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Sanctions Are Like Bombs (tags)
Venezuela is one of 41 states that depend on external food assistance to avert a humanitarian crisis. The US government is copying its blockade policy against Cuba. There is hardly any criticism of US sanctions. Six million, 60% of the population, are sustained by the food program.
The challenges of building a united resistance in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)
Three decades after the People Power revolution ended the bloody regime of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, Asia’s oldest republic is at a crossroads. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines in June 2016, he has led an extrajudicial killing campaign that has taken over 12,000 lives. Officially cloaked as an anti-crime policy, his “war against drugs” has nevertheless failed to address the genuine roots of the country’s narcotics crisis. It has instead only worsened the situation by victimizing the urban poor at a staggering rate.
U.S. Proxy War Update, Syria (tags)
[Photo: Syrian L-39 Albatros. One was shot down by U.S. armed, trained, & financed Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Qaeda) forces on December 26, 2017 using a man-portable air-defense system. The U.S. proxy jihadists captured the pilot, slit his throat, and shot him twice in the head. Like ISIS, who are almost identical ideologically and were a split from their forces, Jabhat al-Nusra posted their barbarity online to brag of it.]
PHILIPPINES: Call for a National Conference Against Dictatorship (tags)
Since he assumed office, President Rodrigo Duterte has still failed to fulfill his promise to “provide for those who have little”: Workers still continue to receive low wages and experience job insecurity because he has failed to fulfill his vow to end contractualization.
Philippine President Duterte: A fascist original (tags)
'Like the anti-Marcos resistance 4 decades back, the only certainty members of the anti-fascist front can count on is that they’re doing the right thing. And that, for some, is a certainty worth dying for'
The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda (tags)
The New York Times' First Profile of Hitler: His Anti-Semitism Is Not as "Genuine or Violent" as It Sounds (1922) http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/the-new-york-times-first-profile-of-hilter.html —The New York Times published its first profile, and explained his demagoguery away. The article, titled "New Popular Idol Rises in Bavaria," begins with several alarming subheadings: "Hitler credited with extraordinary powers of swaying crowds to his will," "forms gray-shirted army... They obey orders implicitly," "Leader a reactionary," "Anti-Red and Anti-Semitic." It then goes on to undermine these charges.
Austerity Against Democracy, 40 pp (tags)
How much state does the social market economy need? What lessons should be drawn from the 2008 financial meltdown? What happens to trust when financiers are above the law?
Obama Rejects Fighting Terrorism (tags)
The Latest NYT Propaganda Piece on Syria (tags)
Venezuela Reveals New Evidence Against Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez (tags)
US Dark Forces Stoke Violence and Instability in Latin America (tags)
Tsipras Banishing Ministers Opposing His Sellout (tags)
Attempted US Color Revolution in Armenia? (tags)
Ecuadorean Dark Forces Behind Attempted Coup Plot (tags)
US-Attempted Color Revolution in Ecuador? (tags)
Washington Created the Islamic State (ISIS) (tags)
San Diego State University defeats BDS (tags)
BDS resolutions continue to fail nationwide on college campuses
Putin Bashing Crowd in Overdrive Over Nemtsov illing (tags)
Nemtsov Murdeer: Anti-Putin False Flag! (tags)
Caracas Mayor Part of US Coup Plot (tags)
Venezuela Foils Obama's Coup Plot (tags)
US Orchestrated Coup Plot in Venezuela? (tags)
No Breakthroughs in Syrian Peace Talks (tags)
Organized labor unites in opposition to BDS (tags)
California Teamsters Issue scathing letter in opposition to BDS
Putin's Annual Marathon Press Conference Tour De Force (tags)
Former Ukrainian Parliamentarian Exposes Kiev Ruthlessness (tags)
Sham Bahraini Elections (tags)
US & EU 'govt' & 'news' media Aleppo war propaganda debunked as criminal legal nihilism (tags)
The entire spectrum of US & EU government propaganda machine pointedly avoids the self evident fact that Hezbollah, and the Syrian and Iranian governments are the only axis of any kind of actual resistance across the Middle East to the legal nihilism of Genocidal US & EU ‘governments’.
Anti-Assad Extremists and Obama Plan Coordinated Attacks on Syria (tags)
Navi Pillay: US Imperial Tool (tags)
Beware of Monotones! (tags)
There are voices beyond the monotone, nuances from the side of writers, scholars and economic experts.. Every war and conflict needs a narrative that defines good and evil, that classifies, simplifies and serves interests.
Obama's Dirty Hands Manipulating Venezuelan Violence (tags)
Ukraine: US-Orchestrated Coup d'Etat (tags)
Unconditional Surrender in Ukraine (tags)
Constructing "Venezuela" protests: a photo gallery (tags)
There is no flabby pretense of “objectivity” on the part of the international media when it comes to Venezuela. That country poses a stark threat to the hegemonic order, characterized these days by tame Latin American states, emerging from US-backed military dictatorships, now gamely accepting neoliberal economic policies like good little boys and girls.
Syrian Opposition Regime Change Plans (tags)
Street Violence in Venezuela (tags)
Syrian Peace Talks Resume (tags)
Washington's Dirty Game (tags)
Syria Peace Talks: Rocky Start (tags)
Western Manipulated Violence in Ukraine (tags)
Shaky Syrian Peace Talks (tags)
Constitutional Despotism in Egypt (tags)
Talking Peace, Waging Wa (tags)
Making War, Not Peace, in Syria (tags)
Bolivarianism Triumphs (tags)
Venezuelan Municipal Elections (tags)
Orange Revolution 2.0? (tags)
Corporate power grab of Trans-Pacific Partnership clearer, but opposition building (tags)
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is crammed with corporate giveaways, confirmed by WikiLeaks publishing the intellectual property chapter.
Anti-Assad Committed Atrocities (tags)
Syrian Insurgents Battle Each Other (tags)
Obama Making More Enemies Than Friends (tags)
Whither Obama? (tags)
Global Opposition to Attacking Syria (tags)
War on Syria Looms (tags)
Russia Bashing Redux (tags)
Mission Creep Toward Full-Scale War on Syria (tags)
Washington v. Venezuela (tags)
Venezuelans Vote (tags)
Attacking Venezuela's Democratic Process (tags)
Destabilizing Venezuela: Longstanding US Policy (tags)
How Obama Chose War Over Peace in Syria (tags)
With Syria on the brink of national genocide, outside nations have only two options: help reverse the catastrophe or plunge this torn nation deeper into the abyss. Countries can either work towards a peaceful political solution or they can continue to pour money, guns, and fighters into the country to ensure a steady gushing into the bloodbath.
Washington Supports Venezuelan Opposition (tags)
Mid-April Venezuelan Presidential Elections Scheduled (tags)
Obama Wades Deeper Into Syria’s Morass (tags)
The recent announcement that the United States would increase its “non lethal” military aid to Syria’s rebels shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Some speculated that Obama — having been repeatedly proved wrong about the Syria government’s stability — would leave Syria in silent humiliation.
Chavez Shows Clinical Improvement (tags)
FAIR v. Scoundrel Media Misreporting on Venezuela (tags)
Anti-Chavez Media War Rages (tags)
Bolivaranism in Venezuela (tags)
Syria's Liberating Struggle Continues (tags)
The Shortwave Report 12/14/12 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, China Radio International, and NHK World Radio Japan.
America and Israel Wage War on Humanity (tags)
Navigating Egypt’s Revolutionary Crisis (tags)
As chaos again envelopes Egypt, the revolution is evolving in new directions, along contradictory and confusing channels. It’s tempting to immediately support the “opposition” to the Muslim Brotherhood’s apparent “power grab,” but the situation in Egypt is more complex. The recent events in Egypt are not simply signs of a healthy revolution, they include immediate dangers.
Venezuelans Vote Again (tags)
Bahrain Cracks Down on Freedom (tags)
Syrian Opposition Unity Deal (tags)
Obama's Post-Election Militancy (tags)
Overreach: America's Imperial Waterloo? (tags)
Beware Post-Elections (tags)
Inciting Unrest in Venezuela (tags)
Chavez Opposition Disintegrating (tags)
Syria's Divided Opposition (tags)
Assad Resignation first Step to Peace and Democracy in Syria (tags)
Akbayan Party strongly condemns the continued violence and terror perpetrated by Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian government forces against Syrian citizens who have long demanded democracy and freedom from Assad’s authoritarian leadership. The Assad regime’s aggressive crackdown on pro-democracy forces has emboldened elements within the opposition to respond in a similarly destructive manner and has left Syria in a virtual state of civil war.
The Syrian revolt enters a new phase (tags)
The armed segments of the revolution appear to be inflicting blows on sections of the security apparatus and taking over major cities: the revolution is turning a corner. Robert Fisk reports that a crucial dynamic now is the fracturing of an alliance between the Sunni middle class and the Alawite regime, signalled by the spread of the revolt to Aleppo. And defections from the state-capitalist power bloc continue. Indeed, Juan Cole has suggested that such divisions must run deep in the Syrian state for the opposition to be capable of planting a bomb that can kill a senior minister.
Syria: Assad regime close to over amid rising violence (tags)
The 50-year rule of the Ba’ath Party in Syria looks to be effectively over.
Washington's Plan B for Syria (tags)
Reclaiming America: In Opposition to this State of Police (tags)
The funds do not exist in America to continue to pay for a racist, oppressive police force.
Mexico elects PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto president: What's next for Mexican-US relations? (tags)
With more than 80 percent of the votes counted from Sunday's elections, Mexico's federal election institute put Pena Nieto of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party in the lead, winning 37 percent of the country's votes. Leftist candidate Andres Lopez Obrador gained 32 percent of the votes, and ruling party candidate Josefina Vasquez Mota trailed with 25 percent.
Failure in Geneva (tags)
The Winds of War (tags)
US Belligerency Risks Global War (tags)
Friends of Syria Declare War on Assad (tags)
What's Next in Syria? (tags)
Washington Admits Aiding Syrian Opposition (tags)
BTL:US Soldier's Murder of 16 Afghan Civilians Provokes Growing Opposition Toward American (tags)
Interview with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of the Voices for Creative Nonviolence, conducted by Scott Harris
Filipino Women March against US Military Expansion in the Philippines and the Pacific (tags)
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2012, we, Filipino women declare in strongest terms possible, our opposition not only to increased presence but to U.S. military presence per se on Philippine soil.
NATO Intervening in Syria (tags)
Putin Wins (tags)
Lies, Damn Lies and Major Media Scoundrel Journalism (tags)
Queer Democrats Split in 51st Congressional District Race (tags)
For the second month in a row, the San Diego Democrats for EqualIty refused to endorse a progressive Latina for Congress. This time they were unable to come to a consensus whether to support Denise Moreno Ducheny or Juan Vargas in the 51st Congressional District, currently represented by mayoral candidate Bob Filner, despite Vargas's opposition to marriage equality and his abandonment of previous support for single-payer health care.
Escalating Syrian Tensions (tags)
New Syria Resolution: Better but Still Flawed (tags)
Protesting Internet Censorship (tags)
Spoiling for a Fight with Syria and Iran (tags)
Illegitimate Egyptian Elections (tags)
Rwanda in Peril, Ingabire and Ntaganda Behind Bars (tags)
The broadest context of this story is resource war for the mineral and fuel resources require to sustain advanced weapons manufacture and war. I keep reporting the details, but that is the broad context of ongoing repression and peril in Rwanda, and the ongoing holocaust in D.R. Congo.
Destabilizing Syria (tags)
In Saakashvili's Georgia, the Bloom Is Off the Rose (tags)
Remember Saddam Hussain? (tags)
"The capture of numerous British military and intelligence operatives—six SAS men and an MI5 agent—by rebel forces in Benghazi made clear that the powers that be are already hard at work to this end. It has since been revealed by the Daily Mail that ministers have approved “a presence on the ground” of the SAS and MI6, who “will link up with Special Forces already in Libya to provide protection and give informal military advice to the Libyan opposition.”
Unverified Misreporting on Libya (tags)
Libya: Is Washington Pushing for Civil War to Justify a US-NATO Military Intervention? (tags)
“There is now talk about a “humanitarian intervention” in Libya, similar to Yugoslavia and Iraq. A “no-fly zone” over Libya has been mentioned, as has NATO military intervention. The aims behind such statements are not humanitarian, but are intended to justify foreign interference, which could potentially lead to an invasion. Should this come to fruition, Libya would become an occupied country. Its resources would be plundered and its assets privatized and controlled by foreign corporations as in the case of Iraq. Today, in Libya and the Arab World the ghosts of Omar Mukhtar and Saladin are still very much alive and active. Getting rid of Gaddafi and his sons alone is not the solution. The entire corrupt system of governance in Libya and the culture of political corruption must be dismantled. At the same time, however, foreign interference or domination should also not be allowed to take root in Libya. If the Libyan people are mobilized and steadfast, they can fight such schemes.”
Strikes, workers’ protests spread throughout Egypt (tags)
“According to a detailed account published by Al Ahram, the dictator had intended to step down but was persuaded by his wife and son Gamal not to. When this threatened to provoke a further upsurge in the revolutionary movement, the military stepped in and seized power to try to maintain control over the situation. Notably, none of the official middle class “opposition” parties—including the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed ElBaradei’s National Association for Change—has condemned the military’s threats against the working class. Striving to maintain illusions in the role of the army, these forces have urged an end to the demonstrations and strikes. ElBaradei and his colleagues are now preparing to enter the military regime. Britain’s Foreign Minister William Hague said yesterday that Egypt’s Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq told him that the current government would be reshuffled to include opposition figures by next week. While the successful elevation of these “opposition” forces would open up opportunities for the individuals involved, for the Egyptian working class it would signify no more than providing a civilian fig-leaf for the military government.”
'The Egyptian Revolution enters a new stage' and more (tags)
"The struggle that is now unfolding in Egypt will be of a protracted character. The responsibility of revolutionary Marxists is to develop among workers, as they pass through colossal political experiences, an understanding of the necessity for an independent struggle for power. The revolutionary Marxists must counsel workers against all illusions that their democratic aspirations can be achieved under the aegis of bourgeois parties. They must expose ruthlessly the false promises of the political representatives of the capitalist class. They must encourage the creation of independent organs of workers’ power which can become, as the political struggle intensifies, the basis for the transfer of power to the working class. They must explain that the realization of the workers’ essential democratic demands is inseparable from the implementation of socialist policies. Above all, revolutionary Marxists must raise the political horizons of Egyptian workers beyond the borders of their own country. They must explain that the struggles that are now unfolding in Egypt are inextricably linked to an emerging global process of world socialist revolution, and that the victory of the revolution in Egypt requires not a national, but an international strategy. After all, the fight against the Mubarak-Suleiman regime and the Egyptian ruling class is, in the final analysis, a struggle against the entire Arab bourgeoisie, the Zionist regime in Israel and American and European imperialism."
Who is the Real Opposition in Egypt? (tags)
The revolution in Egypt erupted like all revolutions do, from the bottom up. It was unemployment and high food prices that propelled working and poor people into action. Now, the media reports that the "opposition” in Egypt is a group of well-to-do folks who have very little in common with the poor of Egypt. This top down takeover of the revolution is being engineered with the support of the U.S. and European nations, the same allies of the dictatorship that lasted three decades. If this elite group of Egyptians manages to gain power, they'll soon find themselves confronted with the real opposition of Egypt, the overwhelming majority of working and poor people.
Message from the opposition in Tahrir - Updates by phone from Waleed Al Musharaf in Tahrir (tags)
(Cairo, February 1, 2011, 9:00pm) The opposition leaders just met and want to release the following messages to the media and the demonstrators.
Why Obama Fears Democracy in Egypt (tags)
Raising Lazarus from the dead would be easier than reviving the Egyptian President. So Obama is on to plan B. And as it turns out, plan B looks a lot like the status-quo, minus a change of face. The new face is a man handpicked by the U.S., Mohamed ElBaradei, a UN bureaucrat who hasn't lived in Egypt in decades and is virtually unknown by the Egyptian people. Placing ElBaradei in power will take behind the scenes political maneuvering combined with military repression, a plan that will collide with the revolutionary demands of the people.
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: Log Cabin Republicans Arguments - "handwaving" (tags)
In their opposition to the Motion to Intervene, the Log Cabin Republicans failed to do the obvious - produce the Certificate of the October 2010 Judgment. Of significance also is the lack of opposition to the intervention by the US Department of Justice, and the ongoing refusal of the US District Court to produce the Certificate.
Salam Fayyad: Israel's Man in Palestine (tags)
UAW: Reform or rebellion? (tags)
"History shows that every gain won by American workers was the result of militant struggles in opposition to the corporate establishment and both big business parties. The very right to have a union, as well as the eight-hour day, child labor laws, overtime pay, health benefits, etc. was won in often bloody struggles against the violent resistance of the employers and the government. Whenever the Democrats, under the threat of revolution, conceded concessions to workers’ demands, they did so to smother the social movement so they could claw back the workers’ gains at a later point."
Venezuela Votes (tags)
Chavez wins a parliamentary majority
THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND THE POWER OF THE MEDIA IN BRAZIL (tags)
Press creates war climate in Brazil.
Not Heard on Grace Aaron/Ian Masters, Free Speech Radio KPFK (tags)
The Ann Arbor Socialist Equality Party Congress Presents: The Breakdown of Capitalism and the fight for Socialism in the United States: Program of the Socialist Equality Party
COMMUNE: A Film (tags)
Venezuela: Coup and Countercoup, Revolution (tags)
"But the coup resistance grew to millions of people, flooding the areas surrounding the presidential palace, and the presidential guard, still loyal to Chavez, moved to retake the palace. Word of the resistance reached military barracks throughout the country, and one in Maracay, outside of Caracas, acted quickly to locate and rescue Chavez and return him to the presidential palace.??By the early morning hours of April 14, Chavez had returned, brought back by the will and power of the Venezuelan people and the loyal armed forces.??These events changed Venezuela forever and awoke the consciousness of many who had underestimated the importance and vulnerability of their Revolution."
Rwandan opposition party leaders remain in Rwanda, despite threats of arrest and assassina (tags)
Rwandan opposition party leaders remain in Rwanda, despite threats of arrest and assassination. Spain's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos has announced that the EU will send an Election Observer Mission to witness the campaign and August polls.
Rwandan opposition threatened by ruling RPF (tags)
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and the ruling RPF Party have been preventing opposition candidates from registering and fielding candidates in Rwanda's August 2010 presidential election and their excuse is always genocide, the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. But, leading opposition candidate Victoire Ingabiré Umuhoza disputes the history of the 1994 genocide, at great risk.
Arroyo's Plan to Consolidate Power (tags)
We condemn the US-Arroyo regime's devious declaration to dismantle "private armies" in the country when in truth this only aims to strengthen loyal private armies which it can benefit from and to dismantle those of the opposition's, thus consolidating its hold on power and giving itself greater leverage in the coming national elections. The most notorious of private armies in Mindanao are those which delivered, through terrorism, the much needed votes in the last two national elections, which won Arroyo a six-year term. The biggest of which is that of the Ampatuan warlord.
BRAZIL-USA: A NEW CENTURY OF DANGEROUS AND EXPLOSIVE RELATIONSHIPS (tags)
It is always difficult to say to who the future belongs.
Guinea: Bloody Repression Marks Independence (tags)
Today opposition and labor protesters descended from the main boulevards of the city to the national stadium ("Stade du 28 Septembre"), but were met with a ban order, lines of troops, live fire, and rumors that the military is disappearing captives and bodies of the dead. As many as 80 bodies have been rumored to have been laid out in the stadium itself. If anything like the events of 2007 reoccur, the military would be willing to continue this crackdown for weeks or even months.
The drumbeat of fear mongering propaganda continues: What are State and the Pentagon plan (tags)
"The AUC were a phenomenon that was changed by drug-smuggling....so they looked for cultivation and smuggling zones, so this is what permeated the [border] zone, including today [the phenomenon] is still present in [Venezulean border state] Tachira with [paramilitary group] the Black Eagles." Venezuelan journalist Alberto Nolia, analysing the interview, said, "Its clear the Colombian government was completely involved in the conspiracy...Garcia has linked the government of Uribe with the paramilitaries and with drug smuggling."
Honduran coup has been far from bloodless (tags)
"Women protesters can face worse. On Aug. 14, a young mother was grabbed by police while participating nonviolently in a large protest. They separated her from male detainees and drove her out of town, where four officers of the National Police raped her and then raped her again with a baton. Rapes while in custody, assassinations and disappearances that are terrorizing Hondurans remain largely unreported in the U.S. press. On July 11, for example, Roger Ivan Bados, a longtime trade unionist and activist in the opposition party Union Democrática, was forcibly removed from his home and killed. Others who participate in demonstrations or other activities have been kidnapped, then found dead."
Obama vs Insurance:Pillow fights (tags)
Obama and the health insurance companies are pillow fighting. Ready to concede, the Democrats are already saying the ya-hoo attended townhalls have stopped them from passing through legislation, what about the townhalls against the war(s)? This fight is stopping because it never really was meant to win. Just another pillow fight with big business. The media wants us to believe that there is some sort of mass movement out there that is opposed to any sort of health care that is not run by the private sector.
BTL:Venezuela Transfers Private Radio Licenses to Community Media Groups (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Protest of Schwarzeneggar's Budget Cuts (tags)
July 31, 2009 LOS ANGELES -- About 25 people gathered in front of Governor Schwarzeneggar's downtown office to voice their opposition to the budget cuts.
BTL:Though Suppressed, Iran Election Protesters Not Defeated (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Color Revolutions, Old and New (tags)
Imperial America's ugly agenda
Reality Check for Employee Free Choice Act Supporters -- Specter to Oppose Act (tags)
Arlen Specter tells business group head that he will oppose Employee Free Choice Act.
Between the Minutes: Scenes from a KPFA board meeting (tags)
There's an authoritarian left, and there's a democratic left. KPFA's Local Station Board is where the twain meet, but not always in good faith.
PHILIPPINE POLITICS HEATS UP FOR MAY 2010 ELECTIONS (tags)
The political in-fighting among the reactionary political formations are bound to sharpen as the US-Arroyo ruling clique tries to consolidate its forces and probably rig the May 2010 elections as in 2004. With the Arroyo ruling clique at the top, three political formations are gearing up for the 2010 Presidential elections. These are the Kabalikat ng Mamamayang Pilipino (KAMPI) of the fake president Arroyo, the Lakas-NUCD of ex-president Ramos and the Nationalist People's Coalition of the old Marcos crony Eduardo Cojuangco.
CORY SEEKS ESTRADA'S FORGIVENESS FOR EDSA 2 (tags)
For the first time since the coup d’etat of 2001, former President Corazon Aquino, during the book launching of ousted Speaker Jose de Venecia (JdV), yesterday publicly apologized to former President Joseph Estrada for her role in the elite-led Edsa ll revolt which saw the toppling of Estrada and his government.
Project Chanology Shows How It's Done (tags)
Project Chanology was launched edarly this year and already the the collective has become well respected around the world with favorable as well as idiotic news coverage within the increasingly obsolete mainstream media. Chanology shows the world the coming thing in Internet-based anonymous organization of citizens for the opposition of organized crime and unethical corporations.
AJLPP SUPPORTS DEC 12 MASS ACTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
Today, in commemoration of International Human Rights Day all over the world the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States and the Filipino American community also strongly and militantly supports the mass actions on December 12th against the charter change in the Philippines. We stand in solidarity with stalwarts of the opposition and all the progressive lawmakers for standing up against tyrant puppet of the US Imperialist Gloria Arroyo and her cohorts who wanted to change the charter by unlawful means.
Media Response to Venezuelan elections (tags)
one-sided and inaccurate as usual
GMA Impeachment Defeated, 42-8 (tags)
This what their “democracy” looks like. Again, the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) through its National Coordinator Mario Santos vehemently condemns in the highest terms the GMA controlled House of Representatives led by well known GMA puppets Legman, Defensor, Villarosa and others in a massive show of tyranny in numbers, crushed the impeachment attempt by voting down the minority opposition by a vote of 42-8. Santos further said: “Again, they showed us what bourgeois democracy means in a semi feudal and semi colonial country. That they can do what they like as long as they have the majority and they do not care about the rights of the minority and what is right and wrong.
US Government Report Undermines Zimbabwe Opposition’s Claim of Independence Filed under: (tags)
The US government had a hand in formulating the policy platform of the Tsvangirai faction of the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, and funded community-based newsletters to create a platform to persuade Zimbabweans to accept Washington’s point of view, according to a US government report
Democrats push for quick adoption of Bush plan to bail out Wall Street (tags)
Where is the common ground between the libertarian and socialist perspective in opposing the GW Bush 700 billion for billionaires bailout? Why did Democrats bite into GW's fishhook by accepting this theft of taxpayer dollars to support irresponsible and criminal banking corporations??
OPPOSITION BET MAYOR BINAY BLASTS GMA IN LA VISIT (tags)
Presumptive presidential candidate for the President of the Philippines. Makati Ciy mayor Jejomar Binay held a press conference at Bahay Kubo restaurant in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles, yesterday, August 27,2008. Addressing a jam packed hall with Filipino community leaders from all over California, Mayor Jojo Binay lambasted the failed policies of current Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his capacity as the PDP-Laban president and the United Opposition (UNO), He is reportedly supported by former President Joseph “Erap”Estrada.
Corporate Media Bash New Chavez New Enabling Law Decrees (tags)
Corporate media denigrate Venezuelan democracy.
Negative Image: Robert Mugabe through the Lens of Western Propaganda (tags)
If you ever wondered how you came to know what you know about Zimbabwe, here is your chance to find out.
INDUSTRIAL AGRIBUSINESS OPPONENTS OF PROP 2 WAGE CAMPAIGN AGAINST STOPPING ANIMAL CRUELTY (tags)
Campaign finance reports show opposition money comes from factory farmers with history of animal cruelty abuses and consumer fraud
Boyle Heights Residents Come out to oppose move (tags)
Over 600 families, residents of the Wyvernwood Community in Boyle Heights, will gather today to voice their opposition to plans to demolish all 1178 units in the historic development and replace them with 4,400, primarily luxury units.
SuperCorridor Defeat? Don't Bet On It (tags)
The scheme remains on track.
Italy defends move to patrol streets with soldiers (tags)
Italy defends move to patrol streets with soldiers
Canada's Opposition Votes to Grant Asylum to US War Resisters (tags)
Note that this is non-binding ...
ROUGH SAILING FOR THE VETERANS EQUITY BILL IN CONGRESS? (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the alliance of veterans groups and advocates through its Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia expressed dismay over the failure of Democratic Party Speaker Nancy Pelosi to present to the floor of the house HR 760 or the Veterans Equity Bill before the memorial day weekend. JFAV learned from different sources that the reason for the untimely delay was the strong opposition from the “ blue dog” democrats. The blue dogs are the fiscally conservative democrats in the congress. The fear is that they might vote with the conservative Republicans against the equity bill.. ‘
Plan Colombia Heads for Mexico (tags)
Call it NAFTA on steroids.
Disgust in Senate Dist. 23 with Both Candidates, Levine and Pavley, Goes Off Scale (tags)
To replace a great senator in California History, Sheila Kuehl, voters have a choice of two sleaze bags that both belong in Orange County.
Grow Them Young, Pay Them Well - anti-Chavistas, That Is (tags)
Who said crime doesn't pay? Read on.
Bolivia: An acid test (tags)
The conspiracy to divide Bolivia must be denounced
Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part II (tags)
Part II of Hallward's superb book on Haiti.
Malacañang ‘open’ to Jocjoc extradition (tags)
Malacañang said it supports the continuation of the investigation of the P728-million fertilizer scam and the extradition of the former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante, who remains detained in a US prison. “Of course, the President is open for the investigation of Jocjoc Bolante. We have nothing to hide,” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Sergio Apostol said Sunday.
Ron Paul and the Left (tags)
A Slippery Slope?
Bolivia: Drastic action needed (tags)
In Bolivia, poverty and inequality are on the increase because the government has not been able to implement its National Development Plan. A report drawn up by the Planning Ministry in Bolivia and an arm of the United Nations, the UNFPA, came to the following conclusion: "There is social and economic inequality in the country due to a lack of government policies to bridge the gaps and these inequalities will increase as time passes." The figures say it all. Poverty affects 6 out of 10 Bolivians, while 4 out of 10 live in extreme poverty. The situation is getting worse each year because the annual growth rate of the population is 200,000, but 174,000 of these will live in poverty. While the bourgeoisie plays with hunger strikes to gain so-called Autonomy, some 15,000 children die each year from hunger or hunger related diseases. On the same day that the UN report appeared, it was announced that annual economic growth had fallen from 4.5% in 2006 to 3.8% in 2007. At the same time inflation has risen to 12% mainly due to the rising cost of foodstuffs. Here are two examples. In 6 months a kilo of rice in Santa Cruz had doubled in price from 4 Bolivianos to 8. Gas bottles used for cooking had risen from 25Bs to 50Bs, but it was still hard to find any because most are being exported to Peru where they will sell for up to 125Bs. So business does not worry if Bolivians have no gas to cook with as long as they make a profit.
Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)
Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.
Ex-Italian President: Intel Agencies Know 9/11 An Inside Job! (tags)
Man who set up Operation Gladio tells Italy's largest newspaper attacks were run by CIA, Mossad.
Venezuela: The referendum defeat - What does it mean? (tags)
At about 1am, after a long delay, the Venezuelan National Electoral Commission announced the results of the referendum on constitutional reform. The proposals for constitutional change were defeated by the narrowest of margins, with 4,504,354 votes against, (50.70%) and 4,379,392, (49.29%) for the YES. Soon afterwards, president Chávez was on the television accepting the results. He said that the proposed reforms had not been approved "for now", but that he would continue to struggle to build socialism. The result, as could be expected, was greeted with jubilation by the right wing opposition and all the reactionary forces. For the first time in almost a decade they have secured a victory. There were scenes of jubilation in the well-off middle class areas of Caracas. "At last we have shown that Chavez can be defeated! At last the slide towards communism has been stopped! At last we have given the rabble a lesson!" The joy of the reactionaries is both premature and exaggerated. A glance at the results shows that the voting strength of the opposition has barely increased. If you compare these results (after 88% of the votes had been counted) with the 2006 presidential elections, the opposition has only increased about 100,000 votes, but Chávez lost 2.8 million. These votes did not go to the opposition but rather to abstention. This means that support for the counter-revolution has not significantly increased from its highest point one year ago. How the bourgeoisie "informs" public opinion
Hundreds of thousands of students march for Chavez and "yes" in the referendum (tags)
They came in their tens of thousands, in their hundreds of thousands. They came from schools, from colleges, from universities, from teachers' unions and trade unions, and from the Social Missions concerned with education. They came in their red shirts with different names but all saying the same thing, Si in the referendum. Here in Venezuela learning is on the order of the day. Everyone is studying in one way or another, everyone is a student, so they came in all ages. We gathered in the Plaza de Venezuela and as each minute passed we grew in numbers. In all parts of the gathering crowd there were sound systems belting out different rhythms and people were dancing, singing and shouting slogans. It was a carnival atmosphere with a serious message. The small group of students also dressed in red but with No placards quickly disappeared after having been confronted by revolutionary students shouting "No pasaran", they shall not pass. We moved off chanting slogans such as "Eduacion Primero para el hijo del obrero; Educacion después para el hijo del burgues" (Firstly, the children of workers should be educated and only then the children of the bourgeoisie), "Obreros y Estudiantes, Unidos en Combate" (Workers and Students united in Struggle) and very importantly "Alerta, Alerta, Alerta Camarada, Que ya esta Preparada la Resistencia Armada" (Watch out Comrades, Armed Resistance is Ready). As the slogans were shouted red flags were being waved.
Venezuela: the counter-revolution raises its head (tags)
In Venezuela the forces of the counterrevolution are engaged in an all-out offensive against Chavez and the Revolution. Right-wing students stage armed provocations on the campuses and the streets. The bourgeois media, nationally and internationally, are whipping up a campaign of hysteria against "tyranny" and "dictatorship". US imperialism, with the help of Juan Carlos and the Spanish bourgeoisie, is striving to isolate Venezuela and create an anti-revolutionary bloc in Latin America, based on Brazil and Colombia, Chile and Argentina. As on previous occasions - the coup of 2002, the bosses' lockout, the recall referendum and the elections of 2005 and 2006, the reactionaries are using the slogan of supposed "defence of democracy" as a means of mobilizing the counterrevolutionary forces, creating a climate of fear and instability in order to prepare the ground for a right-wing coup. In the present battle who is opposed to the reform of the Constitution? Fedecamara, that is, the landlords, bankers and capitalists, the Episcopal Conference, representing the reactionary hierarchy of the Church, the right-wing media and imperialism. On the other side of the barricades are the workers and peasants, the poor and dispossessed, the revolutionary youth and the progressive intelligentsia: in other words, all the living forces of Venezuelan society. Why does the ruling class hate the constitutional reform? They say it is because Chavez wishes to introduce a dictatorship, to be a President elected for life and so on. But the reformed constitution does not concede such powers or anything like them. It merely removes the restriction on standing for President more than twice. In Europe there is no such limitation. Sarkozy and Merkel can stand as often as they like. So can Gordon Brown. And in any case, the reformed constitution only allows Chavez to stand for election. It will be up to the people whether they elect him or not.
Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.
Our Man in Islamabad (tags)
Washington support for second Musharraf coup.
Venezuela: Reforms take away what is gained through the struggle (tags)
*This is the editorial of the latest edition of El Libertario(Venezuela, #51, November 2007, now available -in spanish- in www.nodo50.org/ellibertario) in which this mouthpiece of Venezuelan Anarchism set outs its position with regard to the Constitutional Reforms which the current Government seeks to impose on this country.
Venezuela: another coupe in the works? (tags)
On Monday, November 5th, the campaign for the constitutional reform referendum in Venezuela was stepped up with the call by retired general Baduel for a NO vote. General Baduel was a close collaborator of Chávez and remained loyal to him during the April 2002 military coup which briefly ousted him. In July of this year he resigned from his position as Defence Minister and retired from active military office. His attacks on the constitutional reform are part of a concerted campaign by the ruling class to prevent it from being approved in a referendum which will take place on December 2nd. The amendments to the 1999 Venezuelan revolution were announced by Chávez after his election victory in December 2006 with the stated aim of bringing the Constitution into line with "Socialism of the 21st century". They were then formally proposed by Chávez in July, discussed throughout the country and passed with a whole series of modifications and additions by the National Assembly on November 2nd.
Rumblings in the depths of the UAW (tags)
They still prevail but the contract rejections at Chrysler shook the UAW bureaucracy and the employers and are a glimpse of what is to come. And many of the new hires will likely be in the forefront of it.
The Hidden Scheme behind Bush's Guantanamo Bay? (tags)
The next phase in this coup d'etat of America is perhaps Bush's present promotion of a nuclear war on Iran and his threats of an escalation into a 3rd.world war!
Free speach under attack: Craig Murray's web site has been shut down (tags)
Craig Murray, the outspoken former British Ambassador in Uzbekistan has had his web site, http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/ taken down by it's UK host, Fasthosts, http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/
Homeland Security Head Michael Chertoff says Security requires sacrifice (tags)
They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security - Benjamin Franklin
37th Anniversary Chicano Moratorium (tags)
National Chicano Moratorium Committee holds 37th Annual Commemoration with march and rally
Vote Green in 37th CD Special Election August 21st (tags)
Green Party candidate Daniel Brezenoff in August 21st CD Special Election
For a United Anti-War Movement (tags)
The world situation is characterized by extreme political, economic, social, and military instability. Humanity has entered an unprecedented period of wars, revolutions, and counter-revolutions. This is at root a reflection of the crisis of the world capitalist system, with the crisis of U.S. capitalism at its center. Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and the relentless pursuit of profits. This leads to vicious competition between rival capitalists for control of the world's natural resources, markets and labor. Under capitalism, national governments negotiate trade deals, use diplomatic pressure, and often resort to military force to defend the interests of "their" country's corporations.
The Philippine Midterm Elections, an indictment vs. Mrs. Arroyo (tags)
Manila-- The circus that is the recent Philippine midterm elections was an indictment of how Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo "won" her presidency in the last 2004 elections and punctuated her government's acute isolation from the Filipino masses. The 12-0 illusion of Arroyo's Team Unity administration coalition delivered for the people more violence and systematic fraud. The regime's fraud machinery in Mindanao (the hocus-pocus site of the 2004 presidential elections in favor of Arroyo) was apparently exposed in how the recent elections were conducted most especially in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, where bribe money, patronage politics were the rules of the game, ably presided by fraud operators and protectors sitting in the highest echelons in Comelec at the national and local levels.
The Philippine Midterm Elections, an indictment vs. Mrs. Arroyo (tags)
The circus that is the recent Philippine midterm elections was an indictment of how Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo "won" her presidency in the last 2004 elections and punctuated her government's acute isolation from the Filipino masses. The 12-0 illusion of Arroyo's Team Unity administration coalition delivered for the people more violence and systematic fraud. The regime's fraud machinery in Mindanao (the hocus-pocus site of the 2004 presidential elections in favor of Arroyo) was apparently exposed in how the recent elections were conducted most especially in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, where bribe money, patronage politics were the rules of the game, ably presided by fraud operators and protectors sitting in the highest echelons in Comelec at the national and local levels
Build a United Anti-War Movement (tags)
After weeks of political show-boating, the Democrats have voted to continue the war in Iraq. Without even the fig leaf of a time line for a partial withdrawal, they have appropriated over $100 billion more public dollars to continue the occupation of Iraq, condemning thousands more Americans and Iraqis to death and dismemberment. This is another $100 billion that will not be used to create jobs, provide health care, or build schools and affordable housing. The total spent on the war now totals over $556 billion. Even the richest nation on earth cannot afford this policy of “guns before butter” forever. Bush is completely discredited, with little popular support and virtually none of his infamous “political capital”. And still the Democrats caved on the one issue that has galvanized the entire country, the one issue that propelled them to Congressional power in the mid-term elections. The message in November was crystal clear: “end the war now!”
SC junks rebellion raps vs Beltran, ‘Batasan 5’ (tags)
Rebellion charges against six legislators identified with leftist groups were thrown out by the Supreme Court yesterday in what the opposition described as a defeat for President Arroyo’s administration. The court ruled that state prosecutors did not have probable cause to file charges against Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran and the group dubbed as the “Batasan 5,” who were accused of plotting a coup against Mrs. Arroyo last year along with military rebels and opposition politicians.
GOOD BYE, CINDY SHEEHAN (tags)
Protest Poll Fraud near PICC (tags)
Thousands braved strong rains and rallied this afternoon near the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), where the national canvassing of votes is being held, to protest what was described as "the Arroyo administration's orchestrated cheating" in the recently-concluded senatorial and local elections.
Bring on the clowns (tags)
We need a laugh
PHILIPPINES: ON ELECTION DAY , GMA CHEATING MACHINE OPERATES (tags)
- The US-Arroyo Regime's Commission on Elections (Comelec) asked the two television networks ABS-CBN and GMA7 to stop the quick counts as they were “unauthorized.” The US-Arroyo regime was greatly alarmed that the quick count reports shpwed the opposition and the progressive party-list groups like GABRIELA and ANAKPAWIS are leading the exit polls and the quick count and are trashing the administration candidates all over the nation. The exit polls disprove the admisntration early "trending " results and spin that they will win hands down in Visayas and Mindanao. The quick count form the media oulets also confirmed the survey conducted by poll agencies like PULSE ASIA and the SWS that the opposition are heavily winning in all areas. At the press time, the Geneuine Opposition (G0) is winning by 8 spots and most of its candiates for senators are within the winning column of 12. While the most rabid GMA supporters like Mike Defensor and Chavi Singson are far, far behind.
Lost Directions (tags)
The USA is that way! The most servile government in Australian history achieved a new ‘personal best’ in bootlicking today. Yesterday's parliament question time witnessed the Minister of Defence, Brendan (studs) Nelson and the Foreign Minister, Alexander (cream puff) Downer bending over forwards in preparation for Cheney’s visit. Astounding as it may seem to most Australians these two lackeys were attempting to score political points by extolling the virtues of neo-colonial subservience to the United States!
John Howard: Profile of a Coward (tags)
The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, has managed to gain some international attention after his hysterical attack on presidential candidate, Barack Obama. The seasoned Australian politician knowingly stated that a victory for Obama OR the Democrats would be a victory for al-Qaeda, “I mean, if I we're running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and pray as many times as possible for a victory not only for Obama but also for the Democrats”.
Australian PM criticises Barak Obama (tags)
John Howard, known internationally as a Bush lackey, shameless coward, racist and abandoner of Australian citizens in trouble, today levelled a criticism at U.S. Presidential candidate, Barak Obama. The ‘aluminium tubing’ Prime Minister stated that Obama’s Iraq policy would “completely destabilise and destroy Iraq”. Howard seems ‘completely’ oblivious to the FACT that his participation in the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq has ALREADY COMPLETELY DESTABILISED AND DESTROYED Iraq!
Gays demonstrate at Vatican for civil unions - Sat Jan 13 (tags)
Members of gay and lesbian associations hold flowers as they demonstrate on St. Peter's square at the Vatican January 13, 2007 in Rome. The groups, which converged on the square in memory of an activist who killed himself there nine years ago, demonstrated against Pope Benedict XVI's latest speech on PACS, Italy's proposed social agreement for unmarried couples.
Photos - Tens of thousands of troops deployed ahead of Bangladesh polls (tags)
Bangladeshi police beat leaders and activists of the 14-party opposition alliance during clashes in Dhaka
Photos - Anti-Putin rally in Moscow (tags)
December 17, 2006
Reuters Pictures of the Year 2006 - Political World (tags)
Victor Ruiz Caballero, Benoit Tessier, Jiro Ose
Puppet leadership in Western ‘Democracies’ (tags)
Corporate power and rulership in western societies is complete, governments either conform to corporate dictates or are quickly replaced by compliant political alternatives. The management of information via the monopolised mass media and the complete domination of the economy maintain and sustain corporate supremacy. The masses suffer increased subjection (debt slavery) and vulnerability (limited options) as a result of decreased representation by governments. Corporate rule has reduced the real status of the public to servility and subservience, not dissimilar to the ancient Roman model of kept house-slaves. The belief that Roman slaves were constantly maltreated is based on erroneous images (whipped galley-slaves) that Hollywood and the entertainment industry have popularised. Ancient Roman slaves lived in basic but tolerable conditions, similar (in relative terms) to the servile masses of today.
Revolutionary Forces in the Philippine Condemns Arroyo-De Venecia blackmail (tags)
The revolutionary forces in the Philippines today condemned Gloria Arroyo and her cohorts in the House of Representatives for what the revolutionaries calls "an obvious blackmail to desperately push by any means a self-serving Arroyo constitution."
THE GMA CHARTER CHANGE EXPRESS : ON THE ROLL! (tags)
The GMA Charter Change Express is on the Roll! The House of Representatives amended Tuesday evening its own rules governing constitutional amendments to implement the administration’s plan to revise the Constitution. According to news sources; voting 161-25, the House adopted in a plenary session a motion filed by Deputy Majority Floor Leader Arthur Defensor that would pave the way for a speedy approval of Charter change resolutions. The majority bloc plans to file two resolutions -- one seeking to convene Congress to propose constitutional amendments or revisions and the other containing proposed specific changes to the Charter.
The Spirit of Resistance in Mexico City (tags)
Opposition in the Mexico City streets against electoral fraud and decades of abuse and injustice
Philippines: Statement on the charge of rebellion (tags)
It is our patriotic duty to defend the area of freedom that people’s power had carved out in the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship. The best way to defend freedom is to exercise it. Responsible citizens cannot watch in silence as the minions of Mrs. Arroyo make a mockery of our democratic rights.
PHILIPPINES: Resist Arroyo’s “mad dog” campaign to cripple the political opposition! (tags)
The Department of Interior and Local Government’s “preventive suspension” of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay and his entire city council based on flimsy administrative charges marks the height of the Arroyo government’s “mad dog” campaign to cripple the political opposition by all means.
FCC Destroys Report (tags)
FCC Destroyed Report Favorable to Local Television Ownership Groups Fighting Against Media Consolidation React to News
Young Jews stage "Die-in" (tags)
A group of young American Jews staged a "Die In" on Tuesday August 1, 2006 at South Station in downtown Boston to demonstrate their opposition to recent actions by the Israeli government in Lebanon and Gaza.
Democratic Party leaders rally behind pro-war Senator Lieberman (tags)
Three-term US Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 2000 and a candidate for the party’s presidential nomination in 2004, is trailing in his bid for renomination in the August 8 Democratic primary in Connecticut. A poll published July 20 showed a four-point lead for Lieberman’s challenger, multi-millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, whose campaign is fueled mainly by anger over the war in Iraq.
Cops Riot, Minutemen Cheer (tags)
Police violence erupted in Hollywood today as a crowd of anti-Minutemen protesters and innocent bystanders were caught in the midst of a spontaneous police riot.
Spain to Negotiate With Basque Separatists (tags)
Pesante-USA reprinted the story about Spain's peace talks with ETA. Meanwhile in the Philippines, the US-Arroyo regime sabotaged the peace negotiaitons and conducted large scale counter -insurgency operations against the NPA. While in Spain, In a politically risky move aimed at ending Europe's last armed conflict, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced Thursday that he would open peace talks with ETA, the outlawed Basque guerrilla organization. The talks follow ETA's declaration in March of a "permanent" cease-fire in the group's four-decade fight for independence. Together, the developments represent what many here believe to be the best chance in years for a lasting peace.
Outpatient commitment extension bill AB 2357 to be heard in Senate Appropriations June 26 (tags)
Join the CNMHC and other advocates at the State Capitol on June 26th, as we speak out in opposition to involuntary outpatient commitment extension bill AB 2357.
Failed Solidarity: The ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT in Haiti (tags)
The most prominent international labor organizations active in Haiti, the ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT, working to support and strengthen labor unions that agitated for the ousting of Haiti’s democratically elected government, have simultaneously refused to condemn the massive layoffs and persecution of public sector workers and trade unionists committed by its illegally-imposed successor.
Virtual America (tags)
What’s real? Death and mayhem in Iraq. What’s not real? American democracy, the Constitution, the Congress and the president for starters.
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.
4/10/06 and 5/1/06 National Student Demonstrations (tags)
Populist #23 (tags)
On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers, continued
Democrats, Like Cheney, Are Shooting Their Own (tags)
Cheney can’t tell a quail from a Republican, which may be understandable from an intellectual point of view, but the Democratic Party’s killing off of progressive Congressional candidates is something more treacherous: suicide.
Rice That Saves Lives? (tags)
This Rice Can Save Lives & Cure Blindness. Why Do People Protest It?
BTL:After Opposition Parties Boycott Vote, Hugo Chavez Wins Total Control of... (tags)
...Venezuela's Parliament ~ Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist living in Caracas, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
What Democracy, Exactly, Are We Exporting? Let's Hope It's Not Ours (tags)
Long ago, the US stopped making things, and that was it for exporting stuff like TVs, cars, etc. Then America starting outsourcing services, so instead of exporting things like accounting or customer service, we import them. Now Bush says we’re exporting democracy, but if we don’t practice it at home, how can we hope to do that either?
Vegetarians Between Meals: This War Cannot Be Stopped by a Loyal Opposition (tags)
The refrain of the Democrats about being misled into supporting the invasion of Iraq has become really tired. And someone other than the White House smearmongers needs to say it: The Democrats cannot be allowed to use faulty intelligence as a crutch to hold up their unforgivable support for the Iraq invasion.
BTL:Mother of Slain U.S. Soldier Describes Her Grief and Opposition to Iraq War (tags)
Interview with Dolores Kesterson, mother of Army chief warrant officer Erik Kesterson killed in Iraq Nov. 15, 2003, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
preliminary comments re Venezuela (tags)
included are some preliminary comments concerning Venezuela
What Opposition Party? (tags)
The leading lights of the Democratic Party are hiding in the shadows on virtually every important issue, avoiding taking progressive stands on anything of consequence. Handed every conceivable opening by a corrupt and incompetent ruling party, they are refusing to offer an alternative. Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave.
Hey, Joe: An Open Letter to Joe Turner and SOS (tags)
Joe Turner of "Save our State" has a "new" strategy." One that will lead to the same old tragedy, based as it is on the premises of ethnic cleansing and a resort to Storm Trooper style violence. More below.
London Calling (tags)
Let's Look at the facts.
America against Washington (tags)
The Organization of American States rejected the US proposal. The "principle of non-intervention" was affirmed, not "supervision of democracy."
Ex-army chief wins Lebanon vote (tags)
Lebanon's former army commander and his allies have handed other opposition groups a surprising defeat in parliamentary elections
Whigged Out: The Democrats Have Become a Vestigial Opposition (tags)
They’ll stand tall on small stuff like judicial nominees or a UN ambassador appointment, but when it’s an issue of substance—funding for the war, a pro-lender bankruptcy bill, or the PATRIOT Act, the Democrats are all compromise or cave-in. Where’s the opposition? ----------------
Save Section 8! No To S.771 (tags)
Save Section 8!
US/EU coup in Kyrgyzstan (tags)
Continuing the process of "regime change" against countries with governments not fully subservient to the US/EU, a coup was launched yesterday in the former Soviet Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. It is believed that the president was about to evict the US "anti-terror" military base there.
Counter-Military Recruitment Action in SFValley (tags)
MEChA National Action taking place this weekend in the San Fernando Valley. Hundreds of students and community residents will converge and voice their opposition to the militarization of school campuses.
Biggest Opposition Demo Swears to Break Syria's Stranglehold and Lahoud's Regime (tags)
Lebanon's opposition staged the biggest show of force in the nation's modern history from slain ex-Premier Rafik Hariri's graveside Monday, taking a thunderous oath to break Syria's ruthless stranglehold and tear apart President Lahoud's police state of "secret service phantoms." Between 1.5 and 2 million opposition activists converged on Beirut's downtown Martyrs Square and surrounding neighborhoods to mark the lapse of one month on Hariri's assassination. They shouted slogans demanding the resignation of all security commanders in Lebanon because of dereliction of duty in stopping the assassination.
Yes, the Democrats are Neo-Cons too! (tags)
So, you think the Democrats and John Kerry were a good choice to oppose George W. Bush and the war policies of the neo-cons? Guess again.
Beirut Protesters Back on Streets to Pressure Syria (tags)
BEIRUT - Hundreds of protesters waving Lebanese flags returned to central Beirut on Tuesday to demand Syria quit Lebanon after the toppling of the Syrian-backed government by what the media called "people power."
Anti-Syrian Protesters Fill Beirut Streets (tags)
Thousands of Anti-Syrian Protesters Fill Beirut's Streets Ahead of Key Debate in Parliament Feb. 28, 2005 - Defying a ban on protests, about 10,000 people demonstrated against Syrian interference in Lebanon on Monday, shortly before parliament was to debate a motion of confidence in the pro-Syrian government.
The Peace Movement Needs to Be More Militant, But Don't Write Off the Democrats Entirely (tags)
It was a mistake for the peace movement to give Kerry a pass during the campaign, and it needs to correct that error by becoming much more militant now. But that doesn't mean wholesale rejection of the Democratic Party.
Hundreds of Thousands rally in Beirut against Syria one week after Hariri murder (tags)
BEIRUT - Thousands of Lebanese massed on the Beirut seafront chanting "Syria out" as pressure mounted on the government and its backers in Damascus a week after the killing of ex-prime minister Rafiq Hariri.
former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri 'Hama Rules' (tags)
NY TIMES:About two weeks ago, a friend of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri stopped by my office to update me on Lebanon and pass on a message from Mr. Hariri, whom I have known since reporting from Beirut in the late 1970's. The message was that the Lebanese opposition to the Syrian occupation was getting united - inspired both by the example of Iraq and by the growing excesses of the Syrian occupation. Mr. Hariri, his friend said, was planning to use the coming Lebanese parliamentary elections, and a hoped-for victory by the opposition front, to send a real message to the Syrians: It's time for you to go.
Lebanese Vent Wrath on Syria at Hariri's Funeral (tags)
February 16, 2005 Reuters BEIRUT - At least 150,000 Lebanese turned the funeral of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri on Wednesday into an outpouring of public anger against Syria, blamed by opposition leaders for the bomb that killed him.
911 and the Society of the Spectacle (tags)
Loughrey argues the progressive community is unknowingly trapped in a matrix.
The Phony Social Security Crisis (tags)
Bush's Phony Social Security Crisis Gains National Attention!
The Whole Democratic Leadership Should Be Sacked Immediately (tags)
While the pro-corporate leadership of the Democratic Party was busy blowing the US presidential election, they were taking millions from the State Department to join the Republican Party in helping to undermine the government of the Ukraine and—presumably—offering their demonstrab ly inept campaign expertise to Ukraine’s democratic opposition.
Double Standard on Exit Polling and Voter Fraud (tags)
Why is President Bush telling the Ukranian government to hold off on certifying its presidential election results until questions of fraud are resolved? Because exit polls showed the opposition to have won, not the incumbant party’s candidate. Sound familiar?
Hollywood Anti-Occupation Protest 11/11/04 (tags)
About 300 protestors assembled at Hollywod and Highland to display their opposition to the mass murder being committed in Fallujah by U.S. troops. Below: Licensed to Kill
Westwood Anti-Occupation Demonstration Pictures - Part 1 of 2 (tags)
Despite the one-day notice, about 400-500 people turned out to protest the day after the start of the second U.S. attack on the people of Fallujah. Mysteriously, two tanks arrived and were immediately surrounded by chanting demonstrators.
Venezuela's election: defeat for opposition, advance for the Bolivarian movement (tags)
Gay McCarthyism - ''Feel the (Heterophobic) Hate'' (tags)
[To Paul Krugman]: While Googling around the web recently, I stumbled across your Sept. 3 Op-Ed piece on the Republican convention, “Feel the Hate.” I’m not interested in getting into a discussion of what was said about Senator Kerry. But I would like to talk about why Sheri Dew should not have been included in the list of speakers you accused of hate speech. More importantly, I’d like to use this as a case study of the McCarthyesque tactics employed by the gay press.
"We do not boast of our victory": Hugo Chavez (tags)
"I am not the most important. What is central is a humanist project, an alternative to capitalism, a concept, an experience and a new dream that will increase in honor and dignity.. The world has many reasons to doubt declarations of the US government.."
What Democracy Looks Like (tags)
The Republican National Convention, Voting, and The War on Terror
Venezuela's Chavez Wins Recall Vote: CNE Announces Results (tags)
The people chose Chavez: the opposition failed to obtain more votes that those who wanted Chavez to stay. The "no" option obtained 4,991,483 votes representing 58.25%. The "yes" option obtained 3,576,517 votes, representing 41.74%.
Attention California Shoppers (tags)
I need money to go to Boston to be part of the organizing effort re:protesting the corporatization of the world at the DNC, going on the 276 mile peace march between conventions, and being with Eco Bloc at the RNC in NYC Aug.30-Sept.4. The earth and all sentient beings thank you for being sane, and supporting my willingness to participate.
Massive Bolivarian march launches referendum battle (tags)
Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution
Stop Imperailsit interference in Venezuela-Without signatures there should be no Referend (tags)
Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution
Washington and the opposition are behind the terrorist plot against Chavez (tags)
solidarity with Venezuela
The Carter Center, OAS and the Recall Referendum in Venezuela (tags)
Solidarity with Venezuela
debunking the media lies about president Aristide (tags)
by Justin Felux the necklacing lie is going the round again in the New York Times and American Spectator
Lebanese student protesters clash with police over Syrian army presence (tags)
BEIRUT - Lebanese students clashed Friday with security forces during protests against Syria's military presence in their country which their hero, exiled general Michel Aoun, tried but failed to end 15 years ago.
The revolution in Venezuela is in Danger ! (tags)
Chavez Calls Bush 'Asshole' (tags)
Over 100,000 Venezuelans march to protest againt the role of U.S. imperialism in their country.
HANDS OFF VENEZUELA ! (tags)
Venezuelan Revolution must advance towards socialism in order to defeat reaction (tags)
Haiti-there is no solution under Capitalism! (tags)
STOP THE COUP IN HAITI! (tags)
The counter-revolutionary thugs who have named themselves, the "Haitian National Revolutionary Liberation Front" are directed by commanders like Guy Philippe - a U.S.-trained former Haitian soldier who has attempted at least three coups in the last four years. Commander Louis Jodel Chamblain, the #2 ranked leader of the notorious CIA-backed FRAPH death squads that terrorized Haiti in the 1990s. Chamblain was convicted in both the assassination of Antoine Izmery, a pro-democracy businessman in 1993, and the 1994 Raboteau massacre of innocent civilians. These are the so-called "rebels" the press lauds as leading the "rebellion" in Haiti. What we are witnessing is a U.S. backed coup against the twice democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Haiti-Which way forward against Imperialism? (tags)
congresswoman Maxine waters on the haiti coup (tags)
claims US is coup plotting yet again
BTL:U.S.-Backed Opposition Parties Launch Armed Rebellion in Attempt to... (tags)
...Oust Haitian President Interview with Kim Ives, Haiti Progres editor, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Mad at W (tags)
Why didn't he just outbid Saddam so we could invade with UN approval. You know ol' Bubba would have just taken Chirac out for a night of whoring and it all would have been cool!
Talking Points -- The Speech (tags)
The speech was characterized by serious omissions, denials, and lies.
Resistance to occupation will grow (by Latuff) (tags)
"Now that Saddam is no longer a bogeyman to scare the people with, trade union and other mass opposition is likely to increase, complementing and coalescing with the armed opposition."
The Fascism is getting harder to hide. And harder to fight. (tags)
Found this morons diatribe on DU and thought I'd post it here so all the liberal and anarchist wingnuts would have something to jerk -off to. Don't say I never did anything for you. Idiots.
More Radical, Less Extreme: From Weatherman to the ELF (tags)
Violence is not the issue. I don’t think it ever was. Not back in the day when the Weather Underground blew up toilets in the Capitol Building and not today as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) flips out over SUVs and condominiums. Revolution isn’t a leather-jacket tactic radicals adopt – it is a transformation of the whole society made by millions. It can be violent, but it’s not about violence. And it’s definitely not, as the old saying goes, a dinner party.
Oil Companies Protected from Investigation (tags)
Bush Orders Oil Companies Protected From Investigation! A Licence To Loot
Are "anarcho"-capitalists really Anarchists? (tags)
Because "anarcho"-capitalists embrace capitalism and reject socialism, they cannot be considered anarchists or part of the anarchist tradition.
Wide Right (tags)
George W. Bush is doing for his Party what the Kremlin did for theirs...
Opposition coalition takes shape in Colombia (tags)
A new opposition coalition challenges the hard-line regime of President Alvaro Uribe for its devastating economic policies and systematic violations of freedoms. A general strike has been called for August 12th.
Opposition Rally in Venezuela (tags)
Opposition has once again reared its head in Venezuela
Japan OKs Bill Sending Troops to Iraq (tags)
Military planners are reportedly considering sending a contingent of up to 1,000 combat engineers and other troops for transport and construction duties.
Murdoch's Extended Reach (tags)
We should be worried once again about Rupert Murdoch. For unless swift action is taken, Murdoch--and the conservative political causes he supports--will soon become an even more powerful presence in the United States and the world
Venezuela- the revolution faced with sabotage (tags)
Are "anarcho"-capitalists really Anarchists? NO. They are really sham artists who are the lowest form of entrepreneur. They are worse than HONEST anarchists....if there is such a thing.
In the sudden aftermath of the war, folks might find the following uplifting. It's taken from a longer talk given by Steven Miller, a high school teacher, at a LRNA forum in San Francisco on April 18.
Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld give Ahmed Chalabi Iraq (tags)
OUTSIDE NASIRIYAH, Iraq. April 13 -- The Pentagon has ordered U.S. forces here to quickly deploy a U.S.-sponsored opposition militia to Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, American and Iraqi exile sources said today.
U.S. White Nationalists Prepare for the Permanent Control of Iraq (tags)
This article provides information on Ahmed Chalabi, the U.S. puppet who is positioned to be the next leader of Iraq. Chalabi is a thief and the darling of the neo white nationalists (Cheney, Rumsfeld, Perle, Wolfowitz, Kristol, etc.) who currently control the U.S. government.
RW: Now That the War Is Going On... (tags)
Total war: resistance, humanitarian aid and the media (tags)
2003 is a year to live dangerously: of crimes against humanity and of heroic resistance; it is a time to reject the war and to extend our solidarity with the Iraqi people in this their moment of truth.
Politicians attempts to liquidate anti-war movements (tags)
Their opposition to anger is a reflection of the bourgeois fear that anger is contagious and will lead to the awakening of a class that has, it must be said, a good deal to be angry about.
Tie a Black Ribbon! (tags)
Tie a Black Ribbon in OPPOSITION to Bush but in SUPPORT of our troops and in THANKS to those who have truly died for our freedoms.
GORE REPEATS THAT SADDAM MUST GO (tags)
GORE REPEATS THAT SADDAM MUST GO. U.S. Vice President Al Gore told Iraqi opposition leaders that Saddam Husseyn "must be removed from power,"
US, British forces report gains in south; Iraqi minister denies opposition group's claim o (tags)
Article from Jordan Times...via Al Jazeerah web site
RW: The Challenge Ahead: We Must Stop This War (tags)
Decolonize America (tags)
The war is not the responsibility of Bush alone, but deeply rooted in the capitalist-colonial nature of the US system.
Millions stop work as anti-war protests sweep Europe and beyond (tags)
"backers of Washington's hard line like Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and Australian Prime Minister John Howard are defying hostile public opinion.... On the other side of the globe, Howard was hounded by anti-war protesters who hurled eggs and tomatoes at his car...
A note for conservatives who visit this site (tags)
In Case y'all can read, here's the way you're supposed to talk, but never do, including Bush.
German conservative opposition leader Angela Merkel (tags)
German conservative opposition leader Angela Merkel visits US
Actor Oscar Action (tags)
"Plainly For Peace" Citizens for World Peace is calling on all Academy Awards Ceremony participants who oppose a war on Iraq to dress "Plainly for Peace" (jeans, t-shirts, tennies) on Oscar night, March 23, 2003.
VENEZUELA: ALL OF THEM MUST GO! (tags)
ALL OF THEM MUST GO!
TURKEY REJECTS U.S. TROOP PLAN! (tags)
Despite intense pressure from Washington and White House promises of Billions of Dollars in "aid" (bribery)... Turkey has REJECTED plans allowing U.S. Troops on their soil.
Venezuelan Crisis: Rich protesters against Socialist Chavez (tags)
As the international media ignores the perturbations in Venezuela, Chavez delivers speech at World Social Forum in Porto Allegre recounting the crisis situation in Venezuela caused by the wealthy, upper-class syndicates and their oppostion to nationalized petroleum and other proposed leftist-Chavezian laws projects
The war and premeditated genocide: What is at stake? (tags)
The great confrontation has been joined. We are living history. I believe we will win. Not from visionary faith, but from the conviction that what we are fighting for represents the best of humankind.
Introducing... the new "Leader" of Iraq! (tags)
The internal US Government debate over whether to go to war "is over"... and the new US imposed leader for Iraq has been choosen.
Venezuela in the News: Fraud and the Totalitarian Bias (tags)
The Washington Times | January 22, 2003
Zimbabwe: Imposed Hunger Stalinist Style (tags)
The latest from sunny Rhodesia! The Washington Post | January 2, 2003
venezuala:racist rage of the caracas elite (tags)
Venezuela's Embattled President Faces A Pinochet-style Opposition
POT-BANGING PROTEST IN L.A. IN SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA (tags)
Protest in support of the democratic government of Chávez whom the right-wing rich opposition with the support of the US government want to take down by a coup.
Add your signature in opposition to the Venezeulan coup (tags)
One of the livliest posts I think I have ever seen on an INdymedia site is currently scrolling down the page on the DC site...the letter being is being cirulated in opposition to the coup attempt currently underway in Venezeula
chavez says there is a new attempt at a coup (tags)
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A nationwide strike escalated into angry street protests as Venezuelans riled by economic and political turmoil tried to force Hugo Chavez from the presidency of this polarized nation. Chavez said the strike won't drive him out.
Action Alert: Write the UN Security Council to Stop the Rush to War! (tags)
The United States Congress has voted for going to war with Iraq— failing in its duty to represent a deeply divided American public. For people around the world who are troubled by what this conflict could bring, the vote in Congress is distressing since US military action now seems all but inevitable. There are still ways, however, to express your opposition to a war on Iraq and stop this invasion.
First North Korea, now Vieques! (tags)
This is a fine mess you've gotten us into this time, Ollie.
Weekly Orange County Anti-War Demo (tags)
Every Friday scores of people gather in Costa Mesa, California to express their opposition to war without end.
The West as Arrogant, Greedy and Self-Absorbed: Jean Chretien (tags)
"I believe the West is too rich in relation to the poor world. We are inevitably regarded as arrogant, self-absorbed, greedy and boundless. For me, September 11 was a chance to realize this more strongly.".Jean Chretien is the Canadian premier.
Imperial War of Conquest (tags)
Personnal comment on the "Not In Our Name" Rally @ the Westwood Fed. Building on Oct. 6th. 2002
Opposition grows to war with Iraq (tags)
Growing opposition to the Bush administration’s planned attack on Iraq, even from prominent right-wing Republicans, provides a “window of opportunity” to prevent such a war, Kathy Kelly, coordinator of Voices in the Wilderness, a humanitarian group working to end economic sanctions against Iraq, told the World.
NOT WITH A BANG BUT A WHIMPER (tags)
Why there will be no invasion of Iraq...
Cubans Overwhelmingly Back Socialism (tags)
HAVANA (AP) -- A petition to declare Cuba's socialist system ``untouchable'' has been signed by nearly 70 percent of Cubans of voting age, officials said Sunday.
govermental forces unite to foil strike in nepal (tags)
with massive strikes in india and italy it will be interesting to see how a nationwide strike will develop in a land with revolutionary forces
1999 Letter to LA Weekly re: slanted coverage about Pacifica (tags)
In July 1999, the LA Weekly published an article on the conflict surrounding Pacifica's lockout of the KPFA staff in Berkeley. Though that article was vastly superior in reportage to Ella Taylor's recentwork, then as now, the coverage was slanted and erroneous. This letter was sent to the Weekly in response.
Dove: To Agents and Personnel Working for the Opposition (tags)
[This is a message from Dove of Oneness to the People who are taking orders and carrying out the activities of the Dark Agenda Opposition – to the personnel, staff members, agents, and troops following orders of the opposition.]
Call for Global Green Solidarity in Opposition to the War. (tags)
In recognition of the multiple violations of international law in the ongoing illegal war in Afghanistan and of the ever-louder drumbeat for the expansion of war to the peoples of other nations, the Green Party of the United States call for international solidarity to oppose this so-called war on terrorism.
Nazi Germany's Reichstag Fore: A lesson in seizure of power (tags)
A nation is shocked when a beloved building explodes in flames after terrorists attack. A leader rallies his own partisans, and pre-empts the opposition. Scared citizens gladly surrender their constitutional rights. Years of war result. 2001? No, 1933.
IPPN Executive Committee Statement (tags)
"The progressive movement must stand firm at this dangerous time in opposition to the scapegoating of Arab and Islamic people, in support of basic civil and democratic rights, and for a U.S. foreign policy which is about justice, fair trade, environmental sustainability and a raising of the living standards of all people, especially those in the countries of the Global South."
Berlusconi defends tactics of riot police (tags)
Italian Carabinieri used strong-arm tactics but were badly led, ill-disciplined and indiscriminate
Greenpeace Missile Defense Protesters Receive Harsh Charges (tags)
15 Activists and 2 Press Men Could Face Jail for Star Wars Action
Biotech foes begin teach-ins (tags)
HILLCREST, June 22 – Thousands of protesters are expected to converge on San Diego to protest the Bio 2001 biotech conference at the San Diego Convention Center. Friday, some of the protest organizers held a teach-in to explain their opposition to the way corporations are using genetic research.
Industry, opposition bringing their viewpoints to San Diego for Bio2001 (SD UT) (tags)
Growing debate: Industry, opposition bringing their viewpoints to San Diego for Bio2001 By Thomas Kupper , UNION-TRIBUNE Staff Writer June 20, 2001
SAN DIEGO REVOKES PROTEST PERMIT (tags)
Urgent : City of San Diego Revokes Permit for US /Mexico Border Demonstration