fix articles 116766, monday june
Alphonse D’Amato to testify, DASNY Contract Procedure Violated After adding MOB Firm (tags)
Former Senator D’Amato is scheduled to testify next week, in NY State Supreme Court, June 15 -16, 2010 as to his alleged role as the lobbyist who influenced New York State officials to include a MOB related construction firm onto a list of qualified contractors after they had already been disqualified by the quality control people within the New York State Dormitory Authority (DASNY). Thomas Murphy, then Executive Director of DASNY, testified that Richard Nasti told him to add the Scalamadres onto the list of qualified contractors even though Joseph and Fred Scalamandre both pleaded guilty to paying off the MOB and stealing tens of millions of dollars from several government agencies.
LA Coalition for Oscar Grant Updates (tags)
30 people, individuals and representatives from various organizations, met to discuss the next steps in building the Justice for Oscar Grant movement at Chuco's Justice Center in Inglewood on Sunday night, February 28th.
US HAS A HAND ON PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE (tags)
In a press conference held on Monday June 2, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said the U.S. military’s partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) can be used as a model in fighting terrorism worldwide. Gates made the statement during his visit to Manila for a high level meeting with his Philippine counterpart - Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Gilbert Teodoro. Clearly this was a vote of confidence on the Arroyo regime's on-going war against legitimate people's movements in the Philippines from a key member of the Obama Team himself. Emboldened by Gate's statement and promise of continuing military assistance from the United States, on June 3, against the backdrop of worsening economic crisis, of intensifying political killings and forced disappearances and escalating military conflict in Southern Philippines - in a brazen act of indifference and cowardice - the Arroyo controlled congress passed House Resolution 1109 which turned the lower house into a constituent assembly. This will make it possible for the U.S.- Arroyo regime to tinker with the 1987 constitution to further tighten and continue their stranglehold on the country and its people.
Lie Less in Gaza: An Open Letter to Jeremy Bowen (tags)
Above Bush House, the maxim still reads: Nation shall speak peace unto nation. In Gaza, one nation is illegally occupying another, claiming that there is no-one to speak peace to after having arrested those who tried to speak peace to it. When the BBC ignores stories that challenge their narrative, it colludes in speaking lies to the world.
Mon. 6/13: Rachel Corrie's Parents & Family Who Lived in Gaza Home She Died to Protect (tags)
Unprecedented U.S. Tour Comes to LA JUST ADDED EVENT Monday, June 13! Rachel Corrie's Parents Will Be Joined by the Palestinian Family Who Lived in the Gaza Home She Died to Protect Khaled and Samah Nasrallah's First U.S. Visit Gives Americans Rare Glimpse into Life in Palestine Ground-Breaking on the Rebuilding of Nasrallah's Home Just Weeks Away, As Israeli Troops are Scheduled to Prepare to Leave Area WHEN: Monday, June 13 at 7 PM WHERE: Venice Methodist Church, 1020 Victoria, Venice (East of Lincoln, 1 block north of Venice Blvd.) SUGGESTED DONATION: $10.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Continued resistance to illegal arrests of Guadalajara protestors; help needed! (tags)
Monday, June 28th, social justice organizations in te mexican state of Jalisco organized another march to protest the continued imprisonment of Guadalajara activists. This report discusses the outcome of Monday´s march and the current situation for the imprisoned. While some results have been gained, the organizations have put out a call to all solidarity groups for economic aid. That have recieved no response so far.
S. Korea Fights Against New Troop Dispatch To Iraq (tags)
While Iraqi "resistance" fighters yesterday already killed their Korean hostage anti-war movement here possibly is waking up.
June 24 04: Civil Liberties and Immigrant Rights News Updates (tags)
Last two weeks had been one of the dark moments in US civil liberties and immigrant rights, U.S. conducted several horrible raids against immigrants across the California, arrested and deported many people. Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, the House passed the so-called "Intelligence Bill". Lee Siu Hin National Immigrant Solidarity Network Peace No War Network United Students Against Sweatshops
June 12: Naked Bike Ride O.K. For the World, But Not L. A.? (tags)
World Naked Bike http://WorldNakedBikeRide.Org/, a ecological and freedom of expression event held annually around the globe has, according to world organizers, been virtually arrest-free in places as far-flung as London, Portland, Oregon and New Zeland. But Los Angeles and Santa Monica police apparantly are intent on making pre-emptive arrests this Saturday, according to local organizers.
HELLO VIETNAM! (Iraq) (tags)
"War? What War?
Two Monsanto fields destroyed in The Netherlands (tags)
On June 25th two Monsanto genetic test fields were destroyed in the south of The Netherlands.