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Philippines: “Rape Joke” too sick even for Duterte’s standards (tags)

Akbayan condemns this latest horrendous remark of President Rodrigo Duterte making light of rape in front of our troops.

PHILIPPINES: Martial Law is Not the Answer! (tags)

Statements on the imposition of martial law in Mindanao

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

A review of some Israeli opinions about Jerusalem.

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

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

This Week in Palestine, May 5, 2017 (tags)

Ex-Palestinian political detainee dies this week due to hunger strike as more political detainees join the protest, in the meantime US President Trump promise this week to push the stalled peace process forward. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

The Shortwave Report 05/12/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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.

Philippine President Duterte’s next target: 9-year-old children (tags)

Once, when Rodrigo Duterte got to talking about his anti-drug campaign, he mused about murdering his children. If his son used drugs, he said in April, he would kill him himself.

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

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

The Shortwave Report 02/10/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 02/03/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Fact Checking Trump's Inaccurate Statements (tags)

Candidate Donald Trump had difficulty with facts. Now Trump is president, he continues to make misleading statements, based on incomplete information, inaccurate statistics or flights of fancy. Here’s an accounting of his public statements in the first seven days as president, not counting his error-plagued inauguration speech (which had eight problematic claims).

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

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

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

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

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 10 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 9 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 8 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 7 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 6 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 5 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 4 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to President Trump's Threats. Set 3 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 2 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. 10 Photo Sets

Massive Womens March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats.

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

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

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

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

The Shortwave Report 01/06/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Philippine President Duterte: A fascist original (tags)

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

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda (tags)

Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.

Chomsky at MIT: Between the war scientists and the anti-war students (tags)

It is now fifty years since Noam Chomsky published his celebrated article, 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals'. Few other writings had a greater impact on the turbulent political atmosphere on US campuses in the 1960s. The essay launched Chomsky's political career as the world's most intransigent and cogent critic of US foreign policy - a position he has held to this day.

US Election as a Turn of an Era (tags)

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

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

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

The Shortwave Report 12/02/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 11/25/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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

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

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.

Clinton beginning informal talks with congressional Republicans (tags)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has begun back-channel discussions with congressional Republican leaders over the shape of a Clinton administration, according to several media reports Monday

The Supposed "Omnipotence" of Politicians (tags)

The key to a new peace policy could lie in denouncing mechanisms of economic coercion that are not only states and politicians. As the warnings of Eisenhower and JFK teach us, politics is massively subject to the influences of economic power.

Philippines: Duterte’s first 100 days (tags)

Greater than the sum of our fears

The Shortwave Report 10/21/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

September 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)

September in Honduras. A barber was assassinated after an angry comment to the president on his own facebook. Farmers setting up occupation were violently evicted. Indigenous leaders forced to go into hiding. Lack of justice continues on the Berta Caceres case, this month with an arbitrary arrest against Copinh, her file was stolen by someone robbing the judge's car, and the finance organisation FMO wrote one of the gross reports that doesn't try much to really look like it cares about human rights. This and other news, read on..

The Shortwave Report 10/07/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 09/30/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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

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

The Shortwave Report 09/23/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Philippines: The Punisher's dirty war on drugs (tags)

He’s been called a demagogue with a foul mouth backed up by bare-knuckle populism. But Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, aka “the Punisher”, has also embarked on a brutal drug war that is drawing international condemnation. Foreign Editor David Pratt reports.

The Shortwave Report 09/16/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Mozambique President Meets IMF and World Bank As Debt and Corruption Concerns Loom (tags)

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi is in Washington for a series of meetings with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Secretary John Kerry and US AID's Gayle Smith.

The Shortwave Report 09/02/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 08/26/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 08/12/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 08/05/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Fusion Green Liberty Party 2016 Presidential Campaign (tags)

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

What Would Trump Fascism Look Like? (tags)

What Would Trump Fascism Look Like?

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

#EmailGate Obama Lynch Clintons Assange Guccifer 2 The Inside Story

Why Philippine President Duterte is not a socialist (tags)

As new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte prepares to assume office, a growing number of Filipinos seem to – or want to – believe his surprising claim that he will be the country’s first “socialist” President.

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

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

The Shortwave Report 06/10/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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

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

Philippines election: Maverick Rodrigo Duterte wins presidency (tags)

Maverick anti-crime candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections, following the withdrawal of his opponents.

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

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

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

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

The Shortwave Report 03/18/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

BERNIE SANDERS 2016 THE FUTUR PRESIDENT OF AMERICA USA (tags)

USA ELECTION NEWS 2016 WINNER BERNIE SANDERS CNN NEWS ABC NEWS CBS NEWS FOX NEWS USA TODAY HOLLYWOOD NEWS OF TODAY THE LA SUNSET BOULEVARD NEWS LOS ANGELES TIMES WALL STREET JOURNAL USA TOMORROW BERNIE SANDERS THE FUTUR PRÉSIDENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN 2016 ;0)

Robert Tronge - President & Managing Director - Marriott International (tags)

Robert Tronge is a "true operator". Having launched his career leading teams in the rooms department of a hotel, he knows the hospitality business from the ground up. He is a hands-on executive whose nearly three-decade track record has earned him industry-wide recognition.

Cartoons Worth a Thousand Words (tags)

In a year which saw Turkey's continued oppression of its indigenous minorities and journalists; its shooting down of a Russian military jet; Ankara's continued denial of the Armenian Genocide; its president's support of ISIS and aggression into Syria and Iraq, not to mention his numerous inane pronouncements, Kasbarian's Perspectives from Exile provides some much-needed relief from the oppressive insanity and criminality pouring out of Ankara.

Some Famous Vegetarians, Vegans And Fruitarians (tags)

A partial list of the world's hundreds of millions of practitioners of nonviolent diet There are 450 million vegetarians in India alone

The Shortwave Report 12/18/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Turkey's Downing of a Russian Fighter Jet Moves the Doomsday Clock Very Close to Midnight (tags)

To NOT Have the World "Go Into the Dark" (Per LBJ's Daisy Commercial Warning) the Mainstream Media & Administration Should Discard President Obama's "Look Forward Not Back" Iraq War Policy & Investigate & Report On Its Real Origins, Goals & Relationship to the Present Crisis -- the Solution to Which Is U.S.-Russian Partnership.

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

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

Monsanto Patenting World's Seeds, Controlling World's Food, Causing Cancer, Killing Bees, (tags)

Monsanto Patenting World's Seeds, Controlling World's Food, Causing Cancer, Killing Bees, Using PCB's, DDT, Agent Orange, Carcinogenic Growth Hormones, Brain Lesion Causing Aspartame

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

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

The Shortwave Report 10/23/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Flashback:UK press glorifies savage assassination of President Gaddafi by NATO mercenaries (tags)

The sheer euphoria of the entire British press over President Muammar Gaddafi's savage assassination by NATO's mercenaries on the 8th month of the genocidal invasion of Libya betrayed an absolute moral bankruptcy of the predatory imperialist alliance of NATO countries, Arab monarchies and Israel.

The Shortwave Report 10/16/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

CBS' 60 Minutes Interviews America's Liar-in-Chief (tags)

Obama

USA Overthrown from Within (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 10/02/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Flashback to 2011: Libya's "liberators" Sarkozy, Cameron and Erdogan congratulate NATO's (tags)

As French President Francois Hollande calls for the “neutralization of Bashar Assad”, British Defence Minister Michael Fallon announces preparations for “Striking ISIL in Syria [...] [to] keep our streets safe here at home” and Turkish media proclaims “Aleppo to become the 82nd province of Turkey” ; it is worth remembering the September 2011 visits by the arch-war criminals French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the NATO-occupied Libya.

The Shortwave Report 08/28/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 08/21/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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

imperialism

Washington Threatens Ecuadorian Democracy (tags)

Ecuador

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.

The Shortwave Report 07/10/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

High Stakes Game of Chicken in Greece (tags)

Greece

The Shortwave Report 06/26/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Congress Approves Greater Corporate Predation (tags)

trade

Ecuadorean Dark Forces Behind Attempted Coup Plot (tags)

Ecuador

Jeb Bush Makes His Presidential Candidacy Official (tags)

elections

Hillary Clinton: Profile of Rogue Leadership (tags)

politics

G-7 Leaders Stay Tough on Russia (tags)

G-7

Venezuela Plans to Double Oil Production (tags)

Venezuela

Western Long Knives Out for FIFA's Sepp Blatter? (tags)

FIFA

Grand Theft Poroshenko (tags)

Ukraine

Broken Prmises, 12 pp (tags)

The TPP is being hailed as the strongest free trade agreement yet. But this is not the first time this claim has been made. Proponents of previous trade agreements have made similar claims about every free trade agreement signed in the last 20 years,

PHILIPPINES: Young progressives take the helm of Akbayan party leadership (tags)

Akbayan once again proves that progressive politics cuts across generations. With great pride, Akbayan members elected a significant number of young progressive activists to the Party Leadership at the recently concluded 6th Regular National Congress last 23-25th of April.

Philippine Women's Group Gabriela blast President Aquino (tags)

A WOMEN’S group on Thursday criticized President Benigno Aquino III for comparing her mother, the late President Corazon Aquino, to Gabriela Silang, the first Filipino woman revolutionary leader.

The Shortwave Report 04/10/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Clinton Crime Family (tags)

Clintons

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

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

The Shortwave Report 03/20/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 03136/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Martha Stewart: Can You Hear The Chicks' Dying Peeps? (tags)

Martha Stewart in promoting the products of factory farmed animals is causing animal agony, human disease, environmental waste and energy waste.

Fascist Republican Senators Threaten Iran (tags)

Iran

Obama Declares Venezuelan Democracy a Threat to US National Security (tags)

Venezuela

Je Sus Chavez! (tags)

Venezuela

War crimes alert: U.S. Foreign Minister: “Military pressure may be needed to remove Assad” (tags)

"Ultimately, a combination of diplomacy and pressure will be needed to bring about a political transition [in Syria]. Military pressure particularly may be necessary, given President Assad’s unwillingness to negotiate seriously." [U.S. Foreign Minister John Kerry, joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, Riyadh, 5 March 2015]

ADI Calls on US Circuses to End Wild Animal Acts Following News That Ringling Will Stop To (tags)

Ringling stops usage of elephants in circus.

The Shortwave Report 03/06/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

NYT Editors Supp;ort Fascist Extremism (tags)

NYT

The Shortwave Report 2/20/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

LeBron James Invited To Join These Vegan, Vegetarian And Fruitarian Champion (tags)

Carl Lewis, 10 Olympic golds, Roger Bannister and John Landy, 1st and 2nd men to break 4 minute mile, Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, tennis champions, Dick Gregory who ran 3000 miles across the US on a fruitarian diet, Hank Aaron, champion baseball player etc.

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

Venezuela

Venezuela Foils Obama's Coup Plot (tags)

Venezuela

Elected US President in 2000, Al Gore Became Vegan A While Ago (tags)

As Al Gore has become vegan, light is focused on environmental reasons to stop eating animals or their products

Failed Ukraine Peace Talks (tags)

Ukraine

US Orchestrated Coup Plot in Venezuela? (tags)

Venezuela

Putin's Message to Washington on Ukraine (tags)

Putin

Netanyahu in Paris (tags)

anti-war

Hypocrisy in Paris (tags)

anti-war

The Shortwave Report 01/02/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 12/26/14 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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

NATO

America: Cesspool of Terror (tags)

America

Straight Talk and Reflections (tags)

activism

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

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

Debt Payments Dwarf Reconstruction Aid on Philippine's Typhoon Haiyan Anniversary (tags)

Religious, Development and Environmental Groups Petition World Bank for Debt Relief

America's Rogue Agenda (tags)

America

Ukrainian Electoral Postmortems (tags)

Ukraine

MSM Misinformation on Ukraine's Parliamentary Electioms (tags)

Ukraine

Farcical Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections (tags)

Ukraine

How Obama's Rumors About Pres. Al-Assad Led to ISIS Growth (tags)

Since the beginning of the Syrian coup against Pres. Bashar Al-Assad the growth of fundamentalist terrorists in ISIS has grown exponentially in power every month. The seeds of the rebellion against the legitimate president of Syria originate in the rumor mill of the U.S. military-industrial complex under the reigns of one Barack Obama.

Joe Biden's Rhetorical Ineptness (tags)

Biden

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

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

Ukraine's President in Ottawa and Washingto (tags)

Ukraine

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

Ukraine

How to Combat ISIS Without War (tags)

The president yesterday announced his "strategy" for dealing with the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria. He has given terror networks and the international arms industry cause for great celebration.

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

Ukraine

in-human rights in the U.S. (tags)

The reality does not match the president's descriptions of the Great American matrix.

Clinton, Obama and the New Era of American Empire (tags)

Clinton did not hesitate to defend what she referred to as the “ugly” aspects of the Cold War—but did not name the nations in which the US had intervened, frequently to uphold or install brutal regimes which were reliably anti-Communist. She ignored equally covert interference in democratic nations.

8 Things to Know About the Iraq Crisis (tags)

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

Promoting Confrontation with Russia (tags)

anti-war

The State of Reform in the Philippines (tags)

Akbayan on Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address

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.

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

Common Sense vs. the Lone Gunman (tags)

thoughts on the JFK assassination

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

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

The Shortwave Report 06/13/14 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 06/06/14 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Obama in Europe (tags)

anti-war

56 Senators Try to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Past President Obama and the Public (tags)

A group of U.S. senators says it has enough votes to not only approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but push it past President Barack Obama. The group consists of all 45 Republican senators and 11 Democrats. They introduced legislation for the pipeline on Thursday.

WRITE! for Justice, Human Rights, and International Law in Palestine (tags)

Letters needed

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War (tags)

For the 15th year marking International Women’s Day in Southern California, on March 8th a warm and sunny Saturday, a mixed race and enthusiastic crowd of approximately 450 women, men, quite a lot of young people, and lots of children gathered for a free concert and speakout at the MacArthur Park Band Shell in Los Angeles.

Filipino Farmers to Aquino: Make Land Reform a Development Priority (tags)

Philippines, March 2014 -- With less than four months remaining before the upcoming “death” of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)’s land distribution component on June 30 2014, 300 farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) today trooped to Malacanang, calling for a drastic acceleration and overhaul of the implementation of the land reform effort.

Washington's Dirty War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

White House Crime Boss Powwow (tags)

Ukraine

Putin on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Mobilize for War (tags)

Ukraine

Flashback to 1991: "Kuwait freed, Iraqis crushed" (tags)

"The [1991] war on Iraq was portrayed in the U.S. as a war without casualties. Yet, on the first day of air strikes against Iraq (Jan. 17, 1991), the U.S. dropped explosives equivalent to the explosive power of the Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Throughout the duration of the bombing, explosives equivalent to seven nuclear bombs were dropped, in addition to internationally banned biological and chemical weapons."

Flashback to 1991: "Kuwait freed, Iraqis crushed" (tags)

"The [1991] war on Iraq was portrayed in the U.S. as a war without casualties. Yet, on the first day of air strikes against Iraq (Jan. 17, 1991), the U.S. dropped explosives equivalent to the explosive power of the Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Throughout the duration of the bombing, explosives equivalent to seven nuclear bombs were dropped, in addition to internationally banned biological and chemical weapons."

Venezuela - wag the dog (tags)

CHILE 1973 IN REPLAY

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

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

Akbayan welcomes Philippines-MILF deal with hopes for inclusive peace (tags)

Akbayan Party today said it welcomes with high hopes the signing of the last annex to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Aquino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Billy Graham: Pro Christ or Anti Christ (tags)

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

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.

Filipino solidarity activists call for genuine peace and democratization in Burma (tags)

Manila, Philippines – One hundred (100) solidarity activists belonging to the Free Burma Coalition – Philippines (FBCP) today held a symbolic action in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to press for Burmese people’s demands in the second day of Burmese President Thein Sein’s visit to the Philippines. An open letter addressed to President Thein Sein and President Benigno Aquino III was handed over to the representatives of the DFA, to urge the two ASEAN leaders to include in their ongoing bilateral agenda the urgent need to uphold and advance Burma’s (Myanmar) transition to real peace and democracy now.

Socialist International honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela (tags)

The Socialist International is deeply moved by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the man who, representing the struggle for freedom of an entire nation, became a symbol for justice, reconciliation and peace for the entire world.

On the passing of Comrade Nelson Mandela (tags)

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

US Hawks Want War on Iran (tags)

Iran

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

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

Contesting Stolen Honduran Election (tags)

Honduras

Undermining Geneva (tags)

Iran

Sabotaging Rapprochement with Iran (tags)

Iran

WHY IS JOSEPH PITRUZZELLI, A DOCUMENTED LIAR AND A HYPOCRITE STILL LARABA'S PRESIDENT? (tags)

The Los Angeles River Artist Business Association is purposely turning a blind eye to their own president's blatant hypocrisy since his arrival in the Los Angeles Arts District. Joseph Pitruzzelli is a blatant hypocrite and must go as LARABA's president. Joseph Pitruzzelli has had no regard or respect for his artist neighbors since his business's rude arrival where he was cited by the city of Los Angeles for the illegal use of an Artist in Residence as a commercial warehouse in the heart of the LA Arts District. A use that has actually driven artists out of the Los Angeles Arts District itself, and the fact that Joseph Pitruzzelli's disruptive and illegal use continues still to date. This is blatant hypocrisy and a slap in the face of the actual artist in the Los Angeles Arts District. Joseph Pitruzzelli must go as the president of the Los Angeles River Artist Association. LARABA can not continue to turn a blind eye to their own president's hypocritical actions.

The Shortwave Report 10/11/13 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Another Fake US Terror Alert (tags)

police state

The Shortwave Report 09/27/13 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Iran Bashing (tags)

Iran

Rogue State America (tags)

police state

Rohani Seeks Rapprochement (tags)

Syria

Anti-Assad Media War Continues (tags)

Syria

The Parasite Class Jealously Guards Its Host (tags)

The plantation master doesn't like competition.

AIPAC Lobbies for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Obama Making More Enemies Than Friends (tags)

Obama

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

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

Impeach Obama Now! (tags)

Syria

Declaring Syria Regime Illegitimate Sends Strong Human Rights Message and Exposes Lenders (tags)

Over the last year, a religious antipoverty organization has met with U.S. Treasury and White House officials to encourage them to declare the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad an illegitimate government. This action would impose restrictions on lending to Syria that supports its military or the needs of the Assad regime. When governments or financial institutions make this declaration it lets lenders know that if they lend to Syria they may not receive a return on their investment. Types of lending and financing that could be affected are arms contracts with Russia and oil investment from Iran.

How the U.S. Political Left is Failing Over Syria (tags)

It’s now painfully clear that Obama’s war on Syria is a replay of Bush’s march to war in Iraq, both built on lies. Zero evidence has been put forth that proves the Syrian government used chemical weapons. On the contrary, evidence has been recorded that suggests the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are responsible for the attack.

Obama Invented Pretext for Lawless Aggression (tags)

Syria

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

Obama

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.

Pork barrel scam scandalizes the Philippines (tags)

Five senators who were linked to the scam are the following: Ramon Revilla, Jr. – P 1.017 billion, Juan Ponce Enrile – P 641.65 million, Jinggoy Estrada – P 585 million, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. – P 100 million, Gregorio Honasan – P 15 million

Philippine Partylist Akbayan to President Aquino: Abolish the pork (tags)

Akbayan Party today called on President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to immediately and without conditions abolish the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) following the shocking revelations in the recent COA audit on the heels of the P 10 Billion Napoles-pork barrel scam. The progressive-coalition partner of Aquino said that the pork barrel is "incompatible with the President's reform agenda."

Egypt: Blood in the Streets (tags)

Egypt

Larry Summers: Wall Street's Man (tags)

Fed

Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform (tags)

police state

Presidential Medal of Freedom Hypocrisy Redux (tags)

police state

The August 24 March on Washington: Why We Need a New Civil Rights and Labor Movement (tags)

It could have been left as a relatively small event that would make little impact, but plans for the 50th anniversary of 1963′s March on Washington appear to have taken another course.

Obama Shoots Himself in the Foot (tags)

Obama

AIPAC Promotes War on Iran (tags)

Iran

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

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

Iran Inaugurates President Rohani (tags)

Iran

On Philippine President Aquino's Midterm Year (tags)

Deeper reforms needed to curb inequality

Napolitano to Head University of California (tags)

education

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

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

Obama's New Climate Plan (tags)

fraud

VIDEO: President Kennedy at American University and in West Berlin (tags)

Panelists talked about the significance and lasting influences of President John F. Kennedy’s commencement address at American University and his June 26, 1963 speech in West Berlin. 

Lynne Stewart Denied Compassionate Release (tags)

police state

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

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

Changes Wall St Hostile Takeover Artist Daniel Loeb Has Made At Yahoo (tags)

With his leveraged buyout and the power of unethically acquired capital Daniel Loeb and his henchmen have taken over Yahoo and have accelerated negative change in 2013.

Hassan Rohani: Iran's President-Elect (tags)

Iran

Who Killed the Syrian Peace Talks? (tags)

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

Iranians Vote (tags)

Iran

Iran's June Presidential Election (tags)

Iran

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

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

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

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

Philippine Senator Guingona’s mom hurt in NPA attack (tags)

Guingona, mother of Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, was returning with a six-member escort from a town fiesta in Alatagan when they were “ambushed” by the rebels

Anatomy of a False Flag (tags)

false flag

Venezuela's Maduro Inaugurated (tags)

Venezuela

Bush and Obama: Dangerous Narcissists (tags)

police state

Can spy cases be investigated objectively in Finland? (tags)

This follow-up article may explain how influential Russia is in Finland, how people in different bureau may support Russia by making blocking leaks to them, and how some people on government posts are breaking laws either accidentally or on purpose. On the other hand, has this been proofed or ran research on, as Finnish Police and The Guardian of The Law is in charge of such investigations instead of an independent bureau? When found facts are combined to other indicators like spying for Russia, carefully twisted political statements told in mass media for manipulating purposes and systematically made blocking, one may ask who is running the State?

Venezuelans Vote (tags)

Venezuela

President Vladimir Putin ended up into NBI's Suspected Person's Register (tags)

President Vladimir Putin ended up into NBI's Suspected Person's Register because of his 'connections' to Russia Hell Angels

President Vladimir Putin ended up into NBI's Suspected Person's Register (tags)

President Vladimir Putin ended up into NBI's Suspected Person's Register because of his connections to Russia Hell Angels

Who Will Save Social Security and Medicare? (tags)

Before Social Security and Medicare existed, the elderly were either completely dependent on their children or were left to beg in the streets. These programs thus remain sacred to the vast majority of Americans. They allow the elderly dignity and independence instead of poverty and insecurity.

Wheels of justice in the Philippines must turn quickly and judiciously on Burgos case (tags)

Akbayan Partylist today called on President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to "shake the military establishment" and "weed out the corrupt, murderers and traitors" among its ranks. The partylist group made the call after the Court of Appeals' decision to hold elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) accountable for the enforced disappearance of Jonas Burgos in 2007.

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

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

Playing the Venezuelan Anti-Semitism Card (tags)

Venezuela

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

Syria and Iran are showing remarkable resilience and restraint in the face of extreme aggression by the U.S., Israel and NATO.

Obama’s Still Shopping for a Grand Bargain (tags)

President Obama’s recent closed-door sessions with Republican congressmen to reach a “grand bargain” has roused suspiciously little attention in the mainstream media. What scant reporting has occurred presents the following narrative: President Obama is a “middle ground” politician attempting to breach political divides with erstwhile Republican opponents. In reality these meetings are not between political opposites, but kindred spirits; perfectly matched ideologies that differ only in implementation, and only by degrees.

President Obama's hand in the Gift Fund (tags)

There's no "sequester" on President Obama's secret "gift" fund! 21 USCS Section 1702 Office of National Drug Control Policy 21 USCS 1702 (d)(1)(2)(3)

Israeli President Peres calls for an Arab League-led invasion and occupation of Syria (tags)

Israeli President Shimon Peres has received a standing ovation at the European Parliament after delivering an extremely bellicose speech which demonised Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and called for an Arab League-led invasion and occupation of Syria.

Chavez Succeeded Where Obama Failed (tags)

When President Obama campaigned in 2008 in Portland, Oregon over 70,000 people came to hear his speech. And although I missed the event, I was intrigued by the raw emotion that the candidate’s words inspired in my community. Obama re-visited Oregon during his 2012 campaign, but the inspiration had faded from his voice, and the audience had drastically changed.

A Nation Mourns (tags)

Chavez

Chavez: Visionary Leader Extraordinaire (tags)

Chavez

Obama Authorizes Killing Americans Domestically (tags)

murder

Philippine Gov’t lacks political will to go after the Marcoses (tags)

One can understand Andres Bautista’s deep frustration in wanting to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government, which he has headed since October 2010, although — or because — it has failed to accomplish its two-pronged mandate, 27 years after President Cory Aquino created the PCGG through Executive Order No. 1.

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.

President Hugo Chavez has Died (tags)

Workers Action joins the progressive peoples of the world in experiencing a loss with the passing of Hugo Chavez, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. It will be up to the working class of Venezuela and its allies to carry forward the socialist revolution that Chavez so courageously launched and that has been serving as a beacon for revolutionaries around the globe, while surrounded by a capitalist world that is mired in war, poverty, and environmental destruction.

Chavismo Lives! (tags)

Chavez

More Controversial Obama Appointments (tags)

Obama

UNESCO Peace Prize to a War Criminal (tags)

anti-war

Akbayan takes poll campaign to Filipino-Americans (tags)

LOS ANGELES—Akbayan’s Rep. Walden Bello began a campaign tour of Filipino American communities to raise support for his party and President Benigno Aquino III’s common reform agenda in the coming May elections.

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.

Israel's War Criminal of the Year Award (tags)

Obama

Impeach Obama: A National Imperative (tags)

Obama

Washington and Israel Target Iran (tags)

Iran

Philippines: Where does the FOI campaign go from here? (tags)

Today, we close our people’s campaign for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill in the 15th Congress. We have, to the extent that our capacities and limited resources permitted, exhausted all avenues that we thought were open to us to get positive, decisive action from the leaders of the House of Representatives and from President Aquino no less.

"Liberating Mali": The President of France hails the beginning of a long-term occupation (tags)

"Alongside the Malians and the Africans, we have liberated this town. Today Timbuktu. Tomorrow Kidal. And others are still to come. You have accomplished an exceptional mission." [France's President Francois Hollande, speech delivered to French troops in Timbuktu, 2 February 2013]

US minesweeper USS Guardian damaged Philippine Reef (tags)

APL dares Philippine President Aquino to penalize US Navy for Tubbataha damage

On the misuse of the Philippine Senate MOOE fund (tags)

The Party of the Laboring Masses (Partido Lakas ng Masa - PLM) is spearheading a campaign to eradicate corruption, patronage politics and shamelessness among government officials. The picket today at the Senate is only the first of the PLM campaign to pursue transparency in government.

2nd Drone Survey! Answer 5 Questions! January 27, 2013 (tags)

President Barack Obama is Commander in Chief of the United States Military. The Central Intelligence Agency is NOT part of the United States Military; but, the C.I.A. is ordering the deployment of most of the missile strikes from un-manned computer controlled Drones. Therefore, under whose authority are these strikes taking place? If the United Nations investigation, which is currently going on, proves that the U.S.A. committed "war crimes", then does President Obama avoid responsibility for authorization of these drone strikes under Separation of Powers clause in the U.S. Constitution?

United Nations is Investigating the Foreign Policy of the United States: Killer DRONES ! ! (tags)

The United Nations started an investigation of the "foreign policy" of the United States of America because President Obama has been authorizing killer drone strikes deploying missles allegedly aimed at "terrorists" but which also are killing children and innocent civilians in foreign countries under the guise of fighting the War on Terrorism; and simultaneously President Barack Obama has been violating the sovereign rights of foreign countries by aiming un-manned computer controlled drone missle strikes at them when the U.S. Congress has not officially declared War. President Obama thinks that he has legal precedence because previous U.S. President George Bush got away with this behaviour.

Targeting Chavismo (tags)

Chavez

Navi Pillay Targets Syria (tags)

Syria

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.

Please Expunge Your "Kill List" President Barack Obama! (tags)

Boys will be boys, but don't you think President Barack Obama has gone too far with his Boy Toys by creating a "Kill List"? Please sign the White House petition to protect children from White House, Commander in Chief, computer controlled Drone Strikes http://wh.gov/UKpQ

Chavez Shows Clinical Improvement (tags)

Chavez

We Want Some Facts From President Obama on his Inaugeration Day February 2013! (tags)

President Barack Obama, will you please provide us with some "transparency" and tell us exactly how many "terrorists" have been killed with U.S. Military Un-Manned Drone Strikes, and then how many CHILDREN and innocent civilians have been killed with drone strikes; and then, which number is larger? After you Swear your Oath of Office on the Holy Bible, Mr. President Barack Obama, will you please tell us the truth? Isn't it true that MORE children and innocent civilians have been killed by drone strikes than "terrorists"?

Chavismo in Venezuela (tags)

Chavez

Anti-Chavez Media War Rages (tags)

propaganda

Chavez Inauguration Postponed (tags)

Chavez

C. Hagel Sec of Defense Nomination Points to Peace, Neocons Outraged (tags)

The choice by President Obama of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense is a step in the correct direction. Finally people can see that there is another segment of the Republican party that is NOT endorsing never ending military conflict in the Middle East as the neo-conservative factions have under eight years of war criminal GW Bush.

Aliyev Named Most Corrupt ‘Person of the Year’ (tags)

Azeri Leader Wins Dubious Distinction from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Venezuelan Leadership Up for Grabs? (tags)

Chavez

PHILIPPINES: Workers party-list group petitions SC to overturn disqualification (tags)

The newly-formed workers party-list Partido ng Manggagawa Coalition (PM Coalition) today filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the Commission on Elections resolution disqualifying the group. In its petition, PM also sought a temporary restraining order on the scheduled raffle of party-list names and printing of the ballots in January.

Chavez Struggles to Recover (tags)

Chavez

Egypt’s Revolution Stumbles (tags)

The call for a new constitution was a key political demand of the Egyptian people when they overthrew the thirty-year dictatorship of Mubarak. Motivating this was the desire to begin dismantling the repressive bureaucratic state machinery they had suffered under and replace it with a democratic government that would be guided by their needs and hopes. Such aspirations served to unite the divergent forces that made Egypt’s political revolution and encourage their grassroots organizing efforts.

Bolivarianism Wins Big (tags)

Venezuela

Complex Chavez Recovery (tags)

Chavez

Obama drops the ball (and Susan Rice) again (tags)

"(T)he confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly -- to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities. That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country." -- Susan RiceSusan Rice, letter to President Obama

Uncertainty about Chavez's Health (tags)

Chavez

Navigating Egypt’s Revolutionary Crisis (tags)

As chaos again envelopes Egypt, the revolution is evolving in new directions, along contradictory and confusing channels. It’s tempting to immediately support the “opposition” to the Muslim Brotherhood’s apparent “power grab,” but the situation in Egypt is more complex. The recent events in Egypt are not simply signs of a healthy revolution, they include immediate dangers.

It's a Business (pt 2) (tags)

Money can so easily change circumstances. Just a little bit can help ease the stress of worrying about how the rent or mortgage will be paid on any given month. A small amount extra can make the difference between getting your kid what they need for school or not, like a new or even used computer or some school clothes. With just a few extra in the way of cash, there may not have to be the monthly juggling act of figuring which bills to pay and which to put off. And making up such seemingly miniscule increments of ground regarding getting current on bills and/or debt can really help take a load off a person's mind, if only until the next paycheck. Most of us have been there, and if not probably will at some point or another in life.

A Zionist in disguise: Prime Minister Erdogan’s phony anti-Israel rhetoric (tags)

Mr Erdogan’s Cairo visit took place in the midst of Israel’s eight-day war on Gaza. Notwithstanding his habitual posturing over Israel’s war crimes, the focal point of his speech at the Cairo University was Syria. The fact remains that for the past 20 years, Turkey, Israel and NATO have maintained a high level of military and political cooperation against Iraq, Iran, Syria and the resistance groups in Palestine and Lebanon. Furthermore, since April 2011, Mr Erdogan’s government has been thoroughly complicit in NATO’s war crimes in Syria.

Why is Obama Silent Over the New Congo War (tags)

The last Congo war that ended in 2003 killed 5.4 million people, the worst humanitarian disaster since World War II. The killing was directly enabled by international silence over the issue; the war was ignored and the causes obscured because governments were backing groups involved in the fighting. Now a new Congo war has begun and the silence is, again, deafening.

A tale of two elections: Venezuelan accountability and U.S. irregularities (tags)

Venezuelan voting machines have verifiable printouts, all parties participate in vote-security preparations and results are available minutes after the polls close. Compare that with U.S. elections that feature voter suppression and unaccountable voting machines.

Obama's Post-Election Militancy (tags)

police state

Fall 2012 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

The Election Over! Where’s Our Change? Our Demands to the President Obama at the Second Term! In This Issue: 1) CCR Commentary 2) FAMILIA LATINA UNIDA Commentary 3) NILC Commentary 4) Petition to Support Sergio 5) Latino voters in 2012 election 6) New Mexico, Border Election Highlights 7) LA council approves ID cards for city residents 8) Anti-Latino Laws Ignite The South

ALL SET FOR NOVEMBER 11 12th JFAV PROTEST MARCH/RALLY IN HOLLYWOOD (tags)

They Served, they Deserved Benefits.” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and its allied organizations announced that they are all set for the biggest demonstration, the 12th JFAV Protest March/Rally in the entertainment capital of the world-Hollywood on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 12;00 noo at Holywood and Vine intersection. For the first time, the JFAV march and rally in Hollywood and not in front of the Federal building in Downtown LA. as it usually does since 1997. Arturo Garcia, JFAV National coordinator explained the rationale for the change in venue : “ The Federal Building in downtown LA is usually closed for the November 11 holiday so all the rallies there are symbolical. Now we will bring it to the eyes entire world an not an empty edifice.” After the post-election victory of re-elected President, the JFAV wrote an appeal and demand letter asking the president to issue an executive order for full recognition of 43,000 Filipino World War II Veterans and their survivors who for more than 66 years were still unrecognized American veterans. Post Obama Election Protest Rally The JFAV stopped the lobby on the US Congress for HR 210 after the GOP controlled House of Representatives refused JFAV a hearing on HR 210 at the House Veterans Affairs Committee last August 2012 even with 96 co-sponsors for the bill.

Haaretz on Obama's Reelection (tags)

Israel

Los Angeles River Artist Business Assoc Shares Hypocrisy with President Joseph Pitruzzelli (tags)

The Los Angeles River Artist Business Association turns a blind Eye to the Blatant Hypocrisy of Their Own President, Joseph Pitruzzelli. Joseph Pitruzzelli is a hypocrite and must go as LARABA's president.

Obama vs. Romney (tags)

The strength of the democrats is the folly and mean-spiritedness of republicans. Programs to support the economy were rejected every time with the sole goal of bad economic data. Romney/Ryan rely on the short memory of voters who blame only Obama for the faltering economy Obstructionism should be the issue.

Dubious Reports About Fidel Castro's Health (tags)

Castro

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.

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.

PHILIPPINES: The ghosts of martial law (tags)

On September 21, forty years ago, President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law. For almost 13-and-a-half years afterwards, the country suffered terribly from a brutal and corrupt dictatorship. Among the victims of the grave violations of human rights under martial law were the following: 3,257 “salvaged” (summarily executed), 35,000 tortured, and 70,000 incarcerated, as documented by historian Alfred McCoy.

What We Say (tags)

It's shocking to see the protests in North Africa and that are spreading throughout the region and the Middle East in response to the film that was made by a small group of people living here in America. There are films made every day in America that have all manner of messages. There are movies that have made fun of or directly insulted any number of religions. Christianity has without a doubt bore the brunt of these films with movies going to all kinds of lengths to make fun of both the religion and Jesus Christ. Judaism no doubt comes in second. Check the record. Agree with the content or not, we are used to having media in our midst that is offensive, if not to ourselves, then to somebody.

QUEREMOS EN CONTEXTO/STOP DISINFORMATION, WE WANT EN CONTEXTO (tags)

LAST YEAR EN CONTEXTO WAS CANCEL. AND FOR A YEAR WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING AND UPHILL BATTLE AGAINST TELEMUNDO TO BRING BACK EN CONTEXTO AND TO STOP CENSORING OF RUBEN LUENGAS.EN CONTEXTO WAS THE DEMOCRACY NOW OF THE LATINO COMMUNITY. SO ON Friday, September 28 at 4:00pm to 6:00 PM at 3000 WEST ALAMEDA AVE BURBANK CALIFORNIA 91523 AT the telemundo head studios they will be a PROTESTA CONTRA CENSURA!

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

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

Mitt and Mormonism: Does It Matter? (tags)

Romney

Wilson Sonsini's Larry Sonsini Asked to Investigate US Ambassador to Japan John Roos (tags)

The request comes amidst revelations that in 2007-2008, OBAMA FOR AMERICA operatives John Roos and Mark Parnes of Wilson Sonsini participated in what appears to be a sophisticated financial scheme to misuse the California Bar Foundation and non-profit entity CaliforniaALL

Romney/Ryanism in Tampa (tags)

corruption

Remembering Gore Vidal (tags)

Gore Vidal

ALLIANCE PHILIPPINES CONDEMNS GMA RELEASE ON BAIL (tags)

“Above the Fray” Like Pontius Pilate, PH President Aquino III washed his hand as the court let former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo filed her bail and was set free from her detention at the Veterans Memorial Hospital. In this scenario, Alliance Philippines (AJLPP), West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia... vehemently condemned this latest charade and travesty of justice. Garcia said that:“ The Alliance, the Filipino American community and all freedom loving people of the United States, detest and must expose this newest political “moro-moro “ of the Aquino III.” Garcia elucidated “ Aquino III actions seems to show that he is above the fray but in reality he tolerates and in cahoots with the schemes against the people.

Philippines: Sorry state of labor presented in pre-SONA forum (tags)

Workers groups today presented the “sorry state of labor” in a forum that served as a buildup activity to the coming counter-SONA protest on Monday. “In his forthcoming SONA (State of the Nation Address), President Benigno Aquino III (P-Noy) will boast of his administration’s so-called inclusive growth. But to workers and the poor, GNP growth only means more ‘Gutom Na Pilipino,’” averred Renato Magtubo, national chair of Partido ng Manggagawa (PM - Labor Party - Philippines).

The Shortwave Report 7/13/12 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

US secretary of state warns Russia, China over Syria (tags)

A meeting about the Syrian crisis attended by representatives of more than 100 countries, including the United States, big European powers and the Arab nations, called in its final statement President Bashar al-Assad to step down as part of a transition in the crisis-torn nation.

Full List of Bilderbergers[]sp] Attendees (tags)

I’ve been dragging my feet on publishing this list because I’m worried that it would fuel excessive negative sentiment against the individuals involved.

Brazil: great President, Congress bad. (tags)

While Dilma Roussef hits each day more, "pulling" the leveling of interest of the Brazilian public debt to international levels and begins to devise an industrial policy firmly grounded in a serious exchange rate policy and in science and technology, in addition to important tax cuts, Congress is the scene of successive corruption scandals, all them originated in the corporate

President Obama threatens Iran and Syria: "I will always stand with Israel" (tags)

Ever since the 2008 presidential campaign, President Obama has been using the Holocaust to justify his his war threats against Iran and “unshakeable commitment to Israel's security”. Mr Obama's latest Holocaust remembrance speech on April 23rd targeted Syria as well as Iran.

Filipino workers band together for a stronger labor front (tags)

SENTRO vows to fight for wages, secure jobs and other long-standing issues

Los Angeles River Artist Business Assoc. President Joseph Pitruzzelli Shows His Hypocrisy (tags)

LARABA cares so much about Mental Health Court in the Arts District. But what about the actual Artists harassed out of their studios by your own president? (REPRINT FROM LAArtsDistrictBlogs.com)

PHILIPPINES: How to Slay the Oil Price Monster (tags)

Leaders are elected in order to take decisive action to solve problems. What is demanded from a leader is–after a careful weighing of costs and benefits–action that cuts the Gordian Knot of a seemingly complex reality.

President of Los Angeles River Artists and Business Assoc. Harassing Arts District Artist (tags)

Is the new token President of Los Angeles River Artists and Business Assoc., Joseph Pitruzzelli, a blatant hypocrite for attempting to violate an artists first amendment rights? The artist seems to think so, calling Joseph Pitruzzelli one of "The Anti-Artists of the Arts District". Is Joseph Pitruzzelli self fulfilling the artist's own prophecy with this law suit?

“Severely Conservative” (tags)

Mitt Romney's remark last February that he was a "severely conservative" governor of Massachusetts highlighted the love of discipline that holds the radical Right in general and the Republican Party in particular and reconciles their rejection of a role for government in the economy with their insistence that government aggressively enforce "traditional moral values."

The Criminal Class in Washington is Bipartisan (tags)

politics

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

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

Falling In Line (tags)

It is easy to get sucked into the ups and downs of elections. This year's presidential campaign is no different. The idea it's anybody's race and can go any way at any time gets played over and over for us like a two song playlist on repeat and shuffle. Except this two song playlist has added live commentary telling us every time that there is the distinct possibility the song could end up differently than we pretty much already know it will end up. We keep hearing in convincing fashion there is still the chance it could go differently this time. Yet if we've been paying attention we may see... well a distinct pattern perhaps.

Philippines: Annoying P-Noy (tags)

Because the Reds have time and again failed to sell to the majority of Filipinos their offered prescriptions to our national problems, they’ve resorted to all sorts of gimmicks in order to get our attention.

The New Walking Dead (tags)

They created the crisis and they offers now as the saviors. 2012 can not bring anything good having put wolves caring the hen house.

Obama's Broken Resolutions and Occupy White House (tags)

Generalized security requires a social net, not lies and trillions to the banks. There has been a 30-year war in which the voice of business became louder. The financial sector must be shriveled. Private losses cannot become public losses. 14 million jobs can be created.

Socialists protest exclusion from California primary (tags)

When California Secretary of State Debra Bowen released the names of presidential candidates to be listed on the ballot for the June 5 state primary, she omitted two of four candidates submitted by the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) electoral coalition: Stephen Durham of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Peta Lindsay of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).

Repeal NAFTA to Restore Mexico's Economic Stability (tags)

The economic crisis in Mexico was worsened by the passage of NAFTA free trade agreement. Currently the neoliberal and neoconservative status quo politicians have appeared unable to try to repeal NAFTA, as if the document were written in stone and handed to William "Moses" Clinton by none other than God. Reality is that NAFTA was crafted by some very deceptive human beings who placed the interest of profits for corporations above the well being of the people of the U.S. and Mexico.

Black America Paralyzed, Powerless, Irrelevant: Year 4 of the Obama Era (tags)

Black America Still Paralyzed, Powerless, Irrelevant: Year 4 of the Obama Era

GE and the rest of us (tags)

GE and the rest of us

THE 'FATHERIZATION' IN THE USA ELECTIONS (tags)

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

Labor Candidate Stewart Alexander Calls for a Basic Income Guaranteed (tags)

Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander says, “Wall Street has a basic income guaranteed; it is called, too big to fail. The time has now come to introduce a basic income guarantee that will help meet the basic needs of the unemployed, the poor, the elderly, college students, the homeless, the basic needs of veterans, single parents, and the disabled.”

Behaving Honorably (tags)

Recently in addressing the issue of withdrawing troops from Iraq President Obama discussed the idea that to do so was honoring the troops that made so many sacrifices there. He discussed the idea that ending our mission there was the right thing to do. He essentially asserted that by ending the conflicts there and focusing on our home front that we as a nation were behaving honorably. He discussed honoring the Bush timeline as the right thing to do, though he didn't necessarily use those words.

Pulongbayan with Amb. Cusia in LA: Cusia Brags About US-RP Military Support vs China (tags)

Saying he was received with warmth in Los Angeles by the Filipino American community from the cold spell in the East Coast, Ambassador Jose L. Cusia Jr. regaled the capacity crowd with facts and figures on Filipino-American relations. The EPCC NEWS reported today that the newly designated Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Cusia held a Pulongbayan at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General at 3600 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles last Friday Night, December 2, 2010 He was on his way to the 10th NAFFAA Regional Conference in San Diego on December 3, 2011 as a guest speaker.

Election 2012: Unemployment Drop a Sham According to Socialist Party Ticket (tags)

The Alexander/Mendoza campaign calls for a real jobs program, as well as protecting public sector jobs which have been faltering since the economic crisis began. They say that spending billions of dollars on incentives for businesses doesn’t get the job done – rather they call for the government to create jobs directly.

Greg Palast Presents "Vultures’ Picnic" in San Diego (tags)

Though Greg Palast presented the manuscript of his book "Vultures' Picnic" to his publisher well before the Occupy movement started, when he spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote the book he made the line, "This is why we occupy," the refrain of his speech. Palast framed his tales of corporate greed and government enabling into a brief of support for the Occupy movement and its challenge to the "1 percent."

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

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

Philippines: No state burial for Marcos is step toward justice (tags)

Akbayan Party lauded President Aquino’s declaration that the administration will not accord a state burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, saying that this is a positive step toward the issuance of justice and rectification of Marcos’ atrocities during the Martial Law.

Obama In LA this Monday Oct 24th (tags)

President Barack Obama in town this coming Monday, October 24

Socialist Party Taps Stewart Alexander for President (tags)

Alexander, who prides himself on his working-class background, maintains that the Socialist Party historically has been ?the true representative of the Left,? a point he hopes to drive home not only to disillusioned progressives, but to millions of working-class and poor Americans who have been mercilessly pummeled during the current economic crisis ? a near-catastrophic downturn caused almost entirely by the recklessness and avarice of those on Wall Street and their overt enablers in the nation?s capital, Democrats and Republicans alike.

Mesbah Yazdi Ordered the Iran US Bomb Plot & Why (tags)

Start playing the music from the Godfather. Marlon Brando did not go out and whack people himself. He hid behind his consigliore Tom Hagen and layers of people sworn to Omerta to protect the Godfather.

BTL:GOP, Big Winners of Trickle-Down Policies, Now Charge They are Victims of "Class Warfa (tags)

Interview with Richard Wolff, professor of economics at New School University, conducted by Scott Harris

The Irvine 11: Guilty of Being Muslims in America (tags)

persecution

Report Back: LA Forum on and Fundraiser for Haiti (tags)

Over 200 people, overwhelmingly Black people, came out for the Public Forum on and Fundraiser for Haiti. Actor and activist Danny Glover, Pierre Labossiere, co-founder of Haiti Action Committee, and Robert Roth, board member of Haiti Emergency Relief Fund were featured speakers at the event which both helped get the word out about what's happening on the ground in Haiti and raised funds to support the Haitian grassroots. Margaret Prescod, host of KPFK's Sojourner Truth and Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike, chaired.

BTL:New Report Reveals the Roots of Resurgent Islamophobia in America (tags)

Interview with Faiz Shakir, vice president of Think Progress at the Center for American Progress, conducted by Scott Harris

Peace through strength is a fallacy: Mark Hatfield (tags)

"We seem to have lost sight of the fact that every dollar we spend on bombs and bullets means that we are underfunding programs to meet the Nation's desperate human needs: health care, education, our war on drugs, low income housing, prison construction, AIDS research..."

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.

Rwanda in Peril, Ingabire and Ntaganda Behind Bars (tags)

The broadest context of this story is resource war for the mineral and fuel resources require to sustain advanced weapons manufacture and war. I keep reporting the details, but that is the broad context of ongoing repression and peril in Rwanda, and the ongoing holocaust in D.R. Congo.

AQUINO III, MURAD OF MILF HELD TALKS IN TOKYO FOR TWO HOURS (tags)

The Alliance News (AN) learned today through media reports from Manila that President Benigno Aquino III left the country unannounced on Thursday night to hold unprecedented talks with a Muslim rebel leader in Japan. According to AN, Mr. Aquino met for two hours with Murad Ebrahim, chair of the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), in a hotel near the Narita airport in Tokyo on Thursday evening, the first time a Philippine president has met face-to-face with a leader of the rebel group since on-and-off peace talks started 14 years ago. The MILF called Mr. Aquino?s effort a ?grand gesture? that gave ?a tremendous boost to the peace process.? Ghadzali Jaafar, the MILF political affairs chief, said it was ?a fruitful meeting.?

Give Obama A Chance??? (tags)

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

The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction (tags)

economy

Video: Michael Hudson on Democracy Now (tags)

Pushing Crisis: GOP Cries Wolf on Debt Ceiling in Order to Impose Radical Pro-Rich Agenda

Akbayan and the Struggle for a New Philippines (tags)

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

Michele Bachmann: Way Out There in the Blue (tags)

extremism

Closing Guantanamo: President Obama's Failed Promise (tags)

Nicolas Mottas and Myrsini Tsakiri write about President Barack Obama's broken promise to close down the "modern Auschwitz" - the Guantanamo detention camp.

Rally Kicks Off San Diego Pride Events (tags)

San Diego's Queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride events kicked off Friday, July 15 at a rally on the pride festival site in Balboa Park. The featured speakers were New Age author and credentialed minister Marianne Williamson, who talked about marriage equality as a straight supporter who has performed same-sex weddings, and Daniel Hernandez, the young, openly Gay aide to Congressmember Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) who saved her life when she was shot at an outdoor rally in January. But the most powerful speaker was former San Diego Democratic Club president Larry Baza, who powerfully expressed the history of the Queer rights movement and the challenges it faces in the future.

War Is A Crime Preparation for Feb 7, 2012 Cal Primary (tags)

California will be part of Super Tuesday on February 7, 2012 when Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Montana Republican caucuses, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Utah have their presidential primaries. The two peace parties on the California ballot are Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party. Below is a partial list of the war crimes and human rights violations of the current Democrat in the White House.

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

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

Workers Party challenges Philippine President to protect labor rights at Hanjin (tags)

The militant labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) challenged President Benigno Aquino III (PNoy) to uphold and protect workers rights at the giant Hanjin shipyard in Subic, Zambales as complaints mounted of violations of labor and safety standards. Dozens of members of PM and the Philippine Airlines Employees? Association (PALEA) joined the Church-Labor Conference, an alliance of labor and religious organizations that is co-chaired by Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, in a rally this morning at Mendiola in Manila.

U.S. Election 2012- President Obama and Mitt Romney Joke about Unemployment (tags)

U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander says President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney are out of touch with America?s working class. ?It is no laughing matter when your unemployment benefits expire, when you are homeless, when your mortgage is behind, when your kids are hungry, when your car payment is 30 days late, or when you are faced with a stack of unpaid bills.?

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

imperialism

Akbayan to PNoy: leave lasting legacy, finish agrarian reform (tags)

Three days before the commemoration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform law (CARL), advocates who campaigned for the extension and improvement of the law banded together to call on President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to finish the just distribution of all agricultural lands.

BTL:Ousted President Zelaya Returns to Honduras as Repression Continues (tags)

Interview with Dana Frank, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz , conducted by Scott Harris

Continuing Bahraini State Terror (tags)

state terrorism

On the former Philippine President Marcos burial issue (tags)

Open letter to Vice President Jejomar Binay on the Marcos hero's burial issue

Bin Laden: Justice or Revenge? (tags)

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

Senseless Killings of Activists in the Philippines must be Stopped (tags)

Florita "Nang Flor" Caya, Elpidio "Jojo" Malinao, Noriel Salazar - some of the recent slain activists in the Philippines.

OBAMA MUST FULFILL HIS PROMISE ON IMMIGRATION- EPCC (tags)

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas again promised a ?comprehensive immigration reform? and a ?pathways to citizenship? to get Latino votes in the campaign for the coming 2011 elections. The EPCC stated that ? the EPCC is happy that the president and the Democratic Party is working to make their promise a reality. But he must do it now or before the election year, or else he will lose more popular votes?

Forum on Venezuela in LA May 8, A Resounding Success (tags)

- Last Sunday, Mother?s Day, the Los Angeles forum about Venezuela?s Bolivarian Revolution, featuring attorney and author Eva Golinger and a panel of Venezuela experts was a success. The forum that was held at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wislhire featured speaker was and Eva Golinger is a foreign policy advisor to the Venezuelan government, led by President Hugo Chavez.

Is FCGOA President Guy James Now Playing The Rat Card in His Attempt to Take Total Control (tags)

What's Really Going on at FCGOA?

Marcos is not a hero! Protest the plan to make him one! (tags)

FERDINAND E. MARCOS is not a hero to the Filipino people. His martial law regime sent hundreds of thousands to jail, made people 'desaparecidos' because of their political beliefs. He is now being elevated to become a "hero" and plans are afoot by his families and allies to have him interred in Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of Heroes).

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

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

Sandor Samuels is asked to stop fraud against California homeowner (tags)

Bet Tzedek - The House of Justice - President Sandor Samuels is asked to help in stopping fraud by Bank of America against a homeowner in the Los Angeles Superior Court ____ As Chief Legal Counsel of Countrywide and Associate General Counsel of Bank of America Sandor Samuels was integral to one of the largest frauds in the history of mankind - against the US taxpayers, against shareholders, and against homeowners from coast to coast. More recently he expressed his commitment to "repairing the world".

FCGOA Pres Guy James SELLS-OUT 188 Securitas Officers Working at ESPN in Conn For $75,000 (tags)

After GUY JAMES SOLD-OUT These Securitas Officers, Securitas Lost the Contract and the Majority of These 188 Officers Lost Their Jobs Including the Lead Organizer for FCGOA

A War is a War is a War and It Ain't Gonna Be Cheap (tags)

If you ask liberal talking heads like Ed Schultz and other Nattering Nabobs of Progressivism, who would support Dick Cheney if he was a Democrat, they'll tell you, "Well, this is a cheaper war, a Democrat war and besides, it's not a war."

Queer Democrats Oppose Initiative to Add Non-Elected Members to School Board (tags)

Two multimillionaires, Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs and hedge-fund CEO Rod Dammeyer, are sponsoring an initiative called “San Diegans 4 Great Schools” to add four non-elected members to the board of the San Diego Unified School District. The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club debated this initiative March 24 and passed a motion urging voters not to sign to put it on the ballot. Among their concerns were the potential dilution of voter input on the school board, the presence of the president of Roman Catholic Church-owned University of San Diego on the panel of nine people making the appointments, and the ways paid signature gatherers routinely lie about what initiatives will do in order to get people to sign them. The club heard from Scott Himmelmeyer, USD employee and spokesperson for the initiative, as well as current school board president Richard Barrera speaking for and against it, respectively.

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

March 19 Anti-War Protesters Target Obama (tags)

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

Los Angeles Jewish Community Should Investigate Alleged Racketeering Among Its Leaders… (tags)

Los Angeles, March 22 – Human Rights Alert (NGO) and Joseph Zernik, PhD, launched a petition, calling on Los Angeles Jewish community to investigate allegations of racketeering by leaders of its organizations. ____ Please sign the Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/racketeering-in-LA-Jewish-Community/

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!

Obama's Lawless Authorization of Military Commissions Injustice (tags)

lawlessness

BTL:Human Rights Groups Pursue Indictment of George W. Bush for Authorizing Torture (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.

Chavez, Venezuela y la Nueva Latinoamerica (tags)

Video Screening of Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America

Essentials on the situation in Egyp (tags)

"Then, over the weekend, came the public statement by Frank Wisner, the former ambassador to Cairo tapped by the Obama administration to serve as its envoy to Mubarak. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Wisner declared, “President Mubarak remains utterly critical in the days ahead as we sort our way toward the future.” He added that the dictator “must stay in office in order to steer those changes through.” The State Department immediately responded that Wisner was speaking in a personal capacity and had not cleared his remarks first with the US government. While mortified that Wisner had the audacity to say publicly what the administration—behind all its phony rhetoric about democracy—is actually doing, no one disputed the content of Wisner’s statement. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs found a somewhat more elegant way to echo Wisner’s view, declaring that the issue was one of “process not personality.”

Democrat Obama Chooses anti-union, anti-gay Charlotte NC for 2012 convention (tags)

In choosing Charlotte, North Carolina to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, President Obama selected a city with no unionized hotels, a non-union convention center, and the least union membership of the four options. AND Charlotte is not a friendly place for LGBT people.

Appointment of Ronald Llamas as Philippine Presidential Adviser for Political Affair (tags)

Akbayan Youth, the Movement for the Advancement of Student Power (MASP), and the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) welcome President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino’s (PNoy) appointment of Akbayan Party President Ronald Llamas as Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs. This appointment proves the president’s commitment to a pluralist government open to progressive politics.

BTL:Former President Aristide's Attorney: Washington Gave "Green Light" for Duvalier's Arr (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.

U.S. Election 2012: Weak Labor Demands, Bad News for Obama (tags)

Alexander says he has a plan that will create employment for working people; he refers to his plan as “A Better Deal.” Alexander’s plan would create employment in housing restoring existing homes and building low income housing; automobile manufacturing building electric cars and light rail automobiles; building mass transportation; and repairing the nation’s infrastructure. Establishing a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is one unique element of A Better Deal. Alexander is proposing a UBI that will help to relieve poverty and homelessness.

Obama in Tucson: Shame, Hypocrisy and Deceit (tags)

core issues ignored

Wikileaks Scandal Hits paraguayan president Fernando Lugo (tags)

Wikileaks scandal explodes in Paraguay: president Lugo is an U.S. and USAID agent

Hail to the Chief: Spinning Obama's Presidency (tags)

spinning betrayal

WIKILEAKS SCANDAL EXPLODES IN PARAGUAY (tags)

U.S and USAID AGENT IS THE PRESIDENT OF PARAGUAY

Will Hector Lopez be Free in Time for Midnight Mass? (tags)

Although 21-year-old Hector Lopez has reportedly been told that he can be released from a migrant detention center in Florence, AZ, he has also been advised that the paperwork for his release cannot be completed until after Christmas. But Dallas immigration advocate Ralph Isenberg is pressing for a pre-Christmas release.

Will Peace Break out in the Philippines? (tags)

Will peace break out at last? Much hope has been sparked by the coming resumption of peace talks between the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the Aquino government. Undoubtedly, this optimism stems from the widespread public perception that President Benigno Aquino III is genuinely interested in ending the four-decade-long war between the NDF and the Philippine government.

Desperate to stop the "truth telling" (tags)

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

BTL:Jim Hightower Urges Progressives to Stand Up and Take Action After GOP Election Gains (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.

FILVET WIDOWS PRESS RIGHTS, BACK LAWSUITS (tags)

The lawsuits were borne out of the deep frustration, anger and longing of veterans and families to seek recognition and justice. The US Congress failed to deliver justice and so people have the right to seek the power of the courts to tell Congress to do its job.” That was the response sent by three veterans groups to this writer’s blog last Nov. 17 that discussed the repercussions of lawsuits filed by Filipino World War II veterans, their widows and supporters on Capitol Hill. The rejoinder bore the names of Dolly Castillo, Coordinator of the Filipino-American WWII Veterans’ Widows of Washington in Seattle, WA; Maria Galang, President of the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) in San Francisco, CA; and Jovy Alejandrino, Vice President of the Senior Pilipino-Americans for Community Empowerment (SPACE) in Los Angeles, CA.

The New York Times Again Censoring WikiLeaks (tags)

willful New York Times censorship

Philippine Airlines workers protest, appeals to Philippine President to stop layoff (tags)

The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) today returned to Mendiola for a rally to appeal to President Benigno Aquino III to stop the mass layoff of 2,600 employees at Philippine Airlines (PAL). PALEA submitted a formal petition to the Office of the President appealing for presidential intervention to suspend the implementation of the Baldoz decision pending its review.

Obama's Fake Muslim Outreach (tags)

Obama's agenda belies his rhetoric

KARL ROVE & HIS ELITE $$ CABAL HAVE CORRUPTED OUR ELECTION$ WITH SECRET SLUSH $$$ (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS WANTS ALL OUR AMERICAN VOTERS FROM ALL VARIOUS POLITICAL PERSUASIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS SINISTER KARL ROVE CABAL HAVE ATTEMPTED TO IMPOSE ON OUR CURRENT & FUTURE U.S. ELECTION$.

Electoral Coup d'Etats (tags)

Examples on world, national and condo levels

Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club (tags)

The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure.

The Selling of the Woodrow Wilson Center (tags)

The DC-based Woodrow Wilson Center, established by Congress, has sold out to corporate America and political interests. Its president, former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton, has questionable corporate links.

Ecuador's Correa Haunted by Honduras (tags)

"The co-ordinated actions in various cities, the takeover of Quito's airport by a section of the armed forces – all this indicated a planned coup attempt."

Kick It Like Roosevelt (tags)

The October 2 "One Nation" demonstration in Washington DC is a call for government job creation in the face of mass unemployment and human pain. FDR's creation of 4 million jobs within 4 months is an example of government responding to crisis.

Endorse: Labor Activists Condemn FBI Repression (tags)

Like Dr. King before us, we will not be silenced.

Obama's Justice Dept's Forbidden Words & Spying on Skype, Facebook, Blackberry (tags)

The forbidden fruit always tastes the best, and here are Obama's Justice Dept's forbidden words that were the basis for the latest invasion of peace activists' homes and grand jury subpoenas: PALESTINE, SOCIALISM, CLASS STRUGGLE, IMPERIALISM, REVOLUTION, MARXISM, TROTSKYISM. Learn those words early and repeat them loudly everywhere.

Green U.S. Senate Candidate Warns Immigrant Rights Supporters to 'Beware of the Democrats' (tags)

"Last year, President Obama appointed Janet Napolitano to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. When Napolitano was Democratic Governor of Arizona, she was a close ally of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and lobbied the Bush administration on his behalf to give his army of deputies the power to arrest undocumented workers under provisions of 287(g).

Destroy Talk Radio and Fox News! (tags)

In order to reverse the seemingly inexorable march of American political and popular opinion to the Right, progressives and the Left in general MUST confront the power of talk radio and Fox News as Right-wing propaganda outlets that are brainwashing millions of Americans. This article, published as the editorial in the September 2010 Zenger's Newsmagazine, calls for a worldwide boycott of advertisers on talk radio and Fox News until the shareholders and managers of these corporations realize that their subsidy of Right-wing nutcase politics is going to hurt their bottom lines.

FCGOA Defeats UGSOA Once Again 70 to 23 in a Humiliating Defeat at the DOJ (tags)

A Strong Labor Union requires that it's members understand that the Union is theirs and that the Union leadership be attuned to the desires of the members. Obviously UGSOA President Desiree Sullivan doesn't understand this...BUT FCGOA Does. That's Why the 340 Officers Working at both The Department of Justice DOJ and ICE Headquarters Voted for FCGOA.

FCGOA Defeats UGSOA at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters in Wash DC (tags)

"Today's VICTORY by FCGOA against UGSOA and it's UGSOA Local 44 sends a clear message to UGSOA President Desiree Sullivan that all is NOT Well at UGSOA" Stated FCGOA President Guy James.

US Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Dismisses Obama’s Jobless Recovery (tags)

Alexander says financing the war and the U.S. occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan is costing U.S. jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars that could be used to rebuild and repair our nation’s infrastructure; “The war and occupation is taking the U.S. economy into a full scale depression.”

W Bush's,Barack Obama's Mass Murderer Robert Gates Says Wikileaks Has 'Blood On Its Hands' (tags)

If anyone can prove that WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange HAS EVER SHAKEN HANDS WITH EITHER BARACK OSAMA OBAMA OR HIS AND W BUSH'S SECRETARY OF WAR FRAUD ROBERT GATES,THEN HE SHOULD LOOK CLOSELY - THERE MAY LITERALLY BE BLOOD ON HIS HANDS JUST AS GATES CLAIMS !

An Appeal to Bolivia: Withdraw from the U.N. Occupying Force in Haiti (tags)

Members of Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike, GWS/LA and the weekly vigil for Haiti visited the Bolivian Consulate in L.A. Their concern: Bolivia's ongoing participation in the U.N. force that's been occupying Haiti since the 2004 coup which removed the democratically-elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The recent earthquake has been used as an excuse to further militarize most aspects of Haitian society, say sources on the ground there.

PHILIPPINES: Keeping an eye on Aquino’s commitment to change (tags)

MANILA - The new administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III begins with an extremely high trust rating of 88 percent – higher than any of the post-dictatorship presidents. This is a measure of people’s belief in the commitment of the Aquino administration to reverse the anti-poor policies implemented during the regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Was UGSOA President Desiree Sullivan Paid-Off To Disclaim Interest in a Wash D.C. Unit??? (tags)

In The Words of UGSOA Local 52 President Robert Nowosielski "Something is Very Fishy Here"."Something Smells..If You Check Very Deep"

Over 300 UGSOA Officers Working at The DOJ and ICE Facilites are Revolting Against UGSOA (tags)

The revolt by these 300 UGSOA members to join FCGOA is just the tip of the iceberg as Hundreds of UGSOA all Over the Country are Signing up with FCGOA.

LULA AND "LOS GRINGOS (tags)

The Brazilian corpses in the closets of the White House.

THE TALES OF TWO FAMILIES; PAKISTAN AND THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

It is interesting to study the tale of two political families in Asia. One in Pakistan. The other is the Philippines. The present president of Pakistan is the husband of martyr president Benazir Bhutto- Asif Ali Zardani while in the Philippines, the upcoming president is the son of the former president, Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

Passing of John Delloro (tags)

John Delloro, a dynamic young FilAm labor organizer who helped expand labor education in the Los Angeles community colleges suffered a fatal heart attack.

ISRAELI TV SHOW DOUBLE-CROSSES BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT (tags)

To laugh... of the Israelis.

Fearless Forecast: A Shaky Aquino Presidency Seen in the Philippines (tags)

Despite the election of Benigno Aquino III as the presumptive president of the Philippines, the political scene in the Philippines for the next six years is far from being an orderly and a stable nation. While Aquino got the executive post, the legislative and the judicial positions including the Supreme Court are his problems as well as the control of regional, provincial and mayoral positions that are in the control of his perceived enemies. In Congress, at the house of representatives, LP bet for Speaker , Quezon City Mayor Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte is confident of becoming Speaker. He said that he would get the support of not only some 30 Lakas “originals” but also of party-list, Nacionalista Party (NP) and Nationalist People’s Coalition contingents in the House. The LP has only 37 elected members.Belmonte said he had even talked to the NP president, Sen. Manuel Villar,

Marcoses come close to full circle (tags)

With three of them now holding elective posts – including one senator – the Marcoses have come close to full circle.

Breaking News: The UGSOA Could Be on The Verge of Bankruptcy! (tags)

UGSOA May 2010 LM-Reports Filed by UGSOA President Desiree Sullivan with the Department Of Labor Clearly Show UGSOA's Net Assets at Just $97,564

Los Angeles Right to Housing Collective Fights for Tenant Rights (tags)

City Council made tenants wait over five hours before declining to vote on a moratorium against rent increases.When tenants voiced their anger, frustration and disappointment by chanting loudly in Council Chambers, Acting President Dennis Zine ordered Los Angeles Police Department to remove tenants from council. About 30 LAPD officers began roughly forcing tenants out of Council chambers.

Massacre in Thailand: Obama's Bloody Hands (tags)

When the White House is quiet as protestors are butchered in the streets of Bangkok Thailand, suspicions are raised. Silence often equals complicacy. One can only imagine what the U.S.’ response would be to a Venezuelan government slaughter: the U.S. media and Obama would loudly condemn such an act, in contrast to the muted response to Thailand’s blood bath. The history of U.S.-Thailand relations explains why. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. used Thailand as one of the main “anti-communist” bulwarks in an area that included China, Vietnam, Burma, and other countries that were challenging capitalism.

WHAT A GREAT WAY FOR IRANS & OUR AMERICAN LEADERS 2 START A NEW FOUNDATION OF TRUST !!! (tags)

WHAT A GREAT WAY FOR IRANS LEADERS & OUR AMERICAN LEADERS 2 START A NEW FOUNDATION OF TRUST IN A FUTURE WORLD OF PEACE !!!

curious - The wreath has fallen to the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich 17/05/2010 (tags)

curious - The wreath has fallen to the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich 17/05/2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE7SkSklXcQ

Emergency Brake for Speculators (tags)

The private indebtedness brought about by unscrupulous financial managers mainly in the US was almost completely transferred to state budgets.

Reverend Rick Warren on Trial, in the Court of Public Opinion (tags)

Rev. Rick Warren, the best known advocate of California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban, has staked his reputation as an international humanitarian on his alliance with Kagame, and on his Rwandan and Ugandan HIV/AIDS ministries, which are infamous for hijacking PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, in service to his abstinence-only-until-heterosexual-married -monogamy-for-life agenda. And now Kagame has been sued, in an Oklahoma Court, for guilt in the Rwanda Genocide and the Congo War, which have together cost 7 million African lives.

Lawsuit alleges Rwandan President triggered Rwanda Genocide (tags)

Oklahoma City - On Thursday, 04.29.2010, three attorneys filed a wrongful death lawsuit, in an Oklahoma City federal court, alleging that Rwandan President Paul Kagame ordered the political assassinations that triggered the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.

Los Angeles Marches Against Racist Arizona Law (PHOTOS) (tags)

Over 100,000 march to protest racist Arizona "immigration" law; diverse crowd shows broad support against law

PHILIPPINES: Sanlakas party to file plunder raps vs Villar (tags)

MANILA, Philippines - Party-list group Sanlakas will file a plunder case against Nacionalista Party presidential bet Manny Villar based on land-grabbing allegations.

GEN DANNY LIM; Esperon, Senga Involved in ’06 plot (tags)

PESANTE NEWS today learned by media sources that now it can be told—again. This time straight from the horse’s mouth as it were. Detained Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim, a candidate for senator, on Friday claimed that the then Armed Forces Chief Gen. Generoso Senga and Army Chief Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. were his accomplices in the failed February 2006 coup plot. Lim, who appeared to be acknowledging for the first time his leadership role in the Feb. 23, 2006, coup plot, claimed that Senga and Esperon had betrayed him and his fellow plotters for what he described as “political enticements” from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. “These people are turncoats and rabid opportunists. Durin

Seabrook Nuclear Officers Votes AGAINST UGSOA and Their Acting President Desiree Sullivan (tags)

With the upcoming UGSOA International election coming in may "This Seabrook Nuclear Election Clearly Sends a NO Confidence Vote AGAINST Desiree Sullivan and the Future Existence of UGSOA" stated a UGSOA member who is thinking of challenging Desiree Sullivan for the presidency in may of 2010

Venezuela: Coup and Countercoup, Revolution (tags)

"But the coup resistance grew to millions of people, flooding the areas surrounding the presidential palace, and the presidential guard, still loyal to Chavez, moved to retake the palace. Word of the resistance reached military barracks throughout the country, and one in Maracay, outside of Caracas, acted quickly to locate and rescue Chavez and return him to the presidential palace.??By the early morning hours of April 14, Chavez had returned, brought back by the will and power of the Venezuelan people and the loyal armed forces.??These events changed Venezuela forever and awoke the consciousness of many who had underestimated the importance and vulnerability of their Revolution."

UGSOA President James Carney JUMPS SHIP. FCGOA is Ready to Take The Helm. (tags)

Federal Contract Guards of America FCGOA President Guy James stated "FCGOA is ready and able to represent the many UGSOA Security Police Professionals who wish to leave the United Government Security Officers of America UGSOA to join our organization FCGOA"

666 Revealed: Rafik Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon (tags)

666 Revealed: Rafik Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon

The American military/industrial complex [Gen Petraeus] says (tags)

Israel’s insults to the US are becoming tiresome and a danger to the US..

Dick Cheney In LA 3/27 (tags)

Dick Cheney Coming to LA's Biltmore Hotel, (Tickets Still Available!). To be awarded the Statesmanship Award.

PGMA Appoints Her Man-Lt.Gen. Delfin (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) greeted with scorn and disgust the designation of President Gloria M. Arroyo of Gen. Delfin Bangit, a former spy master called the “emperor,” as chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo announced to reporters Monday the appointment of Bangit, who headed the Presidential Security Group (PSG) during three coup attempts against her administration.

“Hail to the Cheat,” a political novel, by Ted Venetoulis - A Review (tags)

Americans need a good laugh. After eight years of Dubya, and one year of President Barack Obama, who prefers to be loved and not feared, a political spoof has arrived to save the day. It’s Ted Venetoulis’ fun-filled novel, “Hail to the Cheat.” President Lance Billingsley gets caught by the First Lady, Jessica Berringer, “doing” her dear friend, Sondra Heatherstone, on the carpet and in the buff in the Oval Office! Fireworks quickly erupt!

Students Support Worker Demands for Independent Unions and End to Abuses (tags)

Monday, March 1, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - The student movement made an unexpected move in solidarity with university employees in a large-scale action at Pomona College, a private institution and part of the Claremont consortium of colleges at the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. Well over a hundred students joined with numerous employees of the three campus dining commons, other Pomona employees, and a few faculty members to deliver a petition to Pomona President Oxtoby.

America's Supremes: Court Over Constitution (tags)

America governs lawlessly

Cory Aquino and GMA; Similar scorecards (tags)

(The EPCC NEWS decided to reprint the editorial of the Inquirer in Manila to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the EDSA People's Uprising) On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, it might be useful to review the records of the two beneficiaries of Edsa 1 and Edsa 2: the late President Corazon C. Aquino and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. We will then see if the nation has attained some progress in the past 24 years.

War Criminal Alex Haig Praised by Obama (tags)

People are known by the company they keep and Democrat Obama's praise for the late war criminal Republican General Alexander Haig is the latest sign that we are dealing with yet another fascist president, EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE LAST FASCIST PRESIDENT, GEORGE BUSH. The biography of war criminal Haig (1924-2010) is below.

BRAZILIAN GOVERNOR QUOTED FOR VICE-PRESIDENT OF CANDIDATE JOSÉ SERRA IS ARRESTED (tags)

n Brazil all of the lambs are wolves.

GMA's Game of Musical Chairs in the AFP (tags)

PESANTE NEWS based in Los Angeles learned today through news sources in Manila that some questions are circulating at the AFP. Will there be a new face at the helm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) by March or will President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo stick it out with current military chief Gen. Victor Ibrado? Ibrado is due to retire on March 10, the day before the election appointments ban takes effect. The president is barred from making new appointments two months before the elections and until the end of her term.

FACLA SNAFU: FACLA Minority Board Appoints New Directors (tags)

The FACLA imbroglio turns for the worst. After two more FACLA directors resigned due to more impending cases to be filed against FACLA board of directors Meng Gatus and Benjie Lopez, the minority FACLA Board appointed and sworn into office two new appointed directors last February 11.

Queer Democrats Split on 79th Assembly District Race (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club revealed itself dramatically split in the Democratic primary race for the 79th Assembly District. City Council president Ben Hueso is running a classic “insider” campaign, relying on major endorsements and fundraising clout. His principal challenger, Sweetwater Union High School District board member Pearl Quiñones, is seeking the office in a progressive grass-roots campaign in the tradition of Assemblymember Lori Saldaña (who endorses her) and City Councilmember Donna Frye. The club was unable to reach the 60 percent threshold needed for an endorsement, and ultimately voted to rate both candidates “acceptable.”

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

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

The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti (tags)

"A US military occupation of Haiti under the guise of earthquake disaster ‘relief’ would give Washington and private business interests tied to it a geopolitical prize of the first order. Prior to the January 12 quake, the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince was the fifth largest US embassy in the world, comparable to its embassies in such geopolitically strategic places as Berlin and Beijing.[17] With huge new oil finds off Cuba being exploited by Russian companies, with clear indications that Haiti contains similar vast untapped oil as well as gold, copper, uranium and iridium, with Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela as a neighbor to the south of Haiti, a return of Aristide or any popular leader committed to developing the resources for the people of Haiti, -- the poorest nation in the Americas -- would constitute a devastating blow to the world’s sole Superpower. The fact that in the aftermath of the earthquake, UN Haiti Special Envoy Bill Clinton joined forces with Aristide foe George W. Bush to create something called the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund ought to give everyone pause. According to Marguerite Laurent ('Ezili Dantò') of the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network, under the guise of emergency relief work, the US, France and Canada are engaged in a balkanization of the island for future mineral control. She reports rumors that Canada wants the North of Haiti where Canadian mining interests are already present. The US wants Port-au-Prince and the island of La Gonaive just offshore – an area identified in Aristide’s development book as having vast oil resources, and which is bitterly contested by France. She further states that China, with UN veto power over the de facto UN-occupied country, may have something to say against such a US-France-Canada carve up of the vast wealth of the nation."

More Than One (tags)

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

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.

More Army troops deployed to W. Visayas to crush Reds (tags)

PESANTE NEWS learned today from media sources from Cebu City that the Army has deployed more troops in Western Visayas, just months before the June 2010 deadline set by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to strategically defeat the communist-led insurgency. The Army's 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) based in Jamindan town, Capiz on Monday formally deployed 190 soldiers to units on the islands of Negros, Panay and parts of Mindanao, 3ID public information officer 1st Lt. Mark Andrew Posadas said in a statement.

Demo for Mumia Wed 01-20, 5 PM downtown LA fed bldg (tags)

The previously called demonstration to save Mumia's life and free him will take place Wed Jan 20 at 5 PM outside the downtown LA federal building on Los Angeles Street (corner Temple). Be there ane let people know. Other info below from Mumia's lawyer:

FACLA President, 3 FACLA directors, suspended (tags)

The fratricidal intramurals in the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) turned for the worst when the FACLA board of directors last January 7 meeting suspends its president and three of its board of directors. EPCC NEWS learned today that FACLA newly elected president Gregorio “Meng “ Gatus, first vice president Paul Julian, Rita Dinsay and Linda Nery were suspended in the latest board of directors meeting presided by acting president Mandy Francisco. EPCC NEWS learned through unnamed sources that the motion was initiated by Alfonso “ Al” Aquino, a newly appointed FACLA director.

Michelle Jackson: Sign-Language Interpreter, First Female San Diego Leatherboys President (tags)

Michelle Jackson knew she was going to be interested in languages from the age of five,when her father took her across the border from San Diego to Tijuana and she heard Spanish for the first time. In college she studied American Sign Language (ASL) and ultimately made her living as an interpreter for the deaf community. It was a job she took to interpret at a San Diego Leatherfest that led her to the Leather/kink/BDSM community — and she's become an energetic activist in it, serving as Ms. San Diego Leather 2005 and recently being elected the first female president of the San Diego Leatherboys.

The Shortwave Report 01/01 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Chávez: Netherlands and U.S. Planning Military Aggression Against Venezuela from Dutch Ant (tags)

"Today each year about 9.2 million children die before reaching their fifth year and 99.9 percent of these deaths occur in poorer countries. Infant mortality is 47 deaths per thousand live births, but is only 5 per thousand in rich countries. Life expectancy on the planet is 67 years, in rich countries it is 79, while in some poor nations is only 40 years. Additionally, there are 1.1 billion people without access to drinking water, 2.6 billion without sanitation services, over 800 million illiterate and 1.02 billion hungry people, that’s the global scenario. Now the cause, what is the cause? Let’s talk about the cause, let’s not evade responsibilities, and let’s not evade the depth of this problem. The cause, undoubtedly, I return to the theme of this whole disastrous panorama, is the destructive metabolic system of capital and its embodied model: Capitalism."

TIME’s homage to ‘Saint of Democracy’ is an Insult to Filipinos (tags)

“ it is not only disgusting, it was also very insulting” The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA decried today the TIME magazine homage to the late former President Corazon Aquino . The US bourgeois magazine said: “Long before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolutions that transformed Central and Eastern Europe, Corazon Aquino led the People Power revolution, which toppled the Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos,” US Sen. Richard Lugar wrote in a comment published by Time.

Reform: The Making of a Philippine Presidential Campaign (tags)

There is real possibility for a significant leap in the reform process in the Philippines after the 2010 elections. If, as seems likely at this time, Noynoy Aquino wins the presidency, a number of converging developments could produce the conditions necessary for change. The first is Noynoy himself, who has successfully embodied the political legacy of his mother Cory, and his father Ninoy. This, in turn, has introduced a new dimension of enthusiastic voluntarism to the election campaign. Finally, the people running Noynoy’s campaign constitute the leading core of an enlarged reform constituency.

PHILIPPINES: Leftist Ocampo, Maza guest senatorial candidates of Rightist NP (tags)

MANILA, Philippines - Extreme Left party-list Reps. Satur Ocampo of Bayan Muna (People First) and Liza Maza of Gabriela Women's Party have finally decided to run as guest senatorial candidates of the Nacionalista Party, after Manuel Villar Jr., a billionaire businessman and senator, announced that the NP had severed its ties with the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL - New Society Movement), which was founded by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

It’s My Party and I’ll Crash If I Want To (tags)

Michaele and Tareq Salahi weren’t the first to maneuver past Secret Service. I have done the same thing. Twice....I am pleased that the media who once hoarded the most valuable commodities in America—information and ideas—have been forced to pull extra chairs to the table.

"BARRACKS" OBAMA, THE MERCILESS (tags)

Chronicle of a disguised military dictatorship.

BRAZIL AND IRAN IN THE PRESS (tags)

Meditations "meditabundas" on the press.

MESSAGE TO NEW YORK TIMES (tags)

Journalist that speaks that likes deserves to listen what doesn't want.

For the life and freedom of Cesare Battisti (tags)

Cesare Battisti is on hunger strike since friday, november 13th, in a brazilian prison he is being kept for more than two years, even after he was granted a political refugee status by brazilian government.

The Israelis cannot continue to slaughter women and children (tags)

Without the consent, silent or otherwise, of most of these 50 prominent American Jews listed below.

PESANTE BACKS HLI FARMERS AGAINST DISPLACEMENT (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (PESANTE)-USA support Hacienda Luisita farmers in their dispute as Cojuangco family's deadline for them to cultivate the lands,. Pesante is solidly behind the United Luisita Workers' Union (Ulwu) and Alyansa ng Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala) who are beefing up its forces as they anticipate displacement measures of the Hacienda Luisita, Inc.

Obama Supports Food Inc.'s World Domination and All We Get Is the White House Garden? (tags)

While Michele Obama took the needed steps in tearing out the White House lawn and planting an organic garden, her husband isn't so quick to drop the old pandering to biotechnology habits of big agribusiness corporations. With Obama's chosen staff of Tom Vilsack, Rajiv Shah, and Islam Siddiqui we have a continuation of the revolving door between corporate agribusiness, biotechnology and government regulators.

The Shortwave Report 10/23 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Its Time for A Change at UGSOA. Hough For UGSOA President 2010 (tags)

Its Time The UGSOA Executive Board is Fairly Represented by People of Color!

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

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

World boycott campaign to Chiquita for its support to Honduran coup d'etat (tags)

we are promoting a world campaign to boycott Chiquita which supports the Coup d'Etat in Honduras. It is very important to spread the word in these critical moments and to try to help the Resistence to defeat coup participants.

Please, Mr. President. (tags)

Let me make peace.

Economists Search for New Definition of Well-Being (tags)

To the vulgar materialist, all life consists of cloud-atoms and sky-atoms. A world without spirit is not human.

Rally for Leonard Peltier (tags)

“I am Barack Obama's political prisoner now.” -- Leonard Peltier, September 11, 2009

Landlordism in the Philippines :Hacienda Luisita as large as Makati and Pasig Cities combi (tags)

Pesante NEws reported today through a special report to the Inquirer Daily in the Philippines on a research that Hacienda Luisita is a 6,000-hectare property in Tarlac straddling Tarlac City and the towns of Concepcion and La Paz. It is as large as the cities of Makati (2,986 hectares) and Pasig (3,100 hectares) combined. Hacienda Luisita was originally part of the landholdings of the Compañia General de Tabacos de Filipinas, or Tabacalera. The estate was named after Luisa, wife of Don Antonio Lopez, who headed Tabacalera when it acquired the estate in 1882. It is now owned by the Aquino Family. Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino is running for president this coming elections.

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

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

STOP YOUR SUPPORT TO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATOR AND CORRUPT US-Arroyo Regime (tags)

Deeply inspired by your promise of “Change We Could Believe In” during the last presidential campaign we would like to reiterate our support to your administration. We believed you would put a stop to the bankrupt policies espoused by your opponent, Senator John McCain and his fellow Republicans. With regard to the Philippines, our country of ancestry, we hoped that the “Change” you were talking about would mean a re-thinking of U.S. support for the administration of incumbent President Gloria Arroyo, whose record of corruption and violation of human rights has now surpassed that of the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos.

Twenty Minutes with the President (tags)

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with our 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, while he was out promoting his health care reform initiative. I requested 30 minutes given the scope and detail of my inquiry; they said I could have 20. Twenty minutes, 1200 seconds, not a lot of time to question the President about one of the most important events in our nation’s history. The following is a transcript of our remarkable discussion.

David Swanson’s “Daybreak” is a Wake-Up Call for Patriots (tags)

America is in deep doo doo! It goes beyond the Wall Street-induced financial meltdown. David Swanson’s “Daybreak” book is a wake-up call and a plan for “Citizen Power” action. The Bush-Cheney Gang is gone, but President Obama acts like he is serving out Dubya’s third term. How presidential power was enlarged and the Congress collapsed is good to know. However, how to fight to get our country back from these usurpers, is even more important.

Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela (tags)

"Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes."

Cuban connection: Honduran coup (tags)

"Nodarse has a very long trajectory in Miami mafia circles that do not act only against Cuba, but also against Central America, most recently Honduras. None is safe from the long murderous arm of the counterrevolutionary Cubans of Miami. The fragile democratic institutions of Central America will serve as easy targets for Posada and Nodarse."

Filipino Veterans rejects GMA loyalist Corpus as OVA Chief (tags)

Different veterans groups in the United Stares protests the appointment of retired general Victor Corpus to the RP Embassy by the Philippine president Gloria M. Arroyo. Present Office of the Veterans Affairs (OVA) person is Ret. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana is being replaced by a known GMA psychopath, retired ISAFP general Victor Corpus. Corpus is a know loyal GMA supporter.

Haiti, Honduras -- Occupation is the Crime (tags)

August 12 marked the two-year anniversary of the kidnapping of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, considered by many to be Haiti's next Aristide. Vigils were held around the world on this day: including in Haiti, London, Guyana, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

The Joker as hypocrite (tags)

Obama, like his "Old Man" - just can't keep his mouth shut

FILIPINO -AMERICANS HOLDS MEMORIAL MASSES/PRAYERS FOR PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT CORY (tags)

The Filipino American community held prayer meetings and memorial masses for President Cory Aquino on August 4 and 6 in Los Angeles. On Thursday, August 6, the memorial mass was held at the St.Columban Filipino Church in Historic Filipinotwn Los Angeles. It was led by the Echo Park Community Coalition. Veterans of the anti-martial law movement in the United States and in the Philippines were present at the mass. Fr, john Brannnigan, a friend of the Aquino family and Fr, Frisco Entines, a veteran rights advocate officiated the mass. The solemn mass songs in Filipino was sung by the Parish Generation Choir.

FILAM COMMUNITY HOLDS MEMORIAL MASS FOR PRESIDENT CORY AQUINO, AUG 6 (tags)

The Filipino American community led by the Parish Community of St. Columban Church will hold a memorial mass for President Cory Aquino on the feast of transfiguration on Thursday, 7:00PM - August 6, 2009 at the St. Columban Filipino Church at 125 S. Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90026 in Historic Filipinotown. The endorsing organizations for the memorial mass are the Bangon Pilipino,Bangon Pilipinas, Confederation of Filipino American Organizations (CONFAA)-Carson, Council of Fil-Am Leaders of Southern California, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), Parish Generation Choir of St. Columban and Search to Involve the Pilipino Americans (SIPA).

Mrs. Corazon C, Aquino, 76-11th President of the Philippines (tags)

The Filipino American community in the United States and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) in Los Angeles is united with our compatriots in our motherland in their grief and their celebration of the life the 11th President of our republic, Mrs. Corazon “Tita Cory” Aquino. Mrs. Aquino, a simple housewife, was reluctantly thrust into the center-stage of history with the assassination of her husband, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. in August 21, 1983 and made her mark as an opposition leader and then as a president of the Republic after the dictator was deposed in a people’s power uprising in 1986. Before that, for three significant years, from 1980-83 the Filipino American community was lucky enough to have the Aquino family in exile in Boston, in the east coast until Senator Aquino decided to come home to his martyrdom at the hands of the much hated dictatorship. Then rest is history.

Major increase in violent deaths of Mexican Troops and Federal Police in Michoacan (tags)

In response to a major increase in death and violence in the Mexican President’s home state of Michoacán President Felipe Calderon sent more than 5,500 more troops and federal police to protect, defend and support federal forces and other Mexican law enforcement personal who have taken a stand against the Mexican Drug Cartel known as La Familia.

Lobbyist Lanny Davis Seeks a Rematch with Obama over Honduras Coup (tags)

"And Zelaya is right. Playing along with such talks with an illegitimate coup regime any longer than they've gone on already would be folly. Diplomacy is for dealing with legitimate governments, not for criminals and terrorists. And, Mr. President, even if that story blows over in the news media, because Honduras is a relatively small country, you just know that if the Honduras coup succeeds in remaining in power that other military generals in other Latin American countries are going to take it as a green light to do the same. And when that happens, the next coup - in Bolivia, perhaps? El Salvador? Nicaragua? Or completing the circle from 1955, Guatemala, Señor Presidente? - will be known far and wide as “Obama’s coup,” because your administration will then be accurately perceived as having not lowered the boom – in all the economic, political and judicial ways that everybody knows you can and must do - on its predecessor. Worse, they’ll say you got beat by Lanny Davis. They’ll even say that kooky Lanny fellow was right about you in 2008. Those are his chips on the card table. Now show us yours. ----- Most Damning: Many will come to see that that (facilitate the coups) was what you were "hired" to do?" General Joe

The Coup in Honduras: A Teachable Moment for Obama? (tags)

President Barack Obama‘s main duty under the U.S. Constitution is to see to it that the laws are “faithfully executed.” By a UN Treaty, approved by the Senate, in 1994, torture is against U.S. law. No ifs, ands or buts about it. No exceptions! In Honduras, some apologists for the “de facto” regime, are pretending that they followed the law, when they gave their president the boot. Will Obama play the same “pretend game” on Torture? Stay Tuned. .

Bush, Obama and the Corporate Love Affair (tags)

An analysis of the great similarities in the pro-corporate and war policies of the Bush and Obama administrations in spite of the obvious differences between the two men.

Community protests against Honduran coup (tags)

In Los Angeles activists gathered on July 5th. in MacArthur Park to protest the illegal coup in Honduras.

CONDEMNATION OF HONDURAS COUP BY PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY CHAIR (tags)

Members and friends of the Peace and Freedom Party are encouraged to participate in local rallies protesting the reactionary, anti-democratic military coup in Honduras. As most heads of state and foreign ministers (with the notable exception of Secretary of State Hilary Clinton) have stated, the only acceptable next step is the return of President Zelaya to power, to finish the term to which he was lawfully elected.

OBAMA'S FIRST MILITARY COUP (tags)

[Note: As of 11:15am, Caracas time, President Zelaya is speaking live on Telesur from San Jose, Costa Rica. He has verified the soldiers entered his residence in the early morning hours, firing guns and threatening to kill him and his family if he resisted the coup. He was forced to go with the soldiers who took him to the air base and flew him to Costa Rica. He has requested the U.S. Government make a public statement condemning the coup, otherwise, it will indicate their compliance.] Caracas, Venezuela - The text message that beeped on my cell phone this morning read “Alert, Zelaya has been kidnapped, coup d’etat underway in Honduras, spread the word.” It’s a rude awakening for a Sunday morning, especially for the millions of Hondurans that were preparing to exercise their sacred right to vote today for the first time on a consultative referendum concerning the future convening of a constitutional assembly to reform the constitution. Supposedly at the center of the controversary is today’s scheduled referendum, which is not a binding vote but merely an opinion poll to determine whether or not a majority of Hondurans desire to eventually enter into a process to modify their constitution.

PGMA CONSOLIDATES US FORCES, MEET AND GREET FIL-AM COMMUNITY (tags)

"Ati cupong singsing, metunyan timpukan" With the Kapampangan music sung by the choir, amidst heavy security and with a intimate mostly Kapampangan crowd, Philippine President Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo met and greets the Filipino American community in Los Angeles in a breakfast meeting at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel last Saturday, June 20. The President paid tribute to the Filipino American overseas workers PGMA also mentioned the fact that “ more than two-thirds (2/3) of all overseas remittances to the Philippines comes from the more than3 million Filipinos in the United States.” She also acknowledges that these remittances keeps the Philippine economy floating.

Iran's Election and US - Iranian Relations (tags)

evidence US instigating protests and violence

U.S. Ruling Class to Voters: No Change in Terror Policy (tags)

Guantanamo Bay detention center remains open at the behest of the U.S. Senate despite public disapproval and the half-hearted support for closure by President Barack Obama. Lenin called parliament, in our case the House and Senate, a talking shop given to distract us from the real process of government that goes on behind closed doors. His timely words should be remembered now in the United States’ continual War on Terrorism. The Senate is like a shock absorber that effectively neutralizes any grievances from the broad mass of the people that happen to make it through absorber number one, the House of Representatives. Recently the Senate voted 90-6 in favor of denying President Barack Obama the funds need to close the odious Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

CIA was responsible for the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy (tags)

This documentary tells the story of District Attorney Jim Garrison, who investigated the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy his independent investigation according to the movie looked closely into evidence available to him and came forward with an interpretation that went beyond the Warren Commission's authorized report.

Egyptians to Obama: Mubarak not welcome in USA (tags)

Today, Egypt is at dangerous crossroads. As Mubarak enters his 28th year in power and his ninth decade, Egypt’s future is more uncertain than ever

May 15, 2009 LA ILWU Local 13 75th Commemoration March in Wilmington at 10:00 AM (tags)

On May 15, 2009 ILWU Local 13 will have a march to honor members killed and injured in their strike

BTL:Bush Torture Memos Reveal Premeditated Brutality (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

BANGON PILIPINAS FUNDRAISER FOR BROTHER EDDIE (tags)

THE BANGON PILIPINAS-USA, A GROUP ADVOCATING FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE IN THE PHILIPPINES COMES MAY 2010, THE DATE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES HOLDS A FUNDRAISER FOR BROTHER EDDIE VILLANUEVA IN LOS ANGELES. THE FUNDRAISER WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 26, 2009 AT 6:00 PM AT THE CASA PRINSESA ON 4527 NEW YORK BLVD. LOS ANGELES, CA 90041. THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY BANGON PILIPINAS-USA HEAD JAY VALENCIA, PRESIDENT OF THE CIRCULO PAMPANGUENO OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA U.S.A.

Government Internment Camps (tags)

Government Internment Camps

U.S. Representatives Seek Community Support (tags)

An estimated 5 million children who are U.S. citizens has had a parent detained, waiting deportation or deported by U.S. ICE

College Students March on State Capitol to Protest Budget Cuts (tags)

Students and educators from public colleges all over the state converged on Sacramento on March 16, 2009 to demand that California fully fund higher education and not raise tuition. Many had meetings with legislators. While protests were entirely peaceful, one student was arrested by police for no apparent reason.

BEVERLY JOHNSON HAS A SECRET HISTORY OF ASSAULT (tags)

WHEN WILL OUR IVORY TOWER U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD BEGIN TO CARE ABOUT AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR CITIZENS LACK OF PROPER LEGAL PROTECTION IN OUR CIVIL, CRIMINAL AND FAMILY COURTS OF LAW ?

BEVERLY JOHNSON HAS A SECRET PAST HISTORY OF ASSAULT !!! (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS HAS ALWAYS FELT THAT MR. MARK BURK HAS BEEN SEVERLY TAKEN ADVATAGE AND SLANDERED BY BEVERLY JOHNSON AND HER HIGH PRICED DEVIOUS LAWYERS !!!

ATTORNEY GENERAL BROWN, CAN BEVERLY JOHNSON BUY JUSTICE IN PALM DESERT CA ??? (tags)

WILL THIS RICH AND FAMOUS WOMAN (BEVERLY JOHNSON) GET AWAY WITH FAKING PHOTOS WITH MAKEUP,USE THEM AS EVIDENCE IN THE PALM DESERT COURTS,AND THEN BE ABLE TO DESTROY THEM BEFORE THEY CAN BE TESTED AT FORENSIC PHOTO LABS BY THE OPPOSING SIDE MARK BURK ?

GABNET LETTER TO OBAMA (tags)

On November 1, 2005, Nicole, a 22-year-old Filipina, was observed being dumped out of a van in a semi-unclothed and semi-conscious state. The van contained three U.S. troops who were in the Philippines for the annual joint military exercises with the Philippine Armed Forces. Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith was subsequentlly charged with rape before the Philippine courts. He was found guilty and sentenced to 40 years. After spending 30 days in a Philippine jail, he was spirited out at midnight to the U.S. embassy where he is said to remain while his case goes through the Court of Appeals. This month, Nicole signed an affidavit saying she might have given the wrong signals to Cpl. Smith. She was given an immigration visa for the U.S. The Filipino people are demanding that the Visiting Forces Agreement signed by President Bush and President Estrada, who was overthrown in 2001, be abrogated for its onerous provisions against the sovereignty of the Philippines.

LA Welcomes Obama! STOP the RAIDS NOW!! (tags)

On March 19, 2009, President Barack Obama visited the Mexican/Central American community where Miguel Contreras Learning Complex is located. The community came out to demand 1. STOP the ICE RAIDS and 2. FULL LEGALIZATION for ALL PEOPLE NOW!

WILL BEVERLY JOHN$ON BUY JU$TICE IN PALM DE$ERT COURT$ ?? (tags)

THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER HAS WRITTEN A SECOND FOLLOW UP STORY THIS WEEK ABOUT PGA WEST RESIDENT BEVERLY JOHNSON AND HER ONCE RECENT 3 YEAR LIVE IN LOVER MARK BURK.

Mock Funeral Procession Remembers Military In Iraq (tags)

Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach Area Peace Network, Iraq Vets Against the War, Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War protest occupation in Seal Beach and Long Beach, California in symbolic funeral procession.

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

SANTA MONICA CA SCANDAL CREATED BY US CONGRESS !!! (tags)

HOW LONG DO AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR HAVE TO WAIT FOR OUR U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD TO BEGIN TO CARE ABOUT BRINGING EQUALITY INTO OUR U.S. DIVORCE COURTS NATIONWIDE ???

Health Care Reform, Obama Style (tags)

health care reform

Mexico's Catholic Church and President Felipe Calderon Charge U.S. with Corruption (tags)

After describing the US military as vain and bewildered, the hierarchy of the Church indicated in its weekly publication that Mexico has recognized the serious problem of corruption among its authorities and public servants and demanded that the U.S. do the same

PARDON OF AQUINO KILLERS-AN ACT OF A VENGEFUL REGIME (tags)

Makati Mayor and United Opposition (UNO) president Jejomar Binay yesterday described Mrs. Arroyo’s grant of pardon to the soldiers convicted of killing former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino as an act of “petty vindictiveness.” “Pinersonal na ni Mrs. Arroyo si Presidente Cory,” Binay said. “Just to spite former President Aquino, Mrs. Arroyo has committed an injustice to the memory of Ninoy, the Aquino family and to the people,” he said.

CIRCULO PAMPANGUENO FUNDRAISER, FEB. 28 IN PANORAMA CITY (tags)

The fundraiser party of the Circulo Pampangueno of Southern California (CPSC) held in Panorama City last February 28 was a resounding success. More than 200 people attended the annual fundraiser party of the Circulo Panpangueno of Southern California, one of the oldest regional group in the United States . Then affair was held at the Madonna Hall of the St. Genevieve Church in Panorama City, Los Angeles, CA.

AJLPP CONDEMNS ARRO ON EDSA 1mes (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemns President Arroyo’s assertions that there should not be anymore EDSA. Referring to the People’s Revolt against dictator Marcos in 1986. Mrs. Arroyo abhorred another EDSA after she herself was propelled into power by another EDSA in 2001 against former President Joseph Estrada For the AJLPP based in the United States, “ For tyrant afraid of people’s power that placed she in power and now threatens her with another uprising, Mrs. Arroyo’s statement is a proof of her alienation to the public.”

Ronald Reagan: Betrayer of Main Street America! (tags)

William Kleinknecht takes the gloves off in his new book,”The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America.” He shows that the so-called “great communicator,” was, in fact, the “great enabler of corporate greed.” The Vulture Capitalists were set loose on the people by “Reaganism.” I say: Take Reagan’s name off that airport in D.C. Let his Fat Cat cronies pay for his memorials, not the taxpayers.

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

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

Phoenix and Tucson police report over 400 kidnappings of Americans by Mexicans (tags)

Washington, DC is too obsessed with al Qaeda and other terrorists to care about what is happening in their own backyard right now, as waves of abductions hit Phoenix and other American cities. Washington is not paying enough attention. Many wonder why not?

Journalist Snow Offers Alternative View of Africa (tags)

Independent journalist Keith Harmon Snow began his February 5 presentation at San Diego's World Beat Center with a promise to "piss you off" — and he succeeded. He took on innumerable progressive sacred cows, including the United Nations, the Peace Corps, the Nation magazine, Jane Goodall and Ben Affleck, and he presented an alternative view of recent African history focused on the role of Uganda, Rwanda and the U.S. in the continued war and exploitation in the Congo.

THE FILIPINO SPIRIT IN THE REMAKING OF AMERICA (tags)

Today, we celebrate our misa ng bayan with great hopes for brighter days of economic and moral recovery and renewal under our new President Barack Obama. It is certainly heartening and uplifting to know that we have a lot to hope and be thankful for after this nation demonstrated great courage by electing the first black, indeed, the first colored man in history, to the presidency. It brings much satisfaction after periods of intense crises and conflicts under the Bush administration, remembering 9/11, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the economic meltdown that continues to wreck havoc on us andespecially the common workers not only in the United States but all over the globe. After passing through the bleakest of days we earnestly hope to see light.

ARROYO SNUBBED AGAIN BY OBAMA (tags)

US President Barack Obama is proving to be a very elusive prey for a Philippine President supposedly dogging him for a meeting. Instead Arroyo met withUS State Secretary Clinton. Ms Arroyo briefed Clinton on the government’s refocusing the campaign for peace in Mindanao from the armed groups to dialogues with communities, and that engagement with insurgent groups like the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would be about “disarmament, demobilization and rehabilitation”.

Tarp Stimulus Banker Johns Save by Writing Off Kristin Davis Hookers (tags)

Some things never change.

CONDEMN THE POLICE MURDER OF OSCAR GRANT— ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! February 6: Where Will You Be? (tags)

The police killing of Oscar Grant on New Years Day in Oakland, California was an outrage. These murdering pigs took Oscar off a Bay Area Rapid Transit train. While cops kneeled on his back and punched him, another pig pulled out his gun and shot Oscar in the back. What can you call what they did to this brother but murder, execution style?

Mexico To Become A Failed State (tags)

This is horrible news - the actual possibility of Mexico becoming an all out Failed State.

PGMA-POOR COPYCAT OF DICTATOR MARCOS (tags)

President Gloria M. Arroyo is leading the Philippines-the Marcos Way. Pesante-USA scored today the apparent terrible insensitivity and serous callousness of Gloria Arroyo and her penchant for following the way of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in her wild dream of perpetuating herself in power, the way Marcos tried to do during his dictatorial regime.

Antiwar Activists “Boot” Dubya Out the Door (tags)

A rally and march was held in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, 2009. It’s objective was to give President George W. Bush “the boot” as he exited an office that he has disgraced by his failure to uphold the law. David Swanson, cofounder of afterdowningstreet. org, was one of the speakers at the event. He underscored the importance of appointing a “Special Prosecutor” to look into and hold accountable the culpable members of the Bush-Cheney Gang.

PHILIPPINE POLITICS HEATS UP FOR MAY 2010 ELECTIONS (tags)

The political in-fighting among the reactionary political formations are bound to sharpen as the US-Arroyo ruling clique tries to consolidate its forces and probably rig the May 2010 elections as in 2004. With the Arroyo ruling clique at the top, three political formations are gearing up for the 2010 Presidential elections. These are the Kabalikat ng Mamamayang Pilipino (KAMPI) of the fake president Arroyo, the Lakas-NUCD of ex-president Ramos and the Nationalist People's Coalition of the old Marcos crony Eduardo Cojuangco.

MILF CONDEMNS ILAGAN CITY BLASTS (tags)

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Friday condemned the recent Iligan twin blasts as evil acts and vehemently denied to being the perpetrator of the atrocity that claimed the lives of not only the Christian residents of Iligan City but even the Muslims as well. Eid Kabalu, MILF spokesman and civil-military affairs chief, told The Manila Times that the MILF as an organization has nothing to do with the bombing that killed three persons and injuring 47 others.

CORY SEEKS ESTRADA'S FORGIVENESS FOR EDSA 2 (tags)

For the first time since the coup d’etat of 2001, former President Corazon Aquino, during the book launching of ousted Speaker Jose de Venecia (JdV), yesterday publicly apologized to former President Joseph Estrada for her role in the elite-led Edsa ll revolt which saw the toppling of Estrada and his government.

Bush administration claims U.S. military can police American citizens (tags)

The Bush administration indicates that the President is authorized by the Constitution and Title 10 (10 USC 331–334) to suppress insurrections, rebellions, and domestic violence.

NEW FACLA BOARD ELECTS EXECUTIVE OFFICERS FOR 2009-11 (tags)

The new FACLA Board led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino Manuel of Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) met last Sunday, December 7 and elected a new set of executive officers. Elected executive officers were Rizalino Manule, President: Adolfio Aguayon -1st Vice Pesident; Terry Herrera as 2nd Vice President; Gloria Resureccion as 3rd Vice President; Darlene Salvador as Secretary; Cris Florendo as Treasurer and Romy Jaravate as Auditor.

NEW FACLA BOAD ELECTS OFFICERS DEC. 7 (tags)

The Coalition for A Better Community (CBC) led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino Manuel of Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) board of directors met last Sunday, December 7 and elected a new set of executive officers. Elected executive officers were Rizalino Manule, President: Adolfio Aguayon -1st Vice Pesident; Terry Herrera as 2nd Vice President; Gloria Resureccion as 3rd Vice President; Darlene Salvador as Secretary; Cris Florendo as Treasurer and Romy Jaravate as Auditor.

WIDOWS AND RELATIVES OF FILIPINO VETERANS FORMED AWARE DEC 8 IN LA (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) together with the Society of Guerillas and Scouts (SGS) formed Association of Widow and Relatives of Veterans for Equality or AWARE last Monday, at 10:00 AM December 8, 2008 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) at Fountain St/Vermont, CA 90027. This as they commemorate the formal entry of the United States into the Second World War with the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, 67 years ago.

What UGSOA Thinks About Their Members (tags)

Is this the kind of union you want to represent you?

International WShappens December the 6th to the 11th (tags)

We want a debate not from the perspective of the market because the market heralds resolved now that they will make the solution for what themselves caused, with their bad conduction of economic policy

Israel tries to blackmail Obama (tags)

With Bush's help

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

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

Obama and the Economy (tags)

The economy elected Barack Obama President, and it will make or break his administration. Right now it seems likely to break it, as Obama's announced appointees to staff his government come almost exclusively from the moderate administration of Bill Clinton, thereby assuring the ruling class that "change you can believe in" means "change the rich and powerful won't have to worry about." Without a mass Left movement on the order of the socialists and communists who in the 1930's pushed Franklin Roosevelt to the Left, Obama's Presidency is likely to be yet another suck-up to corporate America and its anti-labor, anti-environment, anti-worker "free trade" agenda.

Corruption is common on both sides of the border where cash is king (tags)

A high ranking member of the Caldron administration who want to remain unknown says, “there is corruption in regards to Narco trafficking in both governments and when there is unlimited cash available that cash finds its way to the powers to be and has no borders when it comes to influence.”

The Shortwave Report 11/21 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

PETITION FOR THE US CONGRESS (tags)

e: www.myspace.com/jfavla PETITION FOR THE US CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY CALL A JOINT CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AND RECONCILE FILIPINO VETERANS BILLS NOW! Restore Section 4 of SB 1315 for the Filipino Veterans and junk HR 6897—the quit claim bill. We call on the US Congress to immediately call a joint conference committee and reconcile SB 1315 and HR 6897, which were both passed at the House of Representatives last September 22, 2008.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.14.08 (tags)

The campaign to elect the president is over. The campaign to make the president DO what he was elected FOR is underway.

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

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

Ronald Reagan: B Film Actor, Ladies’ Man and FBI Snitch (tags)

Ronald Reagan’s persona was crafted from 1937 to 1965, working in B films. The Shadow side of Reagan, however, reveals that he was a snitch for the FBI and ratted out his fellow members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), during the days of the “Red Scare.” He also was a notorious womanizer, according to Marc Eliot's expose: “Reagan: The Hollywood Years.” It was Reagan, too, as U.S. President, who ruthlessly busted PATCO in 1981.

The Shortwave Report 11/7 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Obama Sweeps Presidential Election (tags)

Barack Obama becomes the first black 44th U.S. President

Targeting Aristide in Exile (tags)

the way all independents are treated

Presidential Candidates Get Time Capsule of Past Administration Mistakes:George Bush Sings (tags)

We're counting down the days Bush is out of office. But not counting on history books to accurately encapsulate the past administration's mistakes of the past 8 years. George Bush Sings is the truth serum time capsule put to a rhythmic beat and the clean-up list for the new president to tackle in office.

BUSH-McCAIN, Losing Florida? (tags)

It is a pool of corruption that is lapping too close to the Bush family, from Watergate to the criminal drugs-for-arms in Central America, to the assassination of President Kennedy. Bush and McCain could lose Florida especially if the Democrats can uncover that pool...

It's amazing (tags)

In the great US democracy, half of those eligible to vote are not registered, and half of those who are registered does not vote. Thus, the rulers are elected by only 25% of the electorate...

Shadowplay: Part 1 - 9/11 Puppetmasters (tags)

Americans must wake up and do something about the atrocities that are done in our name.

AJLPP Condemns US War Games (tags)

As Philippine and US troops began Wednesday a two-week integrated ground and air training meant to improve their forces' skills in fighting terrorism and responding to disasters and security situations,the AJLPP condemns such acts of brazen military intervention in the Philippines. More than 60 military exercises or war games were conducted in the Philippines since the VFA was approved in 1999 according to AJLPP. The US-RP military war games commenced in the former US Clark Air base in Pampanga. It is now callled Diosdado Macapagal Airport after the current president 's father.

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

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

The White House Ghost (tags)

The President of the United States, George Bush, enters today his last 100 days in power overshadowed by very high unpopularity rates and one of the worst economic crises in recent decades.

The Law of the Jungle (tags)

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

Let's Have a New President November 5 (tags)

With the U.S. economy in free fall, this country doesn't have the luxury of waiting until January 20, 2009 to swear in the winner of this year's presidential election, This post presents a modest proposal for installing the election winner in the White House immediately, so he can get to work on fixing the economy right away.

Grand Theft America (tags)

The government-business looting of America.

Pelosi Pushed Book, While Taxpayers Revolted Over Bailout (tags)

When the Congress was debating the $700 billion bailout of the greedy bankers on Wall St., an overconfident Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in Baltimore hawking her book, “Know Your Power.” On Sept. 29, 2008, the House of Representatives, responding to a taxpayers’ revolt, rejected the Bush-Cheney Gang’s bailout scheme. Speaker Peolsi, in her library spiel, conveyed a false sense of security about the grim economic situation facing the nation.

Bad Code (tags)

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Subverting Democracy Through Electoral Fraud (tags)

Rigged election show democracy is pure fantasy.

FREE RANDALL ECHANIS! (tags)

We, Filipino Americans in the United States are aghast at the height of callousness of the Department of Justice as it issues statements that shows its impartiality towards a former government official who is going to be deported by the US government while it wields a heavy hand on a peace consultant of the NDF in the Philippines. We, in the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemn the defiance of DOJ and the PNP in its insistence on not transferring Randall Echanis from the Manila City Jail to Camp Crame. This recycled policy of treating political dissidents like common criminals is a worn-out Marcosian tactics being used now by the US-Arroyo regime.

STOP THE MILITARY OFFENSIVES, RESUME PEACE TALKS NOW! (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) expresses serious concern on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) warned of a full-blown war with the peace process “in purgatory” after the government told the Supreme Court on Friday that a Moro homeland deal had been scrapped. The AJLPP also are very wary about reports that more than 400,000 people in Mindanao have been affected or dislocated by the heavy fighting as Ramadan sets in. MILF chief negotiator Mohaqher Iqbal told Reuters news agency that the MILF was no longer confident it could strike a final peace agreement under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration. “We might as well wait for the next president after the 2010 elections,” Iqbal said. “She is just trying to save her own neck. That’s why she was not willing to defend the peace agreement and was also willing to sacrifice everything just to stay in power.”

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

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

Obama may not be able to be President Lawsuit Alleges (tags)

The law suite is asking for a temporary restraining order (TRO) prohibiting Obama from running for President until documents are provided proving he is eligible to run for POTUS.

Why the MSM Can't Tell The Truth About Georgia (tags)

"From Tbilisi to Teheran" Heightens Suspicions of Motive in Georgian Crisis Since the attacks by Georgia which sparked the fighting (which, alone, suggests Georgia had been promised the support of a larger power) took place on the day that the last two US carrier groups started for the Strait of Hormuz, it would appear that one motive (besides the pipelines from the Caspian which rival the new ones the US built in Afghanistan) appears to be tying up and/or demonizing Russia, in order to minimize its response to US/Israeli Aggression towards Iran. The following article from the Jerusalem Post appears to support this, as does the US/Israeli line seen today, as well as the willingness of the bulk of the Western press to so horribly misrepresent this conflict. https://israel.indymedia.org/newswire/display/9471/index.php

zimbabwe journalist Zvayi deported from Botswana (tags)

the EU had a journalist on their sanctions list! http://www.zimbabwejournalists.com/story.php?art_id=4590&cat=1 their reason? 'The EU accuses Zvayi and Huni of "fueling violence" through their writings in the two state newspapers. ' Sure. But id call this a blatant act of censorship

Ralph Nader Wins Peace and Freedom Party Candidacy for President (tags)

Ralph Nader won the Peace and Freedom Party nomination for president of the United States at the party’s convention in Sacramento. His national running mate, Matt Gonzalez, was also confirmed as the party’s vice presidential candidate.

WaBun-Inini: A true American hero : praises Robert Mugabe (tags)

another enlightened supporter of Robert Mugabe in the face of neocolonial attacks on Zimbabwe

HRC Head Does Damage Control on Transgender Rights (tags)

Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign — America's largest Queer-rights organization — came to San Diego July 24 to organize support for his group's campaign against Proposition 8, which would reverse the California Supreme Court's decision allowing same-sex couples to marry. But most of his 10-minute speech was damage control to repair HRC's relations with the Transgender community, strained by the group's decision last October to support a federal Queer-rights bill that doesn't protect Transgender people.

Bush Signs President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Legislation (tags)

President Bush signed the President’s Emergency Program (PEPFAR) into law yesterday at the White House.

The landmark bill, which passed in both the House and Senate by wide margins earlier this month, provides $48 billion over the next five years for the global fight of AIDS. Within the legislation is a directive to lift the HIV travel/immigration ban, which bars foreign travelers with HIV/AIDS from entering the United States unless they obtain a spouse or family waiver. That ban is blatantly discriminatory, particularly against gay men and lesbians with the illness, because under current US immigration law, their partners do not qualify as spouses or family.

Bush can detain Americans and hold them indefinitely (tags)

"This decision," countered Jonathan L. Hafetz, counsel for al-Marri, means the president can pick up any person in the country–citizen or legal resident–and lock them up for years without the most basic safeguard in the Constitution, the right to a criminal trial." And in effect denies Habeas Corpus to all Americans.

Hello, 911? - I'd Like to Report a Crime (tags)

[This article needs more exposure, as some things do nor just need to be re-read again, but remembered everywhere, so pass it on if you like it too.] What's it take to get a guy impeached these days?

Dianne Feinstein response to Cheney Impeachment (tags)

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

The Great Rwanda "Genocide Coverup" (tags)

Everyones seen Hotel Rwanda. What they may not be aware of is that the 'genocide' in Rwanda in 1994,which had its origins with the assassination of president Habyarimana (a Hutu), seems to have been carried out by now president Kagame. Whereas Habyarimana was backed by France and Belgium, Kagamas supporters are UK and US....the same pair who have been attacking Zimbabwes government. The evidence is that the pentagon enabled the assassination of president Habyaimana to facilitate 'regime change' in Rwanda. This implicates US and UK govts in genocide. THATS NOT ALL. There is evidence US interfered in the ICTRs investigations, as reported by australian policeman-turned-lawyer Michael Hourigan.

Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines (tags)

If we have to assess the highlights of the 10-day state visit of President Macapagal-Arroyo to the United States, we can sum it up in several points. Besides securing $ 700 million loans, talking with US investors and visiting her fellow Filipino psychopaths, one important agenda of PGMA in her visit are the “ getting to know you” meetings with the US Democratic Party presumptive presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain. Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines

PGMA US VISIT, PATHETIC DISPLAY OF MENDICACY OF A US PUPPET (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) today expresses outrage over the passing of the more than $ 628 B budget to fund the Iraq –Afghanistan war yesterday, June 26 in the US Congress while that the Filipino Veterans Equity bill that was languishing in the US congress for more than 18 years was not even discussed. Aside approving the war budget, the high profile legislative visit or the lobby by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took precedence in the House of Representatives. It is high point in mendicancy for the president of the Philippines to let herself be stereotyped as “cooks” and “Philippine-Americans” by no less President Bush during their White House meeting.

City Hall Scandal Hits Baltimore After “The Wire” Exits (tags)

There is never a dull moment in Baltimore, Maryland. It seems as soon as HBO’s “The Wire” program left town, our Mayor, Sheila Dixon, became the subject of a state corruption probe. It’s all mostly about two fur coats and some travel trips with an ex-boyfriend. At the time, he was a developer doing business with the city. Does it add up to bribery or is it a tempest in a teapot? The Grand Jury holds the answer to that question. Stay tuned.

PGMA US VISIT, CREDIT GRABBING AND A HIGH POINT OF MENDICACY OF A US PUPPET (tags)

Money for the Filipino Veterans, Not a Penny for the war in Iraq! Money for People’s Needs, Not for the War! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) today expresses outrage over the passing of the more than $ 628 B budget to fund the Iraq –Afghanistan war yesterday, June 26 in the US Congress while that the Filipino Veterans Equity bill that was languishing in the US congress for more than 18 years was not even discussed.

PGMA-Bush Summit, A Meeting of Terrorist (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) condemns in the strongest terms possible the President Arroyo of the Philippines and US President Bush summit on June 24 in Washington DC and the coming President Arroyo’s visit to the United States from June 23 -27, 2008.The Arroyo-Bush summit is a meeting of two terrorist. It is a meeting of the most unpopular presidents in their respective countries, a summit between a colonial master and a puppet. Up for discussions are colonial relations, pure and simple. The Filipino people stand nothing to gain from such a meeting of two of the most criticized leaders in the world

Obama, at Last! (tags)

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

No to military offensive in Mindanao (tags)

Bishops from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) yesterday cautioned the Arroyo government on engaging in an all-out military offensive against the Muslim rebels and bandits in Mindanao, saying such action could have repercussions on the “peace-building” efforts of the inter-religious groups in the region. “Conflicts cannot be resolved simply by military might. Conflicts can be solved by mutual understanding,” CBCP president Angel Lagdameo said during the 12th Asia Pacific Policy Forum on the “Role of Youth in Peace Building” held yesterday at the Australian Embassy at RCBC Plaza in Makati City. The event was attended by Australian officials led by Ambassador Rod Smith, student leaders, CBCP president Lagdameo, CBCP chairman on Inter-Religious dialog Antonio Ledesma, members of academe and non-government organizations.

Working people relying on stimulus checks, coins and lotto (tags)

The platforms of the Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party outline fundamental approaches that will promote economic policy that will benefit working people. Both socialist parties are rejecting the economic strategies of the Democrats, Republicans, and their candidates; advancing U.S. imperialism and waging war is not the answer for our economy that is now in economic free fall.

Can Nancy Pelosi single-handedly take Impeachment off the table? (tags)

Here is the Senate report which found the Bush Administration guilty of LYING about why it went to war in Iraq. http://pubrecord.org/docs/iraq/Iraq-phase2publicstatements.source.prod_affiliate.91.pdf Note that a live poll today ascertained that 86% of Americans support Impeachment.

U.S. Economy doing well? Think again. (tags)

Hold on to your shorts and wallets!

Choice in November - Nader v. Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dum (tags)

The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan.

Executive Signing Statements (tags)

Pharaoh Bush - Let My People Go

George Bush Leona Lewis sing Bleeding Love to Jenna Bush (tags)

From sadist to proud papa in under 60 seconds.

Thousands Marched Through Downtown Milwaukee (tags)

Protesters want a fair and just immigration reform bill passed within the first 100 days of the next President’s term

America, Fight Back: Nationalize the Oil Industry! (tags)

Surging oil prices are sinking the U.S. economy, while Big Oil is raking in obscene profits. For example, ExxonMobil recorded profits in 2007 of $40.6 billion. Its CEO’s pay averaged out to $13,700 an hour. Today, gas is selling at $3.50 a gallon with no end in sight. Truckers are paying more for their diesel fuel and as a result food prices are rising. Globally, nationalization of the oil industry is the trend. It’s time for the U.S. to join that club.

Bush Has `Understood Nothing, Learned Nothing' (tags)

Bush's plan to fight global warming is to wait until 2025. His plan is a losership approach, not a leadership approach.

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

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

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

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

Behind Bars: The Travails of a Political Prisoner, Randall Echanis, KMP (tags)

Randall Echanis, of the militant peasant organization the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, is not the only political prisoner of the Arroyo regime. There are currently 240 prisoners in detention by the count of Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainee Laban sa Detensyon at para sa Amnestiya (SELDA), an organization dedicated to helping political prisoners.

Protest Against President of El Salvador (tags)

Protest Against President of El Salvador, in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 6, 2008

Breaking 4:00 PM Sunday: Protest Against President of El Salvador Has Started (tags)

4:00 pm - A caller from the scene reports about 50 people protesting outside the Wilshire Ebell Theater. More people arriving to confront the motorcade of President Saca of the far right ARENA party of El Salvador.

Ex-PUP president and FQS Activist Nemesio Prudente dies at 81 (tags)

Nemesio Prudente, the former president of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and human rights advocate, died early Friday in a Cavite hospital. He was 81. One of the more prominent political prisoners of the martial law regime of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Prudente died following almost a month of confinement at the De La Salle Medical Center in Dasmariñas, Cavite, his nephew Dante said.

Bush Cheney Oath (tags)

Bush and Cheney claim they want to stop terrorist all over the world from attacking western targets. Bush believes that the sell of drugs in America is connected to the terrorist than why is he not welling to stop them at our borders? We have the resources and the capability to do that, yet we don’t.

Regime Change: An American Addiction (tags)

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

Gore Vidal Headlines San Diego Anti-War Rally (tags)

Author Gore Vidal headlined the San Diego anti-war rally March 15 in the working-class City heights district and declared he'd be happy if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as President. Other speakers including Nadia Keilani of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, were less optimistic about the political process and faulted both Democrats and Republicans for failing to confront U.S. imperialism.

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

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

Bay of Pigs in Gaza: Gaza Crisis Made in USA (tags)

That a scandal of this proportion, which entirely contradicts the perception of the 'crisis' painted by the media, remains relatively unreported and unaddressed - especially in an election cycle - is a testament to the tight control of the Western media, as well as the corruption of both sides of the RepubliCrat Party.

Ban Aspartame war continues in Hawaii (tags)

Physician Representative who deferred original house bill to ban aspartame now writes a resolution and includes CCC, front group.

California People’s Organizations Supports SEIU-UHW West Platform For Change (tags)

A number of community organizations and key Asian Pacific Islander leaders in California unanimously thrown their unequivocal support for SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW-West) and its Platform for Change The UHW-West Executive Board representing 150,000 health care workers in California and led by its president Sal Roselli, recently ratified its Platform for Change to express its avowed principles for building a successful international union.

Haiti Event Marks Four Years Since the Coup Against Aristide (tags)

“[P]eople in Haiti tell us that all of this stuff has an impact. The more people are doing in other counties, even small events like this one, have an impact because the word is starting to get out to people. So any small thing that you can do really helps.” – Margaret Prescod

Cuba: Freedom, Dignity and Solidarity (tags)

Cuba: Freedom, Dignity and Solidarity

Fidel Castro: What I wrote on Tuesday 19 (tags)

That Tuesday, there was no fresh international news. My modest message to the people of Monday, February 18 had no problem being widely circulated. I began to receive news from 11:00 a.m. The previous night I slept like never before. My conscience was at rest and I had promised myself a vacation. The days of tension, with the proximity of February 24, left me exhausted...

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

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

Dear Americans by Helmut Schmidt (tags)

Will America stop consuming a large share of the savings and capital formation of other nations? The trust of Europeans in American leadership is shaken today. We want to love America again. But we are skeptical because Washington seems focused on only troops and finances.

Dog Day Afternoon in Austin (tags)

Lively theater action in Austin on Feb. 15, organized by MDS/Austin as part of Iraq Moratorium, finds demonstrators dressed as dogs in an effort to "Curb Corn Dog Cornyn" -- Sen. John Cornyn (R, Texas), President Bush's loyal lap dog.

Obama: The “Best Face” For Imperialism (tags)

Sullivan writes that a (ruling class) “consensus” agenda for endless war and increased repression will be in effect regardless of who is president. He challenges the reader to pick who could best implement all this in the face of global isolation and profound domestic alienation. And, in the process, he sheds light on the real role of elections in this society.

The Reflecting Pool (tags)

A narrative film challenging the official story of 9/11 premiered in Los Angeles in January and continues to show on weekends, including President's Day. This film is a damning look at the media's coverage of 9/11, propaganda, and a piercing look at the complex search for truth.

The Reflecting Pool (tags)

A narrative film challenging the official story of 9/11 premiered in Los Angeles in January and continues to show on weekends, including President's Day. This film is a damning look at the media's coverage of 9/11, propaganda, and a piercing look at the complex search for truth.

UPDATED: Italy's former President: 9-11 was a CIA-Mossad inside job (tags)

Italy's former President Francesco Cossiga has told Italy's "most respected newspaper" [Corriere della Sera] that the 9-11 attacks "were run by the CIA and Mossad and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies." (This is an updated, expanded version of an article which was originally posted a few weeks ago.)

House Leaves Surveillance Law to Expire (tags)

The refusal of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, to schedule a vote on a surveillance measure approved Tuesday by the Senate touched off an intense partisan conflict over the national security questions that have colored federal elections since 2002 and are likely to play a significant role again in November.

"Gay Marine Porn Star" Returns to L.A. Area (tags)

Rich Merritt, whose book "Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star" caused a stir whe it was published in 2005, will be returning to the Los Angeles area Tuesday, February 12. 7:30 p.m., when he appears at A Different Light Bookstore, 8853 Santa Monica Blv’d., to promote his new novel, "Code of Conduct." Set in the early 1990's, the book is about what happened to Gays in the U.S. military when President Bill Clinton promised to end the ban on Queers in the U.S. military — and then reneged in the face of massive political pressure and agreed to the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Moro group hits GMA’s ‘timeline’ to end rebellion in Mindanao (tags)

A ranking official of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front-Central Committee has criticized President Arroyo for her recent speech at the local Peace and Security Assembly in Mindanao where she reiterated her 2010 “timeline to end armed rebellion” in the region without specifically stating the current government-MILF peace process as the main component.

Zenger's Endorses Obama for President (tags)

With the strongest progressive choices for the Democratic Presidential nomination, Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards, out of the race, Barack Obama is the only candidate left who offers a fresh vision instead of either a continuation of the Bush administration or a return to the trivial, gridlocked politics of the 1990's. On international affairs and the so-called "war on terror," Bill Clinton's policies were little better than Bush's.

Urgent petition: Save Sulukule! (tags)

Urgent campaign to save Sulukule (Turkey) and protect the oldest Rrom community in the world.

PETITION FOR THE LIVES OF TWO IRANIAN GAY GUYS: HAMZEH AND LOGHMAN - AT RISK OF DEATH (tags)

Petition for the lives of Hamzeh and Loghman: two young gay men who are in love and who risk the death sentence in Iran. And let's not forget Pegah: the United Kingdom could still hand her over to the executioner.

War and Peace: Bush in the Middle East (tags)

If truth is the first casualty of war, language, community, public spirit and mutual trust are the next victims. Normalization of war and militarization of foreign policy are evils that make the state of our nation into a nightmare, a squandered promise.

VOTE PSL in 2008: Reparations Now! (tags)

The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. La Riva/Puryear demand that the Black community be compensated fully, with interest, for the historical racism and wrongs forced upon them by capitalism.

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

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

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

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

Negroponte/Rosen visits to Pakistan November 2007 (tags)

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

Neocon-Lite Sen. Mikulski Sets Dems’ Cynical Agenda (tags)

The 2008 presidential election is heating up. Neocon-Lite Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), in a spiel in the Baltimore Examiner, blasted President George W. Bush for shortchanging national priorities because of the cost of the Iraq War. She failed to mention, however, that she has been an enabler of that conflict and has done nothing to end it. The cynical Democratic Party strategy is to let the Iraq War continue and to blame Bush for everything.

The Empire Strikes Back—PGMA Revival of Anti Subversion Law (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA vehemently condemned the recent pronouncements of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to revive the evil anti subversion law or R.A. 1700 of the 1960’s . For Pesante-USA, Mrs.Arroyo’s declaration only highlights the height of her callousness and political insensitivity. The Malacanang press office backtracked and denied the presidential statement. But the matter only highlights her much vaunted doublespeak.

Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.

Kauai to Superferry: Stay Away (tags)

Vowing that would not happen again, Governor Linda Lingle, a friend of President George Bush, purchased armored vests for Kauai police and machine guns. Legislative rumors have it that Lingle has a "special relationship" with wealthy Superferry financier John Lehmann. She is said to want to run for US Senator Akaka's seat.

Ex-Italian President: Intel Agencies Know 9/11 An Inside Job! (tags)

Man who set up Operation Gladio tells Italy's largest newspaper attacks were run by CIA, Mossad.

Over 500 Attend SDSU “Rally Against Hate” (tags)

Over 500 people, most of them students, attended a "Rally Against Hate" December 3 at San Diego State University (SDSU). The rally was inspired by three hate incidents directed against Queers at SDSU — an egg thrown at marriage equality demonstrators, the theft of the Queer student group's rainbow flag, and a hate letter in an independent student paper against an openly Gay administrator — but speakers at the rally broadened the topic and attacked all forms of prejudice.

Impeachment: Will Congress Grant the Desires of “We the People?” (tags)

It has been a month since our Democratically run Congress heard Rep. Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment. When will they do their job and do the people’s bidding?

The young Iranian Makwan Moloudzadeh sentenced to death. Urgent Campaign (tags)

PRESS RELEASE December 4, 2007 IRAN, YOUNG GAY MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH. EVERYONE GROUP: “WE ONLY HAVE A FEW HOURS TO SAVE MAKWAN’S LIFE”

CIA SET TO DESTABALIZE ARGENTINA (tags)

Operation "Pliers" intercept shows CIA set to stage coup in Argentina.

Rudy Giuliani’s Wheelchair Theft just the Tip of the Iceberg (tags)

Rudy Giuliani was one hair away from the Presidency.

CIA Operation "Pliers" Uncovered in Venezuela (tags)

Last night CNN en Español aired the above image, which captions at the bottom "Who Killed him?" by "accident". The image of President Chavez with the caption about killing him below, which some could say subliminally incites to assassination, was a "production error" mistakenly made in the CNN en Español newsroom. The news anchor had been narrarating a story about the situation between Colombia and Venezuela and then switched to a story about an unsolved homicide but - oops - someone forgot to change the screen image and President Chavez was left with the killing statement below. Today they apologized and admitted it was a rather "unfortunate" and "regrettable" mistake. Yes, it was. On a scarier note, an internal CIA memorandum has been obtained by Venezuelan counterintelligence from the US Embassy in Caracas that reveals a very sinister - almost fantastical, were it not true - plan to destabilize Venezuela during the coming days. The plan, titled "OPERATION PLIERS" was authored by CIA Officer Michael Middleton Steere and was addressed to CIA Director General Michael Hayden in Washington. Steere is stationed at the US Embassy in Caracas under the guise of a Regional Affairs Officer. The internal memorandum, dated November 20, 2007, references the "Advances of the Final Stage of Operation Pliers", and confirms that the operation is coordinated by the team of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) in Venezuela. The memo summarizes the different scenarios that the CIA has been working on in Venezuela for the upcoming referendum vote on December 2nd. The Electoral Scenario, as it's phrased, confirms that the voting tendencies will not change substantially before Sunday, December 2nd, and that the SI (YES) vote in favor of the constitutional reform has an advantage of about 10-13 points over the NO vote. The CIA estimates abstention around 60% and states in the memo that this voting tendency is irreversible before the elections.

Queer Administrator at SDSU Attacked (tags)

When a student newspaper at San Diego State University published a letter attacking an openly Gay administrator, fraternity/sorority coordinator Doug Case, the Queer communities on campus and throughout San Diego responded and confronted the paper's staff members at a November 14 town-hall meeting on campus. They've scheduled a "Rally Against Hate" at SDSU December 3 to protest this and other hate incidents against Queer SDSU students.

Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)

The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.

Death of Ashraf Marwan (tags)

Death of Mossad Spy Ashraf Marwan

Hillary and Kucinich Drop Bombs in Democratic Debate (tags)

1) Hillary Admits Ross Perot won NAFTA Debate; 2) Hillary calls top six percent income earners "middle class;" 3) in Freudian slip, Hillary Admits Acceptance of Present Washington System; 4) Kucinich Raises Possibility of Third Party Campaign

Why Bush Doesn’t Have to Suspend the Constitution! (tags)

President George W. Bush doesn’t have to mimic Pakistan's dictator, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and suspend the Constitution, since he doesn’t have any opposition. The two major political parties are controlled by the same Wire Pullers. Meanwhile, an “Axis of Zionists,” Michael Mukasey at Justice, Michael Chertoff at Homeland Security and Joshua Bolten at the WH, now have a choke hold on key positions in our government. America is in deep doo-doo!

BREAKING: Unelectable Hillary and Giuliani Tied to 9-11 Dancing Israelis (tags)

The indictment of Rudy Giuliani's stooge, former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik is just the tip of the iceberg. Kerik operated as chief facilitator, along with then MEGA MOSSAD Assistant U.S. Attorney General under the Bush Administration Michael Chertoff, in allowing the 9/11 "Dancing Israelis" to escape FBI interrogation and be allowed a free trip back to Israel.

Kucinich's Resolution Survives Tabling Attempt, Is Referred to Judiciary Committee (tags)

Full details thanks to David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet.org. Plus Kucinich Press Statement and Full Text of Kucinich's Speech on the Floor, with Three Articles of Impeachment Against Richard B. Cheney.

Incompetence or Cover-Up? Air Force Report on the Minot-Barksdale Nuclear Missile Flight (tags)

"It makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck." --Pentagon official

Death of Ashraf Marwan (tags)

How Ashraf Marwan died

CUBA responds to Bush (tags)

REPLYING to three spurious initiatives for Cuba proposed by George Bush in Washington on October 24, Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque set out 12 points “covering what the U.S. president should propose as aid” to the island.

S.F. Assemblymember Leno Speaks on Same-Sex Marriage (tags)

San Francisco Assemblymember Mark Leno was the keynote speaker at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club's Freedom Banquet fundraiser October 6. He talked about the bill for marriage equality for same-sex couples he's pushed through the California legislature twice, the likelihood that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto it (as he did in 2005) and the various radical-Right initiative proposals to ban marriage for same-sex couples in California forever.

Hillary Clinton from Barking Idiotic Warmonger to Jerry Lewis (tags)

The woman who changed her image.

George Bush Immunized Himself from Nuremberg Prior to Iraq Iran (tags)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Blackwater cancels planned expansion (tags)

RALEIGH, N.C. — In more fallout from the Sept. 16 shooting in Baghdad that left 11 Iraqis dead, Blackwater USA apparently has stopped its expansion projects.

Something Is Rotten: Israel (tags)

The cat is out of the bag...

Rev. Billy Graham: A Prince of War Exposed (tags)

The Rev. Billy Graham, a darling of the Evangelical Right, has never seen a U.S. war that he couldn’t bless. He once advocated that President Richard M. Nixon bomb the “dikes” in the north of Vietnam. He also criticized the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. for speaking out against the war. A new book, “The Prince of War: Billy Graham’s Crusade for a Wholly Christian Empire,” by Cecil Bothwell exposes the camera-mugging preacher as a serial warmonger.

CUBA Calls for End to Insensitivity... (tags)

Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque spoke on Monday, September 24, at a UN high-level event on climate change in New York, United States. We offers here the full text of the Cuban diplomat's speech.

Free speach under attack: Craig Murray's web site has been shut down (tags)

Craig Murray, the outspoken former British Ambassador in Uzbekistan has had his web site, http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/ taken down by it's UK host, Fasthosts, http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/

Democracy is Fleeting in America (tags)

Liberty Quarry and the Iraq War are testing democracy in America. Will the people in Southern California get a quarry they do not want or will the fate of several communities be left in the hands of five Riverside County Supervisors? On the bigger issue of Iraq, will the Democrats and Republicans have the resolve to end the Iraq War and bring our troops home, or will our fate as a nation be left in the hands of one man?

Deliberate Lies, Strange Deaths and Agression to the World Economy (tags)

Fidel Castro denounced that the United States government is using unimaginable economic means to defend a right that violates the sovereignty of all the other countries...

Peace and Freedom Party War Protestor Arrested (tags)

Yesterday John Reiger, a member of Peace and Freedom Party, was among ten war protestors that were arrested at the office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui in Sacramento California. The protestors were part of a nationwide movement of anti-war protestors that oppose the Iraq War and congressional support for the war.

Defend Your Right to Resist U.S. War (tags)

Federal authorities have arbitrarily denied permits for the tent-city encampment permits. The political nature of this denial is obvious and should not be tolerated by the anti-war and social justice movement here in Los Angeles or anywhere in the nation.

Marathon to Free Magdalena García Durán and Atenco Prisoners (tags)

Things are moving faster in the struggle to free the Mazahua indigenous rights leader Magdalena García Duran, recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience, and all the political prisoners arrested in San Salvador Atenco in central Mexico on May 3 and 4, 2006.

September 11: The empire and its lies (tags)

Cuban President Fidel Castro on Wednesday reflected on the six long years since the painful September 11 episode in the US, about which it is known there has been deliberate disinformation...

Alexander: US Government Should Protect Homeowners (tags)

Stewart A. Alexander, a presidential hopeful with Peace and Freedom Party and Social Party USA, says President Bush and Congress could do more to protect homeowners during this nationwide home mortgage crisis. Alexander has ruled out a federal bail-out of mortgage lenders and believes homeowners need federal protection; he is introducing several steps to ease this national crisis.

New name for GOP (tags)

The Gay Old Party.

The Empire Tastes an Unprecedented Moral Defeat (tags)

GERARDO, Ramón, René, Fernando and Antonio are still behind bars in the United States, three of them in maximum security prisons, and all of them subjected to the hateful revenge of those in Washington who have made them the target of reprisals against the Cuban Revolution.

America Before a New "New Deal" (tags)

The laissez-faire capitalism as practiced in the US turned out to be a flop. The New Deal and the welfare state built by Roosevelt and his direct successors was systematically slandered, delegitimated and then destroyed.

San Fernando Valley City Council passes Bush Impeachment Resolution with unanimous vote (tags)

The San Fernando Valley City Council passed an impeachment resolution for President Bush with a unanimous vote on August 20, 2007.

Frank Moore's Presidential Campaign Speech Last Night (tags)

Last night, 2008 Presidential candidate Frank Moore delivered a campaign speech to an enthusiastic crowd of seniors, staffers and youth at the Claremont House retirement community in Oakland, CA. The text of his speech follows. Moore’s campaign has gained increasing popularity and media attention over the summer. He is considered one of the most interesting alternative candidates for President, and was just interviewed by London's The Independent for this very reason.

Friday 8/17 L.A. City Council to Address Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney (tags)

Bill Rosendahl of the city council has proposed a resolution calling for the Impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Activists plan attend to demonstrate support for impeachment.

At Best Americans Ruled By Slick Used-Car Salesmen (tags)

Are we just stupid?

Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)

An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.

Editorial Cartoon: "Payback's A Bitch" (tags)

So, anyway, I see last week where Congress approves another million billion zillion dollars for President Chimp's War in Iraq. No surprises there. Then, this bridge collapses in Minnesota, to much wailing and voyeurism from the press...

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/

(JINSA/PNAC associated) Cheney favors attack on Iran (for Israel, of course!) (tags)

Cheney wants US to attack Iran for Israel!

Saving A President (tags)

More war ahead to save a criminal president

Charlie Rose Science Series Episode #7 - July 24, 2007 (tags)

Giuen Media

Russia's Joint Radar Gamble (tags)

There are mainly three proposals made by the Russian President - to broaden US missile defense plans in Europe by bringing NATO into the project, which President Bush has not agreed to; to set up an "online information exchange center" in Moscow as part of the system; and similar installations in European cities with a joint radar at Azerbaijan that would protect the whole of Europe, rather than only one part of Europe.

Cindy Sheehan Hammered Hard in UK Guardian Piece (tags)

Cindy Sheehan Hammered Hard in UK Guardian

Re: Cindy Sheehan too cowardly yet again to address war for Israel agenda with Chris Matth (tags)

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

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

Jerusalem conference (tags)

To recommend withdrawl from West Bank

Cheney “Fixes” Libby, Cons America and Thwarts Justice (tags)

Vice President Dick Cheney is a Halliburton-challenged-con-man extraordinaire! Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) charged, via H Res 333, that he lied the nation into the Iraqi War and that he is also seeking, by hook or by crook, a war with Iran. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) said Cheney acts like he is “above the law.” Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) urged, after “Scooter” Libby, a Cheney stooge, got his sentence commuted, that it’s time for “an inquiry into these very serious crimes.” Bottom line: Impeach Dick Cheney!

Iraq, Iran, China, Talabani, the Kurds, and Israel (tags)

While U.S. forces continue to surge China achieves a diplomatic coup with Iraq expanding its influence and protecting its investments in Iran.

Libby July 5 2008 (tags)

Waiting to get out, again.

Libby ruling illegal (tags)

Like Paris, he will still do jail ime

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.

Convicted felon blacksmails President (tags)

Congress to investigate

Immigration Reform Is Needed, After Bush (tags)

Stewart Alexander, a presidential hopeful with the Peace and Freedom Party, says, “I believe Congress should work on comprehensive immigration reform after President Bush ends his term in office. I do not believe this important issue should be used as a political football or as a bandage for an administration that is hemorrhaging before the nation and the world.”

Bush advised not to pardon Libby (tags)

As he and Cheney were involved in the original crime

The killing machine... (tags)

It was announced that the CIA would be declassifying hundreds of pages on illegal actions that included plans to eliminate the leaders of foreign governments. Suddenly the publication is halted and it is delayed one day. No coherent explanation was given. Perhaps someone in the White House looked over the material...

"Demonstration" Government in Palestine (tags)

IS-Israeli led coup against the democratically elected Hamas government

A backroom deal on trade? (tags)

Four bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs)--with Colombia, Peru, Panama and South Korea--are on the agenda this month for congressional approval, along with a June 30 deadline to reauthorize “trade promotion authority” (TPA) for George Bush. TPA, also known as “fast track” authority, allows the president to negotiate trade deals that Congress must either accept or reject, without amendment.

Israel to negotiate with Holocaust denier (tags)

Is there anything Israel won't do to hold on to its ill gotten gains?

The Record of the Newspaper of Record (tags)

Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.

Ermita raises possibility of political pardon to Honasan, Trillanes (tags)

Malacañang yesterday floated the possibility of Presi-dent Arroyo granting senators-elect Gregorio Honasan and Antonio Trillanes IV political amnesty in the spirit of reconciliation, good governance and national progress, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) quoted Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita as saying yesterday. In his regular media briefing this afternoon in Malacañang, Ermita was said to have cited the President’s policy of extending her hand of reconciliation to detractors of her administration, including armed rebels and political leaders.

This Sunday: Meet Congressman Dennis Kucinich (tags)

Democratic presidential candidate and the only true progressive in the 2008 race. Hear his visionary, realistic agenda for the united states and the world.

Abu Sayyaf: The CIA’s Monster Gone Berserk (tags)

The Philippines is under watch by America’s “anti-terrorism” network. This is so not only because of the presence of active Moro and Marxist guerrillas but also because of its special concern on the Abu Sayyaf. In the ‘80s, just as it was waging its last surrogate wars against the Soviet Union, the U.S. was also engaged in new forms of covert operations -- the training of Islamic militants to fight the Russians in Afghanistan and elsewhere. A product of this war – the Abu Sayyaf – was once hailed by American presidents as a group of “freedom fighters.” It was an exaltation that would haunt them for years.

No ‘deal’ behind Jalosjos’ commutation — Malacañang (tags)

Malacañang yesterday assured the commutation extended to convicted rapist Romeo Jalosjos was not a result of a “deal” between the former Zamboanga del Norte congressman and President Arroyo. Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, during a press conference, confirmed the President cut the jail term of Jalosjos from a double life sentence, which is equivalent to 40 to 60 years, to just 16 years, meaning he could be released from prison as early as 2010.

Protest Giuliani's GOP Fundrai$er, Irvine, Sun., June 10! (tags)

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America’s Robespierre: President George W. Bush? (tags)

There is a Robespierre-like clone residing in our White House! His name is George W. Bush. Thanks to a book by Dr. Justin A. Frank, entitled: “Bush on a Couch,” we know a lot more about him and his dysfunctional upbringing. Like Robespierre, Bush is a fanatic on both politics and religion. A “dry drunk,” he won’t seek treatment or own up to his responsibility for the Iraqi War. In the mold of a whacky Robespierre, he also sees himself as the liberator of Iraq!

Political Killings haunt GMA in New Zealand (tags)

Protesters greeted President Arroyo and human rights was one of the main issues she discussed with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark during their meetings here yesterday. After a bilateral meeting between the two leaders at the Prime Minister’s Office at the Parliament House, Clark informed the media that the respective human rights commissions of the two countries “have started a dialogue and are exploring ways in which New Zealand might share its experience and support the work with its counterpart.” The Philippines was called a “disaster area for human rights” by New Zealand parliamentarians and human rights activists, which said hundreds of trade unionists, priests, journalists and human rights advocates had been systematically murdered since Mrs. Arroyo took office in 2001.

Rohrabacher at War: Rendering democracy in the homeland (tags)

Man of War: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says that he doesn't care if 50 innocent people are falsely accused of terrorism, even, apparently, if it means killing American Democracy. This story was submitted to the Orange Coast Voice newspaper May 24, 2007 and will appear that newspaper's June edition, available online also at www.ocvoice.com. John Earl is the editor of that paper.

Bush expects everything to be solved with a bang. (tags)

Bush is an apocalyptic person. I observe his eyes, his face and his obsessive preoccupation with pretending that everything he sees on the "invisible screens" are spontaneous thoughts...

Presidential Candidate: Immigrants Beaten Coast to Coast (tags)

On a day when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton spent the evening in rallies with thousands of immigrants, to make amends for the terrible beatings that hundreds of immigrants and reporters received at the Los Angeles May Day rallies, President Bush, along with key Democrats and Republicans, took their tern beating up 12 million immigrants coast to coast.

Halliburton's Kellogg,Brown and Root boys suspect Jewish Conspiracy,Holocaust Survivors (tags)

Strange that while Halliburton is relocating to Dubai, another branch of their military and war fraud operations,(Kellogg,Brown and Root boys running Cerberus' IAP Worldwide and Cerberus hedge fund and banking operations),are maneuvering in from the west,with Refco's money laundering Bawag Bank of Austria,into Israeli banking,with anonymous Jewish connections and their spoils from the looting in the war in Iraq.

Wolfowitz to resign from World Bank (tags)

"Embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has caved in to overwhelming pressure, and is set to resign. Sources close to the Bank say Bush administration officials and executive directors of the World Bank are now finalising the terms of his departure."

New Constitution for United states (tags)

The old one was just a scrap of paper, anyway.

Bush's Epic Collapse (tags)

The leader incapable of leading has three characteristics that define his administration: arrogance, incompetence and cynicism.. According to attorney John Yoo, Bush can wage any war at any time against anyone without being bound to any laws.

Presidential Candidate: Senator Reid was Right, War is Lost (tags)

Reid is now opposing the Iraq War because the U.S. is losing; he initially supported the war and backed the invasion. The war is another imperial adventure by the U.S. and there is a growing divide, by those supporters of U.S. imperialism, that a continued war is weakening U.S. imperialism.

Veto of Peace (tags)

Bush's idea of compromise is "that the democrats do what he tells them." The budget law passed by the democratic majority in congress was tied tot he condition of a fixed plan for withdrawal from iraq.

Even the Mormons (tags)

The Mormons are no longer unanimously behind the war policy of their government.. Large actions sued Bush for crimes in office on April 28, Impeachment Day, in all 50 states with the support of a growing group of senators and representatives of Congress.

Stop Racist Military Recruiting at CSUF (tags)

While the CSU Fullerton recruiting event will be resisted, opponents are trying to prevent it from happening at all. Already, the University has expressed concern. For one thing, it specifically targets Latinos; for another, it uses state college facilities as a recruiting tool for the entire US military, not CSUF's own ROTC.

Presidential Candidate Wants to Supplement Social Security (tags)

The Social Security Administration was established in 1937 under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it was an important part of Roosevelt’s New Deal to America; now 70 years since the system was introduced, Stewart Alexander, Candidate for President, wants to give more to an aging America.

1984 (tags)

Ministry of love

hillary clinton will Never leave iraq because (tags)

It’s a magic trick.

Presidential Candidate Wants to Re-Tool Detroit (tags)

In March 2006 Stewart A. Alexander introduced an ambitious $75 billion plan to revive the struggling U.S. automobile industry, the plan was introduced as a proposed California- Automobile Industry Partnership. Now Alexander, running as a Peace and Freedom Party candidate for president, wants to create a U.S. – Automobile Industry Partnership to save American jobs and to jump start the U.S. economy.

Stewart Alexander Enters Race for President (tags)

Recently the Peace and Freedom Party launched a nationwide presidential search campaign seeking candidates for President of the United States; this week Stewart A. Alexander is the first candidate to formally announce his candidacy as a Peace and Freedom Party candidate for president.

Philippine Progressive party-list groups bare Palace plan to field sectoral groups (tags)

Progressive party-list groups in ther Philippines yesterday said they have obtained a document that would prove that Malacañang fielded sectoral organizations to run in the May 14 elections, in a bid to gain more seats at the House of Representatives to quell any impeachment complaint that would be filed against President Arroyo. Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Liza Masa said they were furnished with a copy of "confidential" memorandum of assistant secretary Marcelo Fariñas, head of the Office of External Affairs (OEA) special concerns group (SCG) of the Office of the President (OP), which asked for funding for these party-list groups that would be supported by the Palace.

Bush, Democrats meet on war funding as violence soars in Iraq (tags)

US President George W. Bush and Democratic congressional leaders staged a meeting in the White House Wednesday to discuss pending legislation that would provide more than $100 billion to continue and escalate the four-year-old US war and occupation in Iraq. The gathering took place against the backdrop of a bloody eruption of violence in Iraq. A series of mass killings in and around Baghdad made a mockery of Washington’s claims that the “surge” of additional US troops into the Iraqi capital that began nine weeks ago is creating greater peace and security.

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

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

Another Peasant Leader killed in Sorsogon (tags)

Another militant peasant leader leader in Sorsogon was shot dead by a lone assailant in front of his house in Barangay San Juan yesterday, police reported. said Senior Superintendent Formoso Argarin, the city’s police chief. Willy Jerus, 35, president of the Samahan ng mga Magsasaka sa Sorsogon (Samasor), came under a barrage of fire from a .45 caliber pistol as he stepped out of his house at around 7:20 a.m.,Argarin said nine slugs were found at the scene but only five hit Jerus, who was the fifth official of a militant organization killed in the province amid the continued escalation of unsolved killings in the country.

USC Student Activists Step up Pressure, Administration Responds In-Kind (tags)

Harsh response to anti-sweatshop sit-in threatens to obscure campaign details at a critical time: Breaking with a norm of accommodation of student protesters, the University of Southern California last week dramatized their willingness to evade responsibility for the repercussions of their business practices.

Open Letter to President of Depaul University (tags)

On the merit of Dershowitz vs. Finkelstein http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2007/04/open-letter-to-president-of-depaul.html

To those who are about to die (tags)

a peaceful weekend from a drunk

Media collaboration with Haiti coup (tags)

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

MUSICIAN-ENVIRONMENTALIST JON HARTMANN ADDRESSES AMERICA’S OIL ADDICTION WITH BUSH RAP (tags)

Artist responsibility. Freedom of Speech. Clarity through words. When politics, the environment and music meet, Jon Hartmann gets his message across. Now available for download on CD Baby.com, George Bush Sings!

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

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE FIGHT AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR (tags)

NOT ONE PENNY, NOT ONE SOLDIER FOR THESE WARS

Philippines: On PERC Corruption Survey (tags)

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo reaping the fruits of her folly

Major Mobilization for Farmworker Justice - Three weeks to go! (tags)

In just a few short weeks, farmworkers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their allies will travel from Immokalee, FL – home of one of the largest farmworker communities in the country – to Chicago, IL, home of the world’s largest restaurant chain, McDonald’s. The "2007 Truth Tour: Behind the Golden Arches” will culminate in two national days of action on April 13th and 14th in the Chicago area marking a new phase in the Campaign for Fair Food. Now is the time to finalize plans to join us for these historic actions!

Why aren't the Bush daughters in Iraq? (tags)

The president's family has set an appallingly bad example for wartime sacrifice.

the secret of all secrets (tags)

the secret of all secrets

Israeli pResident Moshe Katsav's Penny Stock Partner Michael Zwebner loses in U.S. Court (tags)

Even Moshe Katsav's and Michael Zwebners' partner in the UCSY or Universal Communications Systems fraud,Mohamed Hadid with his Saudi Arabian ties,has been protected by the Bush Regime that has covered up the Herndon, Virginia Islamic charities money laundering scandal for him and the Saudis.

Scripted Libby Trial Ends on Cue: What Can Happen Next? (tags)

The Prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, crafted the “Scooter” Libby case to protect the Bush-Cheney Gang. Even the members of Libby’s jury knew something was missing. Now, it’s time for the House’s Judiciary Committee to pick up the baton. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NEV) said Libby manipulated “intelligence” to get us into the war and that the case revealed “deeper truths” about VP Dick Cheney. I say: “Bring Cheney to the Bar of Justice!”

Dick Cheney Nearly Killed by Pervez Musharraf through Mullah Dadullah (tags)

Castro says “Close but no cigar.”

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

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

Condi and Tzipi dance (tags)

for war

George Bush Psychotic Legacy Fears Drive Him to Nuke Iran (tags)

A psychotic clown in the White House.

Dixie Chicks Iran Iraq War Grammy Win Over Burning George Bush (tags)

When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

BTL:Libby Trial Window Into White House Iraq War Attack Machine (tags)

Interview with investigative journalist Robert Parry, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

IRAN (tags)

OPED

New GMA's Appointments: Ebdane to DND, Nachura to SC (tags)

Malacañang formally announced yesterday the appointment of former public works chief Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. as the new defense secretary, ignoring recommendations for a civilian to head the sensitive post. Ebdane, 58, replaces Avelino Cruz, who quit unexpectedly in November, fueling speculation of a rift in President Arroyo’s Cabinet over moves to change the Constitution. Also at Malacañang yesterday, Chief Justice Reynato Puno announced Mrs. Arroyo’s appointment of Solicitor General Antonio Eduardo Nachura as Supreme Court associate justice. Ebdane was reportedly the one who brought out of the country former elections commissioner Virgilio Garcillano at the height of the vote rigging controversy involving Mrs. Arroyo. Ebdane denied the accusations

Doomed to Failure (tags)

Bush has ignored the Baker plan in nearly all points-except for sending troops to train Iraqi security forces. He rejects a diplomatic involvement of Syria and Iran.. Sunnites will fight Sunnis in the whole Arab world.

AJLPP: GMA caused people's cynicism of People Power (tags)

On January 20, 2001, the people of the Philippines overthrew President Joseph Estrada and installed Vice President Gloria Macapagala-Arroyo, Six years after the EDSA 2 uprising that toppled President Joseph Estrada, the AJLPP-USA agroup in the US working for a just and lasting peace laments that the political situation turned to worse for the Filipinos.

EMERGENCY INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING (tags)

Bushfraud, the un-elected president of the United States, is about to defy the American people, about to defy his own Joint Chiefs of Staff, about to defy the Congress of the United States all in the name of taking 20,000 more troops into Iraq to continue to wage his war based on a lie. Zionist Benjamin Netanyahu, who is not even an official member of the Israeli government,is blackmailing Bushfraud vis a vis using Bush's homosexual sex and financial fraud, election fraud, criminal fraud, telling Bush either you do this in Iraq and Iran or else.

RICH: President Bush’s “new” Iraq policy leaves you wondering exactly who is still in the (tags)

RICH: President Bush’s “new” Iraq policy leaves you wondering exactly who is still in the bunker with the president besides the first lady and Barney. THE COMPLETE ARTICLE WITH ALL HYPERLINKS AND MORE

Chavez forgives Nicaragua's debt to Venezuela (tags)

Chavez forgives Nicaraguas debt to Venezuela Lets see the rich first world behave as magnanimously! VIVA CHAVEZ

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.

RP, US: VFA review only after Smith case over (tags)

Both Malacañang and the United States Embassy said yesterday that the review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) will only take place once the rape case against US Marine Lance Corporal Daniel Smith reaches its conclusion. While Malacañang said the Philippine government should already study the controversies that resulted from the implementation of the accord, US Embassy charge d’affaires Paul Jones said the US government will wait and see how the case concerning Smith’s custody progresses.

By Definition Every American Soldier is Legally Insane (tags)

Apply the facts to the law and judge for yourself.

New Radio-essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Here are several new radio essays by black death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, including this first one about the new US Congress. Abu-Jamal's case it at a critical juncture with oral arguments expected any month. After these, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to grant Mumia a new trial.

Iran Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi is Nostradamus Third Anti-Christ Mabus (tags)

Where truth is stranger than fiction.

Dirty War Against Defenders of Human Rights in Oaxaca (tags)

Slander Campaign Against the Mexican League for the Defense of Human Rights (LIMEDDH), and its director, Yésica Sánchez Maya. (Please see recommended actions below.)

Militant Lawmakers and Opposition Stalwarts Condemns Philippine Arroyo's Puppetry (tags)

President Arroyo’s public admission that her administration buckled before US pressure in the custody dispute over a convicted rapist makes her government an awkward host for an upcoming summit that includes many countries that have defied American might. Militant legislators called President Arroyo’s action as “downright improper, illegal and bordering on treason.” “This is perhaps the most scandalous crime and most unconstitutional act ever committed by Mrs. Arroyo that makes Proclamation 1017, the Calibrated Preemptive Response, Executive Order 464 and the fake people’s initiative pale in comparison,” House Deputy Minority Leader Satur Ocampo said. Ocampo called the President a “serial violator of the Constitution and the rule of law.” “The opportunist that she is, it is farfetched that she will find shame over this scandal and feel the urge to resign,” he said. “Those incensed by her corruption and cheating are now more determined to compel her ouster due to her sellout of Philippine national interests.” Party-list Rep. Crispin Beltran of Anakpawis said Smith’s transfer in exchange for resumption of Balikatan exercises makes Nicole a victim all over again. “Is there anything President Arroyo will not do to secure Washington’s approval? Her approval for the transfer of convicted rapist US Marine Lance Corporal Daniel Smith exposes how low she will go to make sure that she has the support of the US government: she is willing to throw aside Philippine law and ignore severe implications on national sovereignty. For the sake of her government’s one-sided relations with the US, she has abetted the eventual release of a convicted rapist.”

Former Longtime Confidant Accuses Ariel Sharon of Assassinating Yasser Arafat (tags)

Ariel Sharon likely poisoned Yasser Arafat

Selective Justice and the Execution of Saddam Hussein (tags)

The transformation of Saddam Hussein from ally to enemy

IAC Condemns Execution of Hussein (tags)

The International Action Center (IAC) condemns the Trial and Execution of Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; Plans for Protests Developing in Different Cities over Next Few Days

A Good Story (tags)

"From 200 years of American history, we have learned nothing is impossible." (Reagan) Occasionally this president replaced reality with his fictions. "The world changed every time a new technique of storytelling was intented." (Brian Ferren)

Annan, Mandela, Saud and Garland Prophesied Iraq Perfectly Beforehand (tags)

These people predicted Iraq perfectly in 2002 and they were all ignored.

BTL:Bush Signs Federal Legislation Expanding Power to Declare Martial Law (tags)

Interview with Frank Morales, writer & activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

More ICE Raids Possible (tags)

U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker said Wednesday: “This is not the end to these types of operations. We will continue to work with ICE and develop plans.'' Referring to last Tuesday’s raids on the Swift & Co. meat packing plants where approximately 1300 undocumented workers were arrested.

Aaron Burr and Dick Cheney: Two Treacherous VPs (tags)

V. P. Dick Cheney is a very powerful, but desperate individual. The idea that the Bush-Cheney Gang is planning to send 30,000 more troops into the Civil War in Iraq is insane. A planned war with Iran is also on Cheney’s agenda as a diversion to save himself and George W. Bush from impeachment. The Special Prosecutor will soon cross examine Cheney in the “Scooter” Libby case. Unless the U.S. Congress acts soon to impeach, say good-bye to the Republic!

Bush sets stage for major escalation in Iraq (tags)

The remarks delivered by President Bush at a year-end press conference Wednesday, combined with a series of military and political developments, point inexorably to a major escalation of the US war in Iraq in the coming year. Bush revealed little new in his encounter with the press corps, dismissing as “hypothetical” all questions on the reported turn by his administration to a new military offensive in Iraq based on a “surge” of up to 40,000 more US combat troops in the country.

2006 ‘another murderous year’ with 111 high-profile killings in the Philippines (tags)

The year, 2006 that is about to end is "another murderous year" in the country "with at least 111 high-profile killings recorded to date," opposition Rep. Roilo Golez of Parañaque said yesterday. Golez, former national security adviser of President Arroyo, said the killings represent "a near total breakdown of peace and order in the country."

There is No Doubt: Bush Spy Program is UnConstitutional (tags)

Join Cindy Sheehan and thousands of others in DC beginning Jan 3rd- stay as long as it takes. Demand Impeachment!

President Bush has his head in the sand! (tags)

U.S. should boost size of Army and Marines, Bush says

U.S. Military Draft Announced in Simple Code Today by President Bush (tags)

Read in context President Bush announced a military draft today.

MORE TROOPS MEANS MORE GENOCIDE (tags)

Good fucking luck Democrats.

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

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

Mythic Figures Spooking Dubya (tags)

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

Arlington West, Santa Barbara, Cindy Sheehan - Antiwar short stories (tags)

Monday, Dec. 11, 2006

White House hostility to Iraq report grows (tags)

I would hate for them to think that the government the US installed in Iraq after over throwing Saddam is a "puppet" government - "The worry is that the more Maliki is seen as our puppet, because he is abiding by our timelines and deadlines, the internal political dynamics will become so fragile that the whole government would collapse,"

US-Arroyo Regime Beat a Retreat : Stop Con-ass now (tags)

President Macapagal-Arroyo, sensing grave political fall-out from her manuverings, had instructed her political affairs adviser Gabriel Claudio on Friday to “order” the lawmakers allied with her to drop the constituent assembly (Con-ass) as a means of changing the Constitution, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said yesterday.

HOUSE BACKS DOWN ON CON-ASS (tags)

---Faced with threats of massive protests against the planned constituent assembly (Con-Ass), President Arroyo’s allies in the House of Representatives said on Saturday that they would settle for a constitutional convention (Con-con).

Bla...bla...bla (tags)

said the president

Net Neutrality Life on Earth Depends Upon It says World Peace Religion (tags)

Do you want the present neutral internet or the new biased internet?

Report tells Bush to get out of Iraq! Will George W. Hitler Listen? (tags)

Report confronts the president with a powerful argument that his policy in Iraq is not working and that he must move toward disengagement.

Iranian President’s Letter to the American People (tags)

President Ahmadinejad Blasts Bush’s Israel First Policy in Letter

The End of the Bush Dynasty (tags)

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

Photos - Rally to a protest against President Felipe Calderon in Mexico City (tags)

Thousands of supporters of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stand at Mexico City's Zocalo square during a rally against Felipe Calderon, December 1, 2006

STOP THE POLITICAL KILLINGS NOW! (tags)

Once more, with deep sadness, the Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-U.S.A vigorously condemns the November 27, 2006 murder of Anthony Licayo , president of Gunglo Dagiti Mannalon peasant association in Cabirauan, Gonzaga, Cagayan Valley.

Pesante-USA Support’s Cagayan Valley Peasant’s Struggle for Land and Freedom (tags)

--The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-U.S.A vehemently condemned the despicable killing of the new Gunglo Dagiti Mannalon peasant association president Anthony Licayo last November 27 at Brgy. Cabirauan, Gonzaga, Cagayan, Licayo has just succeeded Joey Javier, the president of Gunglo was killed by military agents in Brgy, Bagunot,Cagayan. Licayo became the 791st victim of political killings perpetrated by the military throughout the Philippines under the US-Arroyo regime. Pesante is very much aware that the peasant associations led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is taking the brunt of the fascist attacks by the US trained and directed Philippine military, police, its intelligence agencies and paramilitaries all over the country.

OJ and Dubya: Both in Denial, Both Unrepentant (tags)

O.J. Simpson and George W. Bush have a lot in common. They are both unrepentant wrongdoers, who are in denial about their outrageous conduct. Thankfully, OJ’s book escapade was foiled by outraged public opinion. Bush, and his cohort, VP Dick Cheney, however, intend to “stay the course” in Iraq and maybe attack Iran. Only the U.S. Congress can stopped the duo. Impeachment is Constitutionally mandated. Will Congress do its duty?

BTL:NOW Challenges Bush Appointment of Anti-Contraception Doctor to... (tags)

...Head Federal Family Planning Office~Interview with Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Glimpse of Secret Gitmo Panels (tags)

Snip: "They relied instead on secret evidence that was classified," Denbeaux says. "And the government's procedure was, anything in that secret evidence was presumed to be valuable and valid. And then the detainee was given the opportunity to rebut the secret evidence. But he was never told what the secret evidence was."

Why any true Liberal should support Steve Kubby for President (tags)

Why Steve Kubby is our best bet

Students suspended from LACC in retaliation to standing up to Sheriffs (tags)

On November 1st Los Angeles Community College students from SER (Students for Education Reform?) occupied the campus sheriff's office after a rape investigator investigating a rape stated that 80% of rape claims were "illegitimate" made by " women who got drunk the night before and regretted having sex. The students have demanded the termination of detective Spelatz. He is a threat to women and potential victims everywhere. The LACC administration has refused to terminate the rape investigator for his views and have instead attacked SER members involved.

Union president Pinatay sa ambush sa Laguna (tags)

panayam ng PSN kay Arman Albarillo, Secretary General ng Bayan (Bagong Alyansang Makabayan) -Southern Tagalog ang pagpatay kay Iñoza ay posibleng kagagawan na naman ng gobyerno para supilin ang karapatan ng mga manggagawa. "Ito ay isa na namang uri ng pananakot sa hanay ng mga manggagawa para mapagbigyan ang kagustuhan ng mga dayuhang kapitalista" dagdag pa ni Albarillo.

Voodoo practitioner puts jinx on Bush (tags)

Ki Gendeng Pamungkas slit the throat of a goat, a small snake and stabbed a black crow in the chest, stirred their blood with spice and broccoli before drank the "potion" and smeared some on his face. - Lets hope it works :)

Why? (tags)

Why are these guys...

Approval of Bush policy on Iraq declines (tags)

Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to the lowest level ever,

NTEU Secret Service Collusion Brought US An Imposter For President (tags)

Because the Secret Service is under the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), and because the NTEU has mathematically at least 14,400 chances of collusion, Goerge Bush or any other President can be marched around by the Secret Service, and he can be an imposter.

Impeachment Call Echoes Near Independence Hall (tags)

In 1974, Elizabeth Holtzman, then a Congresswoman from New York City, served on the House’s Judiciary Committee, which drafted Impeachment charges against then-President, Richard M. Nixon. On Nov. 11, 2006, she appeared on a panel, in Philadelphia, PA. Holtzman believes George W. Bush has “subverted the Constitution” and that “the people are ahead of the politicians” and will bring Bush and Dick Cheney “to impeachment.”

VOTE THE PRESIDENTIAL TICKET OF ASSATA SHAKUR/LYNNE STEWART IN NOVEMBER 2008 (tags)

YES, A WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT BUT NOT 'THAT' WOMAN

Bombs Explode at Mexico City’s TRIFE, PRI and Scotia bank (tags)

Bombs Explode at Mexico City’s TRIFE, PRI and Scotia bank

School Bus Driver fired for giving Bush the respect he deserves (tags)

School Bus Driver fired for giving Bush the finger! I won't argue if the firing was justified because I don't know, but at least the woman knows how to give Bush the respect he deserves. Although it does seem to show you that the school system teaches the kids that they dont have any First Amendment Rights.

Future Tax Shock (tags)

One of President Bush’s be-very-afraid lines this campaign season is that Democrats, if elected, will raise taxes.

Surrender meeting (tags)

What took so long?

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

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

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.

EXPLOSIVE: Tampa Bay News has Conspiratorial Emails in 2000 Election Fraud Coup d'État (tags)

Tampa Bay News now in possession of Douglas Alexander (former U.K. E-Commerce Minister) election emails. Emails deal with direct communications between Alexander, Karen Hughes (chief aide to Bush) Mel Sembler aka Bay Point Schools and Democratic traitor Al Rodgers of Fort Lauderdale, Florida along with current Florida A.G. Charlie (gay-in-the-closet) Crist.

USA, ANTI-BUSH/WAR RALLY (tags)

Protesters March and Rally to speak out against President Bush and the war in Iraq, in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. This is part of over 230 protests nationwide organized by World Can't Wait-Drive Out the Bush Regime.

Revisions to Army Field Manual (Interrogation) (tags)

Interrogation techniques permitted for use as authorized by the Congress and the President of the United States (H.R. 6166).

Bill strips terror suspects of many U.S. legal system rights (tags)

This won't stop the terrorist. But it will turn Amerika into a police state that Hitler, Stalin, Saddam or Mao would be proud of!

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!"

Warner memo a forgery (tags)

Sen. Warner says memo is a forgery.

JOURNALISM, WALL STREET JOURNAL-STYLE (tags)

HOW THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAVAGES HUGO CHAVEZ

CONFESSIONS OF AN OLD MILITANT-A CAUTIONARY TALE (tags)

THIS CONFESSION IS NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED-BE FOREWARNED

Musharraf says Pakistan faced U.S. 'onslaught' (tags)

Is'nt it amazing how the U.S. government can screw up the world?

Democrats defend “our president” against international criticism (tags)

The pretense that the Democratic Party represents some sort of opposition to the Bush administration was punctured again last week when leading Democrats vociferously condemned the anti-Bush speech given by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the United Nations General Assembly.

Mislabeling Iran's Pres. Ahmadinejad as "anti-Semitic" (tags)

Iran's President Ahmadinejad is incorrectly identified by US corporate media as "anti-Semitic". How does this character assassination play into GW bush regime's bloodthirsty cries for war with Iran??

chains for cheeny movement (tags)

operation restore democracy usa chains for cheeny movement as of now i wish to accuse the president of the united states george bush as well as the vice president dick cheeny of treason against the usa and it's citizens. I want to confront them in a public forum face to face in whatever constitutinal manner permited to defend these acusations, and as quickly as the constitution permits.

HUGO CHAVEZ'S NEW WORLD VISION (tags)

THE SPIRIT OF THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION

RISE UP AGAINST THE EMPIRE (tags)

ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS

President Bush is "the devil" and a "world dictator" (tags)

Something many Americans have known for a long time - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came to the United Nations and denounced President Bush as "the devil" and a "world dictator"

The Devil and George W. Bush (tags)

A transcript of a conversation between the devil and the President.

BTL:Bush Warrantless Domestic Spying Program Ruled Unconstitutional (tags)

Interview with Michael Avery, president of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BREAKING: Bush Torture Rendition Program Now Proven a Gestapo Program (tags)

Maher Arar Canadian Computer Consultant that was falsely arrested in the United States and accused of being a 9-11 Terrorist actually had done private contractual work for the Canadian Government and computer simulation activity vis a vis hijacked aircraft being used as terrorist weapons.

Prof. Jonathan Turley: “Stop Being a Country of Chumps!” (tags)

A conference was held on 09/18/06 at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore, to celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Constitution. One of the speakers was Professor Jonathan Turley of the GWU’s School of Law. He accused George W. Bush of creating an “uber presidency” and violating the “Separation of Powers” doctrine. He also blasted the two-party system as a monopoly. Prof. Turley said: “We need another political party!”

A belligerent Bush addresses the UN (tags)

In a speech to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, US President George W. Bush delivered a remarkably belligerent warning to the peoples of the Middle East that Washington intends to continue and even widen its campaign of military aggression.

AFP ASSESSMENT THAT THEY WILL ERADICATE THE NPA BY 2010- A BIG BLUFF (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA - a human rights, environemtal and a peasant advocacy network based in Los Angeles, called the AFP assessment that they will destroy the New People’s Army (NPA) by 2010, at the end of the President Arroyo’s term “ A big bluff and an empty pipe dream!.”

ANOTHER UNIONIST MURDERED IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Another unionist was killed today in Southern Tagalog region. Nemesio Aquino, a worker of JAM Transit (formerly Tritran Bus Company), was shot dead by unidentified men when he just came out from the Bureau of Labor Relations office in Barangay Parian, Calamba City, Laguna at around 2:00 PM. The militant Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Timog Katagalugan (PAMANTIK-KMU) or Solidarity of Workers in Southern Tagalog expressed condemnation and alarming concern over the recent killing of a unionist.

The President was warned (tags)

Letter previously published here warned the President of the consquences of war in Iraq a week before his invasion and disproves the present view of the intelligence at that time.

Historians will Morally Impeach George W Bush for Exploiting, not Honoring 9/11 (tags)

George W Bush will be impeached by the court of history for using 9-11 to create fear throughout the land, rather than bravery, courage and valor.

Netanyahu Beats Drum for U.S. War with Iran (tags)

Leave it to a Far Right Likudite, Benjamin Netanyahu, to show up on 09/06/06, in Philadelphia, “The City of Brotherly Love,” and beat the drum for a U.S. war with Iran. What a lethal irony! In his spiel, Netanyahu, an ultra Israeli Hawk, sounded like President George W. Bush, while also ignoring Israel’s many wrongs against the peoples of Palestine and Lebanon.

Mexican-American Delegation to meet with Lopez Obrador (tags)

Dr. Armando Navarro Leads Mexican-American Delegation to Mexico, D.F.

Illegal Use of Reagan-Mitterrand Protocol Funds + Compromised Fitzgerald (tags)

The illegal use of the Reagan Mitterrand Protocol Funds aka the Leo Wanta funds continues by the Bush Clinton Crime Syndicate with the Bank of England as the laundering machine The self appointed Box Elite are now using India to launder US Treasury Funds into the Bank of England using medium term notes and US Treasury Bills.

Retroactive Laws Invoked to Protect Administration Officials from War Crimes Prosecution (tags)

author: Paul Craig Roberts

Armitage is the Leaker, not the Story: Black Ops and War Lies (tags)

The corporate media have focused on the outing of Plame but are ignoring the real story: why was the administration so focused and intent upon destroying Plame and her ambassador husband? The answer leads to a dark crime of lies and black ops aimed at promoting a pointless war in Iraq at all costs.

Rev. Yearwood endorses Voters Pledge For Peace (tags)

Rev. Yearwoods' message: It is time for decent folks who care about the people of the Gulf Coast to come together and become Voters for Peace. Tell the politicans to bring the troops and resources home to the Gulf Coast where they are desperately needed.

Putting Words in Ahmadinejad's Mouth (tags)

n this frightening mess in the Middle East, let's get one thing straight. Iran is not threatening Israel with destruction. Iran's president has not threatened any action against Israel. Over and over, we hear that Iran is clearly "committed to annihilating Israel" because the "mad" or "reckless" or "hard-line" President Ahmadinejad has repeatedly threatened to destroy Israel But every supposed quote, every supposed instance of his doing so, is wrong.

Rupert Murdoch linked to major British-Yiddish Chinese money laundry (tags)

Rupert Murdoch foreign reprobate owner of FOX News (1-888-369-4762), has been linked to major British-Yiddish Chinese money laundry tied back to Iran Contra and the theft of the U.S. French Commissions due to both the U.S. and French Treasuries, aka the Russian Ruble Reagan Mitterrand Protocols. The name of the Chinese entity is a proprietary name Hondu with ties to Nicaragua and Guatemala. The bagman in this disguise is none other than noted Bush Clinton Crime Syndicate FIXER Marc Rich. Marc Rich was pardoned by Daddy Bush's Bitch Slick Willy Rockefeller Clinton. Note: Dunblaine Pedophile Tony Blair has received campaign contributions from this money laundering.

Israeli President Katsav pardons Rabin assassin insider,aids fraud of Mohamed Hadid ! (tags)

I'm sure they,(the ' Islamic charity folk'), have been quite impressed that Palestinian-American Mohamed Hadid and British-Israeli Michael Zwebner have been able to use not only Katsav's as well as IFA founder Gal Lusky's name in 'pump and dump' fraud using worthless U.S. penny stock shares but also with Moshe Katsav's willingness to pretend he doesn't notice they also 'drafted' Israeli soldiers and the whole of the Israeli army into their scammy press releases claiming the Israeli army would buy 'UCSY's' or Universal Communications Systems' non-existent 'air-water machines', (sometimes supposedly manufactured in Israel itself or sometimes in Brazil or sometimes in China, etc.,etc.).

A MOM'S FYI: The Bush Wars, Saddam vs Usama (tags)

Looking for evidence of GWB linking Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and 9/11? Read on.... -------------------------------

International Church leaders Condemns Political Killings in the Philippines (tags)

Condemnations as well as outrage over the unabated and rampant political killings in the Philippines is swelling in the international Christian community. More and more Protestant denominations have expressed alarm over the killings, with the Methodists issuing a statement calling on the US government to pressure Philippine President Arroyo's administration into decisive action. This came on the heels of the latest Amnesty International statement condemning the Arroyo government’s inaction and apparent crackdown of political dissent.

The Battle of the Elect (tags)

The Iraq war involves a western ideology about a profane crusade - armed with a pseudo-theology and the same misuse of the Bible as a thousand years ago. According to the New Testament, an unconditional non-aggression to the end of time is in effect.

International Church leaders Condemns Political Killings (tags)

Condemnations as well as outrage over the unabated and rampant political killings in the Philippines is swelling in the international Christian community. More and more Protestant denominations have expressed alarm over the killings, with the Methodists issuing a statement calling on the US government to pressure Philippine President Arroyo's administration into decisive action. This came on the heels of the latest Amnesty International statement condemning the Arroyo government’s inaction and apparent crackdown of political dissent.

Israeli President Katsav's sex scandal,stock fraud,Senator Joe Lieberman's Semitic Lie (tags)

JOSEPH LIEBERMAN could make a stronger case for being an albino than a 'semite'. And the only 'orhodox' thing I can think of about Israeli President Moshe Katsav at this time is an orthodox hypocrite and crook for aiding and abetting British-Israeli Michael Zwebner and his Muslim terrorist charity money laundering suspect 'business' partner with Saudi money ties Mohamed Hadid and their 'UCSY' or Universal Communications Systems pump and dump scam.

Over 10,000 World Figures Back Cuba (tags)

The exigency to United States of respect Cuba's sovereignty has been combined so far by 10,141 figures of the world, including nine Nobel prizewinners, artists, writers, academics, humanists and social fighters.

Recounting Our Way to Democracy (tags)

NOT since 1910, when another controversial election sparked a revolution, has Mexico been so fraught with political tension.

LA Welcomes Haitian Women Activists (tags)

Haitian activists Ginette Apollon and Rea Dol, in LA as part of their first visit to California, discuss the situation on the ground following the election of René Preval as President of Haiti and what are the demands of the grassroots.

Pandora's Box (tags)

OPED

Philippines: AKBAYAN leads protests over SONA of lies, lies, lies (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today joined the various groups which trooped to the streets to express opposition to the State of the Nation Adress (SONA) of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), saying GMA's SONA promises will not make up for the fact that she is the center and crux of the country's crisis right now.

BTL:Bush Stem Cell Bill Veto Another Christian Right Victory Over Common Good (tags)

Interview with Esther Kaplan, author of "With God on Their Side," conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris

BTL:American Bar Association Panel: Bush Signing Statements Undermines... (tags)

...the Rule of Law ~ Interview with Michael Greco, president of the American Bar Association, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Conspirators as Illuminati: Bush Administration as Juntocracy (tags)

A parallel or shadow government, a Cheney-Rumsfeld-Bush axis, was established.. Groups, offices and departments were elimi-nated and ad hoc groups formed.. The NSC was developed into a kind of parallel govern-ment.

Warnings she must heed: (tags)

All kinds of speculations have been aired since former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante was arrested in the United States for entering the country without a visa. Could his arrest be a US government warning shot to the Arroyo administration? Opposition voices are saying his arrest was made on the initiative of the Arroyo administration. They allege the administration does not want Bolante to come back to the Philippines and be forced to spill the beans in congressional investigations about his alleged diversion of P728 million from funds for fertilizers to be shared with farmers to President Arroyo’s 2004 campaign kitty. Both the Philippine and American governments are not forthcoming with details. The Philippine government has in fact ordered a total blackout on statements and news about Bolante. US immigration experts are befuddled why Bolante was arrested and held. He is in a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement “processing center” in San Pedro, California.

Warnings she must heed: (tags)

All kinds of speculations have been aired since former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante was arrested in the United States for entering the country without a visa. Could his arrest be a US government warning shot to the Arroyo administration? Opposition voices are saying his arrest was made on the initiative of the Arroyo administration. They allege the administration does not want Bolante to come back to the Philippines and be forced to spill the beans in congressional investigations about his alleged diversion of P728 million from funds for fertilizers to be shared with farmers to President Arroyo’s 2004 campaign kitty. Both the Philippine and American governments are not forthcoming with details.

Esperon says no quarter for NPA (tags)

Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, the new Armed Forces chief of staff, on Friday vowed to crush the communist rebellion during his term. Esperon, former Army chief, became the AFP’s 35th chief of staff. He replaced Gen. Generoso Senga, who retired Friday. He said he would lead efforts to foil attempts to vilify the AFP as an institution. The government has a two-year plan to defeat the communist New People’s Army.

Russian President Putin teaches George Bush a few things about democracy (tags)

Russian President Vladimir Putin: "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, I will tell you quite honestly."

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth: political posturing and the Democratic Party (tags)

Al Gore’s documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, is intended to serve one essential purpose: bolstering the environmental and supposedly liberal credentials of the Democratic Party and the former US vice president himself. Its aim, therefore, is not primarily to treat the very real environmental problems that it in part lays bare, but to create a new mechanism for ensuring that these problems cannot find a serious solution.

Iran warns that Israel is Playing with Fire (tags)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday an Israeli strike on Syria would be considered an attack on the whole Islamic world that would bring a "fierce response", state television reported.

If They Broke the Law, String 'Em Up (tags)

Bush, during his two terms as Texas governor, oversaw the executions of 152 people. If he’s a war criminal, and guilty of causing the deaths of captives at Guantanamo and elsewhere, it would be poetic justice for him to follow them on the long walk.

What's new about CUBA? (tags)

What's new about CUBA...

HUNTER THOMPSON-DR. GONZO-HELP!! (tags)

CAMPAIGN 2006 IS BEYOND FEAR AND LOATHING.

MNLF officials belie GMA (tags)

Top Muslim leaders and Moro National Liberation Front officials in Central Mindanao on Wednesday belied President Arroyo’s claims that government has met “80 percent” of its peace deal with the MNLF, as contained in the 1976 Tripoli agreement.

Esperon’s marching orders: Crush Reds (tags)

President Arroyo has given incoming Armed Forces chief Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon his marching orders: Crush the 37-year-old communist rebellion and the groups plotting to destabilize the administration.

glory of Washington (tags)

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Generalissimo Bush: Clear and Present Danger to the Republic (tags)

A small-minded man in Italy once used fear of The Other, and an imperialist campaign of aggressive war in the Middle East, to become a Generalissimo and destroy a Republic. Now it’s happening here.

Populist #31 (tags)

Concerning National Popular Elections

Major candidates in Mexican election offer no solution to the social crisis (tags)

On Sunday, July 2, Mexican voters will elect a new president and a new Congress. The election takes place under conditions of mounting class tensions, as hundreds of thousands of teachers, miners and other workers have taken to the streets. None of the major candidates in the presidential election genuinely addresses the needs of the masses for decent-paying jobs, improved living standards and social programs.

EU's President Finland does not respect Human Rights (tags)

Finnish Human Rights activists, who have formed www.oikeusturvanperikato.info web pages, states about accidentally disabled people and the life of their relatives, that becoming an accidentally injured person in Finland may follow an arbitrary juridical murder and a life-time sentence into suffering, pain and shame.

Will the US Bomb Minsk? (tags)

The US initiator of illegal wars with hundreds of thousands of dead, the inventor of torture light and extraordinary rendition reproaches the Belarus president for fundamentally undemocratic elections and violation of human rights by political repression.

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

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

‘Citizen’s Impeachment Complaint’ Filed Vs GMA (tags)

The second impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was formally filed today at the office of the secretary general of the House of Representatives, who confirmed it as the “first complaint” filed at his office. At 8:09 a.m., House secretary general Roberto P. Nazareno received a copy of the complaint by lead complainant Nini Quezon-Avanceña, as endorsed by opposition lawmakers House Minority Floor Leader Francis Escudero and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora. The complainants held vigil at the House last night in anticipation of the filing of another complaint by lawyer Oliver Lozano, who filed the first impeachment case against the president last year.

Foes file 2nd impeachment rap vs Arroyo (tags)

Over 200 private citizens and organizations on Monday formally filed the second impeachment complaint against President Arroyo. The group, headed by the Citizens’ Impeachment Case versus Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, filed the 154-page complaint with the office of House Secretary-General Roberto Nazareno. The complaint also contains annexes and a verification s

Richard Perle: A Serial Warmonger! (tags)

Richard Perle is at it again! He tossed a hizzy fit when the Bush-Cheney Gang decided to have “talks” with Iran over their disputed nuclear program. The Mother of All Neocons implied President George W. Bush was a coward. He said the President “blinked” and that the Mullahs had “glared” him down. Perle has no shame! He helped to create the disaster which is the Iraqi War. Now, he wants to set the stage for a repeat U.S. performance with Iran.

four years of bloody war (tags)

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Bush supporter, please take down your American flag (tags)

One page printable/downloadable handout aimed at Bush supporters points out why now is the time to abandon their American flags, support our troops magnets, and Christian symbols. Suggestion to download from included link, print out, and distribute.

Legal and Still Tossed (tags)

2 leftists killed in wake (tags)

The blood of leftist militants just won’t stop flowing. A week after men on a motorcycle gunned down former New People’s Army leader Sotero Llamas in Albay province, a lone assassin wearing a bonnet over his head shot dead a Bayan Muna member and a leader of a farmers’ group during a wake on Sunday night here. Bayan Muna’s David Costuna, 48, and Arcadio Macale, 60, president of the local Barangay Agrarian Reform Council, were the 19th and 20th militants murdered around the country in the past two months. Their deaths brought to 228 the total number of activists assassinated since President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assumed office in 2001, according to an Inquirer tally.

Fox Guarding the Firehouse? (tags)

Grievance filed against fire commission president for creating hostile work environment just as panel investigates allegations of harassment and discrimination on LAFD

A Brief Explanation of the CPE, the November riots, and French politics in general (tags)

The riots in French suburbs have always been detonated by police violence. The first of these riots happened in Lyon's suburbs, in Vaulx-en-Velin, a working class hub with Renault factories. Monstrous urbanisation, tens of thousands of workers who became jobless after corporate downsizing in the 1970s, inexistent public infrastructures, stigmatisation against people of foreign origin, schools that only proposed dead ends, heroin for the young and alcohol for their parents; voila the situation of this peripheral city forgotten by all until police violence led to the death of a young man. Police violence triggered this riot in 1990, and those that followed, all the way up to those of November 2005...

SEC,Chris Cox:W Bush Cedes Presidential Stock Fraud Ops To DNI John Negroponte.Why ? (tags)

Intelligence Czar Can Waive SEC Rules Now, the White House's top spymaster can cite national security to exempt businesses from reporting requirements President George W. Bush has bestowed on his intelligence czar, John Negroponte, broad authority, in the name of national security, to excuse publicly traded companies from their usual accounting and securities-disclosure obligations. Notice of the development came in a brief entry in the Federal Register, dated May 5, 2006, that was opaque to the untrained eye. - Dawn Kopecki , BusinessWeek

Secret Service Jails man for saying he "wished the president were dead" (tags)

Do Democrats Have a Death Wish? (tags)

With the people clamoring for impeachment, what kind of leaders would tell them no? Who are these people anyhow: Karl Rove plants?

The Fall of the House of Bush (tags)

Hubris, meaning pride or arrogance, is a very human flaw. Bush wanted a war with Iraq more than he wanted to catch Osama and thought he could manipulate the American people into confusing the two and supporting a war under false pretenses.

Palestine Update (tags)

News, generally suppressed by US mainstream medias

Gen. Hayden: A Yes-Man for All Seasons (tags)

The general, like all officers in the military, took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, not to mindlessly follow the orders of the president. He should be getting court-martialed, not appointed CIA director.

Impeachment: A Winning Argument (tags)

Even if they win, the Democrats in Congress can’t do anything while the president claims the right to ignore acts duly passed by the House and Senate. To pass a Democratic agenda, this president would have to be removed.

Populist #29 (tags)

On the Electoral College, continued

Virtual America (tags)

What’s real? Death and mayhem in Iraq. What’s not real? American democracy, the Constitution, the Congress and the president for starters.

Bush’s immigration speech—an appeal to militarism and reaction (tags)

The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the vicious anti-immigrant policy put forward by President George W. Bush in his speech from the White House Oval Office Monday night. We condemn as well the craven response of the Democratic Party, which embraced in all essentials the administration’s attacks on millions of immigrant workers living and working in the US. Bush’s speech was ignorant, short-sighted and reactionary. While crafted with the short-term goal of satisfying both the prejudices of the Republican Party’s extreme right-wing base and the profit interests of the American Manufacturers Association, the proposals outlined by the US president have far-reaching and ominous implications.

"PMDB is not a prostitute", (tags)

says Garotinho lean as who has just left a spa.The former-governor of Rio, Anthony Garotinho was the center of the attentions during the convention of the PMDB.

lies revealed (tags)

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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/12/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Shameless Commerce: US Policy Towards China and Taiwan (tags)

Bush’s passion for “exporting democracy” doesn’t apply where U.S. corporations think there’s money to be made in a repressive dictatorship.

Message from Ramsey Clark - Impeach NOW! (tags)

"(Bush's) Impeachment is essential to the integrity of constitutional government" What's at Stake? A message from Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the United States

When War Making Criminals Get What They Deserve (tags)

Today the Senate is prepared to vote on a bill that will rack up an additional $67.6 Billion for making war upon Afghanistan and Iraq. That "supplemental" money, however, will just keep the eager war-makers in just enough Depleted Uranium, Grenades, and Conventional Mines (all types) only to last another five months, till September 30.

Bush's CIA Pensioners Confess Their Lies (tags)

The war against Iraq was resolved as a policy. The US government was only interested in secret service information that supported this policy..Information that did not fit the long resolved war strategy was consciously ignored.

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.

THREE STATES to vote on forwarding REAL impeachment bills that require US House votes (tags)

author: Constitutionalist ....your own state's legislators can introduce Impeachment Proceedings against Bush immediately as a State Legislature Joint Resolution, that then goes on to be a preferred bill, meaning that it automatically takes precedence over all other bills then in Congress!

Bush to speak in O.C. on Monday (tags)

The Orange County Register

FIDEL ORDERED CHAVEZ' RESCUE (tags)

In the book "Fidel Castro, a two-voiced biography," published by the Debate Publishing House, the Cuban president told Ignacio Ramonet information not previously released about the events of April 2002 in Venezuela.

Protest Bush In So. Cal. this weekend (tags)

Two independent sources confirm Bush trip to California this week.

THE WAR DRUMS ARE BEATING AND SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF LIKELY US MILITARY OR OTHER ACTION TO OUST HUGO CHAVEZ

Republican Hatchet Man Defends Presidential Crimes (tags)

The Founders of the nation must be rolling in their graves over Sen. Hatch’s claim that the president’s powers should be beyong criticism during the “war” on terror.

Venezuelan Government To Launch International 9/11 Investigation (tags)

Billionaire philanthropist Jimmy Walter and WTC survivor William Rodriguez this week embarked on a groundbreaking trip to Caracas Venezuela in which they met with with the President of the Assembly and will soon meet with Venezuelan President himself Hugo Chavez in anticipation of an official Venezuelan government investigation into 9/11.

We are in a Chaos (tags)

American legitimacy is undermined. Hardly anyone believes in American morals any more. American credibility was shattered.. The present rests on errors of the past, lies and crimes. The Bush administration created a self-fulfilling prophecy with the Iraq invasion.

The Impeachment Debate (tags)

We are a republic; we don't want a king. Laws govern our nation, not men.. America doesn't want a president who believes "I am the law." A coalition of the unwilling is underway who see a breach of the constitu-tion in the monitoring practices.

Johnny Carson interviews Jim Garrison (tags)

author: remembering the past At the website of the late Col. Fletcher Prouty you can still hear echoes reverberating from Dealey Plaza, in very Lo-Fi streaming audio. Since I could not find a transcript of this famous 1967 television broadcast online to me help clarify some of the garbled details, I set out to produce one, in order to restore and preserve the fidelity of an echo.

Populist #25 (tags)

Limiting Presidential War Powers

Actor Charlie Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story (tags)

Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures in questioning the official story of 9/11 and calling for a new independent investigation of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it.

A Message from the Chairman (tags)

Maybe not Howard himself, but fearful Democratic Party leaders are putting the screws to those in Congress who want to call Bush a criminal or to call for impeachment.

Captain Ahab and his Watery Grave (tags)

The novel Moby Dick appeared to Moltmann and others as the American myth. "Thewhite whale is the symbol of evil and Captain Ahab is the tragic hero. America's messianic dream becomes the tragic myth."

Israel: Gal Lusky's 'IFA' Caught Up in Moshe Katsav,Mohamed Hadid, Zwebner 'UCSY' scam ? (tags)

That might also explain why Michael Zwebner did not take the opportunity of the Hurricane to promote his and his 'business' partner, Palestinian con man and Al Qaeda Islamic terrorist charities connected suspect Mohamed Hadid's, et.al.'s 'airwater machine'. Perhaps he felt using you or Israeli President Moshe Katsav again to promote his worthless 'UCSY' shares might get old.Originally I imagined it was because New Orleans was too close to his scam in Miami but then again he sent 120 or so fictitious 'airwater machines' to Texas somewhere in one press release.

It's Spring and Talk of Impeachment is in the Air (tags)

Extra! Extra! Senator files censure motion against President Bush and the media actually report it the next day!

House Resolution 635: Impeachment (tags)

30 Dems now support 635

Did Israel President Moshe Katsav aid Muslim Terrorism or only fraud ? (tags)

The land of International penny stock fraud makes for strange bedfellows and here often right wing cons of all stripes lie together.So it should come as no surprise that by touting or allowing his name to be used to tout a Michael Zwebner pump and dump penny stock scam(one of many over the years) President of Israel Moshe Katzav not only mixes his name and reputation with American mafia and international crooks and gangsters but also Mr.Zwebner's business partner in a number of scams over the years including UCSY or Universal Communications Systems is the infamous Mohamed Hadid,a Palestinian of ill repute connected to the Herndon,Virginia Muslim charity suspected in both money laundering and terrorist funding activities,including Al Qaeda.

Iraq "Rendezvous": Cheney, "Bubble-boy" and Ahmadinejad Up the Ante (tags)

Listening to Vice President Cheney and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exchange threats of war while both nations hover, like vultures, over the moribund carcass of Iraq's insurgency-racked shotgun democracy, I was reminded of David Low's famous 1939 cartoon, "Rendezvous." Mr. Low, you'll recall, depicted Hitler and Stalin as bloodthirsty tyrants, tipping their hats in salutation while standing over Poland's corpse. Thus, Hitler saluted Stalin: "The scum of the earth I believe?" Stalin replied: "The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?"

Populist #23 (tags)

The Executive and War Powers, continued

SF City Council Joins Impeachment Movement (tags)

SF's supervisors jumped into national politics by passing a resolution asking the Democratic congressional delegation to seek the impeachment of President Bush for failing to perform his duties by leading the country into war and eroding civil liberties.

Groundswell for Impeachment (tags)

A majority of Americans—a majority!—say they think President Bush should be impeached on at least two grounds, lying about Iraq’s alleged WMD threat and alleged links to Al Qaeda to justify an invasion, and NSA spying on Americans without getting a court warrant, but the media and Democratic Party leaders don’t want to admit it.

President wins 2 billion new supporters (tags)

Unfortunately a picture has been published worldwide of President Bush playing cricket. This has instantly won him the support of over half the world's population. Please hide this picture if you find it..

BTL:Civil Liberties Advocates Maintain Bush's Illegal Conduct Constitutes... (tags)

...Impeachable Offenses ~ Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

CLOSING HAITI'S "OPEN VEINS" - RENE PREVAL'S IMPOSSIBLE MISSION (tags)

Exposing the lies and deception in the corporate media

Blair in secret plot with Bush to dupe U.N. (tags)

A White House leak revealing astonishing details of how Tony Blair and George Bush lied about the Iraq war is set to cause a worldwide political storm. A new book exposes how the two men connived to dupe the United Nations and blows the lid off Mr Blair's claim that he was a restraining influence on Mr Bush.

Zogby: The Troops Want Out, The Sooner the Better (tags)

Forget the president and his self-serving blather about not “cutting and running.” If you want to help our soldiers, why not do what THEY want, and work to bring them home? That’s the message for the grunts in Iraq.

“Best Director” Oscar for Ports Brouhaha Production (tags)

The Iraqi War has been raging for over three years with hardly a peep out of the Congress and/or the Media. Now, a deal which would permit an Arab-owned company to manage stevedore operations in six U.S. ports has sent both into a feeding frenzy. Why? The U.S. Coast Guard is in charge of security at the ports, not the stevedoring outfit. Whoever is behind this ports brouhaha affair deserves an Oscar nomination for - “best director!”

Bush's Bunker Crop of Bad News (tags)

With his supporters are slipping away as Iraq goes from horrible to worse, Bush seems to be looking for that White House bunker Nixon built.

STATE of EMERGENCY has been imposed in the PHILIPPINES! (tags)

Several dozen demonstrators were arrested, mostly social movement activists and civil society leaders including Ronald Llamas, president of AKBAYAN and Professor Randy David, a well-known academic and vocal critique of the Arroyo government.

World Social Forum (tags)

President Hugo Chavez welcomed thousands of social activists at the Poliedro-Stadium in Caracas, Venezuela on January 27, 2006

Populist #23 (tags)

On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers, continued

Former Pasadena Mayor Runs for Congress as Green (tags)

Bill Paparian, former Mayor of Pasadena and civil rights attorney will challenge "right wing" Democrat for Congress

NY WTC 'protected' by Kuwaiti company and Marvin Bush on 9/11 (tags)

Those behind the scenes of this UAE corporation may not even be from UAE at all for all we know.Who ever is behind it,the CIA or far right no doubt approves.But since when has our corrupt CIA,that has been gutted by Porter Goss and his ilk as it is,had our interests at heart ? Their only interest is self enrichment and corruption and they have led our military into a trap in Iraq and Afghanistan almost willfully. Why ?

Sloshed: Journalist Says Secret Service Report Claims Cheney was Drunk (tags)

And anyhow, what kind of a guy would shoot a friend, and then pack him off to the hospital and not go hang around the waiting room to see how he’s doing, instead of going home and having dinner and a drink?

Campaign for justice in Bhopal (tags)

On December 3, 1984 the world's worst industrial disaster attacked the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal. Twenty-one years later, the death toll has risen to more than twenty thousand, with thirty people still dying every month due to exposure-related illnesses and more than 150,000 living with them. Dow bought Union Carbide in 2001, purchasing its assets as well as its liabilities. Dow set aside $2.2 billion to pay off former Union Carbide asbestos workers in United States but refuses to pay the liabilities in India. University of Texas students are protesting against this apartheid.

Ambulance chasing and the Vice President (tags)

Who knew that Cheney has had an ICU in tow all this time at taxpayer expense?

"Accuracy in Media" Validates Goering's Axiom (tags)

Why, of course, the people don't want war...But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship

[Democratic] voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." --- Hermann Goering

Complete liberty of contradiction and disproving our opinion is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action; and on no other terms can a being with human faculties have any rational assurance of being right --- John Stuart Mill (from, On Liberty)

Calls for Dialogue in the Iran Crisis (tags)

Renunciation on force and non-aggression guarantees are crucial for de-activating the crisis along with convening a UN mediation commission. All military options must be excluded.

BTL:Haiti's Poor Erupt in Protest After Charges that... (tags)

...Presidential Vote Count was Manipulated ~ Interview with Ben Dupuy, co-director of Haiti Progres, and former Haitian President Aristide's ambassador at-large, conducted by Between the Line' Scott Harris

Israeli President Moshe Katzav aids massive penny stock fraud,possible money laundering (tags)

One can say of Saddam Hussein what they wish but to my knowledge Mr.Hussein never aided a penny stock fraud of a mafia connected con artist who may well be responsible for tens of millions of dollars if not well over $100,000,000 + in frauds against Americans caught up in his penny stock scams over the years. Israeli President Moshe Katzav gets credit for that....

Update on Border Angels Migrant March (tags)

Progress report from the March and Caravan by Migrants as they head to a showdown with Lou Dobbs and then to DC.

National Black Peoples Unity Convention to Convene In Gary, Indiana in March (tags)

Thirty-four years after the historic 1972 National Black Political Convention, a new group of activists will convene in Gary, Indiana from March 9 – 12. They will come together as participants, ready to formulate a strategy around not just a political plan, but around the more important agenda of a long term Black economic empowerment strategy.

Liberty Tower, Los Angeles. (tags)

We were save by President Bush.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/10/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Cuba, Spain, and Russia.

George Bush and Tomoyuki Yamashita (tags)

With great power comes great responsibility, and when you’re “commander-in-chief” that means responsibility for the crimes of your troops. 60 years ago this month, American troops executed a Japanese general using precisely that argument.

The Bush Diary (tags)

My choises for Pope and my visit to the troops.

The Union is in some State. (tags)

Cheney and Bush are set to make big $$$ on the new energy.

Cindy Sheehan: “Bush’s Presidency Is Illegitimate!” (tags)

Cindy Sheehan is back in Washington, D.C. She appeared at a Forum, on Jan. 30, 2006, proposing the impeachment of both President George W. Bush and his vice-president-in-mayhem, Dick Cheney. Sheehan believes Bush’s election in 2000, by the Supreme Court was illegitimate and that his abrogating to himself Congress’s war making powers to invade Iraq was unconstitutional. Congress won’t do anything, Sheehan said, “unless we make them” do it.

DEAR CINDY: PLEASE READ THIS AND THINK AGAIN (tags)

Your decision to run for Senate is a case of "right church, wrong pew" in that you will make an excellent spokeperson for peace as a Senate candidate, but wouldbe most effective challenging cheif hawk Hillary Clinton.

Gore Vidal: President Jonah (tags)

Gore Vidal on President Bush and Why people should join World Can't Wait-Drive Out the Bush Regime

Bush Pot Calls Hamas Kettle Black (tags)

What’s wrong with this picture? Here’s our president, who began an unprovoked war of aggression that has killed as many as 250,000 civilians, telling Hamas to renounce violence.

Protect Your Rights - Stop Alito's Confirmation (tags)

Take action now to protect your constitutional rights by helping stop Alito's confirmation.

Cuba Offer Free Eye Surgery to U.S. Poor (tags)

An EYEdea Who's Time Has Come! Offer of free eye surgery in Cuba

The Most Dangerous Double Standard in the Middle East (tags)

Iran and Israel: Ambiguous Nuclear Weapons At present, there is only one country in the Middle East with "secret" and ambiguous stockpiles of nuclear weapons. (full references and links at bottom)

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/20/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast.. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.

Finnish Citizen Missing Legal Protection (tags)

Where Swedish Chancellor of Justice blames Swedish Policemen for telling lies and Swedish Legal System for jailing innocent, have Finland continued the same policy lining having taken place three socialist president generations ago. This policy lining was started by President Mauno Koivisto (SDP), and it was carried on by Martti Ahtisaari (SDP) and President Tarja Halonen (SDP).

A (Very Short) Honor Roll of House Members Who Are Standing Up for the Constitution (tags)

While the representatives who have joined Rep. Conyers in calling for censure and for impeachment investigations of Bush and Cheney, the most remarkable thing about this little list is who is not on it.

Mexico's refusal to hear massacre case decried (tags)

MEXICO CITY - Human rights activists accused Mexico's highest court of upholding a "culture of impunity" Thursday after the judges refused to hear a genocide case against former President Luis Echeverria.

VENEZUELA'S BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION - ITS PROMISE AND PERILS (tags)

A review of the Bolivarian Revolution achievements and the threat to Hugo Chavez from the U.S.

Advice From An Old Man (tags)

on resisting America's next war...

LISTED: CIA Planes; EU Pacts for Lynching Muslims; CIA Front Co.s, Lawyers (tags)

CIA DDO (Jose Rodriguez), the chief spy? All are listed below. The 22 American CIA agents allegedly led by Robert Seldon Lady in the 2003 Milan kidnapping of Muslim cleric Abu Omar? The Italian secret service SISMI knew in advance of their operation, just as Mr. Lady claims. There is a document that proves, in writing, such operations involve the cooperation of EU governments. The Milan prosecutor Spataro knows this. Prime Minister Berlusconi knows this. Still, these two men are on a collision course as Spataro prepares for a show trail of the 22 "in absentia" while Berlusconi attempts to get away with denying everything.

Hitchens on War (tags)

Christopher Hitchens – On Why We Must Win

Abramoffgate: It’s the Same Sleaze, Just Bigger! (tags)

Jack Abramoff may be the sleaziest influence peddler to hit the halls of power in Congress - ever. As many as 20 Congressmen may be caught up in the crimes of this confessed master briber. Yet, there is nothing really new about corruption scandals on Capitol Hill. The biggest obscenity is this: Brave U.S. soldiers are dying in Iraq in a war sanctioned by the “most corrupt Congress in history,” and started by a wacky President - George W. Bush.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/6/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia.

Did President Bush Also Spy on Congressmen? (tags)

How widespread is this spying on U.S. citizens. I believe that we have suffered a Coup D'etat under the Bush

George W. Falls (tags)

The unmistakable odor of failure hangs over Bush's so-called preventive war.. The Bush administration was increasingly overtaken by its own lies.. The majority of Americans in the course of 2005 noticed that president Bush stands naked,

Three Cheers and Thanks to the Leaker (tags)

Let's extend our thanks to the spook who outed Bush.

WSF Caracas: Shroud for Venezuela’s social movements (tags)

* A member of the group promoting the Alternative Social Forum explains why the World Social Forum (WSF), taking place in Caracas during January 2006, is another attempt by the Chavez government to impede the autonomous development of social struggles in the country.

UGSOA is Losing Members by The Hundreds - 387 in Less Then 2 Months (tags)

What's going on at UGSOA ? It seems President Jim Vissar is once again trying to deceive the members into thinking that the UGSOA International union is financially sound, when it reported Total Net Assets of Just $56,969 dollars or .17 cents per member. This Financially Broke Storefront Union is in Serious Trouble.

Is George Bush a Mad Emperor? (tags)

President George W. Bush took the country into the Iraqi War based on a policy of lies. It has cost the lives of an estimated 30,000 to 100,000 Iraqis. Since 2001, Bush has ordered the National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on the American people under the guise of catching terrorists. He arrogantly ignored a secret court, the FISA Court, which was set up for that purpose. Bush acts like a mad Roman emperor; he’s as whacky as a Caligula or a Nero.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/23/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

John Conyers Heads Committe to Investigate and Move for Impeachment (tags)

author: a patriot

hopelessness (tags)

a broken dream

Boxer Researches "Impeachable Offence" (tags)

Boxer issued the following release about President Bush's recent admission that he has personally authorized domestic surveillance without a court order. She sent the referenced letter to four presidential scholars, asking for their input: * Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago Law School * Bruce Ackerman, Yale University * Susan Low Bloch, Georgetown University Law Center * Michael Gerhardt, College of William and Mary School of Law

HAITI'S ACHIEVEMENTS UNDER ARISTIDE AND LAVALAS - NOW LOST SINCE THE U.S. LED COUP (tags)

Achievements by Aristide and Lavalas during their 10 years in office and conditions now in Haiti after the coup

Haiti, Venezuela, Benton Harbor, New Orleans: The Grassroots Mobilizes (tags)

LA public meeting a historic coming together of grassroots struggles in the United States with the movement against US/UN occupation in Haiti and Venezuela’s ‘peaceful and democratic revolution’.

"Just a goddamned Piece of Paper!" (tags)

Bush is talking more and more like a would be dictator or a petulant spoiled brat, dissing the Constitution and calling himself commander-in-chief

Is Tookie Williams a "Bigger,more Dangerous Criminal" than President Bush? (tags)

If Tookie Williams then, is found to be the bigger,more dangerous criminal among any of these individuals or groups,then by all means let him suffer the full weight of American's justice!

HOSTILE TAKEOVER: Texas NeoCon Attempts Haiti Coup (tags)

A Texas millionaire as president of Haiti? Is this the latest NeoCon scheme? - turning poverty stricken countries that happen to offer cheap labor and/or natural resources like oil or wood into feudal kingdoms, presided over by corporate executives who will squeeze every ounce of cash, sweat and blood from a country, then move on? In a word....EXACTLY!

Call To Action - Thanksgiving in Crawford (tags)

Call To Action - Thanksgiving in Crawford by Crawford Peace House Sunday, Nov 13 2005, 1:54pm texas / war and peace / feature November 22-November 27, 2005

Argentina: "Fascist Bush! You are the terrorist!" (tags)

Bu$hCo leaves the good 'ol USA to avoid controversy - and ends up in a heap 'o trouble down south. George - you can run but you can't hide... time to RESIGN!!!!

Suicidal Statecraft and Intrigues in Washington (tags)

Suicidal statecraft. Sadly for President George W Bush's place in history but-much more important-ominously for America's future, it has lately seemed as if that adroit phrase might be applicable to the politices pursued by the US since the cataclysm of 911

Nov. 2 "Drive Out the Bush Regime" Gets Major Endorsements (tags)

Howard Zinn, Code Pink, Mumia Abu-Jamal are among those endorsing day of walk outs and mobilizations Nov 2, anniversary of Bush's "re"-election, to drive his regime out of office. Local actions are along Wilshire Bl - noon to 8 pm.

Now Look Who's Calling for Presumption of Innocence and the Right to a Fair Trial (tags)

This president who has claimed the right to lock American citizens up without charge and to hold them indefinitely without the right to see a lawyer or to go to contest their captivity in court is suddenly touting all those rights, now that his own people are in the dock.

TODAY's BUSH ALERT: Roads in the area of 405 Fwy & Sunset Blvd. Closed 4 -8 p.m (tags)

Bush Visits Southland Today, Thursday October 20 Roads in the area of the San Diego (405) Freeway and Sunset Boulevard To Be Closed From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

From Haiti to New Orleans, Yes to Justice and Relief, Not Death and Occupation (tags)

A protest against the US/UN occupation of Haiti and the massacre of Haitian people was held Sept. 30th outside the Brazilian Consulate in Beverly Hills. The LA event was part of an international day of outrage; actions took place in 40 cities in 15 countries.

Protest Bush: Friday 11am, Simi Valley (tags)

president BuSh is scheduled to be in the LA area this coming Thursday and Friday, October 20 and 21, 2005

Bush to Visit LA Area Thursday & Friday (tags)

Bush is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Los Angeles for the Republican National Committee on Thursday and help cut the ribbon Friday at the opening of the new Air Force One exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

"The People are Boiling with Rage" (tags)

Hurricane Katrina had blown the problems in GW Bush's face that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas. The chaotic emergency relief was also a consequence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation

PART 2: The New Haitian Revolution: Resistance to U.S. & U.N. Occupation (tags)

". . . Why Haiti has been persecuted for the last 200 years? Because it is an affront to the colonial powers to have slaves rise up and defeat them. It is a bad example. [Applause.] There are a lot of lessons to be learned, and they don't want it ever to happen again. [Applause continues.]" -- Margaret Prescod, Pacifica Radio

The New Haitian Revolution: Resistance to U.S. & U.N. Occupation (tags)

". . . Why Haiti has been persecuted for the last 200 years? Because it is an affront to the colonial powers to have slaves rise up and defeat them. It is a bad example. [Applause.] There are a lot of lessons to be learned, and they don't want it ever to happen again. [Applause continues.]" -- Margaret Prescod, Pacifica Radio

Bill Bennett - Abort Black babies -- Boycotting NAPA and Pier 1 (tags)

Bill Bennett said that crime would go down if Black babies were aborted. This statement was made on Bennett's radio show. We are calling for a boycott of the sponsors of that show ... NAPA Auto Parts, and Pier 1.

USC Labor Activists Launch Anti-Sweatshop Campaign (tags)

Monday, 10 October 2005, USC's Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation (SCALE) will launch their campus anti-sweatshop campaign. The following is a brief detail of the event as well as an invitation to join us.

USC Trojans Demand an End to Sweatshops! (tags)

Students from the University of Southern California propose a comprehensive plan to stop USC's use of sweatshops

BTL:Library Challenge to Patriot Act Gag Rule Appealed to Supreme Court (tags)

Interview with Michael Gorman, president of the American Library Association, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Bolivarian revolution takes steps against capitalism expropiating factories-landed states (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Judith Miller, Larry Franklin, Office of Special Plans, PNAC & WMDs (tags)

'Judith Miller & Larry Franklin, sitting in a tree...'

Ms. Brigitte BARDOT letter to Serbia’s President, Boris Tadic (tags)

LETTER

2005 EUROBASKETBALL BELGRADE – STAINED WITH BLOOD (tags)

The 2005 European Basketball Championship in Belgrade, Sponsored by FIBA (Federation Internationale de Basketball) is stained with blood due to the massive extermination of hundreds upon thousands of Companion Animals (Dogs and Cats (Pets)).

THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF LEADERS (tags)

There are two kinds of leaders. One you would follow into a fire, and the other you would push into a fire. Unfortunately, we have two 'leaders' of our country that would certainly be pushed into the fire.

We need another "DAISY GIRL" advertisement to STOP BUSH (tags)

President Bush's Pentagon is now calling for the use of nuclear weapons to attack terrorists. What could be done with a few bullets the Bush administration wants to use nuclear weapons which could kill millions of innocent human beings.

AFL-CIO in Solidarity with Locked Out Canadian Workers (tags)

On 09/12/05, a rally was held in Washington, D.C., in solidarity with the 5,500 Canadian Media Guild (CMG) members, who have been locked out of their jobs. Linda Foley, President of the TNG-CWA; Larry Cohen of the CWA; and John Sweeney, President of the AFL-CIO, all blasted the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for their deplorable tactics. They then presented letters of support for the CMG to an Embassy of Canada official.

FEMA DECLARES URBAN WARFARE ON DYING AMERICANS (tags)

FEMA targets Americans who refuse to die.

Political Forum - Eyewitness Report from Venezuela (tags)

Political Forum - Eyewitness Report from Venezuela and the World Festival of Youth and Students

The Ultimate Oxymoron (tags)

"Since a capitalist democracy is a democracy of capital, `the people' simply don't count.."

The New Haitian Revolution: Resisting U.S. and U.N. Occupation (tags)

Reaching out for accurate news of Haiti, several hundred people, a majority representing the Black community and other communities of color in Los Angeles, took part in a public meeting June 16th at Holman United Methodist Church on the crisis in Haiti.

Free Speach? Not on Conyors' blog this week. (tags)

I got suspened for a week writingabout historical facts that affect National Security. I think its only fair to let me reply! http://www.conyersblog.us/archives/00000174.htm#comments

Evidence links George Bush to Los Angeles drug operation (tags)

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BTL:Bush Call to 'Stay the Course in Iraq' Echoes Pronouncements Made During... (tags)

...Vietnam War ~ Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

bush bones cocaine and narcotix money (tags)

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The Bolivarian Revolution: Advances & Obstacles (tags)

For those interested in looking beyond biased mainstream media news on Venezuela, there aren’t many better options than hearing about the nation’s ongoing social and political revolution from a key advisor to President Chavez.

President of the Latin American Parliament Arrives in Cuba (tags)

President of the Latin American Parliament Arrives in Cuba

Bush: Eight More Years (tags)

Craig B Hulet is giving a public lecture July 8th at the Wyndham Commerce hotel in Commerce Calif. 7:30PM. See website for info.

EU and MERCOSUR Foster Negotations (tags)

EU member countries create an association with Brazil to foster commercial relations with MERCOSUR.

President of El Salvador Confronted over CAFTA (tags)

Wave at 'Bush people' with your left hand! (tags)

We all know that it's extremely impolite to offer the left hand for a hand shake or to wave a greeting as this implies rubbing the "unhygienic residue" of the left hand on the person being waved to. So when one sees unpleasant people...

Whitehouse now tied to Delay corruption scandal! (tags)

Bush Florida 2000 recount committee still owes lobbyist's former firm $314k

Part 2: Counter-Recruitment Students Confront President of College Santa Monica (tags)

Part Two of Video

Counter-Recruitment Students Confront President of College Santa Monica (tags)

SANTA MONICA – April 28, 2005, After months of efforts to meet with the President of Santa Monica College to address the issue of military recruiters on campus, frustrated students and local community activists marched into the offices of the school district this Thursday.

Protest Thomas J Donner, SMC President, at his Office for Supporting Military Recruiters (tags)

Thomas J Donner, SMC president, has not responded to his students who have written him and gone to the board of trustees demanding military recruiters be banned from the campus. As a response, we are having a protest in front of his office tomorrow.

Land Reform Bearing Fruits- Long Live Mugabe! (tags)

In Solidarity with Zimbabwe and her anti-imperialist leadership

ANSWER Peace Demo March 19 (tags)

Urgent Haiti Action (tags)

Joined by community-based activists to mark the one year anniversary of the US backed coup and occupation of Haiti, Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke at a Press Conference to express her concerns and outrage at the continued human rights abuses in Haiti and to demand the return of democracy to Haiti.

Patriots and Parrots: Imprisoning Tongues in America (tags)

It can be dangerous to engage in free speech. This year alone, 242 journalists, in countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, have been tossed into jail for their words, and one has been killed.

Gannon or Guckert: No Wonder Nobody Noticed This Guy! He Fit Right In (tags)

The scandal of a Republican operative posing for years as a reporter at the White House, asking puffball questions, isn’t so much that the White House has deceived the public. It’s that the real reporters were so much like him, no one noticed the difference.

Gay Bashing: Its the Collaborators, Stupid (tags)

The necons, directed by Karl Rove and the Bush Faith-based Initive federal money, is wooing black preachers willing to be puppets in their homophobic campaign against 'gay marriage'

George Bush at No. 1 Heart Hospital Thurs. for Private Meeting -- TREATMENT? (tags)

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Saturday that President George W. Bush would be at the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday, Jan. 27 for a "tech trip." The consultation in Cleveland is PRIVATE. White House spokesman Jim Morrel said it is part of a push to "discuss providing affordable health care to more Americans and other initiatives." However, the trip to Cleveland is said to be specifically to DISCUSS the benefits of "health information technology." Mr. Bush is not known to have any medical or information technology expertise but is known to have a heart irregularity.

Rev. Moon “funnels” $250,000 for Bush inaugural bash (tags)

Y'know I love this Moon. His right wing minions at the Washington Times, Insight on the News, and UPI (Gene Koporowski) like to spam this newswire with their dreck.

Inaugural Donors to Boycott (tags)

Dozens of businesses and lobbying groups made six-figure donations to sponsor official events for President Bush's inauguration next week, earning them tickets to dinners, balls and other events in which Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are expected to appear

Dan Kennedy, Premeire Media Critic of the Bloggers: Cardiac Kids (Cheney AND Bush)... (tags)

Dan Kennedy of the Boston Phoenix, in his Friday, Jan. 7 column, reports on the story about President Bush wearing a device for a heart problem in an article titled: Cardiac kids - Internet speculation about Bush’s and Cheney’s health poses a media dilemma." http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/news_features/dont_quote_me/multi-page/documents/04383304.asp

George Bush -- Take THIS Story to Your New Year's Party (tags)

George W. Bush apparently is using a LifeVest wearable defibrillator. This would mean he is at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) or sudden cardiac death (SCD).

eFax Senators to Demand They Investigate the Election Fraud (tags)

Take a minute to copy and paste two things into a blank email, then send it to print out in five Senate Offices. Take another minute to send this to everyone you know. Two minutes from each of us could equal a flood of faxes demanding the Senate fully investigate the election fraud.

Rockefellers, Kissinger, Bush sr ran Pinochets' Operation Condor (tags)

Will they go to trial like Pinochet?

PHOTOS Show George W. Bush Seriously Ill Physically (tags)

George W. Bush apparently is wearing a medical device for "persons at risk of cardiac arrest." It is a LifeVest wearable defibrillator. He started using it sometime after his January 2002 fainting spell, which was attributed to choking. Based on photos showing him wearing the device, one can conclude the fainting was due to atrial fibrillation (AF), which his father also had.

L.A.'s Social Security Now- Update (tags)

Stop The Privatization Of Social Security!

Friends of the Raymond Theatre Receives 2004 President's Award from California Preservatio (tags)

Open Letter to President Bush from IAEFF (tags)

IAEFF wants Bush to extend freedom medal to AFL-CIO leaders

Bulldozer without Brakes (tags)

According to a CNN poll in the middle of November, 60% of Americans had a positive opinion of president Bush who proved his manliness..Twelve million American families worried about their daily bread.. However the president plans more tax relief.

Workers witness Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

In late November, Chicagoans Beatrice Lumpkin and her husband Frank, a retired steelworker leader, traveled to Venezuela.

Thugs, Criminals Counting American Votes (tags)

author: Daniel Hopsicker "An electronic voting system is to a mechanical one what a nuclear bomb is to a hand grenade... If someone manages to sabotage it, the results can be catastrophic." This article was originally posted to the Portland IMC - 12/9/04.

Bleeding Haiti (tags)

Haitian police killed dozens of prisoners last week and carted out bodies in wheelbarrows during a riot that turned into a massacre, according to a human rights group.

2+2=5 (tags)

There will never be another free and fair election in America ever again if George Bush is inaugurated as the President of the United States on January 20th. 2005 or at least until there is a civil war restablishing an open democracy.

2 + 2 = Five (tags)

There will never be another free and fair election in America ever again if George Bush is inaugurated as the President of the United States on January 20th. 2005 or at least until there is a civil war establishing an open democracy.

Kerry Supports Ohio Vote Investigation, Jackson says & Fair Tally Rally in Columbus (tags)

The Smilin' Ohioan reports a Democratic candidate "farther down on the ticket" is found to have 257,000 more votes than Sen. Kerry. A developement that dwarves the preliminary gap of 136,000, which should come down when the vote is certified on monday, because the provisionals have been, either tabled or tabulated- as reported by channel 3 news in cleveland.It is not clear what is to be done with all the various precints reporting 100%+ turnouts, ie.-more votes recorded than registered voters. Steven Rosenfield reports Jackson has a sunday rally in Columbus and he is quoted here-“We want to look at the exit polls,” Jackson said, referring to at least two non-partisan Election Day polls, by Zogby and CNN, which gave Kerry 53 percent and 51 percent of the vote, respectively. “We don’t want to be presumptuous, but these numbers in the Butler, Clarmont, Warren and Hamilton counties are suspicious.” & “We need to investigate, coordinate, litigate, recount and recuse," he said, referring to the legitimacy of the Ohio vote. “Mr. Blackwell cannot be both the owner of the team and the umpire.”

Rumsfeld's War: Seymour Hersh (tags)

Did the government deceive itself? Or did it feed the Congress and the public with false information? Hersh concludes in the epilogue: This was Rumsfeld's war.. Rumsfeld did the dirty work and guarded the secrets..

VOTERGATE! Suppression in Ohio, and the best evidence yet in Florida (tags)

A neutral body must conduct the recount - not Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State. Meanwhile, a well-vetted study from a reputable UC Berkeley research team has found that electronic voting machines in Florida apparently mistallied hundreds of thousands of votes.

A Bush/Rove plan to OUTLAW homosexuality (& dissent)? (tags)

In the wake of an election riddled with irregularities, before most states have certified their election results, with recounts being called for in several states, and long before the Electoral College has cast the only deciding "vote" for President, the Bush Gang is reportedly cooking up plans to continue marching toward religious dictatorship while shredding what's left of the Constitution. Read up, spread the word--and PLEASE DONATE NOW to the recount effort!

BTL:Ohio's History of Voter Suppression in African American Community Likely... (tags)

...to Have Affected Election Results ~ Interview with Greg Palast, BBC-TV investigative reporter and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Protest Inaugeration (tags)

Protest the inaugeration of President Bush World-Wide.

BYE BYE ASHCROFT YOU SLIMY PIECE OF SHIT (tags)

BUSH'S ATTORNEY GENERAL QUITS

The Hill Takes a Leak on the Bush Bulge (tags)

A small Washington newsletter runs an anonymous Secret Service leak story attempting to debunk the Bush bulge as an armored vest, but raises more questions than it answers.

The Kennedy Curse (tags)

Despite having the same initials as JFK, Kerry was unable to reverse the curse that began 40 years ago.

The Public Stoning of Martha Stewart: A Lifting of the Veil (tags)

Members of the mainstream press flew into Martha Stewart with more than their usual viciousness following her setting out as a political victim. Having nothing substantial to use against her, they have given negative connotations to her success, mocked the domestic skills upon which she has built her life’s work, twisted what she said and misquoted her, and made hateful remarks that could not have gotten past the editor in the days of ethical media practices. . . .

NADER'S RUNNING MATE ENDORSES JOHN KERRY! (tags)

"I'm voting my conscience on Nov. 2; I'm voting for John Kerry....His policy proposals involve vision -- like alternative energy, more accessible health care, and funding all those children who have been left behind by the Bush administration."

Eminem’s Mosh video: FUCK BUSH (tags)

Eminem’s Mosh video will awaken the rage within. The time is now to come together and fire the number one weapon of mass destruction: BUSH

States 'can postpone' U.S. elections (tags)

Both President Bush and some State's - including Florida, New York and California - can potentially postpone the election in "emergency circumstances". Over the last 4 months, three Congressional Research Service reports addressed election postponement, their findings unsettling - Congress appears duly "concerned".

Nader aims to break up the two-party system (tags)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Consumer activist Ralph Nader, running for president as the Reform Party candidate, sat down with Gannett News Service last week to talk about his campaign:

Bulgegate: The President's Newest Lie About What He Wore to the Debates (tags)

First it was a faked photo, then it was a pucker in the jacket. Now it’s a badly fitting shirt, but doesn’t this usually nattily dressed commander-in-chief change his shirts?

Bush and the Cowboy Soul (tags)

"There is a very narrow concept of strength in this country, says David Paletz. Strength is something between Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwartznegger and has a clear connection to militarism, killing animals and chopping down trees with the axe.."

A MOM'S FYI: THE OCTOBER SURPRISE? Scaring Voters Sh*tless! (tags)

Quotes of GWB Administration & Iran....

Media Give Bush a Free Pass on the Bulge (tags)

While the story of Bush’s mystery bulge is still all over the web, and has become a source of yucks on the comedy circuit, the major media are failing to press the White House on the serious question: What is that thing and why does the president have to wear it, not just at debates, but even in his pickup truck on the ranch?

CIA Coup-d'etats, and Operation Condor, Bush sr's international terrorism (tags)

Abu Ghraib torture is the tip of an iceberg...

Jesse Jackson thinks we deserve and explanation for the bulge- what is wrong with Kerry? (tags)

Does anyone think that if the situation were reversed that the Bush camp would let this go?

Technical Expert Confirms It: Bush is Wired (tags)

The Bush campaign still is claiming Bush isn’t wearing anything, and that he just has unusually large and oddly shaped wrinkles on the back of his clothes, but an expert says otherwise. He’s been wearing a high-tech earpiece at the debates.

Bush Wins Debate (tags)

George Bush Wins October 8th debate

MAPA Convention in Monterey Park DOES NOT endorse Kerry (tags)

Large state Latino political group shuns Democrats, leaves door open for support of Green for President, other elected seats (Oct. 2004)

The Softer Side of Bush? (tags)

Do you believe in personal responsiblity, that actions speak louder than words, and that words really do mean something? Apparenly, the GOP faithful do not -- for while the Main Street Republicans are putting on a good show at the Convention, the Hard-Right are hitting the streets and getting their hands dirty...

Antiwar Protests Rock South Korea (tags)

More than 10,000 Korean antiwar protesters marched on the US embassy in Seoul Aug. 15, 2004, demanding an end to the US occupation of Iraq. They also called for the total withdrawal of all South Korean troops from Iraq as well as the resignation of South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun for having placed them there. The South Korean President has vowed to send up to 3,000 more troops to join the 600 already in Iraq. The South Korean government has placed a total news blackout on the story of sending additional troops to Iraq, citing a law to protect military secrets as justification. The government warned it would punish any media outlet that violated the ban.

Leaked GOP Campaign Memo re: A12 SMO Appearance (tags)

The Republican rally machine tried to put one over on us. Presumably, they'll still be there today starting at **3** PM. This should be good.

Bush at Mount Rushmore: The Shrine of Hypocrisy (tags)

Teddy Roosevelt deserves a special mention because of his racist attitude towards Indians and others. As Roosevelt wrote in his book "The Winning of the West", "American and Indian“ .... wrote, "it is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and Siberia should pass out of the hands of their red, black, and yellow aboriginal owners, and become the heritage of the dominant races of the world."

Welcome to the Age of Aviating Swine (tags)

If there's a fair chance you're going to hell, be sure to take your parka and long johns, because the only explanation for continuing surreal happenings these days is that the river Styx has glaciated. Welcome to the America of George Bush, our very own Malice from Dunderland, where up is down and right is regularly wrong. For examples of once unimaginable scenes that now commonly appear like bad dreams, read on.

Leonard Peltier, the cult of Sherman Austin, and the role of Indymedia. (tags)

Sherman Austin is a hero on Indymedia... but Leonard Peltier is ignored and forgotten, despite being nominated for President of the US by the Peace and Freedom Party here in LA

Bush plan for Iraq is years of civil war (tags)

President Bush's speech of May 24, 2004 proclaimed that his solution to the Iraq problem will be to instigate a perpetual civil war. The US will train Iraqis to kill other Iraqis.

California, It’s 2004: Do You Know Where Your Electoral Votes Are and How They Got T (tags)

If America can put men on the moon, surely it can devise a presidential election system easier to understand than the theory of relativity or even Dubya’s “answers” at his last press conference. It’s time to close the old Electoral College and start a new institution: winner by direct majority vote.

No to Bush Lite, Yes to Independent Workers' Campaign: WWP Candidates (tags)

While the Democratic Party's voting base is turning against war and corporate domination, Kerry is trying to drag everyone in the opposite direction.

Based on a true story (tags)

All of the individual events discussed below (except, of course, those in the epilogue) are documented. This article draws no conclusions about the origins of 9/11; indeed, no theory, either official or unofficial, has managed to expain fully the events of that day.

Unions slam war, call for Bush ouster (tags)

SAN FRANCISCO – Delegates to conventions of two of the nation’s largest unions last week cheered as their leaders blasted George W. Bush for lying to justify war on Iraq and for torture of Iraqi detainees. Both unions called for Bush’s ouster in the Nov. 2 election and urged a fight to end the Republican majority grip on the House and Senate.

Building Bridges Radio-Reagan the Liberal and I.W.W. vs Starbucks (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA AUDIO LINK

Pentagon NMCC director WINFIELD (CFR)asks substitute,9-10,to stand his watch 9-11,@8:30am (tags)

9-11 PLANNER: Brigadier General Montague Winfield "It's just too dangerous, you know, to risk myself, after planning this state terror attack. Yes, it's tomorrorow. Can you stand in for me during the Pentagon hit? Besides you're a rookie, and we want as much confusion as possible when the Bush family's drug dealing military corporate financier mafia takes over the whole damn U.S.A. on 9-11. You will, thanks. What a pal!" "I agreed and relieved Brigadier General Winfield at 0830 on 11 September 2001." [just as first WTC1 hit terror strike going toward NYC.]

Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger (tags)

Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger posted by jamie from zmag 16 Jun 2004 01:09 GMT ZNet | Venezuela Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger by Hans Dieterich; venezuelanalysis.com; June 15, 2004 The legalization of the recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez—conducted by the Venezuelan right with pre-meditated fraud and recurring acts that violate the rule of law—open the doors for a possible loss of power for the Bolivarian forces. Such a loss could occur either de facto or de jure (via the institutions).

N.M. vets bash Bush's record on benefits (tags)

"I see firsthand the lack of support associated with (Bush) budget cuts. I've had two supervisors leave and neither has been replaced. They just consolidate the positions and absorb the budget. And those people over there are not taking coffee breaks. They're backed up."

NO TO UNITED STATES INTERVENTION IN VENEZUELA (tags)

A referendum to recall President Chavez as well as a number of anti-chavista elected officials is being called for August. US pressure to overthrow President Chavez and get its hands on the oil of the venezuelan people is greater than ever. We demand that the media report what is happening in Venezuela rather than act as employees of the hated and unelected Bush administration.

Nader condemns major parties (tags)

Mr. Nader also accused Democrats of being soft in their criticism of defense spending, which he said encompasses 50 percent of the nation's budget and has the most corrupt spending mechanism for contracts of any agency. Quoting another former president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mr. Nader said the continual costs of new fighter planes, tactical weapons and bombs could be invested into advancements for schools and hospitals.

The paper trail - Did Cheney okay a deal? (tags)

TIME located the e-mail among documents provided by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.

American Caligula - (tags)

Caligula, the schizophrenic by-product of an influential Roman family grew up in a wealthy decadent world steeped in generations of treachery and political intrigue. Considered the most morally and ethically corrupt emperor ever to rule the great Roman empire 37-41 A.D.

And Remember, Honey, Don't Forget the PNAC (tags)

Just what, exactly, is PNAC? Some kind of soft drink? A new type of snack? Unfortunately, PNAC affects our well-being much more adversely than could any junk food. To see why, and also for details on other oddball groups with strange agendas of which we should be wary, read on.

Top Boycott Targets: Company Contacts & Sample Letter (below) (tags)

Most people, sometime in their lives, stumble across truth. Most jump up, brush themselves off, and hurry on about their business as if nothing had happened." Just as a bell that has been rung cannot be "unrung", the annoying problem with the Truth is that, once you learn it, you can not "unlearn" it.

Bush trips over Abu Ghraib pronunciation (tags)

CARLISLE, Pa., May 24 (Reuters) - Two rehearsals for his prime-time speech on Monday were not enough to keep U.S. President George W. Bush from mangling the name of the Abu Ghraib prison that brought shame to the U.S. mission in Iraq. During the half-hour televised address, Bush mispronounced Abu Ghraib each of the three times he mentioned it while announcing U.S. plans to tear down the infamous jail and replace it with a new facility.

Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington (tags)

Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington Lawmakers in both parties as well as some military leaders fear the occupation is heading for failure. Bush stands firm, but U.S. goals may be scaled back. By Doyle McManus Times Staff Writer May 23, 2004

Sinclair Broadcasting's David Smith Busted In Prostitution Sting (tags)

[THIS IS THE GUY WHO BANNED THE 'NIGHTLINE' BROADCAST OF K.I.A. SOLDIERS IN 8 CITIES LAST NIGHT, AND WROTE A LETTER DEFENDING HIS DECISION TO SEN. JOHN MCCAIN.]

John Kerry Is A Bonesman (tags)

and cousin to boy george bush...abolish the federal reserve.

“Asteroid Hits Earth, Millions Die—GOP Says Clinton Responsible” (tags)

Bill Clinton has been blamed by his detractors for just about everything from curdled milk to genetic mutations. But might there be a more recent president whose own record of misdeeds puts Clinton's to shame? Read the following for why it just may be time for Clinton critics to quit caterwauling.

Bush Ties To Royalty Prove Sell-Out Of America (tags)

The bush crime family, under perfect cover as the CIA, has sold America to the world bank, to create a new world odor of which they stink the biggest....

Fears of war between Colombia and Venezuela (tags)

Colombian opposition leaders allege that the Uribe government is preparing another military agression against Venezuela. Paramilitaries aided by the Colombian Army have several times attacked targets in Venezuela. The White House is accused of wanting to exploit an armed confrontation between the two countries to gain control of Venezuelan oil.

Venezuela Week in Review-April 17th-HOV (tags)

U.S.War in Venezuela

George Bush, recruiting sergeant for Bin Laden (tags)

By endorsing Ariel Sharon's plan George Bush has legitimised terrorism. What better recruiting sergeant could Bin Laden have than the President of the United States?

Great Leader KIM IL SUNG Red Suns Day Study and Tribute Forum!!! (tags)

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BTL:Congresswoman Maxine Waters Decries U.S.-Installed... (tags)

...Haitian Government's Embrace of Death Squad Leaders Who Overthrew President Aristide* Interview with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

'This is not our war' (tags)

US Army Pfc. Roger Lewis has been in Iraq for 13 months and is backing Bush in November. However his father, a Vietnam Vet, is throwing his support behind Kerry. But the one thing they both agree on is; the US has no business fighting this war.

Conspirators of the Iraq war (tags)

A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war.

Cuban Right-Wing Terrorist Group F-4 Commandos Training Venezuelan Paramilitaries in Miami (tags)

Hands Off Venezuela Campaign

Experts see no law barring Rice testimony (tags)

There are several instances in which sitting national security advisers or White House aides testified before legislative bodies. Among them: Zbigniew Brzezinski and Sandy Berger

Jimmy Carter Lies Democrats Are Guys. (tags)

On Thursday night this week former president Jimmy Carter destroyed all and any credibility he had as an election observer by blaming Ralph Nader for former Vice President Al Gore's loss in his presidential bid in election 2000. The former president was also insulting toward presidential candidate Ralph Nader by telling him to "go back to umpiring softball games or examining the rear end of automobiles, and don't risk costing the Democrats the White House this year as you did four years ago."

Bring on the Mission: An Aristide Demonizer Turns Saintly on Pacifica Radio (tags)

Dr. Robert Maguire, a spokesman for the Inter-American Foundation, smeared Aristide in the press before the coup. But in KPFK's "Background Briefing" on March 7, Dr. Maguire clung to a progressive perspective thinned down for consumption by Masters' progressive listening audience.

Kerry Indicates He Would Continue Bush’s Pro-Sharon Policy (tags)

Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, who was present at a recent meeting in New York City between Kerry and 40 Jewish leaders, reported that Kerry laid "to rest a nagging concern - that relentless Democratic criticism of Bush’s foreign policy implied criticism of Bush’s closeness to Israel." This is according to Ron Kampeas in a column published in The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. The article further quotes Foxman as saying that Kerry "tried to exempt Israel from the [Democrat's] critique of Bush’s foreign policy." According to Kampeas, Foxman characterized Kerry as "agree[ing] with administration policy on isolating Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, [and] supporting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan for unilateral withdrawal from Gaza and on the security fence."

debunking the media lies about president Aristide (tags)

by Justin Felux the necklacing lie is going the round again in the New York Times and American Spectator

Hoover, Nixon had FBI follow Kerry--nothing found (tags)

Wherever Kerry went he was followed; Washington, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Urbana, Illinois. Details of his movements were sent to the then-FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and President Nixon.

After Madrid attacks, Poland expects worst (tags)

The Madrid attacks have emboldened Polish critics of the war and have put an already fragile government, which has a 9 percent approval rating, on the defensive over its Iraq policy.

President of the Women's Development Bank Visits Los Angeles (tags)

Over 500 people eager for news of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela came to hear Nora Castañeda, President of the Women’s Development Bank, speak on “Venezuela: Creating a Caring Economy” at Immanuel Presbyterian Church.

John Kerry Skull and Bones Link (tags)

FNC IS GROUND ZERO (tags)

Dennis Miller, who was castrated last week, is expected to chill out along with Donald Trump who has shut down his show "The apprentice". The appreintice will be a rerun. Fox news channel and the BBC are still running rampant and will be the primary focus of this weeks attacks by Al Kada.

12/03 VoteRigging insight to Pre-empt-- deleted from stories at some IMC's (tags)

Here is insight gleaned from listening to Kerry speak in early debate and written about in KucitiZeN IndyMedia story. The full comment is include at sites like Cleveland, SF and Vancouver which have the old form, but at sites like Boston,Madison and Chicago, it has been deleted-possibly through some back-door cyber window? This was even before Dean was being set-up for the fall. This is what the major players are realizing that with all the people on the Web ,doing their homework,Research and self-publishing, the bloggin' is cracking open their noggin's, Scribes not Scripts, Let the People GO! SEE for yourself!

Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment: Tightening Tradition's Chain (tags)

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Aristide held prisoner! (tags)

Thousands of pro-coup, anti-democracy demonstrators marched in Port-au-Prince on Sunday to show their support for neo-fascist Guy Philippe and former death squad chief Louis Jodel Chamblain. The march was escorted by hundreds of U.S. occupation troops who guarded the march with Armored Personel Carriers and Humvees. Nevertheless, pro-Aristide resistance fighters opened fire on the march, killing 6 of the anti-democracy demonstrators. U.S. occupation troops returned the fire but it's not known if any of the pro-Aristide resistance fighters were hit. In the photo, supporters of death squad leader Guy Philippe ask US Marines to shoot at pro-Aristide fighters. (AP Photo/Pablo Aneli)

Aristide in his own words - KPFA's "Flashpoints" Exclusive (tags)

mp3, ~10megs, 1 hour show, with Aristide statement at top of show

Video of Anti-bush protest at the Shrine 3-3-04 (tags)

This event went totally unreported in the local TV news that night.

Top GOP aide resigns to support Gary Nolan for president (tags)

Eric Dondero Rittberg has resigned to support Gary Nolan for president.

The liar and thief has landed - the protests have started (tags)

LOS ANGELES -- President George W. Bush will be in Los Angeles Wednesday

Tracking Bush in LA (tags)

The president is scheduled to land at the Los Angeles International Airport in Air Force One shortly before 1:00 p.m

U.S. removed Aristide at gunpoint! (tags)

In the photographs an invading U.S. Marine stands guard at Port-au-Prince's airport, Haiti, on March 1, 2004, and thugs from the so-called "Haitian National Revolutionary Liberation Front" patrol the streets of Port-au-Prince. (note... the "rebels" who staged the coup against the democratically elected government are wearing U.S. Army uniforms and carry U.S. Army M-16 machine guns). Hundreds of US Marines have arrived in Haiti to secure their control over the island nation after U.S. troops forcibly removed the elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide at gunpoint. Congressmember Maxine Waters received a phone call from the kidnapped President of Haiti, who told her that he did NOT resign and had been abducted by the United States in the commission of a coup. The U.S. occupation troops have secured key sites... including the Presidential Palace. Aristide's private residence has been sacked and looted. The corporate press remains silent... preferring instead the U.S. State Department lie that Aristide has "resigned."

US troops 'made Aristide leave' (tags)

The body of a man murdered by right wing death squards lies in the street following the chaos that followed the forced departure of elected Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide. The U.S. backed coup makers, joined by police, are at this moment chasing down supporters of President Aristide and killing them. KPFA Radio, along with news media in Australia and France, are reporting that U.S. SOLDIERS KIDNAPPED Aristide at GUNPOINT and took him away in handcuffs.

A Party of tolerence and personal choice. (tags)

Why Libertarian presidental canidate Gary Nolan left the Republican party.

Nader's Nadir? (tags)

Nader is now publicly calling for the impeachment of the President. It is a reasonable request. Bush has led America into a war based on disinformation and lies. The Republicans attacked Clinton for a cigar and an intern, but the Democrats won't go after Bush for misleading Americans into war. Why? It's simple; the Democrats on the whole supported the illegal invasion, which was piggybacked on the Clinton and Gore Iraq Liberation Act signed back in 1998.

Bush and Kerry kin (tags)

Genealogists call Bush and Kerry kin. Big Isle researchers claim the president and his top opponent are distant cousins.

Is Libertarian candidate Gary Nolan a Neocon? (tags)

Free the Eagle helped rally members of Congress behind Lt Colonel Oliver North and the Contra cause and lent office space and public relations advice to anti-Communist freedom-fighter movements in Mozambique and Angola ... and Gary Nolan is a board member.

Throwing the Bull by the Horns (tags)

Can it be possible that the president just doesn't want a second term? Do most conservatives want the same thing?

BTL:U.S.-Backed Opposition Parties Launch Armed Rebellion in Attempt to... (tags)

...Oust Haitian President Interview with Kim Ives, Haiti Progres editor, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

How to defeat Bushism in 2004. (tags)

The defeat of Bush will require an international effort.

White House sold war with ‘smoke & mirrors’ (tags)

Which is worse, a president who doesn’t know what’s going on and is manipulated by others, or a president who launches a war knowingly using false or misleading information to sell it to the American people?

In 48 hours California will execute the wrong man! (tags)

Please take action now!

Kucinich Supporters take their message to the Freeway Overpasses (tags)

Los Angeles Kucinich supporters organize to get the message out about Democratic candidate for president, Dennis Kucinich, by organizing a National Freeway Overpass Banner Drop for Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Slaying The Beast Before The Election Is Canceled (tags)

The Bush administration is guilty of so many crimes that they don’t dare give up the grips of power. The seriousness of their crimes rivals those brought to trial at Nuremberg. Every single senior member of this administration is guilty of war crimes, war mongering and crimes against humanity.

Hanoi John (tags)

The book he doesn’t want you to see: When Kerry ran for election to the U.S. House of Representative in 1972, “he found it necessary to suppress reproduction of the cover picture appearing on his own book, The New Soldier. His political opponent pointed out that it depicted several unkempt youths crudely handling an American flag to mock the famous photo of the U.S. Marines at Iwo Jima,” according to Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry. “Suddenly, copies of the book became unavailable and even disappeared from libraries. But the Lowell (Mass.) Sun said of the type of person shown on its cover: ‘These people spit on the flag, they burn the flag, they carry the flag upside down, [and] they all but wipe their noses with it in their efforts to show their contempt for everything it still stands for,’” the New American reported. Even today it is hard to find this infamous photo and book.

Protester=Criminal? (tags)

That these issues I keep hearing about--of the increased use of police and military force in this country--are real. They're not happening in the future; they're happening today.

The Top 100 Heroes of Peace (tags)

Everyone on this list have spoken at great risk to their jobs and their lives.Not a few of them have lost their jobs and too many have lost their lives speaking out against the Bushes and the Blairs and the Sharons.Suicides, Plane Crashes, Accidents.One was bulldozed to death.

Bush booed by Atlanta protesters (tags)

Several hundred protesters loudly booed Bush on Thursday as he laid a wreath at the grave of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Immigration plan ‘chains workers’ (tags)

The “more compassionate” immigration system for undocumented workers proposed by President George W. Bush on Jan. 7 will grant corporations greater ability to pit U.S. workers against the global work force for domestic jobs, say labor and immigrant rights leaders.

The Barreling Bushes (tags)

In case you missed it the Bush crime family is becoming mainstream knowledge...this should prove interesting...

Corp. Media Bias,Polls,Waffling,VoteBuying SPARKS New Dynamic of Self-Publishing (tags)

The candidates believing the assessment by the weapons-manufacturer-owned-media and their ridiculous polls, because they get coverage fall into trap of having to accept and be defined by it. Later finding out their dependence on orchestrated reality control and conventional wisdom, causes the rug to be pulled out from under them> as events, time and the fluidity of the new info-sharing environment made possible by real peoples participation with self-publishing, pushes the envelope to more accurate and genuine picture, actual portrayal of the environment, Here on the ground in 2004.The truth, morality and validity of the progressive message is that powerful. NPR DEBATE OBSERVATIONS

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/9/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Russia, China, and Cuba.

Your Vote Means Nothing (tags)

The 2004 Election Dog And Pony Show, Your Vote Means Nothing

Freedom of Speech Bush Style (tags)

So this is America???

The Imperial Gong Show Year (tags)

author: Tom Engelhardt, tomdispatch.com Great article about the MESS that is the Neo-Con Cabal. 2003 was THEIR year of global chess moves, and it ended as their "grand" theories "pitched over into the nearest ditch". 2004 is OUR year to rip apart the seams of their LIES and reclaim our future as if our lives depend on it. The Neo-Con Piñata is waiting, GO GET YOUR BAT!!!

President sez: "Eat More Beef!" (tags)

Mad Cow. Meat is Murder. Occupation Troops eat Burgers.

The final step is still on strike (tags)

The dark age will come

Who's Who On The 911 "Independent" Commission ( Part 1 Of 2) (tags)

A factual description of the 911 Commission's unholy host of ties to Osama Bin-LAden, Saudi Oil, Bush Administration, CIA, and those accused of the attacks.

My Parents were victoms of Saddam (tags)

Dirty political games in the 2004 campaign (tags)

An anonymous email campaign is circulating. With the subject line of "Jews Beware" it characterizes Howard Dean as anti-Israel: "I urge you that if you have any love for America and Israel you should not and cannot vote for Howard Dean."

Rush Limbaugh, The Neanderthal Ape (tags)

"I applaud Rush Limbaugh for being the watchdog that he is and protecting us from terrorists like Al Gore."

The Campaign of Hate and Fear (tags)

Am I saying that critics of the war aren't patriotic? Not at all--I'm a critic of some aspects of the war. What I'm saying is that those who try to paint the bleakest, most anti-American, and most anti-Bush picture of the war, whose purpose is not criticism but deception in order to gain temporary political advantage, those people are indeed not patriotic. They have placed their own or their party's political gain ahead of the national struggle to destroy the power base of the terrorists who attacked Americans abroad and on American soil.

Dec. 16th Mass March to support striking Grocery Workers (tags)

AFL-CIO Pres. Sweeney will Lead March of Thousands of Strikers March From Century City to Beverly Hills Slated Tuesday, December 16

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.

BTL:Bush Surprise Thanksgiving Visit to Baghdad Decried by... (tags)

...Military Families as Re-election Photo Opp Interview with Jeri Reed, member of Military Families Speak Out conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Bush Sued under RICO for 9/11 (tags)

911 Victim's Wife, Ellen Mariani, files RICO Act Federal Court Complaint against President Bush and Cabinet Members

GP Candidate Comes to LA (tags)

Green Party Candidate for President David Cobb comes to Los Angeles.

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?"

Bush Delivers A Turkey (tags)

To President Bush, America's soldiers are nothing more than props for his never-ending campaign. They were props on May 1 and they were props on Thanksgiving Day. An appearance at the funeral of one of the soldiers who has died in a war that has increased the terrorist threat against America, not diminished it, would be far more meaningful. So would an appearance to greet the coffins coming back from Iraq, ending an unprecedented policy forbidding the media from filming the arrival of America's war dead. Of course, footage like that would not make for jolly White House political propaganda.

Wag the Turkey: Surprise Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 AM? (tags)

I may be a bit naive, and it has been a while since I served on active duty, but I can't recall ever sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner at 6:00 AM. Air Force One touched down at Baghdad International Airport, under cover of darkness, at 5:20 AM Baghdad time. Bush was on the ground for two and a half hours, his plane departing Baghdad at around 7:50 AM. Considering that it likely took some 30 minutes for Bush to disembark from Air Force One and travel by a heavily secured motorcade to the hangar where the troops were assembled, that means our military men and women were downing turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and non-alcoholic beer at a time when most people would be eating eggs, bacon, grits, home fries, and toast.

JFK and the 9/11 Cover-Up(amsellem) (tags)

cartoon © 2003 by charles amsellem. all rights reserved. activists may reproduce for non-profit use only

Bush Dishonors Fallen Soldiers (tags)

The Deserter-in-Chief, not content with cutting Veteran's benefits, Combat Pay, benefits for depends of those deployed, is now putting a blackout on those who have fallen in his ill begotten War to Steal Iraqi Oil. He will not even be seen anywhere near the Flag Draped Coffins of those he has consigned to death. What a Scumbag.

Paul Krugman: It's fair to be uncivil when liberty is at stake (tags)

'One of the problems with media coverage of this administration," wrote Eric Alterman in The Nation, "is that it requires bad manners." He's right. There's no nice way to explain how the Bush administration uses cooked numbers to sell its tax cuts, or how its arrogance and gullibility led to the current mess in Iraq. So it was predictable that the administration and its allies, no longer very successful at claiming that questioning the president is unpatriotic, would use appeals to good manners as a way to silence critics. Not, mind you, that Emily Post, the doyenne of etiquette, has taken over the Republican Party: The same people who denounce liberal incivility continue to impugn the motives of their opponents.

GROUND FARCE 1: Queen's fury as Bush goons wreck garden (tags)

The rotors of the President's Marine Force One helicopter and two support Black Hawks damaged trees and shrubs that had survived since Queen Victoria's reign. And Bush's army of clod-hopping security service men trampled more precious and exotic plants. (Bush again displays his flair for Diplomacy by Destruction.)

The Corporate Media's Numbers Racket (tags)

he number of times the corporate media have published articles, radio and television news stories about and interviewed Gov. Howard Dean on his run for the presidency of the United States of America compared to the other candidates running in the Democratic party presidential nomination process is running at approximately 30% more in Governor Dean’s favor.

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.

Amnesty forced to Withdraw Chavez documentary from screening amid threats of violence (tags)

Amnesty International Vancouver was forced to withdraw a documentary on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, amid threats of violence.

You (and Bush) are likely too dumb for this (tags)

If you?re an American, chances are there?s a celebrity who thinks you?re dumb. Maybe even stupid. Or an idiot. Or something worse, which we can?t print here.

Reparations Tribunal Subpoenas George Bush and Other Officials (tags)

George W. Bush Called to Answer for U.S. Government International Law Crimes Against African People

Pining for Freedom: Syrian occupation suffocates Lebanon (tags)

Syria's government, with its jackboot system, foul prisons, ruthless repression of dissent and support (in joint venture with Iran) of Hezbollah terrorists based in Lebanon, is utterly unfit to run Syria itself, let alone Lebanon. "All our intelligence agencies are under Syrian control," former Lebanese president Amin Gemayel tells me. Lebanon's Maronite Christian patriarch says that the entire Lebanese government has become "a creature of Syria." Lebanon is being transformed into a police

Baghdad George (tags)

I guess it was inevitable. Someone has compared President George Bush to "Baghdad Bob," the inadvertently comical Iraqi information minister who kept insisting Iraq was winning the war even as American tanks gathered outside his office.

JINSA/PNAC Zionist Extremist Perle Warns Germany To Stop Backing France (tags)

JINSA/PNAC Zionist Extremist Perle Warns Germany To Stop Backing France

Walk Out at Santa Monica College (tags)

Hundereds of students walkout November 3 against the adminstration and the president because of the distribution of money, elimination of programs, layoffs of hundereds of faculty workers, and semi-corruption taking place with the school funds.

US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?: (tags)

US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?:

JFK LIMO SURVIVOR STILL DEFIES 'SINGLE BULLET' THEORY (tags)

Summary of New York Times interview with Nell Connally, last surviving occupant of JFK limo during 1963 assassination, maintains, 40 years later, that a separate bullet struck her husband, then Texas Govenor John Conally, which would mean it was impossible for one man to have fired all shots. Her late husband had also insisted to his death that he was hit by a separate bullet, not the same one that initially wounded JFK.

Mr. President, You Are Flat Wrong (tags)

Assertions That Daily Attacks In Iraq Is "Progress" Is Just As False And Misleading As Prewar Statements On The Threat Posed By Iraq

Payrolls plunge 93,000, but unemployment rate edges down (tags)

Catch this: Payrolls plunge 93,000, but unemployment rate edges down. Hellloooooo! The number of people receiving a paycheck goes down but unemployment is down? I don't think so. The two are mutually contradictory.

Bush blames Saddam Hussein for solar storm (tags)

SYRIAN WHISPERS (tags)

Syrian whispers: The lack of press freedom in Syria causes more speculative rumour than it prevents

No pause in Patriot Act pounding (tags)

While Bush is working to undo more of our liberty, there are bipartisan efforts in Congress pushing back. Perhaps the most promising is the "Safety and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Act" that would rollback some of the worst excesses of the Patriot Act. If even NBA commissioners know the Patriot Act is a bad thing, what is Congress waiting for?

Call Me a Bush-Hater (tags)

George Dubya becomes President, having run as a "compassionate conservative," and what do we get? Hell's own conservative and dick for compassion.

The Crucial Alliance (tags)

Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) proposes an immediate US retreat from Iraq. Fighting back in the Terror War is not optional, but that doesn't stop Kucinich. He'll grant a victory to terrorists as long as it helps take down president Bush.

White House Accused of Stalling 9-11 Probe (tags)

Members of both parties are beginning to notice that the White House has a strange reluctance to let information be known.

DEATH THREATS FOR BUSH-NAZI REPORTER (tags)

new hampshire gazette reporter - tha last free journalist in the us - under 24-hr police "protection"

Protesters Want U.S. Out of Iraq (tags)

One of the most passionate remarks came from Fernando de Solar Suarez, the father of a U.S. Marine, who was killed in Iraq. Suarez moved the crowd to tears with his comments about losing his son.

Kucinich: A time to rekindle the dreams (tags)

Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) formally announced his bid for the U.S. presidency in a speech in the Council Chamber of Cleveland City Hall Oct. 13. He had served as a city councilman there in the 1970s and was elected mayor of Cleveland in 1977 at the age of 31.

Justice on the Streets: Bolivia (tags)

Experience has taught them that governments give them little that the people have not wrested by force.

BTL:Bolivian Uprising is Another Blow to Corporate Globalization in... (tags)

...Latin America. Interview with Jim Schultz, executive director of the Democracy Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior (tags)

It is this obviousness with Bush’s stalking-horse Clark that offends even the weakest minds. The obviousness that the vast majority of all the people, all the time, never even see at all. Lincoln was wrong!

GENERAL STRIKE AND WORKER’S INSURRECTION IN BOLIVIA (tags)

Unable to repress this rebellion, and unable to negotiate separate truces with the different sectors of the movement the ruling class abandoned Lozada and the millionaire murderer Goni fled to Miami.

Imminent Threat is revisionist spin (tags)

George W. Bush never said that the threat from Iraq was "imminent." George didn't lie. It's his castigators who are lying.

Arab American Leadership Conference a Huge Success (tags)

Some media outlets decided to focus on the unfortunate outburst of a few, many of whom were not Arab American, instead of focusing on the rest of the conference which was a very positive experience.

The silence in America concerning Jews is simply deafening (tags)

"The silence in America concerning Jews is simply deafening, isn't it?

Americas Watch: 10/19 Urgent Actions on Colombia, Mexico and USA (tags)

Americas Watch: Urgent Actions on Colombia, Mexico and USA An occasional news series from PeaceNoWar.net Web: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net October 19, 2003 What happened in Bolivia truly shows the power of people's movement, the struggles against American empire and U.S.-supported semi-colonial puppet regime. However, let's don't forget there's still have many struggles lie ahead on Mexico, Colombia and of course, in the United States. Lee Siu Hin PeaceNoWar.net

Bush's "Marriage Protection Week " = Attack on Gay Rights (tags)

Bush has declared the week of october 15th as "Marriage Protection Week".

GOD 'PUT BUSH IN CHARGE' (tags)

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/17/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.1MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, Germany, and Cuba.

Turning the World to Crap (tags)

Decline of civilization worldwide

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE EMPIRE (tags)

Because the President of the United States is getting burned in Iraq every day, along with the military forces he commands, by those geniuses over at the American Enterprise Institute, and their neocon amen corner in the administration, who told him that American troops would be greeted as "liberators," that it would be a "cakewalk," and that the entry of our troops into Baghdad was like the march into Paris in the summer of 1944. Then why are the Iraqis responding as if it's the summer of 1940 – and they're the French Resistance?

Halliburton caught overcharging US in Iraq (tags)

WASHINGTON - Two Democratic lawmakers say Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton, is gouging U.S. taxpayers while importing gasoline into Iraq. The Houston-based company contends it is paying the best price possible.

Malaysian Prime Minister says 'Jews rule the world' (tags)

Mahathir Mohamad called on Muslims to emulate the Jewish response to oppression, saying the Jews had "survived 2000 years of pogroms not by hitting back, but by thinking".

Halliburton overcharges taxpayers to import gas into Iraq (tags)

Halliburton's KBR subsidiary is billing the Army between $1.62 and $1.70 per gallon, while Iraqis are charged between 4 cents and 15 cents at the pump.

10-14-03 Poll: U.S. discontent increasing (tags)

Solid majorities of Americans support changes in the nation's political system, want the power to recall elected officials and are angry about the way some things are going in this country

Pentagon official: US may take action against Syria (for Israel) (tags)

Pentagon official: US may take action against Syria (for Israel)

Bush's Man in the Iron Mask (tags)

"A court of the United States has no jurisdiction . . . to enjoin the president in the performance of his official duties." Therefore, according to the Justice Department and the president, the separation of powers—at the core of the Constitution—has been suspended in the war on terrorism. Somebody ought to tell Congress.

Screw You Right Back - CIA FU! (tags)

When the CIA initiates proceedings, entire nations collapse in flames. Economies deflate like whoopee cushions. Powerful men are found dead in alleys with their heads encased in cheese wax. It might be said that the CIA has an extremely low hubris threshold. As it now stands, the president (after only a few months of doing nothing) has ordered his people to cooperate with his other people in finding the source of this leak in the scandal now known rather lamely as 'Intimigate' (I prefer 'What, her?-gate' myself).

36 Reasons To Vote For Bush and Republicans In 2004 (tags)

You like Pat Robertson, the TV evangelist. You send him contributions and you pray with him for the “passing” of three Supreme Court Justices.

Double life of the GOP: Corporatists and Conservative-libertarians (tags)

President Bush made his fortune by getting Texas taxpayers to pay for the Texas Rangers's new baseball stadium. His government now expands corporate welfare on the backs of individual taxpayers, while allowing huge tax escapes for large multinational corporations.

WESLEY CLARK: HOPE AGAINST HOPE (tags)

THIS IS A PEACE CANDIDATE?

DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)

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Building Bridges Radio- Lula Speaks to Labor (tags)

Building Bridges presents this 27 minute radio program. To Listen click on Indymedia Link

Is the United States of America plotting to murder Venezuela’s President? (tags)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cancelled a planned trip last month to the United Nations General Assembly’s opening debate, explaining that he did so because of a potential threat on his life. His government’s intelligence agencies had reportedly warned of a plot backed by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to sabotage his plane in flight from Caracas to New York City.

A Mugging At Albertsons - Albertsons Admits Wrongdoing's! (tags)

Long Known For It's Abuse Of Oaklanders, Albertsons Admits To Wrong Doing At It's E. Oakland Store After Receiving Complaints & Attention!

Retired General Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior and The Grey Men (tags)

Should Wesley Clark win the primary nomination for president for the Democratic party, America loses and Bush wins; or Clark wins the general election and America loses. America loses and Empire the only winner.

The true nature of Arnold Schwarzenegger (tags)

Schwarzenegger’s mother had for many years lived with Alfred Gerstl, a prominent Austrian politician who rose to the top post in the upper house of Austria’s parliament. Schwarzenegger reportedly addressed him as “Uncle.” (Schwarzenegger’s father, who died three decades ago, was a police official who had belonged to the Nazi party.) Terminator for governor?

BTL:Critics Question Credibility of FBI Investigation into White House Leak... (tags)

...Exposing CIA Operative. Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Yes, Bush lied (tags)

The CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency and the other U.S. spy agencies unanimously agreed that Baghdad:  had not sponsored past terrorist attacks against America,  was not operating in concert with al-Qaida,  and was not a terrorist threat to America.  "We have no specific intelligence information that Saddam's regime has directed attacks against U.S. territory," the report stated. 

Re-evaluating Weapons of Mass Destruction (tags)

Can you say Flip-Flop?

What's The Truth About Bush? (tags)

Serious questions that haven't been answered yet. And why not.

Does President Bush Plan To Attack Israel Next ? (tags)

We must stop terrorist states and rogue nations. President Bush has made this abundantly clear. The Mideast has only one country that is a bigger nuclear power than England, unregulated and unchecked by the International Atomic Energy Commission or the U.N., with an unsafe,aging nuclear reactor at Dimona, Israel. There is a fleet of Phantoms to deliver the nuclear bombs, as well as missiles that can hit all European capitals, as mentioned by an Israeli diplomat recently. It has advanced chemical and biological weapons. It occupies a land inhabited by 3 1/2 million people, terrorizing innocent civilians, not allowing them to build a home on 2/3's of their land.

Reasons for war--NOVEMBER 11--2002 (tags)

HOW QUICKLY WE ALL FORGET WHY WE ARE IN IRAQ. HEY RIGHT WINGERS READ THIS ARTICLE AND RE THINK YOUR POSITIONS....

Kucinich Proposes Unconditional Surrender in Iraq (tags)

Six out of ten Americans can't name a single one of the Democratic Presidential candidates. Dennis Kucinich is trying to get noticed by proposing unconditional surrender in Iraq. Ann nails the Democrats (again).

Learning from Limbaugh (tags)

Like the Limbaugh matter, Democrats smell blood, as the administration fumbles its way through the aftermath of the outing of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's C.I.A agent wife.

Nader shines light on Texas GOPs dark agenda (tags)

Nader called the Texas Republican Party's platform the most radically conservative he has ever seen, calling for: withdrawing from the UN, retaking the Panama Canal, repealing the minimum wage, and abolishing the Department of Education and the IRS.

Judge rules student has right to wear a T-shirt labeling Bush an "International Terro (tags)

A high school student has the right to wear a T-shirt to school with the face of President Bush and the words "International Terrorist" on the front, a federal judge ruled.

Make War, Not Love by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"President Bush cannot patent preemptive war. It was invented well before him..`War is being imposed upon us," Hitler used to say as he pushed ahead with his vast criminal project. A majority of Germans believed him and went right along.." from The Progressive

Job Losses at Level of Great Depression (tags)

Job Losses at Level of Great Depression Contradict President Bush's Wishful Predictions

New firm with Bush ties consults on Iraq business (tags)

WASHINGTON - A company that was created to help clients take advantage of business opportunities in Iraq is made up of businessmen associated with President Bush, his family and his administration.

Job Losses At Great Depression Level (tags)

The wonders of Bushonomics on display for all. His Father may have been George Herbert Hoover Bush - does this make the current Bush Calvin Coolidge?

You Führer G.W.Bush (tags)

It is commonly assumed that there (US) is no aristocracy, let alone a nobility, in America. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In his work, Ancestors of American Presidents, Gary Boyd Roberts of the New England Historic Genealogical Society reveals 19 presidents descended from Edward III. John Galt, in a soon to be published work, The Genealogy of the New World Order, has traced the royal ancestry of George Bush, which traces from Charlemagne and Alfred the Great, all the way down through George's 32 presidential cousins!

You Führer G.W.Bush (tags)

It is commonly assumed that there (US) is no aristocracy, let alone a nobility, in America. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In his work, Ancestors of American Presidents, Gary Boyd Roberts of the New England Historic Genealogical Society reveals 19 presidents descended from Edward III. John Galt, in a soon to be published work, The Genealogy of the New World Order, has traced the royal ancestry of George Bush, which traces from Charlemagne and Alfred the Great, all the way down through George's 32 presidential cousins!

A Texas Hoax May Be the President's Waterloo (tags)

Over the past year or so, getting headlines in Texas but only modest coverage elsewhere, the "Texas Miracle" has been disrobed. It was a scam, a hoax.

10,000 marchers back Yale strikers (tags)

New Haven police arrest 100 NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Downtown New Haven came to a standstill Sept. 13 as the nation’s labor movement turned out more than 10,000 union members from the Northeast and as far away as Nevada and Florida in support of striking university and hospital workers at Yale University.

More Bush Lies exposed :no smallpox in Iraq (tags)

LOOKS LIKE EVEN MORE LIES HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE BRAINWASHED MASSES. Top American scientists assigned to the weapons hunt in Iraq found no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime was making or stockpiling smallpox, The Associated Press has learned from senior military officers involved in the search.

KPFK Background Briefing: WTO / Adam Shapiro, Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi on Arafat / Wayne Madson (tags)

One of KPFK's ongoing weekly programs of note...

URGENT! ACt now! Rutgers Aims to Cancel PAlestine Conference (tags)

Act now - your solidarity is needed as Rutgers acts to cancel Palestine conference

I Love My Country -I Hate My President (tags)

I hate Mr. Bush and what he is doing to my country. I cannot believe the range of duplicities involved in his administration; the gratuitous lying to serve profit and political purpose.

I Love My Country - I Hate My President (tags)

I am repulsed by my president. He allowed the drums of war to get hammered over aluminum tubes, which were never meant for anything more deadly than the making of rockets. The whole notion of the tubes being part of the construction of a centrifuge had been refuted by several international organizations, including America's own Lawrence Livermore Laboratories

Will NeoCons Drive The Decent From The GOP? (tags)

"We've watched while he used the tragedy of 911 and international terrorism to polarize the nation even further, vexing us with fears, while his mindless minions and yes-men from Ashcroft right down to commercial automatons like Fox's smarmy, imbecilic Sean Hannity, blaspheme the grand traditions and Constitutional institutions of this nation in order to wrestle everything from the flag to love of country to being holy relics of the GOP alone. "

Wild West Show (tags)

Lewis H. Lapham is editor of Harper's magazine. Other articles can be found at http://www.harpers.org.

BTL: Bombing of Shiite Holy Shrine Kills Powerful Cleric and... (tags)

...Further Destabilizes U.S.-Occupied Iraq. Interview with Erik Gustafson, president of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

President Bush's new manufacturing policy is doomed (tags)

So long as manufacturing executives seek labor arbitrage opportunities, employing U.S. blue-collar workers will be expensive. (American workers, after all, expect such niceties as pensions and health care.)

American Interventionism, Need For A Change. (tags)

An overview of U.S. intervention and values, and a better approach to International relations and interventionism.

Research as a Weapon: Manipulating, Falsifying and Repressing (tags)

"The American oil economy which the Bush administration represents also profits from scientific falsification. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton declared that Arctic oil drilling would not endanger cariboo."Trans fr German

Bidding for the Bomb Lab: UC and LANL (tags)

Expect the University of California to bid for the contract to manage the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab.

Yikes! Pikes! Trying to Put an Extremist in the US Institute of Peace.. (tags)

A sly and sneaky attempt to put a friend with a reputation as an anti-Muslim and an Extremist into US Institute of Peace- a federally funded think tank that doesn't need to feature right wing extremism in order to follow its mission.

Kucinich for President Chapter Meets Near Topanga / Woodland Hills (tags)

Kucinich for President Meeting on Thursday, August 14th 7 PM - Near 101 and Topanga. Contact Julie4Kucinich@aol.com to get address, directions, details.

Timeline of Treason: The Bush Family Connections To The Nazis (tags)

The Bush family has willingly and knowingly associated themselves with Nazis for over 80 years spanning three generations of Bushes. Prescott Bush was Hitler’s banker in America and was referred to by the New York Tribune as Hitler’s angel.

Schwarzenegger's Nazi Problem: why won't he repudiate Kurt Waldheim? (tags)

Here's a question Jay Leno forgot to ask Arnold Schwarzenegger when he announced his candidacy for governor of California on last night's Tonight Show: "Will you renounce your support for Kurt Waldheim?"

Dennis Kucinich names running mate for VP (tags)

Has Dennis Kucinich gone MAD?

Bush Order Makes Corporate Anarchy Viable In Iraq (tags)

AN EXECUTIVE ORDER can be a surreptitious way of making policy. It often makes an end-run around Congress and frequently escapes the media's attention as well. It is, in short, a way of making policy by fiat. Now, a potentially explosive executive order has just been discovered by SEEN, the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network. Signed on May 22, it appears to give U.S. oil companies in Iraq blanket immunity from lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

The Superpower's Paralysis (tags)

"The triumphalism of the Bush administration has vanished for a long time..`From victorious liberators, we have quickly become hated occupiers.'.. More than two and a half million jobs were destroyed since Bush took office.." Translated fr German

pResident Bush & his Dad are both card carrying cowards. It's in their blood. (tags)

Papa Bush, like his stupid, monkey-faced son, was also a coward. Now we know where pResident George got his yellow streak: it's in his genes.

PROtest PLANS Could MAKE Long, HOT, TEXas SUMmer FOR Bush (tags)

"Secret" maps of Texas "White House" and Camp David hideouts to aid protests. Texas posses will try to deny the Constitutional right to protest as they did last August. Here's how to hold peaceful protests against old "Shock and Awe" anyway.

The Pentagon has some explaining to do (tags)

After eight years of Bill Clinton, many military officers breathed a sigh of relief when George W. Bush was named president. I was in that plurality. At one time, I would have believed the administration's accusations of anti-Americanism against anyone who questioned the integrity and good faith of President Bush, Vice President Cheney or Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Republican spending orgy (tags)

So here we are three years later, with not only a Republican Congress but a Republican president, too -- and the federal spending train is racing out of control. The Bush administration estimated last week that the government will end the current fiscal year with a budget deficit of $455 billion. Over the next five years, the public debt is expected to rise by $1.9 trillion.

Ann Coulter exposes liberal hypocrisy (again). (tags)

Ann exposes the hypocrisy of the Democrats on Uday & Qusay, the war, etc. After years of defending Clinton, liberals love the piquant irony of calling Bush a liar.

SPFPA LEADS BATTLE TO PROTECT SECURITY UNIONS and MEMBERS (tags)

SEIU IS NOW RAIDING SECURITY UNIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

SPFPA LEADS BATTLE TO PROTECT SECURITY UNIONS AND ITS MEMBERS (tags)

SEIU IS NOW RAIDING SECURITY UNIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

Clinton Makes Ammends for Own Piss-poor Mistakes (tags)

Bill Clinton says, "You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president. Some of us perjure ourselves. Others of us simply state British intelligence might have valuable information."

Bush Lies (amsellem) (tags)

cartoon © 2003 by charles amsellem. activists may reproduce for non profit use only. all other rights reserved

Most callers say president misled nation (tags)

"I can fill your editorial pages with comments on 'who to believe' but will simplify my response to this week's Sound Off by borrowing a quote from Groucho Marx," she said. "'What are you going to believe, what we tell you or what you see with your own two eyes?'"

SORRY, BUSH BACKERS: 16 WORDS STILL MATTER (tags)

But those words helped launch a thousand ships and a few hundred thousand U.S. men and women to Iraq, some to their deaths. Now, it's clear not only that the information was incorrect but that people at several levels of the administration knew it to be incorrect before the 16 words were uttered.

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. "

September 11 commission complains of “intimidation” and stonewalling (tags)

The federal commission investigating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington charged July 8 that its work was being hampered by the reluctance of federal agencies to hand over documents or provide witnesses for unimpeded interview by commission staff.

Bush Energy Task Force Exposed (tags)

Alleged task force member includes: Thomas Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute president; Marc Racicot, current Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman; Haley Barbour, former RNC chairman; and Ken Lay, former Enron chairman.

Massive Security Breach (tags)

"America’s top spy catcher quit in the midst of a secret investigation into how Saddam and Osama bin Laden obtained state-of-the-art U.S. spy software." So, what did he find out that revolted him so much that he quit?

Bush is losing support among Arab-Americans voters (tags)

Three quarters of the Arab-Americans polled want the President to apply balanced pressure to both Israelis and Palestinians, simultaneously ending settlements and stopping the bombings -- but less than one quarter believe Bush will be balanced.

CIA Got Uranium Reference Cut in Oct. Why Bush Cited It In Jan. Is Unclear (tags)

CIA Director George J. Tenet successfully intervened with White House officials to have a reference to Iraq seeking uranium from Niger removed from a presidential speech last October, three months before a less specific reference to the same intelligence appeared in the State of the Union address, according to senior administration officials.

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.

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.

Diebold - The face of modern ballot tampering (tags)

“Critics warn local election officials could be trading one set of problems for another potentially as bad, or worse, than last year's election debacle. They vigorously argue that fully electronic systems pose data-security problems and lack a paper trail. "There's no way to independently verify that the voter's ballot as cast was actually the ballot being recorded by the machine,'' said Rebecca Mercuri, a computer scientist and visiting lecturer at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.”

BEYOND BUSH - Part I ( By Michael C. Ruppert ) (tags)

Michael C. Ruppert looks into the future and shares his thoughts (repost)

Why the U.S. must invade Canada -- now (tags)

It didn't support the war, it's soft on pot and gays, its economy is rolling and U.S. troops are bored. Anyway, reasons to invade countries are no longer needed!

President George Bush given a "pink slip" for lying to the American people (tags)

President George Bush given a "pink slip" at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles for lying to the American people.

The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin (tags)

US Senate Floor Remarks - June 24, 2003 Mr. President, last fall, the White House released a national security strategy that called for an end to the doctrines of deterrence and containment that have been a hallmark of American foreign policy for more than half a century....

Democrats helped Bush lie about Iraq's (tags)

Key Democrats joined along with the Bush to help him spread the lies about Iraq's "WMD" capabilities

Why let facts get in way of a perfectly good war? (tags)

This goes out with a big dose of PAXIL to all you Stockholm Conservatives.

John Kerry was 'misled' (tags)

John Kerry says he and "every one of us" was misled by President Bush concerning Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. And he says the deception is one reason he is running for President. If he was misled, what do we make of his 156 Congressional colleagues who voted against the war resolution in October, 2002?

Bush Looses Fight with Space Scooter (tags)

Why are we losing to this man?

Want to Protest an Oppressive Government? Move to Iran! (tags)

Want to protest against an oppressive government. Then you should consider moving to Tehran. In contrast to the USA, they actually do have an oppressive government over there. Young Iranians Are Chafing Under Aging Clerics' Edicts

Drip, Drip, Drip (tags)

Stephen Moore, president of the Club for Growth, triumphantly predicts the result of the Bush tax cuts; "local towns or cities are going to say: 'Hell, no! You're not going to raise my taxes. Get rid of the welfare programs!' ''

Pattern of Megalomania: The Bush Record (tags)

"There exists a chilling pattern of events surrounding the Bush regime’s rise to power and the emergence of Napoleon and Hitler."

What is American Interventionism Really About? (tags)

A look at American interventionism over the past fifty years that have not exactly been of a benevolent nature.

Outline of Bush Family History (tags)

Oct. 20 ‘42: Leo T. Crowley, the US Alien Property Custodian - seized the stock shares of the Union Banking Corp. of New York, whose shareholders were: Chm./Dir. E. Rowland Harriman (of Brown Brothers Harriman); Pres./Dir. Cornelis Lievense (banking functionary for the Nazis); Treasurer/Dir. Harold D. Pennington (of Brown Brothers Harriman); Dir. Ray Morris (of Brown Brothers Harriman); Dir. Prescott S. Bush Snr.(of Brown Brothers Harriman); ...

Give it a chance (tags)

The Road Map is reason for hope, but the real dangers lay ahead and even an optimist must be wary. Extremists - Israeli, Palestinian and American - all remain committed to scuttling this still too feeble attempt to restart negotiations on the road to peace.

Nothing Sweeter To Bush Than Revenge (tags)

"Even more sinister, Secretary of State Colin Powell -- in an uncharacteristic role as the godfather-enforcer for the administration -- has been lecturing straying nations that they will be punished for their stand against the war. As he puts it, they will suffer the "consequences." The exact penalties are never spelled out but the ominous threat is left hanging. "

Webs of Power - Part 2: The Federal Reserve (tags)

The Federal Reserve Bank of America is not a government entity. It is a private corporation with stock owned by shareholders. A majority of these shareholders are not American. The prior paragraph is common knowledge by economists and professors, and can easily be found with minimal research.

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.

Bush answers on 9/11 overdue (tags)

They are not overdue they are LONG overdue. The fact that a "mainstream" Press outlet is beginning to ask the questions that many of us have been asking for a couple hears deserves 2 cheers.

Unionists launch drive to win White House (tags)

DES MOINES – Nearly 1,000 union leaders and activists from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees got a close-up look at the Democratic presidential candidates at the union’s first-time Presidential Town Hall here on May 16 and 17. In his opening remarks AFSCME President Gerald McEntee blasted the Bush White House, calling the 2004 elections “critical for AFSCME members and all of America’s working families.”

An Open Letter to Lieutenant Layne McDowell (tags)

After the Dixie Chicks decided to do the unholy - express shame - one of our brave and bold fired off a letter to them talking about freedom of speech while simultaneously declaring his intent to participate in censorhip. Of course, Clear Channel put it up on a zillion radio web sites. Here's a rebuttal.

WHAT IS YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL IQ? (tags)

The Constitution is the actual founding document of our Nation. It is important for every Citizen to have a basic understanding of it. It is a covenant between the People and their government which was meant to LIMIT the scope and authority of the Central Government in order to protect our freedom.

Airwaves abuzz with Hollywood blacklist; no secrets this time (tags)

"Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, whose anti-war comments got a Baseball Hall of Fame event in honor of Bull Durham's 15th anniversary canceled. And please don't forget the Dixie Chicks. All of a sudden, making contrary or outre political comments isn't only not OK, it's a punishable offense."

President Re-Affirms Solidarity With Cuba (tags)

I'd like to remind all citizens that I've already expressed solidarity with the popular governments of Cuba, Venezuala, France, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Palestine, Russia, the Swiss Confederation, the Iroquois Confederacy, and all the people of the world who advocate equal rights and equal responsibilities....

Here's That List of Terrorists You Asked For... Mr. President (tags)

I have the latest update on that terrorist list you've been asking for, Mr. President. I keep submitting my reports to Sen. Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Intelligence Committee , Sen. Bob Graham, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Porter Goss, the Florida GOP Rep. and House Intelligence Committee Chairman, but they keep loosing the documents or forgetting I ever gave them the lists... Can you please send it to them for me. I know they will listen to you.

ABC News Primetime interview: Country music group holds its own against right-wing attack (tags)

All in all, the Dixie Chicks held up well against the crude attempts by interviewer Diane Sawyer to browbeat them and convince them, as well as the viewing audience, that the vast majority of Americans consider any opposition to President Bush and the Iraq war tantamount to treason.

Bechtel wins oil contracts (tags)

Last month, multi-billionaire Riley Bechtel was sworn in as a member of President Bush's Export Council to advise the government on how to create markets for American companies overseas. It was hardly a surprise to the 104th wealthiest man in world, whose family had amassed its fortune in mega-construction projects around the globe was tapped to advise the Bush administration on trade.

Would the US Plant WMD’s – A Stroll Down Memory Lane (tags)

This article by ex-CIA officials discusses the question of US vs UN inspection teams looking for the notorious weapons of mass destruction. Also addresses the question of 'would the US plant evidence?......

Dixie Chickens, Hackers & Co. (tags)

Adventures in free speech.

Rebuilding Iraq: Political Contributions of Corporate Winners (tags)

It's not what you know...it's who you know! That old adage couldn't be more true, as contractors jockey for position for the US. Government's "Corporate Dash For Cash" being held in Washington . Not coincidentally, many of these contractors just happened to contribute rather generously to the Bush Presidential campaign. Open Secrets has all the juicy details on their web site:

The Sheeple of the Week award (tags)

Yes, we've all seen them. Perhaps we even know some of them personally. They certainly get a lot of press these days. And now they have their own award.

Fund-raiser for GOP pleads guilty in case of child pornography (tags)

A prominent Republican fund-raiser who once said former President Bill Clinton was "a lawbreaker and a terrible example to our nation's young people" pleaded guilty yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court to production of child pornography.

Right-wingers claim African American Muslims are dangerous (tags)

When Roy Innis joined the Libertarian Party in 1998, he told Party officials, "You have the kind of principles this country needs more of." More recently Innis alerted DOJ representatives about the potential for an "alliance" between Middle Eastern terrorists and domestic black Islamists.

Poor Sean Hannity (tags)

Well, what can you expect from an immature groupie? Every time he tries to think, his face reflects the pain of the effort. But he really showed his emptiness recently when he said that criticism of the United States failing to guard the Iraqi National Museum was — you guessed it — just left-wing soreheads who are mad that President Bush's war has been so successful.

Of God and Man in the Oval Office (tags)

In a nuclear age, American triumphalism may not only be spiritually bereft, it is apocalyptic in its implications.

GOOD NEWS FOR SENATOR FEINSTEIN (tags)

The firm her husband owns a substantial interest in just won a lucrative U.S. Army contract last week to help President George W. Bush wage his imperialist wars in the Middle East!

HOUSE INTRODUCES BILL TO REPEAL PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMITS (tags)

PRESIDENT (KING) FOR LIFE? What kind of America is this?

Too Many Dots (tags)

Looking at today's news, this writer was struck by the reappearance of names of people who have been involved in cover-ups in the recent past. Like Yogi Berra's aphorism, its "deja vu all over again."

The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population? Would we elect a man incapable of hearing any but the echoes of his own voice? A man deaf to the ceaseless thunder of millions of voices..?"

The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population? Would we elect a man incapable of hearing any but the echoes of his own voice?" from: http://www.zmag.org

europe says Osama Bin Bush a religious fundamentalist (tags)

europe catches on to shrub's "crusade"

Disturbing Similarities of History - The Third Reich and the Presidency of George Bush (tags)

I just threw this timeline together, so it isn't perfect; I'm still working on it. However, notice the striking and horrifyingly blatant similarities between the two...

Advise and Dissent (tags)

How anti-war protest movements have made the U.S. stronger. By David Greenberg Posted Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at 12:32 PM PT

George Bush II’s exit strategy after seizing Iraq’s oil: Seize South America’s oil. (tags)

Bush/Reich/U.S. oil companies/CIA stage coup attempt in Venezuela to oust democratically-elected President Hugo Chávez. U.S. government gains control of media outlets, trying to incite civil war in Venezuela to seize country’s oil revenues.

Bush Ranks Lowest IQ in 50 yrs. (tags)

In case you haven't noticed, or are somehow inclined to believe otherwise, this new report from the Lovenstein Institute confirms that President George W. Bush is officially a genuine moron!

Good Foreign Policy a Casualty of War (tags)

This article was printed in yesterday's LA Times. It's a very good read.

Draft Michael Moore '04 (tags)

Action at the Academy Awards: Get Michael Moore to Run for President!

Bowling for WEHO: Transgender tragedy Monday before backdrop of war. (tags)

Tragedy struck the Los Angeles Transgender community as the U.S. hand-gun culture escalated a personal dispute into death and a felony arrest.

Why They Call It Dope: Independent or "Independent" Media (tags)

An american journalist downplays the Nazi ties of the Bush administration. Another American journalist finds this somewhat odd.

Greens Call Bush Indictable for War Crimes. (tags)

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." (Roosevelt) Please repost on other US Indymedia sites.

Top Anti-Terror Official Resigns (tags)

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The top National Security Council official in the war on terror resigned this week for what a NSC spokesman said were personal reasons, but intelligence sources say the move reflects concern that the looming war with Iraq is hurting the fight against terrorism.

TONY 'VIKING' HALME SAYS HE IS SORRY CALLING HER LESBIAN (tags)

Newly selected Member of Finnish Parliament -boxer Tony 'Viking' Halme- apologised his previous statement from President Halonen. Halme's statement was related to Mrs Halonen's -President of Finland- possible sexual habits. Boxer Tony Halme admitted in his open letter assigned to Mrs President, that it would had been a better (idea) to use term "SETA's ex- president" instead of him having said "lesbian".

Chomsky on War (tags)

No To War

French president denounces Bush (tags)

French president denounces Bush ultimatum By Elizabeth Bryant United Press International From the International Desk Published 3/18/2003 7:36 AM

ROTC Targets Latinos (tags)

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Israel’s foreign policy is the U.S.’s foreign policy (tags)

“Wag the dog” Who’s calling the foreign policy shots behind the scenes in the Bush administration?

This war came from a think tank (tags)

As far back as 1998, ultra right US think tanks had developed and published plans for an era of US world domination, sidelining the UN and attacking Iraq

The Hyper-Power (book review) (tags)

Noam Chomsky speaks of a completely de-politicized society that has left the monopoly of decisions to an anonymous leadership caste..The war against Iraq should be considered as a kind of domestic political necessity. Translated from the German

Does Bush guilt over His Auishwitz profits inheritance effect his policy on Isreal ? (tags)

There are six million skeletons in the Thyssen family closet, and a myriad of criminal and historical questions to be answered about the Bush family's complicity.

Ted Hayes leads pro-Bush demonstration (tags)

L.A.'s so-called "homeless activist" Ted Hayes reveals his true colors.

'Pro-War' Movement Springs Into Action (tags)

"We decided we can't sit idly by while President Bush's agenda, specifically his continuing efforts on the war on terror, specifically Iraq ... while they ... Democrats, the left wing and Hollywood ... conduct a well-coordinated, well organized, well-financed effort to undo the president and really to destroy him, because that's their goal," David Bossie, president of Citizens United, told Foxnews.com.

Temescal Canyon students protest military recruiters (tags)

The students of Temescal Canyon High School's erstwhile peace club stood up to military recruiters, while outside the rain and another event conspired to turn a planned demonstration into a mini-protest.

NY Post: Streisand = AIDS drug profiteer (tags)

NY Post: Streisand = AIDS drug profiteer

Streisand Fdtn made $17K on Halliburton under Cheney (tags)

Streisand Fdtn made $17K on Halliburton under Cheney

Bush Calls Protests "Irrelevant" (tags)

Dubya tells millions worldwide to get stuffed.

USA Bad Boys: Blackmail and US Intervention in latin America (tags)

US addictions haunt and terrorize world: OIL, WEAPONS, DRUGS. US BAD BOYS and friends in Latin America held power for decades. Now they are run out of town by Hugo Chavez, people of Bolivia and New Ideas. Guns and Money aren’t enough anymore–Hope lives –Struggle Consumes…

The Wonders of Bushonomics (tags)

"...we face the worst hiring slump in twenty years; production as measured by the GDP minus government is falling; the deficit is ballooning; oil and gas prices are soaring even as retail and travel sectors slash prices; and all of Europe is clearly falling into recession. What's a government to do? Why, go to war, of course."

war bible and bush (tags)

Here is the message which we can put on one Poster or to send to the president Bush

FCC at USC forum invitation (tags)

Below is the FCC forum and invitation.

New evidence implicates Iraq in terror conspiracy (tags)

Late breaking news:

War, Ignorance, and Disinformation (tags)

To what degree do people actually make their decision to support or oppose Bush's War based on actual facts? How many base their conclusions on propaganda perpetuated by the PressWhores?

Where they have no military (tags)

In Costa Rica where they abolished the military over 1/2 century ago, Ticos(short for Costarricenses) "chill out" after Dubya's state of the Union speech.

Rice for Peace-- stop the war now (tags)

Take action to stop the war in Iraq now. Join thousands of others in sending the message: Feed Iraq, don't bomb them. (NEW email address below, made necessary due to disruption of online communications.)

ALERT! PRO WAR RALLY GOING ON IN SEAL BEACH THIS SAT! (tags)

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Tomorrow...Tommorrow... (tags)

A very wryly humorous perspective on the Deserter In Chief's State of the Union.

Impeach pResident Bush for Assisting 911 Terrorists (tags)

If you oppose our current march to fascism, and suspect pResident Bush of allowing, if not assisting in the 911 attacks, please join the hundreds of people petitioning for accountability from the American fascists who helped make it happen.

Where The Bodies Went: Censorship In The First Gulf War (tags)

UPI Correspondent Leon Daniel, as did others who reported from Vietnam during the 1960s, knew about war and death. So he was puzzled by the lack of corpses at the tip of the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Iraq on Feb. 25, 1991. Clearly there had been plenty of killing. Where were all the bodies? The story unfolds...

1,500 protest against war in DC (tags)

15-hundred people opposed to war in Iraq have staged a peaceful protest outside the U-S Capitol in freezing weather during Bush's speech.

The Message from the Bush Camp: 'It's War Within Weeks' (tags)

· Washington now concentrating on timing · State of union address to 'turn up the heat' · Blair faces nightmare scenario over war decision

A Call for Peace on Nixon's Doorstep (tags)

The Los Angeles Times reports that 800 people attended the anti-war protest at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California

Minority Opinion (tags)

With his sudden plunge into domestic affairs, President Bush is dogging the wag...

“I LOVE THE SMELL OF WOOL IN THE MORNING.” (tags)

During a press conference at the Bush home in Crawford, Texas this morning without warning President Bush's pants caught on fire.

Building Bridges Radio - Blue Christmas at the NYC Dept of Education (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 12 min radio program. To Listen click on indymedia link.

AMERICA'S PATHETIC LIBERALS (tags)

There's no help to be found here...

Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft and Lott; are Anti Christ? Ver.3 (tags)

Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft and Lott; are Anti Christ? Ver.3

THE PHILIPPINES AND THE U.S. HEGEMONIC THRUST (tags)

"With the full backing and support by the US, President Arroyo as the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has unleashed a most brutal war against progressive and militant forces. Even the unarmed, legal democratic movement is not spared. More than 20 members from my party, Bayan Muna, have been murdered in the past 18 months since Arroyo became President. One-hundred forty-eight (148) activists have been killed in this short period."

BTL:Venezuelan Elite Attack President Chavez to Block Reforms that... (tags)

...Benefit the Poor. Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

ISRAELI LOBBY IS THE REAL REASON FOR WAR (Wall Street Journal) (tags)

Die for Israel! An article from the Wall Street Journal, about how the Israeli lobby, AIPAC secretly pushed for and got the first war with Iraq. Do you really think it's any different now? This article is long, but interesting.

Boycott Sponsors Of Rush Limbaugh (tags)

Tell Rush Sponsors you've had ENOUGH disinformation and hate!

venezuala's press power (tags)

by maurice lemoine sept 11 2002

LA Times Poll: Most Unconvinced on Iraq War (tags)

Most Unconvinced on Iraq War Two-thirds believe Bush has failed to make the case an attack would be justified. Many think weapons are there, but they want proof.

venezuala:racist rage of the caracas elite (tags)

Venezuela's Embattled President Faces A Pinochet-style Opposition

POT-BANGING PROTEST IN L.A. IN SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA (tags)

Protest in support of the democratic government of Chávez whom the right-wing rich opposition with the support of the US government want to take down by a coup.

venezuala: gunman may havebeen hired by anti-chavez general (tags)

agent provaceteur?

Venezuelan Masses Support Chavez. Corporate media lieing as usual (tags)

read http://www.narconews.com The corporate media spinners are doing all they can to bring down the democratically elected president of venezuela. The strike by the rich in venezuela has been defeated.

Building Bridges Radio-The Issues in the NYC Transit Negotiations (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community Labor Report presents this 12.5 minute radio program with Roger Toussaint, President of Transport Workers Union Local100 To LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

Bush: Foreign Policy to Take Seriously (tags)

GWB to be taken seriously in the foreign policy arena.

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/9/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity WITHOUT WAR!

THE CASE FOR WAR (tags)

All the best arguments brought together...sort of...

a timeline of CIA atrocities (tags)

the author Steve kangas was suicided in 1999

Dubya, Revolution’s Hero! Picture of Dubya Not Taken From Denver. (tags)

Expanding motis operendi intentions of our hurt presidental son.

SHOCKING REVELATIONS: US Government, Not Terrorists, Picked 9-11 Date (tags)

From the start, the Bush Administration has insisted that anything like the 'planes-as-weapons' scenario of 9-11 was 'unthinkable' before 9-11. That's a HUGE LIE!! On Sept. 11, 2001 they had a brand new counter-terror emergency response plan in place at the Pentagon for exactly that scenario, and had a counter-terror 'wargame' set to begin on exactly that scenario that very morning in the nation's capitol.

Why the Fed Murdered JFK (tags)

JFK's efforts to prevent "Pax Americana" and Executive Order 11110 would have severely cut into the profits and control of the banking establishment....

CHICAGO RELIGIOUS LEADERS SAY NO TO IRAQ WAR ! (tags)

In an unprecedented show of unity, Chicago's top Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have drafted a joint letter urging President Bush to avoid war with Iraq.

Conspiracy Theories and 9-11 (tags)

An argument listing the numerous advantages of the fear and patriotism inspired by 9-11 to Bush's domestic and foreign policies and speculating about possible complicity given many discrepancies about the events of 9-11.

RENT-A-SPY, INC. (tags)

American corporation USDS involved in foreign and domestic espionage

BTL:A Woman's Right to Choose Under Severe Attack as... (tags)

...GOP Consolidates Control of U.S. Government. Interview with Terry O'Neill, a membership vice president of NOW conducted by Between The Lines' Denise Manzari.

Reversal of Fortune part III - Regime Change (tags)

Now we explore the actual day that started the disraveling of democracy: November 22, 1963.

Presidents Chance & Putin Call for Israel to Disarm (tags)

The British Empire's imposition of the Zionist state has obviously been among the worst blunders in history. As always, Jews, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, pagans, agnostics, atheists and UFO-worshipers are welcome to live in secular nations such as the United States and Russia....

Bush is a moron, says Chretien aide (tags)

PRESIDENT BUSH was called a moron by the Canadian Prime Minister’s spokeswoman in an unguarded remark at the Nato summit.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 11/22/02 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Germany, Spain, Russia, and Cuba.

The ILWU From Bridges to Spinosa (tags)

Great article on the dockworkers

Orwellian Poindexter IAO planed BEFORE 911 !! (tags)

Just like unPatriot Act -- set in motion before 9-11 ... get the word out so the brain-dead corporate media doesn't roll over

ACTION ALERT !!! CONTACT YOUR SENATORS NOW !!! (tags)

STAY FOCUSED: if the TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS part of HOMELAND SECURITY isn't amended then there will be no future dissent; it's "BIG BROTHER"! CONTACT YOUR SENATORS NOW! (they're voting on it THIS WEEK!)

ILWU on Waterfront Lockout (tags)

Waterfront Lockout Perspective

IRAQ: AMERICA’S EXCUSE FOR REGIONAL DOMINANCE (tags)

Lies and deception mar the Bush record on Iraq, with Administration fabrications forming the basis for war, reports investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein. While Goldstein published this article in Europe, the following piece is his original, un-edited copy.

UNANIMOUS! Teach-ins on Iraq in Oakland Schools! (tags)

The Oakland School Board Unanimously (with one abstention) passed a resolution to plan teach-ins throughout the School District on the war on Iraq Here is the FRONT PAGE! Oakland Tribune article and below is the School Board Resolution, cosponsored by Board Member Dan Siegel and Oakland Education Association president Sheila Quintana.

Red-baiting. "The Anti-War Movement and Its Critics. (tags)

"Do we have an antiwar movement? We're getting there. We must be, because we're catching flak from the anti-anti war movement, Light Infantry division, staffed by Marc Cooper, Todd Gitlin, David Corn, and Christopher Hitchens."

Reversal of Fortune (tags)

If you haven't cheked out Williams River Pitts ' Nov. 8 posting "Worse Days" on > Truthout.com, please do so. Also consider this :

ACTION! When Even Safire Is Afraid Of HOMELAND SECURITY Act, You Know It's BAD ! (tags)

When even right-wing fanatics like William Safire are afraid of the "Homeland Security Act", then you know it's scarey. Even though it doesn't have the gut appeal of the War On Iraq, CONTACT your senators NOW ! E-mail at www.congress.org or call NOW!

When Even Safire Is Afraid Of Homeland Security Act, You Know It's Bad ! (tags)

When even right-wing fanatics like William Safire are afraid of the "Homeland Security Act", then you know it's scarey. Even though it doesn't have the gut appeal of the War On Iraq, you should be contacting your senator NOW !

D.C. Council Opposes Military Action in Iraq (tags)

City councils in Takoma Park, Berkeley, Calif., Santa Fe, N.M., and several other cities also have passed resolutions opposing unilateral military action in Iraq. Similar resolutions are under discussion in Madison, Wis., and Baltimore.

A Peace Poster Project (tags)

We created a poster that has appeared in around 20 states, and has been dowloaded over 1,000 times from the site (www.nomorevictims.org) created to support distribution. Appropriate text is now being developed for versions in Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Finnish. The poster features a powerful photograph of an Iraqi girl who was injured in a US bombing raid south of Basra in April, 1999. Download the poster by accessing http://www.nomorevictims.org/PosterDownloads.html. You can also email a letter to Bush from the site.

Working families say: We’ll fight Bush agenda (tags)

WASHINGTON – Despite setbacks in the Nov. 5 elections, the AFL-CIO, the National Organization for Women and other grassroots organizations vowed a determined fight to block the Bush administration from railroading its ultra-right agenda through Congress.

The So-Called Elections (tags)

In light of the fact that the United States has no legitimate elections, provisional President Jon Chance again thanks our citizens for the popular mandate to fight domestic white-collar terrorism....

checknya's savage war comes home to moscow (tags)

by eric margolis

Win the elections for Wellstone! (tags)

MINNEAPOLIS – “Stand up, keep fighting,” the refrain from a Wellstone campaign song, rocked Williams Arena here Oct. 29 as more than 20,000 people packed a memorial service for Sen. Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia and three campaign staff members and crew who died in a plane crash Oct. 25.

iraq denies expelling reporters (tags)

US media telling lies?

Turnout key in dead-heat elections (tags)

We are “One Vote Away” from right-wing control of all three branches of the federal government warns People For the American Way (PFAW) in a television ad being aired in states where Senate races are too close to call.

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF A NARCO-TERROR STATE (tags)

The most censored and ignored story of the last - and the next - five years must be: "Global Economy Caters to US Addictions." Half of the world's problems are caused by the US addictions to oil and all kinds of drugs. The illegal drug trade is the second largest sector of the global economy. Include all of the legal drugs that US citizens are addicted to and "Drugs" would be the largest sector by far.

WHAT SHARON WANTS (tags)

WHAT THE PATHETIC "PEACE PROCESS" REALLY MEANS...

Maxine Waters Town Hall Meeting and Speakout (tags)

October 5, 2002 First Church of God

"Important" Bush address not so important after all (tags)

AP: "Bush's address drew little interest from the television networks. ABC, NBC and CBS said they would not cover it live. The White House did not ask the networks to interrupt their normal programs for his speech."

The Pearl Harbor Lie And September 11 (Oct.5, 2002 version) (tags)

I argue that President Bush may have known in advance of the planned September-11 attacks but may have allowed them to happen (or had them perpetrated himself), and why.

Pro-Democracy for China Rally O9 (tags)

Rally for Human Rights; Democracy; protesting Bush summit with Chinese dictator

Bush ignores public opinion in war drive (tags)

In the face of growing public opposition and a divided Congress, President George W. Bush continued a fanatical drive towards war with Iraq pushing a bipartisan resolution giving him free reign to launch unilateral military action. Despite captiulation by some leaders of Congress, members of Congress are mounting a campaign reflecting the overwhelming calls and e-mails that have swamped their offices from constituents saying no to war.

Who Owns US? (tags)

Who "owns U.S."? Is the "U.S. government" a private corporation? If so, why protest individual sub-corporations rather than taking lawful action against the biggest coup d'etat in history?

Who IS the enemy here? A call for action. (tags)

Trent Lott unwittingly put his finger right on it.

Who IS the enemy here? A call for action. (tags)

Trent Lott unwittingly put his finger right on it.

Sen. Byrd warns of another Gulf of Tonkin (tags)

see. LBJ tapes re: Gulf of Tonkin

The rise of anti-semitism today (tags)

Harvard President Lawrence Summers recent condemnation of the rise of anti-semitism at Harvard and elsewhere grossly underestimates the problem by excluding the anti-semitism directed against Arabic people.

Today's Voice: Earth To Bush: NO IRAQ WAR! (tags)

Voice4Change Changing Hearts and Minds http://www.voice4change.org September 13, 2002

Nelson Mandela says U.S. a threat to world peace (tags)

Mandela is one of the only true "statesmen" in the world - a real leader.

Red Targets in the ''War on Terrorism'' (tags)

Think about that. Hundreds of al-Qaeda, demanding principally that the U.S. get its troops out of Saudi Arabia. Tens of thousands of communist-led guerrillas---and many millions who identify with the legacy of the historical left---demanding an end to exploitation and inequality on the planet.

SPFPA Leads Battle to Protect Security Officers! (tags)

SPFPA forms National Alliance of Police, Security and Corrections Organizations (NAPSCO) to protect and advance security unions nationwide.

bombing iraq to protect isreal (tags)

it is interesting to speculate how things would be if gore had won the presidency and liebermann become vice president

COLOMBIA IS LIKE VIETNAM (tags)

Many years passed before the great majority took notice that the revolutionaries of Vietnam fought for all humanity. One day something similar will happen with the FARC. The real enemy is the same. In another context, the women and men of the guerrilla movement of comandante Manuel Marulanda find themselves involved in a struggle that transcends the tragic Colombian scene. Resisting, they fight also for humanity.

israels willing executioners (tags)

this is from 1998, and may not be new to some people, but it is new to me

Join Protest as Bush Visits Westwood to Raise $ For SImon - Sat Aug 24 / 7AM (tags)

BRUNCH WITH SHRUB! BRING PRETZELS AND BANANAS! pResident Bush will be at the Regency Club in Westwood Aug 24 at 7 AM, whoring for Simon. Come join us for Coffee with the Commander in Chimp [and Cereal with the Crook!] Make Waffles, Not War! Breakfast Not Bombs! Cherry scones for the smirking drone!

Venezuela's press power abuse (tags)

This is an outstanding and well-documented analysis of the role that the private corporate capitalist media played in orchestrating the April 2002 coup against the democratically- elected Venezuelan government which is led by Hugo Chavez.

Brunch With Shrub LA Aug 24/7AM Bring Bananas and Pretzels! (tags)

pResident Bush will be at the Regency Club in Westwood Aug 24 at 7 AM, whoring for Simon. Come join us for Coffee with the Commander in Chimp [and Cereal with the Crook!] Make Waffles, Not War! Breakfast Not Bombs! Cherry scones for the smirking drone!

Longshore rallies to Bush: Butt out (tags)

“Contract, Yes! Government intervention, No!” was the message of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the AFL-CIO, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and many mayors at rallies up and down the West Coast, Aug. 12. Thousands took to the streets in protest of a threat by the Bush administration to take over ports militarily in the event that the union decides to strike.

Protest Bush the Moron President (tags)

Bush in LA...details

ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation (tags)

ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation. story from portland indymedia.

corruption (tags)

noen

CAUGHT AT CORRUPTION (tags)

TWO ARTICLES: ENRON'S GLOBAL RAPE OF CONSUMERS. SHORT PIECE QUOTING REUTERS; A LONG PIECE WITH THE SORDID DETAILS. THE LONG PIECE WAS POSTED TO INDYMEDIA 31 JULY, THE REUTERS PIECE BROKE 5 AUGUST.

A strange kind of freedom (tags)

We all know about the perils of Islamic fanaticism. But, says Robert Fisk, the biggest threat to liberty in the US may come from other kinds of fundamentalism: Jewish and Christian

BUSH GETS IT WRONG ON SENATE WELFARE BILL (tags)

CALIFORNIA WELFARE RECIPIENTS AND WELFARE RIGHTS ADVOCATES AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON BUSH SPEECH In a speech earlier today in Charleston, South Carolina, President Bush commented on the welfare reauthorization bill currently before the Senate. Shane Murphy Goldsmith, Organizer, National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support California Campaign, reacted to the President’s remarks:

IAP Action Alert (tags)

SPEAK OUT AGAINST ISRAELI TERRORISM: CONTACT THE US PRESIDENT AND CALL CONGRESS TODAY!!!

Freedom Under Fire (tags)

Excerpts from the 2002 NAACP Convention Address, Houston, Tex., July 7, 2002. This year’s convention theme – Freedom Under Fire – is appropriate in many ways. So, too, is the city and state in which we gather. …

HARVARD PRESIDENT SUMMERS ANNOUNCES CONTINUED FUNDING FOR ISRAELI WAR CRIMES (tags)

Harvard President Summers sticks to his guns in support of Israeli war crimes and the use of Harvard's money to fund them. Under the Nuremberg Principles (adopted by the UN in 1950) this implicates him under international law too.

Today's Voice: 3-Strikes is Inhumane and Unjust (tags)

The Media tells us what is wrong with the world; Voice4change will tell you what to do about it! Our member organizations are busy organizing, so we want to bring their message to you. Our affiliates are doing great work every day. They need your support…We will be their link to you. Sign on to www.voice4change.org

President Outlines New Penalty for Corporate Heads (tags)

Under the president's new corporate ethics program, "DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO". The Securities and Exchange Commission has been directed to detain a corporate head that fails to designate a prosecutable scapegoat within 72 hours of any bankruptcy or stock crash. Quote of the Day-- "Accounting isn't always black and white". ---George Bush

President Bush Announces Greed Office Defense Initiative (tags)

New cabinet-level office will help fight War on Capitalist Greed

Labor solidarity backs West Coast dockers (tags)

OAKLAND – Leaders of unions representing transport workers from around the world locked arms at a Solidarity Day rally here on June 27 in support of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The ILWU is in the battle of its life, faced with a threatened lockout by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) – and the danger that President Bush will invoke the Taft-Hartley Act in the event of a strike or slowdown.

The BUSHARON Global War - by Dr. Lev Grinberg (tags)

Dr. Lev Grinberg is a political analyst, senior lecturer at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, says, President George Bush's speech intensified the plight of the peace supporters in Israel, and in the entire Middle East.

Strikers as Terrorists? (tags)

June 27, 2002 A CounterPunch Exclusive Strikers as Terrorists? Ridge Calls Longshoremen's Chief by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

Networked Web/Microradio Broadcast of Major Portworkers Rally (tags)

The Portworkers Rally at the Port of Oakland at 11:00 am on June 27, 2002 will be broadcast over a web/microradio network along the West Coast. A live microradio broadcast from the Port of Oakland will be received by the SF IMC and web cast to other IMC's, where the streams will be picked up and broadcast via the Internet and microradio, such as on www.killradio.org.

Bush the Marty by Sam Bahour and Dr. Michael Dahan (tags)

Sam Bahour is a Palestinian-American businessman living in the besieged Palestinian City of Al-Bireh in the West Bank and can be reached at sbahour@palnet.com.

Labor Rally Thursday (tags)

Rally Thursday noon in Wilmington, CA to show support for the ILWU longshore workers.

SMOKING GUN JUST RELEASED, BUSH KNEW ! HELP GET THIS OUT (tags)

THIS IS IT, THE FINAL PROOF, DELIVERED IN PERSON. THERE IS NO DENYING THIS EVIDENCE. PLEASE HELP GET THIS OUT. CONTACT FRIENDS, EMAIL, PHONE, POST TO WEB SITES, MEDIA SOURCES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. HELP MAKE THIS TOO LARGETO BE CONTAINED.

UNCLE SAM’S HAT TRICK; DOES BUSH MAKE CLINTON’S TRICK? (tags)

Does President Bush pull President Clinton's trick legally?

Castro puts little Bush in his place (tags)

HOLGUIN, Cuba (AP) -- In a blistering speech before hundreds of thousands of people in a drenching rain Saturday, President Fidel Castro said the democracy President Bush wants to see in Cuba would be a corrupt and unfair system that ignores the poor.

US Peacewalkers Arrive in Baghdad Amidst Bombings (tags)

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Bush in Paris (4) (tags)

This Parisian carries a sign in English that refers to Bush's foreknowledge of 9-11. Many Americans living in Paris joined the anti-Bush march... some even forming a contingent that marched behind a banner reading "Americans Against Bush." Photo by JJ Méric.

Bush in Paris (3) (tags)

One French demonstrator carries a mock U.S. Flag made up of the countries invaded or bombed by Washington over the years. Photo by JJ Méric.

Bush in Paris (2) (tags)

It seems that everywhere Bush goes these days, he's confronted by people who mockingly use an image of a pretzel as a protest statement. A giant pretzel banner was carried in the streets of Paris, with the slogan "Watch out Bush!" Giant pretzels were also carried in the streets of Berlin, and many demonstrators could be seen with magic marker drawings of pretzels on their bodies or cloths. Photo by JJ Méric.

The Shortwave Report 5/24/02 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of international news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast-13.7MB & quick/streaming-3.4MB. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, and Cuba

New United States of Israel (tags)

(Washington D.C., May 5) - President Bush astonished even his closest advisors today by issuing a Presidential Decree announcing that the State of Israel has become the 51st state of the union. Additionally, President Bush declared that he was renaming the union itself to the "New United States of Israel."

OIL EMERGENCY IN COLOMBIA (tags)

Workers shut down the country's main oil refinery in Barrancabermeja after right-wing gunmen kill yet another trade union leader.

Salvadorans Dispatch Leader To Los Angeles (tags)

PRESIDENT BUSH PUSHES FREE TRADE IN EL SALVADOR; WORKER DEFENSE MOVEMENT OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY DISPATCHES LEADER TO LOS ANGELES TO RESPOND

Web page of the President of Argentina (tags)

Text of the pagina WEB of president of the Republica Argentina Doctor Eduardo Duhalde translated in six idiomas.Que enjoys it well!

Bush It! -lyrics (tags)

Song lyrics

Tell Washington YOUR OPINION of the "War on Terror" (tags)

An alert from Vote.com recently raised the question of whether Senator Daschle was right to criticize Bush's promises to expand the "War on Terrorism." Currently the vote is 88% in favor of the so-called "War on Terror" and only 12% opposing Bush's reckless sabre-rattling. Let's see if we can turn that around!

BTL: Children's Defense Fund Pushes Congressional Bill to Repair 1996 Welfare... (tags)

Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Marian Wright Edelman about her group's proposals to lift children out of poverty, the price tag of the program, and her reaction to the President's adoption of the Defense Fund's slogan.

Denominational disaster as Bush mixes up his D-words (tags)

Oops. The Idiot tripped on his own tongue again. On www.indymedia.org, the person posting this story (ID#137159) proposes that Bush's apparent slip was, in fact, intentional -- so that his cronies could profit from the resultant currency fluctuation. Perhaps. More likely, the Moron just flubbed things up once again; and his Wall Street Dons, who knew he had merely mispoken, were probably able to take advantage in the interim before things were clarified.

No F***ing Shit! U.S. planes drop $100 dollars bills on Afghanistan! (tags)

U.S. aircraft over southern Afghanistan have scattered $100 bills tucked into envelopes bearing a picture of President George W. Bush, witnesses said on Thursday.

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

California lawmakers: Arrest Enron execs (tags)

Houston workers demand justice WASHINGTON – A committee of the California State Senate has demanded that Kenneth Lay and other Enron officials be brought to California to stand trial for contempt for refusing to testify before a California Senate Committee investigating “manipulation of the energy market.”

Time to Smash Facism Again (tags)

Anti-immigrant morons to skewer Mexicans...let's counter-protest!

The U.S. has a problem with Venezuela, that's just too bad (tags)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (Reuters) — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today criticized the leftist president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, expressing concern about his views on democracy and the war on terrorism.

Socialist Party USA Response to the State of the Union Address (tags)

On January 29, 2002 President George W. Bush gave his first "official" State of the Union Address since taking office. As an opposition party in the United States, the Socialist Party USA offers this response to the President's speech, and to the Democratic response.

Bush's choke on coke (tags)

President Bush fainted briefly

"Why, some of my best friends are Pakis." (tags)

In a little reported incident... President Bush has insulted the very people he calls "allies."

GUARDIAN: Interim Argentinian Leader Quits (tags)

Argentina today struggled to fill a political vacuum after President Adolfo Rodriguez Saa stepped down after only 10 days in office.

Projecting the Future Propheticly - 2002 to 2012 (tags)

As of today we seem to be finishing up the war in Afghanistan and there is all types of speculation that President bush is next planning on invading Iraq. I noticed recently that President Mubarak of Egypt is now supporting Iraq. If I am reading the scriptures correctly concerning this there will be some surprises shortly.

Translation of Argentina Rebellion (tags)

* Translation of the situation and events in Argentina. * The unequal redistribution of money in favour of the banks. * People protests in different provinces including the capital city in where the police is taking an active and authoritary action.

How to enact a liberal agenda in the public and private sector. (tags)

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Starbucks charged rescuers for water (tags)

"It was a misunderstanding with Starbucks," said Mr Rapisarda

Barbara Lee: Why I Opposed the Resolution to Authorize Force... (tags)

It was a blank check to the president to attack anyone involved in the Sept. 11 events -- anywhere, in any country, without regard to our nation's long- term foreign policy, economic and national security interests, and without time limit. In granting these overly broad powers, the Congress failed its responsibility to understand the dimensions of its declaration. I could not support such a grant of war-making authority to the president; I believe it would put more innocent lives at risk.

Texas Professor Attacked By University President For Writing Unpopular Truths (tags)

After University of Texas journalism professor Robert Jensen wrote about five decades of US violence against Third World civilians in the Houston Chronicle, the University president Larry Faulkner wrote in to say "Jensen is not only misguided, but has become a fountain of undiluted foolishness on issues of public policy." Other letter-writers chimed in.

Salon: Bush Ignored Bipartisan Report Warning of Danger Last January (tags)

Former Sens. Gary Hart (D-CO), and Warren Rudman, (R-NH), co-chaired the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century, chartered by the Defense Department, which issued a report in January that got serious attention from Congress before the Bush Administration shot it down, promising to start from scratch with its own own commission-on Oct. 1.

Ly nching Threat Cleveland Ohio (tags)

Cleveland man threatened with lynching on June 29. Complaint falls on deaf ears at the local chapter of NAACP!!! Is the year 2001 or 1901????

Biugliosi At Midnight Special Talks on "The Betrayal of America," FAIR Meeting (tags)

VINCENT BUGLIOSI, former Manson Family prosecutor and author of "Helter Skelter," will discuss his new work "The Betrayal of America," (how 5 members of the Supreme Court criminally selected our present President) at Midnight Special Bookstore on Tue., Aug. 7 at 7:30.

Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events (tags)

[Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events] International Encounter in Soldarity Thu, 14 Jun 2001 15:18:44 -0600

President Bush @ Camp Pendleton!! Alert!! (tags)

President Bush will be touring Camp Pendleton in San Diego on 29 May.

LOCKDOWN IN CLAREMONT TO SAVE BFS!!!!!!!! (tags)

STUDENTS LOCKED DOWN TO CONCRETE BARRELS AT THE CLAREMONT UNIVERSITY CENTER (CUC), THE ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING FOR ALL OF THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES, IN DEFENSE OF BERNARD FIELD STATION.

Any suggestions for Ambassador to France? (tags)

President Linda Jones believes Arianna Huffington (author of HOW TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT and co-creator of the SHADOW CONVENTIONS) will do fine as Secretary of Education for now. Children need to learn how to overthrow their "educators".

Watch the Shrub Wither (tags)

Georgie W. is about to learn the practical application of Larry Niven's dictum "there is no turning away from knowledge". Keep your eyes on the effects.

Gore's Vietnamese Love Child Cries out for his daddy (tags)

US vice president Gore's Vietnamese love child seeks reunion with famous father

Gore's integrity the butt of late-night jokes (tags)

Late night talk show host Jay Leno has launched an offensive on the integrity of Vice President Gore. With the Veep the butt of so many jokes, it appears the cultural tide has turned against the Democrats.

The Lieberman Record: Worse than Gore's (tags)

Joe Lieberman? You've got to be kidding me! This is identity politics at its worst. So Lieberman is the first Jew to be nominated for Vice President. That's not chopped liver, but it's not everything, either. And what about the separation of church and state?

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