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Philippines: Stop the killings, stop silencing dissent (tags)
This is the statement of a seven-member delegation of the Progressive Alliance (PA) and the Party of European Socialists (PES) that have visited Manila this week to assess the situation and to demonstrate solidarity in support for democracy in the Philippines. The delegation was hosted by Akbayan Party, a member of Progressive Alliance.
Darkness over the White House (tags)
Trump is rightly criticized by the old elites: trade sanctions against Russia and the EU, fire and fury against North Korea and justification for white fascists Generals have assumed power in the government alongside multi-millionaires.
The World at Risk under Trump (tags)
The US president sounds like a warmonger. When will the inflammatory words trigger a nuclear chain reaction? The Roman emperor Caligula could help in understanding Trump. He allegedly awarded his horse a seat in the Senate
The Great Trump Show (tags)
The bizarre billionaire becomes epic disaster when regulation is demonized, social necessities like food stamps and Medicaid are cut in the hundreds of billions and taxes for corporations are cut in half. The failure of the media was manifest when no one asked about Trump's tax plans.
Philippine President Duterte’s next target: 9-year-old children (tags)
Once, when Rodrigo Duterte got to talking about his anti-drug campaign, he mused about murdering his children. If his son used drugs, he said in April, he would kill him himself.
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.
The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda (tags)
The New York Times' First Profile of Hitler: His Anti-Semitism Is Not as "Genuine or Violent" as It Sounds (1922) http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/the-new-york-times-first-profile-of-hilter.html —The New York Times published its first profile, and explained his demagoguery away. The article, titled "New Popular Idol Rises in Bavaria," begins with several alarming subheadings: "Hitler credited with extraordinary powers of swaying crowds to his will," "forms gray-shirted army... They obey orders implicitly," "Leader a reactionary," "Anti-Red and Anti-Semitic." It then goes on to undermine these charges.
the crisis of the two-party system (tags)
The Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign, along with former attorneys general, Republican as well as Democratic, have bitterly denounced Comey’s action.
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
Washington moves to silence WikiLeaks (tags)
The cutting off of Internet access for Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is one more ugly episode in a US presidential election campaign that has plumbed the depths of political degradation.
What is behind the anti-Russia campaign in the US? (tags)
A major theme of the 2016 US presidential campaign has been the campaign to depict Russia as intent on manipulating the election through cyber warfare.
Philippines: 100 Days of the Duterte Presidency (tags)
This article has been presented and discussed by the leadership and organizers of the Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses - PLM) to mark the coming 100-day anniversary of the Duterte administration. It is a contribution to the discussion among the Left and progressive forces on how to view this administration and the tasks ahead.
Animal Defenders International (ADI) is launching an urgent campaign on World Animal Day (tags)
On World Animal Day, ADI launch campaign to create a South American pact to defend the threatened real life Paddington bear – the Andean bear
BOOT CAMPAIGN’S COMEDY BOOT JAM STARRING “FOUR DAY WEEKEND” HITS STAGE IN FORT WORTH (tags)
BOOT CAMPAIGN’S COMEDY BOOT JAM STARRING “FOUR DAY WEEKEND” HITS STAGE IN FORT WORTH ON OCTOBER 13 TO BENEFIT VETERAN HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS
Philippines: The Contradictions of the Duterte Regime (tags)
Based on a talk delivered at All Leaders Meeting of BMP-Sanlakas-PLM at Claret Parish Church on July 13, 2016.
Bernie Sanders Wins at the End (tags)
Sanders has a quality that gives him an advantage in the US election campaign that is based largely on sympathies: authenticity...The logical consequence of "Not Me.Us" is that the individual fights for improvement of social conditions, not for himself and his personal success.
The Philippines’ New Strongman (tags)
Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian neoliberalism isn’t the answer to poverty and political abuse in the Philippines.
War Within California's 46th CD (tags)
Violence and dirty politics accompany the establishment candidate as he fights to rise past fifth place,
No To Ohio Senator Portman Who Wants Hunting In National Park (tags)
Republican Senator Portman of Ohio tried to privatize Social Security when a Bush operative.
Clinton Delegate Slates Infiltrate Sanders California Campaign (tags)
It has been learned that Hillary Clinton supporters have signed up to run for Sanders delegate slots and are running in groups under the name United4Bernie in some places. Sanders has not endorsed any California delegate slates.
Take Action on Land Day, March 30! (tags)
The Stop the JNF Campaign is calling for activists for Palestinian rights to take action between March 30 (Land Day) and April 18 (Tax Day) to amplify efforts targeting the Jewish National Fund for its role in the ongoing displacement of Palestinians from their land. Stay tuned for our big announcement on Wednesday!
The momentum story: How the Bernie Sanders crowd can still win (tags)
The media and the political class have called it — Bernie Sanders has lost the Democratic Presidential nomination. They are flat wrong, and not for the first time.
Jubilee USA Launches Puerto Rico Radio Spots Ahead of Super Tuesday (tags)
The religious development coalition Jubilee USA is launching radio spots focused on Puerto Rico's debt crisis ahead of "Super Tuesday" presidential primary elections.
Who is the Radical? Bernie Sanders (tags)
Bernie Sanders is the candidate of young voters and sparks a movement in the social media. Sanders is the man of the people and Clinton is the woman of big money. Clinton compares Putin with Hitler. Sanders urges a diplomatic solution of problems. Who is the radical?
Bernie Sanders' Socialist America (tags)
Bernie believes there has been a corporate takeover of American democracy, and this is where he returns to the idea of political revolution. In nearly every speech he makes this clarion call, ...neither he nor any other politician can make the necessary changes alone.
65 Economists Call for QE for People in the Eurozone (tags)
The campaign for Quantitative Easing for People is currently supported by 21 organizations and aims to redirect money created through the QE program to the real economy by either financing public investment spending in the eurozone or by distributing a citizens' dividend to all residents
38 Of The Ways Republicans Steal Elections (tags)
Some of the ways Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Jeb Bush, G H W Bush or many others conspired to steal elections Although the word gerrymander was coined in 1812 after a Bostonian, Gerry Mander, Massachusetts has less vote fraud than red or purple states.
Democracy Now, Military Times, Guardian Articles On Soldiers Refusing To Drop Drones etc (tags)
drones: leaks and links... those who profiteer from them... those wiring children with video games which promote drone killing, bombing of Yemen resumes
Brookings on Russia's Formidable Air and Sea Power (tags)
Baghdad OK's Russia Bombing ISIS in Iraq (tags)
CBS' 60 Minutes Interviews America's Liar-in-Chief (tags)
Irresponsible NYT Putin Bashing (tags)
The Latest NYT Propaganda Piece on Syria (tags)
The Anti-Russian Lying Machine in Action (tags)
Protesters Enact Symbolic "Die In" to Unwelcome Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley (tags)
Over 2000 vibrant protesters from many different Indian American communities joined together outside the SAP Center in San Jose to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Digital India" and Hindutva. They raised many issues with Modi's leadership, ranging from forced conversions to Hinduism, Internet surveillance, arrest of political bloggers, harassment of human rights activists, blind eye to rapes, dispossession of small farmers, rewriting of Indian history, and the 2002 Gujarat massacre.
Rebooting Hillary (tags)
Israel's Failed Anti-Iranian Nuclear Deal Campaign (tags)
Obama's Covert Drone War on Syria (tags)
Fabricated Pentagon Reports on ISIS (tags)
A Postulation (tags)
The following Postulation is intended to remind the world if the lunacy of the fbi (I.E:the 'burro')
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.
Hillary Clinton Wants BDS Campaign Undermined (tags)
Hillary Clinton Warns of Nonexistent Iranian Threat to Israel (tags)
Former Science Ed of London Times: Smallpox Vaccine Triggered Aids (tags)
As Governor Brown, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer have worked to violate the 1st amendment which guarantees religious freedom and to violate the health of children, it's time to examine again the data which indicates the WHO smallpox vaccine spread AIDS around the world.
BDS Effect on Israel's Economy (tags)
UK National Union of Students Joins BDS (tags)
BDS Drops Its Veil: Campus Anti-Semitism (tags)
More anti-Semitism in califronia schools
Dr. Jill Stein for President (tags)
Imagine a presidential candidate not stuffing her pockets and legitimating the status quo of lobbyists writing laws, unending wars, tax evasion by corporations in the Cayman Islands and exploding inequality! Alternatives of community centers and reduced working hours are possible!
34 countries, 17 states represented "100,000 Tweets for Oscar" Campaign Reaches over 500,0 (tags)
Over 500,000 people were reached on January 6, 2015, Oscar's 72nd birthday, as the National Boricua Human Rights Network and La Respuesta coordinated the "Social Media Campaign for Oscar López."
Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid (tags)
CT Repub. Candidate Tom Foley's Role As G W Bush's Biggest Crony During the Iraq War (tags)
Like Paul Bremer, 'czar' in Iraq with his famous executive order 19 preventing Iraqi farmers from saving their own crop seeds, Tom Foley did the bidding of Bush and Kissinger in Iraq.
The State of Reform in the Philippines (tags)
Akbayan on Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address
Political Thriller Citizen Koch Premieres in Los Angeles (tags)
Citizen Koch director Carl Deal joined a political panel moderated by Lauren Steiner following Friday night’s theatrical premiere at the Sundance Sunset Cinema.
Mayor Garcetti Supports Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins the American Federation of Musicians in calling on film production companies to end their practice of offshoring film scoring jobs.
Supreme Court Rules for Big Money (tags)
Venezuela - wag the dog (tags)
CHILE 1973 IN REPLAY
1,000 Days and Counting (tags)
Beltway Bandit Named Senior Obama Adviser (tags)
Double Injustice (tags)
The UAW Takes One Step Forward, and One Backward (tags)
Trying to rebound off the ropes, where it has been pummeled for the past several decades, The United Auto Workers (UAW) has launched an aggressive organizing campaign in the South, in line with an AFL-CIO resolution emphasizing organizing there, where unionization rates are weak across the board.
Fast Food Workers Win a Union…through Zoolidarity (tags)
Union members have watched in awe as fast food workers struck over the last year, calling for “$15 and a union.” Despite the slogan, however, the prevailing wisdom has been that union recognition isn’t really the goal; that’s too hard against giant employers insulated by a layer of franchises, with a part-time and transient workforce.
Decriminalizing Bashar al Assad: Towards a more effective anti-war movement (tags)
Building a phoney case for imperialist regime change is, of course, not unusual. What is really curious is that the leadership of the anti-war movement in the west – the people whose clear responsibility is to build the widest possible opposition to war on Syria – has been actively participating in the propaganda and demonisation campaign. Whilst opposing direct military strikes, they have nonetheless given consistent support to the regime change operation that such strikes are meant to consummate.
Congressional Candidacy Responds to Earth in Crisis (tags)
Veteran Earth First! organizer, pioneering anti-GMO direct action activist, and medical marijuana protester Congressional candidate Andy Caffrey opens 2014 campaign office and Earth First! event center in Humboldt County.
Inculcating stupidity: Syria and Edward Snowden (tags)
The Edward Snowden affair and the subsequent media campaign in the Guardian and the Washington Post and other NATO psy-warfare media outlets coincide with the shamelessly deceitful media campaign justifying a military assault against the government of Syria and thus too against the Resistance alliance of Syria, Iran and Hizbollah contesting the Occupation of Palestine. Obviously, it is too much to suggest that the Edward Snowden affair was deliberately contrived so as to provide a progressive propaganda alibi to corporate and alternative media advocating yet another imperialist aggression – this time against Syria. For people outside North America and Europe, the internal spat within the West's ruling élites offers little of interest. Very clearly, almost the entire Western corporate and alternative media network operates on the basis of psychological warfare criteria ultimately at the service of the imperialist tendencies of their countries' societies and the aggressive élites that control them. Like that of their corporate counterparts, the role of the West's supposedly alternative or progressive media, and the similarly funded non-governmental sector, is to provide a moral alibi for their countries' imperialist crimes against humanity.
What Can We Learn from 25 Years of Jobs with Justice? (tags)
It’s no secret that the last 30 years have seen a brutal corporate assault on U.S. workers. Incomes and union membership rates have plummeted, unemployment is soaring, and the two corporate parties have joined forces to go after our previously untouchable historic gains.
David Curtis launches campaign for Sec. of State, California (tags)
David Curtis launches his campaign for Secretary of State, California at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood.
Victory! Colombia Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban (tags)
The Colombian Congress today passed Bill 244,2012 to end the use of wild animals in both static and traveling circuses, after a six-year public campaign following the release of critical evidence of animal suffering collected by investigators from Animal Defenders International (ADI).
How Ratliff Won (tags)
clips from a blog post about an underfunded teacher beat out a well funded up-and-coming politician
IRS Scandal: More Than Meets the Eye (tags)
Divestment Fails at UC Santa barbara (tags)
The anti-Israel Lobby pushes BDS at the University of California
Proposition C (tags)
It's almost hidden on the ballot, but it's worth considering. It's a flawed proposition, and probably "toothless", but worth voting for.
Philippine Senator Guingona’s mom hurt in NPA attack (tags)
Guingona, mother of Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, was returning with a six-member escort from a town fiesta in Alatagan when they were “ambushed” by the rebels
End 41 years of cruel and inhuman solitary confinement for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 (tags)
Below is a new statement, just released by Robert H. King urging people to support Amnesty International's newly-launched campaign supporting Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3. This month, Woodfox's conviction was overturned by US District Court Judge James Brady. In response Amnesty International has launched an online action campaign urging Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell not to appeal this ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court.
Philippines: Revilla’s backing won’t sway Teddy Casiño (tags)
SAN PEDRO, Laguna—Independent senatorial candidate Teddy Casiño on Monday said the endorsement he received from Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. should not be construed as an indication that he would be joining the political party of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Radical Campaign Promises and John Carlos' Visit to LA (tags)
Hear the campaign promises of a radical activist running for LA city council and hear John Carlos, '68 Olympic Athlete, talk about endorsing this activist
Drawing Attention to Dolphin Slaughter, Japan, and the 2020 Olympics (tags)
Demonstrations occurred in 46 cities around the world. The message to the International Olympic Committee: don't award the 2020 Olympics to Japan. The cruel dolphin drives in Taiji serve Japan's meat industry and provide slave entertainment to marine parks worldwide. .......... The Japanese people are not the target--many of them are protesting this problem, too.
Akbayan takes poll campaign to Filipino-Americans (tags)
LOS ANGELES—Akbayan’s Rep. Walden Bello began a campaign tour of Filipino American communities to raise support for his party and President Benigno Aquino III’s common reform agenda in the coming May elections.
Robert D. Skeels: a community candidate for LAUSD School Board (tags)
Bloomberg's $1 Million for the right-wing Coalition for School Reform's corporate slush fund insults District 2 voters. Our community deserves self determination free from outside millionaire interference.
Is The “Democracy Initiative” What We Need? (tags)
Last December, at the National Education Association headquarters in Washington, D.C., leaders from a variety of progressive organizations such as Greenpeace, the NAACP and the Communication Workers of America met with the intention of beginning a national campaign to, in the words of Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll, “remake American politics.”
What is the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Campaign? (tags)
Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to eradicate illegal drugs, the abuse and criminality which derivates from them.
Mega-developer H. Whittemore Remains Under Indictment for FEC Violations (tags)
In new documents, government lawyers challenged embattled developer Harvey Whittemore’s claims that the federal charges against him for allegedly making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., should be thrown out.
Raising Money for Killers (tags)
Philippines - Makabayan adopts 5 senatorial bets from 2 major slates (tags)
Political alliances for next year’s elections just got stranger after Senate candidates of the two major coalitions received the endorsement of a 3.8-million-strong left-leaning umbrella group that is fielding its own senatorial candidate as well.
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.
The Villaraigosa and García machine's perfect gerrymander (tags)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAUSD President Mónica García intentionally redrew the District 2 maps to remove the a large base of support from social justice schoolboard candidates.
Alexander/Mendoza: Seniors Give Voters a Choice in California Election (tags)
Maggie Phair, 83-years-old played an integral role in organizing the write-in campaign effort, and Ann Alexander, 88-years-old followed the campaign volunteers to assure that all the write-in petitions were completed and notarized. On Tuesday, the California Secretary of State contacted the Alexander/Mendoza campaign with the good news: “The petitions are certified and the campaign is qualified for write-in.”
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.
Pro-Romney Right Wing Judge Rules for Sheriff Arpaio (tags)
Arpaio-style Law in Future for U.S. With Romney appointments.
United Voices of Pomona Demands Mayor's Resignation (tags)
Monday, October 15, 2012
POMONA - The community organization United Voices of Pomona continued its protest against the approved waste transfer station, and added to its demands the mayor's resignation. The Los Angeles district attorney filed charges filed against one of Mayor Rothman's donors, alleging that Alfredo Solis, the owner of Western Recycling, had laundered $15,000 in contributions to Rothman's 2008 mayoral campaign through acquaintances.1 This latest scandal propelled the United Voices to demand Rothman's resignation, declaring, "we don't want trash money running our city."
Cindy Sheehan Speaks at Reception in San Diego (tags)
For four years, from her emergence as an anti-war activist following the death of her son Casey in combat in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan was a hero among liberals and Democrats for her attempts to hold then-President George W. Bush to account for starting the Iraq war and taking her son's life in vain. Then she ran for Congress against Democratic icon Nancy Pelosi and made it clear she held both major parties responsible for the war and the rest of America's ills. Now she's Roseanne Barr's running mate in the Peace and Freedom Party's Presidential campaign, running on a socialist platform that says education, housing and health care are human rights.
Will 2012 be the Final Election of Lesser Evilism? (tags)
Just when the Obama campaign couldn’t appear any less inspiring, Paul Ryan was put forth as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Suddenly team Obama was supplied with enough political munitions to scare every last American over the possible Ryan destruction of Medicare, Medicaid, cuts to Social Security and the various other evils inherent in his proposed national budget. Consequently, many Liberals and Leftists across the spectrum are now focused on preaching the horrors of a Republican presidential victory and thus the necessity of re-electing Obama.
US Socialist Stewart Alexander Leaves the PFP (tags)
I have met many wonderful and dedicated activists throughout my experience with the Peace and Freedom Party, and hope to maintain many of those friendships in the upcoming years. While my position with regard to this past weekend's PFP Convention may be unpopular, I feel obliged to express the motivation behind my resignation. My commitment to the Peace and Freedom Party extends as far as the Party's commitment to socialism.
What I learned from the Peace & Freedom Party Convention (tags)
I quickly realized that I needed to use this experience to motivate me and to understand that our movement will be challenged from those outside the movement and from within. We will not be deterred, and our fight towards socialism will continue. We will continue to build our party and build our cause. We will continue to build coalitions. We will continue to embrace other socialist organizations and work closer with each other. And personally, I will continue to work diligently with the Stewart Alexander campaign, with my Local and others, and hopefully work closer with the FSP and other organizations that truly embrace socialist values.
Incentive package attracts TL 5.5 bln in investment in 40 days (tags)
Turkey has received 480 project proposals worth TL 5.5 billion since the introduction of a new incentive package on June 19 designed to attract both foreign and domestic investment to the country.
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.
The Disclose Act vote today: Legislation to prevent anonymous campaign donations (tags)
The Senate has failed to advance legislation that would require independent groups to disclose the names of contributors who give more than $10,000 for use in political campaigns.
RI Regains Mexican Presidency (tags)
Whittemore indicted on conduit contribution charges, lying to FBI (tags)
Nevada mega-developer Harvey Whittemore was indicted Weds. for illegal conduit campaign contributions to Senator Harry Reid from the Wingfield Co. (shared with another mega-developer Albert Seeno). It is understood that these contributions were to allow Wingfield's Coyote Springs housing development to proceed despite violating numerous environmental laws and requiring the contruction of the $15 billion SNWA pipeline from the rural districts 300 miles to the north.
Recall Mónica García Press Conference (tags)
Activists Announce the Recall Campaign of LAUSD President Mónica García
Freedom Socialist Candidate for U.S. President tours California in April (tags)
Stephen Durham, who is vying for the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) nomination in the California June presidential primary, will campaign in the state from April 12 to May 2. He will speak at several public appearances in and around LA between April 20 and May 2.
April 7: Day of Action Against Human Trafficking (tags)
On April 7, 2012 the Radical Feminists of San Diego will mobilize a direct action in solidarity with 2012’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign on a local, national and global level to demand the abolition of human trafficking, the modern-day form of slavery. The event will start at noon on the southeast corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Boulevard in North Park.
Falling In Line (tags)
It is easy to get sucked into the ups and downs of elections. This year's presidential campaign is no different. The idea it's anybody's race and can go any way at any time gets played over and over for us like a two song playlist on repeat and shuffle. Except this two song playlist has added live commentary telling us every time that there is the distinct possibility the song could end up differently than we pretty much already know it will end up. We keep hearing in convincing fashion there is still the chance it could go differently this time. Yet if we've been paying attention we may see... well a distinct pattern perhaps.
BTL:Critics Say Kony 2012 Campaign Offers Inappropriate Response to Central Africa's Compl (tags)
Interview with Kambale Musavuli, national spokesperson and student coordinator with Friends of the Congo, conducted by Scott Harris
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.
Socialists protest exclusion from California primary (tags)
When California Secretary of State Debra Bowen released the names of presidential candidates to be listed on the ballot for the June 5 state primary, she omitted two of four candidates submitted by the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) electoral coalition: Stephen Durham of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Peta Lindsay of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).
News conference to announce plans to sue Cal. Secty. of State, Wed. 2/29, 10am, Sacramento (tags)
To announce plans by a Freedom Socialist Party attorney to sue Secretary of State Debra Bowen to reinstate Stephen Durham to the Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary ballot. Speakers on behalf of the Peace and Freedom Party, National Lawyers Guild, Radical Women, the L.A. March 4th Committee to Defend Public Education and Social Services and others will also testify to growing public support for socialists on the ballot.
Lindsay/Osorio Campaign Announces 10-point Program (tags)
The Party for Socialism and Liberation is running Peta Lindsay for President and Yari Osorio for Vice-President in 2012. The campaign recently announced a 10-point program
BTL: Sierra Club Secretly Took $26 million from Natural Gas Industry for Campaign Against (tags)
Interview with Bruce Hamilton, deputy executive director of the Sierra Club, conducted by Scott Harris
U.S. Election 2012: State of the Union Address – Too Little Too Late (tags)
Obama’s State of the Union – Too Little Too Late, Response by Stewart Alexander for the Socialist Party USA and the Alexander/Mendoza 2012 Campaign
Election 2012- Former Green Governor Candidate Endorses Stewart Alexander for President (tags)
Deacon Alexander has agreed to assist Alexander’s presidential campaign in Los Angeles and throughout California. Alexander’s campaign is presently seeking volunteers who are ready to help build a left progressive movement for working people. Stewart Alexander says, “I am glad to have the ‘Deacon’ on board.”
Britain’s sports stars at the service of war propaganda (tags)
Sadly, world-famous sportsmen like Andy Murray, David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Wilkinson are deeply complicit in genocidal wars.
Anti-labor SF Voters Support Republican-endorsed Mayor Lee’s Pension Destruction (tags)
Elections simply confirm the class struggle that has preceded them and it is clear from the San Francisco election results for November 8, 2011 that the needs and interests of the workingclass are held in total contempt with the electorate’s support of Proposition C, one of 2 anti-city worker pension destruction propositions placed on the ballot by Democrats.
BTL:Failure of Congressional Super Committee May Be Best Outcome to Protect Social Safety (tags)
Interview with Eric Kingson, co-director of Strengthen Social Security Campaign, conducted by Scott Harris
Refund California Action Results in 11 Arrests. (tags)
First Major Arrests of Occupy LA Associated Protesters Photo Set 1 of 2
Stop the AFP's red-baiting and intimidation against progressives (tags)
Since 2001, the Philippine government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have been trying, but have so far failed, to stop us and our parties from representing the marginalized and underrepresented sectors in Congress. Now that we are running for the Senate, they are becoming more desperate in trying to prevent us from serving our people and pursuing the politics of change.
Presidential Candidate Alexander picks Darcy Richardson and Steve Trager for 2012 (tags)
Today, Stewart Alexander announced that Darcy Richardson from Florida will serve as his national policy advisor, and Steve Trager from Ohio will serve as his regional campaign director. Both Darcy Richardson and Steve Trager have been activists on the political left for more than two decades. Alexander says he would seek former U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson to step in as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. ?We need a Federal Reserve Chairman that will help steer the nation out of this depression; I want Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke out and Alan Grayson in.?
ILPS Condemns US, NATO and puppet forces for their barbaric attacks on the people of Libya (tags)
We, the International League of Peoples? Struggle (ILPS), condemn in the strongest terms the US, NATO and their puppet forces for their barbaric military campaign against the people in the whole of Libya since several months ago and in Tripoli currently. The combination of escalated NATO air bombardments and ground movement of Libyan puppet forces and NATO special forces against Tripoli since 20 August aims to deliver the final blow on the Gaddafi regime.
BTL:International Human Rights Groups Campaign to Stop Georgia Execution of Troy Davis (tags)
Interview with Laura Moye, Death Penalty abolition campaign director at Amnesty International USA, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Five Minutes of Geography ? (tags)
The late Lenny Bruce once joked that the radical Right's fears about ? shock! ? sex education in the public schools were unfounded because schoolkids weren't going to come home and tell their parents, "Today at school we learned five minutes of geography and ten minutes of cocksucking." The modern-day radical Right's campaign to get rid of SB 48, a bill recently passed by the California legislature to require middle and high schools to teach the role and contributions of Queer Americans (along with Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities), is driven by a similar paranoia and a disbelief that there even are such things as Queer people ? and so far the Queer community's response to the attack on SB 48 is all too faithfully copied from the losing campaign against Proposition 8: a "coalition" made up mostly of straight people and a whiny argument about how we supposedly need "role models" to keep from drinking, drugging or suiciding.
Veterans for Peace Solicit Donations for Homeless on 9/11 Anniversary (tags)
Members of the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice and the San Diego Veterans for Peace (SDVFP) staged an alternative commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Balboa Park, at which SDVFP solicited donations for their "Compassion Campaign." This involves asking people to donate $35 to buy a sleeping bag, poncho and carrying bag for a homeless person. They've already helped out 700 people, many of them veterans, and need your help to do more.
SB 48 Referendum: THE Epic Struggle for Queer Rights in California (tags)
Roland Palencia, executive director of the Queer lobbying group Equality California (EQCA), calls the radical Right's attempt to get rid of the FAIR Education Act, also known as SB 48, "the greatest threat in years to LGBT [Queer] Californians." The Act adds Queer people, people with disabilities and Pacific Islanders to the list of communities whose "role and contributions" to American and Californian history and society must be acknowledged in lessons and textbooks used by the California public schools. Radical-Right activists, including some of the same people who successfully eliminated marriage equality in California via Proposition 8, plan to make it a referendum on the very existence and legitimacy of the Queer community and will likely wage an ugly campaign based on many negative stereotypes of Queer people. Palencia's group is fighting back by setting up a broad, mostly non-Queer coalition, and he, EQCA regional field director George Zander and openly Queer San Diego Unified School District board member Kevin Beiser spoke at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club August 25 to mobilize its members to join the campaign and help organize the grand coalition.
BTL:Obama Adopts GOP Agenda, Offers Deep Cuts in Social Safety Net Programs to Get Debt Ce (tags)
Interview with Richard Eskow, senior fellow with Campaign for America's Future, conducted by Scott Harris
The Labor Movement in Portland, Oregon, Takes a Step Forward (tags)
On only the second sunny weekend of the year in Portland, Oregon, 60 plus labor activists decided to spend their Saturday at the Electricians union hall (IBEW Local 48), at the United Labor Strategy Meeting ? an event unlike any other happening in the country. What made the meeting unique was both its perspective and the diversity of unions that participated.
Anti-war activist Brian, who camped out in London's Parliament Square since 2001, has died (tags)
Peace campaigner Brian Haw has sadly passed away in hospital in Germany after a long battle with lung cancer. Brian Haw's demonstration for peace at London?s Parliament Square started in June 2001 and thus pre-dates the September 11th attacks and the US led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. His protest was initially against the injustice and suffering caused to the people of Iraq by the UN economic sanctions and the bombing of the country by the US and UK.
OBAMA MUST FULFILL HIS PROMISE ON IMMIGRATION- EPCC (tags)
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas again promised a ?comprehensive immigration reform? and a ?pathways to citizenship? to get Latino votes in the campaign for the coming 2011 elections. The EPCC stated that ? the EPCC is happy that the president and the Democratic Party is working to make their promise a reality. But he must do it now or before the election year, or else he will lose more popular votes?
BTL:Plutonium Found in Soil Near Stricken Japanese Nuclear Complex; Groups Demand Radiatio (tags)
Interview with Tom Clements, Southeastern nuclear campaign coordinator with the environmental group Friends of the Earth, conducted by Scott Harris
Phillip Anschutz and Mayor Villaraigosa's corporate candidate Luiz Sanchez cheating again? (tags)
Just when you think corporate LAUSD hopeful Luis Sanchez couldn't be more unscrupulous and scandalous, he surprises with ever more deplorable acts of ignominy. This time around -- illegal fund-raising!
People's Poetry Benefit for Jeremy Marks (tags)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - For the sixth consecutive year, the Community Rights Campaign, an initiative of the Labor/Community Strategy Center, held a night of youth expression of poetic resistance at the NoHo Actor's Studio. A standing-room audience, predominantly made up of youth of color, took part in the evening's poetry recital and open mic, which doubled as a fundraiser for the legal defense of Jeremy Marks, an 18-year-old arrested by Los Angeles Schools Police Department and charged with attempting lynching for filming an act of brutality by a member of the department against a fellow student.
GILLIAN ANDERSON NARRATES UNIQUE FILM OF UNCONTACTED INDIANS (tags)
Movie star Gillian Anderson has launched Survival International’s new campaign to protect some of the world’s last uncontacted tribes with an extraordinary new film.
The Grover Norquist Project at Pacifica Radio (tags)
Whistleblowers as far back as 2005 warned that KPFA's budgets were not sustainable. Why were the warnings repeatedly disregarded?
Political Prisoner Ahmad Sa'adat Update (tags)
The Nation joins the campaign against Julian Assange (tags)
“Feminist opinion—as the Assange case and the Polanski affair before it have demonstrated—has become one of the means of legitimizing the suppression of nonconformists and political dissidents, and of changing the subject from the great social issues, above all, class oppression and social inequality, to stale and self-pitying concerns. Those supervising the attack against Assange are no doubt congratulating themselves on its clever design. Mounting it in the guise of a campaign against the sexual molestation of women… how else could such a filthy operation, with its threat of a sweeping assault on democratic rights, be mounted and even legitimized today? The powers that be know the Pollitts of this world, and the Nation. The magazine’s editor, Katrina vanden Heuvel, is, after all, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a leading ruling class think tank whose membership has included numerous CIA directors, along with dozens of US generals and admirals.”
The persecution of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange (tags)
"The documents obtained by WikiLeaks—only a small fraction of which have been released so far—help expose what is a permanent conspiracy against the democratic rights of the world’s population: from covering up US bombings of civilians in Yemen, to working behind the scenes to obstruct the prosecution of CIA agents guilty of torture, to spying on UN officials in violation of international treaties. Those who are leading the campaign against WikiLeaks are themselves responsible for horrific atrocities. In the face of allegations from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that WikiLeaks had placed lives in danger, Assange gave an appropriate response in an interview with Time magazine. WikiLeaks, he noted, “has never caused an individual … to come to any sort of physical harm or to be wrongly imprisoned and so on. That is a record compared to the organizations that we are trying to expose who have literally been involved in the deaths of hundreds or thousands or, potentially over the course of many years, millions.”
The Windy City Makes Waves for Peace, Equity and Justice in Palestine (tags)
important Chicago activism
Get Out the Vote for Stephen Whitburn! (tags)
Openly Gay County Supervisor candidate Stephen Whitburn made an impassioned plea for help in the last five days before the election at the October 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, of which he used to be president. Whitburn talked about the barrage of nasty hit-mail pieces Republican campaign groups are sending out against him at the last minute but also said that's an indication that they don't have a grass-roots campaign. Whitburn is seeking to become the first Democrat to serve on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 16 years.
KARL ROVE & HIS ELITE $$ CABAL HAVE CORRUPTED OUR ELECTION$ WITH SECRET SLUSH $$$ (tags)
LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS WANTS ALL OUR AMERICAN VOTERS FROM ALL VARIOUS POLITICAL PERSUASIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS SINISTER KARL ROVE CABAL HAVE ATTEMPTED TO IMPOSE ON OUR CURRENT & FUTURE U.S. ELECTION$.
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$$$$$....
THE NEW GEORGE BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE ~ ELITE'S CORRUPTED 911 AMERICAN ELECTION SCHEME .... (tags)
THIS WELL PLANNED SCHEME OF THIS BEHIND THE SCENE CABAL OF WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRES HAS UNLEASHED A FRONTAL ATTACK ON OUR WHOLE AMERICAN ELECTIVE PROCESS.
WALL STREET ~ BANKERS TARP BAILOUT TAX $$ COMING BACK 2 CA IN MEG WHITMANS MEDIA BUY$ ?? (tags)
HAS MEG WHITMAN CO~MINGLED TARP BAILOUT TAXPAYERS $$ IN HER CAMPAIGN ???
Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend (tags)
Openly Gay Democrat Stephen Whitburn is challenging 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In what's expected to be a “Republican year,” Whitburn is hoping voter disgust with ALL incumbents will boost his campaign. He's already won the endorsement of the San Diego Firefighters' Union — who backed Roberts in all his previous campaigns — largely because the all-Republican Board, out of partisan distaste for the Obama administration, turned down federal stimulus money that could have upgraded the county's ability to deal with San Diego's endemic wildfires.
WED 9/8: LA to Launch Divest from Israel CA Ballot Initiative (tags)
Californians committed to peace and justice for Palestine-Israel will launch the statewide campaign of California ballot Initiative 10-0020 with a signing ceremony in front of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Although California has adopted policies requiring divestment from Sudan, Iran and other nations, this is the first ballot measure in the nation aimed at changing Israeli policies through divestment by State agencies. It directs California’s large public employee and teacher pension funds to be consistent with their responsible investing policies and to divest from companies that violate the human rights of Palestinians. The description provided by the office of the Attorney General when it approved the measure for circulation last week says that the initiative “prohibits state retirement funds from investing in companies engaged in certain business activities in Israel.”
WILL AMERICAN GAYS BE ABLE 2 ABORT KARL ROVES BILLIONAIRES $$ PLANS ??? (tags)
GAY RIGHTS & ABORTION RIGHTS ARE GETTING A REAL WAKE UP CALL FROM KARL ROVES BILLIONAIRES NEW $$ AGENDA 4 THEIR FUTURE ELITE AMERICA.
LA People's Campaign Kick-off Sat 8-7-0 (tags)
Kick-off Campaign to run working-class candidates for public office in LA.
Sri Lanka Crushing of the Tigers, A Lesson for Noynoy Aquino III? (tags)
If the Aquino administration is to deliver on its promise to crush the decades-long insurgencies in the Philippines by 2013, it might be worthwhile to study Sri Lanka’s success in defeating terrorism. On July 3, newly appointed military Chief of Staff Ricardo David Jr. said the Aquino government hopes to crush the communist New People’s Army and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front by 2013. Three years may appear overly ambitious given the experience of former President Gloria Arroyo in 2006, when her government vowed—but failed—to end the twin insurgencies before her term ended on June 30.
‘8: The Mormon Proposition”: Two Movies in One (tags)
Director Reed Cowan’s film “8: The Mormon Proposition” is really two movies in one. It’s an exposé of the Mormon church’s role in passing California’s same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, at the polls in November 2008 and also a stunning tale of how a church that has institutionalized anti-Queer bigotry wreaks its vengeance against hapless Queer youth from Mormon families who, as part of their belief system, feel duty-bound to drive out their Queer kids and abandon them to homelessness, drug use, prostitution or suicide.
Analysis of the RP 2010 Electiion by Prof. Jose Ma. Sison (tags)
The conduct of the 2010 elections shows the rottenness of the US-dominated ruling system of big compradors and landlords. It was a process dominated by the coalitions, parties and candidates of the reactionary ruling classes. Beforehand, it excluded the leaders of the working people who were repressed or who were without campaign funds. It was merely a personality-based contest of the political agents of the same exploiting classes. They did not offer any strong differences in terms of program. They mouthed slogans against poverty and corruption and the need for change. But they said nothing about overcoming the three monsters of foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism which exploit, impoverish and oppress the people. They gave no serious attention to the worsening crisis of the domestic ruling system and the world capitalist system.
PHILIPPINES: Sabotaging the path to the strategic stalemate (tags)
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has spent a tremendous amount of manpower, financial and materials resources in the electoral campaign, in the process forging a tactical alliance with the landlord-bureaucrat capitalist Manuel Villar, the Nacionalista Party--and indirectly with the family of the late fascist puppet dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Meet Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Laura Wells in L.A., May 22, 2010 (tags)
Laura Wells is running an active statewide Green Party campaign for Governor with two key goals: To bring into the public discourse policy options that neither "Titanic party" candidate will touch and To continue building the Green Party into a viable major party, anticipating and helping bring about the day when there will be a major shift in our state's and our country's political landscape.
California Governor’s Race: Democrats, Republicans and Socialists Take on Meg Whitman (tags)
Last month, Goldman Sachs was hit with fraud and corruption charges by the SEC and top board members of the Wall Street financial giant had to testify before Congress. Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner has been exposing Whitman’s ties to Goldman Sachs while many Democrats, unions, labor groups and concerned citizens are demanding that Whitman share her involvement in the Goldman Sachs scandal; Whitman has remained silent.
RP Elections Update, May 2010 (tags)
With eleven days to the election day in the Philippines, the campaign heats up to the finish in the United States. - In Los Angeles, the BANTAY PILIPINAS, an election watch dog for the Philippines, held a forum debate last April 21 in Kapistahan Grill in Historic Filipinotown attended by spokespersons of the candidates. The debate was very civil but was heated. More than a hundred people attended the forum. The Villar camp was represented by Bobby Reyes, Teodoro by muralist Eliseo Art Silva, Eddie Villanueva by union leader Jay Valencia and Linda Cross, Aquino by Atty. Terry Herrera and Binay by Errol Santos. The moderators for the event was Austin Baul and Cheryl Zarate ably assisted by Cory Esguerra, Cilla Esguerra, Emily Chan and Wendy Natividad.
Feds Ask Questions about GEO Group, Formally Known as Wackenhut Prison Deal (tags)
According to our source the feds may be searching to see if Sansom received any kickbacks from the company. GEO Group, formally known as Wackenhut, gave Sansom’s campaign 500 hundred dollars for his 2007 campaign.
Deciphering the media campaign against Nicaragua Sugar Estates and the Pellas Group (tags)
A stone in the shoe In a recent article, the most conspicuous organizer of ANAIRC´s disinformation campaign against Nicaragua Sugar and the Pellas Group (Grupo Pellas) and the boycott against Flor de Caña finally decided to make an incursion into a new territory, without completely abandoning his repetitive disparaging epithets, in an attempt to give a new appearance to ANAIRC’s claims and make them seem serious. Let’s carefully examine what this is all about.
Human Rights Before Trade Rules (tags)
Bread for the World shows that a fundamentally different trade and economic policy oriented in human rights is possible and very necessary. Many rich countries subsidize their farmers so their foodstuffs can be produced below the real costs and sold cheaply on the world market.
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Imelda Marcos bids for seat as Philippine race begins (tags)
Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has launched her campaign for a seat in parliament, as the country's congressional race formally began.
Over 50 Attend Whitburn Fundraiser in Hillcrest March 28 (tags)
Stephen Whitburn, openly Gay candidate for the Fourth Supervisorial District in San Diego County, held a fundraiser for his campaign Sunday, March 28 at the Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest. Despite vicious attacks from supposedly “progressive” media outlets in both the straight and Queer communities, the event was a success, drawing more than 50 people who roared their support for Whitburn's opposition to the proposed Merriam Mountains development — a plan to blast off the tops of mountains to build houses on them — and the practice of Supervisors to accept gifts from individuals, organizations and corporations who directly benefit from the Board's decisions.
California Co-op rejects BDS (tags)
Another set back for BDS activists
CPP-NPA Permit to Campaign Fees: Fundraising or Opportunism? (tags)
The Philippine Left and the 2010 Elections The issue of the New Peoples Army collecting ‘permit to campaign fees’ (euphemistically named ‘revolutionary taxes’ by the Communist Party of the Philippines) from capitalist traditional politicians (trapo or rug) wanting to campaign in NPA strongholds has once again resurfaced in the lead-up to the May 2010 elections. The fees buy these trapo politicians a ‘permit to campaign’ in NPA areas. According to a February 5 Dateline news report, documents obtained from an NPA leader arrested in January this year, pegs the taxes from P30 million for a presidential candidate to P5000 for a candidate for local council. It’s a well-known ‘secret’ in the left that this practice of tax collection during elections is a lucrative source of fundraising for the CPP-NPA.
Governor Candidate Alexander: California Governor’s Seat Could Cost $200 Million (tags)
Republican billionaire Meg Whitman has stated that she will spend up to $150 million of her own money to be governor and Republican Steve Poizner wrote a $15 million check as down payment on the governor’s office. The un-contended Democrat, Attorney General Jerry Brown is hoping to challenge Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner with the backing of casinos, unions and third party committees.
David Root Writes Stewart Alexander for California Governor (tags)
David Root Writes Stewart Alexander for California Governor
2010 Philippine Election Campaign Heats Up in the US (tags)
Supporters of different presidential candidates stepped up their campaign of support for their respective presidential candidates in the United States as the formal campaign period started in the Philippines on March 7. -- In Southern California, Villar supporters led by the Pimentel group known as TROPANG VILLAR are also held their fundraiser in Duarte, California last Friday, March 5. They were supported by Filipino and American realtors and relatives of Villar in the Los Angeles area. They were heartened by the latest news that Villar is on a statistical tie with Aquino according to latest survey results.
PHILIPPINES - Deny the "Arroyo 5" (tags)
Akbayan party-list launches campaign to deny the premier political family power in the 2010 elections
Fernando Lopez: Marriage Equality Activist Looks to the Future (tags)
San Diego marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez discusses his own relationship history, his involvement with Marriage Equality USA, the heartbreak of the Proposition 8 defeat and his own critique of the No on 8 strategy, the current Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and his outlook for the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S. A longer version of the interview published in the February-March 2010 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.
From the Campaign Trail (tags)
Curtis for Governor campaign begins.
FIL-AM CAMPAIGN HEATS UP IN THE US AS ELECTION SEASON BEGINS (tags)
As the official election campaign begins for the Philippine presidential campaign for May 2010 elections last January 10, the Filipino-American campaign intramurals heats up in the United States. The NoyMar ( For Senators Benigno Aquino Jr. and Mar Roxas Liberal party). The current front runners in the Philippines, announced its activities for the campaign
NDF-Mindanao Hits AFP's "Four Aces" (tags)
Pesante News today learned that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Southern Mindanao hits the reactionary Philippine Army's stresses for 2010 calling them mere euphemism for a more vicious campaign against the Filipino people and the revolutionary movement. The fascist Philippine Army's recently pronounced four ACEs -- Army's Concern for the Environment, Army's Concern for Engineering, Army's Combat Excellence and Advocacy for Credible Elections -- is only a preliminary propaganda purveyed by its chief, the notorious Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit. Bangit, the most favored among Ms. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's bootlicking generals, is groomed to replace current AFP chief of staff Gen. Victor Ibrado. Bangit from PMA Class 1978is now posturing himself to strengthen his bid for the AFP's highest position and dispel well-founded views that he will be playing a crucial role in perpetuating Mrs. Arroyo in power. His first attempt is to deodorize his unit's notorious record of human rights violations and electoral fraud. Despite Bangit's putting-his-best-foot-forward move, the Filipino people smell the stink of the Philippine Army's four ACEs. Its ballyhooed Advocacy for Credible Elections is nothing but a machination by the reactionary AFP to push its devious game plan of ensuring Mrs. Arroyo's victory in the upcoming GRP elections and continue her hold on power.
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.
Raging for 16 Days and Renewing Our Commitment to 365 Days of Activism (tags)
AF3IRM/GABNet/Mariposa Alliance Statement on Human Rights Day:
Campaign Demands NBA Discipline Clippers Owner and Condemn Racist Housing Discrimination (tags)
A new online petition and video released today urges the NBA to discipline Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling. The campaign, launched by Tenants Together, a statewide coalition of tenants in California, follows the announcement last week by the U.S. Department of Justice of the largest settlement ever obtained in a rental housing discrimination case.
Rivers Casino's Union Busting FEAR Tactics (tags)
Did Rivers Casino Security Officers vote against unionization or did they Fall Victim to Jackson & Lewis Union-Busting FEAR and Intimidation Tactics?
STP Typhoon Relief Operation Gains Support in Key US Cities, Relief Drive Extended (tags)
he Sagip Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) campaign gained massive support among different communities in the US . As of October 16, organizers have collected and sorted out an equivalent of 170 boxes of clothing, canned goods, shoes, bottled water and other materials. This is on top of around 250 boxes that People’s CORE facilitated to send to the Philippines through another organization in LA. The GABNET Los Angeles has sent 52 Boxes to the GWP group in the Philippines. Pledges, cash and check donations totaled around $ 10,000—meant mainly to purchase medicines and supplies in the Philippines for medical missions. STP collection centers like DAMAYAN Migrant Workers in New York and People’s CORE in Los Angeles have been flooded with material donations and phone calls throughout the day from ordinary people who were willing to help in any way.
4th Week Of Clinic Defense Continues Against 40 Days Group (tags)
The Vigil Continues at Downtown L.A. Adjacent Family Planning Clinic
STP Typhoon Relief Operation Gains Support in Key US Cities, Relief Drive Extended (tags)
The Sagip Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) campaign gained massive support among different communities in the US . As of October 16, organizers have collected and sorted out an equivalent of 170 boxes of clothing, canned goods, shoes, bottled water and other materials. This is on top of around 250 boxes that People’s CORE facilitated to send to the Philippines through another organization in LA. The GABNET Los Angeles has sent 52 Boxes to the GWP group in the Philippines. Pledges, cash and check donations totaled around $ 10,000—meant mainly to purchase medicines and supplies in the Philippines for medical missions. STP collection centers like DAMAYAN Migrant Workers in New York and People’s CORE in Los Angeles have been flooded with material donations and phone calls throughout the day from ordinary people who were willing to help in any way.
URGENT to KPFK Members (tags)
Election in jeopardy! Ballots not sent. See this to get yours--BY TOMORROW!
World boycott campaign to Chiquita for its support to Honduran coup d'etat (tags)
we are promoting a world campaign to boycott Chiquita which supports the Coup d'Etat in Honduras. It is very important to spread the word in these critical moments and to try to help the Resistence to defeat coup participants.
GMA’s Handling of Typhoon Ondoy is the Real Disaster (tags)
In response to the devastation of Typhoon Ondoy, members of the national Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the Filipino youth-based Daluyong Coordinating Committee are organizing Sagip-Tulong Sa Pilipinas (STP) Emergency Relief Fund Campaign. This campaign will raise material and monetary support for the typhoon victims and aims to raise $5,000 by Monday, October 5, and another $5,000 by Friday, October 16.
Nineteen Arrested in NYC as Campaign for Single Payer Begins. (tags)
Tuesday 29 September 2009 10:55 EST Nationwide Sit-in campaign underway. "Patients, not Profit, Medicare for All!" At the sit-in at Aetna, 19 citizens and health care providers were arrested for single payer health care. More actions coming throughout the nation.
The CCI Ironing Board Brigade to Legalize Marijuana (tags)
On September 8th, 2009, a network of true believers across the state kicked off the petition campaign for the California Cannabis Initiative, and the effort has been gaining substantial momentum ever since.
MP3 AUDIO: Interview with Katie Miller, Abortion Clinic Defender (tags)
LOS ANGELES, September 26, 2009 – Right wing extremist groups are by nature essentially opposed to equal rights for women. From their campaign against the Equal Right Amendment in the 1970’s to their ongoing war against women’s access to healthcare (in particular the medical procedure known as abortion) various hate groups have for years targeted clinics that provide help on reproduction, family planning and other personal healthcare matters specific to women’s needs.
Queer Democrats Can’t Agree on Marriage Strategy (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club discussed whether to seek the repeal of Proposition 8 in 2010 or 2012 at its regular meeting September 24 — and turned out to be as divided on that topic as the rest of California’s Queer community. The two major statewide Queer organizations, Equality California and the Courage Campaign, have taken totally different tacks on the issue. The Courage Campaign not only favors 2010 but is already organizing for the earlier date, while Equality California’s leaders are convinced that 2010 is premature. Both the club’s invited panelists and its own members differed widely on whether to go in 2010 or 2012, and both proposals for the club to take action on the issue were voted down by wide margins.
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.
Deshelve Israeli products this week! (tags)
JOIN US AND TAKE ACTION!! The main places locally to buy Israeli products are the Arab markets. They should know better! We are here to support you to ask these stores not to carry Israeli products. If they will not deshelve Israeli products, and voluntarily cleanse their shelves of products that support occupation and apartheid, we are here to provide resources for you to create disencentives for stores to stock Israeli products
Volunteer to End Cannabis Prohibition (tags)
On November 2, 2010, California will adopt the world’s first set of comprehensive cannabis regulations. This is the beginning of that process. Those of us who are involved with this campaign are charged with the responsibility of creating the foundation for this regulatory structure.
ARSON ATTACK ON TENANT ACTIVIST (tags)
Arson Attack: At 4 am on Wednesday August 5th Arturo Velasquez' car was set on fire outside his home. Arturo is a leading member of the Campaign for Renters Rights. He has been organizing tenants in his building for two years. He is popular with tenants for helping force the landlord, Alfredo Alverado, to make major repairs. A week after Alfredo and Gabriel Alvarado lost in court against Art and the Velasquez family their car was torched. This is a terrorist act!
BTL:Minimum Wage Campaign Fights for National Living Wage (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Love Honor Cherish to Repeal Prop 8 in 2010 (tags)
Love Honor Cherish is the Victory in 2010 organization set up to repeal Propsition 8 which fascists promoted in November 2008 to put discrimination into our state Constitution, this time against gays, and the longer it sits there, the more likely other discirmination provisions will be inserted in our state Constitution. We only need 700,000 votes to Repeal Prop 8 in November 2010!
BOYCOTT FLOR DE CAÑA: WORKERS PROTEST CKF (IRC / CKD) CAMPAIGN AGAINST GRUPO PELLAS (tags)
Informative article on the march of Ingenio San Antonio and Compañía Licorera workers and main union leaders to reject discrediting campaign against Grupo Pellas and Flor de Cana Boycott initiated by ANAIRC and UITA.
Media Missing Supreme Court Bombshell (tags)
Order for Rehearing in September on Campaign Finance Case without Souter Gives Senate Republicans Great Reason to Delay Sotomayor Confirmation Until After Decision.
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.
Hundreds Protest Outside Obama Fundraiser in Beverly Hills (tags)
BEVERLY HILLS, May 27, 2009 – A wide range of groups turned out to protest Obama’s visit to Southern California this Wednesday at a Democratic Party fund raiser. Protests began around 3:00 pm with a contingent of primarily anti-war protesters, who are disappointed with the contradiction between what Obama said on the campaign trail and what he is saying and doing now as commander in chief.
Israel lobby descends on UC- Santa Barbara (tags)
Investigation of sociology professor is frontline in nationwide campaign to silence criticism against Israel on college campuses
Health Advocate McGuire Speaks Out for Single-Payer (tags)
Andrew McGuire, who's been active in grass-roots health campaigns for over 35 years, came to San Diego May 7 to speak at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church as part of his campaign to get a single-payer health care system enacted and operating in California. McGuire was eloquent about the "immoral, demeaning and lethal" health care system the U.S. has now, and the political pressures making reform impossible at the federal level,but even some progressives in his audience were concerned about details in the plan he was promoting.
MEXICAN CONSULATE IN NEW YORK FORCED TO CLOSE FOR ENTIRE DAY! (tags)
---------------- On the third anniversary of state repression against the people of Atenco, the Mexican Consulate in New York was “taken over” by the pro-zapatista group Movement for Justice in El Barrio.
Queer Democrats Hear from Labor on Employee Free Choice Act (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard from Carlos Marquez, chair of the local chapter of Pride @ Work, at its regular meeting April 23. He presented a campaign called http://www.SharedAgenda.org, aimed at building grassroots support for two proposed pieces of federal legislation: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which will make it easier for workers to form unions; and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which will ban discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Carwash Campaign Highlights Success of Community-Labor Teamwork (tags)
by James Parks, copied from the AFL-CIO Blog.
Chicago NISN National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conf: Successful Conference! (tags)
Successful Ending! Together We Build A New Immigrant Workers Rights and Justice Movements of 2009!
Online Petition to Revoke LDS Not for Profit Status (tags)
Research shows that LDS funding of Prop 8 is in violation of their 501(c)(3) Not-for Profit status, and the goal is to pressure the IRS to revoke their 501 status as a result of their illegal actions in promoting Prop 8 bigotry..
God the Terrorist (tags)
Watch out, God is an evil terrorist.
Hopeful Change in El Salvador? (tags)
Salvadorans are being fooled again.
Exposing Groups Like Save our Secret Ballot and The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (tags)
Why does Corporate Front Groups like Save our Secret Ballot and The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace continue to Spread Disinformation and Lies?
Registration Open! 4/10-12 Chicago Nat'l Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)
Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!
The Union Busting Strategy Behind the Employee Free Choice Act EXPOSED! (tags)
First,Navigators Global changed the "face" of the campaign, making it a fight between union bosses and workers, and branded the private ballot as the symbol of the campaign
Who is really behind The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace EFCA FEAR campaign ? (tags)
Union busting is a field populated by bullies and built on deceit. A campaign against a union is an assault on individuals and a war on truth. As such, it is a war without honor. The only way to bust a union is to lie, distort, manipulate, threaten, and always, always attack. Martin Jay Levitt, 1993, Confessions of a Union Buster Employee Free Choice Act Now .Org
Sat: Vigil Protest Outside Israeli Dance Performance at UCLA (tags)
As part of a growing international cultural boycott movement, 8 Los Angeles groups, including Jewish organizations, will protest a performance of the Batsheva Dance Company of Israel Saturday night, February 28th, at UCLA. Los Angeles is near the end of Batsheva’s tour and they have faced protests all across the country, including in San Diego on February 26.
Targeting Israel with Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions and Prosecutions (tags)
It's time to hold Israel accountable.
American Politics: The 2-Party System Still Hurts Americans (tags)
It took at least one decade to get the U.S. into such dire economic straits.
JOIN W.E.R.C Today ! (tags)
In recent months, we have witnessed billions of dollars pumped into the financial institutions WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Reckless behavior and greed have been graced with the most extravagant rewards, allowing the rich to get even richer. After receiving their bailout, A.I.G. executives resumed their plans for a retreat at a lavish resort. Meanwhile, foreclosures have risen, unemployment has soared, and misery has spread with virtually nothing being done for the millions of workers suffering from these afflictions. We cannot sit back and simply hope that things will get better. The financial executives have organized themselves and lobbied for bailouts. We must now do the same. We must organize ourselves and mount a campaign, insisting that government programs benefit the majority of the population first and foremost, not the super wealthy small minority.
San Diego ACLU Addresses Repressive Ballot Initiatives (tags)
The San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) held its annual membership meeting February 13 and gave over the program to Delores Jacobs of the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center and Vince Hall of Planned Parenthood to discuss the long-term implications of Propositions 4 and 8 on last year's ballot. The measures attacked women's reproductive choice and Queer rights, respectively, and Jacobs and Hall noted that the radical Right uses proposals like these not only to gain membership and contributions but to drain the coffers of progressive organizations so they have less money to provide services to women and Queers.
Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign (tags)
Below is the introduction, ten point program, and partial list of endorsers for the Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign
Registration Open! 4/10-12 Chicago Nat'l Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)
Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!
CDM IS COLONIALISM (tags)
There is a flurry of activities in the Philippine countryside spurred by the recent escalation of UN campaign on climate change. Forums, symposiums and trade shows, addressing the issues and technology are taking the character of a new cottage industry in the making. But what is remarkably noticeable is the proliferation of foreign companies peddling a plethora of items related to the UN initiative, from contraptions to capture fugitive emission to financing mechanisms and templates on organizational structures to facilitate a better chance of certification from pertinent UN bodies.
Home Depot, Bank of America Executives Caught on Tape trying to Defeat the EFCA (tags)
Bank of America, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, Rick Berman founder of Union Facts EXPOSED ON TAPE trying to Defeat The Employee Free Choice Act.
Pat Boone and Proposition 8 (tags)
1950's wimp-rocker Pat Boone recently published an article on the Right-wing Web site World News Daily comparing demonstrators protesting the passage of Proposition 8, which elimnated the right of same-sex couples to marry, with the terrorists who attacked hotels and religious centers in Mumbai, India. To this author, it's appropriate that Pat Boone should be expressing such bigotry and prejudice because he began his career taking advantage of bigotry and prejudice by ripping off great rock songs by African-American artists and having bigger hits with them than their creators did.
Registration Open! 4/10-12,09 Chicago Nat'l Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conf (tags)
Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!
RNC 8 National Call-In Days of Action (Dec. 16 and 17) (tags)
RNC 8 National Call-In Days of Action: Tuesday, Dec 16 (9-5) and Wednesday, Dec 17 (8-1) - all Central Time
“No on 8” Actions, Discussions Continue (tags)
The fight against the anti-marriage Proposition 8 has lasted quite a bit longer than the election, in which the same-sex marriage ban passed by a five-point margin. Queer and allied activists are still holding demonstrations against the initiative and meeting to discuss where the fight will go next. But their discussions are stronger on building communications strategies than actually plotting a course to reverse the ballot measure.
Bad Hare Days for Jack Rabbits and Animal Rights campaigners in Ireland! (tags)
In Ireland, the public torture of jack rabbits (hares) is a pastime opposed by the majority of the population but supported by a handful of politicians who are turned on by the cruelty!
Jeremy Scahill: This (Old) News Just In... Obama Doesn't Plan to End the Iraq Occupation (tags)
The New York Times is reporting about an "apparent evolution" in president-elect Barack Obama's thinking on Iraq, citing his recent statements about his plan to keep a "residual force" in the country and his pledge to "listen to the recommendations of my commanders" as Obama prepares to assume actual command of US forces. "At the Pentagon and the military headquarters in Iraq, the response to the statements this week from Mr. Obama and his national security team has been akin to the senior officer corps' letting out its collective breath," the Times reported. "The words sounded to them like the new president would take a measured approach on the question of troop levels."
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.14.08 (tags)
The campaign to elect the president is over. The campaign to make the president DO what he was elected FOR is underway.
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.05.08 (tags)
"Obama will be able to work with his European allies to do a better job of selling the war to skeptical publics."
E-Book of Tarpley's "Obama: Postmodern Coup The Making of a Manchurian Candidate (tags)
This book exposes Obama, but it does so from a standpoint that is fundamentally different from almost all other critical studies seen so far. The basic thesis shared by the authors of this book is that Obama is a right-winger, an elitist, a creature of Wall Street, and a deeply troubled personality, running far to the right of his main opponent, Sen. Clinton, on all major issues, including the two critical areas of economics and foreign policy.
It’s The Money, Stupid!: Over $1 Billion Raised for Prez Race! (tags)
The candidates for the White House have raised over $1 billion in their quest to win the election on Nov. 4, 2008. The Dems’ Sen. Barack Obama has racked in $639 million, while the GOP’s nominee, John McCain, has taken in $360 million. The four other Third Party candidates for the presidency have brought in about $5.5 million. The only thing we know for sure is this: When big money contributions dominate the electoral process, the people lose!
Ex-Sheriff Michael Carona's Corruption Trail started today (tags)
Vote Green! Piera-Avila for Council (tags)
For 3 decades, LINDA PIERA-AVILA has been a passionate environmental, social justice, electoral reform and peace activist. Now she is putting herself on the line and running for Santa Monica City Council to put the public back into public service!
4/10-12, 2009 Chicago,IL: NISN National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)
National Immigrant Solidarity Network 4th National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference April 10-12, 2009 UIC College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
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...
Angry Protests at S.F. Mortgage Bankers Conference (tags)
The annual national conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association was greeted by angry protests outside the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco on October 19-20. The demonstrations initiated by the ANSWER Coalition received extensive coverage from nearly all mainstream Bay Area media.
CDIR SUPPORTS FAST FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS IN LA (tags)
The Coalition in Defense of Immigrabnt Rights (CDIR) strongly supports the The Fast for Our Future campaign that begunin in Los Angeles last October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election
Hunger Strike for Immigrant Rights! (tags)
The Fast for Our Future campaign will begin in Los Angeles on October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election. Over 100 people will fast in order to mobilize our community to vote for immigrant rights.
Department of Energy Demands 800 Billion Dollars, Threatens to Shut Off Lights (tags)
Pay up or it's lights out!
Hollywood Celebrities make YouTube videos for equal marriage rights (tags)
Hollywood Celebrities make YouTube videos for equal marriage rights
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
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
AFP OFFENSIVES AS RAMADAN SETS IN (tags)
The AJLPP and the media sources including Luwaran.com of the MILF confirmed that the AFP offensive in Mindanao grounds into a halt as Ramadan, the holy month of the Muslim world sets in. More than 300,000 people have been dislocated by the fighting between the AFP and the MILF. The campaign by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to encircle and finally finish off MILF Commander Bravo Macapaar and his 102nd BIAF Base Command has been terribly foiled by the heavy losses in men and materiel on the part of the invading force. This was reported by the Luwaran.com This is notwithstanding the far superior manpower being utilized by the AFP in the campaign and the sheer air and ground firepower to back up the assaulting troops on the ground. According to ground information an initial of four infantry battalions have been thrown into the fray against Commander Bravo.
Michael Moore Dares to Ask: What's So Heroic About Being Shot Down While Bombing? (tags)
Like Iraq, Vietnam was not a noble cause. It's time we stopped letting politicians and the press perpetuate the McCain War Hero myth.
Republicans Face Election Debacle (tags)
The Congressional elections on November 4 seem already decided. Republicans face an historical disaster given the rotten mood in the country and new scandals.
PSL on the ballot in Iowa, Utah, and New Jersey (tags)
The La Riva/Puryear PSL Presidential Campaign is proud to announce that we have achieved ballot status in New Jersey, Iowa and Utah! We are already on the ballot in five other states: Arkansas, Vermont, Colorado, Florida and Washington. Over the next five weeks, we will be working to gain ballot access in many additional states, including New York, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
INDUSTRIAL AGRIBUSINESS OPPONENTS OF PROP 2 WAGE CAMPAIGN AGAINST STOPPING ANIMAL CRUELTY (tags)
Campaign finance reports show opposition money comes from factory farmers with history of animal cruelty abuses and consumer fraud
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.
SHEEHAN HEADS TO BALLOT IN RACE TO OUST PELOSI (tags)
The Cindy Sheehan Campaign submits signatures which will place her on the ballot against Bush Enabler Nancy Pelosi
Interview With Cindy Sheehan – The Peace Mom vs. Congressional Madam (Speaker) (tags)
Cindy Sheehan speaks candidly about why she is running for Congress and plans to de-throne Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
Alexander Dismisses Economic Plans of Obama and McCain (tags)
There is no easy fix for the ailing U.S. economy, and Barack Obama and John McCain are not prepared to make the necessary changes that will protect the interests of working people. Comparing the economic plans of the two candidates, it does not matter whether McCain or Obama is elected in the 2008 Election; the economic programs that have been outlined by both candidates will only produce minor differences to the present Bush White House.
NPA INTENSIFIES ATTACKS (tags)
The communist New People’s Army (NPA) has apparently intensified its rebellious campaign as it has launched attacks on government stablishments and a private-owned business for allegedly not paying its demanded “revolutionary tax.”
Offical response to allegations of censorship of Demoracy Now at KPFK. (tags)
Offical response to allegations of censorship of Demoracy Now at KPFK.
Prop 98 is fueled by avarice and greed (tags)
The realtors and landlords have united in their Prop 98 campaign, to strip renters of tenant protections and rent control protections!
Clinton Campaign Appears Stalled (tags)
A short article about the Clinton, and Obama race.
Handala campaign begins today (tags)
Send a message to ALL the leaders! We want Peace Now in the Middle East
STAPLES STATIONARY STORES ARE FEELING THE HEAT! (tags)
STAPLES STATIONARY STORES ARE FEELING THE HEAT! Delivery Truck in Garden Grove, CA Attacked by Animal Liberation Front for Supplying Animal Testing Company
UFW Tells EPA to Stop Use of Deadly Organophosphate Pesticides! (tags)
Help support the UFW campaign to tell the EPA to stop allowing use of organophosphate pesticides that cause neurological damage in farm worker children and nearby rural residents.
JFAV Letter to The President of the Philippines (tags)
We, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), are addressing the Philippine government’s actions affecting our campaign for the Filipino-American Veterans who have fought in World War II and were denied their promised benefits fighting under the American regime. We commend the Philippine government’s efforts in lobbying for the Filipino Veterans to gain their benefits that they were denied at the end of World War II, especially from Ambassador Willy Gaa and Consul General Mary B. Aragon Seeing this support from our mother country, in addition to the growing support from our fellow Americans of different ethnic heritages, gives us motivation to push forward with this campaign of obtaining the benefits promised to the Filipino WWII Veterans as well as for reunification for their families. However, we are gravely concerned with the government's recent activities of selling federal institutions, especially the National Veterans' Memorial Hospital, to private developers in order to carry out Executive Orders 620 and 620-A, which call for the development of the East and North Triangles and the Veterans' Memorial area of Quezon City. We find it very ironic how our government, who has invested such efforts into our cause, can sell the National Veterans Memorial Hospital – an act that conflicts a stance set from the previous action. This hospital is a gift from the American government, to tend especially to the health needs of the Filipino Veterans.
Statement opposing anti-China campaign (tags)
We are opposed to the campaign of disinformation and demonization that is targeting the People’s Republic of China (PRC.) The timing of the campaign is linked to China’s hosting of the 2008 Summer Olympics. That the Olympics are taking place in China is of historic significance and great pride to all the country’s people. It was less than six decades ago that China emerged from a century of colonialist humiliation at the hands of the same big powers that are spearheading the China-bashing campaign today. Washington is providing financial, political, diplomatic and propaganda support to the racist demonization effort, supposedly because of concern for “human rights.” This is the same government that is directly responsible for the death of one million Iraqis since 2003. While one out of every three Iraqis have been killed, wounded or displaced since 2003 the US government is eager to have people in the US., especially students, protest any government other than their own. One pretext for the anti-China campaign is the fact that the PRC has trade relations with Sudan. The US wants to overthrow the government of oil-rich Sudan and replace it with a puppet. It has supported “rebel groups” who are prolonging the civil war. The people of the Sudan, who are suffering greatly, are cynically used as a fund raising vehicle by organizations that have raised tens of millions of dollars but have never spent a penny actually helping the people of Sudan, including those who live in the Darfur region.
Boycott Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: sign petition! (tags)
EveryOne Group (www.everyonegroup.com) is promoting a petition (www.petitiononline.com/fortibet) and an international campaign to ask for an immediate halt to the harsh sociocultural repression underway in Tibet, a repression perpetrated by the Chinese authorities towards thousands of innocent people.
Saudi Arabia 'braces for nuclear war' (tags)
The Kingdom 'braces for nuclear war'
Obama advisor: US Jews Hinder Peace (tags)
Obama advisor: US Jews Hinder Peace
Vigil to Honor 4,000 U.S. Troops Killed (tags)
This Thursday, will will be holding a vigil to honor the now 4,000 U.S. Soldiers who have been killed in this illegal and immoral war. This event will be part of our weekly counter-recruitment protest that takes place in front of the U.S. Military recruitment center in Santa Monica. Join us to send the message, NOT ONE MORE DEAD. BRING THEM HOME!
Israeli Ambassador Cancels Visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, in Face of Protests (tags)
Israeli Ambassador cancels visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, in face of planned protests.
Brzezinski Seizing Control (tags)
- The attack on the US embassy in Belgrade, Serbia by gangs of drunken students is a classic Brzezinski operation. The tactic of having an incensed rent-a-mob of swarming adolescent patsies attack the US Embassy in order to gin up a crisis is one of Zbigniew's signature specialties. During the time that Brzezinski was running the foreign policy of Trilateral puppet Jimmy Carter, there were bloody attacks on the US embassies in Pakistan and in Afghanistan, both countries that featured prominently in Brzezinski's arc of crisis theory-
Queer Marriage Advocates Launch "Decline to Sign" Drive (tags)
Faced with a well-funded campaign to permanently ban same-sex marriage in the California constitution, Queer and Queer-friendly Californians are joining forces to mount a volunteer campaign to keep marraige equality opponents from getting the signatures they need to get their initiative on the ballot at all.
Pakistani Elections: the mother of all frauds (tags)
Before the results had come in, President Musharraf appeared on the state-run Pakistan Television, calling the vote "the voice of the nation" and the "mother of elections" must be accepted. But in fact this was the Mother of all Frauds. The provisional results for the elections to the National Assembly, as of midday today (Tuesday 19th February) are as follows: Party Seats PPP 87 PML(N) 66 PML(Q) 38 MQM 19 ANP 10 BNP(A) 1 MMA 3 Others 34 Even by Pakistan standards this was a massive exercise in vote rigging. Overnight, the masses have been robbed of victory by the intriguers in Islamabad and Washington. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto immediately stirred the masses into action. If the elections had been held at that time, there would have been a landslide victory for the PPP. Nobody seriously doubts this. For that very reason the ruling clique, in agreement with the Americans, decided to postpone the elections.
I'm kidding (tags)
This is just a joke, folks. No one in their right mind would try to
Lobbyists find more ways to bond with lawmakers (tags)
Government of the people, by the elected officials and appointed bureaucrats, for the elected officials, appointed bureaucrats and special interest groups that got them elected!
Justice for Young Filipina Restaurant Worker Adriane Padilla! (tags)
Recent advances in the Justice for Adriane Campaign, the unpaid wages campaign for young Filipina restaurant worker Adriane Padilla, launched last December 14, 2007, are pointing to a victory for Adriane and all Filipino youth restaurant workers. This January, Padilla and her lawyers agreed to meet with her former employers to explore a possible case settlement. Ugnayan welcomes this development to resolve the case as this could lead to a greater unity in the Filipino community towards promoting the labor rights, respect and justice for all Filipino youth restaurant workers.
Ron Paul and the Left (tags)
A Slippery Slope?
CODEPINK's "Most Wanted" Campaign Targets Luis Posada Carriles for Terrorism (tags)
Call for Notorious Terrorist to be put on FBI Most Wanted List and Arrested
First Openly Gay Young Democrats President Interviewed (tags)
David Hardt, recently elected president of the national Young Democrats and the first openly Gay man to hold that position, came to San Diego December 6 for a Young Stonewall Democrats' fundraiser and did this interview with Zenger's Newsmagazine. He discussed the future of the Democratic party and the Queer presence within it.
has the media really loaded campaign '08?
Message from Ramón Labañino, Cuban Five (tags)
Ramón is in lockdown since December 11 and for that reason he has not been able to send all the letters and salutations for the new year to his friends around the world...
Tenants give slumlord coal (tags)
After the retaliation that tenants have been subjected to at 4225 Lockwood the tenants are presenting slumlord with coal. For a year long struggle Campaign for Renters Rights have won gains from against slumlord Alfredo Alvarado. Once apartment infested roaches have been fumigated, homes painted and decade long repairs have been fixed. Now...all of a sudden... the landlord is trying served three tenants with a " 3 Day Pay or Quit" which means you have three days to do what I say or I evict you. This is retaliation and intimidation for mostly Spanish speaking only families and women are his primary targets. Please join with tenants, activists and community members for the Lockwood Campaign for Renters Rights! Met us at 2819 W. Temple in Los Angeles in front of A&B Auto Parts. Meet at 12:30pm for the rally. "Santa" will present Alfredo Alvarado with a stocking full of coal. If you have any questions contact us at (310) 404-6729
How To Rig a KPFK Election (tags)
"It now seems likely that the Committee, with anonymous financial backing, negotiated with election officials to delay the date for mailing ballots to coordinate with the mailing of their $6-$7,000 mailer promoting their slate of candidates. Meanwhile, unfinanced independent candidates began their campaign on schedule, unaware of the backroom maneuverings."
Iran, the death sentence of Makwan has been carried out (tags)
GRUPPO EVERYONE: “STATE CRIME BECOMES A WORLDWIDE SYMBOL AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA”. WHILE THE HEARTS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY GRUPPO EVERYONE IS UNDERWAY TO SAVE THE LIFE OF 21-YEAR-OLD MAKWAN MOLOUDZADEH, THE NEWS COMES IN FROM TEHERAN OF HIS EXECUTION. HE WAS PUT TO DEATH YESTERDAY MORNING, WITHOUT EVEN HIS LAWYER OR NEXT-OF-KIN BEING INFORMED.
The young Iranian Makwan Moloudzadeh sentenced to death. Urgent Campaign (tags)
PRESS RELEASE December 4, 2007 IRAN, YOUNG GAY MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH. EVERYONE GROUP: “WE ONLY HAVE A FEW HOURS TO SAVE MAKWAN’S LIFE”
Venezuela: The referendum defeat - What does it mean? (tags)
At about 1am, after a long delay, the Venezuelan National Electoral Commission announced the results of the referendum on constitutional reform. The proposals for constitutional change were defeated by the narrowest of margins, with 4,504,354 votes against, (50.70%) and 4,379,392, (49.29%) for the YES. Soon afterwards, president Chávez was on the television accepting the results. He said that the proposed reforms had not been approved "for now", but that he would continue to struggle to build socialism. The result, as could be expected, was greeted with jubilation by the right wing opposition and all the reactionary forces. For the first time in almost a decade they have secured a victory. There were scenes of jubilation in the well-off middle class areas of Caracas. "At last we have shown that Chavez can be defeated! At last the slide towards communism has been stopped! At last we have given the rabble a lesson!" The joy of the reactionaries is both premature and exaggerated. A glance at the results shows that the voting strength of the opposition has barely increased. If you compare these results (after 88% of the votes had been counted) with the 2006 presidential elections, the opposition has only increased about 100,000 votes, but Chávez lost 2.8 million. These votes did not go to the opposition but rather to abstention. This means that support for the counter-revolution has not significantly increased from its highest point one year ago. How the bourgeoisie "informs" public opinion
"Solidarity Works!" Purple and Red Join Forces in Writers' Guild March (tags)
On Tuesday, November 20, the Writers Guild of America held a march on Hollywood Boulevard in which they invited their brothers and sisters in the labor movement to come out in support of their strike, now in its third week.
Iran granted a pardon to the yung homosexual Makvan (tags)
The petition for the life of Makvan and the “Flowers for Life in Iran Campaign” – promoted by Gruppo EveryOne and backed by Irqo, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International – have obtained a memorable result. “A sensational victory for human rights”, say Malini Pegoraro, Picciau (Gruppo EveryOne) and Paula Ettelbrick of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The Iranian judge who annulled the death sentence defined the previous sentence “a violation of Islamic precepts and human ethics”.
(another, smaller) Stolen Election (tags)
After a struggle for democratic elections that nearly destroyed a progressive radio network, local elections at KPFK are besmirched by unchecked money, influence, and confusion.
Stephen Colbert Smokes Out Political Ickiness (tags)
What did America learn from comedian Stephen Colbert's presidential campaign? All about political ickiness.
Microbicides & HIV/AIDS (tags)
Making a Difference What you Can Do To Fight The Spread Of HIV/AIDS?
California Scheming:Rudy Giuliani,Paul Singer, Vulture Funds Africa,GenesisIntermedia (tags)
In many ways it is Adnan Khashoggi as well as Paul Singer who are financing the campaign of Rudy Giuliani through money they made in the GenesisIntermedia pump and dump penny stock scam that collapsed around 9/11/01as well as money stolen from U.S. taxpayers and impoverished countries in Africa as well as Peru who were ripped off by the W Bush-Paul Singer 'Vulture Funds' fraud in which W Bush put U.S. funds in accounts directed at 3rd world debt only to have Mr. Singer come along and empty those accounts for his and the Republican Party's personal cash cow that was used to attempt changing California electoral voting system in favor of Rudy Giuliani and the Republican Party !
Stewart A. Alexander, His Biography (tags)
Today, Stewart A. Alexander is seeking the nomination as the presidential candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA; to give Americans an opportunity to have a voice in government and to determine the future course of America and our position in world politics. This is his Autobiography.
Bradley Whitford Partners with Courage Campaign (tags)
Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") premieres YouTube video condemning the "Dirty Trick Initiative" in California
Venezuela: Workers control under attack-Struggle at Sanitarios Maracay (tags)
Frank Moore's Presidential Campaign Speech Last Night (tags)
Last night, 2008 Presidential candidate Frank Moore delivered a campaign speech to an enthusiastic crowd of seniors, staffers and youth at the Claremont House retirement community in Oakland, CA. The text of his speech follows. Moore’s campaign has gained increasing popularity and media attention over the summer. He is considered one of the most interesting alternative candidates for President, and was just interviewed by London's The Independent for this very reason.
Mexico: Students arrested- urgent solidarity needed (tags)
solidarity with the Mexican revolution
NISN Immigrant Conf Ends W/ Successful Adoption 2007-2008 Immigrant Camaign Plan (tags)
3-Days Conference Ends With Successful Adoptions of National Immigrant Solidarity Network 2007 - 2008 Strategic Immigrant Campaign Framework!
Activists in Canada Give Tribute to Claver (tags)
In a tribute to signify their protest against the impunity in human rights violations back home, supporters of Alice Omengan-Claver gather July 28 to mark the one year anniversary of her death. Claver, wife of then Bayan Muna-Kalinga Chapter chair Dr. Chandu Claver, died a year ago from assassins' bullets in Bulanao, Tabuk in the province of Kalinga in the Philippines. The ambush is widely-believed to have been carried out by military operatives in the province as part of the counter-insurgency campaign of the Macapagal-Arroyo government called Oplan Bantay Laya (Operation Guard Freedom).
Revenge for the Holocaust (tags)
Will end up destroying Israel
Fw: Bush: 'All options are on the table' for Iran in this youtube short: (tags)
Fw: Bush: 'All options are on the table' for Iran in this youtube short:
Help to break media silence on the Cuban Five! (tags)
Cuba Solidarity Campaign in Great Britain (and everywhere) helps to break media silence on Miami 5...
Peace Tour 2007 (tags)
When did Rock and Roll get a social conscience? Maybe it was always there, underneath the sex and drugs and party like there’s no tomorrow image, but nowadays whether it’s huge campaigns like the One Campaign or a big national tour like Van’s Warped Tour or smaller but just as strong campaigns like To Write Love on Her Arms, music is about being and doing more. And into this new consciousness steps a rising Los Angeles- based Indie band, China Room, fresh from being featured on the hit show “Prom Queen” and about to set out on the West Coast leg of their national tour.
George W. Bush YouTube Movin' Out Campaign (tags)
George W. Bush YouTube Movin' Out Campaign
Pelosi, Hillary, and Lieberman: funded by Lockheed (tags)
Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Lieberman each received $10,000 in campaign contributions from neocon-linked weapons maker Lockheed-Martin's PAC during the 2006 election cycle. Could this be one reason Pelosi and Hillary refuse to stand firmly for peace while Lieberman blatantly calls for even wider war?
Liberty Quarry- A Rock Hard Sell (tags)
As Granite Construction continue to pay millions to bolster their propaganda campaign, to sell Liberty Quarry, SOS has gained tremendous public support, collecting small donation and some grocery monies, to educate the public about a future industrial menace.
The Philippine Midterm Elections, an indictment vs. Mrs. Arroyo (tags)
Manila-- The circus that is the recent Philippine midterm elections was an indictment of how Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo "won" her presidency in the last 2004 elections and punctuated her government's acute isolation from the Filipino masses. The 12-0 illusion of Arroyo's Team Unity administration coalition delivered for the people more violence and systematic fraud. The regime's fraud machinery in Mindanao (the hocus-pocus site of the 2004 presidential elections in favor of Arroyo) was apparently exposed in how the recent elections were conducted most especially in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, where bribe money, patronage politics were the rules of the game, ably presided by fraud operators and protectors sitting in the highest echelons in Comelec at the national and local levels.
TAX - AVOID US TAX - AVOID US TAX - AVOID US TAX (tags)
UNITED STATES TAX - AVOID IT TODAY - AVOID IT TOMORROW - AVOID IT FOREVER - UNITED STATES TAX - AVOID US TAX PERIOD FEDERAL UNITED STATES TAX - LOCAL UNITED STATES TAX
UCLA group carries torch for less advantaged API classmates (tags)
Activists of the Asian Pacific Coalition met the press Thursday at the Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Room, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) to urge public support on an ongoing campaign to enable Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have own identities. According to the Count Me In campaign it is addressing educational inequalities within the AAPI community. It said that hidden by the “model minority myth”, AAPI continue to suffer severely from access to resources for higher education, adding, “The myth homogenizes the diverse make-up of AAPIs despite the fact that each group has its own unique history, language, culture, and experience.” There is a need to disaggregate the racial category of AAPIs into their specific communities “to ensure that public policy reflects the needs of diverse communities.”
MAY 2007 CHIAPAS / ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY (tags)
1. Remembering Atenco - The month of May began with ceremonies in remembrance of the bloody police rampage on May 3 and 4 2006 in San Salvador Atenco.
Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Supports Immigrant Rights Campaign (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council held its annual meeting last May 30 held at the Manila Terrace Social Hall, 2328 W. Temple St, Los Angeles and unanimously passed a resolution that will commit the EPCC to support the current immigrant rights campaign of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the April 7th Coalition, The EPCC decided to mobilize for the upcoming June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles to demand for full rights for all immigrants. The April 7 Coalition including Latino Movement USA, Herman dad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition is leading this march rally on Sunday, June 24 at 12:00 noon at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.
Amazing new 911 truth video (tags)
911 truth Activism
Mitt Romney's Blackwater Connection (tags)
"Governor Mitt Romney today announced that Cofer Black, a former top counterterrorism official at the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department, has joined his campaign for President of the United States. Black will serve as Senior Adviser for counterterrorism and national security issues."
Mothers For Peace Arrested on Capitol Hill (tags)
The “SWARM on Congress” campaign got off to a rousing start on May 14, 2007, in the nation’s capital. Cindy Sheehan spoke to the crowd at Lafayette Park; along with Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and activists Kevin Zeese, David Swanson, Debra Sweet, Ann Wright, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, and others. After parading to Capitol Hill, 33 of the estimated 250 antiwar activists were arrested there for refusing a police order to disperse.
KABATAAN PARTY LIST SUPPORT GROUPS EVENTS (tags)
In nationally-coordinated events in California and New York last April 28, 29 and May 4, over 350 Filipino youth gathered to show unwavering support for KABATAAN Partylist, the leading and only partylist representing the youth sector in the upcoming elections in the Philippines. Using rock and acoustic music, hip hop, poetry, and shadow theater, Filipino youth used their creativity to show how their local issues are connected with the issues of youth in the Philippines addressed by the KABATAAN Partylist.
NATIONAL FILIPINO YOUTH CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT KABATAAN PARTYLIST (tags)
In nationally-coordinated events in California and New York last April 28, 29 and May 4, over 350 Filipino youth gathered to show unwavering support for KABATAAN Partylist, the leading and only partylist representing the youth sector in the upcoming elections in the Philippines. Using rock and acoustic music, hip hop, poetry, and shadow theater, Filipino youth used their creativity to show how their local issues are connected with the issues of youth in the Philippines addressed by the KABATAAN Partylist.
Dignity for Women Prisoners May 12 in LA (tags)
May 12 in LA the Dignity for Women Prisoners Campaign will hold a community forum to kick off our campaign to have male guards relieved of assignment in women's housing units in CA prisons.
Stewart Alexander Enters Race for President (tags)
Recently the Peace and Freedom Party launched a nationwide presidential search campaign seeking candidates for President of the United States; this week Stewart A. Alexander is the first candidate to formally announce his candidacy as a Peace and Freedom Party candidate for president.
Make Peace, Not War : Gary V, Bamboo ‘join’ MILF (tags)
Popular singer Gary Valenciano and rock band Bamboo have joined forces with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to deliver essential services to children in communities affected by conflict areas in Mindanao. Dubbed as the "Days of Peace" campaign, the two musical icons joined forces with the MILF in an effort to bring basic health services "to children affected by the "conflict with government forces. The program, which started last Monday, brought the MILF and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to allow government health workers to deliver health care services to some 707 barangays in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The MILF and UNICEF have designated three rounds of Days of Peace to immunize 30,000 infants, de-worming "of some 100,000 children, "Vitamin-A supplementation for some 240,000 children, and birth registration services in areas previously inaccessible to health workers due to armed conflict.
USC Student Activists Step up Pressure, Administration Responds In-Kind (tags)
Harsh response to anti-sweatshop sit-in threatens to obscure campaign details at a critical time: Breaking with a norm of accommodation of student protesters, the University of Southern California last week dramatized their willingness to evade responsibility for the repercussions of their business practices.
Why the recent Climate Report was so Harsh (tags)
Here is a collection of reports about the scientific studies being conducted around the world from just the past few months. These are the reports that went into the IPCC's data bank and where from they came to their latest estimates and projections. The first few have been published after the Feb. 2 IPCC release. The majority of them are from foriegn news agencies and were never published in the US media. Our corporate media wants you to know every detail of a woman who decides to fly to Vegas rather than get married. They don't care if you are aware of the facts regarding our changing climate. Please send this to eveywhere you can.
Support Al-Jazeerah. info, the US Independent News Publication (tags)
This website, Al-Jazeerah.info, is not related by any means to Aljazeera TV station of Qatar.
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.
Bono's RED campaign a massive flop (tags)
The American public rejected 'AID$' mania in a massive rebuttal of a last ditch attempt to keep the flagging 'AIDs' myth alive. At last the public has noticed Magic is alive and well and noting about the 'AIDS epidemic' has proved to be true.
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.
Campamento Cucapá-Campamento Zapatista (tags)
International Invitation to Peace Encampments on Zapatista and Cucapá Territory To Be Installed February 26 in El Mayor, Baja California; March 13 in Huitepec, Near San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas
VIDEO: Barack Obama Rally 2-20-07 (tags)
LOS ANGELES, February 21, 2007 - Senator Barack Obama spoke at a rally in the Crenshaw District on Tuesday. (He is running for president of the US.)
VICTORY! Pom to stop animal tests (tags)
Grassroots activists have won yet again, as the POM juice company issued a public statement yesterday that they would never test on animals again
Urgent: Attack against Ricardo adherent to the Other Campaign (tags)
Ricardo Dominguez, a member of the Other Campaign, was brutally attacked in San Cristobal after the EZLN Intergalatica earlier this month. He is in urgent need of $7,000 of operations to improve his grave condition. Solidarity donations can go to the account INBURSA 40124412465 in name of Ramona Cardoso Beltrán.
Campamento Zapatista (tags)
BTL: Union Campaign to Organize Smithfield Workers at... (tags)
...World's Largest Slaughterhouse~Interview with Gene Bruskin, organizer with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
POM kills in the name of juice (tags)
POM uses vivisection to prove how "healthy" their juice is.
From Israel: Stop the Siege – Stop the War! - Join Our International Campaign (tags)
A month of protest: November 4 – December 2, 2006
Alabama candidate campaigns on cleavage (tags)
Her campaign is offering T-shirts and marijuana stash boxes adorned with a photo of her with a plunging neckline and the words: “More of these boobs.”
Photograper of Indymedia killed (tags)
Speaking at a public meeting of the Other Campaign in Buaiscobe, Sonora, when the news came in about Brad’s death, Zapatista Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, upon receiving a briefing of the day’s events in Oaxaca, told the public and the press:
Delegado Zero on Brad Will (tags)
The full text of Al Giordano's story on Brad Will, who he knew, is below the comments on Will from Delegado Zero / Subcomandante Marcos...
December 7: A Day of Solidarity with Green Scare Indictees and Political Prisoners (tags)
OPPOSE THE NEW WAR ON DISSENT! ORGANIZE A GREEN SCARE SOLIDARITY EVENT IN YOUR CITY!
Drivers License, internal passport, whats the difference? (tags)
Wow! This candidate for governor admits that the driver’s license really has become the American “internal passport”. Makes you feel like your in the Soviet Union! - Len Munsil Arizona Republican Governor canidate - "Napolitano's idea will make it easier for terrorists and other criminals to legally obtain our version of a domestic passport,"
Federal agents raid Tan Nguyen's campaign office (tags)
The Orange County Register is reporting that federal agents have raided Tan Ngyuen's campaign office in Garden Grove ...
See photos of Tan Nguyen mingling with top GOP bigwigs! (tags)
Tan Nguyen, Republican candidate for the 47th Congressional District, is seen in the below photographs mingling with House Speaker Dennis Hastert and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds. Nguyen is currently under investigation by the California State Attorney General's Office, U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, and other law enforcement agencies for allegedly sending out more than 14,000 letters to mostly-Mexican familes in the 47th Congressional District threatening all "immigrants" with jail or deportation if they voted.
PROTEST VS. THE GOVERNOR'S FAILURE TO CLOSE YOUTH JAILS MONDAY MORNING, 10:30 (tags)
Oakland, CA-based "Books Not Bars" in Los Angeles MONDAY OCT. 16 to Protest Governor Schwarzenegger's lack of action on closing CA's costly, ineffective and abusive youth jails. 10:30 am 3314 Livonia Ave. LA 90034, Schwarzenegger Campaign Headquarters. Press Conference 11 am.
HELP FAMILIES OF INCARCERATED YOUTH PROTEST GOV.'S INACTION ON CLOSING JUVENILE JAILS (tags)
Oakland, CA-based "Books Not Bars" in Los Angeles MONDAY OCT. 16 to Protest Governor Schwarzenegger's lack of action on closing CA's costly, ineffective and abusive youth jails. 10:30 am 3314 Livonia Ave. LA 90034, Schwarzenegger Campaign Headquarters. Press Conference 11 am.
No to Angelides and Schwarzenegger! Yes to Janice Jordan! (tags)
Angelides criticized Schwarzenegger for his praise for the racist anti-immigrant vigilantes called the “Minutemen” while in the same breath calling for a "guest worker" program that would create a new class of super-exploited worker with no political rights. Under the same type of program in the past U.S. bosses often failed to even pay Mexican workers for their hard labor. The fact that Angelides and the Democrat Party are now calling for this kind of legalization of indentured servitude place them firmly in the same racist camp as Schwarzenegger.
HIV is a Gay Disease (!?!) (tags)
A controversial new campaign by the LA Gay & Lesbian Center merits discussion.
How Israel is Engineering the "Clash of Civilizations" (tags)
The trajectory of a long-running campaign that gave birth this month to the preposterous all-party British parliamentary report into anti-Semitism in the UK can be traced back to intensive lobbying by the Israeli government that began more than four years ago, in early 2002.
National boycott action targets Irish stores selling Israeli goods (tags)
Shops and supermarkets across Ireland were picketed on Saturday as the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) commemorated the anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacres with a National Boycott Israel Day.
Sisters Carol Gilbert, Jackie Hudson, and Ardeth Platte Inspire Nonviolent Action in Washi (tags)
Sisters Carol Gilbert, Jackie Hudson, and Ardeth Platte, Plowshares Nuns, inspire us to take action and participate in nonviolent civil resistance against the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq. Nonviolent actions will take place in Washington, DC, on September 26 and 27, as part of the Declaration of Peace campaign, and planned by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance.
9/11 Press for Truth - Free screenings nationally (tags)
The film is getting fantastic reviews!
Peace Candidate De Lear in Valley--New Video (tags)
10 Minute Documentary for the Byron De Lear for Congress Campaign, Green Party, in San Fernando Valley, California available for streaming on YouTube and Google Video.
First Across-Borders Encounter-The Other Campaign (tags)
Primer Encuentro Transfronterizo de La Otra Campaña September 15, 16 and 17 of 2006 Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
National Latino Congreso Endorses Public Campaign Financing (tags)
The National Latino Congreso is meeting in Los Angeles for the comprehensive Latino political gathering since 1977. Today, delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for public financing of election campaigns in California.
Mass Civil Nonviolent Resistance to Confront Lawmakers at U.S. Capitol (tags)
Invitation to join nonviolent direct actions with the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance on Tuesday, September 26th, or Declaration of Peace on Wednesday, September 27.
Devastation: Made in U.$.A. (tags)
COURAGE AND RESISTANCE IN OAXACA AND MEXICO CITY (tags)
THE SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE IN MEXICO TODAY
Yes on Prop 89 Gains Good Goverment Supporters (tags)
California's clean elections initiative is gaining support from key good goverment organizations working to clean up state politics.
Independent Voters Driving Reform Agenda Into California Governor's Race (tags)
San Francisco, CA … IndependentVoice.org, a California organization which promotes the power of the state’s 3.6 million independent voters, launched the next stage of a campaign today to directly invovle independent voters in the upcoming California gubernatorial election by introducing their agenda for poltical reform and challenging all candidates to endorse it.
Nihilist candidate in LA (tags)
conceptual artist and nihilist party governor candidate campaigns in LA at UnUrban Coffee House on saturday, august 26 at 3pm.
LIEBERMAN LOSS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY ''HOMELAND SECURITY ALERT'' (tags)
Other politicians are starting to see the advisability of giving up on Bush and his Crusader Rabbit genocide against Islam. So immediately a massive 9/11-style plot to blow up 20 airplanes using unspecified "liquid explosives" is conveniently and suddenly "discovered", just in time to terrify the American sheeple and thus put those wavering politicians back in line.
Lieberman’s defeat and the state of American politics (tags)
The response of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman and the Democratic Party leadership to Lieberman’s defeat in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election says a great deal about the politics of the Democratic Party and the state of American politics as a whole.
camp campaign + Guantanamo Bay (tags)
"...Guantanamo Bay is only a more acute or extreme version of what is taking place around us in the name of security. And our campaign attempts to draw out those connections and link them to historical precedents as well as everyday phenomenon ."
SEP California campaign: Elections board declares nearly one half of signatures invalid (tags)
The Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office announced on August 8 its determination that of the nearly 7,600 signatures collected by the Socialist Equality Party through July 25 to place John Burton on the ballot for US Congress from California’s 29th Congressional District, only 4,000 are valid. This ruling is flagrantly antidemocratic, because it involves the rejection of hundreds of signatures of legally registered voters in the district. If it stands, it will make much more difficult the effort to collect by the August 11 deadline the 8,442 signatures of registered voters required to place Burton on the ballot.
Democratic Party leaders rally behind pro-war Senator Lieberman (tags)
Three-term US Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 2000 and a candidate for the party’s presidential nomination in 2004, is trailing in his bid for renomination in the August 8 Democratic primary in Connecticut. A poll published July 20 showed a four-point lead for Lieberman’s challenger, multi-millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, whose campaign is fueled mainly by anger over the war in Iraq.
Todd Chretien Senatorial Campaign Moves to November (tags)
Interview with the Green Party Candidate for US Senate
Thousands to Take Action if Concrete Plan to End US Occupation in Iraq Not Established by (tags)
The Declaration of Peace is a nationwide campaign to establish by September 21, 2006 a concrete and rapid plan for peace in Iraq, including: • A prompt timetable for withdrawal of US troops and closure of bases • A post-occupation peace process for security, reconstruction, and reconciliation, and • A shift of funding from war to meeting human needs
Alexander Visits Santa Barbara, Ventura (tags)
The Peace and Freedom Party Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, Stewart Alexander, continues to take his campaign to the people; recently reaching tens of thousands in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxnard. Alexander says, “My message is simple, give 38 million Californians a voice in government to oppose the Iraq War, reduce gasoline prices, bringing back free college education, and ending Schwarzenegger’s term in office.”
Why Heloisa (tags)
Our existence, as sovereign Nation and organized society, is in danger. Since 1981, the national income for inhabitant stopped to progress. An entire generation never saw Brazilian development. About 65% of our young people, between 14 and 24 years, they do not study nor work.
NO SOMOS EL U.S ARMY (tags)
Raza Students continue to say “No Somos El U.S. Army, NO to the Occupation of Iraq, and NO to troops on the border!"
STOP the War Coalition (Philippines) call on Philippine Government (tags)
STATEMENT ON THE SIEGE OF LEBANON AND GAZA BY ISRAEL
Declaration of Peace Sets Sept. 21-28 National Actions (tags)
Peace Movement Sets Sept. 21 Deadline for US Plan to Chart New Course on Iraq – Thousands to Take Action if Plan Not Established
Upcoming Events at the Venice Peace & Freedom Center (tags)
The Venice Peace and Freedom Center is up and running. It is a community center and the campaign headquarters for Jim Smith for Congress (Retire Jane Harman) and Karl Abrams for Assembly (Health Care and Housing for All).
Alexander Tours Southern California (tags)
On July 4th Stewart Alexander kicked off his campaign to become California’s next lieutenant governor, making several stops in Los Angeles County. The stops included Venice and Santa Monica, reaching over 50,000 people during a full day of campaigning.
7/28-30 Washington, DC: National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)
Together, We Build A New National, Broad-Based, Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movement!
Self starting protests of Calderon's theft @ Mexican consulate (tags)
Theft of the election by Calderon comes at a perfect time for the Bush regime and their money hungry NAFTA/WTO/PPP sponsoring corporations thirsting for the agua, labor, bosques and cultural lifeblood of Mexico's southern Sierra Madre mountains, petroleum reserves etc.. Let's not allow Calderon, another imperialist lapdog from Fox's PAN party, to steal the Mexican presidency! Choicepoint and other corporate voter fraud devices need to be removed from interfering with the democratic electoral processes..
Report Back from Mexico City and Toluca, Mexico 06-28-06, 06-29-06 (tags)
I stayed in Mexico until the 29th of June, and wanted to stay until the 3rd but was unable to change my flight (due to the lack of funds). This is the last report back. Now that Im back home in Los Angeles I will work on translating these into Spanish so that other communities and the people in Mexico that I met will have a chance to read them as well. A friend also talked about helping me turn the reports into a pamphlet. I like to think of the reports as a look into the struggles of Mexico right before the elections.
Calif. Green running for US House speaks at World Peace Forum (tags)
International, Political and Academic Leaders Rally in Support of De Lear Campaign Prior to World Peace Forum Presentation; and endorse Green Party candidate Byron De Lear for US House, San Fernando Valley
AFP beefs up anti-Red forces in Samar, Leyte (tags)
Pesante-USA reprinted the news of renewed AFP deployment of forces from Mindanao to areas in Luzon and the Visayas against the NPA. The new counter-insurgency campaign ordered by President Arroyo is reminicensce of the Marcos anti-NPA drive during martial law. Pesante condmens such gross militarization that will only result into more poltical killing that had reached more than 610 since 2001, hardship for the Filipino people and the perpetuatio of GMA into power.
The International Socialist Organization and the 2006 election (tags)
The International Socialist Organization is holding a conference this weekend in New York City under the slogan “Socialism 2006—Build the Left, Fight the Right.” An examination of the perspective upon which this gathering has been organized, however, makes clear that it is aimed at promoting a “left” variety of bourgeois politics, in the form of the Green Party, which can serve only to divert a mass movement that arises against the right-wing policies of the two major parties and lead it into a political dead end.
Pro-Israel Donors Rally For Joe, as Left Takes Aim (tags)
What is insidious about the two pro-Israel PACs mentioned. They don't reveal what they stand for in their names and both PACs are from outside of Connecticut. It is the policy of pro-Israel PACs across the country to only contribute money to politicians outside of their respective states based solely on a candidate's position on Israel. In other words, these Israel-Firsters, for they are nothing less than that, have made a policy decision that the welfare of Israel should have a higher priority than the desires of the voters in the states where they funnel their contributions. No dual-loyalty problem for these guys.
Joaquin Cienfuegos: Live from the Struggle in Mexico – Days 1 and 2 (tags)
The following is a correspondence from Joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.
a vicious campaign of calumny (tags)
Taking time out from organizing today's visits to the South Central Farm by Ralph Nadar, Peter Camejo, and Donna Warren, Dele Aileman, co-coordinator of the South Central Farmers, issued a statement in response to concerns that African-Americans are not among the Farmers working the land. First, he noted the appearance at the Farm of Danny Glover, Evelyn Knight, and Maxine Waters, the highest ranking government official to walk on the farmland. Then he continued:
BTL:Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act Unnecessarily Punishes Innocents & Moderates (tags)
Interview with Josh Ruebner, U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Lecturers back boycott of Israeli academics (tags)
Critics of state policies exempt from sanction · Narrow vote welcomed by Palestinian groups
Raza Si!! Tropas NO!! (tags)
The Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza rallied and held a press conference to denounce the deployment of US Troops to the border and to iniciate a campaign against JROTC/Military in public schools.
Atenco: Actions in Montreal against police repression in Mexico (tags)
The Other Campaign in Montreal organised on monday the 8th and tuesday the 9th vigils and a march in front of the Consulate of Mexico.
HARSH REPRESSION IN MEXICO (tags)
Stop repression against members of the Other Campaign. In Mexico, members of the Other Campaign of the Zapatist Army of National Liberation (i.e. EZLN) have been severely repressed by the police. We must make strong actions to denounce such repression.
Antis Email Intercepted - Agenda of Violence (tags)
An email sent on April 3rd, 2006 by a prominent anti-immigration leader has secretly urged the nation’s largest neo-Nazi group to launch a campaign of violence and harassment against undocumented workers in the United States.
Atenco Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike (tags)
217 prisoners began a hunger strike in central Mexico Friday protesting the conditions of their arrests and their treatment at the hands of local police. Reports have been filtering out from jail of rape, physical and mental abuse experienced by people who were arrested for their involvement in the defenses of Texcoco and Atenco. Meanwhile, five foreigners are facing deportation, about sixty people are missing, independent media makers have been targeted for arrest and one 14 year-old boy is dead.
US CAMPAIGN TO END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION (tags)
The US Campaign is a diverse coalition working for freedom from occupation and equal rights for all by challenging US policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Campaign is based on human rights and international law, providing a non-sectarian framework for everyone who supports its Call to Action. Its strategy is to inform, educate, and mobilize the public so as to change the US role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to support peace, justice, human rights, and international law. http://www.endtheoccupation.org/index.php
Zapatista Red Alert: The Other Mexico on the Verge of an Explosion from Below (tags)
The Story Behind the Zapatista Red Alert as the Other Campaign Arrives at Zero Hour
May 1: Zapatistas/ La Otra 2 March on US Embassy in Solidarity with Migrants (tags)
"It was there that Marcos decided to drop an information bomb on two governmental powers: the Mexican federal government and 'the Yankee Embassy' of Washington and Wall Street:
Jane Harman Campaign Violates LA City sign Ordinance. (tags)
West side primary race heating up
Hussein accused of genocide (tags)
Saddam Hussein has been charged for the first time with genocide, an Iraqi judge announced today. Hussein will stand trial on charges relating to the Anfal campaign against Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s. The campaign included the gassing of 5,000 civilians in the village of Halabja, but judge Ra'id Juhi said that incident was not included in the charges and would be prosecuted separately.
Global Nonviolent Resistance Marks Third Anniversary (tags)
Marking the third anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, thousands of activists from all parts of the globe engaged in nonviolent demonstrations and direct action focusing on disrupting business as usual at some of the symbolic “Pillars of the War in Iraq” – US government installations, military bases, congressional offices, recruitment centers and war profiteers. Actions took place in cities around the world, including Atlanta, Belfast, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madrid, Managua, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rome, San Francisco, San Salvador and Washington, DC. These actions demonstrate increasing boldness to challenge the mechanisms of the war in Iraq through coordinated, global nonviolent resistance.
A Message from the Chairman (tags)
Maybe not Howard himself, but fearful Democratic Party leaders are putting the screws to those in Congress who want to call Bush a criminal or to call for impeachment.
Minuteman Jim Gilchrist Used Nazi Staff During Campaign, Says Former Employee (tags)
Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist gets furious when anyone suggests that his group is racist or linked with racist groups. But former Gilchrist staff member Cliff May claims that Gilchrist was aware that Neo-Nazis were working for his recent failed campaign to represent the 48th Congressional District. May says that his complaints were were ignored at first, but that after his persistence led to the Neo-Nazis’ dismissal, he was also fired. May was interviewed by John Earl of www.ocorganizer.com last February.
UFPJ and MediaChannel Focus on Media Complicity in Iraq War-Protest 3/15 (tags)
Last week, new photographs of detainees abused by US soldiers in the infamous Abu Ghraib gulag in Iraq surfaced. They were discovered by the American Civil Liberties Union. The story was covered on TV… in Australia!
RECALL ARNIE !!!! - Long Beach Gathering (tags)
You are invited to an informative talk and kick off gathering for the RECALL ARNIE Campaign at California State University of Long Beach.
Democrats, Like Cheney, Are Shooting Their Own (tags)
Cheney can’t tell a quail from a Republican, which may be understandable from an intellectual point of view, but the Democratic Party’s killing off of progressive Congressional candidates is something more treacherous: suicide.
The US Campaign applauds the Church of England’s divestment vote on Caterpillar (tags)
Caterpillar has been singled out by the United Nations for complicity in human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In the past 5 years, Caterpillar has enabled the destruction of 4,170 Palestinian homes and the uprooting of more than one million olive trees. Caterpillar is also being used to build the Annexation Wall deemed illegal by the International Court of Justice in its July 2004 Advisory Opinion.
Report: CIA Financing Fatah election campaign (tags)
The United States supports democracy? Perhaps, but only the party that it likes in Palestine. http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/am/publish/article_16553.shtml
Mis-portraying Conflict in Dar Fur and its Usages (tags)
The events of Dar Fur are tragic; but some of the activism arround it is not without its own agenda.
Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War (tags)
On Thursday, January 5, women from around the world—from the US to Iraq to Britain to Japan—launched a campaign aimed at ending the Iraq war and all attacks on Iraqi civilians in 2006. The new campaign, Women Say No to War, plans to gather some 100,000 signatures by March 8, International Women’s Day, when US and Iraqi women will deliver the signatures to leaders in Washington, DC and women around the world will deliver them to US embassies. To read the full text of the call and view a list of the initial signatories, see http://www.womensaynotowar.org
Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War (tags)
On Thursday, January 5, women from around the world—from the US to Iraq to Britain to Japan—launched a campaign aimed at ending the Iraq war and all attacks on Iraqi civilians in 2006. The new campaign, Women Say No to War, coordinated by CodePink, plans to gather some 100,000 signatures by March 8, International Women’s Day, when US and Iraqi women will deliver the signatures to leaders in Washington, DC and women around the world will deliver them to US embassies. To read the full text of the call and view a list of the initial signatories, see http://www.womensaynotowar.org.
A Call to Conscience for the U.S. Congress (tags)
A campaign of nonviolent action to compel our elected representatives in Congress to meet the demands of justice and peace:
RECALL ARNOLD CAMPAIGN IS IN FULL SWING!!! (tags)
Extensive statement from Jim Gilchrist about Cliff May (tags)
Jim Gilchrist awards Cliff May aka Jammer CC the first annual "Benedict Arnold Award."
EZLN Otra Campana asambleas begin (tags)
The Zapatistas began today the first of a series of town-hall like meetings that will comprise the bulk of a six-month nationwide caravan dubbed as the Other Campaign. The campaign will touch every state in Mexico and aspires to form a wide-ranging non-electoral and anti-capitalist alliance that can be a powerful enough of a force to implement a new constitution for Mexico.
THE STATE TURNS UP THE HEAT ON PRO-QUEER, PRO-CHOICE ACTIVISTS (tags)
Since being released from police custody, Jason has seen East Pikeland Township officials begin to wage a campaign of intimidation and harassment against the witnesses in his case
The Rocky Files (tags)
Who hired ex-CIA agents to snoop around the city attorney?
Initiative falls short by 100,000 (tags)
SIGNATURES: The state border-police measure will not be able to muster the required 600,000. 02:01 AM PST on Saturday, December 10, 2005
PEAK OIL: The Reality Behind Syriana Campaign (tags)
ACTION ALERT!!!!! National Flyering Campaign To Spread Awareness of Peak Oil to Syriana Audiences.
Protest to Tell Levi's to Respect Worker's Rights! (tags)
What: Join Sweatshop Watch in a festive holiday protest to demand that Levi’s take responsibility for violations of labor rights. When: Saturday, December 17, 2005; 11am sharp-12noon (meet at 10:30am outside of the store) Where: CA Levi’s Store on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade 1409 3rd Street Promenade (near Santa Monica Boulevard) Santa Monica, CA 90401
Going public on the Gilchrist campaign (tags)
Photo of the Gilchrist campaign van at their "victory party." Noting my intention to type a complete statement on my experience with SOS/Gilchrist campaign/Minuteman groups.
++Zapatistas: Intergalactic encounter++ (tags)
The Zapatistas from Chiapas, Mexico, announce their plans for a intergalactic encounter “from below and from the left”. Intergalactic because they struggle for “a world in which all worlds can fit”.
Fascists to hold campaign fundraiser for Jim Gilchrist (tags)
Fascists to hold campaign fundraiser for Jim Gilchrist
Demand Clemency for Stan Tookie Williams and an End to all Executions (tags)
Anti-death Penalty Activists in LA Organize to Pressure California Governor Schwartzenegger to Grant Clemency to Stan Tookie Williams and Call a Moratorium on all Executions
11/5-11/8 Get Out the Vote Weekend, No on 73-78; Yes on 79&80 (tags)
Your help is needed this weekend through election day, November 5 through 8, 2005, to defeat the fascist attack on our state by Nazi Schwarzenegger with his $70 million special election. Voter turnout is crucial to defeating this thug's anti-labor program, Props 73 through 78. Everything from precinct walking to phone banking to putting labels on doorhangers is needed now to push the opponents of Props 73 through 78 to the polls and to urge the absentee voters to complete their ballots and mail them immediately.
Rocky Delgadillo Sells Out (tags)
Rocky Delgadillo in bed with LA's most slimy slumlords. Demand that he return the corrupt cash!
10/23-11/8 Phone Banks & Precinct Walks to Defeat Arnold's Props 73-78 (tags)
It is barricades time to defeat Nazi Schwarzenegger's propositions on the California ballot, Props 73 through 78. We need you now, whether or not you are a voter, and regardless of age, to make phone calls and walk precincts 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
I am going to skewer the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (tags)
Here's my beef with the GBI and exactly what I am going to do about it.
A Network at War (tags)
Since ostensiblly winning a campaign to recapture the small progressive Pacifica network that spanned years, involving at one time three seperate lawsuits, and 10's of thousands of its active listerners, the tiny network is once again at war with itself.....Having, along with senior producer Ryme Kakthouda, joined in filing complaints of discrimination on basis of national origin and ethnicity at the last meeting of our national board in NYC, (http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/120524/index.php) and with women angry about sexism, and the networks failure to do anything more than deny its existence, planning an actual march on Berkley to file similar complaints next month, all matters likely to head into litigation within a matter of weeks now, this seemed like a good time to carve up all the sacred cows.
LA on coverof NYTimes today, but nothing here? (tags)
I was surprised to see that LA was on the cover of the NYTimes today for the mayoral election (I haven't been following it, I'm up in the Bay Area) and that there isn't any mention of the results on here. I'm wondering what the alternative view is on this guy. NYT paints him as a "union organizer." If that's true, why no mention here of a potential 'good guy' in office? Plus, if nothing else, the first Hispanic mayor in over 100 years . . .
Teri Hatcher joins Penny Marshall directed version of The Vagina Monologues (tags)
Teri Hatcher joins Penny Marshall directed version of The Vagina Monologues
Supporters of Immigrant Legislator Head for Texas Capitol (tags)
Hubert Vo has been elected to represent the rising aspirations of Houston voters, but will Texas Republicans throw him out?
D22 Protest at Chinese Consulate: International Campaign for North Korean Refugees (tags)
Protest China's policy towards North Korean Refugees hiding in China. Rally at Chinese Consulate.
In America’s Industrial Heartland Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Campaign takes Off (tags)
Anger at corporations and their politicians finds concrete expression in North West Indiana
SHAC 7 Benefit Show this SATURDAY! (tags)
Attention Southern Californians! The Animal Liberation Coalition is holding a SHAC 7 Benefit Concert on December 4th to support and raise awareness about the SHAC 7 and the Campaign to Close HLS (Huntingdon Life Sciences)!
"Are USA Citizens Tired of Democracy?" A Response to the Presidential Elections (tags)
Reprint with correction: Joseph McCarthy, not Eugene McCarthy, used threats to cripple the democratic process. With sincere apologies. . . . The public’s tolerance of flagrant violations of candidates’ and voters’ rights indicates yet another instance where sacrifice of individual rights has become acceptable, with the assumption, I suppose, that it will always be the other fellow’s rights that are sacrificed . . .
Silver Linings Dept: Russ Feingold Shows Dems the Way to 2008 (tags)
While Kerry’s timid Republican-lite, pro-war, pro-free trade campaign was a loser, progressive Sen. Russ Feingold, running against the war, against the Patriot Act, and against NAFTA, trounced his opponent to win a third term in bellweather Wisconsin, showing Democrats what they need to do to win next time.
New Wrinkle: NASA Photo Expert Exposes Bush Bulge (tags)
The bulge under Bush’s jacket in the first has now now been analysed by a NASA satellite photo specialist . This is what the president is calling a case of bad tailoring.
Nader aims to break up the two-party system (tags)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Consumer activist Ralph Nader, running for president as the Reform Party candidate, sat down with Gannett News Service last week to talk about his campaign:
Bush and the Cowboy Soul (tags)
"There is a very narrow concept of strength in this country, says David Paletz. Strength is something between Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwartznegger and has a clear connection to militarism, killing animals and chopping down trees with the axe.."
Technical Expert Confirms It: Bush is Wired (tags)
The Bush campaign still is claiming Bush isn’t wearing anything, and that he just has unusually large and oddly shaped wrinkles on the back of his clothes, but an expert says otherwise. He’s been wearing a high-tech earpiece at the debates.
Nader attacks Kerry on war; he says Democrat helped Bush agenda at home & abroad (tags)
"John Kerry eliminated all ambiguity in the first (campaign) debate and outhawked George W. Bush. A vote for Kerry is a vote for war," Nader said to an enthusiastic crowd filling a Seattle Center meeting hall.
'Help Is On The Way' (tags)
'Help Is On The Way' - Kerry campaign slogan AND a classic Vietnam-era anthem by the band Bloodrock.
Santa Monica activist begins hunger strike over Nader run (tags)
Sorry to post an AP story of this important event, but apparently no IMC has covered it yet. How about covering this?
Socialist Candidates on National Tour (tags)
In California, all three candidates are scheduled to appear in Los Angeles on Sat. Oct. 9, 4 p.m., at Workmen's Circle; Sun. Oct. 10, 4 p.m., KRST African Spirituality and Unity Center; and Mon. Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Sunset Hall Senior Center.
How Can Kerry Beat Bush? Just the Facts, Man (tags)
If John Kerry is looking for a sure-fire way to fire George Bush and send him on his way, it’s simple: spread the truth about Dubya’s truly horrid record. For more details, read on.
9/19: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 7) (tags)
Teacher/Student Day: Students and Teachers gather to support Higher Education
Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate, Peter Miguel Camejo in CA (tags)
LOS ANGELES / ORANGE COUNTY – Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate Peter Miguel Camejo will be participating in a statewide campus tour with special guests to announce plans for a major write-in campaign in California.
Ralph Nader for President 2004 : "Journey for Justice" Van Tour (tags)
"Journey for Justice" van tour : Our goal is to reach the 50% of the population that doesn't typically vote - the forgotten voter. And, to tell them how they can W.I.N. - Write-In Nader in California. The campaign accepts no corporate contributions and this provides an affordable way to reach individuals.
Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 5) (tags)
DREAM Act Fasters Highlight the Importance of Voting
Marc Cooper Red Baits Peter Camejo (tags)
Marc Cooper demonizes Peter Camejo, Ralph Nader's running mate, for his "Trotskyist" ties, an honest cricitism or yet another example of Cooper's demonization of the Left?
9/13 Los Angeles: DREAM Fast Vigil Day 1 (tags)
[Los Angeles] At the corner of Jefferson Street and Hoover Boulevard, with the University of Southern California as the backdrop, over 40 supporters, allies, students, and community leaders gathered for a press conference to kick off the DREAM Fast Vigil Campaign.
benefit for MOVEON.ORG (tags)
benefit for moveon.org at the salvation theater with art, music & poetry
Kerry campaign shakeup 3 staffers walk the plank (tags)
John Forbes Heinz Kerry's inability to stand for anything and lackluster efforts, while snowboarding and windsurfing have created this mess. Howard Dean we miss you!!!!
Kerry the War Hero is a Loser; Kerry the War Resister Would be a Winner (tags)
As long as Kerry has to defend his war record, he will be battered by Bush and right-wing Viet Vets. Only if he embraces his years as a war resister and joins the majority of Americans in opposing the current war can he hope to recover and win in November.
BTL:Activist Granny D, 94, Launches Campaign for Senate Seat in New Hampshire (tags)
Speech by Doris "Granny D" Haddock, 94-year-old U.S. Senate candidate and activist, produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Recycling old computer parts (tags)
Mercury, cadmium, lead. All these end up in your drinking water because of improperly disposed technology. Cellphones, too, whose construction is tearing apart Africa and leading to massive contamination, loss of habitat, and animal extinction. Office Depot will take compiuter parts for recycling until Labor Day.
The Clock of Now - Campaign Wonder - A UNN13 Expose' (tags)
'Battle for Broad' released on DVD (tags)
New doc on 2000 RNC Protest
BTL:Kerry Campaign Works to Hold On to Progressive Voters~ (tags)
~Nader fails to move Democrats to the left ~Interview with David Moberg, senior editor, In These Times, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Border Blaster Continues to Interfere with kpfK Signal (tags)
Yesterday afternoon power failed on Mount Wilson and Pacifica's kpfK ceased transmission for over one hour. Most LA listeners tuned to 90.7 FM could clearly hear classical musical being broadcast from Tijuana station XLNC.
No to Bush Lite, Yes to Independent Workers' Campaign: WWP Candidates (tags)
While the Democratic Party's voting base is turning against war and corporate domination, Kerry is trying to drag everyone in the opposite direction.
Candidate for state office David Blomstrom is advocating the death penalty for President George W. Bush.
Put Peace on the Ballot -- Road Trip for Ralph (tags)
look what showed up in the smf inbox...
Green Strategy 2004-2008 (tags)
How did the David Cobb/Pat LaMarche ticket receive the Green Party nomination? And what does it mean for the Green Party in particular and American politics in general? My conclusion is that the so-called "red states" Greens, by rejecting Ralph Nader/Peter Camejo campaign, first of all served to diminish the Green Party's own strength in the "safe state" of California, ironically without helping the pro-war Democratic Party candidate John Kerry (despite the hope of the Cobb/LaMarche faction) in the most crucial "swing states": Ohio (20 electors/3.6% victory margin in 2000), Florida (27/0.0%), Pennsylvania (21/4.1%), and Michigan (17/5.1%).
Long Beach Municipal Govenment conducts vicious campaign against the homeless (tags)
LB attempts to ban homeless people from city hall, library in attempt to lure yuppies.
Algore comedy sketch neutralized (tags)
Due to the delicate sensibilities of anarchists worried about copyright protection, only a portion of Rush's excellent lambast of the buffoonish Algore will be quoted here. Read the rest at Drudge.
Wet Seal Stockholder Meeting in Costa Mesa (tags)
Come out and tell The Wet Seal it's time to respect Mexican worker rights in Costa Mesa!
Kerry and McCain Win BIG ! in Elections ‘04 (tags)
At least it’s not Bush, Chaney, Ashcroft and the Neo Convicts.
GOP caught Money Laundering with donations (tags)
After Mr. Nesbitt of Ohio maxed his donations to Geoffrey Davis (KY-R), he continued to underwrite the candidate vis-a-vis complicit third-party partners -- the Club for Growth, Family First, and the National Right to Work Committee.
Venezuela Week in Review-April 17th-HOV (tags)
U.S.War in Venezuela
Please lobby NOW on AB 2949 (Loni Hancock Public Campaign $)!!! (tags)
We need to lobby our state legislators immediately to get the public campaign financing bill amended so it doesn't discriminate against third parties!
Clean Money Campaign Reform, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, May 7th @ 6:30 pm (tags)
SUSAN LERNER, Executive Director of the California Clean Money Campaign, will talk about the concept of publicly financing elections as a way of reducing the powerful influence that wealthy individuals and big business interests currently have upon the electoral process.
BTL:After Long Delay, South Africa Begins Offering Treatment to AIDS Patients (tags)
Interview with Dudu Dlamini, of South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Bush raises $170 Million, Kerry surges to $61 Million (tags)
Bush is aided by a network of 455 top fund-raisers who have each gathered at least $100,000 for the campaign.
Nader to visit Crawford (tags)
"(Nader) is joining other Texas peace and justice groups in speaking out against the current administration's aggressive foreign and domestic policies."
Madrid Counts its Dead (tags)
Spain used to be hit by a traditional car bombing terrorism dued to the separatist ETA group. The bombings that caused death to 198 poeple in Madrid would be more comparable to an Al Quaeda scale terror act. This is Spain's first state-sponsored terrorist action.
Nader polling at 6% according to Associated Press (tags)
Republican Virgil Ahlberg of Apison, Tenn., said he is seriously considering a vote for Nader. "Bush has come across as a little more aggressive and warlike than I like," he said. "I like Ralph Nader being in the race. I like his practicality and taking people to task for things they promise to do, things that aren't being addressed."
RAISE HELL IN DIXIE (tags)
This two part article will descibe just how and why the Southern primaries may be the defining moment of the 2004 cycle.
Kucinich Schedule for Friday & Saturday (tags)
Dennis Kucinich's Schedule For Friday & Saturday.
One of the best Political ad's I have ever seen! (tags)
A MUST SEE POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO WATCH
The problem with Nader 2004 (tags)
It's a waste of time...
BTL:2004 Presidential Election Campaign To Break All... (tags)
...Spending Records Big contributors get what they pay for. Interview with Charles Lewis, executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Bush Avoids Accountability in Iraq-WMD Blame Game (tags)
Interview with Scott Ritter, former chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
SSharon's Wall of SShame (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed IsraHell's state terrorism.
While Dean Conned Anti War Vote Party Bosses Laughed (tags)
Now that the Democratic party bosses have effectively driven the anti-war vote into the ground with more than a little help from the corporate media that gave Governor Dean's campaign the red carpet treatment up until mid December while at the same time purposely ignoring Congressman Dennis Kucinich's campaign Governor Dean's campaign now looks more like a very effective con job
The IsraHell's Separation Wall (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff. Support The Stop The Wall Campaign: http://www.stopthewall.org/
Over 1300 Links on the US Presidential Election (tags)
U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2004 !
Ralph's End Run (tags)
Wake up, Ralph. We're talking about neo-fascists in the Whitehouse, the biosphere and the Constitution going down the tubes
Arnold Schwarzenegger does fundraiser for Congressman with former ties to al-Qaeda (tags)
Governor Groper will be in Huntington Beach tommorrow night to do a fundraiser for a Congressman with former ties al-Qaeda. So much for patriotism.
Green Party Presidential Candidate speaks in Santa Monica (tags)
Jan. 8: The Westside Greens host Green Party Presidential candidate Kent Mesplay, who will be speaking and answering questions about his campaign.
CHILLING DEJA VU: The Original, Eerily Premonitive Bush:Hitler Comparison from July 2001 (tags)
When this essay comparing Hitler's rise to power with Bush, and the tactics of the present GOP with the 1930s Nazis and Stalin's communist regime was first published in July, 2001, I was the recipient of a flood of hate mail and even a couple of death threats from militant rightwingers. But the comparison hit home: the article has been been circulating all over the world, reprinted in at least five languages. Unlike the lame, even bizarre comparisons rightwingers try to make between Clinton, Dean, et al. and Hitler, the similarity between Bush's regime and the rise of the Nazis is REAL and has evoked a shock of recognition in readers - or, as the title says, a "Chilling Déja Vu."
Clark is the DLC's attempt to maintain control of the Democratic party, (tags)
even at the cost of a Bush win this year.
Cheney Threatened Wellstone (tags)
At least, Cheney keeps his promises.
The Campaign of Hate and Fear (tags)
Am I saying that critics of the war aren't patriotic? Not at all--I'm a critic of some aspects of the war. What I'm saying is that those who try to paint the bleakest, most anti-American, and most anti-Bush picture of the war, whose purpose is not criticism but deception in order to gain temporary political advantage, those people are indeed not patriotic. They have placed their own or their party's political gain ahead of the national struggle to destroy the power base of the terrorists who attacked Americans abroad and on American soil.
Join The Electronic Civil Disobedience Against Puppy Killers (tags)
On the 15th-19th of December there will be a Electronic Civil Disobedience (ECD) against Huntingdon Life Scienes Customer Yamanouchi. When Michele Rokke worked undercover at HLS in 1997 she reported that Yamanouchi were a customer. They were due to carry out a leg-breaking experiment on 37 beagles where their legs were due to be snapped with steel wire. An HLS worker joked about the dogs, saying “they should just break all their legs so they’ll be easier to work with.” He joked about how great it would be to move them from cage to cage if all their legs were broken http://www.shacamerica.net/ecd.htm
KARL ROVE: THE KING OF DIRT (tags)
After many years as a privacy advocate and author of privacy books, I now reluctantly believe that there's one citizen of the United States who is not entitled to any privacy or solitude, but should be subjected to a relentless campaign of intimidation, harassment, and knavery. In other words, patriotic Americans who believe in fair play should -- within the bounds of the law -- make this person's life a living hell.
An Invitation to Join Californians for a Ge-Free Agriculture (tags)
The Ecological Farming Association, based in Watsonville, is excited to be a founding member of a new coalition working to prevent genetically engineered (GE) crops in California. We are encouraging people to get involved with this coalition and lend support to the campaign.
Bush Delivers A Turkey (tags)
To President Bush, America's soldiers are nothing more than props for his never-ending campaign. They were props on May 1 and they were props on Thanksgiving Day. An appearance at the funeral of one of the soldiers who has died in a war that has increased the terrorist threat against America, not diminished it, would be far more meaningful. So would an appearance to greet the coffins coming back from Iraq, ending an unprecedented policy forbidding the media from filming the arrival of America's war dead. Of course, footage like that would not make for jolly White House political propaganda.
Schwarzenegger accepts $$ from Wackenhut (tags)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who boasted during his campaign that he would not be beholden to special interests, has accepted a $53,000 donation from a company operating a private prison in the state slated to be shut down.
HUGE Animal Rights Home Demo TONIGHT! (tags)
In protest of the murder of over 44 thousand precious cats, dogs, puppies, kittens, rabbits and wildlife every single year, and for Jerry Greenwalt authorizing the use of MAG LIGHT flash lights (the ones police carry) for the kennel workers to use for "illumination purposes", we will be protesting in his neighborhood on November 26th at 6:30pm Wednesday night, the night before THANKSGRIEVING DAY for the city's pound animals.
Paul Krugman: It's fair to be uncivil when liberty is at stake (tags)
'One of the problems with media coverage of this administration," wrote Eric Alterman in The Nation, "is that it requires bad manners." He's right. There's no nice way to explain how the Bush administration uses cooked numbers to sell its tax cuts, or how its arrogance and gullibility led to the current mess in Iraq. So it was predictable that the administration and its allies, no longer very successful at claiming that questioning the president is unpatriotic, would use appeals to good manners as a way to silence critics. Not, mind you, that Emily Post, the doyenne of etiquette, has taken over the Republican Party: The same people who denounce liberal incivility continue to impugn the motives of their opponents.
Why the Democrats are afraid of Howard Dean (tags)
Both power centers of the Democratic establishment — the Kennedy left and the Clinton middle — are frantic at the prospect of losing control of their party to Howard Dean. They fear a McGovernesque debacle that would hand the G.O.P. a super-majority in the Senate.
I love Arnold Schwarzenegger ? (tags)
The media has skillfully focused on his father and away from all the real Nazi connections and said "Arnold can't help what his daddy did." But what they don't tell you about is that Arnold is a self proclaimed follower of Kurt Waldheim. Kurt Waldheim was a favorite of the United Nations and served as Secretary General from 1972 to1982. When Waldheim ran for the Presidency of Austria in 1986, Arnold was Waldheim’s biggest supporter and campaigned across Austria. He was even featured on campaign posters. During Waldheim’s campaign it emerged that he had been a wanted war criminal for atrocities he had commanded as an officer in the dreaded Nazi SS. Waldheim had written and approved posters and leaflets that read among many things, "enough of the Jewish war, kill the Jews, come over.”
50 False News Stories By Bush Propaganda Machine (tags)
Lies, damned lies, and Bush. The Bush War Machine seems to be less on Speaking Terms with the truth than Clinton was. What a memorable accomplishment.
What is the Peace and Freedom Party’s Next Step? (tags)
A Revolutionary Point of View of the Peace and Freedom Party and the struggle today.
FBI steps up repression of activists in Michigan with formation of Grand Jury (tags)
The FBI and Coast Guard issued subpeonas to a federal grand jury to two activists in Michigan on Tuesday
Ned Lyle Invites You to Help George Bush (tags)
Ned Lyle signed me up for the Republican Leaders Program. Since then, I've been receiving these emails from the GOP. I decided to doctor one of them and provide it to the world. You can use it to send messages to the Bush Campaign. Ned shouldn't mind, since he signed an anarchist up for this stuff. After all, what does he expect from an anarchist?
Ashcroft's selective prosecution of Greenpeace, etc. (tags)
Students, Nuns and Sailor-Mongers, Beware
Peter Camejo on the Recall (tags)
Subject: Peter Camejo on the Recall
Paul Robeson honored with postage stamp (tags)
CHICAGO – Bowing to a six-year grassroots campaign, the U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will issue a stamp commemorating the life of Paul Robeson. The announcement is being greeted with joy in the ranks of those who fought for its issuance.
Green Candidate - Peter Camejo Analyzes The Recall (tags)
10/14/03 - Camejo analyzes the recall; Debate Strategy, Vote Declines, Democrat Lies About the Polls, What Our Vote Reveals About Our Base, Democratic Party Front Organizations, Arianna Huffington, Understanding the Demos/Rupubs & more.
10-14-03 Poll: U.S. discontent increasing (tags)
Solid majorities of Americans support changes in the nation's political system, want the power to recall elected officials and are angry about the way some things are going in this country
Governor-elect Arnold "pay-to-play" Schwarzenegger gets millions from "spec (tags)
Schwarzenegger's list of contributors is largely made up of private business interests -- ranging from real estate developers and manufacturers to car dealers and a produce baron -- and has raised concerns from campaign finance watchdogs. He also drew criticism for collecting donations of up to six figures after announcing that he needed no help from contributors to finance the campaign.
Lawmaker disavows anti-Jewish comment (tags)
Rep. Max Burns (BA-R) tries to mend fences after failing to condemn supporter's "jew boy" remark about a political rival.
Red River (tags)
Now even the blood and oil soaked mainstream media is being forced into acknowledging the truth: Bush Lied and committed a foul War Crime in the Name of this Nation.
Latuff's cartoons on Israel Inspires-RACISM campaign (tags)
On behalf of brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed Israeli terror.
Arnold's Thugs Attacked Candidates, Too (tags)
In the last days of the campaign, violent Schwarzenegger supporters not only roughed up protesters and the media, they roughed up opposing candidates as well. An account by former gubernatorial candidate Georgy Russell.
Slime And Defend (tags)
Can you believe this? The gang that promised to restore honesty and integrity to the White House is, once again, going to "slime" the opposition for shedding light on the corruption which has bloomed and flourished under George W. Bush.
Who Does Schwarzenegger Represent? (tags)
An analysis of the attractions and perils of the Schwarzenegger candidacy for California's voters.
Kudos to LA Times, Schwarzenegger lies Again, and Another Victim's Story (tags)
The Los Angeles Times did its job in sparkling fashion with its investigation of Arnold the Groping Liar published this week. Schwarzenegger's campaign is trying to say Gov. Gray Davis was behind the story, but that's not the case. Here is part of the story of another of those victims that I told a Times reporter about several weeks ago, but they did not have time to confirm the account.
BTL:Coalition Organizes to Oppose Deportation of Palestinian Refugees in... (tags)
...Montreal Interview with Rabie Masri, of Montreal's Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees, conducted by Between the Lines' Stefan Christoff
More women accuse Governor Groper of sexual battery (tags)
Meanwhile, a new accusation surfaced from Escobar, a 41-year-old Los Angeles wife and mother and a waitress at a restaurant in the Fairmont Miramar hotel in Santa Monica. In an interview with The Times, she said Schwarzenegger had threatened to assault her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s.
Protest Bush in Fresno (tags)
Wed. Oct. 15 - Protest Bush at his campaign fund-raiser $1,000+ per plate luncheon in Fresno. 10 am - 1:30 pm
As Governor, I promise to be a good little puppet for the "powerful interests" (tags)
Once I'm elected Governor, I promise to be a good little puppet for the "powerful interests" who have funneled millions of dollars into my campaign coffers.
Say no to the California recall and Schwarzenegger the Liar (tags)
Schwarzenegger said in his announcement on Jay Leno’s show that he would not accept special interest money and would be beholden to no one but “the people.” Then he turned around and raised millions from special business interests for his campaign, including from at least one company that violated environmental laws. He is just another lying, hypocritical Republican.
Poll: Schwarzenegger gains on Davis (tags)
Arnold's looking good. It's about time California had a Republican Governor. Electing Arnold will be a big step in the right direction. Of course, it's also about time California voted for a Republican Presidential candidate and for California to toss out those two worthless Democrat Senators, Feinstein and Boxer.
"LET PETER DEBATE" CAMPAIGN LAUNCH (tags)
The forms to send the letters are on the site - www.votecamejo.org/ - please do so and spread this message around.
Zogby: Dean vs Un-Dean (tags)
Will Democrats choose a candidate who is an "electable moderate" or a "fighter for principles"? Both sides have a political case to make.
Represent What? Libertarian newspaper sheding ideals for marketshare (tags)
"In order to boost minority readership, the paper recently hired a writer to cover Latino entertainment and culture, and contracts minority reporters fresh out of college to cover prominent beats despite little experience. The editorial page of old would have called that bald tokenism,"
Poor People's Campaign To Relaunch In LA (tags)
A broad coalition of community, labor and civil rights groups join with Service Employees International Union Local 434B long term care workers to announce the kickoff of the Poor People’s Campaign to bring attention to poverty and injustices of underdeveloped neighborhoods of L.A.
The "special interests" behind Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign (tags)
While Schwarzenegger has criticized Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante for taking money from unions and Indian tribes, the Republican candidate has collected at least $2.5 million from individual donors, attorneys, business interests, venture capitalists and California companies. Some of them employ full-time lobbyists in Sacramento.
Bustamante finds a very slimy way to bypass campaign finance laws (tags)
It looks like Cruz "Joe Lieberman for President" Bustamante has found a very slimy way to use the millions of dollars in dirty money he's been raking in from the casino interests here in California.
Dozens of women protest "Governor Gang Bang" (tags)
The demonstrators chanted outside and held signs of protest. "Terminate the Barbarian," one sign read. Another said: "Governor Gang Bang."
Working Assets: Progressive Crusaders or Corporate Crooks? (tags)
Working Assets, known for it's donations to many worthy progressive causes from the proceeds of its long distance and wireless services, is now offering a credit card. An MBNA credit card. What gives?
FRIDAY 4:30PM Womens Groups Protest at NEW Arnold Hqs (tags)
Women’s groups and their supporters, angered by actor and candidate for governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger’s history of "degrading" comments about women and reported acts of sexual harassment will protest stating at 4:30 PM this Friday, as he opens his new campaign headquarters at 1338 4th Street in Santa Monica. The candidate is scheduled to be there at that time.
Urgent - Campaign to SEND THE TROOPS LIQUIDS - WAR PROFITEERS WON'T GIVE TROOPS WATER! (tags)
URGENT - CAMPAIGN TO SEND THE TROOPS LIQUIDS - WE ARE ASKING THE CORPORATIONS TO DO THE JOB WAR PROFITEERS REFUSE !!
Ex-Quackenbush consultants hop aboard Arnold the Barbarian's campaign for Governor (tags)
"Nothing could be more inside the political structure that has so offended Californians than to hire Chuck Quackenbush's political consultants. This is a strategic blunder of monumental proportions. It makes me wonder whether [Schwarzenegger's] up to the task."
The Republican Recall Hits California (tags)
The "Terminator" Becomes Bush's Weapon of Mass Destruction: Anatomy of a Heist An Overview of California's Gubernatorial Recall Election, Candidates, and Ballot Propositions from a Progressive Viewpoint
Kucinich California Tour (tags)
Democratic Presidential Candidate, Congressman Dennis Kucinich will appear and speak at the following California events:
Nurses Vs. Tenet Healthcare (tags)
7/24/03 Business Week reported: Neither the blazing sun nor the rush-hour traffic could deter the angry knot of nurses who gathered on July 23 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, site of Tenet Healthcare's (THC ) annual shareholder meeting. The nurses -- some wearing black bandanas across their mouths -- were protesting Tenet's efforts to prevent the California Nurses Assn. from unionizing some of its hospitals. "We're California nurses!" they chanted. "Mighty, mighty nurses! We will not be silenced!"
Kucinich Audio Video Library (tags)
I've been gathering Kucinich Info including 19 media links to speeches and interviews.
Afghanistan, Now Godforsaken (tags)
The government headed by Hamid Karzai still controls just part of Afghanistan's territory. So-called field commanders who consider themselves heroes for overthrowing the Taliban regime have distributed the authority among themselves. It is not ruled out that only thanks to field commanders the regime was overthrown.
BTL:Progressive Groups Gather in Washington, D.C. to "Take Back America" (tags)
Interview with Yaniz Iczkovits, Israeli reservist and cofounder of "Courage to Refuse," conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (tags)
DON'T MOURN MEDIA COVERAGE, ORGANIZE!
Boycotts Brew as Baghdad Burns (tags)
Don't let your money flow freely and ignorantly into the pockets of those whose actions you oppose. Find out more about the Global Boycott for Peace.
PANACEA OR PLACEBO? (tags)
Publicizing the condom to the four winds is, for the most part, the bravura of a puritan who is trying to prove to the world that he is not a puritan. To concentrate on the mechanical aspects of the sex act to the exclusion of the emotional and psychological aspects (which the condom campaign ignores) is the essence of Puritanism. The only difference between the new and the old is that whereas the traditional puritans were alleged to believe that sex was something to be isolated and repressed, neo-puritans accept sex as something to be isolated and exercised.
Draft Michael Moore '04 (tags)
Action at the Academy Awards: Get Michael Moore to Run for President!
Czar's lie, duh! Even the Russians know that. (tags)
Drug Czar’s Ad Campaign Confuses Government Coercion with Marijuana’s Relative Harms Mon, March 10, 2003
Call for International Antiprohibitionist Action Vienna 6th- 18th April 2003 (tags)
From underground to UPPERGROUND "A world free from prohibition: we can do it" International antiprohibitionist meeting for citizenship rights, personal liberties and freedom of therapy .
Bush's Arab and Muslim Propaganda Chief Quits (tags)
Bush's Arab and Muslim Propaganda Chief Quits CNN.com Monday 3 March 2003 U.S. official: 'She didn't do anything that worked'
Has war with Iraq already started? (tags)
In military jargon, all these attacks look very like a systematic effort to ‘prepare the battlefield’ ahead of any ground invasion.
SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)
SPFPA ANNOUNCES NEW STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN : RESPECT FOR CALIFORNIA SECURITY PROFESSIONALS
Rice for Peace-- stop the war now (tags)
Take action to stop the war in Iraq now. Join thousands of others in sending the message: Feed Iraq, don't bomb them. (NEW email address below, made necessary due to disruption of online communications.)
Freeway Peace Virus Human Billboard Campaign (tags)
"Don't hate the billboards! Become the Billboards!" Every Sunday
BTL:Critical Weeks Ahead for U.S. Peace Movement's Effort to... (tags)
...Derail Bush War Plan. Interview with Joanne Landy, co-director of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
Cold war cultural production returns (tags)
>The Bush administration has recruited prominent American >>writers to contribute to a State Department anthology and >>give readings around the globe in a campaign started after >>9/11 to use culture to further American diplomatic >>interests.
Sign the direct action-civil disobediance pledge today, in case of war with Iraq (tags)
Sign the Direct action-Civil disobediance pledge today! This is an internation campaign to pledge and commit acts of non-violent direct action and civil disobediance in case of a US and British war on Iraq. I urge everyone interested in actually trying to stop the war on Iraq to sign this pledge, and inform all others of the pledge. And of cource when the time comes and the US and UK feel that they can no longer go without spilling blood, engage in direct actions and civil disobedence against the governments who would like to sned us off to die for oil companies and imperialism.
Say NO to the moo SEIU Unity Plan (tags)
SEIU is trying to Rob its Members
BTL:Money Continues to Buy Elections While Activists Fight for... (tags)
...Public Financing at State Level. Interview with Nick Nyhart, of Public Campaign conducted by Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus.
Activists Convince Staples to go Old-Growth Free (tags)
After feeling pressure from more than 600 protests at Staples stores nationwide, tens of thousands of letters and calls to the company's CEO, and news coverage across the country, office-supply giant Staples, Inc. announced Tuesday that it will meet the demands of the Paper Campaign and move towards forest friendly paper sales
Precinct walking for Green Party ticket (tags)
Precinct walking for the Courtney for Congress campaign, and the state Green Party ticket, will take place this Saturday and Sunday (11/2-3) in Riverside.
Final Green Party campaign rally (tags)
Please plan to attend the last campaign rally for area Green Party Candidates! Please invite your friends! FREE!
Win the elections for Wellstone! (tags)
MINNEAPOLIS – “Stand up, keep fighting,” the refrain from a Wellstone campaign song, rocked Williams Arena here Oct. 29 as more than 20,000 people packed a memorial service for Sen. Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia and three campaign staff members and crew who died in a plane crash Oct. 25.
Big Socal Green Party Rally, Sunday (tags)
This is the final Southern California rally for the Green Party, Free!
Lyndon LaRouche - The New Jim Jones? (tags)
A political party that guarantees to screw up your life?!? Appearantly so. Lyndon Larouche is a menace, and he's come to california, the home of all great cults, to try the competition...
November 5 battle cry: Defeat the right wing (tags)
People's Weekly World Newspaper, Oct 19, 2002 Interviews with labor, civil rights, women’s and peace organizations reveal a concerted nationwide campaign to maximize voter turnout in the Nov. 5 elections in an effort to wrest control of the House of Representatives from the Republican right wing and increase the one-vote Democratic margin in the Senate. A net gain of seven seats will give the Democrats control of the House.
New anti-war/peace campaign.... (tags)
This is a revitalized campaign designed to make the anti-war movement more visible.
ACTIVISTS SHUT DOWN LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK EXXONMOBIL GAS STATIONS (tags)
Greenpeace Delivers Message: “Don’t Buy ExxonMobil”
ACTIVISTS SHUT DOWN LOS ANGELES AND NEW WORK EXXONMOBIL GAS STATIONS (tags)
Greenpeace Delivers Message: “Don’t Buy ExxonMobil”
Greenpeace shuts down Exxon at Beverly and La Cienega (tags)
Greenpeace shuts down an Exxon gas station
Garden Party for Green Party candidate Oct., 19 (tags)
Green Party Event: On Saturday, October 19, Phill Courtney, the Green Party candidate for Congress in the 44th district, will be holding a Garden Party for his campaign.
Was This [Pacifica] Network Worth Saving? Counterpunch article by Bob Buzzanco (tags)
Was This Network Worth Saving? A harsh look into a smear campaign set-up against Prof. Bob Buzzanco, a KPFT/Pacifica programmer in Houston. Pacifica Caves in to Smear Campaign.
Bush ignores public opinion in war drive (tags)
In the face of growing public opposition and a divided Congress, President George W. Bush continued a fanatical drive towards war with Iraq pushing a bipartisan resolution giving him free reign to launch unilateral military action. Despite captiulation by some leaders of Congress, members of Congress are mounting a campaign reflecting the overwhelming calls and e-mails that have swamped their offices from constituents saying no to war.
WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF US? Activists to Rally Outside Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum 10/7 (tags)
Women on welfare and their children, low wage workers, and supporters of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support will rally outside the gubernatorial candidate's forum hosted by the LA Times at 11:30 AM on Monday, October 7, 2002. They will arrive with picket signs, banners, and costumes for guerrilla theater demanding that Governor Gray Davis and Republican candidate Bill Simon answer the following question: What About the Rest of Us?
Buying Your Brain With Your Money For War (tags)
Bush Administration Launches Unprecedented $200 Million Propaganda Campaign To Win You Over On Iraq War (using your money to do it!)
International Campaign to free Max Ntanyana I (tags)
Banks, ANC, government, water multinationals are trying to silence anti-eviction, anti-privatisation activist and union shopsteward Max Ntanyana for a very long time. This morning he was denied bail on a bogus excuse!
Union members run for Congress (tags)
Even a brief look at the make-up of the 107th Congress helps explain why workers are catching hell these days. Yes, it is true that there are “friends of labor” who have 100 percent AFL-CIO voting records, but they find themselves out-gunned in a Congress whose 535 members include 150 millionaire lawyers, bankers and other business people.
Nader Backs Wellstone, Greens Miffed (tags)
Nader does the right thing...at last!
A strange kind of freedom (tags)
We all know about the perils of Islamic fanaticism. But, says Robert Fisk, the biggest threat to liberty in the US may come from other kinds of fundamentalism: Jewish and Christian
Caterpillar Corporation: Complicit in war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza. (tags)
On June 24, the SUSTAIN Campaign, Free Palestine Alliance, and the Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine sent a letter to the Caterpillar Corporation calling for a halt of all equipment sales to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). To date, Caterpillar has not responded. A international campaign to expose Caterpillar's complicity in Israel's war crimes and pressure the Peoria, Illinois based equipment manufacturer to stop all sales to the IDF is now underway.
BUSH GETS IT WRONG ON SENATE WELFARE BILL (tags)
CALIFORNIA WELFARE RECIPIENTS AND WELFARE RIGHTS ADVOCATES AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON BUSH SPEECH In a speech earlier today in Charleston, South Carolina, President Bush commented on the welfare reauthorization bill currently before the Senate. Shane Murphy Goldsmith, Organizer, National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support California Campaign, reacted to the President’s remarks:
Anaheim School Board member lives in $1 million home in Corona del Mar (tags)
Anaheim City School District Trustee Don Garcia lives in a $1,000,000 home in Corona del Mar with his "wife," three children, and a maid.
HARVARD PRESIDENT SUMMERS ANNOUNCES CONTINUED FUNDING FOR ISRAELI WAR CRIMES (tags)
Harvard President Summers sticks to his guns in support of Israeli war crimes and the use of Harvard's money to fund them. Under the Nuremberg Principles (adopted by the UN in 1950) this implicates him under international law too.
Today's Voice: 3-Strikes is Inhumane and Unjust (tags)
The Media tells us what is wrong with the world; Voice4change will tell you what to do about it! Our member organizations are busy organizing, so we want to bring their message to you. Our affiliates are doing great work every day. They need your support…We will be their link to you. Sign on to www.voice4change.org
Today's Voice: Video of Cheney Touting Arthur Andersen (tags)
The Media tells us what is wrong with the world; Voice4change will tell you what to do about it! Our member organizations are busy organizing, so we want to bring their message to you. Our affiliates are doing great work every day. They need your support…We will be their link to you. Sign on to www.voice4change.org
HAMEED KHAN AND ALL QUETTA STRIKE LEADERS AND WORKERS RELEASED! (tags)
COURAGE AND DETERMINATION IN STRUGGLE FORCES THE DICTATORSHIP TO RETREAT
New Web Site For Activism (tags)
The cause of freedom wants YOU!
Cubans Overwhelmingly Back Socialism (tags)
HAVANA (AP) -- A petition to declare Cuba's socialist system ``untouchable'' has been signed by nearly 70 percent of Cubans of voting age, officials said Sunday.
The SUV war continues - new tactics employed (tags)
New tactics in the war against SUVs that involve "Charter Revokation Notices" are starting to shake up GM dealerships around the country.
Demonstration tomorrow at 4 pm (tags)
Protest poor school conditions and racially-discriminatory standardized tests! Demonstration - Coalition for Educational Justice Thursday, April 18, 4:00pm Washington High School, 108th and Denker
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE JAPAN'S PEACE CONSTITUTION (tags)
apanese peace activists need your assistance in preserving their "Peace Constitution" from assaults by the pro-US lapdog Koizumi government.
Stop Nazi-fascist American Patrol! (tags)
This smear campaign against MEChA by these white-supremacist nazi scumballs must be STOPPED COLD!!!!
Paranoid Conspiracy Theories: Deception in the Suppression of David Icke (tags)
The primary purpose of this paper is to explore the free speech implications of the censorship campaign that has been waged against David Icke in Canada by Richard Warman and other members of the Canadian and Ontario Green parties, who were, at least initially, assisted in their efforts by various non-governmental organizations (NGOs)....This paper will examine the nature and extent of the campaign against David Icke, the justifications that have been used to support it, and the various deceptive and dangerous tactics that have been used to enforce it
COALITION SEEKS TO PRESERVE CALIFORNIA'S ANCIENT TREES (tags)
California’s old-growth trees, some over 16 feet in diameter, are still being cut down daily. The Campaign For Old-Growth is sponsoring the Old-Growth Tree Preservation Initiative which will protect our remaining ancient forest ecosystems. We need your help to win. Please call 213-484-4474 to volunteer or to make your tax-deductible donation to the campaign.
March Against Long Beach Police Brutality Feb 9th (tags)
Recently the LBPD have begun intesifying there campaign against free speech and demonstrators in Long Beach. People have been arrested unlawfully, followed home, and physically attacked. It is important that the entire community show up for this one!
Tom Morellow at Boycott TAco Bell Benefit Show TOMORROW!!! (tags)
come and have fun and learn....
Dillinger Gang-S11 poster< art project2> (tags)
This is Texas Tom Holmes poster in reponse to s11
Earthlink Shuts Down Activist Site (tags)
A jab at Earthlink's "activist" ad campaign.
Forever 21 Demo (tags)
Over 50 garment workers and activists gathered at the Fashion 21 store on N. Lake in Pasadena today in a continuing campaign against the parent company, Forever 21. The campaign is in support of a lawsuit filed by the Garment Workers' Center against the company and six Los Angeles factories. The workers are asking for back pay and improved working conditions.
Garment Workers Launch Campaign Against Local Sweatshop (tags)
Los Angeles-Nineteen garment workers are joining together to launch a public campaign against Forever 21, a popular retailer of young women's clothing. Picket and press conference Thursday, 9/6. Join the fight against sweatshops.
KPFA Flashpoints Radio July 3, 2001: Pacifica Campaign Update (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio July 3, 2001: (audio link in full story text below) - Pacifica Campaign Update... The latest about the break in's, is it Pacifica?... interviews with Robert Knight, Barbara Lubin, Dennis Monahan, Mimi Rosenberg, more...
[RWWATCH] Strange Bedfellows: Republican Donors Fund DLC meeting (tags)
The DLC (Democratic Leadership Council) a splinter group of "centrist" Democrats whose membership has included Joe Lieberman, Al Gore, Bob Kerry, John Edwards, and now Hillary Clinton. One of the sponsors of their upcoming annual "Strategy Session" is Koch Industries of Kansas, owned mainly by two arch-conservative brothers (David and Charles) who are major donors to to the Bush campaign and the Bob Dole campaign, and provided startup funding for both the Cato Institute and Citizens for a Sound Economy, anti-labor advocacy groups with close ties to the Bush administration.
Democrats.com Launches Affadavit Campaign in Palm Beach County (tags)
Palm Beach Democrats began mounting a bottom-up campaign to combat the loss of their votes, not waiting for Gore & party leaders to respond.
Soros Gave Over $200,000 To Democrats (tags)
Billionaire Global Speculator Soros helps fund Democratic Party, while Democratic Party-linked foundations help subsidize certain alternative media organizations.
CAMPAIGN FORECAST: A LONG HOT SUMMER OF PUNDITRY (tags)
CAMPAIGN FORECAST: A LONG HOT SUMMER OF PUNDITRY