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100 Years Ago African-Americans Marched Down 5th Avenue to Declare That Black Lives Matter (tags)
On the afternoon of Saturday, July 28, 1917, nearly 10,000 African-Americans marched down Fifth Avenue, in silence, to protest racial violence and white supremacy in the United States. New York City, and the nation, had never before witnessed such a remarkable scene. The “Silent Protest Parade,” as it came to be known, was the first mass African-American demonstration of its kind and marked a watershed moment in the history of the civil rights movement. As I have written in my book “Torchbearers of Democracy,” African-Americans during the World War I era challenged racism both abroad and at home. In taking to the streets to dramatize the brutal treatment of black people, the participants of the “Silent Protest Parade” indicted the United States as an unjust nation.
The Great Trump Show (tags)
The bizarre billionaire becomes epic disaster when regulation is demonized, social necessities like food stamps and Medicaid are cut in the hundreds of billions and taxes for corporations are cut in half. The failure of the media was manifest when no one asked about Trump's tax plans.
Retenes este fin de semana / This weekend's checkpoints (16-18/ago/2012) (tags)
La Oficina estatal de Seguridad de Tránsito acaba de anunciar las agencias becadas para este año. ¿Recibió una beca la localidad donde usted vive? Véase la página web para informarse: http://www.ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Press_Room/2012/doc/2013_Grant_list_by_region.pdf
Nosotrxs en Checkpoint response nos hemos percatado de que no todas las agencias de orden público están cumpliendo con la ley AB353 como se debe. (La ley permite que a un conductor detenido en un retén cuyo único delito es manejar sin licencia llame a alguien con licencia para recoger el auto.) Si cae en un retén, tiene que reclamar su derecho de llamar a alguien más porque no le van a informar. Y si no le permiten ejercer ese derecho, favor de informarnos a nosotros o a tu organización local. Manda un correo electrónico a email@example.com.
The California Office of Traffic Safety just announced the agencies that will be receiving grants this year. Did your local agency or university receive a grant? Check the list on the website to find out: http://www.ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Press_Room/2012/doc/2013_Grant_list_by_region.pdf
We at Checkpoint response have found out that not all the law enforcement agencies are following the AB 353 law like they should. (That is the law that permits drivers who get caught going through checkpoints without licenses to call a licensed driver to get the car.) If you go through a checkpoint, you must speak up in order to exercise your right, because the police are not informing people of their options. And if they do not allow you to call a licensed driver, please inform us or your local organization. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retenes Navideños 2011 / Christmas Checkpoints 2011 (22-31/dec/2011) (tags)
¡Felicidades compañerxs! Seguimos en la lucha y en apoyo de todos los plantones de la movida "Occupy" en todo el mundo. Ojo--la revolución ha comenzado y por lo tanto, las autoridades ilegítimas del estado corporativo tomará cualquier pretexto para detener a nuestra gente--seamos activistas o no. Con más razón hay que poner atención a los retenes, evitarlos, y luchar contra ellos más que nunca. Ahí les va la información (incompleta, por seguro) para los retenes de estos días para que nos pongamos listxs y sigamos todxs en la lucha!
Happy holidays comrades! We continue in the struggle and in support of all Occupy encampments worldwide. Caution--the revolution has begun, and therefore, the illegitimate authorities of the corporate state will use any pretext to detain our people--be they activists or not. We have more reason than ever to pay attention to these checkpoints, avoid them, and fight against them. Here is the information (incomplete, certainly) about the checkpoints in the coming days so we can get wise about them and continue in the struggle!
Labor Day checkpoints / Retenes del Puente del Día de Trabajo (3-10/sep/2010) (tags)
Continúa sin interrupción el "Año del Retén." Sigue la lista de retenes anunciados por la prensa corporativa para este fin de semana y más adelante. Hay utilizar máxima precaución al salir manejando en estos fines de semana que comprenden días feriados como el Día del Trabajo. La policía muchas veces recibe financiamiento que proviene directamente de la gente más humilde que es negada el derecho de trasladarse en auto. Además, hay estafadores que prometen anunciar retenes pero resulta que cobran para bastante para el servicio. (Véase este artículo de una periodista del estado de Pennsylvania.) Siempre vale más contar con sus propios camaradas de sus comunidades.
The "Year of the Checkpoint" continues relentlessly. This weekend's list of media-announced checkpoints follows. Maximum precaution is recommended for those who drive, particularly on holiday weekends. Law enformcement agencies often receive monies that come directly from the poorest, who in many states are denied the right of automobility. Moreover, there are schemers who promise to alert immigrants and civil liberties defenders about checkpoints, who later reveal that they charge high rates for the service. (See this article by a Pennsylvania journalist.) It is always better to count on your own comrades from your communities.
THE FICTION OF FREEDOM IN AMERICA (tags)
The servants of these investors and money "managers," like corporate executives and our elected - excuse the expression -representatives, look from the side, taking a payoff, as we get economically raped. This is designed to prevent wage "inflation" (that's a raise in the minimum, or any other, wage) by keeping unemployment high,
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.
O filósofo brasileiro Olavo de Carvalho em Richmond, Va. (tags)
O filosofo-demagogo Olavo apenas vê candidatos de esquerda no Brasil. Puxa, que me ajude o ilustre intelectual: Eu gostaria ver ao menos um! Para saber quem apoiar!
Frances Moore Lappé, Matthew Fox Speak in San Diego (tags)
Frances Moore Lappé and Matthew Fox, two powerful long-time activists who started in the 1970’s and both live in Oakland, came to San Diego to address the opening session of the Justice for Women and Children conference January 18 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego. Lappé wrote the book “Diet for a Small Planet” and founded Food First to work on projects helping people in Third World countries to feed themselves in ways that respected their environment and heritage of biodiversity. Fox was a Roman Catholic priest who was thrown out by the current Pope for championing the spiritual power of women; he's now a priest in the Episcopal Church and works on education projects with so-called “at-risk” youth to channel their creativity in non-mainstream ways.
THE RACIST GENTRIFICATION OF OUR CITIES (tags)
“Why don’t we just get nooses for everyone of those lowlifes and hang them from a tree? They’re used to that kind of treatment anyway!” read the message on an email sent to upscale co-op residents of a redevelopment project smack right in the middle of a Harlem neighborhood last October. The anonymous post which originated from one of the units within the co-op added: “I hope you all agree that the best thing that has happened to Harlem is gentrification. Let’s get rid of these ‘people’ and improve the neighborhood once and for all.”
“Outrage”: Exposing Hypocrisy or Perpetrating It? (tags)
“Outrage,” Kirby Dick’s new documentary on the practice of “outing” closeted Queer politicians who take positions in opposition to the mainstream Queer community’s political agenda, is an old-fashioned morality play in which the heroes are the activists and journalists who “out” such people and the villains are the politicians themselves and the mainstream corporate media which refuse to cover the issue. But the “outers” can also be seen as political enforcers of a liberal-Left orthodoxy that ignores both the political and the sexual diversity of the Queer community.
Censurado video de Cubainformación en You Tube y amenazas de Armando Valladares (tags)
La redacción de Cubainformación ha recibido varios mensajes de usuarios de You Tube, a cuyas cuentas habían subido el video de Cubainformación titulado "Armando Valladares: de falso poeta inválido a especulador empresarial".
Filipinos and allies in New York City to "DETAIN AND DEPORT GLORIA!" (tags)
Progressive Filipinos and allies in New York City will "detain and deport Phil. Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA)" in front of the Philippine Consulate TOMORROW, JUNE 26. The cultural street action, along with speeches and statements from various Filipino and allied organizations will illustrate the criminalization of Filipino im/migrants and serves as an act of protest to GMA's 10-day visit to the U.S. She will be in New York City on June 26-28 to meet with US politicians to ensure continued U.S. military support, and to court investors in a bid to further sell off the natural resources of the Philippines. So the existing colonial puppet-master relationship continues.
US court nixes RP ‘privilege’ over real estate tax debts (tags)
In a legal debacle for Manila, a United States federal court judge has ruled that the Philippines cannot invoke diplomatic privilege so that it would not be compelled to pay $19 million worth of unpaid real estate taxes to the New York City government. The New York City government scored a victory over real estate tax-delinquent states, including the Philippines, India and Mongolia, after US District Judge Jed Rakoff, in a written opinion, ruled in favor of the city. Rakoff’s ruling will force the three countries, which are renting out offices and business establishments housed in diplomatic buildings in New York, to settle their financial obligations to the city’s government. Reports said India owed the city $39.4 million including taxes, while Mongolia has to pay $4.2 million.
Students Close Recruiting Center in New York (tags)
March 14 - 20 Arrested At SDS New York Counter Recruitment Action
Women in US Launch Sustained Protests Against De Facto Martial Law in the Philippines (tags)
GABRIELA Network USA, a Philippine-US women's solidarity mass organization, launches rolling national mobilization that will see daily protest actions in major cities in the US until the Philippine state of national emergency is lifted.
"The People are Boiling with Rage" (tags)
Hurricane Katrina had blown the problems in GW Bush's face that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas. The chaotic emergency relief was also a consequence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation
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.
Antiwar Vets Applauded at NYC Veterans Day Parade (tags)
NEW YORK CITY - A contingent of anti-war veterans marching in the official city Veterans Day parade found a very favorable response from parade-watchers and participants to their message calling for an immediate withdrawal of American soldiers from Iraq. Link to video infra.
Half-Million Marchers Defy N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg to Denounce Bush War and Lies (tags)
Despite threats and intimidation from New York’s Republican Mayor, a record half million protesters marched in New York City against Bush’s war in Iraq and his attacks on civil liberties at home in a disciplined and spirited march past the RNC convention site.
Courts Kill Park Rally Idea, But the Park Rally is On (tags)
Both a New York state court and a federal district court have shot down protest groups’ efforts to win permits for a Central Park demonstration, but in what looks to be a major victory for people power and a slap at Mayor Bloomberg, the Sunday anti-Bush, anti-War rally on the park’s Great Lawn is on, with protesters planning to head there immediately after the march ends.
SOMETHING THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE NEWS (tags)
You too can become a Pioneer (tags)
Hundreds of wealthy Republicans gathered at the President Bush, Dick Cheney, and a host of celebrities gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge here in the first weekend in April, not for a fundraiser but for a celebration of fundraisers. It was billed as an "appreciation weekend," and there was much to appreciate.
$5.15 IS NOT ENOUGH!!! It's Time to Raise the Minimum Wage! (tags)
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Fiddling while Rome burns (tags)
America produces a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, the population has risen by 100 million since 1970 and when an area three times the size of Britain was recently opened up for mining, drilling, logging and road building, no one took much notice. What does the Bush administration do? It ignores all attempts to curb environmental damage. In a major investigation that took him from the Salton Sea in California to Crooked Creek in Florida, Matthew Engel reports on how America is ravaging the planet
I Could Hardly Breathe (tags)
America's most admired woman writes about America's least admired woman (again).
Theft Iraqi Antiquities By Ann Talbot (tags)
The US reluctance to act cannot be explained by any lack of warning. Professional archaeologists and art historians had told the Pentagon of the danger of looting beforehand. Dr. Irving Finkel of the British Museum told Channel 4 that the looting was "entirely predictable and could easily have been stopped."
NOT IN OUR NAME-Days of Resistance Info (tags)
War With No End? Not In Our End
Court Order to the Seattle IMC (tags)
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