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Asian Socialism Conference in the Philippines (tags)

The Asian Socialism Conference will be held in Manila from November 28 to 29, 2014. The conference will be capped by the participation of guests and delegates to the November 30 rally in Manila to commemorate Bonifacio Day, a national hero who led the armed struggle in the revolution against Spain.

US-Style Free Trade in Good Hands with Michael Froman (tags)

corporatism

Wikileaks Scandal Hits paraguayan president Fernando Lugo (tags)

Wikileaks scandal explodes in Paraguay: president Lugo is an U.S. and USAID agent

Ecuador, Venezuela: Danger South of the Borde (tags)

"The reason there is a bizarre attempt to pretend that this coup attempt never happened, is to hope that people won’t ask who might have benefited from such an action. A quick examination of the actions of President Correa sheds considerable light on that. In 2006, working with President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Correa moved to increase state control over oil production in the country.[9] In 2008, he announced that Ecuador would not pay several billions of its more than $10 billion foreign debt, calling it “illegitimate.”[10] In 2009, he refused to renew the lease of the U.S. military airbase in Manta, saying that “the only way the US could keep their military base in Ecuador, is if Ecuador were allowed to have one of its own in Florida.”[11] In 2009, he officially brought Ecuador into ALBA – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas led by Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia. When a country increases state control, challenges illegitimate foreign debt, pushes the U.S. military out of the country and joins a regional alliance with Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba – it is clear that the forces that would benefit from a coup would be: a) corporate interests inside Ecuador; b) International Financial Institutions; and c) the United States and its allies. There is another reason why the right-wing, corporate elite and the imperialist countries might have an incentive to minimize what happened September 30. There is now a shamefully long list of recent coup attempts in Latin America and the Caribbean – four of them against members of ALBA."

"Manufacturing Dissent": the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites (tags)

"How is the process of manufacturing dissent achieved? Essentially by "funding dissent", namely by channelling financial resources from those who are the object of the protest movement to those who are involved in organizing the protest movement. Co-optation is not limited to buying the favors of politicians. The economic elites --which control major foundations-- also oversee the funding of numerous NGOs and civil society organizations, which historically have been involved in the protest movement against the established economic and social order. The programs of many NGOs and people's movements rely heavily on both public as well as private funding agencies including the Ford, Rockefeller, McCarthy foundations, among others. The anti-globalization movement is opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Big Oil) with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities."

The Shortwave Report 11/28 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Moore-Alexander Seeks PFP Presidential, V.P. Nomination (tags)

The State Convention for Peace and Freedom Party will convene on Saturday, August 2 and 3 at the Hawthorn Suites, 321 Bercut Drive, Sacramento California. At the convention Brian Moore, Gloria La Riva, Ralph Nader, and Cynthia McKinney will be seeking the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential nomination. A debate among the four presidential candidates will be at the same location on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.

Alexander Dismisses Economic Plans of Obama and McCain (tags)

There is no easy fix for the ailing U.S. economy, and Barack Obama and John McCain are not prepared to make the necessary changes that will protect the interests of working people. Comparing the economic plans of the two candidates, it does not matter whether McCain or Obama is elected in the 2008 Election; the economic programs that have been outlined by both candidates will only produce minor differences to the present Bush White House.

Susan Davis, Mike Copass Debate in Hillcrest (tags)

Incumbent San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis finally descended from the mountaintop and deigned to meet her Democratic primary challenger Mike Copass in a one-hour debate Sunday, May 25, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Common Cause. The biggest difference between the candidates came at the end, when Copass criticized Davis for consistently voting to fund the war in Iraq and Davis said that, though she'd opposed the original war resolution, she felt a need to vote for the funding to "support the troops."

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 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. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

A backroom deal on trade? (tags)

Four bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs)--with Colombia, Peru, Panama and South Korea--are on the agenda this month for congressional approval, along with a June 30 deadline to reauthorize “trade promotion authority” (TPA) for George Bush. TPA, also known as “fast track” authority, allows the president to negotiate trade deals that Congress must either accept or reject, without amendment.

Tom Morello's Revolution Will Not Be Amplified (tags)

THE NIGHTWATCHMAN'S SONGS OF ACTIVIST SOLIDARITY

BTL:Hugo Chavez Deepens Venezuela's Social and Economic Transformation (tags)

Interview with Steve Ellner, professor of economic history at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL:Latin American Left Continues to Win Electoral Victories (tags)

Interview with Laura Carlson, director of the International Relations Center's America's program, conducted by Scott Harris

Self starting protests of Calderon's theft @ Mexican consulate (tags)

Theft of the election by Calderon comes at a perfect time for the Bush regime and their money hungry NAFTA/WTO/PPP sponsoring corporations thirsting for the agua, labor, bosques and cultural lifeblood of Mexico's southern Sierra Madre mountains, petroleum reserves etc.. Let's not allow Calderon, another imperialist lapdog from Fox's PAN party, to steal the Mexican presidency! Choicepoint and other corporate voter fraud devices need to be removed from interfering with the democratic electoral processes..

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/2/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

Son del Centro y El Pinche Simón: El Enemigo Común in Santa Ana (tags)

On February 18th, about 50 people came out to El Centro Cultural de México in Santa Ana to hear Son del Centro perform son jarocho music and see a premier screening of El Enemigo Común.

BTL:Anti-Bush Protests and Free Trade Deadlock Mark Summit of the Americas (tags)

Interview with Tom Barry, policy director of the International Relations Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Americas Summit Marked a Change, Alarcon Affirms (tags)

Americas Summit Marked a Change, Alarcon Affirms

Argentina: "Fascist Bush! You are the terrorist!" (tags)

Bu$hCo leaves the good 'ol USA to avoid controversy - and ends up in a heap 'o trouble down south. George - you can run but you can't hide... time to RESIGN!!!!

Report Back From the 16th World Festival of Students in Venezuela (part 1) (tags)

"[The U.S. ruling elites] have a lot to lose because Venezuela is setting an example. If the people of Venezuela are able to struggle and alleviate so much poverty and illiteracy and lack of healthcare in their country, then why can't we do it here as well?" -- Muna Coobtee, delegate, World Festival of Students, 2005

To Starve Or To Smother: US Bad-Neighbor Trade Policies (tags)

For those who are following the latest news on the topic of revolutions in motion and rotten u.s. policies, this an excellent op ed piece, feel free to send it onto other media sites.

Mex/CA Cotton workers & cancer (tags)

Corporate cotton, rio agua theft, pesticide exposure and worker cancer, loss of indigenous culture in maquiladoras, Chiapas/Oaxaca impacts of NAFTA/WTO/PPP/etc..

United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part II) (tags)

Part I (http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/020905Drolette/020905drolette.html) compared Bush administration actions to the first seven of fourteen “basic characteristics” Laurence W. Britt claims (in his article “Fascism Anyone?”) typify fascistic regimes. Here’s a similar look at the list’s back end:

BTL:Opponents of US Ratification of Central American Free Trade Agreement Say.. (tags)

...Victory is Within Reach~ Interview with Shane Stevens, of CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/4/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

World forum seeks solutions to war, poverty (tags)

Forum registration lines reflected a rainbow of colors and ages. Young people were a very strong presence.

Miami Model film screening 11/12 at 8pm-Flor y Canto (tags)

Miami Model- Indymedia film-2004 Friday Nov. 12th at 8pm Flor y Canto 3706 N. Figueroa 90065

Continental Social Alliance decides its own re foundation (tags)

Gathered in Quito, at the Americas Social Forum, the Hemispheric Council of the Continental Social Alliance has decided to remove the opposition to the FTAA from its foundational declaration, as one of its main goals. After analyzing the international scenario as well as evaluating the impact of its actions, delegates from all the American countries and the most important social organizations of the continent, decided the “fight against the FTAA” would become a “fight against free trade”.

Chavez: the FTAA is dead (tags)

Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, expressed again that US project of completing a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is definitely dead. This time, the Venezuelan president made this balance at his arrival to Puerto Iguazu, in Misiones, Argentina, where he will participate on the Summit of MERCOSUR presidents.

Demonstration in Sao Paulo against the FTAA and the WTO (tags)

Yesterday, on Sao Paulo, where the 11th UNCTAD it’s having place , was made a demonstration protesting against the World Trade Organization, the Free Trade Area of the Americas and the war strategy of United States.

BTL:The Life of Peace, Social Justice Activist Dave Dellinger (tags)

Remembered Interview with Leonard Weinglass, human rights attorney, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

FTAA Indymedia: The Miami Model (tags)

On Friday 16th April there will be a screening of the documentary The Miami Model. Produced by the FTAA Indymedia Video Collective, it is an exploration of the extreme police brutality that took place against activists opposing the FTAA and NAFTA in Miami last November.

Dangers Hang Over Latin America and the World (tags)

Havana.-

The Right to Dissent and the Trial of Camilo Viveiros (tags)

April 7 is the beginning of the trial in Philadelphia of community organizer Camilo Viveiros. This is the last of the criminal trials from the 2000 Republican National Convention. Will a steadfast and dedicated political organizer beat the fate of political imprisonment or will Police Chief John Timoney begin to be exonerated? www.friendsofcamilo.org

US Latin American strategy focuses on Colombia (tags)

Colombia today is more strategic to Washington's hegemonic plan in the region than ever before. It is no coincidence that the military component of the Free Trade Area of the Americas is called Plan Colombia.

The Ruckus Society rethinks the U.S. anti-corporate globalization movement (tags)

“Close your eyes,” directs a young workshop facilitator. In the sticky heat of a secluded Florida campground, under a large open-air tent, a group of activists closes their eyes. “Now I want you to picture an anti-corporate globalization activist.” The campers furrow their collective brows. “Okay,” says the facilitator, after a brief pause, “how many saw a white person?”

Protester=Criminal? (tags)

That these issues I keep hearing about--of the increased use of police and military force in this country--are real. They're not happening in the future; they're happening today.

We Can Do This: Direct Action against Global Capitalism and US Imperialism (tags)

Ingrid Chapman has been involved in direct action organizing for the past 4 years. At 23, she has helped pull off successful mass actions, worked with thousands of activists around the country and bases her work in the question, "How do we build broad based movements capable of challenging global capitalism and US imperialism?" While it is easy to get depressed about the state of the world these days, those in power would also like us to forget that the largest anti-war movement in history was mobilized this past year and that global movements for justice are standing up against capitalism. Ingrid Chapman is one of the many younger generation radicals developing visionary politics and strategic practice to build our movements.

Greensweek - A national Green bulletin - Tuesday, January 20, 2004 (tags)

Greensweek Contents: Green news; Upcoming events; Green Action: call Congress; write a letter; Good reads

Miami FTAA Protest: Cops Rampage Against Youth, Labor (tags)

What Strategy to Defeat Imperialism?

Building Bridges Radio -NAFTA at 10 (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK

Empire strikes out (tags)

First publicated on the trotskyist review Marxism Alive 6

BTL:Costa Rica Walks Out of Talks for Central American Free Trade Agreement... (tags)

...Signaling Growing Opposition to Pact. Interview with Karen Hansen-Kuhn, coordinator of the Alliance for Responsible Trade, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Indymedia really IS financed by Communists! (tags)

In the wake of the anarcho-socialist invasion of Miami to protest the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) meetings, it is important to understand how such events are organized. Independent Media Centers (or IMC or Indymedia) are the “cyber-grapevine,” the “CNN,” and the “Clear Channel,” for just about every lunatic leftist fringe group dedicated to eliminating capitalism from the world. Indymedia is the institution developed so the anarcho-socialists can communicate with each other and coordinate their activities. In fact, no less an authority than Mother Jones magazine paid tribute to IMC in their November 17 edition, observing that, "The global antiwar protests that surprised the world on February 15 grew out of the networks built by years of globalization activism, from Indymedia to the World Social Forum.”

FTAA – No way! (tags)

In Miami last month, trade ministers from around the Americas gathered for talks on the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

BTL:Police Attack Protesters at Miami's FTAA Summit While Negotiators... (tags)

...Scale Back Scope of Free Trade Treaty. Interview with Karen Hansen-Kuhn, international coordinator with the Alliance for Responsible Trade, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

To those on the left blaming anarchist for the police brutality in Miami (tags)

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URGENT SUPPORT NEEDED IN MIAMI (tags)

URGENT SUPPORT NEEDED FOR ACTIVISTS PROTESTING THE FTAA AS PER COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY INTERNATIONAL ANSWER TODAY NOV 22, 2003

Democracy Now Producer Arrested: Take Action Now. (tags)

Democracy Now Producer, Ana Nogueira, has been arrested in Miami.

Solidarity Statement of SOA, FTAA & Bush Protests (tags)

Joint Solidarity Statement of The Stop the War Coalition (UK), The Mobilization to Stop the FTAA (US), and The School of the Americas Watch Movement (US)

BTL:FTAA Summit in Miami Greeted by Massive Protests Opposing... (tags)

...Anti-Democratic Corporate Agenda for the Americas. Interview with George Naylor, president of the National Family Farm Coaltion, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Infoshop News to provide expanded coverage of the FTAA protests (tags)

Infoshop News will be providing special coverage of this week's protests in Miami, Florida, against the FTAA.

CKUT Radio: Miami Mobilization to Defeat the FTAA (tags)

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UN to Bush: End the blockade against Cuba (tags)

Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque delivered a blistering speech to the United Nation General Assembly Nov. 4 calling for the end of the U.S.-imposed embargo against the socialist nation.

‘Free trade’ scam:‘It’s bad for workers everywhere’ (tags)

“We’ll be marching with truck drivers and electrical workers, nurses and teachers, health care workers and Teamsters, all kinds of working people,” Fred Frost, president of the South Florida AFL-CIO, told the Miami Herald.

Gap Road Show to Miami-FTAA hits Hollywood 11/11: “We’d Rather Wear Nothing Than Wear Gap (tags)

Hollywood, CA: Gapatistas will climb atop a 5.5 foot wide redwood stump, and strip for the redwoods and workers' rights at the Hollwyood/Highland Gap store, Nov. 11, at noon, first stop on a 3,000 mile road show to Miami-FTAA. Join us!

"We'd rather wear nothing than wear Gap!": Gapatista Road Show to Miami FTAA (tags)

Gapatistas will strip for the redwoods and workers' rights at the Hollwyood/Highland Gap store, Nov. 11, at noon, the first stop on a 3,000 mile road show to the FTAA protests in Miami. The protest occurs atop a 5.5 foot wide redwood stump. Join us!

Michael Powell: Up in Flames (tags)

Poor, poor, pitiful Michael Powell. His term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission was supposed to be easy. He thought that like FCC chairs before him, his job was to jet around the country meeting at swank resorts with the CEOs of major media companies, take some notes and then quietly implement their sweeping agenda for loosening the last significant constraints on media consolidation in the United States.

Target: InterContinental - Make Them Pay for Hosting FTAA (tags)

Target: InterContinental Hotel Make Them Pay for Hosting the FTAA!!!!! Days of Action: November 19-21, 2003

Padded Bloc FAQ for Miami (tags)

Basic information on the planned Padded Bloc in Miami, including frequently asked questions.

Americas Watch: 10/19 Urgent Actions on Colombia, Mexico and USA (tags)

Americas Watch: Urgent Actions on Colombia, Mexico and USA An occasional news series from PeaceNoWar.net Web: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net October 19, 2003 What happened in Bolivia truly shows the power of people's movement, the struggles against American empire and U.S.-supported semi-colonial puppet regime. However, let's don't forget there's still have many struggles lie ahead on Mexico, Colombia and of course, in the United States. Lee Siu Hin PeaceNoWar.net

West Coast FTAA Consulta in SF Bay Area, Oct 18 (tags)

Activists around the west coast are converging on Oakland, California the weekend of Oct 18th for the West Coast FTAA Consulta. Full details below.

Has Miami Lost Its Marbles? (tags)

Miami's City Commission is trying to pass an ordinance banning all kinds of things in the city limits durin gthe FTAA protests in Nov. Read about the ordinance and what you can do about it!

Farmers and Indigenous United (tags)

Historic Gathering Set for October 12 in Venezuela

Trade Talk: Speaking In Tongues (tags)

Recent ZNet Commentary on WTO

Can't make to cancun,protest at the sd/TJ border! (tags)

Cross border protest against free trade! Call to action!

A Day Hopeful and Radiant: The Miami Call to Action (final draft) (tags)

This day is called the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. She that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast her neighbours, And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:' Then will she strip her sleeve and show her scars. And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'

Argentina-attitude of revolutionary Socialists towards the Kirchner goverment (tags)

Argentina-Reformor Revolution

Latin America fights neolibralism (tags)

Despite the murderous repression that the Pinochet regime was known for, thousands of Chileans took to the streets in mass demonstrations. With the economy collapsing, the fascist government was forced to rehire public sector workers and reinstitute many of the laws and programs in place before the coup.

Why come to Sacramento? (tags)

A major grassroots mobilization and convergence is planned in Sacramento from June 20-25. This is an opportunity for people to say no to a genetically engineered future, and to voice instead a living world vision, rooted in social justice and ecological sanity. It is also a chance to stand in solidarity with the people's movements and hundreds of peasant farmers groups from around the world that have called on social movements in the US to denounce and protest this meeting.

Resist the FTAA Consulta (tags)

Resist the Free Trade Area of the Americas Anti-capitalist consulta: JUNE 7-8 This is a call for an anti-capitalist coordinating/planning meeting to begin preparations for actions against the FTAA ministerial meeting being held in Miami, Florida on November 20-22, 2003. We hope that this consulta will be an opportunity to build a broad based, diverse anti-capitalist response to the ministerial.

Come to the Beehive Collective Presentation on Plan Colombia (tags)

COME WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH TO THE REACH CENTER IN LONG BEACH for a presentation about the connections between colonization, militarization, and resource extraction in the Andean Region of South America.

Upcomming Events at Long Beach RECH Center! (tags)

Revolutionary Empowerment and Community Help Center

BTL:Third Meeting of World Social Forum in Brazil Addresses Issues of... (tags)

...War, Peace and Economic Inequality. Interview with the Soren Ambrose, of the 50 Years is Enough Network, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris

USDA Announces WTO-Level Ministerial Conference for Sacramento (tags)

VENEMAN ANNOUNCES AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/31/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Germany, Russia, and Cuba.

The Axis of Evil on Indymedia (tags)

The United Capitalist Front (UCF) is a coalition of right wingers, conservatives and pro-capitalists working together to divide and conquer the effectiveness of indymedia through disinformation and psychological warfare as counterinsurgency (Stay tuned for updates).

Nautical Ecocide Threatens the World's Aquarium (tags)

(versión en Español pendiente) Analysis of the Escalera Nautica or Nautical Stairway project in Northwest Mexico, with regards to environmental impact and global economic forces.

12/30: AmericasWatch - Looking Back 2002 to Look Forward 2003 (tags)

Occational News Services from PeaceNoWar.net URL: www.PeaceNoWar.net **2002 PeaceNoWar/ActionLA Suggests Holiday Reading/Film/Music Lists URL: http://www.actionla.org/ActionLA/2002list.htm

US Imperialism in Colombia (tags)

Colombia has always been and still is the coveted cornerstone of the US's geopolitical control over the entire Latin American region, and at whatever the cost, the US is determined to make Colombia the jewel in its imperial crown.

The Axis of Evil on Indymedia (tags)

Counterinsurgency disinformation progress report. The United Capitalist Front (UCF) is a coalition of right wingers, conservatives and pro-capitalists, working together to divide and conquer the effectiveness of indymedia through disinformation and psychological warfare as counterinsurgency (Stay tuned for updates).

Thousands rally in capital against war and greed (tags)

WASHINGTON – For four days last week, the capital echoed with marching feet and chants of “corporate greed has got to go” and “No war for oil!”

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/20/02 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.4MB) and quick download (3.4MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Cuba.

Globalizing Justice in the Peten Jungle of Guatemala (tags)

Speaker from Peter rainforest comes to LA to speak about Plan Puebla Panama on October 7th.

the war against chavez (tags)

some thoughts of the hudson institute

New Colombian government slams door on peace (tags)

When Anne Patterson, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, called on the new government of ultra-rightist President Alvaro Uribe Velez to summon the reserves to fight against leftist guerrilla forces, Uribe’s minister of defense, Martha Lucia Ramirez, did just that on the following day.

FTAA and Government Repression in Ecuador: an eyewitness account (tags)

Globalization is supposed to make communication easier. But when the leaders of Ecuador`s social movements tried to deliver a letter critiquing neoliberal globalization to Summit of the Presidents of S. America, they were arrested, roughed up, and their giant letter was destroyed. This highlights the need for international support for the massive protest planned at the 7th summit of the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Ecuador in October.

Coup-making in Venezuela: the Bush and oil factors (tags)

As efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez intensify, two facts are inescapable: the power elite in the United States has never been happy with democratically-elected Chávez, but it took the Bush administration, with its corporate oil and energy connections, to turn up the heat against him.

Deaths in the desert: the sad price of U.S. border policy (tags)

Three months pregnant, Norma Rodriguez Amado had watched her husband, Paez Martinez, as he left his home in Morales, Mexico, for the United States. He would support his family from afar, working in the states of Tennessee and Florida. After almost two-and-a-half years of living and working in these faraway places, Paez returned to Morales to see his son, Alexander, for the first time.

The Axis of Evil in Indymedia (tags)

A coalition of right wingers, conservatives and pro-capitalists, working together to divide and conquer the effectiveness of indymedia through disinformation and psychological warfare as counterinsurgency (Stay tuned for updates).

Salvadorans Dispatch Leader To Los Angeles (tags)

PRESIDENT BUSH PUSHES FREE TRADE IN EL SALVADOR; WORKER DEFENSE MOVEMENT OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY DISPATCHES LEADER TO LOS ANGELES TO RESPOND

NAFTA's Chapter 11 Provision Protects Corporate Profits, Undermines... (tags)

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Dan Seligman, director of the Sierra Club's Trade Program.

(Video) Quebec 2001: The Battle Against the F.T.A.A. (tags)

34 heads of state. 6,000 cops. 60,000 protesters. Two miles of chain link. One secret document. A journey through the historic protests against the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Quebec City, April 2001.

Labor Day Events in Los Angeles (tags)

Labor Day Events in Los Angeles. (See also pictures posted by Slobodan Dimitrov)

MASS MOBILIZATION RECEIVES SOLIDARITY STATEMENT FROM COLOMBIA (tags)

Largest Los Angeles mass mobilization since the Democratic Convention, set for September 29, gains momentum; receives solidarity statement from Colombia

Borderhack: Cloth Graphic on the Fence (tags)

Two volunteers gaze upon the cloth graphic which they helped hang on the international fence at Tijuana during Borderhack. The graphic was designed by two artists, one from Maine and the other from Colombia, and represents their vision of the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

Nail Fast Track Now! (tags)

NOW'S THE TIME to bring pressure to bear directly on Congress to stop fast track legislation. They know that lots of people have been out in the street against the FTAA. They need to hear the same message from us as "ordinary constiuents." Background information and actions/instructions provided.

PEOPLE'S MARCH FOR BORDER ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (San Diego) (tags)

Join San Diego and Tijuana residents to demand corporate accountability from New Frontier Trading Corp., the U.S.-owned parent company of Metales y Derivados, an abandoned lead smelter containing 6,000 metric tons of lead slag that continues to poison children and families in Colonia Chilpancingo, Tijuana.

FTAA fast track (tags)

June 19, 2001 over 250 giant corporations from across the country came together in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building in Washington DC to announce a new business coalition, USTrade, that will work to push the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), a new round of the WTO, and especially FAST TRACK in the U.S. Congress. A preliminary analysis of those present at the meeting indicates large numbers of wealthy Caucasian males wearing expensive suits.

Shadow of the Dark Christ Inc. (tags)

New Order hides Old World shadow

Stop the FTAA (tags)

Stop the FTAA

Breaking the Barricades: The Battle Against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (tags)

While the heads of state met with their corporate allies to move toward implementation of the FTAA by 2005, activists outside this 400-year-old walled city staged militant protests condemning the secrecy of the negotiations and the erosion of democracy they claim is the result of surrendering government power to transnational corp.

Breaking the Barricades: The Battle Against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (tags)

Behind a 2.4 mile long concrete and wire fence, leaders from every nation in the hemisphere, except for Cuba gathered in Quebec City for the Summit of the Americas April 20-22 to negotiate the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

Protests to Confront 34 Heads of State Meeting in Quebec City... (tags)

...to Negotiate the Free Trade Area of the Americas FTAA criticized for surrendering nations' democratic governance for corporate control. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Maude Barlow, chairwoman of the Council of Canadians.

Chicago Anti-FTAA Action (tags)

Hundreds marched in Chicago to protest the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

Leone Hankey's Statement on April 21 FTAA Protests at the border (tags)

Leone Hankey's Statement on the April 21 Protests at the San Diego/Tijuana border -- from an April 17 press conference outside the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.

SAN DIEGO REVOKES PROTEST PERMIT (tags)

Urgent : City of San Diego Revokes Permit for US /Mexico Border Demonstration

Resist the FTAA in Arizona! (tags)

The Free Trade Area of the Americas plans to extend NAFTA across the entire Western hemisphere – from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego!

Arizona esta organizando..... (tags)

Arizona esta organizando.....resistencia contra el Tratado de Libre Comercio de las Americas (FTAA). Este es una buzqueda de informacion sobre el NLC y el FTAA.

FTAA? NLC? Not in Arizona! (tags)

People in Arizona are searching for information on the relationship of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) to the National Law Center (NLC) located in Tucson AZ (USA).

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