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Systemic Injustice in America (tags)

police state

BTL:Report Documents Some Tea Party Leaders' Links with Racist and Xenophobic Groups (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters (tags)

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks out concerning the war in Iraq, and how President Bush and his friends were trying to "take over the world".

Behind the Coup Regime Curtain (tags)

"Providing an example of what else these citizens in civil resistance are up against, the pro-coup media then takes the demonstrators’ attempt to remain within the coup decree’s 20-person limit on public assemblies, and portrays it as a sign that the resistance has lost steam. The daily Heraldo, for example, covered that same demonstration with these dishonest words: “The security lines remain, and an important number of national and international journalists, and, of course, demonstrations, which are already almost insignificant for the number of participants."

Amazing Organizing in Honduras (tags)

“Who led the march?” he asked, then answering: “The young people, and also children and senior citizens did. We went into the streets with our drums. Our drums have accompanied this process since the beginning. Last night at this event’s inauguration the energy was high because our culture was here with us, and with us the voices of the ancestors, as we go forward constructing the new nation, the new community. A better future for the community depends on each one of you.”

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

[B]oth Messrs. Obama and McCain are reiterating their commitment to good, old-fashioned American-style war making. . . . Rather than offering relief, the new entrant to the White House come January is likely to simply exacerbate the mayhem.

WaBun-Inini: A true American hero : praises Robert Mugabe (tags)

another enlightened supporter of Robert Mugabe in the face of neocolonial attacks on Zimbabwe

Doctors' Group Gives Awards to AIDS "Dissidents" (tags)

San Diego alternative AIDS activist Michael Geiger reported on his visit to Washington, D.C. in May to watch researcher Peter Duesberg and journalist Celia Farber win Semmelweis Awards for their courage in challenging the conventional wisdom about AIDS. The awards arenamed for 19th century doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, who was driven out of medicine and put in an asylum for demanding that doctors wash their hands between patients.

Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part I (tags)

A superb book on recent Haitian history.

Action Alert All White Jury Convicts Black Grassroots Leader Rev. Edward Pinkney (tags)

The case of Rev. Pinkney is yet another example of anti-racism criminalized and put on trial. It is an attempt to silence the voice of grassroots Black people, to undercut the efforts of those with the least who demand accountability of those in power, to maintain the legacy of racism and poverty, and to make a way for even further exploitation

Latin American School of Medicine (tags)

In the midst of all the US-Cuban relations stories, primarily, the focus is on the imposed economic sanctions against Castro’s Cuba. But, there is a story of unity, progression, and humanitarian efforts lying within those pages written about Cuba. It is one that is hardly, if ever, told; a story that calls attention to the concern for human life above economic strife.

Congress Votes 368-31 to Back Mumia’s Racist Frame-up (tags)

Five California Democrats in Congress voted nay while 23 voted for the resolution. Those voting against were Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Fortney Stark, Michael Honda, and Maxine Waters. Joining in the racist lynch mob voting for the blood of an innocent black man were California Democrats C. Thompson, Doris Matsui, Nancy Pelosi, Ellen Tauscher, Tom Lantos, Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren, Dennis Cardoza, Lois Capps, Jim Costa, Linda Sanchez, Brad Sherman, Adam Schiff, Henry Waxman, Hilda Solis, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Jane Harman, Juanita Millender-McDonald, Grace Napolitano, Joe Baca, Loretta Sanchez, Bob Filner, and Susan Davis. Not voting were Diane Watson, Howard Berman, and Xavier Becerra. Also voting for blood were California Republicans Walter Herger, Daniel Lungren, John Doolittle, Richard Pombo, George Radanovich, Devin Nunes, William Thomas, Elton Gallegly, David Dreier, Edward Royce, Jerry Lewis, Gary Miller, Ken Calvert, Mary Bono, Dana Rohrabacher, John Campbell, Darrell Issa, Brian Bilbray, and Duncan Hunter. Howard McKeon didn’t vote.

Call For Military Draft To Congress (tags)

reinstate mandatory military service

CYNTHIA MCKINNEY: A Tale of Two Members of Congress & the Police – by Jeffrey Blankfort (tags)

The Democrat Party leadership was overjoyed when McKinney was defeated for re-election in 2002. After she had served five terms, AIPAC decided to make an example of her for having criticized Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. ...The Democrats were, in turn, mortified two years later when, without their help, the plucky McKinney ran and was re-elected to her seat. ...To show the party's displeasure, McKinney was denied the return of her seniority by a tight-lipped Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco congresswoman who serves as the Democrats' minority House whip. ...McKinney, of course, is African-American, and one of the few members of the Congressional Black Caucus who has not been cowed into submission by the Democratic Party and the only one who has refused to genuflect to the Israel lobby. ...To make matters worse – for McKinney, not for the pursuit of truth and justice – she has refused to accept the official Bush administration explanation of the events of 9-11.

THE MCKINNEY AFFAIR – by Glen Ford and Peter Gamble (tags)

In the aftermath of McKinney’s run-in with a Capitol Hill police officer, we have witnessed an orgy of unadulterated defamation that is actually directed at Black women in general. ...So virulent and shameless have been the attacks on McKinney – spewing caricatures of the six-term lawmaker that reflect whites’ own hallucinatory visions of Black people – it leads us to conclude that racists are conducting a kind of ritual, an exorcism to cast the “militant Black” out of the national polity, once and for all. Disgustingly, a number of Black voices have joined mob, in order to prove that they are reasonable and trustworthy Negroes who won’t intrude on white folks’ illusions of innocence. ...Most distressingly, the McKinney affair dramatically demonstrates that the Congressional Black Caucus has been eviscerated as a body. ...CBC Chair Mel Watt, Nancy Pelosi's poodle, attempted to enforce his mistress's wish that McKinney appear utterly isolated and alone.

Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)

“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.

Courageous Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D) GA to be on The Alex Jones Show, Feb. 8th (tags)

Courageous Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D) GA to be on The Alex Jones Show, Feb. 8th, 2006 @ 12 noon CST. Listen live on www.gcnlive.com or www.infowars.com. Topics to be discussed include DynCorp, the FEMA induced Hurricane Katrina disaster, voter fraud, trillions missing from the Pentagon, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the push for war with Iran, as well as the unanswered questions surrounding the attacks of 911.

The Best Housing & Poverty Review of 2005 (tags)

The Nation's Housing Policies Are A Complete Disaster!

Battered by Katrina, Gulf Coast workers stand up (tags)

NEW ORLEANS — Gail Andrews, a quiet, unassuming African American woman from New Orleans East, found her mother two weeks after Hurricane Katrina. Six weeks later, she lost her again. This time forever. At age 68, Andrews’ mother died.

Griffin Seals Case for WTC Demolition, Calls on NY Times to End Coverup (tags)

In two speeches to overflow crowds in New York last weekend, notable theologian David Ray Griffin argued that recently revealed evidence seals the case that the Twin Towers and WTC-7 were destroyed by controlled demolition with explosives. Despite the many enduring mysteries of the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Griffin concluded, "It is already possible to know, beyond a reasonable doubt, one very important thing: the destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by terrorists within our own government."

Bill Bennett - Abort Black babies -- Boycotting NAPA and Pier 1 (tags)

Bill Bennett said that crime would go down if Black babies were aborted. This statement was made on Bennett's radio show. We are calling for a boycott of the sponsors of that show ... NAPA Auto Parts, and Pier 1.

Did George W. Bush Steal America's 2004 Election? (tags)

A post-election headline from the Akron Beacon Journal cites a critical report by twelve prominent social scientists and statisticians, reporting: "Analysis Points to Election ‘Corruption': Group Says Chance of Exit Polls Being So Wrong in '04 Vote is One-in-959,000." Citing "Ohio's Odd Numbers," investigative reporter Christopher Hitchens, a Bush supporter, says in Vanity Fair: "Given what happened in that key state on Election Day 2004, both democracy and common sense cry out for a court-ordered inspection of its new voting machines."

PHOTOS: At Philly City Hall for Mumia (tags)

On Thursday, June 16, supporters of journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall in response to a recent decision by Judge Pamela Dembe which prohibits him from entering in 2 new pieces of evidence. That day, members of the Ossining, NY chapter of the NAACP and others visited both Mayor Street’s and Pamela Dembe’s office in downtown Philadelphia. Others conducted a “Honk for Mumia” outside of City Hall as the day’s traffic passed.

Gay Bashing: Its the Collaborators, Stupid (tags)

The necons, directed by Karl Rove and the Bush Faith-based Initive federal money, is wooing black preachers willing to be puppets in their homophobic campaign against 'gay marriage'

Keep Those Cards and Letters Comin’, Folks (tags)

Is there any chance of preventing the hammering of the last nail into America’s coffin on Coronation (formerly Inauguration) Day? Yes, but all care must be administered to our critically ill nation ere January 6, or she’s a goner for good. For more details, read on.

R.I.P. Gary Webb -- Unembedded Reporter (tags)

Gary Webb, a courageous investigative journalist who was the target of one of the most ferocious media attacks on any reporter in recent history, was found dead Friday after an apparent suicide.

From COINTELPRO to the Patriot Act: The long battle for justice and civil liberties (tags)

Jailed Black Panther calls for amnesty

Letter from Donna Warren, Green Party, to Black Caucus Democrats (tags)

A letter to the Black Caucus from a Black woman living in South Central by Donna J. Warren — July 16, 2004

No to Bush Lite, Yes to Independent Workers' Campaign: WWP Candidates (tags)

While the Democratic Party's voting base is turning against war and corporate domination, Kerry is trying to drag everyone in the opposite direction.

U.S.-backed coup spurs terror in Haiti (tags)

The National Conference of Black Lawyers Blasts Kidnapping of Aristide! (tags)

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BLACK LAWYERS BLASTS KIDNAPING OF ARISTIDE AND CALLS FOR COORDINATED PAN-AFRICAN ECONOMIC WARFARE TO BLOCK FUTURE IMPERIALIST INTERVENTION

Michael Moore: "I’ll Be Voting For Wesley Clark" (tags)

"That's right, a peacenik is voting for a general. What a country!"

Bush booed by Atlanta protesters (tags)

Several hundred protesters loudly booed Bush on Thursday as he laid a wreath at the grave of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Bush Booed at Martin Luther King Gravesite (tags)

Protestors shout from across the street while resident Bu$h made a stop at the Martin Luther King, Jr., crypt in Atlanta, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004. Nearly 1,000 protestors booed and jeered Bu$h for his war against Iraq as well as his reactionary policies against Americans. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

Why Being Anti-War Means Being Anti-Imperialist By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

It isn't enough to simply say, "Bring the Troops Home", as some have said. For to do so only means, 'bring them home today, to unleash them on some other unsuspecting people tomorrow.'

Is Dean the Blackest White Candidate We Can Find? (tags)

It's a given that black candidates are unelectable. So who's the most black-friendly white candidate the Democrats have to offer?

40 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

It's been 40 long years since the much-heralded "March on Washington." Almost 1/2 a century -- and what is our condition today?

URGENT: MUMIA NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW! (tags)

Mumia Abu-Jamal in bad health.

BTL:Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney Pursues Lawsuit Against... (tags)

...Georgia's Open Primary System. Interview with Cynthia McKinney, Georgia congresswoman, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

SIMONE! By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

"She sang songs with bite, and grit, and pride and longing... and rage. Deep, down, boneset rage, at how cheaply life was lived for Africans in America. "

Mumia’s Life Is Not Safe! (tags)

Racist Governor Ed Randell Promises The Execution Of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Millions condemn Iraq war (tags)

WASHINGTON – With U.S. war planes and troops poised for combat with Iraq, peace forces vowed to continue the fight against war.

No to Bush's war for oil & empire (tags)

For building an anti-imperialist core in the anti-war movement.

Breaking the Silence on the Israel Lobby (tags)

I placed much of the blame for the escalation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the actions of the organized American Jewish community and by individual Jews working independently who over the years have successfully stifled, intimidated, and marginalized critics of Israeli policies.

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."

Working families say: We’ll fight Bush agenda (tags)

WASHINGTON – Despite setbacks in the Nov. 5 elections, the AFL-CIO, the National Organization for Women and other grassroots organizations vowed a determined fight to block the Bush administration from railroading its ultra-right agenda through Congress.

Ga. Newcomer Turns to Jews To Oust Rep. McKinney's Dad (tags)

ATLANTA — After mounting a successful campaign to encourage thousands of Republican voters to oust Rep. Cynthia McKinney in last week's Democratic primary, a small group of Atlanta-area political operatives are hoping for Jewish backing in their bid to unseat her father from his seat in the Georgia State House.

COINTELPRO Report to WCAR (tags)

COINTELPRO: The Untold American Story Presented on September 1, 2001 to U.N. World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa by the members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Submitted as evidence of the US governments violations of both US and international law and, in particular, specific violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. (excerpt with link to complete report)

BBC. Civil Rights Commission. Bush coup d'etat exposed more. Drug war. LINKS. (tags)

600 votes in Florida won the election. BBC, London Observer, March 9 report of US Commission on Civil Rights, Congressional Black Caucus, Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, etc. paint big picture of ILLEGAL disenfranchisement (voting rights blocked) of tens of thousands of Florida voters. Blacks, Puerto Ricans, poor whites. Voters that normally vote mostly Democrat. Blacks voted 9 to 1 for Democrat Gore. Also, Republicans' legal felon disenfranchisement via racist drug laws.

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