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boris johnson didin´t win shit (tags)
Impeaching a President and Impeachment and Corruption (tags)
Resisting "corruption" has occupied the American republic since its origin-along with the search for "virtuous leaders." The impeachment process was understood as a remedy for corruption. The violation of the people's trust is the reason for removal from office.
The Shortwave Report 12/29/17 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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
Republicans against the Poor and the Sick (tags)
The US is experiencing a dramatic deterioration of its public health. President Trump is now trying to make the ACA "implode" through decrees. The insured are reacting to their higher premiums. A series of states have filed actions against the decrees.
107 More Groups Oppose Neil Gorsuch (tags)
107 women's, labor, civil rights, abolition of death penalty, gay and other groups join the mass movement opposing Neil Gorsuch
President Trump - We are Witnesses of a Turn of an Era (tags)
Trump manageed to stage himself as a candidate who waged a crusade against the political establishment. Does politics only give more to the top 1% and lose sight of the remaining 99%. Insulting voters is not competence.
2 Groups Representing Less Than 1/4 Of Americans Control Entire Supreme Court (tags)
It's time to end the lifetime appointments of Supreme Court justices.and to institute direct elections, 1 justice each year.
Too big to fail (tags)
Your country is ruled by drugs.
KPFK and Pacifica are runniing aground...more, again.... (tags)
KPFK and Pacifica are in a dangerous places, again. Careful. Here is a summary below reposted from the original writer's site. Visit there for more news stories also. And comment there as well.
Polls Indicate Americans Want Term Limits For Supreme Court Justices (tags)
Should five unelected people sitting on the bench for the rest of their lives have the power to quash the will of hundreds of millions of Americans?
KPFK needs your VOTE ! or lose it. (tags)
KPFK and Pacifica Elections must meet a very minimum quorum/ amount of voters who Vote and participate, or the expenses [about $25,000?] are wasted and same-old Board members happily stay stuck in place, out of legitimate time but clinging to power-positions. so VOTE if you qualify for their minimum contribution made this [fiscal] year. Call to inquire for more info at 818-985-2711 day hrs. or see www.KPFK.org for minimum info there.
Business As Usual Triumphs in Greek Election (tags)
Something to chew on about people coming here [usa] (tags)
A handful of nations are the majority of legal visa recipients to USA cities where the majority of legal immigrants find jobs and housing. Other countries cannot be given legal visas.Money transfers are a major prop up for some countries with money transfers being the top 5
KPFK and Pacifica- woes unrelenting... (tags)
We in LA all wish to report or hear or write better news of improvements, less begging for more and more monies on air, less internal confusion and conflicts, and financial stability and ethics.....but ... not yet, or if ever possible is unknown...
The Pacifica Radio Network and "local control" (tags)
SaveKPFA are the majority caucus on the elected KPFA Local Station Board (LSB). Their delegates to the Pacifica National Board (PNB) are also in the majority there. "Local control" has always been a main plank of their platform, but in February, the PNB cast a vote that seemed to institutionalize the exact opposite.
KPFK is an integral part of Pacifica... problems infect our LA station. (tags)
KPFK is an integral part of Pacifica... problems infect our LA station. Indymedia appears to be the only site where updates and iinformation-sharing on what is happening on extentions of what is OUR RADIO station - paid for by subscribers/ stakeholders ! - KPFK. The dearth of access, transparency and discussion in LA anywhere on line speaks to the secrecy and denial with impunity that is occuring daily in our radio sphere, while demanding more and more $$$$ from us ...or else.. here is more to learn, ask, share and perhaps even to get involved in any ways possible - including attending the confict-full, argumentative, and uncourteous harrangues at the Local Station Board on March 22, 1 pm in WLA See KPFK.org for details, under 'events'.
Ethical human rights will not only turn America around but take it forward. (tags)
Mitch McConnell the presumptive leader of the Republicans who recently won a majority in the US Senate said that there is now a race to turn America around. In my view, ethical human rights will not only turn it around but take it forward.
Sham Bahraini Elections (tags)
Republicans win 52% majority. (tags)
Republicans will need help from some Democrats to reach a 2/3 vote.
Updating chaotic crumblings at Pacifica - affects KPFK too. (tags)
Events continue in the higher levels of a mixed-up Pacifica Fdtn with who is in charge and who is not and who has authority and who claims what. With most in Los Angeles not extending to keep up with details as others derail and destroy what was before a ‘radical’ variety of programming at KPFK, along with it’s sponsors, here are reposted excerpts to both advise, inform, and urge activism in any form an Indy reader will dare to help the mess from spilling over and out into KPFK and so into our lives here. Fuller information is available at the links provided here. Note that excerpts are for *Relevant Clarification * and those that may be pertinent how KPFK in LA is affected by what else is currently being disputed, declared and not questioned. The many detracting claims and counterclaims affect the operations and functionings of Pacifica Fdtn and it’s 5 stations, More specific detailed info can be read in the entire articles/ reports written by Tracy Rosenberg at the links included at facebook: “United for Community Radio KPFA “. Though the stories appear to emphasize the sibling station in Berkeley KPFA, the results affect our Local KPFK radio station 90.7 FM in LA equally, even when our station's ID is ignored in their stories. It was our own KPFK prior GM who was laddered Up into Pacifica's interim Exe Director position, but by Berkeley's group and it was not even discussed at the local KPFK LSB in April. Why ?
Summer Reese is the Pacifica Foundation’s Abe Lincoln (tags)
Is the Pacifica Foundation Board Trying to Dissolve the Foundation’s Five Station Union, Place Each Station’s Broadcast License under Local Ownership, Sell WBAI into the Commercial Marketplace and Distribute the Proceeds as "Endowments" to the Remaining 4 Stations?
Pacifica IS also KPFK, so let's not ignore what going on (tags)
Pacifica is struggling with who is it's new Executive Director with much dramatic flurries, acting outs, resistances, alliances, and stories barely coming out, even on internet. A few reports of happenings is being sent out to the 'rest of us' by Tracy Rosenberg, a former termed out PNB member. We here in LA are playing dumb and treated as if we were even dumber...muted actually. see her site for other stories and commentators too.
Egypt’s Revolution After the Smoke Clears (tags)
In times of crisis people strive for easy answers to complex situations. In Egypt this has resulted in absurdly digestible sound bites, where one side is labeled “good”(the Muslim Brotherhood), the other “bad” (the army), and the revolution as a whole is condemned as an atrocity. But the situation in Egypt is especially contradictory, and untying the social-political knots of the revolution requires avoiding pre-packaged catchphrases.
The Cup (R)money passes us (tags)
Remember the neoliberalism of Reaganomics was an ideology that is carried out from America in Germany-with all its consequences from deregulation of the banking sector and the labor market and the change from the market economy to market society up to rule of the financial sector.
Health Care and the Supremes (tags)
When the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act in late March, the vicious hostility of their comments signaled their intent not only to rule so-called "Obamacare" unconstitutional but to fundamentally recast the Court's jurisprudence. It's clear from the health-care hearings and from previous decisions like Citizens United that the Court's five-member Right-wing majority wants to return to the days before and during the New Deal when the Court quite consciously saw its mission as protecting the 1 percent by ruling any meaningful attempt at regulating the economy unconstitutional.
Obama's Defense of Strip Searching for Traffic Violations (tags)
The US Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that guards can strip search and visually inspect the body cavities of people arrested for minor offenses who are admitted into a jail’s general population is based largely on arguments contained in the amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief filed in the case on behalf of the Obama administration.
The great austerity war (tags)
The great austerity war: what caused the US deficit crisis and who should pay to fix it? The right-wing coalition has been so successful over recent decades that the long-run challenges facing the country today are daunting.
San Diegans Rally Against Citizens United Decision (tags)
Though the original location had to be changed when agents of the Department of Homeland Security blocked off the original one, San Diegans nonetheless held a rally January 20 against the Citizens United decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, which opened the floodgates for even more corporate influence over American politics and elections.
[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.
Tea Party America and How to Fight It (tags)
The recent debate in Washington, D.C. over raising the debt ceiling has underscored just how totally the radical Right in general and the "Tea Party" in particular have taken over America's political debate and the economic and social consciousness of a majority of Americans. The remnant of a Left that still survives in America can only fight back if it first realizes, like a rehab patient, that we've "hit bottom" and then musters the kind of internal and external discipline it will take to mount an effective counter-attack. Instead of critiquing ourselves in public, we need to settle our differences behind closed doors, present an image of rock-solid unity to the outside world and get rid once and for all of the insanity of "consensus decision-making."
Public Workers’ Struggle Is Our Struggle (tags)
Though it ended in a setback when the Republican majority in the Wisconsin state legislature used legally dubious tactics to ram the bill through anyway, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s plan to strip his state’s public workers of the right to form unions and bargain collectively has engendered nationwide resistance from America’s increasingly embattled working class. Tens of thousands of people from Wisconsin and elsewhere flooded Madison, the state capital, and occupied the capitol building to protest Walker’s policies, and the Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate left the state for three weeks to deny Walker and the Republicans the votes they needed to eviscerate the state’s union movement. America’s working and middle classes need to stand strong and fight back in the face of these efforts by the corporate and radical Right to deny the non-rich any voice whatsoever in America’s politics.
The Ostrich Strategy (tags)
The word crisis describes a turning point where a decision about direction must be made. A dramatic turning point where business as usual is not an option does not correspond to our picture of an ordered world.
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.
Uncovered Conspiracy to Screw Up Sites Like Indymedia (tags)
Ever wonder who these assholes are who go onto leftist sites like Indymedia and spew their ranting, insulting, mental-rapist garbage? They were paid for and trained by some rich conservatives.
Venezuela Votes (tags)
Chavez wins a parliamentary majority
KARL ROVE CLAIMS PRESIDENT BUSH JR HAS RENAMED HIS $750 BILLION PONZI BAILOUT *TARP~GATE* (tags)
WE HEARD THIS day THAT WANT 2 BE POLITICO NY ELITE BILKLIONAIRE MEG WHITMAN IS NOW TAKING SPANISH LESSONS FROM SENOR PRESIDENT BUSH JR. 2 SHOW ALL us little voting Americans in California HOW REAL PUBLIC RELATIONS IS DONE WITHOUT THROWING TONS OF MONEY AROUND TO PROVE ONES POINT ?
BTL:Poll Finds Majority of Americans Support Limiting Corporate Spending in Election Campa (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
The Great Bi-Partisan Deception (tags)
Some cancer is too aggressive even for chemotherapy. The US political system is infected with such a disease; and we may be witnessing the first death spasms. In a country ravaged by war and economic crisis, with tens of millions of people suffering, politicians are capable of doing absolutely nothing to help ordinary people. The only two “achievements” of the Democrat’s super majority in the Senate — over the course of five months — were an ineffectual stimulus package and a “surge” of troops in Afghanistan.
The Sierra Madre Anarchist Picnic (From an Organizer's Perspective) (tags)
From the LA Anarchist Weekly Blog:
The President's Leadership Challenge: A Call to Bold Action (tags)
"Mr. President, there has never been any doubt you are a brilliant orator. And it is also clear that nothing you have said will cause the Republicans in the Senate to break their stranglehold on progress, using threats of filibusters to destroy the majority rule that is the hallmark ..."
The Origins of Modern Socialism (tags)
The specter of socialism is again haunting the minds of the corporate elite, from the Americas to Europe and beyond. This, after decades of pro-capitalist campaigning from the corporate media, which has always confused “capitalism” with “freedom.” But of course freedom and democracy cannot exist alongside tremendous inequalities of wealth — or next to corporations wielding absolute power over elections and governments.
The Process Continues (tags)
In 2008 after the national elections and all the votes were tallied everyone presumed Democrats had a strong position in Washington. Their candidate Barack Obama won the White House with a solid showing that November. They ended up with a huge majority in the House of Representatives. These two things were healthy and an upbeat sign for those who voted for change in Congress.
Labor board OKs 2,300 Kaiser professionals to quit SEIU and join NUHW (tags)
Ruling by federal government ends nine months of obstruction by SEIU officials
SEIU blocks ballot count in workers' first union election (tags)
Faced with third win in three weeks by independent union, SEIU officials try union-busting
Who Should Hold the Power? (tags)
The Supreme Court decision on September 18th reversing spending limit legislation was a great step forward for corporations. They have been restricted from investing from their general funds in political campaigns. This means they now can contribute hundreds of millions per company to whichever candidate, party or campaign they wish. They once bore the shackles damning them to relatively level footing with normal citizens, but no more.
Israel to set up slave colony in West Bank (tags)
And it's about time the Arab nations got behind this.
Juaneno DIs-enrollment by RIvera Group (tags)
Natives always have to give some kind of proof they are Indigenous.
The Silent Majority Squeaks (tags)
It promised to be a revolution in the making.
Call Sen. Feinstein to Demand Support of Employee Free Choice Act (tags)
Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein(Cal), Harry Reid (NV), Ben Nelson (NEB), Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln (both Arkansas), Mary Landrieu (Louisiana) and Mark Udall (Colorado) are working hard to help the Republicans defeat the labor legislation, the Employee Free Choice Act. Call 1-866-207-2060 to be connected to your Senator free of charge to tell them that to oppose the EFCA as it is now is to be anti-labor, which means they are running for immediate retirement. California ZIP codes will be connected to Sen. Feinstein's office.
U.S. Senate and House Introduce Employee Free Choice Act ( EFCA ). SPFPA at the Forefront (tags)
Today is one of those defining moments in history as we introduce legislation that puts power back into the hands of the people who are truly the backbone of this economy.
Commentary: State Supreme Court Hears Prop. 8 Cases (tags)
Not everything that is unjust is therefore unconstitutional. That's the lesson the progressive community should learn from the California Supreme Court's oral hearings on Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage recently approved by a narrow majority of California voters. Instead of relying on the courts to secure our rights, we should be doing education, direct action and other tactics to win majority support for equality.
The California Budget and Class War (tags)
On February 19, the California legislature, after weeks of wrangling, passed a special budget to address the historically high $42 billion deficit. It represents an unadulterated washout for working people who are attacked on almost every front by the Democratic Party, which controls a broad majority in the legislature.
American Politics: The 2-Party System Still Hurts Americans (tags)
It took at least one decade to get the U.S. into such dire economic straits.
The Newest Union-Busters opposing the Employee Free Choice Act (tags)
Today House Majority Leader Adam Hasner (R) and Sen. Garrett Richter (R) become the Newest Union-Busters opposing the Employee Free Choice Act
The First Phase Needed in Passing the Employee Free Choice Act is to Overturn the NLRB (tags)
Card Check Ruling on Dana-Metaldyne.
Asbestos Violations – Every Worker Counts, and It’s About Time! (tags)
A new Federal OSHA rule embodies the spirit of the new Obama administration which we hope will return OSHA to a focus on protecting the health and safety of workers.
THE ROAD TO HELL... (tags)
The road to hell (in Venice) is lined with "Permit Parking Only" signs and completely devoid of any "good intentions"!
Obama’s Campaign Promises and the Laws of Capitalism (tags)
Throughout his campaign, Obama made repeated overtures to working people. He talked about job creation, a tax cut for the middle class, health care, education, the rescinding of the lavish tax cuts for the rich, clean energy, facilitating unionization, and the elimination of the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy for gays in the military. One got the distinct impression when he was campaigning that Obama was oriented to helping ordinary working people, who are now struggling to pay their bills, not the rich.
Employee Free Choice (tags)
Unions grew under card check, and shrank under secret ballots.
Myth vs. Reality: The REALITY is the Employee Free Choice Act Helps American Workers (tags)
As more and more working Americans struggle to make ends meet, the ability to form a union is key to the economic stability, health, and well-being of American families. Union workers’ median weekly earnings are 30 percent higher than those of non-union workers, union workers are 63 percent more likely to have employer-sponsored health insurance, and union workers are 77 percent more likely to have short-term disability benefits. According to a recent poll, nearly 60 percent of Americans would join a union if they could. (AFL-CIO, “The Union Difference: Union Advantage by the Numbers.”)
Senate boosts wilderness protection across US (tags)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress.
Workers Understand Democracy, Say Pass Employee Free Choice Act (tags)
Almost eight in 10 Americans support legislation that would make it easier for workers to join or organize labor unions, according to a new national survey from Peter D. Hart and Associates released this week.
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.
Massive Movement Erupts in Opposition to Proposition 8 (tags)
Ex-slave and Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas famously observed that power cedes nothing without struggle. The history of civil rights movements in this country also demonstrate that even the most fundamental democratic gains are temporary at best without vigilant struggle that can potentially challenge the power of the rulers against the ruled. Nothing has ever been gained and secured by simply relying on the institutions of the state and its politicians. Any implementation of progressive measures on their part has only been the product of independent mass mobilizations that have kept their forces in the streets until the sought after gains were won. We have again been reminded of this by the recent passage of Proposition 8 in California, a bigoted mean-spirited ballot measure aimed at denying gays and lesbians the fundamental democratic right to marry whom they wish. Last June, after decades of constant organizing, educating, and protesting on the part of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people and their supporters, the California Supreme Court was compelled to legalize same sex marriages. The purpose of Proposition 8 was to overturn this gain, leaving 18,000 same sex marriages performed in California since June in question. However, social movements aren't like films that can be run backwards and then replayed in the exact same way. The narrow victory of Proposition 8 (52% against, 48% opposed) has resulted in the opposite of its intended effect. It has re-energized the struggle for LGBT rights to a major degree, so that many are calling this movement “Stonewall II” after that inaugural rebellious act of the modern U.S. gay rights movement fighting for their rights in 1969.
Massive Movement Erupts to Overturn Proposition 8 (tags)
March on Sacramento! Demand that Marriage Licenses Continue to Be Issued in All Counties in California! Demand the Immediate Overturn of Prop. 8!
Racists are No Longer in the Majority (tags)
In a nation founded on genocide and then built on the backs of slaves, it was an unexpected moment, shocking in its simpliicty: Barack Obama, a good man, a black man, said he would bring change to Washington and the majority of the country liked that idea.
How Much Democracy is Left? (tags)
Politics no longer determines the econmy; the mammoth econmy defines politics. The US has long been a plutocracy instead of a democracy and has prescribed this system of capital rule for the whole world. Capital rule is always central rule
Debunking the food crisis (tags)
After decades of liberalization and globalization which was supposed to bring prosperity for the majority, how is it that the vast majority of people are impoverished? We don't need more globalization but less of it.
The conspiracy to divide Bolivia must be denounced (tags)
The process of changes in favor of the Bolivian majority is at risk of being brutally restrained
Kosovo: A New Nation State Is Born (tags)
It only took the ethnic Albanians 50 years to become the majority and gain independence
The Reconstruction Party: A New Political Development (tags)
There is a new political party on the horizon that is attempting to offer working class Blacks, working people in general, and the poor an alternative to the two capitalist parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. Stunned by how little has been done by either capitalist party for anyone who was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans – other than the rich and powerful – the Reconstruction Party was officially launched on September 2 of this year. As a first step, the Party is running Malcolm Suber for City Council in New Orleans. Suber is a former textile worker and auto worker and member of the UAW, and has been active in labor struggles since moving to New Orleans, especially around union organizing. He was a founding member and national organizer of the People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight Coalition, a broad coalition of grassroots groups organized around the demand for the reconstruction of New Orleans under community control. In part, this movement is a response to the ruthless policies implemented by the ruling class in New Orleans. Taking full advantage of the helpless situation of many working people, especially the Black majority of New Orleans, the capitalists have pressed to privatize everything, including schools, health care, and prisons, while at the same time preventing the vast majority of those who were forced to leave from returning to their homes.
America Before a New "New Deal" (tags)
The laissez-faire capitalism as practiced in the US turned out to be a flop. The New Deal and the welfare state built by Roosevelt and his direct successors was systematically slandered, delegitimated and then destroyed.
The Neoliberal Catechism (tags)
Turning away from the state causes old age poverty and endangers life and limb.. The consequences of privatization are faded out in the US and Germany.. Defining freedom as only entrepreneurial freedom and freedom of capital can be easily veiled.
“There is No Apolitical Moment” – An interview with Majority Rules director Michael Burns (tags)
An interview with social justice filmmaker Michael Burns on his new series looking at how young people view democracy.
Majority of Americans helped the Bush Regime! (tags)
They did this by passively sitting back and letting the Bush Nazis denigrate and strip their historic rights from the US Constitution.
Veto of Peace (tags)
Bush's idea of compromise is "that the democrats do what he tells them." The budget law passed by the democratic majority in congress was tied tot he condition of a fixed plan for withdrawal from iraq.
Political conjunctions and Blurring definitions (tags)
A number of factors have recently formed a conjunction, which provided a new view of a popular ‘reality’. Whenever the flames of the terrorist ‘threat’ begin to wane convenient arrests are made that fan the embers back into flames of concern. Recent police raids in Sydney and Melbourne have resulted in the arrests of two Sri Lankan Tamils; “two men have appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on terrorism related charges,” ran the intro from one media outlet while another ran with, “men face terrorism charges after raids.” I’m sure we all get the drift but it should be noted that assistant commissioner to the Federal Police, Frank Prendergast, went to lengths "to make it clear that these men weren't involved in any possible attacks on Australian soil.” Well then, what?
A New Majority Of a New Illusion (tags)
An article about War, The Dem's, Impeachment, and Bush. Taken from issue #4 of The New Aeon Journal Official Publication of The New Aeon Socialist Movement
The Peoples’ Counter State of the Union Message (tags)
George W. Bush, the Liar-in-Chief, did his thing on Tuesday night, Jan. 23, 2007. He delivered another one of his so-called “State of the Union” messages to the Congress, on Capitol Hill. Outside the building, however, by the reflective pool, activists, like: Col. Ann Wright, Medea Benjamin, Jeffrey Milliard and Travis Morales, offered a true representation of the state of our nation. They demanded an end to the Iraqi War and bringing our troops home.
Philippines: Charter Change is Arroyo's Cover-up (tags)
AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) today stepped up efforts to derail attempts at the House of Representatives to initiate Charter Change (Cha Cha), calling the move as nothing more than an attempt to cover up the seething political crisis hounding Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA).
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 elephant has spoken (tags)
And he said Hoyer
The elephant says... (tags)
Let Hoyer rule
Wake-up Call (tags)
If after comparing actual events with posturing and rhetoric you conclude that Western governments serve minority corporate interests rather than the interests of the people, you would have discovered the lie that is democracy. You may also be surprised to discover that the majority of people who live in so-called democratic societies are actually compliant slaves! Governments that are SUBJECT to the rule of minority Corporate/Financial elites could hardly be expected to serve the interests of the majority if their masters specialise in inequity, disparity and the concentration of wealth in the fewest possibly hands. The appropriate response to any politician who states they are serving the interests of democracy, liberty or the people should therefore be, LIAR – unless of course you belong to the category of mindless slaves referred to above!
Murtha For Speaker? (tags)
"Nonsense. The GOP lost for three reasons: Iraq, Iraq, and Iraq. Period. End of discussion."
US vote may alter stance on Mideast (tags)
Waxman: Only solid supporters of Israel will chair critical committees
Four Years of CODEPINK Rabble-Rousing for Peace (tags)
Medea Benjamin looks back on 4 years of the CODEPINK peace movement.
Poll: Most Iraqis support attacks on American troops (tags)
Please don’t tell this to Emperor George W. Bush. He thinks the troops are being welcomed as liberators.
Aztlan | Lessons in Politics (tags)
Today, and for the present, Aztlan is a spiritual concept, an ideational concept. But what does the future hold for the indigenous peoples of Anahuac?
CM Protest Against Three Little Pigs: Silly, Garbage & Baloney (tags)
The Minuteman Junta that controls the Costa Mesa City Council (Mayor Allan Mansoor, Eric Bever and Gary Monahan) call allegations that they pander to extremists the equivelent of the Three Little Pigs fairy tale and "silly garbage baloney," but local residents who marched through Costa Mesa July 8 feel otherwise.
Peak Oil and Politics (tags)
Among the many shouts of warning from environmentalists about global catastrophes, ‘Peak Oil’ stands out as the newest and most imminent. The issue has gained special acceptance from different sections of the left, who have chosen it as their primary concern – aside from of course, defeating Bush. Peak Oil and other environmental issues, such as global warming, have created important political questions that need to be addressed; the following is an attempt to analyze the different political considerations that arise when one discusses the topic of Peak Oil.
Overlooked Dimensions in the War on Terrorism (tags)
A right-on-target essay written in December, 2001. Five years later, it turns out to be 100% correct.
Columbian and Peruvian Elections Prove Stalin Was Right (tags)
US arranged elections in Columbia and Peru
Zionism is Racism - Sign Petition to the UN (tags)
Zionism is based on the concept of ethnic superiority, of occupation, terrorism, plundering of resources and land, and racism against other religions. Today, we ask to resurrect the "Zionism is Racism" charge at the United Nations. http://www.petitiononline.com/unzio/petition.html
Zionism And Its Impact (tags)
Adherents of Zionism believed that the Jewish people had an inherent and inalienable right to Palestine. Religious Zionists stated this in biblical terms, referring to the divine promise of the land to the tribes of Israel. Secular Zionists relied more on the argument that Palestine alone could solve the problem of Jewish dispersion and virulent anti-Semitism. Weizmann stated in 1930 that the needs of 16 million Jews had to be balanced against those of 1 million Palestinian Arabs: "The Balfour Declaration and the Mandate have definitely lifted [Palestine] out of the context of the Middle East and linked it up with the world-wide Jewish problem....The rights which the Jewish people has been adjudged in Palestine do not depend on the consent, and cannot be subjected to the will, of the majority of its present inhabitants." This perspective took its most extreme form with the Revisionist movement. Its founder, Vladimir Jabotinsky, was so self-righteous about the Zionist cause that he justified any actions taken against the Arabs in order to realize Zionist goals.
A Perfect Mother's Day Gift:Create a Peace Movement That Ends the Iraq Occupation (tags)
Join Cindy Sheehan and Ray McGovern 1pm at the White House then march to Rumsfeld's house May 18.
Bush should now know,he doesn't need any lynch-pin stratagem to attack Iran! (tags)
...Bush now knows a majority of Americans will simply and passively acqueise,and go along with him!
Protest pro-war Senator Hillary Clinton In Beverly Hills this Friday (tags)
Join CODEPINK L.A. Friday evening to tell Hillary Clinton: support a plan to get the US out of Iraq or we won't support you! Polls show the majority of Iraqis want the US troops to leave, as do the majority of US voters.
Defend This latest Victory in Latin America! (tags)
"Humala has pledged a revolution for Peru's poor majority, worrying business leaders and the European-descended upper classes. If elected, the ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez would be the latest in a string of Latin American leftists to come to power challenging U.S. policies."
Groundswell for Impeachment (tags)
A majority of Americans—a majority!—say they think President Bush should be impeached on at least two grounds, lying about Iraq’s alleged WMD threat and alleged links to Al Qaeda to justify an invasion, and NSA spying on Americans without getting a court warrant, but the media and Democratic Party leaders don’t want to admit it.
General Michel Aoun to ‘Monday Morning’: (tags)
He has the gift of facilitating matters. With him formalities and ceremonial go by the board. The conversation is quickly under way with the “General” at his residence in Rabiyé, which was thronged with young people and retired Army officers who remain devoted to him. There, one found those who had remained faithful to him, who had waited patiently for 15 years for his return from exile. I saw myself propelled back 16 years to Baabda Palace, with the same images and sensations. But that was another time and place. The general himself seemed unchanged: as feisty as ever, the eternal resistance fighter. He has changed in one way, as he himself said: he has learned to be patient, to move slowly, which for him, unfortunately, is a waste of time. He has great aspirations for Lebanon, which still has much to learn in terms of democracy, human rights and the building of nations.
Catastrophe as Blueprint (tags)
"The majority of the electorate is now living outside the cities. The people there don't want to spend one cent for the cities. This rejection of all public spirit arose through America's suburbanization."
Israeli Study: Most Israelis are willing to give up E. Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods (tags)
According to a study published, on Thursday, in the Israeli online daily Haaretz, more ore than half of the Israelis are willing to give up East Jerusalem's Arab neighborhoods and to effectively re-divide the city as part of a genuine peace agreement. Yet, the overwhelming majority which is 75 percent of those willing to make these concessions do not believe in the possibility of achieving a genuine peace with the Palestinians.
George W. Falls (tags)
The unmistakable odor of failure hangs over Bush's so-called preventive war.. The Bush administration was increasingly overtaken by its own lies.. The majority of Americans in the course of 2005 noticed that president Bush stands naked,
Illegal Immigration - A Native American Indian's View (tags)
By Carlos Estrella December 13, 2005
Populist #16 (tags)
On Defects in our System of Elections
Fetishizing Process (tags)
...if anything is essential to anarchism, it is the idea that social decisions are to be taken by everyone affected, and that this inclusion must involve substantive participation of each in deliberation and decsion-making. Thus a dispute on the nature of such participation is a dispute about the very essence of anarchism.
BTL:Indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Adds to... (tags)
...Growing Cloud of Corruption Charges Hanging Over GOP ~ Interview with Alex Knott, of the Center for Public Integrity, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Danger by Eduardo Galeano (tags)
The colonial organization of the planet would run a risk if the poor countries, comprising the overwhelming majority, could vote. They are invited to the banquet - to be eaten..II turns out that power is not as powerful as it says it is "
The Real Story: Germans Reject Thatcherism and Being US Puppets (tags)
American media reports speak of a loss for Germany’s socialists and of a more pro-business Germany, but the voters of Europe’s biggest state actually stood solidly for a progressive, caring socio-political system and for a foreign policy that doesn’t follow in lockstep behind Washington.
White House as Madhouse (tags)
"Brains are not only washed but spin-dried. Soldiers become murder machines or pro-fessional killers..The Bush cavemen are convinced that they liberate their victims. Hitler was also convinced he had liberated Czechoslovakia.."
Drum Beat for Cannabis (tags)
Weekly Cartoon from Dirt Worshiping Heathens Sketchbook
Filibuster Wars (tags)
Filibuster Wars Power Grab at the Height of the Empire http://rwor.org/a/004/filibuster-wars.htm The Senate was heading for a major showdown, as the Republican majority and Vice President Cheney conspired to strip the Democrat minority of their ability to even filibuster the most extreme judicial nominees. Then, after playing chicken for two weeks, a "Gang of 14" Senators suddenly announced they had reached a "historic compromise based on mutual trust" -- and they announced that they had saved the Senate from destruction. And the media oohed-and-aaaahed over the last minute development. But it quickly became pretty obvious, that nothing here was an obstacle to the most dangerous plans for remaking the courts. And did the compromise "safe the filibuster" as the media said? In fact, the compromise said "If you don't take the filibuster, we promise not to use it." Which, if you think about it, gives the top reactionaries what they want. Part of this "compromise" is that the Democrats immediately stopped their opposition to Precilla Owen and several other of Bush's judicial nominees -- these are people who are literally monsters of an extreme kind, who had been stalled in the Senate (in some cases for years.) So this "compromise" meant that these vultures are headed for powerful courts. And, it is also clear that huge new showdowns lie just ahead -- as the White House and Senate brace for a struggle over putting extreme rightwing judges on the supreme court. The following article (written just before the "compromise" was announced) lays bare the stakes and dynamics of this whole crisis.
Swarm the Minutemen... a new approach (tags)
There's a new group in town and the minutemen better pack up and run! check out www.swarmtheminutemen.com. please forward widely!
Republican bullies should give up on proposed `nuclear' option to end filibusters (tags)
Bullies would rather thrown over the board, scatter pieces everywhere, than play a game they cannot win.
Bashar Assad ordered the death of Rafiq Hariri (Bill Clinton ) (tags)
People in the media should stop making up infantile excuses by saying the real power behind Bashar Assad killed Hariri. Assad is the power
Kyrgyzstan Democracy.....What a BEAUTIFUL THING (tags)
America, did you see the way that Democracy can work? If they lie and cheat..... they should be run out of town like the Kyrgyzstanians did yesterday to their corrupt leader.
Republican Abuse of Power: With This Congress, Democracy is dead (tags)
Even Newt Gingrinch says they have gone too far. "The House has become a place where trivial issues are debated passionately and important issues not at all."
The Torture Administration (tags)
The Geneva Convention is not being followed by the Bush Administration.
Democracy in America: Tocqueville (tags)
Despotism of the majority appeared in the two-party system from the start.. Under the flag of sovereignty of the people, the majority become a silenced degraded mass.. In democracy, people become increasingly equal; in industry, people become unequal.
PowerNomics: Plan for Economic Power for Blacks (tags)
Dr. Claud Anderson will be in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at the Power of Love Hall, which is located at 1430 West Manchester, Los Angeles, CA, at 7:00 p.m. Please attend. This is a VERY important conference concerning the creation of economic wealth for Black America...PowerNomics.
PowerNomics, The Economic Plan for Empowerment for Black America (tags)
Dr. Claud Anderson, Ed.D, PowerNomics, The Economic Plan to Empower Black America
Psst!~ Hey buddy, did you hear how great the Iraq war is going? (tags)
Corporate mind-controllers, having taken over the media, are now going after that last bastion of free communication: the grapevine. Can the Pentagon and White House be far behind?
Bush's Hidden Majority (tags)
Bush's Hidden Majority
No mandate, no surrender (tags)
Several months ago most pollsters predicted that the margin of difference between Kerry and Bush would be razor thin. I can’t recall anyone projecting a landslide for either candidate, let alone a major political realignment nationwide.
It's Time for the DLC to Go (tags)
Failure by McAuliffe & co. leaves Bush with a mandate for war and repression.
The Voting Trap (tags)
Addressing the problems of the United States two party system in response to Bush winning four more years of the Presidency.
BTL:Charges of Unethical Conduct Against GOP House Majority Leader... (tags)
...Tom Delay Triggers Calls for His Resignation ~ Interview conducted by Mary Boyle, press secretary with Common Cause, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Oct 18 - An All-Star Benefit Performance (tags)
DON’T MISS THIS POWERFUL WORK-IN-PROGRESS by America’s great playwright, Tony Kushner "Only We Who Guard The Mystery Shall Be Unhappy" MONDAY OCTOBER 18, 2004 8:00 pm Ricardo Montalban Theatre * 1615 Vine Street * Los Angeles, CA
California, Take Back the Green Party! (tags)
"There's a little rebellion starting," [Peter] Camejo said this week. Camejo said in California, the bastion of Green registration, "it's a fact: The majority of the party wants to put Nader/Camejo on the ballot." (Carla Marinucci, "Nader's Ballot Hopes Hinge on State's Greens," San Francisco Chronicle, August 7, 2004). Camejo is telling the truth.
Club for Growth member Bob. J Perry funded 'Swift Boat' ads (tags)
Houston homebuilder, Christian zealout and hardcore GOP backer Bob J. Perry was funded, at least partially, the 'Swift Boat' attack ads since recanted by one Veteran.
DON'T VOTE (tags)
Don't be a sucker and cast your vote in November especially for a republican or a democrat. Every election is a sham. The silent outraged majority of citizens in America know better than to believe in empty promises and the complete disdain and contempt the two party corporate duopoly have for the poor and dispossessed working class culture. If the perversion and betrayal by the government and the corporations serve your best interests than by all means, but for the majority of disillusioned Americans you can be sure that more than half of us are so desperate that we have stopped believing in this broken system and have started to believe in ourselves. You can be sure we will not waste our time with some trumped up presidential election come November.
California, It’s 2004: Do You Know Where Your Electoral Votes Are and How They Got T (tags)
If America can put men on the moon, surely it can devise a presidential election system easier to understand than the theory of relativity or even Dubya’s “answers” at his last press conference. It’s time to close the old Electoral College and start a new institution: winner by direct majority vote.
American Majority: The Antiwar Movement Was Right (tags)
A majority of Americans now agree with the anti-war movement that the War in Iraq was a mistake, a new poll by the mainstream media has found. During protests leading up to the war, opponents argued against troop deployment and claimed that the attacks would make the U.S. less safe.
MORAL MAJORITY BACK IN BUSINESS (tags)
Received this email, subject GODS WRATH, no text, just attachment named 3999....below is the list of addressees...the first is who it was from....judge for yourself...
The Carter Center, OAS and the Recall Referendum in Venezuela (tags)
Solidarity with Venezuela
Transgender-Phobia Rules in O C School District (tags)
A trioka of transgender-phobic Westminster school board members may cost their students over $ 60 million in lost state revenue.
GOP-Corporate PAC funded TX take-over, perhaps illegally (tags)
The group gained financial traction largely by tapping Warren Robold, a Washington-based fund-raiser already affiliated with Americans for a Republican Majority, a political arm of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Sugar Land.
Popular Manipulation (tags)
I found this two-year-old article while web surfing. It's a recipe on how to sell a war to the American people, written by opinion poll researcher, Alan F. Kay. Note that it was written before the second Iraq war.
A better world is possible: The struggle for socialism and democracy (tags)
The best hopes and dreams of the U.S. people do not lie with U.S. big corporations or the extreme right-wing movements they sponsor. In fact, the ultimate interest of the majority of our people is in a more democratic, a more egalitarian, and a more peaceful USA.
Hey, They're Taking Slash-and-Burn to Extremes! (tags)
Republican leaders are deploying scorched-earth tactics, as if they ruled the nation 80-20, not 51-49, because cooperating with Democrats would cost even more votes from the conservatives.
The Boykin Affair Still simmers (tags)
One top U.S. official noted that when the Boykin story broke, it "was the worst day of my life. . . .It confirmed [the] conspiracy theory that the war on terrorism is really a war on Islam."
Democracy or oligarchy? (tags)
Cuba's government is the only one in the world today that is publicly standing up to the neoconservative ideology of the New World Order. Although many Third World governments apparently agree with and support the Cubans, they seem unwilling at this point to risk the capital disinvestment which would follow taking an independent path to development. There are enormous natural resources in the Third World and billions of possible workers and consumers.
Tyranny, Censorship And The "Majority" (tags)
The Corporate Media Engineers an Election By the Numbers (tags)
Never has there ever been a more profound example of the corporate media engineering an election and yes I mean a more profound example than even election 2000.
A majority of Californians voted against Arnold Schwarzenegger (tags)
A majority of persons who voted in the October 7th special election cast their ballots for candidates other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. They voted against him.
Even Conservative Republicans call Bush "a functional illiterate." (tags)
Even Conservative Republicans call Bush "a functional illiterate." They're catching on! Looks like EVERYBODY is beginning to realize that Bu$h is a drunken, monkey-faced idiot.
Pacifica bylaws by fraud (tags)
If it's good enough for the Republicans, it's good enough for Pacifica.
Use IRV and Cast your California Recall vote at RecallSanity.org (tags)
Use IRV and Cast your California Recall vote at RecallSanity.org
Middle East Peace Report (tags)
The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) and the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University issued the results of their latest survey of Israeli and Palestinian public opinion, with a two-state solution and the Road Map drawing strong support.
Public coming around to Bush's lies (tags)
For the first time since the beginning of the war in Iraq, a solid majority of Americans believe the Bush administration either "stretched the truth" about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction or told outright lies, according to a new opinion survey.
D.C. rally targets 2004 elections: ‘Take back America’ (tags)
WASHINGTON – Wearing plastic top hats and chanting, “Who needs Medicare? I’m a millionaire!” over 1,000 mock-capitalists marched to Vice President Dick Cheney’s residence, June 6, to thank him for pushing through another trillion dollar tax cut for the rich while slashing Medicaid and education.
Republic of Fear (tags)
In mid-April the New York Times tried to take the edge off a poll showing that, even as US troops were entering Baghdad, a majority of Americans remained opposed to the policy of pre-emptive war that Bush invoked in attacking Iraq.
They're Corrupt Cause You Don't Vote! (tags)
In all the years I've been working political campaigns in Canada and the United States I can't tell you how many times I've heard the expression "Why should I vote, they're all corrupt". When I hear that statement and I must've heard it a million times (there, I said how many times), it always reminds me of the chicken and egg theory and which came first. Did politicians become corrupt because you elected them or did they become corrupt because you didn't?
MORON MAJORITY (tags)
Now it's official: most Americans are idiots.
ALERT! PRO WAR RALLY GOING ON IN SEAL BEACH THIS SAT! (tags)
Sorry State of the Union (tags)
Brief political rant/inspiration piece I wrote after hearing how unrelated to the facts Bush's speech is going to be.
Protests slow down Bush rush to war (tags)
WASHINGTON – George W. Bush’s rush toward war on Iraq ran into a human wall Jan. 18 as anti-war protesters packed the streets of Washington, San Francisco, Tucson, Portland, Oregon, Toronto, Canada and 20 other cities chanting “Peace now!” and “No blood for oil!”
Support For a War With Iraq Weakens (tags)
Majority in Poll Critical of Bush's Record on Economy
Lessons from the Lott exposé (tags)
The Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) scandal did more than expose the racist underbelly of the former Senate majority leader and the Republican Party. It also showed the growing importance of the struggle for equality and against racism in the political life of the nation.
Update: West Coast Anti-war Student Conference (tags)
Update on the West Coast anti-war Student Conference at San Francisco State on Jan. 17th.
From 2002 to 2003: The struggle continues (tags)
Editorial commentary George W. Bush must have expected clear sailing for his right-wing agenda of war abroad and giveaways to the rich when the Republicans regained majority control of the U.S. Senate and added to their majority in the House in the Nov. 5 elections.
Canadians not approving of American policy (tags)
Canadians are showing significant signs that they want to move away from the direction taken by the states. This is a MacLeans magazine story, Dec 26, 2002
BTL:Trent Lott's Future As Senate Majority Leader in Doubt, But... (tags)
...Undercurrent of Racism Persists in GOP. Interview with Earl Ofari Hutchinson, author and commentator, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris
Racism puts Bush, GOP on defensive (tags)
For Mississippians stung by the whip of racism, the firestorm engulfing Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott is long overdue. Charles Tisdale, publisher of The Jackson Advocate, an African-American newspaper, told the World, "With a record as bad as Lott’s, I can’t see why people are surprised. I’ve known Lott for 35 years. He’s always been a racist."
AMERICA'S VENEZUELAN COUP ATTEMPT IS CRUMBLING (tags)
FOR ALL YOU AMERICAN RIGHT WINGERS OUT THERE, ENJOY... YOUR COUP ATTEMPT IS CRUMBLING DESPITE THE DESPERATE PROPAGANDA AND MEDIA SPIN BEING SPEWED BY THE WESTERN CORPO-CAPITALIST 'FREE PRESS'
Raise the qestions that need to be asked with Sidewalk Chalk! (tags)
Because of corporate control of the media, and their reliance on info from the Pentagon and the White House, there are lots of questions, clues, hints, lots of information in general that is not getting all the way through to the majority of American people. We can change that!
Bush Energy Bill Up for Vote on Monday - BP, Exxon, Phillips Licking Their Lips (tags)
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) and Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) attached the Bush/House Energy Bill to a Railroad Bill today, in another attempt to back-door the country into an unsustainable and destructive energy policy designed to line the pockets of their energy industry buddies. The vote on this amendment will take place Monday, December 3rd, at 5pm Eastern. Some groups will be holding press events at BP offices throughout the country including LA, Sacramento, DC, NYC, and Denver to speak out against the bill and in favor of protecting the Arctic Refuge and more renewable energy.
Afghan Women: Solution for Afghanistan's Future (tags)
The Feminist Majority released this call to work with women in Afghanistan to rebuild the country.
In UK, Majority Want Bombing Pause (tags)
In the ONLY active US ally, a majority now wants a pause in bombing, according to an exclusive poll reported in The Guardian. Support for the war itself is cooling, and 54% now say halt attacks and allow aid convoys into Afghanistan
Pacifica National Board Attempts to Stack Board! (tags)
The Pacifica National Board majority confirmed this past week that they will aim to unilaterally restock their razor thin 6-5 majority with five new members at a telephone meeting on Wednesday, September 19th.
Italy IMC: Report from Black Block action Friday 20/7 (tags)
During the past two days, the expression "Black Block" has been linked to mindless destruction, splits in the movement, and even "agents provocateurs". This is a report of a Black Block demo early on Friday, July 20th, which was part of the numerous attempts to breach the red zone.
COUPWATCH: The Court Packs Itself (tags)
No Justice, No Justices--it's not just a wild-eyed idea from the fringe. After Lincoln's assassination the Congress blocked Andrew Johnson's threat to consolidate the conservative wing of the Court, preventing the replacement of retiring justices by the man made President by John Wilkes Booth. A similar logic applies today, argues distinguished political philosopher and constitutional scholar Bruce Ackerman (author of "Social Justice in the Liberal State") in an article published in The American Prospect.
New Poll Highlights Majority Issues Excluded From Debates (tags)
It’s not just Ralph Nader... The vast majority of the American people want to hear candidates address issues that have been banished, not just from the debates, not just from the campaign, but from the entire elite political agenda.