fix articles 785, violence
Impostures d'impostures (tags)
La domination est de tous les courants...
PHILIPPINES: Martial Law is Not the Answer! (tags)
Statements on the imposition of martial law in Mindanao
Violence abiotique de l'économie (tags)
Violence institutionnalisée de l'économie...
See the relationship between violence in cops/fbi and my theory of today's living dead phenomenon.
Jewish “Defense” League: Nazis in Skull-caps (tags)
The recent arrests of JDL members for assault and hate crimes for a brutal attack on Arab, Jewish and other protesters of AIPAC (the right-wing, pro-Zionist lobbying organization) sent me to the archives to dig up some reportage and investigation I had done for People Against Racist Terror in the 1990s about the JDL. I had been physically attacked at least twice previously by JDLers, once in Brooklyn in 1968 at a sit-in for open admissions for Black and Puerto Rican high school grads to Brooklyn College (then 99% white, mostly Jewish with a small minority of Irish Catholics). I was attacked again by the JDL at an anti-Klan rally in Los Angeles in 1983, by Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel (who pulled a shiv and shouted racist threats at Black marchers). The JDL is and always has been a stone racist, reactionary, pro-imperialist, organization, breeding ground for Meier Kahane’s genocidal Kach party in israel. I use quotes around “Defense” in the title of the article because just like the so-called Israeli “Defense” Forces, they are an aggressive, abusive bunch, and have always attacked Arabs, leftists, people of color and especially Jews who don’t buy their lies.
JEWISH GROUPS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM UNITE IN CONDEMNATION OF TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN (tags)
By Yair Rosenberg January 30, 2017 • 9:11 AM Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google Plus Pinterest On Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring all immigrants and visa holders from entering the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The order included green card holders and also banned all refugees for 120 days. Given the Jewish historical experience with being both refugees and subjected to religious loyalty tests, this directive unsurprisingly evoked a strong reaction from much of the American Jewish community. As so—contrary to some earlier claims—Jewish groups across the spectrum mobilized in opposition to the executive order, in a rare display of unity. The American Jewish Committee was one of the first out of the gate, offering a detailed rebuttal to the policy: “For more than 110 years, AJC has been a consistent voice for a fair, non-discriminatory, and generous U.S. refugee and immigration policy,” AJC CEO David Harris said. “We are all related to those fortunate enough to have been admitted to this country – in my case, my mother, father, wife, and daughters-in-law, and we believe that other deserving individuals merit the same opportunities to be considered for permanent entry.” Assuring security in the implementation of immigration laws and procedures is essential, but lost in the current discussion over the suspension of refugee admissions and the issuance of all visas to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries this week – as in the rhetoric of the presidential campaign – are several facts: • Refugees from Syria, Iraq and other states in violent upheaval are already laboriously and intrusively vetted by U.S. immigration authorities, assisted by U.S. intelligence agencies, in cooperation with other nations’ intelligence services. For those approved, it generally takes 18 to 24 months to gain U.S. admission; • Refugees from Central America are, almost exclusively, women and children who are at risk of violence, sexual assault, and even death if they are returned to their home countries. They deserve compassion and a fair hearing. • The terrorist threat attributed to refugees is a cruel and distracting fiction, especially when viewed against the actual incidence of mass violence committed with chilling frequency – in schools, churches, shopping malls and other venues – against Americans by Americans. In the 14 years ending in October 2015, a period in which 784,000 refugees were resettled in the United States, there were exactly three arrests for planning terrorist activities (none of which occurred); • Since the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, the United States and the international community as a whole have recognized an obligation to assist refugees. For America to close its eyes – and its borders – to even painstakingly vetted refugees contravenes that international treaty. President Trump, of course, is authorized to assert the sovereign right of the U.S. to assure the integrity of America’s borders and the effective enforcement of the country’s immigration and asylum laws… However, blanket suspensions of visas and refugee admission would suggest guilt by association – targeted primarily at Muslims fleeing violence and oppression. AJC regards such actions, contrary to international perceptions of a compassionate America and reinforcing anti-Muslim stereotypes, as both unjust and unwarranted. As the full scope of the executive order became clearer in airports across the country, the AJC later told reporters, “We are outraged by the new US refugee policy, its draconian face. This is not the American way.” The Anti-Defamation League was similarly scathing. “History will look back on this order as a sad moment in American History – the time when the president turned his back on people fleeing for their lives,” said ADL executive director Jonathan Greenblatt. “This will effectively shut America’s doors to the most vulnerable people in the world who seek refuge from unspeakable pain and suffering.” “For the Sunni family whose son languishes in prison in Iran because of his faith, for the former Army translator in Iraq who has been threatened because of his service,
9 Ways American Billionaire Leasers Of Our Air Waves Kill People (tags)
American television kills people in a variety of ways, from war propaganda and hiding coverage of state executions to the forcefeeding of fast food ads to people, the promotion of football with its deaths and brain damage
Jesuit Priest And War Resister On Ethical Imperative of Vegetarianism (tags)
Ethical, Health, Spiritual and other reasons a Catholic antiwar priest decided to become vegetarian
Violence Against Poor In Venice (tags)
This request for help indicates that violence against people living in RVs is increasing.
Sans liberté, sans égalité, sans fraternité (tags)
Monde de concentration, monde d'extermination...
Mindanao, Philippines: Stop ‘Lumad’ killings, harassment - UN (tags)
Killings and harassment of the Lumad, or the indigenous people (IP), should stop and those accountable should be brought to justice, according to Ola Almgren, the UN country representative and humanitarian coordinator.
West Hollywood Commemorates The Trans Day of Remembrance 2015 Part 2 of 2 Photosets (tags)
Transfolk across the globe remember those who's lives have been taken
West Hollywood Commemorates The Trans Day of Remembrance 2015 Part 1 of 2 Photosets (tags)
Transfolk across the globe remember those who's lives have been taken
Paris Attacks - Bourgeois Terrorism (tags)
statement on Paris attacks from Internationalist Communist Perspective
NYT Ignores Root Cause of Violence in Palestine (tags)
Things We Need to Stop Hearing About the ‘Stabbing Intifada’ (tags)
Lévy is considered a founder of the New Philosophy movement and is a leading thinker on religious issues, genocide, and international affairs. His 2013 book, Les Aventures de la vérité—Peinture et philosophie: un récit, explores the historical interplay of philosophy and art. His new play, “Hotel Europe,” which premiered in Sarajevo on June 27, 2014, and in Paris on September 9, is a cry of alarm about the crisis facing the European project and the dream behind it.
Kerry and Abbas Conspire Against Palestinians (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.
Violence Achieves One Thing Only - More of It (tags)
Occupation and Persecution: The Sole Cause of Violence in Palestine (tags)
Educate the people against violence (tags)
Understand through this report that violence is the 'raison d'etre' of the police state.
AIPAC's War on Palestine (tags)
Israel' Friday Bloodbath (tags)
Scandalous NYT Anti-Palestinian Propaganda (tags)
Anti-Palestinian Viciousness Rages (tags)
Opposing Views on Premeditated (tags)
Daily Israeli War Crimes in Palestine (tags)
Netanyahu's War on Palestine (tags)
PA Officials Support Israeli Brutality (tags)
Obama Approved Israeli West Bank Violence (tags)
Israel: A Rogue Regime Fostering Violence, Racist Hate and Brutality (tags)
Steps To Less US Gun Violence (tags)
Countless numbers are discussing how Americans can reduce gun and other forms of violence.
Israeli Fascist Brutality (tags)
Israel on a Rampage (tags)
US Zionist Organizations Blast Muted UN Criticism of Israeli Violence (tags)
Palestinian Mother Dies from Israeli Settler Inflicted Immolation (tags)
Notice to all who read my material (tags)
This notice is prompted by the violence directed at me by the fbi in their efforts to intimidate, threaten, or silence me.
Facade of Diplomacy Masks Same Old US Latin American Policy (tags)
Pedagooogy 3000 World Tour for a New Education and Peace Alliance - Press Release (tags)
Conference to Help Teachers, Parents Learn New Tools to Educate Today’s Children, Relieve Stress, Increase Participation, Lower School Violence
NYT Features Fanatical Zionist's Op-Ed (tags)
Irresponsible NYT and CNN Venezuela Bashing (tags)
Israeli Settlers Burn Palestinian Infant to Death (tags)
Cleveland Police Attack Black Activists (tags)
Putting Charleston Killings in Context (tags)
Racist Israeli Policies Target Arabs and Ethiopian Jews (tags)
US-Created Violence and Chaos in Yemen (tags)
Abrégé du situationnisme (tags)
La vérité est dérangeante, elle n'est pas là pour plaire...
Los Angeles Stands Up for Women's Rights (tags)
In Los Angeles, thousands marched on March 8 against domestic violence
Nulan Lied to Congress about Phantom Russian Hoards in Ukraine (tags)
a refutation of cop logic (tags)
We've heard it all before and we're not listening.
Venezuela Foils Obama's Coup Plot (tags)
Blood Sport Of Football Correlated To War, Domestic Violence, Player Deaths, Paralysis (tags)
Football: a blood sport in which the players are collateral damage for the owners, the advertisers, the networks, the alcohol industry, the ticket buyers and the tv audience.
Pominent Rabbi Wants Jews Given Special Permission to Carry Guns (tags)
Defiant Charlie Hebdo (tags)
Statement on Repression of Anarchist and Socialist Activity in Long Beach, CA (tags)
This article was collaboratively written.
Uncover by Yoko Ono (tags)
In his State of the Union Speech, President Obama said we should do “big things.” Well, we are already doing the biggest thing anybody in the human history could ever hope for. Together, we are creating a world of Peace, Love and Freedom, all while the negative forces try to stop us. That’s big. The way we are doing it is by being conscious of the “Power of Togetherness.” The negative forces do not have that. They are an elitist minority, dipping their heads in arrogant madness. They always play the same game – using violence, changing laws for their convenience, and seducing us with words to get what they want.
Israeli Persecution of Haneen Zoabi (tags)
Revised: Michael Brown Story Killed All Focus To Semitic Hate Crimes in Gaza (January 4, 2 (tags)
In the first week of August heat was really coming to boil over massive and blatant war crimes perpetrated by Israelis against Palestinian civilians in Gaza this summer of 2014. Even Benjamin Netanyahu was busy contacting supposedly our U. S. Congress-people then in early August to shield his-self, and his likes, from war crime allegations and potential tribunals. Suddenly along came to the media radar Michael Brown’s death just when the world was in a real uproar about repeated violence and blatant attacks on civilians and children —knowing intuitively such attacks were deliberate crimes.
Herstory of Blacklivesmatter (tags)
An excerpt from an interview of Alicia Garza of BlackLivesMatter
Lawless US Sanctions on Venezuela (tags)
Philippine Women’s Coalitions Launch 18 Days of Activism against Violence (tags)
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW), which marks the start of the 18 Days of Activism Against VAW, women’s groups held a press conference and rally in front of the US Embassy. The coalitions announced today that they unite in focusing on the call for justice for Jennifer Laude during this 18-day campaign period which starts on November 25, and will sustain the campaign until justice is served.
Aryan Nuremberg Laws in Israel (tags)
Israel: Human Rights Abuser Writ Large (tags)
Ignored Root Cause of Occupied Palestine Violence (tags)
Philippines: Lawmakers studying the filing of bill against hate crimes (tags)
A pair of reform-oriented lawmakers has expressed plans to file a critical measure that could curb hate-motivated crimes and violence directed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
NATO Expands, not Russia (tags)
For me the root of the present conflict lies in this decision of NATO that was dangerous and wrong...The simple technique is followed: demonizing the adversary, fomenting chaos and covering up one's own violence.
Libya in Free Fall (tags)
Flashback to 2001: President Assad to Prime Minister Blair:'Stop bombing Afghan civilians' (tags)
Reading the transcript of a joint press conference by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which was held on the 25th day of the Anglo-American-led invasion of Afghanistan, makes it abundantly clear why another Anglo-American-led genocidal war had been launched against Syria nearly ten years later.
in-human rights in the U.S. (tags)
The reality does not match the president's descriptions of the Great American matrix.
Washington Wants Maduro Dead (tags)
Venice Beach: Over 500 students and local community leaders march against violence (tags)
Students and local nonprofits marched the streets of Venice Beach to rally against violence and war. The march marks the anniversary of the first International Peace Youth Walk which took place in South Korea.
Obama's War on Ukrainian Freedom (tags)
West Buries Truth on Ukraine (tags)
US State-Sponsored Terrorism (tags)
Abrégé du situationnisme (tags)
Le virus de la récupération est la récupération du virus...
Washington's Dirty War on Venezuela (tags)
Scoundrel Media War on Ukraine (tags)
US-Stoked Violence Rocks Ukraine (tags)
Syrian Opposition Regime Change Plans (tags)
Sham Syrian Peace Talks (tags)
The Ghost of Ariel Sharon (tags)
The Semantics Of Violence (tags)
When propagandizing for war or other violence, obscuring the reality is often the first rule
Israeli Police State Lawlessness (tags)
Shocking incitement to Violence at SF SU (tags)
Shocking Incitement to violence at San francisco State University today, at GUPS event
Iraq Today: America's Genocidal Legacy (tags)
Rohani in New York (tags)
War Is America's National Pastime (tags)
Testimonies Prove Israel Tortures Palestinian Children (tags)
The War on Syria and Noam Chomsky (tags)
A careful reading of the “Left” liberals’ response to the Western-backed terror in Syria, reveals that the “Left” liberals have display a staggering level of complacency, complicity and outright hostility to the Syrian people. Representatives of the milieu of the “Left” liberals led by the like of Noam Chomsky have lost credibility. Their arguments are part of the standard propaganda talking points that serve Israel-U.S. Zionist ideology.
Egypt's Bloody Friday (tags)
Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement (tags)
Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition asking the American Institute of Architects to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
Hierarchy, Censorship and Militarism in Occupy Wall Street Chat Room Portals (tags)
Occupy World News Network violates the principles of egalitarianism, free speech and non-violence.
Egypt's Bloody Wednesday (tags)
Egypt: Blood in the Streets (tags)
Engineering Potential Disaster in Syria (tags)
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.
ZOA's LA Chairman Endorses Terrorism (tags)
On Friday, July 19, John Kerry announced the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian talks.The next day, the LA director of the Zionist Organization of America, Steven Goldberg, posted an announcement of a talk on "Why Israel and the Jewish People Need Another Kahane Now".
Orange Violence, Hangover from British Misrule (tags)
To many people around the world, the violence in Northern Ireland this weekend may seem incomprehensible. After all, it is nearly 15 years since the political conflict in the British province of Ireland was officially declared over, with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
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.
New York Times Anti-Palestinian Bias (tags)
Humanism and Violence (tags)
The ideology of the invisible hand of the market transforms all barbarism that is committed into human service.. The modern age is a doubled humanism..State terrorism presents itself as humanist realism, as the only true way of protecting life.
Israeli Violence on International Women's Day (tags)
Defending Howard Zinn (tags)
An attack on Howard Zinn in American Educator reveals only the fear of exposure of the violence and inequality built into the structures of the United States.
Israeli Lawlessness in Issawiya (tags)
The Homeless: Violence, Love, and Illness in the Streets (tags)
WE GO INTO THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY OF LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA AND ASK THOSE BEARING THE COLD RAINY WET WEATHER HOW THEY FARE THROUGH HARD TIMES.
Targeting Younas Abdullah Muhammad (tags)
Community Protests Police Violence (tags)
January 12, 2013
POMONA - Between 30 and 50 police accountability activists, many of them friends and family of individuals murdered by various area police agencies, gathered on the busy corner of Holt and Garey to call for justice in the shooting death of Andres Avila, who was killed by Pomona police in October of 2011.
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.
PLP protects and defends rapists (tags)
Publicizing an admitted rapist in the activist community and the organization that is defending him
Premeditated Israeli Violence (tags)
Gun Violence in America (tags)
PHILIPPINES: The Emotional Calculus of Armed Conflict (tags)
HOW DO I TREAT THEE? Let me count the ways. Statistics from the AFP-PNP over a 33-year period (1978-2010) report an aggregate of 29,553 fatalities in the ongoing conflict between GPH and the CPP-NPA categorized thus: 13,412 Communists (45%), 8,264 military and police (28%) and 7,877 civilians (21%). This further translates into 80 deaths daily for the period: 36 Communists, 23 soldiers and police, and 21 civilians.
Israel's Genocidal War on Palestine (tags)
Bahrain Cracks Down on Freedom (tags)
The death of Shaima Alawadi (tags)
The death of a Muslim woman is exposed as domestic violence, and the world is silent
Call it as it is (tags)
Now is the time to see that most of our problems are the result of the insatiable greed of the very few. And to say so, clearly and repeatedly. It’s the only way to start changing towards reality
Overreach: America's Imperial Waterloo? (tags)
Israel Encourages Settler Violence (tags)
Inciting Unrest in Venezuela (tags)
OFK, a Bold New Proposal to Save Lives (tags)
When all else fails a new proposal appears. Fellow men beware The radical OFK proposal is getting a lot of praise from women.
US Media War on Islam (tags)
Settler Attacks on Palestinians (tags)
Nothing Civil About Washington's War on Syria (tags)
Social Justice Protests in Israel (tags)
Chicago Under Siege (tags)
What's Next for Libya? (tags)
Preventing Peace to Wage War (tags)
Media Scoundrels Promote War on Syria (tags)
Support The Davis Dozen! Drop All Charges! (tags)
The “Banker's Dozen” were served with arrest notices one month after the U.S. Bank on UC Davis campus closed its doors for good, following weeks of protests against the university's privatization, its collusion with corporate profiteers, and the banks' role in increasing student costs and student debt. Twelve people are now threatened with 11 years each in jail and one million dollars in fines for a conspiracy to sit down. Privatization and austerity continue, more unpopular than ever. The university's policy of criminalizing dissent to protect and impose its policies continues, as it must in the face of increasing resistance.
Syrian Insurgents Violate Ceasefire (tags)
Calm Before Greater Storm in Syria (tags)
US Belligerency Risks Global War (tags)
Friends of Syria Declare War on Assad (tags)
Filipino Women March against US Military Expansion in the Philippines and the Pacific (tags)
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2012, we, Filipino women declare in strongest terms possible, our opposition not only to increased presence but to U.S. military presence per se on Philippine soil.
Planned Regime Change in Syria (tags)
Escalating Syrian Tensions (tags)
Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria (tags)
Domestic Violence Is NOT a Gender Issue! (tags)
In 1971 Erin Pizzey open the world's first shelter for battered women. Soon after opening the women's shelter, Erin Pizzey noticed that some men in the community were also suffering from abuse from women. This led to her attempts to open shelters for abused men, though for recognizing this need for logical balance Erin Pizzey was soon under attack from extremist feminist groups who felt that it was impossible for women to abuse men.
Narcissist Females Use False Allegations for Power (tags)
Females with narcissistic personality disorder often make false allegations of rape against men that do not submit to their control. False allegations of rape are counterproductive and injurious to women who experienced rape in reality. Not to mention the effect on innocent men who could face real rape in prison.
On The Many Ways We Deal With Rapists (tags)
â€Ž"When I first started out as a rape crisis advocate I did not think there was any hope for justice beyond reporting to the police, and even though I could criticize them as an institution for evils like violence and corruption, I figured they would still help a victim in need. I was proven horribly wrong enough times that I had to change my position. My rage and disappointment and disgust required me to change my position."
Marwan Barghouti: Prisoner of Conscience (tags)
Systematic West Bank Settler Violence (tags)
Tyisha Miller remembered in light of recent spate of police shootings (tags)
RIVERSIDE (California) - Today marks the thirteen-year anniversary of the police murder of Tyisha Miller, a nineteen-year-old African-American woman shot by the Riverside police department. The murder caused an outcry, particularly among the city's black community, and led to some of the most militant and long-reaching organizaing the region had seen in years, including a shutdown of the 91 freeway and the establishment of numerous bureaucratic apparatuses put in place to prevent such tragedies.
Photos courtesy of Occupy Riverside
Smear Attacks Have No Effect, Ron Paul Still On Course To Win Iowa (tags)
Despite a barrage of smear attacks from every single corner of the mainstream media over the last two weeks, Ron Paul’s chances of winning the Iowa Republican Primary have if anything increased, with a new poll showing Paul increasing his lead over Mitt Romney while the New York Times’ primary projection shows Paul’s chances of winning at 60% compared with Romney at 31%.
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.”
Prayers of the People (11-20-11) (tags)
A response to the police action at UC Davis. Published so late because I just discovered this site.
Philippine police asked to respect human rights (tags)
Akbayan Party to PNP: Respect People's Right to Protest, Observe Maximum Tolerance
Occupy UCR General Assembly 11-21-2011 (tags)
There was a buzz amidst the students at University of California Riverside (UCR) when 2pm hit at the bell tower. "We are in solidarity with UC Davis and UC Berkeley so come join our discussion!" cried Jasmine, one of the facilitators, for this very first General Assembly (GA) meeting of the UCR occupation. The turnout was one of one hundred and fifty students, staff and faculty, including UCR Chancellor White and the surprise guest Chief of UCR police Mike Lane.
Palestinian Settlers Attack Palestinians with Impunity (tags)
Criminalizing OWS Protesters (tags)
Report From Occupy Riverside Police Raid (tags)
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Sunday, November 6, 2011 - Approximately 25 police in riot gear raided the peaceful encampment of Occupy Riverside yesterday afternoon. They dismantled and confiscated tents to the jeers of the demonstrators.
VIDEO: Occupy Riverside Raid November 6, 2011 (tags)
Video footage of the raid on Occupy Riverside and the subsequent police brutality and arrests.
O22, 2011 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality March (tags)
LOS ANGELES, October 22, 2011 – The 16th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality held a protest this Saturday with a march from downtown to a rally at MacArthur Park, the site of LAPD’s 2007 May Day attack on a peaceful demonstration for immigrant’s rights.
15 Years of Giving Voice to Women and Transgender Prisoners in California (tags)
An interview with Diana Block, Pam Faden, and Dierdre Wilson --three members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, which is celebrating its 15th year with an event in SF on Friday Oct. 14.
Prison Hell in America (tags)
Riots in England/Uprising of the unheard (tags)
In contrary with the mainstream media and the British politicians, the 2011 riots in England are no ''mindless violence'', but a clear protest against the years of social unjustice and racist police violence
THE FAILURE OF COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID (tags)
Children of domestic violence are second class citizens when they try to get college funding. Score 100 for batterers and 0 for their victims.
Alejandra Hernandez thrown under the bus by Tony Rackauckas and Lamoreaux (tags)
Alejandra Hernandez, another domestic violence victim, dead as a result of Lamorequx's injustice
Israeli Persecution of Palestinian Children (tags)
A Memorandum to the President of the Philippines (tags)
MEMORANDUM FOR President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) FROM : Your boss, the Filipino people SUBJECT : Your job evaluation and our recommendation
The recent surge in racial violence hits Clovis (tags)
A few weeks ago in Clovis, a young Native American woman was attacked by white supremacists. The police department seems to be doing nothing even though they reportedly have the license place number of the a car used by the attackers, and there has been no media coverage. According to a Department of Justice report (2005), "American Indians are more likely than people of other races to experience violence at the hands of someone of a different race."
Federal indictment says Latino gang Azusa 13 targeted African-Americans (tags)
A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses a Latino street gang in Azusa of trying to push black people out of the city. Authorities say it marks only the second time they?ve used federal civil rights laws against a criminal street gang.
The Obama Doctrine: Lawless Imperial Aggression (Part II) (tags)
SlutWalk Los Angeles Storms West Hollywood California (tags)
March and Rally puts Sexual Assault on Notice.
SlutWalk Los Angeles Storms West Hollywood California (tags)
March and Rally puts Sexual Assault on Notice.
SlutWalk Los Angeles Storms West Hollywood California (tags)
March and Rally puts Sexual Assault on Notice.
Continuing Bahraini State Terror (tags)
Bahraini State Terror Continues (tags)
"Dead Woman Walking" Series Makes a Powerful Statement (tags)
Women in California have found that the courts and government make it easy for batterers to end their victims? lives. Victims are demanding change
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.
SCREAM IN THE SHOW SOCIETY (tags)
Reflections on the film Scream 4 with base in Guy Debord.
.S.: Decline Monies from Japan's "Sympathy Budget" and End Military Dependence Now (tags)
The International Women's Network Against Militarism (IWNAM) demands that the U.S. and Japanese governments stop spending U.S. and Japanese taxpayer monies for the upkeep of U.S. military facilities in Japan and other territories. During these times of natural disasters, funds should directly help the needs of victims of the earthquake, tsunami, and radiation poisoning from damaged nuclear power plants in Japan, and also create alternatives for employment world wide that do not rely on militarism, or further interpersonal and ecological violence. (updated version).
Barbaro/Hanna Humiliate Domestic Violence Victims at Orange County Democratic Meeting (tags)
Crime Victims Humiliated at Democratic Party of Orange County
Abusing Asylum Seekers in the Sinai (tags)
World March of Women in the Philippines (tags)
Today, women in the Philippines and all over the world gather in different places and spaces to show our collective strength and make our collective voice heard as we speak out our sufferings, challenges, triumphs and aspirations. Our voices are joined together as we resist the abuses and marginalization wrought upon us by economic policies that discriminate against giving women productive employment, just wages and benefits at the workplace, and opportunities for livelihood and income; by societies that allow, or even promote, violence to be committed against women with impunity; by governments and public institutions that turn a blind eye to the human rights of women.
Continued Middle East Protests and Violence (tags)
Middle East Protests, Violence and Strikes Continue (tags)
Obama in Tucson: Shame, Hypocrisy and Deceit (tags)
core issues ignored
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.
Guns. Violence. Tucson. Mexico. China: The tentacles of capitalism (tags)
The capitalist class desperately try to separate the actions of individuals from society. There is no "system". Capitalism is never to blame, only the crazed and murderous actions of flawed individuals.
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 Changing Spring (tags)
In the parables, the itinerant preacher Jesus meets us as an ingenious storyteller. He brings God near people. This is an entirely undogmatic way of speaking of God. Where speaking is impossible, one must tell stories. Parables focus on the earthly and point to the divine.
OUR WORD IS OUR WEAPON: A Creative and Critical Response to Bullying & Suicide (tags)
One Imagination's OUR WORD IS OUR WEAPON is a multidisciplinary production centering the struggles of David, a gay high school student and writer, taking place Sunday, December 5th, 2010 at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.
Domestic Violence: A Never Ending Horror Story in Orange County (tags)
Survival is a daily struggle for Orange County domestic violence victims
Register Attends Press Conference and Misses Story (tags)
O.C. Register blows Public Guardian Story
Domestic Violence Victims are Walking Targets in the OC (tags)
For domestic violence victims, safety lies in leaving Orange County.
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.
Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex --An interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)
Focusing on the prison abolitionist movement, we interview two co-editors of an exciting new series at Daily Kos, called Criminal InJustice Kos, a weekly series "devoted to exploring the myths of 'crime', 'criminals', and criminal justice and the intersection of race/ethnicity/class/gender/sexuality/age/disability in policing and punishment. Criminal Injustice Kos is committed to furthering action towards reducing inequity in the US criminal justice system." Look for Criminal InJustice Kos every Wednesday at 6 pm CST.
Horrific Conditions in Los Angeles County Jail (tags)
the same ongoing across America
LAKERS WIN, LA FOLKS RIOTS (tags)
As the EPCC NEWS expected, the Los Angeles Lakers victory in the NBA championships ended with the Los Angeles Police Department officers clashes with rowdy fans. The EPCC said, "this is only a symptoms of the economic crisis and the people's anger on the stringent budget cuts, public services cut and higher rates that the government ( from the federal to the city) is imposing on the people of LA. Don't ever believe the official line that the Lakers victory is the sole cause of these disturbances." The EPCC NEWS noticed that the LAPD brought large numbers of officers into the Staples Center area hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's looting and violence. This was the magnet for violence. The mere presence of the police incites people to attack the LAPD.
Complete Interview Transcript with Richard Falk from May 31st 2010 (tags)
DB "The Israelis say that these commandos who they say were armed with hand guns and paint guns were only defending themselves from armed and dangerous attacks by people on the boat. Your response to that? RF: There are two lines of response, and this is an area where the facts are contested and difficult to disentangle at this stage. The witnesses on the boats themselves, particularly the Turkish boats where most of the violence took place, claim that the commandos landed shooting, and that it was only after the initiation of that violence that there was some attempt at defense on the basis of very contrived and primitive weapons, as opposed to the kind of weaponry that the Israeli commandos were carrying. Beyond that, it’s fairly clear if unlawful attack of a vessel on the high seas is occurring, the passengers on that ship have some sort of right to self defense. So that’s one aspect of it. The second aspect is that even if there was some kind of defensive violence on the ship, that’s no excuse for an unprovoked attack carried out in this manner. If Israel didn’t want the ships to go to Gaza, they could have diverted them, and if they did what the other boats did in the Freedom Flotilla, except for the larger Turkish one, it seems pretty clear that this was a deliberate attack designed, I suppose, to punish the effort to carry out this humanitarian mission, which would obviously have disclosed the brutality of the blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has gone on now for almost three years. The Israeli arguments are not really seriously plausible. Given the overall circumstances it’s very difficult to give them any kind of serious credibility, and this seems to me to be as clear a violation of international humanitarian law, international law of the seas, and international criminal law, as we’re likely to see in the early part of the twenty-first century." RF
Orange County Continues to be Domestic Violence Capital of America (tags)
In Orange County battered women have no place to turn. Often their abusers get all the support.
Soldier Committed Violence and Abuse Against Palestinian Detainees (tags)
IDF crimes against Palestinians
Iraq Today: Afflicted by Violence, Devastation, Corruption, anDevastation, and Desperation (tags)
Think Iraq and imagine an image of hell
Imelda Marcos bids for seat as Philippine race begins (tags)
Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has launched her campaign for a seat in parliament, as the country's congressional race formally began.
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.
Anarcofeminist contingent at March 20 Antiwar March (tags)
Anarcha-La is calling on our anti-authoritarian sisters and brothers to join us on Saturday, March 20th for the anti-war march starting at noon at Hollywood and Vine.
The Military: A Training Ground for Domestic Abuse and Gang Violence (tags)
When the military utilizes torture tactics, the atrocities rarely only affect the people the military desires to torture. Those torture tactics are used on families and communities and are passed down from military personnel to their children and possibly their grandchildren and beyond.
No Safe Escape for Orange County’s Domestic Violence Victims (tags)
In Santa Ana, Mission Viejo and other Orange County Cities, abuse is excusable. Being a Woman is Not.
Raging for 16 Days and Renewing Our Commitment to 365 Days of Activism (tags)
AF3IRM/GABNet/Mariposa Alliance Statement on Human Rights Day:
Fight Violence against Women and Defenseless Civilians Dismantle Warlord Dynasties (tags)
-KAISA KA is enraged by the gruesome massacre in the boundary of Ampatuan and Shariff Aguak in Magindanao the other day that included more than 20 women among its victims. This is the first ever slaughter after Bud Bagsak and Bud Dajo massacres that killed this big number of women in just one day. The killing of defenseless civilians in their numbers, some of them did not even belong to the party that filed an opposition certificate of candidacy, their speed in burying the dead using government backhoe with the name of the governor printed on it and the inability of the military to prevent this from happening show the barbarity of the perpetrators and immense power they have at their disposal.
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/Mariposa Alliance Statement: 16 DAYS OF RAGE; 365 OF ACTIVISM (tags)
Nov 25-Dec 10: AF3IRM/GABNet to participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence to affirm that women's' rights are human rights!
CALIFORNIA STUDENTS FIGHT BACK (tags)
“ TO REBEL IS JUSTIFIED” The Alliance-Philippines or AJLPP based in the United States militantly condemns the unwanted police violence against UC students in different UC campuses. We –in the AJLPP ,again reiterate wholeheartedly supports the California-wide walk-out of students and is militantly in solidarity with the stud entry and campus academic and working people in rising up against unjust budget-cuts and tuition fee hikes recently imposed by the UC Board of regents. The Alliance also congratulates the militant action of the UCLA students who defied police brutality and violence. They acted and occupied the Chancellors Office after they decided to increase the student’s fees by 32% or more than $ 2,000 next fall.
Powerful Weekend Resisting Violence & Oppression (tags)
This weekend was a truly inspirational and powerful gathering made possible only by the collective work of thousands of activists like you. Four Line-Crossers Arrested; Hundreds of Demonstrators Penetrate Police Barricades
Transgender Memorial Dedication - Nov. 20 (tags)
On Friday, Nov. 20, commencing at 6 p.m., the West Hollywood City Council and honored guests – including Chaz Bono – will unveil the first Transgender Memorial Plaque, commemorating those who have been murdered due to anti-transgender violence and hatred.
PRISON RIOT:VIOLENCE BETWEEN RAZA AND AFRICAN PRISONERS AT CALIFORNIA STATE PRISON (tags)
Statement From The Chicano Mexicano Prison Project
No more news in English at Indymedia Athens (Greece). (tags)
Attention, attention! No more news in English at Indymedia Athens (Greece). The latest reports speak of fear and violence, http://athens.indymedia.org/
OC Education Not Incarceration Community Forum (tags)
End Criminilization of Youth, of People of Color! Of our communities! En El Condado de la Naranja, and abroad!!! ICE/Migra versus Workers, OC Police abuse, harassment, and Beating and Killing of Mothers, Fathers, youth, Unarmed Residents and Citizens, Cutting Jobs, Education, and Healthcare while Funding More Wars, More Overthrows of Democracies in Mexico and Latin America; More bottomless bailouts for banks, insurances, and war and violence companies, while more people lose healthcare access as their taxes build more Prisons and Prison Healthcare. End Genocide in the hood!!!
EPCC letter of Solidarity with Alex Sanchez and Homies Unidos (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition expresses its militant indignation upon learning of the arrest of Alex Sanchez, executive director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, by the FBI on June 24. The EPCC based in central Los Angeles among the Latino, Filipino and API community, have known and worked with Alex , a longtime fighter for justice in the immigrant community and has worked tirelessly to support the rights of youth in the US and El Salvador for the past nine years.
CISPES letter of solidarity with Alex Sanchez and Homies Unidos (tags)
In response to the FBI arrest of Los Angeles activist Alex Sanchez, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador has issued this statement:
Mexican Drug Cartels dominate drug trafficking in more than 230 U.S. cities (tags)
Drug trafficking and terror has become a way of life in Mexico. U.S. Mexican border cities from Brownsville Texas to San Diego California continue to be most affected by cartel-related violence; other U.S. cities are also being targeted with drug trafficking violence and related terror including kidnappings of Americans.
Dr. Tiller's Murder: Fascist Terrorism and Its Pampered Apologists (tags)
The rampant terrorism and violence against women and health care professionals who dare to provide women's health services took its latest victim when Dr. George Tiller was brutally gunned down in his church on Sunday in Wichita, Kansas. The government and the corporate media coddle these anti-women terrorists. In the last 30 years, right-wing bigots have carried out 5,800 reported acts of violence against women's health care providers, including targeted assassination, bombings, arsons, death threats, kidnappings and assaults, according to NARAL. Hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of women have been assaulted and harassed by the right wing as they tried to see a doctor.
Workers fear SEIU’s violent “shock and awe” tactics on Day One of union election (tags)
Workers fear SEIU’s violent “shock and awe” tactics on Day One of union election SEIU has been condemned by the AFL-CIO for using violence against other unions—SEIU Trustee with record of violence tells staff, "We gotta put them in the ground and bury them" Fresno, Calif.—Today is the first day of a highly contested union election for 10,000 homecare workers in Fresno County who are trying to leave the Washington, D.C.-based SEIU, a union that has been condemned by the AFL-CIO for using violence in inter-union conflicts. The stakes have never been higher for SEIU officials, who are desperately trying to stop a movement of nearly 100,000 healthcare workers in California who are organizing to quit SEIU and join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).
Dr. George Tiller, Abortion Doctor Assassinated 5/31/09, 6/1/09 is Nat'l Day of Mourning (tags)
Dr. George Tiller, a 67 year old provider of late term abortions, was assassinated on Sunday, May 31, 2009, by a fascist thug whom police claim to have in custody. Where were they when he was killed in his church? Where were his bodyguards? Will all the flags nationwide be at half-mast as after all women are the majority, 51% of the population, and it is our lives he saved?
Carpinteria to Retain Plains Indian Mascot (tags)
Last year, Elias Cordero, a Native American student of Carpinteria High School, began a campaign to have the school mascot changed. The image depicts a plains Indian with facial features that offend many Native Americans. On March 17, 2009, the school board voted to keep the mascot, but two items will be removed from the campus.
GABNET LETTER TO OBAMA (tags)
On November 1, 2005, Nicole, a 22-year-old Filipina, was observed being dumped out of a van in a semi-unclothed and semi-conscious state. The van contained three U.S. troops who were in the Philippines for the annual joint military exercises with the Philippine Armed Forces. Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith was subsequentlly charged with rape before the Philippine courts. He was found guilty and sentenced to 40 years. After spending 30 days in a Philippine jail, he was spirited out at midnight to the U.S. embassy where he is said to remain while his case goes through the Court of Appeals. This month, Nicole signed an affidavit saying she might have given the wrong signals to Cpl. Smith. She was given an immigration visa for the U.S. The Filipino people are demanding that the Visiting Forces Agreement signed by President Bush and President Estrada, who was overthrown in 2001, be abrogated for its onerous provisions against the sovereignty of the Philippines.
Phoenix and Tucson police report over 400 kidnappings of Americans by Mexicans (tags)
Washington, DC is too obsessed with al Qaeda and other terrorists to care about what is happening in their own backyard right now, as waves of abductions hit Phoenix and other American cities. Washington is not paying enough attention. Many wonder why not?
The Mexican Revolution is starting (tags)
Civil war and vigilantism gripping Mexico (tags)
To date some 7,000 Mexicans have died in this war – all attributable to the government versus the rich and powerful Mexican Drug Cartels war.
U.S. is not dealing with Mexican violence against Americans (tags)
From Brownsville Texas to San Diego California Mexican cities bordering American cities are where most Americans are being killed by assassinations and executions. But other Americans are being killed by the long arm of the Mexican drug cartels which reach deep into America. There are accounts of Mexican drug cartel surrogate terrorist’s invading the U.S. by crossing the porous international border and killing Americans in Dallas Texas, Atlanta Geo, New York City, Phoenix Ariz, Las Vegas Nevada, and is believed to have reached Shelby County Alabama where five people were found murdered gangland style by Mexican nationals.
Understanding the origin of public insecurity (tags)
* Article originally published in spanish language in El Libertario, Venezuela, # 54, September-October 2008, that analyzes and goes over the problem of criminal violence through its social impact on contemporary Venezuela.
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (tags)
A private vigil at a SWOP-LA members house to remember and honor the violence that sex workers face every day and to remember the victims who have already fallen.
Ni una muerta más - International Day Against Violence Against Women in Guatemala (tags)
November 25, 2008 GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - Guatemalan women's organizations commemorated International Day Against Violence Against Women with a five-kilometer march from the Palacio de Justicia to the city's central plaza. Up to 2,000 women, men, and children from over twenty women's and human rights organizations participated, including a solidary group from Los Angeles.
Right to Marry Protests Rock West LA (tags)
LOS ANGELES, November 6, 2008 – The Outrage over the Prop 8 election results that spilled into the streets of Los Angeles on Wednesday night continued all day Thursday and well into the night. The main focus of Thursday’s protests was the Mormon Church in Westwood. The church is believed to have funded up to 40% of the Yes on 8 campaign.
October 22 Demonstration Attracts Young to Anti-Police Terror Movement (tags)
October 22, 2008 LOS ANGELES - The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been organizing nationwide demonstrations since 1996. The Los Angeles actions have gained a reputation for being among the city's most lively and most youth-oriented marches whose participants tend to be from the very communities targeted by police. With some thirty police murders logged since the beginning of year, protestors had plenty to be angry about.
U.S. issues new travel alert to Mexico but no recommendation to avoid Mexico (tags)
The new travel alert up-date says “that while millions of U.S. Citizens safely visit Mexico each year, including thousands who cross the land border every day for study, tourism or business, increased levels of violence make it imperative that travelers understand the risks of travel to Mexico
RNC 8 Charged with "Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism (tags)
In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism. Monica Bicking, Eryn Trimmer, Luce Guillen Givins, Erik Oseland, Nathanael Secor, Robert Czernik, Garrett Fitzgerald, and Max Spector, face up to 7 1/2 years in prison under the terrorism enhancement charge which allows for a 50% increase in the maximum penalty.
what is war? and more (tags)
question from a person checking media-speak: “what is the difference between a war protester and an ANTI war protester ? "
MP3 audio: DNC in DNV - Eye Witness to Police Violence (tags)
Uploaded in two parts is a phone interview with Ted Forsyth, an independent journalist with Rochester Indymedia, who was there at the scene and saw it all. In part one Ted tells of the police attack and the events that lead up to the attack. In part two he tells of the conditions at the detention center where those arrested were held. And the support that fellow activists were able to provide to their friends and comrades who were victimized by the police.
War effects are not known by USAmerican young. Nor do they want to know for real. (tags)
WAR is a danger when USAmerican youth are playing games and have no real knowledge of the dangers of war damages.
Mexico’s Civil War Killing More Americans (tags)
Just since the beginning of this year more than 4,000 people have been murdered in Mexico in what authorities blame on the Mexican cartels and their criminal gangs and Para-military forces. Google or click on:
Peace in the NorthEast Community March and Resource Fair (tags)
Lead by the Churches of NorthEast LA, the NorthEast LA community will march against violence in the streets. The march ends at a Resource Fair. Snacks and bottled water will be served at both the staging area and the Resource Fair. Along with the Resource Fair there will be live and DJ music and a Mini Car Show.
BBC should not lie about Zimbabwe (tags)
CAN the BBC tell the truth about Zimbabwe when its senior managers are appointed by the United Kingdom government and will they be fired if they step out of line and become realistic about Zimbabwe? Along with others like the New York Times, Sky News and CNN, the broadcaster is notably egregious, given its reputation that's now decidedly undeserved.
The Nature of the Christian Faith and the New Atheism (tags)
New atheism fights against fundamentalism, human religion, sees all violence as the product of faith, doesn't recognize the positive good in the church and theology and conflates all faith with fundamentalist literalism and reductionism. That Jesus is the way means no mone is alone.
Mexican Cartel Zetas Attack and kill an American in Phoenix (tags)
Phoenix papers report that 6 Mexicans killed a Phoenix man who was found dead by police in a local neighborhood home riddled with more than 100 bullets.
Workshop: It Takes a Village to Rape a Woman (tags)
The Women's Studies Student Association (W.S.S.A.) from Cal State Long Beach will discuss "rape culture," reframe violence against women as a men's issue, and discuss common myths about rape while keeping in mind power, privilege, and oppressions of gender, race, sexuality, class and ability.
Feminist Self-defense: No God! No Master! No Sexist Aggressions! (tags)
* El Libertario published in its 51st edition (Venezuela, Novermber - Dicember 2007) a text compilation that expresses important aspects of what anarchism proposes may be done to face the growing problem of gender violence.
Stop Rape: Breaking the Silence and The UCLA Clothesline Project (tags)
The UCLA Clothesline Project is a student organization that aims to stop sexual violence. The project strives to take that first most difficult step: to break the silence surrounding sexual violence and raise awareness about a crime where it’s the victims that are made to feel guilty and ashamed.
More Americans shot in Mexico (tags)
Many Americans are wondering when the Bush administration is going to raise the travel alert to its highest level "travel warning," for American travelers to Mexico? How many American citizens are going to have to be shot, killed or kidnapped before the American government move to prevent needless deaths and issue the proper "travel warning," for Americans?
Mexican Drug cartels using terrorist beheading tactics (tags)
At least 40 people have been decapitated in Mexico so far this year, with heads stuck on fence posts, found in trash bags and heads being tossed onto a nightclub dance floor for all to see
Vegas anarchists flyer against taxes, torture and war on April 15th (tags)
April 15th is Tax Day, and in honor of the occasion, a newly-formed activist group, the Southern Nevada Alliance of the Libertarian Left, took their first public action today and issued their first communique with flyers posted on the streets of Las Vegas aiming to raise consciousness about the violence of the tax-and-torture warfare State.
GABNet Chair Annalisa Enrile receives award from V-Day Movement (tags)
GABRIELA Network (GABNet) National Chair, Dr. Annalisa Enrile was honored by the Fiipino Women's Network and Eve Ensler's VDAY foundation as a "Vagina Warrior" for her work in stopping violence against women.
Women Say Fund Caregiving Not War & Occupation (tags)
In Los Angeles, for the 9th Global Women’s Strike on International Women’s Day, March 8, women along with men supporters gathered at a town hall meeting entitled ‘Fund Caregiving Not War and Occupation!’ at the Southern California Library in South LA. On and around every March 8 since 2000, women in 60 countries have taken part in the Global Women’s Strike under the theme Invest in Caring not Killing. Women who are working to reclaim the money and other resources for crucial survival needs for themselves and their communities, told their stories and shared their struggles and victories.
New Killing Fields Discovered In Ciudad Juarez Mexico (tags)
Now again Mexican federal police report discovering a new mass grave containing numerous unidentified human bodies the exact number police are refusing to say. But usually reliable anonymous sources tell the Journal that up-wards of a dozen bodies have already been dig up plus two severed heads and three torsos
UNIFEM Panel Discussion on Violence Against Women in Latin America (tags)
02.16.08 Panel Discussion on Violence Against Women in Latin America
The S. CA chapter of UNIFEM/USA and SOKA University presented a morning discussion on violence against women in the Latin Americas. Lucia Munoz, founder of Mujeres Iniciando en Las Americas (Women Initiating in the Americas), gave a talk entitled "Women in Guatemala: Hidden in Plain Sight." The event also highlighted UNIFEM's Safe Cities in the Latin Americas, a program which aims to free cities from violence against women in public as well as private places
Mardi Gras: Sexual Terrorism at State College (tags)
The history of Mardi Gras in the U.S. and around the world is marred with violence and sexual assault. This week in New Orleans at least nine people were wounded by gunshots at and near the festivities. In San Jose, CA in 2006 there were multiple stabbing incidents. In the 2001 Seattle Mardi Gras riots women were sexually assaulted, intimidated, coerced and raped, much of which was caught on tape. This week at Cal State Long Beach, we just couldn't ignore it's influence.
FBI Combating Growing Violence Along The South Texas Border With Mexico (tags)
Significant levels of violence and drug-related criminal activity also plague Laredo. As you know, this bloody drama revolves around the Gulf Cartel drug-trafficking organization, which dominates the region and commands smuggling operations along this stretch of the American Southwest.
Despite ‘good news,’ Iraq is not OK (tags)
"There are more sources that are closer to credibility than any of the ones above. Independent reports such as the survey of Iraqi households in the Lancet, estimating that by July 2006, 655,000 Iraqis died as a consequence of war. UK-based polling agency Opinion Research Business reached even a higher number, in September 2007, suggested that 1.2 million people might have died as a result of the war. But no number can do justice to the hurt felt by Iraqi people, so many of whom perished by the firepower of their “liberators.” On Dec. 28, 14 Iraqis were reportedly killed, and 64 others were wounded in a Baghdad square crowded with shoppers following the Friday prayer. I wonder if the many families that collectively share the latest tragedy in Baghdad will find some peace and comfort in the figures and statistics issued by the US military and disseminated cheerfully be the media. I wonder how the people of the bloody Tayaran Square would respond to the question: “Is Iraq getting better?” Would any reporter even bother to ask them their thoughts?"
ACAB - Belarus police violence (tags)
ACAB - Belarus police violence
Humanism and Violence (tags)
"Not torturing is changed into an act of barbarism.. Torture, the atom bomb and the globalization strategy all save life. State terrorism presents itself as humanist realism, the only way of securing life. As a Chilean general said, national security is like love; there is never enough."
Petition Opposing H.R. 1955/S. 1959 (tags)
Petition asking the U.S. Senate to refuse H.R. 1955/S. 1959
History, Sublime, Terror: Notes on the Politics of Fear (tags)
"The new powers of violence that are out of the box after 1945 belong to the state. They are properties and prerogatives of the modern nation-state."
Living Peace Symbol in Santa Monica to Celebrate Day of Nonviolence 10/2/07 (tags)
Join us to celebrate the first annual UN designated International Day of Nonviolence. This event will take place this Tuesday, October 2, at 6:30 PM, just North of the Santa Monica Pier, and will involve lighting up the beach with a living peace symbol!
A Culture of Violence (tags)
America's tradition of war and violence
Free the Jena Six, Stop the War on African People (tags)
This last week, thousands of people converged on the small town of Jena, Louisiana to show support for the six African teenagers who face felony charges following a series of attacks by a hostile white school and criminal justice system.
More SOS Violence Against Workers (tags)
Save Our State, and now No More Invasion, always cry that they are the victims, but the facts tell us otherwise.(Photo is of SOS member Sam Ziselman)
Get your boots on (tags)
Miss Barak is going to war
Happy B-Day to Haiti's Exiled Former President Arisitide! (tags)
Today Jean Bertrand Arisitide celebrates his birthday in exile years after the 2004 US supported coup that led to his kidnapping by US military forces after coup the against this former populist President of Haiti..
Transformers: Recruiters in Disguise (tags)
U.S. Military Feels the Transformers Movie is "going to have a positive impact on recruitment," says producer Ian Bryce.
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.
The Philippine Midterm Elections, an indictment vs. Mrs. Arroyo (tags)
Manila-- The circus that is the recent Philippine midterm elections was an indictment of how Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo "won" her presidency in the last 2004 elections and punctuated her government's acute isolation from the Filipino masses. The 12-0 illusion of Arroyo's Team Unity administration coalition delivered for the people more violence and systematic fraud. The regime's fraud machinery in Mindanao (the hocus-pocus site of the 2004 presidential elections in favor of Arroyo) was apparently exposed in how the recent elections were conducted most especially in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, where bribe money, patronage politics were the rules of the game, ably presided by fraud operators and protectors sitting in the highest echelons in Comelec at the national and local levels.
Election Fraud and Violence in the Philippines Exposed at the Annual RP Independence Day (tags)
Sining Pandayan or "forging art" in Filipino is the multi-generational, multi-sectoral cultural group comprised of workers, women, immigrant and second-generation youth, students, young professionals, and LGBTQ, mainly from DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association and Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan. Sining Pandayan uses various cultural and expressive means such as poetry, music and street theater to project issues of the Filipino people, both in the homefront and locally.
Federalize gang crimes, L.A. mayor urges (tags)
whateva happened 2 da war on poverty? now dey got a war on drugz so da police can botha me. tupac amaru shakur
Terrorism Defined (tags)
The real meaning of terrorism.
group therapy for victims and witnesses of macarthur park police violence (tags)
the lawyers guild has set up services for tues evening 6:30 pm may 29th at 634 spring st. second session saturday june 2 at noon.bilingual services. anyone who witnessed police brutality at macarthur park, or was present and feels the need to discuss fear, nightmares, trauma, physical injuries, etc. please come! i know there were a lot of children there who were very scared and had difficulty reconciling the perpetration of acts of violence and agression with an authority figure they are supposed to respect. please any and all come!
Elections in RP successful – US (tags)
A US State Department official said yesterday the May 14 elections were generally successful despite reports of violence and fraud. “I know there have been some problems with violence. But I would say overall the elections have been very successful and a real sign that the Philippines has a very well-developed democracy. It has never been an easy process,” Christopher Hill, US State Department assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, said over Radyo ng Bayan. Hill’s observation followed an earlier statement of concern from the US Embassy in Manila on reports of violence in many parts of the country during the elections.
PHILIPPINES: ON ELECTION DAY , GMA CHEATING MACHINE OPERATES (tags)
The US-Arroyo regime cheating and repressive machinery for the May 14 national elections is all systems go. To counter the evil machinations of the US-Arroyo regime, the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) reiterates it call for the Filipino people to be vigilant and fight with all their might against legalized vote buying, wholesale cheating and brazen violence in this May 14 elections. At the rate it is acting, the US-Arroyo regime is sure to surpass the much hated Marcos regime its brazenness and fascist terrorist acts. AJLPP also expresses its deepest concern over the escalating violence and the propaganda in “rationalizing” its cheating activities “ in the elections. More than 100 armed incidents have been reported since the election season started late February 2007 in the Philippines. The AJLPP compiled the latest updates from the Philippines:
PHILIPPINES: ON ELECTION DAY , GMA CHEATING MACHINE REVS UP (tags)
The US-Arroyo regime cheating and repressive machinery for the May 14 national elections is revved up and is now on full operations.. The AJLPP reiterates it call for the Filipino people to be vigilant and fight with all their might against legalized vote buying, wholesale cheating and brazen violence in this coming May 14 elections. At the rate It Is acting, the US-Arroyo regime Is sure to surpass the much hated Marcos regime its brazenness and fascist terrorist acts. AJLPP also expresses its deepest concern over the escalating violence and the propaganda in “rationalizing” its cheating activities “ in the coming elections. More than 100 armed incidents have been reported since the election season started late February 2007 in the Philippines.
More SOS Violence (tags)
Video of Save Our State members attacking day laborers in Harbor City.
PHILIPPINES: AS ELECTION DAY COMES , GMA CHEATING MACHINE REVS UP (tags)
As the US-Arroyo regime revved up Its cheating and repressive machinery for the May 14 national elections, the AJLPP reiterates it call for the Filipino people to be vigilant and fight with all their might against legalized vote buying, wholesale cheating and brazen violence in this coming May 14 elections.
Is the Anarchist Movement Dead? (tags)
Today's LA Times included an article that asserts the anarchist movement in LA is dead. The article also tries to blaim anarchists for the LAPD's violence on May Day.
How to punish police assaults on peaceful marches (tags)
When police assault a peaceful protest like the immigrant march today, stern punishment of their masters is called for. This is simple: small groups get awayor never went, and carry out punitive raids on economic targets.
Femicide in the Aftermath of Guatemalan Civil War (tags)
Actress Samantha Mathis discusses violence against women in Guatemala, including the recent increase of murders. This article is adapted from her testimony before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on September 13, 2006.
Violence Against Day Laborers in L.A. (tags)
Sam is kneeing and wearing a Nike shirt. Dennis is standing on the right rear, wearing an Uncle Sam "I Want You" shirt.
Civil War in Iraq (tags)
The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) con-tradicts assertions of the White House that iran and Syria are playing an important role in Iraq. "Actors from the outside do not decisive-ly influence the violence and the prospects for stability."
Peace Initiatives for the Middle East (tags)
For decades, the Israeli and Palestinian people have lived as neighbors. Cooperation and joint development are possible. Instead their life is poisoned by war and violence. The Israeli occupation is the essential evil.
Bush gets his orders (tags)
from the killers in grey suits
Aracruz Celulose vs. Tupinik\im and Guarani indigenous peoples (tags)
Brazil: Aracruz Celulose responsible for acts of Violence against the Tupinikim and Guarani indigenous peoples
Mexican journalists give recognition to Indymedia Mexico and to Brad Will (tags)
* The Journalists Club of Mexico (El Club de Periodistas de Mexico) and the Antonio Sáenz de Miera Foundation recognize the "cooperation without orders" of Indymedia Mexico. * Bradley Ronald Will, murdered in Oaxaca, receives a posthumous recognition for his important informative work.
JOHN BROWN CAUCUS of SDS/MDS on the NYPD Murder-Shooting (tags)
The John Brown Caucus of SDS/MDS says FIGHT STATE RACISM! STOP THE MURDERS!
BTL:Violence Against Strikers in Oaxaca, Mexico Triggers Solidarity Actions (tags)
Report produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
when CELEBRATIONS go BAD (tags)
Reign of Terror and the Heart of Israel (tags)
This article arises from attempts to retrieve an article, Dwelling of Violence from UK Indymedia.
Israel's Cluster Bomb War "What We Did Was Insane and Monstrous" (tags)
Dropped so late in the war, it's hard to imagine what specific military objective these bombs could possibly have been meant to accomplish. Instead, they seem to have been dropped as a final, gratuitous act of violence in a war waged against an entire population. The vast majority of the 1,200 Lebanese killed by Israeli bombardments were civilians; one in three was a child.
Time to plan for the protest when the body count hits 3,000 (tags)
I guess we won't have to wait that long to get to the 3,000 body mark for the big anti-war protest. If this keeps up we could hit the 3,000 mark in a little over a month.
Behind the love/hate relationship of China and the U.S. (tags)
A zealous distrust of China is something most American’s learn at an early age. The lessons include stunning visuals of atrocities, complete with attacks on helpless Tibetan monks and nuns, fearless democracy-seeking students staring down advancing tanks, and innumerable horrors of life within the totalitarian ‘communist’ society (yes they are still calling themselves that, and yes our government still clings to the word— as an abusive epithet— in a McCarthy-like attempt to browbeat). China cannot be defended if one is on the side of democracy, equality, and freedom, but neither can many of the US’ allies, past and present, who’ve had similar records (the US itself is looking more and more like China every day). Because China is outside the domain of US dominance, it is viewed as a competitor, and a threat; therefore, Chinese human-rights violations are a god-send for the White House PR staff, who look for any reason to conjure fear and create misgivings towards a country who, for purely economic reasons, is the prime candidate to face the US in World War III.
Protest at Columbia University against Gilchrist (tags)
Full statement of those who occupied the stage at Columbia University at a event with Jim Gilchrist on Oct. 4th.
Imperial Oil (tags)
addicted to oil
Invisible Violence in Haiti (tags)
Ignoring murder in post-coup Haiti
Medea Benjamin Disrupts Iraqi PM Speech (tags)
Medea broke into a chant saying: "Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now! Listen to the Iraqis!"
German Peace Movement Demands Israeli Withdrawal (tags)
Both the occupation of the Gaza strip and the arrest of members of the Palestinian government are clear breaches of international law.
Woman Abandoned: U.S. Feminists Fail the Test (tags)
A year ago U.S. feminist groups abandoned Maria Cuevas; this month it was an undocumented woman in Pomona.
Targeted Arson (tags)
The dominant policy only knows the language of violence. Whoever tries solving problems with violence only produces more violence.. A war against terror is not waged. This is a war against a whole people.
Peace Vigil: LA Jews for Peace! (tags)
Let us stand in solidarity with thousands of Israelis, Lebanese & Palestinians protesting the violence.
Ceasefire Now! LA Jews for Peace Wed 26th (tags)
Ceasefire Now! Join LA Jews for Peace Denomstration Wednesday, July 26th
Russian President Putin teaches George Bush a few things about democracy (tags)
Russian President Vladimir Putin: "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, I will tell you quite honestly."
WHO OWNS THE FARM? (tags)
Garrett describes developer Ralph Horowitz as venting his wrath against the South Central Farmers in an hour - long migrant-bashing tirade.
Paid Thug Attacks SCF Supporter (tags)
Horowitz' rent a cop attacks supporter of South Central Farmers.
"WE ARE FARMERS, NOT GARDENERS" (tags)
To say that we are gente de maiz – people of maize -- is to say that we are one: the people, the land and the maize (chile, frijol & nopal, too) are all one.
POLICE VIOLENCE AT FARM: Interview with Sam Sanchez, defender of the farm (tags)
This last Tuesday during the sheriff’s raid on the farm Sam was one of the people who engaged in non-violence resistance in defense of the farm. In this interview Sam describes his ordeal and brutalization by officers of Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.
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...
Philippines: Agrarian violence claims more lives under Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Regime (tags)
Agrarian violence claimed two more lives this month. A leader of Task Force Mapalad (TFM), Rico Adeva, 39, was gunned down by three men as he and his wife Nenita were walking to their home in Barangay Dos Hermanas, Silay City, Negros Occidental on Black Saturday. He suffered seven bullet wounds – in the head, stomach, chest, and hand. Meanwhile, in Davao, the Secretary General of the National Coordination of Autonomous Local Rural People’s Organizations (UNORKA), Eric Cabanit, was assassinated by two masked men while he was in a public market in Panabo last April 24, 2006. His daughter, who was with him when the shooting happened, was also wounded and is still in critical condition.
Racist extremists advocate "killing" Mexicans (tags)
Neo-Nazis and anti-immigration extremists responded to a highly publicized wave of immigration reform demonstrations in major U.S. cities with open calls for terrorist violence, including truck bombs, machine gun attacks, and assassinations of U.S. senators and members of Congress.
Paparian to Schiff: "Support Dept. of Peace Bill" (tags)
Former Pasadena Mayor and Green candidate for Congress Bill Paparian supports HR 3760 to create a Federal Dept. of Peace; incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff has not signed on to the legislation. Will he rise to the challenge and follow Paparian's lead?
Poem For Rachel: There Are No Sides To Peace (tags)
Poem For Rachel:
BTL:Iraq Holy Shrine Bombing Triggers Sectarian Violence;Nation Nears Civil War (tags)
Interview with Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Help Needed in Hebron (tags)
What kind of place is this where a mother has to make sure her daughter isn’t in danger so she can go see her eleven year old son, who was just attacked by seven adults, in the hospital???
On the Expanded Security Concept (tags)
As the term social security contributed to undergirding public security against private life risks as a legal claim of individuals visavis society, the new international securiity discourse upgrades civil conflict resolution.
Violence against indigenous women a lesson to us all (tags)
Men have now used the desert itself as a verbal threat to women of what may happen to them if they do not obey.
Postal Shooting: S.B County Could Have Stopped Extreme Violence (tags)
An experimental treatment direct to the unconscious mind that can end tendencies for extreme violence or other destructive behaviors was proposed as experimental in 1999. S.B. County Mental Health Approved and provided a letter to show they were taking the request to administer experimental treatments to the State Mental Heath Department and that the State response would be provided in writing.
A Brutal Police Riot in Israel (tags)
It looks at the recent Police Riot in Israel.
Bush Pot Calls Hamas Kettle Black (tags)
What’s wrong with this picture? Here’s our president, who began an unprovoked war of aggression that has killed as many as 250,000 civilians, telling Hamas to renounce violence.
In Mexican villages, rape can be called a courting ritual (tags)
Rape is prosecuted at the state level, and state laws vary. A review of criminal laws in all 31 states showed that many required that if, for example, a 12-year-old girl accused an adult of statutory rape, she had first to prove she was "chaste and pure." Nineteen of the states required that statutory rape charges be dropped if the rapist agreed to marry his victim
Women’s Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean (tags)
In every country in Latin America and the Caribbean, women suffer acute discrimination. Often, the discrimination women face is related to social prejudices regarding appropriate patterns of conduct for men and women.
Traditionally, Mexican culture is hierarchical in nature and there is a definite leaning toward a "macho" approach in the way men interact with women. Male superiority is a given, and the majority of women are oppressed and brutalized by their menfolk in everyday life. According to the Human Rights Commission, in Mexico City, 80% of female victims of domestic violence are victims on multiple occasions.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Report 2005
Day Lborers 2 Counter Minutemen Nationally (tags)
Day workers across the country will peacefully respond to coordinated vigilante actions organized by Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control and local cells of the so-called “Minutemen.”
Victims and Executioners (tags)
Isn't there some other role aside from these two?
Governor's Claims of Remorse Not Genuine (tags)
The Governor has contributed more to gang violence through his cuts to education and social services than Tookie Williams ever did by co-founding the Crips. It is a travesty that such a flawed person was allowed to sit in judgement of this valued member of our community.
BTL:France's Street Violence Ascribed to Decades of State Inattention to... (tags)
...High Unemployment and Poverty Among Immigrants ~ Interview with Paul Silverstein, associate professor of anthropology at Reed College, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Save "Tookie" Williams (tags)
Stanley "Tookie" Williams should not be executed.
CRFI Declaration on the youth uprisings in France (tags)
November 7 Declaration of the Coordinating Committee for the Refoundation of the Fourth International
Curfew Imposed in Parisian Ghettos (tags)
Curfew Imposed in Parisian Ghettos
Irrationalism and Ideology in Risk Capitalism (tags)
Reductionist worldviews promise "order" in the mixed-up social consciousness.. Psycho-analysis has coined the term "regression" for this process of escapism..Psychic regres-sion involves withdrawal to a state of original immediacy, an earlier less complex stage.
Hey, Joe: An Open Letter to Joe Turner and SOS (tags)
Joe Turner of "Save our State" has a "new" strategy." One that will lead to the same old tragedy, based as it is on the premises of ethnic cleansing and a resort to Storm Trooper style violence. More below.
Protest the Annual World Bank and IMF meetings::Call for Direct Action::Sept. 23-25, 2005 (tags)
Join us and the millions around the world dedicated to a world where development, security, and democracy are no longer tools of rhetoric employed by the World Bank, the IMF, and the U.S. government but are realities in the lives of all. Come to Washington DC September 23-25th for a weekend of spirited action to shake the pillars of empire!
A.N.S.W.E.R. CONDEMNS THE LAPD KILLING OF SUZIE MARIE PEÑA (tags)
A.N.S.W.E.R. CONDEMNS THE LAPD KILLING OF SUZIE MARIE PEÑA Stop Racist Police Violence! Take Action Today!
THURS 7PM: CodePink Vigil for Peace at British Consulate in WLA (tags)
CODEPINK Women’s Peace Group Holds Vigil This Evening at British Consulate in Los Angeles WHEN: 7 PM on Thursday, July 7 WHERE: British Consulate-General, 1766 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1200 (between Bundy and Barrington) West Los Angeles
PACHANGA meeting (tags)
thursday evening, 7/7:30, central location
Human Argument Against War (tags)
It has been months since I publicly refused to assist in destroying Iraq. I did so by refusing to Board the USS Bon Homme Richard and refusing to become complicit in this illegal and morally anemic plight in Iraq. There have been moments when it seemed to me that the military would work within the rule of its own laws and grant me Conscientious Objector Status, but those moments are far behind me.
Sister, Uncle Sam Wants You Too (tags)
As military recruiters step up their efforts to make up for slipping numbers, young women of color are high on their list. Meanwhile, counter-recruitment activists are speaking out.
Cops needlessly kill tiger (tags)
Cop violence spreads from shooting down people to shooting down animals who pose no threat.
TOMORROW! Cal State L.A. workshop: "Avoiding Dangerous Relationships" (tags)
Can you recognize the danger signs? Do you know how to get out?
CSULA Workshop: "Avoiding Dangerous Relationships" (Nov. 1) (tags)
Can you recognize the danger signs? Do you know how to get out?
New Book on Earth Liberation Front (tags)
FORMER ELF SPOKESPERSON CRAIG ROSEBRAUGH RELEASES NEW BOOK
The Daily Poetry Movement (tags)
The fine was levied. But such a fine can not undo the actions taken, can not end the misery, can not prevent the US having paid over $1.5 million dollars a day for the massacres. I worked hard, I barely paid my bills, everywhere I went they took extra, a percentage for their corporations to kill, and my water turned off. upRising!
North American Anarchist Convergence (tags)
Join us in the beautiful foothills of Appalachia to network, brainstorm, and discuss social change through building a positive movement toward a free and responsible society. We will focus on practical alternatives to problems associated with power-based governments, institutions, and internalized systems of oppression.
JEANMARRY PEACE: WHY SUCH AN AMOUNT OF HATRED IN THE GREATEST NATION OF THE WORLD!! (tags)
LAURA GEORGE BUCH "RESPECT" TERESA JOHN KERRY "RESPECT
L.A. Indymedia Plays A Major Role In Underground Film (tags)
No Hollywood Crap. See a really independent film that was made to speak out for peace and justice. Support independent media.
Fight Sexual Violence!!! (UCLA Clothesline Project May 11-13) (tags)
UCLA Clothesline Project presents the display May 11-13 and Take Back the Night rally May 13 on the UCLA campus. Display and rally to fight sexual violence.
Nader asks if the peace movement is going to support "two pro-war candidates?" (tags)
"The way to save U.S. and Iraqi lives and reverse the escalating spiral of violence is for the United States to go back home," Nader said. He added: "The peace movement in this country’s going to have a very interesting choice: whether they’re going to basically support two pro-war candidates or whether they’re going to support a muscular peace candidate."
Paroled Mexican Woman Fights Deportation (tags)
Copied from AP, about Maria Suarez. Follow the link to support the victim of this brutality.
The Passion of the Christ (tags)
A Muslim view on The Passion of the Christ.
Arab on Arab Violence (tags)
Half of all wives beaten last year
8 March 2004 - 5th GLOBAL WOMEN’S STRIKE (tags)
8 March 2004 -- Calling all women 5th GLOBAL WOMEN’S STRIKE Calling all men to join with women to STOP THE WORLD AND CHANGE IT! INVEST IN CARING NOT KILLING!
Are Cops Like Bulls? (tags)
This article explores a comment made to one of my articles, by "Officer Friendly," that said about police violence at protests, "If you mess with the bull, you get the horns, you know what I mean?" I began to compare the bull and the police...
Maravilla Death and 9/11 (tags)
Like so many before him and those that never know who is next, I want to blame someone, something, for their murder.
Gun Laws do Not Reduce Criminal Violence According to New Study (tags)
Fire Arms in the possession of Free Citizens are a threat to Tyrants and Criminals only. Gun Control is nothing more than a Stalking Horse for disarming the American Public to make them easier to subdue.
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.
Amnesty forced to Withdraw Chavez documentary from screening amid threats of violence (tags)
Amnesty International Vancouver was forced to withdraw a documentary on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, amid threats of violence.
Thugs with Bats Assault Locked-out Grocery Workers (tags)
A gang of thugs with bats showed up to beat the living daylights out of locked out Albertsons workers in Laguna Niguel. Where's the outrage?
More Radical, Less Extreme: From Weatherman to the ELF (tags)
Violence is not the issue. I don’t think it ever was. Not back in the day when the Weather Underground blew up toilets in the Capitol Building and not today as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) flips out over SUVs and condominiums. Revolution isn’t a leather-jacket tactic radicals adopt – it is a transformation of the whole society made by millions. It can be violent, but it’s not about violence. And it’s definitely not, as the old saying goes, a dinner party.
Israel's Chief of Staff Denounces Policies Against Palestinians (tags)
"In the northern West Bank, Israeli troops shot and killed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy on Wednesday night during a confrontation in Nablus, Palestinian residents said."
Amazingly Ignorant Article from the LA Weekly (tags)
With phrases like "male latino", "latino woman, "barrio to bourgeois", Pelisek's latest "LA Weekly" article will make anyone with an introductory level of spanish wince.
"Report From Baghdad" Part Four--Women in Iraq (tags)
This is a part four of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html
MOVE OVER ISLAM--CHRISTIAN EXTREMISM IN THE U.S. (tags)
Move over you Islamic extremists dreaming of 40 virgins in heaven, we got Christian extremism right here in the good ole' U.S.A.
Ron Kovac (tags)
Speaking at Occupy the Occupiers - Event sponsored by the Not in Our Name project
Journalists Find "Calm" When Only Palestinians Die (tags)
Media reports are one sided in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Basque petition for justice and peace (tags)
Petition is to highlight the Basque conflict to the media and the public. It is to show that Basques want peace and justice. Please read, sign, and pass on this petition!
A Webmaster's 25th hour - News.com Interview with Sherman Austin (tags)
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.
Overcoming Violence (tags)
"I compare this new movement with the early battles for the abolition of slavery in the 18th century..At that time a hundred years were needed to abolish slavery, end child labor and introduce minimum wages..We need a different economic globalization from below..
F.B.I REPORT:JDL ZIONISTS AMONG TOP USA TERROR GROUPS (tags)
Four out of five people we asked have no idea who the JDL are, much less know that they are one of the TOP TEN FBI ACTIVE TERRORIST GANGS IN THE USA.
Riverside demonstrators determined to protest the war in Iraq (tags)
Over 50 people turnout to protest the war in Iraq while a much smaller group counter-demonstrated across the street.
Women (and Men) of the World, Unite! (tags)
the latest in a series about male domination
People in Black Vigil in Ojai (tags)
Attached is a photo of our People in Black vigil in Ojai, CA. We are from a small town, and typically about 10-15 people stand with us weekly.
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.
Police provocateurs Copenhagen 2002 (tags)
Police provocateurs Copenhagen 2002 For months the police and intelligence agencies have claimed that Copenhagen would be a battlefield of raging violence during the EU-summit. If there is violence, they will tell: We predicted it. If there is none, they'll say: We prevented it. The following photos tell another story.
Beauty Pagents Can Be Murder (tags)
Send Lawyers, Guns and Money
The Declaration of a Renewed American Independence (tags)
The motives behind the killing of a Police Officer in Red Bluff, California. A declaration of American rights against law enforcement.
Go see Bowling for Columbine (tags)
Michael Moore’s latest movie, Bowling for Columbine, is a must-see. Moore does an excellent job of connecting the military-industrial complex, in particular, Lockheed Martin, to the violence in this society, to the same complex’s propaganda machine called “TV News” and to the repeal of welfare, also known as the most vicious, racist, bipartisan (Democrat & Republican) attack on the workingclass of the 1990s, that continues to this date.
Poetic justice for undercover piggys (tags)
instant karma-just add violence
HINDUS USE RAPE AS A POLITICAL WEAPON IN INDIA (tags)
Among all the horrifying testimonies of sexual violence to emerge from Gujarat, one story has come to symbolize the collective suffering of the Muslim community. It is told and retold on news stories, in NGO reports, in eyewitness accounts: "I was running [and] I saw a pregnant woman's belly being cut open," states a young boy on Indian television. "The fetus was pulled out and thrown up in the air. As it came down it was collected on the tip of the sword."
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.
Deja vu (tags)
Orwell's words are still fresh. . .
9.11.02 176 Peace Events in Seven Countries (tags)
Here's a short summary of a few of the events closer to home.
CALL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE LONG BEACH/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANARCHIST MOVEMEN (tags)
Silent Sacred Walk - Reposted correctly (tags)
Silent Sacred walks offers a new perpective for todays times.
Silent Sacred Walk (tags)
Peace walks in LA provide a new pespective to todays times.
#4-LA Jews For a Just Peace Construct "checkpoint" (tags)
event 7/25/02 at 6380 Wilshire------- 18 +/- months into the second Intifada pain and hardship are the only accomplishments. For both sides REAL objectives need to be realized. For Israel; the end of illegal settlements, West Bank occupation and violence towards the Palestinian people. For Palestine; the cessation of violence towards the people of Israel. Hard choices for a few, but sorely needed by the many. Remember the children. For Info. LA Jews For A Just Peace 323-769-5282
Sam Bahour's Palestine update and some important reading material (tags)
Every Palestinian is getting edgy and uptight. Our cities, economy, projects, and lives are being destroyed as we helplessly watch from our front windows.
Peaceful demonstrator from Los Angeles violently beat down in Tel Aviv by police (tags)
pulling them up by their arms and beating them. they kicked another women Sara chaluche,an American from Los Angeles California in the jaw. and this is only what I saw - I have ran away soon afterwards. there were three video cameras with us - that were specifically targeted and attacked by the police. two of the cameras (indymedia) were smashed to
BTL: Escalating Violence Between Israelis and Palestinians Interferes with... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Hussein Ibish, communications director with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, who discusses the relationship between a possible future U.S. attack on Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
For NPR, Violence Is Calm if It's Violence Against Palestinians (tags)
FAIR-L Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Media analysis, critiques and news reports
"FreeRepublic" Becomes "CensoredRepublic" (tags)
Jim Robinson, owner of the popular forum "FreeRepublic", is censoring articles and views he doesn't agree with.
Fascists get their asses kicked (tags)
Our movement never stops in the war against fascism
Happy Birthday Mahatma Gandhi! (tags)
Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi plus an essay by Nelson Mandela on Gandhi. Visit the official Mahatma Gandhi Website in India!
Students Call for Nonviolent Justice (tags)
Harvard University senior Molly McOwen of Northfield, Mass., holds a sign during a peace rally on the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001. Students called for non-violent justice, not revenge, for last week's terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Howard Zinn: Violence Doesn't Work (tags)
September 14, 2001: Howard Zinn, Columnist for The Progressive magazine. Violence Doesn't Work
ANTI-NAZI DEMONSTRATION AT "THE SHACK" (tags)
ARA (anti-racist action) organized another protest outside "The Shack" for hosting a neo-nazi benifit concert.
Amy Goodman and Edwin Johnston on Building Bridges over wbix.org (tags)
On Wednesday, August 29th from 8-9 pm est Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report (In Exile) will broadcast a special one hour program on the crisis at WBAI and Pacifica
How to report "violence". (tags)
Reporting violent acts Undercurrents has attended meetings over the last few years on how to report conflicts. Danny from mediachannel.org sums it up well here- http://www.mediachannel.org/views/dissector/coveringviolence.shtml
Seeking Change in Genoa (tags)
G-8 nations have pledged to address poverty, disease and debt reform at this weekend’s meetings, but activists and campaigners don’t believe the G-8 has what it takes to make real change.
GOTHENBURG WRAP-UP: Commentary (tags)
Read critiques of the causes, effects, and big-picture consequences of the tactics used and the media spin of the Gothenburg protests.
Understanding Strengths in Org's We May Criticize (tags)
Allowing that many people have abilities and that our lives or up-bringing may bring out the worst in us at times, clouding the good work other people do.
PEACEFUL UCSD STUDENTS MET WITH VIOLENCE AT CHANCELLOR'S ASSOCIATES MEETING (tags)
AFTER BEING IGNORED BY THE CHANCELLOR FOR OVER THREE WEEKS, STUDENTS ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A PEACEFUL PRESENTATION ON THE SITUATION OF UCSD NON-UNION JANITORS
Bigots in California celebrate deaths of Mexican immigrants. (tags)
More than a dozen Mexicans perished in the desert this week due to the get-tough border policies implemented by Clinton and continued by Bush. In response, Anti-Mexican bigots in California blamed the victims, celebrated their deaths, and took the occasion to threaten future militia violence. See and respond to their comments on this board:
HIP-HOP FOR CONSCIOUSNESS: The Imam Jamil Al-Amin Benefit Concert (tags)
Mos Def, Jurassic 5, Dialated Peoples, Planet Asia, and others to be announced are scheduled to perform at The Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) Benefit Concert on May 12, 2001 in Los Angeles @The Center in Watts. Proceeds from the concert will go towards Imam Jamil's Justice Fund and support for his family in this time of need. COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS CAUSE IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE!
COUPWATCH: Ashcroft and Anti-Abortion Extremism (tags)
In recent years, the U.S. Justice Department and its Task Force on Violence Against Reproductive Health Care Providers have been credited with preventing violence. Although John Ashcroft testified he would protect abortion providers, many doubters, citing his record, are speaking out.
The Horror of Mass Violence April 29,1992 Los Angeles Citizens and Residents (tags)
The Los Angeles Riots of 1992 left a death toll of nearly 51 and material damages of at least $463.7 million dollars and up to $1 Billion US Dollars. Estimates were made from Shinyodo Marketing and Helen Zia a Chinese-American woman with experience in auto assembly and with Ms. magazine.
Read Chief Parks' Account of Monday's Police Riot (tags)
LAPD Chief Bernard Parks's own words about the violence his men incited on Monday night.
Domestic Violence Coverup in LAPD Made Public (tags)
The details of as many as 277 possible domestic violence related crimes involving Los Angeles police officers were posted on the internet on Friday. Bob Mullally, a lawyer from South Dakota, performed a review of personnel files of officers accused of domestic abuse and produced a report detailing 61 assaults, 28 assaults with a deadly weapon, six rapes and one sodomy.