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Protest Underscores Continuing Privatization of Oregon Schools (tags)

The Oregon Business Association (OBA) held its annual Statesman Dinner on October 17 to honor the Statesman of the Year. The event was fraught with anomalies, not least of which was the fact that the award went to Sue Levin, the Executive Director of Stand for Children Oregon.

Power concedes nothing without a demand (tags)

“The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” — Steven Biko

Human Rights and Racial Justice (tags)

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

Free Troy Davis! There?s No Justice in the Capitalist Courts! (tags)

Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.

The FBI’s War On Democracy --Claude Marks discusses the new film COINTELPRO 101 (tags)

Claude Marks, Director of The Freedom Archives,says "we undertook to make this new film, knowing that no government agent or agency has ever been held accountable for the assassinations of leaders, the destruction of organizations, the imprisonment and political targeting of so many people - people who still remain prisoners of the wars against movements for liberation and self-determination within the US borders."

Visiting A Modern Day Slave Plantation --An Interview With Nancy A. Heitzeg (tags)

My interest in Angola is as both a paradigm of the Southern transformation of plantations into prisons and as a prototype for what we now call the prison industrial complex. Many old plantations in the South became prisons after the Civil War. Angela Y. Davis traces the initial rise of the penitentiary system to the abolition of slavery, writing: “in the immediate aftermath of slavery, the southern states hastened to develop a criminal justice system that could legally restrict the possibilities of freedom for the newly released slaves.”

October 10th – Call for a Pro-LGBT Picket of the White House (tags)

-- Please circulate widely --

6 PM, Saturday, Oct. 10th
Lafayette Park (on H Street just north of the White House)


Many of us watched in disgust this past January as the homophobic Reverend Rick Warren was given an honored place at the inaugural festivities. It was as if a leader of the White Citizens Council had been invited to the White House.

Black Dove Support Network's New Website (tags)

This website is meant to be an online resource for anti-prison organizing and prisoner solidarity work. Here one will find a collection of prisoner news and updates as well as developments on the organizing to abolition prisons. We hope y'all enjoy.

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?

How the Gay Community Got Chicago'd at the Inaugural (tags)

Back in the days of the first Mayor Richard Daley, when an alderman got out of line during a City Council debate, the power on his microphone was unceremoniously cut, whether he had the floor legitimately or not.

Long march to freedom (tags)

[ Like non-whites and women, queers must keep marching on a very long road.] .....

Shouted out Loud and Painted on the Ground: ¡Libertad, Libertad for Mumia Abu-Jamal! (tags)

Wrap-up of Free Mumia demonstration at US Embassy in Mexico

Entre pintas y gritos: Libertad Libertad para Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Resumen de la manifestación por la libertad de Mumia Abu-Jamal en México DF

Block Report Radio interview with Mumia (tags)

POCC: Block Report Radio interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal aired on KPFA Flashpoints program on 7 April 2008 Transcribed by the Partisan Defense Committee, 15 April 2008. The PDC is a class-struggle, non-sectarian legal and social defense organization which champions cases and causes in the interest of the whole of the working people. This purpose is in accordance with the political views of the Spartacist League. Audio Link: http://www.partisandefense.org/media/Mumia-Flashpoints.mp3

tactical offensives from within strategic defensive (tags)

reverse the political inertia

'The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro' (tags)

by Frederick Douglass

Strike the Blow!! John Brown-Revolutionary Abolitionist (tags)

Febraury is Black History Month a time to honor the fighters for black liberation. John Brown was one of the very few white revolutionary black liberation fighters. Let us draw the lessons of his struggles at Harper's Ferry for today's struggles.

“From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” (tags)

UPdated RePort: ....! increasing art-threat level to... *Educationally EnChanTinG*....... ........greetings,.... a lengthy labor of love, sharing a salient, timely,..'associative' Composition on the story of NOW...___________- **** “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” ****..........It appears some Senate Republicans are suspiciously reluctant to investigate this 21st century war. They would relinquish any oversight role, -reviewing the commitment of money, resources and lives, to a foreign entanglement of highly dubious merit, justness, legality and beyond the determination of 'correctness', Illegality- because we are talking about right and wrong , Good OR Bad HERE....Morality.......... .........I believe seperation of powers, checks & balances assign this OverSight function to the Senate, so they become duty-bound by their oath of office to proceed, to simply respect, carry out and honor the law. ...........Besides are they not 'elected' public servants?... and right now almost 2/3rds of America believe the country was misled, deceived, manipulated and spooked with a calculated slick PR campaign to embroil the US into death and destruction, a fiasco and a wrong, the public wants no part of. ...........We say this government is not serving or respecting the People's wishes, and CALLS to demand and an about-face correction should begin to be set in motion !...forthrightly............ ........*arguments, actions, 'positions' a result and concern for narrow self or factional interests? OR a responsibilty to act out of a need to be concerned for the broad National Interest, what is just? and best for the 'whole' ?.............. .........When will we proceed with the creation of the Better World?......... ____________________________ ..things fall apart..the center cannot hold...mere anarchy is.. l o o s e d upON The Word,...The WORLD. The Blood-Dimmed Tide is L O O S E D! ...and Everywhere...the CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE..is DR O w n e d.

How Much More ? (tags)

How Much More Will The American People Endure? Our Mothers (and Thomas Paine) Warned Us About People Like The Disciples Of Strauss

LONDON BOMBERS REVEALED! (tags)

These things can be done, but there has to be support, and a belief that reason will ultimately win this war.

A proud God loving bushite killer confesses all (tags)

A proud God loving bushite killer confesses all http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/please.mp3

God Begs (tags)

I beg you on behalf of myself and God, please! http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/please.mp3

HERO - A bushite killer speaks candidly (tags)

That is a high act of treason. And it's not, "oh well, but maybe it's not true.." No, we have the two documents of question. We have the positions that were offered to the bush administration on behalf of American intelligence. [the N.I.E.] That was their position, the bush administration censored that, re-wrote CRITICAL sentences. Fixed the intel.

Underground Railroad (tags)

Before the Civil War, millions of men, women and children of African descent were held in legal bondage.

The Voting Trap (tags)

Addressing the problems of the United States two party system in response to Bush winning four more years of the Presidency.

Random Thoughts (tags)

ThinkPeaceSpeakPeaceActPeace by VOlunTEer for KUCINICH (tags)

SupPOrT the TroOPS? TrancePORT the TROOPS ! hoME ! Anti - War = Pro - Peace. Do You Promote Peace? ARE You 4 Peace? Did You Protest to Protect? You DO Know There is a PEACE CanDiDate. CAN You Support Peace by Supporting the Only Peace CanDiDate with a PEACE Plan? Respect the Troops Who Are Stuck There. HONOR Those Who Have Been Wounded and TRY to Heal the Families Grieving for their Loved, LOST by Demanding A Cease and Desist on the Archaic Ritual of KiLLing in THIS, the 21st Century!

SupPOrT the TroOPS? TrancePORT the TROOPS ! hoME ! (tags)

Anti - War = Pro - Peace. Do You Promote Peace? ARE You 4 Peace? Did You Protest to Protect? You DO Know There is a PEACE CanDiDate. CAN You Support Peace by Supporting the Only Peace CanDiDate with a PEACE Plan? Respect the Troops Who Are Stuck There. HONOR Those Who Have Been Wounded and TRY to Heal the Families Grieving for their Loved, LOST by Demanding A Cease and Desist on the Archaic Ritual of KiLLing in THIS, the 21st Century!

“FIRST” strike on IRAQ- DAY OF ACTION!! (tags)

SHUT EM DOWN!!

A New America (tags)

The peace protestors inspire hope in a nation that seemed headed for its own destruction.

January 18: A Call to Arms (tags)

TO STOP THE WAR, REVOLUTION IS THE ONLY PATH

All out for OCTOBER 22nd Day of Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)

The call and regional logistics.

(R)EVOLUTIONARY CRISIS (tags)

an essay on the necessity of direct action

POLICE BRUTALITY DID NOT DIE ON SEPT 11TH (tags)

The following post is for the October 22nd coalition that is planning demonstrations against police brutality in cities across the U.S. Check the new call and contacts in your area.

S-25 Show Taco Bell What Democracy Looks Like! (tags)

S-25 Shut Down Taco Bell corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA

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