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Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming? (tags)

Market ideology has been on the advance since the 1980s. Only a few voices warned of the risks and instability of the liberalized financial markets. After they profited from the generous bailout packages, the banks began to speculate against the most indebted countries.

Black Ops Which Involved Us In War (tags)

War profiteer networks, CIA and Pentagon hawks, and egodriven presidents have caused many immoral wars and illegal invasions of other countries.

Stop confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (tags)

Stop Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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

Sorry President Trump,Ted Cruz Texas Judicial System,is Worse Than Many Shithole Countries (tags)

Frightening,two of the most critical pieces of Hank Skinner's exoneration court evidence in Texas law enforcement's possession,simply vanished,and Texas wants to execute~ murder Mr.Skinner as if that evidence never existed to begin with

Nation's Largest Voting Machine Co., ESS, Admits Lying Re Having Installed Remote Control (tags)

Election Systems And Software controls statewide voting machine systems in 18 states, 13 of which are GOP dominated.

Children Incorporated Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator (tags)

Children Incorporated Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

For a World Free of Nuclear Risks (tags)

The International Uranium Film Festival will return this year to USA and show lots of films about nuclear power and uranium risks. And it kindly asks for your support and participation.

Dismantle the ICE Detention System (tags)

The entire detention system, which is a boondoggle for cops, should be dismantled.

Paraphysique de synecdoque (tags)

Sous la jupe du cosmos...

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Trump's Animals ICE And Prisoner Sexual Abuse Racists Are On The Loose!

GOVERNMENT DRAMATICALLY UNDER ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL FROM MARIA (tags)

“The official death count of 64 is a substantial underestimate of the true burden of mortality after Hurricane Maria,” researchers wrote. “Our estimate of 4,645 excess deaths from September 20 through December 31, 2017, is likely to be conservative since subsequent adjustments for survivor bias and household-size distributions increase this estimate to more than 5000.” FEMA Respond sable.

Willetts Design & Associates Earns Coveted Gold Nugget Honors (tags)

Willetts Design & Associates earned its Merit honors for Zenyara, which was honored for Best Custom Home over 8,000 sq. ft.

Why has the US gone mad? (tags)

Donald Trump blames scapegoats. Why does the US permanently seek new conflicts, send terrorists to Syria, organize the Ukraine coup, escalate with North Korea and threaten to bomb wherever it siuts them? The real reason could be that the US is bankrupt.

Memorial Day 2018 (tags)

Let's look at the reality for once on this day.

The real mission of fbi and cia (tags)

Here are list of fbi/cia goals, but see my reports on the true mission & goals of murderous fbi/cia.

The Shortwave Report 04/06/18 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, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.

Unemployment and New Ways (tags)

The rise of unemployment worldwide has reached unparalleled dimensions. In 1999, 700 million were affected. The neoliberal economic theory promotes the prosperity of the rich, not society as a whole. Profit maximization is often the only goal. Reducing working hours is vital.

OBEY Clothing Partner with Children Incorporated (tags)

OBEY Clothing Partner with Children Incorporated on New Tee-Shirts Designed by Artist Shepard Fairey

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Support DACA, Support Clean DREAM Act, No to the Border Wall, Racist Trump's Shithole Rhetoric!

Trump - Hard as Steel (tags)

There is outrage over the nationalist economic policy of "America First." The parallels to the 1929 system crisis are obvious. The unstable house of cards could now finally collapse. Credit-financed demand is created for a goods-producing system that suffocates in its own productivity.

what does a mexican driver's license look like? (tags)

Chances are, you are looking for the Matricula Cosular

Tour Announcement: Whole Milk's California Cruising Tour 2018 (tags)

Whole Milk Tour Announcement

THE RIGHT TO TRAVEL TO SEEK WORK IS THE RIGHT TO SURVIVE (tags)

THE RIGHT TO TRAVEL TO SEEK WORK IS THE RIGHT TO SURVIVE

Last Time Iraq, This Time Iran, Time For Purim (tags)

This article reviews Iraqi & Iranian behavior toward Israel, in the light of Purim.

Paraphysique du catastrophisme (tags)

Le capitalisme affiche son mensonge partout...

La diversité clonée (tags)

D'un niveau d'organisation l'autre...

New Law Provides Disaster Relief and Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands (tags)

As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown.

LA Times Homicide Report (tags)

The Homicide Report is an interactive map, database and blog that chronicles homicides in Los Angeles County. Any death deemed a homicide by the coroner’s office -- the death of a human being by the hand of another -- is included in the database. Coroner's officials currently are providing a bi-weekly list of homicides to The Times. At a minimum, the Homicide Report provides basic details of each killing. In addition, the report includes in-depth reporting of cases and communities, as well as updates when arrests are made and suspects are tried in court.

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.

Phénoménologie de phénoménologie (tags)

Le capital est finalement son seul ennemi...

 Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 4 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 3 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 2 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 1 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

With U.S. Backing, Turkey Invades Kurdish Syrian Afrin (tags)

U.S. and Turkish Troops Out of Syria!

Government Shutdown Solutions Could Leave Out Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico (tags)

As the Senate and White House struggle to avert a government shutdown, US disaster victims from Puerto Rico to Texas worry a deal on relief and recovery aid will continue to be delayed.

Epilogue: Pakistan on the chopping block in 2018? Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst (tags)

Under president Trump's administration, the United States of America appears to be taking all the antagonistic steps against both Iran and Pakistan to make the Wakeup call of 2007 even more pertinent as the world enters 2018. Pakistan is also a nuclear state. There will always be even greater urgency to confront Pakistan and de-nuke it if any revolutionary clergy class of Pakistan, Shia and Sunni, ever comes to power. In its calculus of primacy and hegemony, the white man's burden simply cannot tolerate any Muslim nation possessing real nuclear weapons (as opposed to tolerating the illusion of possession). The massa class well understands all that they have destroyed and stolen of the Muslims in the centuries past and cannot risk losing Western hegemony and its vassal states to a revival of “revolutionary Islam” with teeth.

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!

Video: "Frasnklin D. Roosevelt," 1 hr 17 min (tags)

Historian Robert Dallek examined the political acumen of President Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout his four presidential terms.

Paraphysique de l'aplanissement diversifié (tags)

Uniformisation de la diversité, diversité de l'uniformisation...

Imprisonment Extended. Free Ahed Tamimi, Nariman Tamimi, and Nour Tamimi! (tags)

{16-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi shown here confronting an Israeli soldier. Credit Haim Schwarczenburg]

Of The Mythical 3,000 Year Conflict In Palestine (tags)

[Painting, early depiction of the historical Saint Nicholas.]

Community Rallies in Santa Barbara in Solidarity with Inmate Firefighters (tags)

Could the brave firefighter who risked life and limb to save your home have been paid only $1 per hour to do it? Up and down the state of California, on the front lines of deadly wildfires, thousands of prison inmates employed through the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s California Conservation Corps (CCC) program face the blazing heat and choking smoke for, on average, $2 per day plus $1 per hour of work. As southern California faces a new wave of inferno, at least one community gathered for a rally to call attention to these overlooked firefighters

Paraphysique de la déontologie (tags)

Collusion de la soumission, soumission de la collusion...

Jerusalem: Reality vs Impracticality – The Protection Racket of the Jewish State (tags)

In that tight piece of geography, two nations simply cannot be constructed justly; the one with the bigger guns will always dictate the terms. And it is truly no ordinary piece of geography. It is so steeped in the history and intermingling cultures of all three Abrahamic religions that try as the transplanted European Zionists may, to obliterate the vestiges of the other two, its history and its emotional affiliations cannot be divorced from that geography. Abolishing apartheid and eliminating the racist Zionist philosophy, and replacing it with a society with secular, civil and moral laws that are based on the common moral teachings of all three religions and which treat all three peoples as equals, permitting each to practice their own faith, to hold sacred their own heritage without encroaching upon the rights of each other, is the only just solution today. That is the actual ground reality when primacy is replaced with fairness. It is also the solution that the ordinary Palestinian peoples themselves demand. It is high time the Palestinian and Muslim leaders listened, and dared to lead as history's actors in their own right. Other nations' leaders will follow suit once the singular demand is tabled by the Palestinian and Muslim leaders, with no back-off whatever the pressure and consequence. In time, all wounds will heal naturally, as all three peoples have far more in common than they have the courage to recognize and accept. The status of Jerusalem is then naturally and organically resolved as the common sacred heritage of all three faiths. Surely some formula for administering the holy city in fairness to the peoples of all three faiths can then be devised by the citizens themselves and ratified as the fair law of the sacred land that is named in the Holy Scriptures of all three faiths as “The City of Peace”.

What the State Can Do (tags)

The power of ideology is so great it easily creates a distorted perception of facts. Where money is spent is crucial, not the size of the public sector. The Internet, the touch screen, semi-conductors and the GPS were developed with state risk capital. Tax havens cause revenue shortfalls.

Asian Superstar's Book Finding Julia, Based on the Movie, Goes on Sale (tags)

Finding Julia, the book based on Asian singing and acting sensation Ha Phuong's new feature film, goes on sale Dec. 14, 2017.

I am the victim of murder for hire and need help to file a police report (tags)

I am a victim of murder for hire and cannot file a police report

Stop Trump's tax plan (tags)

Trillions in deficits will be paid for by trillions in cuts to vital programs necessary for low- and middle-income Americans: Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, WIC food assistance, SNAP, Pell grants, The Legal Corporation, PBS, EPA, heating assistance, school lunches, Meals-on-Wheels...

Congress Tax Reform Package Could Harm Poor, Warns Religious Development Group (tags)

As the Senate pushes tax reform, the head of a religious development group expressed concern over parts of the House and Senate proposals that could harm low income people in the United States and people in the developing world.

Religious Development Group Urges Stronger Corporate Reporting Standards (tags)

Jubilee USA, a religious development group, asked the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to require greater disclosure of what payments corporations make to governments where they operate.

Lessons in Nazi Trivialization and Russophobia (tags)

Gabriele Krone-Schmalz warns of a relapse into simple-minded thinking and cold war stereotypes. Could not Russia be acting out of a strategic defensive and trying to maintain its sphere of influence> Who acts and who reacts?

Winter 2017 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Immigrant Shooter = Entire Community Guilty Muslim Shooter = Entire Religion Guilty Black Shooter = Entire Race Guilty White Shooter = Mentally Troubled Lone Wolf

The October 1917 Revolution and Lenin (tags)

Contribution to the Discussion on the Centinnial of the October 1917 BolsheviK Revolution

Infobésité et faux évergétisme (tags)

Des informations capitalistes qui tuent l'information...

Palestinians of Hamas Condemn Saudi & U.S. Attempts to Label Hezbollah "Terrorist" (tags)

[Photo: Palestinian Gaza rally with Hamas and Hezbollah flags.] Saudi Arabian, Israeli, ISIS, al-Qaeda, & U.S. imperialist hands off Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Palestine, Bahrain, and Iran!

Statement on the Trump Visit to the Philippines (tags)

Filipino left coalition condemns Trump's visit, demands end of support for Duterte's human rights abuses

Crétinisme et jobarderie psychophysiologiques (tags)

De la pollution biochimique crétinisante...

Crétinisme et jobarderie psychophysiologiques (tags)

De la pollution biochimique crétinisante...

"The Public Trust Doctrine," Wealth Inequality, and Iraq (tags)

"The Public Trust Doctrine" is a fundamental precursor to modern environmental law. The doctrine has often been characterized as an attribute of sovereignty that carries constitutional force.

Paraphysique de l'interactivité (tags)

Le capital a de multiples visages...

Survival instead of Profit (tags)

Capital is a powerful machine of commodification. Since the capitalist market economy became autonomous and "separated" from society, capital has only functioned according to its own laws, the impersonal laws of profit and accumulation.

International Student Exchange Donates $100,000 to Children Incorporated (tags)

Donation will expand partnership with new program to support families in U.S.

Religious Groups Call for Aid and Debt Relief for Puerto Rico and Dominica (tags)

More than 130 faith communities across the United States are praying and acting for hurricane victims ‎during religious services this weekend.

FEMA has the authority to order martial law and open up FEMA camps for dissident Americans (tags)

Some people have referred to it as the "secret government" of the United States.

Urban Official Report that several Latin American Countries Sendimg Pro Dictator to U.S. (tags)

Noy much is known about this, but right wing Haitians were reported moving to Florida and other states.There are other countries who have right wing or left wing officials who have to qualify to move.

FEMA unprepared and lacks pre strategic planning (tags)

The mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city San Juan issued a plea for urgent help as she expressed frustration with the speed at which rescuers were being sent to work on the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory. “This is a big S.O.S for anybody out there,”

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.

Fake lives matter! A satirical look at corporate personhood (tags)

This is a satirical look at the racist origins of corporate personhood. This article shows how a slavery amendment (the 14th) was used to grant constitutional rights to corporations, while at the same time, denying those rights to freed slaves and their descendants. CC-BY-NC-SA

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.

There's a pretend world and a real world (tags)

The Supreme Court of the United States ($COTU$) granted constitutional rights to legal inventions (corporations) by pretending that property is a "person." CC-BY-NC-SA

Winner takes all (tags)

Demonstrates how capitalism works using the board game Monopoly as an example. CC-BY-NC-SA

The Shortwave Report 09/15/17 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, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.

Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)

This article surveys the relationship between the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and catastrophic weather events in the US.

Donald Trump is an Extreme Narcissist (tags)

Hans-Jurgen Wirth, b. 1951, is a psychoanalyst with his own practice, a professor of psychoanalytic social psychology in Frankfurt and a publisher. His most important book is "Narcissism and Power" (2002).

Paraphysique de la tautologie (tags)

La perpétuité de l'autorité...

Hurricane Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)

This article points out how catastrophic weather events have coincided with the Peace Process initiatives.

Wells Fargo as the biggest US bank laundered billions from Mexican murderous drug cartels (tags)

Wells Fargo is profiting billions of dollars at the expense of all Americans.

Fall 2017 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Charlottesville, The Returns of Racist KKK Nazi Violence, and More Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Horror, FIGHT BACK!

The Two Sides of hate (tags)

What separates leftists sipping coffee under the mural of a murderer in Oakland from those marching with tiki torches in Charlottesville? Both are convinced that they are doing the right thing and neither has any intention of honestly examining their own beliefs.

Philippine President Duterte's State of the Nation Address (Sona) (tags)

DUTERTE’S SONA – MORE SWEARING THAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The Shortwave Report 08/18/17 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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.

Trump's Neo-Nazis and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy (tags)

Trump has dispensed with the fiction of democracy because he believes that in the interest of power both people and the planet are disposable, excess to be plundered and discarded.

environment harmed by mandatory jury duty. (tags)

Driving to jury duty can be harmful to the environment.

Fbi Agents Rampantly Engage In Criminal Activity (tags)

This paper presents proof by clear and convincing evidence that fbi agents and operatives rampantly engage in criminal activity, corroding the pillars of civil society and subverting the very laws that they are sworn to uphold and honor.

Plantations Were Prisons: Mobilizing for the Aug. 19 Prisoners Human Rights March (tags)

Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell confronts the history and legacy of slavery head-on, asserting: "When it comes to African Americans, we have been incarcerated from the time we arrived in this country. Plantations were prisons. The change from incarceration on a plantation, to incarceration in custodial institutions, to incarceration where there are no physical limitations, but where one exists in a state of civic and political oppression, in my view, is nothing more than semantics. Mass incarceration started when slavery started."

Europe's Conquest by the US (tags)

The US and NATO have troops at the Russian border. Russia has no troops at the US borders with Canada and Mexico. Who staged the 2014 coup in the Ukraine? Who promised Gorbatchev there would be no NATO expansion to the East? Who is the stabilizer and who is the destabilizer?

Reem's bakery in Fruitvale. Mainstreaming Murder (tags)

An Oakland bakery with a mural of a convicted terrorist has neighbors upset

100 Years Ago African-Americans Marched Down 5th Avenue to Declare That Black Lives Matter (tags)

On the afternoon of Saturday, July 28, 1917, nearly 10,000 African-Americans marched down Fifth Avenue, in silence, to protest racial violence and white supremacy in the United States. New York City, and the nation, had never before witnessed such a remarkable scene. The “Silent Protest Parade,” as it came to be known, was the first mass African-American demonstration of its kind and marked a watershed moment in the history of the civil rights movement. As I have written in my book “Torchbearers of Democracy,” African-Americans during the World War I era challenged racism both abroad and at home. In taking to the streets to dramatize the brutal treatment of black people, the participants of the “Silent Protest Parade” indicted the United States as an unjust nation.

Brazil: A short letter to President Trump (tags)

This beautiful fugitive bird, Mr. President, the hope of a smarter, peaceful and productive world, moves my fingers and my heart as I write this short letter to you.

Class War on the Waterfront: Longshore Workers Under Attack (tags)

ILWU Local 10 retired longshoreman Jack Heyman talks about technology and the danger of a proposed 8 year contract.

European Union Votes on Corporate Transparency Regulations (tags)

The European Parliament is set to vote on landmark corporate transparency rules known as "country-by-country" reporting.

The President as Businessman (tags)

Trump's gigantic tax cuts will only benefit the rich. Revenue losses of six trillion dollars are expected for the first decade after the Trumpian tax cuts start. Trump sells the illusion that the old order can be restored.

The Shortwave Report 06/09/17 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, Sputnik Radio, and Spanish National Radio.

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.

Deep State Targets Duterte for Shaky Alliances, Not Drug Killings (tags)

The deep state is attempting to destabilize Duterte for his political instability, not his extrajudicial killings of civilians. The Philippines turning to Russia and China scares the intelligence community enough to use ISIS to stage a coup.

Israeli Jews Say, It’s Our Jerusalem! (tags)

A review of some Israeli opinions about Jerusalem.

Puerto Ricans Gather at Diaspora Summit as Island Begins Bankruptcy Process (tags)

Puerto Ricans from across the United States and the Caribbean island are meeting in New York City to discuss ‎the island's economic crisis.

Israel’s Human Rights Spies (tags)

Haaretz: Israel infiltrates Amnesty International

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.

The recent 'Insurgent Notes' conference in New York City (tags)

The people behind the ostensibly ultra-left Marxist web site 'Insurgent Notes' recently hosted a conference in New York City. The following was originally written in response to an account of this conference by a Trotskyist group on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic seaboard.

US-Mexico Border Worker Solidarity March/Action Against NAFTA & For Driscolls Agricultur (tags)

Mexican and US workers and activists joined on both sides of the border to oppose the wall, racist attacks and NAFTA. They also called for unity of US and Mexican workers against the multi-nationals that exploit workers on both sides of the border

Unemployment and Inequality (tags)

"The past will devour the future" if there is no radical change of direction in economic development. That is Thomas Piketty's prediction. Piketty sees the solution in a global capital tax or wealth tax.

Benjamin Tucker: Individualist Libertarian Market Socialist (Updated 2017) (tags)

American Individualist Libertarianism is a form of market socialism with self-employed individuals, co-operative businesses, and socialist employers. 1. (If your interested, please see: Benjamin Tucker’s State Socialism and Anarchism: Where they Agree and where they Differ) It differs from Mutualist market socialism because mutualist market socialism also has an agro-industrial federation and a regulated market (regulated market by the community or federation) to ensure equality of opportunity. 2. (If your interested, please see: Proudhon’s Principle of Federation)

America under Donald Trump (tags)

The "elite-mass split," the tear between the establishment and the masses, damages American democracy. As a damaged democracy, there is very low trust in the competence of the government. The official unemployment figure of 4.9% is regarded as a distortion of reality.

PCJF Opposes Appointment of Free Speech/Civil Rights Violator to be Next D.C. Police Chief (tags)

PCJF Opposes Appointment of Free Speech/Civil Rights Violator to be Next D.C. Police Chief

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.

Cloudflare’s Transparency Report for Second Half 2016 - FBI National Security Letter (tags)

Text of FBI NSL National Security Letter

Reasons for anarchism. (tags)

What is the future of freedom? What does a free world look like? Anarchism is the best way to guarantee the freedom of humans and animals, now and in the future. Anarchists want to eliminate government and other forms of hierarchy.

The Unsung Heroes of American democracy (tags)

This article is my response to my wonderful fellow Americans for supporting us, Muslims

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,

"A Hostile Act": Mexico Braces for Trump's Border Wall (tags)

Numerous civil liberties and human rights organizations, meanwhile, blasted Trump’s immigration directives as emblematic of a horrifying descent into discriminatory and racist policy territory.

Paraphysique de trumpisation (tags)

De nouvelles générations trumpisées...

Trump, spokesman slam U.S. media over inaugural crowd coverage (tags)

Washington city authorities do not provide official crowd counts but TV footage clearly showed the gathering did not stretch all the way to the Washington Monument as Trump asserted

Los Angeles Braves Extended Downpour to Tell Trump Hell No (tags)

Angelenos show up in a long rain to give warning to the new President to keep his hands off of California and her inhabitants.

Los Angeles Braves Extended Downpour to Tell Trump Hell No (tags)

Angelenos show up in a long rain to give warning to the new President to keep his hands off of California and her inhabitants.

FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Survei (tags)

FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance

Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California's Homeless (tags)

Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California's Homeless

This Week in Palestine, January 13th, 2016 (tags)

This Week in Palestine, January 13th, 2016

Nurses Storm The Boulevard To Pressure Trump on the ACA (tags)

The California Nurses Association Rally in Hollywood to save the Affordable Care Act

Nurses Storm The Boulevard To Pressure Trump On the ACA (tags)

The California Nurses Association Rally in Hollywood to save the Affordable Care Act

The Effectiveness of Sex Offender Treatment Programs – Robert Tronge (tags)

In January of 1989, before the sex offender hysteria hit the legislative sector of our country, a study was conducted entitled ‘Sex Offender Recidivism a Review‘, by the noted researchers L. Furby, M.R.Weinroth, and L. Blackshaw. Although the primary purpose of this study was to try and determine the actual recidivism of people who are involved in sex crimes what it secondarily discovered was the effectiveness of treatment programs or lack thereof I should say in reducing recidivism.. Realize that today most treatment programs that use behavior modification follow the same type of guidelines that were used during this time. They were basically drug and alcohol programs that were modified to treat people with what therapists perceived as sexual control problems.

Trump and the Consequences: Democracy at a Crossroads (tags)

What appears here is another form of democracy, without the constitutional state and without opposition. Trump could operate with enemy declarations. Today Donald Trump is a radicalized Nixon. Democracy is always endangered and never given as a present.

The Real Story of the Recount (tags)

Jill Stein’s multi-state presidential recount was unprecedented. The idea originated from a group of computer scientists represented by attorney John Bonifaz, who after analyzing the U.S. computerized voting system found it to be vulnerable to hacking and manipulation. Social scientists and statisticians deemed some of the 2016 election results to be improbable. Election integrity volunteers and attorneys stepped up to help sort it out.

Philippine President Duterte: A fascist original (tags)

'Like the anti-Marcos resistance 4 decades back, the only certainty members of the anti-fascist front can count on is that they’re doing the right thing. And that, for some, is a certainty worth dying for'

Jane Fonda Divests From Wells Fargo (tags)

The actress-activist celebrated her birthday by joining #BankExit. “Don't forget how successful the divestment movement was in bringing down Apartheid,” she said. Later, a round dance took place in the busy intersection of Sunset and Vine, paralyzing traffic in all directions for several minutes (pictures following article).

Ethnic Cleansing in Syria (tags)

A guide to who's who.

Roar of approval as campaigners working to end circus suffering receive a “Barker” (tags)

Animal Defenders International founders Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips for ‘Extraordinary Achievement for Animal Rights’

Indybay Censorship, Sabotage, and Defamation (tags)

In organizing "Justice for Sean Arlt and Luke Smith protests, the Revolutionary Tendency works in a non-sectarian manner with protest co-sponsor Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom and with participation and support from Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs, 15-year-old Luke Smith’s mother, Luke Smith’s class mates, and with food and coffee provided by Joe Schultz of India Joze. As these are grass-roots community events, one would think that the “non-hierarchical” censors at Indybay could look beyond their unexplained and seemingly irrational hatred, censorship, sabotage, and defamation of these community events demanding justice for Sean Arlt and Luke Smith. Yet, this is not the case.

Nominate NoDAPL for the Nobel Peace Prize (tags)

NoDAPL may well be the model for resistance in the era of Drumpf/Trump.

Take a Step Back – Robert Tronge (tags)

I’m sure we’ve all heard the statement “walk a mile in his shoes”, but how many people are actually willing to step outside of their comfort zone and do this for a real. Most people are unwilling to see the other person’s point of view, especially when it violates their concept of right and wrong, whether that view of right or wrong is based on past experiences, ethnic, cultural, religious believes or outright bigotry.

US Election as a Turn of an Era (tags)

Karl Marx modified a Hegel quotation that world-historical events always occurred twice, the first time as tragedy and the next time as farce. Since November 9, 2016, we know they can occur as tragedy and farce at once.

Paraphysique du cyberespace (tags)

Brûler tous les papiers...

Require a Citizenship and Constitutionality test for all Lawmaking Bodies – Robert George (tags)

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday signed legislation that will require all Arizona High School students to take and pass the US Citizenship test before they are able to graduate.

Democracy and the Uncanny Power of Money (tags)

Growing inequality is the greatest political problem of our time. Governments are often only actors or puppets of an anonymous regime for the benefit of the privileged where the interests of simple people do not count.

Donald Trump as the Antithesis of Liberal Politics (tags)

Was this a victory of a show over substance? Was this a triumph of anti-intellectualism rampant for years? Trump capitalized on the economic plight of a very concrete section of the population. Today the US is a source of fear for the rest of the world

Crashing the Party (tags)

Twain in the nineteenth century exposed the excesses of America’s first Gilded Age and sought, without success, to avert the young nation’s lurch toward imperialism.

Secession (tags)

Secession is the departure of a group or community from a larger organization such as a state, province, country, or empire. Talk of secession has increased since Trump won the presidential election. Secession is the correct response to the election of Trump. States, regions, counties, towns, and cities should secede from the United States. Cities and states where most people did not vote for Trump must secede from the US. The United States is not worth saving.

A Nation, Founded on LIES, Part Five (tags)

An Article prove that the Fifth Amendment is a lie.

Secession (tags)

Secession is the departure of a group or community from a larger organization such as a state, province, country, or empire. Talk of secession has increased since Trump won the presidential election. Secession is the correct response to the election of Trump.

Video: Born on Third Base by Chuck Collins, 58 min (tags)

Chuck Collins talked about his book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Tthe Common Good, about inequality in the United States and what to do about it. Mr. Collins is the great-grandson of Oscar Mayer.

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.

How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism (tags)

Copied from Common Dreams

Humanity Thanks You (tags)

This report reflects my gratitude to all who seek freedom from violent oppression from psychopaths in government, especially those in fbi /cia.

Duterte's Strike Against the US Empire (tags)

Commentary on western news media's demonizing of President Duterte and the rub-out of history of US imperialism.

the crisis of the two-party system (tags)

The Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign, along with former attorneys general, Republican as well as Democratic, have bitterly denounced Comey’s action.

US mergers set new record in October (tags)

With Qualcomm’s announcement Thursday of a $39 billion deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV, October has set a new monthly record for US mergers and acquisitions.

I offer criminal indictments against fbi et al. (tags)

I offer data to criminally indict fbi/police/congress/SCOTUS

renewed US pressure on Australia to line up against China (tags)

A report released last week by the United States Study Centre at Sydney University underscores the centrality of the Australian alliance to the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” against China

SAG-AFTRA video game performers on strike (tags)

In the early morning of Friday, the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced a strike against a dozen video game entertainment corporations, including Electronic Arts Productions, Inc., Disney Character Voices, Inc. and Warner Brothers Games, Inc.

The class struggle of th Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson (tags)

The Libertarians’ economic program voices the economic grievances of some of the more economically insecure layers of the American middle class through their criticisms of the domination of the major banks and corporations. Based on conceptions which originate in the right-wing and anticommunist Austrian School of bourgeois economics

What is behind the anti-Russia campaign in the US? (tags)

A major theme of the 2016 US presidential campaign has been the campaign to depict Russia as intent on manipulating the election through cyber warfare.

Philippines: 100 Days of the Duterte Presidency (tags)

This article has been presented and discussed by the leadership and organizers of the Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses - PLM) to mark the coming 100-day anniversary of the Duterte administration. It is a contribution to the discussion among the Left and progressive forces on how to view this administration and the tasks ahead.

Self-Serving Politicians Behind Legislation – Robert G Tronge (tags)

To protect our children, It’s an emergency, if the passage of this law saves just one child then it has served its purpose. We have all heard these type of comments from our legislators. Friedrich August von Hayek once wisely said.

Bloody Duterte (tags)

...And Then They Came For Me (tags)

See some parallels between jack booted thugs of Hitler's Nazi Gestapo and today's fascist fbi and police thugs in USA

Evidence that USA is run by criminals (tags)

See compelling evidence that the USA is run by de facto criminals.

Puerto Rico Oversight Board Holds First Meeting (tags)

Independent Experts Monitor Puerto Rico Board and "PROMESA" Legislation

USA's President Has Almost No Power Over fbi / cia assassins (tags)

The President of the United States of America has no real power over fbi/cia/dod assassins & mass murderers.

New Report Finds Corporate Offshore Tax Avoidance ‎a Growing Problem (tags)

According to a new report, secretive offshore tax avoidance practices are on the rise among multinational businesses.

Venezuela's 3 Cent A Gallon Gas & Hugo Chavez' Death (tags)

It was Venezuela's 3 cent a gallon gas which attracted the destabilization of that country by the CIA

Government Sponsored Terrorism or Public safety? (tags)

This fact is basic psychology, Robert George Tronge. 1. You see something new 2. You learn to trust it and accept it. 3. You speak about it, passing on the information you were given to others. 4, You act upon the information given.

Why You Don't Hear About All These Bankruptcies (tags)

This is the root of Americas problems. Couple with deterioration of the voting process, and the power of the jury, our country is about dead. Americans imply consent to all this international legalese in numerous ways, but mostly by spending the cash of the federal reserve banking monopoly without qualifying that at every opportunity with the statement "All rights reserved".....b

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).

Fusion Green Liberty Party 2016 Presidential Campaign (tags)

The Green Liberty Party is a fusion party that combines both Green and Libertarian concepts. Primarily the GLP is concerned with ending the rackets called "war on drugs" and "war on terror". GLP candidate Mark Paul Miller will use the Office of President to research, expose and stop these two government rackets that have taken lives and money from U.S. voters. It is possible for a write-in candidate to win the election if they get enough votes

Philippines: The Contradictions of the Duterte Regime (tags)

Based on a talk delivered at All Leaders Meeting of BMP-Sanlakas-PLM at Claret Parish Church on July 13, 2016.

Fbi destroys America (tags)

See evidence that, among other corrupt agencies, the fbi leads in the moral and legal destruction of the USA.

America's Promise & The Grim Reality (tags)

Here are some cold irrefutable facts about the murderous corruption of fbi.

Bertolt Brecht Testifies Before the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947) 2 min (tags)

725 free movies, 700 free ebooks and 450 free audio books (including "1984") are ours on www.openculture.com. Enjoy the feast! How can anyone be hard-nosed with 725 freed movies?

#EmailGate Obama Lynch Clintons Assange Guccifer 2 The Inside Story (tags)

#EmailGate Obama Lynch Clintons Assange Guccifer 2 The Inside Story

God hacks a border crossing (tags)

New episode of crackbird saga

USA is run by the criminally insane (tags)

See the evidence, as the world's population now studies, that the very dangerous assassins of fbi/cia rule the globe.

International Day of Solidarity With Oscar López Rivera (tags)

Show your support for Oscar's release! #FreeOscarLópez #35paisesxOscar

Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines supports state burial for Ferdinand Marcos (tags)

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte announced in the wake of his election in May that he intended to grant the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a state burial in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery). Preparations are now being made for a state funeral on September 11, the 99th birth anniversary of the former president.

KPFK Local Station Board Elections In-Progress (tags)

KPFK has begun the election process for its 2016 Local Station Board. The nomination process began on June 1, 2016 at 9:00 am PST and will close on June 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm PST. There are currently three Staff and nine Listener-Sponsor positions up for election.

The Shortwave Report 06/10/16 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. Sputnik Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.

Puerto Rico Archbishop Urges Congress, Governor and Creditors to Solve Debt Crisis (tags)

Ahead of a likely House vote this week, San Juan's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves OFM, announced his support for Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation in an op-ed to The Hill.‎

61 Reasons To Vote Against Hillary Clinton (tags)

California's primary can change the world.

Fbi murderous corruption, per validated " fbi whistleblower " (tags)

Former fbi agent survives 30 years of fbi assaults and presents this synthesis of his studies.

Hillary’s email revelation: France and US killed Qaddafi for his gold and oil (tags)

poster's note: Hillary's emails show 143 tons of gold held by Libya as well as oil were 2 of the factors along with others in the bombing of Libya

Excerpts from 2002 report on failed leadership USA (tags)

About 14 years ago I expressed my concern about the failed leadership in the USA. Today, the gross human rights violations by USA (especially the fbi/cia) punctuate my observations on topic.

The fbi's own crime spree (tags)

See this brief report and note that we can be assured of the fbi's own continued crime spree against innocent people.

Where to begin the overhaul of USA corrupt government! (tags)

To clean up the police state USA, first we get rid of all the 'burros' (i.e., the fbi) in government.

The Philippines’ New Strongman (tags)

Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian neoliberalism isn’t the answer to poverty and political abuse in the Philippines.

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.

Propaganda Countdown to WWIII: Armenians in the Crosshairs (tags)

True to their well-documented pattern, the Azeris felt compelled to come up with their own propagandized version of non-reality to show that they too can be victims of genocide --- ostensibly committed by Armenians.

Fbi forces Vets into suicide (tags)

This report from me (a Vet) presents evidence that the fbi ritually and often for sport engages in unconscionable crimes against our veterans.

Communications Workers of America District 9 Action at AT&T Shareholders (tags)

Observe Randall Stephenson and the AT&T Board of Directors and Shareholders; their connections to BIG MONEY. Learn about their efforts to silence the voices of labor and progressive shareholders seeking transparency in their political donations and lobbying.

Fbi are quite the murderous cowards (tags)

The United States of America belongs to cowardly & corrupt fbi assassins, not to the people.

Jesuit Priest And War Resister On Ethical Imperative of Vegetarianism (tags)

Ethical, Health, Spiritual and other reasons a Catholic antiwar priest decided to become vegetarian

Sleep: "Nature's soft nurse" (tags)

This report is another effort to address the global problem of assaults on human beings by subhumans using spaced based & inhumane weaponry.

Five myths about tax havens (tags)

When tax havens assist kleptocratic elites in hiding their cash with impunity, they don’t guard against corruption and despotism — they help perpetuate them. Tax havens provide an escape route from laws that is available only to a rich minority that can afford to use it...

A police state USA, unfettered by moral / legal constraints (tags)

This report summarizes how the police state evolved in the USA and suggests the need to STOP IT!

The Steep Cost of Tax Dodging (tags)

Supports to a bridge crumble in Iowa City, Iowa, in a photo taken on September 15, 2014. The long-deteriorating infrastructure of the United States is repaired and maintained with tax funds, much of which are currently being withheld in offshore accounts by large corporations...

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte’s One-Man Revolution and the CPP (tags)

Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian vision is no way forward for the Philippines.

Former Circus Tiger Rescued in Peru by Animal Defenders International Arriving at MIA (tags)

After a lifetime of suffering in a Peruvian circus, Hoover the tiger will finally be flown to Miami International Airport (MIA)

Nationwide, New Laws Seek to Suppress Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Campaigns R (tags)

4 of 5 Dem and Republican Candidates Are Supporters of Continued Netanyahu Violence. They are Clinton, Trump Cruz, Kasich

Executioner Merrick Garland, Denier Of Prisoner Rights (tags)

Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is more of the same, indicating an executioner justice who would continue policies of endless war.

"Panama Papers" Release Highlights Need for US Shell Company Legislation (tags)

More than 11 million leaked documents from a major Panama-based "off-shore" law firm reveal how the global financial system enables corruption and tax evasion.

Trump not sensitive (tags)

Trump is out of touch.

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

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

Paraphysique d'empiriocriticisme (tags)

Marchandise de propagande, propagande de marchandIse...

EBALDC’s partnership with Urban Core has resulted in protests (tags)

Considering that EBALDC had a fund balance of $22,884,524 during 2014, it appears that EBALDC, a so-called nonprofit housing developer, may be sucking it’s buildings dry financially with it’s general and administration fees, property management fees, repairs and maintenance fees, developer fees, and other charges it uses to collect huge sums of money from its many buildings and properties.

Merrick Garland Opposed Guantanamo Prisoner Rights, Expanded Citizens United Theft (tags)

Garland's decisions on Guantanamo, Citizens United, defendants etc. have helped only the military and the rich. He may have coveredup the CIA role in the bombing of the OKC

Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Walden Bello (tags)

Without a doubt, Sanders has captured the imagination of people, especially the millennials, around the world.

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.

The dirty fbi's overthrown United States of America (tags)

See my conclusionservice after 30 years of experience as a victim of the fbi crime spree against me.

Unless the Democrats Run Sanders, A Trump Nomination Means a Trump Presidency (tags)

Democrats need to seriously and pragmatically assess their strategy for defeating Trump. A Clinton run would be disastrous; Bernie Sanders is their only hope.

Modern Eugenics (tags)

This first hand report reflects a monstrous program by world governments, especially the USA.

Walden Bello: Sanders as US President good for US, Philippines, and Asia (tags)

MANILA - “Bernie Sanders would be good not only for the United States but for the Philippines and Asia,” Walden Bello told the US media after he chatted briefly with the candidate for Democratic Party presidential nomination in Waterloo, Iowa on Sunday, 13 December 2015.

Michael Chertoff The Man & His Star-Crossed Past (tags)

Poster's note: Chertoff made the Dept of Homeland Security an Israeli agency and has hired Michael Hayden, the man who made the NSA a universal snoop and was also head of the CIA, for his Chertoff Group)

Facebook's Frolics (tags)

Facebook's Frolics

Fbi is washed up (tags)

See my conclusion regarding the destruction of the fbi.

Former South African President Visits US to Stop "Illicit Financial Flows" (tags)

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki visits the United States February 16-19 to raise awareness on how the developing world loses money to corruption.

Divestment passes at UI Chicago (tags)

Text of Divestment resolution that passed unanimously in Chicago

The Disgraceful United States Supreme Court (tags)

This report on the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is about thirty years in the making.

Super Bowl 50: Super Militarization and Super Inequality (tags)

The most expensive single sports game on Earth kicked off under unprecedented militarization of the police and the highest levels of inequality since the Great Depression.

Egyptian Writer Given 3 Years Jail for Criticizing Egyptian Sheep Murder (tags)

Egyptian writer Faitma Naoot sentenced to three years in prison for criticizing Egyptian sheep slaughter on Facebook.

Army Intelligence resents fbi cowards who attack combat vets (tags)

 What does one do when his country has been overthrown by cowardly punks in fbi/cia! Answer: Resist.

French Circus Drops Elephant act After Abusive Past Emerges (tags)

Animal Defenders International launches its “Watch List” to track trainers who have been exposed abusing animals

How NAFPS and Al Carroll Are Under Attack by White Racists...Again (tags)

Native Americans have been fighting for their spiritual traditions for decades against New Age cultural appropriation and commercial exploitaton. NAFPS and Al Carroll have been at the forefront, and for that, white racists have always hated them, slandered them, and demonized them. The good news is, the racists have always failed.

Donald Trump Criticizes Corporate "Inversions" During Presidential Debate (tags)

Donald Trump has criticized corporate "inversions" as "one of the biggest problems" facing the United States.

The Military-Industrial Complex is the Greatest Threat for World Peace (tags)

Fighting the dominant culture of war that is promoted by all the media justifications of war and war propaganda is vital. This culture must be decoded as misanthropic and shattered. Building a culture of peace is the project of the century.

UNVETO (tags)

H.R. 3762 which repeals the individual mandate and restores the full 40 hour work week needs to have it's veto overridden.

Lakota Tribal Leader Leonard Peltier Held in U.S. Prisons Since 1976 Amnesty Int. US 2016 (tags)

LEONARD pELTIER is a 15/16th Lakota Sioux native American born near Pine Ridge on Rosebud Reservation on the North Dakota SOuth Dakota border.Leonard served in the U.S. Marines and was sentenced June 2, 1976 to 2 consecutive life terms pn a sham trial in Midwest

Puerto Rico Plans to Default on New Year's Day (tags)

Puerto Rico plans to default on part of its $1 billion debt payment due January 1.

The Rise of Fascism: Trump, Alex Jones (tags)

Progressive youth in college: thank you for protesting, but know that today, there are no “safe spaces” because we're witnessing the re-emergence of fascism in the United States, and globally.

Bombing Strengthens the Islamic State (tags)

The attempts to stop Islamic terror through military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq have brought about the opposite. These attempts destabilized societies in those countries, promoted terror and triggered great streams of refugees. So the policy of the West bears a joint responsibility.

Landmark UAW International Ruling Rejects Local BDS Resolution (tags)

BDS resolution defeated by bUAW international Union

Ted Cruz, Contemptuous Of International Law, Facilitator of Perry's Texecutions (tags)

: Ted Cruz argued before the Supreme Court that Texas had a right to execute prisoners without granting their Vienna Convention rights.

fbi can run and hide, but not forever (tags)

The fbi hides its atrocities from public view with the help of main street media , but not for much longer .

Evidence of fbi cyber crimes (tags)

More fbi pranks are shown in this report.

The Shortwave Report 11/27/15 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, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

Paraphysique de l'Etat d'urgence (tags)

Du bureaucrate au pirocrate...

Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)

In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waste of resources. States are weakened by tax cuts.

“None Dare Call It Conspiracy:” How U.S. Elites Made Islamist Militants the New Red Menace (tags)

The American Establishment’s Quarter-Century Scheme to Replace Defunct Soviet Communism with “Expansionist” Militant Islam. And Why We Need Former U.S. Senator turned diplomat Gary Hart, Who “Thinks Differently” About U.S.-Russia Relations, to Join the 2016 Presidential Race

Following Paris Terror Attacks, Only Three Things are Guaranteed (tags)

The immediate response to the terror attacks in France was one of blatant militarism. As Anti-Media reported earlier today, the French government has deployed 10,000 troops to patrol the streets of France.

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.

Our Lost Nation (tags)

While the people sleep with eyes wide open , the government of the United States of America continues a bloody and cruel crime spree globally.

10 Shocking Realities of the TPP (tags)

Now we see why the US Trade Representative and President Obama wanted to keep the TPP secret for four years after it was ratified. It if had not been for a very aggressive fight against fast track trade authority in which hundreds of thousands of people participated, we would not see the text.

Philippines: Unions decry deceptive, vague ‘labor agenda’ of APEC (tags)

ORGANIZED workers sneered at the so-called labor agenda in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila next month by describing it as deceptive and vague, which merely reaffirms APEC’s ideology based on the primacy of corporate power and profits over labor and trade union rights.

fbi tries to prevent my tsunami of data offerred globally (tags)

fbi operatives globally try to intimidate readers of my site.

A Reminder of Nazi Germany: USA is a Nation of Traitors (tags)

See the similarities between Nazi Germany and today's USA by reading my reports.

NYT Perpetuates the Myth about Obama Killing Osama (tags)

NYT

US Intends "Direct Action on the Ground" Supporting ISIS (tags)

anti-war

Fall 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Migrant’s Human Rights Violations, Syria Refugee Crisis – Proudly Made by U.S.A. + Dump the Trump!

Walden Bello runs for senator of the Philippines, pushes reforms in governance (tags)

Rep. Walden Bello resigned from Congress on March 19, 2015, because he could no longer support a hypocritical good governance policy under which President Aquino went after his political enemies but protected his corrupt cronies. His resignation was also an act of protest at the president’s refusal to accept command responsibility for the Mamasapano tragedy. He felt that his voluntary stepping down was the ethical thing to do since his party Akbayan, of which he was the principal representative in the House of Representatives, maintained its support for Aquino.

Putin Straight Talk (tags)

Putin

Tax Justice for Social Justice (tags)

Every year states lose billions in tax revenues through the aggressive tax avoidance practices of international corporations. These companies profit from public services whose financing is left to citizens. 1 trillion euros are lost every year from European public budgets.

NYT Justifies US Afghan Hospital Bombing (tags)

NYT

Offshore Shell Games 2014, 56 pp (tags)

Ugland House is a modest five-story office building in the Cayman Islands, yet it is the registered address for 18,857 companies. The Cayman Islands, like many other offshore tax havens, levies no income taxes on companies incorporated there.

AIPAC's War on Palestine (tags)

Israel

Obama Could Stop Israeli State Terror with One Phone Call He Won't Make (tags)

Israel

USA Overthrown from Within (tags)

See how the USA has in fact been methodically transformed from a constitutional governement to a fascist state by fbi/cia.

NYC SJP questions the BDS Movem,ent (tags)

Many divestment campaigns have passed through student referendums and student government resolutions, but all but a few have been purely symbolic. No actual divestment, and no real boycotts against israeli universities have been established...

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

NATO

Cochabamba: Water as a Human Right (tags)

The economy should be part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. The TTIP, TPP and TISA trade agreements create a parallel private arbitration system that gives corporations special rights to sue states. Labor and environmental arein danger.

Visa wars: Guatemala vs. El salvador (tags)

The internal and continual upheaval about national policies toward newcomers is taking a sharp turn in Mesoamerica or Central america. El Salvadorean nationals get Temporary Protected Status while Guatemalan travelers remain illegal in 9 times out of 10.Wheres the pope?

TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

A mass demonstration is planned for Saturday October 10 in Berlin against the TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership. A parallel private ad hoc arbitration system is created where corporations can sue states for lost profitsLabor and environmental rules undermined

Putin: The Best Hope for World Peace (tags)

Syria

Russia's Upper House Authorizes Aerial Operations in Syria (tags)

Syria

Dueling Ideologies in New York: Putin v. Obama (tags)

UN

Protesters Enact Symbolic "Die In" to Unwelcome Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley (tags)

Over 2000 vibrant protesters from many different Indian American communities joined together outside the SAP Center in San Jose to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Digital India" and Hindutva. They raised many issues with Modi's leadership, ranging from forced conversions to Hinduism, Internet surveillance, arrest of political bloggers, harassment of human rights activists, blind eye to rapes, dispossession of small farmers, rewriting of Indian history, and the 2002 Gujarat massacre.

Neoliberalism Blames Individuals for Inequality (tags)

In neoliberal theories, social justice is not a meaningful category and social inequality is a necessary result of market processes. Performance justice is a necessary illusion. Responsibility for poverty and misery is often shifted to individuals with the worst genes.

America: The World's Greatest Threat (tags)

America

Corruption of USPI, fbi, Texas DPS (tags)

See my reports on the unmitigated corruption of the USPI by the hoodlums and gangsters of fbi .

Russia's Real Involvement in Syria (tags)

Syria

Threatening Jeremy Corbyn (tags)

Britain

Near Zero Percent Federal Funds Rate Since December 2008 (tags)

Fed

Cowardly and Murderous United States of America (tags)

Summary reports on the cowardice of the USA follows:

Irresponsible US China Bashing (tags)

China

fbi is a ythreat to national security (tags)

Would you serve a nation that would attack you for honorably defending that nation on the battlefield?

The Russians Are Coming, Again (tags)

Syria

Resistance to gentrification in San Francisco (tags)

Analysis from a long time opponent of what capitalism is doing to the city of San Francisco

Senate Fails to Block Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Iran

US Phony War on ISIS (tags)

ISIS

Anti-Netanyahu Rage (tags)

Israel

Obama's Covert Drone War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Veto-Proof Senate Margin Achieved for Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Iran

More Lawless US Sanctions on Russia (tags)

sanctions

Puerto Rico’s Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief and End to Austerity (tags)

Puerto Rico’s religious leaders called for debt relief in the face of the $72 billion financial crisis burdening the Caribbean US territory. At a press conference in San Juan, leaders of the principle religious groups laid out six principles to resolve the crisis.

Fbi methods are unconscionable (tags)

As of today the terrorist methods of the fbi are almost unheard of.

Florida State Attorney's Office, Unethical (tags)

State & federal prosecutors are quite the embarassment to humanity.

Fabricated Pentagon Reports on ISIS (tags)

ISIS

Rabbis Against Peace and Stability (tags)

Iran

Misguided Calls for More QE (tags)

QE

Jerry Hartfield: Victimized by US Police State Injustice (tags)

police state

KPFK= more. Tired of the turmoil? we are too. (tags)

KPFK programmer of important political interviews and one of the only-4 paid staff programmers on the station expresses his concerns and reveals his experiences with the new Gen'l Mgr. Recent changes to reduce staff work time may be the final 'shoe to drop' that will break whatever all stakeholders liked and paid for at Our Radio Station - paid for by listener-stakeholders. Excerpts of his latest revelations and plea is below.

Israel v. the World on Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Israel

kPFK under threatening duress - even to it's long-established staff by new Gen'l Mgr (tags)

A staff member, Ian Masters, who hosts a regular newsworthy program 6 days/week [and also has a public forum at the Hammer musem too which promotes KPFK by ] , has written a clear letter indicating his concerns . He wrote a truthful explanation of what is happening to programming and what he said about this also on-air, and has been duly threatened. Anyone concerned over such unreasonable acts at Our Radio Stattion should write to the current new GM at KPFK.org and state your views, concerns, and or willingness to continue pledging $$$.... or not. His emailed letter is below:

Palestinian Hunger Striker Muhammad Allan's Life Hangs by a Thread (tags)

Israel

Facade of Diplomacy Masks Same Old US Latin American Policy (tags)

imperialism

By the Bullet or the Burning Ballot (tags)

The week of June 7, 2015, Mexico´s midterm elections, saw an unprecedented surge in anti-government rebellion stemming from an electoral boycott and disruption called for by a diverse coalition of militant resistance groups. The legitimacy of government itself lay at stake in intense actions that signified state destitution. Among the manifestations, the indigenous autonomous pueblo of Álvaro Obregón called on anarchists to converge and help defend the community against the political party and police apparatus seeking to retake the territory. This piece outlines the regional events that unfolded, the general context of plummeting government legitimacy, and a firsthand account of anarchist-indigenous collaboration in defense of autonomous territory.

Irresponsible NYT and CNN Venezuela Bashing (tags)

Venezuela

Political Debates: Theater, not Substance (tags)

politics

Close Confidant's Emails to Hillary Bash Britain's Cameron (tags)

Hillary

US Supports Egyptian Tyranny (tags)

Egypt

More Illegal US Sanctions on Russia (tags)

Russia

Greece demonstrate (tags)

At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only point where he apparently got something concrete, is that of the reduction in military spending: the creditors have accepted that it is weaker than what they asked for...

Cleveland Police Attack Black Activists (tags)

police state

Half of cuba's Hockey Team defects to the USA (tags)

Half of the Cuban men's field hockey team at the Pan American Games in Toronto defected to the United States, a player and sources close to the Cuban delegation said.

Phony Claims About Syria Retaining Chemical Weapons (tags)

Syria

Hillary Clinton: War Goddess, Corporate Shill, Anti-Populist (tags)

Clinton

The Shortwave Report 07/17/15 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 Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.

Jade Helm Military Exercises: Preparing for Martial Law Enforcement? (tags)

police state

Israel Intends Blitzkrieg Against Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Israel

Pope Francis in Ecuador (tags)

Ecuador

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Nominee Irresponsibly Calls Russia America's "Greatest Threat" (tags)

anti-war

A Formal Response to California’s Death With Dignity Act Legislation (tags)

Recently a major and moral decision was made to quell California legislature as to whether people suffering with terminal illness should have the right to die with dignity. Democrats did not have enough votes although the legislation might come back later in the year? To the extent that there was much of a debate in the news it has been one-sided with a chorus of status quo preventivists. Religion has once again slammed up common sense and compassion

Hillary Clinton Wants BDS Campaign Undermined (tags)

BDS

GA AS P (tags)

The new name for this murderous nation:

White Supremacists tied to human trafficking and a series of unsolved murders (tags)

This is an long but worthwhile article that specifies the link between white supremacist hate groups in the United States, human trafficking and a series of unsolved murders. I hope someone uses this information usefully. I hope this shuts these morons up for good. We all deserve to live in peace without any white supremacists causing any more problems for anyone.

Pentagon Calls Russia, China, Iran and North Korea Threats to Global Peace (tags)

anti-war

Former Science Ed of London Times: Smallpox Vaccine Triggered Aids (tags)

As Governor Brown, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer have worked to violate the 1st amendment which guarantees religious freedom and to violate the health of children, it's time to examine again the data which indicates the WHO smallpox vaccine spread AIDS around the world.

The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change (tags)

Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.

BDS Effect on Israel's Economy (tags)

Israel

Restorative Justice Is Needed For Albert Woodfox, The Black Panther Party And The Nation (tags)

On Monday, June 8, 2015, US District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a retrial. Among those who communicated with Albert during that emotional week was Southern University Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell. In the days following Judge Brady's ruling, she was a featured guest on several television and radio shows that focused on Albert's case, including National Public Radio. In this interview with Angola 3 News, Prof. Bell discusses her new law journal article and reflects upon the latest developments in Albert's fight for freedom. She argues that recent Angola 3-related media coverage in the US is becoming "more substantive," and that this month "the media got bolder and began digging deeper than just a soundbite."

Russia Blasts Increased NATO Provocations (tags)

Russia

The United States of America, A Killing Field (tags)

The true nature of USA leaders protrudes from the fog that keeps people in delusional stupor.

New York Times Big Lies (tags)

NYT

TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracy and the Public Interest (tags)

TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO describes the TTIP as “secret tribunals” where only “foreign investors” can sue. Frank Bsirske of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty.

Obama Wants Regime Change in Ecuador (tags)

Ecuador

Putin Straight Talk v. Obama Doubletalk (tags)

Putin

Kiev's Junta Forces Terror Bomb Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

TTIP - Why the World Should Beware, 61 pp (tags)

Radical free trade policies did not begin with the birth of NAFTA, nor with the founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 – both had been in place in over 90 developing and transitional economies for over a decade through structural adjustment programes imposed by the World Bank and the IMF. (Walden Bello)

Jeb Bush Makes His Presidential Candidacy Official (tags)

elections

Russia to Counter US Eastern European Buildup (tags)

Ukraine

CIA Human Experimentation (tags)

torture

Summer 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Life and Death in the Border, Mass Detention: Another U.S. violation of Human Rights

Netanyahu: Serial Liar, Unindicted War Criminal (tags)

Israel

Presstitute Media Support Anti-Consumer Fast Track Legislation (tags)

trade

The fbi's universal disregard for human rights: (tags)

My reports on the corruption of this country's society at the hands and feet of the fbi are required reading for those who seek to clean up the murderous mess caused by the government.

Leaked TPP Trade Bill Healthcare Annex (tags)

trade

Kiev Pronounces Minsk Agreement Dead (tags)

Ukraine

Ramsey Clark's Amicus Brief Challenging Legality of Iraq War, 23 pp (tags)

Former US Attorney General Files Brief in Federal Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Iraq War, USLaw, June 4, 2015

G-7 Leaders Stay Tough on Russia (tags)

G-7

Irresponsible New York Times Russia Bashing (tags)

NYT

At G7 Summit Trade and Debt Policies Take Center Stage; Bishops Call on G7 to Enact Global (tags)

G7, Jubilee USA Network, Debt

US Solution to Everything: War (tags)

anti-war

A new, evil nation is formed (tags)

Open ones eyes to the truth of our b overthrown government.

Serve the USA in combat and be falsely labeled a murderer by fbi/cia for such service (tags)

See my documentations of how the USA allows the fbi/cia to fraudulently discredit combat war vet.

Revisiting Patriot Act Police State Legislation (tags)

police state

The hidden costs of trade treaties (tags)

The free trade treaties with Canada (CETA) and the United States (TTIP) are not threatening European standards, the negotiators in Brussels assure us. Yet environmental and food safety regulations have already been weakened.

Jingoistic Media Scoundrels Bash China (tags)

China

Washington Wages War on International Soccer (tags)

FIFA

Four Winds of March Against Monsanto Los Angeles Take The Streets of Hollywood (tags)

People of Los Angeles joined the global call to March Against Monsanto on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in solidarity with thousands of people spanning over 400 cities of the globe. In L.A. the march originated in four cardinal directions in the morning (North Hollywood/Valley, West L.A/Venice, South L.A., and downtown) and traveled via public transportation to the central rally in East Hollywood, followed by a march to Griffith Park for a non-GMO potluck and teach-in. Over five hundred people participated in #MAMLA #MAM2015 to say #HellNoGMO.

Obama Memorial Day Big Lies (tags)

Obama

Bernie Sanders: Populist or Opportunist? (tags)

politics

G7 Finance Ministers Focus on Growth in Face of High Debt (tags)

Washington DC - G7 finance ministers gather in Dresden, Germany, to discuss promoting "sustainable growth" in the face of growing global debt. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is among the ministers gathering. The meeting takes place amid debt crises in the Eurozone and the developing world. The ministers meet after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported slow economic growth and increased debt burdens during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings. "‎It's impossible to experience sustainable growth, when wealthy and poor countries are struggling with unsustainable debts," stated Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, who is in Dresden for the meetings. The finance ministers gathered in Dresden include Joe Oliver of Canada, Michel Sapin of France, Wolfgang Schäuble of Germany, Pier Carlo Padoan of Italy, Taro Aso of Japan, George Osborne of the United Kingdom and Jacob Lew of the United States. Jubilee USA joined Jubilee Germany in Dresden for several G7 outreach events organized on the growing debt crisis.

Russians Traveling Abroad Risk Lawless US Abduction (tags)

police states

Washington Wants War on Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

US/Iranian Relations: Back to Square One? (tags)

Iran

Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology (tags)

The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.”

Kiev's Ongoing Aggression on Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

US Defense Department's Fabricated Chinese Threat (tags)

China

Iran's Humanitarian "Rescue" Ship to Yemen (tags)

Yemen

Deepening Sino/Russian Ties (tags)

anti-war

This is the United States of America (tags)

This important report reveals how the USA Intel services drive their Targets insane.

California Community Colleges Reject BDS (tags)

Divestment from Israel is roundly defeated by the California Community College General Assembly

This is the United States of America (tags)

Read and weep, not for me, but for all mankind who suffer now and later from wicked, evil and inhumane USA government employees and supporters like you.

VIDEO: Cholita the abused ex-circus bear takes first steps to freedom! (tags)

Real life Paddington bear relocated to ADI rescue center ahead of ‘Spirit of Freedom’ flight to the US

Know The Brand Names of Water Thief Nestle's (tags)

27 years ago Nestle's permit to siphon off the people's water in California expired

Saudis Using US-Supplied Banned Terror Weapons Against Yemeni Civilians (tags)

Yemen

Announcement (tags)

My announcement 25 years in the making:

San Francisco Supervisors ban wild animal performances (tags)

Animal Performance ban in San Francisco

Socialist Animalism (tags)

Free collection of articles.

Federal agents being accused of gross misconduct & assassinations (tags)

The Justice Department report unearthed many incidents where government agencies did not properly report incidents of sexual misconduct, many of which happened in the company of prostitutes.

Iran Bashing Heats Up (tags)

Iran

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

Yemen

Obama's Endless War on Humanity (tags)

Obama

Dwell Time...A Conversation With Eric Foner (tags)

A brief, breezy look at historian Eric Foner

BREAKING: WikiLeaks Leaks TPP Draft!!! (tags)

An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurts their business, according to a classified document.

Seek no help from PHD,MD IN PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY (tags)

See my report before you trust in any so called expert in psychiatry / psychology

Spring 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Immigration Law in Limbo, But Mass Detention and Deportation Continues….

Britain Prepares for Nonexistent Russian Attack (tags)

anti-war

Nuclear Armed and Dangerous Israel Blasts Iran's Peaceful Program (tags)

Iran

“Censoring Palestine” event at UC Berkeley (tags)

Report on UC Berkeley Event: Censoring Palestine at the University and Academic Freedom at the Crossroads, March, 6, 2015, Boalt Law School- “Censoring Palestine” Event at UC Berkeley claims denial of free speech from perch at prestigious taxpayer-funded venue

Gov Susana Martinez petitions court to reject Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache Tribe's legal re (tags)

he tribe while waiting on the Governor to comply with the law is operating their popular open to the public travel center on its reservation at Akela Flats, 17 miles east of Deming on interstate 10 in Luna County. There is a full-service café, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. While you are there check out the Indian jewelry, tobacco, beer and wine and other tax free liquor. There’s a boutique museum featuring old photos of Geronimo and early history of the tribe.

Secret US Intelligence on Yemen Compromised (tags)

Yemen

Meet Green elected school board members, Sunday, March 29 in LA - 4pm (tags)

Meet Green elected officials Jose Lara, Vice President and Governing Board Member, El Rancho Unified School District, Pico Rivera (Los Angeles) and Sean Reagan, Governing Boardmember, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Norwalk. Saturday, March 29th, 4-6pm. Mercado La Paloma - 3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles. Food court on site, with vegetarian options.

Where is Geronimo (tags)

Headlight File Photo in 2008, Governor Bill Richardson ordered the New Mexico State Police to form a blockade at the Apache Homelands Casino property in new Mexico

Next "Star Wars" to score in Los Angeles for First Time in Franchise History (tags)

In a reversal of the current tide of runaway production facing our local scoring community, the music scoring for the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is moving from London and coming stateside to Los Angeles.

Israel Wants Iran Nuclear Deal Blocked (tags)

Iran

Paddington Creator Backs Campaign To Save Bear in Peru (tags)

Paddington Bear creator joins ADI to rescue Cholita.

Fascist US House Members Declare War on Russia (tags)

Russia

President Obama Insults Intelligence of America’s Youth By Dictating Priorities (tags)

Rather than listening to his young constituents, President Obama disregards their highest priority—ending the failed pot prohibition policy of the United States—and condescendingly substitutes his own narrow-minded vision for the future.

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Calls America a Hemispheric Threat (tags)

imperialism

Renowned War Resister Juanita Nelson Slips From Her Body (tags)

Juanita Nelson's first public act of courage occurred on a train from Cleveland to the South when she was put at the Mason Dixon Line into a Jim Crow car. Nearly 8 decades of war tax resistance, sitins at segregated restaurants, organic farming, simple living and peacemaking followed.

Paddington Bear to Hitch a Ride on Animal Defenders International Flight From Peru (tags)

Cholita hitches a ride with Animal Defenders International

Model Venezuelan Democracy v. US Imperial Lawlessness (tags)

Venezuela

Obama Reevaluating US Position on Israel? Don't Bet On It (tags)

Israel

Biden Congratulates Poroshenko for Violating Minsk (tags)

Ukraine

Israeli Election Postmortems (tags)

Israel

Western Lunatics Risk Nuclear War (tags)

anti-war

Does Obama Plan Cuba-Style Blockade on Venezuela? (tags)

Venezuela

The Murderous Government of the United States of America (tags)

This is a report that should stir all human beings on earth to raise a fist in defiance of the inhumane tyranny of the USA.

Washington and Kiev Willfully Sabotaging Minsk Agreement (tags)

Ukraine

PHILIPPINES: Statement on International Women’s Day (tags)

The Philippines Should Stop Being US’s Pawn and Warfront

Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Enabling Law (tags)

Venezuela

Fascism: Humanity's Scourge (tags)

Ukraine

Fascist Republican Senators Threaten Iran (tags)

Iran

The Unthinkable: Possible Nuclear War with Russia (tags)

anti-war

Je Sus Chavez! (tags)

Venezuela

Poroshenko Prepares for More War (tags)

Ukraine

Netanyahu's Congressional Rant (tags)

Israel

The CIA-Controlled Neocon Washington Post (tags)

WaPo

Obama's War on Humanity at Home and Abroad: Roland John's Appalling Mistreatment (tags)

police state

NYT Editors Supp;ort Fascist Extremism (tags)

NYT

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?

Kiev Junta Ascendancy to Power Big Lies (tags)

Ukraine

Deconstructing John Kerry's Big Lies in London (tags)

anti-war

Intelligence Report on A Wave of Crimes By Police, fbi/cia (tags)

See my latest intelligence report which is prompted by contacts with me by fbi,cia,police, congress.

Russia Bashing Big Lies Persist (tags)

Russia

Obama's Demagoguery on Counteering Viiolent Extremism (tags)

Obama

Brazil LGBT (tags)

domains .gls.slg.br gls gls.slg.br .gls.slg.br Brazil

USA OVERTHROWN AND OVER THE TOP (tags)

My report on the state of our country and of our people:

America's Interventionist Legacy (tags)

anti-war

Britain and Canada Involved in Foiled US Venezuelan Coup Plot (tags)

Venezuela

The British Royal Family: 50 Personal Connections to Child Sexual Abuse (tags)

It goes way beyond Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew. The British Royal Family have employed and befriended some 50 reported sex offenders. Why? It's time they answered some *very* urgent questions.

Venezuela Foils Obama's Coup Plot (tags)

Venezuela

Obama Wants To Be Czar... Asks For More Powers Of War (tags)

Obama has asked for war powers to bomb civilians, adults, voiceless beings with more tens of billions stolen from US taxpayers.... while 66,000 bridges at home need repair... etc etc

What's Next in Donbas? (tags)

Ukraine

World Shock At USA,s Atrocities (tags)

See a summary of the global study of my reports on the complete corruption of the government of the USA.

Arming Ukraine: Ongoing Since Last Year (tags)

Ukraine

Charles W Freeman Jr Says the US Has Not Cauterized MidEast Problems But Metastasized Them (tags)

US policy toward Israeli leadership can be compared to giving car keys to a drunk.

Putin v. Obama and Netanyahu on Iran's Nuclear Program (tags)

Iran

Sami Al-Arian: Deported, Free at Last (tags)

police state

Russian Aggression: The Big Lie Blasted Worldwide Ad Nauseam (tags)

anti-war

Munich's March to War with Russia (tags)

anti-war

Anti-Israel Radicalism's Genocidal Nature at UC Davis (tags)

Again the anti-semitism at the heart of the BDS movement surfaces

Obama's New National Security Strategy: Ugly Business As Usual (tags)

Obama

BDS resolution and antiSemitism at UC Davis (tags)

BDS and the poisonous effect on campus climate

Outrageous MSM Putin Bashing (tags)

Russia

Pharma Cartel Poisons Kids with Thimerosal Ethylmercury Vaccines (tags)

Several vaccines still contain Thimerosal and the ethylmercury compound believed to be linked with higher rates of autism in children and some adults. Unfortunately the corrupt western medical establishment under pharma cartel influences remains opposed to banning Thimerosal outright as suggested by the UN and continues to distribute these toxic vaccines in lower income countries and also in the U.S.

Promoting Escalated War on Donbas (tags)

Ukraine

Valentine’s Screening Of Award Winning Lion Ark At Cinema Verde Film Festival (tags)

“Animal Lovers” are most definitely welcomed to come and watch.

Washington's Ukraine Agenda Risks WW III (tags)

Ukraine

TTIP: Redistribution of Power, not Free Trade (tags)

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) involves the redistribution of power away from the parliaments and to the executive and its unelected lobbyists. The TTIP does not involve freedom of trade.

March Against Air France (tags)

Join The Bunny Alliance and Empty Cages LA for a protest against Air France – KLM. Air France-KLM is the number one transporter of animals to laboratories, and the number one Airline deporting asylum seekers and migrants out of France. Take a stand against the import of animals to labs, and the deportation of migrants!

Nuland at Brookings (tags)

anti-war

Islamic State Recruiter Admits Getting Funds from America (tags)

anti-war

understanding the sick criminals in fbi (tags)

fbi's cjis continues to harass me, now admitting their unlawful conduct

Fake Russian Spy Ring Announced (tags)

Russia

US Official Insults Cubans (tags)

Cuba

Russia Responds to Obama's Bombastic State of the Union Address (tags)

Obama

Pacific Radio Discovers Audio Of Speech by Dr King To London Audience (tags)

Pacific Radio has discovered audio tape of a speech Dec 7 1964 Dr Martin Luther King gave in London days before his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize as the youngest recipient ever at that time. It is in audio at http://democracynow.org and in text at http://pacificradioarchives.org

GITMO: Symbol of America's Moral Depravity (tags)

torture

In San Francisco, "Dispatches Against Displacement" -- a review (tags)

A work by a prominent San Francisco housing activist in a context of ongoing defeat for San Francisco renters...

"Je Suis CIA"; Another False Flag Event to Boost Military-Industrial Complex Profit$ (tags)

Article copied from Global Research outlines the Charlie Hebdo incident as a CIA concocted false flag designed to provoke conflict between the West and Islam. The beneficiaries of this designed attack would be the military-industrial complex that thrives under the constant threat of war and terrorism. The Kouachi brothers were well known to intelligence officials and were being guided by their handlers for several years leading up to the timed strike in France.

US/UK Special Relationship: Partners in High Crimes Against Humanity (tags)

anti-war

My Half Century Of Discovery: The Corruption of Murderous USA (tags)

See my summary of a half century of discoveries regarding the decadence of the murderous United States of America.

The attack against Charlie Hebdo (tags)

After the attack against Charlie Hebdo, all the formidable power of the media and bourgeois propaganda kicked in to use the emotion born of the bloody massacre to rouse support for "national unity" and the "values of the Republic." the Government, parties of the left, right and far- right (excised by the organizers of the Paris march, the far-right Front National (FN) of le Pen called for demonstrations in the provinces), trade union apparachniks and multiple associations called for large demonstrations of unity: so that rich and poor, unemployed and capitalists, workers and employers could march together for "freedom of expression" and against "terrorism", behind French political leaders and government officials and those of other countries, German, Spanish, English, etc. or even Turkish such as the Prime Minister of that government which has imprisoned dozens of journalists, which violently suppressed Kurdish demonstrators (thirty dead) and which supports the activities of jihadist groups in Syria, Israelis such as Netanyahu still dripping in blood from all its victims in Gaza, etc. a true imperialist Holy Alliance.

Charlie Hebdo Fallout in America (tags)

police state

Kiev Big Lie on Ending Donbas Conflict in Two Weeks (tags)

Ukraine

34 countries, 17 states represented "100,000 Tweets for Oscar" Campaign Reaches over 500,0 (tags)

Over 500,000 people were reached on January 6, 2015, Oscar's 72nd birthday, as the National Boricua Human Rights Network and La Respuesta coordinated the "Social Media Campaign for Oscar López."

Are the Times A-Changin' at UC Berkeley’s School of Law? (tags)

Torture Memo, Racial Unrest & (Perhaps) a Job Applicant’s Cover Letter Wake Up the School’s Faculty, Staff and Once-Floundering Social Justice Center

Paris Killings Aftermath: War on Civil Liberties (tags)

police state

Hypocrisy in Paris (tags)

anti-war

Waging Phony War on Terror (tags)

anti-war

Report rips Jewish Voice for Peace for its tactics (tags)

Extremist group JVP exposed

Revised: Michael Brown Story Killed All Focus To Semitic Hate Crimes in Gaza (January 4, 2 (tags)

In the first week of August heat was really coming to boil over massive and blatant war crimes perpetrated by Israelis against Palestinian civilians in Gaza this summer of 2014. Even Benjamin Netanyahu was busy contacting supposedly our U. S. Congress-people then in early August to shield his-self, and his likes, from war crime allegations and potential tribunals. Suddenly along came to the media radar Michael Brown’s death just when the world was in a real uproar about repeated violence and blatant attacks on civilians and children —knowing intuitively such attacks were deliberate crimes.

Global Shale Gas and the Anti-Fracking Movement (tags)

Water Contamination. The evidence strongly suggests that fracking poses serious dangers to workers, communities, and the natural environment with particularly severe impacts in terms of water contamination and access. Fracking just one well can use between 2 million to 5.6 million gallons of freshwater

INF Infowar (tags)

Russia bashing

Occupy the Rose Parade: People’s Parade Follows Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade (tags)

A people’s parade protesting the corporate takeover of our democracy trailed the official Tournament of Roses Parade. The Occupy the Rose Parade #OTRP tradition continued for the fourth year in a row on January 1, 2015.

Cuba Bashing (tags)

Cuba

Abbas Signs Rome Statute: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Palestine

Comments on Palestine's UN Failure (tags)

Palestine

US Vetoes Palestinian Statehood Resolution (tags)

Palestine

Bahrain: Profile of a Police State (tags)

police state

The Year Ahead (tags)

anti-war

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

Palestine

Ways out of Capitalism (tags)

This introduction to Tomasz Konicz' "On the Search for Alternatives to the Permanent Capitalist Crisis" (2014) is translated from the German. Empire could be replaced by republic as excess could be replaced by access and more by enough Capitalist contradictions/dislocations are signs.

Follow-Up Open Letter to New York Times Editors (tags)

NYT

America's War on Palestine (tags)

Palestine

Nicht to War in Europe (tags)

anti-war

New York Times: Enemy of Truth (tags)

NYT

A Holiday Season Message (tags)

activism

G-77 Countries+China Rebuke America (tags)

anti-war

A New Perspective, Let My People Go (tags)

Message for peace on earth

North Korea: Longstanding US Punching Bag (tags)

North Korea

America's War Agenda (tags)

anti-war

US/Israeli No Palestinian State Solution (tags)

Palestine

US Attempted Color Revolution in Russia? (tags)

Russia

Organized labor unites in opposition to BDS (tags)

California Teamsters Issue scathing letter in opposition to BDS

Israel Bombs Gaza (tags)

Israel

Targeting Russia Escalates (tags)

Russia

ADI awards Congressman Jim Moran the 2014 Animal Champion Award for his dedication to end (tags)

ADI General Counsel Christina Scaringe presents Rep. Moran with the ADI Animal Champion Award in Washington DC.

REBELLIONS IN NORTH AMERICA (tags)

REBELLIONS IN NORTH AMERICA:NEEDS OF ADVANCE, SYMPTOMS OF THE FUTURE

US to Veto Palestinian Statehood Bid (tags)

Palestine

Longstanding US Cuba Policy: Regime Change (tags)

Cuba

Putin's Annual Marathon Press Conference Tour De Force (tags)

Putin

Thaw in US/Cuban Relations? (tags)

Cuba

Review of E San Juan's AMBIL (tags)

Filipino activist Karlo Mongaya reviews the avant-garde postconceptual writing of E San Juan Jr., and its critique of author-centered institutionalized expression in the neoliberal regime of Aquino in neocolonial Philippines.

Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid (tags)

police state

Former Ukrainian Parliamentarian Exposes Kiev Ruthlessness (tags)

Ukraine

Obama's Phony Turning Point (tags)

anti-war

NATO Delivering Arms to Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Academic Groups For and Against BDS (tags)

Israel

Washington's Master Plan: World Conquest (tags)

anti-war

Lawless US Sanctions on Venezuela (tags)

Congress

Gorbachev and Lavrov on US/Russian Relations (tags)

Russia

Crime Without Punishment (tags)

torture

Paraphysique du catastrophisme (tags)

Spectacle de la catastrophe, la catastrophe du spectacle...

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

UN Process Could Limit Default and Stop Predatory Funds

Kissinger Geopolitics (tags)

anti-war

Ukraine: Fascist Dictatorship Masquerading As Democracy (tags)

Ukraine

Assad Affirms Syrian Sovereign Independence (tags)

Syria

US and Israel: Partners in High Crimes Against Peace (tags)

anti-war

US House Declares Cold War on Russia (tags)

Russia

Ashton Carter at DOD Means More War (tags)

anti-war

UN Committee Against Torture Criticizes US Policy (tags)

police state

Israeli Prosecutorial Overreach (tags)

Israel

Washington Covertly Arming Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Systemic Injustice in America (tags)

police state

Chris Dixon on Indymedia On Air (tags)

Chris Dixon author of Another Politics, interviewed on Indymedia on Air on KPFK.

Hagel Sacking Suggests More War (tags)

anti-war

Deadlocked Iran Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Why Austerity Kills (tags)

The poorest and weakest persons must pay the price for misguided political decisions. Political-economic decisions decide over the life and death of persons. The New Deal stands for an effective debt reduction. Germany has been an active driver of austerity.

Albert Woodfox: 41 Years in Solitary Unjustly (tags)

police state

REMEMBERING CARLOS BULOSAN (tags)

A re-assessment of Carlos Bulosan's life and works in the context of his birth anniversary this November and Filipino-American Month.

RE-VISITING CARLOS BULOSAN (tags)

Reviewing Carlos Bulosan's life and work in commemoration of his birth anniversary November 1911.

Biden in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Obama's Sham Immigration Reform (tags)

immigration

Winter 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Is Obama's Immigration Plan Too Modest? Proposals Cover Less Than Half of Nation's Undocumented

Phénoménologe de phénoménologie (tags)

Le capital est une bactérie qui se reproduit à l'infini...

Monsanto Growth Hormone Causes Suffering To Cows and Disease To Human Beings (tags)

Monsanto, Eli Lilly, Upjohn and American Cyanamid have caused disease to humans and suffering to cows with their mastitis engendering growth hormone.

Putin: Sanctions Violate International Law (tags)

sanctions

Politicized Persecution in America (tags)

police state

Duplicitous US State of Emergency with Iran (tags)

Iran

Obama at APEC (tags)

Obama

Putin Prioritizes Strong Sino/Russian Ties (tags)

Putin

Stop the Wall Activism (tags)

Israel

Loretta Lynch for AG: Holder 2.0? (tags)

DOJ

Mission Creep in Iraq (tags)

Iraq

33.5 million dollars raised for Middle east Peace (tags)

More than 1,200 attended the FIDF Western Region GalaGala featured performances by Ricky Martin and David Foster and Friends

Individual Democrats can adapt to Republican majority (tags)

Individual democrats can improve their situation by trying to get along with Republicans and can benefit from cooperating with Republicans.

Ghosts of Wall Street Occupy Hollywood Blvd Halloween Night (tags)

“Nightmares from Wall Street haunt us all,” says Occupy Fights Foreclosures, as concerned citizens took to Hollywood Blvd to educate and awaken others about economic inequality and banker crimes.

US Electoral Postmortems (tags)

elections

Philippines: Akbayan and Santiago file joint resolution to terminate VFA (tags)

Akbayan Representative Walden Bello and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago today close ranks as they call for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) saying it is being used to shield US military personnel from Philippine laws for violations and criminal offenses done on Philippine soil.

Kiev Reneges on Donbas Self-Rule Status (tags)

Ukraine

Southeastern Ukrainian Elections: Scoundrel Media Misreporting (tags)

Ukraine

The Day Israel Attacked America (tags)

Israel

Fed Ends QE (tags)

Fed

Ferguson: an episode in the war class (tags)

On August 9 in Ferguson, a small suburb of St. Louis, a cop killed Michael Brown firing 6 bullets into him: this young black man, unarmed, with his arms raised in the air, had made the mistake of not responding to his order to walk on the sidewalk. Michael Brown was left like a dog in the street for several hours without even his parents allowed to come close to his body.

Cracks in US/Israeli Special Relationship? (tags)

Israel

Duplicitous Ukrainian Electoral Postmortems (tags)

Ukraine

Ukrainian Electoral Postmortems (tags)

Ukraine

Reinventing Vietnam War History (tags)

Vietnam

MSM Misinformation on Ukraine's Parliamentary Electioms (tags)

Ukraine

Kiev War Crimes (tags)

Ukraine

Whitewashing Kiev Mass Murder (tags)

Ukraine

Killers, torturers and the new recommended registry for them (tags)

I propose a long overdue registry to protect us from government killers & torturers.

Russia: On the Right Side of History (tags)

Russia

Reinvented Scoundrel Media History (tags)

media

Deconstructing John Kerry's Big Lies (tags)

anti-war

Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag? (Part II) (tags)

anti-war

2008 Redux? (tags)

economy

Healthcare: A Fundamental Human Right (tags)

healthcare

Venezuela Poised to Win Security Council Seat (tags)

Venezuela

Down with the Imperialist War in Iraq and Syria! (tags)

In early August the American government decided to launch a limited “humanitarian action” – in the form of mass bombing! – in Iraq, after an international campaign to mobilize public opinion over the plight of the Yazidi and Christian minorities who have been threatened with “genocide” by the advance of Islamist rebels of “the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (better known by the acronym ISIS).

A Brave New Transatlantic Partnership, 32pp (tags)

Talks between the European Union and the United States on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) took off in the summer of 2013 with many political and business leaders hailing the deal as a silver bullet against the difficult economic recovery affecting both sides of the Atlantic.

Stop Police State USA (tags)

See my reports on the need to reverse the police state in USA.

Obama's Syria Strategy (tags)

Syria

Saber Rattling Ahead of Resumed Ukraine Conflict (tags)

Ukraine

Heading for Ground War in Syria and Iraq (tags)

anti-war

Libya in Free Fall (tags)

Libya

Obama's Phony War on Islamic State Militants (tags)

anti-war

Irresponsible New York Times Presstitution (tags)

NYT

Paraphysique de la déontologie (tags)

Collusion de la soumission, soumission de la collusion...

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.

Obama's Demagogic UN Address (tags)

anti-war

Arab countries in anti Isis coalition (tags)

Five Arab countries have joined the coalition against ISIS

Israel Part of US Anti-Syrian Coalition (tags)

Syria

ISIS Destroys Memorial & Church of Armenian Genocide in Der Zor, Syria (tags)

ISIS has destroyed the on-site monument to the Armenian people who perished in the deserts of Der Zor in the Genocide of 1915. The church and memorial contained irreplaceable bones of the martyred dead.

Enlisting Support for Imperial War (tags)

anti-war

Scotland's Referendum: Fair or Foul Play? (tags)

elections

Flashback to 2001: President Assad to Prime Minister Blair:'Stop bombing Afghan civilians' (tags)

Reading the transcript of a joint press conference by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which was held on the 25th day of the Anglo-American-led invasion of Afghanistan, makes it abundantly clear why another Anglo-American-led genocidal war had been launched against Syria nearly ten years later.

Ukrainian President Poroshenko in Washington (tags)

Ukraine

Kiev Grants Donbas Limited Special Status: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Ukraine

Dreaming War, Threatening Humanity (tags)

anti-war

Russell Tribunal on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

3 More NW Illinois Counties Show Insect Resistance to Monsanto's GMO Bt Corn (tags)

Five counties in northwestern Illinois have now shown resistance in western corn rootworms to Monsanto's GMO "Cry3Bb1" Bt protein. This trend of pest insects evolving resistance is expected to continue throughout the corn belt region of the Midwestern U.S., the result raising prices at the supermarkets. The recommendation is to avoid consumption of any and all corn products not specifically labeled "non-GMO" though even these are questionable due to pollen resistance. Humans will take longer developing resistance to GMO Bt toxins than the corn rootworm beetles and can expect long term health problems if GMO corn is ingested regularly.

Amnesty International Fronts for Power (tags)

Ukraine

Lavrov on Syria, Ukraine and Terrorism (tags)

anti-war

Obama Declares Open-Ended Middle East War (tags)

anti-war

The BRICS: Challengers to the Global Status Quo (tags)

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

Obama Intends Escalating Middle East Aggression (tags)

anti-war

Propaganda alert: Cameron: 'British air strikes on Syria would be legally justified' (tags)

One wonders how British Prime Minister David Cameron would try to justify his patently criminal statements in front of a war crimes tribunal...

UN Vote Tuesday Could Create Global Bankruptcy Process, Deter Predatory Funds (tags)

The UN General Assembly votes Tuesday at 3pm (EDT) on a resolution that could create a global bankruptcy mechanism. Such a process could protect poor countries from predatory funds and limit future defaults. Jubilee USA's leadership, a group of religious leaders and financial experts sent a letter to United States UN Ambassador Samantha Power urging her to support the resolution.

Fall 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: 1) National Religious Leaders Send One-Sentence Letter to Obama: Don’t Trade Kids' Lives in Immigration Action! 2) The U.S. Is Deporting Cambodian Refugees and Orphaning Their Children 3) New Report Details Prejudice and Pretext in Georgia's Hyper Immigration Enforcement 4) Unaccompanied Minors: Their Arduous Journey and Their Unknown Fate 5) As Migrant Children Face Backlash, Communities Mobilize to Drown Out Hate 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panthers -An interview with Angela A. Allen-Bell (tags)

In her new law journal article, “Activism Unshackled & Justice Unchained,” law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell concludes that the US government’s multi-faceted response to the BPP, primarily within the framework of the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO, was indeed the very definition of terrorism. Bell writes that “the magnitude of the unwarranted harm done to the BPP has not yet been explored in an appropriate fashion. Much like a fugitive, it has eluded justice.” As a result, “the FBI's full-scale assault on the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s remains an open wound for the nation itself. This is more than a national tragedy; this is a human wrong.

Lunch with Lynne and Ralph (tags)

police states

Ukraine Peace Plan: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Ukraine

NATO Summit Day Two (tags)

NATO

Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West's Fault (tags)

NATO's eastward expansion is at the heart of the Ukraine crisis. Sec of State Baker promised Gorbatchev that NATO would not expand eastward if the Berlin wall were allowed to fall. Can't the West understand Putin's security concerns if NATO extends to Russia's borders?

UN Treaty Could Enact Global Bankruptcy Process and Stop Predatory Funds (tags)

The UN General Assembly votes Tuesday on a convention that could enact a global bankruptcy process and stop predatory hedge funds. Bolivia proposed the resolution that if voted upon is expected to pass by a majority. The executive board officers of Jubilee USA sent United States UN Ambassador Samantha Power a letter urging her to support the resolution. Jubilee's 400 US faith communities are holding the Ambassador in prayer as she prepares to vote.

Mocking Putin's Good Faith Ukraine Peace Plan (tags)

Ukraine

Kiev Fascists Murder Russian Journalist (tags)

Ukraine

Castro Compares NATO to Nazis (tags)

NATO

Feds report Terrorist Attacks on the U.S. Mexican Border from Galveston to San Diego Immin (tags)

El Paso TX. Ft. Bliss military base that’s charged with the defense of our borders with Mexico is reported to be on alert. ISIS/ISIL and other related Islamic terrorist groups are operating in Mexico and are preparing attacks along the U.S. Mexican border from Galveston Texas to San Diego California.

Hard Truths on Ukraine MSM Suppress (tags)

Ukraine

Big Lies Risk Confrontation with Russia (tags)

Ukraine

Infobésité ou faux évergétisme (tags)

Il faut être un franc-tireur à toutes les traditions, à toutes les conventions...

Obama Declares War on Syria (tags)

anti-war

America’s Mind Manipulators Meet New Members (tags)

See my summary report on how the corrupt and evil government of the United States of America snatches the free will of people globally via mind control and does so often at the expense of the enlightened members of our global community.

Shocks The Conscience, Offends Sensibilities (tags)

See my reports that suggest that atrocities are not limited to those committed by USA's enemies, but are committed globally (even against our own veterans) by our very own government.

Ukraine's Independence Day (tags)

Ukraine

Russian Humanitarian Aid Reaches Lugansk (tags)

Ukraine

World Humanitarian Day Hypocrisy (tags)

anti-war

Kiev's Dirty War (tags)

Ukraine

8 Things to Know About the Iraq Crisis (tags)

We have options to support the people of Iraq, as well as tackle this crisis in a way that reflects America's best interests and 21st century realities. The US can work through the United Nations.

Russia: Waging Peace in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

The risse of political extremism (tags)

When Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone:

Southern California Swarms to Save the Bees in Solidarity with Honey Bee Day Around the Gl (tags)

Los Angeles joins “Bee Against Monsanto” to #SwarmTheGlobe #SaveTheBees to bring awareness to the importance of the bee, the dangers of pesticides, and the continuing threat of Colony Collapse Disorder to the bee population and our food supply.

The Great Israeli Iron Dome Hoax (tags)

Iron Dome

Obama's War on Iraq (tags)

Iraq

A Frenchman Admonishes Americans to Equality (tags)

With his book and the data, Thomas Piketty has shaken the self-understanding of American society.. In 2010 the richest one percent had around 20 percent of the total income. In the 1970s the share was under 10 percent.

TTIP: Threat to Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

The TTIP, the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible.

ADI holds Week of Action Against Circus Suffering (tags)

Animal Defenders International holds week of action asking the public to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act.

TTIP Undermines the Constitutional State (tags)

TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a deregulation agreement, a great redistribution project benefiting mammoth corporations at the expense of women and the 99%. Loud protest caused the EU commission to suspend negotiation on the investor right to sue.

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.

The ‘Asian Century’ and ASEAN integration: contradictions and challenges (tags)

Talk given by Sonny Melencio, Chairperson of Partido Lakas ng Masa-Philippines (PLM), during the Socialist Alliance Conference in Sydney, Australia on June 7, 2014

Flashback: President Assad: US seeks war on Iraq in order to redraw the map of Middle East (tags)

“We all know the masks that were used. At first the United States proposed the issue of the return of [weapons] inspectors [to Iraq]. Later, it spoke about the implementation of the UN and Security Council resolutions. It then spoke about the weapons of mass destruction. Later they said the problem lay in the regime itself. They then began to talk about democracy and human rights. Now they give the promise of development in Iraq and our region in general after this war. […] The [real] issue was that of taking control of the world and the region. The issue was one of oil and oil was one of the instruments used to control the world. The issue was one of re-drawing the map in the manner that suited them and, of course, suited Israel […]. The issue is one of destroying the infrastructure of Iraq” [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, speech at the Arab League summit, Sharm el-Sheikh, 1 March 2003. This speech was delivered three weeks before the invasion of Iraq.]

Struggle for National Democracy (tags)

This book by Jose Maria Sison is a historical record of the legal struggle for national liberation and democracy against U.S. imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the 60s and early 70s. It was the principal legal study material in discussion groups and schools of national democracy which educated the youth cadres and militants from 1967 through the First Quarter Storm of 1970 to the declaration of martial law in 1972.

Veteran and Families of Military hold Press Conference (tags)

Press conference to be held outside Veterans Administration to highlight heath care crisis at the VA. Today, it has become increasingly likely that the U.S. government will once again take military action in Iraq.

Supreme Court Refuses Argentina Debt Case (tags)

Supreme Court Refuses Argentina Debt and Validates Hedge Fund Predatory Behavior

Furious Homeowners Occupy Lobby of Fannie Mae in Pasadena (tags)

Members of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Occupy Fights Foreclosures (OFF), Occupy Los Angeles (#OccupyLA), the Home Defenders League (HDL), and Strategic Action for a Just Economy rallied at Fannie Mae in Pasadena, CA to demand that the Federal Housing Finance Agency end its policies prohibiting principal reduction for underwater homeowners.

Argentina Battles in Two World Cups (tags)

While National Team Prepares to Face Bosnia, Government Fights Hedge Funds at US Supreme Court

Mayor Garcetti Supports Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign (tags)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins the American Federation of Musicians in calling on film production companies to end their practice of offshoring film scoring jobs.

Don't work for IBM, Infosys, or Manpower (tags)

Don't work for IBM, Infosys, or Manpower. They discriminate against American workers in favor of guest workers.

Summer 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Summer Report: People Rise to Fight Against Mass Detention & Deportations In This Issue: 1) Why Immigrant Detainees Are Turning to Civil Disobedience 2) President Obama's Backhanded Maneuver Targets Anti-Deportation Movement 3) Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in CA 4) TFWP Moratorium: Mass deportation, racism Canadian-style 5) Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

Obama in Europe (tags)

anti-war

Washington Wants Maduro Dead (tags)

Venezuela

Battling for Ukraine's Soul (tags)

Ukraine

Manufacturing Crisis Irresponsibly (tags)

Iran

Obama at West Point (tags)

Obama

Tax man's gloomy message: Thomas Piketty (tags)

“In 1900,” he said, “most people would have said a progressive income tax would never happen.” But it happened.

Los Angeles community members unite in Hollywood to #FarmLA and Plant Against Monsanto (tags)

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, Los Angeles joined the global march against Monsanto with an all-day collaborative food freedom rally around Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards in Hollywood.

US-Led NATO's War on Humanity (tags)

anti-war

Disgraceful Security Council Resolution on Syria (tags)

Syria

The West Marches East, Part 1 (tags)

Russia can only be said to be an “aggressive” and “imperial” power so long as one accepts the unrelenting hypocrisy of U.S. and Western leaders. After all, it was not Russia that invaded and occupied Afghanistan and Iraq, killing millions.

Washington Risks Global War (tags)

anti-war

Irresponsible China Bashing (tags)

China

Irresponsible Scoundrel Media China Bashing (tags)

media

Los Angeles Joins Nationwide #WaveOfAction Occupation of FCC Offices to #SaveTheInternet (tags)

The #WaveOfAction to #SaveTheInternet swept through twenty cities across the United States on Thursday, May 15, 2014, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new rules to drastically change how the Internet operates.

Fake Ukrainian National Unity Talks (tags)

Ukraine

One Hemisphere Indivisible (tags)

Freedom Socialist Party National Convention. One of our panels includes international scholars and activists. Join us!

New York Times War on Truth (tags)

media

Lavrov on Washington's Dirty War (tags)

Ukraine

George Soros' Predatory Worldview (tags)

Ukraine

The West Marches East, Part 1 (tags)

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind... Language is an instrument we shape for our own purposes" (George Orwell).

Apple, the State and Social Rights (tags)

Apple only gained its profits with the iPhone through state promotion and investments in the Internet and language recognition software. The state suffers a revenue crisis in part because Apple, Google and dominant corporations transfer profits to tax havens or dummy Irish corporations.

Eastern Ukrainians Vote (tags)

Ukraine

Blackwater Killers in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Paraphysique de la tautologie (tags)

Continuité du changement, changement de continuité...

Bashing Putin's Diplomatic Proposal (tags)

Ukraine

Fascism's Dark Side (tags)

Ukraine

Kiev Plans False Flag Against Russia (tags)

Ukraine

Impeach Obama! Do It Now! (tags)

police state

State Department Big Lies (tags)

police state

"Proof of chemical attack": Same old lies ahead of the presidential election in Syria (tags)

In a desperate attempt to sabotage the upcoming presidential election in Syria, the mass media constantly reiterate the same old lies about “chemical weapon attacks”. They must be held to account for their major role in the three-year long NATO-led genocidal war on Syria.

US State-Sponsored Terrorism (tags)

police state

Stoking Confrontation with Russia (tags)

Ukraine

Caribbean Religious Leaders Demand Debt Forgiveness (tags)

Caribbean religious leaders gathered in Grenada last week to demand an end to austerity and debt policies harming poor communities in the region.

Historic Bill to End Use of Wild Animals in Traveling Circuses Launched in Congress (tags)

Animal Defenders International welcomes Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act introduced by Congressman Jim Moran today

Putin v. Kerry (tags)

Ukraine

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.”

US President Obama Visit in Manila (tags)

The small window of opportunity to forge an independent foreign policy that the Philippines gained with the expulsion of the US bases in 1992 will disappear with the impending signing of the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation with the US.

Confronting Russia and China Militarily (tags)

imperialism

More Kerry Bullying, Bluster and Big Lies (tags)

Ukraine

Russia Bashing Escalates (tags)

Ukraine

Holocaust Day Remembrance Day Duplicity (tags)

Israel

More Lawless US Sanctions on Russia (tags)

Ukraine

Kiev Wages Water Wars (tags)

Ukraine

What’s Up With the Beach Curfew? (tags)

Recent rumblings about the illegal Venice Beach and Ocean Front Walk closure.

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

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

Obama Threatens Russia and China (tags)

Obama

Outrageous Pro-Kiev Op-Ed (tags)

Ukraine

Mormon Perspective on #BundyRanch, U.S. Federal Government, and Divinity of Constitution (tags)

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

Cold War 2.0 (tags)

Ukraine

Marwan Barghouti on Sham Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

Unacceptable State-Sponsored Murder (tags)

Ukraine

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.

Kiev Violates Four-Party Agreement (tags)

Ukraine

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.

Flashback to 2003: "Major combat in Iraq is over, U.S. warns rogue Syria" (tags)

Living in an age of dis-information, not many people do remember the deadly serious Anglo-American threats of war against Syria on the 26th day of the “shock and awe” genocide in Iraq.

Obama Heads for War in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Israel Seeks Regional Anti-Iranian Alliance (tags)

Israel

Public Relations - Propaganda as an Economic Branch (tags)

"The borders between skillful PR, dull propaganda and lobbyism and corruption are flowing. The only possibility for protecting oneself is to be informed as extensively and independently as possible. This is easier said than done; information costs energy and time and assumes a basic education."

Ukrainians Resist (tags)

Ukraine

What Ukraine Propaganda Looks Like (tags)

Ukraine

Escalating War on Syria (tags)

Syria

The anarchist subculture and the leftist protest ghetto: a review of 'Fireworks,' Issue 3 (tags)

A small contribution to understanding the larger problems of resistance in capitalist America...

IMF Annual Meetings Focus on High Debt Burdens and Global Inequality (tags)

The annual International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings are focusing on the role of high debt burdens in both global economic recovery and increasing inequality. At the onset of the meetings, the G24 released an IMF statement noting that the IMF's failure to implement quota reform and the outcome of the US Supreme Court Argentina/NML Capital case impacts global inequality.

IMF World Economic Outlook: Economy Improves for Some as Inequality Persists (tags)

Debt Restructuring Process Discussed by IMF and G20

Growing East/West Divide (tags)

Ukraine

Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)

“The state is consciously weakened to speed up the redistribution from bottom to top because that corresponds to the dogmas of the neoliberal ideology.” Our state was systematically weakened in the last 15 years by extensive tax cuts. I remember the lowering of the top income tax rate.

On National Democracy (tags)

The concept of National Democracy aims to overthrow feudalism and achieve independence from colonialism.

Madness in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Flounder (tags)

Israel

Kiev Sniper Shootings: Lies v. Truth (tags)

Ukraine

Reviewing James Petras' The Politics of Empire (Part II) (tags)

imperialism

A Budding Alliance: Vietnam And The Philippines Confront China (tags)

Last year, the Philippines brought a complaint against China’s aggressive actions in the West Philippine Sea to the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal. The Chinese “were really unprepared for that and were really embarrassed by it,” one of Vietnam’s top experts on Chinese diplomacy told me during my recent visit to Hanoi.

The Philippines-Bangsamoro Agreement (tags)

The Bangsamoro Agreement: A Step towards Re-imagining and Rebuilding the Philippine Nation

Rejecting TTIP, AFDL-CIO's Trumka Calls for "Global New Deal" (tags)

The demonization of anyone who talks about the dangers of concentrated wealth is based on a misreading of both the past and the present. Such talk isn’t un-American; it’s very much in the American tradition. So who will be this generation’s Teddy Roosevelt? (Paul Krugman)

Kerry and Lavrov: World's Apart (tags)

anti-war

The Russians Aren't Coming (tags)

Russia

Debunking Western Propaganda (tags)

Russia

UN Human Rights Committee Denounces US Human Rights Record (tags)

police state

New York Times Editors Front for Power (tags)

NYT

NATO's Rape of Yugoslavia (tags)

NATO

Containing Russia (tags)

Russia

Crimean Reunification Day (tags)

Israel

Jubilee USA Files to Supreme Court in Landmark Debt Case (tags)

75 Religious and Development Institutions Join SCOTUS Brief to Ensure Global Poor are Heard

Crimean False Flag Attack? (tags)

Crimea

Heading Toward East/West Confrontation (tags)

Ukraine

Putin Signs Crimean Reunification Treaty (tags)

Crimea

Pre and Post-Crimean Independence Treaty Propaganda (tags)

Crimea

Crimeans Choose Russia (tags)

Crimea

Post-Crimean Referendum Propaganda (tags)

Crimea

Irresponsible Iran/Syria Bashing (tags)

anti-war

Washington's Dirty War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Propaganda War on Russia Rages (tags)

Ukraine

White House Crime Boss Powwow (tags)

Ukraine

NYT Editors Wage War on Truth (tags)

NYT

Dueling East/West Agendas (tags)

Ukraine

Yatsenyuk Comes to Washington (tags)

Ukraine

Heightened US/Russian Tensions (tags)

Ukraine

The Snowdown - Wikileaks - Sibel Edmonds - Whistleblower Effect By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

Just look for the core-lies and unquestioned axioms of empire that are typically retained in the “leaks” and reportage which, in order to sound credible, often openly expose what is mostly already known anyway or judiciously employ some variation of “Limited Hangout” wrapped in a veneer of dissent, 'freedom of the press', and often accompanied by the facade of angst and opposition from the state to afford a veneer of legitimacy to the whistleblowing revelations of supposed state-secrets having caused some great harm to the state. The extravagance enacted in the mainstream media, alternately making heroes of the whistleblowers and demonizing them, is a giveaway to the circus show being enacted for plebeian consumption.

Spring 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

The Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal is of two minds about how to deal with the broken U.S. immigration system. On the one hand, the document calls for the creation of “a pathway to earned citizenship for hardworking men and women” who are in the United States without legal status. On the other hand, the budget would continue to devote significant sums of money to the detention and deportation of many of the same people for whom the administration would like to create a path to citizenship. In other words, the administration pledges that it will do its best to deport from the country the very same people it wants to help stay. While the budget underscores how we'll benefit from commonsense immigration reform by accounting for savings the Congressional Budget Office has forecast, it continues our dysfunctional and illogical immigration detention system. As in past years, the budget includes billions of dollars for the detention operations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — part of the Department of Homeland Security — including funding for 30,539 detention beds....

The Shortwave Report 03/07/14 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, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, and the Voice of Russia.

Propaganda War on Russia (tags)

Ukraine

Evidence Shows Kiev Putschists Recruited Euromaidan Snipers (tags)

Ukraine

Global turn-around: to persuade Western Powers to adopt 'bottom-up' ethical human rights. (tags)

Major Western Powers invited to New Zealand gives opportunity to adovate a global 'turn-around' by adopting the 'bottom-up' emphasis of global ethical human rights (developed in NZ) to replace 'near absolute', 'top-down' control of 'neoliberal absolutism'.

Crisis in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

The Damn Fool in the White House (tags)

Ukraine

Israel Accused of War Crimes in West Bank (tags)

Israel

Cheerleading Ukrainian Fascism (tags)

Ukraine

On the Global Conjuncture, February 2014 (tags)

The key feature of the global landscape is the continuing stagnation of the centers of the global economy, the United States and the European Union. The promise of sustained recovery from the financial implosion has eluded the United States for over three years now while most of Europe remains mired in very deep recession, with the notable exception of Germany.

An Open Letter to Barack Obama (tags)

Obama

Venezuela - wag the dog (tags)

CHILE 1973 IN REPLAY

Obama Targets Press Freedom (tags)

police state

Peace Activist Nun Imprisoned (tags)

police state

US-Stoked Violence Rocks Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Argentina Requests Supreme Court Reverse Federal Court Rulings that favor Predatory Hedge (tags)

Argentina officially requested that the US Supreme Court hear an appeal in a debt case that will impact people living in extreme poverty around the world. The case dates back to Argentina's 2001 default, after which 92% of all Argentine bond holders restructured their defaulted debt. Predatory hedge fund, NML Capital leads a small group of holdouts who won judgments for payment in lower US Courts. NML Capital never invested in Argentina and bought the debt cheaply after Argentina's default. Because sovereign lending is contracted in the United States, the precedent the case sets impacts some of the poorest economies around the globe and allows these hedge funds to target assets that benefit poor people. The International Monetary Fund, the Paris Club, legitimate investors, the US and most governments oppose this predatory behavior because it cancels the benefits of debt relief, makes sovereign debt restructuring more difficult and limits credit to poor countries.

The Free Trade Agreement TTIP - New Version of the "Golden Age" (tags)

Lobbyists and think tanks of transnational corporations dreamt of a global market without limits. With enticing slogans like more economic growth or creation of new jobs, the population should accept the trade-and investment agreement.

US Press Freedom Threatened (tags)

police state

US Political Prisoner Near Death (tags)

police state

Obama's Kill List (tags)

murder

Obama Violates Iran Geneva Agreement - Again (tags)

Iran

Iran's 35th Islamic Revolution Anniversary (tags)

Iran

Pussy Riot Propaganda Is For Naïve Americans (tags)

Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression. Behind scenes of this shallow morality play …lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations.

Unconstitutional Protect Academic Freedom Act (tags)

police state

Obama Planning War on Syria? (tags)

Syria

Akbayan: the Philippines' New Left at 16 (tags)

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello's closing remarks at Akbayan’s 16th Anniversary Event, Buffet International Cuisine, Quezon City, Jan 30, 2014

Obama's MyRA Proposal: Hold the Cheers (tags)

class war

Governments give themselves a ‘free trade’ offer they can’t refuse (tags)

The secret agreement Obama doesn’t want you to know about will have secret tribunals as well.

International Data Privacy Day (tags)

privacy

Deadlocked Syrian Peace Talks (tags)

Syria

Mass Surveillance Called Illegal (tags)

NSA

Our Triple Jobs Problem (tags)

First, even as unemployment has inched down, the economy has created barely enough jobs to match population growth. Second, this enormous labor-market “slack” has stifled workers’ bargaining power and kept wages low. Third, policies over 30 years have undermined workers

US Trade Representative Dodges Senate Fast Track Hearing (tags)

The US Trade Representative (USTR) declined an invitation to testify at the Senate Finance Committee opening hearing on the controversial “Fast Track” legislation – leaving an Ohio Republican, Sen. Rob Portman, in the position of representing the White House...

Obama Maintains a State of National Emergency (tags)

Obama

New York Times Editors: On the Wrong Side of History (tags)

anti-war

Flashback:Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's cheerful mood in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks (tags)

“We have assembled here today [...] in order to bow our heads in sorrow and deep mourning over the deaths of innocent citizens in New York and Washington [...] [perpetrated] by criminal terrorists of the worst kind that the world has known since World War II, and even beyond.” said the then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during a speech at the Israeli parliament Knesset fıve days after the 9/11 attacks. However, some photos taken in the three months after the attacks betray a strikingly different mood of both Mr Sharon (1928-2014) and the foreign political leaders with whom he held consultations...

Promised Land Disenchantment (tags)

Israel

Governor Chris Christie Sacrifices Animals As Well As People (tags)

After legalizing bear murder in New Jersey, Goveror Chris Christie has vetoed a ban on the tiny gestation crates in which pigs are raised.

Obama Defends the Indefensible (tags)

NSA

Reactions to Obama's NSA Address (tags)

NSA

Philippines: Shield Yolanda rehab efforts from 'disaster capitalism' (tags)

Amid allegations of overpriced and substandard temporary shelters constructed for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, Akbayan Partylist urged the government to shield the rehabilitation efforts from possible “disaster capitalism.”

Beating Up on Syria and Iran Persists (tags)

anti-war

NSA's Fake War on Terror (tags)

NSA

Soft Science, Hard Time: The Expanding Sexual Regulatory State As Facilitated By Science- (tags)

Periodic social upheavals as a result of moral panic seem to be the norm for humanity, with large segments of society reacting, or overreacting, with almost virally propagated outrage to perceived threats. The moral panic of our current age, an obsession with sexual inviolability, illustrates our continued susceptibility to emotional and irrational fears.

Billy Graham: Pro Christ or Anti Christ (tags)

Billy Graham was more a representative of the imperial American elite than a follower of the meek and humble Jesus. He comforted every president for 70 years in their shameful Korean War, Vietnam War and Iraq War. Fast cleaning and Graham soap marked "God's machine gun."

Eulogizing a Mass Murderer (tags)

Sharon

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.

Fidel at 87 (tags)

Fidel

America's Imperial Agenda (tags)

anti-war

The Third Battle of Fallujah (tags)

anti-war

A Century of War (tags)

anti-war

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.

Rand Paul v. NSA Spying (tags)

NSA

DEA framed Ramsey Muniz (tags)

Legal assistant and activist Ramsey Muniz was framed by the Drug Enforcement Agency

Newspapers Push for Snowden Pardon (tags)

The New York Times and The Guardian (London) published major editorial statements on New Year's Day, reviewing the evidence that Edward Snowden's whistleblowing on NSA spying has largely been vindicated. They call for the creation of conditions that will allow Snowden to return home with dignity.

Legislating Tyranny (tags)

tyranny

Lynne Stewart Arrives Home (tags)

Lynne Stewart

Lynne Stewart Coming Home (tags)

Lynne Stewart

Terrorist Crimes Against Humanity (tags)

state terrorism

Fukushima Jesus Christ Return the Sign from Isaiah 28 (tags)

Fukushima Jesus Christ Return the Sign from Isaiah 28

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Geneva (tags)

Iran

US Universities of Shame (tags)

Israel

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

imperialism

Debating Syria (tags)

Syria

Emergency Services: Enabling Life for Homeless People (tags)

All this talk from politicians (and the non-profit shills that rely on city funding) about how we are enabling people to remain homeless - should be shut down. It is enabling people to stay alive!

The clathrate gun has been fired (tags)

The U.S. has to put itself on a war footing, recall its entire military forces and set them to work on the massive change over to renewable energy that the country needs to undertake, if it wishes to survive the fast approaching catastrophe. The enemy now is Mother Nature who has infinite power at her disposal and intends to take no prisoners in this very short, absolutely brutal, 30 to 40 year war she has begun. I cannot emphasise more, how serious humanity’s predicament is and what we should try to do to prevent our certain final destruction and extinction in the next 30 to 40 years if we continue down the present path we are following .

Green Party of California Announces Its Statewide Endorsements for June 2014 (tags)

Mission Accomplished, Says Snowden (tags)

NSA

Los Angeles NYE Noise Demo (tags)

Call out for New Year's Eve Noise Demo outside Metropolitan Detention Center, Downtown LA

Los Angeles NYE Noise Demo (tags)

In response to the global call-out for New Years Eve's noise demos at prisons, jails, and detention centers around the world, we are calling all rebels and opponents of the Prison-Industrial Complex to convergence on the Metropolitan Detention Center in Downtown Los Angeles December 31st.

Jubilee USA Applauds FATCA Agreements between United States and Isles of Man, Jersey and G (tags)

On December 13th, the Isles of Man, Jersey and Guernsey signed an intergovernmental agreement with the United States to improve international tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a US federal law designed to combat offshore tax evasion. The Isles signed a similar agreement with the United Kingdom in October.

100 Years of Financial Terrorism (tags)

Fed

Making War, Not Peace, in Syria (tags)

Syria

New Iran Sanctions Bill (tags)

Iran

Pakistani Divorce and U.S. Immigration (tags)

Citizens from Pakistan divorce their spouses and come to the United States seeking U.S. citizenship. They present their divorce decrees to the Immigration offices. But can these decrees be recognized by the immigration authorities?

Federal Judge Rules Against Mass Surveillance (tags)

police state

US Scholars Endorse Boycotting Israel (tags)

Israel

Washington's Dirty Game in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

The Iran Sanctions Game (tags)

Iram

Venezuelan v. US Budget Priorities (tags)

Venezuela

US Hawks Want War on Iran (tags)

Iran

The Battle for Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Disturbing Obamacare Surprises (tags)

Obamacare

AIPAC Pressure Threatens Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Iran

Human Rights Day 2013 (tags)

human rights

Western Officials Collaborating Against Ukraine's Government (tags)

Ukraine

NSA Mass Monitoring Cell Phone Calls Globally (tags)

NSA

Free workshop helps undocumented youths become DACA-mented (tags)

The San José Peace and Justice Center and the Justice Studies Program at San José State University held a free workshop to assist undocumented youths in filling out the complex applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

EU Fines Financial Institutions $2.3bn Over Manipulation of LIBOR, One of Largest Banking (tags)

The EU recently handed down billions of Euros in fines for eight large financial institutions because of their role in rigging benchmark banking interest rates.

Unsafe at any speed - Irans nuclear ambitions (tags)

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

Winter 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: 1) 100,000 Immigration Prosecutions Reach All-time High in FY 2013 2) Does the President Have the Power to Stop All/Most Removals? 3) Chinese Americans protest against Jimmy Kimmel skit 4) Fact Sheet on U.S. "Constitution Free Zone" 5) UT's Young Conservatives Hosting "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" Game (and Cancelled!) 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End (tags)

There has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end.

Proposed Senate Bill Risks Undermining Geneva (tags)

Iran

US Saber Rattling Diplomacy (tags)

imperialism

Philippine Debt Repayments from Marcos Regime Overshadow Typhoon Relief Funds (tags)

Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the world has responded with astounding generosity, donating tens of millions of dollars to aid in the recovery effort--$37 million from the United States government alone. Unfortunately, since the typhoon struck on November 8th, the Philippines has spent more than $310 million paying off overseas debts, and it will spend a total of $6.7 billion this year alone. Some of those debts are from the corrupt and abusive regime of Ferdinand Marcos.

Ukraine Dodged a Bullet (tags)

Ukraine

Corporate power grab of Trans-Pacific Partnership clearer, but opposition building (tags)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is crammed with corporate giveaways, confirmed by WikiLeaks publishing the intellectual property chapter.

Undermining Geneva (tags)

Iran

Obamacare Restricts Choice of Hospitals and Doctors (tags)

Obamacare

Permanent US Afghanistan Occupation (tags)

Afghanistan

Philippines: They Destroy, We Suffer (tags)

Capitalism is destroying the planet. Now we suffer. The devastating horror unleashed by monster-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) upon the eastern and central Philippines regions is unspeakable. As of writing, estimates of the number of casualties and actual damages are tentative because many areas remain isolated and communications, power, road and port systems are down.

Remembering Jack Kennedy (tags)

JFK

Sabotaging Rapprochement with Iran (tags)

Iran

Israeli Rabbinical Scandals (tags)

Israel

TPP: NAFTA on Steroids (tags)

TPP

Oil Espionage: Targeting OPEC (tags)

spying

US Atrocities in Afghanistan (tags)

Afghanistan

Super typhoon Haiyan is climate wake-up call (tags)

It seems these days that whenever Mother Nature wants to send an urgent message to humankind, it sends it via the Philippines. This year the messenger was Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda.

Challenging Wrongful Convictions (tags)

police state

ATOMIC FILMS TRAVELING FROM RIO DE JANEIRO TO THE USA. (tags)

Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon, New Delhi, Mumbai, Berlin, München, Window Rock, Washington, New York City - The International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) is travelling around the world with dozens of atomic & nuclear films. Next IUFF starts November 27 in New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Reported Iranian Nuclear Deal: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Iran

Best And Worst Country And Corporate Recyclers (tags)

As a UN environmental report urges vegan diet for the protection of Mother Earth, some countries are doing better than others.

When Prevention Becomes Paranoia (tags)

According to Bernd Greiner, more Americans die annually from deadly bee stings than from terrorism. The 68-antiwar movement should have taught us to redefine security, health, strength and happiness and not fall into the traps of militarism or financialization. Jobs create true security.

Police State Britain (tags)

police state

Greenpeace International Supporters Tell Russia's Putin "We Are Our Own Sovereign Nation " (tags)

Japan & Russia might be having problems over who gets which islands,but they both conspired to teach Greenpeace Activists a whale of a lesson..

Iraq Today: America's Genocidal Legacy (tags)

Iraq

Appeals Court Stays Stop and Frisk Ruling (tags)

police state

NSA Spies on Pope (tags)

NSA

Fall 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: 1) Don't neglect immigration reform 2) Rethink Immigration: A Homeless, Undocumented & Detained LGBT Teen's Struggle for Due Process 3) CA gives immigrants driver's licenses 4) ICE Public Affairs: Rogue office in a rogue agency 5) How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons 6) More than 200 arrested at immigration rights rally in D.C. 7) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

Obama Encourages Spying on World Leaders (tags)

Obama

Chemotherapy Increases Cancer Cell Growth, Kills Healthy Cells (tags)

New research from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle shows that chemotherapy damages healthy tissue around tumors and causes cancer cells to become resistant and using damaged DNA of healthy cells to create cancer "super" cells that grow faster than before treatment. The pharmaceutical industry monopolizes the treatment field with toxic chemotherapy while using their FDA puppets to suppress lower cost yet more effective alternative treatments currently only available outside the U.S. and at great cost to patients.

Maintaining Iran Sanctions (tags)

Iran

Israeli Responsibility for Hacking Millions of French Phones? (tags)

Israel

Shaking Voices (tags)

Some in the U.S. are fearful of speaking out against the wars and social injustice because of the surveillance state.

NSA Spying on World Leaders (tags)

NSA

Merkel in NSA's Crosshairs (tags)

NSA

Lawless Drone Killings (tags)

drones

FIDF raises 20 million in So Cal fundraiser (tags)

A beautiful, multicultural group of over 1,000 supporters showed up and raised 20 million dollars to help Israel. The people have spoken

Arab-American Attorney Abdeen Jabara: I Was Spied on by the NSA 40 Years Ago (tags)

Arab-American Attorney Abdeen Jabara: I Was Spied on by the NSA 40 Years Ago

America's Economic Dark Side (tags)

class war

Iranian Nuclear Talks: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Iran

From Obamacare to Trade (tags)

Superversion not subversion is the new and very real threat to the state.

New Iranian Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Debt Ceiling Hype (tags)

class war

Ghost Village Beitin (tags)

Palestine

Columbus and The Legacy of Genocide (tags)

October 12th is Columbus Day, a day which is increasingly coming under criticism for celebrating a genocidal pirate, murderer, rapist, and enslaver who is credited with the “discovery” of the Western Hemisphere.

Nobel Hypocrisy Repeats (tags)

peace prize

Obamacare Compromises Privacy (tags)

health

Protest and March Against Columbus and White Supremacy! (tags)

Join us for our Anti-Columbus and Anti-White Supremacy protest, Saturday, October 12,2013 @11am, Placita Olvera st. 12pm March to Los Angeles Cathedral 1pm march back to Placita Olvera! 1-2pm Protest and Rally on Lawn of Placita Olvera. Signs will be provided by Mexica Movement. Bring water and sunscreen. Arrive early for parking and do your best to carpool! ***This will be a PEACEFUL protest. No bs tolerated. BOYCOTT THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM! We are not Latinos! We are not Hispanics! This planned museum completely destroys our Indigenous identity and erases our presence. It is a complete act of genocide. Read the report for yourself and see the obvious cover-up. We are not Latinos! We are not Hispanics!

Der Spiegel Interviews Assad (tags)

Syria

Herman Wallace: Free at Last (tags)

police state

Saudi Arabian Backed Insurgents Responsible for Ghouta Chemical Weapons Attack (tags)

Syria

More on Inventing an Iranian Threat (tags)

Iran

Longstanding US/Iranian Relations (tags)

Iran

New Millennium Resource Wars (tags)

oil

Syrian Chemical Weapons Deal: What Follows? (tags)

Syria

Iran/Syria Bashing (tags)

media

US/Iranian Foreign Ministers Meet (tags)

Iran

Netanyahu Exceeds Sharonian Evil (tags)

Israel

Another Fake US Terror Alert (tags)

police state

Assad Fears US Aggression (tags)

Syria

Rohani in New York (tags)

Iran

Obama's General Assembly Address (tags)

Obama

The Food Stamp Solution (tags)

Let's all get on food stamps.

Chemical Weapons Directed By Corporations Against Us All (tags)

Corporate biochemicals are poisoning us all

Rogue State America (tags)

police state

Bernanke Stays the Course (tags)

Fed

Anti-Assad Death Squads Responsible for Gas Attack (tags)

Syria

UN Inspectors Gas Attack Report: A Manipulated Fraud (tags)

Syria

East/West Cracks on Syria (tags)

Syria

Obama's War Plans on Syria Unchanged (tags)

Syria

Anti-Assad Media War Continues (tags)

Syria

Obamacare Rips Off Americans (tags)

Obamacare

Assad Pledges Full Cooperation for Peace (tags)

Syria

The Parasite Class Jealously Guards Its Host (tags)

The plantation master doesn't like competition.

Obama's Hell Bent for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Putin Challenges Obama Responsibly (tags)

Syria

NSA Conspires with Israel Against Americans (tags)

NSA

Human Rights Watch Misinformation on Syria (tags)

Syria

Unbearable – Hell on wheels for circus bears touring the U.S. (tags)

Circus bears in touring America are undergoing unbearable conditions

No Change in Obama's War Plans (tags)

Syria

Obama's Rage for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Lavrov Calls Kerry's Bluff (tags)

Syria

AIPAC Lobbies for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Monday MoveOn Peace Events (tags)

Copied this from MoveOn.

Would Obama Open a Pandora's Box in a Strike on Syria? (tags)

"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake" (Jeanette Rankin). "Every war has two losers (William Stafford). War is a horror and racket that has served as a profit-center and evasion. Orwell warned that war could become a domestic necessity to divert the people.

It’s war that sells (tags)

The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management, where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us.

HOW DO WE ADDRESS ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF A US MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA? (tags)

In chatrooms and on blogs we may hear an argument like this: “Oh, I have friends in Syria, and I lived in Syria.” “I know that’s what the people want.” How does one address such an argument?

Obama Making More Enemies Than Friends (tags)

Obama

Global Opposition to Attacking Syria (tags)

Syria

SYRIA ATTACK EXCUSE TO FINAGLE WAR WITH IRAN (tags)

Remember all the months of U.S. frustration with Iran not laying down and rolling over—that is after all the one-sided demands by the United States that feels it never has to treat any country like an equal—save its constant kissing of AIPAC, NEOCON, and Israel’s asses nonstop? Well all the horseshit about precise, punitive strikes is a stratagem to settle the Middle East situation once and for all. “To swallow and follow, weather old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.” William E. Gladstone

Stop Obama's War on Humanity: A Personal Statement (tags)

Obama

Obama's Planned Lawless Aggression Based on Lies, Damn Lies and Big Lies (tags)

Syria

The War on Syria and Noam Chomsky (tags)

A careful reading of the “Left” liberals’ response to the Western-backed terror in Syria, reveals that the “Left” liberals have display a staggering level of complacency, complicity and outright hostility to the Syrian people. Representatives of the milieu of the “Left” liberals led by the like of Noam Chomsky have lost credibility. Their arguments are part of the standard propaganda talking points that serve Israel-U.S. Zionist ideology.

Anti-Syrian Media Bias (tags)

Syria

John Kerry Is A Ghoul In The Night of Living Dead (tags)

John Kerry now walks onto the graves of many, many to-soon-be-dead humans beings. He adamantly plays his well-crafted, seemingly rational justifications for more war; but his whole stage-craft of lies about knowing who is behind the chemical attacks, is a fraud of deceit as Biblical proportions. He is already a living corpse, a puppet for another Zionist-minted atrocity, similar to our Manchurian Candidate Barack Obama, both who lead this repeat of professional propaganda campaign, expecting the American public to swallow another pack of lies for another military and political fiasco (as if the U.S. can never learn from previous mistakes). Both have sold their souls to the devil of political push and shove.

Putin Says Kerry Lied About Al Nusra's Links to Al Qaeda (tags)

Russian Pres. Putin called out U.S. Sec of State John Kerry for lying about the known connections and support between Al Nusra and Al Qaeda. It is likely that the Syrian rebel groups are are by now hopelessly interwoven with the Al Nusra Front and thus any attacks on the legitimate Syrian government of Pres. Bashar Al Assad by the U.S. will encourage the growth of Al Nusra and then in time their attacks will turn on U.S. soldiers and civilians.

NATO Chief Urges War on Syria (tags)

Syria

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.

Impeach Obama Now! (tags)

Syria

Britain, France, Germany and Israel Lie for Obama (tags)

Syria

Why Was Syria Attacked? (tags)

Syria

Obama's War on Syria Imminent (tags)

Syria

America's Intelligence Budget Black Hole (tags)

spying

Israeli Lobby Targets Syria and Iran (tags)

anti-war

Obama Intends Lawless Aggression on Syria (tags)

Syria

Lies, Damn Lies and John Kerry Lies (tags)

Syria

Obama Invented Pretext for Lawless Aggression (tags)

Syria

Harsh Criticism of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

Senator v. President Obama on War and Peace (tags)

Obama

The Shortwave Report 08/30/13 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, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

Obama's Cruise Missile Diplomacy (tags)

Syria

John Kerry's Colin Powell's Moment (tags)

Syria

Cheerleading War (tags)

Syria

Roger Water's Calls On Musicians to Boycott Israel (tags)

Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has published a long-awaited open letter calling on his fellow musicians to boycott Israel. The letter explains that Waters has been part of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for seven years, and has been mulling the letter over for some time. He condemns Israeli human rights violations and explains the reasons to act:

War on Syria Looms (tags)

Syria

The AFL-CIO’s New Strategy: Inspiration or Hype? (tags)

After years of embarrassing denial, the AFL-CIO recently took its first baby step in addressing the crisis that has engulfed organized labor: it recognized there was a problem. In the run up to its national convention in early September in Los Angles, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently admitted that “what we’ve been doing isn’t working,” and consequently announced a new strategy that was, supposedly, a revolutionary break from the previously-failed strategy of organized labor.

Monsanto's Harvest of Shame (tags)

GMOs

Caravans Converge on Bakersfield to Press for a Path to Citizenship (tags)

The grassroots campaign for comprehensive immigration reform ramped up in California during the Congressional recess with bus and car caravans to Bakersfield to urge Congressman Kevin McCarthy to support a vote in the House on a path to citizenship.

Drumbeat for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Israel Behind Egypt's Coup? (tags)

Egypt

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.

Police State Terror in Egypt (tags)

Egypt

Al Jazeera America Set to Debut (tags)

media

NSA Caught Red-Handed (tags)

NSA

Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement (tags)

Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition asking the American Institute of Architects to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

Honoring Bayard Rustin, Freedom fighter (tags)

Labor leader and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin has been posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Along with Rustin, 15 others will be honored at a White House ceremony later this year.

Egypt's Bloody Wednesday (tags)

Egypt

Obama Appoints Spy Chief to Head NSA Investigation (tags)

NSA

America: Addicted to War (tags)

anti-war

NYPD Stop and Frisk Ruled Unconstitutional (tags)

police state

Larry Summers: Wall Street's Man (tags)

Fed

Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform (tags)

police state

New York Times Fuels Anti-Iranian Sentiment (tags)

NYT

Presidential Medal of Freedom Hypocrisy Redux (tags)

police state

Temper Tantrum Politics (tags)

Russia bashing

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

Israel

Obama Shoots Himself in the Foot (tags)

Obama

Fake Terror Alert Extended (tags)

police state

Scary> NAACP & Amnesty International Have Fallen Asleep At The Wheel !!! (tags)

NAACP & Amnesty International Bloggers Are Lost Along With Texas Losing Hank Skinner's Exoneration DNA !

WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS TORTURED IN PHILIPPINES (tags)

Women political prisoners in the Philippines experience torture under the neocolonial regime receiving US tax dollars in aid. We need to protest this barbarity and call on Congress to cut off aid to the Aquino regime and its brutal military and police agencies.

A Path Forward for Egypt (tags)

The battle for the future of Egypt is underway, and it’s chaos. There has been violence on both sides of the divide, with the military inflicting the heaviest doses on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. The violence combined with any lack of long-term solution could bode poorly for Egypt’s future, but the situation is in extreme flux, and by no means anywhere settled. There is still abundant hope for most Egyptians to achieve a better world, though time is of the essence.

AIPAC Promotes War on Iran (tags)

Iran

FBI Lets Informants Commit Crimes (tags)

police state

Filipinos in LA join global protest vs China (tags)

LOS ANGELES – On July 24, Filipinos in Los Angeles trooped to the Chinese Consulate offices in Shatto Place in Koreatown to protest the China’s aggression in the heated West Philippine Sea/South China Sea territorial dispute.

Summer 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership IS Immigrant Rights!

Heightened Russia Bashing (tags)

Russia

Russia Grants Snowden One-Year Asylum (tags)

Snowden

Bradley Manning: Victimized by Police State Injustice (tags)

police stat

Longstanding Bahraini State Terror (tags)

Bahrain

The Dislocation of Homo Oeconomicus (tags)

"Students rate the teachers and demand a very specific kind of knowledge from them: it should be measurable, packaged and practical and cannot contain any uncertainties. Experimenting or thinking is not desired. There is a relation between service-provider and customer..."

Why No Revolution Exists in Syria (tags)

The era of Arab Spring euphoria is long ended, having devolved into doubt, confusion or wholesale rejection. Libya and Syria put an abrupt end to the Arab Spring celebrations, with the current situation in Egypt adding to the frustration.

Climate-change summary and update. (tags)

These are the latest updates as of July 28 2013 from Guy Mcpherson's update page which is quite large, so I'm only publishing here the latest news.

Demonstration Will Be Held Outside Costa Rican Consulate in L.A. Demanding Justice for Mur (tags)

Demonstration Will Be Held Outside Costa Rican Consulate in L.A. Demanding Justice for Murdered Sea Turtle Activist Petition With 137,000 Signatures From More Than 150 Nations Delivered to Costa Rica Consulate in Los Angeles

America: Super-Bully Nation (tags)

America

Punishment by the People (tags)

Online groups are being manipulated to stalk, defame and harass Peace Activists, Whistleblowers, Writers and Educators because of supposed, un-American activities

EU Shamelessly Declares Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization (tags)

Israel

Addicted to Liquidity Injections (tags)

Bernanke's announcing of lower monthly printing of money was enough to make stock exchanges collapse in many threshold countries. The monetary policy of printing money and zero interest is caught in a vicious circle. Liquidity glut generates credit growth.

Rail Disaster in Canada (tags)

The aftermath of the worst rail disaster in Canada for decades leaves at least 47 dead with many of the victims still unaccounted for.

David Curtis launches campaign for Sec. of State, California (tags)

David Curtis launches his campaign for Secretary of State, California at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood.

US Courts Approve Indefinite Detention and Torture (tags)

police state

New report rips apart Jewish voice for peace (tags)

Exposing the tactics and alliances of the extremist anti-Israel group, Jewish voice for peace

It IS about race (tags)

Statement on the Trayvon Martin case and voter suppression

Snowden: Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (tags)

Snowden

Zimmerman’s Acquittal and the Call for a New Civil Rights Movement (tags)

George Zimmerman has been found innocent of both second-degree murder and manslaughter for the killing of Trayvon Martin. In spite of Zimmerman’s history as a neighborhood watchman employing racial profiling; in spite of the fact that he was armed with a gun and Trayvon was not; in spite of the fact that he stalked Trayvon in a way that anyone would find threatening; in spite of his recorded menacing comments about “f…king punks,” that “these assholes always get away”; and in spite of his defiance of a 911 operator who told him he did not need to follow Trayvon, Zimmerman is free.

Obama Blocks Snowden's Asylum (tags)

Snowden

Five-point approach to manage Chinese and US presence in the West Philippine Sea (tags)

Akbayan Partylist today proposed to the Aquino government a "five-point approach" in handling the current territorial dispute with China and the increasing involvement of the United States in the conflict.

Ongoing Fighting in Sinai (tags)

Sinai

"The Circus is in Town!" (tags)

A six-day protest against Ringling Bros. begins at Staples Center.

Syrian Opposition in Disarray (tags)

Syria

Demonstration Agianst China Southern Airlines at LAX - July 13 (tags)

Animal rights activists will protest China Southern Airlines’ transport of primates to laboratories and educate travelers about the horrors of sending animals to be tortured. When: Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Tom Bradley International Terminal, LAX

Stasi's New Incarnation (tags)

police state

Exposing jewish voice for Peace (tags)

Important new report from NGO Monitor, on Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) , which views itself as the “Jewish wing” of the Palestinian solidarity movement. From NGO Monitor: Though JVP regards the organized Jewish community as its “enemy” and “opponent,” it nonetheless demands a seat at the communal table. The strategy, as stated by JVP’s executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson, is to create “a wedge” within the American Jewish community to generate the impression of polarization over Israel. The tactic is to dilute support for Israel in the Jewish community, toward the goal of reducing or eliminating the United States government’s economic, military, and political support for Israel.

How Egypt Killed Political Islam (tags)

The rebirth of the Egyptian revolution ushered in the death of the first Muslim Brotherhood government. But some near-sighted analysts limit the events of Egypt to a military coup. Yes, the military is desperately trying to stay relevant — given the enormous initiative of the Egyptian masses — but the generals realize their own limitations in this context better than anybody else. This wasn’t a mere re-shuffling at the top of society, but a flood from the bottom.

Venezuela Grants Snowden Asylum (tags)

Snowden

What's Next in Egypt? (tags)

coup

Obama Threatens Humanity (tags)

police state

How Edward Snowden and Syria Will Change Obama’s Foreign Policy (tags)

When the National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal broke, so did the illusion that President Obama was significantly different than his predecessor, Bush Jr. Obama’s meticulously crafted image was specifically created as an alternative to Bush: Obama campaigned as a peace candidate who loved civil liberties and wanted to work with the UN instead of unilaterally launching wars.

Kerry's Shuttle Diplomacy Excludes Peace in Our Time (tags)

anti-war

Challenging US Lawlessness (tags)

police state

Nobel Peace Laureates Urge Obama and Kerry to Nix Keystone XL (tags)

Firmly linking the Keystone XL pipeline with climate change, 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners are urging President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the project.

Washington v. Edward Snowden Update (tags)

police state

U.S. Government Playing Yahweh With Gulag Gitmo: (tags)

Many Americans, of Christian ancestry, were taught their (supposedly their) Judeo-Christian “God” (Anglo-Saxon term for Yahweh) knows all because he sees all. Yet if we put these powers into political terms and context—then these capacities are not much different from the current National Security Administration’s “Operation Prism” that has vast potential to know all about Americans and apparently the entire world of personal communications, as recently revealed by Glen Greenwald’s stories in British daily The Guardian. Thus we learn our Leviathan State can know everything and anything about anyone. By analyzing religion through a lens of political philosophy we can see the psychology of Judeo-Christian Yahweh’s exclusivity to power, as in “he” (anthropomorphized) holds all the cards, is thus the exemplar religious model for a political state of Monarchy (and privileges to a more or less self-select court elite).

Edward Snowden Charged Under the Espionage Act (tags)

police state

Obama: The Worst of Nixon/Bush II Writ Large (tags)

police state

Another Israeli War Criminal of the Year Award (tags)

police state

Syria Is Becoming Obama's Iraq (tags)

In perfect Bush-like fashion, President Obama has invented a bogus pretense for military intervention in yet another Middle East country. The president’s claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons — and thus crossed Obama’s imaginary “red line” — will likely fool very few Americans, who already distrust their president after the massive NSA spying scandal.

Obama's Nuclear Arms Reduction Hoax (tags)

anti-war

Fast-Tracking Toward War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Lawless NSA Global Spying (tags)

police state

Author explores controversial culture of Sur 13 gangs in new book (tags)

Urban Politics: The Political Culture of Sur 13 Gangs describes the political culture of Mexican American street gangs in the Los Angeles County. It dives into the various aspects of gang culture that are parallel to political organizations such as: the social contract, political parties, budgeting principles, and the progressive movement. The author, Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre, is of Mexican American descent, has a blog about art, politics, history, and culture and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. His previous book focused on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), illegal immigration, and journalism.

The Chemical Weapons Hoax (tags)

Syria

How Does Justice Come to the Economy? (tags)

Who Killed the Syrian Peace Talks? (tags)

The long awaited Syrian peace talks — instigated by power brokers Russia and the United States — had already passed their initial due date, and are now officially stillborn.

Iranians Vote (tags)

Iran

Los Angeles City Council Rejects BDS (tags)

BDS shot down in Los Angeles

The intellectual dead end of liberalism (tags)

Each fresh outrage by the Obama administration is met by a shrug of the shoulders or outright support by Democrats. With no clear ideas to fall back on, they meekly bleat “me, too” when the world’s industrialists and financiers pronounce their verdict on what is to be done.

America's National Security State (tags)

anti-war

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying (tags)

It doesn't surprise. On June 8, Haaretz headlined "What was the Israeli involvement in collecting US communications intel for NSA?" More on that below.

Syria’s Fake Sectarian War (tags)

The fate of Syria and the broader Middle East balances on a razor’s edge. The western media is giving dire warnings of an impending sectarian war between Sunni and Shia Muslims, a war that could drown the Middle East in a flood of blood.

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying (tags)

police state

Freedom in America: Rest in Peace (tags)

police state

Unconstitutional US Data-Mining (tags)

police state

VIDEO: Austerity - The History of a Dangerous Idea (tags)

Mark Blyth is Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at Brown University and a Faculty Fellow at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies

Bilderberg Conference Convenes (tags)

anti-war

We're All Bradley Manning (tags)

police state

Obama Wants Whistleblowers Silenced (tags)

police state

Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)

Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 3 of 3

Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)

Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 2 of 3

Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)

Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices

U.S. accuses currency exchange of laundering $6 billion (tags)

U.S. prosecutors have filed an indictment against the operators of digital currency exchange Liberty Reserve, accusing the Costa Rica-based company of helping criminals around the world launder more than $6 billion in illicit funds linked to everything from child pornography to software for hacking into banks.

Lifting the Fake EU Arms Embargo (tags)

Syria

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.”

Obama calls Oklahoma tornado's toll 'hard to comprehend' (tags)

Standing by a pile of debris that once was an elementary school, President Barack Obama on Sunday called the destruction last week's tornado wrought in Moore, Oklahoma, "hard to comprehend" and vowed to provide long-term federal help in rebuilding.

Obama at Annapolis (tags)

anti-war

Firing Up Action On Climate Change (tags)

As wildfire season commences in California, a local group of citizens is stepping forward on May 29 to ask Rep. Judy Chu of Pasadena to address the cause of the increase in fires by taking a leadership role in Congress on climate change legislation and resources, including ending the sequester which harms California's ability to combat fires..

Slaughter of Proletarians in Bangladesh: Capitalism is the Assassin! (tags)

On April 24 "Rana Plaza" a 9-storey building in an industrial suburb of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh (14 million), collapsed on about 3,500 workers (their number is not known precisely) working there. The building contained five textile factories, as well as a bank and many shops. The official present death toll is 1128, the number of injured is unknown. Most of the victims are women, who constitute 80 to 90% of the workforce in the Bangladeshi textile industry.

Sheriff Joe guilty of profiling Mexicans (tags)

Arizona's racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of profiling Mexicans and Latinos

America Honors Its Worst (tags)

police state

Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban (tags)

May 14, 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – TODAY, the Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative. The committee vote was seven in favor and none against.

Stop and Frisk: NYPD Racial Profiling (tags)

racism

FBI Documents Suggest Feds Read Emails Without a Warrant (tags)

New documents from the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ offices paint a troubling picture of the government’s email surveillance practices. Not only does the FBI claim it can read emails and other electronic communications without a warrant—even after a federal appeals court ruled that doing so violates the Fourth Amendment—but the documents strongly suggest that different U.S. Attorneys’ offices around the country are applying conflicting standards to access communications content (you can see the documents here - http://www.aclu.org/national-security/warrantless-electronic-communications-foia-requests ).

Uncensored Manifesto from Retired LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner (tags)

Uncensored Manifesto of Christopher Dorner

Israeli Lobby Power in America (tags)

Israel

Profile of Lawless Aggression (tags)

Israel

Yair Shamir: Profile of Israeli Extremism (tags)

anti-war

America and Israel: Imperial Partners in Crime (Part II) (tags)

anti-war

Closing Guantanamo—Why it’s Symbolically, Spiritually and Materially Important. (tags)

President Barack Obama has made a clear and convincing case for closing Guantanamo! Mostly the same reasons finally articulated were just as true when he initially took office. Closing the stigma of war, crime and national shame has always been a high agenda item for many Americans. It is now the watermark battle ground that could begin to show who or what really runs this country. But think of the mindless excuses from war hawks (including complicity by the mainstream media) to try to stop any transparency about Guantanamo prisoners. But there is simply no way President Obama can close this base on his own without major and active U.S. citizen and world support. How can Congress possibly stand in the way of the reasons President Obama announced for closing the Bush Legacy? Where is the Free Speech movement, where are the campus protests at Madison and Kent State Ohio?

America and Israel: Imperial Partners in Crime (tags)

anti-war

US-Style Free Trade in Good Hands with Michael Froman (tags)

corporatism

US Hatched Terror Plots (tags)

state terror

Tiptoeing Toward War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Syria: Upping the Stakes (tags)

Syria

Corporations versus States: Arbitration Boards against Democracy (tags)

In 2012 Ecuador paid the largest compensation sum in history $1.76 billion to Occidental for cancelling its oil production contract. Germany is threatened with a compensation of 3.5 billion for turning off two nuclear reactors.

US False Flag Pretext for War on Syria (tags)

anti-war

Philippines: Akbayan slams Chinese incursion into Tubbataha Reef (tags)

Akbayan Party-list today slammed the incursion of a Chinese fishing vessel into the Tubbataha reef, which the group said is engaged in "state-led" poaching activities at the marine protected area in Palawan.

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.

FBI Responsibility for US Terror Plots (tags)

false flags

America's War on Terror 2.0 (tags)

anti-war

Ding Dong! Thatcherism and sexism are alive (tags)

Margaret Thatcher is part of a system, not an individual deus ex machina, no matter how personally ambitious.

Free Lynne Stewart Now (tags)

police state

Terrorists "R" Us (tags)

police state

Targeting Iran (tags)

Iran

Boston Bombing Suspect Charged (tags)

police state

America's War on Islam 2.0 (tags)

anti-war

Venezuela's Maduro Inaugurated (tags)

Venezuela

"Hunt is over": US and British press jubilant over the extrajudicial execution of Tamerlan (tags)

The sequence of events and the nauseating propaganda following the Boston Marathon bombings indicate that the Obama administration has launched yet another major false-flag operation in parallel with its ever more explicit plans to invade Syria and Iran.

Bush and Obama: Dangerous Narcissists (tags)

police state

Washington v. Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Marathon Terror: Homegrown or State-Sponsored? (tags)

false flag

New York Times v. North Korea (tags)

anti-war

What is America (tags)

a summery of a traitor

Creating a North Korean Threat (tags)

imperialism

Lanza and Holmes Fathers Both Linked to LIBOR/FICO Scandal (tags)

The fathers of both Adam Lanza and James Holmes were both potential whistleblowers in the LIBOR/FICO scandal. Following the shootings committed by their sons, neither father will testify. This is the classic MK ULTRA scenario of mind controlled puppets distracting the public from real issues of upcoming economic collapse. The psychology of MK ULTRA is a low budget CIA tactic to disarm the people of the U.S. following controlled shootings by overmedicated individuals.

Globalized Torture (tags)

torture

Attacking Venezuela's Democratic Process (tags)

Venezuela

Are Reforms of the Financial Sector Enough? (tags)

This article focuses on seven errors and seven remedies of the financial crisis. The financial crisis was also a crisis of easy money. For years and again today, speculators exploited the situation that money was and is very easy to borrow in the US and Japan.

Destabilizing Venezuela: Longstanding US Policy (tags)

Venezuela

On the death of president Chavez/No hero/No dictator (tags)

The late Venezuelan president Chavez deserves appreciation for his social ''Bolivarian'' programs and his anti imperialist engagement. However, reprehensible sides of his reign are the repression in Venezuela and the oppression of the freedom of expression. His friendly relationships with dictators like Assad, Lushenko and Kaddafi are disgustable. Therefore he doesn't deserve the unconditional praise he gets from his leftist admirors.

Playing the Venezuelan Anti-Semitism Card (tags)

Venezuela

Humanism and Violence (tags)

The ideology of the invisible hand of the market transforms all barbarism that is committed into human service.. The modern age is a doubled humanism..State terrorism presents itself as humanist realism, as the only true way of protecting life.

How Obama Chose War Over Peace in Syria (tags)

With Syria on the brink of national genocide, outside nations have only two options: help reverse the catastrophe or plunge this torn nation deeper into the abyss. Countries can either work towards a peaceful political solution or they can continue to pour money, guns, and fighters into the country to ensure a steady gushing into the bloodbath.

What Follows Turkish/Israeli Reconciliation (tags)

anti-war

Payday Loans: Modern Day Usury (tags)

usury

Obama in Jerusalem (tags)

Israel

Liberal Agenda for More Gun Control Tied to a Totalitarian Agenda (tags)

The political agenda regarding foreign policy, stenographed by the lamestream media, is to continue to spend American resources on what is still far too much for Israel’s objectives (such as war with Syria and Iran), and at more great costs to our tax revenues. Certain industries and banker investors found such misadventures, as illegal wars, in the Middle East to be cash cows, equally parasitically bleeding America on the whole; as these goings-on continue to motivate more dismantlement of American Constitutional liberties here at home (in order to get away with their forms of betrayal (treason) to our founding fathers’ American Creed (which is not protecting the Holy Land) and to true interests of the American peoples. We now continue to live within a tyranny of corrupt betrayal. So to ban the personal right to own rapid-fire weapons here in the United States could happen within this significant context of an ever-evolving totalitarian reality that continues to wrap its dangerous tentacles around our quickly dying freedoms.

"Existential threat to Israel": Obama's relentless war effort against Iran and Syria (tags)

Syria and Iran are showing remarkable resilience and restraint in the face of extreme aggression by the U.S., Israel and NATO.

Unbreakable US/Israeli Ties (tags)

Israel

Washington Supports Venezuelan Opposition (tags)

Venezuela

Iraq: Ten Years After the Invasion (tags)

The wars begun in 2001 have been tremendously painful for millions of people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, and the United States, and economically costly as well. Each additional month and year of war will add to that toll.

Climate Space: Rethinking Strategies to Fight For Our Future (tags)

Open call to join the Climate Space at the World Social Forum in Tunisia, March 26-30, 2013

President Obama's hand in the Gift Fund (tags)

There's no "sequester" on President Obama's secret "gift" fund! 21 USCS Section 1702 Office of National Drug Control Policy 21 USCS 1702 (d)(1)(2)(3)

Back to Full Employment (tags)

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is co-author of A Measure of Fairness.

Gitmo Atrocities Continue (tags)

torture

Wrongheaded NYT Views When They're Right (tags)

anti-war

A Government to be Feared (tags)

A Government to be Feared

wanted poster (tags)

Wanted Poster John Bahner

A Nation Mourns (tags)

Chavez

I’ll miss Hugo Chavez (tags)

I’ll miss Hugo. When I first was introduced to him in Porto Alegre in 2003, he greeted me, “Mi padre,” and said he learned a lot from me. I was dubious about this and thought he was simply buttering me up, like any two-bit politician. Then he started telling me what he learned from Development Debacle, Deglobalization, and Dark Victory. I was stupefied; the guy actually read my stuff!

Syrian Death Squad Invaders Seize UN Peacekeepers (tags)

Syria

Chavez: A Personal Tribute (tags)

Chavez

Obama Authorizes Killing Americans Domestically (tags)

murder

Democrats and Labor: A Tale of Abuse (tags)

The Democratic Party’s participation in the recent national “sequester” cuts is yet another big dent in their love affair with organized labor. But break-ups are often a protracted process. Before a relationship ends there is usually a gradual deterioration based on irreconcilable differences, until the split becomes inevitable. The decades-long marriage of labor unions and the Democratic Party is nearing such a divorce. Labor unions are becoming frustrated as the Democrats flaunt their affair with corporate America and Wall Street.

Media Scoundrels Pillory Chavez Before He's Buried (tags)

Chavez

Millions without enough food and billionaires with more (tags)

The world’s billionaires added $800 billion to their already obscene wealth in one year at the same time that tens of millions of people in the United States — not to mention billions of others around the world — go hungry.

Chavismo Lives! (tags)

Chavez

AIPAC Conference Promotes War (tags)

Israel

Obama Wades Deeper Into Syria’s Morass (tags)

The recent announcement that the United States would increase its “non lethal” military aid to Syria’s rebels shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Some speculated that Obama — having been repeatedly proved wrong about the Syria government’s stability — would leave Syria in silent humiliation.

Hawkish Senators Want War on Iran (tags)

Iran

Bradley Manning: Profile in Courage Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (tags)

Bradley Manning

Parallel Worlds: Water Management in Israel and California (tags)

Posted from Jerusalem by Kate Voss, UCCHM Water Policy Fellow. This is the second in a series of posts on our Water Diplomacy trip to Israel, Jordan and Palestine

Bob Barker Spearheads New Campaign on Elephant Rides as LA City Considers Ban (tags)

Bob Barker assists ADI in their nationwide initiative to ban the use of elephants for entertainment through a new documentary, "No Fun For Elephants."

‘Transatlantic Partnership’ intended to duplicate secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (tags)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, an 11-country trade negotiation intended to go well beyond NAFTA, appears to the be model for proposed United States–European Union trade agreement.

Obama's Asia Pivot (tags)

anti-war

Profile of Imperial Lawlessness (tags)

Israel

The Great Tax-Cut Experiment and Corporate Taxes as % of Profits (tags)

Comparisons with Other Countries: Americans pay a smaller proportion of total income in taxes than do people in any other advanced capitalist economy. as in Western European countries.

What the 1% Heard During Obama’s State of the Union Speech (tags)

When President Obama speaks, most Americans hear what he wants them to hear: lofty rhetoric and a “progressive” vision. But just below the surface the president has a subtly-delivered message for the 1%, whose ears prick up when their buzzwords are mentioned. Obama’s state of the union address was such a speech — a pro-corporate agenda packaged with chocolate covered rhetoric for the masses, easy to swallow, but deadly poisonous.

Targeting Jeremy Hammond (tags)

tyranny

CISPA Is Back (tags)

tyranny

Defending Howard Zinn (tags)

An attack on Howard Zinn in American Educator reveals only the fear of exposure of the violence and inequality built into the structures of the United States.

Israel's War Criminal of the Year Award (tags)

Obama

Straight Talk on US/Israeli Relations (tags)

Israel

The Liberal-Regressive Modern Age (tags)

The financial crisis of the states-dramatically intensified by the costs of bailing out the banks-shifts the costs to the broad population without touching the wealth of the economic elites. Political governing is increasingly uncoupled from the approval and influence of citizens.

Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)

LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled. Photo set two of two

Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)

LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled Photo set one of two

Israel's Racist of the Year Award (tags)

Israel

U.S. Senate Leaders Should Be Arrested and Charged With Treason (tags)

Despite the truth many Senators were willing to vote for Charles Hagel, as more than worthy choice for Secretary of Defense, on-the-ground facts show we Americans are stuck with defense contractor and Israel-firster suck-ups like Lindsey Graham, and his whiny, albeit slick, style of political correctness, such as his recent show-trial stigmatizing anything that suggests criticism of Israel’s right-wing agenda. Graham’s strategy-driven limelight approach (clever as if concocted by some backroom weasel committee) had the chutzpa to point-blank ask Hagel during a recent Senate confirmation hearing, about some of his previous statements, with all the solemnity of “ordained” mortal sins from a Catholic cardinal, such as 1) “…the Jewish Lobby has a tendency to intimidate people up here…” 2) “…I’m not a Israeli Senator I’m a U.S. Senator…” and 3) “…this pressure makes us do dumb things at times…”.

Author Nancy Kurshan: Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement (tags)

Author and longtime activist Nancy Kurshan’s new book, entitled Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, has just been released by the Freedom Archives. Kurshan’s book documents the work of The Committee to End the Marion Lockdown (CEML), which she co-founded in 1985 as a response to the lockdown at the federal prison in Marion, Illinois. It quickly turned into a broader campaign against control unit prisons and human rights violations in US prisons that lasted fifteen years, until 2000.

LAPD High Crimes (tags)

crime

Escalating Pressure on Iran (tags)

Iran

Beating Up on North Korea (tags)

anti-war

Impeach Obama: A National Imperative (tags)

Obama

Vatican Changing of the Guard (tags)

Vatican

Obama’s Shakedown of Medicare (tags)

In a political era of corporate dominance it was inevitable that doublespeak would become the official language of Washington, DC. Now “cuts” to social programs are referred to as “savings,” while the destruction of these programs is “reform.” This is the essence of President Obama’s doublespeakish “Race to the Top” public education “reform,” as well as his yet-to-be-announced deficit plan based on Medicare “savings.”

More Evidence Obamacare Ripped Off Americans (tags)

healthcare

Whitewashing Extrajudicial Killing (tags)

tyranny

Washington and Israel Target Iran (tags)

Iran

Reforming Prison’s Harshest Tactic –The Angola 3 case may help change the... (tags)

The Angola 3 case may help change the arbitrary and sometimes abusive use of solitary confinement.

More Austerity Cuts Coming to the States (tags)

The Great Recession has quietly devastated public services on a state-by-state basis, with Republican and Democratic governors taking turns leading the charge. Public education has been decimated, as well as health care, welfare, and the wages and benefits of public sector workers. The public sector itself is being smashed. Since the recession began, states have made combined austerity cuts of at least $337 billion, according to the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities

Extrajudicial Killing: Official US Policy (tags)

police state

a time for courage (tags)

a time to face the fire of hate and fear

NEWS BLACKOUT-KING (tags)

MSM Blackout - The US Govt Executed Martin Luther King... Proven in US Court, 1999

North Korea video shows US city in flames after missile attack (tags)

It begins benignly enough, with an image of a sleeping young North Korean man, and a genteel piano version of the US feel-good pop anthem We Are the World providing the musical backdrop. But the YouTube video recently posted by Uriminzokkiri, North Korea's official website, quickly takes a more sinister turn as the man's dream continues into the realms of Stalinist fantasy.

Obama Declares Global Cyberwar (tags)

anti-war

Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement? (tags)

After four decades of solitary confinement in the nation's most populated maximum-security prison -- and one of its most historically brutal -- a member of the internationally known "Angola 3" has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.

Hillary Clinton: Profile of Imperial Arrogance and Lawlessness (tags)

Clinton

Moscow to West: Hands Off Middle East/Africa (tags)

anti-war

Responding to financial crisis: are austerity and suffering inevitable? (tags)

Austerity in a recession is counter-productive. Lower taxes and lower wages mean lower demand, lower GDP, lower state revenue and higher unemployment.

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 .

Nominee Hagel Bullied by Neocon Servants of Military-Industrial Complex (tags)

The neocon servants of the military-industrial complex (Lindsay Graham, etc...) have revealed their true allegience to the Zionist state of Israel and against the will of the U.S. people. Their betrayal of former friend and fellow Republican Chuck Hagel, a true conservative who doesn't want to waste taxpayer money on never ending wars, is evidence enough of their deception of U.S. interests in favor of Zionist Israel.

Washington's War of Aggression on Syria (tags)

anti-war

Water Theft from Aquifers Benefit Developers at Expense of Ecosystems (tags)

Water theft from rural aquifers for the short term benefit of Las Vegas developers is a crime against the ecosystems and human communities that depend upon their water for survival. The theft of the aquifer water by SNWA is a sequel of the Owens Valley water grab by LADWP nearly a century ago. Any ELF actvists looking for training sites have over 200 miles of practice targets if this pipeline goes through. Maybe someone should send LADWP a message that water theft can be stopped by preventing transport. When the pipeline is ruptured in numerous places this water theft will become a more costly endeavor! The LADWP and SNWA needs to stop stealing water from aquifers and desert lakes!

Students threatened at UC Davis event (tags)

The UC are failing our students

2nd Drone Survey! Answer 5 Questions! January 27, 2013 (tags)

President Barack Obama is Commander in Chief of the United States Military. The Central Intelligence Agency is NOT part of the United States Military; but, the C.I.A. is ordering the deployment of most of the missile strikes from un-manned computer controlled Drones. Therefore, under whose authority are these strikes taking place? If the United Nations investigation, which is currently going on, proves that the U.S.A. committed "war crimes", then does President Obama avoid responsibility for authorization of these drone strikes under Separation of Powers clause in the U.S. Constitution?

Obama's War on Whistleblowers (tags)

police state

Orthopedic Knees for a Slightly Higher Fee (tags)

As made manifest by the medical profession, nutritionists, and the mainstream media. Note: I left the first draft of this article in my email and "cyberchondria" appeared on the news overnight

US and British press hail the 'liberal' policy that allows women to fight in the frontline (tags)

As even more countries fall victim to Anglo-American wars across Asia and Africa in the new year, The New York Times and The Times praise their respective governments’ plans to directly engage women soldiers in the ongoing genocides.

United Nations is Investigating the Foreign Policy of the United States: Killer DRONES ! ! (tags)

The United Nations started an investigation of the "foreign policy" of the United States of America because President Obama has been authorizing killer drone strikes deploying missles allegedly aimed at "terrorists" but which also are killing children and innocent civilians in foreign countries under the guise of fighting the War on Terrorism; and simultaneously President Barack Obama has been violating the sovereign rights of foreign countries by aiming un-manned computer controlled drone missle strikes at them when the U.S. Congress has not officially declared War. President Obama thinks that he has legal precedence because previous U.S. President George Bush got away with this behaviour.

Targeting Younas Abdullah Muhammad (tags)

tyranny

Three Approaches to the Economic Crisis (tags)

Before 1980, wages, productivity, investments and production pushed one another and ensured general prosperity. After 1980 wages were dropped as a driving force of economic demand. Demand gaps were filled by consumer credits.

Lynne Stewart's Struggle for Justice Continues (tags)

police state

Four More Years (tags)

Obama

U.S. Cannot Tell Iran to Abandon its Nuclear Program (tags)

Interview conducted by Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari with Mark Vorpahl

“Red Cross, Where is Haiti's Money?” (tags)

“. . . All of the generous people who donate to the Red Cross have no idea that very little of those resources get to the victims of the disaster. It's being used for administrative costs. The CEO of the Red Cross is earning six-hundred thousand dollars a year." -- Margaret Prescod, Women of Color in Global Women's Strike

Western Sponsored Aleppo Mass Murder (tags)

Syria

Israeli Apologist Benny Morris (tags)

Israel

Obama v. Netanyahu Round Two (tags)

anti-war

The Central Intelligence Agency is Confused! (tags)

Does the Teachers' Union buy M155s? Does the Electrical Brothers' Union buy Goats? Why is the C.I.A. deploying un-manned Drone Strikes killing children and innocent civilians? How stupid can they be? Those job duties are NOT listed on their "Mission" statement!

The high cost of new and improved (tags)

A relentless push to induce more consumer purchases is endemic. The weight and size of what we buy is bigger. And it is wrapped up in ever more packaging. The social costs of all this unnecessary consumption are high, and are paid for in environmental destruction.

Chavez Shows Clinical Improvement (tags)

Chavez

Campaign organizes to push back against Obama provision to arrest Americans (tags)

Detention prevention strategy goes national

FAIR v. Scoundrel Media Misreporting on Venezuela (tags)

media

Hagel Correctly Points out Influence of pro-Israeli Lobby in Politics (tags)

The future Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel is correct in pointing out the influence of the pro-ISRAEL lobby, especially from CUFI and AIPAC. Being honest in politics is dangerous, as one statement however true can be blown out of proportion by enemies.

My Encounter with the 'Precarious and Service Workers Assembly' of Occupy Oakland (tags)

It's their party, and they'll cry if they want to...

We Want Some Facts From President Obama on his Inaugeration Day February 2013! (tags)

President Barack Obama, will you please provide us with some "transparency" and tell us exactly how many "terrorists" have been killed with U.S. Military Un-Manned Drone Strikes, and then how many CHILDREN and innocent civilians have been killed with drone strikes; and then, which number is larger? After you Swear your Oath of Office on the Holy Bible, Mr. President Barack Obama, will you please tell us the truth? Isn't it true that MORE children and innocent civilians have been killed by drone strikes than "terrorists"?

US Law Prohibits Transferring Guantanamo Prisoners to America (tags)

anti-war

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).

Occupy Fights Foreclosure Protests $10 billion Settlement (tags)

Occupy Fights Foreclosure openly denounces the $10 billion settlement

Hagel and Brennan Nominations (tags)

anti-war

Foreign Terrorists Wage War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Venezuela's Future (tags)

Chavez

Institutionalized Inequality in America (tags)

class war

Women’s rights: Turning point in India, triumph in Manila (tags)

Women’s rights have been in the forefront of international concern over the last few weeks.

A Western Rebellion could ensure global ethical human rights 'bottom-line' for all. (tags)

Rebellion justified.The adoption of a human rights instrument by the UN General Assembly in Dec 2008 led to the Global Financial Crisis in 2009.Involving international h.rights law it strongly favored Devel Asia, incl China, over the West.

More Evidence of Chupacabra than Bipartisan Fiscal Cliff Hype (tags)

The bipartisan hype over the so-called "fiscal cliff" is an attempt my the status quo to institute severe austerity measures that would effect seniors, disabled and other people dependent upon the social safety net that is set up on the chopping block by BOTH Democrats and Republicans. There may be more evidence of the mythical chupacabra (goat sucker) than there is proof of any upcoming fiscal cliff. Either way we are dealing with some really mangy bloodsuckers!

UNICEF's Christmas appeals, Sir Alex Ferguson and gaping contradictions (tags)

As the United Nations Security Council passes a resolution for the deployment of foreign troops in Mali and the United States announces its plan to deploy troops to 35 African countries in 2013, UNICEF and The Independent launch a campaign “to help child soldiers in Central African Republic”.

Letter to All Americans About Gun Control from a Dissident Independent (tags)

Guns are an effective form of human violence, which is why they are so often employed in both war and crime. They are dangerous and deadly. Reasons for their existence are not always, or even often, noble. They kill. This is to say we human animals kill—and nowhere more so than for political reasons—such as a nation venturing abroad for purported reasons to exact war against terrorists, etc. (while not ironically understanding that war is terrorism). And yet there is something “more” dangerous than weapons and that is politics itself (that history reminds us over and over again). Guns do “not” exist in a vacuum—they are artifacts built for and by a corrupt species of creature. No government ever—no matter how much naïve trust by blind patriotism exist—should be trusted to the point citizens just hand over their right to defend themselves from those in power. ALL forms of government are corruptible, and so are ALL forms of institution. This government (and especially both major political parties and their lobby cronies), if not thoroughly corrupt, is still too corrupt—including its capacity to violate human rights. Banning of guns (or other Constitutional rights) here in the United States must be understood within these recent radical changes that have happened especially since 9/11. It could be the equivalent of giving Mafia thugs your last weapons.

Scrambling for Africa's Resources (tags)

anti-war

Flashback to 2001: Hollywood celebrities salute Afghanistan’s “enduring freedom” (tags)

On October 7th, 2001 a US-led coalition launched the invasion of Afghanistan. NATO’s Incirlik Airbase in Turkey was one of the bases used in this invasion. Two months later, five Hollywood stars paid a visit to NATO’s Incirlik Airbase to show their appreciation for U.S. troops overseas. Immediately after the Los Angeles premiere, the cast members of the "Ocean's Eleven" film left for Turkey on a Warner Bros. chartered Boeing 757 for a special screening for the U.S. military personnel.

Four More Years of War (tags)

anti-war

Institutionalizing Indefinite Detention (tags)

police state

Israel's Man at State (tags)

anti-war

"A Saturday Nite" (tags)

This is the story of a black man from Nigeria, who married a white British women and how they immigrated to the United States to raise a family. The events of that day have now been documented and an investigation is now underway concerning the deaths of two of the children.

Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (tags)

freedom

Bolivarianism Wins Big (tags)

Venezuela

Gun Violence in America (tags)

guns

Everybody’s Home: An Unlikely Alliance Challenges the Financial Borg (tags)

Lawsuits for Information on Drones (tags)

police state

On Typhoon Bhopa and the Doha Conference (tags)

Typhoon Bhopa (Philippine name Pablo) have resulted to a total number of 647 casualties, with another 1,842 people injured, and 780 missing.

Obama Plans African Wars (tags)

anti-war

Israel: Heading for a Political Cliff? (tags)

Israel

Israeli Settlement Construction Fallout (tags)

Israel

Fiscal cliff is a hoax, may be bipartisan excuse to kill off U.S. poor people! (tags)

The media hype about the so-called fiscal cliff is just another bipartisan excuse to increase the gap between the wealthy and ever increasing number of poor people in the U.S. Notice both parties are advocating large cuts to social safety net programs when people are already struggling with poverty, while U.S. military bases remain operational on foreign soil through the Earth and only Presidential candidate Ron Paul was willing to save money by closing ALL overseas bases.

open letter (tags)

argument over video crowd controll

Bangladesh Sweatshop Fire (tags)

class war

U.N. Vote on Palestinian Recognition Blocked by U.S., Israel and Germany (tags)

The right wing government of Germany under Chancellor Angela Merkel has made the unfortunate choice to side with the U.S. and Israel in blocking Palestinian recognition in the upcoming United Nations vote. However France, Spain, U.K. and many other nations are going to act with ethics to support Palestinian statehood instead of caving in to the imperialist whims of U.S. and Israeli pressures to maintain their state sanctioned apartheid and discrimination against the Palestinian people.

Why is Obama Silent Over the New Congo War (tags)

The last Congo war that ended in 2003 killed 5.4 million people, the worst humanitarian disaster since World War II. The killing was directly enabled by international silence over the issue; the war was ignored and the causes obscured because governments were backing groups involved in the fighting. Now a new Congo war has begun and the silence is, again, deafening.

Israel Signals Hardline Policy Intentions (tags)

tyranny

U.S. Senate bill Rewritten So Cops / Feds Can Read Your Email Without Warrants (tags)

After Sen. Leahy’s Internet Access bill is passed, what do you do if you get an email that erroneously appears to include you as a participant in a crime or conspiracy that U.S. Federal Agencies and cops can use in court (without a warrant) against you or your business?

The U.S. Role in Israel's Attack on Gaza (tags)

As Obama tours Southeast Asia to strengthen his alliances against China, Gazans are being killed and maimed by the hundreds, with the possibility of an incredibly bloody Israeli invasion. The United States still wields tremendous power internationally; its actions and inactions have direct consequences in international conflicts.

On the Israeli-Gaza Conflict (tags)

Manila, Philippines - Akbayan Party strongly and categorically condemns the Israeli armed forces’ (navy and air force) constant bombardment and shelling, numbering above 100, of the Gaza strip, hosting more than 1.7 million people in one of the most densely-populated areas in the world. Despite its claims of engaging in surgical operations against militant and ‘terrorist’ elements within Gaza, Israel’s air raids and naval shelling have contributed to rising casualties among civilians, including journalists and children, caught in the firing line.

In the Blockade Trap (tags)

Barack Obama must stimulate the economy with state spending. The astonishing example of Europe could convince republicans who in the past blocked everything... The monetary policy of a central bank cannot replace fiscal policy,

Canada Resurrects Vampire—bill C-30 That Will Suck Internet Freedom Dry (tags)

Can Canadians Hold Out Against Their Government's Forceful Efforts to Wiretap Their Lives? The Obama Government also wants the power (without a warrant) to introduce as evidence in U.S. Civil; Criminal and Administrative prosecutions any phone call record, email or Internet activity.

Republican Ideas on Copyright Silenced (tags)

A Republican Congressional committee wrote a paper on copyright that strongly aligned with the anti-SOPA movement, but it was quickly yanked after lobbying from the MPAA and RIAA.

Deconstructing the reality behind The Reality of the "Lesser Evil" (tags)

Which is why core policies of the state do not change by changing the front faces in the White House. Often minor domestic policy changes are put on the table and “then, vigorous debate is encouraged within the limits imposed by unstated doctrinal orthodoxy” just to maintain the facade of democracy and elections being the harbingers of the much needed change.

Targeting Civilians: Israel's Specialty (tags)

Israel

Media Cover for Israeli Crimes (tags)

Israel

Obama administration grants DACA relief to more than 50,000 undocumented immigrants (tags)

The Obama administration released updated statistics today that indicated that, as of yesterday, 53,273 undocumented youths have received relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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.

Christian Zionists Encourage Military-Industrial Complex Never Ending War (tags)

The Zionists in Israel and the U.S. (Christian Zionists) are encouraging the proliferation of the military-industrial complex with their escalation of religious warfare against the occupied Palestinians. The AIPAC lobby and military weapons contractors give campaign contributions to both Democrats and Republicans, making both status quo political parties of the U.S. puppets of greedy individuals bent on never ending warfare with soldiers and civilians paying the ultimate price with their lives.

Filipinos slams US over toxic dumping; renews call for abrogation of VFA (tags)

'Not the trash bin of a superpower': Philippine solons, groups denounce U.S. toxic waste dumping in Subic

Obama's Post-Election Militancy (tags)

police state

Bradley Manning Seeks Plea Deal (tags)

police state

Fall 2012 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

The Election Over! Where’s Our Change? Our Demands to the President Obama at the Second Term! In This Issue: 1) CCR Commentary 2) FAMILIA LATINA UNIDA Commentary 3) NILC Commentary 4) Petition to Support Sergio 5) Latino voters in 2012 election 6) New Mexico, Border Election Highlights 7) LA council approves ID cards for city residents 8) Anti-Latino Laws Ignite The South

Israel's Dr. Strangelove (tags)

Israel

New York Times Opposes Palestinian Self-Determination (tags)

Israel

Overreach: America's Imperial Waterloo? (tags)

anti-war

America's Deplorable Human Rights Record (tags)

police state

Book Announcement: Hijacking the Holy Qur'an and Islam (tags)

Why is the Holy Qur'an and Islam so easy to Hijack for "imperial mobilization"?

MARKETWATCH REPOSTS BANKSTER LAWSUIT STORY AFTER NEWS EXEC'S CHILDREN MURDERED (tags)

Marketwatch bravely reposts $43 trillion racketeering lawsuit story after CNBC takes it down

Hooked Into You (tags)

Reinvigorated, jump started, reenergized, pumped up and ready to go, just the right amount of boost, we hear them all when it comes to the last stretch of elections. “Getting all tingly and excited for the next four years that I know I will be spending with you.” “The American people will be making the right decision by voting for me.” “Out with the old and in with the new.” “Now's not the time to give in.” Either way both of them seem to agree, “You'll be making the right decision by voting for me this coming election.”

The Demonization of Dissent in the United States (tags)

On Oct. 3rd, 2012 Wired.Com’s (or Wired Magazine’s) Danger Room came out with Spencer Ackerman’s story of a leaked although unclassified U.S. Army “chart” that lists indicators and behaviors for identifying people who are supposedly becoming radicalized to terrorist potential. But what is so startling about this Army’s presumptively rational analysis (more like propagandic analysis) is its broad categorization of symptoms for identifying those thought alienated enough to become potential terrorist material.

Obama vs. Romney (tags)

The strength of the democrats is the folly and mean-spiritedness of republicans. Programs to support the economy were rejected every time with the sole goal of bad economic data. Romney/Ryan rely on the short memory of voters who blame only Obama for the faltering economy Obstructionism should be the issue.

Remembering Russell Means (tags)

activism

Dubious Reports About Fidel Castro's Health (tags)

Castro

On Philippine Cybercrime Act of 2012 (tags)

Technological developments, nay, social progress must lead to increased democratization and not to more curtailment of freedoms. The advent of the Internet and related technologies has opened a wide and free access to democratic space wherein ordinary citizens, including the oppressed workers and, in general, the laboring and propertyless masses, could participate in studying and gathering information and discussing social and political issues.

Beyond electronic voting machines - fraud in case management systems of the courts (tags)

The Los Angeles Superior Court implemented in 1985 a fraudulent electronic record system - SUSTAIN - and with it, the Court was transformed into a State Crime Organization.

BURN THE BALLOT 2012 (tags)

What are doing the day before the "election". On Monday, November 5th, members of the Burn the Ballot Caucus of Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), allied activists and disgruntled voters will burn presidential ballots to draw attention to the fact that there is no democracy in the US and to say we will not, once again, go quietly into the polls!

Spring Snails Survival Threatened by SNWA Pipeline (tags)

The spring snails of the Great Basin region are threatened by construction of the SNWA pipeline to Las Vegas. Spring snails are vital as primary consumer herbivores to reduce algae and thereby prevent eutrophication, also being the base of the trophic food web pyramid that supports trout, eagles and humans. Spring snails should be protected under ESA and are more valuable than golf courses and sprawl development north of Las Vegas.

Worrisome Middle East Developments (tags)

anti-war

Why Chavez Won BIG! A Comparison Between the Presidential Elections in the U.S. and Venezu (tags)

U.S. workers and those who are unemployed are frequently told that the current presidential elections are among the most important in this country’s history. With continuing high unemployment and underemployment, declining wages, and looming massive cuts to social programs that help workers, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, we are at a grave point regarding the direction of this country. However, the policies of both presidential candidates and their parties have perpetuated the devastating effects of the Great Recession for workers. Wall Street, the banks, the corporations, and the wealthy have been the beneficiaries of these policies while the only thing workers have received has been more sacrifices.

Banks, Bankers and Banksters (tags)

An unrestrained speculative capitalism emerged out of investment capitalism. New financing instruments are invented. Risks are trivialized or glossed over to soothe the population. Boundless indebtedness becomes the norm. The new age led to immediate profit eclipsing investment.

Syria on the Boil (tags)

Syria

Pressure Builds for Full-Scale War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Boycott arab american day festival (tags)

Stop complicity in the Syrian genocide

ACLU Sues CIA Over Drone Killings (tags)

anti-war

Long Knives Target Iran (tags)

Iran

Amerika Is Dead (tags)

Amerika Is Dead, see the evidence

The Risks Of Clearly Defining The Law. (tags)

analysis and implications of Hedges v. Obama et al.

Anti-Muslim Hate Film Incites Violence (tags)

hate

San Jose Imam linked to Hezbollah arrested in Mexico (tags)

Rafic Mohammad Labboun Allaboun arrested in Mexico

Listen for Life Musicfest 2012 Peace Day Concerts-Mission Viejo/San Pedro/Hollywood/Hemet (tags)

Listen for Life is honored to bring an impressive roster of world-renowned musicians to four cross-cultural Listen for Life Musicfest 2012 events in Southern California, September 21-29, 2012, to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace and kick-off a world tour to promote peace around the globe.

State Terror: Official Israeli Policy (tags)

Israel

Legitimizing Illegal Spying (tags)

police state

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.

VENICE FILMFEST 2012: AN AMERICAN GRAFFITI (tags)

American films, largely absent in recent years, made a startling comeback to the 69th Venice Film Festival this month with a vivisection of an American society whose moral restraints have become as elastic as a worn rubber band, a malaise which, like American culture, has infected many parts of the world.

Fars News Agency Interviews Lendman (tags)

Iran

And The Workers Suffered (tags)

Politics has become so much a show about the candidates. We love a good show, after all the film industry as we know it and Hollywood were born right here in the good old USA. I'm a huge movie person, and the things that remove us from our everyday struggles for a small time, and don't leave us with life destroying addictions and/ or blow apart our bonds with the people we are closest to, are good things. After all, the people that actually do the work that build the wealth and corporations into what they are deserve it.

The Social State: A Wondrous Promise (tags)

The social state is an instrument of social pacification. It was a reaction to the extreme social and political dislocations. While Europe sank into chaos and fascism, Roosevelt developed the social state in the US that was exported after the war to Western Europe.

CAIR: Record Number of Muslim Delegates at DNC (tags)

CAIR: Record Number of Muslim Delegates at DNC

Labor Radicalism Alive & Well in U.S., Smith Says (tags)

Author and activist Sharon Smith came to San Diego to speak to Occupy San Diego's Labor Solidarity Committee, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) and other community members September 1, but it was her unannounced co-speaker -- a teachers' union activist from Chicago identified only as Becca -- who galvanized the crowd. Smith used the Chicago teachers' union struggle as an example that radical labor activism in the U.S. is alive and well despite decades of repression from the ruling class.

Israel's Anti-Rachel Corrie Verdict (tags)

Israel's verdict against Rachel Corrie, blaming her for her own death, was paid for with our tax dollars, $6 billion a year, as Israel is just an American military base to protect US oil profits in the Middle East and Israel does not make one move without explicit instructions from the US capitalist class, represented by the US government.

Anti-Syrian Blame Game (tags)

Syria

Cindy Sheehan Speaks at Reception in San Diego (tags)

For four years, from her emergence as an anti-war activist following the death of her son Casey in combat in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan was a hero among liberals and Democrats for her attempts to hold then-President George W. Bush to account for starting the Iraq war and taking her son's life in vain. Then she ran for Congress against Democratic icon Nancy Pelosi and made it clear she held both major parties responsible for the war and the rest of America's ills. Now she's Roseanne Barr's running mate in the Peace and Freedom Party's Presidential campaign, running on a socialist platform that says education, housing and health care are human rights.

Gary Johnson vs. Scott Rasmussen: The voters lose (tags)

As we move toward the hype and hoopla of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte early next month, The American Pundit Writing Assignment for the second half of August focuses on the condition of political reporting in United States:

Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? --Interview w/ Hamja Ahsan & Aviva Stahl (tags)

An important ruling is expected early in September from the European Court of Human Rights, regarding whether or not US prisons respect human rights enough for the UK to extradite ‘war on terror' suspects to the US. We interview activist/journalist Aviva Stahl from CagePrisoners.com alongside Hamja Ahsan, the brother of Talha Ahsan, one of the appellants that will be seriously affected by the September ruling, imprisoned since 2006.

Going Viral: Moors' Law for Oil says $7 a gallon gasoline in '17 (tags)

Moore's Law for transistor count is ending, but now there's Moors' Law for oil and it says gasoline -- US national average -- will be $7 in 2017 as oil reaches $120 a barrel. The law is named for Kent Moors, a professor Duquesne U. Specifically, the price of oil and the number of cars in China, which drives it, double every 5 years. These murderous prices change everything in society.

AIPAC Wants War on Iran (tags)

anti-war

Agent Orange: A Deadly Legacy (tags)

dioxin

Why Asylum For Julian Assange Is Central To Today’s Politics: Torture and the American Ch (tags)

If there were a lightening rod to energize political apathy in this heavily propagandized world democratic right of dissent, such as to challenge corrupt government practice, should be it. But certain U. S. leaders’ apparent intention to incarcerate and punish Julian Assange for leaking U.S. secrets puts our black methods in the limelight. What were his motives and equally what has been the character of U.S. foreign policy? It seems revelations were meant to highlight U.S. corruption as people around the world have come to fear American brutality. Many around the globe know the United States as a rogue bully of an empire that regularly uses intimidation to get its way. It takes a real macho government to push around countries like Ecuador, Sweden and lapdog England. As has been shown over and over the United States does not respect law, legal distinctions or diplomatic norms.

Will 2012 be the Final Election of Lesser Evilism? (tags)

Just when the Obama campaign couldn’t appear any less inspiring, Paul Ryan was put forth as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Suddenly team Obama was supplied with enough political munitions to scare every last American over the possible Ryan destruction of Medicare, Medicaid, cuts to Social Security and the various other evils inherent in his proposed national budget. Consequently, many Liberals and Leftists across the spectrum are now focused on preaching the horrors of a Republican presidential victory and thus the necessity of re-electing Obama.

Full-Scale War in Syria (tags)

Syria

Syria’s “Liberated” Future: Ethnic-Religious Cleansing and Genocide (tags)

A fascinating shift has happened in the U.S. mainstream media: After a year of anti-Syria war propaganda and lies, glimmers of truth are making their way into the public’s view. This may be too little too late: the country is being torn at the seams into the nightmare of ethnic-religious cleansing and massacres.

Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, is a jingoist, pseudo-democrat, pseudo-feminist Stalinist demagog (tags)

Like Stalin, Sison's understanding of Marxism is pseudo-scientific and quasi-religious

Inequalities, Taxes, and More Inequalities (tags)

Thanks to Occupy, most working people are well aware of the growing inequalities in wealth. But for those who lack the specifics, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich provides a useful overview: “…the rich have been getting a larger and larger portion of total income. From 9 percent in 1980, the top 1 percent’s take increased to 23.5 percent by 2007. CEOs who in the 1970s took home 40 times the compensation of average workers now rake in 350 times.” (“Confessions of a Class Warrior,” August 22, 2010).

USA: Human Rights Activist Ordered to Six Months of Jail (tags)

The case of Ed Frey is reminiscent of an earlier Santa Cruz case where Sandy Loranger did time in jail for feeding the homeless soup. When the judge offered her counseling instead of jail Sandy Loranger replied, "If feeding my fellow man is a crime, I am beyond rehabilitation."

Illegitimate Sanctions on Iran (tags)

anti-war

Remembering Gore Vidal (tags)

Gore Vidal

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.

CIA Calls Israel Main US Regional Spy Threat (tags)

Israel

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.

War Without Mercy in Syria (tags)

Syria

ALLIANCE PHILIPPINES CONDEMNS GMA RELEASE ON BAIL (tags)

“Above the Fray” Like Pontius Pilate, PH President Aquino III washed his hand as the court let former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo filed her bail and was set free from her detention at the Veterans Memorial Hospital. In this scenario, Alliance Philippines (AJLPP), West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia... vehemently condemned this latest charade and travesty of justice. Garcia said that:“ The Alliance, the Filipino American community and all freedom loving people of the United States, detest and must expose this newest political “moro-moro “ of the Aquino III.” Garcia elucidated “ Aquino III actions seems to show that he is above the fray but in reality he tolerates and in cahoots with the schemes against the people.

Lawless Domestic Spying (tags)

police state

Support shown by UN,US,maybe NZ for ethical human rights approach to replace neoliberalism (tags)

A new idea, an ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization to replace neoliberalism, gives people a choice.The ethical human rights approach is being supported on the social networking sites by the US government, the UN while the NZ government maybe sympathetic.

Intense Anti-Assad Propaganda (tags)

Syria

Security Council Showdown Afternath (tags)

Syria

Nothing Civil About Washington's War on Syria (tags)

Syria

GLP Mag-Lev Train and Floodwater to Drought Pipeline Alleviates Drought and Flooding (tags)

The Green Liberty Party (GLP) solution to seasonal flooding and drought concerns is to construct a pipeline that can regularly transport large amounts of water from flood prone regions to drought prone regions. This differs from current SNWA plans to drain northern Nevada's aquifers with a pipeline.

Reclaiming America: In Opposition to this State of Police (tags)

The funds do not exist in America to continue to pay for a racist, oppressive police force.

Opponents of Corrupt "Trade" Agreement Stage March, Rally July 7 (tags)

About 200 opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called "trade" agreement that has been negotiated in secret between government and corporate representatives, marched on the Bayfront Hilton Hotel in San Diego July 7 during the most recent round of TPP talks. The march and rally finished a week of events protesting the secret negotiations of a corporate-welfare treaty under the guise of "free trade."

Ed Sandusky (tags)

Watching the Jerry Sandusky trial at times reminds me of when I was in college. I was at the University of Connecticut studying landscape architecture and I started experiencing discriminatory harassment. It started with one professor, and so I thought I could just ride it out as it was just comments under his breath from time to time and only when I passed him in the hallway or other times when not many people were within earshot. I just kept on going, but the harassment just kept growing in intensity and frequency.

Scoundrel Media Warmongering (tags)

anti-war

Why Hillary Rod-Iron Clinton Should Be Retired (tags)

Hillary Clinton seems much a mess. Possessed actually, as her appearance, attitude and demeanor, at times, suggests she is in some movie and her character is veering to evil antagonist or machination machine—militantly bureaucratic and all gang mobsters of huge government might imply. Enough with feminist, protectionism claims she is being judged because she is a woman to different standards. Yes there was a terrible and concerted propaganda war to incite hatred against Bill in any way possible as well as everything Democrats ever stood for (or purported). Yet now she is equally manipulated by forces beyond her ken as psychologically blind invalid—because she has need to lash out at something—something society and powerful special interests will allow her unconscious anger to focus. One doesn’t have to understand the likes of Thomas Scheff’s Emotions and Violence: Shame and Rage in Destructive Conflicts to realize where she is coming from and likely to go. Deliberate and accidental humiliation does indeed motivate people to engage violence, which seems the very modus operandi of both Israel and the United States in relation to several Muslim groups.

America's Left and Romney's Economic Agenda (tags)

Axel-Fair Schulz is a professor of political science at the State University of New York, Potsdam.

US secretary of state warns Russia, China over Syria (tags)

A meeting about the Syrian crisis attended by representatives of more than 100 countries, including the United States, big European powers and the Arab nations, called in its final statement President Bashar al-Assad to step down as part of a transition in the crisis-torn nation.

Unresolved Iran Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

RI Regains Mexican Presidency (tags)

Mexico

Extreme liberal responses to Supreme Court health care ruling increase polarization (tags)

Democrats consider the health care decision by the Supreme Court to be a victory, while Republicans are feeling a loss. As Republicans regroup and plan the next step toward getting the law repealed, Democrats are enjoying their win.

Lynne Stewart Loses Appeal (tags)

police state

Yitzhak Shamir's Criminal Legacy (tags)

criminality

BDS IN THE PEWS: (tags)

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

Community Activist Join Labor Against Phony "Trade" Deal (tags)

Progressive San Diego's official opposition to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a NAFTA-like agreement seeking to subject the U.S. and a wide range of other countries to corporate dictatorship — began July 2 with a rally outside the Bayfront Hilton Hotel, where the TPP's negotiators are meeting. Speakers from labor, environmental, women's and Queer organizations explained what the TPP means to them and why it should be stopped.

Obama Planning More War (tags)

anti-war

O'BS Insurance Profiteering Health Care Approved (tags)

In a 5 to 4 decision, the US Supreme Court upheld the insurance profiteering scam the Democrats are promoting as healthcare when it has nothing to do with healthcare and everything to do with maximizing insurance industry profits. The vote was Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, John Roberts and Sonia Sotomayor for, vs Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Yes, we still have to pay $700 a month to Kaiser if we are 60-64 plus $25 to see the doctor and $10 for lab tests. SOCIALIZED MEDICINE IS WHAT WE NEED TO PUT AN END TO ALL THAT GREED.

to all USA citizens & residents (tags)

See my reports on the freefall of USA.

Republicrats Campaign About Jobs and Do Nothing About High Unemployment (tags)

Recently, Mitt Romney made a stop on his “Jobs Tour” in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. His appearance was supposed to be, interestingly, at a local WAWA store (for those out-of-state, WAWA is a convenience store chain) Why is this interesting? Because WAWA, like so many employers these days, is a low wage, no benefit “job creator.”

The Crisis and Beyond: Thinking Outside the Box (tags)

Claude Hillinger is a professor of economics at the University of Munich.

Occupy the Military Industrial Complex (report back) (tags)

A series of demonstrations drew attention to one of the biggest (and least-discussed) welfare programs: the Military Industrial Complex. Although Boeing was the main target, demonstrations also occurred in front of Northrop Grumman and Raytheon. By late afternoon, there were about 50 participants. That number increased to approximately 75 by early evening. Most response from vehicular traffic seemed positive.

Arrests & Terror at #626Wilshire (tags)

State violence is increasing as Angelenos lay siege to the perfect villain. (Link to full story w/ links & pictures at bottom)

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.."

Washington's Imperial Brinksmanship (tags)

Syria

Stepped Up Russia Bashing (tags)

anti-war

U.S. Navy $176+ Million Unmanned Drone Crashed in Maryland Swamp (tags)

One would think for $176+ million we could get a drone that would fly without crashing into a Maryland swamp? Amazing how when Republican politicians grouse about the deficit they forget to mention how much those unmanned drones cost and how poorly they function. Then there's that 17% civilian casualites that just keeps pissing off occupied people enough for them to give up their families and their lives to become terrorists. Sounds like a cycle for perpetual warfare at the expense of the U.S. taxpayers for the sole benefit of the military-industrial complex..

Supreme Court Approves Police State Harshness (tags)

tyranny

Imagining the Post-Occupy Social Movement (tags)

If one were to honestly assess Occupy's current strengths and weaknesses as a movement, confusion must be the inevitable result.

Anti-Syrian Propaganda Promotes War (tags)

Syria

Néo-malthusianisme et dénatalisme (tags)

Si beaucoup de libertaires sont néo-malthusiens, beaucoup de dénatalistes ne sont pas anarchistes...

Troops do NOT Protect Our Freedom (tags)

Our enemies are not several hundred thousand miles away. They are right here in front of us - Mike Prysner Right. We need to blame the politicians criminally responsible, that Alex Jones forbids his cult to fairly consider as empowered.

Spratly Islands Dispute: Unity Statement (tags)

The contending states claiming territorial jurisdiction over sections of the ‘Southeast Asian Sea’ are only heightening regional tensions to a frightening degree. In particular, the contentious row between the Philippines and China is being amplified by certain quarters to a near-conflict level for seemingly nationalistic, but in fact chauvinistic reasons. And as the almost daily sounds of fury raise the stakes for the region’s masses of humanity, many more sober voices of concern must now come out to be heard and not be silenced by the saber-rattling of a deluded few.

The Taft-Hartley Act: ‘Neutrality’ as a weapon (tags)

All the new rules put into place by the act were directed against employees, despite the neutral-sounding language.

CIA financed Finnish Socialist (tags)

CIA financed Finnish Socialist between 1945 – 1954 and maybe onwards. IA was not willing to finance Finnish Capitalists 'as they already we on our side' say the document. Finnish geopolitical position creates opportunities for people in politics and working for government not to follow their own legal code as there is no punishment.

Battleground Chicago (tags)

anti-war

Pushing for War on Iran (tags)

Iran

Life in Occupied Chicago (tags)

anti-war

San Diego Marriage Equality Trial Delayed (tags)

A funny thing happened to the six remaining defendants in the Equality Nine case — members of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) who were arrested while demonstrating for marriage equality at the San Diego County Clerk’s office August 19, 2010 — on their way to a trial that was supposed to begin April 30. Judge Joan Weber, discovered that prosecutors had systematically excluded Queers from the jury pool, and she threw out the entire jury pool and decided that the case would have to start over September 18.

On the front lines: 'Lawfare' in Probate Court (tags)

“At some future date, historians will look back on this period in the United States as the equivalent of a Dark Ages in terms of political oppression, evidenced in part by corruption of the legal system."

Syria and Iran in Focus (tags)

anti-war

fbi as MAFIA (tags)

See the evidence of the emerging fbi as MAFIA in modern times.

US/Israeli Special Relationship (tags)

anti-war

Brookings: A Reliable Imperial Tool (tags)

anti-war

Bayan Muna protests against China’s excursions in Scarborough Shoal (tags)

The progressive party-list Bayan Muna is protesting against China’s excursions in Panatag or Scarborough Shoal saying that China should order its vessels to leave the area and stop harassing Filipino fishermen.

Reasons to Oppose the Institution of Marriage (tags)

The recent announcement by President Obama in support of gay marriage leaves many questions unanswered. Why do we need to get permission from a religious authority figure to be with the one(s) we love and care about? Isn't monogamy really for the birds?

FBI Entrapment Snares More Victims (tags)

police state

USA Laws Butchering Banks and Causing Murder, See San Bruno, See FDIC Act of 1991 (tags)

The USA government has gone into full butcher mode with murders galore in the San Francisco Bay area to vouch for mayhem caused by change in banking laws. A sort of Wal-Mart of Banking Laws in 1999 and 1991 allowing banks such as Wachovia to Be Buthchered.

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.

Global May 11 protest vs 'China encroachment' on Philippine territory (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – Organizers of a multi-country protest against Chinese encroachment on Philippine territory are vowing to gather tens of thousands on May 11 in Manila alone, as they announced a roster of prominent Filipino personalities that they said have already pledged to show up in the rallies.

Afghanistan: Permanent Occupation Planned (tags)

anti-war

fbi routinely sets up plots & then foils them fo publicity (tags)

Sosbee's Tribute To Our Brothers And Sisters Jailed Anywhere On Earth

Philippine unions support campaign of workers in Hyatt hotels in US (tags)

TRADE unions and other organizations picketed today the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila in the Malate area to air their support to the global campaign to boycott the Hyatt chain of hotels prompted by the rampant abuses against the workers in several Hyatt hotels in the US, even as they recall the almost similar plight suffered by the workers in the shuttered Hyatt Regency Manila.

Brain Trust: The Hidden Connection Between Mad Cow Disease and Misdiagnosed Alzheimer’s (tags)

Brain Trust summarizes a possible looming public health emergency in the United States. Health and Agriculture authorities in the United States and in Canada like to play down any suggestion that the food chain is unsafe, particularly when it comes to the dreaded mad cow disease that has killed over 150 people in the UK and Europe. Authorities assure us that there is nothing to worry about over here. Mad cow disease is predominantly a European problem, they say.

Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights (tags)

The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.

Hanford CAFO Conditions Creates Mad Cow Prions (tags)

The process in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) includes feeding rendered cattle and chicken feces to living cattle. By turning cattle into carnivores against their knowledge and free will the CAFOs have opened to doorway to prions that form mad cow (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy). We humans have the Creutzfeldt-Jakob variant of BSE, and interspecies transmission is probable.

President Obama threatens Iran and Syria: "I will always stand with Israel" (tags)

Ever since the 2008 presidential campaign, President Obama has been using the Holocaust to justify his his war threats against Iran and “unshakeable commitment to Israel's security”. Mr Obama's latest Holocaust remembrance speech on April 23rd targeted Syria as well as Iran.

REMEMBER THE “GREAT CALAMITY” IN ARMENIA , 1915 (tags)

Los Angeles--Today, the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) stands with Armenians across LA and the United States to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We must speak out and acknowledge the 1.5 million who lost their lives in the genocide in 1915. It is very revolting that until today the Turkish authorities and their allies in the United States refused to recognize and still denies the genocide also known as the “Great Calamity” which became the model of a later Holocaust by Nazi Germany in World War II.

America's Lost War (tags)

anti-war

All Three Holding Hands, Skipping and Dancing (tags)

Politics is such an easy thing to get caught up in. This is especially true when there are issues of such critical importance as we face currently especially with regards to the economy and our military. Right now American politics seem so polarized and in many ways it can be, yet on the larger issues it hasn't been that way at all. The talk has been there, but when actual moves were made regarding the larger issues, the only two parties we have weren't so different at all.

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

Paul Wellstone Award ?:Hillary Clinton,U.S.Mexico Ambassador Anthony Wayne,Afghanistan (tags)

I couldn't believe it when I read that W Bush regime and Hillary Clinton call boy Anthony Wayne of Afghanistan Kabul Embassy sex slave and heroin trafficking infamy had won the 'Harvey Wellstone Anti-Slavery Award' and considered writing that organization a letter of protest until I realized I'd be addressing it to his and his crime boss Hillary Clinton's own U.S. State Department - part of the very U.S. and CIA government fascists WHO MANY SUSPECT PLAYED A ROLE IN HIS DEATH !

PHILIPPINES: How to Slay the Oil Price Monster (tags)

Leaders are elected in order to take decisive action to solve problems. What is demanded from a leader is–after a careful weighing of costs and benefits–action that cuts the Gordian Knot of a seemingly complex reality.

Open Letter to General Delfin Lorenzana, OVA. (tags)

Dear General, I have been informed by the JFAV in San Francisco the following concerning the WW ll Filipino Vets again today. The Embassy is only supporting appeals that were filed and not all the 24,000 that did not file appeals, after filing claims. I was quite surprised to hear this since the VA and NPRC have made it clear they will not accept any Philippine documents as proof of service and nothing has been reviewed with western leaders as to an agreement for all that have been denied. If it is true I would like to request a SUMMIT of the western states leadership area concerning this decision since all the input appears to have come from DC based sources to develop this policy and no request for input was asked or even put forth to get suggestions from the Filipino-American Veterans of America & Families who are fighting for denied veterans here in this state and California.

70th Bataan Day, A USAFFE Scout Remembers (tags)

he ALLIANCE NEWS reported today, on the 70th year of Bataan Day, that Sergeant Dominador Figuracion, 92, begged off from talking about the Fall of Bataan to the Japanese Imperial Army on April 9, 1942, and how he and some 70,000 Filipino and American soldiers had been forced to march to a concentration camp in Tarlac. Around 7,000 to 10,000 soldiers perished during the Death March. About 26,000 of the 50,000 Filipino prisoners of war at Camp O’Donnell in Tarlac died of dengue, malaria, dysentery or starvation when this was closed in January 1943, according to historical accounts.

JFAV 70th Bataan Day Benefit Dance-Dinner at FACLA, April 9, 2012 (tags)

“Remember Bataan, Honor our Heroes!” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and Seniors for Filipino American Community Empowerment (S4PACE) ,surviving the Filipino veterans especially the defenders of Bataan and their advocates will hold a commemoration of the 70th Bataan Day, on Monday, April 9, 2012 at FACLA Social Hall ,1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 at 5:00 PM. The event dubbed as “ Gabi ng Kasaysayan at Kasiyahan”.—a dinner dance party is a fundraiser of JFAV for its delegation that will lobby at the US Congress from April 16-18, 2012 in Washington DC.

Obama Wreaks Duplicity (tags)

anti-war

Obama's Defense of Strip Searching for Traffic Violations (tags)

The US Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that guards can strip search and visually inspect the body cavities of people arrested for minor offenses who are admitted into a jail’s general population is based largely on arguments contained in the amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief filed in the case on behalf of the Obama administration.

Obama's War on Iran (tags)

Iran

April 7: Day of Action Against Human Trafficking (tags)

On April 7, 2012 the Radical Feminists of San Diego will mobilize a direct action in solidarity with 2012’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign on a local, national and global level to demand the abolition of human trafficking, the modern-day form of slavery. The event will start at noon on the southeast corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Boulevard in North Park.

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

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

California Safe Schools Celebrates Fourteen Years of Protecting Schools & Communities! (tags)

Fragging in Afghanistan? (tags)

anti-war

Stand Your Ground Laws Legalize Murder (tags)

murder

Solidarity for activist Carlos Montes as he goes to trial TUESDAY (tags)

Picketing will begin tomorrow morning outside Los Angeles County Superior Court as we perepare for the day's injustice. Carlos Montes is on the docket for a charge fabricated on the basis of a 42 year old misdemeanor. This is merely an excuse to disrupt his life by forcing him to go to trial. The lifetime of harassment suffered by Montes is how the United States rewards the struggle for peace and justice. Carlos will have his day in court tomorrow, on trumped up charges, simply because a faction of our Secret Police wants him shut up. Solidarity is mandatory. Show that you're human, love and don't surrender.

Afghanistan Crimes: Absolving Higher-Ups (tags)

anti-war

Student Activists Receive Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award (tags)

Student Advocates for Higher Education (SAHE) was honored by the San José Peace and Justice Center for the service, activism, tenacity, and courage of its students, and especially of its undocumented members. Representatives Mike Honda and Zoe Lofgren participated in the ceremony held at San José State University.

The Keynesian past is past: Nostalgia is not the future (tags)

Keynesianism would be much better than austerity, but would do nothing to solve the underlying structural crisis of capitalism.

The Systemic Causes of the Crisis (tags)

The crisis is 30 years old, not 4 years old. The causes of the crisis can be found in the real goods-producing economy, not in the financial markets. The wildly proliferating financial markets did not drag the industry into crisis but kept alive the industry through credit-financed demand.

Recognition of UAE divorce in the United States (tags)

In 2005, the UAE enacted Federal Law No. 28 to govern matrimonial issues. The provisions of the Law apply to all emirates and cover rules over marriage, divorce, guardianship, maintenance and inheritance. This article addresses recognition by U.S Court of divorce decrees obtained in the UAE.

Targeted Killings: US and Israeli Specialties (tags)

rogue states

Filipino Women March against US Military Expansion in the Philippines and the Pacific (tags)

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2012, we, Filipino women declare in strongest terms possible, our opposition not only to increased presence but to U.S. military presence per se on Philippine soil.

It's not the Federal Reserve, it's the system it serves (tags)

If the Fed were eliminated, the exact same powerful capitalist interests would be continue to bend government policy to their preferred outcome and would continue to exercise the same dominance over government, social institutions and the mass media. The only difference would be that the economy would become more unstable than it already is because there would be less ability on the part of government to dampen excesses. Why would that be good?

Obama's Broken Resolutions and Occupy White House (tags)

Generalized security requires a social net, not lies and trillions to the banks. There has been a 30-year war in which the voice of business became louder. The financial sector must be shriveled. Private losses cannot become public losses. 14 million jobs can be created.

Martial Law State of Emergency (tags)

Will a State of Emergency Be Used to Supersede Our Constitution?

New York Times Promoting War on Iran (tags)

media

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?

Socialists protest exclusion from California primary (tags)

When California Secretary of State Debra Bowen released the names of presidential candidates to be listed on the ballot for the June 5 state primary, she omitted two of four candidates submitted by the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) electoral coalition: Stephen Durham of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Peta Lindsay of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).

What the Azeris Don't Want to Admit about Khojalu (tags)

Deconstructing the Azeri Propaganda War Against the Indigenous Armenian Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh)

Eye in the Sky Spying on Americans (tags)

police state

Turkish daily: Turkey’s plan to finish off Assad (tags)

Launched in late May 2011, Turkey’s policy of naked aggression against its neighbour Syria reaches a new height after the veto of the UN Security Council resolution on Syria.

In new window Print all Turkish daily: Turkey’s plan to finish off Assad (tags)

Launched in late May 2011, Turkey’s policy of naked aggression against its neighbour Syria reaches a new height after the veto of the UN Security Council resolution on Syria.

RON PAUL SUPPORTS HR 210, FILVETS (tags)

Republican presidential candidate and Texan congressman Ron Paul showed his support for HR 210 and Pilipino veterans last week with a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. HR 210, also known as the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011, was introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) in January of last year as a way to provide equal benefits to Philippine soldiers that fought alongside the United States during World War II. Though the bill has 87 co-sponsors, both the House of Representatives and the Senate have yet to make any votes to pass or veto the proposal.

SECRETARY OF STATE LIST OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES CALLED "UNLAWFUL" (tags)

February 8, 2012 California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has given no explanation to the party's state chair for omitting two of the four presidential candidates in the Peace and Freedom Party from the primary ballot. Peace and Freedom Party State Chair C.T. Weber of Sacramento calls the omission "unlawful," and the omitted candidates are protesting the decision.

Targeting Syria and Iran (tags)

anti-war

Israeli Political Prisoner Khader Adnan Near Death (tags)

Israel

ALLIANCE PHILIPPINES MARKS 113th Year Start of Filipino- American War (tags)

The Alliance Philippines marks 113 years ago, on February 4, 1899, the Philippine-American War (1899-1914) broke –out. Today we gather in protest and militant solidarity in almost 60 cities and several cities all over the world to condemn the US threat of war against Iran. The Filipino-American War begun by a United States sentry who shoots and kills a Filipino soldier making an attempt to cross the bridge in Sta. Mesa, Manila on February 4, 1899. This war deliberately provoked and started to legitimize America's colonial design to acquire Spanish colonies, the Philippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans at the turn of the century. This is the same way that the US is going to provoke a war in Iran. The same way it use the sinking of the Maine in 1898, the Luisitania in 1916, the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Tonkin Gulf Crisis in the 60's and the 9/11 incident to attack Afghanistan and Iraq.

America's Racist Drug Laws (tags)

racism

Repeal NAFTA to Restore Mexico's Economic Stability (tags)

The economic crisis in Mexico was worsened by the passage of NAFTA free trade agreement. Currently the neoliberal and neoconservative status quo politicians have appeared unable to try to repeal NAFTA, as if the document were written in stone and handed to William "Moses" Clinton by none other than God. Reality is that NAFTA was crafted by some very deceptive human beings who placed the interest of profits for corporations above the well being of the people of the U.S. and Mexico.

Several Reasons to Oppose Obama's Use of CIA Drone Strikes (tags)

Despite promises of "change" from the GW Bush regime foreign policy of interventionism, President Obama has chosen to follow the path of his predecessor GW by continuing the use of CIA drones to attack terrorist and "accidental" civilian targets. By killing innocent civilians along with their targets, CIA drones increase anger and thus aid in recruitment to terrorist organizations ("blowback"), thereby making more enemies and justification of an expensive military strategy that only benefits military weapons contractors.

What's Left for the Left? Building a Blue-Green Coalition (tags)

To build a strong electoral base for the Left, Green Party activists can build coalitions to pass ranked choice voting in cities throughout LA County, elect Greens to every non-partisan office - from neighborhood council to union leadership - and strategically support anti-war progressive Democrats running for state and federal office. From the ground up, we must build a diverse Green Party to protect our planet beyond the age of empire.

On The New Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) (tags)

The following statement of purpose was approved by the now forming Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) Jan. 7, 2012.

Gains for Healthcare, Despite Obama (tags)

The movement for single-payer achieved its first major victory in the United States in 2011 when the Governor of Vermont signed a single-payer bill into law. Under rules of the Obama-care bill, however, Vermont will not be able to enact the legislation until 2017, but Vermont is seeking waivers to enact the bill in 2014. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is also asking for a waiver from the federal government to set-up single payer health care in Montana.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Alternative Movie Review (tags)

Predictable lamestream media reviewers had little to say about how The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is rife with current political, sociological, technological and religious implications. The movie is about a 24-year-old, gothic-punk-looking, cyberspace hacker, with an issue with men who have histories or sexual or violent predation. She is on a mission to right the world of a few rapists and killers. This is not a standard movie review. Plenty reviews already exist on the Internet for you to get the gist of the story and its characters. This critique is strictly in regards to the movie and is more about interesting political and social commentary in relation to the movie and some of its reviews.

Against All Rules (tags)

The core of all western-individualist ideas of justice is the principle of personal responsibility. Everyone is responsible for the consequences of his/her actions. This motivates as well as disciplines. "We punish the virtuous and reward the squanderers."

Gay Refugees in the U.S.: Becley Aigbuza risk deportation (tags)

Becley Aigbuza, a young Nigerian homosexual who lives in San Diego, risks being deported back to his homeland where he was raped and tortured. EveryOne Group is appealing to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and the Governor of California, Edmund Brown Jr.

Selling War (tags)

anti-war

'No Public Option! No Public Option!' (tags)

They don't fight for our rights to be measured fairly in defense - is what it is, to deny the evidence of war crimes to speak as ourselves falling further plundered

Narcissist Females Use False Allegations for Power (tags)

Females with narcissistic personality disorder often make false allegations of rape against men that do not submit to their control. False allegations of rape are counterproductive and injurious to women who experienced rape in reality. Not to mention the effect on innocent men who could face real rape in prison.

Arab League Arrogance (tags)

Syria

World Week for the Abolition of Meat: 23-30 January 2012 (tags)

The next WWAM will take place from 23 to 30 January 2012 and coincides with the World Day for the Abolition of Meat on 28 January 2012.

“The Hard Edge” Comes to San Diego Jan. 26-29 (tags)

The Hard Edge, the four-day series of Leather events and workshops sponsored by Ms. San Diego Leather 2009 Christi Campbell, will take place Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29. Online registrations will be open until Wednesday, January 25 at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=932418. Registrations can also be made in person at Pleasures & Treasures adult store, 2525 University Avenue in North Park, and at the opening event: an introduction and reception for the presenters Thursday, January 26, 7 to 9 p.m. at 428 Fourth Avenue, suite C, downtown San Diego. Locations for the other events will be given out only after people register.

Dancing the Apocalypso with the Microbial Gestapo (tags)

The Biological Weapons Convention meets in Geneva amidst allegations that the US has violated the treaty

The Laffer Curve— (tags)

The Laffer Curve

Waging Covert War on Iran (tags)

anti-war

GE and the rest of us (tags)

GE and the rest of us

On the New Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) (tags)

As the current crisis of capitalism threatens the break-down all that is left that is civil in our society, the Democrats charge ahead with the Republicans in making sure it is the poor, the working class, and the planet, who pay for the crisis of capitalism, not capitalist profits. The alternative to socialist revolution becomes increasingly clear as capitalist society becomes less and less able to take care of its people; climate change caused by capitalist greed becomes an increasing threat to the future of human civilization; the capitalist state becomes increasingly repressive; and the leading capitalist countries plunge the world into war after war of imperialist domination and conquest. As the great German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg said in 1918, the alternatives are socialism or barbarism.

Freedom: An Endangered Species in America (tags)

tyranny

Promoting War on Iran (tags)

anti-war

Tribe Thanks Secretary Salazar For Righting Wrongs Of The Past (tags)

The Kawaiisu Tribe of Tejon thanks Secretary Ken Salazar for “Reaffirming” the Tribe to the list of Federally Recognized Tribes in the United States. “Reaffirming of Recognition,” means that Congress and the President of the United States recognize the Tribe through the Treaty, because the Treaty represents prior Federal Recognition. The United States now is back in compliance with the Treaty, except for the Tejon Reservation and Graves issues.

Ron Paul's Anti-Progressive Agenda (tags)

elections

Banking Warfare, Gas Explosion San Bruno, FDIC bank examiner Injected causes brain Stroke (tags)

The gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010 was likely deliberately set to explode and killed many. I smelled the gas on Interstate 280 and did not report it because I have been tortured and caused to have a brain stroke due to forced injections by federal and state officials.

Time Protestor Person of the Year (tags)

Even if editorial staff at Time magazine dubbed “the Protestor” as this year’s “Person-of-the-Year” doesn’t necessarily mean people at the Time, or it’s backstage managers, has garnered much appreciation or respect for “personhood” of the average outspoken dissenter. Likely they surveyed the landscape and realized the inevitable conclusion—2011 has had a lot of ubiquitous protestation around the world. So then an inevitable conclusion became refreshingly obvious—popular dissent is here all over as many status quos are being challenged.

Escalating Anti-Iranian Tensions (tags)

anti-war

Smear Attacks Have No Effect, Ron Paul Still On Course To Win Iowa (tags)

Despite a barrage of smear attacks from every single corner of the mainstream media over the last two weeks, Ron Paul’s chances of winning the Iowa Republican Primary have if anything increased, with a new poll showing Paul increasing his lead over Mitt Romney while the New York Times’ primary projection shows Paul’s chances of winning at 60% compared with Romney at 31%.

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.

Russian v. US Elections (tags)

elections

Spoiling for a Fight with Syria and Iran (tags)

anti-war

Election 2012- Former Green Governor Candidate Endorses Stewart Alexander for President (tags)

Deacon Alexander has agreed to assist Alexander’s presidential campaign in Los Angeles and throughout California. Alexander’s campaign is presently seeking volunteers who are ready to help build a left progressive movement for working people. Stewart Alexander says, “I am glad to have the ‘Deacon’ on board.”

Medicare Privatization Plans (tags)

Medicare

Labor Candidate Stewart Alexander Calls for a Basic Income Guaranteed (tags)

Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander says, “Wall Street has a basic income guaranteed; it is called, too big to fail. The time has now come to introduce a basic income guarantee that will help meet the basic needs of the unemployed, the poor, the elderly, college students, the homeless, the basic needs of veterans, single parents, and the disabled.”

Obama Approves Draconian Police State Law (tags)

police state

Legislating Tyranny in America (tags)

tyranny

Occupy the Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

Filipino Militant groups commemorate Bonifacio Day with mass protest (tags)

MANILA, Philippines—Various militant groups from the labor sector commemorated the 148th birth anniversary of Philippine national hero and revolutionary Andres Bonifacio Wednesday with mass protest action at the historic Don Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) Bridge.

MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THIS COURT IN THEE (tags)

WE ALL KNOW, these demons represent less than one tenth of one percent as hijackers of good will, who only survive in our living spaces through censorship on the banksters and war criminals suckering American teens for death in stolen profit.

The Crisis, Trust and Homeowners (tags)

Capitalism cannot function any more without credit-financed debt on account of its increasing productivity. The recession will come because the indebtedness-dynamic can hardly be maintained with which the capitalist zombie-economy is kept alive in its pseudo-life.

Pulongbayan with Amb. Cusia in LA: Cusia Brags About US-RP Military Support vs China (tags)

Saying he was received with warmth in Los Angeles by the Filipino American community from the cold spell in the East Coast, Ambassador Jose L. Cusia Jr. regaled the capacity crowd with facts and figures on Filipino-American relations. The EPCC NEWS reported today that the newly designated Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Cusia held a Pulongbayan at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General at 3600 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles last Friday Night, December 2, 2010 He was on his way to the 10th NAFFAA Regional Conference in San Diego on December 3, 2011 as a guest speaker.

Occupy The Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

CELAC: A Washington-Controlled OAS Alternative (tags)

Latin America

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.

NEWS ADVISORY: Green Party presidential candidate forum, Saturday, December 3rd, LA (tags)

100 Mayors Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline (tags)

20% of the earth's people are using up 80% of the earth's resources. Time for resource-sparing lifestyles and work sharing! Will the US make the transition from empire to republic and from excess to access? Like capitalism, the Keystone XL pipeline is full of contradictions.

Indefinite Domestic Military Detentions (tags)

police state

Greg Palast Presents "Vultures’ Picnic" in San Diego (tags)

Though Greg Palast presented the manuscript of his book "Vultures' Picnic" to his publisher well before the Occupy movement started, when he spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote the book he made the line, "This is why we occupy," the refrain of his speech. Palast framed his tales of corporate greed and government enabling into a brief of support for the Occupy movement and its challenge to the "1 percent."

Urgent Call To Save the Occupation: Stay Up All Night (tags)

Occupiers call for all-night block party and vigil tonight to save the Occupation

Most Taliban bombs are just ammonium nitrate fertilizer (tags)

According to this Washington Post article most of the bombs the Taliban use against the Americans are simple bombs made out of nothing more then ammonium nitrate fertilizer which is set off with a blasting cap made out of a acid filled pen or glass tube.

Coming: Big Austerity Cuts (tags)

class war

Thanksgiving Hypocrisy (tags)

Thanksgiving

Some Critical Notes on the Nov. 2 Oakland General Strike (tags)

Remember, remember,the second of Novemeber -- and what can be imporved on next time...

OWS: Too Big to Fail (tags)

class war

Election 2012: Alexander-Mendoza Campaign Calls for Lifting Sanctions on Iran (tags)

“The sanctions don’t hurt the Iranian government, they strengthen it,” explains Stewart Alexander, “They hurt the working people of Iran.”

Sexual Rights and Gender Justice On Tap for National Human Rights Conference (tags)

Human Rights Group Affirms Sexual Rights Are Human Rights

America's Media War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Deepening Debt Contagion (tags)

economy

Election 2012- Stewart Alexander Calls for an End to Attacks on Occupy Movement (tags)

Presidential Candidate Alexander says “Remember well who is behind these assaults on you; these are the men and women who are bought and sold like commodities by corporations. These are not just Republican officials, but also the Democratic Party that are assaulting your rights to free speech. Your calls for social and economic justice do not sit well with their owners. When the Democrats try to sweet talk you into believing they support the 99%: forget their words and remember their actions.”

Nico D'Amico-Barbour: Canvass for a Cause Organizer on Marriage Equality, Occupation-print (tags)

Nico D'Amico Barbour, regional director of Canvass for a Cause -- an organization founded in San Diego two years ago to advocate for marriage equality which has since expanded to Los Angeles -- shows an entrepreneurial spirit and an almost born-again commitment to activism that's more commonly associated with the Right than the Left these days.

Arab League Pro-Western Despots (tags)

despotism

`Ethical' strategy, failed on Keystone, say observers (tags)

The stunning Obama administration decision to put the brakes on a major pipeline expansion project linking Canadian oil to Texas refineries suggests the federal government needs to revisit its multimillion-dollar lobbying and marketing strategy...

Big Lies Launch Wars (tags)

anti-war

Rally to Protect Free Speech from Police Brutality (tags)

Friday, November 11, 2011
RIVERSIDE, (CA) - In response to Sunday's police raid on the peaceful anti-Wall Street encampment at the downtown arts walk, Occupy Riverside marched on the police station and rallied there. In recognition of Veteran's Day and the significant contributions of veterans to the Occupy Movement and all social justice movements, we took a moment to honor the veterans in our movement and all veterans of the class war.

For a Human Revolution - MDS Statement on the Occupy Movement (tags)

Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) issues statement of solidarity. Suggests demands that draw on the past, while looking to the future.

Seven Billion ... And Rising (tags)

The world’s population surpassed 7 billion on October 31. But except for perhaps the anti-family planning lobby, this was a milestone that few were in a mood to celebrate.

Spoiling for Another Fight? (tags)

anti-war

Oakland General Strike a Success, but Cops Seriously Injure another Vet (tags)

With over 50,000 people protesting in the street in three major protests through the course of the day, massive labor participation, and a shut down of the Port of Oakland, there is no question that the general strike was a success. Yet the corporate media is now blowing up the importance of a few acts of vandalism by protesters and agent provocateurs.

U.S Election 2012: Alexander and Mendoza Gives Perspective on US Jobs Situation (tags)

“We aren’t making economic progress,” says Stewart Alexander, Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party USA, “we are simply going through a long term process of replacing poorly paying jobs with even worse jobs while corporate profits soar. The only ‘change’ Obama has given us jingles in our pockets.”

National Public Radio's War on Free Speech (tags)

media

Target Iran (tags)

Iran

Occupy The Courts (tags)

Please Sign the petition to amend the Constitution for revoking corporate personhood at: movetoamend.org

The Cycle of fear (tags)

The Cycle of fear is my second article on hate and fear

Obama's Legacy of Shame (tags)

class war

Big Banksters on Wall St. Finance Military-Industrial Complex (tags)

Big corporate banks on Wall St. not only benefitted from the "too big to fail" bailouts handed to them by BOTH Bush AND Obama (how's that for change?), these banks also benefit from the multiple wars of imperial expansion the U.S. has waged in the recent decades.

Trio of Performing Artists Follow Lead of America’s Greats - (tags)

Three musical groups produce songs to help in the funding of the search for a missing college student, Lauren Spierer.

US Finds Culprit (tags)

Critical thinking and cultural shock have the power to turn the world upside down (like Jesus' parables and zen koans). Trivializing structural/systemic economic problems as motivational, psychological, bumps in the road or industrial accidents is a perversion.

Stand for Socialism against Modern Revisionism (tags)

Revisionism is the systematic revision of and deviation from Marxism, the basic revolutionary principles of the proletariat laid down by Marx and Engels and further developed by the series of thinkers and leaders in socialist revolution and construction. The revisionists call themselves Marxists, even claim to make an updated and creative application of Marxism but they do so essentially to sugarcoat the bourgeois antiproletarian and anti-Marxist ideas that they propagate.

Presidential Candidate Alexander Wants Unemployment Benefits Extended Indefinitely (tags)

If elected president in 2012, Alexander says his administration will support the provisions of a livable guaranteed annual income. A Guaranteed Livable Income would be an unconditional and universal income administered by the federal government and granted to individuals to ensure that no person’s income falls below what is necessary for health, life and dignity.

Anti-Imperial Voices (tags)

Libya

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

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

November 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Occupy the Wall Street Occupy the ICE!! Many activist across the county are occupying their community to protest again the greedy top 1% and the corrupted U.S. government policies, immigrant rights activist should also joining this powerful movement to occupy their local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office to protest against their racist anti-immigrant policies!

Democracy Now! Co-Host Gonzalez Speaks in San Diego (tags)

"Democracy Now!" co-host Juan Gonzalez spoke in San Diego October 24 as part of a whirlwind tour in support of his new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." He made two main points in his talk: that there are three "strains" of American media — the corporate mainstream, the white alternative or "rebel" press, and media owned and controlled by people of color; and that since the 1840's the U.S. government has regulated every technological change in the media in a way that favors the interests of giant corporations over ordinary people.

Occupy Reality: It’s The Corruption Stupid (tags)

This level of community angst (there were a lot of people marching and a lot of occupied cities) is not so much about capitalism as a form of economic viability as it is about how criminality infiltrates capitalistic tendencies. There is probably “no” country more corrupt that our current empire here in the United States. That is the main issue. Not just corporate greed but its caustic effects in bribing Congress, the news media, the Executive branch of government, and the alienation of the majority of other countries against our lies, deceit, our government corrupting other peoples, the wars, and the torture, etc.

Libya: Another Lost NATO War (tags)

Libya

SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)

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

Marriage Equality Protesters Have Day in Court Oct. 17 (tags)

The "Equality Nine," marriage equality protesters who were arrested in August 2010 for staging a sit-in at the San Diego County Clerk's office to protest the continuing denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, were back in court October 17. The city attorney, who has refused to drop the charges, has offered them a plea deal, but so far all but two have refused to take it.

Doubts About Gaddafi's Reported Assassination (tags)

Gaddafi

Major Media Liars Never Quit (tags)

media

Islamic Yemeni Divorce in USA (tags)

Many Yemeni Muslim men with U.S. citizenship travel to Yemen in order to obtain a fast track ?triple talaq? divorce according to the Personal Status Law of Yemen. They then return to the United States and seek recognition and enforcement of the Islamic Yemeni divorce in the U.S. But can such an ex parte divorce be recognized and enforced?

Pushing the Envelope for Confrontation with Iran (tags)

anti-war

Beating Up on Iran (tags)

imperialism

Collapsing Debt Towers (tags)

The crisis is 30 years old, not three years old. The causes of the crisis should be tracked down in the real goods-producing economy, not in the financial markets. The financial markets were keep alive up to the collapse of the speculative bubble by credit-financed demand.

Social Justice Occupations Head Everywhere (tags)

social justice

OCCUPY Protesters Unfocused? My Ass! (tags)

The OCCUPY protesters are expressing an emotional response, an appropriate emotional response. Their detractors who would paint them as bongo playing, naked hippies don't have much political memory.

Making Sense of Syria (tags)

Syria

15 Years of Giving Voice to Women and Transgender Prisoners in California (tags)

An interview with Diana Block, Pam Faden, and Dierdre Wilson --three members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, which is celebrating its 15th year with an event in SF on Friday Oct. 14.

Response 2 SNWA; NO Water Theft 4 Developers! (Part 2) (tags)

part 2

Response 2 SNWA; NO Water Theft 4 Developers! (tags)

This report is one of many public comments given throughout several locations in Nevada in opposition to the proposed SNWA 300 mile pipeline from the Snake and Spring Valley aquifer system to provide water for developers like Harvey Whittemore (Coyote Springs, U.S. 93 & NV 189), KB Homes and other developers interested in furthering the suburban sprawl outside of Las Vegas despite many homes remaining unoccupied and in foreclosure. The developers revealed their true motives as the only comments in favor of the SNWA pipeline were from homebuilders associations and other construction related industries.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Deal with disasters, not blame the masses (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States wrote to your newspaper to vehemently condemn the criminal neglect and the breast thumping of the Aquino III?s NDRRMC , the agency and its head, Benito Ramos. The NDRRMC is the agency who is task to mitigate disasters and warn the people of the impending disasters and conduct relief work such as the fury of the Thypoon Pedring and Quiel that hit the Philippines and devastated most of Northern and Central Luzon. Very poor Response And yet with no less than President Benigno C. Aquino in attendance during their televised briefing, there was nothing new on the typhoons and floodings that hit the country recently. Pedring has passed and another storm came in and had passed but still the waters released by the dams still has flooded the whole Metro Manila and Central Luzon.

Brief Anaylsis Of LA and Seattle Occupations (tags)

(A)

Philippine Airline workers intensify protest actions (tags)

The Philippine Airlines Employees? Association (PALEA) today asserted that Philippine Airlines (PAL) President Jaime Bautista?s announcement that they no longer acknowledge Gerry Rivera and Bong Palad as union officers exposes union busting as the real aim of outsourcing. ?Truly a fish is caught by its mouth. Actually PAL is not just recognizing me and Palad as union officers but 62% of PALEA?s leadership and 70% of its membership who have been illegally lockout and terminated. Outsourcing thus is tantamount to union busting,? stated Gerry Rivera, PALEA president and vice chair of Partido ng Manggagawa (PM - Labor Party).

Islamic Jordanian Divorce in USA (tags)

Muslim men from Jordanian background may choose to go to their homeland in order to obtain Islamic divorce decree from the religious courts in that country. Can such a decree be recognized in the United States?

Palestinian UN Membership Roulette (tags)

Palestine

fbi and courts torture,maim or kill wrongly accused (tags)

See my updated report on how the fbi (et. al.)work with the courts to circumvent all human, civil and constitutional rights of the accused in efforts to destroy him/her.

Imploding Bubble Economies (tags)

economy

Presidential Candidate Alexander picks Darcy Richardson and Steve Trager for 2012 (tags)

Today, Stewart Alexander announced that Darcy Richardson from Florida will serve as his national policy advisor, and Steve Trager from Ohio will serve as his regional campaign director. Both Darcy Richardson and Steve Trager have been activists on the political left for more than two decades. Alexander says he would seek former U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson to step in as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. ?We need a Federal Reserve Chairman that will help steer the nation out of this depression; I want Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke out and Alan Grayson in.?

Putin Bashing (tags)

Media

Plea bargains flush your right to a jury trial down the toilet (tags)

Cops use plea bargains to flush jury trials down the toilet! Well I guess I should say the government uses plea bargains to flush your right to a jury trial down the toilet. Cops are not the people that charge you with crimes and force you to trial, it's the government and more specifically government prosecutors.

Putin in 2012 (tags)

Russia

Liminal, A Monthly Green Anarchist Quarterfold (tags)

A green anarchist journal is raising funds for printing and distributing their first issue by October 5. Order a copy delivered to the address of your choosing.

AIPAC's Ugly Agenda (tags)

Israeli Lobby

Double-talk on FOI: Philippine gov?t long on promises, short on political will (tags)

On President Aquino?s Open Governance Partnership (OGP) ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2011 in New York, President Benigno S. Aquino III will deliver the keynote address at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) forum dubbed ?The Power of Open: A Global Discussion?. The conference brings together governments and representatives of civil society, industry, academe, and media. The panels will discuss the role of openness in improving government responsiveness and accountability, fighting corruption, and creating efficiencies, innovation and growth.

National Lawyers Guild Assists Anonymous (tags)

The NLG has published a website for "Anons"

Economic Leadership and direction (tags)

economic plan

Free Troy Davis! There?s No Justice in the Capitalist Courts! (tags)

Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.

Imperial Arrogance and Hypocrisy (tags)

state terrorism

PATRICK McMAHON: Gay Adoptee Recalls His Search for His Birth Parents (tags)

Who am I? Who are my parents? Where did I come from? When, where and how was I born? Most of us take the answers to these questions for granted. But it?s not so easy if you were adopted. Then, as Patrick McMahon n? Shields found out in 1990, the authentic record of his birth was treated as if it were a state secret whose revelation would jeopardize national security. He details the story of his two-year search for his true origins in his new self-published book "Becoming Patrick," an extraordinarily well-written combination of self-discovery memoir, suspense thriller, soap opera and wrenching reunion story.

Immigrants Are Undocumented, Not "Illegal" (tags)

The following resolution, principally authored by Zenger?s associate editor Leo E. Laurence, was unanimously approved by the Committee on Diversity of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) August 18 and will be presented to the SPJ at its national convention in New Orleans September 25-27.

Abbas Speech Signals Capitulation (tags)

Palestine

Planned Peacekeeper Occupation of Libya (tags)

anti-war

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

Anti-revisionist struggle and cultural revolution: Consequence to the CPP (tags)

I wish to speak on the significance and relevance of the Marxist-Leninist struggle against modern revisionism since 1956 and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) since 1966. And I wish to deal with this large subject by examining the impact and consequences of the aforesaid historic events to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

New York Times: Railing Against Palestinian Statehood (tags)

media

Stand for Socialism against Modern Revisionism (tags)

Revisionism is the systematic revision of and deviation from Marxism, the basic revolutionary principles of the proletariat laid down by Marx and Engels and further developed by the series of thinkers and leaders in socialist revolution and construction. The revisionists call themselves Marxists, even claim to make an updated and creative application of Marxism but they do so essentially to sugarcoat the bourgeois antiproletarian and anti-Marxist ideas that they propagate.

Stand for Socialism against Modern Revisionism (tags)

Revisionism is the systematic revision of and deviation from Marxism, the basic revolutionary principles of the proletariat laid down by Marx and Engels and further developed by the series of thinkers and leaders in socialist revolution and construction. The revisionists call themselves Marxists, even claim to make an updated and creative application of Marxism but they do so essentially to sugarcoat the bourgeois antiproletarian and anti-Marxist ideas that they propagate.

Imperialist War, Mass Murder, and Torture, But Did September 11th Change ?Everything?? (tags)

"Americans watched in horror as the World Trade Center collapsed. Yet it was a horror no different from what the U.S. government has done with it's bombing of civilian populations in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Korea. The U.S. bombings of just these countries, not to mention many other U.S. acts of war, murdered millions of civilians. Terror against civilians is never justified. Now the U.S. government is preparing to terror bomb Afghanistan?" -Liberation News, September 11, 2001

What Passes for Journalism and Opinion in America (tags)

media

10 Year Since 9/11 Inside Job (tags)

September 11, 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Inside Job, the American Reichstag Fire, perpetrated for the same reason the Nazis burned their government building, the Reichstag: to perpetrate war and fascism so as to maximize profits for the capitalist class, the primary goal of capitalism, the greatest profits being in oil and munitions. Only a labor movement capable of carrying out a general strike can finally put an end to the private profit system, thereby saving the earth and humanity.

Systematic Israeli State Terror (tags)

state terror

Hotel Workers Use Labor Day to Press Boycott of Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (tags)

Hotel service workers of the union Unite Here! Local 19 marked Labor Day by picketed the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, which has been the target of a boycott campaign launched by the union six months ago. Hyatt workers, who have been without a contract with the hotel, have been demanding recognition of the union through a card-check / neutrality agreement.

Politics in the Crisis Trap (tags)

A discontinuance of debt-financed economic programs leads to an economic slack period resulting in stagnation and recession. Crisis policy finds itself in a philosophical paradox. The political class can only choose between more indebtedness up to state bankruptcy (with hyper-inflation) or harsh austerity programs.

Los Angeles City Council Passes Resolution to Support AB 199 and AJR 6 for Filipino WWII V (tags)

The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved the resolution in support of California AB 199 and AJR 6 in a legislative effort to recognize the presence and contribution of Filipino World War II veterans in our history books, To support Asssemblyperson Fiona Ma?s effort City Coouncil member Richard Alarcon introduced the resolution. It was seconded by Councilmen Tom Lebonge, Eric Garcetti, Jose Huizar,Ed Reyes and Bill Rosendhal, a Vietnam War veteran. All of them spoke to support the resolution to the delight of the crowd.

Media Manipulation of 9/11 Truth (tags)

9/11

Obama?s Continued Failures on the Environment and Jobs (tags)

[Photo: Bridge in Felton, California built by workers in the Works Progress Administration which employed 3.8 million people from 1935 to 1941 and built 11,000 schools, 122,000 public buildings, 77,000 bridges, 285 airports, 24,000 miles of sewer, and 664,000 miles of road. Photo by Liberation News]

Libya: Coming Waste, Fraud, and Other Forms of Plunder on a Grand Scale (tags)

anti-war

Promoting Fear and Hate in America (tags)

persecution

Islamic Lebanese Divorce in U.S. Courts (tags)

American men with Lebanese ancestry may travel to Lebanon in order to obtain quick divorces. In such a situation, the man leaves most of his property, children, and wife in the United States. But could the divorce obtained in such a way be entitled to recognition and enforcement in the United States?

NATO's Genocidal Rape of Libya (tags)

anti-war

NATO Style Liberation (tags)

anti-war

Fall 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: Obama skewers the immigrant justice movement (Pg 1); Obama Puts Bandage on Broken Immigration System (Pg 2); Obama's new deportation policy is PR spin (Pg 3); Immigration Appeals (Pg 4); Immigration and Mass Incarceration in the Obama Era (Pg 4);

Why Not Start by Unionizing the Major Banks? (tags)

Here's how to make Wall Street pay - organize bank workers.

Obama's Wars on Humanity (tags)

anti-war

Peace through strength is a fallacy: Mark Hatfield (tags)

"We seem to have lost sight of the fact that every dollar we spend on bombs and bullets means that we are underfunding programs to meet the Nation's desperate human needs: health care, education, our war on drugs, low income housing, prison construction, AIDS research..."

Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Civil Rights Violations at U.S. 9th Cir. - San Francisco (tags)

Sheriff Joe's behind the scene scheming with a close lifelong friend is exposed in the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Campaign for the Just Treatment of International Corps of Educators (tags)

Over the past decade, the United States saw a growing shortage of teachers especially in inner-city and remote rural schools. This shortage was further compounded with the increased need for highly-qualified teachers as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 mainly in core areas such as math, science and special education. In response to this shortage, school districts all over the country looked around the globe to recruit experienced and credentialed teachers to assist the country in educating its children. This was answered more than willingly by thousands of foreign teachers annually.

From the Debt Showdown into Recession (tags)

The scenario of an economic double-dip is very likely without additional economic measures. The budget cuts may bring about a recession. The republicans in Congress threaten to concoct an economic crisis if they are not allowed to cut spending. Our greatest problem is low spending.

Video: The Civil Wars in US Labor (tags)

Steve Early is labor journalist, whose writing has appeared in several publications, including The New York Times and The Nation. He is a former organizer for the Communications Workers of America. Mr. Early is the author of Embedded with Organized Labor: Journalistic Reflections of the Class War at Home.

Alejandra Hernandez thrown under the bus by Tony Rackauckas and Lamoreaux (tags)

Alejandra Hernandez, another domestic violence victim, dead as a result of Lamorequx's injustice

New York Times Support for Imperial Wars (tags)

corrupt media

Is America Broke? (tags)

Vilifying Muslims in America (tags)

persecution

Philippine peace process gaining headway (tags)

Upon assuming office a year ago, President Benigno S. Aquino III declared that the government was ready to resume peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Communist National Democratic Front (NDF) without pre-condition and repeated it in his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA).

Budget Cutting Perfidy (tags)

class war

Bad Teacher Movie Review: Alternative Media (tags)

Bad Teacher is ?gratifying? as eye-candy and verbal shock. It is an enjoyable movie precisely because it is not lame?at least not as lame as many of its movie reviews. And in the final analysis there is little subtly to this dark comedy?how might we say?as Andrew Breitbart?s description of a certain Anthony Wiener cellphone photo he so nobly withheld as: ??beyond the beyond?? There is nothing wrong with comparing the ?psychology? of this new release to a maybe-to-be-released movie about Anthony Weiner?s downfall and destruction within America?s misandrynous climate. Brain cells are not what Bad Teacher is about?has the American movie industry produced a movie that has enhanced anyone?s brain cells?

Federal Court: Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld Should Go Forward (tags)

A federal court in Washington today released an opinion upholding the validity of a constitutional rights lawsuit against former Defense Sec't Donald Rumsfeld for his role in the torturing and illegal imprisonment of a U.S. citizen who was working as a translator in Iraq.

fbi covers up atrocities at Guantanamo Bay Prison (tags)

fbi covers up up crimes against humanity ongoing at Guantanamo Bay, evidently.

THE HARVEST/ LA COSECHA (tags)

Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas? onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields to follow the harvest. From the Producers of the Academy-Award? nominated film, WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, this award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 ? 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America. STARTS FRIDAY AUGUST 5 Laemmle?s Music Hall | 9036 Wilshire Blvd | Beverly Hills www.laemmle.com

DeChristopher Pre-Sentence Statement (tags)

The future is in good hands with young men like Tim DeChristopher, sentenced to 2 years in prison, a $10,000 fine and probation after continued Bush prosecution by Fascist Obama's Justice Department. His pre-sentencing statement is below.

The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction (tags)

economy

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.)

Leonard Peltier: Victimized by Criminal Injustice (tags)

persecution

Closing Guantanamo: President Obama's Failed Promise (tags)

Nicolas Mottas and Myrsini Tsakiri write about President Barack Obama's broken promise to close down the "modern Auschwitz" - the Guantanamo detention camp.

Marching with S.A.M.E. at the San Diego Pride Parade (tags)

A lot of progressive Queers and Queer-friendly allies have written off the annual Pride events as overly commercial, corporate and mainstream. But that's not what it felt like to me when I marched with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) in San Diego's Pride Parade July 16. In a mixed contingent that also included members of the Bradley Manning Support Group and the International Socialist Organization, I felt like part of a movement, participating in an island of militant political awareness that asserted the values on which Pride was founded that have largely got lost in the overall celebration. With nine S.A.M.E. members facing criminal charges for seeking marriage licenses following the federal district court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, some of the signs the contingent carried linked their members -- and Bradley Manning -- to notorious American political prisoners of the past.

The implications of China?s increasingly active role in multilateral Institutions (tags)

The implications for Asia Pacific security due to the active role and growing influence from the Peoples? Republic of China?s (PRC) approach to particular multilateral institutions are both economic and strategic. The PRC has also been active in several regional multilateral institutions such as the Asia Pacific Economic Community (APEC), the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) but it is with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) where the PRC?s greatest multilateral engagement has been witnessed.

Murdoch's World: Demagoguery, Propaganda, Scandal, Sleaze and Warmongering (tags)

Murdoch

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

Sensationalism in America's Media (tags)

media

Response to Alan Hart's 'Palestinian people power - could it be a game-changer?' (tags)

To just respond to Alan Hart's largely rhetorical question embedded in the title of his article, there is no real Palestinian power ? people or otherwise. Disenfranchised masses, the wretched of the earth, like any other mob, are only power in the hands of Machiavelli. This is self-evident. It is even a truism. In the case of Palestinians on ground zero, they stand at the threshold of annihilation while those in Diaspora look on. The only recourse for Palestinians today to overturn that dismal existential state of affairs they have been brought to, is to clean their own house first of their house negroes and fifth columnists.

Bad Teacher: An Alternative Movie Review. (tags)

Bad Teacher is ?gratifying? as eye-candy and verbal shock. It is an enjoyable movie precisely because it is not lame?at least not as lame as many of its movie reviews. And in the final analysis there is little subtly to this dark comedy?how might we say?as Andrew Breitbart?s description of a certain Anthony Wiener cellphone photo he so nobly withheld as: ??beyond the beyond?? And there is nothing wrong with comparing the ?psychology? of this new release to a maybe-to-be-released movie about Anthony Weiner?s downfall and destruction within America?s misandrynous climate. But brain cells are not what Bad Teacher is about?even if some missed this point entirely. Has the American movie industry produced a movie that has enhanced anyone?s brain cells?

Press Release Omissions in the CAIR Report on Islamophobia in the United States (tags)

Documenting symptoms of a disease with much fanfare while staying silent on its primary causes, serves only the interests of that which cause the disease, not of its victims.

The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill (tags)

Joe Hill — labor organizer, musician, song writer, revolutionary — was executed in 1915 by the state of Utah for a crime that many believe he did not commit. Now there's proof.

A New Declaration of Independence, July 4, 2011 (tags)

As a free and independent people, we have full power to punish corporations for their criminal acts and to impeach, expel and dishonor our judiciary and our so-called representatives for their allegiance to corporate masters.

Independence Day Hypocrisy (tags)

hypocrisy

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

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

Urgent Appeal: Crackdown on Malaysian Socialists (tags)

Manila -- Around 70 members of Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses - PLM) held a brief picket in front of the Malaysian Embassy this morning to protest the arrests and detention of 30 activists belonging to the Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM).

DPRK condemns South Korean "anti-DPRK policy" (tags)

PYONGYANG, June 25 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accused the South Korean authorities Saturday of maintaining an anti-DPRK policy, the official KCNA news agency reported.

DPRK condemns South Korean "anti-DPRK policy" (tags)

PYONGYANG, June 25 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accused the South Korean authorities Saturday of maintaining an anti-DPRK policy, the official KCNA news agency reported.

JFAV SEND KUDOS FOR DFA SECRETARY DEL ROSARIO (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) based in the United States lauded the action of Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario who has asked the US Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to reconsider the cases of Filipino World War II (WWII) veterans who were denied benefits under a recently passed US law.

The Business of America Is War (tags)

anti-war

FBI Entraps Two More Muslims (tags)

repression

Breaching Gaza's Siege Update (tags)

Israeli state terror

Free Gary Johnson! Homelessness in California is now punishable by a year in jail. (tags)

Free Gary Johnson! Overturn the Convictions of Ed Frey, Arthur Bishoff, Collette Connolly! Hands Off Christopher Doyon! End Laws making it Illegal for the Homeless to Sleep at Night! Seize Housing From the Banks for those Who Need Housing! For a Nation Wide Jobs Program Building Housing for All!

Explained: Why the Wal-Mart Decision Matters (tags)

A short explanation of why the Wal Mart decision matters, what a class action lawsuit is, and potentially new standards applied to decisions about discrimination.

US-Led Terror Bombings Target Civilians (tags)

anti-war

McCain/Kerry Support Imperial War on Libya (tags)

anti-war

No to Sabre-Rattling! A Negotiated Political Settlement to the Spratly Islands Dispute! (tags)

The Party of the Laboring Masses - Philippines condemns any actions that increase military tensions in the region and contribute to a regional military conflict, by countries that lay claim to the Spratly Islands. We are opposed to any sabre-rattling and stand for a negotiated, political settlement, of the disputed claims to the area. Therefore we deplore China?s strong-arm tactics and bullying, which undermines efforts towards a peaceful, political settlement, of the disputed claims.

Yet Another Gay/Queer ?History? Book Perpetuates Old Myths (tags)

Yet another so-called ?Gay history? book, Michael Bronski?s ?A Queer History of the United States,? recycles the tired New York-centric myth that the Queer Liberation movement sprung full-blown from the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City. Leo E. Laurence, who was present at the REAL creation of Queer liberation in San Francisco in March 1969, three months BEFORE Stonewall, comments on Bronski?s book and offers Lambda Literary Award finalist Gale Whittington?s ?Beyond Normal? as an accurate source for the real birth of Gay Lib.

Entrapping Innocent Muslims (tags)

persecution

A CALL FOR PEACE THROUGH EDUCATION OF THE WORLD'S POPULACE (tags)

I have documented for over a decade the tactics used by the fbi in their efforts to silence or neutralize me; THIS POST SUMMARIZES THE SALIENT ASPECTS OF MY REPORTS.

Duplicitous Congressional Posturing on Libya (tags)

duplicity

Ayman al Zawahiri Says the US and Israel are Facing ALL of Islam (tags)

The only way out is interfaith harmony.

REMEMBER AND COMMEMORATE THE VICTORY AT THE BATTLE OF BESSANG PASS, 1945 (tags)

On June 14, 1945, one of the greatest battle of World War II ended in a victory for the Filipino and American soldiers in Bessang Pass, in the Cordilleras Northern Luzon, Philippines. Before the light of day, on June 14, 1945, units of the 121st Infantry launched the final assault of Bucual Ridge, In dramatic but costly rushes they obliterated the last enemy soldier on Bessang Pass. To the end with flourish, the greatest feat of Filipino arms in modern times, the Filipinos secured the hill held by the Japanese Imperial army. It was a payback for the defeat in Bataan, three years ago. Presidential Citation No higher honors can be bestowed on the heroes of the battle of Bessang Pass , who avenged the defeat of Bataan and Corregidor than the tribute of President Elpidio Quirino in 1952 to the United States Forces in Northern Luzon (USFIP-NL) during the 7th anniversary of the Battle of Bessang Pass: ?To win the liberation of Northen Luzon in which the USFIP-NL played a a major role, you accomplished no ordinary achievement. Your battle of bessang Pass in eastern ilocos Sur in n1945, for instance stands out prominently as one of the major decisive battles of the Philippine Liberation Campaign.?

Mountaintop Removal: Environmental and Human Destruction for Profit (tags)

predation

JOSE RIZAL & PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY (tags)

JUNE 12, marking the independence of the Philippines from the Spanish empire, would not have been realized without the martyrdom of countless Filipinos foremost of whom is Jose Rizal. Andres Bonifacio, the leader of the Katipunan rebellion, honored Rizal's memory by using his name as a shibboleth. But the neocolonial politicians today have only fulfilled Rizal's nightmare that the slaves of yesterday will be the tyrants of today. This essay pays homage to Rizal on the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Obama's Slipping Popularity (tags)

imperialism

Bilderberg Security Assaults EU Members of Parliament (tags)

During the secretive meeting of the globalist Bilderberg cabal, a member of the EU Committee on Civil Liberties was beaten and arrested by Bilderberg Security for attempting to gain entrance to the exclusionary meeting. The corporatist (ie., fascist) media in the U.S. has chosen to ignore this story entirely.

Is China?s Strategic Culture Anti-Militaristic? (tags)

The strategic culture of the People?s Republic of China (PRC) is a contested spiritual concept that is being debated both inside and outside of China and I hope my contribution will help add to this debate. In this paper I will explore the two main variants that go into making up the dualistic concept that is Chinese Strategic Culture so as to ascertain whether should be considered as anti-militaristic.

The Obama Doctrine: Lawless Imperial Aggression (tags)

imperialism

Palestinian Divisions on Statehood (tags)

liberation

Amnesty International Launches Global Angola 3 Campaign (tags)

This week Amnesty International launched a global campaign calling for US authorities to end the solitary confinement of Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, of the Angola 3. Amnesty is calling for people around the world to contact Governor Jindal.

JFAV SUPPORTS AMVETS/ACLU CLASS SUIT VS DVA (tags)

-The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) wholeheartedly supports the class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of four homeless veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other ailments, the ACLU claims that the department is violating the property's deed by not providing the combination of housing and treatment that battle-scarred vets need. According to the LA Times: ? The lawsuit is just the latest attempt by advocates for homeless vets to light a fire under the federal government. ?The JFAV also filed a lawsuit against the DVA for denying more than 27,00 Filipino World War II veterans of their lump sum claims and their widows last year.

Global Economic Crisis Deepening (tags)

Depression

The anarchist Stuart Christie and his neo-conservative literary bedfellow (tags)

"The Floodgates of Anarchy" and a fan of a government that boils people to death...

Former Political Prisoner Geronimo Pratt Dies (tags)

persecution

Hanna: An "Alternative" Movie Review (as more interesting and informative than your typica (tags)

This review is not meant to give you all the typical facts and highlights of the movie. Standard movie reviewers have already presented their perspectives, the basic story line. Whereas this essay is meant to take more seriously what is really a rather stupid plot, but still within a beautiful movie and action packed piece of entertainment, and to speculate how it may fit ?within? the too often vacuous audience culture that might watch it, as well as the movie industry that created it and critiqued it. And, granted, it is often presumptuous to interpret a work of art as something that can be criticized as more subjectively serious?but the idea of juxtaposing a fairy tale with CIA operatives is just too tempting to ?not? deconstruct.

Forty-Four Years of Occupation (tags)

state terrorism

Escalating an Asian Arms Race (tags)

anti-war

History and Resistance on Blair Mountain (tags)

Blair Mountain, a crucial site of labor history, is being threatened by the disastrous process of Mountain Top Removal. People from around the country are marching in early June to raise awareness and save the mountain.

Waging War at Home and Abroad While Pledging Peace (tags)

persecution

The Military as a Security Risk (tags)

You cannot have both democracy and concentration of wealth, Justice Brandeis warned. 20% of military spending is for defense; the rest is for empire. Endless war is not a future but the denial of a future. To Hitler, the soldier was the only model of courage.

Obama Genuflects to AIPAC (tags)

imperialism

FBI Director Robert Mueller Must Go! (tags)

Public corruption has reached a level never seen for a century. Corruption of the justice system in Los Angeles County and beyond is at the core of the current financial crisis. Unless corruption of the justice system is addressed, economic development and civil society conditions are unlikely to improve.

Mixed Reactions to Obama's Middle East Speech (tags)

anti-war

Hanna: An ?Alternative? Movie Review (as more interesting and informative than your typica (tags)

This review is not meant to give you all the typical facts and highlights of the movie. Standard movie reviewers have already presented their perspectives, the basic story line. Whereas this essay is meant to take more seriously what is really a rather stupid plot, but still within a beautiful movie and action packed piece of entertainment, and to speculate how it may fit ?within? the too often vacuous audience culture that might watch it, as well as the movie industry that created it and critiqued it. And, granted, it is often presumptuous to interpret a work of art as something that can be criticized as more subjectively serious?but the idea of juxtaposing a fairy tale with CIA operatives is just too tempting to ?not? deconstruct.

America's Appalling Human Rights Record (tags)

human rights

The Socialist Party CA Presents an Evening With Black Panther Party Founder, Bobby Seale (tags)

On June 25th, the Socialist Party of California will host a special evening in Los Angeles with Bobby Seale, the Founder of the Black Panther Party. This event is open to the public.

Racketeering complaint against David Pasternak and the Los Angeles Superior Court posted b (tags)

?Rampart?, the movie, starring Steve Buscemi, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, and Ice Cube, is expected to be release soon. ?Under conditions of the justice system of the United States today, a Hollywood movie is the best chance to finally get the Rampart-FIPs released. It is a Human Rights disaster of historic proportions. International scrutiny of the US justice system is urgently needed.?

U.S. House of Representatives: Stupid? Crooks? or Stupid Crooks? (tags)

Some of our representatives are just plain dumb as box of shale. They may even believe that American oil can be sold at Mom and Pop's Gas-It-Up.

Democracy, Haitian Style (tags)

imperialism

California Safe Schools & LA Unified Celebrate Twelve Years of Protecting Student Health (tags)

Reformed Pesticide Policy Becomes National & International Model for Schools & Communities

Richard Posner Asked for Ethics Opinions re: Racketeering in the Los Angeles Courts (tags)

Richard Posner, University of Chicago Law Professor, Asked for Ethics Opinions Regarding Racketeering in the Los Angeles Courts, Bet Tzedek, and ADL

Labor Representatives Under Attack, Seek Queer Democrats’ Help (tags)

Three San Diego union leaders — Central Labor Council CEO/secretary-treasurer Lorena Gonzalez, Municipal Employees’ Association general manager Michael Zucchet, and SEIU Local 221 head Eric Banks — spoke to the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club April 28 on the state of the local labor movement. They focused on the attacks on public workers by the Republican party and the radical Right, which is aimed not only at driving public-sector wages and benefits below those offered by the private sector but also denying the one source of substantial campaign funding available to Democrats and thereby winning elections by eliminating effective competition. They also talked about the Right-wing bias of San Diego’s media and their success in demonizing public workers’ pensions as the source of San Diego’s financial ills.

Staged Bin Laden Killing Hokum (tags)

false flag

Palestinian Unity: Done Deal or Wobbly? (tags)

liberation

Muslim Iranian Divorce in USA (tags)

Muslim men with Iranian passports may choose to go back to Iran and obtain a fast track divorce in that country by stating three times, “I divorce my wife” in the presence of two male witnesses, show proof of the “mahr” payment, record the divorce in Iran, authenticate the documents, return back to the U.S. and seek recognition and enforcement of the Iranian divorce in a state court.

Lomas v Bank of America - Fraud and Extortion continue in the California Court of Appeal, (tags)

The case in the Los Angeles Superior Court, where proceedings were secretly noted as "off of the record", was opined as Fraud and Extortion by Bank of America in collusion with Judge Peter Meeka and Clerk John A Clarke. The California Court of Appeal, 2nd District, appears ready, willing, and able to follow suit in conducting a pretense appeal.

Media Lies and Misinformation on Bin Laden (tags)

media lies

ALLIANCE PHILIPPINES PROTESTS POSSIBLE US BASES RETURN TO SUBIC (tags)

The Alliance Philippines or the AJLPP strongly condemned the high-level visits here by American officials who have raised the prospect of a return of the United States’ military presence in this former naval base in Subic on the wake of disasters that hit Japan, which have delayed the planned US military build-up in Guam. Subic Naval Base was the deepest sea port of the US naval forces in the Philippines. The US naval base closed after the Philippine Senate terminated the US-RP Military Bases Pact in 1991. Only to be reversed later with the passage of the Visiting Forces Agreement during the tenure of Joseph Estrada in 1998.

Philippine CHR: We didn't clear the AFP in Melissa Roxas case (tags)

The Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said it did not clear the military in the human rights case of Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas as accused by several militant organizations.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Misreporting about Gitmo Detainees (tags)

repression

Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler is provided with additional evidence of large-scale c (tags)

The US courts computer systems - PACER and CM/ECF - enable the routine churning out of fraudulent records in the US courts. The systems undermine both Human Rights and Banking Regulation in the United States. Prof Yochai Benkler, an expert on computers and the law, has been asked to review the evidence and provide an opinion.

ALL OUT ON MAY 1st in LA, FIGHT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

Immigrants all of nationalities under attack, what should we do? Rise up, Fight Back! The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) is calling all immigrants and their advocates in Los Angeles to mobilize and hit the streets of LA on May 1. For the EPCC --May 1, International Workers' Day, marks the fifth anniversary of the historic nationwide immigrant workers’ strike. On that day, millions upon millions of immigrant workers—documented and undocumented—flooded the streets of Los Angeles with millions of their supporters also in small towns and large cities demanding respect for all workers.

Pesante-USA slams Philippine CHR for Clearing the AFP on Mellisa Roxas Case (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante-USA), human rights group based in the United States today vehemently condemned the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) report that cleared the AFP on the abduction and torture of a US-based activist. The report, signed by CHR chair Loretta Rosales in February but released over the weekend, concluded Melissa Roxas was indeed abducted and apparently subjected to cruel treatment. But the Commission said it did not have enough evidence to put the blame on the military. The CHR also refused to use the word “torture” for the abuse Roxas suffered because “state actors” could not be pinpointed. Pesante is disappointed that Rosales a former political detainee and a victim of torture herself will clear the AFP of torture and wrongdoing. Pesante stated that: “ Rosales will join all traitors like Tayag,Tiglao, Barican, Morales and Olivar all former activist who have sold the Filipinos down the river.”

Money and Justice (tags)

We live on credit, shift costs and risks into the future and make possible a prosperity with the help of a policy of cheap money that is paid for by others. An interest-free money system would be a counter model to the growth pressure inherent in the present system.

The History of May Day, Made in the USA (tags)

Leftist activists know about the eight men who were arrested and tried and convicted for terrorism related to Haymarket Square in Chicago. The bombing happened at a rally on the 4th, but it was due to events on May Day, when the city of Chicago went on strike.

Pakistani Islamic Divorce in U.S. Courts (tags)

Pakistani men residing in the U.S. travel to their homeland to get divorce decrees from Pakistan. They return back to the United States and seek recognition and enforcement of the Pakistani Islamic divorce decree in a state court. This article deals with the issues related to Pakistani Islamic divorce in U.S. courts.

Habeas Corpus in the United States - the case of Richard Fine (tags)

Due to the unusual cast of characters, the number of court cases filed by Richard Fine, and the meticulous documentation, the case as a whole provides unparalleled study of the justice system, Human Rights, and civil society conditions in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century.

“In financial crisis, no prosecutions of top figures”… Because of widespread corruption of (tags)

The widespread corruption of the US justice system is a key factor in the financial crisis, which is often overlooked.

Economic Recessions in America (tags)

The US economy, and for that matter the global economy, is a living, breathing thing. With that analogy in mind, we find that the comparison is closer than most of us would normally think.

The Israeli Lobby's Poisonous Influence on US Policy (tags)

anti-war

What Next in Libya? (tags)

imperialism

BTL:Haiti's President-Elect Linked to Coup Plotters and Death Squads (tags)

Interview with Kim Ives, editor with Haiti Liberte, conducted by Scott Harris

Lomas v Bank of America – Fraud Turns into Extortion in the Los Angeles Superior Court (tags)

The case should be properly considered now Extortion, and no longer Fraud. All sides are now fully cognizant of the true nature of the litigation. Given the number of cases of this kind that have been recorded in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Court should be considered a racket.

The White Man's Burden appears Uniformly Distributed By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

‘If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.’ -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

The U.S. is More Greek than Greece (tags)

Deficit economies were organized mainly by finance capital. The expansion of this credit-financed mass demand went along with the expansion of the financial sector. Trillions of dollars and Euros were pumped in the stabilization of financial markets.

Chatting with the US Marshals… "Fool me once... etc." (tags)

Mutual interest, but some basic difficulties in communication…

U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Reach out to Prisoner’s Families (tags)

Alexander also notes “Three Strikes” Laws are a violation against the human rights of hundreds of thousands of 3 Strikers and their families. “Across America, thousands of 3 Strikers are serving life sentences after committing minor offences. The punishment should fit the crime to allow these inmates to resume their live with their families.”

Arab Spring Yet to Bloom (tags)

democracy

Palestinian Statehood and Other Political Issues (tags)

statehood

Lomas files for disqualification of Judge Meeka, calls “quits” to charades in the Los Ange (tags)

The case is opined as Fraud on the Court. It is doubted that Judge Meeka will comply with the law. Los Angeles judges do not consider 'quits' part of the game of charades.

Border and Community Vigilantism (tags)

state terrorism

Fraud by Bank of America in the Los Angeles Court (tags)

BofA, Brian Moynihan are Asked to Disclose their Attorney of Record in the Los Angeles Superior Court. ____ Ongoing refusal of the US Government to subject Bank of America to the rule of law, combined with "corruption of the courts and the legal profession", undermine the US financial systems and violate the US obligations in international banking accords and Human Rights conventions.

Bribing of state and US judges by Bank of America must be a serious concern! (tags)

California Judge Peter Meeka Refuses to Disclose Financial Benefits to Him by Bank of America, Accord Due Process ____ Bribing of state and US judges by Bank of America must be a serious concern.

Controversy Comes to Villa Park (tags)

Protesters demonstrate against Anti-Muslim statements made by Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly.

.S.: Decline Monies from Japan's "Sympathy Budget" and End Military Dependence Now (tags)

The International Women's Network Against Militarism (IWNAM) demands that the U.S. and Japanese governments stop spending U.S. and Japanese taxpayer monies for the upkeep of U.S. military facilities in Japan and other territories. During these times of natural disasters, funds should directly help the needs of victims of the earthquake, tsunami, and radiation poisoning from damaged nuclear power plants in Japan, and also create alternatives for employment world wide that do not rely on militarism, or further interpersonal and ecological violence. (updated version).

BTL:Vermont Moves Closer to Establishing Nation's First Single-Payer Health Care System (tags)

Interview with Dr. Deborah Richter, president of Vermont for Single Payer, conducted by Scott Harris

US law schools faculty members finally waking up! (tags)

Previous protests were mostly by individual law professors. The two letters show that US law school faculty members are finally finding their voice!

Sheriff Paul Babeu is a liar? (tags)

You have to shovel the BS if you want to get reelected.

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

media lies

The Mighty Wurlitzer: Wikileaks and Imperial Mobilization By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

This 'grand organ' is now able to even more effectively synthesize, implant, and reinforce, all the right set of beliefs (myths) among the entire world's public – by suitably combining 'events' with imaginative 'expos' writing – which appropriately primes the world populations to acquiesce to the oligarchic agendas. While playing this orchestra is now an integral part of all state-craft, its major musical themes are entirely determined by the behind the scenes owners of the system. While some might refer to the underlying techniques as propaganda and psy-ops, 'Mighty Wurlitzer' singularly captures the messaging-system controlled under a unified purpose of command which is both highly compartmentalized and cellularized. Only the Mighty Wurlitzer knows the entire tune.

Loopholes for Criminality in the State and US Courts – False Appearances by Attorneys (tags)

Regular citizens are not the beneficiaries of such loopholes. The privilege is reserved for large corporations (particularly banks) and government officials.

Join Robina Suwol, Founder of California Safe Schools at Earth Day Festival (tags)

Carson Eartth Day Festival Friday, April 15th 3:00-6:00pm Dolphin Park

BofA and its President Brian Moynihan - Public Corruption and Racketeering in Lomas v BofA (tags)

Ongoing tolerance of racketeering by Bank of America makes mockery of laws established by the US Congress in effort to restore the integrity of US financial systems. Real estate and financial institutions fraud under the guise of court actions in the Los Angeles Superior Court goes back for over a decade - a hallmark of the LA-JR (alleged Los Angeles Judiciary Racket).

Sandor Samuels is asked to stop fraud against California homeowner (tags)

Bet Tzedek - The House of Justice - President Sandor Samuels is asked to help in stopping fraud by Bank of America against a homeowner in the Los Angeles Superior Court ____ As Chief Legal Counsel of Countrywide and Associate General Counsel of Bank of America Sandor Samuels was integral to one of the largest frauds in the history of mankind - against the US taxpayers, against shareholders, and against homeowners from coast to coast. More recently he expressed his commitment to "repairing the world".

California Judge Meeka is asked to declare benefits from BofA (tags)

Lomas v BofA (KC059379) – California Judge Peter Meeka is Requested to Restore Due Process, Declare Any Financial Benefits to Him by BofA ____ The case is opined as Fraud on the Court through collusion of BofA, California Judge Peter Meeka, and Clerk of the Court John A Clarke.

Military Commissions Will Try 9/11 Suspects (tags)

lawlessness

Lomas v Bank of America (KC059379): “Request[s] for Judicial Notice” - Fraud on the Court (tags)

Lomas v Bank of America (KC059379): "Request[s] for Judicial Notice" filed on behalf of Bank of America for the March 23, 2011 Demurrer on Complaint - part of Fraud on the Court in foreclosure procedures. [5]

Habeas Corpus in the United States (tags)

Availability of Habeas Corpus petition forms does not amount to the safeguard of the right for Habeas Corpus.

June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason and Eric McDavid (tags)

International Day of Solidarity with Marie and Eric

Remember Libya: One of History's Terror Bombing Victims (tags)

aggression

Richard Goldstone's Fall from Grace (tags)

betrayal

Muslim Brotherhood & the Middle East Upheaval (tags)

As the United States and its allies struggle to get to grips with its new challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, pundits, scholars and journalists have combed every inch of the Muslim Brotherhood’s history for clues to what might happen in the event the movement takes control over the region.

Japan's Earthquake: Natural or Engineered? (tags)

nuclear disaster

Palm Sunday Peace Parade: The Call for the End to War and Oppression is Louder than Ever (tags)

Join Christian Peacemaker Teams member and author James Loney and show your solidarity with those who march for an end to war and oppression around the globe.

President Hugo Chávez, backed by South American Presidents, Condemns the Attack on Libya (tags)

"Oppressed people around the world have only recently begun to unite in opposition to empire as awareness of the horror grows. In North Africa and the Middle East it began as a revolt against US backed dictators in Tunisia, then Egypt and spread to Bahrain, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. In South America the rebellion grew out of the Bolivarian Revolution, spreading over the last decade from Venezuela to other Latin American states. Tonight, behind President Chavez' condemnation of the monster on VTV, Venezuela National Radio and TeleSur, Venezuelans have gathered en masse in Caracas and at the US and French embassies to declare their rebellion against the imperial war on the sovereign state of Libya."

Obama on Libya: Defending the Indefensible (tags)

naked aggression

Multiple Social Security numbers linked to President Obama - initial Fraud in Litigation (tags)

The case is characterized by the relatively simple underlying facts and law. The Chief Judge of the US District Court in Washington DC Royce Lamberth may proceed to dismiss the complaint under pretense of judicial review. However, the practice of pretense litigation undermines any remaining credibility of the US justice system.

US-Led Libyan Ground Assault Planned (tags)

naked aggression

Obama in Brazil: hearts and minds operations (tags)

For the first time since John F. Kennedy, the USA has a charismatic leader to the point of being popular in other lands, becoming a reference for the electorates of different countries

Venezuela's New Social Responsibility Law (tags)

media

NATO: America's Imperial Tool (tags)

naked aggression

No to imperialist military intervention in Libya! (tags)

Since Saturday, March 19, a US-led military coalition, including, besides English and French Forces, participation by Canadian, Italian, Spanish, and other countries, commenced the bombardment of military installations and concentrations of troops loyal to the Gaddafi government. The stated purpose of this military intervention which has been endorsed by the Security Council of the UN and the Arab League, is to get government forces off the offensive against the rebels, in order to avoid a “massacre of the civilian population”.

President Obama Divides the Nation over His War with Libya (tags)

The majority of Americans are tired of wars and the cost to fight these wars as the nation sinks deeper into a national recession. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have already cost $1 trillion and after one week in Libya, the cost is approaching $1 billion. When Americans are suffering cutbacks and layoffs, and 22 million Americans are out of work, the question is “Obama, where are the jobs?”

Cheerleading for War (tags)

naked aggression

End the US-led Armed Intervention in Libya (tags)

Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) supports the democratic opposition in Libya that seeks to end the 43-year-old dictatorship of Muammar Ghadafie. It cannot, however, support the massive armed intervention launched by the United States, France, and Britain on Sunday, March 20.

Los Angeles Jewish Community Should Investigate Alleged Racketeering Among Its Leaders… (tags)

Los Angeles, March 22 – Human Rights Alert (NGO) and Joseph Zernik, PhD, launched a petition, calling on Los Angeles Jewish community to investigate allegations of racketeering by leaders of its organizations. ____ Please sign the Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/racketeering-in-LA-Jewish-Community/

Lies, Damn Lies and Humanitarian Intervention (tags)

naked aggression

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

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

Imperial War on Libya (tags)

naked aggression

Davy V. Confronts White America's Racism and prejudice against Latinos (tags)

Davy V. Confronts White America's Racism and prejudice against Latinos

CCMS – the new California courts Case Management System – a looming danger for Justice and (tags)

Sustain, the case management system, which originated in Los Angeles County under the tenure of Ronald George in the Los Angeles Superior Court, was opined as fraud. It is by now implemented in some dozen states! CCMS was an initiative of Ronald George as Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court and Chair of the California Judicial Council…

Multiples Worse than Chernobyl (tags)

nuclear disaster

Aristide Heading Home (tags)

Aristide

Anti-Nuclear Peace Marches on March 19 (tags)

On this 8th anniversary of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq in its agenda of blood for oil wars to maximize profits, we are also witnessing another profiteering horror, that of a nuclear holocaust caused by the breakdown of nuclear power in the face of earthquakes and tsunamis. Go to the nearest peace march on March 19 to support solar, wind and tidal power for clean, safe, renewable energy, for an end to blood for oil wars and an end to the whole deadly private profit system.

Full Core Meltdown in Japan? (tags)

nuclear disaster

Torturing Bradley Manning (tags)

torture

U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander: Oil Giants Price Gouge for Record Profits (tags)

Alexander is also proposing that working families receive a federal tax break for each family member traveling more than 20 miles round trip to work; Alexander say “these families should be permitted to receive a tax deduction or a minimum $300 tax credit for their entire annual fuel cost. As President of the United States, I would seek to make this retro-active back to January 1, 2011.”

Armageddon Scenario in Japan (tags)

nuclear disaster

Slovak Artist Igi Brezo Gives Major Artwork for Auction to Help Abused Children's Home (tags)

Internationally acclaimed abstract painter, Igi Brezo, donates major painting valued at 12,000 USD for The Agape Refuge Home in Pasadena for Gala Benefit and Auction

Latin American Nations Pledge for Peace in Libya (tags)

"For its part, ALBA member states also articulated their unanimous opposition to intervention on the part of the United States in the Libyan conflict. According to its published statement, the regional alliance, “categorically rejects any intervention from NATO or any foreign power in Libya as well as any attempt to take advantage…of the tragic situation in order to justify a war of conquest of the energy and water resources which are the patrimony of the Libyan people.”

Japan Atomic Emergency Bulletin #3 (tags)

"As incredible as it may sound, governments and corporations and they’re spin masters are busy trying to convince us that all is well and that nuclear energy “is still a wise and clean source for meeting our future energy demands.” Sorry Mr. Obama, but if can’t grow a pair and face your corporate masters down, you’re done and so are they."

SFQS -US Raises Concern On Nuclear Emergency in Japan: Revival of Bataan Nuke Plant Dang (tags)

The Samahang FQS in the United States based in San Francisco, California raised concern today following reports that the nuclear plant in Japan around 250 kilometers northeast of Tokyo had explosions and vented smoke to the environment. The SFQS-United States composed of Philippine activist groups is united with the Philippine group No to BNPP Revival! network as it reminded the Aquino administration of the dangers of reviving the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) here in the Philippines.

Our Man in Havana (tags)

subversion

Dancing With Dynamite --An interview with Ben Dangl (tags)

Video-interviewed by Angola 3 News this week while touring the SF Bay Area with his new book Dancing With Dynamite (AK Press), author Benjamin Dangl argues that “because South American social movements have been so successful in the past decade, I think it is important to learn and understand what’s been successful and to apply those strategies and tactics here, where we are facing very similar challenges.”

Remember Saddam Hussain? (tags)

"The capture of numerous British military and intelligence operatives—six SAS men and an MI5 agent—by rebel forces in Benghazi made clear that the powers that be are already hard at work to this end. It has since been revealed by the Daily Mail that ministers have approved “a presence on the ground” of the SAS and MI6, who “will link up with Special Forces already in Libya to provide protection and give informal military advice to the Libyan opposition.”

Down with Gaddafi! No to US-NATO intervention! (tags)

"In this time when events seem to be moving so fast, we must maintain focus on the essential meaning and purpose of imperialist efforts. Elites in Washington and other capitals of the west are desperate and working with full dedication to "roll back" the popular advances being made in the Mideast and across North Africa. This article is offered in the effort to support a progressive analysis while the mainstream media works triple time to confuse and obfuscate an understanding of the "full on class war" unfolding before us. No to the budget cuts. No to intervention in Libya. Organize to stand up and fight wall street and the banksters, and ther're "agents" in media and government. Organize in your communities and beyond quickly now. "You have a world to win and only your chains to lose."

Pack Journalism Promotes War on Libya (tags)

war

Obama's Lawless Authorization of Military Commissions Injustice (tags)

lawlessness

World March of Women in the Philippines (tags)

Today, women in the Philippines and all over the world gather in different places and spaces to show our collective strength and make our collective voice heard as we speak out our sufferings, challenges, triumphs and aspirations. Our voices are joined together as we resist the abuses and marginalization wrought upon us by economic policies that discriminate against giving women productive employment, just wages and benefits at the workplace, and opportunities for livelihood and income; by societies that allow, or even promote, violence to be committed against women with impunity; by governments and public institutions that turn a blind eye to the human rights of women.

The End of the Long 20th Century (tags)

The US no longer has the necessary financial means to maintain its worldwide military machine (which now drives the US deeper in indebtedness to the international financial markets). The failure of the Project for a New American Century shows the US has not succeeded in subjecting the world

America's secret plan to arm Libya's rebels (tags)

"These “actions” by the US military can not be explained/excused away as “terrible, unfortunate. accidents. As was the case of the collateral murder release, the capacity of present day optics used by US pilots and gunners would have left no doubt that the human beings targeted were unarmed, often children. The US is simply engaged clearing vast areas of unwanted human populations. This is also known as imperialism."

War, Prisons, and Torture in the US & UK --An interview with Richard Haley (tags)

We launched "Stop Isolation" because the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is considering the appeals of four British citizens--Babar Ahmad, Syed Tahla Ahsan, Haroon Rashid Aswat, and Abu Hamza--against extradition to the US to face terrorism charges. The court's long-delayed judgment is expected in the next few months. It will be a landmark in the development of human rights law.

Congressmen and their "Constituent services" (tags)

Congressmen use "Constituent services" to get 5 to 10 percent of their votes

Out-of-Control Human Rights Abuses in Iraq (tags)

imperialism

Filipino Workers criticize shortcomings of EDSA 1 (tags)

The Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) and the anti-contractualization coalition KONTRA slammed the shortcomings of EDSA 1 in a symbolic mass action this afternoon. Scores of workers from PM and KONTRA assembled at the Ninoy Aquino monument at the corner of Timog and Quezon Avenues at around 5:30 pm.

Thank you Matt Damon! Let's replace RTTT with the Zinn Education Project (tags)

In defense of Matt Damon, who recently took a cogent and principled stand against this administration's reactionary neoliberal education policies. In response, many HuffPost readers unleashed vicious invective against him. Rather than defending education policies that originated from Heritage, Fordham, and Hoover, we should be advocating progressive education policies and curriculum.

Our Man in Pakistan (tags)

imperialism

Imperialist Hands off Libya (tags)

""The "lap dog presses" in western nations will not assist in revealing the horrific imperial grab now shaping up in North Africa. The western powers are on the "counter attack" as naval might is now poised to "intervene" in Libya to "save the day," read still the victory, after the people themselves have deposed the dictator and begun to set up their own government. That is the west's' worst nightmare. Normal human beings, peacefully governing themselves? That would be a disaster and the most feared example from the "great white mans" perspective. And of course they want the oil and a potential launch pad for attacks (remember the contra war against revolutionary Nicaragua) on the new governments in Tunisia and Egypt should they deem to be too independent from the dictates of capital. Eh gads! They might decide to meet the needs of their citizens! The people of Libya will need to state to the entire world that they will defend they're independence and sovereignty with the force of arms from all invaders. Only then will the imperialist consider backing off. Expose the imperialist plan! "

Major Media Promote War on Libya (tags)

Libya

Rally March 2nd "Day of Action: Defend Public Education & Health and Human Services (tags)

Rally March 2nd "Day of Action: Defend Public Education & Health and Human Services and Push The CA Dream Act"

Commander Faustino " Peping' Baclig, 1922-2011 (tags)

It is with deep sadness that the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) announced today that Commander Faustino "Peping" Baclig, founder/chair of Alyansa ng Komunidad, JFAV , Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE)-Los Angeles, Golden Agers (GALA) , Seniors for PACE and the pillar of the Filipino World War II veterans movement in the United States, passed away today at 3:00 am, February 27, 2011. He was 89 years old.He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur on February 14, 1922 and died on February 27, 2011.

WikiLeaks at the Forefront of 21st-Century Journalism (tags)

"WikiLeaks is filling a void in traditional media, as the level of distrust of the mass media is now at record highs. A recent Gallup Poll found 57 percent of Americans do not trust the media, and a Pew Poll found a record low 29 percent trust the media. There is good reason for distrust. The New York Times helped start the Iraq War by publishing the false weapons of mass destruction story. It recently misled the public about a Blackwater employee arrested in Pakistan by hiding the fact that he worked for the CIA, while reporting that Obama said he was a diplomat. Even the way the Times and the Washington Post reported on WikiLeaks documents showed reason for distrust. WikiLeaks described Iranian long-range missiles that could hit European cities but also reported that Russian intelligence refuted the claim. The Times and the Post evidently made a decision to exaggerate Iranian capability and mislead readers by excluding the Russian intelligence report. The Times admits it provides WikiLeaks documents to the government in advance and excludes material at the request of the government."

A Few Things We'd Like to Say (tags)

The Socialist Party of California is inspired by the words, the actions and the lives of people who are dedicated to fighting for justice and equality. These are just some folks we'd like to say thanks to. ...

Libya: Is Washington Pushing for Civil War to Justify a US-NATO Military Intervention? (tags)

“There is now talk about a “humanitarian intervention” in Libya, similar to Yugoslavia and Iraq. A “no-fly zone” over Libya has been mentioned, as has NATO military intervention. The aims behind such statements are not humanitarian, but are intended to justify foreign interference, which could potentially lead to an invasion. Should this come to fruition, Libya would become an occupied country. Its resources would be plundered and its assets privatized and controlled by foreign corporations as in the case of Iraq. Today, in Libya and the Arab World the ghosts of Omar Mukhtar and Saladin are still very much alive and active. Getting rid of Gaddafi and his sons alone is not the solution. The entire corrupt system of governance in Libya and the culture of political corruption must be dismantled. At the same time, however, foreign interference or domination should also not be allowed to take root in Libya. If the Libyan people are mobilized and steadfast, they can fight such schemes.”

Winter 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

From Madison, WI to May Day 2011 Immigrants, Workers, Peace Activists UNITED!

One Land, Two Economies (tags)

Economic prosperity and progress for the president are obviously synonymous with robustly higher profits for businessmen and stock speculators. The large majority of Americans must suffer more because the crisis is not over for them.

ONLY us little people OF BOTH NATIONS ARE GETTING CAUGHT IN IRANS & AMERICA'S CROSSFIRE (tags)

IRAN & AMERICA OBVIOUSLY NEED TO SEND IN THE ANGELS ...

Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)

Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.

Prof Erwin Chemerinsky is Asked to Take a Stand on US Court Corruption (tags)

The validity, integrity, and transparency of court records are at the foundation of Fair Hearing/Due Process and the Human, Constructional, and Civil Rights of the People. Widespread corruption of the US courts is key to the disintegration of socio-economic development and civil society in the United States under our watch.

Why isn't Wall Street in Jail? (tags)

Judicial corruption is at the heart of the matter.

Democracy promotion: America’s new regime change formula (tags)

"By the 1980s, the reign of terror that blazed across Latin America was too much for most people to stomach. From death squads to torture chambers and various massacres, the Latin American generals who trained in the US to spread democracy around the world quickly gained reputations for major human rights abuses. To replace the overt support for dictatorships, a new concept for regime change was born; one that sounds and looks better – democracy promotion."

Union Busting in America (tags)

worker struggles

CCMS – California courts’ new case management system – ongoing concerns of serious Human R (tags)

CCMS – California courts’ new case management system – ongoing concerns of serious Human Rights violations

SPLA Calls Defunding of Planned Parenthood a Crime Against Women (tags)

The Socialist Party Los Angeles calls the proposed Acts to defund Planned Parenthood another attempt by the patriarchal U.S. government to strip women of their basic human rights.

Obama on Palestinian Rights: Nyet (tags)

resolution veto

Russia's Foremost LGBT Leader in LA! (tags)

In a bid to promote the prominence of this May's Moscow Pride and thus hopefully forestall threatened repression by the authorities, Russia's foremost gay leader, Nikolai Alekseev, will tour seven U.S. cities February 26 thru March 6.

Does "Indignez-vous!" in The Nation mag deny Hessel a bestseller in the USA? (tags)

Now Stephane Hessel has another reason for outrage, though at 94 he may be exempt from personal ambition and he always has been selfless, and that is the chance to also have a bestseller in the US.

Neocons Target Ron Paul After CPAC Poll Win (tags)

Following accusations by Ron Paul's supporters of Cheney being "war criminal" at the recent CPAC conference, neocon warmongers have started a campaign against Ron Paul for his non-interventionist and anti-military occupation positions, labeling him a "traitor" to the people. However, the facts show that Cheney and GW Bush are the real traitors, who authroized use of torture and deceit to engage the U.S. military in two illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Mubarak's Failed Bait and Switch (tags)

liberating struggles

Deliberately Misleading Testimony of Acting Inspector General Cynthia Schnedar, US DOJ (tags)

Given the abundance of official, expert, and media reports of large-scale false imprisonments, widespread corruption of the courts, and unprecedented fraudulent dispossession of homeowners throughout the United States, the testimony by the Acting Inspector General must be deemed false and deliberately misleading.

Essentials on the situation in Egyp (tags)

"Then, over the weekend, came the public statement by Frank Wisner, the former ambassador to Cairo tapped by the Obama administration to serve as its envoy to Mubarak. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Wisner declared, “President Mubarak remains utterly critical in the days ahead as we sort our way toward the future.” He added that the dictator “must stay in office in order to steer those changes through.” The State Department immediately responded that Wisner was speaking in a personal capacity and had not cleared his remarks first with the US government. While mortified that Wisner had the audacity to say publicly what the administration—behind all its phony rhetoric about democracy—is actually doing, no one disputed the content of Wisner’s statement. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs found a somewhat more elegant way to echo Wisner’s view, declaring that the issue was one of “process not personality.”

George Bush: Preliminary Indictment for Torture (tags)

torture

Egypt in flames (tags)

A powerful wave of anger among the poor and unemployed Arab masses shakes the young, voracious and brutal capitalism of the North African and Middle Eastern countries supported by the old and bloody capitalism in Europe and America. Anticipation of a social wave that can only be resolved in favor of the vast majority of the population by the emergence of the proletarian class.

Field Notes on American-Style Democracy (tags)

imperialism

Heroic resistance in Cairo to state-orchestrated repression (tags)

"A significant piece of direct evidence of collusion is the texts sent out by the government via various mobile phone networks to rally its forces. One published on Flickr gallery states, “The Armed Forces asks Egypt's honest and loyal men to confront the traitors and criminals and protect our people and honor and our precious Egypt.” The fact is that the army and the police are headed by the same people who control the government, with Mubarak's newly appointed vice-president, Omar Suleiman, acting as the prime culprit."

War Criminal Hosni Mubarak Must Stand Trial w/ GW Bush! (tags)

The thirty year tyrant and war criminal Hosni Mubarak must stand trail for complicity with untried war criminals of the GW Bush regime for enabling and assisting in CIA "black sites" torture of detainees. Not only did Mr. Mubarak torture many Egyptians, he also enabled CIA torture to occur in Egypt during his reign of terror. Mr. Mubarak is a traitor to Egypt and must step down from power and stand trial for war crimes!

Pro-Mubarak Thugs are Traitors to Egypt! (tags)

The pro-Mubarak thugs in Egypt attacking peaceful pro-democracy protesters are traitors to their people and nation. The pro-Mubarak thugs are most likely plainclothes police fearful of losing their favored status once Mr. Mubarak accepts his status as a deceased dictator and steps down ASAP. Here in the U.S., we question our government's funding of Egypt's military and CIA collaboration with a thirty year tyrant!

Criminological Perspective: Collapse of the US Justice System and the Financial Crisis (tags)

Like the Great Depression before it, the current financial crisis in its essence is a system-wide integrity crisis. Unless integrity of the financial and justice systems in the US is addressed, socio-economic and civil society conditions are unlikely to improve in the foreseeable future.

Alan Dershowitz Supporting Tyranny? (tags)

tyranny

The Truth About LSD (tags)

LSD is one of the most potent, mood-changing chemicals.

AFGHANS MEMORIALIZED IN ART (tags)

A national tour of mural art memorializing Afghan civilian casualties will be displayed in Los Angeles on Feb. 19. Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan opens at the Social and Public Art Resource Center in Venice, CA.

Windsor v Maid of the Mist (10-A690) in the US Supreme Court – Opined as “Shell Game Fraud (tags)

"Maybe Justice Thomas indeed denied your application, may not... maybe there is a valid record of the denial, certified by Justice Thomas, may there is none... what form the records of the US Supreme Court are in, the People are not permitted to know...."

CIA Puppet Mr. Hosni Mubarak MUST STEP DOWN! (tags)

It is illogical to assume that Hosni Mubarak's firing of his underlings will somehow restore democracy to Egypt when he himself is the source of the problem! Nor is it logical or probable that a thirty year dictator will step down "nicely" or "legally". Only when the Egyptian police grow weary of brutalzing their own people and rip off their badges and join the protests demanding Mubarak's full and complete resignation will democracy begin to emerge in Egypt!

The 1998 Rampart Scandal Continues to Reverberate in the LAPD (tags)

Below are: 1) The 1998 Rampart Scandal Continues to Reverberate in the LAPD, January 27, 2011, by "Jack Dunphy", an LAPD officer, calling for the repeal of rules requiring financial disclosures by some LAPD officers; 2) The Rampart Scandal - A Response - by Joseph Zernik, PhD, Human Rights Alert (NGO), January 28, 2011

Dr. Andrew Wakefield: No Fraud. No Hoax. (tags)

Allegations by BMJ journalist Brian Deer against Dr. Andrew Wakefield's '98 research paper showing links between vaccines and autism have no basis in fact and only demonstrate the scientific ignorance of Brian Deer.

Chicago's Mayoral Election: Rahm Emanuel's Eligibility At Issue (tags)

city politics

Dexia Holding v Countrywide and the Sub-prime Crisis - the Scope of the Fraud May Begin to (tags)

The complaint signals a break of ranks in the tight formation of banks, attorneys, judges, and regulators, and rebellion by northeastern states against fraud epidemic that was spawned in the southwest. "Corruption of the courts and the legal profession" is at the crux of the fraud.

Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? (tags)

"Understand that the “War on Terror” is a complete lie, a concoction meant to obscure the imperial attack on the worldwide insurrection of the people’s revolt the imperialist ruling class knew would be coming. Of course 911 was a false flag attack perpetrated largely by imperialism to serve as a defense against this revolt. But before that the outlines of this “defense of the system” was likely behind the crash of a jumbo jet in the ocean when an Egyptian pilot, with no record of radical ideas, supposedly crash dived a fully loaded passenger plane shouting, “God is great.” One can review and study these manipulations and begin to see the strategy and heartless efforts being waged by our rulers in a desperate attempt to maintain our world in bondage. The U.S. will claim to be defending democracy and human welfare while attempting to utterly crush both."

America's Dire State of the Union (tags)

economic crisis

Lebanon's Hezbollah-Led Government (tags)

stability jeopardized

NDF-GRP Panels Held Preliminary Talks in Norway:Talks to Resume in February (tags)

The ALLIANCE NEWS, the news service of the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States reported today that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panels held preliminary talks last 14-18 January 2011 in Oslo, Norway and agreed to resume formal peace talks. Formal talks could not be held for six years during the regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo because of the latter’s conspiracy with the US to put the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army and the NDFP Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison on the US terrorist list and its refusal to resolve the socio-economic roots of the armed conflict.

Request Filed for Impeachment of US Supreme Court Clerk William Suter (tags)

The office of Clerk of the Court William Suter denies applicants and petitioners, as well as the public at large, the right to distinguish, which cases were duly reviewed by the Supreme Court of the United States, and which one were not.

Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right! (tags)

In his latest budget, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is proposing drastic cuts that will affect the lives of students and workers throughout the state, including $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education. The net wealth of the 19 richest Californians is more than ten times the entire amount of proposed budget cuts!

A Meanness in This World (tags)

The January 8 shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and murder of federal judge John Roll and five other people in Tucson, Arizona has been blamed on a lone nut, and both wings of the corporate media — center-Right and far-Right — have fallen over each other to absolve the ultra-Rightists of talk radio, Fox News and the Tea Party of blame for the alleged shooter’s actions. Nonsense. Not only did Sarah Palin’s Web page specifically “target” Congressmember Giffords for defeat last April — a piece of hysterical rhetoric Giffords called Palin out on at the time — but the radical Right’s incessant propaganda on talk radio and Fox News, with its ceaseless calls not only to defeat but “eliminate” its “enemies,” created a national climate that ensured that the killer’s madness took the form it did and his delusions led him to attack two individuals that had already been the targets of radical-Right bullying and harassment.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit: Is the Docket Honest? (tags)

In 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, verification of validity of the dockets by Clerk Molly C Dwyer is requested. The Clerks of the US Courts hold a key position in the safeguard of integrity of the courts and Human Rights in the Digital Era.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: Log Cabin Republicans Arguments - "handwaving" (tags)

In their opposition to the Motion to Intervene, the Log Cabin Republicans failed to do the obvious - produce the Certificate of the October 2010 Judgment. Of significance also is the lack of opposition to the intervention by the US Department of Justice, and the ongoing refusal of the US District Court to produce the Certificate.

Let Aristide Return! (tags)

justice for Aristide

Welcome To The Reservation (tags)

Since the Republic of Lakotah declared independence from the U.S., Russell Means has remained steadfast in refusing to recognize the illegal authority of the treaty violating U.S. government. During the 90 minute interview, Russell Means calls for a post-colonial world beyond the confines of U.S. empire.

Corruption of the courts and the legal profession in El Paso – Sealed in the Heart of Texa (tags)

"Public corruption is prevalent in the United States... Public corruption also is a Texas tradition"

The End of the "Golden Age" of Capitalism and the Rise of Neoliberalism (tags)

"The central point is that the financial sphere has the potential of developing into an autonomous subsystem of the whole economy with an enormous capacity of self-expansion..Like cancer, it has no internal control mechanism. It can only be brought under control by external interventions"

California is not Alone: "Burlesque" in the highest court of Michigan and beyond... (tags)

Retired Justice Weaver may be unique as a judge that broke ranks with the judiciary. However, conditions that she documents in the Michigan Supreme Court are not unique at all...

U.S. Election 2012: Weak Labor Demands, Bad News for Obama (tags)

Alexander says he has a plan that will create employment for working people; he refers to his plan as “A Better Deal.” Alexander’s plan would create employment in housing restoring existing homes and building low income housing; automobile manufacturing building electric cars and light rail automobiles; building mass transportation; and repairing the nation’s infrastructure. Establishing a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is one unique element of A Better Deal. Alexander is proposing a UBI that will help to relieve poverty and homelessness.

Request Filed to Inspect and to Copy US Supreme Court Electronic Records (tags)

The outcome of petitions and applications by individuals against government or corporation remained vague and ambiguous. The Office of the Clerk sent invalid letters, as notices of "denial", while no judicial records were found in the paper court files as valid foundation for such letter. So far, no public access was permitted to the judicial records in the electronic case management of the US Supreme Court.

Alleged corruption of the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States (tags)

No signed orders and decisions can be found in the paper SCOTUS files; false and deliberately misleading dockets are published online by the office of the clerk; false and deliberately misleading letters are mailed by the office of the clerk.

Why Tunisia Changed the World (tags)

Tunisia woke up the Middle East with a thundering yawn. After years of domination by western-backed tyrants, the working people of the Arab world are rising from slumber. Once fully awake and aware of their surroundings, they'll shake off the influence of the western nations with a collective flick of the wrist. The elites of the Middle East and their western benefactors are petrified. The revolution in Tunisia deposed of two Presidents in 48 hours, and the vast energy of the people has already spilled over its borders, immediately affecting the politics of Algeria, Jordan, and Egypt. The Guardian reports:

Revolution in British: Billy Bragg (tags)

Happy MLK Day! There is good in every person. Our ideas about strength and security must change to reflect reality and not jingoistic imperialist delusions. Normalizing war and militarizing foreign policy are perversions that only bring mistrust and cynicism.

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.

US and State Judges Likely among Swiss Bank Accounts Holders (tags)

Circumstantial evidence indicates financial benefits by large financial institutions to state and US judges, who allegedly engage in fraud on the courts in tight alliance wit such institutions, in disregard of the law.

Prepping Minds for War Against China (tags)

You'd think the U.S. was already at war with China, given the immense amount of anti-China rhetoric spouting from the government and media. But selling wars takes time. The average American hasn't bought in to this false advertising yet. So the big lie will be repeated until its roots are deeply sunk into the American psyche: China, says the U.S. government, is a threat that needs to be "dealt with.” This propaganda assault is multi-faceted, taking aim from all directions. Any China-related issue -- military, economic, and social -- is open for attack. For example, the head of the U.S. Department of Defense, Robert Gates, recently visited Asia and focused much of his trip talking about China as a "military threat.”

Abrogation in Islam and the Persecution of Christians (tags)

In the last few months, Muslim extremists attacked Christian worshippers in their churches: one in Iraq, the other in Egypt. These massacred resulted in killing innocent men, women and children while praying. Abrogation in Islam is one major cause for the atrocities that Muslim fundamentalists have against non-Muslims in general, and the Christian communities in the Islamic world, in particular. This article addresses the persecution of Christians under Islam within the doctrine of abrogation.

Banking in Venezuela (tags)

responsible banking

The Logic of Imperial Insanity and the Road to World War III plus many mirrors (tags)

"Obama wasted no time in rapidly accelerating America’s imperial adventures. While dropping the term “War on Terror” from usage, the Pentagon adopted the term, “overseas contingency operations.”[4] This was to be the typical strategy of the Obama administration: change the appearance, not the substance. The name was changed, but the “War on Terror” remained, and not only that, it was rapidly accelerated to a level that would not have been possible if undertaken by the previous administration."

Turmoil in Lebanon (tags)

Lebanon crisis

Corruption in the Courts, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, California (tags)

In 2010 the United Nations Human Rights Council Report summed up the situation as "corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California".

Burlesque in the US Courts - Hijacking of the US Government (tags)

Commonwealth of Virginia v Sebelius in the US District Court – Constitutional Challenge to the Obama Health Care Law – Appears as Deliberately Invalid Litigation _____ The docket of the case reveals records that are inconsistent with litigation conducted in compliance with the US law. The clerk of the court and US Department of Justice Freedom of Information Office were requested to provide copies of the electronic certificates of authentication/attestation by the clerk of the records in the case.

Post-Quake Haiti: One Year Later (tags)

Haiti worse off than ever

Rabbi Susan Leider Joined Call-Stay the Execution of Kevin Cooper, Stop CA Death Penalty (tags)

Given the widespread corruption of the California government, religious leaders have been asked to spearhead the call for corrective actions.

The Tucson Shooting is a Warning to All Progressives (tags)

The shooting rampage on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona was clearly an act of right-wing terrorism. The gunman shot a total of 20 people, critically wounding Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killing Federal Judge John M. Roll and five others. In his first statement to the press, Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik got it right when he placed the shootings in their political context. He denounced the "political vitriol" that animates the politics of the right and characterized Arizona as the national center of bigotry.

Investigation, Impeachment of US Judge Jed Rakoff, Clerk Ruby Krajick Requested (tags)

The US Government coerced merger of Merrill Lynch and BofA involved alleged criminality by US and BofA senior officers, including Brian Moynihan and Ben Bernanke. US Judge Jed Rakoff and Clerk Ruby Krajick engaged in conduct of invalid litigation in alleged violation of the US law, and the publication of null and void court records in alleged violation of their Oaths of Office, as part of efforts to cover-up the alleged criminality by senior BofA and US officers.

US government demands Twitter account information of WikiLeaks and followers (tags)

Following Tucson Shooting, Dissent Demonized (tags)

Following the tragic shooting in Tucson by a mentally disturbed individual, any and all anti-government speech is now being attacked by the corporate media. This sounds like an MK ULTRA CIA operation that pushes unstable individuals over the edge and causes the reactionary left to call for censorship of anti-government sentiment and ideas.

Drugging Guantanamo Detainees (tags)

more torture

‘Tama Na! Sobra Na!’ as a cry for peace (tags)

CALIFORNIA, United States—Twenty five years ago, Corazon Aquino rallied Filipinos against a despised dictatorship with the slogan, “Tama na! Sobra na! Palitan na!”—“We’ve had enough! Things have gone too far! It’s time for a change!”

Shield Act Targets First Amendment Freedoms (tags)

police state tactics

‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’: Request to Dismiss Appeals from an Uncertified Judgment, on Docket (tags)

The Motion and concomitantly filed papers have not addressed the controversial ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy itself, and have not sided with either of the parties in the case - the Log Cabin Republicans, or the US Department of Justice. Instead, the Motion has limited itself to arguments regarding the validity, or lack thereof, of the uncertified October 2010 Judgment, from which the appeals were taken. The motion has also addressed the validity, or lack thereof of the docket of the US District Court, Central District of California in the case, as a whole, and the implementation of the US District Court’s online public access and case management systems (PACER and CM/ECF).

Wikileaks SEP-ISSE Public Meetings (tags)

"The significance of the WikiLeaks exposures can be measured by the fact that the organization’s founder, Julian Assange, has faced death threats from US politicians and media figures as well as calls for his trial and execution. Assange is currently threatened with extradition to Sweden on trumped-up sex charges, while the Obama administration has labeled the WikiLeaks founder a "high-tech terrorist.” The attack on WikiLeaks and Assange poses a grave threat to democratic rights and to all those who seek to expose the crimes of the US government."

Los Angeles Superior Court - Widespread Corruption and Refusal of US DOJ to Take Action (tags)

The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, is the largest county court in the United States, with over 400 judges, serving the most populous county in the United States, with over 10 million residents. Official, expert, and media reports have documented widespread corruption of the court for over a decade, and consistent refusal of the US government to take action.

Israel's Knesset Targets Leftist Organizations (tags)

targeting dissent

PFP Candidate Dina Padilla Endorse Stewart Alexander for U.S. President (tags)

Stewart Alexander is one of us and was raised in a working family. The son of a mother that was a nurse for more than 35 years and a father that was in construction all of his life, Alexander understands the challenges that working people are faced with on a daily basis. The many challenges in his life have made him a determine advocate for working people. Let’s elect Stewart Alexander as the next President of the United States.

Psychology and the Shrinking of America (tags)

Psychology and the Shrinking of America

Alleged of Criminality by BofA and Misconduct in the State and US Courts -Robber Baron Era (tags)

Alleged of Criminality by Bank of America [NYSE:BAC], Misconduct in the State and US Courts, and Muzzled US Media Amount to a Robber Baron Revival Era.

Surgeon v LA County - Opined as elaborate Fraud on the California Courts (tags)

The case is of the highest public policy significance. It reflects the conduct in concert of the California Government of all branches in a manner that undermines the prospect of honest court services in Los Angeles County, California, for years to come.

NEW RACIST OFFENSIVE: 14 states may target birthright citizenship (tags)

In an apparent racist offensive fanned by GOP gains in the US Congress, the EPCC NEWS reported today that some states like Arizona will introduce model legislation this week to encourage states to prevent children of illegal immigrants from being granted citizenship under the 14th Amendment. The EPCC NEWS reported that some legislators t least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship.

Islamophobia in Western Media (tags)

Muslim vilification

U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander to Seek PFP Presidential Nomination (tags)

Approaching 2012, Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander is hoping to gain support from five political parties that he says will be crucial to his campaign to become president; the Peace and Freedom Party- California, Socialist Party USA, the Green Party of the United States, the Freedom Socialist Party, and the Liberty Union Party- Vermont.

URGENT INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS: JUDICIAL CORRUPTION; KOBE, JAPAN, AUGUST 5-9, 2011 (tags)

Human Rights Alert (NGO) Seeks Worldwide Submissions on JUDICIAL CORRUPTION for the 16th World Congress of the International Society for Criminology, KOBE, JAPAN, AUGUST 5-9, 2011.

Threat by US Marshals Following Request for Correction of False Docket, US Court, CA (tags)

In both threats the US Deputy Marshal Darcy Smith was employed to suppress claims of judicial corruption at the US District Court, Southern District of Californina.

Washington’s “humanitarian” war and the KLA’s crimes (tags)

"This may come as no surprise to those who have witnessed his rise from terrorist thug to head of the newly “independent” state. But what will be a shock to many is the grotesque way in the KLA helped finance its operations—by removing and selling body organs from kidnapped Serb and Kosovan Albanian civilian prisoners." "Any prosecution of the KLA was made “impossible” by Washington, which has been its main sponsor since at least 1998. Following the Bosnian war of 1995, the KLA, seeking to capitalise on popular resentment among Kosovan Albanians against the regime of Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia, pursued a strategy of destabilising Kosovo by acts of terrorism in the hope of provoking Western intervention." "US Senator Joseph Lieberman declared that “Fighting for the KLA is fighting for human rights."

Wikileaks Scandal Hits paraguayan president Fernando Lugo (tags)

Wikileaks scandal explodes in Paraguay: president Lugo is an U.S. and USAID agent

Opposition to war in Afghanistan at all-time high (tags)

"Maybe we should "be the media," I mean, help get the word out? Spread widely."

Judgment in the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy Claimed to be Invalid (tags)

In filing the papers with the US Congress, Dr Zernik alleges that conduct of Judge Virginia Phillips and Clerk Terry Nafisi undermines the Rule of Law, and with it - Civil Rights, Banking Regulation, and management of the Armed Services.

Kosovo's Prime Minister Accused of Running Human Organ, Drug Trafficking (tags)

"As and when the transplant surgeons were confirmed to be in position and ready to operate, the captives were brought out of the 'safe house' individually, summarily executed by a KLA gunman, and their corpses transported swiftly to the operating clinic." Once organs were removed from the victims they were auctioned off to the highest bidder and sold by a global trafficking ring still "operating" today.

Rising Poverty in America and Israel (tags)

mostly unreported

Will Hector Lopez be Free in Time for Midnight Mass? (tags)

Although 21-year-old Hector Lopez has reportedly been told that he can be released from a migrant detention center in Florence, AZ, he has also been advised that the paperwork for his release cannot be completed until after Christmas. But Dallas immigration advocate Ralph Isenberg is pressing for a pre-Christmas release.

NV; Fatality from Ruby Pipeline Construction (tags)

El Paso corporation's rush to complete the Ruby Pipeline in northern Nevada resulted in a worker's fatality as safety procedures were skipped and work continued despite the frigid temps and icy surfaces. The time required to complete this project is being shortened by the corporate profit motive, and the human nature to make serious mistakes is increased as workers grow weary from long hours and colder temperatures.

Spoiling for a Fight? (tags)

promoting war

Dr William S Epps, Second Baptist Church, LA, Endorsed the Petition - End Death Penalty (tags)

Given the widespread corruption of the State of California justice system, religious leaders were asked to call upon the Governor of California to initiate corrective actions.

Archbishop Jose Gomez is Asked to Endorse the Petition to End the Death Penalty in CA (tags)

Under conditions that today prevail in the justice system in Los Angeles County and California, it is inconceivable to continue with executions. California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger should stop the execution of Kevin Cooper and impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz Endorsed Petition: Stay Kevin Cooper's Execution End Death Penalty (tags)

Under conditions that today prevail in the justice system in Los Angeles County and California, it is inconceivable to continue with executions. California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger should stop the execution of Kevin Cooper and impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California.

Announcing 40 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism in Mexico, May 2011 (tags)

Ten Days of Intensive Training in Central Mexico: Video Production, Investigative & Online Reporting, and Movement Strategies for Journalists

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."

UCLA Hillel's Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller: Stay Kevin Cooper's Execution! (tags)

Under conditions that today prevail in the justice system in Los Angeles County and California, it is inconceivable to continue with executions. California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger should stop the execution of Kevin Cooper and impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California.

UCLA Hillel's Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller: Stop Kevin Cooper's Execution (tags)

Under conditions that today prevail in the justice system in Los Angeles County and California, it is inconceivable to continue with executions.

Blackwater Founder in Deal to Sell Company to LA-Based Investors (tags)

Erik D. Prince, founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, has reached a deal to sell his embattled firm to a small group of investors based in Los Angeles who have close ties to Mr. Prince, according to people briefed on the deal.

UCLA HILLEL's RABBI SEIDLER-FELLER ASKED TO JOIN THE CALL: STOP KEVIN COOPER'S EXECUTION (tags)

Under conditions that today prevail in the justice system in Los Angeles County and California, it is inconceivable to continue with executions. California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger should stop the execution of Kevin Cooper and impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California.

Will Peace Break out in the Philippines? (tags)

Will peace break out at last? Much hope has been sparked by the coming resumption of peace talks between the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the Aquino government. Undoubtedly, this optimism stems from the widespread public perception that President Benigno Aquino III is genuinely interested in ending the four-decade-long war between the NDF and the Philippine government.

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."

Log Cabin Republicans v USA – ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ - Notice of Intent to Intervene (tags)

The litigation places the spotlight on the denial of Public Access to the ‘electronic document stamps’ and thus, the question of the integrity of judicial records and processes at the US District Court, Central District of California.

‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’: US Court Clerk TERRY NAFISI Asked to Provide Judgments Attestation (tags)

The Clerk of the US Court is charged with attestation of judgments and the maintenance of honest dockets. On both accounts Clerk TERRY NAFISI was previously found at fault.

On the 69th Pearl Harbor Day, Fight Racism in the United States (tags)

The Day that will live in infamy” Today, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), AWARE and MHC marks the 69th year of the infamous Japanese fascist sneak attack on Pearl Harbor naval base in December 08, 1941 ( in the Philippines, Dec.7 Pacific Time). The public should know, that at that time the attack coincided with the bombing of the major cities of the Philippines and two days later, the Japanese invaded the country and the Philippines was involved in a colonial war not of its choosing. JFAV with People's CORE marked the day with a memorial meeting yesterday in FACLA with a private ceremonies and meeting. Scores of Filipino World War II veterans, widows and relatives as well as advocates attended the memorial.

Nine Obama Pardons Mock Equity and Justice (tags)

gross presidential hypocrisy

Human Rights Alert (NGO): US *** Stars*** and Most Read Records on the Scribd Site (tags)

Human Rights Alert (NGO) and Joseph Zernik, PhD, marked the 200,000th read on the Scribd site, launched in January 2010, by releasing the list of best read documents and most read subjects.

The persecution of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange (tags)

"The documents obtained by WikiLeaks—only a small fraction of which have been released so far—help expose what is a permanent conspiracy against the democratic rights of the world’s population: from covering up US bombings of civilians in Yemen, to working behind the scenes to obstruct the prosecution of CIA agents guilty of torture, to spying on UN officials in violation of international treaties. Those who are leading the campaign against WikiLeaks are themselves responsible for horrific atrocities. In the face of allegations from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that WikiLeaks had placed lives in danger, Assange gave an appropriate response in an interview with Time magazine. WikiLeaks, he noted, “has never caused an individual … to come to any sort of physical harm or to be wrongly imprisoned and so on. That is a record compared to the organizations that we are trying to expose who have literally been involved in the deaths of hundreds or thousands or, potentially over the course of many years, millions.”

NGO Monitor Targets Truth for Israel (tags)

Israel's war against truth

WikiLeaks cables fuel hostility to US role in Pakistan (tags)

"Indeed, another cable cites a discussion between US Vice President Joe Biden and Zardari in early 2009 in which the Pakistani president expressed his concern that the “ISI director and [Gen. Ashfaq Parvez] Kayani will take me out.” The US government apparently knew more than it was sharing with Zardari. Another cable describes a conversation held during the same period in which General Kayani told Ambassador Patterson that he “might, however reluctantly,” move to force Zardari from office. Many of the cables expose Washington and Islamabad as partners in carrying out bloody crimes and deception against the Pakistani people. As the US has stepped up its military operations in the region, dubbing its intervention the “Afpak war,” the Zardari government has attempted to assuage popular anger by posing as an opponent of US violations of Pakistani sovereignty."

The New York Times Again Censoring WikiLeaks (tags)

willful New York Times censorship

ILPS Condemns War Provocations by the US, South Korea Puppets vs DPRK (tags)

We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent and ongoing provocations being made by the US and the South Korean puppet government against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Oscar Lopez Rivera - Imprisoned for Supporting Puerto Rican Independence (tags)

another political prisoner

William Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States – Evidence of Public Corrup (tags)

Conditions that prevail at the US courts today undermine Human Rights and banking regulation, and contribute to disintegration of the frameworks of democratic government in the United States. Reform of the judiciary in the United States is also essential for addressing the current Depression.

Remembering Chalmers Ashby Johnson (8/6/31 - 11/20/10) (tags)

a powerful voice silenced

Haiti's Cholera Epidemic: Mounting Illnesses and Deaths, Inadequate Aid (tags)

Washington provided virtually no aid

Ruling on Behalf of Wall Street's "Super Rich": The Financial End Time has Arrived (tags)

"Alas, the Obama administration has backed the Geithner-Bernanke policy that “the economy” cannot recover without saving the debt overhead. The reality is that it is the debt overhead that is destroying the economy. So we are dealing with the irreconcilable fact that the Obama position threatens to lower living standards from 10% to 20% over the coming few years – making the United States look more like Greece, Ireland and Latvia than what was promised in the last presidential election. Something has to give politically if the economy is to change course. More to the point, what has to give is favoritism for Wall Street at the expense of the economy at large. What has made the U.S. economy uncompetitive is primarily the degree to which debt service has been built into the cost of living and doing business. Post-classical “junk economics” treats interest and fees as payment for the “service” for providing credit. But interest (like economic rent and monopoly price extraction) is a transfer payment to bankers with the privilege of credit creation. The beneficiaries of providing tax favoritism for debt are the super-rich at the top of the economic pyramid – the 2% whom Mr. Obama’s tax giveaway will benefit by over $700 billion. If the present direction of tax “reform” is not reversed, Mr. Obama will shed crocodile tears for the middle class as he sponsors the Deficit Reduction Commission’s program of cutting back Social Security and revenue sharing to save states and cities from defaulting on their pensions. One third of U.S. real estate already is reported to have sunk into negative equity, squeezing state and local tax collection, forcing a choice to be made between bankruptcy, debt default, or shifting the losses onto the shoulders of labor, off those of the wealthy creditor layer of the economy responsible for loading it down with debt."

“Corruption of the courts and the legal profession” in California – Questions and Response (tags)

Protesting and rebuking corruption of the courts was central to the teachings of the Hebrew prophets, and part of what made them universally admired.

Are the United States and NATO are losing the War in Afghanistan? (tags)

In this study I will examine whether NATO and the United States have failed in their War in Afghanistan against Islamic terrorism between 2001-09. To do this I will compare their objectives against measurements of effectiveness (MOE’s) as provided by both political and military sources as prescribed by the intervening forces.

HUNDREDS MARCHED FOR JUSTICE,EQUITY AND PEACE ON VETERANS DAY IN LA (tags)

The 3-mile long march began at around 10;45 Am. With the student groups like Kappa Psi Epsilon, Chi Rho , XPO, TBD, Samahang Pilipino at UCLA, Kababayan of UC Irvine. Katipunan UC Riverside, CalPoly BARKADA, FASA from CSUN, Long Beach PAC, San Marcos, Andres Bonifacio Samahan from San Diego,SDSU to mention a few leading the way. They were joined by student activist groups from Pro People Youth KMB, ANSWER-LA, BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA, EPCC, AJLPP, the EFJPP while ve veterans and widows from the Society of Guerilla and Scouts (SGS), United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV), VFP-UC Chapter, AWARE-LA, Seniors for PACE (SPACE ) rode in the vehicles. Big streamers calling for recognition, justice and equity as well as immigrant rights were very prominent. Filipino, AJLPP and KMB flags flew high and proud during the march. The youth and advocates shouted slogans all the way.

U.S. Election 2012: Defending Education, Capitalism has Failed Our Kids (tags)

Stewart Alexander says students can only enforce their demands and stop the tuition hikes by demanding radical change. “For the present, students must hold President Obama accountable. Students must also defect from the Democrats, Republicans and rightwing political candidates in 2012 and support progressive political parties and candidates; such as candidates representing the Socialist Party (SPUSA) and Green Party candidates in 2012.”

World Geopolitics and The Battle for the Mediterranean (tags)

"If one were to live in a city where the only form of employment was a coal mine and there was no means to leave the city then one would have no choice but to work at the coal mine. Control of labour movement is a cornerstone to the socio-economic objectives of the U.S., the E.U., the World Bank, and a league of associated international financial institutions (IFIs). By rendering work forces immobile in any given geographic locality the rights of employment choice and occupational alternatives are removed and a new form of monopoly is established — a forced acceptance of work on whole pools of individuals. Rising fuel prices are also adding to the erosion of mobility rights.??The security agenda behind controlling movements is heavily tied to economic objectives, as are the international disease scares like avian influenza (bird flu) and the swine flue that lock up human movement. Control of mobility in the oceans and international waters of the world is also part of this objective. The internationally illegal Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) was initiated by the U.S. government, with the support of the E.U., in 2003 as part of the “Global War on Terror.” The Proliferation Security Initiative is presented as a means to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), however it can be applied to bring about a hold over global maritime mobility. The strategy is a threat to international movement on the high seas and maritime trade. There is good reason why it is illegal under international law and the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.??Industrial De-location in the European Union and the Global Economic Crisis??This process of industrial de-location has already been underway in the E.U. for years, under which industries have been relocated to Eastern Europe and other global regions. Under this neo-liberal paradigm jobs and industries can gradually be removed from wealthier E.U. states to Southern Mediterranean nations, where cheap and immobile labour forces will be awaiting."

Shin Bet Mistreatment of Palestinian Detainees (tags)

detainees are tortured and abused

Biden/Bibi nuke war game begins with 4 real China Syndromes! (tags)

Just hours after I posted the breaking news about Saturday's surprise nuke exercise, the Indian Point nuclear power plant 24 miles from New York City was in a crisis.

ON NOV.11 IN LA: MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! (tags)

MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! Everbody is ready for the Ninth Veterans Day Protest March next Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Los Angeles! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) still calls on all community organizations, school and youth organizations in Southern California; advocates of justice and peace, veterans groups, widows and relatives of veterans to join the protest march to downtown Federal building on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The assembly area is at Search to Involve the Filipino Americans (SIPA), 3200 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 at 9;00 AM. The march route will be from Temple St right at Glendale to 2nd St to downtown Federal building at 300 Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The march will start at 10:30 AM.

Western Shoshone Visit UN for Human Rights Review (tags)

Members of the Western Shoshone Defense Project traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the human rights record of the U.S. government pertaining to indigenous peoples. Despite the Treaty of Ruby Valley (1863) signed with the Shoshone Nation and the U.S., many harmful activities have been permitted to occur on Shoshone land "Newe Sogobia" including cyanide leach pit gold mining, military weapons testing, nuclear waste disposal and now the Ruby natural gas pipeline cutting through pristine sage grouse habitat and numerous indigenous archeological sites sacred to the Shoshone and Paiute.

Obama's Fake Muslim Outreach (tags)

Obama's agenda belies his rhetoric

Open Season on Muslims in America (tags)

targeting innocent Muslims

ALL SET FOR THE 9th VETERANS DAY MARCH, NOV.11 IN LA: MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE (tags)

MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! All is set for the Ninth Veterans Day Protest March next Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Los Angeles! We in JFAV calls on all community organizations, school and youth organizations in Southern California; advocates, veterans groups, widows and relatives of veterans to join the protest march to downtown Federal building on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The assembly area is at Search to Involve the Filipino Americans (SIPA) at 9;00 Am and the march route will be from Temple St right at Glendale to 2nd St to downtown Federal building. The march will start at 10;30 AM.

America: Land of Police State Repression (tags)

targeting the vulnerable and innocent

California Attorneys Appearing in Pretense Court Proceedings: A Legal Ethics Question (tags)

California legal ethics question: What are the duties and responsibilities of an attorney when appearing in pretense court proceedings before a corrupt judge? – Correspondence with a California Attorney.

Green U.S. Senate Candidate: We Need a Single-Payer "Medicare-for-all" Health Care System (tags)

"The so-called 'health care reform' bill signed into law by Democratic President Barack Obama earlier this year was in reality a thinly-disguised scheme to bailout Wall Street billionaires who made huge investments in private health insurance companies that lately had been experiencing a decline in revenues as a result of a rapidly shrinking customer base."

Computer Fraud Opined in the Online Public Access and Case Management Systems of US Courts (tags)

Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the UN Human Rights Council, was incorporated in the official staff report with reference to "corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California". Two papers on the matter were also recently published in a peer reviewed international computer science journal. The current paper expanded on the role of the US courts computer systems in enabling the "corruption".

Farooque Ahmed: Entrapped by an FBI Sting (tags)

more evidence of US lawlessness

A `Dumb War': Taking Stock of the Iraq Invasion (tags)

With its invasion of Iraq, the United States rid the Iraqi people of a tyrant. But it also broke the law and destroyed tens of thousands of lives. With the release of close to 400,000 Iraq logs by WikiLeaks and the coming publication of George W. Bush's memoir, it is time to take stock of a war that was catastrophic for Iraq and America's standing in the world.

JFAV MARKS 66th LEYTE LANDING OCT 20, 1944 , NATIOWIDE WIDE (tags)

Instead of the traditional ceremonies, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) marked the 66th year of the Leyte Landing, October 20, 1944 with a flurry of activities. - In the Pacific Northwest, in Seattle, Washington, veterans and widows marked the date with a series of meetings with the lawyers and advocates –The Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW) ANSWER-Seattle and the Veterans for Peace. On October 22, more than 300 participated with the meeting with Congressman Mcdermmot. Widows, veterans and lawyers were present in the meeting and expressed support for the civil suit filed by JFAV in San Francisco last October 8, 2010

NDFP-GRP RESUMES PEACE TALKS AFTER 24 YEARS (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States expressed elation over the supposed resumption of peace negotiations between the NDFP and the GRP. The Alliance-Philippines is happy that after 24 years and four different sets of government from Aquino to Arroyo negotiating panels, the 3-month-old Aquino administration Thursday signaled its readiness to talk peace with communist rebels, hoping that a political settlement of the 41-year-old insurgency will finally be forged under its watch.

Green U.S. Senate Candidate Calls For Ending All U.S. Military and Economic Aid To Israel (tags)

“I call for ending all U.S. military and economic aid to Israel because I believe it to be morally wrong for taxpayers to continue financing this nation’s acts of state-sponsored terrorism against the Palestinian people. The $3 billion we give to this country each year would be better spent dealing with serious problems we face here at home, such as growing unemployment."

EPCC NEWS October 18, 2010 RP NURSES JOBS ON THE DECLINE IN THE US Los Angeles- The EPCC (tags)

The EPCC NEWS Reported today that number of Filipino nurses aspiring to practice their profession in the United States continued to drop year-on-year in the third quarter, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said over the weekend. In a news release, TUCP secretary-general and former senator Ernesto Herrera said only 2,227 Filipino nurses took the US NCLEX for the first time from July to September, down 38 percent or 1,355 fewer compared to the 3,582 in the same three-month period in 2009.

PLM statement on Philippine President's 100 days in office (tags)

Failure of Leadership Marks P-Noy’s 100 Days in Office President Noynoy Aquino’s first 100 days in office accentuated the problem we will be facing under the six-year term of the new administration: an incompetent leadership that lacks political will to carry through changes in the government and in society at large.

New War Rumors: U.S. Plans To Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal (tags)

"“The free-wheeling access to US covert military and intelligence operatives, both officials and private contractors, is another destabilising factor that we seem to be unable or unwilling to check. And now there are the NATO incursions into our territory and targeting of even our military personnel, which shows how servile a state we are living in at present. [10] As the war in Afghanistan, the largest and longest in the world, proceeds with record casualties among civilians and combatants alike on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border, plans are afoot to further expand the war into Pakistan and to threaten Iran as well. Comparisons to Washington’s war in Indochina have been mentioned. [11] But Pakistan with its 180 million people and nuclear weapons is not Cambodia and Iran with its population of over 70 million is not Laos."

Some Smokers are Butting Out of the Storm Drains (tags)

Some people in L.A. are working to reduce the amount of cigarette stubs that pollute and poison our oceans.

Sarah Davis: Midwife, Alternative Health Advocate, Activist (tags)

Sarah Davis got into midwifery as a career when she was writing a college paper on midwives in the African-American community — and was startled that midwifery wasn't just an historical relic but a living cultural and health-care tradition. She practices out of a birth center in Chula Vista and finds being a midwife by profession fits in with also being an alternative health advocate and a Left political activist convinced that Western medicine in general, and its treatment of pregnancy in particular, systematically disempowers women.

North Koreans celebrate newly anointed Kim Jong Eun (tags)

A military parade marks the 65th anniversary of the ruling Worker's Party and honors the successor to Kim Jong Il.

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 !

Green U.S. Senate Candidate: End Overseas Wars to Pay for Tuition-Free Higher Education (tags)

"If elected to the U.S. Senate, I will introduce legislation to establish a nationwide program to fully guarantee that every high school graduate living within the United States--regardless of immigration status--is eligible to receive a tuition-free education at a public college, university, or technical trade school of their choosing. We can pay for this program by immediately withdrawing all U.S. troops, private mercenaries, and independent contractors from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan."

The Selling of the Woodrow Wilson Center (tags)

The DC-based Woodrow Wilson Center, established by Congress, has sold out to corporate America and political interests. Its president, former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton, has questionable corporate links.

Ecuador's Correa Haunted by Honduras (tags)

"The co-ordinated actions in various cities, the takeover of Quito's airport by a section of the armed forces – all this indicated a planned coup attempt."

Kick It Like Roosevelt (tags)

The October 2 "One Nation" demonstration in Washington DC is a call for government job creation in the face of mass unemployment and human pain. FDR's creation of 4 million jobs within 4 months is an example of government responding to crisis.

The Road to World War III - The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to Play (tags)

"The global elite have consistently used a strategy of arming and funding both sides of armed conflicts. While opposing populations kill each other off, they make off with their natural resources. When they confront a government that cannot be bribed or provoked into civil or regional war, they fund brutal death squads, attempt military coups and intimidate them by giving weapons to undemocratic neighboring regimes. If all that doesn’t work, they are declared a threat to national security and the US military, private contractors and NATO forces invade and occupy the country. These terrorist strategies are not limited to the Middle East and Africa, just ask our neighbors throughout Latin America about the School of the Americas. Contrary to popular belief, the horrendous torture techniques inflicted upon people in Abu Ghraib, Iraq were not an isolated incident. Many of those brutal torture techniques were developed over years by torturing innocent civilians throughout Latin America."

Obama's Justice Dept's Forbidden Words & Spying on Skype, Facebook, Blackberry (tags)

The forbidden fruit always tastes the best, and here are Obama's Justice Dept's forbidden words that were the basis for the latest invasion of peace activists' homes and grand jury subpoenas: PALESTINE, SOCIALISM, CLASS STRUGGLE, IMPERIALISM, REVOLUTION, MARXISM, TROTSKYISM. Learn those words early and repeat them loudly everywhere.

THE NEW GEORGE BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE ~ ELITE'S CORRUPTED 911 AMERICAN ELECTION SCHEME .... (tags)

THIS WELL PLANNED SCHEME OF THIS BEHIND THE SCENE CABAL OF WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRES HAS UNLEASHED A FRONTAL ATTACK ON OUR WHOLE AMERICAN ELECTIVE PROCESS.

Obama's Justice Dept Attacks Peace Groups as "Terrorist" (tags)

Under Democrat Harry Truman, it was the Communist bogeyman that was used to destroy the Left that had built the labor movement; today Democrat Barack Obama uses the terrorist bogeyman to try to destroy the peace movement, both actions for the same goals: To maximize the profits of the capitalist class. Here is the news from Twin Cities and Chicago Indymedia of FBI terrorism across the country.

'Special Relationship With Israel' (tags)

“Contrary to the long-standing, official U.S. position, fewer than half of Americans show a readiness to defend Israel even against an unprovoked attack by a neighbor. Asked whether they would favor using U.S. troops in the event that Israel were attacked by a neighbor, only 47 percent say they would favor doing so, while 50 percent say they would oppose it …

When All Else Fails – Give Them False Hope (tags)

For years and years two wealthy businessmen have worked hard to get policies instituted regarding limiting the scope of the American government. Their business was and still is what Forbes ranks the second largest company in the nation. The policies they have been working on seem to coincide with their business interests. It is a business they inherited in 1967 and worked hard to expand beyond anything their father imagined.

Aafia Siddiqui Sentenced: A Grievous Miscarriage of Justice (tags)

an innocent woman sentenced

END OF USA TERROR ON WORLD (tags)

The time to stop the USA's war on the people is now; here is the way to begin.

Growing Poverty in America (tags)

exponentially rising numbers

The Political Consequences of Stagnation (tags)

My apologies to T. S. Eliot, but September, not April, is the cruelest month. Before 9/11/2001, there was 9/11/1973, when Gen. Pinochet toppled the Allende government in Chile and ushered in a 17-year reign of terror. More recently, on 9/15/2008, Lehman Brothers went bust and torpedoed the global economy, turning what had been a Wall Street crisis into a near-death experience for the global financial system.

"Americans mispercieve the world and their role in its evolution" (tags)

"The bedrock assumption to which all of official Washington adheres, liberal Democrats no less than conservative Republicans, is that the United States itself constitutes the axis around which history turns. We define the future..."

Firefight: BP agents fired upon on U.S. Mexican border (tags)

Inside sources say the illegal aliens were smuggling drugs and were armed with AK-47s. Once the Border Patrol arrived on the scene the illegals fired their weapons and BP agents returned fire.

9/11 Documentary; "Who Killed John O'Neill?" (tags)

This 9/11, people will be asking more questions about prior knowledge and possible complicity within the GW Bush regime with the 9/11 Saudi hijackers. One question is also the title of an informative documentary, "Who Killed John O'Neill?", detailing events from before 9/11 when FBI agent John O'Neill repeatedly warned of impending attacks. Yet despite all his important work he was demoted and eventually worked at the WTC building, where he died on 9/11/01.

A response to the recent actions in the Puget Sound against the police (tags)

This text is written from an anarchist analysis in response to the demo in Seattle, which was for five murders (now six) committed by the police in the general Puget Sound area. The text here is seen as more of a drawing of points for a larger discussion to occur on the very idea of the police, their role, place in society, and a strategy of how to act next:

Der Zor Diary: A Pilgrimage to the Killing Fields of the Armenian Genocide (tags)

How could I let our ancestors know that the Armenian soul and our dreams of liberty, even in exile, did not die with them?

BUSH JR & KARL ROVE R CALLING IN MARKERS 4 POLITICAL & CRIMINAL PUBLIC RELATIONS COVER.... (tags)

DO NOT EXPECT TONY BLAIR OR GEORGE BUSH JR 2 SPEAK ILL OF EACH~OTHER STUPID ...

U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Says Ben Bernanke Should Resign (tags)

U.S. Socialist Stewart Alexander says, “Bernanke’s speech and response to the U.S. economic crisis has revealed that Chairman Bernanke has failed in his responsibility to the nation and should resign. While providing future guarantees to Wall Street, Bernanke’s message only provided optimistic illusions for the tens of millions of working people that are struggling nationwide.”

Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America (tags)

America on a fast track toward despotism

KARL ROVE~GEORGE BUSH JR TARP BAILOUT PONZI SCHEME$=U.S.POLITICO ADS THIS ELECTION CYCLE ! (tags)

THEY STOLE BILLION$ IN U.S.TAXPAYERS TARP BAILOUT PONZI SCHEME MONIES & NOW CAN EVEN BE LEGAL TO BUY POLITICAL AD$ WITH THI$ STOLEN ~ BORROWED TAXPAYERS $...

Israel Threatens War with Lebanon (tags)

more evidence of a pariah Israeli state

Yale University's Pro-Israeli, Anti-Islamic Conference (tags)

hate and bigotry on display at Yale

Honor our Heroes, Celebrate their Greatness on Aug. 30 at SIPA (tags)

Honor our Heroes, Celebrate their Greatness The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and Search to Involve the Pilipino Americans (SIPA) cordially invite the public for their very first Philippine National Heroes Day Celebration in the United States on Monday, August 30, 2010. The commemorative event will be held on Monday, August 30, 2010 at the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) Community Hall, 3200 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 around 6;30 PM.

THEIR COMING 2 TAKE AWAY YOUR ABORTION & SAME SEX MARRIAGE RIGHTS little u.s. voters .... (tags)

BET YOUR SWEET BIPPY THAT MUCH OF THIS BUSH~ROVE $750 BILLION TARP WALL STREET~ BANKERS PONZI $$ ARE ALSO IN THIS KARL ROVE ELITE BILLIONAIRE'S ELECTION FUNDING...

US Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Dismisses Obama’s Jobless Recovery (tags)

Alexander says financing the war and the U.S. occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan is costing U.S. jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars that could be used to rebuild and repair our nation’s infrastructure; “The war and occupation is taking the U.S. economy into a full scale depression.”

George Buffy's Farewell to the Wilderness (tags)

George Duffy was a wilderness hero, a U. S. Forest Service employee and tireless advocate for the environment and for the wilderness who worked (and at times bled green) within the system for the safety of the Angeles National Forest that he was charged with protecting. With his retirement and now his death it is sad to see a staunch advocate of what is wild fall by the wayside. Farewell, George, your friends, family, and the forest creatures who knew you will miss you.

Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears (tags)

Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears

Free College Grants and Tuition Opportunities (tags)

The federal government is putting more money into the hands of college students than ever before and much of the impetus behind it is the No Child Left Behind Act. The measures help to assure that more primary and secondary schools are held accountable for making sure kids get the attention and education they deserve without prejudices. Which means a much higher percentage of high school students are earning diplomas. More students stand a chance of attending college when the right financial and social resources are available to them along with educators with the know-how and experience to guide them to the right academic and career choices.

Zenger’s Newsmagazine Editorial on Proposition 8 Decision (tags)

Written before the most recent development in the federal case challenging Proposition 8 — the good-news, bad-news decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to delay same-sex marriages in California until at least December, but also to consider the all-important issue of whether the supporters of Proposition 8 even have legal standing to appeal — this editorial from the summer 2010 print edition of Zenger's Newsmagazine shows what a roller-coaster this issue has been and how the Queer community needs to be militant and ready for a long-term battle for full equality before the law, including marriage rights.

Why Zionism Will Loose the PR War (tags)

Even as Judeo-Christianity engages a new series of crusades on Islamism, in which case the intermediate outcomes could be very devastating for the world at large, still in the long run Abrahamic Religions, that is Judaism, Christianity, and Islamism, that is, their authoritarian ego psychology will little matter.

Prohibition of Interest in Islamic Finance (tags)

Since the early 70s, Islamic economics was introduced to world of finance as a new instrument, whose purpose was to follow an economic system based on Islamic Shari'a or the law of Islam. One of the main elements of the system is the prohibition on interest rates.

Prohibition of Interest in Islamic Banking and Finance (tags)

Since the early 70s, Islamic economics was introduced to world of finance as a new instrument, whose purpose was to follow an economic system based on Islamic Shari'a or the law of Islam. One of the main elements of the system is the prohibition on interest rates.

Top Serect - 2 Long but interesting articles on the NSA along with waste and bureaucray (tags)

Top Secret - 2 long but interesting articles from the Washington post on the NSA and the mind numbing bureaucracy and waste that goes on there. If you don't have time stash these two article off some where and read them later.

Prison Abolition In Practice --Part two of an interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)

Let’s get rid of prison rape. Let’s reinstitute rehabilitation. Let’s repeal certain draconian sentencing laws. All good and essential ideas. But very little – in some cases, nothing - will fundamentally change unless those ideas, and more, are advanced within a strategic framework of abolition.

AFP Launches the biggest military offensive in the Philippines (tags)

"When they (the reactionaries) speak of peace, they wage war." The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States expressed its utmost concern about the intention of the newly installed US-Aquino Regime as the AFP launched its biggest general offensive in Mindanao. The AJLPP learned that Jorge Madlos of the NDF-Mindanao said; " All the four divisions under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) based in Mindanao are currently conducting massive and widespread military operations against the revolutionary forces in all the five NPA regions in the whole island, particularly more intense in the Southern Mindanao Region."

THE BUSH TARP PONZI SCHEME= TAKE ALL RESOURCES POLITELY... (tags)

WHEN OUR little American tax payer FUNDS WIND UP IN ELITE'S DEEP POCKETS IT'S TIME 4 ANOTHER PYONY 2+ TRILLION $$ BUSH ELITE BILLIONAIRE TAX CUT & TAX ESTATE ABATEMENT...

Emergency Senate spending bill approved $600M for Border protection (tags)

The new legislation if approved by the House and Senate committee's will include $176 million for 1,000 new border patrol agents to form a new and bigger task strike force to be deployed at critical choke points of the Mexican Drug Cartels smuggling corridors along the border and inland, that are used to bring drugs, undocumented immigrants and possible terrorist into this country.

THE FICTION OF FREEDOM IN AMERICA (tags)

The servants of these investors and money "managers," like corporate executives and our elected - excuse the expression -representatives, look from the side, taking a payoff, as we get economically raped. This is designed to prevent wage "inflation" (that's a raise in the minimum, or any other, wage) by keeping unemployment high,

Court ruling online: Gay & Interracial Marriage Issues the Same (tags)

The Court ruling at https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov/cand/09cv2292/files/09cv2292-ORDER.pdf is a history lesson that makes it clear that the fight over gay marriage is the same as the fight over interracial marriage and that religion has no place in our secular Constitution. In 1948, California legalized interracial marriage; in 1967 the US Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage. The hysteria over children and preserving marriage was the same for interracial marriage as it is for gay marriage. The backers of Proposition 8 are clearly religious idiots trying to turn back the clock of history. Judge Walker's stay of his own ruling pending appeal should be lifted immediately so gay marriages can proceed in California immediately.

Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran and Israel Mental (tags)

"The Israeli elite miscalculated utterly, and no mad scramble to control the damage will undo the deed or erase its consequences. Like the South African apartheid regime of the time, and segregation in the U.S., Israel’s 60-plus-year-old policy of discrimination, oppression, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is finally being acknowledged worldwide as a moral obscenity that can no longer be tolerated."

W Bush's,Barack Obama's Mass Murderer Robert Gates Says Wikileaks Has 'Blood On Its Hands' (tags)

If anyone can prove that WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange HAS EVER SHAKEN HANDS WITH EITHER BARACK OSAMA OBAMA OR HIS AND W BUSH'S SECRETARY OF WAR FRAUD ROBERT GATES,THEN HE SHOULD LOOK CLOSELY - THERE MAY LITERALLY BE BLOOD ON HIS HANDS JUST AS GATES CLAIMS !

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.

Mexican Drug Cartels operating in the U.S. through street gangs (tags)

Mexican Drug Cartels have reached across the international border into the United States to kill people including Americans and their reach extends North, East and West across our nation. MDC’S have ordered the killings of drug dealers, American gang members, U.S. Consulate employees, a Detention Officer with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, DEA agent, ICE informant and U.S. Military personal. MDC’S are also responsible for many kidnapping’s of Americans on American soil and have taken Americans to Mexico to be tortured, maimed and murdered, with very little or no retaliation from the U.S. Government.

22 Statistics (tags)

We urgently need alternatives to a future of stagnation and deficits. The community centers in Vancouver B.C. have a multiplier effect as surrogate counseling and class possibilities. Social justice, solidarity and sharing open doors.

Obama Preparing to Attack Iran (tags)

f"Obama campaigned for the presidency quite explicitly as a warmonger in regards to Afghanistan, although his constant claim to have opposed the Iraq war left many voters with the false impression that he was less bellicose than Bush. In reality, Obama was always adamant about his desire to bomb and invade Pakistan in pursuit of the phantomatic “Osama bin Laden.” Barone comments: ‘It would be ironic if the professorial Barack Obama launches a military attack when his supposedly cowboy predecessor George W. Bush declined to do so….But I take it seriously when … nonhawks Joe Klein and Walter Russell Meade say Obama might bomb Iran."

Growing Health Crisis in the Gulf (tags)

criminal negligence at fault

We Stand With Bradley Manning (tags)

"865 Fri Jul 23 13:23:58 EDT 2010 Darlene Wallach Justice for Palestinians Bradley Manning is a courageous hero for doing what is right! Free Bradley Manning. Arrest, indict, prosecute the real war criminals the Bush administrationl, the Obama administration, all members of congress."

PCORE /JFAV Community Forum on July 26, 2010 at the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC) (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) marks the 69th year of the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) Day, July 26, 1941 with a community forum. The commemorative event will be held on Monday , July 26, 2010 at the Silver Lake Medical Center ground floor at the Cafeteria at 1711 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 around 5;00 PM. The community forum will also discuss People’s CORE Smoke Free Apartment Project and issues about the veterans equity.

COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two --An interview with Michael Richardson (tags)

In 2007, veteran journalist Michael Richardson began writing a series of articles for OpEdNews.com about Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa, who are two Black Panther political prisoners known as the Omaha Two. Richardson argues that they were framed for the 1970 murder of a policeman as part of the FBI’s notorious counterintelligence program, dubbed “COINTELPRO.”

CALL OUT: HOW TO MAKE TROUBLE AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE- U.S. EDITION (tags)

Call out for images and stories about innovative and satirical political pranks, scams, street art and direct action from the U.S.

Darkness in America: Lynne Stewart's Resentencing (tags)

Lynne's shocking resentencing

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.

Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet (tags)

Internet threatened

Police Brutality in America (tags)

state terrorism against minorities and Muslims

Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex --An interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)

Focusing on the prison abolitionist movement, we interview two co-editors of an exciting new series at Daily Kos, called Criminal InJustice Kos, a weekly series "devoted to exploring the myths of 'crime', 'criminals', and criminal justice and the intersection of race/ethnicity/class/gender/sexuality/age/disability in policing and punishment. Criminal Injustice Kos is committed to furthering action towards reducing inequity in the US criminal justice system." Look for Criminal InJustice Kos every Wednesday at 6 pm CST.

The Lotus Festival Minus the Fireworks. And the Lotus (tags)

If you want an example on how the City and the Mayor of Los Angeles treats the Asian Americans just look at the Lotus Festival last July 10-11, 2010 in Echo Park. The Lotus Festival is taunted to be the Los Angeles’ annual tribute to cross-cultural Asian heritage. This year it reemerged in Echo Park this weekend after a one-year hiatus but still without one significant participant — the lotuses. What Kind of Tribute? The 32-year-old festival has grown over the years from a modest one-day event to a weekend-long extravaganza that has attracted as many as 150,000 people. This year, organizers said they expected roughly 30,000 visitors. Formerly the City of Los Angeles is responsible for the Festival started by API non-profits. But last year it was canceled. They say due to lack of funds and the city's budget problems. But the question asked is that why did the city did not cancel the CInco De Mayo or the Broadway Festival? IS there money for Latinos but not for Asians.?

Why Debate the War? The Real Reason We Are in Afghanistan (tags)

"The president succumbed to the dominant assumptions of the last two decades... Our think tanks and governments have also developed their own metaphysical structures, labeling them "failed states," or "counter-insurgency.."

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.

Erich Fromm and His Proposal for a Basic Income (tags)

Philosopher and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm never abandoned his vision of a humanist non-estranged society where persons were not commodified or mere goods producers. His book "Having or Being" was written at age 76.

The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order (tags)

"The global debt crisis, which is beginning in Greece, and spreading throughout the euro-zone economies of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and ultimately the entire EU, will further consume the UK, Japan and go all the way to America.[50] This will be a truly global debt crisis. Government measures to address the issue of debt focus on the implementation of ‘fiscal austerity measures’ to reduce the debt burdens and make interest payments on their debts. ‘Fiscal austerity’ is a vague term that in actuality refers to cutting social spending and increasing taxes. The effect this has is that the public sector is devastated, as all assets are privatized, public workers are fired en masse, unemployment becomes rampant, health and education disappear, taxes rise dramatically, and currencies are devalued to make all assets cheaper for international corporations and banks to buy up, while internally causing inflation – dramatically increasing the costs of fuel and food. In short, ‘fiscal austerity’ implies ‘social destruction’ as the social foundations of nations and peoples are pulled out from under them. States then become despotic and oppress the people, who naturally revolt against ‘austerity’: the sterilization of society."

THE TALES OF TWO FAMILIES; PAKISTAN AND THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

It is interesting to study the tale of two political families in Asia. One in Pakistan. The other is the Philippines. The present president of Pakistan is the husband of martyr president Benazir Bhutto- Asif Ali Zardani while in the Philippines, the upcoming president is the son of the former president, Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

Child Homelessness in America (tags)

worsening because Washington ignores it

Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack on Freedom Flotilla (tags)

Are you still registered Democrat instead of the pro-Palestinian Peace & Freedom Party or Green Party? The Democratic Party has come out in full force in support of the massacre of 15 members of the Freedom Flotilla, with 9 officially dead and 6 missing, reported thrown overboard by Israel's military, at US taxpayer expense. Here are the statements of the latest Democrats, defending Israel, after Democratic Vice President Joe Biden did the same, and the Republicans also do the same as both are 100% pro-Israel at all levels of office. And Critical Resistance's smuggled video is also here, showing the peaceful nature of the flotilla members.

Mexican hostility toward U.S. Border Patrol (tags)

Hostility against U.S. Border Patrol is spreading across Mexico over the recently alleged illegal deaths of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez by a U.S. border agent, (name withhold) which followed the May 28 death of Anastasio Hernández Rojas, a 42-year-old Mexican national who died after U.S. border agents used a stun gun against him as he reportedly resisted deportation near San Diego.

Commemorate the 112th Independence Day, Continue on the People's Struggle for Systemic Cha (tags)

Commemorate the 112th Independence Day, Continue on the People's Struggle for Systemic Change

Was the Obama Administration involved in the Planning of the Israeli Attack (tags)

"The Israeli Navy Commando had prior knowledge of who was on the Turkish ship including where passengers were residing in terms of cabin layout. According to Swedish author Henning Mankell, who was on board the Marmara , "the Israeli forces attacked sleeping civilians."

Colorado Gives Marijuana Dispensaries Legal Status (tags)

Governor Signs Regulations for State’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Key US City Acts to Avoid 'Dirty' Tar Sands Fuel (tags)

Press Release

North Korean Ship Sinking: Another False Flag? (tags)

Washington, not N. Korea the likely suspect

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.

The Politics of FASCISM and IMMIGRANT BASHING (tags)

Grassroots KPFK Presents Forum and Panel Discussion The Politics of FASCISM and IMMIGRANT BASHING

Stand Up for Local Media! Stop the Comcast/NBC Merger. (tags)

A Comcast takeover of NBC would mean higher prices, fewer choices, and could spark a wave of new media mergers. It would give one company too much control of what we can watch and how we can watch it.

THE EPCC SUPPORTS THE FIGHT FOR SAN ROQUE, CONDEMNS THE NORTH TRIANGLE PARK PROJECT IN MET (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in the United States condemns the P3 billion Quezon City Central Business District (QCCBD) project of the than World Bank itself. From its early inception WB has sold the idea of QCCBD as the mecca of new and forward looking economic development within Metro Manila area and outlying regions. Generally dubbed as a mixed-use commercial/residential/recreational district - the 250 hectare Triangle Park project will displace 16,000 poor families. Ironically the 37 hectare property where San Roque is nestled belongs to the National Housing Authority of the Philippines and is leased to Robinsons Land Corporation - one of the biggest mall and residential developer in the Philippines.

A Post-Sentencing Statement From Dave Solidarity (tags)

On June 1, I was sentenced to a 1 month stay in a Federal Prison, starting June 22nd, after being convicted of a 'violation of the terms of my supervised release.' To give a little bit of background, in 2006, I was convicted of damaging United States property' after setting fire to an Army recruiting center in the Bronx, and served 6 months in a federal prison, followed by 3 years of 'supervised release.' Last year, a few months before this term of supervised release was set to expire, I was arrested outside of the second occupation of the New School, and charged with assaulting an officer, rioting, resisting arrest and maybe a couple other things.

Israel's New Initiative: Barbarism and Piracy at Sea (tags)

more Israeli crimes against humanity

Complete Interview Transcript with Richard Falk from May 31st 2010 (tags)

DB "The Israelis say that these commandos who they say were armed with hand guns and paint guns were only defending themselves from armed and dangerous attacks by people on the boat. Your response to that? RF: There are two lines of response, and this is an area where the facts are contested and difficult to disentangle at this stage. The witnesses on the boats themselves, particularly the Turkish boats where most of the violence took place, claim that the commandos landed shooting, and that it was only after the initiation of that violence that there was some attempt at defense on the basis of very contrived and primitive weapons, as opposed to the kind of weaponry that the Israeli commandos were carrying. Beyond that, it’s fairly clear if unlawful attack of a vessel on the high seas is occurring, the passengers on that ship have some sort of right to self defense. So that’s one aspect of it. The second aspect is that even if there was some kind of defensive violence on the ship, that’s no excuse for an unprovoked attack carried out in this manner. If Israel didn’t want the ships to go to Gaza, they could have diverted them, and if they did what the other boats did in the Freedom Flotilla, except for the larger Turkish one, it seems pretty clear that this was a deliberate attack designed, I suppose, to punish the effort to carry out this humanitarian mission, which would obviously have disclosed the brutality of the blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has gone on now for almost three years. The Israeli arguments are not really seriously plausible. Given the overall circumstances it’s very difficult to give them any kind of serious credibility, and this seems to me to be as clear a violation of international humanitarian law, international law of the seas, and international criminal law, as we’re likely to see in the early part of the twenty-first century." RF

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.

HUNDREDS PROTESTS ISRAEL'S GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY IN LA (tags)

More than three hundred protestors turned out in an emergency protest action called by ANSWER-LA at the Zionist consulate in Los Angeles, afternoon of Memorial Day, May 31. An Al Awda Speaker said: " There is only one Al Awda, we will never abandon our right to return." He also proclaimed that " We are all Palestinians!"

The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incident (tags)

"Defense Ministry officials added that they had not detected any North Korean submarines in the area at the time of the incident. (4) According to Lee, “We didn’t detect any movement by North Korean submarines near” the area where the Cheonan went down."

NO TO ANOTHER WAR IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA, NO TO BRINKMASNHIP. (tags)

As Asian-Americans and speaking in behalf of the progressive Filipino-American community, the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) expresses serious concern over the crisis in the Korean Peninsula. The People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (DRPK) or the North Korea ( as the US wants to call it) said Tuesday it was severing all relations with South Korea and cutting communications links in protest at claims that it had sunk one of Seoul's warships.

The Jena Generation --An interview with Jordan Flaherty (tags)

If this city is going to recover, the first step is getting out the truth that New Orleans is not okay. Most of the country believes either that New Orleans has been rebuilt, or that, if not, it’s because people here are lazy and/or corrupt and wasted the nation’s generous assistance. But New Orleans is still a city in crisis. The oft-promised aid, whether from FEMA or various federal and private agencies, has not arrived.

IRAN & AMERICA BOTH JUST MIGHT NEED 2 LOOK INTO EACH OTHERS EYES ??? (tags)

THIS NEW AND CHANGING WORLD REQUIRES ALL COUNTRIES TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER DIRECTLY FACE TO FACE !

US Envoy Meets Aquino , Vows To Cooperate with new RP leader (tags)

The United States has virtually acknowledged Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino as the country’s new President after its top envoy to Manila met with the presidential frontrunner yesterday. During the meeting, US Ambassador Harry Thomas conveyed to Aquino Washington’s satisfaction over the generally smooth conduct of the Philippines’ first-ever automated polls last May 10 where the Liberal Party candidate emerged as the apparent winner in the presidential race.

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

UPDATE - Ant-Fascist Rally in Riverisde (Memorial Weekend) (tags)

The previous post had the INCORRECT date. The date for this event is MAY 29th, **NOT** May 22nd.

Imprisoning Children for Life (tags)

only America and Israel do it

Anti-Fascist Rally in Riverside, CA (tags)

Stop the Black Market Sales of AIDS/HIV Medicine. Please Sign The Petition! (tags)

Leaked Email. “there is a major black market scam being worked on the $30 million a year in HIV/AIDS drugs we finance... I could easily name the in-house folks but my lips are sealed.” Carol Payne Flavell, Administrative Employee of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Presidential Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR). Sign

Using Alleged Terrorism to Escalate Wars and Homeland Repression (tags)

NY bomb incident may unleash a wave of homeland repression

Open Letter from the Internationalist Group to the Spartacist League and ICL (tags)

The Spartacist League/U.S. and the International Communist League it leads are in deep political trouble. On April 27, the International Executive Committee of the ICL issued a statement “Repudiating Our Position on Haiti Earthquake,” headlined “A Capitulation to U.S. Imperialism.” After three months of “zealous apologies for the U.S. imperialist military intervention” in the name of humanitarian aid, the ICL suddenly declared that this was a fundamental “betrayal” and the Internationalist Group had been right all along in demanding U.S./U.N. troops out. While agreeing with the IG’s characterization of the ICL’s policy as “social-imperialist”and calling for a “savage indictment” of its own line, the ICL’s explanation for this betrayal – failure to have a formal discussion – doesn’t answer how an entire organization which proclaims itself revolutionary Marxist and Trotskyist could swallow this support for imperialism for months. Its origins can be found in years of capitulation to U.S. imperialism, notably by abandoning the call for its defeat in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The Open Letter by the Internationalist Group urges those in the ICL who do not wish to continue gyrating in centrist confusion to examine the real record of their organization’s adaptations and capitulations to “its own” bourgeoisie over the past years.

5/13 CA State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Leonard Martin Backs LA Court (tags)

Leonard Martin, the only candidate for CA State Superinendent For Public Instruction opposing charter schools is backing a law suit against the illegal establishment by the LA Unified School District of Birmingham High School in Los Angeles and will attend the court hearing on May 13.

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.

fbi and University Texas In Illegal Collusion (tags)

fbi and University of Texas in colluusion seek a way to unlawfully arrest the Target. (portland indymedia prevents this publication)

The Angola Three: 38 Years in Prison Hell (tags)

focusing on America's gulag

Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (tags)

Israel violates laws it's sworn to uphold

New York Car Bomb Incident: Another False Flag? (tags)

Another suspicious false flag possibility

The Economics Behind Immigration Reform (tags)

How convenient for Goldman Sachs. Just as most working people were demanding that the Goldman bosses and other Wall Street criminals either be massively fined, jailed or worse, the nation’s attention is suddenly forced to react to the racist immigration law in Arizona. And although the two incidents are not directly related, they represent a trend that is likely to increase in the months and years ahead.

US-WIDE MAY DAY MARCH/RALLIES TO DEFEND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS, A RESOUNDING SUCCESS (tags)

May Day in the United States was day for workers and immigrants! More than 500,000 people protested and filled the streets of LA and other 75 other US Cities in their hundreds of thousands. One of the rally organizers, ANSWER-LA, TV Channel 54 and 62 estimates the crowd as high as 250,000 while the LAPD has a low estimate of 60,000.

Rush Is Right about a BP Horizon Terror Attack (tags)

Rush Limbaugh, the superstar of right-wing talk radio, has always been quick to savage conspiracy theories. On Thursday though he revealed his own.

KARAPATAN PARA SA LAHAT, LUMAHOK SA MARTSA/RALI SA MAYO UNO (tags)

WORKERS RIGHTS ARE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! Diverse immigrant rights groups all over the United States will come out in a united full force for an all-out drive to push genuine immigration reform in 2010. In almost all major cities of the United States, immigrant rights groups led the labor unions, immigrant rights advocates and anti-war and racism forces like the International ANSWER Coalition will hold march and rallies for full immigrant rights and to commemorate International Workers Day. --For the first time after more than four years, all the immigrant rights groups will march together as one. The marches and rallies have been disunited and at least 4-5 immigrant groups hold their rallies separately since 2006.

RP Elections Update, May 2010 (tags)

With eleven days to the election day in the Philippines, the campaign heats up to the finish in the United States. - In Los Angeles, the BANTAY PILIPINAS, an election watch dog for the Philippines, held a forum debate last April 21 in Kapistahan Grill in Historic Filipinotown attended by spokespersons of the candidates. The debate was very civil but was heated. More than a hundred people attended the forum. The Villar camp was represented by Bobby Reyes, Teodoro by muralist Eliseo Art Silva, Eddie Villanueva by union leader Jay Valencia and Linda Cross, Aquino by Atty. Terry Herrera and Binay by Errol Santos. The moderators for the event was Austin Baul and Cheryl Zarate ably assisted by Cory Esguerra, Cilla Esguerra, Emily Chan and Wendy Natividad.

Clarifying Remarks On The International Anarchist Conspiracy (tags)

Read below

FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! ALL OUT FOR MAY 1 (tags)

WORKERS RIGHTS ARE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! Diverse immigrant rights groups all over the United States will come out in a united full force for an all-out drive to push genuine immigration reform in 2010. In almost all major cities of the United States, immigrant rights groups led the labor unions, immigrant rights advocates and anti-war and racism forces like the International ANSWER Coalition will hold march and rallies for full immigrant rights and to commemorate International Workers Day.

Boycott Arizona! (tags)

Boycott Arizona until Arizona is given back to Mexico.

AWAY WITH UNJUST, RACIST ANTI IMMIGRANT LAWS! (tags)

Media Advisory Echo Park Community Coalition(EPCC0 Contact; Jerry Esguerra (818) 7490272 Epccla02@yahoo.com April 24, 2010 New Anti-Immigrant Arizona law, Racist and Unjust Los Angeles- While the spin doctors are saying we are in a post-racial society and racism is dead, the racist administration in Arizona are proving them wrong. The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) vehemently condemns Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer who signed the toughest law against illegal immigration in the country. The Arizona law makes it a crime to be in the state illegally and requires police to check suspects for immigration paperwork. The EPCC commends the thousands of Arizona high school students who left their classes this week in protest, pouring into the plaza outside the state Capitol and urging a veto to no to no avail. The law creates the new misdemeanor and requires police to enforce it. The law's supporters argue that fears of widespread racial profiling are overblown and that the measure will instead be used sparingly by police to augment investigations into crimes. Provocation and an Invitation to Racism The tough Arizona law that many observers are smack of legal Nazism in the United States opened all immigrants to racial profiling and police dirty tactics. People should remember that Hitler’s Germany in 1933 started the anti Jewish pogroms and later a much bigger genocide with these legal edicts. The law is a provocation and if Obama and the democrats will again pay lip-service to the abrogation of such law, they are laying the grounds for greater disasters and bigger confrontation. It is a provocation for the legal advocates of immigration reform to act drastically and commit mistakes to derail genuine immigration reform. But we say, the people united will never be defeated. The immigrant rights movement will not be provoked and will act with restraint and fight on just grounds. We will turn this despicable act to our advantage. We say: ALL OUT FOR MAY 1 March /Rally in LA! AWAY WITH UNJUST, RACIST ANTI IMMIGRANT LAWS! VENCEREMOS, FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL MIIGRANTS NOW!

Holocaust Museum For Persecuted Heretics? (tags)

Verily, if the origin of the word ‘holocaust’ meant ‘whole’ + ‘burning’ then surely the history of the persecution and killing of pagans and various heretical sects would qualify to this nomenclature? After all, how many supposed witches, were tortured and/or burned over the centuries? How many believers in the ‘wrong’ religions or denominations, according to those fanatics who thought themselves within ‘thee’ singularly right religion, were persecuted and murdered? We don’t know any kind of exact number but it is a frightening reality to behold nevertheless.

The UC8 Reporter: A Personal Account of Police Abuse of Power Against a Free Press (tags)

It's hard to know where to start. I'm not used to writing stories about myself. Usually, I am the one sharing news about other people through recordings and words. I cover events and publish reports to Indybay. I often report on street demonstrations, some more rowdy than others. And while I recognize the privilege my skin-tone grants me in our society and that I have not taken the types of risks war reporters do, I know enough from having seen what's happened to other journalists over the years that I am not immune from abuses by law enforcement authorities.

Harmful Effects of Prolonged Isolated Confinement (tags)

It crushes the human spirit

Richard I. Fine's Judicial Lynching (tags)

Targeting lawyers who challenge power

Robina Suwol of CA. Safe Schools, Local Hero Nominee for Heart of Green Award (tags)

Heart of Green Award 26 Real People Making a Real Difference

Behind The Scheme To Privatize NASA Elon Musk, The Downey Connection & Google Owners (tags)

Elon Musk who is planning to build "green" electric auto assembly plant in Downey is also working with Pres Obama to privatize the NASA program and turn the program over to him

BANTAY PILIPINAS PRESIDENTIAL FORUM IN KAPISTAHAN GRILL IN LA, APRIL 21 (tags)

The EPCC NEWS received a media advisory dated April 12 from a non-partisan group election watch dog called BANTAY PILIPINAS that they will be holding a presidential candidates from on April 21 at 7;00 PM in Los Angeles. The election debate among spokespersons of presidential candidates will be held at Kapistahan Grill, 1925 W. Temple St. Los Angeles in the heart of Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. According to Jerry Esguerra, BANTAY PILIPINAS convenor , the groups that signified to come are the Aquino-Roxas groups represented by Manny Lopez, , the Villar Camp by Eric Villar and Bobby Reyes,, the Teodoro Group by Eliseo Art Silva and Eddie Villanueva by Jay Valencia.

Sen Boxer's Pro-Israel,Pro-War letter signed by 76 Senators (tags)

The Democrat and Republicans Parties are the twin parties of war and fascism, and that is most evident in their 100% support of the US military base, the anti-women theocracy called Israel. Senators Barbara Boxer and Johnny Iskason have submitted a letter in support of Israel from the warmongering, anti-communist gang called AIPAC to war criminal Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the signatures of the 76 out of 100 US Senators promoting Israel. If you want peace in the Middle East, you have to support the socialist or Green candidates.

Overseas Voting Starts Abroad, Campaign Heats Up in the US (tags)

Overseas voting started on countries where Filipinos are from April 10 to may 10, 2010. In the United States, more than 61,000 voters will vote by mail. Postal voting is the mode of voting for OVA’s. They can either mail or personally deliver their accomplished ballot to any RP consulate in their states. Overall, there are only 143, 659 overseas voters for 2010 elections. This higher than the 2007 elections registered voters of 142, 667. There is only 61,000 voters in the United States, with Los Angeles having 11, 975 voters.

The Global Economic Crisis: Riots, Rebellion and Revolution (tags)

"In the same month, the highest-ranking general in the United States, “Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ranks the financial crisis as a higher priority and greater risk to security than current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” He explained, “It's a global crisis. And as that impacts security issues, or feeds greater instability, I think it will impact on our national security in ways that we quite haven't figured out yet.”[22] Rest assured, they’ve figured it out, but they don’t want to tell you."

Obama’s Lies About Iran or What he was "hired" to do. (tags)

"Iran’s nuclear power capability is used to keep us frightened beyond all reason. That nation’s domestic turmoil wrought by last year’s disputed presidential election has also been used as proof that Iran is a terrorist state, or a “state sponsor of terror” or whatever new terms can be invented to make Americans believe that war is a necessity."

JFAV COMMEMORATES 68Th BATAAN DAY IN THE UNITED STATES. (tags)

“ Bataan has fallen, but the spirit that made it stand cannot fall” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) in the United States will hold several 68th Year Commemorative events for the 68th Fall Of Bataan or Bataan Day in the Philippines. JFAV and AWARE will remember the 68th Fall of Bataan in Los Angeles, Panorama City and San Francisco, all in California. On April 9, 1942, the USAFFE surrendered to the Japanese Imperial Army, the largest US army garrison in the Pacific numbering 90,000 men. More than 30,000 US Army soldiers and 60, 000 Filipino soldiers of the Philippine Commonwealth surrendered after holding out for more than four months.

Arizona concealed weapons bill expected to become law (tags)

Arizona,concealed weapons,guns,gun laws,right to bear arms,U.S.Consitution,2nd amendment

Wkileaks is legit...check it out ! (tags)

Wikileaks is doing some outstanding reporting, and seems to be 'legitimate' and thus needs more than just readers, they need more support [see bottom of their web page]. Join in FREER info/ speech/ transparency ..dont be a passive public , do something worthwhile NOW !

Montcoal, WV; Massey Energy Cited 1,300 Times For Safety Violations (tags)

Following the recent cave in of a coal mine in Montcoal, WV evidence shows that despite over 1,300 safey violations Massey CEO Don Blankenship failed to act as needed to provide workers with a safe work environment. Once again profit placed over human lives by short-sighted CEO of Massey. The current body count of 25 miners with four still missing shows neglecting safety can have tragic consequences.

Latest Pedophelia Scandal Rocks the Vatican (tags)

The latest scandal has longstanding roots

Updating Lynne Stewart's "Love Struggle" (tags)

Lynne will be resentenced July 15

Bogus Washington-Proposed Financial Reform (tags)

banker, not people reform

Aafia Siddiqui: Victimized by American Depravity (tags)

criminal depravity against Aafia

Tenant in San Francisco: What's Wrong with Working in a Bookstore? (tags)

If you are a tenant, there is nothing wrong with working in a bookstore, as long as you are working in three of them.

“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.

More than 12,000 March for Full Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, March 27 (tags)

“Queremos Trabajos, Los Migras Los Carajos!” This chant well summed up the feelings of more than 12,000 marched in downtown Los Angeles in the scorching heat of early spring in Los Angeles crying for real immigration reform and full rights for all immigrants last March 27, 2010. Inspired by the 600,000 turn out in Washington DC last March 21, the more than 12,000 rallyist spearheaded by the Full Rights For All Immigrants Coalition led by Hermanidad Mexicana and the Latino Movement-USA. The inspired and militant march started from the corner of Olympic and Broadway and was cheered by people from all walks of life who filled the sidewalks of old downtown. There were hundreds of American and other nationalities flags that flew held by thousands of demonstrators.

Nuclear Power Plants Vulnerable to Attack, Former CIA Officer Says (tags)

One of the biggest problems is the fact that the union who presently represents these nuclear security officers the United Government Security Officers of America UGSOA has failed to negotiate for better wages, benefits and a higher standard of training for these nuclear security officers stated FCGOA President Guy James.

Venezuela in Washington's Crosshairs (tags)

trying to undermine Hugo Chavez

The American military/industrial complex [Gen Petraeus] says (tags)

Israel’s insults to the US are becoming tiresome and a danger to the US..

3RD WORLD JUDICIAL INJUSTICES IN 5th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE EDWARD DUFRESNE !!! (tags)

OUR U.S.MILITARY IS MADE UP OF POOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHO DIE TO PROTECT ALL AMERICANS FREEDOMS CHIEF JUSTICE EDWARD DUFRESNE !!!

Preventing the State’s infiltration of social movements (tags)

*This article was originally published in El Libertario #58, March-April 2010. Although originally based on the actual experiences of Venezuela’s social struggles, it deals with situations and facts of interest to activists anywhere.

Europe attacks Kurds (tags)

At 5 A.M. on March 4, Belgian police raided the offices of ROJ TV, the voice of Kurdish people, BDP’s European office and several other addresses in Belgium.

CRUEL & DISHONEST JUDGE EDWARD DUFRESNE OF LOUISIANA BRINGS NEW HOPE FOR POOR AMERICANS ! (tags)

A FORMER CHARGED CRIMINAL NAMED GIDEON FROM FLORIDA IN 1963 ENABLED ALL OF OUR AMERICAN POOR THEIR RIGHT TO HAVE PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION AFFORDED THEM IN OUR U.S.CRIMINAL COURTS NATION~WIDE BY THE LEGAL VICTORY WITH HIS FEDERAL APPEAL CASE IN OUR U.S.SUPREME COURT. *** THESE REPORTED ON CRIMINAL ACTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE U.S. 5TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS IN LOUISIANA AGAINST 2,500 POOR AMERICANS SHOULD BE THE NEEDED PROOF TO ANY SANE AMERICAN THAT ANOTHER GIDEON ALSO NEEDS TO BE AFFORDED BY OUR U.S. CONGRESS OR U.S. SUPREME COURT TO ALL OUR POORER AMERICANS FOR THEIR U.S. FEDERAL RE~TRIAL APPEALS !!

Universities for Bread & Roses (tags)

A view from the South on the global rebellion against the neo-liberal university.

WHERE ARE 60 MINUTES & 20/20 WHEN THE AMERICAN POOR NEED THEM PRESIDENT OBAMA ??? (tags)

CERTAIN OTHER AMERICAN FEDERAL APPEAL JUDGES ( LIKE CHIEF JUSTICE EDWARD DUFRENSE OF LOUISIANA) NATIONWIDE ARE ALSO DENYING POOR INNOCENT PRISON INMATES NEW RE-TRIALS ( WITHOUT EVEN VIEWING THE APPEALS) RIGHT ALONG WITH THE GUILTY PRISON INMATES BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO PROPERLY FORMULATE THEIR FEDERAL APPEAL RE~TRIAL LEGAL CASES !!!

BREAKING: Court Allows Torture Suit Against Former Defense Sec't Rumsfeld (tags)

1st time in US history that court allows torture suit against current or former Cabinet Secretary

Pomona College Workers Share Testimonies (tags)

Saturday, March 6, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - Despite a drizzle, students from Pomona and other Claremont colleges held a follow-up rally in support of the unionization drive for food service workers. Last week, students, arm-in-arm with workers, delivered hundreds of petitions requesting card-check certification for an independent union to Pomona College president David Oxtoby. The petition also requested non-interference from the College during the unionization drive.

BEING POOR & INNOCENT IN OUR AMERICAN PRISONS ALSO MEANS BEING GUILTY IN OUR U.S. PRISONS (tags)

DENYING THE INNOCENT POOR IN AMERICAN PRISONS THEIR POSSIBLE FREEDOMS ARE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ISSUES THAT NEED CHANGE !!!

2010 Philippine Election Campaign Heats Up in the US (tags)

Supporters of different presidential candidates stepped up their campaign of support for their respective presidential candidates in the United States as the formal campaign period started in the Philippines on March 7. -- In Southern California, Villar supporters led by the Pimentel group known as TROPANG VILLAR are also held their fundraiser in Duarte, California last Friday, March 5. They were supported by Filipino and American realtors and relatives of Villar in the Los Angeles area. They were heartened by the latest news that Villar is on a statistical tie with Aquino according to latest survey results.

“Hail to the Cheat,” a political novel, by Ted Venetoulis - A Review (tags)

Americans need a good laugh. After eight years of Dubya, and one year of President Barack Obama, who prefers to be loved and not feared, a political spoof has arrived to save the day. It’s Ted Venetoulis’ fun-filled novel, “Hail to the Cheat.” President Lance Billingsley gets caught by the First Lady, Jessica Berringer, “doing” her dear friend, Sondra Heatherstone, on the carpet and in the buff in the Oval Office! Fireworks quickly erupt!

THOUSANDS OF CALIFORNIANS PROTESTS EDUCATION CUTS (tags)

" No Cuts, No Freeze, Education Must be Free!" Thousands of students, teachers and members of different communities all over California turned out for massive protests in different schools and colleges against education cuts, the most recent attack of the ruling class against the people of the United States. In Los Angeles, more than 3,000 protestors led by the UTLA and supported by different community organizations like ANSWER-LA and Not In Our Name Coalition marched from Pershing Square/Hill St. to the Federal Reagan building down 3rd and Spring and showed their disgust against the state government.

THOUSANDS OF CALIFORNIANS PROTESTS EDUCATION CUTS (tags)

-No Cuts, No Freeze! Thousands of students, teachers and members of different communities all over California turned out for massive protests in different schools and colleges against education cuts, the most recent attack of the ruling class against the people of the United States. In Los Angeles, more than 3,000 protestors led by the UTLA and supported by different community organizations marched from Pershing Square/Hill St. to the Federal Reagan building down 3rd and Spring and showed their disgust against the state government.

Funding Israeli Militarism, Belligerence and Occupation (tags)

funding Israel's war on Palestinian civilians

America's Supremes: Court Over Constitution (tags)

America governs lawlessly

Lessons from the Oscar Grant Tragedy – We Need to Get to Work (tags)

In many instances, the second pre-trial hearing for Johannes Mehserle could be seen as a victorious day for the family and supporters of Oscar Grant.

AFP Award Medals to Torturers of Morong 43 (tags)

AJLPP NEWS sources learned today that Philippine Senators Pia Cayetano and Jamby Madrigal and other groups Tuesday cried foul over the awarding of Bronze Cross Medals to military officers involved in the controversial arrest and detention of 43 health workers attending a seminar in Morong, Rizal, early this month. “There’s something seriously wrong when a government institution commends its personnel for committing an illegal act,” said Cayetano in a statement.

Brewing Crisis in the South Atlantic: Oil Exploration in the Malvinas Islands (tags)

For Argentineans the long simmering territorial dispute between Britain and Argentina is coming to a head, as a British oil rig travels to what analysts say is a 60 billion barrel reserve of high-grade oil located in a 200 square mile zone surrounding the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands. This would make it one of the largest oil reserves in the world. Argentina had instituted a naval embargo of the islands but has recently permitted the oil rig to land in Port Stanley, capital of the island.

American Genocides: Is Haiti Next? (tags)

Planned genocide may now be ongoing

TROY DAVIS & MUMIA ABU-JAMAL PLEASE REMEMBER ~ JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF ALSO HAD 2 DEAL WITH ~ (tags)

OUR U.S.CONGRESS HAS DOCUMENTED OUR UNJUST AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND WE STILL HAVE CERTAIN AMERICANS EVEN TODAY WANTING TO RUN THE RISK OF EXECUTING EVEN POSSIBLE INNOCENT CITIZENS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE REST OF US IN THE NAME OF THEIR SO CALLED JUSTICE.

Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution! (tags)

On International Women's Day we are taking to the streets to call for something sorely needed and unseen in generations: an uncompromising outpouring of fury and resistance from women and men who want to see women, the world over, lifted from centuries of being condemned to being treated as the possessions of men.

OLD RP EMBASSY CHANCERY IN WASHINGTON DC CONSTRUCTED, LA CONSULATE LEASE EXTENDED (tags)

The Philippine Embassy Chancery on Bataan St. in Washington is an expression of the state of the Philippines Today. Old, decrepit and ailing like the Philippine economy propped up by the remittances of Filipino workers abroad. The ECPP NEWS elarned this from the Filipino writer Rodney Jaleco who said; “ blast from the past, the historic Philippine chancery finally reopens its doors in a few weeks. The old chancery stands opposite the present Philippine Embassy building along Massachusetts Ave. NW. It was purchased in the 1930s by Resident Commissioner (the Philippine representative to the US Congress) Joaquin Elizalde. It served as the seat of the Philippine government-in-exile during World War II.

INJUSTICE: More than 16,000 Veterans Denied out of 41,000 Claims (tags)

As the February 16 deadline came, The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), a national alliance of veterans, youth, students and community organizations and activists for veterans' rights based in Los Angeles expressed that injustice reigns as the DVA announced that it has denied 16,000 claims for lump sum out of the of the 41,000 applicants. JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P, Garcia said, "This is an outrage considering that the US and Philippine governments made so much political capital of the lump sum. This proves injustice still prevails.”

MK-ULTRA: The CIA's Mind Control Program (tags)

One of many lawless CIA programs

THE EMPIRE INVADES, IT KILLS AND NOW IT PROHIBITS "FREE SOFTWARE"!!! (tags)

Do what I say not what I do!

Prince Saud al-Faisal calls on his Israeli brothers (tags)

To attack Iran.

NAPOLEON'S SECRET INSTRUCTIONS TO GENERAL LECLERC (tags)

Wonder where the US got its strategic thinking towards Haiti from? Read on...

Lights going out in Gaza again (tags)

Lights going out in Gaza again

Candidate Stewart Alexander: Meg Whitman’s Position on Immigration is Racist (tags)

Republican candidate Meg Whitman is proposing tighter border enforcement and prosecuting illegal aliens. Stewart Alexander, a PFP Candidate for California Governor, says “Whitman’s position on immigration is racist and discriminates against Mexican-Americans.”

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 ....

Guantanamo Detainee Deaths: Responding to the Defense Department's Whitewash (tags)

detainees were murdered

Visiting A Modern Day Slave Plantation --An Interview With Nancy A. Heitzeg (tags)

My interest in Angola is as both a paradigm of the Southern transformation of plantations into prisons and as a prototype for what we now call the prison industrial complex. Many old plantations in the South became prisons after the Civil War. Angela Y. Davis traces the initial rise of the penitentiary system to the abolition of slavery, writing: “in the immediate aftermath of slavery, the southern states hastened to develop a criminal justice system that could legally restrict the possibilities of freedom for the newly released slaves.”

CLAIMS DENIED IS JUSTICE DENIED! (tags)

CLAIMS DENIED IS JUSTICE DENIED! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), a national alliance of veterans, youth, students and community organizations and activists for veterans' rights based in Los Angeles expressed utmost disgust as the DVA announced that it has denied 16,000 claims for lump sum. JFAV media coordinator Joy-Alonica Bautista said, "This is an outrage considering that the US and Philippine governments made so much political capital of the lump sum." Racism as a problem Now, the truth is out: They have taken the Filipinos and the Filipino-American community and our veterans for a ride. This is another dirty act and a living proof of racism.

Aafia Siddiqui: Victimized by American Injustice (tags)

a human tragedy and gross injustice

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 ???

LACSON MUST FACE THE MUSIC--ATTY.VALERA (tags)

The US-based lawyer of Dacer-Corbito murder case star witness Cezar Mancao today lauded the arrest order against Senator Panfilo Lacson but urged the government to focus on the bigger conspiracy and expand indictments on all suspects identified in Mancao’s testimony. “This is good for our justice system and to the families of Bubby Dacer and Emmanuel Corbito,” lawyer Arnedo Valera said in a statement. He urged Lacson to surface and submit himself to the Philippine justice process.

30 Gaza high school students visit the US (tags)

The U.S. Department of State sponsored a two-week visit to the U.S. focused on human rights and democracy for a group of 30 high school students from Gaza

Child Slavery in Haiti (tags)

abusing Haitian children

Israeli Occupation Supportive Companies to Boycott (tags)

Supporting BDS essential

The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti (tags)

"A US military occupation of Haiti under the guise of earthquake disaster ‘relief’ would give Washington and private business interests tied to it a geopolitical prize of the first order. Prior to the January 12 quake, the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince was the fifth largest US embassy in the world, comparable to its embassies in such geopolitically strategic places as Berlin and Beijing.[17] With huge new oil finds off Cuba being exploited by Russian companies, with clear indications that Haiti contains similar vast untapped oil as well as gold, copper, uranium and iridium, with Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela as a neighbor to the south of Haiti, a return of Aristide or any popular leader committed to developing the resources for the people of Haiti, -- the poorest nation in the Americas -- would constitute a devastating blow to the world’s sole Superpower. The fact that in the aftermath of the earthquake, UN Haiti Special Envoy Bill Clinton joined forces with Aristide foe George W. Bush to create something called the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund ought to give everyone pause. According to Marguerite Laurent ('Ezili Dantò') of the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network, under the guise of emergency relief work, the US, France and Canada are engaged in a balkanization of the island for future mineral control. She reports rumors that Canada wants the North of Haiti where Canadian mining interests are already present. The US wants Port-au-Prince and the island of La Gonaive just offshore – an area identified in Aristide’s development book as having vast oil resources, and which is bitterly contested by France. She further states that China, with UN veto power over the de facto UN-occupied country, may have something to say against such a US-France-Canada carve up of the vast wealth of the nation."

San José Peace and Justice Award Honors Free Gaza Pioneers (tags)

The San Jose Peace and Justice Center awarded its Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award to pioneers of the Free Gaza Movement who sailed the first small boats to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. The award prompted the city of Milpitas to present commendations and Congressman Mike Honda to award Congressional recognition to the recipients.

SENATOR WEBB~ NOW THAT THE U.S.CONGRESS HAS DOCUMENTED OUR UNJUST AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM (tags)

SENATOR WEBB, NOW THAT OUR U.S.CONGRESS HAS DOCUMENTED OUR UNJUST U.S JUDICIAL SYSTEM,WHERE & WHEN CAN WE WATCH THESE POSSIBLE FALSE EXECUTIONS?

Fernando Lopez: Marriage Equality Activist Looks to the Future (tags)

San Diego marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez discusses his own relationship history, his involvement with Marriage Equality USA, the heartbreak of the Proposition 8 defeat and his own critique of the No on 8 strategy, the current Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and his outlook for the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S. A longer version of the interview published in the February-March 2010 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.

Haiti's Earthquake: Natural or Engineered (tags)

technology can cause earthquakes

Russian Navy and Hugo Chavez say US tested earthquake weapon on Haiti and California (tags)

US military may have a new Superweapon

JFAV's Letter to the Editor (tags)

As the deadline for the application nears, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the national alliance of veterans,youth / students and community advocates bewails the sad fact that the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has reportedly denied 7,000 claims out of the 34,000 applications. The Filipino-American media outlets in the United States have reported that more than 11,000 veterans have received their claims according to the report of the DVA.

AJLPP Condemns the Mercenary US Philippine Force Under the UN (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) express disgust in the mercenary tradition of the AFP and the supposed Filipino pride in the appointment of a Filipino general in the United Nations forces serving under the direction of US Imperialism. General Ecarma of the Philipine Marines was formally appointed on Monday by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as force commander and head of mission for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in what was once the battleground of the 1967 Six-Day War between Israel and Syria.

When Authors Are Authoritative (tags)

It is not mere coincidence the word authority takes command from the word author, or a group of authors acting as a united force. Both words are coequal and stem from the idea that some form of egotistic persuasion has come to dominate or rule. This authoritarian reality is true irrespective of whether people put their faith in law, religion, articulated ideology, or any other form of persuasive power. Yet there is little doubt that the most effective form of authority, if believed, is that which speaks fore an endgame result of lasting spiritual finality—namely those clerics, that is how their personalities, claim to speak for an ultimate power of religion, and the ego-will of God, Yahweh or Allah. What mere mortal can stand up to what Hobbes has described as the Leviathan or the iron-fisted state?

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

Washington plans exploitation, not humanitarian aid

Haiti: Workers Solidarity, Yes! Imperialist Occupation, No! (tags)

The January 12 earthquake in Haiti that devastated the capital city, leaving well over 100,000 dead and a million homeless, was one of the worst geological calamities of modern times. The earthquake was a natural disaster, but the horrendous death toll and monumental destruction were caused by capitalism and imperialism. Now the human suffering has been enormously compounded by to the militarization of the relief effort and reoccupation of Haiti by the United States. More than a dozen flights by aid groups, carrying rescue squads, tons of medical supplies and entire field hospitals, were refused permission to land at the Port-au-Prince airport by U.S. military air controllers who are now in charge. Food was already stocked in warehouses, but agencies refused to distribute it for fear of "riots." The media blitz is a propaganda war to embellish the image of U.S. imperialism. This phony humanitarianism are being used to disguise a new U.S. occupation of Haiti. We demand an end to the imperialist occupation, U.S./U.N. forces get out of Haiti and stop blocking entry of Haitian refugees.

Emergency Vigil in Support of Haiti (tags)

An emergency vigil was held asking people "to donate money to go to grassroots women and their families, and therefore communities, rather than to thieving elites and their corrupt NGOs."

On MLK Day, NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE! (tags)

We, in the Filipino- American community and JFAV commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day or Kingdom Day in Los Angeles and all over the United States today, January 18th, 2010. It is several weeks to Feb 18, 2010, the 64th year of the Rescission Act of 1946 when the US congress stripped the Filipino veterans their rights and benefits as American veterans. This will be the 64th year that we are still unrecognized for our military service for America . Adding insult to injury, the removed the Filipino World War II veterans from the Enhanced American Veterans Benefits Law or the New GI Bill of 2008. Instead they gave the veterans a one time lump- sum- ( $ 15,000 to American citizens and $ 9,000 to Filipino citizens)—in essence - hush money for their “ human suffering for waiting for this lump sum” not a recognition of their war time service.

Cort Guitar Worker Support Event at Nanum Cultural Center K-Town (tags)

Famous rock guitarist Tom Morello headlined a small benefit show in Koreatown to raise awareness of Cort guitar's misstreatment of its workers in its Korean plants.  Morello was joined by his partner in the band Street Sweeper Social Club, Boots Riley, as well as local artists Skim, Shin Kawasaki, David Tran, Albert Chiang and Sue Jin Kim.

No Safe Escape for Orange County’s Domestic Violence Victims (tags)

In Santa Ana, Mission Viejo and other Orange County Cities, abuse is excusable. Being a Woman is Not.

JFAV Scores the DVA Data on Veterans Claims (tags)

As the deadline for application for one-time claims payment, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) expressed doubts the DVA report that “ 11,300 Filipino veterans have received their claims”. The US Embassy in Manila reported this data. As of September 22,2009, the DVA has reported 22,800 claims pending an entitlement decision out of the 32,000 applications. Since then 34,000 applications have been applied. JFAV, a national alliance of veterans, youth and community advocates in the United States said the report of the DVA that half of the claims received are Filipino veterans are in the United States are greatly exaggerated.

FIL-AM CAMPAIGN HEATS UP IN THE US AS ELECTION SEASON BEGINS (tags)

As the official election campaign begins for the Philippine presidential campaign for May 2010 elections last January 10, the Filipino-American campaign intramurals heats up in the United States. The NoyMar ( For Senators Benigno Aquino Jr. and Mar Roxas Liberal party). The current front runners in the Philippines, announced its activities for the campaign

Senate Testimony of Dr. Ronald Federici (tags)

My name is Dr. Ronald Federici. I am a developmental neuropsychologist, which basically means I specialize in evaluating children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric difficulties. I am Professor of Pediatrics and Neuropsychology and Child Development. I lecture extensively throughout the United States and internationally. And I am also an honorary member of the remaining Department of Child Welfare, because my medical team works extensively in Romania, working on the institution projects.

Iran's Revolution vs. The Democrats (tags)

On Sunday in Iran, mass protests were drowned in blood by government authorities; at least ten reportedly have been killed with hundreds injured. The events have been given ample coverage in the U.S. media, with the intention of further demonizing Iran’s repressive government. Absent in the American media are the deeper implications of the protests, which, to anyone paying close attention, constitute a powerful revolutionary movement. This movement has grown exponentially in a very short period of time. Although only beginning in June over allegations of voter fraud, the movement is now endorsed by millions of combative Iranians, demanding “death to the dictator,” while they waive an Iranian flag that’s missing the Muslim insignia. Massive demonstrations in the streets and university campuses have directly confronted police repression and in some cases have overcome it. The New York Times describes a scene found only in instances of revolution:

AIRNow--the eternal optimists (tags)

Air pollution reporting agency, AIRNow, consistently presents an excessively rosy air pollution levels forecast--one seldom, if ever, born out by actual contaminant levels on the ground.

POLITICAL WITCH-HUNT IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The case of Prof. Sarah Raymundo's firing at the University of the Philippines betokens the sharpening political contradictions and hegemonic crisis occurring in what William Blum calls the oldest longest-held colony of the US, currently ruled by the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime praised by Barack Obama.

Harmful If Swallowed (tags)

The mainstream media in the United States has never been a vehicle for truth or justice. Increasingly, the mainstream has been about theofascist treason for the financial gain of the rich white elite.

Will Our 'Green Jobs' Dollars Help a Ritzy Car Company Open a Toxic Manufacturing Plant? (tags)

Tesla Motors Inc. is planning to build a "green" electric auto at a toxic dump site at Downey, CA. It has received $465 million from the DOE to build this non-union auto assembly plant where injured IATSE 44 movie workers and SEIU UHW Kaiser workers have been sickened.

The Libertarian C.N.T. and the F.A.I. Supported Freedom of Religion in Spain (tags)

“Could any other declaration be made? It is de rigueur (socially obligatory -ed) that in any programme type declaration we register our respect for religions…” 1. states the C.N.T. on May 10th, 1938 Circular No. 12.

Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)

Worse than Bush

Obama Is Preparing for War in South America (tags)

"The first and foremost important achievement during the Chávez administration is the 1999 Constitution, which, although not written nor decreed by Chávez himself, was created through his vision of change for Venezuela. The 1999 Constitution was, in fact, drafted - written - by the people of Venezuela in one of the most participatory examples of nation building, and then was ratified through popular national referendum by 75% of Venezuelans. The 1999 Constitution is one of the most advanced in the world in the area of human rights. It guarantees the rights to housing, education, healthcare, food, indigenous lands, languages, women's rights, worker's rights, living wages and a whole host of other rights that few other countries recognize on a national level. My favorite right in the Venezuelan Constitution is the right to a dignified life. That pretty much sums up all the others. Laws to implement these rights began to surface in 2001, with land reform, oil industry redistribution, tax laws and the creation of more than a dozen social programs - called missions - dedicated to addressing the basic needs of Venezuela's poor majority. In 2003, the first missions were directed at education and healthcare. Within two years, illiteracy was eradicated in the country and Venezuela was certified by UNESCO as a nation free of illiteracy. This was done with the help of a successful Cuban literacy program called "Yo si puedo" (Yes I can). Further educational missions were created to provide free universal education from primary to doctoral levels throughout the country. Today, Venezuela's population is much more educated than before, and adults who previously had no high school education now are encouraged to not only go through a secondary school program, but also university and graduate school.??The healthcare program, called "Barrio Adentro", has not only provided preventive healthcare to all Venezuelans - many who never had access to a doctor before - but also has guaranteed universal, free access to medical attention at the most advanced levels. MRIs, heart surgery, lab work, cancer treatments, are all provided free of cost to anyone (including foreigners) in need. Some of the most modern clinics, diagnostic treatment centers and hospitals have been built in the past five years under this program, placing Venezuela at the forefront of medical technology.??Other programs providing subsidized food and consumer products (Mercal, Pdval), job training (Mission Vuelvan Caras), subsidies to poor, single mothers (Madres del Barrio), attention to indigents and drug addicts (Mission Negra Hipolita) have reduced extreme poverty by 50% and raised Venezuelans standard of living and quality of life. While nothing is perfect, these changes are extraordinary and have transformed Venezuela into a nation far different from what it looked like 10 years ago. In fact, the most important achievement that Hugo Chávez himself is directly responsible for is the level of participation in the political process. Today, millions of Venezuelans previously invisible and excluded are visible and included. Those who were always marginalized and ignored in Venezuela by prior governments today have a voice, are seen and heard, and are actively participating in the building of a new economic, political and social model in their country.??2 MW---On Monday, President Chavez threw a Venezuelan judge in jail on charges of abuse of power for freeing a high-profile banker. Do you think he overstepped his authority as executive or violated the principle of separation of powers? What does this say about Chavez's resolve to fight corruption?"

Labor for Palestine: Response to Defamatory Attacks and Call to Action (tags)

These false assertions come as no surprise. Dishonesty underlies the entire attempt to undermine BDS, and to shore up Israeli apartheid, occupation and oppression.

New Immigration Reform Bill Raising False Hopes for Immigrants (tags)

On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. Some immigrant rights advocates even rallied in Los Angeles to celebrate the filing of this bill But for the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles , this new immigrant reform bill only raise false hopes for all immigrants. It is just the same as the immigrant reform bill of 2006 also known as the Kennedy-Mccain bill that was diluted and was shelved due to the opposition of the rightist and other obstructionist and racist anti-immigrant lobby.

THE RACIST GENTRIFICATION OF OUR CITIES (tags)

“Why don’t we just get nooses for everyone of those lowlifes and hang them from a tree? They’re used to that kind of treatment anyway!” read the message on an email sent to upscale co-op residents of a redevelopment project smack right in the middle of a Harlem neighborhood last October. The anonymous post which originated from one of the units within the co-op added: “I hope you all agree that the best thing that has happened to Harlem is gentrification. Let’s get rid of these ‘people’ and improve the neighborhood once and for all.”

Defeat U.S. War on Afghanistan and Iraq! (tags)

On December 1, President Barack Obama officially announced a massive escalation of the U.S. war on Afghanistan, tripling the number of American military personnel there since Obama took office. This move marks a decision by Washington to continue the colonial occupation of Afghanistan indefinitely, and with it the bloody slaughter of the Afghan people. Obama’s claim that he would “begin the transfer” of U.S. forces by mid-2011 was just sucker bait for gullible liberals. “Afghanistan Is Now Obama’s War,” proclaimed the media from New York to London to Mumbai. But Afghanistan has been the Democrats’ war since the moment it was launched, in September 2001, and together with the war on Iraq, it is a bipartisan imperialist war. No one in Washington thinks the Afghan puppet army will be able to handle the Taliban. The actual U.S. strategy is not to defeat the Taliban but to weaken it enough so that elements of the Islamists can be brought into a political deal. It is striking that in the United States, a majority of the population is turning against the war even though there hasn’t been a major national antiwar march in more than two years – ever since the start of the last presidential election campaign. At protests following Obama’s announcement of more troops to Afghanistan, organizers carefully avoided any signs mentioning the president by name. Our Internationalist contingent, in contrast, carried signs including, “Hey Obama, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today? Defeat Imperialist Slaughter in Afghanistan, Iraq.”

Undocumented workers face new repressive state tactics (tags)

On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Seurity and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. The Obama administration has stated that it will not act on the bill until health care legislation is passed, but there is a good chance it is also waiting for a more conservative compromise proposal to emerge from the Senate subcommittee on immigration. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is also supposed to introduce an administration bill next year.

TVA Coal Fly Ash Disaster 1 Year Anniversary and Videos (tags)

On December 22, 2008 the largest coal fly ash disaster in the world occurred in Roane County, Tennessee along the banks of the Emory River at the Kingston Electric Coal Plant which is owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Chávez: Netherlands and U.S. Planning Military Aggression Against Venezuela from Dutch Ant (tags)

"Today each year about 9.2 million children die before reaching their fifth year and 99.9 percent of these deaths occur in poorer countries. Infant mortality is 47 deaths per thousand live births, but is only 5 per thousand in rich countries. Life expectancy on the planet is 67 years, in rich countries it is 79, while in some poor nations is only 40 years. Additionally, there are 1.1 billion people without access to drinking water, 2.6 billion without sanitation services, over 800 million illiterate and 1.02 billion hungry people, that’s the global scenario. Now the cause, what is the cause? Let’s talk about the cause, let’s not evade responsibilities, and let’s not evade the depth of this problem. The cause, undoubtedly, I return to the theme of this whole disastrous panorama, is the destructive metabolic system of capital and its embodied model: Capitalism."

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.

TIME’s homage to ‘Saint of Democracy’ is an Insult to Filipinos (tags)

“ it is not only disgusting, it was also very insulting” The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA decried today the TIME magazine homage to the late former President Corazon Aquino . The US bourgeois magazine said: “Long before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolutions that transformed Central and Eastern Europe, Corazon Aquino led the People Power revolution, which toppled the Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos,” US Sen. Richard Lugar wrote in a comment published by Time.

Filipinos join global action in Copenhagen Vs Climate Change (tags)

As world leaders negotiate on carbon emission limits, Filipino activists join tens of thousands of activists all around the world in mobilizations dubbed “People’s Assembly to Reclaim Power and Avoid Climate Crisis.” “We are in solidarity with the people who fight for climate justice. This big protest action is a testament to the people’s demand for quick and meaningful action by national governments and international institutions like the United Nations,” said Filipino climate activist Clemente Bautista of Philippine Climate Watch Alliance. “But as expected, leaders and government of capitalist countries like the United States, Japan, and European Union are evading responsibility and sabotaging the negotiation,” he said in a statement e-mailed to media outfits.

Targeting Lawyers - The Case of Paul Bergrin (tags)

police state targeting of lawyers

Labor for Palestine: Open Letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Boycott Apartheid Is (tags)

In the 1980s, as president of the United Mine Workers, you rightly argued that, "economic pressure and political isolation of the South African government can hasten the day when justice and freedom reign in that troubled land." Two decades later, the cause of "justice and freedom" for Palestinians requires no less of you as president of the AFL-CIO.

President Obama and the End of History - But Beginning of a New One! (tags)

These prizes are anything but “empty gestures”. It is both a payoff to tickle the ego of the 'errand boy', and a propaganda seed. In the expert hands of the Mighty Wurlitzer, such a gift can convince the masses of the most ridiculous absurdities, like the War on Terror already has. The proof of these statements of fact is both empirical, and historical. Watch Barack Obama crafted into a fine new global 'savior' at the expense of the 'untermenschen'. That's why the United States President, ceremoniously presiding over the most militarized superpower in the world which has just devastated two civilizations to smithereens, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while he rapidly accelerates his war prosecution to bring “peace” in a one-world government.

Nationwide Protests Demanding Justice for Maguindanao Massacre Victims (tags)

On the International Human Rights Day, and the whole week before that the Filipino American community was on the protest mode. The Alliance Philippines strongly expressed its militant support to the people’s movement in the Philippines oppose to the declaration of martial law and demanded justice for Maguindanao massacre victims by holding protests in key cities all over the United States from December 5 to 10, 2009. - Last December 5, Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan New York/New Jersey Chapter held their 5th anniversary celebrations by honoring the victims of the Maguindanao Massacre. The event was held at the Renaissance Charter Schoo at Jackson Height , new York City from 10:00 Am to 5:00 PM. - On December 8, a Community Forum led by the AJLPP, ANSWER-LA and AFFIRM was held at the FACLA Social Hall, 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, Ca 90026. A panel of speakers from different organizations condemning the massacre featured the event. A candle-light ceremony capped the tribute and honor to the 64 victims of untold cruelties. - On December 10, International Human Rights Day, scores of activists held a candle light vigil and a picket/rally at the Philippine Consulate at Wilshire Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:00 in the evening.

DEAR SENATOR... about those M-I-L-I-T-A-R-Y T-R-I-B-U-N-A-L-S .....? (tags)

LETTER TO SENATOR WHITEHOUSE ABOUT USE OF MILITARY TRIBUNALS IN THE US BY DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY......

The Great Game: U.S., NATO War In Afghanistan: Is the Entire World the Target? (tags)

"The longest war in American history prior to the current one was that in Vietnam. U.S. military advisers were present in the country from the late 1950s onward and covert operations were carried on in the early 1960s, but only in the year after the contrived Gulf of Tonkin incident - 1965 - did the Pentagon begin major combat operations in the south and regular bombing raids in the north. The last American combat unit left South Vietnam in 1972, seven years later. The U.S. (and Britain) began bombing the Afghan capital of Kabul on October 7, 2001 with Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from warships and submarines and bombs dropped from warplanes and shortly thereafter American special forces began ground operations, a task that has been conducted since by regular Army and Marine units. The bombing and the ground combat operations continue more than eight years later and both will be intensified to record levels in short order."

J Street—Progressives or Propagandists? (tags)

Follow up article to previous J-street piece

The US Healthcare Sham and the Scandinavian Model (tags)

The reforms that Barack Obama is proposing will not change the US' abysmal healthcare system because those who profit from it have been able to buy protection from the lawmakers.. The Golden Age of the welfare state began after the Second World War.

Join Robina Suwol, Founder of CA Safe Schools (tags)

Children’s Environmental Health & Justice Champion Speaking at Green California Schools Summit & Exposition

Electoral Fraud Proved in Honduras: More than 50 Percent Did Not Vote (tags)

"Freeston today publishes this bombshell report, above, on The Real News that documents definitively that Honduras electoral officials knowingly lied about their claims of more than 60 percent voter turnout. The hard results in possession of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE, in its Spanish initials) demonstrate only 49.2 percent turnout: That means that a majority - more than 50 percent - of Honduran citizens abstained in the "elections" that the National Front Against the Coup d'Etat had called unfair, unfree and placed under boycott."

Will Congress Criminalize Anti-Semitism and Israeli Criticism (tags)

criminalizing dissent

THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

A commentary on the Nov 23 slaughter of 57 civilians in Maguindanao, Philipppines, sketching the historical parameters of the event and the converging political and social forces involved, with a focus on the U.S. role in establishing the groundwork for the evils of the prevailing Arroyo state terrorism.

Elections in Honduras: Whitewashing a Path to a Past of Horrors (tags)

"Except that it’s probably the beginning of a story. One that we thought had been left to rest in Latin America years and years ago. One of fear and repression and deaths and disappearances. We know the litany all too well, and we remember the names of its thousands of victims each November. This year we had to add too many new names from Honduras. And, if our government chooses to recognize these elections, this massive whitewash, I fear that many more names will be read from the stage in front of Ft. Benning next year. And perhaps not just from Honduras."

Obamathink on Afghanistan: Escalate to Exit (tags)

Obama's plan for permanent war

Is Tesla Nuts? (tags)

The "green" electric car auto company Tesla is planning to build a non-union auto plant at the Downey Toxic dump site with $465 million of US Department of energy funds. The California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day is demanding that no US government funds go to a non-union auto maker to build a "green plant" at the site owned by crooked toxic Downey developer Stuart Lichter. Lichter recently lost a SLAPP suit against injured workers and injured worker advocates who had gone public about the injuries of workers at the site.

Every Dishwasher Will NIot Become a Millionaire (tags)

Citizens of the US are tyrannized by "dead ideas," Matt Miller insists. One dead idea is that taxes damage the economy. With taxes, long-term advantages can be created for the economy when the government invests in the infrastructure.

Call to the Peoples of México to Organize the Revocation of the Presidency of Felipe Calde (tags)

"This crisis brings into question the future of the Mexican Nation and it’s people. In this political scheme by the grand capitalists, domestic and foreign, we lack hope. The Mexican people do not have a place in this world of neoliberal globalization except as pariahs and a disposable labor force. Given these circumstances, we need a patriotic transformation and a democratization of the political system, the economy and the culture that can confront this deep crisis of our country and the problems of the Mexican people. We need a transformation that will push out the bourgeois oligarchy and the political class that governs the state and the imperialist domain of Mexico. There is a need to construct a new majority that includes all of the patriotic forces that will install a new government and a new state. A new majority that is capable of taking back control and the property of the productive forces and strategic resources of the nation, and also able to guarantee sustainable development, social justice, national sovereignty, the autonomy of the indigenous pueblos and the practice of popular democracy."

What Obama ment to say (tags)

At West Point.

Abolish the Fed and Return Money Creation Power to Congress (tags)

Only Congress empowered to create money

Jury Gives Mayor Sheila Dixon a “Go to Jail” Card! (tags)

Baltimore’s Mayor Sheila Dixon was convicted on Dec. 1, 2009, by a jury of her peers, of stealing gift cards, worth about $525, intended for the “poor and needy.” As a result, she will forfeit her office, lose her $83,000 a year pension, and could go to jail. Her crime paled in significance to the massive wrongdoings of the Wall Street Mob, but, the State Prosecutor underscored to the jury: The Mayor was stealing “from the children of Baltimore!”

More Arrests in America's War on Islam (tags)

America's political persecution continues

Petition to Free Lynne Stewart (tags)

There is now an online Petition to Free Lynne Stewart, the lawyer who was framed on false charges because she spent her life defending the workingclass.

Honduras State Employees Forced to Attend Santos Campaign Rally (tags)

"On Saturday November 28 military soldiers raided the offices of small business collective RED-COMAL in Siguatepeque, Comayagua, a city approximately 2 hours north from the capital. The Police Commissioner issued a search warrant 15 minutes after the raid began with the purpose of looking for weapons, posters and any documents that call on the population not to vote. Ricardo Bueso, speaking to Radiodelosmenos.org, reported that the military and police stole four laptops along with money from some of the organization’s sales The National Front Against the Coup d'Etat has called on its participants to remain indoors in a "voluntary curfew" in noncooperation with the fraudulent vote. Should any incidents of violence occur today it won't be from the Resistance, but, rather, the result of the regime's own provocateurs. National presidential candidate Carlos H. Reyes withdrew from the ballot last month, as did many Congressional candidates and one major-party vice presidential candidate: Santos' own running mate on the Liberal Party line is among those who reject this fraudulent process as illegitimate."

In Solidarity With the California Worker/Student Movement: Statement of the WSA (tags)

Defend and Expand the Campus Occupations!

Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim Denied Parole (tags)

the face of political persecution in America

Mumia’s Life Is On the Line: Mobilize Labor/Black Power to Free Him Now! (tags)

The threat to Mumia Abu-Jamal's life is increasingly ominous. His lead attorney, Robert Bryan, warns: "There is an escalated effort by the authorities to see him die at the hands of the executioner. This is the most dangerous time for Mumia since his 1981 arrest." The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down Jamal's two appeals. If it were to rule in favor of the prosecution's appeal, this would open the way for Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell to issue a third warrant of execution, which he has vowed to do. Contrary to the misplaced expectations of many, the Obama administration is not about to save Mumia. Around the world, hundreds of thousands have marched for this courageous champion of oppressed. Trade unions representing millions of members have rallied to the defense of Mumia. It is urgent to expand this support into powerful labor/black action, appealing to the integrated union movement to join with the black, Latino and immigrant poor to demand that he be liberated.

THERE IS A DECEPTION FLAVOR WITH FOREIGN POLICY OF OBAMA ... (tags)

The foreign policy of Obama for Latin America is inexistent or ineffective.

AF3IRM/GABNET STATEMENT ON THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE: (tags)

AF3IRM/GabNet condemns the murder of some 50 persons in Maguindanao, Philippines, including some 14 women, who appear to have been raped as well, and scores of media people. It is ironic that at the start of 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women, the Philippines should once again make news around the world for an act so vile it boggles the mind.

Targeting Muslim Charities in America (tags)

the face of a police state

Conscious Forces Will Bring Us Certain Victory (tags)

How, in the coming period of intensified class struggle, activists will use open communities and information war to win ever-increasing attention and support and create the conscious forces that will bring us certain victory

CALIFORNIA STUDENTS FIGHT BACK (tags)

“ TO REBEL IS JUSTIFIED” The Alliance-Philippines or AJLPP based in the United States militantly condemns the unwanted police violence against UC students in different UC campuses. We –in the AJLPP ,again reiterate wholeheartedly supports the California-wide walk-out of students and is militantly in solidarity with the stud entry and campus academic and working people in rising up against unjust budget-cuts and tuition fee hikes recently imposed by the UC Board of regents. The Alliance also congratulates the militant action of the UCLA students who defied police brutality and violence. They acted and occupied the Chancellors Office after they decided to increase the student’s fees by 32% or more than $ 2,000 next fall.

Powerful Weekend Resisting Violence & Oppression (tags)

This weekend was a truly inspirational and powerful gathering made possible only by the collective work of thousands of activists like you. Four Line-Crossers Arrested; Hundreds of Demonstrators Penetrate Police Barricades

Czech president signs Lisbon Treaty/EU Dirty Deal regarding human rights (tags)

With the EU guarantee to the Czech president, that the Czech State should not be exposed to property claims of expelled Germans after World War II, the EU not only implicitly consents with ethnical cleansings, it is also highly hypocritical, since the EU regularly points a finger to human rights violating countries like Sudan, Myanmar and Iran It is high time the EU should look in its own mirror, among else with regard to police abuse, racism and violation of the rights of migrants and real or alleged terrorsuspects

Lynne Stewart: Heroic Human Rights Lawyer Jailed (tags)

The US criminal justice system betrayed this heroic woman

EVIDENCE THAT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS WELCOMES FBI INTEL OPERATIONS AGAINST (tags)

The universities across the nation do more for the fbi/cia than assist in the search for foreign terrorists; today our colleges and universities directly encourage their campus police and civilian employees to engage in unlawful intel operations against whistleblower GERAL SOSBEE.

Dear AIPAC (tags)

This is what Haaretz thinks of you. They must be Anti-Semitic.

STOP STUPAK Rally (tags)

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles needs your help to represent the opposition to the horrendous Stupak Ammendment. Please come out tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20, and stand with us to speak out against this retrogressive bill.

PRESIDENT OBAMA OBVIOUSLY CHOSE THE RIGHT MAN FOR OUR POORER AMERICANS..... (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS APPLAUDS OUR U.S. ATTORNEY GENERALS THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS CONCERNING HIS FUTURE ASPIRATIONS FOR OUR AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM.** WE GREATLY APPRECIATE HAVING SUCH A SPECIAL PERSONALITY AS ERIC HOLDER TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY INTO THE NEW AGE OF JUDICIAL CHANGE FOR ALL OUR MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR U.S. CITIZENS...

A Year of Obama (tags)

"Not learning lessons from the bank collapse reproduces or strengthens the dominance of the financial sector. The danger of a repetition of the crisis grows..The political right-wing slanders the health reform project as an `attack on freedom.'"

The False Hope of J Street and the Gentile Problem (tags)

commentary on a new strategy of Israeli Lobbyists

The Struggle for Net Neutrality (tags)

struggle for a free and open Internet

Drones: A slam-dunk weapons system or our ticket to hell? (tags)

"Whatever the short-term gains from introducing drone warfare in these past years, we are now locked into the 24/7 assassination trade - with the US's own set of non-suicide bombers on the job into eternity. This may pass for sanity in Washington, but it's surely helping to pave the road to hell. Haven't any of these folks ever seen a sci-fi film? Are none of them Terminator fans? Are they sure they want to open the way to unlimited robot war, keeping in mind that, if this is the latest game in town, it won't remain mainly an American one for long. And just wait until the first Iranian drone takes out the first Balochi guerrilla supported by American funds somewhere in Pakistan. Then let's see just what we think about the right of any nation to summarily execute its enemies - and anyone else in the vicinity - by drone. Is this actually what we Americans want to be known for? And if we let this happen, and General Atomics is working double or triple shifts to turn out ever more, ever-newer generations of robot warriors, while the nation suffers 10.2% unemployment, who exactly will think about shutting them down?

We. The Freedom to Believe that Justice is Ours (tags)

Peenacker America - a place where godless nazi savages rule their dying existence for escaping war criminals. Robbing US blind with as BOASTED!, a belligerent ignorance on the simplest precepts of Justice; such as evidence to actually convince ourselves of something. Bush closed 911 investigations.

The Israelis cannot continue to slaughter women and children (tags)

Without the consent, silent or otherwise, of most of these 50 prominent American Jews listed below.

Confronting Human Rights Abuses in US Prisons --an interview with Bret Grote of HRC/Fed Up (tags)

Bret Grote is an investigator and organizer with Human Rights Coalition/Fed Up!, a prisoner rights/prison abolitionist organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. HRC/Fed Up! is documenting human rights abuses in Pennsylvania prisons, and using this documentation to fight back. For more information: http://www.thomasmertoncenter.org/fedup/

Osama bin Laden as U.S. Anti-Christ: (tags)

The greatest terrorist known to the Christian world is the Anti-Christ—he represents all the fear mongering any religion could possibly create. Ever since the axis of newsmedia, government and American naivete succumbed to the improbable story of highjackers commandeering huge airliners, which they were not trained to fly, with mere box cutters no doubt, Osama bin Laden has become the greatest threat to the United States of Feeblemindedness. So great is his cunning prowess that he threatens the gigantism of the American pentagon and White House cabinetry, as tax-holic corruption galore, from bat caves thousands of miles away. Only a devil could be so wily. Apparently one of his evil attitudes is that he doesn’t support drug cartels or their profit motive.

Major Hasan Of Fort Hood – A Patsy In A Drill Gone Live? (tags)

In the wake of the massacre at Fort Hood Texas , two principal theories have emerged to explain the conduct of the accused shooter, identified by the U.S. Army as Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist of Jordanian-Palestinian ancestry.

Fort Hood Tragedy Sparks Islamophobic Response (tags)

shameful media response

Medical marijuana gets a boost from major doctors group (tags)

Medical marijuana gets a boost from major doctors group

MILITARY TRIBUNALS IN THE UNITED STATES (tags)

Military Tribunals being carried out in the United States as being carried out since 2003. www.crossingtherubicon.org

FILAMS PROTEST DVA DELAYS< ASKS FOR FULL RECOGNITION! (tags)

DVA DON’T DELAY, SPEED UP THE CLAIMS, YOU’RE BUSTED! Hundreds of protestors led by the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)- a national alliance of veterans, youth marched from Historic Filipinotown in the Temple-Beverly corridor towards downtown Los Angeles to the Federal building to dramatize their protest against long delays and slow-processing of the veterans claims. The JFAV protest march started from FACLA compound at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. The march started at 10; 15 AM after an hour program inside the FACLA social hall. While scores of veterans, widows and seniors rode on vehicles provided by JFAV, hundreds of students from different colleges and universities marched the 2-mile route from Temple St to the federal building. This is the second march by the community led alliance towards downtown LA. The first was in 1997.

FULL RECOGNITION IS REAL JUSTICE (tags)

On February 18, 1946, the US Congress passed and President Truman signed Public Law 70-301, known as the "Rescission Act of 1946" - affecting close to half a million Filipinos who fought side by side with the Americans in the WAR against Imperial Japan in the Pacific. These Filipino Veterans who gallantly served America and suffered torture and even death in the hands of its enemy found themselves fighting the longest battle of their lives: 63 years of struggle to be recognized as full Veterans of Foreign War and gain all benefits accorded to such status.

Suspected Hemorrhagic Pneumonia Outbreak Hits Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine situation may head everywhere

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.

GABNET DECRIES "TRADE-OFF" OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM (tags)

GABNet condemns the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to House Resolution 3277, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives this past Saturday, November 7th.

Born Killers (tags)

All decent and honourable Jews should resign from the AIPAC.

JFAV/ FIL-AMS ALL SET FOR VETERANS DAY PROTEST MARCH ON NOVEMBER 11 IN LA (tags)

CLAIMS DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED! DEMAND JUSTICE! For more than eight years the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) commemorate Veterans Day with an annual parade around Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles to honor the Filipino World War II. This years 2009 will be different. Led by JFAV- a national alliance of veterans,youth and students and AWARE, composed of widows and seniors, the Filipino American community will hold a protest march towards downtown Los Angeles to the Federal building to dramatize their protest against long delays and slow-processing of the veterans claims. The JFAV protest march will start at FACLA compound at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. Assembly will start at 7:00 PM. A program will be held inside the FACLA Hall and the march will commence at 10;00 AM. Invited guest is Assemblyman Kevin De Leon of the 45th District.

National Resistance Against the Coup d’Etat Announces Boycott of Elections (tags)

"So what conclusions can we draw from the US State Department visit? Considering the US Embassy’s media contacts list or following the mainstream media, one might be lead to believe that the State Department delegation truly was as historic as Secretary Clinton claimed it was. The walls of Tegucigalpa, though, shout a different message: “Solo el pueblo salva el pueblo,” (Only the people save the people). On the ground, most people never really trusted any of the diplomatic visits in the first place."

Comments from an Inmate (tags)

He says it's all nonsense. I won't tell the state he's in because my correspondents tend to suffer retribution for their letters.

FBI Kills Islamic Cleric, Arrests Followers, for Being Muslims at the Wrong Time in Americ (tags)

Washington's jihad continues

IMPERIALISM ITS RISE AND INEVITABLE COLLAPSE (tags)

“I was in the East End of London (a working-class quarter) yesterday I attended a meeting of the unemployed. I listened to the wild speeches, which were just a cry for ‘bread! bread!’ and on my way home I pondered over the scene and I became more than ever convinced of the importance of imperialism.... My cherished idea is a solution for the social problem, i.e., in order to save the ..........inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, we colonial statesmen must acquire new lands to settle the surplus population, to provide new markets for the goods produced in the factories and mines. The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter question. If you want to avoid civil war, you must become imperialists," quoted by Cecil Rhodes an English Stateman to a journalist in 1895. 1. V.I. Lenin, Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism

Obama Praises Repub Bob Gates & Signs More War & Fascism Spending Bills (tags)

Honesty is always the best policy and Democrat Obama told the truth as to who he is on 10/28/09 when he praised Bush's War Sec, Republican Bob Gates as he signed the National Defense Authorization Act and on 10/29/09, a bill for the Gestapo, the "Homeland" Security Dept, giving $724 billion for war and fascism while we have poverty, no schools, no healthcare, no jobs. Democrat Obama ALWAYS WAS AND STILL IS a millionaire, warmonger, death penalty promoter. This is what you voted for when you voted either Democrat or Republican in November 2008.

The Untold Story of the Cuban 5 (tags)

The Cuban 5 are 5 Cuban anti-terrorists working in Miami to expose terrorism against Cuba. They were framed up in Miami and are serving long prison terms here in the U.S. for doing nothing illegal. Below is part one of a series about their case.

Push to legalize marijuana gains ground in California (tags)

Push to legalize marijuana gains ground in California

Claims delayed is Justice Denied (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, widows, students and youth and community advocates in the United States and the Association of Widows, Relatives and Advocates for Equality (AWARE) in Los Angeles again raised it voice against the insidious and unfair propaganda of the DVA against the Filipino World War II Veterans. For us it is the fault of the DVA that they only projected 18,000 veterans to be filing pension claims under the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund. Now that nearly double that number -- or 32,795 applications.

Three Ohio Men Convicted of Being Muslims at the Wrong Time in America (tags)

Washington's jihad against Muslims

Obama Supports Food Inc.'s World Domination and All We Get Is the White House Garden? (tags)

While Michele Obama took the needed steps in tearing out the White House lawn and planting an organic garden, her husband isn't so quick to drop the old pandering to biotechnology habits of big agribusiness corporations. With Obama's chosen staff of Tom Vilsack, Rajiv Shah, and Islam Siddiqui we have a continuation of the revolving door between corporate agribusiness, biotechnology and government regulators.

AMERICAN MEMBER OF CONGRESS DOESN'T LIKE THE BRAZILIAN FOREIGN POLICY (tags)

Who speaks that doesn't owe, it listens what doesn't want.

JFAV SCORES DVA DELAYS AND SLOW-PROCESSING; REITERATES CLAIMS DELAYED, JUSTICE DENIED! (tags)

“ Claims Delayed, Justice Denied! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, widows, students and youth and community advocates in the United States based in Los Angeles again raised it voice against the insidious and unfair propaganda of the DVA against the Filipino World War II Veterans. It is the fault of the DVA that they only projected 18,000 veterans to be filing pension claims under the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund, and now nearly double that number -- or 32,795 applied? The JFAV scores the malicious insinuations of the DVA that “ This could indicate, according to analysts, that there may be spurious or incomplete claims being filed, or that some veterans may be submitting duplicate claims. “ JFAV bewail the fact they use this reason to say “these could be slowing down the application process. As early as 2002, JFAV has stood with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) that were at least 70,000 still living Filipino veterans in the Philippines. But the DVA bulldozed their claims that there are only 18,000 veterans both in the US and the Philippines. Who now is telling the truth? Why are they surprised with the number of claims?

Indymedia Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Event! (tags)

On Saturday, November 14th, 2009, Los Angeles Indymedia will celebrate 10 years since the first Independent Media Center (IMC) opened its doors in Seattle to cover and support the demonstrations against the meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO). LA IMC is hosting an all day event, open to the public, encouraging current and former IMCistas to come out. There will be workshops, food, music, and community groups sharing their knowledge.

NAZIS GO HOME! Spit and Swastikas Clash in Riverside (tags)

Those interested in opposing the NSM and other racist groups can contact claremontantifa@riseup.net antiracistie@gmail.com

Gold Bugs and One World Government (tags)

Some musings on what I saw in the first Zeitgeist movie, and the gold bugs out there.

JFAV/AWARE MARKED 65th LEYTE LANDING, on October 22 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, widows, students and youth and community advocates in the United States and the Association of Widows, Relatives and Advocates for Equality (AWARE) in Los Angeles marked the 65th year anniversary of the Leyte Landing on October 20, 1944 with a commemorative rites at the AWARE general assembly last October 22, 2009 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Lecture hall.

GABNET COMMEMORATES ANNIVERSARY WITH ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION OF ITS 20 YEAR HISTORY (tags)

On Saturday, October 10, a hushed crowd of Gabriela Network (GABNet) members, alumni, supporters, and political allied sat in the USD Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. The strum of a guitar and the lone voice of woman singing opened up the festivities of GABNet's 20th Anniversary.

Obamacare Targets Entitlements (tags)

the plan is to make America Guatemala

STP Relief and Fund Drive for Thypoon Victims Extended Until Dec. 31, 2009 (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines STP announced today that its relief campaign will continue until December 31, 2009. The relief drive for goods will continue in Los Angeles area while the monetary donations will go on in other parts of the United States. STP also announced that in the West Coast ,all monetary donations may be sent to: People's CORE, 1610 Beverly Blvd.; Ste. #2, Los Angeles CA, 90026. Checks may be made payable to "People's CORE" with "Typhoon Relief" written in the memo. Donations of $50 or more are tax-deductible.

The Steady Stream of Lies about Venezuela or The Killers and Liars Prepare (tags)

"The fourth big lie is saved up to the end, and follows on that grand tradition of the great human rights abusers accusing others to deflect attention from themselves. Chavez is said to be “cultivating” regimes that are characterised by “rigged elections, media censorship, the criminalisation of dissent and leaders for life”. Not a touch of irony, as the death squads in Colombia murder trade unionists and civil leaders unchecked, as the Obama Administration pussyfoots around the coup regime in Honduras (which deposed a Chavez ally), as election fraud and bloody war rages in Afghanistan and as the US launches missile attacks on Pakistan. It can be tedious to document such lies. They are so common and, no sooner is one lot done than the next day’s lies appear – if not in The Economist then in the Washington Post, The Australian or The Times. These monopolies count on the vulnerable, who do not have alternate sources of information, who do not read history and are able to be swayed by crude and often racist agitation. In the bigger picture, this is a delegitimising process, organised by the private media monopolies which, in their hatred for the sort of popular democracy led by Chavez (as also in the past by Allende), are preparing the ground for coups, wars of intervention and conquest. It has been done before and – while these monopolies remain unchecked – it will be done again."

In His Mother’s Footsteps: LA Man Jailed for 5 Days After Sit-In at Blue Cross Office (tags)

On Thursday, Sam Pullen was arrested at the Los Angeles offices of the insurance giant Blue Cross. He refused to give his information to police and vowed to remain in prison until Blue Cross agreed to hear demands that it stop denying doctor-recommended medical treatment to seriously ill patients. www.mobilizeforhealthcare.org

Global Warming Accelerates While US Backpedals (tags)

Two recent studies have shocked the world in regard to global warming. A phenomenon that was to happen “possibly in our lifetime” has evolved into a threat capable of transforming the world in ten years time. A recent, extensive study of the northern polar ice caps released by climate expert Professor Peter Wadham, concluded that the Arctic Ocean would be “mostly” ice free in 10 years during the summer months. This study is a stunning compliment to research done by NASA at the South Pole, which noted that ice sheets have been losing 30 feet a year in thickness since 2003. The research concluded that the rate of melting is accelerating, creating a “runaway effect.”

May God Bless help America; are we winning the Hearts and Minds? (tags)

An important part of the U.S. military action in the Middle East is to try and win the hearts and minds of its people, so when I saw the attached video I was not only shocked and dismayed but was very disappointed in our troops’

Resistance, Journal of the Earth Liberation Movement Hits Store Shelves Today (tags)

Resistance Magazine was created as a vehicle to inform, inspire, and energize the earth liberation movement. Humans have pushed the earth to the brink of catastrophe and each day that passes brings us one step closer to a planet that can no longer sustain life. The question has now become not what we can do, but what we must do; not what we are comfortable with, but what we are fully capable of; not what is convenient, but what is completely necessary to stop the destruction of our home.

The War in Afghanistan and its Implications in the Philippines (tags)

For the Alliance-Philippines, the escalating US-War in Afghanistan has a very special implication to the revolutionary movement in the Philippines. It is not only because there are 5 million Muslims in the Philippines, but also because there is an existing civil war in the Philippines centered in the 2nd largest island of Mindanao. It also indirectly affects the Filipino community abroad as in North America specially here in the United States. The existing civil war between the MILF with the Philippine government and the NPA has dragged on for more than 37 years. It just intensifies in varying degrees in between negotiations; ceasefires and changes in the US supported regimes. The civil war that started when President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972 has claimed more than 30,000 lives, and at present affected more than 2 million people and 650,000 refugees in Mindanao.

Help us, brother. (tags)

If you can.

Inglorious Bastards Film Promotes Terrorism and Torture (tags)

Why was the “psychology” of this movie not more considered in reviews? Yes one can quickly retort that it was “just” a movie, and besides artists have poetic license to be free with their work? Well maybe so, but Mr. Quentin Tarantino addresses a serious subject at a curiously serious time, and therefore he invites serious criticism that he and his critics should get—not a Hollywood club giving wide birth if it was meant to promote more guilt or whatever the U.S. film/ review industry silently accedes as OK—that is a film industry that has become part and parcel of a world not unlike that of Joseph Goebbels.

Patriot Act still unconstitutional (tags)

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize three expiring provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act. While the bill they passed allegedly strengthened civil liberties in reality, the Committee failed to make any meaningful improvements to the Patriot provisions that violate citizen’s basic rights

Canada Doesn't Want You, So Stay Home! (tags)

Canada has higher standards, so don't expect the bouncers at the border to let your stinking American ass into their pearly white country.

Noam Chomsky on the Cuban 5 (tags)

Chomsky was interviewed by Radio Havana Cuba on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the arbitrary arrest and detention in Miami of Cubans Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, who after a legally flawed trial in Miami District Court, are incarcerated in US prisons for infiltrating anti-Cuba Miami based groups of terrorists with the aim of defending Cuba against US based terrorism. As Professor Chomsky says in this interview "They weren't criminals. They were heroes". He points out "that the only way to remedy the injustice is to withdraw the charges completely".

AUDACITY IN NORWAY!: It's a morbid joke, right? Barack Obama? Nobel Peace Prize? (tags)

The Audacity of Hype! Not since Henry Kissinger was given "the Peace Prize" in 1973 has the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize involved such a sad and tragic irony. Between now and delivering his "Peace" Prize acceptance speech, Obama will be sending drones to bomb mostly collaterally innocent people every week (in their homes, marketplaces, villages, and even wedding parties). He will be continuing to operate George 'Dubya' Bush's practically beyond-the-law, rendition-torture gulags (notoriously, Gitmo & Bagram). He will be expanding the technological advancements, types and potential "usability" of U.S. nuclear weapons (while supposedly also being awarded "for his attempts to curb nuclear proliferation"). And, he will be, upon their every request, militarily resupplying a racist apartheid state (Israel) with cumulatively billions of dollars worth of cluster, DIME and phosphorus bombs, no matter how many fleeing families upon whom that state will use those execrable terror weapons. The Nobel Peace Committee must still be high on the 'Obamalade' to make such a blatant mockery of what the Nobel prize for peace(!) should stand for. Or, should they now call it the Nobel "Peace Is War" Prize? [ --JA]

U.S. IMPERIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

After more than a century of brutal colonization of the Philippines, U.S. troops continue to battle Moro insurgents and the New People's Army guerillas to protects its investments, support the bloody oligarchs headed by the Arroyo clique, and preserve its neocolonial stranglehold. The U.S. public should wake up to demand that Obama stop its support of the Arroyo regime and withdraw U.S. troops. E. San Juan's two books might help inform the US public of what's going on in the Philippines today.

A Disaster Waiting to Happen (tags)

The tremendous outpouring of love, brotherhood and assistance by our compatriots in the United States to all our “kababayans” whose lives have been devastated by Typhoon Ondoy captures the essence of our Bayanihan spirit. True to our Filipino core values, organizations, institutions and individuals of various political persuasions bonded together and in their own unique and creative ways extended immediate assistance to our brothers and sisters and continue their plans for long term relief . Most recently, President Obama expressed his “deep condolences for the loss of life and devastation caused by recent storms in the Philippines”. “As part of this effort, the U.S Agency for International Development, has so far allocated $1.8 million to respond to the disaster.”

World boycott campaign to Chiquita for its support to Honduran coup d'etat (tags)

we are promoting a world campaign to boycott Chiquita which supports the Coup d'Etat in Honduras. It is very important to spread the word in these critical moments and to try to help the Resistence to defeat coup participants.

Idaho; Areva Corp. Plans For Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment Facility (tags)

Plans are underway by Areva Corporation to build a centrifuge uranium enrichment facility near Idaho Falls, ID. The state government of Idaho has given Areva, a French corporation, significant tax breaks to help them overcome any obstacles that may delay the permits for construction of this plant. Public comment is needed to prevent this nuclear bomb making facility from being built.

Inglorious Bastards Film Promotes Terrorism and Torture (tags)

Why was the “psychology” of this movie not more considered in reviews? Yes one can quickly retort that it was “just” a movie, and besides artists have poetic license to be free with their work? Well maybe so, but Mr. Quentin Tarantino addresses a serious subject at a curiously serious time, and therefore he invites serious criticism that he and his critics should get—not a Hollywood club giving wide birth if it was meant to promote more guilt or whatever the U.S. film/ review industry silently accedes as OK—that is a film industry that has become part and parcel of a world not unlike that of Joseph Goebbels.

BTL:Report Finds 13 Million Babies are Born Prematurely Worldwide; 1 Million Die (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Inglorious Bastards Film Promotes Terrorism and Torture (tags)

Why was the “psychology” of this movie not more considered in reviews? Yes one can quickly retort that it was “just” a movie, and besides artists have poetic license to be free with their work? Well maybe so, but Mr. Quentin Tarantino addresses a serious subject at a curiously serious time, and therefore he invites serious criticism that he and his critics should get—not a Hollywood club giving wide birth if it was meant to promote more guilt or whatever the U.S. film/ review industry silently accedes as OK—that is a film industry that has become part and parcel of a world not unlike that of Joseph Goebbels.

Afghanistan; Our Alpine Quagmire, 8 Years is Enough! (tags)

After eight years of hunting OBL throughout the mountains of Afghanistan with no luck, can we finally say "enough is enough" and begin the process of U.S. troop withdrawal from this alpine quagmire??

Teach-in on Single-Payer "Medicare for all" Healthcare, Anaheim, Oct 9th (tags)

Richard Gingery, M.D, a member of "Physicians for a National Health Program," a non-profit research and education organization composed of 17,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals, will do a "teach-in" showing how a single-payer "Medicare for All"-type system is the best public option for solving the healthcare crisis here in the United States.

Ineffectiveness and Dangers of Flu Shots (tags)

they contain a toxic brew

Economic recovery underway - a cruel deception (tags)

The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs (tags)

"The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs." The fact that the justification is even offered is remarkable. Suppose, for example, that Colombia, or China, or many others claimed the right to establish military bases in Mexico to implement their programs to eradicate tobacco in the U.S., by fumigation in North Carolina and Kentucky, interdiction by sea and air forces, and dispatch of inspectors to the U.S. to ensure it was eradicating this poison-which is, in fact, far more lethal even than alcohol, which in turn is far more lethal than cocaine or heroin, incomparably more than cannabis. The toll of tobacco use is truly fearsome, including "passive smokers" who are seriously affected though they do not use tobacco themselves. The death toll overwhelms the lethal effects of other dangerous substances."

Behind the Coup Regime Curtain (tags)

"Providing an example of what else these citizens in civil resistance are up against, the pro-coup media then takes the demonstrators’ attempt to remain within the coup decree’s 20-person limit on public assemblies, and portrays it as a sign that the resistance has lost steam. The daily Heraldo, for example, covered that same demonstration with these dishonest words: “The security lines remain, and an important number of national and international journalists, and, of course, demonstrations, which are already almost insignificant for the number of participants."

David Avilla and Advocate for Orphans: Operating Illegally (tags)

David Avilla and his organization, Advocate for Orphans International (AFOI) is not properly registered with the State of California, and is therefore operating illegally.

Open letter to Mogul Turner. (tags)

I hope that the jobless, dispossessed and homeless in America suffering the financial crisis fabricated by the financial extortionisits of America, will inform the Capitol and the While House of the conduct of all the Executives of the Ted Turner Global Media Empire.

GMA’s Handling of Typhoon Ondoy is the Real Disaster (tags)

In response to the devastation of Typhoon Ondoy, members of the national Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the Filipino youth-based Daluyong Coordinating Committee are organizing Sagip-Tulong Sa Pilipinas (STP) Emergency Relief Fund Campaign. This campaign will raise material and monetary support for the typhoon victims and aims to raise $5,000 by Monday, October 5, and another $5,000 by Friday, October 16.

Reviewing Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories (tags)

Project Censored's fabulous new book.

The Shortwave Report 10/02 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.

Honduran government hires fiction writer to hawk coup regime (tags)

"On this morning, three months later, it was déjà vu all over again, as those same military troops reenacted the battle of June 28, busting down the doors of both broadcasters and this time removing their transmitters and equipment. And soldiers have surrounded both houses of media to prevent the people from retaking them. The coup regime is now clinging to power illegitimately, threatened on every front by truth and justice, which means it must create an illusion of democratic sanction, and so, it has inked a $292,000 contract with CLSA, calling on the PR firm to “diseñar una campaña de persuasión” [build a campaign of persuasion]."

The U.S. Creeps Closer to a Police State (tags)

When word first arrived that the G-20 would be meeting in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, activists began organizing protest demonstrations. Events like this are what freedom of speech is made for. What better occasion to protest than a meeting of the world’s 20 top leaders — most of them deservedly hated — where they will be imposing policy on billions of people worldwide? The majority of protesters consisted of labor and community groups; they encountered an army of police…literally.

"Riverside Rejects Racism" Rally in Response to Neo-Nazi Demonstration (tags)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

RIVERSIDE, California -- In response to a planned neo-Nazi demonstration at a day labor site in Casa Blanca, Riverside's historically Latino community, numerous community groups united to oppose racism in their city. Over 30 organizations endorsed the rally, which saw the participation of over 150 people who listened to and gave speeches, shared fruit and water, and enjoyed music and a strong sense of solidarity.

PESANTE-USA CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING THAT CAUSES DISASTERS LIKE ONDOY (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA, an environmental and a peasant advocacy group based in the united States vehemently condemns the US –Arroyo regime for its criminal negligence and lack of preparedness against the natural calamities that regularly hit the Philippines. It was evident with Typhoon Ondoy (international code name Ketsana) that dumped 334 millimeters of rain in the first six hours, the highest ever recorded rainfall in the Metropolis. The previous record was 341 millimeters over a 24 hour period 42 years ago. Ondoy submerged up to 80% of the city, and covered areas that never experienced flooding before, stranding people on rooftops and bringing death and misery to Filipinos

THE NEW LATIN AMERICA FOR NOAM CHOMSKY (tags)

Interview of Noam Chomsky

American Jury Duty as of June, 2009 (tags)

An article on American Jury Duty

GMA AND TEODORO CANNOT CLAIM THE VETERANS VICTORY AS THEIRS (tags)

We wrote this letter as a rejoinder to the steady stream of propaganda from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and ever willing Philippine government functionaries led by Secretary of Defense Gilberto Teodoro and his lackeys namely PVAO retired General Ernesto Carolina and their paid hacks. But the glaring fact it is more than six months now when the Stimulus Bill was passed and only less than 3,000 Filipino veterans in the United States have received their checks. We want to know what keeping the claims so slow. The United States is deliberately using the claims as a propaganda tool to make the Filipino people accept their Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the proposed changes in the 1987 constitution that will give them 100% ownership of Philippine lands and corporations.

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."

Today your freedom is being signed away (tags)

Today at the UN New York States are signing a treaty which by its exclusion of core obligations and the right to development will create a people more dependent on the State and Corporations as well as discriminating against the poor. Obama ( & other States) is following such policies.

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."

Claims DELAYED, JUSTICE DENIED (tags)

Despite the Letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) dated September 4, 2009 in reply to our questions, the national alliance based in Los Angeles continues to receive numerous complaints from Filipino World War II veterans on the slow process of their claims. It is more than six months now when the Stimulus Bill was passed and only less than 2,000 Filipino veterans in the United States have received their checks. We want to know what keeping the claims so slow. Therefore, we are afraid and have to tell the veterans and their dependents that the claims will take another 18 months at most to be all be paid to tall of them.

Alliance Philippines Marked 37th Martial Law Declaration with a Forum (tags)

The 37th year of the declaration of martial law in the Philippines by the US-Marcos dictatorship was marked with a forum in Los Angeles and discussion meetings in San Francisco and New York. In Los Angeles, the AJLPP made a presentation at the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) Forum on the Philippines on Friday, September 18. At their LA office at 137 Virgil St. Los Angeles, CA 9004. KMB leader and high school teacher Mark Ramos spoke on class struggle and liberation in the Philippines at a crowd of at least 70 persons. . Also in attendance were a group of Filipinos under the Ecumenical Fellowship For Justice and Peace (EFJP) based in California.

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."

Actions Spreading Across the U.S. Against Corporate-Driven Climate Policy (tags)

As groups protest the Pittsburgh International Coal Conference days before the G-20 arrives in the city, additional actions against U.S. climate policy and the fossil fuels industry took place on both the east and west coasts.

Goldstone Commission Gaza Conflict Findings and Reactions (tags)

Goldstone accuses Israel of war crimes

BTL:To Stop Nuclear Proliferation, Washington Must Lead by Example (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

GMA Loyalist Corpus Assumes OVA (tags)

General Victor Corpus assumes his office as Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA)in the RP Embassy in the United States, He was sworn into office by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita in Malacanang. Present OVA person General Delfin Lorenzana is by a known GMA psychopath, retired ISAFP general Victor Corpus. Corpus is a know loyal GMA supporter.

Time To Get Medieval? (tags)

A three-month old baby in Louisiana died in her home from blood loss due to rat bites. There were holes in the walls and holes in the floor. Evidently, the landlord spent FEMA money earmarked to repair the house on something else, but the authorities were still trying to determine if they should file criminal charges against the parents!

Endangered species listing sought for Arctic reindeer (tags)

Endangered species listing sought for Arctic reindeer

Corrupt U.S. Government official operating illegally with Mexican Drug Cartels for profit (tags)

According to documents obtained by this writer while employed as a high ranking U.S. law enforcement agent in Mexico, Cramer was also allegedly operating illegally by serving as a sort of secret agent and a full blown business partner of some of Mexico’s richest and most blood thirsty drug lords

Doctors Aiding Torture (tags)

complicit doctors

October 10th – Call for a Pro-LGBT Picket of the White House (tags)

-- Please circulate widely --

6 PM, Saturday, Oct. 10th
Lafayette Park (on H Street just north of the White House)


Many of us watched in disgust this past January as the homophobic Reverend Rick Warren was given an honored place at the inaugural festivities. It was as if a leader of the White Citizens Council had been invited to the White House.

Announcing 24 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism for February of 2010 (tags)

Today we announce that Narco News will grant 24 scholarships for up-and-coming journalists and communicators to attend a ten-day session of the School of Authentic Journalism on February 3 to 13 of 2010 on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

Protest for Justice for the Armenians (tags)

“Stop the Protocols” is rallying the entire community, and all youth in particular, to gather at the consulate Friday and express their disapproval of the Swiss government’s role in drafting a set of one-sided protocols that threaten Armenia and undermine the rights of all Armenians.

Israel wants US cover-up (tags)

of Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

My time with L R H (tags)

on a mission to LA

Mexican Nationals fleeing into the United States (tags)

Shopkeepers along the U.S. Mexican border recite the list of "protection" fees they pay to the MDC’s to just stay in business: 100 pesos a month for a stall in a street market, 30,000 pesos for an auto dealership or construction-supply firm. First offense for nonpayment: a severe beating. Those who keep ignoring the fees - or try to charge their own - may pay with their lives

Rally for Leonard Peltier (tags)

“I am Barack Obama's political prisoner now.” -- Leonard Peltier, September 11, 2009

Census Bureau Confirms Rising Poverty, Falling Incomes, and Growing Numbers of Uninsured (tags)

growing poverty and despair in America

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.

Charlie Sheen to Obama: Investigate 9/11 Openly (tags)

Eight years on and in the aftermath of Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen's 9/11 challenge to President Barack Obama, journalists of the world's media conglomerates have been slow responders to follow the trail of evidence. Sheen posed numerous questions in a YouTube video directed at the President and held a "letter" of documentary evidence to back his claim that the official 9/11 story was a cover-up. The letter and its links support an argument that the 9/11 conspiracy fits an historical pattern of government-scripted attacks as pretexts to wage war.

Afghanistan: Back Door to War on Iran (tags)

Neocons support war with Afghanistan in order to get war with Iran

Benjamin Tucker: Individualist Libertarian Market Socialist (tags)

American Individualist Libertarianism is a form of market socialism with self-employed individuals, co-operative businesses, and socialist employers. 1. (If your interested, please see: Benjamin Tucker’s State Socialism and Anarchism: Where they Agree and where they Differ)

The drumbeat of fear mongering propaganda continues: What are State and the Pentagon plan (tags)

"The AUC were a phenomenon that was changed by drug-smuggling....so they looked for cultivation and smuggling zones, so this is what permeated the [border] zone, including today [the phenomenon] is still present in [Venezulean border state] Tachira with [paramilitary group] the Black Eagles." Venezuelan journalist Alberto Nolia, analysing the interview, said, "Its clear the Colombian government was completely involved in the conspiracy...Garcia has linked the government of Uribe with the paramilitaries and with drug smuggling."

REJECT US PUPPETS AND HIRELINGS IN THE COMING PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS 2010 (tags)

United States intervention in the Philippines knows no bound. The Kilusang Dekada 70 (KD70) vehemently condemns the US Department of Defense and the Heritage Foundation think-tank for meddling in the coming presidential elections in the Philippines on May 2010. The United States by propping up the presidential ambitions of Arroyo’s heir apparent Philippine defense secretary Gilberto Teodoro and giving him the necessary propaganda mileage during his visit in Washington DC and other states, is making the notion that Teodoro is the US “anointed one”. Teodoro is deliberately toeing the US line against terrorism and profess loyalty to the “US War Against Terror in Asia.”

The day My life changed (tags)

The day My life changed

BTL:Worsening Forest Fires Tied to Climate Change (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

September-October 2009 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Twenty Minutes with the President (tags)

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with our 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, while he was out promoting his health care reform initiative. I requested 30 minutes given the scope and detail of my inquiry; they said I could have 20. Twenty minutes, 1200 seconds, not a lot of time to question the President about one of the most important events in our nation’s history. The following is a transcript of our remarkable discussion.

"NO MÁS CHAVEZ" SUBVERTIDO EN SAN FRANCISCO: "VIVA CHAVEZ" MANIFESTACI (tags)

Eles intentaron haber una protesta contra Presidente Hugo Chávez y la revolución Bolivariana. Pero San Francisco dijo "NO!"

REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About (tags)

REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About a film of a talk by Bob Avakian Online at: http://www.revolutiontalk.net/ In 2003 Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA delivered an historic talk in the United States.

Global Systematic discriminationagainst the Poor due to be signed (tags)

International human rights law to be signed by States on Sept 24, 2009, systematically discriminates against the poor. The establishment is pitted against the independent peoples and the most disadvantaged. A mediocre nation and a dependent people are the very likely outcomes.

Playing the ‘Anti-Semitism’ Card Against Venezuela (tags)

"Although the arrests helped ease the anxieties of Venezuela’s Jewish community, the international media pressed on with the storyline of a politically motivated attack. The very week that the Venezuelan Israelite Association issued a statement praising the swift and successful investigation, The Washington Post ran an editorial titled “Mr. Chavez vs. the Jews,” which again blamed the robbery on the government, or, more specifically, on an ugly comment left on a “pro-government Web site,” demanding “that citizens ‘publicly challenge every Jew that you find in the street, shopping center or park’ and called for a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses, seizures of Jewish-owned property and a demonstration at Caracas’s largest synagogue.”4 The editorial concluded that the synagogue was then “duly attacked.”5 The idea that the sacking of the Caracas synagogue was based purely on anti-Semitism has persisted, even showing up in a recent piece authored by two academics in the high-brow Boston Review. The authors claim the attack is a sign of “state-directed anti-Semitism.”

Join CA Safe Schools @ 2009 Western U.S. Pollution Prevention Conference (tags)

California Safe Schools (CSS) www.calisafe.org is nationally & internationally recognized for spearheading the most stringent pesticide policy in nation at Los Angeles Unified School District . Today it has become an international model.

Behind the Scenes at San Diego’s Gay Fraternity (tags)

KEVIN KAO, EZRA EVANGELISTA and ARTHUR HUANG probably wouldn’t have joined any other fraternity, but Delta Lambda Phi was different. Not only was it founded 22 years ago specifically for Gay, Bisexual and “Progressive” (Queer-friendly) men, but its members get along and have fun with each other without drinking or hazing.

Combat troops to replace support troops in Afghanistan as Obama’s war escalates (tags)

The Los Angeles Times reports on September 2nd that the Pentagon is planning on replacing up to 14,000 U.S. “support” troops in Afghanistan with “combat” troops (see http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/afghanistan/la-fg-afghan-troops2-2009sep02,0,6170770.story). The Times reports the support units will be replaced by "trigger-pullers,” according to Department of Defense (DOD) officials.

Amazing Organizing in Honduras (tags)

“Who led the march?” he asked, then answering: “The young people, and also children and senior citizens did. We went into the streets with our drums. Our drums have accompanied this process since the beginning. Last night at this event’s inauguration the energy was high because our culture was here with us, and with us the voices of the ancestors, as we go forward constructing the new nation, the new community. A better future for the community depends on each one of you.”

America's Tortured Past (tags)

America's sordid legacy

We are here to remind our government that this is our country (tags)

We are here to remind our government that this is our country

Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela (tags)

"Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes."

LA Congressman Waxman Challenged By Injured Downey Movie and Kaiser Workers (tags)

Environmental activist Sharon Kramer talks about the role of the corporate industry trade group ACOEM in preventing the treatment of workers injured by mold by writing into workers comp laws rules eliminating treatement for mold. She also reports that former US Senator Edward Kennedy eliminated a study exposing the conflict of interest by ACOEM and other corporate controlled groups on US workers comp policy

National Security Versus CIA Ethics (tags)

The National Security of the United States is plagued by several deep-rooted problems that lead to expectations on intelligence personnel that are unjustified and highly corrupting.

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.”

KD70 Statement on the Partial Writ for Roxas (tags)

For the Kilusang Dekada 70( KD70), the association of Filipino-American activists who are now residing in the United States,we firmly believe that the CA partial writ for Melissa Roxas is just a carbon copy of the some of the ruling of the high courts and other courts that upheld the concept of justice but contradicts the inequities of the ruling system. The recent The Court of Appeals decision on the partial granting of the petition for writ of amparo and habeas data filed by Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas only successfully highlights and exposes the contradictions in the bourgeois justice system in the Philippines.

Growing Poverty and Despair in America (tags)

what the dominant media won't tell you

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 77 (tags)

The Filipino American community in the United States lost one of its staunchest friend and ally- a champion of human rights, the oppressed and the elderly, a true blooded democrat till his end - Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, 77. On behalf of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) a national alliance of veterans, youth, students and community organizations and activist for veterans rights based in Los Angeles, California, we express our deep and sincere condolences to the family, friends and the constituents of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Capitalism is the Problem: System Error (tags)

The chaos that we now witness is only the latest crisis of the global economic system. The system has not succeeded in keeping profits at the level of the postwar years. What is good for one capitalist is not necessarily good for the system. Triple-digit billions have been pumped into system

Argentine court throws out jail time for pot smokers! (tags)

Argentine court throws out jail time for marijuana smokers! They didn't legalize drugs like Mexico did last Friday, but it is a step in the right direction!

Revolution: Why it’s Necessary, Why it’s Possible, and What it’s all about (tags)

Revolution: Why it’s Necessary, Why it’s Possible, and What it’s all about. In 2003 Bob Avakian delivered this historic talk in the United States. This is a wide-ranging revolutionary journey. It breaks down the very nature of the society we live in and how humanity has come to a time where a radically different society is possible. He lays it all out in a nine-hour speech-and then goes into three hours of question-and-answer dialogue with the audiences. It's all there-full of heart and soul, humor and seriousness.

Rob Us If You Must, But Socialism Scares Us (tags)

A possible explanation of why Americans are so complacent about being massively robbed by capitalists time after time.

OCTOBER 5 DIRECT ACTION AT WHITE HOUSE (tags)

On October 5, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR), along with other national peace groups, will carry out direct action at the White House to end the war in Afghanistan and demand reparations for the people of Afghanistan.

Mexico legalizes drug use (tags)

Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession for “personal use” ! People detained with small quantities no longer face criminal prosecution when the law goes into effect today.

With Amanda Villatoro, of CSA: CRF must be recognized as an occupational illness (tags)

http://www.rel-uita.org/agricultura/agrotoxicos/irc/2009/con_amanda_villatoro-eng.htm

Global Depression and Regional Wars - Part II (tags)

continued imperial plunder

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.

CLAIMS DELAYED, JUSTICE DENIED (tags)

What Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) was saying all along was validated by ACFV leaders in Washington and the RP embassy itself. As of July only more than 2,000 veterans have received their claims out of the 35,000 who applied since February 2009 While the passage in February of the “equity compensation” legislation brought so much hope and rejoicing for thousands of Filipino World War II veterans who, for decades, had lobbied for recognition for their war-time services to the United States,six months later, most of these veterans, now in the late 80s are still waiting for the one-time, lump-sum compensation which went with the recognition of their military services.

Cracks in the Honduran Coup Regime Grow Wider (tags)

"Micheletti is in fact declaring the military a scapegoat for doing just once what Micheletti himself has ordered them to do a second and third time. He doesn’t really want Zelaya to stand trial because, first, the so-called evidence against the President is flimsy and falsified, and, second, because the regime fears that the very people of Honduras might assemble to break down any wall that might hold their elected president."

Urgent Plea from Radio Progreso (Honduras) (tags)

"All of the sudden, Gustavo Cardoza said that a policeman was pointing his weapon at him and immediately reported that other police were coming after him. Our reporter tried to run, and told them that he was a reporter for Radio Progreso. It was then that we heard his cries, and the blows that our reporter was receiving."

The Truth About Cocaine (tags)

Cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs known to man.

NEW NATIONAL CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS (tags)

Announcing its intention to challenge the Democrats and Republicans in 2010, a national organizing effort to build a new electoral party of the left has announced its interim leadership and basic unity statement. Debra Reiger of Sacramento, who also serves as North State Organizer of the Peace and Freedom Party, is the Interim Chair of the National Organizing Continuations Committee (NOCC). The committee was empowered to coordinate the multi-state effort at the National Organizing Conference held on August 1 in San Francisco. The Interim Secretary is Georgia Williams of Fresno, who also serves as Secretary of the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee.

Haiti, Honduras -- Occupation is the Crime (tags)

August 12 marked the two-year anniversary of the kidnapping of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, considered by many to be Haiti's next Aristide. Vigils were held around the world on this day: including in Haiti, London, Guyana, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Whose the Real Hypocrite Secretary Clinton? (tags)

"In the context of President Obama’s statement last weekend that those who urge the US to take stronger action against the Honduras coup regime “think that it’s appropriate for us to suddenly act in ways that in every other context they consider inappropriate,” calling it “hypocrisy.” The revelation that Clinton and MCC have already sanctioned the elected government of Nicaragua and its private sector in ways that it so far refuses to sanction the illegal coup regime of Honduras and its private backers has revealed one important fact: That Washington has already determined that “it’s appropriate” to deny MCC funds to a country for lighter and more transient reasons than those that exist to sanction a coup regime in another. Didn’t a certain US President, last weekend, speak the word “hypocrisy” in the context of the US and the Honduras coup?"

Too Cute by Half on Honduras, Mr. President (tags)

" I don’t worry or weep for Latin America or Honduras. The people united will never be defeated, and our authentic journalists, myself included, will be there alongside them reporting their every step in community organizing and civil resistance to win back what basic democratic principles establish is rightfully theirs. It really doesn't matter how much money or oxygen Washington gives to the Honduras coup regime: that baby is going down, and will go down hard, at the hands of an organized people."

The Joker as hypocrite (tags)

Obama, like his "Old Man" - just can't keep his mouth shut

PRISON RIOT:VIOLENCE BETWEEN RAZA AND AFRICAN PRISONERS AT CALIFORNIA STATE PRISON (tags)

Statement From The Chicano Mexicano Prison Project

No Letup in Political Witch-Hunts Under Obama (tags)

Obama political persecutions

Is owning a gun a privilege or a right? Carrying a concealed weapon a privilege or a right (tags)

I suspect any school child in New York, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. or California tell you that owning a gun is not a right but a privilege! If you have a gun and you don’t have permission from the government to own it the police will throw you in jail.

Remembering Ruby Ridge, FBI Murder of Weaver Family (8/21) (tags)

Though many on the left would strongly disagree with the separatist ideology of Randy Weaver, many would agree that the FBI shooting of Randy's wife Vicki and their teenage son Sammy at Ruby Ridge were over the top and violations of civil liberties and human rights. We need to accept that human rights apply to ALL, even those that we do not agree with!!

FILIPINO -AMERICANS HOLDS MEMORIAL MASSES/PRAYERS FOR PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT CORY (tags)

The Filipino American community held prayer meetings and memorial masses for President Cory Aquino on August 4 and 6 in Los Angeles. On Thursday, August 6, the memorial mass was held at the St.Columban Filipino Church in Historic Filipinotwn Los Angeles. It was led by the Echo Park Community Coalition. Veterans of the anti-martial law movement in the United States and in the Philippines were present at the mass. Fr, john Brannnigan, a friend of the Aquino family and Fr, Frisco Entines, a veteran rights advocate officiated the mass. The solemn mass songs in Filipino was sung by the Parish Generation Choir.

Woodstock 2009: A Slow Learning Curve? (tags)

One generalization, that unfortunately holds true for “many” musicians and rock bands is, despite the fact they often have potentially huge audiences (the marketer’s dream), is that they often have little, if anything, intelligent and insightful to say about social and political issues. But more specifically, they will not likely assert the likelihood—that U.S. sponsored torture of Islamic prisoners has probably rendered “zero” results of quality or worthwhile intelligence (save perhaps what “Israeli” objectives might have wanted).

The World's Largest Parasites (tags)

Why a universal single payer insurance plan is the only logical answer to the health crisis in the United States. Health insurance companies are large parasites and should be abolished completely.

Woodstock 2009: A Slow Learning Curve? (tags)

One generalization, that unfortunately holds true for “many” musicians and rock bands is, despite the fact they often have potentially huge audiences (the marketer’s dream), is that they often have little, if anything, intelligent and insightful to say about social and political issues. But more specifically, they will not likely assert the likelihood—that U.S. sponsored torture of Islamic prisoners has probably rendered “zero” results of quality or worthwhile intelligence (save perhaps what “Israeli” objectives might have wanted).

Goodbye Tita Cory! (tags)

The Filipino American community in the United States and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) in Los Angeles is united with our compatriots in our motherland in their grief and their celebration of the life the 11th President of our republic, Mrs. Corazon “Tita Cory” Aquino. Today, as the Filipino people sends off Mrs. Aquino to her grave and pays their last respects, her spirit of resistance against tyrannty continues. Mrs. Aquino, a simple housewife, was reluctantly thrust into the center-stage of history with the assassination of her husband, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. in August 21, 1983.

Real Health Care Reform - Universal Single Payer (tags)

real health care reform

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

Coming Soon: Anarchy! (tags)

Second Southern California Anarchist Conference and Feria Libertaria

Why The U.S. Government Hates Venezuela (tags)

The propaganda wheels are turning fast. The barrage of anti-Venezuela misinformation that began while Bush was in office has intensified in recent months. Not a week goes by without the U.S. mainstream media running at least one story about the “dictatorial” Venezuelan government. Historically, the U.S. government’s foreign policy “coincidentally” matches the opinion of the media and vice versa.

Vaccination Myths and Truths (tags)

vaccine dangers

Mrs. Corazon C, Aquino, 76-11th President of the Philippines (tags)

The Filipino American community in the United States and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) in Los Angeles is united with our compatriots in our motherland in their grief and their celebration of the life the 11th President of our republic, Mrs. Corazon “Tita Cory” Aquino. Mrs. Aquino, a simple housewife, was reluctantly thrust into the center-stage of history with the assassination of her husband, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. in August 21, 1983 and made her mark as an opposition leader and then as a president of the Republic after the dictator was deposed in a people’s power uprising in 1986. Before that, for three significant years, from 1980-83 the Filipino American community was lucky enough to have the Aquino family in exile in Boston, in the east coast until Senator Aquino decided to come home to his martyrdom at the hands of the much hated dictatorship. Then rest is history.

The Political Situation and the Independent Left (tags)

Presentation by Stewart Alexander to PFP National Organizing Conference San Francisco, California August 1, 2009

David Crowe: Canadian Activist Organizes Alternative AIDS Conference (tags)

David Crowe, head of Rethinking AIDS and the Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society in Canada, has been active for over a decade in the alternative AIDS movement, which challenges conventional wisdom and its claim that the cause of AIDS is a single virus and highly toxic antiviral medications are the only legitimate way to treat it. In the first part of a two-part interview, he discusses why HIV antibody test results are ambiguous, HIV has never been proven to exist as a virus and the dangers of the meds. He's organizing an international conference in Oakland in early November where scientists and activists will discuss these ideas and their implications.

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

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

News Release - Program Donates School Supplies to Foster Children (tags)

Prudential employees collect school supplies for foster children

On the PGMA-Obama Meeting On July 29-31 in the US (tags)

“ I did not become president to be popular”. Taking a cue from the dictator Marcos who said, “I did not become president to preside of the death of the Philippine republic” in 1972, Gloria M. Arroyo made her intentions very clear and went to the United States to seek the blessing and support of the new US president. Like all Philippine presidents before her, she will kowtow and try to impress the chief executive officer of the ruling capitalist class of the United States. She will for sure in the name of “fighting global; terrorism and “climate change” align her interest with the US of the capitalist class.

Dems and Reps Unite for Cuts (tags)

While billionaires get bailed out and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue THE BUDGET CRISIS IS A LIE! THERE IS MONEY THE RICH ARE STEALING IT.

Melissa Roxas: Torture, Not Political Affiliation, Is the Issue (tags)

The latest accusations of Philippine Congressman Jovito Palparan should bear no weight in determining the outcome of the ongoing investigation on the case of American torture victim Melissa Roxas. This must only be determined by the facts, including the evidence currently being gathered by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in the Philippines.

9/11,Carl Levin,Senator Jane Harman International,Kuwait Securacom, Marvin Bush,Al Sabah (tags)

After all they are royalty,both Sheikh Sabah al Sabah of Kuwait and Queen Jane Harman of Venice, California,aren't they ? And now one of the Sheikh most loyal subjects and leader of the Kuwait orchestrated illegal Harman International NYSE pump and dump to defraud American small investors is dead.Just goes to show as that old saying goes dead men or dead subjects of the Sheikh can't tell tales.

The Democrats vs. Public Education (tags)

Public education in the United States is under heavy attack. And because a so-called “progressive” President is leading the charge, many education activists have been lulled to sleep while on lookout duty. Obama recently announced his “race to the top” program to “reform” education. Much like Bush’s No Child Left Behind, Obama’s plan represents progress for education in name only.

Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance:" Part II (tags)

the threat of totalitarian democracy

Embracing the Precautionary Principle by Robina Suwol (tags)

Comments by Founder & Executive Director of California Safe Schools

NLE 09 TARGET ANALYSIS -- CHI NYC HOU PDX DC -- (tags)

Dr. James Fetzer joins a group of officers and non-coms from Ghost Troop, the controversial cyber militia dedicated to thwarting 9/11-2B false flag attacks. Together they conduct a powerful analysis of the pending terror drill, NLE 09.

Attac France on the Stiglitz Report (tags)

If the world really lives through a systemic crisis, solutions must also be sou9ght on this plane. Regrettably the mandate limits the commission to reform the international monetary system. The UN is the only institution with a democratic legitimacy.

‘volunteer’ (tags)

‘volunteer’

Authorities on both sides of the border detain suspects in regard to the killing of U.S. B (tags)

Whether it was illegal immigrants or drug smugglers is not immediately clear. What is certain is Border Agent Robert Wimer Rosas, was killed in the line of duty by unidentified individuals at 9:15 PM on July 23rd while on duty patrolling the U.S. Mexican border.

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.

JFAV SUPPORTS DALUYONG: 3-Day Filipino American Youth Consultation in LA (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), national alliance of veterans, students/youth and community advocates for veterans justice and equity rights, militantly and wholly supports the National Youth Consultation to be held in Historic Filipino Town in Los Angeles on July 24 and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) Auditorium at 1300 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 on July 25-26, 2009 . On July 24-26, a three-day consultation bringing together grassroots Filipino American youth organizations to build mechanisms of coordination on national issues, and bridge the divide amongst the Filipino Diaspora in addressing Philippine and International concerns. The national consultation, “DALUYONG: Surging to Confront the Crisis of Our Times”, is organized by the Bagwis Collective (IL), Committee on Pilipino Issues (IL), Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (NY/NJ), and the host organization Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB or Pro-people Youth, CA) under the auspices of the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines). The event is also endorsed by a number of other progressive organizations across the U.S. and Canada (see complete list of current North American endorsements).

SENATOR PIMENTEL CALLS ON OFW’S TO VOTE ON 2010 ELECTIONS; ALLAYS FEARS OF CHACHA ON SONA (tags)

Senate Minority leader and oppositionSenator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. calls on all overseas Filipinos to vote on the May 2010 Presidential elections in the Philippines. Calling the OFW votes as “the decisive factor and the cleansing votes” he appealed to Filipino American voters in the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Hall at the regular Media Breakfast Club of LA Wednesday meeting, yesterday, July 22. " There are around 14 million Filipinos abroad. If only 6 million of them votes. that can be decisive in any elections. In the United States there are around 2.9 million of you here. Your votes are not tainted, you cannot be bought. Therefore your vites are important." Pimentel told the crowd.

The Warsaw Ghetto and Gaza Strip (tags)

A comparison of the present fascist policies of the Israeli government with the past atrocities of the Nazis

Honduras: Anti-Chavez ‘free speech’ warriors linked to coup (tags)

"This is because, for the IAPA, there was no coup. Its July 14 statement said the democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was simply “stood down” — not kidnapped and dumped in a different country by balaclava-clad soldiers. And if anyone can recognise a dictatorship, it is the IAPA. After all, as it points out, the IAPA has been fighting off dictatorships “for a long time” — in the form of the Chavez administration. Ironically, the only time in Venezuela that a TV channel was taken off air, constitutional rights suspended, and journalists arrested and assaulted since Chavez’s 1998 election was during the two days when he was removed from power in a short-lived coup in April 2002. "

Fed refuses to disclose recipients of US $2-trillion (tags)

Fed refuses to disclose recipients of US $2-trillion

The Mahr Provision in Islamic Marriage Contracts (tags)

In recent years, many Islamic divorce cases were litigated in the United States family courts. The issue of mahr in the Islamic marriage contracts became subject of debate among lawyers and scholars. This article sheds lights on the Islamic mahr in USA.

DALUYONG: Surging to Confront the Crisis of Our Times (tags)

Filipino American youth, both immigrant and US-born, are agitated and getting ready to tell the rest of the country where they stand and how they are to respond to the current economic crisis affecting their families, their education, their work, and their rights. They are concerned over current immigration policies, race relations, exploitation of women and children, and how these and other issues are linked to the broader global economic crisis and war. They are surging forward to claim what is inherently theirs – the future.

OCTOBER 5 DIRECT ACTION AT WHITE HOUSE (tags)

In early October, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) will carry out direct action at the White House to end the war in Afghanistan and to close Bagram prison and end torture.

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."

BBZ Resource Management screws people with fraudlent gas vouchers (tags)

Troy Warren moves from Search Big Daddy to BBZ Resource Management and is using that company to screw people selling fraudlent gas vouchers

The Return of the State (tags)

The state is welcome again in this plight. The brazenness with which those who caused the crisis now demand state subsidies to bailout the financial system is just as breathtaking as the state readiness to fulfill this demand.

Obamcare - A Health Care Rationing Scheme to Enrich Insurers, Drug Companies and Large Hos (tags)

Obamacare will make a bad health care system worse.

Mexican forces being taken from Juarez to Michoacán (tags)

The troops will be used to confront the Mexican drug cartel La Familia in Michoacán where the Mexican president is from and has become the latest focus point of the Mexican Governments war on drugs.

Pacifica's NY - WBAI stewards exposed misinformation that needs corrections...see here ..l (tags)

this is a repost from a blog article and information intended to reveal corrections to other Pacifica-WBAI writers claiming & blaming, as usual, for their own mistakes and lack of efficiency....see original as well as corrections below

HONOR OUR HEROES; AWARE MARKS 68th USAFFE DAY JULY 24 IN LA (tags)

“ Honor our Heroes, Remember their Heroism.’ Widows, advocates and veterans led by the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) in cooperation with the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) of Los Angeles commemorates the 68th year anniversary of the USAFFE Day, July 26, 1941 on Friday, July 24th at 9:30 AM at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Auditorium at 1300 N. Vermont St, Los Angeles, CA 90027. On July 26, 1941, the 70,000 Commonwealth Army of the Philippines was integrated into the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) by an executive order of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in preparation of an impending war in Asia in 1941.

HONOR OUR HEROES; AWARE MARKS 6th USAFFE DAY JULY 24 IN LA (tags)

“ Honor our Heroes, Remember their Heroism.’ Widows, advocates and veterans led by the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) in cooperation with the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) of Los Angeles commemorates the 6th year anniversary of the USAFFE Day, July 26, 1941 on Friday, July 24th at 9:30 AM at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Auditorium at 1300 N. Vermont St, Los Angeles, CA 90027. On July 26, 1941, the 70,000 Commonwealth Army of the Philippines was integrated into the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) by an executive order of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in preparation of an impending war in Asia in 1941.

How to Legally Quit the US Military! (tags)

...all you have to do is to say that you "Do not believe that Barrack Obama is the legal president of the USA and he is also not the Commander in Chief of the US Military... ..................................................................................

The Truth about Painkillers (tags)

Once prescribed, painkillers open the door to a tenacious addiction and a life dependency.

Isolated and discredited 2 - the US in Latin America (tags)

"But no matter how hard they try on the masks of agreeableness, their arrogance, hubris and infatuation with US military power seep out all over the place. Barack Obama's aspiration to reclaim US leadership in Latin America means not just maintaining US military presence in the region but boosting it. For example, in Colombia the US is currently negotiating not one but five extra military bases. " How many more coups if we allow this one to go forward?

HONOR OUR HEROES; AWARE-HPMC MARKS 68th USAFFE DAY JULY 24 IN LA (tags)

“Honor our Heroes, Remember their Heroism.’ Widows, advocates and veterans led by the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) in cooperation with the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) of Los Angeles commemorates the 68th year anniversary of the USAFFE Day, July 26, 1941 on Friday, July 24th at 9:30 AM at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Auditorium at 1300 N. Vermont St, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Daluyong: National Filipino American Youth Consultation (tags)

Daluyong: Surging to Confront the Crisis of Our Times is a national Filipino American Youth Consultation that will bring together progressive youth from California, New York, and Chicago to assess, share, and plan the necessary steps to advocate for our community’s concerns and to build a broad movement and program towards fundamental change.

Filipino World War II Veterans Still Waits for Claims Checks (tags)

“It’s still a long waiting game.” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) the national alliance of veterans and advocates organization in the United States continue to receive numerous complaints from Filipino World War II veterans on the slow process of their claims. “ More than five months now when the Stimulus Bill was passed and only 773 Filipino veterans in the United States have received their checks. We want to know what keeping the claims so slow” This was the remarks on the new and incoming Society of Guerillas and Scouts (SGS) Commander Nick Gadia of Los Angeles.

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

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Lobbyist Lanny Davis Seeks a Rematch with Obama over Honduras Coup (tags)

"And Zelaya is right. Playing along with such talks with an illegitimate coup regime any longer than they've gone on already would be folly. Diplomacy is for dealing with legitimate governments, not for criminals and terrorists. And, Mr. President, even if that story blows over in the news media, because Honduras is a relatively small country, you just know that if the Honduras coup succeeds in remaining in power that other military generals in other Latin American countries are going to take it as a green light to do the same. And when that happens, the next coup - in Bolivia, perhaps? El Salvador? Nicaragua? Or completing the circle from 1955, Guatemala, Señor Presidente? - will be known far and wide as “Obama’s coup,” because your administration will then be accurately perceived as having not lowered the boom – in all the economic, political and judicial ways that everybody knows you can and must do - on its predecessor. Worse, they’ll say you got beat by Lanny Davis. They’ll even say that kooky Lanny fellow was right about you in 2008. Those are his chips on the card table. Now show us yours. ----- Most Damning: Many will come to see that that (facilitate the coups) was what you were "hired" to do?" General Joe

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)."

Religious Leaders Demand Justice in Oaxaca (tags)

I am part of a group working in Oaxaca on behalf of the innocent man, Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno, who has been held in prison for some months and just yesterday was formally sentenced by the judge for the murder of Brad Will.

STOP THE WAR IN MINDANAO! (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) in the United States strongly condemns the blantant display of callousness the US-Arroyo Regime on this matter of the highest humanitarian concern wherein more than 2 million people both Moro and Christian population are affected due to the escalating war in Mindanao.

The Coup in Honduras: A Teachable Moment for Obama? (tags)

President Barack Obama‘s main duty under the U.S. Constitution is to see to it that the laws are “faithfully executed.” By a UN Treaty, approved by the Senate, in 1994, torture is against U.S. law. No ifs, ands or buts about it. No exceptions! In Honduras, some apologists for the “de facto” regime, are pretending that they followed the law, when they gave their president the boot. Will Obama play the same “pretend game” on Torture? Stay Tuned. .

BTL:Honduras Coup: Reaction to President Zelaya's Social Justice Agenda (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

FDC to G8-funded World Bank: Cancel all illegitimate debts (tags)

MANILA, Philippines. Members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) staged a protest action in front of the World Bank office here today to demand the total and unconditional cancellation of all debts it is claiming from the Philippines and developing nations. The protest action coincided with the opening of the Group of Eight Nations’ (G8) 35th Summit in Italy which sets among its agenda the development of a comprehensive response to the global economic crisis.

AJLPP CONDEMNS THE SERIES OF INDISCRIMINATE BOMBINGS IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States, and the Filipino-American Community expressed outrage over the series of bombing in the Southern Philippines. The AJLPP express grave concern that the July 5-6 bombings in Mindanao may spread to the other urban centers like Manila. We squarely lay the blame to the US-Arroyo regime and her subalterns in the military who may be behind these barbaric bombings. This is the same scenario staged by the US-Marcos regime when it declared martial law in 1972. Although the perpetrators like to appear that the targets of the bombings are Catholic Cathedrals, Christian population centers and points to the MILF, Abu Sayyaff (ASG) or JI-Al Queda, the Filipino people suspects that the military is behind the bombings as elucidated by ISAFP Sgt. Vidal Doble.

Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) Writes From an Israeli Jail (tags)

Last week, former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) was taken to an Israeli jail after trying to bring humanitarian supplies to Palestinian kids. Although she has been released, this letter she wrote from the jail is so informative that it should be republished here.

CONDEMN THE US-BACKED MILITARY REGIME IN HONDURAS-AJLPP (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States, adds its voice to the world’s condemnation of the military coup in Honduras that forcibly removed its democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya, Despite people’s protest, the military blocked the return of Zelaya and pounced on the more than 500,000 Hondurenos who rallied for his return. The military blocked the airport and forced Zelaya’s plane to Nicaragua last Sunday, July 5.

Bioweapons, Dangerous Vaccines, and Threats of a Global Pandemic (tags)

dangerous mandated vaccines must be avoided

Marriages and Funerals in Afghanistan and Pakistan (tags)

A discussion of the great propensity of American bombers and drones to hit weddings and funeral ceremonies in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Reviewing Marjorie Cohn and Kathleen Gilberd's "Rules of Disengagement" (tags)

Right of GIs to refuse to fight in illegal wars

Holocaust-denial events in SoCal, July 25 & 26 (tags)

This July, David Irving, a British neo-fascist and fraudulent historian, goes on the road in the United States, planning to hold approximately one and a half dozen speaking engagements over the course of a month. As militant anti-racists and anti-fascists, we are making a public call for resistance at each stop along the way of this tour.

The Significance of Washington's Coup Attempt in Honduras (tags)

There should be no doubt about the U.S. decisive role behind the now-crumbling military coup in Honduras. As commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces, the blame for this intervention lies solely on President Obama. The White House, however, would like you to believe that they attempted to convince the Honduran military not to intervene. Rubbish.

Michael Hudson's "Super Imperialism:" The Economic Agenda of Imperial America (tags)

How imperial America is funded

Honduras-The CIA Never Quits (tags)

The United States has intervened many times in Latin America and this is just the latest coup by the CIA there.

COMMODORE RAMON ALCARAZ, THE ADMIRAL WHO NEVER WAS (tags)

The Kilusang Dekada 70 ( KD70) composed of First Quarter Storm and martial law activists based in the United States pays tribute to Philippine Navy Commodore Ramon Alcaraz, a martial law and anti-Marcos activist. He died June 25 in Orange County, Southern California. Commodore Alcaraz is a World War II veteran and a survivor of Bataan. He belonged to PMA class 1940 and commanded the fleet of PT boats of the fledgling Philippine Commonwealth Navy that was placed under the command of USAFFE when the whole Commonwealth army as conscripted in 1941.

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."

CONDEMNATION OF HONDURAS COUP BY PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY CHAIR (tags)

Members and friends of the Peace and Freedom Party are encouraged to participate in local rallies protesting the reactionary, anti-democratic military coup in Honduras. As most heads of state and foreign ministers (with the notable exception of Secretary of State Hilary Clinton) have stated, the only acceptable next step is the return of President Zelaya to power, to finish the term to which he was lawfully elected.

COMMODORE RAMON ALCARAZ, PN, VETERAN AND ANTI MARTIAL LAW PIONEER IN THE US (tags)

Commodore Ramon Alcaraz, PN, the man who defied Marcos, a known anti Marcos leader in the United States, a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy class 1940 and a pillar of the Filipino veterans' cause died last June 25, 2009. Ramon Alcaraz , a bemedalled World War II Filipino veteran is an authentic war hero who was promoted on the spot and decorated personally by General MacArthur in Corregidor for heroism and gallantry in action in January 1942. A torpedo boat commander, Alcaraz shot down three Japanese dive bombers during World War II.

Color Revolutions, Old and New (tags)

Imperial America's ugly agenda

BTL:Media Watch Group: New York Times Acts as Propagandist for Pentagon on Danger Posed by (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

OBAMA'S FIRST MILITARY COUP (tags)

[Note: As of 11:15am, Caracas time, President Zelaya is speaking live on Telesur from San Jose, Costa Rica. He has verified the soldiers entered his residence in the early morning hours, firing guns and threatening to kill him and his family if he resisted the coup. He was forced to go with the soldiers who took him to the air base and flew him to Costa Rica. He has requested the U.S. Government make a public statement condemning the coup, otherwise, it will indicate their compliance.] Caracas, Venezuela - The text message that beeped on my cell phone this morning read “Alert, Zelaya has been kidnapped, coup d’etat underway in Honduras, spread the word.” It’s a rude awakening for a Sunday morning, especially for the millions of Hondurans that were preparing to exercise their sacred right to vote today for the first time on a consultative referendum concerning the future convening of a constitutional assembly to reform the constitution. Supposedly at the center of the controversary is today’s scheduled referendum, which is not a binding vote but merely an opinion poll to determine whether or not a majority of Hondurans desire to eventually enter into a process to modify their constitution.

The Great Divide-Iran and Leftists (tags)

A discussion of the great divergence of opinion among leftists about the situation in Iran

California Showing No Signs of Economic Recovery (tags)

It is important to note that most of California’s economic woes have less to do with the national recession; California has a leadership problem in Sacramento. Under the leadership of Governor Schwarzenegger, California’s economy has been suffering a continuous decline. Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature have led California into a sea of red ink and have protected special interested groups over the public’s interest.

Homies Unidos activist Alex Sanchez arrested (tags)

He is being held on allegations of racketeering and conspiracy. His arrest is being denounced as an act of repression by many organizations and individuals active in the movements in Los Angeles.

IS THERE A MORE HUMANE WAY TO KILL? (tags)

While the legal and moral debate surrounding capital punishment shows no sign of abating, some advocates on both sides of the issue are refocusing their efforts and considering a newly theorized execution protocol known as nitrogen asphyxiation.

America's "Bases of Empire" (tags)

imperial America's global face

Decommissioning a Superpower (tags)

"From July to September 2008, China reduced its investment in the US real estate banks Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The US tgovt needs $1.5 billion in foreign credits day after day..The greatest debtor of the world cannot force the law of trade on its creditors any more.."

Zhibin Gu: China, India vs West: competition, challenge beyond global financial crisis (tags)

Which nation is to become leader for 21st century, China, US, or India? Are China, India able to move ahead of global financial crisis as next leaders? China moves ahead of India for now, but will China take the lead soon? Are the emerging giants able to beat the US and Europe in the 21st century? Get intense, provocative discussions and analysis on Chinese and Indian politics, finance, management, history and economy.

Julius Fortuna, An FQS stalwart/ MDP Secretary General, Dies at 60 (tags)

The Kilusang Dekada 70 ( KD70) composed of First Quarter Storm and martial law activists based in the United States pays tribute to Julius Fortuna who passed away last Tuesday, June 23 in the Philippines. He succumbed on Tuesday morning to a massive heart attack at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City where he was rushed after complaining of difficulty in breathing. He would have turned 61 on July 30 this year. He was a member of the national council of the militant Kabataang Makabayan (KM) in the late ’60s and later served as secretary-general of the Movement for a Democratic Philippines, the coordinating body of radical groups that organized the massive demonstrations now collectively known as the First Quarter Storm of 1970.

PGMA CONSOLIDATES US FORCES, MEET AND GREET FIL-AM COMMUNITY (tags)

"Ati cupong singsing, metunyan timpukan" With the Kapampangan music sung by the choir, amidst heavy security and with a intimate mostly Kapampangan crowd, Philippine President Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo met and greets the Filipino American community in Los Angeles in a breakfast meeting at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel last Saturday, June 20. The President paid tribute to the Filipino American overseas workers PGMA also mentioned the fact that “ more than two-thirds (2/3) of all overseas remittances to the Philippines comes from the more than3 million Filipinos in the United States.” She also acknowledges that these remittances keeps the Philippine economy floating.

Minuteman imposter Shawna Ford charged in double murder (tags)

The attempts at damage control at the anti-immigration groups in the United States following the arrest of Shawna Forde and her gang is on going, but as more and more information becomes available, it’s clear that Forde was not an unknown outsider within the anti-immigrant (and… more to the point… anti-Mexican) movement.

RAINBOW GATHERING : SEED CAMP UNDERWAY IN NEW MEXICO (tags)

Every year there is a very special gathering of those who love peace, the earth and want to act in their Unity and loving presence with one another... coming from all across the USA and other countries as well...this special event is like no other some of us have experienced. Sharing, caring, living on bare national [ read: all of ours ] forrest lands for a short time, and forming 'family' with those who seemed to be strangers in other places, now are not 'other' but one caring collective.

Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance" (tags)

must-read on US imperial aims

PGMA CONSOLIDATES US FORCES, MEET AND GREET FIL-AM COMMUNITY (tags)

With the Kapampangan music sung by the choir, amidst heavy security and with a intimate mostly Kapampangan crowd, Philippine President Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo met and greets the Filipino American community in Los Angeles in a breakfast meeting at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel last June 21. The President paid tribute to the Filipino American overseas workers PGMA also mentioned the fact that “ more than two-thirds (2/3) of all overseas remittances to the Philippines comes from the more than3 million Filipinos in the United States.” She also acknowledges that these remittances keeps the Philippine economy floating.

Deporting Fathers in the Name of Homeland Security (tags)

Via deportations, the U.S. government is destroying families and harming children. Roxroy Salmon's case is one of many thousands.

A billion to go hungry with food prices back on rise (tags)

A billion to go hungry with food prices back on rise

Indymedia, Thank You! (tags)

A note thanking visitors to indymedia sites that have taken the time to view WHY KERALA, GRAMPA? 87minutes

Zhibin Gu: China's illness: self-appointed government vs corruption (tags)

Watch out on the hidden corruption of China! Is China's surging economy to be ruined by a self-appointed bureaucracy? Is China able to escape the deadly traps of lawlessness and corruption? What is really inside Chinese society, government and politics in relation to global financial crisis? Get realistic discussions and forecast on China and the world in the 21st century.

Iran's Election and US - Iranian Relations (tags)

evidence US instigating protests and violence

MY EARLYMAN GRANDFATHER (tags)

My Granddad said, “the Yaqui always have been and always will be.” They were in the area long before the apaches, Spanish or anyone else. Their origins date beyond written record, and for millenniums they lived in the valleys around the Rio Yaqui River in Sonora, Mexico.

BAKBAKAN NG AFP AT MILF, TUMITINDI (tags)

Tumitindi ang bakbakan ng MILF laban sa AFP ganoon din ang iba’t ibang pwersang military tulad ng NPA na lumalaban sa rehimeng US-Arroyo. Ayon sa mga balitaan na nakuha ng PESANTE NEWS, mahigit 15 tropa ng AFP ang napatay at mahigit 38 ang nasugatan sa matinding labanan sa probinsya ng Maguindanao ng maglaban ang mga tropa ng MILF sa ilalim nila Commander Umbra Kato at Bravo laban sa 10th Army division.

Iran's marine mammals endangered (tags)

Iran's marine mammals endangered

Filipino Veterans Protests Slow Processing of Lump Sum Checks: US Playing Politics (tags)

Another long wait for benefits. Filipino World War II veteran based both in the United States and the Philippines protests the long wait and slow processing of the lump sum benefits. “ We have waited for 63 long years for our benefits. Now they are going to let us wait again for another long wait.” This was the remark of veteran Mariano Pastorin of Los Angeles.” “ But we can’t do anything but wait. We waited for the American forces to go back for us during the Japanese occupation. We have waited for our benefits. We are still waiting for our benefits.” Pastorin joked about his long wait.

Minutemen Terrorists "Neighborhood Watch" (tags)

Some 'neighborhood watch': Forde's Minuteman spinoff outfit was about 'starting a revolution against the government' -- with video

Is it just me or is it getting warmer? (tags)

warming

Veterans Laments Slow Processing of Lump Sum Checks: US Playing Politics (tags)

Filipino World War II veteran based both in the United States and the Philippines laments and criticizes the long wait and slow processing of the lump sum benefits. JFAV reported that more than 2,000 veterans in the Philippines and in the United States have received their one-time lump sum checks. It was reported that the Filipino veterans were given priority in processing while the US veterans will receive theirs later. JFAV pointed out that the US government is playing politics by giving benefits to Filipinos first to for political reasons. This especially that several amendments to the proposed charter change of the Arroyo administration will benefits the United States.

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

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

JUNE 11 INDEPENDENCE DAY COMMUNITY FORUM HELD IN LA (tags)

Two poles apart. As thousands of well heeled, best dressed Filipinos gathered in a plush hotel for a gala Independence Day night on June 13 for the Philippine consulate, scores of angry Filipino American and their allies voiced out their protests against fake independence in the Philippines. “ Fight for real independence and sovereignty!” —this was the call of the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP), GABNET-LA and ANSWER-LA as they held their community forum last June 11 at ANSWER office at 137 Virgil St. Los Angeles, CA. 90004.

New UN Report Denounces America's Human Rights Record (tags)

America defiles human rights laws

A Different Perspective on the Iranian Elections (tags)

The great strategic importance of Iran to the United States gives me a different opinion of the election than that of the mainstream US media or indeed most of the leftist media.

Protest at Peruvian consulate (tags)

Friday, June 12, 2009 LOS ANGELES--Crowds of curious onlookers surrounded a group of indigenous rights activists, members of the Peruvian community, and environmentalists as they demonstrated in front of the Peruvian consulate today through dance, procession, chant, and speech.

Indian Divorce in U.S. Courts (tags)

Many Indian nationals had their marriages in India and domicile in the United States. They travel back to India for the purpose of obtaining divorce judgments according to the Hindu law. The issue of jurisdiction becomes important factor for the recognition of their foreign divorce judgments in the United States. This article analyzes this issue.

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

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

Try Listening (tags)

Discussion is an alternative to lone-nuts.

KALAYAAN (FREEDOM) PHILIPPINES SERIES (tags)

3 Events This Week: Thursday-Saturday, June 11-13 Public Forum, Film Screening & Benefit Concert Presented by AJLPP, GABNet-LA, JFAV and ANSWER Coalition Filipino revolutionaries declared their independence from colonial Spain on June 12, 1898, 119 years ago. Two months later, the United States occupied Manila and declared war on the Philippines, crushing the young republic. Today, Filipinos are still in struggle for true independence and sovereignty. With continued U.S. occupation and intervention, and a culture of impunity of human rights violations forced on the people of the Philippines, the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP), the GABRIELA Network (GABNet), Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the ANSWER Coalition commemorate Philippine Independence with fierce struggle in the United States. Join us at the following exciting events this week:

Economic Crisis and the Crisis of Neoliberal Ideology (tags)

The crisis has his origins in the "real" economy. Inequality is the ideological motor of neoliberfalism. German president Kohler described the financial markets as a monster. The metaphor has changed from market as rational subject to monster.

Celebrating Philippine Independence Day (tags)

The Philippine flag acquires added prominence these days on the occasion of the observance of the Declacration of Philippine Independence.

America lets audit the fed who controls our money (tags)

We're almost there! HR 1207 (to Audit the Fed) has a whopping 207 co-sponsors. Can you believe we've made it this far? Here's the latest, and what you can do to push HR 1207 over the top:

Readying Americans for Dangerous, Mandatory Vaccinations (tags)

an insidious government-industry plot

June 12th, 2009: South Central Farmers rally at City Hall 8:00 am (tags)

South Central Farmers Return to City Hall! Friday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. Press Conference at City Hall Saturday, June 13, 6:00-11:30 p.m. Reunion at the Farm LOS ANGELES--On Friday June 12, at 8:00 a.m. the South Central Farmers and their supporters will return to City Hall to demand fair and equitable treatment for South Central residents and Farmers in the face of continuing City privileges for developer Ralph Horowitz. The following day, Farmers and Farm supporters will hold a reunion on the third anniversary of the destruction of the Farm for all interested in restoring the South Central Farm.

Zhibin Gu: how is China's manufacturing center created? (tags)

Get inside story about Chinese business and management. How is global financial crisis reshaping Chinese and world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? How to profit from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? Learn about Chinese multinationals, society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life during a transition period. How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

US HAS A HAND ON PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE (tags)

In a press conference held on Monday June 2, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said the U.S. military’s partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) can be used as a model in fighting terrorism worldwide. Gates made the statement during his visit to Manila for a high level meeting with his Philippine counterpart - Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Gilbert Teodoro. Clearly this was a vote of confidence on the Arroyo regime's on-going war against legitimate people's movements in the Philippines from a key member of the Obama Team himself. Emboldened by Gate's statement and promise of continuing military assistance from the United States, on June 3, against the backdrop of worsening economic crisis, of intensifying political killings and forced disappearances and escalating military conflict in Southern Philippines - in a brazen act of indifference and cowardice - the Arroyo controlled congress passed House Resolution 1109 which turned the lower house into a constituent assembly. This will make it possible for the U.S.- Arroyo regime to tinker with the 1987 constitution to further tighten and continue their stranglehold on the country and its people.

600,000 seniors about to lose their homes (tags)

600,000 seniors about to lose their homes

Zhibin Gu: how a dead China is saved by entrepreneurship, open society, outside world? (tags)

how to walk out the mud of global financial cisis? How to get better world politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

UN Official Says Only a Worldwide Mass Movement Will Stop Israel's Oppression of Palestine (tags)

UC Santa Barbara professor Richard Falk, elected by the UN Human Relations Commission as special rapporteur on Israel's treatment of Palestinians in the occupied territories, spoke in San Diego June 5 and said only a worldwide mass movement, comparable to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, can end Israel's oppression against the Palestinians and enable a truly just solution. He called on his listeners to take on the pro-Israel monopoly of opinion in American politics and the mainstream media, and help make Americans more aware of the depths of the suffering Palestinians experience under U.S.-funded Israeli arms.

Mexican Drug Cartels dominate drug trafficking in more than 230 U.S. cities (tags)

Drug trafficking and terror has become a way of life in Mexico. U.S. Mexican border cities from Brownsville Texas to San Diego California continue to be most affected by cartel-related violence; other U.S. cities are also being targeted with drug trafficking violence and related terror including kidnappings of Americans.

FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA, PALESTINE WILL BE FREE! (tags)

The AJLPP expresses our militant solidarity to the Palestinian people and demand an end to the criminal siege of Gaza. Today, June 6 marks the 42nd anniversary of the Israeli seizure of Gaza. Today we join all progressive people and forces that will hit the streets all over the United States and with the Arab and Muslim community we are one in protests on this major event. We add the voice of the Filipino American community and show that our voices will not be silent--we will not sit by idly as the people of Gaza suffer!

U.S. Ruling Class to Voters: No Change in Terror Policy (tags)

Guantanamo Bay detention center remains open at the behest of the U.S. Senate despite public disapproval and the half-hearted support for closure by President Barack Obama. Lenin called parliament, in our case the House and Senate, a talking shop given to distract us from the real process of government that goes on behind closed doors. His timely words should be remembered now in the United States’ continual War on Terrorism. The Senate is like a shock absorber that effectively neutralizes any grievances from the broad mass of the people that happen to make it through absorber number one, the House of Representatives. Recently the Senate voted 90-6 in favor of denying President Barack Obama the funds need to close the odious Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

George Galloway and Viva Palestina US: Our Convoy to Gaza (tags)

Endorsments continue to pour in for Viva Palestina US - A Lifeline from the United States to Gaza, including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and David Swanson of After Downing Street. Organizations wishing to endorse the Convoy can email in their endorsements here: fatima@vivapalestina.org

Zhibin Gu: China's future: law, corruption, politics vs global financial crisis (tags)

How is global financial crisis reshaping Chinese and world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? How to profit from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

SAVE THE DATES; KALAYAAN (FREEDOM) PHILIPPINE SERIES: JUNE 11-13,, 2009 (tags)

One hundred eleven years ago, the Filipino revolutionaries won and declared their independence from colonial Spain on June 12, 1898. Two months after on August 13, 1898, the United States occupied Manila and seven months later on Feb 4, 1899 declared war on the Philippines and crushed the young republic. 111 years later the Filipinos are still in struggle for true independence and sovereignty. With the VFA imposed,active US intervention and a culture of impunity of human rights violations forced on the Filipinos-- the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) and its allies commemorate Philippine Independence with fierce struggle in the United States with the following activities:

Help Break the Seige of Gaza! - Support the Viva Palestina US Convoy (tags)

A Lifeline from the United States to Gaza

Making Sense of a U.S. Owned General Motors (tags)

Now that the United States owns General Motors, many are asking, “What’s in it for taxpayers?” This is an extremely good question, considering that taxpayers may spend up to $100 billion [!] towards a company that’s currently worth around $450 million. (Wall Street Journal, 6/02/09) This large discrepancy in numbers means, obviously, that taxpayers could lose tremendous amounts of “investment” money if Obama’s “profit first” plan is put into effect. What is this plan? Strip the company to a fraction of its former self, using far fewer workers and making far less money in the hopes that GM will then out-compete the foreign competition on the world market.

Please Help Gaza Aid Convoy! (tags)

Please Read

Remembering Father Gerry (tags)

honoring a remarkable man

US- Arroyo Regime Replicating Dictator Marcos Charter Change Circa 1973 (tags)

In 1973, after declaring martial law, dictator Marcos changed the 1935 constitution. Today-2009, GMA will change it after a legislative coup in the lower house of Congress. The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA based in the United States is one with the Filipino American community in vehemently condemning in the strongest terms US Imperialism and its fascist puppet-Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo in blatant direct intervention in the political process in the Philippines. The US government is pushing for Charter Change by amending the 1987 constitution.

Dr. Tiller's Murder: Fascist Terrorism and Its Pampered Apologists (tags)

The rampant terrorism and violence against women and health care professionals who dare to provide women's health services took its latest victim when Dr. George Tiller was brutally gunned down in his church on Sunday in Wichita, Kansas. The government and the corporate media coddle these anti-women terrorists. In the last 30 years, right-wing bigots have carried out 5,800 reported acts of violence against women's health care providers, including targeted assassination, bombings, arsons, death threats, kidnappings and assaults, according to NARAL. Hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of women have been assaulted and harassed by the right wing as they tried to see a doctor.

What is "Real Reason" Supreme Court Overturned "Miranda"??? (tags)

Another dire warning and eventual outcome of summarily eradicating human and civil rights by the fascists (i.e.Obama and his "owners" in Corporate America) will be the systematic arrests and imprisonment of anyone who is seen as an enemy or a threat to the Bush-Obama-Corporate America Mafia!!! ..........................................................................

Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Plann (tags)

Their goal is a world with rulers and serfs, no middle class

Dr. George Tiller, Abortion Doctor Assassinated 5/31/09, 6/1/09 is Nat'l Day of Mourning (tags)

Dr. George Tiller, a 67 year old provider of late term abortions, was assassinated on Sunday, May 31, 2009, by a fascist thug whom police claim to have in custody. Where were they when he was killed in his church? Where were his bodyguards? Will all the flags nationwide be at half-mast as after all women are the majority, 51% of the population, and it is our lives he saved?

A Look at our anti-Terrorism abilities (tags)

Terrorists have been able to develop their own sources of financing, which range from charities to illegal enterprises such as growing, producing and trafficking in narcotics, extortion, kidnapping and smuggling drugs and humans.

CA now faces budget cuts "beyond draconian" (tags)

CA now faces budget cuts "beyond draconian"

The Market Must Serve Society (tags)

In the past, the village green and market swuare were surrounded by the church, town hall, school and hospital. Without these social institutions, there would be no market. This is also true for today's global financial markets.

U.S. Taxpayers Should Not Be A Pawnshop to Guarantee California Bonds (tags)

How Will California/America Recover Economically If Gasoline Hits Four to Five Dollars A Gallon, As Predicted Yesterday By Major News?

ALL OUT TO THE STREETS TO PROTEST BIGOTRY AND HATE! (tags)

Acting in unison people in more than 100 cities all over the United States went out to the streets to protest the conservative California Supreme Court decision that upheld the bigoted Prop. 8 in an overwhelming vote of 6-1 last May 26. In Los Angeles, the epicenter of the right to marriage movement in the nation, more than 10,000 people marched from Westwood to Hollywood/Highland intersection and held a peaceful but boisterous rally there until 11:00 in the evening.

May-June 2009 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Solidarity with Queer Bulgaria: 27 June 2009 (tags)

The International Queer Solidarity Network calls for a European mobilization, with support from the United States, that will stand in solidarity with Queer Bulgaria.

US Army prepares to occupy Iraq for another decade (tags)

US Army prepares to occupy Iraq for another decade

California Apocalypse (tags)

Though a lot of so-called “progressives” voted no on the ballot measures on California’s May 19 special election ballot, the overwhelming defeat of these legislative compromises aimed at a short-term solution to California's budget problems has been a boon for the radical Right. For 43 years, ever since they elected Ronald Reagan as governor in 1966 and passed Proposition 13 in 1978, a cadre of radical-Right Republicans have been seeking to destroy the financial basis of California's government and thereby force the elimination of virtually all social welfare programs as well as scorched-earth cuts in education and health care. Now they’ve got their wish: after the budget dust settles, California will now no longer be in the business of helping working-class and lower-income people, and will instead be a low-tax,corporate-privilege Libertarian haven.

Plaestinian Solidarity Movement splinters over allegations of financial mismanagement (tags)

There is now a Free Gaza organization, and a free Gaza Movement. Allegation of financial mismanagement, and misappropriation of funds have caused this split.

Largest drug bust in history in Afghanistan 92 tons (tags)

Most of it is turned into heroin and smuggled to markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The vast province is a known stronghold for the Taliban and al-Qaeda insurgency.

Schwarzenegger plans to completely eliminate welfare for families (tags)

Schwarzenegger plans to completely eliminate welfare for families

SAVE THE DATE! Revolutionary Revival Concert #2, for Nicaragua and El Salvador, June 13 (tags)

For the first time, both Nicaragua and El Salvador have revolutionary governments, and people in the United States can help them!

BTL:Best Way Forward on Torture Accountability: Special Prosecutor or Truth Commission? (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Pesante USA Condemns Burma Junta for Suu Kyi Show Trials in Myanmar court (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA based in the United States, a member organization of AJLPP slammed Myanmar ( aka Burma) for its show-trial for democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi who proclaimed her innocence in front of a prison tribunal Friday as the prosecution wrapped up its case on the fifth day of her trial. Pesante also questioned the motives of the junta when It filed the charges against her just weeks before a May 27 deadline when her latest six-year spell of detention was due to expire. Pesante-USA said that the junta just wants to keep her locked up ahead of elections planned for next year under a controversial "roadmap to democracy" that enshrines a role for the military in government. The military has ruled Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, since 1962.

Internet Threatened by Censorship, Secret Surveillance, and Cybersecurity Laws (tags)

Internet and personal freedoms threatened

FBI Arrests Four Dupes in Marketing Extravaganza (tags)

Need terror? Just add an FBI informant and "Presto!" Instant terror!

“Largest gang takedown in United States history” (tags)

The early morning raids were aimed at 88 reputed gang members who were among 147 named in five federal racketeering indictments which accuses the southern Los Angeles County street gang with numerous felony crimes, including killing a sheriff’s deputy, murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, extortion, kidnapping, witness intimidation and committing hate crimes against African Americans.

Zhibin Gu: China vs India: the next world leader? (tags)

China moves ahead of India for now, but will China take the lead soon? Are the emerging giants able to beat the US and Europe in the 21st century? Get intense, provocative discussions and analysis on Chinese and Indian politics, finance, management, history and economy!

Obama suckered into one year trap (tags)

Netanyahu gave Obama till the end of the year and then he attacks Iran

Two men and a woman are wanted in connection with the kidnapping of Briant Rodriguez (tags)

Mexican police and American law enforcement are searching border cities in Mexico and seem confident they will found them.

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

Part VI of Federal Reserve Plunder

Condoleezza Rice Challenged on War and Torture at Stanford (tags)

Stanford University students, staff, alumni, and community have called for Condoleezza Rice to be held accountable for war crimes and torture. Challenging her return to the University, they are petitioning for a probe into her alleged violations of international and U.S. law.

Americans executed in Mexico (tags)

A local San Diego station reported that Mexican authorities believe that the victims were set-up. One of the victims allegedly received a letter from a woman in prison, directing them to a party in the neighborhood where they were found.

China capitalist lessons vs global financial crisis (tags)

is global financial cisis changing global politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

If They Knew the Truth, They'd Hate Us Even More (tags)

Obama doesn't want us to see what are darling soldiers have been up to.

Youth Collect Petition Signatures to Make Human Rights a Reality (tags)

Youth For Human Rights International conducted the annual International Human Rights Petition Signathon to create grassroots support for mandating that human rights, specifically the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, be taught to every child in school.

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

Federal Reserve plunder Part IV

JFAV Commemorates 67th Anniversary of the Fall of Corregidor in the United States. (tags)

The Filipino American community in the United States and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) militantly salutes all Filipino and Americans veterans, living or departed for the 67th Anniversary of the fall of Corregidor, May 6, 1942. With the fall of the island bastion of Corregidor it paved the way of the total surrender of the whole Philippines to the Japanese invaders in May 9, 1942.

global financial crisis, China, India, new world: Zhibin Gu (tags)

Which nation to become new leader, China, India, Brazil, Russia, or US? Is global financial crisis leading to a new world order? How to move ahead in globalized business, jobs, politics, management and wealth? Get new insights and analysis.

JFAV Commemorates 67th Anniversary of the Fall of Corregidor in the United States. (tags)

The Filipino American community in the United States and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) militantly salutes all Filipino and Americans veterans, living or departed for the 67th Anniversary of the fall of Corregidor, May 6, 1942. With the fall of the island bation of Corregidor it paved the way of the total surrender of the whole Philippines to the Japanese invaders in May 9, 1942. For their heroism in Bataan, Corregidor and other battlefields in the Philippines, the brave soldiers and guerillas held the line for more than three months and farther on for another three more years waging a fierce war of resistance against the Japanese fascist invaders.

Raising the banners of socialism in the United States (tags)

The members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and our friends would promote socialism whether or not there was a worldwide capitalist economic crisis. But if there was any time to revive the socialist movement and build a multinational working-class party of revolutionaries, we believe that the time is now. We realize that we are not raising the banners of socialism and calling for revolution in the United States in a vacuum.

UC DAVIS LAW SCHOOL ~ TRIALS IN IRAN, PA & GEORGIA ALL NEED TO BE FAIR ??? (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS AGAIN PROPOSES THAT AMERICA FORMULATE A FEDERAL TASK FORCE DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE EVERY DEATH ROW LEGAL CASE IN AMERICA !!! OUR INEPT AND UNDERFUNDED U.S. JUDICIAL SYSTEM CAN NO LONGER BE TRUSTED TO EXECUTE THE PROPER CRIMINAL !!!

Interior upholds rules designed to make polar bears extinct (tags)

Interior upholds rules designed to make polar bears extinct

Piates vs. Emperors (tags)

New American Media, Commentary, Posted: May 07, 2009

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

Part II of Brown's superb book.

CA Governor asks 'what if pot's legal and taxed?' (tags)

CA Governor Schwarzenegger asks 'what if pot's legal and taxed?'

Briant Rodriguez photos from video tapes of suspected kidnappers (tags)

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops said during a news conference that the video images were taken from surveillance camera footage recorded at a home-improvement store two days before Sunday's abduction of Briant Rodriguez.

The Quiet Coup (tags)

Mending our own pockets, setting system stabilization above profit maximization and long-term survival above short-term constraints is vital for an open, dynamic and future-friendly world.

China: politics, finance, economic map: George Zhibin Gu (tags)

is global financial cisis changing global politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

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

Federal Reserve debt entrapment 101

Lessons of May 1, 2009 (tags)

Unity in diversity. Five major coalitions for immigrant rights marched in different parts of the city of Los Angeles, mirrored the differences that united them in 2006. In almost every major city of the United States, workers and immigrants took to the streets to demand legalization and immigration reform. Hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigration reforms to the Obama administration. The Labor Front in Turmoil This year, several labor federations banded together to form a single unified union of all unions. Like the old AFL-CIO they want to strengthen the labor front that has been greatly weakened by the division between the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win Coalition.

Open Letter to the Labor Research Association: Don’t Honor Israeli Apartheid (tags)

As head of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC), Stuart Appelbaum leads the witch-hunt against labor bodies in South Africa and around the world that support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.

Egyptians to Obama: Mubarak not welcome in USA (tags)

Today, Egypt is at dangerous crossroads. As Mubarak enters his 28th year in power and his ninth decade, Egypt’s future is more uncertain than ever

60,000 march/rally in LA for May 1 (tags)

More than 60,000 workers and immigrants turned out and marched all over Los Angeles as hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigation reforms to the Obama administration. In the biggest rally for the day, more than 30,000 marchers led by the May 1 Full Rights For immigrant coalition turned out and marched from Broadway and Olympic. around 1;00 PM. They held a rally at Temple and Broadway where AJLPP West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia, HERMANIDAD Mexicana Raul Murillo and Angelica Corona, ANSWER-LA Preston Wood,Jim Lafferty of the NLG and Latino Movement USA's Juan Jose Gutierrez gave their speeches at their end program.

Mothers Speak About War And Terror (tags)

Humankind's uncanny ability to make major advances in one civilization while simultaneously razing others beyond recognition is a strange facet of our nature. Yet most Americans are far removed from the constant dangers and terrors of living under a war. Few of us who did not serve in Vietnam or Iraq, for instance, have a clear understanding of the devastation wrought on those countries. The gap between our reality and theirs served as the driving force behind American author Susan Galleymore's venture into the war-torn countries of the Middle East. Her new book, "Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War & Terror," tells the stories of the repercussions of war on the mothers, families, communities, and cultures of Iraq, Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, and the United States.

Immigrants Marched For Reform, Despite H1N1 Flu Treat (tags)

30,000 Immigrants Marched in Milw., Wisconsin For Immigration Reform, Despite Flu Treat

Western diplomats walk out of Ahmadinejad speech/Hypocrisy and violations of human rights (tags)

Not only the Western boycott of Durban II and the attitude on the Ahmadinejad speech lacks a fundamental respect for fundamental human rights, it is also hypocritical seeing in the light of her implicite support for the Israeli regime of occupation, letting get Israel away with human rights violations and war-crimes

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIV LAW SCHOOL ~ REPRESSION OF BLACK AMERICANS 2009 ~ OK ??? (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS AGAIN PROPOSES THAT AMERICA FORMULATE A FEDERAL TASK FORCE DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE EVERY DEATH ROW LEGAL CASE IN AMERICA !!! OUR INEPT AND UNDERFUNDED U.S. JUDICIAL SYSTEM CAN NO LONGER BE TRUSTED TO EXECUTE THE PROPER CRIMINAL !!!

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

Viruses make great excuses.

UC IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW ~ REPRESSION OF BLACK AMERICANS 2009 ~ OK ??? (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS AGAIN PROPOSES THAT AMERICA FORMULATE A FEDERAL TASK FORCE DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE EVERY DEATH ROW LEGAL CASE IN AMERICA !!! OUR INEPT AND UNDERFUNDED U.S. JUDICIAL SYSTEM CAN NO LONGER BE TRUSTED TO EXECUTE THE PROPER CRIMINAL !!!

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.

FDR's New Deal v. Obamanomics in Their First 100 Days (tags)

stark mirror opposites

EPCC STATEMENT FOR MAY 1 RALLY IN LA (tags)

We march today, May 1 to demand full legalization and rights for all immigrants and for workers rights. We militantly are in solidarity with all working people of the world and in the United States. Today the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will be marching with the AJLPP and ANSWER-LA and with the May 1 Immigrant Coalition. We are demanding full rights for all immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and to fight for better workers rights and living conditions.

It is not a conjunctural crisis (tags)

"instinct is the hereditary knowledge of a specific program of life"

Biden Hopes Specter Backs Employee Free Choice Compromise (tags)

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he believes Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter would have "an open mind" on voting for a bill that makes it easier to form unions if a compromise emerges.

AJLPP MOBILIZES FOR MARCH FOR FULL IMMIGRANT RIGHTS US-WIDE ON MAY 1 (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) calls on all immigrant right advocates and activists all over the United States to MARCH FOR FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! AMNESTY NOW! On May 1, 2009. The AJLPP Coordinators Arturo P. Garcia from the West Coast and East Coast Coordinator Riya Ortiz announced that the Filipino-American contingent composed of students, youth, women, domestic workers, veterans and community activists will join protest marches in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. In Los Angeles, AJLPP forces and allies will assemble at PEOPLE’S CORE on 1610 Beverly Blvd, Suite No. 2 Los Angeles, CA 90026 in Historic Filipinotown from 11:30 AM to 12:00 noon and proceed to assembly area in Broadway and Olympic, where the march starts at 1.00 PM

The importance of the independent media (tags)

"The mass media form for us our image of the world and then tell us what to think about that image. Essentially everything we know—or think we know—about events outside our own neighborhood or circle of acquaintances comes to us via our daily newspaper, our weekly news magazine, our radio, or our television."

Swine-flu outbreak could be linked to Smithfield factory farms (tags)

Research indicates the significant role played by factory farming in the latest outbreak of swine flu virus. Smithfield Foods operates immense hog raising factory farms in Perote, Mexico where close conditions encourage contagious bacterial diseases and viruses to rapidly breed and proliferate.

"Low-Wage Capitalism" Author Speaks in San Diego (tags)

Fred Goldstein, contributing editor of the Workers' World newspaper and author of the new book "Low-Wage Capitalism," spoke at the Malcolm X Library April 18 and described the current economic collapse as a classic "crisis of overproduction" in the Marxist sense. Though Wall Street greed and the bursting of the housing bubble played a part, he said, the real cause was the capitalist class's success in driving working people's wages down, not only in the U.S. but worldwide, to the point where workers can no longer afford to consume the products they produce. He called for a mass progressive movement to make explicit economic demands, especially jobs.

UCLA LAW SCHOOL ~ REPRESSION OF BLACK AMERICANS 2009 ~ OK ??? (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS AGAIN PROPOSES THAT AMERICA FORMULATE A FEDERAL TASK FORCE DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE EVERY DEATH ROW LEGAL CASE IN AMERICA !!! OUR INEPT AND UNDERFUNDED U.S. JUDICIAL SYSTEM CAN NO LONGER BE TRUSTED TO EXECUTE THE PROPER CRIMINAL !!!

Brother Eddie for President Movement launched in the USA (tags)

Chanting “BROTHER EDDIE” a rowdy crowd of more than 150 supporters, friends and relatives that packed the fundraiser of Brother Eddie Villanueva formally launched the “Brother Eddie for President Movement “ in the United States, in a fundraiser dinner in Los Angeles, California last Sunday, April 26. Bro. Eddie Villanueva is the founder of the Jesus is Lord Church. The JIL has more than three million members and 26 churches in the Philippines and all over the world. This was the follow up of Bro. Eddie Villanueva’s formal acceptance of the challenge of different sectors in the Philippines to run as a presidential aspirant in the 2010 Presidential elections last March 23, 2009 at the Araneta Center. The launching was held in Casa Prinsesa Coffee Shop at 4527 New York, Eagle Rock, --a predominantly Filipino residential and business area in the city of Los Angeles.

US escalates threats against Pakistan (tags)

US escalates threats against Pakistan

Zionism Is America’s Existential Threat: (tags)

We The People of the United States need a new “Declaration of Independence from Religious Oppression” in all its forms and insinuations. Zionism is based on the “delusion” that some “questionable” psychological character who once posed mythically as a high-god deity “gave,” or ordained, the Israel tribal lineage of people to the territory in Canaan at a particular historical point. We are supposed to be “past” the turbulent and insane ages of divine right for kings and it is equally time to recognize that we are also concomitantly past a time for divine right for nations.

Alert-Potentially Deadly Swine Flu spreading throughout the U.S. (tags)

Experts warn that it may be too late to contain the new outbreak, given how widespread the known cases are. If the confirmed deaths are the first signs of a pandemic, then cases are probably incubating around the world by now, said Dr Michael Osterholm, a flu expert at the University of Minnesota.

The Resistance is Not Quiet: 2009 Anarchist Activist Conference (tags)

About 100 activists, college students, and community members gathered yesterday for the anarchist activist conference at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. The conference was titled "The Resistance is Not Silent," and topics of discussion included the environment, the internet, immigrant rights, urban planning, poetry, bicycling, the anti-war anti-hunger network of collectives Food not Bombs, and non-violence. The event also included vegan food, music, and tables where vendors accepted donations for literature and t-shirts.

Two Dozen Mexican Mafia and other Gangs and Associates Arrested on Federal Narcotic violat (tags)

The investigation was initiated early last year by the LAPD and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force to address gang-related crime in the San Fernando Valley. The investigation focused on identifying and disrupting drug trafficking organizations and related violence carried out by Hispanic gangs associated with the Mexican Mafia. Said, Michael Moore, Deputy Chief of LAPD’s Valley Operations Bureau.

LAPD Not The Worse Criminals (tags)

This is rather amusing. It seems that the Los Anmgeles Police Department are no longer the worse fascist gang of violent armed criminals in the United States after all. Clackamas County now holds the distinction.

Obama's Real Plan in Latin America (tags)

At first glance Obama seems to have softened U.S. policy toward Latin America, especially when compared to his predecessor. There has been no shortage of editorials praising Obama’s conciliatory approach while comparing it to FDR’s ”Good Neighbor” Latin American policy. It’s important to remember, however, that FDR’s vision of being neighborly meant that the U.S. would merely stop direct military interventions in Latin America, while reserving the right to create and prop up dictators, arm and train unpopular regional militaries, promote economic dominance through free trade and bank loans, conspire with right-wing groups, etc…

"Hizzhonor:" Chicago Politics Under Richard M. Daley (tags)

last of the big city bosses

32,000 MARK REACHED THIS APRIL: MORE VETERANS DYING WITHOUT BENEFITS (tags)

“The more the merrier” With this as a rule the Philippine and the US governments braces itself for more troubles as the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles confirmed today that there were more than 32,000 Filipino veterans have applied for lump sum benefits since February 2009. During the commemoration of 67th Bataan Day in Los Angeles last April 9, 2009, Los Angeles Deputy Consul Daniel Espiritu confirmed that there were more than 32,000 veterans who have applied and are having their claims processed in the Philippines and the United States. The problem of more applicants for the benefits still plagues the veterans.

Obama and torture: Why did he go to CIA Headquarters? (tags)

Last week the Obama administration released more of the “torture memos” written by Department of Justice lawyers during the Bush regime. These and previous memos were written to provide legal cover for the torture of prisoners taken in the war of terror conducted by the Bush regime. After being given this legal cover, President Bush and other top officials of his criminal regime ordered torture and other illegal acts. We now know that there were regular meetings held at the White House where the specifics of torture were discussed by top administration officials.

American Empire Foreclosed? (tags)

Mark Engler, a writer based in New York City, is a senior analyst with Foreign Policy In Focus and the author of How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy (Nation Books, 2008). He can be reached via the Web site http://www.DemocracyUprising.com.

IRAN RESCUES THESE TWO BLACK AMERICANS ??? (tags)

DEAR MR.PRESIDENT MAHOUD AHMADINEJAD OF IRAN,IN THE NAME OF WORLD PEACE AND GOOD WILL,WE HOPE YOU AND YOUR COUNTRY WILL MAKE AN OFFER OF A FUTURE PRISONER EXCHANGE WITH BLACK AMERICANS TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA AND MUMIA ABU - JAMAL OF PA IN EXCHANGE FOR THE RELEASE OF OUR AMERICAN JOURNALIST ROXANA SABERI ???

Injured Workers Speakout On Workers Memorial Day At Downey Kaiser Hospital on the Toxic Du (tags)

Injured workers and their supporters held a memorial and speakout in front of the Downey toxic radioactive site that now houses a Kaiser hospital complex and Downey movie studio

Prosecute Obama for War Crimes (tags)

"ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT – Whoever, knowing that an offense has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact; one who knowing a felony to have been committed by another, receives, relieves, comforts, or assists the felon in order to hinder the felon's apprehension, trial, or punishment. U.S.C. 18"

With Our Opponent On The Ropes, It’s Time To Go On the Offensive (tags)

The pages of the capitalist press reveal the level of concern they have over the survival of their system

Scientist-Astronaut Edgar Mitchell: "UFOs are real and we are not alone" (tags)

Edgar Dean Mitchell, who flew on the 1971 Apollo 14 mission to the moon, says there is extraterrestrial life, and that it’s being concealed by the United States government, among others.

MORE VETERANS APPLYING FOR BENEFITS; 32,000 MARK REACHED THIS APRIL (tags)

“The more the merrier” With this as a rule the Philippine and the US governments braces itself for more troubles as the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles confirmed today that there were more than 32,000 Filipino veterans have applied for lump sum benefits since February 20098. During the commemoration of 67th Bataan Day in Los Angeles last April 9, 2009, Los Angeles Deputy Consul Daniel Espiritu confirmed that there were more than 32,000 veterans who have applied and are having their claims processed in the Philippines and the United States. The problem of more applicants for the benefits still plagues the veterans.

This is a hate-free city: Minutemen founder persona non grata (tags)

Monday, April 20 2009 CLAREMONT, California-- Despite the right wing's efforts at deception and obfuscation, pro-immigrant, pro-human rights, anti-racist, and community activists organized strong opposition to the arrival of anti-immigrant extremist Jim Gilchrist to our neighborhood.

Cross Cultural Day of the Dead Exhibit (tags)

Artists submissions sought for upcoming cross cultural Day of the Dead exhibit

Open Letter to All Republican Senators on a Possible Employee Free Choice Act Compromise (tags)

By using my dual-purpose membership card as a universal card instead of using the current language under the present S.560 bill, there is no question anymore as to whether or not the Employee Free Choice Act 2009 eliminates “Secret Ballot” elections. Under my proposal it would not.

Petition to Expel Texas from the United States and Return Her to Mexico (tags)

Time to give Texas the boot. This is a corrected version of the petition.

The international monetary system's breakdown is underway (tags)

The international monetary system's breakdown is underway

Join the Online Sit In Against HLS-THIS FRIDAY!!! (tags)

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Government Internment Camps (tags)

Government Internment Camps

Harvard Law School Professor Employee Free Choice Compromise Don't Work! (tags)

Professor Benjamin Sachs Harvard Law School on the Employee Free Choice Act: To address the labor-business impasse, I suggest two alternatives to card check and for changing the Employee Free Choice Act.

Disarm the Markets! New Attac Basis Text (tags)

The therapy depends on the diagnosis. Mechanisms, instruments and actors can be identified whose action and teamwork led to the crash. The age of a unipolar world was very short. An historical chance is opening against finance capitalism.

A Union for the Jobless (tags)

With unemployment in LA over 10%, and probably closer to 20% in our working class communities, the time has come for an organization for the unemployed. Harry Kelber is a writer whose been in the labor movement since the 1930s, a real veteran.

Alex Rivera Discusses His Film Sleep Dealer (tags)

Twelve years after its inception, Alex Rivera's first dramatic feature opens in major U.S. cities on Friday April 17 and may spread in ensuing weeks. Last week Rivera took questions from alternative media.

Alex Rivera Discusses His Film Sleep Dealer (tags)

Twelve years after conceiving Sleep Dealer, Alex Rivera's first feature film opens in major U.S. cities on Friday April 17 and may spread in ensuing weeks. Last week Rivera took questions from alternative media.

Honeybees in danger (tags)

Honeybees in danger

LUMP SUM CHECKS OUT: MORE THAN 26,000 FILIPINO VETERANS ENROLLED FOR BENEFITS (tags)

The first batch of Filipino World War II veterans are about to receive their lump sum checks this month as promised by the Department of Veterans Administration (DVA) The DVA reported that they are assessing at least 776 applications and have approved the first batch of 195 checks that will be delivered this week to at least 18,000 veterans in the United States and the Philippines. A 98-year old ACFV lobbyist Alberto Bacani, from Alexandria , Virginia became the first Filipino veteran who received his $ 15,000 dollar check. This was given to him by retired general Antonio Taguba who represented the DVA Secretary in a special ceremony in the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC last April 8.

ICRC's Damning Expose of US Torture (tags)

torture remains policy

Employee Free Choice Act: Open Letter to All Senators on EFCA Compromise (tags)

Employee Free Choice Act EFCA: write your Letters to Your Senators and Congressmen and tell them we need to pass the Employee Free Choice Act EFCA NOW!

All God's Children Are Psychic (tags)

all psychic matters have been repressed viciously and deemed "evil" or "sinful" by those who sought to maintain control over their "brothers." Such persecution led to secrecy

The Nazi Hydra In America (tags)

In 700 fascinating pages the Nazi Hydra documents how US financiers created Hitler and his war machine, launched a putsch against FDR and recouped Nazi assets to lay the foundations of today’s NSA and CIA and the rise of the Fourth Reich in America.

EARTH DAY IS EVERYDAY FOR MUSICIAN/ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST, JON HARTMANN (tags)

Fossil fuels have no place in our future. If we continue to burn them at the current rate, two things will happen as sure as night follows day.....our economy will be disrupted beyond repair, and our planet, likewise, may be damaged sufficiently to induce global catastrophe. The question arises, what right does the musician have to lambaste the innocent listener with radical environmental warnings?

JFAV Commemorates 67th Bataan Day (tags)

The Filipino American community in the United States and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) militantly salutes all Filipino and Americans veterans, living or departed for the 67th Anniversary of the fall of Bataan, April 9, 1942. For their heroism in Bataan, Corregidor and other battlefields in the Philippines, the brave soldiers and guerillas held the line for more than three months and farther on for another three more years waging a fierce war of resistance against the Japanese fascist invaders. For their bravery the American people should honor the Filipinos and reward them with the recognition and benefits that they deserve. Because of their steadfast defense, the men in Bataan -- the Allied powers most specially the United States bought time and was able to prepare defenses and later on wage a counter attack to liberate the countries occupied by Japan and eventually defeat Japan during the war.

Daniel McGowan - Another "War on Terrorism" Victim (tags)

America's lawlessness

The Fight Continues For The Employee Free Choice Act EFCA and The Truth! (tags)

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) today repeated his intent on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to block a Senate vote on the Employee Free Choice Act, despite his past support of the bill. The bill hasn’t changed—so why has Specter flipped?

Cuba: The hurt of no longer being (tags)

* Fragment from a work by Daniel Barret about the evolution of Cuba’s political regime since November 17 2005 till today. This piece attempts to place the role of Fidel Castro these past months.

The Association of Widows, Relatives and Advocates for Equality (AWARE) (tags)

AWARE was formed after the passage of S. 1315 which excludes Filipinos veterans in the enhanced American veterans law of the 110th US Congress. This is the 2nd Recession Act of our time that discriminates against the Filipino World War II veterans. In its place, on February 17, 2009- the 111th US Congress passed the Stimulus Bill or the American Recovery and Reinvestments Act (ARRA) that includes a one time-lump sum benefits for Filipino veterans. But the lump sum has quit claim, no recognition to the veterans and no benefits for Filipino World War II widows. Thus on December 8, 2008, the widows and relatives of veterans banded together and formed this organization-AWARE in Los Angeles and San Francisco to fight and advocate for equal rights. The widows started to get organized at first to support he veterans struggle but later to fight for themselves. They held their protests in July 25, 2008, September 22, 2008, February 18, 2009, March 9, 2009 and March 21, 2009 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other areas of the country.

EFCA Employee Free Choice NO Surrender NO Retreat! (tags)

Sen. Specter, Feinstein, Lincoln Now Opens The Door for The Employee Free Choice EFCA Labor Reform Compromise Bills

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh claims U.S. operating secret (tags)

Seymour Hersh created a stir last month when he said the Bush administration ran an executive assassination ring that reported directly to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Hey Fox-News-Fascists, Get a Job! (tags)

Bush II is not the right color.

Obama's Disastrous Afghan Plan (tags)

Last month President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, raising the total there to 53,000, only to add an additional 4,000 training troops this past week. Questions of a possible quagmire have begun to sprout faster than opium poppies. In an attempt to disarm his critics, Obama has defined his policy as pointed, specific, and winnable:

Ice-free Arctic Ocean possible in 30 years (tags)

Ice-free Arctic Ocean possible in 30 years

Lessons from the Great Depression: Christina D. Romer (tags)

This paper was presented at the Brookings Institution Washington D.C. March 9, 2009. Christina Romer, economics professor at Berkeley, is one of President Obama's economic advisers in the Council of Economic Advisers.

March 21st Hollywood Peace March or The Revolution Will Not Be Organized (tags)

A re-cap of the peace march that was held on Hollywood Blvd on March 21st, 2009 complete with photographs of the day.

WANNA SUE CITY HALL FOR BREACH OF OATH OF OFFICE? (tags)

Excuse me, but is this REALLY "free speech"?

Unraveling The Card Check Debate (tags)

Sometimes in politics a particular issue strikes at the core of deeper social-economic forces. Card Check - properly named The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)- is such an issue. EFCA, if implemented as proposed, would allow workers at any work place to join a union simply by having the majority of employees sign union authorization cards. The current law mandates that there be a secret ballot election one month after the requisite number of signed cards are submitted. This one-month period allows employers to mount campaigns to discourage employees from voting for a union, often using conscious distortions and intimidation as tactics. EFCA would prohibit newly unionized workers from striking for two years to gain a first contract. Moreover, if a first contract has not been negotiated within the first three months, a Federal Mediator can step in and impose a contract. Currently, employers who are compelled to recognize a union do not have to concede to a negotiated contract at all; and if, after one year a contract has not been negotiated, the union can be subjected to a vote of decertification, which is often the case.

AJLPP EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH EUROPEAN PROTESTS VS G20 SUMMIT (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States expresses militant solidarity with the working people of all nationalities in Europe who will conduct peaceful protest against the G20 Summit. The summit runs Friday and Saturday in London, the French city of Strasbourg and the German cities of Kehl and Baden Baden, following a similarly tightly monitored summit of the G-20 leaders on the world economic crisis in London on Thursday. The AJLPP criticized the fascist and reactionary tendencies of European governments to crackdown on the peaceful protest against capitalist exploitation and oppression. Already, police boats were patrolling the river that divides Strasbourg and Kehl. Military helicopters were mobilized, and hospitals kilometers (miles) away were stocking up on supplies in case protests turn violent.

Marine mammals will die in Navy warfare testing program (tags)

Marine mammals will die in Navy warfare testing program

Media Release: ELF Press Office Applauds the Removal of General Motors' CEO Rick Wagoner (tags)

Force GM into Bankruptcy!

More than 900 Veterans Have Applied for Lump Sum in Los Angeles (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) reported today than more than 900 World War II veterans in Los Angeles area have applied for their claims for benefits to the veterans Administration.. This was learned by JFAV through its senior coordinator Faustino Baclig who is helping processing claims. The JFAV have not monitored the number of veterans who filed their claims directly to the Veterans Administration office.

4/10-12 Chicago:NISN National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conf & Film Festival (tags)

Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!

From God-damned Australia (tags)

Since You Have Censored The Word of God...you have no rain!(Amos 4:17; Zech. 14:17) You have been serving sh*t-eating Nazis. I told you 7 years ago in "Fire! Rain! The Choice Remains!" And I don't think the sun fried your brains either! LA IMC is just as bad! Access blocked 6 days/week!

When are "Ordinary Criminals" Terrorists? (tags)

Patriot Act Spin Brilliant Until You Think About It

Iraq puppet government prepares to execute hundreds of gays (tags)

Iraq puppet government prepares to execute hundreds of gays

China politics, economy speaker: history, business, competition, entrepreneurship, jobs (tags)

Watch out on the surging Chinese economic power! What is really inside Chinese business, politics and economic world? How to take advantages of China's expanding market, cheap labor, and rising retail consumption? Get great information and analysis from elite speaker George Zhibin Gu from London Speaker Bureau

Scientology Cult Targets Haiti for Slave Labor (tags)

The Scientology organization has increasingly targeted poor countries such as Haiti in its recruitment efforts. Why would this money-hungry crime-cult be interested in one of the world's poorest countries? The answer: Because they want to bring Haitians in to the USA on "religious worker" visas to serve as unpaid laborers.

global economy, politics, jobs in the Chinese age: Johnson, Frank, Gu (tags)

is global financial crisis leading to a new war? Why is a new world order troublesome? How to move to the next stage world finance, economy, management, jobs, politics and competition in light of emerging giants China, India? Get provocative thoughts from 3 educators Chalmers Johnson, Andre Gunder Frank, and George Zhibin Gu.

Obama: Lot's of Noise, Little Change (tags)

We've been had.

Kamala Devi: "Bliss Coach" Lives and Teaches the Love of More than One (tags)

What if you can't love just one person? What if you can only be completely expressive of your romantic and sexual potential, and fulfill your own and your partners' needs, with more than one relationship partner? San Diego-based "bliss coach" Kamala Devi not only lives in "polyamory" -- a multiple-partner romantic and sexual lifestyle -- but she works with other people who want to adopt a polyamorous lifestyle and handle the problems it can raise.

Antiwar Protests: 6 Years and Counting (tags)

Demonstrations on the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq were smaller than during the Bush years owing to the “Obama factor,” but more unified than ever against the occupations of Afghanistan and Palestine. The most visible opposition to antiwar has shifted from flag-waving ultra-nationalists to the defenders of Israel. Despite this, far more American Jews demonstrated against the occupations than in support of Israel.

SOCIALISM: THE TIME IS NOW - Los Angeles Conference & Workshops (tags)

The U.S. government ensures banks and big corporations get trillions in bailout funds while millions of workers are losing their jobs and homes in California and the rest of the U.S. If you want to build a fight back movement against racism, bigotry and capitalist exploitation, join us for the April 25 Conference & Workshops in L.A. Be part of the struggle for socialism! Find out what socialism is, what we aim for, and why socialism is the only answer to the misery created by capitalism.

BAYAN-USA Holds 3rd Congress in Los Angeles Amidst VFA Protests (tags)

Information about BAYAN-USA congress scheduled for March 27-29, 2009. Progressive members of the Filipino community representing labor, youth, church groups, academia, and cultural workers will gather in Los Angeles.

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.

It’s Time to Grow Again! Let Hemp Loose.-Production buried by past needed now in America (tags)

"Hemp is anti-microbial and highly resistant to insects. It NEVER requires the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Hemp, unlike cotton, does not deplete the soil of nutrients. This makes it cheaper to produce, eliminates groundwater pollution due to pesticide run-off, and curtails farming community exposure to toxic and cancer-causing products.
Growing hemp reduces our dependence on petroleum products such as petrochemical fertilizers. Currently 15,000 lakes in the US are so contaminated by toxic agricultural runoff that NOTHING can live in them.
Hemp paper requires less chemical processing and can be whitened without producing dioxins. Unlike wood pulp paper, hemp does not harden, yellow, or crack with age. "......Boulder Hemp Initiative Project

Gorbachev Bids Goodbye to Unrestrained Capitalism (tags)

The former So viet President sees financial collapse and escalating violence in Afghanistan as a deserved blowback against the United States.

The Truth: Will Pacifica ever be free? (tags)

The new Pacifica National Board promotes the policies of the Pacifica Hijackers and initiates the next round of the Pacifica struggle.

RP-US Government Created Huge Problem on Veterans Claims (tags)

The Philippine and United States government created a huge problem about Filipino World War II claims. The JFAV is expecting a lot of applications to be filed until Feb 16, 2010. This is due to the fact that PVAO admitted that there are 40,000 still living veterans in the Philippines. There are around 6,000 veterans living in the United States. In this connection, JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia criticized both the Philippine and US governments “for giving false hopes to the poor, disabled and old veterans. What will they say to those veterans who will not be paid. That they were not veterans because they their papers are not in order? “ Garcia also said: “ Besides not giving widows any benefits the law is flawed because it only provided benefits for 18,000 veterans. “

China wisdom: Chinese multinationals, stock market vs global financial crisis (tags)

How is global financial and economic crisis reshaping world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? Profiting from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? Learn about Chinese multinationals, society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life during a transition period. How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

GABNET LETTER TO OBAMA (tags)

On November 1, 2005, Nicole, a 22-year-old Filipina, was observed being dumped out of a van in a semi-unclothed and semi-conscious state. The van contained three U.S. troops who were in the Philippines for the annual joint military exercises with the Philippine Armed Forces. Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith was subsequentlly charged with rape before the Philippine courts. He was found guilty and sentenced to 40 years. After spending 30 days in a Philippine jail, he was spirited out at midnight to the U.S. embassy where he is said to remain while his case goes through the Court of Appeals. This month, Nicole signed an affidavit saying she might have given the wrong signals to Cpl. Smith. She was given an immigration visa for the U.S. The Filipino people are demanding that the Visiting Forces Agreement signed by President Bush and President Estrada, who was overthrown in 2001, be abrogated for its onerous provisions against the sovereignty of the Philippines.

The Cuban Five Pending Supreme Court Case - Come hear about it!!! (tags)

The Cuban Five Host: Loyola Law School Chapter - National Lawyers Guild Date: Monday, March 23, 2009 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Donovan Hall Street: 919 Albany Street City/Town: Los Angeles, CA Contact: Veronica veronica.aragon@lls.edu

Hopeful Change in El Salvador? (tags)

Salvadorans are being fooled again.

March 21 Protest: Veterans to Lead Dramatic Actions in LA (tags)

Mass Protest on the 6th Anniversary of the Iraq War This Saturday, 12 noon Hollywood & Vine, Los Angeles

The Accursed Anathema of Judeo-Christian History in the Western World: What It Means Today (tags)

The introduction of Christianity in the Roman Empire threatened Rome because even then Christianity seem to create “fanatical” minds—that were willing to die for their faith to a single monotheistic God who was seemingly too jealous and intolerant to tolerate the idea that other Gods also expected respect as worthy. The only loyalty those early proselytes had was a sole loyalty to a God outside the Empire. Then Constantine impressed by such zealots exploited Christian fanaticism as he made Christianity the official Roman religion—creating the especial emergence of Church to State (or as our American forefathers warned “temporal and spiritual tyranny”).

The Accursed Anathema of Judeo-Christian History in the Western World: What It Means Today (tags)

The introduction of Christianity in the Roman Empire threatened Rome because even then Christianity seem to create “fanatical” minds—that were willing to die for their faith to a single monotheistic God who was seemingly too jealous and intolerant to tolerate the idea that other Gods also expected respect as worthy. The only loyalty those early proselytes had was a sole loyalty to a God outside the Empire. Then Constantine impressed by such zealots exploited Christian fanaticism as he made Christianity the official Roman religion—creating the especial emergence of Church to State (or as our American forefathers warned “temporal and spiritual tyranny”).

Monetary and Fiscal Failure, Fraud, and Fear of What's Next (tags)

looting the treasury continues with militarism ready to confront dissent

Employee Free Choice Act: The Biggest Anti-Union Busting Campaign in History (tags)

Powerful Corporate Front Groups such as the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace will continue to use Union - Busting tactics such as FEAR,Intimidation,Coercion, Misinformation,Out Right Lies and Scare Tactics against any senator who is in favor of the Employee Free Choice Act

ARROYO'S NEW POLITICAL CIRCUS; COL> MANCAO AS A STATE WITNESS ON DACER-CORBITO CASE (tags)

In a new political circus staged-managed by US puppet Arroyo, self-exiled police superintendent Cezar Mancao II said he agreed to become a state witness to the Dacer-Corbito double murder case and will no longer contest the extradition applied for by the Philippine government against him. The Alliance-Philippines sources learned that Legal counsel Arnedo Valera, Esq. based in Virginia revealed that upon agreement with the Department of Justice, Mancao executed an affidavit on February 14, 2009, revealing significant facts and names of individuals alleged involved in the murder of Salvador Dacer and his driver Corbito in 2000.

TAMA NA ANG PASIKAT, LUTASIN ANG MGA PAGLABAG SA KAPAPATANG PANTAO! (tags)

“Kung ayaw, maraming dahilan, kung gusto, gagawin ng sapilitan.” Buong tapang at lakas na kinokondena ng Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) na nakabase sa United States ang rehimeng US-Arroyo sa bagong pakanang pulitikal na ito at hinahamon ang rehimeng lutasin ang mga krimeng pulitikal at paglabag sa karapatang pantao . Ayon pa sa AJLPP; “ Dapat nang tigil ang mga pasikat ng rehimeng na panay ingay at walang aksyon. Huwag gamitin ang kaso nina Col Mancao at Dumlao sa pulitika. Bigyang katarungan ang mga biktima ng karahasan tulad ni Dacer at maraming ibapa. “

HUNDREDS ATTENDS IMMIGRATION REFORM HEARINGS IN LOS ANGELES, MARCH 13 (tags)

Familias Unidas, Jamas Cerra Vencidos! (Familes United Can never be defeated) Hundreds of immigrants and advocates packed the old La Placita Olvera Church to hear testimonies from people who are affected by the broken immigration laws of the US and attend a congressional hearing on immigration reform law. Present at the hearings were Assistant Speaker Congressman Xavier Becerra, Congresswomen Grace Napolitan0, Lucille Royal-Allard and Diane Watson. They were members of the Latino and Black Caucus. They also presented people from their district who spoke on their concerns on immigration reform.

Join Robina Suwol & California Safe Schools at 27th National Beyond Pesticides Conference (tags)

Bridge to an Organic Future: Opportunities for health and the environment, the 27th National Pesticide Forum, will be held April 3-4, 2009 at the Century Center in Carrboro, North Carolina

HUNDREDS ATTNED IMMIGRATION REFORM HEARINGS IN LOS ANGELES, MARCH 13 (tags)

Familias Unidas, Jamas Cerra Vencidos! (Familes United Can never be defeated) Hundreds of immigrants and advocates packed the old La Placita Olvera Church to hear testimonies from people who are affected by the broken immigration laws of the US and attend a congressional hearing on immigration reform law. Present at the hearings were Assistant Speaker Congressman Xavier Becerra, Congresswomen Grace Napolitan0, Lucille Royal-Allard and Diane Watson. They were members of the Latino and Black Caucus. They also presented people from their district who spoke on their concerns on immigration reform.

The Pork That Dares Not be Called Pork (tags)

The diversionary tactics of calling things pork and the real pork

LUMP SUM IS NOT EQUITY (tags)

Just what kind of recognition and victory did the veterans get? The word “recognition” in the text of the Section 1002 of the stimulus bill signed into law by President Barack Obama pertains exclusively for the purpose of issuing the lump sum. As soon as lump sum is issued, the recognition shall immediately disappear. Notice how the text was very clear in saying that the lump sum was a “compensation for human suffering.”— not a recognition of wartime heroism and valor. If the intention of this provision is to tax-exempt, then just say the lump sum is non-taxable, but without a condescending term as “human suffering.”

The Slow Decline of a Dying Rhizome (tags)

This Tuesday, the Rhizome Collective will begin to die its slow death. All residents and backspace organizations have been forced to vacate. Many fear the blow of losing one's home will taper any gained momentum to save the space.

NV; Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Near Fault (tags)

The proposed natural gas pipeline from Wyoming through Utah and Nevada to end at the CA/OR border town Malin and would pass very near a site of a recent 6.0 earthquake, in addition to many other ecologically sensitive or seismically active sites..

Updating the Militarization and Annexation of North America (tags)

The North American Union is still viable.

Obama can't appoint the best (tags)

If the AIPAC objects

Health Care Reform, Obama Style (tags)

health care reform

Employee Free Choice Act: Union Organizer Dir. Available For Comment or Debate on the EFCA (tags)

Union Organizer Director / Union Busting Expert with over 30 Years Experience is Available to Comment or Debate opposing opposition on the merits, Facts and Truth of WHY we need the Employee Free Choice Act

March 11: Burn Your Health Insurance Bill Day (tags)

Why is single-payer off the table? A round-table with Dr. Quentin Young, national coordinator for Physicians for a National Health Program; Geri Jenkins, a registered nurse and the co-president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee; and Russell Mokhiber, editor of the Corporate Crime Reporter. He is starting a new project called, "Single Payer Action."

The California Water Wars: Not A Conflict Between Fish and People (tags)

Is the cost of destroying the thousands of jobs provided to the economy by California and Oregon fisheries, the tourist industry, and Delta and Sacramento Valley farms worth providing subsidized water to corporate agribusiness to irrigate toxic, drainage impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley?

Mexico's Catholic Church and President Felipe Calderon Charge U.S. with Corruption (tags)

After describing the US military as vain and bewildered, the hierarchy of the Church indicated in its weekly publication that Mexico has recognized the serious problem of corruption among its authorities and public servants and demanded that the U.S. do the same

Israel Apartheid Week Berkeley (tags)

http://blog.z-word.com/2009/03/israel-apartheid-week-hypocrisy-and-betrayal/

Guantanamo Under Obama (tags)

Obama proving no different from Bush

JFAV RECOGNIZES COMMUNITY SUPPORT CRUCIAL (tags)

Scores of activist and advocates led by the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) in a community forum held last Wednesday night, March 4 in Historic Filipinotown. They recognized the crucial role of community organizations especially the People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) who started the veterans struggle for equity 17 years ago and won some benefits including the lump sum in the Stimulus Law. The well attended community forum was held at the Community Hall of Search to Involve the Pilipino Americans (SIPA) in 3200 W. Temple St. Los Angeles. SIPA is one of the community organizations recognized that night.

Scientology Virtually Holds Daughter Hostage (tags)

Scientology says it will "negotiate" with the mother to return her daughter.

L.A. Greens Host FUEL Director Josh Tickell (tags)

Josh Tickell, Director of "FUEL," Sundance Audience Award winning documentary film, and a leading expert on sustainable biofuels, will speak at the Los Angeles Greens March 18, 2009 meeting.

Back to the main topic - those who only think of Palestine as ok (tags)

Back to fighting on indy and every other newsmedia too.- to those who only think of Palestine as being Right and Victim and needs to be rescued, let's get more info = to clarify if all claimed is so,- see what at least simplief disputable Wiki says about how it all began, tho the info is always being 'disputed' ................and each and many sides claiming and demanding to be RIGHT and claim the Whole and Only Truth......... yeah, so many versions of Holy Truths as there are colors in the rainbow...people who write love to claim exaggerations as 'reality' and their versions as "not to be questioned" even on Indymedia, NO FREE THINKERS ALLOWED HERE either !

America loses 23,000 jobs every day (tags)

America loses 23,000 jobs every day

We don't want Vicente Fox at UCI! ¡No queremos que venga Vicente Fox a UCI! (tags)

Students at UC-Irvine in Orange County, CA, are fighting to keep Vicente Fox from giving "Democracy lectures" at their campus. We are asking for support and endorsements from groups anywhere in the world, to send a strong message that the world has not forgotten Chiapas, Atenco, and Oaxaca, and we will oppose Fox and other oppressors wherever they show their faces.

FRANCIS MAGALONA, PEOPLE"S ARTIST, 44 (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) together with the Filipino American community in the United States mourns the passing of The 44-year-old musician, songwriter, record producer, actor and TV host Francis Magalona.last March 6, 2009 Francis Magalona was a foremost- a nationalist artist who loved his country. He was also known as the “master Rapper” .He was recognized for his painstaking efforts to elevate Pinoy rap beyond its novelty phase in the local music scene. The AJLPP recognizes Magalona who did not only lived for show business but also integrated his patriotic fervor in his life and his music and contributed a lot to its culture and arts. In the Philippines, rap was considered novelty music until Magalona came along. Magalona—influenced and made it as a commentary on Pinoy life and culture. Magalona recorded his debut album “Yo!” in 1990. The album became a hit with the single “Mga Kababayan,” whose lyrics about racial pride and love of country stirred nationalist fervor at a time when the Philippine government was besieged by a series of military revolts. His parents, Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran, were film and TV matinee idols of the ’40s and ’50s. Pancho Magalona held the distinction of the First Filipino movie actor to appear in Hollywood. He was also known for starring in nationalist fims life “El Flibusterismo” and “Jikiri”

China speaker: stock market, finance, politics, economy vs global financial crisis (tags)

Is Chinese or Indian century emerging sooner in light of global fnancial crisis? What is the next in global job, manufacturing and research transfers? What is really inside Chinese business, politics and economic world? How to take advantages of China's expanding market, cheap labor, and rising retail consumption? Get first hand information and analysis from elite speaker George Zhibin Gu from London Speaker

Daughter Held By Scientology (tags)

The notorious Scientology cult orders its followers to "disconnect" from their loved ones, usually when parents, husbands, wives, sons, or daughters try to help their loved one escape from the clutches of Scientology or when they try to get their loved one to stop handing their money over to the Scientology crooks. One mother's lost daughter was spotted in Hollywood.

Over 500 Turn Out for Marriage Equality Demonstration (tags)

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his Lesbian daughter Lisa (pictured) led off the San Diego installment of "March Forth on March Fourth," a series of rallies and demonstrations held statewide on the eve of the California Supreme Court's oral hearings on the legal challenges to Proposition 8. Mayor Sanders endorsed same-sex marriage equality last year after deciding he couldn't tell his daughter that her relationship was less important than his.

PARDON OF AQUINO KILLERS-AN ACT OF A VENGEFUL REGIME (tags)

Makati Mayor and United Opposition (UNO) president Jejomar Binay yesterday described Mrs. Arroyo’s grant of pardon to the soldiers convicted of killing former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino as an act of “petty vindictiveness.” “Pinersonal na ni Mrs. Arroyo si Presidente Cory,” Binay said. “Just to spite former President Aquino, Mrs. Arroyo has committed an injustice to the memory of Ninoy, the Aquino family and to the people,” he said.

Zapatista University Chapter 5: Science and Religion (tags)

Here’s another free science lesson for Third-World farmers. The complete book can be read on my site. The complete audio book is on my site now also, and the printed book can be ordered by mail. My Spanish isn’t good enough to translate a whole book, but I know there are plenty of people who can.

Mexico Federal Troops and police rush into Juarez to try and retake the city (tags)

Actions Against Forever 21 Continue (tags)

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

CIRCULO PAMPANGUENO FUNDRAISER, FEB. 28 IN PANORAMA CITY (tags)

The fundraiser party of the Circulo Pampangueno of Southern California (CPSC) held in Panorama City last February 28 was a resounding success. More than 200 people attended the annual fundraiser party of the Circulo Panpangueno of Southern California, one of the oldest regional group in the United States . Then affair was held at the Madonna Hall of the St. Genevieve Church in Panorama City, Los Angeles, CA.

Why do These Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker Continue to Spread Lies about The EFCA? (tags)

What is the Strategy being used by Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker from Tennessee, in their attempt to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act? Keep Spreading LIES about the Employee Free Choice Act and Supporting The Secret Ballot Protection Act ( Better Known as The Employer FEAR and Intimidation Act )

Why do These Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker Continue to Spread Lies about The EFCA? (tags)

What is the Strategy being used by Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker from Tennessee, in their attempt to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act? Keep Spreading LIES about the Employee Free Choice Act and Supporting The Secret Ballot Protection Act ( Better Known as The Employer FEAR and Intimidation Act )

Systemic Failure: Capitalism "Lays an Egg" (tags)

deepening economic crisis

Registration Open! 4/10-12 Chicago Nat'l Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)

Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!

Uphold the Militant Tradition of International Women's Day (tags)

In solidarity and with utmost joy, the International League of People's Struggle joins today the celebration of women in general and their revolutionary struggle for emancipation and liberation from imperialism, feudalism and patriarchalism. We remember and honor millions of women who trailblazed and paved the path for women's liberation movement.

China's global reach: Chinese business, finance, politics, economy vs world finance mess (tags)

Is Chinese century emerging sooner? What is really inside Chinese business, politics and economic world? How to take advantages of China's expanding market, cheap labor, and rising retail consumption? Get great information and analysis from elite speakper George Zhibin Gu from London Speaker Bureau

Statement of Solidarity for Filipino Workers of Hanjin Subic bay (tags)

We, the Filipino American community in the United States and their allies express our militant solidarity with Hanjin Shipyard workers in their struggle to unionize and thus end their deplorable working conditions which has led to at least 24 deaths. In January of this year, two more were killed while just as February began, 24 were hurt when a bus carrying workers to the shipyard overturned. We are appalled at the slow response of the Philippine Senate and the Executive branch and their failure to act on the continuing fatal accidents and deaths of workers at Hanjin Shipbuilding.

GERMANY: Oscar Lafontaine on the Financial Markets (tags)

"The present crisis cannot be overcome without a regulation of the financial markets.. When banks are given billions through the so-called bank bailout and these billions disappear somewhere, that is a misappropriation or embezzlement of tax funds.."

Targeting Israel with Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions and Prosecutions (tags)

It's time to hold Israel accountable.

Barack Obama Pirate Captain of Derivative TARP TANIC and Nuclear Iran (tags)

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Mexican Drug Cartel members arrested across the U.S. (tags)

The DEA said that they seized $60 million in U.S. currency; 12,535 kilograms of cocaine; more than 16,000 pounds of marijuana; more than 12 pounds of methamphetamine; approximately 8 kilograms of heroin; approximately 1.3 million pills or 500 pounds of Ecstasy; approximately 120 kilograms of MDMA powder; and more than $6.5 million in other assets, including 149 vehicles, 3 aircraft, 3 maritime vessels and 169 weapons.

On the History of Veterans Equity Struggle (tags)

A certain lawyer from San Francisco wrote his own version of the 63 years Filipino veterans struggle for equity and justice. Patterned after the waves in the history of Filipino migration to the United States, he ended the history with a glorious victory for the lump sum and so-called recognition and he called it“ the rescinding of the rescission act.” Like a typical American historian/academician he tried to simplify it in “ five different and distinct phases”

AJLPP CONDEMNS ARRO ON EDSA 1mes (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemns President Arroyo’s assertions that there should not be anymore EDSA. Referring to the People’s Revolt against dictator Marcos in 1986. Mrs. Arroyo abhorred another EDSA after she herself was propelled into power by another EDSA in 2001 against former President Joseph Estrada For the AJLPP based in the United States, “ For tyrant afraid of people’s power that placed she in power and now threatens her with another uprising, Mrs. Arroyo’s statement is a proof of her alienation to the public.”

7 Reasons You Should Join the March on the Pentagon on March 21, 2009 (tags)

Various coalitions, organizations, and networks are joining together in a March 21 National Coalition to bring people from all walks of life and from all cities across the United States to take part in a March on the Pentagon on the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war: Saturday, March 21. Simultaneous demonstrations are taking place in San Francisco and Los Angeles. More than 1,300 organizations and individuals have now endorsed the March 21, 2009, March on the Pentagon to say “Bring the Troops Home NOW!” on the sixth anniversary of the criminal invasion of Iraq. The thousands who march will demand “From Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime” and “We Need Jobs and Education, Not Wars and Occupation.” They will insist on an end to the war threats and economic sanctions against Iran. They will say no to the illegal U.S. program of detention and torture.

The Master of Bubbles (tags)

As the revered godlike head of the Federal Reserve, Greenspan pursued a policy of cheap money. Whenever the financial markets began to correct their own madness, he opened the floodgates for more money..The world stares so intensely at growth that it forgets distribution.

Mexico’s violent war deaths are piling up (tags)

Border protesters told this reporter that the MDC’s claim they are dedicated to overthrowing the current Calderon government and the government is hiding the true Mexican army death totals. Many Mexican troops have been killed by direct confrontations with MDC’s paramilitary forces many more than the Calderon administration is willing to admit.

FILAMS DEMANDS FULL RECOGNITION AND EQUITY (tags)

The Filipino American community marked the 63rd Anniversary of the unjust Recission Act of 1946 last Feb 18, 2009 with different kinds of protests all over the United States. The protests is in contrasts to other organizations like NAFFAA and ACFV who called for celebrations and gratitude to the US and Philippine governments for the long delayed benefits. * In San Francisco, two hundred vets, students, widows, teachers and activists gathered in two separate events on Feb. 17 and Feb 18 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Rescission Act with protest, amidst celebration by the mendicant Philippine government and some pro- lump sum organizations in the US.

Let's Start a Bank! (tags)

Instead of borrowing trillions and sticking future generations of taxpayers with the cost of bailing out a corrupt and ineffective financial system, the federal government should use the bailout money and charter a bank of its own,one that could offer loans directly to individuals and businesses and thereby stimulate the economy by providing capital to people who can't get it now from the private banks.

FIGHT RACISM ,FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND EQUITY (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) expresses its opposition to the lump sum provision included in the Stimulus Bill or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Section 1001. Title X. In the Stimulus bill that passed, the lump sum bill still has a “quit claim” or a foreclosure to any claim for a lifetime full pension benefit. While the $15, 000 for US citizens or $9,000 for non US citizens may provide temporary relief, THERE IS NO PROVISION FOR RECOGNITION!

Employee Free Choice Act: The Enemies of Unions and The Lies They Tell (tags)

Corporate leaders see the proposed Employee Free Choice Act as a grave threat--and they'll say and do just about anything to prevent its passage.

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.

CAPITALIST CATASTROPHE AND PROLETARIAN STRUGGLES (tags)

Hi fellows, here is the very first draft translation in English of the first pages of our last review in French "Communisme" N°60. Sorry for the language but improvements will come later. Meanwhile, have a good reading and we are waiting for your comments and critics...

he revolution delayed: 10 years of Hugo Chávez’s rule (tags)

* A translation of a March 2008 interview conducted by the French anarchist Charles Reeve with two members of the El Libertario group www.nodo50.org/ellibertario in Caracas, the nation’s capital, which offers some stark insights into the reality of the situation.

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.

The New York Post Fires the First shot in Presidential Assassination Politics (tags)

and Allan Keyes Fires the Second!

FILAMS DEMANDS FULL RECOGNITION AND EQUITY (tags)

The Filipino American community marked the 63rd Anniversary of the unjust Recission Act of 1946 last Feb 18, 2009 with different kinds of protests all over the United States. The protests is in contrasts to other organizations like the ACFV and NAFFAA who called for celebrations and gratitude to the US and Philippine governments for the long delayed benefits. * In San Francisco, two hundred vets, students, widows, teachers and activists gathered in two separate events on Feb. 17 and Feb 18 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Rescission Act with protest, amidst celebration by the mendicant Philippine government and some pro- lump sum organizations in the US. * In Los Angeles, more than a hundred veterans, widows and advocates gathered at the Veterans Memorial monument at Lake Street Park n February 18th.

WW 2 Filipino vets, widows, students and activists Demand Full Recognition (tags)

The Filipino American community marked the 63rd Anniversary of the unjust Recission Act of 1946 last Feb 18, 2009 with different kinds of protests all over the United States. * In San Francisco, two hundred vets, students, widows, teachers and activists gathered in two separate events on Feb. 17 and Feb 18 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Rescission Act with protest, amidst celebration by the mendicant Philippine government and some pro- lump sum organizations in the US. “To date, our military service and courage in defending the US during World War 2 have never been fully recognized, so there is a reason for us to continue the fight!,” said Philippine Scout Gomer Bondad during a forum held at the Rosenberg Library of the City College of San Francisco. * In Los Angeles, more than a hundred veterans, widows and advocates gathered at the Veterans Memorial monument at Lake Street Park n February 18th. Los Angeles Council President Eric Garcetti and Congresswoman Royball-Allard graced the occasion as guests of honor.

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Communities Must Stand Together for Change (tags)

Diverse communities in the U.S. have been standing together to bring about social change at the grassroots level in an unprecedented wave of euphoria set off by the inauguration of Barack Obama. Whether in public meetings, workshops, or protests the unity of purpose and momentum is palpable. What will it take to translate that human energy into real change?

A growing number of states rebelling against the Federal Government. (tags)

Jones and Corsi tie the Illuminati into the current recession/depression and claim that the whole thing is engineered by the Illuminati. They even claim that the Mexican drug cartels are also connected to the illuminati but did not go on to explain how.

Endorse: U.S. Trade Unionists Support S. African and Australian Dockers' Boycott of Israel (tags)

Join us in publicizing the example of South African and Australian dock workers, and working toward the same kind of labor solidarity here at home.

LETTER OF SOLIDARITY TO HANJIN WORKERS IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

We, the Filipino American community in the United States and their allies express our militant solidarity with Hanjin Shipyard workers in their struggle to unionize and thus end their deplorable working conditions which has led to at least 24 deaths. In January of this year, two more were killed while just as February began, 24 were hurt when a bus carrying workers to the shipyard overturned. We are appalled at the slow response of the Philippine Senate and the Executive branch and their failure to act on the continuing fatal accidents and deaths of workers at Hanjin Shipbuilding. While we hold Hanjin, a South Korean transnational corporation employing 15,000 workers in the Philippines, directly accountable for the extremely unacceptable living and working conditions of Filipino workers, we equally hold the Philippine government complicit for acting against the country's national interests and against Filipino workers interests. We demand that the Philippine Government compel the Hanjin Shipyard company to clean up the docks and work areas, ensure worker safety, enforce environmental laws and provide just wages and benefits to Filipino workers.

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.

Toxic Plans for Toxic Assets (tags)

Obama stimulus from hell.

Scientology Is Dieing (tags)

Internet-based community activism reached a new high when Anonymous took to the streets and started doing what law enforcement and health officials around the world should be doing: Killing the notorious Scientology Corporation to put a stop to Scientology's frauds, scams, human rights and civil rights abuses once and for all. Anonymous is winning.

A COMING POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE? (tags)

“When it happens, it will rock the world..: octogenarian Mubarak, will leave office, either by his own decision or that of Providence, probably within the next three years. So far, few in the West have paid much attention. But Egyptians certainly are getting ready, and we should do so as well”,

Re-Introduction of Uniting American Families Act (tags)

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) re-introduced The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) in the House and Senate today. The legislation calls for an end to the immigration discrimination gay and lesbian Americans face when they seek to sponsor a foreign partner to live with them in the United States. “One of the fundamental principles of American immigration law and policy is the notion of family unification…. Unfortunately, same-sex couples committed to spending their lives together are not recognized as "families" under current federal law, including US immigration law,” said Nadler.

China's iron curtain: corruption, global financial crisis, banking, jobs, politics (tags)

How is global financial crisis aiding China Is corruption to bankrupt China soon? What is really inside Chinese business, government, banking, and finance world? Is global financial crisis accelerating the ongoing corruption and labor cisis? Get lastest analysis and knowledge by leading experts.

Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force pleads guilty to bribery, extortion and conspiracy (tags)

Sgt.. Schroer and his co-conspirators wore official U.S. Military uniforms, carried official forms of identification, and used official U.S. vehicles, when necessary, to prevent police stops, roadblocks, searches and seizures of the narcotics as they drove the cocaine shipments through checkpoints throughout the Southwestern states which were manned by the U.S. Border Patrol, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Nevada law enforcement officers.

AJLPP: SUPREME COURT DECISION ON SMITH RAPE CASE CONTRADICTS ITSELF (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) scored the ambivalent and double standard Philippine Supreme Court’s decision that said that US Marine Daniel Smith could be continuously detained in the US Embassy while he appeals his case in court. AJLPP condemns the self- contradictory rule that has been the hallmark of the Supreme Court ever since time immemorial. The ruling that the convicted marine must be jailed in a Philippine facility that cannot be implemented just perpetrates the colonial status of the Philippines under the rule of the United States.

Obama's "War on Terror" (tags)

continuity, not change is assured

POPPING THE CHERRY OF THE NEW REGIME (tags)

In a couple of days, Richard Holbrooke - Hilary Clinton's pick to push the US imperialist agenda in Afghanistan - is about to get his feet wet by visiting neighboring Pakistan. Holbrooke, a former US envoy to the UN and considered an expert on the region's geopolitics will face an ally who's growing weary and suspicious of the US real intentions. The Pakistanis who were hopeful that the new Washington regime could somewhat relieve the toxicity of the Bush campaign were greatly dismayed when three days after the much ballyhooed Obama inauguration, a drone guided bombing killed 21 of their own citizens.

Philippines agrees to settle NYC taxes for $9-M to save $29-M (tags)

Corruption stretch from the Philippine sea to the other side of the shining seas- in the United States. AJLPP learned through media sources that New York mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomed the Philippine government’s promise to pay $9 million in property taxes, including interest, calling it “what every other law-abiding property owner does.”

Can we rebuild the labor movement with the Employee Free Choice Act? (tags)

Much has been said in the United States labor movement around the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bill many mainstream leaders tout as the solution to the decline of unions. With the recent election of Barrack Obama and the Democratic Party holding the majority of seats in both houses of the US Congress, these same leaders have their hearts set that their millions of dollars in campaign contributions will pay off with the passage of the bill.

LACSON BOYS TO BE FREED BY US COURTS (tags)

The AJLPP learned today that a Federal Appeals court on Friday vacated the sentence of a former Philippine National Police officer imprisoned for possessing secret US documents. Michael Ray Aquino is serving a six-year, four-month sentence after pleading guilty to unauthorized possession of classified documents.The new ruling in US District Court concluded that the sentence was based on a mistaken interpretation of federal guidelines. "For the AJLPP the news of the release proves that the charade of injustice is ever present when it comes to the cabal of AFP men who served as worst human rights violator and proven puppets of the United Statesmilitary like the Lacson boys," AJLPP said.

THE FILIPINO SPIRIT IN THE REMAKING OF AMERICA (tags)

Today, we celebrate our misa ng bayan with great hopes for brighter days of economic and moral recovery and renewal under our new President Barack Obama. It is certainly heartening and uplifting to know that we have a lot to hope and be thankful for after this nation demonstrated great courage by electing the first black, indeed, the first colored man in history, to the presidency. It brings much satisfaction after periods of intense crises and conflicts under the Bush administration, remembering 9/11, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the economic meltdown that continues to wreck havoc on us andespecially the common workers not only in the United States but all over the globe. After passing through the bleakest of days we earnestly hope to see light.

THE FILIPINO SPIRIT IN THE REMAKING OF AMERICA (tags)

Today, we celebrate our misa ng bayan with great hopes for brighter days of economic and moral recovery and renewal under our new President Barack Obama. It is certainly heartening and uplifting to know that we have a lot to hope and be thankful for after this nation demonstrated great courage by electing the first black, indeed, the first colored man in history, to the presidency. It brings much satisfaction after periods of intense crises and conflicts under the Bush administration, remembering 9/11, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the economic meltdown that continues to wreck havoc on us andespecially the common workers not only in the United States but all over the globe. After passing through the bleakest of days we earnestly hope to see light.

LACSON BOYS TO BE FREED BY US COURTS (tags)

The AJLPP learned today that a Federal Appeals court on Friday vacated the sentence of a former Philippine National Police officer imprisoned for possessing secret US documents. Michael Ray Aquino is serving a six-year, four-month sentence after pleading guilty to unauthorized possession of classified documents.The new ruling in US District Court concluded that the sentence was based on a mistaken interpretation of federal guidelines. "For the AJLPP the news of the release proves that the charade of injustice is ever present when it comes to the cabal of AFP men who served as worst human rights violator and proven puppets of the United Statesmilitary like the Lacson boys," AJLPP said.

It's NOT Illegal To Film Cops. RESIST ILLEGAL ORDERS. ASSERT YOUR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS [Video] (tags)

It is not 'illegal' to film police officers in the United States. Our rights are inherent, granted by the Creator, as outlined in the Declaration of Independence. Understand and assert your rights.

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.

A Modest Proposal on Executive Salaries (tags)

A proposal to tie the salaries of executives to the minimum wage.

Registration Open! 4/10-12 Chicago Nat'l Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)

Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Continues to Spread More Lies about the EFCA (tags)

The 500-member Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today released a letter it delivered to every member of the 111th Congress.

Month-long Gaza Protests in U.S. were the Largest Ever for Palestinian Rights (tags)

In an unprecedented outpouring of popular opposition to U.S. policy supporting the Israeli invasion of Gaza, a full month of nearly continuous protests brought tens of thousands into the streets. Arab American youths mobilized as never before. Even after Israel’s troop withdrawal, advocates for the human rights of Palestinians in Gaza vowed to continue the campaign until Israel lifts its blockade on the tiny territory.

Obama supports torture (tags)

Big change from the moron-Bush.

The Long Night (tags)

a long night

Bush Nazi! You Can Stay Here No Longer! (tags)

Even if some dumkopf has convinced them that they were good Samaritans; they will hear; ""Go away! You are unclean!" people cry to them. "Away! Away!.." When they flee and wander about, people say, "They can stay here no longer.""(James 5:6; Lam. 4:15) 1/29 Bush Nazis bluffing blind men.

Zapatista University Chapter 4: Science versus Politics (tags)

Here’s another free science lesson for Third-World farmers. The complete book can be read on my site. Feel free to translate it into Spanish or any other language.

Free Gaza Activists Welcomed Home as Heroes, then Join Protest Against Israeli War (tags)

After spending six months in Gaza and Cyprus working tirelessly to defy the Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory and defend Palestinians from military attacks, two San Jose residents found upon their return that the protests that they had helped start had mushroomed a hundred-fold in response to Israel’s invasion of Gaza.

Mexican drug cartel gang members in most American cities and our military (tags)

Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California-based, prison gangs cooperate with Mexico-based MDC’s to smuggle wholesale quantities of cocaine and marijuana and illegal aliens into the United States from Mexico.

FQS 39th Anniversary, Jan 30-31, 1970 (tags)

We the activist from the Kilusang Dekada 70 (KD70) remembers that thirty-nine years ago, on January 30-31, 1970, from the night of January 30 to the early morning of January 31, 1970 fought the Philippine police and army forces who attacked the progressive forces in what is now known in history as the Battle of Mendiola. Four activist were killed and more than 150 were wounded by gunfire and at least 600 others were arrested and jailed in the Camp Crame. Manila became a virtual military camp but the activist were not cowed and the series of mass actions were launched now collectively known as the First Quarter Storm of 1970.

Oscar Grant Becomes a Poster Boy for Jihad (tags)

Those outside the Bay Area may not know the backstory: Early on January 1, a young adult African-American named Oscar Grant was fatally shot at a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stop by a BART police officer. The incident was captured on a few cellphones as it happened. The officer has been arrested for murder and there have been several riots in downtown Oakland.

Chinese multinationals, stock market vs global financial crisis (tags)

How is global financial and economic crisis reshaping world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? Profiting from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? Learn about Chinese multinationals, society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life during a transition period. How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get on-ground investigations from a timely book.

No One Can Escape the Crisis (tags)

From a long-term perspective, the crisis could bring about a radical rethinking in politics and the economy away from the mantra of shareholder value and the pursuit of short-term profits. The neoliberal model of the Washington consensus has revealed its fundamental weaknesses.

Local activists oppose police, minuteman harassment of day laborers (tags)

UPLAND, California - January 26, 2008 Supporters of the human rights of immigrants and workers filled the Upland City Council chambers tonight to support speakers decrying injustices against Upland day laborers. The Minutemen, who are themselves responsible for many of these injustices, also arrived to address the council. And while the council may have been more receptive to their racist rhetoric than to our pleas for justice, we maintained the moral high ground and refused to retreat.

87% of Israelis enjoyed the genocide in Gaza. (tags)

Now comes the payback.

Israel Killed Everything but the Will to Resist (tags)

Palestinians are unbowed.

How to Pursue GW Bush for War Crimes Trial (tags)

Debates about whether international community should pursue the GW bush regime for war crimes stemming from illegal detentions, torture and deception used in illegal invasion of Iraq. What is best strategy for beginning a public war crimes tribunal against GW bush, Cheney and the outgoing administration..

Media Release: ELF Press Office Condemns FBI Hunt for Environmental Defenders (tags)

CALLS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT “OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY”

Zapatista University Chapter 3: How Science Works (tags)

Any Third World farmer knows more about biology than the president of the United States, because farmers spend all day working with plants and animals. Here’s my ongoing series on the biology of imperial politics. The complete book can be read on my site. Feel free to translate it into Spanish or any other language.

Peace Group Demands Shutdown of Israeli Embassy (tags)

‘SEVER TIES WITH WAR CRIMINALS’ SAYS GROUP 13 January 2008: Carrying a giant eviction order and a mock padlock, the broad anti-war group, Stop the War Coalition-Philippines, went to the Israeli embassy today to symbolically order its closure.

SDSU Hosts Teach-In on Israel, Gaza (tags)

The political science department of San Diego State University (SDSU) fully intended their "teach-in" on the conflict between Israel and Gaza to be as objective as possible. The speakers were all professors — two Jewish, one Arab — but they agreed more than they disagreed, particularly that both Israel and Hamas had committed war crimes. Nonetheless, when the audience had a chance to ask questions, many of them proved to be militant supporters of one side or the other — and the supporters of Israel got to the public microphone first and gave the impression of having "packed" the meeting.

Obama Sworn In As The 44th U.S. President (tags)

More than 2 million people attend inaugural event in Washington D.C.

The Mexican Revolution is starting (tags)

Online Sit In Against HLS (tags)

Sit In

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.

Civil war and vigilantism gripping Mexico (tags)

To date some 7,000 Mexicans have died in this war – all attributable to the government versus the rich and powerful Mexican Drug Cartels war.

Liberal Prof Confronts Socialist Audience (tags)

Grossmont College economics professor Shahrokh Shahrokhi was invited to speak at the January 12 meeting of Activist San Diego, but though he attacked "market fundamentalism" and called for more government regulation of the economy,,public equity purchases iin the major financial firms and an extensive stimulus plan, many in the audience didn't think his proposals went far enough. They also bristled at his contention that homebuyers who took out mortgages beyond their means were partly responsible for the current economic crisis.

Is Bush's Stupidity Worthy of Death? (tags)

In his farewell address Dumb Boy "W" once again repeated the demented ruminations of the SERPENT that wants you to believe that the fabricated conflicts of religious fanatics are the principle terrorist threat while the Bush Nazis murder millions with toxic "harmless" stuff.

Jews Shut Down Israeli Consulate -LA (tags)

Early this morning, Jewish activists in a historic first in Los Angeles, chained themselves to the entrance of the Israeli Consulate and blocked the driveway to the parking structure, blocking all traffic in and out of the building. "We sent a clear message to the world that LA Jews are part of the global majority in opposition to the Israeli siege of Gaza," said Lenny Potash a 72-year old protester who was cuffed to eight other activists, blocking the driveway to the consulate. The activists were joined by 50 other supporters and who chanted "LA Jews say, End the Siege of Gaza" and "Not in Our Name! We will Not be Silent!" Protesters also held up signs reading "Israeli Consulate: Closed for War Crimes."

Mexico as a failed state will require U.S. military intervention (tags)

In terms of worst-case scenarios for the Joint Force and indeed the world is Mexico a large and important country bordering the United States and could be facing a rapid and sudden collapse.

JEWS SHUT DOWN LOS ANGELES ISRAELI CONSULATE! (tags)

JEWS SHUT DOWN ISRAELI CONSULATE! 10 JEWS CHAIN TOGETHER TO BLOCK DRIVEWAY AND ENTRANCE!

BREAKING NEWS: Jews Shut Down Israeli Counsulate in Protest of Attack on Gaza! (tags)

Concerned Jewish residents of Los Angeles have shut down the Israeli consulate for the first time ever in a historic protest against the policies of Israel. An ad-hoc, multi-generational group including members of the recently founded International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, will send a message to the Israeli government and its US supporters: "Not In Our Name! We will not be silent! Jews demand an end to the Israeli siege on Gaza and an end to Israeli apartheid." The demonstration will kick off a wave of demonstrations across the United States uniting Palestinians, Jewish people, and other Americans outraged by the siege.

Bush Legacy - Stupidity Worthy of Death (tags)

If Dumb Boy "W" falsely claimed that he was a college graduate when he never graduated from anyplace, he is is guilty of treason and shall suffer death. There is no point in letting him live, for he will just continue trying to manipulate things with his professed intelligence and his sweet-talk.

new century war: by Frank, Johnson, George Zhibin Gu (tags)

is global financial crisis leading to a new war? Why is a new world order troublesome? How to move to the next stage world finance, economy, management, jobs, politics and competition in light of emerging giants China, India? Get provocative thoughts from 3 educators Chalmers Johnson, Andre Gunder Frank, and George Zhibin Gu.

lessons: global financial crisis, China, India, competition, jobs, politics, law (tags)

is global financial cisis changing global politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

EPCC/CFAOC SUPPORTS UHW-WEST DEMANDS (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition of Filipino American organizations of California (CFAOC) wholeheartedly support the united voice of the rank and file workers of the United Health Care Workers -West-UHW who called for a ote for disaffiliation from SEIU International.

MORE than 10,000 MARCH IN WESTWOOD FOR PALESTINE (tags)

More than 10,000 Protestors marched on Westwood, Los Angeles in a big show of solidarity and support for Palestine and the besieged people of Gaza. At the van of the march were Palestinian flag draped coffins symbolizes the death and destruction in Gaza wrought by Us-Israel war machine terrorists.

U.S. is not dealing with Mexican violence against Americans (tags)

From Brownsville Texas to San Diego California Mexican cities bordering American cities are where most Americans are being killed by assassinations and executions. But other Americans are being killed by the long arm of the Mexican drug cartels which reach deep into America. There are accounts of Mexican drug cartel surrogate terrorist’s invading the U.S. by crossing the porous international border and killing Americans in Dallas Texas, Atlanta Geo, New York City, Phoenix Ariz, Las Vegas Nevada, and is believed to have reached Shelby County Alabama where five people were found murdered gangland style by Mexican nationals.

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.

Zapatista University Chapter 1: The World-Farm (tags)

Scientists have been hard at work figuring out what's gone wrong with humanity's relationship to the environment. But they never write books for the politically marginalized people who suffer the effects. So now I write science books for activists. The complete book can be found on my website.

Jan 1 Westwood march/Rally for Palestine (tags)

More than 10,000 protestors marched on Westwood, Los Angeles in a big show of solidarity and support for Palestine and the besieged people of Gaza. At the van of the march were Palestinian flag draped coffins symbolizes the death and destruction in Gaza wrought by US-Israel war machine. They were followed by a sea of Palestinian red and green flags that symbolizes resistance and defiance of the US-israel war machine.

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.

A Trillion Dollar Recovery (tags)

This article by the editor of The Nation was published 12/31/2008.

1/9 Palestine Watch: U.S. covertly shipping arms to Israel (tags)

The U.S. is seeking to hire a merchant ship to deliver hundreds of tons of arms to Israel from Greece later this month, tender documents seen by Reuters show....

Mass Mobilization In Los Angeles On Obamas Inauguration Day! (tags)

This is a Call out for all those out there fed up with the U.S. government. Their Abuse of the Economic Crisis among the American People and the Global Community. For the Continuous Murders commited by the LAPD and Surrounding Police Authorities and the Constant Racial Profiling and Discrimination done by the Police. This is For the U.S. Involvement in Israel and the Gaza Massacre which has claimed over 300 lives. Mass Mobilization In Los Angeles On Obama's Inauguration 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles-Also Known As Los Angeles City Hall. This is a Call out for all those out there fed up with the U.S. government. Their Abuse of the Economic Crisis among the American People and the Global Community. For the Continuous Murders committed by the LAPD and Surrounding Police Authorities and the Constant Racial Profiling and Discrimination done by the Police. This is For the U.S. Involvement in Israel and the Gaza Massacre which has claimed over 300 lives. So! A Call out to all, passionate, hopeless romantics, to all families who struggle, to all races, ethinicities, genders, Homosexuals Bisexuals, Transgendered, to all anarchists and marxists, democrats and republicans, to all those who are unhappy with the current state of the world. Lets Make Obama, the United States, and the Rest of the world Know that We Arent going to Stand for the Oppression the U.S. Government, Police,and Other Governing Bodies Commit.

1/9: Palestine Watch: Israeli War on Gaza Continues Despite UN Truce Call (tags)

Latest Updates from Israel Invade Gaza: Israeli War and Massacre on Gaza Continues Despite UN Truce Call, Senate Pass Pro-Israel Legislation!

On the Gaza Conflict (tags)

Israel’s claims of self-defense are clearly refuted by the disproportionate consequences of its aggression. With the death toll rising to 599, including 133 children, 33 women, and 6 medics, Israel can no longer hide the fact that its actions are tantamount to genocide, as Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territories, has pointed out.

US-RP BALIKATAN IN BICOL (tags)

LEGAZPI CITY—The AJLPP sources learned today that RP-US War Exercise BALIKATAN is underway in Bicol region, southern Luzon, Philippines. Bicol is one of the hot spot of NPA insurgency since 1972. Proof of this, according to Capt. Kelly Schmader, commander of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment, are the 2009 RP-US Balikatan military exercises that will be held in three Bicol provinces—Albay, Masbate and Sorsogon—in April.

AJLPP Year End Report, 2008 (tags)

The year 2008 started with a flurry of activities with the anti-war movement marking the 5th year of the US-occupation of Iraq and the War Against Terror and ended with a militant rallies at the Israeli Consulate against the siege and bombing of Gaza on Dec. 30,2008. As an opening salvo, the AJLPP participated in the first ever Women’s March Against the War in Los Angeles led by the GABNET of t