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How Misguided Financial Policy Strengthens the Right-Wing (tags)
Capitalism has shown how democratic processes can be easily evaded. The Chicago boys carried out their radical reform program that was known as shock therapy. This included dismantling social state structures, opening the market to foreign investors and shattering unions
Paraphysique de l'aplasie (tags)
Tout est la continuité d'hier...
MR PUSH, WHERE IS YOUR WIFE? (tags)
Is Meyssan right that AA77 never crashed into the Pentagon?
Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal (tags)
the several ways Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is violating ethics and ignoring the will of the majority of American people
The System Question as a Survival Question (tags)
A fundamental social alternative to the permanent capitalist chaos is sought. A rational social discourse on system alternatives would be an antidote to populism and to the irrational identity-mania that spreads. The public discusses headscarves while late capitalism sinks in crisis
Become a Solidarity Person (tags)
The majority of the world's population doesn't want to know anything about globalized neoliberal capitalism anymore. Many millions are dying in the consequences. The political institutions are extorted by financial elites and their media aids. The interests of big owners of capital dominate.
Question And Answer From Geral (tags)
This post could be an eye opener.
Paraphysique de l'aplasie (tags)
Ni juge, ni policier, ni avocat...
Growing Inequality Harms the Political Economy (tags)
Neoliberalism and finance market capitalism encourage creating money out of thin air, exploding inequality, precarious work and environmental destruction. Wages are not only a cost factor but an important demand factor leading to either investments or social blight.
The Social State Benefits All of Us (tags)
The social state can on ly fulfill expectations when financed on a broad and just basis. The social state must be adjusted to do justice to the pressing challenges.."The social state is the greatest cultural achievement in the 20th century"
Is this the world's most radical mayor? Ada Colau of Barcelano (tags)
Adfa Colau spent the first years of the new millennium embroiled in activism, protesting and campaigning against wars, poor housing and gentrification. While working for the PAH, she developed her distinctive style of speech, which rests on a sincere, if carefully crafted, populism.
How Much State Does the Social Market Economy Need? (tags)
The use of property is only legitimate within the limits of the public interest. Whoever takes a risk must bear it and be liable for the losses. The state has the political task of laying down effective rules for risk assessment, liability and providing transparency. Distributive battles intensify.
Energy for tomorrow, 15 pp (tags)
“The time of cheap and abundant energy comes to the end. It is the beginning of the transition of the fossil era to a post-fossil age, a transition which will be in the same measure fundamental and decisive as it was the by fossils imprinted industrial revolution of about more than 200 years ago”.1
Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Walden Bello (tags)
Without a doubt, Sanders has captured the imagination of people, especially the millennials, around the world.
Some countries question participation in NATO (tags)
The world studies my reports.
The Crisis of Economists (tags)
The mainstream economy doesn't know what an argument is any more. Claims or assertions are made. This neoclassicism is not a science but resembles a religion that proclaims dogmas. The economy is a social science that offers interpretations.
Things We Need to Stop Hearing About the ‘Stabbing Intifada’ (tags)
Lévy is considered a founder of the New Philosophy movement and is a leading thinker on religious issues, genocide, and international affairs. His 2013 book, Les Aventures de la vérité—Peinture et philosophie: un récit, explores the historical interplay of philosophy and art. His new play, “Hotel Europe,” which premiered in Sarajevo on June 27, 2014, and in Paris on September 9, is a cry of alarm about the crisis facing the European project and the dream behind it.
US Presidential Candidates Denigrate Muslims and Hugo Chavez (tags)
Trump and Sanders
Jeremy Corbyn v. David Cameron (tags)
Millions More Each Year Question US Government Version (tags)
y: President Cossiga of Italy, former German minister Andreas Von Buelow, members of the Japanese Diet, Russian Air Force General Leonid Ivashov a British Catholic bishop, thousands of pilots, engineers, etc question 911 govt story version.
Comments on the European Commission's approach to investor-state arbitration (tags)
Gus Van Harten is an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Racism at UCLA (tags)
ANALYSIS: Blatant act of anti-Semitism shocks UCLA community.
Simon Says (tags)
Organized Snitch programs like Tip Submit and Community Alerts are manipulating communities to target progressive writers and Activists.
When Robots Pay Taxes (tags)
The US government faces a revenue crisis after giving billions to banks and big corporations. Billions are saved through automation, labor-saving technology and workers working at home. The neoliberal model promotes profits and speculation, not investments and job creation.
Columbus Day Protest, Downtown L.A. (tags)
Columbus Day has been suffering setbacks of late. Minneapolis; Berkeley, California; and most recently Seattle now observe Indigenous People's Day instead. San Francisco has Italian Heritage Day; Hawaii, Discoverers Day (i.e., the discovery of the islands by Polynesians); and South Dakota, Native American Day. Venezuela dropped Columbus Day in 2002 in favor of Day of Indigenous Resistance. Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, and other countries celebrate Dia de la Raza*. While Columbus Day's still recognized here in Southern California, a new annual protest occurs in downtown L.A.
Capitalism and War: Pope Francis (tags)
Pope Francis was interviewed by the “la Vanguardia” newspaper from Catalonia. In the dialogue, Francis spoke about the state of reforms in the Vatican, Benedict’s retirement and prayer for peace on Pentecost.
wrapping fish in Dennis Marx' dead body (tags)
War Without Mercy Continues (tags)
Obama's credibility - and that of his critics (tags)
Serge Halimi is an editor of Le Monde diplomatique.
Helen Clark ignores question on global ethical human rights. (tags)
When Helen Clark, Head of the United Nations Development Program, was asked during question time after delivering a lecture why the UN says nothing about the new plan for the world, global ethical human rights, she ignored the question.
What's Next for Syria? (tags)
Stasi's New Incarnation (tags)
Who Is An Objective Journalist? (tags)
In a recent New York Times article article David Carr questioned whether someone could be both a journalist and an activist, a question that was prompted by the role of Glenn Greenwald, a writer for The Guardian and a political activist, in reporting on Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks.
How Does Justice Come to the Economy? (tags)
"Politics prepared the ground for financial war" (tags)
The current economic crisis is a product of political mistakes, economic incompetence and criminal energy. Capitalism altogether has been a declaration of war. Politics bungled deregulation. The wisdom of the market never existed.
Challenging Israel's Right to Exist Responsibly (tags)
Spectacle of Irrationality (tags)
The bailout umbrella may establish a modern kind of feudal rule. The abdication of politics is one of the worst consequences of the financial crisis. Many politicians believe the market-radical nonsense that tax cuts finance themselves.
Unconditional Basic Income is not a Wrong Way: Book Review (tags)
Every step at preventing poverty is also a step at strengthening consumer demand. Steps toward basic income can achieve that change of distribution demanded in the book.
On the Way to the Digital Society (tags)
The net must be understood for what it is: a marvelous creative space that forces us to question traditional norms and values, organizational forms and superficially accepted conditions to find new ways into the future.
Wisconsin’s recall election proves no substitute for a social movement (tags)
Democratic Party and union leaders were afraid of the power of people on display in Madison, afraid of a movement that had blossomed out of their control and afraid that they would not look “respectable” in the eyes of establishment power brokers and the corporate mass media.
Battles over Autonomy: The Commons Alternative (tags)
"The Commons is a way of reproducing society that opposes the market logic, puts in question private property, profit and competition and points to a future form of society beyond capitalism.. The Commons is not the solution but the change of perspectives that makes possible new solutions."
John Brooks: Occupy Inspires Neophyte to Run for Congress (tags)
John Brooks was a retired agent for the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife until he saw the Occupy San Diego protests on TV and was inspired to run for Congress as an alternative Democrat. Though he ran afoul of the San Diego Democrats for Equality's endorsement process, he's recently been endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America and his real views on Queer rights and women's choice are far more progressive than the Democrats for Equality's questionnaire made them sound.
Occupy UCR General Assembly 11-21-2011 (tags)
There was a buzz amidst the students at University of California Riverside (UCR) when 2pm hit at the bell tower. "We are in solidarity with UC Davis and UC Berkeley so come join our discussion!" cried Jasmine, one of the facilitators, for this very first General Assembly (GA) meeting of the UCR occupation. The turnout was one of one hundred and fifty students, staff and faculty, including UCR Chancellor White and the surprise guest Chief of UCR police Mike Lane.
Iran: WMDs Redux (tags)
Occupy the courts! (tags)
Expand the #OWS movement to include Occupy the courts!
Eyewitnesses frame innocent people about a third of the time? (tags)
Eyewitnesses are frequently WRONG, and because of that many people are framed by the police for crimes they didn't commit! - "Of the first 250 DNA exonerations, 190 involved eyewitnesses who were wrong ... Every year 75,000 eyewitnesses identify suspects in criminal investigations. Those identifications are wrong about a third of the time"
NEXT QUESTION ON STRAUSS-KAHN: Was He Set Up? (tags)
The questions include the convenience of having someone who regularly launders drug money in amounts around $100,000, they could easily hide the payments for making false accusations among the other cash payments laundered for drug dealers. There are reasons to destroy the credibility of a powerful Socialist candidate for French President before the elections. In addition, there are the globalists who dislike the way DSK was running the IMF and World Bank, trying to play fair by preventing third world nations from incurring further debts.
Fielding a local reporter's questions about Camino Nuevo Charter Corporation's designs on (tags)
Now that Philip Anschutz's LAUSD Board Member from District 5 gave CRES #14 to CNCA Corporation, we see the true intransigence and arrogance of a CMO. For over a month we've asked CNCA to write into their charter the availability of at least a Mainstream English program in addition to their Transitional Bilingual Program. CNCA Corporation, and Yolie Flores - who promised the rest of the board she would insure it was implemented - have ignored the community. As with all corporate charters, CNCA is concerned with their bottom line alone.
Followup Meeting Between Colton Community and Police (tags)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
COLTON, California - In a follow-up meeting to a community forum held in December, Chief Bob Miller and Detective Eric Campa of the Colton Police Department again met with residents to share the department's new directive concerning vehicle impounds.
I have a question about LA-IMC donation policy.. (tags)
I have a question about LA-IMC donation policy..
Colton Immigrant Community Meets PD Chief, Demands Justice (tags)
Saturday, December 11, 2010
COLTON, California - In a large public gathering the in cafeteria of Alice Birney Elementary School, well over one hundred community members from Colton, a city with a large low-income immigrant community met with their police chief to expose him to the injustices his officers have been committing and to petition for redress of their grievances.
Labor Wars in NY, Gov Workers in CA Better Prepare (tags)
The NY State budget is a mess, and the construction unions have joined up with Gov. Cuomo to attack public sector workers.
Vote for Barry Hess as Arizona's next Governor! (tags)
Vote for Barry Hess for Arizona's next governor. Even if Barry Hess isn't 100 percent Libertarian he is better then police state thugs Jan Brewer and Terry Goddard. And Barry is against the drug war and will pardon victimless drug war criminals.
Koran Burning versus Real Patriotism (tags)
Any fanatic can burn a book, or a flag, because it doesn’t require rational explanation. But anyone with the brain of a troglodyte could appreciate there is complexity to the reality of most religions and belief systems. Once again high-minded religion plays its hand in the human affairs of politics, as Jones also sees the trumped up Muslim Mosque controversy, to be built close to ground zero, as seriously provocation. But real patriotism includes having a willing to seek out the truth.
Leftist Sci-Fi Writer China Miéville Comes to San Diego (tags)
China Miéville isn’t exactly your typical multiple award-winning science-fiction writer. He’s also a Left-wing political activist, a member of the British Socialist Workers Party and former candidate for Parliament. Miéville came to San Diego for the July 22-25 Comic-Con, and took a detour for an afternoon question-and-answer session at the San Diego Public Library Sunday afternoon, July 25, during which he discussed his novels — notably his latest, “Kraken,” and his “New Crobuzon” series (“Perdido Street Station,” 2000; “The Scar,” 2001; “Iron Council,” 2002) — his politics and how the Internet has made the already difficult business of making a living from writing even harder.
LETTER TO REP. SPEIER, 12 D-CA (tags)
Thank you for your public announcement of your support for equity! I would like to properly address your questions during our meeting last Friday, July 16th in your district office in my attempt to further elucidate the case of equity for Filipinos and provide an educational tool for your fellow legislators and the American public as we further gather support now for your anticipated sponsorship of a bill on January of 2011.
Court Releases Oscar Grant Killing Videos (tags)
Links to several pieces of evidence, and some commentary about this explosive trial that could result in riots in Oakland. I hope the LA jury does the right thing.
NOTES ON THE WAYS TO SOLVE THE ARMENIAN QUESTION (tags)
The Armenian question or rather the Turkish-Armenian question is a very complex and deep-rooted one and as historical experience has demonstrated cannot be solved through simple formulas.
VIDEO: Tobin Tax on Bankers (tags)
The powerful new coalition of domestic and overseas charities, unions and church groups argue that a Robin Hood tax could generate $700bn (£450bn) worldwide. The tax would see 0.05% levied on each bank trade.
The Sierra Madre Anarchist Picnic (From an Organizer's Perspective) (tags)
From the LA Anarchist Weekly Blog:
Anarchy in Riverside (tags)
February 6, 2010
RIVERSIDE, California - Riverside-area anarchists hosted a day-long event that included a series of presentations, a group discussion, and musical performances.
President Obama and the End of History - But Beginning of a New One! (tags)
These prizes are anything but “empty gestures”. It is both a payoff to tickle the ego of the 'errand boy', and a propaganda seed. In the expert hands of the Mighty Wurlitzer, such a gift can convince the masses of the most ridiculous absurdities, like the War on Terror already has. The proof of these statements of fact is both empirical, and historical. Watch Barack Obama crafted into a fine new global 'savior' at the expense of the 'untermenschen'. That's why the United States President, ceremoniously presiding over the most militarized superpower in the world which has just devastated two civilizations to smithereens, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while he rapidly accelerates his war prosecution to bring “peace” in a one-world government.
Orderly Town Hall Meeting Explores Public Option (tags)
Civility and Decorum Take Precedence at Ward A.M.E Health Care Forum/Discussion
Report Back from Healthcare Town Hall Meeting with Diane Watson (tags)
The Town Hall Meeting with Diane Watson at the Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Central last Thursday night was actually very organized and productive. Missing were the right-wing crazies, wielding posters depicting comparisons of Obama and Hitler that we have seen at previous town halls.
The Crisis and the Left: Democratizing instead of Privatizing (tags)
"Neoliberalism has no future..Since time immemorial, (neo-) liberals have wanted as little democracy as possible as an unavoidable evil that should not get in the way of the real kingdom of freedom, the capitalist market economy.."
Mike Little, San Diego Leatherman, on IML, Community Service (tags)
San Diego Leatherman Mike Little ran for the 2009 International Mr. Leather title in Chicago in May and describes it as one of the most emotionally exhilarating experiences of his life. In this issue for the July 2009 Zenger's Newsmagazine, Little talks about his IML experience, his ideals and goals, and his extensive community service. He also stresses that Leather isn’t just about kink or sex; it’s a 24/7 commitment to goals of trust, honor, service and respect.
What are Human Rights? (tags)
Human Rights are the rights you have simply because you are human
heart of China's problems: self-appointed bureacuracy: Zhibin Gu (tags)
Is 21st century a Chinese century? Not really, according to provocative Chinese thinker George Zhibin Gu. Why? China remains to be trapped by a untamed bureaucratic power, totally corrupt and deadly troublesome. Get informed analysis and knowledge from leading scholars and journalists of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University.
NorCal News; Dr. Norman Finkelstein visits CSU Chico (tags)
(4/13) Chico - Dr. Norman Finkelstein visited Chico State University and discussed recent events in Gaza, occupied Palestinian territories. He gave the packed auditorium details (omitted by our corporate media) about events leading up to the recent violence and disproportionate deaths of Palestinian civilians from IDF incursions into Gaza..
Should Israel Boycott Scrutinize Jewish Agencies? (tags)
The Anti Defamation recently released results of a poll claiming huge Jewish American support for the Gaza invasion. If these results are correct, organizers of the boycott against Israeli products may need to consider expanding the scope of the boycott to include organizations which are nominally Jewish but in practice pro-Israel.
Can alternative energy effectively repalce fossil fuels? (tags)
Oil is running out and coal burning is cooking the planet. The Obama administration just passed a stimulus bill with billions in it for alternative energy development. The question that remains is whether or not wind, solar and other renewables can actually provide for current energy needs.
Obama George W. Bush Wacks Helen Thomas! (tags)
In the debut of president Barrack Obama's first press conference da Prez in an attempt to honor the grand dame of the white house press corp. gave a slightly more dramatic calling on Helen's turn to ask her "question"
New Poll by The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is Nothing but a Big SCAM (tags)
New Poll: Obama Voters Reject Big Labor's Card Check Agenda - PR Newswire (press release),From the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace NY - 15 minutes ago - 81% of Obama voters believe that Congress should focus on other issues like jobs and health care before dealing with EFCA. 68% of Obama voters believe the ...
Terror Detention Facility (tags)
Terror Detention Facility
Tents-in-Parks Ruling was Necessary (tags)
Maybe justice can trickle down from Victoria and we can reset economic life to benefit people and not speculators and financiers!
NACCS Joto Caucus 2008 (tags)
LOS ANGELES - October 11, 2008 The Joto Caucus of the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies held a conference on October 10-11, 2008 at California State University Los Angeles.
Michael Moore Dares to Ask: What's So Heroic About Being Shot Down While Bombing? (tags)
Like Iraq, Vietnam was not a noble cause. It's time we stopped letting politicians and the press perpetuate the McCain War Hero myth.
SHEEHAN HEADS TO BALLOT IN RACE TO OUST PELOSI (tags)
The Cindy Sheehan Campaign submits signatures which will place her on the ballot against Bush Enabler Nancy Pelosi
Limits of Private Property (tags)
If life does not consist in the abundance of things and if time is borrowed from the future, do possessions invalidate community? Is life colonized by instrumental rationality (Habermas) when all life and relations are determined by money?
The San Angelo Witch Hunts (tags)
Why you should care about the raid on the FLDS ranch.
Exponential Growth: A Dogma to be Overcome (tags)
Energy will become more expensive and unaffordable for a large part of humanity. If the american way of life is non-negotiable, the Iraq war will be the prelude and not the end of resource wars. The name of the sickness is exponential growth.
Green Party Presidential Debate Videos (tags)
Video of Green Party Presidential Debate in San Francisco, featuring Green Presidential candidates Jared Ball, Jesse Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay and Kat Swift, on January 13th, 2008. Video at http://www.gp.org
Chertoff -by coincidence- had security advisor at mall during shooting spree (tags)
AZ ACCEPTS REAL ID ACT SIMULTANEOUSLY! News Updates from Citizens for Legitimate Government 10 Dec 2007 http://www.legitgov.org/
Are Conspiracy Theorists out of Their Gourds? (tags)
Conspiracy theories are rampant!
tactical offensives from within strategic defensive (tags)
reverse the political inertia
Preparing for Martial Law, Part 3: Scenarios (tags)
"I want to ask a question. I don't care whether you answer me or not. I just need to ask this aloud... The question that I have to ask is: what if the worst and most horrifying attack in this country's history was not the work of religious extremists? "...If our own government was responsible--was responsible for the deaths of almost 100,000 people, would you really want to know?" -- Detective Finch from the movie "V for Vendetta"
Basic Income: Freedom for Every Individual (tags)
Katya Kipping rightly characterizes basic income as a democracy package. Solving a material question and strengthening civil rights and personal autonomy are joined.
The Sacco and Vanzetti Case Revisited (tags)
On August 23, 1927, the State of Massachusetts executed two-Italian born immigrants for their alleged roles in the murders and robbery of a payroll clerk and his security guard on April 15, 1920. The condemned, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were militant anarchists. A mockery of a fair trial led to their ultimate fate. Professor Deborah Contrada revisits their case and concludes that there was “reasonable doubt, easily” as to their guilt.
"Worse than a Civil War": Kofi Annan (tags)
The US govt sees the increasing violence in Iraq merely as a new phase. Annan is con-vinced the Iraqi question can only be solved with the cooperation of neighboring countries and the international community. The Iraqis must agree on distribution of oil revenues.
Christian Morality and Economic Reason (tags)
Finance capital circling anonymously around the globe seeking only short-term profit must expect the resistance of the affected and of the church that turns to the affected. The question is who profits from globalization.
YES, THE WAR NEWS FROM IRAQ IS GRIM, BUT THE WAR NEWS FROM WASHINGTON IS EVEN GRIMER (tags)
NO TO TROOP ESCALATION!
The "Patriots and 9/11" Trap (tags)
Morgan Reynolds and David Shayler are "former" government officials who say they believe that real planes didn't hit the WTC towers on 9/11 -- need we say anymore? People have tried to email the webmaster of the web site "Patriots Question 9/11," but get no response to the promotion on there of these individuals as Patriots who "Question" the official version of the events of 9/11. But how hard is that to figure out? Not all who describe themselves as "patriots" are really the type of patriots we think they are. The push by some in the so-called 9/11 truth movement to follow and spread the word of "celebs" has only been shown to tank credibility -- celebs and big names have been shown all too often to function as bait for the explicit promotion of "no planes" theories.
ON VOTING FOR CAPITALIST PARTIES (tags)
VOTE REPUBLICAN – SUPPORT THE LINCOLN-JOHNSON TICKET IN 1864!! VOTE DEMOCRATIC-SUPPORT THE JACKSON-VAN BUREN TICKET IN 1828!!
Electrical shock to testicles NOT torture so says Congress (tags)
To use electrical shock on testicles is NOT torture so says our self-proclaimed 'Family Values', sold-out, extortion-friendly, NON-representative Congress!!! Presumably okay for female labia as well???
Israeli Espionage Nest with Bushfraud as the Stooge (tags)
The Washington Post will report tomorrow that Bush had Colin Powell fired on November 10, 2004. Question: Who was Undersecretary of State under Colin Powell? Answer – 9-11, Iraq-Gate, WMD, Mossad asset Marc Grossman. The dots now have been fully connected. The Israeli espionage nest directed against the entire U.S. Government with closet queen Bushfraud as the stooge.
Israel Sends in the Clowns: Debating the Lobby in Manhattan (tags)
The occasion was a "debate," hosted by the London Review of Books, on the question, "The Israel Lobby: Does it have too much influence on US foreign policy?"
Confessions of a Conspiracy Theorist: 9/11 Revisited (tags)
The mantra Osama was the one has become a dogma and his phantom-like band al Qaida has become the synonym for evil. Welcome to the Middle Ages of the 21st century! An international investigations would dissolve the official legend.
WRITE-IN LYNNE STEWART FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM NEW YORK ON NOVEMEBER 7TH (tags)
FORGET HILLARY "HAWK"-NEW YORK NEEDS A REAL ANTI-WAR, PRO-WORKER CANDIDATE
Galloway wipes the floor with Sky News anchor (tags)
Internal Strife at SOS – Part III (tags)
Part 3. The fall of SS187.
A new face to Hezbollah's resistance (tags)
"This is not a question of Hamas, Islamic Jihad or Hezbollah. Neither is it a question of [Hamas leader] Khaled Mishal or Sheikh Osama [bin Laden] or [Hezbollah leader] Hassan Nasrallah. This is a question of do or die. And whoever leads the battle, we will be with them."
9/11 Airplane Impact Time Discrepancies: Smoking Gun - US Gov't Complicity (tags)
author: Craig T. Furlong e-mail:e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Philippines: AKBAYAN leads protests over SONA of lies, lies, lies (tags)
AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today joined the various groups which trooped to the streets to express opposition to the State of the Nation Adress (SONA) of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), saying GMA's SONA promises will not make up for the fact that she is the center and crux of the country's crisis right now.
Warnings she must heed: (tags)
All kinds of speculations have been aired since former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante was arrested in the United States for entering the country without a visa. Could his arrest be a US government warning shot to the Arroyo administration? Opposition voices are saying his arrest was made on the initiative of the Arroyo administration. They allege the administration does not want Bolante to come back to the Philippines and be forced to spill the beans in congressional investigations about his alleged diversion of P728 million from funds for fertilizers to be shared with farmers to President Arroyo’s 2004 campaign kitty. Both the Philippine and American governments are not forthcoming with details. The Philippine government has in fact ordered a total blackout on statements and news about Bolante. US immigration experts are befuddled why Bolante was arrested and held. He is in a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement “processing center” in San Pedro, California.
WHO OWNS THE FARM? (tags)
Garrett describes developer Ralph Horowitz as venting his wrath against the South Central Farmers in an hour - long migrant-bashing tirade.
Derrick Jensen Green Scare Benefit (tags)
Fanning the Flames of Resistance A benefit for those resisting the Green Scare ...featuring Derrick Jensen
Public Forum on the Southwest Museum (article and transcript) (tags)
On July 1st, The Southwest Museum closed. The Autry National Center, which owns it, claims the future of the museum is secure, while Friends of the Southwest Museum is concerned about the lack of a concrete plan and whether or not relocating parts of the museum to Griffith Park is necessarily the best scenario. The lack of a tangible plan as well as a claimed scarcity of public input has fueled suspicion by the Coalition as to the owner’s true motive.
The problem with the idea of “an immigration problem.” (tags)
Why so many different takes to "the immigration problem?" The answer lies in the oversimplification of the issue. I will not diagnose the source(s) of these over-simplistic notions, only attempt to clear up the mud.
Raza Prisoners & Colonialism (tags)
Saturday June 24th, The Chicano Mexicano Prison Project will have it's 9th annual conference in Los Angeles at 425 W. Hope Street: Justice & Freedom for all! Justicia y Libertad para todos!
THE LESSONS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR (tags)
A REVIEW OF THE WRITINGS OF LEON TROTSKY ON THE SPANISH REVOLUTION, 1931-39
How Jewish is Israel? (tags)
Israel is still largely shaped by the unresolved trauma of its birth
1001 Lies About Gilad Atzmon (tags)
I am delighted to say that my views are well distributed. My books are translated into 17 languages, my papers are highly circulated as well. I contribute regularly to many left magazines both in the printed media as well as online ones. And yet, I have never seen an argumentative piece against any of my writings. No one has ever dared challenge my philosophical ideas. Instead of doing that, they label me. They call me names, they misquote me, they lie and they are very quick to believe their own lies. In other words, based on their responses, they are Zionists and they behave like ones. This page is dedicated to my bitterest opponents. It is an open list of the different labels that have been attached to my name. Each label is followed by my comment. This page is a glimpse into the world of Zionist ugliness.
"The US is a Terrorist State": Leonardo Boff (tags)
Everyone feels we are on a wrong track because we do not have a social contract any more..The US is a terrorist state. The US acts with violence, crushes human rights and tortures Americans and foreigners.. As humanity, we stand at a crossroads.
Oprah - 9/11 show, PLEASE! (tags)
Oprah did a show about the Iraq war, just before it was launched that should have made the rest of the "News" media blush. I think she's up to the challenge of finding answers to the questions of 911.
New website asks Oprah to do a show on 9/11 (tags)
New website asks Oprah to do a show on 911. Please send her a request. The more people who respond the better chance we have to get 9/11 truth out to a wider audience.
Suggest a 9-11 show to Oprah! (tags)
9/11 Questions unanswered by the Government will be asked again at the Oprah Show. It is up to youl.
Thoughts of the day! Viva La Everyone!
Stanley Hilton case (2004) (tags)
Check it out.
Honoring Rachel Corrie Three Years Later: Two Questions for Peace Activists (tags)
Three years after the death of Rachel Corrie, two questions on the peace making heart of Islam - Sufiism, and the prospects for a dialogue with the west.
Plan to Restore Streetcars in Angelino Heights (tags)
"More than 27 other cities across our country have installed similar trolley lines. It's about time that Los Angeles catches up." -- Bruce Lash, president Angelino Heights Trolley Line, Inc.
The Work Society and the Work Religion (tags)
Work is only a part or fragment of life. Where it becomes everything as a steamroller or religion, it leads to idiotism where social questions and reproduction are ignored.
OC Weekly commentary on Theresa Dang's trial (tags)
The cops say they have videotape of Dang taking the flashlight, but some question why DA Tony Rackauckas would go to court over a $100 flashlight, especially since the trial and its buildup cost taxpayers somewhere in the neighborhood of $50,000. Defenders of Rackauckas’ decision say that the moment we appease flashlight takers is the moment the terrorists, torch-carrying terrorists, win.
Beyond Hollywood: War Weariness in the US (tags)
Hollywood scenes cannot be set up in Iraqi reality.. The question is only whether this government will ever be sovereign to make and enforce sovereign decisions. Its sovereignty is now limited to supporting the occupation.
Is Work a Basic Social Right? (tags)
"Hard work including persuasive work is necessary so the ruled free themselves from the worries of the rulers and then become the rulers themsevles."
Mysticism and Resistance (tags)
Mystical experience cannot be separated from social relations.. The land that was once home became a place of homeless-ness, a land of culprits that saw itself as a victim and only rarely accepted responsibility for what happened.
Cindy Sheehan leads anti-war movement (tags)
Sheehan and supporters continue to protest the war in Iraq and support Hurrican Katrina Survivors.
NORMALISED MADNESS (tags)
History repeats itself...
Literacy in Economic Questions (tags)
The neoliberal total market was created through political strategies, above all the installation of dictatorships by the secret service and military interventions of the US, not through democracy.."
The UN as Stopgap by Eric Chauvistre (tags)
"First of all, the question must be raised whether Iraq is actually a military problem that could be solved with more troops. This is assumed by Bush and others.."
MEXICAN NATIONALISM? (tags)
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE BEHIND THE WAVING OF THE MEXICAN FLAG?
Environmental Protection is a Question of Justice (tags)
Enviroinmental protection can only be realized when there is a relatively equal distribution of prosperity and social peace.
hey. it's me.
Economism, Economic Ethics and Donations (tags)
Economism is the great ideology of our time. It claims that (1) resisting the market is impossible and (2) submitting to the market is best for everyone. Both are not true. Embedding the market in principles of useful-ness to life has a priority as an ordering task.
Stratcom: One-Stop Shopping for Bush War Plans (tags)
Bush is likely to get us into more wars. Since critics are now aware that we were lied to about the reasons for the war on Iraq, he will have to start the next war so quickly that no debate is possible. Stratcom makes this possible.
US Media Shamed by Brit Journalist at Bush/Blair Press Conference (tags)
The US media have ducked reporting on the August 2002 British intelligence memorandum to Tony Blair stating that the US had decided to invade Iraq and would “fix” the intelligence to make the case for war, but a Brit journalist at a typically sedate and orchestrated White House press conference, by asking the question of Bush, finally forced the story onto page one. ---------------
Googling for Fun Can Be Depressing (tags)
Pick an important story and google it. You’ll find plenty of hits, but f it’s critical of the current administration, odds are you won’t find many hits on corporate media sites—just on alternative and oversease media sites. No wonder the American public is turning away from mainstream purveyors of “news.”
question about may1 (tags)
Army Cancels Special Ops Bible Project, Seeks to Create Loophole to Evade FOIA Request (tags)
Rather than publicly disclose details about its planned production of 10,000 modified Bibles, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command has withdrawn a purchase order that it placed with the International Bible Society (IBS) to carry out the project
Intellectual Ferment in the Party (tags)
QUESTION : I was just wondering if you could speak a little bit to how--while not throwing out democratic centralism or something like that--how do you have the party in the mix of all of these ideas? You went to China and you talked to these people around how China was opening up to the West and saying Marcos was a great leader and this, that and the other, and you were asking these people in the Chinese party and they didn't have the answers. And part of it is: did those people not have the answers, or did they have some questions on it, but they were more debating it internally and they couldn't talk to you about it? How can you have the mix of people being able to be in the midst of all the questions that are going on, intellectually--political questions, but also in the ideological realm--without breaking democratic centralism? How do you have people in the mix of that, being able to engage it and even in some ways go off in the wrong direction in order to eventually get to the right direction, but then not have that cause a splintering effect. You know?
ok reformists... (tags)
please email this to your reformist friends
What is Progress? (tags)
Progress is understood today as the approach to European norms and the standard of life of Europeans. The new Bolivians demonstrated their emancipation with sentences like We don't want your progress of assets accumulation. We want harmony with pachamamma, mother earth.
Are We There Yet? (tags)
Saddam Hussein has been universally and rightly condemned for filling thousands of mass graves. Might there be a new killer kid on the block? For more details, read on.
Polls and the Power of Self-Manipulation (tags)
Does the polling process itself encourage participants to not tell the truth?
Review of Chaz Bufe's "DESIGN YOUR OWN UTOPIA" (tags)
Review of Chaz Bufe's "DESIGN YOUR OWN UTOPIA" - by Bob Black
Voting in a Culture of Occupation: An Interview with Derrick Jensen (tags)
One of the things that I want to say about this that I haven't yet said is that a two party dictatorship is much smarter than a one party dictatorship. If you really want to control someone, what you do is you give them the illusion of choice. Then they perceive themselves as being free, and there's nobody more enslaved than the slave who doesn't even know that he or she is enslaved. One of the things the Nazis did...
Nader aims to break up the two-party system (tags)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Consumer activist Ralph Nader, running for president as the Reform Party candidate, sat down with Gannett News Service last week to talk about his campaign:
Bulgegate: The President's Newest Lie About What He Wore to the Debates (tags)
First it was a faked photo, then it was a pucker in the jacket. Now it’s a badly fitting shirt, but doesn’t this usually nattily dressed commander-in-chief change his shirts?
N6 Don't Just Vote Contingent Call to Action and Why... (tags)
Like they say-- if voting could change anything, it would be illegal! ...and that goes for not voting, too.
Poison Kool-Aid Party for Anarchist Voters! (tags)
A celebration of the San Francisco Bay Area's powerful embrace of the electoral process
"The Young Must Have a Chance" (tags)
"The whole financial regime between the country, territories and communities is out of order. The communes were sacrificed on the altar of tax reform. Enough money is there.. Lengthening working hours in a time of weak growth and high unemployment is absurd.."
Conservatives, liberals and blacks (tags)
Connecting the Dots: Michael Moore, White Nationalism & the Multiracial Left (tags)
Found this one on the Azine. "Connecting the Dots: Michael Moore, White Nationalism & the Multiracial Left"
Making transsexual lives visible (tags)
Interview with transsexual scholar viviane K. Namaste from The New socialist Magazine, Issue 39: December 2002 - January 2003
Farenheit 9/11 Parties Across US (tags)
Hundreds of house parties took place in the US to discuss Michael Moore's new documentary film, "Farenheit 9/11", on Monday evening, June 28.
To spoil or not to spoil in '04? (tags)
"It's decision time for those of us inhabiting that lonely corner of the Nolan Chart where dope and porn elicit almost as much enthusiasm as capital gains tax cuts."
Torturing by order (tags)
In Iraq it's not a question to believe in US phrases of pseudo democracy, it's more the essential question to be a slave or not!
Chairman Mao on Arab Palestine and Black Africa! (tags)
civilized or not? (tags)
Nobody can claim that Italians are not civilized but Iraqis apparently must be brutal hordes. Not at all!
Interview with Dennis Kucinich (tags)
The Indy (http://indy.pabn.org) interviewed Democratic president candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on March 14, 2004, as he campaigned in Normal, Illinois before the Illinois primary
March 20 and corporate structure (pt.2) (tags)
Spray-painted swastikas are signs of the times (tags)
The Rev. Maurice Gordon, who doesn't mind being provocative himself, put up a sign for all who travel South Colorado Boulevard to see: " 'Jews Killed the Lord Jesus' " 1 Thess. 2:14, 15."
Marxism or Nationalism-For a Class Policy! (tags)
Marxism or Nationalism
SDS poster question (tags)
question about an SDS poster
PR expert says "President Bush did fine" (tags)
"This is a dangerous world. I wish it wasn't. I'm a war President. I make decisions here in the Oval Office with war on my mind. The American people deserve someone who sees the world for what it is and acts decisively." President Bush on Meet the Press
sorry, i thought he was an arab (tags)
“ I thought the protesters were all Palestinians and non-Jews.” So its ok to shot at non-jews(that is foreigners)
Can the Znet Demand to Produce Vision Lead to Vanguardism? (tags)
The demand that the global justice movement should produce a detailed “vision” or blueprint of a future post-capitalist society is today most forcefully made by Znet. I will seek to present an opposite view in this article
The Same Question Remain (tags)
The apprehension of Saddam Hussein has done nothing to answer the critics
Why Men Die First (tags)
The age old question has always been why do men die first? Why do Women tend to outlive men? Here is one answer to this age old question.
Interview with Comrade-in-Arms, Awni al Kalemji, of the Iraqi Patriotic Alliance (tags)
A Chickenhawk ThanksgivingIn Baghdad (tags)
But important, if unasked, questions linger about a president who foregoes both taste and honesty in his advancement of his agenda ö questions of integrity, character and ethics. They might be aptly summed up in a riposte posed to another Republican nearly five decades ago, Senator Joseph McCarthy, during his final days on Capitol Hill: "Finally, sir, have you no shame?"
“A Question of Fairness” (tags)
Today, the middle class is shrinking, the gap between the rich and poor is widening, and the American dream is at risk. What’s behind the growing disparity that’s creating a two-class society?
Imperialism Starts at Home (tags)
Rich frat boys like George Bush often don't do military service because they have more options. The lack of options is a real thing that can't be erased with a lot of abstracted, two-dimensional, libertarian, we-are-all-free-agents nonsense.
peacecoup.us - A question to ask as much as possible (tags)
Question for KOBE SBM, fresca, and nonanarchist. (tags)
Which is more evil?
Unbelievable Racial Slur/Treatment From Texas Senator (tags)
Arrogant bigotry from Texas GOP Senators during Congressional redistricting in Texas. Republicans are proud of their power, Rep. Tom DeLay is there to help them get their quotas of Republicans in Congress, and racial comments are now Politically Correct in the Aryan GOP.
Just Answer the Question, Mr. Limbaugh (tags)
We have a golden opportunity to strike a blow for constitutional government by removing all doubt about the total failure of the drug war. However, Rush will probably just have his wrist slapped, his fans will defend him just like Bill Clinton’s defended him and most will never question the insanity of the drug war.
Spin Cycle - No WMD's (tags)
Regardless of the spin there is only one conclusion that can be reached from an honest appraisal of the facts: Saddam had NO WMD's at the time of Bush's War, and Bush KNEW IT. He LIED.
Rivals Question Clark Commitment to Dems (tags)
"It's for Democrats to judge how they feel about people's lives and history," Kerry said. "But while he was voting for Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, I was fighting against both of their policies."
Tell me Moore (tags)
There was no question the filmmaker had dug himself a deep hole. The only question was, how was he going to get out of it? Would he say nothing, and pretend the whole thing hadn't happened, hoping that, after a time, everyone would forget? Would he say, I've learned when you make a bone-headed move, the best thing to do is fess-up? Or would he simply dig himself a bigger hole?
Amanpour: CNN Practiced Self-Censorship (tags)
CNN practiced self-censorship - Plus the latest outrage from FAUX NEWS (tags)
CNN's top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, says that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war. And, she says CNN "was intimidated" by the Bush administration and Fox News, which "put a climate of fear and self-censorship."
Toni Smith: Defiance on the Court (tags)
Iraq and The Good Samaritan (tags)
The question I would like to ask the entire would is, “If we do not stop to help the people of Iraq, what will happen to them?” What will happen to the tens of thousands of starving and dehydrated orphan children lying on the streets of Baghdad?
Hackers Crack the Voting Machine Black Box Code (tags)
An ongoing question first publicly floated by the Collier Brothers and their Book "VoteScam" has been just how honest, or dishonest, are our elections? With the advent of Electronic Voting Machines with no Paper Trail the question has become even more relevant.
Rise of the Apologists (tags)
Apparently the more natural function of public intellectuals, at least most of them, is to explain the ways of power to the uninformed and perhaps unthinking public at large ? or in more cynical terms, to serve as apologists for those in power. In the wake of a certain amount of criticism of the Bush administration over the issues of "weapons of mass destruction" ? a misnomer from the get-go in that it lumps nuclear weapons with chemical and biological weapons that are difficult to use tactically and create less actual mass destruction than some artillery barrages ? Bush apologists are coming out of the woodwork.
All American Lies (tags)
From Sammy Sosa to George Bush, America becomes a synonim for lies.
Who Is Running al-Qaeda? (tags)
But who runs al-Qaeda? Back in the 1980s, al-Qaeda was part of the U.S. intelligence operation in Afghanistan. When did the U.S. stop running al-Qaeda?
Why do they exaggerate? (tags)
The media NEVER challenges any statistic that promotes the myth of AIDS as an epidemic no matter how exaggerated it is. Billboards, articles and tv commercials cite figures that have no basis is fact whatsoever.
PBS does it again - BE AFRAID AMERICA (tags)
BE AFRAID AMERICA, BE VERY AFRAID!
Epidemic of Exaggerations (tags)
Why does the AIDS Estiblishment continue to lie to us about this non-epidemic? Is AIDS simply a way of detering people from causal sex and maintaining conformity?
War and Education (tags)
Thomas Jefferson, in framing the Constitution, felt that in order for our Republic to function effectively and protect our freedoms, it was essential that we educate every citizen so that they could question those in power.
William Mandel, American Dissident (tags)
"If you think that I am going to cooperate with this collection of Judases, of men who sit there in violation of the United States Constitution, if you think I will cooperate with you in any manner whatsoever, you are insane!" From William Mandel’s 1960 testimony before HUAC
I Should not be allowed to say the following things about America (tags)
As Americans, we have a right to question our government and its actions. However, while there is a time to criticize, there is also a time to follow in complacent silence. And that time is now.
Enough Rope (tags)
How much more leeway regarding international law does Bush really have?
Interview with Sabah Khodada, Who Worked at Salman Pak (tags)
Sabah Khodada was a captain in the Iraqi army from 1982 to 1992. He worked at what he describes as a highly secret terrorist training camp at Salman Pak (see Khodada‘s hand-drawn map of the camp), an area south of Baghdad. In this translated interview, conducted in association with The New York Times on Oct. 14, 2001, Khodada describes what went on at Salman Pak, including details on training hijackers. He emigrated to the U.S. in May 2001
Lawrence 'Ari' Fleisher Wants To 'Liberate' People With Arial Weapons Of Mass Destruction (tags)
Ari Fleisher defends Bush's 3,000 Weapons of Mass Destruction to be rained on Iraq in 48 hours. A UN report claims up to 100,000 Iraqi people will lose their lives. Is there sufficient reason for us to be killing this many people? And to maim a few 100,000 more?
Organize, Organize, Organize (tags)
An overview of the critically important relationship... between online activism and the explosive growth taking place in the peace movement; specifically, how the internet can serve to expand and enhance that growth, if we online activists promote the application of the various internet tools to the organizational tasks of the mass movement -and do so in an organized, coordinated way.
WAR MEDIA & MEDIA COVERAGE (tags)
With most of the mainstream media having joined the march towards war, individual critics and the alternative media have begun to strike back.
Clinton's last memo (tags)
Clinton's memo to the Arab people
The Soft Bigotry of the Teacher's Union (tags)
Interesting differences in resources for parents. http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110002943
Breaking the Silence on the Israel Lobby (tags)
I placed much of the blame for the escalation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the actions of the organized American Jewish community and by individual Jews working independently who over the years have successfully stifled, intimidated, and marginalized critics of Israeli policies.
In These Times (tags)
What has the nation become
Anarcho-Leninist 'Debate on the State' is picking up steam (tags)
If another world is possible--then why can't anyone describe it in a way that is realistic? What is our vision of the future? Competing ideas exist among progressive activists. How do we sort out what is correct and overcome the "crisis of theory" that has paralyzed the movement for a better world? Our future world needs us to create today calm, scientific debate that is open to all activists. It is now happening ... The "Anarcho-Leninist Debate on the State" is beginning to take shape and attract talent ...
Miss World pageant highlights terrible conitions of masses in Nigeria (tags)
Ethnic conflicts in Nigeria
Reasons for hating Israel (tags)
Not GOOD reasons. . . just reasons. Are we really "all Palestinians"??? By Daniel Prager.
War By Deception (tags)
Mossad and the FBI list of 9-11 Suspects
[PFMPE] Leaders Fit For Fools (tags)
Here we stand, willing victims of a system which not long ago collapsed the world's "economies."
Who IS the enemy here? A call for action. (tags)
Trent Lott unwittingly put his finger right on it.
Who IS the enemy here? A call for action. (tags)
Trent Lott unwittingly put his finger right on it.
Push polling for the Bush admin on MSNBC.com (tags)
MSNBC has a poll up today that seems designed to ensure that they'll get more votes for Bush's position on welfare. I hate these online polls, but I voted on this one and sent a message to MSNBC about the horribly slanted wording. I'd encourage other people to do the same.
Two Sides of the Road (tags)
Israeli embassy on Thurs July 25, a protest was called by LA Jews for a Just Peace and other orgs and individuals sympathetic to the Palestinians. It was in response to the latest Israeli bombings in Gaza. The other side was present across the road.
Islam rejecting globalization - and Jews and Israel (tags)
[...] It bears mention that not just Islamic extremists, but also leftist movements' activities in the west against globalization rely on a strident anti-Israeli ideology which periodically lapses into outright demonstrations of anti-Semitism. For instance, Becker reports that in many anti-globalization rallies protesters carry placards that compare Israel to Nazi Germany [...]
Question for anarchist around palestinian statehood (tags)
Will the Real Paranoids Please Raise Their Hands? (tags)
Those who question the official expalnation of what happened 9/11, its precedents and aftermath, are called "conspiracy theorists". Those who don't question are called "patriots". Who is really paranoid? Butler Shaffer explains...
OH! THE SURREALITY OF IT ALL (tags)
Who said who said?
Cuba and International Terrorism (11-6-2001) (tags)
A comprehensive and fully documented 14,000 word exposition of why Cuba cannot be labeled a state sponsor of international terrorism.
Dear "Their Not American" - Mr. President Bush, (tags)
Are you really as afraid and naive as you sound? One question Mr. President Bush - and one question only: If those terrorists were Canadian, European, or Australian; would the United States of America declare WAR on one of those countries? Or would the "criminals" and their "co-conspirators" be arrested?
The origins and variants of fascism (tags)
Long before it became possible to speak of fascism Marxists considered the question of what new political features would be associated with the transition of free competition capitalism to monopoly capitalism. The question was — what political changes would take place when the economic basis of bourgeois society changed?
IS THE CIA BEHIND THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN THE USA ? (tags)
When there is a terrorist attack in a country, the first question has to be : « Is the State of this country behind this terrorist attack ? »
Community Forum: On The Question Of Police Brutality (tags)
Stop The Militarization Of Our Community Community Forum: On The Question Of Police Brutality
Channel 8 Repoporter asks a good question? (tags)
Drawing of a local NBC reporter asking a good question
Channel 8 Repoporter asks a good question? (tags)
Drawing of an NBC reporter asking a good question
Oh No Not Another Coverup "Senators Criticize the F.B.I. Over McVeigh Documents (tags)
"Any kind of failure at the F.B.I., anything that happens at the F.B.I. that calls into question something they did or failed to do, leads to a lot of mistrust with the American people," said Senator Richard C. Shelby, a Republican from Alabama and chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, after his panel met in a closed session with Louis J. Freeh, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Who trusts these people anyways?
Minister arrested for contempt of court in Butler trial (tags)
Pastor Ron Gibson refused to answer a question, asked by the prosecutor, and was placed in handcuffs and taken to jail, the latest witness in the prosecution of Bernell Butler.
what is democracy? (tags)
what is a democracy? an investigation into american representative democracy on the eve of another election.
PRESS CONFERENCE about arrests at the Rampart District Police Station (tags)
Press Conference with Commander Kalish of the LAPD that was held while prostesters were being arrested across the street for blocking a public building.