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Fbi crime spree supported by all high officials (tags)
Unintentionally, I opened almost a half century ago a veritable Pandora's Box of fbi atrocities when I began to study pervasive corruption, fraud and criminality of fbi. The fbi, federal courts, U.S. Attorney, police et al., try to this moment to close it. They know that if they fail to close the box their evil deeds are forever exposed.
Now Hear This (tags)
This post represents a summary of how the fbi/cia/Police community have destroyed our humanity.
Controlled Media Hides Significant fbi Whistleblower From Public (tags)
The fbi and all major, main street media hide from public the most significant whistleblower in the 100 year history of fbi.
Tax Avoidance: Drastic Consequences for the Public (tags)
Taxes are the most important foundation of all government activities and public services. Corporate economic activity and profits cannot be clearly assigned to individual nation states anymore. Founding offshore centers is child's play Tax avoidance and tax fraud lead to revenue crisis
Reclaiming Public Services (tags)
How cities and citizens are turning back privatization. More than 1600 cities around the world acted to bring public services under public control.
Economic Stagnation and its Mastery (tags)
Corporate profits explode while investments stagnate.Social housing declines with privatization. According to neoliberal theory, higher profits lead to grater investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to more use of tax havens and companies buying back their stock.
Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of "Germany First" (tags)
The European Union is at a crossroads. The reason lies in the neoliberal redistribution policy favoring capital incomes over many years. "Mass unemployment intensified and was not ended in Europe. Millions of those with work are in precarious working conditions."
Nuclear Shutdown News May 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our May 2017 report:
Punishing the Poor. The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity (tags)
Inequality hurts. Poverty returns with misguided policy
Neoliberal Austerity Leads to Deeper Crisis (tags)
A high state share in the economy, developed social states and readiness to intervene actively and anti-cyclically prevent falling into a depression. Trump's demonizing regulation, Medicaid, public schools, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, taxation and democracy must be resisted
Oakland Committee Voting On Ending Secretive Surveillance (tags)
Up For Consideration on Tuesday before the Oakland City Council's Public Safety Committee, a Transparency Ordinance Grants Community Control Over Spying Equipment Use.
Tom Marino Drug Czar; Another Prohibitionist Profiteer! (tags)
Trump's pick for drug czar Tom Marino (R-PA) is another Reagan-era drug warrior looking to continue the revolving door of prohibitionist policies.
Private Enterprise Committed to Social Interests (tags)
Social needs like energy- and water-supply, the waste industry, education, senior pensions and health care can be solved better publically than privately.
law in the USA: the SCAM of the millenium (tags)
See this report to better understand (than before) how so many millions of our people are illegally murdered and imprisoned by fbi and police
Brazil wants democracy back II (tags)
The character, the lack of it, the temperament of the coup and of coupists that toppled Dilma Roussef last year was signaled through their first or one of their first legislative measures: the legalization of pedals, an administrative measure more than routine, used and abused for all, since always, and that is to hold resources for short periods, in order to smooth the financial roll. These were the only accusations that the coup leaders were able to brandish to remove the re-elected president and to establish parliamentarism, without the authorization of the population, required by the constitution.
RELATIONS STILL STRAINED BETWEEN SOUTH LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS AND THE POLICE (tags)
Crimes By Our Government (tags)
This report should be disseminated far & wide.
February 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)
https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ In February 2017, another indigenous Tolupán activist was murdered, attacks against Copinh and supporters in the calls for justice continue, uni students were attacked again by uni administration, and for asking questions about it a week later, a journalist was attacked. Meanwhile, workers are feeling the squeeze with more dismissed public service workers than ever before, and mining workers fighting for bearable work conditions and pay
Who Says It Can't Happen Here? (tags)
We have endured 40 years of creeping authoritarianism and it now appears that it may run right over democracy. We must resist and act in solidarity.
Fbi COINTEL Operations Expand (tags)
Nothing stops fbi's crime spree against this Target.
Resistance Recess (tags)
I wanted to share this MoveOn email. Resistance must be our response to the one-hour press conference and the "fine-tuned machine" where 3 billion live on $2 a day and 6 million children die before their fifth birthday!
The Sleazy Corporate Nazi Tactics of Public Storage (tags)
WARNING!! PUBLIC STORAGE USES AN ILLEGAL FORM CONTRACT THAT VIOLATE CALIFORNIA STORAGE LAWS, DEFRAUDING ALL THEIR CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS ON A DAILY BASIS.
Control of major news media by fbi (tags)
When the people discover the cover-up by media of major/heinous crimes committed by fbi the time to reverse police state is long since passed.
What is Living and What is Dead in Social Democracy? (tags)
Tony Judt and William Beveridge were great progressives and crusaders for the social state. In the US, the middle class benefited enormously in the postwar years from subsidized housing and subsidized education. We appear to have lost the capacity to question the present.
Nominate NoDAPL for the Nobel Peace Prize (tags)
NoDAPL may well be the model for resistance in the era of Drumpf/Trump.
This report suggests the need to awaken.
Require a Citizenship and Constitutionality test for all Lawmaking Bodies – Robert George (tags)
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday signed legislation that will require all Arizona High School students to take and pass the US Citizenship test before they are able to graduate.
Democracy and the Uncanny Power of Money (tags)
Growing inequality is the greatest political problem of our time. Governments are often only actors or puppets of an anonymous regime for the benefit of the privileged where the interests of simple people do not count.
Geofeedia Exposed for Police Monitoring of Social Media (tags)
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Provided Data Access for a Surveillance Product Marketed to Target Activists of Color
A Nation, Founded on LIES, Part Five (tags)
An Article prove that the Fifth Amendment is a lie.
Myth: The Public Service Sector is Inefficient and Much Too Expensive (tags)
Privatizations do not usually lead to lower prices. Privatizations often entail hidden costs. if a business saves by investing less in training, the state has to invest more. Privatizations mostly mean staff reductions, lower wage, and increasing work pressure.
Duterte's Strike Against the US Empire (tags)
Commentary on western news media's demonizing of President Duterte and the rub-out of history of US imperialism.
Manipulation of Public Opinion (tags)
Timocracy-rule of the propertied-threatens to replace democracy. The large majority is blocked from political participation and from forming their social future-unlike what was intended in the model of the majority principle in democracy.
Video: Tom Hayden, Listen Yankee! 2015 (tags)
"Trump's Only Path Forward" was Tom Hayden's last article on his website The Democracy Journal. http://tomhayden.com/home/trumps-only-path-forward.html
USA, A NATION UNDER SEIGE (tags)
Information follows in support of the above title.
Philippines: Duterte’s first 100 days (tags)
Greater than the sum of our fears
NYC Councilwoman sponsors ground-breaking bill prohibiting wild and exotic animal displays (tags)
Animal Defenders International calls for support from New York animal lovers. ADI General Counsel Christina Scaringe is available for interview in New York about the evidence supporting a ban on wild animals in circuses.
Transit Dependent Residents Need a Guaranteed Right to Stay (tags)
Transit developments are nice, but they ar part of gentrification, and push out the people who need the transit the most!
Pack your trunk and say goodbye to the circus (tags)
Scotland to introduce wild animal act ban in 2017
Fbi illegal methods and criminal agenda exposed (tags)
In this report I demonstrate how the homicidal sociopaths in the fbi and police community corrupt all who they come in contact with in unbridled efforts to silence a whistleblower.
We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy (tags)
Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Rule over public opinion grows out of the dominance of capital. The alternative is authoritarian capitalism or solidarity democracy. Resistance is the command of the hour.
cancel student loan applications (tags)
Students will be wasting money if they apply for new student loans now because both presidential candidates have agreed to stop the government from issuing new student loans soon.
Government Sponsored Terrorism or Public safety? (tags)
This fact is basic psychology, Robert George Tronge. 1. You see something new 2. You learn to trust it and accept it. 3. You speak about it, passing on the information you were given to others. 4, You act upon the information given.
Why You Don't Hear About All These Bankruptcies (tags)
This is the root of Americas problems. Couple with deterioration of the voting process, and the power of the jury, our country is about dead. Americans imply consent to all this international legalese in numerous ways, but mostly by spending the cash of the federal reserve banking monopoly without qualifying that at every opportunity with the statement "All rights reserved".....b
Nuclear Shutdown News July 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future. Here is out June 2016 report.
A 99-page report "Election fraud" from Election Justice USA (tags)
Thanks to neoliberalism and expansion of the financial sector, checks and balances have been eclipsed by revolving doors. Wars become business opportunities. As the psychologist Rainer Mausfeld explains, propaganda can make facts and alternatives disappear.
INDY's KPFK radio program being eliminated ? too ? (tags)
Indymedia on air RADIO program is being eliminated? Is this true ? Can no one share relevant information in different platforms & formats? is KPFK selecting OUT this site's representatives? Has anyone here let their audiences know this ? here?
Elephants giving rides at this year’s Colorado Renaissance Festival were abused, says Anim (tags)
ADI is asking the public not to pay for the elephant rides
Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization (tags)
Cooperation and competition strengthen each other. Creating a non-profit or cooperative housing sector is the only remedy to gentrification and commodification as rental prices go through the roof. Housing often mutates from a human and social necessity to a speculative asset.
WINNIPEG'S HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER IS COMMITTING MASS MURDER (tags)
My mother Jennie Kinal and I, were not asked if we willed to have her end her life in the Winnipeg Health Sciences Center, by them placing my mother in "Comfort Care" - depriving her medicines, while poisoned to die.
FDR's First 100 Days (tags)
The Works Progress Administration created 651K miles of highway, 124K bridges, 8K parks and 125K public buildings including 41K schools. In the US of Amnesia, corporate subsidies are called public necessities and public welfare unnecessary Orwell warned us of this inversion of language.
HOW LOU CORREA HAS EXPLOITED AND BETRAYED HIS COMMUNITY FOR POLITICAL AMBITION (tags)
MURDERS IN WINNIPEG NOT BEING INVESTIGATED (tags)
My mother Jennie Kinal and I, were not asked if we willed to have her end her life in the Winnipeg Health Sciences Center, by them placing my mother in "Comfort Care" - depriving her medicines, while poisoned to die.
Medical Update (tags)
This update is created to refute lies about my health as spewed out by fbi assassins.
The fbi's Future Crime Project (tags)
Here are the facts on the fraudulent use of the concept of Future Crime as used by the thugs of the fbi.
The Case for Public Housing (tags)
The market can’t solve the nation’s affordable housing crisis. The gap between costs and incomes is just too large.
Irony of our police state (tags)
Here is my report on low USA turning against its very own Veterans.
9 Ways American Billionaire Leasers Of Our Air Waves Kill People (tags)
American television kills people in a variety of ways, from war propaganda and hiding coverage of state executions to the forcefeeding of fast food ads to people, the promotion of football with its deaths and brain damage
The real fbi ('burro') (tags)
Forget all you think you know about the thugs in the fbi; here is the real fbi/MAFIA , aka 'burro'.
38 Arguments Against TTIP (tags)
TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) agreement continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing int he profits of a few. The private arbitration courts enable corporations to sue states and could have a chilling effect on labor and environmental protection.
Fbi corrupts entire CJS in USA (tags)
Here is how one proves that this government is run by criminals:
Harvard law Student Husam El-Qoulaq calls foreign dignitary "smelly" (tags)
Proof that some not so smart students also get into harvard
Chernobyl + 30 (tags)
Thirty Years after the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, the disaster continues.
California Safe Schools Honors 11 Year Old Daniel Randall (tags)
5th Grade Student Named 2016 Environmental Health Hero
Tax Havens: Threat for Public Budgets (tags)
The common good is abused. The struggle against tax havens is a struggle for the rule of law and democracy. Apple, Google, Amazon, Boeing and GE shift tens of billions to tax havens. According to a 2013 article, one building in Delaware has 285,000 mailbox firms.
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, Pandering to the Corporate Whores of the Storage Industry (tags)
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez must be getting large contributions from the Self Storage Industry since she is so willing to destroy her California constituent’s lives with her thoughtless, reckless, despicable, unconscionable, unethical and out right immoral plan, CaliforniaAB-983.
My name is John Kinal and I have a story to tell.. (tags)
Justice for we guarantees freedom to be. My mother Jennie Kinal and I, at no time did we freely decide, her life was to be stolen by the first degree murderers at.. Winnipeg's HSC, the Health Sciences Center A heroin junkie can feel comfortable starving to death. So.. what the hell is happening in our hospitals.
Enemy Within=fbi/police (tags)
The USA is for some very tough sledding.
Support a Public Inquest into the continuing deaths at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Center (tags)
We have a serious responsibility here to speak fair against the stealing of innocent life currently going on over at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Center in "Comfort Care". They openly, without apology, deprive vital medicines, while torturing the patient with poisons such as with my mom, Jennie Kinal, now dead as crime victim to first degree murder.
Evidence of fbi crimes and cover ups by USA, police and DA (tags)
See my latest compilation of evidence of fbi crimes and cover ups by USA, police and DA against me.
fbi dirty laundry (tags)
Experience the unseen (until now) record of fbi dirty laundry:
Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Walden Bello (tags)
Without a doubt, Sanders has captured the imagination of people, especially the millennials, around the world.
Public to share the love to get rescued lions home to Africa (tags)
ADI is inviting the public to visit www.loveanimals.org/33-lions-back-to-africa.html, share the love and help get the 33 lions home
Fbi disinformation agents (tags)
Below is an example of a cointelpro trick used by the fbi to discredit a fbi whistle blower (me).
Is Jerry Brown Involved in the San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Scandal? (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear power industry in this country and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world.
Neoliberal Indoctrination (tags)
Neoliberalism tells the poor and weak that they are responsible for their misery. The true extent of social poverty barely reaches the public. A re-feudalization bomb rages and investors seek privatizing the public education system. People are atomized. Fragmentation is intentional.
What I Didn't Read in the TTIP Reading Room (tags)
Katja Kipping was one of the first German MPs to gain access to the new TTIP reading room opened in Berlin this week, and she has written up a report of her experience. We thought it was well worth translating from the original, ‘The Opposite of Transparency’.
fbi is public enemy # ONE (tags)
Never forget the evil that reigns in usa as fostered by fbi/cia .
LOOKING FOR CALIFORNIA AUCTION VICTIMS OF PUBLIC STORAGE (tags)
LOOKING FOR CALIFORNIA AUCTION VICTIMS OF PUBLIC STORAGE
The Military-Industrial Complex is the Greatest Threat for World Peace (tags)
Fighting the dominant culture of war that is promoted by all the media justifications of war and war propaganda is vital. This culture must be decoded as misanthropic and shattered. Building a culture of peace is the project of the century.
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
Corporatization of the Tenant Movement (tags)
MakeRoom.org is pushed by a nonprofit housing corporation, Enterprise Community Partners.
“Got Drought?” public art project about the California Drought unveiled on billboards thr (tags)
Los Angeles based artists Karen Fiorito and Alex Arinsberg take their artwork to the streets to educate the public about climate change.
fbi can run and hide, but not forever (tags)
The fbi hides its atrocities from public view with the help of main street media , but not for much longer .
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)
In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waste of resources. States are weakened by tax cuts.
Public art project aspires to save California (tags)
Got Drought? billboard project and social media campaign debuts in Los Angeles this month.
fbi's unethical dogma reveals its own criminality & corruption (tags)
The modern day fbi is now revealed as dirty and murderous as the Nazi culture that the fbi/cia seek to perpetuate upon our world.
Pussy Galore: Sir Roger Moore calls on public to help fly 33 lions home to Africa (tags)
Ground-breaking airlift of abused ex-circus lions from South America
Nuclear Shutdown News October2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
Memorandum 2015 (tags)
For 40 years, the Bremen study group has published memorandums. The council of experts promoted the profits of businesses, not aggregate economic demand. Mass unemployment surpassed the 5 million mark because of neoliberal structural reforms.
The Sleazy Nazi Tactics of Public Storage (tags)
Raping their customers on a daily basis has become a tradition for Public Storage who seems to be very proud of their sleazy reputation since they refuse to stop their disgustingly immoral and in most cases totally illegal and Nazi like business practices.
kentucky 101 for beginners (tags)
Kentucky especially rural eastern ky is one of the poorest regions in the us. However, there are a lot of help from governmental agencies who help fund black lung clinics food pantries and health clinics. Not all people are in the poor levels.
Canada had its best election ever! (tags)
Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party with 184 seats became the Majority Party in O Canada two weeks ago. "When government trusts citizens, citizens trust the government," Trudeau said. With higher taxes on the wealthy and infrastructure investment, Canada will become more inclusive.
New Book Rips Hillary Clinton (tags)
Oscar Contender Truth Explains Why the News Doesn't Tell It Anymore (tags)
The movie, or rather documentary, "Truth", establishes the retaliation that takes place when newsmen and producers tell the truth.
Drug Industry Bandits (tags)
CLASS ACTION SUIT CONTINUES: RONALD L. HAVNER JR's PREDATORY BUSINESS, PUBLIC STORAGE (tags)
FALSE ADVERTISING; BAIT & SWITCH; ILLEGAL AUCTIONS; INSURANCE FRAUD; MORE LAW SUITS PENDING AGAINST RONALD L. HAVNER JR.'S COMPANY, PUBLIC STORAGE. INCLUDING SEVERAL CLASS ACTION SUITS. CUSTOMERS VIOLATED WITHIN LAST 3 YEARS ARE CONTINUING TO JOIN. SUIT & LAWYERS CONTACT INFO IS HERE: http://www.laartsdistrictblogs.com/ClassActionAgainstPublicStorage.pdf
Police State Public Education in America (tags)
Berkeley Human Welfare Commission rejects BDS (tags)
"Divestment from the Israeli Occupation," the measure was defeated 5-2.
Tax Justice for Social Justice (tags)
Every year states lose billions in tax revenues through the aggressive tax avoidance practices of international corporations. These companies profit from public services whose financing is left to citizens. 1 trillion euros are lost every year from European public budgets.
Israel Bans Free Expression (tags)
Offshore Shell Games 2014, 56 pp (tags)
Ugland House is a modest five-story office building in the Cayman Islands, yet it is the registered address for 18,857 companies. The Cayman Islands, like many other offshore tax havens, levies no income taxes on companies incorporated there.
Educate the people against violence (tags)
Understand through this report that violence is the 'raison d'etre' of the police state.
The Coded World: Loss of Democracy and Abandonment of Knowledge (tags)
Neoliberalism is the enemy of knowledge. Specialized knowledge and the experience of skilled workers are sought less and less in a world ruled by simple numbers and algorithms. Through economization, powerful private enterprises manipulate or withhold information.
Public Storage Reviews they don't want you to see... (tags)
I ENTRUSTED PUBLIC STORAGE WITH MY LIFE AND THEY BLATANTLY & ILLEGALLY RAPED IT AWAY FROM ME! ***BOYCOTT PUBLIC STORAGE***
TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
A mass demonstration is planned for Saturday October 10 in Berlin against the TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership. A parallel private ad hoc arbitration system is created where corporations can sue states for lost profitsLabor and environmental rules undermined
Explosions Rock China (tags)
Neglect of Public Housing (tags)
Crisis and chance are represented by the same Chinese letter. Big US and German cities have sold off public housing to gain revenue. The Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program has financed 2-3 million units. The state is obligated to protect from the brutal market.
Jeremy Corbyn's Economic Vision (tags)
fbi are assassins, torturers & blackmailers (tags)
Now the public may discover the murderous corruption of the fbi.
fbi & the theory of future crime (tags)
See my report on the fbi's corrupt use of the theory of 'future crime'.
Venezuela Reveals New Evidence Against Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez (tags)
Black New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina (tags)
Monied Interests Run America (tags)
Crisis, Debt and the Development Perspective, 123 pp (tags)
700 free movies, 700 free E-books and 450 free audio books are ours at www.openculture.com. Enjoy the feast - in the land of disconnect and reversible cups!
WW Broad & The War On Public Education In LA (tags)
WorkWeek looks at three protests on the opening day at LAUSD and the war against public education led by the Eli Broad Foundation, Walton Foundation and other privatizers.
Donald Trump on the Issues (tags)
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.
Palestinian Family Victimized by Immolation Ineligible for Compensation (tags)
Irresponsible NYT and CNN Venezuela Bashing (tags)
Gitmo in Chicago Revisited (tags)
Close Confidant's Emails to Hillary Bash Britain's Cameron (tags)
Keystone XL Hits New Turbulence as South Dakota Permit Hearing Implodes (tags)
As the near failure of the Keystone 1 line proved, the consequences of siting TransCanada's bitumen-carrying export lines so close to drinking water supplies is a risk we can ill afford to accept in an age of water scarcity and climate disruption.
what would you do if? (tags)
See my report on atrocities committed against me and thousands of others and ask what you would do under similar circumstances.
"Margaret Sommers" Public Storage’s Corporate Whore of the Year (tags)
Raping their customers on a daily basis has become a tradition for Public Storage who seems to be very proud of their sleazy reputation since they refuse to stop their disgustingly immoral and in most cases totally illegal business practices. And District Manager, Margaret Sommers is a fine example of the kind of criminal minded corporate whore it takes for this shameful position in Ronald L. Havner Jr.’s thieving immoral empire of sleazy self serving corporate scumbags.
Tsipras Banishing Ministers Opposing His Sellout (tags)
US Joint Chiefs Chairman Nominee Irresponsibly Calls Russia America's "Greatest Threat" (tags)
One Year After Israel's 2014 Gaza Aggression (tags)
High Stakes Game of Chicken in Greece (tags)
Greek Bailouts for Creditors, not Economic Recovery (tags)
Corruption of Law & Society by fbi (tags)
This article is a more comprehensive study (than my other reports) on the specific ways that the fbi turns the United States of America into a quasi living hell for some political/ideological targets. The details of this study reflect the actual experiences and impressions of Geral W. Sosbee who is the object of an extreme vendetta by the fbi who seek to silence him by any discreet means possible.
KPFK hosted PACIFICA's board in LA. Missed it? here's some for ya (tags)
More on PACIFICA FORUM in LA june 2015 - as observed and noted. Many KPFK public members - and staff - and programmers came for their brief 2-min comment to the 'parent' company- Pacifica PNB members present, The PNB spoke for hours disputing, conflicting, discussing and also shouting to each other - while the larger-size audience sat way in back behind their circle.
Congress Approves Greater Corporate Predation (tags)
TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracy and the Public Interest (tags)
TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO describes the TTIP as “secret tribunals” where only “foreign investors” can sue. Frank Bsirske of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty.
Thousands in Britain Rally Against Austerity (tags)
Viacom CBS' Sumner Redstone Promotes Brutal Treatment Of Pot Smokers (tags)
Antipot enforcement is a racist, familybusting, economically stupid tactic of a fearmongering police state
The fbi's universal disregard for human rights: (tags)
My reports on the corruption of this country's society at the hands and feet of the fbi are required reading for those who seek to clean up the murderous mess caused by the government.
Leaked TPP Trade Bill Healthcare Annex (tags)
KPFK & PAPCIFICA forum in LA (tags)
June 12 - 15 2015 - Fri-Sat-Sun, here in LA are 3 full days of meetings by Pacifica PNB & KPFK's LSB...with brief public-comment times barely included. See website for agenda.
TISA vs Public Services, 28 pp (tags)
The TISA is among the alarming new wave of trade and investment agreements founded on legally binding powers that institutionalize the rights of investors and prohibit government actions in a wide range of areas only incidentally related to trade.
72 Links: McDonald's & Unionbusting, Animal Agony, Human Disease, Environmental Devastatio (tags)
McDonald's announced this week its hamburgers will be juicier. Since the 'juice' in animal flesh is blood, is McDonald's saying its sandwiches will be bloodier?
World Be Advised (tags)
Cointel programs are not visible to the public, but are murderously destructive of the nation.
Demand The Permanent Closure Of A Taxpayer Funded "Meat Animal" Research Center in Nebrask (tags)
Help shut down a 55 square mile animal concentration camp in southern Nebraska run by the USDA
A Partial Privatization of Justice (tags)
On www.socialeurope.eu, Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO warns that the TTIP is a secret tribunal where only foreign investors can sue. The TTIP brings a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state by creating a parallel private arbitration system with irrevocable decisions.
PublicStorageScumbags.com is now on line. (tags)
PublicStorageScumbags.com is now on line and will be featuring the sleazy scumbags at Public Storage who are scamming innocent people all over America.
Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology (tags)
The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.”
Senate Defeats Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority (tags)
I Was Raped By Ronald L. Havner & The Sleazy Corporate Whores @PublicStorage (tags)
Public Storage thoughtlessly and illegally devastated the life of a Los Angeles artist after they wrongfully auctioned off a life time of his photography and art work without blinking an eye, or giving the artist any kind of proper notification, something they legally have to do. What they returned to him was 4 boxes of old paperwork that was literally dumped into old disheveled cardboard boxes. That is what Public Storage considered his "Personal" belongings. The artist straightened them out. And I don't think he's close to being finished. A law suit against Public Storage is being now being prepared and will be filed in the near future.
JOIN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST RONALD L. HAVNER JR's PREDATORY BUSINESS, PUBLIC STORAGE (tags)
JOIN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST PUBLIC STORAGE! HAVE YOU BEEN VIOLATED WITHIN LAST 3 YEARS? CURRENT LAWSUIT & LAWYERS CONTACT INFO IS HERE: http://www.laartsdistrictblogs.com/ClassActionAgainstPublicStorage.pdf
Palestinians contract with public relations Firm (tags)
Our tax Dollars at work.
What drives charter profiteer Ref Rodriguez? (tags)
PROFITS! Why Ref Rodriguez and his CCSA covet the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Seat
Los Angeles Artist Threatens 40 Million Dollar Law Suit for Public Storage Illegal Auction (tags)
Another illegal auction by Public Storage is sparking yet another law suit. This time for 40 million dollars against Ronald L. Havner's already legally embattled company, Public Storage. Public Storage is currently being sued all over the country for... "Bait and Switch", "False Advertising", Fraudulent Conversion" Wrongful Auctions" and more...
The Sleazy Corporate Thieves of Public Storage: Ronald L. Havner Jr. , B. Wayne Hughes.... (tags)
The Sleazy Corporate thieves of Public Storage: Ronald L. Havner Jr.; B. Wayne Hughes; Edward John Reyes; Shawn L. Weidmann; and more, are ripping off their customers on a daily basis and literally ruining people's lives all over America. And they are doing this on a daily basis while law enforcement sits back and does nothing but watch while the sleazy blue collar multimillion dollar executives get even richer with the blood money of their innocent victims of their totally unlawful scams. Bait & Switch, False Advertising, Fraudulent Conversion, Illegal Auctions of their customers most cherished belongings. These people are blatant corporate thieves! And so far they are getting away with it. But not for long if one Angry LA Artist has anything to say about it.
Death in Days: Beware of This Bacteria: Lethal Anthrax Vaccine's Victims (tags)
As Senators Feinstein, Boxer, the CDC and the pharma-narco-medical industrical complex continues to push compulsory vaccines, it is good to research the number of deaths and diseases from vaccines for swine flu, anthrax (which causes birth defects), 'smallpox', 'flu' etc.
CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT FILED AGAINST RONALD L. HAVNER JR. 's COMPANY, "PUBLIC STORAGE" (tags)
Ronald L. Havner Jr., one of the Sleaziest CEO , heading one of the sleaziest companies in America today… Yes… That would be “Public Storage” who is being sued again in yet another class action law suit for ”False Advertising... Deceptive Business Practices... Bait and switch… Fraudulent Conversion… Unlawful Auctions of people’s belongings…” with more law suits on the way. “Public Storage is conscientiously ruining people's lives with an array of illegal actions and auctions.” say’s the attorney heading a team of lawyers in Los Angeles. Their fraudulent actions are sparking law suits from angry customers all over the country. If you Google ‘Public Storage Lawsuits’, you will find dozens and dozens of current law suits have been filed against Ronald L. Havner Jr ‘s company, Public Storage.
The Illegal & Predatory Business Practices of Ronald L. Havner Jr's company Public Storage (tags)
Ronald L. Havner Jr. is one of the Sleaziest CEO’s, heading one of the sleaziest companies in America today… Yes… That would be “Public Storage”. Bait and switch… Fraudulent Conversion… Unlawful Auctions… Public Storage is ruining lives and being sued for it all over the country. Just Google ‘Public Storage Lawsuits’.
A Summary Of Crimes By The fbi (tags)
This is a summary of my previous reports on the crimes committed by the fbi and how the fbi corrupts all cops and the general public.
The Illegal & Predatory Business Practices of Ronald L. Havner Jr's company Public Storage (tags)
Ronald L. Havner Jr. is one of the Sleaziest CEO’s, heading one of the sleaziest companies in America today… Yes… That would be “Public Storage”. Bait and switch… Fraudulent Conversion… Unlawful Auctions… Public Storage is ruining lives and being sued for it all over the country. Just Google ‘Public Storage Lawsuits’.
Hypocritical and Hippocratic Economic Policy in Europe (tags)
The crisis is multilayered-a bank crisis, a crisis of wealth distribution and a misallocation of capital between long-term real investments and virtual financial investments.. The frugal Schwabian housewife is not a suitable model.
fbi, police and the general public are an emerging criminal enterprize (tags)
See my report on how this has come about: fbi, police and the general public are an emerging criminal enterprize
Fbi and the public are an emerging criminal enterprize (tags)
See how the fbi joins with the public in a now real, formerly science fiction enterprize.
Animal Agony, Union Busting, Deforestation, Human Disease At McDonald's (tags)
Unionbusting, obesity, strokes, heart attacks, cancer, animal agony, deforestation, rainforest destruction, energy waste, crime, litter associated with the Western wrold's biggest restaurant chain
Public Storage management Kathleen Jarnagin & and Margaret Sommers, Unethical & Predatory (tags)
Public Storage is being sued all over the country for their unethical and even predatory business practices. And one LA artist tells us why... "This storage company 'Public Storage' has done nothing but put me in a constant state of prolonged emotional stress with there blatantly predatory and unethical business practices! Public Storage SUCKS!"
Unethical and Predatory Business Practices by Management of "Public Storage" (tags)
After having to put my belongings in storage unit at "Public Storage" for safe keeping, I found out the storage company itself, "Public Storage" was who I really needed protection from!
CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT NOW FORMING AGAINST ""PUBLIC STORAGE"" (tags)
CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT NOW FORMING AGAINST ""PUBLIC STORAGE"" FOR PREDATORY BUSINESS PRACTICES. Contact David Goldner: DavidGoldnerPhotography@gmail.com
Irresponsible Putin Rumors (tags)
TTIP: A Charter for Deregulation, an Attack on Jobs and an End to Democracy (tags)
The parallel private 3-judge arbitration courts could be used by fracking, nuclear and cigarette companies to sue for lost profits. Laws and regulations in the public interest could be decried as indirect expropriations. A "regulatory chill" will deter communities by fear of lawsuits.
Democracy for Sale: Stop Fast Track and TTIP! (tags)
The investment protection clause of the TTIP grants investors special protection regarding their so-called :"legitimate expectation." Businesses can sue when they feel restricted in their business activity by new laws in the public interest. Financial services are an important sector for US investors.
The impending eviction of San Francisco's Station 40 (tags)
As ye sow, so shall ye weep...
Israeli Women Wage Peace (tags)
FEDS ALLOW LAWSUIT TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON TO PROCEED (tags)
On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracyand the Public Interest (tags)
The controversial investment-protection agreement establishes a parallel justice giving security to all investors.. The states would be liable for compensation for any lower profits.. We all know our plane can only survive when we do everything for a sustainable economy.
Death of Dr. Ernest Sternglass (tags)
Dr. Ernest Sternglass died on February 12 at age 91. Dr. Sternglass was author of Secret Fallout:From Hiroshima to Three Mile Island. Dr. Sternglass was a pioneer in pointing out the links between radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons and commercial reactors and the development of cancer and other health problems.
Time Warner Now Charging Customers For Over-The-Air Television (tags)
Time Warner is now encrypting over-the-air television stations (PBS, NBC, ABC) then charging customers for access to these stations.
TTIP: Redistribution of Power, not Free Trade (tags)
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) involves the redistribution of power away from the parliaments and to the executive and its unelected lobbyists. The TTIP does not involve freedom of trade.
Salaita Sues University of Illinois (tags)
Expect Dirty Business as Usual Following Saudi King's Death (tags)
Obama's Phony Middle Class Tax Relief Plan (tags)
Are the Times A-Changin' at UC Berkeley’s School of Law? (tags)
Torture Memo, Racial Unrest & (Perhaps) a Job Applicant’s Cover Letter Wake Up the School’s Faculty, Staff and Once-Floundering Social Justice Center
Hypocrisy in Paris (tags)
PHILIPPINES: Rescind the LRT-MRT Fare Hikes (tags)
Metro-Manila: The roughly 100 percent fare increases imposed on users of the Light Rail Transit 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit 3 is a great disservice to the riding public.
Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid (tags)
Victory of the Economy over Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
The person exists as an end-in-him/herself and not merely as a means... On the other hand, the principle of the worldwide market economy is based on treating persons and their needs as means to the end of profit realization.
Battleground America (tags)
Austerity Policy as Momentous Mistake (tags)
The IMF's austerity policy of the last years was misguided. That austerity policy led to intensified growth declines and increasing unemployment... Public investments could raise economic growth both in the short- and long-term.
NEW INTERVENTION BY FILIPINO WRITER IN FILIPINO (tags)
A new avant-garde, innovative book of poems and neoconceptualist writing/artwork has been launched. AMBIL, by E. San Juan, Jr., gathers the most recent lliterary and art-work by the US-based Filipino writer, critic and public intellectual.
Evidence of a new, unheralded, illegal, quasi 'Criminal Justice System' (CJS) forged by (tags)
See evidence that the fbi secretly turns civil court judges into operatives and at the same time uses the internet to try, convict, and punish innocent Targets of fbi for intelligence purposes and with the implied acceptance of the general public.
Lavrov: West Wants Regime Change in Russia (tags)
The USA is under the control of evil men (tags)
See my report that should alarm all who trust the USA's government.
Stop the TTIP! (tags)
The European Commission suspended the secret TTIP negotiations for four months to get citizen consultation on the Investor-State-Dispute SettlementThis proposed parallel system with 3-person courts of arbitration allows corporations to sue for lost profits. Decisions are irrevocable.
Obamacare Designed as a Scam (tags)
fbi crimes online forge new criminal courts,part 2 (tags)
The following part two of my report of a new criminal court system shown more details of how the fbi has circumvented the US constitution in the fbi's illegal arrests and killings.
Murderous corruption at fbi, DPS, Texas AG, (tags)
See my reports on the breakdown of law in the USA as directed by the fbi, DPS, etc.
Killers, torturers and the new recommended registry for them (tags)
I propose a long overdue registry to protect us from government killers & torturers.
Anthrax And Other Attacks On The American People By Agencies Of Our Government (tags)
Weaponized anthrax and other anthrax have been stored in at least 300 labs in the US... the CIA gave 1 billion dollars and 4000 sacrificial primates from Ft Detrick to Battelle of Tennessee to research weaponized anthrax
September 2014 Honduras coup update (tags)
This September in Honduras...we now within two months of this infamous model cities (privatisation of entire cities) actually starting unless miraculous resistance springs up. But uprisings do actually happen, in Miskitia, a long boat ride or helicopter ride from much of Honduras, when pissed cops and soldiers arrested 40 at a party after people refused to give them alcohol or money for alcohol, and these agents of the system fired gunshots,wounding 4 who were locked up, the community didn't take it,the officers ran away, the community set on fire the copshop.
Media Scoundrels Wage War (tags)
Obama Targets Free Expression (tags)
Firestorm Over Steven Salaita's Sacking (tags)
Beyond Development: Alternative Visions from Latin America, 198 pp (tags)
TISA: Everything Will Be Marketed (tags)
A new agreement (TISA, Trade in Services Agreement) could privatize drinking water and health care through the back door. The resistance by many non-governmental organizations to the free trade agreement TTIP seems to pick up speed
Organized Labor in America Today (tags)
Thinkers replaced by Social Controllers on massive scale. (tags)
The following is a clarification re prev article. It says thinkers are being replaced by social controllers because truth is the major threat to the dominant elite, secular liberal collectivists. Also, explains how Corporations are highly favored.
TTIP: Threat to Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
The TTIP, the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible.
Memorandum 2014 (tags)
Both Germany and the US follow an economic policy without enlightenment. Slight economic stimulation will not solve problems of mass unemployment and corporate welfare. Tax evasion of corporations and tax cuts for the super-rich lead to suffering and a revenue crisis.
Philippine president signs law requiring tobacco companies to put graphic health warnings (tags)
President Benigno Aquino, a known smoker, signed the law that will require the scary warning label to cover 50% of the bottom of cigarette packs, front and back. Tens of thousands of people die each year from tobacco-related diseases in the Philippines.
Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm (Again) (tags)
The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.
TTIP Undermines the Constitutional State (tags)
TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a deregulation agreement, a great redistribution project benefiting mammoth corporations at the expense of women and the 99%. Loud protest caused the EU commission to suspend negotiation on the investor right to sue.
Is AFT Pres Weingarten On The Take? (tags)
Is AFT President Randi Weingarten and other officials of the AFT/CFT and NEA/CTA taking millions of dollars from "non-profits" funded by union busters and privatizers such as the Gates Foundation, Broad Foundation and others is the question that attorney and education advocate Kathy Carroll answers
Free Trade Agreement: Special Rights for Corporations (tags)
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) gives corporations the right to sue sovereign states for lost profits and endangers public sector jobs and social and environmental protections
Public Comment on South Central Farm Site (tags)
Received from Jack Neff of SCF.
wrapping fish in Dennis Marx' dead body (tags)
Gallery Opening Highlights Journalist’s Creativity, Insights, and Passions (tags)
A gallery opening at the Unrban Coffee House in Santa Monica, CA commemorates the life and work of John Johnson with commentary, music, silent auction, refreshements, a commemorative issue of Change-links, and tabling by independent, progressive media and publishers.
Investment Protection at a Crossroads (tags)
TTIP gives foreign investors the right to sue sovereign governments before ad hoc arbitration courts when lost profits occur as a result of political decisions. These decisions cannot be appealed and undermine social, environmental and labor regulations.
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.
Philippines: Freedom from Corruption and Plunder on Independence Day (tags)
On Independence Day, we call upon all Filipinos to take a stand and take back what is rightfully ours.
The FBI Inspires a New Strategy (tags)
Fake terrorism is good for business.
Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain (tags)
Laytonville Healthy Start hosted Ralph Cantor in a new series of presentations on the topic of "Marijuana & the Adolescent Brain." Ralph taught at Laytonville High and then a public forum in May 2014. "Further Adventures with Ralph" consists of two 59 minute sections
Los Angeles Joins Nationwide #WaveOfAction Occupation of FCC Offices to #SaveTheInternet (tags)
The #WaveOfAction to #SaveTheInternet swept through twenty cities across the United States on Thursday, May 15, 2014, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new rules to drastically change how the Internet operates.
Hidden neoliberal absolutism more evident in rise of repressive regimes. (tags)
Effects of the UN's neoliberal absolutism on 10 Dec 2008 has been hidden from the public by the UN and leadership of major human rights organizations but seen in GFC 2008/9 and now the rise of repressive regimes at UN.
Sweden: How the welfare state was stolen (tags)
The entrance of private equity from 2005-6 was a big shift. They created a totally different logic, where short-term extraction of profit was the only goal. In 2011 the shit really hit the fan.
Neoliberalism has brought us back to Rockefeller's best times. Bill Gates is 1.4 million times as rich as the average American. A "feudal lifestyle" is made out to be worthwhile and in no way negatively described. Thus "re-feudalization" is dulled as a polemical term.
Here's some interesting privatization connections in regards to the LAUSD District 1 race (tags)
Epilogue to an article on the forces of neoliberalism meddling in the LAUSD District 1 Special Election that will run in the LA Progressive.
Public Relations - Propaganda as an Economic Branch (tags)
"The borders between skillful PR, dull propaganda and lobbyism and corruption are flowing. The only possibility for protecting oneself is to be informed as extensively and independently as possible. This is easier said than done; information costs energy and time and assumes a basic education."
Liberating the Economy from Prejudices (tags)
Economics is not an immutable unchangeable fate but a human system where changing rules changes outcomes. James Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz are two well-known economists who question the myths of conventional economics, the self-healing, efficient and deregulated market
Video: Public Schools for Sale? (tags)
Preeminent education historian and public school advocate Diane Ravitch talks to Bill this week about the private sellout of public schools. The attack on public schools is an attack on democracy. Entrepreneurs see education as an industry, $500 billion yearly of taxpayer money.
Boycott Peru - End Nazism (tags)
Peru has a growing number of neo-nazi's. The believe that Jewish people are the reason they are impoverished, particularly in the andes mountain communities. They believe that supporting a Nazi agenda will increase their wellbeing.
Home-less-free occupying is not a free ride either (tags)
Another article written on LA Indy was full of comments that derided the author as if that answered the question of how the everywhere-living-homeless in LA have used up what were spaces intended for the general public - for children, for athletes, for elderly, for the tired, the disabled, the visitors. And no blame is made but the reality is noted and forthrightly stated. No PC necessary. No attack the writer is needed. No solutions are available, apparently.
On the Death of John Kenneth Galbraith (tags)
The great economist John Kenneth Galbrath was shocked at the public squalor alongside private affluence. He devised the horse-sparrow theory, horses must be fed so the sparrows can live. A healthy economy means shrinking the financial sector and expanding the public sector.
Washington's Dirty War on Venezuela (tags)
TTIP: A Tranatlantic Constitution of Corporations? (tags)
TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, endangers the economy, health and food policies of countries outside the EU and the US. The Investor-State Settlement mechanism gives corporations the same status as nation states. A flood of lawsuits can be expected.
Walking the New Broadway (tags)
Carbusters.org, the journal of the carfree movement, generously allows downloading 40 past issues. http://carbusters.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2010/07/Carbusters-40.pdf
Ongoing Operation Gladio Redux in Pakistan Written by Zahir Ebrahim (tags)
The sorry fact that the entire establishment of Pakistan, in toto, is self-servingly pitching that imperial narrative while continuing to permit her sovereign territories to be droned by the sole superpower, with occasional outbursts of bravado by her own military in equally futile military operations which mostly kill and displace her own innocent civilians, which in turn naturally seed from amongst the angry and traumatized survivors a continual supply of new recruits into the same terrorist cesspool of suicide bombers, bespeaks of the validity of the common man's rather empirical opinion that childish fools and brigands and blackguards are ruling Pakistan.
In the Whirlpool of Deregulation (tags)
The economy changed from real- to finance capitalism since the 1970s. This was not an accidental development. The economic researcher Stephan Schulmeister sees a pattern where deregulation created problems that were fought with more deregulation.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 41 pp (tags)
The Investor-State Dispute mechanism gives corporations the status of nation states. The Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall is suing Germany for 1 billion Euros for stopping nuclear power too quickly!
The Rent Crisis in Los Angeles (tags)
There is a growing housing and rent crisis in Los Angeles. The resistence is here and growing.
Reid Derails Fast Track (tags)
California Safe Schools Celebrates Pearl August Humanitarian Award Recipients (tags)
California Safe Schools Environmental Health Summit & 15th Anniversary Honors Humanitarians & Environmental Victories
Taking over public areas by homeless means overuse not moderate fair-share-use (tags)
Homeless folk are wanting their own bill of rights, it is noted. And yet the actual difference between those without inside living spaces to reside within and the others who find some way to share space, rent space, trade for space, and thus live indoors may be one of more than money they have available for rent. The sharing of public park spaces, or sand, sidewalk spaces with those who Reside there [live in the public spaces and thus do not share those spaces] and those who want to just temporarily sit or enjoy that space for a short time seems to be in conflict.
KPFK turmoils continue, this one comes from Christine Blosedale critics (tags)
But has anyone heard Christine Blosedale complain about her job at KPFK ? Those at the recent Jan 2014 LSB meeting did.
Should the NFL Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status? (tags)
Giving a tax-exempt status to the NFL is like Stephan Harper's perversion of remaking Canada a bitumen staple theory. Vancouver BC has 26 community centers, some with swimming pools that take your breath away. Maybe a future of community centers is a third way beyond state and market.
New York's Zionist Mayor (tags)
Los Angeles Marches in the Second Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering (tags)
Los Angeles participated in the Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering today in Santa Monica. There were 50-70 activists involved, including members of Los Angeles Skywatch. The public was very receptive and inquisitive.
Venice Hosts A Day of Action For Rights of Homeless (tags)
"We will not obey unjust laws or submit to unjust practices,” wrote Dr. Martin Luther King. And so it was: public feedings, parade led by Superbroke Brass and Tin and Strings Electric Marching Band, sit-in after sit-in on the Boardwalk, and a sleepout at the Venice Circle.
CITIZENS TO PICKET WEHO CITY COUNCIL (tags)
CITIZENS TO PICKET COUNCIL MEETING TO STOP WEST HOLLYWOOD FROM DEMOLISHING A NATIONAL HISTORIC BUILDING
Soft Science, Hard Time: The Expanding Sexual Regulatory State As Facilitated By Science- (tags)
Periodic social upheavals as a result of moral panic seem to be the norm for humanity, with large segments of society reacting, or overreacting, with almost virally propagated outrage to perceived threats. The moral panic of our current age, an obsession with sexual inviolability, illustrates our continued susceptibility to emotional and irrational fears.
KPFK SECRECY, TURMOILS, CONFLICTS, OPAQUENESS, and HYPOCRISY too ? (tags)
KPFK is apparently again experiencing changes with inside-hidden-competitions. turmoil, factionalizing conflicts and has denied it’s stakeholders and paying Public Members and Sponsors any participation or even being informed of “what is going on there ?” The most recent LSB board meeting was very unusually filled with KPFK programmers, some staff, and many public members present, speaking to problems that most members did not have any information about and could not obtain. Twice during that long 5 hr meeting, public comment time was used to directly ASK all in the room to clarify, state, explain to ‘the rest of us’ what was occurring and yet there was NO DIRECT HONEST INFORMATION given openly by anyone in the room to those ‘not in the know’. Five hours of maneuvering, conflicts, discussions and yet not one honest response to the question “what is happening inside KPFK ?” that brought out so many people to speak in behalf of staff or complain about staff or promote their own personal issues and causes. The Problem was never revealed nor stated. How could this be ? at Our Radio Station ?
NAFTA's Deplorable Legacy (tags)
Newspapers Push for Snowden Pardon (tags)
The New York Times and The Guardian (London) published major editorial statements on New Year's Day, reviewing the evidence that Edward Snowden's whistleblowing on NSA spying has largely been vindicated. They call for the creation of conditions that will allow Snowden to return home with dignity.
Palestinian Children in Cages (tags)
The False Model (tags)
Sooner or later “peak soil” will follow peak oil. This kind of mastery of the economic and financial crisis leads inevitably to a food crisis and even to a hunger crisis in many poor world regions. Isn’t expanding public services commanded for ecological and social reasons?
Media lies while Syrians die: Media disinformation and the Syrian war (tags)
Months after the events took place, Pulitzer prize winning journalists and others are finally reporting about the lies and manipulations of the US government regarding the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria. Far from shining a light on the true situation in the country, however, these reports continue to avoid the underlying causes and explanations for what is happening in Syria, and the forces that are behind it. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the Syrian war coverage of the mainstream media is not its underlying bias—that was always to be expected—but how remarkably ineffective that coverage has been in convincing the public of the need for military intervention in the country. After nearly three years of relentless propaganda attempting to convince the public of the virtue of the terrorist insurgency and the incomparable evil of Assad, the seemingly inevitable march toward war in the wake of the Ghouta chemical weapons attack faltered after public opinion overwhelmingly came down on the side of non-interventionist policies. Perhaps reading public sentiment, many mainstream outlets even took to pointing out the media bias on the war and trying to retroactively position themselves against military intervention. This has to be credited to a remarkable, global, grassroots phenomenon of independent citizen media breaking through the layers of propaganda to provide true, cogent analysis of the situation on the ground in Syria.
Corruption Scandal Rocks Turkey (tags)
Green Party of California Announces Its Statewide Endorsements for June 2014 (tags)
Unsafe at any speed - Irans nuclear ambitions (tags)
(original article on: http://concrete.blogsport.eu/2013/12/05/irans-nuclear-ambitions-unsafe-a... )
Britain's War on Press Freedom (tags)
France Lies for Israel (tags)
TPP Protesters Greet President Obama in Beverly Hills — in Pictures (tags)
[This is a subset of the full article, which was posted to LA Progressive. http://www.laprogressive.com/tpp-protesters-obama/ ]
Israeli Police State Lawlessness (tags)
Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system (tags)
Akbayan Partylist welcomes the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as well as all forms of congressional insertions with the aim of creating lump sum funds for projects primarily determined by lawmakers.
Stop the TTIP - Elephants-Marriage! (tags)
TTIP Is old wine in new wineskins. Free trade- and investor-protection prescriptions from the 20th century according to the style of the WTO are not solutions for current challenges. A transatlantic partnership for social-ecological transformation would look very different.
TPP: NAFTA on Steroids (tags)
Vilifying Venezuela's Maduro (tags)
Seven Good Reasons for a More Just Tax Policy (tags)
In the US, the top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982. Reagan cut the top rate to 35% and changed taxation from corporate to individual leading to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Taxation, investment, labor market, trade and distribution policies must change.
Protest Underscores Continuing Privatization of Oregon Schools (tags)
The Oregon Business Association (OBA) held its annual Statesman Dinner on October 17 to honor the Statesman of the Year. The event was fraught with anomalies, not least of which was the fact that the award went to Sue Levin, the Executive Director of Stand for Children Oregon.
Anti-Defamation League's Top 10 Anti-Israeli Groups (tags)
LAPD’s Secret Reporting Getting Public Airing (tags)
LAPD’s Secret Reporting Getting Public Airing
Panera's Restaurant Chain Collecting For Vivisector (tags)
Please ask Panera's to stop collecting for animal torture (vivisection).
shadowy media (tags)
If it walks like a duck .....
From Obamacare to Trade (tags)
Superversion not subversion is the new and very real threat to the state.
Palos Verdes Teen Podcasters Awarded by Transom (Atlantic Public Media) (tags)
Transom, a non-profit group administered by Atlantic Public Media, has awarded $1,000, production guidance, and exposure to the teenage radio production staff of Open Orchard Productions.
Nestle: Global Water Predator (tags)
Public Banking Avoids Today's Debacle (tags)
What a Way to Run the Country (tags)
Whither Occupy Wall Street? (tags)
Trinational Coalition's statement of support for teachers in Mexico (tags)
Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education-USA template statement and contacts listing to demonstrate support of teachers in Mexico
Joining Forces for Education's statement on Aquino resignation (tags)
Joining Forces for Education's statement on using Broad's Jaime Aquino's resignation to push for authentic reforms
It’s war that sells (tags)
The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management, where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us.
John Kerry Is A Ghoul In The Night of Living Dead (tags)
John Kerry now walks onto the graves of many, many to-soon-be-dead humans beings. He adamantly plays his well-crafted, seemingly rational justifications for more war; but his whole stage-craft of lies about knowing who is behind the chemical attacks, is a fraud of deceit as Biblical proportions. He is already a living corpse, a puppet for another Zionist-minted atrocity, similar to our Manchurian Candidate Barack Obama, both who lead this repeat of professional propaganda campaign, expecting the American public to swallow another pack of lies for another military and political fiasco (as if the U.S. can never learn from previous mistakes). Both have sold their souls to the devil of political push and shove.
The Lie of “Limited” War Against Syria (tags)
The rats are jumping ship. Obama’s strongest allies can’t stomach the stench of lies that are the foundation of the war effort against Syria. Even England, whose entire foreign policy is reduced to asking “how high?” when the U.S. says “jump,” opted to stay grounded for Obama’s war drive.
Ingo Schulze: Ten Theses about the Crisis (tags)
It is the madness that has become self-evident: for years, the public sphere has been plundered and democracy ruined. The German writer Ingo Schulze has had enough. Here he sets out ten reasons to take himself seriously again
The AFL-CIO’s New Strategy: Inspiration or Hype? (tags)
After years of embarrassing denial, the AFL-CIO recently took its first baby step in addressing the crisis that has engulfed organized labor: it recognized there was a problem. In the run up to its national convention in early September in Los Angles, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently admitted that “what we’ve been doing isn’t working,” and consequently announced a new strategy that was, supposedly, a revolutionary break from the previously-failed strategy of organized labor.
Drumbeat for War on Syria (tags)
Paul Krugman on "Truthiness" and the Deficits (tags)
"We all know how democracy is supposed to work. Politicians are supposed to campaign on the issues, and an informed public is supposed to cast its votes based on those issues, with some allowance for the politicians’ perceived character and competence."
A Big Victory For Oregon’s Biggest Union (tags)
After years of painful backsliding, the state workers of Oregon’s largest union, SEIU 503, recently stood firm and scored a big win in their contract negotiations against the state’s anti-union Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber.
Whatever Happened to Daily News? (tags)
The decline of the Mainstream Daily News.
Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement (tags)
Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition asking the American Institute of Architects to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
National Public Radio Cruelty To Animals (tags)
The more the average animal flesh consumption in the world plummets, the more desperate NPR (there is nothing public about "Public" radio) is to promote its fast food stock. CEO Gary Knell continues to toll the animals' funeral knell.
Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform (tags)
Joint Open Letter by 150 human rights, digital rights and media rights NGOs to Obama (tags)
Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures have triggered a necessary and long-delayed public debate about the acceptable boundaries of surveillance in a democratic country, a debate that on 5 June you welcomed having.
The Dislocation of Homo Oeconomicus (tags)
"Students rate the teachers and demand a very specific kind of knowledge from them: it should be measurable, packaged and practical and cannot contain any uncertainties. Experimenting or thinking is not desired. There is a relation between service-provider and customer..."
Hardwired Inequality in America (tags)
Detroit Mirrors America's Decline (tags)
Normal Catastrophes and The Industrialization of Thinking (tags)
Instead of offering enlightenment about social reality, the media function as an amusement enterprise and immobilizing machine. Information mutates into infotainment... Advanced civilization is marginalized in many social areas into a sanctuary of the elites.
Punishment by the People (tags)
Online groups are being manipulated to stalk, defame and harass Peace Activists, Whistleblowers, Writers and Educators because of supposed, un-American activities
Lobbyism: The Erosion of Democracy (tags)
The developments of the last decades point in a dangerous direction. Democracy threatens to become an empty husk with formal demands for democratic decisions while the contents are defined by tiny elite circles (catchword “post-democracy”). A living democracy is vital.
Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)
While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.
Portland's Austerity Resistance Movement Sparks Changes to City (tags)
On June 20, Oregon’s Portland City Council unanimously voted to approve a budget that had been one of the most grassroots-contested examples of austerity in recent memory.
Killing the Messenger: Official Greek Government Policy (tags)
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).
For Immediate End of Austerity Policy in Europe (tags)
The growth model forced in the past with redistribution from bottom to top and increasing export surpluses has failed. For years, the demands of the Alternative Economic Policy study group emphasized combating unemployment and poverty and, taming the financial markets.
We're All Bradley Manning (tags)
Anti-Government Protests Rock Turkey (tags)
Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)
Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 3 of 3
Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)
Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 2 of 3
Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)
Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices
10 Theses about the Crisis: Ingo Schulze (tags)
German novelist Ingo Schulze's 2012 "Our Beautiful New Clothes" explains how we have accepted the form without the substance of democracy. People accepted the emperor's new clothes until a child cried "but he has nothing on." Maybe Hans Christian Anderson can help us.
Woolrich London Killing: Terrorism or False Flag? (tags)
Abusing Prisoners Decreases Public Safety --Interview w/ author and former (tags)
If given the attention it deserves, an important new book is certain to make significant contributions to the public discussions of US prison policy. The author, Shawn Griffith, was released last year from Florida’s prison system at the age of 41, after spending most of his life, almost 24 years, behind bars, including seven in solitary confinement.
Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban (tags)
May 14, 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – TODAY, the Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative. The committee vote was seven in favor and none against.
Counter-Currents on the Run! (tags)
The Circle Ansuz Bay Area Leidang has been actively pursuing Counter-Currents Publishing for the last several months. We have recently learned they are claiming to have left the Bay Area and have moved to San Diego, CA.
Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S. (tags)
Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both Republicans and Democrats start talking the language of “austerity,” that is the notion that economic policy must be guided by reducing budgetary deficits first and foremost, and that workers exclusively must be made to pay the cost.
VENICE OPDs ARE BACK! BUT WHY? (tags)
Nasty Venice Anti-Homeless Gentrification Permit Parking Efforts Keep Coming Back.
US-Style Free Trade in Good Hands with Michael Froman (tags)
Andy P. Hart: Suicide or Murder? (tags)
fbi operatives at their dirty work (tags)
See how the fbi threatens blackmail and at the same time seeks to instill fear.
Anatomy of a False Flag (tags)
Boston Black Ops: Manufacturing Terror (tags)
Budget Cuts and Happy Times (tags)
For around three decades, a Troika from Wall Street, the US Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve pushed global (capital) investments with a mixture of tax cuts, cheap credits and overrated securities.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Drops Taser Proposal (tags)
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is the fourth chief in a decade to propose cops use tasers while talking people out of public crisis. For the fourth time, this proposal was met with powerful citizen opposition..
Destroying Public Education in Chicago (tags)
Cyprus Update (tags)
Washington Post Anti-Bolivarian Propaganda (tags)
SNWA Whistleblower Shows Ratepayers Bilked for Spring Valley Ranches (tags)
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has used rate hikes and government subsidies to purchase ranches at six times above market value to appear as landholders for water rights for their proposed pipeline. An employee of the SNWA turned whistleblower has come forward with evidence of bribery of local officials and yearly losses of money on the SNWA ranches. In related news Sen. Mike Roberson introduced SB 232 with bipartisan support to require greater transparency by the SNWA and would require the water authority to obtain approval from the PUC before increasing water rates.
Tax Evasion and the Social State (tags)
The good social state invests in the social, in the education of children of the new lower classes... Taxes is the price we pay for a civilized society (Oliver Wendell Holmes).. The state share must increase in a developed society since ever greater demands are made on the state.
Phoenix Police to encrypt radio transmissions making them secret (tags)
Phoenix Police to encrypt radio transmissions and make them secret.
Democrats and Labor: A Tale of Abuse (tags)
The Democratic Party’s participation in the recent national “sequester” cuts is yet another big dent in their love affair with organized labor. But break-ups are often a protracted process. Before a relationship ends there is usually a gradual deterioration based on irreconcilable differences, until the split becomes inevitable. The decades-long marriage of labor unions and the Democratic Party is nearing such a divorce. Labor unions are becoming frustrated as the Democrats flaunt their affair with corporate America and Wall Street.
Italians Reject Austerity (tags)
Eroding Free Expression in Israel (tags)
Bradley Manning: Profile in Courage Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (tags)
"We need a new economic balance" (tags)
If the US removed the cap on social security taxes, public spirit and generational fairness would return to the states. At present, there is a cap at $106K. If you make $4 million, you only pay social security tax on the first $106K.
Bob Barker Spearheads New Campaign on Elephant Rides as LA City Considers Ban (tags)
Bob Barker assists ADI in their nationwide initiative to ban the use of elephants for entertainment through a new documentary, "No Fun For Elephants."
To Feb 25 CA Hearing -Amnesty Intl: Proposed reforms will not alleviate the inhumanity... (tags)
Amnesty International has released a statement a few days before the California State Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing scheduled for 25 February. The hearing will review the reforms proposed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for the Security Housing Units (SHUs) and hear testimony from prison advocates, lawyers and family members.
DONT ban, SAVE plastic bagees please ! (tags)
LA City is being lobbied to Ban our useful plastic bags for secret reasons not stated. Public meetings are barely made available to comment, pro or con. We are being hoodwinked by paid consultants and those who have unrevealed gains by pushing us into paying MORE for our recycled-daily-use-plastic-bags. Stop the secrecy and the manipulation of the People of LA now !
What the 1% Heard During Obama’s State of the Union Speech (tags)
When President Obama speaks, most Americans hear what he wants them to hear: lofty rhetoric and a “progressive” vision. But just below the surface the president has a subtly-delivered message for the 1%, whose ears prick up when their buzzwords are mentioned. Obama’s state of the union address was such a speech — a pro-corporate agenda packaged with chocolate covered rhetoric for the masses, easy to swallow, but deadly poisonous.
The Liberal-Regressive Modern Age (tags)
The financial crisis of the states-dramatically intensified by the costs of bailing out the banks-shifts the costs to the broad population without touching the wealth of the economic elites. Political governing is increasingly uncoupled from the approval and influence of citizens.
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.
More Austerity Cuts Coming to the States (tags)
The Great Recession has quietly devastated public services on a state-by-state basis, with Republican and Democratic governors taking turns leading the charge. Public education has been decimated, as well as health care, welfare, and the wages and benefits of public sector workers. The public sector itself is being smashed. Since the recession began, states have made combined austerity cuts of at least $337 billion, according to the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities
Social Inequality in America (tags)
Ice Skating For Human Rights. (tags)
Youth for Human Rights Florida held an event called Ice Skating for Human Rights at an indoor ice skating rink in Clearwater.
Targeting Chavismo (tags)
Dominant Israeli Parties Spurn Democracy (tags)
Cancellation of Illegitmate Debts Instead of Bailout Umbrellas for Financiers (tags)
The inflation of public indebtedness was an essential element for the enhanced power of financial capital. That inflation was a result of a conscious under-financing of the state and is a lever to enforce an austerity policy. Financialization intensified the pressure to precariousness.
Philippines: Coalition Clamor for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill (tags)
Still enough time for FOI – if House leadership supports it. With only nine session days remaining before Congress adjourns for a long election break, members of the Right to Know Right Now Coalition are reminding members of Congress that they still have enough time to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill even without the prodding of Malacanang.
Open Letter to New York Times Editors (tags)
Free Internet Book: "The Future of the Welfare State," Ireland, 2010 (tags)
Happy Martin Luther King Day! The state has a social nature and can't be only a power and security state. The social state seems to have capsized into the activating or punishing state. Thirty-years of neoliberal restructuring gave every privilege to capital.
Aaron Swartz's Suspicious Death (tags)
How To Defend the Public Sector (tags)
The attacks on the public domain, particularly public education, social services, and the public sector unions that are linked to these services, are coming in rapid-fire succession, sometimes in an overwhelming barrage where the victims have little time to comprehend what is happening and respond effectively.
Brazil: Structural changes on the way (tags)
She also studies rebuilding the soil, flora, fauna and rainfall in semi-arid areas (see map!), Home to 18 million Brazilians and it occupies nearly one million square kilometers.This reconstruction will take place at very low cost, without engineering works, but supported on the natural succession of species, according to a technique called Agroforestry Regenerative Analog System (ARAS), developed and disseminated in Brazil by swiss citizen Ernst Götsch, who is in full activity.
Responsible Fiscal Cliff Resolution (tags)
“Committed To Healing: Involuntary Commitment Procedures” : A Fraud (tags)
The law invites the ruling class, the government, the intelligence services, etc., to silence their adversaries while pretending to 'heal' them.
Obama/Boehner Two-Step (tags)
Fiscal Cliff Doublespeak Duplicity (tags)
Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs (tags)
It has become an entrenched trend: corporations approach government officials and demand tax breaks, threatening to abandon the city, state or country if the politicians are not forthcoming.
Susan Rice's Imperial Credentials (tags)
Fiscal cliff is a hoax, may be bipartisan excuse to kill off U.S. poor people! (tags)
The media hype about the so-called fiscal cliff is just another bipartisan excuse to increase the gap between the wealthy and ever increasing number of poor people in the U.S. Notice both parties are advocating large cuts to social safety net programs when people are already struggling with poverty, while U.S. military bases remain operational on foreign soil through the Earth and only Presidential candidate Ron Paul was willing to save money by closing ALL overseas bases.
Austerity — the 1%’s Global Battle Cry (tags)
Whether we are left with the Fiscal Cliff or a Grand Bargain, workers in the U.S. face massive cuts to programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Food Stamp assistance and other needed social safety nets. This is an example of “austerity” which has largely been pursued in the U.S. until now, on a statewide and local level.
Bahrain Cracks Down on Freedom (tags)
Philippines: FDC clamor for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill (tags)
Freedom of Information (FOI): A Key to Freedom from Debt and Economic Justice
Sandy: Katrina Redux? (tags)
Israel Shells Syria and Gaza (tags)
Greece: Profile of a Failed State (tags)
Greek Whistleblower/Journalist Risks Imprisonment (tags)
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE JUDY JOHNSON ACCUSED OF EMBEZZELING PUBLIC FUNDS (tags)
Johnson, female, black, is no stranger to financial schemes. For the past 8 years, she has been quietly serving as the president of an entity with the misleading name of California Consumer Protection Foundation AKA "CCPF"
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.
Beyond electronic voting machines - fraud in case management systems of the courts (tags)
The Los Angeles Superior Court implemented in 1985 a fraudulent electronic record system - SUSTAIN - and with it, the Court was transformed into a State Crime Organization.
Young Filipinos urged to defend internet freedom (tags)
Manila, Philippines: Members of Akbayan Youth today hanged a banner on Welcome Rotonda expressing its opposition to the Cybercrime Prevention Act or Republic Act 10175. Akbayan Youth National Spokesperson JC Tejano today called on the youth to defend internet freedom as a necessary space for a growing democracy.
Banks, Bankers and Banksters (tags)
An unrestrained speculative capitalism emerged out of investment capitalism. New financing instruments are invented. Risks are trivialized or glossed over to soothe the population. Boundless indebtedness becomes the norm. The new age led to immediate profit eclipsing investment.
Is Capitalism Collapsing? (tags)
One of the causes for the obvious helplessness of the governments is that they function as simple receivers of orders of the financial industry. The financial industry has no interest in a policy that would make it liable for its inflicted disaster..
Cybercrime Prevention Law of the Philippines (tags)
As the country commemorates the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, the nation remembers the dark era of the dictatorship and honors the memory of those who fought to restore democracy. However, while the days of military rule are long gone, vestiges of its legacy have found its way to the present times. A case in point is the recently passed Cybercrime Prevention Law.
Intel Agencies Method Is Madness (tags)
See the threats and horrors facing all of mankind:
Another Road for Europe (tags)
Europe is in crisis because it has been hijacked by neoliberalism and finance. Along the road to another Europe, visions of change, protest and alternatives have to be woven into a common framework. Finance should be prevented from destroying the economy.
Mitt "47% Victims" Romney Reveals His Allegiance to Wealthy (tags)
Despite his attempts to appeal to the 100%, Mitt Romney spoke his mind and heart by showing disregard for the 47% of people whom HE (NOT US) considers to be victims who want to live on welfare for their natural lives. If anyone is promoting class warfare it is Mr. Romney himself by appealing to the wealthy elites who will fund his commercials.
Progressive Portal: www.alicelaw.org (tags)
Alicelaw.org is a progressive portal bringing together possible and concrete bills and laws striving for labor and environmental justice. Alicelaw.org is a vital counterweight to the notorious ALEC that for decades normalized rightwing, anti-labor and anti-environment laws.
Financing the Government: Romney Must Get the Message (tags)
The role of the state and the necessity of common action is a main theme in the political debate. Regulation ensures the same rules for everyone in competition. Conservative politicians in the US underrate the importance of publically provided education, technology and infrastructure.
Capitulation in Chicago? (tags)
Rahm Emanuel's Privatize Chicago Plan (tags)
Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel (tags)
San Onofre doesn't have to become our Fukushima (tags)
What went wrong at San Onofre last January is a classic tale of the abuse of power. San Onofre should be decommissioned (dismantled). It should never be allowed to restart.
Bankers Rule (tags)
The state became indebted to bailout the banks. Now the state pays them ever higher interests. The state should guarantee the deposits of small savers, not the debts of banks to other banks or hedge funds. The financial sector must be shriveled, the sector that uncoupled.
Pomona City Council Chooses Trash Over Residents (tags)
Monday, July 16, 2012
POMONA, California - A city council meeting to decide the fate of a proposed waste transfer station in the city's impoverished east end became contentious as various factions interacted at a pre-meeting rally. After a long corporate presentation and an even longer public comment period, the council voted against the vast majority of the community to approve the project. Protest, including some shoving involving police, ensued.
Thumbs Up to the VNC for Giving the Thumbs Down to a Motion Criminalizing Homeless (tags)
The community showed up to say NO to Unconstitutionally Criminalizing Venice Homeless!
For a European Anti-Crisis Front (tags)
Lowering the public debt burden is not an end-in-itself. Debts could serve to stimulate the economy and improve the living conditions of the victims of the crisis. Debt reduction must occur mainly by increasing the tax revenues (higher tax rates and combating tax evasion), not only by cuts.
New Economic Thinking - Turning Away from the Market Fetish (tags)
"New economic thinking" rejects the view of the person as "homo oeconomicus" reduced to maximization of individual benefits and offers a more comprehensive and realistic concept in which justice, norms, routines and emotions appear. "Homo recipocans" is an alternative.
Big surprise: Corporate media fucks up chalk walk story (tags)
I don't usually do these opinion-type pieces, but I'm trying something a little different here. Bear with me.
BTL:After Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, Single-Payer Advocates Vow to Continue Fight fo (tags)
Interview with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, professor of public health at City University of New York, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Scott Harris
TPP: A Trade Deal from Hell (tags)
Stealth Trade Agreement Secret Negotiations (tags)
Republicrats Campaign About Jobs and Do Nothing About High Unemployment (tags)
Recently, Mitt Romney made a stop on his “Jobs Tour” in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. His appearance was supposed to be, interestingly, at a local WAWA store (for those out-of-state, WAWA is a convenience store chain) Why is this interesting? Because WAWA, like so many employers these days, is a low wage, no benefit “job creator.”
So Cal Diverting Homeless Funding to Others??? (tags)
Public Advocate on Santa Barbara Homeless task force blasts diversion of moneys away from homeless, rape crisis and other vulnerable populations to other perhaps worthy causes outside of the mandate. This is what is called a usurpation or diversion issue, in social worker lingo, but means basically that those on the bottom of the barrel continue to be overlooked by "helpers",
June 18th - Important NRC Meeting on San Onofre Nuclear Plant Safety (tags)
June 18th, 2012 5 PM – 9 PM San Juan Capistrano Your voice is needed! WE WILL HAVE A IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.
Debt Tribunal and Green Socialism (tags)
Qualitative growth, breaking out of the box of quantitative growth, is the key to solving mass unemployment, environmental destruction and trade imbalance. A job in education costs 1/10 what a job in a chemical dye plant costs. The media is part of a system that refuses change.
Battleground Chicago (tags)
The Loss of Respect of the Economic Elite is Enormous (tags)
The embedding of the market and the economy in the civil society is the challenge of the 21st century. Tax shelters or havens must be closed. The wealthiest 400 Americans have more wealth than 150 million people. Time for Plan B, alternative economics and reduced working hours!
Occupy Wall Street's Act II (tags)
Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights (tags)
The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.
A Nation of Morons (tags)
Filipino workers band together for a stronger labor front (tags)
SENTRO vows to fight for wages, secure jobs and other long-standing issues
Warning: Visiting Israel Is Dangerous (tags)
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.
Fast Food Blues (tags)
New research links fast food consumption with depression.
San Diego Mayoral Candidates Address Queer Community (tags)
When this year's major candidates for Mayor of San Diego — City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher and Congressmember Bob Filner — addressed the Queer community March 28, the irony that gripped the room was that the two openly Queer candidates, DeMaio and Dumanis, were running to the right of the non-Queer Fletcher and Filner. DeMaio, who in other contexts has said he wants to be "the Scott Walker of San Diego," dominated the event with his anti-labor pension "reform" proposal and his refusal to acknowledge the leadership of San Diego's Queer community even though he is Queer himself.
Challenging Obamacare (tags)
MUST PROSECUTE FBI/CIA ASSASSINS FOR CLANDESTINE MURDERS (tags)
See report on the need to stop the global crime spree by fbi/cia assassins.
Katherine Stewart Exposes the "Good News Clubs" (tags)
They bill themselves as "nondenominational Bible study" groups for grade-schoolers, but according to investigative reporter Katherine Stewart, the Good News Clubs are just part of a broad-based campaign by the radical religious Right to turn public schools into arenas of religious conversion. They've already won virtually complete permission from the U.S. Supreme Court to run roughshod over the separation of church and state, and religious organizations — especially anti-woman, anti-Queer Fundamentalist ones — have become a 900-pound gorilla able to push themselves into any public school they want to crash.
Medrciless Samaritans and 10 Causes of the Crisis (tags)
"There is no society. There are only individual men and women," said Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, had a great share in the crisis in which Europe, capitalism and democracy find themselves.
Letter to Silver Lake NC Opposing Colocation of Micheltorena (tags)
Open Letter to Silver Lake NC Regarding motion opposing Prop 39 Colocation of Micheltorena Street ES
Can We All Agree Occupy Was A Tactic? (tags)
Occupy was a public relations tactic in the purest sense
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.
POWER COMES FROM THE BARREL OF A GUN (tags)
NIMBY Forces Assault The Poor In Venice and the NIMBYfication of Venice Continues…
Act Up Against ACTA (tags)
Capitalism Doesn't Need Democracy (tags)
The minority of a minority have seriously damaged the public interest for personal enrichment. The community itself is culpable for not resisting its plundering.and choosing representatives that defend its interests.
STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" RALLY VS SECRET NEGOTIATIONS HELD IN SOFITEL HOTEL IN LA (tags)
As Trade negotiators from throughout the Pacific Rim are gathering in Sofitel Luxury Suites, Los Angeles, activist to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement, groups opposed to the “NAFTA of the Pacific picketed outside the hotel in Beverly Hills. Trade negotiators from nine countries that includes the the U.S. to Vietnam are pressing for a NAFTA-style deal that encourages offshoring, expands downward corporate pressure on labor and environmental standards, raises drug prices, and bans "Make it in America," among other problems. STOP THE FTAA The protest dubbed as RALLY TO STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" was sparked because of the negotiations are being done out of the public eye, trade ministers and corporate lobbyists (over 600 of ...whom have certified "corporate adviser" status). Protestors asked : “will this become a "NAFTA of the Pacific?"
America's Racist Drug Laws (tags)
Protecting Sacred Sites: The Kuruvungna Springs (tags)
WEST LOS ANGELES – February 4, 2012 - Just one block South of a very urban section of Wilshire Blvd with 40 story high-rise buildings and often grid locked streets sits the Kuruvungna Springs. The Springs are on a part of the University High School campus. The Springs and the surrounding area were once the site of a Tongva village.
ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA (tags)
Selling War (tags)
'No Public Option! No Public Option!' (tags)
They don't fight for our rights to be measured fairly in defense - is what it is, to deny the evidence of war crimes to speak as ourselves falling further plundered
World Week for the Abolition of Meat: 23-30 January 2012 (tags)
The next WWAM will take place from 23 to 30 January 2012 and coincides with the World Day for the Abolition of Meat on 28 January 2012.
Justice Before Efficiency (tags)
The market economy must be bound to the principles of a fully-developed civil society. More is involved than a belated redistribution. A citizen is basically a social being. To overcome feudalism, precedence must be given to human- and civil rights over the power based on property.
Reform the Philippine Judiciary! Remove Chief Justice Corona! (tags)
The Bantay Gloria Network today said that with Chief Justice Renato Corona hounded by serious charges of amassing ill-gotten wealth, he should follow the example of former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez who opted to resign rather than face a prolonged impeachment trial.
THE 'FATHERIZATION' IN THE USA ELECTIONS (tags)
Ironies of a country that sees itself as being different, but which is actually equal.
Proposed FCC Media Consolidation Rules (tags)
Obama Year Three: Continuing His Rogue Agenda (tags)
Occupy the Library (tags)
America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.
John Dingler's Report: Occupy Riverside. Mission Inn Security Squad Harasses Photographer (tags)
Mission Inn Security Squad of four hyperactive individuals, two of whose names may be A. Appello and Peter Demian, threatened photographer John Dingler with confiscation of personal property, arrest, and incarceration for photographing them without permission on a public sidewalk.
Urgent Call To Save the Occupation: Stay Up All Night (tags)
Occupiers call for all-night block party and vigil tonight to save the Occupation
Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on Peaceable Assembly (tags)
Time, Place and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Right to Peaceable Assembly (protest)
Constitutionally Protected Symbolic Speech (tags)
The Future of the Social State (tags)
The extended family as a kind of "self-help group" replaces the social state in the backward-oriented utopia of liberal-conservatism. Nothing hurts families more than the "rebuilding" or dismantling of the social state and the marketing of interpersonal relations.
Occupy United Way! Group founded and manifesto published (tags)
Grassroots activists and public education advocates take on the United Way for its complicity with the corporate education reform cabal!
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.
For a Human Revolution - MDS Statement on the Occupy Movement (tags)
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) issues statement of solidarity. Suggests demands that draw on the past, while looking to the future.
Product v. Process (tags)
Those who criticize the Occupation Movement see it and everything else as a product but what the OM is is process.
Eurozone Bailout Deal (tags)
When Financial Management Paralyzes Democracy (tags)
The 2010 Attac Bank Tribunal in Berlin was a civil society legal proceeding that decried the speculative business model: take excessive risks and burden taxpayers with the costs. Rating agencies should be public. Banks that are too big to fail are too big to exist and should be broken up
Anti-Democratic Knesset Bills (tags)
Police Harass Peaceful Occupiers in Downtown Riverside (tags)
October 16, 2011
RIVERSIDE, California - We are currently in day four of the peaceful occupation of the pedestrian mall of Downtown Riverside. Despite our best efforts at constructive dialogue with all parties, including agents of the police state, cops this morning demonstrated that their negotiations have been in bad faith when they roused us two hours prior to the agreed-upon time. At some point today, we learned that the resistance had taken the bold move of expropriating public space invaded by the financiers to spread a message of truth.
Occupy WS/LA On KPFK (tags)
How to find coverage on KPFK
Fighting for the Soul of the American Dream (tags)
Wall Street Runs America (tags)
We Pay for Their Crisis (tags)
Making a game sound appealing whose frauds are obvious is increasingly hard for the governments. The neoliberal vision was always a society of the asocial. The categorical imperative of neoliberalism was always an open and cynical attack on the working class.
Occupy L.A.. - New LEGAL INFO - includes Passing Out Flyers (tags)
Occupy L.A. - New LEGAL INFO - includes the Los Angeles laws on Passing Out Flyers/ Hand-bills. Links to Noise Ordinance. Blog link goes to article, has link to How to Donate.
Occupy L.A.- UPDATED LEGAL INFO (tags)
OCCUPY L.A. UPDATED LEGAL INFO. If you are coming to Occupy LA for a few hours, a few days, or the duration, know these things first. Please also see the other post about Donating to Occupy LA.
OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall (tags)
OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall, October 1. L.A. Municipal Code pertinent parts in everyday language.
Entrapping Muslims in America (tags)
Public Enemy Number One (tags)
Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Public Enemy Number One
The Irvine 11: Guilty of Being Muslims in America (tags)
Venice Boardwalk new ordinances NEED your feedback too ! (tags)
LA City Parks Dept had a meeting to draft or discuss a new ordinance about changing the crass commercial junk being sold on Venice Beach. But who could find out where or when the meeting was held ? Could it be intentional that the outreach was limited or non existent even to those who WANTED to attend, to comment, to question their tax-paid decision-makers?
What's the Beef? (tags)
The USDA sets stronger regulations on E. coli in ground beef.
Libya: Coming Waste, Fraud, and Other Forms of Plunder on a Grand Scale (tags)
TEARS OF THE LITTLE MUSTANG PRINEVILLE OREGON BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WORKER CAUGHT RED (tags)
In the spring of 2011 a Bureau Of Land Management rangeland supervisor working for the Prineville Oregon BLM was caught red-handed subleasing his own cattle grazing permits issued for federal land allotments on Rudio Mountain. This BLM employee was breaking the law and BLM is keeping this confidential to protect themselves. The guilty BLM employee lives nearby. He is well known as an avid mustang hater. In his opinion cattle should not have to compete with mustangs on federal grazing allotments. He would like to see all mustangs hauled to slaughterhouses. This guy provided input and was one of the preparers for BLM's new management guidelines for Central Oregon federal lands titled "John Day Basin Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement". The record of decision for this new management plan is due out in the near future. Then one late summer morning a band of mustangs were resting on a high plateau in a remote place on Rudio Mountain overlooking the John Day River. Suddenly the sound of rifle shots exploded across the high mountain meadow. The proud black stallion ran frantically to get his herd onto their feet and they ran for their lives across the plateau some falling to the ground and thrashing with death throws as the bullets ripped into them taking them down one by one. The first mustang to topple was only a baby not more than 6 weeks old. During the following days the smell of blood and rotting flesh attracted scavengers and birds of prey that fed upon the bodies of the murdered mustangs. It was during this time that hikers visiting this remote part of Rudio Mountain came across what has been dubbed (THE RUDIO MOUNTAIN MUSTANG MASSACRE.) The band of mustangs were killed smack dab in the middle of a remote section of federal land managed by the BLM as a cattle grazing allotment and to add insult to injury the cattle grazing allotment where the mustangs were murdered was being utilized by none other than our notorious untrustworthy BLM employee.
Democrats Got Exactly What They Wanted With Unconstitutional "Individual Mandate" (tags)
Most Democrats never intended to pass a public option or "Medicare for all." Those that did were living in a mush-headed liberal Twilight Zone.
Public Comment Needed on SNWA Snake Valley Pipeline to Vegas! (tags)
Another chance for members of the public to comment to the BLM and share their views on the proposed SNWA pipeline from Snake and Spring Valley aquifers to the Las Vegas region. Please request the BLM take the NO ACTION alternative and deny the pipeline access across public lands held by the BLM. We do not need any more aquifers being overdrafted for extra golf courses and suburban sprawl development (ie., Coyote Springs from Harvey Whittemore), we need flowing springs and seeps for our ecosystems!
Venice Boardwalk ordinance draft looks like it's going to fail it's duties (tags)
Venice Boardwalk has been a big loss to the City- how it is seen by Los Angeles' tourist crowds, and to LA's own image as an artistic or art-supportive environment. Commercial vending of cheap re-sale-mdse. bought at any local wholesaler while using City sidewalk free spaces ruins any art scene. City Council doing a draft that looks bad so far.
Netanyahu Spurns Social Justice Demands (tags)
Gabriella Charter Corporation further encroaches Logan Street Public Elementary School (tags)
Gabriella Charter School Corporation has illegally occupied the Auditorium at Echo Park's Logan Street Elementary School, a public school.
Dire State of America's Children (tags)
Is America Broke? (tags)
With PPP, Public Treasuries are Plundered (tags)
According to the neoliberal myth, higher profits lead to increased investments and more jobs. In truth, investments have declined in this decade. Corporations used their profits to speculate on foreign currencies and buy back their own stock. Crises are chances to rethink private and public.
ACLU of California: Sign the Petition: Bring Back Balance (tags)
Please sign this one from the ACLU on sentencing reform! We should be spending money on more constructive things than on locking up non-violent, low level offenders! Thank you!
The Oslo Attacks: Comment and Analysis (tags)
The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction (tags)
Video: Obama and the "Gang of Six" (tags)
"Gang of Six" Plan is all about cuts not increased taxes. Obama represents Wall Street faction of Democratic Party.
Rahm Emanuel: Chicago's War Criminal/Anti-Labor Mayor (tags)
July 23 Public Memorial for Geronimo Prat (tags)
A public memorial for former Black Panther Party leader Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt will be held Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at the Agape International Spiritual Center, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City.
California State University System Raises Tuition (tags)
While Elliot Hirshman, the new president of San Diego State University, receives a $400,000 compensation package, the California State University?s (CSU) Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday 13 to 2 in favor of increasing tuition by an additional 12 percent for the 23-campus system. Students will be paying about $6,422, double the amount required in 2007.
Appeals Court Rejects More Media Consolidation (tags)
Prosecutors Back Off From Their ?Iron-Clad? Case Against Strauss-Kahn (tags)
New evidence of extortion used against DSK, possible goals to ensure DSK loses election for French Presidency against U.S. puppet Sarkozy. Other enemies of DSK include the globalists who dislike his solutions to the European debt crisis that doesn't reward the big banks. Both the reactionary right and reactionary left appear convinced of DSK's guilt, despite increasing evidence to the contrary.
Fukushima Cover Up Unravels (tags)
"The reason for official reluctance to admit that the earthquake did direct structural damage to reactor one is obvious. Katsunobu Onda, author of TEPCO: The Dark Empire ... who sounded the alarm about the firm in his 2007 book explains it this way: ?If TEPCO and the government of Japan admit an earthquake can do direct damage to the reactor, this raises suspicions about the safety of every reactor they run. They are using a number of antiquated reactors that have the same systematic problems, the same wear and tear on the piping."
LulzSec hacks Arizona State Police computers (tags)
The hacker group LulzSec hacked the Arizona DPS computers over SB1070 & Drug War. The Arizona DPS or Arizona Department of Public Safety is the state police agency of Arizona
Bahrain Sues to Suppress Police State Terror Truths (tags)
Attack on Democratic Traditions (tags)
The situation of the US public budget is really dramatic. This indebtedness is the result of excessive military spending and the neoliberal policy launched at the beginning of the 1980s. A progressive counter-movement in the form of a broad Obama coalition is emerging.
What's the Difference Between a Comb-Over and Shaved Balls? (tags)
This is a before-and-after story endemic to politics everywhere. Self-aggrandizing, rich assholes hide their true motives to get elected. Once they're elected they fiddle while Rome burns.
Torturing Bahraini Doctors (tags)
BTL:Will Democrats Stand and Fight or Surrender to GOP Plan to Dismantle Medicare? (tags)
Interview with Damon Silvers, policy director with the AFL-CIO, conducted by Scott Harris
Millionaires, Mendaciousness, and Miserable English Scores, the false Locke success story (tags)
Orchestrators of the Locke hostile takeover, Green Dot has in Arne Duncan's words 'Cracked the Code.' Cracked the code to poverty pimping that is. Marco Petruzzi is stacking major paper while 'graduating' students with single digit proficiency.
Obama Plans Gutting Regulations for Corporate Favorites (tags)
Re-visiting Uncle Ted & A Few FC Targets (tags)
Revisiting writings of Ted K, whether we disagree with his actions or not is irrelevant. The point is there are lessons to be learned in strategy and where the collective eco-activist movement is heading.
Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports (tags)
Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports The City of Santa Barbara is poised to push homeless out with illegal legislation which violates the US Constitution. Here is the report they never released to the public - or even discussed!!! Because frankly, they don't give a damn.
LAUSD's Deasy Disrespects Echo Park Moms 4 Education, but the struggle continues (tags)
Please join Echo Park Moms 4 Education in the fight to keep the Advisory Vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.
State of Emergency Declared for Public School Funding (tags)
California community members, parents, and students joined teachers statewide declaring a State of Emergency caused by years of merciless budget cuts gutting public schools and social services.
The importance of this Tuesday's runoff election for school board (tags)
Tuesday's election will determine whether we have a school board member who listens to our community and parents or one beholden to the deep pocketed corporate charter school sector. If you live in LAUSD District 5, your vote matters.
Amma Summer 2011 Los Angeles Programs (tags)
AMMA, Los Angeles Public Programs Summer 2011
Echo Park Moms leading the way. Demand your right to vote! No more LAUSD privatization wit (tags)
Echo Park Moms 4 Education lead the struggle to save the public advisory vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.
FIS recommends removing the last semblance of democracy from an already undemocratic proce (tags)
LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether. This article discusses the document LAUSD is using to justify this move.
Echo Park Moms 4 Education: URGENT - Parent Wake-Up Call on Tuesday May 10th!!! (tags)
LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether.
March on May 1 for Immigration Reform! (tags)
March with L.A. Labor for Immigration Reform on May 1! May Day Thousands of LA workers will march side-by-side with immigrant workers this Sunday in downtown Los Angeles to demand national immigration reform, to stop deportations and separations of families, and to support all workers’ rights.
Yellow Journalist Jim Newton Hails a Dubious Civil Rights Hero (tags)
In the Los Angeles Times' Jim Newton's topsy-turvy world view, oppressed and impoverished people of color just need to look to wealthy white male saviors from Beverly Hills to solve all their problems — Rudyard Kipling would have been proud.
Poisoning Mother Earth: Fukushima and America's Gulf (tags)
Community activist priorities for LAUSD versus those of Food Revolution (tags)
Recently there has been a rash of people insisting that all of LAUSD's problems could be solved by letting celebrity chefs run the proverbial show. I beg to differ.
The White Man's Burden appears Uniformly Distributed By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)
‘If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.’ -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Arab Spring Yet to Bloom (tags)
Icelanders Vote on Predatory Bailout (tags)
Video: Thousands Across US Rally in Support of Workers' Rights (tags)
In hundreds of cities, thousands rally to show support for public sector workers.
Halt the Militarization of Public Lands! (tags)
The Marine Corps wants to expand their base near Twentynine Palms into public lands that are currently used by families for recreational purposes. They are currently listening to public comments regarding the proposal. Let's fill their ears with opposition to war and militarism!
Obama in Brazil: hearts and minds operations (tags)
For the first time since John F. Kennedy, the USA has a charismatic leader to the point of being popular in other lands, becoming a reference for the electorates of different countries
Speaking truth to Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Revisionists (tags)
While the charter-voucher supporters dominate the narrative, public school supporters still have the facts on our side. Rather than allow corporate voices drown us out, we must choose to explain why communities want public schools.
Public Workers’ Struggle Is Our Struggle (tags)
Though it ended in a setback when the Republican majority in the Wisconsin state legislature used legally dubious tactics to ram the bill through anyway, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s plan to strip his state’s public workers of the right to form unions and bargain collectively has engendered nationwide resistance from America’s increasingly embattled working class. Tens of thousands of people from Wisconsin and elsewhere flooded Madison, the state capital, and occupied the capitol building to protest Walker’s policies, and the Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate left the state for three weeks to deny Walker and the Republicans the votes they needed to eviscerate the state’s union movement. America’s working and middle classes need to stand strong and fight back in the face of these efforts by the corporate and radical Right to deny the non-rich any voice whatsoever in America’s politics.
Los Angeles Stages Hollywood Antiwar Protest for Eighth Year (tags)
Rally called out by ANSWER Coalition brings out the Faithful. Photo Set one of three
Ending Man-Made Disasters (tags)
I feel that this is an opportune time to write in praise of fire codes and building inspectors. Natural disasters are not natural. In large part, they are products of poverty, neglect, and exploitation.
Are School Privatizers Employing Fabian Núñez and Mercury Plubic Affairs to Champion Charte (tags)
Have local charter-voucher schools brought in even more hired guns to assure more privatization during this round of PSC?
Promises, Promises: Obama Rebuffs Invites to Stand with [Wisconsin] Workers (tags)
Send Obama and the Democrats a message and change your voter registration status to "Green Party" or "Peace & Freedom"! (Last years' Prop. 14 eliminated partisan primary elections, so there's really isn't any reason left to be a registered Democrat). Postage-paid voter registration cards are available at most libraries and post offices -- fill out one today!
Battleground Wisconsin: Corporate Power v. Worker Rights (tags)
Jed Wallace hates communities and democracy. He demands LAUSD privatize CRES #14 (tags)
The CCSA Capo wants LAUSD to ignore the community votes and the Superintendent's recommendations to allow CRES #14 become a public school run by the Local District 4/Echo Park Community Partners.
ICEF Crooks to get gobbled up by competing Corporate Charter Chain (tags)
The corporate model charter schools follow makes for some interesting aftermath. They are now beginning to monopolize by swallowing each other up. If charters were the first step towards privatization, this is the first step towards the Wall-Martization of education.
Wisconsin Democrats Plan Capitulation (tags)
Waging War on Working Americans (tags)
Video: An Upside-Down Economy (tags)
A wide-ranging interview with Rob Johnson on austerity, taxes, money and politics
Black Label Drugs (tags)
Now, thanks to the growing media coverage of these harmful drug side-effects, increasing numbers of people suffering from depression, anxiety and eating disorders are turning to safe natural solutions from naturopaths, acupuncturists and even chiropractors.
Voters chose public school Echo Park Community plan over CNCA corporate charter school by (tags)
Parent continue to organize in support of the public school plan in hopes that LAUSD will consider the wishes of the community over the deep pocked interests of CNCA.
Spreading Activism for Change (tags)
Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)
Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.
It’s Secularists That Are Poisoning Discourse, USD Professor Says (tags)
According to University of San Diego professor Steven D. Smith, the coarsening of our public discourse shouldn't be blamed on religious people arguing issues on the basis of moral values. Instead, it's secular people who consider themselves "rational" and "scientific" who have intimidated religious people from expressing their views openly and forced them to "smuggle" in their perspectives in ostensibly secular terms.
PHILIPPINES: Gloria Arroyo and Merceditas Gutierrez are “enemies of EDSA” (tags)
A day before the 25th celebration of the historic EDSA people power uprising, members of Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) conducted a “people power protest” in Quezon City calling on the Filipino people to defeat the “enemies of Edsa.”
Wisconsin governor raises stakes in union fight with threat of job losses (tags)
Republican Scott Walker warns Wisconsin he will fire state workers if his union-busting bill does not pass
Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Protests (tags)
Madison, Wisconsin IMC is offline right now- however there are other NONCORPORATE places to go for breaking news from Wisconsin-
Tea Party Stooges Join Wisconsin Protests (tags)
Wisconsin Labor Leads 2d American Revolution (tags)
One year ago, on March 4, California students and teachers had a one-day strike for education, but nothing has improved because we did not have a general strike. Today, Wisconsin workers are striking and protesting the planned Democrat-Republican attack on the workingclass so as to maximize the profits of the capitalist class. The whole country should join this 2d American Revolution with all deliberate speed.
Egypt's Spirit Lands in Wisconsin (tags)
Progressive Partylists in the Philippines support Reproductive Health Bill (tags)
Around a hundred members of the PM, Akbayan and PLM joined officials of government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) in a press conference that called on President Benigno C. Aquino III to include the RH bill among government’s priority measures.
Mubarak's Failed Bait and Switch (tags)
It's Official, the LA Weekly is Ben Austin's personal public relations firm (tags)
How Jill Stewart's masseuse and porn ad pennysaver -- The LA Weekly -- has taken yellow journalism to new heights with its fanatical coverage of the corporate astroturf group Parent Revolution's school privatization pogroms in Compton.
Black History Month Celebration: The Unfinished Battle for Quality Public Schools (tags)
Education proponents will highlight the role of freed slaves in winning free, integrated public schools for the first time in U.S. history during the post Civil War reconstruction era
Lê’s “Gangster” Not Just Another Immigration Memoir (tags)
Lê Thi Diem Thúy was brought to this country from Viet Nam by her father in 1978, when she was six, but her book “The Gangster We Are All Looking For,” honored this year by the San Diego Public Library and PBS as the 2011 “One Book, One San Diego,” isn’t your ordinary immigrant’s memoir. Presented as a novel — which allows Lê to tap her childhood for material without having to be bound by literal truth — “Gangster” is written in an almost poetic prose style, rich in nature imagery, characteristic of many Asian writers who learned English as a second language. Introducing, reading from and commenting on the book at the Public Library downtown on February 2, Lê gave a presentation touching on a lot of the issues raised in her book, including culture clashes, the role of the imagination and language as a force that can tear people apart as much as it can bring them together.
The real question is, does the CCSA disseminate any information that isn't biased and inco (tags)
Looking at how the insatiably greedy executives and staffs of the California Charter School Association and Families That Can rigged the PSC 2.0 advisory votes to convert more public schools into privately run charters.
Los Angeles School District works with ACLU to deny teachers’ seniority rights (tags)
On January 21, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Highberger stripped teachers employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) of certain seniority rights, allegedly to stanch the loss of young, quality teachers at inner-city schools. If the order is upheld on appeal, the LAUSD can lay off higher paid veteran teachers without regard to their years of service, in violation of collective bargaining provisions that have been in effect for decades. At the same time, there are more than a dozen billionaires living in Los Angeles, and dozens more who measure their wealth by the hundreds of millions.
Public Education Activists: Answers to very important PSC 2.0 questions (tags)
Very important information for defending public schools from outside takeovers during the PSC 2.0 advisory votes.
Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right! (tags)
In his latest budget, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is proposing drastic cuts that will affect the lives of students and workers throughout the state, including $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education. The net wealth of the 19 richest Californians is more than ten times the entire amount of proposed budget cuts!
Get out the Public School Vote for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory! (tags)
Support Public Schools! Vote for the Local District 4 and Echo Park Community Partners Design Team Plan for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory!
Big Finance and Big Business paying for corporate charter school advertisements (tags)
Most corporate charter-voucher schools have budgets for marketing advertising, but just in case, the well heeled bosses at the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce want to make sure you understand and act upon their corporate message.
Gates' Yolie Flores displays an all new level of mendaciousness on ACLU settlement (tags)
Addressing the outrageous mendaciousness of Yolie Flores' recent anti-community and anti-labor op-ed on the Reed Settlement.
Corruption of the courts and the legal profession in El Paso – Sealed in the Heart of Texa (tags)
"Public corruption is prevalent in the United States... Public corruption also is a Texas tradition"
Crafty Camino Nuevo Charter Charlatans (tags)
A critical look at the nefarious corporate charter operator, Camino Nuevo, which is trying to pilfer yet another new public school site under LAUSD's corporate giveaway resolution
Alleged corruption of the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States (tags)
No signed orders and decisions can be found in the paper SCOTUS files; false and deliberately misleading dockets are published online by the office of the clerk; false and deliberately misleading letters are mailed by the office of the clerk.
America Replicating Japan (tags)
stagnation here like Japan
What's Causing Kidney Disease in Nicaragua: BUSPH Researchers Investigate (tags)
It's a compelling public health mystery: Thousands of people in Northwestern Nicaragua are dying from chronic kidney failure, and no one knows why.
Britain's War on Islam (tags)
Shield Act Targets First Amendment Freedoms (tags)
police state tactics
Wikileaks SEP-ISSE Public Meetings (tags)
"The significance of the WikiLeaks exposures can be measured by the fact that the organization’s founder, Julian Assange, has faced death threats from US politicians and media figures as well as calls for his trial and execution. Assange is currently threatened with extradition to Sweden on trumped-up sex charges, while the Obama administration has labeled the WikiLeaks founder a "high-tech terrorist.” The attack on WikiLeaks and Assange poses a grave threat to democratic rights and to all those who seek to expose the crimes of the US government."
Waging War on American Workers (tags)
targeting the middle class
Responding to questions of teacher evaluation and performance (tags)
Addressing some of the false arguments by the corporate school privatization junta in regards to teacher evaluations and teacher performance.
Permanent Debt Bondage from America's Student Loan Racket (tags)
Psychology and the Shrinking of America (tags)
Psychology and the Shrinking of America
Growth Madness (tags)
The history of the crisis of the western world that we all experience more or less consciously or unconsciously (or partly ignore) is a history of boundless lobbylism, political corruption, market fetishism and unbroken faith in growth..Economic theories were and are children of their time.
Annabel Melongo: Victimized and Imprisoned (tags)
another political prisoner
Obama Year Two: Continued Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)
DREAM Act Vote Will Not Be Forgotten (tags)
Senate fails to pass DREAM Act despite unprecedented mobilization and support by the general public
Labor's Last Stand in 2011? (tags)
The stage is set, and the main actors in Congress and in the corporate establishment are ready to perform, having rehearsed behind closed doors for the coming assault on organized labor's most powerful sector, public workers. The final preparations were smoothed out in Obama's tax "compromise" with the Republicans, which gave details of the drama's first act. The tax plan purposely did not include a critical element for state funding, called the Build America Bonds program (BAB), which allows recession-sunk states to easily borrow money from the federal government. In the face of enormous deficits, the states would be left to drown. Reuters blogger James Pethokoukis explains:
WIKILEAKS AND BRAZIL (tags)
Americans play with fire in Brazil. We will burn them.
BTL:Wikileaks Spin: The Public's Right to Know vs. the National Security State (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
REAL VIRTUAL WAR - THE AGE OF THE VIRTUAL CROWDS (tags)
It is necessary to continue the effort to study and to understand the reality.
Obama's Decision to Push Bush's NAFTA-Style Korea Trade Deal Without Real Fixes Is Mistake (tags)
Press release by Public Citizen about the Korean trade agreement that's being pushed.
NGO Monitor Targets Truth for Israel (tags)
Israel's war against truth
Incarceration's Effect on Economic Mobility (tags)
Mohamed Osman Mohamud: Terrorist or Victim? (tags)
another likely victim
William Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States – Evidence of Public Corrup (tags)
Conditions that prevail at the US courts today undermine Human Rights and banking regulation, and contribute to disintegration of the frameworks of democratic government in the United States. Reform of the judiciary in the United States is also essential for addressing the current Depression.
11/22 - Last Day for Public Comment on GMO Salmon! (tags)
Today is the last day for public comment on genetically modified salmon. Please tell Pres. Obama and the FDA that people do not want to risk tampering with natural ecosystems by releasing genetically engineered (GE/GMO) salmon into the oceans and rivers that currently support struggling populations of wild salmon. GMO salmon is the latest trick from Monsanto attempting to control our food supply by replacing wild salmon with genetically engineered "Frankenfish" salmon that have less nutritional value and greater risks of illness, including potential extinction of wild salmon populations by the Monsanto version of GMO salmon.
Spokesperson of the Los Angeles Court Fired - and Allegations of Public Corruption (tags)
Evidence was repeatedly published over the past decade of public corruption and financial management fraud at the Los Angeles Court and Sheriff's Department
Computer Fraud Opined in the Online Public Access and Case Management Systems of US Courts (tags)
Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the UN Human Rights Council, was incorporated in the official staff report with reference to "corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California". Two papers on the matter were also recently published in a peer reviewed international computer science journal. The current paper expanded on the role of the US courts computer systems in enabling the "corruption".
Systemic Washington-Sanctioned Fraud (tags)
The Israeli Knesset's Anti-Democratic Agenda (tags)
Manifesto of French Economists: Why We Are Shocked (tags)
On October 11 three million French workers were on strike against President Sarkozy's authoritarian attacks on social security and pensions. "Despite its obvious debacle, the neoliberal dogma is still regarded as the only correct economic system."
VENICE BOARDWALK OCEAN FRONT WALK Task Force Meeting 10/6/10 (tags)
this 1x/month meeting facilitated by LA City Council is a place for sharing information...or contentious arguments..
Green U.S. Senate Candidate: End Overseas Wars to Pay for Tuition-Free Higher Education (tags)
"If elected to the U.S. Senate, I will introduce legislation to establish a nationwide program to fully guarantee that every high school graduate living within the United States--regardless of immigration status--is eligible to receive a tuition-free education at a public college, university, or technical trade school of their choosing. We can pay for this program by immediately withdrawing all U.S. troops, private mercenaries, and independent contractors from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan."
UC Regent Richard Blum Personally Profiting Off UC Pension Money-Exposed In New Report (tags)
Peter Byrne in a presentation reports on the systemic criminal conflicts of interest of UC Regent Richard Blum in manipulating the UC Pension fund to benefit himself personally
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.
Demand La Opinion/KPCC 89.3 FM “Public” Radio Open Up The U.S. Senate Debate! (tags)
Tired of the same old “Punch and Judy” show that the corporate-owned mainstream media continues to befuddle the voters with every election cycle?
Register Attends Press Conference and Misses Story (tags)
O.C. Register blows Public Guardian Story
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.”
The Real Stink in Venice (tags)
Venice RV Dumping Hype Really Stinks
El Paso Corp. Bribes Environmentalists for Ruby Pipeline (tags)
In order to appear more environmentally friendly, proponents of the 680 mile long Ruby Pipeline Project have reached a conservation agreement with two prominant environmental groups (WWP & ONDA) in exchange for the environmental groups dropping any opposition to the proposed pipeline route through pristine sagebrush wilderness, mating ground for endangered sage grouses.
LETTER TO REP. SPEIER, 12 D-CA (tags)
Thank you for your public announcement of your support for equity! I would like to properly address your questions during our meeting last Friday, July 16th in your district office in my attempt to further elucidate the case of equity for Filipinos and provide an educational tool for your fellow legislators and the American public as we further gather support now for your anticipated sponsorship of a bill on January of 2011.
CALL OUT: HOW TO MAKE TROUBLE AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE- U.S. EDITION (tags)
Call out for images and stories about innovative and satirical political pranks, scams, street art and direct action from the U.S.
BANTAY Points Out ‘Conflict of interest’ in the Aquino III Cabinet (tags)
The BANTAY PILIPINAS based California said today that President Benigno Aquino lll’s decision to pick executives from big business for key Cabinet posts has placed his administration in potential conflict-of-interest situations, particularly in state-regulated enterprises, such as power, water, telecommunications and toll roads, the EPCC noted Tuesday. The BANTAY PILIPINAS said the big business appointments were a growing public concern because they were identified with four of the most influential business conglomerates in the country – the Ayala, Lopez, Aboitiz and Metro Pacific groups – to positions with powers to make or unmake business empires. The appointees mentioned were Transportation Secretary Jose de Jesus, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras. De Jesus used to be president of Meralco (where the Lopez group and Manuel V. Pangilinan of Metro Pacific are controlling partners) and former executive vice president of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (headed by Pangilinan). Singson is a former president of Lopez-owned Maynilad Water and former director of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. Almendras is a former president of Manila Water and Cebu Holdings Inc. (both owned by the Ayala group) and former treasurer of the Aboitiz group.
Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet (tags)
Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex --An interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)
Focusing on the prison abolitionist movement, we interview two co-editors of an exciting new series at Daily Kos, called Criminal InJustice Kos, a weekly series "devoted to exploring the myths of 'crime', 'criminals', and criminal justice and the intersection of race/ethnicity/class/gender/sexuality/age/disability in policing and punishment. Criminal Injustice Kos is committed to furthering action towards reducing inequity in the US criminal justice system." Look for Criminal InJustice Kos every Wednesday at 6 pm CST.
Deficit Hysteria: Wrongheaded in Times of Depression (tags)
proposed policies are wrecking economies
WE AGREE WITH YOUR SPECIAL U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER ...PRESIDENT OBAMA !!! (tags)
OUR WEALTHY ELITE RUNNING AMERICA THROUGH THEIR CONTROL OF OUR U.S.CONGRESS NOW APPEAR TO BE HEARING ALL us little people CRYING OUT FOR REAL JUSTICE TO BEGIN TO BE PROPERLY FINANCED IN ALL OUR VARIOUS COURTS OF LAW . ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ALL OF OUR POORER AMERICANS SURELY MUST HAVE A FUTURE OPPORTUNITY TO BE AFFORDED PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION PRIOR THE VERY REAL THREATS OF WRONGFULL LOSE OF THEIR THEIR CHILDREN, HOMES, FREEDOMS OR LIVES... FOR OUR SPECIAL AMERICA TO CONTINUE BEING ONE OF THE FAIREST AND FINEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD.FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS TO RESIDE IN.
Oval Office Duplicity: Cover for Corporate Criminality (tags)
Representative David Dreier (R-CA) Violates Civil Rights (tags)
June 14, 2010 On June 10, 2010, disabled member Bob Maschi went to Representative David Dreier’s office at 510 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 201, San Dimas, CA. 91773. Representative Dreier is a Republican and member of the House of Representatives for California's 26th Congressional District. Representative Drier’s office is located on the second floor of an office building that does not have an elevator – a stairway is the only way up.
Stand Up for Local Media! Stop the Comcast/NBC Merger. (tags)
A Comcast takeover of NBC would mean higher prices, fewer choices, and could spark a wave of new media mergers. It would give one company too much control of what we can watch and how we can watch it.
HUD's Public Housing Privatization Scheme "PETRA" Is Rejected (tags)
People across the nation are speaking out against the scheme to privatize 1.2 million public housing units, under a HUD proposal called Transforming Rental Assistance (TRA) initiative. The struggle against the privatization of public housing in Berkeley and Oakland has blossomed into a nation wide struggle against the profiteers that are trying to terminate public housing programs across the nation! On May 25, 2010, at a congressional hearing, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and many housing advocacy organizations from across the country spoke-out against HUD's proposals, and submitted written statements for the hearing record opposing TRA, including the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness and other Los Angeles housing and human rights organizations.
SAVE AMERICA's PUBLIC HOUSING - No on PETRA! - NO on TRA! (tags)
Public housing in Berkeley and Oakland are under attack by corporate profiteers, and if HUD and the Obama Administration have it their way, public housing across the nation will be next on the chopping block of corporate privatization! Join the struggle against the privatization of public housing!
Yes on Proposition 15 Benefit Show! June 1st at the EchoLA! Feature DJ Jeremy Dawson of Shiny Toy Guns, White Apple Tree and Buddy Akai.
Growing Homelessness in America (tags)
Washington's indifference to a growing problem
CA Candidate Leonard James Martin Commends Tesla for not Building at Downey Toxic Dump Sit (tags)
Candidate Leonard J. Martin has commended the decision of Tesla Motors Inc. not to build a green electric assembly plant at the contaminated toxic dump site in Downey, California. He also called for an investigation of sickness by Los Angeles County Of Education employees LACOE whose offices are located next to the site.
Cinco de Mayo Street Celebrations Shut Down by San José Police (tags)
During Cinco de Mayo celebrations, residents of San José faced daytime checkpoints, citations, and arrests on a scale not matched by any other festival of the year. By 10 pm the focus appeared to be diverting cars and mostly-Latino youths from the downtown area, effectively evacuating the city center and shutting down street celebrations on two nights.
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.
Using Alleged Terrorism to Escalate Wars and Homeland Repression (tags)
NY bomb incident may unleash a wave of homeland repression
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone (tags)
Highly disturbing information about Republican Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone and his ties to organized crime is provided at the URL offered.
5/13 CA State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Leonard Martin Backs LA Court (tags)
Leonard Martin, the only candidate for CA State Superinendent For Public Instruction opposing charter schools is backing a law suit against the illegal establishment by the LA Unified School District of Birmingham High School in Los Angeles and will attend the court hearing on May 13.
New York Car Bomb Incident: Another False Flag? (tags)
Another suspicious false flag possibility
What Real Financial Reform Looks Like (tags)
Washington financial reform assures business as usual
WORLD WEEK FOR ANIMALS IN LABS 2010 (tags)
Local activists stage a cage sit in and fake liberation for the UN recognized event, World Week for Animals in Labs 2010.
US-Arroyo Regime practices brinkmanship, Provokes public outrage. (tags)
“ The US-Arroyo regime continues its game of brinkmanship. It continues to anger and provoke the public outrage.” The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) adds it strong voice to the vehement protest of the Filipino people over the clearance given by the Secretary of justice Alberto Agra to the Ampatuans and condems the US-Arroyo dangerous game of brinkmanship.
US-Arroyo Regime practices brinkmanship, Provokes public outrage. (tags)
“ The US-Arroyo regime continues its game of brinkmanship. It continues to anger and provoke the public outrage.” The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) adds it strong voice to the vehement protest of the Filipino people over the clearance given by the Secretary of justice Alberto Agra to the Ampatuans and condems the US-Arroyo dangerous game of brinkmanship. Agra on Friday issued a resolution clearing Governor Zaldy Ampatuan of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and his cousin, former acting Maguindanao vice governor Akmad Ampatuan Sr.
Defend Public Education- March 4th Follow-up (tags)
Students, Teachers, workers and parents united last October to Strike and for a Day fo Aciton on March 4th. This is the second conference to Defend Public Education
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.
Protect Detroit and protect the nation. (tags)
"Protect Detroit and protect the nation. The following articles show what we’re up against. Also see reports on DemocracyNow.org (04/02/10)." "While the Mayor’s urban renewal plan has high-level backing, many have condemned it as a form of land-grabbing. I’m joined now by a vocal critic of the proposed downsizing of Detroit. Sharon “Shea” Howell is an activist and a professor of communication and journalism at Oakland University. She writes a weekly column for the Michigan Citizen."
Defeat in Victory: The Democrat's Health Care Bill (tags)
What looks like a big victory for Obama and the Democrats may be their greatest undoing. It’s true that the passage of Obama’s health care bill represents a significant political victory for the Democrats. But sometimes a battle won could equal a lost war. It’s telling that Obama had so much trouble in getting his own party to pass the bill on a simple majority basis: the bill was so blatantly watered down with the corporate hose that anyone with their name attached to it feared future electoral doom.
Nonprofit developers interested in Berkeley's public housing, minus the poor (tags)
Berkeley's mostly African-American public housing residents are not wanted by local nonprofit housing developers that are interested in the proposal to sell Berkeley's 75 public housing units!
Democracy and Insurrection in Greece and the World (tags)
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - Southern California got a taste of Greek-style anarchism and insurrection in a series of talks given by Peter Gelderloos, author of How Nonviolence Protects the State, and Greek comrades from the Void Network Tasos Sagris and Sissy Doutsiou. With Audio.
Leer este artículo en español: Democracia e Insurrección en Grecia y el Mundo
With regard to ANAIRC’s campaign against Nicaragua Sugar, Flor de Caña and Grupo Pellas (tags)
To this date, there is no recognized formal scientific study that establishes a relationship of causality between sugarcane cultural practices and chronic kidney disease (CKD).
March for California's Future (tags)
Educators, public employees, and others are marching from Bakersfield to Sacramento - hundres of miles - to fight for public services.
March 4 in Riverside (with embedded video) (tags)
March 4, 2010
RIVERSIDE - In a demonstration infused with dance, students and workers of the University of California, Riverside demanded an end to fee hikes, staffing furloughs, and cuts in class offerings. They chanted as they marched to downtown Riverside, where they were met by a contingent of student and worker activists from Riverside Community College for another rally. After the speeches, a carefully-orchestrated symbolic "death of public education" and die-in blocked traffic on University Avenue for about five minutes before protesters voluntarily cleared the street and avoided any threat of arrest.
Photo set 1: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/03/235667.php
Photo set 2: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/03/235687.php
Knock! Knock! UCLA -- It's time to let us in (tags)
The debate is over. We don't want to talk about "humane research." We demand to see it!
Finance Capitalism Devalues Labor (tags)
Businesses are capital investments in the hands of shareholders. Consequently managers only serve the interests of shareholders.
March 4 Socialist Program to Defend Education (tags)
On March 4, students and workers throughout California and the US will demonstrate against the attack on public education and increases in tuition that are making a college education unaffordable for the majority of working class youth.
Selling Out America to Wall Street (tags)
pillaging American wealth
Shut down LA March 4th! Mtgs (tags)
On March 4th cities across California and thorughout the nation will engage in strikes, work stoppages, occupations, and rallies for public education
LA Students & UTLA Teachers Speak Out On Privatization-No More Give Aways, Save Our School (tags)
On February 9, hundreds of students and UTLA teachers rallied throughout Los Angeles to protest the privatization and destruction of public education in the school district
"L'HOMME QUI MARCHE I" AND GIVES PROFIT (tags)
The art is of doing the price.
Rosa Parks Day in Californa ~ Early Life & Childhood (tags)
The early life of Rosa Parks shares a very common story of life in Black Farm communities throughout America, especially the Deep South. Today, the courage and faith of Rosa Parks is needed to close the final chapter of systemic racial discrimination with America's Last Plantation, the United States Departmento of Agriculture. Healthy Solutions are available by supporting, Black Agriculture in the 21st Century, focus on job creation, career development and creating sustainable communities, building on the legacy of a strong generation of elders and ancestors.
Fighting Company Union Ideology (tags)
The evolution of the company union in the U.S. is a history of both labor’s progress and its missteps. It is a story that, at bottom, speaks to the battle of workers to find an independent, powerful presence on the job — and to push this clout into the community to help shape the broader public realm. Unions came into existence organically wherever capitalism developed. As soon as workers were brought together by a small number of employers and compelled to make profits for them, the employees naturally sought to defend themselves. A living wage and decent working conditions failed to emerge through the good will of the employers, unfortunately, so workers took matters into their own hands.
Berkeley public housing residents demand resignations (tags)
Berkeley's Public Housing Residents Say "Hell No" To The Privatization Of Their Housing & Demand Resignation Of Housing Director!
Anarchists to Hold Bookfair, Disseminate Radical Literature (tags)
Public is invited for workshops, performances, experiments in non-oppressive relations.
UCLA increases parking fees some more (tags)
UCLA has instituted a $3/ parking fee on Disabled Placard holders everywhere on campus after years of following Calif State free parking for legitimate blue zoned areas, starts Jan 1, 2010, but.....
Israel's East Jerusalem Linked Settlement Expansion (tags)
continued land theft
Southwest Museum To Fully Close... (tags)
Autry Implements Full Closure, Returns Money and "Not Available" to Meet with Councilmember Jose Huizar Who's Offering Potential Signficant Funding. . . . THIS weekend from 12-5 p.m. either day, please stop by the Southwest Museum store, do some last minute holiday shopping but mostly, let them know you’ll miss them! This is the last weekend they're open.
copenhagen police destroy integrity of the conference (tags)
a new phase of climate destruction, the public violent beating of earth advocates
Why I Voted NO on H.R. 3962 (Health Care) (tags)
Outside of the business as usual misinformation coming from medical insurance corporation spokespersons claiming Obama's healthcare plan is "socialist", very few legitimate critiques of Obamacare have made headlines. Here is another "NO" vote against H.R. 3962, though this time for very different reasons.
Suspected Hemorrhagic Pneumonia Outbreak Hits Ukraine (tags)
Ukraine situation may head everywhere
HABEAS LOUNGE Perspective Group 10 / Bicyclists + Public Transportation / DTLA Art Walk (tags)
How does downtown exist as a hub for MTA riders and bicyclists in the city? The HABEAS LOUNGE is a built environment created by LA artist Linda Pollack, specifically constructed to foster and animate civic dialogue. Topics of past LOUNGE series include urban planning, constitutional issues, the economy, and city history.
Paid Lying: What Passes for Major Media Journalism (tags)
state of today's major media
Settlement Puts an End to Controversial Elephant Hill Development in Los Angeles (tags)
Settlement between City of LA and Monterey Hills Investors LLC puts an end to the controversial residential development of 24 luxury homes on Elephant Hill in the community of El Sereno in Los Angeles.
New Comic Strip Series re Organized Stalking (tags)
New comic strip to educate the public about the crime of organized stalking has been made available on the web. It is hoped this series will help educate the public about a crime for which action by the justice systems of the world is long overdue.
The Bosses Have the Public Sector in Their Sights. (tags)
Years of collaboration and concessions by the heads of organized Labor have paved the way for the aggressive attacks and confidence the employers are displaying now. These concessionary policies have been a catastrophe for workers leading to much unnecessary suffering.
Monday, October 19, 7:00 PM California’s Budget Crisis: The Rich Profit, Workers Pa (tags)
Public report and discussion on the who, what, where and what to do on California's budget mess. Includes strategizing on how to build a movement to force a sane and pro worker budget.
Noam Chomsky on the Cuban 5 (tags)
Chomsky was interviewed by Radio Havana Cuba on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the arbitrary arrest and detention in Miami of Cubans Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, who after a legally flawed trial in Miami District Court, are incarcerated in US prisons for infiltrating anti-Cuba Miami based groups of terrorists with the aim of defending Cuba against US based terrorism. As Professor Chomsky says in this interview "They weren't criminals. They were heroes". He points out "that the only way to remedy the injustice is to withdraw the charges completely".
How Neoliberal Ideology Destabilized the World Balance: Krugman and Galbraith (tags)
"If the depression has not openly erupted, all the features of the 1930s are having a spectacular comeback." (Paul Krugman) To free the US from the claws of private interests, James Galbraith urges the public authority to set social and ecological norms.
Furlough? Hell No! Cutback? Fight back! UCR Walkout (tags)
In one of the largest campus-based demonstrations in recent memory, UCR students, faculty, and staff joined together to protest tuition hikes and the budget cuts that are prompting furloughs and bad-faith bargaining with UC workers' unions.
LA Health Reform Rally Sticks it to Fox (tags)
Protesters Bite Back at Fox Tales: Healthcare Reform Advocates at Rally in Front of FOX Bear Huge Banner Stating "FOX News is Bad for Our Health!" Tuesday evening, Sept 22, a lively group of approximately 70 activists brought a Pro-Healthcare Reform rally to the sidewalk in front of FOX TV Center at 1999 Bundy in West Los Angeles. To be repeated next Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5pm-7pm.
Truth Action on the 8th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks (tags)
Anyone unclear on the purpose and methods of Truth Action should visit this thread: http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3227 Contrary to some rumors, racism and right-wing propaganda are UNWELCOME at truthaction.org.
The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Em (tags)
"There was no attempt to improve the process of data collection in terms of lab. confirmation. In fact quite the opposite. Following the level 6 Pandemic announcement, both the WHO and the CDC decided that data collection of individual confirmed and probable cases was no longer necessary to ascertain the spread of swine flu. As of July 10, one month after the announcement of the level six pandemic, the WHO discontinued the collection of confirmed cases. It does not require member countries to send in figures pertaining to confirmed or probable cases. WHO will no longer issue the global tables showing the numbers of confirmed cases for all countries. However, as part of continued efforts to document the global spread of the H1N1 pandemic, regular updates will be provided describing the situation in the newly affected countries. WHO will continue to request that these countries report the first confirmed cases and, as far as feasible, provide weekly aggregated case numbers and descriptive epidemiology of the early cases. (WHO, Briefing note, 2009)."
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
Daily L.A. Single-Payer Healthcare Rallies --ANNOUNCING "CAMP HEALTHCARE" (tags)
STAND!! With L.A.'S "CAMP HEALTHCARE!!" STAND FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS WITH THE PEOPLE FOR THE REAL HEALTHCARE REFORMS!!
Orderly Town Hall Meeting Explores Public Option (tags)
Civility and Decorum Take Precedence at Ward A.M.E Health Care Forum/Discussion
$100 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short (tags)
$100 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional $400 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!
CA Safe Schools Nominated for NAU Grant for Change Award (tags)
NAU supporting those who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities
Obama vs Insurance:Pillow fights (tags)
Obama and the health insurance companies are pillow fighting. Ready to concede, the Democrats are already saying the ya-hoo attended townhalls have stopped them from passing through legislation, what about the townhalls against the war(s)? This fight is stopping because it never really was meant to win. Just another pillow fight with big business. The media wants us to believe that there is some sort of mass movement out there that is opposed to any sort of health care that is not run by the private sector.
Congressmember Davis Speaks at Orderly Town-Hall Meeting (tags)
Elsewhere in the country Democratic Congressmembers are being heckled and sometimes driven off the stage when they try to hold town-hall meetings to explain the health-care reform bill the House is currently debating. Not in San Diego August 11, where Congressmember Susan Davis was able to hold a meeting in peace and discuss the issue in a polite, civil manner. This was largely due to the strategy of the sponsoring organization, the Hillcrest Town Council, which admitted their own members and Hillcrest residents first -- thereby assuring Davis a mostly liberal audience that wouldn't try to disrupt her meeting.
Global Depression and Regional Wars (tags)
economic hard times and wars
Alexander: Jerry Brown Creating Public Phobia Regarding Marijuana (tags)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has made the assumption that if marijuana becomes legal, society will start getting stone and will become less competitive. Many of the gubernatorial candidates from the real Left dismiss Brown’s phony claims and believe legalizing marijuana will be a benefit to society, our economy, and will help California generate revenues.
Nader Was Right: Liberals Are Going Nowhere With Obama (tags)
Liberals once again were fooled by "lesser evilism" tactics of the Democrats, many devoted much time and energy to elect Obama, yet only receive more of the same as their reward. Our only changes are military use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on prisoners instead of torture, under Obama the only change we will get in reality is a well spoken war criminal instead of a war criminal that speaks jibberish! Think Obama will allow for any domestic or international war crime trial of his predecessor?? Forget about it!! More of the same!!
Free Speech is a Right - Not a Lottery Prize! (tags)
FREE SPEECH IS A RIGHT NOT A LOTTERY PRIZE! Venice Beach Boardwalk Coalition (VBBC) challenges City of Los Angeles Permit/Lottery on Venice Boardwalk
CENSORSHIP AT INDYMEDIA REPEATS AGAIN and AGAIN (tags)
Indymedia every so too often decides to CENSOR an article by hiding it from public view..but based on nothing more than it's own group's version of what they like politically or an article that someone there with the power of that clever click who has decided what was offered to the LA public readers now needs to be "gone !" out of sight ! Why they do this is unrevealed and non-transparent. And LA.Indymedia offer no way to reverse their discriminating acts either as there is no one ‘home’ when a letter is written to firstname.lastname@example.org either !”
NLE 09 TARGET ANALYSIS -- CHI NYC HOU PDX DC -- (tags)
Dr. James Fetzer joins a group of officers and non-coms from Ghost Troop, the controversial cyber militia dedicated to thwarting 9/11-2B false flag attacks. Together they conduct a powerful analysis of the pending terror drill, NLE 09.
JFAV and Critics Laud Withdrawal of SF Presidio Art Museum Proposal (tags)
Critics of a highly controversial proposal by Gap Founder Donald Fisher to build a contemporary art museum on the Presidio of San Francisco's historic (c. 1776) Main Post lauded Fisher's withdrawal of his plan today. For the Justice for Filipino Veterans (JFAV) based in San Francisco, although the Presidio was the staging ground for the American colonization of the Philippines, it is still proper that it should be preserved historically and not be a private museum. It is a historical landmark for the advance of US imperialism and thus be shown to succeeding generations of Americans and Filipino Americans. Environmental, historical, neighborhood and military groups joined with thousands of citizens and San Francisco City agencies to fight the art museum being built in this national park, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Serious questions remain regarding the Presidio Trust's proposals to build new structures (a hotel/restaurant and movie multiplex) in the park, a National Historic Landmark. The Trust is a federal agency that manages the Presidio's real estate within the constraints of various Federal laws including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the Presidio Trust Act.
Holocaust-denial events in SoCal, July 25 & 26 (tags)
This July, David Irving, a British neo-fascist and fraudulent historian, goes on the road in the United States, planning to hold approximately one and a half dozen speaking engagements over the course of a month. As militant anti-racists and anti-fascists, we are making a public call for resistance at each stop along the way of this tour.
No community support for $30M Discovery Center at EIR meeting (tags)
The Friends of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area and neighboring lands as open space corridors. We promote and assist with restoration and educational uses of the Natural Area that are compatible with the conservation of plant and animal habitat and migration, historical resources, water quality, and public health and safety.
REFUSE TO PAY YOUR CREDIT CARD BILL??? (tags)
The banks have had all the rights and all the "Bailouts" up to this point - now its time for the American public to clearly and unmistakably demand their rights!!!
Checkpoints tonight (19/jun) and tomorrow night (20/jun) (tags)
From Obsuristan to Absurdistan: Barbarism or Human Future (tags)
Individual security can be emphasized so global vision fades. Half-truths and fish stories carry the day. "Communism is oppression of many by man and capitalism is just the reverse." Our challenge is to reawaken wonder and interdependence, to consider the way of nonviolent resistance.
KALAYAAN (FREEDOM) PHILIPPINES SERIES (tags)
3 Events This Week: Thursday-Saturday, June 11-13 Public Forum, Film Screening & Benefit Concert Presented by AJLPP, GABNet-LA, JFAV and ANSWER Coalition Filipino revolutionaries declared their independence from colonial Spain on June 12, 1898, 119 years ago. Two months later, the United States occupied Manila and declared war on the Philippines, crushing the young republic. Today, Filipinos are still in struggle for true independence and sovereignty. With continued U.S. occupation and intervention, and a culture of impunity of human rights violations forced on the people of the Philippines, the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP), the GABRIELA Network (GABNet), Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the ANSWER Coalition commemorate Philippine Independence with fierce struggle in the United States. Join us at the following exciting events this week:
HIV Protesters Take The Streets in Hollywood (tags)
Protesters in Hollywood Demonstrate Against Schwarzenegger's Proposed HIV Service Cuts Which Many Believe to Be a Death Sentence.
George Galloway and Viva Palestina US: Our Convoy to Gaza (tags)
Endorsments continue to pour in for Viva Palestina US - A Lifeline from the United States to Gaza, including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and David Swanson of After Downing Street. Organizations wishing to endorse the Convoy can email in their endorsements here: email@example.com
Police File Restraining Order Against U.S. Marine 9/11 Truther (tags)
Pomona CA police have filed a broad restraining order against an anti war activist.
The Market Must Serve Society (tags)
In the past, the village green and market swuare were surrounded by the church, town hall, school and hospital. Without these social institutions, there would be no market. This is also true for today's global financial markets.
San José Police Department Targets Latinos, Photo Survey Shows (tags)
Photographic documentation of 14 daytime vehicle stops per hour within a 4-block section of Santa Clara Street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations substantiates a deliberate policy of targeting Latinos by the San José Police Department. Only a citizen police review board can represent a broad range of community interests and ensure police accountability.
Letter to California leaders concerning Public Transit (tags)
Emphasizing California's lack of progress and implementation of public transportation, and how it is one of the rudimentary causes of the state's financial failures.
Hechos Para Trabajadores (tags)
May 1st issue of (Hechos Para Los Trabajadores) Facts for Working People. How the police are the "swine flu" and if working class people organize we will win " Vencerenmos"
FDR's New Deal v. Obamanomics in Their First 100 Days (tags)
stark mirror opposites
Protest sweeps Europe (tags)
France Jan 29, 2009. Public and private workers mount a one-day strike with mass support. Schools, courts and transportation shut down in several cities. This article is from: Freedom Socialist Vol30 No2 April-May 2009.
Tues 3/17: Movement to Stop Blackwater Like Training Center in Riverside Grows (tags)
A private company, the Procinctu Group, has received approval for a “Blackwater-like” warfare training facility in Homeland, CA dubbed “The Ranch,” including shooting ranges, driving tracks, and live-fire training. The site is situated next to an established church retreat in a residential agricultural area that the developers say will be perfect for training because it looks “like Afghanistan.”
Monetary and Fiscal Failure, Fraud, and Fear of What's Next (tags)
looting the treasury continues with militarism ready to confront dissent
CAPITALISM ANDS ITS BEST OBAMANATION AT ITS WORST (tags)
As of today even without the additional infusion of new government money, the american public has 79% interest in AIG already largely in the form of highly vulnerable common stocks. The remaining shares in preferred or treasury stocks (which are on top of the food chain when it comes to bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings) are in private holdings mostly belonging to AIG founder Hank Greenberg. In the event of bankruptcy, preferred stocks e.g. Greenberg are guaranteed proceeds even with the equivalent of diluted shares of their notes - the american public - ZIP!
What's happening to Pacifica's NY station - WBAI ? (tags)
Alert !!! Find out about a proposal soon to put WBAI into “internal receivership”...Please share this information widely and confirm it as necessary. No false rumors necessary. Let's see what is happening so close to our own KPFK radio station. Does this affect KPFK's financial standing too? Tell us what you know too.
Health Care Reform, Obama Style (tags)
health care reform
Scientology Virtually Holds Daughter Hostage (tags)
Scientology says it will "negotiate" with the mother to return her daughter.
Clean Money: Better Elections (tags)
Clean money means accountability to voters, not special interests. It gives the ordinary citizen access to candidates. It levels the playing field and increases voter participation.
Light at the End of the Tunnel: Communities Must Stand Together for Change (tags)
Diverse communities in the U.S. have been standing together to bring about social change at the grassroots level in an unprecedented wave of euphoria set off by the inauguration of Barack Obama. Whether in public meetings, workshops, or protests the unity of purpose and momentum is palpable. What will it take to translate that human energy into real change?
Scientology Is Dieing (tags)
Internet-based community activism reached a new high when Anonymous took to the streets and started doing what law enforcement and health officials around the world should be doing: Killing the notorious Scientology Corporation to put a stop to Scientology's frauds, scams, human rights and civil rights abuses once and for all. Anonymous is winning.
Obama's Bank Bailout: Bush's Plan Resurrected (tags)
To reintroduce an unpopular idea by a different name is a classic trick of politicians. Obama has done precisely this in unveiling his bank bailout plan. In a desperate attempt to distance himself from Bush, the Obama administration has added some complicated economic terms packaged into a system he simply calls the “bad bank.” The essence of the plan, however, is exactly what Bush originally proposed.
Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force pleads guilty to bribery, extortion and conspiracy (tags)
Sgt.. Schroer and his co-conspirators wore official U.S. Military uniforms, carried official forms of identification, and used official U.S. vehicles, when necessary, to prevent police stops, roadblocks, searches and seizures of the narcotics as they drove the cocaine shipments through checkpoints throughout the Southwestern states which were manned by the U.S. Border Patrol, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Nevada law enforcement officers.
Highway 39 To 2 past Crystal Lake to Rebuild, Reopen (tags)
Proposal for rebuilding Highway 39 so that it connects to Highway 2 (Angeles Crest) will be discussed this month.
How to Start a Union in Ten Steps (tags)
(below are the lessons taken from a successful organizing drive in 1997) 1) Be the best worker at your workplace If you are to influence your co-workers to join a union, you’d better already have their respect at work. This doesn’t mean that you must be the absolute best, but that you are a leader and rank among one of the best. This first step is the all-important foundation for your effort, directly or indirectly affecting EVERY other step toward forming a union. It helps also to be the best liked co-worker. Not that you need to be prom-king/queen popular, but that you are easily approachable, social, and generally kind. In being so, you’ll make your job of talking with your co-workers about a union – which constitutes 95% of the work of organizing — MUCH easier. If your trust is earned as a good worker and friend, you can better expect that your ideas will be not only better received, but kept away from management during the initial stage of secrecy.
Between the Minutes: Scenes from a KPFA board meeting (tags)
There's an authoritarian left, and there's a democratic left. KPFA's Local Station Board is where the twain meet, but not always in good faith.
Local Residents to Protest Plans for Paramilitary Training Center in Riverside, CA (tags)
LOCAL RESIDENTS ASK: WHY WAS THIS PRIVATE PARAMILITARY FIRM APPROVED BY THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS? Protest Planned Against Procinctu Plans to Build Private Military Training Center on Tuesday, January 27 Residents Hopes to Halt Construction of "The Ranch" Inspired by Successful Battle Against Blackwater's Plans in San Diego County WHERE: Outside the Riverside County Administrative Center, at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside CA WHEN: 8:30 to 9:30 AM, Tuesday January 27, 2009 Protest outside Riverside County Administrative Center 11:00 a.m: Protesters will move inside to express concerns to Riverside County Board of Supervisors general meeting during Oral Communication
Act Now to stop the militarization of public lands! Jan 31 deadline (tags)
INLAND EMPIRE - January 25, 2009 The Marines want to use 188,000 acres of our desert for "live-fire training and maneuvering exercises."
The Mexican Revolution is starting (tags)
Some Thoughts on Obama and the US Empire (tags)
Chris Burnett is host of "Indymedia On Air" on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles
How To Lose Pacifica, and How To Save It (tags)
As a member of KPFK's Local Station Board, I've been asked repeatedly to explain what's happening at the community radio station. This is my letter to the Pacifica National Board, KPFK's parent organization. I paint the PNB members with a broad brush here, and some individual members were as forthcoming as they could be under the hammer of "breaching confidentiality.". What we never got were official explanations. The Pacifica National Board can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorandum 2008 Summary-Crisis Underrated (tags)
Without increasing internal demand, the upswing based on replacement investments and exports cannot continue. Without reduced working hours, adequate jobs will not be created in a world of reduced work volumes, rationalization and information technology.
Spreading the Wealth: A Review of Unjust Deserts (tags)
The foremost ethical question is, given that we owe most of our productivity to a common social inheritance, to what extent can we say that we have "earned" our personal wealth? There is a growing consensus in favor of a new robust public compact to regulate our shared conditions.
SADLY OPRAH, THESE ARE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ! (tags)
Financial Crisis and the Poor (tags)
The financial market crisis has long spilled over on the real economy. Therefore politics is called to do everything so the economy starts up again and unemployment is prevented. Without strong pressure, frauds will continue unchanged in the global financial casino after losses are socialized
Save LA Public Access (tags)
I found this during a web search - it's a couple days out of date, but it's important information. Contact the person in the article for more information.
From Scam to Scandal (tags)
Bailing out Wall Street billionaires is not exactly popular with voters, so Hank Paulson, George W's treasury secretary, came up with this cover story: It's not about Wall Street, it's about your street. He lied. There was never any connection between the bailout and credit flow.
ARE THEY THE KINGS OF SLAVES OR THE US CONGRESS ?? (tags)
PRESIDENT OBAMA TELLS THE US CONGRESS ~ LET MY PEOPLE GO ****
WILL THE POPE NOW SPEAK ABOUT THESE AMERICAN INJUSTICES ?? (tags)
AND GEORGIA WANTS TO EXECUTE TROY DAVIS ??? (tags)
L A CITY COUNCIL TO SEIZE PUBLIC CABLE CHANNELS (tags)
The LA City Council is threatening to seize and shutdown the community access channels in Los Angeles
MICHELLE OBAMA GRABS HER HUSBANDS EAR ON THIS ONE !! (tags)
FOR THOSE MILLIONS OF AMERICAN'S WHO BELIEVE IN GOD, WE ALL HAVE TO WONDER IN TOTAL AMAZEMENT, HOW OUR AMERICAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS HAVE ALLOWED THIS HORROR TO CONTINUE WRONGFULLY EXECUTING AND INCARCERATING INNOCENT AMERICAN'S ALL ACROSS OUR COUNTRY ???
Progressive agenda for Obama, by Amiri Baraka (tags)
The following are a few exploratory planks of a document that shd be added to by the willing and serve as a basis for a mass supported document to present to Obama.
Rich of the World, Enrich Yourselves! (tags)
Financial jugglers speculating with food, oil and other raw materials caused double-digit inflation and made staple foods like rice and wheat into luxury items for millions. Neoliberalism with one blow managed to drive nation states to the defensive.
Financial Injections Ensure the Assets of the Rich (tags)
The money must be taken from those who profited from the past financial system. Thus a tax reform must be on the agenda. A state investment program is also urgently necessary. The past growth model of global capitalism is in a structural crisis. A new economy is beyond profit.
Pacifica = KPFK's parent corp, problems are there too .... (tags)
This is a reposting from a distant discovered site that relates to KPFK as part of PACIFICA. Sad news all around.
Filipino Workers hold March to protest against the GFMD (tags)
As the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) opened today in Manila, at least 5000 workers from the Philippines and other countries in every region of the world came together in one of the broadest labor mobilizations ever organized in the entire history of the global trade union movement.
RENOUND ZEN ARCHER (tags)
The Los Angeles Shambhala Center presents a public talk and Zen archery workshop given by Kanjuro Shibata Sensei over the weekend, Oct 30 and November 1st and 2nd.
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!
Income Distribution is Perverse (tags)
Redistribution of income is central. Another economy is necessary in which people are more important than profit percentages. A shareholder value philosophy ruthlessly downsizes and closes plants in pursuit of maximum profit.
Press Release For Canadian Tent City Ruling (Oct. 24, 2008) (tags)
Now legal for homeless to erect 'temporary shelters' in city parks.
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.
The Fleecing of America (tags)
Public and private looting.
Sudden outbreak of democracy baffles US pundits (tags)
Conservatives, libertarians and lefties all raised objections to the Bailout for very sound reasons of their own. The media had done all it could to keep awkward questions off the air. The result has left us disenfranchised.
Stephen Whitburn: Progressive San Diego City Council Candidate (tags)
Zenger’s-endorsed District 3 City Council candidate STEPHEN WHITBURN is the real deal: an experienced journalist and progressive who’s seen more of the world than San Diego and knows from government in other cities what works and what doesn’t. Don’t be fooled by an opponent who offers nothing but charm, geography and experience at taking orders.
Grand Theft America (tags)
The government-business looting of America.
The Bush B.S. 700 Billion Bail Out Plan, or, "Let THEM FALL!" (tags)
This is my commentary on the current situation of the fear tactics being used by the current adminstration to attempt to "cow-down" the American public that each and every American Family MUST cough up $10,300.00 EACH to bail out the American Economy.
Political Left Chattering Class Once Again Misses the Forest (tags)
It looks like the chattering class doesn't want to see the connection the Wall Street Bailout and the Stimulus Bill Filibustered by Republicans
The $700 Billion Bailout is a Fraud (tags)
The Bush administration's proposal to buy, with taxpayers' money, $700 billion of toxic liabilities from the corporate financial titans of Wall Street is a fraud. We should not be stampeded into the greatest corporate theft of public assets in the nation's history.
Our GLOBAL ENLIGHTENMENT is LoveRockefeller Rothschild "Life-Game Shift", From & (tags)
People think that a banking or stock market collapse must be bad for everybody, but it's not. If you know a stock collapse is coming (because you are going to cause it)
STOP THE PUBLIC BAILOUT OF A.I.G.! TIME FOR REAL CHANGE! (tags)
The U.S. government is poised to bail out AIG with a conservatorship or new bridge loans. It hopes to punish instead the taxpayer public. Stop the public bailout of private wealth! Fight for a real public take-over of AIG! Time for real, socialist change!
Nationalization of Freddie Mac (tags)
The Nationalization of the mortage industry by the government shows how easily the goverment can nationalize healthcare and other services. The steady now increased offensive by the bosses over the past 30 years is because of a failure of union leadership by throwing all their resources into funding the Democrats and supporting the "team" concept.
San Diego City Council Candidates Debate (tags)
San Diego City Council candidates Stephen Whitburn and Todd Gloria debated at the Hillcrest Town Council September 9. Both are openly Gay men and the debate was held in the center of San Diego's Queer community, but the candidates are otherwise quite different. Gloria emphasized his roots in San Diego and his extensive experience working as a staff member for elected officials, while Whitburn criticized Gloria's support from developers and said his own experience in journalism and the nonprofit sector would make him a better Councilmember.
Criticism of Consumerism and Criticism of Capitalism (tags)
With the striking climate change, the "western lifestyle" has come into crisis. Our consumption is more environmentally-friendly but we simultaneously consume more and more so the environment is hardly relieved. Necessary social framing conditions are faded out.
USA's Killing & Torturing Spree Must Be Stopped (tags)
The USA assassins, including the serial killersin the fbi/cia, have gone too far in their murderous global crimes spree, and the miscreants must now deal with the emerging indominable human spirit which conquers all technology in defense of Mankind.
Vying To Be Toughest (tags)
Both candidates promise permanent imperial wars.
Katrina Redux (tags)
Militarizing New Orleans and making it whiter.
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
East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exch (tags)
East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exchange Delegation in History between Los Angeles and China Sister Schools, Anahuacalmecac Completes First Trip to China as Part of Unprecedented Sister School Alliance
All Doctors Eliminated At Ca-OSHA (tags)
California has eliminated all medical doctors at Ca-OSHA for the 17 million workers in the state. The last doctor of Ca-OSHA has written a statement about the state of Ca-OSHA.
Tribunal of opinion (tags)
Human rights violation in colombia as a state crime
9/11 Truth and the Tuskegee 40 Year Coverup (tags)
Some say that 9/11 couldn’t have been an “inside job” because a coverup would be impossible; someone with inside knowledge would blow the whistle on such a horrible and criminal operation. The Tuskegee Syphilis experiment is one example of policy and decision makers in US federal, state and local governments conspiring to commit and cover up crimes against humanity; the “experiment” was in progress, and kept quiet, for 40 years.
Conservation, Conservation, Conservation! (tags)
We have lost our consumer control to the corporate dictatorships.
GOOD NEWS FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
South Central Farmers, community members, and progressive organizations call for shutting down the "h" Horowitz Warehouse in South Central Los Angeles
Stalinist Spanish Civil War Artwork Vandalized in San Francisco (tags)
Direct Action to commemorate the beginning of the Spanish Civil War the right way...
Ian Masters on a Rampage (tags)
With the station disintegrating, Ian Master takes time out to answer a listener's concern by disrespecting the station's programming, fellow staff members, and station volunteers.
Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part II (tags)
Part II of McChesney's tour de force
Scientologists in Action: The True Nature of Scientology's "Vulture Ministers" (tags)
One of the Scientology cult's many front operations is called the "Volunteer Ministers." Scientology delights in relentlessly producing an endless supply of "press releases" extolling the pure, selfless altruism of these heroic humanitarians, who, according to Tom Cruise, are the ONLY ones who REALLY know what to do at the scene of a disaster or emergency. Namely, to deliver "touch assists" (a sort of creepy, inappropriate massage), take down names and addresses, and give out their bizarre "Way to Happiness" pamphlet.
Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part I (tags)
Another McChesney tour de force.
State of Talk Radio in America (tags)
You can not find a single soldier on Earth to publicly support George W. Bush without immediately being recognized a traitor, a liar, an enemy of freedom for Democracy.
Cuba: Interview Porno Para Ricardo (tags)
* The Cuban Libertarian Movement (MLC) interviewed via internet a punk musical group active in Havana for over 10 years who are today a significant reference in a counter cultural scene that merits recognition and solidarity.
L. A. Teachers Fight Cuts in Education Budget (tags)
A UTLA Member Reports from the Picket Line Over 40,000 teachers, United Teachers Los Angeles, (UTLA), sacrificed an hour of their pay to protest the proposed state budget cuts on Friday, June 6, 2008. LA, CA
AJLPP Condemns Dutch court orders prosecution of Prof. Jose Maria Sison (tags)
The Dutch authorities are at it again! The Alliance Philippines today condemns the Dutch court orders that give prosecutors the go-ahead Thursday to pursue murder charges against Philippine communist leader Jose Maria Sison, despite an earlier dismissal of the case. "Today, the District Court of The Hague decided in camera that the Public Prosecution Service may continue the prosecution of Jose Maria Sison for involvement in, among other matters, a number of murders committed in the Philippines in 2003 and 2004," said a press statement of the court. The AJLPP National Coordinator Mario Santos today said: “The order of Dutch authorities at the behest of its US imperialist allies is a terrible blow to the cause of peace in the Philippines and fodder for the continuing war of terror against the Filipino people. The peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) have already been stalled for four years."
Choice in November - Nader v. Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dum (tags)
The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan.
Is It Time To Connect KPFK with Your Community? (tags)
There's a way to do it, and it's to join KPFK's Community Advisory Board. The KPFK Community Advisory Board is forming TONIGHT!
National Transport strike in the Philippines : A Success (tags)
Pesante-USA based in Los Angeles, California congratulates the striking Filipino jeepney drivers from the militant PISTON group in the Philippines Monday that crippled public transportation in some cities in Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON, United Organization of Drivers and Operators Nationwide) called the strike to demand the scrapping of the expanded value-added tax (E-VAT) on oil products and of the oil deregulation law.
Homeless No More (tags)
The laws criminalizing homelessness may have a subterranean purpose.
Have You Ever Seen Someone Near a Utility Pole? EPA Hasn't! (tags)
Help EPA See the Reality of Wood Preservative Exposure in Your Community
“Committed To Healing: Involuntary Commitment Procedures” : A Fraud (tags)
The law invites the ruling class, the government , the intelligence services, etc., to silence their adversaries while pretending to heal them.
US Media's 'Left Wing' Agenda and the Public's Knowledge of Climate Science (tags)
You've heard it many times. --The 'left wing' U.S. media is 'scare-mongering and alarmist' about climate change. They are frightening the people of the U.S. about the affects of global warming without having enough facts and research to back up their statements. -- The statements from researchers 'on the ground' ARE very alarming, no one can dispute that. Here are a few of the past year or so from separate, independent, long-term scientific studies. [Links to the report that these statements are ripped from are provided below.]
Aspartame Press Conference, Hawaii State Capital, May 1, 2008 (tags)
For all press and professionals in Honolulua, Bill Deagle, M.D. has come 6000 miles from Nova Scotia to discuss the aspartame issue at the Hawaii State Capital.
California Chemtrail Convergence - Sat May 17th! (tags)
LOOK UP IN THE SKIES PEOPLE! Contrails are normal. Chemtrails are NOT. Chemtrails are seen all over the world. Their impact on our health is considerable. Join us as experts speak out on the aerosol assault in Los Angeles.
Non-Profits, Privatization, and Capitalism (tags)
As soon as we begun organizing our workplace into a union— a drug and alcohol rehab center— the murky non-profit world proved to be an obstacle. When first approached, many of our coworkers asked the same question, “would a union even work at a non-profit”? And to this we normally answered, “why not?” – Although a better answer might have been, “Why do non-profit workers believe they should have less rights or pay than other workers?” And with this question you’ve opened a Pandora’s Box that leads down a series of questions and answers that reveal a lot about how modern society functions, especially the relationship between workers’ standard of living, non-profits, and the present state of the capitalist system itself. To help explain the gargantuan role that non-profits play in modern society, a book of essays about the subject -- cleverly named The Revolution Will Not be Funded-- was released by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. In its introduction chapter, the book explains how non-profits have evolved into organizations that divert political movements into dead ends, shape public opinion, and most relevant to this article, perform services previously done by the state.
5 Days Left to Stop the Bombs! (tags)
We are here to tell the DOE and the federal government that we don't want to spend more money on new nuclear weapons or the current popular term WMD or weapons of mass destruction.
ASVAB is Military's Stealth Recruiting Tool (tags)
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the military's most valuable recruiting asset. You can stop this predatory practice.
Heads-up warning to the American Peoples - Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent! (tags)
This heads-up wakeup call has embedded links for self-study so that the reader can affirm the truth or falsity of this warning and reach his or her own informed conclusions on the matter. The full url is http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/03/warningamerica-nuking-iran-imminent.html
Neocon Jonah Goldberg Praises David Mamet (tags)
How would you feel if that raving Neocon Jonah Goldberg praised you? Well, this is the position that lapsed liberal David Mamet, a knee jerk supporter of Israel, is in. Mamet endorsed a “Free Market” system and bashed NPR, as “National Palestinian Radio.” In a rant for the Village Voice he explains his conversion to Conservatism and underscores how government should “get out of the way.” Goldberg lionized him for rejecting “the pieties of the Left.”
Orange County: Candlelight Vigil Marking 4,000th Death (tags)
DAYS OF ELIJAH. Authenticated Non-Fiction. (tags)
Mendo Redwoods Corp plan for PL bankruptcy (tags)
Three chances for the public to voice their ideas, ask questions and present alternatives to the Mendocino Redwoods corporation's plans for logging on (Maxxam)/Pacific Lumber land following the PL bankruptcy..
Queer Democrats Hold Love-Fest for School Board Candidates (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly endorsed three candidates in local school board races in a love-fest meeting February 28 that contrasted dramatically with their previous one on January, a knock-down, drag-out debate between incumbent city attorney Mike Aguirre and two of his challengers (one of whom has since left the race). They also rated openly Gay Republican Carl DeMaio "unacceptable" as a candidate for the San Diego City Council.
ARNOLD SCREWS CALIFORNIA'S CHILDREN! (tags)
The very week the Education Week Quality Counts report gave California a D+ for school funding, the governor proposed budget cuts of $4.8 billion from public education over the next 18 months. Cuts of this size, which includes midyear and across-the-board cuts, can’t happen without suspending Proposition 98, the minimum school funding law.......................................... “The governor’s proposed budget is a giant step backwards for our students,” said CTA President David A. Sanchez. “It’s disappointing and ironic that in the proclaimed ‘year of education’ the governor is talking about cutting billions from our public schools and decimating our minimum funding law. Our students didn’t create this budget crisis and their education shouldn’t be ransomed to solve it.”................................. While it’s clear there are extraordinary budget challenges, it’s also clear that California voters believe our students and public schools should be a top priority. CTA will be closely monitoring the budget situation and will continue to provide updates and calls for action........................................ REJECT THE GOVERNOR'S STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL: http://capwiz.com/nea/ca/state/main/?state=CA ...................................TAKE ACTION: email your lawmaker! http://capwiz.com/nea/ca/state/main/?state=CA
New Santa Monica Law Would Make it Illegal for Homeless To Speak in City Downtown (tags)
City Seeks Vague Anti-Homeless Law as Pretext to Drive Homeless from its Downtown
Global Warming Contrarians Exposed - Must See Free Video (tags)
An extremely informative, in-depth account of four of the major global warming "confusionists" is available free-online.
U.S. Citizen Terrorist surveillance Program (tags)
The American public appears to be being hoodwinked into believing the Terrorist Surveillance program it is good for us and protects us from the terrorist. What it really does is takes away many of our constitutional rights guaranteed by our founding fathers
New Orleans: Defend Jamie ‘Bork’ Loughner (tags)
Jamie "Bork" Loughner, a housing activist, and disabled worker, who has relied on public housing for safe and affordable shelter, was arraigned on a politically inspired charge of possessing a false explosive device in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on January 29th, 2008.
OC Peace Coalition & Military Families Speak Out Presidents' Day Action--Nixon Library! (tags)
ORANGE COUNTY PEACE COALITION & MILITARY FAMILIES SPEAK OUT PRESIDENTS' DAY ACTION!
The FairTax Campaign Rocks the Boat! (tags)
Every day sees a new letter to the editor or web posting defining the 67,500 pages of income tax regulations, the effects of the current tax system on the “Made in America” label and the benefits of a fair, simple and transparent national tax system.
Caltrans says NO to hate (tags)
If anyone wants confirmative email headers on the email that I received and posted below, send me a request using a REAL email address and I'll forward a copy.
San Diego's Controversial City Attorney 'Speaks (tags)
To his supporters, San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre is an activist and truth-teller who'sone of the few local elected officials dealing seriously with the city's budget crises. To his opponents, ranging from the Right-wing San Diego Union-Tribune to the city employee unions, he's a loud-mouthed obstructionist who's dividing the city and costing it money. The controversy was on display January 24, when Aguirre and two of his election oppoennts debated at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club.
Villaraigosa and Huizar Renege on Promises to Protect the Southwest Museum (tags)
"Obviously, the Mayor and Council Member Huizar are together with the Autry. My personal opinion is that politics; money; and lobbying, that Autry pays very highly for, have trumped the will of the people of Highland Park and Northeast L.A." -- Nicole Possert, co-chair, Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition
No LNG Pipeline to CA in Our Name! (tags)
Residents of CA are welcome to comment on the proposed LNG tanker terminal in Coos Bay linking to the CA pipeline. This is a "not on our name" issue as the residents of Coos Bay, OR will bear the brunt of the risks from having a potentially explosive LNG terminal in their neighborhood, though all the natural gas will be exported into CA. Not to mention the international human rights violations and potential instability coming from extracting natural gas from countries like Bolivia, Algeria, etc..
Apolitical Direct Action Adopted by Potential Fascists (tags)
We Are Change pushes for The Burrito Project, a copy of Food Not Bombs. This is a threat to anarchism.
Power Of The IMC. (tags)
Benefits to citizen-journalists in 2008 election.
The Minuteman Highway (tags)
The Minutemen are “benevolently” giving back! So they think. According to LA Times’ Richard Marosi, the Minutemen were recently approved by the California Transportation Department to adopt a two mile stretch of the 5 Freeway near San Clemente, CA
Reviewing David Edwards and David Cromwell's Guardians of Power (tags)
A powerful critique of the dominant media
On the Anti-Democratic Character of Neoliberalism (tags)
Privatization, deregulation and cuts in social spending is the trinity of the free market, Naomi Klein explains. The consciou8s production of unemployment is anti-democratic. The conscious worsening of income- and assets distribution is anti-democratic.
Morgan Stanley Issues Full US Recession Alert (tags)
Morgan Stanley has issued a full recession alert for the US economy, warning of a sharp slowdown in business investments and a perfect storm for consumers as the housing slump spreads. Under the conservative definition, man is the servant of money. Long live alternative economics!
Building Bridges: Mass Evictions in New Orleans (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
Infoshop Opening Soon in Santa Barbara (tags)
A collective in Santa Barbara is currently working to open an infoshop in the city. We hope by February to open our doors to the public.
Signs of Cultural Declineand Glimmers of Hope (tags)
Trust in the administration of justice disappears - obviously for good reason. The temporary success of a citizen rebellion against selling off the city of Leipzig is a glimmer of hope.
The Gap and Black Friday (tags)
Building a New Global Movement The Observer's Dan McDougall described their garment shop as, "smeared with filth, corridors flooded with excrement from a flooded toilet." The workers recounted threats and beatings from management to keep their nimble fingers moving.
Blackwater's California Wildfire Relief Efforts Backfire With Local Residents (tags)
While hundreds of thousands of citizens were fleeing Southern California's wildfires in October, Blackwater USA was charging back in. While the fires still burned, executives from the private security firm personally delivered food and supplies to displaced residents and eventually set up temporary housing. But don't accuse Blackwater of taking advantage of the disaster for the purposes of self-promotion. The company insists that it is just a friendly corporate citizen.
State Street TAZ (Santa Barbara Reclaim the Streets!) (tags)
This article was written for The Bottom Line, a UCSB publication. It was the best coverage. Most media missed the point entirely.
Local: Habitat for Humanity Partners With OHA To Displace Oakland's Poor (tags)
Locals Struggle To Save 75 Families From Being Evicted From Their Public Housing Complex!
The Radiation Poisoning of America (tags)
(and the world)
"Capitalism and Freedom" Unmasked (tags)
The dark side of Milton Friedman's economics.
PalCo Bankruptcy Plan; Maxxam Sells Redwoods to Developers (tags)
At Pacific Lumber's Chapter 11 bankruptcy hearings, parent corporation Maxxam (Houston, TX headquarters) submits plan in Corpus Christi court to sell land for development to pay off their debt to creditors and continue logging with even less restrictions on their remaining land. CA residents are excluded from any decision making process in the bankruptcy proceedings.
Beyond the lies: How Pelosi or Reid can end the war now (tags)
Nancy Pelosi herself has the power to stop funding the occupation of Iraq; all she has to do is refuse to allow any more Iraq spending bills to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid has the same power.
Greenspan's Dark Legacy Unmasked (tags)
Alan Greenspan's true record of public disservice.
OC Superior Court Judge dismisses criminal case against Coyotl Tezcatlipoca (tags)
Judge throws out case because Costa Mesa’s city attorney never took an oath as a public prosecutor; civil rights case still pending.
Something Is Rotten: Israel (tags)
The cat is out of the bag...
Criminal Trial for Costa Mesa Activist (tags)
The charges of “disrupting” a city council proceeding stem from a free-for-all that broke out during a public comments session of the Jan. 3, 2006, Costa Mesa city council meeting after police, acting on Mayor Allan Mansoor’s orders to take an early recess, pulled Acosta away from the speaker’s podium and pushed him outside the council chambers before his three minute speaking limit had expired.
September 15th Rally Is Unnerving Bush-Cheney Gang (tags)
The Bush-Cheney Gang is shaken by the coming massive antiwar rally set for September 15th, in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 6, 2007, it disrupted the ANSWER Coalition’s promotion of that demonstration. A cop-on-horseback interrupted ANSWER’s press conference that day. Three activists were also arrested. Plus, the antiwar activist, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., was assaulted by six Capitol Hill cops on Sept. 10th.
Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries (tags)
The lists “show a bias toward evangelical popularism and Calvinism,” he said, and lacked materials from early church fathers, liberal theologians and major Protestant denominations.
Prominent Environmental Leader Goes To Trial in Free Speech Case (tags)
Rodney Coronado, well-known environmental, animal rights and Native American activist is facing charges brought by government prosecutors related to a public speech
911 General Strike Gaining Momentum (tags)
“No Work, No School, No Shopping – Hit the Streets” The 911 General Strike called by a coalition of antiwar, 911 Truth, and pro impeachment groups is gaining strength with gatherings scheduled across the country and rapidly expanding activity on the Internet, where the idea originated.
DHS to test comms strategy in TopOff 4 (tags)
As part of an exercise involving a simulated terrorism attack, the Homeland Security Department wants to gauge the extent to which the public would trust information DHS releases electronically. Like its predecessors, the fourth Top Officials (TopOff) exercise is intended to test the nation's readiness to deal with a large-scale terrorist attacks. This time, the exercise will test the department's public communications strategy.
A MODEST LABOR PROPOSAL (tags)
Noble Resolve and the Portland Presstitutes (tags)
Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, delivers a scathing review of the media/military misinformation in Portland's nuke exercises, Noble Resolve (just finished) and TOPOFF (coming soon). He concludes with details of the Oregon guerrilla media that did the job that mainstreamers shirked.
Go to Los Angeles Meeting Monday 8/20 Noon (tags)
Los Angeles Municipal Water District announced 18 Million Water drinking RatePayers from San Diego through most cities they serve in Greater Los Angees will get FLUORIDE 'Medicant' in water Oct 1 '07. PROTEST at PUBLIC Meeting Noon Oct. 20th Monday/ details:
$10,000 Penalty For Posters About Political Event ! (tags)
ANSWER Coalition, promoter of some of the largest. most successful Wash DC demonstrations, is threatened with $10,000 fines for posters promoting upcoming demos. This threatens ALL interests that may hope to gather peacefully to express grievances to officals and mainstream public.
Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization (tags)
Refusing to work out historical sins like colonialism, fascism and apartheid repeats the historical model of conquest, domination and exclusion. Kairos Europe is directed against a system and its structures. Its positive goal sets life and people in first place.
Scientists mobilizing to fight President Bush (tags)
More than 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, are mobilizing scientists and citizens alike to push for reforms that will protect our health, safety, and environment. The Scientific Integrity Program from the Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/
Tom Hayden is given the Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)
The New York Times book review has said; Hayden is "the single greatest figure of the 1960s student movement.”; Nicholas Lemann, national correspondent of The Atlantic has written "Tom Hayden changed America"; Forty years later he was described as "the conscience of the Senate" by the political columnist of the Sacramento Bee; When he retired in 2000 after eighteen years, including chairing the committees on higher education, labor and environment, he received the longest farewell of any legislator in memory, according to the Los Angeles Times; "His journey is our journey through the tumultuous and disillusioning decades, He is our Everyman, he is us." – Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Depleted Uranium Blasts to Increase Near SF/San Jose - Video News Clip (tags)
A recent news clip that discusses Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's permit application to blast 8,000 lbs of contaminants including Depleted Uranium near San Francisco/San Jose area. The SF Bay can be seen off into the distance on your left.
The Militarization and Annexation of North America (tags)
NAFTA on steroids enforced with an iron fist
Political Crisis in El Salvador (tags)
A political crisis of explosive proportion is looming this week in El Salvador. In an apparent Effort to decapitate the leadership of one wing of the social movement, Salvadoran national police detained and imprisoned leaders of the Association of Rural Communities for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES), a social organization which has worked since the 1980’s with over three hundred organized communities to advocate for their rights. Along with 10 community members, the leaders were placed in “preventative detention” for up to three months pending trial by special tribunal on charges of terrorism.
Jerusalem conference (tags)
To recommend withdrawl from West Bank
Privatization as a Threat (tags)
Privatization undermines the nature of the state, the state's reason to exist, and leads to the loss of identity and sovereignty. The state revenue side is weakened by privatizing profitable state expenses. Siegfried Bross is a judge on the German Constitutional Court.
Reinventing A War Criminal (tags)
Reinventing Tony Blair as a Trojan horse peacenik.
Los Angeles Moves to Forefront of National Impeachment Movement (tags)
Leaders of the Westside Greens, the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Greens, and the Santa Monica Democratic Club have established the Impeachment Center to provide a facility for phonebanking, letterwriting, and the distribution of lawn signs, bumper stickers and a full range of impeachment action items and related literature.
Don't Do It Paris. (tags)
Why building another transitional home for inmates will do nothing for society. But there is hope, for something else.
The Neoliberal Catechism (tags)
Turning away from the state causes old age poverty and endangers life and limb.. The consequences of privatization are faded out in the US and Germany.. Defining freedom as only entrepreneurial freedom and freedom of capital can be easily veiled.
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.
Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)
Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax
Blair bites the hand that feeds (tags)
He won't get his house paid for this way.
Wall Street Journal's Looking Glass World (tags)
Made in Washington street protests threaten Venezuela
Terrorism Defined (tags)
The real meaning of terrorism.
The Battle for Mass Transit in Los Angeles (tags)
Scenes and public commentary from the MTA's public hearing on the recent fare hike, as well as general commentary on the event and a discussion as to what prevents Los Angeles from creating the mass transit system it direly needs.
People's Network request for a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, MIWON (tags)
People's Network in Defense of Human Rights requests a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, and MIWON for statements blaming youth and anarchists for police violence.
CA cannabis prohibition 4 CDC prison profit$$ (tags)
CDC state prison officials reap profits from the incarceration of non-violent cannabis offenders and the exploitation of rural economies..
Review of End Times (tags)
The dismal state of the corporate print media.
Posada and US Government Found Guilty in Cuba (tags)
Luis Posada Carriles was declared guilty Tuesday of committing several crimes against Cuba and its people at a public trial held in Havana. The United States was also found responsible for having financed and supported his activities.
US Climate Science Reduced to a 'Pack o Lies' (tags)
by Don Beck "It seems more like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union than the United States" - Dr. James Hansen, NASA climatologist Keep the facts of global warming away from the American people.....they can't handle the truth. That is the message we are getting from this Administration who have placed political appointees to head key agencies in order to filter and even alter the scientific facts. In February, the leading climatologist at NASA, Dr. James Hansen testified to a congressional committee in a hearing looking into the Bush
jeb bush Joins the Tenet Gravy Train (tags)
l.a. city news service wire betrays lapd/miwon lie (tags)
city news service wire announcement of council task force public hearing yesterday still contains original lapd version "demonstrators responded by throwing..."
MIWON cover for LAPD mayday attack unresolved (tags)
MIWON maintains its refusal to publicly renounce its cover for LAPD mayday attack, enabling police commanders to escape accountability.
Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants (tags)
The mass public assault on the May 1st rally and a public raid on migrants at a shopping mall in Chicago shortly before May 1st mark a brutal and highly public escalation in the ruling class's war on migrants. Increased resistance like the upcoming May 17th march to MacArthur Park is exactly what the situation calls for.
The War on Free Expression (tags)
The struggle to save our First Amendment rights
Taxes and Finance Capital: Back to the Feudal State (tags)
Taxes are the corrective to the furious free market. They safeguard the public interest, redistribution, public functions and services..For the oligarchs, tax is a confiscation and tax officials are highway robbers.. Tax reductions for the rich are the direrct cause of the debility of community.
Naked Mexican!!!! (tags)
Mexicans strip en masse for U.S. artist
Frantic Lunge from Drowning Conservative (tags)
Howard’s latest glib contribution, ‘Australia Rising’, delivered at the Queensland Media Club today, is yet another attempt to claw back into favour and steal attention away from the Murdoch endorsed future Prime Minister, Kevin (I can suck harder than you) Rudd. Howard’s spin-doctors have been working overtime to no avail it would seem. Following the ridiculous and desperate attempts to steal the agenda with infantile attacks on US presidential candidates, the HIV positive and most recently Howard's very revealing and ‘removed’ call for divine intervention regarding the water crisis, the “Australia Rising” speech will no doubt be greeted by the public with all the disdain it deserves!
New US Postal Rates Undermine Small Publications (tags)
US Postal Service duplicity to subvert First Amendment freedom
Help the Bus Riders Keep Fares Low (tags)
The BRU is protesting the proposed MTA fare hikes. We're in the middle of a war for oil, and they want to cut back, discourage, and raise fares. The working class economy sucks, and they want to suck the money from our purses. How about they do the right thing, and get rid of the SUV subsidy? Protest!
Australian Leader – “underdog” (tags)
The Prime Minister of Australia claimed today that he would contest the forthcoming Federal election as the underdog – another tired (and familiar) Howard tactic! The failing politician failed to mention that it was he who created the situation with his inane, ill-considered comments ranging from his hysterical criticisms of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama, as the terrorist friendly candidate, to his astounding comments on HIV and immigration bans.
No flowers (tags)
The real scandal
SpiritHouse Launches campaign to end the image war against African American women (tags)
On the tails of the hurtful words of Don Imus, the Our Name is Our Own Campaign™ will target the systemic level of this habitual branding, and how it sabotages the work of social justice and obscures the vision for our common dreams. This grassroots campaign will be unveiled by Ruby Sales -- acclaimed civil rights activist, social critic, public theologian and history maker -- at the Lucy Florence Cultural Center located in Los Angeles, at 11am this morning. See below for press release.
Sleepless on Skid Row (tags)
Guilty of Being Homeless in America!?
Hillary Clinton backs public funding for federal (tags)
JEFFREY GOLD The Associated Press ELIZABETH, N.J. - Although her presidential fundraising efforts have been record-setting, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., on Monday backed public funding for federal candidates. www.YouTubePolitics.Org
Activist's 2007 Information Source (tags)
Seek & Yee Shall Find!
Why aren't the Bush daughters in Iraq? (tags)
The president's family has set an appallingly bad example for wartime sacrifice.
A Full Scale Invasion of Iran is the Only Option on the Table. (tags)
A full-scale invasion of Iran is the only possible option for several simple reasons.
Health Reform: Turning from the Solidarity Principle (tags)
Neoliberal economic and labor market policy, stagnating working income and continuing mass unemployment have withered the extent of employment paying into social security.. The next financing crisis of health insurance is pre-programmed.
OAKLAND CITY ATTORNEY SLAMS CRITICS OF LAWSUIT AGAINST OAKLAND HOUSING AUTHORITY (tags)
Critics of the recent lawsuit filed against the Oakland Housing Authority by the City of Oakland, are under attack from the City Attorney's office!
Homeless People Win --Jury Says “Not Guilty” at Trial: Activist Seeks Community Response (tags)
Homeless People Win --Jury Decides “Not Guilty” in Skid Row Activist's Criminal Trial. States the Homeless Activist "I haven't decided what I will do next; and I am interested in what suggestions people have. ”
Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Rally Update (tags)
Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Saturday demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division headquarters continue weekly:
Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Protest this Saturday (tags)
Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Meanwhile, this Saturday will see continuing demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division Headquartes:
Bush 2008 budget to brutalize humanity (tags)
Bush budget proposes to brutalize America!
Villaraigosa Shouted Down at Black History Event By L.A.'s Rising Homeless Protesters (tags)
LA CAN protest rocks "Black History Month" ceremony; in front of pop star Stevie Wonder, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa drowned out by angry homeless advocates protesting racist police attacks against homeless blacks downtown.
Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights (tags)
As both the law and Big Ag respond to consumer pressures for humane treatment of animals, agriculture representatives fear a slippery slope that could lead to an end of their business as they know it, adding a meaningful wrinkle to the debate between so-called new welfarists and abolitionists, who ought to be teaming up in a full-court press on the industry (keeping them on the defense) rather than wasting time and efforts criticizing each other.
Venezuela's RCTV Acts of Sedition (tags)
Hugo Chavez within the law acting against a flagrant media lawbreaker.
Bush shoots Lincoln (tags)
and will destroy the Republiban Party forever
Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)
Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.
BUSH'S NEW SCHEME FOR BLOCKING INQUIRY INTO HIS ROLE IN THE MAKING OF IRAQ DISASTER (tags)
The same men who brought you the Iraq Disaster are about to launch a military strike against Iran. The Iran Disaster will be of such massively incalculable proportions to which the Bush’s Iraq Disaster would seem like a small camp fire.
A Very American Coup (tags)
The office of President was not on the ballot in November. Yet it was around that time that a sitting president began to feel the power oozing out of the White House.
New Film Exposes evangelical Hypocrisy/ Bush War Crimes (tags)
Real Christians Don't Choose War
VIDEO: Veterans For Peace light 3,000 candles on Santa Monica beach (tags)
Uploaded is video from the Veterans for Peace New Year’s Eve installation in response to the 3,000th US military death in Iraq. 3,000 candles were lit for each death.
public blue (tags)
A movie and a brief talk about the situation in Osaka and hopefully showing some similarities in urbanism with the destruction of the south central farm
The CAFR Outrage (tags)
The CAFR Outrage - Qualify The Motive Over the last several decades, the public of the USA has griped about:
Come out with your hands up, Grover Trask! (tags)
Call for the arrest of several public officials, including the District Attorney of Riverside and two Superior Court judges for covering up/collusion in attempted murder.
Unqualified Slogans: “Win” and “Way Forward” (tags)
As America faces the most calamitous military misadventure in its history, the administration offers unqualified slogans rather than detailed plans to remedy the horror it created in Iraq. The American mass media is now buzzing with the sound of nothing meaningful. The Bush administration has resorted to contextually meaningless slogans in its efforts to dupe an increasingly sceptical public. The latest inane slogans saturating the airwaves are “win” and “way forward”. Only adolescents and the daft invest meaning in unqualified slogans – shall we test the latest two slogans and attempt to determine the ruse behind the deception?
Are cops trained to lie to the media and cover up police crimes and dirt? (tags)
Read this article written by a cop for Police Public Relations and you answer the question? The answer is pretty obvious!
The Welfare State and Democracy (tags)
The German presidential cabinets following the Mueller government cut the basic social rights of employees and unemployed at a breakneck speed and dismantled the welfare state and democracy.
Dope dealing feds???? (tags)
What a novel way to recruit peole to kill Arabs? Offer them coke, and fake the results on their tests.
Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)
Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.
Mourning for Pinochet-US establishment shows its affinity for fascism (tags)
Mourning for Pinochet-US establishment shows its affinity for fascism
Cops have a double standard on releasing information (tags)
Isn't it great the cops have a double standard about releasing information about criminals. One standard for the general public and the world "NO" when it comes to releasing information about criminal cops - Chandler Police Department would not release basic public information, such as Forward's date of hire, his job title or his salary. The department routinely releases information on suspects who are not police officers without notice.
BTL:Will the Bush Administration Bow to Public Pressure on Iraq War Policy? (tags)
Interview with Rahul Mahajan, journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris
More than 1,000 officials snared in FBI corruption probes (tags)
More than 1,000 government employees, including hundreds of police officers, have been convicted over the last two years in FBI corruption cases against crooked public officials,
The End of the Bush Dynasty (tags)
How George Bush hastened the demise of the Bush family political dynasty.
The Coup d’Etat in Mexico (tags)
As a New Regime Prepares to Seize Control December 1, Promising a New Wave of Repression, the Antidote Is Being Born from Below
Information Control: The Disempowerment of America (tags)
“Information is power and whoever controls the information has the power.” This simple axiom applies today more than ever in America – with an addition to it. Whoever controls information access has the power to control the direction of our country, especially since the media are the most pervasive and omnipresent purveyors of information in the U.S. // © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved
U.S. military chiefs borrowing tactics from Vietnam playbook (tags)
The tactics, an influx of military advisers and a speeded-up handover to indigenous forces followed by a gradual U.S. withdrawal, resemble those in place as the U.S. effort in Vietnam reached its end. (Looks like we are going to cut and run like we did in Vietnam - The sooner the better)
John Howard: “Horrified” Australian War Criminal (tags)
John Howard, lackey Prime Minister of Australia and member of the coalition of willing criminals, today stated that he is “horrified“ at the loss of life in Iraq. In view of the fact that Howard, Bush and Blair are DIRECTLY responsible for the illegal invasion and the hundreds of thousands of subsequent deaths in Iraq, we are horrified that these men have avoided prosecution to date!
Scientists fret over missing grey whales (tags)
Scientists fret over missing grey whales
Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska (tags)
Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska
Inverted Values (tags)
An Australian corporate director who FAILED to perform was recently relieved of his position; he nevertheless was able to walk with a $30 million severance package. This case is not uncommon, directors who fail to perform ensure they win regardless of other factors. Public companies are milk cows for these unscrupulous types.
Brazilian Republic, 117 years; alienation or development? (tags)
Benjamin Franklin in his "A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of Paper Currency" (1729) he demonstrated for his contemporaries and the posterity that a state is ridicule to take loaned money, having been he himself charged to print pounds at Philadelphia.
Barack (Osama) Obama unmasked: Another G.E. Bush-Clinton stooge (tags)
It can now be reported that the new US Media pet Barack Obama Democrat Illinois has amassed a 21 million dollar slush fund. The money is tied to Texas Tejas Security, a major backer of the Bush family. Barack Osama Obama is also tied to a Chicago Washington Based law firm Skadden Arps. What makes this scandalous is...
Liberation News Voter Recommendations (tags)
While the system is stacked against working people and the poor through rampant electoral fraud and the corrupt corporate buying and selling of candidates to the American people, Liberation News suggests people vote as one part of a broader struggle for change.
Bombs Explode at Mexico City’s TRIFE, PRI and Scotia bank (tags)
Bombs Explode at Mexico City’s TRIFE, PRI and Scotia bank
LA Greens Endorsements for Nov. 7 Ballot (tags)
The Los Angeles Greens endorsed Proposition 89 (Clean Money) and Proposition 87 (Oil Tax to Fund Alternative Energy) . Here is the full list of our recommendations for November 7, 2006:
THE GREAT GOLD HEIST (tags)
Government Grants For Women 888 384 9608 24hrs (tags)
Programs That Offer Government Assistance To Women
Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters (tags)
Massive Gentrification Projects To Displace The Poor Are Taking Place In Oakland, California!
New Expose´of ExxonMobil, "Out of Balance" Released (tags)
Joe Public Films releases new documentary, "Out of Balance" about ExxonMobil
Navy officer tapped to head LA schools (tags)
Navy officer with no experience tapped to head LA schools
THEOCRACY WATCH (tags)
CHURCH IS WAR.
Bush & Public-deception on Number of Iraqi's Killed since His 2003 Invasion (tags)
OFFICIAL PUBLIC DECEPTION & COVERUP BY BUSH: THE HUMAN COST OF PUBLIC DECEPTION UNDER BUSH-CHEYNEY ADMINISTRATION. PENTAGON QUICKLY CONTRADICTS BUSH's PUBLIC CLAIM.
Alexander Declares War Against Liberty Quarry (tags)
Today Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, is recruiting Californians statewide to stop the plans to open one of the largest open surface mines in the United States. Alexander says this is a war to stop Granite Construction and Liberty Quarry, to save lives, to protect our environment and our future.
"Do I Make You Horny for Habeas Corpus." (tags)
As much fun as it is watching sexual hypocrisy in the Republican controlled Congress and what looks to be a criminal cover-up of said sexual hypocrisy within the ranks of the Republican Party leadership in Congress the real scandal is not the consensual e-mail communications between two sexually adult individuals, and what we will probably later find out to be actual underage sexual hookups between representative Foley (R)- Florida and some more than willing teenagers
Humboldt State Budget Cuts, Suspicion other schools affected, call to action / for allies (tags)
Humboldt State Budget Cuts, Suspicion other schools affected, call to action / for allies
Long Beach Public LIbrary Trashes Collection (tags)
FCC Destroys Report (tags)
FCC Destroyed Report Favorable to Local Television Ownership Groups Fighting Against Media Consolidation React to News
Code Name "Northwoods" (tags)
What was conceived with Northwoods was nothing but blatant state terrorism perpetrated by a superpower supposedly spreading freedom, democracy and human rights worldwide.. Truth is the first victim before and in every war.
Stewart Alexander Addresses Health Care Reform (tags)
The U.S. has the largest and most expensive health care system in the world and the current system is on the verge of collapse; maybe not in 2006, however it will collapse. Today there are many signs that the system is already unraveling. Many companies are scaling back the health care coverage they offer employees; due to the lack of affordability millions of Americans are uninsured, the high cost will cause many U.S. corporations to close doors, and the future cost of health care coverage will force many local governments and public agencies into bankruptcy.
Political Corruption in Israel (tags)
HAD HAMLET been a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, he might now declare: "Something is rotten in the State of Israel!"
FERC under GW Bush regime contributes to genocide (tags)
Recent GW Bush/Cheney regime influenced FERC decision to relicense Klamath River dams contributes to the genocide of indigenous nations (Yurok, Hupa, Karuk) living along the Klamath River ecosystem.
Versailles launches the “Marie-Antoinette package” (tags)
Corporate America's uncashed check: slave labor (tags)
Corporate America's uncashed check: disgorging the ill-gotten gains of slave labor:
Chevron Fights Proposition 89 (tags)
Big Oil has begun funding the effort to prevent public financing of political campaigns in California.
The Importance of Civil Disobedience in Post-Katrina New Orleans (tags)
Citizens of New Orleans are taking it upon themselves to enforce the right of return with everyday acts of civil disobedience. Public housing residents in particular are fighting back. HUD is attempting to shutter all of public housing in New Orleans, but residents have forced the reopening of Iberville Housing Development, and have attempted reoccupation of two other developments.
IMPERIALISM 101 - THE US ADDICTION TO WAR, MAYHEM AND MADNESS - PART I (tags)
THE US HISTORICAL PURSUIT OF GLOBAL DOMINANCE
Alan Dershowitz's Sinister Scheme: Paradigm? What Paradigm? (tags)
Dershowitz's claim that civil liberties require new government powers is eye-catching and remarkable for its initial appearance of absurdity. But tiresomely enough, he never resolves the apparent absurdity. There is no reconciliation of civil liberties with the kind of measures Dershowitz proposes. We can accept Dershowitz's defence of freedom, or his advocacy of new and rather sinister government powers. But we cannot accept both. One of these angles is there for appearance, one for content. It does not take much analysis to work out which is which.
Air Force Secretary Suggests Testing Weapons on the American Public (tags)
As if things could not get any scarier in Washington among members of the Bush regime and their plans to “make us safer”, the Associated Press reports that Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne stated Tuesday, September 12, that weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on Americans in crowd-control situations before being deployed on the battlefield. Such weapons are being designed to not only disable people, but also to disable tanks and other weapons by “zapping” and destroying their electronic gear.
Report/review of 9/11 Press for Truth (tags)
by Carol Brouillet
UPDATE to RED ALERT 9/11/06 (NASA, Ft. Monroe and Houston) (tags)
With time running out on a Bush Administration that is itching for more war in the Middle East and more political control at home, a former Army intelligence and public affairs officer has a vital question for all Americans: Are this week's Al Qaeda news and secretive, suspicious government terror drills a set up for a new 9/11 5th anniversary attack, code-named 9/11-V?
Bush demands congressional rubber-stamp for police-state powers (tags)
In the fourth of a series of speeches aimed at fueling public fears of terrorism to boost his administration’s failing political standing, President Bush appeared before an audience of right-wing policy experts in Atlanta, Georgia Thursday. The speech was focused on the demand that Congress move quickly to legalize the program of warrantless wiretapping of Americans, the existence of which was revealed late last year.
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.
Report Back: FCC Public Hearing on Media Ownership (tags)
LOS ANGELES, August 31, 2006 - A public hearing with two of the five commissioners of the FCC was held Thursday this past week on the USC campus.
The Muslim Public Affairs Committee is useless (tags)
The MPAC is useless. It can't even begin to imitate what The AIPAC does.
Bad Solutions to Health Care Problem (tags)
The topic of just what is Big Insurance is too often left out of Health Care debates.
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.
TWO Battles of Baghdad (tags)
A former Army officer describes the realities of Bush League unreality on the topic of the Battle of Baghdad, just admitted yesterday by Ambassador Khalilzad -- but having happened three years ago. Welcome to Orwell 101.
Nestle corporation & McCloud's aquifer agua theft (tags)
Water bottling giant Nestle corporation is pressuring McCloud residents to read two thick volumes of EIR before public comment period ends. Risks to aquifer and ecosystem following massive water withdrawal by Nestle are long term, more time needed to review EIR..
GMO Disease Epidemics: (14) Mad Cow Disease?? (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 14th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with the possibility that Mad Cow Disease resulted primarily from genetically-engineered cattle feed.
GMO Disease Epidemics: (13) Toxic Oil Syndrome (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 13th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with Toxic Oil Syndrome which afflicted Spain in 1981, involving one of today's big 4 GM crops -- canola (oilseed rape).
The US media and the London terror scare (tags)
Since August 10, when British authorities arrested two dozen individuals in connection with an alleged plot to blow up a number of airplanes over the Atlantic Ocean, the American mass media has worked ceaselessly to create a climate of fear.
GMO Disease Epidemics: (10) Bt-cotton Fiber Disease (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 10th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with an almost science-fiction affliction -- Bt-cotton Fiber Disease.
Campaigning about 9/11 (tags)
Overwhelming evidence condemns the U.S. Government as the Perpetrator of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. We must conduct the vital work of Public Information Campaigning to educate & politically activate the duped Public concerning the real terrorists.
What is political correctness? (tags)
What is political correctness, where did it come from, and why is it so influential at universities? It is the object of widespread ridicule, usually a very powerful weapon, so why doesn't it go away?
RED ALERT CALLED IN OAXACA (tags)
In these moments, - via radio broadcasts from the brave Oaxacan women who peacefully occupied the Channel 9 TV station last tuesday - APPO calls for a RED ALERT in order to reinforce all current blocking of local, state and federal government buildings and Channel 9 amidst the threat of intense police activity in the states capitol.
COMMENTS ON HELEN CALDICOTT'S NEW BOOK NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT THE ANSWER (tags)
A POWERFUL INDICTMENT OF COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER AND WHY ITS USE MUST END.
500 Women Take Over TV Station in Bloodless Coup Against State/Corporate Media (tags)
author: The women of Oaxaca Rock!
L.A. City Council limits Free Speech (repost) (tags)
L.A. City Council To Abide By 'Rules Of Decorum' People addressing the Los Angeles City Council will have to speak their mind without using profanity, being too loud or making offensive comments, according to "rules of decorum" approved Tuesday.
LA City Council flushs First Amendment down the toilet (tags)
Ratcheting up restraints on public comment, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved new rules of ''decorum'' designed to squelch offensive and disruptive behavior at council meetings, ranging from foul language and racial slurs to singing, whistling, foot-stamping and other boisterous conduct.
Poor and Elderly Die in California Heat Wave (tags)
The deaths during California's recent heat wave were due to market forces not natural causes
GMO Disease Epidemics: (4) GM-Insulin (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 4th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing with GM-INSULIN. (see the 2nd, "Hepatitis B Vaccine", for a rundown of the extreme dangers of genetically engineered medicine)
Medea Benjamin Disrupts Iraqi PM Speech (tags)
Medea broke into a chant saying: "Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now! Listen to the Iraqis!"
GMO Disease Epidemics: (2) Hepatitis B Vaccine (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused many disease epidemics-- documented but unpublicized. Note that GE medicine has been totally ignored by environmentalists and anti-GMO campaigners. Read and take heed -- it may save your health or life.
Cops get out of ALL photo radar tickets issued (tags)
Scottsdale Police made a deal with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety in January to ignore their own speed violations snapped by the city’s pilot Loop 101 photo enforcement system
CALL FOR GLOBAL ACTIONS AGAINST IMF/WORLD BANK, SEPTEMBER 14-20 (tags)
Mobilization for Global Justice (MGJ) has endorsed the following call, written and distributed by Jubilee South, a coalition of social movements throughout the Global South who are resisting illegitimate debts and IMF/World Bank policies. The statement calls on people worldwide to take action in their own communities against the IMF/World Bank the week of September 14-20, while the institutions meet in Singapore.
Stem CellDebate In Senate This Week (tags)
the gop abortion industry....
Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela (tags)
Support for the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela continues to grow, including in Los Angeles where grassroots communities gathered June 24 for a public event on Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela.
Public Forum on the Southwest Museum (article and transcript) (tags)
On July 1st, The Southwest Museum closed. The Autry National Center, which owns it, claims the future of the museum is secure, while Friends of the Southwest Museum is concerned about the lack of a concrete plan and whether or not relocating parts of the museum to Griffith Park is necessarily the best scenario. The lack of a tangible plan as well as a claimed scarcity of public input has fueled suspicion by the Coalition as to the owner’s true motive.
A.N.S.W.E.R. Public Forum on Palestine: Behind the Crisis in Gaza (tags)
This Friday night, join the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition to discuss the crisis in Palestine caused by the recent Israeli invasion of Gaza.
The time doesn't stop - of the need of a commitment with the education. (tags)
about the need to understand that the education is the only exit to the countries if they develop
NDF calls for peace talks resumption (tags)
The prospect for the resumption of the peace negotiations in the Philippines remains bright despite the all-out attack of the Arroyo regime against the NPA and the MILF. Pesante-USA.AJLPP reprints the news article on the armed conflict that besets the county. Amid the government’s all-out offensive against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), the National Democratic Front (NDF) pushed yesterday for the resumption of peace talks with the government.
Utah's tops DUI cop busted after he crashes his cop car while drunk! (tags)
hmmm... when a cop gets drunk and drives it cuz of stress and he should be forgiven, but the rest of us dont get that special treatment. Also the cops didnt report his accident of driving to the media until it was leaked by an unknown person. They claimed they wanted to complete the interneal investigation first. Wouldn't it be nice if the cops didnt report arresting normal people to the media until the investigation and trial of the person was completed
DIRTY SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE (tags)
HOW THE US FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ABUSED THE PUBLIC SINCE INCEPTION
DIRTY SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE (tags)
AN ACCOUNT OF HOW THE US FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ABUSED THE PUBLIC SINCE INCEPTION
Supporters of "Everyman's" Beach Club to Rally on Sand Against Neighbor Lawsuit (tags)
Wealthy neigbors have filed a lawsuit to try to stop Santa Monica from opening a public beach club near two exclusive private clubs. Outraged community members have organized a rally on the sand in Santa Monica Environmental, beach access and historic preservation groups have come out in support of the project and the public's right to use the beach and public coastal property.
Final vote expected today on involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 (tags)
Invoking an obscure senate rule Monday, California Senate Appropriations Chair Kevin Murray bumped involuntary psychiatric treatment bill AB 2357 to the Senate Floor, scuttling public input and fast-tracking the bill to its final vote today. Ardently opposed by a coalition of consumers, survivors, ex-patients and allies, the bill seeks to extend "Laura's Law", the state's soon-to-sunset outpatient commitment law.
Wow!!! A special type of arrest and on the spot plea bargin for gov employees (tags)
Wow!!!! A special type of arrest and on the spot plea bargin that allows government employees guilty of crimes to get a slap on the wrist with out being arrested or charged with a crime
Crucial vote for drug safety next week: Take Action, send a letter to your rep (tags)
Consumers and doctors aren't getting the full story about the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. Please support this drug safety bill which would require that all drug safety study data, for drugs sold in CA, be made available to the public. Right now we are NOT getting all of the information! People can not make informed decisions without all of the info.!
Break the Neoliberal Hegemony! (tags)
This call to a new LEFT party in Germany could give hope to all who yearn for social justice and structural/systemic corrections. While corporate profits and assets incomes set new records, wages, unemployment benefits and pensions are cut.
My letter to the Mayor about the farm (tags)
The city of Los Angeles has a solemn legal and moral responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents. That responsibility demands the city's immediate intervention on behalf of the South Central Farm.
Detained Philippine solon questions' judge's decision to pursue rebellion raps (tags)
MANILA--The lawyers of Anakpawis (Toiling Masses) Congressman Crispin Beltran have asked Presiding Judge Encarnacion Jaja Moya of the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 146 to reconsider her earlier Commitment Order, asserting that this "short and sweeping order...dismissed the fundamental issues [raised by the Prosecution] and [resulted] to serious injustice and far-reaching implications to the life and liberty of a 73-year old sickly legislator".
Farmers Say Talks Are On With Developer (tags)
From the Farmers Press Release:
SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS: Media Advisory (tags)
Denver ruling lets City regulate assault weapons, handguns (tags)
Denver ruling lets City regulate assault weapons, handguns
Failed Solidarity: The ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT in Haiti (tags)
The most prominent international labor organizations active in Haiti, the ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT, working to support and strengthen labor unions that agitated for the ousting of Haiti’s democratically elected government, have simultaneously refused to condemn the massive layoffs and persecution of public sector workers and trade unionists committed by its illegally-imposed successor.
Cindy Sheehan and Marcy Winograd Rally for Progressive Candidates Against War (tags)
Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan and Reverend Lennox Yearwood of Louisiana join 36th District Progressive Candidate Marcy Winograd for an Out of Iraq Rally and Winograd for Congress launch party in Mar Vista Park just east of Venice. QT video total running time 4:06. Video produced by The G Living Network (http://gliving.tv). Music courtesy of Mike Lenert / Lettuce Prey (http://www.ltprey.com).
Yes on 81& 82, Sarah Knop for School Superintendent (tags)
June 6 is election day and your vote is definitely needed for Yes on 81 and 82 and for Sarah Knopp for School Superintendent. All 3 races effectively involve education, crucial to the future of any society.
Delgadillo’s Problems May be Much Bigger Than Deceiving the Public (tags)
LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2006 -- Making multiple false claims to the public about his past and committing perjury in 2001 about his qualification on an application for his present job may just be the tip of a huge iceberg for the LAPD-endorsed Delgadillo.
South Central Farm v. California Attorney General Primary Election (tags)
LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2006 – Contrary to common view, the ongoing SOUTH CENTRAL FARM issue and next Tuesday’s primary election for Attorney General are far more related than most citizens see.
More Bad News for Delgadillo, LAPD's Choice for State's Top Cop (tags)
LAPD's front man, Rocktard Delgadillo hasn’t had any good news lately. First, it was news of his fraudulent claims to a non-existent professional football career and then last week news that he committed perjury in 2001. It just got worse today.
When Liberal Non-Profits Exploit: LA Workers Are Fighting For Their Rights (tags)
Los Angeles, California--In 2002, the Fund for Public Interest Research (FFPIR) closed one of its LA offices. Management gave no reason for the abrupt closure, but employees alleged in an LA Weekly article that the office had been shut down because they filed a petition to organize a union.
In April of 2006, the Fund closed another city office, almost a year after workers successfully won their own union election through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). That time management told employees it was because of a failure to hire new administration officials, but union members say the company refused to negotiate and even retaliated against them with hiring freezes and bogus terminations.
Now there is one organized office remaining in LA, and it’s struggling to exist amid an eight month hiring freeze and claims that the company is outsourcing work and defrauding employees.
Los Angeles Sentinel Endorses Paparian for Congress in 29th (tags)
The largest and oldest black-owned newspaper on the west coast has endorsed a Green for Congress in the San Gabriel Valley, giving the nod to former Pasadena Mayor Bill Paparian over the Democrat incumbent.
BREAKING NEWS: Candidate for State Attorney General Position Committed Perjury (tags)
LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2006 – According to newly discovered public records, Rockard John Delgadillo, the candidate running for California Attorney General against Jerry Brown in June 6, 2006 primary election committed felony perjury six years ago when he falsely certified himself to be a qualified candidate for the job of City Attorney for Los Angeles.
Mad Profits (tags)
The new typoe described by the sociologist Christopher Lasch in his book "The Blind Elite" is unscrupulously fixated on economic calculation.. He cannot feel a sense of responsibliity for the community of a city, region or country.
Silent Coup D'etat in Los Angeles - Part II (tags)
Los Angeles Taxpayer's Lawsuit Targets Main Source of Corruption in LAPD: Illegal Payoffs to Los Angeles Judges. A recently filed lawsuit by a taxpayer aims at exposing illegal payments received by Los Angeles County judges from public coffers. Public records show that since 1998 LA County Judges have quietly taken around one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000.00) on top of their state salaries out of public coffers. State law prohibits such practice.
New Orleans: Who Stole Fortier High School? (tags)
How does a historically black high school get turned into predominantly white elite charter school? Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans is a symbol of everything wrong in New Orleans today.
DAY OF OUT(R)AGE AGAINST TELCOS—MAY 24TH (tags)
SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TV—SUPPORT INTERNET ‘NET NEUTRALITY’—AND STOP THE PHONE COMPANIES’ “TECHNOLOGY REDLING” OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES! Wednesday May 24th—Protests planned at phone company offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities to expose efforts by the phone companies to push legislation that could end the Internet as we know it, increase the digital-divide through redlining—and destroy Public Access TV! For more information, or to organize action in your town, go to www.saveaccess.org —or email Info@saveaccess.org
Director of Project Censored To Speak at 9/11 Truth Education/Strategy Conference (tags)
Peter Phillips, an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University and the distinguished Director of Project Censored, will be a featured presenter during a weekend of exposition and strategy aimed at challenging the official version of the 9-11 attacks, and raising public awareness of their full scope.
COMMENTS ON DAVID SIROTA'S NEW BOOK - HOSTILE TAKEOVER (tags)
Sirota shows how corporate cash corrupts government at all levels
What Alex Jones-- Promoter of the 9/11 "Truth" Event in LA-- Said About Mexican (tags)
The scenes you will witness on the streets of America over the next few days do not illustrate a 'new civil rights movement' but an invading army of militant foreigners bankrolled and supported by predominantly white rich Neo-Cons and Neo-Libs who are using the different Mexican race groups as a vice to crush the sleeping American middle class.
18 Days Left to Save The South Central Farm (tags)
There are only 18 days left to fundraise for the Purchase of the South Central Farm. If the money is not raised Horrowitz has already gotten the court order to begin eviction as soon as this purchase option fails. He has more interest in having fail because he stands to make up to 25 million dollars if he sells the land to other developers.
EZLN announces new red alert (tags)
As of the afternoon of May 3, Subcommandante Marcos of the EZLN (National Zapatista Army of Liberation) announced during a public act in Mexico City a new red alert and closure of Zapatista caracoles and suspension of activities of La Otra Campaña, which has now become a struggle to support the people of Texcoco, who for the past two days have been experiencing severe government repression.
Garotinho receives supports to the hunger strike against the persecutions and lies that tr (tags)
Garotinho receives supports to the hunger strike against the persecutions and lies that try to make impracticable its candidacy.
Muslim Americans to join May 1st immigration marches nationwide (tags)
Upload in two parts is a phone interview with Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council
Excessive Profits Via the Bush Administration (tags)
Remember the Enron scandal? It seems small, now, doesn't it? Billions being bilked from California (and stashed in off-shore accounts) through a bogus energy crisis that we later were privy to emails and tapped phone conversations of. It was so unbelievable at the time.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER - THE CORPORATE CONTROL OF SOCIETY AND HUMAN LIFE (tags)
HOW PREDATORY GIANT CORPORATIONS DESTROY SOCIETY AND PEOPLE
Mass Evictions From Oakland's Public Housing (tags)
Fraud And Corruption At The Oakland Housing Authority Results In Mass Evictions!
THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND SECURES OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the Farm.
A Wave of Red Hits the News (tags)
In China, propaganda dominates the airwaves and the publications, freedom is not a cherished idea, and dissent automatically leads to incarceration or death. The media is just another arm of one of the most oppressive governments in the world. In America, we watch our rights to free speech and to a responsible media system dwindle. We aren't as bad as China yet, but we certainly aren't the democracy we used to be. It's time to take action through more grassroots media work and through enacting legislative reforms for mainstream media. // Copyright 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved
Tax Deductible Donation to Save the South Central Farm (tags)
We are still under threat of eviction if we don't raise some of the money to help purchase the farm away from Horrorwitz.
The Contradictions are our Hope (tags)
Multilateral trade agreements-like the WTO-are not per se something good, especially when they only codify the rules of the rich. Until trade policy changes, massive changes of social hierarchies of power are necessary Th WTO is undemocratic and unjust.
Intravenous Vitamin C Cure Story Censored by Corporate & Alternative Media (tags)
Recent revelations show that intravenous vitamin C can achieve blood concentrations capable of killing cancer cells. However this is not picked up by the media because pharmaceutical advertising is the primary source of income for television and newspapers.
Community Response to Mr. Zine (tags)
Community response to the "Angelino of Retribution"
This Monday: Farmers Day in Court (tags)
Monday 17th, 2006 @ 8:30 in the morning in Superior Court Dept. 1.
Water as a Commodity (tags)
The rage of the residents of Soweto is directed against the installed meters.. The first mammoth prepaid water project started in 1992 under Margaret hatcher.. The water suppliers cynically described this as "self-disconnect."
CNN Fears 911 Truth - Cancels Ed Asner's Appearance (tags)
author: someone Infowars received an email from author and publisher Sander Hicks this afternoon indicating that the interview with Ed Asner scheduled for this evening on Showbiz Tonight has been cancelled. Hicks, a published author on the 9/11 cover-up as well as a Green Party senatorial candidate in New York was slated to appear with Asner on the program to discuss 9/11. Infowars confirmed with sources at CNN the segment was cancelled because another guest who had agreed to appear as an opposition voice to Hicks and Asner refused to participate the interview at the last moment. The CNN source further indicated that the opposition guest was none other than a former member of the Keene 9/11 whitewash Commission.
WAR MAKING 101 - A USER'S MANUAL (tags)
HOW THE US IS MOVING FROM A REPUBLIC TO TYRANNY
Fast Food Media (tags)
The new paradox of journalism is that more and more publications cover fewer and fewer stories.. Idealists have lost and accountants have won.
MEDIA ALERT: DISAPPEARING GENOCIDE (tags)
The media beat the drums for th Balkans war, esp with the word :'Genocide' However,'lately this word is disappearing from their writings on the NATO war. The real target of Western 'intelligence' was not Iraq, but the British and American public - the goal was to frighten and deceive us to support a war fought for elite interests. It was to persuade us to send our troops to kill and die for profits. It was to persuade us to ignore clear warnings that, in all likelihood, we would be subject to terrorist reprisals. Such risks were clearly deemed a small price to pay for the prize that mattered - control of Iraqi oil and enhanced influence in the region and beyond.
OC Register fixes polls (tags)
OC Register misreports its own polling results.
MP3 Audio: South Central Farmers address City Council. (tags)
L.A. Drug Overdose Prevention Summit Held (tags)
L.A.'s Director of Public Health announces plans to begin county-wide drug overdose prevention program to address local crisis
The Tax State in the Globalization Trap (tags)
The middle class cannot do what corporations do..German corporations pay little corporation tax; their share amounts to 2.6% of all taxes. For decades, they even received more subsidies than the profit taxes paid in Germany. Corporate enrichment in the US leads to state deficits and social cuts.
Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm (tags)
Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm
Nature of Good and Evil - Christ vs Antichrist (tags)
An actual audio recording of the Son of Man outlining the very real war senario of Christ vs. Antichrist.
The South Central Farmers Push, and City Hall Budges (tags)
City Council proves fallow, but the Mayor's office has initiated negotiations to save South Central Farm. The Farmers still have a long row to hoe--they need to raise $7.35M to save the Farm.
Diebold Whistleblower Facing Charges (tags)
An open letter to Bruce McPherson and the citizens of the United States
South Central Farmers to Present Documentary on Their Struggle (tags)
Members of the South Central Farmers will present a 10-min documentary on thier struggle for land rights and food security at the Santa Monica Green Party office: 2809 Pico in Santa Monica (on the #7 Big Blue Bus Line)
Gore VIdal and Scott Ritter (tags)
Former weapons inspector Scott Ritter will join legendary writer-radical reformer Gore Vidal in LA on March 4.
Screening on Infoshop Culture (tags)
Out of Boulder Colorado, this is a pretty detailed and thoughtfull documentary looking into different infoshops around the country. Screening at Betalevel on Monday Feb. 27th at 7:30
Memorandum 2005: Alternative Economic Policy (tags)
In Germany and the US, the corporation is often stylized as the suffering servant. The market is made sacrosanct; all problems are defined as interferencs with the market. Profits soar and investments fall. Corporations pay increasingly less tax.
Florida's ecosystem, civil rights under attack (tags)
Florida's ecosystems, human and civil rights all coming under attack by corporate influenced development. Some ideas for local communities in FL to regain their health, land and dignity from profit hungry corporations.
URGENT- ACT NOW 4 BIG MOUNTAIN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES (tags)
Stop S. 1003, "The Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act Amendments of 2005"
Cognitive Dissonance and the New Amerikan Reich (tags)
Is mass cognitive dissonance leading to the creation of a prison planet ruled by barbarians the like of which this world has never known before?
Plan to Restore Streetcars in Angelino Heights (tags)
"More than 27 other cities across our country have installed similar trolley lines. It's about time that Los Angeles catches up." -- Bruce Lash, president Angelino Heights Trolley Line, Inc.
Pro-Migrant Activists Turn the Tables (tags)
Costa Mesan residents hit their anti-migrant counci member in his pocketbook
Saving the Bay of La Paz & Gulf of California (tags)
This is a brief summary of our groups efforts & progress towards saving, preserving and restoring the Bay of La Paz & Gulf of California, the most bio-diverse body of water on earth.
Trump Seeks Widdow's Home Demolished (tags)
Donald Trump Wants Vera Cooking's Home Demolished To Make Room For Limousines To Turn Around Easily; Atlantic City Wants Him To Get His Way
LET IT BE KNOWN - Propagandized stupider than the fates will allow (tags)
Let it be known, that the senior management national news reducers of CBC and CNN, know full well, they would rather watch American Soldiers die as the thieving bad guys, than to defend God's America by reporting that the demon enemy George W. Bush, and his business partner General Ahmad, committed the terrorist acts of 9/11, along with Rumsfeld, Rice, Cheney, and Myers.
Updated Evidence on "A Flaw in The Fabric of Society." (tags)
First, The God News = My Television Show, "The Preacherman Show" is scheduled to be back on Television in The County of Los Angeles, California on Channel 24 in The Hollywood, CA on "COMCAST CABLE" http://preacherman.cjb.net
URGENT ACTION (tags)
Call to phone CSPAN and demand that they reverse last-minute decision to not broadcast Feb 4 protests.
LA City Council to Minutemen: Go Home! (tags)
In a stinging denunciation, the L.A. City Council goes on record against the Minutemen and Save Our State, but ices out the farmers.
Illuminati Part 1 (tags)
Who really controls your life? You? hahahaha funny answer!
Cops even violate the civil rights of fellow cops! (tags)
Hell the NYPD pigs even violate the civil rights of their fellow cops when they spy on them!
News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/1/06) (tags)
NORTHCOM prepares for possible bird flu pandemic.
Control of the electromagnetic spectrum in its entirety means YOU (tags)
so, tell us la, how does it feel to be such puppets???
A Canadian Soldier's Life Held in Contempt - The Verdict (tags)
A Canadian Soldier's Life Held in Contempt - The Verdict
Catastrophe as Blueprint (tags)
"The majority of the electorate is now living outside the cities. The people there don't want to spend one cent for the cities. This rejection of all public spirit arose through America's suburbanization."
Allegations of abuse dismissed in Guadalajara: reluctance to investigate human rights viol (tags)
Reports received by Amnesty International indicate that the men and women detained were subjected to serious human rights violations, including torture and ill treatment, by members of the different police units, in particular while they were being held at the Jalisco State Public Security Office Dirección General de Seguridad del Estado de Jalisco and the State Public Prosecutor’s Office Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) in Guadalajara. It has come to Amnesty International’s knowledge that several detainees were coerced, beaten or threatened into making confessions or giving the names of those suspected of having carried out acts of violence.
ampb report #70 (tags)
An update on the micro-power and pirate radio scene.
A Wizard's defense on behalf of our Humanity - Last Call (tags)
These are the only motions than were filed on behalf of Johnny Wizard's defense on behalf of our Humanity. A man arrested for threatening the continuing existence of the lawless demon anti-Christ, Our Mr. bush Jnr.
its 1984 (tags)
internationals against video surveillance (tags)
an international grouping sponsors an international day against video surveillance.
Letter of complaint filed against Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)
The following "letter of complaint" was delivered during the public comments section of the Tuesday, January 17, 2006 meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council. It was filed on behalf of the Tonantzin Collective.
DEPLETED URANIUM - A HIDDEN LOOMING WORLDWIDE CALAMITY (tags)
The hidden threat to all planetary life from US use of depleted uranium weapons in 4 wars
CM Mayor Puts Choke-hold On First Amendment During Immigration Crackdown (tags)
Mayor Allan Mansoor of Costa Mesa lets lets Minuteman followers have there say, but cuts off immigrant rights activists.
Protest Costa Mesa City Council 1/17 (tags)
Against the Neoliberal "Modernization" of the Labor Market (tags)
he predicted employment effects of the neoliberal strategy do not go beyond expanding low-wage sectors and under-employment.
MacLaren Hall & L.A. County's Child Abuse (tags)
MacLaren Hall was a child abuse institution, run by L.A. County, that was closed in 2003. At this point, thousands of us live with adult trauma from severe child abuse in MacLaren Hall, at the hands of L.A. County as children and we want an apology, a public hearing and restitution.
Download Recall Arnold Petitions Online Now! (tags)
Recall Arnold Petitions
Christ's Recorded Statement to America (tags)
Impeach the Liar-in-Chief (tags)
Our Founding Fathers would not have approved of Bush concerning his honesty or his abuse of the powers of his office.
Wrong Doers Versus Whistleblowers: How Patriots Act (tags)
Remorse and religion is the standard of those representatives pleading guilty to government bribes and lies. Courage and conviction is the standard of American whistleblowers, Sibel Edmonds and Bunnatine Greenhouse. Is there a Patriot Act that can protect whistleblowers and reflect the standards of how patriots are free to act?
END TO END EVIL: The Real Abramoff Story (tags)
Filling in the blanks left by the mainstream media.
Canada's Johnny Wizard VS. the demon antiChrist Our Mr. bush Jr. (tags)
Synopsis: I had been writing critically of the Bush Administration, when, the Secret Service top secretly requested I be arrested quietly for threatening the life of George W. Bush.
MON 12/19 & TUES 12/20: Stanley Tookie Williams' Public Viewing & Memorial (tags)
There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel A.M.E. located at 7900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. The service will be open to the public, but seating is limited. Overflow viewing will take place outside of the church on jumbotron screens.
This is About Much More Than Just NSA Domestic Spying (tags)
This administration is attempting to establish totalitarian control, and has proved that it is not to be trusted with the Constitution. Impeachable offenses are being committed.
EPA Leaves No Immune System Behind (tags)
EPA Proposes Rule to Use Children for Human Experiments
BTL:Congress Does Little as Energy Company's Record Profits Prompt Calls for... (tags)
...Investigations of Disaster Profiteering ~ Interview with Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's energy program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
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.
BTL:In Growing Numbers, Public Opposes Iraq War, While... (tags)
...Most Congressional Democrats Play It "Safe" ~ Interview with David MacMichael, former CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV. (tags)
House Subcommittee on Commerce hears legislation that could severely damage local community access TV. Community media advocates call for intensification, in the coming weeks, of efforts to defeat this legislation.
Cashier 2 tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting (tags)
A simple analysis of the origins and operation of the Cashier 2 (tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting) in capitalist countries
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/17/05) (tags)
Foreign buying of US assets rises to record
Sheep Dreams and Kitten Memes (tags)
The revolution is now. The revolution is all the time. Welcome to the revolution.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/4/05) (tags)
Palestinians hit by sonic boom air raids.
Volunteer to Recall Schwarzenegger! (tags)
18 year old Marine from Pasadena Killed in iraq (tags)
Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18, of Pasadena, Calif., died Oct. 9 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.
AB 405- STOP HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AT K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS (tags)
TEACHERS & KIDS ARE NOT LAB RATS!
Katrina's Silver Lining (tags)
The costs for the American public, in higher energy costs, higher food bills, economic recession and a burst housing bubble, are the just deserts of decades of self-centered voting habits.
Corrupt Canadian Elections (tags)
This is how the NWO Globalists have been able to put their people into key government positions
Media Alert (tags)
Media Attention on Education initiative. SAT/ACT Prep program in search of volunteer tutors, mentors & more
Keep Poseidon Corporation out of our public ocean! (tags)
The Poseidon Corporation, a multi-national water privatization company, wants to build a desal plant in Huntington Beach, but it isn't needed, will add to pollution and will give multi-national corporations a new foothold on the California coast under internatiional treaties.
Protest the Annual World Bank and IMF meetings::Call for Direct Action::Sept. 23-25, 2005 (tags)
Join us and the millions around the world dedicated to a world where development, security, and democracy are no longer tools of rhetoric employed by the World Bank, the IMF, and the U.S. government but are realities in the lives of all. Come to Washington DC September 23-25th for a weekend of spirited action to shake the pillars of empire!
Police "get the message" (tags)
Police "get the message" via audio spotlight technology
Danny DeVito for Governor: Dump the Evil Twin (tags)
The evidence is overwhelming. Not only has the Evil Twin caused great harm in his first political role, there’s no forecasting the disaster if he gets to star in the sequel. If the voters are committed to having an actor as their governor, they should at least have the right to the performance of a good actor. Californians should dump Schwarzenegger and elect Danny DeVito, as Governor of California. He’s smarter, better looking, and we can understand (and believe) what he says.
Self-Help Graphics Update (tags)
Update on the Self-Help Graphic story. 200 attend mass meeting in Highland Park to find a way to open the doors of Self-Help again. following materials and photo come from Chicano artist Harry Gamboa. See art for change web log for more details on story: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog
URGENT ACTION ALERT: Military Out Of Our Communities! (tags)
Please take a few minutes to make two or three phone calls.
DoD Directive 1334.1, "Wearing of the Uniform", 05/17/2004 (tags)
I was not aware that the US Navy authorized wearing of uniform to a public demonstration.
Update on Self-Help Graphics protests & mass meetings (tags)
the following was pulled from Mark Vallen's weblog, an artist who has been covering that story and more....... www.art-for-a-change.com/blog
Garden Grove Police Lt. Mike Handfield sends me a message about Theresa Dang (tags)
After ignoring me for days, the Garden Grove Police Department had now decided they wanted to talk. Wanna bet something printed in The Los Angeles Times over the weekend spurred their newfound interest in communicating with me?
Public Safety Negligence in California (tags)
Public safety negligence by Governor of California. Now victims of mudslide can sue him for deliberately mismanagemnt!
Public outrage against SMC Board of Trustees (tags)
Uploaded is an MP3 file of public comments to The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees meeting of June 6, 2005
Another Racist Protest (tags)
SOS Plans to host another rally of hate.
Pasadna's Historic Raymond Theatre - Notice of Public Hearing on June 6, 2005 (tags)
Please Help Support Preservation of Pasadena's Hisotoric Raymond Theatre!
Unfair Sentencing (tags)
Clark County Public Defender Phil Kohn, seen in his office in May 2004, says he has noticed a trend in which illegal immigrants are getting prison time when probation usually is warranted.
"Kill Them All" (SPARK movie and public meeting) (tags)
SPARK movie and public meeting at UCLA.
OC Public Defender (tags)
The OC PubDef is good. Damn good! RE: Garden Grove incident - contact Lewis Clapp, Head of Court - Central Division in Santa Ana
Wed. 5/25: Thousands of Teachers, Parents, Students Rally to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: The Los Angeles rally is timed to coincide with another huge rally at the Capitol in Sacramento protests Governor Schwazenegger's broken promises tp to schools, his attacks on working people and his special election petition campaign that would waste $80 millon. There will be a special tribute to labor leader Miguel Contreras, who past away earlier this month. WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (6th and Olive St.)
Wednes. May 25: LA Mass Mobilization to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education. WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)
Chief Bratton Endangers Public Safety! May 11th, 2005 (tags)
MAY 11th, 2005 http://www.wallywood.org CHIEF BRATTON ENDANGERS PUBLIC SAFETY! May 11th, 2005 http://www.expage.com/may2005 De-Generate Latino Women and White Women Neighborhood Watch Members abuse power! Neighborhood Watch Members abuse power! http://www.expage.com/may2005 For all News Casters... Real NEWS! 5-5-05 ------------------------------------------- iraq,war,bomb,bomber,suicide,LAPD,crooks,neighborhood,watch,commies,CIA,FBI,LADA West,Hollywood,Wallywood,Bratton,Mafia,Gay,Pride,Blue,Wall,of,Silence,ATD,LASD,K Credit for this wonderful information is Given to: Mary Ann Stratton Elenor White Liza@gangstalking.ca (all these women are brave, intelligent, great people!). http://www.multistalkervictims.org http://www.gangstalking.ca http://www.stopcovertwar.com http://www.raven1.net http://www.expage.com/may2005 http://www.wallywood.org http://www.controlledamerica.itgo.com/custom2.html http://www.controlledamerica.itgo.com/custom2.html http://www.wallytribe.com http://www.controlledamerica.itgo.com/favorite_links.html (Posted by victim of horror and abuse, "Walter Tribe" on 5-4-2005.). H.R. 2977 / H.R. 3616 H.R. 2977 Oct. 2, 2001 We would like to thank Mr. Dennis Kucinich a Representative from Ohio who submitted the H.R. 2977 Preservation of Space bill into the House of Representatives on Oct. 2, 2001. This was a short lived bill but one of the most exciting disclosure projects of Government information. In the definition part of this bill as stated below there were true disclosure of directed energy like extremely low frequency electromagnetic energy (which has been used as a mind control tool) and words like mind control and psychotronics. When all of us victims saw this bill for the first time we cried and laughed for joy since we realized that our pain and suffering would soon come to an end. That our torture would finally stop. It was sent to the Armed Services Committee and several other committees where all of those disclosure words in definition section were omitted. We were saddened by this, but the bill H.R. 3616 is still standing for what the first one stood for which was to stop weaponization of space. We will support this bill and Kucinich for being so brave to stand up against such a super power Govt. for he is the only Congressman who has ever had nerve enough to expose the truth about mind control weapons and we will always support him.
GOVERNMENT LEGAL ACTION OVER WEBSITE (tags)
Australian Government Welfare Agency, Centrelink, caught out falsifying documents & withholding vital evidence in Court Cases - Documented proof on website same Government Department wants SHUT DOWN Threatened with Legal Action For Offesive Website Against The Commonwealth
Climate Change! We Must Intervene! (tags)
Can we take climate change activism beyond uptopian demands into the realm of meaningful strategy? The climate change battle is largely being fought-and currently lost!-in the media.
Artist Gets Creative with Fundraising (tags)
Cuts in funding for the Arts and almost non-existent resources for individual artists in the United States, has lead Santa Monica based artist/painter Barbara Kolo to seek alternative methods. The artist has opened an online store with Cafepress to help sponsor her invitation to the 2005 Florence Biennale (Biennale Internazionale Dell”Arte Contemporanea) this December in Italy.
Hell on wheels: pocket bikes face new regs in LA (tags)
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department praised Councilman Dennis Zine as his motion regulating the sale of mini motorcycles - commonly known as “pocket bikes” - gained the final approval of the city council.
Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, April 15th (tags)
Arlene Inouye, Coordinator of the Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools (CAMS) and Robert Acosta, an Iraq War Veteran (2003) with Operation Truth, will deliver a presentation about the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and mobilize the public against the aggressive and deceptive tactics military recruiters use in our public school system to get working-class youth to join the U.S. armed forces.
Gender Connections event (tags)
Gender PAC will be holding a Gender Connections event in Los Angeles
Women's Exhibit: Convergence (tags)
Silverlake, CA, - Studio Gallery Presents a Women’s Art Showcase: “Convergence Of”: exhibition opening on Saturday, April 23, 2005. There will be an opening night reception on Saturday the 23rd from 4pm-10pm. It will be free of charge and open to the public.
ARNOLD ALERT!!! March 22, Irvine!!!!! (tags)
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Regency Hotel, Irvine, CA 5:00 p.m. Arnold Schwarzenegger Fund Raiser!
Operation Gladioamerican (tags)
Now the enemy brazenly slashes into the herd to drive them for harvest. Arm yourself because self defense is a human right and it looks like the wait will not be long before a school, theater or public gathering is muckered. Don't rely upon the police or military for self protection.
Media Monopoly and Lies by Fox News (tags)
A broad overview of media bias and racism focusing on a recent broadcast by Fox 29 News (Philadelphia) implicating the MOVE Organization in a 2002 murder.
City Departments Plotted to Paralyze the Venice Neighborhood Council (tags)
Leaders of the Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council (GRVNC) have learned, through the release of public records, that several Los Angeles city departments were secretly monitoring their activities. Ultimately, members of a working group within the city government succeeded in overturning the neighborhood council’s election and rendering the GRVNC unable to function.
Recent Transgender Crime Cases Spark Outrage (tags)
Transgender crime is among the most violent. Bias toward transgenders continue with the way the crimes are reported.
San Diego Indy Media Blocked by Public Library (tags)
Just noted today, that computer software for blocking certain sites in the San Diego Public Library system (via the 15 minute computers, at least) have blocked out at least two well-known Leftist websites.
Ledge Sit and Hunger Strike in DC Government Building Needs Support (tags)
Help Support DC fight for shelter. A homeless activist is currently doing a hunger strike while sitting on a 5-story ledge in the Wilson Building (city hall and mayor's offices), until there is shelter in SW DC. Join the fight
Your Photograph Can Kill You (tags)
The third article in a series detailing extermination plans under the Bush administration
"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 . . .
RepubliCONS take Big, Stinkin', Nasty crAP on our Voting Rights (tags)
Will the Democrats break out the toilet paper? Many Average citizens out here in unofficial America have a Bounty of evidence to expose and clean up the stench. This defecation was done in plain public view, and recorded in the public record. Since voting is the Right which secures all other Rights and confers legitimacy on the ultimate 'Commons' Our Representative Government-this bowel movement was ejected on the Public Square, so charge of public indecency needs to be included on the arrest warrant. Or will the Flies-in the form of diversionary news stories eat the PooP before we can break the Scoop?
HOW KPFT STEALS MONEY (tags)
I guess compared to their nemesis Haliburton, KPFT are just small time crooks. This is how the scheme works. KPFT radio and Pacifica radio network use deceptive advertising and a confidential donor list to create symbiotic business relationships, like Jay Lee, his employer, and Microsoft. They do and do not accept contributions from for-profit entities.
Dashing Mayor to the Rescue (tags)
San Francisco hotel workers strike heading in the wrong direction as millionaire mayor gets involved
Rhine Capitalism, Anglo-Saxon Capitalism and Redistribution (tags)
Anglo-Saxon capitalism is an unbridled capi-talism whose profit logic overrules all social and environmental interests. Rhine capitali-sm has a social net so workers are not redu-ced to cost factors. "The Cold War against the social state leaves..another republic."
L.A. Too Confidential: Hahn and Stuckey in a Sticky Situation (tags)
Animal advocates continue to protest Los Angeles Mayor Hahn's appointment of Guerdon H. Stuckey as the General Manager of Animal Services and the city's lack of commitment to the no-kill animal shelter goal.
Going Backwards: Prohibition and the Degeneration of Integrity (tags)
Even from the days of the Chinese Opium Wars, man has fought and died for essential drugs. Yet in the 21st century, we see our schools, media and criminal justice system deployed against its own people in a blind but furious opposition to reason and sanity.
Rumsfeld at Magic Castle (tags)
Word on the street is that this will be an occasion for actions, demonstrations, and protests! Donald H. Rumsfeld and the Magic Castle are pleased to invite you to an evening of illusions at the venerable Academy of Magic Arts for a once in a lifetime performance. Following will be a press conference.
The October Surprise (tags)
When the Organizing Committee of the October Surprise went fishing in the Arroyo this summer, we weren't sure what we'd find - so we asked for everything.
benefit for MOVEON.ORG (tags)
benefit for moveon.org at the salvation theater with art, music & poetry
Beating about the Bush (tags)
If party politics is the art of lying (and it is), then for the ordinary person political conventions are to be avoided at all costs. If these were judged by the standards of that other massager of the truth, advertising, then every one would be sued for being misleading.
9/7: Today, U.S. Reach 1,000 Military Deaths in Iraq! (tags)
By: Iraq Watch - Peace No War Network September 7, 2004
Petition to Rock Fabric of Evangelical Hypocrisy (tags)
Petition to U.S. Congress Eliminates Religious Institutions from Tax Exempt Status - All Religious Texts Promoting Criminal Activity Must be Purged From Public Worship Handbooks.
Back to back direct actions for Cascadia's forests! (tags)
This week forest defenders across Cascadia united to expose the link between the politicans and corporations that profit from the destruction of US public lands. On Tuesday, 40 Cascadians occupied US Senator Ron Wyden's office. The following day, a protester dressed as a spotted owl locked to a 250 pound stump while others rallied, shutting down Umpqua Bank's flagship branch for several hours.
Both Umpqua Bank and Senator Wyden greenwash their images, depicting themselves as environmentally friendly while supporting and profiting from the destruction of Oregon's native forests. Senator Wyden presents himself as a green politican, and yet of all US politicans he is the fifth highest recipient of campaign contributions from the timber industry. Meanwhile, he sponsors earth-destroying legislation with eco-friendly names like the "Healthy Forest Restoration Act."
Similarly, Umpqua Bank markets itself as a new, hip, eco-conscious bank. In reality "StUmpqua" Bank is run by the dinosaurs of Oregon's ancient forest logging industry. With the past two days of forest actions, local activists are gearing up for the upcoming Earth First! Direct Action Rendezvous in Southwest Oregon the final weekend in August, near the massive Biscuit logging project. The National Earth First! Rendezvous will be held in Oregon in Summer 2005.
VIDEO: Office takeover; Bank lockdown
PHOTOS: Office takeover; Bank lockdown
BACKGROUND AND NEWS: Cascadia RiSiNG! Eco-Defense Infosite | Native Forest Council | Portland Indymedia Forest Page | Cascadia Forest Defenders |
PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION - FIRST LA MEETING, SAT 8/21, 2 PM (tags)
PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION FIRST PUBLIC MEETING IN LA This Sat, 8/21, 2 pm So Cal Library for Social Studies & Research 6120 S. Vermont, L.A. 90044
Veteran gets rude welcome on Bainbridge (tags)
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ART EXHIBIT (tags)
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A retrospective exhibition encompassing thirty years of socially conscious artworks.
The Liberal Case Against Gay Marriage (tags)
It is commonly thought that the issue of gay marriage pits secular liberals against religious conservatives. While this understanding is accurate up to a point, it is also seriously misleading. The most stubborn and intransigent opponents in the conflict are both in their way sectarian.
Huge Book Sale, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Saturday, July 10th @ 2pm (tags)
On Saturday, July 10, 2004, the Unitarian Church of Orange County will open its doors to the general public and offer several thousand used books for sale at below market value! Most books will be priced between 25 cents and 5 dollars.
Buck Fush Neighborhood Vigils Connect With Public (tags)
Saturday's Buck Fush Mass Street Vigils distribute loads of truth to a public starved for facts by the corporate controlled media...
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Mobilize the vote (tags)
Bush lies ‘coming and going,’ CBTU leader charges
Activists Report on Afghanistan, Iraq (tags)
Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin questioned the ongoing war in Iraq, and KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar spoke of the how commercial news media neglects to report on the suffering of the people of Afghanistan in a May 27th forum.
Inflatable George W Bushes in time for elections (tags)
NEW 5 FOOT INFLATABLE GEORGE W. BUSH PUNCHING DOLLS, MAKE ASTOUNDING APPEARANCES ACROSS AMERICA! San Francisco CA.- May 11, 2004 - Just in time for the elections, controversial new George W. Bush Punching Dolls (Bop Bags) have been flooding the streets of America.
Part 1- May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)
Los Angeles- Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.
May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)
Los Angeles- May 1,2004 Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.
Watch Out for the Shia Republicans (tags)
Shia Republicans believe that public education is part of an anti-Christian conspiracy and that God chose President Bush to prepare our nation for the apocalyptic showdown with Islam.
The Carter Center, OAS and the Recall Referendum in Venezuela (tags)
Solidarity with Venezuela
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.
We strongly doubt that building democracy in Iraq will rally America (tags)
In our annual forecast we stated that the election was Bush's to lose, and he is making an outstanding attempt to lose it. Why? Because he has needlessly adopted a two-tier policy: a complex and nearly hidden strategic plan and a superficial public presentation.
AskQuestions.org Questions U.S. Tax Policies: Who Really Pays Taxes in America? (tags)
April 15, 2004 (Berkeley, CA) -- Recent news articles about skyrocketing tax fraud and corporate tax dodging have prompted a high level of public concern about the overall fairness and effectiveness of our current tax system. AskQuestions.org – an online news site that addresses issues raised by public demand – released a report today on "Who Really Pays Taxes in America?”
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!
Depleted Uranium - Mystery in Transport (tags)
The United States military does not want civilian populations to know how and when depleted uranium (DU) munitions are being shipped through their communities for fear of “unnecessary public concern about the radiation risks associated with DU munitions.” Normally this type of shipment would be labeled with both Department of Transportation (DOT) “Radioactive” and “Explosive” placards. Branches of the U.S. military, however, have a special Department of Transportation exemption, DOT-E 9649, which allows them to ship DU munitions without the “Radioactive” placard.1 The exemption must be renewed every few years by the DOT and the Military Traffic Management Command.2
FOX ORDERS 4 DEAD (tags)
That is four more dead troops in the bank for Persia. FOX NEWS CHANNEL lied as they paraphrased BIGADIER GENERAL MARK KIMETTE who will be dishonorably discharged from the military or I will deliver him personaly to the world court along with HENRY KISSINGER.
Protest Planned Tomorrow vs. Westminster School Board anti-transgender motion (tags)
Westminster, Orange County, teachers union and members of the Transgender Community plan to protest a School Board Plan to defy State policy protecting transgender and transsexual students.
El Sereno Say Yes To Open Space (tags)
Last night LA 32 Neighborhood Council voted to send a resolution to City Council regarding the deveopment of Elephant Hill (located off Collis St. in El Sereno). Here is an update from community organizer Elva Yanez.
Riverside: The Dangerous Times Free Film Series Continiues... (tags)
UNCOVERED: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War Thursday, March 18, 6:30 PM La Sierra Public Library, 4600 La Sierra Ave., Riverside
"What Part of *Over the Rainbow* Do You NOT Understand?" (tags)
Mr. Kerry, who HAS been put to the challenge, but will not commit his own Democratic Party to a principled, honorable platform on the side of human needs, progress for the future and most plainly-Truth.This constrains and weakens the Party's reach. What can we People then expect him to do for America as a whole? It is our necessity to turn away from the insanity of illegal, unilateral, agressive wars against undefined enemies from poor countries.
Haiti, Is That One of the Tahitian Islands? (tags)
The Yuppie Silence
Charles Lewis in LA Friday (tags)
Charles Lewis, author of "The Buying of the President 2004" and Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity will speak with Arianna Huffington Friday March 5 in Los Angeles, to benefit KPFK radio.
Grey Tuesday - Download It (tags)
Today is Grey Tuesday when a coalition of websites will offer downloads of Jay-Z's Gray Album, a remix of his Black Album with the Beatle's White Album.
smallDems strategY? Combatative or Creative, Tough Fight Against to Dominate or Fair Fight (tags)
for what IS Right to Nurture..., Kucinich, an honest Friend By, For and Of regular, common working folks, has consistently,steadfastly presented a necessary vision which has inspired an understanding, and burdgeoning realization that his clear plans entail specific actions for Peace, Progress & Prosperity reminding to renew and Reclaim COMMON SENSE of COMMON PEOPLE,COMMON DREAMS, Aspirations motivating UNCOMMON ENERGY TO IN-COMMUNITY CREATE A COMMON DESTINY TO ACHIEVE THIS COMMON GOAL FOR OUR ENTANGLED COMMON FUTURE, by restoring our True Historical standing of Egalitarianism, beacon for Oppurtunity and the happiness of to pursue Life and liberty in a healing Rennaissance Epoch of caring,sharing and courageous daring for sustainable policies from a transparent Sunshine Goverment promoting the Public Interest to advance Domestic wellBEing.
Inglewood: Huge March Backs Grocery Strikers (tags)
Inglewood, CA - Twenty thousand people demonstrated here, Jan. 31 in a powerful display of solidarity with the striking, locked-out United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) grocery workers. Trade unionists - including strikers and their families, longshoremen, public workers and Teamsters - along with community supporters marched on Safeway-owned Vons market.
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Iraq's New War: Blackmarket Bloodshed and Corporate Intrigue (tags)
Who has been targeting Iraq's police and military? The likely culprits are, mysteriously, not even being mentioned as a possibility by Bush or the media
Marc Debbaudt - Candidate for Superior Court Judge Office 95 (tags)
As a voter in Los Angeles County, I’ve seen little information on those running for the more local elective offices. No one to whom I’ve spoken has any idea who the candidates are for judge or what they stand for. Mr. Debbaudt is running in response to his belief that the incumbent, Judge Oki, failed in his duty to public safety.
"Kucitizens" Take Their Message to the Freeway Overpasses (tags)
In Los Angeles and accross the Nation, many tens-of-thousands of people saw Kucinich banners hanging on overpasses and in public places on Saturday February 7th. Kucinich volunteers took to the overpasses and other public places to get out Kucinich's message. When asked about reasons they are out on the street supporting Kucinich, volunteers refer to Kucinich's plan to get out of Iraq in 90 days, support of single-payer health care and spending more money on domestic needs rather than on military along with other important issues.
Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS (tags)
Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS
Daniel Ellsberg on VIETNAM - IRAQ (tags)
Leak against this war US and British officials must expose their leaders' lies about Iraq - as I did over Vietnam Daniel Ellsberg Tuesday January 27, 2004
Producer says OK, copy his new Iraq war film (tags)
Filmmaker Robert Greenwald says that he will allow his movie "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" to be copied by the general public.
LAPD wants to ban ski masks from demonstrators’ wardrobes (tags)
911 a picture of truth in Action (tags)
This is truth in Action!
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."
Calif Voting Systems Panel Public Hearing - Sacramento, Jan 15th! (tags)
This is an important meeting to attend if you possibly can! An audit of installed Diebold hardware, firmware and software produced ZERO fully certified installations when reviewing random systems over 17 counties.
EAT MEAT AND DIE (tags)
MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! EAT MORE BURGERS! MAD COW DISEASE! EAT MORE BURGERS! MAD COW DISEASE!
Bush-Linked Company Handled Security For WTC and Dulles Airport (tags)
Oh. And here's one about Marvin Bush ( Yup, there's a Marvin Bush), and his ties to WTC and Dulles airport security. Again, credit the author. Hey Hollywood! Why haven't you been exposing them? ( By the way, the mobster mentioned in Hopsickers blueprint of Jeb Bush and Florida terror training, drug smuggling flight school associated with Jeb and "company", Alvin Molvik, is also providing Michael Jackson with his attorneys for his present case... By the way? Have you read anything about the CIA's and Saudis involvement in child-kidnapping, slavery, pedophile ring? Plenty of info available, including data from Center For Missing And Exploited Children. Anyway, again, credit the discoverers and investigators.
The New America- Darth VAder or Frankenstein's Monster? ( Part 2 Of 2) (tags)
Using unusual personal experience and studied general observation to denote the horrific transformation of America, via mass-conditioning, pop-culture media programming, the military, and of course the legislature and police to train and harvest the slaves to serve the New World Mafia's black market profits and control.
Collective sentences passed in Sweden. Nixon Nuñez excommunicated by law (tags)
Collective sentences passed in Sweden. Nixon NuNez excommunicated by law
Decisive weakness of Right-wing: Lack of public, open forums for dialogue (tags)
The hype and manipulation of emotionally-potent over-simplifications by reformers on each wing is quite similar, except for one thing: The Right-wing persists in categorically not allowing forums for open-ended dialogue.
Is Bush a bigger liar than Clinton? (tags)
George W. Bush and his sleazy gang have but one guiding principle that dominates all they do. They use public power and influence for private gain and will do just about anything to keep the power in order to keep the gain.
Coventry City Pub tour pictures (tags)
This link Article is about Coventry City social, leisure and Business Missions operating from a watercycling base camp area of the city called paradise, using a novel waterbike to help network and promote community internets.
America's Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt (tags)
America is going to hell! After WWII, it began to be slowly taken over by wily intriguers, wearing pin stripe suits. These grasping men (some were women, too) have been using primarily our federal government, the U.S. Congress, the CIA, NSA, the IMF, the mass media, corporations, banking facilities and our foreign policy, to make us more foes around the globe, while serving their own greedy ends. In the process, these schemers have grown extremely powerful at the expense of the Republic. They rarely choose to hold any office and prefer to operate from behind the scenes. I call them, “The Wire Pullers” (See Jonathan Kwitny’s “Endless Enemies” for some examples of how this exploitation works.)
A Chickenhawk ThanksgivingIn Baghdad (tags)
But important, if unasked, questions linger about a president who foregoes both taste and honesty in his advancement of his agenda ö questions of integrity, character and ethics. They might be aptly summed up in a riposte posed to another Republican nearly five decades ago, Senator Joseph McCarthy, during his final days on Capitol Hill: "Finally, sir, have you no shame?"
Gun Laws do Not Reduce Criminal Violence According to New Study (tags)
Fire Arms in the possession of Free Citizens are a threat to Tyrants and Criminals only. Gun Control is nothing more than a Stalking Horse for disarming the American Public to make them easier to subdue.
LA COUNTY APPROVES REPARATIONS FRO WHITES NOT BLACKS (tags)
Los Angeles Count Baord of supervisors apporved agenda item 48 which moves to gain support from President Bush and others to pay reparations to German Jews. Some citizens found this tio be racist and unfair to blacks seeking reparations and acknowledgement of the Black Holocaust.
JFK, 9-11, and the REAL America: Tying It All Together (tags)
An organic reconsideration of US history and major "conspiracy theories" of the past 40 years, including those pertaining to the 9-11 attack, and how they shed light on America's present drift into fascism.
The great Coventry watercycling pub tour (tags)
The great great great watercycling pub tour start and end at the public house called the Adam and Eve with photoes of pubs visited
Public disclosure - govenment agency says "no global warming problem" (tags)
Public Disclosure - National Weather Service(NWS), report by Senior Hydrologist with NWS shows clear trends for earlier snowmelt runoff, increasing average dewpoints & air temperatures... 100 years of high quality streamflow runoff and temperature records.
THE SEVEN VARIETIES OF GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES (tags)
The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties. Few cultures have allowed their general population access to weapons, the tools of power, to the same degree as the United States. Instead, most societies have restricted the keeping and bearing of arms to a select few power brokers and their agents, often resulting in oppression on a grand scale.
Montana's Alternative to Energy Deregulation (tags)
Montana's Democrats are seeking either a rural electric cooperative or public power group to buy NorthWestern Energy, the supplier/distributor of electricity and natural gas to more than 300,000 customers (after Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings are finalized).
GAPATISTAS RIDE AGAIN: We'd Rather Wear Nothing Than Wear Gap!!! (tags)
Please join us for the Hollywood premiere of our GAPATISTA ROAD SHOW to Miami to stop the FREE TRADE AREA OF THE AMERICAS (FTAA) Nov 17--21, where up to 100,000 protestors are expected to converge!!! At the Hollywood Gap action we’ll march to the doors of the Gap with a giant 200-year-old redwood stump, logged by the Fishers of Gap, Inc. A mini FTAA & LOCAL ISSUES TEACH-IN will ensue, using the stump as a stage. Speakers will alternate with GREAT SONGS and RADICAL CHEERS, all building to the CLIMACTIC MOMENT when we STRIP for JUSTICE IN FOREST, FIELD, & FACTORY!!! We’ll round off the action with lealfeting and one-on-one. Come Strip with us for Redwoods and Workers Rights, for Global Ecology and Global Justice!!! Bring drums, noise-makers, and outlandish underwear!!!
Howard Dean’s Anti-Constitution Message (tags)
Dean's Disdain for the Bill of Rights
LA Fires More Than Economic Boom (tags)
The media's distorted coverage of the well-placed and perfectly orchestrated arsons.
FBI Spy Revelation Could be a Thread That Unravels the Bureau (tags)
Evidence has surfaced recently that the FBI has been spying on foreign nations for years.
HUD Orders Public Housing Tenants to Volunteer (tags)
While California Republicans are lining up for their FEMA handouts others are loosing benefits. Here is another example with the HUD program. People who take part in the HUD program are forced to work eight hours a month for the benefit, as if they are not already tired and struggling!
Oil Companies Protected from Investigation (tags)
Bush Orders Oil Companies Protected From Investigation! A Licence To Loot
HOWARD DEAN NEWS – RUTLAND HERALD, JULY 1997 (tags)
Dean’s subversion of the Bill of Rights through judicial appointments.
Grocery Strikers Must Win (tags)
Takeover Artists Are Welcome Here (tags)
Within limits, I think libertarian impulses are healthy for the body politic. But when it comes to libertarian trust of industry captains, I prefer the government to impose reasonable regulations on business for the public good.
White House bans news coverage of coffins returning from Iraq (tags)
“Since the end of the Vietnam War, presidents have worried that their military actions would lose support once the public glimpsed the remains of US soldiers arriving at air bases in flag-draped coffins,” wrote the Post’s White House reporter Dana Milbank. “To this problem, the Bush administration has found a simple solution: It has ended the public dissemination of such images by banning news coverage and photography of dead soldiers’ homecomings on all military bases.”
Federal judge seals records alleging FBI's involvement in international spy business (tags)
A judge in federal court in Sacramento, Calif., has issued an order sealing previously public court documents in a sensational case that involves a former FBI agent who claims he worked as an international spy for the Bureau.
The regimes selective view of freedom. (tags)
Last month, prominent clerics and academics issued a statement warning against calls for equality and increased rights for women, saying such efforts aim to make Muslim women more like "infidel" Western women.
A Call for Recall Reform Now! (tags)
Today the California recall reform site www.helpcalifornia.info was launched.
SEIU is Getting even with a Senator (tags)
The state should investigate Tony Corcoran's claim that his union employer SEIU punished him for pension reforms 10/10/03
Study: FOX News Actually Makes You Stupid (tags)
PIPA report examines media complicity in the American public's misperceptions about the war on Iraq.
California Recall Reflections (tags)
One activist's reflections on the California recall, how I voted and wish others did. Also, a missed opportunity which none of the candidates decided to take
Greenpeace under IRS scrutiny (tags)
Greenpeace is suspected of money laundering.
What's The Truth About Bush? (tags)
Serious questions that haven't been answered yet. And why not.
Crucial That Progressives Recall Gray Davis (tags)
We must send the message to all current and future governors… Behave like Davis and your political career is over. His taking of over a million dollars each from the timber, prison and power industries, and then allowing rampant logging, building more prisons while cutting all other budgets, and only pretending to complain while behind his back allowing energy companies to complete the biggest corporate rip off in California history, means Davis must go.
The U.S. and Israel's Criminal Intent and October 25th. (tags)
But the question is not whether the public can see the criminal behavior of these regimes but rather, where do these regimes go from here?
A CANDIDATE'S WORDS (tags)
A CANDIDATE'S WORDS Schwarzenegger Admired Hitler, Book Proposal Says By ADAM NAGOURNEY and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
We Report, You Get It Wrong (tags)
The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday.
Republicans and Brits Will Count California's Recall Votes (tags)
Republicans and Brits Will Count California's Recall Votes
Press gives Arnold a cakewalk re trashing women publicly (tags)
Arnie's dirty details not repeated in corporate wash.
Long Beach Library Honors Corporate Pirates (tags)
Long Beach honors profiteers for sharing a small part of what they have looted from working people.
The Absurdities Of Water Fluoridation (tags)
It would be totally cost-prohibitive to use pharmaceutical grade sodium fluoride (the substance which has been tested) as a fluoridating agent for the public water supply. Water fluoridation is artificially cheap because, unknown to most people, the fluoridating agent is an unpurified hazardous waste product from the phosphate fertilizer industry.
EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING AGAINST IRAQ WAR & OCCUPATION (tags)
STOP THE WAR! NOT ONE MORE DEAD! BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
No On Prop 54 Event (tags)
An upbeat and well-attended public forum to spur grassroots fundraising and organizing against Proposition 54 was held a few hours ago at a church in the Wilshire district. This posting provides access to audio and pictures from the event.
BOMBSHELL!" - General Garner is said to be 'livid' - "BOMBSHELL!" (tags)
The story. Jay, with the ORHA, prior to the irrational, unneeded criminal invasion of Iraq to murder untold thousands of God's children for generations with toxic, radio-active depleted uranium, submitted the "official" American war strategy to ALL involved war generals.
Iraqi public opinion (tags)
Iraqis start to act like they better than us, time enforce are views of how they should think on themselves.
Collateral Damage (tags)
Let's talk about "Collateral Damage". Where did this term come from? How did collateral damage become the description for civilian deaths in what have been illegal wars perpetrated by America?
Examining the Impact of Globablization on Women Around the World (tags)
In the unprecedented expansion of world markets that began more than two decades ago, women play crucial roles. Some have been called beneficiaries of this globalization; but many more are its losers. NOW sheds light on how globalization has affected women's lives worldwide.
Bush pinatas (tags)
for your disobedience/protest/stirr-up action a fun art piece
The governator (tags)
He is a barely articulate, pumped-up bodybuilder with a cupboard full of skeletons. But could it be that Arnold Schwarzenegger was always destined for a career in politics? And if he becomes governor of California next month, is the White House next?
Taking a Bullet for Bush: The REAL Reason the Terminator Is Running for Governor (tags)
What makes Arnold run? Could it be because the White House asked him to? Afterall, the 'Terminator' makes a great big media bullseye, drawing fire away from the Fuehrer
Stealing The Internet (tags)
With Blessings from the FCC and Congress, the High-tech Industry Wants to Privatize the Internet. What Happens When you Have to Pay to Join the Information Revolution?
Librarianship as a Revolutionary Choice (tags)
Speech at the Joint American Library Association/Canadian Library Association Conference
by Naomi Klein June 24 2003
Collateral Language (Chomsky Interview, July/August '03 Z mag) (tags)
Taxes for Revenue Are Obsolete (tags)
Taxes are NOT collected for revenue, but for redistribution of wealth to the wealthy, for the social control of YOU!
Behind the Iraq Dossier Hoax:Behind the Iraq Dossier Hoax: Intelligence Cooked in Israel (tags)
In fact, at least 11 of the 16 pages were lifted, verbatim, from an Israeli journal, Middle East Review of International Affairs, whose sole proprieter is Dr. Barry Rubin, an American-born Israeli citizen. The 11 pages were drawn from two articles, by Ibrahim al-Marashi and Robert Rabil, that appeared in the September 2002 edition of that journal.
Rickover's Statement On Coverup Of US Nuke Industry (tags)
"I feel that former President Jimmy Carter should come forth with all of the facts surrounding the Three Mile Island Accident, especially those which involved the radiation release and the dose to the public. "
Trading on fear (tags)
Trading on fear From the start, the invasion of Iraq was seen in the US as a marketing project. Selling 'Brand America' abroad was an abject failure; but at home, it worked. Manufacturers of 4x4s, oil prospectors, the nuclear power industry, politicians keen to roll back civil liberties - all seized the moment to capitalise on the war. PR analysts Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber explain how it worked.
Global Power Elites and the New Wars (tags)
"A representative republic was transformed into a plutocracy. Privatizing public property was a continuous tendency during the whole modern age." The average net worth of the 400 richest Americans rose tenfold by 1999..The Bush administration has martial plans, not a Marshall plan." From the German
BTL:Move to Recall California Gov. Gray Davis Ignores GOP Role in... (tags)
...Energy Companies' Robbing of State's Consumers. Interview with Tyson Slocum, research director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
White House lied to sell Iraq war (tags)
The White House finally admitted this week that it played fast and loose with the truth in President Bush’s State of the Union address.
Bush Bit in Ass by Lies (tags)
The Rats are deserting the sinking ship. Fed up with the Bush Junta's deadly lies the insider Bureaucrats are beginning to leak and speak.
KPFK's New Schedual - What do you think? (tags)
I'm archiving this here for future reference and to open up a public area where folks can discuss the changes. Also, don't forget to sign the petition asking KPFK to look at what WBAI does with web streaming (since it's free); KPFK's web streams have become next to useless because too many people are using them and WBAI has a really cool solution KPFK shoudl adopt
9th July 2003 (18-Tir 1382): Iran Stands Up! (tags)
9th July 2003 is an exceptional day in Iran. University students plan on a demonstration and the government bans it. Iranians all over the world demonstrate in front of Iran embassies to support Iranian students.
VOTE FRAUD AND THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE UNITED STATES (tags)
Michael Rivero Proudly Boasts of having been Banned from Free Republic for his heresy in telling truth unwelcome to Freeper "sensibilities". He is currently Web Master at http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/
Another Media Lab First - Dossiers on the Government (tags)
Annoyed by the prospect of a massive new federal surveillance system, two researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are celebrating the Fourth of July with a new Internet service that will let citizens create dossiers on government officials.
Social War in France (tags)
"The radicalisation of the strikes, the images of violence like those seen on Tuesday evening in Paris could disturb consumers' peace of mind"
BUILDING INDEPENDENT MEDIA 2 (tags)
A Call to Converge on October 10-11, 2003 In Burlington, Vermont
Happy New Year: MTA VOTES FARE INCREASES FOR 2004. (tags)
Los Angeles County's transit board voted 9-4 on May 22 to raise the cost of monthly bus and rail transit passes and fares. The hikes,will take effect Jan. 1, are expected to provide about $40 million in additional revenues .
USUK told to clean up their DU (tags)
The Nuclear Policy Research Institute (NPRI) today (May 29, 2003) called on the United States and Great Britain, as the occupying powers in Iraq, to fulfill their obligations to the public health and safety of the Iraqi people.
Clear Channel: the Media Mammoth that Stole the Airwaves (tags)
Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio may not be a household name yet, but in less than six years it has rocketed to a place alongside NBC and Gannett as one of the largest media companies in the United States. The mega-company has gained a reputation for its ugly hardball tactics. Clear Channel has played a leading role in destroying media diversity in the United States. And yes, it is the same media company that allegedly "blacklisted" certain songs following September 11, including Cat Stevens' Peace Train and John Lennon's Imagine.
Saving Private Lynch- a Hollywood Drama (tags)
FCC Deregulation: Michael Copps Interviewed By Daniel Sheehan (KPFK, May 26) (tags)
FCC's Michael Copps on June 2nd vote; mp3 of interview segment conducted today, on KPFK's "Aware" show; runtime: 40:07; 9.2 megabytes
Neo-liberalism (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
The best agent for change is... Civility? (tags)
Lewis Feldstein, president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, cited the environmental movement, women's rights, civil rights and the drive to improve libraries and health systems as examples of private giving in the public good.
U.S. Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich (tags)
How has the secretive U.S.-based IMF/World Bank economically enslaved poor countries?
'Pre-Emptive' Arrests Of Citizens Planning Public Protest (tags)
5-19-3 Mitchel Cohen & Brian Tokar, writing from the BioDevastation Conference against Genetic Engineering in St. Louis, home of Monsanto:
davemans misuse of government property (tags)
While daveman should be hard at work protecting the 20th Fighter Wing, he is hard at work gossiping on the message boards here at Indymedia.
Survey: Israel yet to grasp concept of democracy (tags)
The general conclusion of the survey, which is dubbed the "Israeli Democracy Survey" and will be conducted every year, is that Israel is basically a democracy in form more than in substance, and that it has yet to internalize fully the concept of democracy.
July 3, National Public Hearings to Repeal the Patriot Act (tags)
On July 3, cities around the country will hold National Public Hearings to Repeal the Patriot Act.
civic park proposals (tags)
An exhibition of proposals for a civic park in downtown L.A.
They're Corrupt Cause You Don't Vote! (tags)
In all the years I've been working political campaigns in Canada and the United States I can't tell you how many times I've heard the expression "Why should I vote, they're all corrupt". When I hear that statement and I must've heard it a million times (there, I said how many times), it always reminds me of the chicken and egg theory and which came first. Did politicians become corrupt because you elected them or did they become corrupt because you didn't?
Miwon - Points of Unity (tags)
May 1, 2003 MIWON – multi –ethnic immigrant workers organizing network (Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Garment Workers Center (GWC), Korean Immigrant Workers Center (KIWA), Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC)
Carving Up the Homeland Security Pie (tags)
Only to the most naive did the Department of Homeland Security sound promising. To seasoned observers of government, the idea of a new $40 billion DC bureaucracy means only one thing: billions for those who somehow manage to get their hands on the cash.
Comments to the FCC (tags)
Comments to the Federal Communications Commissioner Ownership Hearing - University of Southern California 4-28-03
stop the dirty air war at home, 300 Sept 11s is enough (tags)
Public pressure needed to stop energy companies from killing thousands more people.
Green Ejected For Collecting Signatures; Suburbs May Be Hazardous To Your Health (tags)
Green news and opion updated daily
War brings business to Feinstein spouse (tags)
Charles Lewis, executive of the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity watchdog group in Washington, says that "regardless of whether there is a direct conflict of interest, it's useful to know that the spouse of a sitting senator is getting richer because of what's going on in the world."
FCC activist info (tags)
Written for the event in February, the spirit of the info still is valid.
Countdown to Recall Gray Davis (tags)
The Countdown to Recall Gray Davis has begun as 6% or 55,357 out of 898,157 petitions have been completed and the desired deadline is the 4th of July while the legal deadline is Sept 2, the day after Labor Day.
Change the Game PSA Filming in LA SATURDAY APR 19th (tags)
Change the Game invites LA organizers to PSA filming SATURDAY APRIL 19th... Change the Game is the vehicle through which today’s youth will foster change in response to the social injustices that plague our global community. Utilizing a network of inter-activists, this organization will execute cutting edge actions and create a guerilla media campaign that will generate awareness by targeting all media outlets. Change the Game’s mission is to affect public opinion and to redefine activism as cool, current, and essential to the lives of today's youth.
U.S. military protected Baghdad's Oil Ministry from being ransacked (tags)
While most other public buildings in Baghdad have been left unguarded, the huge Oil Ministry headquarters on Palestine Street has been ringed by more than 70 US troops and protected by up to a dozen or more armoured personnel carriers
Hawaii to Dump "No Child Left Behind" (tags)
From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the State of Hawaii says that Bush's No Child Left Behind is hurting education! (This article was posted at Chicago Indymedia in the interest of local views concerning the law.)
ACTION ALERT: Stop the RAVE Act! (tags)
Late on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, a Senate and House Conference Committee, without a hearing, public notice or a debate in Congress, attached the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act (formerly known as the RAVE Act) to the Amber Alert Bill (a child abduction bill). This is "backdoor" policy-making at its worst and in no way upholds the democratic principles rooted in our legislative process.
May 3rd - Global Art Action For Peace (tags)
The Works on Shirts Project invites you to take part in "WEARNICA", an international exhibition of artistic reactions to the war in Iraq and continuing conflicts throught the world.
Colorado to implement School Vouchers (tags)
DENVER – Colorado will soon become the first state to initiate public-school vouchers since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared such programs constitutional.
Bush andBlair in Belfast : Interviews Available (tags)
"Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience. Therefore [individuals] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring." (NurembergTribunal)
Anti-Propaganda Stickers Released (tags)
Fight Marketing with Marketing with Anti-Bush Anti-Propaganda Stickers
The Peace Movement is Being Hijacked by the Liberals? (tags)
It's very easy after all hard work has been done for those that have without any democracy involved to take the reins of the peace movement and steer it nose first into the ground.
Columbia U Protest Debates and Flag-Waving Jingoists (tags)
A couple of nights ago, the President again emphatically restated his deep caring for the Iraqi people by angrily chiding them with, “You WILL be liberated.”
WEARNICA - An International Day of Artistic Reactions to War (tags)
On May 3rd, in response to the U.N. cover-up of Picasso's famous anti-war mural, "Guernica", The Works on Shirts Project is staging "Wearnica" an international exhibition of artistic reactions to war created on the backs o white dress shirts to help "uncover" the realities of war in our time.
MORON MAJORITY (tags)
Now it's official: most Americans are idiots.
M20: QUEERS ZAP HALLIBURTON (tags)
+++CALLING ALL QUEERS CALLING ALL QUEERS CALLING ALL QUEERS+++
Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for invasion of Iran. (tags)
The ultimate purpose for the invasion of Iraq is not Iraq or Iraq's oil. There is ample evidence, from sources available to the public, to indicate that Iraq is not the real goal. Like Afghanistan, Iraq is being taken in preparation for the invasion of Iran.
Craig Rosenbaugh on the Anti-War Struggle (tags)
An excellent analysis of why the peace movements fail to stop war and a call for radical direct action.
About the "Kill a cop for the cause!" Redding Murder Case (tags)
Since those despotic rulers over at sf imc won't allow anything on this issue to stay up on the forum for more than 15 minutes, I thought we might like to keep track of this murder case over here in LA.
Revolution of Consciousness on Long Beach City Council (tags)
In a few short weeks, the anti-war members of the Long Beach City Council have begun to speak out, while the pro-war members have fallen silent.
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'
SUPPORT FARMWORKERS - CALL IN TODAY (tags)
Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 ("Patriot II") (tags)
recently a document was leaked from the justice department. They say it is a "draft". Here is a summary of the Patriot II
Notes on the proceedings (tags)
Come prepared. How to give input during this organized forum.
FCC at USC forum invitation (tags)
Below is the FCC forum and invitation.
Activist Backgrounder to Tuesday's FCC event (tags)
Taken from answers to a several questions asked by IA-IMC to this San Francisco Media Activist. A backgrounder to the event and what activist are doing and can do.
100,000 Body Bags and 6,000 Coffins Sent To Italy (tags)
UP to 100,000 body bags and 6,000 coffins have been secretly delivered to a US base in Italy, a Catholic archbishop claimed yesterday. Archbishop Renato Martino, president of the Pope's Council of Peace and Justice, said the consignment had arrived at the Sigonella base near Catania on the island of Sicily 10 days ago.
FCC Forum Feb 18 at USC! (tags)
It's open to the public, but it's not clear whether public testimony will be taken. Perhaps there are other ways of making our voices heard before the FCC commissioners at USC....
The State Sabotages Social Change Initiatives: History (tags)
Since COINTELPRO was used mainly against the progressive movements of the 1960s, its impact can be grasped only in the context of the momentous social upheaval which shook the country during those years. All across the United States, Black communities came alive with renewed political struggle. Most major cities experienced sustained, disciplined Black protest and massive ghetto uprisings. Black activists galvanized multi-racial rebellion among GIs, welfare mothers, students, and prisoners.
No counsel? No bail? no questions? (tags)
This is about a couple thrown in jail without anyone to defend them. This is about the United States of America and the war on drugs. This is about a war on their people.
Amy Goodman, Sen. Hart, CIA guys to speak to FEMA homeland Sec. group (tags)
Amy Goodman, Sen. Hart, CIA guys to speak to FEMA homeland Sec. group
Ben Bagdikian on the media monopoly (tags)
A talk by Ben Bagdikian, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Media Monopoly, recorded live at Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena on Nov 15, 2002 (Part 1 of 3 / 15 mins)
West HOllywood passes Anti-War Resolution (tags)
Anti-War Resolution Passes West Hollywood City Council
Building Bridges Radio: U.S. Labor Against the War (tags)
Building Bridges presents an interview with two key organizers of the recently held meeting founding US Labor Against the War TO LISTEN TO THIS 27 MINUTES RADIO PROGRAM CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK
Smallpox threat and your evaporating rights as a sheepizen of the U.S. (tags)
My title above, not the author of the Truthout editorial below..... Creep toward fascism (or run?). Vaccinations in the context of civil liberties. The ultimate rebuttal to proponents of Small Pox: "While these doctors state that smallpox vaccinations are dangerous, they are also clear that the threat of bio-attacks is slim and that even if there is bio-attack, it can be readily contained and mass vaccinations thus are not justified."
Eyewitness to Occupied Palestine: Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf (tags)
Free and open to the public: Discussion on Israeli occupation, and about leading non-violent protests to end occupation
Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! Deadline Jan 2, 2003! (tags)
Since December 5th, 2002 over 600 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action! It is your right as an American Citizen to file comments with the FCC to curb media concentration.
Spawn of Frankenstein (tags)
Welcome to the 21st century, where man remakes God in his own image. Herr Frankenstein would be pleased.
INS Detainees: Interview of Council on American Islamic Relations (tags)
Interview of reps of Muslim Public Affairs Council and Council on American Islamic Relations on Muslims Detained in Southern California; mp3 file, 64 kbps, 8.31 megs, 18:16 runtime.
Green Resolution Concerning Trent Lott (tags)
Resolution of the Green Party County Council for Riverside County, California Concerning the recent comments of Trent Lott 12/21/02
GPRC WebMaster (tags)
Resolution of the Green Party County Council for Riverside County, California Concerning the recent comments of Trent Lott 12/21/02
Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! Deadline Jan 2, 2003! (tags)
Since December 5th, 2002 over 600 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action! It is your right as an American Citizen to file comments with the FCC to curb media concentration.
Muslim Public Affairs Council Conference Report (tags)
A very incomplete report about an interesting conference that took place today.
Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! (tags)
Since December 5th, 2002 over 400 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action.
Social conflicts are always conflicts around terms and definitional power..Whoever has definitional power over what is reality and what is realpolitik dominates ideological semantics. Translated from the German
Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty (tags)
Professor Michael Radelet from the University of Colorado-Boulder presented the keynote address at the IADP event. Professor Radelet is co author of In Spite of Innocence and has been a consultant to the Illinois Governor's Commission on Death Penalty Moratorium, among many other contributions to the movement to abolish the death penalty.
BTL:Canadian-based Coalition Will Send Citizen Inspectors to... (tags)
...Examine U.S.Weapons of Mass Destruction This Winter. Interview with David Langille, director public affairs at the Centre for Social Justice in Toronto, Between The Lines' Scott Harris
Retaliation Against Citizen Whistleblowers (tags)
Citizen Whistleblowers in San Bernardino County are being subjected to retaliation in the form of false arrests and criminal charges, code enforcement inspections, visits from animal control, verbal and physical threats and even death.
Join the exploding electronic action to break up Media Ownership! (tags)
Since December 5th, 2002 over 300 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action.
Johnny is Mainstream! Johnny is Mainstream! Johnny is Mainstream! (tags)
..bush, the unelected American cop killer, has still to be questioned by american corporate dictates, why, General Ahmad, is not a wanted man by American Patriot flag waving standards being coporatized as not worthy thinking as.
Marketing the Empire - Bush's Bloody Glove (tags)
If the majority of the U.S. population buys the story that the Bush regime has secret, but credible evidence of Iraq weapons of mass destruction, and that such questionable evidence gives just cause for a military invasion of Iraq without international sanction, then the mass marketing of empire and murder will be complete. Kafka would be pleased
Dow Chemical's lack of responsibility in Bhopal the Press Release issued by the company (tags)
Dow Chemical's excuse for not being able to acknowledge their reprehensive actions in Bhopal. In short, the company fears creating precedence for other major companies and their refusal to jeopardize their stockholders.
Momentum Gained to Break Up Media Concentration! (tags)
Federal Communications Commission Chief Commissioner Michael Powell calls for new hearings after an unprecedented number of submissions from media makers and consumers to the FCC public record.
The CIA and Drugs (tags)
The CIA's relationship with drugs and the reasons for it.
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.
Strike Back Against Media Concentration and the FCC! (tags)
TIME SENSITIVE! Announcement of how to enter comments into FCC public record for current review of Media Ownership Rules.
Extreme Retaliation against Citizen Whistleblowers (tags)
We are ordinary citizens whose lives have become swept up into a corruption scandal of historic proportions in San Bernardino County, California. Eighteen public officials and businessmen have been indicted to date by the U. S. Attorney's Office to date, sixteen have pleaded guilty, two criminal cases are pending. We "the citizens" thought we lived in America where we had constitutional rights. We all experienced what we considered to be a violation of our civil rights. We all took proactive steps to legally address our local Government with our concerns and issues.
URGENT UPDATE - CONTACT YOUR SENATOR ABOUT THE HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY BILL (tags)
The Senate is poised to vote on the creation of the Homeland Security Agency. Language recently added to a House version of the bill - HR 5710 - contains grave threats to civil liberties in this country. It is important to contact your Senator this week to urge them to prevent the inclusion of the these dangerous provisions in the Senate version of the bill, or to vote against it entirely if the language is not amended.
Plea Bargains: Torture for Confessions? (tags)
Plea Bargains in America render all guilty pleas from that system suspect. An archaic system full of underfunded public defenders, overzealous prosecutors, and a system that trumps up charges for leverage, scaring guilty pleas out of the poor is not fair.
CONTACT YOUR SENATOR ABOUT THE HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY BILL (tags)
The Senate is poised to vote on the establishment of the Homeland Security Agency. Many versions of the bill have circulated through congress, all containing different provisions. Because of the rapidly approaching Senate vote, it is important to contact your Senator this week, and urge them to vote for specific provisions of a House version of the bill - HR 5005.EH - that include crucial civil liberties protections. Also, urge them to vote against any provision that would authorize the creation of the “Total Information Awareness System” now funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency.
bus riders union march (tags)
Bus Riders Union March today.
Pacifica Moves to Save Nation's Oldest Public Radio Archives (tags)
In an effort to save and restore more than 47,000 historic tapes that span half a century of radio programming, the five-station Pacifica Radio network will broadcast a national on-air fundraising benefit on Tuesday, November 19, featuring rare recordings from the endangered archives.
Pacifica Radio Moves to Save Nation's Oldest Public Radio Archives (tags)
In an effort to save and restore more than 47,000 historic tapes that span half a century of radio programming, the five-station Pacifica Radio network will broadcast a national on-air fundraising benefit on Tuesday, November 19, featuring rare recordings from the endangered archives.
SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)
Security Officers Win Major Training Increase to Protect Building Tenants, Public
Canada Hydro defenders get SLAPPED for Accenture. (tags)
This is when globalization hits home for us: The Vancouver, British Colubia branch office of a Canadian law firm, based in the U.K., is threatening "Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation" (SLAPP) on behalf of Accenture which is based in the tax haven of Bermuda, to stop alleged “defamation” by critics of the secret dealing leading up to the probable privatization of the successful Hydro generating and distribution company which has turned considerable profits over to the people’s purse for many years.
Muslim Public Affairs Council's Profiles of California Candidates (tags)
MPAC cannot endorse candidates, but it will provide a profile of the candidates running for constitutional offices in the state of California. The profiles include races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Superintendent for Public Instruction. MPAC analysts took a close look on the candidates' stands on civil liberties, education, homelessness, and labor:
Weekly Protests Continue in Orange County (tags)
Public protests continued yesterday in Laguna Beach, with concurrent demonstrations against both the Drug War and the impending intensification of US violence against Iraq. Each of the two groups gathered at Main Beach in Laguna, standing along Pacific Coast Highway holding signs and handing out leaflets to passersby. While public response to the anti-war demo was mixed (at best), there was a surprising level of support for the Drug War protesters. Drivers and their passengers were honking, waving and cheering. Folks seemed particularly enthusiastic about one sign which read, “Re-Legalize Marijuana.”
Ballots across the West promise Power to the people (tags)
Public ownership of electric power is an idea whose time has come – at least in San Francisco, Las Vegas and in the Big Sky state of Montana. Voters in these western locales have a chance to vote Nov. 5 for ballot questions that open the way for city or state takeover or buyout of private utility companies.
Water for All: Stopping Privatization in California and Beyond (tags)
Both locally and globally, campaigns to stop water privatization are gaining momentum. In California, there was a big victory against the Cadiz proposal to subsidize a private company to tap native underground Mojave desert water and sell it back to the public.
Progressive events in Riverside Co. on Oct 19th (tags)
Oct 19th: Green Garden Party hosted by Progressive Candidate, and Hemet Greens to show video. PUBLIC WELCOM!
Oil Sources by Brand Name? (tags)
Is there public information available about which sources are used by oil companies? How about business links?
Analysis of Oct. 7 Bush Speech (tags)
Bush's simplistic arguments deconstructed.
Harmful House Deal on Fire Logging Needs to be Stopped (tags)
An agreement has been reached between Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) that can best be described as a chainsaw massacre.
New booklet published: Fighting For Our Lives (tags)
Just completed: A glossy, accessible booklet about anarchism, designed for non-anarchists, called Fighting For Our Lives. In simple (but not condescending) language, it explains what is anarchist in everyday life, and how those spheres of cooperation can be expanded. It addresses common questions that often deter people from exploring anarchist ideas and approaches. We have 250,000 copies that we want to give away.
Thousands rally in capital against war and greed (tags)
WASHINGTON – For four days last week, the capital echoed with marching feet and chants of “corporate greed has got to go” and “No war for oil!”
Stop Water Privatization in So Cal: Stop Cadiz Without Delay!!! (tags)
Stop Water Privatization in So Cal/Save the Desert: the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is going to consider the first part of the approval process for the Cadiz project on Tues, Oct 8, so tell them to save taxpayers' money and "STOP CADIZ WITHOUT DELAY!"
Manufacturing Anti-Semites (posted by Latuff) (tags)
Relevant article on anti-Semitism from Uri Avnery, founder and activist of Israeli peace organization Gush Shalom.
Nuclear Industry Oversight Legislation signed by Gov Davis (tags)
Governor Davis signed SB 2065, nuclear industry oversight legislation, which requires low-level radioactive waste generators to systematically report on the waste they generate, treat, store, transfer and ship for disposal. The bill also mandates that DHS prepare annual analyses of the information for review by legislators and the public.
WATER IN COURT : Suez sues a french teacher for libel (tags)
On October 15th & 17th, the 17th Chamber of the Paris County Court will hear a libel suit brought by Lyonnaise des Eaux, against Jean-Philippe Joseph, a schoolteacher in economics and against Radio France, French public radio. Lyonnaise des Eaux is the French subsidiary of SUEZ, the largest private water company in the world.
(R)EVOLUTIONARY CRISIS (tags)
an essay on the necessity of direct action
From Pershing Square's Day of Voice (tags)
LA IMC TV 9.11 (tags)
The LA IMC TV collective's second show, featuring the documentary short "9.11", will be on public access cable TV on Wednesday, September 11. It will be on AT&T channel 43 at 5:00pm. It will be on Adelphia Channel 77 at 6:30pm.
South Gate: Where City Hall's a Mix of Soap Opera and Bad Joke (tags)
Government: Officials are looking into suspected corruption. Council-watchers enjoy 'the meow lady.'
THE INTERNATIONALE ON KCET SUNDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT! (tags)
THE INTERNATIONALE, AN AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A RADICAL SONG, TO BE SHOWN THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT ON KCET LOS ANGELES PUBLIC TELEVISION!
BECHTEL VS. BOLIVIA - HOW YOU CAN HELP (fwd) (tags)
DNA Awareness Rally Set For Tuesday Aug. 27 (tags)
Rape Survivors, the Wrongly Convicted & Supporters Call to Enforce the Moratorium on DNA Evidence Destruction and Fully Fund DNA Testing. Prompted by outrage that LAPD officials "accidentally destroyed biological evidence in at least 1100 sexual assault cases since 1995" (LA Times, July 30, 2002), rape survivors and others calling for change in DNA preservation and testing will hold a rally outside LAPD’s Parker Center Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 27 at 10 a.m.
Suing Bush Over 9/11: CNN says "Touche!" (tags)
Today CNN presented a story on the press conference by "600 9/11" families who are filing a 1 million dollar lawsuit against "international banks" that "support the terrorists behind 9/11. What a coincidence considering that the 400 9/11 family advocate group just went public on Donohue with their billion dollar lawsuit against the Bush admininstration for their malfeasance over failing to protect U.S. citizens as the attack was occurring (see other IMC post on "Donahue").
Corporate News Reports that 'Contrails are Changing the Climate' (tags)
A short reply to the "contrails changing climate" report on CTV, CBC, and many major U.S. news stations.
"The Internationale" on KCET (tags)
"The Internationale," an award-winning independent documentary about a radical song, will be shown on KCET in L.A. on Sunday night, Sept. 1, at Midnight
Beach Contamination (tags)
Ills In California's Surf Spur Search For Rapid Bacterial Contamination Test
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.
A SAVAGE ATTACK: MASSACRE IN DISTRICT 13, MEDELLIN (tags)
An account of what happened when units of the Colombian army, the police, DAS and the CTI, supported by helicopters, exploded over the hills of Medellin, killing nine people on May 21st.
The Wall Street Gang (tags)
How many know the truth about the scam called wall street???
From the West Coast...to the West Bank (tags)
Tamara Rettino, a Young Jewish-American Woman Shares Stories & Pictures of her Journey to Occupied Palestine.Tamara's first public speaking engagement, will happen just one week after leaving the occupied Palestinian territories. She is the only Jewish activist from the Los Angeles area to join in this year's International Solidarity Movement's Freedom Summer, where she spent six weeks under fire in Ramallah, Gaza and Jenin.
QUESTIONS TO PONDER WHILE WORLDCOM IS BROKE AND BANKRUPT (tags)
WORLDCOM BROKE AND AT THE BOTTOM STOCK MARKET DOWN AND DUMB WHERE IS OUR VICE PRESIDENT? WHERE IS MITCHELL CROOKS?
THE REGIME PROPOSES CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR ARAB-AMERICANS (tags)
In a trial balloon by the regime to gauge public reaction, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission (!) said in Detroit on Friday he could "foresee" a "scenario" in which "the public" would "demand" internment camps for ArabAmericans if "Arab terrorists" strike "again" in this country.
Get out the Vote (tags)
Vote.com a tool for the establishment or a voice for change?
A July 11th Report from San Salvador Atenco (tags)
The following report was written by a member of the Comite Zapatista de Los Angeles (CZLA) who was in San Salvador Atenco. The piece was originally titled "Insurrection in San Salvador Atenco, Mobolize!" The original spanish version follows the english.
UNION ACCUSES COCA-COLA OF MURDER (tags)
Colombian food industry workers are holding an International Public Hearing into the assassination of 14 of its activists. The union alleges that the Colombian state and the Coca-Cola Corporation are jointly responsible.
Mitchell Crooks anyone? (tags)
Mitchell Crooks must be defended.
Today's Voice :Life in Prison for Stealing 13 Packs of AA Batteries (tags)
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Anarchists should use this opportunity (tags)
There will be lots of public outcry to the police brutality in Inglewood, we can use this as a way to reach out to the public with anarchist ideas.
Latvia: the new apartheid (tags)
Latvia: the new apartheid
Rally at U.S. Capitol to Stop Yucca Mountain (tags)
Environmental Activists Rally at the U.S. Senate to Protest the Shipping of Nuclear Waste to Yucca Mountain Nevada.
Come to long beach city council tommrow: city council talks about anarchists (tags)
Tommrow at 5pm the long beach city council will have a public agenda item entitled " Update on the prosecution of anarchists" We need to pack the chambers and show resistance to this blatant fascism
People’s needs vs. guns and corporate greed (tags)
MADISON, Wisc. – Groups with diverging politics converged June 14 -18 around the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Pride Month Perspective: TRANS-UNITY 2002 AND OTHER SUCCESSES INSPIRE TR (tags)
In 2001-2002 the Los Angeles Transgender community achieved new visibility and successes, and overcame some adversity, which should inspire us for the year ahead.
NEWS RELEASE: Bush Pushed on Hunting in the Mojave National Preserve (tags)
Groups move for better management of hunting within Mojave National Preserve to protect desert tortoise and public safety
Nader flips lid, Asks for NBA Inquiry (tags)
In a surreal turn, R. Nader asks NBA official to review the recent Laker playoff win?!
Earth First! Activist Arrested After Lockdown (tags)
After being locked into cement barrels for 11 hours, Redge Peterson was arrested in Hamiliton Montana for his protest against the salvage logging scam.
Earth First! Activist Arrested After Lockdown (tags)
After being locked into cement barrels for 11 hours, Redge Peterson was arrested in Hamiliton Montana for his protest against the salvage logging scam.
ISRAEL S STATE TERRORISM (tags)
Director of the Humphrey Institute for Social Research at Ben Gurion University What is the difference between State terrorism and individual terrorist acts?
SHOW: THE FLAG (tags)
Co-sponsored by the Armory Center for the Arts and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, SHOW: The Flag is a collaborative exhibition of art with a public discussion that focuses on the portrayal and display of the American flag. Included are historical works produced as early as the 1960s, as well as artworks inspired by the September 11 attacks and their aftermath.
A MESSAGE TO INDYMEDIA: TIME TO INTENSIFY THE INTERNATIONAL CLASS STRUGGLE (tags)
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was a martyr for humanity. In the interval between his revolutionary campaigns in the spring of 1965 and his capture and execution in Bolivia in the autumn of 1967, Guevara made one public statement. It was his message "from somewhere in the world" to the Or- ganization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and for the rest of the world. It was made public in Havana, Cuba by the news service Prensa Latina on April 16, 1967. It is presented here in full.
A MESSAGE TO INDYMEDIA: TIME TO INTENSIFY THE INTERNATIONAL CLASS STRUGGLE (tags)
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was a martyr for humanity. In the interval between his revolutionary campaigns in the spring of 1965 and his capture and execution in Bolivia in the autumn of 1967, Guevara made one public statement. It was his message "from somewhere in the world" to the Or- ganization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and for the rest of the world. It was made public in Havana, Cuba by the news service Prensa Latina on April 16, 1967. It is presented here in full.
RCMP Corruption Cartoon (tags)
cartoon c 2002 by charles amsellem Mountie Fired For Speaking Out
EVICT BUSH from PUBLIC HOUSING for Daughters Drug Use... Click here... http://ww (tags)
EVICT BUSH from PUBLIC HOUSING for Daughters Drug Use... Click here... http://www.rogerart.com/protes%20SUPRM%20CT%20EVICT%20BUSHt.htm SUPREME COURT INJUSTICES... PROTEST...
"U.S. armed forces surrounding Iraq under veil of secrecy" (tags)
(YellowTimes.org) – As Dick Cheney tours the Middle East in search of support for an American offensive against the Iraqi regime, Yellowtimes.org has learned through multiple independent sources that the Pentagon has already begun planning and building new bases in the area.
ALERT: Congress Calls For Public Participation on Digital Music Issues (tags)
ALERT: Congress Calls For Public Participation on Digital Music Issues Submit Comments Opposing Technology Mandates
US NAVAL OFFICER WHO WARNED OF 911 GIVEN BAIL; HIS MADE PUBLIC BY JUDGE! (tags)
BREAKING NEWS US NAVAL OFFICER WHO WROTE ADVANCE WARNINGS OF 9-11 ORDERED FREED ON BAIL WHILE LAWYERS NOT PRESENT, JUDGE MAKES PUBLIC THE ADDRESS WHERE “MIKE” VREELAND WILL BE LIVING AND ORDERS CURFEW HOURS – THE SAME ORDER IN 1986 LED TO THE PUBLIC EXECUTION OF INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVE AND DRUG SMUGGLER BARRY SEAL
Corporados Attempt Massive Privatization of U.S. Water Supply (tags)
The water infrastructure bill introduced in the Senate in February 2002 makes federal assistance for water systems conditional on the recipient's consideration of privatization. This language jeopardizes public access to safe and affordable drinking water
Not that's what i call activism (tags)
improving your city, day by day.... just don't tell caltrans.
Finnish authorities are commiting illegal internet monitoring (tags)
"... are commiting illegal internet monitoring ..."
Some interesting PLM/Wilson notes from around WWI (tags)
from "Anarchism & the Mexican Revolution: The Political Trials of Ricardo Flores Magon in the United States" by Colin M. MacLachlan
WEF's weak point! (tags)
The World Economic Forum has a weak point!
Changing the World--What will it Take? (tags)
A call for activists to attend a public forum at UCLA on Feb 9th to openly discuss questions regarding radical social change and what it's going to take to get there.
Yucca Mountain OK Means Nuclear Waste Moving Through CA & LA (tags)
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham approved a long-stalled proposal to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. But that's not just bad for Nevada, it's bad for people in almost every state in the union--and California is no exception, according to Public Citizen.
10 Worst Corporations Of 2001 (tags)
10 Worst Corporations Of 2001 Named By Multinational Monitor Magazine
DEA plans to ban Hemp FOODS!! Act NOW! (tags)
The Drug Enforcement Agency is turning itself into the Food Prohibition Agency...witout congressional or public authorization. Hemp is just not allowed to compete with petro-chemical-intensive products OR Genetically Engineered soy products, apparently. Corporate toxics, or nothing, in "the land of the free".
Desktop Theater-Women In Black On-line protest (tags)
The following performance stills were taken from a series of "vigils" performed in the public chat space/application "The Palace" specifically in "Mt. Olympus" and "FireBirdz Forest". We performed it three times on 9/15/01 and then a few more times after that. Some of the women are in New York, and some in New Zealand & Italy. We walked a silent vigil across rooms with people in them.
Public Relations Debacle After Sen. Hillary Jeered & Booed By Heroes (tags)
Drudge Report, Sunday, October 21, 2001
Public Citizen Reports on the State of Fast Track (tags)
Though the Fast Track Bill narrowly past through the house committee, Public Citizen sees this is a very winnable fight.
The Progressive Los Angeles Network's 21 Point Agenda (Summary Version) (tags)
This 21 Point Agenda provides a list of priority actions that the City of Los Angeles should take to make LA a more just, livable, and democratic place.
Audio Activists ULTRA-RED Performed At PLAN's "The Next Agenda" Conference (tags)
The conference concluded with a mesmerizing bilingual multi-media performance by audio activists Ultra Red, featuring spoken word along with processed audio and video, and dealing with themes of border life, culture and politics, including border crossings, music-making and the day-laborers union.
Feeding U.S. public opinion with WAR! (cartoon by Latuff) (tags)
For more copyright-free politcal related cartoons, click on the link below.
Dam Security Measures Flawed; Public Kept in Dark Over Risk (tags)
Dam Security Measures Flawed; Public Kept in Dark Over Risk Colorado River dams, including Hoover and Glen Canyon are at risk of catastrophic release, either from terrorist attack or from major flooding. Government officials are resisting releasing maps of areas subject to inundation in such an event.
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.
Continued assault on Pacifica & Journalism (tags)
a look at the continued attempts at destroying widecast free speech corporate america style.
Texas Undocumented Immigrants Face Lawsuit against Hospitals they Receive Limit (tags)
From THe Houston Chronicle by Mark Berger
San Diego City Council Puts Beach Drinking Ban on Ballot (tags)
The San Diego City Council on July 23 responded to a public referendum petition to put its controversial ban on drinking on city beaches to a public vote. Opponents of the ban focused on the $180,000 it would cost to add the issue to the March 5, 2002 election. Supporters said that's a drop in the bucket compared to the costs of additional police to patrol the beaches and prevent alcohol-related crime.
Medea Benjamin on the Energy Crisis: For Public Power! -- SCADA conference, 6-24 (tags)
Medea Benjamin provides a brilliant, succinct critique of California's energy crisis; and makes a clarion call for public power. From the Southern California Americans for Democratic Action (SCADA) conference in Los Angeles on June 24, 2001.
PACIFICA ACTION: Join Rally against Ken Ford (tags)
Tuesday, July 10: Join actions against National Board member Ken Ford
Monsanto Moves to Control Water Resources--Vandana Shiva (tags)
Since water is as central to food production as seed is, and without water life is not possible,Monsanto is now trying to establish its control over water.
Protest Against Energy Profiteer: Yelling, Signs, Masks, Pie in the Face. (tags)
Links to photos of 6/21/01 protest against Enron CEO/ Thief Jeffrey Skilling and for Public Power. San Francisco Public Power Activists Picketed outside and interrupted his speech on the inside with yelling, signs, masks, and a pie in the face.
Vancouver Stops Water Privatization Scheme (tags)
Shut the LA City Council Down (tags)
Thge corruption of the LA City Council will be on flagrant display Tuesday. Come on down and see how they are throeing your money away in corporate welfare while destroying coastal wetlands.
Photo: Public Power Activists Crash Democratic Party Energy Hearings (tags)
While Bush did his thing in Southern California - Democratic Congressional Representatives did their thing at an "Energy Hearing" in Oakland, CA.
Leone Hankey's Statement on April 21 FTAA Protests at the border (tags)
Leone Hankey's Statement on the April 21 Protests at the San Diego/Tijuana border -- from an April 17 press conference outside the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.
Moreno Valley government breaks silence on Meniefield shooting (tags)
It has been nearly a month since the shooting of Dante Meniefield by a Moreno Valley Police Department and the silence by city government was finally broken by Mayor Fleckinger at a city council meeting. But was it too little, too late?
Edison-Fisher v. Public Schools (tags)
The Democrat-Republicans together have declared war on education in California. The latest episode is the strong possibility of an appeal to the State Board of Education of the San Francisco School Board's decision not to renew its contract with Edison Project, the privatization of public schools racket in which the Republican, Donald Fisher, better known as founder of The Gap, has stock.
CONTACT GOVERNOR DAVIS QUICKLY (tags)
STOP THIS THEFT BY THE ELECTRICITY CARTEL Governor Gray Davis State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 445-4633 email@example.com
Bus Riders Union and the MTA (tags)
A short Report from the Saturday Bus Riders Union meeting regarding the MTA strike
Minneapolis Council takes action on ISAG protest (tags)
Public Hearing held on police tactics at ISAG conference held July 24-26. Resolution to follow.