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California Has Its Faults (tags)

Two big earthquakes in California shook up the nuclear power infrastructure as well.

June 2019 Honduras coup update (tags)

28 June 2019 is the 10 years anniversary date of the atrocious military coup in Honduras. Throughout June 2019, the strike and barricades of the education and healthcare sectors that began at the end of April 2019 continued, accompanied by the heavy cargo transport sector, paralysing the highways across the country and drying out petrol and electricity, driving into desperation the JOH (Juan Orlando Hernández – second term president by electoral fraud in 2017) dictatorship regime; this regime which only wants to keep privatising and repressing. This desperation translated into severe repression where gunshots were fired in many barricades on different dates and places wounding and on several occasions killing protesters.

June 2018 Honduras coup update (tags)

June 2018 in Honduras marks 9 years of military coup. A gathering against this was met with gases, stones, ferocious beatings and a government vehicle ran over a protester and others in the vehicle went onto cut other protesters. Many attacks against indigenous and environmental defenders continue. Threats of evictions for model cities are coming dribs and drabs. Community leaders, journalists, and protesting truck drivers have faced arrests. Other journalists faced attacks on their bodies and threats. A trans person from Honduras died in US immigration detention on an attempt at migration. The Fyffes company known for labour rights abuses gets a 'fair trade' label. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/june-2018-honduras-coup-update/

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California (tags)

Five serious candidates for governor of California in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election debated at San Jose State University on May 10, 2018 because they were systematically excluded or, in one case, marginalized in the mainstream televised debate.

Women's March L.A., 2018 (tags)

There was emphasis on the importance of voting and being engaged in society, sexual harassment and assault, equal pay, and a variety of other issues including LGBT, racism, hate crimes, global warming, and war. ...... Last year's march was supposed to open with a ceremony involving the Tongva, L.A.'s first people, but things went wrong. This year, however, it happened (and there were references to the Tongva by speakers in the ensuing rally).

Ed Lee, Occupy SF and the Triumph of the Frisco 5 (tags)

Ed Lee as mayor of San Francisco quickly changed from a progressive to an agent of repression

UPDATED: List of 200+ U.S. BDS Victories! (tags)

By popular demand, below is a list of U.S. Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Victories, originally released to commemorate ten years since Palestinian civil society issued the call for BDS.

San Jose city council elections finds criminal behavior acceptable for city leaders (tags)

another scandal brewing in San Jose city council elections

I Was Renditioned By The FBI In San Jose de Peten, Guatemala (tags)

About six months ago I contacted a man by the name of "Federico Machon" in San Jose de Peten Guatemala, on couchsurfing.com. We discussed nothing with each other online, other than going fishing; little did I know what he really meant.

Super Bowl 50: Super Militarization and Super Inequality (tags)

The most expensive single sports game on Earth kicked off under unprecedented militarization of the police and the highest levels of inequality since the Great Depression.

5 Whistleblowers Of Many Who Have Exposed CIA Role In Cocaine or Crack Distribution (tags)

50 years of CIA Drug Smuggling

A master-plan is needed to support renter protections in Northern California, & elsewhere (tags)

Oakland has the second fastest-rising rents in the nation, passing the pace of San Francisco’s rent increases, and coming in second behind the rent increases occurring in Denver. The rents in Oakland have climbed over 12.1 percent since 2014. Slumlords, greedy landlords, profiteers, speculators, and nefarious realtors reign supreme in Oakland, who are protected by local and state politicians that are in the pockets, of big money!

Protesters Enact Symbolic "Die In" to Unwelcome Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley (tags)

Over 2000 vibrant protesters from many different Indian American communities joined together outside the SAP Center in San Jose to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Digital India" and Hindutva. They raised many issues with Modi's leadership, ranging from forced conversions to Hinduism, Internet surveillance, arrest of political bloggers, harassment of human rights activists, blind eye to rapes, dispossession of small farmers, rewriting of Indian history, and the 2002 Gujarat massacre.

San Jose affordable housing law headed to U.S. Supreme Court (tags)

Wealth is really socially produced. The state takes enormous risks and makes massive investments in schools, hospitals, roads, food safety and environmental care to make private wealth possible. Tax justice, closing tax havens and public investment are vital.

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.

Gary Webb Crucified For Revealing CIA Connection To Crack Cocaine (tags)

Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News revealed CIA creation of the crack cocaine epidemic in the US. The Los Angeles Times assigned 17! reporters to discredit him. A new movie "Kill The Messenger" tells the story.

Demonstration in Support of Persecuted Christians Saturday (tags)

DEMAND for Action on Christian Genocide! STOP Persecution of Christians in Middle East!

Beware of increasing medical torture at fed and state hospitals, beware of hostile federal (tags)

A new con job by criminals or government on unsuspecting craigslist landlords. Also forced injections of journalist leads to censorship of his newsposts at google. Protect your young from federal and state abuses and lies

Marilyn Manson video commemorates Abortion survivor and USA Holocaust Victim, slo-mo-tion (tags)

California has the largest prison population per capita in the USA and the USA has the largest on Earth. Marilyn Manson's video choreographer celebrates and SLO and Mobile Audit Club and more, Kurt Brown saint Ram Bone alleged survivor of abortion by FDIC murder

Free workshop helps undocumented youths become DACA-mented (tags)

The San José Peace and Justice Center and the Justice Studies Program at San José State University held a free workshop to assist undocumented youths in filling out the complex applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Double Injustice (tags)

police state

Caravans Converge on Bakersfield to Press for a Path to Citizenship (tags)

The grassroots campaign for comprehensive immigration reform ramped up in California during the Congressional recess with bus and car caravans to Bakersfield to urge Congressman Kevin McCarthy to support a vote in the House on a path to citizenship.

Decades of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Failure : 50 Reasons Why (tags)

Israel

Detroit Mirrors America's Decline (tags)

Detroit

Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)

While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.

Humanism and Violence (tags)

The ideology of the invisible hand of the market transforms all barbarism that is committed into human service.. The modern age is a doubled humanism..State terrorism presents itself as humanist realism, as the only true way of protecting life.

Philippines - Ranking Red exec named party-list third nominee (tags)

The Anakpawis party-list announced on Monday that it was adding the name of Randall Echanis, a political consultant of the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF), as its third nominee, a move which observers say could hasten the integration of the extreme left into the political mainstream.

San Jose Imam linked to Hezbollah arrested in Mexico (tags)

Rafic Mohammad Labboun Allaboun arrested in Mexico

Alameda County Proclaims Palestinian Cultural Day Despite Opposition (tags)

Alameda County became the second California county to recognize Palestinian residents as a people, having a rich culture, and contributing to the community. An earlier attempt by opponents to scuttle the proclamation in June was overcome by negotiations between residents and county supervisors. Supervisors Nate Miley and Wilma Chan presented the proclamation on behalf of the entire Board on July 24, 2012.

US Cities Going Bankrupt (tags)

class war

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.

Retenes del fin de semana del Día Memorial / Memorial Day weekend checkpoints (25-28/may/2 (tags)

¡Póngase abusado raza! Este fin de semana memorial va a haber un montón de retenes. A la gran cantidad de retenes también se suman varias patrullas de saturación, las cuales no constan esta lista. Cuidado también que la policía siempre realiza más retenes de los que se anuncian por la prensa. Si Ud. Mira algún retén en su área, favor de alertar a su comunidad al igual que la línea de retenes al 909-992-0440. Otra cosita: muchas de las agencias, al parecer, no están respetando la ley AB 353, la cual permite que un conductor cuyo único delito es manejar sin licencia (a excepción de que la licencia sea suspendida o revocada) llame a un conductor con licencia para recoger el carro antes del fin del retén. Este es su derecho, ¡pero lo hay que reclamar! Si no respetan este derecho suyo, les pedimos que marquen al mentado número para reportar el abuso. Con cuidado, ¡y que siga la resistencia!

Get wise, people! This Memorial Day weekend there will be numerous police checkpoints. In addition, there will be many saturation patrols, which are not listed here. Please be aware that the police always conduct more checkpoints than they announce through the media. If you see a checkpoint in your area, please alert your community as well as the checkpoint hotline at 909-992-0440. One more thing: it appears that many agencies are not respecting the law AB 353, which permits a driver whose only infraction is driving without a license (with the exception of suspended or revoked licenses) to call a licensed driver to retrieve the car prior to the conclusion of the checkpoint. This is your right, might you must demand that it be respected! If they do not honor your rights, we ask that you call the aforementioned number to report the abuse. Be careful, and keep up the resistance!

May 21 Deadline to Change Your Party Status to Peace & Freedom or Green to Save Both (tags)

You have until May 21, 2012 to change your party status or register to vote for the 6/5/12 election Peace & Freedom Party or Green Party to save these two parties, due to the anti-democratic “Top Two” Primary Prop 14 passed in June 2010. These 2 parties have been on the ballot only due to receiving enough votes in November elections, but not due to registration. Now, it must be by registration only. The Decline to State voters are 21% of the registered voters, or some 3 million people. If you want choices, you have to care about the parties NOW because Peace & Freedom and Green will most likely not make the Top Two for November and will be gone forever when this happens, as it will, in 2014, the governor’s race and other statewide constitutional offices.

Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights (tags)

The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.

Student Activists Receive Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award (tags)

Student Advocates for Higher Education (SAHE) was honored by the San José Peace and Justice Center for the service, activism, tenacity, and courage of its students, and especially of its undocumented members. Representatives Mike Honda and Zoe Lofgren participated in the ceremony held at San José State University.

Martial Law State of Emergency (tags)

Will a State of Emergency Be Used to Supersede Our Constitution?

“The Hard Edge” Comes to San Diego Jan. 26-29 (tags)

The Hard Edge, the four-day series of Leather events and workshops sponsored by Ms. San Diego Leather 2009 Christi Campbell, will take place Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29. Online registrations will be open until Wednesday, January 25 at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=932418. Registrations can also be made in person at Pleasures & Treasures adult store, 2525 University Avenue in North Park, and at the opening event: an introduction and reception for the presenters Thursday, January 26, 7 to 9 p.m. at 428 Fourth Avenue, suite C, downtown San Diego. Locations for the other events will be given out only after people register.

Retenes pa'l Año Nuevo / New Year's Checkpoints (tags)

En el Estado de California una nueva ley entrará en vigor a partir del primero de enero que limitará el periodo de decomiso de un carro a un día en lugar de 30 días. Este cambio representa un logro para ustedes, las personas que día por día han luchado en contra de esta injusticia. Aplaudámosnos, seguro, pero sin descansar porque aún continúan otras injusticias que hay que detener para crear un mundo mejor.

In the State of California, a neew law will take effect beginning January 1 that will limit the length of a car's impoundment to one day, down from 30 days. This change marks a gain for you, the people who, day by day, have struggled against this injustice. Let's pat ourselves on the back, certainly, but without taking a break because other injustices continue to occur that we must halt if we're to create a better world.

Illegal FBI Spying on Community Groups (tags)

police state

Bank Transfer Day, November 5th – Prepare Now to Move Your Money (tags)

When you keep your money in a local financial institution, that money in turn is reinvested in local businesses, which is important for building a stable economy and encouraging local growth. Put your money in the big Wall Street banks however, and they will use your deposits to make risky investments, gambling at the expense of the economy as a whole.

Queer Democrats Host Incumbent City Councilmembers (tags)

Thanks to a member who asked that all so-called "friendly incumbent" endorsements be pulled for further discussion, the three incumbent San Diego City Councilmembers who attended the September 22 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality (formerly the San Diego Democratic Club) ? Todd Gloria, Marti Emerald and Sherri Lightner ? found themselves on the spot. Instead of just showing up to receive their endorsements and thank the club, they spoke to the group on such controversial issues like the city's budget and pension problems, historical preservation and the influence of wealthy people like Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs on plans for Balboa Park.

Hell's Angels Boss Killed in Casino Gunfight (tags)

Witnesses to the casino shootout described chaos erupting after a group of Vagos club members was confronted by Hells Angels members at the Nugget. Daniel Sharp, of Stockton, Calif., told the Reno Gazette-Journal that within five minutes, shots rang out: "It was mayhem."

THE HARVEST/ LA COSECHA (tags)

Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas? onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields to follow the harvest. From the Producers of the Academy-Award? nominated film, WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, this award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 ? 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America. STARTS FRIDAY AUGUST 5 Laemmle?s Music Hall | 9036 Wilshire Blvd | Beverly Hills www.laemmle.com

Retenes 4 de julio 2011 / July 4 weekend checkpoints (tags)

Cada 4 de julio, cuando el gringo celebra su conquista de estas tierras, tambi?n tiene su manera de recordarnos quien no somos "americanos": pobres, migrantes, latinxs, afroamericanxs, descapacitadxs, j?venes, la comunidad LGBT. Una de sus t?cticas es el ret?n, una violaci?n del derecho individual, y que tiene como finalidad el objetivo de encajarle a uno en una categor?a. Sigamos resistiendo.

Every July 4, the descendents of the settlers who appropriated these lands and the oppressed they have assimilated celebrate that conquest. They always seem to set up checkpoints around this time, too, as if to remind us who is not "American": the poor, the migrant, the latino/a, the African-American, the disabled, the young, the LGBT community. This violation of basic dignity, like all forms of conquest, is an attempt to place people into a category and, if possible, commodify them. Keep up the resistance.

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The Automobile Club of Southern California also is offering its free "Tipsy Tow" service from 6 p.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday. People who have been drinking can get a free one-way tow and ride home for up to 7 miles by calling 800-400-4AAA.

Relator?a del festival por la salud del r?o Tehuantepec (tags)

El 11 de junio del 2011 se llev? a cabo el primer festival por la salud del r?o Tehuantepec con la participaci?n de m?s de 200 personas de comunidades locales, grupos solidarios, grupos ambientalistas, visitantes for?neos e incluso alguna persona de la mina "El ?guila". Se present? informaci?n sobre los riesgos de la miner?a a cielo abierto a las comunidades locales, quienes, mediante su derecho a la informaci?n (art. 169 de la OIT), podr?n organizarse para decidir las formas que mejor convengan al desarrollo de su territorio as? como evitar la degradaci?n del medio ambiente y social.

Right-Wing Queer Councilmember DeMaio Dominates San Diego Economic Debate (tags)

Openly Queer Right-wing San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio dominated a forum on the city’s budget woes sponsored by the Hillcrest Town Council February 5. Three other panelists spoke ¬— former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre, who stunned his supporters in the progressive community by joining DeMaio in campaigning against a proposed city sales tax increase last fall; former City Councilmember Michael Zucchet, a lobbyist for the city workers’ main union; and economics professor Alan Gin — but DeMaio and his proposed “Roadmap for Recovery,” a plan to balance the city’s budget by privatizing city jobs, slashing pensions and reducing supposedly “nonessential” city services, was the basis for the discussion and provided the context to which the other three panelists responded.

Chicano Arts Pioneer Takes On Globalization and War (tags)

Pioneering Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya was present at the creation of the Chicano rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, being one of the organizers of the Mexican American Liberation Arts Front (MALAF) who helped create the images of that movement. But he’s also involved with current social and political controversies. In his show “Globalization and War: The Aftermath,” through March 4 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, he takes on Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, the U.S. government’s rationalization of torture (“softening them up for interrogation”), the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. and throughout the world, and other progressive themes in a bold, assertive and often brutal style derived from 20th century New York artist Ben Shahn and the Mexican muralists Orozco and Siquieros.

Ceasefire violations by AFP/PNP cited in NDFP letter to GRP Panel (tags)

In a letter to GRP Negotiating Panel Chairperson Alexander Padilla dated 5 January 2011, Luis Jalandoni, NDFP Negotiating Panel Chairperson declared that his panel "has received reports and complaints of numerous ceasefire violations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police" during the unilateral, concurrent and reciprocal ceasefire from December 16, 2010 to January 3, 2011.

Marie Mason: Victimized by Green Scare State Terrorism (tags)

fighting for justice in America now criminalized

Filipinos: LEST WE FORGET! (tags)

We seem to have forgotten that once upon a time, not too long ago, there was this family, the Marcoses, comprised of Ferdinand (now deceased), Imelda (still gallivanting and traipsing the light fantastic in Manila and occasionally, kung maka lusot, overseas), and 3 children, including Ferdinand "Bongbong" Jr who's now running, under Presidential candidate Manny Villar, in the SAME Senatorial slate as political activists (??) Liza Maza and Satur Ocampo.

Labor board to throw out bogus claims made by SEIU, paving way for NUHW elections (tags)

After 16 months in legal limbo, thousands of healthcare workers will finally get elections to join NUHW.

Cinco de Mayo Street Celebrations Shut Down by San José Police (tags)

During Cinco de Mayo celebrations, residents of San José faced daytime checkpoints, citations, and arrests on a scale not matched by any other festival of the year. By 10 pm the focus appeared to be diverting cars and mostly-Latino youths from the downtown area, effectively evacuating the city center and shutting down street celebrations on two nights.

Disappearing the Truth in Honduras (tags)

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.

Paul Robeson play for L.A. 19-21 Feb (tags)

Award-Winning one-man play about African American Actor, singer and civil rights activist is playing in North Hollywood as part of Black History Month tour.

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.

National Resistance Against the Coup d’Etat Announces Boycott of Elections (tags)

"So what conclusions can we draw from the US State Department visit? Considering the US Embassy’s media contacts list or following the mainstream media, one might be lead to believe that the State Department delegation truly was as historic as Secretary Clinton claimed it was. The walls of Tegucigalpa, though, shout a different message: “Solo el pueblo salva el pueblo,” (Only the people save the people). On the ground, most people never really trusted any of the diplomatic visits in the first place."

JUSTICE FOR FR. CECILIO LUCERO OF SAMAR (tags)

Nakiisa ang Pesante-USA sa pamilya at mga kaibigan ng pinaslang na tagapagtanggol ng karapatang-tao na si Fr. Cecilio Lucero nang gunitain ang ika-40 araw ng kanyang kamatayan nitong Oktubre 15. Si Fr. Lucero ay pinuno ng Human Rights Desk ng Social Action Center ng dyosesis ng Catarman at tagapangulo ng Task Force on Peace and Order ng Northern Samar Peace and Development Forum (NSPDF). Pinatay siya ng pasistang militar dahil sa matapang at tahasan niyang pagtuligsa sa mga paglabag sa karapatang-tao. May ilang pagkakataong tumulong siya sa pagsasampa o siya mismo ang nagsampa ng mga kaso laban sa militar. Bago siya barilin, malaon na siyang minamanmanan ng mga operatibang militar at paniktik ng pasistang estado.

KATARUNGAN PAA KAY FR.CECILIO LUCERO NG SAMAR (tags)

Nakiisa ang Pesante-USA sa pamilya at mga kaibigan ng pinaslang na tagapagtanggol ng karapatang-tao na si Fr. Cecilio Lucero nang gunitain ang ika-40 araw ng kanyang kamatayan nitong Oktubre 15. Si Fr. Lucero ay pinuno ng Human Rights Desk ng Social Action Center ng dyosesis ng Catarman at tagapangulo ng Task Force on Peace and Order ng Northern Samar Peace and Development Forum (NSPDF). Pinatay siya ng pasistang militar dahil sa matapang at tahasan niyang pagtuligsa sa mga paglabag sa karapatang-tao. May ilang pagkakataong tumulong siya sa pagsasampa o siya mismo ang nagsampa ng mga kaso laban sa militar. Bago siya barilin, malaon na siyang minamanmanan ng mga operatibang militar at paniktik ng pasistang estado.

Arroyo government plotted and carried out Fr. Lucero's murder- NDF-EV (tags)

-The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today , September 7, accused the Arroyo government of planning and carrying out the dastardly murder of Fr. Cecilio Lucero, a well-known peace and human rights advocate who served as parish priest of Catubig town and chairman of the human rights committee of the Catarman diocese in Northern Samar. Fr. Lucero was shot and killed by assailants in bonnets and military uniform in San Jose, Northern Samar, yesterday Sept. 6 while his two companions were wounded. "Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo herself virtually signed Fr. Lucero's death warrant," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson.

U.S. Still Supports the Coup! (tags)

"Agency bankrolling “good governance” programs to ensure the “rule of law in the country” The taxpayer-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation has continued to move millions of dollars into Honduras since the June 28 coup d'état, but it is not alone, Narco News has now confirmed. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is slated to provide Honduras with nearly $47 million in funding in fiscal 2009, which ends Sept. 30, 2009. Nearly all of that money (some $43 million) is scheduled to be delivered as previously planned to Honduras — which is now under the leadership of a putsch regime that President Obama has already described as “not legal.”

$100 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short (tags)

$100 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional $400 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!

An Open Letter to Live Nation, Inc. Regarding Anti-gay "Murder Music" (tags)

Live Nation is sponsoring a nationwide tour -- including LA -- of Buju Banton, who calls for killing Lesbians and Gays in the lyrics of his songs. Several years ago he was accused and acquitted of murdering a gay man in Jamaica.

Cracks in the Honduran Coup Regime Grow Wider (tags)

"Micheletti is in fact declaring the military a scapegoat for doing just once what Micheletti himself has ordered them to do a second and third time. He doesn’t really want Zelaya to stand trial because, first, the so-called evidence against the President is flimsy and falsified, and, second, because the regime fears that the very people of Honduras might assemble to break down any wall that might hold their elected president."

Obama Watch: August 11, 2009 (tags)

Six months of O'BS, the current president, is more than enough time to make the promised "change" and the only change is for the worse for the workingclass. There are now daily news reports of the horrors perpetrated by the Democrat O'BS.

Honduras Coup Dictator Micheletti Calls Out the Geezer Patrol or "a country for old m (tags)

"At the celebration a group of war veterans attended from Honduras’ 1957 conflict with Nicaragua and with El Salvador in 1969… “I don’t know if the war veterans want to consider me part of them because I – here is the proof, dated August 4, 1969, that shows that I participated in the defense of the sovereignty of our country, here it is, nobody can deny it, and we will do the same as long as we are alive,” said President Micheletti…"

Coup General: "We're Going After the Protest Leaders" (tags)

"The clock is ticking on this coup regime. And on television this morning, one could see the fear in the eyes of the macho generals that try so hard to show a fearless face. Their days are numbered, not because the other countries of the hemisphere and the world reject the coup, but so much more importantly, because the Honduran people are organizing to put a stop to it all by themselves. The coup generals don't have an end game. The civil resistance does, and is unanimous in it: The toppling of the coup regime, the reinstatement of the elected government, and a Constitutional Convention to remake their nation in a more authentically democratic form."

Lobbyist Lanny Davis Seeks a Rematch with Obama over Honduras Coup (tags)

"And Zelaya is right. Playing along with such talks with an illegitimate coup regime any longer than they've gone on already would be folly. Diplomacy is for dealing with legitimate governments, not for criminals and terrorists. And, Mr. President, even if that story blows over in the news media, because Honduras is a relatively small country, you just know that if the Honduras coup succeeds in remaining in power that other military generals in other Latin American countries are going to take it as a green light to do the same. And when that happens, the next coup - in Bolivia, perhaps? El Salvador? Nicaragua? Or completing the circle from 1955, Guatemala, Señor Presidente? - will be known far and wide as “Obama’s coup,” because your administration will then be accurately perceived as having not lowered the boom – in all the economic, political and judicial ways that everybody knows you can and must do - on its predecessor. Worse, they’ll say you got beat by Lanny Davis. They’ll even say that kooky Lanny fellow was right about you in 2008. Those are his chips on the card table. Now show us yours. ----- Most Damning: Many will come to see that that (facilitate the coups) was what you were "hired" to do?" General Joe

It’s Still a Military Coup in Honduras (tags)

"We’ve already praised the singular work of TeleSur, and also of the courageous Hondurans who have broken the information blockade from below, filming coup abuses and the massive protests against them on their cell phones and uploading important videos to YouTube. And we’ve cheered as many corporate media organizations have become dependent on those reports-from-below in their own coverage. I’d like to add another media that deserves such recognition: Few have done the heavy lifting that Chiapas Indymedia has done, mainly in Spanish, to publish the communiqués, photos and videos that document the massive and organized nature of the Honduran grassroots movements with which it has worked and supported for years. (While the world mostly ignored Honduras in recent years, Chiapas Indymedia was shipping community radio transmitters and organizing communications workshops among Catrachos; that planting and cultivating bears significant fruit today in the information that does break out from behind the walls of censorship and simulation)."

OBAMA'S FIRST MILITARY COUP (tags)

[Note: As of 11:15am, Caracas time, President Zelaya is speaking live on Telesur from San Jose, Costa Rica. He has verified the soldiers entered his residence in the early morning hours, firing guns and threatening to kill him and his family if he resisted the coup. He was forced to go with the soldiers who took him to the air base and flew him to Costa Rica. He has requested the U.S. Government make a public statement condemning the coup, otherwise, it will indicate their compliance.] Caracas, Venezuela - The text message that beeped on my cell phone this morning read “Alert, Zelaya has been kidnapped, coup d’etat underway in Honduras, spread the word.” It’s a rude awakening for a Sunday morning, especially for the millions of Hondurans that were preparing to exercise their sacred right to vote today for the first time on a consultative referendum concerning the future convening of a constitutional assembly to reform the constitution. Supposedly at the center of the controversary is today’s scheduled referendum, which is not a binding vote but merely an opinion poll to determine whether or not a majority of Hondurans desire to eventually enter into a process to modify their constitution.

Where Is LA’s ‘Secret Room’? (tags)

In 2005 the Electronic Frontier Foundation exposed the existence of a secret NSA spy room monitoring Internet activities in an AT&T facility in San Francsico. The EFF also found there was a Secret Room in LA. But where is it?

Obama Administration Targets Environmental and Animal Rights Activists As Eco-Terrorists (tags)

for Obama, activism = terrorism

Silicon Valley Proclaims May 15th Palestinian Cultural Day (tags)

Palestinian Cultural Day was officially proclaimed by the cities of San José, Sunnyvale, and Milpitas, and by Santa Clara County in a ceremony on May 15, 2009. The day celebrates Palestinian heritage and remembers the Palestinian Catastrophe in the hope that it will never be repeated.

San José Police Department Targets Latinos, Photo Survey Shows (tags)

Photographic documentation of 14 daytime vehicle stops per hour within a 4-block section of Santa Clara Street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations substantiates a deliberate policy of targeting Latinos by the San José Police Department. Only a citizen police review board can represent a broad range of community interests and ensure police accountability.

ALL OUT THE STREET! May Day 2009 National Immigrant Workers Mobilization! (tags)

We are calling A national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity with immigrant workers and building new immigrant rights & civil rights movement!

Antiwar Protests: 6 Years and Counting (tags)

Demonstrations on the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq were smaller than during the Bush years owing to the “Obama factor,” but more unified than ever against the occupations of Afghanistan and Palestine. The most visible opposition to antiwar has shifted from flag-waving ultra-nationalists to the defenders of Israel. Despite this, far more American Jews demonstrated against the occupations than in support of Israel.

College Students March on State Capitol to Protest Budget Cuts (tags)

Students and educators from public colleges all over the state converged on Sacramento on March 16, 2009 to demand that California fully fund higher education and not raise tuition. Many had meetings with legislators. While protests were entirely peaceful, one student was arrested by police for no apparent reason.

KONSULTANT NG NDF ILEGAL NA INARESTO (tags)

Inulat ng balitaan ng PESANTE-USA na iligal na inaresto ng mga militar at pulis ang isang konsultant ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) sa usapang pangkapayapaan. Mahigit na 20 tauhan na ng NDF ang inaaresto ng AFP mula ng matigil ang usapang pangakapayapaan noong 2004. Samantala. wala ring patid ang pagsalbeyds at pagpapahirap ng mga tropa ng AFP sa mga sibilyang pilit na isinasangkot sa armadong kilusang rebolusyonaryo. Ito ang ulat sa iba't ibang bahagi ng bansa na nilikom ng Pesante News.

JOIN W.E.R.C Today ! (tags)

In recent months, we have witnessed billions of dollars pumped into the financial institutions WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Reckless behavior and greed have been graced with the most extravagant rewards, allowing the rich to get even richer. After receiving their bailout, A.I.G. executives resumed their plans for a retreat at a lavish resort. Meanwhile, foreclosures have risen, unemployment has soared, and misery has spread with virtually nothing being done for the millions of workers suffering from these afflictions. We cannot sit back and simply hope that things will get better. The financial executives have organized themselves and lobbied for bailouts. We must now do the same. We must organize ourselves and mount a campaign, insisting that government programs benefit the majority of the population first and foremost, not the super wealthy small minority.

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Communities Must Stand Together for Change (tags)

Diverse communities in the U.S. have been standing together to bring about social change at the grassroots level in an unprecedented wave of euphoria set off by the inauguration of Barack Obama. Whether in public meetings, workshops, or protests the unity of purpose and momentum is palpable. What will it take to translate that human energy into real change?

Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign (tags)

Below is the introduction, ten point program, and partial list of endorsers for the Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign

Month-long Gaza Protests in U.S. were the Largest Ever for Palestinian Rights (tags)

In an unprecedented outpouring of popular opposition to U.S. policy supporting the Israeli invasion of Gaza, a full month of nearly continuous protests brought tens of thousands into the streets. Arab American youths mobilized as never before. Even after Israel’s troop withdrawal, advocates for the human rights of Palestinians in Gaza vowed to continue the campaign until Israel lifts its blockade on the tiny territory.

Free Gaza Activists Welcomed Home as Heroes, then Join Protest Against Israeli War (tags)

After spending six months in Gaza and Cyprus working tirelessly to defy the Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory and defend Palestinians from military attacks, two San Jose residents found upon their return that the protests that they had helped start had mushroomed a hundred-fold in response to Israel’s invasion of Gaza.

THIS WEDNESDAY - Celtic New Year event at Cal State L.A. (tags)

"Lessons From A Silver Branch:" An examination of the endangered Celtic cultures, including spoken word, live music and free dance lesson. Happy Samhain, or Celtic New Year! ("Halloween" to the English)

AJLPP Condemns US War Games (tags)

As Philippine and US troops began Wednesday a two-week integrated ground and air training meant to improve their forces' skills in fighting terrorism and responding to disasters and security situations,the AJLPP condemns such acts of brazen military intervention in the Philippines. More than 60 military exercises or war games were conducted in the Philippines since the VFA was approved in 1999 according to AJLPP. The US-RP military war games commenced in the former US Clark Air base in Pampanga. It is now callled Diosdado Macapagal Airport after the current president 's father.

AJLPP Condemns RP-US war games in Luzon, Says It's An Act of Armed Intervention (tags)

As Philippine and US troops began Wednesday a two-week integrated ground and air training meant to improve their forces' skills in fighting terrorism and responding to disasters and security situations. the AJLPP condems such acts of brazen military intervention in the Philippines.

SAVE THE DATE: Celtic New Year celebration at CSULA, Wed. Oct. 22, 7 p.m. (tags)

Come celebrate Celtic New Year during the season of Samhain (called Hallowe'en by some), with a live band, spoken word and a free dance lesson!

JFAV PICKET- RALLY. SEPT 22 in SF (tags)

JOIN OUR LAST PUSH TO PASS SB 1315 VERSION IN CONGRESS! JOIN THE JFAV PICKET- RALLY AT THE SAN FRANCISCO ( SPEAKER PELOSI'S DOWNTOWNOFFICE) PICKET-RALLY FOR RECOGNITION,JUSTICE AND EQUITY! September 22, 2008 12;00= 2:00 PM Speaker Nancy Pelosi District Office 450 Golden Gate Ave San Francisco, California, 94102

Hotel Workers Rising: Call for Liveable Wages and Humane Workloads (tags)

Hotel service workers of the union Unite Here! Local 19 demonstrated in front of downtown San Jose hotels. They won community support for their 2008 contract negotiations as part of a larger struggle to transform traditionally low-wage hospitality jobs into unionized family-sustaining employment nationwide.

Yahoo!,India Bombing: Campbell White Computer and Strange Fox News-Frank Luntz Connection (tags)

Campbell White,(the company whose computer was used along with a Yahoo! account to disseminate supposed Islamic terrorists message at or near time of recent Indian bombing), certainly has friends in far right,(Fox News),places or they at least admire far right commentators - particularly Frank Luntz of Fox News,etc. I also noted that while both Fox News and CNN gave coverage to bombings in both Iraq and Turkey that occured at about the time of the equally tragic,if not worse,Indian bombings - that at least on Fox and I believe CNN as well - THE INDIAN TRAGEDY WAS BLOCKED FROM BOTH THEIR 'NEWS' REPORTS ! Coincidence ? Why was India's plight not worth mention !?

Hidden Things You Do Not Know! 7/12 (tags)

The hidden work of the Bush Nazis! Illegal Eagles in the military?! Foolproof Bush Nazi murders. 5/24 Viral bacterias? Don't Google any bogus Yahoo sites! 5/29 Bush Nazi Freedoms. 7/12 Hitler's still "bugging" you!

VOTE NO on Prop 98, YES on Prop 99 (tags)

even homeowners will be distrssed if voters dont realize they have DEREGULATED our LA City Rent Control, that protects us from evictions, from arbitrary rent hikes, from owners eliminating seniors and fixed income families they 'dont like' as tenants.

May Day revival on three fronts: labor, immigrant, and antiwar (tags)

What started on May 1, 2006 as some of the largest political demonstrations in U.S. history for immigrants' rights have in 2008 brought together three fronts -- labor, immigrant, and antiwar -- in one struggle for peace and social justice.

May Day becomes an annual tradition for immigrant and workers' rights (tags)

In San José and all across the United States, marches for immigrant and workers' rights are reviving the long-dormant American tradition of May Day. While legislation for comprehensive immigration reform has stalled in Congress, demonstrators are poised to take the struggle to the next level.

MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

Massive mass actions for May 1 that were held in major U.S. cities was a resounding success. In scores of major cities like Los Angeles (30,000), Seattle, WA (6,000)San Francisco,( 10,000) New York, (10,000) . and Chicago (50,000), Filipino Americans immigrants and advocates joined up with their Latino immigrant allies to demand full rights and legalization for immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and workers rights during May 1 International Workers Day. Arturo P. Garcia, CDIR and AJLPP deputy national coordinator said: “while the bourgeois media tends to praise the police for “good behavior” and chide the rallyist for supposed the low-turn-out, immigrant groups were satisfied with the unity shown at the rally. For the third year in a row, after the repeal of the infamous HR 4437, the need for a comprehensive immigration reform and a pathways to citizenship was again thrust into the limelight and the national stage. It clearly shows the immigrant rights movement is alive and kicking, more united and consolidated.” Garcia added.

SAVE OUR RENT CONTROL (tags)

Tell every TENANT = RENTER in LA and much of CA are all IN DANGER of losing our City Rent Controls in California's June 3 - Voting is coming soon.

Hidden Things You Do Not Know! 4/19 (tags)

This just scrapes the surface of the work of the Bush Nazis and my IMC censors! Illegal Eagles in the military?! Foolproof Bush Nazi murders. "Free Doors tickets!" "She's got a ticket to ride!" Saddam's back! Fed-up with Hillary!

Hidden Things You Do Not Know! (tags)

This just scrapes the surface of the work of the Bush Nazis and my IMC censors, especially the kind caring sensitive *ssholes of LA IMC! Illegal Eagles in the military?! Chemicalmongering Bush Nazis in my family and foolproof Bush Nazi murders. "Free Doors tickets!" "She's got a ticket to ride!" Saddam's back!

California Democratic Convention identifies problems, not solutions (tags)

The California State Democratic Party Convention held in San Jose was not about party platforms, but more of a media event and a giant sales meeting to market the party to its own delegates. Its objective was not solutions, but winning the White House.

AGRARIAN REFORM 29 bishops urge Congress to extend CARP (tags)

Twenty-nine Catholic prelates, including Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales and Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, have asked the House of Representatives to immediately extend through legislation the 20-year-old Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The CARP expires on June 10 this year.

Violation of Human Rights in CA: Interview with UN International Attorney, Karen Parker (tags)

A raging human rights battle is brewing between the Department of Energy and the people of the greater San Francisco/San Jose area. Citizen activists and environmental rights groups are up in arms over the right of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to explode toxic and radioactive materials into California’s air.

California's Radiation Laboratory Near SF Creates Anxiety (tags)

UC employees are reportedly anxious and upset over having to play a secondary role at the Livermore Nuclear Laboratory. Yet how do we, the ones breathing in the Depleted Uranium and other radionuclides, feel about what's going on with radioactive materials blasted into our air?

Humanism and Violence (tags)

"Not torturing is changed into an act of barbarism.. Torture, the atom bomb and the globalization strategy all save life. State terrorism presents itself as humanist realism, the only way of securing life. As a Chilean general said, national security is like love; there is never enough."

Militarisasyon sa kanayunan ng Pilipinas lalong tumitindi-AJLPP (tags)

Patuloy ang pamamaslang ng mga berdugo ni Arroyo sa mga lider-masa at tagasuporta ng progresibong kilusan. Nitong Disyembre, isang makamasang konsehal ng bayan ang binaril sa loob ng kanyang upisina sa Masbate. Sa Quezon at Surigao, biktima ng dislokasyon ang libu-libong mamamayan kabilang ang maraming bata dahil sa militarisasyon. Sa Compostela Valley, isang lider-manggagawa ang pinagbantaang papatayin. Samantala, dalawang pinaghihinalaang kadre ng Partido ang dinukot at tinortyur sa Nueva Ecija noong huling linggo ng Nobyembre.

Fascist Rock Star Singing in LA Tonight (tags)

A top Croatian rock star whose concerts are a venue for indoctrinating in clerical-fascism is in LA tonight. In song, "Alas, My people," he sings that 'antichrists' and masons (fascism-speak for 'Jews') and communists plot to destroy Catholic Croats. The "Protocols of Zion" set to music.

North Coast Earth First! Media scam. Accused of embezzlement, fraud, and activist treason! (tags)

NCEF! Media in Humboldt County, Ca. is accused of fraud and donation embezzlement. Caution! Do not support this lone wingnut's scam! Other legitamate groups exist in the area. Caution! Do not be fooled by NCEF! Media and his fraudulent outreach. Shunka Wakan exists completely seperate from any active affinity group. Read about how he perpetuated a lawsuit under the guise of EF! against a legitamate environmental nonprofit:

The Cry of the Subject: Franz Hinkelammert (tags)

The Sabbath exists for people. The "fatal law" is a synonym for "the world." According to Hinkelammert, obedience to the law is "sin." Those who wanted to stone the woman-the law abiding-committed sin. Abraham was commanded to decide for the life of his child.

Let Malibu Burn: A political history of the Fire Coast Mike Davis (tags)

Fire in Malibu has a relentless, staccato rhythm. The rugged coastline is scourged by a large fire, on average, every two and a half years, and at least once a decade a blaze in the chaparral grows into a terrifying firestorm consuming hundreds of homes in an inexorable march across the mountains to the sea. In one week last month, 10 homes and 14,000 acres of brush went up in smoke.

7/19 Emergency Alert! Immig Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! (tags)

Elvira Arellano, who, with her son Saul, has become a national symbol of the destruction of families by federal policy, was taken into immigration custody today in Los Angeles. What follows is a call for a nationwide protest and vigil in downtown LA and phone calls to ICE.

8/19 Emergency Alert! Immig Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! (tags)

Emergency Alert! Immigrant Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! Your URGENT Support is Needed!

JFAV Pursue Lobbying for Equity Bills,Filipino Vets Win Commitments on Capitol Hill (tags)

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV )Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, energized by recent victories and their lobbyist Washington based the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans recently visited Capitol Hill (July 26-27) and thanked their Senators, House members and legislative staff for the progress on their equity pension and family bills. On Thursday evening, the ACFV leaders with JFAV veterans leaders led by Commanders Franco Arcebal,Peping Baclig and Nick Gadia commemorated the the 66th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt drafting Philippine Commonwealth soldiers into U.S. armed service.

The Nuclear Weapons Lab Bombing Range (tags)

Massive Radioactive Explosions are routinely conducted at Site 300

Depleted Uranium Blasts to Increase Near SF/San Jose - Video News Clip (tags)

A recent news clip that discusses Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's permit application to blast 8,000 lbs of contaminants including Depleted Uranium near San Francisco/San Jose area. The SF Bay can be seen off into the distance on your left.

FiLIPINO VETERANS/ JFAV CALLS VA NICHOLSON, RESIGN, NOW! (tags)

VA Secretary Jim Nicholson, Resign Now! Hundreds of Filipino World War II veterans, youth and students and their community supporters led by the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the ACFV in several U.S. cities rallied at the VA offices in Seattle, San Francisco ( May 7), Los Angeles ( May 8) and San Diego ( May 9) and called on Veterans Affair Secretary Jim Nicholson to resign. The Veterans decision to ask for Nicholson resignation was made last May 6, during a nationwide teleconference held in Arlington Virginia on the 65 year anniversary of the fall of Corregidor Day. Key ACFV and JFAV leaders decided on a unanimous vote to call for Nicholson resignation.

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

Police in Riot Gear, Nightsticks Ready at MacArthur Park (tags)

Protest at LAPD headquarters to rally against the violence police inflicted on a peaceful crowd at MacArthur Park yesterday.

STOP THE KILLINGS AND ABDUCTIONS (tags)

The Alliance Philippine (AJLPP) condemn in the strongest terms possible the continued spree of political killings and abduction of progressive leaders in the Philippines. The campaign of political killings and abduction continued unabated despite the international condemnation by international organizations of the US-Arroyo regime. And the most embarrassing, the killings and abduction were committed despite the Lenten season. Also in flagrant violation of the JASIG, it has summarily executed Sotero Llamas, Political Consultant of the NDFP, and caused the involuntary disappearance of NDFP Consultants and their immediate families and staff, namely, Rogelio Calubad and his son Gabriel; Prudencio Calubid, his wife Celine Palma and two companions, Leopoldo Ancheta and Philip Limjoco. The AJLPP believed that as long as the US-Arroyo regime remained play deaf and dumb on political killings and abduction of activists in the Philippines, her hands will be filled with blood and not too soon, she will pay like Marcos and Estrada for her crimes against the people.

Bayan Muna leader Killed in Sorsogon, Bicol Region, Philippines (tags)

Another BAYAN MUNA activist was killed yesterday morning—the third in Sorsogon province in the Bicol Region, Southern Luzon in two weeks—and the manner of his death was particularly brutal. Francisco Bantog, provincial chair of the militant party-list group Bayan Muna in Sorsogon, was shot 20 times by yet unidentified men in Barangay Dancalan in Donsol town, news sources in Bicol reported.

Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Friday, December 22nd (tags)

http://elenemigocomun.net/727

Rumbo a la movilización mundial por Oaxaca del 22 de diciembre (tags)

Algunas acciones programadas para el 22 de diciembre en solidaridad con Oaxaca, como parte de la Movilización Mundial por Oaxaca convocada por el EZLN.

LSB: the listener's voice at KPFA (Pacifica Radio) (tags)

Descent into the gnarly tangle: the epidemiology of advanced parliamentarianism at KPFA--a yearlong empirical study in causes and possible treatments

a message from Mayor Ron Gonzalez (tags)

my comments

Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Saturday, November 4th (tags)

"…indymedia is on the minds and lips of PRIistas and government loyalists high up the chain of command…"

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Foreigners, journalists threatened in Oaxaca
http://elenemigocomun.net/ 366

Letter in Support of the People of Oaxaca
http:// friendsofbradwill.org/supportletter

Global Solidarity with Oaxaca
http://vientos.info/ cml/?q=node/5842

Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Thursday, November 2nd (tags)

"The only thing worth globalizing is dissent." - Arundhati Roy

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Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada
http://elenemigocomun.net/128

Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates
http://elenemigocomun.net/293

when CELEBRATIONS go BAD (tags)

Halloween review

Alabama - Louisiana solar links (tags)

Links to groups, in ALABAMA to LOUISIANA, supporting LOCAL Renewable Energy, Honest elections, safe schools, healthy children, disease prevention, clean water, clean air, cancer prevention and LOCAL Organic Family farmers. Please help set up and support in your LOCAL community, groups that support the above. Thank YOU.

Pesante-USA Condemns Peasant leader murder in Bohol (tags)

Pesante-USA condemns the US-Arroy's reign of terror against the Filipino peasants especially those who are involved with the KMP, ANAKPAWIS, BAYAN MUNA, GABRIELA and other progressive groups. More than 745 persons have been killed since Arroyo asssumed power in 2001. "The US-Arroyo terrorism will backfire and will only earn emnity and disdain from the people/ For sure she will suffer the same fate that befell Marcos, Estrada and other tyrants who oppressed the Filipino people." Pesante statement ended.

US IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS STEPS UP MASS ACTIONS (tags)

Diffferent Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions nationwide in more than 6 major cities to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. More mass actions is slated from September 7 to September 9 in protest of the much delayed congressional action on the immigration reform law that will legalize at least 3 to 5 million undocumented immigrants and at least 7 million workers as “guest workers” in the SB 2611 or the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill that all immigrant rights groups and advocate rejects as “modified HR 4437”.

Muslims: The New Jews (tags)

As the war on terror heads into its sixth year, a new racial stereotype is emerging in America. Brown-skinned men with beards and women with head scarves are seen as "Muslims" -- regardless of their actual faith or nationality.

Labor Day Weekend 2006: Lists of Nationwide Immigrant Rights Marches (tags)

New Rounds of Marches For Immigrant Rights Movements!

CIA, Crack, and Gary Webb (tags)

The Indymedia.us front page synopsis of the CIA/Crack Cocaine story broken by the San Jose Mercury News in August of 1996 is way off.

California Legislature passes involuntary outpatient commitment bill (tags)

With bipartisan super-majority votes that stunned and dismayed mental health clients and advocates, the California Senate and Assembly passed involuntary outpatient commitment (IOC) bill AB 2357, sending the bill to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto. The bill would extend Laura's Law, California's existing outpatient commitment law, by five years.

Tom Hayden regrets his past support for Israeli aggression. Warns of dangers ahead. (tags)

In 1982, Tom Hayden shocked peace activists by his unqualified support of Israel's aggression in Lebanon. Hayden now writes of the political pressures he was under, and warns that politicians should *not* be afraid to speak up now, as he was then. It is yet another reason why Bay Area progressives will continue to oppose the agenda of AIPAC, and protest its presence this coming December.

Tom Hayden regrets past support for Israeli policy (tags)

In 1982, Tom Hayden shocked peace activists by his unqualified support of Israel's aggression in Lebanon. Hayden now writes of the political pressures he was under, and warns that politicians should *not* be afraid to speak up now, as he was then. It is yet another reason why progressives throughout California will continue to oppose the agenda of AIPAC, and protest its festivities this coming December.

solar energy links USA (tags)

review of support groups for solar energy, climate protection, clean air and food securtiy

Senators' votes on earlier forced treatment bills spell trouble for AB 2357 opponents (tags)

As the final vote nears for involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 on the floor of the California Senate, state senators' votes on earlier forced treatment bills spell trouble for AB 2357 opponents. But some advocates remain hopeful that senators will be persuaded to vote "no" at the last minute, others will continue to vote "no", and the bill's course will be reversed.

JUSTICIA Y LIBERTAD PARA TODOS!! (tags)

Para nosotros no es cuestión de si ganarémos nuestra libertad, sino cúando y cómo lo haremos. Justicia y Libertad para todos Conferencia sobre presos Mexicanos/Raza y el colonialismo Conferencia anual del Proyecto de Presos Chicano Mexicanos (CMPP) sobre los Presos Mexicanos/La Raza y el colonialismo boletín numero 2, 10 de junio, 2006 Desde 1997, el Proyecto de Presos Chicano Mexicano ha organizado su Conferencia anual sobre Presos Raza y el Colonialismo. La conferencia de este año sera organizada bajo la consigna: Justicia y Libertad para Todos. Conferencias en el pasado se han llevado acabo en San Jose, Oxnard, Riverside, y San Diego y han consistuido en discusiones, talleres, testimonios, y ponencias. La conferencia del 2006 se llevará acabo en el Centro de Acción Popular, ,esquina de las Calles 11 y Hope (425 W. 11th St.) en Los Angeles. Este 24 de junio. EL SISTEMA PENAL ES UN INSTRUMENTO PARA LA OPRESIÓN Y LA COLONIZACIÓN El Comite de Presos Chicano Mexicianos, formado en 1993 por Unión del Barrio ha sido uno de los grupos más consistentes en realizar trabajo sobre la cuestión de las prisiones y su relación al capitalismo y el colonialismo-imperialismo (tambien conocido como el Capitalismo Global). Las Conferencias del CMPP han sido organizadas en torno a los siguientes objetivos: 1. Traer claridad a la cuestión de las prisiones y el sistema penal de Estados Unidos y su papel en mantener a Mexicanos y otras nacionalidades oprimidas y colonizadas. Queremos exponer a nuestro pueblo la realidad de que la meta principal del sistema de "justicia penal" (prisiones, policias, fiscales, jueces, etc. no es llevar acabo la ley y el orden, sino es una conspiración capitalista-imperialista de utilizar el sistema de prisiones como instrumento de opresión y colonización mientras gana miles de millones de dolares por medio de la crecación de lo que se conoce hoy en día como el Complejo Penal-Industrial. 2. Crear un espacio en donde fuerzas verdaderamnete progresistas y revolucionarias puedan compartir sus perspectivas e información sobre esta cuestión de importancia máxima. Las conferencias luchan por desafiar y cambiar una situación en la cual el encarcelamiento masivo de Raza, Africanos y otras nacionalidades oprimidas se define por demagogos racista-derechistas o liberales pequeñoburgueses que no tienen ni la intención ni la habilidad para definir la verdadera naturaleza del llamado sistema penal de Estados Unidos y el Complejo Penal-Industrial. Las Conferencias del CMPP entonces sirven como voz para los mas afectados (la comunidad, la juventud, los pobres y los obreros) por el complejo penal industrial y entonces tienen mas voluntad para enfrentar su existencia. 3.Forjar una red de activistas que trabajarán en unidad y en forma ética con principios utilizando la ciencia de lucha para llevar acabo una sociedad justa, democratica y pacífica. Actualmente, las fuerzas progresistas y revolucionarias en nuestra comunidad siguen siendo una minoria extremadamente pequeña sin influencia significativa sobre el pensamiento y el actuar de la mayoria de nuestro pueblo. El CMPP cree que la creación de una red de activistas comprometidos nos ayudará a solucionar esta situación. 4. Formular estratégias y tácticas que harán más eficaz nuestra lucha. Encontrar formas de incluir la cuestión de prisiones como parte de la lucha global por los derechos humanos y la liberación nacional. Nuestro objetivo es hacer la cuestión de los presos una parte integral en la lucha por la liberación y la autodeterminación. 5. Apoyarnos unos a otros en la publicación de pamfletos, libros, boletines, y todas las demas formas de comunicación, como medio de romper el agarre que los medios de difusión capitalista-colonialistas tienen actualmente sobre las mentes de la mayoría de la gente(de todas las nacionalidades y razas) manteniendonos ignorantes de los verdaderos motivos y la existencia de leyes represivos (Proposicion 21, los "three strikes," HR4037, etc) y el complejo preso industrial. EL ENFOQUE DE LA CONFERENCIA SERA COMPARTIR, APRENDER Y UNIRNOS La conferencia de este año Sobre los Presos de la Raza y el Colonialismo tomará la forma de una discusión de mesa redonda. La discusión se enfocará en: 1. La cuestión de las prisiones y su relacion con la lucha total por al liberación del pueblo mexicano. 2. La violencia prisionera, con un enfoque especial sobre la situación entre mexicanos y africanos, y como este asunto se desenvuelve en las calles y en la comunidad y sabotea la unidad necesaria para avanzar la lucha en contra de todas las formas de opresión. y la liberación de nuestras comunidades. La continuación del trabajo de construcción de una red de activistas y como crear un plan de acción basado en la ciencia (estratégias y tácticas comprobadas) y la unidad con principio. 4. La importancia de la juventud y la mujer en nuestra lucha contra el Complejo Penal Industrial La discusión de mesa redonda tendrá un facilitador, un ponente principal, y un secretario/relator. El ponente iniciará el dialogo con comentarios introductorios que generarán discusión y crítica, y nos llevarán a soluciones y tácticas para incluirse en un plan de acción. Los grupos de discusión fungirán en forma de mesa redonda, permitiendo que todos provean y compartan información y aprenden uno del otro. ENFRENTANDO NUESTRAS LIMITACIONES Mientras nos gustaría ver una conferencia más grande, las realidades de hoy en día y este periodo de la historia no nos permiten organizar un evento mas grande. Junto con los recursos limitados, hay que reconocer que hay poco interés (relativamente hablando) sobre la cuestión de las prisiones entre activistas y las masas de nuestro pueblo. Una de las razones por la cual nos encontramos en esta situación es que los medios de difusión racistas corporativistas son tremendamente eficaces en confundir y lavar el cerebro de las masas de nuestro pueblo con respecto de este asunto, junto con otros asuntos críticos de nuestros tiempos(guerra, hambre, la pobreza, la injusticia, la destrucción de la tierra, etc.) Sin embargo, el CMPP se dedica a encontrar la solución a nuestra opresión y encontrar el camino que nos llevará a la liberación. Creemos que solo una organización seria, organizada con disciplina fuerte, y avanzada politicamente puede derrotar los enemigos de las masas y crear un mundo, justo, pacifico, y libre. Para nosotros, no es cuestión de si ganarémos nuestra libertad, es cuestion de cúando y cómo lo haremos.

Raza Prisoners & Colonialism (tags)

Saturday June 24th, The Chicano Mexicano Prison Project will have it's 9th annual conference in Los Angeles at 425 W. Hope Street: Justice & Freedom for all! Justicia y Libertad para todos!

March 25th Western Regional Conference A Success! (tags)

The Western Regional Conference brought together members of the March 25th Coalition yesterday at the United Teachers of Los Angeles building.

Hundreds of Thousands in NY City March Against the War (tags)

AGAIN, corporate media ignores a massive war protest. Hundreds of thousands protested immigration laws, and the corporate media had helicoptors in several cities giving hourly updates to these demonstrations. But two days earlier on April 29 hundreds of thousands of people in the streets of New York City protesting the war in Iraq were given a ten second soundbite of the podium where Cyndee Sheehan and Rev. Jackson stood.

Filipinos All Over the United States Joined the May 1 Great American Boycott and Immigrant (tags)

From Los Angeles and Seattle in the West to Chicago in the Midwest to Houston in the South and Miami, Florida in the Southeast up to New York, Manhattan in the Northeast, hundreds of Filipinos joined their fellow immigrants in the millions to demand full immigrant rights and amnesty. Thousands of them joined the boycott or just watched and wildly cheered from the sidelines flying the American flags as the Filipino contingents marched by.

May Day March in San Jose Taken-Over by the State (tags)

As a representative of San Jose’s radical community, I was deeply frustrated and hurt by the mass consumerism that controlled the May 1st March in San Jose.

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO THE IMMIGRANT WORKERS ON THE DAY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN BOYCOTT 20 (tags)

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, hereby express our solidarity with and support for the millions of immigrant workers on the day of the Great American Boycott 2006 when they and their supporters do not go to work, to school or to any shop but hold protest marches and rallies against institutions and symbols of anti-immigrant discrimination, exploitation and oppression in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle and 100 cities all over the US.

Lawsuit details AT&T cooperation in illegal government spying on Americans (tags)

A lawsuit underway in a US district court in San Francisco charges telecommunications giant AT&T with violating the privacy of its customers by handing over massive amounts of data to the government. The class action lawsuit, filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of AT&T customers, is based on documents provided by a former AT&T employee that detail the company’s participation in the National Security Agency (NSA) warrantless spying program that was first revealed late last year.

Protest Bush In So. Cal. this weekend (tags)

Two independent sources confirm Bush trip to California this week.

Hundred of Thousands March-Rallied in 70 cities and 33 States for Full Immigrant Rights (tags)

Today, April 10, over 125,000 people took to the streets in Los Angeles for yet another outpouring of support for the cause of immigrant rights. The Los Angeles demonstration was part of a nationwide wave of protests just in the last two days that has continued to rock at least 61 cities across the nation. Yesterday Sunday, a record 500,000 rallied to clamor for justice for immigrants in Dallas, Texas. Today, 300,000 also mobilized in Phoenix, Arizona; 200,000 demonstrated in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC; 100,000 marched and rallied in New York City; another 100,000 protested in Houston, Texas; and 25,000 in Seattle, Washington.

MARCH FOR PEACE (tags)

This quest for peace, in homage to Mahatma Gandhi's historic 1930 Salt March, will start in Tijuana, Mexico on March 12, go through the Marine Corps Depot at Camp Pendleton and the Cesar Chavez burial site in La Paz, CA (near Tehachapi), and end in The Mission district of San Francisco with a memorial ceremony and blood drive on March 27.

241 mile MARCH for PEACE: Latino Voice of Opposition to the War (tags)

A 241 mile march that aims at ensuring that the Latino voice of opposition to the War is heard loud and clear across the Americas.

California Transgender Leadership Summit (tags)

Ttransgender community members, families, and allies join together for this, the first of its kind, two-day event. This Summit provided a unique opportunity to strategize, connect with individuals from across the state and learn or improve important advocacy and activist skills in a variety of areas.

California Left Candidates for 2006 Elections (tags)

The State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed a full slate of 2006 candidates for statewide offices.

The “awful truth” is at hand. (tags)

"The article below is a brutal message of betrayal. More than 2100 U.S. families are suffering indescribable loss as a direct consequence of this massive deception, while the “losses” for the people of Iraq are simply unimaginable."

Sign the Petition to denounce the "Mexican Heritage" Plaza for inviting the Minu (tags)

...and demand the resignation of Marcela Davison Aviles, the ED of the Plaza!! They're playing mindtricks on us by refusing to admit who (and now, where) they are going to have the "forum." They've reinvited Simcox, though "not confirmed." This woman hasn't even apologized to the Mexican@ community for her actions; the only reason why she cancelled is because she bowed down to pressure. !Ya basta con sus trucos! And shame on the board and the city of San Jose for behaving like sellouts. Read more about this ever-changing situation on the website, then sign!

TUES. 8/30: Protest Against Schwarzenegger Fundraiser at Anaheim Angels Ballpark (tags)

Registered Nurses from the California Nurses Association (CNA) will sponsor "Nurses & Family Night at the Ballpark" opposite an Arnold Schwarzenegger fundraiser to be held during the Los Angeles Angels-Oakland A's game in Anaheim this Tuesday, August 30. Nurses will be on hand to protest Schwarzenegger's record-setting corporate fundraising and his $80 million special election which contains a variety of propositions that benefit his corporate donor to the detriment of nurses and other Californians.

No More Nukes! (tags)

Saturday August 6, 2005 (11:00 am -2:00 pm) 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima! Regional Southern California Protest Rally and Remembrance to be held at the Seal Beach Weapons Center

Seal Beach Anti-Nuke Rally: A National Day of Action! 8/6/05 (tags)

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Former IRS CID Special Agent Joseph Banister Acquitted of Tax Fraud And Conspiracy (tags)

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Tapes key in protesters' fight against tactics of N.Y. police (tags)

The NYC Indymedia Video Team was very effective at defending civil liberties at the Republican National Convention. Here is a recent story about our success.

PEACE IN COLOMBIA National Vigil & Call-in Day (tags)

The San José de Apartadó massacre: In February, eight members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó were brutally killed (5 adults and 3 children); witnesses say that Colombian army troops are responsible. The Peace Community was formed when 17 towns and villages joined together in 1997 to insist that all armed groups stay out of their area. Since then, over 100 members have been killed or disappeared.

Kamau Daáood appearing at the Central Library, Los Angeles (tags)

A mythic figure in the Southern California arts scene, Kamau Daáood is a performance poet, educator, and community arts activist who is widely acknowledged as a major driving force behind Los Angeles’ black cultural renaissance.

ANTIWAR MARCH! March 19th, High Noon - Hollywood & Vine (tags)

Be there... or be a bush supporter

Tasers and Our Fight Against Police Brutality (tags)

Tasers may save some lives, but seem to increase police brutality.

Tortured in the San Jose Main Jail (tags)

Martín Rodriguez, , says he was tortured in the San Jose Main Jail while spending 115 days there on drug charges. His public defender demanded he plead guilty and he is seeking adequate representation for a plea of innocent. His cause has been taken up by the Barrito Defense Committee of San Jose.

The Cry of the Subject: Book Review (tags)

The institution of modern universal competition is elevated into a law by the ideology of practical necessities..Every insti-tution dies when its preservation is made an end-in-itself..The totalitarianism of the market threatens the destruction of humanity.

Gary Webb did not commit suicide, inform yourself about CIA drugs (tags)

The corporate media is saying that Gary Webb committed suicide. Webb, the author of 'Dark Alliance', was a great North American writer. He exposed CIA drug trafficking in South Central Los Angeles that funded terrorism in Nicaragua during the 1980s. Question: How can you committ suicide with two bullets in the head? How relevant is CIA drug trafficking today?

Trashing Christmas (tags)

The last of the Halloween candy has been eaten. The harvest moon is a radiant memory. The family festival of Thanksgiving has drawn us closer together. All of these warm seasonal memories can mean only one thing: It’s time for the Christmas haters to shift into high gear.

U.S Death Count about to Pass 1300 in Iraq (tags)

www.icasualties reports today that the "official" number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq is 1297 with three more working class "cann fodder" lost today. Make it stop! Spread this news all through the web. (Indy main page is not publishing?) Be the media and get the news out.

IN THE TIME OF KINGS, THE PEASANTS SHARPEN THEIR KNIVES: Anarchists and the 2004 Election (tags)

A statement on the 2004 elections by a Anarchist-Communist point of view that analyzes the reasons to reject the reformist pro-Kerry stance and puts forward an alternative vision of building popular and revolutionary movements.

FBI Shuts Down 20 Antiwar Web Sites: An Unprecedented Act of Internet Censorship (tags)

The US government move to shut down nearly two dozen antiwar, anti-globalization web sites on October 7 is an unprecedented exercise of police power against political dissent on the Internet. The World Socialist Web Site denounces the attack on the Indymedia sites and demands a halt to all such attempts at suppressing political criticism of the US government.

Wireless World: Cell phone '411' worries (tags)

Fundraiser Mania (tags)

The Los Angeles fundraiser at Walt Disney Hall consisted of a pre-show dinner for couples who wanted to spend $10,000 - $25,000 to eat with Senator Kerry and his wife. Why buy a car when you can have mashed potatoes and a steak?

United Front to Abolish the SHU Confronts CDC Chief Deputy Director, Aug 20, 2004 (tags)

Our Coalition hit up Sacramento to protest the genocide of Mexican and African people by the US Prison System

California Court Considers Whether Violent Poetry Is Criminal (tags)

The California Supreme Court is deciding whether to throw out the conviction of a 15-year-old boy who served 100 days in juvenile hall for writing a poem that included a threat to kill his fellow students.

"TAX us? Then MARRY us!" 33 Cities Join Tax Day Protests for Equal Marriage Righ (tags)

33 cities will be demonstrating for equal marriage rights at post offices around the country on Tax Day, Thursday, April 15th. The protests will highlight the fact that marriage is a civil contract issued by the government which should be available to all consenting adults.

Senate candidate believes children should have sex with adults (tags)

The Libertarian candidate responded to an ad in Swingers Digest magazine, telling an undercover San Jose policewoman that he wanted her to teach one of his young family members about sex while he had sex with another.

The liar and thief has landed - the protests have started (tags)

LOS ANGELES -- President George W. Bush will be in Los Angeles Wednesday

Tracking Bush in LA (tags)

The president is scheduled to land at the Los Angeles International Airport in Air Force One shortly before 1:00 p.m

LA - MARCH 1ST. WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY MOBILIZATION WITH VENEZUELA (tags)

On Monday, March 1, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Federal Building downtown LA, located on the 300 North Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. * TO JOIN THE MARCH 1ST. WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY MOBILIZATION WITH VENEZUELA DEMOCRATIC ELECTED GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT CHAVEZ! * TO DEMAND: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!

Traders Progressive Radio Station Shut Down by Free (tags)

Radio for Peace International (RFPI) one of the few world wide progressive short wave voices broadcasting to rural and third world communities has been evicted by the UN’s University for Peace (U-Peace) in Cost Rica.

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?”

Drivers Licenses, Not War! California Latino Economic Strike Great Success (tags)

Los Angeles, CA - Thousands of Latino workers, students and shopkeepers stayed away from work and school Dec. 12, in support of the statewide Latino Economic Strike. The Latino Economic boycott was called by the Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana Latino Americana, with the support of hundreds of other organizations, to protest the repeal of SB 60, the law that allowed undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses.

Iranian Quake Relief Update & more (tags)

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MAD COW News (tags)

Citizens Required to Ask County if BSE Meat sold in restaurants, supermarkets.

Wal-Mart's benefits come under fire (tags)

Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, points to Wal-Mart employee hand-outs about social services like Medicaid, food stamps and temporary assistance as proof that the retailer uses state and federal tax dollars to supplement "poverty" level wages and benefits.

Let save lifes (tags)

a good outset

International appeal (tags)

Support conscientious objector Stephen Funk awaiting military trial on September 4 for "desertion"

Emotions Flare During Forum On Police-Involved Shootings (tags)

"The police officer must be brought up on second-degree murder charges,"...SAN JOSE, CA July 24, 2003 - Police Chief Bill Lansdowne is officially moving to San Diego where he will take over the reins as the city's new police chief.

Workers Struggle's In Costa Rica (tags)

Costa Rica

In The Kingdom Of Forgetting  (tags)

Memory can be an embarrassing thing. In politics, it's often more convenient to forget. The classic illustration of this idea was Orwell's dystopian Ministry of Truth, where functionaries fed any inconvenient bit of information down the memory hole -- "whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air."

YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP (tags)

In Portland, Oregon’s Department Of Human Services is looking for someone who speaks Klingon.

Update: 7th National Conference On Raza Prisoners (tags)

For over 10 years, the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project (a project of Union del Barrio) has been one of the few Mexicano-Raza organizations working to expose the role that the Prison Industry plays in oppression and exploitation of Mexicanos. On May 10, 2003, the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project will organize the 7th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and the 10th Anniversary of CMPP.

Deranged Marriage (tags)

A commentary on cultural clash, arranged marriage and the show Married By America.

The Real Heroes of Gulf War II: Conscientious Objectors (tags)

Thousands of troops have blindly followed the Bush-Blair-Sharon sanctioned mass-murder of the Iraqi people. Unnamed re the hundreds, possibly thousands, of U.S. personnel in the armed forces have applied for conscientious objector status since January. Though few have gone public, they emerge the true heroes of the armed forces, in refusing to participate in an illegal war of aggression on Iraq.

a true patriot (tags)

conscientious objector deserves our support

Marine Corps Reservist Refuses to Fight! (tags)

I support THIS Marine! Marine Corps reservist Stephen Funk, center, reads a statement before turning himself in at his reserve unit in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday April 1, 2003. Behind Funk is his sister Caitlin Funk, left, and his mother, Gloria Pacis, right. The 20-year-old Marine reservist, called to active duty, refuses to serve in the Iraqi conflict, claiming conscientous objector status. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

KEY EMBASSIES, UN MISSIONS, and CONSULATES CONTACT INFO (tags)

You can make a difference from your home! Take email/phone action now!

EMAIL/PHONE ACTION! Contact Consulates/Embassies! (tags)

You can make a difference from your home! Take email/phone action now!

LA to Join 500 Cities Worldwide for February 15th Day of Protest (tags)

The No War On Iraq! Coalition today announced plans for the massive anti-war march and rally on Saturday, February 15th. Protesters will be asked to gather at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine at 1 pm. The March will proceed down Hollywood Blvd to the Armed Forces Recruiting Station at the intersection of Sunset and La Brea where there will be a rally at 3 pm

Where they have no military (tags)

In Costa Rica where they abolished the military over 1/2 century ago, Ticos(short for Costarricenses) "chill out" after Dubya's state of the Union speech.

Gary Webb on CIA drug dealing and press censorship (Interview, mp3) (tags)

Gary Webb, one of 18 contributors to the new book, "Into The Buzzsaw" -- on press censorship. Interview, roughly 35 minutes, Black-Op Radio, mp3

THE REGIME'S BLACK HOLE OF LA: 120 INTERNED MUSLIMS IN 400 SQUARE FEET - 44 SQUARE METERS (tags)

Buried in the 13th paragraph: ... "he was sent to the basement of the Federal Building downtown and held in a room of about 400 square feet with roughly 120 people."

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/13/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR!

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/4/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity!

Freedom Bus on its way to California! (tags)

Serviced Bus New Freedom Bus delayed. The bus was serviced and repaired after being without heat for 36 hours. This delayed the arrival of the freedom riders in Kansas.

Where they have no military (tags)

Remember to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10. The US could stand much to learn from truly democratic Costa Rica that abolished the military over a 1/2 century ago, and could start by closing the infamous "School of the Americas" in Fort Benning, Georgia where many a Latin American general has been trained only to return to his country to torture / disappear and oppress his own people. Changing the name is not sufficient.

CALL FOR DEC. 15-21 WORLDWIDE WEEK OF ACTION AGAINST WARMONGERING (tags)

It has long been crystal clear that those at the helm of global capital are intent on steering us further into endless war. On the horizon, another mass murder, where the poor and powerless of different nations are ordered to kill each other for the benefit of the elite.

CALL FOR DEC. 15-21 WORLDWIDE WEEK OF ACTION AGAINST WARMONGERING (tags)

It has long been crystal clear that those at the helm of global capital are intent on steering us further into endless war. On the horizon, another mass murder, where the poor and powerless of different nations are ordered to kill each other for the benefit of the elite.

CALL FOR DEC. 15-21 WORLDWIDE WEEK OF ACTION AGAINST WARMONGERING (tags)

It has long been crystal clear that those at the helm of global capital are intent on steering us further into endless war. On the horizon, another mass murder, where the poor and powerless of different nations are ordered to kill each other for the benefit of the elite.

Hate Crime Wave Drifts North: Bay Area Teens Slay Transgender Girl, Age 17 (tags)

The recent wave of hate crimes against queer folk has worsened, and spread to Northern California, as the following LA Times story reports:

Anti-War Activists Burn Recruiting Office in San Jose (tags)

A "pre-emptive strike" on a San Jose military recruitment center

"A Liar...A Cheater...Physically Abusive" (tags)

Many tried to warn Pacifica about KPFK's new General Manager, Eva Georgia, but nobody listened

Tree Sitter Dies In Santa Cruz (tags)

A first time tree-sitter died Tuesday in Santa Cruz County

"A Liar...A Cheater...Physically Abusive" (tags)

Many tried to warn Pacifica about KPFK's new General Manager, Eva Georgia, but nobody listened

"A Liar...A Cheater...Physically Abusive" (tags)

Many tried to warn Pacifica about KPFK's new General Manager, Eva Georgia, but nobody listened. The Pacifica Radio Network, with five stations and numerous affiliates, has seen enough trouble over the last three years. It was left with a $4.8 million debt and in a state of organizational chaos by a corrupt board of directors that was mercifully removed last December by a determined army of reformers and four lawsuits.

Why I'm Fighting Federal Drug Laws From City Hall (tags)

How did I, a mayor of a small town in California, wind up in a tug of war with the Drug Enforcement Agency?

Globalizing labor against Coca-Cola (tags)

I first met Luis Adolfo Cardona in Bogota, Colombia. He was clearly traumatized. He told my Witness for Peace labor delegation that on December 5, 1996, he’d witnessed the murder of Isidro Segundo Gil inside a Coca-Cola plant.

6th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism (tags)

Bulletin Number #1 6th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism

CAMPUS EARTH FESTIVAL at UCSC (tags)

Attend the first annual Campus Earth Festival at UCSC! (Featuring La Paz, LA's very own hip hop trio!) Independant journalists, video, audio, and photo are strongly encouraged. For more information, please send an email to: enviroslug@onebox.com

CAMPUS EARTH FESTIVAL at UCSC (tags)

Attend the first annual Campus Earth Festival at UCSC! Independant journalists, video, audio, and photo are strongly encouraged. For more information, please send an email to: enviroslug@onebox.com

J-Towns See Hope (tags)

Copied from the AZine. Information about Prop 40, a ref. that includes provisions to fund cultural preservation.

Santa Cruz 2 Sentenced (tags)

Matt Whyte & Peter Schnell were sentenced today in federal court.

7,000,000 go hungry in C.A. (tags)

UN World Food Program report

Updated Info on Santa Cruz 2 (tags)

Update on the Santa Cruz 2, including new contact information!

Sep 29-30 Nationwide listing of antiwar protests/meetings/vigils (tags)

No War For "Revenge"! - website for antiwar movements, legal information & news across the country. **URL: www.ActionLA.org/S11 Since some events may change or cancel without advance notice, PLEASE PLEASE call and check with the event organizer before you go. To announce your protest, links, or good information, please send to: ActionLA@ActionLA.org or siuhin@aol.com

Dmitry Sklyarov Bail Hearing Aug. 6 - Attend Protest Rally, Show Supprt (tags)

Dmitry Sklyarov bail hearing on Aug. 6 at San Jose Federal Building. Attend protest rally, pack the court room, and show your support.

Local Union members demand money back from the energy companies at rally (tags)

Union Members rallied today to demand :"We want all the money back" from the energy companies.

Top Censored Stories ( in song ) (tags)

Who Will Tell the People by David Rovics

Scores join tense protest carnival (tags)

This is an article from my local "News"paper. This just sets another example of how the "media" screw it up.

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