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The United States Intelligence Community (tags)
The Washington Post reported in 2010 that there were 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies in 10,000 locations in the United States that were working on counterterrorism, homeland security, and intelligence, and that the intelligence community as a whole would include 854,000 people holding top-secret clearances. According to a 2008 study by the ODNI, private contractors make up 29% of the workforce in the U.S. intelligence community and account for 49% of their personnel budgets.
G7 Hurricane Debt Relief Caribbean/Small Islands (tags)
“This is the first time that Finance and Development Ministers are meeting jointly at the G7 and they can promote solutions for when financial crises and humanitarian crises collide" note Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Network Executive Director.
Religious Development Group Advocates for New York Law to Stop "Vulture Funds" (tags)
Religious leaders, lawyers, academics and debt experts are meeting to discuss changing New York laws that govern debt contracts from Puerto Rico to Mozambique.
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,
Verizon Please Protect Yahoo Groups Subscribers (tags)
Tens of millions of Yahoo Groups subscribers want protection for their posts.
Robert Tronge - President & Managing Director - Marriott International (tags)
Robert Tronge is a "true operator". Having launched his career leading teams in the rooms department of a hotel, he knows the hospitality business from the ground up. He is a hands-on executive whose nearly three-decade track record has earned him industry-wide recognition.
Monsanto Patenting World's Seeds, Controlling World's Food, Causing Cancer, Killing Bees, (tags)
Monsanto Patenting World's Seeds, Controlling World's Food, Causing Cancer, Killing Bees, Using PCB's, DDT, Agent Orange, Carcinogenic Growth Hormones, Brain Lesion Causing Aspartame
More Illegal US Sanctions on Russia (tags)
KPFK in Pacifica's meeting - more descriptions (tags)
These are excerpts REPOSTED for local LA listeners of KPFK - as to what else happens [not on-air-only presentations that are the slick surface of it all ] - written by a long-time prior dedicated PNB member.
CIA Human Experimentation (tags)
Martha Stewart: Can You Hear The Chicks' Dying Peeps? (tags)
Martha Stewart in promoting the products of factory farmed animals is causing animal agony, human disease, environmental waste and energy waste.
KPFK is an integral part of Pacifica... problems infect our LA station. (tags)
KPFK is an integral part of Pacifica... problems infect our LA station. Indymedia appears to be the only site where updates and iinformation-sharing on what is happening on extentions of what is OUR RADIO station - paid for by subscribers/ stakeholders ! - KPFK. The dearth of access, transparency and discussion in LA anywhere on line speaks to the secrecy and denial with impunity that is occuring daily in our radio sphere, while demanding more and more $$$$ from us ...or else.. here is more to learn, ask, share and perhaps even to get involved in any ways possible - including attending the confict-full, argumentative, and uncourteous harrangues at the Local Station Board on March 22, 1 pm in WLA See KPFK.org for details, under 'events'.
KPFK and Pacifica still in morras, chaos, financial turmoil....why ? (tags)
KPFK is still losing money, begging daily and irritating all who have pledged $$$$ and are stakeholders who turn away from what seems endless fractionalized disorder. Some info from available sources aboyt how the problems also emanate from 'the above' organziation's sludging on without any honest improvements or doing real elections to show the way....or stop requiring payments to this nat'l office that is killing off any local gains or attempts to reduce, never stop, the infighting.
Organized labor unites in opposition to BDS (tags)
California Teamsters Issue scathing letter in opposition to BDS
Congress Authorizes Unlimited Spying on US Citizens (tags)
Obama's Sham Immigration Reform (tags)
Duplicitous US State of Emergency with Iran (tags)
33.5 million dollars raised for Middle east Peace (tags)
More than 1,200 attended the FIDF Western Region GalaGala featured performances by Ricky Martin and David Foster and Friends
Fall 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)
In This Issue: 1) National Religious Leaders Send One-Sentence Letter to Obama: Don’t Trade Kids' Lives in Immigration Action! 2) The U.S. Is Deporting Cambodian Refugees and Orphaning Their Children 3) New Report Details Prejudice and Pretext in Georgia's Hyper Immigration Enforcement 4) Unaccompanied Minors: Their Arduous Journey and Their Unknown Fate 5) As Migrant Children Face Backlash, Communities Mobilize to Drown Out Hate 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!
More about KPFK via Pacifica turmoils (tags)
as Updates appear, they are being excerpted here reposted for LOCALS to also follow if anyone is interested. To all appearances, the conflicts continue as unresolved as nations within nations do, without the physical bullets and rockets but with the same intents and results it seems. Some are not going to seek out information so this seems to be a site where some PACIFICA and it’s local affiliate KPFK doings and undoings are being revealed. Not because it is appreciated or can be ‘helped’ but because at least, it is said, “it is good to know..even if….” yes, there are a few "other" views/ sides/ opponents and different ways the stories are being told too. See elsewhere for those.
Pacifica clearly endangered. Reposting info here: (tags)
This is a repost of an email being made available to many who care about keeping the Pacifica 5 stations together vs. some PNB members who want to sell off 3 ailing radio stations to maintain the remaining 2 in California. - - - - - - - If you want to : Please sign their court petition at http://www.jotformpro.com/PDGG/petition Otherwise, the information contained in this reposting may update what else is secreted and not-known-in-LA because there is no transparency, no openness and only requests for $$$ pledges by local KPFK.
Philippine President told: Re-energize the campaign for reforms (tags)
Philippines: As President Benigno Simeon Aquino III prepares to deliver his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA), Akbayan Party-list urged him to "re-energize the campaign for reforms" by carrying out "deeper and broader institutional changes" in his last two years in office.
Time To Change Ohio Governors (tags)
Executioner, mass transit opponent, slasher of library funds, nonenforcer of Ohio environmental law, governor John Kasich should be dumped this fall. His opponent is former mayor, former county executive, former law enforcement official Ed Fitzgerald.
Sacking NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson (tags)
Updating chaotic crumblings at Pacifica - affects KPFK too. (tags)
Events continue in the higher levels of a mixed-up Pacifica Fdtn with who is in charge and who is not and who has authority and who claims what. With most in Los Angeles not extending to keep up with details as others derail and destroy what was before a ‘radical’ variety of programming at KPFK, along with it’s sponsors, here are reposted excerpts to both advise, inform, and urge activism in any form an Indy reader will dare to help the mess from spilling over and out into KPFK and so into our lives here. Fuller information is available at the links provided here. Note that excerpts are for *Relevant Clarification * and those that may be pertinent how KPFK in LA is affected by what else is currently being disputed, declared and not questioned. The many detracting claims and counterclaims affect the operations and functionings of Pacifica Fdtn and it’s 5 stations, More specific detailed info can be read in the entire articles/ reports written by Tracy Rosenberg at the links included at facebook: “United for Community Radio KPFA “. Though the stories appear to emphasize the sibling station in Berkeley KPFA, the results affect our Local KPFK radio station 90.7 FM in LA equally, even when our station's ID is ignored in their stories. It was our own KPFK prior GM who was laddered Up into Pacifica's interim Exe Director position, but by Berkeley's group and it was not even discussed at the local KPFK LSB in April. Why ?
Has KPFK's GM Duncan just dis-appeared? (tags)
More confusing information appears to say that Bernard Duncan who thought he was moving UP some ladder, may have fallen off, gone to NZ to return home and his girlfriend, or gotten sick of all the mess served up at Pacifica ? Who knows what really happens when secrecy and silence and non-transparency reigns in this nonprofit and non-informative fdtn, never telling on itself and it's fluctuations ? How confusing. Where is the man now ? Why is he not fulfilling the apparent nomination to be interim Exe Director, seemingly authorized by KPFA people?
Repost from Counterpunch re Pacifica - KPFK too involved (tags)
Excerpts from a recent article about the happenings to Pacifica, the holder of KPFK and other 4 stations nationwide. Recent upheavals and attempts at 'take-overs' and resistances and wild stories of in-fighting...continue...on....
10 Things Pres. Obama Can Do Right Now (tags)
The state has a social nature and cannot only be a power and security state. The time is right for alternative economics, reducing working hours, expanding the public sector, shrinking financial sector and community centers.
Reactions to Obama's NSA Address (tags)
Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system (tags)
Akbayan Partylist welcomes the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as well as all forms of congressional insertions with the aim of creating lump sum funds for projects primarily determined by lawmakers.
Philippines: Public urged not to be distracted from punishing pork plunderers (tags)
Amid the raging debate on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Akbayan partylist today warned the public not to be swayed by efforts from some quarters to use the issue to deflect attention on the plunder charges filed against several lawmakers involved in the multi-billion Janet Lim-Napoles pork barrel scam.
Declaring Syria Regime Illegitimate Sends Strong Human Rights Message and Exposes Lenders (tags)
Over the last year, a religious antipoverty organization has met with U.S. Treasury and White House officials to encourage them to declare the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad an illegitimate government. This action would impose restrictions on lending to Syria that supports its military or the needs of the Assad regime. When governments or financial institutions make this declaration it lets lenders know that if they lend to Syria they may not receive a return on their investment. Types of lending and financing that could be affected are arms contracts with Russia and oil investment from Iran.
Changes Wall St Hostile Takeover Artist Daniel Loeb Has Made At Yahoo (tags)
With his leveraged buyout and the power of unethically acquired capital Daniel Loeb and his henchmen have taken over Yahoo and have accelerated negative change in 2013.
Philippines: Where does the FOI campaign go from here? (tags)
Today, we close our people’s campaign for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill in the 15th Congress. We have, to the extent that our capacities and limited resources permitted, exhausted all avenues that we thought were open to us to get positive, decisive action from the leaders of the House of Representatives and from President Aquino no less.
Extrajudicial Killing: Official US Policy (tags)
Appeal for Executive Order for Full Recognition of Filipino WW II Veterans (tags)
“Everybody should play by the same rule.” Mr. President, we appeal to you for Executive Order for Full Recognition of Filipino WW II V... eterans . We are the Filipino WW II veterans and their widows who have defended this nation and decisively won a war to keep Americans safe. Yet, to this day we have to fight for the basic right of full recognition of our US military service. This year, the US Congress due to direct opposition of the Republican leadership has failed to approve an equity bill that would have reversed chronic injustice and racial discrimination. We appeal that as we bring the fight to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on November 5, 2012 , that you issue an Executive Order to provide full recognition to the Filipino WW II veterans as full American veterans.
Successfully Embracing the Precautionary Principle & Right to Know (tags)
Children spend nearly one-third of their lives at school—what should be a safe space for learning and growing. However, with the best intentions, many school districts use large amounts of chemicals with serious health concerns, instead of opting for lower-risk alternative methods.
Philippine Gov’t reminded to respect local ordinances on mining (tags)
Manila – Government must in fact recognize local ordinances that uphold biodiversity conservation and promote human rights especially of the Indigenous Peoples, instead of threatening them with the primacy of national policies, said Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) reacting on the much-delayed Executive Order on Mining.
Full List of Bilderbergerssp] Attendees (tags)
I’ve been dragging my feet on publishing this list because I’m worried that it would fuel excessive negative sentiment against the individuals involved.
BTL:Connecticut Poised to Become 17th State to End Capital Punishment (tags)
Interview with Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center , conducted by Melinda Tuhus
BTL:National Campaign Organizes to Overturn Provisions of the National Defense Authorizati (tags)
Interview with Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
BTL: Sierra Club Secretly Took $26 million from Natural Gas Industry for Campaign Against (tags)
Interview with Bruce Hamilton, deputy executive director of the Sierra Club, conducted by Scott Harris
BTL:Breaking Campaign Pledge, Obama Signs Indefinite Detention into Law (tags)
Interview with Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, conducted by Scott Harris
BTL:National Lawyers Guild Seeks Files on Federal Role in Police Suppression of Occupy Wal (tags)
Interview with Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Scott Harris
Misplaced attack on 'ObamaCare' (tags)
Prior to the latest bi-partisan focus on "constraining" the Federal deficit--in which both D & R political parties now unite to use this heaven-sent battering ram to beat up on the working class even more, the Right Wing had been concentrating its Fire and Fury on the so-called ObamaCare...
Double-talk on FOI: Philippine gov?t long on promises, short on political will (tags)
On President Aquino?s Open Governance Partnership (OGP) ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2011 in New York, President Benigno S. Aquino III will deliver the keynote address at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) forum dubbed ?The Power of Open: A Global Discussion?. The conference brings together governments and representatives of civil society, industry, academe, and media. The panels will discuss the role of openness in improving government responsiveness and accountability, fighting corruption, and creating efficiencies, innovation and growth.
THE HARVEST/ LA COSECHA (tags)
Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas? onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields to follow the harvest. From the Producers of the Academy-Award? nominated film, WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, this award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 ? 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America. STARTS FRIDAY AUGUST 5 Laemmle?s Music Hall | 9036 Wilshire Blvd | Beverly Hills www.laemmle.com
America: Heading for Tyranny and Impoverishment (tags)
Is FCGOA President Guy James Now Playing The Rat Card in His Attempt to Take Total Control (tags)
What's Really Going on at FCGOA?
BTL:GOP Proposes Deep Cuts for Regulating Food, Health and Safety Standards (tags)
Interview with Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Obama Embraces Military Commissions Injustice (tags)
Schools and Environmental Health: At a Crossroads (tags)
Come speak to local,state,and federal public officials about school environmental health issues and their importance in your community.We want to hear your concerns and give you an opportunity to influence policy on this important issue.
BTL:Obama Executive Order to Institutionalize Indefinite Detention (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.
A courageous radical human rights agenda (tags)
The New Zealand government's response to the Christchurch earthquake was to assumed greater executive power to help the victims - necessary, in part, due to deficiencies in human rights law the same deficiencies which created a major tragedy at the bottom of the social scale over past 20 yrs.
Endorse: Labor Activists Condemn FBI Repression (tags)
Like Dr. King before us, we will not be silenced.
NYC Workers Stand with the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian Communities: (tags)
Our Grief Is Not an Excuse for Racism, Islamophobia, Bigotry or War
Grace Aaron, former interim Executive Director and Board Chair, Sues Pacifica (tags)
Grace Aaron, who rose to Pacifica "fame" with the Committee to Strengthen KPFK," is suing the Foundation
Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America (tags)
America on a fast track toward despotism
Senator Joker Arroyo: Truth commission is doomed to fail (tags)
The EPCC NEWS learned that the planned truth commission to be set by by President Aquino III is doomed to fail because it is without a legal leg to stand on. Opposition Sen. Joker Arroyo said Wednesday. EPCC News said that Joker Arroyo, a lawyer, warned President Benigno Aquino III that creating a truth commission through an executive order would be futile because it would suffer from a legal infirmity
Executive Privilege (Must read about Afghan quagmire & Elena Kagan) (tags)
US Support for Israel is Taking US Down!
Trumka and the Labor Press Bury Scandal About Removal of ‘Ethical Practices’ Clause (tags)
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka kept his determined silence, refusing to explain or investigate how an “ethical practices” clause, that had been in effect since the founding of the Labor Federation in the 1950s, had been removed in the 2005 edition of the Constitution.
America's Supremes: Court Over Constitution (tags)
America governs lawlessly
Former Pacifica Radio Interim Executive Seeks Retroactive Extra Pay (tags)
Word has it that after ending her tenure as Pacifica's Interim Executive Director, former board chair Grace Aaron is demanding that the board pay her retroactively for health benefits that were never agreed to.
Town-Hall Meeting Bitterly Critical of Pride Board (tags)
San Diego's annual Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Pride celebrations have been jeopardized by a community controversy over a $5,000 payment authorized by the board to its chair, Dr. Philip Princetta. The board fired Pride's executive director, Ron deHarte, on January 5, one day after he wrote a letter calling the payment "self-dealing" and questioning its legality. Two other Pride staff members resigned in support, and on Sunday, January 10 members of San Diego's Queer and Queer-allied communities had a chance to weigh in on the controversy. With none of the current board members there to hear the community speakers or express their own version of the events, the meeting turned into a series of condemnations of the board members and a vote to ask that deHarte be reinstated — but many people there were frustrated that the structure of the board doesn't give the community any recourse that doesn't also hurt the Pride events themselves.
Toward an Understanding of the Causes of KPFK's Conflict: A Voters' Guide (tags)
Looking for the truth at KPFK? Check this out, by a long-time insider. Read this, and get your ballot in by Thursday.
BTL:U.S. and Russia Move Toward Reducing Number of Nuclear Weapons (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
BTL:Judge Rules U.S.-Held Prisoners in Afghanistan Can Challenge Their Detention (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Pacifica Radio Coup Redux Part II (tags)
New York: An Examination of the Current Coup Attempt at WBAI With Reference to the KPFA Takeover in 2000
RALLY HITS BANK BAILOUTS From Wall Street to Los Angeles Demonstra (tags)
From Wall Street to Los Angeles Demonstrations Connect Bailouts to Joblessness and Housing Crisis
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh claims U.S. operating secret (tags)
Seymour Hersh created a stir last month when he said the Bush administration ran an executive assassination ring that reported directly to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Coup d'etat at WBAI radio (tags)
Interim Executive Director of Pacifica changes locks at WBAI transmitter, coming to take over. Without any notice to WBAI manager Toney Riddle, nor to the governing board of the Pacifica Foundation, the interim executive director, Grace Aaron of Los Angeles, has conspired with some of her appointees to take control of WBAI in an undemocratic process.
What is Behind the AIG Scandal (tags)
The controversy surrounding the American International Group (AIG) is one for the ages, for it starkly reveals who is really running our economic system and to what end. In an effort to please two irreconcilable groups — the vast majority, average working Americans, versus the few financial elite — Obama has lately resembled a tightrope walker on a tattered rope. The AIG debate has now unsettled this delicate balance; no longer will it be so easy to give billions to Wall Street while fake rage is hurled against this same group. The jig is up.
Dodd and Geithner should resign (tags)
Obama Issues Pro-Labor Executive Orders (tags)
In what may be considered a gift to organized labor, President Obama issued a series of Executive Orders on Friday aimed at undoing Bush-era policies involving federal contractors. Issuing executive orders is a quick way to implement labor policy - and appease unions - without enduring the time and uncertainty inherent in the legislative process. Moreover, reversing the prior administration's executive orders has become a tradition whenever a new party takes over the White House.
Dan Husband appointed executive director at Imperial Convalescent Hospital (tags)
Dan Husband was recently appointed executive director at Imperial Convalescent Hospital, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility operated by Life Care Centers of America.
EPCC/CFAOC SUPPORTS UHW-WEST DEMANDS (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition of Filipino American organizations of California (CFAOC) wholeheartedly support the united voice of the rank and file workers of the United Health Care Workers -West-UHW who called for a ote for disaffiliation from SEIU International.
NEW FACLA BOARD ELECTS EXECUTIVE OFFICERS FOR 2009-11 (tags)
The new FACLA Board led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino Manuel of Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) met last Sunday, December 7 and elected a new set of executive officers. Elected executive officers were Rizalino Manule, President: Adolfio Aguayon -1st Vice Pesident; Terry Herrera as 2nd Vice President; Gloria Resureccion as 3rd Vice President; Darlene Salvador as Secretary; Cris Florendo as Treasurer and Romy Jaravate as Auditor.
Join California Safe Schools at the 2008 Environmental Youth Conference (tags)
Meet Robina Suwol, Founder & Executive Director of California Safe Schools & Test Toys for lead, courtesy of the California Department of Toxic Substances!
Arroz con Pollo Opens In LA (tags)
Arroz con Pollo is a play about climbing the corporate ladder and working people. "Add a pinch of corporate greed, with a dash of unrelenting ambition, and you have a recipe for a disaster affecting the lives of hundreds."
JFAV SUPPORTS UHW (tags)
More than 300 UHW workers and allies rallied and picketted the SEIU International mock elections at the Radisson LAX Hotel last night Dec. 11 in Los Angeles. World War II veterans and leaders from JFAV and other community advocates from the Filipino American community joined the UHW rally. UHW president Sal Roselli reported that the UHW submitted more than 80,000 signatures to protest the mock elections. He said less than 10% voted. More than 40,000 protest signatures was earlier submitted to SEIU International against the elections.
NEW FACLA BOAD ELECTS OFFICERS DEC. 7 (tags)
The Coalition for A Better Community (CBC) led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino Manuel of Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) board of directors met last Sunday, December 7 and elected a new set of executive officers. Elected executive officers were Rizalino Manule, President: Adolfio Aguayon -1st Vice Pesident; Terry Herrera as 2nd Vice President; Gloria Resureccion as 3rd Vice President; Darlene Salvador as Secretary; Cris Florendo as Treasurer and Romy Jaravate as Auditor.
NEWLY ELECTED FACLA BOARDS ELECTS OFFICERS DEC.7 (tags)
The Coalition for A Better Community (CBC) 15-person slate led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino Manuel that swept the Nov 16-18, 2008 Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) board of directors elections for the year 2009-2001 will meet on December 7th to elects its executive officers.
Muslim Americans Condemns Mumbai Attacks (tags)
Muslim Americans condemned recent Mumbai attacks. Two of the Muslim National organizations released Press Releases to condemn the recent terrorist attacks in various locations in the commercial city, Mumbai, India.
Progressive agenda for Obama, by Amiri Baraka (tags)
The following are a few exploratory planks of a document that shd be added to by the willing and serve as a basis for a mass supported document to present to Obama.
KPFK's hub called Pacifica is eliminating selected staff...why ? (tags)
Pacifica is KPFK's coordinating central source, and it's recent Executive Director has ALSO been eliminated....what is going on ??? Who decides who stays and who goes? Who is benefitting from these firings? And why does KPFK keep silent about it ?
Requiao and director of HSBC in Dubai offer more partnerships with Parana State (tags)
The whole Middle East is a great demand for basic infrastructure, real estate investments, sources of clean and renewable energy and food. It was a fruitful meeting, Dubai and Parana have in common the strong presence of HSBC, where the bank maintained their regional headquarters
Trail of Responsibility for KPFA Beating Incident Leads to KPFK Gang of Three (tags)
Controversial KPFK talk show host Lila Garrett called the Pacifica National Director involved in the beating incident, "a really good executive director of Pacifica."
EPCC SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS PROTESTS (tags)
“NO TO PAY CUTS! “We work, we sweat, we won’t pay your debts!” The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC ) and the Justice for Filipino veterans (JFAV) through its Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia, vehemently condemns California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing an executive order forcing up to 200,000 permanent state workers to start receiving the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour The EPCC further scores the governor’s executive order that also includes a hiring freeze, no overtime pay and the releasing of contract consultants. (San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 1) . Additionally, the order will lay off 10,300 contract and part-time workers.
Hello, 911? - I'd Like to Report a Crime (tags)
[This article needs more exposure, as some things do nor just need to be re-read again, but remembered everywhere, so pass it on if you like it too.] What's it take to get a guy impeached these days?
Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, part 2 (tags)
Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, Part 2 (27:55)
Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, part 1 (tags)
Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, Part 1 (27:05)
Open Letter to SEIU Members and Leaders on Violence at Labor Notes Conference (tags)
As SEIU members who attended the Labor Notes conference held on April 11-13, 2008 in Dearborn, Michigan, we denounce the attempts by SEIU International to violently disrupt a fundraising banquet on Saturday, April 12 attended by nearly one thousand labor activists from around the world who gathered to discuss ways to rebuild labor’s power.
Big business hits Philippine SC ruling (tags)
The influential Makati Business Club (MBC) on Thursday said the Supreme Court decision on executive privilege did not conform to the “progressive standards of transparency” and restricted the ability of the legislature to check presidential abuse. In a statement, the MBC said it was “very concerned” about the tribunal’s ruling on the petition of then Director General Romulo Neri of the National Economic and Development Authority to stop the Senate from questioning him further on the $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal with China’s ZTE Corp. “Their decision gives greater value to executive privilege than to the public’s right to know, which is not in keeping with progressive standards of transparency. It also has the effect of restricting the ability of the legislature to act as a countervailing force against executive abuse,” the MBC said.
Free the Cuba Five Billboard in LA Unveiled, February 1, 2008 (tags)
The Free The Cuban Five Billboard along the busy Hollywood Blvd. and Bronson St. was unveiled with a press conference attended by scores of solidarity activists last February 1, 2008. Speakers at the press conference includes Jim Lafferty, Executive Director of the National Lawyers League-Los Angeles Chapter; Blasé Bonpane, Executive Director, Office of the Americas; Gloria La Riva, National Coordinator of Free the Cuba Five; Sheila Esguerra of ANSWER –LA and Arturo P.Garcia of the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP). Ian Thompson of ANSWER-LA acted as the emcee. For more information about the Free the Cuban Five see www.freethefive.org
PHILIPPINES: Estrada's pardon honor among thieves (tags)
AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) condemned the granting of executive clemency for former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), saying that it reflects not national unity but honor among thieves.
America and Venezuela - Constitutional Worlds Apart (tags)
Real democracy in Venezuela compared to the fake kind here.
Reviewing Ferdinand Lundberg's "Cracks in the Constitution" (tags)
Revealing the truth about the US Constitution and its framers.
A Dawning Dictatorship? (911-2B & NSPD-51) (tags)
Captain Eric H. May posts an update to his breaking story on the 911-2B Scenario.
Bush Hiding Secrets of "Dictator Act" from HomeSecCom Chairman (tags)
Captain Eric May, the Internet intelligence writer, updates his investigation into a possible summer false flag and dictatorship by Bush.
Bishops: 'Power politics' behind Jalosjos commutation (tags)
Despite Malacañang’s repeated denials, Catholic bishops suspect politics was behind President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s decision to commute the sentence of convicted rapist and former Zamboanga del Norte congressman Romeo Jalosjos. Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (ECPPC) executive director Rodolfo Diamante said the act also shows the “bias" of the administration towards known political allies. “Obviously it’s political because how come Jalosjos was given that privilege and denied the others who are more deserving," Diamante said in a statement posted on the CBCP website (www.cbcponline.net).
Wolfowitz to resign from World Bank (tags)
"Embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has caved in to overwhelming pressure, and is set to resign. Sources close to the Bank say Bush administration officials and executive directors of the World Bank are now finalising the terms of his departure."
MIWON still covering for LAPD mayday attack (tags)
MIWON march 'leaders' still backing lapd statements blaming activists for the designed police assault.
Abdullah to meet AIPAC executive committee (tags)
He may as well deal with the master if he wants to get anywhere.
* Philippine Government Apathetic Toward Human Rights Abuses * (tags)
UNITED Nations special rapporteur Philip Alston gave an oral report to the UN Human Rights Council yesterday of the preliminary findings and recommendations in connection with his 10-day visit to the country in February to investigate extrajudicial killings. In his report, Alston criticized key government agencies, particularly the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, the Ombudsman, the Department of Justice, and Malacañang for shirking their responsibilities in upholding human rights in the Philippines.
BTL:Democrats' First 100-Hour Agenda Doesn't Address America's... (tags)
...Racial, Economic Divide~Interview with Emma Dixon, executive director of the Creation of Wealth Project, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
RP wants US help in routing communists (tags)
The Philippine government will welcome US counterinsurgency assistance against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA), Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said on Thursday. Ermita hinted at growing US involvement in the Philippines’ internal security affairs while discussing the coming joint Balikatan war games in Jolo. Interviewed after his sendoff of President Arroyo, who left Thursday morning for Davos, Switzerland, Ermita said the Chief Executive is glad that both counterterrorism and counterinsurgency campaigns are “moving forward, very smoothly.”
President Authorized Abu Ghraib Torture, FBI Email Says (tags)
Among a new batch of documents rights groups have forced the gov't to release, a Bureau communication refers to a presidential Executive Order endorsing some forms of torture witnessed at Iraq prison.
Oppose and repeal The Military Commissions Act of 2006 (tags)
Now is the time to repeal the Military Commissions Act
PHILIPPINES: Junk the Toxic Deal with Japan! Junk JPEPA! (tags)
With the battle shifting to the Upper House, AKBAYAN Partylist today trooped to the Senate to call for the junking of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). “Japan may have done it once, but we will not allow the dumping of toxic wastes in the country again”, the group said referring to the 1999 incident, when 122 containers declared as “recyclable paper” (which turned out to be clinical wastes) arrived at the Port of Manila.
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders (tags)
There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty
ON THE DOINGS OF IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT (tags)
SEPARATION OF POWERS? CHECKS AND BALANCES?
BTL:Librarians Who Challenged Patriot Act Win Right To Speak Out (tags)
Interview with George Christian, executive director of the Library Connection in Windsor, Conn. conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
FBI stages unprecedented raid on congressman’s office (tags)
The FBI conducted a search of the office of Louisiana Representative William Jefferson over the weekend in what is the first such intrusion by an agency of the executive branch into the office of a sitting congressman in US history. In a press conference on Monday, Jefferson, a Democrat, denounced the raid as an “outrageous intrusion into the separation of powers.” The raid on Jefferson’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building on Saturday night was a politically motivated breach of constitutional boundaries aimed at asserting the power of the executive branch over the legislative. It is yet another political marker in the government’s moves towards dictatorial forms of rule.
Populist #27 (tags)
Power of the Executive Branch
Populist #25 (tags)
Limiting Presidential War Powers
Populist #23 (tags)
The Executive and War Powers, continued
Populist #23 (tags)
On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers, continued
Populist #21 (tags)
On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers
My Preciousssssss executive power (tags)
My Preciousssssss executive power
Populist #21 (tags)
On the Executive Branch
Got Brains? (tags)
An Update on the Rapture
Last throes for NeoCon deadenders? (tags)
With increasing shrillness & desperation, the Bushed Regime is pushing for more dictatorial powers for POTUS(Prez of the U.S.) Could it be that, despite their majorities in both houses in Congress and a fundamentalist death grip on the 'Supine' Court, the GOP NeoCon cabal still fears losing control of its rightwing march toward A New American Reich?
New Jersey Senate Passes Death Penalty Moratorium (tags)
New Jersey would become the first state in the 'modern era' to enact a moratorium law. (Two other states – Illinois and Maryland – enacted moratoriums as a result of executive orders).
Populist #14 (tags)
Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued
Bill Bennett - Abort Black babies -- Boycotting NAPA and Pier 1 (tags)
Bill Bennett said that crime would go down if Black babies were aborted. This statement was made on Bennett's radio show. We are calling for a boycott of the sponsors of that show ... NAPA Auto Parts, and Pier 1.
Civil rights, Latino groups charge Gonzales unfit for office (tags)
Torture role condemned, ‘No’ vote urged
Eco-Village Speaker at First Unitarian Church (tags)
Lois Arkin, resident of LA’s Eco-Village and Executive Director of CRSP (Cooperative Resources and Services Project), will speak on the subject of Deep and Rapid Change on January 23 at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service of the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, 2936 West 8th Street. Free. (213) 389-1356.
President Bush signed order to allow torture, says ACLU (tags)
News release and documents made public today by the ACLU points a finger at the President. The information releases indicates President Bush signed an executive order permitting inhumane interrogation methods against detainees in Iraq.
Why is gov’t spying on us? (tags)
Peace, religious groups protest infiltration
California RNs to Picket Gov. Schwarzenegger at 'Women's Conference' (tags)
Registered nurses and other caregivers represented by the California Nurses Association and SEIU Locals 660 and 121 RN from dozens of hospitals across Southern California will rally against Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger outside his Women's Conference this Tuesday, to protest his attempt to erode a state law that ensures safety protections for hospital patients.
Building Bridges Radio - The Other Iraq and Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor? (tags)
Building Bridges presents this 29 minute radio show. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
the Philadelphia wireless example (tags)
Imagine having comparable capabilities of local, long distance, and cellular telephone service, cable TV, and broadband Internet access for a zero/month fee when many people currently spend a combined amount of $100/month, or more, for those services.
FEMA camps for enemies of the state (tags)
This is where they plan to store people for liquidation if they don't go along with the program, the only way to dislodge them from power is using their own tactics, otherwise this will be the fate many will endure...
JOIN CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS IN CARSON! (tags)
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FORUM
Experts see no law barring Rice testimony (tags)
There are several instances in which sitting national security advisers or White House aides testified before legislative bodies. Among them: Zbigniew Brzezinski and Sandy Berger
Corporation as Psychopath (tags)
Management guru, Peter Drucker: "If you find an executive who wants to take on social responsibilities, fire him. Fast." chair of the libertarian Cato Institute, William Niskanen: says that he would not invest in a company that pioneered in corporate responsibility.
Rank-and-file Movement Wins Election in SEIU Local 36, Incumbents Refuse to Relinquish Pow (tags)
On December 13, members of Local 36 of the 1.6 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), one of the largest in the AFL-CIO and originator of the national "Justice for Janitors" campaign, elected a new president, secretary-treasurer and 23 Executive Board members. This came in the 18th month of a national SEIU trusteeship over Local 36, which represents over 4,300 janitors, building maintenance workers, technicians and professionals in Philadelphia and its suburbs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Your Vote Means Nothing (tags)
The 2004 Election Dog And Pony Show, Your Vote Means Nothing
An Executive Dictatorship? (tags)
The United States Is An Executive Dictatorship.
Who's Who On The 911 "Independent" Commission ( Part 1 Of 2) (tags)
A factual description of the 911 Commission's unholy host of ties to Osama Bin-LAden, Saudi Oil, Bush Administration, CIA, and those accused of the attacks.
BTL:Supreme Court Upholds Campaign Finance Soft Money Ban... (tags)
...Clean election advocates seek more comprehensive reforms. Interview with Nick Nyhart, executive director of Public Campaign, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
President Kennedy the Fed and executive order 11110 (tags)
How America has slowly been enslaved by banksters, worthless paper they designed and printed, and a fraud so bold none would suspect it!
Oil Companies Protected from Investigation (tags)
Bush Orders Oil Companies Protected From Investigation! A Licence To Loot
Protecting U.S. Oil Interests in Iraq. (tags)
In the short term, through the Development Fund and the Export-Import Bank programs, the Iraqi peoples’ oil will finance U.S. corporate entrees into Iraq. In the long term, Executive Order 13303 protects anything those corporations do.
The Truth about FEMA and the Future of America (tags)
This information can be backed up by the American Justice Federation
Executive Orders and Oil Profits (tags)
Another nail in the coffin of the ludicrous theory that the US invasion of Iraq had anything to do with weapons of mass destruction or "liberating" the Iraqi people.
Bush Order Makes Corporate Anarchy Viable In Iraq (tags)
AN EXECUTIVE ORDER can be a surreptitious way of making policy. It often makes an end-run around Congress and frequently escapes the media's attention as well. It is, in short, a way of making policy by fiat. Now, a potentially explosive executive order has just been discovered by SEEN, the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network. Signed on May 22, it appears to give U.S. oil companies in Iraq blanket immunity from lawsuits and criminal prosecution.
A5: Rank and File to Challenge AFL-CIO Executive Committee in Chicago (tags)
Chicago – When the AFL-CIO Executive Committee meets at the Drake Hotel beginning on August 5, a group of rank-and-file union members will attempt to address the gathered labor leaders. The union members bring a list of questions and grievances that may cause the assembled union presidents considerable embarrassment.
Bush Energy Task Force Exposed (tags)
Alleged task force member includes: Thomas Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute president; Marc Racicot, current Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman; Haley Barbour, former RNC chairman; and Ken Lay, former Enron chairman.
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders (tags)
Read it and weep.
BTL: Critics Say Bush AIDS Treatment Plan Flawed in Confronting Global Epidemic (tags)
Interview with Salih Booker, executive director of Africa Action, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
BTL:Lawsuit Charges Coca-Cola with Complicity in Attacks on... (tags)
...Colombian Union Activists Interview. with Terry Collingsworth, executive director of the International Labor Rights Fund, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
'Hitler' Exec Producer Fired Over Remarks (tags)
This one is for all you pointy headed Brown Shirt Shills - Let's see - I see Psymon, I see frescass, I see caveman, I see ....
The Handmaid's Tale Proceeding on Schedule! (tags)
My fellow Canadian, Margaret Atwood, could not have predicted what we're now going through more accurately.
The Bush Outrage(s) of the Month list (tags)
(see related story below) As part of its campaign to put a four-year limit on George W. Bush’s tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the AFL-CIO has drawn up what might be called the “Outrage of the Month” list of attacks against working people by the Bush administration since taking office in January 2001.
Surviving Martial Law (tags)
The following guide will help you plan, prepare, and get ready in the event that martial law threatens you safety and well being. It is divided into two parts. The first part describes the framework for martial law and the second part the actions to take in preparing or the actual declaration of martial law.
HR MANAGERS USE COMPUTER FORENSICS (tags)
Los Angeles based, Computer Forensics International exposes weak links to help businesses stay in business.
The United States of America Has Gone Mad (tags)
America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.
Topanga Peace Alliance Meets with Representative Henry Waxman’s Office (tags)
January 29, ‘03 LOS ANGELES CA --- TPA members presented a position letter calling for the repeal of H. J. RES.114 (backed by petition) to congressman Waxman’s spokesperson. Waxman, who represents Topanga in the 30th Congressional District has been criticized for ignoring the interests of his constituents by voting for resolution H. J. 114. A copy of the TPA’s letter is attached.
Write to a hatemonger (by Latuff) (tags)
Well, well...Just another hate email from an advocate for Israeli war crimes. This time, Keith Daves, CEO of Top Executive Greeting Cards.
Why the Fed Murdered JFK (tags)
JFK's efforts to prevent "Pax Americana" and Executive Order 11110 would have severely cut into the profits and control of the banking establishment....
Who Owns US? (tags)
Who "owns U.S."? Is the "U.S. government" a private corporation? If so, why protest individual sub-corporations rather than taking lawful action against the biggest coup d'etat in history?
NICKEL AND DIMED at the Mark Taper Forum (tags)
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Lawyers Ask: Are we living in a police state yet? (tags)
Reviews history and the current degree to which America has become a police state. This is a TUC Radio production and the links to the program are found herein.
The Rule of Law In the Wake of Clinton. (tags)
From the book "The Rule of Law in the Wake of Clinton"
AI Police Brutality Online Event (tags)
POLICE BRUTALITY ONLINE EVENT July 22 - 26, 2002 Listen to live panels online as they discuss the impact of police brutality on minorities in the U.S., take action against international police brutality, and test your knowledge of the issues during this week long event.
Enemy of the State (tags)
The time has come to learn the truth about how you have been insidiously enslaved to a greedy few scumbags.
We won't deny our consciences - A MUST READ and ACT (tags)
American citizen war resistance speeds - PeaceMakers, sign your Petition Please!
Enron Officials Snub Congress (tags)
Enron Corp., whose stunning collapse is being investigated by federal regulators and Congress, is declining to send any officials to a hearing Wednesday by two House panels.
NEW PACIFICA BOARD CHAIR FIRES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AGREES TO COURT-SUPERVISED MEDIATION (tags)
Bob Farrel cans Bessie Wash
Hundreds Protest At Westwood Federal Building Despite Gov't Order (tags)
"The President says this is not a war against the people of Afghanistan, but it is unimaginable that the attacks we've launched won't result in possibly thousands of innocent deaths among the Afghan people. Our protest today is a fervent plea and demand that not a single innocent life be lost in this widening violence that will probably result in a war of escalating violence around the world." -- Don White, of CISPES.
Westwood Protests Continuing Update (tags)
An ongoing log of information from the anti-war demonstration at the Westwood Federal building.
The Weekly Freak Show: 9/29/01 (tags)
We examine the threat to out civil liberties in the wake of the tragedy on Sept. 11; with C. Clark Kissinger of Refuse and Resist, of the NLG, and Ann Fagan Ginger, executive director of the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute in Berkeley. Plus,John Anderson about the current state of pirate radio in the US. 64 kbps 59:58
REDECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (tags)
The Citizens Executive Administration (CEA-USA) is considering revoking the corporate charter of the Federal Reserve Corporation and eliminating US participation with the World Bank and IMF. As described in my first national address (not reported by AOL Time Warner Corp, et al) I've declared the following Executive Orders:
COUPWATCH: OMB Watch on Faith-based initiatives (tags)
Under "charitable choice" there can be a merging of services and religious message even as federal funding is not used to pay for the non-secular message. The wall of separation is diminished. The irony is that one week ago President Bush, through executive memo, created an unusual wall of separation. He prohibited the use of government funds for international groups that use their own money to advocate for pro-choice or provide counseling on such issues. It seems political message may be more important that consistency.
Democratic Party of CA Passed Resolution for Peltier Clemency (tags)
The Democratic Party of California passed a unanimous resolution in support of Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier (text below).
AFL-CIO Immigrant Workers meeting June 10, 2000 (tags)
Following the historic AFL-CIO policy shift on immigration, more than 10,000 immigrant workers, religious, community, and union leaders attended the union movement's regional forum on Saturday, June 10 at the Sports Arena in downtown Los Angeles.