fix articles 3006, barack obama
How the World Heads for the Next Crash (tags)
Governments secure the money of the rich. State debts have grown in nearly all countries of the world since 2010. Ten years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, the economy is again in a standstill or mired in crisis. Trump wants to cancel the recent bank regulations and cut corp taxes.
A Generation is Lost (tags)
Thousands upon thousands of researchers demonstrate for the freedom of science and research funding. Public policy isn't a wrecking-ball or a sledgehammer. Democracy isn't following autocratic orders without compromise, negotiations and countermeasures
The Lie of the Civilized Western World (tags)
"Terrorism is the war of the poor and war is the terrorism of the rich," Peter Ustinov said and thereby contradicted the media picture "we," the West who had to resist after being attacked without reason by barbarians. The so-called western values seem to be military values.
Please Say No To Serially Executing Neal Gorsuch (tags)
May the US join the civilized 81% of the world which murders no prisoners
IG Leaflet: LET THEM IN! (tags)
No Ban, No Wall – Full Citizenship Rights for All! Smash Racist Ban on Muslims, Refugees
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
Trump and the Hospice of Hope (tags)
That the political culture in the US could wash up a television star and notorious racist to the top of the country was not entirely bizarre. Voter turnout in the US was always low. Politico.com lists the names of all 538 electors who vote on Dec 19. If 37 change their minds, Trump could be blocked.
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.
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
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.
Clinton beginning informal talks with congressional Republicans (tags)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has begun back-channel discussions with congressional Republican leaders over the shape of a Clinton administration, according to several media reports Monday
Philippines: The Punisher's dirty war on drugs (tags)
He’s been called a demagogue with a foul mouth backed up by bare-knuckle populism. But Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, aka “the Punisher”, has also embarked on a brutal drug war that is drawing international condemnation. Foreign Editor David Pratt reports.
How To Contact The 544 Unelected Superdelegates Pledged To Clinton (tags)
7 more weeks remain to prevent a woman more hawkish than Obama from becoming the Democratic nominee
28 Reasons To Defeat Jeb Bush's Presidential Ambitions (tags)
Jeb Bush: 11 of 28 reasons to vote against yet another Bush 1. cocreator of 2 wars and promoter of 3 current wars 2. wants Guantanamo kept open 3. thief of the 2000 presidential election through acts of treason 4. executioner of 21 5. advocate of fracking, offshore drilling, the Keystone Pipeline 6. has offshore private equity firm 7. advocate of waterboarding 8. George Bush's presidential advisers are now Jeb's 9. supporter of eminent domain to seize private land for oil 10.supporter of the Patriot Act and NSA mass surveillance 11.a history of privatization
Let’s get One Million tweets for Oscar! (tags)
As Oscar López Rivera approaches his 73rd birthday on January 6, 2016 the National Puerto Rican Agenda and National Boricua Human Rights Network are launching a social media campaign (Twitter and Facebook) calling for his release.
Help Me Ronda! “Billionaires For Bernie”: Why Sanders Needs an Independent SuperPAC (tags)
JFK Said: "Things Do Not Happen. Things Are Made to Happen." In 2015-2016, LIBERAL Billionaires Such as Ronda Stryker, Nick Hanauer, and Ted Turner (To Name a Few) Can Help Elect Bernie Sanders President by Giving His Supporters Fundraising and Spending Near-Parity With Hillary Clinton's $1 Billion.
Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! (tags)
How scandalous that communities and states should lose sovereignty to corporations! In the TTIP, corporations can sue states for lost profits. Public interest legislation can be called a trade barrier or indirect expropriation.
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.
Fight Back! News Activism (tags)
The Shortwave Report 03/20/15 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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.
Poroshenko Prepares for More War (tags)
Netanyahu at AIPAC (tags)
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
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
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.
Stop the TTIP! (tags)
The European Commission suspended the secret TTIP negotiations for four months to get citizen consultation on the Investor-State-Dispute SettlementThis proposed parallel system with 3-person courts of arbitration allows corporations to sue for lost profits. Decisions are irrevocable.
US & EU 'govt' & 'news' media Aleppo war propaganda debunked as criminal legal nihilism (tags)
The entire spectrum of US & EU government propaganda machine pointedly avoids the self evident fact that Hezbollah, and the Syrian and Iranian governments are the only axis of any kind of actual resistance across the Middle East to the legal nihilism of Genocidal US & EU ‘governments’.
How Obama's Rumors About Pres. Al-Assad Led to ISIS Growth (tags)
Since the beginning of the Syrian coup against Pres. Bashar Al-Assad the growth of fundamentalist terrorists in ISIS has grown exponentially in power every month. The seeds of the rebellion against the legitimate president of Syria originate in the rumor mill of the U.S. military-industrial complex under the reigns of one Barack Obama.
Obama Wants Regime Change in Russia (tags)
Scotland's Referendum: Fair or Foul Play? (tags)
Russell Tribunal on Ukraine (tags)
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.
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.
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).
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.
Cold War 2.0 (tags)
NATO Plans Global Dominance (tags)
Obama is no FDR; We're No Mass Movement (tags)
Les Leopold is the author of The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance destroyed our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity, and What We Can Do About It  Chelsea Green Publishing, June 2009.
Evidence Shows Kiev Putschists Recruited Euromaidan Snipers (tags)
Kerry Backs Keystone XL Pipeline (tags)
Reactions to Obama's NSA Address (tags)
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."
Beltway Bandit Named Senior Obama Adviser (tags)
TPP Protesters Greet President Obama in Beverly Hills — in Pictures (tags)
[This is a subset of the full article, which was posted to LA Progressive. http://www.laprogressive.com/tpp-protesters-obama/ ]
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.
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..
Movie Review: Dirty Wars (tags)
Jeremy Scahill, reporter for such outlets as The Nation and Democracy Now, has come out with the most hard hitting documentary of recent years entitled, “Dirty Wars.” He takes us around the globe from Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia documenting the crimes of U.S imperialistic foreign policy in tragic detail.
Rogue State America (tags)
No Change in Obama's War Plans (tags)
Impeach Obama Now! (tags)
Britain, France, Germany and Israel Lie for Obama (tags)
Obama's Cruise Missile Diplomacy (tags)
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.
Creative Destruction (tags)
The exodus from the casino capitalism producing ever faster and ever deeper crises cannot succeed without a broad and powerful democratic base. Parliamentary democracy is urged to finally take up the struggle around the primacy of politics
Santa Ana Police Department: taking payoffs to jail the innocent (tags)
In Santa Ana, real criminals never need fear arrest as police get $ to arrest law-abiding fathers, brothers, sisters, and children who have committed no crime except for failing to have their proof of citizenship. Do you have yours?
The SF LGBT Pride Committee Has Nothing to Be Proud of Over Bradley Manning (tags)
Glenn Greenwald’s article in The Guardian titled “Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced” (4/27/13) has internationally publicized the cowardly decision of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee to rescind its election of political prisoner U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal of the annual Gay Pride Parade. Manning is the gay service member charged with giving WikiLeaks thousands of classified documents exposing U.S. atrocities in Iraq, along with other materials.
US False Flag Pretext for War on Syria (tags)
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.
Social security cuts: Work until you drop (tags)
We have something here bigger than Barack Obama and whatever character flaws he might be perceived as possessing. Austerity is a bipartisan project.
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.
"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.
Penny Pritzker: Obama's Likely Commerce Secretary Choice (tags)
A Government to be Feared (tags)
A Government to be Feared
Israel's War Criminal of the Year Award (tags)
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
Laura Chick Identified as Potential Player In Financial Scheme Known as CaliforniaALL (tags)
A former Los Angeles City Controller associated with the California Democratic Party is now embroiled in a controversy dealing with the alleged embezzlement of public funds through and by means of fraud
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?
Sacramento Developer with Ties to UC Davis MIND Institute Embroiled in New Controversy (tags)
Sacramento real estate developer once accused of defrauding an Indian tribe out of millions of dollars while conspiring with the tribe's attorney (Howard Dickstein), is now embroiled in a separate controversy dealing with the alleged embezzlement of public funds
Liberals Are Being Dishonest On Gun Control (tags)
There are few things more dangerous to a nation’s citizenry than when its leaders decide to turn on their own or selected groupings of their own people. Tyrants should be feared far more than various types of weapons—especially when tyrants have no restrictions on their selection of weapons. The progressive idea of the 2nd Amendment was a notion that common people should have the right to defend themselves against tyrannical governments (including and especially their own who could turn on them). THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND ITS CURRENT DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL DOES NOT WARRANT TRUST ENOUGH FOR THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY TO HANDOVER GUNS TO THIS CORRUPTED STATUS QUO.
Please Expunge Your "Kill List" President Barack Obama! (tags)
Boys will be boys, but don't you think President Barack Obama has gone too far with his Boy Toys by creating a "Kill List"? Please sign the White House petition to protect children from White House, Commander in Chief, computer controlled Drone Strikes http://wh.gov/UKpQ
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!
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"?
New issue of The Internationalist is out (tags)
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Israel's Man at State (tags)
Proposition 8, DoMA and the Supreme Court (tags)
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage passed by California voters in November 2008, and also the provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA) that defines marriage under federal law as only between one man and one woman. But the current Right-wing Court is likely to uphold Prop. 8 as constitutional and leave the battle for marriage equality to state-by-state political and social campaigns.
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.
A Pretty Good Election, but the Right Still Rules (tags)
The November 6, 2012 election turned out fairly well for progressives — from Barack Obama retaining the presidency to a true Left-wing Democrat like Bob Filner winning for Mayor of San Diego — but the Right is still strong. The issue agendas and terms of discussion continue to be dictated by an increasingly militant Right wing and America's pathetic, ill-organized remnant of a Left no longer has the power to put pressure on the political system for progressive reforms the way it did in the 1890's, 1930's and 1960's.
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,
Struggle over Neoliberal Ideology (tags)
Tax cuts for the rich do not lead to economic growth or lower unemployment. Profits soar while wages have stagnated for 30 years. Lower taxes and lower wages mean lower demand and lower employment. FDR created 4 million jobs in 1934, built 650,000 public buildings and 1700 bridges.
The Cup (R)money passes us (tags)
Remember the neoliberalism of Reaganomics was an ideology that is carried out from America in Germany-with all its consequences from deregulation of the banking sector and the labor market and the change from the market economy to market society up to rule of the financial sector.
Call it as it is (tags)
Now is the time to see that most of our problems are the result of the insatiable greed of the very few. And to say so, clearly and repeatedly. It’s the only way to start changing towards reality
The Shortwave Report 11/9/12 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and the Voice of Russia.
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.
The Generational Contract is not the Problem (tags)
The battle is between poor and rich, not young against old. In Germany, the political reforms of the past twelve years r4elieved the wealthy and employers. The top tax rate and corporation taxes were lowered. Then the low-wage sector was developed.
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!
Pressure Building for More Middle East War (tags)
11 years since 9/11 Inside Job (tags)
As we commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 Inside Job, the 9/11 Truth Movement is bigger and better than ever, with the movie of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, "9/11 Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out" shown on PBS and now going viral, so that the belief in science, which means knowledge, is affirmed in this society. Much work remains to be done.
Wilson Sonsini's Larry Sonsini Asked to Investigate US Ambassador to Japan John Roos (tags)
The request comes amidst revelations that in 2007-2008, OBAMA FOR AMERICA operatives John Roos and Mark Parnes of Wilson Sonsini participated in what appears to be a sophisticated financial scheme to misuse the California Bar Foundation and non-profit entity CaliforniaALL
CAIR: Record Number of Muslim Delegates at DNC (tags)
CAIR: Record Number of Muslim Delegates at DNC
Southern California Edison Refusal To Disclose Contributions Prompts Complaint to IRS (tags)
In a letter dated August 30, 2012, Edison (through their senior attorney Allan D. Johnson) informed me that they will not comply with the request. Edison wrote: “EIX and SCE are unaware of any authority that would obligate them to produce these documents to you.” Furthermore, Edison also wrote: “Neither EIX nor SCE plan to take any further action in response to your request.”
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.
GLP Expands Safety Net from Soc Sec & Public Assistance in Times of Economic Uncertainty (tags)
While the establishment Republicans and Democrats are dependent on corporations for lobbyist funding and thus return the favor by rewarding corporations with taxpayer subsidies, the Green Liberty Party is immune to the disease of corporate dependency.
For president - vote 'none of the above' (tags)
If ever there was a need to have Montgomery "Monty" Brewster on a ballot, the 2012 presidential election would be the perfect time.
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.
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 !
“Severely Conservative” (tags)
Mitt Romney's remark last February that he was a "severely conservative" governor of Massachusetts highlighted the love of discipline that holds the radical Right in general and the Republican Party in particular and reconciles their rejection of a role for government in the economy with their insistence that government aggressively enforce "traditional moral values."
Lynch Law U.S.A.: State Defends Murderer of Trayvon Martin (tags)
Outrage over the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin compounds daily as the killer remains free, facing no criminal charges for gunning down the unarmed black youth from Miami Gardens, Florida. On February 26, George Zimmerman, a white self-appointed captain of a "neighborhood watch" team in a gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford, shot Martin, a black high-school student, who was returning to the home in the development where he and his father were staying. Police and local prosecutors never charged Zimmerman and accepted his cynical claim that he shot the unarmed youth in "self-defense." Thousands have demonstrated around the country, particularly after police tapes of 911 calls by Zimmerman were released, showing that he was stalking Martin. But the main thrust of liberals is to divert the protests into a movement for gun control laws and to get rid of "Stand Your Ground" laws such as Florida's which make it legal to shoot in self-defense. The ruling-class response deliberately tries to obscure the key fact that this was racist murder. Trayvon Martin was killed for the "crime" of "walking while black."
Real Thoughts on Fake Lives (tags)
I wondered about those who intentionally live someone else’s life and headed to the 2012 Celebrity Impersonator Convention and Awards in Las Vegas. I wanted to know how “Sean Connery” and “Johnny Cash” felt about being Sean Connery and Johnny Cash. Could they retain a sense of self while playing 007 or a boy named Sue?
Khamenei 3 x Netanyahu 0 (tags)
To laugh a lot of bellicose irrationality of the fucking Israelis.
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.
LAPD's High-Tech "War Room" (tags)
The LAPD is fighting crime from a high-tech war room that gives it eyes all over the city. The surveillance hub is now a model for police forces around the world and KCAL9 got an exclusive tour inside from Chief Charlie Beck.
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.
Black America Paralyzed, Powerless, Irrelevant: Year 4 of the Obama Era (tags)
Black America Still Paralyzed, Powerless, Irrelevant: Year 4 of the Obama Era
Occupy War - Stay After the Rose Parade to Hear Cindy Sheehan Speak (tags)
Looking forward to Monday's occupy event at the Rose Parade, focusing on Cindy Sheehan's speech. Argues the wars should be a top priority of the Occupy movement. Provides information about participating in the Occupy LA contingent for the parade.
Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast! (tags)
Following the nationally-coordinated police evictions last month of Occupy Wall Street and encampments across the country, on December 12 the Occupiers struck back. Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego. Despite a barrage of hostile propaganda in the media, opposition from union bureaucrats and heavy police repression in some places, overall the blockade was successful -- this time. The blockade was called in solidarity with longshore workers fighting a union-busting assault in Longview, Washington and port truckers seeking union recognition in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This support should have been greeted. But now the class war on the West Coast docks is coming to a head, and it can't be waged from the outside. Bay Area labor has called for a caravan to Longview. The goal should be a real occupation of the terminal by the workers to prevent the loading of the scab cargo. Longshore militants have called on the longshore unions to shut down every port on the West Coast, and the East and Gulf Coasts, to smash EGT's union-busting. Can it be done? Yes, but only though sharp struggle against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy.
The Way She Sees It: Jamala Rogers in San Diego (tags)
Jamala Rogers, columnist for the African-American weekly St. Louis American since 1994 and co-chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote her book, "The Best of 'The Way I See It,'" a compilation of her columns. Among them are a ringing defense of Queer rights and a series denouncing the government response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath as anti-Black genocide.
Killing Gaddafi: Longstanding US Policy (tags)
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.
Get Mayor Phil Gordon a BJ, get lots of money? (tags)
Sure prostitution is illegal. But if you give Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon a blow job, there will be big money in it for you. Well at least if you are Elissa Mullany.
International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier (tags)
International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier: Clemency Now! The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee calls on supporters worldwide to protest against the injustice suffered by Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier. Gather on February 4, 2012, at every federal court house and U.S. embassy or consulate worldwide to demand the freedom of a man wrongfully convicted and illegal imprisoned for 36 years!
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.
Michele Bachmann: Way Out There in the Blue (tags)
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 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.
COAB X AMERICANISM (tags)
Mission: to combat the Americanism in Brazil.
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."
March 19 Anti-War Protesters Target Obama (tags)
The annual anti-war demonstration sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice (SDCPJ) in mid-March had a markedly different tone this year from the actions in 2009 and 2010. Then the protesters and rally speakers had soft-pedaled criticism of President Obama, still holding out hope that he would fulfill his campaign promise to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and would come to realize that the war in Afghanistan — already America’s longest-lasting combat — was unwinnable and would withdraw there, too. Instead, Obama chose the eighth anniversary of former President George W. Bush’s attack on Iraq to launch U.S. air raids on Libya, thereby getting us involved in a third war against a Muslim country — and one young man at the rally summed up the attitude of most of the 300 people there by wearing a T-shirt with the famous Shepard Fairey image of Obama, and under it the words “War Criminal.”
Brazil welcomes Obama with 13 political prisoners (tags)
The arrival of Barack Obama in Brazil was marked by the illegal (and political) arrest of 13 Brazilian citizens who were protesting against the presence of the North American president in the country.
Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now! (tags)
A law challenging the very existence unions of government workers has just been rammed through the legislature in Wisconsin. In addition, wages have been slashed by up to 10 percent to make up for cuts to health insurance and pensions. The labor movement and workers nationwide and internationally are vividly aware of the stakes. There has been a lot of talk in the last three weeks about a general strike. The Wisconsin South Central Labor Federation even voted to authorize one. But now that the moment of truth has arrived, the union bureaucrats have gotten cold feet. They are doing everything to prevent strike action and instead to divert anger at this vicious law into a drive to recall Republican senators, to be replaced by Democrats, whose “alternative” budget bill would also have drastically slashed wages and benefits. There should be no delay: this is the hour for powerful labor action. A general strike is needed to shut down Wisconsin now!
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"
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.
Being Republican is to Rob from Everyone (tags)
Who would truly vote for such treasons if they knew the truth that we will not remain silent?
Democrat Obama Chooses anti-union, anti-gay Charlotte NC for 2012 convention (tags)
In choosing Charlotte, North Carolina to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, President Obama selected a city with no unionized hotels, a non-union convention center, and the least union membership of the four options. AND Charlotte is not a friendly place for LGBT people.
Psychology and the Shrinking of America (tags)
Psychology and the Shrinking of America
Church Program Honors Southern Poverty Law Center (tags)
Though the guest of honor, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) director Morris Dees, didn't show up — his mother-in-law was terminally ill and he canceled with less than a day’s notice — the September 22 program honoring the Center went on anyway, with the group’s president, Richard Cohen, the main attraction. Cohen and other SPLC staff members discussed the group’s history, its spectacular lawsuits holding the Ku Klux Klan and other white-supremacist organizations responsible for the deaths of people of color, and the links between the ultra-radical Right and the supposedly “respectable” Tea Party.
STOLEN BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE TARP BAILOUT $$ HAVE DESTROYED OUR AMERICAN ELECTIVE PROCE$$ .. (tags)
AMERICAN TAXPAYING VOTERS DESERVE MUCH BETTER FROM OUR 5 CONSERVATIVE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, 3 REPUBLICAN FEC MEMBERS & ALL OUR REPUBLICAN U.S.CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS THAT FAILED TO VOTE AGAINST TARP BAILOUT FUNDING CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION THAT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS OBVIOUS DESTRUCTION OF ALL OUR FUTURE AMERICAN ELECTION$$$$$....
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.
Green U.S. Senate Candidate Warns Immigrant Rights Supporters to 'Beware of the Democrats' (tags)
"Last year, President Obama appointed Janet Napolitano to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. When Napolitano was Democratic Governor of Arizona, she was a close ally of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and lobbied the Bush administration on his behalf to give his army of deputies the power to arrest undocumented workers under provisions of 287(g).
Destroy Talk Radio and Fox News! (tags)
In order to reverse the seemingly inexorable march of American political and popular opinion to the Right, progressives and the Left in general MUST confront the power of talk radio and Fox News as Right-wing propaganda outlets that are brainwashing millions of Americans. This article, published as the editorial in the September 2010 Zenger's Newsmagazine, calls for a worldwide boycott of advertisers on talk radio and Fox News until the shareholders and managers of these corporations realize that their subsidy of Right-wing nutcase politics is going to hurt their bottom lines.
“Equality Nine” Marriage Rights Demonstrators to be Arraigned Sept. 30 (tags)
The “Equality Nine” — Michael Anderson, Brian Baumgardner, Sean Bohac, Felicity Bradley, Kelsey Hoffman, Mike Kennedy, Zakiya Khabir, Chuck Stemke, and Cecile Veillard — are activists with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) who were arrested at a sit-in outside the San Diego County Clerk's office August 19. They're scheduled for arraignment at the San Diego County Courthouse, 220 West Broadway downtown, Thursday, September 30, and they want supporters to come to the plaza outside the courthouse at noon that day to show support.
Prostitution Ads on Craigslist and Moral Majority Matters (tags)
Why does society call it “adult” if adults don’t have the right to freedom and liberty in the first place? Why does any government think it has a right to “dictate” morality to the American people and treat them like they are eternal adolescents? This zealous effort on the part of government employees and law enforcement is a thinly disguised attempt to dictate more oppressive “Judeo-Christian” morality in our country that is supposed to have a separation of church and state Unfortunately plenty of people still live with the “scourge” mentality that sexual pleasure and the reality of lust is somehow sinful and evil.
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.”
The Charade Exposed: Latest Israeli No Peace/Peace Talks for September (tags)
Israel wants conflict, not peace
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.
Obama's Gulf Swim Was Fake (tags)
Another Obama lie
Protest Obama in LA this Monday 16th & Tuseday 17th (tags)
PROTEST OBAMA! This Monday 08/16/2010 - 5:00pm Hancock Park area : Protest the war(s), the militarization of the border with Mexico, the continuation of BuSh programs: torture, domestic spying, etc.
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 !
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."
America - The Hidden Treasure (tags)
Number 1 on Googlism http://www.googlism.com/who_is/b/bush/ "Bush is the antichrist" AJ 'Bush is just a puppet. Next caller..' Dr Ricki Ott (Toxicologist) A message to BP workers and residents in the Gulf http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1134872/pg1 BP KILLS. Do Americans care enough to forward a concern for Justice lacking in our names left forsaken here?
TEXAS CITY EXPOSES BP EXPLOSIONS (tags)
"See, rather than tell the truth about what's happening in the Gulf, BP has resorted to police state tactics to threaten the media and intimidate journalists, threatening them with arrest, detainment and felony crimes if they get close enough to snap photos of what's really going on in the Gulf Coast."
Barack Obama: Liar, Warlord and Corporate Shill (tags)
another shameless public betrayal
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
Napolitano en Claremont (tags)
Domingo, 16 de mayo 2010
CLAREMONT, California - La llegada de la Secretaria de Seguridad Interna y ex-gobernadora de Arizona, Janet Napolitano, a esta comunidad del extremo oriente del condado de Los Ángeles provocó una marcha y manifestación de alrededor de 300 personas en denuncia a las políticas de las agencias migratorias, las cuales conforman departamentos del ministerio que encabeza.
Read this article in English: Napolitano in Claremont
Using Alleged Terrorism to Escalate Wars and Homeland Repression (tags)
NY bomb incident may unleash a wave of homeland repression
Mayday March & Rally for Immigrant Rights / Downtown LA (tags)
LA March to ensure Rights of Immigrants in LA and all across America (article as it appears in the Los Angeles Free Press, www.losangelesfreepress.com)
Vancouver Libertarian Paul Geddes brings CIA racist stock money launderers to Canada (tags)
Aren't you as a Canadian capable of creating your own political party that at least has no ties to stock fraud,money laundering gold and mortgage scams of the U.S.Libertarian Party and Republican 'libertarian-in-chief' Ron Paul with his criminal ties to James Dale Davidson's,Lord William Rees-Mogg's and ex CIA 'economist' Mark Skousen's Agora Inc crime family ?!
Never Turn Back: SNCC's 50th and the Ongoing Battle for Democracy (tags)
Full and firsthand report on the SNCC 50th Anniversary Gathering in Raleigh, NC, April 15-18 .
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."
Latest Pedophelia Scandal Rocks the Vatican (tags)
The latest scandal has longstanding roots
“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.
Los Angeles Stages Protests Marking Seven Years of American War (tags)
Hollywood and Vine Hosts Antiwar Protests on The Seventh Anniversary of The American Iraqi Invasion. (Photo Set 1 of 1)
Permanent Aggression, War on the horizon in Latin America (tags)
"A military conflict is not initiated from one day to the next. It’s a process that involves first influencing public perception and opinion – demonizing the target leader or government in order to justify aggression. Subsequently, armed forces are strategically deployed in the region in order to guarantee an effective military action. Tactics, such as subversion and counterinsurgency, are utilized in order to debilitate and destabilize the target nation from within, increasing its vulnerability and weakening its defenses. This plan has been active against Venezuela for several years. The consolidation of regional unity and Latin American integration threatens US possibilities of regaining domination and control in the hemisphere. And the advances of the Bolivarian Revolution have impeded its “self-destruction”, provoked by internal subversion funded and directed by US agencies. However, the Empire will not cease its attempts to achieve its final objective, and a potential military conflict in the region remains on the horizon." "The time to defend Venezuela is now. The empire is preparing to destroy this beacon of hope. Certain nations have the potential to lead the world away from destruction. Venezuela with it’s progressive leadership, a well mobilized working class, and other “conscious” sectors, in addition to abundant natural wealth which includes oil, can any one doubt what U.S. planners are preparing? No serious person who wishes to help preserve our world can deny her need to take this stand and become involved in this work. You out there who were involved in the Central American solidarity actions are called upon again now. Your efforts then in the face of the empire helped make this day possible. We did not save the world then. We helped keep it alive. We should rejoin the effort now. How beautiful the outcome may be this time."
“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!
Fernando Lugo: El gobierno de Obama ya tiene cura (tags)
¿Quién puede confiar en un cura con hijos?
March 4 Socialist Program to Defend Education (tags)
On March 4, students and workers throughout California and the US will demonstrate against the attack on public education and increases in tuition that are making a college education unaffordable for the majority of working class youth.
American Genocides: Is Haiti Next? (tags)
Planned genocide may now be ongoing
Ten Years After Seattle (tags)
We must develop a new strategy for the movement. Neoliberal policy destroys the idea of the public. Neoliberalism privatizes and instrumentalizes production, communication, language and emotions. We should prepare for a long phase of barbarism and violence.
Israeli Occupation Supportive Companies to Boycott (tags)
Supporting BDS essential
Demo for Mumia Wed 01-20, 5 PM downtown LA fed bldg (tags)
The previously called demonstration to save Mumia's life and free him will take place Wed Jan 20 at 5 PM outside the downtown LA federal building on Los Angeles Street (corner Temple). Be there ane let people know. Other info below from Mumia's lawyer:
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.
Reform: The Making of a Philippine Presidential Campaign (tags)
There is real possibility for a significant leap in the reform process in the Philippines after the 2010 elections. If, as seems likely at this time, Noynoy Aquino wins the presidency, a number of converging developments could produce the conditions necessary for change. The first is Noynoy himself, who has successfully embodied the political legacy of his mother Cory, and his father Ninoy. This, in turn, has introduced a new dimension of enthusiastic voluntarism to the election campaign. Finally, the people running Noynoy’s campaign constitute the leading core of an enlarged reform constituency.
Ben Carnes on the film "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier" (tags)
In advance of his appearance this week at an L.A. screening of "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier," Ben Carnes of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee discussed that film, Leonard Peltier, and a variety of other Native American issues.
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.
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.
Queer Democrats Endorse Saldaña, Take No Position on County Term Limits (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club endorsed Assemblymember Lori Saldaña for County Supervisor but failed to take a position on whether to impose term limits on the Board of Supervisors. Supporters of the term-limit initiative, being sponsored by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), said the five Republican incumbents on the board are so entrenched only limiting their future terms will get them out. Opponents said that Democrats have historically opposed term limits and if they supported them for the Republican-dominated Board of Supervisors, they'd be perceived as hypocrites the next time they try to ease-them for the Democratic-controlled state legislature.
Targeting Muslim Charities in America (tags)
the face of a police state
CUBANUESTRA. LA KAKISTOCRACIA DE FERNANDO LUGO (tags)
CUBANUESTRA. LA KAKISTOCRACIA DE FERNANDO LUGO
MESSAGE TO NEW YORK TIMES (tags)
Journalist that speaks that likes deserves to listen what doesn't want.
Fort Hood Tragedy Sparks Islamophobic Response (tags)
shameful media response
Paid Lying: What Passes for Major Media Journalism (tags)
state of today's major media
Behind the "debate" over Afghanistan (tags)
October 7 marked the eighth year of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, making it one of the longest wars in U.S. history, and the end is nowhere in sight. Instead, today the imperialists are facing mounting difficulties and staring into the abyss of possible defeat.
Chavez’s Lines: ¡¡Viva El Che!! (tags)
"As I write today Saturday, in the early hours of the morning I receive fresh news about the evolution of the crisis: “According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the economic crisis pushed 61 million people into unemployment in 2009, and the world there are now 241 million unemployed workers, the largest number of unemployed persons in history.” (IAR Noticias) “It is expected that the number of poor people [in the U.S.], will grow to 90 million by 2010, while at least 59 million will join the ranks of the unemployed, as stated by the Central Bank president Robert Zoellick.” (IPS) There's nothing coincidental that Venezuela is one of four countries in the world that advanced four positions in terms of Human Development Index according to the United Nations Human Development Report 2009. And it is no coincidence that, according to the report, we are the country with the best distribution of income across Our America, that is, with the best rate, to use Bolivar’s term, of established and practiced equality."
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]
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.
Marriage Equality Follies (tags)
The split between California's two leading statewide Queer equality groups, the Courage Campaign and Equality California, over whether to seek the repeal of the anti-marriage Proposition 8 in 2010 or 2012 is criminally stupid and a disaster for the Queer community. The Courage Campaign is energetically moving to create “facts on the ground” to force the rest of the community to join it in a premature push for a 2010 ballot initiative that will almost certainly lose. A later initiative would give the community more time to organize and build support — but a unified effort for 2010 would be better than a continued division that might produce not one, but two, losing initiative campaigns.
Law School Discusses Medical Marijuana in Wake of County Raids (tags)
One week after San Diego police officers, sheriff’s deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents raided 14 medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego County, the National Lawyers’ Guild chapters of California Western and Thomas Jefferson Schools of Law held a forum on the medical marijuana issue at Cal Western. Among the speakers were Gerald Singleton, attorney representing many of the people arrested in these and previous raids against medical marijuana providers; Dion Markgraaf, local activist who's been prosecuted four times for helping medical users obtain marijuana; and Alex Kreit, attorney and law professor who's been involved in medical marijuana issues. They particularly discussed the hard line against medical marijuana taken by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and attorney general Bonnie Dumanis.
Rally for Leonard Peltier (tags)
“I am Barack Obama's political prisoner now.” -- Leonard Peltier, September 11, 2009
Triumph of the Right? (tags)
Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.
America's Tortured Past (tags)
America's sordid legacy
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."
Nader Was Right: Liberals Are Going Nowhere With Obama (tags)
Liberals once again were fooled by "lesser evilism" tactics of the Democrats, many devoted much time and energy to elect Obama, yet only receive more of the same as their reward. Our only changes are military use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on prisoners instead of torture, under Obama the only change we will get in reality is a well spoken war criminal instead of a war criminal that speaks jibberish! Think Obama will allow for any domestic or international war crime trial of his predecessor?? Forget about it!! More of the same!!
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.
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
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.
Pagpalalaya kay Vagni, Pasikat ni Gloria; Itigl ang Gyera sa Mindanao (tags)
" Pag-gusto, magagawan ng paraan, pag-ayaw-maraming dahilan." Hindi naman pagtakhan ang mabilis na pagpapalaya sa diumano ay hostage ng mga bandidong Abu-Sayff kay Eugenio Vagni ng ICRC sa Sulu kahapon, Hulyo 11. Ang bihag na myembro ng Red Cross ay hostage ng mga rebelde sa loob ng mahigit na anim na buwan. Ang Sulu at karating nito ang diin ng Exercise Balikatan ng US at RP ganoon din ng malawakang anti-teroristang operasyon mula pa noong 2002. Para sa Pesante-USA, grupong pangkarapatang pantao at suporta sa magsasakang Pilipino sa US - ang pagkakapalaya kay Vagni ay pagpapasikat ng rehimeng US-Arroyo sa pagbisita ng CIA Chief Leon Panetta sa Maynila ngayong linggo. Hindi na mahalaga kung nagbayad sila ng milyon o anuman. Ngunit malinaw ang sabwatan ng AFP at ng mga grupong ito na nangugulo sa Mindanao.
Obama, Ghana, and African oil (tags)
Barack Obama's visit to Ghana is, most fundamentally, about West African oil and natural gas, and control of the corridors for transporting it through the Gulf of Guinea, on the West African Coast.
The Zombies Play On (tags)
"Tim Geithner made clear the US government does not plan any breach with disaster capitalism....No wonder Wall Street cheers. New life is breathed into speculation at state expense with junk securities.."
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.
SAME Meeting Challenges Queer Establishment, Democratic Party (tags)
The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) hosted a meeting at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center June 23 that was billed as a response to Proposition 8 and a discussion of the future of marriage equality in California — but it also turned into a radical response to the Queer establishment in general and the Courage Campaign in particular. Lesbian activist Robin Tyler, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the suit that briefly won marriage rights for same-sex couples in California, criticized the strategies and tactics of the Courage Campaign and denounced the Democratic party as having screwed over Queer people for 35 to 40 years, She called for the Queer community to cut ties with the Democrats once and for all.
Murdering Cop to Face Murder Charges… The Struggle Continues (tags)
Six months after the killing of Oscar Grant, on June 4, Judge C. Don Clay ruled, after a preliminary hearing, that former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop Johannes Mehserle will go to trial for murder. This ruling sets the stage, and new stakes, for the battle for justice for Oscar Grant. And the twists and turns of this case as it heads into trial need to be closely watched. People need to continue to speak out, resist and bring the truth about this murder, part of a nationwide epidemic of police murder, to the world.
Obama Needs a Bug Vacuum (tags)
There is a better way to deal with insects. Various companies make a science toy called the Bug Vacuum. (The one I've been using is made by a company called Summit, which I bought at a school supply store .) It sucks insects into a transparent holding area so that children can study them and then turn them loose. However, for the last several years, I've been using it to catch bugs in my home and set them free outside.
Where Is LA’s ‘Secret Room’? (tags)
In 2005 the Electronic Frontier Foundation exposed the existence of a secret NSA spy room monitoring Internet activities in an AT&T facility in San Francsico. The EFF also found there was a Secret Room in LA. But where is it?
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: email@example.com
Queer Democrats Debate Proposition 8 Response (tags)
The wounds were still raw from the California Supreme Court decision upholding Proposition 8, the state’s voter-approved ban on marriage for same-sex couples, when the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club met May 28 and debated how the club should respond. The members heard from attorney Charlie Pratt, who had been at the sit-in at the County Administrative Center's marriage license bureau the day before and had been singled out for special harassment by police, and also discussed whether and when the Queer community should mount its own ballot initiative campaign to repeal Proposition 8.
Join us for the Employee Free Choice Act Big March on Senator Feinstein's L.A. Office (tags)
We need to tell Dianne Feinstein that working families need a real shot at bargaining for better wages that will help lift themselves out of this recession. She needs to support the Employee Free Choice Act.
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
The High Court Uphold Prop 8: ALL OUT TO THE STREETS! (tags)
t’s an outrage! Today, as expected the conservative California Supreme Court upheld the bigoted Prop. 8 in an overwhelming vote of 6-1. It dealt the LGBT community a judicial defeat but with a compromise that wishes to placate the community. It maintained that the 18,000 marriages remained untouched.
The Inland Empire Marches on May Day (tags)
Riverside, CA (May 1, 2009) – Twenty eight groups from all over the Inland Empire —immigrant rights groups, unions, workers, students, clergy, and human rights activists— united today to call for fair, comprehensive reform to end abuses against immigrants, workers, and their families. Students kicked off the march with a traditional ritual at UCR’s Bell Tower, and then joined supporters from Riverside and San Bernardino counties at Cesar Chavez Community Center to continue their journey to City Hall.
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.
Luchando para Recuperar El Primero de Mayo (tags)
Este Primero de Mayo, los desempleados, los destituidos y los inmigrantes llevaran sus demandas a las calles.
EMBAJADORA DE BARACK OBAMA EN ESCÁNDALO SEXUAL (tags)
La embajadora del presidente norteamericano Barack Obama también se encuentra en la tormenta de rumores sobre la activa vida sexual del obispo Fernando Lugo, con quien también se le adjudica un romance.
Carwash Campaign Highlights Success of Community-Labor Teamwork (tags)
by James Parks, copied from the AFL-CIO Blog.
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.
Earth Without Stocks (tags)
This struggle demands more than setting up wind turbines, buying more economical cars and rehabilitating houses. An historically unique pact is necessary between North and South, between industrial countries and threshold and developing countries.
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!
Mock Funeral Procession Remembers Military In Iraq (tags)
Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach Area Peace Network, Iraq Vets Against the War, Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War protest occupation in Seal Beach and Long Beach, California in symbolic funeral procession.
Obama administration backs immunity for author of Bush torture memos, Berkeley's John Yoo (tags)
In legal arguments before a federal court in San Francisco Friday, the Obama administration stepped in to defend one of most notorious figures in the Bush administration, John Yoo, author of legal memoranda used to justify torture and indefinite detention without trial as part of the "war on terror."
Putin and China: US Responsible in the Economic Crisis (tags)
Investment banks, the pride of Wall Street, have practically ceased to exist, Putin added. In only twelve months, their losses exceeded the profits of the past 25 years. Wen said the blind pursuit of profit led to the worst crisis since the Great Depression of 1929.
Kevin Rudd and Robert McClelland must address judicial corruption (tags)
This story is about systemic judicial corruption in the Queensland Court system and the governments dogged refusal to acknowledge and address the issues of corruption and lawlessness in Queensland, Prime Minister Rudd's home state.
Barack Obama Pirate Captain of Derivative TARP TANIC and Nuclear Iran (tags)
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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.
S.D. Cracks Down on Medical Pot as Feds Loosen Up (tags)
Don Duncan, California statewide director of the national medical-marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA), came to San Diego February 10 to tell local members that the outlook for medical marijuana is good. He pointed to a policy statement from a spokesperson for President Obama that said the federal government will stop using its police power to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. But that was cold comfort to many of the people in the room, especially those targeted by a flurry of raids in San Diego in the first week of February.
Bar Refaeli Copies Gisele Bundchen’s Pose and Pastes Tzipi Livni (tags)
The hard evidence.
Tarp Stimulus Banker Johns Save by Writing Off Kristin Davis Hookers (tags)
Some things never change.
A New Administration, Tired Old Policies (tags)
Counterproductive policies heading America for depression
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.
For Media, ‘Employee Free Choice Act' Promise Is One to Break (tags)
Corporate outlets suddenly discover ‘workers rights’ If corporate media really cared about workers rights, there probably would have been more than zero stories on those rights on the nightly broadcast news in the last year.And labor representatives would likely have provided more than the not quite 0.2 percent of nightly news sources found in a recent survey (Extra!, 5–6/02). Yet we are to believe that concern for workers rights drives some elite media to oppose the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).
Barack Obama and the Mass Transit Revolution (tags)
An analysis of how a Barack Obama presidency might affect the American society's greenhouse gas and petroleum reduction goals and the struggle to create a first rate mass transit system in Los Angeles and California. Written for both Los Angelenos and a global audience.
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.
Mexico To Become A Failed State (tags)
This is horrible news - the actual possibility of Mexico becoming an all out Failed State.
Los Angeles Activists Attend International Gathering (tags)
From January 31 to February 8, 2009, KPFK Reporter Margaret Prescod and local activists from the Global Women's Strike and Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike will be meeting in London with women from Bolivia, Canada, China, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Palestine, Peru, Scotland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, US, Venezuela, and Wales for an International Gathering of the Global Women's Strike and the International Women Count Network. See current schedule of events below. See current schedule of speakers below. To interview one of the speakers, contact womensstrike8m (at) server101 (dot) com.
Military-Industrial Recruitment Fair Infiltrated In Santa Barbara (tags)
UCSB students and community members use literature, nice clothes, fake names to interfere with military industrial recruiting of engineering students
Media Release: ELF Press Office Condemns FBI Hunt for Environmental Defenders (tags)
CALLS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT “OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY”
The Shortwave Report 01/23 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.
Why We Chained Ourselves to the Israeli Consulate (tags)
On January 14, 8 Jewish Angelenos — including us — chained themselves to the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard in protest of Israel's attacks on the people in Gaza.
OUR HOPES AND DREAMS; FIGHT RACISM AND STRUGGLE AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION! (tags)
On January 20,2009 a new President- An African American named Barack Obama will be inaugurated in Washington DC. To many, the dream that racism is no more is reality and the dreams of equality for all will be achieved. But not for the Filipino American community who still feel the fangs of racism at the hands the US Congress. On September 22, the US Congress House of Representatives passed the SB 1315 or the American Veterans Benefits Enhancement Bill, But they removed the whole section that pertains to Filipino World War II veterans. They excluded again the Filipinos, in a blatant act of racism in the law.
FILAMS HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING, WRITES OBAMA (tags)
Less than a hundred Filipino American composed of community leaders, Balitang America viewers and experts on the economy, immigration, and Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates held a year end-Community town hall meeting last December 10, 2008 and after a spirited discussion read a letter to be sent to the President –elect Barack Obama who will assume office on January 20, 2009.
1/3: Latest Updates from Israel Invade Gaza, Worldwide Protest Against Invasion (tags)
Latest Updates from Israel Invade Gaza: Worldwide Protest Against Israeli Invasion and Killing at Gaza
The State Invests and Memorandum 2008 (tags)
When the state invests, it ensures that the economy will grow faster tomorrow than today: new streets, better schools and new eco-techniques. In a few years we will all earn more. Even German bank president Axel Weber urges a state economic program.
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford Lauds D.C. Money Launderer James Dale Davidson ! (tags)
'But his( South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's)career took a dramatic turn after he heard James Dale Davidson, founder of the National Taxpayers Union, give what Sanford recalls as an "apocalyptic" speech about excessive government spending. Sanford decided to run for Congress, pledging to end the deficit, eschew pay hikes and serve only three terms.' - Dec 01, 2008 McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
JFAV SUPPORTS UHW (tags)
More than 300 UHW workers and allies rallied and picketted the SEIU International mock elections at the Radisson LAX Hotel last night Dec. 11 in Los Angeles. World War II veterans and leaders from JFAV and other community advocates from the Filipino American community joined the UHW rally. UHW president Sal Roselli reported that the UHW submitted more than 80,000 signatures to protest the mock elections. He said less than 10% voted. More than 40,000 protest signatures was earlier submitted to SEIU International against the elections.
Spreading the Wealth: A Review of Unjust Deserts (tags)
The foremost ethical question is, given that we owe most of our productivity to a common social inheritance, to what extent can we say that we have "earned" our personal wealth? There is a growing consensus in favor of a new robust public compact to regulate our shared conditions.
The Persecution of Syed Fahad Hashmi (tags)
Muslim persecution continues
Bank of America Forces Workers to Suffer (tags)
Bank of America, founded in California, has pressured Republic Windows to withhold paychecks from workers, AFTER gettinga 45 bil bailout from our taxes.
GABNet Demands Recognition of Widows', Relatives' sacrifice for War Vets (tags)
GABNet of the Mariposa Alliance applauds the determination of the widows, wives and relatives of Filipino World War II veterans to struggle against the official and legitimized racist discrimination embodied by the Rescission Act of 1946, as well as the sexism embodied by the removal of provisions for widows and relatives from the Filipino WWII Veterans Equity Bill. GABNet extends its support to AWARE, the Association of Widows and Relatives for Equality. GABNet holds that care and support for those who are mobilized for wars decided by governments should be a public, rather than a private, concern. It is ironic that the US government is always quick to provide funds for the reconstruction of buildings, roads, plants and factories but consistently stalls and delays when it comes to the rehabilitation of peoples. It was quick to provide war damages funds to the property owners of the Philippines, even as it passed the Rescission Act of 1946 which effectively deprived Filipino WWII veterans of equal benefits as the American GI.
Swimming Up Stream (tags)
Somebody had to offer a calm and serene response even though this will have to swim up the powerful stream of hopes raised by Obama in the international public opinion...
Bush is (tags)
And so is Cheney
Eminent 9/11 author David Ray Griffin to speak in Davis, CA on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 (tags)
To achieve peace and sustainability, the foundational lie - the 9/11 "official story" - that has been used to justify a policy of unending warfare and the the dismantling of the Constitution must be exposed for what it is. Eminent theologian and 9/11 researcher and author David Ray Griffin addresses the question "Was America attacked by Muslims on 9/11?"
The New Deal - in the US and Germany (tags)
A radical rethinking, a New Deal, is on the agenda. The worldwide depression can only be countered with stronger economic regulation, increased public spending and fiscal measures. This means an end to privatizations and rebuilding the essential infrastructure.
Israel tries to blackmail Obama (tags)
With Bush's help
NO THANKSGIVING GIFT FOR FILIPINO VETERANS (tags)
The long wait for veterans benefits and equity still goes on as Thanksgiving Day sets in without the much awaited results from the US Congress lame duck session. According to JFAV representative and World War II Veteran from San Francisco, Mr. Reggie Nacua who went to lobby with the ACFV in Washington DC reported that the Senate instead passed in its hearings -the S. 3869 also known as the Filipino Veterans Support Bill.
Nation Awaits Federal Court Of Appeals Decision On Hazleton Anti-Immigrant Law (tags)
Nation Waits For Appellate Court Decision
Proposition 8 Rallies Energize Queer Community (tags)
Rejecting the "safe" namby-pamby campaign against Proposition 8 that kept Queer people in the closet and lost anyway, young Gay activists are mobilizing on the Internet and holding mass rallies and marches to offer militant resistance to the anti-marriage initiative. Leo E. Laurence, who started the first Gay-liberation group in San Francisco in January 1969 (five months before Stonewall), finds these new activists reminiscent of himself and his colleagues in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
Nov-Dec 2008 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly New Alert! (tags)
November-December 2008 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter Published by National Immigrant Solidarity Network
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.22 (tags)
"This is more 'Groundhog Day' than a fresh start."
Massive Movement Erupts in Opposition to Proposition 8 (tags)
Ex-slave and Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas famously observed that power cedes nothing without struggle. The history of civil rights movements in this country also demonstrate that even the most fundamental democratic gains are temporary at best without vigilant struggle that can potentially challenge the power of the rulers against the ruled. Nothing has ever been gained and secured by simply relying on the institutions of the state and its politicians. Any implementation of progressive measures on their part has only been the product of independent mass mobilizations that have kept their forces in the streets until the sought after gains were won. We have again been reminded of this by the recent passage of Proposition 8 in California, a bigoted mean-spirited ballot measure aimed at denying gays and lesbians the fundamental democratic right to marry whom they wish. Last June, after decades of constant organizing, educating, and protesting on the part of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people and their supporters, the California Supreme Court was compelled to legalize same sex marriages. The purpose of Proposition 8 was to overturn this gain, leaving 18,000 same sex marriages performed in California since June in question. However, social movements aren't like films that can be run backwards and then replayed in the exact same way. The narrow victory of Proposition 8 (52% against, 48% opposed) has resulted in the opposite of its intended effect. It has re-energized the struggle for LGBT rights to a major degree, so that many are calling this movement “Stonewall II” after that inaugural rebellious act of the modern U.S. gay rights movement fighting for their rights in 1969.
Massive Movement Erupts to Overturn Proposition 8 (tags)
March on Sacramento! Demand that Marriage Licenses Continue to Be Issued in All Counties in California! Demand the Immediate Overturn of Prop. 8!
The Shortwave Report 11/21 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.
Jeremy Scahill: 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House (tags)
U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.18.08 (tags)
[I]t will be interesting to see how antiwar activists react to this. Are they antiwar or just anti-Republican?
Filipino Workers to heads of G20: Creating a better world order is no more your business (tags)
Relegating the world’s future to the hands of same leaders who created the current global economic crisis is a recipe to further disaster, according to Partido ng Manggagawa (Workers Party), a militant labor party in the country which joined hundreds of other protesters in a march to the US embassy this morning in time for the G20 Summit in Washington DC.
Prop. 8 and the Triumph of Theocracy (tags)
The passage of Proposition 8 proves that many American voters are committed to a basically theocratic view of government in which THEIR moral values and commitments should rule over others. It also means the Queer community needs to do some soul-searching over why people of color and others we considered natural allies voted for 8 in greater percentages than whites did, and whether "marriage" as a term carries too much religious baggage ever to win majority support for its legal extension to same-sex couples.
Barack Obama, new mouthpiece of ruling class interests (tags)
In renewing its great traditions of struggle, the American proletariat will have to fight the coming blood and tears policy of the Obama presidency
The Shortwave Report 11/14 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.
Racism in Italy. On the day of Barack Obama’s triumph... (tags)
TO VIEW THE VIDEO TESTIMONY VISIT: http://www.everyonegroup.com/EveryOne/Anton_Caldarar.html
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.11.08 (tags)
We believe that veterans and active-duty GIs are in a key position to stop illegal and unjust war, and we are inspired by the resistance of troops who stood against the war in Vietnam.
Fed Defies Transparency On Bailout Monies: Refuses to Disclose (tags)
By Mark Pittman, Bob Ivry and Alison Fitzgerald Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve is refusing to identify the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans from American taxpayers or the troubled assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.
MEXICO. Atentado contra Mouriño (tags)
El martes 4 de noviembre sobre las 18:40 horas se desplomó sobre la Fuente de Petróleos el avión privado en que viajaba el espurio secretario de gobernación, Juan Camilo Mouriño,Hay 14 muertos, y se produjeron unos 40 heridos.
Obama Mania (tags)
A reality check.
Obama and the Deep State: Is there Hope? (tags)
Recently some ominous statements by two very big political insiders has been making the buzz on certain blogs. It turns out that both Colin Powell and Senator Joe Biden have publicly stated that Obama will see a major international crisis early on in his presidency. According to Biden this crisis will test Obama's "mettle," and according to Powell, will "come along in the 21st or 22nd of January that we don’t even know about right now."
Anti-Proposition 8 Protests in San Diego (tags)
The statewide wave of protests against the passage of anti-Queer, anti-marriage, anti-family Proposition 8 hit San Diego November 7 and 8 with a nighttime rally in Balboa Park November 7 and a march from Hillcrest to North Park, through San Diego's most Queer neighborhoods, the next day.
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.08.08 (tags)
Tens of millions of people want a new direction. The question is whether they can be organized to fight for it.
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.06.08 (tags)
"The basic difference is going to be style."
Obama Arraza con Elección Presidencial (tags)
Barack Obama se Convierte en el Primer Presidente Afroamericano de los Estados Unidos
Obama Sweeps Presidential Election (tags)
Barack Obama becomes the first black 44th U.S. President
OBAMA'S VICTORY AND THE FILIPINO AMERICAN COMMUNITY (tags)
Many have been said about the historical significance of the election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States Some says that the this is the apex of the four centuries, of African Americans enslavement, Jim Crow segregation, lynch mob terror and racist discrimination manifested in countless ways. Other says a final blow to racism against African Americans and other oppressed nationalities that has in reality been far more integral to so called American democracy. It will not suffice to say millions of people yearned for real change, for an end to war, unemployment, foreclosures, and more. The popular revolt expressed in millions of voters turning out, millions out in the streets waiting for the result of the election is an outpouring never seen before in American history. The sight of millions out in the streets of major cities like Washington DC, New York. Chicago and other areas for sure, send jitters to some of the ruling class who labeled Obama as “socia
The Vote – A Blank Check for State Power (tags)
Voting is wrong!
How McCain Could Win (tags)
REEPOSTED from: truthout.org
Green Dissent: Why I Won't Vote for California Dems (tags)
The Field polls says California is going for Barack Obama 55% to 33%. Very well. My "Brotha" Barack doesn't need my vote and pumping Dem numbers only encourages our local Los Angeles scoundrels
Bush administration denies funding for FBI probe of mortgage mess (tags)
The Bush administration is rejecting FBI pleas for more agents to investigate crimes that helped trigger the global financial meltdown, bureau sources said this week.
NYCLAW Antiwar Digest (tags)
"In the States, if police burst into your house, kicking down doors and swearing at you, you would call your lawyer and file a lawsuit. Here, there are no lawyers. Their resources are limited, so they plant IEDs (improvised explosive devices) instead."
Frugal – how Palin describes her $150,000 bill for clothes (tags)
IN AN interview that echoes Marie Antoinette's cry of "let them eat cake", Sarah Palin yesterday insisted the $150,000 spent by the Republican party on her campaign trail clothes was "frugal".
Texas, Miami y Mark Warner with Barack Obama (tags)
Texas, Miami y Mark Warner with Barack ObamaAuthor afc Date Created 25 Oct 2008 Date Edited 25 Oct 2008 07:54:37 AM Rating Current rating: 0 License This work licensed under a Creative Commons license We know that these new times demand new thinking In a global economy, you shouldn’t have to leave your home town to find a world-class job. “Aunque parezca que uno solo no puede hacer nada contra [“los dogmas de la globalización” del “Gran Imperio”] sería tan sencillo como volver al consumo local. Si Gadhi fuera el asesor económico de Mallorca pediría proteger la producción local” Me fijaré mucho que hace la comunidad cubanoamericana. Les pido que no hagan, una vez más, el ridículo votando por Homer-McCain. TEXAS para BARACK OBAMA. Este es mi sueño más difícil, quizás. En Cuba se puede producir una mutación hacia precisamente una sociedad democrática (nadie, como en Venezuela, irá a la cárcel por delitos de opinión, reunión o manifestación), cooperativa y no estatalizada.
Well-known investigator exposes alliance between McCain and terrorists (tags)
ANN Louise Bardach, the U.S. reporter famous for her interviews with Luis Posada Carriles and her investigations into Cuban-American terrorism, has written an extensive article for the website http://www.slate.com on the close ties between Republican presidential candidate John McCain and notorious terrorists in Miami...
California Republicans in Hot Water for Hate-Based Attacks on Obama (tags)
Republicans in "tolerant" California are engaging in hate-based attacks on Barack Obama as reprehensible as any in the United States.
Racism- Alive, Brave and Strong (tags)
As a Filipino-American, one lesson I learned in America, Americans are very frank but indirect. Very blunt but courteous. That is the face of racism in the United States today. The Democratic Party choose Barack Obama as their candidate but before that, a lot of Clinton supporters were sacked for uttering racist remarks. They want to prove that racism is a thing of the past in America. But they are mistaken.
US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike (tags)
US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike
The panic of 2008 (tags)
Lee Sustar explains that the mayhem in the markets this week is symptomatic of a deeper crisis--and the leaders of the most powerful governments aren't sure what to do.
What They're Really Saying in the Debates (tags)
A brief analysis of the televised debates between vice-presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joseph Biden October 2 and presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain October 7. The post also includes a transcript of the answers Palin and Biden gave to the question on the legal rights of same-sex couples, including whether they should have marriage equality.
Iraq Vet Paul Rieckhoff Speaks at City College (tags)
Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq War veteran, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and author of a book about his war experiences called "Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Façades in Iraq," spoke October 4 at San Diego City College about the war, the needs of returning veterans and how various elected officials are responding to the veterans' issues his group regards as priorities.
Paulson go out. Truth about "unbelievable" big 2008 crash (tags)
Barack Obama: "No necesitamos sólo un plan para Wall Street. Hay que incorporar medidas de salvación para miles de ciudadanos" que están perdiendo sus casas y sus ahorros, declaró Obama. "Tampoco podemos cometer el error de que el dinero de los contribuyentes sea usado para corregir malas decisiones" ////////////////////// “Durante un par de años, el capital desafió a la ley del valor, inflando su valor más allá de su capacidad de reproducción real, pero la ley del valor se ha cobrado la afrenta a un precio enorme. Ha quedado de manifiesto que la ganancia capitalista es un objetivo muy estrecho para desenvolver productivamente la riqueza social acumulada. La crisis mundial plantea la reorganización social general sobre nuevas bases” ////////////////////////////////// euroimmersion.com: La crisis no es culpa de las “subprime” o hipotecas ninha. La crisis tampoco es culpa de la codicia de unos banqueros. La crisis no se supera con una “regulación” sino con un cambio radical y con nuevos paradigmas que abandonen las trampas y falsedades neoliberales de la Escuela de Chicago por otras más acordes con la sociedad del conocimiento en que tenemos que avanzar. La actual crisis obliga a revisar el modelo entero y a decir la verdad: la globalización no ha producido nada de crecimiento ni bienestar para nadie ha sido un modelo fracasado y de muy corto alcance histórico pero a la vez ha permitido el robo y la concentración de poder y dinero como nunca antes en la historia de la humanidad en una casta dirigente parásita que no ha aportado nada a la sociedad. Crash 2008: la mayor estafa bancaria, bursátil y económica de la historia. Los datos más importantes. Paulson go out. All the truth about this "unbelievable" big 2008 crash
Dollar is over, says Carlos Lessa (tags)
To Lessa, "dollar is over" and it’s necessary that a new "Bretton Woods" establishes new parameters to global economy.
A Posthumous Concern, Another kind of Racism (tags)
VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES in the Far East (Usaffe) here at home and in America thought that, at long last, the US Congress was poised to pass legislation addressing their generations-old claim for benefits. But as the American economy unraveled, politicians began sniping at the bills (pending before the US Congress) aimed at increasing the benefits of Filipino veterans. Filipino-American veterans groups and lobbyists began to fear that the promise to bring the bill to a vote in the US House of Representatives would fall by the wayside. No one, of course, predicted that the US Congress would be plunged into a crisis atmosphere by US President George W. Bush’s proposed bailout, which the US Senate and House Democrats have agreed to, but whose approval has been delayed and, possibly, foiled by a group of House Republicans anxious they will be defeated in November if they vote for a bailout.
No to the Bailout of the Capitalist Speculators! (tags)
The financial crisis that has been heating up since early 2007 reached the boiling point in late September. Credit markets virtually stopped functioning. A full-blown panic swept stock markets worldwide. The U.S. economy is in the throes of a recession that could turn into a Depression lasting for years. In these dire straits, the Wall Street speculators who set off this crisis are demanding that the government rescue them with a bailout priced at $700 billion. The actual costs will be far higher, a trillion dollars or more. Meanwhile, the Democrats are pushing hardest for the Bush bailout of the banks. Presidential candidate Barack Obama blames "greed" for the crisis on Wall Street (capitalism without greed?) and says there must be no "blank check to Washington" -- meaning he's for putting in a few conditions as window dressing. Following in the Democrats' footsteps, the AFL-CIO labor bureaucrats called a demo for "No Blank Check for Wall Street." Yet no amount of regulation will stop the boom-bust cycle of capitalism. Meanwhile unemployment lines are growing and a million families were thrown out of their homes by bank foreclosures in the last year. While the fat cats, Democrats and bureaucrats are all going for the Bush bailout to prop up U.S. capitalism, revolutionary Marxists oppose this trillion-dollar giveaway to the Wall Street speculators, calling instead for a program of transitional demands leading to the expropriation of the banks and the entire bourgeoisie through workers revolution.
America in Decline: Richard Sennett (tags)
In the race to the bottom, the worship of profit and the self-healing market, education, retraining workers, social mobility and intercultural learning fall by the wayside. School districts spend 600 times more for sports than for natural sciences. The US imports engineers and programmers.
Department of Energy Demands 800 Billion Dollars, Threatens to Shut Off Lights (tags)
Pay up or it's lights out!
."El niño que se puede!", Manlio Adrin Torres, de 8 años de edad, Obama Honorari (tags)
Pasé la segunda mitad de la semana, en un numbed estado de ira, el miedo, la incertidumbre y una necesidad de involucrarse, se activa, y tratar de poner mi delgado, frágiles hombros a la rueda de un vagón atascado, y sumidos hundimiento en el barro, con la esperanza de que mis escasos esfuerzos de alguna manera podría ayudar a todos los que nos enfrentamos hoy en día.
Pacifica Los Angeles KPFK Listeners Ask:Will Censorship of Socialist Perspectives Continue (tags)
With candidates of socialist perspective taking the lead on issues in the 2008 election, listeners of self-proclaimed Pacifica "Revolutionary Radio" KPFK wonder if the station will continue to censor their candidates and positions and ignore their core point that, as a matter of empirical fact, liberal reform has failed and shows no prospect for success with an Obama election.
David's Daily, Day Journal Of A Freelance Reporter, "Signs Of Hope" (tags)
I spent the latter half of the week, in a numbed state of anger, fear, uncertainty and a compelling urge to get involved, get active, and try and put my slim, frail shoulders to the wheel of a stuck wagon, mired in sinking in mud, in the hopes that my meager efforts might somehow help all we face today. I am sure, nearly all other Americans, and indeed, even international citizens, feel exactly the same way, or nearly the same way, these past few days.
An Open Letter to White Progressives and Activists- AWARE-LA (tags)
The Ballot Box and Beyond: White Anti-racists stand for social justice
RNC ’08: Pit Bulls On Parade (tags)
If you thought, in the wake of the nightmare of the Bush years, and the euphoria of the Democratic Convention, that the political pendulum in the USA was swinging to the “left”… If you thought that the Bush regime was so widely and bitterly hated that a repackaged version couldn’t seriously contend for the presidency… If you thought that the Christian fundamentalist theocrats were passé… Then you got a shocking wake up call from the Republican National Convention.
“The world could be radically different and it’s time we start talking about real change” (tags)
Sunday, August 24, at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theater in Denver, 300 people gathered to hear speeches by prominent representatives of the movements against the war, repression, and torture of the Bush regime. The following is an edited transcript of a talk given by Sunsara Taylor at this Evening of Conscience.
No McCain and ALERTA Strike on Iran imminent (tags)
Homer-McCain Really can be President? -Dutch intelligence agents: Strike on Irán may be imminent!! // One hears a distant thunder: Cheney is being brought this September into the Black Sea in U.S. warships. The 8-8-8 failed plan had hoped to use Georgian airfields to fly strikes against Iran. Now one reads of Dutch intelligence agents believe a U.S. strike on Iran may be imminent. // En el apéndice de este texto descartando a McCain como el presidente que se necesita, lanzamos una ALERTA GENERAL POR LA PAZ. Y comento la trama siguiente: El ataque a Georgia instigado por Cheney y sus "aliados" pretendía asegurarles negocios petroleros y la utilización del espacio aéreo de Georgia para atacar la pacífica Irán (elegido como país maligno necesario para nuevos negocios y mantener el petróleo a precios altos). Con el pretexto de ayuda humanitaria Cheney está situando portaviones ofensivos en el Mar Negro. La inteligencia alemana piensa que un ataque, ilegal e irresponsable, contra Irán puede ser inminente. Esta aportación la recojo de un destacado, católico y patriota miembro del partido republicano. Pero hablemos primero de HomerMcCain.
The Psychopathology of The Republican (tags)
Fear. Domination. The Reptilian Brain and the Non-Goodness of Man. The Republican party is a party of domination, not partnership. Dominate the earth-drill, excavate. Dominate Iraq, because they could someday dominate us.
Save Reginald Blanton (tags)
THE DEATH PENALTY/EVERYONE GROUP LAUNCHES AN INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE LIFE OF REGINALD BLANTON, IMPRISONED ON DEATH ROW IN TEXAS
George Bush John McCain Sarah Palin Iraq War Surge a Total Disaster (tags)
Mission not accomplished.
DNC Reflections: This Is What Activistism Looks Like (tags)
The two main protest groups – Unconventional Action and Recreate ‘68 – did not have an easy task with the local police and media spreading scare stories for months and with Barack Obama and the Democrats widely perceived as a reforming alternative to eight years of Republican rule. However, there was little effort made to bridge the comprehension gap.
Alaska Gov. Palin under investigation for firing top cop for personal reasons (tags)
Lisa Demera reported in the Anchorage daily news that the issue is whether Palin, her administration or family improperly pressured state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire a state trooper — the ex-husband of Palin’s sister
9/11,Dem VP Joe Biden,Hunter Biden's Paradigm and Israeli Delaware Corp ICTS International (tags)
Any review of the convicted,(in Israel)money launderer Menachem Atzmon's and Ezra Harel's et.al.'s ICTS International would find that it was a securities,(stock),fraud as well as a security fraud. Joseph Biden,in allowing ICTS International to escape scrutiny and allowing his brother and his son to involve themselves with Paradigm hedge fund scum and penny stock operaters and pump and dump 'derivatives' scam artists is below contempt ....... and Barack Obama is rapidly catching up...
Alert: FDA OKs Irradiated Spinach, EPA Sued 4 B Collapse Cover-up (tags)
Latest issue of OCA newsletter "Organic Bytes" alerts consumers about FDA approval of irradiated spinach, and features the lawsuit against the EPA for covering up the bee colony collapse. Other articles include victory gardens to support food independence.
Obama may not be able to be President Lawsuit Alleges (tags)
The law suite is asking for a temporary restraining order (TRO) prohibiting Obama from running for President until documents are provided proving he is eligible to run for POTUS.
Why We Challenged Barack Obama (tags)
On Friday, August 1st I led a contingent of the Uhuru Movement into Barack Obama’s town hall meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida to raise the question, “what about the black community, Obama?” Without the benefit of a big media budget, our organization attempted to bring the serious issues experienced by African working class people across this country into the national political debate.
John Edwards Fiddled While America Burned (tags)
John Edwards’ sleazy extramarital affair reminded me of the excesses in the final days of the Roman Empire. In 2006, Edwards began his trysts with his mistress. He stopped lying about the seedy affair on Aug. 8, 2008. Meanwhile, about 1,955 U.S. troops died in the Iraq War. While Edwards was “doing” his paramour, others in Washington, D.C., like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been “doing” the public about ending the war and impeachment.
Question official version of Army bioweapons researcher Bruce Ivin's suicide (tags)
Questions arise following the death of U.S. Army scientist Bruce Ivins as a so-called suicide, when the hidden goings on at Fort Detrick bioweapons laboratories may "justify" the need for a scapegoat to blame the post 9/11 antrax attacks on without casting any suspicion on the Bush/Cheney regime who used the public panic following 9/11 and anthrax attacks to launch their Patriot Act and illegal invasion of Iraq..
The Dangerous Logic of Blocking Protests in the Name of Electing Democrats (tags)
At a time when the tens of millions of people who have the potential strength to stop this war are being pacified and corralled into a dead-end, what meaning does it have to call oneself “anti-war” if you are not protesting outside the convention? Anyone serious about stopping this whole direction of unjust war, torture and fascist repression should be in the streets.
Thoughts on Pride (tags)
Thoughts on the recent Queer [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender] Pride events in San Diego.
HRC Head Does Damage Control on Transgender Rights (tags)
Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign — America's largest Queer-rights organization — came to San Diego July 24 to organize support for his group's campaign against Proposition 8, which would reverse the California Supreme Court's decision allowing same-sex couples to marry. But most of his 10-minute speech was damage control to repair HRC's relations with the Transgender community, strained by the group's decision last October to support a federal Queer-rights bill that doesn't protect Transgender people.
Veteran Journalist Robert Scheer Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Veteran progressive journalist Robert Scheer spoke in San Diego July 26 and 28 to promote his new book "The Pornography of Power," an exposé of the military-industrial complex and its continuing power to shape American economic and foreign policy and saddle us not only with weapons we don't need but also the irresistible temptation to use them.
John McCain Ridicules 200000 Berliners Chanting Barack Obama Obama (tags)
Where up is down, and day is night.
Moore-Alexander Seeks PFP Presidential, V.P. Nomination (tags)
The State Convention for Peace and Freedom Party will convene on Saturday, August 2 and 3 at the Hawthorn Suites, 321 Bercut Drive, Sacramento California. At the convention Brian Moore, Gloria La Riva, Ralph Nader, and Cynthia McKinney will be seeking the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential nomination. A debate among the four presidential candidates will be at the same location on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
Full Speed Against the Brick Wall (tags)
Massive capital has streamed into the raw material sector and crude oil. When we leave the market to speculators, panic rules. The economy falls into a double crisis-out of scarce raw materials and energy and falling profit rates and mass demand.
Yes Masser, Sir. (tags)
Wait till I get in.
GMA- TUTA NA, MANHID PA (tags)
Kasuka-suka at kasuklam-suklam ang ipinakitang sukdulang pagpapakatuta ni Gloria Arroyo sa kanyang imperyalistang amo nang bumisita siya sa US nitong huling linggo ng Hunyo. Sa kasagsagan ng pananalasa ng bagyong "Frank" sa Pilipinas, nilustay ni Arroyo ang kabang-yaman ng bayan sa walang kapararakan, magastos at magarbong pagbyahe. Malawakang galit at kaliwa't kanang batikos ang inudyok ng labis niyang pagwawalambahala sa kapakanan ng nagdurusang mamamayang Pilipino.
The Odds of Change: A Statistical Look at Our Democrat’s Voting Records (tags)
We want change. Obama says he will deliver change, as did the Democrats in '06. Yet nothing could be farther from the truth. Even the statistics prove the Democrats have failed us.
Barack Obama Is Taking On a Lot of Bum Advice (tags)
It’s painful to watch Sen. Barack Obama slide over to the Right on so many important issues, as the presidential election heats up in ‘08. FISA, NAFTA and Israel are a few. He’s also met with Colin Powell and suggested that he might keep Robert Gates on as his Secretary of Defense. What’s next? Irv “Scooter” Libby as head of his Justice Department? If Obama doesn’t want to flop, like Sen. John Kerry did in ‘04, he better ponder changing his ways.
Alexander Agrees with Schwarzenegger, No Offshore Drilling (tags)
Socialist V.P. Candidate Stewart A. Alexander seldom agrees with any political positions of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; but when the issue is offshore oil drilling, Alexander firmly supports the Republican governor’s position to continue the prohibition on offshore drilling. On this important issue, Alexander is asking the nation to give Governor Schwarzenegger their full support.
Chris Hedges Exposes U.S. War Crimes in Iraq (tags)
Chris Hedges, author of "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" and co-author of the new book "Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians," spoke in San Diego June 25 and expressed his disillusion with the American political system in general and the Democratic party in particular. He said he's not going to vote for either Barack Obama or John McCain because neither will completely withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq.
Queer Democrats Endorse Aguirre for San Diego City Attorney (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, which had endorsed moderate Democrat Scott Peters over progressive incumbent Mike Aguirre for city attorney in the primary campaign, reversed itself and voted to endorse Aguirre over Republican Jan Goldsmith at its June 26 meeting — but not before an intense debate in which the club president threatened to eject two members to keep the meeting orderly.
Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines (tags)
If we have to assess the highlights of the 10-day state visit of President Macapagal-Arroyo to the United States, we can sum it up in several points. Besides securing $ 700 million loans, talking with US investors and visiting her fellow Filipino psychopaths, one important agenda of PGMA in her visit are the “ getting to know you” meetings with the US Democratic Party presumptive presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain. Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines
Obama, at Last! (tags)
With Barack Obama having won the Democratic Presidential nomination, he'll face a well-established Republican attack machine and propaganda apparatus within the corporate media. This editorial in the July 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine also argues that progressives should support Obama, but keep the pressure on him by street activism to make sure he doesn't cop out and govern as the moderate, pro-corporate Democrat Bill Clinton was.
PAHAYAG NG PESANTE-USA HINGGIL SA KALAMIDAD SA PILIPINAS (tags)
Kung may labis na nakahihiya ay yaong makita ang pangulo ng Pilipinas, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo na namamasyal sa Amerika habang binabagyo ang kanyang bayan. Para sa Pesante-USA nmagsisilbing pang ginadgaran ng asin ang sugat, namustura pa at nagmiting sa NDCC ang pangulo habang nagpapakitang gilas sa Fresno, California. Sinesermunang galit ang kanyang walang silbing gabinete sa harap ng pinsala ng bagyo,baha at kapabayaan sa malaking trahedya ng paglubog ng MV Princess of the Stars sa Sibuyab Sea kung saan mahigit 700 ang nasawi.
Working people relying on stimulus checks, coins and lotto (tags)
The platforms of the Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party outline fundamental approaches that will promote economic policy that will benefit working people. Both socialist parties are rejecting the economic strategies of the Democrats, Republicans, and their candidates; advancing U.S. imperialism and waging war is not the answer for our economy that is now in economic free fall.
4 Fascist Initiatives on Cal Nov Ballot; Need to Ban June Elections (tags)
With 21 weeks to go to the November presidential election, we now have 4 fascist initiatives on the November ballot which could pass as the Republicans will vote, unlike this June election, when enough Republicans stayed home and enough tenants voted to prevent the repeal of rent control that was Prop 98.
6/6 Los Angeles Teachers Strike; General Strike Needed (tags)
Los Angeles teachers are finally striking for the first hour of today's school day against the budget cuts to education; the rest of labor needs to join them in a statewide general strike not only against budget cuts but also against the refusal of the state legislature to raise the income taxes on the rich, the 5% that makes over $200,000 a year, including the millionaires and billionaires who live in California.
These reckless statements by Senator McCain are another indication that the Republican presidential frontrunner is mapping a road to the White House by staying the course that has been paved by President Bush; a course that will continue to advance U.S. imperialism, a course that will continue to benefit the rich at the expense of working people, and a course that has spiraled the U.S. economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Carter Urges 'Supine' Europe To Break With US Over Gaza Blockade (tags)
Carter said the Quartet's policy of not talking to Hamas unless it recognised Israel and fulfilled two other conditions had been drafted by Elliot Abrams, an official in the national security council at the White House. He called Abrams "a very militant supporter of Israel".
George Bush Leona Lewis sing Bleeding Love to Jenna Bush (tags)
From sadist to proud papa in under 60 seconds.
George Bush John McCain their unspoken winning lying promise to US (tags)
Look at our track record to see what we are about to do.
San Diego Queer Democrats Endorse Morrow for Mayor (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club endorsed former City Councilmember Floyd Morrow for Mayor at thier April 24 meeting — but Morrow was upstaged by City Councilmember and former mayoral candidate Donna Frye, who brought a volunteer in a fox costume to dramatize her contention that Proposition "C," a ballot proposal to allow the mayor to appoint the city's auditor, is "putting the fox in charge of the henhouse."
All Out on May Day! (tags)
On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: labor action against imperialist war by a major American union. The strategically placed port workers in the ILWU can bring commerce with Asia to a grinding halt, and they’re about to demonstrate it. The maritime employers are already screaming, and you can bet it’s got the attention of the warmongers in Washington. All labor should take up the challenge this poses: For workers strikes against the war! Meanwhile, immigrants’ rights groups are once again mobilizing on May Day. And on April 30 and May 1, the independent truckers who move cargo to and from the docks may play an important role in a shutdown. The imperialist war on Afghanistan and Iraq is also a war on immigrants, minorities, working people and democratic rights “at home.” We need to defeat this attack here and abroad, in opposition to both the capitalist war parties. The “antiwar movement,” whose aim has always been to pressure the Democrats, is at a dead end. What’s needed is working-class action independent of the bosses. What that takes is a fundamental break from the Democratic Party and the pro-capitalist politics that infuse the labor bureaucracy.
Bell Case:Courts, Police, Democrat Obama v Workingclass (tags)
The outrage at the Sean Bell verdict must be NATIONWIDE. This is an escalation of the police state terror against the workingclass and Democrat Barack Obama, the millionaire, warmonger, pro-death penalty candidate for president, announces that he supports the fascist verdict.
Amy Goodman: The Single-Payer Solution (tags)
As the media coverage of the Democratic presidential race continues to focus on lapel pins and pastors, America is ailing. As I travel around the country, I find people are angry and motivated. Like Dr. Rocky White, a physician from a conservative, evangelical background who practices in rural Alamosa, Colo.
AFL-CIO’s John J. Sweeney Fears “an American Nightmare!” (tags)
On April 8, 2008, John J. Sweeney said in Baltimore, MD, that the country is going down the tubes and dragging working class people with it. He’s the head of the national AFL-CIO. He added that in November: “We have an opportunity to reverse these awful trends.” On May 1, 2008, West coast dockworkers are calling a work stoppage to protest the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps, Mr. Sweeney will join them on the picket line. Stay tuned.
Anti-Semitism in Los Angeles (tags)
Daphna Ziman's devastating personal experience of anti-Semitism at a recent event at which she was being honored.
California Democratic Convention identifies problems, not solutions (tags)
The California State Democratic Party Convention held in San Jose was not about party platforms, but more of a media event and a giant sales meeting to market the party to its own delegates. Its objective was not solutions, but winning the White House.
For Workers Strikes Against the War! ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Against War (tags)
In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia 'braces for nuclear war' (tags)
The Kingdom 'braces for nuclear war'
FREE MUMIA NOW! (tags)
Third Circuit Court Upholds Frame-Up Conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Orders Hearing to Reinstate Death Penalty or Entomb Him for Life ! Free Mumia Now!
Anti-War Campaigners Have to Change Electoral Tactics (tags)
‘So?” So said Dick Cheney when asked last week about public opinion being overwhelmingly against the war in Iraq. “You can’t be blown off course by polls.” A few days later, his attitude, about the fact that the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq has reached 4,000, displayed similar levels of sympathy. They “voluntarily put on the uniform,” the vice-president told ABC news. This brick wall of indifference helps explain the paradox in which we in the US anti-war camp find ourselves five years into the occupation of Iraq: anti-war sentiment is as strong as ever, but our movement seems to be dwindling. Sixty-four per cent of Americans tell pollsters they oppose the war, but you’d never know it from the thin turnout at recent rallies and vigils.
Mike Copass: Progressive Democrat Takes On Pro-War Incumbent (tags)
Though San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis voted against the original authorization for the war in Iraq, since then she's been a faithful supporter of funding the war and last year crossed party lines to vote for the open-ended, three-year commitment to the occupation pushed by the Bush administration. Mike Copass, scientist and legal consultant, is mounting a grass-roots primary campaign against her with the support of Progressive Democrats of America, who helped Donna Edwards mount a similar challenge in Maryland to a pro-war Democrat.
Narcogobierno colombiano perpetra siniestra masacre en Ecuador (tags)
En la madrugada del 1° de marzo, aviones de guerra de la Fuerza Aérea colombiana lanzaron un ataque contra un campamento de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) ubicado dentro de territorio ecuatoriano. El propósito: asesinar al principal portavoz de las FARC para el exterior, Raúl Reyes. Las huellas digitales del imperialismo norteamericano se ven claramente en este macabro incidente. Ante semejante crimen, la respuesta debe consistir en movilizar a los trabajadores en una lucha de clase contra el imperialismo y a sus aliados criollos. En lugar de esto, el grueso de la izquierda latinoamericana se pone a la cola de los estados burgueses de Ecuador y Venezuela, buscando presionarles para que inicien una guerra contra Colombia. No obstante las muchas diferencias políticas que tenemos con las fuerzas guerrilleras de Colombia, que luchan por una “reconciliación” con sectores de la clase dominante, los trotskistas estamos de su lado en la guerra civil contra el estado capitalista. Pero insistimos que la guerrilla no es el camino a la revolución socialista que debe ser dirigida por la clase obrera a la cabeza de las empobrecidas masas rurales y urbanas.
Gore Vidal Headlines San Diego Anti-War Rally (tags)
Author Gore Vidal headlined the San Diego anti-war rally March 15 in the working-class City heights district and declared he'd be happy if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as President. Other speakers including Nadia Keilani of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, were less optimistic about the political process and faulted both Democrats and Republicans for failing to confront U.S. imperialism.
Kurt Cobain Back From the Dead (tags)
Kurt Cobain's identity has been stolen, 14 years after his suicide at the age of 27.
Bush and Uribe v. Chavez and Correa (tags)
The latest made in USA regional mischief.
ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)
In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor organizations throughout the United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!
¡Viva la República! Carta de Charo y de la señora Maigret a Pepe Carvalho y al comisario M (tags)
Señores ustedes nos han retado a responder a su teoría de que la batalla mediática de la Operación Libertad Duradera sigue en vigor, como lo ha estado a lo largo de la historia del poder, pero que en la actualidad ésta es mucho mas demoledora y global. Suponemos que lo que se espera de nosotras es aclarar la última afirmación, puesto que ya lo habían hecho muy bien ustedes con la primera.
Barack Obama and the "End" of Racism (tags)
Obama doesn’t represent peace – he represents an expansion of war and the power of Empire. He’s even more extreme on this than Bush himself, except in his public rhetoric. He doesn’t represent the real and legitimate needs, desires and hopes of Black people - he refuses to speak openly of the most fundamental issues affecting Black people. He doesn’t represent the “end of racism,” but the perpetuation of oppression in a new guise.
Bush and ExxonMobil v. Chavez (tags)
The latest salvo in Bush v. Chavez.
Obama: The “Best Face” For Imperialism (tags)
Sullivan writes that a (ruling class) “consensus” agenda for endless war and increased repression will be in effect regardless of who is president. He challenges the reader to pick who could best implement all this in the face of global isolation and profound domestic alienation. And, in the process, he sheds light on the real role of elections in this society.
UPDATED: Italy's former President: 9-11 was a CIA-Mossad inside job (tags)
Italy's former President Francesco Cossiga has told Italy's "most respected newspaper" [Corriere della Sera] that the 9-11 attacks "were run by the CIA and Mossad and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies." (This is an updated, expanded version of an article which was originally posted a few weeks ago.)
Messiah Barak Mohammed Obama: Product Of Polygamy (tags)
obama is just israel, testings its mind control over US citizens...they have bought off the lazy and the stupid and the weak, so they know that mind control is in place, and will remain so until their paper money tanks, which might be this week, or next, but they want to see if they can keep their middle eastern butt-think in place, where they will remain forever Gods chosen people. Har.
Barack Obama: White Power in Black Face (tags)
He hasn't said the word black out of his mouth, not even to talk about the color of his suit or his shoes! He cannot address the suffering of African people.
The 2008 Elections and The Peace Movement (tags)
Even if the Democrats win, the progressive peace movement needs to continue to “bear witness” to the crimes that our government, the CIA, and the Pentagonians are committing in foreign lands against people that have never harmed or attacked America.
Barack Obama - White Power in Black Face! (tags)
"He hasn't said the word black out of his mouth, not even to talk about the color of his suit or his shoes! He cannot address the suffering of African people."
The Democrats' Trudeau? (tags)
"Love him or hate him, Obama is the most interesting American to enter politics for years."
Zenger's Endorses Obama for President (tags)
With the strongest progressive choices for the Democratic Presidential nomination, Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards, out of the race, Barack Obama is the only candidate left who offers a fresh vision instead of either a continuation of the Bush administration or a return to the trivial, gridlocked politics of the 1990's. On international affairs and the so-called "war on terror," Bill Clinton's policies were little better than Bush's.
Barack Obama Al Gore Bob and Sarah Dylan on Global Warming (tags)
We are now turning the corner on world peace and climate change.
The Case for Socialized Medicine in the United States, and the Struggle to Achieve It (tags)
The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee blasted insurance giant CIGNA for failing to approve a liver transplant one week earlier for 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan, who tragically died just hours after CIGNA relented and agreed to the procedure following a massive national outcry. “CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro called the final outcome ‘a horrific tragedy that demonstrates what is so fundamentally wrong with our health care system today. Insurance companies have a stranglehold on our health. Their first priority is to make profits for their shareholders – and the way they do that is by denying care." "It is simply not possible to organize major protests every time a multi-billion corporation like CIGNA denies care that has been recommended by a physician," DeMoro said. “Having insurance is not the same as receiving needed care. We need a fundamental change in our healthcare system that takes control away from the insurance giants and places it where it belongs – in the hands of the medical professionals, the patients, and their families."
Kucinich for President (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses Dennis Kucinich for President (as we did in 2004) over the so-called 'top-tier" Democrats, each of whom has serious liabilities but all of whom would make a better President than any of the Republican candidates. This editorial from the January 2008 Zenger's also contains recommendations on the seven state propositions on the February 5, 2008 ballot.
has the media really loaded campaign '08?
The Filipino Veterans Equity Act (tags)
The Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007 has gone through its shares of ups and downs this year. If passed, an estimated 7,000 Filipino American veterans living in the US and 12,000 Filipino veterans in the Philippines, who both fought during WWII, would restore US Veterans status and be eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) disability pension benefits.
ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE (tags)
ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE
The Lobby Strikes Back (tags)
A new book riles the AIPAC crowd, but makes it to the bestseller list anyway. by Scott McConnell
Queer Democrats Fail to Endorse for President (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club failed to endorse a candidate for President after a contentious meeting November 29. On the first ballot, Hillary Clinton received eight votes, John Edwards seven, Barack Obama three, Dennis Kucinich two and 14 club members voted against making an endorsement at all. The club also voted to oppose statewide Proposition 91 on the February ballot, which would block legislators from using gas tax money to balance the state budget.
Al Gore Urges Masturbation to end War and Global Warming (tags)
It’s more convenient than going extinct.
Democrats: AWOL When It Mattered: Too Late, Too Little (tags)
In their first eleven months as a congressional majority, the Democrats show no progress toward fulfilling the campaign promises that won them votes from the antiwar majority last November.
Why is the antiwar movement so weak? (tags)
SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S. invasion was a mistake. Today, that figure stands at 58 percent.
Hillary Clinton from Barking Idiotic Warmonger to Jerry Lewis (tags)
The woman who changed her image.
U.S Presidential Campaign and Policy Towards Cuba nd Venezuela (tags)
solidarity with the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions
JFAV Pursue Lobbying for Equity Bills,Filipino Vets Win Commitments on Capitol Hill (tags)
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV )Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, energized by recent victories and their lobbyist Washington based the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans recently visited Capitol Hill (July 26-27) and thanked their Senators, House members and legislative staff for the progress on their equity pension and family bills. On Thursday evening, the ACFV leaders with JFAV veterans leaders led by Commanders Franco Arcebal,Peping Baclig and Nick Gadia commemorated the the 66th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt drafting Philippine Commonwealth soldiers into U.S. armed service.
Is Barack Obama an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)
After years of Bush’s open-ended war on working people at home and abroad, many on the “left” are desperate for an alternative. For many, that alternative is Barack Obama, a Democratic Senator from Illinois. Obama, who is very careful with his words and actions, has done a good job so far of portraying himself as a “sensible progressive”. However, far from being a “progressive” alternative, Obama is at his core a typical representative of the bosses’ political parties. Despite presenting himself as a candidate of “change”, Obama is a defender of capitalism and imperialism, and hence of exploitation and oppression. On all fundamentals, he is far closer to Bush than he is to being a genuine alternative for working people.
Review of End Times (tags)
The dismal state of the corporate print media.
hillary clinton will Never leave iraq because (tags)
It’s a magic trick.
Australian Leader – “underdog” (tags)
The Prime Minister of Australia claimed today that he would contest the forthcoming Federal election as the underdog – another tired (and familiar) Howard tactic! The failing politician failed to mention that it was he who created the situation with his inane, ill-considered comments ranging from his hysterical criticisms of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama, as the terrorist friendly candidate, to his astounding comments on HIV and immigration bans.
Hillary Clinton backs public funding for federal (tags)
JEFFREY GOLD The Associated Press ELIZABETH, N.J. - Although her presidential fundraising efforts have been record-setting, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., on Monday backed public funding for federal candidates. www.YouTubePolitics.Org
Hillary Clinton Sets Fundraising Record (tags)
WASHINGTON - Two Democratic presidential candidates broke previous fundraising records during the first three months of the year, with Sen.Hillary Rodham Clinton setting a high bar of $26 million in new contributions for the quarter.
L.A. Times - Another Silly Obama Article (tags)
Sunday's Los Angeles Times had yet another silly article about Sen. Barack Obama. This time it was about Obama's "angst" as a kid in an elite prep school in Hawaii. What MSM hokum!
Sean Hannity asserts Barack Obama is a racist (tags)
Interesting YouTube video on Obama's church
General Dynamics, Crown Dynasty & Obama (tags)
Chicago Indymedia has a good article connecting the dots between war profiteer General Dynamics, the Crown family and Obama, a US Senator from Illinois.
Barack Obama Visits LA (tags)
Rally for Barack Obama in Los Angeles 2/20/07
Editorial cartoon series: "Your Jackass Slate For 2008!" (tags)
Here we are not even six months after The Most Important Election Since The Last Mass Extinction Event and, like Christmas commercials during the World Series, the Democratic "stars" have already announced their candidacies for the 2008 Presidential Fracas...
Dixie Chicks Iran Iraq War Grammy Win Over Burning George Bush (tags)
When the student is ready the teacher will appear.
Barack Obama says American Alcohoilism is the Cause of Iraq War (tags)
The solution to our problems is simple.
Rahm Emanuel heads North American Mossad + PROMIS + laundered profits to Israel/Russian (tags)
Rosen is also tied to Ted Olson, Coca Cola copyright controversy and a scandal now developing which will link Rosen to Rahm Emanuel and the Mossad in the sale of and transfer of PROMIS Software involving the alleged Russian spy Robert Hanson and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and laundered profits to both Israel and the Russian Federation...
Bush/Clinton Crime Syndicate: Barack Obama (tags)
Extortion-friendly John Harwood of the Wall Street Journal, reports that Senator Barack Obama will run in 2008 but Hillary Clinton will not. Don't be fooled folks, Obama is a stooge and firewall for the Bush Clinton Crime Syndicate....
Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)
Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.
THE MCKINNEY AFFAIR – by Glen Ford and Peter Gamble (tags)
In the aftermath of McKinney’s run-in with a Capitol Hill police officer, we have witnessed an orgy of unadulterated defamation that is actually directed at Black women in general. ...So virulent and shameless have been the attacks on McKinney – spewing caricatures of the six-term lawmaker that reflect whites’ own hallucinatory visions of Black people – it leads us to conclude that racists are conducting a kind of ritual, an exorcism to cast the “militant Black” out of the national polity, once and for all. Disgustingly, a number of Black voices have joined mob, in order to prove that they are reasonable and trustworthy Negroes who won’t intrude on white folks’ illusions of innocence. ...Most distressingly, the McKinney affair dramatically demonstrates that the Congressional Black Caucus has been eviscerated as a body. ...CBC Chair Mel Watt, Nancy Pelosi's poodle, attempted to enforce his mistress's wish that McKinney appear utterly isolated and alone.
Protect Your Rights - Stop Alito's Confirmation (tags)
Take action now to protect your constitutional rights by helping stop Alito's confirmation.
Gay McCarthyism - ''Feel the (Heterophobic) Hate'' (tags)
[To Paul Krugman]: While Googling around the web recently, I stumbled across your Sept. 3 Op-Ed piece on the Republican convention, “Feel the Hate.” I’m not interested in getting into a discussion of what was said about Senator Kerry. But I would like to talk about why Sheri Dew should not have been included in the list of speakers you accused of hate speech. More importantly, I’d like to use this as a case study of the McCarthyesque tactics employed by the gay press.