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There Goes the Rule of Law (tags)

Trump weaponized and disfigured the rule of law by making the Dept of Justice go after his political opponents and pardoned white collar criminals to show white collar crime does not exist at all. The constitutional state is being replaced by the security state.

Trump & Palestine vs. Genesis, Rashi & The Land of Israel (tags)

This article looks at Trump's recent UN Press Conference

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land (tags)

Judge: Environmental Impact Report of PIMA warehouses must be revisited.

Anti-Mall '16: Buy Back the Farm! / Stop DAPL / Free Peltier (tags)

The winter 2016 Anti-Mall was in solidarity with Stop the Dakota Pipeline and Buy Back the Farm! (and there were multiple ways for guests to support them). Clemency for Leonard Peltier was also promoted. And as always, the Anti-Mall was a chance for shoppers to put their money into the activist-artist community and practice sustainable living (e.g., repairing more and throwing away less).

Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Walden Bello (tags)

Without a doubt, Sanders has captured the imagination of people, especially the millennials, around the world.

Things We Need to Stop Hearing About the ‘Stabbing Intifada’ (tags)

Lévy is considered a founder of the New Philosophy movement and is a leading thinker on religious issues, genocide, and international affairs. His 2013 book, Les Aventures de la vérité—Peinture et philosophie: un récit, explores the historical interplay of philosophy and art. His new play, “Hotel Europe,” which premiered in Sarajevo on June 27, 2014, and in Paris on September 9, is a cry of alarm about the crisis facing the European project and the dream behind it.

How can california deal with this water crisis? (tags)

After 4 years of drought, California is asking what can be done? The answers are coming from an unlikely source

Renowned War Resister Juanita Nelson Slips From Her Body (tags)

Juanita Nelson's first public act of courage occurred on a train from Cleveland to the South when she was put at the Mason Dixon Line into a Jim Crow car. Nearly 8 decades of war tax resistance, sitins at segregated restaurants, organic farming, simple living and peacemaking followed.

New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century, 21 min (tags)

Thomas Piketty is the author of the 2014 bestseller "Capital in the 21st Century."

Propaganda alert: Cameron: 'British air strikes on Syria would be legally justified' (tags)

One wonders how British Prime Minister David Cameron would try to justify his patently criminal statements in front of a war crimes tribunal...

Washington's Dirty Game (tags)

imperialism

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

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

Burgers Boating and BDS (tags)

Its not just campfires and lanyards at the JVP sponsored BDS summer camp

Total opposition - interview with anarchist writer Paul Cudenec (tags)

In an interview with The Vast Minority, writer Paul Cudenec calls for anarchists to unite in "total opposition" to the global capitalist system.

We were wrong to think the environment could wait (tags)

Amy Hall meets outspoken Filipino campaigner Lidy Nacpil, who shares her thoughts on floods, solidarity and ramming home the climate-change message.

Chris Hassett: Queer Activist, Teacher Tells Stories in Music (tags)

San Diego Queer folksinger Chris Hassett released his most recent CD, "This I Promise You," last May. It's a collection of 11 songs, mostly quiet and understated but with country, rock, pop and jazz influences reflecting Hassett's broad musical tastes. Zenger's Newsmagazine interviewed Hassett in late June and discussed the album, as well as gossiping about musicians ranging from Willard Robison to Lady Gaga.

Obama's Profile in Courage (tags)

Say what you will about President Obama's overall record, his recent endorsement of marriage equality for same-sex couples was an act of real political courage. It's not going to help him politically because the states in which it's going to win him more votes are large, cosmopolitan East and West Coast states he was going to carry anyway, while it's going to cost him votes in the South and so-called "swing states." It also dramatically contrasts him with Mitt Romney, who supports amending the U.S. Constitution to abolish marriage equality for same-sex couples.

In Memoriam: Robert Miles Parker, 1939-2012 (tags)

Pioneering San Diego-based Queer artist and photographer Robert Miles Parker also founded Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO), dedicated to preserving San Diego's historic buildings and parks against redevelopment and gentrification. His recent passing in New York, where he had relocated, was memorialized by SOHO.

Marriage Equality Activists Face Trial March 28 (tags)

The Equality 9 — nine members of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) who sat in at the San Diego county clerk's office August 19, 2010 to protest the delay in implementing the federal court decision that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, are facing trial in San Diego County Superior Court March 28. They are asking for people to show up at 8 a.m. for a pre-trial march and rally and to contact San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to urge him to drop the charges.

Sean Wherley: Activist Comedian Laughs Out Proud (tags)

Veteran activist and political staffer Sean Wherley found another outlet a year ago when he took up stand-up comedy and started the Laugh Out Proud shows the second Thursday of every month at Martinis Above Fourth in Hillcrest, San Diego. His monthly shows present Queer and Queer-friendly comedians from San Diego and L.A. — and they're funny!

Occupy Riverside Challenges Indefinite Military Detention (tags)

Friday, December 23, 2011
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Occupy Riverside demonstrated at the offices of Ken Calvert and Barbara Boxer to protest their support of the latest effort to codify the police state.

Obama's `Free Trade' Follies (tags)

The three pending "free trade" agreements portend more unemployment and corporate enrichment. Countries like Argentina have broken with the Washington Consensus (deregulation, privatization and liberalized markets). Argentina is free from the bondage of structural adjustment.

PATRICK McMAHON: Gay Adoptee Recalls His Search for His Birth Parents (tags)

Who am I? Who are my parents? Where did I come from? When, where and how was I born? Most of us take the answers to these questions for granted. But it?s not so easy if you were adopted. Then, as Patrick McMahon n? Shields found out in 1990, the authentic record of his birth was treated as if it were a state secret whose revelation would jeopardize national security. He details the story of his two-year search for his true origins in his new self-published book "Becoming Patrick," an extraordinarily well-written combination of self-discovery memoir, suspense thriller, soap opera and wrenching reunion story.

Parker Jaques: Bisexual, Binary and Proud! (tags)

Parker Jaques isn't the usual sort of interviewee who gets featured in a Queer publication. That's why I wanted to interview him for the cover story in the September 2011 Zenger's Newsmagazine. He doesn't have a traumatic, breast-beating coming-out story to tell. He wasn't Queer-bashed in school because his mother encouraged him to fight back if anyone tried it. He's proud of his identity not only as a Bisexual but as a gender-identified male, and he has such withering contempt for people (like the August 2011 Zenger's cover person, Red) who call themselves "non-binary" -- neither male nor female -- that once we started discussing that subject it was hard to get him to talk about anything else. That's why I call him "Bisexual, Binary and Proud!"

EMDR ? the documentary film (tags)

Interview with filmmaker Michael Burns on his new film EMDR.

Michael Sol: Queer Leatherman Explores Intimacy and Sadism (tags)

Michael Sol, Leatherman extraordinaire and candidate for Mr. Los Angeles Leather this weekend (March 26-27), is giving a demonstration of the Japanese rope bondage art, shibari, at the Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont Street between Terra and Aladdin Restaurants in Hillcrest, Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at an event sponsored by the San Diego League of Gentlemen. In this interview, published in the April 2011 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine, Sol talks extensively about his interests in Leather and so-called "edge play," and the distinction he draws between romantic intimacy and power exchanges. He also discusses the thin line between exercise and martial art, and between consensual S/M and the kinds of torture practiced on unwilling victims in places like Abu Ghraib.

Joshua Napier: Singer, Songwriter, Queer Activist Brings Passion to His Music (tags)

The first thing you’ll notice when you hear Joshua Napier sing is the sheer emotion and passion he projects with his music. Napier sings with an edgy intensity that makes you identify with him and his songs. What’s more, though he’s a political activist and writes topical songs, he has the knack of the best activist songwriters of combining the personal with the political and creating pieces that reflect his beliefs instead of hitting you over the head with them. Napier is equally passionate off-stage. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised by a single mother, he was out as Gay in high school. One of the reasons he came to San Diego was to find an activist community with which he could work. Active as the membership chair of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.), he recently left that group’s board to join the board of Activist San Diego (ASD) because he wanted to work with a group that isn’t just focused on Queer issues. Catch him wherever you can — at fundraisers, coffeehouse gigs or the “Redfest” event of politically aware music he’s planning for this summer.

Making Monsters (tags)

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Socialist Mimi Soltysik’s Pre-Election Message to California Voters (tags)

The Socialist Party USA stands for political activity independent of the two major corporate parties. Socialists believe that capitalism is fundamentally incompatible with democracy and that true democracy can only be achieved with society’s transformation to socialism.

Leftist Sci-Fi Writer China Miéville Comes to San Diego (tags)

China Miéville isn’t exactly your typical multiple award-winning science-fiction writer. He’s also a Left-wing political activist, a member of the British Socialist Workers Party and former candidate for Parliament. Miéville came to San Diego for the July 22-25 Comic-Con, and took a detour for an afternoon question-and-answer session at the San Diego Public Library Sunday afternoon, July 25, during which he discussed his novels — notably his latest, “Kraken,” and his “New Crobuzon” series (“Perdido Street Station,” 2000; “The Scar,” 2001; “Iron Council,” 2002) — his politics and how the Internet has made the already difficult business of making a living from writing even harder.

da visionary report: still room for creative intelligence and our commonalities (tags)

several visionary art(e) peices to share with short comment on the challenge (and hidden gift) of alienation and building fears around so-called armageddon, etc.

Dealing with PSL and ANSWER #2 (tags)

General summation re PSL/ANSWER

Internet revolution in Venezuela and No Going Back (tags)

"There's an Australian journalist and documentary film-maker, John Pilger, who said that, 'What you're seeing is really an unprecedented propaganda campaign that's being waged against the Chavez government' – 

FF: It's a media war – 

KJ: It really is a media war. And I think if you go to Venezuela and see what the media says, this will become clear immediately. You often hear the claim that there is no freedom of speech and so on, but internally in Venezuela there are more than 50 daily newspapers and about 45 of those newspapers support the opposition and are constantly attacking the government everyday – including having front page headlines calling for the military overthrow of the government... Then you have those 4 newspapers that support the Bolivarian process; and then you have one newspaper that, you know, presents itself as being neutral. So, on the level of the print media, the opposition to the government is overwhelmingly dominant... A lot of the television stations are extremely hostile as well. 

The other important aspect to note is that, as a result of the Bolivarian process, you actually have a massive explosion of community media in Venezuela, in particular community radio stations in the Barrios...but also a number of community television stations and other independent media websites and so on. So this is like the first time where a lot of the grassroots groups and Venezuelan poor are actually getting to participate themselves in the production of the their own media; whereas prior to the Chavez government, they didn't have a voice in politics or the media."

Fernando Lopez: Marriage Equality Activist Looks to the Future (tags)

San Diego marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez discusses his own relationship history, his involvement with Marriage Equality USA, the heartbreak of the Proposition 8 defeat and his own critique of the No on 8 strategy, the current Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and his outlook for the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S. A longer version of the interview published in the February-March 2010 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.

Jury Gives Mayor Sheila Dixon a “Go to Jail” Card! (tags)

Baltimore’s Mayor Sheila Dixon was convicted on Dec. 1, 2009, by a jury of her peers, of stealing gift cards, worth about $525, intended for the “poor and needy.” As a result, she will forfeit her office, lose her $83,000 a year pension, and could go to jail. Her crime paled in significance to the massive wrongdoings of the Wall Street Mob, but, the State Prosecutor underscored to the jury: The Mayor was stealing “from the children of Baltimore!”

Noam Chomsky on the Cuban 5 (tags)

Chomsky was interviewed by Radio Havana Cuba on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the arbitrary arrest and detention in Miami of Cubans Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, who after a legally flawed trial in Miami District Court, are incarcerated in US prisons for infiltrating anti-Cuba Miami based groups of terrorists with the aim of defending Cuba against US based terrorism. As Professor Chomsky says in this interview "They weren't criminals. They were heroes". He points out "that the only way to remedy the injustice is to withdraw the charges completely".

Behind the Scenes at San Diego’s Gay Fraternity (tags)

KEVIN KAO, EZRA EVANGELISTA and ARTHUR HUANG probably wouldn’t have joined any other fraternity, but Delta Lambda Phi was different. Not only was it founded 22 years ago specifically for Gay, Bisexual and “Progressive” (Queer-friendly) men, but its members get along and have fun with each other without drinking or hazing.

David Crowe: Canadian Activist Organizes Alternative AIDS Conference (tags)

David Crowe, head of Rethinking AIDS and the Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society in Canada, has been active for over a decade in the alternative AIDS movement, which challenges conventional wisdom and its claim that the cause of AIDS is a single virus and highly toxic antiviral medications are the only legitimate way to treat it. In the first part of a two-part interview, he discusses why HIV antibody test results are ambiguous, HIV has never been proven to exist as a virus and the dangers of the meds. He's organizing an international conference in Oakland in early November where scientists and activists will discuss these ideas and their implications.

Oped News Self-Proclaimed Arbiter of 'Acceptable' Progressive Thought? (tags)

Myself and a number of other long time contributors were banned from Oped News for being too left-of-center.

Obama suckered into one year trap (tags)

Netanyahu gave Obama till the end of the year and then he attacks Iran

A CARNATIONS REVOLUTION IN USA (tags)

The American government doesn't know if it loses the rings or it amputates some fingers. Doesn't it still know that the USA will lose the whole hand?

"Fuel" (review) (tags)

I thought Fuel was very well-made, important, and informative--there's a lot to absorb. I don't agree with every point of view expressed in the film, but I realize the movie has to communicate to diverse people.

Stephen Whitburn: Progressive San Diego City Council Candidate (tags)

Zenger’s-endorsed District 3 City Council candidate STEPHEN WHITBURN is the real deal: an experienced journalist and progressive who’s seen more of the world than San Diego and knows from government in other cities what works and what doesn’t. Don’t be fooled by an opponent who offers nothing but charm, geography and experience at taking orders.

Interview with Cop Watch LA Member Joaquin Cienfuegos for the Affinity Project (tags)

This interview was done in the summer of 2006. Joaquin is currently working with the Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (which at the time of the interview was in the process of being created) and the Guerrilla Chapter of Cop Watch Los Angeles.

Eric Bidwell: "Revolutionary" Mayor for the Rest of Us (tags)

Zenger's Newsmagazine is proud to endorse 25-year-old "revolutionary" candidate Eric Bidwell for Mayor of San Diego.

Mike Copass: Progressive Democrat Takes On Pro-War Incumbent (tags)

Though San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis voted against the original authorization for the war in Iraq, since then she's been a faithful supporter of funding the war and last year crossed party lines to vote for the open-ended, three-year commitment to the occupation pushed by the Bush administration. Mike Copass, scientist and legal consultant, is mounting a grass-roots primary campaign against her with the support of Progressive Democrats of America, who helped Donna Edwards mount a similar challenge in Maryland to a pro-war Democrat.

Villaraigosa and Huizar Renege on Promises to Protect the Southwest Museum (tags)

"Obviously, the Mayor and Council Member Huizar are together with the Autry. My personal opinion is that politics; money; and lobbying, that Autry pays very highly for, have trumped the will of the people of Highland Park and Northeast L.A." -- Nicole Possert, co-chair, Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition

Daniel Watman: Activist Bridges Cultural, Sexual Borders (tags)

Bisexual activist DANIEL WATMAN doesn’t believe in walls — whether they’re the artificial “borders” between countries or the psychological borders between straight and Gay people. His involvements in the Border Meetup Group and the Bisexual Forum are bringing people together in new and unusual ways.

First Openly Gay Young Democrats President Interviewed (tags)

David Hardt, recently elected president of the national Young Democrats and the first openly Gay man to hold that position, came to San Diego December 6 for a Young Stonewall Democrats' fundraiser and did this interview with Zenger's Newsmagazine. He discussed the future of the Democratic party and the Queer presence within it.

Is John Edwards an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)

Millionaire trial lawyer, one time Senator, and former VP hopeful John Edwards, is now seeking the Presidency. Like the rest of the candidates, he seeks to differentiate himself from Bush and even from many in his own Party, as there is a much-deserved disgust with the political rulers in Washington. But is Edwards fundamentally any different the rest of the bosses’ candidates? Can he really represent the interests of working people? The war in Iraq is by far the biggest question on the minds of most U.S. workers. Edwards has presented himself as an “anti-war” candidate, even apologizing for his Senate vote to authorize the war, claiming to have been “misled” by the Bush administration. But let’s not forget the facts: in the march to war, the donkeys marched right alongside the elephants.

High Turnout for "Red Hill" Screening (tags)

"Echo Park became known as Red Hill (as well as Red Gulch, Mt. Moscow, and Lenin’s Hill) in the 1940s because of the large concentration of activists, including communists."

Re: Cindy Sheehan too cowardly yet again to address war for Israel agenda with Chris Matth (tags)

REPORT ON THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Interview of Filipino Activist Intellectual E. SAN JUAN, Jr.

“There is No Apolitical Moment” – An interview with Majority Rules director Michael Burns (tags)

An interview with social justice filmmaker Michael Burns on his new series looking at how young people view democracy.

Reassigned LAPD Cmdr. Gray Gave Orders to Shoot Protesters in 2000 (tags)

Commander Gray, who was reassigned from Central Division, was the individual who gave the order to shoot people with less lethal weapons in October 22, 2000. And, you know, the city wound up paying a little over a million dollars for all the cases that resulted from that.

The Zell[ing] Out of the Baltimore Sun (tags)

Sam Zell, a multibillionaire and “committed Zionist,” will soon gain control of the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and 23 TV stations. Zell, an AIPAC supporter, has promised he won’t interfere with the news sections of any of the media outlets. I think he’s another Mortimer B. Zuckerman of the NY Daily News, who pushed for the Iraqi War. America--prepare for a “Dark Age!”

Kevin Keating's new novel, "Hit the Walls." (tags)

A heads-up on a significant new work of US fiction...

Bush phone transcript (tags)

New Year conversation with Blair

A Case for Impeachment (tags)

When the people marched protesting against war and torture one of the demands was impeachment. Now that the new congress will be installed with a Democrat majority will the people still demand impeachment?

Ilan Pappe on the Israel-Palestine conflict (tags)

Last October, when Prof. Ilan Pappe was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, he was interviewed by Steve Zeltzer for his Labor Video Project cable TV program. This is the audio for the 57 minute program in which Pappe talks about the history of Zionism, the Palestinian Nakba, Israeli-Palestinian labor relations, the need for a one state solution, divestment, and the support of the Israeli public for the Iraq war. You can download or listen to the program by clicking on http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=16276 and scroll down to the bottom right hand corner of the page.

Chossudovsky interview: "Al-Qaeda Is a U.S.-sponsored Intelligence Asset" (tags)

Michel Chossudovsky, author of the international bestseller America's War on Terrorism, personally graced the jam-packed local launch of his latest book held at the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City last June 24. During the launch, he gave a lecture about the imminent danger of a U.S.-made nuclear catastrophe amid the Bush administration's preparations for war with Iran. Joel Garduce of Center for Anti-Imperialist Studies (CAIS) caught up with the director of the Centre for Research in Globalization (CRG) during his short weekend stay in the Philippines and conducted the following interview.

Phoney begs (tags)

To save the world.

Wisconsin Towns Vote for Immediate US Military Withdrawal from Iraq (tags)

by wsws (reposted) On Tuesday, April 4, 32 communities in the state of Wisconsin voted on referenda calling for the immediate withdrawal of all American military forces from Iraq. Of these areas, 24 voted for immediate withdrawal, and eight voted against. In the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, 70 percent voted for immediate withdrawal.

Costa Mesa Police Cheif quits amidst illegal immigration controversy ! (tags)

PD chief denying heat over ordinance was the reason even though timing and previous statements would seem to indicate otherwise.

School Walk Out (tags)

Yesterday at about 9:45 am, at least about 400 or more students walked off campus from Norte Vista High School in Riverside. Other walk outs were happened from so many other campuses too--NOrth High, Arlington High, Poly High, and so on. But--I will detail the path of Norte Vista kids.

Johnny Carson interviews Jim Garrison (tags)

author: remembering the past At the website of the late Col. Fletcher Prouty you can still hear echoes reverberating from Dealey Plaza, in very Lo-Fi streaming audio. Since I could not find a transcript of this famous 1967 television broadcast online to me help clarify some of the garbled details, I set out to produce one, in order to restore and preserve the fidelity of an echo.

my experience substitute teaching during the walk outs (tags)

my experience substitute teaching during the student walk outs protesting anti-immigrant laws.

In the Crosshairs of Preventive War (tags)

March 2006 Update of Bush Pre-emptive War National Security Strategy Targets Iran: An Interview with Preventive Warriors director Michael Burns www.preventivewarriors.com

Heavenly aspirations--a radically critical approach (tags)

a radical's radical approach to what most alleged "radicals" appear to take largely for granted. Comments on New Age-type ideas of heaven and "distancing" oneself from "the ego"/social reality.

America's heart turned black (tags)

a heart turned black

Hitchens on War (tags)

Christopher Hitchens – On Why We Must Win

Important Activist Anderberg: Surviving Controversy (tags)

Important activist Anderberg speaks out on herself. This is required reading because it is about an important activist. The most important activist. Even more important than Sheehan.

Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 3 (tags)

Part 3 of a series. See part 1 at http://la.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/136989.php, and part 2 at http://la.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/137009.php.

OK, LISTEN UP ! (tags)

What a more fitting way to send a message.

U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Campaign Condemns Robertson Terrorist Call (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Threat To Chavez's Life (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Venezuela from below - voice of the rank and file (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Dept. of Defense Town Hall Meeting, 6/29/05: Recruitment ? (tags)

Recruitment question/answers and more......

Thoughts on Chomsky's advice about activism (tags)

Thoughts on building a modern movement...

Words From Gloria Anzaldua (tags)

the cult of anzaldua, not yet formed, is a militant study group that may put thought into action, and translate action back into thought. they may exist to recapitulate the words of anzaldua, or to repeat and reconfigure them incorrectly. you may already be a member.

Baldwin Park (tags)

El PUEBLO unido

They Will Never Stop, We Must Stop Them. (tags)

I think it's important to remember that in the novel 1984, Orwell drew a world where, despite the crushing uniform behavior enforced by the ruling elite, even a remaining avenue of escape; language, was being destroyed. The despotism was unrelenting, ever enclosing and absolute in it's reduction of the individual to an insect. This, I believe is the kernel of the warning given to us by Mr. George Orwell.

The Radical Teen Cheerleaders (tags)

"We're teens, we're cute, we're radical to boot We're angry, we're tough, and we have had enough Are we straight? Are we queer? We're just tired of ignorant fear We're diverse and we're proud, no one's going to keep us down!" -- Radical Teen Cheer

America's Imperial Wizard Visits Canada (tags)

BUSH ANTICS AS STATESMANSHIP

Voting in a Culture of Occupation: An Interview with Derrick Jensen (tags)

One of the things that I want to say about this that I haven't yet said is that a two party dictatorship is much smarter than a one party dictatorship. If you really want to control someone, what you do is you give them the illusion of choice. Then they perceive themselves as being free, and there's nobody more enslaved than the slave who doesn't even know that he or she is enslaved. One of the things the Nazis did...

Whitehouse Civil Rights Report Released (tags)

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released a 180-page draft report: Redefining Rights in America: The Civil Rights Record of the George W. Bush Administration, 2001-2004

Police Man's Cabin Boy (tags)

Anti-Brownshirt Poem

Some of Kerry's biggest fans are in the press (tags)

Actor Mike Farrell on Politics and Hollywood: M*A*S*H Couldn't Be On TV Today (tags)

We now turn to an actor who knows a lot about Hollywood--not only did he he grow up here but he has been very active with the Screen Actors Guild. We are joined by Mike Farrell. Perhaps he is best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the popular TV-series MASH. But Farrell is also known for his social justice activism. In the lead-up to the Iraq war, he was one of a number of actors who very publicly called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis

Bill Cosby's Controversial Remarks (tags)

Bill Cosby was right to demand more black self-reliance. Black "leaders" and liberal apologists for preventable failures destroy more blacks than the Klan.

Behind the Scenes at “Democracy Now!” (tags)

Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Amy Goodman and David Goodman on “Uprising”, KPFK. Produced by Thatcher Collins. Monday, April 19th, 2004 KPFK studios, Los Angeles, CA. Subjects covered: Amy's early academic work, her approach to journalism, coverage of insiders turned dissidents, Mumia, Michael Moore, collectively run media, and sleeping.

Oh, Say Can’t You See? (tags)

According to most polls, about 50% of Americans continue to look favorably upon President Bush. For goodness sake, why?? For the answer, read on.

''We've been vindicated in asking for the 9/11 commission'' (tags)

I think what's scary is that we have announced to the terrorists that there's a nice time to attack us, and that's the month of August when everyone is on vacation and at the transition period when we have a new administration coming in.

Police tactics keep the bloc nonviolent (tags)

i think we're suspecting the wrong people of being involved with the police.

Interview on Labor in Occupied Iraq (tags)

Seven Oaks’ Charles Demers recently sat down with Mr. Bacon at the Canadian Autoworkers hall in New Westminster.

a second march route for 3/20 (tags)

the antiwar movement is enormous and complex.... the March route(s) should reflect this.

Don't Get Mad, Get Even! Interview with a Vegan (tags)

Long story short, I tracked down the Vegan guru herself - Anai Rhoads. What would a Vegan say about all this mad cow insanity? Check it out for yourself...

Anti Defamation League (ADL) #6 (tags)

In its March/April 1990 edition, the West German magazine, “Semite”, self-described as "the independent Jewish magazine", published a blistering expose of ADL Honorary Vice Chairman Edgar Bronfman’s dealing with the now-toppled regime of East German communist dictator, Erich Honecker. The article by Jacob Dachauer , entitled "A Whiskey for the Holocaust", documents how Bronfman used his post as President of the World Jewish Congress to make deals with the Honecker regime on behalf of his Seagrams liquor empire, and is accompanied by a picture of Bronfman receiving the highest state medal of People’s Friendship in Gold from Honecker in October of 1988.

Peace Porridge #36: 24 December 2003 - Juvenile Justice In Iraq (tags)

Things were different before the invasion! Liberation? Hardly! Terrorize? Absolutely! What possible chance is there to bring about peace in Iraq with storm trooper tactics against school children and teachers? The fact that some of these children have chosen Saddam over the soldiers of the US occupational forces must tell you something! It certainly should!

Anti Defamation League (ADL) #4 (tags)

When you begin, when you begin to study the Waco massacre, you will find that David Koresh spent time in Israel, that he and some of his followers were trained by the JDL in infantry tactics, that he attended classes on the Talmud, that he was surrounded by Mossad and ADL agents and JDL personnel.

Anti Defamation League (ADL) #3 (tags)

It is extremely dangerous what I am embarking upon, simply because so many people who have attempted to reveal this history previously have been killed in the process of doing it. I have no fear, and I will finish what I start, or someone will, because it needs to be done. Update : Bill was killed by the Apache County Sherrifs Department during a raid on his home in November of 2001. He is now buried on a hill in Eagar, Arizona.

THE KWISATZ HADERACH (tags)

I know? You know? nah., nope, it couldn’t be. But then, Dennis Kucinich is talking about and has his mind set on resuming a “glorious journey”.

Reportback from LASSO rally Sunday, 11/23 (tags)

A report from the LASSO/UFCW rally this past Sunday at the Pavilions on Olympic and Beverly/Beverwil

We Are Seriously Concerned About the Fate of the State of Israel (tags)

"The best thing now is to convince and create public opinion that will come and say: This is what we want. We want to withdraw from the territories" The Yediot interview, with four former Shabak (Security) heads who sharply spoke out against the way our government handles the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, attracted worldwide attention. Here is Full Translation.

Artists hold Protest at U.K. Tate Gallery (tags)

Artist activists gather in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern art gallery's exhibition of Olaf Eliasson's "The Weather Project" in central London, Tuesday Nov. 18, 2003, to spell out the message 'Bush Go Home Now!' (AP Photo/Johnny Green-PA)

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (tags)

I don't know what I was thinking sending Jeff back into the polluted waters of the so-called mainstream political scene, McNary, having already gone native but I guess I'm just a cruel bastard.

Unspinning Fox News Channel’s Bill O'Reilly (tags)

FOX creates programming for an audience that is angry about Jesse Jackson or reparations for slavery, or are still angry about Bill Clinton, or who think -- like O'Reilly does -- that Hillary Clinton is the most dangerous politician in the country.

Maoist Debate: Free Speech under Socialism (tags)

The following exchange was taken from the 2changetheworld.info website over the question of Freedom of speech after revolution.

Meeting Dean at the Fireside Cafe (tags)

Electing Dean will obviously not solve all or even many of our nation's problems. But, if this kind of civic minded motivation could carry though from households to school boards to state houses, I think we could see some meaningful change.

Toni Smith: Defiance on the Court (tags)

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An Interview with Ernesto Aguilar of the Anarchist People of Color (APOC) (tags)

"....Who were the founders of the APOC? When was it started?"

President Caught In Another Lie. (tags)

This is just one more example of president Bush hiding one lie behind another

Andy Rooney: Going Strong at 82 (tags)

Andy still has it going at 82. Great Stuff! 60 minutes a few weeks back

An American Student: what I believe... (tags)

I believe that Americans are taxed to death, and I don't work an 8-hour job every day, just so the government can hand out my money to crack addicts and freeloaders who will use it to get their fix or squirt out another poverty-raised kid.

My taxes and Homeland Security (tags)

Want to know what types of officers Tom Ridge is training?

Should right-wing shills be banned from IMC? (tags)

LA IMC breakdowns, porn and racist graphics, and pointless insults

Is Rumsfeld stealing Westmoreland's material? (tags)

"Light at the end of the tunnel", "The tide is turning", "We will take the least possible time" is Rumsfeld stealing Westmoreland's material?

Is The U.S. Silencing the Really Free Press? (tags)

The question is: Is the U.S. Government following an active policy of shutting down any outlet contradicting their Lies?

What to do with photos of dead Iraqis on cover of USA Today/NYT? (tags)

After seeing the past few NYT and USA Today cover photos, it doesn't seem that images of death are going to be the force that turns Americans off of this war.

A peer-to-peer -Boycott Utility Tool- (tags)

There's a very nice tool named AntiMafia...

Fight Fascism on the Net (tags)

Fight pro-war activists everywhere on the net.

Message analysis - Focus on Empire (tags)

Empire is a concept that connects many of the reasons to oppose this war in a logical, clear and reasonable way that can make sense to many Americans. Includes links to anti-war for Empire posters (PDFs). For anti-Empire posters: http://lovethepeople.org

Hey anyone remember Inglewood? (tags)

Finnally independant people can hear my story.

Iraq Peace Team Update (tags)

March 21, 2003 Kathy Kelly and Ramzi Kysia in Baghdad with Voices in the Wilderness' Iraq Peace Team. They are there to bear witness with the Iraqi People. Per phone this morning, they communicated this to people at the U.S. Voices in the Wilderness Office.

911 Conspiracy? The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation finally connects the dots (tags)

CBC AIRS PROOF THAT BUSH ADMIN HAWKS WANTED 911 TO HAPPEN!!!!! This was just on the CBC's National News (10:00 -11:00PM EST and 11:00PM-12:00AM EST): "They [the New American Century, a ultra right-wing think tank made up of top Bush admin. officials] wanted the U.S. as a global "constabulary" – their word – unburdened by the United Nations or world opinion, preventing any challenge to U.S. dominance. But, they wrote a year before Sept. 11, such aspirations are unlikely to be realized without "A CATASTROPHIC AND CATALYZING EVENT....LIKE A NEW PEARL HARBOUR."

Rachel Corrie In Her Own Words (tags)

Excerpts from email written by Rachel Corrie who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer today Sunday.

THE HATING OF AMERICA (tags)

"Recently, there has been a thunderous outburst of accusations about "hating America" with lightning strokes crackling towards France and Germany. Some of this storm front rattled into Canada when a member of Parliament, upset over Mr. Bush's relentless demand for war, made the mistake of muttering an aside about hating Americans,..."

HATING AMERICA (tags)

AND WE STILL HATE YOUR DAMNED WAR...

Local Poets' Take On Cutbacks and Outbacks (tags)

Los Angeles poet Julia Stein has had great success marrying activism and writing, so much so that she was sued by Guess Jeans for her efforts when she took part in a special poetry reading to criticize the company's use of sweatshop labor.

your mysterious breakdown..... (tags)

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Letter from a prisoner (tags)

Hello, Here’s another letter from Peter Schnell. He’s supposed to be released to a half-way house this spring! Also, a friend of Peters is interested in Spanish language anarchist and other radical literature. See below:

neighborhood bully (tags)

ramsey clark on american militarism

Letters from a prisoner (tags)

The following letters are from Peter Schnell, one of the Santa Cruz 2. This is being posted with his approval, in hopes that you’ll read his letter and be inspired to write and support him. Writing to prisoners is one of the most gratifying activities I’m involved in because I feel that I’ve made a tangible improvement in someone’s life. If you all have responses to his letters, post them, I’ll send then to Peter.

So Where's the Post? (tags)

Last night I posted an article taken verbatim (including the lead: "Who's a Jew In Congress") from The Jewish Telegraphic Agency JTA.com and it wasn't printed, Why?

Donahue breaks "9-11 Conspiracy" story. TIME TO RAIS HELL ABOUT OTHER MEDIA NOT (tags)

An excerpt from the Donahue interview with, Breitweiser, the widow of the 9-11 victim who is one of the 400 9-11 family members filing suit against Bush for allowing 9-11 to occur. [USE WITH MEDIA HELLRAISING KIT!!]

Transcript of militarized police forum (tags)

In light of recent Bush administration efforts to expand the domestic role of the military, "Declassified Radio" is re-releasing the transcript of a past program on the military's growing influence on domestic policing. This program, initially released in October of 2001, includes material from a September 25, 2001 symposium on militarized policing held at Judson Church in New York City. Speakers included Paul Richmond of the National Lawyer's Guild, "Covert Action Quarterly" writer Frank Morales, and Sam Smith, editor of the "Progressive Review".

LAPD Capt. claims Hollywood is no Inglewood for Transgenders, Gays (tags)

An LA Police Capt. claims in an interview in a Gay/Trans paper that Hollywood cops are cool with queer folk, but some Transgender women recently told your author that the same precint refused to take their complaint of a street robbery, and others complained of vice harassment at their apartment. Read and comment.

Dissent In Pursuit Of Equality, Life, Liberty And Happiness (tags)

Sharon Basco is executive producer of TomPaine.com. Howard Zinn is an historian and author of A People's History of the United States. Sharon Basco interviewed him for TomPaine.com.

KPFK - Good Luck Steven Starr (tags)

Here are a few words from a member of the LAIMC collective for the new General Manager at KPFK.

Anthrax Terror: A Right Wing Milita Gambit (tags)

Some idle speculation that the anthrax is being sent, not from bin Laden, but from our own domestic fundamentalist religious terrorists.

COUP WATCH: NAACP Hearings On Violations of Black & Hispanic Voting Rights (tags)

While the corporate media retained a narrow focus on a very few issues, mostly in Palm Bqeach County, CSPAN broadcast NAACP hearings dealing with widespread violations of minority voting rights. Here’s what one political progressive who watched had to say about what she saw.

Wearing the words across your chest (tags)

Police fear the puppets and the costumes enough to pre-emptively arrest those who create them. But what if we all wore a message?

We need alies. (tags)

stress the loyalty to the movement (tags)

I'm with you. (tags)


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