fix articles 27172, american activities committee
Jewish “Defense” League: Nazis in Skull-caps (tags)
The recent arrests of JDL members for assault and hate crimes for a brutal attack on Arab, Jewish and other protesters of AIPAC (the right-wing, pro-Zionist lobbying organization) sent me to the archives to dig up some reportage and investigation I had done for People Against Racist Terror in the 1990s about the JDL. I had been physically attacked at least twice previously by JDLers, once in Brooklyn in 1968 at a sit-in for open admissions for Black and Puerto Rican high school grads to Brooklyn College (then 99% white, mostly Jewish with a small minority of Irish Catholics). I was attacked again by the JDL at an anti-Klan rally in Los Angeles in 1983, by Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel (who pulled a shiv and shouted racist threats at Black marchers). The JDL is and always has been a stone racist, reactionary, pro-imperialist, organization, breeding ground for Meier Kahane’s genocidal Kach party in israel. I use quotes around “Defense” in the title of the article because just like the so-called Israeli “Defense” Forces, they are an aggressive, abusive bunch, and have always attacked Arabs, leftists, people of color and especially Jews who don’t buy their lies.
Bertolt Brecht Testifies Before the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947) 2 min (tags)
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Containing Russia (tags)
Honoring Lynne Stewart (tags)
McCarthyism Writ Large (tags)
OWS Activists Called Domestic Terrorists (tags)
Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (tags)
Karl Rove, Netanyahu and Islamic Uprisings (tags)
The hate machine, lie machine, and the money machine are all on full blast with intent to kill any chance progressives and liberals have standing—especially President Obama and some Senators. The Republican strategy has been to deny, ignore, deceive, and attack. What is also becoming known, since there is now no other viable alternative candidate in Ron Paul, is that the Romney/ Ryan team will likely be a huge disaster in the making for a majority of Americans. So despite what well seems like another stolen election in the making, such as with disenfranchising voters with new State laws, alienated, apathetic, disappointed, disheartened, angry, resentful, confused, Americans, and all independent minds must get out and vote in huge numbers this election—because this election still deeply matters.
Labor Radicalism Alive & Well in U.S., Smith Says (tags)
Author and activist Sharon Smith came to San Diego to speak to Occupy San Diego's Labor Solidarity Committee, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) and other community members September 1, but it was her unannounced co-speaker -- a teachers' union activist from Chicago identified only as Becca -- who galvanized the crowd. Smith used the Chicago teachers' union struggle as an example that radical labor activism in the U.S. is alive and well despite decades of repression from the ruling class.
Criminalizing OWS Protesters (tags)
Anti-Defamation League Assails Palestinian UN Membership (tags)
Reagan Revisionism: Planned Centennial Commemoration Hoopla (tags)
Anti-Defamation League Demagoguery and Islamophobia (tags)
ADL's racism belies its stated mission
Holocaust Museum For Persecuted Heretics? (tags)
Verily, if the origin of the word ‘holocaust’ meant ‘whole’ + ‘burning’ then surely the history of the persecution and killing of pagans and various heretical sects would qualify to this nomenclature? After all, how many supposed witches, were tortured and/or burned over the centuries? How many believers in the ‘wrong’ religions or denominations, according to those fanatics who thought themselves within ‘thee’ singularly right religion, were persecuted and murdered? We don’t know any kind of exact number but it is a frightening reality to behold nevertheless.
Holocaust Museum For Persecuted Heretics? (tags)
Still it is time for crisis-plagued modernity to look beyond last century’s WWII and Hitler’s propaganda and deeds, and even to the persecution of Jews in general over the centuries, to a ‘larger’ picture of religious persecution, and to especially contemplate an underlying psychology behind it all—that mankind might gain a more balanced interpretation of religion’s politics—because religions have been ‘especially’ political—as they still are today in our own time—and as they were from time immemorial—as we will ‘only’ begin to explore.
Paul Robeson play for L.A. 19-21 Feb (tags)
Award-Winning one-man play about African American Actor, singer and civil rights activist is playing in North Hollywood as part of Black History Month tour.
IF Stone: An Iconic Radical Journalist (tags)
one of America's greatest
"Over the Rainbow" (tags)
dreams we dream can come true
Mar Vista Neighbors for Peace and Justice Mourn Loss of Local Activist, Eleanor Belser (tags)
The peace community lost a staunch supporter last week with the death of Eleanor Belser, who passed away at her home in Mar Vista. Eleanor was 89.
Bob Black: Exposed (tags)
an expose of the abuse perpetrated by Bob Black, written by one of his victims
Targeting Dissent - The San Francisco Eight (tags)
Racism and repression are alive and well in America.
Update Bio for Don White (tags)
Contributors to this biography include: Jan Goodman; Blase and Theresa Bonpane; Dennis White; Lydia Brazon and Margaret Prescod.
KPFK: Welcome to the Madhouse (tags)
December 7: A Day of Solidarity with Green Scare Indictees and Political Prisoners (tags)
OPPOSE THE NEW WAR ON DISSENT! ORGANIZE A GREEN SCARE SOLIDARITY EVENT IN YOUR CITY!
My Adventure Presenting Animal Rights Philosophy to the FBI (tags)
The FBI paid me to fly to the Washington D.C. area to lecture law enforcement executives and managers from around the world about animal rights philosophy.
Don White speaks on Latin America's struggle for social justice - MONDAY MAY 8 at CSULA (tags)
Veteran activist Don White will give a presentation on the upsurge in Latin American movements for democracy and socialism, and what it may mean for us.
HOW THE MEDIA USES BLACKS TO CHASTISE BLACKS: Regarding Cynthia McKinney – by ISHMAEL REED (tags)
African-Americans have a number of individuals who are willing to serve as mind doubles. Some are supported by right wing think tanks... Michelle McQueen Martin, who was assigned to beat up on Ms. Mckinney by the producers of" Nightline," spent half the interview on Ms. McKinney's hair even though Ms. McKinney has been outspoken on a number of serious issues. Can you imagine Ms. Martin conducting an interview with Trent Lott, the last person on the planet to use Wild Root Cream Oil, or Joe Biden, and spending half the time on his hair? If "Nightline's" Martin had subjected a white male congressman to this kind of hostile sarcastic interview, sarcastic not only in words but in body language, to which she subjected Cynthia McKinney, Martin would have gotten the same treatment from her bosses that Connie Chung received when she interviewed Newt Gingrich's mom, who denounced Hillary Clinton as "a bitch". ...assigned to a Saturday morning show on MSNBC. Network oblivion.
Congress on Steroids! Watch No-Nonsence Representatives Get Tough on Witnesses! (tags)
In the baseball steroid hearings, we saw aggressive questioning by representatives, but when it involves anything important, like war funding or CIA torture, members of this Congress are nothing but yes-men and neutered pussycats.
Resurgent America: Crimes and Times of Reagan (tags)
Ronald Reagan--the U.S. president from 1981 to 1989--relentlessly drove this planet to the very brink of nuclear world war--while preaching, with a fundamentalist fervor, that a nuclear Armageddon was "winnable." Now Reagan has finally died. And this empire, its leaders and its utterly shameless media are all honoring this monster. This myth-making, this utter reversal of right and wrong, says a lot about them and their system. And it says a lot about this moment in history--when American is in a midst of a new aggressive global offensive.
Our Myopic Beeblebrox: Plausible Selective Memories (tags)
Pabst Blue Ribbon, ketchup, a Black Panther in Cuba, myopia, Pat Brown and Sci-Fi classics: an eclectic and selective obituary of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America.
Acting on principle: John Randolph’s life and legacy (tags)
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – John Randolph, a great light of stage and screen, was laid to rest here Feb. 24 at age 88. Actor and activist, Randolph shined his light through the anti-Communist hysteria of the McCarthyite 1950s.
Watch List or Witch Hunt? (tags)
In 1962, a national security “watch list,” issued by the FBI, red-flagged all materials coming from Puerto Rico of an anti-American or pro-Soviet nature, peace groups going from the U.S. to the Soviet Union...
Paul Robeson honored with postage stamp (tags)
CHICAGO – Bowing to a six-year grassroots campaign, the U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will issue a stamp commemorating the life of Paul Robeson. The announcement is being greeted with joy in the ranks of those who fought for its issuance.
Labor and Patriot Acts I and II: (tags)
A case for political action President George W. Bush heads the most viciously anti-worker, anti-labor administration we have seen in a long time. He and his corporate backers are hell-bent on blocking any new advances for labor and on rolling back existing labor rights.
Ann Coulters Crummy New Screed (Character Assassination) (tags)
In short, Ann Coulter has once again revealed herself as one of the most destructive forces in American politics, repeatedly making outrageously irrational arguments and demonstrably false claims. "Treason" is the culmination of a dismaying trend toward factually misleading and inflammatory books from pundits such as Michael Moore, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. These authors may delight partisans and make their publishers rich, but their work impoverishes our political discourse.
6/19 We Honor Ethel & Julius Rosenberg (tags)
The entire world honors the memory of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on June 19, 2003, 50 years after the fascist US government, aided by their Zionist collaborators, murdered these two outstanding socialists and defenders of the workingclass to perpetrate fascism at home and war abroad. By defending their innocence and resisting fascism, the Rosenbergs literally broke the back of the Cold War. In these terrible times, with fascists attempting to make the USA as reactionary as Nazi Germany, their example is a lesson to us all.
The impeachable offense (tags)
Finally, and far too late, the networks, the big dailies, and the national news magazines are discovering that the Bush Administration's case for invading Iraq was a combination of willfully gross exaggerations and flat-out lies.
William Mandel, American Dissident (tags)
"If you think that I am going to cooperate with this collection of Judases, of men who sit there in violation of the United States Constitution, if you think I will cooperate with you in any manner whatsoever, you are insane!" From William Mandel’s 1960 testimony before HUAC
First They Came For Jose Padilla (tags)
ANSWER Coalition Statement (tags)
ANSWER COALITION RESPONDS TO RED BAITING
The Latest New "War on Terrorism" (tags)
The declaration of the Bush administration to wage open-ended "war" against international terrorism will have definite implications for dissent at home. They estimate the campaign will last five to ten years.
Ish Flory, A lifetime champion of equality (tags)
In Chicago the month of August is a special time for the residents of the South Side. Every year on the second Saturday of that month the community celebrates its past, its present and its future with a huge outdoor party kicked off by the Bud Billiken parade.
REDS & BLACKLISTS IN HOLLYWOOD - Movies & Free Exhibit (tags)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills California presents a special exhibit and film series on the history of anti-Communism in Hollywood.