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Mutu: rethinking our radical media (tags)

Link out to a story about radical media

Independent Media Crackdown and Global Social Movements (tags)

Current efforts by social media companies and Atlanticist think tanks to remove various alternative media pages are part of a coordinated corporate attempt to disrupt and destroy a "global intifada" of social movements, according to documents and data examined by this writer

Socialism in American English (tags)

The attacks of Republicans on the welfare system are driving the US population to the left. Proposals for a universal health care enjoy the support of around 70% of US citizens. Teacher strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Colorado demand a political change.

Stanford Student Threatens Violence (tags)

Hamzeh Daoud, a student at Stanford University threatened his fellow students with physical violence. The University has done nothing

Unity Archive Project (tags)

Link to an archive of Unity newspaper from the 1980s.

The challenges of building a united resistance in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)

Three decades after the People Power revolution ended the bloody regime of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, Asia’s oldest republic is at a crossroads. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines in June 2016, he has led an extrajudicial killing campaign that has taken over 12,000 lives. Officially cloaked as an anti-crime policy, his “war against drugs” has nevertheless failed to address the genuine roots of the country’s narcotics crisis. It has instead only worsened the situation by victimizing the urban poor at a staggering rate.

When Will the Me Too Movement Take on the New Age? (tags)

The New Age movement are some of the most prominent unrepentant abusers of women. Why has the Me Too movement not gone after them? Their pseudo feminism.

BDS Palestine Movement (tags)

Sucesses of the 2017 BDS Plaestine Movement

Activists Opposing White Supremacy Rally Despite Cancellation (tags)

Saturday, September 9, 2017
UPLAND - As many as a hundred people joined today's "United4Love2" rally against white supremacy and more broadly, the Trump administration's policies. The diverse crowd heard speeches, poems, and musical performances for several hours in Memorial Park.

Philippines: Unity Statement by February 25 Coalition (tags)

WE FOUGHT TO BE FREE. WE SAY NEVER AGAIN TO DICTATORSHIP!

Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority (tags)

The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only succeed in a social movement and cannot only be a matter of a government or of the parties.

released : Beyond the red lines – system change not climate change (film) (tags)

The new film "beyond the red lines – system change not climate change" about the climate justice movement is now available at http://beyondtheredlines.org From the lignite mines in the Rhineland to the port of Amsterdam or the streets of Paris during the World Climate Summit, the struggles for climate justice are fought at more and more fronts. Beyond the red lines is the story of a growing movement that says „Enough! Here and no further!” and commits civil disobedience taking the transition towards a climate just society into its own hands.

Philippines: 100 Days of the Duterte Presidency (tags)

This article has been presented and discussed by the leadership and organizers of the Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses - PLM) to mark the coming 100-day anniversary of the Duterte administration. It is a contribution to the discussion among the Left and progressive forces on how to view this administration and the tasks ahead.

The momentum story: How the Bernie Sanders crowd can still win (tags)

The media and the political class have called it — Bernie Sanders has lost the Democratic Presidential nomination. They are flat wrong, and not for the first time.

Walden Bello: Sanders as US President good for US, Philippines, and Asia (tags)

MANILA - “Bernie Sanders would be good not only for the United States but for the Philippines and Asia,” Walden Bello told the US media after he chatted briefly with the candidate for Democratic Party presidential nomination in Waterloo, Iowa on Sunday, 13 December 2015.

Advancing BDS in the churches (tags)

A short primer on advancing Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions in the church

NYC SJP questions the BDS Movem,ent (tags)

Many divestment campaigns have passed through student referendums and student government resolutions, but all but a few have been purely symbolic. No actual divestment, and no real boycotts against israeli universities have been established...

Former Israeli Prime Minister's Critique of Settlements (tags)

Israel

Living and Working Differently and Self-Optimization (tags)

How did neoliberal policy gain a mass influence? To neoliberalism, we must soon oppose a great alternative narrative of freedom, democracy and solidarity before the social dislocations neutralize the positive resources amid a collapsing world climate.

The rapid success of Fight for $15 (tags)

700 free movies, 700 free E-books and 450 free audio books are ours on www.openculture.com. How can you be "hard-nosed" when you have 700 free movies?

Cleveland Police Attack Black Activists (tags)

police state

Tribute to Comrade Leoncio Pitao (Commander Parago) (tags)

I join the Filipino people, the people’s revolutionary government, the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People’s Army, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the revolutionary mass organizations and other revolutionary forces in mourning the death of Comrade Leoncio Pitao (Commander Parago) and in celebrating his achievements from the time he joined the NPA in 1978 until his martyrdom yesterday on June 28, 2015.

Israel Falsely Claims Hamas Supports ISIS in Sinai (tags)

Israel

The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change (tags)

Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.

Some Good News from Palestine (tags)

Israel

Socialist Animalism (tags)

Free collection of articles.

Unconditional Basic Income and Solidarity Economies (tags)

Without the social contract, we become wolves to one another. Basic economic, social and cultural human rights include the right to participate. Everyone should share in the wealth and prosperity brought by automation, labor-saving technology and higher productivity.

Organized labor unites in opposition to BDS (tags)

California Teamsters Issue scathing letter in opposition to BDS

FREE Silver Lake Consensus, Collaboration & Conflict Resolution Workshop w/STARHAWK (tags)

FREE Thurs Dec 4 6:30-8:30PM Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral 650 Micheltorena Silver Lake http://silverlakenc.org/2014/11/28/joint-exec-comm-gov-brd-meeting-non-mandatory-open-to-all/ RSVP to FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/287837101426124/ How do we build consensus with others? How can we work more constructively in groups? Join us for a Consensus, Collaboration, and Conflict Resolution training in Silver Lake with the author of the Empowerment Manual — global activist, internationally acclaimed author, and world-renowned animist Starhawk (www.starhawk.org)

Labor Solidarity Demands a “No” Vote on Israel Boycott (tags)

The AAF currently consists of over 120 liberal and progressive scholars, affiliated with The Third Narrative, who are dedicated to combating academic boycotts and blacklists, defending freedom of expression and promoting empathy and civility in the debate over Israelis and Palestinians.

Climate Change and the Great Inaction, 20pp (tags)

More information at www.climateandcapitalism.com, www.commondreams.org, www.onthecommons.org, www.therealnews.com, www.truth-out.org, www.submedia.tv, www.citizen.org and www.worklessparty.org

Chinese Spring? Hong Kong rebels (tags)

Thousands take to the streets in Hong Kong demanding equality and freedom

Boycott Israel: Now More Than Ever (tags)

anti-war

Christian Zionism: The Heresy that Undermines Middle East Peace (tags)

One of the major obstacles to peace between Palestinians and Israelis is the dogma of Christian Zionism. The current leader of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is Rev. John Hagee of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, TX. Followers of Hagee and CUFI are strong supporters of the military-industrial complex that profits from perpetual warfare. When any peace process between Palestine and Israel is possible, it is Hagee and his followers that are first to oppose and derail potentials for peace. The CUFI supporters reside farthest from the conflict that claims lives on both sides yet are always clamoring for more attacks on Palestinian people, knowing the bloodshed will continue in endless cycles of retaliation.

Video: Moral Mondays Are Back in Business (tags)

The first Moral Monday since court struck down the North Carolina General Assembly's new rules — interpreted by many as measures designed to silence the Moral Monday Forward Together movement — singing, praying, chanting, and civil disobedience arrests looked a lot like what we saw from Moral Monday in 2013.

Struggle for National Democracy (tags)

This book by Jose Maria Sison is a historical record of the legal struggle for national liberation and democracy against U.S. imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the 60s and early 70s. It was the principal legal study material in discussion groups and schools of national democracy which educated the youth cadres and militants from 1967 through the First Quarter Storm of 1970 to the declaration of martial law in 1972.

Philippine agrarian reform: Powerful law, ineffectual bureaucracy (tags)

When the original CARP program that was passed under President Corazon Aquino was in danger of unraveling, the peasant movement came together and pushed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms, or CARPER, through Congress in 2009.

A Tribute to Filipino Labor Leader Romy Castillo (tags)

Who was labor leader Romy Castillo to this young activist?

Summer 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Summer Report: People Rise to Fight Against Mass Detention & Deportations In This Issue: 1) Why Immigrant Detainees Are Turning to Civil Disobedience 2) President Obama's Backhanded Maneuver Targets Anti-Deportation Movement 3) Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in CA 4) TFWP Moratorium: Mass deportation, racism Canadian-style 5) Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

NEW REPORT EXPOSES GOVERNMENT SPY NETWORK USED AGAINST OCCUPY MOVEMENT (tags)

A recent report released detailed a government spy network that was employed to monitor the Occupy movement “hour-to-hour” during 2011.

Global Jubilee Movement Meets Pope Francis (tags)

Pope Francis welcomed members of the global Jubilee movement to the Vatican on Wednesday as they were received for high level meetings with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. The Catholic Church, various Christian Churches, Jewish groups and trade unions founded the global Jubilee campaign that successfully cancelled more than 130 billion dollars in sovereign debt and has won tax policies to benefit people living in the poorest countries of the world.

Latina organizers call for a radical path for the immigrant rights movement (tags)

Yolanda Alaniz and Christina Lopez will explore the question "Which Way Forward for Immigrants?" at a panel discussion on Saturday, May 24.

No to US Militarism in the Philippines and Asia-Pacific! (tags)

“To achieve enduring peace in the region, Asia must be de-militarized; its maritime waters assigned mainly for commerce; and its disputed territories declared as regional commons and war-free zones.”

Major BDS Donor Owned Shares of Caterpillar While Campaigning for Divestment (tags)

Medea Benjamin of Code Pink / Global Exchange profited from $120,000 in Caterpillar investments, while campaigning for BDS

On National Democracy (tags)

The concept of National Democracy aims to overthrow feudalism and achieve independence from colonialism.

The US Occupy Movement - Since the Eviction from the Squares (tags)

Robert Ogman studied social theory at The New School in New York and was active in the alterglobalisation movement. Following the evictions of the Occupy encampments in late 2011, he met with and interviewed participants. Today he lives in Berlin.

Gerrard Winstanley Memes (tags)

Gerrard Winstanley was a 17th century anarchist religious leader who started the Diggers, a movement to work common lands for sustenance.

Divestment defeated at UC Riverside (tags)

Riverside defeats divestment. UCLA and SDSU are next

Philippines: 'Forward, Bayanihang Sosyalismo!' Popularising a socialism 'with local colour (tags)

The following is the English-language translation of a document on bayanihan socialism that was presented at the convention of the Philippines socialist party Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Labouring Masses, PLM) in December, 2013.

Capitalism as a Secularized Religion (tags)

It is never too early or too late to challenge the dominant narrative. Capitalism is a fetish social formation, a demolishing of being not a reform of being. Capitalism may be the first case of an indebted cult, not an atoning cult, possibly the most bloodthirsty cult of humanity's history.

The revolte 2013 in brazil, repression and the struggle for an ongoing movement (tags)

Grown on the increasing social unjustice in the brazilian society, this june and july saw brazilians strongest and most ongoing spontaneous uprising and grassroot-movement in history against the current structures and conditions. One of the promoters for the growing of the protests was thereby the violent police forces, that showed even to middle-class protesting people, how the state protects against changes.

15 Wins for the Progressive Movement in 2013 (tags)

Partial victories are important since they can be strengthened. Problems don't disappear when they are ignored. We are called to be active subjects. As prejudice can be overcome as a stepping stone to the event of understanding, ignorance and poverty can be overcome.

Tribute for Nelson Mandela (tags)

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013, Mabuhay!

The Time Has Come For $15 Minimum Wage (tags)

In one of comedian Chris Rock’s routines, he observes: “You know what that means when someone pays you a minimum wage? You know what your boss is trying to say? ‘Hey, if I could pay you less, I would, but it’s against the law.’”

Facing Urban Shield: A Jump the Shark moment for Bay Area anti-Israel groups? (tags)

Why are anti-Israel groups protesting an emergency training seminar?

Protest and March Against Columbus and White Supremacy! (tags)

Join us for our Anti-Columbus and Anti-White Supremacy protest, Saturday, October 12,2013 @11am, Placita Olvera st. 12pm March to Los Angeles Cathedral 1pm march back to Placita Olvera! 1-2pm Protest and Rally on Lawn of Placita Olvera. Signs will be provided by Mexica Movement. Bring water and sunscreen. Arrive early for parking and do your best to carpool! ***This will be a PEACEFUL protest. No bs tolerated. BOYCOTT THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM! We are not Latinos! We are not Hispanics! This planned museum completely destroys our Indigenous identity and erases our presence. It is a complete act of genocide. Read the report for yourself and see the obvious cover-up. We are not Latinos! We are not Hispanics!

Decriminalizing Bashar al Assad: Towards a more effective anti-war movement (tags)

Building a phoney case for imperialist regime change is, of course, not unusual. What is really curious is that the leadership of the anti-war movement in the west – the people whose clear responsibility is to build the widest possible opposition to war on Syria – has been actively participating in the propaganda and demonisation campaign. Whilst opposing direct military strikes, they have nonetheless given consistent support to the regime change operation that such strikes are meant to consummate.

Does Occupy Wall Street have a future? (tags)

Violent repression of Occupy soon after its exhilarating birth is a significant factor in its dwindling, but its structure and refusal to articulate demands should also be examined.

Whither Occupy Wall Street? (tags)

class war

At the AFL-CIO Convention, Leaders Ask: What Direction for Labor? (tags)

The acknowledgment of Labor’s existential crisis and the recognition that something must be done to resolve it is the key issue at the AFL-CIO’s four-day quadrennial convention in Los Angeles. The urgency of the situation has compelled Labor’s top officials to experiment in a search for solutions.

The Egyptian Revolution’s Next Barrier (tags)

When the Egyptian army first began its offensive against the Muslim Brotherhood, many speculated that such an assault would likely be extended to the same revolutionaries who demanded — in massive demonstrations — that President Morsi be evicted from office.

What Can We Learn from 25 Years of Jobs with Justice? (tags)

It’s no secret that the last 30 years have seen a brutal corporate assault on U.S. workers. Incomes and union membership rates have plummeted, unemployment is soaring, and the two corporate parties have joined forces to go after our previously untouchable historic gains.

"Food Sovereignty is Central in Our Struggle for Social Justice" (tags)

"A Comprehensive Agrarian Reform also includes a massive distribution of land ... Land is not a commodity. Existing laws and regulations need to be reinforced, while new ones are needed to protect against speculation and land grabbing. "

The AFL-CIO’s New Strategy: Inspiration or Hype? (tags)

After years of embarrassing denial, the AFL-CIO recently took its first baby step in addressing the crisis that has engulfed organized labor: it recognized there was a problem. In the run up to its national convention in early September in Los Angles, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently admitted that “what we’ve been doing isn’t working,” and consequently announced a new strategy that was, supposedly, a revolutionary break from the previously-failed strategy of organized labor.

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.

The August 24 March on Washington: Why We Need a New Civil Rights and Labor Movement (tags)

It could have been left as a relatively small event that would make little impact, but plans for the 50th anniversary of 1963′s March on Washington appear to have taken another course.

Jewish Voice for Peace is anti-Peace and anti-israel (tags)

JVP claims to be a Jewish movement that values peace but instead promotes the BDS Movement, supports the "Palestinian right of return," and works to undermine true peace and security for Israel.

Why No Revolution Exists in Syria (tags)

The era of Arab Spring euphoria is long ended, having devolved into doubt, confusion or wholesale rejection. Libya and Syria put an abrupt end to the Arab Spring celebrations, with the current situation in Egypt adding to the frustration.

Zimmerman’s Acquittal and the Call for a New Civil Rights Movement (tags)

George Zimmerman has been found innocent of both second-degree murder and manslaughter for the killing of Trayvon Martin. In spite of Zimmerman’s history as a neighborhood watchman employing racial profiling; in spite of the fact that he was armed with a gun and Trayvon was not; in spite of the fact that he stalked Trayvon in a way that anyone would find threatening; in spite of his recorded menacing comments about “f…king punks,” that “these assholes always get away”; and in spite of his defiance of a 911 operator who told him he did not need to follow Trayvon, Zimmerman is free.

Exposing jewish voice for Peace (tags)

Important new report from NGO Monitor, on Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) , which views itself as the “Jewish wing” of the Palestinian solidarity movement. From NGO Monitor: Though JVP regards the organized Jewish community as its “enemy” and “opponent,” it nonetheless demands a seat at the communal table. The strategy, as stated by JVP’s executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson, is to create “a wedge” within the American Jewish community to generate the impression of polarization over Israel. The tactic is to dilute support for Israel in the Jewish community, toward the goal of reducing or eliminating the United States government’s economic, military, and political support for Israel.

Korean War Anniversary ignites Youth Protest in Hollywood (tags)

Youth organizations from Los Angeles and Orange County are participating in the World Peace Youth Walk in Hollywood. The march is hosted by the International Peace Youth Group for World Peace and Restoration, Los Angeles branch and is a part of a global movement of peace rallies held around the world today by over 120 youth organizations. The start of the movement began on May 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea which gathered over 27,000 youth to rally for peace and hear the Declaration of Peace.

Fighting for their lives: Queer and transgender resistance in Honduras (tags)

Learn about LGBTTI movement organizing in Honduras and what you can do to help.

Los Angeles City Council Rejects BDS (tags)

BDS shot down in Los Angeles

Civil disobedience outside of Obama fundraiser calls for "Not One More" deportation (tags)

Friday, June 7, 2013

SANTA MONICA - Hundreds gathered and 11 were arrested--many of them risking deportation--in an act of civil disobedience calling on President Obama to usher in the planned legalization of millions of undocumented immigrants by halting all deportations. Protesters gathered to decry other issues as well, including the imposition of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The day's events were marred, however, by a shooting spree that occurred just blocks from the protests that took the lives of five and injured several more.

Critical Analysis of the SF Bay Area Occupy Movement: 2011-2012 (tags)

"Revolution is the only form of warfare where a final victory must be preceded by a long series of defeats." Rosa Luxemburg

Fixing OccupyTogether (tags)

Each movement defines its own language, and OccupyTogether is no exception. The problem is, their definitions are more vague than the old definitions. Here are some suggestions.

Divestment Fails at UC Santa barbara (tags)

The anti-Israel Lobby pushes BDS at the University of California

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.

Venezuela's Maduro Inaugurated (tags)

Venezuela

Idle No More Returns to CNN (tags)

March 20 was a Day of Ceremony and Resurgence for Idle No More. In Los Angeles, a vigil was held for two hours in front of CNN. This was Idle No More's second visit to CNN within a week because of continued failure by the mainstream media to cover this world-wide movement.

AFL-CIO’s Own Oil Disaster (tags)

With less than transparency, the AFL-CIO just issued a statement endorsing “expanding the nation’s pipeline system.” Although it did not explicitly endorse the Keystone XL pipeline, the labor federation nevertheless managed to extend its blessing to the project while hiding behind vague generalities. However, the logic of its position is unambiguous: the federation is in favor of extending pipelines in general and without qualification; the Keystone XL is a pipeline. Therefore logic compels us to infer that the federation supports the extension of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Why Organized Labor Must Stand Against the Keystone XL Pipeline (tags)

Spurred by real urgency over the corporate driven ruin of the environment, a growing social movement is taking shape that will be on display this Sunday, February 17, when tens of thousands descend on the streets of Washington, D.C. in a show of power titled “Forward On Climate.”

U.S. Cannot Tell Iran to Abandon its Nuclear Program (tags)

Interview conducted by Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari with Mark Vorpahl

VIDEO: "Occupy Movement and Economic Inequality" (tags)

Supporters of the “Occupy Movement” talked about the state and future of the movement. The Occupy Movement began in 2011 as a protest movement against social and economic inequality. 

URGENT MESSAGE OF APPEAL FOR LYNNE STEWART, THE PEOPLE'S ATTORNEY (tags)

Update on Lynne Stewart

Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs (tags)

It has become an entrenched trend: corporations approach government officials and demand tax breaks, threatening to abandon the city, state or country if the politicians are not forthcoming.

Communique of the 4th Congress of the Movement for National Democracy - Philippines (tags)

The Kilusan sa Pambansang Demokrasya (Movement for National Democracy) successfully held its Fourth National Congress in the City of Baguio on November 28-30, 2012 with the theme: Assiduously conduct political and organizational consolidation! Expose and Oppose Imperialism and Neocolonialism! Persevere in the Fight for National Democracy.

Development of Maoist Theory and Practice in the Philippines (tags)

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was reestablished on the theoretical foundation of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought on 26 December 1968. Since 1995, it has officially used the term Maoism as synonym for Mao Zedong Thought. The adoption of the term is due to language alignment in relation to Marxism-Leninism rather than due to any change of meaning or line in relation to Mao Zedong Thought. Since 3 September 1993 in his message to the Symposium on Mao Zedong Thought in Manila, the founding chairman of the CPP has referred to adherents of Mao Zedong Thought as Maoists.

Obama vs. Romney (tags)

The strength of the democrats is the folly and mean-spiritedness of republicans. Programs to support the economy were rejected every time with the sole goal of bad economic data. Romney/Ryan rely on the short memory of voters who blame only Obama for the faltering economy Obstructionism should be the issue.

The Generational Contract is not the Problem (tags)

The battle is between poor and rich, not young against old. In Germany, the political reforms of the past twelve years r4elieved the wealthy and employers. The top tax rate and corporation taxes were lowered. Then the low-wage sector was developed.

BURN THE BALLOT 2012 (tags)

What are doing the day before the "election". On Monday, November 5th, members of the Burn the Ballot Caucus of Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), allied activists and disgruntled voters will burn presidential ballots to draw attention to the fact that there is no democracy in the US and to say we will not, once again, go quietly into the polls!

Free Gaza Movement dogged by anti-Semitism (tags)

Greta Berlin's outrageous anti-Semitism

Agitate for Change (tags)

agitate

Teacher X: Why I'm striking, JCB (tags)

I am willing to sacrifice an awful lot to protect the students I serve every day. I am not hurting our kids by striking, I’m striking to restore some semblance of reasonable care for students to this system.

11 years since 9/11 Inside Job (tags)

As we commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 Inside Job, the 9/11 Truth Movement is bigger and better than ever, with the movie of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, "9/11 Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out" shown on PBS and now going viral, so that the belief in science, which means knowledge, is affirmed in this society. Much work remains to be done.

U.S. Labor Movement Faces Choice of "Lesser Evils" in Coming Presidential Election (tags)

Interview with Steve Early, union organizer and author, conducted by Scott Harris

Fars News Agency Interviews Lendman (tags)

Iran

Labor Radicalism Alive & Well in U.S., Smith Says (tags)

Author and activist Sharon Smith came to San Diego to speak to Occupy San Diego's Labor Solidarity Committee, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) and other community members September 1, but it was her unannounced co-speaker -- a teachers' union activist from Chicago identified only as Becca -- who galvanized the crowd. Smith used the Chicago teachers' union struggle as an example that radical labor activism in the U.S. is alive and well despite decades of repression from the ruling class.

All Eyes on Chicago's Teachers (tags)

It’s impossible to exaggerate the national importance of the teachers’ struggle in Chicago. If the Chicago teachers’ union — 26,000 members strong — goes on strike, many critical yet ignored political issues will go into the national spotlight, exposing nastiness that many politicians and labor leaders would like ignored until after the presidential elections.

Historic Tehran NAM Summit (tags)

summit

Will 2012 be the Final Election of Lesser Evilism? (tags)

Just when the Obama campaign couldn’t appear any less inspiring, Paul Ryan was put forth as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Suddenly team Obama was supplied with enough political munitions to scare every last American over the possible Ryan destruction of Medicare, Medicaid, cuts to Social Security and the various other evils inherent in his proposed national budget. Consequently, many Liberals and Leftists across the spectrum are now focused on preaching the horrors of a Republican presidential victory and thus the necessity of re-electing Obama.

What I learned from the Peace & Freedom Party Convention (tags)

I quickly realized that I needed to use this experience to motivate me and to understand that our movement will be challenged from those outside the movement and from within. We will not be deterred, and our fight towards socialism will continue. We will continue to build our party and build our cause. We will continue to build coalitions. We will continue to embrace other socialist organizations and work closer with each other. And personally, I will continue to work diligently with the Stewart Alexander campaign, with my Local and others, and hopefully work closer with the FSP and other organizations that truly embrace socialist values.

Venezuela: Interview with Rafael Uzcátegui (tags)

* Rafael Uzcategui is a member of the group that publishes the anarchist newspaper El Libertario in Caracas (Venezuela). As antimilitarist, he is also a member of the War Resisters’ International and works in a Venezuelan human rights NGO called Provea. He is author of the books “Heart of Ink” and “Venezuela: Revolution as Spectacle” in which he reports the so-called Bolivarian process of Chavez and the true face of his “revolutionary” government. Taking advantage of his conference tour in Germany, we interviewed Rafael for the magazine Gai Dao.

Republicrats Campaign About Jobs and Do Nothing About High Unemployment (tags)

Recently, Mitt Romney made a stop on his “Jobs Tour” in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. His appearance was supposed to be, interestingly, at a local WAWA store (for those out-of-state, WAWA is a convenience store chain) Why is this interesting? Because WAWA, like so many employers these days, is a low wage, no benefit “job creator.”

Wisconsin’s recall election proves no substitute for a social movement (tags)

Democratic Party and union leaders were afraid of the power of people on display in Madison, afraid of a movement that had blossomed out of their control and afraid that they would not look “respectable” in the eyes of establishment power brokers and the corporate mass media.

The U.S. Labor Movement at the Crossroads, in the Crosshairs (tags)

The labor movement had better do some deep soul searching, and fast. Although the defeat in Wisconsin is the horrible end to a local drama, the corporate winners hope to turn their victory into the beginning chapter of a national novel.

BTL:Quebec's Student Tuition Strike Grows into Massive Anti-Austerity Movement (tags)

Interview with Andrew Gavin Marshall, an independent researcher and writer based in Montreal, conducted by Scott Harris

Imagining the Post-Occupy Social Movement (tags)

If one were to honestly assess Occupy's current strengths and weaknesses as a movement, confusion must be the inevitable result.

Will Johnson: Occupy Activist Says Movement's Alive & Well (tags)

According to Occupy San Diego activist Will Johnson, the movement is alive and well. It may no longer be running law-defying occupations in prominent public places, but it's still working out ways to challenge the vast and increasing inequality in the distribution of wealth and income in the U.S.

DANCE,DANCE,DANCE (tags)

Thi s article is based on observing protests. The police has plans for how to deal with protestors. This is by opioion of a methodof dealing with these police plans

Reasons to Oppose the Institution of Marriage (tags)

The recent announcement by President Obama in support of gay marriage leaves many questions unanswered. Why do we need to get permission from a religious authority figure to be with the one(s) we love and care about? Isn't monogamy really for the birds?

New York Times Publishes Hate Ad (tags)

media

Workers and Immigrants of All Nationalities, Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win (tags)

May Day in LA was another success! Again, 10,000 workers and immigrants of all nationalities led by the May Day Coalition in Los Angeles marched along the downtown LA in unity against oppressive capital and the 1% that kept them exploited and oppressed through the years. Despite the troubled winds, besides all the other marches, the workers movement remained united. This is the second year that the workers marched under one banner. All despite the machinations of other groups to divide and disperse the movement.

Workers of All Nationalities, Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win (tags)

May Day in LA was another success! Again, workers of all nationalities led by the May Day Coalition in Los Angeles marched along the downtown LA in unity against oppressive capital and the 1% that kept them exploited and oppressed through the years. ... Despite the troubled winds, besides all the other marches, the workers movement remained united. This is the second year that the workers marched under one banner. All despite the machinations of other groups to divide and disperse the movement. The May Day Coalition led the LA march. It militantly demonstrated maturity and force by demanding legalization and fighting back. During the 2006 immigrant rights upsurge, when the ruling class forbid the flying of national flags to demonstrate chauvinist adherence to the war against the Iraqi people and other nations, workers of different nationalities proudly flew their flags in unity and struggle. The Alliance is proud to march with all oppressed workers of all nationalities in multi-ethnic Los Angeles on May Day.

Filipino workers band together for a stronger labor front (tags)

SENTRO vows to fight for wages, secure jobs and other long-standing issues

BTL:U.S. Peace Movement Regroups to Stop War with Iran (tags)

Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder Code Pink and Global Exchange, conducted by Scott Harris

Information Freedom from 2600 to 2012 (tags)

Need some assistance on outlining the developing movement for communication freedom.

What is the Origin of Wealth? (tags)

"Europe faces the choice of falling apart in the crisis or taking steps to another economic model," 50 scholars from the advisory board of Attac Germany declared. They make the connection between the chaos of the financial markets and the scandalous distribution of wealth

2012 Mountain Justice Summer Action Camp May 18-25 (tags)

Come to Appalachia and become part of the movement to end MTR Coal Mining, protect communities and the environment, and build a sustainable new economy.

Lindsay/Osorio Campaign Announces 10-point Program (tags)

The Party for Socialism and Liberation is running Peta Lindsay for President and Yari Osorio for Vice-President in 2012. The campaign recently announced a 10-point program

"The Activism Entry Point: Critiquing The Cancer in Occupy Debate" — by Joseph Anderson (tags)

Longtime Berkeley activist Joseph Anderson weighs in on the ongoing debate around Occupy Oakland on the issue of diversity of tactics and the use of BlackBloc style tactics. He weighs in on the recent debate between Chris Hedges and Occupy Oakland organizer Kristof Lopaur. The Occupy movement, Anderson says, cannot have both a diversity of people and a ”diversity of tactics” at this time – and the movement can’t shortcut the process of attaining, and retaining, the first by jumping to the second. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Struggle for Leadership Within “Leaderless” Occupy (tags)

The current debate that has erupted within Occupy circles was built into this movement’s foundation. It has been sparked by much needed soul searching in the wake of a series of confrontations with the police, most notably in Oakland, that ended disastrously.

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier: Clemency Now! (tags)

“It was wonderful to see people going out of their way to participate in these events. I believe we definitely need to continue to educate people, especially young people, as to who Leonard Peltier is. I think there's a concentrated effort made by various governments for us to forget who he is. . . . [P]eople also need to put more pressure on President Obama, put more pressure on the U.S. government for his release." -- Corine Fairbanks of AIM (American Indian Movement) Southern Cal

OCCUPY PRESS RELEASE: 8 CHALLENGES TO WELLS FARGO (FEB 6, 2012) (tags)

8 CHALLENGES FOR WELLS FARGO (OCCUPY ACTIVISTS MEETING; MON, FEB. 6, 2012) On Monday -- Feb 6th -- active members of the national Occupy movement who have been involved in addressing the foreclosure and related banking industry crisis, presented below 8 challenges to Wells Fargo. Though the 7 Occupy Activists do not speak for the entire Occupy movement, they do, however, believe these are legitimate concerns of many in the Occupy movement relating to the U.S. foreclosure crisis. They represent growing calls for action throughout the movement and we call upon Wells Fargo to immediately address these challenges. See PDF Nand or Text.

8 CHALLENGES TO WELLS FARGO FROM OCCUPY ACTIVISTS (tags)

8 CHALLENGES TO WELLS FARGO FROM OCCUPY ACTIVISTS ISSUED AT HISTORIC OCCUPY-WELLS FARGO MEETING ON FEB 6, 2012 (AT WELLS FARGO'S INVITATION TO OCCUPY THE ROSE PARADE ACTIVISTS).

From Protest Camp to General Strike (tags)

Something crucial happened in the US in 2011. The strengthening of the Occupy movement, first on Wall Street and then in hundreds of American cities, is celebrated as the revival of the revolutionary middle class. The movement in the US seems two steps ahead.

On Protest and the "Occupy"-Movement (tags)

National economies are now subject to the pressures of this supra-national financial "market" and to the institutions helpful to this market like the IMF and the European Central Bank. "Bailout umbrellas" at the expense of the common taxpayer are opened up.

On The New Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) (tags)

The following statement of purpose was approved by the now forming Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) Jan. 7, 2012.

Cornel West lectures on social justice; PD harasses occupier for flyering (tags)

February 1, 2012
POMONA - The prophetic voice of Cornel West was heard by hundreds of people this evening at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. West lectured on self-knowledge, what it means to be human, suffering, and the Occupy movement's role in confronting social, civic, and economic death of our society, as well as its moral bankruptcy. The CSUPD, however, sent a different message when its agents silenced an activist by prohibiting him from handing out flyers.

Revolting, Occupying and Refusing (tags)

The demand for the commons goes far beyond de-privatization and aims at a social infrastructure of goods and services that everyone needs and to which everyone is entitled. The real economy that must be preserved hardly exists.

Targeting AIPAC (tags)

Israel

Occupy Redlands Protests Citizens United Decision (tags)

Friday, January 20, 2012
RIVERSIDE (CA) - On the two-year anniversary of the US Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case, Occupy Redlands staged a protest outside the federal bankruptcy court near downtown Riverside, just a few blocks from the former encampment of Occupy Riverside. Citizens removed limits on corporate campaign contributions to individual candidates, branding the money as "free speech." The ruling, and the sense that it helped to cement that the corporations are in control of the political system, was a strong motivating factor for many middle class people who formerly felt franchised to join the occupy movement. Once supporters from Occupy Riverside arrived, about 30 people were present on the corner outside the court.

Democrats Are Not Evil (tags)

Whatever we think of the Democratic Party, like it or not, in the current political emergency, we are going to HAVE to align with them and vote for every Democrat on the ballot over every Republican — not because the Democrats are that progressive but because the Republicans plan a sweeping Right-wing revolution comparable to the changes Germany went through when Hitler took power in 1933, and the Democratic Party is one essential vehicle we will need to use to stop them.

Queer Liberation Started in San Francisco, Not Stonewall (tags)

The legend says America's — and the world's — Queer liberation movement began with the riot at the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City in June 1969. But three months before, militant Queer activists in San Francisco had launched the Committee for Homosexual Freedom (CHF) and mounted the first-ever picket against a private employer for discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Leo Laurence and Pat Brown, two veterans of that movement, brought their story to Activist San Diego June 16.

Occupy 2.0 (tags)

Photos of the Occupy San Diego three-month anniversary march January 7 downtown and an interview with Occupy activist and former hunger striker John Kenney on his ideas for the future of the movement.

Time to Decide (tags)

"Nature and people are `fictional commodities. When they submit completely to market mechanisms and when markets are not regulated, this leads to people dying who don't find buyers for their labor power..."

On the New Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) (tags)

As the current crisis of capitalism threatens the break-down all that is left that is civil in our society, the Democrats charge ahead with the Republicans in making sure it is the poor, the working class, and the planet, who pay for the crisis of capitalism, not capitalist profits. The alternative to socialist revolution becomes increasingly clear as capitalist society becomes less and less able to take care of its people; climate change caused by capitalist greed becomes an increasing threat to the future of human civilization; the capitalist state becomes increasingly repressive; and the leading capitalist countries plunge the world into war after war of imperialist domination and conquest. As the great German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg said in 1918, the alternatives are socialism or barbarism.

Occupy the Rose Parade (tags)

PASADENA (CA) - Occupy joined this year's New Year celebrations by marching at the end of the Rose Parade. As Rose Parade spectators dispersed, the Occupy movement held a rally outside Pasadena City Hall with speakers.

BTL: West Coast Port Shutdown Tests Occupy Wall Street-Union Relations (tags)

Interview with Ian Finkenbinder, activist with the Occupy Wall Street movement in Seattle, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Interview with Nathan, arrested at Long Beach Port shutdown (tags)

December 15, 2011
LONG BEACH - On December 12, 2011, Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy Long Beach, Occupy Riverside, and many other people closed a terminal at the port of Long Beach. Only two people were arrested, and one of them, Nathaniel Sierdsma, speaks about his experiences.

Occupy The Ports Long Beach (tags)

Occupy Movement Rises Again Photo Essay 2 of Two Photo Essay one can be found at.http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/12/250375.php

Occupy The Ports Long Beach (tags)

Occupy Movement Rises Again Photo Essay 1 of Two Photo Essay 2 can be found at... http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/12/250396.php

Occupy the Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

Occupy The Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

The movement of the etcetera (tags)

“As a social forum, a thousand things happen at the same time and this is how thing flow. The square is beginning to fill up. Having a thousand things and a thousand different ways is a path towards no turning back!” Rodrigo Bertame at Occupy Rio.

Coalition of the disaffected (tags)

Occupy Wall Street represents our social nature ("We are bound to one another like the waves of the sea" Norbert Elias). Occupy represents an alternative to unbridled competitiveness and commodification (You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but .

Occupation, Liberation, and Overcoming Contradictions Among the 99% (tags)

Which way forward for the Occupy movement and ideas on how to get there by embracing decolonization.

PRESS RELEASE OCCUPY LA ACTION: LIBERATE YOUR HOME (tags)

The Occupy LA movement will conduct a protest against Bank of America's "Foreclosure Auction" at the Norwalk Courthouse in Southern California. B of A is holding an auction of 7000 foreclosed homes at the Norwalk Courthouse from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday, December 2

The Great Refusal and The 99 Percent (tags)

The Great Unraveling provokes the Great Refusal (Paul Krugman). The mainstream media pursue their own political goals and only publish what pleases the advertisers. We need information, not indoctrination. Occupy could change the whole culture with a new media emerging.

Tierra y Libertad: Occupy Los Angeles, Day 57 (tags)

November 26th marked the 57th day of Occupy Los Angeles, which is the largest standing Occupy encampment in the nation. The occupation is located at Solidarity Park (formerly known as City Hall Park) in downtown Los Angeles.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S RESPONSE TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES (tags)

The Way She Sees It: Jamala Rogers in San Diego (tags)

Jamala Rogers, columnist for the African-American weekly St. Louis American since 1994 and co-chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote her book, "The Best of 'The Way I See It,'" a compilation of her columns. Among them are a ringing defense of Queer rights and a series denouncing the government response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath as anti-Black genocide.

Some Critical Notes on the Nov. 2 Oakland General Strike (tags)

Remember, remember,the second of Novemeber -- and what can be imporved on next time...

OWS: Too Big to Fail (tags)

class war

America's Media War on OWS (tags)

OWS

Human Rights and Racial Justice (tags)

Human Rights are attained and maintained through struggle, organized movement building

National Human Rights Conference Comes to Los Angeles (tags)

Conference Moved from GA in Solidarity with Just Immigration Policies

Sexual Rights and Gender Justice On Tap for National Human Rights Conference (tags)

Human Rights Group Affirms Sexual Rights Are Human Rights

BTL:Police Suppression of Occupy Wall Street Movement Forces Activists to Adopt New Tactic (tags)

Interview with Arun Gupta, a founding editor of New York City’s Indypendent Newspaper, The Occupied Wall Street Journal and The Occupied USA Today, conducted by Scott Harris

Occupy The Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

Nico D'Amico-Barbour: Canvass for a Cause Organizer on Marriage Equality, Occupation-print (tags)

Nico D'Amico Barbour, regional director of Canvass for a Cause -- an organization founded in San Diego two years ago to advocate for marriage equality which has since expanded to Los Angeles -- shows an entrepreneurial spirit and an almost born-again commitment to activism that's more commonly associated with the Right than the Left these days.

Are the Well-Off Who Support Occupy Hypocrites? (tags)

Opponents of OWS have accused people like Michael Moore of hypocrisy. What is the underlying philosophy of those who make such claims and how does it reveal their system's bankruptcy?

For a Human Revolution - MDS Statement on the Occupy Movement (tags)

Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) issues statement of solidarity. Suggests demands that draw on the past, while looking to the future.

Attacks and Infiltration against the Occupation Movements (tags)

Occupiers are doing a great service to American but they need to look at within their midst for police provocateurs and criminals taking advantage

[Strategy!:] The Occupy Movement Needs a Good Fight (tags)

The Occupy Movement Needs a Good Fight "Power concedes nothing without a demand." - Frederick Douglass In a movement based on general anger about inequality and the domination of big banks, it becomes difficult to focus the rage into something concrete. For many Occupiers, being concrete is a mere distraction, meant to shift the movement into something 'less radical,” since their targets — big banks and inequality — are at the root of the problem. Why mess with the tree when you could go for the roots? But, as any tree-removal worker will tell you, the tree comes first, then the roots. The roots cannot be the immediate goal of the Occupy movement because pulling them out would require tens of millions of hands, and the vast majority of working people are not yet directly involved in the movement, though many of them are giving approving nods from a distance. Bringing these more distant people into the movement requires they be given a good reason to join. And although a general anti-1% sentiment sounds appealing to the 99%, a struggle to win worker-friendly demands can help pull these people into the streets.

Product v. Process (tags)

Those who criticize the Occupation Movement see it and everything else as a product but what the OM is is process.

Oakland General Strike a Success, but Cops Seriously Injure another Vet (tags)

With over 50,000 people protesting in the street in three major protests through the course of the day, massive labor participation, and a shut down of the Port of Oakland, there is no question that the general strike was a success. Yet the corporate media is now blowing up the importance of a few acts of vandalism by protesters and agent provocateurs.

BTL:Occupy Wall Street Movement Employs New Tactics to Confront Increased Police Violence (tags)

Interview with Arun Gupta, a founding editor of New York City's Indypendent newspaper, conducted by Scott Harris

A Warning To The Economic And Political Elites: Listen Now (tags)

.... this is the beginning of an American revolt. Before considering occupation, we tried other avenues: elections, lobbying, petitioning, email campaigns, telephone campaigns, marches, rallies -- but they were ineffective..... We know that decades of the expansion of corporate power will not be undone with one occupation. Plans are being made by some of us to move "Beyond Occupation" to the next steps of building a movement that represents all Americans.....

Hope after Citizens United: Russ Feingold speaking in Eugene on Monday Nov 7 (tags)

Corporations, legal fictions, run your lives and your government thanks to the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision. With Reagan, taxation shifted from corporate to individual. Russ Feingold will be speaking at EMU in Eugene at 4 PM on Nov7

Video: Robert Pollin onOccupy Movement and Demands (tags)

Social justice, solidarity and sharing open doors while unrestrained deregulation leads to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity.

SEIU 1021 Joins the November 2nd General Strike (tags)

"The SEIU 1021 Executive Board calls on all members of SEIU 1021 to join a day-long “Peaceful Day of Action” in support of Occupy Oakland and against the banking industry and last week’s police brutality against the Occupy Oakland encampment." SEIU 1021 Official Statement & Call to Action Call to Action

The Way Forward for Occupy Portland (tags)

In Portland, Oregon, all the promise and pitfalls of the Occupy Movement are on public display. Portland is second only to New York when it comes to sustained Occupy power, but in a newly born social movement strength is not something to take for granted. The vast amounts of public support in Portland, earned through large demonstrations and strategic outreach, can be frittered away by the internal contradictions of the movement.

[The Occupy movement] Demands and Grievances: Limit Corporate Power, Equal Rights for All (tags)

Different statements have been released by the more than 1,500 solidarity groups and occupations throughout the world..... the Move Your Money Project and Bank Transfer Day, both in solidarity with the Occupy movement, have called for people to remove their money from large corporate banks by Nov. 5, moving their money to local banks and credit unions. Excerpts from two occupations' statements of grievances and demands follow.

BTL:Veteran Civil Rights and Anti-War Organizer Tom Hayden Assesses the Power of the Occup (tags)

Interview with Tom Hayden, former California legislator, activist and founder of Students for a Democratic Society, conducted by Scott Harris

General Strike: Where Ows Needs To Go (tags)

....we are unlikely to see major policy or infrastructure changes until our new movement hits the 1% where it really hurts -- in their pocketbook..... This is where #OccupyWallStreet differs significantly from the major uprisings in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, where mass demonstrations were accompanied by general strikes that shut down economic activity. In Egypt, it was the unions' threat to shut down the Suez Canal that ultimately forced Mubarak to step down.

Occupy Reality: It’s The Corruption Stupid (tags)

This level of community angst (there were a lot of people marching and a lot of occupied cities) is not so much about capitalism as a form of economic viability as it is about how criminality infiltrates capitalistic tendencies. There is probably “no” country more corrupt that our current empire here in the United States. That is the main issue. Not just corporate greed but its caustic effects in bribing Congress, the news media, the Executive branch of government, and the alienation of the majority of other countries against our lies, deceit, our government corrupting other peoples, the wars, and the torture, etc.

Occupy World - The Protest Against the Financial System Intensifies (tags)

Since the beginning of the financial crisis, governments from Berlin to Washington solemnly vowed to regulate the financial system more strongly, close the casino on the financial markets and call to account financially the speculators.for their inflicted damage. Deeds did not follow.

Beyond the Occupation (tags)

Occupy Wall Street and its sister movements, including Occupy San Diego, have dramatically changed the terms of political and economic debate in the U.S. Before they arose, it looked like the only choices the American people would be given to understand the disaster that has befallen them in this nation's economic collapse was the mild pro-corporatism of the Democratic Party and the ardent, Ayn Randian pro-corporatism of the Republicans and the Tea Party. What's more, so far the Occupy protesters have shown an ability to learn from the Left's past mistakes, pattern their movement after the American Revolution (as the Tea Party did) and junk the hideously unworkable process of consensus decision-making.

Nico D'Amico-Barbour: Canvass for a Cause Organizer on Marriage Equality, Occupation (tags)

Nico D'Amico-Barbour, regional field director for the marriage equality organization Canvass for a Cause, discusses marriage rights, the Occupy movement and other progressive issues in this audio interview, scheduled for print publication in the December 2011 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.

The Future of the #Occupy Movement: Solidarity and Escalation (tags)

A month after it began with a few hundred people marching on Wall Street, the #Occupy movement has grown to include tens of thousands of participants throughout the country and has captured headlines around the world.

MDS STATEMENT on "Stop The Machine, Create a New World" (October2011) (tags)

Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) reports on the October2011 organizing effort. Calls for dialogue in the face of abuses.

We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)

In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 3 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia Set 1 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/10/248740.php Set 2 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/10/248760.php

We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)

In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 2 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia

We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)

In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 1 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia.

Occupy San Diego Draws Thousands Downtown Oct. 15 (tags)

Despite attacks by police wielding pepper spray and Mace, confiscation of their possession and a series of threats to evict them forcibly from the Civic Center Plaza, over 1,000 members and supporters of Occupy San Diego reclaimed their downtown space October 15. The day was busy, including three marches and two rallies as well as Occupy San Diego's usual open discussion about its goals.

They May Never Understand You (tags)

In any movement there will always be people that will want to harness the energy of that movement or themselves and their own benefit. It is the nature of the beast. It happens everywhere and in so many ways. At times that can be a very good and beneficial thing as there are outside forces that come in and by joining or adding to a movement they strengthen it and give it more momentum. Also people coming in from outside can be just a prelude to folks trying to slide in, insert their faces into a movement and claim themselves to be the leaders. This can have ruinous and disastrous consequences by adding water little by little until the essence has dispersed and whatever additive coloring may be mixed in and the movement's image can be bottled up to be sold elsewhere or quietly dumped down a drain.

Some Thoughts on Last Night's Occupy L.A. General Assembly (tags)

Reposted from facebook

Reflections on Occupy LA, Wall St. and Bel air (tags)

Reposted from facebook

BTL:Occupy Wall Street Movement Expands to Dozens of Cities, Towns (tags)

Interview with Medea Benjamin, Code Pink and Global Exchange co-founder, conducted by Scott Harris

Tribute to Ka Roger (tags)

Julie and I wish to convey our most heartfelt condolences to the daughters and entire family of Comrade Gregorio Rosal, Ka Roger, and to all cadres and members of the Communist Party of the Philippines, all the Red commanders and fighters of the New People?s Army, all adherents of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the broad masses of the Filipino people.

Some further thoughts on the OWS movement (tags)

I have been following the Occupy Wall Street developments with interest because ultimately I consider the only reasonable way entrenched elites become unseated is if there is mass action by citizens. I do not think military coups are a very sound way to lay the groundwork for grassroots

Smiley and West Buoy the 99 % at Occupy LA Rally (tags)

Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley address the folks at Occupy LA.

Occupy Wall Street: Protesters arrested 900--Bankers 0. We are the 1% (tags)

The Labor hierarchy is concerned about the influence the Occupy movement might have on the Unions' rank and file and will enter the Occupy movement in order to temper it, derail it and send it in to the Democratic Party as they did with the Madison events. The Occupy movement should beware the hierarchy and Labor's "official" representatives and welcome the rank and file worker.

Brief Anaylsis Of LA and Seattle Occupations (tags)

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Occupy Riverside October 3, 2011 (tags)

RIVERSIDE (California) - The revolution, having recently broken out in New York, has now begun to spread to other cities. Inspired by our newly-free sisters and brothers in nearby Los Angeles, who recently liberated areas surrounding corruption-filled City Hall, citizens of Riverside met tonight for a general assembly to plan to emancipate areas of their city through occupation and take further action against the 1% of humanity that perpetrates inequality and disgrace.

Occupy LA, Day 1 (tags)

October 1, 2011 Three to Five thousand people gathered in Pershing Square in Downtown LA, at 10 am to march to City Hall. The purpose, to occupy City Hall in Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement that is in its twelfth day in New York City.

Occupation Date Set for October 1 (tags)

This is an excerpt from the linked article at LA Activist.

Message from Troy Davis and More Actions (tags)

Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect. The news on Troy Davis is very bad. Despite being innocent, the Georgia Parole Board has OK'd his execution for 7 PM today (September 21st). Yet the fight to free Troy Davis isn?t over, and if that fails, the fight to overthrow the evil system that murders him will continue.

Jose Maria Sison: On the Commemoration of Sept 21. (tags)

More than a year before, he had staged the dress rehearsal for the declaration of martial law by proclaiming the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus on August 21, 1971 when without evidence he blamed the Communist Party of the Philippines and Benigno S. Aquino for the Plaza Miranda bombing immediately after it happened.

Philippines Anti-Bases Movement: Time to Assert National Sovereignty Once Again (tags)

With pride as a people, we commemorate a historic national event this coming September 16, the rejection of the US military bases twenty years ago

Peasant offensives in Southern Tagalog Despite AFP Militarization (tags)

The Pesante NEWS based in Los Angeles reported today that the peasant movement in Southern Tagalog is gaining ground despite AFP militaization in that region. The PESANTE NEWS also learned that the impoverished masses in the Southern Tagalog (ST) countryside are now organized under a peasant movement with a strong regional center. Provincial chapters have begun to rise anew from the surviving 54 chapters in various levels found in areas with existing cases of agrarian disputes and where the peasant masses are being threatened with eviction. Chapters continue to expand and new ones built on varying levels.

RIP: America's Anti-War Movement (tags)

anti-war

Video: The Civil Wars in US Labor (tags)

Steve Early is labor journalist, whose writing has appeared in several publications, including The New York Times and The Nation. He is a former organizer for the Communications Workers of America. Mr. Early is the author of Embedded with Organized Labor: Journalistic Reflections of the Class War at Home.

Marching with S.A.M.E. at the San Diego Pride Parade (tags)

A lot of progressive Queers and Queer-friendly allies have written off the annual Pride events as overly commercial, corporate and mainstream. But that's not what it felt like to me when I marched with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) in San Diego's Pride Parade July 16. In a mixed contingent that also included members of the Bradley Manning Support Group and the International Socialist Organization, I felt like part of a movement, participating in an island of militant political awareness that asserted the values on which Pride was founded that have largely got lost in the overall celebration. With nine S.A.M.E. members facing criminal charges for seeking marriage licenses following the federal district court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, some of the signs the contingent carried linked their members -- and Bradley Manning -- to notorious American political prisoners of the past.

The Labor Movement in Portland, Oregon, Takes a Step Forward (tags)

On only the second sunny weekend of the year in Portland, Oregon, 60 plus labor activists decided to spend their Saturday at the Electricians union hall (IBEW Local 48), at the United Labor Strategy Meeting ? an event unlike any other happening in the country. What made the meeting unique was both its perspective and the diversity of unions that participated.

Millions of youth are needed in the Philippine people's democratic revolution (tags)

More than ever, it is imperative that millions upon millions of youth be mobilized to take action in solidarity with the entire Filipino people.

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.

We're not going slow. We're going Far--dispatch from an American in Spain (tags)

Report on the events in Spain surrounding large scale demonstrations and assemblies. 14 minutes of video.

Re-visiting Uncle Ted & A Few FC Targets (tags)

Revisiting writings of Ted K, whether we disagree with his actions or not is irrelevant. The point is there are lessons to be learned in strategy and where the collective eco-activist movement is heading.

FBI AND LA COUNTY SHERIFF RAID VETERAN CHICANO ACTIVIST CARLOS MONTES (tags)

STATEMENT FROM THE COMMITTEE TO STOP FBI REPRESSION

Solidarity with Palestine (tags)

Palestine

ALL OUT ON MAY 1st in LA, FIGHT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

Immigrants all of nationalities under attack, what should we do? Rise up, Fight Back! The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) is calling all immigrants and their advocates in Los Angeles to mobilize and hit the streets of LA on May 1. For the EPCC --May 1, International Workers' Day, marks the fifth anniversary of the historic nationwide immigrant workers’ strike. On that day, millions upon millions of immigrant workers—documented and undocumented—flooded the streets of Los Angeles with millions of their supporters also in small towns and large cities demanding respect for all workers.

NYC Boycott Israel group posts silent video after YouTube removes original (tags)

After receiving over 30,000 views in just two days, a video of New York human rights activists commemorating Palestinian Land Day by calling on Americans to boycott Israel was taken down on the evening of April 1st by YouTube. Today, Adalah-NY posted a silent version of the video on YouTube. In the video, originally posted on March 30, more than 30 dancers accompanied by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra surprised crowds at New York's bustling Grand Central Terminal with an unannounced song and dance.

Everyone Has a Stake in US Uncut's Fight (tags)

Exxon, Bank of America, Poeing, Wells Fargo and Citigroup[ paid no federal taxes last year. Like its predecessor UK Uncut, US Uncut insists corporations that benefit from education and roads should pay their fair share and not avoid taxes.

Rally Against Hate and Nazi Rally March 19, 2011 - Claremont, Ca (tags)

We gathered in Claremont March 19, 2011 on awkward circumstances.

Video: The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (tags)

Wall Street and the banksters have destroyed our economy and received trillions of our money. A general strike was called today in Madison Wisc to regain control of our democracy and repel corporate power endangering elections and the economy.

Commander Faustino " Peping' Baclig, 1922-2011 (tags)

It is with deep sadness that the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) announced today that Commander Faustino "Peping" Baclig, founder/chair of Alyansa ng Komunidad, JFAV , Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE)-Los Angeles, Golden Agers (GALA) , Seniors for PACE and the pillar of the Filipino World War II veterans movement in the United States, passed away today at 3:00 am, February 27, 2011. He was 89 years old.He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur on February 14, 1922 and died on February 27, 2011.

'The Egyptian Revolution enters a new stage' and more (tags)

"The struggle that is now unfolding in Egypt will be of a protracted character. The responsibility of revolutionary Marxists is to develop among workers, as they pass through colossal political experiences, an understanding of the necessity for an independent struggle for power. The revolutionary Marxists must counsel workers against all illusions that their democratic aspirations can be achieved under the aegis of bourgeois parties. They must expose ruthlessly the false promises of the political representatives of the capitalist class. They must encourage the creation of independent organs of workers’ power which can become, as the political struggle intensifies, the basis for the transfer of power to the working class. They must explain that the realization of the workers’ essential democratic demands is inseparable from the implementation of socialist policies. Above all, revolutionary Marxists must raise the political horizons of Egyptian workers beyond the borders of their own country. They must explain that the struggles that are now unfolding in Egypt are inextricably linked to an emerging global process of world socialist revolution, and that the victory of the revolution in Egypt requires not a national, but an international strategy. After all, the fight against the Mubarak-Suleiman regime and the Egyptian ruling class is, in the final analysis, a struggle against the entire Arab bourgeoisie, the Zionist regime in Israel and American and European imperialism."

Pomona Youth Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Friday, January 28, 2011

POMONA, California - A youthful group of about fifty gathered in downtown Pomona to march, rally, and otherwise lift their voices about the need for immigration reform, social justice, and popular participation in decisionmaking processes. The march was organized and executed exclusively by the youth, who, while accepting the solidarity of more established movement activists, were also taking very seriously their responsibility to lead the movement.

Free Software & Internet Show Communism is Possible (tags)

Clay Claiborne of Linuxbeach looks at free software and the internet as empirical evidence that forms of communism are possible.

FBI Repression: Nine More Subpoenaed - Call for J25 Actions (tags)

Twenty three anti-war, social justice activists - mainly from Minneapolis and Chicago, have received subpoenas demanding that they testify before a Grand Jury on January 25th about their political activities. Many are refusing to comply. Coordinated protests are set in many cities across the country on the day of the Grand Jury proceedings.

Bradley Manning and GI Resistance to US War Crimes --An interview with Dahr Jamail‏ (tags)

When someone becomes a soldier, they swear an oath to support and defend the US constitution by following “lawful” orders. Thus, they are legally obliged by their own oath to not follow unlawful orders. What Bradley Manning did by leaking this critical information has been to uphold his oath as a soldier in the most patriotic way. Now, compare that with how he has been raked over the coals by most of the mainstream media.

Announcing 40 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism in Mexico, May 2011 (tags)

Ten Days of Intensive Training in Central Mexico: Video Production, Investigative & Online Reporting, and Movement Strategies for Journalists

Banning Methane Mining - A Review of Gasland (tags)

An incisive critique of the movie Gasland.

Over 100 San Diegans Demonstrate for Marriage Equality on Eve of Court Hearing (tags)

Over 100 San Diego supporters of marriage equality took to the streets in Hillcrest Saturday, December 4 as part of a statewide mobilization, "Unite to Make It Right," two days before the scheduled Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the legal challenge to Proposition 8, which banned legal recognition of same-sex marriage in California. The event consisted of two rallies and a march in between, and speakers called for more militant activism and more aggressive challenges aimed at President Obama and other elected officials who have talked the talk of Queer equality but have done little or nothing to bring it about.

TIME TO GET RAD: Post-Election Thoughts From the Socialist Party Los Angeles Local (tags)

The Left is fractured and weak, but there is hope in the form of a movement and Party whose very existence is aligned with the fight to protect civil liberties, provide basic necessities and deliver a swift counterpunch to the fat cats in Sacramento and D.C.

Censored from HuffPo / Chicago: "Who cares who wins the elections" (tags)

As a regular blogger on the Huffington Post / Chicago's website, I recently encountered a situation which I believe is censorship for failing to have a proper "line" on next Tuesday's elections. As allies of the Democratic Party in various sectors scramble to motivate the party's "base" for the elections, apparently a voice pouring cold water on such efforts was not welcome. That the piece showed that human rights progress is not beholden to Democratic Party advancement made it that much more toxic. Here it is so that you can judge for yourself.

Banning Methane Mining A Review of the movie, Gasland (tags)

A very revealing examination about how corporate environmental organizations (NRDC) facilitate polluting industry and dupe an 'artist' into promoting them and the corrupt politicians they cover for. Although there was a New York City premiere of the movie about a month ago, the film continues to tour and premiere in cities across the country and is a likely candidate for a Best Documentary Oscar. Here's where an earlier incarnation was published: http://www.counterpunch.org/jereski09172010.html The full article below includes significant rewrites (and key hyperlinks that were omitted in the earlier publication).

Democrats or Alternative Parties? SUF Debates the Question (tags)

Work within the Democratic Party or start alternative parties of our own? It’s a debate American progressives have been having since the 1890’s (though until the 1930’s there was the option of working within the Republican Party as well) and the progressive disappointment with the Obama administration was pervasive when San Diego’s Socialist Unity Forum (SUF) met to discuss the question Sept. 19. But so was fear of the “Tea Party” movement — ostensibly independent but supporting and invigorating the Right wing of the Republican Party — and concern that abandoning the Democrats now is unnecessarily divisive and harmful.

Full Legalization for All! (tags)

Full Legalization for All! Conference on the Movement for Immigration Reform DREAM ACT, AgJobs, CIR-ASAP. What's next for the movement?

Kick It Like Roosevelt (tags)

The October 2 "One Nation" demonstration in Washington DC is a call for government job creation in the face of mass unemployment and human pain. FDR's creation of 4 million jobs within 4 months is an example of government responding to crisis.

Prof. Jose Maria Sison: On the Commemoration of September 21 (tags)

PHILIPPINES: Ferdinand Marcos himself designated September 21, 1972 as the date for Presidential Proclamation 1081, declaring martial law. In previous days, he had set in motion the imposition of fascist dictatorship on the people, including the mobilization of his armed minions, the murder of a whistle blower in his own intelligence agency, the fake ambush on his defense secretary and the mass arrest of his opponents and critics.

The CTC once again betrays Cuban workers (tags)

// Joint Communiqué MLC-GALSIC (Cuban Libertarian Movement – Support Group for Libertarians and Independent Sindicalists of Cuba)

"Manufacturing Dissent": the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites (tags)

"How is the process of manufacturing dissent achieved? Essentially by "funding dissent", namely by channelling financial resources from those who are the object of the protest movement to those who are involved in organizing the protest movement. Co-optation is not limited to buying the favors of politicians. The economic elites --which control major foundations-- also oversee the funding of numerous NGOs and civil society organizations, which historically have been involved in the protest movement against the established economic and social order. The programs of many NGOs and people's movements rely heavily on both public as well as private funding agencies including the Ford, Rockefeller, McCarthy foundations, among others. The anti-globalization movement is opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Big Oil) with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities."

Dark years of Marcos dictatorship ‘must not be forgotten’ – victims (tags)

PHILIPPINES. On the eve of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos' 93rd birth anniversary, Filipinos appear to be forgetting his legacy of abuse, victims of human rights violations during his long rule said on Friday.

Review of Justin Vaïsse’s Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement (tags)

Iraq war was for Israel!

LA People's Campaign Kick-off Sat 8-7-0 (tags)

Kick-off Campaign to run working-class candidates for public office in LA.

Dr. Steve Best on "The Left, Capitalism, and Animal Rights" (tags)

This is an excerpt of Jon Hoch interviewing Dr. Steven Best on April 29, 2010. To hear the entire interview, please see: http://negotiationisover.com/2010/05/11/an-interview-with-dr-steven-best-the-left-capitalism-and-animal-rights/

Stop the Fascist Attacks on Immigants (tags)

A written a critical and sweeping analysis of SB 1070 that addresses not only what is at stake for immigrants and anyone who looks like an immigrant, but what’s at stake for society as a whole, and warns that long agreed upon social and legal norms in society are being shredded by this law. It digs deeply into the history of the U.S., whose rosy dawn was based on the genocide of Native Americans and the kidnapping and enslavement of African people. It reveals the larger economic pressures that compelled millions of undocumented immigrants to travel to the U.S. It analyzes the sharp present day polarization between the Republicans and the fascist and, yes, racist tea party followers, on the one hand, and the Democrats, on the other, and the reasons the Democrats are unwilling to call their social base into the streets. Most importantly, it speaks to the crucial need for resistance to SB 1070, why extreme times like these provide openings for advances to be made in preparing for revolution.

Kangaroo Court in the Philippine Underground Movement (tags)

It is clear that the Communist Party of the Philippines’ theory and practice of due process is based on the assumption of innocence or diminished criminal culpability when cadres toe the official line, but becomes assumed guilt when cadres raise questions against the central leadership.

Philippines: Comrade Torturer (tags)

The Communist Party of the Philippines killed hundreds of its own cadres in a wave of paranoia that swept the rebel movement in the 1980s.

FILIPINOS around the world: Turn grief into revolutionary courage, (tags)

Learn from Ka Elliot, Cast away parliamentary illusions!

BTL:U.S. and Israeli Policies Strengthen Iranian Hardliners; Undermine Green Movement (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Communist Party of the Philippines: Self-criticism and Excuses (tags)

The rectification document “Reaffirm Our Basic Principles and Carry the Revolution Forward” correctly pointed out that “we must strengthen the Party ideologically, politically and organizationally. We cannot do so without taking stock of our strengths and weaknesses. We must assess and evaluate all these, identifying and understanding what are the major accomplishments and problems. Only then can we set forth our tasks correctly.”

OCHA's Special Focus on Occupied Palestine (tags)

horrific Gaza conditions under siege

MDS WORKSHOP-MEETING at the US SOCIAL FORUM (tags)

Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) hosts workshop-meeting at US Social Forum in Detroit, June 24th.

Solidarity with the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza (tags)

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY from the STOP the War Coalition Philippines

BTL:Israeli Raid on Gaza Aid Flotilla Triggers Firestorm of Protest Worldwide (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

All out for May Day! (tags)

A new leaflet being passed out in Seattle. Spread the word about Obama's REAL ideas about immigration reform while building the movement for full rights for all immigrants, now. And wherever you are, march on May Day, the fighting holiday of the world's workers.

Never Turn Back: SNCC's 50th and the Ongoing Battle for Democracy (tags)

Full and firsthand report on the SNCC 50th Anniversary Gathering in Raleigh, NC, April 15-18 .

Defend Public Education- March 4th Follow-up (tags)

Students, Teachers, workers and parents united last October to Strike and for a Day fo Aciton on March 4th. This is the second conference to Defend Public Education

The Hemperor Jack Herer Dies At 70 (tags)

RIP Jack.

Back to the Future in Massachusetts: A Post Script – Brown Snubs Palin (tags)

So there you have it, the first major political figure to ride to victory partly on the back of the Tea Party Movement has decided to quickly distance himself from it rather than risk having it torpedo his hopes for reelection two years from now. Scott Brown wants to continue to be seen as a mainstream moderate New England Republican, anyone surprised by that?

Seal their Mouth Shut and Let Them Starve to Death (tags)

April 8, 2010: The Day of Atonement

RED SALUTE TO THE NPA FOR ITS 41st YEAR (tags)

The Los Angeles PESANTE NEWS learned today from media sources in the Philippines that Jorge Madlos, NDF Spokesperson for Mindanao said: " We give the highest salute to the New People's Army on its 41st anniversary of its foundation on March 29, 1969 in the second district of Tarlac. In 1972, the NPA also established guerilla fronts in Mindanao and spread swiftly throughout the archipelago. The red fighters of the NPA and the revolutionary masses who have offered their very lives in the service of the people deserve no less than our highest regard and praise.

California Co-op rejects BDS (tags)

Another set back for BDS activists

COMMEMORATION DOS 25 YEARS OF BRAZILIAN MST WITH CAMP IN PARIS (tags)

Land reform in Brazil it commemorates 25 years.

Mexica Movement: Decolonization Through Action and Education! (tags)

The Mexica Movement will be having a series of lectures at the South Gate ELAC campus throughout the year. Every lecture will present on the various issues pertaining to our history, culture, and identity. we are not white people. This is our land. We are not foreigners on our own continent. These presentations are meant to encourage our people to learn more about who we are and to serve as a guidance in the liberation process of all of our continent. We look forward to meeting you.

Notes from the La Mesa Al aAwda Palestinian right to Return Conference (tags)

Read the full conferce report here: http://homelandsecurityus.com/archives/3590

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.

Democracy and Insurrection in Greece and the World (tags)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - Southern California got a taste of Greek-style anarchism and insurrection in a series of talks given by Peter Gelderloos, author of How Nonviolence Protects the State, and Greek comrades from the Void Network Tasos Sagris and Sissy Doutsiou. With Audio.
Leer este artículo en español: Democracia e Insurrección en Grecia y el Mundo

Rhetorical Militancy for a Rhetorical Mass Movement? If Only We Could Make Them Like Us… (tags)

The main purpose of this article is to address the questions of strategy and tactics in the anarchist movement with specific reference to the roles the Black Block tactic, and militant direct action play in our movement.

March 4th: Santa Barbara and UCSB stormed by large student-worker movement (tags)

The growing student-worker movement in Santa Barbara and Goleta flexes its muscle.

Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution! (tags)

On International Women's Day we are taking to the streets to call for something sorely needed and unseen in generations: an uncompromising outpouring of fury and resistance from women and men who want to see women, the world over, lifted from centuries of being condemned to being treated as the possessions of men.

March in Support of Women Warriors in Streets of Tehran (tags)

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2010 in solidarity with Iranian women who in the last 8 months have been braving street battles with the Police force and militia thugs of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). These women who dare death need nothing less than the complete overthrow of the IRI – and this is a growing sentiment. And in doing this they need the internationalist support and love of their sisters - and their brothers– around the world.

Shut down LA March 4th! Mtgs (tags)

On March 4th cities across California and thorughout the nation will engage in strikes, work stoppages, occupations, and rallies for public education

Ten Years After Seattle (tags)

We must develop a new strategy for the movement. Neoliberal policy destroys the idea of the public. Neoliberalism privatizes and instrumentalizes production, communication, language and emotions. We should prepare for a long phase of barbarism and violence.

San José Peace and Justice Award Honors Free Gaza Pioneers (tags)

The San Jose Peace and Justice Center awarded its Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award to pioneers of the Free Gaza Movement who sailed the first small boats to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. The award prompted the city of Milpitas to present commendations and Congressman Mike Honda to award Congressional recognition to the recipients.

Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010: Second Annual Los Ángeles Anarchist Bookfair (tags)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

HOLLYWOOD - For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles anarchists organized a bookfair, which, in addition to facilitating exchanges between vendors and literature-hungry readers, also provided an array of panel discussions, workshops, and most importantly, quality interactions with fellow activists in the liberation movement.

EARTH FIRST ORGANIZERS' CONFERENCE and WINTER RENDEZVOUS (tags)

The Earth First! Organizers’ Conference (OC) and Winter Rendezvous (Rondy) will be held in the beautiful mountains of Santa Barbara. Traditionally, this conference is a time for members of radical environmental campaigns to come together to discuss ideas and strategies, ideally creating a stronger, more unified front. We expect this year’s gathering to help connect and strengthen existing campaigns within the movement, as well as look at how current social and political trends impact the biosphere in increasingly devastating ways. We hope the conference will inform and inspire new comrades to join the struggle in defense of the Earth—along with eating good food and doing a bunch of hootin’ and hollerin’!

Condemn the US-Arroyo Regime's Peddler of Lies, Fight its False Propaganda! (tags)

The reactionary and counter-revolutionary propaganda factory of the US-Arroyo regime led by the AFP, continue to churn out and plague the media and the public with illogical falsehoods to attack the legitimate left, which endanger the very lives of many activists and critics of this corrupt government. The black propaganda employed by the likes of Ret. Gen. Jovito Palparan, Jun Alcover and Brig. Gen. Eduardo del Rosario lumps together the legal progressive movement in urban areas and the armed revolution led by the CPP-NPA-NDF in the countryside. It aims to vilify, as part of its modus operandi, certain individuals in the progressive movement whom they capriciously judge as "supporters or leaders of the revolution" and make them targets of political assassinations.

PHILIPPINES:CAFGU exemption makes Comelec gun ban useless--NDF (tags)

The EPCC NEWS learned today that the revolutionary movement in the Philippines led by the NDF today said exempting the paramilitary CAFGU (Citizens Armed Force Geographical Unit) also known as Civilian Armed Auxiliaries (CAA) from the election gun ban makes the Commission on Election's gun ban useless. "With proddings, arms and funds from the reactionary state, especially under the Arroyo regime, paramilitary forces have proliferated as civilian adjuncts and 'force multipliers' not only of the government military and police forces but of feudal-fascist political warlords."

Remarks by Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO, National Press Club, Washington, DC (tags)

Our economy does not work without good jobs, so we must take action now to restore workers' voices in America. The systematic silencing of American workers by denying our right to form unions is at the heart of the disappearance of good jobs in America. We must pass the Employee Free Choice Act so that workers can have the chance to turn bad jobs into good jobs, and so we can reduce the inequality which is undermining our prospects for stable economic growth. And we must do it now—not next year, not even this summer. Now.

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite the filing of a new immigrant reform bill renewed, anti immigrant drive continues This is because the immigration bill itself has serious flaws in that it accepts the logic of tightening “border security” and thus does not challenge the category of the “illegal” immigrant. This motions to pass immigration reform has given space to local and state law enforcement agencies to increase their repressive activities. This is the same condition when the federal government twiddled its thumbs during the Civil Rights Movement, local police departments in the South led the forces of reaction and bigotry against the Black freedom struggle.

Iran's Revolution vs. The Democrats (tags)

On Sunday in Iran, mass protests were drowned in blood by government authorities; at least ten reportedly have been killed with hundreds injured. The events have been given ample coverage in the U.S. media, with the intention of further demonizing Iran’s repressive government. Absent in the American media are the deeper implications of the protests, which, to anyone paying close attention, constitute a powerful revolutionary movement. This movement has grown exponentially in a very short period of time. Although only beginning in June over allegations of voter fraud, the movement is now endorsed by millions of combative Iranians, demanding “death to the dictator,” while they waive an Iranian flag that’s missing the Muslim insignia. Massive demonstrations in the streets and university campuses have directly confronted police repression and in some cases have overcome it. The New York Times describes a scene found only in instances of revolution:

New Immigration Reform Bill Raising False Hopes for Immigrants (tags)

On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. Some immigrant rights advocates even rallied in Los Angeles to celebrate the filing of this bill But for the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles , this new immigrant reform bill only raise false hopes for all immigrants. It is just the same as the immigrant reform bill of 2006 also known as the Kennedy-Mccain bill that was diluted and was shelved due to the opposition of the rightist and other obstructionist and racist anti-immigrant lobby.

Undocumented workers face new repressive state tactics (tags)

On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Seurity and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. The Obama administration has stated that it will not act on the bill until health care legislation is passed, but there is a good chance it is also waiting for a more conservative compromise proposal to emerge from the Senate subcommittee on immigration. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is also supposed to introduce an administration bill next year.

Rites for hero Graciano Lopez Jaena turn into call for justice (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) News learned today that the annual rites commemorating the 153rd birth anniversary of Ilonggo patriot Graciano Lopez Jaena in Iloilo City, in the island of Panay echoed a call for justice for 31 journalists who were murdered in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. Graciano Lopez Jaena was known to be an orator but he was also a writer. “If he were alive today, Graciano Lopez Jaena would be part of the ‘endangered species’—journalists being killed with impunity,” said Demy Sonza, former Iloilo vice governor and head of the Dr. Graciano Lopez Jaena Foundation Inc. “But he would have fought hard, uncowed by threats,” said Sonza. Sonza said Lopez Jaena offered an inspiration for Filipino journalists “to remain vigilant, stand up for what is right and expose what is wrong” like what the patriot did in his lifetime.

Reform: The Making of a Philippine Presidential Campaign (tags)

There is real possibility for a significant leap in the reform process in the Philippines after the 2010 elections. If, as seems likely at this time, Noynoy Aquino wins the presidency, a number of converging developments could produce the conditions necessary for change. The first is Noynoy himself, who has successfully embodied the political legacy of his mother Cory, and his father Ninoy. This, in turn, has introduced a new dimension of enthusiastic voluntarism to the election campaign. Finally, the people running Noynoy’s campaign constitute the leading core of an enlarged reform constituency.

Why Obama's Surge in Afghanistan? (tags)

Tuesday’s announcement that President Obama will send an additional 30,000 soldiers to Afghanistan — while begging his foreign allies to send an extra 10,000 — will have dramatic effects throughout the American and world society. The hope that Obama’s election would drastically change U.S. foreign policy has been destroyed. The effects of his troop surge will change the minds of millions of Americans, who, until this point, were giving Obama the benefit of the doubt. Such moments in history are capable of instantly removing piles of dust from the collective eyeball — just as the bank bailouts did.

LA IMC 10th Anniversary - Technology Workshop (tags)

Activists representing many progressive organizations and Independent Media Centers across the nation met to discuss and share experiences organizing around issues of technology. Resonating themes in the discussion included corporate media's implementation of technology and strategy first used by the IMC movement 10 years ago, questions of diversity, empowerment, and shared skills among technologists and organizers, having an outward message and intentionality versus holding open space on- and off-line, technology activism, and legal issues around freedom of speech online.

In Solidarity With the California Worker/Student Movement: Statement of the WSA (tags)

Defend and Expand the Campus Occupations!

Third intifada on the way (tags)

By the time it is over the Israelis will be out of the West Bank. Amandla.

What is at Stake with Free Trade (tags)

In the ten years since the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle, global opposition to free trade and “globalization” has exploded. The general public now has a basic understanding of how the world economy works … against them: companies scour the globe searching for slave wages, which help push down wages in “developed” countries; any regulation that reduces profits — environmental, financial, labor, etc. — is destroyed or ignored. The two focal points of the anti-globalization movement have been dismantling of the WTO and free trade agreements; both legitimate targets. However, what happens if both goals are accomplished? Mission Accomplished?

The Israelis cannot continue to slaughter women and children (tags)

Without the consent, silent or otherwise, of most of these 50 prominent American Jews listed below.

GLOBAL TURN AROUND! (tags)

A call to unite and confront the converging global crises of our times, replace the trade and investment pacts and related juggernauts of the corporate-driven global economy, and start building a sustainable economic future together.

GLOBAL TURN AROUND! (tags)

A call to unite and confront the converging global crises of our times, replace the trade and investment pacts and related juggernauts of the corporate-driven global economy, and start building a sustainable economic future together.

CPDF BLAMED DISASTERS DUE EXTRACTIVE MINING AND LOGGING (tags)

- Pesante News learned through news sources today that the CPDF blamed the recent disastrous flooding and numerous landslides in Northern Luzon that inflicted heavy losses in lives and property highlight the often overlooked cost of developmental aggression. In more ways than one do the common people pay for huge projects that generate super-profits for foreign big business interests and their local lackeys.

AFL-CIO’s Dull, Narrowly-Based Culture Has No Appeal to Young Working People (tags)

Harry's over 90 years old, but he's nailed one of the big problems of the AFL-CIO's labor movement - it has no appeal to young working people. It's a bunch of old people - grandparents and great-grandparents.

Indymedia Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Event! (tags)

On Saturday, November 14th, 2009, Los Angeles Indymedia will celebrate 10 years since the first Independent Media Center (IMC) opened its doors in Seattle to cover and support the demonstrations against the meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO). LA IMC is hosting an all day event, open to the public, encouraging current and former IMCistas to come out. There will be workshops, food, music, and community groups sharing their knowledge.

Resistance, Journal of the Earth Liberation Movement Hits Store Shelves Today (tags)

Resistance Magazine was created as a vehicle to inform, inspire, and energize the earth liberation movement. Humans have pushed the earth to the brink of catastrophe and each day that passes brings us one step closer to a planet that can no longer sustain life. The question has now become not what we can do, but what we must do; not what we are comfortable with, but what we are fully capable of; not what is convenient, but what is completely necessary to stop the destruction of our home.

Behind the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS) (tags)

The hypcrisy of omar barghouti

Negotiating Our Lives Away (tags)

At some point we have to step to the plate and put our foot down. It's not going to stop on its own.

Globalization and the New Political Movements (tags)

Attac, a global justice network in many European countries, demands closing off-shore tax havens and debt cancellation for the third world. The word globalization has a function as a threat. Be flexible because capital is flexible and the state can do nothing!

Were You at the March on Washington? (tags)

Two websites designed to energize Tea Party volunteers.

Fletcher Rallies Progressive Crowd to Fight the Right (tags)

The leaflet advertising author and former labor educator Bill Fletcher's talk September 13 in Balboa Park promised a considerably more optimistic speech than the one he actually gave. Stunned by the mass demonstration in Washington, D.C. by radical-Right opponents of President Obama's supposedly "socialist" agenda, Fletcher gave a strongly worded warning to his Leftist audience that unless the American Left organizes now, not only to fight the Right but to appeal to the hearts and minds of ordinary Americans, the movement he called "Right-wing populism" — talk radio, Fox news, the "teabag" protests and the thug-like disruption of Congressmembers' town-hall meetings on health reform — will sweep the country and consign all progressive movements and any part of distributive justice and a social-welfare state to oblivion.

Truth Action in October (tags)

Contrary to some rumors, racism and right-wing propaganda are UNWELCOME at truthaction.org.

Truth Action on the 8th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks (tags)

Anyone unclear on the purpose and methods of Truth Action should visit this thread: http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3227 Contrary to some rumors, racism and right-wing propaganda are UNWELCOME at truthaction.org.

39th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium: "Still Here, Still A Force" (tags)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

EAST LOS ANGELES--Thirty-nine years ago, a statewide series of demonstrations by Chicanos and Chicanas against the wars in Southeast Asia culminated in a police riot and the assassination of Los Angeles Times and KMEX journalist Rubén Salazar. Today, members of the Chicanx community and activists of all stripes commemorated the day's fateful events with music, poetry, teatro, and speakers.

Code Pink Betrayed by Anti-War's "Leadership" (tags)

While Cindy Sheehan led Code Pink's protests against the U.S. led war in Iraq outside of Bush's Crawford , TX ranch, she was the most popular activist with the anti-war's pro-Democrat establishment, yet Code Pink's current protests against Obama's continued military occupations in both Iraq and Afghanistan are ignored and scorned by the establishment neoliberals who claim to lead the peace movement. Most likely we can expect this neoliberal establishment element to support additional U.S. troops sent to Afghanistan, our current alpine quagmire..

Haiti, Honduras -- Occupation is the Crime (tags)

August 12 marked the two-year anniversary of the kidnapping of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, considered by many to be Haiti's next Aristide. Vigils were held around the world on this day: including in Haiti, London, Guyana, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

The Zeitgeist Movement (tags)

The Zeitgeist Movement is not a political movement.

Resistance, Journal of the Earth Liberation Movement has returned (tags)

The question has now become not what we can do, but what we must do; not what we are comfortable with, but what we are fully capable of; not what is convenient, but what is completely necessary to stop the destruction of our home.

Maoist MIM ETEXT site archive (tags)

link to Internet Archive archive of http:/www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/ site of Maoist Internationalist Movement

Iran's Coming Revolution: For Civil Rights or Beyond? (tags)

Simplifying the events in Iran as yet another attempt at a U.S. financed “color revolution” is shortsighted, to say the least. But this is the shallow position many on the left are taking. Fortunately, millions of people partaking in mass demonstrations cannot be reduced to “mere puppets” of Uncle Sam — they have aspirations of their own and ways to achieve them. It is possible that the U.S. played a role in the events leading up to the massive protests in Iran, since the U.S.-sponsored color revolution formula is well known: a pro-western opposition candidate creates political instability — usually around election time — and uses the demonstrators who support them, who are funneled money through the C.I.A., to help topple the existing regime.

Interview with El Libertario (Venezuela – June 2009) (tags)

* From Madrid the anarchist group Star, linked to the Iberian Federation of Anarchists Youths (Federación Ibérica de Juventudes Anarquistas-FIJA-), has raised questions whose answers will let us know today and in detail what is doing and saying the known Venezuelan anarchist newspaper.

An Open Letter to the People in Response to an 8th ID ruse (tags)

A group with the pornographic name of SABIK (Samahan ng mga Biktima ng Komunista) recently issued a press statement assailing the National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas over a "child rebel" issue. The NDF-EV believes that the 8th Infantry Division is behind this group, since legal and moral predicaments hinder the military from exploiting the child, whom it claims to have recently rescued from the New People's Army. In these interesting times, it is important for the revolutionary movement and the democratic mass movement to answer such fascist and anti-democratic groups as SABIK (for publicity, we presume).

"Minutemen" Domestic Terrorism Arrests (tags)

When the Minutemen 'go tactical' for dollars: Forde intended gang to rip off dealers, and may have struck in CA already

People for Immigrant Rights holds a vigil and march in Pomona (tags)

Friday, June 12, 2009 POMONA, California--A new immigrant rights group, People for Immigrant Rights, is all about putting a new, younger face on the movement for the human rights of immigrants. Today they held their first demonstration.

With pro-market leaders, the road ahead will be difficult for working people. (tags)

It is the responsibility of all activists to learn from the past and help our movement change course.

THE COMMUNIST LEADER IBRAHIM KAYPAKKAYA (tags)

THE COMMUNIST LEADER IBRAHIM KAYPAKKAYA IS 60 YEARS OLD THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY/MARKSIST-LENINIST IS 37 YEARS OLD BECAUSE THE 36th DEATH YEAR OF THE COMMUNIST LEADER IBRAHIM KAYPAKKAYA

BTL:Shell Oil Faces Accusers in New York Court Over the Execution of Nigerian Activists (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Plaestinian Solidarity Movement splinters over allegations of financial mismanagement (tags)

There is now a Free Gaza organization, and a free Gaza Movement. Allegation of financial mismanagement, and misappropriation of funds have caused this split.

MEXICAN CONSULATE IN NEW YORK FORCED TO CLOSE FOR ENTIRE DAY! (tags)

---------------- On the third anniversary of state repression against the people of Atenco, the Mexican Consulate in New York was “taken over” by the pro-zapatista group Movement for Justice in El Barrio.

May Day 2009, Riverside (tags)

Here are some pictures I took at yesterday's May Day march and rally. Enjoy! (set 2 of 2)

May Day 2009, Riverside (tags)

Here are some pictures I took at yesterday's May Day march and rally. Enjoy! (set 1 of 2)

Hechos Para Trabajadores (tags)

May 1st issue of (Hechos Para Los Trabajadores) Facts for Working People. How the police are the "swine flu" and if working class people organize we will win " Vencerenmos"

Brother Eddie for President Movement launched in the USA (tags)

Chanting “BROTHER EDDIE” a rowdy crowd of more than 150 supporters, friends and relatives that packed the fundraiser of Brother Eddie Villanueva formally launched the “Brother Eddie for President Movement “ in the United States, in a fundraiser dinner in Los Angeles, California last Sunday, April 26. Bro. Eddie Villanueva is the founder of the Jesus is Lord Church. The JIL has more than three million members and 26 churches in the Philippines and all over the world. This was the follow up of Bro. Eddie Villanueva’s formal acceptance of the challenge of different sectors in the Philippines to run as a presidential aspirant in the 2010 Presidential elections last March 23, 2009 at the Araneta Center. The launching was held in Casa Prinsesa Coffee Shop at 4527 New York, Eagle Rock, --a predominantly Filipino residential and business area in the city of Los Angeles.

A Union for the Jobless (tags)

With unemployment in LA over 10%, and probably closer to 20% in our working class communities, the time has come for an organization for the unemployed. Harry Kelber is a writer whose been in the labor movement since the 1930s, a real veteran.

Radical Educator Bill Ayers speaks at Claremont Colleges (tags)

Monday, April 6, 2009 CLAREMONT, California - Bill Ayers, professor of education and co-founder of the radical antiwar organization the Weather Underground--labeled "domestic terrorists" by the FBI--spoke to a crowd of about 300 this evening about activism, Obama, and education. A recurring theme of his talk was the importance of movements (in contrast with the common emphasis on leadership) in bringing about social change, and his exhortation was that we in the audience participate in those movements.

Bail Out People, Not Banks: Protesters Picket Bank of America Downtown Corporate Building (tags)

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2009 – Demonstrators staged a protest outside Bank of America’s downtown office building on Friday calling for an end to bank bailouts and foreclosures and evictions.

BTL:American Peace Movement Rejects Obama Iraq and Afghanistan War Policy (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

SOCIALISM: THE TIME IS NOW - Los Angeles Conference & Workshops (tags)

The U.S. government ensures banks and big corporations get trillions in bailout funds while millions of workers are losing their jobs and homes in California and the rest of the U.S. If you want to build a fight back movement against racism, bigotry and capitalist exploitation, join us for the April 25 Conference & Workshops in L.A. Be part of the struggle for socialism! Find out what socialism is, what we aim for, and why socialism is the only answer to the misery created by capitalism.

On Developments in Nepal and the Stakes for the Communist Movement (tags)

"Does the current trajectory in Nepal and the course taken by the CPN(M) represent an historic new thing, a victory and breakthrough in advancing the communist revolution in the 21st century, as some have claimed; or—as many others fear—does this represent a setback and betrayal of the goals of the revolution and of the heroic struggle waged to achieve them, and a serious departure from the communist cause that the CPN(M) claims to be fighting for?"

GABNET/MA-AL AT D.C., LOS ANGELES & SAN FRANCISCO ANTI-WAR RALLIES (tags)

GABNet of the Mariposa Alliance was present at all three major anti-war rallies called by the ANSWER Coalition.

The revolutionary movement in Greece (tags)

The "small" revolutionary movement in Greece turned into a massive and strong movement against the goverment and the capitalistic system

Beware right-wing infiltration of KPFK (tags)

Right-wing material is creeping into KPFK programming. Why?

Uphold the Militant Tradition of International Women's Day (tags)

In solidarity and with utmost joy, the International League of People's Struggle joins today the celebration of women in general and their revolutionary struggle for emancipation and liberation from imperialism, feudalism and patriarchalism. We remember and honor millions of women who trailblazed and paved the path for women's liberation movement.

Sat: Vigil Protest Outside Israeli Dance Performance at UCLA (tags)

As part of a growing international cultural boycott movement, 8 Los Angeles groups, including Jewish organizations, will protest a performance of the Batsheva Dance Company of Israel Saturday night, February 28th, at UCLA. Los Angeles is near the end of Batsheva’s tour and they have faced protests all across the country, including in San Diego on February 26.

he revolution delayed: 10 years of Hugo Chávez’s rule (tags)

* A translation of a March 2008 interview conducted by the French anarchist Charles Reeve with two members of the El Libertario group www.nodo50.org/ellibertario in Caracas, the nation’s capital, which offers some stark insights into the reality of the situation.

Earth First in Orange County (tags)

Earth First Roadshow stop at the UC-Irvine campus // Saturday 2/21 11am in Founder's Grove (near Humanities) // Organized by the Radical Student Union at UCI

Can we rebuild the labor movement with the Employee Free Choice Act? (tags)

Much has been said in the United States labor movement around the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bill many mainstream leaders tout as the solution to the decline of unions. With the recent election of Barrack Obama and the Democratic Party holding the majority of seats in both houses of the US Congress, these same leaders have their hearts set that their millions of dollars in campaign contributions will pay off with the passage of the bill.

Philippines: New left party formed (tags)

More than 1000 people, including 920 elected delegates, attended the inaugural congress of Power of the Masses Party (PLM) on January 30.

Los Angeles Activists Attend International Gathering (tags)

From January 31 to February 8, 2009, KPFK Reporter Margaret Prescod and local activists from the Global Women's Strike and Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike will be meeting in London with women from Bolivia, Canada, China, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Palestine, Peru, Scotland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, US, Venezuela, and Wales for an International Gathering of the Global Women's Strike and the International Women Count Network. See current schedule of events below. See current schedule of speakers below. To interview one of the speakers, contact womensstrike8m (at) server101 (dot) com.

AUTO-NOMOS: BREAKING THE EGGSHELL OF EMPIRE (tags)

Thousands of “build rather than plead” organizations, collectives and communities are already emerging all over the planet and as they rise against subjugation and greed they strengthen and multiply. It the Zapatistas in Mexico and the Sans-Papiers (Sin Papeles) in Europe, it is the farmers in Brazil (Movemiento Sin Tierra) and the Basques in Catalonia, it is the indigenous people in Ecuador and the Palestinians in Gaza, it is the squatters in London, and the Mapuche in Chile, it is Via Campesina in Central America and In Our Hearts in New York City, it is Indy Media in Los Angeles and the Red Ponchos in Bolivia… It is a global movement that is not loyal to any authority, ruler, nation or religion, but rather to the calling of the heart. And don’t let the corporate media make you think that we are few, small and powerless. This global movement is 2.5 billion strong and rising fast.

The Landless Workers Movement and the American "bubble"... (tags)

We all know that tiny and small business those that employ more, we all know that the smart guys of the market should cover the leak that they have produced and they are all free and happy while people like the federal policeman Protógenes suffers mysterious accidents. Pictures at http://rvcb.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/511/

Maoist Leadership in Nepal Bans Strikes (tags)

As a strike wave sweeps the country, the Maoist leadership agrees to banning strikes.

Peace Group Demands Shutdown of Israeli Embassy (tags)

‘SEVER TIES WITH WAR CRIMINALS’ SAYS GROUP 13 January 2008: Carrying a giant eviction order and a mock padlock, the broad anti-war group, Stop the War Coalition-Philippines, went to the Israeli embassy today to symbolically order its closure.

On the Gaza Conflict (tags)

Israel’s claims of self-defense are clearly refuted by the disproportionate consequences of its aggression. With the death toll rising to 599, including 133 children, 33 women, and 6 medics, Israel can no longer hide the fact that its actions are tantamount to genocide, as Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territories, has pointed out.

how to build solidarity and revolutionary movements (tags)

news reports come in from all over the world about attrocities against civilians and nations who have consistently been abused by the first and second world. lately there have been calls for building solidarity, and rightly so. but what are the important steps towards reaching this goal?

The Quartet's Hypocrisy and Failure in Occupied Palestine (tags)

Quartet's complicity in Israeli war crimes

Prof. Sison Greets the CPP on its 40th Year (tags)

As founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), I convey warmest greetings of comradeship to all CPP cadres and members on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the CPP. I share your joy in celebrating all the struggles waged and all the victories won by the CPP and the Filipino people in the last four decades of the new democratic revolution.

Registration Open! 4/10-12,09 Chicago Nat'l Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conf (tags)

Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!

First Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair: A Beginning Marker of Resistence (tags)

Saturday, December 13, 2008 LOS ANGELES - The organizers of the first annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair sent out a call for "dreamers, fighters, organizers, and rebels to come, meet, strategize, learn from each other, get books, attend workshops, participate, and join the movement." And despite the state's efforts to squelch our efforts, come they did--more than 700 people, mostly from the greater Los Angeles area, although some came from as far as San Diego, the Bay Area, Oregon, New York, and even Canada, to participate in this herstory-making event.

Human Rights Require International Freedom of Movement and Residence (tags)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 60 years old this week, has helped legitimate the supposed right of nation-states to regulate immigration, thus denying freedom of international mobility and residence, and undermining basic human rights in the process.

Letter about the Spanish Civil War in HARPERS, Dec. 2008 (tags)

A slightly different version of this was published in the most recent issue of 'Harpers' magazine...

Damning the Flood (tags)

A brilliant review of a new book on Haiti.

Hope in Common, by David Graeber (tags)

We seem to have reached an impasse. Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart.

Massive Movement Erupts in Opposition to Proposition 8 (tags)

Ex-slave and Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas famously observed that power cedes nothing without struggle. The history of civil rights movements in this country also demonstrate that even the most fundamental democratic gains are temporary at best without vigilant struggle that can potentially challenge the power of the rulers against the ruled. Nothing has ever been gained and secured by simply relying on the institutions of the state and its politicians. Any implementation of progressive measures on their part has only been the product of independent mass mobilizations that have kept their forces in the streets until the sought after gains were won. We have again been reminded of this by the recent passage of Proposition 8 in California, a bigoted mean-spirited ballot measure aimed at denying gays and lesbians the fundamental democratic right to marry whom they wish. Last June, after decades of constant organizing, educating, and protesting on the part of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people and their supporters, the California Supreme Court was compelled to legalize same sex marriages. The purpose of Proposition 8 was to overturn this gain, leaving 18,000 same sex marriages performed in California since June in question. However, social movements aren't like films that can be run backwards and then replayed in the exact same way. The narrow victory of Proposition 8 (52% against, 48% opposed) has resulted in the opposite of its intended effect. It has re-energized the struggle for LGBT rights to a major degree, so that many are calling this movement “Stonewall II” after that inaugural rebellious act of the modern U.S. gay rights movement fighting for their rights in 1969.

Massive Movement Erupts to Overturn Proposition 8 (tags)

March on Sacramento! Demand that Marriage Licenses Continue to Be Issued in All Counties in California! Demand the Immediate Overturn of Prop. 8!

Human Rights Activist Recounts Path-Breaking Voyage to Break the Siege of Gaza (tags)

Paul Larudee, co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement, described the elaborate measures taken to certify that the first historic voyage to break the Israeli siege of Gaza was completely harmless, non-violent, and transparent. Speaking to supporters in Sunnyvale, California, he said, “We don’t preach non-violence, we practice it!”

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

[I]f your going to support a candidate who doesn't represent any of the values you believe in, then you can't have too many bloodthirsty war criminals endorsing him.

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.

Fast for Our Future: Immigrants Rights Encampment at La Placita (tags)

LOS ANGELES October 15, 2008 – Members of the Los Angeles area immigrant community began a fast for their rights Wednesday downtown at La Placita.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

U.S. General: "We are not losing, but we are winning slower in some places than others."

Radical Women Conference Aims to Expand and Embolden Feminist Movement (tags)

Optimistic rebels from all walks of life are invited to participate in a national Radical Women conference, The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, to be held at the San Francisco Women’s Building, October 3-6, 2008.

101 Death Anniversary of Anti-Imperialist Filipino General Makario Sakay (tags)

After 101 years, General Macario Sakay, who led the KKK movement in Tondo against American colonial rule, finally got his proper place in history. The Manila government, led by Mayor Alfredo Lim, on Saturday unveiled a monument in honor of Sakay at Plaza Morga in Tondo.

The ILAGA and AFP GANG (tags)

The National Democratic Front (NDF) in Southern Mindanao hits the Arroyo regime for feigning innocence and doublespeak while covertly sponsoring the resurgence of vigilante groups like the notorious Ilaga, now called the Reform Ilaga Movement. Mike Santiago, spokesperson of the Reform Ilaga Movement, recently announced they will heed the call of North Cotabato Vice Governor Emmanuel Piñol of "restraining themselves from intervening in the already worse situation in Mindanao but would immediately take action once civilians are attacked by members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)." Ilaga, civilian volunteers' organization and police auxiliaries will be trained as fanatic fascist frontliners of the Arroyo regime. These groups will be used to wreak havoc not only against members of the MILF and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-NDF (CPP-NPA-NDF), but more against the Bangsamoro people, indigenous peoples and settlers in Mindanao.

The US-Arroyo regime is responsible for the death and damages caused by the war in Mindana (tags)

-The people must concentrate their anger and condemnation on the US-Arroyo regime as directly responsible on the deaths and damages of the people in Mindanao caused by the escalation of the armed clashes between the AFP and the MILF. The problem can be rooted to the US-dictated two pronged militarist policy of the regime which is the all-out war against the revolutionary movement led by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) while neutralizing the Moro seccessionist movement of the MILF thru a deceptive and bogus peace process to finish the revolutionary movement in 2010. The militarist clique in the Arroyo regime never expected that the Memorandum of Agreement on the Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) will ignite the chaos and war in Mindanao. This secret and hasty deal resulted to violent reaction and opposition from the pro and anti-Arroyo reactionary camp and the fake president will even face impeachment because of violations of the constitution. Arroyo got the worst fear of losing her warlord allies in Mindanao that helped her cheat the 2004 elections. Her ulterior motive of using the MOA-AD as a stepping stone for charter change (cha-cha) to remain in Malacanang was also exposed. The MILF's disgust and anger have basis when it was proven that the Arroyo regime is not sincere in the peace talks and on the agreement on ancestral domain and instead used these as a trap to demobilized and surrender of MILF.

Uphold the Militant Tradition of International Women's Movement (tags)

In solidarity and with utmost joy, the International League of People's Struggle joins today the celebration of women in general and their revolutionary struggle for emancipation and liberation from imperialism, feudalism and patriarchalism. We remember and honor millions of women who trailblazed and paved the path for women's liberation movement.

Negative Image: Robert Mugabe through the Lens of Western Propaganda (tags)

If you ever wondered how you came to know what you know about Zimbabwe, here is your chance to find out.

Why We Challenged Barack Obama (tags)

On Friday, August 1st I led a contingent of the Uhuru Movement into Barack Obama’s town hall meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida to raise the question, “what about the black community, Obama?” Without the benefit of a big media budget, our organization attempted to bring the serious issues experienced by African working class people across this country into the national political debate.

Counter Military Recruitment Movement (tags)

This short video focuses on the resistance to a systematic push to recruit young minorities and lower income kids into the military,

Article on UC Santa Cruz actions (tags)

Article on the illegal actions against vivisectors that happened in Santa Cruz, California this past weekend.

Opinion Post on Santa Cruz Underground Actions (tags)

Opinion piece on the recent illegal actions against two vivisectors in Santa Cruz, Ca.

The Dangerous Logic of Blocking Protests in the Name of Electing Democrats (tags)

At a time when the tens of millions of people who have the potential strength to stop this war are being pacified and corralled into a dead-end, what meaning does it have to call oneself “anti-war” if you are not protesting outside the convention? Anyone serious about stopping this whole direction of unjust war, torture and fascist repression should be in the streets.

An Open Letter Regarding the LA Social Forum and Leftist Organizing (tags)

I didn't attend the LASF, but Michael (Novick) seems justified in his disappointment about the makeup of the forum. All movements are helped by the central participation and prioritization of the grass-roots, front-line community defense movements.

"Outreach" or Alliance Building? (tags)

At the end of June, I participated in the "Los Angeles Social Forum," an attempt to hold a unifying gathering of people from many different movements and organizations in Los Angeles (and other parts of southern California) on the model of the World Social Forum and the first US Social Forum held last year in Atlanta.

What Will It Take to Defeat the War? (tags)

On June 28-29, an “Open National Antiwar Conference” was held in Cleveland, called by a newly minted National Assembly to End the Iraq War and Occupation. Over objections from the conference organizers, centrally Socialist Action, the assembly voted to change the name to include reference to the war on Afghanistan, and to emphasize the connection with U.S. backing for the Zionist occupation of Palestine. (The sponsors of the confab were so right-wing that they feared losing “unity” with Democratic Party supporters of Israel and the Afghanistan war!) What did not change at all was the popular-front character of the new outfit, tying it to the bourgeois parties despite the fig leaf of electoral “independence.” Making this utterly clear, it was decided not to call a national antiwar mobilization prior to the November elections explicitly in order to court those forces who wish to aid the Democrats (and therefore want to avoid making problems for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama). Here is the leaflet issued by the Internationalist Group at the conference.

ALB interviews the Cuban Libertarian Movement (tags)

* During mid-June 2008 the Iberian counter-information collective A Las Barricadas www.alasbarricadas.org posed several questions to the MLC www.mlc.acultura.org.ve, an affinity group of Cuban anarchism abroad. The complete text of this interview follows.

PHILIPPINES: Ban Endosulfan! (tags)

Citizens Press for Total Ban on Endosulfan to Put Off “Toxic Time Bomb”

Underground workers movement vs. DCWD, Franklin Baker (tags)

Ka Dan, Captain Danilo Vizmanos, PN (Retired), 79 (tags)

The First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN)-USA pays tribute to retired Navy Captain Danilo “Ka Dan” Vizmanos, military officer turned political activist, who died Monday night (June 23) at the age of 79. Ka Dan Vizmanos had fought martial law and crusaded against the United States military bases in the Philippines, among other patriotic causes. A Philippine Navy captain, a graduate of the famous US Merchant Marine Academy and an expert in submarine warfare, he joined the national democratic movement, blazing a trail for others like him in the military to follow. Upon the declaration of martial law

The Road to Carfreedom and Top Ten Myths (tags)

These articles from Carbusters 2006 are available at www.carbusters.org.

Alternatives to Free Trade: Fair Trade and Beyond (tags)

The global debate around free-trade and its consequences has evolved tremendously in recent years, from tiny circles of leftist critics into a broad international protest movement. Although the movement began to bloom in response to the policies of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the biggest demonstrations have been in response to the now-popular "bi-lateral" free-trade agreements that economically powerful countries sign with poorer nations. Once one has become conscious of the problems created by free-trade agreements, whether they are international or regional, an immediate task presents itself: finding a feasible alternative. Yes, the trade policy advocated by most big business politicians is "free-trade," and yes, this policy has had devastating consequences for working and poor people worldwide, while filling the already-full bank accounts of the rich. But the issue of "free-trade" alone isn't sufficient to fully explain the vast social problems that plague so many countries.

Companero Don White, PRESENTE! (tags)

Don White, PRESENTE! Don is an internationalist like Norman Bethune. He was ever present for Filipino-American issues like the anti-Marcos movement and the Oust Estrada campaign and the oust GMA movement. He always drew paralells with the brutal US-Marcos dictatorship and the atrocious El Salvador military dictatorship that existed at the same time.

Sierra Leone Movement Under Attack! (tags)

Slanderous news media has appeared in a government linked newspaper and a campaign of rumors has been initiated, obviously designed to undermine and isolate the Africanist Movement and its director, Chernoh Alpha M. Bah. Sierra Leoneís neocolonial government is apparently moving to criminalize the Africanist Movement in order to justify jailing and/or otherwise destroying these courageous leaders of our struggle for African self-determination.

BAYAN Philippines & BAYAN USA on Labor Leader Ka Bel (tags)

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan pays its highest tribute to our former chairman, Crispin "Ka Bel" Beltran after his untimely passing on May 20, 2008. We give our most heartfelt condolences to the family, comrades, friends and the millions of supporters who are grieving the loss of an outstanding fighter for national and social liberation and a beloved leader of the Filipino working class and people.

Making it stick (tags)

Richmond trivilized the peace movement

Killtown: discredited 9/11 researcher under attack (tags)

During his six year stint as a 911 researcher, "Killtown" has found fame, some say infamy, over his Shanksville research, the most controversial portion being his assertion Valencia McClatchey's photo, "the End of Serenity", is a fake.

5/7:Massive Chinese American Rally to Support Beijing Olympics, Against US Lies on Tibet (tags)

I know many of them are organized by ordinary Chinese students and workers (which had been completely marginalized by so-called progressive movement for over century--with over 80 such protests had been organized globally over past month, with over hundred thousands participated--it's certainly one of the biggest mobilization in the U.S so far this year (bigger then the 3/19 5th anniversary antiwar protest) and globally.

Struggling for the autonomy of Venezuela’s social movements (tags)

* This editorial comes from issue #53 (May-June 2008) of El Libertario, a Venezuelan anarchist voice of ideas and proposals for action. It confirms our commitment to autonomous social mobilization, which has already begun to express itself through concrete struggles from below, as in the recent steelworkers conflict.

Denying Palestinians Free Movement in the West Bank (tags)

West Bank repression.

May Day March & United Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Join pro-immigrant organizations at a May 1 march and mass rally in downtown Los Angeles to demand full rights for immigrants. The April 7 Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, of which ANSWER is a member, is part of a united front of all major immigrant rights organizations on May 1. There will be two marches that will unite for a mass rally in downtown Los Angeles that day. One will march from downtown and the other from MacArthur Park. Both will step off at 2 pm. This united day of action is an important step for the immigrant rights movement.

AJLPP Sautes the 35th Year of the NDFP (tags)

On behalf of the Filipino American community in the United States and all its allies, we in the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP)consider it fitting and proper to extend warmest greetings to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in celebration of the 35th anniversary of its founding on 24 April 1973 when its 10-Point Program was unfurled and promulgated. We share in the Filipino people's jubilation that the NDFP has won great victories in the application and development of the policy and tactics of the united front in advancing the people's democratic revolution against foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the Philippines.

Why Is Oil More Expensive? (tags)

The reason for the high price of oil is that specualtive capital after the eruption of the US real estate crisis in the summer of 2007 now wreaks its havoc in the oil- and other raw material sectors. Workers have a world to win whose contours can hardly be defined.

Week of Truth - April 16 - April 22, 2008 (tags)

There is a concerted effort underway to break 9/11 Truth into the National Dialogue by pushing a novel- The Shell Game to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list.

SEIU International Attacks Labor Gathering - Conference Goers Assaulted. (tags)

When you are trying to put the movement back into the labor movement, you’re going to meet resistance.

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.

On the 39th Year of the New People’s Army (NPA) and the People’s War in the Philippines (tags)

In the Philippines today, the New People's Army (NPA) is commemorating its 39th year anniversary. Nearly four decades ago, on March 29, 1969, the NPA was founded in a district in Tarlac, Central Luzon, Philippines and resumed the armed struggle to liberate the Filipino people from the clutches of US imperialism, domestic feudalism and the puppet reactionary state.

Anti-War Campaigners Have to Change Electoral Tactics (tags)

‘So?” So said Dick Cheney when asked last week about public opinion being overwhelmingly against the war in Iraq. “You can’t be blown off course by polls.” A few days later, his attitude, about the fact that the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq has reached 4,000, displayed similar levels of sympathy. They “voluntarily put on the uniform,” the vice-president told ABC news. This brick wall of indifference helps explain the paradox in which we in the US anti-war camp find ourselves five years into the occupation of Iraq: anti-war sentiment is as strong as ever, but our movement seems to be dwindling. Sixty-four per cent of Americans tell pollsters they oppose the war, but you’d never know it from the thin turnout at recent rallies and vigils.

Ramona Africa on UhuruRadio.com at 4pm EST (tags)

Free the MOVE 9! Ramona Africa, MOVE Bombing Survivor to Appear on “Solidarity Not Charity” Sunday, March 23rd at 4pm EST

March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)

People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War

ALL OUT: March 15 Mass Protest in LA (tags)

Join Thousands to Protest the War on its 5th Anniversary - Stop the War NOW!

NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION (tags)

NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION Anti-Gentrification Events Throughout LA 3/3-3/9/08

Brazil: urban movement without ceiling (MUST), São José dos Campos, São Paulo. (tags)

they had participated of the act: Party Socialism and Liberty Party Socialist Unificade Workers

Iraq Moratorium: Calling out the dogs (tags)

Iraq Moratorium #6 on Friday, Feb. 15, prompts scores of actions , including manyt in LA area, calling for an end to the war.

The crisis of Kenya and the hypocrisy of the WSF (tags)

*A member of the collective editorship of the Venezuelan publication El Libertario (www.nodo50.org/ellibertario, in Spanish & English) exposes the inconsistencies of the bureaucracy that manipulates the World Social Forum through a reading of their evasive silence with regards to the tragedy that Kenya is experiencing today.

FORUM FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO (tags)

The 2008 Immigration Forum called “Preparing the Fields to Plant the Seeds” was held last Saturday, January 26, 2008 from 12: 00 to 5:00 PM at the Mission Presbyterian Church at 3261 23rd St. in downtown San Francisco, CA. The immigration forum discussed the Dream Act, the Sanctuary Movement, the Kennedy-McCain Proposals and anti-immigrant bashing in the United States. They also discussed the roots and causes of imm9gration. The forum was sponsored by the Faith in the Movement Coalition (FMC) composed by Manos Unidas Community Center of the Mission, Alliance For A Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP), Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) Damayan New York-New Jersey, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, JAC of the Presbyterian Church of the USA, KM Pro People Youth, Grace Urban Ministries and the Mission Presbyterian Church.

best link of 2008 Powerful Secret to Freedom (tags)

In the “Language of Light” the Sacred Prayers of the Universe; Transmissions of the highest heaven will activate your “God Code Points”; Awakening you to your Higher Self and Return to God. Are you ready to be who you came here to be?

Israeli Oppression in Hebron (tags)

A case history.

What Works and What Doesn't In Building A New Workers’ Movement (tags)

There are thousands of activists of one type or another who want to change society and recognize that we need a movement to do that. many of these people are in organizations and groupings, many are in Unions. What is causing the delay in the building of a new movement to throw back the present capitalist offensive. One major factor is the heads of Organized Labor, but they are not the only factor.

Apolitical Direct Action Adopted by Potential Fascists (tags)

We Are Change pushes for The Burrito Project, a copy of Food Not Bombs. This is a threat to anarchism.

Rediscovering the Arusha Declaration and Abandoning the NGO Model: (tags)

Selma James and Andaiye chart a path from the 60s to Tomorrow

Two prominent international women's movement leaders visited Los Angeles in December as a part of a special North American tour. Selma James of London and Andaiye of Guyana spoke to a packed room at the Southern California Library on what we can learn from the past and present of autonomous socialist organizing in the Global South. Both women organize with the Global Women's Strike, which calls for recognition of and payment for all unwaged work, and an end to the twin terrors of poverty and war. The Strike's signature event is an annual work stoppage on International Women's Day, March 8.

Photo by Sidney Ross-Risden: right to left — Selma James, host Margaret Prescod, and Andaiye

Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (part 1) (tags)

“Word began to spread as we researched the school and discovered what we had here was indeed a school of assassins, a school for dictators. These soldiers came here to learn counter insurgency. Who were the insurgency? They were the poor, the religious leaders, labor leaders, and many others. And then when the torture manuals were discovered in the curriculum, that got a lot of front-page coverage. Word began to spread, and our numbers in the movement grew.” -- Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch

Why there is no ceasefire in The Philippines (tags)

It is understandable why there is no ceasefire between the armed forces of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and those of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Uhuru Fights for Education Rights in Florida (tags)

InPDUM demonstration opposes plan to keep African children out of schools in own community!

Liberty City 7 Verdict Announced (tags)

Government frame-up of Liberty City 7 is set back by jury

The Gap and Black Friday (tags)

Building a New Global Movement The Observer's Dan McDougall described their garment shop as, "smeared with filth, corridors flooded with excrement from a flooded toilet." The workers recounted threats and beatings from management to keep their nimble fingers moving.

A Letter from the Interim GM of KPFK (tags)

The current state of KPFK and our commitment to continue providing programming of benefit to the progressive movements in and around Los Angeles

CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL! First National Convergence of the Movement for a Democratic Society (tags)

It was a hectic week for activists in Chicago. There was the Select Media Festival, a Teaching for Social Justice Conference, a SNCC commemoration, the Humanities festival, a National Convention to End the Death Penalty, and Bob Brown’s law-suit against the corporations. Not least, the Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) held its first national convergence at Loyola University, from November 8 through 11 with the participation of the newly inspired SDS, Students for a Democratic Society.

Campesino Activist Assassinated in Brazil by Syngenta's Hired Thugs (tags)

Brazil's Movement of Landless Workers & La Via Campesinos activist camp attacked by hired assassins after protesting Syngenta's GMO/GE biotech crop monopolies..

NOV. 10 SOCIALISM CONFERENCE IN LA (tags)

This Saturday, join us for a Regional Socialism Conference in Los Angeles. There will be workshops, speakers and discussion on building a movement for revolutionary change in the United States.

Chomsky and 911 (tags)

My response to the distribution of Establishment Liberal Coolaid. Don't drink the ELC!

LA and Nationwide: People Hit the Streets to Stop the War (tags)

The October 27 demonstrations represented another important step forward for the anti-war movement in the United States. Over 100,000 people took to the streets in coordinated regional and local protests to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, including well over 10,000 in Los Angeles.

Corporate Disobedience: A Shrill Hysteria in the Fascist Press (tags)

The Bill Maher incident exposes the blanket media censorship of the 9/11 cover up. The violent and reactionary responses to protest expose the fascist mindset endemic in right wing (and other) media.

The Reconstruction Party: A New Political Development (tags)

There is a new political party on the horizon that is attempting to offer working class Blacks, working people in general, and the poor an alternative to the two capitalist parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. Stunned by how little has been done by either capitalist party for anyone who was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans – other than the rich and powerful – the Reconstruction Party was officially launched on September 2 of this year. As a first step, the Party is running Malcolm Suber for City Council in New Orleans. Suber is a former textile worker and auto worker and member of the UAW, and has been active in labor struggles since moving to New Orleans, especially around union organizing. He was a founding member and national organizer of the People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight Coalition, a broad coalition of grassroots groups organized around the demand for the reconstruction of New Orleans under community control. In part, this movement is a response to the ruthless policies implemented by the ruling class in New Orleans. Taking full advantage of the helpless situation of many working people, especially the Black majority of New Orleans, the capitalists have pressed to privatize everything, including schools, health care, and prisons, while at the same time preventing the vast majority of those who were forced to leave from returning to their homes.

North Coast Earth First! needs your help (tags)

North Coast Earth First! outreach and plea for support!

Why is the antiwar movement so weak? (tags)

SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S. invasion was a mistake. Today, that figure stands at 58 percent.

Young woman provides new leadership to African liberation struggle (tags)

Ivory Muhammad, President of Uhuru black rights organization will speak at African People’s Solidarity Day events in Oakland; says police brutality, discriminatory prison rates, the Jena 6 show that African people in the U.S. are still not free

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!

Is The Oregon Truth Alliance "grassroots" or "astroturf"? (tags)

When I first wrote this, I had no idea how close my suspicions might be. Since, I've been told by friends that none other than Nico Haupt has been posting his hysterial guesses about my identity, less than a day later, at his blog: http://www.bloglines.com/blog/ewing2001?id=4026 Mind, not too long ago, they were all certain I was a fat, cigar chomping, FBI agent, so go figure. From a bloke who believes no planes hit the towers on 9/11, this wackiness is to be expected. The "Judy Wood-space beam" crowd will swallow it of course, but the rest of us know better. The desparate attempt to scare me--pathetic that it is- does confirm my research below is not far off the mark, chums...

Rosh Hashana Message: Celebrate Jewish Glasnost! (tags)

Despite a Backlash, Many Jews Are Questioning Israel

The Anti-War Movement, the Troops, & Some Lessons from Vietnam (tags)

Life inside the U.S. military reflects the conflicting class interests in this country, often in its deadliest forms. While technically a “volunteer” military, the great bulk of its recruits come from working class families and are largely joining because of a lack of job and educational opportunities. For them, signing up is a chance to acquire the skills they need to get a decent job once they become civilians, though, in reality, military service has little to offer in this regard. On the other hand, the majority of the military’s professional officers and policy makers come from more privileged layers of the population. For them, the military is a career where they can take their “rightful place” lording over the grunts and climb the ladder as they would if they were working for a corporation or financial institution. Because of this divide in opportunity and expectations, which is rooted in class inequality, the great majority of soldiers are subject to the arrogance, lies, and disregard for their personal well-being at the hands of their superiors, as are workers are to the capitalists in civilian life.

Solidarity Campaign Hosts Revolutionary Speakers from Africa (tags)

The African People's Solidarity Committee has launched a campaign to gain support and resources from the white community for the international African liberation movement. The campaign will culminate in mid-October with a series of events across the U.S. featuring speakers from Africa, multi-media presentations and cultural performances. (see www.apscuhuru.org)

We in the 911 Truth Movement (tags)

Free Speech don't mean squat if no one at the top has to listen.

LABOR DAY SCORECARD 2007 (tags)

COMMENTARY

"Cargo-Cult Leninism" Part Two (tags)

Many so-called "Marxist" organizations today are plagued by "cargo-cult" leninism. They repeat words and phrases without understanding what they really mean. Why do people drink the kool-aid? Because they WANT to believe that things are OK.

judas durazo hands elvira arellano over to bush's ice (tags)

mayday defense committee

Judas Durazo hands over Elvira Arellano Bush’s ICE (tags)

Mayday Defense Committee

$10,000 Penalty For Posters About Political Event ! (tags)

ANSWER Coalition, promoter of some of the largest. most successful Wash DC demonstrations, is threatened with $10,000 fines for posters promoting upcoming demos. This threatens ALL interests that may hope to gather peacefully to express grievances to officals and mainstream public.

NISN Immigrant Conf Ends W/ Successful Adoption 2007-2008 Immigrant Camaign Plan (tags)

3-Days Conference Ends With Successful Adoptions of National Immigrant Solidarity Network 2007 - 2008 Strategic Immigrant Campaign Framework!

Mexico: Stop the repression of the students and Militante (tags)

solidarity with the struggles in Mexico

Africanist Movement establishes program for 2007 Sierra Leone elections (tags)

The Africanist Movement, an organization based in several territories in West Africa, launches its revolutionary national democratic program that will provide solutions for the desperate problems facing African people and expose the neocolonial petty bourgeoisie contending for power through the electoral process. This general campaign is occurring during the election season in Sierra Leone, where in early August members of parliament and a new president will be elected.

Venezuela: Interview with El Libertario (tags)

* Interview with indonesian anarchist journal EMPTY HEAVEN - May 2007 (http://otonomis.org/ -- EMPTY HEAVEN collective website; http://pustaka.otonomis.org/ -- indonesian anarchist/autonomist archive). More info in english & spanish about El Libertario: www.nodo50.org/ellibertario

The 'Choose Black America' Anti-Immigration Ploy: Is Ted Hayes the New Ward Connerly? (tags)

"like Ward Connerly before him, Hayes has been bought and sold to the anti-immigration forces as 'the Blackface' in the movement"

Joint Alliance-Philippines and International ANSWER Statement in Response to Philippine Pr (tags)

The Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) or Alliance-Philippines, and the International ANSWER Steering Committee of which it is a member, strongly denounce Bush “ally” Philippine president Gloria Arroyo for going forward with the implementation of an Anti-Terror Law (ATL), euphemistically called the Human Security Act, in the Philippines. We express our militant solidarity with the progressive forces in the Philippines who will be staging protests against Arroyo in all major cities throughout the country when she delivers her State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23. Besides spinning the usual lies and deceit about her regime’s accomplishments, US “major ally” Arroyo is expected to make the ATL the centerpiece of her SONA.

The MMJ Movement A Story In Pictures (tags)

This story is about the struggle to save Medical Marijuana from the death grip of the DEA.

COUNTDOWN to DICTATORSHIP - 25 days left! (tags)

Bush Outlaws All War Protest In United States AMERICA - YOU ARE 25 DAYS FROM DICTATORSHIP & TYRANNY

Memorial Service for Ferd Eggan (tags)

Ferd Eggan, writer, activist, revolutionary, died 07/07/07 of liver cancer related to AIDS.

Political Crisis in El Salvador (tags)

A political crisis of explosive proportion is looming this week in El Salvador. In an apparent Effort to decapitate the leadership of one wing of the social movement, Salvadoran national police detained and imprisoned leaders of the Association of Rural Communities for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES), a social organization which has worked since the 1980’s with over three hundred organized communities to advocate for their rights. Along with 10 community members, the leaders were placed in “preventative detention” for up to three months pending trial by special tribunal on charges of terrorism.

For a United Anti-War Movement (tags)

The world situation is characterized by extreme political, economic, social, and military instability. Humanity has entered an unprecedented period of wars, revolutions, and counter-revolutions. This is at root a reflection of the crisis of the world capitalist system, with the crisis of U.S. capitalism at its center. Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and the relentless pursuit of profits. This leads to vicious competition between rival capitalists for control of the world's natural resources, markets and labor. Under capitalism, national governments negotiate trade deals, use diplomatic pressure, and often resort to military force to defend the interests of "their" country's corporations.

Los Angeles Moves to Forefront of National Impeachment Movement (tags)

Leaders of the Westside Greens, the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Greens, and the Santa Monica Democratic Club have established the Impeachment Center to provide a facility for phonebanking, letterwriting, and the distribution of lawn signs, bumper stickers and a full range of impeachment action items and related literature.

Bush's man starts work (tags)

on Middle East

Gestapo Kidnappings by I.C.E. Destroying American Lives, Families (tags)

I.C.E. and Homeland Security are partaking in gestapo-like kidnappings/arrests in Orange County. We believe it is a direct attack on the Pro-Immigration Movement and all of our communities. Help is needed! Please Support!

Again, Let the Immigration Debates Commence (tags)

Now that the Immigration Overhaul /Reform Bill or S.B. 1639 is being debated in the Senate, much emotions had been invested in the debate and a lot of sparks have flew and have lighted the dark night of the long wait. The LA Times today, June 26 hit the issue on the head: “ Conservatives continue to brand the legalization plan as amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants they say should be forced to go home. Religious groups have decried the weakened emphasis on family immigration. Immigrant-rights groups complain that temporary workers can never become citizens.

Hollywood Nican Tlaca Rights March (tags)

Thousands of Nican Tlaca (Indigenous People) march to demand full rights. LAPD issues flyers stating "Full Rights For Immigrants". Mexica Movement also protests Disney's El Capitan Theater for racist hate radio and bomb threat against Mexican/Central American community.

Anti-war activists blocking military shipments to Iraq (tags)

It is time to move beyond marches and rallies if we are to stop the war

June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles (tags)

Support the Immigrant Rights Movement June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles Full Rights for All Immigrants! Legalization Now!

Why your revolution is no liberation! (tags)

During the recent weeks and months a spirited debate developed in different German left wing newspapers and groups about the sense or non-sense, the perspectives and the means and goals of the mobilisation against the G8 summit. Different German and Austrian anti-fascist groups started a campaign to criticise a wrong analysis of capitalism widely spread in the anti-globalisation movement. In the context of this campaign several public discussions and lectures were held, a special webpage was set up but above all reader was published that contains a set of basic texts referring to this problem. This reader is available in German and English and will soon also be published in French in order to spread the debate also across other countries. Check it out: www.no-liberation-reader.tk

Denounce the Preset Rotten Elections in the Philippines (tags)

The entire revolutionary movement under its leadership denounce the oppression, exploitation and abuses continually committed by the ruling elite against the Bangsamoro as well as the entire Filipino people. These have been brought to scandalous heights and have become the focus of national attention during the recent elections as systematized coercion, unbridled violence, widespread vote-buying, deprivation of the people’s right to vote, unmitigated cheating and manipulation of the vote count took the place of real elections in Moro areas.

Build a United Anti-War Movement (tags)

After weeks of political show-boating, the Democrats have voted to continue the war in Iraq. Without even the fig leaf of a time line for a partial withdrawal, they have appropriated over $100 billion more public dollars to continue the occupation of Iraq, condemning thousands more Americans and Iraqis to death and dismemberment. This is another $100 billion that will not be used to create jobs, provide health care, or build schools and affordable housing. The total spent on the war now totals over $556 billion. Even the richest nation on earth cannot afford this policy of “guns before butter” forever. Bush is completely discredited, with little popular support and virtually none of his infamous “political capital”. And still the Democrats caved on the one issue that has galvanized the entire country, the one issue that propelled them to Congressional power in the mid-term elections. The message in November was crystal clear: “end the war now!”

GOOD BYE, CINDY SHEEHAN (tags)

COMMENTARY

Philippine-Australia SOFA furthers foreign intervention, fascist terror under Arroyo (tags)

The Philippines revolutionary movement today in a statement posted over the internet scored the Arroyo regime and the Australian government for entering into a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), saying this only furthers foreign military intervention in the Philippines, and also serves to boost the Arroyo regime's fascist repression of the people.

Anti-Immigrant in Black Face? (tags)

drive minutemen from l.a. - stop ted hayes leimert park rally 6/23

AJLPP SUPPORTS FILIPINOS PROTESTS POLL FRAUDS IN MANILA (tags)

The Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP) –USA expresses its militant support and solidarity with the Filipino people's protest in Manila against the US-Arroyo regime, the COMELEC, cheating and violence during the last Philippine elections. This comes as Phillippine media reported that thousands braved strong rains and rallied yesterday near the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), where the national canvassing of votes is being held, to protest what was described as "the Arroyo administration's orchestrated cheating" in the recently-concluded senatorial and local elections.

Protest Poll Fraud near PICC (tags)

Thousands braved strong rains and rallied this afternoon near the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), where the national canvassing of votes is being held, to protest what was described as "the Arroyo administration's orchestrated cheating" in the recently-concluded senatorial and local elections.

People's power and U.S.Plutonium (tags)

Without a mass mobilization of indignant citizen the atomic secrets buried in the caves and bunkers of the Berici Hills around Vicenza would have remained secreted below the loads of cement hastily poured over them. The concrete may have temporarily buried the evidence had not the U.S. military decided to extend their bases and expand these perfect underground storage spaces for more of their weapons of war.

People's Network request for a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, MIWON (tags)

People's Network in Defense of Human Rights requests a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, and MIWON for statements blaming youth and anarchists for police violence.

IMMIGRATION DEBATES UP IN THE US SENATE, NEW SANCTUARY MOVEMENT LAUNCHED IN THE U.S. (tags)

The US Senate, after a long delay will finally begin debates this coming Wednesday, May 16, on the much-awaited comprehensive immigration reform bill that will decide the fate of more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The issue: Amnesty or a guest worker program? Senator Arlan Specter wanted the Senate Bill 2611 to be revived while the White House proposes a very expensive “ temporary guest worker program” The democratic party promised a comprehensive immigration reform that will be favorable to the large immigrant community where it derived its support during the last elections. On the other hand, the traditionally anti-immigrant republican party is trying to win over the conservative sector of the immigrant population by giving a limited reform. President Bush, whose wife is a Mexican, promised an immigration reform bill by the end of this year. Senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain are also bent to revive their own immigration bill that died last year during the Senate debates that gave way to SB 2611 that the Republican controlled lower house killed in 2006. The senate killed the oppressive HR 4437 but gave way to some of its anti-immigrant features in the SB 2611 that did not pass the republican controlled lower house. CDIR Immigrant Rights Update

Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants (tags)

The mass public assault on the May 1st rally and a public raid on migrants at a shopping mall in Chicago shortly before May 1st mark a brutal and highly public escalation in the ruling class's war on migrants. Increased resistance like the upcoming May 17th march to MacArthur Park is exactly what the situation calls for.

May Day Movement 2007 in Modesto (tags)

We are NOT Immigrants was the message at this year’s May Day Movement in Modesto, California. Over 3,000 protestors took to Modesto streets to demand a legalization bill and equal treatment for the millions living in the United States without papers. The turnout was nowhere near the 10,000 to 12,000 that marched in 2006, when the threat of Sensenbrenner’s House Resolution 4437 brought out record numbers across the nation. But the message was more powerful and resolute.

Quicksilver Times: a study in the infiltration and manipulation of alternative media (tags)

Some things change, some don't.

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.

The Mexican Revolution Surges Forward (tags)

Millions of workers and students on strike: report of the first 12 hours of the May 2 strike Just six months after Calderon assumed the presidency and the anti-fraud movement and the APPO were defeated, the situation in Mexico is heating up again. The previous showdown over the elections and the revolutionary struggle in Oaxaca solved nothing. The bourgeois, foolishly, perhaps believed that the working class was finished, and that the struggle was over. They will not be able to maintain that opinion any longer. Carrying on from the magnificent struggles in March against the attacks of the weak Calderón government, a general strike was called earlier this week on May 2 - the first general strike in Mexico since 1916.

Stop the war in Mindanao (tags)

Proof of MNLF coddling Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and Abu Sayyaf (ASG) terrorist groups must be presented; US Troops Out

A Review of Chris Hedges' American Fascists (tags)

Christian Right efforts to make America a theocratic fascist state

Boycott a Univision (tags)

Call to Noticiero Univision

Art and the Oaxaca Commune (tags)

At a time when many US citizens feel powerless to stop the criminal direction of ‘their’ government, the examples of revolutionary movements elsewhere give not only hope, but practical education towards organizing a society where humans outrank profit on the list of social priorities. The ‘Oaxaca Commune’ in Mexico is such an example. For three months, the Mexican state of Oaxaca was controlled by a people’s ‘popular assembly’ that took rapid measures in ousting the corrupt state government and its accomplices within the media and police. The Mexican federal government has since taken severe action in repressing this popular movement, but further organizing and revolutionary momentum has already begun. The huge successes of the movement and its continued political evolution should thus be an inspiration for all those interested in social progress.

ANSWER's LA Office is Moving - Help Us Keep Growing (tags)

ANSWER is moving to a new, bigger office in LA. We need your help to make the move a success!

Immigrants: 50,000 March for Immigration Reform (tags)

More than 50,000 immigrants and immigrant rights advocates filled the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, April 7, 2007, to rally support for fair legislation for immigrants; and to protest against the recent White House plan that will further restrict the rights of immigrants across America. The March and rally was one of the largest in recent months and it further demonstrated the growing momentum of the immigration rights movement.

April 7 Coalition March Rally in Los Angeles Draws 75,000 (tags)

- Amnesty Now! Full Rights for All Immigrants, Now! With these resounding chants, more than 75,000 immigrants and immigrant rights advocates under the banner of the April 7 Coalition marched and rallied for full rights for all immigrants last Saturday, April 7, 2007, in Los Angeles. Unlike the disparate and fewer numbers of mobilized activities last March 25, 2007, the April 7 Coalition march for full rights for all immigrants became one of the largest to be held in Los Angeles after May 1, 2006. This brings a new momentum for the immigrant rights movement in California. The conservative L.A Times estimated the crowd as 10,000 while the Latino Channel 34 estimate of the crowd was 50,000.

notes from new palestine: revolution overturns and destroys everything... (tags)

what is being done is selling the masses capitalism and calling it all liberation and now revolution -- b.u.t. what it really is is using our peoples -- a few select -- from oprah to jay z and obama as a tool to colonize afrika and our minds for the masters. it works well for the bourgeois classes -- for it advances their cause, class and position and therefore them = the 10 to 1% -- for them it is a revolution -- one of privilege and capital and not of movement and the masses.

911 Truth Movement: Only Growing Stronger (tags)

http://www.911blogger.com/node/7665 Someone please translate into Spanish.

Filipino World War II Veterans /JFAV Supports April 7 March & Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Join pro-immigrant organizations Latino Movement USA, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), People's CORE/CDIR and many others, including the ANSWER Coalition, for a march and rally to demand full rights for all immigrants

PAC movie night March 20! Legacy of Torture: The War Against The Black Liberation Movement (tags)

Tuesday March 20, 7pm

Gay Arab activists in Israel forge ahead with plans for a rare public conference (tags)

A rare gathering of openly gay Arab activists is slated to be held in Israel this month, drawing the ire of religious conservatives. Headlined "Home and Exile," the March 28 meeting is meant to spark discussion of homosexuality among Israel's 1 million Arab citizens, said Roula Deeb, a prominent Arab feminist and one of the scheduled speakers.

PESANTE-USA DEMANDS RELEASE OF MAMBURAO 6 (tags)

PESANTE -USA, a Filipino peasant , human rights and environmental advocacy group based in the United States militantly, fully and wholeheartedly supports the call of ther Kilusan ng mga Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KM) demanding the release of all six Mindoro farmers convicted of killings brothers Paul and Michael Quinto in 1997. KMP or the Philippine Peasant Movement also accused the government of using “divide-and-rule” tactics to bail out administration ally Jose Villarosa, a former congressman.

THe Takeover of the Minuteman Project (tags)

THE PUPPETEER TAKES THE REINS

AJLPP –USA Condemns the latest killing of ANAKPAWIS Provincial Coordinator (tags)

-The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) –USA condemn in the most strongest terms possible the brazen killing of Renato “Atong” Pacaide, general secretary of the peasant organization, NAMDDS. a chapter of the KMP ( Peasant Movement of the Philippines and Provincial Coordinator of party list group ANAKPAWIS last March 2, 2007

RNC 2008 Call to Action (tags)

a call to action against the 2008 RNC in Minnesota

BTL:Massive Antiwar Protest Underscores Movement's New Power (tags)

Report on antiwar protest in Washington, D.C. produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Uphold the Militant and Revolutionary Tradition of the FQS, Remember Mendiola, 1970! (tags)

-MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT! With these as the battle cry, on January 30 and 31, 1970, during the indignation marches and rallyist, angry students and youth defending themselves again from unprovoked attacks by the military and police as well as water-housing firemen stormed the gates of Malacanang. Using a captured fire engine, the rammed the gates and made it inside the compound of the palace.

150,000 March Against Iraq war on Jan. 27 in Wash, DC (tags)

Message of “Impeach Bush” fills the streets around Congress Next Step: March on the Pentagon Saturday, March 17th

L.A.'s Jan. 27th antiwar march (tags)

Photos from the massive downtown Los Angeles antiwar march and rally. Local television stations reported between 5 and 7 thousand demonstrators. The antiwar movement is once again on the march - and this time we're not stopping until the troops come home!

Feb 2-4: Gathering for "Barricade the War Machine" Actions (tags)

From Feb 2-4 Pittsburgh anti-war activists will host a weekend-long gathering to provide information and a forum for dialogue about direct action protests taking place in Pittsburgh on March 2. It is also intended to include social time for movement building and creating personal and organizational relationships.

This Article Likely From Pentagon’s Internet Psy-Ops Division (tags)

This article, “Boycott All UFPJ and IA Activities” is on every Indy media site and is likely part of the Pentagon's new Internet Psy-Ops Department.

Boycott All UFPJ and IA Activities (tags)

This weekend's so-called peace rally in Washington D.C. will simply amount to aa enormous waste of time

Feb 2-4: Gathering for "Barricade the War Machine" Actions (tags)

From Feb 2-4 Pittsburgh anti-war activists will host a weekend-long gathering to provide information and a forum for dialogue about direct action protests taking place in Pittsburgh on March 2. It is also intended to include social time for movement building and creating personal and organizational relationships.

THE CALIFORNIA ANTI-WAR SOLDIERS MUST NOT STAND ALONE (tags)

IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ

Make Capitalism History (tags)

The iron fist of McDonald Douglas protects the soft fist of McDonalds. Militarism is the back side of capitalism. We must resist normalization of war and militarization of foreign policy. Love for life and the future can change priorities and perspectives.

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) Year-End Report, 2006 (tags)

The year 2006 was a fruitful and a meaningful year for Filipino World War II Veterans and their advocates. The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) started the year with a collective action and ended it with a Christmas celebration. JFAV was formed in December 16, 1998 in Los Angeles. It took over from the December 7 Movement (D7M) that started the veterans movement gfor recogntion, justice and equity campaign with the first mass action infront of the Westwood Federal building on Decmber 7, 1993. Now JFAV is composed of 32 youth and student organizations, 25 community organizations and 5 veterans organizations based in Southern California and a network all over the United States. We in JFAV take this opportunity not only to report our activities and greet our activist and advocates a new year, but to thank everybody for a year well done and accomplished!

Historic Danish Anarchist Center Faces Destruction (tags)

Undomgshuset, an historic Scandanavian anarchist youth center located in the an historic leftist/communist building, is slated for destruction by the new owners, an ultraconservative Christian sect.

BTL:Peace Movement Vows to Resist Bush Escalation of Iraq War (tags)

Interview with Gordon Clark, communications director with Peace Action, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Join Revolutionaries Delegation to Venezuela (tags)

The objective of US - Venezuela Bolivarian Exchange is to build bridges between the Bolivarian movement in Venezuela and the social justice movement in the United States, facilitating exchanges of delegations between community-based organizations from each nation.

Campamento Zapatista (tags)

Against the repression in Oaxaca, Anti-capitalist class struggle! (tags)

For several months the town of Oaxaca, capital of the Mexican State of the same name, has been the center (of a movement) of important struggles which have undergone (or suffered) repeated attacks by the forces of repression (police, army and paramilitary) with many victims: at the end of November the toll was 22 dead and 34 disappeared.

A Tribute to Dr. Ochie Baes- A True People’s Artist (tags)

The Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)-USA and all his comrades and friends in the United States, pay tribute to the departed Dr. Ochie Baez and express profound condolence to his family and relatives. Ka. Ochie studied, worked and has been a stalwart of the Philippine movement in the United States ever since he emigrated to the continent in 1982 as an exchange student in the state of Minnesota where he got his doctorate degree.

March 17--March on Washington --and Stay there (tags)

The Decisive Battle this Spring - The Challenge for the Antiwar Movement Forcing Congress to vote to cut off further war funding is the defining issue for the antiwar movement this spring and it is a struggle that we can win if we are bold enough to take it seriously

A Tribute to Dr. Ochie Baez- A True People’s Artist (tags)

The Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)-USA and all his comrades and friends in the United States, pay tribute to the departed Dr. Ochie Baez and express profound condolence to his family and relatives. Ka. Ochie studied, worked and has been a stalwart of the Philippine movement in the United States ever since he emigrated to the continent in 1982 as an exchange student in the state of Minnesota.

Reparations Movement Wins Historic Victory in Legal Arena (tags)

On December 13th, the US Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld fraud claims brought by African Americans against 15 major US banks, insurers, and transportation companies that concealed their slave trading histories from consumers. Judge Richard Posner said that a seller of goods who hides his company's slave trading history because he's afraid of losing customers is "guilty of fraud."

AFP's new "holistic counter-insurgency plan" will victimize more ordinary and in (tags)

The revolutionary forces in the Philippines thorugh their spokesperson issued a statement today that the new oplan- BANTAY LAYA II "will be more vicious in their effort to catch the fish by totally draining the water."

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.

Interview - Flavio Sosa member of the Collective Direction of the APPO (tags)

The repression has been permanent, has talked nonsense against the main houses of the managing ones of the Appo, has made irruptions in several addresses. He is terrible, seems one black novel. Ulises Ruiz has made of the terror practical politics. It acts is through the police who using sicari. USA also of the judges in order to make to imprison activists with false imputations.

Uprising Radio on Mumia Abu-Jamal after 25 years (tags)

Uprising Radio: 25th anniversary of Mumia’s Arrest http://uprisingradio.org/home/?p=987 GUEST: Hans Bennett, Philadelphia based photo-journalist who has been documenting the free-Mumia movement. View his new series on Mumia published in the weeks leading up to December 9: http://hbjournalist1.googlepages.com/ms

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!!! (tags)

Submit an article/letter on your views of the 1960s for our book!

Capital Fears: US Corporations Threaten Investment Restrictions (tags)

Qualitative growth is an alternative to quantita-tive growth. Our culture rich in things is poor in soul. Instead of welcoming criticism, we make competition and inequality into dogmas, normalize war and militarize foreign policy.

5ht Day in Oaxaca - A Report (tags)

November 17, 2006 Today I started out visiting a local health clinic here in Oaxaca, La Clinica del Pueblo, an absolutely amazing place that serves the poor people of Oaxaca.

4th Day in Oaxaca - A Report (tags)

The following is a report from a US citizen, in Oaxaca to witness the events here. Please remember that I am just a US person here to show solidarity. The real work, and the real revolution, is with the Oaxacan and Mexican people.

Many days in Oaxaca (tags)

Xochitl, a medic from somewhere in North America, has been writing reports from Oaxaca where she has been teaching and learning on the streets with the people in their struggle. This is the latest of a series of reports about what she has seen.

Human's rights crisis in Oaxaca (tags)

Mexican government keeps using represion and terror against Oaxaca's population. APPO makes desperate calls for action and solidarity.

The Crack Cocaine of the Nativists Movement (tags)

Ending Birthright Citizenship, the Crack Cocaine of the Nativists Movement

Unity against Laguna Beach minutemen (tags)

A few photos of what has become too usual at the Laguna Beach Day Labor Center.

Einstein says.. (tags)

That this lot are a bunch of dangerous fascists.

Proposals for APPO Congress (tags)

These proposals presented to the APPO Constitutional Congress held from Friday to Sunday, November 10-12, are based on traditional indigenous horizontal structures.

The KKK and Immigration with Links to the Minutemen (tags)

The KKK were the first to have a border patrol.

¡Oaxaca Valiente! (tags)

Saturday, Angelenos walked in unity with the struggle to end the government invasion of Oaxaca.

Chronology of Events in Oaxaca and Mexico (tags)

A brief report from Gustavo Esteva, Oliver Frohling and myself of what is happening in Oaxaca, to add more information, yesterday november the 2nd. the people resist an attempt of the Federal Police to take the university and shot down the radio station that is the comunication sistem of the movement against the local governor. please share it with does that could be interested. love to all Sergio Beltrán (yeyo)

11/01 Demonstration of Oaxacans and Supporters at Mexican Consulate, with Audio Interview (tags)

Several hundred members of Oaxacan indigenous groups and their supporters picketed the Mexican Consulate today in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca. Afterward, APPO/LA member Odelia Romero provided a 10 minute interview in English explaining the nature of the Oaxacan movement and its local support groups (included).

Celebrate the Liberation of Assata Shakur (tags)

November 2, 2006 is the 27th anniversary of the liberation of Assata Shakur from Clinton Correctional Facility in New Jersey.

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the October 24th Movement of 1966 (tags)

The First Quarter Storm Network-USA (FQSN) militantly commemorate the forty years anniversary of the October 24 Movement of 1966. We pay the highest homage to that movement participants living or departed that shook the foundations of the rotten and anti-people system in the Philippines that supported the US aggression in Vietnam and other parts of the world.

Filipino Activists protest Charter change, killings in Mendiola (tags)

Thousands of FIlipino protesters led by the militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP-The Philippine Peasant Movement) marched Friday to denounce President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's campaign to amend the constitution and what they said was a spate of political killings in the Philippines. The Philippine Peasant Support Network(Pesante-USA) expressed solidarity with this nationwide mass action in the Philippines. As a Filipino peasant advocacy group, Pesante was formed in the U.S in 1991 and is a member of the Aliiance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP).

Israel engaged in more terror (tags)

Not only has there not been any significant improvement in Palestinian movement in recent months but the number of Israeli checkpoints and other obstacles has actually increased, hindering access to essential services, according to the latest United Nations update published today.

Against the Decadent Empire (tags)

The block free movement under Cuban leadership may develop into the crystallization point for globalization critics. "A Better World Is Possible." "Terrorism may not be equated witht he legitimater struggle of the people for national liberation against foreign rule and occupation."

A New Movement is Born - Congratulations Democrats NOW Do Your JOB !! (tags)

Republicans have sold their souls and are unreachable by anyone who doesn't have millions for their campaign coffers. The Democrats appear to be poised to gain some power. We watched the Democrats allow the 2000 election to be stolen by allowing black voters to be disenfranchised in Florida. Did you see Farenheit 911? Not one Democratic Senator would stand up with the black caucus. I watched the Democrats stand by and leave Cynthia McKinney dangling when she found the courage to demand of Rumsfeld "Where's the $2.3 trillion you lost?" and "Investigate 9/11." So, where are we. We have a weak opposition party that has performed dismally. One that finally may gain some power. One that may not do anything with that power unless they wake up with 1 or 2 million demands from us citizens that something be done to change our country for the better forever. CongratulationsDemocratsNOWdoYourJob.com is a vehicle to make that happen.

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.

VIVA NATIONAL CITY (tags)

Below is a shout out from San Diego area activists to join them at 12:00 p.m. this Saturday, as the mayor of National City proclaims that immigrants are welcome in their city. The organizers of the sanctuary movement have asked that all supporters of immigrants' rights come to National City and defend the right of people to live without harrassment and fear of police interference in their daily lives. The Minutemen, led by Jim Gilchrist, have vowed to protest this event with a major Southern California mobilization of 400 Minutemen to the streets of little National City. Their intent, as always, is to provoke hatred and racism through the media; if human rights supporters can mobilize to defend National City, the Minutemen will be exposed.

chains for cheeny movement (tags)

operation restore democracy usa chains for cheeny movement as of now i wish to accuse the president of the united states george bush as well as the vice president dick cheeny of treason against the usa and it's citizens. I want to confront them in a public forum face to face in whatever constitutinal manner permited to defend these acusations, and as quickly as the constitution permits.

National boycott action targets Irish stores selling Israeli goods (tags)

Shops and supermarkets across Ireland were picketed on Saturday as the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) commemorated the anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacres with a National Boycott Israel Day.

Arroyo regime has a malicious view of the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations (tags)

The highest officials of the Arroyo regime, especially executive secretary Eduardo Ermita, chief of staff Mike Defensor and presidential adviser Jesus Dureza, have repeatedly declared that there is no need to resume the formal talks between the GRP and NDFP negotiating panels but that the office of the presidential adviser on the process will coordinate with local units of the GRP to stage localized negotiations with elements that they hope to attract from the local forces of the revolutionary movement.

Chomsky Fears 9/11 Debate (tags)

When questioned about his stance on the 9/11 issue, Chomsky timidly regurgitates the official line by saying that the version we are force-fed by the mainstream media is "pretty much what happened. He claims that he hasn't seen any "credible evidence" to suggest otherwise.

Ecoanarchists help reclaim southcentral farm (tags)

The destructive bulldozer raid by real estate developer Ralph HorowitzCo. & LA Sheriffs' on LA's southcentral community farm only resulted in strengthening the resistance and improved networking between sc campesino farmers, ecoanarchists and permaculture communities..

911 Truth Movement Demo in Westwood (tags)

The 911 Truth Movement is growing as increasing numbers of people are losing trust with this nation's state sponsored corporate media.

Operation Expose the Government Terrorists 2 (tags)

A warning of a possible false-flag operation

The Meaninglessness of Actiivism/Slacktivism (tags)

Do you (or anyone else out in the mental wasteland known as the world leader, the beacon of democracy, the land of opportunity – Nazi America) have a view, a perspective, a politics, an interest, a truth, a belief, - or anything you will stand for, die for?

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.

Quinta MegaMarcha photos and SlideShow: Por un Oaxaca Mejor (tags)

SlideShow of photos taken on September 1st, 2006, during Oaxaca's 5th MegaMarcha which started in the community of San Felipe and ended at the zócalo in the center of Oaxaca City. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets and marched to demand the immediate departure of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO), liberation for political prisoners, the cancellation of 70 government arrest warrants for people involved in the leaderless Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO, by its Spanish initials) movement and the desire for popular governance. (4:22 minutes / 6.5 MB)

Lebanon in Context: An Interview with Bilal El-Amine (tags)

The heart of why Israel is such a source of instability and wars in the region is because its very foundation was at the cost of hundreds of thousands of people - Israel was founded on stolen land and it is in continuous confrontation with all of the people around it. We have to find a way of removing that source of friction and aggression and the only way is to address the Palestinian question and all of the outlying problems that have developed from that, including Israel's occupation of Syrian and Lebanese land.

LABOR DAY SCORECARD-2006 (tags)

TOUGH TIMES FOR THE AMERICAN LABOR MOVEMENT -AND THAT AINT NO LIE

September 2006: National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

The Four Pillars of Wisdom for 911 Truth (tags)

A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer looks at four key principles that should guide the 911 Truth Movement on its road to becoming a majority movement. The opportunities for 911 truth have never been greater -- nor have the perils.

Oaxaca media under violent attack (tags)

Paramilitaries and police in Oaxaca have begun a violent campaign to shut down all media operations critical of the Ulises Ruis regime.

The Significance of Two August 21st Incidents in Philippine History (tags)

Like the rising number of political killings, the August 21, 1983 Aquino assassination remains unsolved. Despite the court findings which sent several military men involved in Aquino’s murder to jail, the people still believe that the real masterminds are still scot-free, and are still in the limelight, and are enjoying their loot in their unperturbed ostentatious style. As we join our voice with all of those who work for a just and lasting peace and fight for justice, the FQSN-USA remembers these historical incidents to remind the Filipino community in the United States that we still face the enemies of the people responsible for these crimes. It is our duty not to let them go unpunished. We will never forget. We will continue to struggle against political amnesia and always uphold the truth.

What Next for the American Antiwar Movement? (tags)

Therefore the anti-war movement must prepare for a new round of mobilizations this fall and be prepared to respond to new emergencies. Three-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the anti-war movement must put itself on a new footing. We must build a movement that stands for self-determination, rejects vilification of Islam and openly embraces Arabs and Muslim forces, fights to cut ties with Israel and severs its allegiance to the Democratic Party. This will not happen overnight, but the people of Lebanon and Gaza have paid too high a price in their own blood for us to not take these lessons to heart here in the belly of the beast.

Victor Thorn and Lisa Guliani -- False Friends to 911 Truth (tags)

A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer who has spent the last three years tracking and interdicting Bush administration terror plans exposes the double-dealing side of the alternative media, focusing on the Wing TV team of Victor Thorn and Lisa Guliani, who have deliberately sabotaged the ongoing efforts by the 911 Truth Movement to spread word to endangered areas of possible pending 911's.

RED ALERT CALLED IN OAXACA (tags)

In these moments, - via radio broadcasts from the brave Oaxacan women who peacefully occupied the Channel 9 TV station last tuesday - APPO calls for a RED ALERT in order to reinforce all current blocking of local, state and federal government buildings and Channel 9 amidst the threat of intense police activity in the states capitol.

Occupation, not democracy! (tags)

This leaflet was distributed during the second week of the occupations and in the 10000 people demonstration in Thessaloniki. Its content was determined by what we saw then as the major weaknesses of the movement, i.e. the adherence to democratic procedures and generally to a democratist ideology along with the absence of any critique of schoolwork and of the media’s mediating role.

Power and Powerlessness (tags)

Many fear Israel's terror machine encouraged by the pathological, indictable George W Bush. Might does not make right. Military logic is helpless in solving political conflicts. How sad the UN is instrumentalized to legitimate aggression!

500 Women Take Over TV Station in Bloodless Coup Against State/Corporate Media (tags)

author: The women of Oaxaca Rock!

7/28-30 NGIS Conference: A Success & Milestone for the Immigrant Rights Movement! (tags)

Yesterday We Marched Today We Organized Tomorrow We'll Achieve Our Dreams and Goals!

No Blood for Oil - Sign the Voter's Pledge (tags)

"No More Oil Wars-- Clean Energy Now!" This popular sentiment must find expression in government policy, and it is our job this fall to make every candidate running for Congress understand that this is what our people want. We should be circulating the VotersForPeace Pledge which declares that those signing "will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign." We must make visible this popular desire for peace, a rapid transition to clean energy and justice.

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.

CSPAN to broadcast 9/11 Truth Conference!! (tags)

author: Truthseeker

Dismantle the US-Arroyo Fascist Puppet Regime, Resume Peace Negotiations Now! (tags)

For the sixth time, the fake president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will deliver her State of the Nation Address (SONA) as the traditional year-end report to elucidate new policies like all Philippine presidents do. But her sixth SONA will no different from her previous ones: all the high-tech glitz and fanfare in the world will not be able to hide its emptiness and utter lack of credibility

Another World is Possible! (tags)

Globalization from above is a barbaric system impoverishing the majority of people and destroying the earth. We need another economic globalization, a globalization from below in the interests of the earth and the poorest.

Declaration of Peace Sets Sept. 21-28 National Actions (tags)

Peace Movement Sets Sept. 21 Deadline for US Plan to Chart New Course on Iraq – Thousands to Take Action if Plan Not Established

Hawaiian FREEDOM (tags)

"Hawaiian by birth". "American by force"

MEXICA MOVEMENT LAUNCHES DISNEY BOYCOTT (tags)

Disney’s white supremacist radio talk show hosts incite a bomb threat against children and promote smallpox genocide against Indigenous People.

Political Parties and Corporations Unite to Co-opt Immigrants Rights Movement. (tags)

July 10, 2006 Political parties and corporations unite to co-opt the immigrants rights movement.

Press Conference to Denounce LAPD Brutality (tags)

Say No to Police Brutality Against Immigrant Rights Protestors in Hollywood

Criticism as a Weapon (tags)

E. San Juan's recent book, ONLY BY STRUGGLE (Quezon City: Giraffe Books), represents one of the most important progressive voices in the movement for national democracy and liberation in the Philippines. This review highlights some noteworthy themes of the work.

WOT: Eight Theses on the Destiny of the Concept of Workers' Rule (tags)

These eight theses are the first installment of "Seventeen Theses on the Destiny of the Revolution in Communications and the Concept of Workers' Rule". ... brought to you by the "Weapon of Transparency" channel.

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.

Fight British Criminalisation of Irish Republican Political Prisoners! (tags)

Irish Republican Political Prisoners Protest

Report Back from Mexico City and Toluca, Mexico 06-28-06, 06-29-06 (tags)

I stayed in Mexico until the 29th of June, and wanted to stay until the 3rd but was unable to change my flight (due to the lack of funds). This is the last report back. Now that Im back home in Los Angeles I will work on translating these into Spanish so that other communities and the people in Mexico that I met will have a chance to read them as well. A friend also talked about helping me turn the reports into a pamphlet. I like to think of the reports as a look into the struggles of Mexico right before the elections.

Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from the Struggles in Mexico 06/16/06-06/29/06 (tags)

The following is a correspondence from joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.

911 Truth and Texas Terror (tags)

This important article by Captain Eric May, founder of the renowned cyber-intelligence antiwar group, Ghost Troop, was published in abridged form by the Lone Star Iconoclast, which is the paper of record for Crawford, Texas, where George W. Bush has his summer residence. It is most striking because it analyzes the dangers of a Bush terror strike in the near future, stating that Texas is the foremost target. What was published by the Iconoclast is an abridgement of the original. As you'll find from what's below, this original version contains invaluable insights on the latest advances of the American 911 Truth Movement. It is also quite specific as to the debt the "infowar" community of 911 researchers (Captain May included) owe to Indymedia.

Palestinian Choices and an action alert on Gaza (tags)

...a luta continua

Willy Brandt's Norwegian Exile (tags)

Willy Brandt warned against identifying National Socialism with the people of Germany. "Hitler is not Germany" was an article from September 1938.. "Socialism must be built on freedom and democracy if it deserves its name."

Investigate the Conspiracy Nazis! (tags)

Should we investigate the "Truth Seekers"?

San Andreas fault 'set for huge quake' (tags)

The southern end of the San Andreas fault near Los Angeles, which has not had a major rupture for more than 300 years, is under immense stress and could produce a massive earthquake, a new study said.

Joaquin Cienfuegos: Live from the Struggle in Mexico – Days 1 and 2 (tags)

The following is a correspondence from Joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.

Sir No Sir, a Fim Review (tags)

A Review of the new documentary on the anit-war movement among Vietnam era soldiers.

URGENT: Take Action to Support US Military Officer Refusing Iraq War (tags)

BOYCOTT WAL-MART! (tags)

THE RACE TO THE BOTTOM STOPS HERE!

STOPPING WW3 - We're all we got, Baby! (tags)

Easy actions anyone can take to prevent future US pre-emptive agressive war.

Help Us with a Book about Indymedia (tags)

This book would not attempt to be the definitive statement on Indymedia. Rather, it would be an overview of some of the triumphs and struggles of the network over the past five-and-a-half years. Its entries would range from dramatic, stream-of-thought, first-person pieces to more analytic chapters on the meaning of Indymedia. The book, while thoughtful, would avoid being overly academic and would be graphic/picture heavy. For full proposal, see: http://www.indybook.org

Worldwide Wars and Anti-Military Options (tags)

The author suggersts three reasons for the nerve-wracking calm in Germany: 1) objective and very cruel mass unemployment, 2) self-stigmatization and 3) people don't think there is anything to share. At the end he urgers: Be IMI-Instinctively Mainstream Ignoring.

NDFP condemns cowardly murder of Ka Teroy Llamas (tags)

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) strongly condemned Monday the cowardly murder of Sotero "Ka Teroy" Llamas and the almost daily killings of leaders and members of the left movement, political party lists, the media and the church, which it said is perpetrated by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's deat squads. In a statement issued by Luis Jalandoni, chairperson of the negotiating panel of the NDFP, he stated that Ka Teroy served as adviser to the negotiating panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). As adviser to the NDFP, Ka Teroy was covered by the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) signed by both the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. As holder of JASIG, Ka Teroy should be protected by the JASIG.

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...

7/28-30 Washington DC: National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)

Together, We Build A New National, Broad-Based, Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movement!

Down with Senate Bill 2611! (tags)

In recent months millions of immigrants have been in the streets protesting the vicious attacks that Bush and Congress are preparing to legislate against them, while local governments also formulate attacks. Behind this reactionary onslaught is the fact that the capitalists want immigrant labor, but they want it without rights so that they can more profitably exploit it. They know that without the same rights as other workers the immigrant workers have little chance in effectively resisting the rotten wages and conditions they impose on them. And they know that lack of rights makes it very difficult for immigrant workers to actively support and participate in strikes and other struggles of the "legal" U.S. workers.

My Adventure Presenting Animal Rights Philosophy to the FBI (tags)

The FBI paid me to fly to the Washington D.C. area to lecture law enforcement executives and managers from around the world about animal rights philosophy.

Gold Star Mother Urges Americans to Sign the Voters Pledge (tags)

No More Pro-War Candidates, No More Wars of Choice

ANSWER-LA Summer Internships - Apply Today (tags)

Become an intern with the ANSWER Coalition in Los Angeles this summer. Help build the independent people's movement against war and racism and for immigrant rights!

Down with Senate Bill 2611! (tags)

The reactionary features of this anti-immigrant bill are crystal clear. Renewed mass struggle is needed. Full rights for all immigrants!

Detained Philippine lawmaker files resolution vs. repressive US immigration bills (tags)

Activist Philippine lawmaker Rep. Crispin Beltran recently filed House Resolution 1263 urging the Philippine government to support the call of millions of Filipinos and migrants of other nationalities in the US and actively oppose the passage of the racist and repressive Sensenbrenner-King bill and other similar proposals.

Micheal O'Riordan. Facing political facts (tags)

Micheal O'Riordan, the leader of the Irish Communist party has just died. He was one of the Irish men who fought in the Spanish civil war against Franco. This gave him a certain aura. In the past ten years he has become a sort of warm and fuzzy symbol for the social democratic left, and the leadership of such outfits as Sinn Fein. The correspondence on Indymedia in Ireland about him is pretty much subservient. What a wonderful and determined man of the left he was; along these lines. In order to bring some balance to the discussion I sent the comments below to Irish Indymedia. I felt that it was necessary to take a stand. It is not acceptable to let the lives of the millions of workers and revolutionaries who were slaughtered by Stalinism to go unmentioned. Nor can it be ignored that Stalinism was a catastrophe in other ways. Its disastrous failure ushered in the new capitalist regimes in the former Stalinist world with all the horrors these are bringing with them.

Judaism And Zionism Are Not The Same Thing (tags)

The Zionist movement created the Israeli state. The latter is a persuasion less than one hundred years old. Its essential goal was and is to change the nature of the Jewish people from that of a religious entity to a political movement. From Zionism's inception the spiritual leaders of the Jewish people stood in staunch opposition to it.

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

Adherents of Zionism believed that the Jewish people had an inherent and inalienable right to Palestine. Religious Zionists stated this in biblical terms, referring to the divine promise of the land to the tribes of Israel. Secular Zionists relied more on the argument that Palestine alone could solve the problem of Jewish dispersion and virulent anti-Semitism. Weizmann stated in 1930 that the needs of 16 million Jews had to be balanced against those of 1 million Palestinian Arabs: "The Balfour Declaration and the Mandate have definitely lifted [Palestine] out of the context of the Middle East and linked it up with the world-wide Jewish problem....The rights which the Jewish people has been adjudged in Palestine do not depend on the consent, and cannot be subjected to the will, of the majority of its present inhabitants." This perspective took its most extreme form with the Revisionist movement. Its founder, Vladimir Jabotinsky, was so self-righteous about the Zionist cause that he justified any actions taken against the Arabs in order to realize Zionist goals.

The Border War Comes Home (tags)

With our lives and community on the line it is time to take the struggle for migrant's rights to a new stage - Resistance.

A Perfect Mother's Day Gift:Create a Peace Movement That Ends the Iraq Occupation (tags)

Join Cindy Sheehan and Ray McGovern 1pm at the White House then march to Rumsfeld's house May 18.

Letter to comrade Edward (The Road to Information War) (tags)

A longer-term view of the tasks of building anti-imperialist and revolutionary organization in the U.S. in the early 21st century: (1) Work to build an open community of activists (2) Develop national reach via the internet (indymedia newswires, email lists, etc) (3) Develop theoretical tools that will allow us to think about and talk about our long-term goal

Protest at the Mexican consulate Monday to Saturday 6:30 - 8 AM! Walmart on Sunday (tags)

6:30-8:00 am en el Consulado Mexicano (Monday to Saturday) 12:00pm - Walmart 17150 e. Gale Ave, La Puente (Sunday)

"Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" (tags)

For May 1, 2006, "A Day Without An Immigrant", Women Say "Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" A massive movement of grassroots women and men, workers and students, on the streets in the US is demanding that their work be counted and that this be reflected in what they are entitled to.

What we can learn from the immigrants rights march (tags)

Two days after May Day's mobilization of immigrants and their supporters, Ricardo Alarcon, President of Cuba's National Assembly, took a look at the marches and drew some conclusions. for the struggle for a better world everywhere.

What Alex Jones-- Promoter of the 9/11 "Truth" Event in LA-- Said About Mexican (tags)

The scenes you will witness on the streets of America over the next few days do not illustrate a 'new civil rights movement' but an invading army of militant foreigners bankrolled and supported by predominantly white rich Neo-Cons and Neo-Libs who are using the different Mexican race groups as a vice to crush the sleeping American middle class.

Argentina:Social Movements and Alternative Media (tags)

Join Marie Trigona at the East Side Cafe for a look at alternative media in Latin America, Argentina’s occupied factory movement and the challenges posed by current “progressive” governments in Latin America.

¡Somos Milliones! We are millions! (tags)

The May Day outpouring, which was called the “Gran Paro Americano / Great American Strike” or “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes / A Day Without Immigrants” was, though in a partial form due to the minimal organized participation of most trade unions, a general strike: by all measures a momentous political advance for the working class.

The Price of the Ticket (tags)

The Price of the Ticket Immigrants on the march today threaten to go the way of the Irish, the Italian and the Jewish: they may pay the price of the ticket for American citizenship by yielding to a racial hierarchy that leaves Blacks at the bottom.

A Letter of Thanks from an Undocumented Immigrant (tags)

Hello Friends, First of all, I would like to take the opportunity to THANK everyone who supported the marches and the boycott on behalf of all my immigrant sisters and brothers.

Se puede? Not by protest alone (tags)

It only took a day for the effect of the immigration protests to be known. On May 2nd politicians from both parties gave a wealth of interviews and speeches that clarified their positions: nothing had changed. In fact, many had remarked that the protest had a ‘backlash effect’, hardening and inflaming the already conservative opinions of Republicans, while dulling the already flimsy stance of Democrats. Trent Lott, in speaking for many on the right, implied that a massive deportation sweep during the protests would have been appropriate, given that “we had ‘em all in a bunch”. On the other side of the isle, Diane Feinstein gave a more passive response to the protests, representing the unaffected character of most Democrats to the millions who appeared in the streets; the passionate outcry from the masses was referred to as ‘counterproductive’, since protesting does not “changes votes on the floor of the senate”— the latter point is certainly true, becoming more obvious as pro-immigration and anti-war protests continue to draw millions, but fall onto deaf ears in Congress. Demonstrations, boycotts, protests, or any other indication of public opinion has proven unable to sway the actions of either party. The façade of the two-party system is unveiling itself with impressive speed as social tensions near the boiling point.

Minutemen - Enforcers of Death on the Border & Promoters of Racist Hatred (tags)

By Luciente Zamora

The U.S. government is enforcing, and trying to pass even worse laws that force immigrants even deeper into the shadows by criminalizing undocumented people and denying them basic services.

Alongside this increasing, inhumane repression, the powers-that-be are promoting an anti-immigrant, nativist, fascist movement throughout the U.S. This vigilante movement is persecuting and hunting down immigrants along the border region, and has also been organizing forces in major cities like Los Angeles and Chicago and counties throughout Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Among this fascist nativist movement, the Minutemen have emerged as a prominent vigilante group that has been gaining notoriety and legitimacy as expert guests on reactionary news channels like Fox and other mainstream media outlets like CNN.

Enrique Morones, whose group the Border Angels puts water through the desert for migrants, has been actively speaking out against the Minutemen and other vigilantes like Ranch Rescue, American Patrol, the Barnett Brothers, among others. Morones says that although the Minutemen are not an organization of thousands, as they often claim, the Minutemen and the increased militarization of the border are responsible for an increase in migrant deaths.

In a phone interview with Revolution, Morones said, “Before Operation Gatekeeper, which was implemented in 1994, there was one estimated death along the border every month. Since then, an estimated 4,000 people have died trying to cross the border.” He told Revolution that 4,000 bodies have been accounted for, but that the realistic number might be considerably higher, “possibly as much as 10,000 deaths.”

It is difficult to measure the exact numbers because while some skeletons and scattered bones are found in the desert, many of the deceased bodies are never found.

May Day 2006 - We Have Made History! And the Next Step (tags)

Today was one of the most important days in U.S. history: tens of millions of immigrants, activists and allies in over 200 cities from across the country chose to skip work, school, and the normal daily routine to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants."

Precarious of the World! (tags)

May Day is a response to the crisis of traditional union representation. The loss in influence and fighting strength of the unions has its cause in the changed working conditions in so-called post-Fordism. The eight-hour day is increasingly replaced.

May Day Virtual Sit-In! NO ILLEGAL BORDERS! NO ILLEGAL LAWS! (tags)

Join May Day Virtual Sit-In! All Day Long on May 1st. Bodies On-line and Bodies in the Street Together. NO ILLEGAL BORDERS! NO ILLEGAL LAWS! CLICK HERE*CLIQUEN AQUI http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/MayDay2006/Start.html

MAY DAY, a day of class struggle! (tags)

Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee Statement on May Day 2006

France: Government launches assault on immigrants (tags)

A demonstration called by a broad alliance of anti-racist organisations has been called in Paris today, assembling at the Place de la République at 2 p.m. The French government has launched a major racist offensive against immigrants. Despite the tenacity and extent of the protest movement against the First Job Contract (CPE—giving employers the right to fire young workers at will), which continued throughout February, March and much of April and witnessed days of action bringing up to 3 million university and high school students and workers onto the streets, the government is continuing its programme of reactionary legislation with the Immigration Bill. This bill, which will greatly increase the social and job insecurity of immigrants, is to be put before parliament May 2, without any disruption in its parliamentary schedule.

May Day and the Haymarket Martyrs - Historia del Primero de Mayo (tags)

To Albert Parsons, August Spies, George Engel, Adolph Fischer, Louis Lingg, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden and Oscar Neebe. Your courage and sacrifice for the emancipation of labor - without borders - will never be forgotten.

Ágora TV: community internet TV is born (tags)

Grupo Alavío has just premiered several new films and launched the brand new Internet Community TV Station Ágora TV, www.agoratv.org.

Keeping America Empty (tags)

How one small-town conservationist launched today’s anti-immigration movement

STOP THE ATTACK ON STUDENTS SKIPPING SCHOOL (tags)

The attack on students skipping school to engage in political activism, needs to Stop. Democratic principals have never occurred with youth behind desks. From the Popular movement to the Civil Rights movement, youth have always maintained an active role in standing against injustices. And our duty as responsible adults in their lives, is to stand beside them, or at least get out of the way, before casting another stone.

May Day - the Real Labor Day (tags)

May 1st, International Workers' Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in every country except the United States, Canada, and South Africa. This despite the fact that the holiday began in the 1880s in the United States, with the fight for an eight-hour work day.

Boycott Against Immigrant Repression and for Gulf Coast Reconstruction! (tags)

May 1st – “May Day” – is celebrated by millions of workers throughout the world to express the need for worker solidarity in the struggles for workers rights and human rights. It began based on a struggle by US workers in the 1880’s for the eight-hour day and in opposition to government repression against the labor movement. The May 1st Boycott must also be a mobilization that calls for a major campaign to build Black and Brown unity as an anchor for the unity of people of color and workers in struggling for human rights and global justice.

What Immigrants Must Learn from the Black Civil Rights Movement ... and Soon (tags)

Un Pueblo Unido

Statement from the Leadership of the Irish Republican Movement (tags)

Statement from the Leadership of the Irish Republican Movement

THE CHOMSKY/BLANKFORT POLEMIC - Interview (tags)

Tel-Aviv and Washington are linked in the Middle East. That's a fact. But the importance of this link in Washington's colonial politics is being debated in the anti-imperialist movement. For the US, Jewish, anti-Zionist journalist Jeffrey Blankfort, Israeli influence is central to US policy and the anti-war movement has failed because of its inability to understand the importance of this lobby. Having developed a radical approach to this question, going so far as to deny the energy factor in the war in Iraq, Mr. Blankfort nonetheless opens interesting paths on Zionist influence in the United States. We reproduce an interview he gave to journalist Silvia Cattori.

The Hidden Terror of HR4437: No Compromise in the Movement for Migrants Rights (tags)

What We Must Learn Now from the Black Civil Rights Movement

CDIR –People’s CORE : ALL OUT FOR April 15 Mass Student Action and May 1 Nati (tags)

It's important at this critical moment for us- the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-a coalition of peoples immigrant organizations in Los Angeles advocating for immigrant rights; People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment(People’s CORE), a non-profit organization in Southern California and the ANSWER Coalition to keep up the pressure and continue to focus on the streets and the mass action of the people and never allow the politicians to decide how much equality or how much inequality, or how much repression, should be meted out to the millions of hard working immigrant families.

ALL OUT FOR April 15 Mass Student Action and May 1 Nation wide Boycott (tags)

All out for April 15 and may 1 Great American Boycott! It's important at this critical moment for us- the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment(People’s CORE) and the ANSWER Coalition to keep up the pressure and continue to focus on the streets and the mass action of the people and never allow the politicians to decide how much equality or how much inequality, or how much repression, should be meted out to the millions of hard working immigrant families.

A call for Street & Graffiti Artists (tags)

This is a call for all Graffiti Artists, Taggers and Writers, to show their solidarity with the Immigration and Workers Movement by adding Unete/Join Us, 1 de Mayo, May 1st, or anything similar, to all their pieces in the up-coming weeks leading up to May Day. We need your help getting the message out to the masses.

French government withdraws “First Job Contract,” enlists unions in assault on job securit (tags)

President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced yesterday that new legislation will be drawn up to replace the “First Job Contract” (CPE), which sparked a massive wave of protests and strikes in recent weeks. Leaders of the trade unions, some student unions and “left” political parties immediately declared the shift marked a decisive victory for the anti-CPE movement and signalled their intention to halt further mass mobilisations against the government.

MP3 - An interview with Jessie from the Mexica Movement (tags)

Recorded on April 10, 2006 at the downtown LA march for immigrant rights. Jessie talks about the untold history of indigenous peoples and the European invasion and 500+ years occupation of the Americas.

1960s anthology (tags)

Calling all young activists to publish your thoughts on the 1960s!!!

France: As millions protest government attacks, unions signal retreat on “First Job Contra (tags)

An estimated 2 to 3 million striking workers and students demonstrated throughout France yesterday against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” (CPE) legislation, matching the turnout at a similar day of action on March 28. Tuesday’s strikes and protests followed President Jacques Chirac’s announcement last Friday that he had officially ratified the CPE, which permits employers to dismiss young workers without cause during their first two years of employment.

A socialist strategy for workers’ power: the only answer to France’s “First Job Contract” (tags)

The month-long struggle against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” has brought to the fore the fundamental class and political issues facing workers and young people not only in France, but across Europe and internationally. The needs of youth and workers—decent-paying and secure jobs, education, health care, a future without war or repression—are in irreconcilable conflict with the interests of a financial elite who represent a failed political and economic system. This oligarchy of wealth and power is determined to make the working class pay for the crisis of the capitalist system.

Otro Mundo Es Posible: Another World Is Possible (tags)

I had the wonderful opportunity to be one of the over 200 Global Exchange Delegates to the World Social Form which took place in Caracas, Venezuela from January 24, 2006 through January 29, 2006. The information I am presenting is based on what I learned from WSF presentations...as well as what I learned from...the Venezuelan people...

Women’s Rights Under Assault, Abortion Outlawed In South Dakota (tags)

The right to abortion was won in the United States in 1973 through a mass struggle in the streets that culminated in the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

Direct Action. (tags)

Commentary on US justice movements.

On the Set of Walkout (a new film debuting on cable TV) (tags)

"In those times, people were energized, and they were more intellectual. People were processors of information, whereas today you don't see a lot of that." -- David Sanchez, former leader, The Brown Berets

Worldwide Wars and Anti-Military Options in the 21st Century (tags)

The wars at the beginning of the 21st century are marked by US unilateralism, distribution battles over dwindling resources, the growing gulf between poor and rich and the new role of Islam in this connection.. Offensive wars do not appear winnable today

Open Letter to the anti-War Movement- WCW (tags)

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Report back from Anti War Strategizing Discussion (tags)

Los Angeles- This past Saturday the 18th, thousands habitually marched through Hollywood to once again condemn the War on Iraq, after 3 and a half years of failed attempts at ending it. The following is a report back from a member of the Southern California Anarchist Federation (SCAF), seeking to further open the debate on building a long-term movement for radical social change, beyond simply ending the war on Iraq.

Anti War Strategizing Discussion 3/18/06 IN THE STREETS (tags)

March 18, after the march against the war in Hollywood, meet afterwards to plan, discuss, and strategize to end the war.

Dave Slusher, Uplifter (tags)

Interview with Dave Slusher about the Uplifter movement of self-reliance, creativity and interconnectivity.

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement (tags)

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement 'Support the South Central Farmers' -Join the demonstrations at the Mayor's Mansion Thursday, March 9 at 7PM and at City Hall Friday, March 10 at 9AM.

Israeli influence in Washington: Jeffrey Blankfort interview (a MUST read) (tags)

Tel-Aviv and Washington are linked in the Middle East. That's a fact. But the importance of this link in Washington's colonial politics is being debated in the anti-imperialist movement. For the US, Jewish, anti-Zionist journalist Jeffrey Blankfort, Israeli influence is central to US policy and the anti-war movement has failed because of its inability to understand the importance of this lobby. Having developed a radical approach to this question, going so far as to deny the energy factor in the war in Iraq, Mr. Blankfort nonetheless opens interesting paths on Zionist influence in the United States. We reproduce an interview he gave to journalist Silvia Cattori.

Those Who Can't be Fooled (tags)

At the Corretta Scott King funeral African-Americans spoke out against Bush's policies right to his face. They are the only group of Americans who never shy away from speaking the abosolute truth.

Libertarianism: Bogus Anarchy (tags)

A rebuttal to this essay is Contra Sabatini: Bogus Critique by Tim Virkkala, wherein Sabatini's interpretation of the individualist anarchists is disputed. In my opinion the analytic meaning of "anarchism" takes precedence over historical factors. Thus any ideology which wants to disband the State can rightfully be called anarchist.

The Alternative Social Forum in Caracas: voices from the left (tags)

* In Caracas, Venezuela between the 23rd and 29th of January 2006, 10 local socio-political organizations offered an alternative forum and critique of national politics in response to the World Social Forum. The result was a smaller-scale event but self-directed and reflective of current self-organizing capacity. The alternative forum was independent, self-managed and borne out of years of experience of organizing in the Venezuelan context.

Rod Coronado: Howling Like a Wild Wolf: Overcoming Fear and Undermining the Invader (tags)

It's hard to judge the radical environmental movement by the last 25 years, but if I had to, I'd say that I'm very disappointed. Twenty years ago, when I discovered the Earth First! movement, I thought that the generation of Earth warriors I shared this country with had a fighting chance.

Join the Antiwar Movement at the MLK Day Parade (tags)

Join the Antiwar Movement at the MLK Day Parade Veterans for Peace & A.N.S.W.E.R. will March Against War & Racism Monday, January 16, 10 am Meet at the SW corner of Western and MLK Blvd. * Or meet at the A.N.S.W.E.R. Office (1800 Argyle Ave, #410, LA) at 9 am to carpool

Mexica Movement Turns The Tables on Save Our State Rally (tags)

“Europeans Are Illegal Immigrants Since 1492” declares Indigenous liberation movement at Glendale counter-protest; Glendale Police Department slammed for “unprofessional conduct.”

“Conquest and genocide are a natural part of humanity,” boasts Save Our State’s Joe Turner.

John Conyers Heads Committe to Investigate and Move for Impeachment (tags)

author: a patriot

WOT - (NYT) Chinese Government attempts to censor internet news of Dongzhou massacre (tags)

As described by the New York Times article (below) the corrupt, revisionist (ie: fake marxist) government of China is attempting to censor all news of last week's massacre of 20 or more farmers in Dongzhou, in southern China. This attempt to suppress news of this massacre may (or may not) be successful in the short run. But, in the long run, these kinds of attempts to suppress the news are doomed to failure. This story is of great significance to activists today who want to build a powerful and militant mass movement for a world that is not ruled by imperialism and the bourgeoisie.

A People's History of UC Weapons Lab Management (tags)

Over the past several decades students and faculty of the University of California, often in tandem with nuclear disarmament NGOs in California and New Mexico, have conducted a series of campaigns to end the UC's involvement in nuclear weapons research, design, testing, and production at the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore laboratories. These campaigns represent an important contribution to the global nuclear abolition movement, which historian Lawrence Wittner has described as "the largest, most dynamic international citizens' movement of modern times."

EXCERPTS: BIO DATA/REVOL. LIVES (tags)

Look there is one reason and one reason only they're killin' Took....If he played their game - just wrote kidz books, he'd be alive at 12:05...But he dedicated his book to Angela Davis, Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, Dhoruba, George Jackson, John Africa and Ramona Africa... And the Terminator sez that's why Took's goin t die - said it straight out in his statement why he was goin t kill him.... Took's not dyin because he failed to so-called reform.... He's dyin because he WOKE UP spiritually and politically.... There is nothin more dangerous to the white than someone like that.

Progress through Dialogue in Glendale? (tags)

For once the police didn't separate the "two sides", who actually have a lot in common. Maybe they should just let us talk it out....

Favela Rising: A Story of Self Actualization in a Marginalized Rio Community (tags)

Favela Rising, a documentary about a social movement in Rio favelas, won the IDA Best Feature this past week. The directors and community organizers hope to spread its message of self-actualization to marginalized communities in the United States, starting with Los Angeles.

Open Letter to United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) From Mobilization for Global Justice (tags)

Congratulations on organizing a very large demonstration in Washington, D.C. the weekend of September 24-25. The numbers and the resulting media coverage and visibility were indeed impressive. Having said that, we would like to share with you some fundamental political concerns of ours with: • the manner in which the mobilization was called, • what was and what was not included in the political message, • and how that was reflected in the way in which the organizing for the demonstrations happened on the ground.

Terrorism comes to Duke (tags)

The ISM at Duke: The Saga Continues

++Zapatistas: Intergalactic encounter++ (tags)

The Zapatistas from Chiapas, Mexico, announce their plans for a intergalactic encounter “from below and from the left”. Intergalactic because they struggle for “a world in which all worlds can fit”.

Nican Tlaca Stand Up to Cowboys (tags)

In a protest against the minutemen, the Mexica Movement defies modern conquerers intent on dividing their nation.

Zapatistas: Intergalactic encounter (tags)

The Zapatistas from Chiapas, Mexico, announce their plans for a intergalactic encounter “from below and from the left”. Intergalactic because they struggle for “a world in which all worlds can fit”.

Batay Ouvriye Organizer on US Radio (tags)

Yannick Etienne of Batay Ouvriye, the Haitian labor movement, is in the US this week speaking on the radio and in person about grassroots struggles in occupied Haiti.

The Free sHop Movement (tags)

Scrounging for Freedom, circa 1999.

Revealed OR Concealed? - A Critical Review of the Book '9/11 Revealed' (tags)

"It is entirely possible that Al-Qaeda conducted the attacks without outside help, and that the blunders that contributed to their terrible success were just that -- blunders, as the Kean Commission's Report concludes." - '9/11 Revealed' --- Really?

Sheep Dreams and Kitten Memes (tags)

The revolution is now. The revolution is all the time. Welcome to the revolution.

LA: Don't Just Protest, Organize! (tags)

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Senator Jim Elliott is no fan of cyclists, so why is he concerned about our civil rights (tags)

Senator Jim Elliott from the red state of Montana is no fan of cyclists, so why is he concerned about what’s going on with Critical Mass in in NYC ? Find out what got this cowboy mad enough to write an article for us.

Proposition 73 would set up "hit list" of California judges (tags)

Proposition 73 sets up a mechanism to target California judges who support privacy rights.

SOCIALISM CONFERENCE IN LA - NOV. 12 (tags)

Join us for a day of Marxist views on the struggle against capitalist exploitation, war, racism and imperialism. Get answers to these questions and more: Is Socialism possible in the U.S.? How can Bush and the ruling class be defeated? What is a revolutionary Marxist party? Learn about the struggle for socialism.

New Face of SOS/MM/NV Hate (tags)

The new band Prussian Blue seeks to increase the numbers in the National Vanguard, Minute Men, and Save Our State.

Rosa Parks - Our African American Hero (tags)

Rosa Parks, the seamstress whose act of defiance on a public bus a half-century ago helped spark the civil rights movement, will join presidents and war heroes who have been honored in death with a public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda.

Rosa Parks - Our African America Hero (tags)

Rosa Parks, the seamstress whose act of defiance on a public bus a half-century ago helped spark the civil rights movement, will join presidents and war heroes who have been honored in death with a public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda.

Minutemen Facilitating High Level Cocaine Movement? (tags)

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R.I.P. Rosa Parks, 92 (tags)

Mother of the modern civil rights movement

Million More Movement Rally Strikes Unity Theme (tags)

The Mall, in the Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., was the scene for a massive rally, on Sat., Oct. 15, 2005, entitled the “Million More Movement.” It was a reprise of the “Million Man March,” of ten years ago. This event, which drew a massive crowd, called for justice for the “poor and disenfranchised” in the country. Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam was the primary speaker.

BTL:Groups Campaign to End Veneration of Columbus and Transform Holiday (tags)

Interview with Glenn Morris, of the Colorado American Indian Movement, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Voices of Color: Unite against the border vigilantes! (tags)

Minuteman armed thugs are gathering on the U.S.-Mexico border to try to stop undocument- ed immigration. The good news: protesters are building a movement that can stop them. To reprint, please credit the author & Freedom Socialist newspaper. Notice is appreciated.

KPBS Racist (tags)

KPBS ignores Chicanos involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

The Marxists in the World Youth Festival (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Joint Statement against imperialist Democratic Party (tags)

Joint Statement against the influence within the antiwar movement of the imperialist Democratic Party and its numerous flunkies

Open letter to the Peace Movement From Lloyd Hart. (tags)

Humanity's Greatest Act of Inequality.

Cindy Sheehan leads anti-war movement (tags)

Sheehan and supporters continue to protest the war in Iraq and support Hurrican Katrina Survivors.

Venezuela: Eyewitness report from the heart of the revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

What kind of organization does the antiwar movement need? (tags)

An organization capable of overthrowing the system of imperialist rule cannot be built on a foundation of sand. Only principled, transparent and long-term collaboration between serious activists can: (1) organize a decisive break from the confinement of liberal-imperialist politics, (2) mobilize the masses in their millions and (3) chart the couse forward to a world without imperialist war or capitalist exploitation

Reflections on the VI Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle and the new Latin American left (tags)

* The Cuban Libertarian Movement (CLM; in Spanish: Movimiento Libertario Cubano - MLC) presents for collective debate its reflections on the declarations made by the EZLN (the Zapatista rebels) in July 2005 in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.

(NO) BORDER ENCUENTRO - CALL TO ACTION (tags)

Join us in San Diego - August 27-28, 2005 - for a weekend of strategizing and organizing against the border and the minutemen.

Is Change to Win enough? (tags)

Changes are afoot in the mainstream labor movement. Are they enough?

The FBI looks for...you (tags)

What this means for you, your friends and organizations is foreboding.

ISO statement re: Baldwin Park II & democracy in movements (tags)

Los Angeles ISO's response to posts about the anti-Minutemen Project/SOS movement

Animal Rights Conference Draws Hundreds to LA (tags)

Hundreds of animal rights activists from throughout the US and Canada have converged on the Westin LAX to learn strategies for combatting the exploitation of nonhuman animals. The conference runs until Monday the 11th

Reflections on Socialism (tags)

The main political task at this moment is to assemble the necessary social forces to defeat Bush and his counterparts in Congress and elsewhere.

Opportunism, ANSWER and Palestine (tags)

It is so important that the movement against the war in Iraq draw the connection to all the wars the U.S. government is waging around the world. Inclusion of Palestine is a vital issue and an important part of building solidarity. But solidarity with Palestine should not be used as just a maneuver in an organizational struggle between ANSWER and UFPJ.

Review of the Venezuelan Revolution: a Marxist Perspective (tags)

Solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution

J6-8: Anti-War & Anti-Capitalist Convergence and March (July 8) Against the G8 (tags)

Take the Streets and Resist the Capitalist War Machine on July 8! Come to the West Coast anti-war and anti-capitalist mass convergence, July 6-8 of 2005 in San Francisco, in solidarity with the mobilization against the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland.

Transgender: Book signing (tags)

http://www.iacenterla.org/

BP2: Lesson in Movement Building (Revised) (tags)

This is a revised version of the first article published, "Baldwin Park 2: A lesson in movement building"

Media Deception (tags)

The Censorship of the Corporate Press is bad enough, but we also have a problem with the so called "Independent Press," and sometimes with our supposed ally- indymedia...

Mexico Poststamp Denounced (tags)

A Caucus of the Chicano Movement has Denounced Mexican Stamp

Venezuela from below - voice of the rank and file (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Baldwin Park Round 2 - A lesson in movement building (tags)

A report from a volunteer security person

Lebanon parliament re-elects pro-syrian speaker nabih berri (tags)

Lebanon's parliament on Tuesday re-elected pro-syrian Berri as the speaker of parliament - a post he has held since 1992 - even after anti-Syrian groups won a clear majority in the house for the first time since the 1975-1990 civil war.

SOSMM Links to the Past (tags)

A brief history of the Modern Militia Movement in America

Experimenting from Nova Scotia to Nazi Germany (tags)

Eugenics is about ridding the world of undesirable human beings. It was practiced by the Nazis and before that, it was the cure for future social ills for many so called progressives in the West. What they did not know was that they, the judges of the unfit, were themselves one of the worst social ills of modern times.

A Communique From the Organizers of the J25 Anti-War March (tags)

Call to action

SPIN Academy - 2005 (tags)

Training for Activists in the Media

Chicano Movement (tags)

The Chicano Movement is alive and well.

Inymedia is a tool of the right-wing fascist media establishment. (tags)

This IMC is, like all indymedia, meant to confuse and destroy the anti-war movement.

Iraqi Union Leaders Speak (tags)

US Labor Against the War includes affiliates from Nat'L labor organizations, Central Labor Councils, Regional Labor Organizations, Large Locals, (10,000 + members), Small Locals(10,000 - members), Allied Labor Organizations, Labor Anti-war groups, and other Labor Organizations.

GI resistance today: New challenges ahead (tags)

Today’s anti-militarist GI confronts a military that has changed enormously since the first Gulf War 15 years ago. The behemoth conscript military of the Vietnam era, with 4 million-plus GIs, bears little resemblance to today’s model.

NYC IMC's censorship of 9/11 Truth movement (tags)

Copied and pasted from http://www.nyc.indymedia.org and is no longer viewable to the public.

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Building labor-community unity for progress (tags)

The People's Weekly World interviewed William (Bill) Lucy, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, at its 34th annual convention in Phoenix, May 29. Martin Frazier, contributing editor, conducted the interview.

BTL:Grassroots Movement Works to Focus Public Attention on... (tags)

...Downing Street Memo that Reveals Bush Administration's Dishonest Justification for Iraq War ~ Excerpt of speech Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange, produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Minutemen Countered in Fallbrook (tags)

Fallbrook, Near San Diego Counters Minutement Protest in inspiring action.

National Atheist Organizing (tags)

Plan of action to undermine the theocrats

Co-Op Grows despite trials: New faces join the movement. (tags)

Even the US Marines know that the best laid plans go wrong in the first 20 seconds and you better be prepared for anything to happen!

 

The Organizers of Unslaver.com certainly understand that concept intimately, having survived the first six weeks of operation.

 

A Co-op of Causes, Unslaver News followed Invisible Slavery and since then has added a new face each week to the movement.

Activist Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Young Woman at National Animal Rights Conference (tags)

An activist in the vegetarian movement allegedly assaulted a young woman at a national animal rights conference. This has led to the creation of a web page which may expand to include other reports of sexual abusers in activist communties.

What path toward an independent workers movement? (re Million Workers March) (tags)

A leaflet of the Communist Voice Organization presented at the Detroit Conference of the Million Workers March held May 14-5. The leaflet opposes the alliance with certain Detroit city council members and union bureaucrats that has developed within the Detroit organization of MWM and opposes the same policy nationally.

New industrial union pushes working-class power (tags)

LAS VEGAS — It was the fire from below that powered up the merger convention of the USWA and PACE, held here April 11-14. Five thousand workers, their families and guests shared stories of battles on picket lines and in battleground state polling places. Many conversations started with, “Let me tell you what that son of a Bush did in Ohio …” or Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Indiana or Southern California.

National Grassroots Animal Rights Conference (March 31st - April 3rd, NYC) (tags)

This national conference (March 31st through April 3rd in New York City) will be the first of its kind. It intends to: empower the grassroots; promote discussion and skill sharing; be affordable, accessible, and inclusive; challenge oppression WITHIN the animal rights movement; have an open and participatory structure; develop a broader analysis of the social and economic context of animal oppression; promote abolition, not reform; and support cross-movement alliances.

BTL:French Farmer and Global Social Justice Activist Jose Bove Describes... (tags)

...Fight for Food Sovereignty Around the World ~ Interview with Jose Bove, Anti-corporate globalization activist conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

10,000 in first black-led Harlem peace march (tags)

The march from Harlem drew anywhere from 4,500 people, according to an unofficial police estimate, to nearly 10,000, according to legal observers. But its significance, organizers said, lay less in its size and more in the fact that this was the first black-led antiwar march to emerge from Harlem, a neighborhood they say symbolizes the disproportionate impact the war has had on communities of color.

UFPJ Responds (tags)

UFPJ Responds

Nader -- Restarting the Anti-War Movement (tags)

author: RALPH NADER Political movements require momentum, they need to consistently build and aggregate. When they take a lengthy break from organizing and stop the momentum it is difficult to re-start.

Drug Policy Reform Conference (tags)

The 2005 International Drug Policy Reform Conference

The Future of the Movement Against Global Capital: An in-Person Report on the World Socia (tags)

A lecture and conversation with Peter Hudis

National Grassroots Animal Rights Conference, March 31st - April 3rd, NYC (tags)

This national conference (March 31st through April 3rd in New York City) will be the first of its kind. It intends to: empower the grassroots; promote discussion and skill sharing; be affordable, accessible, and inclusive; challenge oppression WITHIN the animal rights movement; have an open and participatory structure; develop a broader analysis of the social and economic context of animal oppression; promote abolition, not reform; and support cross-movement alliances.

outFarpress presents: Fr Roy Bourgeois on the School of the Americas (tags)

Father Roy Bourgeois is a leader of the movement to shut down the School of the Americas in Georgia. He speaks of his military service, work in Central America, and the annual demonstration at Fort Benning. 48:46. 2 files, broadcast quality and slow modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast.

US of Amnesia - Chavez or Bush Choose (tags)

Forget lobbying, and all environmental, social justice and other organizing in the USA! It will never work – never change anything soon – and causes more problems than it solves. The Andes have a lot to teach us and a world to win - a dollar a year from every person in the USA could make the difference.

Mukasa (Willie Ricks) is coming to Los Angeles (tags)

You must come out to see and hear Mukasa (Willie Ricks), Mr. Black Power.

The Peace Movement Needs to Be More Militant, But Don't Write Off the Democrats Entirely (tags)

It was a mistake for the peace movement to give Kerry a pass during the campaign, and it needs to correct that error by becoming much more militant now. But that doesn't mean wholesale rejection of the Democratic Party.

Response to Stewart Frameup: Expose 9/11 Inside Job (tags)

The frameup and unjustifiable conviction of outstanding workingclass attorney, Lynne Stewart, is not only an outrage that must be protested, and the conviction must be appealed, but it must be a wakeup call that EXPOSING THE 9/11 HOAX is just as important as all other activities of the peace and labor movements.

World Conscience as a Superpower (tags)

A revolution in thinking against mechanical models of action and knowledge has occurred in the past 30 years..The new thinking about knowledge and society understands non-linear, non-instrumental and non-rational dimensions.

RCP Cries "Wolf" over Fascism (tags)

A comment on RCP's current "Battle for the Future" campaign: Hysteria about "fascism" serves to hide the essential role of the Democratic Party in the political and economic system of imperialism

The Age of PsyOps: 911 and Bush's Second Inauguration (tags)

Loughrey argues that the US national media is employing PsyOps to control the general population.

AntiWarAntiBush Movement (tags)

Photographs at the inaugual night demonstration - LA Federal Bldg

Westwood Parade (tags)

The Westwood Pep Rally, followed by the ANSWER Anti-inaugural Parade went almost exactly as intended.

Mexican Mural School - Art of Estaño (tags)

A new website reveals the history of the Mexican Muralist Movement and one American artist’s personal connection to it. Philip Stein, also known as Estaño, worked alongside the famed Mexican Muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros from 1948 to 1958. He assisted the Mexican master in painting some of his most famous murals. Now a brand new website showcases the stirring artworks created during Estaño’s long career.

Iraqi Labor Movement Fights for Democracy (tags)

As Iraq heads for its January 30 national elections, a free, democratic Iraq is the main goal of its organized working class sector.

A Response to Ex-Jamal Attorney Grossman (tags)

A response to Grossman's gross distortions

Donors Lead the Leaders (tags)

Bigshot assholes mug for the camera while people struggling for self-determination find themselves under the quiet heel of oppression, again. International sympathy might point to a hidden alliance between the common person in America, and the common person everywhere.

Interviewing the Youth Anti-War Movement (tags)

Earlier this month M. Junaid Alam of Left Hook asked four of CAN's elected representatives about the political imperatives and realities the movement faces, including internal debates, the effect of linking up with anti-war veterans, the extent of right-wing harassment, and mobilizations planned in the near future.

$9.11 cash withdraw protest alienates intelligent people. (tags)

c'mon iv'e been a gloablization for 7 years and have consider myself a full time civil rights activist. But this is just dumb. Withdraw $9.11 from ATM's to stop a war? Get real. Who posts that on the calender and considers it an event?

Million Worker March in Washington defies AFL-CIO and calls for a fighting labor movement (tags)

The forward thrust of the March stood in stark contrast to the AFL-CIO’s failed strategy of support for John Kerry.

21st Century American Revolution (tags)

From www.onlinejournal.com

Road Ahead: Nonpartisan Alliance vs the Right (tags)

[A summary of the independent intervention by the left in Chicago, the lessons learned, and future prospects]

Five Years After WTO Protests: Seattle Weekly Trashes Anti-Globalization Movement (tags)

The media spin cycle leading up to major anti-globalization protests has become so predictable that activists have been forced to come up with better media strategies to keep up with the lies and disinformation. The mainstream media starts the cycle several months in advance with articles and coverage about the upcoming summit and accompanying protests.

Lecture: Illegal Detentions of the U.S. War on Terror (tags)

This 15 minute lecture was one of four presentations given on U.S. political prisoners at the ANSWER coalition meeting on 11/23/04 in Los Angeles (sorry, the video says 11/24/04, which is wrong).

Building Bridges Radio- Bangladeshi Worker's Dream & SEIU: Labor Must Organize or Die (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report brings you this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INTERNET WEB ADDRESS LINK

One Democratic State in Israel/Palestine (tags)

There is need now to build a mass non-violent movement toward a single democratic non-national state, a “politics from below” for a sustainable just future for Israelis and Palestinians, forging bonds of ta'ayush (togetherness) in common struggle, the return of refugees in massive numbers – and inside Israel moving beyond apartheid ethnocracy and its oligarchy.

Democrat AG Lockyer Attacks Abortion Right with Peterson Prosecution (tags)

Death penalty Democrat Attorney General Lockyer spent millions of our tax dollars running for governor by falsely prosecuting the innocent Scott Peterson for the murder of his pregnant wife, proving that he, like the Republicans, is anti-abortion. Lesson: Always vote your conscience and never vote for Democrats or Republicans.

Message to Bush: ‘We will never give up!’ (tags)

With a note of defiance, leaders of the broad democratic movement vowed a determined fightback against George W. Bush’s extreme right-wing agenda in a second term.

Venezuela's election: defeat for opposition, advance for the Bolivarian movement (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Refusing to Kill: Update (tags)

Israeli refuseniks come to London

Refusing To Kill (tags)

As resistance to wars and occupations, including in Iraq and Palestine, grows, so does the movement of men (and women) who refuse to kill, rape or torture for the military. Also growing is the support they receive from the community, starting with women in their families.

THE BUSH/EXTREME-RIGHT AGENDA: GOODBYE CONSTITUTION, HELLO THEOCRACY? (tags)

In his new book, "Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order," Mark Crispin Miller paints a sobering picture of the American extreme right and its campaign to dismantle Constitutional government and replace it with a pseudo-religious, "Christo-fascist" theocracy in which Old Testament law--and the Ten Commandments--would be brutally enforced. Death by stoning for adultery, for abortion, for homosexuality, and even for disobedient children. Could it happen here? Is the Bush administration already pursuing this vision? And will we vote to reject this vision on November 2? Yes, we will!

Surrealism in 2004 (tags)

This is a statement denouncing the hypocrisy and deception that exists within the current surrealist movement today in 2004. In order for a transformation of life and the chance for a positive engagement for freedom to take place, surrealism needs to redefine the goals of true revolution and to INVOLVE EVERYONE, not just a select few.

OCT 16 MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

Join over 100 groups and thousands of individuals for a mass march and rally for immigrant rights on October 16, 12 noon, at the corner of Olympic and Broadway.

Possible Next Steps for the Million Worker March (tags)

Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard to make the MWM a reality. I look forward to seeing everyone in DC. As hard as we have worked, we must work harder still to guarantee the continuation of this great movement for the independent organization of workers and the working class.

Voting for Kerry? (tags)

Is it possible to vote for Kerry and organize against the system at the same time?

The Protest Warriors: Fascist and Un-American (tags)

Learn more about the CIA's useful idiots.

Gag and Bear It: Why We Lefties Have to Vote for Kerry (tags)

It’s time to face some hard realities—Nader is not going to bring us a third party, but too many votes and he could bring us Bush and the Republicans, and these days, that could mean we’re on the road to a real one-party state, not just a state with two parties that seem pretty indistinguishable.

SUBMIT A WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FOR THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORGANIZED RESISTANCE (tags)

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORGANIZED RESISTANCE FEBRUARY 3-6, 2005!

Boston Social Forum: Significance, Achievements and Some Lessons Learned (tags)

analysis of the recent Boston Social Forum by two of its organizers

The more US troops that die the better (tags)

Some anti-imperialist words for those who really are against the US occupation of Iraq.

Social Collapse through Privatization (tags)

"A view of the person underlying the reforms should be opposed by the peace movement: the person as an isolated being competing unscrupulously for better living conditions in a state that sees its task more in establishing peace from above.."

Military Families Speak Crap (tags)

An open letter to the Military Families Speak Out Organization

Notes on What to Be Done (tags)

Some thoughts on the tasks of revolutionary social movements Notes on What is to Be Done

Venezuela Report-Back (tags)

VENEZUELA REPORT-BACK OIL WORKERS, the GRASSROOTS and the HISTORIC REFERENDUM International Election Observers Selma James and Nina Lَopez (with video clips) and Documentary Premiere: The Bolivarian Revolution: ENTER THE OIL WORKERS! Contribution from Identidad Bolivariana, The Netherlands Saturday 18 September 3-6 pm Trinity United Reform Church, Buck St, London NW1 Camden Town Tube Level entrance, accessible toilet nearby Entrance: £3 waged; £1.50 unwaged Followed by celebration of the referendum victory with music and refreshments.

http://www.stoptheism.com/ (tags)

No doubt you heard about us on national radio or television and want to learn more about the ISM and what to do about this subversive group that represents America’s and Israel’s enemies. In the coming year, it is our intention to reveal to the American public the key players of the ISM here in the USA, Canada and Europe and to educate the public who they really represent: the PLO, the PFLP, Hamas and other terrorists under Yasser Arafat. And we promise results.

Anarchy is Everywhere (tags)

These days it seems like anarchy is everywhere. Of course, we’re not talking about chaos breaking out everywhere, since anarchism has never been about chaos. No, there seem to be more and more signs that anarchy is afoot, above and beyond and below the anarchist movement. We anarchists are used to thinking about anarchism in narrow terms: anarchists are people who call themselves anarchists and belong to something called “the anarchist movement.”

Another world is possible: Countering the (il)logic of political violence (tags)

With the publication of his book The Logic of Political Violence, former ELF spokesperson Craig Rosebraugh is following in the footsteps of Ward Churchill, whose Pacifism as Pathology provided a gloss of intellectual credibility to the advocates of "Diversity of Tactics" during the peak of the global justice movement. An excerpt from Rosebraugh's book has begun to circulate on the internet. Will his advocacy of revolutionary violence appeal to a re-vitalised anti-war movement, or is fighting for peace about as smart as fucking for virginity?

The role of the left in these elections (tags)

Israeli activists- Peace comes from justice and coexistence (tags)

The Olga Appeal-FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION, FOR EQUALITY AND PARTNERSHIP --This document represents a new initiative brought by Israeli activists and scholars that deserves widespread attention and dissemination.

Join AntiWar 4 the Million Worker March (tags)

The struggle of working people and the struggle against the war are the same!

Don’t Take it to the Streets: Uncle Todd’s Revisionist History (tags)

In a letter to New York protesters, left-bashing former leftists Todd Gitlin and John Passacantando offer a pinched and erroneous history of the ‘60s civil rights and anti-war movements, in calling on RNC demonstrators to act with Gandhi-like passivity in the face of Mayor Bloomberg’s repressive plans.

PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION - FIRST LA MEETING, SAT 8/21, 2 PM (tags)

PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION FIRST PUBLIC MEETING IN LA This Sat, 8/21, 2 pm So Cal Library for Social Studies & Research 6120 S. Vermont, L.A. 90044

8/14- Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine and the International Solidarity Movement (tags)

Book release party with DJ's, spoken word, hip-hop, and readings by local contributers at 33 1/3 Books and Gallery Collective

The World is not a Commodity: Another World is Possible (tags)

"Attac is an element of the anti-war and peace movement because a just world is impossible without peace.. We reject the militarization of foreign policy and war actions of the German army abroad.."

EZLN images of a movement. An exhibit retrospective of the ZAPATISTA struggle (tags)

A visual exploration of the Zapatista movement, the daily life of the indigenous peoples of Chiapas, and the various manifestations of support that the Mexican and international civil society has given to the social, political and cultural movement provoked by the EZLN.

An Open Appeal to the Anti-war Movement (tags)

uglf communique 07 14 04 (tags)

a new way to win

Join A Peace Vigil Near You, They Rock! (tags)

A friend of mine jokingly refers to vigils as "seances." Well, in one way they are seances. We, in the movement, have been working hard lo these past months to lift and remove from power all the zombies now taking up dead space in Washington. THE VIGIL MOVEMENT ROCKS!

American Majority: The Antiwar Movement Was Right (tags)

A majority of Americans now agree with the anti-war movement that the War in Iraq was a mistake, a new poll by the mainstream media has found. During protests leading up to the war, opponents argued against troop deployment and claimed that the attacks would make the U.S. less safe.

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.

Inter-Dependence Party Nominating Convention (tags)

The Nominating Convention for Tyler Vega to run as State Representative of the 22nd legislative District of Washington State, U.S.A. to be held June 27th, 2004.

Candidates: Socialism key to LGBT liberation (tags)

It's crucial in this election year that we have our own independent political movement that will fight for LGBT lives.

Jobs, health care and dignity in a battleground state (tags)

BECKLEY, W.Va. – John and Betty Shumate opened their Beckley home to an out-of-town visitor.

Drawing Resistance-A traveling Political Art Show (tags)

Drawing Resistance is a show of two-dimensional artwork by 31 artist/activists from North America.

ANSWER PROTESTS or STREET CORNER GATHERINGS? (tags)

I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN A DISCUSSION ON COMMUNITY PROTESTS vs. ANSWER DEMO'S. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS!

Build movement of mass resistance: WWP candidates (tags)

Message to June 5 marchers against war & occupation

Drawing Resistance: a traveling political art show (tags)

Drawing Resistance exhibition at Flor Y Canto from June 5 - July 11, 2004.

Second Conference of the Trotskyist Faction-International Strategy (tags)

read more in www.ft.org.ar

Theses on revolution and counterrevolution in Venezuela-Part 2 (tags)

solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution

Washington and the opposition are behind the terrorist plot against Chavez (tags)

solidarity with Venezuela

Liberation Weekend - Bringing the revolution home May 15th... (tags)

A forum on Earth and Animal liberation, with a serious discussion about building a revolutionary movement in the U.S. The weekend will explore past failures and future struggles, as we search for the direction our movement needs to take to end the system's assault on life.

What's Behind the Attacks on the RCP and What's at Stake (tags)

On September 27, 2001, only 16 days after the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, the Washington Times ran an article entitled "Communists, Go Home." Ostensibly in response to a long-planned Washington mobilization against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund by forces in the anti- globalization movement, this article was a very clear call to put communists in the government's crosshairs immediately after 9/11.

Abortion backers operate on illogic (tags)

Just remember this the next time you hear pro-abortion protesters talk about extremists against choice: They're inadvertently describing themselves.

Liberation Weekend - Bringing the revolution home May 15th... (tags)

A forum on Earth and Animal liberation, with a serious discussion about building a revolutionary movement in the U.S. The weekend will explore past failures and future struggles, as we search for the direction our movement needs to take to end the system's assault on life.

Call to Action June 5th, 2004 (tags)

A call to action against the G-8 on the night of June 5, 2004.

Organize From Below (tags)

A Message to Young People Who Are Considering Taking a Job as a Union Staffer

Iraq Occupation Policy Under John Kerry (tags)

The anti-war activists should not harbor any illusions about John Kerry and the Democrats. The goal of anti-war activists should be the liberation of Iraq from the illegal Anglo-American occupation and its deadly consequences. It does not take a belief in determinism to figure out that the occupation can end under either Bush or Kerry if the economic and political costs become prohibitive for the financiers, the transnational corporations, the politicians and the military. These costs can rise if the Iraqi resistance grows strong, or if the anti-war movement in the West can put effective public pressure, or both

Iraqi Trade Union Movement Growing (tags)

This was copied from an email from Australia. Iraqi trade unionists are looking for support from the west. The GFTU is a large bottom-up union competing with a Baathist union, and a top-down old-guard union.

"I saw the destroyed villages, I saw lives destroyed by what happened there" (tags)

feature articles from the new Traveling Soldier, an anti-war newsletter for GIs

An Investment To Be Proud Of (tags)

Over 55,000 students and faculty at nearly every college campus around the nation pledge their support for the State of Israel.

Update with CA Anarchist Gathering Fresno June 04 (tags)

Abnaa el Balad leaders on Hunger strike in Israeli Prison (tags)

Abnaa el Balad Movement

Censorship at Infoshop.Org: The APOC Report (tags)

Here is the article that the "anarchist" webmaster at http://www.infoshop.org didn't want people to see...

The fallacy of the 'anybody but Bush' movement (tags)

Just because Bush is a reactionary, that does not make Kerry a progressive. In fact Kerry, or whoever might have been chosen by the Democratic Party as a candidate to take over the running of the capitalist state, would be a solid representative of U.S. imperialism whose goal would be to strengthen and expand its domination on the world arena.

Dear Mr. Bush (tags)

An open letter to the Bush Administration, Skull and Bones, and all imperialists. I'm pretty sure it will elicit angry responses for its friendly tone, but actually the letter puts these criminals on notice.

Petra Kelly's Legacy (tags)

Petra Kelly, widely recognized as one of the most influential people of the 20th century, was cofounder of the German Green Party. Los Angeles Greens Women's History Month Presentation emphasizes Kelly's life and education in the U.S., her many campaigns and their legacy, and her relevance to the Green movement today.

March 20 and corporate structure (pt.2) (tags)

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Join the March 20th Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

To Abolish War, We must Abolish Capitalism!

Free Saddam Hussein (tags)

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Quote of the week from CSN (tags)

Quote of the week from CSN

Call for a March 20th Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

On March 20th, retake activism in LA! Prove that our rage over this unjust war and occupation will not be confined to permitted marches facilitated by bureaucracies that stifle real efforts towards building another world.

G8 in Georgia (tags)

Family member/reservist needs answers about G8 protests in Georgia

March 20th call for a Radical Queer/Pink Bloc at anti-war event in Pittsburgh (tags)

Resyst is sending this call out to all radical queers and queer sympathizers to join us in Pittsburgh for regional M20 events.

Marxism or Nationalism-For a Class Policy! (tags)

Marxism or Nationalism

Winds of change sweep Cyprus (tags)

On Feb. 13 Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders and the United Nations announced agreement on a historic framework that could result in the reunification of Cyprus by May 1

The Ruckus Society rethinks the U.S. anti-corporate globalization movement (tags)

“Close your eyes,” directs a young workshop facilitator. In the sticky heat of a secluded Florida campground, under a large open-air tent, a group of activists closes their eyes. “Now I want you to picture an anti-corporate globalization activist.” The campers furrow their collective brows. “Okay,” says the facilitator, after a brief pause, “how many saw a white person?”

"The Corporations Are Coming! The Corporations Are Coming!" (tags)

integrity is evidenced from his remarks in an interview about sitting in on democratic meetings and seeing what goes on, he said they make all their decisions based on polls ?? "It's Sick", he said. I have a message for these wayward writers who are taking turns, in a deliberate, orchestrated smear campaign to impugn a modern-day prophet and refuse to recognize, and hence INSULT, the burdgeoning grassroots movement arising from the awakened masses. HERE is The Message---this beautiful movement can only be delayed ,Never stopped because it has Founding Father energy and LightWorkers and healers who Love this Land and the principles of Liberty, Equality and Unity and are working very hard to co-create a New Covenant to give to posterity ! We are alive, real and in tune with the higher cause of our existence.

THE REAL MOVEMENT OF THE SOCIETY (tags)

THE REAL MOVEMENT OF THE SOCIETY

PROOF THAT THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT IS FULL OF *HIT !!! (tags)

PROOF THAT THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT IS JEALOUS OF A EUROPEAN MAN WHO WAS A PRISONER OF WAR IN IRAQ. THEY IGNORE HIM AND REFUSE TO HELP. PACIFISTS DISPLAY WAR-LIKE CHARACTER

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize (tags)

In 1985, Rock & Rap Confidential produced the short film I'll Vote On. It documented the efforts of the FBI and local authorities in rural Alabama to jail civil rights leaders for getting out the vote. Most charges (for "vote fraud") were ultimately dropped. But the 2000 Presidential election, marked by the deliberate disenfranchisement of thousands of registered Florida voters, confirmed that the right to vote in America still cannot be taken for granted.

South Korea fights against FTA and war (tags)

Before y’day in the South Korean capital Seoul tenth of thousands were fighting against FTA and troop dispatching bill

Impeachment Not Censure, You Morons! (tags)

Once again Liberals are showing their total lack of spine and total lack of ability to strike the iron while the iron is white hot. This is what happened when they declared their control over the peace movement that rose up against the war in Iraq by stating they were "backing away from more confrontational forms of protest like non-violent civil disobedience like blocking traffic in the streets of major cities" in the U.S. in March and April of last year.

Expose Dems by Demanding Kerry support strike (tags)

Demanding that Kerry (and the others) support the supermarket strike might help expose the Democrats and encourage the creation of a workers' movement independent of the two capitalist political parties

Building Bridges presents Dr. King in the fight for civil rights, labor rights and peace (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK.

Let's Build Liberation: A Conversation with Chris Crass (tags)

An interview with Chris Crass about anti-racism, anarchism, feminism and movement building

Occupied Territory CA Anarchist Gathering Fresno June 04 (tags)

Occupied Territory is an anarchist gathering happeing in Fresno 2004 June 18-20. The gathering wil focus on local and regional collectives, building an autonomous village, and creating dialog for greater organization.

GrannyD Please! Put Michael Moore Over Your KNEE (tags)

Moore's books can really Goad. Now he's effectively been Mind-conTRoLLed. M.M. can really be a disher-outer, now hope he can be a pun-taker as We point out he IS a Fakir. Pointing out the Mold, Alot of books he has Sold. Now it can be Told, Joining IN real participation with a True grassroots movement IS Bold. But he Falls in Line, saying No Thanks, I Fold.

An Open Letter from the Arab-American and Muslim Community to the US Anti-War Movement (tags)

On March 20, 2004, the world will mobilize against war and colonial occupations. The significance of this historic day is evident to all and requires no further elaboration. The political clarity and character of this mobilization in the US, however, remains illusive.

911 Truth Movement gathers momentum (tags)

The truth cannot be suppressed by a handful of criminals, there time is just about up!!

Sonali Kolhatkar on Media Democracy and KPFK elections (tags)

Sonali Kolhatkar talks on "Media Democracy, and the Growing Media Reform Movement", with Potluck & "Meet and Greet" PIRCR Candidates for KPFK's Local Station Board

CA Anarchist Gathering 2004 FEB 18-20, 2004 (tags)

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Draft Proposal for a Continental Anti-Authoritarian Anti-Capitalist Network (tags)

On this tenth anniversary of the emergence of the Zapatistas from the Lacandon jungle, we call for the formation of a continental anti-authoritarian anti-capitalist network for North America. Our movements for liberation and freedom have met many challenges and our resistance continues to grow. It is now time to organize ourselves better through a de-centralized continental network of anti-capitalists

Revolutionary Music Review: Evan Greer (tags)

Young political songwriter Evan Greer has made a name for himself in Boston by gracing stages with the likes of David Rovics, Howard Zinn, and Tim Robbins. Erin Osgood of Flamejolt Magazine reviews his music, his politics, and his message.

The Internet and Mobocracy (tags)

The political movement of affluent, college-educated, angry liberals needed a candidate for the same reason that Bar Mitzvah DJ's need a way to pull people onto the dance floor. Howard Dean is the left's Cha-Cha Slide.

Wait: I'm Confused (tags)

The Labor leadership's handling of the grocery workers strike and continued reliance on "friendly" employers and the Democratic Party leaves many workers wondering what's next.

Call for an International Congress of the IV International (tags)

This call for an international congress of the Fourth International comes from the Movement for the Refoundation of the Fourth International.

Can the Znet Demand to Produce Vision Lead to Vanguardism? (tags)

The demand that the global justice movement should produce a detailed “vision” or blueprint of a future post-capitalist society is today most forcefully made by Znet. I will seek to present an opposite view in this article

Quakers Whitewash Nixon (tags)

Critique of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) of the Religious Society of Friends' brief biography of Richard M. Nixon.

Group Contests Casino Owned by Extremist Backer (tags)

While U.S. Treasury officials scour financial records worldwide to stop funds donated by wealthy Arabs from flowing to radical Islamist groups, a small group of U.S. citizens is trying to shut down a major source of funding for Jewish extremists in Israel and the occupied territories.

US troops are worse than scabs (tags)

A working class perspective on the US anti-war movement's adaptation of the slogan "Support Our Troops"

Newport Beach, CA ISMer Jailed After Suing Israel (tags)

ISM Activist Radhika Sainath was abducted by Israeli police from a Tel Aviv street, jailed and threatened with deportation 15 minutes after leaving an Israeli court and testifying in her suit against the Israeli government for false arrest in November, 2002.

The Clark/Dean gap, as seen by a member of both movements (tags)

Dean is playing the tried and true tactic of a conservative democrat pretending to be liberal during primaries. Clark has skipped the primaries, and is already doing the election-winning work of making himself appear non-threatening to wavering republicans.

Who Hates the Jews Now? (tags)

Story about the Surge in Global Anti-Semitism, Especially Among those who posture as being on the "Left"

On the Need for a Pro-Iraq United Front In the US (tags)

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Lebanese Peaceful Revolution Against Syrian Occupation (tags)

The Lebanese universities youth, engineers, physicians, lawyers, workers and all society members are leading a peaceful revolution to implement the UN Security Council resolution 52O that calls for Syrian pullout of Lebanon. Hundreds are being arrested, tortured, imprisoned and even killed.

Imperialism Starts at Home (tags)

Rich frat boys like George Bush often don't do military service because they have more options. The lack of options is a real thing that can't be erased with a lot of abstracted, two-dimensional, libertarian, we-are-all-free-agents nonsense.

a FREE university of la (tags)

please contact us asap if you would like to help find speakers or with promotion (mainly to distribute flyers). otherwise mark the first date and SHOW UP!

Labor Action to Close SOA (tags)

Labor Action to Close SOA

The ELF are Murders and Terrorists (tags)

ELF and Anarchists are responsible for California fires

Peace Train, All Aboard!! (tags)

Sunday Wash. Post on Peace Demo

HOW THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT IS BLOWING IT (tags)

Raining on a parade--or, in this case, an anti-war march--isn't likely to win one popularity contests. But somebody has got to raise the alarm. The upcoming Oct. 25 march in Washington DC is being billed as a revitalization of the movement which made history with coordinated worldwide protests against the looming US-led assualt on Iraq Feb. 15. But the new mobilization actually represents a dangerous step backwards for the anti-war forces in the US.

$87 billion for war: ‘senseless & reckless’ (tags)

Congress voted to approve the Bush administration’s $87 billion package for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not without vocal and sometimes vehement opposition by lawmakers and peace activists.

GENERAL STRIKE AND WORKER’S INSURRECTION IN BOLIVIA (tags)

Unable to repress this rebellion, and unable to negotiate separate truces with the different sectors of the movement the ruling class abandoned Lozada and the millionaire murderer Goni fled to Miami.

Free University Of LA! (tags)

Hi. We need help booking speakers and promoting. Please have anyone you know who might be interested in speaking contact us as at FreeUniversityOfLA@yahoo.com

Yuri Kochiyama (tags)

On War, Imperialism, Osama bin Laden, And Black-Asian Politics

Rutgers Palestine Conference Report (tags)

Rutgers Palestine Conference Report

Free Univ of LA Needs YOUR help (tags)

We will soon provide you, the people of LA, with an excellent educational experience. But for now we need your help. Please help us find speakers. Read below for details.

Update on Panama (tags)

With some fifteen hundred Panamaños living in LA, events en la Patría are heard all over the Hemisphere.

Protest of 27 pilots highlights class divisions in Israel (tags)

Palestine-Israel

Interview with Key Leader of Venezuelan Workers Movement Pedro Eusse (tags)

Pedro Eusse is the Secretary General of the Food and Beverage Union, and the Secretary General of the United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CUTV). The United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers is currently the country’s main trade union federation and plays an important role in defending the patriotic, national democratic government headed by Hugo Chavez.

Draft Proposal for An Anarchist People of Color United Front (tags)

A Proposal by the Black Autonomy Network of Community Organizers (BANCO) for the creation of an Anarchist People of Color United Front

Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Send-Off Rally (tags)

Immigrant workers fighting for human rights follow in the footsteps of the 60’s civil rights movement.

Building Bridges Radio-Immigrant Worker Freedom Ride & The Next Pres.of El Salvador (tags)

Building Bridges presents this 28 minute Radio Program, TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

ANSWER Protest in SF - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th (tags)

Just reposting this in case anyone will be in SF.

MY EXPERIENCES AS A WORKING CLASS ANARCHIST (tags)

I started thinking about writing this piece of work when I was, as I often do, pondering the failings of the British anarchist movement

BTL:Grassroots Movement Working to Derail FCC Media Deregulation Plan (tags)

Interview with Josh Silver, managing director of Free Press, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

URGENT! ACt now! Rutgers Aims to Cancel PAlestine Conference (tags)

Act now - your solidarity is needed as Rutgers acts to cancel Palestine conference

Protesters Should Love WTO (tags)

Why the anti-globalization movement should try to disrupt the work of the World Trade Organization is a mystery to me. Instead, they should learn to love corporations like McDonald's.

Silence is Deadly. Anti-War Day Sept 1, 2003 (tags)

"The US wages a pure imperial war of conquest with the admitted lies that its own country and the world had to be preventively defended against the threat of weapons of mass destruction.. God is with us on the way to the Americanization of all cultures.."

GOP = Goldwater's Old Party? (tags)

Antiwar libertarian bloggers and Internet columnists often link to left-of-center websites like Indymedia, Common Dreams, Alternet.org and CounterPunch while others consider voting for Democratic candidate Howard Dean.

Building Bridges Radio:DeUnionizing Federal Workers &EL Salvador at a Turning Point? (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 min 46 sec radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

FREE Butoh Workshop (tags)

Corpus Delicti invites you to Butoh Workshop on Saturdays from 1-3pm in Hollywood. Free to all.

WHEN RACE BURNS CLASS - an interview with J. Sakai (tags)

".... They were inviting me, an Asian, as a way of my joining the crew. Only, he said, 'You got to stop talking to those Blacks. You got to choose. White or Black.' "

An Interview with Ernesto Aguilar of the Anarchist People of Color (APOC) (tags)

"....Who were the founders of the APOC? When was it started?"

Santa Cruz Residents Push City Council To Support Bush Impeachment (tags)

SANTA CRUZ — Angry peace protesters at City Hall displayed a realistic-looking, oversized layoff notice for President Bush on Tuesday, advising him to "vacate your office in 24 hours." "We want a resolution from the city to impeach Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Powell, Wolfowitz and Condoleeza Rice," said Sherry Conable, active in the impeachment movement. She and others also want the City Council to beef up a local resolution opposing the U.S. Patriot Act, by directing the city government not to cooperate with its provisions.

Working Clas U.S. Perspectives 2003 -2004 (tags)

Working Class

Anarchist People of Color Conference in October (tags)

conference news and info

The Time for Nonviolence Has Come (tags)

As Robert Muller has said, there is not one superpower in the world today, but two: the militarized United States on the one hand, and the millions of ordinary people, including many Americans, who yearn to devote their energies to a humane future. Which will win?

Courting the "Middle Class" (tags)

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With the resistance of iranian people (tags)

The Charter of the Organization of Iranian People's Fedayee Guerrillas on the Treshhold of the Twent First Century

ACLU Marks Independence Day With New Report On Main Street Movement To Protect Civil Liber (tags)

WASHINGTON – On the eve of this year’s Independence Day celebrations, the American Civil Liberties Union today released a new report documenting the ongoing grassroots movement in the United States to pass local community resolutions rejecting government policies that go beyond fighting terrorism and stray into the suppression of basic constitutional rights.

Immigration control- atool of the bosses (tags)

Immigration

Unintended Consequences (tags)

Soybeans Killing Rainforests Nine (9) easy steps that even lefties can understand.

The ANSWER coalition is not your friend (tags)

Beware ANSWER

LAPD-demo "Scuffle" Info (tags)

Peacenik activism, unwilling to confront police violence when and where it happens, will never change anything in the United States. A (reposted) response to a call for info on the arrests at the demo.

Is Answer the Answer? (tags)

Peacenik activism, unwilling to confront police violence when and where it happens, will never change anything in the United States.

Argentina-attitude of revolutionary Socialists towards the Kirchner goverment (tags)

Argentina-Reformor Revolution

Anti-globalization Protesters Star in New Novel (tags)

Addressing the lack of fictional literature written from a non-mainstream point-of-view, a Cambridge, Masachusetts novelist and activist has come out with "American Dream." The back cover of the new paperback novel reads: "Meet Wheatgrass Man and his 'older single dude crowd,' soldiers in the anti-globalization protest movement. From their vantage point in Central Square, 'Mental Square,' Cambridge, they grapple with Love in the Age of E-Mail Romance, while struggling to survive the gentrification of their neighborhood..."

Student protests reveal weakness of Iranian regime (tags)

Iran

Democratic Party History: a Revealing Rap Sheet (tags)

A history of the Democratic Party's role in co-opting and diverting independent political movements, while advancing the agenda of the global capitalist police state. This and similar pieces can be found at

Irag-Two months after the fall-A Vietnamese trap for the coalition forces (tags)

Irag War

Crude-o-cons (tags)

"On June 3, the columnist Ann Coulter addressed a Republican women’s club in Jacksonville, Florida (see Anthony Gancarski, "An Evening with Ann Coulter"). In the course of her diatribe ... Coulter proclaimed that the Middle East is now 'George Bush’s bitch.' 'Bitch' in this sense is prison talk for the victim of homosexual rape.

Next: A Working Demonstration (tags)

Looking ahead to future protests. A protest by nature represents what a group is against rahter than what a group is for. A working demonstration is the reverse: it represents what a group is for. It creates a forum for positive action.

Hamas' Israeli Roots (tags)

Since coming to power, Sharon has done everything to ensure the collapse of Arafat and the Palestinian Authority. If successful, it would either bring Hamas to power or lead to political chaos within the terrorities.

Workers Struggle's In Costa Rica (tags)

Costa Rica

Save Palestinians From Themselves (tags)

...a national struggle is not a free-for-all street rumble. It is supposed to be a movement led by astute leaders...

A Personal Chronicle of a Season of ‘Better to Laugh than Cry” Antiwar Activism. (tags)

Here is one NY-RTS' memories of the recent past- a memory of the particular groups anti-war activism.-- To be published on-line in the Journal of Aesthetics and protest. (print issue #2 to be released in late June, early July)

Struggle in Peru intensifies (tags)

Struggle in Peru intensifies

Lights, Camera, Rescue! (tags)

Reposted because the last time it was posted it got spammed to death.

Lights, camera, rescue (tags)

Everybody is lookfing for a figleaf a way to "feel good" about killing a few thousand people and taking their resources. "Saving Private Lynch" was made to order for "good War PR". Another Bush Junta LIE.

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..

CONSERVATISM AS EXORCISM (tags)

Conservatives have lost their mind. Not their minds, but their mind. What the late Russell Kirk called “the conservative mind” seems to have disappeared from our political landscape.

Eight days in May Birmingham and the struggle for civil rights (tags)

The eight days between May 2 and May 10, 1963, when thousands of school children in Birmingham, Ala., defied the fire hoses and police dogs of Eugene “Bull” Connor, marked a turning point in the civil rights movement.

"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (tags)

DON'T MOURN MEDIA COVERAGE, ORGANIZE!

EU-SUMMIT IN GREECE, JUNE 2003 (tags)

ON THE WAY TO THE EU-SUMMIT IN THESSALONIKI,GREECE, JUNE 2003

Wolves and Sheep (tags)

The truth is blowing on the winds of change, and the dust of another adminastration will be rubbed from between the toes of the children...

Commentator, Author and Activist, Arianna Huffington (tags)

Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11th Ocean Park Beach at Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica

FRIDAY: LA Jews & Palestinians Decry Israel’s Killings of Journalists, ISM, Palesti (tags)

On Friday at Noon, wearing day-glow vests similar to those worn by the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and journalists, who work in Gaza and the West Bank, members of Jewish & Palestinian peace organizations and their supporters will protest outside the Israeli Consulate.

Questions of Life and Death (tags)

"Many politicians lack a moral imperative today. They act as though they have no options because the economy dictates conditions. This is not true. Politicians can still make decisions in the interests of many, not in the interests of a few.." From German

New dangers and tasks for the new peace movement (tags)

We are living in exceedingly dangerous times. A decade ago, few of us expected this turn of events. With the end of the nuclear standoff between the United States and Soviet Union, millions of people felt enormous relief, believing that the nuclear arms race was giving way to a new era of peace.

Dumping Bush-Regime Change in 2004 (tags)

Makes the case for developing an electoral arm for the peace movement that can defeat Bush and the War Party in 2004. Stresses need for independent political action groups.

The Two Antiwar Movements (tags)

It’s the same old cultural Marxist claptrap. Their West Coast gig, which Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com recently reported, was filled with speeches that had nothing to do with Iraq or our international situation and more to do with such things as "transgendered people’s" rights.

My Dream (tags)

Is that the whole world will be a place of social justice. . . like China, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, North Korea and, of course, Cuba. Viva Comrade Fidel!

Response to Marc Cooper (tags)

Marc Cooper's cynical screed in last weeks LA Weekly is crushed by Carole LaFleme's analysis. This letter was rejected by LA Weekly. Cooper would rather attack those against the war rather than those perpetrating the crime.

Iraq "war" to last "3-5 years" (tags)

It ain't over yet, and even when it ends, it still won't be over ( see http://newamericancentury.org )

Why the anti-war movement was right (tags)

Clear and present danger? Quick fall of Baghdad proves that might makes wrong

The Anti War Movement: Why, How and Where (tags)

Constructive Criticism of the Anti War Movement: To a movement that is based on ideals of democracy, and that has constantly attacked the current administration for not listening to dissenting voices – to the voices of people – I am sure that such criticism will be welcomed. I present this criticism with the hope that it will lead to the evolution of stronger democracies within communities, of greater involvement by the citizens of USA in issues of equality, peace and justice.

Hollywood Peace Demo...4/13/03 (tags)

Summary: Are the smaller numbers at Sunday's Anti-War Demo a sign that the Movement is losing momentum, or is it just taking breath while it figures out what to do next?

Antiwar Movement Becomes Anti-Imperialist Movement (Hollywood Demonstration with pictures) (tags)

Instead of an isolated hyper-radical froth that police and the media could easily blow away, an impressive consolidation of mature and grounded activists has emerged from the first phase of our struggle against U.S. imperialism.

Open Discussion on Anarchism and the Anti-War Movement. (tags)

Luna Sol Cafe 2501 West 6th St. Los Angeles

Open Discussion on Anarchism and the Anti-War Movement. (tags)

Sunday April 20th at 1pm Luna Sol Cafe 2501 West 6th St. Los Angeles

Class War heats up in the USA (tags)

Class War

Italy, 500.000 rally to say stop to infinite war (tags)

Italy, in Rome national rally for peace

Nine Theses on Moving the Peace Movement Forward (tags)

[Editor: John Gershman, Interhemispheric Resource Center (IRC) Editor's Note: This piece was commissioned under the auspices of the Project Against the Present Danger. Foreign Policy In Focus www.fpif.org]

peacetool_FR (tags)

http://peacetool.8k.com Mitigate harassment of the peace movement by slowing down freeper HQ.

RW: Now That the War Is Going On... (tags)

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"Bearing Witness" (tags)

The war critics were right -- not in the way they expected.

Tribulations: Terrror Targets Everwhere--Everyone (tags)

Danger from terrorism increase everywhere everyday. Be aware, be prepared and be brown skinned if you can (safer in most of the world from now on !). Al Qaeda and other terror cells laugh at US and its people who think their government spends good money to protect them

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.

uuhhhh..... like, are we real? (tags)

- - just to be accurate, people - we should really start calling it the "postpeace movement" now - -

Memphis 1968: We remember (tags)

An assassin’s bullet felled the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. King had come to Memphis to support a strike by the city’s sanitation workers.

Craig Rosebraugh Releases pentagonlies.com website (tags)

pentagonlies.com

How the Reformists attempt to liquidate the anti-war movement (tags)

Recent New York Times article outlines a well-organized, massive and concerted effort by the reformist wing of the antiwar movement to derail the antiwar movement and turn activists into election fodder for the Democratic Party.

Politicians attempts to liquidate anti-war movements (tags)

Their opposition to anger is a reflection of the bourgeois fear that anger is contagious and will lead to the awakening of a class that has, it must be said, a good deal to be angry about.

The Peace Movement is Being Hijacked by the Liberals? (tags)

It's very easy after all hard work has been done for those that have without any democracy involved to take the reins of the peace movement and steer it nose first into the ground.

The left is a bunch of anti-american traitors (tags)

you ignorant lefty bastards have an almost reflexive hatred for everything the U.S. does.

The Peace Movement is Being Hijacked by the Liberals? (tags)

In today's New York Times Kate Zernike and Dean E. Murphy in their article are claiming that the "most influential antiwar coalitions have shifted away from large-scale disruptive tactics"

Concerning Tension Between Activists and Police (Related to PCC Police Brutality) (tags)

A message to acitivists, police, and people in general to help spread the anti-war movement progressively. This message in no way advocates that the offending officers shouldn't be brought up in criminal charges. It's a response to combat the problem.

Unity call from antiwar movement (tags)

Statement from Youth Bloc/Campus Antiwar Network (CAN)

Shame on You, Mr. Moore! Shame on You! (tags)

It should not be good enough for anyone who wants to create an antiwar movement that could actually stop a war.

RW: The Challenge Ahead: We Must Stop This War (tags)

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Decolonize America (tags)

The war is not the responsibility of Bush alone, but deeply rooted in the capitalist-colonial nature of the US system.

Old Europe greets New America! (tags)

Message from germany: I am one of hundred thousands antiwar activists in germany. Lets join together in a worldwide movement against war and capitalism! Together we have the power to smash the plutocracy and her servants worldwide! Lets work together to end this bloody war!

Plan B for the Peace Movement (tags)

Persistent protesters need to prepare for some unsettling possibilities

DID THE ''PEACE MOVEMENT'' FAIL? (tags)

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Craig Rosenbaugh on the Anti-War Struggle (tags)

An excellent analysis of why the peace movements fail to stop war and a call for radical direct action.

The Fifth Column Left Declares War (tags)

The peace movement is not about peace, that it is a fifth column communist movement to destroy America and give victory to our totalitarian enemies.

Craig Rosebraugh on the Anti-War struggle (tags)

As the U.S. led military campaign gets fully under way in the very near future, the question remains… how far is the anti-war movement in the United States willing to go to stop the U.S. government and its unceasing atrocities? How far are you willing to go, what are you willing to do to stop the massive bloodshed once again caused by the U.S. government?

New book: ''War in Colombia. Made in USA'' (tags)

The anti-war movement in the United States and around the world needs a clear view of the Pentagon's "Plan Colombia" and its impact on this hemisphere. Now that information is available in a book from the International Action Center: "War in Colombia--Made in U.S.A."

Recovering the Power of the Global Grass Roots in the Antiwar Movement (tags)

Feel free to reprint this essay

British labor unions threaten Tony Blair with "regime change" (tags)

Union leaders yesterday warned Tony Blair that he will be deserted by the labour movement if he goes ahead with a war in Iraq without a second security council resolution.

Which way forward for the development of a powerful anti-war movement? (tags)

Thousands of serious activists are giving thought to all questions related to the development of an anti-war movement that can strike even more powerful blows against this latest round of imperialist wars. This article represents an effort to directly confront the most serious questions related to the development of the anti-war movement.

Organize, Organize, Organize (tags)

An overview of the critically important relationship... between online activism and the explosive growth taking place in the peace movement; specifically, how the internet can serve to expand and enhance that growth, if we online activists promote the application of the various internet tools to the organizational tasks of the mass movement -and do so in an organized, coordinated way.

Studio City Protests Are Heating Up (tags)

Studio City Protests Are Heating Up

HOW VENEZUELAN ANARCHISTS VIEW THE CHAVEZ CRISIS (tags)

A conversation on how Venezuelan anarchists view the Chavez crisis with a libertarian comrade of the CRA (Comisión de Relaciones Anarquistas / Commission of Anarchist Relationships) of Venezuela on "Canarias Libertaria" on december 10, 2002.

Women (and Men) of the World, Unite! (tags)

the latest in a series about male domination

Martin Sheen Under Attack For Courageous, Patriotic Stand (tags)

Pressure is growing for the president to lose his job because of his uncompromising stance on the war. That's President Bartlet, as played by Martin Sheen in the hit television series, The West Wing..Last week a full page ad in the New York Times quoted former Nato supreme commander Wesley Clark saying that invading Iraq would "supercharge recruiting for al-Qaida". It was signed by around 50 musicians, including Lou Reed, Sheryl Crow, Massive Attack, and REM.

MSNBC Host Michael Savage Barks Like Hitler and Whines Like Olive Oil (tags)

After calling for the arrest of leaders of the anti-War movement on charges of treason, Michael Savage, fascist talk show host, lashed out at an organized movement to remove him from his new bully pulpit at MSNBC.

The Venice Peace Movement (tags)

Every Sunday at 2pm The Venice Peace Movement meets at Rose Avenue and the Venice Boardwalk for a march to Windward Avenue.

'Pro-War' Movement Springs Into Action (tags)

"We decided we can't sit idly by while President Bush's agenda, specifically his continuing efforts on the war on terror, specifically Iraq ... while they ... Democrats, the left wing and Hollywood ... conduct a well-coordinated, well organized, well-financed effort to undo the president and really to destroy him, because that's their goal," David Bossie, president of Citizens United, told Foxnews.com.

Usual suspects are behind anti-war protests (tags)

The sponsor of the New York rally was the umbrella group United for Peace and Justice, which can be described as the crazy far-left on its best behavior. he stench arising from the organizers attracts zero interest in the mainstream press. Writing in National Review, Byron Scott called it "the story no one wants to hear about the anti-war movement." If anti-war demonstrations were being organized by a tobacco company or the Augusta National Golf Club, the liberal establishment would erupt in screams of protest. No screaming now, though. These sponsors are just off-the-wall loonies and Stalinist front groups.

The Criminalization of the Peace Movement (tags)

Infiltrators, saboteurs, and media coverage are determined to make criminals of ordinary citizens.

Are breakaway marches a good tactic? (tags)

Radical elements of the anti-war movement have used "breakway marches," in which a smaller group breaks away from the main (peaceful and legal) march, and engages in "direct action" of some sort, to good effect in SF, LA, & NYC. At this early stage of the movement, that is probably a good idea. However, once war with Iraq actually breaks out in earnest, radical anti-capitalists should seek to seize control of the main marches themselves, wresting them away from the reformist misleaders, and taking the streets in a massive showing of the power of the people.

FARC gives empire a black eye. U.S. responds with threats and more lies (tags)

Will this be the excuse U.S. imperialism has been waiting for to directly intervene in Colombia's class war between a local mass based movement comprising 2 strong guerilla armies, a militant trade union movement, radical peasant organisations and the fascist paramilitary state?

DOSSIER: NO WAR FOR EMPIRE NOW ONLINE (tags)

A Long Term Strategy for the Antiwar Movement

ANSWER & NION losing the battle 4 the hearts of millions (tags)

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Answering Moral Blackmail (tags)

Are millions of Canadian, American and In the midst of worldwide protest against an impending war with Iraq, the Bush Administration and its allies have trotted out their trump card...

Thank You Mr President? (tags)

What Bush has done.

Disentangling the Antiwar Movement from the American Flag (tags)

(A downloadable PDF version of this essay is available at www.freesocietycollective.org; feel free to copy and distribute this 8.5 x 11, 2- sided flyer)

Californians for Peace in Arizona (tags)

In opposition to perpetual war, declared and undeclared, Californians joined Arizonans today, rallying in Phoenix. An eyewitness account to the mass of approximately 2,000 people, opposing war in America's most conservative major city, follows.

A Jewish Response to Rabbi Lerner Flap (tags)

Rabbi Lerner has accused the peace movement of excluding him from speaking at the February 16 demonstration in San Francisco because of his views on Israel, and he has labeled the anti-war movement, 'anti-war anti-semites.' In our participation in the anti-war movement, A Jewish Voice for Peace has found that Jews have close and staunch allies in the movement.

"Free Wang Bingzhang!" campaign warms up (tags)

Abducted Chinese dissident Dr. Wang Bingzhang should not be in China in the first place. Monday, Beijing sentenced him to life in prison. Reaction follows--

A Jewish Response to Rabbi Lerner Flap (tags)

A report from the "Jewish Voice for Peace" organization on the so-called "banning" of Rabbi Lerner by ANSWER

No to Bush's war for oil & empire (tags)

For building an anti-imperialist core in the anti-war movement.

Workers Action Says: DEFEND IRAQ! DEFEAT IMPERIALISM! (tags)

Workers Action Says: No to Layoffs at Home, Bombs and Sanctions Abroad! Not A Penny, Not A Person To The Military! DEFEND IRAQ! DEFEAT IMPERIALISM! Two Years of Bush: Two Wars and Two Coup Attempts! Is the U.S. Planning Permanent War?

FEB 15 BLACK BLOC - L.A. (tags)

Black Block call to action for Feb. 15th March!

TERRY GROSS -- NPR WARMONGER !! (tags)

TERRY GROSS - NPR WARMONGER: 1/23/03 npr.org audio archive interview URLs to listen to her "FRESH (???) AIR" program interview where she bashes the anti-war movement!

Again-Palestine:On the tactics of the Intifada (tags)

Palestine

ANSWER Coalition Statement (tags)

ANSWER COALITION RESPONDS TO RED BAITING

The State Sabotages Social Change Initiatives: History (tags)

Since COINTELPRO was used mainly against the progressive movements of the 1960s, its impact can be grasped only in the context of the momentous social upheaval which shook the country during those years. All across the United States, Black communities came alive with renewed political struggle. Most major cities experienced sustained, disciplined Black protest and massive ghetto uprisings. Black activists galvanized multi-racial rebellion among GIs, welfare mothers, students, and prisoners.

Man's Symmetrical Body Shape (tags)

Do we not feel that, like animals, we too have a symmetrical body shape? Are we not curious enough to question why the functions of our body and those of the beasts have a lot in common? Then..., what’s the cause behind this?

An Appeal by the Spanish Students Union to Stop Imperialist War (tags)

Anti-War

Prepare for an Internet Shutdown (tags)

We need to prepare alternatives for the possibility of an Internet shutdown during war against Iraq.

Peace Movement Slowly Breaks Media Ice (tags)

Main stream media outlets begin to cover the Peace Movement.

Highland Park's Own Radical Cheerleaders (tags)

LA Peace Movement on the Rise....

BTL:As International Peace Movement Gains Momentum, Bush Prepares to... (tags)

...Launch War Against Iraq. Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Scott Harris

Analysis of ANSWER and NION (tags)

Written by Michael Albert of Z Magazine and Stephen R Shalom

5 Reasons ANSWER is not the answer (tags)

We can and should do bette than ANSWER!

Resisting "Complexity Management" (tags)

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Anarchists Break from ANSWER protest (tags)

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2000 Anarchists go on Rampage in San Francisco (tags)

TWO THOUSAND ANARCHISTS GO ON RAMPAGE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Job Posting: AFL-CIO Media Outreach Internship (tags)

AFL-CIO Media Outreach Internship

Activists occupy Venezuelan embassy in Australia (tags)

With today's peaceful occupation of the Venezuelan Embassy, solidarity activists intended to highlight the repeated coup attempts in Venezuela and the US-sponsored civil war in neighbouring Colombia. Activists expressed their support for the elected government of Venezuela and the formation of a new clandestine government of Colombia.

Re: yesterday's rally, Shawn is right! (tags)

How about a day of mass organizing?

MICROPLATFORM antifascista (tags)

This is a open project between Micro-Solco (Italia) and The Platform (Argentina), to give an noisly antifascist answer to repression against social movements. In the last times, the newlyberalist goverments have intensify the attack against those who fight for justice and solidarity. Microplatform participate from the cultural musical front to support the 3 italian antifascists who was arrested the 12th september 2001, as a part of an strategy to attack the movement. "sostieni gli antifascisti, liberare tutti!"

BTL:Peace Activist Philip Berrigan Remembered (tags)

Interview with Jerome Berrigan, brother of the late peace activist Philip Berrigan, conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari

The Black Radical Congress Opposes a Military Attack on the People of Iraq (tags)

The BRC joins the International Call for No war on Iraq

From 2002 to 2003: The struggle continues (tags)

Editorial commentary George W. Bush must have expected clear sailing for his right-wing agenda of war abroad and giveaways to the rich when the Republicans regained majority control of the U.S. Senate and added to their majority in the House in the Nov. 5 elections.

THE REAL MOVEMENT OF THE SOCIETY (tags)

THE REAL MOVEMENT OF THE SOCIETY http://www.franciscotrindade.com Update of January of the site With two new texts DIALECTIC OF PROUDHON METHOD AND REAL MOVEMENT OF THE SOCIETY REFLECTIONS ON THE MATERIALISM OF THE CENTURY XVIII Technical responsible for the totality of the site The friend always José Carlos Fortuna. http://www.franciscotrindade.com

Absurd Responses vs. Earnest Politics; Global Justice vs. Anti-War Movements; Guerilla The (tags)

The Bush Administration is drawing the United States and the world ever closer to a state of permanent military engagement, So what do we do?” the front of the card asked. The back explained: “Throw a party!!! Activism doesn’t have to mean droning speeches, dull chants, and tired slogans. To sustain the growing movement over the long haul, we need humor, theater, music, flamboyance, irony, and fun.”

The WSF and a “Movement of Movements” (tags)

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BTL:Critical Weeks Ahead for U.S. Peace Movement's Effort to... (tags)

...Derail Bush War Plan. Interview with Joanne Landy, co-director of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris

Iran Student Movement (tags)

Student Movement Coordination Committee in Iran promotes Secularism and Democracy in Iran

Venezuela and Colombia: Two brother peoples that are resisting (tags)

We are faced with the great challenge of becoming a country that advances toward socialism. If Simon Bolivar had to struggle against the monarchy to establish the liberal republic, we have to fight against that liberal republic to build our own model that fits our Latin American homeland's yearnings for freedom.

100 arrested at UN opposing immoral war (tags)

NEW YORK – “War against Iraq is unjustifiable and immoral. It will cost thousands of innocent lives, Iraqi and American. And I will do everything I can to stop it.” So said Rabbi Michael Fineberg before his arrest on the steps of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Dec. 10.

BTL:U.N.-Iraq Weapons Inspection Process Provides an Opportunity for... (tags)

...Anti-War Groups to Make Their Case to the U.S. Public. Interview with Jeremy Brecher, author and activist, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris

The Fight for Iran's Democratic Ideals (tags)

Over the weekend thousands of Iranian students continued their protests to demand political reform. Their voices were raised in support of Hashem Aghajari, the college professor who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. But the student movement is broader than dissent over one injustice.

The Veezuelan Revolution in Danger (tags)

Venezuelan Revolution

A New Movement Against Apartheid (tags)

International Movement Against Israeli Apartheid

Faith-based revolt rises against Iraq war (tags)

Local actions set for Dec. 10 NEW YORK – In a full-page ad in The New York Times Dec. 4, Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders urged President Bush to stop the rush to war against Iraq. “Your church leaders have sought private hearings with you to express their passionate objections: they’ve been denied,” said the text of the ad. “A strong faith-based revolt against war on Iraq is coming together in the first weeks of December.” They were referring to local actions set for Tuesday, Dec. 10 across the nation.

Setting the Record Straight- RCP on the Anti War Movement (tags)

In response to a article written on Salon.com

Ecuador-Lucio Gutierrez opens a new revolutionary stage (tags)

Ecuador

French workers mobilize against privatisation (tags)

Workers against privatisation

The New Freedom Bus visits Los Angeles (tags)

The New Freedom Bus visits Los Angeles

BTL:U.S. Peace Movement is the One Force that Can Deter War with Iraq (tags)

Interview with Geov Parrish, a journalist with the Seattle Weekly conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris.

Red-baiting. "The Anti-War Movement and Its Critics. (tags)

"Do we have an antiwar movement? We're getting there. We must be, because we're catching flak from the anti-anti war movement, Light Infantry division, staffed by Marc Cooper, Todd Gitlin, David Corn, and Christopher Hitchens."

Proposal of netstrike de Isole nella Rete against the last detentions (tags)

The arrests of the political activists in South of Italy are really grave. It's urgent to give an strong and united response. Isole nella Rete is proposing a netstrike. Over the skin of the activists from the South is the future of all the political activism.

Nov. 13 Virtual Sit-in against the WTO (tags)

Please give your time to the movement for social justice and participate in the Electronic Civil Disobiedience

Happy Queer Ween (tags)

A thought about Queer Theory and Indigenous Theory Contributions to one another on this most indigenous Queer Holiday.

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.

How to establish (tags)

credibility of the so called "anti-war" movement. . .

LESSONS FOR ANARCHISM COMING FROM ARGENTINA (tags)

It is remind that if the state and the institutions are denouncing situation for now in Argentina as anarchy, it is not anarchy in the country ! What is happening is a step toward the decay of power. In fact the chaos in argentina is caused by the state and capitalism, not by anarchists ideals.

The history of the guerilla movement in Colombia (tags)

The guerilla in Colombia has not been invented by the left. It dates further back and is the answer of the lower classes to the violence of the rich and mighty.

Revolution or reform? (tags)

The anti-war movement is at the crossroads. Will it become a revolutionary movement fighting to sweep away the capitalist system, or will it become a reformist movement merely seeking to pressure bourgeois politicians? Reformist misleaders will seek to distract and divert the movement from any truly effective action against the system, into impotent hand wringing and pleas for peace. It is vital that revolutionary leadership win out and oust the reformists, so as to guide the oppressed masses along the path to revolution.

Interview With South African Activist Against Israeli Apartheid (tags)

Interview with Na'eem Jeenah

Open Letter To the Peace Movement (tags)

We Must Close Ranks Now!

RAAW ( Radical Action Against War) (tags)

For those who want to fight war, capitalism and impearialism but who do not want to follow pacifist dreamers.

Voices of Anarchist Union Organizers (tags)

I asked a few folks to tell me a little about themselves and their views on organizing for unions. These six people identify as either an anarchist (with or without adjectives) or as an anti-authoritarian (an anarchist that doesn't know it yet!). They all work as union organizers or have worked as union organizers.

Leftist Conservatism Part Two (tags)

In Part One of this two part series I demonstrated through personal experience how the leftist elite is stifling progressive growth and preventing constructive social change in the United States

December 20 and 21 days of social disobedience to help Argentina (tags)

CALLING ALL GRASSROOTS GROUPS, COLLECTIVES AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS.. December 20th - 21st 2002 - TWO DAYS OF SOCIAL DISOBEDIENCE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARGENTINEAN POPULAR REBELLION

DECEMBER 20 &21, days of social disobediece, to help Argentina (tags)

CALLING ALL GRASSROOTS GROUPS, COLLECTIVES AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS.. December 20th - 21st 2002 - TWO DAYS OF SOCIAL DISOBEDIENCE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARGENTINEAN POPULAR REBELLION

Anarchist Anti-War Conference Oct 25-27 (tags)

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ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT 25-27 (tags)

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Press Release (tags)

Media Advisory: Stopping Anti-Gay Violence in West Hollywood - a panel discussion and public forum

Funding Shortage Hampers Chinese Democracy Movement (tags)

Funding Shortage Hampers Chinese Democracy Movement

Countertactics Needed (take 2) (tags)

"...we cannot let this challenging tactic work anymore. there must be some countertactics we can think of & enact to stop this, because to me, it's getting very obvious when one of them shows him/herself...any HELPFUL feedback much appreciated. this movement is phenomenal and it must survive..."

Oaxacan Movement for Popular Power Culminates in Capitol (tags)

In Putla de Guerrero, Oaxaca, a popular movement against the corruption and violence of their mayor operating with the compliance of the state government unites politically diverse groups to empower the populace. a history of conflict and actions by CODEP

"Kusumi's List" Rates All Of Congress, Senate (tags)

This front page of Kusumi.com is the latest -- see bottom for Kusumi's List, where Congressmen and Senators are rated. They were rated on the China issue, but good/bad there is also good/bad on Globalization! --Keep this list alive (repost)!

PROTEST THE PROMISE KEEPERS! (tags)

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Direct Democracy and the Global Justice Movement (tags)

People often ask what the so-called "anti-globalization" movement is actually for. The usual response is that we're for a lot of things, ranging from ecological sustainability to racial equality; but if there's one theme at the very center of the movement, which really sets it apart from social movements that have come before, it's its dedication to direct democracy.

32nd Commemoration Chicano Moratorium March (tags)

FORUM/DISCUSSION ON THE STATE OF THE CHICANOMEXICANO MOVEMENT FOR SELF-DETERMINATION AND LIBERTION

COLOMBIA IS LIKE VIETNAM (tags)

Many years passed before the great majority took notice that the revolutionaries of Vietnam fought for all humanity. One day something similar will happen with the FARC. The real enemy is the same. In another context, the women and men of the guerrilla movement of comandante Manuel Marulanda find themselves involved in a struggle that transcends the tragic Colombian scene. Resisting, they fight also for humanity.

WHITES ATTEND REPARATIONS RALLY IN DC (tags)

CURE, an organization of white supporters of reparations to descendants of slavery, attended the recent Millions for Reparations Rally in Washington, DC. Here is a very personal account of why they went and what they experienced at it.

CALL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE LONG BEACH/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANARCHIST MOVEMEN (tags)

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URIBE TAKES FIRST STEPS TOWARDS OPEN DICTATORSHIP (tags)

Less than a week after being inaugurated as Colombia’s new president, extremist Alvaro Uribe Velez, has enacted a law that vastly curtails the rights of Colombian citizens and appears to legalise certain tactics used by paramilitary death squads. Civil society is bracing itself for the worst and already parts of the union movement are making plans to start operating in secret.

WHAT'S A NICE JEWISH GIRL DOING IN A PLACE LIKE GAZA CITY? (tags)

Tamara Rettino, a Jewish mother of three, and resident of Los Angeles spoke of her recent trip to the West Bank and Gaza Strip to a standing-room-only crowd of more than150 people at a local Jewish community center. Rettino traveled to the Middle East to join with the hundreds of international volunteers who gathered as a part of "Freedom Summer,” sponsored by the International Solidarity Movement.

Anarchism and the Labor Movement (tags)

The differences between Labor and anrachists need to be understood in order for any successful revolution is to take place

Intn'l Solidarity Movement Members Arrested In Nablus: What You Can Do (tags)

[NABLUS] Internationals and Palestinians have been brutalized and arrested following a non-violent protest at the Huwara checkpoint near Nablus.

New So-Cal Anarchist Art/Media/Theory Journal (tags)

Image of the 2002 Woman's Day March The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest has been a year in the making. Submissions, suggestions, ideas and comments are appreciated.

Today's Voice: ISRAEL/PALESTINE: STOP THE VIOLENCE! (tags)

The Media tells us what is wrong with the world; Voice4change will tell you what to do about it! Our member organizations are busy organizing, so we want to bring their message to you. Our affiliates are doing great work every day. They need your support…We will be their link to you. Sign on to www.voice4change.org

Not In Our Name Organizes Day of Mass Resistance (tags)

"Not In Our Name," the umbrella group under which all individuals, activists and political groups can unite against the massive world war called by the Bush government, held a conference to begin the organizing of a National Day of Mass Resistance against the war.

Saving and improving Social Security: The Communist Party’s solution (tags)

Marx’s observation that the task of a movement goes beyond mere interpretation of events was never more apt than when it comes to the struggle to defend – and improve – the Social Security system.

Blind Palestinian compliance with US and Israeli demands is not a solution (tags)

If Mr. Bush truly understands the "deep anger and despair of the Palestinian people," then he must also understand that the occupation must end before anything else can be achieved

Another Basque Country is possible (tags)

National liberation versus internationalism? Global justice from a local view. This is a text about why I think that national liberation, justice and internationalism are not incompatible. How to work for reach global justice, respecting the different local realities.

SOLIDARITY WITH PIQUETEROS MOVEMENT! (tags)

Stop police repression in Argentina! Please, send your messages of solidarity . More information: www.marxist.com

***DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT*** (tags)

L.A. DOWNTOWN FEDERAL BUILDING Friday, June 28 @ 4 PM FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 213.487.2368

DATE CHANGE 4 Hip Hop Benefit Concert in Long Beach! (tags)

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Hip Hop benefit show in Long Beach against Police Repression! (tags)

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URGENT - Italy: Police raids on COBAS Confederation (tags)

SERIOUS ACT OF PROVOCATION BY THE JUDICIARY AGAINST THE COBAS CONFEDERATION

Cross border anti-war event! (tags)

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Irish Worker Solidarity Movement talk on audio (tags)

Workers Solidarity Movement speaks about anarchism in Ireland

History of Mayday (tags)

May 1st is a day of special significance. Its a day of worldwide solidarity. But why Mayday? What is its history?

Northeastern Anarchist #4 out now! (tags)

Magazine of the Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists (NEFAC)

Salvadorans Dispatch Leader To Los Angeles (tags)

PRESIDENT BUSH PUSHES FREE TRADE IN EL SALVADOR; WORKER DEFENSE MOVEMENT OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY DISPATCHES LEADER TO LOS ANGELES TO RESPOND

Rome, 2 millions protest! What is really happening in Italy ? (tags)

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Bono, the New Poster Boy for Globalization (tags)

NPR State Radio just aired a report stating that Bono of the band U2 agrees with the conditions that the IMF and the World Bank set before an already raped and pillaged nation can get a loan.

Major 2-Day Convergence in LA and Irvine (tags)

RISE UP 2002: ONE MOVEMENT FROM THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE Uniting Locally-based Organizing Struggles and the Global Justice Movement to End Sweatshops from the Factories to the Fields

Major 2-Day Convergence in LA and Irvine (tags)

RISE UP 2002: ONE MOVEMENT FROM THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE Uniting Locally-based Organizing Struggles and the Global Justice Movement to End Sweatshops from the Factories to the Fields

SPAN Youth Summit for Peace and Justice (tags)

The SPAN (Student Peace Action Network) Youth Summit for Peace and Justice is just around the corner. Its time to get psyched and ready to attend. Activists from across the country will attend the SPAN Summit in sunny Southern California at Claremont Colleges on February 15-17.

BTL: Intl Global Justice Movement Discusses Alternative Development Models... (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, who attended the World Social Forum and discusses the deliberations and action plans that came out of the Porto Alegre gathering.

Chomsky Blasts WEF From Brazil (tags)

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Noam Chomsky arrived here for the World Social Forum (WSF) and immediately blasted the World Economic Forum (WEF) in New York as power-hogging, anti-global, and linked to "crude and vulgar" exploitation of the September 11 attacks.

KPFK - Good Luck Steven Starr (tags)

Here are a few words from a member of the LAIMC collective for the new General Manager at KPFK.

POWER meeting tonight!! (tags)

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POWER MEETING TONIGHT at 7:00 PM IN LONG BEACH (tags)

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POWER! People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers meeting This coming Monday Jan 14 (tags)

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Chicano Press Assocation Meeting - February 9, 2002 (tags)

Chicano Press Assocation Meeting

Join the Int'l Movement to DEMAND Inquiry into 9-11, and possible US Govt collus (tags)

“Wake up Neo . . . the matrix has you.” ACT NOW!!! Join the International Movement DEMANDING Inquiry into 9-11, and possible US Govt / CIA involvement. US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Operation Northwood, was an actual operational plan to commit domestic terror on US civilians to whip America into a war frenzy. US plans more invasions.

Join the Int'l Movement to DEMAND Inquiry into 9-11, and possible US Govt collus (tags)

"Wake up Neo . . . the matrix has you." JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT DEMANDING INQUIRY INTO 9-11 AND POSSIBLE CIA / U.S. GOVT. COLLUSION!!

how to fight the ISO, the republicans and the democrats all with one stone (tags)

add your suggestions

Brussels: 100,000 trade unionists for people not profit (tags)

Reposting from Indymedia UK: Brussels on Thursday , December 13th, saw possibly the largest ever demonstration of trade union strength across Europe. Well over 100,000 people took five hours (on a working day) to march through the capital of the 'Europe of Profit' under the slogan, "Europe: it's us!"

Venezuela. Chile 1973 revisited? (tags)

US propaganda, lies, and signs of foreign intervervention against Hugo Chavez' leftist independent government are stark reminders of US foreign policy's dark past, present and short-lived future.

Lets play a game. Analyze the ISO all free thinkers (tags)

please understand

Global Justice Movement: Which Way from 9-11? (tags)

Where should the global justice movement go from here?

HIGH-SCHOOL'S STRIKE AGAINST THE WAR (tags)

This initiative proves that doing a strike against the war is a realistic objective for the movement against the war.

Diversity's Peace (tags)

"...mostly I saw a lot of new energy from young Asians, African Americans and Latinos.... This isn't Vietnam's generational war. If anything, race and ethnicity have emerged as the prime coalescing agent in the movement."

15 banners hung from freeway overpasses (tags)

15 banners hung this morning from freeway overpasses

Anthrax Terror: A Right Wing Milita Gambit (tags)

Some idle speculation that the anthrax is being sent, not from bin Laden, but from our own domestic fundamentalist religious terrorists.

Nobel Laureate Encourages Global Justice Movement (tags)

Joseph Stiglitz, whose critiques of free market fundamentalism cost him a senior job at the World Bank in 1999 but won him the Nobel Prize for economics last week, has succinct advice for the global justice movement: Keep it up.

Marc Cooper on the Peace Movement (tags)

Marc Cooper criticizes the peace movement but tries to define a constructive role for the Left, Published in today's L.A. Times Opinion section.

The Peace Movement Continues - Report-back Oct. 13th in Westwood (tags)

As the drumbeat of war persists and American bombs continue to fall on Afghanistan, the peace movement here at home persists in sending a message that many Americans are in strong opposition to this war.

S29LA sound truck downtown (tags)

No justice no peace!

A DAY FOR PEACE IN WESTWOOD (tags)

Between two and three thousand people gathered at the Federal Building in Westwood, California Saturday, joining in solidarity with the September 29th nation wide protest against the pending war on Afghanistan.

Westwood March & Rally Shifts LA Peace Movement Into High Gear (tags)

The peace movement in LA shifted into high gear with a march and rally in Westwood that drew approximately 2,500-3,000 people.

U.S. Peace Movement Confronts Unique Set of Issues in Responding to... (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with peace activist David McReynolds, who has worked for many years with the War Resisters League based in New York City. McReynolds examines the issues confronting the U.S. peace movement, in the wake of assaults on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

After Genoa and New York (tags)

The following analysis of the "leadership" and direction of the antiglobalization movement was written before the events of September 11, 2001 in New York City and Washington D.C. It was prepared as something to consider prior to the IMF/World Bank meetings originally scheduled in DC at the end of September. The events of Genoa, and the entire agenda of the movement, have been moved off center-stage by the attacks and the US Government response to them. The main body of the text has been left in its original form; an attempt to understand the new situation is briefly presented at the end as an addendum.

Teach-In: Criminalization of Global Dissent, October 5-6, Ottawa (tags)

End the Arms Race is spearheading an international coalition of unions and peace and anti-corporate globalization groups who are organizing an international teach-in on the militarization and criminalization of dissent. The teach-in will be held October 5/6 in Ottawa Canada during the meetings of the NATO-Parliamentary Assembly.

Anti-war rally in downtown LA draws hundreds (tags)

An emerging anti-war movement in Los Angeles held its second vigil Thursday evening in Pershing Square in downtown, drawing 300 to 400 people.

Why revolutionaries must declare war on the United States (tags)

Originally, I thought of writing a long well written fancy essay. But what I have to say is simple, straight to the point, and derives from common sense which are deeply felt sentiments by all true revolutionaries.

IPPN Executive Committee Statement (tags)

"The progressive movement must stand firm at this dangerous time in opposition to the scapegoating of Arab and Islamic people, in support of basic civil and democratic rights, and for a U.S. foreign policy which is about justice, fair trade, environmental sustainability and a raising of the living standards of all people, especially those in the countries of the Global South."

Whose World? Theirs or Ours? (tags)

There's a new publication out for global justice activists -- the August-September issue of the International Socialist Review, with essays by Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Dennis Brutus, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Michael Albert, Walden Bello, Kevin Danaher, Lisa Fithian...

Whose World? Theirs or Ours? (tags)

There's a new publication out for global justice activists -- the August-September issue of the International Socialist Review, with essays by Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Dennis Brutus, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Michael Albert, Walden Bello, Kevin Danaher, Lisa Fithian...

Black Panther Party Cofounder Bobby Seale Relates Struggles of 1960s... (tags)

On June 20, Seale returned to New Haven, and spoke about the relationship between the radical politics of the 1960s and the rebirth of activism and today's growing worldwide movement for social justice(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).

The coming global fascist state (tags)

The global corporate security state is erecting an oppressive intelligence and paramilitary force to crush the awakening democracy movement.

Strategic Resistance Organizing Conference- a look back (tags)

At the begining of August, the Strategic Resistance Congerence was held in Venice CA. With an invitation only guest-list of 200 activists from around the Americas, the conference focused on goals, sexism and white supremacy within the movement today. Larry George writes the inside scoop.

KPFK-"Lift the Gag Rule!" Demo. (tags)

An emergency demonstration was held on August 15th to protest PACIFICA Radio's canceling live broadcasts of the "Democracy Now!" show.

KPFK-"Democracy Now!" Demo. (tags)

An emergency demonstration was held on August 15th to protest PACIFICA Radio's canceling live broadcasts of the "Democracy Now!" show.

AntiRacist Mobilization Against Columbus Day and Genocide in America (tags)

There will be a massive mobilization against Columbus day in Colorado - the state where columbus day originated. Christopher Columbus was directly responsible for the deaths of over 10 million people, and is symbolic of the ongoing genocide against indigenous peoples that has claimed an estimated 98-99 million lives, the largest Genocide in all of human history. It is absolutely essential that this mobilization - more than any other in recent memory - be a success!

Disclosure Project in Los Angeles (tags)

The Disclosure Project came to Los Angeles this past Saturday Aug. 4th. Progressive should become informed about this movement.

Globetrotters, Come Home (tags)

It is time for all the globetrotters chasing after these conferences to come home. You made your point and now the hard work of organizing the unorganized needs to be done. We need a labor movement in this country, and for that, we need millions of union cards handed out. There can be no revolutionary change without organization, and that organization must be of, by and for the workingclass.

Genoa - Ashamed of the Left: A Black BLoc Perspective (tags)

A criticism of many of the Reformist/Marxist organizations on the left an their complete lack of solidarity with the Anarchists who founded the anti-globalization movement.

Remember our dead hero in Italy (tags)

It is important to remember the death of young Carlos in Genoa. So many times the movement has forgotten the sacrafices that people make on the streets.

What Went Wrong in Genoa? - A Movement at a Crossroad (tags)

The Genoa G8 meeting, and the anti-globalization protests planned against it, were doomed from the start--as much by geography as by recent events in Italy's political history. If the movement reads the lessons of last week's tragedy correctly, it could still reap a reward. PNS Analyst Paolo Pontoniere is a correspondent for Italy's leading print and online magazine, Panorama. He can be reached at PMPurPont@aol.com.

Re: Black Block Tactics, Respect Is A Two-Way Street (tags)

Groups using Black Block Tactics must work with others in the movement to insure we do not hurt each other or the cause for which we're fighting. NGO's, of course, must do the same.

REINING IN THE ‘PROTESTERS' (tags)

A demonstrator holds a paper reading " They are the Black Block " as he takes part to a demonstration about the death of 23-year-old Carlo Giuliani in central Rome July 24, 2001. Giuliani died on Friday after he was shot during the anti-globalization protests surrounding the recent Group of Eight summit in Genoa. A police officer alleged to have fired the shots which killed the protester is being investigated and may be charged with murder. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Salo, or the 3 Days of Genoa (tags)

As the United States Navy’s Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Enterprise and her battlegroup held their position off the coast of Italy to ”protect” The G8 Summit, the Italian secret police carried out a brutal attack on the journalists in the offices of IndyMedia Italy in Genoa. This brutal attack has propelled The IndyMedia Revolution into international fame. Read on to find out what the Italian secret police were really after and what this beckons for the future of The IndyMedia Revolution.

The National Conference on Organized Resistance Microcosm of a Changing Movement (tags)

The National Conference on Organized Resistance is a changing and growing entity reflective in many ways of the budding movement that has emerged in the United States since the 1999 protests in Seattle (NVA, Jan.-Feb. 2000).

First Tear Gas, Now Bullets (tags)

Protesters share a sense that police will be violent no matter what they do: A woman hit directly by a tear gas canister in Quebec City. photo: Jake Price

An Ever-Developing Anti-Globalization Movement Prepares for Genoa Summit (tags)

The biggest anti-globalization gathering in history will demand their voice be heard from the leaders of the seven richest industrial powers plus Russia, during the meeting from July 20-22.

Battling Corporate Globalization/Anti-racist student movement (tags)

STARC is taking a proactive role in building an anti-racist student movement for social justice and environmental sustainability in the forested mountains of Santa Cruz, California.

Is Dancing Terrorism?.... the FBI says so.... (tags)

FBI brands Reclaim the Streets as "terrorists" - what the fuck have they been smoking?! In another sign that the growing anti-capitalist, anarchist, anti-car movement is gaining effectiveness, the FBI recently listed Reclaim the Streets amongst the "Threats of Terrorism to the United States."

La Resistencia! (tags)

La Resistencia, what we're all about, our plans for the summer, meeting summary from 6/30, building the movement for immigrant rights, soping migra brutality, and the militarization of the border.

PUNK PLANET May/June 2001 (tags)

excerpt from recent PP article(available in print only) on the history of the IMC

VENEZUELA DECLARES FULL SUPPORT OF AMERICAN BOLIVARIAN MOVEMENT (tags)

The White House is losing sleep as the Bolivarian Movement spreads throughout America like a wildfire.

MOVEMENT AT A TURNING POINT // free radical #16 (tags)

After Quebec: A broad sense of momentum and growth, and an increasingly combative culture of street protest, make this a turning point for the global justice movement in the U.S.

How Our Ancient Indigenous Ancestors of Mexico Viewed and Punished Lesbianism (tags)

Estimada Raza de Aztlan

April 21st & The Borders Within Our Own Movement (tags)

The April 21st San Diego-Tijuana Border March enjoyed symbolic success in that a border was crossed and some exposure was gained, but what the events of the day also exposed are some divisions within the counter-globalization movement.

Militant Activists Are Driving Force Behind New Global Social Justice Movement (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with author and columnist Alexander Cockburn, whose new book, "Five Days That Shook The World: Seattle & Beyond" chronicles this new movement.

Militant Activists Are Driving Force Behind New Global Social Justice (tags)

Author Says Militant Activists Are Driving Force Behind New Global Social Justice Movement Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with author and columnist Alexander Cockburn, whose new book, "Five Days That Shook The World: Seattle & Beyond" chronicles this new movement.

Labor Historian Examines Challenges Ahead for Global Social Justice Movement (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with labor historian Jeremy Brecher, author of "Globalization From Below: The Power of Solidarity," who discusses the challenges ahead for the growing global social justice movement.

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! www.worldlinedesign.com/jamilbenefit.html www.peacethrujustice.org

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!

PG&E Protest Movement Growing (SF IMC) (tags)

Special coverage of the growing movement for a People's Gas & Electric and the end of private structural adjustments in California.

National Meeting of the Oct 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality. Feb 2-4 (tags)

YOU ARE INVITED!

CPA - News Wire (tags)

Chicano Press Assocation has created the CPA News Wire at http://www.egroups.com/group/chicanopress.

Los Angeles Counter Inauguration: REFUSE & RESIST ! (tags)

Los Angeles Counter Inauguration, Saturday, January 20. Rally 11:00 A.M. at PERSHING SQUARE/5th & Hill Street MARCH 1:30 P.M. to the DOWNTOWN FEDERAL BUILDING

COUP WATCH: Restoring the Confederacy -- From Red Rock Eater News Service (tags)

The movement to restore the Confederacy is really picking up steam. John Ashcroft's alliance with a wide range of far-right groups is but the tip of the iceberg. I was particularly struck by Gale Norton's comments lamenting the defeat of the Confederacy. Is she advocating the restoration of slavery? Probably not. But she is certainly part of the movement to undo the legal reforms that overthrew Jim Crow.

In response to:Voting Doesn't Create Social Change? Tell That To The Descendents (tags)

Although those amendments may have "changed" the status of slavery. voting by far was the least of all the factors that changed slavery. If not for social pressure the 13th 14th and 15th amendment would have not been in place. And even after passing these amendments many states did not recognize thier existence. Thus further social action had to be implemented at the grassroots level.

Kent Wong on the contemporary labor movement (tags)

Kent Wong, director of the UCLA labor studies center, speaks on the state of organized labor in America (Southern California, in specific), as well as labor's role in the burgeoning post Seattle progressive movement.

Naomi Klein Questions Direction of Movement (tags)

Naomi Klein, a powerful voice in the anti-globalization movement, maintains that the effort to produce the "Next Seattle" is counterproductive.

Coverage and Analysis of the Anarchist Convention (tags)

Coverage and Analysis of the Anarchist Convention, from an outsider for outsiders (and a somewhat mainstream audience). I wanted to spend more time at the NAAC, but felt like I didn't fit in! There is discussion of putting on "our own" anarchist conference in Arizona by and for AZ anarchists.

The Labor Presence at D2KLA (tags)

This article is a perspective on the overall impact of the week of protests at the Democratic National Convention, focusing on how present labor issues were, as well as how the labor movement's contribution to the anti-corporate globalization movement has changed.

We are not an educated movement, lets get connected, communicating, and acting (tags)

Are you a student? Join the Student Unity Network

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONS PROTESTS REDEFINE MOVEMENT, END ON A HIGH NOTE (tags)

Building on the mass movement that exploded into the public consciousness last November in Seattle, this week’s contribution from Los Angeles was significant and of lasting value. While the focus on corporate, or neoliberal, globalism is still at the heart of the movement, its impact and poor and working people - particularly those of color - was the major focus of many activities

From Battle of LA to Boston October 3 Protest (tags)

Time for Battle of LA veterans/survivors to use non-corporate-sponsored Independent Revolutionary Media Centers to mobilize anti-corporate Movement activists to protest in Boston on October 3 against the Rigged PResidential Debate and the Rigged U.S. presidential election?

Why corporate media will never tell our story (tags)

These are just a few of the reasons that corporate media will never report fairly (or at all) on this movement.

Demonizing Protesters Is Nothing New (tags)

The book reviewed here takes on and refutes the most enduring slander against the anti-war movement of the 1960s--the myth that protesters spit on returning veterans, a myth that the author shows emerged only after the fact, as part of the endgame to disappear the very real, very powerful, very embarrassing Vietnam veteran anti-war movement.

Slanders Against Protesters Nothing New (tags)

There’s nothing in the demonization of protesters. This book takes on and refutes the most enduring slander against the anti-war movement of the 1960s--the myth that protesters spit on returning veterans, a myth that the author shows emerged only after the fact, as part of the endgame to disappear the very real, very powerful, very embarrassing Vietnam veteran anti-war movement.

Working Assets Media: Corporate Media In Disguise? (tags)

Is Working Assets media really a for-profit corporate alternative media?

Critical Mass(media) (tags)

Can't make it to LA? Why not bring LA to you?

Critical Mass(media) (tags)

So...you can't make it to LA? Why don't you bring the spirit of LA to you?

strret actions-and strategies (tags)

Yes (tags)

you've been given erroneous information (tags)

thank you trainer --- c'mon everyone else (tags)

thoughts from DC (tags)

is a change in tactics necessary?

Then And Now (tags)

I began to think of the differences between the new pro-justice movement of today as compared to the peace and justice movement of the late 1960s.

Global Social Justice Movement Organizing for Political Conventions (tags)

Kevin Danaher, an organizer with Global Exchange and co-editor of the book "Globalize This! The Battle Against The World Trade Organization," examines the future direction of the social justice movement born in Seattle and Washington D.C.

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