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April 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)

This April 2017 in Honduras, repression goes on, with melon industry worker/unionists threatened and interrogated by armed people on city highways, with organised farmers with years of living on land growing food getting arrested, with cops arresting high school students for participating in a protests where others had damaged cops' repressive tanks with stones, with stones and other things that can cause bodily harm being thrown at prochoice feminist demonstrators, with a public hospital doctor being suspended and threatened for saying the fees increase against patients is wrong .. these and a bit more here: https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/

Activists Mark 150 Years Since Chimney Rock Massacre (tags)

Sunday, February 12, 2017
LUCERNE VALLEY - Nearly one hundred-fifty years after the tragedy, a group of activists gathered at the site of what was likely the largest massacre in the recorded history of Southern California.

Visitors from the Pomona and San Bernardino Valleys joined High Desert locals for a quick visit to the dual monuments marking the location, and subsequently for lunch, conversation, and prayer for the dead nearer to the "Chimney" rock formation.

Strategic Emergency Declared Upon Eastern Europe (tags)

In a statement at Moscow International Relations School (Mirsch), newly appointed Unitednations chairman Antonin Guderez today declared the condition of formal strategic emergency over the region of Eastern Europe. According to the body‘s charter, this means that the Secretary General has vetoed any form of military or political confrontation taken by any member or non-member states, and made change an unavoidable precondition for his own activity there. The short statement was delivered at the end of a question and answer session of a lesson on the history of the Soviet Union, which the politician has attended as a guest. Over the recent days and weeks, the region has seen a rush of deployments and tactical material shipments far beyond the usual conflict hotspots.

Indigenous, Sacred Lands Disrespected at L.A. Women's March (tags)

Gloria Arellanes of the Tongva (the original inhabitants of Los Angeles, originally known as Yangna) was unable to give an opening prayer as promised, and her needs as an elder were unmet.

Honduras coup update December 2016 (tags)

In December 2016, the uni students of the national agricultural university continue to suffer attacks including stabbings as they continue the campus occupation, in Tegucigalpa, military raided cultural centre Paradiso. A fake letter is published to manipulate how people see the human rights organisation Cofadeh, just as in Bajo Aguan and Garífuna indigenous black communities up north, distraction and confusion tactics are used against the communities that continue to fight for justice and land rights.

November 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)

This November. Another massive repression against uni students, this time at the agricultural national uni in Olancho. In the north of Honduras Garífuna communities organise to take back their land, and doing so they are facing arrests, charges, violence and threats. This month the Guadalupe community was attacked, a number of youths involved had capture orders against them, Medelín was brutally arrested by police and faces charges. To read more on this and other abuses that occurred in November 2016 in Honduras, see the text/link...

August 2016 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

Another month of terror this August 2016 in Honduras. Farmers attempted against on two unrelated incidents (unrelated except they both involve attacks against farmers who organise to collectivise and work on land), one was killed in the crossfire. Another media closed off for being one that speaks up. The government blatantly announced investigation, surveillance and tracking against a list of human rights defenders. It arbitrarily arrested two other women human rights defenders. Its uni authorities covered up murals in memory of the assassinated indigenous activist Bertha Caceres that students painted with love and rage. Another enviro activist spoke up about threats they are getting. A young politician with an activist background was murdered. Snipers appeared at a protest. Agrarian Department suffered massive cuts, embodying an attack on land redistribution, in addition to job cuts.

May 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)

Its been a heavy month in Honduras. A resistance activist Tomás was murdered on May day in Tegucigalpa. There have been lots of attacks against people who are part of Copinh or who accompany copinh, whether as a member and activist, journalist, or international observers. There were definitely no shortage of gunshots this month courtesy of the state (mostly in evictions against farmers) and of companies and the state who paid hitpeople. Activists in Zacate Grande were imprisoned for being poor and breaching expensive bail conditions. High school students who opposed policy imposition faced 6 killings in 3 months, which the state is likely to dress up as gangs killing gangs.

Swami in a Strange Land (tags)

Joshua M. Greene, author of Swami in a Strange Land, is the featured speaker at the 2016 Prabhupada Festival (May 28th) at the ISKCON Los Angeles Temple - 3764 Watseka Avenue - LA, CA 90034 - presenting his biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Philippines election: Maverick Rodrigo Duterte wins presidency (tags)

Maverick anti-crime candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections, following the withdrawal of his opponents.

Eleanor Roosevelt on the Nakba (tags)

Truth and history flying in the face of the Palestinian narrative

Take Action on Land Day, March 30! (tags)

The Stop the JNF Campaign is calling for activists for Palestinian rights to take action between March 30 (Land Day) and April 18 (Tax Day) to amplify efforts targeting the Jewish National Fund for its role in the ongoing displacement of Palestinians from their land. Stay tuned for our big announcement on Wednesday!

The usa is unconscionable and unspeakable (tags)

usa is the land of the enslaved and the home of the depraved.

December 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

News from Honduras in December 2015. Less news but bad news. Another environmental and human rights defender kidnapped. Navy shoots Garífuna (Afro-descendent Indigenous Hondurans) killing one and wounding another and say it was an accident because they thought they are drug traffickers. A Lenca indigenous activist was assassinated. A unionist and whistleblower seeks asylum. More funding approved from US and World Bank, always more of the same, more militarisation and more 'trickle down'...

Apartheid State of Jordan (tags)

Jordan considering laws to make it harder for Jews to buy land

Portrait of an Irish Republican (tags)

The author's visit to Occupied Ireland is recounted on the 30th anniversary of the event.

Greed Energy Update (tags)

A wind energy farm has desecrated sacred sites and damaged the environment in Ocotillo Valley. Also, it's dubious if any alternative energy generated has offset the fossil fuel required to build and maintain the project. The 2013 film Greed Energy documents resistance to the farm, which this article further explores and updates.

November 2015 Honduras coup update (tags)

https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ The November update is up, this month, Honduran courts are in the process of producing more political prisoners, lots of activists and communities in resistance have been subject to attacks attempts and threats, protests smashed by state forces including women protesting violence against women, in doing so, were smashed by men police and then women police...

The Critical Board - DomiNation Of the kingdom of chaos (tags)

Honduras coup update September 2015 (tags)

September 2015 in Honduras. Intensifying repression with soldiers and cops pulling out guns against protesters and in mass evictions particularly where there are occupying farmers. One sixteen year old died this way, and another farmer was assassinated 2 days after participating in a protest. This is mixed with selection persecution against journalists and leaders as they came to control demonstrations. 28 year old loved son of writers was arrested accused of killing lawyer of an elite family - both responsible for the massive IHSS scandal that stole so much from people, and for continuously killing people who are witnesses to the scandal for example. About this and more, check out the update

Former Israeli Prime Minister's Critique of Settlements (tags)

Israel

A Jordanian-American’s Life Changing Journey from Anti-Zionist to Zionist (tags)

Abe Haak – a Jordanian-born Palestinian Arab, faculty member at NYU where he teaches translation and Arab journalism, a leading voice in pro-Israel advocacy and frequent contributor to The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post – discusses his life-changing journey from confirmed anti-Zionist to Zionist and pro-Israel advocate.

Israel to Demolish 13,000 Palestinian Structures (tags)

Israel

Israel's War on Refugees (tags)

Israel

Israel Orders Susiya Village Destroyed (tags)

Israel

Hillary Clinton Supports Illegal Israeli Settlements (tags)

Clinton

Honduras Coup, 6 years on (tags)

6 years into the coup, the news for June 2015 of political persecution against indigenous peoples, activists, journalists, and lgbti activists. A look at the current situation of crisis and grassroots movement with the IHSS crisis.

May 2015 Honduras Coup update (tags)

May 2015 in Honduras.... it came out that high officials of a social security department stole $320 millions using companies, this ending up in the campaign funds for National Party's electoral campaign in 2013 and diverted to those who made this happen using ghost companies... assassinations, threats, evictions, law being blatantly on the side of money, all evidentially continue. Check the titles here in the May post to see if you want to read some of it....

Obama on Israel: Phony Criticism, Continuing Business As Usual (tags)

Israel

California Drought Caused By Canadian Tar Sands Deforestation Funded By Koch Brothers (tags)

Koch Brothers, Prime Minister Steve Harper, an also corrupt Alberta provincial government are destroying land held sacred by Native Canadians for 10,000 years

Netanyahu's Sham Settlement Bloc Boundaries Proposal (tags)

Israel

Grand Theft Poroshenko (tags)

Ukraine

L.A. Stands in Solidarity with Australian Aborigines (tags)

“The Aboriginal people are the custodians of their land and have a responsibility to their ancestors to maintain sovereign ties to their land—which is far deeper than a 'lifestyle choice,' which you're probably aware that the prime minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, so disgracefully described the connection to land.” – Jess Harlen

March 2015 Honduras coup update - during high school students strikes: 4 students assassin (tags)

A monthly update of news in Honduras of political persecution, and new practices and laws imposed, etc. This month is especially horrible and full on.

Jerusalem on the Boil (tags)

Israel

February 2015 Honduras coup update (tags)

Another February in Honduras: two killings of journalists, more persecution, evictions, threats... and the militarisation with something like Plan Colombia that may soon be funded by the US congress, and more

Choice for Palestinians in Israeli Elections: None (tags)

Israel

Congress Illegally Gives Away Mining Rights On Native American Forest Land (tags)

One of the world's 5 worst mining companies, involved in strip miining and mountain top decapitation, has illegally been given mining rights on Apache land. by the Republican Congress

Netanyahu's Ugly Israel (tags)

Israel

Honduras Coup update January 2015 (tags)

Honduras Coup update January 2015 Starting yet another year with killing, shootings, a disappearance, threats and judicial processes against those who protest, with ever deepening militarisation using military police, and ever graver privatisation, using model cities amongst other laws.

December 2014 Honduras coup news update (tags)

This December 2014 in Honduras, a journalist murdered, a radio community journalist stabbed at, lots of evictions, etc...

The Mendacious Maps of Disappearing Palestine (tags)

Anti-Israel activists often use doctored maps to show Israel’s supposed malfeasance over the past century. Such claims are made by people who, in the best case, have no knowledge of the facts, and in the worst case, have no moral compass.

Why Palestinian Sovereignty Matters (tags)

Palestine

Paalestine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (tags)

Palestine

Israeli Good Tidings for Palestinians (tags)

Israel

Christmas in Palestine (tags)

Palestine

PLO Security Council Statehood Bid (tags)

Palesrine

Hard Truths in Occupied Palestine Media Scoundrels Ignore (tags)

Palestine

Aryan Nuremberg Laws in Israel (tags)

Israel

Inequality and Liberal Democracy: A Disturbing Association (tags)

How do we bring fundamental reforms about at a time when organized minorities and disorganized, quiescent majorities appear to be the norm in both the North and the South?

Israel Plans Annexing West Bank Territory (tags)

Israel

Reinventing Vietnam War History (tags)

Vietnam

Columbus Day Protest, Downtown L.A. (tags)

Columbus Day has been suffering setbacks of late. Minneapolis; Berkeley, California; and most recently Seattle now observe Indigenous People's Day instead. San Francisco has Italian Heritage Day; Hawaii, Discoverers Day (i.e., the discovery of the islands by Polynesians); and South Dakota, Native American Day. Venezuela dropped Columbus Day in 2002 in favor of Day of Indigenous Resistance. Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, and other countries celebrate Dia de la Raza*. While Columbus Day's still recognized here in Southern California, a new annual protest occurs in downtown L.A.

Philippines: Charter change and foreign ownership of land not solution to development (tags)

As plenary debates on House Joint Congressional Resolution No. 1, amending the economic provisions of the 1986 Constitution, began today, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello challenged proponents of the resolution to admit that foreign ownership of land is among the main objectives of the proposal.

The State of Reform in the Philippines (tags)

Akbayan on Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address

Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm (Again) (tags)

The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.

Israeli State Terror (tags)

Israel

Livestreamer @PMBeers interviews Bundy Ranch supporters during BLM stand-off (Part 2) (tags)

As tensions between Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management skyrocketed in early April 2014, mainstream media remained silent about the arrests as well as property destruction at the hands of the BLM. To learn the truth from the people on the ground, livestreamer Patti Beers (@PMBeers) carpooled to Bunkersville, NV to interview the hundreds of volunteers at Bundy Ranch. Her livestream audience grew to over 1,000 viewers by 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 12.

Livestreamer @PMBeers interviews Bundy Ranch supporters during BLM stand-off (tags)

In April 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) acted on a court order to seize the cattle of southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Hundreds of western men and women traveled to Bunkersville, NV to stand with Cliven Bundy against federal tyranny. Several reporters from Los Angeles People's Media went to the site of the #BundyRanch #RangeWar to interview the supporters of the Bundy family about the stand-off.

Members of Bundy Family Explain Bundy Ranch Stand-Off With Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (tags)

In April 2014, the Bureau of Land Management acted on a court order to seize the cattle of southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Hundreds of western men and women traveled to the area outside Bunkersville, NV to stand with Cliven Bundy against federal tyranny. Several reporters from Los Angeles People's Media went to the site of the #BundyRanch #RangeWar to interview the members of the Bundy family about the stand-off.

Israeli State Terrorism (tags)

Israel

Sham Peace Talks Continue (tags)

Israel

Mideast Peace Negotiators Meet (tags)

Israel

Duplicitous Mideast Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

Filipino Farmers to Aquino: Make Land Reform a Development Priority (tags)

Philippines, March 2014 -- With less than four months remaining before the upcoming “death” of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)’s land distribution component on June 30 2014, 300 farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) today trooped to Malacanang, calling for a drastic acceleration and overhaul of the implementation of the land reform effort.

Planned Israeli Jordan Valley Annexation? (tags)

Israel

US and Israeli Seasons's Greetings: Part II (tags)

imperialism

Israel Bombs Gaza - Again (tags)

Israel

Palestine's Land Defense Coalition (tags)

Israel

Ghost Village Beitin (tags)

Palestine

maps of Disappearing palestine (tags)

Problems with the ubiquitous maps of disappearing Palestine

Harsh Criticism of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

Sham Peace Talks Resume (tags)

Israel

Israeli Democracy: A Convenient Illusion (tags)

Israel

Decades of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Failure : 50 Reasons Why (tags)

Israel

Israeli Referendum Measure Blocks Land for Peace (tags)

Israel

On Philippine President Aquino's Midterm Year (tags)

Deeper reforms needed to curb inequality

Anti-Zionism Isn't Anti-Semitism (tags)

Israel

Paradise Lost: The Flip Side of Boracay Island, Philippines (tags)

“We’re following the due process. And yet this due process is giving advantage to the rich claimants who continue to occupy and build structures inside the Ancestral Land of the Atis in Boracay. We might end up without a land of our own.” – Delsa Justo, Chief of Boracay Ati Tribal Organization BATO)

Understanding Israeli Settlements (tags)

Israel

L.A. Participates in Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline (part 1) (tags)

A report back and photo coverage (part 1) of a march and rally held in Los Angeles on February 17, in solidarity with the protest in Washington, DC.

West Bank Village Struggles to Survive (tags)

Israel

Israeli Lawlessness in Issawiya (tags)

Israel

Obama v. Netanyahu Round Two (tags)

anti-war

Washington Post Supports Israeli Settlements (tags)

Israel

Hardening Israeli Fascism (tags)

Israel

Brazil: Structural changes on the way (tags)

She also studies rebuilding the soil, flora, fauna and rainfall in semi-arid areas (see map!), Home to 18 million Brazilians and it occupies nearly one million square kilometers.This reconstruction will take place at very low cost, without engineering works, but supported on the natural succession of species, according to a technique called Agroforestry Regenerative Analog System (ARAS), developed and disseminated in Brazil by swiss citizen Ernst Götsch, who is in full activity.

No Relief for Palestine in New Year (tags)

Palestine

Netanyahu/Lieberman Coalition (tags)

Israel

Netanyahu's Rage to Judaize Palestine (tags)

Israel

LADWP pulls leases under dry lake air monitors (tags)

They’re still doing it. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has, for decades, used its land ownership to manipulate life in the Owens Valley. The latest DWP maneuver cancels leases for land under three of the Air Pollution Control District’s Owens Dry Lake air monitors. LADWP doesn’t like what the air monitors are showing.

PHILIPPINES: The Emotional Calculus of Armed Conflict (tags)

HOW DO I TREAT THEE? Let me count the ways. Statistics from the AFP-PNP over a 33-year period (1978-2010) report an aggregate of 29,553 fatalities in the ongoing conflict between GPH and the CPP-NPA categorized thus: 13,412 Communists (45%), 8,264 military and police (28%) and 7,877 civilians (21%). This further translates into 80 deaths daily for the period: 36 Communists, 23 soldiers and police, and 21 civilians.

Israeli Settlement Construction Fallout (tags)

Israel

Israel's Operation Pillar of Cloud (tags)

Israel

Israeli Threat to Annul Oslo (tags)

Israel

Occupation Hell in Palestine (tags)

Israel

PHILIPPINES: The ghosts of martial law (tags)

On September 21, forty years ago, President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law. For almost 13-and-a-half years afterwards, the country suffered terribly from a brutal and corrupt dictatorship. Among the victims of the grave violations of human rights under martial law were the following: 3,257 “salvaged” (summarily executed), 35,000 tortured, and 70,000 incarcerated, as documented by historian Alfred McCoy.

Stolen Haitian Relief Money (tags)

Haiti

BDS IN THE PEWS: (tags)

European, US, and Canadian Government Funding Behind Anti-Israel Activism in Mainline Churches

Profile of Institutionalized Racism (tags)

Israel

FRACKIN' in Baldwin Hills to Earthquake US ? huh? (tags)

The news is coming out in LA too..FRACKING...the drilling into 'shale' with chemical polluted water [wasting water by more than bucketfulls, by more than waterfallfulls] is happening in our own back yard, but where ? not far from our LAX airport - in Baldwin Hills. Scientific evidence is IN - fracking [sounds similar to f--king of the evil not pleasant kind] is correlated to EARTHQUAKES and our San Andreas is complaining loudly that he wants to burst out again, not only to warn us, but destroy parts of us too.

More homes to be demolished in the West Bank (tags)

The Israeli occupation forces have recently handed notices to citizens in Kufur Qaddoum village.

Israel Plans Theft of 10% More West Bank Land (tags)

Israel

Owens Lake Reminders for SNWA Pipeline’s Water Grab from Northern Aquifers (tags)

The recent decision by the NV State Engineer to support the SNWA's proposed pipeline follows the same tactics used by San Fernando Valley developers who removed water from Owens Lake and Valley by using deception and purchasing land and favors from government officials.

Protecting Sacred Sites: The Kuruvungna Springs (tags)

WEST LOS ANGELES – February 4, 2012 - Just one block South of a very urban section of Wilshire Blvd with 40 story high-rise buildings and often grid locked streets sits the Kuruvungna Springs. The Springs are on a part of the University High School campus. The Springs and the surrounding area were once the site of a Tongva village.

PHILIPPINES: SC Reversal on Hacienda Luisita, A Triumph of CARPER, Agrarian Justice (tags)

We in Akbayan Party welcome the Supreme Court's reversal of its previous ruling on the Hacienda Luisita case. It is a great victory not only for the beneficiaries but also for every Filipino farmer. Now it is crystal clear, land distribution is the sole, genuine avenue of agrarian reform. Likewise, this decision affirms the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program- Extension with Reforms (CARPER) - farmers must own the lands they till and it is the onus of government to guarantee it.

Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash” (tags)

Various people said that Jan Perry was using the ancient "divide and conquer" strategy and that she succeeded in dividing the community in and around 41st and Alameda. Both Perry and Eric Garcetti (District 13), who presided over the meeting, are planning to run for mayor. It seems unlikely that LA will have a decent mayor within our lifetimes, but a Mayor Perry or a Mayor Garcetti would be one more major injustice.

BREAKING: City Council Votes Unanimously Against South Central Farmers (tags)

LOS ANGELES - November 15, 2011 – The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to drop the 2.5 acre open space requirement for development at the former site of the South Central Farm

Rogue Israeli Lawlessness (tags)

state terror

Editorial: Jan Perry's Latest Offensive Against the South Central Farm Land (41st & Alameda) (tags)

Tomorrow morning, October 15, City Council is scheduled to vote on Jan Perry's proposal that would release developer Ralph Horowitz of the 2.6-acre green space requirement and make it easier for him to sell the property. And so the future of the 14-acre plot of land, at 41st and Alameda is once again under dispute. Previously the site of the famous South Central Farm, once known as the largest urban farm in the country, if the not world, the land has become the most disputed plot of real-estate in the city. (At the time of its demolition circa 2006, there was a massive community mobilization to save it, and the goal of the farmers to reclaim the land has not died.)

When Goliath Wins: The Triumph of Redevelopment in Los Angeles (tags)

On Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., the South Central Farmers, their supporters, and the residents of the Central-Alameda neighborhood will confront the Los Angeles City Council in its chambers one more time to try to save the Farm and save the neighborhood. in the unlikely event they succeed, they might save the City.

Living Under Israel's Boot (tags)

Palestine

Jan Perry's Attempt to Remove Green Space Requirement Gains Steam (tags)

After 90+ minutes of open discussion, City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved Councilwoman Jan Perry's proposal and made the announcement quickly and quietly. Perry was not present herself but filled the room with residents of the low-income housing project Pueblo Del Rio (who were bused in and treated to a free lunch) and employees of PIMA, the company which hopes to develop the entire property. The measure will now be reintroduced to the full City Council, probably in mid-November. The South Central Farm is calling on Angelinos to contact their City Council members (contact info. at the bottom of this article).

SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)

Farmers Join with Central–Alameda Residents and OccupyLA To Halt Sale of Last Piece of Urban Farm

Report: The Indigenous Committee at Occupy LA (tags)

Indigenous people around the country are making their voices heard at occupations. Here in LA (occupied Yangna), the Indigenous Committee has been imparting many of these views in a local context.

Israeli/Turkish/Palestinian Tensions (tags)

Israel

TEARS OF THE LITTLE MUSTANG PRINEVILLE OREGON BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WORKER CAUGHT RED (tags)

In the spring of 2011 a Bureau Of Land Management rangeland supervisor working for the Prineville Oregon BLM was caught red-handed subleasing his own cattle grazing permits issued for federal land allotments on Rudio Mountain. This BLM employee was breaking the law and BLM is keeping this confidential to protect themselves. The guilty BLM employee lives nearby. He is well known as an avid mustang hater. In his opinion cattle should not have to compete with mustangs on federal grazing allotments. He would like to see all mustangs hauled to slaughterhouses. This guy provided input and was one of the preparers for BLM's new management guidelines for Central Oregon federal lands titled "John Day Basin Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement". The record of decision for this new management plan is due out in the near future. Then one late summer morning a band of mustangs were resting on a high plateau in a remote place on Rudio Mountain overlooking the John Day River. Suddenly the sound of rifle shots exploded across the high mountain meadow. The proud black stallion ran frantically to get his herd onto their feet and they ran for their lives across the plateau some falling to the ground and thrashing with death throws as the bullets ripped into them taking them down one by one. The first mustang to topple was only a baby not more than 6 weeks old. During the following days the smell of blood and rotting flesh attracted scavengers and birds of prey that fed upon the bodies of the murdered mustangs. It was during this time that hikers visiting this remote part of Rudio Mountain came across what has been dubbed (THE RUDIO MOUNTAIN MUSTANG MASSACRE.) The band of mustangs were killed smack dab in the middle of a remote section of federal land managed by the BLM as a cattle grazing allotment and to add insult to injury the cattle grazing allotment where the mustangs were murdered was being utilized by none other than our notorious untrustworthy BLM employee.

Public Comment Needed on SNWA Snake Valley Pipeline to Vegas! (tags)

Another chance for members of the public to comment to the BLM and share their views on the proposed SNWA pipeline from Snake and Spring Valley aquifers to the Las Vegas region. Please request the BLM take the NO ACTION alternative and deny the pipeline access across public lands held by the BLM. We do not need any more aquifers being overdrafted for extra golf courses and suburban sprawl development (ie., Coyote Springs from Harvey Whittemore), we need flowing springs and seeps for our ecosystems!

Jan Perry Proposes Waiver of Green Space Requirement for South Central Farm Land (tags)

What was probably intended as a quiet move by Jan Perry gets media attention and puts two organizations with an adversarial history on the same side. Four companies are named in regards to Ralph Horowitz's sale of the land (now in escrow). People are encouraged to print out copies of a petition against this plan and gather signatures.

Farmers Fighting for South Central Again (tags)

The Farmers defend the last vestige of the Farm against City and development. Join them Thursday morning, 8:00 a.m., at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Tension mounts as Brazilian Indians retake land (tags)

A community of Guarani Indians in Brazil has retaken part of its ancestral land in an act of desperation, having lived by the side of a highway for a year and a half.

Stealing Palestinian Land Dunam by Dunam (tags)

Palestine

Oil giant ConocoPhillips ?pulls out? of controversial Amazon project (tags)

US oil giant ConocoPhillips has reportedly announced it is pulling out of the controversial oil block 39 in the northern Peruvian Amazon.

The South Central Farmers: The Dream Reborn (tags)

The fight for the Farm is on again

Brutal attack on endangered tribe (tags)

A man from one of the world?s most endangered tribes has been attacked and seriously wounded trying to stop intruders hunting his tribe?s game. The police are treating the attack as attempted murder. Three men have been arrested over the incident.

US human rights report shines spotlight on Penan tribe (tags)

A new US government human rights report has highlighted the Penan tribe’s battle to protect their rainforests in Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo, from logging. 


One different Easter (tags)

Those indigenous children they have schools that teach them to be westerners and consumers. It's necessary for not seeing them, that all of them will not have a future: Their farms infected by cyanide that destroys everything green that exist in our Mother the Earth.

World Water Day: Global outrage over Ethiopia mega-dam (tags)

Almost 400 organizations have signed a petition against Africa’s tallest dam, which will be delivered to Ethiopian embassies across Europe and the United States to mark World Water Day on Tuesday March 22nd.

Horrific treatment of Amazon Indians exposed 100 years ago today (tags)

30,000 Amazon Indians were enslaved, tortured, raped and starved in just 12 years during the rubber boom, according to a historic report submitted by Irish investigator Roger Casement, 100 years ago today.

Call for solidarity: Kulon Progo Self-organised Struggle Against Neoliberal Megaproject (tags)

This is the chronology, update and call to solidarity for kulon progo. The people in Kulon Progo are self organized 50.000 families who already under the threat of development moved by the local emperor of Jogjakarta; Sultan HB XI. The people in KP are rejecting NGO, political parties, leftist and any kind of mediation who are coming with their own interest, and only going to weakened their movement. Since now they dont have access anymore to lawyer who stand on their side, we're trying to raise the issue to be international issue.

Elijah, Amos and Jeremiah: Prophets as Uncomfortable Critics (tags)

The Old Testament prophets condemned war and accumulating riches as attacks on society and the poor, as forms of idolatry and blindness where fellow persons are degraded into non-persons. False prophets are described as broken cisterns that can hold no water.

Trial of Indian leader’s ‘assassins’ resumes (tags)

The trial of three men accused of murdering renowned Guarani Indian leader Marcos Veron is set to resume on Monday in São Paulo, Brazil.

Calling All Activists - Join Us on the Ground in Palestine! (tags)

Join the Palestine Solidarity Project in Beit Ommar, Palestine, and become part of the growing international movement to support Palestinian non-violent resistance. We are in need of volunteers to join us this winter and spring as we struggle to end the Israeli occupation in all its forms and to promote justice and self-determination for the Palestinian people. We have a wide range of programs lined up for the next few months, and are in need of dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers to help make our goals a reality.

EPA Hydro-Fracking Hearing Begins In Binghamton, NY (tags)

9/13/10 - Binghamton, NY - EPA hearings discuss safety issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" when related to pollution of groundwater. Fracking is the newest source for some natural gas pipelines like the one in San Bruno that recently exploded. Many older pipelines have serious safety concerns yet many more new pipelines are built each year due to expanded fracking of shale deposits without any clear oversight from federal regulators at PHMSA.

El Paso Corp. Bribes Environmentalists for Ruby Pipeline (tags)

In order to appear more environmentally friendly, proponents of the 680 mile long Ruby Pipeline Project have reached a conservation agreement with two prominant environmental groups (WWP & ONDA) in exchange for the environmental groups dropping any opposition to the proposed pipeline route through pristine sagebrush wilderness, mating ground for endangered sage grouses.

BTL:Palestinian Farmer Peacefully Struggles to Save his Family's Property from Israeli Tak (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Can a Person Own HIs/Her Mother? (tags)

No one can own what exists in nature except nature. A human cannot own its own mother. However western ownership systems have been forced on us again and again that contradict our worldview and our values. Ubunto is another example: "I only live when you live."

“Innocents Abroad” Trek from San Diego to Gaza (tags)

When Larry Hampshire, Faith Attaguile and Hany El-Saldany signed on with an international convoy bringing supplies and vehicles to the people of the occupied Palestinian province of Gaza, they had so little insight into what they were getting into that they called their program “Innocents Abroad” when they reported on their experience to the Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest May 6. They faced opposition mostly from the government of Egypt — including a police riot, the confiscation of their passports and the arrest of seven members — but they also had strong support from the people in the countries they went through, especially in the Middle East (Turkey, Syria, Jordan). Their presentation sparked a wide-ranging discussion about the prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace and whether the so-called “two-state solution” (a separate Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza next to Israel) is still practical or desirable.

PHILIPPINES: Sanlakas party to file plunder raps vs Villar (tags)

MANILA, Philippines - Party-list group Sanlakas will file a plunder case against Nacionalista Party presidential bet Manny Villar based on land-grabbing allegations.

"Guerilla Gardening and Learn to Grow Your Own Urban Food" @ L.A. Greens for Earth Day (tags)

Celebrate Earth Day with L.A. Greens: Vegetarian potluck and 3 guest speakers: "Guerilla Gardening and Learn to Grow Your Own Urban Food." Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7pm, Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St., Los Angeles

Celebrate Earth Day with the Green Party! (tags)

Join the Los Angeles Greens for vegetarian potluck and a talk on "Guerilla Gardening and Learn to Grow Your Own Urban Food" by Ramona Merryman, aka The Mistress of Soil, a permaculture designer and teacher.

EDSA "People Power Revolution" Promises Unfullfilled (tags)

EPCC NEWS today reported today, February 27 that NDF spokesperson for Mindanao, Jorge madlos said that twenty four (24) years after the EDSA "People Power Revolution" the greater majority of the Filipino people still wallow in poverty and deprivation, evermore oppressed and exploited. All the promises of EDSA totally unfulfilled.

Israeli Occupation Supportive Companies to Boycott (tags)

Supporting BDS essential

Israel's East Jerusalem Linked Settlement Expansion (tags)

continued land theft

Atenco PRESENTE!! en California (tags)

Leonel Rivero, abogado y defendor de presos politicos de Atenco en una gira al California. 10 de deciembre---PROTESTA INTERNACIONAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE LOS PRESOS DE ATENCO.

THE NOYNOY AQUINO CANDIDACY AND THE HACIENDA LUISITA MASSACRE OF 2004 (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) expresses its militant solidarity the Filipino peasants specially those of the Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac owned by the Aquino family in commemorating the fifth anniversary of the massacre that happened in November 16, 2004 where 14 peasants were killed by brutal fascists troops. The Hacienda Luisita case has became prominent again with the candidacy of the son of the owner, former President Cory Aquino, now, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. to the presidency of the land. In 1985, Cory Aquino ran against Marcos and promised she will be the exact opposite of Marcos but did poorly to fulfill her promise. She just brought back the trappings of democracy like the bourgeois congress and elections but kept her hacienda and exempted it under her fake land reform program in 1988. Doing the same, Noynoy, the scion of the Aquino clan claims” they only own 4% of the corporation” and lets another fellow landlord, Mar Roxas of the Araneta-Roxas clan to speak for him on this landmark land case.

Israel's Ofra Settlement on Unauthorized Palestinian Land (tags)

more Israeli land theft

GIVE BACK HACIENDA LUISITA TO THE FILIPINO FARMERS! (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network(PESANTE)-USA stands solidly with peasant organizations in the Philippines in their call: GIVE BACK THE HACIENDA LUISITA to the farmers! Pesante supports the call of former KMP chair PAeng Mariano . Anakpawis party-list Rep. Rafael Mariano said that Senator Noynoy Aquino’s statement that they will give up Hacienda Luisita is just ruse to further evade his duty to give the land to the farmers. He said the Aquino-Cojuangco family could just convert the estate into other uses (such as the Luisita Mall and the Luisita Industrial Park) to raise money and pay its debts, which do not comply with their obligations under the agrarian reform program. “For generations, the Cojuangcos have benefited greatly from the Hacienda and labor of the farmers. It’s time they give it away, selling it or converting it will only aggravate the problems,” said Mariano.

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities' Food Program (tags)

The Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC), has created a food program where we are empowering ourselves and others to become self-sustainable.

Los Angeles Hondurans Demonstrate for Zelaya Return, Condemn Killings by Military. (tags)

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2009 –Local Hondurans are gathering at Mac Arthur Park in the heart of Los Angeles’ Central American immigrant community to protest the Military’s killing of protesters at the Tegucigalpa airport and to demand his return to office.

Appalachia and Colombia: The People Behind the Coal --an interview with Aviva Chomsky (tags)

Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and Latin American Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts, and is a founder of the North Shore Colombia Solidarity Committee, which has been working since 2002 with Colombian labor and popular movements, especially those affected by the foreign-owned mining sector. She just returned from a Witness for Peace delegation (May 28 – June 6) that traveled to two regions devastated by coal mining: the state of Kentucky and to northern Colombia.

Israel’s occupation of The West Bank is more than an occupation. (tags)

It is a colonial style plantation.

Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah Join the South Central Farmers To Take Back the Farm (tags)

***Breaking News*** Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah Join the South Central Farmers To Take Back the Farm Saturday, June 13, 6:00-11:30 p.m. Reunion at the Farm Update to Press Release SAVE THE FARM SAVE THE WORKERS SAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD LOS ANGELES--On Saturday, June 13, Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah, both luminaries in the South Central Farm encampment and environmental activists, will join the South Central Farmers and Farm supporters at a reunion and recommitment to the Farm at 41st and Alameda

May Day March for Immigrants' Rights (tags)

There are several immigrants' rights marches and protests happening on May First. Ron Gochez, of the Southern California Immigration Coalition, talks about why people should come out and march.

Never Forever 21 Action: Round 3 4/25/09 (tags)

The South Central Farm is the people's land, given to us by Mayor Tom Bradley, in 1993 after the Los Angeles Uprising. The people built an inner-city paradise, the nation's largest urban farm. In 2006, Mayor Bradley's promise was broken: the Los Angeles City Council took the land away and gave it to a developer to build a mammoth shipping center for the sweatshop clothing manufacturer Forever 21. We're here today to tell Forever 21 that we won't work for sweatshops, that we are Farmers. We are the people: the Farm is our land!

Actions Against Forever 21 Continue (tags)

“What's going on here is environmental racism. Why are we always putting warehouses or pollution in certain areas? Why don't they put the warehouse here [in Old Town Pasadena]? We know that they're not going to put a warehouse here where they're going to have diesel trucks—50 an hour—coming in this area raising the asthma rates, raising the cancer rates. They're not going to allow that here, but they're going to allow it in our community. And they're going to say, 'That's what they're used to, that's what they deserve, that's what it's zoned for.'” -- Rosa, South Central farmer/Food Not Bombs

Bolivia's New Constitution: Progressive Change or Business As Usual (tags)

Bolivians vote.

Act Now to stop the militarization of public lands! Jan 31 deadline (tags)

INLAND EMPIRE - January 25, 2009 The Marines want to use 188,000 acres of our desert for "live-fire training and maneuvering exercises."

PESANTE CONDEMNS JR 19 OF PHILIPPINE CONGRESS (tags)

“Cats with gloves cannot catch mice” The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA vehemently condemns the anti-peasant Joint Resolution No. 19. Passed by the Philippine Congress before it went to its Christmas season recess. Pesante-USA stands with and wholeheartedly support the walk-out of progressive party list members and their principled opposition to the landlord schemes. ( Below is the full text of the progressive party list statement) After more than twenty years of sham land reform we contemptuously called “BIGAY-BAWI”, the ruling clique of the US-Arroyo regime who are prime despotic landlords in their respective areas, consolidated their hold like the landlords of El Salvador and Colombia and really are counter-revolutionaries at heart.

It’s More than Nuclear Issues, Native Americans Tell Activists (tags)

The event at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego August 29 was billed as a program about Native American activists fighting against nuclear testing and waste disposal in Nevada, but it turned out to be considerably broader than that. Speakers Ian Zabarte, secretary of state of the Shoshone nation, and professor Steven T. Newcomb gave their audience a history lesson about the U.S. government's cavalier attitude towards its treaties with Indian nations and the Christian-supremacist ideology that underlies it.

On the Ancestral Land MOA of the MILF and GRP and the Escalation of Hostilities (tags)

The Cordillera Peoples' Democratic Front (CPDF) expresses deep concern and condemns the war of aggression being waged by the US-backed reactionary Armed Forces of the Philippines that has caused the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of both Christian and Moro people in Mindanao. It likewise condemns US direct intervention in the war-torn south.

South Central Farmers Demand Ethics Investigation of Local Officials (tags)

Citing an apparent conflict of interest, the South Central Farmers are demanding that California's State Attorney General investigate the sale of the site of the South Central Farm by Los Angeles city officials to local developer Ralph Horowitz for a trucking center for women's clothing manufacturer and retailer Forever 21.

Jeff Halper's "An Israeli in Palestine" - Part I (tags)

Halper's excellent book.

Save the Farm. Deadline: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (tags)

On July 2, Angelinos overcame the City-planned divides between rich and poor, cultural differences, and even broke through language barriers in the fight to restore the South Central Farm. When the developer proposed a diesel-spewing warehouse distribution center for the site, Farmers and Farm supporters threw a wrench in the cogs of City Hall and won a round in the fight to force Horowitz to do an Environmental Impact Report: they forced a twenty-one day delay for more public comments, and gained a glimmer of hope to restore the Farm. The fight between the people and developers' grip on City Hall could be decided by this Wednesday, July 23, 2008, the new deadline for public comments and the second hearing, a week or two later on the tenth floor of City Hall, in front of a small advisory board.

Saving the South Central Farm: Listening to the Land (tags)

To many, it looked like the Struggle to Save the South Central Farm was defeated, a dream buried beneath the treads of the bulldozers that plowed the Farm under following the brutal invasion of an army of LA County Sheriffs crushed the resistor's encampment, turning the land from a liberated zone into an oppressive, occupied one. But all that could change. Here's why, and how you can help make it change.

South Central Farm Shows Alternative to Industrial Ag's Monocultura (tags)

The farming methods using crop diversity were evidenced at south central farm prior to the destruction by the L.A. Sheriff's bulldozers. SC farm's 'milpa' method is our escape from dependency on increasingly toxic petrochemicals used by industrial agribusiness monoculture plantations.

VIDEOS: South Central Farm - Feinstein, Piera-Avila oppose warehouse at Farm (tags)

testimony at LA City Hall to support South Central Farm

The Eighth Plague (tags)

World Bank president Robert Zoelick compared the food shortage to the Old Testament's "seven plagues" but forgot to mentionthe eighth is the World Bank itself. The World Bank insists on agricultural production for export, not for the local supply of the population.

Ramzy Baroud's "The Second Palestinian Intifada" (tags)

The agony continues.

Conversion of rice fields created rice shortage (tags)

In the Central Luzon plains, Nueva Ecija is unique. In this farming province, the biggest rice producer in this region, you see rows upon rows of rice paddies. But it had more rice lands before the phenomenon of land conversion in the late 80s. The large landowners converted their lands to non-agricultural use so these would not fall under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law enacted in 1988. Land conversion was also necessitated by population rise and the urbanization of many towns of the province.

AGRARIAN REFORM 29 bishops urge Congress to extend CARP (tags)

Twenty-nine Catholic prelates, including Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales and Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, have asked the House of Representatives to immediately extend through legislation the 20-year-old Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The CARP expires on June 10 this year.

Jonathan Cook's "Blood and Religion" (tags)

Israel's imperial plan.

Mendo Redwoods Corp plan for PL bankruptcy (tags)

Three chances for the public to voice their ideas, ask questions and present alternatives to the Mendocino Redwoods corporation's plans for logging on (Maxxam)/Pacific Lumber land following the PL bankruptcy..

Blackwater California Bid is Withdrawn (tags)

Blackwater Worldwide dropped its plans yesterday to build a military and law enforcement training camp in East County, San Diego, ending a storm of controversy over the security contractor's presence in the county.

America never was America to me - MLK (tags)

The war is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit

Hidden Oasis Threatened by Development (tags)

A wildlife corridor in Echo Park is threatened by development. On Wednesday, November 14th, there will be a public hearing at City Hall concerning the developer's request for “a Small Lot Subdivision - from 3 into 16 lots and a zone change from R1 to RD6 rezoning.” It will take place in room 1020 at 10:30am. The issue will also be addressed at the Greater Echo Park Neighborhood Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm at Logan Street School (1711 West Montana).

PalCo Bankruptcy Plan; Maxxam Sells Redwoods to Developers (tags)

At Pacific Lumber's Chapter 11 bankruptcy hearings, parent corporation Maxxam (Houston, TX headquarters) submits plan in Corpus Christi court to sell land for development to pay off their debt to creditors and continue logging with even less restrictions on their remaining land. CA residents are excluded from any decision making process in the bankruptcy proceedings.

MacLaren Hall Survivors Weigh In On The Site's Future (tags)

We, the actual survivors of MacLaren Hall's horror *know* that the buildings and land at MacLaren Hall are haunted by brutalized children's souls, every day and night. MacLaren Hall was a battle zone for thousands of children who survived and still remember what happened...

U.S. corporations profit from undocumented migrants (tags)

Minutemen/SOS racist assertions derail any open dialogue about NAFTA/WTO free trade policies as a source of undocumented immigration that enables corporations to exploit migrant farmworkers..

South Central Farm: Encampment Reunion 2007 (tags)

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2007 – One year to the day after the forced evictions of the South Central Farmers from their land by a small army of Sheriffs and LAPD the farmers held a reunion in the streets outside the now barren land.

The South Central Farm: The Struggle Continues (tags)

June 13, 2007: Today is the one-year anniversary of the eviction at the South Central Farm. A reunion was held just outside the now-barren farm space. Throughout the evening, the continued determination to restore the farm was emphasized repeatedly.

South Central Farmers: Displaced, NOT Defeated (tags)

This month marks the one year anniversary of the brutal and violent eviction of the South Central Farmers. Today, they gather for a special monthly gatheringi at their Tianguis to reflect and celebrate moving forward.

Meadeboy Messenger Music * (tags)

Selected favorites and collected works of Bro Bubba Bob, Israel, Deaf Messenger.

May Day Movement 2007 in Modesto (tags)

We are NOT Immigrants was the message at this year’s May Day Movement in Modesto, California. Over 3,000 protestors took to Modesto streets to demand a legalization bill and equal treatment for the millions living in the United States without papers. The turnout was nowhere near the 10,000 to 12,000 that marched in 2006, when the threat of Sensenbrenner’s House Resolution 4437 brought out record numbers across the nation. But the message was more powerful and resolute.

Zapatistas! Cucapa fishing is impacted by Colorado dams/diversions (tags)

Zapatista peace camp with Cucapa on Rio Colorado defends fishing rights, address loss of freshwater to delta, theft of agua by agribusiness corporations..

Love Festivals of Hooterville (tags)

A suppressed enduring article, typed from my head in thirty minutes.

How did Christian right fanatics take control of US government/people?? (tags)

How did the past few years of rule by the illegal war criminal GW Bush regime proceed to revoke the rights of the people and replaced by fascist religious dogma??

Israel is in deep trouble (tags)

We should try and help. We owe them that much.

Black Mesa Support Updates (tags)

Black Mesa Support Updates

Rural Workers in Uruguay occupy land and call for solidarity (tags)

On January 14 of this year, Mandiyú – a group of small dairy farmers – occupied a 388 hectare section of the Eduardo Acevedo Estate in the area of Bella Unión, in the north of Uruguay. This is the second land occupation in the country, following the group of “peludos” (sugar cane workers) in their occupation one year ago of another 32 hectares that had been abandoned for more than ten years.

The Lord's Press Release (tags)

The February 24th edition features secret words hidden until the time of the end. Heed my words and I will tell you great and hidden things you do not know. Bush Daddy says that the English made the Potato Famine happen. Lets catch the culprit soon. Then Bush Daddy said that the English Jews did it. So I reminded him that his Walker forefather was an English Jew. I've given them 72 hours to solve this. Do you think they are balking? I think their time is up 2/15/07. As for Ireland, I want to know what kind of people live there today. Was the Potato Famine a plot to uproot and supplant a population?

Buffalo River Dene Nation Seeks International Justice (tags)

Buffola River Dene Nation's Press Release announcing its attempt to seek justice at the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice.

The Winter Harvest of the South Central Farmers (tags)

The Farmers open a new center and a new farm, ready to bring their organic produce to South Central. The rest of us might get a taste, too.

APOCALYPTO: Mel Gibson's Show of White Supremacy (tags)

For Indigenous people, Gibson's "Apocalypto" means "THE NEW GENOCIDE"

Government the cause of the problem, not the solution to the problem!!! (tags)

Judge signs order lifting 40-year construction ban on Navajo land

The Farmers' Promise (tags)

The South Central Farmers opened their new community center today, across the street from the bulldozed site of the South Central Farm

STOP THE POLITICAL KILLINGS NOW! (tags)

Once more, with deep sadness, the Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-U.S.A vigorously condemns the November 27, 2006 murder of Anthony Licayo , president of Gunglo Dagiti Mannalon peasant association in Cabirauan, Gonzaga, Cagayan Valley.

Pesante-USA Support’s Cagayan Valley Peasant’s Struggle for Land and Freedom (tags)

--The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-U.S.A vehemently condemned the despicable killing of the new Gunglo Dagiti Mannalon peasant association president Anthony Licayo last November 27 at Brgy. Cabirauan, Gonzaga, Cagayan, Licayo has just succeeded Joey Javier, the president of Gunglo was killed by military agents in Brgy, Bagunot,Cagayan. Licayo became the 791st victim of political killings perpetrated by the military throughout the Philippines under the US-Arroyo regime. Pesante is very much aware that the peasant associations led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is taking the brunt of the fascist attacks by the US trained and directed Philippine military, police, its intelligence agencies and paramilitaries all over the country.

After 60 years the Feds still have not cleaned up these WWII messes (tags)

Another one of those articles showing that the Federal Government is one of the worst polluters in the nation. And that you can't rely on either the Federal or State governments to protect your rights or property.

THE GREAT GOLD HEIST (tags)

review

SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF AL-AQSA MOSQUE INTIFADA PASSES STILL UNRESOLVED (tags)

PALESTINIAN OPPRESSION CONTINUES UNABATED

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.

Compensate the Victims and Stop Predatory Banking Practices, or Face Boycott (tags)

The Bank of New South Wales, later Westpac Banking Corporation, opened 7 branches in New Zealand in 1861, which facilitated and was enormously enriched by the theft of Maori land, gold and all other resources. MSRB is calling on world citizens and ethical investors to boycott Westpac New Zealand until such time the bank and their major shareholders have compensated Maori, as well as other deprived New Zealanders.

National Latino Congreso Delegates put Councilperson Jan Perry on Notice (tags)

Delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney, Councilperson Perry, Mr. Horowitz to 1) drop all charges against the non-violent civil resisters; 2) for Councilperson Perry to cease her political black mail of Mr. Horowitz, and 3) that all parties should come to the table and negotiate “in good faith” to restore the South Central Farm to the South Central Farmers and the community.

The Meaninglessness of Actiivism/Slacktivism (tags)

Do you (or anyone else out in the mental wasteland known as the world leader, the beacon of democracy, the land of opportunity – Nazi America) have a view, a perspective, a politics, an interest, a truth, a belief, - or anything you will stand for, die for?

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.

Ilan Pappe on the Israel-Palestine conflict (tags)

Last October, when Prof. Ilan Pappe was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, he was interviewed by Steve Zeltzer for his Labor Video Project cable TV program. This is the audio for the 57 minute program in which Pappe talks about the history of Zionism, the Palestinian Nakba, Israeli-Palestinian labor relations, the need for a one state solution, divestment, and the support of the Israeli public for the Iraq war. You can download or listen to the program by clicking on http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=16276 and scroll down to the bottom right hand corner of the page.

The Second American Revolution : Religious Folly (tags)

The problem with being a naked whore, is that you must strip down to get the job done. It is not possible to remain dressed as a nun at the same time. They may have taught you religion, but no one taught you wisdom, or you would know these things.

WHAT THE MEDIA HOPES YOU NEVER LEARN ABOUT THE APARTHIED TERROR STATE OF ISRAEL (tags)

Please copy, e-mail, re-post and distribute this as widely as possible. Also for those without Internet access.

Cease-Fire Now! Take Emergency Action (tags)

A Joint Call from United for Peace and Justice & the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Qana Victims Killed by Israel with U.S. Weapons Demand that Congress Support Cease-Fire Resolutions and End Weapons Deliveries to Israel Now! THIS WEEK: Call Congress and the White House Every Day NEXT WEEK: Emergency Week of Action, Aug. 7-11

ACTION ALERT: STOP ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN LEBANON AND GAZA. (tags)

URGENT! CALL AND SEND A LETTER TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW! U.S. CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD 202.225.3121 click here or copy to browser: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/CFLWeb/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=4650

Solving ecological problems by restoring indigenous wisdom (tags)

Indigenous ecoknowledge can help in solving modern man-made problems with permaculture, decolonization, dismantling border fence, riparian floodplain restoration, etc..

Black Commentator: Israeli Apartheid (tags)

We need to catch up with the rest of the civilized world, and talk about what we can do to emphatically withdraw our support from the apartheid state of Israel and its immoral and illegal occupation regime.

Zionism as a Racist Ideology (tags)

"Unconsciously, of course, many Americans also seem to believe that the shameful policies of the U.S. government toward Native Americans somehow make it acceptable for the government of Israel to pursue equally shameful policies toward the Palestinians. The U.S. needs to face its racist policies head on as much as it needs to confront the racism of its foremost partner, Israel."

Was Destruction of South Central Farm a Crime? (tags)

California state law provides for prosecution for destroying "standing crops"

WHO OWNS THE FARM? (tags)

Garrett describes developer Ralph Horowitz as venting his wrath against the South Central Farmers in an hour - long migrant-bashing tirade.

Korean American-led DMZ//38 Releases No Man’s Land Album (tags)

“We can be as one, look what the split has done” proclaims DMZ on “Reunify,” an impassioned anthem from No Man’s Land, the debut album from the LA-based band DMZ//38. DMZ//38 is led by vocalist/songwriter DMZ, and was named Outstanding Political Band of the Year in 2005. The album is available from DMZ38.COM through Taegukki Records.

Report Back: South Central Farmers 2nd Day in Court. (tags)

Attorneys for the farmers and the attorneys for the Horowitz and the city made their opening statements today to Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Seeds of Hope, Seeds of War: Race, Class and the Battle for the South Central Farm (Final) (tags)

The world is literally watching. Media worldwide have covered the case of the South Central Farm, the largest urban garden in the United States, the efforts of the city's elites to drive the farmers from the land, and the farmer's remarkable resistance. On June 13th, the County moved to evict, concentrating a massive police presence in the area to uproot the resistor's encampment on the land. The South Central Farm arose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion, and stands as a symbol of hope to millions. Despite the eviction, the struggle continues, with a court hearing this week challenging the City's sale of the land to a private developer. When the Los Angeles City Council sold the 14 acre plot called the South Central Farm to developer Ralph Horowitz, they sold land they didn’t own.

South Central Farmers Have Good First Day in Court (tags)

The judge in the case waived Horowitz motions to dismiss the case so the hearings will go forward. The judge also accepted the language of the farmers claim which forms the basis of the farmers case against Horowitz and the city.

Paid Thug Attacks SCF Supporter (tags)

Horowitz' rent a cop attacks supporter of South Central Farmers.

Visiting the SCF: Report Back (tags)

Impressions from my second visit to the farm (I'm from Sonoma County)

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM VENEZUELA WITH THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS (tags)

Statement of solidarity from Venezuela with the South Central Farmers obtained through a transmission made between Los Angeles and two Venezuelan radios: Radio Nacional , and radio YVKE/MUNDIAL as part of the international solidarity events to take place between July 7 and July 10, 2006.

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.

"WE ARE FARMERS, NOT GARDENERS" (tags)

To say that we are gente de maiz – people of maize -- is to say that we are one: the people, the land and the maize (chile, frijol & nopal, too) are all one.

Becky Johnson gets trashed by the JTR (tags)

copied from http://jewishtribalreview.org/johnson2.htm

Jewish Journal Clears South Central Farmers of Anti-Semitism (tags)

Did Anti-Semitism Take Root at the South Central Farm?

Encampment at South Central Farm Persists Steadily (tags)

Spirits are high South Central Farm. Encampment persists, and strategies in play to win back the farm~

South Central Farm report back-- (tags)

Hey all, I came down from SF to visit the farm this weekend...This is my brief report back I posted to Indymedia in the Bay Area.

The Language of Life: Reflections on the South Central Farm (tags)

"...The root cause of the problems that threaten life on earth is the concept of land title acquired and maintained by force. Since modern civilization is based on this concept, it does not hold the key to peace." - Hopi Elder Martin Gashweseoma

South Central Farm: A community Outreach (tags)

An essay regarding the South Central Farm and how it is helping to ease gang and inter-ethnic tensions. Also addresses the farm's ability to allow the community to interact with Chicano and Mexican culure, despite the fact that the farm is not anywhere near Mexico.

The Right to be Anywhere on This Continent (tags)

Comments on immigrants from Native Americans

Response to the L.A. Times' Steve Lopez's trashing of Farm supporters. (tags)

In this piece I address the many errors and generally shoddy reporting in Steve Lopez L.A. Times column about the "eviction" on June 14, 2006

South Central Farm Crisis in Los Angeles (tags)

Willie Nelson, Darryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Danny Glover, Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly-Hill support farmers in the struggle to save the nation's largest urban farm. Darryl Hannah appears on Larry King Live with Willie Nelson to show footage of eviction. Danny Glover calls eviction a Day of Mourning, a Day of Shame

Horowitz Unleashes Sheriff (tags)

South Central Farmers learn bittler lesson of the role of the courts and politicians.

The Farm: Dia de Resistencia (tags)

A brief report on the action to save the Farm this morning. Farm supporters and organizers promise more to follow.

New Perspectives on the Immigration Debate (tags)

At The Onion, Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 7:30 PM The Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, also known as "The Onion," is located at 9550 Haskell Ave. in North Hills From Los Angeles take the 405 freeway north, exit left (westbound) on Nordhoff, go two blocks and turn right on Haskell. It's on the right side just north of Plummer. Ron Wilkins, a former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), will be the Tuesday Night Forum guest speaker. He has worked many years toward strengthening relations between Mexican and black people. He has lectured extensively, designed and taught innovative cross-cultural courses at several colleges, displayed his "Journey to Black Mexico" photo exhibit at many venues and taken students to the Annual Meetings of Black Villages in Mexico's Costa Chica. Wilkins is a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills and Western Regional Deputy Chairman of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition. He can be contacted at: rwilkins@csudh.edu

SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS: Media Advisory (tags)

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Annenberg Foundation Makes Offer to Developer to Buy Land (tags)

The Annenberg Foundation made a surprise announcement today that they have made a proposal directly to developer Ralph Horowitz to buy the land on behalf of the farmers.

The Developer vs. the Nation's Largest Urban Farm (tags)

The Battle for South Central Farm By RALPH NADER

Black Love Brown Pride! (tags)

Black & Brown Hist

a vicious campaign of calumny (tags)

Taking time out from organizing today's visits to the South Central Farm by Ralph Nadar, Peter Camejo, and Donna Warren, Dele Aileman, co-coordinator of the South Central Farmers, issued a statement in response to concerns that African-Americans are not among the Farmers working the land. First, he noted the appearance at the Farm of Danny Glover, Evelyn Knight, and Maxine Waters, the highest ranking government official to walk on the farmland. Then he continued:

Cementing Apartheid in the South Hebron Hills (tags)

http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/ Cementing Apartheid in the South Hebron Hills May 31st, 2006 | Posted in Press Releases, Hebron Region FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The villagers of Qawawis woke up Wednesday morning to workers building a meter-high cement wall along the road that runs through their land between the illegal Israeli settlement of Susya and Hebron. The mini-wall designed to keep Palestinian cars from accessing the settler-only road will have the effect of preventing the villagers from being able to access their villages by car or being able to access their lands on the other side of the road. Sheep, tractors or even donkeys will be unable to access the land. Tomorrow morning villagers will lie down along the route of the wall demanding the a gap is left for them to be able to pass through. Qawawis villagers, whose sole income is shepherding are forced to live in caves since any structure they construct is demolished by the Israeli authorities. Today alone, thirteen structures were demolished in the south Hebron region. Most of the structures served as outhouses for Palestinians, according to a report in Haaretz (1). Qawawis’s outhouse and their taboon oven are slated for demolition by the Israeli authorities. The villagers are also subject to ongoing attacks from the Israeli settlers who occupy the area. For more information: ISM Media Office: 02 297 1824

Is Abbas a Traitor? (tags)

“Any Palestinian that is not focused first and foremost on defending the land and people against Israel's escalating aggression and colonialism, and prefers instead to fight for scraps from the master's table, is truly working against Palestinian interests, and against any possibility of a peaceful settlement.” - Hasan Abu Nimah, former representative of Jordan at the United Nations.

Tell MoveOn to help raise funds for the South Central Farm (tags)

If enough people vote for the proposal for MoveOn to help the farm, it could expadite the fundraising.

On an Altar of Dust: Lessons from the Farm (tags)

She thinks, “This is all we need: Land and community. It doesn’t matter what we believe, or what our differences are; if we can listen, the land itself will teach us what we need to know.”

Zionism is Racism - Sign Petition to the UN (tags)

Zionism is based on the concept of ethnic superiority, of occupation, terrorism, plundering of resources and land, and racism against other religions. Today, we ask to resurrect the "Zionism is Racism" charge at the United Nations. http://www.petitiononline.com/unzio/petition.html

Palestine Update (tags)

News, generally suppressed by US mainstream medias

Protest May 26 (tags)

Protest!! Demonstration against Mexican President Vicente Fox!! Bring your Signs!! Your Angst!!

"Racism is outdated?" (tags)

I saw this question and answer elsewhere but given what happened today, I'll post it here: "Racism is outdated?" "No way! Just this morning the US House of Representatives passed the AIPAC written HR-4681".

Two weeks ago they came for Atenco Now they come for the South Central Farm (tags)

We, members of the Autonomous Peoples Collective (APC) and the Eastside Café (ESC), as subscribers to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle and the "Other Campaign" denounce the imminent eviction of over 300 families who currently work the 14 acres of land considered the largest urban farm in the U.S., located in South Central Los Angeles, California.

Hope Springs . . . at the South Central Farm (tags)

Last month, the Trust for Public Land negotiated purchase option with developer Ralph Horowitz that depended on the City coming up with a $5M match for $6M raised by the South Central Farm. Five days ago, the City reneged on the deal. Friday, with three days left, the Farmers and their supporters, ever hopeful, demanded that Mayor Villaraigosa step up to support the Farm.

THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN JEW IN RACIST-MARXIST ISRAEL (tags)

Before Israel became a state in 1948, Jews world-wide were filled with the Zionist propaganda that Israel would be a homeland for all Jews, a refuge for persecuted Jews, a truly democratic country, and the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

Adherents of Zionism believed that the Jewish people had an inherent and inalienable right to Palestine. Religious Zionists stated this in biblical terms, referring to the divine promise of the land to the tribes of Israel. Secular Zionists relied more on the argument that Palestine alone could solve the problem of Jewish dispersion and virulent anti-Semitism. Weizmann stated in 1930 that the needs of 16 million Jews had to be balanced against those of 1 million Palestinian Arabs: "The Balfour Declaration and the Mandate have definitely lifted [Palestine] out of the context of the Middle East and linked it up with the world-wide Jewish problem....The rights which the Jewish people has been adjudged in Palestine do not depend on the consent, and cannot be subjected to the will, of the majority of its present inhabitants." This perspective took its most extreme form with the Revisionist movement. Its founder, Vladimir Jabotinsky, was so self-righteous about the Zionist cause that he justified any actions taken against the Arabs in order to realize Zionist goals.

THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS AMERICAN LEFTISM (tags)

The following remarks are intended to supplement the author's paper "Blueprint for a Bulosan Project" posted in the online journal OUR OWN VOICE. This essay critiques the position of "leftists" in the elite U.S. academies who claim a "manifest destiny" to civilize colonized subalterns and peasant radicals like the Filipino writer Carlos Bulosan who (they claim) have failed to take "America" out of a transnationalizing U.S. Studies. Are we seeing a replay of the "Thomasites" who produced generations of neocolonized "little brown brothers" now serving U.S. imperialist aggression in Iraq, Aghanistan, Palestine, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and in the Philippines, its former direct colony? "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea...."

Save the South Central Farm - Photo Essay (tags)

The city of Los Angeles is in the final stages of their effort to take the collective South Central Farm away from the community. HELP SAVE THE FARM!

Atenco No Está Solo (tags)

Protestors rally near the City of Industry to fight a government-corporate land grab in the small Mexican town of San Salvador Atenco.

Atenco Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike (tags)

217 prisoners began a hunger strike in central Mexico Friday protesting the conditions of their arrests and their treatment at the hands of local police. Reports have been filtering out from jail of rape, physical and mental abuse experienced by people who were arrested for their involvement in the defenses of Texcoco and Atenco. Meanwhile, five foreigners are facing deportation, about sixty people are missing, independent media makers have been targeted for arrest and one 14 year-old boy is dead.

The Price for Presidential Omnipotence (tags)

The ground rules have again been set for another Holy Crusade that may take generations to resolve in a peaceful manner.. Viewed in the light of their original purpose, the Crusades were failures.

18 Days Left to Save The South Central Farm (tags)

There are only 18 days left to fundraise for the Purchase of the South Central Farm. If the money is not raised Horrowitz has already gotten the court order to begin eviction as soon as this purchase option fails. He has more interest in having fail because he stands to make up to 25 million dollars if he sells the land to other developers.

Philippines: Agrarian violence claims more lives under Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Regime (tags)

Agrarian violence claimed two more lives this month. A leader of Task Force Mapalad (TFM), Rico Adeva, 39, was gunned down by three men as he and his wife Nenita were walking to their home in Barangay Dos Hermanas, Silay City, Negros Occidental on Black Saturday. He suffered seven bullet wounds – in the head, stomach, chest, and hand. Meanwhile, in Davao, the Secretary General of the National Coordination of Autonomous Local Rural People’s Organizations (UNORKA), Eric Cabanit, was assassinated by two masked men while he was in a public market in Panabo last April 24, 2006. His daughter, who was with him when the shooting happened, was also wounded and is still in critical condition.

BTL:Six Nations Land Dispute in Ontario Focus of Struggle for... (tags)

...Native Sovereignty ~ Interview with John Kahionhes Fadden, historian and director of the Six Nations Indian Museum, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Mexico welcomed fugitive slaves and African American job-seekers (tags)

New perspectives on the immigration debate

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND SECURES OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the Farm.

Tax Deductible Donation to Save the South Central Farm (tags)

We are still under threat of eviction if we don't raise some of the money to help purchase the farm away from Horrorwitz.

AND THERE WAS NO REFERENDUM IN ISRAEL... (tags)

This article looks at Prime Minister-elect Olmert's contention that the elections were a referendum to carry out further withdrawals/expulsions from Judea/Samaria (the West Bank).

Immigration: A Nation of Colonists – and Race Laws (tags)

Immigration law has always been race law in the US.

The Great Los Angeles March Against Racism: An Indigenous Perspective (tags)

The largest march in Los Angeles history; Indigenous People protest racism against them and their rights. Estimates are between 500,000 and 2 million people.

The problem with Israel. (tags)

Its problems are becoming our problems.

Support Indigenous Rights: Sign the Free Grassy Narrows Petition (tags)

In Ontario, Canada, an indigenous community called the Grassy Narrows First Nation are being subjected to human rights abuses. Logging companies, Weyerhaeuser and Abitibi are clear-cut logging their land without the community’s consent. This exploitation is poisoning their waters with toxins, robbing the community of economic opportunities, and destroying their way of life. Sign the petition - www.FreeGrassy.org

Kembrew McLeod, Copyright Criminals: This is a Sampling Sport (tags)

Interview with Kembrew McLeod about Copyright Criminals, a documentary about the sampling culture.

A Magic So Strong: The South Central Farm Must Live (tags)

This weekend the LA Times issued a deadly editorial attack on the South Central Farm, justifying the destruction of the land and the community, overtly using the theme of "property rights" to do so. Such assessments cannot be allowed to hold sway. Too much is at stake, for all of us.

REPORT BACK FROM THE FARM: (tags)

REPORT BACK FROM THE FARM:

Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm (tags)

Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm

SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am (tags)

SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am....

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement (tags)

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement 'Support the South Central Farmers' -Join the demonstrations at the Mayor's Mansion Thursday, March 9 at 7PM and at City Hall Friday, March 10 at 9AM.

The South Central Farmers Push, and City Hall Budges (tags)

City Council proves fallow, but the Mayor's office has initiated negotiations to save South Central Farm. The Farmers still have a long row to hoe--they need to raise $7.35M to save the Farm.

UPDATE: South Central Farmers visit mayor's office (tags)

The South Central Farmer and their supporters addressed the city council today and were able to meet with Deputy Mayor, Larry Frank.

Is Israel based on myths?? (tags)

What a great number of the world's people are fighting over may be nothing more than mythology..

Grassy Narrows Warns Weyerhaeuser: “Withdraw or Face Fierce Campaign” (tags)

The Grassy Narrows First Nation, an indigenous community in Northwestern Ontario, has issued an ultimatum to logging giants Weyerhaeser and Abitibi-Consolidated. The companies must either immediately stop their destructive use of the land or prepare themselves for a fierce international campaign.

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S. (tags)

They are greeted with capture, quarantine, experimentation, bullets, and slaughter. Family groups are torn apart. Mothers and babies are separated. They suffer terror and injury as they are hazed and harassed relentlessly with snowmobiles, ATVs, helicopters...

URGENT- ACT NOW 4 BIG MOUNTAIN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES (tags)

Stop S. 1003, "The Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act Amendments of 2005"

LIFE IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE (tags)

An account of Israeli oppression against the Palestinian people

Don't send Mayor McQueso $$--put PRESSURE on him (tags)

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

On Friday February 3, Members of the community staged a protest in front of the Brentwood offices of Ralph Horowitz , demanding that he void the sale from the city of the 14 acre farm at 41st and Alameda. This is the statement that was read to the press.

The Bush Diary (tags)

My choises for Pope and my visit to the troops.

Emergency Action for the SC Farm (tags)

Emergency action called to save the South Central Farm which is currently under the threat of being demolished

The Mayanization of Marxist-Leninism (tags)

Where the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) is coming from.

Solidarity Action in Boston for the South Central Farmers (tags)

Coast to Coast Solidarity with the South Central Farmers.

Save the South Central Farmers! - Protest at the Office of Ralph Horowitz (tags)

Save the South Central Farmers!

BUY NOTHING DAY SPECIAL SCREENING (tags)

-Celebrate Buy Nothing Day with two kick-ass, anti-capitalist sci-fi gems! -Enjoy this free screening under the stars at one of LA’s greatest treasures: The South Central Farm! -Avoid the shopping malls! Avoid your annoying family on the holidays!

From South Central to Palestine: Land Confiscation knows no borders (tags)

Making connections between South Central and Palestine

Why the South Cent (tags)

The time is NOW--the urgency is BOILING over, to make a stand for LAND and DIGNITY.

Bolivarian revolution takes steps against capitalism expropiating factories-landed states (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

SOS Plans Return to Baldwin Park (tags)

SOS to return to Baldwin Park July 31st, 2005

Baldwin Park 2: Statement of a Harmony Keeper (tags)

In Honor of All of you who made Baldwin Park 2 a unified and potent expression of the heart and will of our People .

The Bolivarian Revolution: Advances & Obstacles (tags)

For those interested in looking beyond biased mainstream media news on Venezuela, there aren’t many better options than hearing about the nation’s ongoing social and political revolution from a key advisor to President Chavez.

Baldwin Park 2: La reconquista continúa (tags)

Report from the second invasion of Baldwin Park

The Battle of Baldwin Park: Land, Genocide, Memory and Denial (tags)

How the story of Tongva medicine woman Toipurinah embodies the spirit of the struggle for the Danzas Indigenas monument in Baldwin Park , the struggle for the Earth and the land, and for our souls.

A Reply to the SOS *********** (tags)

A Chican@ / Indigenist reply to the threats of impending "civil war" by the Euro-racist organization "Save Our State."

"'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remebrance Day (tags)

I thought that “Never again!” meant never again for all humanity — not just never again for European Jews.

South Central Farmers (tags)

There’s a farm in the middle of the city! A real farm; where people grow food to eat and plants to heal. A place where people feel connected to the earth and to their community.

ALERTA! CALL FOR ACTION AGAINST ARMED KKK MEMBERS HUNTING MEXICANS AT BORDER! (tags)

MINUTEMEN are patrolling AZ border, armed with various weapons, and have already "captured" as much as 141 people. WE MUST NOT BE SILENT DURING THIS! ORGANIZE NOW!

Land Reform Bearing Fruits- Long Live Mugabe! (tags)

In Solidarity with Zimbabwe and her anti-imperialist leadership

Gud Bless Murka (tags)

Good Reading....

Depleted uranium in Iraq stolen from under Dineh land (tags)

Depleted uranium used in Iraq by US military results in babies born deformed and also cancer. The source of the uranium is from native lands, also causing cancer in indigenous people living there..

Venezuela's election: defeat for opposition, advance for the Bolivarian movement (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Voting in a Culture of Occupation: An Interview with Derrick Jensen (tags)

One of the things that I want to say about this that I haven't yet said is that a two party dictatorship is much smarter than a one party dictatorship. If you really want to control someone, what you do is you give them the illusion of choice. Then they perceive themselves as being free, and there's nobody more enslaved than the slave who doesn't even know that he or she is enslaved. One of the things the Nazis did...

Return Stolen Land this Columbus(sic) Day 2004 (tags)

Land concessions to tribal people are most important in the regions where logging corporations like Maxxam/Pacific Lumber are profiting from destruction of forests on stolen land. The regions Maxxam/PL claims as their property were stolen via force and murder from indigenous people. We can begin restoration by recognizing the First People who were the original caretakers of the forests.

UN Report Blames Israel For Building Fence To Confiscate Land (tags)

Israel continues to steal land for Apartheid Wall/Fence devestating thousands of lives , creating more refugees and re creating racist ghettos . US tax dollars support this form of ethnic cleansing: http://www.btselem.org/English/Separation_Barrier/Index.asp

This Land Is Your Land documnetary screening (tags)

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND shows that every person can make a difference, even when pitted against the enormous powers of big business. This funny and moving documentary criss-crosses the United States, interviewing experts and individuals about corporate influence on everyday life, hears how people feel their own lives have been affected, and looks at some of the brave, compelling and sometime hilarious ways in which individuals and communities are reacting.

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND screens in LA (tags)

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND shows that every person can make a difference, even when pitted against the enormous powers of big business. This funny and moving documentary criss-crosses the United States, interviewing experts and individuals about corporate influence on everyday life, hears how people feel their own lives have been affected, and looks at some of the brave, compelling and sometime hilarious ways in which individuals and communities are reacting.

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL SANTA MONICA (tags)

This Santa Monica candlelight vigil was one of many held around the United States tonight to honor men and women, soldiers and civilians, who have lost their lives in the war in Iraq.

RESPONSE TO GERALD A. GERASH, LA GREEN PARTY, RE OAKLAND "ANTI-SEMITISM" CONFER (tags)

Will the Green Party become Zionist-occupied territory too? It will if Gerald A. Gerash of the L.A. Green Party has anything to do with it -- complete with Zionist mudslinging and character assassination against anyone who ever dares to criticize Israel or its ethnochauvinistic state ideology -- and, of course, complete with the usual promiscuous charges of "anti-Semitism".

Action Alert - Western Shoshone: War not just in Iraq (tags)

Crescent Valley, NV - The United States Congressmen are mirroring the same deceptive tactics in Western Shoshone territory in Nevada as in Iraq, said Western Shoshone as legislation was pushed to compensate tribal members for Aboriginal land in an effort to seize it and open it up for mining, energy and nuclear corporations. While Western Shoshone maintain their Aboriginal land claim secured by the Treaty of Ruby Valley of 1863, their sacred Yucca Mountain is being gutted for nuclear dumping, their horses and cattle seized to make way for geothermal industries and the earth mutilated for gold extraction. "If the war on terrorism is about protecting this country, then why is our own government trying to take away our homelands?" said Mary McCloud, Western Shoshone elder.

Death to "israel"!!! Death to US Imperialism!!! (tags)

www.geocities.com/arabsocialistcoalition http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iraqi_Resistance_Solidarity_Network/

return Medicine Lake to native people (tags)

Calpine's proposal for geothermal drilling of Medicine Lake was pulled from the agenda in Sac Water Quality meeting. Now would be a good time to find a way to protect the healing waters of Medicine Lake before Calpine tries again to push development (they will, nature of the corporate beast)

George Bush, recruiting sergeant for Bin Laden (tags)

By endorsing Ariel Sharon's plan George Bush has legitimised terrorism. What better recruiting sergeant could Bin Laden have than the President of the United States?

The Passion and Zionism (tags)

My family lives in Beit Sahur, the biblical Shepherds' Field. The church of Nativity in Bethlehem is about 700 yards from the house in Beit Sahour where I was born and the church where I was baptized. Many, but not all, Palestinians adopted Islam over the years, just as not all Palestinian Jews and Pagans became Christians. Despite the usual problems between minorities and majorities, we all coexisted.

Tracking Bush in LA (tags)

The president is scheduled to land at the Los Angeles International Airport in Air Force One shortly before 1:00 p.m

Occupied Territory CA Anarchist Gathering Fresno June 04 (tags)

Occupied Territory is an anarchist gathering happeing in Fresno 2004 June 18-20. The gathering wil focus on local and regional collectives, building an autonomous village, and creating dialog for greater organization.

With love to Guevara02 (by Latuff) (tags)

Keep strong, my brother. Keep the faith. You are not alone. Good wishes and vibrations are coming from all corners of the world, including Brazil. There is not an everlasting oppression. Palestine will be free.

Building Bridges Radio -NAFTA at 10 (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK

Palestine: HISTORY and LAND THEFT in DEIR BALLUT (tags)

Deir Ballut is an extremely fertile area, with large tracts of waterlogged land being used as the main growth area for summer crops for the entire Salfit region.

Indymedia Becomes a Home for Disinformation and Alienation (tags)

I am concerned with the lack of reading skills on the part of Indymedia posters.

Defining Terrorism (tags)

DEFINE TERRORIST And You Will Be Calling For An Israeli Accountability Act

Native American Recommends Deporting Muslims (tags)

David Yeagley is a Native American Writer and Journalist

Genetic engineered crops future side effects (tags)

Genetically engineered foods side effects can appear decades after their initial introduction in the mid 90's. Just like nuclear waste, petrochemical pollution (DDT bioaccumulation, smog, global warming) and other technofix nightmares, genetically engineered crops can still be prevented from causing further damage..

Zionists Have Fomented Hatred Of Jews (tags)

The heretic Herzl wrote in his own abominable diary that increasing anti-Semitism would be of great help to his movement. The great rabbis of the generation were terrified of the horrific libel and slander undertaken by the Zionists that would ultimately result in hatred of the Jewish People.

Market Forces Fed SoCal Flames (tags)

Mike Davis on the wildfires in Southern California "A market-driven recipe for disaster"

Environmental racism and petroleum (tags)

Environmental racism is injustice against people of color from polluting industries. The smog from oil refineries and petroleum combustion after GM/Ford paved over LA's trolley trax causes more traffic, more smog, more asthma.

Fiddling while Rome burns (tags)

America produces a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, the population has risen by 100 million since 1970 and when an area three times the size of Britain was recently opened up for mining, drilling, logging and road building, no one took much notice. What does the Bush administration do? It ignores all attempts to curb environmental damage. In a major investigation that took him from the Salton Sea in California to Crooked Creek in Florida, Matthew Engel reports on how America is ravaging the planet

Land Theft near Jenin (tags)

* www.SoundsLikeFreedom.org is the website of a group of people working In Jenin, Occupied Palestine. On the website are written articles and reports, and radio and real-media video files for download, made both by Palestinians and Internationals, some available in both English and Arabic. We aim to provide a direct voice from the residents of Jenin to the world, and also provide on the spot, witness based news from the town.*

The Cancer of Sprawl (tags)

Indians are not anti-business. Casinos are proof of that. But most native people I know do oppose unnecessary destruction of soils and wetlands.

Does President Bush Plan To Attack Israel Next ? (tags)

We must stop terrorist states and rogue nations. President Bush has made this abundantly clear. The Mideast has only one country that is a bigger nuclear power than England, unregulated and unchecked by the International Atomic Energy Commission or the U.N., with an unsafe,aging nuclear reactor at Dimona, Israel. There is a fleet of Phantoms to deliver the nuclear bombs, as well as missiles that can hit all European capitals, as mentioned by an Israeli diplomat recently. It has advanced chemical and biological weapons. It occupies a land inhabited by 3 1/2 million people, terrorizing innocent civilians, not allowing them to build a home on 2/3's of their land.

from Rachel Corrie's parents in West Bank (tags)

Craig and Cindy Corrie in Jerusalem, Sept 29 2003

Israel-Palestine + Fresca is Sick, and bloodthirsty. I ask all of you to Please read. (tags)

history

Farmers and Indigenous United (tags)

Historic Gathering Set for October 12 in Venezuela

'What The Hell Did You Think Was Gonna Happen?' (tags)

Truth is, this occupation isn't going that badly. We're losing a man a day, more or less. That's not bad. That's just the way these things go. The British used to lose a few dozen men a day when they ran the world.

Libertarians who loathe Israel (tags)

Irrational hatred for "an isolated Sparta, bristling with weaponry and little else" prompts libertarians to forget their welfare economics. For example, Raimondo menacingly warns that without US aid, Israel would cease to exist... Come again?

Disciplining Palestinians: arbitrary arrests, military incursions, and the shooting ... (tags)

Disciplining Palestinians: arbitrary arrests, military incursions, and the shooting of water tanks.

Who deserves to be mourned in America? (tags)

Regarding Mr. Raimondo's contention that Native Americans had no right to the soil.... I wonder how such a staunch libertarian can hold such Whitmanesque ideals that smack of manifest destiny.

The Stratification of Racism In Israel -- Phyllis Bennis via JA (tags)

Within Israel there are really 4 levels of citizenship, the first three being various levels of Jewish participation in Israeli society, which are thoroughly racialized. Beneath all these layers of Jews come--4th--the Palestinian citizens.

World Struggles to Fend Off Desertification (tags)

Some 70 percent of all land in Mexico is vulnerable to desertification, one reason why some 900,000 Mexicans leave home each year in search of a better life as migrant workers in the United States.

"Settlements: a user guide" (tags)

"West Bank settlements are nothing like suburbs in New Jersey. They are a fundamental aspect of what is unique about Israel. It is therefore necessary to understand settlements for what they really are -- weapons."

The Rosy Dawn of US Imperialism (tags)

Hawai'i, January 16, 1893 The Rosy Dawn of US Imperialism by GARY LEUPP January 16, 2003 CounterPunch edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

Israel's "Humanity" (tags)

For you Apologists - this article comes straight out of Haaretz. "On March 4, in the early morning hours, two crop-dusting planes flew over the Negev Hills, spraying field crops with a toxin that caused them to wither and die. Ten people, most of them children, inhaled the substance and required medical treatment. "

Daily Mirror (UK) publishes leaked British military plans to seize Iraqi oil (tags)

British troops will seize control of Iraq's oilfields under a secret invasion plan already agreed with America

Environmentalism, Zionism and the Social Framing of Natural Open Spaces (tags)

The dominant Israeli discourses on nature and the environment act as elements that contribute to framing the public's conception of their social space. These environmental constructs, which partially stem out of, and partially become reintegrated into the Zionist nationalist discourse, are utilized by different social elements as a legitimation for both the creation of demarcated open 'natural' spaces, and the enforced retention of their 'pristine' state.

Oil coup-strike-lockout is for the rich. Help President Chavez! Search Venezuela news. (tags)

In 1974 80% of oil income went to the state. Today 80% of Venezuelan oil income goes to the rich, and to "operating costs." Only 20% goes to the state. Chavez reforms will help reverse this in January 2003. This is why the coup-plotters, "strike"-promoters, and corporate media are in such a hurry to overthrow the fairly-ELECTED Chavez government. They want to prevent these reforms, and reverse others already-implemented. Reforms that help the poor and lower middle class. Massive corporate-media disinformation, destabilization campaign going on inside Venezuela. Support President Chavez! Please forward widely.

CITIZEN SLAVE LIBERATION (tags)

THE ABOLITION OF WORK

SOME FACTS ABOUT PALESTINE. (tags)

This Article Presents A Very Brief History Of The Jewish/Israeli Conquest Of Palestine. The map below shows the Palestinian villages destroyed by the Israelis since 1948

The Racist Irony of Zionism (tags)

Zionists who accuse others--the opponents of the racist ideology of Zionism--of being anti-Semitic are truly being ironic.

Palestinian olive trees sold to rich Israelis (tags)

Palestinian olive trees uprooted to make way for a security fence are being sold illegally to rich Israelis

Israeli army attacks Christian worshipers outside Church of the Nativity (tags)

Israeli occupation soldiers on Sunday pushed, beat and dragged to the ground Christian worshipers who were on their way to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

Help in Glendale needed (tags)

Residents in Glendale need you help

The Denial of Imperialism (tags)

The denial of the existence of US imperialism in the corporate media and academia and the manifestations of its actual existence.

Catellus: The Octopus Reborn (tags)

This story is part of a series I am publishing in Indymedia that exposes the largest case of insider trading ever exposed. I am writing it under a penname as it is very dangerous.

The Spirit of La Magdalena- Fighting Campesinos (tags)

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Fire in the Eyes- Tonight at Flor y Canto (tags)

"Fire in the Eyes", an evening of live music and images highlighting direct action resistance for land and freedom.

Land of " No Landers" (tags)

There is a new proposal called HR5031. This new law prohibits the issue of ANY type of visa to Iranian nationals. This is how the situation that young Iranian eduacted immirants are facing.

Patriotism (tags)

The definition of patriotism

Zimbabwe Under Siege (tags)

A history of Zimbabwe and its ongoing land reform struggles in the face of drought, starvation and economic disaster perpetrated by Western intervention and demands.

Houses demolished in Tijuana (tags)

On Wednesday, August 7th, the city of Tijuana bulldozed the houses of the community of "Cerro Maravilla, Puerto al Futuro" (Magnificent Hill, Door to the Future). I have been with them 24/7, both at city hall and on their land, and seen first-hand the destruction wrought by the demolition. Below is an account of the past week's events, as well as a few still photos I grabbed from the video I shot.

Houses Demolished in Tijuana's Cerro Maravilla Community (tags)

The city government of Tijuana has demolished the 250 houses that make up the working class community of Cerro Maravilla, Puerto al Futuro (Magnificent Hill, Door to the Future).

About the Heroic Struggle of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana (tags)

SQUATTING, REPRESSION AND RESISTANCE: THE CRIMINAL CODE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR LAND IN BAJA CALIFORNIA

Washington, DC: Olive Branch House Evicted (tags)

Four federal marshalls and a few MPD officers came at a little before 9:00 this morning, August 7. They came to the door with shotguns drawn. The marshals presented eviction papers, asked for residents' identification and photographed the residents, including some rudely awakened and still in their pajamas.

OAXACAN ANARCHISTS DEMAND JUSTICE (tags)

ANARCHISTS JUMP ON SCENE IN OAXACA, MEXICO TO DEMAND JUSTICE AND AN END TO INSTITUTIONAL PARAMILITARISM... CHECK GLOBAL LINK FOR UPDATES

The Real Stock Market Victims (tags)

The Real Story About Who Will Pay For The Latest Stock Market Tank.

SUPPORT THE REBELLION OF THE PEOPLE OF ATENCO ! (tags)

Come in protest of the new plan pueblo panama ! Dont turn Mexico into a sweatshop! show solidarity with indigenous people and the fight for their land

A July 11th Report from San Salvador Atenco (tags)

The following report was written by a member of the Comite Zapatista de Los Angeles (CZLA) who was in San Salvador Atenco. The piece was originally titled "Insurrection in San Salvador Atenco, Mobolize!" The original spanish version follows the english.

Palestine (tags)

Why?

Anniversary of Korean War (tags)

Today, marks the 52nd anniversary of the start of the Korean War.

Oxy to Leave U'wa Land (tags)

Los Angeles—At its annual shareholder meeting today, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) announced its plans to return to the Colombian government its controversial Siriri oil block (formerly Samoré), located on the traditional territory of the U’wa people. This follows a nearly decade-long peaceful campaign by the U’wa to halt the oil project.

Oil & Gas Drilling in the Los Padres National Forest (tags)

The National Forest Service is being pressured to explore the possibility of oil and gas drilling in the Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County

Demonstration in Tel-Aviv under the title "The Occupation is Killing Us All" (tags)

Approximately 10,000 people attended a demonstration in Tel-Aviv on the evening of Feburary 9, under the banner "The Occupation Is Killing Us All" The main issues discussed were an immediate end to the occupation of Palestinian land and solidarity with the growing number of young Israelis who are refusing to serve in the military occupation force.

Please help this vision become reality... (tags)

With the participation of a mere 6,000 people (what's the population of LA?), we can protect hundreds of acres per year, worldwide, have places to live outside of the cities, and give back to the indigenous people of the Earth...all for just $10 apiece!:)

Up against the Beast (tags)

The land of the free, or the land of what is too forever be?

Rumsfeld & Tribune/LA Times History--Part I (tags)

Rumsfeld sat on Tribune media conglomerate board and Tribune's LA Times subsidiary has a history of being a pro-war propaganda instrument

Earth Liberation Front Communique (tags)

ELF released this about the Visalia action 2/20/01

Protest at Gore HQ, October 6, 2000 (tags)

Green Party United States Senate candidatte Medea Benjamin marches to protest the drilling for oil on U'Wa land in Colombia. Occidental Petroleum, in which Al Gore owns as much as $1,000,000 in stock, has begun moving their drilling equipment onto the land of the indigenous U'Wa people, with the assistance of the Colombian military. The U'Wa have said they will commit mass suicide if their land is so violated.

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