fix articles 24985, democratic society
BURN THE BALLOT 2012 (tags)
What are doing the day before the "election". On Monday, November 5th, members of the Burn the Ballot Caucus of Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), allied activists and disgruntled voters will burn presidential ballots to draw attention to the fact that there is no democracy in the US and to say we will not, once again, go quietly into the polls!
BTL:Obama Sends Mixed Messages in Speech on Future of Afghan War (tags)
Interview with Tom Hayden, former California legislator, activist and co-founder of Students for a Democratic Society, conducted by Scott Harris
For a Human Revolution - MDS Statement on the Occupy Movement (tags)
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) issues statement of solidarity. Suggests demands that draw on the past, while looking to the future.
[Strategy!:] The Occupy Movement Needs a Good Fight (tags)
The Occupy Movement Needs a Good Fight "Power concedes nothing without a demand." - Frederick Douglass In a movement based on general anger about inequality and the domination of big banks, it becomes difficult to focus the rage into something concrete. For many Occupiers, being concrete is a mere distraction, meant to shift the movement into something 'less radical,” since their targets — big banks and inequality — are at the root of the problem. Why mess with the tree when you could go for the roots? But, as any tree-removal worker will tell you, the tree comes first, then the roots. The roots cannot be the immediate goal of the Occupy movement because pulling them out would require tens of millions of hands, and the vast majority of working people are not yet directly involved in the movement, though many of them are giving approving nods from a distance. Bringing these more distant people into the movement requires they be given a good reason to join. And although a general anti-1% sentiment sounds appealing to the 99%, a struggle to win worker-friendly demands can help pull these people into the streets.
BTL:Veteran Civil Rights and Anti-War Organizer Tom Hayden Assesses the Power of the Occup (tags)
Interview with Tom Hayden, former California legislator, activist and founder of Students for a Democratic Society, conducted by Scott Harris
MDS STATEMENT on "Stop The Machine, Create a New World" (October2011) (tags)
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) reports on the October2011 organizing effort. Calls for dialogue in the face of abuses.
RIP: America's Anti-War Movement (tags)
FBI Repression: Nine More Subpoenaed - Call for J25 Actions (tags)
Twenty three anti-war, social justice activists - mainly from Minneapolis and Chicago, have received subpoenas demanding that they testify before a Grand Jury on January 25th about their political activities. Many are refusing to comply. Coordinated protests are set in many cities across the country on the day of the Grand Jury proceedings.
Veteran Activist Tom Hayden Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Veteran activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden came to the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest November 4 to talk about the "Long War," a doctrine used by America's military that suggests the U.S. will be at war against militant Islam for 60 to 80 years and Afghanistan and Iraq are merely "theatres" in this war. He also talked about the recent midterm elections and the frustration of white voters, especially white men, at the failure of either the Republicans or the Democrats to improve their lives.
October-November 2010 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)
In This Issue: 1) Obama Declines to Push Immigration Reform 2) Deportations of Immigrants Hit Record High 3) NLG Emergency Hotline 4) FBI Harassments of Anti-War Activists 5) DREAM Act Debates 6) Fall Calendar of Actions 7) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!
Obama's Justice Dept Attacks Peace Groups as "Terrorist" (tags)
Under Democrat Harry Truman, it was the Communist bogeyman that was used to destroy the Left that had built the labor movement; today Democrat Barack Obama uses the terrorist bogeyman to try to destroy the peace movement, both actions for the same goals: To maximize the profits of the capitalist class. Here is the news from Twin Cities and Chicago Indymedia of FBI terrorism across the country.
MDS WORKSHOP-MEETING at the US SOCIAL FORUM (tags)
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) hosts workshop-meeting at US Social Forum in Detroit, June 24th.
Protest The Use of Full Body Scanners (and other hyper "secuirty" measures) (tags)
Say NO to virtual strip searches! Fight the racist targeting of certain "terrorist-prone countries"! Resist the fearmongering and hysteria!
A Science of Intuition (tags)
(Commentaries on Science, Religion, Spiritualism, Politics and The Resource Based Economy)
CONSTITUTION ADOPTED; MOVEMENT FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (MDS) IS BORN (tags)
Organizers ratify Constitution, launch agenda, begin global movement for radical democracy anew.
LA antiwar projects- interviews and surveys (tags)
The new issue of LA based Journal of Aesthetics and Protest is now out. Subtled "Theory in Three Acts" it contains three editorial sections and has a bunch of articles on Los Angeles based activist and art projects. Section 2 focuses on Anti-war art and activist Projects
Anti-war march challenges McCain on last day of RNC (tags)
On the final day of the RNC, at the "No Peace for the Warmakers" march, the crowd was repeatedly tear gassed, 396 arrested as police pull out all stops to prevent anti-war march from reaching Xcel Center
Fascistic New Normal in St. Paul (tags)
August 29, St. Paul, Minnesota. Police in full riot gear raided the “RNC Welcoming Committee” (which described itself as “an anarchist/anti-authoritarian organizing body preparing for the 2008 Republican National Convention”) This raid, referred to in the media as a “pre-emptive strike,” marked the beginning of a weekend of terror and intimidation brought down by the state on activists, organizers, protestors, and journalists throughout the four-day span of the Republican National Convention.
A Thousand Spirited Protesters Fill Streets of Austin (tags)
A Second-Line style music parade on Feb. 15, 2008 in Austin, Texas expressing opposition to the War in Iraq drew over 1,000 musician and activists.
NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION (tags)
NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION Anti-Gentrification Events Throughout LA 3/3-3/9/08
Dog Day Afternoon in Austin (tags)
Lively theater action in Austin on Feb. 15, organized by MDS/Austin as part of Iraq Moratorium, finds demonstrators dressed as dogs in an effort to "Curb Corn Dog Cornyn" -- Sen. John Cornyn (R, Texas), President Bush's loyal lap dog.
Iraq Moratorium: Calling out the dogs (tags)
Iraq Moratorium #6 on Friday, Feb. 15, prompts scores of actions , including manyt in LA area, calling for an end to the war.
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL! First National Convergence of the Movement for a Democratic Society (tags)
It was a hectic week for activists in Chicago. There was the Select Media Festival, a Teaching for Social Justice Conference, a SNCC commemoration, the Humanities festival, a National Convention to End the Death Penalty, and Bob Brown’s law-suit against the corporations. Not least, the Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) held its first national convergence at Loyola University, from November 8 through 11 with the participation of the newly inspired SDS, Students for a Democratic Society.
Expulsions Dropped for Illinois HS Antiwar Students (tags)
Berwyn, IL 11/13/07: In an abrupt turn-around, School District 201 Superintendent Nowakowski takes expulsions off the table and sends most student protestors back to school tomorrow.
Anti-Authoritarian People of Color caucus at the School of the Americas (SOA) protest (tags)
CALLING ALL ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN / ANARCHIST PEOPLE OF COLOR (APOC) for an Anti-Authoritarian People of Color caucus at the convergence to Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC).
Oct 27 LA Peace March: Fund Human Needs Not Private Greed (tags)
The horrifying fires we have all witnessed in Southern California are a direct result of stealing our tax dollars from all social services at home and giving them to the war machine. Please turn your grief into action and join the October 27 peace march in Los Angeles at 12 Noon from Olympic & Broadway and March to downtown federal building.
Democrats: AWOL When It Mattered: Too Late, Too Little (tags)
In their first eleven months as a congressional majority, the Democrats show no progress toward fulfilling the campaign promises that won them votes from the antiwar majority last November.
Why is the antiwar movement so weak? (tags)
SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S. invasion was a mistake. Today, that figure stands at 58 percent.
On the Line in the Port of Oakland (tags)
Dockworkers honored a community picket line in the Port of Oakland on May 19, 2007, and the shipping operations of a war profiteer were shut down for two shifts. Cargo did not move at the SSA terminal that day. It takes only two lines to sum this up, but it took two months to prepare.
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award
Anti-war activists blocking military shipments to Iraq (tags)
It is time to move beyond marches and rallies if we are to stop the war
M20: Chicago Mobilizes Against the War (tags)
In January, representatives of over 90 antiwar and community organizations gathered to begin organizing the Chicago area's response to the 4th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq - a mass march on Michigan Ave. As the scene of the largest mass false arrest in Chicago history and an on-going free speech battle with the city, organizing for the right to march on Michigan Avenue was seen as a symbol of the ongoing battle to defend civil liberties in Chicago, and in the nation at large. This year's march will be preceded by walkouts and feeder marches from area high school and college campuses.
Pesante-EFJP Los Angeles Remembers Mendiola Massacre (tags)
Filipinos and their solidarity allies militantly remembered the 20th year of the Mendiola Massacre of January 22, 1987, solemnly paid tribute to the 820 victims of political killings in the Philippines and reaffirmed their solidarity to the people’s struggle in the Philippines last night, January 22, 2007 at Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.
Pesante-EFJP Los Angeles Remembers Mendiola Massacre 20th Year and Political Killing Vict (tags)
Filipinos and their solidarity allies militantly remembered the 20th year of the Mendiola Massacre of January 22, 1987, solemnly paid tribute to the 820 victims of political killings in the Philippines and reaffirmed their solidarity to the people’s struggle in the Philippines last night, January 22, 2001 at Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery in Historic Filipino town, Los Angeles. Scores of Filipino Americans and their solidarity allies held a 20-minute ecumenical service led by Rev. Frs. Joe Tronco, Dennis and Rene De Guzman. A 12-minute short film “ The Golf War” explaining the situation of the Philippine peasantry was also shown.
Brazil: Happy New Year! (tags)
Reestablished the republic, we do not have doubt that 2007 will be a great year for all Brazilians and that we'll be able to be much more useful to the international community.
Invocation to the democratic forces of the world-wide society. (tags)
Do support Brazilian people, our president Luís Inácio Lula Da Silva, the National Congress and Brazilian Judiciary in our fight so that the national budget pass to be applied in headings foreseen in the law and not deviated to guarantee the delirious enrichment of bankers and moneylenders in damage of the most sacred interests of the nation.
Mr. President Luís Inácio Lula Da Silva, (tags)
Brazilian entrepreneurs, workers and unemployeds, we need workmanships, projects and initiatives that multiply chances, wages, jobs and businesses, and this will not happen in desirable speed while the Union to spend, as in the year of 2006, 490 billion
JOHN BROWN CAUCUS of SDS/MDS on the NYPD Murder-Shooting (tags)
The John Brown Caucus of SDS/MDS says FIGHT STATE RACISM! STOP THE MURDERS!
Brazil: Supreme Federal Court. Too Slow...Why? (tags)
Now the organization "Brazilian Citizens for a Democratic Society" promises prosecute the ministers for billions of "reais" in harms caused to millions of brazilian consumers.
Permanent Goodbye to US (tags)
"Sometimes you get your best light from a burning bridge" - Don Henley, "My Thanksgiving" CARACAS - It was about a week before I left the United States forever that I watched Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. tell Charlie Rose something all of us already know in our hearts. "Today," he said, "the United States is hated around the world far worse than it was at the height of the Vietnam War." I remember the Vietnam War. I will never forget it.
December 17 Anti-War Protest Vigil (tags)
Join us for a Protest Vigil to "Stop the War & Bring the Troops Home in Time for the Holidays!"
Miguel Contreras Remembered (tags)
Today we mourn the death of Miguel Contreras, a major figure in the Los Angeles and national trade union movement, who died suddenly last Friday of a heart attack. Miguel was the Secretary-Treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor—that is, its executive director, field general, chief strategist and tactician.
Vietnam and Cuba - Thirty Years After Liberation (tags)
Thirty years ago today Vietnam fell...into the hands of the Vietnamese. Actually, it was taken by the Vietnamese after decades of struggle. Cuba was there to support Vietnam all the way. A discussion of Vietnam and Cuba's links to it.
March 19th, 2005 (tags)
What to Do if the FBI Drops By Your Home or Office (tags)
US Government's COINTELPRO - Still Undead The stinking corpse of the FBI's infamous "Counter-Intelligence Program", or COINTELPRO, which was used from the 1940s through the 1970s against Communists, Anarchists, Civil Rights Activists and sundry other decent working-class militants, and which was "allegedly" discontinued in 1971, is fully risen from the grave once again.
What's Behind the Attacks on the RCP and What's at Stake (tags)
On September 27, 2001, only 16 days after the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, the Washington Times ran an article entitled "Communists, Go Home." Ostensibly in response to a long-planned Washington mobilization against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund by forces in the anti- globalization movement, this article was a very clear call to put communists in the government's crosshairs immediately after 9/11.
UPDATE on Gov. Schwarzenegger's visit to Huntington Beach this Friday! (tags)
Greet Governor Schwarzenegger in Huntington Beach this Friday evening as he mingles with the superrich of Orange County to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars for the re-election campaign of his close friend, Republican Congressman Dana "Talibanman" Rohrabacher!*
Candlelight Vigil & March, 1/13/04 @ 5:30 pm, Santa Ana, CA (tags)
Candlelight Vigil and March to bring the troops home now and end the occupations!
Candlelight Vigil and March, 01/13/04 @ 5:30 p.m., Santa Ana, CA (tags)
Candlelight Vigil and March to bring the troops home now and end the occupations!
Watch List or Witch Hunt? (tags)
In 1962, a national security “watch list,” issued by the FBI, red-flagged all materials coming from Puerto Rico of an anti-American or pro-Soviet nature, peace groups going from the U.S. to the Soviet Union...
Anti Defamation League (ADL) #7 (tags)
Freedom of Information Act records show that the ADL played a major role in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s co/intell/pro racial matters' and white hate groups' operations targeting the civil rights movement as well as its opponents.
Candlelight Vigil & March @ 5:30 P.M., 1/13/04, Santa Ana, CA (tags)
Bring the troops home now and end the occupations!
Candlelight Vigil & March in Santa Ana on Tuesday, January 13th, 2004 @ 5:30 P.M. (tags)
Bring the Troops Home Now! End the Occupations!
"The Weather Underground" opens Friday at NuArt (tags)
On Friday, an award-winning new documentary about the radical splinter group of Students for a Democratic Society opens at NuArt.
"The Weather Underground" opens 8/29 at NuArt (tags)
On Friday, 8/29, "The Weather Underground" opens at the NuArt Theater.
The Myth of McCarthyism (tags)
Broken Clock Leftist fifth column trash love that word "McCarthyism", almost as much as their other buzzwords. You know like racist, fascist, homophobe, xenophobe, ad nauseam...
*The Weather Underground* opens 7/25 in SF (tags)
On Friday, 7/25 in San Francisco, a compelling new documentary about the rise and fall of the infamous U.S. radicals whose goal was the violent overthrow of the U.S. gov't opens at the Castro Theater.
Oxy Petroleum: War for Oil in Colombia (tags)
Occidental Petroleum Faces Lawsuit for Its Role in Massacre in Colombia Plaintiff Questions CEO at the Company’s Annual Meeting
"Fight the Power, Build the Power" Tour hits Los Angeles in March (tags)
A national speaking tour addressing the fight against white supremacy hits Los Angeles this March.