fix articles 2850, hurricane katrina
Passionate March in Support of Venezuela (tags)
One of two events on March 16 in L.A., this one near MacArthur Park, actually took marchers into a busy street (as pictured below).
GOVERNMENT DRAMATICALLY UNDER ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL FROM MARIA (tags)
“The official death count of 64 is a substantial underestimate of the true burden of mortality after Hurricane Maria,” researchers wrote. “Our estimate of 4,645 excess deaths from September 20 through December 31, 2017, is likely to be conservative since subsequent adjustments for survivor bias and household-size distributions increase this estimate to more than 5000.” FEMA Respond sable.
FEMA unprepared and lacks pre strategic planning (tags)
The mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city San Juan issued a plea for urgent help as she expressed frustration with the speed at which rescuers were being sent to work on the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory. “This is a big S.O.S for anybody out there,”
After the Hurricanes (tags)
Hurricane Harvey, followed quickly by Irma, left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180 billion. But the pummeling that America received also raise deep questions about its economic system and politics.
Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)
This article surveys the relationship between the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and catastrophic weather events in the US.
Hurricane Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)
This article points out how catastrophic weather events have coincided with the Peace Process initiatives.
Importance Of Emergency Volunteers (tags)
in reality during times of great emergencies and disasters trained Volunteers become the most available and therefore the most important...
Harvey Didn’t Come Out of the Blue. Now is the Time to Talk About Climate Change. (tags)
Now is exactly the time to talk about climate change, and all the other systemic injustices — from racial profiling to economic austerity — that turn disasters like Harvey into human catastrophes.
Manipulation of Public Opinion (tags)
Timocracy-rule of the propertied-threatens to replace democracy. The large majority is blocked from political participation and from forming their social future-unlike what was intended in the model of the majority principle in democracy.
Black New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina (tags)
New Orleans Today with Sakura Kone’ (tags)
On Saturday, August 15, activist Sakura Kone' spoke about the current state of affairs in New Orleans, on KPFA and KPOO radio in San Francisco,, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated NOLA in the largest unnatural disaster in US history.
Philippines: Shield Yolanda rehab efforts from 'disaster capitalism' (tags)
Amid allegations of overpriced and substandard temporary shelters constructed for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, Akbayan Partylist urged the government to shield the rehabilitation efforts from possible “disaster capitalism.”
Super typhoon Haiyan is climate wake-up call (tags)
It seems these days that whenever Mother Nature wants to send an urgent message to humankind, it sends it via the Philippines. This year the messenger was Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda.
Hurricane Sandy's Austerity Lessons (tags)
While surely unintentional, this natural disaster has afforded those affected by it a small taste of how countless others around the rest of the world live – and many not just during a crisis, but on a regular basis.
Struggle over Neoliberal Ideology (tags)
Tax cuts for the rich do not lead to economic growth or lower unemployment. Profits soar while wages have stagnated for 30 years. Lower taxes and lower wages mean lower demand and lower employment. FDR created 4 million jobs in 1934, built 650,000 public buildings and 1700 bridges.
GLP Mag-Lev Train and Floodwater to Drought Pipeline Alleviates Drought and Flooding (tags)
The Green Liberty Party (GLP) solution to seasonal flooding and drought concerns is to construct a pipeline that can regularly transport large amounts of water from flood prone regions to drought prone regions. This differs from current SNWA plans to drain northern Nevada's aquifers with a pipeline.
Solitary Confinement on Trial --An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell (tags)
On the eve of Tuesday's Senate hearing on solitary confinement, we interview Angela A. Allen-Bell, a law professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge. The newly released issue of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly features an article by Prof. Bell entitled "Perception Profiling & Prolonged Solitary Confinement Viewed Through the Lens of the Angola 3 Case: When Prison Officials Become Judges, Judges Become Visually Challenged and Justice Become Legally Blind.”
The Way She Sees It: Jamala Rogers in San Diego (tags)
Jamala Rogers, columnist for the African-American weekly St. Louis American since 1994 and co-chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote her book, "The Best of 'The Way I See It,'" a compilation of her columns. Among them are a ringing defense of Queer rights and a series denouncing the government response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath as anti-Black genocide.
15 Years of Giving Voice to Women and Transgender Prisoners in California (tags)
An interview with Diana Block, Pam Faden, and Dierdre Wilson --three members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, which is celebrating its 15th year with an event in SF on Friday Oct. 14.
Public Be Damned (tags)
With passage of the stop gap measure in the Senate yesterday there may be people in Congress patting themselves on the back and feeling as though they have done something great. And the fact that they actually passed the bill allowing the stopgap spending measure for FEMA to go through is a good thing, surely. But really, this is what they should be doing. It's what should have been happening since January of 2009. Finding middle ground in order to get on with the business of legislating is what we pay them for.
Activists Host "Radio Summer" in San Diego August 29 (tags)
Members of San Diego's activist community gathered together at the Media Arts Center in North Park on August 29 to hear about how low-power FM (LPFM) radio can create new opportunities for progressive media and break the Right-wing stranglehold on the local airwaves. The attendees heard a presentation via Skype from Philadelphia-based Ian Smith of the Prometheus Radio Project, which was instrumental in lobbying Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the LPFM opportunity in the first place, and also heard from representatives of the World Beat Center, Media Rights Coalition and Activist San Diego.
BP Stonewalling Compensation to Gulf Residents (tags)
.S.: Decline Monies from Japan's "Sympathy Budget" and End Military Dependence Now (tags)
The International Women's Network Against Militarism (IWNAM) demands that the U.S. and Japanese governments stop spending U.S. and Japanese taxpayer monies for the upkeep of U.S. military facilities in Japan and other territories. During these times of natural disasters, funds should directly help the needs of victims of the earthquake, tsunami, and radiation poisoning from damaged nuclear power plants in Japan, and also create alternatives for employment world wide that do not rely on militarism, or further interpersonal and ecological violence. (updated version).
Protest Chief School Privatizer Arne Duncan at Fremont HS Today! (tags)
March 22, 2011 at 4:00PM Protest Chief School Privatizer Arne Duncan at Fremont High School.
The Empire Has No Clothes (tags)
The UN reviews (or does it?) the human rights record of the United States.
David Broder: Symbol of Major Media Depravity (tags)
Broder flacks for power
America's War on Food Not Bombs (tags)
Katrina five year anniversary; revisiting the good work of Rainbows and friends (tags)
This press release is from a year ago, the hurricane hit five years ago...and the Gulf Coast still needs help
“A Sea Change”: Film Shows What CO2 Is Doing to the Oceans (tags)
Barbara Ettinger’s film “A Sea Change,” shown at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego August 5, shows the other side of the climate change issue: what all that carbon dioxide is doing to the oceans, which absorb much of it after fossil-fuel burning and other human activities release it into the atmosphere. It turns into carbonic acid, which alters the pH of the sea and threatens plankton, coral and other small marine life crucially important to the life cycles of fish and marine mammals. “Imagine a world without fish,” says the publicity material for the film, which was followed at this screening by a discussion with two graduate students from Scripps Institute of Oceanography who expressed their frustration at the political opposition to taking climate change seriously.
200,000 march in Arizona (tags)
Report from the protest in Arizona
The Big One Devastates Haiti (tags)
Haiti is now ripe for plunder
Enough is Enough (tags)
Enough is Enough
GMA’s Handling of Typhoon Ondoy is the Real Disaster (tags)
In response to the devastation of Typhoon Ondoy, members of the national Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the Filipino youth-based Daluyong Coordinating Committee are organizing Sagip-Tulong Sa Pilipinas (STP) Emergency Relief Fund Campaign. This campaign will raise material and monetary support for the typhoon victims and aims to raise $5,000 by Monday, October 5, and another $5,000 by Friday, October 16.
STP RELIEF DRIVE FOR THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
As many of you know already, and the media has circulated, Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) has submerge major parts of the Philippines. At this point, estimates from varying sources are 360 people have been killed, several thousand are still missing and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. News reports state that this is the worst rainfall the country has seen in 40 years. It was reported that Ondoy's total rainfall was 410mm, while Hurricane Katrina's was 380mm in New Orleans. Lack of an early warning system, and the low-levels of governmental support and action, are all issues that Americans can relate too. Alliance-Philippines, Kabataang maka-Bayan, the ANSWER Coalition alongside many other Pilipino organizations, have teamed up with PEOPLE"S CORE to collect the much needed material for the relief efforts. PEOPLE"S CORE teamed with ANG KALUSUGAN PARA SA PILIPINO (AKAP) in the Philippines will take a huge role in the organization of the relief efforts.
SAGIP TULONG SA PILIPINAS RELIEF DRIVE, COLLECTION DAYS, SEPT.28-OCTOBER OCT.3 (tags)
Alliance-Philippines, Kabataang maka-Bayan, the ANSWER Coalition alongside many other Pilipino organizations, have teamed up with Search to Involve Pilipino to collect the much needed material for the relief efforts. The generous people at Team Pacquiao with there efforts titled "Operatin Metro Manila" will take a huge role in the organization of the relief efforts. Collection will happen through out the week at SIPA from 10am to 7pm. Below are the material we are collecting...
Triumph of the Right? (tags)
Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.
RAINBOW GATHERING : SEED CAMP UNDERWAY IN NEW MEXICO (tags)
Every year there is a very special gathering of those who love peace, the earth and want to act in their Unity and loving presence with one another... coming from all across the USA and other countries as well...this special event is like no other some of us have experienced. Sharing, caring, living on bare national [ read: all of ours ] forrest lands for a short time, and forming 'family' with those who seemed to be strangers in other places, now are not 'other' but one caring collective.
Global Challenges (tags)
Global challenges arise today through breaking limits. The idea that more consumption is better begins to lose support. We must be engaged socially and politically to change the rules, institutions and information streams so they reflect our highest values.
Employee Free Choice Act Now - Union Civil Rights Activists Vow to Keep King’s Dream Alive (tags)
by James Parks, Jan 19, 2009 Union civil rights activists this weekend celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., by commiting to hold the new administration and Congress accountable and carry on the work they did in the 2008 election to mobilize workers in support of a strong progressive agenda.
Pat Boone and Proposition 8 (tags)
1950's wimp-rocker Pat Boone recently published an article on the Right-wing Web site World News Daily comparing demonstrators protesting the passage of Proposition 8, which elimnated the right of same-sex couples to marry, with the terrorists who attacked hotels and religious centers in Mumbai, India. To this author, it's appropriate that Pat Boone should be expressing such bigotry and prejudice because he began his career taking advantage of bigotry and prejudice by ripping off great rock songs by African-American artists and having bigger hits with them than their creators did.
Bush is (tags)
And so is Cheney
Hey, Prez-Elect Obama: Say “Thanks” to Alan Greenspan! (tags)
Sen. John McCain’s presidential candidacy was done in mostly by a Wall Street-Financial Meltdown, in late Sept. 2008. This phenomenon took the issue of “national security,” which favored him, off the table, and replaced it with “the economy,” which was Sen. Obama’s strongest suit. The fact that Dubya is the most unpopular president in history, coupled with having $639 million to spend, all added up to a smashing victory for Prez-Elect Obama.
No Country for Old Men (tags)
The particular problems of the old in the US version of unregulated capitalism
Bail-Out, Economic Democracy and the Socialist Path (tags)
David Schweickart, political philosopher, discusses the financial crisis, what it exposes about capitalism, how it can set the stage for economic democracy, and open the socialist path.
The Ground Noise and the Static: A Chronicle of the Battle of Saint Paul (Illustrated) (tags)
“Please, please, my friends, my dear friends, please, please don’t be diverted by the ground noise and the static”—John McCain, on being interrupted just before he can accept the GOP’s nomination, 9/4/08
RNC ’08: Pit Bulls On Parade (tags)
If you thought, in the wake of the nightmare of the Bush years, and the euphoria of the Democratic Convention, that the political pendulum in the USA was swinging to the “left”… If you thought that the Bush regime was so widely and bitterly hated that a repackaged version couldn’t seriously contend for the presidency… If you thought that the Christian fundamentalist theocrats were passé… Then you got a shocking wake up call from the Republican National Convention.
Katrina Redux (tags)
Militarizing New Orleans and making it whiter.
Lee Siu Hin: Journey to My Home-China (Part 4) In Memory of Wenchuan Earthquake (tags)
It’s been over three months since the May 12th Wenchuan earthquake--the largest in modern Chinese history for over 80 years that killing nearly 70 thousand people, 20 thousand missing and affect another tens of millions of people.
Youngest ever British person visits longest serving men in solitary at Angola Prison. (tags)
An 11 year old from London has become the youngest ever British person to visit two prisoners in Louisiana State Prison, who are the longest serving inmates in solitary confinement. Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox have spent over 35 years held in 6ft x 9ft cells for crimes even a federal judge has overturned.
PSL on the ballot in Iowa, Utah, and New Jersey (tags)
The La Riva/Puryear PSL Presidential Campaign is proud to announce that we have achieved ballot status in New Jersey, Iowa and Utah! We are already on the ballot in five other states: Arkansas, Vermont, Colorado, Florida and Washington. Over the next five weeks, we will be working to gain ballot access in many additional states, including New York, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
"Outreach" or Alliance Building? (tags)
At the end of June, I participated in the "Los Angeles Social Forum," an attempt to hold a unifying gathering of people from many different movements and organizations in Los Angeles (and other parts of southern California) on the model of the World Social Forum and the first US Social Forum held last year in Atlanta.
What Will It Take to Defeat the War? (tags)
On June 28-29, an “Open National Antiwar Conference” was held in Cleveland, called by a newly minted National Assembly to End the Iraq War and Occupation. Over objections from the conference organizers, centrally Socialist Action, the assembly voted to change the name to include reference to the war on Afghanistan, and to emphasize the connection with U.S. backing for the Zionist occupation of Palestine. (The sponsors of the confab were so right-wing that they feared losing “unity” with Democratic Party supporters of Israel and the Afghanistan war!) What did not change at all was the popular-front character of the new outfit, tying it to the bourgeois parties despite the fig leaf of electoral “independence.” Making this utterly clear, it was decided not to call a national antiwar mobilization prior to the November elections explicitly in order to court those forces who wish to aid the Democrats (and therefore want to avoid making problems for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama). Here is the leaflet issued by the Internationalist Group at the conference.
VP Candidate: Congress receives failing grade on flood disasters (tags)
Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party deeply regret the unfortunate events that have created a great lost for so many in the Midwest. Both socialist parties are demanding that Congress end the funding for the illegal Iraq War and invest in socially useful jobs that will create employment opportunities and good paying jobs for millions of working people rebuilding the U.S. infrastructure and providing immediate relief for all flood victims.
How Corrupt is the US? (tags)
Corruption has become a cancerous disease of US society. No end or even weakening of the lies and deception is in sight. In the politics of the nation, corruption scandals have long reached the center of power.
All Out on May Day! (tags)
On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: labor action against imperialist war by a major American union. The strategically placed port workers in the ILWU can bring commerce with Asia to a grinding halt, and they’re about to demonstrate it. The maritime employers are already screaming, and you can bet it’s got the attention of the warmongers in Washington. All labor should take up the challenge this poses: For workers strikes against the war! Meanwhile, immigrants’ rights groups are once again mobilizing on May Day. And on April 30 and May 1, the independent truckers who move cargo to and from the docks may play an important role in a shutdown. The imperialist war on Afghanistan and Iraq is also a war on immigrants, minorities, working people and democratic rights “at home.” We need to defeat this attack here and abroad, in opposition to both the capitalist war parties. The “antiwar movement,” whose aim has always been to pressure the Democrats, is at a dead end. What’s needed is working-class action independent of the bosses. What that takes is a fundamental break from the Democratic Party and the pro-capitalist politics that infuse the labor bureaucracy.
Gore Vidal Headlines San Diego Anti-War Rally (tags)
Author Gore Vidal headlined the San Diego anti-war rally March 15 in the working-class City heights district and declared he'd be happy if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as President. Other speakers including Nadia Keilani of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, were less optimistic about the political process and faulted both Democrats and Republicans for failing to confront U.S. imperialism.
Puerto Rico: All Out to Defend the Teachers’ Struggle! (tags)
We are on the threshold of a major class battle in Puerto Rico. Every day new preparations are announced for the coming strike of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR). With 42,000 members, a majority of them women, the FMPR represents almost all of Puerto Rico’s teachers and is by far the largest union on the island. The Shock Force of the Puerto Rican Police and National Guard are being readied to go after the strikers. The struggle of the Puerto Rican teachers affects everybody. The working class as a whole, students and parents, teachers and defenders of workers’ rights around the world must come out in defense of the FMPR! If there are mass arrests, the response must be massive blockades and spreading the struggle to the point of shutting the island down. In order to win this strike, it is necessary to prepare for a struggle not only of the teachers but within the whole workers movement against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy that sabotages the workers’ struggle. Above all, it is necessary to fight against illusions in and ties with bourgeois parties and politicians. It’s high time to begin building a revolutionary internationalist workers party.
9/11:U.S.IRS,SEC,AG Mukasey,Homeland Security Michael Chertoff,Israeli ICTS International (tags)
Who within the U.S. IRS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TERMINATING AN INVESTIGATION INTO TAX EVASION BY THE CRIMINALS OF ICTS INTERATIONAL !? ? ICTS evecutive Menachem Atzmon was even convicted in his own country of Israel for the equivalent of money laundering between Israeli government accounts Ariel Sharon's and his own Likud Party.And then the U.S. government allowed him and his far right Israeli partners to enter the U.S. and set up a stock 'securities' scam on the NASDAQ that defrauded American investors in order to buy Huntleigh airport rent-a-cops corp that conveniently had the contract to guard Boston's Logan Airport PRE 9/11 ! And I presume you know the results of that fiasco !
Just one question! Who is going to invade the USA? (tags)
Well is probably part of the government jobs program for over paid generals and military leaders.
Rudy Giuliani’s Wheelchair Theft just the Tip of the Iceberg (tags)
Rudy Giuliani was one hair away from the Presidency.
Prevent Future Floods in NOLA, close MR-GO! (tags)
Would like to reopen an investigation of possible deliberate levee breach during Katrina storm surge that was a preplanned action by unknown agents to prevent flooding of wealthier neighborhoods..
The Fires of Class (tags)
An analysis of how the recent fires in Los Angeles and San Diego counties demonstrates how much America has given up even lip service to the notion that "all men are created equal" and how this nation has evolved into an aristocratic society that judges people's intrinsic worth based on their wealth.
DISPATCHES FROM AMERICA: Masters of war plan for next 100 years (tags)
"We think urban is the future," says James Lasswell, a retired colonel who now heads the Office of Science and Technology at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. "Everything worth fighting for is in the urban environment."
A Town Beseiged: Potrero Residents Battling Blackwater Now Suffer Ravages of Wildfire (tags)
Potrero, California, the town that has gained national attention for standing up against Blackwater Worldwide's plan to build a private military-style training camp in their pristine backcountry community east of San Diego, now faces an even more formidable force. The Harris wildfire which began outside Potrero early Sunday morning has ravaged the small rural community, where many residents remain trapped without supplies four days after the fire began.
Money for Firefighting & Prevention; Not for War (tags)
The World Socialist Website has 2 excllent articles providing the details of the Southern California fire crisis and their relation to the neglect of our domestic needs in favor of war profiteering.
Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for SD's Devastating Fires (tags)
Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for San Diego's Devastating Fires Earlier Recommendations Ignored by Governor; Equipment, Personnel Unavailable, Undeployed, Late in Coming “It’s like Armageddon,” Jill Michaels said, after watching her home burn to the ground in the Harris fire. In the early hours of the worst fire in California history, the Michaels family received no evacuation warning and found exit routes blocked, forcing them to turn back to their home in Potrero. Now, the Michaels are among half a million evacuees who have fled four raging wildfires, the worst fire disaster in California history. Worse even than the 2003 Cedar fire, which until now held that shameful record.
Exodus - It's Official - We're Past the Tipping Point. (tags)
Earlier this year it was reported that the southern oceans were now releasing carbon dioxide
Bush to visit fire-ravaged Southern California on Thursday (tags)
It's going to be like Hurricane Katrina all over again.
Katrina Documentary 'Desert Bayou' Picks Up Political Steam (tags)
Post-Katrina New Orleans documentary Desert Bayou fuels Discussion of Government Failure, Lingering Racial and Socio-Ecomomic Issues. Political commentator and Gore 2000 campaign manager Donna Brazile, along with the ACLU, Appleseed, and The Raben Group to host an advance screening in D.C. on October 24th. Film opens in LA on October 26th with Q&A sessions with director Alex LeMay after 7:30pm showings on the 26th and 27th at Laemmle Sunset 5 theaters.
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.
Local: Habitat for Humanity Partners With OHA To Displace Oakland's Poor (tags)
Locals Struggle To Save 75 Families From Being Evicted From Their Public Housing Complex!
Free the Jena Six, Stop the War on African People (tags)
This last week, thousands of people converged on the small town of Jena, Louisiana to show support for the six African teenagers who face felony charges following a series of attacks by a hostile white school and criminal justice system.
mercenaries without borders (tags)
privatisation of armies and security are a utter defeat of freedom and democracy. Read why.
Naomi Klein's "Shock Doctrine" and the policy of Disaster Capitalism (tags)
"Shock and Awe" is what the media and pentagon called the bombardment of Baghdad by U.S. forces at the start of the 2003 Persian Gulf War. We remember the horrible visuals well, just as we remember, in graphic detail, our own shock and awe event on September 11, 2001, when we were treated to the first in a series of psychological trauma for the new the "War on Terror" PR campaign. All of these horrible events were designed to turn us, and Iraqis, into pliable infants, willing to let our government do whatever they want in order to "protect us."
Special show: Saving Pets in Katrina-Hit Areas, Tomorrow on KPFK (tags)
Tomorrow (August 29) at 7am, KPFK will have a special ("Rescue Me") about how we can help pets in areas still devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Bush Administration Outsourcing of Work at... (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
Feds Train Clergy To "Quell Dissent" During Martial Law (tags)
Shocking KSLA 12 news report confirms story we broke last year, Pastors to cite Romans 13 as reason for public to obey government orders, relinquish guns and be taken to camps during state of emergency
A 21st-century head count (tags)
The Census Bureau prepares to conduct a decennial census like no other it has performed in its 220-year history
Blackwater: The Christian Right and the War on America (tags)
the civil war that england has been after for a long time now you WILL sell out america, and worship lords and kings again, or you will die
Mexico's 911 Waiting for the Perfect Storm (tags)
"Mexico City is at risk of flooding of the kind that devastated New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina if authorities don´t take steps to unclog the canals, reservoirs and lagoons that make up the municipal sewer system, experts warn."
Halliburton's Kellogg,Brown and Root boys suspect Jewish Conspiracy,Holocaust Survivors (tags)
Strange that while Halliburton is relocating to Dubai, another branch of their military and war fraud operations,(Kellogg,Brown and Root boys running Cerberus' IAP Worldwide and Cerberus hedge fund and banking operations),are maneuvering in from the west,with Refco's money laundering Bawag Bank of Austria,into Israeli banking,with anonymous Jewish connections and their spoils from the looting in the war in Iraq.
jeb bush Joins the Tenet Gravy Train (tags)
The Shortwave Report 5/4/07 ¡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.
Iraq War: Counting the Cost (tags)
The post invasion Iraqi death toll is now estimated to be as high as 1,000,000, far higher than the previous estimate of 655,000; this is according to recent scientific data. Over 5,000,000 Iraqis have been hurt or wounded. Recent figures indicate the refugee numbers have climbed from 2,700,000 to over 3,900,000 and the refugee crisis is broadly impacting the entire region of the Middle East. These are the figures that are not being reported on American television or in American newspapers.
Outsourcing Walter Reed (tags)
The evils of privatisation lie at the root of the problems at Walter Reed
THe Takeover of the Minuteman Project (tags)
THE PUPPETEER TAKES THE REINS
Through the Roof: A Play about New Orleans, California, and "Natural" Disaster (tags)
Through the Roof: A Natural History—A New Play with Music about "Natural” Disaster—will be performed on Monday, March 5th, at 7:00 p.m. in downtown Los Angeles, at the Central Library’s, Mark Taper Auditorium, at 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles. (Phone: 213-228-7000.) A professional staged-reading of a new play, with live music, by award-winning dramatist Rick Mitchell, directed by Hope Alexander, music by Max Kinberg. Through the Roof chronicles the adventures of two people who meet on a rooftop in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans while escaping rising floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina. The pair inadvertently travel back in history, to New Orleans and California, and discover that race, gender, and natural catastrophe are never far removed. The play is based, in part, on recent interviews with disaster survivors (especially of Katrina), as well as New Orleans and California history. An audience talk-back follows the show. Produced by the Central Library (Literature and Fiction Dept.) and the College of Humanities, California State University, Northridge. The play reading is part of a California Stories project entitled: “Natural Disaster: California, New Orleans, the World” (www.calhum.org), and the project is supported, in part, by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities. For further information contact: Stacia Black (818) 677-3441 (or email@example.com)
McKinney's Arguments for Impeachment (tags)
Former rep McKinney's statements to impeach W.
New Katrina Survivor documentary "Down But Not Out" FREE SCREENING (tags)
Come hear first hand the testimonies and struggles from Katrina Survivors
March 17--March on Washington --and Stay there (tags)
The Decisive Battle this Spring - The Challenge for the Antiwar Movement Forcing Congress to vote to cut off further war funding is the defining issue for the antiwar movement this spring and it is a struggle that we can win if we are bold enough to take it seriously
4th Day in Oaxaca - A Report (tags)
The following is a report from a US citizen, in Oaxaca to witness the events here. Please remember that I am just a US person here to show solidarity. The real work, and the real revolution, is with the Oaxacan and Mexican people.
TALIB KWELI & THE PEOPLE'S HURRICANE RELIEF FUND TEAM UP THIS SUNDAY NOV. 26TH IN LA (tags)
Join nationally and internatioanally renowned hip hop artist Talib Kweli, the Peoples Hurrican Relief Fund, Change the Game, The Labor /Community Strategy Center & Strategic Actions for A Just Economy (SAJE) for a town hall and open mic on Hurricane Katrina Survivors Right to Return to New Orleans. Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday, November 26th, from 4 to 6 PM at SAJE 152 W 32nd st, Los Angeles, CA.
BTL:Election Ends One-Party State: How Will Democrats Use Their New... (tags)
...Power to Investigate?~Interview with James Ridgeway, investigative journalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Harper's Magazine Editor Lewis Lapham Warns US Constitution is Under Attack (tags)
Interview with Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's Magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Celebrate the Liberation of Assata Shakur (tags)
November 2, 2006 is the 27th anniversary of the liberation of Assata Shakur from Clinton Correctional Facility in New Jersey.
ON VOTING FOR CAPITALIST PARTIES (tags)
VOTE REPUBLICAN – SUPPORT THE LINCOLN-JOHNSON TICKET IN 1864!! VOTE DEMOCRATIC-SUPPORT THE JACKSON-VAN BUREN TICKET IN 1828!!
THEOCRACY WATCH (tags)
CHURCH IS WAR.
Labor must take the road of class struggle! (tags)
A Working Class Emancipation labor bulletin
Call for October 22nd, 2006 in LA (tags)
Call for October 22, 2006: Eleventh Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
Bush-Cheney Hit with “Mock” Guilty Verdicts for War Crimes (tags)
It was appropriate that the “Guilty” verdicts against the Bush-Cheney Gang for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity were announced at “Camp Democracy,” on the National Mall. On Sept. 13, 2006, Ann Wright, an ex-U.S. diplomat, read the “mock” verdicts. She was also one of the five jurists who heard the evidence compiled by the Bush Crimes Commission.
The First Post-Zionist War (tags)
The great lapse, then, is a function of the fact that Israel is caught between two worlds. Still guided by the Zionist model, it refuses to resolve the conflicts with its neighbors. But guided by post-Zionism, it refuses to maintain the welfare state, which aimed for the kind of Jewish solidarity that was needed to wage those conflicts.
Rev. Yearwood endorses Voters Pledge For Peace (tags)
Rev. Yearwoods' message: It is time for decent folks who care about the people of the Gulf Coast to come together and become Voters for Peace. Tell the politicans to bring the troops and resources home to the Gulf Coast where they are desperately needed.
Katrina, one year later: For black liberation through socialist revolution! (tags)
We revolutionaries insist that black liberation, including the conquest of full democratic rights for blacks in the US, can only be achieved through socialist revolution. It is hopeless and naïve to expect the US government to "rebuild for democracy". The face of US capitalist "democracy" was unmasked by Hurricane Katrina, and it's not going to get any prettier.
Remembering Katrina and the Need for Climate Justice (tags)
Nearly one year after Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the Bush-Cheney Gang has done little, on the issue of global warming, to prevent another devastating disaster. At a rally, on Aug. 26, 2006, at the main headquarters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adm. (NOAA), Mike Tidwell, the author of “The Ravaging Tide,” charged that unless something is done now about the warming of our global atmosphere, more Katrinas are on their way.
Katrina-tied prison woes are detailed (tags)
- A report released Thursday describes Orleans Parish prisoners trapped in flooded cells, deprived of food and water for days, and calls the scene at the prison "some of the worst horrors of Hurricane Katrina."
Ride for Climate Justice: A Critical Mass Call to Action (tags)
On August 25th, 16 cities around the world will be swarming the streets by bike to demand an end to environmental injustice and bring the issue of climate change front and center.
Ron Paul the only congressman who gets it! (tags)
In his legislative fantasies, the amiable Texas congressman would do away with the CIA and Federal Reserve. He would reinstate the gold standard. He would get rid of the Education Department and leave schooling to local governments because he believes that's what the Constitution intended.
Korean American-led DMZ//38 Releases No Man’s Land Album (tags)
“We can be as one, look what the split has done” proclaims DMZ on “Reunify,” an impassioned anthem from No Man’s Land, the debut album from the LA-based band DMZ//38. DMZ//38 is led by vocalist/songwriter DMZ, and was named Outstanding Political Band of the Year in 2005. The album is available from DMZ38.COM through Taegukki Records.
What's new about CUBA? (tags)
What's new about CUBA...
UNFIT TO LEAD THE WORLD (tags)
Appropriately, much has been made of the recent survey conducted by Foreign Policy and the Center for American Progress, which found that 84 percent (of the more than 100) of America's top foreign policy experts believed that the United States is not winning the war on terror. Not only do they dispute President Bush's insular and politically self-serving assertion that America is winning that war, they also "see a national security apparatus in disrepair and a government that is failing to protect the public from the next attack." [See "The Terrorism Index," July/August 2006]
KARL ROVE IN LOS ANGELES, JULY 8, 20006 (repost) (tags)
FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON, KARL ROVE AMONG SPEAKERS AT UPCOMING NCLR ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES
Cuba in the Human Rights Council (tags)
Cuba in the Human Rights Council, UN...
True Nature of Obscenity (tags)
We are daily surrounded by capitalist obscenities such as poverty, war, injustice and inequality. Insult is added to injury when bourgeois spokespersons such as Billy Graham blame God and human beings. It is enough to make a person swear.
May 1st: A new class being formed (tags)
This May Day showed our class is beginning to stir. When there is motion, conciousness of class interests is possible
Help Us with a Book about Indymedia (tags)
This book would not attempt to be the definitive statement on Indymedia. Rather, it would be an overview of some of the triumphs and struggles of the network over the past five-and-a-half years. Its entries would range from dramatic, stream-of-thought, first-person pieces to more analytic chapters on the meaning of Indymedia. The book, while thoughtful, would avoid being overly academic and would be graphic/picture heavy. For full proposal, see: http://www.indybook.org
Swiss injection rooms lead the way (tags)
Swiss injection rooms lead the way
UN Calls for Action on Police Torture in US (tags)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. RECORD OF POLICE TORTURE RAISES CONCERNS FOR UN COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE Committee Members Call for Action on TASERs, Burge Torture Cases
New Orleans: Who Stole Fortier High School? (tags)
How does a historically black high school get turned into predominantly white elite charter school? Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans is a symbol of everything wrong in New Orleans today.
Bush’s immigration speech—an appeal to militarism and reaction (tags)
The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the vicious anti-immigrant policy put forward by President George W. Bush in his speech from the White House Oval Office Monday night. We condemn as well the craven response of the Democratic Party, which embraced in all essentials the administration’s attacks on millions of immigrant workers living and working in the US. Bush’s speech was ignorant, short-sighted and reactionary. While crafted with the short-term goal of satisfying both the prejudices of the Republican Party’s extreme right-wing base and the profit interests of the American Manufacturers Association, the proposals outlined by the US president have far-reaching and ominous implications.
Code Pink Challenges White House (tags)
Code Pink activists showed up on Mother’s Day to challenge the War Party. They took their case directly to the White House. In a rally that included a mini-parade, speeches, a sing along and the waving of plenty of roses, the Ladies in Pink were in great form. Cindy Sheehan said they are “making a difference.” And, Actress Susan Sarandon read an open letter to Laura Bush, in which she mocked Laura’s husband, “The Decider,” as a warmonger.
National Guard Not Allowed? (tags)
reposted from right wingersite
BTL:Stop the War, Save the Environment (tags)
Interview with Ibrahim Ramey, Climate Crisis Coalition, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
A CALL TO ALL FILIPINOS AND IMMIGRANTS OF ALL NATIONALITIES TO UNITE TO DEFEND IMMIGRANT R (tags)
The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR), a multi-ethnic alliance of immigrant rights advocates in Los Angeles, calls on the Filipino American community to march shoulder to shoulder with their Latino brothers and sisters and come out in force on May 1, 2006. Rallyists will assemble at Broadway and Olympic St at 12:00 PM and march to the City Hall and at 7th and Wilshire St. (MacArthur Park) to La Brea in Los Angeles.
Keeping America Empty (tags)
How one small-town conservationist launched today’s anti-immigration movement
Mass Evictions From Oakland's Public Housing (tags)
Fraud And Corruption At The Oakland Housing Authority Results In Mass Evictions!
Boycott Against Immigrant Repression and for Gulf Coast Reconstruction! (tags)
May 1st – “May Day” – is celebrated by millions of workers throughout the world to express the need for worker solidarity in the struggles for workers rights and human rights. It began based on a struggle by US workers in the 1880’s for the eight-hour day and in opposition to government repression against the labor movement. The May 1st Boycott must also be a mobilization that calls for a major campaign to build Black and Brown unity as an anchor for the unity of people of color and workers in struggling for human rights and global justice.
Help Restore Dignity and Water in the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans (tags)
Over seven months have passed since Katrina destroyed New Orleans and levee failures inundated the Big Easy. Much of New Orleans is well along the road to recovery. The French Quarter is once again crawling with tourists and the banking district is up and running. However, if you travel just a few miles east of downtown--to the other side of the Industrial Canal—you find yourself in a neighborhood that does not look much different than it did in September. There are no businesses operating, no schools in session, no electricity, no FEMA trailers, and no RUNNING WATER.
DJ Bijou, Pirate Radio (tags)
Interview with Free Radio San Diego's DJ Bijou.
Meet Tuesdays 6:30 PM to plan May 20 US Hands off Cuba/Venezuela (tags)
Join us to help build the May 20 Los Angeles demonstration against US intervention in Cuba and Venezuela. The meetings are every Tuesday until May 20. @ UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View Street, Los Angeles (between 7th Street and Wilshire Blvd.). See Cuba Solidarity (cubasolidarity.com) for more information on the national mobilizations. On May 20 this year Mr. Bush will announce further attacks on Cuban sovereignty and everyone's right to travel and trade with Cuba.
Conservation of Symbiotic Bees Pollinators and Vernal Pool Goldfields (tags)
Developers attempt to build sprawl-marts on top of critical habitat for a great many endnagered species in the Sacramento Valley's vanishing vernal pools. What are some reasons for protecting the valley's vernal pool biodiversity?
On 9/11: Was the Asbestos-Laced World Trade Center "Disposable"? (tags)
Millions in the U.S. and worldwide now know there is evidence that 9/11 was an "inside job"; "false-flag," state-sponsored terrorism to provide a pretext for a premeditated war. But in exposing this evidence, the 9/11 Truth effort is also shedding light on a significant story-within-the-story: that the World Trade Center (WTC) was obsolete and asbestos-laced, and that its destruction on 9/11 may, for certain interests in the U.S., have been both desirable and profitable--independent of any interest in war.
Fast Food Media (tags)
The new paradox of journalism is that more and more publications cover fewer and fewer stories.. Idealists have lost and accountants have won.
In the Crosshairs of Preventive War (tags)
March 2006 Update of Bush Pre-emptive War National Security Strategy Targets Iran: An Interview with Preventive Warriors director Michael Burns www.preventivewarriors.com
Global Nonviolent Resistance Marks Third Anniversary (tags)
Marking the third anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, thousands of activists from all parts of the globe engaged in nonviolent demonstrations and direct action focusing on disrupting business as usual at some of the symbolic “Pillars of the War in Iraq” – US government installations, military bases, congressional offices, recruitment centers and war profiteers. Actions took place in cities around the world, including Atlanta, Belfast, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madrid, Managua, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rome, San Francisco, San Salvador and Washington, DC. These actions demonstrate increasing boldness to challenge the mechanisms of the war in Iraq through coordinated, global nonviolent resistance.
Jonathan Smith, geodesic domes (tags)
Interview with Jonathan Smith about building disposable geodesic domes.
Israel: Gal Lusky's 'IFA' Caught Up in Moshe Katsav,Mohamed Hadid, Zwebner 'UCSY' scam ? (tags)
That might also explain why Michael Zwebner did not take the opportunity of the Hurricane to promote his and his 'business' partner, Palestinian con man and Al Qaeda Islamic terrorist charities connected suspect Mohamed Hadid's, et.al.'s 'airwater machine'. Perhaps he felt using you or Israeli President Moshe Katsav again to promote his worthless 'UCSY' shares might get old.Originally I imagined it was because New Orleans was too close to his scam in Miami but then again he sent 120 or so fictitious 'airwater machines' to Texas somewhere in one press release.
Iraq "Rendezvous": Cheney, "Bubble-boy" and Ahmadinejad Up the Ante (tags)
Listening to Vice President Cheney and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exchange threats of war while both nations hover, like vultures, over the moribund carcass of Iraq's insurgency-racked shotgun democracy, I was reminded of David Low's famous 1939 cartoon, "Rendezvous." Mr. Low, you'll recall, depicted Hitler and Stalin as bloodthirsty tyrants, tipping their hats in salutation while standing over Poland's corpse. Thus, Hitler saluted Stalin: "The scum of the earth I believe?" Stalin replied: "The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?"
SF City Council Joins Impeachment Movement (tags)
SF's supervisors jumped into national politics by passing a resolution asking the Democratic congressional delegation to seek the impeachment of President Bush for failing to perform his duties by leading the country into war and eroding civil liberties.
241 mile MARCH for PEACE: Latino Voice of Opposition to the War (tags)
A 241 mile march that aims at ensuring that the Latino voice of opposition to the War is heard loud and clear across the Americas.
Giving Iran the `Iraq Treatment' (tags)
People have fallen for the Bush propaganda but still do not support the long-planned aggressive invasion of the State. Nearly 7 of 10 of those surveyed say theya re concerned that the US will move prematurely to use force
National Black Peoples Unity Convention to Convene In Gary, Indiana in March (tags)
Thirty-four years after the historic 1972 National Black Political Convention, a new group of activists will convene in Gary, Indiana from March 9 – 12. They will come together as participants, ready to formulate a strategy around not just a political plan, but around the more important agenda of a long term Black economic empowerment strategy.
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.
Did oil corp canals increase Katrina flooding? (tags)
The development of wetland flood buffers combined with dredging for oil corporation's canals may have increased flood damage to New Orleans during hurricane Katrina..
BTL:Airborne Toxic Sediment Endangers New Orlean's Residents (tags)
Interview with Wilma Subra, a McArthur award-winning environmental chemist, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/18/06) (tags)
Latest Bush dictatorship mega-catastrophe is now pharmaceuticals.
10 Reasons Why the U.S. Must Leave Iraq (tags)
AFSC asks that you publish this as widely as possible. http://afsc.org/iraq/activism/10-reasons.htm
News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/15/06) (tags)
Salim Mawakkil reveals his true agenda.
BTL:New Orleans Homeowners Coalition Stops House Demolitions in Court (tags)
Interview with Bill Quigley, attorney representing New Orleans homeowners, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
NYC Transit Strike: Union Power vs. Class Collaboration (tags)
Strikers Defy Taylor Law
The Best Housing & Poverty Review of 2005 (tags)
The Nation's Housing Policies Are A Complete Disaster!
Haiti, Venezuela, Benton Harbor, New Orleans: The Grassroots Mobilizes (tags)
LA public meeting a historic coming together of grassroots struggles in the United States with the movement against US/UN occupation in Haiti and Venezuela’s ‘peaceful and democratic revolution’.
BTL:Poor New Orleans Residents Struggle to Have Their Say on... (tags)
...City's Reconstruction ~ Interview with Steve Bradberry, lead New Orleans organizer with ACORN, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Open Letter to United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) From Mobilization for Global Justice (tags)
Congratulations on organizing a very large demonstration in Washington, D.C. the weekend of September 24-25. The numbers and the resulting media coverage and visibility were indeed impressive. Having said that, we would like to share with you some fundamental political concerns of ours with: • the manner in which the mobilization was called, • what was and what was not included in the political message, • and how that was reflected in the way in which the organizing for the demonstrations happened on the ground.
New Waveland Cafe Transforming (tags)
The Rainbow founded New Waveland Cafe Hurrican Relief Kitchen is transforming and moving to Saint Bernard's Parrish.
America's Corporatocracy (tags)
While he may be dead in the corporal sense, the spirit of Simon Bolivar continues to wage the struggle for freedom from oppression. Hugo Chavez is perhaps the most familiar incarnation of Bolivar's élan vital as he defies the neocolonial policies of the United States, a nation which has supplanted the European colonial empires as looters of Latin American bounty. Bolivar's spiritual essence also burns brightly in Evo Morales, another leader of the poor and oppressed in Latin America. Barring a CIA-orchestrated assasination or sabotage of the election process, in December Morales will be the next democratically-elected president of Bolivia. And deservedly so.
Introducing Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed, #60 (tags)
Every time an anarchist says, “I believe in democracy,” there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
(from MD's Democracy)
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.
War, budget cuts ignite voter rebellion (tags)
WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush’s smear tactics failed to silence his growing opposition as the peace movement and defenders of the poor stepped up their fight against the Iraq war and a Republican proposal to cut $50 billion from federal programs for low-income Americans.
Brazilian Consulate Talks to Pro-Aristide Demonstrators in Los Angeles (transcript) (tags)
Transcript of dialog between human rights activists and Brazilian Consulate Henrique Jenne regarding events in Haiti. Jenne eventually admitted that Aristide belongs in Haiti.
LATINOS - Gulf Coast Slaves in the Katrina Aftermath (tags)
Halliburton and its subcontractors hired hundreds of undocumented Latino workers to clean up after Katrina -- only to mistreat them and throw them out without pay.
Opportunity Knocks for the Green Party (tags)
President George W. Bush’s approval numbers are falling faster than the values of Ken Lay’s Enron stock. Nationwide, Bush is at 39 percent, while in Maryland, he has dipped further to 33 percent. As Bush’s goes, so goes the GOP. It’s time for the Green Party to make its move. The Democrats are part of the corrupt Two-Party duopoly. The country needs an alternative. In MD, Kevin Zeese is running as a Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate.
SOCIALISM CONFERENCE IN LA - NOV. 12 (tags)
Join us for a day of Marxist views on the struggle against capitalist exploitation, war, racism and imperialism. Get answers to these questions and more: Is Socialism possible in the U.S.? How can Bush and the ruling class be defeated? What is a revolutionary Marxist party? Learn about the struggle for socialism.
Email Campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)
OCT. 29 PUBLIC FORUM IN LA: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST WAR & RACISM (tags)
Hurricanes Katrina & Rita - Eyewitness New Orleans - Police Brutality - Defending Immigrant Rights - And More!
SOCIALISM CONFERENCE IN LA (tags)
Join us for a day of Marxist views on the struggle against capitalist exploitation, war, racism and imperialism. Get answers to these questions and more: Is Socialism possible in the U.S.? How can Bush and the ruling class be defeated? What is a revolutionary Marxist party? Learn about the struggle for socialism.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/21/05) (tags)
Beware Senate Bill 1873.
Bush calls domestic problems "background noise" (tags)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, hit by a series of domestic woes that have eroded his popularity, said on Thursday he was focused on his job and not on what he called "some background noise."
Special Call-In Day - Urgent Budget Cuts Updfate (tags)
Call 1-800-828-0498 and urge your senators to reject any budget reconciliation that includes cuts to Medicaid.
A.N.S.W.E.R. Public Forum: The Struggle Against War & Racism - Hurricanes Katrina & Rita (tags)
Come to an important public forum in LA on the struggle against war and racism in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Be there on October 29 for eyewitness reports from New Orleans, live hip-hop, food and political discussion!
America's Middle Class: In the Tank! (tags)
Just about everyday, the news is bad! The economy is going to hell, the Iraqi War continues unabated and the energy crisis is shifting into high gear. One direct result: The Middle Class is disappearing. No Middle Class, no democracy! And yet, our people seem to be sleepwalking through it all. Maybe, Carl Jung was right when he said, “The people can’t stand too much reality.”
Why Democrats Support the War (tags)
Some people remain mystified as to why Hillary Clinton and other Democratic members of Congress have supported the invasion and occupation of Iraq. What’s the mystery?
"President Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People..." (tags)
Damn Right! And That's Not The Half Of It
Labor and civil rights groups: We demand jobs, justice in Gulf (tags)
Oct. 29 rally in Baton Rouge to demand a ‘new direction’ for U.S. Gulf Coast union leaders hailed an action campaign launched by the AFL-CIO Sept. 30 to defend workers’ wages and rebuild their hurricane-torn states while turning the nation in a new direction that puts “people before profits.”
Most favored religion bill Must be stopped (tags)
MOST FAVORED RELIGION LAW MUST BE STOPPED! (tags)
Researcher Resepen@yahoo.com Sometimes referred to as the “Hate Bill”, Senate number S.1145, if passed will bring TYRANNY to America. President Bush (reacting to Mrs. Mier’s nomination) had the audacity to say, it matters not what the American people think, it matters what Congress does. Please cut and past this letter and send it to your Senators. A closer look at the Bill shows it would end political dissent, and makes jail a possibility for others with different religious beliefs.
Legislation in Washington Attacks Public Access TV (tags)
Three Bills now in the House and Senate could end public access TV in America.
"Classism, Racism and Sexism Project: White People Find, Black People Loot." (tags)
On either of these websites http://www.opensource.dsame.com or http://www.campusactivism.org/displayresource-487.htm you will find two versions of issue #1 of a my zine.
"The People are Boiling with Rage" (tags)
Hurricane Katrina had blown the problems in GW Bush's face that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas. The chaotic emergency relief was also a consequence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation
Will President Bush Help Homeless? (tags)
Ending homelessness was a priority of President Bush. Is the Bush administration still willing to help?
URGENT Relief Needed for Native American Communities in Louisiana (tags)
CALL FOR URGENT RELIEF ACTION Hurricane Relief Needed in Native American Communities of Southern Louisiana
Judith Miller, Larry Franklin, Office of Special Plans, PNAC & WMDs (tags)
'Judith Miller & Larry Franklin, sitting in a tree...'
Society without Make-Up (tags)
After the disastrous hurricane Katrina, the rage over the inactivity of the authorities was great. However the censors appeared with their moralizing undertone when indignation was first heard in the media.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/28/05) (tags)
25 questions about the murder of New Orleans.
Katrina and the Death of Social Darwinism (tags)
After so many years of Social Darwinism, Hurricane Katrina could reawaken the American people's appetite for compassion in government.
LAPD estimate that 15,000 people participated in anti-war march (tags)
In Los Angeles, police estimated 15,000 people participated in a raucous 1 1/2 -mile march from Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to Los Angeles and Temple streets, where speakers such as actor Martin Sheen and state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) took to a stage and railed against the Bush administration. Organizers said that as many as 50,000 protesters were on hand.
R.I.P. Posse Comitatus (tags)
Fast-forward to the present. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, General Peter Grace, soon to become Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has called "for Posse Comitatus to be reconsidered in response to suggestions that it slowed down deployment of troops," according to Jurist, a legal research website.
There's an explanation for all this (tags)
“It will be a hard pill for many Americans to swallow--the idea of doing with less so that big business can have more...Nothing that this nation, or any other nation, has done in modern economic history compares with the selling job that must be done to make people except this reality.” (Business Week 10-12-74.)
BTL:Global Warming Linked to the Increased Power of Hurricanes Battering the US (tags)
Interview with Ross Gelbspan, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
A Message to the Anti-war Demonstrators (tags)
2005, posted at revcom.us
Guantanamo. . . “shock and awe”. . . “collateral damage”. . . Fallujah. . . Abu Ghraib. Behind the words stand the cities reduced to rubble, the bodies in the streets, the hooded prisoners, the kicked-down doors, and the children—crying in terror or silently watching the humiliation of their parents. All justified by outrageous lies.
The horror grinds on, every day.
Iraq cannot wait.
Iraq cannot wait for “pendulum swings.” Iraq cannot wait for possible resolutions to set “reasonable” deadlines for hypothetical timetables. Iraq cannot wait for the 2006 U.S. elections—especially (but not only) when the major Democrats all oppose withdrawal from Iraq, and some even support more troops being sent.
Nor will Bush be swayed simply by public opinion turning against him, or the war. Bush himself seems to believe he’s on a “mission from God” and the pack of neo-conservatives, Christian fascists and kluckers who surround him have demonstrated their intent to hold on to power. What do the 2000 elections tell us, after all, if not that?
Iraq—and the world—cannot wait. We cannot tolerate three more years of slaughter and lies and madness.
British MP George Galloway to Speak in Los Angeles (tags)
British MP George Galloway will speak in Los Angeles, September 22 to Demand Money for Hurricane Relief, Not War in Iraq
SAT. 9/424: Thousands to Protest War in Iraq in Downtown LA (tags)
Thousands to Attend Los Angeles March and Rally on Sept 24th to Protest the War in Iraq and Support for Hurricane Victims Calls for 'From Iraq to New Orleans Fund People's Needs, Not the War Machine' As Part of a National Day of Protests Against the War
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/21/05) (tags)
US jobless growth at 10-year high
RFK, Jr. Blasts Big Oil & Bush-Cheney Gang (tags)
The Bush-Cheney Gang gave the store away in the so-called “Energy Bill.” It granted $4 billion in tax breaks to Big Oil, despite the fact that ExxonMobil had profits of $24 billion last year! Now, environmentalists rallying in Washington, D.C., on 09/20/05, suspect that parts of the pristine Arctic Wildlife Refuge will soon be opened up to oil drilling. At the protest, RFK, Jr., labeled George Bush: “The worst environmental president in U.S. history!”
Housing News-Feds Withold Disaster Assistance (tags)
As of yet, HUD has not even offered any temporary Section 8 vouchers to Katrina's victims.
British food aid to be Burned (tags)
HUNDREDS of tons of British food aid shipped to America for starving Hurricane Katrina survivors is to be burned.
Why is the Federal Government destroying National Security ? (tags)
Federal officials are more responsive to foreign interests than to American citizens ! The President believes in unprotected borders. The Congress aids foreign governments. The Supreme Court evicts private citizens from their property to enrich foreign private profiteers. WHY?
BTL:Five Unanswered Questions About 9/11 Critical to Prevent Future Attacks (tags)
Interview with James Ridgeway, Village Voice Washington correspondent, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Many Iraqis believe ’suicide’ bombings done by US to start a civil war (tags)
"I believe it is the Americans who are doing this, pretending it is the Sunni, so there will be a civil war and they can control our wealth.” Many survivors lying mangled by this morning’s bombs subscribed to a conspiracy theory according to which the US wants to rule Iraq by fomenting differences between Shia and Sunni.”
Open letter to the Peace Movement From Lloyd Hart. (tags)
Humanity's Greatest Act of Inequality.
Hurricane Katrina -- Beware of disaster profiteers and peddlers of hate! (tags)
The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate urges donors to make an informed decision about how they want their contributions channeled and ask all those committed to broad values of secularism, pluralism and justice to oppose the forces that use the pretext of relief operations to further their sectarian agendas.
BTL:Crisis of Confidence in Direction of U.S. an Opportunity for... (tags)
...Progressive Change~Interview with Kevin Danaher, co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/16/05) (tags)
Virtual martial law in the Big Easy.
BTL:People of New Orleans Fight for Voice in City's Reconstruction (tags)
Interview with Steve Bradbury, community organizer with New Orleans ACORN, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
TOMORROW Hurricane Katrina Benefit Show @ Saddleback College! (tags)
Katrina's Latest Victim: Frances Newton RIP (tags)
A media awash in Katrina stories had no time for a poor black woman being killed by the state in Texas after being railroaded onto death row for a crime she probably never committed.
Hurricane Relief Benefit Show @ Saddleback College THIS Fri Sep 16 (tags)
RCP: Three Fundamental Lessons of Katrina (tags)
Three fundamental things to be learned from what has been happening, including the role of the government, in relation to hurricane Katrina
What the Hell happened to us, America? (tags)
Please think about this for awhile.
America Is Bankrupt (tags)
09/12/05 "Lewrockwell" -- -- A recent trip to the United States – after a three-year absence – showed me how far the country and its people have deteriorated in a short period of time. Americans are bankrupt. They are bankrupt at every possible level: spiritually, morally, educationally. The country’s economy has deteriorated to the level of a Philippines or a Thailand (and I mean no disrespect to the Philippines or Thailand – I love those places).
LAPD Shuts Down Hip Hop Katrina Benefit Show (tags)
Article on shut-down Katrina benefit show in south central LA- LAPD shuts down benefit show.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/14/05) (tags)
Ethnically cleansing the poor in New Orleans
THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF LEADERS (tags)
There are two kinds of leaders. One you would follow into a fire, and the other you would push into a fire. Unfortunately, we have two 'leaders' of our country that would certainly be pushed into the fire.
George Galloway/Christopher Hitchens Debate Streaming Live on Wed. (tags)
Two years after the invasion of Iraq, British MP George Galloway and journalist Christopher Hitchens will debate the causes and consequences of the Iraq war at Baruch College in New York City. Moderated by Amy Goodman.
BTL:Class and Race Issues Played Major Role in Hurricane Survival (tags)
Interview with Darryl Malek-Wiley, Sierra Club's environmental justice staffer, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Who's to blame for Katrina response? Bush supporters try to lie their way out of this one! (tags)
Right-wing spin doctors add insult to injury!
Along Baltimore City’s Peace Path (tags)
On 09/11/05, demonstrators in Baltimore City turned out to protest rabid militarism and the Iraqi War. If this action also leads political hack, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), to speak out against the Iraqi War and to stop funding it, it will be a huge success! Her priority has been to give tens of billions of taxpayers’ money to Israel, while the Chesapeake Bay is dying from “dead zones,” and the levees at N.O. were in desperate need of repairs.
BTL:Consumer Group Claims Oil Companies' Disaster Profiteering Necessitates... (tags)
...Price Controls ~ Interview with Tyson Slocum, of Public Citizen's Energy Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Cindy Sheehan leads anti-war movement (tags)
Sheehan and supporters continue to protest the war in Iraq and support Hurrican Katrina Survivors.
the newer centurions (tags)
Blackwater Mercenaries Deploy in New Orleans
A Call to Resist (tags)
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV And you think you're so clever and class less and free But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be - John Lenon
UN-banned weapon system can trigger hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis (tags)
The UN has banned it. It's reported to be in the arsenal of several nations, including the U.S. It's reported to be OPERATIONAL. What are we going to do about this weapon system? And did it play a role in creating Hurricane Katrina or in steering her along her murderous path?
Barbara Bush shows no compassion for hurricane Katrina victims (tags)
Barbara Bush shows no compassion for the people who lost their lives, and homes, in the hurricane Katrina catastrophe.
Stand Up and Be Counted: No War and Occupation: The George Galloway US Tour (tags)
September 13-24: Boston, New York, Toronto, Madison, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.
The real heroes and sheroes of New Orleans (tags)
Copied from Socialist Woker online.
Hurricane Relief Benefit Show @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE FRI SEP 16!!!!!! (tags)
BTL:Dismantling of FEMA Partly to Blame for Failed Federal Response to... (tags)
...Hurricane Katrina ~ Interview with Eric Holdeman, director of King County, Washington's Office of Emergency Management, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
New Orleans Support Rally (tags)
On Wednesday, September 7, in Westwood, Los Angeles, 95 people gathered at Westwood and Veteran to demand that the government implements a REAL relief plan for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The rally was organized by ANSWER LA.
Were The Poor Of New Orleans Murdered? (tags)
Was it murder or bad luck?
FRI 9/9: Cindy Sheehan Hits LA (tags)
Cindy Sheehan Back in California Friday to Push Area Representatives and Senators to Bring the Troops Home from Iraq and Speak at Public Event in Culver City in the Evening Sheehan will speak with Senator Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by phone, and meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s staff in Bay Area, and Congressman Henry Waxman in Los Angeles
The Levee were blown? (tags)
There's something very wrong with the chronology of the levee breaks in New Orleans
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/9/05 ¡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. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Hurricane Katrina-Our Experiences (tags)
Must-read eyewitness report by 2 paramedics stranded in NO
First hand account -"Trapped in New Orleans" (tags)
Two eye witnesses give their account of police hostility and official indifference to Katrina victims.
HSUS Pleads with Federal, State, Local Agencies (tags)
HSUS Pleads with Federal, State, Local Agencies to Help Rescue Thousands of Stranded Pets
Leftists Whine about Hurricane Relief while Clutching their Wallets Tightly (tags)
ISRAEL TO AMERICA, I WARNED YOU... (tags)
This article warns of the danger to America because of Bush's support for a Palestinian state.
Hurricane Katrina Mutual Aid Relief (tags)
Want to help out the people affected by Hurricane Katrina? Are you interested in supporting grassroots efforts to help people, instead of religious or corporate charities like the Starvation Army and the Red Cross?
The Right Of Return To and the Right To Remain In New Orleans. (tags)
As the White House launches its sociopathic defense of the FuckYou Government response to Hurricane Katrina the latest from the dry ground in New Orleans is that even neighborhoods that did not flood, that are high and dry must be evacuated.
Hurricane Katrina Confronts Imperialism (tags)
Some thoughts about the catastrophe in New Orleans
Fidel Castro explains Cuban offer to send doctors to New Orleans (tags)
Yesterday Fidel Castro spoke on Cuban television's nightly news magazine, the Mesa Redonda (Round Table) where he explained in detail the effors which Cuba's government made DISCRETELY to send 1100 doctors to New Orleans immediately. No response has yet been received from the United States government. Cuba has provided such assistance to many countries all over the world for many years. This is the first of a two-part translation
New Orleans catastrophe: the product of a bankrupt system (tags)
This morning, September 1st, three of the worst looters appeared on CNN. President Bush himself along with two former presidents, Bush the father and Bill Clinton. The current Bush brought the two former one’s in as fundraisers. What hypocrites these characters are.
Bush Declares War on African Americans (Literally) (tags)
Combat operations are underway on the streets “to take this city back” in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. “This place is going to look like Little SOMALIA,” Brig. Gen. Gary Jones, commander of the Louisiana National Guard’s Joint Task Force told Army Times Friday as hundreds of armed troops under his charge prepared to launch a massive citywide security mission from a staging area outside the Louisiana Superdome. “We’re going to go out and take this city back. This will be a combat operation to get this city under control.”
Neocon Goldberg Mocks Victims of Katrina (tags)
While New Orleans was reeling from the first deadly effects of “Hurricane Katrina,” Neocon Jonah Goldberg mocked the idea of placing some of the city’s refugees in the Superdome. This is the same warmonger who once wrote that the U.S. should “bomb Canada!” When France refused to go along with the Bush-Cheney Gang’s scheme to invade Iraq, he smeared the French people as a nation of “liars,” who were only interested in a “desire for oil.”
Carriers struggling to restore service (tags)
Price gougers move "wireless equipment" into devastated New Orleans
While Bush prevaricates, Venezuela offers help to US poor (tags)
In Praise of Looting (tags)
In the midst of all of this pain and misery, the media and the authorities have decided that the central story now is the looting and "lawlessness" that are taking place around the city.
Genocide in New Orleans Perpetrated by US Capitalism (tags)
We are witnessing genocide of the black workingclass community of New Orleans and the exposure of the rottenness of American capitalism in its refusal to adequately respond to the disaster from the latest hurricane.
Hurricane Katrina: The People Did Not Have to Die (tags)
There was no way to stop Hurricane Katrina, but the chaos, suffering and death that resulted from this storm WAS preventable. Why didn’t the government organize massive and systematic evacuation? Why weren’t the levees maintained? Why were so many people left to fend for themselves?
Hurricane Katrina illustrates national oppression of Blacks (tags)
Hurricane Katrina reveals consequences of oppression of the Black nation in the U$.
Baghdad on the Big Muddy (tags)
There seems to be an MO for how this White House handles urban crises: let the place descend into chaos and anarchy and only then go in. Could there be method to this madness?
Racism, bad weather and the "meltdown.." (tags)
"All told, this adversity may actually result in a "blessing in disguise." The totality of these events of the ending summer may disrupt the economy, and Shrub's agenda sufficiently that they may reconsider the almost foregone conclusion to attack Iran, and the possible world war which almost certainly would ensue."
Hurricane Katrina and Synthetic Terrorism: Beware, America. (tags)
The leadership of the United States is literally a criminal syndicate operating in the service of a ruling class that is even more iniquitous. For the administration’s purposes, the expansion of America’s imperial war across the globe is not simply a chimerical pursuit for its own sake. It is a necessity, without which—in their view—American “primacy” will be eroded. In view of the U.S. administration’s determination, no catalytic event—however criminal—can be regarded as above the scope of its capability.
Guard Belongs in New Orleans, Not Baghdad (tags)
Repost fron Alternet.org