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Deep State Targets Duterte for Shaky Alliances, Not Drug Killings (tags)
The deep state is attempting to destabilize Duterte for his political instability, not his extrajudicial killings of civilians. The Philippines turning to Russia and China scares the intelligence community enough to use ISIS to stage a coup.
Lunatics Run the Washington Asylum (tags)
SAN ONOFRE: ANATOMY OF A NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN (tags)
How the San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down, and why
In the Streets for Human Rights: A People Without Borders (tags)
The recent immigrant rights demonstration in San Diego May 1 was inspiring, but a real solution to the immigration question will come only when we can disenthrall the American people from hateful corporate propaganda that pits disadvantaged groups against each other and convinces millions of Americans that their economic and social problems are caused by people below them, not people above. So-called “illegal” immigrants are just another in the long line of scapegoats corporate and Right-wing propagandists invoke to keep people confused and lead them to challenge each other instead of their corporate overlords.
Fletcher Rallies Progressive Crowd to Fight the Right (tags)
The leaflet advertising author and former labor educator Bill Fletcher's talk September 13 in Balboa Park promised a considerably more optimistic speech than the one he actually gave. Stunned by the mass demonstration in Washington, D.C. by radical-Right opponents of President Obama's supposedly "socialist" agenda, Fletcher gave a strongly worded warning to his Leftist audience that unless the American Left organizes now, not only to fight the Right but to appeal to the hearts and minds of ordinary Americans, the movement he called "Right-wing populism" — talk radio, Fox news, the "teabag" protests and the thug-like disruption of Congressmembers' town-hall meetings on health reform — will sweep the country and consign all progressive movements and any part of distributive justice and a social-welfare state to oblivion.
US Rabbi Who Led Delegations to Iran Comes LA (tags)
This past year Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, made history becoming the first woman rabbi to visit Iran and the first U.S. rabbi known to travel there in a formal peacemaking capacity since the 1979 revolution. To date, she had led two U.S. inter-faith civilian diplomacy delegations to Iran. Next week she comes to the LA area to speak.
Massive May Day march in El Salvador (tags)
Tens of Thousands of Salvadorans take to the streets in annual march. This year the focus is immigrants in the US and Neoliberalism here.
Peace, Truth. and Ramsey Clark (tags)
Why, the question is being asked, does a high profile American defend people and causes that are not only anti-Establishment, but anti-American as well?
Favela Rising: A Story of Self Actualization in a Marginalized Rio Community (tags)
Favela Rising, a documentary about a social movement in Rio favelas, won the IDA Best Feature this past week. The directors and community organizers hope to spread its message of self-actualization to marginalized communities in the United States, starting with Los Angeles.
L.A.'s Pet Project: By the Numbers (tags)
Los Angeles Animal Services General Manager Mr. Guerdon Stuckey routinely states that there has been a decrease in animal shelter deaths within the past year; however, the facts seem to point to an increase.
"Progressive" Muslims Union: South African View (tags)
"Last year, three South Africans were invited to be on the Advisory Board of an organisation that was about to be launched in the US, the Progressive Muslims Union of North America. Quite an honour. However, after much reflection, istikharah and many emails, all three – Ebrahim Moosa, Farid Esack and I – declined." Suddenly, scholars who, just a few weeks earlier, had been criticising America’s imperialist role in the world, became Bush advisors. Suddenly, there was a stream of Muslims seeking the road to the White House and Pentagon."