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February 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)

https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ In February 2017, another indigenous Tolupán activist was murdered, attacks against Copinh and supporters in the calls for justice continue, uni students were attacked again by uni administration, and for asking questions about it a week later, a journalist was attacked. Meanwhile, workers are feeling the squeeze with more dismissed public service workers than ever before, and mining workers fighting for bearable work conditions and pay

February 2016 Honduras Coup News (tags)

The Feb one is late and the March one will be up soon. February saw 5 Tolupanes assassinated, their names withheld from public news to not endanger others. Another indigenous organisation Copinh received many attacks and threats, that culminated in two very shocking murders in March. Read on...

Honduras coup update September 2015 (tags)

September 2015 in Honduras. Intensifying repression with soldiers and cops pulling out guns against protesters and in mass evictions particularly where there are occupying farmers. One sixteen year old died this way, and another farmer was assassinated 2 days after participating in a protest. This is mixed with selection persecution against journalists and leaders as they came to control demonstrations. 28 year old loved son of writers was arrested accused of killing lawyer of an elite family - both responsible for the massive IHSS scandal that stole so much from people, and for continuously killing people who are witnesses to the scandal for example. About this and more, check out the update

We can't go on like this by Sergi Halimi (tags)

"The game is not over. The neoliberal dream has lost its status as an absolute and an ideal, without which its social projects will wither and perish. All it is capable of producing now are privileges, and cold, dead beings. A change will occur. Each of us can help it happen..."

Refugees and migrants are tortured in Greece (tags)

Medical treatment and legal aid is required for the victims of tortures (at least three of them are of Kurdish origin; therefore, may very well be prima facie refugees) who are being detained after the raid of the Greek police in Egoumenitsa, Greece on 18 August 2011.

Philippines: Urban poor strongly represented in new socialist party (tags)

Bulacan, Philippines, February 1, 2009 – “We are the bat people, the people who live under bridges in Manila”, explained urban poor organiser Ka Lisa as she took a small group of international observers around a section of an urban poor relocation settlement in Bulacan, about 60 kilometres north of Manila.

Church of Scientology Allegedly Prevents Sale of Critic's Book in the UK (tags)

Denial of freedom of speech, human rights violations, civil rights abuses -- Scientology's crimes against us must stop. Nobody should have the right to tell us what we can and can not read!

Please Join the IRA (tags)

The State Department no longer considers the IRA to be a terrorist organisation.

Political conjunctions and Blurring definitions (tags)

A number of factors have recently formed a conjunction, which provided a new view of a popular ‘reality’. Whenever the flames of the terrorist ‘threat’ begin to wane convenient arrests are made that fan the embers back into flames of concern. Recent police raids in Sydney and Melbourne have resulted in the arrests of two Sri Lankan Tamils; “two men have appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on terrorism related charges,” ran the intro from one media outlet while another ran with, “men face terrorism charges after raids.” I’m sure we all get the drift but it should be noted that assistant commissioner to the Federal Police, Frank Prendergast, went to lengths "to make it clear that these men weren't involved in any possible attacks on Australian soil.” Well then, what?

Basic Espionage/Warfare for Intelligence Agents (tags)

According to its own mouthpiece, ABC news, the Australian spy agency (ASIO) has embarked on a recruitment drive:

Thursday, December 28, 2006. 11:37am (AEDT) “The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is looking to recruit at least 170 people this financial year. The number of ASIO officers from non-english speaking backgrounds has more than doubled since 2004, and the organisation is looking for people with diverse backgrounds to conduct counter-terrorism and counter-espionage work. The intelligence organisation spent more than $2 million on recruitment advertising in 2005-6. The Federal Attorney-General, Phillip Ruddock, says funding for ASIO has also increased considerably. "I think we have now something of the order of 1,200 staff and that's double the number it had in 2000-2001 and we are continuing with a very active program that will expand the organisation in the near future to reach something in the order of 1,500-1,600 people," he said. http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200612/s1818848.htm

Party and Class (tags)

A party lives when there is the existence of a doctrine and a method of action. A party is a school of political thought and consequently an organisation of struggle. The first characteristic is a fact of consciousness, the second is a fact of will, or more precisely of a striving towards a final end.

How Human Rights Watch Lost Its Way in Lebanon: The Israel Lobby Works Its Magic, Again (tags)

This sophistry is fooling no one, least of all, of course, Israel's apologists. They will keep up their relentless defamation of an organisation like Human Rights Watch as long as Israel comes under its scrutiny. By trying to appease them, our human rights champions damage only themselves and those they should be seeking to protect.

'REPORTERS WITHOUT HONOUR' - RSF (tags)

For years there have been complaints about 'Réportères Sans Frontières' and their abject political - non-journalistic - approach to past and present dangers and developments in international journalism. They've sold their honour!

"Progressive" Muslims Union: South African View (tags)

"Last year, three South Africans were invited to be on the Advisory Board of an organisation that was about to be launched in the US, the Progressive Muslims Union of North America. Quite an honour. However, after much reflection, istikharah and many emails, all three – Ebrahim Moosa, Farid Esack and I – declined." Suddenly, scholars who, just a few weeks earlier, had been criticising America’s imperialist role in the world, became Bush advisors. Suddenly, there was a stream of Muslims seeking the road to the White House and Pentagon."

Those who seek ''the death of the United Nations'' (tags)

While the United Nations is seen by many as merely a talk shop that gets little done, the truth lies elsewhere. For example, UNESCO has done a great deal for education and the work of UNICEF has been phenomenal.

Say no to Kobes (tags)

The Kobes organisation is an embarassment for all Americans. I ask you all to go and check it out and then as an American citizen judge it. www.kobehq.com

Rage. Mistrust. Hatred. Fear. Uncle Sam's enemies within (tags)

A few things have happened recently that show just how powerful -- and, perhaps, unstoppable -- is the march of the right-wing machine in the US. This month the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a right-wing think tank umbilically tied to the Bush administration, declared open warfare on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) deemed too left-wing and set up an organisation called NGOWatch to monitor these liberal pressure groups.

Secret services accused of masterminding deadly blast (tags)

Colombia's main rebel army FARC denies responsability in the bombing of an exclusive up-town club in Bogota that left 37 people dead. In a strong declaration against terrorism, the guerrillas instead blame the official secret services for the attack.

dropseven (tags)

The dropseven group is an independent, non-partisan network consisting geographical and virtual activists, students, volunteers and workers who express values of accountability, choice, collaboration, consultation, equality, fairness, freedom, human rights, mutual respect, opportunity, participation, privacy, social justice and transparency.

FOR THE RESTORATION OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE IN GREEK SOCIETY (tags)

We are publishing this document so as to inform and ask for your support. This concerns a very important matter - the imprisonment of worker and social fighter Yannis Serifis and the wider repression by the state in Greece. Follow the link to sign for the release of Y. Serifis and against the greek terrorlaw: http://www.yserifis.org/solidarity.php

COLOMBIAN REBELS OFFER PEACE TALKS (tags)

Colombia's largest guerrilla organisation FARC says that it is willing to negotiate peace with new Colombian president Alvaro Uribe if he cracks down on the paramilitary death squads and withdraw government forces from two southern departments.

appeal on behalf of benny wenda (tags)

watch here....

Czech mayday demos (tags)

This year two big Mayday demos took place in Czech republic

Occupation of the Italien consulate in Bremen/Germany at 3rd of August (tags)

In Bremen/Germany 15 people occupied the Italian consulate for 2 hours. They demanded that ALL the prisoners which are still arrested in Genova have to be free immediately. The occupiers demanded that the following statement was faxed to the Italian authorities and the press from the consulate including an official stamp and the sign of one employee. That happened straight after the beginning of the occupation.

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