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The Shortwave Report 09/22/17 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. NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.
VOID NETWORK On the tragic and the farcical of the British referendum An analysis about B (tags)
Analysis about BREXIT from a Greek Anarchist point of view
Greece Declares Bank Holiday, Capital Controls Imposed (tags)
Greece Announces Referendum on Bailout Terms (tags)
San Diego State University defeats BDS (tags)
BDS resolutions continue to fail nationwide on college campuses
Scotland's Referendum: Fair or Foul Play? (tags)
Eastern Ukrainian Referendum Post-Mortems (tags)
Bashing Real Democracy (tags)
Lugansk and Donetsk Declare Independence (tags)
Sanctions Wars (tags)
Pre and Post-Crimean Independence Treaty Propaganda (tags)
Crimeans Choose Russia (tags)
Post-Crimean Referendum Propaganda (tags)
Anti-Russian Propaganda Rages (tags)
Crimeans Vote on Joining Russia (tags)
US Private Military Contractors in Ukraine? (tags)
Constitutional Despotism in Egypt (tags)
Israeli Referendum Measure Blocks Land for Peace (tags)
More Evidence of Fake Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks (tags)
SB 48 Referendum: THE Epic Struggle for Queer Rights in California (tags)
Roland Palencia, executive director of the Queer lobbying group Equality California (EQCA), calls the radical Right's attempt to get rid of the FAIR Education Act, also known as SB 48, "the greatest threat in years to LGBT [Queer] Californians." The Act adds Queer people, people with disabilities and Pacific Islanders to the list of communities whose "role and contributions" to American and Californian history and society must be acknowledged in lessons and textbooks used by the California public schools. Radical-Right activists, including some of the same people who successfully eliminated marriage equality in California via Proposition 8, plan to make it a referendum on the very existence and legitimacy of the Queer community and will likely wage an ugly campaign based on many negative stereotypes of Queer people. Palencia's group is fighting back by setting up a broad, mostly non-Queer coalition, and he, EQCA regional field director George Zander and openly Queer San Diego Unified School District board member Kevin Beiser spoke at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club August 25 to mobilize its members to join the campaign and help organize the grand coalition.
Fullerton City Council Votes to Develop Coyote Hills (tags)
Fullerton City Council votes (under fear of lawsuit by Chevron?) to allow Chevron to develop West Coyote Hills with more suburban sprawl. However, the last bit of ecosystem in northern Orange County can still be saved, Friends of Coyote Hills have a referendum to oppose the city council vote and needs your signature!
BTL:Environmental Coalition Beats Back Oil Company Referendum to Overturn California Globa (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
BTL:Big Oil Companies Back California Referendum to Repeal Climate Change Regulations (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Next: A Popular Referendum for a New Honduras Constitution? (tags)
"The coup was held on June 28 precisely to stop a non-binding referendum – one that asked if Hondurans wanted the right to vote for or against a new Constitution – but the regime’s own insistence on holding faux “elections” on November 29 inadvertently provides the people with the opportunity to do the very thing the coup was intended to stop: To put up ballot boxes outside of every “official” polling place and survey the people on that original question. Now that the Honduran civil resistance and its diverse social movements are so much better organized in every town and city than ever before, the little bird asked, why not utilize the November 29 date of the regime’s sham “elections” to hold a real referendum? The suggestion is to place a “First Ballot Box” (“primera urna”), outside of every official polling place, that asks the first question anew: “Do you favor convening a national Constituent Assembly to democratically write a new Constitution for the Republic of Honduras?” “Yes” or “No?” That little bird must have likewise carefully listened to the voices from below. We heard it - and reported it to you - from the northeastern cities of Trujillo, Tocoa, and Saba and the nearby farms of Guadalupe Tepayac. We heard it throughout our reporting from coastal La Ceiba and from the Afro-Honduran and Garifuna communities throughout that coast. From the popular barrios of San Pedro Sula and the highway blockades of Comayagua the same central demand was on everyone’s lips: ¡Constituente! From the colonias in resistance throughout greater Tegucigalpa, ¡Constituente!"
OBAMA'S FIRST MILITARY COUP (tags)
[Note: As of 11:15am, Caracas time, President Zelaya is speaking live on Telesur from San Jose, Costa Rica. He has verified the soldiers entered his residence in the early morning hours, firing guns and threatening to kill him and his family if he resisted the coup. He was forced to go with the soldiers who took him to the air base and flew him to Costa Rica. He has requested the U.S. Government make a public statement condemning the coup, otherwise, it will indicate their compliance.] Caracas, Venezuela - The text message that beeped on my cell phone this morning read “Alert, Zelaya has been kidnapped, coup d’etat underway in Honduras, spread the word.” It’s a rude awakening for a Sunday morning, especially for the millions of Hondurans that were preparing to exercise their sacred right to vote today for the first time on a consultative referendum concerning the future convening of a constitutional assembly to reform the constitution. Supposedly at the center of the controversary is today’s scheduled referendum, which is not a binding vote but merely an opinion poll to determine whether or not a majority of Hondurans desire to eventually enter into a process to modify their constitution.
Bolivarianism Triumphs in Referendum Vote (tags)
democracy in Venezuela
Bashing Venezuelan Democracy (tags)
The dominant media again on the rampage.
Bolivia: An acid test (tags)
The conspiracy to divide Bolivia must be denounced
Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)
Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.
Pagtatangol sa Sosyalismo. Tungkulin ng mga Chavista sa Venezuela (tags)
Pagtatangol sa Sosyalismo. Tungkulin ng mga Chavista sa Venezuela Los Angeles--Pagkaraang dumanas ng pagkabigo sa referendum na sana ay magkokonosolida sa sosyalismo sa Venezuela nong Disyembre 7,2007 ibinaling ng Partido ng Pagkakaisa Para sa Sosyalismo ang kanilang atensyon sa pagkokonsolida ng kanilang pwesa. Inamin ni Presidente Hugo Chavez ang kamalian ng pagkaabante sa kakayahan ng masa na tumanggap ng pagbabago. Gayunman kinilala niya na maliit lamang ang lamang ng panalo ng oposisyon-50.7% laban sa 49.7% ng mga sosyalista. Gaya ng resulta ngh referendum. Malaking porsyento ng bomoto kay Chavez ang hindi bomoto o nagabstain.Maaalalang nanalo si Chavez ng malaking kalamangan san akraang halalan sa pagkapagulo isang taon pa lamang ang nakaraan. Ihiharap sa nakaraang refrendum ang mga pagbagaong tutn go sana sa sosyalismo na umaabot sa 69 emyeda hiil sa pagbabago ng taning sa panunugkulan ni Chavez na ginawang isyu ng kanyang mga kalaban. Nagbibintang ang mga oposisyong maka-US nang diumano ay pag-agaw ng kapangyarihan o isang kudeta ni Chavez ang referendum noong Disyembre. Pinatunayan na maginoong tinanggap ni Chavez ang pagkatalo at natuto sa mga pagkakamali sa kampanya. Kabuluhan ng Pangyayari sa Latin Amerika “Malaki ang kabuluhan sa mga bansa sa Latin Amerika ng pagbabagong pulitikal sa Venezuela.” Ayon kay Brian Becker, koordinador ng International ANSWER sa Estados Unidos nang siya ay hingan ng pahayag ng AJLPP hinggil sa usaping ito. “Mahirap para sa sosyalista na magmaniobra sa ialim ng estadong gumagamit ng burges na pulitika at pamamaraan tulad ng eleksyon at mga referendum. Kailgang handa ang mga sosyalista sa armadong panghihimasok ng US at mga kasapakat niotng burgesya sa Venezuela dahil hindi sila titigil na manggulo sa loob ng bansa.” “ Pinaaalahanan na ni Fidel Castro ng Cuba si President Hugo Chavez na mag-ingat at umiwas sa pagtatangkang siya ay patayin sa asasinasyon ng CIA at nga kanyang mga kaaway. Walang mawawala sa mga Chavista kung sila ay mag-iingat ayon kay Becker.
Frente a la derrota de Chávez en el referéndum (tags)
Venezuela's Social Democracy Hits A Speed Bump (tags)
Venezuela's democratic spirit will rebound from Sunday's electoral setback.
Venezuela: The referendum defeat - What does it mean? (tags)
At about 1am, after a long delay, the Venezuelan National Electoral Commission announced the results of the referendum on constitutional reform. The proposals for constitutional change were defeated by the narrowest of margins, with 4,504,354 votes against, (50.70%) and 4,379,392, (49.29%) for the YES. Soon afterwards, president Chávez was on the television accepting the results. He said that the proposed reforms had not been approved "for now", but that he would continue to struggle to build socialism. The result, as could be expected, was greeted with jubilation by the right wing opposition and all the reactionary forces. For the first time in almost a decade they have secured a victory. There were scenes of jubilation in the well-off middle class areas of Caracas. "At last we have shown that Chavez can be defeated! At last the slide towards communism has been stopped! At last we have given the rabble a lesson!" The joy of the reactionaries is both premature and exaggerated. A glance at the results shows that the voting strength of the opposition has barely increased. If you compare these results (after 88% of the votes had been counted) with the 2006 presidential elections, the opposition has only increased about 100,000 votes, but Chávez lost 2.8 million. These votes did not go to the opposition but rather to abstention. This means that support for the counter-revolution has not significantly increased from its highest point one year ago. How the bourgeoisie "informs" public opinion
Another CIA sponsored Coup D'Etat? Venezuela’s D-Day (tags)
Apart from the deep involvement of the US, the primary organization of the Venezuelan business elite (FEDECAMARAS), as well as all the major private television, radio and newspaper outlets have been engaged in a vicious fear and intimidation campaign. Food producers, wholesale and retail distributors have created artificial shortages of basic food items and have provoked large scale capital flight to sow chaos in the hopes of reaping a ‘no’ vote.
Venezuela: another coupe in the works? (tags)
On Monday, November 5th, the campaign for the constitutional reform referendum in Venezuela was stepped up with the call by retired general Baduel for a NO vote. General Baduel was a close collaborator of Chávez and remained loyal to him during the April 2002 military coup which briefly ousted him. In July of this year he resigned from his position as Defence Minister and retired from active military office. His attacks on the constitutional reform are part of a concerted campaign by the ruling class to prevent it from being approved in a referendum which will take place on December 2nd. The amendments to the 1999 Venezuelan revolution were announced by Chávez after his election victory in December 2006 with the stated aim of bringing the Constitution into line with "Socialism of the 21st century". They were then formally proposed by Chávez in July, discussed throughout the country and passed with a whole series of modifications and additions by the National Assembly on November 2nd.
STOP CAFTA 07 (tags)
STOP CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement)
AND THERE WAS NO REFERENDUM IN ISRAEL... (tags)
This article looks at Prime Minister-elect Olmert's contention that the elections were a referendum to carry out further withdrawals/expulsions from Judea/Samaria (the West Bank).
ISRAEL HAS ALREADY HELD A REFERENDUM LONG AGO (tags)
It looks at the new Labor-Likud-UTJ government in Israel and reviews the discussion about whether or not to have a referendum over Prime Minister Sharon's Gaza Plan.
What Really Happened At Venezuela's Recall Referendum (tags)
Worried about Florida in November? Official Election Observer Margaret Prescod saw a better picture in Venezuela last August that gives us all some lessons in how to do it right
Venezuela: After the Referendum (tags)
* The August 2004 elections legitimized Hugo Chávez's presidency, approved by the multinational powers-that-be, despite the opposition's claims of electoral fraud. We, at El Libertario (issue 39, September/October 2004), presented an indepth analysis of the consecuences of the referendum, as well as proposals for action in the new circumstances. We shall now quote a couple of notes from that issue that express the essence of the venezuelan anarchists' perspective.
Populist Venezuelan President Triumphs Over Opponents in Apr.15 Recall Election (tags)
Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist living in Caracas, conducted by Scott Harris
Venezuela's Chavez Wins Recall Vote: CNE Announces Results (tags)
The people chose Chavez: the opposition failed to obtain more votes that those who wanted Chavez to stay. The "no" option obtained 4,991,483 votes representing 58.25%. The "yes" option obtained 3,576,517 votes, representing 41.74%.
Venezuela: Colombia paramilitaries planning to attack (tags)
After failed coup attempts in Venezuela by business owners and U.S. oil interests, Colombia has ordered dozens of tanks from Spain to place on the border of Venezuela at the same time as the referendum (Aug). U.S. military intervention believed to be the goal.
Nicaraguas Contra War Revisited (tags)
Pass-the-parcel threats, accompanying misrepresentation and downright falsehood, are routine in mainstream reporting on Venezuela just as they were on Nicaragua through the 1980s. Other similarities abound.
Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger (tags)
Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger posted by jamie from zmag 16 Jun 2004 01:09 GMT ZNet | Venezuela Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger by Hans Dieterich; venezuelanalysis.com; June 15, 2004 The legalization of the recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez—conducted by the Venezuelan right with pre-meditated fraud and recurring acts that violate the rule of law—open the doors for a possible loss of power for the Bolivarian forces. Such a loss could occur either de facto or de jure (via the institutions).
Massive Bolivarian march launches referendum battle (tags)
Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution
NO TO UNITED STATES INTERVENTION IN VENEZUELA (tags)
A referendum to recall President Chavez as well as a number of anti-chavista elected officials is being called for August. US pressure to overthrow President Chavez and get its hands on the oil of the venezuelan people is greater than ever. We demand that the media report what is happening in Venezuela rather than act as employees of the hated and unelected Bush administration.
Stop Imperailsit interference in Venezuela-Without signatures there should be no Referend (tags)
Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution
The Carter Center, OAS and the Recall Referendum in Venezuela (tags)
Solidarity with Venezuela
HANDS OFF VENEZUELA ! (tags)
Union leaders must ''pay with their lives'' for opposing Colombia's President (tags)
Acting in what seems as blind fury after loosing crucial elections, including a constitutional referendum to achieve special powers, the regime of Alvaro Uribe is seeking revenge on top union leaders. In the city of Pereira, death squads allied to the regime have murdered several street vendors, cut their bodies into pieces and left the bloody remains in different parts of the city as a warning.
UDHR 31st Article/ 28th Bill of Rights Suggestion (tags)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, anti-corruption, anti-cultic, referendum, new people's branch of government. In spirit of green party facilitation/process, change, add, delete to improve.
Opposition Rally in Venezuela (tags)
Opposition has once again reared its head in Venezuela
Venezuela in the News: Fraud and the Totalitarian Bias (tags)
The Washington Times | January 22, 2003
Venezuelan Masses Support Chavez. Corporate media lieing as usual (tags)
read http://www.narconews.com The corporate media spinners are doing all they can to bring down the democratically elected president of venezuela. The strike by the rich in venezuela has been defeated.
Add your signature in opposition to the Venezeulan coup (tags)
One of the livliest posts I think I have ever seen on an INdymedia site is currently scrolling down the page on the DC site...the letter being is being cirulated in opposition to the coup attempt currently underway in Venezeula