fix articles 545, political
Adam Smith as Philanthropist (tags)
The market can only fulfill its technical function when its rules and mechanisms are politically fixed and governmentally monitored...Adam Smith's theory has nothing to do with neoliberals and market radicals who preach the sleek state, low taxes for businesses and low wages.
Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters (tags)
Center for the Study of Political Graphics' exhibit: "To Protect & Serve? Five Decades of Posters Protesting Police Violence." runs through Feb. 28
Video: "Frasnklin D. Roosevelt," 1 hr 17 min (tags)
Historian Robert Dallek examined the political acumen of President Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout his four presidential terms.
Treating Peace Process Delusional Disorder in Israel and Worldwide (tags)
It looks at the problem of peace process addiction and how to cure it.
Philippines: We condemn extension of Martial Law in Mindanao (tags)
The extension of martial law in Mindanao to the end of 2018 by Congress comes as no surprise to Laban ng Masa (Fight of the Masses). Over the last year and a half, the Senate and the House of Representatives have been completely transformed into pliant tools of President Rodrigo Duterte, with the vast majority of the members of these two chambers surrendering their remaining shred of self-respect to become accomplices to Malacanang’s authoritarian agenda.
Philippines - Why there is nothing Revolutionary about the call for a "Revolutionary Govt" (tags)
Statement of Dr. Walden Bello, National Chairman of Laban ng Masa (Fight of the Masses), Nov 30, 2017
The Welfare State in Crisis (tags)
Since 2008, crisis was the defining political theme. "No one should be fooled about the majority will of the population regarding taming wiled finance capitalism. The system could only be bailed out from collapse with taxpayer guarantees." (Habermas 2010).
Philippines: Stop the killings, stop silencing dissent (tags)
This is the statement of a seven-member delegation of the Progressive Alliance (PA) and the Party of European Socialists (PES) that have visited Manila this week to assess the situation and to demonstrate solidarity in support for democracy in the Philippines. The delegation was hosted by Akbayan Party, a member of Progressive Alliance.
Trump is More than "Silly Tricks" (tags)
Trump will run the US as a big business is run. Trump did not come out of nowhere. Trumpism is an expression of a reactionary revolt of those angry because they were politically stripped of power. Trump turns reality upside down.
Memories of Cambodian Genocide in 70's compare with Rohyinga Displacement into Bangladesh (tags)
The Rohyinga people a minority in SW Burma are being forced into Bangladesh by violence. Observers of southern asia might recall what happened to Cambodia when the world had concentrated on the Vietnam war
The Fairy-tale of the End of the Financial Crisis (tags)
Between 2008 and 2010, the EU Commission approved state aid of 4.3 trillion euros. The potential crisis of the global economy has grown and not declined. A system crash was prevented by the actions of central banks and states.
The War in Karen State Eastern Burma is being Covered Up Except in WWEstern Thailand (tags)
Karen state is in eastern Burma, once a possesion of Japan and it achieved complete emancipation in 1948 the same year that Isrsel declared nationhood on the UK administered land alongside Muslim and Christian Palestinians farther west.
Donald Trump is an Extreme Narcissist (tags)
Hans-Jurgen Wirth, b. 1951, is a psychoanalyst with his own practice, a professor of psychoanalytic social psychology in Frankfurt and a publisher. His most important book is "Narcissism and Power" (2002).
Open Statement from Sociology Graduates of the Faculty of Human Sciences at the National U (tags)
Open statement (translated to english, original in Spanish) of Sociology Graduates of the Faculty of Human Sciences at the National University of Colombia, in response to the targeting against those who belong to this university as scapegoats for terrorist acts by state authorities and the media
The Great Trump Show (tags)
The bizarre billionaire becomes epic disaster when regulation is demonized, social necessities like food stamps and Medicaid are cut in the hundreds of billions and taxes for corporations are cut in half. The failure of the media was manifest when no one asked about Trump's tax plans.
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.
Become a Solidarity Person (tags)
The majority of the world's population doesn't want to know anything about globalized neoliberal capitalism anymore. Many millions are dying in the consequences. The political institutions are extorted by financial elites and their media aids. The interests of big owners of capital dominate.
Venezuela Presents Human Rights Development Program (tags)
In a televised speech held at Caracas‘ Oil Well Security Headquarters in front of operators, researchers, managers, emergency personnel, foreign embassy staff and officials concerned, Venezuelan President Maduro on Friday presented a 2x23mn barrel development aid program projected to improve the human rights situation under the Trump administration in Unitedstates. The package is directed at specific recipients in the political backyard of alternative-left impeachment succession candidate Sanders; thereby aiming to break the chains of commercial domination over the political process in the multiplier breeding state.
Gramsci on US President Trump: "Delicate and Dangerous" (tags)
The rulers integrate the ruled in their "hegemony." Our essential task is conquering power for the working class. I believe life means taking sides. Indifference is apathy, parasitism, cowardice and iws the opposite of life.
Syndrome Calimero, syndrome bisounours (tags)
De la terreur fragmentée...
America under Donald Trump (tags)
The "elite-mass split," the tear between the establishment and the masses, damages American democracy. As a damaged democracy, there is very low trust in the competence of the government. The official unemployment figure of 4.9% is regarded as a distortion of reality.
The Long History of Human Incapacitation by Politics and the Press (tags)
With the term "no alternatives," come-of-age citizens who don't join the mainstream press are incapacitated, stamped as troublemakers and not taken seriously. Democracy is not sought any more in a divided country, divided between those above and those below.
Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority (tags)
The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only succeed in a social movement and cannot only be a matter of a government or of the parties.
Trumpism and the Working Class (tags)
Trumpism understood via Dimitrof
President Trump - We are Witnesses of a Turn of an Era (tags)
Trump manageed to stage himself as a candidate who waged a crusade against the political establishment. Does politics only give more to the top 1% and lose sight of the remaining 99%. Insulting voters is not competence.
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'
The Generations Manifesto (tags)
Neoliberalism turns the world upside down so egoism, avarice, enrichment and ruthlessness become virtues and solidarity, sharing, and the social state become pre-modern threats to the right to absolute free property.
A David & Goliath Story in Iraq (tags)
An Interview with Filmmaker David Ritter
Trump and the Hospice of Hope (tags)
That the political culture in the US could wash up a television star and notorious racist to the top of the country was not entirely bizarre. Voter turnout in the US was always low. Politico.com lists the names of all 538 electors who vote on Dec 19. If 37 change their minds, Trump could be blocked.
Global Warming / Climate Change - What's it all About? (tags)
So, is there, or isn't there, man-made Global Warming? What a Hegelian Mind-fck!
Donald Trump as the Antithesis of Liberal Politics (tags)
Was this a victory of a show over substance? Was this a triumph of anti-intellectualism rampant for years? Trump capitalized on the economic plight of a very concrete section of the population. Today the US is a source of fear for the rest of the world
Democrats step up campaign against FBI director (tags)
The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party continue to attack FBI Director James Comey for his letter to Congress October 28 announcing new “investigative steps” against the Democratic presidential candidate over her use of a private email server while Secretary of State.
Manipulation of Public Opinion (tags)
Timocracy-rule of the propertied-threatens to replace democracy. The large majority is blocked from political participation and from forming their social future-unlike what was intended in the model of the majority principle in democracy.
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.
KPFK :must VOTE by 9/30 to local board. (tags)
Below is a REPOST from a dedicated volunteer of KPFK who wants everyone to Vote, while providing his preferences for those not already decided. ACT NOW. Call the radio station for ballot if one was not rec'd but you qualify : 1-818-985-2711 x1 Deadline for returning the ballots is Sept 30! dont delay. If not enough voters act, the 'losers' who did not qualify in prior elections will now take their un-won positions instead ! No Fair ! A quorum must be met to have LSB members change and improve and have new voices run KPFK and 4 will also be nominated to be on Pacifica's board from all on LSB.
Power Elites: On the Great Illusion of Pluralist Liberalism (tags)
With his 1956 book "The Power Elite," C. Wright Mills put the democratic character of the US to the test. Despite formal democratic structures, a power elite formed that suspends democratic processes. Real power starts from a political directorate. In truth, only small circles have power
Growth Criticism and Reduced Working Hours (tags)
Today's growth critics speak of the necessity of a post-growth society, a "renunciation society" or at least of a "green" capitalist model... A political transformation process is necessary. The economist John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a time when his grandchildren would only have 15hr wk.
We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy (tags)
Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Rule over public opinion grows out of the dominance of capital. The alternative is authoritarian capitalism or solidarity democracy. Resistance is the command of the hour.
Video: The Politicians and the Egalitarians, 50 min (tags)
Sean Wilentz is a professor of history at Princeton and author of "Bob Dylan and America" and "The Politicians and the Egalitarians."
Growing Inequality Harms the Political Economy (tags)
Neoliberalism and finance market capitalism encourage creating money out of thin air, exploding inequality, precarious work and environmental destruction. Wages are not only a cost factor but an important demand factor leading to either investments or social blight.
Iron Fist in Turkey (tags)
It’s enough to read just a few lines of the bourgeois press to get an idea of what will happen after the failed coup of 15 July: “The iron fist of Erdogan after the failed coup in Turkey: I am ready to reinstate the death penalty. 8000 police officers were suspended, opponents were stripped naked and hog-tied. The European Union: If executions resume, Turkey will not enter Europe“(1).
Philippines: The Contradictions of the Duterte Regime (tags)
Based on a talk delivered at All Leaders Meeting of BMP-Sanlakas-PLM at Claret Parish Church on July 13, 2016.
VOID NETWORK On the tragic and the farcical of the British referendum An analysis about B (tags)
Analysis about BREXIT from a Greek Anarchist point of view
Bernie Sanders Wins at the End (tags)
Sanders has a quality that gives him an advantage in the US election campaign that is based largely on sympathies: authenticity...The logical consequence of "Not Me.Us" is that the individual fights for improvement of social conditions, not for himself and his personal success.
The Totalitarianism of the Market (tags)
Neoliberalism demands reeducation for its implementation like command socialism. The neoliberal view of the person is exemplified by the figure of the Homo Oeconomicus and is the antipole of the socialist person. All persons are entrepreneurs of themseves.
Democracy Dissolves (tags)
Worldview parties mutate to popular or catchall parties and gradually lost their clear profile and their voters. Citizens have long known something is rotten in the state. Politics first despised the trust of the population and then lost that trust.
The Philippines’ New Strongman (tags)
Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian neoliberalism isn’t the answer to poverty and political abuse in the Philippines.
Is this the world's most radical mayor? Ada Colau of Barcelano (tags)
Adfa Colau spent the first years of the new millennium embroiled in activism, protesting and campaigning against wars, poor housing and gentrification. While working for the PAH, she developed her distinctive style of speech, which rests on a sincere, if carefully crafted, populism.
Communications Workers of America District 9 Action at AT&T Shareholders (tags)
Observe Randall Stephenson and the AT&T Board of Directors and Shareholders; their connections to BIG MONEY. Learn about their efforts to silence the voices of labor and progressive shareholders seeking transparency in their political donations and lobbying.
From the Constitutional State to the Security State (tags)
The state of emergency is that arrangement by which totalitarian powers were established in Europe...These three characteristics of the security state-maintaining a generalized state of anxiety, depolitization of citizens and renunciation on any legal certainty-should make us think.
Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte’s One-Man Revolution and the CPP (tags)
Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian vision is no way forward for the Philippines.
Austerity Against Democracy, 40 pp (tags)
How much state does the social market economy need? What lessons should be drawn from the 2008 financial meltdown? What happens to trust when financiers are above the law?
Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Walden Bello (tags)
Without a doubt, Sanders has captured the imagination of people, especially the millennials, around the world.
Liberated Political Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speaks Out (tags)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
IRVINE - In an unassuming classroom somewhere on the UCI campus, about 80 people, most of them students, gathered to hear the words of the recently-released Black Liberation Army prisoner Sekou Odinga, imprisoned for 33 years for his role in the 1979 emancipation of BLA soldier Assata Shakur.
Odinga is on tour speaking to students and community members, not only to tell his story, but also to encourage others to work to free US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war. This Wednesday's lecture was just one of a series that included colleges in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Barbara, as well a presentation to the community at the South Central Library on Saturday.
The presentation on Wednesday was preceded by a video about political prisoners from the Black Liberation Struggle, and then some words from a professor.
Then Odinga took the mic.
The momentum story: How the Bernie Sanders crowd can still win (tags)
The media and the political class have called it — Bernie Sanders has lost the Democratic Presidential nomination. They are flat wrong, and not for the first time.
Why are the Lambs Silent? (tags)
Techniques-fragmentation and propaganda- make serious violations of moral norms by the ruling elites morally and cognitively invisible to the population. With many examples, professor Mausfeld gives insight in the management of our democracy and how people are kept in apathy.
U.S. national Pac Revenue Stream 1992 (tags)
According to The State of the U.S.A. Atlas: 79.3% of money given to National Political parties was from private businesses:5.1% was from labor 2.5% was from single issue and 13.1% sprang from other sources.
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.
Who is the Radical? Bernie Sanders (tags)
Bernie Sanders is the candidate of young voters and sparks a movement in the social media. Sanders is the man of the people and Clinton is the woman of big money. Clinton compares Putin with Hitler. Sanders urges a diplomatic solution of problems. Who is the radical?
Bernie Sanders' Socialist America (tags)
Bernie believes there has been a corporate takeover of American democracy, and this is where he returns to the idea of political revolution. In nearly every speech he makes this clarion call, ...neither he nor any other politician can make the necessary changes alone.
Economic Inequality Divides Economics and Society (tags)
An unequal distribution of income paralyzes the whole economy... Redistribution from top to bottom in a national economy ultimately depends on which social groups can enforce their interests more strongly.
Social Inequality Today (tags)
The neoliberal rollback has created growing instabilities. An advancing process of de-democratization and social re-feudalization is connected with the rise of the new "super-rich." Piketty warned of the growing inequality between rich and poor.
Why Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is A Parable That Supports US Empire (tags)
Why Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is A Parable That Supports US Empire 10 comparisons and 11 reasons to consider A review/commentary
Quandary & Crisis Facing USA (tags)
My opinion follows on serious economic and political challenges on the horizon.
Reviews: Submission as Freedom. Life in Neoliberalism (tags)
The challenge of neoliberalism took an offensive form in the global North with the victories of Reagan and Thatcher. No coup and no dictatorship were needed to gain mass support for carrying out the political ideological hegemony Stagnation, unemployment and futurelessness
Israeli State Terror Rages (tags)
Obama Rejects Fighting Terrorism (tags)
America's Corrupted Political Process (tags)
Philippines: Alarming incidents of political violence related to 2016 polls (tags)
Akbayan Party-List condemns in the strongest terms possible the recent spate of political violence In what seems to be a prelude to the coming May 2016 elections, involving elected officials and others running for public office.
Energy (R)evolution by Greenpeace, 364 pp (tags)
This is the year when the fight against climate change could take a dramatic turn. The conference in Paris in December presents political and business leaders with the opportunity to take the critical decisions needed if we are to keep average temperature rises to no more than 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius.
War on Jeremy Corbyn Rages (tags)
End Climate Crimes (tags)
“Every city in our country has some serious similarities to New Orleans. Every city has some abandoned neighborhoods. Every city in our country has abandoned some public education, public housing, public healthcare, and criminal justice." (Bill Quigley quoted by Naomi Klein)
Putin: The Best Hope for World Peace (tags)
Straight Talk on Israeli Viciousness (tags)
State Indebtedness: The Beloved Enemy (tags)
"The slow one now will later be fast as the present now will later be fast." The state unlike the Swabian housewife can become indebted to invest in a more social and more human future. All personal and corporate profit depends on state investment in roads, schools, food safety etc.
US Presidential Candidates Denigrate Muslims and Hugo Chavez (tags)
Trump and Sanders
Jeremy Corbyn Anti-American? (tags)
fbi/cia dirty business (tags)
See my reports that are being studied globally by victims of fbi/cia dirty tricks.
Living and Working Differently and Self-Optimization (tags)
How did neoliberal policy gain a mass influence? To neoliberalism, we must soon oppose a great alternative narrative of freedom, democracy and solidarity before the social dislocations neutralize the positive resources amid a collapsing world climate.
Crisis, Debt and the Development Perspective, 123 pp (tags)
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Israel Flagrantly Violates Core International Law (tags)
Obama's War on Venezuela (tags)
Greek PM Calls Snap Elections (tags)
New York Times Mocks Palestinian Hunger Striker Near Death (tags)
Palestinian Political Prisoners Protest Israeli Oppression (tags)
By the Bullet or the Burning Ballot (tags)
The week of June 7, 2015, Mexico´s midterm elections, saw an unprecedented surge in anti-government rebellion stemming from an electoral boycott and disruption called for by a diverse coalition of militant resistance groups. The legitimacy of government itself lay at stake in intense actions that signified state destitution. Among the manifestations, the indigenous autonomous pueblo of Álvaro Obregón called on anarchists to converge and help defend the community against the political party and police apparatus seeking to retake the territory. This piece outlines the regional events that unfolded, the general context of plummeting government legitimacy, and a firsthand account of anarchist-indigenous collaboration in defense of autonomous territory.
Washington Threatens Ecuadorian Democracy (tags)
Help Me Ronda! “Billionaires For Bernie”: Why Sanders Needs an Independent SuperPAC (tags)
JFK Said: "Things Do Not Happen. Things Are Made to Happen." In 2015-2016, LIBERAL Billionaires Such as Ronda Stryker, Nick Hanauer, and Ted Turner (To Name a Few) Can Help Elect Bernie Sanders President by Giving His Supporters Fundraising and Spending Near-Parity With Hillary Clinton's $1 Billion.
Bernie Sanders - Halfway There? (tags)
Consider this: Apple and GE, two of America's most profitable corporations, are paying Zero federal taxes. Their aggregate taxes paid to governments worldwide is 0% and 3%. Apple -- always the most innovative -- declares itself headquartered somewhere in cyber space...
Kiev Calls 567 Artists Threats to National Security (tags)
Political Debates: Theater, not Substance (tags)
Close Confidant's Emails to Hillary Bash Britain's Cameron (tags)
Russia Challenges America's Orwellian National Endowment for Democracy (tags)
Pope Francis Will Not Fall For Lies Jerry Brown (tags)
California residents are being taken for a bunch of fools by Governor Jerry Brown & wife's political cabal. CAP & Trade's hundreds of billion$ being given to political cronies was the real plan from the very formation of this state legislation.
Israel Frees Khader Adnan (tags)
Tribute to Comrade Leoncio Pitao (Commander Parago) (tags)
I join the Filipino people, the people’s revolutionary government, the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People’s Army, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the revolutionary mass organizations and other revolutionary forces in mourning the death of Comrade Leoncio Pitao (Commander Parago) and in celebrating his achievements from the time he joined the NPA in 1978 until his martyrdom yesterday on June 28, 2015.
Pope Francis in Ecuador (tags)
California Now Has Governor Jerry Brown Running to Italy to Lie to Pope Francis (tags)
California residents are being taken for a bunch of fools by Governor Jerry Brown & wifes political cabal. CAP & Trade's hundreds of billion$ being given to political cronies was the real plan from the very begining of this state legislation.
The Facade Of California's Governor Jerry Brown Leading Climate Change,continue$.. (tags)
Environmentalists keep protesting Jerry Brown to end California fracking while he keeps laughing all the way to his bank.
A Formal Response to California’s Death With Dignity Act Legislation (tags)
Recently a major and moral decision was made to quell California legislature as to whether people suffering with terminal illness should have the right to die with dignity. Democrats did not have enough votes although the legislation might come back later in the year? To the extent that there was much of a debate in the news it has been one-sided with a chorus of status quo preventivists. Religion has once again slammed up common sense and compassion
Sunday's Referendum in Greece (tags)
EU Bashes "Russian Propaganda" (tags)
A Summary of Recent Reports on fbi Corruption of Law and Society (tags)
See my compilation of evidence on the corruption of law and society by the fbi.
Irresponsible New York Times Russia Bashing (tags)
The Lie of the Weak State (tags)
The good condition of German labor markets is in reality in a catastrophic state...Unemployment is an "act of violence" against every unemployed person and represents an enormous waste for society as a whole.
Political Disobedience (tags)
"Crisis children" can't find a job despite study, four foreign languages and four hundred applications. They earn one-thousandth what a top manager rakes in. Youth unemployment has reached unbearable levels in Greece and Spain.
Netanyahu's Sham Settlement Bloc Boundaries Proposal (tags)
Palestinian Authority Hypocrisy (tags)
A Divided Society (tags)
Average wages in the US are lower than 30 years ago. Profits and income inequality explode, not investments. The austerity policy that has always worsened unemployment and economic growth is promoted as without alternative by German chancellor Merkel.
US Council of Muslim Organizations statement on Armenian incident (tags)
Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).
Independent Media Guide (tags)
This is a PDF book that has a lot of basic information about making your political propaganda.
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.
Israeli State Terror Targets Palestinian Lawmaker Khalida Jarrar (tags)
Saudi-Led Invasion of Yemen Begins (tags)
Biden Congratulates Poroshenko for Violating Minsk (tags)
Washington Declares Political and Economic War on Russia (tags)
TTIP: A Charter for Deregulation, an Attack on Jobs and an End to Democracy (tags)
The parallel private 3-judge arbitration courts could be used by fracking, nuclear and cigarette companies to sue for lost profits. Laws and regulations in the public interest could be decried as indirect expropriations. A "regulatory chill" will deter communities by fear of lawsuits.
Fascist Republican Senators Threaten Iran (tags)
Hawkish US Senator Charged with Corruption (tags)
Je Sus Chavez! (tags)
Human Rights Transparency needed to expose cultural cleansing of Genius and Greatness. (tags)
I consider Human Rights Transparency is needed. Some interpretations of the UDHR emphasize individual self-determination while neoliberal variants seek to culturally cleanse the latter and therefore Genius and Greatness.
Nemtsov Murdeer: Anti-Putin False Flag! (tags)
Caracas Mayor Part of US Coup Plot (tags)
Britain and Canada Involved in Foiled US Venezuelan Coup Plot (tags)
Venezuela Foils Obama's Coup Plot (tags)
Ukraine: A Platform for US War with Russia (tags)
Dr. Jill Stein for President (tags)
Imagine a presidential candidate not stuffing her pockets and legitimating the status quo of lobbyists writing laws, unending wars, tax evasion by corporations in the Cayman Islands and exploding inequality! Alternatives of community centers and reduced working hours are possible!
Sami Al-Arian: Deported, Free at Last (tags)
Digitalization Makes Us Happily Unemployed! (tags)
Political upheavals often precede technical revolutions.. The digital revolution hardly seems to have produced social or political revolutions.. Digitalization penetrates and changes the economy and life of people as the industrial Revolution once did.
Putin's Message to Washington on Ukraine (tags)
Expect Dirty Business as Usual Following Saudi King's Death (tags)
Statement on Repression of Anarchist and Socialist Activity in Long Beach, CA (tags)
This article was collaboratively written.
Waging Phony War on Terror (tags)
The Mendacious Maps of Disappearing Palestine (tags)
Anti-Israel activists often use doctored maps to show Israel’s supposed malfeasance over the past century. Such claims are made by people who, in the best case, have no knowledge of the facts, and in the worst case, have no moral compass.
Who'll Sanction the Sanctioner? (tags)
US Vetoes Palestinian Statehood Resolution (tags)
Bahrain: Profile of a Police State (tags)
Haaretz Editors Urge Removing Netanyahu with All Urgency (tags)
Lawless US Sanctions on Venezuela (tags)
Gorbachev and Lavrov on US/Russian Relations (tags)
Political Prisoners in America and Israel (tags)
Ukraine: Fascist Dictatorship Masquerading As Democracy (tags)
US House Declares Cold War on Russia (tags)
Straight Talk and Reflections (tags)
Aryan Nuremberg Laws in Israel (tags)
Inequality and Liberal Democracy: A Disturbing Association (tags)
How do we bring fundamental reforms about at a time when organized minorities and disorganized, quiescent majorities appear to be the norm in both the North and the South?
Piketty's Big Data (tags)
The empirical-historical analysis of the top incomes and their wealth are in the center with Thomas Piketty's "Capital" (2014). The share of the top 10% was never below 60% from 1917 to 2012. A wealth tax is vital to reverse the exploding inequality.
Recognizing Palestinian Self-Determination (tags)
Netanyahu Vows Zero Tolerance (tags)
Ukrainian Electoral Postmortems (tags)
Farcical Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections (tags)
Israel's Rogue Agenda (tags)
The Coming Alternatives and The Function of the Enemy (tags)
Future criticism of capitalism is not a taboo any more. Why is there so little resistance against capitalism. Capitalism is a secular religion... Thanks to ISIS, "we" can forget all the other problems. If an enemy disappears, the possibility of shifting our conflict to it also fades.
UK Parliament Supports Palestinian Statehood (tags)
A Brave New Transatlantic Partnership, 32pp (tags)
Talks between the European Union and the United States on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) took off in the summer of 2013 with many political and business leaders hailing the deal as a silver bullet against the difficult economic recovery affecting both sides of the Atlantic.
Libya in Free Fall (tags)
New Economy and New Prosperity (tags)
Economic structures that form the basis for social prosperity have become dysfunctional. The financial markets have expanded their original function and are now self-financed markets in which protection from risks has become a highly speculative business.
Chinese Spring? Hong Kong rebels (tags)
Thousands take to the streets in Hong Kong demanding equality and freedom
Running Down the Walls 2014 (tags)
On Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10 a.m., the Los Angeles Anarchist Black Cross Federation and RAC-LA will host the 5K Run/Walk/Bike around MacArthur Park. This Run is designed to raise much-needed funds for the ABCF Warchest program and for RAC. We are attempting to reach the goal of $3,500 with the run.
The State of Reform in the Philippines (tags)
Akbayan on Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address
The "Great Transformation" of the 21st Century (tags)
An end of the Great Crisis is not insight at the beginning of the 21st century... The regime of finance-market driven accumulation has not brought forth any new formation of capitalism capable of development.
Responses to more religious political influence, also sustainable development. (tags)
Responses of human rights members to post which considers religious political parties would have more influence if adopted a secular, ethical human rights base. Also, my response to sustainable development.
Political Thriller Citizen Koch Premieres in Los Angeles (tags)
Citizen Koch director Carl Deal joined a political panel moderated by Lauren Steiner following Friday night’s theatrical premiere at the Sundance Sunset Cinema.
Flashback: President Assad: US seeks war on Iraq in order to redraw the map of Middle East (tags)
“We all know the masks that were used. At first the United States proposed the issue of the return of [weapons] inspectors [to Iraq]. Later, it spoke about the implementation of the UN and Security Council resolutions. It then spoke about the weapons of mass destruction. Later they said the problem lay in the regime itself. They then began to talk about democracy and human rights. Now they give the promise of development in Iraq and our region in general after this war. […] The [real] issue was that of taking control of the world and the region. The issue was one of oil and oil was one of the instruments used to control the world. The issue was one of re-drawing the map in the manner that suited them and, of course, suited Israel […]. The issue is one of destroying the infrastructure of Iraq” [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, speech at the Arab League summit, Sharm el-Sheikh, 1 March 2003. This speech was delivered three weeks before the invasion of Iraq.]
Struggle for National Democracy (tags)
This book by Jose Maria Sison is a historical record of the legal struggle for national liberation and democracy against U.S. imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the 60s and early 70s. It was the principal legal study material in discussion groups and schools of national democracy which educated the youth cadres and militants from 1967 through the First Quarter Storm of 1970 to the declaration of martial law in 1972.
Mainstream Economics: Monocultures at the University (tags)
The "Plural Economics Network" challenges breaking through the monoculture and intellectual one-sidedness in economics...Instead of viewing our varied social problems from different perspectives, all the answers are derived from very similar models.
Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup (tags)
Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda
Obama in Europe (tags)
Hunger Striking for Liberation and Justice (tags)
Political Myths and Elite Misanthropy (tags)
In his new book "Political Myths and Elite Misanthropy," professor Herbert Schui explains the myth of the achiever, the myth of state indebtedness, the myth of the market and competition and the myth of market conforming democracy.
Political Prisoner Nabeel Rajab Freed (tags)
Video: The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor (tags)
The technical approach often ignores political realities and normative rights of the poor. Principles are engines of social rights. First, agreement on principles and then operationalization of the principles. Freedom or autocracy is the bigger discussion.
Putin in St. Petersburg (tags)
Putin and Lavrov
Asia-Pacific Left activists say 'No to another coup in Thailand!' (tags)
May 23, 2014 - We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the latest coup d’état staged by Thai military under the leadership of Prayuth Chan-ocha.
UCLA slammed for double standards (tags)
Chancellor Gene Block has released a statement to the UCLA community regarding the ethics statement, and the intimidation of pro-Israel and Jewish students on campus
Ukraine's Fascist Roots (tags)
Lawsuit to Protect Our Political Power (tags)
A lawsuit to ensure that state laws, especially the ones brought about by initiatives, will be defended in good faith, Goodnis v. Office of the Attorney General (Harris), has been filed in the Supreme Court of California. The court is asked to compel the state officials whose duty is to defend state laws, to do so in good faith, or officially select one or more alternate defendants to represent the state in defending the state's marriage laws.
Stoking Confrontation with Russia (tags)
Kiev-Style Democracy (tags)
On National Democracy (tags)
The concept of National Democracy aims to overthrow feudalism and achieve independence from colonialism.
Liberating the Economy from Prejudices (tags)
Economics is not an immutable unchangeable fate but a human system where changing rules changes outcomes. James Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz are two well-known economists who question the myths of conventional economics, the self-healing, efficient and deregulated market
Supreme Court Rules for Big Money (tags)
Reviewing James Petras' The Politics of Empire (Part II) (tags)
The Philippines-Bangsamoro Agreement (tags)
The Bangsamoro Agreement: A Step towards Re-imagining and Rebuilding the Philippine Nation
Debunking Western Propaganda (tags)
Tymoshenko Caught in the Act (tags)
The need for United Front in the Filipino People’s Democratic Revolution (tags)
The Filipino people’s democratic revolution constantly needs the revolutionary united front because this is the effective way to arouse, organize and mobilize the broad masses of the Filipino people in their millions in order to advance and win total victory. The need for the united front is more urgent than ever as the socio-economic and political crisis is rapidly worsening and inflicting intolerable suffering on the Filipino people and they must intensify their struggle against those who exploit and oppress them.
Crimean Reunification Day (tags)
Ongoing Operation Gladio Redux in Pakistan Written by Zahir Ebrahim (tags)
The sorry fact that the entire establishment of Pakistan, in toto, is self-servingly pitching that imperial narrative while continuing to permit her sovereign territories to be droned by the sole superpower, with occasional outbursts of bravado by her own military in equally futile military operations which mostly kill and displace her own innocent civilians, which in turn naturally seed from amongst the angry and traumatized survivors a continual supply of new recruits into the same terrorist cesspool of suicide bombers, bespeaks of the validity of the common man's rather empirical opinion that childish fools and brigands and blackguards are ruling Pakistan.
Interview with Jose Maria Sison (tags)
Interview with Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines by New Culture Magazine, Communist Reconstruction Union of Brazil
Racism in the Netherlands/Party for Freedom/PVV, Wilders and the poison of racism (tags)
The extreme right wing and Islamophobic Party for Freedom [PVV] of G. Wilders is a great danger, not only because of its discriminatory, racist, repressive and hate speech agenda, but also because of its embracing of causes like anti EU and battle against Dutch austerity measures, thus reaching people, who are not perse racist, and the cooperation with European right wing parties as the racist and antisemitic Front National.
The Left Must Be Ecological (tags)
Nature is our partner and the basis of future survival, not an external, free good or sink. Building a pipeline means abandoning a decent infrastructure. Are people really happy or have they become a little fatalistic?
US Political Prisoner Near Death (tags)
The Pussies did not Riot, they wanted publicity instead (tags)
We can't go on like this by Sergi Halimi (tags)
"The game is not over. The neoliberal dream has lost its status as an absolute and an ideal, without which its social projects will wither and perish. All it is capable of producing now are privileges, and cold, dead beings. A change will occur. Each of us can help it happen..."
On the death of Filipino Comedian-Activist Arvin “Tado” Jimenez (tags)
We mourn the untimely loss of an artist, comrade, and friend who had been one of standard-bearers of our party during the local elections in May last year.
Pussy Riot Propaganda Is For Naïve Americans (tags)
Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression. Behind scenes of this shallow morality play …lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations.
Inside the Whale: On the Origin of the Democratic Consensus (tags)
In his 1940 short story "Inside the Whale," George Orwell satirizes the focus in Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. Miller's characters are protected by the fat of the whale and never discuss the challenges and tasks of their historical time. In his poem Is this an apt characterization of our time?
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).
Deadlocked Syrian Peace Talks (tags)
Constitutional Despotism in Egypt (tags)
NDFP hosts celebration of Prof. Sison’s 55 years of service to the Filipino People (tags)
The international office of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is set to celebrate Prof. Jose Maria Sison’s 55 years of service to the Filipino people’s struggle for national and social liberation, and his 75th birthday, with a cultural event on Sunday, 09 February 2014, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Eulogizing a Mass Murderer (tags)
Great World can be achieved by Great States ensuring an ethical human rights 'bottom-line' (tags)
Describes what I see as the UN’s gross neglect of duty re UN Charter (in my opinion, a ‘global crime against humanity’) to uphold UDHR. Also I consider greater political and national unity is planned to execute a ‘near absolute’ control in States.
Lynne Stewart Arrives Home (tags)
Released Palestinian Prisoners Aren't Free (tags)
Palestinian Political Prisoners (tags)
Hail to the Thief (tags)
Obama Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death (tags)
Tea Party: Extremism of the Middle (tags)
The Tea Party wants to return to an idyllic past that never really happened. The Tea Party wants to stop the accelerating descent of the white middle class by driving ideological ideas to the extreme. The right-wing hardliners believe capitalism could be reanimated if the state were shattered.
Press Release: 2013 LA Anarchist Bookfair (tags)
The 5th Annual 2013 LA Anarchist Bookfair takes place this weekend, from December 6-8, featuring Ward Churchill, Scott Crow, IWW, Money Mark and much much more...
Citizens United GaveTwitter Unlimited Free $peech & They Censor www Political Speech ? (tags)
Tragic ,the political matrix of pay to play Twitter continues with the facade suspension of our environmental accounts for political reasons, not honest ones !
Maoist Popularity Wanes in Nepal Election (tags)
Results for Nepal's national elections show its Maoist party has plummeted in popularity, coming in a distant third and suggesting the former rebels' influence has diminished in the South Asian nation.
Double Injustice (tags)
America and Israel: Police States Writ Large (tags)
Wisecracking Gov. Chris Christie; A Narcissist Politician Heading from NJ to DC (tags)
Recent endorsements of Gov. Chris Christie by corporate Democrat party boss Joe DiVincenzo shows that he is a member of the elite status quo of corrupt politicians trying to make himself look good with a "stronger than the storm" jingle while looking towards the U.S. Presidency as any media obsessed narcissist would. Maybe this time the lesser evil status of his opponent Barbara Bouno is more obvious as the corrupt party boss Dems like DiVincenzo endorse Christie!
When Prevention Becomes Paranoia (tags)
According to Bernd Greiner, more Americans die annually from deadly bee stings than from terrorism. The 68-antiwar movement should have taught us to redefine security, health, strength and happiness and not fall into the traps of militarism or financialization. Jobs create true security.
Greenpeace International Supporters Tell Russia's Putin "We Are Our Own Sovereign Nation " (tags)
Japan & Russia might be having problems over who gets which islands,but they both conspired to teach Greenpeace Activists a whale of a lesson..
Palestinian Prisoner Releases (tags)
Israeli Persecution of Human Rights Lawyer Anas Barghouti (tags)
A Fix for Food Security and Obesity: Food Stamps for Everyone (tags)
Sugar and soda taxes don't go far enough - we need a genuine intervention into the food system that will not only improve diets, but also protect food stamp benefits for the long term.
New Israeli Discriminatory Laws Tabled (tags)
Appalling Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain (tags)
Alberto Pathistan Political prisioner (tags)
Press release, comunicado de prensa Leonel Rivero is Alberto Pathistan lawyer and Francisco Jimenez ex polit prisoner Speaking tour from Mexico (D.F. and Chiapas), October 16 through the 20th info 323 854-2060, 951-316-3612
Washington Brinksmanship Masks Class War (tags)
People Power Alone Can Save Us! (tags)
Congressional Candidacy Responds to Earth in Crisis (tags)
Veteran Earth First! organizer, pioneering anti-GMO direct action activist, and medical marijuana protester Congressional candidate Andy Caffrey opens 2014 campaign office and Earth First! event center in Humboldt County.
Whither Occupy Wall Street? (tags)
The Parasite Class Jealously Guards Its Host (tags)
The plantation master doesn't like competition.
At the AFL-CIO Convention, Leaders Ask: What Direction for Labor? (tags)
The acknowledgment of Labor’s existential crisis and the recognition that something must be done to resolve it is the key issue at the AFL-CIO’s four-day quadrennial convention in Los Angeles. The urgency of the situation has compelled Labor’s top officials to experiment in a search for solutions.
The Egyptian Revolution’s Next Barrier (tags)
When the Egyptian army first began its offensive against the Muslim Brotherhood, many speculated that such an assault would likely be extended to the same revolutionaries who demanded — in massive demonstrations — that President Morsi be evicted from office.
SYRIA ATTACK EXCUSE TO FINAGLE WAR WITH IRAN (tags)
Remember all the months of U.S. frustration with Iran not laying down and rolling over—that is after all the one-sided demands by the United States that feels it never has to treat any country like an equal—save its constant kissing of AIPAC, NEOCON, and Israel’s asses nonstop? Well all the horseshit about precise, punitive strikes is a stratagem to settle the Middle East situation once and for all. “To swallow and follow, weather old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.” William E. Gladstone
John Kerry Is A Ghoul In The Night of Living Dead (tags)
John Kerry now walks onto the graves of many, many to-soon-be-dead humans beings. He adamantly plays his well-crafted, seemingly rational justifications for more war; but his whole stage-craft of lies about knowing who is behind the chemical attacks, is a fraud of deceit as Biblical proportions. He is already a living corpse, a puppet for another Zionist-minted atrocity, similar to our Manchurian Candidate Barack Obama, both who lead this repeat of professional propaganda campaign, expecting the American public to swallow another pack of lies for another military and political fiasco (as if the U.S. can never learn from previous mistakes). Both have sold their souls to the devil of political push and shove.
Senator v. President Obama on War and Peace (tags)
Why Mass Marches Still Matter: 2013’s March on Washington (tags)
In terms of the numbers it attracted, the August 24, 2013 March on Washington was an inspiring success. The question remains, however, how politically effective was it?
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.
Paul Krugman on "Truthiness" and the Deficits (tags)
"We all know how democracy is supposed to work. Politicians are supposed to campaign on the issues, and an informed public is supposed to cast its votes based on those issues, with some allowance for the politicians’ perceived character and competence."
Police State Terror in Egypt (tags)
A Big Victory For Oregon’s Biggest Union (tags)
After years of painful backsliding, the state workers of Oregon’s largest union, SEIU 503, recently stood firm and scored a big win in their contract negotiations against the state’s anti-union Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber.
Mubarakism 2.0 (tags)
Al Jazeera America Set to Debut (tags)
Egypt’s Revolution After the Smoke Clears (tags)
In times of crisis people strive for easy answers to complex situations. In Egypt this has resulted in absurdly digestible sound bites, where one side is labeled “good”(the Muslim Brotherhood), the other “bad” (the army), and the revolution as a whole is condemned as an atrocity. But the situation in Egypt is especially contradictory, and untying the social-political knots of the revolution requires avoiding pre-packaged catchphrases.
Kentucky U.S.Senator Mitch McConnell Fought in USA Courts For Elite Super PAC Corruption$ (tags)
This You Tube video of Colbert and Trevor Potter shows the smoking gun political corruption that has resulted by America's 5 U.S. Supreme Court Conservative Justices decision favoring Elites unlimited Inter+National "Corp Free Speech" $$ in the legal case of Citizens United !!
Sweet sound of global philanthropy (tags)
Bernard Hours is an anthropologist and honorary director of research at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD). His latest book is Développement, Gouvernance, Globalisation: du XXème au XXIème Siècle”, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2012
WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS TORTURED IN PHILIPPINES (tags)
Women political prisoners in the Philippines experience torture under the neocolonial regime receiving US tax dollars in aid. We need to protest this barbarity and call on Congress to cut off aid to the Aquino regime and its brutal military and police agencies.
A Path Forward for Egypt (tags)
The battle for the future of Egypt is underway, and it’s chaos. There has been violence on both sides of the divide, with the military inflicting the heaviest doses on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. The violence combined with any lack of long-term solution could bode poorly for Egypt’s future, but the situation is in extreme flux, and by no means anywhere settled. There is still abundant hope for most Egyptians to achieve a better world, though time is of the essence.
The Dislocation of Homo Oeconomicus (tags)
"Students rate the teachers and demand a very specific kind of knowledge from them: it should be measurable, packaged and practical and cannot contain any uncertainties. Experimenting or thinking is not desired. There is a relation between service-provider and customer..."
Why No Revolution Exists in Syria (tags)
The era of Arab Spring euphoria is long ended, having devolved into doubt, confusion or wholesale rejection. Libya and Syria put an abrupt end to the Arab Spring celebrations, with the current situation in Egypt adding to the frustration.
On Philippine President Aquino's Midterm Year (tags)
Deeper reforms needed to curb inequality
Daniel McGowan: Victimized by US Injustice (tags)
Normal Catastrophes and The Industrialization of Thinking (tags)
Instead of offering enlightenment about social reality, the media function as an amusement enterprise and immobilizing machine. Information mutates into infotainment... Advanced civilization is marginalized in many social areas into a sanctuary of the elites.
EU Shamelessly Declares Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization (tags)
Russia Bashing Redux (tags)
The Aesthetic of Neoliberalism (tags)
The aesthetic of neoliberalism bids farewell to the bad in its environment. Originality and color disappear. Crap tends to make itself into an inquisition and banishes everything that cannot be adjusted in the trash of the system.
Lobbyism: The Erosion of Democracy (tags)
The developments of the last decades point in a dangerous direction. Democracy threatens to become an empty husk with formal demands for democratic decisions while the contents are defined by tiny elite circles (catchword “post-democracy”). A living democracy is vital.
What’s Next for the Egyptian Revolution (tags)
Egyptians are making history at a frantic pace. After the largest protests in Egypt’s history initiated the downfall of the first Muslim Brotherhood government, a military-led massacre of Muslim Brotherhood faithful quickly altered the political dynamic. Everything is in flux.
Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)
While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.
Exposing jewish voice for Peace (tags)
Important new report from NGO Monitor, on Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) , which views itself as the “Jewish wing” of the Palestinian solidarity movement. From NGO Monitor: Though JVP regards the organized Jewish community as its “enemy” and “opponent,” it nonetheless demands a seat at the communal table. The strategy, as stated by JVP’s executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson, is to create “a wedge” within the American Jewish community to generate the impression of polarization over Israel. The tactic is to dilute support for Israel in the Jewish community, toward the goal of reducing or eliminating the United States government’s economic, military, and political support for Israel.
How Egypt Killed Political Islam (tags)
The rebirth of the Egyptian revolution ushered in the death of the first Muslim Brotherhood government. But some near-sighted analysts limit the events of Egypt to a military coup. Yes, the military is desperately trying to stay relevant — given the enormous initiative of the Egyptian masses — but the generals realize their own limitations in this context better than anybody else. This wasn’t a mere re-shuffling at the top of society, but a flood from the bottom.
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.
U.S. Government Playing Yahweh With Gulag Gitmo: (tags)
Many Americans, of Christian ancestry, were taught their (supposedly their) Judeo-Christian “God” (Anglo-Saxon term for Yahweh) knows all because he sees all. Yet if we put these powers into political terms and context—then these capacities are not much different from the current National Security Administration’s “Operation Prism” that has vast potential to know all about Americans and apparently the entire world of personal communications, as recently revealed by Glen Greenwald’s stories in British daily The Guardian. Thus we learn our Leviathan State can know everything and anything about anyone. By analyzing religion through a lens of political philosophy we can see the psychology of Judeo-Christian Yahweh’s exclusivity to power, as in “he” (anthropomorphized) holds all the cards, is thus the exemplar religious model for a political state of Monarchy (and privileges to a more or less self-select court elite).
Author explores controversial culture of Sur 13 gangs in new book (tags)
Urban Politics: The Political Culture of Sur 13 Gangs describes the political culture of Mexican American street gangs in the Los Angeles County. It dives into the various aspects of gang culture that are parallel to political organizations such as: the social contract, political parties, budgeting principles, and the progressive movement. The author, Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre, is of Mexican American descent, has a blog about art, politics, history, and culture and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. His previous book focused on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), illegal immigration, and journalism.
"Politics prepared the ground for financial war" (tags)
The current economic crisis is a product of political mistakes, economic incompetence and criminal energy. Capitalism altogether has been a declaration of war. Politics bungled deregulation. The wisdom of the market never existed.
VIDEO: Austerity - The History of a Dangerous Idea (tags)
Mark Blyth is Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at Brown University and a Faculty Fellow at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies
PHILIPPINES: Millions of Votes for the Democratic Left (tags)
While the Commission on Elections has yet to announce the official results of the 2013 partylist elections, we would like to thank the Filipino voters and everyone who have made Akbayan Partylist's sixth straight electoral victory possible.
State Funerals, Amnesia and Anarchism (tags)
°Response to the statement of FAU on the death of Chavez. Editor Collective EL LIBERTARIO (Venezuela). Originally published -in Spanish- in TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, Madrid, May 2013, # 298, p. 3-6. Internet -> http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.com/2013/05/funerales-de-estado-amnesia-y-anarquismo.html. *** In memory of our beloved comrade Rafael Sposito (a.k.a.) "Daniel Barrett"
IRS Scandal: More Than Meets the Eye (tags)
Russia Catches CIA Spy Red-Handed (tags)
Proposition C (tags)
It's almost hidden on the ballot, but it's worth considering. It's a flawed proposition, and probably "toothless", but worth voting for.
The SF LGBT Pride Committee Has Nothing to Be Proud of Over Bradley Manning (tags)
Glenn Greenwald’s article in The Guardian titled “Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced” (4/27/13) has internationally publicized the cowardly decision of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee to rescind its election of political prisoner U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal of the annual Gay Pride Parade. Manning is the gay service member charged with giving WikiLeaks thousands of classified documents exposing U.S. atrocities in Iraq, along with other materials.
USA/Philippines: Feminism’s March from Nation to Home (tags)
Johanna Brenner interviews Filipina feminist activist and writer Ninotchka Rosca about organizing in a transnational world.
Free Lynne Stewart Now (tags)
Asset Distribution and the Financial Crisis (tags)
A perverse system arose out of the interaction of deregulation of the financial system and polarization of asset distribution. A reform of the financial system can only be part of the repair of the system. When wages grow again with productivity, an economic balance will be possible
America's War on Islam 2.0 (tags)
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?
National Democratic Front of the Philippines denies NPA uses child soldiers (tags)
In a letter sent to ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau head Danny Buenafe, he reiterated that the claims in the news article ‘PH rebels use child soldiers,' a report based on an international conference in Helsinki, Finland last March 9, led by the newly appointed Secretary General of Child Soldiers International, Richard Clarke, are unsubstantiated.
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.
Destabilizing Venezuela: Longstanding US Policy (tags)
Tariq Aziz: Victim of US Imperialism (tags)
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.
800 Political Cartoons (tags)
The old gives way to the new as the snow gives way to the spring (Rilke)
Lawless NYPD Spying on Muslims (tags)
Liberal Agenda for More Gun Control Tied to a Totalitarian Agenda (tags)
The political agenda regarding foreign policy, stenographed by the lamestream media, is to continue to spend American resources on what is still far too much for Israel’s objectives (such as war with Syria and Iran), and at more great costs to our tax revenues. Certain industries and banker investors found such misadventures, as illegal wars, in the Middle East to be cash cows, equally parasitically bleeding America on the whole; as these goings-on continue to motivate more dismantlement of American Constitutional liberties here at home (in order to get away with their forms of betrayal (treason) to our founding fathers’ American Creed (which is not protecting the Holy Land) and to true interests of the American peoples. We now continue to live within a tyranny of corrupt betrayal. So to ban the personal right to own rapid-fire weapons here in the United States could happen within this significant context of an ever-evolving totalitarian reality that continues to wrap its dangerous tentacles around our quickly dying freedoms.
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.
Back to Full Employment (tags)
Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is co-author of A Measure of Fairness.
Chavez: Visionary Leader Extraordinaire (tags)
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.
Strategies Of Containment (tags)
Many of us on the left have been kettled at demonstrations: surrounded by a wall of police, herded into a small area, and prevented from reaching our goal. But we are also kettled by the thought police, and that's even more insidious. This strategy of containment is used politically to confine potentially revolutionary energy into an area where it can't reach its goal. Instead of by cops, we are corralled by institutions that purport to be progressive or even socialist. This pseudo-left diverts our energies away from organizing a militant working class and towards supporting the Democratic Party. Their base is not in the working class but among slightly-left-of-liberal professionals who prefer progressive policies because they will benefit from them. They are well educated and have access to financial and political power. They communicate professionally and persuasively. Like the wall of cops, their message is clear: You must stay here.
Straight Talk on Israel (tags)
Guilt by Accusation (tags)
The Liberal-Regressive Modern Age (tags)
The financial crisis of the states-dramatically intensified by the costs of bailing out the banks-shifts the costs to the broad population without touching the wealth of the economic elites. Political governing is increasingly uncoupled from the approval and influence of citizens.
Spectacle of Irrationality (tags)
The bailout umbrella may establish a modern kind of feudal rule. The abdication of politics is one of the worst consequences of the financial crisis. Many politicians believe the market-radical nonsense that tax cuts finance themselves.
Escalating Tyranny in America (tags)
Newspeak Rules: How Neoliberalism Explains the World (tags)
Originally positive terms were devalued in the last decades (social state became "welfare dictatorship") Social dislocations are charged to the impacted themselves. The scandal of poverty mutates to the scandal of the poor themselves.
LINCOLN movie in Brazil (tags)
In Brazil, when we watch movies like Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN we laughed a lot of the social, political and military bestiality in USA.
Is The “Democracy Initiative” What We Need? (tags)
Last December, at the National Education Association headquarters in Washington, D.C., leaders from a variety of progressive organizations such as Greenpeace, the NAACP and the Communication Workers of America met with the intention of beginning a national campaign to, in the words of Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll, “remake American politics.”
Israelis Vote (tags)
URGENT MESSAGE OF APPEAL FOR LYNNE STEWART, THE PEOPLE'S ATTORNEY (tags)
Update on Lynne Stewart
Police State Israel (tags)
Idiot Game (tags)
Capitalism or private property is not the cause but the product, the result, the necessary consequence of alienated labor. No person needs 400 times his neighbor. They play even if it ruins them. It is high time for the left to pull the motivation plug.
Western Media War on Syria (tags)
Mega-developer H. Whittemore Remains Under Indictment for FEC Violations (tags)
In new documents, government lawyers challenged embattled developer Harvey Whittemore’s claims that the federal charges against him for allegedly making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., should be thrown out.
Philippine Leftists launch election campaign to take on traditional politicians (tags)
At a one-day assembly of more than 500 delegates on November 28, the militant socialist Party of the Laboring Masses (PLM - Partido Lakas ng Masa) introduced its candidates for national elections scheduled for May 13 next year.
Rare Israeli Justice (tags)
Similarities between U.S. "fiscal cliff" and poverty that led to French Revolution (tags)
The so called fiscal cliff games between establishment Republicans and Democrats is in reality a bipartisan operation against the people of the U.S. for the benefit of the corporatist class in the status quo. Many similarities between the financial elites and those with political clout marginalizing the poor both in modern U.S. and in France prior to the French Revolution;
Letter to All Americans About Gun Control from a Dissident Independent (tags)
Guns are an effective form of human violence, which is why they are so often employed in both war and crime. They are dangerous and deadly. Reasons for their existence are not always, or even often, noble. They kill. This is to say we human animals kill—and nowhere more so than for political reasons—such as a nation venturing abroad for purported reasons to exact war against terrorists, etc. (while not ironically understanding that war is terrorism). And yet there is something “more” dangerous than weapons and that is politics itself (that history reminds us over and over again). Guns do “not” exist in a vacuum—they are artifacts built for and by a corrupt species of creature. No government ever—no matter how much naïve trust by blind patriotism exist—should be trusted to the point citizens just hand over their right to defend themselves from those in power. ALL forms of government are corruptible, and so are ALL forms of institution. This government (and especially both major political parties and their lobby cronies), if not thoroughly corrupt, is still too corrupt—including its capacity to violate human rights. Banning of guns (or other Constitutional rights) here in the United States must be understood within these recent radical changes that have happened especially since 9/11. It could be the equivalent of giving Mafia thugs your last weapons.
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.
Philippine political dynasties must end (tags)
MANILA, Philippines – Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño on Tuesday urged voters to use the upcoming 2013 elections to end political dynasties by voting for new faces and new names.
Philippine Statements on the International Human Rights Day (tags)
1) Akbayan on the Observance of the International Human Rights Day 2) Workers hold Jericho March at San Miguel in celebration of human rights day 3) Pahayag sa Pandaigdigang Araw ng Karapatang Pantao 4) Another World is Possible! Reject the Policies of Neoliberalism! Protect the Working Class!
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.
Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal visits Gaza for first time (tags)
"Journalist" Harry Fear and friends in Gaza
Message of Solidarity to Gabriela Women's Party on its 11th Congress (tags)
We, the International League of Peoples´ Struggle (ILPS), express our warmest greetings of solidarity to GABRIELA as you hold your 11th National Congress and celebrate your 28th year of activism and service to the Filipino women and the Filipino people in the struggle for national freedom and democracy.
Philippine Congress called to to pass "vital five" legislative bills (tags)
Akbayan Party-list urged Congress to pass important reform measures it dubbed as the “Vital Five” or the “VV” legislative bills. According to the party-list group, the “VV bills” composed of pending pieces of legislation in Congress namely the Reproductive Health bill, Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill, Anti-political dynasty Bill, the Sin Tax Bill, and the amendments to the Cybercrime Prevention Law, were necessary reform bills.
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln: An Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times (tags)
I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to the institution of slavery where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861
On the Way to the Digital Society (tags)
The net must be understood for what it is: a marvelous creative space that forces us to question traditional norms and values, organizational forms and superficially accepted conditions to find new ways into the future.
Christian Zionists Encourage Military-Industrial Complex Never Ending War (tags)
The Zionists in Israel and the U.S. (Christian Zionists) are encouraging the proliferation of the military-industrial complex with their escalation of religious warfare against the occupied Palestinians. The AIPAC lobby and military weapons contractors give campaign contributions to both Democrats and Republicans, making both status quo political parties of the U.S. puppets of greedy individuals bent on never ending warfare with soldiers and civilians paying the ultimate price with their lives.
The Cup (R)money passes us (tags)
Remember the neoliberalism of Reaganomics was an ideology that is carried out from America in Germany-with all its consequences from deregulation of the banking sector and the labor market and the change from the market economy to market society up to rule of the financial sector.
Obama/Netanyahu Post-Election Reset (tags)
Philippines - Ranking Red exec named party-list third nominee (tags)
The Anakpawis party-list announced on Monday that it was adding the name of Randall Echanis, a political consultant of the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF), as its third nominee, a move which observers say could hasten the integration of the extreme left into the political mainstream.
October Surprise! Romney benefits $15 million from Obama auto bailout (tags)
We Americans have come to expect extraordinary events to occur before an important election day. When a National election is in play, however, the attempts to sway voter opinions assume more demonstrative proportions, whether from without or within, becoming what has euphemistically been called an “October Surprise."
The Demonization of Dissent in the United States (tags)
On Oct. 3rd, 2012 Wired.Com’s (or Wired Magazine’s) Danger Room came out with Spencer Ackerman’s story of a leaked although unclassified U.S. Army “chart” that lists indicators and behaviors for identifying people who are supposedly becoming radicalized to terrorist potential. But what is so startling about this Army’s presumptively rational analysis (more like propagandic analysis) is its broad categorization of symptoms for identifying those thought alienated enough to become potential terrorist material.
On Philippine Cybercrime Act of 2012 (tags)
Technological developments, nay, social progress must lead to increased democratization and not to more curtailment of freedoms. The advent of the Internet and related technologies has opened a wide and free access to democratic space wherein ordinary citizens, including the oppressed workers and, in general, the laboring and propertyless masses, could participate in studying and gathering information and discussing social and political issues.
The Generational Contract is not the Problem (tags)
The battle is between poor and rich, not young against old. In Germany, the political reforms of the past twelve years r4elieved the wealthy and employers. The top tax rate and corporation taxes were lowered. Then the low-wage sector was developed.
Inciting Unrest in Venezuela (tags)
US to Delist & Arm American-Killing Terror Cult (tags)
Continuity of Agenda: Neo-Cons and Obama administration sponsor global terror against Iran.
Agitate for Change (tags)
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.
Financing the Government: Romney Must Get the Message (tags)
The role of the state and the necessity of common action is a main theme in the political debate. Regulation ensures the same rules for everyone in competition. Conservative politicians in the US underrate the importance of publically provided education, technology and infrastructure.
State Terror: Official Israeli Policy (tags)
Philippine Left fielding Casiño in Senate race (tags)
MANILA, Philippines—Activists are again embarking on an uphill battle to break into the elite group that makes up the Senate, with or without a formal alliance with the well-entrenched, resource-rich parties that dominate the political landscape.
Running Down the Walls 2012 Carrera para Bajar los Muros 2012 (tags)
Throughout the US and Canada, chapters of the Anarchist Black Cross Federation held simultaneous runs to raise funds for the needs of political prisoners and prisoners of war, as well as to continue to chip away at the system that massively incarcerates impoverished people and colonized people worldwide. Runs were also held at four prisons. In Los Angeles, the event drew about thirty runners to MacArthur Park. There they joined members of Revolutionary Autonomous Communities who were present for the weekly food program, danzantes from Danza Cuauhtémoc, in attendance to bless the run, and supporters from the radical community throughout Southern California. The over $1000 raised was split between ABC to replenish the warchest and RAC to support its ongoing mutual aid and organizing efforts.
A lo largo de los Estados Unidos y Canadá, comités de la Federación Cruz Negra Anarquista (ABC, por sus siglas en inglés) realizaron carreras simultáneas para recaudar fondos para las necesidades de presxs políticxs, al igual que para seguir derrotando el sistema que encarcela a una escala masiva a gente empobrecida y gente colonizada por todo el mundo. También se efectuaron carreras en cuatro penales. En Los Ángeles, alrededor de treinta partícipes asistieron al evento en el Parque MacArthur. A sus filas se sumaron integrantes de Comunidades Autónomas Revolucionarias (RAC, por sus siglas en inglés), quienes se presentan cada domingo para su programa semanal de repartición de alimentos, danzantes de Danza Cuauhtémoc, quienes llegaron para bendecir el evento, y adherentes de comunidades radicales de todas partes del sur de California. La suma de la recaudación, que superó mil dólares, se dividirá entre ABC para suplir su tesoro y RAC para solvemtar sus esfuerzos organizativos y de asistencia mutua.
Romney/Ryanism in Tampa (tags)
Queer Democrats Make Defeating Prop. 32 a Priority (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality voted August 23 to make defeating Proposition 32 a priority race in the November 6 election. Proposition 32 is an effort to destroy the ability of organized labor to raise money for political campaigns, and it's being sold deceptively as a campaign finance reform measure even though its principal sponsors are multi-million dollar donors to Republican candidates and super-PAC's. On the eve of Women's Equality Day, the club also heard from professors Dr. Sue Gonda and Carla Kirkwood on the history of women's struggles for equality and their links to the Queer rights movement.
Attorney Lynne Stewart Punished by Prison System (tags)
Political prisoner attorney Lynne Stewart, framed on false charges by Republican Bush who terrorized a jury to a false conviction, which charges were not dropped by Democrat Obama which continues to defend the frame-up, is since 8/3/12 for 45 days unable to receive visits, phone calls or commissary. Her appeal of her vicious, unconstitutional 10 year sentence needs your help.
Bahrain Imprisons Human Rights Leader (tags)
Will 2012 be the Final Election of Lesser Evilism? (tags)
Just when the Obama campaign couldn’t appear any less inspiring, Paul Ryan was put forth as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Suddenly team Obama was supplied with enough political munitions to scare every last American over the possible Ryan destruction of Medicare, Medicaid, cuts to Social Security and the various other evils inherent in his proposed national budget. Consequently, many Liberals and Leftists across the spectrum are now focused on preaching the horrors of a Republican presidential victory and thus the necessity of re-electing Obama.
Crimes Against Humanity (tags)
World Bank Opposes Palestinian Sovereignty (tags)
Remembering Gore Vidal (tags)
Climate Change and the Next U.S. Revolution (tags)
The U.S. heat wave is slowly shaking the foundations of American politics. It may take years for the deep rumble to evolve into an above ground, institution-shattering earthquake, but U.S. society has changed for good.
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.
Research as the Commons: Elinor Ostrom (tags)
Elinor Ostrom was well-known in 2009 when she was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for economics. In her analysis of governance of the commons, she put in question the past economic model that common goods can only be managed successfully by the market or the state.
The Disclose Act vote today: Legislation to prevent anonymous campaign donations (tags)
The Senate has failed to advance legislation that would require independent groups to disclose the names of contributors who give more than $10,000 for use in political campaigns.
Big surprise: Corporate media fucks up chalk walk story (tags)
I don't usually do these opinion-type pieces, but I'm trying something a little different here. Bear with me.
UK Democracy in Terminal Decline (tags)
Maligned for Doing the Right Thing (tags)
Yitzhak Shamir's Criminal Legacy (tags)
Palestinian Authority Police Brutalize Peaceful Protesters (tags)
Social Justice Protests in Israel (tags)
The War of Economists (tags)
"A seeming consensus among economists can virtually force the shaping of political opinions.. For 30 years, neoliberalism marginalized all other schools, above all Keynesianism - and all of us hit a brick wall.."
Defend Santee High School Teacher Ron Gochez! (tags)
Ron Gochez is being targeted for termination due most likely to his political activity.
The Taft-Hartley Act: ‘Neutrality’ as a weapon (tags)
All the new rules put into place by the act were directed against employees, despite the neutral-sounding language.
The Time is Now to Support Carlos Montes, Beloved Chicano Activist (tags)
A very important trial is coming up this Tuesday in LA. There will be a large crowd of supporters outside the criminal court building at 8 am demanding justice for Carlos Montes. What justice would mean in this case is that the District Attorney Steve Cooley drops the charges against Carlos Montes, a beloved Chicano activist, before the trial even starts. If the trial does proceed, the jurors will hear many tall tales told to them by the prosecution. What they will see, however, with their own clear eyes is that Carlos Montes' house was raided nearly one year ago at 5am because of FBI political repression due to his years of activism.
Occupy Wall Street's Act II (tags)
NSM Demonstration, April 17, 2010 (tags)
Some old photos I found of the NSM demonstration on April 17 (I think) 2010. Uploaded for historical and archival purposes.
A Praise for Marx (tags)
Solidarity, social justice and sharing open doors while deregulation and trickle-down mythologty lead to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Karl Marx asked why capitalism cannot solve poverty, unemployment and exploitation.
Khader Adnan: Freed for How Long? (tags)
Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant: Naked Facts about Women and Equality (tags)
Politics is where the power is, so if women desire that power, why does testosterone consume the room when it is time to affect change?
German pirates set sail for change (tags)
Direct democracy storms parliaments
The great austerity war (tags)
The great austerity war: what caused the US deficit crisis and who should pay to fix it? The right-wing coalition has been so successful over recent decades that the long-run challenges facing the country today are daunting.
Worrisome Security Council Presidential Statement on Syria (tags)
Resisting Israeli Oppression Courageously (tags)
BTL:Obama Plan to Reform Corporate Tax Code Fails to Shift Larger Tax Burden onto Big Busi (tags)
Interview with Chris Rude, political economist and activist, conducted by Scott Harris
Escalating Syrian Tensions (tags)
Egypt amidst bloody military repression, Islamist reaction and workers’ struggles (tags)
After the killings at the soccer match on February 1 at Port Said (74 deaths, mainly among supporters of the Al-Ahly club of Cairo), the “ultras”, supporters of the teams from the capital whom, throughout the events of last year had fought many times the forces of repression, have accused the SCAF of premeditated killing
On Protest and the "Occupy"-Movement (tags)
National economies are now subject to the pressures of this supra-national financial "market" and to the institutions helpful to this market like the IMF and the European Central Bank. "Bailout umbrellas" at the expense of the common taxpayer are opened up.
Occupy Redlands Protests Citizens United Decision (tags)
Friday, January 20, 2012
RIVERSIDE (CA) - On the two-year anniversary of the US Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case, Occupy Redlands staged a protest outside the federal bankruptcy court near downtown Riverside, just a few blocks from the former encampment of Occupy Riverside. Citizens removed limits on corporate campaign contributions to individual candidates, branding the money as "free speech." The ruling, and the sense that it helped to cement that the corporations are in control of the political system, was a strong motivating factor for many middle class people who formerly felt franchised to join the occupy movement. Once supporters from Occupy Riverside arrived, about 30 people were present on the corner outside the court.
San Diegans Rally Against Citizens United Decision (tags)
Though the original location had to be changed when agents of the Department of Homeland Security blocked off the original one, San Diegans nonetheless held a rally January 20 against the Citizens United decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, which opened the floodgates for even more corporate influence over American politics and elections.
Freedom: An Endangered Species in America (tags)
Marwan Barghouti: Prisoner of Conscience (tags)
Saudi Arabian State Terror (tags)
Medical Self Defense & the Black Panther Party --An interview w/ Alondra Nelson (tags)
Alondra Nelson, the author of 'Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination' writes that “the Party’s focus on health care was both practical and ideological.” On a practical level, the BPP provided free community health care services. Simultaneously, the BPP railed against the medical-industrial complex, declaring that health care was “a right and not a privilege.”
Epilogue to a Life: Dorothee Soelle (tags)
Dorothee Soelle combined political activism and mysticism, unconventional thinking and passion for life. This epilogue written by her partner, the theologian and former Benedictine monk Fulbert Steffensky, reveals the feistyness and childlikeness of the liberation theologian.
Occupy Riverside Festival of Rights (tags)
November 25, 2011
RIVERSIDE (California) - While Occupy Riverside celebrated "Buy Nothing Day," the remainder of the 99% who have yet to abandon the consumerist habits that are destroying the planet shopped at Black Friday's holiday sales. The last several years of this display of vacuous capitalism has been fêted by the city's ruling class with the "Festival of Lights," a ritualized lighting of an electrified Christmas Tree. This year, Occupy Riverside was on hand to intervene with its own "Festival of Rights."
The Great Refusal and The 99 Percent (tags)
The Great Unraveling provokes the Great Refusal (Paul Krugman). The mainstream media pursue their own political goals and only publish what pleases the advertisers. We need information, not indoctrination. Occupy could change the whole culture with a new media emerging.
Rage for Change in Egypt (tags)
Beyond Possessive Individualism (tags)
Shrinking the financial sector and abandoning neoliberal myths are vital to prevent the next crisis. The authors, German Young Socialists in their 30s, decry the myths that incomes are just, self-interest leads to public interest and economics and politics are separate.
America's Media War on OWS (tags)
Book Review: "The Great Crash or the Century Crisis" by Elmar Altvater (tags)
Capitalism is at an end and the whole world is drawn into the mess. Preventing this is an ethical imperative and a political duty. The multiple crisis has dragged on for years. The political class allows this to happen. Political answers to the debacle can only be found with clarity on causes.
NDFP-EASTERN VISAYAS CONDEMNS TAN WARLORD DYNASTY AND THE FASCIST AFP (tags)
The EPCC NEWS learned today that the National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today slammed the Tan political dynasty for using Western Samar’s possible recall elections to push militarization and warlordism. The EPCC NEWS quoted NDF -East Visayas leader Fr. Salas :“We condemn the maneuver from the Tan dynasty through the provincial office of the Commission on Elections in asking for the deployment of the military and police to oversee the signature verification for the recall elections.
A Warning To The Economic And Political Elites: Listen Now (tags)
.... this is the beginning of an American revolt. Before considering occupation, we tried other avenues: elections, lobbying, petitioning, email campaigns, telephone campaigns, marches, rallies -- but they were ineffective..... We know that decades of the expansion of corporate power will not be undone with one occupation. Plans are being made by some of us to move "Beyond Occupation" to the next steps of building a movement that represents all Americans.....
Anti-Defamation League National Pledge for Unity on Israel (tags)
“Paradise Plundered” Takes Aim at San Diego’s Political Culture (tags)
Once upon a time, San Diego had a reputation for being an efficiently governed city whose taxes were low -- and so was its level of services, especially to working-class and lower-income people. Today the level of services is even lower and the city is so wretchedly governed the New York Times called it "Enron by the Sea." What happened is explained in the new book "Paradise Plundered," whose co-author, Vladimir Kogan, came to the Hillcrest Town Council October 11 and talked about the city's infamous pension crisis.
Pushing the Envelope for Confrontation with Iran (tags)
Fighting for the Soul of the American Dream (tags)
OCCUPY Protesters Unfocused? My Ass! (tags)
The OCCUPY protesters are expressing an emotional response, an appropriate emotional response. Their detractors who would paint them as bongo playing, naked hippies don't have much political memory.
We Pay for Their Crisis (tags)
Making a game sound appealing whose frauds are obvious is increasingly hard for the governments. The neoliberal vision was always a society of the asocial. The categorical imperative of neoliberalism was always an open and cynical attack on the working class.
Stop the AFP's red-baiting and intimidation against progressives (tags)
Since 2001, the Philippine government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have been trying, but have so far failed, to stop us and our parties from representing the marginalized and underrepresented sectors in Congress. Now that we are running for the Senate, they are becoming more desperate in trying to prevent us from serving our people and pursuing the politics of change.
Jose Maria Sison: On the Commemoration of Sept 21. (tags)
More than a year before, he had staged the dress rehearsal for the declaration of martial law by proclaiming the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus on August 21, 1971 when without evidence he blamed the Communist Party of the Philippines and Benigno S. Aquino for the Plaza Miranda bombing immediately after it happened.
Libya: Coming Waste, Fraud, and Other Forms of Plunder on a Grand Scale (tags)
Obama's Wars on Humanity (tags)
BTL:New Confidence Required to Overcome Americans' Political Passivity (tags)
Interview with Bruce Levine, psychiatrist and author, conducted by Scott Harris
From the Debt Showdown into Recession (tags)
The scenario of an economic double-dip is very likely without additional economic measures. The budget cuts may bring about a recession. The republicans in Congress threaten to concoct an economic crisis if they are not allowed to cut spending. Our greatest problem is low spending.
Vilifying Muslims in America (tags)
Sal DiCiccio junk emails (tags)
I have asked this asshole several times to remove me from his junk mail list but he refuses and continues to send me junk mail.
Budget Cutting Perfidy (tags)
Hard Right Extremism in America and Europe (tags)
THE ECONOMIC-POLITICAL SITUATION OF THE CORDILLERAS (tags)
A YEAR after the US-Aquino2 regime took power, the miserable situation in the Ilocos-Cordillera region mirrors the dismal state of the nation. From the impoverished tobacco and palay farmers in the Ilocos provinces to the indigenous people plowing hybrid corn fields, vegetable gardens and rice terraces in the Cordillera, the empty promises of the Aquino regime are reflected in the continuing violations and betrayal of the people?s right to land, livelihood and resources. The real boss of the Aquino administration turns out to be not the Filipino people, but US Imperialism as it furiously expands its economic interests as well as large scale corporate mines and geothermal and hydroelectric power projects in Northern Luzon and rams down the nation?s throat its Oplan Bayanihan (OPB), the so-called internal peace and security plan. It is these that exacerbate and continue to heighten the national oppression that reached ethnocidal proportion being suffered by indigenous people of the Cordillera and the Filipino people in general. Indeed, Aquino?s Daang Matuwid turns out to be no different from the substandard Halsema Highway with its erosions and slides, close-open status and serving mainly foreign interests in extracting super profits from the region?s resources. Oplan Bayanihan: Furthering the National Oppression of the Indigenous People Despite it?s deceptive psy-war features, Oplan Bayanihan (OPB) is fast showing up it?s true vicious character compared to its failed predecessor, Oplan Bantay Laya 1 & 2 of the unheralded and despicable US-Arroyo regime. The 5th IDPA and the NOLCOM of the AFP have overzealously applied its age-old imperialist master?s tactics of ?divide and rule? by exploiting indigenous social, economic and political systems in its counter-insurgency operations. They target not only combatants but more so innocent civilians including minors and the elderly. Coining nice sounding contraption to hide the harshness and vileness of Oplan Bayanihan does not succeed in erasing the notoriety of the AFP as armed units of the ruling class. Changing its notorious ?Reengineered Special Operations Teams? to ?Peace and Development Operations Teams?does not do the desired trick. It succeeds though in sowing intrigues and beclouding clear provisions of peace pact pagta where armed units (AFP/PNP and/or NPA) are not covered. Operating troops continue to quarter in schools, day-care centers, barangay halls and clinics, private homes and other public and sacred places contrary to clear provisions of CARHRIHL and Protocols of the Geneva Conventions. In many cases, families are broken up as a result of soldiers? womanizing. Young female students are also vulnerable to abuses especially where detachments are near schools. In one case, the whole tribesmen of a young lass have to be mobilized to demand accountability of the soldier?s tribes mate when a married soldier impregnated a young first year college student. Also drunken soldiers always spark troubles with youngsters even at the flimsiest of reasons.
Marching with S.A.M.E. at the San Diego Pride Parade (tags)
A lot of progressive Queers and Queer-friendly allies have written off the annual Pride events as overly commercial, corporate and mainstream. But that's not what it felt like to me when I marched with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) in San Diego's Pride Parade July 16. In a mixed contingent that also included members of the Bradley Manning Support Group and the International Socialist Organization, I felt like part of a movement, participating in an island of militant political awareness that asserted the values on which Pride was founded that have largely got lost in the overall celebration. With nine S.A.M.E. members facing criminal charges for seeking marriage licenses following the federal district court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, some of the signs the contingent carried linked their members -- and Bradley Manning -- to notorious American political prisoners of the past.
Prosecutors Back Off From Their ?Iron-Clad? Case Against Strauss-Kahn (tags)
New evidence of extortion used against DSK, possible goals to ensure DSK loses election for French Presidency against U.S. puppet Sarkozy. Other enemies of DSK include the globalists who dislike his solutions to the European debt crisis that doesn't reward the big banks. Both the reactionary right and reactionary left appear convinced of DSK's guilt, despite increasing evidence to the contrary.
PHILIPPINES: The Rough and Rugged Road toward Change (tags)
Akbayan Party?s Statement on the First Year of the Aquino Government
NEXT QUESTION ON STRAUSS-KAHN: Was He Set Up? (tags)
The questions include the convenience of having someone who regularly launders drug money in amounts around $100,000, they could easily hide the payments for making false accusations among the other cash payments laundered for drug dealers. There are reasons to destroy the credibility of a powerful Socialist candidate for French President before the elections. In addition, there are the globalists who dislike the way DSK was running the IMF and World Bank, trying to play fair by preventing third world nations from incurring further debts.
Carlos Montes Arraignment and Protest in Alhambra, California (tags)
Six More Felony Charges are filed against the Los Angeles Peace Activist while demonstrations occur across the U.S. Citing FBI Harassment Policies Photo Set 2 of 2
Carlos Montes Arraignment and Protest in Alhambra, California (tags)
Six More Felony Charges are filed against the Los Angeles Peace Activist while demonstrations occur across the U.S. Citing FBI Harassment Policies Photo Set 1 of 2
BTL:Widespread Protests Challenge Spain's Political and Economic Status Quo (tags)
Interview with Michael Albert, co-founder of Z Magazine , conducted by Scott Harris
Greece must deny to pay an odious debt (tags)
In times of harsh neoliberal austerity and limited national sovereingty, the denial to pay an odious and illegitimate debt is a moral, political and social need. (by Nicolas Mottas/American Chronicle)
Former Political Prisoner Geronimo Pratt Dies (tags)
Continuing Bahraini State Terror (tags)
The Military as a Security Risk (tags)
You cannot have both democracy and concentration of wealth, Justice Brandeis warned. 20% of military spending is for defense; the rest is for empire. Endless war is not a future but the denial of a future. To Hitler, the soldier was the only model of courage.
Israel's Lawless Arrest of Ahmad (tags)
Systemic Injustice Against Sundiata Acoli (tags)
Jesus' Nonviolence (tags)
Jesus' way is a third way, not the warrior cult or indifference but nonviolent resistance. Jesus himself is the auto-basileia and auto-aletheia of God, the fulfillment of the land promise to Israel. Jesus did not stop at words but drove out the moneychangers and traders.
Prospects for a Palestinian Spring (tags)
Send Obama and the Democrats a message and change your voter registration status! (tags)
Let's remember how the abolitionists were able to make use of the poltical party system. ...when it comes to electoral politics, please stop supporting the Democrats! Rather, support one of the "third parties" -- either the Green Party, or the Peace and Freedom Party....
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
9/11 Revisted: 10th Year! Some American Voices (tags)
The irreversible power of fait accompli - Where Did the Towers Go? Does it matter? Ten years later, the world still awaits an effective political-judicial-legislative-accountability-enforcement path from demonstrating 9/11 Truth being an Operation Canned Goods to derailing Imperial Mobilization!
Brazil welcomes Obama with 13 political prisoners (tags)
The arrival of Barack Obama in Brazil was marked by the illegal (and political) arrest of 13 Brazilian citizens who were protesting against the presence of the North American president in the country.
Aristide Heading Home (tags)
The Arab Revolutions and the Democratic Imagination (tags)
The Arab democratic uprisings have brought a rush of nostalgia to many people who staged their own democratic revolutions years earlier. As they watched events unfold in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Al Jazeera and CNN, that feeling of “all that is solid melting into thin air,” as Marx would have put it, returned to many of those who went to the barricades during the original People Power Revolution in the Philippines in 1986.
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!
Filipino Workers criticize shortcomings of EDSA 1 (tags)
The Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) and the anti-contractualization coalition KONTRA slammed the shortcomings of EDSA 1 in a symbolic mass action this afternoon. Scores of workers from PM and KONTRA assembled at the Ninoy Aquino monument at the corner of Timog and Quezon Avenues at around 5:30 pm.
Institutionalized Arab Inequality in Israel (tags)
It’s Secularists That Are Poisoning Discourse, USD Professor Says (tags)
According to University of San Diego professor Steven D. Smith, the coarsening of our public discourse shouldn't be blamed on religious people arguing issues on the basis of moral values. Instead, it's secular people who consider themselves "rational" and "scientific" who have intimidated religious people from expressing their views openly and forced them to "smuggle" in their perspectives in ostensibly secular terms.
The Shortwave Report 02/25 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Spain, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.
Call for solidarity: Kulon Progo Self-organised Struggle Against Neoliberal Megaproject (tags)
This is the chronology, update and call to solidarity for kulon progo. The people in Kulon Progo are self organized 50.000 families who already under the threat of development moved by the local emperor of Jogjakarta; Sultan HB XI. The people in KP are rejecting NGO, political parties, leftist and any kind of mediation who are coming with their own interest, and only going to weakened their movement. Since now they dont have access anymore to lawyer who stand on their side, we're trying to raise the issue to be international issue.
Resources for the Unemployed (tags)
Some sad news about the Unemployed Friends forum, and some good news about more organizing online to fight for extensions. Additional links to survival resources.
LA ACTIVISTS: URGENT CALL TO ACTION for Protesters Pre-Trial Hearings! (tags)
In response to city attorney Carmen Trutanich's threat to throw the Todos Somos Arizona protesters into prison for a year, for political protest.
Egypt: Revolution in Motion (tags)
"A revolution is not a single event-it is a process. A process with ebbs and flows, advances and setbacks that can take place over weeks, months and even years..The Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky developed the theory of `permanent revolution.'" Links to Howard Zinn and Marcos
God Cop, Bad Cop, Once Again (tags)
Sadly, we are again watching the ages-old game of subverting a popular uprising to ensure that the old power elite remains rich and powerful by taking advantage of the shifting sands.
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.
Chicano Arts Pioneer Takes On Globalization and War (tags)
Pioneering Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya was present at the creation of the Chicano rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, being one of the organizers of the Mexican American Liberation Arts Front (MALAF) who helped create the images of that movement. But he’s also involved with current social and political controversies. In his show “Globalization and War: The Aftermath,” through March 4 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, he takes on Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, the U.S. government’s rationalization of torture (“softening them up for interrogation”), the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. and throughout the world, and other progressive themes in a bold, assertive and often brutal style derived from 20th century New York artist Ben Shahn and the Mexican muralists Orozco and Siquieros.
Political Prisoner Ahmad Sa'adat Update (tags)
Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? (tags)
"Understand that the “War on Terror” is a complete lie, a concoction meant to obscure the imperial attack on the worldwide insurrection of the people’s revolt the imperialist ruling class knew would be coming. Of course 911 was a false flag attack perpetrated largely by imperialism to serve as a defense against this revolt. But before that the outlines of this “defense of the system” was likely behind the crash of a jumbo jet in the ocean when an Egyptian pilot, with no record of radical ideas, supposedly crash dived a fully loaded passenger plane shouting, “God is great.” One can review and study these manipulations and begin to see the strategy and heartless efforts being waged by our rulers in a desperate attempt to maintain our world in bondage. The U.S. will claim to be defending democracy and human welfare while attempting to utterly crush both."
NDF-GRP Panels Held Preliminary Talks in Norway:Talks to Resume in February (tags)
The ALLIANCE NEWS, the news service of the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States reported today that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panels held preliminary talks last 14-18 January 2011 in Oslo, Norway and agreed to resume formal peace talks. Formal talks could not be held for six years during the regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo because of the latter’s conspiracy with the US to put the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army and the NDFP Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison on the US terrorist list and its refusal to resolve the socio-economic roots of the armed conflict.
A Meanness in This World (tags)
The January 8 shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and murder of federal judge John Roll and five other people in Tucson, Arizona has been blamed on a lone nut, and both wings of the corporate media — center-Right and far-Right — have fallen over each other to absolve the ultra-Rightists of talk radio, Fox News and the Tea Party of blame for the alleged shooter’s actions. Nonsense. Not only did Sarah Palin’s Web page specifically “target” Congressmember Giffords for defeat last April — a piece of hysterical rhetoric Giffords called Palin out on at the time — but the radical Right’s incessant propaganda on talk radio and Fox News, with its ceaseless calls not only to defeat but “eliminate” its “enemies,” created a national climate that ensured that the killer’s madness took the form it did and his delusions led him to attack two individuals that had already been the targets of radical-Right bullying and harassment.
Joshua Napier: Singer, Songwriter, Queer Activist Brings Passion to His Music (tags)
The first thing you’ll notice when you hear Joshua Napier sing is the sheer emotion and passion he projects with his music. Napier sings with an edgy intensity that makes you identify with him and his songs. What’s more, though he’s a political activist and writes topical songs, he has the knack of the best activist songwriters of combining the personal with the political and creating pieces that reflect his beliefs instead of hitting you over the head with them. Napier is equally passionate off-stage. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised by a single mother, he was out as Gay in high school. One of the reasons he came to San Diego was to find an activist community with which he could work. Active as the membership chair of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.), he recently left that group’s board to join the board of Activist San Diego (ASD) because he wanted to work with a group that isn’t just focused on Queer issues. Catch him wherever you can — at fundraisers, coffeehouse gigs or the “Redfest” event of politically aware music he’s planning for this summer.
Updates on Two Political Prisoners (tags)
The Logic of Imperial Insanity and the Road to World War III plus many mirrors (tags)
"Obama wasted no time in rapidly accelerating America’s imperial adventures. While dropping the term “War on Terror” from usage, the Pentagon adopted the term, “overseas contingency operations.” This was to be the typical strategy of the Obama administration: change the appearance, not the substance. The name was changed, but the “War on Terror” remained, and not only that, it was rapidly accelerated to a level that would not have been possible if undertaken by the previous administration."
BTL:In Wake of Tucson Shooting Rampage, Nation's Leaders Must Confront Political Hate and (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.
Britain's War on Islam (tags)
The Tucson Shooting is a Warning to All Progressives (tags)
The shooting rampage on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona was clearly an act of right-wing terrorism. The gunman shot a total of 20 people, critically wounding Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killing Federal Judge John M. Roll and five others. In his first statement to the press, Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik got it right when he placed the shootings in their political context. He denounced the "political vitriol" that animates the politics of the right and characterized Arizona as the national center of bigotry.
THE POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN THE USA JUST BEGAN (tags)
The America began to bleed.
Wikileaks Scandal Hits paraguayan president Fernando Lugo (tags)
Wikileaks scandal explodes in Paraguay: president Lugo is an U.S. and USAID agent
The Nation joins the campaign against Julian Assange (tags)
“Feminist opinion—as the Assange case and the Polanski affair before it have demonstrated—has become one of the means of legitimizing the suppression of nonconformists and political dissidents, and of changing the subject from the great social issues, above all, class oppression and social inequality, to stale and self-pitying concerns. Those supervising the attack against Assange are no doubt congratulating themselves on its clever design. Mounting it in the guise of a campaign against the sexual molestation of women… how else could such a filthy operation, with its threat of a sweeping assault on democratic rights, be mounted and even legitimized today? The powers that be know the Pollitts of this world, and the Nation. The magazine’s editor, Katrina vanden Heuvel, is, after all, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a leading ruling class think tank whose membership has included numerous CIA directors, along with dozens of US generals and admirals.”
Kosovo's Prime Minister Accused of Running Human Organ, Drug Trafficking (tags)
"As and when the transplant surgeons were confirmed to be in position and ready to operate, the captives were brought out of the 'safe house' individually, summarily executed by a KLA gunman, and their corpses transported swiftly to the operating clinic." Once organs were removed from the victims they were auctioned off to the highest bidder and sold by a global trafficking ring still "operating" today.
Feminist Year in Review (tags)
Learn how Radical Women trains and chooses its leadership and decides its political priorities and explore how you can get involved.
Nine Obama Pardons Mock Equity and Justice (tags)
gross presidential hypocrisy
NGO Monitor Targets Truth for Israel (tags)
Israel's war against truth
Haiti's Deepening Cholera Crisis (tags)
an imperial crime
Are the United States and NATO are losing the War in Afghanistan? (tags)
In this study I will examine whether NATO and the United States have failed in their War in Afghanistan against Islamic terrorism between 2001-09. To do this I will compare their objectives against measurements of effectiveness (MOE’s) as provided by both political and military sources as prescribed by the intervening forces.
U.S. Election 2012: Defending Education, Capitalism has Failed Our Kids (tags)
Stewart Alexander says students can only enforce their demands and stop the tuition hikes by demanding radical change. “For the present, students must hold President Obama accountable. Students must also defect from the Democrats, Republicans and rightwing political candidates in 2012 and support progressive political parties and candidates; such as candidates representing the Socialist Party (SPUSA) and Green Party candidates in 2012.”
The Strategic Role of the Role of the United Front (tags)
What distinguished Marx from all his contemporaries who professed revolutionary aspirations was his identification of the revolutionary agent: “The emancipation of the working classes [of every country] must be conquered by the working classes themselves….”
WEALTHY ELITE THAT CONTROL U.S. ELECTION$ HAVE MOVED U.S INTO SECRET 501C4 SLU$H FUNDING (tags)
STOLE 50 + BILLION $ in THE WALL STREET ~BANKERS ~AIG TARP BAILOUT & NOW SECRETLY FINANCED THEIR CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES OF CHOICE WITH TENS OF MILLION$ OF OUR U.S. TAXPAYERS MONIE$ !!!
With Earth and Each Other (tags)
Supporting peaceful co-existence in the Middle East
France: More strikes, opposition to social austerity (tags)
"At Université Lyon-2, students gathered to vote on future action and protest the detention of demonstrators at Corbas prison, according to an account in Lyon-Capitale. They criticized the unions and also bourgeois “left” parties such as the Socialist Party (PS) and its presumed 2012 presidential candidate, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Strauss-Kahn is currently the head of the International Monetary Fund, where he pressed for massive austerity policies and wage cuts to be imposed on Greek workers in exchange for an IMF bailout, during this spring’s Greek debt crisis. One Lyon student said: “We’re in the street because we have had enough of Sarkozy. We had had enough of [ex- President Jacques] Chirac before and we will have had enough of Strauss-Kahn.... What we do not want anymore is Sarkozy, capitalism, and globalization.”
KARL ROVE & HIS ELITE $$ CABAL HAVE CORRUPTED OUR ELECTION$ WITH SECRET SLUSH $$$ (tags)
LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS WANTS ALL OUR AMERICAN VOTERS FROM ALL VARIOUS POLITICAL PERSUASIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS SINISTER KARL ROVE CABAL HAVE ATTEMPTED TO IMPOSE ON OUR CURRENT & FUTURE U.S. ELECTION$.
PLM statement on Philippine President's 100 days in office (tags)
Failure of Leadership Marks P-Noy’s 100 Days in Office President Noynoy Aquino’s first 100 days in office accentuated the problem we will be facing under the six-year term of the new administration: an incompetent leadership that lacks political will to carry through changes in the government and in society at large.
The Israeli Knesset's Anti-Democratic Agenda (tags)
exercise in learning (tags)
exercise in learning
STOLEN BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE TARP BAILOUT $$ HAVE DESTROYED OUR AMERICAN ELECTIVE PROCE$$ .. (tags)
AMERICAN TAXPAYING VOTERS DESERVE MUCH BETTER FROM OUR 5 CONSERVATIVE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, 3 REPUBLICAN FEC MEMBERS & ALL OUR REPUBLICAN U.S.CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS THAT FAILED TO VOTE AGAINST TARP BAILOUT FUNDING CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION THAT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS OBVIOUS DESTRUCTION OF ALL OUR FUTURE AMERICAN ELECTION$$$$$....
Brown Berets and their political goals (tags)
Brown Berets and their political goals
Obama's Justice Dept's Forbidden Words & Spying on Skype, Facebook, Blackberry (tags)
The forbidden fruit always tastes the best, and here are Obama's Justice Dept's forbidden words that were the basis for the latest invasion of peace activists' homes and grand jury subpoenas: PALESTINE, SOCIALISM, CLASS STRUGGLE, IMPERIALISM, REVOLUTION, MARXISM, TROTSKYISM. Learn those words early and repeat them loudly everywhere.
THE NEW GEORGE BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE ~ ELITE'S CORRUPTED 911 AMERICAN ELECTION SCHEME .... (tags)
THIS WELL PLANNED SCHEME OF THIS BEHIND THE SCENE CABAL OF WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRES HAS UNLEASHED A FRONTAL ATTACK ON OUR WHOLE AMERICAN ELECTIVE PROCESS.
When All Else Fails – Give Them False Hope (tags)
For years and years two wealthy businessmen have worked hard to get policies instituted regarding limiting the scope of the American government. Their business was and still is what Forbes ranks the second largest company in the nation. The policies they have been working on seem to coincide with their business interests. It is a business they inherited in 1967 and worked hard to expand beyond anything their father imagined.
Aafia Siddiqui Sentenced: A Grievous Miscarriage of Justice (tags)
an innocent woman sentenced
BTL:GOP Election Tactics and Media Bias Stoke Resurgent Islamophobia (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Dark years of Marcos dictatorship ‘must not be forgotten’ – victims (tags)
PHILIPPINES. On the eve of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos' 93rd birth anniversary, Filipinos appear to be forgetting his legacy of abuse, victims of human rights violations during his long rule said on Friday.
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.
Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend (tags)
Openly Gay Democrat Stephen Whitburn is challenging 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In what's expected to be a “Republican year,” Whitburn is hoping voter disgust with ALL incumbents will boost his campaign. He's already won the endorsement of the San Diego Firefighters' Union — who backed Roberts in all his previous campaigns — largely because the all-Republican Board, out of partisan distaste for the Obama administration, turned down federal stimulus money that could have upgraded the county's ability to deal with San Diego's endemic wildfires.
UN Atomic Agency Curtails Probe of Israel’s Nuclear Capability? (tags)
"Israel declined to cooperate with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s inquiry on “political and legal” grounds, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said in a July 26 letter among the 81 pages of documents, calling the probe “unjustified.” Amano asked Israel to consider signing the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty when he visited the country last month. Countries including Canada, the U.K. and U.S. opposed the probe, saying that the inquiry risked turning the IAEA into a political battleground, according to the documents. Others, including China, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey, supported the investigation."
BUSH JR & KARL ROVE R CALLING IN MARKERS 4 POLITICAL & CRIMINAL PUBLIC RELATIONS COVER.... (tags)
DO NOT EXPECT TONY BLAIR OR GEORGE BUSH JR 2 SPEAK ILL OF EACH~OTHER STUPID ...
BTL:Media Amplifies Voices of Hate in Ground Zero Mosque Debate (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
THEIR COMING 2 TAKE AWAY YOUR ABORTION & SAME SEX MARRIAGE RIGHTS little u.s. voters .... (tags)
BET YOUR SWEET BIPPY THAT MUCH OF THIS BUSH~ROVE $750 BILLION TARP WALL STREET~ BANKERS PONZI $$ ARE ALSO IN THIS KARL ROVE ELITE BILLIONAIRE'S ELECTION FUNDING...
BRAZILIAN SUICIDAL LEFT (tags)
Political Party that confronts the prejudices of most is buried in the urns.
Israeli Academic Freedom at Rish (tags)
israeli free expression endangered
Prison Abolition In Practice --Part two of an interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)
Let’s get rid of prison rape. Let’s reinstitute rehabilitation. Let’s repeal certain draconian sentencing laws. All good and essential ideas. But very little – in some cases, nothing - will fundamentally change unless those ideas, and more, are advanced within a strategic framework of abolition.
AP: California candidates support 'Green New Deal' (tags)
Green Party candidates for statewide office come out in support of fiscally responsible policies that emphasize job creation, environmental protection, and social justice.
CALL OUT: HOW TO MAKE TROUBLE AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE- U.S. EDITION (tags)
Call out for images and stories about innovative and satirical political pranks, scams, street art and direct action from the U.S.
Ahmad Sa'adat: A Palestinian Prisoner of Conscience (tags)
one of thousands of Palestinian political prisoners
Finally Some Action in the Kegan Hearing: The Dec. of Independence and the Constitution (tags)
Tom Coburn raised the most obvious yet undiscussed issue in American government and law: does the Declaration of Independence form part of American Law?
The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order (tags)
"The global debt crisis, which is beginning in Greece, and spreading throughout the euro-zone economies of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and ultimately the entire EU, will further consume the UK, Japan and go all the way to America. This will be a truly global debt crisis. Government measures to address the issue of debt focus on the implementation of ‘fiscal austerity measures’ to reduce the debt burdens and make interest payments on their debts. ‘Fiscal austerity’ is a vague term that in actuality refers to cutting social spending and increasing taxes. The effect this has is that the public sector is devastated, as all assets are privatized, public workers are fired en masse, unemployment becomes rampant, health and education disappear, taxes rise dramatically, and currencies are devalued to make all assets cheaper for international corporations and banks to buy up, while internally causing inflation – dramatically increasing the costs of fuel and food. In short, ‘fiscal austerity’ implies ‘social destruction’ as the social foundations of nations and peoples are pulled out from under them. States then become despotic and oppress the people, who naturally revolt against ‘austerity’: the sterilization of society."
THE TALES OF TWO FAMILIES; PAKISTAN AND THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
It is interesting to study the tale of two political families in Asia. One in Pakistan. The other is the Philippines. The present president of Pakistan is the husband of martyr president Benazir Bhutto- Asif Ali Zardani while in the Philippines, the upcoming president is the son of the former president, Benigno Simeon Aquino III.
Nepal Maoists continue the struggle (tags)
Updates on the situation in Nepal
Political Comeback Marcos Family Alarming – Victims of Martial law (tags)
PHILIPPINES - On April 27, 1977, urban poor leader Trinidad Herrera-Ripuno was arrested in Katipunan, Quezon City by virtue of an arrest and search and seizure order (ASSO) of then President Ferdinand Marcos. She was made to suffer brutal torture, which was meant to break her determination and spirit.
PHILIPPINES: Sabotaging the path to the strategic stalemate (tags)
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has spent a tremendous amount of manpower, financial and materials resources in the electoral campaign, in the process forging a tactical alliance with the landlord-bureaucrat capitalist Manuel Villar, the Nacionalista Party--and indirectly with the family of the late fascist puppet dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
The facts against psywar intrigues in the Philippines (tags)
As chief political consultant of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I am well informed about the revolutionary position of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People's Army and the NDFP as well as the position of other major political forces in relation to the 2010 elections of the reactionary government.
National Victory? Local Defeats, Political Dynasties Consolidates. (tags)
BANTAY PILIPINAS correspondents and media news broke the sad news that political dynasties and hweteng lords defeated the good guys in the last elections. This while there was wide spread rejoicing over the national victory of the LP. Isabela Gov. Maria Gracia Cielo “Grace” Padaca and Pampanga Gov. Eddie “Among Ed” Panlilio—who both had to contend with politically entrenched families—were among the casualties in the country’s first automated national elections. This is the local level. Questioning her loss to Rep. Faustino Dy III in the gubernatorial race, Padaca on Friday said: “I weep for Isabela … Padaca, a crusader broadcaster was swept to power by the people's mandate.
The Queen is Dead? Long Live the King! (tags)
The Filipino people never failed to amaze me. The Filipino has spoken through their hearts. Their emotions showed when they thronged to the polling precints by the thousands. Line-up for hours just to vote and trash the minions of GMA and gave them a resounding defeat. This is the surge of the anti-GMA sentiments that was translated into votes. The tide of the anti-GMA sentiments can be likened in the 1986 boycott called by the opposition the led by Mrs. Aquino after Marcos brazenly stole the 1986 elections.
Israeli Persecution of Human Rights Activists (tags)
Systemic Injustice Against Two Longtime Political Prisoners (tags)
40 years in prison hell though innocent
THE NEW DEMOCRACY (tags)
It is necessary to destroy the democracy of the corporations.
Never Turn Back: SNCC's 50th and the Ongoing Battle for Democracy (tags)
Full and firsthand report on the SNCC 50th Anniversary Gathering in Raleigh, NC, April 15-18 .
Thirteen Reasons To Vote No on Prop 14/Top Two in June CA Primary (tags)
Prop 14 would be bad for democracy and government in California
Holocaust Museum For Persecuted Heretics? (tags)
Verily, if the origin of the word ‘holocaust’ meant ‘whole’ + ‘burning’ then surely the history of the persecution and killing of pagans and various heretical sects would qualify to this nomenclature? After all, how many supposed witches, were tortured and/or burned over the centuries? How many believers in the ‘wrong’ religions or denominations, according to those fanatics who thought themselves within ‘thee’ singularly right religion, were persecuted and murdered? We don’t know any kind of exact number but it is a frightening reality to behold nevertheless.
Darryl Gates' real legacy (tags)
A great post at LA Observed by David Cay Johnston about Darryl Gates, megalomaniac police chief who ran a global spy operation on the Left and important people.
Back to the Future in Massachusetts: A Post Script – Brown Snubs Palin (tags)
So there you have it, the first major political figure to ride to victory partly on the back of the Tea Party Movement has decided to quickly distance himself from it rather than risk having it torpedo his hopes for reelection two years from now. Scott Brown wants to continue to be seen as a mainstream moderate New England Republican, anyone surprised by that?
The Global Economic Crisis: Riots, Rebellion and Revolution (tags)
"In the same month, the highest-ranking general in the United States, “Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ranks the financial crisis as a higher priority and greater risk to security than current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” He explained, “It's a global crisis. And as that impacts security issues, or feeds greater instability, I think it will impact on our national security in ways that we quite haven't figured out yet.” Rest assured, they’ve figured it out, but they don’t want to tell you."
Disappearing the Truth in Honduras (tags)
Call for Solidarity for imprisoned anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis (tags)
In light of the appeal on April 28th 2010, we call out for actions of solidarity everywhere.
Who Are You Working For? (tags)
Beginning with the campaigns for the 2008 elections political activism has hit peaks the likes of which haven’t been this consistent for decades. From all over the spectrum people are energized for causes close to their hearts. In doing so most end up selecting people they believe in to support for candidates in elections. Some of those candidates are sincere in their causes. We know not to expect perfect people nor every promise made kept, but we should count on some of promises, especially major ones, checked off.
Preparations for a Hit against Iran: Stopping Israel’s Next War (tags)
"Subjectively, the time could not be more propitious for a concerted international drive to force a transformation in Tel Aviv. Israel’s standing in the world has been vanishing like snow under a hot spring sun, as even President Peres was forced to recognize. Israeli diplomats no longer feel free to travel abroad, fearing that international arrest warrants might be slapped on them as perpetrators of war crimes committed during the Gaza war. As reported in the March 15 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Israeli government has launched a desperate public relations campaign, through a website for “Public Diplomacy and the Diaspora,” aimed at preparing Israelis to project a positive image of their country while travelling abroad. If citizens have to study government-issued brochures handed out at the airport, to learn how to defend the reputation of Israel, then the moral crisis the country has entered is quicksand."
California Co-op rejects BDS (tags)
Another set back for BDS activists
CPP-NPA Permit to Campaign Fees: Fundraising or Opportunism? (tags)
The Philippine Left and the 2010 Elections The issue of the New Peoples Army collecting ‘permit to campaign fees’ (euphemistically named ‘revolutionary taxes’ by the Communist Party of the Philippines) from capitalist traditional politicians (trapo or rug) wanting to campaign in NPA strongholds has once again resurfaced in the lead-up to the May 2010 elections. The fees buy these trapo politicians a ‘permit to campaign’ in NPA areas. According to a February 5 Dateline news report, documents obtained from an NPA leader arrested in January this year, pegs the taxes from P30 million for a presidential candidate to P5000 for a candidate for local council. It’s a well-known ‘secret’ in the left that this practice of tax collection during elections is a lucrative source of fundraising for the CPP-NPA.
Capitalism and Democracy (tags)
Citizens are protected from incursions of the state and on the other side must accept the sovereignty of the state and the general law as prerequisites of property and security. Whoever has visions should be the physician. A good physician will urge changing one's way of life.
Defeat in Victory: The Democrat's Health Care Bill (tags)
What looks like a big victory for Obama and the Democrats may be their greatest undoing. It’s true that the passage of Obama’s health care bill represents a significant political victory for the Democrats. But sometimes a battle won could equal a lost war. It’s telling that Obama had so much trouble in getting his own party to pass the bill on a simple majority basis: the bill was so blatantly watered down with the corporate hose that anyone with their name attached to it feared future electoral doom.
Venezuela in Washington's Crosshairs (tags)
trying to undermine Hugo Chavez
Health Care Bill Provision Ranks as One of the Dumbest Political Moves of All Time (tags)
Obamacare contains a time bomb that blows up five weeks before election day.
Governor Candidate Alexander: California Governor’s Seat Could Cost $200 Million (tags)
Republican billionaire Meg Whitman has stated that she will spend up to $150 million of her own money to be governor and Republican Steve Poizner wrote a $15 million check as down payment on the governor’s office. The un-contended Democrat, Attorney General Jerry Brown is hoping to challenge Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner with the backing of casinos, unions and third party committees.
Europe attacks Kurds (tags)
At 5 A.M. on March 4, Belgian police raided the offices of ROJ TV, the voice of Kurdish people, BDP’s European office and several other addresses in Belgium.
Democracy and Insurrection in Greece and the World (tags)
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - Southern California got a taste of Greek-style anarchism and insurrection in a series of talks given by Peter Gelderloos, author of How Nonviolence Protects the State, and Greek comrades from the Void Network Tasos Sagris and Sissy Doutsiou. With Audio.
Leer este artículo en español: Democracia e Insurrección en Grecia y el Mundo
U.S.-BACKED STATE TERRORISM AND MILITARY BRUTALITY IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
Millions of US taxpayers' money are supporting de facto President Arroyo's despotic rule in the Philippines. The continuing torture of 43 health workers may be an alibi to cover up the horrendous Ampatuan massacre and numerous corruption scandals, a preparation for martial rule by May 20. Fascist violence will surely be met by the enraged mobilization of the masses. The US public needs to protest the use of their taxdollars to fund Arroyo's extrajudicial killings, torture, and forced disappearances of thousands of Filipino civilians.
NDF-Southern Mindanao on the GRP elections: no illusions (tags)
The EPCC NEWS sources learned today that the general elections under the reactionary Government of the Republic of the Philippines has kicked off with the usual circus that holds sway among the populace and feeds on their decades-old aspiration for true change in Philippine society. The National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao states its position on the reactionary GRP elections: That the Filipino masses should bear no illusion that the elections will bring about thoroughgoing change in our semi-feudal and semi-colonial society, and that only the People's Democratic Revolution is our way to genuine liberation and national development.
“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!
PHILIPPINES - Deny the "Arroyo 5" (tags)
Akbayan party-list launches campaign to deny the premier political family power in the 2010 elections
March 4 Socialist Program to Defend Education (tags)
On March 4, students and workers throughout California and the US will demonstrate against the attack on public education and increases in tuition that are making a college education unaffordable for the majority of working class youth.
MILF vows neutrality in May polls in Mindanao (tags)
The EPCC NEWS gathered from news sources from Cotabato City that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has reiterated its apolitical stand in the May 10 elections, warning that violators will be dealt with under its own judicial system. “So far, there is no report of violation from the MILF hierarchy and its armed forces regarding the directive,” MILF peace negotiator Ali “Jun” Mantawil told the Inquirer in a roundtable discussion with Inquirer Mindanao on Saturday.
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.
Haiti Is Open for Business (tags)
Haiti is set up for plunder and slow motion genocide
SUPPORT OJORE LUTALU / POLITICAL PRISONERS THIS FRIDAY FEB 5TH! (tags)
2MEX , AZTLAN UNDERGROUND, SACRIFCE , OLMECA, SHERMAN AUSTIN + MORE TBA -- THIS FRI FEB 5TH 6PM . SUPPORT OJORE LUTALU , SUPPORT LOS ANGELES ANARCHIST BLACK CROSS , SUPPORT POLITICAL PRISONERS
PHILIPPINES: Villar should face music, says worried Ocampo (tags)
MANILA, Philippines—Even his political ally agrees that Sen. Manuel Villar, a presidential candidate, should face the music and speak up in the Senate about the C-5 road project controversy.
Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010: Second Annual Los Ángeles Anarchist Bookfair (tags)
Sunday, January 24, 2010
HOLLYWOOD - For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles anarchists organized a bookfair, which, in addition to facilitating exchanges between vendors and literature-hungry readers, also provided an array of panel discussions, workshops, and most importantly, quality interactions with fellow activists in the liberation movement.
FREE MUMIA! (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) scores the US Supreme Court for its ruling, however, it was not a legal decision; it was a political decision reaffirming the commitment of every arm of the state to permanently silence a prominent Black leader who has dedicated his life to challenging racism and oppression. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Mumia’s conviction in 2008, but ruled that Mumia deserved a new sentencing hearing because the jury had been given flawed instructions. The Supreme Court’s Jan. 19 ruling reverses that decision, sending the case back to the Third Circuit. The lower court can either let the death sentence stand or order a new trial to hear other claims brought by Mumia.
Free Mumia! Los Angeles Rejects High Court's Ruling (tags)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Despite heavy rain, a group of about 30 people attended a demonstration for the freedom of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The last-minute action was organized by anti-racist activists who were reacting to the overturning of a judgment that favored the condemned journalist. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals had overturned Abu-Jamal's death sentence, finding that the judge in the case had failed to properly instruct members of the jury to consider possible mitigating circumstances during sentencing. However, the Supreme Court overturned the lower court's decision, opening up the possibility that Abu-Jamal, who has always maintained his innocence, could return to death row.
POLITICAL WITCH-HUNT IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
The case of Prof. Sarah Raymundo's firing at the University of the Philippines betokens the sharpening political contradictions and hegemonic crisis occurring in what William Blum calls the oldest longest-held colony of the US, currently ruled by the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime praised by Barack Obama.
Reform: The Making of a Philippine Presidential Campaign (tags)
There is real possibility for a significant leap in the reform process in the Philippines after the 2010 elections. If, as seems likely at this time, Noynoy Aquino wins the presidency, a number of converging developments could produce the conditions necessary for change. The first is Noynoy himself, who has successfully embodied the political legacy of his mother Cory, and his father Ninoy. This, in turn, has introduced a new dimension of enthusiastic voluntarism to the election campaign. Finally, the people running Noynoy’s campaign constitute the leading core of an enlarged reform constituency.
COMMUNITY FORUM AND MEMORIAL MEETING HELD , DEC 8 at FACLA (tags)
Scores of Filipino Americans and their American allies held a solemn memorial meeting to remember the 64 victims of the Maguindanao Massacre last November 23, 2009 last Tuesday night on December 8, 2009 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 In a candle light vigil, the 64 people who were killed in the most gruesome massacre in the most recent Philippine History last November 23, 2009 in Ampatuan, Maguindanao among them 31 media people were memorialized .
Internation Day of Solidarity with Atenco (tags)
3+ years later, the humble farmers and people of San Salvador Atenco still resist the Mexican government's plans to place an airport over their sacred land, and demand release of their 12 political prisoners. Actions will take place at each of the Mexican consulates in Southern California area, and are times to coincide with International Human Rights Day to highlight the human rights abuses of political prisoners.
NLG: Massacre part of the ‘killing pattern’ (tags)
-THE MASSACRE in Maguindanao on Nov. 23 that has left more than 50 dead, many of them women, follows the pattern of extrajudicial killings that has been plaguing the Philippines. Death squads have been murdering progressive activists with impunity. The death count has reached more than 1,000 since Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidency began. Twenty-two lawyers and 15 judges had been killed before this massacre, and among the dead in Maguindanao are two women lawyers from the National Union of People’s Lawyers—Concepcion “Connie” Brizuela and Cynthia Oquendo.
THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
A commentary on the Nov 23 slaughter of 57 civilians in Maguindanao, Philipppines, sketching the historical parameters of the event and the converging political and social forces involved, with a focus on the U.S. role in establishing the groundwork for the evils of the prevailing Arroyo state terrorism.
Call to the Peoples of México to Organize the Revocation of the Presidency of Felipe Calde (tags)
"This crisis brings into question the future of the Mexican Nation and it’s people. In this political scheme by the grand capitalists, domestic and foreign, we lack hope. The Mexican people do not have a place in this world of neoliberal globalization except as pariahs and a disposable labor force. Given these circumstances, we need a patriotic transformation and a democratization of the political system, the economy and the culture that can confront this deep crisis of our country and the problems of the Mexican people. We need a transformation that will push out the bourgeois oligarchy and the political class that governs the state and the imperialist domain of Mexico. There is a need to construct a new majority that includes all of the patriotic forces that will install a new government and a new state. A new majority that is capable of taking back control and the property of the productive forces and strategic resources of the nation, and also able to guarantee sustainable development, social justice, national sovereignty, the autonomy of the indigenous pueblos and the practice of popular democracy."
AJLPP CONDEMNS THE US-ARROYO’S KID GLOVES HANDLING OF AMPATUANS (tags)
The Alliance –Philippines or the AJLPP condemns in the strongest posssible terms barbaric massacre perpetrated by the Ampatuan warlord dynasty in Maguindanao last November 22, 2009. The massacre victimized 62 ( at the present count) that includes 27 members of the Philippine press, 22 women who were all raped and mutilated and 15 bystanders who happened to be passing the scene. Arturo P. Garcia. West Coast coordinator of the Alliance said that "the AJLPP is one with the National Press Club (NPC) and other democratic forces in the Philippines in condemning “this senseless act of political violence. " “The massacre proved again the naked truth. That warlords and their dynasties led by the Arroyo dynasty in Pampanga is very much alive in the Philippines. Arroyo also heads the biggest private army composed of the AFP and the PNP in the Philippines” Garcia said The Alliance squarely blamed the US-Arroyo regime for the massacre and believes that this massacre is very common of the human rights violations under the US-Arroyo regime.
Philippines: Abduction and killings of journalists and politicians must be investigated (tags)
A group of about 45 people (latest news figure is now 57) were ambushed and abducted by about 100 armed men, according to reports. The military recovered the bodies of 13 women and eight men—some of them mutilated.
AF3IRM/GABNET STATEMENT ON THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE: (tags)
AF3IRM/GabNet condemns the murder of some 50 persons in Maguindanao, Philippines, including some 14 women, who appear to have been raped as well, and scores of media people. It is ironic that at the start of 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women, the Philippines should once again make news around the world for an act so vile it boggles the mind.
Two Anniversaries: Berlin and Seattle (tags)
November 2009 was not only the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall — an historical milestone reported to death by the corporate media — it was also the anniversary of an event the corporate media chose to ignore: the 10th anniversary of the mass protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle in November and December 1999. The challenge for radicals and progressives today is not only to revitalize the spirit of Seattle but to take back the initiative in an era in which the biggest and most confrontational mass actions are being staged by the "teabag" Right.
AJLPP CONDEMNS MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE (tags)
The Alliance –Philippines or the AJLPP vehenemently condemned the barbaric massacre in Magunidanao last November 22, 2009 that victimized some members of the Philippine press. Arturo P. Garcia. West Coast coordinator of the Alliance said that "the AJLPP is one with the National Press Club (NPC) and other democratic forces in the Philippines in condemning this senseless act of political violence. " The National Press Club (NPC) and the Alyansa ng Filipinong Mamamahayag (AFIMA) denounced the abduction and massacre of at least 36 persons, including media men, in Barangay Masalay, Datu Abdullah Sangki town in Maguindanao.
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.
Paid Lying: What Passes for Major Media Journalism (tags)
state of today's major media
Military supremacy leading to human rights violations in Eastern Visayas (tags)
PESANTE NEWS learned today that the the National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas charged the 8th Infantry Division today of pushing its Oplan Bantay Laya campaign by intimidating the public and dominating the civilian government in the region. "The military is intimidating the public by coming out with an order of battle or liquidation list, and then going into schools and communities to conduct witch hunts and commit other human rights violations," said NDF-EV spokesperson Fr. Santiago Salas.
Trondheim to boycott Israel (tags)
And expose the use of the word "anti-Semitism" as a political tool.
GABNET COMMEMORATES ANNIVERSARY WITH ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION OF ITS 20 YEAR HISTORY (tags)
On Saturday, October 10, a hushed crowd of Gabriela Network (GABNet) members, alumni, supporters, and political allied sat in the USD Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. The strum of a guitar and the lone voice of woman singing opened up the festivities of GABNet's 20th Anniversary.
What is "Neoliberal"? (tags)
Building community centers could be a way to learn from O Canada and break from the false religion of the market and profit. When the market and competition are made absolute, they become idols. CEOs are called job creators and workers "cost-factors."
U.S. IMPERIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
After more than a century of brutal colonization of the Philippines, U.S. troops continue to battle Moro insurgents and the New People's Army guerillas to protects its investments, support the bloody oligarchs headed by the Arroyo clique, and preserve its neocolonial stranglehold. The U.S. public should wake up to demand that Obama stop its support of the Arroyo regime and withdraw U.S. troops. E. San Juan's two books might help inform the US public of what's going on in the Philippines today.
Billionaire Meg Whitman to Challenge Same-Sex Marriage Rights (tags)
Meg Whitman may be the most dangerous opponent the same-sex marriage supporters may face in 2010; she is a billionaire, she already has the strong support of her Republican base and she has the financial backing to campaign for governor. The political far right has moved from Hollywood to the corporate board room to recruit candidates for public office and to win political power in California.
BRAZIL: THE CONFUSIONS OF THE CASE BATTISTI (tags)
the confusions are not added nor they are annulled. They just multiply.
BTL:New U.S. Military Bases in Colombia Will Increase Regional Tensions (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
KPFK ELECTIONS (tags)
I believe that KPFK is in real danger of losing its political soul.
ON SENATOR LACSON’S SPEECH AGAINST FORMER PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT JOSEPH ESTRADA (tags)
n a press statement sent to the Alliance-Philippines today, reacting to Senator Lacson’s privilege speech, Atty. Arnedo S. Valera, Executive Director of the US based Migrant Heritage Commission said that “ Senator Lacson’s privilege speech is a confession of the legal and moral bankruptcy of our political system. But it does not exclude him from any responsibility of the crimes.” The statement futher said: "Lacson is in possession of vital information of specific crimes committed by individuals cited in his “expose” and Valera said that further investigation by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee and other special bodies should be done, so that appropriate criminal charges can be filed. “What we will continue to hear from Sen. Lacson’s privilege speech is the affirmation of the litany of institutional corruptions committed by powerful actors in the civilian and the military establishments involving the highest echelon of leadership during the regimes of both former President Estrada and the incumbent President Arroyo,” Valera said.
The Prison Walls Will Crumble - Sept 12th (tags)
On September 12th, there will an event, known as Running Down the Walls, that will be held in 14 cities and prisons throughout North America in support of Political Prisoners.
Triumph of the Right? (tags)
Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.
Economic Policy after the Financial Crisis: Keynes (tags)
Keynes saw political control of markets and a distribution and social policy in favor of lower income groups as essential prerequisites of a stable long-term macro-economic development.. Three-hour workdays or a 15-hour week would be enough.
The Political Situation and the Independent Left (tags)
Presentation by Stewart Alexander to PFP National Organizing Conference San Francisco, California August 1, 2009
These are the coup leaders (tags)
"1. All of these people used their positions to plot, cause, or finance the breakdown of constitutional order with the kidnapping and extradition of President Zelaya, which culminated in the coup.??2. They are directly responsible for the deaths, injuries, imprisonment, and the unease imposed upon Honduran society; they have destroyed democracy and ruined Honduras' image nationally and internationally.??3. The coup leaders reactivated the anti-terrorist and anti-communist organization called the Alliance for Honduras' Progress (APROH), which operated in the 1980s. Their greed and lack of culture prevented them from understanding that the people are free to choose the political and ideological system that will offer them security and well-being."
Holocaust-denial events in SoCal, July 25 & 26 (tags)
This July, David Irving, a British neo-fascist and fraudulent historian, goes on the road in the United States, planning to hold approximately one and a half dozen speaking engagements over the course of a month. As militant anti-racists and anti-fascists, we are making a public call for resistance at each stop along the way of this tour.
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.
Union Del Barrio In Support of Alex Sanchez & Nativo Lopez (tags)
Compañeras and Compañeros of Unión del Barrio, To our supporters, progressives, and the community in general:
Iran's Coming Revolution: For Civil Rights or Beyond? (tags)
Simplifying the events in Iran as yet another attempt at a U.S. financed “color revolution” is shortsighted, to say the least. But this is the shallow position many on the left are taking. Fortunately, millions of people partaking in mass demonstrations cannot be reduced to “mere puppets” of Uncle Sam — they have aspirations of their own and ways to achieve them. It is possible that the U.S. played a role in the events leading up to the massive protests in Iran, since the U.S.-sponsored color revolution formula is well known: a pro-western opposition candidate creates political instability — usually around election time — and uses the demonstrators who support them, who are funneled money through the C.I.A., to help topple the existing regime.
Try Listening (tags)
Discussion is an alternative to lone-nuts.
Fight the BDS Movement--Shop at Trader Joe's on June 20! (tags)
Fight the BDS Movement--Shop at Trader Joe's on June 20!
UN Official Says Only a Worldwide Mass Movement Will Stop Israel's Oppression of Palestine (tags)
UC Santa Barbara professor Richard Falk, elected by the UN Human Relations Commission as special rapporteur on Israel's treatment of Palestinians in the occupied territories, spoke in San Diego June 5 and said only a worldwide mass movement, comparable to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, can end Israel's oppression against the Palestinians and enable a truly just solution. He called on his listeners to take on the pro-Israel monopoly of opinion in American politics and the mainstream media, and help make Americans more aware of the depths of the suffering Palestinians experience under U.S.-funded Israeli arms.
The Market Must Serve Society (tags)
In the past, the village green and market swuare were surrounded by the church, town hall, school and hospital. Without these social institutions, there would be no market. This is also true for today's global financial markets.
Political Poisonings: A Continuing American Tradition? (tags)
I am an American seeking asylum in Europe because I have been poisoned, apparently for political reasons. It seems the US government has experience with this punishment for political opponents, but worse things may be in store for the masses.
MEXICAN CONSULATE IN NEW YORK FORCED TO CLOSE FOR ENTIRE DAY! (tags)
---------------- On the third anniversary of state repression against the people of Atenco, the Mexican Consulate in New York was “taken over” by the pro-zapatista group Movement for Justice in El Barrio.
Major 9/11 Breakthrough in Japan (tags)
Spectacular Support for Yukihisa Fujita Massive Support For New Investigation Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Launched The organization is being supported by a former US governor, a former US senator, former US representatives, and former and present members of the British, German, Japanese, Norwegian, and European parliaments.
BTL:Obstacles Stand in Way of Thaw in U.S. - Cuban and Venezuelan Relations (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
How corrupt is China's Communist government: state commerce, finance, trade, jobs, law (tags)
Is China's runaway corruption to bring a sudden collapse? Is global financial crisis impacting China? Is a runaway government corruption destroying Chinese economy and peace? What is really behind Chinese finance, politics, trade, politics and society? Has China's ongoing reform altered the nation's political-economic landscape as far as government corruption is concerned? What is the next if this corruption goes deeper? Get the powerful and insiders' reports on Chinese politics, government amid global financial meltdown.
Hopeful Change in El Salvador? (tags)
Salvadorans are being fooled again.
ARROYO'S NEW POLITICAL CIRCUS; COL> MANCAO AS A STATE WITNESS ON DACER-CORBITO CASE (tags)
In a new political circus staged-managed by US puppet Arroyo, self-exiled police superintendent Cezar Mancao II said he agreed to become a state witness to the Dacer-Corbito double murder case and will no longer contest the extradition applied for by the Philippine government against him. The Alliance-Philippines sources learned that Legal counsel Arnedo Valera, Esq. based in Virginia revealed that upon agreement with the Department of Justice, Mancao executed an affidavit on February 14, 2009, revealing significant facts and names of individuals alleged involved in the murder of Salvador Dacer and his driver Corbito in 2000.
GABNET LA'S 6TH ANNUAL POLITICAL FASHION SHOW (tags)
OVER 300 PEOPLE ATTEND GABNET LA'S 6TH ANNUAL POLITICAL FASHION SHOW AND COMMIT TO DEFENDING WOMEN'S RIGHTS!
Attorney General misleads the people (tags)
This article looks at the merit and veracity of a speech given by Attorney General Robert McClelland on Australia's democracy and the rule of law. The following article will disprove all his points and comments.
The Language of Looting by Michael Hudson (tags)
What "Nationalize the Banks" and the "Free Market" Really Mean in Today's Looking-Glass World
A COMING POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE? (tags)
“When it happens, it will rock the world..: octogenarian Mubarak, will leave office, either by his own decision or that of Providence, probably within the next three years. So far, few in the West have paid much attention. But Egyptians certainly are getting ready, and we should do so as well”,
No One Can Escape the Crisis (tags)
From a long-term perspective, the crisis could bring about a radical rethinking in politics and the economy away from the mantra of shareholder value and the pursuit of short-term profits. The neoliberal model of the Washington consensus has revealed its fundamental weaknesses.
CORRUPTION, DEFPRETRATION. LANDSLIDES. DEATH AND MEA CULPA (tags)
“The reasons for the degradation of our forests are corruption and our own shortcomings,” admitted Secretary Lito Atienza of Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in a New Year message to his department personnel. A common knowledge among Filipinos, Atienza's admonishment, hardly created a ripple in Manila were ordinary citizens had almost but accepted corruption is an integral part of governance in the island nation.
ANTI WAR PEACE ADVOCATES MARCH A MLK DAY in LA (tags)
Marching at the largest Martin Luther King Jr Day-the 24th year commemoration last January 19, 2009 from Western to Leimert Park, hundreds of peace activist and anti-war advocates marched with thousands of people chanting: “ MONEY FOR JOBS AND EDUCATION. NOT FOR WAR AND OCCUPATION!” The more than 200 protestors marched under the lead banner of the Topanga Peace Alliance and Veterans for Peace and led by the Cuahtemoc Azteca Dancers banging their drums. They marched together with more than 400 different delegations, floats and marching bands representing all shades and political color all over Southern California marched past the mains stage located at Crenshaw Blvd.
Some Thoughts on Obama and the US Empire (tags)
Chris Burnett is host of "Indymedia On Air" on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles
The Danger of Right-Wing Populism (tags)
A strange trend is appearing in the political realm of the Left. Self-proclaimed political conservatives — many current or former members of the Republican Party — are being given considerable room in Left publications, for example in Counterpunch and BuzzFlash. At first it seemed accidental, with only sporadic occurrences. Now these “renegade” right-wingers enjoy ample room in spaces formally reserved for “lefties only.” How is this to be explained?
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.
FREE RANDALL ECHANIS AND ALL POLITICAL DETAINEES! (tags)
The recent charades, so called arrest and hospital detention and then the eventual release of Jocjoc Bolante after he was deported back to Manila by US immigration authorities truly reflects the ills of a justice system under rule of the puppet US-Arroyo regime in the Philippines. The Kilusang Dekada 70 vehemently condemns the recent travesty of justice. We ask- why is it so easy for this government play charades and masquaredes in the Congress and in the courts than to listen to the cries for justice coming from victims of enforced disappearance, torture and unjust imprisonme
Spreading the Wealth: A Review of Unjust Deserts (tags)
The foremost ethical question is, given that we owe most of our productivity to a common social inheritance, to what extent can we say that we have "earned" our personal wealth? There is a growing consensus in favor of a new robust public compact to regulate our shared conditions.
Damning the Flood (tags)
A brilliant review of a new book on Haiti.
Progressive agenda for Obama, by Amiri Baraka (tags)
The following are a few exploratory planks of a document that shd be added to by the willing and serve as a basis for a mass supported document to present to Obama.
Rich of the World, Enrich Yourselves! (tags)
Financial jugglers speculating with food, oil and other raw materials caused double-digit inflation and made staple foods like rice and wheat into luxury items for millions. Neoliberalism with one blow managed to drive nation states to the defensive.
Racism, Immigration, and Profit (tags)
People are rightly confused about the issue of immigration -- it is a complex phenomenon and many things need to be considered. Often times, there seem to be equally compelling arguments and statistics on either side of the issue, creating even more confusion. Unfortunately, the immigration debate is often tinged or even marred by racism - usually subtly, sometimes openly. This feeling finds a receptive audience not because of prejudice, but out of fear. Indeed, racism cannot exist without fear. We believe that, at bottom, recent immigration-related topics -- from ballot measures to border fences -- directly or indirectly contain elements of racism and fear. Unraveling the basis for this fear, as well as those in charge of creating it, is essential if one is to make an informed decision on the immigration question. While doing this, we will attempt to uncover the deeper reasons that have created the atmosphere that has projected this issue on to center stage.
Targeting Hugo Chavez (tags)
The dominant media assault continues
Obama and the Deep State: Is there Hope? (tags)
Recently some ominous statements by two very big political insiders has been making the buzz on certain blogs. It turns out that both Colin Powell and Senator Joe Biden have publicly stated that Obama will see a major international crisis early on in his presidency. According to Biden this crisis will test Obama's "mettle," and according to Powell, will "come along in the 21st or 22nd of January that we don’t even know about right now."
Green Dissent: Why I Won't Vote for California Dems (tags)
The Field polls says California is going for Barack Obama 55% to 33%. Very well. My "Brotha" Barack doesn't need my vote and pumping Dem numbers only encourages our local Los Angeles scoundrels
Defend the RNC8! Drop the Charges!!! (tags)
Please show solidarity with those still trapped within the St. Paul courts... Below is a petition to dismiss the charges against the RNC 8. Once it reaches 100,000 signatures it will be sent to the Ramsey County Attorney, Susan Gaertner.
Targeting Dissent - The San Francisco Eight (tags)
Racism and repression are alive and well in America.
FREE RANDALL ECHANIS! (tags)
he executive clemency granted by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to Claudio Teehankee Jr.and other high profile criminals reflects the ills of a justice system under the semicolonial and semifeudal rule of the puppet US-Arroyo regime. We in the Kilusang Dekada 70 asks: how can this government release a man who brutally killed two young people while it continues to detain more than 200 political prisoners on trumped-up charges? Why is it so easy for this government to show mercy to a convicted murderers than to listen to the cries for justice coming from victims of enforced disappearance, torture and unjust imprisonment?
MOXIE Stages Topical Play “Bleeding Kansas” (tags)
MOXIE, San Diego's women-run feminist theatre, is presenting Kathryn Walat's "Bleeding Kansas," a dramatization of one of the bloodiest political conflicts in American history: the fight in 1855-56 over whether Kansas would become a free or slave state. This dress rehearsal for the Civil War wrenched the country apart and, in MOXIE's hands, becomes powerful, vivid, well-acted drama. "Bleeding Kansas" plays through Sunday, November 2 at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Boulevard in University Heights, San Diego.
"Worse than in the Iraq War" (tags)
"A recapitalization of relatively sound banks could be vital for creating trust in the financial system. This must happen in a way that prevents privatizing profits while socializing losses. One can learn good crisis management in the example of Sweden's banking crisis in the 1990s
Sudden outbreak of democracy baffles US pundits (tags)
Conservatives, libertarians and lefties all raised objections to the Bailout for very sound reasons of their own. The media had done all it could to keep awkward questions off the air. The result has left us disenfranchised.
Parks Attacks Community Organizer (tags)
Dirty Bernie Parks is abusing his power to attack a political enemy. It's a low blow, but, not unexpected.
Activists Stand Against UCLA Primate Vivisection (tags)
Los Angeles: September 21st, 2008 The most recent UCLA demos against those who imprison, cut up, assault and kill non-human primates for a living was, on the one hand rather frustrating, yet on the other, EXTREMELY satisfying. The frustrating part was having the police constantly violate activists' civil rights to seek redress of their grievances by legally picketing on public side walks and chanting political speech to educate neighbors, as they exposed the selfish greed and self-promotion of UCLA primate killers.
Political Economy of the Financial Markets (tags)
Financial markets are not described here as anonymous zones of self-regulation but as instruments of private actors enforcing their own business interests on state institutions. Structural deficits cause the crises, e.g.massive liquidity.
RNC ’08: Pit Bulls On Parade (tags)
If you thought, in the wake of the nightmare of the Bush years, and the euphoria of the Democratic Convention, that the political pendulum in the USA was swinging to the “left”… If you thought that the Bush regime was so widely and bitterly hated that a repackaged version couldn’t seriously contend for the presidency… If you thought that the Christian fundamentalist theocrats were passé… Then you got a shocking wake up call from the Republican National Convention.
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.
US-Arroyo Regime Policy of "All Out Peace" Means "All Out War". (tags)
With profound sadness and most serious concern, the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP through its West Coast Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia expresses dismay over the fate of the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Philippine Government. The AJLPP views President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recent orders of a "thorough review" of all government peace initiatives after dissolving the panel negotiating with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), as bad faith, lacking in political will and a traditional display of political opportunism The AJLPP is alarmed by the growing number of people affected by the conflict. AJLPP sources have confirmed that more than 487,000 people have been dislocated by the ongoing military offensives in Northern and Central Mindanao. More than 200 soldiers and MILF fighters as well as civilians have been killed in the month old conflict.
The Corporate State and the Welfare State (tags)
The idea of a "minimal state" may be passe. The author's two theses are: Liberalism is inconceivable without a strong state and liberalism undermines its own conditions of success. The modern welfare state is a child of democracy and can't be drowned in the bathtub.
Running Down the Walls - Aug 23th (tags)
LA ABCF will be hosting a 5k run to raise money for political prisoners and local community groups on August 23rd. The event is also designed to honor and remember the anarchist martyrs, Sacco and Vanzetti.
Pro-Cuba celebration triumphs over right-wing terrorist threats (tags)
L.A. activists refuse to buckle under cowardly intimidation Despite an organized attempt by anti-communist reactionaries to shut down a July 26 Cuba Celebration in Los Angeles.
Why We Challenged Barack Obama (tags)
On Friday, August 1st I led a contingent of the Uhuru Movement into Barack Obama’s town hall meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida to raise the question, “what about the black community, Obama?” Without the benefit of a big media budget, our organization attempted to bring the serious issues experienced by African working class people across this country into the national political debate.
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
AJLPP Protests The Arrest of Randall Echanis, KMP Leader and a member of NDFP Peace Panel (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemns the unjust transfer and detention of Kilusan ng Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) deputy secretary-general Randall Echanis to the Manila City Jail (MCJ). The AJLPP comments that Echanis, who has been suffering from hypertension, should not be detained at the MCJ due to his health. ” It is a smack of political persecution and a pattern of repression by the US-Arroyo regime against known NDFP peace consultants It has been the SOP of the US regimes since Dictator Marcos during martial law to lump political detainees with common criminals. The US-Arroyo regime precisely doing this maneuvers. ” said the AJLPP.
Tribunal of opinion (tags)
Human rights violation in colombia as a state crime
Free Filipino Political Prisoner Randall Echanis Now (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) and all its allied organizations in North America expresses deep and serious concern over the continued detention of a ranking officer of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)or the Peasant Movement of the Philippines- Randall Echanis and demand his immediate release. On Tuesday, KMP Deputy Secretary for internal affairs Randall Echanis was transferred from the Palo Provincial Jail in Leyte to the Camp Crame Detention Center. An AJLLP coordinator commented that “members are happy that at least he was transferred to Camp Crame in Manila from Hilongos Leyte.” Updates were received that at around 7 a.m., some 30 supporters of Echanis, peasant activists including his wife Erlinda, son Ramill and daughter Amanda, and other relatives and friends, trooped to the EDSA gate of Camp Crame to greet his arrival.” The AJLPP seriously believes that Echanis, was falsely charged for murder in connection with mass graves discovered in Hilongos, Leyte. Like other NDF peace consultants who are languishing in jail, they are being unjustly targeted by the US-Arroyo regime. AJLPP fully supports position of the KMP chair Paeng Mariano and the Echanis family that the imprisonment of Echanis, was meant to “preserve the illegitimate, immoral and evil reign of President Arroyo.”
The Dangerous Logic of Blocking Protests in the Name of Electing Democrats (tags)
At a time when the tens of millions of people who have the potential strength to stop this war are being pacified and corralled into a dead-end, what meaning does it have to call oneself “anti-war” if you are not protesting outside the convention? Anyone serious about stopping this whole direction of unjust war, torture and fascist repression should be in the streets.
Thoughts on Pride (tags)
Thoughts on the recent Queer [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender] Pride events in San Diego.
Nostalgic for Palparan (tags)
The commanding general of the Central Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Lt. Gen. Pedro Inserto, says that “the Palparan solution” failed. The so-called solution is named after the notorious Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr., now retired. In all his assignments,
Legitimizing Permanent Occupation of Iraq (tags)
Washington plans to stay
Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part II (tags)
Part II of McChesney's tour de force
Update Bio for Don White (tags)
Contributors to this biography include: Jan Goodman; Blase and Theresa Bonpane; Dennis White; Lydia Brazon and Margaret Prescod.
Alternatives to Free Trade: Fair Trade and Beyond (tags)
The global debate around free-trade and its consequences has evolved tremendously in recent years, from tiny circles of leftist critics into a broad international protest movement. Although the movement began to bloom in response to the policies of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the biggest demonstrations have been in response to the now-popular "bi-lateral" free-trade agreements that economically powerful countries sign with poorer nations. Once one has become conscious of the problems created by free-trade agreements, whether they are international or regional, an immediate task presents itself: finding a feasible alternative. Yes, the trade policy advocated by most big business politicians is "free-trade," and yes, this policy has had devastating consequences for working and poor people worldwide, while filling the already-full bank accounts of the rich. But the issue of "free-trade" alone isn't sufficient to fully explain the vast social problems that plague so many countries.
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.
Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part I (tags)
Another McChesney tour de force.
Don White - La Lucha Continua! (tags)
Don White, PRESENTE!
Prestigious Breckenridge Film Fest Hosts World Premiere of “Washington, You’re Fired” (tags)
High drama, suspense and political intrigue drew audiences from the four corners of the nation for the World Premiere of “Washington, You’re Fired” at this year’s 28th annual Breckenridge Festival of Film.
U.S. Economy doing well? Think again. (tags)
Hold on to your shorts and wallets!
AJLPP Condemns Dutch court orders prosecution of Prof. Jose Maria Sison (tags)
The Dutch authorities are at it again! The Alliance Philippines today condemns the Dutch court orders that give prosecutors the go-ahead Thursday to pursue murder charges against Philippine communist leader Jose Maria Sison, despite an earlier dismissal of the case. "Today, the District Court of The Hague decided in camera that the Public Prosecution Service may continue the prosecution of Jose Maria Sison for involvement in, among other matters, a number of murders committed in the Philippines in 2003 and 2004," said a press statement of the court. The AJLPP National Coordinator Mario Santos today said: “The order of Dutch authorities at the behest of its US imperialist allies is a terrible blow to the cause of peace in the Philippines and fodder for the continuing war of terror against the Filipino people. The peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) have already been stalled for four years."
Mexican Indigena Free Radio Station Under attack by PRISTAS: Communique directo (tags)
Long Standing Indigenous Radio Station, Radio Ñomndaa la Palabra del Agua, under attack by PRISTAS
Disgust in Senate Dist. 23 with Both Candidates, Levine and Pavley, Goes Off Scale (tags)
To replace a great senator in California History, Sheila Kuehl, voters have a choice of two sleaze bags that both belong in Orange County.
While Suppresing Voices from UCLA ISSE Students, Jim Lafferty States Their Message Well (tags)
Suppressing Voices from UCLA International Students for Social Equality (ISSE) Students on the Station Listener Web Forum, KPFK General Manager Jim Lafferty Nonetheless Articulates Their Message Well.
Frances Fox Piven's "Challenging Authority" (tags)
Advancing disruptive social protests for change.
Limits of Private Property (tags)
If life does not consist in the abundance of things and if time is borrowed from the future, do possessions invalidate community? Is life colonized by instrumental rationality (Habermas) when all life and relations are determined by money?
May Day revival on three fronts: labor, immigrant, and antiwar (tags)
What started on May 1, 2006 as some of the largest political demonstrations in U.S. history for immigrants' rights have in 2008 brought together three fronts -- labor, immigrant, and antiwar -- in one struggle for peace and social justice.
Resolution adopted unanimously by the IPU Governing Council (tags)
Referring to the case of Mr. Crispin Beltran, Mr. Saturniño Ocampo, Mr. Joel Virador, Mr. Teodoro Casiño, Ms. Liza Maza and Mr. Rafael Mariano, who, apart from the latter, are all incumbent members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, as outlined in the report of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians (CL/182/12(b)-R.1), and to the resolution adopted at its 181st session (October 2007),
Warning of the American Friend (tags)
What primarily motivates US foreign policy-economic interests or a religious mission consciousness? A special world view is added to the economic interests In this perspective, economic liberalism brings political freedom and both together lead to peace and free trade.
Struggling for the autonomy of Venezuela’s social movements (tags)
* This editorial comes from issue #53 (May-June 2008) of El Libertario, a Venezuelan anarchist voice of ideas and proposals for action. It confirms our commitment to autonomous social mobilization, which has already begun to express itself through concrete struggles from below, as in the recent steelworkers conflict.
Anarchy from the UK (tags)
Review of a book by National Anarchist thinker Troy Southgate.
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.
Global Unsocial (tags)
"The workers who have to sell themselves bit by bit are a commodity like every other commercial article." This quotation from the 1848 Communist Manifesto is an accurate description of the current system which is morally sick and lacks consensus.
On the 39th Year of the New People’s Army (NPA) and the People’s War in the Philippines (tags)
In the Philippines today, the New People's Army (NPA) is commemorating its 39th year anniversary. Nearly four decades ago, on March 29, 1969, the NPA was founded in a district in Tarlac, Central Luzon, Philippines and resumed the armed struggle to liberate the Filipino people from the clutches of US imperialism, domestic feudalism and the puppet reactionary state.
MP3 AUDIO – Interview with Attorney for The BlackRiders (tags)
Arron Janson the lawyer for one of the three BlackRiders stated that he believes that this is case of entrapment and that the three stand a good chance of acquittal.
Report back from the BlackRiders press conference (tags)
LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2008 - Members of the BlackRiders Liberation Party and their supporters held a press conference today in Leimert Park. Only three media outlets attended: KPFK, LA Indymedia and a reporter for the Final Call. No other media was present.
Fidel Castro: Who wants to be in the Garbage Dump? (tags)
Today, by mere chance, I remembered that the OAS still exists, when I read a cable posted on the Internet which contained an article by Georgina Saldierna, published in La Jornada, titled “Insulza rules out the possibility of re-admitting Cuba into the OAS”. No one even remembered the OAS. Note how retrograde this line of reasoning is.
Congressman Howard Berman on Israel and the pro-Israel lobby: (tags)
Congressman Howard Berman on Israel and the pro-Israel lobby:
George Bush Sings! The Truth Serum CD Marks This New Election Year (tags)
It's important to keep Freedom of Speech alive. And when you're in the arts, it's an artist's responsibility to exercise those rights via the arts. Jon Hartmann has just completed "George Bush Sings" a music truth time capsule of all the errors of the Bush Adminstration in American History.
Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire (tags)
Murdock media lies and deceit.
Colombia: Full fire on guerilla, but total silence on state crimes. (tags)
The government of Alvaro Uribe has rallied Colombians to take part in a large march on Monday, February 4th under the slogan “No more kidnappings, no more lies, no more deaths, no more FARC”. and seeks to obscure the true face of the conflict: 75% of human rights violations in Colombia are committed by the Uribe administration and the paramilitary forces which are linked to the state. (Source: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch)
FQSN-USA Statement on the 38th Anniversary of The First Quarter Storm (FQS) “Battle of Men (tags)
We the activist from the First Quarter Storm Network-USA remembers that thirty-eight years ago, on January 30-31, 1970 fought the Philippine police and army forces who attacked the progressive forces in what is now known in history as the Battle of Mendiola. Two years after, on September 21, 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial in the Philippines and plunged the country into 14 years of dictatorship and blatant fascism. Today, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal –Arroyo is trying to institute another kind of martial law, an undeclared martial law in the guise of fighting the “US war Against Terror”. FQS activist like Randall Echanis, Elizabeth Principe, Philip Limjoco, Leo Velasco and others were arrested without charges and held in jail. Militant activist who are serving the people are being thrown in jail and incarcerated.
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.
Communist Party of the Philippines pursues a violent course against its left opponents (tags)
In the Philippines, one of the poorest countries in Asia, 40 percent of the people live in poverty. Conditions there have sparked a large radical movement, heavily repressed by the government.
Murder of a young communist leader by paramilitary in Colombia (tags)
BOGOTA, January 22nd, 2008 - The Colombian Association of University Students (ACEU), demonstrates its indignation and disgust as opposed to the barbarian MURDER OF ALIRIO QUIÑONEZ, agrarian youth leader and member of the Central Committee of Colombian Communist Youth.
Apolitical Direct Action Adopted by Potential Fascists (tags)
We Are Change pushes for The Burrito Project, a copy of Food Not Bombs. This is a threat to anarchism.
What Mumia Abu-Jamal Never Learned (tags)
On the eve of the United States premiere of In Prison My Whole Life at the Sundance Festival on January 20-25, the battle for the life and freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal heats up in the news media and the streets of far-flung cities while he awaits a crucial appellate court ruling and prepares to publish his sixth book from death row. Media activists present photographic evidence disproving the case against him.
Not Roses - PEACHES! The full story of the pre-parade parade! (tags)
The Full Story of the Pre-Parade Run for Peachy Impeachmen!
Egoism versus Pluralism: The Crucifix Decision (tags)
The truth of faith can only prevail without worldly authority through the word of proclamation. The Christian chruch must affirm pluralism relativizing its own existence. The state has the task of limiting egoism.
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.
Welfare State in the Market Trap (tags)
"The crisis of the welfare state is a crisis in the heads of the economic and political elites. The welfare state is a political barrier against the marketing of human labor. The welfare state can be regained through democratic solidarity.. Today one farmer feeds 88 non-farmers."
Provocative Thoughts While Touring a Park: (tags)
From book subtitled: The Authoritarian Nature of the Three Abrahamic Religions: as When God Became the Terrorist: The major thesis of this book is that authoritarianism, as a “human” personality trait, throughout history, has influenced both the “creation” and the “interpretation”, of religious and political dogma, and that this was even more so before there was a constituted division between Church and State. In Judeo-Christianity and Islamic authority, to some extent, is the egotistic imprint of monotheism in which God basically is perceived to have a “psychological” ego consciousness able to understand and communicate with the human ego consciousness of mankind. Particularly, we will want to focus on the ideas of justice—both the ideas of divine metaphysical justice and human social justice. According to Daniel Defoe, in no trivial sense, “Justice is the end of government”.
Births of Babies in Unlikely Places (tags)
Perhaps dreams come true in the religious sphere, but dreams don't come true in the political world without work and commitment. There are no real grinches or miracle births, only our own sweat equity and perseverance.
Head-Roc Continues To Get Greens behind BALL in 0 (tags)
Seeing the importance of California Green Party members, Head-Roc, co-campaign manager and independent hiphop artist, is continuing the Jared Ball/Capitol Resistance California Tour. Expressing his commitment to deliver the campaign's message of hope and inspiration Head-Roc stated “I’m excited about continuing the wonderful fellowship with California Greens as part of Dr. Ball’s efforts to earn the Green Party’s Presidential nomination, and continue to deliver the candidate's message of hope”.
The Making of an “Exceptional” Monster: Josef Stalin (tags)
His father was a drunk who regularly beat him. His name was Josef Stalin. Born in Russia’s Georgia, in 1878, under the rule of the Romanov Czars, he excelled as a student, while building up a deep resentment towards the cruel occupiers of his Caucasus region. Stalin became a Marxist revolutionist and a master conspirator. The book, “Young Stalin,” by Simon Sebag Montefiore, tells how this merciless, but extremely talented, psychopath was forged.
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.
FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FILIPINO DIGNITY (tags)
Massive human rights violations--extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, torture, massacres, dislocation of millions of peasants and rural folk--characterize the current Arroyo regime in the Philippines. US taxdollars are paying the Arroyo military and police to carry out such barbaric practices. US citizens, concerned with human rights, ought to protest Bush/Pentagon's aid to the corrupt Arroyo administration, and demand an end to US mililtary intervention in suppressing the Moro and National Democratic Front insurgents. In the following article, Prof. E. San Juan re-affirms the necessity of upholding human rights embodied in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which is an integral part of contemporary international law, to which every nation should adhere as member nation-states. The article pays tribute to the self-sacrificing work of thousands of Filipino activists fighting for national democracy, social justice, and genuine sovereignty, in particular the staff of KARAPATAN and its secretary-general, Marie Hilao Enriquez.
WHEN GOD BECAME THE TERRORIST: Traces of the Authoritarian Personality in the Three Abrah (tags)
Arguably, this work is as controversial as it is timely. Such an intelligence estimate, if you will, would not have been written had it not related to many important and critical political issues and crises of our day (particularly as related to dominant “cultural clashes” as so framed by various think-tanks). But this work also significantly relates to political theory, history, criminal justice, jurisprudence, as well as social and political psychology etc. It has something of interest to many inquiring minds. Ideas here will not likely be easily dismissed—irrespective of one’s stance.
"Africa and the West" Conference Broadcast (tags)
UhuruRadio.com to broadcast Omali Yeshitela's keynote address on December 16 from "Africa and the West" conference in Huelva, Spain
Black Riders held on million dollars bail each, back in court Wednesday (tags)
The state’s cases against T. A. C. O., Aryana and Stress, which T. A. C. O. described as “b. s.” to defense attorney Guillermo Suarez, are based on the testimony of an undercover cop who alleges that he approached the Black Riders, pretending to be Lebanese and connected to freedom fighters in the Middle East. He claims that the three defendants were involved in a plot to take possession of weapons and protective vests that he claimed to be able to provide them. No weapons were ever involved. These charges are essentially for a “Thought crime” – allegedly conspiring to attempt to possess weapons.
Signs of Cultural Declineand Glimmers of Hope (tags)
Trust in the administration of justice disappears - obviously for good reason. The temporary success of a citizen rebellion against selling off the city of Leipzig is a glimmer of hope.
When God Became the Terrorist (tags)
Arguably, this work is as controversial as it is timely. Such an intelligence estimate, if you will, would not have been written had it not related to many important and critical political issues and crises of our day (particularly as related to dominant “cultural clashes” as so framed by various think-tanks). But this work also significantly relates to political theory, history, criminal justice, jurisprudence, as well as social and political psychology etc. It has something of interest to many inquiring minds.
Promote Peace in Palestine, exclude CUFI!! (tags)
If there is to be peace between Palestinians and Israelis, one option is to exclude the influence of CUFI, the Christian Zionist lobbyist group of John Hagee who consistently derails any peace process that provides Palestinians with their land and sovereignty restored..
Criticism of Neoliberalism: Book Review (tags)
The neoliberal understanding of freedom restricts the possibilities of individuals to participation in the market. Structural and economic power are faded out.
The empire’s operatives exposed: The Krongards, 9/11, and Blackwater/Iraq (tags)
New bombshell testimony before Congress has revealed that Alvin B. “Buzzy” Krongard, the former CIA executive director connected to 9/11 insider trading, is a consultant and advisory board member of Blackwater USA, the New World Order’s leading intelligence-related corporate mercenary death squad now under investigation for war crimes, murder, arms smuggling, and fraud in Iraq.
Philippine Military report says it can’t defeat NPA by 2010 (tags)
The cat is out of the bag. Finally,the Philippine military, the Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP) has admitted it had limited success in destroying the firepower of communist insurgents, putting it way behind the target of wiping out the rebellion by 2010, a classified military report said. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is also the AFP Commander in Chief, has said she wants the communist New People’s Army (NPA) largely defeated by the time she steps down from power in June 2010. She announced it after she “won” the hotly contested elections of 2004. But an assessment report seen by Reuters said “ the military was not winning enough victories against the NPA, which despite the collapse of communism worldwide, continued to strike a chord with poor Filipinos angered at widening inequality at home.”
Press release: Free Palestine Alliance (tags)
The Free Palestine Alliance (FPA) had launched an initiative approximately 2 years ago in response to the escalating need for an alternative to the downward and destructive spiral that is plaguing the Palestinian Arab people. Our intent was and remains to be empowering our community and leveraging its resources in favor of the fundamental principles of the Palestinian national liberation movement, paramount of which are the right to return and the indivisible unity of Palestine as a people and land inextricable from the larger Arab Nation (Al-Watan Al-Arabi).
Stephen Colbert Smokes Out Political Ickiness (tags)
What did America learn from comedian Stephen Colbert's presidential campaign? All about political ickiness.
American Environmental Activist Valerie Morse Jailed for Terrorism in New Zealand (tags)
Valerie Morse, a well-known Wellington environmental activist and one of the 17 arrested in the police 'anti-terror' raids, previously published a book on the effects of the 'war on terror' just six months prior.
Why is the antiwar movement so weak? (tags)
SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S. invasion was a mistake. Today, that figure stands at 58 percent.
"Capitalism and Freedom" Unmasked (tags)
The dark side of Milton Friedman's economics.
Media and War (tags)
The news media in times of crisis and war reproduce and do not question the consciousness and attitudes of the elites. Wars are seen as exceptional situations by the media in which patriotism outweighs the journalistic self-image of critically distanced reporting.
Independent Voters Rejecting Democrats and Republicans (tags)
As the opposition to the Iraq War continues to mount across America and around the world, many independent voters are now rejecting the candidates of the two corporate parties and are considering third party candidates. Within the next three weeks the Socialist Party USA will meet for its National Convention, in St Louis Missouri; the organization is hoping to capture the votes of those independent voter and working class people that are searching for a new direction for the nation.
Political Quotes Quiz: Who Said It? (tags)
A MOM'S FYI: Who Said It? Take the Political Quotes quiz!.....Come on! Try it, you'll like it! (o:
The Tavistock Institute Institute of Human Relations by John Coleman ebook (2005) (tags)
PDF of "The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations - Shaping the Moral, Spiritual, Cultural, Political, and Economic Decline of The United States of America" (2005) corrected file
The Tavistock Institute Institute of Human Relations by John Coleman ebook (2005) (tags)
PDF of "The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations - Shaping the Moral, Spiritual, Cultural, Political, and Economic Decline of The United States of America" (2005)
Real Estate Crisis in the US (tags)
Credit failures in the real estate business threaten the whole payment system between banks, private businesses and households handled through short-term credits..The US real estate crisis affects other economic sectors and countries and cal also lead to a shift in class relations.
'A PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY' (tags)
Photos and Audios from Running Down the Wall - Anarchist Black Cross (tags)
These are photos from today...
DUTCH FASCISM & BUSH-ARROYO STATE TERRORISM ATTACK FILIPINO REFUGEES (tags)
Colluding with U.S. & Filipino reactionaries, Dutch fascist authorities arrested Jose Maria Sison, a Filipino political refugee, and raided the National Democratic Front International Information Office in Holland. This is a clear example of State Terrorism working on behalf of predatory imperialist capital. All progressives and democrats everywhere should protest this outrage and support the Filipino people's struggle for justice, equality, and true independence.
BTL: As Gonzales Resigns... (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
Edwards Veers Hard Right, Supports Escalating Middle East Conflicts (tags)
During a speech at the Herzliya Conference, a major international gathering dedicated to Israeli security and diplomatic issues, Edwards stuck to his hawkish positions on Iran.”—The Jewish Daily/Forward John Edwards promised to be a progressive candidate, but he now appears to be a devotee of the Democratic Leadership Council who is obviously under the heady ether of the Israel Lobby.
"Cargo-Cult Leninism" Part Two (tags)
Many so-called "Marxist" organizations today are plagued by "cargo-cult" leninism. They repeat words and phrases without understanding what they really mean. Why do people drink the kool-aid? Because they WANT to believe that things are OK.
Iraq Progress Report (tags)
The real conditions on the ground in Iraq
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.
tactical offensives from within strategic defensive (tags)
reverse the political inertia
Mexico: Students arrested- urgent solidarity needed (tags)
solidarity with the Mexican revolution
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/
The Destruction of Palestine (tags)
Three, one hour lectures on the ongoing terrorism and genocide by an unrelenting , heavily armed, racist state, in occupied Palestine.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN OAXACA (tags)
To the national and international media. To the people of Oaxaca and the peoples of the world. to all our comrades, both in the country and internationally, we ask you to organise urgent actions to oppose fascism in the state of Oaxaca.
High noon for Israel's political gunslinger (tags)
Russian-Israeli billionaire Arcadi Gaydamak will succeed both in whitewashing his dubious past and emerging as a political kingmaker in the next Israeli elections.
How to resume formal talks and have ceasefire in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations (tags)
The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) must address and resolve beforehand certain prejudicial questions raised by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in order to resume the formal talks in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. In this regard, the GRP must do the following: It must stop the extrajudicial killings, abductions, tortures, mass displacement of more than one million people and other human rights violations perpetrated by the reactionary armed forces. It must declare that it is against the "terrorist" blacklisting of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and the NDFP chief political consultant. It must indemnify the victims of human rights violations during the Marcos fascist regime. If the GRP wants to have a ceasefire during the peace negotiations, it must come to terms with the NDFP on the basis of the 10-point Concise Agreement for an Immediate Just Peace proposed by the NDFP and must agree with the NDFP on how to accelerate the forging of comprehensive agreements on social, economic and political reforms in order to address the root causes of the armed conflict.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (Political Remix Videos) (tags)
We are looking for innovative and interesting work that represents the best current offerings (made in 2006-2007) or is of historical significance to political remix practice for our upcoming 24/7: DIY Video Summit.
Reds reject peace overture (tags)
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) yesterday rejected a ceasefire offered by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. in a bid to revive stalled peace talks. CPP founder Jose Maria Sison, in a statement from the Netherlands, where he is in self-exile, said the group will only return to the negotiating table when the Philippine government moves to have it removed from a terrorist blacklisting in the United States and Europe. He stressed the Arroyo administration must also show it is sincere about stopping the military from carrying out political killings, while also indemnifying victims of human rights violations.
Solving the Fatah-Hamas Impasse (tags)
I was reading a news article on former Palestinian Information minister Dr Mustafa Barghouthi on An Najah University's (Nablus, Palestine) website when I stumbled upon this article on a Palestinian solution to the impasse between Fatah & Hamas below. It calls for reform of the PLO, dissolvement of the emergency gov, Hamas gov, & to end the current factionalism running rampant in territories by allowing all factions to join a new reformed government composed of other political parties: PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
Audio of Webster Tarpley speech in San Diego (tags)
This is an mp3 recording of Webster Griffin Tarpley speaking in San Diego on July 8, 2007 on the transforming political landscape in America. He stressed the importance of inserting 9/11 Truth into the 2008 presidential campaign with grassroots media activism, known as "Truths Squads". He also articulated how 9/11 truth can be the fulcrum point for pushing the tide in a positive direction.
Memorial Service for Ferd Eggan (tags)
Ferd Eggan, writer, activist, revolutionary, died 07/07/07 of liver cancer related to AIDS.
Political Crisis in El Salvador (tags)
A political crisis of explosive proportion is looming this week in El Salvador. In an apparent Effort to decapitate the leadership of one wing of the social movement, Salvadoran national police detained and imprisoned leaders of the Association of Rural Communities for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES), a social organization which has worked since the 1980’s with over three hundred organized communities to advocate for their rights. Along with 10 community members, the leaders were placed in “preventative detention” for up to three months pending trial by special tribunal on charges of terrorism.
Americas #1 Problem (tags)
THE BRITISH EMPIRE RE-CONQUERED AMERICA WITH A BANK AND A BOOK By Charles E. Carlson, July 19, 2005
ANTI TERRORISM ACT IS A LICENSE FOR AND A WEAPON OF STATE TERRORISM (tags)
The Anti-Terrorism Act (Republic Act No. 9372 or the Human Security Act of 2007) is part of the global wave of fascist legislation and state terrorism generated by the so-called global war on terror under the Bush regime of the US government. Aside from being a tool of US imperialism, the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) is a repressive tool of the Arroyo regime for intimidating and suppressing the people’s democratic movement and the broad range of opposition forces.
Is Barack Obama an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)
After years of Bush’s open-ended war on working people at home and abroad, many on the “left” are desperate for an alternative. For many, that alternative is Barack Obama, a Democratic Senator from Illinois. Obama, who is very careful with his words and actions, has done a good job so far of portraying himself as a “sensible progressive”. However, far from being a “progressive” alternative, Obama is at his core a typical representative of the bosses’ political parties. Despite presenting himself as a candidate of “change”, Obama is a defender of capitalism and imperialism, and hence of exploitation and oppression. On all fundamentals, he is far closer to Bush than he is to being a genuine alternative for working people.
The Neoliberal Catechism (tags)
Turning away from the state causes old age poverty and endangers life and limb.. The consequences of privatization are faded out in the US and Germany.. Defining freedom as only entrepreneurial freedom and freedom of capital can be easily veiled.
Mammoth electoral fraud in Philippines elections: Padding and shaving (tags)
Nearly three weeks after election day, there are still no definitive results for the Philippine elections to the Senate and House of Representatives. Counting is still continuing and in a number of provinces it has not even begun. This has nothing to do with inefficiency and everything to do with ballot-rigging. The Philippines is one of the most corrupt ‘democracies’ in the world. During the 2004 presidential election, the victory of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was widely attributed to large-scale fraud. A tape was massively circulated of a conversation between the President and Virgilio Garcillano, head of Comelec, the national election commission. Arroyo was heard addressing him familiarly, ‘Hello Garci’, and the election chief proudly assured her that he would guarantee her a million-vote majority.
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.
Political Genius: credit where it’s due (tags)
Few even know her name but she was responsible for the Roman Empire enduring for another fifteen hundred years as a theological empire. Most people and historical texts mistakenly refer to the Roman Emperor Constantine as the person who transformed the militaristic Roman Empire into the Holy Roman Empire, however, he was only a manipulated mommy’s boy.
the Iraq War -- a Socialist perspective (tags)
The war in Iraq is at the heart of the instability in the Middle East – and the U.S. It is now the third-longest-running war in U.S. history: longer than the American Civil War, the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean War. Only the Philippine-American and Vietnam Wars have lasted longer. Although control over Iraq’s oil was a major reason for the invasion, it was not the main factor. Overall strategic control over the region and teaching a “lesson” to any country that dares “step out of line” was the main objective. However, none of U.S. imperialism’s political, economic, or military objectives have been achieved. Far from demonstrating its power, U.S. imperialism has demonstrated the limits of its power. The results will be far-reaching both internationally and within the U.S. itself.
Bishops: 'Power politics' behind Jalosjos commutation (tags)
Despite Malacañang’s repeated denials, Catholic bishops suspect politics was behind President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s decision to commute the sentence of convicted rapist and former Zamboanga del Norte congressman Romeo Jalosjos. Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (ECPPC) executive director Rodolfo Diamante said the act also shows the “bias" of the administration towards known political allies. “Obviously it’s political because how come Jalosjos was given that privilege and denied the others who are more deserving," Diamante said in a statement posted on the CBCP website (www.cbcponline.net).
Build a United Anti-War Movement (tags)
After weeks of political show-boating, the Democrats have voted to continue the war in Iraq. Without even the fig leaf of a time line for a partial withdrawal, they have appropriated over $100 billion more public dollars to continue the occupation of Iraq, condemning thousands more Americans and Iraqis to death and dismemberment. This is another $100 billion that will not be used to create jobs, provide health care, or build schools and affordable housing. The total spent on the war now totals over $556 billion. Even the richest nation on earth cannot afford this policy of “guns before butter” forever. Bush is completely discredited, with little popular support and virtually none of his infamous “political capital”. And still the Democrats caved on the one issue that has galvanized the entire country, the one issue that propelled them to Congressional power in the mid-term elections. The message in November was crystal clear: “end the war now!”
NDFP verifies that Prof. Sison is NDFP chief political consultant and belies GRP claims (tags)
The National Council of the National Democrat Front of the Philippines hereby verifies that Prof. Jose Maria Sison is the NDFP chief political consultant and belies the claim of the Manila government that he is chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and head of the New People’s Army (NPA).
US Church and Labor Leaders to Pres. Arroyo: “Stop the Killings and Release Ka. Bel (tags)
The Philippines News Today, a local newspaper in the cities of San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada will release a full page Ad of American and Filipino progressive organizations and individuals calling among other things, an end to political killings in the Philippine and the immediate release of detained Congressman and labor leader Crispin Beltran and all political prisoners. The Supreme Court of the Philippines recently dismissed trumped up case against six Congress leaders including Beltran. Another local newspaper, Diaryo Pilipino, based in Southern California issued the same statement a month ago. Both newspapers have combined circulation of 60,000 that target to reach the majority of Filipinos living in the West Coast of North America.
Political Fiefdoms Dig In (tags)
A look at the election outcome in some of the political turfs would show whether the geopolitical balance of power has changed without necessarily shaking the infrastructures of political dynasties in those areas. The clan of Macapagal-Arroyo has been in power for 58 years, broken only by the Marcos dictatorship. Even if the clan has spun out its political presence in Camarines Sur and Negros, it has a lot of damage control coming up what with the province of Pampanga - considered Mrs. Arroyo's bailiwick and father Diosdado's birthplace - going to a new governor,
France urges RP to back disappearances treaty (tags)
France appealed to the Philippine government to sign and ratify an international treaty on forced disappearances in view of the pending assistance of local authorities by human rights experts from Europe in solving the unabated political killings in the country. French Ambassador to the Philippines Gerard Chesnel yesterday stressed the need for all democratic governments to support the treaty on disappearances, which will criminalize and put an end to rampant state-sanctioned abductions.
GOOD BYE, CINDY SHEEHAN (tags)
Terrorism Defined (tags)
The real meaning of terrorism.
North American Union Plan Headed To Congress In Fall (tags)
same perps as 911
A Cultural Review: A Good and Exceptional Filipino Cultural Night (tags)
If “ the Samahang Pilipino Cultural Night is the culmination of a yearlong journey of education and preparation undertaken by the Samahang Pilipino cast and the by-product serves as an important avenue to share and explore Pilipino culture,” then the last presentation “BALIKBAYAN: The Journey Home “ on May 19 was a success. Going further, it served its purpose to “address issues relevant to the Pilipino and the Pilipino-American community. We in the Filipino community, further salute the Samahang Pilipino especially the script development groups who was able to integrate the issues like immigration, immigrant rights, Pilipino Diaspora, identity issues among Pilipinos and Filipino American youths, the yearning to go back to the homeland, the issue of political killings, systemic change and nationalism as well as integration to the mainstream- the real community empowerment in the American society into the cultural event.
War with Iran : the Correct Political Perspective (tags)
Because of the bitterly partisan and rivalrous degeneration of the American political situation, which is the driving force behind the destruction of the Constitution among other things, I must ask readers to see if it might be possible to hear a person out when there position disagrees with your position, so that perhaps you might even have a chance to consider an issue thoughtfully before making up your mind, which would be a new development in American politics, and might even save the country from further turns towards Caesar, supported by many because of the onrushing disaster.
People's power and U.S.Plutonium (tags)
Without a mass mobilization of indignant citizen the atomic secrets buried in the caves and bunkers of the Berici Hills around Vicenza would have remained secreted below the loads of cement hastily poured over them. The concrete may have temporarily buried the evidence had not the U.S. military decided to extend their bases and expand these perfect underground storage spaces for more of their weapons of war.
California Governor In League With Union Criminals (tags)
A Los Angeles union proves to secretly deal with the Governor & other political parties, & they have corrupted our Justice System.
TOOLKIT FOR DISMANTLING THE ARROYO KILLING MACHINE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
On this May 14 election week, the brutal Arroyo regime in the Philippines backed by the Bush administration is facing the people's judgment for "crimes against humanity." This essay reflects on themes and issues surrounding the crisis of the neocolonial polity in the context of Bush's war of terror and barbaric, predatory globalized capital's assault on the peoples of the world.
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.
The War on Free Expression (tags)
The struggle to save our First Amendment rights
Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation (tags)
"On Tuesday, without note in the U.S. media, more than half of the members of Iraq's parliament rejected the continuing occupation of their country. 144 lawmakers signed onto a legislative petition calling on the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal, according to Nassar Al-Rubaie, a spokesman for the Al Sadr movement, the nationalist Shia group that sponsored the petition."
Quicksilver Times: a study in the infiltration and manipulation of alternative media (tags)
Some things change, some don't.
Your Political Status: Sovereign or Citizen? (tags)
All humans are born Sovereigns. Membership, or "Citizenship" in governments implies a conscious revocation of each individual's sovereignity, giving rule of the individual over to the government. listen to these files
Political conjunctions and Blurring definitions (tags)
A number of factors have recently formed a conjunction, which provided a new view of a popular ‘reality’. Whenever the flames of the terrorist ‘threat’ begin to wane convenient arrests are made that fan the embers back into flames of concern. Recent police raids in Sydney and Melbourne have resulted in the arrests of two Sri Lankan Tamils; “two men have appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on terrorism related charges,” ran the intro from one media outlet while another ran with, “men face terrorism charges after raids.” I’m sure we all get the drift but it should be noted that assistant commissioner to the Federal Police, Frank Prendergast, went to lengths "to make it clear that these men weren't involved in any possible attacks on Australian soil.” Well then, what?
FILIPINA MILITANTS CONDEMN ARROYO-BUSH FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)
The 2nd session of the Permanent People's Tribunal (March 21-25, The Hague, Netherlands) marks a historic milestone in the Filipino people's struggle for social justice and true independence from U.S. imperialism and predatory global capital. This brief report sums up the major achievement of the Tribunal, highlighting the role of progressive Filipina women in the fight for freedom and people's liberation.
Ministry of love
AJLPP Condemns the Killing of Two Peasant Leaders/Attempted Massacre in Mindanao (tags)
The Alliance for Just anbd Lasting Peace (AJLPP) based in the United States vehemently condemn in the strongest terms possible the killing of two peasant leader in Davao and the wounding of three others in an attempted massacre in New Bataan, Davao in the island of Mindanao last April 26. Two members of a Davaol peasant group were shot dead and three others wounded in the southern Philippines, the media sources reported, Friday.
Human Rights Activist Sentenced to Five Years (tags)
The thinker (tags)
works it out
AIPAC policy working (tags)
The Surge is not
A tsunami of racism, the political views of Mr Wilders [Dutch MP] (tags)
The political views of Mr G. Wilders, the newly elected Dutch MP, who came into power with 9 seats after the Dutch parliamentary elections dd 2006, are not only being characterized by populism, racism and Islamophobia, also they contain elements, which hold a plea for the foundation of a police-state.
STOP THE KILLINGS AND ABDUCTIONS (tags)
The Alliance Philippine (AJLPP) condemn in the strongest terms possible the continued spree of political killings and abduction of progressive leaders in the Philippines. The campaign of political killings and abduction continued unabated despite the international condemnation by international organizations of the US-Arroyo regime. And the most embarrassing, the killings and abduction were committed despite the Lenten season. Also in flagrant violation of the JASIG, it has summarily executed Sotero Llamas, Political Consultant of the NDFP, and caused the involuntary disappearance of NDFP Consultants and their immediate families and staff, namely, Rogelio Calubad and his son Gabriel; Prudencio Calubid, his wife Celine Palma and two companions, Leopoldo Ancheta and Philip Limjoco. The AJLPP believed that as long as the US-Arroyo regime remained play deaf and dumb on political killings and abduction of activists in the Philippines, her hands will be filled with blood and not too soon, she will pay like Marcos and Estrada for her crimes against the people.
AJLPP HAILS PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISION FOR THE PROVISIONAL RELEASE OF SATUR OCAMPO (tags)
The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) shared the progressive Filipino democratic movement joy and relief over the Supreme Court decision for the detained BAYAN MUNA Congress person Satur Ocampo. It proved US President and jurist John Quincy Adams statement; “ The independence of the court safeguards the independence of the nation.” While we savor the tactical victory we are not completely happy. Congressperson Ka Bel ( Crispin Beltran) is still languishing in jail together with more than 200 other political prisoners like the Mamburao 6 and the Tagaytay 5 all of whom are peasants. We should exert all efforts to free all political prisoners and stop the political persecution under the US- Arroyo regime.
AIPAC and ADL to merge (tags)
Dagan, the head of Mossad, has ordered his two security service in the US to merge and go after Pelosi.
Pitfalls of the Party-List Law (Conclusion) (tags)
The present party-list system has shortcomings that make it impossible to truly represent marginalized sectors, an expert on election laws told Bulatlat in an interview.
Politically Motivated and Retaliatory Evictions (tags)
Retaliation by the power brokers against activists results in homelessness
I fully agree: “There IS a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” (tags)
VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: On Sunday, March 18, at the 63rd half-yearly meeting of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in Bogota, its chairman, Rafael Molina said that “there is a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” ... a statement with which I fully agree.
Two Washington Meetings, One Goal: Stop Political Killings in the Philippines (tags)
Leaders and members of Baptist, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, ANSWER Seattle, Veterans for Peace and the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) will fund-raise on Mar 16, Friday at 6 PM at the University Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington to publish a full page ad in the leading newspaper in the Philippines demanding among others an immediate end to political killings that to date have claimed 840 lives of social activists.
Bush, ‘political cadaver’ -- It’s all but (over) (tags)
There is something politically odd about Bush’s tour of various Latin American countries. South American nations were ‘lost’ to the U.S. some time ago – the price paid for America’s fixation in the Middle East. Bush is loathed internationally but is particularly despised in Latin America. The Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez accurately called Bush a “political cadaver” and led 20,000 Argentinian supporters in the chant, “gringo go home”, during his counter-tour of the region.
AJLPP –USA Condemns the latest killing of ANAKPAWIS Provincial Coordinator (tags)
-The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) –USA condemn in the most strongest terms possible the brazen killing of Renato “Atong” Pacaide, general secretary of the peasant organization, NAMDDS. a chapter of the KMP ( Peasant Movement of the Philippines and Provincial Coordinator of party list group ANAKPAWIS last March 2, 2007
Political Prisoner Benefit for Daniel McGowan and Jaan Lamaan (tags)
From anti-colonial resisters to victims of the green scare, political prisoners have been incarcerated for their part in liberation movements. Now more than ever, it is critical that we challenge the legitimacy of the imprisonment of all political prisoners.
PHILIPPINES: Ghost of the fraudulent 2004 elections will haunt this year’s polls (tags)
As the opposition and the administration finalize their line-up, AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) warned voters of opportunists who would cover up the single most important issue in this year’s elections – the ‘Hello Garci ’ controversy.
Statement of Prof. Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur of the UN-Human Rights Council (tags)
Professor Phillip Alston, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions in the Philippines
Activists Visit Congresswoman Sanchez (tags)
MoveOn.org political action members delivered "Congress Decides" letters to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in an effort to end the war funding and bring our troops home from Iraq.
PHILIPPINES: ANTI-TERROR ACT FURTHER EMBOLDENS FORCES OF STATE TERRORISM (tags)
Even without the Anti-Terror Act, euphemistically called the Human Security Act of 2007, the US-directed Arroyo regime has unleashed the counterrevolutionary military and police forces on the people and spurred them to commit all kinds of barbarities, including the massacre and massive displacement of people in the countryside and the extrajudicial killing, abduction and torture of so many unarmed legal activists. These atrocities are all in line with the Bush global war of terror and its Philippine puppet version called Oplan Bantay Laya I and II. Upon the signing of the Anti-Terror Act by Gloria M. Arroyo, the reactionary military and forces and their special operations teams and death squads are further licensed and further emboldened to commit acts of state terrorism. The main objective of the Act is to suppress the people’s movement for national liberation and democracy and the broad range of legal forces criticizing and opposing the regime. If the targets of the act were only such small groups like the supposedly Al Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf and Jema’ah Islamiyah, the existing system of security agencies and criminal law on murder would have sufficed.
Want to STOP Amerikan Fascism? Then STOP supporting it! Tax Rebellion 2007 (tags)
Then stop supporting it. Simply stop paying federal fees, taxes, debt and other ransoms from neo-feudalism. Starting now! Highway Blog, spray paint, banner drop, tell friends, call up family, shout it out to neighbors, leave leaflets at pubs and cafes, hand write it in big letters on that wall or across the window. "STOP THE WARS, NO MORE TAX PAYING!" "STARVE THE BEAST!"
www.NomadsLand.com – a new Internet platform for social issue filmmakers, political satir (tags)
NomadsLand.com – an internet video platform for social issue filmmakers and political satirists – has launched its Alpha website in its mission to offer alternative distribution for cinema with a social message.
Organizing against police suppression of political activities (tags)
Jim DeMaegt was visited by the Secret Service at his apartment building on January 3 of this year at about 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.
Political Prisoner Benefit (tags)
When: Saturday March 3rd 2pm - 7pm Where: Southern California Library for Social Research, 6120 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles 90044.
Victory for the L.A. 8: Judge Throws Out Charges in 20 Year Old Palestinian Deportation Ca (tags)
LOS ANGELES - In a decision received today, Los Angeles Immigration Judge Bruce J. Einhorn ordered an end to deportation proceedings against Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh, members of the "Los Angeles Eight" (LA8). The two have faced deportation for their alleged political associations with a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization for more than twenty years.
Freedom for Anarchist Prisoners in Oaxaca! Freedom for Oscar and Sacramento! (tags)
Anarchists and anti-authoritarians have played a vital role in the struggle against the government of Ulisses Ruiz Ortiz in Oaxaca. Among the many prisoners being held in jails around Mexico are anarchist activists Oscar Santa Maria Caro and Sacramento Delfino Cano Hernandez who were arrested on November 30th in Oaxaca.
Pesante-EFJP Los Angeles Remembers Mendiola Massacre (tags)
Filipinos and their solidarity allies militantly remembered the 20th year of the Mendiola Massacre of January 22, 1987, solemnly paid tribute to the 820 victims of political killings in the Philippines and reaffirmed their solidarity to the people’s struggle in the Philippines last night, January 22, 2007 at Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.
Pesante-EFJP Los Angeles Remembers Mendiola Massacre 20th Year and Political Killing Vict (tags)
Filipinos and their solidarity allies militantly remembered the 20th year of the Mendiola Massacre of January 22, 1987, solemnly paid tribute to the 820 victims of political killings in the Philippines and reaffirmed their solidarity to the people’s struggle in the Philippines last night, January 22, 2001 at Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery in Historic Filipino town, Los Angeles. Scores of Filipino Americans and their solidarity allies held a 20-minute ecumenical service led by Rev. Frs. Joe Tronco, Dennis and Rene De Guzman. A 12-minute short film “ The Golf War” explaining the situation of the Philippine peasantry was also shown.
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.
THE CALIFORNIA ANTI-WAR SOLDIERS MUST NOT STAND ALONE (tags)
IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ
The most dangerous men in America (tags)
they want to kill our boys
Philippines - 2006 worst year for rights since Marcos (tags)
Political murders in the Philippines reached their highest level in 2006 since the toppling of dictator Ferdinand Marcos more than 20 years ago, human-rights activists say. More than 180 activists—including journalists, human-rights workers, leftwing politicians, trade unionists and lawyers—were assassinated this year for their criticism of those in power, they say. “An average of three extrajudicial killings are occurring every week in the country,” a Canadian human-rights team concluded recently after a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian nation. “A clear pattern of state-perpetrated politically motivated extrajudicial killings” was occurring in the country, the team said.
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)
The Dangerous Double Standard (tags)
In the early nineties, people hoped for the irrevocable ending of fear and the great peace dividend.. The governing limit themselves to fighting symptoms. The causes of terror are not a theme for them.
Direct solidarity with the oppressed and exploited in Oaxaca (tags)
When we read the communiqués sent out by APPO [Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca / Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca] and by all the organizations, collectives and individuals that are today a part of it, including some anarchist companions that innocently follow these shitpile bourgeoisie and authoritarians, we honestly ask ourselves if we are talking about the same thing, or worse yet, if we even co-exist in the same country or if they are narrating to us what occurs in a distant galaxy.
Party and Class (tags)
A party lives when there is the existence of a doctrine and a method of action. A party is a school of political thought and consequently an organisation of struggle. The first characteristic is a fact of consciousness, the second is a fact of will, or more precisely of a striving towards a final end.
Puppet leadership in Western ‘Democracies’ (tags)
Corporate power and rulership in western societies is complete, governments either conform to corporate dictates or are quickly replaced by compliant political alternatives. The management of information via the monopolised mass media and the complete domination of the economy maintain and sustain corporate supremacy. The masses suffer increased subjection (debt slavery) and vulnerability (limited options) as a result of decreased representation by governments. Corporate rule has reduced the real status of the public to servility and subservience, not dissimilar to the ancient Roman model of kept house-slaves. The belief that Roman slaves were constantly maltreated is based on erroneous images (whipped galley-slaves) that Hollywood and the entertainment industry have popularised. Ancient Roman slaves lived in basic but tolerable conditions, similar (in relative terms) to the servile masses of today.
Cory Aquino to join Dec. 17 Anti Charter Change rally at Luneta , Philippines (tags)
After the serties oftropical storms, a new political storm is brewing in the Philippines. The Icon Of Filipino People Power whose constiution of 1987 is named after ( The Cory Constitution of 1987) --the target of the US-Arroyo regime charter change yesterday said she would take part in the Church-led prayer rally on Dec. 17 to protest the Palace-backed move by administration congressmen, since withdrawn, to amend the 1987 Charter through a constituent assembly (Con-ass). In a brief statement, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino also called on the people to join the rally at the Rizal Park . She said in a statement: “I will join the prayer rally on Sunday at the Luneta to express my moral outrage at the attempt of administration congressmen to foist their processed idea of Charter change upon the nation by turning Congress into a constituent assembly,”
Open letter to the Founding Fathers (tags)
and their descendants
Interview - Flavio Sosa member of the Collective Direction of the APPO (tags)
The repression has been permanent, has talked nonsense against the main houses of the managing ones of the Appo, has made irruptions in several addresses. He is terrible, seems one black novel. Ulises Ruiz has made of the terror practical politics. It acts is through the police who using sicari. USA also of the judges in order to make to imprison activists with false imputations.
Rightwing Anti-Capitalism (tags)
The interests of the working class are no longer defended by the dominant parties. On the background of this representation crisis (cf Gramsci), rightwing populist parties have electoral successes all over Europe.
Philippines: Charter Change is Arroyo's Cover-up (tags)
AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) today stepped up efforts to derail attempts at the House of Representatives to initiate Charter Change (Cha Cha), calling the move as nothing more than an attempt to cover up the seething political crisis hounding Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA).
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).
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!!! (tags)
Submit an article/letter on your views of the 1960s for our book!
Augusto Pinochet Fake (tags)
Santiago, Chile, Dec 5 - Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was rapidly recovering on Tuesday from a heart attack that his family and doctors said nearly killed him but that some of his critics said may have been exaggerated or even faked.
U.S. leaders fail to see the folly in small wars (tags)
Americans are at a distinct disadvantage in wars against materially weaker enemies because they tend to separate war and politics, viewing military victory as an end in itself, and because the U.S. military is profoundly averse to counterinsurgency.
BTL:Protest at U.S. Military-Training School Builds Campaign to... (tags)
...Close School of the Americas/WHINSEC~Interview with Joao da Silva, communications coordinator with the School of the Americas Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Campaign to free Dame Dieng, a young computer genius imprisoned in Senegal (tags)
Dame Dieng is 21 and has been arrested without any valid explanation, the Senegalese police invented the same old insult and threat known for centuries stuff when they invaded the political opponent, Idrissa Seck, headquarters where Dame Dieng happened to be, he had been recruited by this contradictor to the authoritarian Wade regime after having worked for a newspaper’s website and proved there his incredible gifts for computer matters.
BTL:Court-Ordered Documents Detail Pentagon Spying on U.S. Anti-War Groups (tags)
Interview with Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
9/11 E-Book Collection (tags)
Below are a list of links to .pdf files of worthwhile e-books mostly related to 9/11 Research or related political topics.
Spirituality and Liberation: Segundo Galilea (tags)
Advent is a time of beginning as crisis can be a time to pause and gain new perspectives and priorities. We are called to be internation-alistas, to create a new language and a new mathematics. The world will be changed when people speak as Jesus spoke, in a way that scandalizes and attracts by its power
Theologians of the Market Economy (tags)
Mandeville's thesis that private vices often change inadvertently into collective virtues as a bee collaborates in building a beehive is a literary construction. The market in Smith's explanation is nothing but a religious paradox.
International Conference on Immigrant Rights at San Diego State University on December 9th (tags)
Immigrant Rights Conference with Keynote Speaker Nativo V. Lopez
The elephant has spoken (tags)
And he said Hoyer
The elephant says... (tags)
Let Hoyer rule
Barack (Osama) Obama unmasked: Another G.E. Bush-Clinton stooge (tags)
It can now be reported that the new US Media pet Barack Obama Democrat Illinois has amassed a 21 million dollar slush fund. The money is tied to Texas Tejas Security, a major backer of the Bush family. Barack Osama Obama is also tied to a Chicago Washington Based law firm Skadden Arps. What makes this scandalous is...
Peace Perspectives for the Middle East (tags)
Whoever wants peace for the region must tackle problems at the root. The problems of the Middle East can only be solved in a political process, not through war.. European experiences shows that hatred and violence can be overcome.
VOTE THE PRESIDENTIAL TICKET OF ASSATA SHAKUR/LYNNE STEWART IN NOVEMBER 2008 (tags)
YES, A WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT BUT NOT 'THAT' WOMAN
Philippines: AKBAYAN holds successful 3rd Congress (tags)
Amidst escalating repression and political crisis, the Akbayan Citizens Action Party recently held its Third Regular Congress last October 14 and 15, 2006, at the Riverbend Hotel in Marikina City. With the theme "Ipaglaban ang Dangal ng Pilipino, Ipaglaban ang Kinabukasan Ngayon" (Claim the Future Now), Akbayan marked its more than eight years existence as an alternative national political party in the Philippines.
The Lexington Comair Crash, Part One: The Hand on the Datastream (tags)
The NTSB and FAA blame pilot error, Comair is suing the FAA and Blue Grass Airport - but a look at the manifest for Flight 5191 reveals a number of the dead had ties to the criminalized intelligence sector and "homeland security" scandals. Part One examines the political ties of a passenger employed at Affiliated Computer Services, based in Dallas, a CIA front with its hands in votescam, torture at Guantanamo Bay and the current executive stock option back-dating scandal.
The fake compassion of Europe's right-wing (tags)
It’s interesting to see what issues can infiltrate and corrupt the Left. Usually the offenses are blatant— supporting the ‘war on terror’, electing ‘progressive Democrats’, calling for military intervention into a troubled region (Yugoslavia— and now Sudan). Sometimes though, more subtle topics can confuse and disorientate the Left, the most recent example being the sudden reemergence of the WWI Armenian genocide as a hot-button issue.
PHILIPPINES: Resist Arroyo’s “mad dog” campaign to cripple the political opposition! (tags)
The Department of Interior and Local Government’s “preventive suspension” of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay and his entire city council based on flimsy administrative charges marks the height of the Arroyo government’s “mad dog” campaign to cripple the political opposition by all means.
Laro Nicol a political prisoner (tags)
Laro Nicol got two years in prison for a victimless crime that harmed no one, while Michelle Chavez got a mere 5 months in prison for stealing over $100,000. Both were first time offenders.
Street Signs and Solar Ovens! Social Craft in LA (tags)
A though provoking exhibition featuring artwork created with social activism as its inspiration. The exhibit explores the inventive objects and strategies created by artists in response to the environmental, political and social issues of our time. The objects featured will include protest art meant for public display as well as tools for socially conscious living.
"Philippine President" Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is the Coddler of Criminals (tags)
Yesterday, former University of the Philippines president and Laban ng Masa (Struggle of the Masses) Chairperson, Dr. Francisco "Dodong" Nemenzo, Jr and ten others were charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly harboring fugitive rebel soldiers belonging to the Magdalo group which the government believed to be involved in the July 2003 failed coup.
This Thursday: Protest Schwarzenegger in Bel Air (tags)
Come Join Rally for Prop 89 and Protest Corrupt Politicsop. 89: Stop Political Corruption
Stand Firm against the Persecution and Senseless Killing of Church People and Other Social (tags)
Justice for Bishop Alberto Ramento! Justice for all 756 victims of political killings including church workers, peasants, union officials and organizers, journalists, women, student activists, lawyers, doctors and peace advocates who, in their pursuit of justice for the poor and oppressed, have been felled down by the military death squads of the government of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
SEVEN BASIC PALESTINIAN PROPAGANDA DEVICES (tags)
Propaganda is used by those who want to communicate in ways that engage the emotions, and downplay rationality, in an attempt to promote a certain message. To effectively present Israel to the public, and to counter anti-Israel messages, it is necessary to understand propaganda devices.
Imperial Oil (tags)
addicted to oil
Zionism And Its Impact (tags)
The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.
Code Name "Northwoods" (tags)
What was conceived with Northwoods was nothing but blatant state terrorism perpetrated by a superpower supposedly spreading freedom, democracy and human rights worldwide.. Truth is the first victim before and in every war.
Jim Gilchrist to speak at Chapman University (tags)
Jim Gilchrist, Grand Wizard of the MinuteKKKlan Project, will be poisoning young minds with his racist filth at Chapman University in Orange County, California on Monday, October 2!
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!"
During a public protest, politicians and ex-employee closed Coca Cola's offices in Mexico (tags)
Coca Cola FEMSA is accused of discriminating a manager for being homosexual • Openly Gay Federal Congressman supports the plaintiff in symbolic act. • ALTERNATIVA liberal political party, Mexico City’s Leader, was there as well. • The Gay Pride Organization Committee backs Roberto Mendoza.
Jim Gilchrist to speak at Chapman University (tags)
Jim Gilchrist, Grand Wizard of the MinuteKKKlan Project, will speak at Chapman University in Orange County, California on Monday, October 2!
CONFESSIONS OF AN OLD MILITANT-A CAUTIONARY TALE (tags)
THIS CONFESSION IS NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED-BE FOREWARNED
HEAR this HOT Intelligence Briefing: Bin Laden IS Dead now comes the Timeline Questions (tags)
BIN LADEN IS DEAD NOW COMES THE TIMELINE QUESTION HEAR THIS HOT INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING
Turning the Tide on Religious Fundamentalism— Free Lecture (tags)
I’ve been invited to give a lecture at Arizona State University this fall on evolutionary science and its uses in progressive activism. The version of the lecture I wanted to give turned out to be 4 hours long, so I recorded that version in 13 tracks and posted it on my website for free download at www.newbookforanewworld.com/lecture.
Global Day of Action Demands End to Killings in the Philippines (tags)
Global Day of Action Demands End to Killings in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES: Remember Martial Law! (tags)
September Twenty-One Protest against Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (STOP-GLORIA)
Chevron Fights Proposition 89 (tags)
Big Oil has begun funding the effort to prevent public financing of political campaigns in California.
ANGELIDES REACHES OUT TO INDEPENDENT VOTERS (tags)
San Francisco, CA … September 21, 2006 … Gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides opened a new channel of outreach to independent voters this week via the IndependentVoice.org campaign. Angelides offered detailed answers to an 8-part questionnaire on political reform developed by IndependentVoice.org, a California organization which promotes the power of the state’s 3.6 million independent voters. Statewide polls show that independents, who currently make up 23% of registered voters, will likely be the determining factor in who wins the race for Governor this year.
FIGHT RESURGENT FASCISM, FIGHT ARROYO'S UNDECLARED MARTIAL LAW (tags)
We activist of the First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN)- USA commemorate the thirty-fourth year declaration of martial law in the Philippines that plunged the country into 14 years of dictatorship. Today, on the 34th year commemoration of martial law, we have to struggle against another tyrant who wanted to impose the same dictatorship under another label. We have to fight on! We still have to fight a war to win –the war against forgetting and revisionism. We have to wage a protracted war to remember, relive and reaffirm with our collective memories, our struggle for national democracy and the social liberation of our people.
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.
AJLPP-USA Mobilize for the Martial Law Commemoration and International Global Days of Acti (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA in solidarity with the people of the Philippines in their militant protest against political killings, call to resume peace negotiations and in commemoration of the 34th year of the declaration of martial rule in the Philippines launches different types of activities from September 21-23 in four major cities in the United States.
Photos of the Political Speakers at Jewish Temple Emanuel of Tempe (tags)
Photos of the Political Speakers at Jewish Temple Emanuel of Tempe
Kyl speaks at the Jewish Center (tags)
Photos of the canidates who talked at the political event at the Jewish Center in Tempe on Sunday
AJLPP-USA MOBILIZES FOR MARTIAL LAW COMMEMORATION (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA in solidarity with the people of the Philippines in their militant protest against political killings, call to resume peace negotiations and in commemoration of the 34th year of the declaration of martial rule in the Philippines launches different types of activities from September 21-23 in four major cities in the United States. The following cities will ho
Zimbabwe and Pan-African Liberation (tags)
An interview with Netfa Freeman, just returned from Zimbabwe
Islamic Fascism Yhe New Hysteria (tags)
THE CHIEFTAINS of the never-ending "war on terror" are peddling a newly updated enemy: "Islamic fascism." When the rulers of the American political establishment start denouncing fascism, don't be deceived--they're out to promote an agenda of imperial conquest. No one who opposes U.S. wars and occupations should concede an inch to this lie.
The turning point (9/11) (tags)
"What can have in common the molecules structured in self-reproducing complexes, the cells coordinated in pluricellular organisms, the ecosystems and even the economic and political systems? The working hypothesis is that life just can rise on the border between order and chaos, close to a sort of phase transition. The systems finding themselves in these conditions are those more likely to coordinate complex activities and to evolve"
My Virulent Anti-Semitism (and theirs) (tags)
No justice, no peace...
Minuteman Project in serious troubles? (tags)
Dear MySpace Minuteman Project Friends,
Zionism And Its Impact (tags)
The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.
National Latino Congreso Endorses Public Campaign Financing (tags)
The National Latino Congreso is meeting in Los Angeles for the comprehensive Latino political gathering since 1977. Today, delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for public financing of election campaigns in California.
Katrina, one year later: For black liberation through socialist revolution! (tags)
We revolutionaries insist that black liberation, including the conquest of full democratic rights for blacks in the US, can only be achieved through socialist revolution. It is hopeless and naïve to expect the US government to "rebuild for democracy". The face of US capitalist "democracy" was unmasked by Hurricane Katrina, and it's not going to get any prettier.
Nothing to fear but the politicians who are using fear (tags)
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. H. L. Mencken
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE RANK AND FILE TROOPS IN IRAQ (tags)
IT IS TIME TO LEAVE IRAQ
The Significance of Two August 21st Incidents in Philippine History (tags)
Like the rising number of political killings, the August 21, 1983 Aquino assassination remains unsolved. Despite the court findings which sent several military men involved in Aquino’s murder to jail, the people still believe that the real masterminds are still scot-free, and are still in the limelight, and are enjoying their loot in their unperturbed ostentatious style. As we join our voice with all of those who work for a just and lasting peace and fight for justice, the FQSN-USA remembers these historical incidents to remind the Filipino community in the United States that we still face the enemies of the people responsible for these crimes. It is our duty not to let them go unpunished. We will never forget. We will continue to struggle against political amnesia and always uphold the truth.
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.
Independent Voters Driving Reform Agenda Into California Governor's Race (tags)
San Francisco, CA … IndependentVoice.org, a California organization which promotes the power of the state’s 3.6 million independent voters, launched the next stage of a campaign today to directly invovle independent voters in the upcoming California gubernatorial election by introducing their agenda for poltical reform and challenging all candidates to endorse it.
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.
The politics of the latest terror scare (tags)
Five days after UK authorities arrested 24 British-born Muslims and announced that they and their American counterparts had thwarted a plot to blow up trans-Atlantic flights from London to the US, neither the British nor the American government has produced any facts to substantiate their dire claims.
Why Democracies evolve into Dictatorships (tags)
It took only six years with Bush Jr. as President to give birth to a new generation of radical political activists, journalists, and commentators, whose main concerns are subjecting the insane policies of the President to exposure and condemnation; this, it seems, constitutes the foundation for nearly the entire realm of real political opposition in the U.S. The strategy here is limited to educating people about the destructive policies of the Republicans and hoping that in response, a protest or political movement will evolve powerful enough to either reform or displace those in power. Education of course, is absolutely crucial in transforming any dissident organization into an entity capable of action and results. However, by focusing only on the policies of the Republicans, without explaining the larger framework from whence they came, political education is greatly hindered, limiting the potential for effective action.
What is political correctness? (tags)
What is political correctness, where did it come from, and why is it so influential at universities? It is the object of widespread ridicule, usually a very powerful weapon, so why doesn't it go away?
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.
Occupation, not democracy! (tags)
This leaflet was distributed during the second week of the occupations and in the 10000 people demonstration in Thessaloniki. Its content was determined by what we saw then as the major weaknesses of the movement, i.e. the adherence to democratic procedures and generally to a democratist ideology along with the absence of any critique of schoolwork and of the media’s mediating role.
What would happen if Israel had won the war? (tags)
It is impossible to speak of a Hizbullah victory' when nearly a thousand Lebanese civilians have been killed, thousands more injured, a million people internally displaced; and Lebanon's infrastructure, environment and economy laid to waste as the world watches. The general consensus however is that Hizbullah's and Lebanon's steadfastness after four weeks of merciless Israeli attacks means that Israel has failed to achieve its objectives through military means: crushing/disarming Hizbullah, reinstating its deterrent, and protecting the security of northern Israel. Indeed, Hizbullah's resistance has gained unprecedented support throughout the Arab world, and Nasrallah has emerged as a Nasser-like figure who has restored pride to Arabs everywhere in contrast to the uniformly servile and unpopular Arab regimes.
FREE THE TAGAYTAY 5! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN ARROYO'S JAILS! (tags)
The massive human rights violations in the Philippines by the Arroyo regime have been universally condemned by Amnesty International, the United Nations, National Lawyers Guild, Reporters Without Borders, and other international bodies. We call on U.S. citizens to demand the cut-off of U.S. military and other assistance to the corrupt and illegitimate Arroyo regime as a gesture of solidarity to millions of Filipinos victimized by the tyrannical, militarist Arroyo regime.
In Tribute to Fidel Castro (tags)
Part I, "In Tribute to Fidel Castro", lists some of his extraordinary, truly astonishing achievements. Part II asks, "How Can We Best Honor Him?", and answers with an Action Plan designed to defeat the Corporation-Government-corporate Mass Media axis that threatens Cuba and all of us with an international Fascist strait-jacket.
The Bankruptcy of the Hawks (tags)
The pcitures of victims among the civilian Lebanese population and the heroic fighting Mudschahedin play into the hands of the Jihad-rhetoric of Al-Qaida..The war against terror can only be won when the ideas of Al-Qaida are discredited.
What way forward in the struggle against war? (tags)
As the brutal US-Israeli war against the Lebanese people enters its fourth week, there is no sign that the massacre of innocent civilians is about to end. On the contrary, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), backed by air strikes and artillery fire, are pressing deeper into Lebanon, with the apparent aim of advancing 18 miles to the Litani River, either killing or driving out the entire population between it and the Israeli border.
Hizballah: A Primer (tags)
Middle EastHizballah, the Lebanese Shi‘i movement whose militia is fighting the Israeli army in south Lebanon, has been cast misleadingly in much media coverage of the ongoing war. Much more than a militia, the movement is also a political party that is a powerful actor in Lebanese politics and a provider of important social services. Not a creature of Iranian and Syrian sponsorship, Hizballah arose to battle Israel’s occupation of south Lebanon from 1982-2000 and, more broadly, to advocate for Lebanon’s historically disenfranchised Shi‘i Muslim community.
The "hiding among civilians" myth (tags)
"You can be a member of Hezbollah your entire life and never see a military wing fighter with a weapon," a Lebanese military intelligence official, now retired, once told me. "They do not come out with their masks off and never operate around people if they can avoid it. They're completely afraid of collaborators. They know this is what breaks the Palestinians -- no discipline and too much showing off."
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.
Appeasement 2006: Europe capitulates to American-Israeli aggression (tags)
The international conference in Rome held Wednesday to address the crisis precipitated by the Israeli attack on Lebanon ended without a call for a ceasefire. According to numerous press accounts, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stood virtually alone in opposing any language in the conference statement suggesting that the Israeli onslaught, which has already caused close to 500 civilian deaths and destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, should be ended any time soon.
THE CRIME OF LEBANON AND PALESTINE - ARE IRAN AND SYRIA NEXT? (tags)
ISRAEL'S US FUNDED AND SUPPORTED WAR ON LEBANON AND PALESTINE
ACTION ALERT: STOP ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN LEBANON AND GAZA. (tags)
URGENT! SEND A LETTER TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW! click here: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/CFLWeb/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=4650 Please copy, e-mail and distribute as widely as possible. *In the past few days Israel has killed hundreds of Lebanese and Palestinian civilians—in many cases wiping out entire families—in clear violation of international law. I am dismayed that, despite the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas, the U.S. has stifled any attempts to bring the matter to the United Nations in hopes of reaching a resolution. I demand that my representatives speak out against the war crimes taking place in the Middle East right now.
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.
Tom Hayden regrets past support for Israeli policy (tags)
In 1982, Tom Hayden shocked peace activists by his unqualified support of Israel's aggression in Lebanon. Hayden now writes of the political pressures he was under, and warns that politicians should *not* be afraid to speak up now, as he was then. It is yet another reason why progressives throughout California will continue to oppose the agenda of AIPAC, and protest its festivities this coming December.
BTL:Israel's Unilateral Approach Toward Middle East Conflict is... (tags)
...Root Cause of Latest Battles in Gaza and Lebanon ~ Interview with Molly Malekar, director of Bat Shalom, or Daughters for Peace, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Hamas, from islamic revival-movement to Palestinian government (tags)
In contary with the leading opinions of the American-European politicians and media, the aim of Hamas, calling by them the ''distruction'' of the State of Israel, is not to kill or expell the Israeli-Jewish population, but to dismantle the zionistic State Model and to make an end to 39 year Israeli occupation and settlementspolicy
"Realist" as Swearword in Bush's Iraq Quagmire (tags)
The great historical crisis of the 1860s proeduced Abraham Lincoln; the "Great Depression" produced Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We can only hope the political system of the US will produce similar leading figures.
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.
Bolante wants US to give him asylum (tags)
Former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante has sought political asylum in the US, where he has been detained after US immigration canceled his visa last week. A source in the Department of Foreign Affairs said Bolante asked for asylum about 1 a.m. on Thursday, Manila time. The information jibes with the report of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) that Bolante’s lawyer in Los Angeles confirmed he had requested asylum.
Korean American-led DMZ//38 Releases No Man’s Land Album (tags)
“We can be as one, look what the split has done” proclaims DMZ on “Reunify,” an impassioned anthem from No Man’s Land, the debut album from the LA-based band DMZ//38. DMZ//38 is led by vocalist/songwriter DMZ, and was named Outstanding Political Band of the Year in 2005. The album is available from DMZ38.COM through Taegukki Records.
Global Social Rights Worldwide! (tags)
Deregulation of finance markets leads to a concentration of power in the hands of a few banks and investment funds..Social rights gained by struggle are already sacrificed on the altar of the market.
HUNTER THOMPSON-DR. GONZO-HELP!! (tags)
CAMPAIGN 2006 IS BEYOND FEAR AND LOATHING.
WOT: Eight Theses on the Destiny of the Concept of Workers' Rule (tags)
These eight theses are the first installment of "Seventeen Theses on the Destiny of the Revolution in Communications and the Concept of Workers' Rule". ... brought to you by the "Weapon of Transparency" channel.
BTL:Mexico's Presidential Election Outcome in Dispute as... (tags)
...Leftist Party Cries 'Foul' ~ Interview with Michael Lettieri, Council of Hemispheric Affairs research fellow, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Zionism And Its Impact (tags)
The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.
Peak Oil and Politics (tags)
Among the many shouts of warning from environmentalists about global catastrophes, ‘Peak Oil’ stands out as the newest and most imminent. The issue has gained special acceptance from different sections of the left, who have chosen it as their primary concern – aside from of course, defeating Bush. Peak Oil and other environmental issues, such as global warming, have created important political questions that need to be addressed; the following is an attempt to analyze the different political considerations that arise when one discusses the topic of Peak Oil.
Gov’t sticks to war, rejects Reds’ peace bid (tags)
MALACAÑANG remains committed to pursuing its all-out war against communist rebels even if exiled leaders of the communist-led National Democratic Front have asked Norway to convince President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo to return to the negotiating table.In a statement, the NDF said it had sent its top leadership to Oslo on Monday for four days of consultations with the Norwegian foreign ministry. Norway had facilitated the peace talks between the Philippine government and the NDF before negotiations were scuttled in 2004.
The time doesn't stop - of the need of a commitment with the education. (tags)
about the need to understand that the education is the only exit to the countries if they develop
Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from the Struggles in Mexico 06/16/06-06/29/06 (tags)
The following is a correspondence from joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.
Nazis and Neo-Cons: compare and contrast (tags)
It’s not uncommon to hear a left-leaning person denounce the Bush administration with a barrage of Nazi-related epithets. The slurs are typically blurted out in anger with little thought to evidence or validity. In fact, whenever analogies are made linking a person or current event to either the Nazis or Holocaust, accusatory responses of “exaggeration” and “slander” are usually justified; it is indeed immature to randomly compare anything to the machine of Nazism that took the innocent lives of so many. While taking this into full consideration, the following is nevertheless an attempt to make some unpleasant connections.
Human rights in RP alarming — Oslo (tags)
A ranking Norwegian Foreign Ministry official has expressed alarm over the rise in political killings in the Philippines, describing the human rights situation in the country as “very difficult.” Speaking before a conflict and development seminar on the Philippines last June 20 in Oslo, Tore Hattrem, director general of the Section of Peace and Reconciliation of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, noted that the situation has stalled peace negotiations between the Arroyo administration and local communist rebels.
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.
The International Socialist Organization and the 2006 election (tags)
The International Socialist Organization is holding a conference this weekend in New York City under the slogan “Socialism 2006—Build the Left, Fight the Right.” An examination of the perspective upon which this gathering has been organized, however, makes clear that it is aimed at promoting a “left” variety of bourgeois politics, in the form of the Green Party, which can serve only to divert a mass movement that arises against the right-wing policies of the two major parties and lead it into a political dead end.
Pro-Israel Donors Rally For Joe, as Left Takes Aim (tags)
What is insidious about the two pro-Israel PACs mentioned. They don't reveal what they stand for in their names and both PACs are from outside of Connecticut. It is the policy of pro-Israel PACs across the country to only contribute money to politicians outside of their respective states based solely on a candidate's position on Israel. In other words, these Israel-Firsters, for they are nothing less than that, have made a policy decision that the welfare of Israel should have a higher priority than the desires of the voters in the states where they funnel their contributions. No dual-loyalty problem for these guys.
Neoliberal Geo-Politics (tags)
In truth, the war on Iraq is lost. Military com-manders in the field admit this in reports to the Pentagon. In truth, American military power cannot contain the growing violence. War is part of neoliberalism since profit maximization is made the supreme goal.
THE LESSONS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR (tags)
A REVIEW OF THE WRITINGS OF LEON TROTSKY ON THE SPANISH REVOLUTION, 1931-39
Czech Greens enter right-wing government (tags)
Following the Czech parliamentary elections of June 2 and 3, the Green Party is now preparing to join the right-wing government of the arch-conservative Citizens Party (ODS). The Greens have now entered an Eastern European parliament for the first time, with Strana Zelenych (SZ) receiving 6.3 percent of the vote. Clearly, the Green Party in Prague is beginning its political odyssey at the point it left off in Germany—as a governing party; but this time no longer in alliance with the Social Democrats, but instead with politically conservative and right-wing parties.
THE LEFT AND THE ISRAEL LOBBY – by Joseph Anderson, Dissident Voice (tags)
Now that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have broken the taboo in the mainstream American media establishment of not only pointing out that the Israel lobby exists, but actually analyzing it from their perspective, the only place that open discussion, analysis and debate about the lobby remain firmly taboo is, ironically, ON THE LEFT! It’s a taboo imposed on the left by certain leftist icons and their suppression – if not censorship – of free expression and debate on this topic in progressive venues (lectures, panels, press or broadcast). Even some Palestinian-Americans have been forced to knuckle under to these leftist icons’ denial of the power of the Israel lobby in exchange for those icons’ or certain progressive/leftist groups’ political support. For example, as of this writing, where is an informed rebuttal to Noam Chomsky's dismissive position on the Lobby or at least an honest, open debate about the lobby on the national radio program Democracy Now? So, I wanted to incisively debunk at least some of the major arguments used by certain Left icons in denying the power and influence of the Israel lobby in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and in suppressing discussion of its power domestically. Now, some people will bring up a red herring list of other possible influences in U.S. Mideast foreign policy to deny my analysis, but here I am dealing with THE ISRAEL LOBBY and how leftist icons respond to that topic. My ultimate position is: whatever our positions on the lobby, do we get to honestly discuss and debate it in formal public settings? Please read more:
The Power of the Israel Lobby (tags)
Its Origins and Growth
Break the Neoliberal Hegemony! (tags)
This call to a new LEFT party in Germany could give hope to all who yearn for social justice and structural/systemic corrections. While corporate profits and assets incomes set new records, wages, unemployment benefits and pensions are cut.
The Left and the Israel Lobby (tags)
by Joseph Anderson
The Art of Propaganda (tags)
The genre of entertainment films about war and the military is described as mili-tainment Presenting war as entertainment means ignoring intellectual analysis tohighlight emotional war stories.
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...
Encampment at the Farm – Day 8 (tags)
Monday, 5-29-06 - Encampment at the South Central Farm – Day 8
FQSN Condemns the Murder of FQS Activist Sotero Llamas of Bicol (tags)
The First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN)-USA vehemently condemns the cold-blooded murder of another former FQS activist, Sotero "Nognog" Llamas from Tabaco, Albay whose name was added to the long list of people "liquidated" by the Arroyo government's death squads. We hold President Arroyo as the head of the cabinet, Norberto Gonzales, Eduardo Ermita and other cabinet members responsible for all of these heinous murders.
The Enron verdicts: corruption and American capitalism (tags)
The guilty verdicts handed down by a Houston jury last week against former Enron chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling provide an opportunity to evaluate the significance of the company’s rise and fall within the context of American capitalism. Accounts by jurors given after the verdicts were announced indicate they all agreed that the evidence against the two executives was overwhelming. It consisted mainly of testimony from over a dozen former executives, who implicated Lay and Skilling for their roles in defrauding investors and employees through various forms of accounting manipulation. The jurors quickly rejected the absurd position of the defense that Enron was basically a healthy company that collapsed into bankruptcy in December 2001 largely as the result of Wall Street machinations and negative press coverage.
BTL:Ned Lamont Forces Aug. 8 Primary Against Conn.'s Sen. Joseph Lieberman (tags)
Interview with Ned Lamont, candidate challenging U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
NOON: Protest Atenco / Support the Farm (tags)
PROTEST ATENCO / WEAR GREEN TO SUPPORT THE FARM
US Senate declares English the “national language”: a boost to chauvinism and racism (tags)
The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the vote by the Senate on Thursday to make English the “national language” of the United States. The measure, added to the Senate immigration “reform” bill, is the but latest in a series of reactionary, ignorant and short-sighted moves aimed at shoring up the right-wing base of the Bush administration and the Republican Party, with the most far-reaching and anti-democratic implications. The proposal is a sop to right-wing and fascistic elements who are working to whip up intolerance and hatred against immigrants in general, and Hispanic Americans in particular. It underscores the deeply undemocratic and unconstitutional essence of all of the measures being enacted in the name of “securing the border.”
Micheal O'Riordan. Facing political facts (tags)
Micheal O'Riordan, the leader of the Irish Communist party has just died. He was one of the Irish men who fought in the Spanish civil war against Franco. This gave him a certain aura. In the past ten years he has become a sort of warm and fuzzy symbol for the social democratic left, and the leadership of such outfits as Sinn Fein. The correspondence on Indymedia in Ireland about him is pretty much subservient. What a wonderful and determined man of the left he was; along these lines. In order to bring some balance to the discussion I sent the comments below to Irish Indymedia. I felt that it was necessary to take a stand. It is not acceptable to let the lives of the millions of workers and revolutionaries who were slaughtered by Stalinism to go unmentioned. Nor can it be ignored that Stalinism was a catastrophe in other ways. Its disastrous failure ushered in the new capitalist regimes in the former Stalinist world with all the horrors these are bringing with them.
Running Down the Walls (tags)
5k run for Political Prisoners this Sunday!
Judaism And Zionism Are Not The Same Thing (tags)
The Zionist movement created the Israeli state. The latter is a persuasion less than one hundred years old. Its essential goal was and is to change the nature of the Jewish people from that of a religious entity to a political movement. From Zionism's inception the spiritual leaders of the Jewish people stood in staunch opposition to it.
1001 Lies About Gilad Atzmon (tags)
I am delighted to say that my views are well distributed. My books are translated into 17 languages, my papers are highly circulated as well. I contribute regularly to many left magazines both in the printed media as well as online ones. And yet, I have never seen an argumentative piece against any of my writings. No one has ever dared challenge my philosophical ideas. Instead of doing that, they label me. They call me names, they misquote me, they lie and they are very quick to believe their own lies. In other words, based on their responses, they are Zionists and they behave like ones. This page is dedicated to my bitterest opponents. It is an open list of the different labels that have been attached to my name. Each label is followed by my comment. This page is a glimpse into the world of Zionist ugliness.
Zionism And Its Impact (tags)
Adherents of Zionism believed that the Jewish people had an inherent and inalienable right to Palestine. Religious Zionists stated this in biblical terms, referring to the divine promise of the land to the tribes of Israel. Secular Zionists relied more on the argument that Palestine alone could solve the problem of Jewish dispersion and virulent anti-Semitism. Weizmann stated in 1930 that the needs of 16 million Jews had to be balanced against those of 1 million Palestinian Arabs: "The Balfour Declaration and the Mandate have definitely lifted [Palestine] out of the context of the Middle East and linked it up with the world-wide Jewish problem....The rights which the Jewish people has been adjudged in Palestine do not depend on the consent, and cannot be subjected to the will, of the majority of its present inhabitants." This perspective took its most extreme form with the Revisionist movement. Its founder, Vladimir Jabotinsky, was so self-righteous about the Zionist cause that he justified any actions taken against the Arabs in order to realize Zionist goals.
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.
Running Down the Walls (tags)
5k Run/Walk for US Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War Run for their lives!
Anarchist Black Cross (tags)
"The US is a Terrorist State": Leonardo Boff (tags)
Everyone feels we are on a wrong track because we do not have a social contract any more..The US is a terrorist state. The US acts with violence, crushes human rights and tortures Americans and foreigners.. As humanity, we stand at a crossroads.
THE WILD BOYS ARE LOOSE AGAIN-U.S. HANDS OFF IRAN! (tags)
YOU DON'T NEED SEYMOUR HERSH TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS.
Running Down the Walls is Back (tags)
LA-ABCF will be hosting a 5k run to raise funds for Political Prisoners and the NPVM sponsored program, Growing Healthy. We ask for everyone to come out and celebrate our struggle for freedom!
Se puede? Not by protest alone (tags)
It only took a day for the effect of the immigration protests to be known. On May 2nd politicians from both parties gave a wealth of interviews and speeches that clarified their positions: nothing had changed. In fact, many had remarked that the protest had a ‘backlash effect’, hardening and inflaming the already conservative opinions of Republicans, while dulling the already flimsy stance of Democrats. Trent Lott, in speaking for many on the right, implied that a massive deportation sweep during the protests would have been appropriate, given that “we had ‘em all in a bunch”. On the other side of the isle, Diane Feinstein gave a more passive response to the protests, representing the unaffected character of most Democrats to the millions who appeared in the streets; the passionate outcry from the masses was referred to as ‘counterproductive’, since protesting does not “changes votes on the floor of the senate”— the latter point is certainly true, becoming more obvious as pro-immigration and anti-war protests continue to draw millions, but fall onto deaf ears in Congress. Demonstrations, boycotts, protests, or any other indication of public opinion has proven unable to sway the actions of either party. The façade of the two-party system is unveiling itself with impressive speed as social tensions near the boiling point.
The implications of the immigrant demonstrations for the class struggle in America (tags)
The demonstrations, strikes and boycotts by immigrant workers in cities across the United States are an indication of a sharpening of the class struggle, both in the US and internationally. Literally millions took to the streets May 1 in cities from Los Angeles to New York, Miami to Seattle and scores of towns in between. This mass protest movement, which has been building since March, is without precedent in both its size and its national scope.
If an FBI Agent Knocks (tags)
Federal Investigators and Your Rights By: Center for Constitutional Rights
ON MAY DAY-OUR FLAG IS STILL RED-HONOR THE HAYMARKET MARTYRS (tags)
THIS YEAR MARKS THE 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAY DAY HAYMARKET FRAMEUPS. HONOR THE MEMORY OF AUGUST SPIES, ALBERT PARSONS, ADOLPH FISCHER, GEORGE ENGEL, LOUIS LINGG, MICHAEL SCHWAB, SAMUEL FIELDEN, OSCAR NEEBE- CLASS WAR VICTIMS OF AN EARLIER TIME. ALSO REMEMBER LUCY PARSONS WHO CARRIED ON THE STRUGGLE FOR VINDICATION AFTER HER HUSBAND’S EXECUTION. LET US REDOUBLE OUR EFFORTS TO FREE TODAY’S CLASS WAR PRISONERS.
Why politicians hate immigrants (tags)
Throughout the history of the United States immigrant workers have been the victims of racism, exploitation, and in times of war, internment and violent attacks. While Spanish-speaking immigrants have had especially turbulent periods in the past, only recently have politicians made attempts at further marginalizing this already oppressed layer of society. Why these attacks are suddenly reemerging is something left unexplained in the mainstream media, and is thus an important issue to examine.
A little perspective, please (tags)
Forget the Middle East: North America Harbors the World's Most Dangerous Terrorists
4/25: May 1 "A Day Without Immigrant" Strike/Boycott: Over 100 events at 60+ cit (tags)
As of April 24th, we have over 100 events at 60+ cities for the May 1st mobilization listed at our calendar!
Boycott Against Immigrant Repression and for Gulf Coast Reconstruction! (tags)
May 1st – “May Day” – is celebrated by millions of workers throughout the world to express the need for worker solidarity in the struggles for workers rights and human rights. It began based on a struggle by US workers in the 1880’s for the eight-hour day and in opposition to government repression against the labor movement. The May 1st Boycott must also be a mobilization that calls for a major campaign to build Black and Brown unity as an anchor for the unity of people of color and workers in struggling for human rights and global justice.
Political Expressions and Aesthetic Choices (tags)
Political Expressions and Aesthetic Choices Buenos Aires - Havana: Works by Atilio Pernisco and Ivan Abreu May 6 - July 1, 2006 Opening reception : May 6, 2006, 7-9 pm
THE ABC'S OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, 1917. (tags)
THIS IS A REVIEW OF LEON TROTSKY'S HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, ORIGINALLY PBLISHED IN 1930-23, BY AN UNREPENTENT DEFENDER OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION
Shocking prisoner neglect (tags)
Irish prisioner Aiden Hulme has been subject to shocking medical neglect since his inprisonment in England and will loose his leg if immidiate action is not taken. Sign the online petition:
A MOM'S FYI: "How to Impeach George W. Bush"...by Tom Delay, et al. (tags)
Is there anything at all now,that an American President can be "Impeached" over? (tags)
Nouveau Noblese Oblige?
A socialist strategy for workers’ power: the only answer to France’s “First Job Contract” (tags)
The month-long struggle against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” has brought to the fore the fundamental class and political issues facing workers and young people not only in France, but across Europe and internationally. The needs of youth and workers—decent-paying and secure jobs, education, health care, a future without war or repression—are in irreconcilable conflict with the interests of a financial elite who represent a failed political and economic system. This oligarchy of wealth and power is determined to make the working class pay for the crisis of the capitalist system.
Liberation Theology and Globalization (tags)
Economic globalization leads to the exclusion of the masses..When world hunger increases, we must change the nature of the world economy to survive..We are all enslaved by a paradigm that makes us enemies of nature.
Stanley Hilton case (2004) (tags)
Check it out.
The Afrobeat Mix (tags)
small WORLD weekend Mix - The Afrobeat Edition
More Sensitivity and Less Prejudice (tags)
Since journalists influence the political and social climate in the subject of migration, they should show greater sensitivity toward racist exclusion..Integration is not a one-way street but can only succeed when we create the prerequisites and grant equal rights.
Where's the Sense of Panic or Urgency? (tags)
The nation goes nuts if it hears about a mad cow somewhere or if a bird comes down with flu, but global warming, a biblical flood on the way within a generation? Who cares?
Direct Action. (tags)
Commentary on US justice movements.
In the Crosshairs of Preventive War (tags)
March 2006 Update of Bush Pre-emptive War National Security Strategy Targets Iran: An Interview with Preventive Warriors director Michael Burns www.preventivewarriors.com
IT'S TIME TO THINK BIG AND TAKE POWER IN ISRAEL (tags)
This article looks at the upcoming elections in Israel and what Israel's leaders should say.
Open Letter to the anti-War Movement- WCW (tags)
WHAT IS ANARCHISM? (tags)
CALLING ALL POLITICAL AND FREE SPEECH ACTIVISTS
THE SUMMER OF FREE SPEECH ON VENICE BEACH IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!
FILIPINOS IN THE U.S.A. AND AROUND THE WORLD: WHENCE AND WHITHER? (tags)
About ten million Filipinos are now scattered in the U.S. and around the world, chiefly as exploited migrant labor. Meanwhile, 85 million Filipinos--with the exception of a tiny privileged minority--are sufffering and resisting the current repressive regime in a rapidly deteriorating neocolonized social order. The Philippines has one of the most durable and vibrant revolutionary traditions in the whole world--the first Asian people to revolt against Western colonialism. 4.1 million Filipinos died opposing U.S. domination in the Filipino-American War at the turn of the last century. Today Filipinos are engaged in a popular democratic revolutionary process against U.S. imperialism and its local agents. Can overseas Filipinos contribute to the radical transformation of a world afflicted by the atrocities and terrors of global capitalism?
CRISIS AND DISINTEGRATION OF THE ARROYO FASCIST REGIME IN THE PHIIPPINES (tags)
A critical analysis of the inherent contradictions in the current regime in the Philippines would reveal the logic of irreversible fascist decay. While objective conditions have polarized and sharpened the divisions within the ruling bloc, the subjective forces of national democracy and anti-imperialism have not fully organized and united to deliver the decisive blow. Meanwhile, the U.S. and its agents are working behind the scenes to pick a successor to Arroyo and re-consolidate its neocolonial stranglehold. But will millions of concerned Filipinos allow the U.S. and its "guns, goons and gold" to determine again our collective fate and national destiny? Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world will have to decide as the Arroyo cabal, convulved with death-pangs, lashes out at everyone within reach.
Coalition calls for Costa Mesa boycotts and mass protest (tags)
This article describes the press conference held February 2 by Citizens for Constitutional Rights and contains information not in mainstream press accounts, in particular about charges of a Neo-Nazi influence on the Costa Mesa City Council majority. There are also video clips of various members of the CCR speaking.
To bury the truth, GMA killed Philippine democracy (tags)
25 February 2006 AKBAYAN Party today denounced anew GMA's declaration of a State of National Emergency, saying that the draconian measures that the government imposed yesterday completely exposed the despotic inclinations of the ruling regime. "Yesterday's events were the last of the jigsaw pieces that revealed in full GMA's intention to rule the country through a dictatorship. What she has done is an insult not only to the millions of Filipinos who risked their lives to peacefully dismantle the Marcos dictatorship, but also to a world that was moved and inspired by the strength of our love for democracy and freedom. The dark days of Martial Law have been resurrected and they will haunt us as long as President GMA is in power and as long as systemic changes and democratic reforms are not in place," AKBAYAN Rep. Mayong Aguja said. "Just so she could evade the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy, the President is willing to destroy the already shaky democratic structures of the country."
Israeli influence in Washington: Jeffrey Blankfort interview (a MUST read) (tags)
Tel-Aviv and Washington are linked in the Middle East. That's a fact. But the importance of this link in Washington's colonial politics is being debated in the anti-imperialist movement. For the US, Jewish, anti-Zionist journalist Jeffrey Blankfort, Israeli influence is central to US policy and the anti-war movement has failed because of its inability to understand the importance of this lobby. Having developed a radical approach to this question, going so far as to deny the energy factor in the war in Iraq, Mr. Blankfort nonetheless opens interesting paths on Zionist influence in the United States. We reproduce an interview he gave to journalist Silvia Cattori.
Former Political Prisoner Matt Lamont Arrested (tags)
Good Girl Rice, Bad Boy Chavez? (tags)
Ms. Rice calls for a United Front against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Why? What ar the objectives behind such a move? We look at it from a both, Latin (in this case Brazilian) and U.S., American persepective.
"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)
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.
Urgent Appeal for Auburn, CA Arrestee (tags)
Fundraising appeal for Zachary Jenson
The Alternative Social Forum in Caracas: voices from the left (tags)
* In Caracas, Venezuela between the 23rd and 29th of January 2006, 10 local socio-political organizations offered an alternative forum and critique of national politics in response to the World Social Forum. The result was a smaller-scale event but self-directed and reflective of current self-organizing capacity. The alternative forum was independent, self-managed and borne out of years of experience of organizing in the Venezuelan context.
Can the State Save Us from Work? (tags)
Whenever more profits are produced with fewer and fewer workers, income should be separated from work. Every citizen should automatically receive a part of the money cake to buy goods produced without his help and find his or her own fujlfillment.
Muslim-Bashing and the Power of Cartoons (tags)
Back in the late 19th century, the political cartoonist, Thomas Nast, in NYC’s “Harper’s Weekly,” viciously attacked Catholics, the Irish and the Vatican. He crossed the line with those caricatures. The same can be said about the Danish authors of the 12 cartoons vilifying the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the revered founder of Islam. The demonizing was, in effect, an attack on all of the Muslim faithful. The parties responsible should offer an apology.
Cops even violate the civil rights of fellow cops! (tags)
Hell the NYPD pigs even violate the civil rights of their fellow cops when they spy on them!
Politics of Extreme Unction: Revolutionary Rights (tags)
Revolutionary rights. when constitutional rights are either absent or fail.
HAMAS IS WORSE THAN THE NAZIS (tags)
The article looks at the recent Hamas victory in the PA.
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.
Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee Statement on "World Can't Wait" (tags)
The following is a statement from the Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee on "World Can't Wait" (WCW), the organizers of tomorrow's "Bush Step Down" protests.
Criticism is Unlikely (tags)
George Orwell in "1984" warned that criticism ahnd dissent would be expunged from memories and children would be born for Big Brother. In capitalism's last phase, the myth of the self-healing market drowns out alternatives of a future-friendly economy.
The First Principle of Political Activism is Awareness. (tags)
Becoming a political “activist” does not primarily mean protesting against something. Rather, at least one primary aspect of becoming an activist, is becoming “aware” of what is going on in the world—but also becoming aware of what is going on within oneself (in respect to what is perceived to be going on everywhere else).
Alito Confirmation: A Straussian Neocon Fait Accompli (tags)
if I was a betting man, I'd say this is precisely what will happen: another nine eleven, possibly one of a larger magnitude, will put the finishing touches on the murder of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Zionist Death Threats End Kurt Nimmo's Writing (tags)
Kurt Nimmo's Brilliant 'Another Day in the Empire' Is Gone
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.
Ailing Sharon back in operation room (tags)
Ailing Sharon back in operation room 1/6/2006 2:00:00 PM GMT Israeli Prime Minister ARIEL SHARON is undergoing another emergency surgery on Friday after a scan showed fresh bleeding in his brain, doctors said, according to The Associated Press news agency.
Frank Wilkinson, Presente! (tags)
Frank Wilkinson, civil liberties activist, died 2 January 2006.
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.
Internet Censorship in the US: No Longer a Prediction (tags)
Internet censorship. It did not happen overnight but slowly came to America's shores from testing grounds in China and the Middle East.
Big Idea Rag #2 - Toledo Welcomes Nazis + WTO Hong Kong (tags)
Denial of Clemency for Williams Cites Support for Class-War Prisoners (tags)
California Governor Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger's denial of "Tookie" Williams' clemency petition is an appalling document, showing not only Scwarzenegger's moral cowardice in hiding behind the jury's decision, (which the bourgeois press is emphasizing) but also that he is an extreme right-wing apologist for the frame-up trials and long incarcerations of political prisoners around the globe, from Nelson Mandela to Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Open Letter to United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) From Mobilization for Global Justice (tags)
Congratulations on organizing a very large demonstration in Washington, D.C. the weekend of September 24-25. The numbers and the resulting media coverage and visibility were indeed impressive. Having said that, we would like to share with you some fundamental political concerns of ours with: • the manner in which the mobilization was called, • what was and what was not included in the political message, • and how that was reflected in the way in which the organizing for the demonstrations happened on the ground.
Political Prisoners in Uruguay Again (tags)
What will happen tomorrow when workers demand their rights? What will happen tomorrow when stuednts defend their education? What will happen when all of us want a better world?
Cashier 2 tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting (tags)
A simple analysis of the origins and operation of the Cashier 2 (tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting) in capitalist countries
CRFI Declaration on the youth uprisings in France (tags)
November 7 Declaration of the Coordinating Committee for the Refoundation of the Fourth International
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
Rocky Delgadillo Sells Out (tags)
Rocky Delgadillo in bed with LA's most slimy slumlords. Demand that he return the corrupt cash!
Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 2 (tags)
Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.
Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 1 (tags)
Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.
Mysticism and Resistance (tags)
Mystical experience cannot be separated from social relations.. The land that was once home became a place of homeless-ness, a land of culprits that saw itself as a victim and only rarely accepted responsibility for what happened.
What is anarchism? (tags)
Anarchism is a political theory which aims to create anarchy, "the absence of a master, of a sovereign." [P-J Proudhon, What is Property , p. 264] In other words, anarchism is a political theory which aims to create a society within which individuals freely co-operate together as equals. As such anarchism opposes all forms of hierarchical control - be that control by the state or a capitalist - as harmful to the individual and their individuality as well as unnecessary.
Venezuelan trade union leaders discuss way forward for the revolution (tags)
Car bomb injures Lebanese journalist May Chidiac (tags)
A prominent journalist for an anti-Syrian television station was severely injured yesterday after a bomb rigged to her car exploded, the latest in a string of targeted blasts in Lebanon's capital
From the XVI SYWF to the VI WSF: Chavez's shindig in Venezuela (tags)
* From El Libertario, # 44 September-October 2005, voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas, exposing the show of international mega-ceremonies the Chavez regime uses to try and acquire revolutionary legitimacy by means of petro-dollars and verbosity.
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.
Comparison: USA v. USSR (tags)
Is life today in the USA like life yesterday in the USSR? The inexorable conflict between the totalitarian government’s need for repression and man’s desire for freedom can only be resolved by revolution.
Security State Replaces Social State (tags)
"The political realm has largely uncoupled from the everyday life of people.. The wheel of social development was turned back.. The social state is degenerating into a security state. Governments have abandoned protection of citizens.."
TUES. 8/30: Protest Against Schwarzenegger Fundraiser at Anaheim Angels Ballpark (tags)
Registered Nurses from the California Nurses Association (CNA) will sponsor "Nurses & Family Night at the Ballpark" opposite an Arnold Schwarzenegger fundraiser to be held during the Los Angeles Angels-Oakland A's game in Anaheim this Tuesday, August 30. Nurses will be on hand to protest Schwarzenegger's record-setting corporate fundraising and his $80 million special election which contains a variety of propositions that benefit his corporate donor to the detriment of nurses and other Californians.
K-Town 911 @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Sat, Sept 10 (tags)
speakers and political performers reflect on 911 and Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Political Forum - Eyewitness Report from Venezuela (tags)
Political Forum - Eyewitness Report from Venezuela and the World Festival of Youth and Students
Hiroshima and Nagasaki--Symbolic Bombs, Authentic Deaths (tags)
by greenleft It was not necessary to drop atomic bombs. That is a 60 year old lie--we did it to prevent millions of American casualties--LIES for more than half a century.
Foucault and the Iranian Revolution (tags)
This is an extraordinary radio interview that aired on KPFK Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles last Monday, on the Iranian Revolution and French Philosopher Michel Foucault, who embraced it. A new book by Janet Afary and Kevin Anderson about this historical situation has great relevance today for our understanding of political Islam, religious fundamentalism and the attack on science and reason.
Danny DeVito for Governor: Dump the Evil Twin (tags)
The evidence is overwhelming. Not only has the Evil Twin caused great harm in his first political role, there’s no forecasting the disaster if he gets to star in the sequel. If the voters are committed to having an actor as their governor, they should at least have the right to the performance of a good actor. Californians should dump Schwarzenegger and elect Danny DeVito, as Governor of California. He’s smarter, better looking, and we can understand (and believe) what he says.
Reds come out fighting: Time to turn up heat vs. ultra-right, Communist meet says (tags)
CHICAGO — The Communist Party USA wound up its convention here in a fighting mood July 3, with the 450 participants vowing to pour their energies into blocking the ultra-right effort to take over the Supreme Court.
Help Local Activist: Free Dele Ailemen (tags)
Confessing Chriwst in a World of Violence (tags)
"A theology of war starts from the highest circles of the American government.. Political idolatry is strengthened today by a politics of fear..We reject the false doctrine that a war against terrorism has a prioirity over ethical and legal norms.. No nation or state may replace God."
Summary Meeting on BP June 25th (tags)
Summary of a meeting held this past week with organizations that participated in the organizing of the Baldwin Park 2 event.
Report from Alhambra Anti-Racism Rally (tags)
I would like to first of all congratulate and thank all the organizations and individuals for responding to the call to mobilize and confront the nascent fascist organization "SOS" who tried to assert themselves here in Alhambra on June 18, 2005.
Statement on Alhambra (tags)
Statement on the result of the Alhambra resistance to SOS's demonstration.
SMC Braces for Gov’s Visit: Preparing for 3,000 to 5,000 Protestors (tags)
Although estimates vary wildly, campus police told teachers and staff that they are preparing for some 3,000 to 5,000 protestors, according to a faculty member who attended the briefing.
This Sunday: Jeff Luers/Political Prisoner Event! (tags)
During the Weekend of Resistance, June 10-12th, 2005, social justice activists from across the world will organize to show their outrage about Jeff's imprisonment and the continued abuse and isolation of dissident prisoners across the globe.
Minutemen Countered in Fallbrook (tags)
Fallbrook, Near San Diego Counters Minutement Protest in inspiring action.
Filibuster Wars (tags)
Filibuster Wars Power Grab at the Height of the Empire http://rwor.org/a/004/filibuster-wars.htm The Senate was heading for a major showdown, as the Republican majority and Vice President Cheney conspired to strip the Democrat minority of their ability to even filibuster the most extreme judicial nominees. Then, after playing chicken for two weeks, a "Gang of 14" Senators suddenly announced they had reached a "historic compromise based on mutual trust" -- and they announced that they had saved the Senate from destruction. And the media oohed-and-aaaahed over the last minute development. But it quickly became pretty obvious, that nothing here was an obstacle to the most dangerous plans for remaking the courts. And did the compromise "safe the filibuster" as the media said? In fact, the compromise said "If you don't take the filibuster, we promise not to use it." Which, if you think about it, gives the top reactionaries what they want. Part of this "compromise" is that the Democrats immediately stopped their opposition to Precilla Owen and several other of Bush's judicial nominees -- these are people who are literally monsters of an extreme kind, who had been stalled in the Senate (in some cases for years.) So this "compromise" meant that these vultures are headed for powerful courts. And, it is also clear that huge new showdowns lie just ahead -- as the White House and Senate brace for a struggle over putting extreme rightwing judges on the supreme court. The following article (written just before the "compromise" was announced) lays bare the stakes and dynamics of this whole crisis.
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR SWEEPS INTO HELL (tags)
BUT THERE'S NO WAY OUT...
GABRIELA Network & Allies Across the U.S. Protest War "Of" Terror in the Philipp (tags)
GABRIELA Network, a US-Philippine women's solidarity mass organization est. 1989, leads first nationwide protest against human rights violations and political killings in the Philippines.
Slaving for the Progressives (tags)
For all its political rhetoric, Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. is like any other business, but instead of the profits going to the shareholders, they go to the Democratic Party. In Marxist terms, GCI was able to hand over $22 million to the party instead of the targeted $5 million by extracting surplus labor value from its workers.
"The Way is Clear": Venezuela (tags)
Venezuela is one of the few states whose government is taking new paths against the global trend to political stagnation.. No one has the illusion that the people and the political system can change from one day to the next but the way is clear.
Pasolini Murder Case Re-Opened in Rome (tags)
Rome police have reopened an investigation of the 1975 murder of Pier Paolo Pasolini after the man who was imprisoned for it recanted his confession. Was the murder political?
Venezuelan Torture Victim Denounces Posada Carriles (PL) (tags)
Extradition of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles now has almost unanimous support in Venezuela, told in the voice of one of his former victims.
Brigadier shocks and awes: there is no war on terrorism (tags)
OOPS! Looks like the cat is out of the bag. This is a military source confirming what many of our thinking readers already know. Related: VIDEO: THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES Explores how the idea that we are threatened by a hidden and organized terrorist network is an illusion.
Social Justice and Social Policy (tags)
We run the risk of making economic success absolute. However economicsuccess is a means to an end..Economic success is only legitimate when it improves the living conditions of citizens..The social foundations of democracy fade when poverty, unemploy-ment and social insecurity increase.
New zine by political prisoners Jeff 'Free' Luers and Rob ' Los Ricos' Thaxton (tags)
Announcing... a new zine by Political Prisoners Jeffrey 'Free' Luers and Rob 'los Ricos' Thaxton...
Greenpeace Cofounder in L.A. April 20: "Sustaining Activism" (tags)
The LA Greens will host accomplished writer, activist and Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler for a lecture and discussion in honor of Earth Day on April 20, 2005. Author of the newly published "Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists and Visionaries Changed the World," Weyler will speak about keeping our commitment to the Earth, organizing and fostering social and political action.
Mark Green and Wendy Campbell: Hollywood Advances 'Soft Assault' on Christian Imagery (tags)
Deconstructing Hollywood mind-control...
Paul Wolfowitz as Head of the World Bank (tags)
In an Internet poll, Wolfowitz is regarded as a global disaster by over 80% of respondents while less than 10% see Bush's decision as a master stroke..The political scientist Bernd Kubbig points to Wolfowitz' contradictory and sinister role in the iraq conflict.
US Refugees: Persecuted at Home, Discriminated Against Abroad? (tags)
As part of what some see as the 'War Against Dissent', a decision by Canadian immigration officials on the political asylum application of US soldier and war-resister Jeremy Hinzman was made March 25th, his application denied. But beyond war issues, sometimes extraordinary events can occur within the US, life threatening events. Has so-called 'realpolitik' now effectively denied Americans the right to asylum, regardless of their claim's legitimacy. And there have been legitimate cases, including one based upon torture and attempted murder, not war.
Palestinian political prisoners tour in Los Angeles 4/14 (tags)
Hosted by IWitness Palestine (IWP): The tour's main objectives are to raise awareness and solidarity around the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners inside Israeli occupation jails and to connect the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners to struggles against the prison industrial complex in North America.
FREE PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS! (tags)
FREE PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS! AFADEVIG ASOCIATION OF PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS FAMILIES, MISSING PEOPLE ET GENOCIDE VICTIMES MPCC POPULAIRE MOUVEMENT OF CONSTITUTIONEL CONTROL AFAPREDEPP ASOCIATION OF PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS FAMILIES ET MISSING PEOPLE AFADEVIG MPCC AFAPREDEPP
Two Powerful, Political Book Readings at UCLA (tags)
Some great SF authors come to LA to kick it.
Revolutionary Communists Take on Christian Fascists Over Schiavo (tags)
"One thing that God has brought to us is Terri Schiavo to elevate the visibility of what's going on in America."
Tom DeLay, Congressman from Texas, House Republican Majority Leader,
speaking to his co-thinkers of "Family Research Council"
Tom DeLay is a powerful right-winger who wraps his ambitions in a frenzied god-speak. He is the cynical manipulator, who redistricted Texas to disenfranchise political opponents, and is now rewriting congressional ethics procedures to rescue himself from his own colossal corruption. He is an aggressive liar, who recently dared describe Terri Schiavo as "lucid."
But, for a half second there among allies, he let out something true.
This huge national power struggle over Terri Schiavo's fate has, in fact, elevated the visibility of what's going on in America.
Gentlemen Prefer Blogs: Jerry Brown's Blog (tags)
Mayor Jerry Brown—formerly the Governor of California—has just started his own blog.
From Democracy to Omniocracy (tags)
Shouldn't we consider a move away from Democracy – which is really just a rule by the elite (humans) – to an Omniocracy (a government of, by and for all living beings)?
HUMAN SUFFRAGE (tags)
The illegal, undocumented, alien community, as defined by America, is persecuted as if they were the political lepers of our country. The inalienable right to vote unequivocally belongs to the people that live, work, and pay taxes where they raise families.
Walden Bello, Jose Maria Sison and Schisms in the Left (tags)
Despite efforts by many around the world to rise above sectarianism in the face of the USA's raw imperialism, Walden Bello, a prominent critic of neo-liberalism, has launched an international distancing campaign against the Communist Party of the Philippines and the democratic sectoral movements which draw political inspiration from them. Claiming that the CPP's military wing has targeted him with a “hit list,” which in fact is a mere diagram showing the international linkages of various Phillipino parties and individuals, Bello is playing a dangerous game. Included on the diagram is Bello's Akbayan parlimentary party.
Watchdog Nation (tags)
Who's watching the watchers? How the ADL and SPLC have moved into goosestepping tandem with the FBI to observe the people..
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.
Higher Authority: On Powerlessness and Fate (tags)
The egalitarian brutality of this natural disaster that wiped out fishing villages and exclusive beach resorts at the same time emphasized the inequality and injustice of world society with all its moral paradoxes.
RCP Cries "Wolf" over Fascism (tags)
A comment on RCP's current "Battle for the Future" campaign: Hysteria about "fascism" serves to hide the essential role of the Democratic Party in the political and economic system of imperialism
Because We Could (tags)
President Bush sold himself as the "anti-Clinton". With the invasion of Iraq, the two are more alike then he knows.
Dispatch from Political Prisoner Jeff "Free" Luers about the release of co-defen (tags)
Yesterday, on January 6th, 2005, Craig "Critter" Marshall, my co-defendant walked out of prison after serving 41/2 years. I can only imagine what that felt like. Back in the day Critter was one of my closest friends, and while many are aware that he and I have had a falling out, I am truly glad his time is done and he has gone home. (My old friend if you are reading this, I wish you all the best.)
JAN. 25-30: Freedom Cinema Festival Returns to Park City (tags)
FREEDOM CINEMA FESTIVAL RETURNS TO PARK CITY Festival Creates Home for Political Films and Leading Activists ‘Celebrating Arts and Media That Matter’ Announces Film Selections and Live Events Lineup January 25 to 30, 2005
Remembering Dorothee Soelle by Renate Borger (tags)
The fate of love in the middle-class world is its reduction.. The language of love is often destroyed by institutions like the family and the church.. Love is reduced to a private, helpless and sentimental affair.
Preparing for a Crooked Election: Angst for Nothin’ (tags)
Question: What good are democratic solutions if democracy no longer exists? Answer: Good question. For one writer’s take on this conundrum, read on.
Lecture: Illegal Detentions of the U.S. War on Terror (tags)
This 15 minute lecture was one of four presentations given on U.S. political prisoners at the ANSWER coalition meeting on 11/23/04 in Los Angeles (sorry, the video says 11/24/04, which is wrong).
WAR, CAPITALISM & ELECTIONS: An Interview w STEPHEN GOWANS – Canadian Political Essayist (tags)
Read ANGIE's – regular and erudite Indybay-IMC (Indybay.org) Poster fm Canada – incisive interview with Canadian political essayist STEPHEN GOWANS. Angie has scored a previous interview with Israeli pro-Palestinian human rights activist Ran Ha Cohen. We await similar interviews with Uri Avnery and others who speak directly to issues of global justice – as well as global resistance to imperialist racism and the elite capitalists' rapaciousness that will gamble ALL our lives. We, finally, are at an especially critical world cross-roads: we can choose illumination or illusion, enlightenment or inconsequence, mutual respect or profligate death.
National Task Force Established to Free Mumia (tags)
report on a national meeting of Mumia Abu-Jamal activists
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!
Falluja: Blood lust dominates mainstream media (tags)
The Falluja battle is obscenely one-sided and, on the American side, thoroughly cowardly. The US military employs the most modern and horrific weapons to eradicate a few thousand lightly armed fighters.
Anatomy of a Chomsky Smearing (tags)
Andrew Sullivan Slimes Chomsky on Real Time with Bill Maher Welcome to the world of Andrew Sullivan-- slander, slink and then hide from accountability for his own dismal, truly pathetic words.
Spartacist League/PDC Protest Crackdown on IndyMedia (tags)
The Spartacist League, revolutionary Trotskyist party, and its fraternal political prisoner defense organization, the Partisan Defense Committee have protested the assaults on IndyMedia through their newspaper, Workers Vanguard. "...We stand in fullest solidarity with those courageous journalists who struggle to tell the truth against the repression and lies of the American imperialists." Here is the article. ---- Varlet http://www.icl-fi.org/ENGLISH/2004/Indymedia-834.htm
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
Bush/Kerry '04:"Yeah...that's The Ticket" (tags)
the seeming opponents were runningmates. they fooled millions and pretended to be political rivals. Americans utterly forgot about Dick Nixon, it seemed -- leading well known pundit and political analyst Tommy Flannagin to say... "yeah...Kerry is running AGAINST Bush...yeah...that's the ticket!"
From COINTELPRO to the Patriot Act: The long battle for justice and civil liberties (tags)
Jailed Black Panther calls for amnesty
Why Third Parties Should Join Independent Voters in Voting “Yes” on Prop 62 - Open Primary (tags)
California Prop 62 has provoked a mighty controversy in the Democratic and Republican Parties – where reformers supporting Prop 62 have clashed with party bosses who want to maintain the old order. And, it has also provoked a controversy within the independent movement, where reform independents are backing Prop 62 while the third party establishment is aggressively opposing it. . .
Lebanese-Americans Salute President Bush and our Troops (tags)
Lebanese American voters in Michigan to differentiate Lebanese voters from Extremist Arab voters. The Extremist Arabs and Muslims are abusing the fact that a large number of Middle Easterners live there. They extremist organization call these Middle Eastern Arabs and claim that they control their votes. In fact, the majority them are of Non-Arabs and Non-Muslims, and they do not support the extremist ideas, nor will they vote per the directions of these Arab and Muslim extremists.
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.."
BTL:Shocking History of Voter Disenfranchisement Based on Race Still Haunts.... (tags)
...U.S. Electoral Process ~ Interview with Khalilah Brown-Dean, assistant professor of African-American Studies and Political Science at Yale University, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
BTL:Noam Chomsky Offers Views on Motivation for Iraq War and... (tags)
...the Choices Before Voters on Election Day ~ Interview with Noam Chomsky, MIT professor of linguistics, author and political activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Poison Kool-Aid Party for Anarchist Voters! (tags)
A celebration of the San Francisco Bay Area's powerful embrace of the electoral process
FBI Shuts Down 20 Antiwar Web Sites: An Unprecedented Act of Internet Censorship (tags)
The US government move to shut down nearly two dozen antiwar, anti-globalization web sites on October 7 is an unprecedented exercise of police power against political dissent on the Internet. The World Socialist Web Site denounces the attack on the Indymedia sites and demands a halt to all such attempts at suppressing political criticism of the US government.
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)
Major Mexican-American political leader re-registers with Green Party (tags)
Major Mexican-American political leader re-registers GREEN, urges statewide Latino support for Green Party candidates in Fall elections
California Election Web Forum (tags)
The California Election Web Forum is a message board where people can discuss the various propositions.
The US Iraq Policy and Combating Terrorism (tags)
"America has the duty of the superpower to combat terrorism with political wisdom, not only with military superiority. Terrorism's causes must be understood and tackled.."
Needed Political Strategists, 75 % Alabamians support med. marijuana, 50% Can Not Vote (tags)
Alabama needs help in arranging a political campaign to legalize marijuana. Outlets needed on the coast according to the sick and dieing.
Take the Red/Green Pill -- Join the Green Alliance (tags)
Discontent that the Green Party missed a great opportunity to capitalize upon a giant gulf between the pro-war Democratic Party elite and anti-war rank-and-file Democrats and other voters on the left in 2004? Angry with the Democratic Party's undemocratic violation of voting rights of supporters of Ralph Nader/Peter Camejo and other candidates on the left? Want a political party that grows out of, and in turn helps grow, social movements on the left? Join the Green Alliance.
Sacrifice a Republican Congressman (tags)
KFI 640AM is having a vote on which of 5 Republican congressmen to sacrifice due to being "soft" on illegal immigration. However, we can cast our votes for entirely different reasons. Vote for Chris Cox. He is the congressional chair of Homeland Security and the infamous Patriot Act. Cox is also a draftdodging chickenhawk. So vote online and make him join Bush in the unemployment line.
Fundraiser Mania (tags)
The Los Angeles fundraiser at Walt Disney Hall consisted of a pre-show dinner for couples who wanted to spend $10,000 - $25,000 to eat with Senator Kerry and his wife. Why buy a car when you can have mashed potatoes and a steak?
Guatemalan human rights activist speaks @ Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, Sept. 3rd (tags)
Dr. Raul Molina, member of the Board of Directors of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA and former Coordinator of the National University of Guatemala's Truth Commission, will deliver a talk about the political situation currently existing within that country.
Half-Million Marchers Defy N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg to Denounce Bush War and Lies (tags)
Despite threats and intimidation from New York’s Republican Mayor, a record half million protesters marched in New York City against Bush’s war in Iraq and his attacks on civil liberties at home in a disciplined and spirited march past the RNC convention site.
The role of the left in these elections (tags)
"MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS" LA Art Exhibit (tags)
"... LA artist Mark Vallen establishes himself as one of the most profound political artists of our time." - LA.com review
TRIAL BY FIRE: The SHAC 7 and the Future of Democracy (tags)
It remains to be seen if activists involved in other causes will truly understand the indictment of the SHAC 7 in its broadest social and historical context, thereby showing solidarity with the myriad of SHACtivists and other direct action militants on the front lines of protest, making sure that their voices are anything but a whisper. Meanwhile, the animal liberation cause continues to grow throughout the world, establishing itself as both an heir of the great human liberation movements and a transcendent force that carries the fight for rights, justice, and equality toward its logical fulfillment. The struggle for “civilization” continues.
BTL: Terrorist Alerts: Genuine Threats or Political Ploy? (tags)
Interview with Craig Eisendrath, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL: Terrorist Alerts: Genuine Threats or Political Ploy? (tags)
Interview with Craig Eisendrath, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Video of Bush Supporters (tags)
Great examples of what is know as a pre-conditioned response.
Dispelling myths about gay activism (tags)
Breaking the Principled Voter (tags)
Kerry Pursues the Politics of Fear Instead of Hope CounterPunch August 7 / 8, 2004
Club for Growth member Bob. J Perry funded 'Swift Boat' ads (tags)
Houston homebuilder, Christian zealout and hardcore GOP backer Bob J. Perry was funded, at least partially, the 'Swift Boat' attack ads since recanted by one Veteran.
EZLN images of a movement. An exhibit retrospective of the ZAPATISTA struggle (tags)
A visual exploration of the Zapatista movement, the daily life of the indigenous peoples of Chiapas, and the various manifestations of support that the Mexican and international civil society has given to the social, political and cultural movement provoked by the EZLN.
THIRD PARTY POLITICS (tags)
This article is about third party politics, and the role progressives, disgruntled, and discarded voters can play in stirring our country to greener pastures.
Free University-This Saturday 7/31! (tags)
A a short introduction to Anti-Oedipus and overview of Deleuze & Guattari's concept of revolutionary desire as it relates to political collectivity and the dynamics of group formations.
"BURN!" with Brando at Workmen's Circle (tags)
BURN! Starring Marlon Brando. Sunday, August 29, 7 pm at the Workmen's Circle in West LA.
Call for Artists-Moveon.org/Adbusters fundraiser-SITUATIONAL AWARENESS LA (tags)
Call for artists and party people: SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: an evening of audio/visual activism 8/28/04 produced by perceptioncollective.org to benefit the Adbusters Media Foundation and MOveon.org's PAC. Help us spread the word about this one night political awareness show.
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS (tags)
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A Shenere Velt Gallery Now - August 26, 2004 A major retrospective art exhibition encompassing thirty years of work.
IFEF chair man in memorial of Zahra Kazemi:EU shares Islamic Republic's crimes! (tags)
This is Omid Habibinia's Speech in Zahara Kazemi's memorial in Switzerland June 24, 2004 Iranian/Canadian Journalist who was last year Killed under torture. Yesterday,the trial hearing an intelligence agent accused of her murder abruptly ended while the lawyers objected the proceedings. Omid Habibinia is journalist in exile and chair man of Iran Freedom of Expression frontiers.
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.
BTL:Success of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Stems from Public's Search for Answers on... (tags)
...Failed Bush Administration Foreign Policies ~ Interview with Steve Rendall, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting senior analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
US: Patriotic pride and fear (tags)
Exploring questions of societal madness and contemporary fascism, Goldstein interviews political scientist Michael Parenti and psychologist Daniel Burston.
Democratic Senator Edwards Supports Political Police (tags)
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator John Edwards is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee who not only supports the fascist "Patriot" Act and homeland security bill, he also supports a "domestic intelligence organization" or political police.
ANSWER LA Political Forum - Iraq, Palestine & 2004 Elections (tags)
ANSWER Political Forum on IRAQ, PALESTINE & THE 2004 ELECTIONS Featuring Richard Becker & Muna Coobtee
A Conservative answers a Leftie (tags)
QUOTE America had to start a war against terror. Why? Fallacy #1. We didn’t start the war. In 1996 Osama bin Laden declared jihad against America. He asked Muslims worldwide to kill anything American. Then 15 hijackers landed planes in the middle of New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania. They started the war, we’re just going to see it’s finished.
S. Korea: Bring Back The Troops Home! (tags)
S. Korean anti war movement is intensifying the struggle against the plan to send additional 3,000 combat troops to Iraq. Instead we demand: Bring the troops home NOW!
European Parliament 2004 elections and new constitution (tags)
The European Parliament elections, held June 10-13, showed a strong trend among voters against ruling parties that sided with Bush's war on Iraq, as well as those that have been imposing pro-business economic policies, as in Germany and France.
Heralding the arrival of End Times for Bush (tags)
"who can miss the delicious irony that one of the most corrupt and lying administrations of modern times is now taking the unprecedented step of trying to get their religious backers to bring politics to their pulpits."
THE CONTINUING STRUGGLE OF AFGHAN WOMEN: A THREE PART FILM SERIES (tags)
Part one of a film series dedicated to raising awareness of Afghan women, while also raising funds to save a refugee high school from closier in Pakistan.
Los Angeles Vigil for Guadalajara Political Prisoners (tags)
June 10, 2004 Mobilization against Mexico’s repressive treatment of persons caught up in police sweeps following the ALCUE trade meeting has reached L. A.
"Juntos Si Podemos" Organizer Training June 19 (tags)
Latinos for America "Juntos Si Podemos" Organizer Training in Los Angeles – June 19, 2004.
Drawing Resistance-A traveling Political Art Show (tags)
Drawing Resistance is a show of two-dimensional artwork by 31 artist/activists from North America.
Solidarity Vigil with Guadalajara Political Prisoners (tags)
SOLIDARITY VIGIL WITH POLITICAL PRISONERS IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO.
Photoshop for Democracy (tags)
New and old media groups are using parody and Adobe Photoshop to mobilize young voters for the 2004 elections. Their message? "Let's have a good laugh at the powers that be, and let's work together to make America a better place."
Ronald Reagan, 93, dies at California home (tags)
Ronald Reagan, the one-time movie actor who became one of the nation's most important 20th-century presidents, died today at his California home. He was 93.
BTL:The Status of Iraqi Women Deteriorates Under U.S. Occupation (tags)
Interview with Rania Masri, director of the Southern Peace Research, Institute for Southern Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Build movement of mass resistance: WWP candidates (tags)
Message to June 5 marchers against war & occupation
Drawing Resistance: Political Art Show (tags)
"Tijuanna No!" by Winston Smith. Giclee print of original collage printed on Premium Luster Paper. Original collage is 14" x 48" Smith is one of the artists included in the show.
Second Conference of the Trotskyist Faction-International Strategy (tags)
read more in www.ft.org.ar
The Arab Baath Socialist Party May 4th 2004 Statement!!! (tags)
Free President Saddam Hussein!!! Victory to Iraqi Arab and Islamic Armed Resistance!!! Death to Zionist AmeriKKKa!!! Join the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network On Line News and Views Forum http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iraqi_Resistance_Solidarity_Network
Inflatable George W Bushes in time for elections (tags)
NEW 5 FOOT INFLATABLE GEORGE W. BUSH PUNCHING DOLLS, MAKE ASTOUNDING APPEARANCES ACROSS AMERICA! San Francisco CA.- May 11, 2004 - Just in time for the elections, controversial new George W. Bush Punching Dolls (Bop Bags) have been flooding the streets of America.
Eisner's Fantasyland Excuse for Censorship (tags)
Disney put the kibosh on new Michael Moore film connecting Saudis to Bushes. The rich oil barons fingered are investors in Disney.
'You should be ashamed of what you did to Tillman' (tags)
Bill O'Reilly called political cartoonist Ted Rall "a far left guy" who "makes (Gary) Trudeau look like Rush Limbaugh."
Nightline: War Dead Reading , Censored in 24% of U.S.A. (tags)
24% of the US tv market will not hear Ted Kopel read off the names of American war dead. Sinclair Broadcasting (which gave Bush $130,000) is censoring it because it paints the war in an unfavorable light.
GOP caught Money Laundering with donations (tags)
After Mr. Nesbitt of Ohio maxed his donations to Geoffrey Davis (KY-R), he continued to underwrite the candidate vis-a-vis complicit third-party partners -- the Club for Growth, Family First, and the National Right to Work Committee.
We strongly doubt that building democracy in Iraq will rally America (tags)
In our annual forecast we stated that the election was Bush's to lose, and he is making an outstanding attempt to lose it. Why? Because he has needlessly adopted a two-tier policy: a complex and nearly hidden strategic plan and a superficial public presentation.
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.
Why does Kerry sound like Bush? (tags)
According to the logic of the Democratic Party establishment and their mouthpieces, the only candidate that can beat Bush is the one that’s just as tough as Bush. As for people who actually want to see an end to Bush’s rotten reign--people who opposed the war on Iraq and Bush’s giveaways to Corporate America--they should keep quiet, while Kerry moves to the right to look for more votes.
Iraq Occupation Policy Under John Kerry (tags)
The anti-war activists should not harbor any illusions about John Kerry and the Democrats. The goal of anti-war activists should be the liberation of Iraq from the illegal Anglo-American occupation and its deadly consequences. It does not take a belief in determinism to figure out that the occupation can end under either Bush or Kerry if the economic and political costs become prohibitive for the financiers, the transnational corporations, the politicians and the military. These costs can rise if the Iraqi resistance grows strong, or if the anti-war movement in the West can put effective public pressure, or both
Political welfare queens. (tags)
Presidental candidates that steal our money to fund their failed campaigns.
Dunce vs Preppy (tags)
dumbass, smartass, or none of the above.
'Thank You Daniel Ellsberg' (tags)
30 years later, the legendary leftist hears his tribute tune
GOP-Corporate PAC funded TX take-over, perhaps illegally (tags)
The group gained financial traction largely by tapping Warren Robold, a Washington-based fund-raiser already affiliated with Americans for a Republican Majority, a political arm of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Sugar Land.
Elections in Spain & Russia: voters oppose Bush hegemony (tags)
In Spain and Russia, voters decisively rejected candidates aligned with the American and British governments. However, in both countries the winners are also in favor of internal clampdowns against "terrorism."
March 20 and corporate structure (pt.2) (tags)
Elections or Resistance: Bolivar y Resistencia (tags)
US has military programs, bases or spies in every country in Latin America Only Cuba and Venezuela restrict US official activities. We want this entire military-espionage regime out! We won’t pay you anymore debt peonage and we take back all of our resources, our industries and our power
Nader Commands Small But Loyal Following (tags)
Terence Courtney, 32, a black community organizer in Atlanta, said he supports Nader because he wants "a shift in the way we allocate our resources so it goes mostly to working people, people of color, women and children and less on building weapons and bombs." Unlike the Democrats, Courtney said, Nader "is telling the truth about the relationships between the government, the military and the corporations."
Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment: Tightening Tradition's Chain (tags)
Colombia: Film Documents 'The Red Dance' (tags)
The Colombian documentary film "El baile rojo" (The Red Dance), marks an effort to restore collective memory of an experiment in reconciliation that was erased by blood and fire from the country's political map. The film's title comes from the name of the extermination operation against the Patriotic Union (UP), a legal leftist movement proposed in 1984 by the FARC guerrillas as a political means to end the civil war.
IRAN:The End of Election Show (tags)
The results of this “election show” has confirmed that Iran people suffering poverty, dictatorship, corruption, increase of professionals immigration and injustice, have no tolerance to continue such miseries.
The Politics of the Gang (tags)
Haiti should be a sobering lesson to those who entertain the fantasy of libertarianism. If the state is the ultimate source of evil, then what is turning all these boys into butchers?
The Crats of Hebron (tags)
".... this rising "third" population lives ferociously in Hebron, along with the Palestinians and the settlers and soldiers. They have come about as a direct result of the illegal occupation, but are in some ways symbolic of the different kind of existence that Old Hebron has become as it is called, Area H-2."
Hacktivists Deface Dare.com in Act of Electronic Civil Disobedience (tags)
Hackers have targeted dare.com in political protest of the criminalization of marijuana, the hypocrisy of the war on drugs, and the indoctrination of today's youth through the DARE program.
Urgent action to save the lives of two women (tags)
The lives of Nazila and Farideh are in great danger
Safiya Bukhari, 1950-2003 (tags)
There wasn't anything on the site about Safiya Bukhari, noted prison abolition activist, who passed away recently. She's someone to honor, so, here it is. Follow the link for a good page about her.
THURS: Culture Clash & Evening of Political Satire (tags)
"The Bush Administration is a Weapon of Mass Dysfunction, "And we will take our roles as soldiers on the comedic warfront. The culture war is on!" - Richard Montoya of Culture Clash Culture Clash Headlines Evening of Political Satire Aimed at Bush Administration Joining Forces with Hilarious Eclectic Group of Performers Including Ed Asner, Elayne Boosler, Paula Poundstone, Rene Hicks, Jerry Quickley, Lalo Alcaraz & Ed Begley Jr
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.
Is There A Legal Age for Political Dissent? Teens at Protests! (tags)
Teens and Protests...should we be sharing nonviolent protest training with them? Are protests age-rated events? Should a street medic treat a teen without parental consent? Much like sex ed for teens, these topics are thorny...
How to defeat Bushism in 2004. (tags)
The defeat of Bush will require an international effort.
BTL:CBS Censorship of Political Ad During Super Bowl Sparks Debate on... (tags)
... Media Access Interview with Zack Exley, organizing director of MoveOn.org's Voter Fund conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Considering Vacating the US? Join the Exodus Nexus! (tags)
Arnold Schwarzenegger does fundraiser for Congressman with former ties to al-Qaeda (tags)
Governor Groper will be in Huntington Beach tommorrow night to do a fundraiser for a Congressman with former ties al-Qaeda. So much for patriotism.
High schooler savors becoming a conservative (tags)
"Liberals welcome every Muhammad, Jamul and Jose who wishes to leave his Third World state and come to America - mostly illegally - to rip off our health-care system, balkanize our language and destroy our political system."
Let's Build Liberation: A Conversation with Chris Crass (tags)
An interview with Chris Crass about anti-racism, anarchism, feminism and movement building
Empire strikes out (tags)
First publicated on the trotskyist review Marxism Alive 6
CHILLING DEJA VU: The Original, Eerily Premonitive Bush:Hitler Comparison from July 2001 (tags)
When this essay comparing Hitler's rise to power with Bush, and the tactics of the present GOP with the 1930s Nazis and Stalin's communist regime was first published in July, 2001, I was the recipient of a flood of hate mail and even a couple of death threats from militant rightwingers. But the comparison hit home: the article has been been circulating all over the world, reprinted in at least five languages. Unlike the lame, even bizarre comparisons rightwingers try to make between Clinton, Dean, et al. and Hitler, the similarity between Bush's regime and the rise of the Nazis is REAL and has evoked a shock of recognition in readers - or, as the title says, a "Chilling Déja Vu."
Peter Camejo: The Avocado Declaration (tags)
A statement on third parties in the US political system.
Watch List or Witch Hunt? (tags)
In 1962, a national security “watch list,” issued by the FBI, red-flagged all materials coming from Puerto Rico of an anti-American or pro-Soviet nature, peace groups going from the U.S. to the Soviet Union...
BTL:Vietnam War Era-style "Phoenix" Assassination Program Implemented in... (tags)
...U.S.-Occupied Iraq Interview with Douglas Valentine, author of "The Phoenix Program," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
The Double-Whammy and the 50-50 Balance (tags)
Second- and third-generation Arab-Americans, many of them Christians who previously had little affinity for their ethnic roots, now find themselves under siege by the Bush administration -- and are fighting back in a united way.
Revolutionary Music Review: Evan Greer (tags)
Young political songwriter Evan Greer has made a name for himself in Boston by gracing stages with the likes of David Rovics, Howard Zinn, and Tim Robbins. Erin Osgood of Flamejolt Magazine reviews his music, his politics, and his message.
BTL:Rev. Billy Takes his Gospel of 'Stop Shopping' to Stores that... (tags)
...Sell Products Produced by Sweatshop Labor. Interview with the Rev. Billy, Church of Stop Shopping, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Ritt Goldstein: A Police State Rising? (tags)
Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein's chronicle on the rise and ramifications of police power...from both journalistic and deeply personal perspectives.
The Internet and Mobocracy (tags)
The political movement of affluent, college-educated, angry liberals needed a candidate for the same reason that Bar Mitzvah DJ's need a way to pull people onto the dance floor. Howard Dean is the left's Cha-Cha Slide.
G8 2004:COINTELPRO in Savannah (tags)
Cops stake out G8 event in Savannah. Ga. Activists demand that city gov't buck the Patriot Act and flush the political police. (Hational Coalition to Repeal the Patriot Act- http://www.repealnow.com )
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.
Western Culture, Opera, and Cultural Marxism (tags)
Opera allowed me to relax, sit back, and soak in my culture -- until last summer. That's when I realized operas were stocked with old fashioned Marxist critiques of capitalism and snide attacks on Western civilization -- and rotten to the core.
Speaking of Tribunals... (tags)
As the U. S. occupation force in Iraq will have a military tribunal for Sadam, the Coalition on Political Assassinations [COPA] is circulating a petition to institute a special grand jury on the JFK assassination, and Sirhan Sirhan's Los Angeles attorney is seeking a new trial for RFK's alleged killer.
Tariq Ali Speaks in Seattle on War (tags)
Tariq Ali, author of "Bush in Babylon," spoke in Seattle recently about Arab culture, American history in the Middle East, ways to thwart being called an anti-Semite for criticizing Israeli policy and more....
KARL ROVE: THE KING OF DIRT (tags)
After many years as a privacy advocate and author of privacy books, I now reluctantly believe that there's one citizen of the United States who is not entitled to any privacy or solitude, but should be subjected to a relentless campaign of intimidation, harassment, and knavery. In other words, patriotic Americans who believe in fair play should -- within the bounds of the law -- make this person's life a living hell.
The Geneva storm's silver-lining (tags)
The rejuvenating efforts of the Geneva Groups have; shattered dangerous myths, rekindled hope, put Sharon in a corner, and led to a healthy redefinition of the meaning of being pro-Israel.
BTL:Critics Charge that FBI Spying on Peace Groups Chills Free Speech (tags)
Interview with Barbara Olshansky, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Asylum is a Human Right: A Dishonored Promise (tags)
"For a long while, the human right to asylum was a mere proclamation and never had a legally binding character for nation states. The human right to asylum is the hope of millions of refugees for a secure existence." translated from the German
New Political parties for Conscious Americans (tags)
A Los Angeles man heard the outrage of those opposed to war, racism, injustice , systematic abuse of fathers, families, parents and children, neglect of candidates and elected officals to meet environmental land human needs. As a solution he has formed two political parties for conscious Americans.
Its official COINTELPRO has returned (tags)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 The Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of antiwar demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads, according to interviews and a confidential bureau memorandum.
Shelby Steele Says It Out Loud: Whites Not Equal In The New America (tags)
Misinterpreting Mr. Dean's remark as an effort to use "identity to seek political power in precisely the same way that Rev. Al Sharpton does," Mr. Steele went on to ruminate about why there is no white identity in American politics, even though, as he freely acknowledged, there are certainly non-white identities”
We Are Seriously Concerned About the Fate of the State of Israel (tags)
"The best thing now is to convince and create public opinion that will come and say: This is what we want. We want to withdraw from the territories" The Yediot interview, with four former Shabak (Security) heads who sharply spoke out against the way our government handles the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, attracted worldwide attention. Here is Full Translation.
The Axis of Evil on the Internet (tags)
OPERATION ANARCHIST The United Capitalist Front (UCF) is a coalition of right wingers, conservatives and pro-capitalists working together to divide and conquer the effectiveness of the internet through disinformation and psychological warfare as counterinsurgency.
What ''Homeland Security'' is all about. (tags)
Market Forces Fed SoCal Flames (tags)
Mike Davis on the wildfires in Southern California "A market-driven recipe for disaster"
What is the Peace and Freedom Party’s Next Step? (tags)
A Revolutionary Point of View of the Peace and Freedom Party and the struggle today.
Know Thy Enemy: A Resource Site Devoted to CoIntepro (tags)
The FBI's CoIntelpro program is one of the dirtier and more sordid highlights in the history of a dirty and Sordid agengy. CoIntepro was the FBI's excuse for waging war against Americans who disagreed with the Party Line and made it Known.
Fox News:Miles from 'fair and balanced' (tags)
LA Times article on bias at Fox News, and who's responsible.
FOX Whistleblower: Miles from 'fair and balanced' (tags)
"Daily life at [Fox] is all about management politics....Editorially, the FNC newsroom is under the constant control and vigilance of management....[Fox] is, to a large extent, 'Roger's [Murdoch] Revenge' against what he considers a liberal, pro-Democrat media establishment...."
Bush Got $500,000 From Companies (tags)
Bush Boys Play Doctor (tags)
For Jeb Bush, the implications of his legislating the "Feeding Tube" may come as a shock -- a backlash from conservatives who have ceaselessly preached freedom and small government. His law has exposed the rent in the Republican Party between the libertarian crowd and the Christian right.
Irving Kristol (Bill’s Pappy), sometimes called the Godfather of neo-conservatism, once wrote: “There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn’t work.”
The Persecution of Sherman Austin (tags)
Takeover Artists Are Welcome Here (tags)
Within limits, I think libertarian impulses are healthy for the body politic. But when it comes to libertarian trust of industry captains, I prefer the government to impose reasonable regulations on business for the public good.
The National Defense Myth (tags)
Donald Rumsfeld puts on a good face for the public, but an internal memo revealed by MSNBC shows startling confusion. "We lack metrics to know if we are winning or losing the global war on terror," he writes. "Is our current situation such that 'the harder we work, the behinder we get'?"
Report on NO CAFTA COALITION Protest in Houston, October 21 (tags)
About one hundred people participated in a very spirited demonstration against CAFTA in Houston on Tuesday, October 21.
Libertarians and Conservatives -- Neither Side Really Gets It (tags)
The rift between libertarian and conservative movements in America today can be repaired. Mutual success can be achieved by cooperating on more critical subjects like dismantling public education in favor of home schooling and privatization.
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 Principles of Control (tags)
The first principle of people control is not to let them know you are controlling them. If people knew, this knowledge will breed resentment and possibly rebellion, which would then require brute force and terror, and old fashioned, expensive and not 100 % certain method of control.
More Labor Solidarity (tags)
Jesse Jackson Will Join The Grocery Strike Picket Line in Santa Monica Sunday Oct 19 at the Vons Market 710 N. Broadway. Call UFCW Hotline for more info 310-395-7768
The regimes selective view of freedom. (tags)
Last month, prominent clerics and academics issued a statement warning against calls for equality and increased rights for women, saying such efforts aim to make Muslim women more like "infidel" Western women.
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
Bush's Press Secretary's Pop pops on a former Pres. (tags)
A Texas attorney has just published a new book re LBJ and the JFK assassination. Another book on the 1963 coup is not that unusual. What is is that the author is the father of W. Bush's press secretary, Scott McCllellan.
Red River (tags)
Now even the blood and oil soaked mainstream media is being forced into acknowledging the truth: Bush Lied and committed a foul War Crime in the Name of this Nation.
Who do you admire? Who do you despise? (tags)
Can you name six prominent Americans that you admire? I'm thinking of Americans from the political arena. Can you name six prominent Americans whom you truly despise?
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.
Building Bridges Radio- Lula Speaks to Labor (tags)
Building Bridges presents this 27 minute radio program. To Listen click on Indymedia Link
The Corporate Media Engineers an Election By the Numbers (tags)
Never has there ever been a more profound example of the corporate media engineering an election and yes I mean a more profound example than even election 2000.
Radical Direct Action (tags)
Our protest tactics do not work. The demonstrations against the war did nothing to dissuade the Bush administration from carrying it out. Mass rallies to demonstrate that the people oppose government policy play on the assumption that the government could give a damn what the people think. It does not, and it will not. The government is motivated exclusively by their interests in capital and power. We know this to be the case by their own admission, by the governments insistence that it will not be influenced by protests.
Not a Leak, Treason (tags)
Spin is All, and in the Plame Affair Bush still has the upper hand since reporters allow him to characterize this as "leaking classified information," like the specs for a bolt on an F-15 fighter.
A historic message — Justice for immigrants (tags)
WASHINGTON – Busloads of Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders brought their agenda into the heart of the nation’s political arena, Oct. 1, demanding Congress enact comprehensive reform of the nation’s immigration laws.
Psychops, Mind Control and the Right Wing (tags)
Liberals, whistleblowers and civil servants have been 'neutralized' by mind control techniques for decades. It is time to open this ugly can of worms.
Protest of 27 pilots highlights class divisions in Israel (tags)
Does macho-flash language work? (tags)
Many Libertarians who engage in name-calling or macho-flashing believe that our "absolute truth" is so clear that people should embrace it after hearing our slogans, and so virtuous that anyone who opposes it must be evil or stupid.
The Most Insidious of Traitors (tags)
The Bush administration pushed very hard the idea that America is in danger from WMDs being placed into the hands of terrorists. This was one of the central arguments behind the war in Iraq. Yet in order to protect Bush's political standing, a couple of "administration officials" blew Valerie Plame, and by proxy her network, completely out of the water in an attempt to shut her husband up. In short, in order to protect Bush from the ramifications of using fake evidence to support his war, this White House destroyed an intelligence network that was protecting us from the threat posed by chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons.
Are "anarcho"-capitalists really Anarchists? (tags)
Because "anarcho"-capitalists embrace capitalism and reject socialism, they cannot be considered anarchists or part of the anarchist tradition.
Bush Still protecting Clinton (tags)
NEWSWEEK REPORTS BUSH WHITE HOUSE ATTEMPTING TO DEEP PARDONGATE INVESTIGATION
Dignity, Solidarity and the Penal Colony (tags)
As of yesterday on CounterPunch at: http://www.counterpunch.org/said09252003.html there is a 13-page Said excerpt from the book ‘The Politics of Anti-Semitism’, from which further extracts below: --------------------------------------------------------
Lefty Hooligan Breaks it Down for Activists (tags)
You can't tell the players without a program. Lefty Hooligan, an old timer in the left scene, breaks it all down for you. This article is a few years old, but nothing much has changed, and the various organizations discussed are still around. Cults of personality tend to have long lives. Just look at Lyndon Larouche's longevity.
Zogby: Dean vs Un-Dean (tags)
Will Democrats choose a candidate who is an "electable moderate" or a "fighter for principles"? Both sides have a political case to make.
MY EXPERIENCES AS A WORKING CLASS ANARCHIST (tags)
I started thinking about writing this piece of work when I was, as I often do, pondering the failings of the British anarchist movement
Cronies v. Qualifications, Howard Dean’s Dilemma (tags)
Dean’s desire to appoint unqualified cronies to high positions.
Mexico-The Zapatista Army and the Caracoles-A Marxist Analysis (tags)
Bustamante finds a very slimy way to bypass campaign finance laws (tags)
It looks like Cruz "Joe Lieberman for President" Bustamante has found a very slimy way to use the millions of dollars in dirty money he's been raking in from the casino interests here in California.
Lawsuit Threatens Bush Presidency --- Media Blackout (tags)
This could be the lawsuit that ends Bush's *illegitimate* presidency!
Court Solidarity for Rob Middaugh 8/18 (tags)
Read more for latest charges filed against political prisoner, Robert Middaugh.
Ex-Quackenbush consultants hop aboard Arnold the Barbarian's campaign for Governor (tags)
"Nothing could be more inside the political structure that has so offended Californians than to hire Chuck Quackenbush's political consultants. This is a strategic blunder of monumental proportions. It makes me wonder whether [Schwarzenegger's] up to the task."
Furor Over Gay Marriages: The Insane Ravings of the Marriage Police (tags)
Inner Sight & Sound Reason vs. Viewing Blindly & Noisily^ (tags)
Inner Sight & Sound Reason vs. Viewing Blindly & Noisily^ in Blind ambition. Careful with what you believe coming from all those Disinformation Agent Smiths out there in the Psychotronic Mind Control Arena of Brainwashing.
The governator (tags)
He is a barely articulate, pumped-up bodybuilder with a cupboard full of skeletons. But could it be that Arnold Schwarzenegger was always destined for a career in politics? And if he becomes governor of California next month, is the White House next?
Support Political Prisoner Rob Middaugh 8/18/03 (tags)
Anti-racist activist charged with supposedly "assaulting" a federal police officer with soda...read on...
What is going on in Iraq today? An Iraqi view (tags)
Raid Fahmi is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP). He represented the ICP at the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Athens, Greece, June 19-20, 2003.
Even Republicans are calling Schwarzenegger a liar – just one day into his campaign (tags)
Just one day into his campaign for governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is being called a liar, Hollywood opportunist and con man. And that’s just by fellow Republicans.
The Logic of Political Violence - A Spoken Word CD by Craig Rosebraugh (tags)
“THE LOGIC OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE: Lessons in Reform and Revolution” was released today by Arissa Media Group in Portland. This 65 minute spoken word cd contains a live lecture given by Craig Rosebraugh at a bookstore in Portland in 2003.
Basque? What is that?! (tags)
Who are the Basques and why does Spain call their culture terrorist? What is the truth?
Little Caesar's Quicksand (tags)
On C-Span radio the other morning, I heard a Vietnam combat veteran earnestly worrying that our troops in Iraq might be "hand-cuffed." He had heard a rumor about rubber bullets that upset him. Another caller made the point more angrily "For every American who gets killed, they should take 20 Iraquians (his term) and hang them from lamp posts." This, he explained, is how the Klingons from Star Trek would handle it.
Manufacturing Consent (tags)
"The pure facts are not denied by Chomsky's adversaries but their interpretation..Chomsky believes in a strategy of the media moguls..Government-friendly reporting is better in the long run for the economy and for the media conglomerates." Trans fr German
Swindled by the Great Republican Deception (tags)
The modern American Libertarian is very different from European-variety libertarians (anarchist-socialists) like Noam Chomsky, they are instead direct descendants of Republicans Barry Goldwater & Ronald Reagan. And they are battling for your body and soul.
False Prophets, fake skeptics: Holocaust denial (tags)
Those who deny Nazi genocide have created a pseudoscience called Holocaust Denial. Whether they are cognizant con artists, or illogical true believers, they distort facts to a desired end in the guise of skepticism.
We Stand Divided. (tags)
Why are we so divided? It all boils down to ones reality. What is reality? "Reality" is only ones perception, whatever your perception (formed by what you constantly surround yourself with) is your "reality". It is necessary for some of us to break out of an “environmental bubble” interact with ALL nationalities, religion, beliefs, clubs, and political ideals; let's just say "humanity”, for this reason...
Global Power Elites and the New Wars (tags)
"A representative republic was transformed into a plutocracy. Privatizing public property was a continuous tendency during the whole modern age." The average net worth of the 400 richest Americans rose tenfold by 1999..The Bush administration has martial plans, not a Marshall plan." From the German
Ann Coulters Crummy New Screed (Character Assassination) (tags)
In short, Ann Coulter has once again revealed herself as one of the most destructive forces in American politics, repeatedly making outrageously irrational arguments and demonstrably false claims. "Treason" is the culmination of a dismaying trend toward factually misleading and inflammatory books from pundits such as Michael Moore, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. These authors may delight partisans and make their publishers rich, but their work impoverishes our political discourse.
Clear Channel Fires DJ for Anti-War Views (tags)
So much for "objective" News from Clear Channel Stations. Toe the Party Line of Love that Georgie's War or be fired for maintaining an honest view.
...Section 1102 of the (CA) State Labor Code, [ ] unambiguously prohibits employers from interfering with the political activity of their employees.
Downloaders would get fried computer (tags)
Utah senator Orrin Hatch is willing to remotely destroy the computers of illegal music downloaders in an attempt to "teach somebody about copyrights"
NYC: The Political Persecution of Juanita Young (tags)
The Consumerist Manifesto. Book Review (tags)
"Trade is the functional equivalent to force", Bolz says self-assuredly. Whoever pursues trade and consumes doesn't wage wars apart from weapons and drug trade. Consumers as a rule are peace-loving beings. They don't hurl bombs.."
Present situation in Latin America (tags)
The present situation promises to be a period of growing social and political polarization in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. Before the end of 2003 we are likely to see a new alignment of political and social forces from below and perhaps some "regime changes" from above or from below.
The Twilight of Vanguardism (tags)
Revolutionary thinkers have been saying that the age of vanguardism is over for most of a century now. Outside of a handful of tiny sectarian groups, it's almost impossible to find a radical intellectuals seriously believe that their role should be to determine the correct historical analysis of the world situation, so as to lead the masses along in the one true revolutionary direction.
Nightmare Scenarios: Today & 3 Years From Now (tags)
A look at what might happen if New York State Senate Bill 2996 becomes law and the FCC loosens ownership regulations for media corporations causing the further erosion of diverse, locally owned and operated newspapers and broadcast stations thanks to the consolidation of their ownership.
After the War is Before the War (tags)
The Marburg professor of political science gave this address at the union conference "After the Kosovo War" on Sept 4, 1999. Translated from the German
Economic Fascism and Tax Slavery (tags)
"Words mean what I say they mean, Alice," said the Mad Hatter
Neo-liberalism (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
Is this what you call victory? (tags)
Even right wing shows like Mc Cloughlin Group and Meet the press where slaming the bush administrations total lack of planning for post war Iraq.
RW: U.S. In Iraq: The "Shoot-To-Kill" Occupiers (tags)
RW: Secret Police Round-Ups in L.A. (tags)
Homeland Security: When The Phoenix Came Home To Roost (tags)
In order to institutionalize his "legally criminal" social structure, Bush signed the Homeland Security Act on 25 November 2002, creating the Department of Homeland Security under former Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Ridge. The Department's job is to coordinate the anti-terror elements of dozens of federal agencies, and secure the US "from terrorist threats or attacks," be they genuine or provoked by the Bush Régime for black propaganda purposes.
Commentator, Author and Activist, Arianna Huffington (tags)
Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11th Ocean Park Beach at Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica
Big Brother isn't Coming; He's here. (tags)
And so it was with every recorded fact, great or small. Everything faded away into a shadow-world in which, finally, even the date of the year had become uncertain." --Excerpted from the book, 1984, by George Orwell
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."
Rational Fascism (tags)
A short history of the rise of Italian and German fascism and the reasons for the occurrence. Excerpted from Michael Parenti's book Blackshirts and Reds.
THE PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY (tags)
MoveOn Bulletin Friday, May 9, 2003
IsraHell's Wall of Shame (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed Israeli terror.
Dumping Bush-Regime Change in 2004 (tags)
Makes the case for developing an electoral arm for the peace movement that can defeat Bush and the War Party in 2004. Stresses need for independent political action groups.
My Dream (tags)
Is that the whole world will be a place of social justice. . . like China, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, North Korea and, of course, Cuba. Viva Comrade Fidel!
Iraq "war" to last "3-5 years" (tags)
It ain't over yet, and even when it ends, it still won't be over ( see http://newamericancentury.org )
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.
RCP embedded in Pacifica (tags)
Why is the Revolutionary Communist Party allowed to spread their rhetoric on Pacifica?
Make Peace with SYria (tags)
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (review) (tags)
Review of "Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election," a documentary currently playing in and around L.A.
Western Civilization at a Crossroads (tags)
"Peace is not everything but without peace everything is nothing" (Willy Brandt 1982).. "The civilization project aims at abolishing war as an institution.. Justice and the strength of the law should replace power interests and the right of the stronger."
RAWA SPEAKER - WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE IN OC! (tags)
SONALI KOLHATKAR (KPFK) & TAHMENNA FARYAL (RAWA) TEACH-IN AGAINST WAR APRIL 9 (tags)
Abe Magil: A tribute to a working class, Marxist journalist (tags)
Marxist journalist and pamphleteer. Devoted family man and friend. Poet. Editor. Political leader. All of these describe Abe Magil, who died in January.
Craig Rosenbaugh on the Anti-War Struggle (tags)
An excellent analysis of why the peace movements fail to stop war and a call for radical direct action.
ROLLING START: The Idiot Prince Will Have His War (tags)
There is a long struggle ahead, and it will become more terrible. But just as those before us fought slavery, apartheid, fascism, and colonialism, we will take up our historical task with confidence and determination, and assert our humanity against these gangsters.
Craig Rosebraugh on the Anti-War struggle (tags)
As the U.S. led military campaign gets fully under way in the very near future, the question remains… how far is the anti-war movement in the United States willing to go to stop the U.S. government and its unceasing atrocities? How far are you willing to go, what are you willing to do to stop the massive bloodshed once again caused by the U.S. government?
For Our Common Future - No to War! Cancel the Debts! (tags)
"War has changed into a structural and permanent part of the global hegemony.. In the name of the liberalization of the market, the population sees itself robbed of its elementary rights. Every area of life and nature is for sale.." Porto Alegre Jan 2003
Recovering the Power of the Global Grass Roots in the Antiwar Movement (tags)
Feel free to reprint this essay
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
Women (and Men) of the World, Unite! (tags)
the latest in a series about male domination
An Interview with a Poet Against the War, Chase Twichell (tags)
Poetry's not window cleaning. It breaks the glass." Chase Twichell
American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)
The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html
PARTY WITH "ARTS IN ACTION!" (tags)
ART AND RESISTANCE! Come celebrate the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the ARTS IN ACTION space! Help support another year of creating an environment, which generates artistic and political dialogue and action. Keep the doors open for another year! Keep this independent cultural center alive! Arts in Action is a cultural and political collective housed in the Westlake/Pico Union area of Los Angeles. Our vision is to create an environment which generates artistic and political dialogue and action.
Millions march against war: Around world (tags)
An unprecedented wave of anti war demonstrations swept the globe on Feb. 15, as an estimated 11 million demonstrators poured into the streets, determined to block the Bush administration’s drive to war against Iraq. As in the U.S., initiators and participants came from a very broad array of unions, political parties, religious organizations, youth and women’s organizations, left and progressive organizations including communist and workers parties.
DO YOU WANT AN EVIL EMPIRE? (tags)
The danger that a Central Government free from it's historic restraints could run amok with self-serving self-justifications was something that our Nation's Founders warned of. Read Washington's Farewell Address for perspective on their viewpoint.
The social construction of consciousness (tags)
This paper gives a theoretical discussion of the source and methodology of the social construction of consciousness. The first section introduces the piece. The second establishes the relationship between "interests" and "consciousness." The third describes growing inequality in the US. The fourth develops the structural source of consciousness. The fifth details the interlocking nature of politics and economy in the US. The sixth section discusses how our consciousness can be constructed. The final section offers some solutions.
OC WEEKLY ARTICLE ON POLICE MISCOUNDUCT @ ABCF BENEFIT SHOW IN ANAHEIM (tags)
Revolutionary Cycles (tags)
The history of humanity teaches that people have always resisted when the social inequality was outrageous and blatant. The increase of criminality in the South as in the North is caused by the despair of the poorest in view of worldwide injustice.
The State Sabotages Social Change Initiatives: History (tags)
Since COINTELPRO was used mainly against the progressive movements of the 1960s, its impact can be grasped only in the context of the momentous social upheaval which shook the country during those years. All across the United States, Black communities came alive with renewed political struggle. Most major cities experienced sustained, disciplined Black protest and massive ghetto uprisings. Black activists galvanized multi-racial rebellion among GIs, welfare mothers, students, and prisoners.
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.
The naked truth about anarchists! (tags)
You see that sign down there? Its the sign of of dirty smelly lazy dull bastards!
The Axis of Evil on Indymedia (tags)
The United Capitalist Front (UCF) is a coalition of right wingers, conservatives and pro-capitalists working together to divide and conquer the effectiveness of indymedia through disinformation and psychological warfare as counterinsurgency (Stay tuned for updates).
BENEFIT SHOW W/ GREAT MUSIC FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS THIS SAT. JAN 25! (tags)
All the reasons why ANSWER and NION are Authoritarian dictators (tags)
I can think for myself please
POLITICAL PRISONERS BENEFIT SHOW SAT. JAN 25!! (tags)
LB Book Discussion (tags)
Political Book Discussion in Long Beach
Breaking the Silence on the Israel Lobby (tags)
I placed much of the blame for the escalation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the actions of the organized American Jewish community and by individual Jews working independently who over the years have successfully stifled, intimidated, and marginalized critics of Israeli policies.
Michael Parenti Article: To Kill Iraq: The Reasons Why (tags)
Arguments against a war on Iraq by noted political analyst and author Michael Parenti.
Raze 213: ONE OF SADDAM TORTURE TEK (tags)
Freedom of Speech is the dearest freedom people can have, for without it political repression and social states are easier to accomplish. Raze 213 articulates one of the brutal torture method that been used by Saddam Hussein's regime against political prisoner in Iraq
Solidarity With Immigrants Under Attack: Demonstrate! (tags)
Protest- Fri., Jan. 10 at 8, 12 & 4:00 -INS office, Los Angeles & Temple St
Long Beach Police Trying to Shut Down LB REACH CENTER! (tags)
LBPD vows to shut down REACH Center.
Benefit Show 4 Political Prisoners JANUARY 25 !! (tags)
Iran Student Movement (tags)
Student Movement Coordination Committee in Iran promotes Secularism and Democracy in Iran
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.
Social conflicts are always conflicts around terms and definitional power..Whoever has definitional power over what is reality and what is realpolitik dominates ideological semantics. Translated from the German
Political Prisoner Benefit Show (tags)
Music for Social Change
The Fight for Iran's Democratic Ideals (tags)
Over the weekend thousands of Iranian students continued their protests to demand political reform. Their voices were raised in support of Hashem Aghajari, the college professor who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. But the student movement is broader than dissent over one injustice.
a timeline of CIA atrocities (tags)
the author Steve kangas was suicided in 1999
New Online Progressive / Activist Forum Launched (tags)
This is to introduce and announce a new website called Progressive Forum. The Progressive Forum aims to provide an online political community for progressive political activists.
Stop calling Islam the enemy (tags)
PARIS A part of the neoconservative intelligentsia in Washington is trying to turn the Bush administration's "war against terrorism" into a war against Muslim civilization and the Islamic religion.
Setting the Record Straight- RCP on the Anti War Movement (tags)
In response to a article written on Salon.com
first meeting of anarchist radio collective - l.a. sunday, 1 pm (tags)
first meeting of anarchist radio collective - l.a. 1pm - 4pm sunday, november 24th '02 1405 Scott Ave., Echo Park.
Perry Anderson: Pre-emptive Surrender (tags)
A critique of Perry Anderson's "Force and Consent"
BTL:Conservative Democratic Leadership Council Biggest Loser in 2002 Election (tags)
Interview with Manning Marable, professor of history and political science at Columbia University conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.
Proposal of netstrike de Isole nella Rete against the last detentions (tags)
The arrests of the political activists in South of Italy are really grave. It's urgent to give an strong and united response. Isole nella Rete is proposing a netstrike. Over the skin of the activists from the South is the future of all the political activism.
PAT BUCHANAN, POSTER BOY FOR WHAT AILS AMERICA (tags)
Your basic backyard brown shirt...
Uribe Velez: A Regional Danger (tags)
The ascension of Alvaro Uribe Velez to the Presidency of Colombia signifies the apogee of the violence and a new war surge that threatens to overflow the Colombian borders and involve the countries of the region. An analysis by the editor of Ecuador’s Opción Magazine:
Liberal L.A. Civil Servants Beware! (tags)
Psychological operations and disability are the tools used for decades to remove effective liberal workers and whistleblowers.
The election's real message (tags)
Here's what really happened in Tuesday's midterm elections
ZioCops strike again! (by Latuff) (tags)
ZioCops never sleep...
Gandhi and the (establishment-supported) Myth of Effective Nonviolence (tags)
Gandhi's life was history's longest experiment in nonviolent political action. The result of the experiment is fairly clear: An exploitative class structure cannot be broken without violence somewhere along the way. Property rights, defended by state violence, have never yielded to the peaceful pressure of the exploited class. Put in other terms, no exploiting class has ever left the stage of history without being pushed.
The history of the guerilla movement in Colombia (tags)
The guerilla in Colombia has not been invented by the left. It dates further back and is the answer of the lower classes to the violence of the rich and mighty.
POSSIBLE ASSASSINATION OF WELLSTONE!? (tags)
Repost of article which first appeared on Minnesota Indymedia. Before all you people start crying "conspiracy theory," remember the little Anthrax incident about a year ago to the day in which 2 Democratic Party Senators were sent anthrax genetically identical to US Army/CIA anthrax at Ft. Detrick, MD. Also, remember the curious death of Clifford Baxter, Enron executive in Sugarland, TX--Tom Delay's home district.
Political Prisoner in need of your help (tags)
TOM MANNING MOVED TO LEAVENWORTH
Running Down The Walls!!! Oct 19(9am-4pm) (tags)
Fundraising Run/Jog/Walk in Griffith Park, for U.S. Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War and the Autonomous Settllement of Maclovio Rojas in Northern Mexico
Bali terrorist attack causes shock-waves in the pacific (tags)
Bali terrorist attack
RUNNING DOWN THE WALLS (tags)
Fundraising Run/Jog/Walk in Griffith Park, for US Political Prisoners and the Autonomous Settlement of Maclovio Rojas in Northern Mexico.
Manufacturing Anti-Semites (posted by Latuff) (tags)
Relevant article on anti-Semitism from Uri Avnery, founder and activist of Israeli peace organization Gush Shalom.
run down this!! (tags)
you abcf - ers sent this to me, i think it is a great idea!
THE HUNGER FOR WAR (tags)
MUMIA ABU JAMAL DISSECTS AMERICA'S HUNGER FOR WAR
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.
South Gate: Where City Hall's a Mix of Soap Opera and Bad Joke (tags)
Government: Officials are looking into suspected corruption. Council-watchers enjoy 'the meow lady.'
SUPRESSION OF ARAB STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA (tags)
The policy of the University of Haifa seeks to end Palestinian student political activism on campus. This policy will continue unless massive protest persuades the University that it is unacceptable for an institution of Higher Learning. We therefore call on members of the academic community - students and professors - as well as others, to protest the suppression of political activities of Arab students at the University of Haifa and demand that the University revoke the suspensions imposed on the student activists and respect students' basic democratic right to express their political views.
Ga. Newcomer Turns to Jews To Oust Rep. McKinney's Dad (tags)
ATLANTA — After mounting a successful campaign to encourage thousands of Republican voters to oust Rep. Cynthia McKinney in last week's Democratic primary, a small group of Atlanta-area political operatives are hoping for Jewish backing in their bid to unseat her father from his seat in the Georgia State House.
Protest AIPAC! (tags)
AIPAC, the American Israel Political Affairs Committee, is having a "summit" at the Swissotel in Buckhead on October 6. Come join APS and other human rights activists in protesting these sponsors of terrorism!
DEMOCRACY RIGHT NOW! (tags)
Progressive political leaders are still going down in flames following "crowd politics" rather than engaging the multitudes in true democratic politics, in which the people are the leaders. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), was only the last one defeated by ruthless investor driven politics.
CALL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE LONG BEACH/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANARCHIST MOVEMEN (tags)
Islam is a political manifesto of terrorism masquerading as religion. (tags)
Islam, like its communist neighbor, is attempting to destroy all western thought in favor of intolerance, mass murder and mass conformity. Islam is a direct attack on the individualism and freedom of thought that helped create the western world. If Islam is permitted its cancerous spread, the world will enter another dark age of bigotry, intolerance, and the genocidal rage of madmen masquerading as religious leaders.
U.S. Offensive in Latin America: Coups, Retreats, and Radicalization (tags)
The most powerful and organized challenge to the satellite building project of the empire is in Colombia.
Book Review: The Persian Sphinx (tags)
Mark Dankof's review of Abbas Milani's "The Persian Sphinx," chronicles the saga of the life and martyrdom of Amir Abbas Hoveyda, the former Prime Minister of Iran. It serves as both a chronicle of the Persian past and a guideline for the future.
Anarchist Black Cross Network 2002 Conference Next Week (tags)
The first Anarchist Black Cross conference in North America since 1994 will be held July 26-28, 2002, in Austin, Texas.
Bringing the ADC Back to the Democratic Mainstream (tags)
A statement calling for the reinstatement of Michael Shehadeh, prominent civil rights activist, who was relieved of his role as Western Regional Director.
HIP HOP 4 JUSTICE CONCERT - JULY 20TH (tags)
HIP HOP 4 JUSTICE! JULY 20TH! AN EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS AND BUILD SUPPORT!
Latvia: the new apartheid (tags)
Latvia: the new apartheid
HIP HOP 4 JUSTICE! JULY 20TH (tags)
HIP HOP 4 JUSTICE! JULY 20TH! AN EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS AND BUILD SUPPORT!
***DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT*** (tags)
L.A. DOWNTOWN FEDERAL BUILDING Friday, June 28 @ 4 PM FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 213.487.2368
Anti-Democratic developments on the Israeli parliamentary scene (tags)
Dear friends, It is our sad duty to bring to your attention a set of very serious and dangerous developments on the Israeli parliamentary scene. The ruling coalition, headed by the Likud and the Labor Party, has given its support to a set of recently adopted draconic measures. These new laws are cynically aimed at canceling the representation our faction, the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality and that of the Arab lists, which together hold ten seats in the 120 member Israeli Knesset.
Cubans Overwhelmingly Back Socialism (tags)
HAVANA (AP) -- A petition to declare Cuba's socialist system ``untouchable'' has been signed by nearly 70 percent of Cubans of voting age, officials said Sunday.
EMERGENCY BENEFIT SHOW! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS! (tags)
EMERGENCY BENEFIT SHOW FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!
Two Lids and the Communist Chipmunks (tags)
Creative fiction about Kiva State University that parodies political realities.
SHOW: THE FLAG (tags)
Co-sponsored by the Armory Center for the Arts and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, SHOW: The Flag is a collaborative exhibition of art with a public discussion that focuses on the portrayal and display of the American flag. Included are historical works produced as early as the 1960s, as well as artworks inspired by the September 11 attacks and their aftermath.
A-CLIP Collaborative Movie Project (tags)
A-clip III: "On Urban Geography: Utopia and Control" A-clip Berlin invites you to create a part of a film network between Los Angeles, New York City and Berlin. We are here in the US to collect and to produce new urban-political shorts and bring them to main-stream cinema houses in Europe and vice versa. The dead-line for new clips is June 6. There will be several meetings in April and May and a screening in LA of all new clips at June 15.
Artwork about April 29th, 1992 uprising. (tags)
I did this Oil Painting based upon what I witnessed in the immediate aftermath of the "not guilty" verdicts for the LAPD Officers who nearly beat Rodney King to death. The April 29th, 1992 acquittal lead to the bloodiest riots in United States history.
MAY DAY DINNER PARTY / FREE RUCKS! (tags)
Be there for one purpose. For RUCKUS!!!!!
Venezuela, Neither Chavez nor Carmona (tags)
anarchists declare thereselves opponents of both Left and Right authoritarians
EMERGENCY LB Political Prisoners!!!! (tags)
help LB Political Prisoners !!!!
govermental forces unite to foil strike in nepal (tags)
with massive strikes in india and italy it will be interesting to see how a nationwide strike will develop in a land with revolutionary forces
Politics in the Zeros (tags)
Political weblog with news, views, links, and comments from a Leftie/Progressive viewpoint. Politics in the Zeros Political musings, California and otherwise http://www.bomoco.com/blog
Colombia archbishop murdered by state (tags)
Colombian narco-fascism has seen little success against the FARC except its constant use of defamation through the corporate media. Like the murder of Father Romero in El Salvador, the ruling class strikes once again showing its true face of cowardice and manipulation.
A blog is born (tags)
Politics in the Zeroes Political musings, California and otherwise http://www.bomoco.com/blog
Colombia Voters Reject U.S. War (tags)
When Colombian voters went to the polls yesterday to elect a new Congress, they massively rejected the candidates of the traditional ruling two-party system of the Conservative and Liberal parties.
Benefit Concert for Raise The Fist! (tags)
BENEFIT SHOW FOR RAISETHEFIST (tags)
"Music for Freedom" Benefit show for Raise The Fist (flyer)
Lower the Voting Age to 16 (tags)
This peice was not paid for by MTV.
Extremism and Terrorism - Caltech Lecture, Sat 2nd March (tags)
The Skeptics society have organized this lecture, might be worth a visit.
Building Bridges Radio - Denis Brutus & Horace Campbell on Globalizatio (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Reports presents this 59 min Internet Radio progam in which Denis Brutus and Horace Campbel talk about corporate globalization. Building Bridges is broadcast over WBAI Radio in NYC. PLEASE CLICK ON INDY MEDIA LINK TO LISTEN TO THIS PROGRAM
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
Changing the World--What will it Take? (tags)
A call for activists to attend a public forum at UCLA on Feb 9th to openly discuss questions regarding radical social change and what it's going to take to get there.
ARTS IN ACTION - Grand Opening (tags)
A Grand Exhibition opens an Activist Art Space at the old Convergence Center, February 9th.
Activist Needs Help! (tags)
You can help fight political revenge used against activists. All it takes is an email.
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.
"FreeRepublic" Becomes "CensoredRepublic" (tags)
Jim Robinson, owner of the popular forum "FreeRepublic", is censoring articles and views he doesn't agree with.
My Resignation from the Democratic Party (tags)
The United States has effectively become a military dictatorship with a mere window dressing of democracy. This is unacceptable to myself and to the immortal soul of the Constitution of the United States of America.
N + R event description and analysis (tags)
Below is a discription and discussion of the N + R event.
Here is "Drunkin Injune" by Rittee Tarugsa
USGP advisory on detention of a Green at Maine airport (tags)
CORRECTION of erroneous information in press reports on the detention of a Green at Maine airport
OMB Watch: Anti-Terrorism Bill Could Impact Nonprofits (tags)
The anti-terrorism bill passed by the House yesterday could threaten nonprofits that advocate for changes in US foreign policy or provide social services to individuals targeted by government investigations, primarily due tp a vague, overbroad defintion of a new crime, "domestic terrorism". Acts of political protest could be covered, and anyone that provides material support or harbors a person designated as a terrorist can be charged with a crime.
Changed Political Climate Affects Struggle to Stop Navy Bombing Exercises... (tags)
Robert Rabin is with the Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques. He spoke with Between The Lines' Denise Manzari about the changing political climate in the wake of the terror assaults, that could allow the Navy base to remain on Vieques indefinitely.
Help Political Prisoners Berrigan, Buck, Peltier Preemptively Punished (tags)
Letter from daughter and wife reporting on, and asking for support with peace activist political prisoner, put in isolation- "for his protection".
The origins and variants of fascism (tags)
Long before it became possible to speak of fascism Marxists considered the question of what new political features would be associated with the transition of free competition capitalism to monopoly capitalism. The question was — what political changes would take place when the economic basis of bourgeois society changed?
Attacks on Haitian Police May be Linked to Anti-Aristide Political Forces (tags)
Ray LeForest is a labor organizer and co-coordinator of the Haiti Support Network, based in New York City. He spoke with Between The Lines' Denise Manzari about the political tension in Haiti and the forces that may have been behind these latest attacks(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).
A Zapatista Reading List by Gabriel García Márquez & Subcomandante Marcos (tags)
"I have Don Quixote by the bedside, and I regularly carry around Romancero gitano, by García Lorca. Don Quixote is the best book out there on political theory, followed by Hamlet and Macbeth. There is no better way to understand the tragedy and the comedy of the Mexican political system than Hamlet, Macbeth and Don Quixote. They're much better than any column of political analysis."
A Zapatista Reading List by Gabriel García Márquez & Subcomandante Marcos (tags)
"I have Don Quixote by the bedside, and I regularly carry around Romancero gitano, by García Lorca. Don Quixote is the best book out there on political theory, followed by Hamlet and Macbeth. There is no better way to understand the tragedy and the comedy of the Mexican political system than Hamlet, Macbeth and Don Quixote. They're much better than any column of political analysis."
PG&E: Political Graft & Extortion (tags)
PG&E: Political Graft & Extortion
Business Outspends Labor 15-1 (tags)
The broadest classification of political donors separates them into business, labor, or ideological interests. Whatever slice you look at, business interests dominate, with an overall advantage over organized labor of about 15-to-1.
United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers Endorse Nader (tags)
Under federal election law — and given our union's policies and structure — we have no way of letting you know when our national union, or an autonomous UE local union, has taken democratic action to endorse a candidate for federal office on our website.
Political prisoner in Belgium (tags)
Since the 14 th of July, Feriye Erdal, Anti Fascist militant, member of the DHKP-C (Turkish) is in hunger strike against here detention in prison in Belgium. She is imprisoned for more than 10 months. Here Health situation is getting worse, we need to act now.
Nazi era danger of American police violence (tags)
Pleading the innocence of lambs, state police and national intelligence agencies have, nevertheless, obviously engaged in unwarranted violence against anti-capitalist dissent, to a degree that has already escallated into the admittedly dangerous patterns of Nazi era mass murder designed to suppress political dissent.
Judge Restricts Anti-Democratic Actions of the Police (tags)
[english] report on court restrictions of police activity, including confiscation of puppets. Also touches on actions of latino groups on Sunday (8/12/2000).