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Epilogue: Pakistan on the chopping block in 2018? Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst (tags)
Under president Trump's administration, the United States of America appears to be taking all the antagonistic steps against both Iran and Pakistan to make the Wakeup call of 2007 even more pertinent as the world enters 2018. Pakistan is also a nuclear state. There will always be even greater urgency to confront Pakistan and de-nuke it if any revolutionary clergy class of Pakistan, Shia and Sunni, ever comes to power. In its calculus of primacy and hegemony, the white man's burden simply cannot tolerate any Muslim nation possessing real nuclear weapons (as opposed to tolerating the illusion of possession). The massa class well understands all that they have destroyed and stolen of the Muslims in the centuries past and cannot risk losing Western hegemony and its vassal states to a revival of “revolutionary Islam” with teeth.
Statement on the Trump Visit to the Philippines (tags)
Filipino left coalition condemns Trump's visit, demands end of support for Duterte's human rights abuses
“Oh Say Can You See” How the LAPD Singing the National Anthem Cost the Dodgers WS Game 7? (tags)
Divine Retribution? Poetic Justice? Giving the Flawed and Oppressive LAPD the Honor of Singing the National Anthem Before BOTH Concluding World Series Games Marred the Pre-Game 7 Excitement, Seemed to Put the Dodgers' Multi-Ethnic Team Off Their Game, and May Have Offended the Racially Diverse Astros.
Restore Mexican-American Studies in Tucson Arizona 2017 (tags)
A long time member of SW USA both when it was Mexico's northern states and now when it is part of Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, the SW area rings with the labor,experiences and sometimes tears of the Mexican-American or Chicanos
Brazil, Controversies: Lula, the Car Wash Operation and the Media (tags)
Many in the legal profession in Brazil argue that Judge Moro’s Condemnation of Lula is controversial. So why is this not being taken seriously by the media?
Trump's "Greatest Tax Reform of History" - A Windfall for Millionaires and Corporations (tags)
Under the Trumpian tax reform, the corporate tax rate could fall from 35 to 15%. The drastic reduction of the corporate tax will lead to lower tax revenues of $2 trillion in 10 years. "This is not fiscal policy but a robbery led by Trump."
US-Mexico Border Worker Solidarity March/Action Against NAFTA & For Driscolls Agricultur (tags)
Mexican and US workers and activists joined on both sides of the border to oppose the wall, racist attacks and NAFTA. They also called for unity of US and Mexican workers against the multi-nationals that exploit workers on both sides of the border
Chomsky at MIT: Between the war scientists and the anti-war students (tags)
It is now fifty years since Noam Chomsky published his celebrated article, 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals'. Few other writings had a greater impact on the turbulent political atmosphere on US campuses in the 1960s. The essay launched Chomsky's political career as the world's most intransigent and cogent critic of US foreign policy - a position he has held to this day.
Both Trump & Clinton Have Ties to Epstein's Pedo Island (tags)
Both Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton have ties to convicted pedophile and Democratic donor, billionaire Jeffery Epstein and his pedophile island.
Fusion Green Liberty Party 2016 Presidential Campaign (tags)
The Green Liberty Party is a fusion party that combines both Green and Libertarian concepts. Primarily the GLP is concerned with ending the rackets called "war on drugs" and "war on terror". GLP candidate Mark Paul Miller will use the Office of President to research, expose and stop these two government rackets that have taken lives and money from U.S. voters. It is possible for a write-in candidate to win the election if they get enough votes
Why Vote Third Party in 2016 (tags)
If you believe neither hawkish Hillary nor Torturing Trump should be president, you have options. The antiwar Green, Libertarian and Socialist parties are some options to Clinton and Trump.
Propaganda Countdown to WWIII: Armenians in the Crosshairs (tags)
True to their well-documented pattern, the Azeris felt compelled to come up with their own propagandized version of non-reality to show that they too can be victims of genocide --- ostensibly committed by Armenians.
A nation ruled by hoodlums (tags)
Evidence of the collapse of the usa that many of us once believed in.
H.R. 3762 which repeals the individual mandate and restores the full 40 hour work week needs to have it's veto overridden.
UCOLA student regrets anti-Israel words (tags)
"A University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) student whose angry outburst following the defeat of an anti-Israel vote went viral on the Internet has had a chance to educate herself better, she told The Algemeiner this week, after requesting an opportunity to express her change of heart. “I don’t believe Israel is evil,” Danielle Dimacali said. “In fact I think it’s a great progressive country that offers a lot of freedom for its citizens.” "One of the things she said she has learned about is antisemitism – “a negative perception of Jews that can be manifested physically or verbally toward Jewish individuals, property, religious facilities or their respective communities. Furthermore, I understand that antisemitism manifests itself with regard to the state of Israel. Criticism of Israel, demonizing Israel, blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions, applying double standards towards Israel, or delegitimizing Israel are all forms of Jew-hatred. It is not only illegal but immoral to target a historically oppressed Jewish minority that has a collective right to self-determination and essential human rights.”
Violence Achieves One Thing Only - More of It (tags)
US and Russia: Geopolitical Opposites (tags)
Putin and Obama to Meet at UN (tags)
ISIS made world forget Palestinians (tags)
As the world focuses its attention on millions of refugees uprooted from Syria and Iraq in part because of the rise of Islamic State (ISIS), no other cause has suffered as much as that of the Palestinians.
NYT Features Anti-Russian Propagandist (tags)
Congresswoman for Palestinian Rights (tags)
US Airstrikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Syria and Iraq (tags)
Obama Declares Permanent War on Humanity (tags)
UN Report on Israel's 2014 Gaza War (tags)
Thousands in Britain Rally Against Austerity (tags)
Dirty Fast Track Politics (tags)
TTIP - Why the World Should Beware, 61 pp (tags)
Radical free trade policies did not begin with the birth of NAFTA, nor with the founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 – both had been in place in over 90 developing and transitional economies for over a decade through structural adjustment programes imposed by the World Bank and the IMF. (Walden Bello)
Ramsey Clark's Amicus Brief Challenging Legality of Iraq War, 23 pp (tags)
Former US Attorney General Files Brief in Federal Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Iraq War, USLaw, June 4, 2015
Israel's War on Palestinian Fishermen, Farmers and Children (tags)
Ukraine Provoking Confrontation with Russia (tags)
Kiev to Prosecute Two Russian Nationals As Terrorists (tags)
Deepening Sino/Russian Ties (tags)
Philippines: The fate of peace in Mindanao hangs in the balance (tags)
Akbayan statement on the video of killing of injured SAF trooper
US/UK Special Relationship: Partners in High Crimes Against Humanity (tags)
Paris Killings Postmortems (tags)
US to Veto Palestinian Statehood Bid (tags)
Gorbachev and Lavrov on US/Russian Relations (tags)
fbi crimes against my person,a continuing saga (tags)
Fbi crimes against my person continue today and for the past twenty five years.
Kiev Plans Escalated Aggression (tags)
Individual Democrats can adapt to Republican majority (tags)
Individual democrats can improve their situation by trying to get along with Republicans and can benefit from cooperating with Republicans.
America's Deplorable Afghanistan Legacy (tags)
The Uber-fication of the Democratic Party (tags)
For decades, the Democrats have been the workingperson's party, but no longer. Many important muck-e-mucks have abandoned the beleaguered worker.
LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 2 of 2 (tags)
Two wildcat marches in the August sun to condemn the deaths and abuse of Ford, Abrego, Jackson, Montgomery and Parker in response to Ferguson Missouri
Netanyahu: Israel's Pinochet (tags)
Waging Genocidal War on Humanity (tags)
Analysis of the TTIP chapter on food safety (tags)
The TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, being negotiated behind closed doors allows corporations to sue states for lost profits in 3-person arbitration courts. Only corporations can sue and judgments are not reviewable.
Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO) Struggles for Peace (tags)
IPSO is a non-political, not-for-profit organization based in the city of Jerusalem. IPSO’s mission is to foster and sustain cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians and to promote dialogue and interaction among scholars and scientists in the two communities. IPSO seeks out and supports high quality research in science and learning, involving cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian scientists and scholars.
Sino/Russian Unity: What Washington Fears Most (tags)
WRITE! for Justice, Human Rights, and International Law in Palestine (tags)
Kiev Losing Control? (tags)
Putin v. Kerry (tags)
No to US Militarism in the Philippines and Asia-Pacific! (tags)
“To achieve enduring peace in the region, Asia must be de-militarized; its maritime waters assigned mainly for commerce; and its disputed territories declared as regional commons and war-free zones.”
PLO/Hamas Detente? (tags)
Serious Problems with the FBI’s Story about Killing of a Witness in Florida (tags)
March 28-30, 2014 What are They Hiding? Serious Problems with the FBI’s Story about Killing of a Witness in Florida by DAVE LINDORFF
Afghans Vote (tags)
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 41 pp (tags)
The Investor-State Dispute mechanism gives corporations the status of nation states. The Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall is suing Germany for 1 billion Euros for stopping nuclear power too quickly!
Anti-Iranian Sentiment Persists (tags)
Peace Process Hypocrisy Continues (tags)
Russian Ukrainian Aid v. US/EU Neoliberal Harshness (tags)
Provoking Iran (tags)
Undermining Geneva (tags)
Longstanding Anti-Iranian Sentiment (tags)
World Reaction to US Government Shutdown (tags)
Philippines: Declare a humanitarian ceasefire in Zamboanga City now! (tags)
A Petition Campaign in Support for Dialogue, Humanitarian Action and Ceasefire
John Kerry Is A Ghoul In The Night of Living Dead (tags)
John Kerry now walks onto the graves of many, many to-soon-be-dead humans beings. He adamantly plays his well-crafted, seemingly rational justifications for more war; but his whole stage-craft of lies about knowing who is behind the chemical attacks, is a fraud of deceit as Biblical proportions. He is already a living corpse, a puppet for another Zionist-minted atrocity, similar to our Manchurian Candidate Barack Obama, both who lead this repeat of professional propaganda campaign, expecting the American public to swallow another pack of lies for another military and political fiasco (as if the U.S. can never learn from previous mistakes). Both have sold their souls to the devil of political push and shove.
Take action w/ Amnesty Intl: Compassionate Release for Herman Wallace of the Angola 3! (tags)
In response to the tragic news that Herman Wallace is terminally ill with cancer, Amnesty International has launched a campaign calling for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to immediately release Herman on humanitarian grounds. "After decades of cruel conditions and a conviction that continues to be challenged by the courts, he should be released immediately to his family so that he can be cared for humanely during his last months," says Tessa Murphy, USA campaigner, about Herman Wallace.
Who Is An Objective Journalist? (tags)
In a recent New York Times article article David Carr questioned whether someone could be both a journalist and an activist, a question that was prompted by the role of Glenn Greenwald, a writer for The Guardian and a political activist, in reporting on Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks.
Israel joyfully supplies Air Support for their Al CIA Duh Salafist Brothers in Syria (tags)
The CIA's SS Likud Nazis in Israel unable to continue watching their CIA Backed Saudi Salafist Brothers in Arms in Syria suffer defeat have decided to Supply their CIA Backed Al CIA Duh Terrorist Brothers in Arms with Air Support and launched a Series of Airstrikes in both Damascus and Syrian Military Facilities, knocking out the newly supplied Russian Advanced Anti Aircraft Missiles and Weapons System. Furthermore Israel when told by both Russia and China that Attacks on Damascus would not be tolerated, told both Russia and China FU and if that Israel would Gladly Continue to Support their Fellow CIA Backed Saudi Salafist Al CIA Duh Takfiri Terrorist For Hire in Syria and if Russia and China didn't like it that was too bad.
Karl Marx Birthday (tags)
May 5th is the birth date of Karl Marx, one of humanity’s most influential theorists.
USA/Philippines: Feminism’s March from Nation to Home (tags)
Johanna Brenner interviews Filipina feminist activist and writer Ninotchka Rosca about organizing in a transnational world.
Boston Black Ops: Manufacturing Terror (tags)
Creating a North Korean Threat (tags)
Obama's War on Social America (tags)
Iranian Nuclear Talks (tags)
Another NNC Lendman Interview (tags)
Israel's Long Arm (tags)
Obama/Boehner Two-Step (tags)
Palestinian Hunger Striking Steadfastness (tags)
New York Times Fiscal Cliff Duplicity (tags)
An open letter to Khalil from Gaza (tags)
One of the most thought proking pieces to come out of the hamas/Israel conflict
Republican Ideas on Copyright Silenced (tags)
A Republican Congressional committee wrote a paper on copyright that strongly aligned with the anti-SOPA movement, but it was quickly yanked after lobbying from the MPAA and RIAA.
Pro-Israeli Media Coverage (tags)
Obama/Netanyahu Post-Election Reset (tags)
Haaretz on Obama's Reelection (tags)
Highest award granted to Nicaragua Sugar in occupational safety and health (tags)
Pellas Group companies, Nicaragua Sugar Estates, owner of Ingenio San Antonio, and Compañía Licorera, producer of Flor de Caña rum, received the highest award granted by the National Council for Occupational Health and Safety to companies that stand out for providing the best and safest working conditions.
Fars News Agency Interviews Lendman (tags)
Anti-Iranian Rage (tags)
Drumbeat for War on Iran (tags)
Full-Scale War in Syria (tags)
What's Wrong with San Diego's City Finances? (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality heard a presentation July 26 from "Paradise Plundered" author Vladimir Kogan. The book, co-written with professors Steven P. Erie and Scott A. MacKenzie, argues that San Diegans have long wanted their city government to do far more in services than they're willing to pay for in taxes -- and recently they and the politicians seeking to lead the city, most notably Right-wing Queer Mayoral front-runner Carl DeMaio, have been scapegoating city workers and their unions for the city's pension crisis and other financial shortfalls.
Demonstration in front of Disneyland (tags)
Demonstrations at Disneyland, the most powerful economic force in Anaheim, occurred both Saturday and Sunday, with a turnout ranging from 10 to 15 on the latter. Another couple hundred people were en route to join us (having just demonstrated outside the police headquarters) but were barred by police (as organizers learned via cell phone communications).
Incentive package attracts TL 5.5 bln in investment in 40 days (tags)
Turkey has received 480 project proposals worth TL 5.5 billion since the introduction of a new incentive package on June 19 designed to attract both foreign and domestic investment to the country.
State of War in Syria (tags)
Iran Nuclear Talks in Baghdad (tags)
US/Israeli Special Relationship (tags)
Israel Toughens Prison Harshness (tags)
Media Scoundrels Promote War on Syria (tags)
The CDM in Africa Cannot Deliver the Money (tags)
At a time the carbon markets face a profound crisis, this report provides critical policy analysis and case documentation about the role of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Africa. Instead of providing an appropriate flow of climate finance for projects related to greenhouse gas mitigation, the CDM has benefited large corporations (both South and North) and the governments they influence and often control. South Africa is a case in point, as both a victim and villain in relation to catastrophic climate change.
All Three Holding Hands, Skipping and Dancing (tags)
Politics is such an easy thing to get caught up in. This is especially true when there are issues of such critical importance as we face currently especially with regards to the economy and our military. Right now American politics seem so polarized and in many ways it can be, yet on the larger issues it hasn't been that way at all. The talk has been there, but when actual moves were made regarding the larger issues, the only two parties we have weren't so different at all.
April Sexual Assault Awareness Month (tags)
April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The statistics of sexual assault are shocking (207,754 victims 12 and older) and the statistics of those assaulted even more so(44% victims are under 18). Perhaps it is time though, that we look past the statistics and grasp that these people assaulted are more than mere numbers on a chart. They are people of both genders, with lives that are profoundly changed when sexual assault occurs.
US Belligerency Risks Global War (tags)
Obama's War on Iran (tags)
"The Activism Entry Point: Critiquing The Cancer in Occupy Debate" — by Joseph Anderson (tags)
Longtime Berkeley activist Joseph Anderson weighs in on the ongoing debate around Occupy Oakland on the issue of diversity of tactics and the use of BlackBloc style tactics. He weighs in on the recent debate between Chris Hedges and Occupy Oakland organizer Kristof Lopaur. The Occupy movement, Anderson says, cannot have both a diversity of people and a ”diversity of tactics” at this time – and the movement can’t shortcut the process of attaining, and retaining, the first by jumping to the second. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
San Diego Queer Democrats Reject Progressive, Endorse Moderate for Congress (tags)
The San Diego Democrats for Equality, a predominantly Queer Democratic party club, decisively rejected the Congressional candidacy of progressive former Assemblymember Lori Saldaña at its regular meeting January 26. Instead they endorsed moderate Scott Peters on the ground that he'd be a better "fit" for the district, could raise more money and would have a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray.
Jrnal of Aesthetics & Protest- editorial towards occupying everything (tags)
Issue 8 of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest is out. Our forward, recently written but conceived in the afterglow of the 2009/2010 UC occupations looks into the broad strategy of occupying everything.
The Real Mike Ross (tags)
Mike Ross for Maricopa County Supervisor 2012 http://mikeross.yaahosting.info/
On the 70th Year of Pearl Harbor Day, Filipino Veterans Reclaim Their Dignity As American (tags)
Remember Pearl Harbor! On December 8th, Filipino WW II veterans and widows marched to the offices of Senators Boxer in San Diego and Los Angeles, and Feinstein in San Francisco in support of simultaneous talks in their DC offices. Lobbyists will ask both Senators to co-introduce a companion bill to HR 210 “The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011.” In Los Angeles, six delegates from JFAV led by its National Coordinator Arturo Garcia and S4PACE Vice presiden Jovy Alejandrino met with Rafi Nazarians, District head of Senator Boxer's office at 312 Spring St.Los Angeles, CA 90012 at around 9AM. In Washington DC, Atty. Arnedo Valera met with Ryan O'Reilly, military Legislative fellow of Senator Boxer at Hart Senate building while JFAV San Francisco leaders Ago Pedalizo and Violy Reyes,met with Senator Feinstein staff in her San Francisco office.
Palestinian Unity: A Threat, Says Israel (tags)
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.
Financial Terrorism Rules Eurozone (tags)
letter to editor, bangor daily news (tags)
I am Publishing this letter to remove the Republican Goverment from Augusta Maine for mismanagement and bigotry and hatred
Israel Assaults Freedom Waves to Gaza Activists (tags)
Anti-Defamation League National Pledge for Unity on Israel (tags)
The San Diego Mayoral Candidates That Didn't Bark (tags)
When A Better San Diego, a coalition made up largely of labor unions and their affiliates, sponsored a debate among the four leading candidates for Mayor of San Diego in next year's election, only two showed up. The no-shows were City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, whose whole campaign is based on targeting city workers as the source of San Diego's economic woes, and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, both Republicans. A third Republican, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher, and Democratic Congressmember Bob Filner attended and differed on city workers' pensions, outsourcing city jobs to private companies and many other issues.
Occupy Riverside October 3, 2011 (tags)
RIVERSIDE (California) - The revolution, having recently broken out in New York, has now begun to spread to other cities. Inspired by our newly-free sisters and brothers in nearby Los Angeles, who recently liberated areas surrounding corruption-filled City Hall, citizens of Riverside met tonight for a general assembly to plan to emancipate areas of their city through occupation and take further action against the 1% of humanity that perpetrates inequality and disgrace.
Hotel Security Guard Jailed for Sex with Minor (tags)
EJ, however, denied raping her, saying both sisters had been flirting with him since they arrived at the hotel three days previously.
Is America Broke? (tags)
Anonymous Hackers Group Declares Solidarity With Animal Liberation Struggle (tags)
Anonymous Hackers Group Declares Solidarity With Animal Liberation Struggle Fight Against Oppression Won't be Affected by Recent Arrest of 14 Alleged Members
Marching with S.A.M.E. at the San Diego Pride Parade (tags)
A lot of progressive Queers and Queer-friendly allies have written off the annual Pride events as overly commercial, corporate and mainstream. But that's not what it felt like to me when I marched with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) in San Diego's Pride Parade July 16. In a mixed contingent that also included members of the Bradley Manning Support Group and the International Socialist Organization, I felt like part of a movement, participating in an island of militant political awareness that asserted the values on which Pride was founded that have largely got lost in the overall celebration. With nine S.A.M.E. members facing criminal charges for seeking marriage licenses following the federal district court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, some of the signs the contingent carried linked their members -- and Bradley Manning -- to notorious American political prisoners of the past.
FBI Entraps Two More Muslims (tags)
JOSE RIZAL & PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY (tags)
JUNE 12, marking the independence of the Philippines from the Spanish empire, would not have been realized without the martyrdom of countless Filipinos foremost of whom is Jose Rizal. Andres Bonifacio, the leader of the Katipunan rebellion, honored Rizal's memory by using his name as a shibboleth. But the neocolonial politicians today have only fulfilled Rizal's nightmare that the slaves of yesterday will be the tyrants of today. This essay pays homage to Rizal on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Is China?s Strategic Culture Anti-Militaristic? (tags)
The strategic culture of the People?s Republic of China (PRC) is a contested spiritual concept that is being debated both inside and outside of China and I hope my contribution will help add to this debate. In this paper I will explore the two main variants that go into making up the dualistic concept that is Chinese Strategic Culture so as to ascertain whether should be considered as anti-militaristic.
Behavior Control: Architecture of Modern Propaganda By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)
Today, fact and fiction have been merged to such an alarming degree with adept perception control that to be able to rationally separate them, to tell what is mere imagery of the Mighty Wurlitzer vs. the actual interconnected causal reality (cause and effect) of statecraft, can be as uncongenial to the cognitive mind as depicted by Plato for the prisoners bred in the underground cave since birth. The fact that the most brilliant minds remain unable to tell that 9/11 was an 'Operation Canned Goods' even ten years into its vile enactment while America descends into a police-state in presumed reaction to it, demonstrates that it is not the brain hardware which is malfunctioning, but the brain software! http://tinyurl.com/mightywurlitzer
Alleged Obama - Netanyahu Rift (tags)
9/11 Symbolism Proves Osama Bin Laden Was Not The Mastermind (tags)
The recent hoopla over the death of Osama Bin Laden completely overlooks the easily demonstrated fact that the 9/11 attacks utilized redundant symbolism directly linked to Judeo-Christianity, Western Esoterica, and related secret societies.
Palestinian Unity Deal Announced (tags)
Community activist priorities for LAUSD versus those of Food Revolution (tags)
Recently there has been a rash of people insisting that all of LAUSD's problems could be solved by letting celebrity chefs run the proverbial show. I beg to differ.
11-11-11 GLOBAL GODS DAY [ Global Gods Group – GGG ] (tags)
11-11-11 GLOBAL GODS DAY [ Global Gods Group – GGG ] GLOBAL GODS DAY falls on 11/11 of every year. Declared by Naresh Sonee . ‘Secular Spiritualists Day’ is on 1/11 – ‘Global Gods Day’ falls exactly after ten days on 11/11. This day 1/11 is a ‘Global Spiritualists Day’ or say ‘Human Spiritualist Day’. Similarly 11/11 is only a ‘Global Gods Day’. Read more..
Why All Workers Should Support Unions (tags)
It's official: Republicans have declared war on organized labor. Unclear to millions of unorganized workers is whether or not they should care. Thanks to years of right wing propaganda -- and labor union inertia -- millions of Americans are "union skeptics," unsure as to the nature of the union animal. These fence-straddlers have no direct experience with organized labor, but they will be absolutely crucial participants in this war of corporate power versus working people.
‘Tama Na! Sobra Na!’ as a cry for peace (tags)
CALIFORNIA, United States—Twenty five years ago, Corazon Aquino rallied Filipinos against a despised dictatorship with the slogan, “Tama na! Sobra na! Palitan na!”—“We’ve had enough! Things have gone too far! It’s time for a change!”
Threat by US Marshals Following Request for Correction of False Docket, US Court, CA (tags)
In both threats the US Deputy Marshal Darcy Smith was employed to suppress claims of judicial corruption at the US District Court, Southern District of Californina.
RAN names Coal MTR CEO Blankenship to its Board of Directors (tags)
Rainforest Action Network Names Coal Kingpin Don "Donny B" Blankenship to its Board of Directors; A "Welcome, Consistent Addition to Our Team," He Joins Fellow Mining Magnate Michael Klein, a former RAN chairman and co-owner of Palm Beach Aggregates, an aggregate rock mining company with operations in the Everglades in South Florida, where rock mining, like MTR coal mining in Appalachia, pollutes the local water supply.
Trying To Bend Both Ways (tags)
There really isn’t any way to say you stand staunchly against a position if you hope to remain credible for long - not in the eyes of the public. It’s like a person claiming to be fasting from food for the greater good passionately and openly, but then getting caught feasting on barbeque spare ribs and lo mein at the Chinese restaurant on the opposite side of town. It’s like the person claiming to be against drugs getting videotaped selling crystal meth. It’s like the human rights activist businessman getting caught using child labor. Whether to the right or the left of the political spectrum no one likes it.
In Flight From Reality (tags)
"America's current dependence on energy imports and its rising levels of indebtedness due to the pursuit of wars of choice in Iraq and Afghanistan to secure a position of advantage in the competition for access to the energy resources of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf..."
IRAN & AMERICA BOTH JUST MIGHT NEED 2 LOOK INTO EACH OTHERS EYES ??? (tags)
THIS NEW AND CHANGING WORLD REQUIRES ALL COUNTRIES TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER DIRECTLY FACE TO FACE !
Israel's Exclusion and Restriction of Goods to Gaza (tags)
part of Israel's slow motion genocide
Albert Camus: A Stranger No More (Book Review) (tags)
Two authors, Robert Zaretsky and Elizabeth Hawes, have resurrected Albert Camus, the late French Algerian novelist and philosopher, in their just released books. I’m recommending both of their tomes. I think their efforts contribute, in different ways, to enhancing Camus’ literary legacy. Camus’ courageous moralizing against the excesses of the ideologues of his days is timely. Let’s face it, we too live in an era where crazed warmongers are running amuck.
Queer Democrats Split on Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, School Board (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club strongly supported Hector de la Torre for insurance commissioner, Tom Torklason for state superintendent of education and Mona Rios for National City city council — but they were unable to reach consensus on lieutenant governor and attorney general. Faced with two weak Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor — a Los Angeles city councilmember and a state legislator with a long voting record against marriage equality — the club held off in hopes San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will run.
2 lawsuits vs.Maricopa County Sheriff's Office allege racial profiling (tags)
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office faces new accusations of racial profiling from suspects who landed in the sheriff's custody.
Frances Moore Lappé, Matthew Fox Speak in San Diego (tags)
Frances Moore Lappé and Matthew Fox, two powerful long-time activists who started in the 1970’s and both live in Oakland, came to San Diego to address the opening session of the Justice for Women and Children conference January 18 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego. Lappé wrote the book “Diet for a Small Planet” and founded Food First to work on projects helping people in Third World countries to feed themselves in ways that respected their environment and heritage of biodiversity. Fox was a Roman Catholic priest who was thrown out by the current Pope for championing the spiritual power of women; he's now a priest in the Episcopal Church and works on education projects with so-called “at-risk” youth to channel their creativity in non-mainstream ways.
KPFK/KPFA/Pacifica/Free Speech Radio News Send their Middle Finger to Senior Citizens (tags)
The Pacifica/KPFA/KPFK/Free Speech Radio News report talking up "progressive" efforts to enact Obamacare, Monday, January, 25, 2010, has brought to a boil long simmering discontent and disgust with the contempt and disregard of the network and programmers for issues of senior citizens.
Fighting Company Union Ideology (tags)
The evolution of the company union in the U.S. is a history of both labor’s progress and its missteps. It is a story that, at bottom, speaks to the battle of workers to find an independent, powerful presence on the job — and to push this clout into the community to help shape the broader public realm. Unions came into existence organically wherever capitalism developed. As soon as workers were brought together by a small number of employers and compelled to make profits for them, the employees naturally sought to defend themselves. A living wage and decent working conditions failed to emerge through the good will of the employers, unfortunately, so workers took matters into their own hands.
Angelides Heads Crime Panel That Protects Criminals (tags)
It's another case of the fox protecting the chicken coop, as Phil Angelides is put in charge of investigating major financial crime, while he was part of SEIU stealing million of dollars for many years.
LOOK OUT CRAZY WORLD ~ PERU & THE U.S. JUST MIGHT KNOW HOW 2 BRING IN THE NEW YEAR ..... (tags)
DO GREAT CHRISTIAN SOCIETIES LIKE PERU & AMERICA REALLY KNOW HOW TO FORGIVE DURING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASONS ???
The Devastating Consequences of a Corporate Health Care Bill (tags)
Wading through the endless debate over health care has exhausted the patience of most Americans — the zigzags, obscure language, and long-winded discussion is inherently repulsive. But now the dust is starting to settle, and the Congressional vision for health care in the U.S. is emerging. Instead of being “progressive,” it will amount to a massive, corporate-inspired attack on American workers, the elderly, and the poor.
Dahr Jamail Celebrates U.S. Military’s “Will to Resist” in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)
Dahr Jamail, the independent journalist who broke the monopoly on Iraq war coverage by “embedded reporters” and reported honestly on the war for his own blog, has tackled a subject equally taboo in the corporate media: the growing number of U.S. servicemembers who are resisting the wars of occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan. The resistance takes many forms, from so-called “search and avoid” missions in the war zones to absences without leave (AWOL), conscientious objector filings and outright refusals to obey orders to deploy. While the movement hasn't reached the heights it did during the Viet Nam war — mainly because there isn't as large a mass civilian anti-war movement as there was then — it's significant for the courage and heroism of the resisters and as an index of the toll two long, grueling wars have taken on the U.S. military.
The Washington establishment suffers a serious defeat (tags)
"Today was Waterloo for Fed secrecy," a victorious Grayson said afterwards. The bill still faces substantial hurdles in becoming law, of course, but yesterday's vote has made that outcome quite possible, and it's worth noting several important points highlighted by what happened here: (1) Our leading media outlets are capable of understanding political debates only by stuffing them into melodramatic, trite and often distracting "right v. left" storylines. While some debates fit comfortably into that framework, many do not. Anger over the Wall Street bailouts, the control by the banking industry of Congress, and the impenetrable secrecy with which the Fed conducts itself resonates across the political spectrum, as the truly bipartisan and trans-ideological vote yesterday reflects. Populist anger over elite-favoring economic policies has long been brewing on both the Right and Left (and in between), but neither political party can capitalize on it because they're both dependent upon and subservient to the same elite interests which benefit from those policies. For that reason, many of the most consequential political conflicts are shaped far more by an "insider v. outsider" dichotomy than by a "GOP v. Democrat" or "Left v. Right" split. The pillaging of America's economic security by financial elites, with the eager assistance of the government officials who they own and who serve them, is the prime example of such a conflict. The political system as a whole — both parties' leadership — is owned and controlled by a handful of key industry interests, and anger over the fact is found across the political spectrum. Yesterday's vote is a very rare example where the true nature of political power was expressed and the petty distractions and artificial fault lines overcome.
SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA FAMILY VALUES BOYCOTT GAINS INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL SUPPORT (tags)
WE ASK ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS TO PLEASE RESPECT THE BOYCOTT OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA UNTIL A PROPER INDEPENDENT PEDOPHILE INVESTIGATION IS CONDUCTED INTO THIS PREVIOUS REPORTED MARCUS BOESCH OF EL SEGUNDO CALIFORNIA AND UNTIL ALL PARENTING RIGHTS ARE AGAIN GIVEN BACK TO MR. DAMON DUVAL FOR HIS 2 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN JAZZ AND MAYA DUVAL.THE TOWN OF SANTA MONICA CAN NO LONGER CONDONE THEIR FAMILY COURTS CONTINUING TAKING AWAY POORER AMERICAN FAMILIES CHILDREN BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS CAN NOT AFFORD PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION.
DOES LOS ANGELES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY STEVE COOLEY CONDONE PEDOPHILIA~POOR LA KIDS ? (tags)
MR.DAMON DUVAL IS JUST ONE OF MANY POORER AMERICANS WHO LOVES HIS TWO CHILDREN JAZZ AND MAYA DUVAL. ***WHY IS MR. DUVAL FINDING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ANYONE IN THIS STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO INVESTIGATE TO SEE IF THE MAN LIVING WITH HIS EX WIFE IS CONTINUING IN HIS DEVIATE WAYS WITH MR. DUVALS TRAPPED CHILDREN ???I
BTL:Israeli Military Refusers Bring Their Message to America (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Canada Doesn't Want You, So Stay Home! (tags)
Canada has higher standards, so don't expect the bouncers at the border to let your stinking American ass into their pearly white country.
Pro-choice and Pro-Life Groups Clash at Family Planning Clinic; Police Intervene (tags)
Ongoing Clashes between Pro-Choice and Pro-Life groups make local Family Planning Clinic a battleground in the abortion rights debate
Honduran government hires fiction writer to hawk coup regime (tags)
"On this morning, three months later, it was déjà vu all over again, as those same military troops reenacted the battle of June 28, busting down the doors of both broadcasters and this time removing their transmitters and equipment. And soldiers have surrounded both houses of media to prevent the people from retaking them. The coup regime is now clinging to power illegitimately, threatened on every front by truth and justice, which means it must create an illusion of democratic sanction, and so, it has inked a $292,000 contract with CLSA, calling on the PR firm to “diseñar una campaña de persuasión” [build a campaign of persuasion]."
The Second Honduran Coup Came Today Because the First One Failed (tags)
"A significant portion of the Honduran population has gone underground overnight. Tipped off that last night their homes would be raided and they would be hauled off to the soccer stadium in Tegucigalpa where the regime already holds at least 75 citizens incommunicado – reports of the use of torture are all the more credible because the regime won’t allow any attorney, doctor or human rights observer inside the stadium to inspect – other rank-and-file Hondurans opened their homes to resistance organizers throughout the country. They are hiding from the regime, but they are in constant contact with each other, and with our reporters. Another part of last night’s wave of state terror came in the form of this provocation: Key human rights leaders and attorneys were notified anonymously of an alleged roundup of dissidents at a particular police station in the capital. They rushed down to look for the detainees, only to be greeted by the very nervous and heavily armed station police who had, simultaneously, received an anonymous phone call telling them that a mob was on its way there to burn down the station. Fortunately, cooler minds prevailed and once the human rights attorneys explained to the police the message they had received, both sides figured out it was an attempt to trick them into a violent confrontation.
Larry Sarner and Monica Pignotti Denounce Wordpress (tags)
Larry Sarner and Monica Pignotti encourage censorship of information about their fringe advocacy group.
A Radical Proposal: Open the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)
That's what immigrant rights activist David Schmidt called for at a September 21 meeting of Activist San Diego. Originally called to discuss the closure of Friendship Park along the U.S.-Mexico border, the meeting expanded into a consideration of border issues in general. Schmidt and his better-known co-speaker, Enrique Morones of Border Angels and Marcha Migrante, both questioned why under NAFTA and similar “free trade” agreements, capital, commerce and corporations are allowed to move freely across national boundaries — while workers are trapped inside their home countries and routinely exploited for the greater profits of capital. If business is free to locate wherever it wants, workers should be too, they said.
Actions Spreading Across the U.S. Against Corporate-Driven Climate Policy (tags)
As groups protest the Pittsburgh International Coal Conference days before the G-20 arrives in the city, additional actions against U.S. climate policy and the fossil fuels industry took place on both the east and west coasts.
R.I.P. Ted Kennedy: The Senate’s Last Liberal (tags)
The mainstream media’s eulogies for the late Senator Ted Kennedy predictably focused on his success as a deal-maker, pushing a liberal agenda but in ways that compromised and often won the support of Republicans and conservatives. But Kennedy’s deals were based on the existence of a Republican party that, despite its different priorities from the Democrats, still believed in government as a force for the public good. Today’s nihilistic, Right-wing dominated Republican Party no longer believes in government as anything but a repressive instrument for benefiting the rich and enforcing the discipline of “the Market” on working people both domestically and abroad who dare to challenge the imperatives of lassiez-faire capitalism. What the times call for are tough, no-nonsense progressive resistance to the bipartisan Market agenda, not support of capitalist politicians promoted as “pragmatists” in the corporate media.
Triumph of the Right? (tags)
Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.
California’s Unemployment at 60 Year High, at Depression Levels (tags)
The news out of Washington is suggesting that the bottom of the economic decline is here, and last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke stated that the “economy is leveling out;” however, the people with the Peace and Freedom Party, based in California, is dismissing the Federal Reserve report as propaganda that will only benefit Wall Street.
The Democrats vs. Public Education (tags)
Public education in the United States is under heavy attack. And because a so-called “progressive” President is leading the charge, many education activists have been lulled to sleep while on lookout duty. Obama recently announced his “race to the top” program to “reform” education. Much like Bush’s No Child Left Behind, Obama’s plan represents progress for education in name only.
Zhibin Gu: China, India vs West: competition, challenge beyond global financial crisis (tags)
Which nation is to become leader for 21st century, China, US, or India? Are China, India able to move ahead of global financial crisis as next leaders? China moves ahead of India for now, but will China take the lead soon? Are the emerging giants able to beat the US and Europe in the 21st century? Get intense, provocative discussions and analysis on Chinese and Indian politics, finance, management, history and economy.
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.
Bisexual Forum of San Diego Hosts “Bisexuality Across Cultures” (tags)
The Bisexual Forum of San Diego County hosted an event on “Bisexuality Across Cultures” May 27. Though somewhat overshadowed by the anti-Proposition 8 protests that week, it was a compelling meeting which discussed the greater rigidity with which Americans define sexual orientations and roles than Europeans or Latin Americans. One speaker was a Bisexual living with blindness, who described a “hierarchy of discrimination” with people of color relatively more privileged than Queers, while people with disabilities are at the very bottom and often the subject of out-and-out devaluation of their lives (“I’d rather be dead than be … ”).
SAVE THE DATE! Revolutionary Revival Concert #2, for Nicaragua and El Salvador, June 13 (tags)
For the first time, both Nicaragua and El Salvador have revolutionary governments, and people in the United States can help them!
Zhibin Gu: China vs India: the next world leader? (tags)
China moves ahead of India for now, but will China take the lead soon? Are the emerging giants able to beat the US and Europe in the 21st century? Get intense, provocative discussions and analysis on Chinese and Indian politics, finance, management, history and economy!
“Outrage”: Exposing Hypocrisy or Perpetrating It? (tags)
“Outrage,” Kirby Dick’s new documentary on the practice of “outing” closeted Queer politicians who take positions in opposition to the mainstream Queer community’s political agenda, is an old-fashioned morality play in which the heroes are the activists and journalists who “out” such people and the villains are the politicians themselves and the mainstream corporate media which refuse to cover the issue. But the “outers” can also be seen as political enforcers of a liberal-Left orthodoxy that ignores both the political and the sexual diversity of the Queer community.
Chaos as Usual (tags)
In our collective helplessness, we seek salvation in the transcendental empire of the inexplicable. "How could it be?" becomes the self-defense to forget our miserable social existence.. The economic has taken society hostage.
Newsom for a Nuclear California (tags)
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom have come out for big renewables, and every other sort of big corporate power, but, renewables just aren't enough for really big guys. To be a really big guy, a really big nation, or a really big national and international power, you've gotta have nuclear power. And nuclear weapons, the invention that gave rise to nuclear power, and nuclear power politics. Schwarzenegger and Newsom both know it, and both support it.
Obama Draws Fire from Socialists and Conservatives (tags)
Socialists and conservatives alike believe bigger government and heavy spending is not the answer to restructuring the U.S. economy; and even though the ideas of socialists and conservatives are vastly different, both groups are opposing the president on his enormous spending proposals that are lacking any clear plans on how to revive the economy and limit an ocean of future debt for the nation.
Obama's Real Plan in Latin America (tags)
At first glance Obama seems to have softened U.S. policy toward Latin America, especially when compared to his predecessor. There has been no shortage of editorials praising Obama’s conciliatory approach while comparing it to FDR’s ”Good Neighbor” Latin American policy. It’s important to remember, however, that FDR’s vision of being neighborly meant that the U.S. would merely stop direct military interventions in Latin America, while reserving the right to create and prop up dictators, arm and train unpopular regional militaries, promote economic dominance through free trade and bank loans, conspire with right-wing groups, etc…
New German Petitions for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier (tags)
On the eve of the April 24 event for Mumia in LA, please be sure and sign these two new petitions. LOS ANGELES EVENT: Saturday, April 25 at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, 6120 S. Vermont, from 5-7 PM.
Letter to the editor, Korean Central News Agency (tags)
Immediate release of both American journalists Euna Lee, and Laura Ling
Canadian MP Speaks Out for U.S. War Resister (tags)
Activist San Diego put together an impressive list of speakers for its March 16 meeting on the fate of U.S. war resister Robin Long — including Olivia Chow, a member of the Canadian Parliament who helped lead an unsuccessful struggle to persuade her country’s government to grant Long political asylum instead of returning him to the U.S. — but the most powerful voice of all came from someone who wasn’t there: Robin Long himself, via a letter from jail read aloud at the meeting.
Israel Apartheid Week Berkeley (tags)
Clinton lays down the law (tags)
Stauffenberg (2004) x Valkyrie (2008).
Light at the End of the Tunnel: Communities Must Stand Together for Change (tags)
Diverse communities in the U.S. have been standing together to bring about social change at the grassroots level in an unprecedented wave of euphoria set off by the inauguration of Barack Obama. Whether in public meetings, workshops, or protests the unity of purpose and momentum is palpable. What will it take to translate that human energy into real change?
MODEL BEVERLY JOHNSON COMMITS HARI ~ CARI PERJURY ??? (tags)
LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS HAS BEGUN FEATURING CURRENT EVERYDAY REAL LIFE LEGAL STORIES CONCERNING MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN'S LACK OF PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN OUR US CIVIL AND CRIMINAL COURTS OF LAW .
MODEL BEVERLY JOHNSON COMMITS HARI CARI PERJURY ??? (tags)
LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICAN'S HAS BEGUN TO FEATURE CURRENT LEGAL CASES RELATING TO THE LACK OF PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION NATIONWIDE FOR OUR MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN'S IN BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CASES.
Maoist Leadership in Nepal Bans Strikes (tags)
As a strike wave sweeps the country, the Maoist leadership agrees to banning strikes.
Terrorist Chicago cousins convicted of violent jihad conspiracies. (tags)
According to court records, Zubair and Khaleem Ahmed both traveled to Cairo, Egypt on May 21, 2004 with the intent to engage in acts that would result in the murder or maiming of U.S. forces.
Gaza: Search for Exit Strategy (tags)
"While Palestinians and Israelis continued their attacks, the search began for a way out.. As in Lebanon after the war, an international protective troop could be deployed in the Gaza strip as a buffer between Israelis and Palestinians."
India vs China: new world frontrunners against global financial meltdown? (tags)
Are Asian giants China and India taking advatanges over global financial crisis and distressed US and Europe? Is India able to produce giant leap forwards in China style? Which nation is to lead the next stage global finance, trade, outsourcing, hightech and politics in a new century in view of global financial crisis that is going on? Talk to leading experts.
Wall St. and the Fed Get Fatter, While Main St. Suffers (tags)
The greed of some of the Wall St. banksters, and the Fed’s inept policies, like condoning deregulation, are the real causes of the current financial meltdown. Nevertheless, the U.S. Congress has given them a green light to rake in trillions of dollars in taxpayers’ bailout money, with little or no public disclosure. The Fed’s functions should be taken over by the Treasury Dept. Main St. needs to be Congress’ prime concern, not Wall Street.
Wednesday (12/24): Reports from Greece (tags)
Big demonstration in solidarity with the arrestees through the main shopping district. The occupations of the university buildings are ending and more actions are planned.
JFAV SUPPORTS UHW (tags)
More than 300 UHW workers and allies rallied and picketted the SEIU International mock elections at the Radisson LAX Hotel last night Dec. 11 in Los Angeles. World War II veterans and leaders from JFAV and other community advocates from the Filipino American community joined the UHW rally. UHW president Sal Roselli reported that the UHW submitted more than 80,000 signatures to protest the mock elections. He said less than 10% voted. More than 40,000 protest signatures was earlier submitted to SEIU International against the elections.
Corruption is common on both sides of the border where cash is king (tags)
A high ranking member of the Caldron administration who want to remain unknown says, “there is corruption in regards to Narco trafficking in both governments and when there is unlimited cash available that cash finds its way to the powers to be and has no borders when it comes to influence.”
Eworld Music and the Award Show Confusion (tags)
Eworlde Companies, Inc brings confusion to the long standing LA Music Scene with new award show for lesser known artists, the Hollywood Music Awards.
Record Turn Out and Long Lines at Polls (tags)
LOS ANGELES, November 4, 2008 – Local voting precincts are seeing an unprecedented voter turn out today. Long lines are reported polling places throughout the city at many locations. Waits of up to two hours reported at some polling places.
Tinkering with Symptoms (tags)
The bailout plan does not tackle the causes of the financial crisis. The question remains why financial institutions should be saved from a crisis they created and in which they earlier earned vast amounts of money. The American government has no Plan B.
WHO WOULD JESUS BOMB? (tags)
FREE CD and videos addressing Human Rights and political and religious corruption in the United States.
Justice for Yemeni Sheik (tags)
Important Appeals Court decision.
Women denounce Sarah Palin in Carson and Costa Mesa (tags)
CARSON and COSTA MESA, October 4, 2008 Clouds grayed the sky, but did not hamper attendance at either of the two anti-Sarah Palin rallies. Hundreds of activists arrived at both events to denounce the vice-presidential hopeful for her misogyny, ignorance, pettiness, and anti-democratic tendencies. A diversity among attendees and willingness to communicate characterized the day, particularly in Costa Mesa.
DNC Reflections: This Is What Activistism Looks Like (tags)
The two main protest groups – Unconventional Action and Recreate ‘68 – did not have an easy task with the local police and media spreading scare stories for months and with Barack Obama and the Democrats widely perceived as a reforming alternative to eight years of Republican rule. However, there was little effort made to bridge the comprehension gap.
OBAMA SHIFTS TO THE RIGHT (tags)
Democrat presumptive candidate Senator Barack Obama completes the turn to the right. By picking the pro-War Senator JoeBiden as a running mate, he sought to appeal to the most backward sectors of the U.S. voting population and to show the ruling class that he is not really a liberal. Obama affirmed the fact that he is insecure of Clinton and he cannot hold a candle to Hillary Clinton in rightist policy making. He proved that he is not the man for himself and he is being lead by other policy makers like the Kennedy clan. The Filipino American community primarily the elite among democrats--immigrants, working and oppressed people are all left out. As usual neither candidate speaks in their interests, even thought the vast majority of workers are against the war and favor maintaining abortion rights.
Reinventing the Evil Empire (tags)
The risk of serious confrontation looms.
Peace Mom v. Guardian of Power (tags)
Challenging entrenched power in Congress.
Veteran Journalist Robert Scheer Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Veteran progressive journalist Robert Scheer spoke in San Diego July 26 and 28 to promote his new book "The Pornography of Power," an exposé of the military-industrial complex and its continuing power to shape American economic and foreign policy and saddle us not only with weapons we don't need but also the irresistible temptation to use them.
Alexander Dismisses Economic Plans of Obama and McCain (tags)
There is no easy fix for the ailing U.S. economy, and Barack Obama and John McCain are not prepared to make the necessary changes that will protect the interests of working people. Comparing the economic plans of the two candidates, it does not matter whether McCain or Obama is elected in the 2008 Election; the economic programs that have been outlined by both candidates will only produce minor differences to the present Bush White House.
Is Dubya an Agent of the New World Order? (tags)
Conspiracy is as American as apple pie. Every day in America, in state and federal courts, some defendant faces charges of conspiracy. I submit that since 1891, a conspiracy has existed, forged by British imperialist Cecil Rhodes, and others, to reduce America to a vassal state of the New World Order. It is beyond cavil that the policies of Dubya (George W. Bush) have been an absolute disaster for America. Could Dubya be working for the NWO?
Struggling for the autonomy of Venezuela’s social movements (tags)
* This editorial comes from issue #53 (May-June 2008) of El Libertario, a Venezuelan anarchist voice of ideas and proposals for action. It confirms our commitment to autonomous social mobilization, which has already begun to express itself through concrete struggles from below, as in the recent steelworkers conflict.
Anti-War Campaigners Have to Change Electoral Tactics (tags)
‘So?” So said Dick Cheney when asked last week about public opinion being overwhelmingly against the war in Iraq. “You can’t be blown off course by polls.” A few days later, his attitude, about the fact that the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq has reached 4,000, displayed similar levels of sympathy. They “voluntarily put on the uniform,” the vice-president told ABC news. This brick wall of indifference helps explain the paradox in which we in the US anti-war camp find ourselves five years into the occupation of Iraq: anti-war sentiment is as strong as ever, but our movement seems to be dwindling. Sixty-four per cent of Americans tell pollsters they oppose the war, but you’d never know it from the thin turnout at recent rallies and vigils.
Emmanuel Reynaud - Holy Virility. The social construction of masculinity (tags)
Emmanuel Reynaud argues that it is within men's grasp to reject power relations and begin to behave in a way that is neither hierarchical nor exploitative. What is needed is a radical change in men's relationships both with women and with other men.
Brzezinski Seizing Control (tags)
- The attack on the US embassy in Belgrade, Serbia by gangs of drunken students is a classic Brzezinski operation. The tactic of having an incensed rent-a-mob of swarming adolescent patsies attack the US Embassy in order to gin up a crisis is one of Zbigniew's signature specialties. During the time that Brzezinski was running the foreign policy of Trilateral puppet Jimmy Carter, there were bloody attacks on the US embassies in Pakistan and in Afghanistan, both countries that featured prominently in Brzezinski's arc of crisis theory-
Are We Voting for Change? (tags)
Do we really want change on Capitol Hill? We say we do, so why aren’t we looking for it?
Rediscovering the Arusha Declaration and Abandoning the NGO Model: (tags)
Selma James and Andaiye chart a path from the 60s to Tomorrow
Two prominent international women's movement leaders visited Los Angeles in December as a part of a special North American tour. Selma James of London and Andaiye of Guyana spoke to a packed room at the Southern California Library on what we can learn from the past and present of autonomous socialist organizing in the Global South. Both women organize with the Global Women's Strike, which calls for recognition of and payment for all unwaged work, and an end to the twin terrors of poverty and war. The Strike's signature event is an annual work stoppage on International Women's Day, March 8.
Photo by Sidney Ross-Risden: right to left — Selma James, host Margaret Prescod, and Andaiye
Kucinich for President (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses Dennis Kucinich for President (as we did in 2004) over the so-called 'top-tier" Democrats, each of whom has serious liabilities but all of whom would make a better President than any of the Republican candidates. This editorial from the January 2008 Zenger's also contains recommendations on the seven state propositions on the February 5, 2008 ballot.
Daniel Watman: Activist Bridges Cultural, Sexual Borders (tags)
Bisexual activist DANIEL WATMAN doesn’t believe in walls — whether they’re the artificial “borders” between countries or the psychological borders between straight and Gay people. His involvements in the Border Meetup Group and the Bisexual Forum are bringing people together in new and unusual ways.
Socialists want Stronger Ties with Mexico (tags)
Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA fully support protecting the rights of working class people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and both socialist parties oppose building border walls. All the 2008 candidates, from the two socialist parties, favor strengthening ties with Mexico and developing policy that will benefit working people in both countries and worldwide.
Hillary: Democrats' Death Wish (tags)
Hillary Clinton probably has the power, money and organizational clout to win the Democratic nomination for President, but she cannot win the general election. The combination of her conservative principles — including her support for an ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq — and her radical reputaton will alienate both moderates and progressives and drive white working-class voters back to the Republicans.
Art: The MIA built it, and they came (tags)
The exclusivity of snitchin’ (tags)
Recent attention to urban attitudes has painted a picture of a wild urban frontier. The idea of snitching isn’t limited by geography, income level, or time period. For some people, the ‘Stop snitchin’ idea is another fantasy of how the other half lives.
"Democratic" Greek police caught on video, torturing detainees (tags)
ATHENS: Police torturers remain unpunished
Another Fake Terror Plot (tags)
The weekend’s news in the US was dominated by screaming headlines and sensationalist broadcast coverage of an alleged plot in New York to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport’s jet fuel tanks and supply lines. The attack would have been, according to many accounts, “more devastating than September 11.” Four men were charged in an indictment [http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/nye/pr/2007/Defreitas.complaint.pdf] unveiled Sunday that included features that have become almost invariable in every such “terror” case brought by the government in recent years. First, the suspects had not only carried out no acts of terror, but they apparently lacked any means to realize such an attack. Second, a central figure in the alleged plot was a paid undercover informant of the FBI.
Preparing for Martial Law, Part 2: Enforcement and Infrastructure (tags)
Whelp folks, I hate to be the pallbearer at our country's funeral, but I am here to inform you, in case you missed it on Fox News, that the apparatus for martial law is being quietly, but steadily, implemented. If one has been paying attention to the laws that are getting passed over the last few years we can see the telltale signs that we are getting closer and closer to such a scenario. Not only is this government setting up the legal framework for martial law, but they are also setting up the policing apparatus and infrastructure to carry it out.
Bush, Democrats meet on war funding as violence soars in Iraq (tags)
US President George W. Bush and Democratic congressional leaders staged a meeting in the White House Wednesday to discuss pending legislation that would provide more than $100 billion to continue and escalate the four-year-old US war and occupation in Iraq. The gathering took place against the backdrop of a bloody eruption of violence in Iraq. A series of mass killings in and around Baghdad made a mockery of Washington’s claims that the “surge” of additional US troops into the Iraqi capital that began nine weeks ago is creating greater peace and security.
Open Letter to President of Depaul University (tags)
On the merit of Dershowitz vs. Finkelstein http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2007/04/open-letter-to-president-of-depaul.html
The Sacco and Vanzetti Case Revisited (tags)
On August 23, 1927, the State of Massachusetts executed two-Italian born immigrants for their alleged roles in the murders and robbery of a payroll clerk and his security guard on April 15, 1920. The condemned, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were militant anarchists. A mockery of a fair trial led to their ultimate fate. Professor Deborah Contrada revisits their case and concludes that there was “reasonable doubt, easily” as to their guilt.
Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights (tags)
As both the law and Big Ag respond to consumer pressures for humane treatment of animals, agriculture representatives fear a slippery slope that could lead to an end of their business as they know it, adding a meaningful wrinkle to the debate between so-called new welfarists and abolitionists, who ought to be teaming up in a full-court press on the industry (keeping them on the defense) rather than wasting time and efforts criticizing each other.
Norms and values
EXPLOSIVE: Bush's Domestic Assassination Teams Fingered (tags)
International Intelligence Expert Tom Heneghan outs the names of assassination teams and the treasonous conspiracy of FBI Directors Louis Freeh and Robert Mueller in the training of Mohamed Atta.
Veterans for Peace to light 3,000 candles in Santa Monica tonight. (tags)
On the Occasion of the 3,000th U.S. Troop Death in Iraq Veterans for Peace Invites the Public to Attend Special Candlelight Memorial Tonight New Year’s Eve at Arlington West in Santa Monica
Cop Assaults Activist at Lockheed Martin Protest (tags)
A peaceful rally, on the morning of Dec. 22, 2006, protesting Lockheed Martin’s production of lethal cluster bombs turned ugly. The giant defense contractor’s headquarters are located in Montgomery County, MD, just north of Washington, D.C. As one of the activists, Patrick J. Elder, was speaking to the demonstrators about the deadly effects of the cluster bomb device, he was ordered “off the grass” by a police officer. When Mr. Elder immediately complied and moved to the sidewalk, he was then assaulted by a cop.
OJ and Dubya: Both in Denial, Both Unrepentant (tags)
O.J. Simpson and George W. Bush have a lot in common. They are both unrepentant wrongdoers, who are in denial about their outrageous conduct. Thankfully, OJ’s book escapade was foiled by outraged public opinion. Bush, and his cohort, VP Dick Cheney, however, intend to “stay the course” in Iraq and maybe attack Iran. Only the U.S. Congress can stopped the duo. Impeachment is Constitutionally mandated. Will Congress do its duty?
No Fear of Neo-Fascist AETA!! (tags)
Following the passing of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), animal rights activists pledge to maintain resistance against animal rights abusers!!
An open letter to Christians who vote (tags)
Millions of American Christians have had enough of watching our faith being hijacked and warped for partisan political gain, and watching as "Christian" leaders annihilate Christ's message of love, compassion and peacemaking to replace it with a message of fear, arrogance, greed and warmongering. On November 7th, we'll reject the tactics of fear, hatred and deceit, and we'll vote Christ's values: love, compassion, gentleness, caring (including caring for gays and for women's medical privacy!), humility and peacemaking.
GLOBAL GOD DAY falls on 11/11 - ALLAH ? ISHWAR ? GOD ? (tags)
‘Secular Spiritualists Day’ is on 1/11 – ‘Global God Day’ falls exactly after ten days on 11/11. This day 1/11 is a ‘Global Spiritualists Day’ or say ‘Human Spiritualist Day’. Similarly 11/11 is only a ‘Universal Gods Day’. On this two days devotees or followers of all regions and religions , regardless to any community, cult, class, color creed are invited to unite , moreover merge-n-mingle understand and enjoy with each other geniusly , generously and genuinely without hating or harming innocent beings.
The US, Israel and Lebanon: Historical Roots and Patterns of Conflict (tags)
The destructive and lethal forces unleashed this past summer by the United States and Israel upon Lebanon are not surprising in light of their historical roots in at least four patterns of conflict:
Bush Policies are "Ongoing Criminal Activity" under US and International Law, Sc (tags)
The House of Representatives “must impeach President Bush
Kevin Zeese Blasts "Special Interests" at Senate Debate (tags)
In an historic first, a three-way debate was held between the candidates running for the office of U.S. Senate in Maryland. Kevin Zeese, the “Unity Candidate,” blasted the Democrats and Republicans in the Congress for selling the country out “to the special interests.” Unlike his opponents, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and Rep. Ben Cardin, Zeese offered specific proposals to solve the many problems facing the people of the state of Maryland.
The Death of Feminism (tags)
A speech for the 12/14/05 Senate hearing organized by the American Committee for Democracy in the Middle East.
A belligerent Bush addresses the UN (tags)
In a speech to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, US President George W. Bush delivered a remarkably belligerent warning to the peoples of the Middle East that Washington intends to continue and even widen its campaign of military aggression.
BREAKING: NIGHTLY SHOCK NEWS (tags)
Tony Snow, White House Press Secretary, gave away a secret of 9-11 today in his own words. And I quote: “There was no operational link between Saddam Hussein and 9-11." (aka Al Qaeda Bin Laden.) We should remember that both Bush and Rumsfeld wanted both Udday Hussein and Saddam Hussein targeted on September 11, 2001 right after the WTC was hit. It was because both Udday and Saddam knew in advance of the 9-11 Black Op and the plan to use Bin Laden as the patsy. The evidence to back this up exists so click to see Udday Hussein’s letter to Putin (CLICK) and the Stephen Cambone (CLICK) notes.
The Wounds of War Must Be Healed (tags)
The human rights violations during the war between Israel and Hezbollah must be investigated and researched. Amnesty International presses for this.
NANCY PELOSI AND STENY HOYER IN SOLIDARITY WITH PRO-WAR AIPAC NEO-CONS? (tags)
THINK IT COULDN’T HAPPEN? … IT ALREADY HAS!
Real Photo Fakers, Real War Crimes (tags)
During Israel's war against the people of Lebanon, our media, politicians and diplomats have colluded with the aggressors by distracting us with irrelevancies, by concocting controversies, and by framing the language of diplomacy. In the fragile truce that is currently holding while Lebanon waits for Israel to withdraw, we are simply getting more of the same.
Lebanese deaths, and Israeli war crimes, kept off the balance sheet (tags)
By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth
Emergency Report: World Spinning Out of Control (tags)
#1 - Alleged Terrorist detained today by FBI, from Flight 923 London Heathrow to Boston Logan diverted to Dulles Airport, can now be identified as an FBI translator. The alleged terrorist was carrying both Arab and English documents that originated from the US Embassy in London.
SHAM UN RESOLUTION GUARANTEES NO END TO ISRAEL'S WAR OF ILLEGAL AGGRESSION (tags)
IN RESOLUTION 1701 GUARANTEES NO END TO THE CONFLICT
9/11 Airplane Impact Time Discrepancies: Smoking Gun - US Gov't Complicity (tags)
author: Craig T. Furlong e-mail:e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
No Border Camp in Italy and Slovenia - Report (tags)
A report from the 2006 european no border camp, in solidarity with the migrant struggles in the USA.
Deport Bolante Back to the Philippines, (tags)
The AJLPP calls on the US government to act and deport Arroyo’s bagman Bolante. We likewise call on the Philippine government to prosecute Bolante as soon as he is returned to the Philippines. Only then we can believe that they are both serious in fighting corruption in the Philippines. Otherwise, we are just watching another charade in the making. Peace will only be another victim in the altar of self-appointed high priests of immorality, corruption and greed.
THE CRIME OF LEBANON AND PALESTINE - ARE IRAN AND SYRIA NEXT? (tags)
ISRAEL'S US FUNDED AND SUPPORTED WAR ON LEBANON AND PALESTINE
PART 1: World War III - what, me worry? (tags)
By Chan Akya
Democrats, Republicans line up to back Israeli war crimes (tags)
Last week, both the US House of Representatives and Senate overwhelmingly passed resolutions praising the Bush administration for its full support of Israel’s military campaign in Lebanon. Democrats joined with Republicans to endorse Israel’s bombing campaign, which has led to the deaths of hundreds of civilians.
Populist #32 (tags)
Centralization and Popular Elections
"Realist" as Swearword in Bush's Iraq Quagmire (tags)
The great historical crisis of the 1860s proeduced Abraham Lincoln; the "Great Depression" produced Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We can only hope the political system of the US will produce similar leading figures.
Gilad Atzmon - Pour out your fury upon the people of Lebanon and Gaza (tags)
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Norway rules out resumption of talks (tags)
Norway rules out resumption of talks PEACE talks broker Norway said it saw no chance of a rapid resumption of the stalled peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF). “I don’t see the prospect of talks resuming in the near future,” Tore Hattrem, director general of the section of peace and reconciliation at the Norwegian foreign ministry, told AFP after four days of consultations with the NDF.
Taking Impeachment on the Road (tags)
Impeachment can play a vital role in building resistance to dictatorship, both in the electoral politics and on the street. It’s not an either/or proposition.
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
AIPAC AND PRO-WAR, PRO-APARTHEID ISRAEL LOBBIES HAVE BOUGHT CONGRESS (tags)
BOTH STENY HOYER OF MARYLAND AND NANCY PELOSI OF CALIFORNIA HAVE BEEN KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT AIPAC MEETINGS. BOTH HAVE TAKEN LARGE PRO-ISRAEL PAC CONTRIBUTIONS. BOTH HAVE PLEGED ALLEGENCE TO APARTHEID ISRAEL. NEITHER DESERVE YOUR VOTE. VOTE THEM OUT IN NOVEMBER 2006! REPLACE THEM WITH PROGRESSIVE ANTI-WAR CANDIDATES!
The Power of the Israel Lobby (tags)
Its Origins and Growth
Populist #30 (tags)
Concerning Faithless Electors and Voter Turnout
"THE ROOFTOP" Native Guns Album Release Community Show (tags)
Los Angeles/Bay Area, CA- Acclaimed revolutionary Pinoy hip hop group Native Guns are proud to announce the long-awaited, highly anticipated release of their debut album, "Barrel Men."
Why No Prosecution for Delgadillo's Perjury (tags)
LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2006 - Recent public exposure that Delgadillo committed felony crime of perjury in 2001 when he filed false qualification statements with election officials has got concerned LA political observers wondering: why no prosecution?
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.
Senate hearing on CIA nominee: Democrats rubberstamp Bush police-state spying (tags)
The Senate hearing Thursday on the nomination of General Michael Hayden to head the Central Intelligence Agency demonstrates the bipartisan congressional support for the Bush administration’s assault on the democratic rights of the American people. While there were scattered criticisms of the methods of the Bush administration, particularly its failure to consult with Congress, every senator on the Intelligence Committee accepted the premise that the United States is engaged in a “war on terror” and that the Bush administration’s escalation of domestic surveillance and wiretapping is a product of that war.
Populist #28 (tags)
On the Electoral College
Paul Krugman on Medicare D (tags)
The Bush administration turns out to be the reverse Midas, everything it gets its hands on from reconstruction of New Orleans to drug reform turns to crud.
Mini-nukes and their consequences.
Don White speaks on Latin America's struggle for social justice - MONDAY MAY 8 at CSULA (tags)
Veteran activist Don White will give a presentation on the upsurge in Latin American movements for democracy and socialism, and what it may mean for us.
As support for Bush plummets, no alternative from Democrats (tags)
A series of opinion polls released in recent weeks have shown a massive increase in popular opposition to the Bush administration. The US president’s approval rating has dropped to barely one third, on a par with that of Richard Nixon on the eve of his resignation over the Watergate scandal. The latest results published Thursday were from a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, showing only 36 percent of respondents approving of Bush and his policies (compared to 48 percent a year ago). The same poll indicated that 67 percent believe that the US is on “the wrong track.”
Former Homeless Woman Publishes Her Story (tags)
Memoirs of one woman's experience in a homeless shelter.
Wisconsin Towns Vote for Immediate US Military Withdrawal from Iraq (tags)
by wsws (reposted) On Tuesday, April 4, 32 communities in the state of Wisconsin voted on referenda calling for the immediate withdrawal of all American military forces from Iraq. Of these areas, 24 voted for immediate withdrawal, and eight voted against. In the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, 70 percent voted for immediate withdrawal.
4/10/06 and 5/1/06 National Student Demonstrations (tags)
The Reich (tags)
The right would rather spend a billion to kill than five bucks to feed the poor.
Iraq "Rendezvous": Cheney, "Bubble-boy" and Ahmadinejad Up the Ante (tags)
Listening to Vice President Cheney and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exchange threats of war while both nations hover, like vultures, over the moribund carcass of Iraq's insurgency-racked shotgun democracy, I was reminded of David Low's famous 1939 cartoon, "Rendezvous." Mr. Low, you'll recall, depicted Hitler and Stalin as bloodthirsty tyrants, tipping their hats in salutation while standing over Poland's corpse. Thus, Hitler saluted Stalin: "The scum of the earth I believe?" Stalin replied: "The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?"
Populist #23 (tags)
The Executive and War Powers, continued
RABBI MICHAEL LERNER: Liberal Zionist Apologist, Moral Equivocator, HYPOCRITE! (tags)
NO ONE has a _right_ to self-determination "in their *ancient* ancestral homeland", from 2,000 years ago, 1,000's of miles away, on another continent, in another inhabited land, at the expense of the people who actually _LIVE_ there! It's an arugment that is _literally_ worse than *medieval*! — READ LERNER'S LIBERAL RACIST PABLUM FIRST! — : Rabbi Michael Lerner will speak about his new book, "The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right"; Monday, February 20th Los Angeles, 5 pm, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.659.3684; 7 pm, Dutton’s Beverly Hills Books, 447 N. Canon Dr., (just south of little Santa Monica), Beverly Hills, (310) 281-0997
911 Terrorist Flght School linked to Jeb Bush (tags)
Even stranger, both Governor Jeb Bush and Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris were providing celebrity endorsements to Hilliard's operation well after the company's Lear (N351WB) had been busted by DEA agents armed with machine guns.
The Bolivarian Revolution: A Movement of Hope and Threat (tags)
A long essay, split up into three parts, delving into the Bolivarian Revolution of Hugo Chavez, offering a fresh perspective on Latin American history and an analysis of the Revolution transforming Venezuela and the region. Print this one out and enjoy while sitting on your favorite couch or chair. This is a refreshing, well written essay worthy of some time.
Populist #21 (tags)
On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers
DEAR CINDY: Please, primary Hillary this year (tags)
You are in a unique position to help the anti-war movement make the Democratic Party take a stand against the war.
Peace, Truth. and Ramsey Clark (tags)
Why, the question is being asked, does a high profile American defend people and causes that are not only anti-Establishment, but anti-American as well?
Both Sides of the Border: Latin American and Chicano Art (tags)
With the recent upsurge in popularity for Latino art, Carlotta's Passion Fine Arts intends to present a proper historical and aesthetic context for what is quickly becoming an internationally renown school of art. As an expression of a newly independent hemisphere, Latin American art has long delighted and inspired a world audience. Vibrant, compelling and rooted in the unique experience of the Americas, the genre provides a bridge for a new contemporary US art movement. Chicano Art is the visual language of the Mexican-American community in the US, and domestically it has already made an impact with its bold aesthetics - now it is poised to become popular with the worldwide community. To help broaden that recognition, Carlotta's Passion Fine Arts presents, Both Sides of the Border: Latin American and Chicano Art.
Cindy Sheehan leads anti-war movement (tags)
Sheehan and supporters continue to protest the war in Iraq and support Hurrican Katrina Survivors.
Baghdad on the Big Muddy (tags)
There seems to be an MO for how this White House handles urban crises: let the place descend into chaos and anarchy and only then go in. Could there be method to this madness?
LA and Surveillance cameras (tags)
LA is a crime troubled city with not enough unbiased eyes watching.
Respect and Protect the Black Woman-Boycott "Hustle and Flow"! (tags)
What has gotten into John Singleton? Why has he produced a movie that perpetuates White America's stereotypes of both Black Men and Women?
Global Kibbutz (tags)
The Ultimate Oxymoron (tags)
"Since a capitalist democracy is a democracy of capital, `the people' simply don't count.."
SOS Racists Identified (tags)
Robert Floyd of Pearblossom, CA (posts on both the Stormfront and SOS forums under the name Baldy) is a National Vanguard member/white nationalist and regular attendee of SOS rallies (I guess that would make him a member of SOS too). His name was printed in Sunday’s (6/17/05) Los Angeles Times. The National Vanguard is also planning a BP3 (details below)
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/24/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, Spain, and Russia.
Who Needs big Bird? (tags)
Forget those desperate appeals to "save" PBS and NPR. They're already lost. Progressives can do better things with their time and their tax dollars than to give it to these liberal media poseurs. ----------------
Intelligence Committee in Maneuver to Pass Even Worse PATRIOT Act (tags)
With no announcement, the Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a closed door session to approve a version of the Patriot Act that would be even worse than the present act being considered by the Judiciary Committee. The hand of the White House seems to be behind the sneaky maneuver.
Hell on wheels: pocket bikes face new regs in LA (tags)
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department praised Councilman Dennis Zine as his motion regulating the sale of mini motorcycles - commonly known as “pocket bikes” - gained the final approval of the city council.
The Path to Absolute Power (tags)
"Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship." -- Harry S. Truman
This Report Blows the Lid Off of E-Voting Manipulation in South Florida (tags)
2 California Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Cpl. Jeremiah A. Baro, 21, Fresno
Doebold & ES-S owned by Urosevitch bros, count 80% of US vote (tags)
Elections are a privatised monopoly in the US
Fascism and the Republican Party (tags)
The close relationship with the Republican Party of fascist individuals and groups from the period of Nazi rule in Europe.
The Bush Campaign's Dirtiest Election Dirty Trick (tags)
Bush and the Pentagon have effectively hidden the Iraq War from the voters by surrendering central and eastern Iraq to the insurgency, but should he win, Americans should be prepared for massive casualties as the military inevitably will have to fight to regain the control it gave up last spring.
Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution, by Derrick Jensen (tags)
A Review by Adam Fletcher, Director of The Freechild Project
European Parliament 2004 elections and new constitution (tags)
The European Parliament elections, held June 10-13, showed a strong trend among voters against ruling parties that sided with Bush's war on Iraq, as well as those that have been imposing pro-business economic policies, as in Germany and France.
Free Uni (tags)
In the next session on Saturday 6/26/04 5:30PM at 3706 N Figueroa AV LA, CA 90065
How Many Gods in One Heaven? (tags)
Analysis of the Fourth World War in the Middle East
Eisner's Fantasyland Excuse for Censorship (tags)
Disney put the kibosh on new Michael Moore film connecting Saudis to Bushes. The rich oil barons fingered are investors in Disney.
Cuba Asks Mexico for Convincing Explanations (tags)
Bush Ties To Royalty Prove Sell-Out Of America (tags)
The bush crime family, under perfect cover as the CIA, has sold America to the world bank, to create a new world odor of which they stink the biggest....
After Madrid attacks, Poland expects worst (tags)
The Madrid attacks have emboldened Polish critics of the war and have put an already fragile government, which has a 9 percent approval rating, on the defensive over its Iraq policy.
Open letter to March 20th activists (tags)
good luck out there
Nader Commands Small But Loyal Following (tags)
Terence Courtney, 32, a black community organizer in Atlanta, said he supports Nader because he wants "a shift in the way we allocate our resources so it goes mostly to working people, people of color, women and children and less on building weapons and bombs." Unlike the Democrats, Courtney said, Nader "is telling the truth about the relationships between the government, the military and the corporations."
Unite for Kucinich Now (tags)
All of these problems we're facing today will go away if we can get the right man in office this November. Kucinich is the True American, K/E are just posers. Why is there a deafening silence from the 'alternative' press at this time. Kucinich got 30% in Hawaii- Common Dreams -Nothing! All of the IMCs in supertuesday states- Only Minnesota with a feature front and center... and that was minimal. WTF - this is what IMCs are for- we NEED ti be THE Alternative media now!
New Report Finds No WMD In Iraq (tags)
An article about the Carnegie WMD Report, Operation Rockingham, and the OSP.
Vik Chaubey talk at Cal State L.A.:"Student Movements in the 21st Century": (tags)
A student activist who has worked on both coasts will talk about successes and mistakes (his own and the movement's).
"I will admit that there are some right-wing pseudo-christian, groups like voz de aztlan in whitey-er, I mean whittier, calfornia, that promote homophobia and anti-jewish american sentiment, but they reflect only a small, middle class, Anglo-identified segment of the larger Latino and Native American community. "
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)
PUBLIC TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY REVEAL THE FOLLY OF USA VISION OF AND DRIVE TO WORLD EMPIRE
A Conservative explains ''Why They Hate George W. Bush'' (tags)
The core of the Hate Bush Movement is fueled by the fact that he is a self-professed Christian and unfortunately many leading this parade are so-called Libertarians.
Decisive weakness of Right-wing: Lack of public, open forums for dialogue (tags)
The hype and manipulation of emotionally-potent over-simplifications by reformers on each wing is quite similar, except for one thing: The Right-wing persists in categorically not allowing forums for open-ended dialogue.
CA SoState DEC 16th to Certify More Diebold DRE Voting systems (tags)
DEC 16 CA Secretary of State Kevin Shelly will decide whether or not to certify 12,000 new Diebold touchscreen DRE voting systems for California Counties. This would mean one more step to the real death of Democracy. Take ACTION!!!! and tell him not the do it!! Read the scoop below.
The Geneva storm's silver-lining (tags)
The rejuvenating efforts of the Geneva Groups have; shattered dangerous myths, rekindled hope, put Sharon in a corner, and led to a healthy redefinition of the meaning of being pro-Israel.
A Chickenhawk ThanksgivingIn Baghdad (tags)
But important, if unasked, questions linger about a president who foregoes both taste and honesty in his advancement of his agenda ö questions of integrity, character and ethics. They might be aptly summed up in a riposte posed to another Republican nearly five decades ago, Senator Joseph McCarthy, during his final days on Capitol Hill: "Finally, sir, have you no shame?"
New Political parties for Conscious Americans (tags)
A Los Angeles man heard the outrage of those opposed to war, racism, injustice , systematic abuse of fathers, families, parents and children, neglect of candidates and elected officals to meet environmental land human needs. As a solution he has formed two political parties for conscious Americans.
Why the Democrats are afraid of Howard Dean (tags)
Both power centers of the Democratic establishment — the Kennedy left and the Clinton middle — are frantic at the prospect of losing control of their party to Howard Dean. They fear a McGovernesque debacle that would hand the G.O.P. a super-majority in the Senate.
petrochemical nation (tags)
The united states is a nation addicted to the needle of petrochemical industry, our occupation of Iraq feeds this constant crude oil craving..
Dreamers & Idiots (tags)
Britain And The US Did Everything To Avoid A Peaceful Solution In Iraq And Afghanistan
50 False News Stories By Bush Propaganda Machine (tags)
Lies, damned lies, and Bush. The Bush War Machine seems to be less on Speaking Terms with the truth than Clinton was. What a memorable accomplishment.
Market Forces Fed SoCal Flames (tags)
Mike Davis on the wildfires in Southern California "A market-driven recipe for disaster"
BTL:Environmentalists Charge Legislation to Prevent Forest Fires is... (tags)
...a Gift to the Logging Industry. Interview with Sean Cosgrove, of the Sierra Club, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
The Crucial Alliance (tags)
Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) proposes an immediate US retreat from Iraq. Fighting back in the Terror War is not optional, but that doesn't stop Kucinich. He'll grant a victory to terrorists as long as it helps take down president Bush.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/24/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.1MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, and Cuba.
On Tactics and Strategy: How Bush has Misunderstood Military Strategic Doctrine (tags)
You know you never defeated us on the battlefield, said the American colonel. The North Vietnamese colonel pondered this remark a moment. That may be so, he replied, but it is also irrelevant.
US public moving to the middle on the Middle East (tags)
There is a pronounced movement among the US public toward persuing a more balanced Middle East policy. For example, one half of those polled now indicate that they "sympathize with both Israelis and Palestinians equally."
Is Arnold good for the libertarians? (tags)
"sensible people of individualist and anti-government leanings tend to give the Libertarian Party a wide berth"
The U.S. and Israel's Criminal Intent and October 25th. (tags)
But the question is not whether the public can see the criminal behavior of these regimes but rather, where do these regimes go from here?
Fully Informed Jury Association (tags)
Grand and Trial Jury RIGHT
"To Die in Iraq" (tags)
In a country run by and for millionaires, the surplus got spent. The rich got tax cuts, and the future got hocked. The environment got screwed. Bechtel and Halliburton got contracts. Religious schools got public funds. Big CEOs robbed and ran free. Good jobs disappeared by the millions. Bankruptcies and child poverty set new records. Big Oil did just fine, thank you.
Even Conservative Republicans call Bush "a functional illiterate." (tags)
Even Conservative Republicans call Bush "a functional illiterate." They're catching on! Looks like EVERYBODY is beginning to realize that Bu$h is a drunken, monkey-faced idiot.
On how to make enemies (tags)
What attracted my attention to this article was the idea of the existence of a US bureau whose sole purpose is to propagate ideas which effectively create new enemies of the US.
Zogby: Dean vs Un-Dean (tags)
Will Democrats choose a candidate who is an "electable moderate" or a "fighter for principles"? Both sides have a political case to make.
You Führer G.W.Bush (tags)
It is commonly assumed that there (US) is no aristocracy, let alone a nobility, in America. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In his work, Ancestors of American Presidents, Gary Boyd Roberts of the New England Historic Genealogical Society reveals 19 presidents descended from Edward III. John Galt, in a soon to be published work, The Genealogy of the New World Order, has traced the royal ancestry of George Bush, which traces from Charlemagne and Alfred the Great, all the way down through George's 32 presidential cousins!
You Führer G.W.Bush (tags)
It is commonly assumed that there (US) is no aristocracy, let alone a nobility, in America. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In his work, Ancestors of American Presidents, Gary Boyd Roberts of the New England Historic Genealogical Society reveals 19 presidents descended from Edward III. John Galt, in a soon to be published work, The Genealogy of the New World Order, has traced the royal ancestry of George Bush, which traces from Charlemagne and Alfred the Great, all the way down through George's 32 presidential cousins!
Will NeoCons Drive The Decent From The GOP? (tags)
"We've watched while he used the tragedy of 911 and international terrorism to polarize the nation even further, vexing us with fears, while his mindless minions and yes-men from Ashcroft right down to commercial automatons like Fox's smarmy, imbecilic Sean Hannity, blaspheme the grand traditions and Constitutional institutions of this nation in order to wrestle everything from the flag to love of country to being holy relics of the GOP alone. "
CKUT Radio: Detainees Hunger Strike in New Jersey (tags)
The Strongest Men In America (tags)
Arnold and Colin: A Contrast in Options
The Conservative's PlayBook for Gaining Absolute Power (tags)
Bush's disguise as a compassionate conservative prevents him from condemning the misguided Supreme Court decision on affirmative action and most city dwellers (and they are many) are still very much addicted to finding government solutions for every problem.
CNN: Saddam's Sons Confirmed Dead; Bush, Blair, Cheney Still At Large (tags)
CNN is reporting that Saddam's sons,Qusay and Uday, have been killed by U.S. troops. Still unconfirmed is whether the Pentagon is lying again. Meanwhile, war criminals Bush, Blair, Cheney, and Rumsfeld are still at large.
What is legal, and what is not? (tags)
What is the difference in making a law, following it, and abusing it. If You still do not know, better find out now, before it is too late.
Just Call Him Old Stonewall: Bush Isn't Talking (tags)
(CBS) On two fronts, investigating the causes of 9/11 and the pre-Iraq war intelligence, the Bush administration is stonewalling. In his latest Against the Grain commentary, CBSNews.com's Dick Meyer protests.
Our government controlled press - CIA Origins (tags)
The Sulzberger family and the New York Times lean left-liberal Democrat and are usually anathema to Republicans. But as Rockwell has oft pointed out, "neoconservatives" are really big government tax and squander interventionist welfare-warfare statists.
Bechtel Gives to Democrats & Republicans (tags)
Bechtel Group, Inc., an engineering and construction firm just awarded a contract to build in Iraq, gives to both Democrats and Republicans.
Riverside Police Department shooting to be investigated (tags)
The fourth shooting by Riverside Police Department officers will also be the fourth shooting investigated by the city's Police Commission.
The FCC Rolls Over (tags)
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Black Caucus and Asian Pacific Congress called the FCC's rules "a blow to diversity" undermining regulations "intended to promote minority participation, and preserve multiple media voices and opinions"
Major Watergate-like scandal over WMD? (tags)
WASHINGTON, Jun 2 (IPS) - When all three major U.S. newsweeklies--Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report--run major features on the same day on possible government lying, you can bet you have the makings of a major scandal.
Iraq "war" to last "3-5 years" (tags)
It ain't over yet, and even when it ends, it still won't be over ( see http://newamericancentury.org )
Is Cuba Next? (tags)
Who is the next victim?
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
IMC ARGENTINA STAFF EVICTED!!! (tags)
OUR HEADQUARTERS DESTROYED BY THE FEDERAL POLICE!!!
Doing the US's Dirty Work: The Colombian Paramilitaries and Israel (tags)
''I copied the concept of paramilitary forces from the Israelis.'' -Carlos Castano, Mi Confesion, 2002
Media groups enraged over coalition attacks on journalists (tags)
Further information on the recent deaths of journalists killed by U.S. forces in Baghdad Tuesday has caused concern amongst major media outlets in addition to media watchdog groups
What the heck is going on here?
Unity call from antiwar movement (tags)
Statement from Youth Bloc/Campus Antiwar Network (CAN)
Bowling for WEHO: Transgender tragedy Monday before backdrop of war. (tags)
Tragedy struck the Los Angeles Transgender community as the U.S. hand-gun culture escalated a personal dispute into death and a felony arrest.
Raelian Women to humbly disrobe publicly in LOS ANGELES on March 8th (tags)
Raelian women To humbly disrobe publicly At US peace rallies in DC and LA
Oppose the RAVE Act - Keep Our Nightclubs & Music Festivals Open! (tags)
POLICE ACTING UNDER DRACONIAN ANTI-DRUG POLICIES HAVE CLOSED AND RAIDED LEGITIMATE NIGHTCLUBS AND MUSIC FESTIVALS (The Trocadero in SF; Spundae in LA; JuJuBeats; How Sweet; etc) - CONGRESS WANTS TO TAKE IT ONE STEP FURTHER AND PROSECUTE NIGHTCLUBS AND RAVES UNDER CRACK-HOUSE LAWS. IT COULD HAPPEN THIS YEAR; WE NEED YOUR HELP Sweeping Crackdowns on clubgoers and businesses are NOT the way to fight drug abuse; support Harm Reduction and Drug Education Services instead!
Parents desperate for answers about their childrens vaccines (tags)
We are parents desperately looking for answers about our children who have been damaged by vaccines. Please any feed back and answers would be greatly appreciated. For it seems its all part of a chain reaction to try and pull the wool over the parents eyes and it all seems to be part of one big incorporated vaccine lie.
You Can't 'Contain' Saddam (tags)
Cold War doctrine doesn't apply in the age of terror. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 12:01 a.m. EST
Answering Moral Blackmail (tags)
Are millions of Canadian, American and In the midst of worldwide protest against an impending war with Iraq, the Bush Administration and its allies have trotted out their trump card...
Local Poets' Take On Cutbacks and Outbacks (tags)
Los Angeles poet Julia Stein has had great success marrying activism and writing, so much so that she was sued by Guess Jeans for her efforts when she took part in a special poetry reading to criticize the company's use of sweatshop labor.
No to Bush's war for oil & empire (tags)
For building an anti-imperialist core in the anti-war movement.
Two L.A.P.D. Officers Shoot Driver (tags)
something must be done about this
Pig Cabin Lonely, Tecumpse’s Contempt: Thinking ShawanoeNabeg or thinking ..... (tags)
Scary Pig Cabin Lonely People Need Good Will Too, to remember when tricking or treating this Ween. Trick, I didn’t proof read, your treat, but how much Nabeg-ness is on IMC. And that is the question, personally in the costumes of social constructions and maybe identity when and where they create bad or ill will. This is Dave ‘Min-like musing for a Indigenous or Nabeg Ween for everybody’s global tribal ‘anti-globalizm/anti-war’ door knocking. One reference article follows.
Marines Ordered into Colombia. (tags)
Bush has allegedly become a zealot in his drive to eliminate terrorism worldwide, and sees the FARC in that light. Reliable sources say that to ensure that the rest of the US sees them similarly, US government operatives at work in Colombia have been responsible for many of the bombings that have been laid at the feet of the FARC in recent months.
UCI Faculty say NO to war on Iraq (tags)
"No" to War in Iraq October 2002
Unprecedented-the documentary (tags)
If you didn't make it to the DGA in Hollywood tonight to see "Unprecedented" you were spared from feeling your blood boil once again over the "coup d'etat" by George W. Bush and friends. Its a great film and should not be missed by anyone who truly cares about democracy in this country.
We're Jeff and Tracy. We're Your Good Neighbors. We Smoke Pot. (tags)
Jeff and Tracy are two regular people who tried to pay for a voice to oppose the government sponsored ads promoting the War On Drugs (marijuana.) In their hometown of Portland, Oregon, they were censored at nearly every turn! Learn about their story and how you can help get their radio spots on the air in your community!
California at a Crossroad? (tags)
There are many economic indications that the U.S.A. Titanic may be on the brink of sinking. Will California go down with it, or is it time for us in Cali to break away and become a lifeboat?
Who Really Murdered Holly Wells & Jessica Chapman (tags)
Who Really Murdered Holly Wells & Jessica Chapman? British Police continue to torture least likely suspects Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr from Soham Village, while deliberately ignoring thousands of more likely suspects from nearby American Air Force Bases.
Today's Voice: Video of Cheney Touting Arthur Andersen (tags)
The Media tells us what is wrong with the world; Voice4change will tell you what to do about it! Our member organizations are busy organizing, so we want to bring their message to you. Our affiliates are doing great work every day. They need your support…We will be their link to you. Sign on to www.voice4change.org
PHOTO. Warren Keith Watts. (tags)
AVOID VOLVO AND KINGSWOOD DRIVERS.
Venezuela, Neither Chavez nor Carmona (tags)
anarchists declare thereselves opponents of both Left and Right authoritarians
both sides prepare for strike/bandh in nepal (tags)
with the upcoming bandh both sides are escalating forces for a22-25th
Colombia Voters Reject U.S. War (tags)
When Colombian voters went to the polls yesterday to elect a new Congress, they massively rejected the candidates of the traditional ruling two-party system of the Conservative and Liberal parties.
UNION BUSTING! In the Fund for Public Interest (tags)
One of the largest progressive non profits in the nation, is attempting to silence workers who tried to oganize a labor union!
Pew Fellowships in International Journalism (tags)
Pew Fellowships in International Journalism Offered to Journalists Interested in International Issues
Assembly Speaker-Designate Wesson Keynotes Freedom Banquet (tags)
Herb Wesson, L.A.-area Assemblymember and designated next-in-line for Speaker, keynoted the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club’s annual Freedom Banquet November 5 and provided its emotional highlight. Wesson’s account of his own childhood experiences as both a victim of anti-African-American discrimination and a perpetrator of discrimination against Queers, from which he learned to see both kinds of prejudice as equally wrong, moved the Democratic Club audience.
IPA: As Bombing Proceeds: Now What? (tags)
AS'AD ABUKHALIL: "Both Bin Laden and Bush say that you are either with them or against them; yet much of the Middle East stands in opposition to both." JOHN QUIGLEY: "Military action should have been done through the Security Council at the United Nations. As it is -- a U.S. and U.K. military action -- it is illegal under international law." MORE...
Happy Birthday Mahatma Gandhi! (tags)
Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi plus an essay by Nelson Mandela on Gandhi. Visit the official Mahatma Gandhi Website in India!
Two Monsanto fields destroyed in The Netherlands (tags)
On June 25th two Monsanto genetic test fields were destroyed in the south of The Netherlands.
Election Records Fraud in Chicago? (tags)
Investigations by two non-profit show irregularities in vote, elections record keeping in Chicago. Is this the tip of a fraud iceberg?
Students on Democracy Now re: Sodexho-Marriott and Private Prisons (tags)
American University and Oberlin students garner press after both universities cancel food contracts with Sodexho-Marriott over ties to private prisons.
Chattanooga 3 ReceiveShort Sentences While30 SupportersProtest.89.3 Airs NewsATL (tags)
3 Members of Black Autonomy COPWATCH, received 30, 60 days, community service and court costs instead of 6 months to 18 months in jail. This is an outrage and listeners of WRFG 89.3 FM heard details from the reasearch of Paul Hays and the Messenger: A publication finacialy aided by The AFL-CIO, UNITE and Atlanta Labor Solidarity Network especially. The interview on Radio Free Georgia was on Nightwatchandwas10minutes ThankIfini
Bush, Gore Both Wrong on Death Penalty Deterrence (tags)
Bush and Gore both support for the death penalty, based on the claim it's a deterrent. But the evidence says they're wrong. We're not supposed to punish people if there's a reaonable doubt about their guilt. But what if there's much more than a reasonable doubt about the punishment?
Bus Riders Union and the MTA (tags)
A short Report from the Saturday Bus Riders Union meeting regarding the MTA strike