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Philippines – Duterte 2 Years on: Destructive, Divisive, and Despotic (tags)

When Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency in 2016, some even among the left toyed early on with the idea that a “maverick” president could just be what the country needed to stir things up, and jolt us from almost 30 years of elite-dominated rule.

The Shortwave Report 08/03/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan.

Stanford Student Threatens Violence (tags)

Hamzeh Daoud, a student at Stanford University threatened his fellow students with physical violence. The University has done nothing

Mapping the Resistance, May 2018, 28 pp (tags)

The 2016 election and one year in office for Donald Trump have resulted in an intensifying polarization in mainstream US politics. A many-sided attack is underway on democracy as it has been shaped by movements for protection of rights, living standards, and the environment over the course of the last century

The Shortwave Report 07136/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles (tags)

Just some impressions and comments.

America is Suffering Under an Ego Driven Fascist Pig While Spineless GOP Proudly Looks On (tags)

Trump Destroys 200 years of Democracy While the Spineless Cowards that Make Up the GOP Proudly Looks on.

Hikikomori capitaliste (tags)

Poésie paraphysique...

Bioeconomical resilience (tags)

Bioeconomical resilience

The Endless War (tags)

According to the ACLU, the Corker-Kaine bill is "broader and more dangerous than the current law." Article 1 of the US Constitution grants Congress the exclusive right to declare war. The new edition of the AUMF undermines this to the maximum.

A reign of terror: Extra-judicial killings in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)

Since Rodrigo Duterte began his term as the 16th president of the Philippines in 30 June 2016, Filipinos and the international community have watched in horror at accounts of dead bodies found nightly in the country’s streets, linked to extra-judicial killings (EJKs).

The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

The challenges of building a united resistance in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)

Three decades after the People Power revolution ended the bloody regime of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, Asia’s oldest republic is at a crossroads. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines in June 2016, he has led an extrajudicial killing campaign that has taken over 12,000 lives. Officially cloaked as an anti-crime policy, his “war against drugs” has nevertheless failed to address the genuine roots of the country’s narcotics crisis. It has instead only worsened the situation by victimizing the urban poor at a staggering rate.

The Shortwave Report 02/02/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Brazil wants true justice for Lula! (tags)

Lula's trial must be annulled, Sergio Moro must be removed from the magistracy, dangerous element he is, and Wilson Center’s staff must recycle their behavior patterns! Humanity is tired of this mud! We all know that much more and much better is possible!

Philippines: We condemn extension of Martial Law in Mindanao (tags)

The extension of martial law in Mindanao to the end of 2018 by Congress comes as no surprise to Laban ng Masa (Fight of the Masses). Over the last year and a half, the Senate and the House of Representatives have been completely transformed into pliant tools of President Rodrigo Duterte, with the vast majority of the members of these two chambers surrendering their remaining shred of self-respect to become accomplices to Malacanang’s authoritarian agenda.

The War in Karen State Eastern Burma is being Covered Up Except in WWEstern Thailand (tags)

Karen state is in eastern Burma, once a possesion of Japan and it achieved complete emancipation in 1948 the same year that Isrsel declared nationhood on the UK administered land alongside Muslim and Christian Palestinians farther west.

Left-Wing Secession (tags)

Secession is the withdrawal of a state or place from a larger organization such as a country. In 2018 there might be a vote in California asking people if they want to secede from the United States. There are irreconcilable differences between the left and the right. Secession is a way to settle those differences without one side ruling over the other side or annihilating the other side.

The US Superpower is Dangerous (tags)

Wars and threats of war are violations of the UN Charter. The US is not afraid of threatening military force in Europe and at the border with Russia. We are not living in a new world since the election of the new president.

Nicaraguas fake Communist Gov. Forcing Canal on Southern Portion of Country No MoneyHealth (tags)

Nicaragua is spending billions of US dollars and gambling on a huge oceanic canal while ignoring city dwellers and a substantial rural force

FEMA Knew the Dangers to Older Citizens during Major Disasters At least six people have (tags)

FEMA trains and finances first respondents across the country the very people who should know. Fema either knew or should have known the dangers and should have taken appropriate life saving action.

The Problem of Illegal Immigrants in Israel and America (tags)

This article looks at the problems of illegal/legal immigrants in Israel and America. And also, describes the developing trends toward Globalist and Nationalist parties in Israel, America, and Europe.

Why Tax Cuts for the Rich Solve Nothing by Joseph Stiglitz (tags)

In a country with so many problems – especially inequality – tax cuts for rich corporations will not solve any of them. This is a lesson for all countries contemplating corporate tax breaks – even those without the misfortune of being led by a callow, craven plutocrat.

PHILIPPINES: Call for a National Conference Against Dictatorship (tags)

Since he assumed office, President Rodrigo Duterte has still failed to fulfill his promise to “provide for those who have little”: Workers still continue to receive low wages and experience job insecurity because he has failed to fulfill his vow to end contractualization.

Mozambique Audit Reveals Corruption and Short Falls in Financial System (tags)

Ahead of President Trump's first G20 meeting in Germany this weekend, Mozambique released an audit exposing violations of the country's laws to secure now-defaulted loans.

Imagine a country without Wall Street and the Pentagon! (tags)

July 1 is Canada Day, the 150th birthday of our great friend to the north. Crisis and opportunity are represented by the same Chinese letter. Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Another economy is necessary where people can experience generalized security.

The Shortwave Report 06/02/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK Japan.

Dr. Maryse Narcisse of Haiti Visits Southern California (tags)

“Despite their overwhelming responsibilities, the women are always there. [Applause.] We are a very patriarchal society, but very matrifocal. [Laughter.] They call the women of Haiti 'the central pillar.' The women don't let themselves get discouraged by crisis situations, and despite the very difficult two years of electoral struggle they never got discouraged.They always maintained the torch of struggle for liberation. [Applause.] They are examples by their actions. . . . It is clear that the Haitian people are bent on the struggle. More than ever they are fighting for dignity, democracy, freedom, and the respect of their rights.” – Dr. Maryse Narcisse, April 24, 2017

Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System (tags)

California's traffic fines and fees are some of the highest in the country, and new data shows that current California policies disproportionately impact people of color. Two bills before the California Legislature (SB 185 https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB185 and AB 412 http://cts.vresp.com/c/?LegalServicesforPris/6211c91da4/TEST/7c77ea8fd3/bill_id=201720180AB412 ) would address many of the disparities.

The Shortwave Report 04/28/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.

Where is Our Personal Freedom Going. – Robert Tronge (tags)

I think it is time to take a look at where our political leaders are leading us. America has always been based on the concept that all men are free and there should be no barriers put up barring a person’s liberty or freedoms regardless of any defining characteristics that a person has. The most obvious examples are race, color, creed, and religion but there are also others.

Philippines: Unity Statement by February 25 Coalition (tags)

WE FOUGHT TO BE FREE. WE SAY NEVER AGAIN TO DICTATORSHIP!

The Long History of Human Incapacitation by Politics and the Press (tags)

With the term "no alternatives," come-of-age citizens who don't join the mainstream press are incapacitated, stamped as troublemakers and not taken seriously. Democracy is not sought any more in a divided country, divided between those above and those below.

KLM refuses seven passengers following Trump's muslim ban/KLM accomplice to discrimination (tags)

Airline company KLM is accomplice to discrimination, Islamophobia and deportation of refugees. Concerning discrimination and Islamophobia, it is one of the executioners of Trump's policy, by refusing passengers from the seven banned muslim countries. It's complicity with deportation of refugees consists of flying deported refugees for the Dutch government. Both are crimes and KLM's full responsibility, because they have a choice to refuse.

JEWISH GROUPS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM UNITE IN CONDEMNATION OF TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN (tags)

By Yair Rosenberg January 30, 2017 • 9:11 AM Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google Plus Pinterest On Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring all immigrants and visa holders from entering the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The order included green card holders and also banned all refugees for 120 days. Given the Jewish historical experience with being both refugees and subjected to religious loyalty tests, this directive unsurprisingly evoked a strong reaction from much of the American Jewish community. As so—contrary to some earlier claims—Jewish groups across the spectrum mobilized in opposition to the executive order, in a rare display of unity. The American Jewish Committee was one of the first out of the gate, offering a detailed rebuttal to the policy: “For more than 110 years, AJC has been a consistent voice for a fair, non-discriminatory, and generous U.S. refugee and immigration policy,” AJC CEO David Harris said. “We are all related to those fortunate enough to have been admitted to this country – in my case, my mother, father, wife, and daughters-in-law, and we believe that other deserving individuals merit the same opportunities to be considered for permanent entry.” Assuring security in the implementation of immigration laws and procedures is essential, but lost in the current discussion over the suspension of refugee admissions and the issuance of all visas to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries this week – as in the rhetoric of the presidential campaign – are several facts: • Refugees from Syria, Iraq and other states in violent upheaval are already laboriously and intrusively vetted by U.S. immigration authorities, assisted by U.S. intelligence agencies, in cooperation with other nations’ intelligence services. For those approved, it generally takes 18 to 24 months to gain U.S. admission; • Refugees from Central America are, almost exclusively, women and children who are at risk of violence, sexual assault, and even death if they are returned to their home countries. They deserve compassion and a fair hearing. • The terrorist threat attributed to refugees is a cruel and distracting fiction, especially when viewed against the actual incidence of mass violence committed with chilling frequency – in schools, churches, shopping malls and other venues – against Americans by Americans. In the 14 years ending in October 2015, a period in which 784,000 refugees were resettled in the United States, there were exactly three arrests for planning terrorist activities (none of which occurred); • Since the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, the United States and the international community as a whole have recognized an obligation to assist refugees. For America to close its eyes – and its borders – to even painstakingly vetted refugees contravenes that international treaty. President Trump, of course, is authorized to assert the sovereign right of the U.S. to assure the integrity of America’s borders and the effective enforcement of the country’s immigration and asylum laws… However, blanket suspensions of visas and refugee admission would suggest guilt by association – targeted primarily at Muslims fleeing violence and oppression. AJC regards such actions, contrary to international perceptions of a compassionate America and reinforcing anti-Muslim stereotypes, as both unjust and unwarranted. As the full scope of the executive order became clearer in airports across the country, the AJC later told reporters, “We are outraged by the new US refugee policy, its draconian face. This is not the American way.” The Anti-Defamation League was similarly scathing. “History will look back on this order as a sad moment in American History – the time when the president turned his back on people fleeing for their lives,” said ADL executive director Jonathan Greenblatt. “This will effectively shut America’s doors to the most vulnerable people in the world who seek refuge from unspeakable pain and suffering.” “For the Sunni family whose son languishes in prison in Iran because of his faith, for the former Army translator in Iraq who has been threatened because of his service,

Ethnic Cleansing in Syria (tags)

A guide to who's who.

Philippines: Marcos burial forms part of pattern towards authoritarianism (tags)

Akbayan joins the rest of the country in denouncing the unilateral, treacherous burial of the dictator Marcos as a hero.

Video: How to Know if Your Country Is Heading Toward Despotism, 10 min (tags)

Nobody likes a despot — even despots know it. But actually identifying despotism can pose a certain difficulty — which despots also know, and they’d surely like to keep it that way. Hence Encyclopedia Britannica’s Despotism, a ten-minute Erpi Classroom Film on how a country slides into that eponymous state.

The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda (tags)

The New York Times' First Profile of Hitler: His Anti-Semitism Is Not as "Genuine or Violent" as It Sounds (1922) http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/the-new-york-times-first-profile-of-hilter.html —The New York Times published its first profile, and explained his demagoguery away. The article, titled "New Popular Idol Rises in Bavaria," begins with several alarming subheadings: "Hitler credited with extraordinary powers of swaying crowds to his will," "forms gray-shirted army... They obey orders implicitly," "Leader a reactionary," "Anti-Red and Anti-Semitic." It then goes on to undermine these charges.

To Defeat Trump … And the Democrats, Fight for Workers Revolution (tags)

After all the media hype, suddenly it turned out that Republican Donald Trump was elected. The racist, sexist, immigrant-bashing, woman-molesting Trump would be the next CEO of the United States and commander-in-chief of U.S. imperialism. In deep shock and disbelief, tens of millions asked, how could this happen? In Muslim, Latino, African American and immigrant families there was raw fear. Soon mass protests began, with many chanting “Not My President” (as if Democrat Clinton, a certified warmonger, would have been?). At the same time, racist incidents multiplied. It is urgently necessary to fight back, but the question is how? The answer depends on understanding what happened, and why. Trump certainly mobilized the hard-core racist vote, and better-off middle class voters. But what put him over the top was the vote of residents of dying small towns and white workers in the Rust Belt, who have seen their jobs destroyed and cities devastated. The fact is that with their economic policies, the Democrats pushed millions of workers into the arms of Trump. What is urgently needed is to break from the Democrats, Republicans and all capitalist parties and build a class-struggle workers party. Such a party would fight for a program of mass workers action against the deportations, for workers defense guards against racist attacks, and to oppose the imperialist war drive in a struggle leading to workers revolution.

Philippines: Duterte’s first 100 days (tags)

Greater than the sum of our fears

Hallmarks of f b i (tags)

The hallmarks of the fbi in our global village: unnecessarily and inhumanely created misfortune, suffering, disaster and death.

Bloody Duterte (tags)

This is your country, your people, not mine (tags)

See this and thousands of other posts by me, and thereby see what your country has become.

Generation Y Doesn't Fulfill Expectations (tags)

The revolution from Silicon Valley has shaken traditional American branches to the core.The Smartphone is more desirable than the car since the drive-in movie theater was replaced by Netflix. "The Facebook post may more important for self-esteem than the Italian vacation."

Iron Fist in Turkey (tags)

It’s enough to read just a few lines of the bourgeois press to get an idea of ​​what will happen after the failed coup of 15 July: “The iron fist of Erdogan after the failed coup in Turkey: I am ready to reinstate the death penalty. 8000 police officers were suspended, opponents were stripped naked and hog-tied. The European Union: If executions resume, Turkey will not enter Europe“(1).

Too big to fail (tags)

Your country is ruled by drugs.

FDR's First 100 Days (tags)

The Works Progress Administration created 651K miles of highway, 124K bridges, 8K parks and 125K public buildings including 41K schools. In the US of Amnesia, corporate subsidies are called public necessities and public welfare unnecessary Orwell warned us of this inversion of language.

Is this the world's most radical mayor? Ada Colau of Barcelano (tags)

Adfa Colau spent the first years of the new millennium embroiled in activism, protesting and campaigning against wars, poor housing and gentrification. While working for the PAH, she developed her distinctive style of speech, which rests on a sincere, if carefully crafted, populism.

Duterte offers cabinet posts to Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines (tags)

On Sunday (17 May 2016), Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president-elect, announced that his administration, which is due to take office on June 30, would restore capital punishment and issue shoot-to-kill orders to the police and military.

The Shortwave Report 05/20/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.

Philippines: The Duterte Phenomenon and out attitude towards it (tags)

Like it or not, Rodrigo Duterte has been leading the presidential polls in successive surveys.

Donald J. Trump is Pissing on America and About to Flush us into the Toilet! (tags)

Misogyny, Xenophobia, Narcissism, Bigotry, Fascism, Ignorance and Egotistical Arrogance are the only true assets Donald Trump has to bring to this country as President.

drugs: the new oil (tags)

Brining you to your knees.

Main Street media mind binders & assassins (tags)

See the reality of our world ruled by killers within our trusted government and media.

Liberated Political Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speaks Out (tags)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

IRVINE - In an unassuming classroom somewhere on the UCI campus, about 80 people, most of them students, gathered to hear the words of the recently-released Black Liberation Army prisoner Sekou Odinga, imprisoned for 33 years for his role in the 1979 emancipation of BLA soldier Assata Shakur.

Odinga is on tour speaking to students and community members, not only to tell his story, but also to encourage others to work to free US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war. This Wednesday's lecture was just one of a series that included colleges in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Barbara, as well a presentation to the community at the South Central Library on Saturday.

The presentation on Wednesday was preceded by a video about political prisoners from the Black Liberation Struggle, and then some words from a professor.

Then Odinga took the mic.

60 Years of Resistance to the German Army (tags)

Today more and more people say Without Us! The German army is filled with so much contradiction that we can be very hopeful we will become a country without an army. We should debate this today. Always saying yes accomplishes nothing.

Philippines: Bongbong Marcos is a false prophet of unity (tags)

Akbayan PartyList today countered Senator Bongbong Marcos’s calls to elect politicians who will push for unity, saying the ambitious scion of the dictator does not fit the quality he endorses.

US Judge Plans to End Argentina Debt Sanctions (tags)

US District Judge Thomas Griesa agreed to lift injunctions on Argentina that could pave the way to ending the country's decade-long debt dispute with "hold-out" hedge funds.

Bernie Sanders' Socialist America (tags)

Bernie believes there has been a corporate takeover of American democracy, and this is where he returns to the idea of political revolution. In nearly every speech he makes this clarion call, ...neither he nor any other politician can make the necessary changes alone.

Arbitration Courts: A Dirty Gold Rush (tags)

Pacific Rim, a Canadian gold mining company, is suing El Salvador for $301 million in lost profits. Salvadorians oppose the mining because of the likely contamination of their drinking water. Can a poor country prohibit its exploitation for the sake of the environment? Is a way of development forced?

Argentina Negotiates Debt Dispute with "Holdout" Hedge Funds (tags)

Argentina begins negotiations with groups that sued the country for more than $1 billion after it's 2001 default.

In the Logic of War (tags)

The so-called War on Terror after the attacks of September 2001 was a mistake. There are more terrorists than before. Europeans are now taking the same measures after November 13. Instead of determining and tackling the causes of terror, they use the terrorists as a pretext for open war.

Philippines: Climate Focus - Time to act is now on energy transformation (tags)

What could possibly be so urgent and life-threatening to drive leaders of people from a small and barely reachable island off the coast of Mindoro to leave their homes and travel 285 kilometers by land and sea over the period of five days just to reach Metro Manila? On November 27, a day before the biggest climate justice march in the country, they have reach the Presidential Palace.

A Plea For Support From Will B (tags)

HIP HOP Artist William Bannister, also known as Will B was arrested on April 14th, 2015 while participating in a protest against police killings and brutality in this country. He will be going to trial and he is asking for letters to be written in his support by anyone in the community who knows him and is aware of his amazing work. Will B is a great activist, artist, and a wonderful person I"m including his letter, and below it, a letter by Frank Dorrel supporting Will.

Philippines: Erap Estrada endorses leftist leader Neri Colmenares for senator (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – Former President now Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada on Wednesday, September 30, endorsed leftist congressman Neri Colmenares for Philippine senator in the 2016 elections.

Turkey: Class War against Capitalism! (tags)

On Saturday, October 10th, a terrible bombing attack struck the event organized by the “pro-Kurdish” HDP opposition party as a part of the election campaign

NATO to Deploy More Troops Near Russia's Borders (tags)

NATO

fbi/cia/USA aggravate Mexico's many problems (tags)

Here is my report on conditions in Mexico as I have seen first hand.

Threatening Jeremy Corbyn (tags)

Britain

Genocide in Yemen (tags)

Yemen

US Presidential Candidates Denigrate Muslims and Hugo Chavez (tags)

Trump and Sanders

Legacy of 9/11: Endless US Wars on Humanity (tags)

9/11

Israel's War on Refugees (tags)

Israel

Ukraine Declares Russia a Military Adversary (tags)

Ukraine

Maidan 2.0 Eerupting in Ukraine? (tags)

Ukraine

Witness Venezuela’s Elections This December-6, 2015 (tags)

This December, witness one of the most important elections in the history of Venezuela, and of the hemisphere. On December 6, the people of Venezuela will exercise their right to vote in elections for deputies to the country’s National Assembly.

Greece's SYRIZA Party Splits Ahead of Snap Elections (tags)

Greece

Donald Trump on the Issues (tags)

Trump

Obama and Putin to Address General Assembly in September (tags)

anti-war

USA EVIL & CORRUPTION BEYOND REPAIR (tags)

I present with my friend Barbara Hartwell a summary of evidence on the evil & corruption of the US government as shown in atrocities committed in its name by the fbi/cia.

Gorbachev Fears Nuclear War (tags)

anti-war

Assad Vows to Defend Syria's Homeland (tags)

Syria

Statement of Solidarity With the People and Government of Greece (tags)

The following statement is issued by various progressive individuals and organizations from many parts of the world, but mostly in Asia-Pacific. A copy of the statement has already been sent to Syriza's international department.

UN Declares Highest Humanitarian Emergency Level in Yemen (tags)

Yemen

Donald Trump: Billionaire Con Man, Presidential Aspirant (tags)

elections

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries (tags)

Fast Track, TTIP, TPP and TISA should be scrapped! Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO described the TTIP as "secret tribunals" where only "foreign investors" can sue. This article from The Guardian UK focuses on El Salvador. and Pacific Rim.

CBS Shills For War, Violence, Toxic Drugs, Animal Flesh, Lower Broadcast Standards (tags)

Billionaire Sumner Redstone and his nephew Les Moonves are ultimately responsible for the hawkish, fearmongering, violent programming shown on the CBS network.

The Shortwave Report 05/29/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Mission Creep in Syria (tags)

Syria

Devastated Nepal Daily Pays $600,000 on Debt (tags)

Nepal underwent another earthquake on May 12 amid recovery from the April 25 quake. It owes billions of dollars of debt to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and foreign lenders. Anti-poverty organization Jubilee USA Network states that debt relief would aid Nepal's recovery efforts.

Washington Blocks Security Council Action on Vital Yemeni Humanitarian Needs (tags)

Yemen

World Bank and IMF Announce $1.1 Billion in Debt Relief for Chad (tags)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank announced $1.1 billion in debt relief for Chad. The money comes through the IMF and World Bank's two major debt relief programs: the Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC) and the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI). Chad is the 36th country to receive HIPC relief and the first since 2012. Chad is the fourth-least developed country in the world. More than half its population lives in poverty.

Aftershocks Pummel Highly Indebted Nepal: Poor Country Spends 217 Million Annually on Debt (tags)

As Nepal experiences aftershocks from Saturday's earthquake, it may find relief in the IMF's Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, a fund that cancels the debt of poor countries in crisis.

US-Sponsored Slow-Motion Genocide in Yemen (tags)

Yemen

Obama's Dirty War on Yemen Murdering Civilians (tags)

Yemen

U-Sponsored Slow-Motion Genocide in Yemen (tags)

Yemen

Israel Joins Obama's War on Yemen (tags)

Yemen

US-Created Violence and Chaos in Yemen (tags)

Yemen

Hikikomori capitaliste (tags)

L'autisme social du capital...

Patrice Faubert (tags)

L'autisme social du capital...

BACKGROUNDER: The Palestinian Claim to a “Right of Return” (tags)

Do Palestinians who fled Israel in 1948, and their descendants, have a legal or moral right to return to their former homes in Israel?

Nemtsov Murdeer: Anti-Putin False Flag! (tags)

Putin

Tao Te Ching (tags)

The Tao Te Ching translation is by Derek Lin has survived millennia... it is the way of water

Obama: How Many Kids Did You Kill Today? (tags)

Obama

US-Led NATO: Humanity's Greatest Threat (tags)

NATO

NATO Delivering Arms to Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

United Nations Votes for Process to Create Global Bankruptcy Framework (tags)

UN Process Could Limit Default and Stop Predatory Funds

Farcical Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections (tags)

Ukraine

Argentina's Christina Fernandez de Kirshner's UN Address (tags)

predatory capitalism

Asian Socialism Conference in the Philippines (tags)

The Asian Socialism Conference will be held in Manila from November 28 to 29, 2014. The conference will be capped by the participation of guests and delegates to the November 30 rally in Manila to commemorate Bonifacio Day, a national hero who led the armed struggle in the revolution against Spain.

Despite growth in the Philippines, labor underscores systemic failure in rising inequality (tags)

Exclusive growth for exclusive group of wealthiest businessmen.

Obama Declares War on Syria (tags)

anti-war

Political Thriller Citizen Koch Premieres in Los Angeles (tags)

Citizen Koch director Carl Deal joined a political panel moderated by Lauren Steiner following Friday night’s theatrical premiere at the Sundance Sunset Cinema.

IMF Paper: Corporate Tax Avoidance Hurts Global Economy and Poor Countries (tags)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a staff paper noting that corporate tax avoidance negatively impacts all economies, but hurts developing countries the most. The IMF's release comes as the G20, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and United Nations bodies seek vehicles to diminish corporate tax avoidance.

Argentina Responds to Supreme Court with Debt Swap Plan (tags)

In reaction to an adverse Supreme Court ruling against Argentina, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that Argentina would offer new bonds to its creditors governed under Argentine law. The proposed debt swap would involve the 92% of the country's creditors that agreed to restructure in the wake of the country's 2001 default. While the debt swap proposes an alternative for the South American country to avoid paying hold-outs, it fails to reverse the global implications on debt markets, debt restructuring and financial stability.

Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup (tags)

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda

Supreme Court Justices Consider Hearing Argentina Hedge Fund Debt Case (tags)

US Supreme Court justices will decide next steps in the Argentina vs NML Capital debt case today. The case dates back to 2001 when Argentina defaulted on its debts and a group of predatory hedge funds purchased some debt for pennies on the dollar. The hedge fund NML Capital leads a group of hold-out creditors in suing the country for more than $1 billion. The case will set a precedent that will impact the functioning of the global financial system. Supreme Court justices will decide to formally hear the case or ask the US Justice Department to issue an opinion.

The Waltz-Salter-Rackauckas Cabal (tags)

In L60 at the Lamoreaux Justice Center nobody is safe from the criminal cabal that threatens the innocent of Orange County

Philippines: Inclusive growth under Aquino no longer possible (tags)

WITH only two years left in his term as he now enters his fourth year in office, President Aquino could now be described as either unwilling or unable to make the country’s much-hyped economic growth inclusive.

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.”

Dissent within after article, Profound Arrogance at UN. (tags)

Repost (correction). Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, the latter virtually seeing themselves as God when reinventing the UDHR to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights.

Dissent within after article, Profound Arrogance at UN. (tags)

Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, seeing themselves as God when reinventing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights.

Captain America 2 (tags)

Reflections on an irrelevant movie.

Video: Public Schools for Sale? (tags)

Preeminent education historian and public school advocate Diane Ravitch talks to Bill this week about the private sellout of public schools. The attack on public schools is an attack on democracy. Entrepreneurs see education as an industry, $500 billion yearly of taxpayer money.

BRICS: Support for Putin (tags)

Brazil, India, China and South Africa protested against Australia's proposal to exclude Putin from the upcoming G20 meeting. China was formally neutral in the vote on the Crimea resolution. India spoke of "legitimate Russian interests."

Putin on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Constructing "Venezuela" protests: a photo gallery (tags)

There is no flabby pretense of “objectivity” on the part of the international media when it comes to Venezuela. That country poses a stark threat to the hegemonic order, characterized these days by tame Latin American states, emerging from US-backed military dictatorships, now gamely accepting neoliberal economic policies like good little boys and girls.

Want to end poverty? Brazil's answer: Give people money (tags)

Though controversial, the government a decade ago decided that any family under the poverty line would be given enough money to put them over it. The transfers, which now go to 14 million people, has helped decrease income inequality in the country – incomes for the poorest are growing

NATO's propaganda outlet for progressives - The Guardian's board members (tags)

It is completely disingenuous for anyone to suggest that the Guardian reports on Edward Snowden's revelations are much more than a carefully managed propaganda exercise deployed in the internal power struggle of the US-Anglo elite about how best to manage their declining global power and influence. Likewise, it is absurd to suggest that the Guardian editors are implementing a "publish and be damned" policy, as Guardian writer Glenn Greenwald has suggested, when it is inconceivable that their editorial policy on publishing Edward Snowden's material will not have been closely coordinated on the basis of the Board's relations with colleagues in the British government, in British intelligence and in the US-Anglo corporate sector.

The Myth of Turkish Secularism (tags)

If Turkey is ever to be secular, it must allow the free exercise of all religions – including Islam – and guarantee the rights of the faithful to be free from harassment and compulsion.

Media lies while Syrians die: Media disinformation and the Syrian war (tags)

Months after the events took place, Pulitzer prize winning journalists and others are finally reporting about the lies and manipulations of the US government regarding the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria. Far from shining a light on the true situation in the country, however, these reports continue to avoid the underlying causes and explanations for what is happening in Syria, and the forces that are behind it. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the Syrian war coverage of the mainstream media is not its underlying bias—that was always to be expected—but how remarkably ineffective that coverage has been in convincing the public of the need for military intervention in the country. After nearly three years of relentless propaganda attempting to convince the public of the virtue of the terrorist insurgency and the incomparable evil of Assad, the seemingly inevitable march toward war in the wake of the Ghouta chemical weapons attack faltered after public opinion overwhelmingly came down on the side of non-interventionist policies. Perhaps reading public sentiment, many mainstream outlets even took to pointing out the media bias on the war and trying to retroactively position themselves against military intervention. This has to be credited to a remarkable, global, grassroots phenomenon of independent citizen media breaking through the layers of propaganda to provide true, cogent analysis of the situation on the ground in Syria.

South v North Korea: how do the two countries compare? (tags)

How big is North Korea's army compared to South Korea? What is the size of the economy, or the average life expectancy?

Philippines’ Foreign Debt Payments Dwarf Relief Aid After Typhoon Haiyan (tags)

More than a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the country has paid approximately $900 million in debt repayments—more than twice as much as it’s received in pledged aid from countries around the world to support the recovery effort.

On the passing of Comrade Nelson Mandela (tags)

Mandela has served as a symbol of strength and hope for South Africa and the world. As one of the leaders of the African National Congress (ANC), Mandela was at the forefront of the movement for national liberation for the black majority in South Africa. He was eventually detained by the apartheid regime for his participation in the national liberation movement and was imprisoned for 27 years. Despite such hardship, his dream of freedom for his people never ceased.

Washington's Dirty Game in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

the house of cards (tags)

the American Card Game

Unsafe at any speed - Irans nuclear ambitions (tags)

(original article on: http://concrete.blogsport.eu/2013/12/05/irans-nuclear-ambitions-unsafe-a... )

Philippines: Justice for Ka Norvict! (tags)

Akbayan Partylist condemns the cold-blooded murder of its fisherfolk leader Honorio “ Norvict” Baculao in Bohol. Ka Norvict, as he is fondly called by comrades in the civil society community and social movements, had just attended a municipal assembly of civil society groups and basic sectors in Getafe, Bohol on Tuesday when he was shot in the head by a lone gunman. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and comrades who are grieving his loss.

Israel Avoids Human Rights Scrutiny (tags)

Israel

The World War against the Poor (tags)

More and more money capital concentrates in the hands of the rich which they let `work for itself.' Every day $1.5 trillion circulates around the globe and changes hands. Only two to three percent of that is needed to handle the business with goods and services. The rest is speculative excess.

Iran Bashing (tags)

Iran

(Video) HOW TO PARALYZE A COUNTRY (tags)

(Video) HOW TO PARALYZE A COUNTRY

war ethic (tags)

So long as the United States is at war, their power is preserved, and now that they have attained empire the USA must expand the war or fall, for the arts of peace they know nothing and have never engaged in any employment higher than torture & war. Aristotle.

Increased rotational presence of US troops, decreased Philippine sovereignty (tags)

"Decreased sovereignty." This is how Akbayan Representative Walden Bello summed up the ongoing negotiations between the Philippine government and the United States to craft a framework for the increased rotational presence of American troops in the country.

Engineering Potential Disaster in Syria (tags)

Syria

Philippines: Another labor leader killed; second this month (tags)

BARELY two weeks after the death of Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin, the transport leader who was murdered by a paid assassin in Davao City, another local leader of NCTU-APL in Cotabato City was gunned down in a brazen daytime attack again, which makes a mockery of justice and underscores the reign of impunity in the country.

Filipino workers challenge to Aquino (tags)

Three years ago, President Aquino promised to substantially reduce poverty, create quality and secure jobs, and end the reign of impunity, among others. He promised “inclusive growth”. Workers have had enough of these broken promises.

Washington v. Edward Snowden Update (tags)

police state

Detroit’s Retired City Workers in the Crosshairs (tags)

With Detroit’s finances looking increasingly dire, the city’s creditors are beginning to face off with one another, each trying to minimize their losses. The city’s pension fund, which supports retired city workers, has found itself in direct conflict with a formidable opponent, the bondholders, individuals and institutions that gave the city money in order to enjoy the interest on the loan.

Israel popularity 2'nd from last of 197 nations - BBC poll (tags)

A new poll commissioned by the BBC was released this week, and it shows again that isra hell is ranked second from the bottom of 197 countries, is considered a danger to world peace, and is just about the world’s most negatively viewed country, and that it's support globally continues to evaporate.

How Obama and Al-Qaeda Became Syrian Bedfellows (tags)

For a president that is executing Bush’s “war on terror” against Al-Qaeda and “its affiliates,” it seems odd that President Obama has targeted the secular Syrian government for “regime change.”

Iraq Today: America's Imperial Legacy (tags)

Iraq

Honduras: State-Sponsored Death Squad Terror (tags)

police state

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.

Tariq Aziz: Victim of US Imperialism (tags)

imperialism

Another Side of Israel: The Impact of Tikkun Olam (tags)

A side of Israel we never hear about

When Theory and Reality Diverge (tags)

Politics forces crises and prevents their ending every day by holding to its ideological blinders. The state is not a private household and spending cuts always strike back on other actors of the economy. When theory and reality diverge, the theory is wrong, not the reality.

The film industry is the way? (tags)

If there was an indicator to measure the degree of sovereignty, autonomy and independence of a nation, the development of the local film industry would certainly have a great weight in it.

PHILIPPINES: Semirara mining disaster - A wake-up call on government to change course (tags)

A change in mining policy and use of coal in power generation must be taken into consideration when government agencies conduct their investigations on the mining disaster that took place off Semirara island in the province of Antique, the labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM - Labor Party) said in a statement.

Down with French military intervention in Mali! (tags)

Commencing on January 11, the French government launched a military intervention in Mali under the pretext of “saving” the country against an alleged imminent terrorist threat and in “response” to a request for aid by the “interim president” of the country. But for several months the present “socialist” government, in continuity with the previous Sarkozy government, has multiplied its diplomatic maneuvering, its pressuring on the Government of Mali and the material preparation of military forces to organize a military attack against insurgents in northern Mali .

Down with French military intervention in Mali! (tags)

Commencing on January 11, the French government launched a military intervention in Mali under the pretext of “saving” the country against an alleged imminent terrorist threat and in “response” to a request for aid by the “interim president” of the country. But for several months the present “socialist” government, in continuity with the previous Sarkozy government, has multiplied its diplomatic maneuvering, its pressuring on the Government of Mali and the material preparation of military forces to organize a military attack against insurgents in northern Mali .

Targeting Mali (tags)

anti-war

“France under jihadist threat”: French media promotes the war on Mali (tags)

“Military intervention by France and the other Western powers in Mali - under the guise of “defeating terrorism” - is a bridgehead for Western capital and corporations, not only into a resource-rich country, but into a large chunk of the entire African continent.”

Fire the U.S. Congress for Treason: How Many Blatant Favors for AIPAC? (tags)

How many times will U.S. elected Representatives of the U.S. House and Senate have to kiss Israel’s ass, and in how many ways, before “our” country will build a true national security team—that is one actually focused on U.S. security and not primarily on Israel’s? It is bad enough when Jewish-Americans politicians (with more substantive allegiance to Israel than the U.S.) like junior Senator Ben Cardin for Maryland, claiming his decision on whether Chuck Hagel will be a good Secretary of Defense resides on whether he is onboard with Israel’s/AIPAC’s agenda of having war with Israel’s enemy Iran (at least as backup force); or NY Senator Chuck Schumer equivocating about not “feeling” comfortable with voting for Hagel because of some of Hagel’s past attitudes; but even more so with suck-ups like Lindsey Graham giving about the best ass-kissing one could expect (to think some confederates once had some principle of pride and independence).

Western Media War on Syria (tags)

Syria

New York Times Supports Austerity Harshness (tags)

class wa

Crisis in Greece (tags)

In Greece, the functioning society was undermined until it finally collapsed. The crisis has destroyed the social state. A person becomes a kind of predatory wild animal in dramatic situations as now seen in Greece. He only sees himself and his own survival.

Brazil: Structural changes on the way (tags)

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

Obama’s War on Syria and Its Implications (tags)

The Obama administration has already declared war on Syria, even if it isn’t “official” yet. Consider the facts, all of them acts of war: The U.S. now recognizes a group of Syrian exiles to be the official government of Syria; the U.S. is providing direct support for rebels attacking the government; the U.S. has coordinated with NATO to place advanced missile systems — and 400 U.S. troops — on Syria’s border with Turkey; Obama has drawn a “red line” that, if Syria crosses, would result in U.S. direct military intervention. If any other country made similar moves toward the U.S., there would be no question that war had been declared.

Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs (tags)

It has become an entrenched trend: corporations approach government officials and demand tax breaks, threatening to abandon the city, state or country if the politicians are not forthcoming.

Obama Plans African Wars (tags)

anti-war

Venezuelans Vote Again (tags)

elections

In show of power, financiers impose will on Argentina’s Navy (tags)

Billionaire speculator buys bonds of indebted countries at pennies on the dollar and then uses every means possible to get them to pay him for the full value, regardless of the cost to those countries’ people.

Is the Philippines child-friendly? (tags)

Manila, Philippines – The ultimate test of determining the child-friendliness of the country is to ask the children themselves, this according to Anna Lindenfors, Country Director of Save the Children in the Philippines.

“IMF is dead, a walking dead” - FDC Philippines (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – As the first female chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited the country for the first time and met with Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III Friday morning, debt watchdog Freedom from Debt Coalition staged a protest near the Malacañan Palace, in solidarity with the peoples of the Eurozone.

Obama Nudges Syria Toward Regional War (tags)

Humanitarian catastrophes are surprisingly easy to predict. Take Syria for instance. Like Iraq, Syria has a complex mix of ethnicity and religion, with a long history of conflict. Enter the United States, who comes with guns and cash that it doles out to certain ethnic/religious groups, and not to others. The ensuing bloodbath is not a surprise, but a strategic plan to dismember the Syrian government.

Greece: Profile of a Failed State (tags)

Greece

2012 Presidential Election & Cal Props Results (tags)

All elections confirm the class struggle that has preceded them and the 2012 presidential general election confirms the fact that there has not been much class struggle in this country. There has been some effort to bring this backward country into the fold of civilization with the placing of a repeal of the California death penalty, Prop 34, on the ballot by the voters, but as of 5 a.m., 11/7/12, it has 47% of the vote. The presidential election, with the re-election of the latest fascist war criminal in the White House with a bare 50.3% of the vote is no mandate and this termed out president is now a lame duck president. The 2016 presidential election begins today.

Syria on the Boil (tags)

Syria

Mitt "47% Victims" Romney Reveals His Allegiance to Wealthy (tags)

Despite his attempts to appeal to the 100%, Mitt Romney spoke his mind and heart by showing disregard for the 47% of people whom HE (NOT US) considers to be victims who want to live on welfare for their natural lives. If anyone is promoting class warfare it is Mr. Romney himself by appealing to the wealthy elites who will fund his commercials.

The Executor (tags)

The economic crisis, the massive indebtedness of the country and Obama's election have radicalized politics and voters. Ryan's budget proposal was recently described as a fairy tale that would in no way stop the economic decline. Others call his plan a joke.

In Service to Power: A First Read of Michelle Obama's Speech (tags)

As the U.S. sinks further and further into economic decline, with 23 million people unemployed or underemployed and one report after another detailing the everyday sense of dread the average working class family faces with a declining standard of living, cuts to education and vital services for those most in need, the tightly controlled spectacle called the Democratic National Convention featured First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday, September 4th. The convention appeared little different than parties built on the personality cult of the Great Leader upon whom all aspirations are placed. There was little to distinguish the Democratic National Convention from the gross rubber stamp party congresses of the old Stalinist parties, with functionaries clapping in approval, on cue, for popular consumption.

Filipinos Farewell Comrade Jesse Robredo (tags)

Akbayan Party joins the Filipino people in mourning the passing of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo. The nation just lost a genuine servant of the people. His tragic death is a tremendous loss for our country’s campaign to reform the government.

Volunteer in Spain to work with children like orphanage and teaching (tags)

Volunteering work abroad adds vital experience to your resume and that itself is an edge over 1000 other people.

Washington's Total War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Climate Change and the Next U.S. Revolution (tags)

The U.S. heat wave is slowly shaking the foundations of American politics. It may take years for the deep rumble to evolve into an above ground, institution-shattering earthquake, but U.S. society has changed for good.

The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria (tags)

The U.S. media has made its intentions clear: the 'rebels' attacking Syria's government must have more support to advance Syria's "revolution.” This was the result of the much-hyped advance of Syria's rebels into the country’s two largest cities, which the western media portrayed as a defining moment in global democracy. But "journalists" like these have blood on their hands, with much more in the works.

Fidel Castro: Absolved by History! (tags)

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has been absolved by history, writes Nicolas Mottas on the 59th anniversary of the Moncada barracks attack.

The Unstoppable Dreamers (tags)

"Courage begets more courage. One sacrifice inspires another... instead of deciding it was advantageous to cave to anti-immigrant racists, Obama looked for a way to please a mobilized and dissatisfied Latino base. We have the DREAMers to thank.."

Hope in Chch rebuild, ethical human rights despite all attempts to crush human potential. (tags)

Despite all attempts to crush human potential, the purging of 'tall poppies', social class/socio-economic (wealth) discrimination, suppression of 'bottom-up' development hope still remains with the ethical human rights, development and globalization to replace neo liberalism and massive rebuild following tragic earthquakes.

Considering Your Religion (tags)

In a humanity with the reason to reflect, to confirm oneself with the truth and decide for the good.

On Philippine Foreign Policy (tags)

1) Needed: Firm but Deft Diplomacy, not War Games 2) Akbayan to Chinese government: Defuse standoff, pull vessels out of Scarborough shoal 3) Akbayan condemns North Korea’s planned rocket launch 4) Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) congratulates Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy

Philippine Labor party calls for removal of VAT on oil to reduce prices (tags)

One day after the transport protest against the unabated increases in oil prices, the Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) called on the administration of President Benigno Aquino III to remove the VAT on oil products as an immediate measure to reduce prices.

Is Happiness History? (tags)

Colin Quinn was performing his brilliant one man show "Long Story Short" (directed by Jerry Seinfeld) to a sold-out crowd. In addition to nonstop laughs on historical topics, the show offered profound insights. I was particularly intrigued by Colin’s observation that (the pursuit of) “happiness” is part of Declaration of Independence, yet “no other country has made it their policy to cheer people up.” How ironic, I thought.

Sign the Petition for Trayvon Martin: Arrest the Killer George Zimmerman (tags)

The horror of racism in this backward country is again front and center with the 2/26/12 killing of an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Florida, by an obviously criminally insane self-appointed vigilante, George Zimmerman, who has not yet been arrested for obvious murder, and the lack of notification of next of kin of Martin's death until his relatives filed a Missing Person Report. Please sign the petition to the district attorney, attorney general, police chief and Attorney General Eric Holder to have George Zimmerman arrested.

Economic Dictatorship (tags)

In the crisis, there was a paradigm based on the belief in unlimited economic growth on a planet with infinite resources. This paradigm identifies happiness with wealth, well-being with accumulation of material goods and progress with consumerism.

Where's OUR Religious Liberty? (tags)

The recent controversy over whether institutions owned by the Roman Catholic Church should be required to include birth control coverage in the health insurance they offer employees, the attempt in Virginia to require women seeking abortions to submit to medical rape, and the radical Right's reaction to the 9th Circuit appeals court ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional raises the question: why does it seem as if only bigoted Right-wing churches have "religious liberty" in this country? Why are America's officially tolerated spiritual belief systems seemingly limited to those of the Roman Catholics, Mormons and Southern Baptist Convention?

Egypt amidst bloody military repression, Islamist reaction and workers’ struggles (tags)

After the killings at the soccer match on February 1 at Port Said (74 deaths, mainly among supporters of the Al-Ahly club of Cairo), the “ultras”, supporters of the teams from the capital whom, throughout the events of last year had fought many times the forces of repression, have accused the SCAF of premeditated killing

THE 'FATHERIZATION' IN THE USA ELECTIONS (tags)

Ironies of a country that sees itself as being different, but which is actually equal.

Stieg Larsson's 'Dragon Tattoo' ... some disturbing truth about Sweden (tags)

Hollywood's 'The girl with the dragon tattoo' had its US opening December 20th. But Stieg Larsson was an investigative journalist with a degree of vision and social conscience few have, his novels portraying real-life aspects of 'the dark side of Sweden'.

Why the Establishment is Terrified of Ron Paul (tags)

It’s fascinating to watch the long knives coming out for Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, now that according to some mainstream polls he has become the front-running candidate in the Jan. 3 GOP caucus race in Iowa, and perhaps also in the first primary campaign in New Hampshire.

Occupy Riverside Challenges Indefinite Military Detention (tags)

Friday, December 23, 2011
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Occupy Riverside demonstrated at the offices of Ken Calvert and Barbara Boxer to protest their support of the latest effort to codify the police state.

Philippines: PLM Rejects Neoliberal Policies of the Government (tags)

PLM Campaigns for a Welfare State System

Occupation, Liberation, and Overcoming Contradictions Among the 99% (tags)

Which way forward for the Occupy movement and ideas on how to get there by embracing decolonization.

Better Instead of More (tags)

Economics could be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. Economics changes with the times. Once saving was the elixir and then spending was the elixir. Frank Rotering in "Needs and Limits" discusses "ecological overshoot."

PHILIPPINES: Akbayan calls people to enforce own hold departure order for Arroyo (tags)

Akbayan Party today called on the public to enforce their own hold departure order to prevent former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from "evading justice."

Anti-Imperial Voices (tags)

Libya

Halloween-inspired protest greets World Bank chief in Manila (tags)

Manila, Philippines – It was an early Halloween at the World Bank office here Thursday afternoon.

Report: The Indigenous Committee at Occupy LA (tags)

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

Libyans Resist NATO's Killing Machine (tags)

Libya

Philippines: Education underspending is not "straight path" (tags)

Statement of the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) on the 2012 Proposed Budget

Libya is free. And Guyane Fran?aise? (tags)

Pepper in the buttocks of others is refreshment.

Philippines Anti-Bases Movement: Time to Assert National Sovereignty Once Again (tags)

With pride as a people, we commemorate a historic national event this coming September 16, the rejection of the US military bases twenty years ago

Carving up the Libya Corpse for Profit (tags)

anti-war

Let's Have Better Product Labeling (tags)

Product labels for the globalized economy. We need labels that tell us more than the country of origin.

Libya: NATO's Latest Charnal House (tags)

anti-war

NATO Style Liberation (tags)

anti-war

THE BILL OF THE LIBYAN WAR (tags)

To understand what happened is enough not to give attention to the media.

Give Obama A Chance??? (tags)

This may seem like a comedic, tongue-in-cheek rant, but I'm very serious. It's the government that's become the sad, bad joke....

Akbayan and the Struggle for a New Philippines (tags)

(Speech at the Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo Awards Event, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington State, July 2, 2011.)

Is America Fascist? (tags)

Before we can determine if America has succumbed to fascism, we first must have a good definition and understanding of what fascism really is

PHILIPPINES: The Rough and Rugged Road toward Change (tags)

Akbayan Party?s Statement on the First Year of the Aquino Government

Protest Planned on Henry Waxman Office Friday July 1st, I NEED PEOPLE (tags)

Planned protest on Henry Waxman's office this Friday, July 1st, 2011 against Obama's unconstitutional and tyrannical kinetic actions in Libya. I need supporters, I cannot battle tyranny alone.

Breaching Gaza's Siege Update (tags)

Israeli state terror

The Obama Doctrine: Lawless Imperial Aggression (Part II) (tags)

imperialism

US Prepares Iraq Retreat (tags)

US military is paying bribes to Iraqi tribes not to attack its withdrawl.

Greece must deny to pay an odious debt (tags)

In times of harsh neoliberal austerity and limited national sovereingty, the denial to pay an odious and illegitimate debt is a moral, political and social need. (by Nicolas Mottas/American Chronicle)

Only 5% of Philippine coral reefs remain (tags)

Read this and weep: A marine scientist from the University of the Philippines has revealed that only 5 percent ?equivalent to just around 1,000 square kilometers?of the country?s total reef area remain in good condition in the face of the wanton destruction of our coral reefs by poachers.

WikiLeaks: India's tribes "exploited and abused" (tags)

American diplomats consider the Indian government "unwilling and unable" to "end the exploitation and victimisation" of the country's 84 million tribal people according to secret cables released by The Hindu newspaper.

Bin Laden: Justice or Revenge? (tags)

The recent killing of Osama bin Laden by a U.S. Navy SEAL team spells an end to a remarkably successful terror operation that, by mounting one effective attack on September 11, 2001, ratcheted up the level of terror and fear in the U.S.; provided public support for a long-standing radical-Right agenda to effectively eliminate the due-process rights of the U.S. Constitution and put Americans under continuous surveillance; gave the Bush administration the pretext to invade Afghanistan and Iraq (the Obama administration has upped the number of wars the U.S. is fighting against Muslim nations from two to three by participating in the so-called ?no-fly zone? in Libya); and in general undermined American security while also encouraging millions of people in the Muslim world to take up terrorism out of hatred against America. The climate of fear carefully created by the U.S. government and corporate media around bin Laden is too useful to the Right-wing corporate agenda for them to allow it to be dispelled simply because bin Laden is no more.

LEGITIMACY OR TERRORISM (tags)

The criminal believes that it is above the Law. The American government also.

USA NOW (tags)

Americans flirt with the destruction of his country and they will get what intend.

Thousands of militant workers march for higher pay in the Philippines (tags)

Manila, Philippines - Thousands of workers led by the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) and its allied organizations converged in key cities on Labor Day to reiterate their demand for better wages, improved economy, jobs, security of tenure for workers and an end to demolition of squatter shanties.

US Intervention in Syria (tags)

imperialism

Letter to Javier Sicilia from Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos (tags)

Today Subcomandante Marcos with the Zapatista Army of National Liberation wrote a letter to Mexican poet and journalist Javier Sicilia. In it he announces the participation of the Zapatistas and the Other Campaign in the mass mobilizations against the drug war that will take place throughout the country in early May.

"We will not abandon our committment to Social Security" (tags)

"This is my vision for America-a vision where we live within our means while still investing in our future; where everyone makes sacrifices but no one bears all the burden; where we provide a basic measure of security for our citizens and we provide rising opportunity for our children.."

The Philippine Government Has Failed to Address Poverty in its First Year in Office (tags)

The latest Social Weather Station (SWS) survey showing an increase in hunger is a major concern that must be taken seriously and not brushed off in a squabble over statistics. According to the March 4-7 poll 20.5% of respondents -- or an estimated 4.1 million families -- have gone hungry at least once in the past three months. This is up from the estimated 3.4 million families recorded in November 2010, i.e., almost one million extra families are going hungry today due to poverty. Along with the other examples of poverty and marginalization – such as the shocking deaths of up to 30 people in Palawan, including children, due to easily preventable ailments such as diarrhea – this demonstrates that the situation of the masses is deteriorating.

Suppressing Truth and Promoting War: A New York Times Tradition (tags)

media lies

PHILIPPINES: Our Failed Labor-Export Policy (tags)

The impacts of disasters occurring in other parts of the world, from Libya to Japan, have perhaps been communicated more drastically to the Philippines than to other countries. Whether it is the tragic trilogy of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear fallout in Japan or the civil war in Libya, external crises are swiftly transformed into internal crises for our country, as thousands of families are pushed into poverty and economic hardship when their breadwinners are dislocated and repatriated back to the Philippines, where jobs offering decent wages are scarce.

On the Anti-Cuts Protest in London, 500,000 Say No to the Coalition Government’s Arrogance (tags)

"We are told that the only way to reduce the deficit is to cut to public services. This is certainly not the case. There are alternatives, but the government chooses to ignore them, highlighting the fact that the cuts are based on ideology, not necessity."

March 19 Anti-War Protesters Target Obama (tags)

The annual anti-war demonstration sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice (SDCPJ) in mid-March had a markedly different tone this year from the actions in 2009 and 2010. Then the protesters and rally speakers had soft-pedaled criticism of President Obama, still holding out hope that he would fulfill his campaign promise to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and would come to realize that the war in Afghanistan — already America’s longest-lasting combat — was unwinnable and would withdraw there, too. Instead, Obama chose the eighth anniversary of former President George W. Bush’s attack on Iraq to launch U.S. air raids on Libya, thereby getting us involved in a third war against a Muslim country — and one young man at the rally summed up the attitude of most of the 300 people there by wearing a T-shirt with the famous Shepard Fairey image of Obama, and under it the words “War Criminal.”

Our Solidarity with the People of Japan (tags)

PHILIPPINES: The Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses, PLM) expresses its deepest concern and sends its condolences to all the families and victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the North-Eastern coast of Japan last Friday. Our thoughts are also with all our Japanese friends and comrades and we pledge our solidarity and support to them in these dark hours.

OBAMA IN BRAZIL - AMERICAN CAESAR WILL MAKE SPEECHES FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE TAX REPUBLIC OF (tags)

Good American is American far away.

Our Man in Pakistan (tags)

imperialism

WHO SAYS AMERICAN INDEPENDENT VOTERS R INTERESTED IN DESTROYING UNIONS & THEIR FAMILIES ? (tags)

& IRAN WANTS 2 CONTINUE PUNISHING our 2 FELLOW Innocent little American Backpack Hikers WITH PRISON TIME 2 PUNISH THESE SELFISH U.S. ELITE$ ??

Government Shutdown - Budget Crisis (tags)

Blackmail, by anyother name, is still blackmail Legal abdication of duties, Legal right to create own system of governance. Suggested mirror government of current duties. Maintain Private space until official offices are cleared. Use security forces to secure buildings.

Middle East Protests Continue for Unmet Demands (tags)

protests

Marcos would have turned Philippines into ‘another Singapore’ - Marcos Jr. (tags)

Just before the 24th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power uprising, the son and namesake of the late strongman ousted by that revolt on Tuesday said that the country would now be as successful as Singapore had former President Ferdinand Marcos not been removed from power.

States of Disunion (tags)

The following is an editorial written for the March 2011 issue of Zenger’s Newsmagazine before the uproar in Wisconsin over the bill introduced by that state’s governor, Scott Walker, which would essentially destroy public-sector unionism in that state and therefore likely be the final nail in the coffin of America’s labor movement as a whole. People — not just union workers directly affected by the proposal but others as well — have turned out in the streets and blockaded the state capitol, while “Tea Party” counter-protesters have been mobilized nationwide by talk radio and Fox News to come and support the governor. The Wisconsin protests have been compared to those that recently brought down Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak — though America’s corporate media have carefully avoided that analogy — but despite the uproar over Walker’s bill, America’s white working class has so far remained largely opposed to the progressive agenda and supportive of radical-Right attempts to destroy what’s left of America’s social safety net.

Aristide Gets Diplomatic Passport (tags)

Aristide

SADLY,GATES & BUFFETT ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH AMERICAN POOR CONCERING THEIR CARING HEARTS (tags)

BILL GATES & WARREN BUFFETT PLEASE STOP RUBBING OUR U.S. POOR'S NOSE IN YOUR INTERNATIONAL POVERTY INTERESTS USING OUR OWN COUNTRIES TAX FREE AMERICAN $$$$...

Live From the Egyptian Revolution (tags)

I grew up in Egypt. I spent half my life here. But Saturday, when my plane from JFK airport touched down in Cairo, I arrived in a different country than the one I had known all my life. This is not Hosni Mubarak’s Egypt anymore and, regardless of what happens, it will never be again.

PHILIPPINES: Reclaim EDSA II, punish Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (tags)

Saying that the fight to democratize Philippine society and realize systemic changes to ensure a pro-people government is far from over, EDSA 2 veterans led by former Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros on Thursday enjoined the public to “reclaim the spirit of Edsa” which she said was “hijacked” by the past administration.

Tunisia: Talking About A Revolution (tags)

Lina Ben Mhenni … is a Tunisian assistant lecturer in linguistics at Tunis University and a blogger. Lina is mainly blogging about freedom of speech, human rights (especially women’s rights and students’ rights), social problems, and organ donation awareness. She likes photography, reading, writing, watching movies. Lina is also an athlete but within a special team: The Tunisian National Organ Transplant Team.

Turmoil in Lebanon (tags)

Lebanon crisis

Does Money Buy Happiness? (tags)

A new article in Science Daily says money does not by happiness.

Tunisia: The First WikiLeaks Revolution? (tags)

Tunisians didn't need any more reasons to protest when they took to the streets these past weeks -- food prices were rising, corruption was rampant, and unemployment was staggering.

Orange County Heroes Reach Out to Homeless (tags)

The Orange County's homeless population is hungry and in need of shelter. While some heroes help, why isn't everyone?

Haiti's Elections: Illegitimately Recounting Fraud (tags)

legitimizing fraud

Beware of Wikileaks: Or at least those leaks chosen by western “imperialist press" (tags)

"What is interesting here is the suggestion that the remarks are deep and valuable due to the author’s so-called ‘knowledge’ of the Euro-Asian mafia. The inclusion of Belarus in this ‘leak’ is particularly puzzling. Belarus has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has been continuously re-elected since 1994, due to his progressive social policies and no one denies his obvious popularity. Yet he is consistently slandered as a ‘dictator’. While Belarus does have close connections with Russia, relations between the two countries have soured recently over energy disputes, geopolitical differences and Belarus’s refusal to pursue free-market policies. Belarus and Alexander Lukashenko in particular, has been indefatigably demonised in the international press for his refusal to privatise the Belarusian economy, opening up publicly owned industries to international, finance capital mafia. President Lukashenko’s refusal to indebt his country through IMF loans together with the robust performance of the Belarusian economy since the outbreak of the global economic crisis, have won the Belarusian leader the praise and close friendship of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who has described Belarus as model socialist economy. Yet Wikileaks considers a flippant and mendacious comment by a Spanish prosecutor to be ‘deep and valuable’? Here we can see ideology masquerading as objective truth. A flippant opinion by a Spanish prosecutor is considered ‘deep and valuable’ because he should know such things. The Wikileak is in reality not a revelation at all. It is simply the publication of a highly dubious statement with an ideological assumption appended. Here the Wikileak serves to bolster the negative view of the country engineered by the acolytes of the corporate media to demonise a respectable socialist democracy. Far from undermining US imperialism, this Wikileaks ‘revelation’ slanders a law-abiding country by associating it with criminality and terrorism."

Desperate to stop the "truth telling" (tags)

"The imperialists of the world are desperate to stop the "truth telling" of wikileaks. To do so they have thrown away the cover of respect of "freedom of speech" in particular and "support of democratic principals" in general. They are naked now in their hatred of democracy. Organize, resist, do all that you can to protect these true heros from attack. Most importantly, aid them in their efforts to reveal the truths that just may "set us free."

Imperial America's End Time (tags)

not imminent but coming

Statement on Anniversary of Maguindanao Massacre (tags)

The Philippine Government's weak adherence to human rights reinforces warlords' culture of impunity

STOP THE SENSELESS KILLINGS OF CHURCH PEOPLE, JUSTICE TO THE VICTIMS OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL KIL (tags)

“With all boldness, as always so now also, Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain”. (Philippians 1. 20-21) We, bishops, priests and faithful of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, are once again pained as two of our lay leaders became victims of the spate of senseless killings in the country. Our hearts bleed as we remember in prayers our brothers Benjamin Bayles and Jovelito Agustin, who were both killed for standing firmly for the cause of justice and peace in our land.

A courageous radical human rights agenda (tags)

The New Zealand government's response to the Christchurch earthquake was to assumed greater executive power to help the victims - necessary, in part, due to deficiencies in human rights law the same deficiencies which created a major tragedy at the bottom of the social scale over past 20 yrs.

UK: SAVE THE SINGER GAMU NHENGU FROM BEING DEPORTED BACK TO ZIMBABWE (tags)

Gamu Nhengu, an 18-year-old promising singer from Zimbabwe who took part in this year’s edition of “X Factor” is in danger of being deported back to her home country. If she were to be deported back to Zimbabwe with her mother she would find herself in a society where women are discriminated against and humiliated – even more so, seeing that Gamu is young, pretty and by now famous.

CALLING ALL INTERNATIONAL WORLD DIPLOMATS 2 THE RESCUE OF AMERICA & IRANS CIVILITY !!! (tags)

BOTH IRANS CITIZENS & U.S. CITIZENS DESERVE BETTER THEN OUR POLITICAL LEADERS ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING 4 PEACE !

BILL GATES & WARREN BUFFETT ARE OILING THE INTERNATIONAL POOR$ $QUEAKY WHEEL NOT AMERICA$ (tags)

THEY PRETEND FOR THEIR FAMILY & FRIENDS TO CARE DEARLY ABOUT THEIR FELLOW MAN OTHER THEN THEIR FELLOW NEEDY AMERICANS.... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Anger as the Ship Goes Down (tags)

Obama's proposed banking reforms are likely to face insurmountable opposition from Congress, where lobby interests have become all-powerful. Worse still, writes George Blecher, the proposals themselves don't go far enough.

Iran to Release US Hiker on $500,000 Bail (tags)

(Sept. 12) -- A senior Iranian prosecutor today announced that the country is preparing to release jailed U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd on bail, according to state-run media.

Mexico Bleeds: Free Media Against the Invisible Tyranny (tags)

We write to on behalf of the Ke Huelga, a free radio project in Mexico City which started in 1999 during a student strike. After 11 years of existence, we face a difficult situation because of interferences and government threats. This is why we have launched a campaign to inform and denounce about the actions against us. As a first step, we produced the text "Mexico bleeds". We invite you to read it and diffuse it.

USSA Stays Strong (tags)

The United States Student Association (USSA), representing more than 4 million students nationwide has opposed Congress' legislative tying together of educational funding and the funding of war. Their own 63rd Congress convenes at UCLA July 15-20. Call for interviews.

Sri Lanka Crushing of the Tigers, A Lesson for Noynoy Aquino III? (tags)

If the Aquino administration is to deliver on its promise to crush the decades-long insurgencies in the Philippines by 2013, it might be worthwhile to study Sri Lanka’s success in defeating terrorism. On July 3, newly appointed military Chief of Staff Ricardo David Jr. said the Aquino government hopes to crush the communist New People’s Army and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front by 2013. Three years may appear overly ambitious given the experience of former President Gloria Arroyo in 2006, when her government vowed—but failed—to end the twin insurgencies before her term ended on June 30.

Benigno S. "Noynoy" Aquino III: The new face of counterrevolution (tags)

The PESANTE BULETIN learned today through the ANG BAYAN, the official newsletter of the revolutionary movement in the Philippines published in the internet that last July 7, 2010 said that " Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III is the new face of counterrevolution. Formally installed on June 30 as the new head of the puppet reactionary government. He is now the main advocate of US imperialist rule and that of the local big comprador bourgeoisie, bureaucrat capitalists and landlords. On his shoulders rests the main responsibility of continuing the administration of the bankrupt semicolonial and semifeudal system, consolidating and running its state and suppressing any challenge to puppet reactionary power." The revolutionary newspaper also said that :' Just as US imperialism and the local ruling classes expected of him, Aquino focused his first few days on consolidating the puppet army. Aquino is well aware that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is the main pillar of reactionary rule in the Philippines.

Haiti Earthquake: Capitalism, Occupation and Revolution (tags)

The earthquake that wrecked the capital of Haiti and surrounding areas on January 12 produced human tragedy of almost unfathomable proportions. It has been termed “the most destructive natural disaster in modern times.” Five months later, Haiti is no longer in the headlines or on the nightly TV news, but for the hard-hit Haitian population the scene has hardly changed. Now a new disaster is in the making as the hurricane season begins. This was a calamity made by capitalism: the earthquake was predictable and was predicted; the inferior construction methods are the result of Haiti’s poverty, and the swollen slums were the result of U.S. policies that have destroyed Haitian agriculture, forcing peasants off the land. On top of everything, Haiti is under imperialist occupation: Washington makes sure it has ultimate control of the strategically placed island, as it has throughout the Cold War and since. Haiti's devastation is not the result of “natural” causes or even “neo-liberal” policies – it is the product of the oppression of this semi-colonial country by the imperial masters ever since black slaves rose up to abolish slavery and throw out the colonialists two centuries ago. No new “economic model” can resolve this: what’s required is a new Haitian Revolution, a workers revolution overthrowing capitalism throughout the Caribbean and extending into the heart of imperialism.

US Congress Hopelessly Corrupt (tags)

The congress and the courts of the United States allow the fbi/cia assassins to run murderously wild around the world; such abomination from the most powerful group of thugs ever to be in power in this country demands attention.

AF3IRM Calls for Justice for Killed/Wounded Freedom Flotilla Activists, People of Gaza (tags)

AF3IRM, formerly known as GABNet, condemns the Israeli military attack on the Freedom Flotilla on May 30, 2010.

Napolitano in Claremont (tags)

Sunday, May 16, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - The arrival of Homeland Security Secretary (and former Governor of Arizona) Janet Napolitano to this community at the far east end of Los Angeles county propelled a march and rally of about 300 people in denunciation of the policies of immigration agencies, which fall under her purview.
Leer este artículo en español: Napolitano en Claremont

In the Streets for Human Rights: A People Without Borders (tags)

The recent immigrant rights demonstration in San Diego May 1 was inspiring, but a real solution to the immigration question will come only when we can disenthrall the American people from hateful corporate propaganda that pits disadvantaged groups against each other and convinces millions of Americans that their economic and social problems are caused by people below them, not people above. So-called “illegal” immigrants are just another in the long line of scapegoats corporate and Right-wing propagandists invoke to keep people confused and lead them to challenge each other instead of their corporate overlords.

Iraq Today: Afflicted by Violence, Devastation, Corruption, anDevastation, and Desperation (tags)

Think Iraq and imagine an image of hell

Imelda Marcos bids for seat as Philippine race begins (tags)

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has launched her campaign for a seat in parliament, as the country's congressional race formally began.

“Rethink Afghanistan” Screens in San Diego (tags)

The Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest recently screened Robert Greenwald’s hard-hitting 2009 documentary “Rethink Afghanistan,” which meticulously lists all the reasons given for the U.S.’s continuing and escalating military involvement in Afghanistan — from the alleged need to deny al-Qaeda “sanctuary” in the country to the supposed “liberation” of Afghan women — and demolishes them all. The March 18 screening was followed by a talk-back session with three members of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace, who talked about their own experiences in Korea and Viet Nam and the similarities between how those wars were justified and sold to the American people and the current campaign to legitimize our Afghan campaign.

ALL OPTIONS FOR GMA TO HOLD ON POWER IN PLACE (tags)

The Los Angeles based Pesante News learned today through news sources that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's declaration placing the whole island of Mindanao under a "state of calamity" and the recent Supreme Court decision allowing GMA to appoint the next Chief Justice are but only two among the many measures that prepare the stage for the US-Arroyo regime's continued hold on power. According to NDF-Mindanao spokesperson Jorge Madlos, in scrutiny with regard to the need, legal basis and motive of placing Mindanao under a "state of calamity" and on the timing and legality of the Supreme Court ruling should be viewed in the context of a regime that is insatiable in perpetuating itself in power. The National Democratic Front in Mindanao (NDF-Mindanao) holds that there is an abundance of reason to believe that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo does not intend to relinquish the power she has mustered by way of deceit, bribery, impunity, and militarism over the last nine years. Come hell or high water, she is hell-bent to stay in power, and, like puzzle pieces falling into its proper place, all indication point to this.

NDF-Southern Mindanao on the GRP elections: no illusions (tags)

The EPCC NEWS sources learned today that the general elections under the reactionary Government of the Republic of the Philippines has kicked off with the usual circus that holds sway among the populace and feeds on their decades-old aspiration for true change in Philippine society. The National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao states its position on the reactionary GRP elections: That the Filipino masses should bear no illusion that the elections will bring about thoroughgoing change in our semi-feudal and semi-colonial society, and that only the People's Democratic Revolution is our way to genuine liberation and national development.

The U.S. is the Country of the Tonton Macoutes (tags)

It was proven that those that had nothing could have less on Tuesday January 12th.The earthquake in Haiti devastated the little reconstruction that was done by the U.N. forces which are still controlled by the regional power with global intentions: Brazil.

A soldier’s journey (tags)

As we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the first people power revolution, a historical event which saw the collective power of the Filipino people, permit me to share with you the reflections of a military man, a member of the uniformed service whose institution has been seen more as the enemy of the people, a source of corruption and a protector of a privileged few instead of being the defender of the people. Let me share some of my thoughts on this significant event which inspired me and has led me to a journey of arduous yet just and necessary struggles; a journey marked by persecution and incarceration.

Terrorist Joe Stack (1956-2010) (tags)

Right wing extremist Joe Stack finally gets fed up with Republicanism and Capitalist extremism and decides to take a few out with him.

DOES OUR U.S.CONGRESS REMEMBER A WEALTHY ELITE AMERICAN MURDERER NAMED JOHN E. DUPONT ??? (tags)

.HOW OUR U.S.SUPREME COURT AND U.S.CONGRESS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH ALLOWING WEALTHY AMERICANS WHO MURDER TO NOT BE GIVEN A DEATH PENALTY SENTENCE LIKE ALL OUR POOR AMERICANS RECEIVE IS .....???

JOHN E.DUPONT MIGHT HAVE A FEW WORDS FOR TROY DAVIS & MUMIA ABU-JAMAL ON U.S.DEATH PENALTY (tags)

SINCE OUR 5 CONSERVATIVE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES HAVE TAKEN IT UPON THEMSELVES TO RECENTLY APPROVE OF FUTURE UNLIMITED MONIES NOW BEING ABLE TO BE USED IN AMERICAN ELECTIONS,WE PLEAD WITH THE VATICAN TO PLEASE HELP FINANCE $$$ FOR FUTURE POLITICAL CANIDATES WHO WILL HELP CORRECT OUR SELECTIVE DEATH PENALTY HORROR THAT ONLY IS BEING INFLICTED ON OUR POOR AMERICANS ....

DEATH PENALTY IN AMERICA WAS ONLY DESIGNED 2 EXECUTE POOR & U.S. SUPREME COURT KNOWS IT~ (tags)

SCARY HOW THIS U.S.SUPREME COURT IS WELL AWARE OF THE EASE OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS CONTINUING IN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND REALLY SHOW NO APPARENT SINCERE INTEREST OF CONCERN ???

PHILIPPINES: Palace happy Villar is not hitting Arroyo (tags)

MANILA, Philippines—The rumored “hidden candidate” of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) got a boost Tuesday from Malacañang.

Focus on Haiti: Washington's Militarized Takeover (tags)

Washington plans exploitation, not humanitarian aid

More Than One (tags)

The recent elections in Massachusetts deciding the Class 1 Senate seat earned by Republican Senator Elect Scott Brown displayed holes in the Democratic Party's current strategy for winning public support. Perhaps the biggest and most obvious hole was that there didn't seem to be much of a strategy at all. After seeing how the New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts elections were handled one had to wonder if they truly cared. It seemed the plan was one to two weeks before an election go in and "what the heck - we may even win."

Filipino Bishop notes ‘ominous’ signs for May 10 Presidential polls (tags)

With the imported counting machines have been arriving in trickles, government websites have been hacked with relative ease, and the crucial task of educating the voters seems to have fallen on the shoulders—and gyrating hips—of the Sex Bomb Dancers. EPCC NEWS learned today that an outspoken Filipino leader of the Catholic Church cited these observations as “ominous” signs that the country’s first automated elections in May may be headed for disaster.

Arroyo's Plan to Consolidate Power (tags)

We condemn the US-Arroyo regime's devious declaration to dismantle "private armies" in the country when in truth this only aims to strengthen loyal private armies which it can benefit from and to dismantle those of the opposition's, thus consolidating its hold on power and giving itself greater leverage in the coming national elections. The most notorious of private armies in Mindanao are those which delivered, through terrorism, the much needed votes in the last two national elections, which won Arroyo a six-year term. The biggest of which is that of the Ampatuan warlord.

WHOSE COUNTRY IS IT ANYWAY? (tags)

After 11 years of peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the two sides were close to a deal known as the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain. This was essentially an agreement that would have granted points of autonomy to the Moro people in Mindanao and the Southern Philippines. Just before the signing, the government stopped the negotiations on Sept. 3 and plunged into attack mode. They launched joint police-military offensives against the MILF and civilians. Since then, more than 500,000 people, mostly women and children, have been forced to abandon homes and thrown into refugee camps. Now, one-third of the Philippines is on the verge of erupting into open warfare. I'm not talking about your garden variety guerilla skirmishes here and there. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front and their allies have proven capable of launching conventional maneuvers into the theater in the past. Add to that milieu the very vibrant Communist led New People's Army Southern Command and of course the reactionary group Abu Sayyaf - then you have a situation that could explode into a conflict that could rival the Balkans in the 90's.

ABSOLUTE FEAR (tags)

The cop out of Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 84 Judge Luisito Cortez from the multiple murder case against suspected massacre artist Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. mirrors the desperate state of the justice system in which arbiters of law on whom the people rely for justice, are either cowed by criminals or syndicates or are easily bought off. The courts have been embroiled in many other situations that cast a cloud on the reputations of most judges in the country, including the recent tussle about big business bribery where, as opposed to the Ampatuan case, judges are on each other’s neck to have the case assigned to them. The judiciary, nevertheless, is rich with stories of exemplary judges, and there are many who would defy all odds just to uphold the rule of law. A handful has been killed in recent years by those whom the judges had passed their verdict.

THE WAR OF THE CLIMATE (tags)

Ecological American soldier is American soldier going for the war on foot.

Raging for 16 Days and Renewing Our Commitment to 365 Days of Activism (tags)

AF3IRM/GABNet/Mariposa Alliance Statement on Human Rights Day:

Obamathink on Afghanistan: Escalate to Exit (tags)

Obama's plan for permanent war

Filipino Workers Condemn Maguindanao Massacre (tags)

APL dares gov’t to severely punish brains, perpetrators of Maguindanao massacre

Enough is Enough (tags)

Enough is Enough

One man and his donkey bring down the US empire (tags)

With a little help from US corporations

Poor Nations Offer Paid Sick Leave; Why Can’t U.S. Workers Receive It? (tags)

This great essay by Kelber says that almost every single country out there supports new mothers and sick workers, except the United States of America. Poor countries are doing better by their workers than our country is. This is PATHETIC.

Alex Sanchez Denied Bail (tags)

Alex Sanchez, Peacemaker and Homies Unidos co-founder, denied bail on Mon 10/19/09

Chavez’s Lines: ¡¡Viva El Che!! (tags)

"As I write today Saturday, in the early hours of the morning I receive fresh news about the evolution of the crisis: “According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the economic crisis pushed 61 million people into unemployment in 2009, and the world there are now 241 million unemployed workers, the largest number of unemployed persons in history.” (IAR Noticias) “It is expected that the number of poor people [in the U.S.], will grow to 90 million by 2010, while at least 59 million will join the ranks of the unemployed, as stated by the Central Bank president Robert Zoellick.” (IPS) There's nothing coincidental that Venezuela is one of four countries in the world that advanced four positions in terms of Human Development Index according to the United Nations Human Development Report 2009. And it is no coincidence that, according to the report, we are the country with the best distribution of income across Our America, that is, with the best rate, to use Bolivar’s term, of established and practiced equality."

THE NEW LATIN AMERICA FOR NOAM CHOMSKY (tags)

Interview of Noam Chomsky

THE CRISIS IN HONDURAS AND THE BRAZILIAN PRESS (tags)

Brazilian journalists are legitimating the coup d'état in Honduras.

Declaration about the Situation in Honduras by ALBA Member Countries in the OAS (tags)

"We add our voice to the regional, national, and world organisations and institutions that have expressed their rejection of these barbaric acts that the coup leaders and supporters have committed in Honduras. We demand an end to the repression, a definite suspension of the curfew, respect of the inviolability of the Brazilian diplomatic headquarters, and the immediate and unconditional restitution of President Zelaya to his functions as Constitutional and Democratic President of Honduras."

What Some US Reporters Don't Get About Brazil and the Honduras Crisis (tags)

"The international community demands that Mr Zelaya immediately return to the presidency of his country and must be alert to ensure the inviolability of Brazil's diplomatic mission in the capital of Honduras." The United Nations isn't likely to ignore Lula's plea. As a body, it owes Brazil heavily for its leadership of UN Peacekeeping forces in Haiti, and also for its unique role as a respected organizer and spokes-country of "developing world" states as a force for global social and economic justice. Wealthier nations, meanwhile, from the US to China to Europe, are greatly dependent (or would like to be more so) on the gigantic consumer market that is Brazil. In eight short years, Lula has greatly risen Brazil's status and respect across the globe by playing these factors upon each other very shrewdly."

Seven Million Hondurans Under House Arrest as Micheletti Writes of "Democracy" (tags)

"This has caused a generalized phenomenon throughout the metropolitan area: People have come en masse out of their homes, chased the police out of many of those neighborhoods, and erected barricades to keep them out. They are now organizing to maintain those barricades. The coup regime thus, overnight, has lost any semblance of control of considerable tracts of urban Honduras."

Filipino workers say "Never Again" (tags)

Workers belonging to the Coalition Against Contractualization (KONTRA) today marched to Mendiola to mark the anniversary of the signing of Proclamation 1081 that imposed Martial Law 37 years ago and to reaffirm their vows to never again let the country slip into darkness.

Contact CNN and tell them to Stop Lying (tags)

"Contact CNN and tell them to Stop Lying, Please fess up to the fact: President Zelaya has not asked to be given the opportunity to have an additional term as president."

The President Has Returned: All Hell Breaks Loose in Honduras! (tags)

"This is a textbook example of what we've referred to before as "dilemma actions." It puts the coup regime on the horns of a dilemma, in which it has no good options. It can leave Zelaya to put together his government again from the Brazilian embassy with the active support of so many sectors of Honduran civil society, or it can try to arrest the President, provoking a nonviolent insurrection from the people of the kind that has toppled many a regime throughout history. Minute by minute, hour by hour, and, soon, day by day, the coup regime is losing its grip. At some point it will have to choose either to unleash a terrible violent wave of state terrorism upon the country's own people - which will provoke all out insurrection in response (guaranteed by Article 3 of the Honduran Constitution) - or Micheletti and his Simian Council can start packing their bags and seeking asylum someplace like Panama. Meanwhile, the people are coming down from the hills to meet their elected president. This, kind readers, is immediate history."

Who Should Hold the Power? (tags)

The Supreme Court decision on September 18th reversing spending limit legislation was a great step forward for corporations. They have been restricted from investing from their general funds in political campaigns. This means they now can contribute hundreds of millions per company to whichever candidate, party or campaign they wish. They once bore the shackles damning them to relatively level footing with normal citizens, but no more.

Money talks in U.S. policy toward Honduran putsch regime (tags)

"So, in effect, since the earliest days of the coup regime in Honduras, the U.S. has done little more than repackage and rebroadcast the same aid cuts to appease the media and to compliment its rhetorical position of being against the coup. But behind the scenes, the economic effect of the aid cuts has been little more than symbolic posturing." "Henry Kissinger was brutally honest about the U.S. diplomatic reality in Latin America, when commenting decades ago on the government of democratically elected President Salvador Allende of Chile — who was overthrown in a 1973 U.S.-backed coup that led to Allende’s assassination and a subsequent reign of terror by the dictator General Augusto Pinochet. I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves." Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon Under Secretary of State Clinton, that fundamentally anti-democratic foreign policy appears to continue to be the status quo for Latin America — absent a much more hands-on effort to change that course by the president of the United States.

Blase Bonpane Denounces U.S. Support of Honduran Coup (tags)

Blase Bonpane, who's been fighing the good fight against U.S. militarism and imperialism for over 40 years, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego September 8 and said the recent coup in Honduras couldn't have happened without the approval of the U.S. government and corporations. He reviewed America's long history of direct intervention in Latin America in general and Honduras in particular, and said the U.S. backed the Honduran coup now as an attack on the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), organized by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez as a network of Latin American countries with Leftist governments who want to be out from under the thumb of oligarchs, corporate elites, international bankers and local militaries trained at the infamous School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia.

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.

U.S. Still Supports the Coup! (tags)

"Agency bankrolling “good governance” programs to ensure the “rule of law in the country” The taxpayer-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation has continued to move millions of dollars into Honduras since the June 28 coup d'état, but it is not alone, Narco News has now confirmed. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is slated to provide Honduras with nearly $47 million in funding in fiscal 2009, which ends Sept. 30, 2009. Nearly all of that money (some $43 million) is scheduled to be delivered as previously planned to Honduras — which is now under the leadership of a putsch regime that President Obama has already described as “not legal.”

US nuclear-powered carrier entry to Manila violates Philippine Constitution (tags)

US nuclear-powered carrier entry to Manila violates ASEAN Treaty The following manifestation was made by Rep. Walden Bello of the Party-list Akbayan! on the floor of the House of Representatives of the Philippines on August 13, 2009. It was prepared by Herbert Docena of Focus on the Global South.

Honduras Coup Dictator Micheletti Calls Out the Geezer Patrol or "a country for old m (tags)

"At the celebration a group of war veterans attended from Honduras’ 1957 conflict with Nicaragua and with El Salvador in 1969… “I don’t know if the war veterans want to consider me part of them because I – here is the proof, dated August 4, 1969, that shows that I participated in the defense of the sovereignty of our country, here it is, nobody can deny it, and we will do the same as long as we are alive,” said President Micheletti…"

These are the Coup Leaders, They Will be Judged! (tags)

Their pictures at: http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/kristin-bricker/2009/07/these-are-coup-leaders-they-will-be-judged

Coup regime in Honduras seeks to close media that report it’s activities (tags)

"This morning’s televised threat by coup General Romeo Vásquez Velásquez to “go after them” – the leaders of the civil resistance to the coup – also included broadcasters and journalists. Radio Globo, after its first shutdown at the hands of military soldiers, won a court order to reopen and has broadcasted constantly since June 29. If not for its news team and conductors and the thousands of calls they have received live on the air from Honduran citizens, the nationwide public would not know the real facts about what has been happening to their country."

FLA Congressman first to visit Coup Govt in H (tags)

more about the florida republicans drug connections in honduras at miami indy media

For the Iranian workers, only one solution: the class struggle ! (tags)

The brutal repression of street demonstrations that have hit Tehran and the larger cities shows the determination of the Iranian government's Ahmadinejad not to tolerate any questioning of his political power. Accused of electoral fraud, the supporters of Ayatollah Khamenei and the outgoing president have responded with arrests, beatings and shootings; the police, the Pasdaran, and Basji volunteers headed by the Pasdaran are the instruments of the current repression.

These are the coup leaders (tags)

"1. All of these people used their positions to plot, cause, or finance the breakdown of constitutional order with the kidnapping and extradition of President Zelaya, which culminated in the coup.??2. They are directly responsible for the deaths, injuries, imprisonment, and the unease imposed upon Honduran society; they have destroyed democracy and ruined Honduras' image nationally and internationally.??3. The coup leaders reactivated the anti-terrorist and anti-communist organization called the Alliance for Honduras' Progress (APROH), which operated in the 1980s. Their greed and lack of culture prevented them from understanding that the people are free to choose the political and ideological system that will offer them security and well-being."

Peaceful Blockades vs. Coup Paralyze Honduras (tags)

"Support the Honduran people in this important struggle to beat back the coup. Obama is sure not going to do it. "

New Book Calls for Fundamental Political and Social Revolution in the United States (tags)

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It’s Still a Military Coup in Honduras (tags)

"We’ve already praised the singular work of TeleSur, and also of the courageous Hondurans who have broken the information blockade from below, filming coup abuses and the massive protests against them on their cell phones and uploading important videos to YouTube. And we’ve cheered as many corporate media organizations have become dependent on those reports-from-below in their own coverage. I’d like to add another media that deserves such recognition: Few have done the heavy lifting that Chiapas Indymedia has done, mainly in Spanish, to publish the communiqués, photos and videos that document the massive and organized nature of the Honduran grassroots movements with which it has worked and supported for years. (While the world mostly ignored Honduras in recent years, Chiapas Indymedia was shipping community radio transmitters and organizing communications workshops among Catrachos; that planting and cultivating bears significant fruit today in the information that does break out from behind the walls of censorship and simulation)."

Showdown in Honduras: The Rise and Uncertain future of the Coup: Urgent please read now. (tags)

"Mobilizations and Strikes in Support of Zelaya Members of social, indigenous and labor organizations from around the country have concentrated in the city's capital,organizing barricades around the presidential palace, demanding Zelaya's return to power. "Thousands of Hondurans gathered outside the presidential palace singing the national hymn," Telesur reported. "While the battalions mobilized against protesters at the Presidential House, the TV channels did not report on the tense events."Bertha Cáceres, the leader of the Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares yIndígenas, said that the ethnic communities of the country are ready for resistance and do not recognize the Micheletti government."

Democrats and Republicans Join Hands Over Immigration (tags)

Even the most optimistic Obama supporter should cringe in response to the White House’s recent “bi-partisan immigration talks.” What could Democrats and Republicans possibly have in common over immigration? Quite a lot it turns out. An enormous sell-out is being prepared for the U.S. immigrant population and Latinos especially — who came out in record numbers in many swing states to vote for Obama last year. Attached to these votes are huge expectations.

COLOMBIA WELCOMES HUMAN RIGHTS LEADER (tags)

In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, President of Youth for Human Rights International is circling the globe in her 6th Annual World Tour.

ELECTIONS IN IRAN, THE WESTERN MEDIA IS SAD BECAUSE IT LOST (tags)

Noisy minority cannot dominate silent majority.

Goodbye GM, by Michael Moore (tags)

"It is with sad irony that the company which invented "planned obsolescence" -- the decision to build cars that would fall apart after a few years so that the customer would then have to buy a new one -- has now made itself obsolete.."

INTERNATIONAL PROTEST WITH A GOOGLE NEWS STORY NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO SAVE 2 AMERICANS !!! (tags)

WE ASK ALL CARING AND LOVING CITIZENS OF THE WWW TO PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP A GOOGLE NEWS STORY ALIVE THAT PERTAINS TO OUR UNJUST AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEMS CURRENT ATTEMPT TO ALLOW THE STATES OF GEORGIA AND PENNSYLVANIA TO EXECUTE TROY DAVIS AND MUMIA ABU- JAMAL WITHOUT NEW AND FAIR TRIALS !!!

DEAR PHILIP ANSCHUTZ ~ IRAN GAVE U.S. JOURNALIST ROXANA SABERI A FAIR TRIAL !!! (tags)

ISN'T IT A LITTLE ODD THAT WE AS AMERICANS CAN DEMAND JUSTICE AND FAIR TRIALS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY , ( AMERICAN JOURNALIST ROXANA SABERI RECENTLY GIVEN A FAIR TRIAL IN IRAN ) , AND AT THE SAME TIME WHEN IT COMES FOR US AS THE LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD TO OFFER NEW AND FAIR TRIALS FOR OUR OWN POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS IN GEORGIA & PENNSYLVANIA , WE CAN SOMEHOW ACCEPT THE EASIER ROUTE OF ALLOWING TWO POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS TO BE FALSELY EXECUTED ?

COULD TROY DAVIS & MUMIA ABU - JAMAL GET FAIR TRIALS IN IRAN ~ BUT NOT IN GA OR PA ??? (tags)

ISN'T IT A LITTLE ODD THAT WE AS AMERICANS CAN DEMAND JUSTICE AND FAIR TRIALS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY , ( AMERICAN JOURNALIST ROXANA SABERI RECENTLY GIVEN A FAIR TRIAL IN IRAN ) , AND AT THE SAME TIME WHEN IT COMES FOR US AS THE LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD TO OFFER NEW AND FAIR TRIALS FOR OUR OWN POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS IN GEORGIA & PENNSYLVANIA , WE CAN SOMEHOW ACCEPT THE EASIER ROUTE OF ALLOWING TWO POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS TO BE FALSELY EXECUTED ?

UN INTERNATIONAL WORLD COURT ~ CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY GA & PA STATE MURDERS ??? (tags)

ISN'T IT A LITTLE ODD THAT WE AS AMERICANS CAN DEMAND JUSTICE AND FAIR TRIALS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, AND AT THE SAME TIME WHEN IT COMES FOR US AS THE LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD TO OFFER NEW AND FAIR TRIALS FOR OUR OWN POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS IN GEORGIA & PENNSYLVANIA , WE CAN SOMEHOW ACCEPT THE EASIER ROUTE OF ALLOWING TWO POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS TO BE FALSELY EXECUTED ?

Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt:" - Part III (tags)

Federal Reserve plunder Part III

CRASS, WHERE STIFF FINGERS (tags)

In December 14, last 2003, some of the people here in this country took charge of a review about the 90’s scene and the Movement’s outlook were third world. They were graduating but late and friends were youth but boring.

An Alternative Explanation for the "Health Emergency" in Mexico (tags)

Viruses make great excuses.

The Shortwave Report 05/01 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, and Russia.

May Day March for Immigrants' Rights (tags)

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

EveryOne Group offers a gift symbolizing human rights to the Ambassador of Iraq in Italy (tags)

“We will soon be meeting His Excellency”, say the activists, “to discuss the situation of homosexuals in Iraq, the need to work towards peace in his tormented country, and the anti-Islamic sentiments rife in the West”.

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.

Electoral Sham in Haiti (tags)

Haiti's democracy is an illusion

The Silent Majority Squeaks (tags)

It promised to be a revolution in the making.

Fascism and racism in Denmark and Sweden (tags)

Well, before 2 days I was discriminated again, so I decided to spread information about institutional racism and fascism in Scandinavia.

GLBT REFUGEES. SAVE JOHN BOSCO NYOMBI (tags)

REFUGEES/UNITED KINGDOM: EUROPE MUST SAVE JOHN BOSCO NYOMBI, A UGANDAN GAY MAN PERSECUTED. A BRITISH COURT JUDGE HAS FORBIDDEN THE CIRCULATION OF HIS NAME, TO AVOID FURTHER PUBLICITY ON THE CASE. “EVERYONE GROUP’ PROTESTS: “ONLY TOTALITARIAN REGIMES CANCEL OUT THE IDENTITIES OF PERSECUTED PEOPLE. TO ACT AGAINST ABUSE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT INTERNATIONAL OPINION KNOWS THE REFUGEES’ NAMES”.

The Obama Government: Take from the Poor and Give to the Rich (tags)

These past several weeks have witnessed a stunning attack on working people, with the Obama administration leading the charge. It started with Larry Summers, Obama’s chief economic adviser, responding to the A.I.G. bonuses by pontificating about the sanctity of contracts: “We are a country of law. There are contracts. The government cannot just abrogate contracts.” Like a mad dog pursuing its prey, he pounced on the conclusion that absolutely nothing could be done about the bonuses. Unfortunately, Summers voiced no similar outcry when the Obama administration, only weeks earlier, insisted that the U.A.W. contracts be renegotiated as a condition for the auto industry receiving a bailout, suggesting that a different set of rules applies to the rich than to the rest of us who constitute the majority and work for a living.

Obama to send even more troops to Afghanistan while he threatens to expand war more deeply (tags)

Using the “terrorist” excuse to justify escalation and the spreading of the war President Barack Obama continued with his latest escalation of the war in Afghanistan by announcing his plans to send an additional 4,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan to train Afghan government puppet forces. He also announced plans to send hundreds of additional civilians to the country. Like his predecessor George W. Bush, he raised the specter of “terrorism” to justify his actions.

Ice Chief Janet Napolitano announces huge Mexican border deployment (tags)

An insider of the Calderon camp told the U.S. Border Fire Report that help is needed at the Mexican ports of entry mainly because the current Mexican border guards are looking the other way and allowing contraband to enter his country.

PGA WEST IS SHOCKED BY BEVERLY JOHNSON GUN SCANDAL !!! (tags)

"Fuel" (review) (tags)

I thought Fuel was very well-made, important, and informative--there's a lot to absorb. I don't agree with every point of view expressed in the film, but I realize the movie has to communicate to diverse people.

The Pork That Dares Not be Called Pork (tags)

The diversionary tactics of calling things pork and the real pork

Utah is Not for Sale! No Nuclear Waste Imports! (tags)

Utah has experienced a legacy of being targeted for nuclear waste dumping. Now, EnergySolutions, the largest commercial nuclear waste dump in the country, is offering a large cash sum to the state of Utah. In exchange they want lawmakers to open the door to importing nuclear waste from foreign countries...and our Legislators are considering this indecent proposal! Fight back and join us for the "Utah is NOT for Sale!" Rally on 2/25!!

Venezuela: Why Unlimited Re-election is Bad for the Revolution (tags)

A supporter of Hugo Chavez' anti-imperialist efforts explains why he is nevertheless opposed to Venezuela's recent constitutional amendment abolishing term limits.

Mexico's President Calderón labeled Mexican drug cartels as cowards (tags)

Hundreds of Mexicans, some woman carrying small children, blocked roads and bridges in Mexican cities bordering the United States from the Gulf of Mexico (Matamoros) to the Pacific Ocean (Tijuana) and protested by marching in the northern city of Monterrey in a series of demonstrations that police say are organized and funded by Mexican drug cartels.

Between Russophobia and Russophilia (tags)

The neoconservative revolutionaries wanted to make the export of democracy into the absolute military hit and harvested bloody noses. Western values and western democracy cannot be simply exported for forced on foreign countries.

CRISIS RAISES RISK OF SOCIAL UNREST IN ASIA (tags)

The global economic crisis heightens the potential for social unrest in Asia, where millions of people suddenly out of work will demand governments take swift and decisive action, analysts said.In the Philippines, of the country’s 36 million labor force, an estimated 40,000 to 200,000 workers are expected to lose their jobs this year, the National Economic and Development Authority said.

What Obama Could Learn From Germany (tags)

The United States is experiencing its worst crisis in decades. Obama is trying to fight it by preparing one gigantic economic stimulus program after the other. But the hangover is inevitable, and if the desired economic miracle doesn't materialize, it will be a massive one.

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

Bolivians vote.

CORRUPTION, DEFPRETRATION. LANDSLIDES. DEATH AND MEA CULPA (tags)

“The reasons for the degradation of our forests are corruption and our own shortcomings,” admitted Secretary Lito Atienza of Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in a New Year message to his department personnel. A common knowledge among Filipinos, Atienza's admonishment, hardly created a ripple in Manila were ordinary citizens had almost but accepted corruption is an integral part of governance in the island nation.

Maoist Leadership in Nepal Bans Strikes (tags)

As a strike wave sweeps the country, the Maoist leadership agrees to banning strikes.

The Mexican Revolution is starting (tags)

Immigration Reform Possible-CDIR (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) based in Los Angeles learned through immigrat rights sources that immigration reform can happen during the Obama adminstration. After two failed attempts in 2006 and 2007, immigration reform could finally be pushed through both houses of the US Congress starting in September, civil rights activists said. "We are confident and very optimistic that there’s likely to be a big window of opportunity between September 2009 and March 2010,” America’s Voice pro-reform group director Frank Sharry said in a telephone conference. As he spoke another immigrant rights conference is being planned in February in Chicago, Illinois. Immigrant Rights This was confirmed by the CDIR-USA Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia from People's CORE.

А callout for common actions against the construction of a new nuclear power plant i (tags)

А callout for common actions against the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Belarus. 26 April – the day of Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Present-day Belarus is a post-soviet country with police state. Current neoliberal regime holds strong positions. For already 14 years the country is run by one and the same person – Alexander Lukashenka, who used to be a populist, but now is openly pursuing antisocial reforms.

The Dark Night or NeoCon Artist: (tags)

One wonders why so many in the media and film industry are in such frenzy over Christopher Nolan’s film “The Dark Night”? Granted the movie is good, and in some ways great, but still the plot is really no more ingenious that what passes for standard fare on Law and Order. So why is it that the Powers-that-Be is such a tizzy? No doubt a fair share has to do with it portending to hold a mirror up to post-9/11 society—with a major theme of how terror can corrupt those that fear and fight terrorism.

The Dark Night or NeoCon Artist: (tags)

One wonders why so many in the media and film industry are in such frenzy over Christopher Nolan’s film “The Dark Night”? Granted the movie is good, and in some ways great, but still the plot is really no more ingenious that what passes for standard fare on Law and Order. So why is it that the Powers-that-Be is such a tizzy? No doubt a fair share has to do with it portending to hold a mirror up to post-9/11 society—with a major theme of how terror can corrupt those that fear and fight terrorism.

The Long March of the Cuban Revolution (tags)

In 1960, C. Wright Mills warned Americans that the revolution in Cuba was the start of a wider process that would spread to Latin America and the third world. On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, practically anyone can see that our continent has begun a new era...

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.

COMMUNISM NOW DOWN TO THE LOWEST IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Despite the tremendous efforts of the Communist Party in the Philippines to destabilize the government, its popularity is at its lowest.

Understanding the origin of public insecurity (tags)

* Article originally published in spanish language in El Libertario, Venezuela, # 54, September-October 2008, that analyzes and goes over the problem of criminal violence through its social impact on contemporary Venezuela.

Let's ask Israel to relinquish its Nukes (tags)

What Israel didn't gain was greater security. "For decades, the occupation has imposed a system of absolute control on the lives of Palestinians that requires them to apply for permits either from the military regime ruling over them, known misleadingly as the Civil Administration, or from the Shin Bet," wrote British journalist Jonathan Cook earlier this year. "Israel has shown time and again that it selectively enforces law and order, depending on the ethnicity of killer and victim."

Day 7 of the revolt in Greece (tags)

The Greek Intifada continues and the government is unable to impose its control in the country, spreading fears among the ruling classes all over the European Union.

Media Response to Venezuelan elections (tags)

one-sided and inaccurate as usual

The Federal Reserve: History of Lies, Thievery, and Deceit (tags)

Former Congressional Candidate, 6th District N.J. "I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." Thomas Jefferson

Carlos Lessa proposes control of exchange rate for Brazil to overcome the crisis. (tags)

He says the biggest obstacle to Brazil overcome the crisis and get strengthened out of it is the Central Bank’s President Henrique Meirelles, formed by the Bank of Boston, and that will do nothing that would undermine the private banks.

Ex Nihilo: (tags)

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NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.08.08 (tags)

Tens of millions of people want a new direction. The question is whether they can be organized to fight for it.

PHILIPPINES: Labor export policy is anti-women, anti-development (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – The country should not take pride in being the model in terms of labor migration, according to women’s groups who are engaging the Second Global Forum on Migration on Development (GFMD).

No Country for Old Women, is more factual (tags)

Laments of Old Men living in this country have some relevant points to make but neglect to notice that there are even more of the 'other kind' - the Old Women living here too.

Frank Moore, write-in candidate for President on immigration! (tags)

Frank Moore, write-in candidate for President (http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/), on immigration!

No Country for Old Men (tags)

The particular problems of the old in the US version of unregulated capitalism

FIGHT THE SECOND JAPANESE INVASION OF THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The Filipino Community and all concerned Filipino Americans in the United States vehemently condemn the Senate's railroading of the ratification of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) on Wednesday night. October 8th.. Pro-Japan collaborators also known as the modern MAKAPILIS, the sixteen senators led by JPEPA's sponsors Senators Miriam Santiago and Mar Roxas (whose grandfather was a Japanese and an American puppet) have compromised the country's national patrimony and sovereignty by approving a patently one-sided, anti-Filipino economic treaty.

OPPOSE JANP-RP TREATY (JPEPA), STRUGGLE AGAINST JAPANESE IMPERIALISM (tags)

The Filipino Community and all concerned Filipino Americans in the United States vehemently condemn the Senate's railroading of the ratification of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) on Wednesday night. October 8th.. Pro-Japan collaborators also known as the modern MAKAPILIS, the sixteen senators led by JPEPA's sponsors Senators Miriam Santiago and Mar Roxas (whose grandfather was a Japanese and an American puppet) have compromised the country's national patrimony and sovereignty by approving a patently one-sided, anti-Filipino economic treaty. This is a reminiscence of how the Philippine Senate in 1972 passed the RP-Japan Treaty of Amity that opened the Philippines to the exploitation and oppression of the Japanese Imperialists.

AQ Khan tells court Confession of Nuke-role at Musharaf's request (tags)

Islamabad, Oct 17: Disgraced Pakistan nuclear scientist Dr AQ Khan has told the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the former president Pervez Musharaf had “persuaded” him to make the “confession” about his role in nuclear proliferation in the name of “national interest”, and on the promise that they would keep him a “free man and a national hero”.

Reviewing Zionism, Militarism and the Decline of US Power (tags)

The destructive nexus between Zionism and militarism.

NACCS Joto Caucus 2008 (tags)

LOS ANGELES - October 11, 2008 The Joto Caucus of the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies held a conference on October 10-11, 2008 at California State University Los Angeles.

US-India nuke deal is signed, sealed, and delivered (tags)

WASHINGTON: Generations to come may slice and dice the US-India nuclear cooperation deal, but for now it has been firmly stated by New Delhi and broadly accepted in Washington that India will be bound only by the bilateral 123 Agreement with regards to the terms of the deal, other sentiments of the US Congress notwithstanding.

Assassinations, Wars and Meltdowns: Who Benefits? (tags)

America has been subjected to the some severe shock therapy over the years. JFK, MLK, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were all murdered! Then, there was the Vietnam War (1963-75); the “Watergate” scandal; and the horrors of the 9/11 tragedy; followed by the invasion and occupation of Iraq. The latest hit is the Wall Street bailout, to wit: the economic and fiscal meltdowns. They all spell out the sharp decline of America. Is it by accident or by plan?

The Law of the Jungle (tags)

The current crisis of the developed capitalist system is taking place when the empire is about to change leadership in the elections to be held in a few days; it was all that was left to see.

The Philippines, a First World Country in 2015? No WAY! (tags)

In 1960, Disodado Mcapagal led the Philippines into the arms of Dictator Ferdinand Marcos by implementing the dictates of the World Bank-IMF in imposing decontrol and de-industrializing the Philippines with the slogan “Fight Poverty” Forty years later, in 2008, her daughter Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo promised in her speech to the United Nations last September 23 to lead the Philippines into a “First World Country Status” with the same slogan” Fighting Poverty” in 2015 .

Dollar is over, says Carlos Lessa (tags)

To Lessa, "dollar is over" and it’s necessary that a new "Bretton Woods" establishes new parameters to global economy.

The Philippines, a First World Country in 2015? No WAY! (tags)

n 1960, President Diosdado Macapagal led the Philippines to the arms of Dictator Ferdinand Marcos by implementing the dictates of the World Bank-IMF in imposing decontrol and de-industrializing the Philippines with the slogan “Fight Poverty” Forty years later, in 2008, her daughter Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo promised in her speech to the United Nations last September 23 to lead the Philippines into a “First World Country Status” with the same slogan” Fighting Poverty” in 2015.

Urgent! Sign Bernie Sander's bailout alternative petition! Let the wealthy pay! (tags)

Please sign this petition from Bernie Sanders which outlines an alternative proposal to the Wall Street financial bailout, which taxes the wealthy rather than ordinary working Americans! Please forward and tell your friends! Thank you!! :-)

New Coup D'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)

Bush continues to target Chavez.

Cuba Hurricane Relief: from International Committee to Free the Cuban 5 (tags)

help Cuba recover from the hurricane and oppose the US blockade against the island

The Bailout! News! From Just One Human! (tags)

ACTUAL NEWS! AN OPEN LETTER FROM ONE CITIZEN OF THE PLANET --TO AMERICA'S PRESS --ON A HISTORIC, SHOCKING, WEEKEND. PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY:

In Support of CUBA (tags)

We are sending an appeal to artists and intellectuals around the world to demand an immediate end to the criminal US blockade and to promote solidarity and support of our country.

PHILIPPINES: Suspend US Military Deployments to Mindanao (tags)

A broad coalition of NGOs, social movements, and political parties from Mindanao and the rest of the country today called for all US military deployments in Mindanao suspended pending the conclusion of a fair and thorough probe by lawmakers.

As Rome Burns, Nero Safe In His Tower, High Above the Flames, Sings Playing His Lyre (tags)

As Rome Burns To The Ground, Nero, Safe Is His Palace Tower High Above the Flames, Sings Gaely, Playing His Lyre, While Drunk on the Finest Greek Wine.

The Psychopathology of The Republican (tags)

Fear. Domination. The Reptilian Brain and the Non-Goodness of Man. The Republican party is a party of domination, not partnership. Dominate the earth-drill, excavate. Dominate Iraq, because they could someday dominate us.

Katrina Redux (tags)

Militarizing New Orleans and making it whiter.

OPPOSITION BET MAYOR BINAY BLASTS GMA IN LA VISIT (tags)

Presumptive presidential candidate for the President of the Philippines. Makati Ciy mayor Jejomar Binay held a press conference at Bahay Kubo restaurant in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles, yesterday, August 27,2008. Addressing a jam packed hall with Filipino community leaders from all over California, Mayor Jojo Binay lambasted the failed policies of current Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his capacity as the PDP-Laban president and the United Opposition (UNO), He is reportedly supported by former President Joseph “Erap”Estrada.

Cannon fodder for the market (tags)

The government of Georgia would never have launched its armed forces against the capital of the Autonomous Republic of South Ossetia in the dawn of August 8, engaged in what it called the re-establishing of constitutional order, without previous coordination with Bush

US, Israeli Roles in Georgian Crisis Raises Alarms (tags)

Since the attacks by Georgia which sparked the fighting (which, alone, suggests Georgia had been promised the support of a larger power) took place on the day that the last two US carrier groups started for the Strait of Hormuz, it would appear that one motive (besides the pipelines from the Caspian which rival the new ones the US built in Afghanistan) appears to be tying up Russia, in order to minimize its response to US/Israeli Aggression towards Iran.

Republicans Face Election Debacle (tags)

The Congressional elections on November 4 seem already decided. Republicans face an historical disaster given the rotten mood in the country and new scandals.

Rude Awakening in Mexico (tags)

US businesses invested $120 billion in Mexico between 1994 and 2006. Only 80,000 jobs were created per year while 730,000 Mexicans pressed on the labor market every year. While migration climbed 95% from 1980 to 1994, it soared an incredible 452% from 1994 to 2006.

Lee Siu Hin Journey to My Home: China and Hong Kong 2008 (Part One) (tags)

Journey to My Home: China and Hong Kong 2008 A Long Waited Trip to My Heartland

War with Iran On, Off or Undecided? (tags)

Strong crosscurrents both ways.

War effects are not known by USAmerican young. Nor do they want to know for real. (tags)

WAR is a danger when USAmerican youth are playing games and have no real knowledge of the dangers of war damages.

Assistant District Attorney To Investigate Credenciales USA (tags)

Loyo urges job agencies to hire illegal's with non-official IDs

Dianne Feinstein response to Cheney Impeachment (tags)

Dianne Feinstein's excuse: "At this time, however, I believe that impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush or Vice President Cheney will only divide the country even further, frustrating our hopes for a meaningful change in direction, while having little chance of success."

Legitimizing Permanent Occupation of Iraq (tags)

Washington plans to stay

Some thoughts on "patriotism" written on July 4 (tags)

Incidentally, the American soldiers who have refused to serve in Iraq are the ONLY ones with the Rule of Law on their sides. The rest have only duty, patriotism on theirs ...

Obama, at Last! (tags)

With Barack Obama having won the Democratic Presidential nomination, he'll face a well-established Republican attack machine and propaganda apparatus within the corporate media. This editorial in the July 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine also argues that progressives should support Obama, but keep the pressure on him by street activism to make sure he doesn't cop out and govern as the moderate, pro-corporate Democrat Bill Clinton was.

The United States, Europe and Human Rights (tags)

The discredited way in which the European Union suspended its sanctions on Cuba on June 19 has been reported in 16 international press dispatches… Such hypocrisy is made all the more evident by the brutal European measure to expel illegal immigrants from Latin American countries.

What Can Israel Learn from Canada? (tags)

Whoever confesseth (his crimes) and forsakes them shall have mercy (Proverbs 28,13). Clearly, confession does not suffice. We have also to forsake the wrongs we have done in the past. This article was published on: www.informationclearinghouse.info on 6/17/2008

Prestigious Breckenridge Film Fest Hosts World Premiere of “Washington, You’re Fired” (tags)

High drama, suspense and political intrigue drew audiences from the four corners of the nation for the World Premiere of “Washington, You’re Fired” at this year’s 28th annual Breckenridge Festival of Film.

Doug Dowd's "At the Cliff's Edge" (tags)

an indictment of imperialism

SOS, CCIR and Minutemen - Greatest Hate Yet?? (tags)

Save our State And CCIR have shown their true racist beliefs by teaming with the most racist of Minutemen Groups the Mountain Minutemen.

David McCullough, at Boston College, Sees No Evil (tags)

What is the role of the intellectual in the Age of Bush and Cheney? On May 19, 2008, David McCullough, gave a commencement address at Boston College, a Jesuit institution. He never said one critical word about the Iraq War or the serial lies of the Bush-Cheney Gang that got the U.S. involved in that Neocon-inspired conflict. I believe Mr. McCullough missed an opportunity to speak out and to inspire the students to take their country back.

Amnesty Int’l warns of resurgence in extrajudicial killings (tags)

Amnesty International (AI) warned Wednesday that killings and abductions of left-wing activists in the country could surge again this year unless the government seriously prosecutes perpetrators. In its 2008 report on worldwide human rights, AI noted that extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances across the country dipped last year due to international pressure.

Susan Davis, Mike Copass Debate in Hillcrest (tags)

Incumbent San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis finally descended from the mountaintop and deigned to meet her Democratic primary challenger Mike Copass in a one-hour debate Sunday, May 25, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Common Cause. The biggest difference between the candidates came at the end, when Copass criticized Davis for consistently voting to fund the war in Iraq and Davis said that, though she'd opposed the original war resolution, she felt a need to vote for the funding to "support the troops."

Lessons from Vietnam (tags)

"Did marxism and nationalism win the war while capitalism and nationalism won the peace? Tom Hayden asked. The domino theory, the justification of Washington governments, turned out to be dreadfully wrong.

SAVE THIS DATE: Iraq Forum at CSULA Thursday May 29, with KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar (tags)

On Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 PM, Sonali Kolhatkar of KPFK's morning show "Uprising" will moderate a forum on Iraq and Middle East Peace with Iraqi reconstruction activist Raed Jarrar, former US diplomat Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright, and Edgar Cuevas, a member of Iraqi Veterans Against the War. Col. Wright will also be selling copies of her book, "Dissent: Voices of Conscience," about government insiders who have risked their careers to oppose the Iraq War. At 7:30 PM, 3rd floor Golden Eagle ballroom, CSULA.

Warning of the American Friend (tags)

What primarily motivates US foreign policy-economic interests or a religious mission consciousness? A special world view is added to the economic interests In this perspective, economic liberalism brings political freedom and both together lead to peace and free trade.

Year 1870: Mothers Day Proclamation (tags)

A copy of the Original Mothers Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe -

Brazil: Repressed March of Marijuana. (tags)

The Brazilian Democracy demonstrates as it is imperfection and as the federal constitution it is not respected in the country. Prohibition of if revealing public in walks are characteristic of an authoritarian country. Legalize-Já! Thus it is the false Brazilian democracy: in first of May militant anarchic (Cob/Ait), the also lesser ones of ages, they had been tortured and threatened of death in a police station of São Paulo. In Rondônia a without-land slaughter (LCP) happened to few days, to put was not divulged na media and the government ignored the occurrence. Now, the march of marijuana was forbidden in almost all country, great them 13 city where it went to occur the march, only four will be able to carry through it, Porto Alegre, Recife, Florianópolis and Vitoria.

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.

Bolivia: An acid test (tags)

The conspiracy to divide Bolivia must be denounced

More US soldiers to arrive in Sulu province (tags)

More US troops are expected to arrive soon in the Philippines to support hundreds already deployed in the southern part of the country aiding Filipino soldiers in battling terrorism. At least 30 soldiers, part of the Guam Army National Guards’ First Battalion under the 294th Infantry Regiment, are heading to support “Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines,” the Guam-based Mariana’s Variety newspaper reported Wednesday.

CUBA: Repugnant lies and manipulation (tags)

ANSA on April 22. "La Paz, April 22.— A commission of deputies are to investigate the case of Bolivian scholarship student who died in Cuba, and whose body was repatriated without several vital organs, including the brain."

Sandy Lareau: Informing and Entertaining the Modern Witch (tags)

This May 1 — Beltane in the Pagan holiday calendar — will see the debut of Modern Witch, a quarterly magazine aimed at witches, wiccans and Pagans. In this interview from the May 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine, publisher Sandy Lareau tells her Wiccan coming-out story and talks about her plans for the magazine and the commitment her community has for protecting the environment.

WILL PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ RESCUE THESE THOUSANDS OF US PRISON INMATES? (tags)

WHEN THE MEMBERS OF THE ELITE US SENATE TOOK A GOOD LOOK AT THEMSELVES !! WHEN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD CONTINUES TO ALLOW THE ENSLAVEMENT OF THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF THEIR OWN INNOCENT MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS TO DECADES OF FALSE IMPRISONMENT,IT'S TIME TO ASK FOR INTERNATIONAL HELP!!!!

Amy Goodman: The Single-Payer Solution (tags)

As the media coverage of the Democratic presidential race continues to focus on lapel pins and pastors, America is ailing. As I travel around the country, I find people are angry and motivated. Like Dr. Rocky White, a physician from a conservative, evangelical background who practices in rural Alamosa, Colo.

Ron Paul Is Right on Peace, Liberty and Ending the U.S. Empire (tags)

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has taken a lot of hits during his campaign for the White House. What scares folks about this guy? I went to hear him speak, on April 14, 2008, at Goucher College, Towson, MD. Unlike some dubious liberals in the Congress, Rep. Paul voted against the USA Patriot Act. He also wants to end the Iraq War and bring the troops home, now; and to dismantle America’s global empire before it bankrupts the country. Sounds like Ralph Nader to me!

Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part II (tags)

Part II of Hallward's superb book on Haiti.

AFL-CIO’s John J. Sweeney Fears “an American Nightmare!” (tags)

On April 8, 2008, John J. Sweeney said in Baltimore, MD, that the country is going down the tubes and dragging working class people with it. He’s the head of the national AFL-CIO. He added that in November: “We have an opportunity to reverse these awful trends.” On May 1, 2008, West coast dockworkers are calling a work stoppage to protest the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps, Mr. Sweeney will join them on the picket line. Stay tuned.

Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part I (tags)

A superb book on recent Haitian history.

BBC: Imperial Tool (tags)

People confuse what BBC reports with news.

Destroying Public Education in America (tags)

Privatizations schemes to destroy public education.

Why not a Warning for Mexico travel or at least an up-grade to the existing alert? (tags)

Dozens of U.S. citizens have been kidnapped, held hostage and killed by their captors in Mexico and many cases remain unsolved. Moreover, new cases of disappearances and kidnap-for-ransom continue to be reported

Regime Change: An American Addiction (tags)

I would like to blame the Neocons for America’s sordid record of “regime change” around the globe, but I can’t! For Iraq, yes! But, sadly, the U.S. has been in the dirty business of “regime change” for at least 110 years going back to the days that it unlawfully seized Hawaii. Author Stephen Kinzer’s book, “Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change,” tells the story of how 14 countries, many in Central America, came under our hegemony.

Bern does not need US permission (tags)

Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey says her country does not need Washington's permission to advance its strategic interests.

Release of 22 Chinese Fishermen Meant to Appease China, Fishers’ Group Says (tags)

The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya or National Alliance of Small Fisherfolk Organizations) said on March 15 that the dismissal of the case against and the subsequent release of 22 Chinese fishermen last March 14 was meant to appease the Chinese government currently irked over the scandal and diplomatic repercussions created by the controversial Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking (JMSU).

Obama’s Blood and The Forbidden Truths (tags)

"The latest media furor was over videotaped remarks from Obama’s former minister, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr. The bloodhounds were soon barking and snipping at Obama’s heels demanding a renunciation of the pastor’s words."

Bush and Uribe v. Chavez and Correa (tags)

The latest made in USA regional mischief.

Oh, That Trillion Dollar Financial Bubble, It’s Leaking! (tags)

It’s here! Author Charles R. Morris calls it: “The greatest credit bubble in history!” He insists that the “writedowns and defaults” of credit devices will “come out about $1 trillion.” Problem: President George W. Bush, Jr. is in denial about the crisis. Like that amiable dunce, President Ronald Reagan, he contributed to this horrible mess by turning the country over to the Vulture Capitalists and also by launching the Iraq War with its price tag of $3 trillion!

WINTER SOLDIER: Iraq & Afghanistan (tags)

WINTER SOLDIER: Iraq & Afghanistan, Eyewitness Accounts of the Invasions, March 13-16, 2008, Washington, D.C. In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote: "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." In 1971, a courageous group of veterans exposed the criminal nature of the Vietnam War in an event called Winter Soldier. Once again, we will demand that the voices of veterans are heard. Once again, we are fighting for the soul of our country. We will demonstrate our patriotism by speaking out with honor and integrity instead of blindly following failed policy. Winter Soldier is a difficult but essential service to our country. Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan will feature testimony from U.S. veterans who served in those occupations, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground. The four-day event will bring together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and photographic evidence. In addition, there will be panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels will cover everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support. www.ivaw.org

Washington v. Cuba After Castro (tags)

The passing of an era in Cuba and Washington's hostile reaction.

Sen. Lieberman Says Waterboarding Won’t Really Hurt You! (tags)

One of the prime enablers of the Bush-Cheney Gang has been Sen. “Turncoat Joe” Lieberman (IND-CT). This guy loves the Iraq War and is foaming at the mouth pushing for the U.S. to attack Iran. Now, he’s come out for waterboarding! Sen. Lieberman insists it isn’t torture. How would he like it if Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy, is waterboarded? Torture is inhumane. Would Sen. Lieberman like to have a torture school named after himself?

Bush and ExxonMobil v. Chavez (tags)

The latest salvo in Bush v. Chavez.

F. William Engdahl's "A Century of War" - Part II (tags)

Part II of this epic book.

The Republican Candidate (tags)

In that already famous Super Tuesday, a day of the week when a number of States of the Union were selecting the candidate of their choice for the presidency of the United States from among a group of contenders, one of the likely candidates to replace George W. Bush was John McCain...

Panama: SUNTRACS Worker martyred at protest (tags)

updates at blog

F. William Engdahl's "A Century of War" (tags)

An epic work on the importance of oil.

Jonathan Cook's "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations" (tags)

Israel, Iran, Iraq and the plan to remake the Middle East.

The crisis of Kenya and the hypocrisy of the WSF (tags)

*A member of the collective editorship of the Venezuelan publication El Libertario (www.nodo50.org/ellibertario, in Spanish & English) exposes the inconsistencies of the bureaucracy that manipulates the World Social Forum through a reading of their evasive silence with regards to the tragedy that Kenya is experiencing today.

VOTE PSL in 2008: End the Criminal Israeli Blockade of Gaza Now! (tags)

The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. The La Riva/Puryear presidential campaign demands an immediate lifting of the Israeli blockade, an end to U.S. aid to Israel and self-determination for the Palestinian people. The candidates joined the emergency protests to "End the Israeli Siege of Gaza" that book place across the country on Jan. 25-26.

Giving His Eyes for His Country (tags)

Arab-American Mazin al-Nashi got screwed twice by the Bush administration and the private military contractor that employed him. Recruited to work as an interpreter for Titan in Iraq, he was blinded in an attack and then systematically denied the medical care that might have saved his eyesight. Mazin and his wife Layla told their story to Activist San Diego January 14.

Brazil: Governor calls censorship's judge for debate (tags)

I started the good fight for democracy when I was a boy, in the university. Ajufe's note won't shut me up now and give up my ideals and my dream to live in a fair and democratic society .

Philippines: Senate alarmed by resurgence of killings (tags)

Senate leaders yesterday raised the alarm over the apparent resur-gence of extra-judicial killings in the country, taking to task the Philippine National Police (PNP) in containing the situation before it gets worse. Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr., in condemning the killing of Fr. Rey Roda, OMI in Sulu, and the abduction of teacher Omar Taub during a raid on a church-run school, also warned authorities that the case had already raised tension in the province.

Using Bhutto for Imperial Gain (tags)

Bhutto killed for imperial gain

Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (part 1) (tags)

“Word began to spread as we researched the school and discovered what we had here was indeed a school of assassins, a school for dictators. These soldiers came here to learn counter insurgency. Who were the insurgency? They were the poor, the religious leaders, labor leaders, and many others. And then when the torture manuals were discovered in the curriculum, that got a lot of front-page coverage. Word began to spread, and our numbers in the movement grew.” -- Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch

Reviewing David Edwards and David Cromwell's Guardians of Power (tags)

A powerful critique of the dominant media

Now You Know (tags)

Now you know who the real masters are.

The United States' Selfish Solicitude (tags)

Interference with another country's internal affairs violates international law. In contrast to this, the neo-conservatives' revolutionary way of thinking preaches "democratic inter-ference" with all the consequences we are now observing in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Negroponte/Rosen meetings with General Kiani Nov 2007 (tags)

JONATHAN MANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: There's something to watch for in Pakistani politics. Civilian leaders appoint a military commander, then the military commander overthrows the civilians. That's how Pervez Musharraf got his job, and he wasn't the first.

Negroponte/Rosen visits to Pakistan November 2007 (tags)

"The real choice we face is not between Musharraf and a return to an effective democratic system, but between Musharraf and the possible collapse of Pakistan," Rosen wrote in a letter to the editor appearing in this week's edition of the Jewish Daily Forward. In addition to Musharraf, he met with General Ashfaq Kiyani, the deputy chief of staff who is expected to take over for Musharraf as head of the army, as well as ministers and intelligence officials.

First Openly Gay Young Democrats President Interviewed (tags)

David Hardt, recently elected president of the national Young Democrats and the first openly Gay man to hold that position, came to San Diego December 6 for a Young Stonewall Democrats' fundraiser and did this interview with Zenger's Newsmagazine. He discussed the future of the Democratic party and the Queer presence within it.

Joma Sison slams Arroyo for lying about the economic situation (tags)

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, slammed Gloria M. Arroyo for lying about the Philippine economic situation by claiming that she is propelling the Philippines to become a “first world country”. Prof. Sison declared, “In utter subservience to the US-dictated policy of “neoliberal” glob” alization, she has worked against the line of national industrialization and genuine land reform and has aggravated and deepened the agrarian, pre-industrial and semi-feudal character of the Philippine economy. She has worsened the backward and impoverished “third world” conditions of the Philippines.

Christmas message 2007:Against war,racism,poverty and exclusion ''illegals'' (tags)

Contrary the hypocrisy of the traditional Christmas-celebrations and the consumption-hysteria, the message is to work for peace, against racism and exclusion of ''illegals'' To say it shortly: the advancement of human rights, without distinction

Lakota Nation declares independence from U.S. Empire (tags)

Lakota Nation tribes withdraw from treaties with U.S. government, citing numerous treaty violations on part of U.S. and loss of cultural identity resulting from forced assimilation programs..

Bolivia: Drastic action needed (tags)

In Bolivia, poverty and inequality are on the increase because the government has not been able to implement its National Development Plan. A report drawn up by the Planning Ministry in Bolivia and an arm of the United Nations, the UNFPA, came to the following conclusion: "There is social and economic inequality in the country due to a lack of government policies to bridge the gaps and these inequalities will increase as time passes." The figures say it all. Poverty affects 6 out of 10 Bolivians, while 4 out of 10 live in extreme poverty. The situation is getting worse each year because the annual growth rate of the population is 200,000, but 174,000 of these will live in poverty. While the bourgeoisie plays with hunger strikes to gain so-called Autonomy, some 15,000 children die each year from hunger or hunger related diseases. On the same day that the UN report appeared, it was announced that annual economic growth had fallen from 4.5% in 2006 to 3.8% in 2007. At the same time inflation has risen to 12% mainly due to the rising cost of foodstuffs. Here are two examples. In 6 months a kilo of rice in Santa Cruz had doubled in price from 4 Bolivianos to 8. Gas bottles used for cooking had risen from 25Bs to 50Bs, but it was still hard to find any because most are being exported to Peru where they will sell for up to 125Bs. So business does not worry if Bolivians have no gas to cook with as long as they make a profit.

Federal Government and World Bank to Speed Up Nigerian Aviation Projects (tags)

Federal government and World Bank yesterday gave a commitment to do everything possible to quicken the execution of the $46.5m Air safety and security projects being carried out in the country's airports.

Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)

The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.

Why World War 3 is VERY possible (tags)

Following on the heels of President George W. Bush’s warning last week that those countries “interested in avoiding World War III” should align themselves with Washington’s escalating threats against Iran, a series of unfolding developments point to the danger of armed violence engulfing a broad swath of the Middle East and Central Asia and, indeed, posing the threat of a new world war. Six years after the US invasion of Afghanistan and four-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the continuation and deepening of the conflicts in both of these countries is setting into motion a political chain reaction of incalculable dimensions.

Breaking News on local fires (tags)

The following events are currently unfolding in the fire zones and going largely unreported by corporate media:

Promised Social Change in Ecuador (tags)

Hope for social change in Ecuador

The Shortwave Report 10/12/07 ¡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, and Russia.

You Can't Defeat Fascism By Ignoring It (tags)

David Horowitz' Reactionary Road Show Must be Confronted and Exposed

"Capitalism and Freedom" Unmasked (tags)

The dark side of Milton Friedman's economics.

Police State Tactics for a Police State! (tags)

What is happening in the United States? Our representatives and those sworn to protect us are negating their oaths of office, in turn, stamping on our Constitutional rights.

The Killing Silence of Alan Greenspan (tags)

The Bush-Cheney Gang lied the country into the Iraq War. Now, Alan Greenspan, the ex-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserves, has admitted: “’Everyone’ knows the Iraq War was largely about oil!” Greenspan should be forced to testify, under oath, before a Grand Jury and/or the House Judiciary Committee about this amazing disclosure. The American people are entitled to the truth and the liars should be punished.

The Cuban Five: Imprisoned for opposing Terrorism (tags)

The National Lawyers Guild and several legal and human rights organizations have called on the U.N. Human Rights Committee and the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture to launch a formal investigation of the United States government’s continuing violation of human rights of five political prisoners known as the Cuban Five.

what made Addington a fascist? (tags)

His abusive, authoritarian father, of course. And now we have to suffer the consequences.

A Culture of Violence (tags)

America's tradition of war and violence

Something Is Rotten: Israel (tags)

The cat is out of the bag...

Is John Edwards an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)

Millionaire trial lawyer, one time Senator, and former VP hopeful John Edwards, is now seeking the Presidency. Like the rest of the candidates, he seeks to differentiate himself from Bush and even from many in his own Party, as there is a much-deserved disgust with the political rulers in Washington. But is Edwards fundamentally any different the rest of the bosses’ candidates? Can he really represent the interests of working people? The war in Iraq is by far the biggest question on the minds of most U.S. workers. Edwards has presented himself as an “anti-war” candidate, even apologizing for his Senate vote to authorize the war, claiming to have been “misled” by the Bush administration. But let’s not forget the facts: in the march to war, the donkeys marched right alongside the elephants.

Ron Paul: Thomas Jefferson Incarnate [on Imperialism and "blowback"] (tags)

on Imperialism and "blowback"

911 General Strike Gaining Momentum (tags)

  “No Work, No School, No Shopping – Hit the Streets” The 911 General Strike called by a coalition of antiwar, 911 Truth, and pro impeachment groups is gaining strength with gatherings scheduled across the country and rapidly expanding activity on the Internet, where the idea originated.

Wilderness Evasion: A Guide to Hiding Out and Eluding Pursuit in Remote Areas PDF (tags)

Wilderness Evasion: A Guide to Hiding Out and Eluding Pursuit in Remote Areas by Michael Chesbro ebook PDF

Iraq Progress Report (tags)

The real conditions on the ground in Iraq

Statement of Elvira Arellano on August 15th, 2007 (tags)

For the last 15 days, I have maintained a vigil in prayer. I have consulted with spiritual leaders and with those who face the same situation I face. I have made my decision.

HUMAN SECURITY ACT PUTS LEADERS OF GABRIELA NETWORK-USA ON RP (tags)

USC Professor and activist plus two others are restricted from leaving the Philippines

Paraguay: A Laboratory for Latin America’s New Militarism (tags)

Castillo, in his cool Asunción office, with the standard Paraguayan herbal tea, tereré in his hand, said these operations marked a shift in US military strategy. "The kind of training that used to just happen at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia is now decentralized," he explained. "The US military is now establishing new mechanisms of cooperation and training with armed forces." Combined efforts, such as MEDRETEs, are part of this agenda.

Mexicans find a rough welcome mat in Canada (tags)

Mexicans find a rough welcome mat in Canada Tourists, being denied entry in increasing numbers, report harsh, insensitive, even racist treatment by Canadian border officials

Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude" (tags)

War, oil, Iraq, Big Oil, global warming and more in one package.

Impeach Mainstream Media and Jail Murdock (tags)

Puppet regimes may come and go, but one of the greatest threats to freedom for most Americans is the Fourth Estate of propaganda and lies. This industry makes and breaks politicians. This industry and other elitists can easily handle a regime change—but they will continue to survive and thrive. Forget burning the flag: burn your newspaper instead—or one you especially despise.

Saving A President (tags)

More war ahead to save a criminal president

Filipino workers slam Arroyo for its consistent failure to clip the jobs crisis (tags)

A dismal failure! This is the verdict of workers belonging to the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) as they slammed the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) administration ahead of her State of the Nation Address (SONA) for its consistent failure to clip the jobs crisis.

Global Warming and Agriculture: Impact Estimates by Country (tags)

...while there is growing recognition that global warming is a problem, little attention has been paid to the likely impact at the country level, especially in the developing world. In this new book, William Cline, a joint senior fellow at CGD and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, provides the first ever estimates of the impact on agriculture by country, with a particular focus on social and economic implications in China, India, Brazil, and the poor countries of the tropical belt in Africa and Latin America.

The Militarization and Annexation of North America (tags)

NAFTA on steroids enforced with an iron fist

The Shortwave Report 7/20/07 ¡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, and Russia.

Plan Iraq - Permanent Occupation (tags)

Washington came to Iraq to stay.

The Baltimore Examiner Is Wrong About the Iraqi War (tags)

On July 11, 2007, the Baltimore Examiner published an editorial cheerleading a continuation of the Iraqi War and propping up the conflict’s main instigator, the liar-in-chief, President George W. Bush. The Examiner insisted: “[Bush] is right on Iraq and that he deserves America’s support.” The Examiner is wrong! Bush warrants impeachment for lying the country into the war and a federal prison cell next to his partner-in-crime--V. P. Dick Cheney!

Letter to the Philippine President on widespread violations of human, democratic, workers' (tags)

The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) hereby raises to your office as Chief Executive of the land our concerns about the reports that at the International Labor Organization Conference Committee on Standards meeting held in Geneva, the Philippine representative rejected said committee's recommendation for the ILO to send a high-level mission to the Philippines to look into the case of involuntarily disappeared and murdered trade union activists and leaders.

Happy B-Day to Haiti's Exiled Former President Arisitide! (tags)

Today Jean Bertrand Arisitide celebrates his birthday in exile years after the 2004 US supported coup that led to his kidnapping by US military forces after coup the against this former populist President of Haiti..

A Story from an ICE Detention Facility (tags)

Read below:

Tom Tancredo's grandfather was an illegal alien (tags)

by GREGG KNOWLES from Bakerfield

ICE: The New Gestapo Terrorizing our Brown Communities? (tags)

This report details some of the last couple weeks of raids in Orange County, but also shares extensive details about ICE agency, their Memorandum of Agreement with Orange County, and other investigative findings.

The Record of the Newspaper of Record (tags)

Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.

The Tyrant visits Tirana (tags)

Bush is craving after affection. He fully enjoyed his reception without protests in Bulgaria...

France urges RP to back disappearances treaty (tags)

France appealed to the Philippine government to sign and ratify an international treaty on forced disappearances in view of the pending assistance of local authorities by human rights experts from Europe in solving the unabated political killings in the country. French Ambassador to the Philippines Gerard Chesnel yesterday stressed the need for all democratic governments to support the treaty on disappearances, which will criminalize and put an end to rampant state-sanctioned abductions.

RP, Australia sign defense pact (tags)

The Philippines and Australia signed signed a security pact yesterday that will allow the countries’ militaries to hold joint counterterrorism exercises. The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) is the second such agreement entered into by the Philippines. President Arroyo and Australian Prime Minister John Howard witnessed the signing of the agreement by Defense Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. and Australian Minister for Defense Dr. Brendan Nelson. Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo vowed to question SOFA and said that they would press for the public disclosure of all the terms indicated in the agreement. “The VFA has already allowed the year-round presence of American troops. Now, they have the SOFA and they are saying that they are also taking other countries. How many soldiers from foreign countries would be allowed in our country?” he asked. Ocampo said Congress, particularly the committee on foreign affairs, was not informed about the provisions of the agreement.

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.

Elections in RP successful – US (tags)

A US State Department official said yesterday the May 14 elections were generally successful despite reports of violence and fraud. “I know there have been some problems with violence. But I would say overall the elections have been very successful and a real sign that the Philippines has a very well-developed democracy. It has never been an easy process,” Christopher Hill, US State Department assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, said over Radyo ng Bayan. Hill’s observation followed an earlier statement of concern from the US Embassy in Manila on reports of violence in many parts of the country during the elections.

War with Iran : the Correct Political Perspective (tags)

Because of the bitterly partisan and rivalrous degeneration of the American political situation, which is the driving force behind the destruction of the Constitution among other things, I must ask readers to see if it might be possible to hear a person out when there position disagrees with your position, so that perhaps you might even have a chance to consider an issue thoughtfully before making up your mind, which would be a new development in American politics, and might even save the country from further turns towards Caesar, supported by many because of the onrushing disaster.

RP fails to get rating firm’s confidence vote (tags)

THE Philippines failed to secure a confidence vote from one of three important foreign credit-rating companies, after the country’s revenue-generating agencies missed collection targets for the first quarter. In a statement issued Friday night, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said it kept its credit-rating outlook for the country, currently stable, dashing government hopes that the rating company would lift the same to positive.

Bring on the clowns (tags)

We need a laugh

war protest (tags)

end this war or we will

Immigrant Workers Union statement against new immigration proposal (tags)

Immigrant Workers Union denounces the new senate immigration bill for militarizing borders, breaking up families, and criminalizing workers.

URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE IRAQ'S ACADEMICS. (tags)

URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE IRAQ'S ACADEMICS.

Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation (tags)

"On Tuesday, without note in the U.S. media, more than half of the members of Iraq's parliament rejected the continuing occupation of their country. 144 lawmakers signed onto a legislative petition calling on the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal, according to Nassar Al-Rubaie, a spokesman for the Al Sadr movement, the nationalist Shia group that sponsored the petition."

fee fee deflection un luv amerikkkan style pew 1666 pen vain yuk ave (tags)

fee fee deflection un luv amerikkkkant style pew 1666 pen vain yuk ave we know kneeds no 60 million dollarz man sells out you from plutocatZ? we won A democracy no fee free election c senior snores dem ratz follow dem pubic heirs out dada odor.

La Brea Tar Pits: A Metaphor for the America Republic? (tags)

President George W. Bush now has the power, thanks to a mostly cowardly Congress, to declare “Martial Law!” The Defense Authorization Act of 2006 gave him the green light. All he needs is a Reichstag-like incident and our Republic will be history. Like the animals who were trapped in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, it has been sinking for years. Author Chalmers Johnson is convinced the U.S. Empire is headed the way of Greece’s and Rome’s.

1984 (tags)

Ministry of love

Silence the Democrats (tags)

Now

What’s Really in the Flake-Gutierrez (STRIVE) Act? (tags)

Many traditional immigrant rights organizations are putting enormous pressure on grass roots groups to support the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act” (STRIVE). This proposal, put forward by Democrats Jeff Flake (AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (IL), is being presented as a “lesser evil” and “the best we can get”. While on the surface it isn’t as overtly aggressive as Sensenbrenner’s HR4437, this remains an enforcement-first bill and offers little or nothing to immigrant workers and their families. ImmigrantsThis is not what millions of immigrant workers marched for last spring. This is not why hundreds of grass roots organizations were formed across the country in order to fight for unconditional legalization for all.

A tsunami of racism, the political views of Mr Wilders [Dutch MP] (tags)

The political views of Mr G. Wilders, the newly elected Dutch MP, who came into power with 9 seats after the Dutch parliamentary elections dd 2006, are not only being characterized by populism, racism and Islamophobia, also they contain elements, which hold a plea for the foundation of a police-state.

Helen Thomas Compares Bush’s White House to Watergate (tags)

White House reporter, Helen Thomas, gave a talk at McDaniel College, in Westminister, MD, on April 12, 2007. She labeled President George W. Bush Jr. as a very “isolated” individual, and said today’s White House reminded her of “Watergate,” with the “circling the wagons” and “siege” mentality, She denounced the Iraqi War as “illegal, immoral and unconscionable, “and asked: “Why do Americans tolerate such a dumbing down of our country?”

Femicide in the Aftermath of Guatemalan Civil War (tags)

Actress Samantha Mathis discusses violence against women in Guatemala, including the recent increase of murders. This article is adapted from her testimony before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on September 13, 2006.

The Release of Posada Carriles: A BRUTAL REPLY (tags)

George W. Bush is undoubtedly the most genuine representative of a system of terror forced on the world by the technological, economic and political superiority of the most powerful country known to this planet.

Media collaboration with Haiti coup (tags)

A look at how the Haitian private media, the international media and Reporters Without Borders demonized President Aristide in order to justify his overthrow on Feb. 29, 2004.

France : "Let these kids grow up here!" (tags)

"Laissez-les grandir ici!" (Let these kids grow up here!) Here is a short film that has been seen over 80,000 times on the internet and thousands more in cinemas in France, where, through the eyes and voices of children, it questions again the politics of deportation of so-called "illegal" immigrants – this is the midst of the election campaigns. A national petition is gaining momentum and may well gather more signatures than last year's civil disobedience campaign "Nous les prenons sous notre protection" (We will protect them)

Israel call for (tags)

nations to shun peace

bush Regime & Illegals : Arm In Arm They Pulled A Coup (tags)

los angeles mods are racist spic pieces of shit    

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

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

Chinese multinationals and globalization: insights on global business and politics (tags)

gain insights on China and globalization

From George Washington to a Broomstick for a President (tags)

When Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) met with President George W. Bush, in the White House, on Feb. 15, 2007, he got the distinct impression that Bush’s “soul was shut down,” and that on the Iraqi War that his “mind was shut tight.” Non-binding Congressional Resolutions will not stop Bush’s “Surge.” Cutting off funds for the war will. Antiwar activists are showing the way on this issue by taking their campaign directly to the U.S. Congress.

Former RP Defense Chief ; "Don’t tell us how to handle an insurgency’ (tags)

The Philippine lawmaker who was defense minister during martial law said Thursday that he had told a UN human rights investigator to keep out of Manila’s internal affairs. Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile had harsh words for UN special rapporteur Philip Alston, who is probing the wave of hundreds of political murders that have taken place since President Arroyo took office in 2001.

Venezuela's RCTV Acts of Sedition (tags)

Hugo Chavez within the law acting against a flagrant media lawbreaker.

Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)

Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.

Libby’s Trial Crafted to Protect Bush-Cheney Gang (tags)

Instead of going after the cabal that lied the country into the Iraqi War, Special Counsel, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, focused on only one defendant, Irving “Scooter” Libby. He also made sure no conspiracy count was utilized in the indictment against him. V.P. Dick Cheney will not testify at Libby’s trial. Fitzgerald, who has close ties to Rudy Giuliani, will continue to make sure that nothing comes out to hurt the interests of the Bush-Cheney Gang.

Spc. Doug Barber: One Year After His Tragic Suicide-Unaired Interviews (tags)

Two previously unreleased audio interviews with Spc. Douglas Barber, who served in Iraq with the Ohio National Guard. Released to commemorate the one year anniversary of his suicide due to untreated PTSD and overwhelming mental trauma.

Studio City "SAY NO TO ESCALATION!" VIDEO (tags)

3 1/2 minute video of last week's Thursday night rally in Studio City against the surge. IMPEACH chorus line (people holding individual letter signs) moving through intersection...celebs...hot cider...and tons of people and honks. Please view video here, or if it doesn't load, go to YouTube.

Birth of a New Nation (tags)

I want to preach this morning from the subject, "The Birth of a New Nation." And I would like to use as a basis for our thinking together a story that has long since been stenciled on the mental sheets of succeeding generations...

Irrational fear of Cuba dissected (tags)

A Miami Herald commentator, who specializes in bashing Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez travels all the way to India, only to find that Castro and Chavez are very popular there. He tries, but fails, to convince his audiences that live in Venezuela is hell. I analyze his pitiful attempt.

PHILIPPINES - Smith's illegal transfer: Arroyo's judgment will be through the ballots (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today said that the Philippine President Arroyo's numerous crimes against the Constitution and the country's sovereignty, the latest of which is the patently illegal transfer of Smith's custody to the US Embassy, will tried through the ballots in the 2007 elections.

A Very American Coup (tags)

The office of President was not on the ballot in November. Yet it was around that time that a sitting president began to feel the power oozing out of the White House.

Somalia: US Foreign Policy and Gangsterism + Leaked emails (tags)

The failed UN/US intervention of 1993 led directly to the triumph of the warlords, who plundered, raped, and murdered their way through the streets of Mogadishu, the Somalian capital, and reduced the country to Mad Max territory. The same deadly chaos - made in the US - now again foments more hate.

Philippines - 2006 worst year for rights since Marcos (tags)

Political murders in the Philippines reached their highest level in 2006 since the toppling of dictator Ferdinand Marcos more than 20 years ago, human-rights activists say. More than 180 activists—including journalists, human-rights workers, leftwing politicians, trade unionists and lawyers—were assassinated this year for their criticism of those in power, they say. “An average of three extrajudicial killings are occurring every week in the country,” a Canadian human-rights team concluded recently after a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian nation. “A clear pattern of state-perpetrated politically motivated extrajudicial killings” was occurring in the country, the team said.

A Look Back and Ahead in an Age of Neocon Rule (tags)

A review of the past year and review of year ahead.

December 17 Mass Rally in Manila:Unresolved issues justify protest, say bishops (tags)

AJLPP -USA and Philippine news sources reported today that the December 17 prayer rally in Manila will push through. AN “escalation of crises” that the leaders of the country’s Roman Catholic Church can no longer take sitting down prompted the Church to spearhead tomorrow’s planned huge prayer rally at Manila’s Rizal Park. News reports also confirmed that top officials of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines yesterday rebuffed calls from administration stalwarts for them to abandon the rally at the Quirino Grandstand in the wake of the decision by Ms Arroyo’s allies to scrap plans to convene a constituent assembly. The CBCP secretary general, Msgr. Juanito Figura, said the CBCP could no longer ignore the escalating problems facing the country, including the questions surrounding President Macapagal-Arroyo’s disputed victory in the 2004 elections. Figura specifically cited the “Garci” tapes, which set off the election controversy, the P728-million fertilizer fund scam and the so-called Mayuga report on the alleged involvement of military officials in election fraud as among the issues unresolved to this day. “The Church cannot play blind, deaf and mute to the sufferings that these issues have brought,” Figura said in a press conference.

Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)

Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.

L.A. Area Organizations Issue Declaration For Human Rights For Immigrants (tags)

Los Angeles, CA…..December 13, 2006 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) led a coalition of 18 human rights, defense and religious organizations that have signed the "Declaration of Los Angeles," approved by the Los Angeles City Council today.

Mythic Figures Spooking Dubya (tags)

President George W. Bush, the quintessential warmonger, is on the defensive! If you look close enough, you can see the fear in his eyes. Since 2005, Cindy Sheehan, an “Earth Mother,” has been challenging him to a face-to-face meeting. The cowardly Bush has declined. Meanwhile, other splendid activists, like the “Hero/Patriot” from the mythic past, are demanding the impeachment by the U.S. Congress of both Bush and V. P. Dick Cheney.

Pentagon: Up ante in Iraq (tags)

Looks like Emperor Bush just wants to keep his head in the sand!!!!

The End of the Bush Dynasty (tags)

How George Bush hastened the demise of the Bush family political dynasty.

More Philippine troops sent to hunt for Janjalani, JI operatives (tags)

News sources and the Philippine military said Tuesday it will send another 2,000 troops to Jolo to bolster a US-backed four-month offensive to capture the country's top terror suspects. According ot news sources, about 6,000 Army troops and Marines have been searching for Indonesians Umar Patek and Dulmatin, suspected members of the Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah network, who fled to the southern Philippines after allegedly plotting the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, Abu Sayyaf leader Khadaffy Janjalani since August 2006.

The Spirit of Resistance in Mexico City (tags)

Opposition in the Mexico City streets against electoral fraud and decades of abuse and injustice

Campaign to free Dame Dieng, a young computer genius imprisoned in Senegal (tags)

Dame Dieng is 21 and has been arrested without any valid explanation, the Senegalese police invented the same old insult and threat known for centuries stuff when they invaded the political opponent, Idrissa Seck, headquarters where Dame Dieng happened to be, he had been recruited by this contradictor to the authoritarian Wade regime after having worked for a newspaper’s website and proved there his incredible gifts for computer matters.

NOAM CHOMSKY AND GILBERT ACHCAR'S NEW BOOK - PERILOUS POWER (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S DISASTROUS POLICIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

New Children's Book Teaches Intolerance & Xenophobia (tags)

Reported by Marie Therese - November 29, 2006

White Supremacist Tancredo calls Miami a ” Third World” Country (tags)

Crooks and Liars is carrying a report on this scumbag's racist, hate filled National Alliance / National Vanguard / Save Our State / Minutemen / Klu Klux Klan spew.

Iraq conquest longer in duration than WWII (tags)

Iraq conquest longer in duration than WWII

EVA GOLINGER'S NEW BOOK - BUSH VS. CHAVEZ (tags)

HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE HUGO CHAVEZ

Kathy Kelly to James Baker: “Tell the Truth about Iraq!” (tags)

Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kathy Kelly, gave a talk at the UMBC campus, on Nov. 20, 2006. She mocked the ex-Secretary of State, James Baker, for saying he wasn’t going to “wring his hands” about past mistakes in Iraq. Baker heads up the so-called “Iraq Study Group.” Kelly roared: “We will wring our hands! One of the ways to stop this next war is to tell the truth about this war. And, it’s not going to be such a pleasant mirror to look into.”

Why? (tags)

Why are these guys...

THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE (tags)

THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY

ACTION ALERT: PUT A HALT TO THE ISRAELI MASSACRES IN THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES. (tags)

TO SEND CFL’S PREWRITTEN LETTER TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS CLICK HERE… http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/CFLWeb/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5863

US to screen all who enter, leave country (tags)

Mary Robinson Spotlights Human Rights Abuses in Darfur (tags)

Before the word “Feminist” became fashionable, Mary Robinson, a Barrister, legislator and educator, was shaking up the “conservative” establishment in the Republic of Ireland. After serving a term as its first female President, she became the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights. Today, human rights, on a global scale, is her cause. On Nov. 1, 2006, in a lecture at Adelphi, MD, she exposed human rights atrocities in Darfur and elsewhere.

Stop Illegal Republicans! (tags)

China requires high court OK for death sentences (tags)

American continues to be a bigger, meaner, and eviler police state. China at least takes a step in the right direction

Lieberman’s Electoral Fate Tests Power of Wirepullers (tags)

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, the ultra Iraqi War Hawk, is up for reelection in Connecticut on Nov. 7th. He lost the Democratic primary, but has re-created himself as an Independent. Ned Lamont is his opponent. If Lieberman can be defeated, it will be a blow to the Wirepullers and also an opportunity for antiwar forces to reshape the new Congress, which may lead to impeachment proceedings, in 2007, against both George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

"Iraqis were better off under Saddam" (tags)

All development inthe country point to the US failure in Iraq.. What we're witnessing is that victory for the US-whatever that may mean-is just an exaggerated dream.

Racism in the North (tags)

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The Rise and Fall of the UN (tags)

One’s opinion of the United Nations reveals a lot about political consciousness; and because perception is usually based on experience, it’s only natural that people from different countries have opposing views about the UN and its pillar institutions— the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). In the United States, familiarity of the UN is limited to vague notions of ‘international democracy’ and ‘peacekeeping’, words that inspire the noblest of intentions; the World Bank and IMF on the other hand are institutions that invoke little reaction among the US public. How and by whom the UN was formed, whose interests it serves, and the actual history of its ‘peacekeeping’ missions are all things rarely examined. It is the purpose of this essay to look at the formation and development of the UN, and in so doing, attempt to show the evolution of the capitalistic system itself, which was ‘reborn’ upon the back of these hardly-neutral organizations.

POLLUTION OF THE MIND, THE WILLIE LYNCH SYNDROME (tags)

There is something wrong with the picture. The high incarceration rate of blacks, drug and alcohol addiction, black on black crime, the soaring rate of black students being suspended from school, expelled or dropping out. Why is this? Some would lead you to believe that this is typical behavior related to the Black race. To understand the present, we must and can not ignore the past.

New Expose´of ExxonMobil, "Out of Balance" Released (tags)

Joe Public Films releases new documentary, "Out of Balance" about ExxonMobil

Kevin Tillman an ex-terrorist sees the light and joins the anti-war movement (tags)

A member of the world’s largest terrorist organization admits he was wrong and joints the anti-war movement.

Iraq’s Health Ministry Directed to Withhold Mortality Figures to United Nations (tags)

News Item: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki’s office has instructed Iraq’s Health Ministry to stop providing mortality figures to the U.N. in an attempt to keep the number of civilian war dead a secret. This comes in the wake of an American epidemiologist study which indicates that 650,000 more people have died since the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq than would have died without the invasion. I have come into possession of a letter from U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, to the Iraqi Prime Minister on how to deal with this subject. Here is the letter.

The Financial Crisis of the IMF (tags)

The IMF is an extremely undemocratic system. Instead of one country-one vote, the good capitalist principle one dollar-one vote was in effect from the beginning. Whoever paid most had the most votes and the greatest influence.

Behind the love/hate relationship of China and the U.S. (tags)

A zealous distrust of China is something most American’s learn at an early age. The lessons include stunning visuals of atrocities, complete with attacks on helpless Tibetan monks and nuns, fearless democracy-seeking students staring down advancing tanks, and innumerable horrors of life within the totalitarian ‘communist’ society (yes they are still calling themselves that, and yes our government still clings to the word— as an abusive epithet— in a McCarthy-like attempt to browbeat). China cannot be defended if one is on the side of democracy, equality, and freedom, but neither can many of the US’ allies, past and present, who’ve had similar records (the US itself is looking more and more like China every day). Because China is outside the domain of US dominance, it is viewed as a competitor, and a threat; therefore, Chinese human-rights violations are a god-send for the White House PR staff, who look for any reason to conjure fear and create misgivings towards a country who, for purely economic reasons, is the prime candidate to face the US in World War III.

AJLPP-USA Condemns Arroyo’s Brazen Puppetry to US Imperialism and Attacks against People’s (tags)

Pundits and blind defenders of imperial America have it all wrong: the DPRK is simply trying to defend itself from the bellicose saber-rattling that the US imperialists have directed at them and other countries and nations asserting their national sovereignty and refusing to submit to US dictates. We should not be afraid of anti-imperialist countries like the DPRK. Rather, we should link arms with all peoples, nations and countries opposed to the world’s common enemy – US imperialism

APPO Comunicado, October 13, 2006 (tags)

The federal government is preparing a massacre against the People of Oaxaca. Thousands of military units are already in the state, hundreds of bulldozers have arrived, helicopters, tactical reconnaissance planes, warships, planes, and even a bomber! This is the response from a fascist government to a rebellious and dignified people. They think that in this way they will bring the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO, by its spanish initials) to its knees, that with this they will scare the people of Oaxaca, they believe they can impose themselves once again, at whatever cost, on a people who have already awakened. They want to put an end to the struggle and resistance of the Oaxacan people in order to implement the economic plans they promised to their imperialist bosses.

AJLPP-USA Condemns Arroyo’s Brazen Puppetry to US Imperialism and Attacks against People’s (tags)

Pundits and blind defenders of imperial America have it all wrong: the DPRK is simply trying to defend itself from the bellicose saber-rattling that the US imperialists have directed at them and other countries and nations asserting their national sovereignty and refusing to submit to US dictates. We should not be afraid of anti-imperialist countries like the DPRK. Rather, we should link arms with all peoples, nations and countries opposed to the world’s common enemy – US imperialism.

South Korea: Sex industry a 21 BILLION dollar a year industry (tags)

Exploitation of women in the sex trade industry

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.

Beyond the Border, Sharing Responsibility for Immigration (tags)

A public forum designed to empower and inspire people to take responsibility for creating a fair, sustainable, environmentally friendly development plan with Mexico. Doing so addresses a solution to the root cause of illegal immigration.

Hidden Costs of the Iraqi War Exposed (tags)

As of Oct. 3, 2006, the Iraqi War has led to the deaths of 2,720 U.S. military personnel, cost taxpayers $331.1 billion, while Iraqi civilian casualties are estimated at over 100,000. However, there are also “hidden costs” to this awful conflict. Some were revealed at a Capitol Hill “Iraq Forum” on Sept. 26, 2006. They are the costs to the children of Iraq; to the Iraqi War Veterans; and to the American taxpayers, who are stuck with the tab, while other economic and social priorities go unanswered.

AFGHANISTAN - THE OTHER LOST WAR (tags)

HOW THE US PLUNDERED AFGHANISTAN IN THE NAME OF LIBERATION

JOURNALISM, WALL STREET JOURNAL-STYLE (tags)

HOW THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAVAGES HUGO CHAVEZ

IMperialism 101 - The US Addiction to War, Mayhem and Madness - Part II (tags)

HOW THE US PURSUES ITS IMPERIAL AGENDA

Bush wants a bloodbath in Baghdad (tags)

Increasingly desperate over the deteriorating situation in Iraq, the Bush administration is demanding that the US-installed government in Baghdad support a savage intensification of repression or give way to a dictatorial regime that will.

IMF out of the Philippines and South countries now, protesters demand (tags)

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) together with the World Bank in Singapore, the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and other civil society organizations blame “the Fund” for being the single most influential factor for the worsening poverty in the Philippines and other countries in the South.

IMPERIALISM 101 - THE US ADDICTION TO WAR, MAYHEM AND MADNESS - PART I (tags)

THE US HISTORICAL PURSUIT OF GLOBAL DOMINANCE

U.S.-led coalition losing Afghanistan (tags)

Time to "cut and run" - Almost five years after a U.S.-led coalition attacked Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, experts warn that the country is slipping away.

Zimbabwe and Pan-African Liberation (tags)

An interview with Netfa Freeman, just returned from Zimbabwe

Lebanon in Context: An Interview with Bilal El-Amine (tags)

The heart of why Israel is such a source of instability and wars in the region is because its very foundation was at the cost of hundreds of thousands of people - Israel was founded on stolen land and it is in continuous confrontation with all of the people around it. We have to find a way of removing that source of friction and aggression and the only way is to address the Palestinian question and all of the outlying problems that have developed from that, including Israel's occupation of Syrian and Lebanese land.

Soldier at Camp Casey turns self in at Ft Hood (tags)

http://www.ivaw.net http://www.gsfp.org http://www.codepinkalert.org http://www.couragetoresist.org

September 2006: National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

COURAGE AND RESISTANCE IN OAXACA AND MEXICO CITY (tags)

THE SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE IN MEXICO TODAY

CUBA UNDER CASTRO (tags)

WHAT FIDEL CASTRO HAS DONE FOR THE PEOPLE OF CUBA

ALTERNATIVES TO THE COLLAPSED WTO DOHA ROUND TALKS (tags)

ALTERNATIVES TO THE FAILED WTO WORLD TRADE MODEL.

Valley Park, PA enacts Joe Turner's/SOS law (tags)

Valley Park, Pensylvannia follows lead on illegal alien law; same law close to passage in several California cities

Kevin Zeese: Attack on Iran May Lead to WWIII! (tags)

Takoma, Maryland’s City Hall was the scene for a lively discussion on Middle East issues, on Aug. 17, 2006. Kevin Zeese, the “Unity candidate” for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, and one of the panelists, said Israel’s attack on Lebanon was premeditated and that an attack on Iran might lead to WWIII. Noura Erakat said Lebanon had been devastated ‘on a humanitarian level” by Israel’s War Machine. She also denounced Israel as an “Apartheid state.”

Permanent Goodbye to US (tags)

"Sometimes you get your best light from a burning bridge" - Don Henley, "My Thanksgiving" CARACAS - It was about a week before I left the United States forever that I watched Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. tell Charlie Rose something all of us already know in our hearts. "Today," he said, "the United States is hated around the world far worse than it was at the height of the Vietnam War." I remember the Vietnam War. I will never forget it.

Jan 1, 2007 - The police state takes a huge step (tags)

Passports needed to enter and leave the USA from ANY country including Mexico and Canada! Heil Hitler!!! Heil Bush!! The police state is here!

VENEZUELA LEADING THE RACE FOR THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT (tags)

VENEZUELA AHEAD IN RACE FOR UN LATIN AMERICAN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT

Filipinos Protests US-Israel Agression vs Lebanon and Palestine (tags)

Tracing a Trail of Destruction: Report from Lebanon, August 13, 2006 (tags)

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The wounds of war were evident shortly after we crossed the Syria-Lebanon border at 1130 in the morning on August 12. At Haissa, about three kilometers from the Dabboussiyeh border crossing, we come across the ruins of a bridge hit by Israeli war planes just the day before. Villagers tell us 12 people were killed and 10 wounded, all civilians.

ISRAEL MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS INTERNATION LAW VIOLATIONS (tags)

ISRAEL'S WAR OF ILLEGAL AGGRESSION AGAINST PALESTINE AND LEBANON

La Migra wants snitches (tags)

Isn't this what Hitler did? Turn in a Jew for a cash reward? Now George W. Hitler says turn in a Mexican and get a cash reward. Gee how history repeats its self!

A victory for legalized gambling??? (tags)

Fast forward: Antigua and Barbuda, population 69,000, is winning. The case has become an embarrassment to Washington, one that could result in economic pain. It isn't quite over, but the world's only superpower may have to capitulate to a country whose entire population could easily fit into the Rose Bowl.

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

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

Cease-Fire Now! Take Emergency Action (tags)

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

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

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

Rice's Fallacy (tags)

What if Israel can't win militarily?

THE CRIME OF LEBANON AND PALESTINE - ARE IRAN AND SYRIA NEXT? - PART II (tags)

ISRAEL'S US FUNDED AND SUPPORTED WAR ON LEBANON AND PALESTINE - PART II

FILIPINAS EVERYWHERE (tags)

In the light of the profound economic and political crisis in the Philippines today, what could be the significance of celebrating the one-hundred year anniversary of the coming of Filipino contract labor to Hawaii? Are Filipinos the new compradors for the militarist U.S. Empire? Or are they harbingers of a new generation of combatants from the oppressed communities? At the turn of the century, the revolutionary organizer Rosa Luxemburg elegized the dismal plight of the subjugated natives. Today, US Special Forces are back to reconquer the neocolony, with the natives no longer smiling, now up in arms, united with people of color in Venezuela, Palestine, Hawaii, Nepal, Mexico, and other battlefronts of our beleaguered planet. Whither the Filipino diaspora?

Appeasement 2006: Europe capitulates to American-Israeli aggression (tags)

The international conference in Rome held Wednesday to address the crisis precipitated by the Israeli attack on Lebanon ended without a call for a ceasefire. According to numerous press accounts, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stood virtually alone in opposing any language in the conference statement suggesting that the Israeli onslaught, which has already caused close to 500 civilian deaths and destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, should be ended any time soon.

THE CRIME OF LEBANON AND PALESTINE - ARE IRAN AND SYRIA NEXT? (tags)

ISRAEL'S US FUNDED AND SUPPORTED WAR ON LEBANON AND PALESTINE

Lebanese Devastated In All Sorts of Ways (tags)

BEIRUT, Jul 23 (IPS) - Much of Beirut is a devastated city, infrastructure in many areas lies in a shambles after the Israeli bombing. But the Lebanese are also just feeling devastated.

PART 1: World War III - what, me worry? (tags)

By Chan Akya

The real aims of the US-backed Israeli war against Lebanon (tags)

As the onslaught against Lebanon enters its tenth day, Israeli troops are poised for a full-scale invasion that has been prepared by murderous aerial bombardment, and the far-reaching imperialist aims of the war have become all too clear.

Note from Lebanon (tags)

by Rania Masri

A Nice Mess Our President Has Made for US (tags)

This is not a smart guy, or even a dummy fronting for a bunch of smart guys. This is an idiot who is listening to a bunch of idiots.

Using the force of government to put your competitors out of business. (tags)

The City Council will be asked to approve a restriction that would "effectively kill" popular country stores in many east Mesa mobile-home and RV parks, says a manager of the weekly marketplaces.

LA Based Pandemic Studios Creates Videogame with Venezuela Invasion Theme (tags)

"Mercenaries 2: World in Flames," created by Los Angeles based Pandemic/Bioware Studios, simulates a mercenary invasion of Venezuela in the year 2007. Pandemic is a subcontractor for the US Army and CIA funded Institute for Creative Technologies, which uses Hollywood techniques to mount war simulations in California's high desert in order to conduct military training. "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" simulates destruction in downtown Caracas, and promises to leave no part of Venezuela untouched.

The Second American Revolution : Washington and Iran (tags)

A repeat of that Terri Schiavo business from a while back, as once again Washington takes on a great humanitarian cause to save the life of a vegetable.

Is the Arab Spring turning to Dust under Israeli Bombardment? BACKFIRE (tags)

Some press reports suggest, moreover, that a lot of Lebanese, seeing their capital under attack from Israel, are rallying behind Hizbullah. Even many formerly pro-American Christian Lebanese are deeply upset that Bush seemed to say it was all right for the Israelis to bomb their civilian airport and blockade the whole country. If the country goes to new elections, the results could be quite different this time.

The Second American Revolution : Capitalism, Proverbs and Parables (tags)

I will speak to them in parables (sound bites). I will reveal to them mysteries and the secret things which have been kept hidden from them for long ages past. A revolution is a propaganda war and it the decisive battles are not fought with guns.

The Ancient Redwoods: Witnesses to a Fading Republic (tags)

The Ancient Redwoods are older by centuries than the American Republic itself. They are found only in the northwest coastal region of the nation. They have witnessed this country’s birth struggle, its awful Civil War, its rapacious expansion westward, and now, finally, its imperial hubris and rapid decline. By the time the Bush-Cheney Gang gets done ripping the country off (aided by complicit Democrats), the Republic will be a fading memory.

A Soldier's View: Forgotton Sacrifice (tags)

This commentary on America today was written by U.S. Air Force Captain F. John Duresky, currently stationed in Iraq. It was published in The Washington Post on July 5, 2006.

Human rights in RP alarming — Oslo (tags)

A ranking Norwegian Foreign Ministry official has expressed alarm over the rise in political killings in the Philippines, describing the human rights situation in the country as “very difficult.” Speaking before a conflict and development seminar on the Philippines last June 20 in Oslo, Tore Hattrem, director general of the Section of Peace and Reconciliation of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, noted that the situation has stalled peace negotiations between the Arroyo administration and local communist rebels.

Becky Johnson gets trashed by the JTR (tags)

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

Philippines: Freedom from Gloria, Freedom from tyranny (tags)

One hundred and eight years ago, the Filipinos, declared independence from the oppressive control of the Spaniards, today AKBAYAN declares freedom from a homegrown tyrannical regime. "Taking into account the fact that the people of this country are already tired of bearing the exploitative rule of the elites led by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), we say we have had enough of GMA," said AKBAYAN President Ronald Llamas today as the group joins protest actions in celebration of Independence Day.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL CALLS HUGO CHAVEZ A THREAT TO WORLD PEACE (tags)

RESPONSE TO WALL STREET JOURNAL LIES ABOUT HUGO CHAVEZ

Dixie Chicks Headed This Way (tags)

Headed this way - - the legendary Dixie Chicks.

Leftist solon gets green light to leave RP (tags)

REPRESENTATIVE Satur Ocampo finally got the green light to board his flight to Frankfurt Friday night after the Department of Justice (DoJ) allowed him to leave the country. "The Arroyo government tried but failed to stop me from going to Geneva,” said Ocampo, who has been accused of plotting a coup against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

It’s Time to Fire Congressman David Dreier and Hire Cynthia Matthews (tags)

The stage is set in California’s 26th Congressional District to fire right wing conservative GOP representative David Dreier and replace the 13-term incumbent with Democratic nominee Cynthia Rodriquez Matthews. In 2004 she came within less than 10% of defeating David Dreier, one of the most highly funded GOP members of the House. She spent only $35,000 compared to Dreier’s $3.5 million. She hopes for victory in 2006.

Young People of America...Rise Up and Rebel! (tags)

...what the soldier is never told is that as a result of having gone to war there is a reasonable likelihood that he will struggle until the day he dies with nightmares depicting the horrors of war, the unrelenting grief, bitterness and resentment, despair, depression, and the anger that will have taken possession of his life...

Navajo says evictions of farmers from urban farm sends a message (tags)

" Klee Benally, Navajo from Arizona, was at South Central Farm and said the creation of this oasis - an urban garden - and the arrests and evictions should send a signal to Indian country and the nation. "

COMMENTS ON JOHN PILGER'S NEW BOOK FREEDOM NEXT TIME (tags)

PILGER'S ACCOUNT OF COURAGEOUS PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR THEIR FREEDOM

Black Country Artist to Play L.A. (tags)

Female African American country singer and songwriter will perform at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center with America's only touring African American Rodeo.

When People Become Commodities (tags)

By Jonathan Rowe

Ralph Nader: “Americans Need Moral Courage!” (tags)

Ralph Nader spoke at a campaign rally, in Baltimore, MD, on behalf of Kevin Zeese, who’s running as an Independent for a U.S. Senate seat. Nader called his former press secretary, “a great candidate.” An activist’s activist, Nader said a vast majority of Americans need a dose of “moral courage.” They have allowed “a few,” to rule over the many. “Democracy,” Nader said, “isn’t a slogan. People need to get motivated, show up and get organized.”

Kevin Zeese: “Both Parties Selling Country to Highest Bidder!” (tags)

Kevin Zeese, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland, accused both parties, Democrats and Republicans, of “selling the country to the highest bidder.” He spoke at a Forum, in Baltimore, MD, on June 4, 2006. Zeese emphasized the importance of breaking the straightjacket the two parties have on the voters in order to give them a real choice. Zeese also underscored that our fragile environment is headed for a global disaster, unless serious policy changes are made within the next five to ten years.

CBCP head condemn killings (tags)

Pesante-USA published the CBCP Statement that condemns the extra-judicial killings that already victimized 75 people this year alone---The president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has expressed alarm over the spate of abductions and killings that has swept the country. In a statement issued today, Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo described the said incidence as "a sad commentary of our country and government which want to abolish death penalty." Saying that the cases of killings are "alarming," Lagdameo stressed it is not right that people be killed "simply because they have different 'political beliefs' or are suspected of being 'subversive' or plotting against the government."

SHAM US PROPOSAL TO IRAN EVOKES MEMORIES OF PAST SIMILIAR ONES (tags)

US PROPOSAL TO IRAN IS A SHAMELESS HOAX

"May Day, I Repeat, May Day," Say Vets! (tags)

No wonder why vets are now organizing and screaming “Mayday, Mayday!” And if you really think about it, could there possibly be any better reason to fly our American flags upside down?

Senate Passes The Temporary Guest Workers Program (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) learned today, May 27 through news sources that the US Senate finally passed by a vote of 62-36 votes, the temporary guest workers program or the Immigration Reform Overhaul Bill after more than a week of debate

GOVERNMENT Lula: The NEOLIBERAL GOVERNMENT THAT WORKED? (tags)

Ivo Lesbaupin is a sociologist and professor of the School of Social Service of the UFRJ. He studied at a Dominican seminary, contemporary of frei Beto, frei Tito and others.

Turner Complains:Son's School Hurt by Immigrants (tags)

Joe Turner interview in "Hoy": Complains about his son's school having Mexicans. Translated from Spanish.

Burning the American Flag because of What it Represents (tags)

The Senate will soon debate an amendment to ban flag-burning. As long as the U.S. flag represents a nation bent on dominating the world regardless of the human and economic costs, people both here and abroad will continue to burn it. Where there is oppressions there is always resistance.

US-Arroyo Regime’s Sell-Out of People’s Resources to Foreign Mining Corporations Most Desp (tags)

Pesante-USA supports the stand of a growing number of Filipinos and the Catholic Church which has been crusading against opening the country to foreign mining companies. They are correct in saying that mining would only lead to the further destruction of the environment, the exploitation of indigenous people and communities, and eventually the massive loss of other sources of livelihood in the surrounding areas.

FEAR OF A BROWN AMERICA! (tags)

There are forces at work in this nation that dread the growth of a BrownAmerica (even if over a third of this country was originally Mexican territory!).

DAY OF OUT(R)AGE AGAINST TELCOS—MAY 24TH (tags)

SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TV—SUPPORT INTERNET ‘NET NEUTRALITY’—AND STOP THE PHONE COMPANIES’ “TECHNOLOGY REDLING” OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES! Wednesday May 24th—Protests planned at phone company offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities to expose efforts by the phone companies to push legislation that could end the Internet as we know it, increase the digital-divide through redlining—and destroy Public Access TV! For more information, or to organize action in your town, go to www.saveaccess.org —or email Info@saveaccess.org

Travis Morales Responds to Bush's Speech on Immigration (tags)

Bush is treating the southern border area as a war zone where the military must be used against starving people who are crossing the border to survive! No, no, no!

Bush’s immigration speech—an appeal to militarism and reaction (tags)

The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the vicious anti-immigrant policy put forward by President George W. Bush in his speech from the White House Oval Office Monday night. We condemn as well the craven response of the Democratic Party, which embraced in all essentials the administration’s attacks on millions of immigrant workers living and working in the US. Bush’s speech was ignorant, short-sighted and reactionary. While crafted with the short-term goal of satisfying both the prejudices of the Republican Party’s extreme right-wing base and the profit interests of the American Manufacturers Association, the proposals outlined by the US president have far-reaching and ominous implications.

Mother's Day Proclamation - 1870 (tags)

by Julia Ward Howe

Quotations from Israel’s leaders: (tags)

"From the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks".

Third Reich Tyrants (tags)

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Minutemen, protesters square off at Capitol (tags)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Illegal immigration protesters wrapped up a cross-country caravan on Friday with a rally in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, as immigrant-rights activists chanted for them to "go away."

A Review of Immigration Proposals in Congress (tags)

A Choice Between Bad and Worse: Why We Can't Compromise on Immigration Legislation

The Price of the Ticket (tags)

The Price of the Ticket Immigrants on the march today threaten to go the way of the Irish, the Italian and the Jewish: they may pay the price of the ticket for American citizenship by yielding to a racial hierarchy that leaves Blacks at the bottom.

Journalism 101: LA Times parrots for ExxonMobil/CIA in regards to Bolivia (tags)

The LA Times maintains it's edge as corporate cheerleader.

A Letter of Thanks from an Undocumented Immigrant (tags)

Hello Friends, First of all, I would like to take the opportunity to THANK everyone who supported the marches and the boycott on behalf of all my immigrant sisters and brothers.

EVO MORALES' COURAGEOUS MOVE NOW MAKES HIM A US TARGET ALONG WITH HUGO CHAVEZ (tags)

EVO MORALES' DECISION TO SERVE INTERESTS OF HIS PEOPLE AHEAD OF THOSE OF US NOW MAKES HIM A US TARGET.

May Day 2006: The Crack in the Cosmic Egg (tags)

Anti-Pundit Geof Bard's Notes from the Anti-Fascist Underground Pacific Coast, Americas

COMMENTS ON NOAM CHOMSKY'S NEW BOOK - FAILED STATES (tags)

CHOMSKY SHOWS HOW THE US HAS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A FAILED STATE

MAY DAY, a day of class struggle! (tags)

Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee Statement on May Day 2006

France: Government launches assault on immigrants (tags)

A demonstration called by a broad alliance of anti-racist organisations has been called in Paris today, assembling at the Place de la République at 2 p.m. The French government has launched a major racist offensive against immigrants. Despite the tenacity and extent of the protest movement against the First Job Contract (CPE—giving employers the right to fire young workers at will), which continued throughout February, March and much of April and witnessed days of action bringing up to 3 million university and high school students and workers onto the streets, the government is continuing its programme of reactionary legislation with the Immigration Bill. This bill, which will greatly increase the social and job insecurity of immigrants, is to be put before parliament May 2, without any disruption in its parliamentary schedule.

HOSTILE TAKEOVER - THE CORPORATE CONTROL OF SOCIETY AND HUMAN LIFE (tags)

HOW PREDATORY GIANT CORPORATIONS DESTROY SOCIETY AND PEOPLE

Mexican Concentration Camps (tags)

How will the American government deport 4 million illegal immigrants?

letter to president (tags)

wake up call

Protest Bush Visit to Indian Wells this Saturday (tags)

Bush will attend a Republican National Committee fundraiser at the Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells on Saturday, April 22.

US PLANNING FOURTH ATTEMPT TO OUST HUGO CHAVEZ (tags)

US PLANS NOW UNDERWAY TO OUST VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ

Marching Against Law and Common Sense (tags)

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Roger Mahony Is the Anti-Christ (tags)

The below is a copy of an email that an SOS support sent to Cardinal Roger Mahony.

A Citizens Letter (tags)

A reminder to taxpaying citizens of who really holds the influence and power in America.

The Power of Latinos (tags)

In the last weeks, the sleeping giant of American politics has growled: the young immigrant generation, the Latino population. E pluribus Unum - one out of many - is the national motto of the US inscribed on all kinds of public buildings.

Manifest Destiny Redux (tags)

The solution to our immigration problem is right under our noses. Annex Mexico and incorporate it into the United States.

Bush's Act of Treason (tags)

The president and his crazed gang of warmongers have put America gravely at risk by threatening first use of nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear power.

A call for Street & Graffiti Artists (tags)

This is a call for all Graffiti Artists, Taggers and Writers, to show their solidarity with the Immigration and Workers Movement by adding Unete/Join Us, 1 de Mayo, May 1st, or anything similar, to all their pieces in the up-coming weeks leading up to May Day. We need your help getting the message out to the masses.

liberty (tags)

liberty for all

SEP candidate in California: Extend full rights to all immigrants! (tags)

The following is a statement issue by John Burton, SEP candidate for Congress, 29th District of California During the past week, millions of immigrants, documented and undocumented, have taken to the streets throughout the country to demonstrate their opposition to the punitive and repressive anti-immigrant legislation being debated by the US Congress. Thousands of students, outraged by the injustices being perpetrated against their parents, friends, relatives and neighbors, have walked out of their schools and marched in support of immigrants’ democratic rights. As a socialist candidate for the US House of Representatives, I support the full extension of democratic rights to all immigrants, regardless of how they entered the country.

Wage war on poverty, not immigrants (tags)

"Si se puede!" Yes we can. They marched by the hundreds of thousands in Los Angeles, by the tens of thousands in Milwaukee, in Phoenix, in New York. Across the country, Hispanics dramatically entered what has been an increasingly ugly debate about immigration in this country.

Nader -- Bush's Divorce from Reality (tags)

author: Ralph Nader CounterPunch March 25 / 26, 2006 Impeachment or Resignation: Pick Your Poison

Direct Action. (tags)

Commentary on US justice movements.

New American Org. Appeals to World to Help Save Democracy in the U.S. (tags)

If groups like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) use American government money—and a big dose of hypocrisy—to subvert democracy abroad, the International Endowment for Democracy (IED) hopes to use foreign monies to help build a real democracy in the country that needs it most, the U.S.A.

WAR MAKING 101 - A USER'S MANUAL (tags)

HOW THE US IS MOVING FROM A REPUBLIC TO TYRANNY

“We are Human Beings” Enrique Morones on the New Movement to Defend Immigrants (tags)

An interview with Enrique Morones, bane of the Minutemen, Border Angel and member of the Buenas Noches Brigade.

The problem with Israel. (tags)

Its problems are becoming our problems.

In the Crosshairs of Preventive War (tags)

March 2006 Update of Bush Pre-emptive War National Security Strategy Targets Iran: An Interview with Preventive Warriors director Michael Burns www.preventivewarriors.com

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition: Update on Anti-War Protests (tags)

Tens of thousands will protest in hundreds of local and regional actions on the third anniversary of the Iraq war

When Propaganda Controls America’s Thinking (tags)

Propaganda is a science. No one knows that better than the Bush-Cheney Gang. It cleverly used every scare tactic and lie available to con the country into the Iraqi War. In the Dubai port deal, those same kinds of ruses were turned against it. George Bush was hoisted up on his own petard. The great Oswald Spengler reminds us of how the Media can influence us, via repetition, into believing any kind of lie. Now, will the U.S. be lied into a war with Iran?

BTL:Poll Finds U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Overwhelmingly Favor Withdrawal Within a Year (tags)

Interview with Kelly Dougherty, cofounder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Veteran Says - Dishonorable Commander and Chief (tags)

author: Joseph DuRocher e-mail:e-mail: PDJWD@aol.com A Veteran's Letter to the President: "I Return Enclosed the Symbols of My Years of Service"

CLOSING HAITI'S "OPEN VEINS" - RENE PREVAL'S IMPOSSIBLE MISSION (tags)

Exposing the lies and deception in the corporate media

Gran Marcha 2006 (tags)

LA Coalition to Stage Mass Protest on March 25, 2006 Against HR4437 Sensenbrenner Immigration Bill in Downtown Los Angeles and support a comprehensive immigration reform provision that leads to permanent residency and no more border fences and or heightened border security

2005 Warmest Year in Over a Century (tags)

The year 2005 was the warmest year in over a century, according to NASA scientists studying temperature data from around the world.

General Michel Aoun to ‘Monday Morning’: (tags)

He has the gift of facilitating matters. With him formalities and ceremonial go by the board. The conversation is quickly under way with the “General” at his residence in Rabiyé, which was thronged with young people and retired Army officers who remain devoted to him. There, one found those who had remained faithful to him, who had waited patiently for 15 years for his return from exile. I saw myself propelled back 16 years to Baabda Palace, with the same images and sensations. But that was another time and place. The general himself seemed unchanged: as feisty as ever, the eternal resistance fighter. He has changed in one way, as he himself said: he has learned to be patient, to move slowly, which for him, unfortunately, is a waste of time. He has great aspirations for Lebanon, which still has much to learn in terms of democracy, human rights and the building of nations.

To bury the truth, GMA killed Philippine democracy (tags)

25 February 2006 AKBAYAN Party today denounced anew GMA's declaration of a State of National Emergency, saying that the draconian measures that the government imposed yesterday completely exposed the despotic inclinations of the ruling regime. "Yesterday's events were the last of the jigsaw pieces that revealed in full GMA's intention to rule the country through a dictatorship. What she has done is an insult not only to the millions of Filipinos who risked their lives to peacefully dismantle the Marcos dictatorship, but also to a world that was moved and inspired by the strength of our love for democracy and freedom. The dark days of Martial Law have been resurrected and they will haunt us as long as President GMA is in power and as long as systemic changes and democratic reforms are not in place," AKBAYAN Rep. Mayong Aguja said. "Just so she could evade the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy, the President is willing to destroy the already shaky democratic structures of the country."

“Best Director” Oscar for Ports Brouhaha Production (tags)

The Iraqi War has been raging for over three years with hardly a peep out of the Congress and/or the Media. Now, a deal which would permit an Arab-owned company to manage stevedore operations in six U.S. ports has sent both into a feeding frenzy. Why? The U.S. Coast Guard is in charge of security at the ports, not the stevedoring outfit. Whoever is behind this ports brouhaha affair deserves an Oscar nomination for - “best director!”

WHAT THE PRICE OF GOLD MAY BE TELLING US (tags)

A political commentary on why gold prices are rising.

Democrats in Congress Show Why They are so Useless (tags)

The supposed party of opposition is all worked up and ready to do battle over the silliest of things, while the whole country goes to hell.

Mexico admits anti-immigrant stance (tags)

MEXICO CITY – Mexico's federal Human Rights Commission acknowledged yesterday that the country mistreats many immigrants – mainly Central Americans – and uses some of the same methods on them that it opposes in the United States.

Returning to Disneylandia After Three Months in Cuba (tags)

Here's a series of comments and observations, comparing various aspects of life in Cuba and the United States as seen by a U.S. activist who returned from a three-month visit to Cuba in early January 2006. The author directs a news service focusing on Cuba. Also provided are a series of links to additional comments and report which are referred to in this essay. Thanks for taking time to read it.

Attacking Iran will Put the US at Risk as Never Before (tags)

It may sound tough to call for attacking Iran’s nuke facilities, but in doing so, the U.S. would open itself up to attack from Iran, and they don’t have to fight back by sending bombers over here. They can use other delivery systems.

DUTY- FREE, México City´s Free Trade Agreement (tags)

Hey man, enough with articles that criticize street vendors. We´re all in it together. What´s the big deal? Don´t have any money? Go out and sell something. Don´t have a steady job? What do you want it for? It´s a drag dealing with the boss, bad pay, and lousy hours. On the street, you are the king or improvisation.

Has anyone seen Smedley Butler? (tags)

Well, sadly, Smedley is not around anymore but today we desperately need someone like him to help us stop the complete destruction of our freedoms by the industrialists and secret societies that have taken over this country.

La Sexta Declaration (LSD) (tags)

Where the Zapatista Army´s (EZLN) Sixth Declaration made in the sixth month, June 2005, is coming from.

World Can't Wait -- Tomas Olmos (tags)

Statement of Tomas Olmos, President of Mexican-American Bar Foundation

Beyond Chron: Patriot Act: Anti-Immigrant (tags)

by Rita Mandelenis‚ Jan. 25‚ 2006

It Would Be Funny If It Weren't So Tragic (tags)

If the U.S. spend proportionately as much as Venezuela on arms, the US military budget would be $12 billion, instead of $441 billion.

Mexico Honors Indians of the Past? (tags)

But the living descendants of Montezuma are not allowed to eat in some of Mexico City's best restaurants.

Mexican comic character -- lovable or loathsome? (tags)

Many Mexicans refer to dark-skinned persons, both Mexican and non-Mexican, as "negritos," or little black people

mr (tags)

The war machine of the United States can be stopped

The Double Standards of the West (tags)

While the West works on developing ver-new nuclear weapons, should Iran be barred from the peaceful use to which it is entitled according to international law?

Know the real terrorists!! (tags)

A few things you are not supposed to know about Israel:

VENEZUELA'S BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION - ITS PROMISE AND PERILS (tags)

A review of the Bolivarian Revolution achievements and the threat to Hugo Chavez from the U.S.

Things I Wish I Had Not Said In Public: (tags)

Why Israel cannot be trusted.

Advice From An Old Man (tags)

on resisting America's next war...

Hitchens on War (tags)

Christopher Hitchens – On Why We Must Win

A Call to Conscience for the U.S. Congress (tags)

A campaign of nonviolent action to compel our elected representatives in Congress to meet the demands of justice and peace:

Wolf-o-Witz is a gangster (tags)

Wolf-o-Witz is a criminal gangster like Al Capone

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/6/06 ¡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. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia.

Day Lborers 2 Counter Minutemen Nationally (tags)

Day workers across the country will peacefully respond to coordinated vigilante actions organized by Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control and local cells of the so-called “Minutemen.”

WSF Caracas: Shroud for Venezuela’s social movements (tags)

* A member of the group promoting the Alternative Social Forum explains why the World Social Forum (WSF), taking place in Caracas during January 2006, is another attempt by the Chavez government to impede the autonomous development of social struggles in the country.

Bush Step Down-Massive Protests Jan 31 & Feb 4th (tags)

http://www.worldcantwait.org

Quotations from Israel’s leaders: (tags)

Can real peace ever be achieved with a legacy as dark as these? “…From the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” - Jesus

HAITI'S ACHIEVEMENTS UNDER ARISTIDE AND LAVALAS - NOW LOST SINCE THE U.S. LED COUP (tags)

Achievements by Aristide and Lavalas during their 10 years in office and conditions now in Haiti after the coup

Green Party’s Kevin Zeese Has New Approach (tags)

On Dec. 14, 2005, the Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate in MD, Kevin Zeese, ripped into President Bush calling his Annapolis speech, “filled with lies!” He also demanded the U.S. get out of Iraq and admit it’s a “failed policy.” He labeled the Military-Industrial Complex, the “greatest threat to our country.” Zeese also wants a “Single Payer” health care system, a “share the wealth” economy and a fair and balanced Middle East policy.

Minuteman leader has troubled past (tags)

Minuteman leader Chris Simcox paints himself as a heroic guardian of national security. Those close to him see him differently.

Pentagon spying on Americans? (tags)

A year ago, at a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth, Fla., a small group of activists met to plan a protest of military recruiting at local high schools. What they didn't know was that their meeting had come to the attention of the U.S. military.

Illegals (tags)

"give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.."

Around the world, the Death Penalty is being Abolished (tags)

The death penalty is being abolished in country after country. In 1977 only 16 countries had abolished the death penalty for all crimes, while today the number is 86. Every western European country has abolished the death penalty. An average of three countries per year are currently abolishing the death penalty.

November Again Month of Many Demonstrations (tags)

Last month had a very diverse mixture of demonstrations from the ever growing military recruiting stations, to the annual protest for the closing of the School of the Americas where an estimated 20,000 held an all day rally.

California's Nativist Past (tags)

This is a marked up version of the document at http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist6/chinhate.html

On the rape of a Filipina committed by 6 US marines (tags)

We demand that the Philippine Government pursue all means necessary to immediately prosecute the six U.S. servicemen charged with raping a Filipino woman in Olongapo City. The Philippine government should do no less. The government owes it to all Filipino women. - Laban ng Masa - Pinay (Fight of the Masses/ Filipino Women's groups)

Cashier 2 tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting (tags)

A simple analysis of the origins and operation of the Cashier 2 (tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting) in capitalist countries

HOSTILE TAKEOVER: Texas NeoCon Attempts Haiti Coup (tags)

A Texas millionaire as president of Haiti? Is this the latest NeoCon scheme? - turning poverty stricken countries that happen to offer cheap labor and/or natural resources like oil or wood into feudal kingdoms, presided over by corporate executives who will squeeze every ounce of cash, sweat and blood from a country, then move on? In a word....EXACTLY!

More L.A. Restaurants Join Boycott to Save Seals (tags)

Please help to stop the worst deliberate marine mammal slaugher in the world by boycotting all Canadian seafood. The sites listed will help you learn more about the cruel killings of the Canadian baby Harp seals for their fur for Euorpe and the adult penis bone for China. Over 42% were skinned alive! You can help us stop this by your boycotting of Canadian seafood and let the Canadian government know how appalled you are by this cruel and heartless act.

The Imperial Nightmare (tags)

A republic must first die as a prerequisite for the birth of a world empire. No country can act in an imperial way toward other coutnries- brutally, contemptuously and lawlessly - and uphold republican values at the same time.

Nationwide Recruiting Station Demos November 17th and 18th (tags)

“National Stand Down Day” November 18, 2005 End The Iraq War - Demonstrations and Nonviolent Resistance at Recruiting Stations Across the Country

Listing RIght (tags)

Who would have guessed so many liberals had combat medals, and so many conservatives hid behind deferments?

The Troops Don't Support the Constitution (tags)

Every U.S. soldier takes an express and solemn oath to "support and defend the Constitution." That oath, however, is a sham because the troops do not support or defend the Constitution. Instead, when it comes to war the troops follow another oath they take - to obey the orders of the president, and they do this without regard to whether such orders violate the Constitution.

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

Bolivarian Revolution

Populist #13 (tags)

Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued

Venezuelan trade union leaders discuss way forward for the revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/23/05 ¡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, and Russia.

Two responses to Chavez' supporters (tags)

* Interventions in a debate on Venezuela and the government of Hugo Chavez. LASolidarity mailing list

What the Hell happened to us, America? (tags)

Please think about this for awhile.

1970: Chicano Moratorium — 2005: Latinos for Peace (tags)

La Raza did its part in bringing an end to the war in Vietnam. Some of us activists of the Chicano Moratorium era are coming together with other Latino activists we have come to know around the country and with the newer generations and immigrants. We call ourselves Latinos For Peace.

Populist #10 (tags)

Constitutional Democracy as a Defense against Centralized Power, continued

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 8/26/05 ¡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, and Russia.

Help for Americans Who are Losing Jobs to Foriegn Educated Individuials. (tags)

Home Schooling, GED, Middle School, High School everyone needs this book!

War of BIG words: Anti-War activist attacked (tags)

Anti-war activist Ford Greene faces opposition from right-wing extremists

Over 150 Events Planned on 3rd Anniversary of Downing Street Memo (tags)

Rep. Maxine Waters will host an Out-of-Iraq teach-in on July 23 in Inglewood to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the Downing Street Memo. Hear about the Out of Iraq Caucus & Resolution of Inquiry in Congress. Learn how to protect our youth from military recruiters. Join a cell phone call-in demanding journalists tell the truth re: Downing Street Memo. This will be one of 150 events around the country organized by AfterDowningStreet.org.

Bush Fascism: Who's Watching the Watch List? (tags)

Thanks to this fascist regime, people traveling on business are routinely branded "terrorists." Don't Republicans realize that when they support and efend fascism, _they're_ going to eventually be victims of the very fascism they advocate and defend eventually?

Payback: The Horrors Done in Our Name Have a Price (tags)

When our own country shows utter contempt and disregard for the massive slaughter of civilians by its military, we have to expect the same thing to happen to us. It’s not right, but it’s predictable. -------------

Stattfor prime suspect in London Bombing (tags)

In the long tradition of news leaks, the latest results of my investigation of the London bombings as I work backwards in time to get a positive ID lock on an exact asshole

America: No fireworks bright enough to illuminate the shame of your history of injustice (tags)

As Americans celebrate their myth of freedom and justice for all, Leonard Peltier is moved without warning or notification to Terre Haute, Indiana, USP and is held in solitary confinement at least through the long holiday weekend.

Bush's Biggest Lie (tags)

It wasn’t the lie that we are winning the war in Iraq. It wasn’t the lie that we are fighting international terrorism in Iraq. It was the lie that we are bringing liberty to Iraq that was Bush’s whopper.

Stornfront Coming to BP? (tags)

The message below was taken from a StormFront message board thread.

A Glimpse Into SOS (tags)

Welcome to California Thread - Picture taken from thread (Spelling errors and capitals from the original) http://www.saveourstate.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=2758

USA puts farmers and Gardeners in Prisons. Are You next? (tags)

Monsanto Keeps Up Attack on Seed Saving Farmers and Gardeners, and is destroying local Family farmers. Will the USA coporaton Monsanto take away your Job and ravish your Family?

Conference of the Middle East Policy Institute (tags)

The conduct of the western allies promotes what they wanted to prevent: the formation of a defensive worldwide Islamic front against the West. The three holiest places of Islam are now occupied by Americans or Israelis.

Local Sailor Killed in Iraq (tags)

A corpsman with a Marine patrol, Baez was killed by small- arms fire, said Navy spokeswoman on Friday. He had served 10 years in the Navy after serving four years in the Marine Corps.

Buying gasoline help Venezuela (tags)

You can buy gasoline and help Venezuela

SOS Must Be Opposed in Alhambra (tags)

On Saturday, the Ventura based SOS organization will be holding yet another anti-immigrant demonstration, this time in Alhambra (9am –Noon at Home Depot, 500 S. Marengo, Alhambra). The SOS likes to harass and intimidate day local day laborers. Passages from the SOS website portray a “massive illegal alien invasion” which turns “our communities into cesspools.”

Daniel Rey Piuma. (tags)

Speaking about art.

Bolivia: Chronology of an Authentic Netwar (tags)

The is a must read by all who want to change the world!

Report From Afghanistan by Sonali Kolhatkar, 5-27-05 (transcript) (tags)

". . . If the news media covers something [about Afghanistan], donations pour in. If they stop covering it, donations go down. . . . Our donations have plummeted. A lot of projects [are] closing down." -- Sonali Kolhatkar, co-director, Afghan Women's Mission

The "El Salvador Option" (tags)

The US administration recognizes that its troops face a resistance firmly anchored in the population. As a result, it relies on a hidden dirty war..The model for contemporary Iraq is not Vietnam but El Salvador where 70,000 were killed in the 12-year war.

biscuit activists block logging truck (tags)

On May 16th 2005, more than 75 people gathered on Eight Dollar Mountain road to demonstrate against logging Old Growth reserves at the FIddler timber sale and elsewhere as part of the Biscuit timber sale. Roadless areas are also on the chopping block for the SIskiyou WIld Rivers area, one of the most botanically diverse national forests in the country.

"The Way is Clear": Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela is one of the few states whose government is taking new paths against the global trend to political stagnation.. No one has the illusion that the people and the political system can change from one day to the next but the way is clear.

"Freeze the Media Day" May 9 (tags)

"Freeze the Media Day" is when people all around the country drop superglue and toothpicks into the money slots of slimy corperate media newspaper dispensers. This is a statement to figures who like to put themselves in places of power that the power still remains with the people and that we can still tear down any institutions we feel the need to because the were built over the labor on our backs. This is also a message to them that we won't tolerate the bullshit spins they put out to keep us in a constants state of fear and obediance. This is a nationwide event, and we're looking for solidarity everywhere to help spread this empowering message.

With Gladys – We’ll win a thousand times (tags)

SANTIAGO, Chile — It was with a heavy heart that I arrived in Chile. Compañera Gladys Marin, president of the Communist Party of Chile (CPC), had died March 6 of a brain tumor. She was 63. Communist and workers party representatives came from around the world to pay tribute to this revolutionary heroine. My party — the Communist Party USA — asked me to represent it at Marin’s funeral.

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

In Solidarity with Zimbabwe and her anti-imperialist leadership

FLORIDA SETTING THE STAGE FOR DRACONIAN CASE LAW? (tags)

Florida has shown its true colors they will stand by the 1000’s in the streets for another country yet when of their own is being killed, they do virtually nothing.

Clergy and laity say: Feed the hungry, end the war (tags)

WASHINGTON — Peace and religious groups converged on the Capitol March 14 to demand that Congress vote down President Bush’s war budget and restore funds to health care, education, housing and other human needs programs.

2000 Mark 2nd Anniversary of Iraq Invasion (tags)

2000+ Angelenos march against the war in Iraq, marking two years since American forces invaded and occupied the country. Hollywood, March 19, 2005.

Beirut Protesters Back on Streets to Pressure Syria (tags)

BEIRUT - Hundreds of protesters waving Lebanese flags returned to central Beirut on Tuesday to demand Syria quit Lebanon after the toppling of the Syrian-backed government by what the media called "people power."

False Pride of the "Super Outlaw State" (tags)

"Although few Americans realize that their country was the first to commit genocide, ethnic cleansing and use forced death marches, these historical facts didn't escape the Third Reich and Adolph Hitler. He admired the American government for their efficiency"

The Intolerable Conviction of Lynne Stewart (tags)

"I see myself as being a symbol of what the people rail against when they say our civil liberties are eroded. This case could be, I hope it will be, a wakeup call to all of the citizens of this country and all of the people who live here that you can’t lock up the lawyers. You can’t tell the lawyers how to do their job. You’ve got to let them operate. And I will fight on. I am not giving up. I know I commited no crime. I know what I did was right."

Attorney Lynne Stewart, after her Feb. 10 conviction on felony charges

In April 2002, then U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft personally announced to the news media that the government had indicted radical civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart on serious charges of "conspiracy, providing material support to terrorists and defrauding the U.S. government."

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Iragi Elections: The calm before the storm (tags)

In Defence of Marxism

Amy Goodman Interviews Gore Vidal (tags)

GORE VIDAL: I don't see much future for the United States, and I put it on economic grounds. Forget moral grounds. We're far beyond any known morality, and we are embarked upon a kind of war against the rest of the world. I think that the thing that will save us, and it will probably come pretty fast, when they start monkeying around with Social Security, that will cause unrest. Meanwhile, the costs of the wars the cost of rebuilding the cities immediately after we knock them down

The 'Black Book' of U.S. Imperialism: Ward Churchill's Roosting Chickens (tags)

Todd Gitlin, Paul Berman and assorted intellectuals of the "decent left" have earned their keep arguing that anti-imperialism is nothing but an echo chamber of nihilism, oedipal rage and tacit support for whomever the governing class declares the enemy. Once upon a time their kind derided the Communist left as window dressing for the gulag; now they argue with parallel duplicity that anti-imperialists are shills for "Islamo-fascist" death cults and suicide bombers. As the gate-keepers of acceptable dissent, that is to say "none," they rarely take time to note what it is, this America, they've declared their loyalty to and what it is exactly the "anti-Americans" oppose.

Tucker Carlson is a Thin Idiot (tags)

The fresh-faced pundit, recently pink-slipped by CNN, is bummed that Iraqis aren’t more grateful for all America’s been doing for them, and suggests their ingratitude will likely be shared by the victims of the recent tsunami, what with so many of them being Islamic and all.

CROATIA ... A LAND OF CRUELTY? (tags)

an essay expressed by Croatians... for the world to read "A small country for great holidays ... But a small country for great cruelty!"

THE JEWISH STRUGGLE AGAINST ARABS IN ISRAEL (tags)

This article examines a recent under-reported vote in Israel's parliament, it then asks and answers the question, "Why do so many Jews not want Arabs living in their neighborhoods, or in Israel at all?"

After the Fix, How Do We Fix the Fix We’re In? (tags)

Uh, America, we have a problem. That is, of course, if you call fixed elections a problem. Some certainly do, and some also believe that if November 2’s funny business is left untouched, the unfunny truth is America will be out of business. For more details, read on.

"Are USA Citizens Tired of Democracy?" A Response to the Presidential Elections (tags)

Reprint with correction: Joseph McCarthy, not Eugene McCarthy, used threats to cripple the democratic process. With sincere apologies. . . . The public’s tolerance of flagrant violations of candidates’ and voters’ rights indicates yet another instance where sacrifice of individual rights has become acceptable, with the assumption, I suppose, that it will always be the other fellow’s rights that are sacrificed . . .

Heroic Fallujah (tags)

US imperialism hits a stumbling block in Fallujah and Iraq as a whole in its drive for global hegemony and corporate control.

The onslaught in Fallujah: Shooting at a fly that has landed on a horse’s head (tags)

On the face of it, the siege of Fallujah seems to be going relatively well for the US troops. Most of the city has been captured and according to the mass media “Operation Phantom Fury” will be finished in a couple of days. However, things are not so simple. The war in Iraq was also supposed to be over, whereas it clearly is not. The same applies to Fallujah, where an official victory may well turn out to be a Pyrrhic one.

The Public Stoning of Martha Stewart: A Lifting of the Veil (tags)

Members of the mainstream press flew into Martha Stewart with more than their usual viciousness following her setting out as a political victim. Having nothing substantial to use against her, they have given negative connotations to her success, mocked the domestic skills upon which she has built her life’s work, twisted what she said and misquoted her, and made hateful remarks that could not have gotten past the editor in the days of ethical media practices. . . .

Ralph Nader Speech Full Text (tags)

The speech Ralph Nader gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)

TheOne-Dimensional Ariel Sharon (tags)

"The human longing for freedom is invincible as well as the struggle for independence of oppressed nations. Ignoring this is blindness, not realism. Even George W Bush a person not less primitive and brutal than Sharon learns that narrow limits are set.."

Bush and the Cowboy Soul (tags)

"There is a very narrow concept of strength in this country, says David Paletz. Strength is something between Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwartznegger and has a clear connection to militarism, killing animals and chopping down trees with the axe.."

Required Reading for Non-Swing-State Voters (tags)

The speech Ralph Nader gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)

Open Letter to My Grandfather (tags)

I never really got to know my grandfather, Austin A. O'Malley, as he died when I was only four years old. He came over to the United States from his native country, Ireland around 1889, as a little boy of eleven years. Like many other Irishmen from Louisburg, County Mayo, he settled in Clinton, Massachusetts. I know that he worked there for a baker for awhile untill the Spanish American War broke out. I also know that he was in and out of the Veteran’s Hospital all through his life. I also know that he liked to drink at bars in South Boston, sometimes with his dog beside him.

"If You Tell a Lie" - anti-Bush music video warns (tags)

"If You Tell a Lie" - Blame Sally Video

Talk is cheap- Is Nancy Pelosi doing her job? (tags)

We have heard time and time again that the house does not have the votes to impeach, but at this pivotal time in history shouldn’t we rise above partisanship to fight for our country and the ideals of our forefathers? The house leadership should at the very least push for accountability so the American people have a chance to see who is and isn’t doing their job.

The Daily Poetry Movement (tags)

The fine was levied. But such a fine can not undo the actions taken, can not end the misery, can not prevent the US having paid over $1.5 million dollars a day for the massacres. I worked hard, I barely paid my bills, everywhere I went they took extra, a percentage for their corporations to kill, and my water turned off. upRising!

Illegal (tags)

Our responce to the attack of the Big Business Corporate Terrorist Machine Beast that relents not a undoing all the US citizens have fought to attain.

I SEE TWO DICKS CHENEY (tags)

Cheney can't see 2 Americas and he has cleaned his glasses to make sure. I did not watch the presumed nauseating speech by the Vice Cowboy Dick Cheney but I already know what he was going to say. Besides, "He (Cheney) does not know what they know", (congress), "You do not know everything I know" (the public) and "we do not know what each other do" (Bush's cabinet).

Amazing No Coverage of Jewish Community Center Attack Here (tags)

When Jew Haters burn down a Jewish Community Center It Is Not News to Indy Media, They Sweep It Under the Rug like the Fascists and Fascist Appeasers they are

What is this American Fetish About Military "Experience" for Presidents? (tags)

Why are American's so obsessed with having Presidents with military backgrounds? The record of such presidents has not been all that admirable.

Will lie for VOTES (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyleft by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff. Democrats or Republicans? I don't give a shit! U.S. foreign policy remains the same.

UPDATE - NOW ON ITS 30TH DAY, HUNGER STRIKE OF ERNEST BARRAQUIAS JR. REFUSES TO BE INTRA (tags)

Hunger Strike of the discoverer & whistle-blower of seized drugs distribution worth hundreds of millions by high-ranking police generals & drug lords in the Philippines. The country is ranked by the latest United Nations report to be the 3rd biggest producer & exporter of the methampetamine hydrochloride, called “shabu”, but commonly called “meth”, “ice”, “crack” in the United States where the instantly addictive illegal substance is becoming extremely popular in the West Coast & Southern States. The Philippines is also an acknowledged major transshipment of the said drugs to other countries. Assasination attempts and persecution on him.

Dealer Stands (Sits on His Hands) (tags)

We simply refuse to acknowledge the problem of a nuclear Korean peninsula in any meaningful way... So, uh, how was Iraq a threat again?

Put Peace on the Ballot -- Road Trip for Ralph (tags)

look what showed up in the smf inbox...

A Conservative answers a Leftie (tags)

QUOTE America had to start a war against terror. Why? Fallacy #1. We didn’t start the war. In 1996 Osama bin Laden declared jihad against America. He asked Muslims worldwide to kill anything American. Then 15 hijackers landed planes in the middle of New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania. They started the war, we’re just going to see it’s finished.

The Secrete War of Laos (tags)

The Secret War of Laos, Bombies and Abugrave What Does it all mean?

Soaked In Oil (tags)

"If people who criticize the president can be accused of aiding and abetting the enemy, couldn't the same be said of a single passenger in an SUV making a daily forty-mile commute?"

"A Shadow on the Land" (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2004 (www.columnleft.com) -- They've brought America to its knees. They're a ruthless band of fundamentalist religious fanatics that respect no international laws and seem destined to cause only death, misery, and destruction.

Poll: 32% of Iraqis Strongly Support 'terrorist' Moqtada al-Sadr (tags)

"Unfortunately, the multi-mistakes done in Iraq, in terms of political, economic, security, social and so on, let Moqtada Al-Sadr to be a national hero, even in Sunni areas - not just in Shiite areas."

“Asteroid Hits Earth, Millions Die—GOP Says Clinton Responsible” (tags)

Bill Clinton has been blamed by his detractors for just about everything from curdled milk to genetic mutations. But might there be a more recent president whose own record of misdeeds puts Clinton's to shame? Read the following for why it just may be time for Clinton critics to quit caterwauling.

Behind the Scenes at “Democracy Now!” (tags)

Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Amy Goodman and David Goodman on “Uprising”, KPFK. Produced by Thatcher Collins. Monday, April 19th, 2004 KPFK studios, Los Angeles, CA. Subjects covered: Amy's early academic work, her approach to journalism, coverage of insiders turned dissidents, Mumia, Michael Moore, collectively run media, and sleeping.

It's the Drug War Stupid (tags)

John Ashcroft took a beating today before he even took the stand. It looks like just "saying no was all he did."

Occupation is a Crime Rally in Westwood (tags)

Los Angeles CA --- April 9th 2004 In response to the week’s eye popping resistance in Iraq, protests across the country pumped up the volume against Bush’s war. LA’s rally was Initiated by the ANSWER Coalition.

debunking the media lies about president Aristide (tags)

by Justin Felux the necklacing lie is going the round again in the New York Times and American Spectator

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.

Bush Iraq Anniversary- March 20 Protester-Terrorists (?) (tags)

The madness of GW Bush is awakening billions. Soon people everywhere will know that it is not Bush but most US people who love their system and their garages full of simple-minded polluting junk, crap, waste, crack and suffering

United Nations Film Festival (tags)

Presented by Unity Foundation: UN Traveling Film Festival LA. Theme: War and Peace. 3 films Afternoon and evening screenings

Elections or Resistance: Bolivar y Resistencia (tags)

US has military programs, bases or spies in every country in Latin America Only Cuba and Venezuela restrict US official activities. We want this entire military-espionage regime out! We won’t pay you anymore debt peonage and we take back all of our resources, our industries and our power

"Let My Country Awake" Documentary Screening (tags)

Unity Foundation presents a free screening of the award winning documentary, Let My Country Awake, 3/21 at 11AM at L.A. Film School. The film chronicles the mobilization of the anti-war movement prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Use this film for peace and political reform fundraisers.

Colombia: Film Documents 'The Red Dance' (tags)

The Colombian documentary film "El baile rojo" (The Red Dance), marks an effort to restore collective memory of an experiment in reconciliation that was erased by blood and fire from the country's political map. The film's title comes from the name of the extermination operation against the Patriotic Union (UP), a legal leftist movement proposed in 1984 by the FARC guerrillas as a political means to end the civil war.

"What Part of *Over the Rainbow* Do You NOT Understand?" (tags)

Mr. Kerry, who HAS been put to the challenge, but will not commit his own Democratic Party to a principled, honorable platform on the side of human needs, progress for the future and most plainly-Truth.This constrains and weakens the Party's reach. What can we People then expect him to do for America as a whole? It is our necessity to turn away from the insanity of illegal, unilateral, agressive wars against undefined enemies from poor countries.

Haiti, Is That One of the Tahitian Islands? (tags)

The Yuppie Silence

Hati Coup (tags)

Another Kidnapping Chavez Style

RAISE HELL IN DIXIE (tags)

This two part article will descibe just how and why the Southern primaries may be the defining moment of the 2004 cycle.

Youth Unite to Vote (tags)

Several members of NYRA (National Youth Rights Association) in Berkeley will be facing arrest attempting to win their right to vote as full citizens in primaries on March 2. There is a call out for any who want to join in the struggle for youth liberation, the last civil rights movement.

" I refuse to enlist.” (tags)

I cannot take part in the injustices that our country carries out through the IDF. I am not a pacifist; my objection is to the occupation. Hebrew follows English since Israeli INDY media was shut down by repressive gov't "ביום ראשון, אתייצב בלשכת הגיוס ואחזור ואומר שהנני מסרבת להתגייס."

Migrant Woerkers Struggle in South Korea for Survival (tags)

South Korea: Despite State Terror Migrant Workers Struggle Is Increasing

smallDems strategY? Combatative or Creative, Tough Fight Against to Dominate or Fair Fight (tags)

for what IS Right to Nurture..., Kucinich, an honest Friend By, For and Of regular, common working folks, has consistently,steadfastly presented a necessary vision which has inspired an understanding, and burdgeoning realization that his clear plans entail specific actions for Peace, Progress & Prosperity reminding to renew and Reclaim COMMON SENSE of COMMON PEOPLE,COMMON DREAMS, Aspirations motivating UNCOMMON ENERGY TO IN-COMMUNITY CREATE A COMMON DESTINY TO ACHIEVE THIS COMMON GOAL FOR OUR ENTANGLED COMMON FUTURE, by restoring our True Historical standing of Egalitarianism, beacon for Oppurtunity and the happiness of to pursue Life and liberty in a healing Rennaissance Epoch of caring,sharing and courageous daring for sustainable policies from a transparent Sunshine Goverment promoting the Public Interest to advance Domestic wellBEing.

STOP THE TRIPLE FENCE - Coastal Commission Hearing Wed. Feb 18th (tags)

The California Coastal Commission is meeting on Wedensday, February 18th at 12 noon at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla to decide whether or not to allow the construction of the Triple Border Fence on the US/Mexico Border. You can attend the hearing and show your opposition!

Mbeki questions Aids stats (tags)

Country after country is finally speaking up and questioning 'AIDS' statistics that are based on nothing more then the Bengui Definition which fits EVERY Third World epidemic disease.

Austria Appalled at Death Penalty Schwarzenegger (tags)

Austria,the home country of Governor Schwarztenegger, has no death penalty, and Austrian political leaders are busy sending letters to their native son to stay the execution of Kevin Cooper, set for 12:01 a.m., Feb 10, 2004.

Remember the US-Philippine War (tags)

Filipino Youth & Students for Philippine Self-Determination recognizes the 105th Anniversary of the Philippine-U.S. War

Two US Soldiers ask: "When will we stop dying so senselessly?" (tags)

Over the Christmas holidays I managed to find two US soldiers who were back from Iraq. They were both somewhat willing to be interviewed and describe their time in Iraq in their own words.

The Relevance of Marxism (tags)

Some predictions Marx made during his analysis of capitalism that have proved to be accurate and one that has yet to come to pass.

Massive Farmworker Actions in early March (tags)

the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is coming to LA March 2-5 as part of its 2004 Taco Bell Truth Tour!

Corp. Media Bias,Polls,Waffling,VoteBuying SPARKS New Dynamic of Self-Publishing (tags)

The candidates believing the assessment by the weapons-manufacturer-owned-media and their ridiculous polls, because they get coverage fall into trap of having to accept and be defined by it. Later finding out their dependence on orchestrated reality control and conventional wisdom, causes the rug to be pulled out from under them> as events, time and the fluidity of the new info-sharing environment made possible by real peoples participation with self-publishing, pushes the envelope to more accurate and genuine picture, actual portrayal of the environment, Here on the ground in 2004.The truth, morality and validity of the progressive message is that powerful. NPR DEBATE OBSERVATIONS

Willie Nelson's new song (tags)

Willie, like the Dixie Chicks, is speaking his mind about this president and this war.

The Double-Whammy and the 50-50 Balance (tags)

Second- and third-generation Arab-Americans, many of them Christians who previously had little affinity for their ethnic roots, now find themselves under siege by the Bush administration -- and are fighting back in a united way.

Big Dough=Status Quo/ABC=Already Been Chosen, Please Fall in Line (tags)

Applause for Dennis at events the day after,the remarks broke into public AWAREness in a dramatic Way , a powerful Impression simply seeking to imperatively broaden debate!, --from Democracy NOW interview where executive top down decision called it mundanely Decided? The exec. said the protests were unfair and UNfortunate, You know whats REALLY Unfortunate? it is 2003! And it might as well BE 19Seventy ThREE, 1963! Trickle-Down Reality Control? We SAY Bubble up Truth, People of the Web---Close the Wisdom Gap! NO! Pop-Up ad Policies, when is the next debate? RoadReport from PeaceWalkers,claiming no debate necessary at end of post.

A plea to the trolls for accurate criticism (tags)

It was inevitable to read the news anywhere on the net today without being bombarded by ignorent snarling coming from the "Send the Dixie Chicks to Guantanamo" crowd.

Employment Opportunities at the NSA (tags)

At the NSA, were continuously looking for bright, young, and energetic minds in our mission to infiltrate subversive organizations. Fifth column collectives and communist groups such as Indymedia, A.N.S.W.E.R., and the Open Society Institute are such criminal organizations with the malicious intent of crippling or destroying the American ideals of freedom and self-determination. These radicals are a very real threat in our society that routinely must be dealt with. The NSA is currently hiring. If you’re a patriot and looking for a rewarding career, then we’ve got a job for you.

GP Candidate Comes to LA (tags)

Green Party Candidate for President David Cobb comes to Los Angeles.

Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation (tags)

"It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger."[1] Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, 1923

Levels of the Game (tags)

The deeper you go the darker it gets...

If You Don't Want War: Why Don't You? (tags)

Scrawled on cardboard stuck to the telephone pole it said: "Fuck Bush!" ... that day in April when the US announced there would be no 2nd UN resolution on Iraq. The First Picture is Bush hiding you from me with his crimesof war. Or who is hiding who?

Byrd's Fable Fits Perfectly (tags)

"Those who have dared to expose the nakedness of the administration's policies in Iraq have been subjected to scorn. Those who have noticed the elephant in the room - that is, the fact that this war was based on falsehoods - have had our patriotism questioned. Those who have spoken aloud the thought shared by hundreds of thousands of military families across this country, that our troops should return quickly and safely from the dangers half a world away, have been accused of cowardice. We have then seen the untruths, the dissembling, the fabrication, the misleading inferences surrounding this rush to war in Iraq wrapped quickly in the flag."

The USA - Sans Soul (tags)

Market analyst Bill Bonner, a man whom I normally have a great deal of respect for, (www.dailyreckoning.com) wrote recently that intelligent people don't take to the streets and demonstrate. But I would put to him, if I could but bend his ear, just how else do you bring broad attention to your cause when the mainstream press is corporate controlled? And after all, even if we had a free press these days, only a small per centage of the population reads? And what do you do when you write to your elected representatives till you're blue and you receive stock answers by way of reply, reeking of form letter?

The Hidden, Unseen War (tags)

Shielded from the reality of war -- the dead, the horribly maimed, the uranium poisoned, the psychologically devastated -- we are given a sanitized fantasy of war that shields Bush from the political consequences of this bloody, unnecessary war.

JFK Retrospectives Adnauseam: Few Ask The Real Questions (tags)

The consequences for the nation have devastated the dream of a Republic. The notion that the federal government has an obligation to be an activist instrument for social engineering, became ingrained in the distorted consciousness of a guilt ridden public. The country of today is a hollow shell of individualism. The quest to secure community has required the surrender of personal ascendancy. The standard of distinctive achievement has been transformed into a culture of hopeless interference.

First no WMDs, nukes, ties to al Queda and now... (tags)

Another Bush lie (#46) hits the shitter: 'In Washington late last month, officials estimated the number of foreign fighters in Iraq at 1,000 to 3,000,' General's say no way.

Their fear is my weapon; their screams are my reward. (tags)

The sky is blue the grass is green now get off your ass and join the Marines! -- Hondo

Current U.S. Intervention in the Philippines* (tags)

Over the past century, the U.S. has been the leading interventionist power in the world often victimizing small independent countries and national liberation movements and using the military as its chief instrument. In many cases, U.S. interventionism leads to wars of aggression. Other methods used are: political and diplomatic pressures; economic pressures and trade sanctions; covert operations; media manipulation; and others.

You (and Bush) are likely too dumb for this (tags)

If you?re an American, chances are there?s a celebrity who thinks you?re dumb. Maybe even stupid. Or an idiot. Or something worse, which we can?t print here.

Pining for Freedom: Syrian occupation suffocates Lebanon (tags)

Syria's government, with its jackboot system, foul prisons, ruthless repression of dissent and support (in joint venture with Iran) of Hezbollah terrorists based in Lebanon, is utterly unfit to run Syria itself, let alone Lebanon. "All our intelligence agencies are under Syrian control," former Lebanese president Amin Gemayel tells me. Lebanon's Maronite Christian patriarch says that the entire Lebanese government has become "a creature of Syria." Lebanon is being transformed into a police

Arab Writer Protests Attacks On Coalition Forces (tags)

this is an open letter to Arab and left wing intellectuals protesting their continued support of attacks on humanitarian workers and Coalition forces.

How To Destroy America (tags)

The Distruction of America by the so called "annointed".

Bolivia: The Uprising of Miners and Peasants (tags)

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Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation (tags)

it is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger."[1] Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, 1923

The Angry Mind of a Counter-Demonstrator (tags)

No bias in the media? The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic notified C-Span of the day's events well in advance, yet were told that coverage would be limited to the anti-American, communist-backed group A.N.S.W.E.R. I guess several hundred Americans rallying for their country were not deemed "newsworthy."

Labor Action to Close SOA (tags)

Labor Action to Close SOA

Call Me a Bush-Hater (tags)

George Dubya becomes President, having run as a "compassionate conservative," and what do we get? Hell's own conservative and dick for compassion.

Impostors, filchers & murderer (tags)

To be a Donor means to be a financier of the american robber & murderer gang

Fiddling while Rome burns (tags)

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

An Open Letter to America: It's Time to Take Back Our Country (tags)

39,000 bombs later, no weapons of mass destruction uncovered, no dangerous dictators captured, no connection to Sept 11. What have we gained but relentless media coverage of a fallen statue and some stolen oil fields -- the spoils of this misadventure. Not to mention lucrative corporate payoffs and an enormous price tag of over 80 Billion dollars . . . some tax cut.

Justice on the Streets: Bolivia (tags)

Experience has taught them that governments give them little that the people have not wrested by force.

Universal fascism, freedom betrayed: What is Mr. Bush doing in your name? (tags)

In every age...the ultimate sources of war are the beliefs of those in power: their idea about what is of most fundamental importance and may therefore ultimately be worth a war. -- Evan Luard,

The Administration's Misuse of Iraqi Opinion (tags)

The Iraqi people express hope for the future and want the help of their neighbors more than that of the U.S -- but that's not what Washington wants to hear.

The regimes selective view of freedom. (tags)

Last month, prominent clerics and academics issued a statement warning against calls for equality and increased rights for women, saying such efforts aim to make Muslim women more like "infidel" Western women.

JOIN US (tags)

Please join our nearly 700 members. AidsMythExposed.com is the forum that EVERY member and supporter of the 'AIDS' dissident cause should consider membership of as an imperative. AidsMythExposed.com is already the largest MSNBC 'HIV/AIDS' forum but is now on its way to being the largest 'AIDS' forum in the World (Dissident or Conventional). • A growth greater than TheBody, About AIDS/HIV forum, AidsMeds.Com and ALL 267 MSNBC HIV/AIDS Worldwide COMBINED. • The six hundred plus members include: - 9 Doctors, 11 Phd's (like a Professor of Bioinformatics/Molecular at Institut fur Biochemie, Charite, Berlin) and three famous science writers. • Members from the USA, Canada, South Africa, China, Chile, France, Spain, Romanis, Korea, Thailand, Germany, Italy, and many other countries.

Award Winning Journalist Robert Fisk in California Tonight and Tomorrow (tags)

Award Winning Journalist Robert Fisk in California Tonight and Tomorrow

Does Bush Plan To Attack Israel Next? (tags)

We must stop terrorist states and rogue nations. President Bush has made this abundantly clear. The Mideast has only one country that is a bigger nuclear power than England, unregulated and unchecked by the International Atomic Energy Commission or the U.N., with an unsafe,aging nuclear reactor at Dimona, Israel. There is a fleet of Phantoms to deliver the nuclear bombs, as well as missiles that can hit all European capitals, as mentioned by an Israeli diplomat recently. It has advanced chemical and biological weapons. It has defied the most UN resolutions of any other country.

Update on Panama (tags)

With some fifteen hundred Panamaños living in LA, events en la Patría are heard all over the Hemisphere.

A Freedom Rider’s journal: Solidarity saved us (tags)

Kat Rodriguez, coordinating organizer with Derechos Humanos, a human rights organization, joined one of the Los Angeles Freedom Ride buses in Tucson, Ariz. Here she shares excerpts from her on-the-road journal with PWW readers. At press time the bus had reached Memphis, Tenn.

California: Yet More Proof That Socialism Can Not Work (tags)

Let's hope the good people of California have enough sense to depose their Socialist leadership next week and get that state back on track.

Dignity, Solidarity and the Penal Colony (tags)

As of yesterday on CounterPunch at: http://www.counterpunch.org/said09252003.html there is a 13-page Said excerpt from the book ‘The Politics of Anti-Semitism’, from which further extracts below: --------------------------------------------------------

"We are the Greatest Backwoods of the World": Interview with Norman Birnbaum (tags)

"I am astonished or shocked at this total submissiveness toward my country. Intelligent people fade out the shady sides of our country, the broad trails of blood of our military interventions and the cynical contempt of the govt for its own citizens.. "

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

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Belgium war crimes cases dismissed (tags)

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Belgium's highest court dismissed war crimes complaints Wednesday against former U.S. President George W. Bush, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, ruling the country no longer has a legal basis to charge them.

IVINS: Bush-haters (tags)

The night Gore conceded the race in one of the graceful and honorable speeches I have ever heard, I was in a ballroom full of Republican Party flacks who booed and jeered through every word of it. One thing I acknowledge about the right is that they're much better haters than liberals are.

Poor Americans continue to multiply under Bush as Republicans continue to ignore trend (tags)

A new federal report due out Sept. 26 will show poverty increasing even more. And still Republicans like Bush and Kelsey "Frazier" Grammer continue to ignore the problem.

EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING AGAINST IRAQ WAR & OCCUPATION (tags)

STOP THE WAR! NOT ONE MORE DEAD! BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!

I Love My Country -I Hate My President (tags)

I hate Mr. Bush and what he is doing to my country. I cannot believe the range of duplicities involved in his administration; the gratuitous lying to serve profit and political purpose.

I Love My Country - I Hate My President (tags)

I am repulsed by my president. He allowed the drums of war to get hammered over aluminum tubes, which were never meant for anything more deadly than the making of rockets. The whole notion of the tubes being part of the construction of a centrifuge had been refuted by several international organizations, including America's own Lawrence Livermore Laboratories

Iraqi public opinion (tags)

Iraqis start to act like they better than us, time enforce are views of how they should think on themselves.

War in Irag far from over (tags)

Irag

WTO/Cancun issues.... Agricultural Subsidies? (tags)

Wild West Show (tags)

Lewis H. Lapham is editor of Harper's magazine. Other articles can be found at http://www.harpers.org.

American Interventionism, Need For A Change. (tags)

An overview of U.S. intervention and values, and a better approach to International relations and interventionism.

Ann Coulter nails liberals (again) (tags)

Another great article from America's leading political commentator, the great Ann Coulter. She once again exposes liberals for what they really are.

The Peace Pretzel: counter-propaganda for the people (tags)

Using grassroots action to help defeat our unelected, photo-op president.

Toni Smith: Defiance on the Court (tags)

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A Racist for Governor? (tags)

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Furor Over Gay Marriages: The Insane Ravings of the Marriage Police (tags)

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Germans go west in search of jobs and prosperity (tags)

Although Germany remains a wealthy country packed with well-paid jobs, the options have narrowed for a significant number of people.

Country’s and Individual’s Involved with Saudi Arabia and Terrorism. (tags)

To all countries and individuals that are in a current religious trade journey with Saudi Arabia in an effort to expand extreme fundamentalism through the training and support of jihad terrorists, and to any officials taking “enticement” money, here is some pertinent information you need to consider:

Digging a hole in our treasury (tags)

You thought 12 years of Raygun/Bushit were bad? Hell, they were just warming this trainwreck up. Despirate people are more likely to follow the leader into fascism.

Basque? What is that?! (tags)

Who are the Basques and why does Spain call their culture terrorist? What is the truth?

Ann Coulter exposes liberal hypocrisy (again). (tags)

Ann exposes the hypocrisy of the Democrats on Uday & Qusay, the war, etc. After years of defending Clinton, liberals love the piquant irony of calling Bush a liar.

Collateral Language (Chomsky Interview, July/August '03 Z mag) (tags)

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Another Bob inident (tags)

Space weapon assualt and contrail cover-up.

Vaclav Havel's "Politics as Responsibility for the World" (tags)

"What has greater weight: the political culture of unselfish service to the whole or the Mafia maneuvering between the laws..What I seek has the character of an ideal that we approach." Vaclav Havel was president of Czechoslovakia for 13 years.

July 19th PROTEST in Hollywood to repeal "Patriot Act." (tags)

Come to a Candlelight Vigil to Defend Civil Liberties! DEFEND OUR RIGHTS! STOP THE REPRESSION! An Injury to One is an Injury to All!

Little Caesar's Quicksand (tags)

On C-Span radio the other morning, I heard a Vietnam combat veteran earnestly worrying that our troops in Iraq might be "hand-cuffed." He had heard a rumor about rubber bullets that upset him. Another caller made the point more angrily "For every American who gets killed, they should take 20 Iraquians (his term) and hang them from lamp posts." This, he explained, is how the Klingons from Star Trek would handle it.

'We are above the law': interview with richard butler: (tags)

It's this - this administration has a view of the special character of the United States, the singular and exclusive character that is new. I've talked to them about it and they make this plain. They say "We are the sole super power, we're therefore the exceptional country, we're outside of international law. Others have to obey the law and obey the rules, but we don't."

George Bush and the art of the “Darn Goof” (tags)

Brief discussion of but a few of George Bush's "darn goofs".

Manufacturing Consent (tags)

"The pure facts are not denied by Chomsky's adversaries but their interpretation..Chomsky believes in a strategy of the media moguls..Government-friendly reporting is better in the long run for the economy and for the media conglomerates." Trans fr German

We Stand Divided. (tags)

Why are we so divided? It all boils down to ones reality. What is reality? "Reality" is only ones perception, whatever your perception (formed by what you constantly surround yourself with) is your "reality". It is necessary for some of us to break out of an “environmental bubble” interact with ALL nationalities, religion, beliefs, clubs, and political ideals; let's just say "humanity”, for this reason...

Privacy Violations at Libraries(amsellem) (tags)

cartoon ©2003 by charles amsellem. all rights reserved. activists may reproduce for non profit use

Iraqis Call For Self-Rule (tags)

Iraqi notables critical of US plans to appoint a ruling council call for an interim administration.

Anti-Bush Pro-Flag Sign (tags)

A poster to put up as a response and addition to US Flags. What I did when some psuedo-patriots tore down a "Opps" poster.

“All I want is World Peace…” (tags)

Ok, ok, so I was a Miss Australia contestant so you need to read this just for entertainment value… “What, Miss Australia, do you think America can do towards world peace”?

War Dictatorship (tags)

"The US attacked Iraq. The US dictated this war to the whole world. They showed they considered nothing but their national security and their national interests.. This war dictatorship is the dictatorship of arbitrariness and unpredictability."

A Continuous Procession of Clones for the State (tags)

I would never contemplate teaching kids to think that government should be about "doing something." That is the absolute worst thing you can do as a teacher if you want your students to have a respect for the freedom of the individual, the Constitution, limited government, free markets, and the founding of our once great republic. Inculcating kids with the crazy notion that government is constituted to "do something" every time life gets difficult or just inconvenient, only serves to roll out the red carpet for totalitarian government.

Immigration control- atool of the bosses (tags)

Immigration

"I have defined the Pharmacy boycott to repeal HR 1 S 1" (tags)

Boycott Eckerd Drugs and CVS Pharmacies

Iraqi children are suffering (tags)

Doctors here agree. In interviews this week, three of Iraq's top pediatricians said that although no statistics are available, they believe the rate of child mortality — among the highest in the world during the past 12 years — has risen even higher since Saddam Hussein's regime fell and the United States took over governing the country.

Pre-war predictions of quick exit, oil-financed reconstruction evaporate (tags)

Even as U.S. troops continue to be killed in Iraq at the rate of about one a day, the United States faces the prospect of occupying the country indefinitely and leading an international reconstruction effort costing tens of billions of dollars, according to several estimates.

An Army Wife Speaks Her Mind (tags)

An Army Wife overhears a dinner conversation among anti-war protesters.

Latin America fights neolibralism (tags)

Despite the murderous repression that the Pinochet regime was known for, thousands of Chileans took to the streets in mass demonstrations. With the economy collapsing, the fascist government was forced to rehire public sector workers and reinstitute many of the laws and programs in place before the coup.

The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin (tags)

US Senate Floor Remarks - June 24, 2003 Mr. President, last fall, the White House released a national security strategy that called for an end to the doctrines of deterrence and containment that have been a hallmark of American foreign policy for more than half a century....

What Are Little Boys Made Of? (tags)

Lights, camera, action; live footage shows the military kicking down an isolated farm house door ordering the terrified peasant family, the elderly grandparents, little children and parents to kneel in the dirt their hands behind their backs. I feel sick and ashamed that the power-might-and untold blessings of my country, are being utilized in the subjugation, humiliation and terror towards people we've announced such altruistic concern for. Operation Iraq Freedom resembles Operation Bloodlust-Might Makes Right.

DefenseWatch "The Voice of the Grunt": Loyalty to the Country Always (tags)

Like the Dixie Chicks, the Irish people aren’t afraid to sound off. Forever mindful of their hard fight for liberty, they don’t take freedom of speech for granted. And their stand-up-and-be-counted electronic media regularly – and righteously – go for their politicians’ jugular veins with a vengeance seldom seen in the USA these days. I suspect the reason for the difference is Corporate America’s control over our airways; the big guys are now shamelessly riding the same corrupting pork train as most Washington-based power players.

Celebrate July 4th by Declaring Independence from the Corporate Media! (tags)

Fed up with the mainstream media's lies, omissions and distortions? It's time to send them a message: we're not taking it anymore. During Independence Day week - June 30-July 6, 2003 - join with thousands of others across the country and put your daily newspaper subscription on hold, turn off your TV, and act to support independent media!

About the "Kill a cop for the cause!" Redding Murder Case - Pt. 2 (tags)

The man who killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, CA claims immunity because he was incorporated.

More Bush Incompetence: Chaos in Iraq (tags)

The source revealed that Paul Bremer, the US administrator in Iraq, had "fewer than 600" staff under his control to run a country the size of France in which the civil infrastructure was on the point of collapse. "The operation is chronically under-resourced and suffers from an almost complete absence of strategic direction," he added.

Want to Protest an Oppressive Government? Move to Iran! (tags)

Want to protest against an oppressive government. Then you should consider moving to Tehran. In contrast to the USA, they actually do have an oppressive government over there. Young Iranians Are Chafing Under Aging Clerics' Edicts

Dying For The Government (tags)

Those who died in this war did not die for their country. They died for their government. They died for Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld. And yes, they died for the greed of the oil cartels, for the expansion of the American empire, for the political ambitions of the President. They died to cover up the theft of the nation's wealth to pay for the machines of death.

What is American Interventionism Really About? (tags)

A look at American interventionism over the past fifty years that have not exactly been of a benevolent nature.

13,000 Arabs May Be Deported!! (tags)

13,000 Arabs May Be Deported!!

"Our Religion is called America": Interview with Norman Mailer (tags)

"Now we act as though we rescued these people from terror. There is no reason to eulogize or praise ourselves to the skies. America is not a noble country.. Flag conservatives live in the illusion that America is the good and the only hope for the world."

The Isaiah Crowd And How Their Neo-Christianity is Killing Us (tags)

Why Isaiah?  To this writer's taste, Isaiah was a pretty bloodthirsty fellow, certainly not someone I would have wanted my daughter to bring to dinner. In separate verse, he foretold the deaths of the people of Babylon:

Lessons of the Irag War (tags)

Irag War

CONSERVATISM AS EXORCISM (tags)

Conservatives have lost their mind. Not their minds, but their mind. What the late Russell Kirk called “the conservative mind” seems to have disappeared from our political landscape.

U.S. Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich (tags)

How has the secretive U.S.-based IMF/World Bank economically enslaved poor countries?

Gen. Tommy Franks resigns! (tags)

Top US commander steps down as a deal is struck in Belgium to transfer his warcrimes case to US prosecutors.

Liberals vs. Conservatives? It's the Corruption, Stupid (tags)

"...how about contrasting our noble beginnings to where we stand today? Thomas Jefferson's vision for our nation is imbued with John Locke's interpretation of government of, by and for the people. "Great mistakes in the ruling part, will be borne by the people without mutiny or murmur," Locke wrote. "But if a long train of abuses. . . . all tending the same way, make the design visible to the people . . . it is not to be wondered that they should then rouse themselves, and endeavorto put the rule into such hands which may secure to them the end for which government was at first erected."

Echo Park Advocats (tags)

We are out there spreading the real deal!

July 3, National Public Hearings to Repeal the Patriot Act (tags)

On July 3, cities around the country will hold National Public Hearings to Repeal the Patriot Act.

The War Is Not Over Until The U.S. Leaves Iraq (tags)

The U.S. and Britain have declared victory in their war against Iraq and a despicable imperialist occupation is underway. A U.S.-occupied Iraq can never be a "liberated" Iraq. The Iraqi people can only be free to forge their own future when the U.S. and all foreign invaders get out of their country

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Press Conference (tags)

Press conference on Republicans' attempt to link migration and immigration policies to Mexico's cooperation with US oil interests.

ABC News Primetime interview: Country music group holds its own against right-wing attack (tags)

All in all, the Dixie Chicks held up well against the crude attempts by interviewer Diane Sawyer to browbeat them and convince them, as well as the viewing audience, that the vast majority of Americans consider any opposition to President Bush and the Iraq war tantamount to treason.

Fatherland The Remake (tags)

If you liked the Third Reich you'll just love the latest hilarious episode of Georgie Takes over the World. It's got laughs, and action, and blood n guts, and more blood, and more blood, and more blood, and more blood, and more blood,...

Right-wingers claim African American Muslims are dangerous (tags)

When Roy Innis joined the Libertarian Party in 1998, he told Party officials, "You have the kind of principles this country needs more of." More recently Innis alerted DOJ representatives about the potential for an "alliance" between Middle Eastern terrorists and domestic black Islamists.

Will Pre-emptive War Make America Safer? (tags)

Another aspect of U.S. safety is threatened by pre-emptive war. The Founding Fathers realized that not all enemies are foreign. What keeps U.S. citizens safe is adherence to the U.S. Constitution. Losing any part of the Constitution is precedent for losing other parts. Congress - the American people's representative - now has lost the constitutional right to declare war.

The Two Antiwar Movements (tags)

It’s the same old cultural Marxist claptrap. Their West Coast gig, which Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com recently reported, was filled with speeches that had nothing to do with Iraq or our international situation and more to do with such things as "transgendered people’s" rights.

The BINK Poll: Only five Americans still oppose war (tags)

April 20, 2003—With war being presented as little more than a PG movie, only five Americans still say that it was wrong to attack Iraq in the first place, which means about 80 million Americans who were opposed to the Iraqi war now say they were wrong.

God Bless America (tags)

God Bless America

Next Shah of Iran (tags)

NeoCons have picked the next King of Iran.

Reflections on why the United States and Israel are threatening Syria (tags)

As if to underline this warning, the US bombed the Syrian Trade Center in Baghdad and closed the oil pipeline from Iraq to Syria. Syria’s valuable trade with Iraq ú which totaled about $5 billion in the period 1998-2002 ú has been cut off. This is a serious blow to the Syrian economy since Iraq had in recent years become Syria’s main trading partner.

Nepal News, Hollyweird, Journo killed by IDF (tags)

No peace for Nepal as King balks...students continue strike; Hollywood liberal? IDF kills AP cameraman

Bechtel corruption info. (tags)

Bechtel Corporation Info. -- Employees: 47,000 -- Current projects: 900 -- Countries: 60 -- Ownership: Bechtel family -- Founded: 1898 -- Major projects: BART, Boston's Big Dig, Hoover Dam and the Channel Tunnel rail link between Britain and France. -- Revenues: $13.4 billion (2001)

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation (tags)

After 9/11, I also dared to hope, as did Tim Robbins, that some great good might come from the horrors of that day. I imagined that our leaders finally might begin to listen rather than pontificate; that my generation might finally be roused from its apathetic, avaricious condition and remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive. "And then came the speech."

Mad Libs for the New World Order (tags)

When we were kids, we played a fun game called Mad Libs where you'd answer some questions, and the answers would be put into an essay. The combinations were often funny, and sometimes profound. I made up a Mad Lib about the American Empire. Let's go!

Volunteers Needed to Represent Alive & Well (tags)

Our friends and supporters, the multiple Grammy winning band The Foo Fighters, have invited Alive & Well to share our information on their tour stops across the country.

Take the Next Step: Join the Global Boycott for Peace* (tags)

Don't let your money flow freely and ignorantly into the pockets of those whose actions you oppose. Disobey with your Dollars!

4/10: Iraq - Liberation of Occupation? (tags)

**US Occupied Iraq** Is This What Our Future? Think Locally, Act Globally! No Blood for Oil! No Colonization of Iraq No Immigrant Bashing! Health Care Not Warfare! Books Not Bombs! Schools Not Tanks! From: PeaceNoWar For Latest Information, Please check URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net

"America's sovereign right to do whatever it pleases" (tags)

"America, babbling endlessly about its rights and the way it sees things, so often displaying impatience over listening to the other 95% of the human race, easily forgets the many incontestable horrors it has bestowed upon the world. General Pinochet's murder of perhaps 15,000 Chileans plus a few Americans who got in his way gets barely a nod of drowsy recognition. The "boyz" chugging down frosty Cokes while napalming Vietnamese villages..."

The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population?" from: http://www.zmag.org

The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population? Would we elect a man incapable of hearing any but the echoes of his own voice? A man deaf to the ceaseless thunder of millions of voices..?"

The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population? Would we elect a man incapable of hearing any but the echoes of his own voice?" from: http://www.zmag.org

BEHIND THE BUSHES PATRIOTIC BLUES (tags)

The NeoCons just can't seem to get it right. The Government is not the Country; the people are the Country.

"MY COUNTRY RIGHT OR WRONG" - Artwork (tags)

"My Country Right or Wrong." Cliff Joseph 1968 Oil on Canvas

FREE SPEECH (tags)

LIMITS ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT

The Fascist Admiration Society Retreats (tags)

Geraldo Rivera‘s history of integrity

Peace activist urges end to U.S. military aid for Colombia (tags)

MIDDLETOWN -- A leading Colombian peace activist urged a group of about 30 church members to help change U.S. policies on Colombia’s civil war and help implement peace and justice initiatives in his country.

The Viet Cong Admiration Society Retreats (tags)

Peter Arnett's history of sedition

Dixie Chicks Number 1 Without a Bullet (tags)

So much for the A--holes who argue that their Pro-War Pro-Death view is the view of all Country Music Listeners. Another lie exposed.

RW: A War by the U.S. to "Liberate the Iraqi People"?... (tags)

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CONTRADICTIONS AND ABSURDITIES (tags)

DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO YOU?

hate feeling of young in Islamic and other countries for American. (tags)

Major issue that is coming from war is hate feeling of young in Islamic and other countries for American. American administration and its policies should understand that it is one of the largest democracies and democracy has its value. In order to retain its democratic values.

Senator Robert Byrd (tags)

Robert Byrd, 85, the oldest and longest-serving man in the US Congress, last week (March 19, 2003) denounced his nation's march to war. Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, was first elected to the Senate in 1958 after six years in the House of Representatives. This is an edited version of his speech.

Iraqi Civilians Detained! (tags)

More human rights abuse.

Gulf States May Be Next: British MP (tags)

So this is the kind of thing that goes on behind their oaths of secrecy eh?

Exiled Iraqis want to fight ‘invaders’ (tags)

AMMAN: Thousands of Iraqi exiles have been returning home over the past week from Jordan, with many insisting they want to defend their country against US and British “invaders.''

Anyone Remember Afghanistan? (tags)

Rumors about the death of the fanatics in Afghanistan were premature. Local bosses and drug traffickers are entering the vacuum created by the Karzai regime. The U.S., eager to bring the message of the West to Iraq, seems to be turning a blind eye...

George Bush II’s exit strategy after seizing Iraq’s oil: Seize South America’s oil. (tags)

Bush/Reich/U.S. oil companies/CIA stage coup attempt in Venezuela to oust democratically-elected President Hugo Chávez. U.S. government gains control of media outlets, trying to incite civil war in Venezuela to seize country’s oil revenues.

BITTER RICE: Beware the Shiites (tags)

George Bush is a primitive man, but the people behind him are far from being stupid. They are the oil barons and the arms industry giants. They want to do what great powers have always done: use their military might in order to acquire economic hegemony. In simple words: to rob the poor peoples in order to enrich themselves even more.

South America, Future US Target (tags)

The next target?

American eco-terrorists declare war (tags)

Homegrown environmental radicals cast their own fatwah on America this week. Eco-thug Craig Rosebraugh called on his antiwar troops to take "direct actions" against American military establishments, urban centers, corporations, government buildings and media outlets.

Even more rightwing hypocrisy (tags)

The Freeper hero Dick Cheney. Saddam appeaser and criminal.

Craig Rosenbaugh on the Anti-War Struggle (tags)

An excellent analysis of why the peace movements fail to stop war and a call for radical direct action.

ACT NOW BEFORE THE WAR STARTS! (tags)

EMERGENCY ACTION AGAINST THE WAR

Craig Rosebraugh on the Anti-War struggle (tags)

As the U.S. led military campaign gets fully under way in the very near future, the question remains… how far is the anti-war movement in the United States willing to go to stop the U.S. government and its unceasing atrocities? How far are you willing to go, what are you willing to do to stop the massive bloodshed once again caused by the U.S. government?

Iraqis would support war to overthrow Saddam, says survey (tags)

Secretly conducted study finds backing for US-led attack, while plans to tarnish extremists in friendly nations are revealed

Dixie Chicks attacked by right wingers! (tags)

When Country Western singers start taking heat for opposing Bush... you know we're in trouble.

Secret services accused of masterminding deadly blast (tags)

Colombia's main rebel army FARC denies responsability in the bombing of an exclusive up-town club in Bogota that left 37 people dead. In a strong declaration against terrorism, the guerrillas instead blame the official secret services for the attack.

MOODY'S International Ratings Co. URGES TURKEY TO ACCEPT US TROOPS; Backs ISRAEL's Ratings (tags)

International ratings Co. MOODY's is URGING TURKEY TO ACCEPT US TROOPS QUICKLY, (so as not to lose US $$$) and at the same time re affirms ISRAEL'S ratings because of expected US $$$$$.

UN Authorization Can't Mke Rank Imperialism Just (tags)

If a war without UN authorization would be wrong, does that mean that a war with UN authorization would be right? http://www3.sympatico.ca/sr.gowans/unbacking.html

Moab, mother of all religious fundamentalism (tags)

What is the fundamentalist connection to Mother of all bombs?

A Call for the Invasion of Burma (tags)

When oh when will the suffering people of Burma be saved from their tyrannical rulers? A call for someone, out of the sheer goodness of their hearts, to spend a few hundred billion bucks to save those poor suffering people...

CALL TO BOYCOTT ALL TRADE WITH THE USA, BRITAIN AUSTRALIA AND THEIR ALLIES. (tags)

A small peace group from the village of Samford, in Queensland, Australia, in defence of the children of Iraq, has issued a call for a consumer boycott of all goods and services from the United States, Britain, Australia and their allies, should they militarily attack Iraq.

FBI whistleblower: 'We can't stop terrorism unleashed by Iraq war.' (tags)

(a conservative view, and not a "neo-conservative" take, which often is cozy with fascists)

Call To Action (tags)

From a Plaintiff in the Anti-War Lawsuit against President Bush being appealed in Boston and the widow of a Viet Nam veteran.

Liberated From Life (tags)

In early October, an Afghan woman, Nurgessa, roaming the deserted streets of Kandahar accompanied by her little boy said the following for the 'liberation' efforts of the United States of America:   "Last night, while we were sleeping the Americans bombed our homes. When I woke up I saw Agha Gul [her husband] shattered into pieces and my other two sons had their heads blown away....

Was I That Stupid? (tags)

accessnorthgeorgia.com | March 4, 2003

How the Propaganda System Works (tags)

Arab League Vote against war is ignored

Teacher Shut Up (don't mention the war) (tags)

All across the country teachers are being told to shut up about President Bush and his war. As one concerned parent to another, I urge you to send email.

“FIRST” strike on IRAQ- DAY OF ACTION!! (tags)

SHUT EM DOWN!!

Taco Bell Hunger strike (tags)

update from day 2 of the hungerstrike.

warisgood (tags)

Regarding all of these anti-war protestors. They do not have a clue what is coming.

How it started in Nazi Germany (tags)

Why do we compare George W. to Hitler? Here is one of the many reasons...

gringo go home (tags)

check out argentina.indymedia.org

SENTENCE FIRST ... VERDICT AFTERWARDS (tags)

Judith nails it again. Welcome to "Alice World" where all is taken care of. Freedom and Orange Alerts for all.

What the Iraqi people are thinking (tags)

It is morally repugnant that people walk in marches across Western cities calling, essentially, for the Iraqi people to be kept in their collective jail with their tormentors.

ALERT! PRO WAR RALLY GOING ON IN SEAL BEACH THIS SAT! (tags)

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US Military turned Buccaneers for Oil Endangers Common Defense (tags)

President Bush violates original intent of the US Military and Endangers Common Defense with Nuclear Threat

Activists occupy Venezuelan embassy in Australia (tags)

With today's peaceful occupation of the Venezuelan Embassy, solidarity activists intended to highlight the repeated coup attempts in Venezuela and the US-sponsored civil war in neighbouring Colombia. Activists expressed their support for the elected government of Venezuela and the formation of a new clandestine government of Colombia.

January 18: A Call to Arms (tags)

TO STOP THE WAR, REVOLUTION IS THE ONLY PATH

Nestle demands $6m from Ethiopia (tags)

The multinational coffee corporation, Nestle, is demanding a $6m (£3.7m) payment from the government of the world's poorest state, Ethiopia, as the country struggles to combat its worst famine for nearly 20 years.

The Thug, the Thief, and the King (tags)

An excerpt from an article in the Guerilla News Network. Follow the link for the original.

venezuala:racist rage of the caracas elite (tags)

Venezuela's Embattled President Faces A Pinochet-style Opposition

Venezuela: Class Conflict and US Intervention (tags)

The upper class and US CIA are a problem in many countries. Combined with a corrupt media they use protest tactics to cause disruption and chaos with staged media events and lock-outs masquerading as popular general strikes.

US Imperialism in Colombia (tags)

Colombia has always been and still is the coveted cornerstone of the US's geopolitical control over the entire Latin American region, and at whatever the cost, the US is determined to make Colombia the jewel in its imperial crown.

venezuala: gunman may havebeen hired by anti-chavez general (tags)

agent provaceteur?

Oil grab by the United States? (tags)

'Crude' conspiracy? No: Facts don't support theory of U.S. 'oil grab'

BREAKING NEWS: Venezuelan People Surround TV Stations (tags)

December 10, 2002, 2 a.m. ET Please Distribute Widely BREAKING NEWS Dear Colleagues, Alex Main reports from Caracas that masses of Venezuelans have peacefully surrounded all the commercial TV stations in the country to protest the dishonest simulating efforts by these media giants to provoke a coup d'etat:

a timeline of CIA atrocities (tags)

the author Steve kangas was suicided in 1999

Ecuador-Lucio Gutierrez opens a new revolutionary stage (tags)

Ecuador

Proud and Insolent Youth Incorporated (tags)

The man who killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, CA claims immunity because he was incorporated.

Plan Colombia. Special Preview Screening of Brilliant New Film on Saturday in LA (tags)

"Plan Colombia" (Read about the film below) -- from the brilliant filmmakers who made "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" -- will be premiering in LA on Saturday Novemeber 23, 2002. These special screenings will be this Saturday Night (11-23), at 7 & 9pm, at Raleigh Studios' Chaplin Theater: 5300 Melrose in Los Angeles. Enter the grounds of Raleigh Studios on Van Ness, just south of Melrose; and ask the gatekeeper for directions to the Theater.

Activists Convince Staples to go Old-Growth Free (tags)

After feeling pressure from more than 600 protests at Staples stores nationwide, tens of thousands of letters and calls to the company's CEO, and news coverage across the country, office-supply giant Staples, Inc. announced Tuesday that it will meet the demands of the Paper Campaign and move towards forest friendly paper sales

Colombian communists are victims of an ongoing genocide (tags)

The current situation for the surviving members of the Patriotic Union and the Communist Party in Colombia, as well as their relatives, sympathisers or friends, is one of the worst ever examples of political persecution by forces of the far right.

Colombian communists are victims of an ongoing genocide (tags)

The current situation for the surviving members of the Patriotic Union and the Communist Party in Colombia, as well as their relatives, sympathisers or friends, is one of the worst ever examples of political persecution by forces of the far right.

Australian authorities send refugees to their deaths (tags)

Four years ago, Colombian dissident Alvaro Morales fled to Australia to escape death threats from Colombian government-backed paramilitaries. In May, the Australian authorities turned down his application for asylum. When Morales returned to Colombia he was shot dead by right-wing paramilitaries.

iraq denies expelling reporters (tags)

US media telling lies?

Coffees Up. (tags)

Here's your wake up

Iraq and North Korea (tags)

Reporter's Notebook -- Making sense of US foreign policy

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.

Patriotism (tags)

The definition of patriotism

October 6: Tens of thousands pledge: (tags)

Tens of thousands said it together on October 6--in dozens of rallies and gatherings across the U.S., on banners and T-shirts, signs and songs, in chants, speeches and a solemn common pledge of resistance. Everywhere, on banners, flyers, signs and shirts was that photo of our beautiful planet floating in space--as a symbol of unity across borders and dreams of a better world.

Quote From History (tags)

Please Fwd This Vital Piece Of Information

We're # 1 ! (don't think twice) (tags)

Uncontested superpower

Action Alert! Burlington Coat Factory - Cloaked in Oppression (tags)

This winter, help stop dictatorship in Burma: Burlington Coat Factory is helping support Burma's military regime by retailing huge quantities of "Made in Burma" products. Please take a minute to tell this company to end support for forced labor and stop the retail of products from Burma! Write Burlington Coat Factory at Customer.Mail@coat.com

FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES (tags)

WHY WAR MEANS SO LITTLE IN AMERICA...

George Carlin on Bush War (tags)

http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=104&contentid=554&page=2

BAGHDAD'S THINK-TANK BOMB (tags)

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION OR NONSENSE?

Nelson Mandela says U.S. a threat to world peace (tags)

Mandela is one of the only true "statesmen" in the world - a real leader.

Is September 11 driving you nuts? (tags)

The people of the United States should rightly remember, and so should the people of the entire world. But the events of the 11th of September 2001 were so powerful, so disturbing, that it would be catastrophic if they were remembered for the wrong reasons.

Bush Daddy Country (tags)

It spread like a "Serpent"!

2nd Call for Info Chalking Action (tags)

Sidewalk Chalk and a message!

A Cuban cartoonist talks of his art and Cuba (tags)

Arístides Esteban Hernández Guerrero, known as Ares, is an internationally acclaimed cartoonist living in Havana. His drawings have won hundreds of awards in world cartooning and satire competitions.

did the CIA form Abu Sayyaf? (tags)

there is evidence that abu sayyaf, the philippines al-qaida, was created by the CIA

New Colombian government slams door on peace (tags)

When Anne Patterson, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, called on the new government of ultra-rightist President Alvaro Uribe Velez to summon the reserves to fight against leftist guerrilla forces, Uribe’s minister of defense, Martha Lucia Ramirez, did just that on the following day.

Why Did the Kennedy Center Shun Eddy Arnold? (tags)

Were the hidden hands of Al Gore and Ted Kennedy behind the deep-sixing of the nomination of country music legend Eddy Arnold for Kennedy Center Honors? The answer may yet emerge in the U. S. Senate race in Tennessee.

Leftwing Defeatism (tags)

I am strong, and resolute, trying to find stratagems to beat the big guys at their own game, but guess what? It appears that only Republicans are allowed this sense of exhilaration these days! The attitude of my liberal minded friends? Expect nothing less than DEFEAT! They are generally angry, and whatever hostility that comes their way from others, the more they feel PERSECUTED. Enemies of the state. And when the FBI doesn't come knocking? They're a little miffed.

U.S. Offensive in Latin America: Coups, Retreats, and Radicalization (tags)

The most powerful and organized challenge to the satellite building project of the empire is in Colombia.

Anti-globalization (tags)

Why the Palestinians

anit-globalizatiom (tags)

Why the palestinians

THE REGIME PROPOSES CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR ARAB-AMERICANS (tags)

In a trial balloon by the regime to gauge public reaction, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission (!) said in Detroit on Friday he could "foresee" a "scenario" in which "the public" would "demand" internment camps for ArabAmericans if "Arab terrorists" strike "again" in this country.

Another Basque Country is possible (tags)

National liberation versus internationalism? Global justice from a local view. This is a text about why I think that national liberation, justice and internationalism are not incompatible. How to work for reach global justice, respecting the different local realities.

FARC Warn Oppressors Representatives (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a country where brutal state terror is endorsed by the already discredited corporate U.S.A. Colombian government officials complicit in a war against the working majority scoffed at Marxist rebel warnings Thursday.

NO DUE PROSSESS OF LAW WAKE THE FUCK UP!! (tags)

MAYBE YOU THOUGHT THIS COUNTRY IS CONSTITUTIONAL. START ACTING ON CHANGING THINGS BY WHATEVER WAY NESESARY WAKE THE FUCK UP !! THE ONLY THING THAT WILL CHANGE THIS FASCIST RUN PLACE IS ACTION !! START TAKING OUT FASCISTS SYSTEMS OF CONTROL !!!

Startled marines find Afghan men all made up to see them (tags)

"We were pretty shocked," Marine Fletcher said. "We discovered from the Afghan soldiers we had with us that a lot of men in this country have the same philosophy as ancient Greeks: ‘a woman for babies, a man for pleasure’."

Bolivar in Argentina (tags)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Protesters blocked highways, while many teachers and state workers stayed home on Wednesday as Argentina's third-largest union led a 24-hour strike in the latest protest over President Eduardo Duhalde's handling of a devastating four-year recession.

The Shortwave Report 5/10/02 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of international news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast-13.7MB & quick/streaming-3.4MB. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and Cuba

How could they? (tags)

There is a new bill to stop issue of non immigrant visas to Iranian nationalities. This will iclude students and scholars, parents and relatives. Also, this will imprison every Iranian student/visa holder in United States.

Nepal: Capitalist production is disrupt by Maoist attacks! (tags)

Maoists are continuing attacks on power plants all over the country. The recent spent have affected the eastern and western hills, also the country’s mid- and far-western Terai.

Nepal: Capitalist production is disrupt by Maoist attacks! (tags)

Maoists are continuing attacks on power plants all over the country. The recent spent have affected the eastern and western hills, also the country’s mid- and far-western Terai.

ISRAEL & SAUDI BOOST U.S. WAR PLANTS (tags)

The money that U.S. gives to Israel go mainly to U.S.war plants. The Saudis buy $4 billion a year from the same "defense" manufacturing companies. The clout of the Israeli lobby is way overrated. is way o

Venezuela, Neither Chavez nor Carmona (tags)

anarchists declare thereselves opponents of both Left and Right authoritarians

Democracy Now! (3-12): Workers March Across The Country To Protest Taco Bell (tags)

Hear Amy Goodman's interview with Laura Germino from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) -- from today's (3-12-02) Democracy Now! broadcast.

Counter Demonstrate Against Anti-Latino Racists On Jan 21st!! (tags)

Counter demostrate against the American Patrol racists! Noon to 2 PM - 5750 Wilshire Blvd

POWER MEETING TONIGHT at 7:00 PM IN LONG BEACH (tags)

read on

GUARDIAN: Interim Argentinian Leader Quits (tags)

Argentina today struggled to fill a political vacuum after President Adolfo Rodriguez Saa stepped down after only 10 days in office.

COHA: Argentine Crisis Far More Than Just Economic (tags)

"Argentine crisis far more than just economic…. Argentina today is the antithesis of the good civil society. Due to the massive corruption which for decades has been the protoplasm of the country's bureaucracy, media, armed forces, judiciary and presidency, the vast bulk of Argentines are alienated from the establishment. Today, it is a country that clearly no longer works. As a result, the population views its leaders with raw cynicism and only trusts its athletes."

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!

Taleban defector turns back on torture (tags)

A DEFECTOR from the Taleban’s secret police has described how he was commanded to “find new ways of torture so terrible that the screams will frighten crows from their nests and if the person survives he will never again have a night’s sleep”.

A Media Day In Infamy (tags)

A comment on the media hype and inaccuracies coming from the media.

IS THE CIA BEHIND THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN THE USA ? (tags)

When there is a terrorist attack in a country, the first question has to be : « Is the State of this country behind this terrorist attack ? »

Mexican farmers protest in capital (tags)

Farmers say free trade is destroying their livelihoods

Oil and Slavery in Sudan (tags)

Talisman Energy is complicit in human rights violations ranging from slavery to genocide.

Argentinian workers need your support! (tags)

Spanish goverment wants to leave 7000 argentinan families unemployed

Marxist-Leninist Theory and Practice, part 2 (tags)

In short, we do not have this guiding "Thought" which is so critical to producing revolution in this country. But the main question remains, if Bob Avakian is incapable of developing a guiding Thought which would put Marxism-Leninism-Maoism into practice in this country, should we still be supporting him internationally?

C. CLARK KISSINGER -RCP-RIM-RAP-SUPPORTED NAXALITE MASS MURDERS+PERU WAR (tags)

THE WAFARE WHICH ERUPTED IN EASTERN INDIA AT THE HANDS OF ULTRA-VIOLENT NAXALITES A NEO MAOIST GROUP WANTING TO OVERTHROW INDIAN SOCIETY WITH FIREARMS IS AN ALLY OF C. CLARK KISSINGER. THIS GROUP SAID OF THE 1 BILLION DOLLAR LA RIOT in 1992: "THEY DID NO CRIME THEY'LL DO NO TIME, IT'S RIGHT TO REBEL." IT IS NOT THAT WAY--TO DESTROY THE HARD LIVES OF PEOPLE. RENOUNCE THE VIOLENCE. STOP THE VIOLENCE. SUPPORT AN END TO THE WAR IN NEPAL. COMMUNISTS KILLED BETWEEN 28 to 50 MILLION IN CHINA in GREAT LEAP FORWARD 1958-1962.

COUP WATCH: Trust The People Rally In Westwood-One of Dozens Across the Nation (tags)

Organized almost entirely over the internet (I know there were some cell phone calls!) Trust The People turned out a decidedly mainstream leaderless protest in Westwood Saturday afternoon.

Flag Burning Hurts the Cause (tags)

Flag burning = media suicide. Check today's Times. Why give the oligarchy more opportunities to demonize a whole movement?

Political prisoner in Belgium (tags)

Since the 14 th of July, Feriye Erdal, Anti Fascist militant, member of the DHKP-C (Turkish) is in hunger strike against here detention in prison in Belgium. She is imprisoned for more than 10 months. Here Health situation is getting worse, we need to act now.

Critical Mass(media) (tags)

So...you can't make it to LA? Why don't you bring the spirit of LA to you?

yes, non violent (tags)


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