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On the prohibition of the war of aggression (tags)

Happy Anti-War Day Sept 1, 2020! Peace is not everything but without peace, everything is nothing (Willy Brandt). The German Basic Law mentioned in this article is equivalent to our constitution.

The US Tramples on International Law (tags)

The US surprise attack on Iraq in March 2003 was a primal catastrophe. International law was eliminated and replaced by the imperial dictatorship of the US. Those who destroyed a whole people and have a million casualties on their conscience are not punished in any way.

Venezuela and International Law (tags)

International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively.

Israel Palestinian Facts up to 1993 (tags)

Israel Arabs applies to Paltinians that did not leave the lands controlled by Israel after the 1948 war. At the time of the 1st census this amount was 156,000 Israel Arabs in November 1948 18 % of the population that rose to 973,000 in 1993

LAUSD, Privatization, Charters And The Fight To Defend Public Education Education Conferen (tags)

On September 30, 2017 an education conference was held on the Fight Against Privatization, Charters and the LAUSD. These are the presentations and discussion at the conference

The US Superpower is Dangerous (tags)

Wars and threats of war are violations of the UN Charter. The US is not afraid of threatening military force in Europe and at the border with Russia. We are not living in a new world since the election of the new president.

How is CCSA's Ref Rodriguez hiding his billionaire and ideologue contributors? (tags)

How does California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) hide the billionaires, fringe right-wingers, and extreme ideologues contributing to charter profiteer Refugio "Ref" Rodriguez and neoliberal school privatizer Tamar Galatzan's Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) campaigns?

What drives charter profiteer Ref Rodriguez? (tags)

PROFITS! Why Ref Rodriguez and his CCSA covet the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Seat

Philippines: Charter change and foreign ownership of land not solution to development (tags)

As plenary debates on House Joint Congressional Resolution No. 1, amending the economic provisions of the 1986 Constitution, began today, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello challenged proponents of the resolution to admit that foreign ownership of land is among the main objectives of the proposal.

Here's some interesting privatization connections in regards to the LAUSD District 1 race (tags)

Epilogue to an article on the forces of neoliberalism meddling in the LAUSD District 1 Special Election that will run in the LA Progressive.

Video: Public Schools for Sale? (tags)

Preeminent education historian and public school advocate Diane Ravitch talks to Bill this week about the private sellout of public schools. The attack on public schools is an attack on democracy. Entrepreneurs see education as an industry, $500 billion yearly of taxpayer money.

Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)

While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.

Destroying Public Education in Chicago (tags)

education

UN Vote on Palestine (tags)

Palestine

Rahm Emanuel's Privatize Chicago Plan (tags)

class war

Recall Mónica García Press Conference (tags)

Activists Announce the Recall Campaign of LAUSD President Mónica García

Letter to Silver Lake NC Opposing Colocation of Micheltorena (tags)

Open Letter to Silver Lake NC Regarding motion opposing Prop 39 Colocation of Micheltorena Street ES

Soiling for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

The Truth about Proposition 39 Colocations (tags)

A look at the divisiveness caused by Prop 39 which allows corporate charters to occupy public schools.

Taking our schools back from the 1% is OccupyLAUSD's goal (tags)

Inspired by Occupy Movements for social and economic justice nationwide, educators and community members are planning to Occupy Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) starting Tuesday 10/18/2011.

Implications of Palestinian Statehood (tags)

Palestine

Gabriella Charter Corporation further encroaches Logan Street Public Elementary School (tags)

Gabriella Charter School Corporation has illegally occupied the Auditorium at Echo Park's Logan Street Elementary School, a public school.

Schools Matter: Is CNCA Charter Corporation Poaching Parents and Pillaging Privacy? (tags)

Parent poaching and possible privacy violations by corporate charter school operator Camino Nuevo Charter Academy. Plus, necessary information for filing formal complaints with the district.

LAUSD Creates Calamity for Crescendo Corporate Charters (tags)

A look at the events leading up to the closure of the Crescendo Corporate Charter Chain in Los Angeles. Aside from providing a cogent chronological narrative, the essay explores some very important social justice topics.

"Parent" Trigger co-author Austin knew he was breaking laws while he lobbied the SBE (tags)

Criminal mastermind Ben Austin, of the Walton, Broad, and Gates Foundation funded astroturf charter school proxy group Parent Revolution, illegally and unethically influenced the passage of the so-called Parent Empowerment Act (aka parent trigger) law. Although the State Board warned Austin that his actions were in violation, he and his group were able to circumvent democracy and get their charter school market share legislation pushed through the SBE. This letter vindicates my accusations of Austin's malfeasance.

Los Angeles privatization pushers take second biggest slice of reactionary Walton pie (tags)

A list of the usual local privatization suspects took the second biggest slice of Walton blood money.

EchoParkPatch: Camino Nuevo Corporation: A Little Less Than Honest Again? (tags)

Report back from the final meeting held by Camino Nuevo Charter Corporation at Union Avenue School reveals very serious resume padding for Shannon Leonard, CNCA's new Principal of CRES #14.

The importance of this Tuesday's runoff election for school board (tags)

Tuesday's election will determine whether we have a school board member who listens to our community and parents or one beholden to the deep pocketed corporate charter school sector. If you live in LAUSD District 5, your vote matters.

FIS recommends removing the last semblance of democracy from an already undemocratic proce (tags)

LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether. This article discusses the document LAUSD is using to justify this move.

Fielding a local reporter's questions about Camino Nuevo Charter Corporation's designs on (tags)

Now that Philip Anschutz's LAUSD Board Member from District 5 gave CRES #14 to CNCA Corporation, we see the true intransigence and arrogance of a CMO. For over a month we've asked CNCA to write into their charter the availability of at least a Mainstream English program in addition to their Transitional Bilingual Program. CNCA Corporation, and Yolie Flores - who promised the rest of the board she would insure it was implemented - have ignored the community. As with all corporate charters, CNCA is concerned with their bottom line alone.

Yellow Journalist Jim Newton Hails a Dubious Civil Rights Hero (tags)

In the Los Angeles Times' Jim Newton's topsy-turvy world view, oppressed and impoverished people of color just need to look to wealthy white male saviors from Beverly Hills to solve all their problems — Rudyard Kipling would have been proud.

Urgently requesting a meeting with the LAUSD Board President (tags)

Pleading to LAUSD to redress the grievous issues with CNCA Corporation's charter for CRES #14. In Barrio Echo Parque / Historic Filipinotown our voice is being patently ignored, our community disrespected, and an entire set of prospective students are being robbed.

On LAUSD's urgent need to pressure CNCA to revise the CRES #14 charter (tags)

When LAUSD V.P. Flores awarded CRES #14 to Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) against the wishes and explicit votes of the Echo Parque community, and against the express recommendation of the Superintendent, she promised she would address the grievously problematic issues with CNCA's proposal regarding their exclusive and inflexible language program. Instead, nothing has been done to resolve this major point of contention between the corporate charter school operator and the community they will soon occupy.

Community activist priorities for LAUSD versus those of Food Revolution (tags)

Recently there has been a rash of people insisting that all of LAUSD's problems could be solved by letting celebrity chefs run the proverbial show. I beg to differ.

Open Letter to LAUSD Board Regarding Grave Issues with CNCA's Charter for CRES #14 (tags)

When LAUSD V.P. Flores awarded CRES #14 to Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) against the wishes and explicit votes of the Echo Parque community, and against the express recommendation of the Superintendent, she promised she would address the grievously problematic issues with CNCA's proposal regarding their exclusive and inflexible language program. Instead, nothing has been done to resolve this major point of contention between the corporate charter school operator and the community they will soon occupy.

Declaring An Independent Palestinian State (tags)

independence

Speaking truth to Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Revisionists (tags)

While the charter-voucher supporters dominate the narrative, public school supporters still have the facts on our side. Rather than allow corporate voices drown us out, we must choose to explain why communities want public schools.

Are School Privatizers Employing Fabian Núñez and Mercury Plubic Affairs to Champion Charte (tags)

Have local charter-voucher schools brought in even more hired guns to assure more privatization during this round of PSC?

ICEF Crooks to get gobbled up by competing Corporate Charter Chain (tags)

The corporate model charter schools follow makes for some interesting aftermath. They are now beginning to monopolize by swallowing each other up. If charters were the first step towards privatization, this is the first step towards the Wall-Martization of education.

ICS phonebanking for Luis Sanchez? Conflict of interest much? (tags)

Just when you think the trail of scandals and unscrupulous behavior by LAUSD hopeful Luis Sanchez were at their apex, he reaches all new heights of disrepute by having his 501C3 phonebank for his political campaign.

Why won't LAUSD's Luis Sanchez discuss Echo Parque's CRES #14? (tags)

Looking at why the corporate charter candidate of choice for LAUSD District 5 Board seat is loathe to speak to prospective constituents about a new school in danger of being handed over to private operator CNCA.

The Afghanistan War and International Law (tags)

From the standpoint of the invaded, this war was and is a brutal violation against the basic principle of international law in Art 2 of the UN Charter which strictly prohibits the threat and use of force in international relations. This war was and is a war of aggression and a crime against peace.

Camino Nuevo Staff Admonishing Echo Park Community to "Fact Check?" (tags)

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's paid staff are the first to tout statistics, except when those statistics reflect poorly on them. Here's a rebuttal to their fact checking admonishments. Ultimately, the battle for CRES 14 comes down to who should control our schools -- public or private?

More lies, misinformation, and propaganda from wealthy Camino Nuevo Executives (tags)

The pernicious Hoa Truong, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's COO, made very misleading, and frankly, mendacious comments under an Echo Park Patch article. This piece addresses them.

On Anschutz, Villaraigosa, LAUSD Privatization Candidates, and Riding Dinosaurs (tags)

Exposing Villaraigosa's Coalition for School Reform ties to right wing extremists like Philip Anschutz. Explores how plutocrat dollars flow to so-called reform candidates, who then follow the corporate agenda. Anschutz's Walden Media funded the production of the unabashed corporate charter propaganda piece, "Waiting for Superman."

The real question is, does the CCSA disseminate any information that isn't biased and inco (tags)

Looking at how the insatiably greedy executives and staffs of the California Charter School Association and Families That Can rigged the PSC 2.0 advisory votes to convert more public schools into privately run charters.

Banana Republic PSC Elections Camino Nuevo Corporate Charter Style (tags)

Exposing malfeasance by Corporate Charter Camino Nuevo in attempting to subvert the CRES 14 community advisory vote.

Big Finance and Big Business paying for corporate charter school advertisements (tags)

Most corporate charter-voucher schools have budgets for marketing advertising, but just in case, the well heeled bosses at the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce want to make sure you understand and act upon their corporate message.

Crafty Camino Nuevo Charter Charlatans (tags)

A critical look at the nefarious corporate charter operator, Camino Nuevo, which is trying to pilfer yet another new public school site under LAUSD's corporate giveaway resolution

The Rift between Teachers and Democrats Widens (tags)

The corporate media is brutally honest on rare occasions. Take for example a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, titled The Teachers’ Union’s Last Stand (05-23-10). The title itself is surprisingly sincere, since it admits that the nation’s teachers are being targeted for attack by the Obama Administration, through his “Race to the Top” education reform. And although the article has an inherently corporate bias, it contains many revelations that have been otherwise ignored in the mainstream media.

5/13 CA State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Leonard Martin Backs LA Court (tags)

Leonard Martin, the only candidate for CA State Superinendent For Public Instruction opposing charter schools is backing a law suit against the illegal establishment by the LA Unified School District of Birmingham High School in Los Angeles and will attend the court hearing on May 13.

Taking on a charter school closing (tags)

This is a repost of an article in SW about the closing of Animo Justice school in South Central. The school was operated by Green Dot charter schools.

San Diego Common Cause Debates Strong-Mayor Government (tags)

On June 8 voters in San Diego will decide whether to make the city's experiment in a strong-mayor form of government permanent. The ballot measure will also increase the size of the City Council from eight to nine (at a cost of $1 to $1.5 million per year) and increase the threshold for sustaining a mayor's veto of a Council action from five votes to six. San Diego's branch of Common Cause debated the issue February 13 and questioned whether the strong mayor has made local government more or less accountable, and whether the real purpose of strong-mayor is to increase the already massive influence of business and developers over local government.

California Charter School under investigation (tags)

The founder of a public charter school in the East Bay is under attack in the wake of a state audit that uncovered questionable financial practices, including lavish payments to her.

Czech president signs Lisbon Treaty/EU Dirty Deal regarding human rights (tags)

With the EU guarantee to the Czech president, that the Czech State should not be exposed to property claims of expelled Germans after World War II, the EU not only implicitly consents with ethnical cleansings, it is also highly hypocritical, since the EU regularly points a finger to human rights violating countries like Sudan, Myanmar and Iran It is high time the EU should look in its own mirror, among else with regard to police abuse, racism and violation of the rights of migrants and real or alleged terrorsuspects

Facts for Working People (tags)

Facts for Working People on Education * Capitalism Loves Education...to death! * Charter Schools- a move to privitize education * Teachers- Why you shouldn't work "off the clock" * Teaching " to the test" Poor Children Left Behind * Bailout vs Public Education * Detroit Education Strike

Reinventing No Child Left Behind (tags)

Obama plans to privatize public education

The Democrats vs. Public Education (tags)

Public education in the United States is under heavy attack. And because a so-called “progressive” President is leading the charge, many education activists have been lulled to sleep while on lookout duty. Obama recently announced his “race to the top” program to “reform” education. Much like Bush’s No Child Left Behind, Obama’s plan represents progress for education in name only.

FILAM ACTIVISTS RALLIED VS CHACHA IN LA (tags)

NO US INSPIRED CHARTER CHANGE, US OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES! Scores of Filipino American activist with their solidarity comrades militantly picketed and rallied in front of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles in solidarity with the mass protests in the Philippines yesterday, June 9 ( June 10 in the Philippines) Activists from the Alliance –Philippines (AJLPP) , the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), GABNET-LA and ANSWER-LA added their voices with the Filipino people in stopping and exposing the US-inspired charter change that seeks to perpetuate GMA in power.

FILAM ACTIVISTS RALLIED VS CHACHA (tags)

NO US INSPIRED CHARTER CHANGE, US OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES! Scores of Filipino American activist with their solidarity comrades militantly picketed and rallied in front of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles in solidarity with the mass protests in the Philippines yesterday, June 9 ( June 10 in the Philippines) Activists from the Alliance –Philippines (AJLPP) , the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), GABNET-LA and ANSWER-LA added their voices with the Filipino people in stopping and exposing the US-inspired charter change that seeks to perpetuate GMA in power.

US HAS A HAND ON PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE (tags)

In a press conference held on Monday June 2, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said the U.S. military’s partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) can be used as a model in fighting terrorism worldwide. Gates made the statement during his visit to Manila for a high level meeting with his Philippine counterpart - Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Gilbert Teodoro. Clearly this was a vote of confidence on the Arroyo regime's on-going war against legitimate people's movements in the Philippines from a key member of the Obama Team himself. Emboldened by Gate's statement and promise of continuing military assistance from the United States, on June 3, against the backdrop of worsening economic crisis, of intensifying political killings and forced disappearances and escalating military conflict in Southern Philippines - in a brazen act of indifference and cowardice - the Arroyo controlled congress passed House Resolution 1109 which turned the lower house into a constituent assembly. This will make it possible for the U.S.- Arroyo regime to tinker with the 1987 constitution to further tighten and continue their stranglehold on the country and its people.

STOP THE US- INSPIRED ARROYO CHARTER CHANGE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The Alliance –Philippines (AJLPP) strongly condemns the US Imperialism and its fascist puppet-Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo in meddling and direct intervention in the political process in the Philippines. The US government is pushing for Charter Change by amending the 1987 constitution. We in the Filipino American community add our voices and militantly are in solidarity with the Filipino people in stopping and exposing the US-inspired charter change that seeks to perpetuate GMA in power. The AJLPP noted that it was very evident last June 1, 2009 when the GMA controlled House of Representatives passed resolution 1109 that will convene Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 constitution.

Troop additions meant to suppress protests against Cha-cha (tags)

---The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today belittled the 8th Infantry Division's push for troop additions and said that the real purpose for new soldiers is to suppress the people's protests against charter change or "cha-cha". "It is not credible for Gen. Arthur Tabaquero to say that an additional 600 soldiers will ensure government victory by 2010," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. "During the Marcos dictatorship, the New People's Army in Samar alone thrived while fighting against government troops numbering more than twice the present military deployment in the island. The revolutionary movement today is far stronger than it was more than twenty years ago and is fast expanding in Samar and Leyte. The real reason for additional troops is to put down protests against impending charter change and to ensure by armed force that Gloria Arroyo will remain in power beyond 2010. More troops will mean more political killings and other human rights violations."

US-Arroyo Charter Change Railroad Rolls On: US Imperialism To Blame for the Legislative C (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP, or Alliance Philippines) strongly condemns US Imperialism and its fascist puppet-Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo (GMA) in meddling and directly intervening in the political process in the Philippines. The US government is pushing for Charter Change, or “cha-cha”, by amending the 1987 Constitution. The AJLPP noted that it was very evident yesterday, June 1, 2009, when the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo controlled House of Representatives passed resolution 1109 that will convene Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution.

US- Arroyo Regime Replicating Dictator Marcos Charter Change Circa 1973 (tags)

In 1973, after declaring martial law, dictator Marcos changed the 1935 constitution. Today-2009, GMA will change it after a legislative coup in the lower house of Congress. The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA based in the United States is one with the Filipino American community in vehemently condemning in the strongest terms US Imperialism and its fascist puppet-Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo in blatant direct intervention in the political process in the Philippines. The US government is pushing for Charter Change by amending the 1987 constitution.

The myth of a secular Palestine (tags)

* one state two state red state blue state

"Hizzhonor:" Chicago Politics Under Richard M. Daley (tags)

last of the big city bosses

Obama's New Appointments (tags)

as bad as the others

AJLPP Commends Dec. 12 People’s Mass Actions Against Charter Change (tags)

Moral corruption and objectivity is the latest victim of the US-Arroyo’ regime’s propaganda in the Philippines. It is really unnerving that even the mass media including the ABS-CBN News, the Inquirer Publishing Inc. and others who cannot get their facts straight. It is but fine for the military and police in the Philippines to diminish the effect of the mass actions in the Philippines by under estimating the people’s turn-out, but for the media to quote police estimates and fail to make its own estimates really makes people sad. To the AJLPP based in the United States, this means they even failed to count the number of people who attends rallies honestly.

AJLPP SUPPORTS DEC 12 MASS ACTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Today, in commemoration of International Human Rights Day all over the world the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States and the Filipino American community also strongly and militantly supports the mass actions on December 12th against the charter change in the Philippines. We stand in solidarity with stalwarts of the opposition and all the progressive lawmakers for standing up against tyrant puppet of the US Imperialist Gloria Arroyo and her cohorts who wanted to change the charter by unlawful means.

AJLPP SUPPORTS DEC 12 MASS ACTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) National Coordinator Mario Santos vehemently condemns in the highest terms the GMA schemes to change the constitution by a constituent assembly she controlled, Therefore, the AJLPP based in the United States and the Filipino American community also strongly and militantly supports the mass actions on December 12th against the charter change and against the imperial and fascist presidency of Gloria-Macapagal-Arroyo in Manila and the rest of the Philippines.

AJLPP Support the Protest Vs Charter Change Dec 12 in the Phiippines (tags)

ntly condemns in the highest terms the GMA controlled House of Representatives led by well known GMA puppets Speaker Prospero Nograles that the impeachment complaint by voting it down by a vote of 183-21 Last December 2. The AJLPP also hail the Thai people in their recent victory against the deposed Thai prime minister Songchai who was ordered to quit by Thai Constitutional court for cheating in the elections. The AJLPP based in the United States and the Filipino American community also strongly and militantly supports the mass actions on December 12th against the charter change and against the imperial and fascist presidency of Gloria-Macapagal-Arroyo in Manila and the rest of the Philippines.

East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exch (tags)

East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exchange Delegation in History between Los Angeles and China Sister Schools, Anahuacalmecac Completes First Trip to China as Part of Unprecedented Sister School Alliance

Francis Boyle's "Palestine Palestinians and International Law" (tags)

Boyle's powerful case for Palestinian self-determination.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: South LA School Resisting Charter Invasion (tags)

Wadsworth UTLA, The Association of Raza Educators, and Parents of Wadsworth will DEMAND that the Los Angeles Unified School District to remove Wadsworth from the Prop. 39 Schools with Available Classrooms List. Prop. 39 requires the LAUSD provide public classroom space, if there is open rooms, for charter schools. However, THERE IS NO ROOM on the Wadsworth campus which operates on 4-tracks due to OVERCROWDING.

Destroying Public Education in America (tags)

Privatizations schemes to destroy public education.

Rights group condemns Arroyo regime for butchery of Filipinos and their freedom (tags)

"We condemn the Arroyo regime for its butchery of hundreds of Filipinos and our nation's freedom by presiding over gross human rights violations and insisting on a self-serving charter change similar to that of the Marcos dictatorship," said the Philippine human rights group KARAPATAN whose members and allied organizations joined the anti-Cha Cha rally today at the House of Representatives in Batasan.

Cory Aquino to join Dec. 17 Anti Charter Change rally at Luneta , Philippines (tags)

After the serties oftropical storms, a new political storm is brewing in the Philippines. The Icon Of Filipino People Power whose constiution of 1987 is named after ( The Cory Constitution of 1987) --the target of the US-Arroyo regime charter change yesterday said she would take part in the Church-led prayer rally on Dec. 17 to protest the Palace-backed move by administration congressmen, since withdrawn, to amend the 1987 Charter through a constituent assembly (Con-ass). In a brief statement, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino also called on the people to join the rally at the Rizal Park . She said in a statement: “I will join the prayer rally on Sunday at the Luneta to express my moral outrage at the attempt of administration congressmen to foist their processed idea of Charter change upon the nation by turning Congress into a constituent assembly,”

Philippines: Charter Change is Arroyo's Cover-up (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) today stepped up efforts to derail attempts at the House of Representatives to initiate Charter Change (Cha Cha), calling the move as nothing more than an attempt to cover up the seething political crisis hounding Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA).

US-Arroyo Regime Beat a Retreat : Stop Con-ass now (tags)

President Macapagal-Arroyo, sensing grave political fall-out from her manuverings, had instructed her political affairs adviser Gabriel Claudio on Friday to “order” the lawmakers allied with her to drop the constituent assembly (Con-ass) as a means of changing the Constitution, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said yesterday.

HOUSE BACKS DOWN ON CON-ASS (tags)

---Faced with threats of massive protests against the planned constituent assembly (Con-Ass), President Arroyo’s allies in the House of Representatives said on Saturday that they would settle for a constitutional convention (Con-con).

THE GMA CHARTER CHANGE EXPRESS : ON THE ROLL! (tags)

The GMA Charter Change Express is on the Roll! The House of Representatives amended Tuesday evening its own rules governing constitutional amendments to implement the administration’s plan to revise the Constitution. According to news sources; voting 161-25, the House adopted in a plenary session a motion filed by Deputy Majority Floor Leader Arthur Defensor that would pave the way for a speedy approval of Charter change resolutions. The majority bloc plans to file two resolutions -- one seeking to convene Congress to propose constitutional amendments or revisions and the other containing proposed specific changes to the Charter.

RADIO INTERVIEW: Is Honoring Mumia Abu-Jamal A Crime? (tags)

Telephone interviews with Peter J. Wirs (Chairman of Philadelphia's 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee) and Robert R. Bryan, (Attorney for Mumia Abu-Jamal) about the new criminal charges filed against two French cities supporting journalist and death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Filipino Activists protest Charter change, killings in Mendiola (tags)

Thousands of FIlipino protesters led by the militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP-The Philippine Peasant Movement) marched Friday to denounce President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's campaign to amend the constitution and what they said was a spate of political killings in the Philippines. The Philippine Peasant Support Network(Pesante-USA) expressed solidarity with this nationwide mass action in the Philippines. As a Filipino peasant advocacy group, Pesante was formed in the U.S in 1991 and is a member of the Aliiance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP).

Charter your own flight, forget hassles at airport (tags)

Will the feds in their efforts to stop terrorists screw up commercial flights so bad that people will find it easier to charter private planes for trips????

Philippines: Freedom from Gloria, Freedom from tyranny (tags)

One hundred and eight years ago, the Filipinos, declared independence from the oppressive control of the Spaniards, today AKBAYAN declares freedom from a homegrown tyrannical regime. "Taking into account the fact that the people of this country are already tired of bearing the exploitative rule of the elites led by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), we say we have had enough of GMA," said AKBAYAN President Ronald Llamas today as the group joins protest actions in celebration of Independence Day.

Anti-Cha-cha protests mark Independence Day (tags)

AJLPP reprinted the news on the mass actions in Manila and the rest of the Philippines against Charter Change and the escalating human rights violations and attacks against personages and members of the people's organizations and party-list leaders and members in the Philippines. Several thousands of protesters joined the protests against Charter change, June 12. In Manila, about 10,000 protesters participated in an Inter-Faith prayer rally at the Liwasang Bonifacio. Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and its allied organizations marched from two assembly points – Welcome Rotunda and Quirino avenue corner Taft avenue --toward the Liwasang Bonifacio, 4 pm. Former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr., National Artist for Literature Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, Senator Jamby Madrigal, Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay, San Juan Mayor JV Ejercito, Manila Vice Mayor Danny Lacuña were among the personalities who attended the rites.

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.

A Patriot's Letter (tags)

A call to action to Americans from an American. Please distribute as much as possible by any means.

A failing grade: Charter schools and education reform (tags)

Charter schools are a major aspect of the political right.......

Venezuela Week in Review-April 17th-HOV (tags)

U.S.War in Venezuela

With the resistance of iranian people (tags)

The Charter of the Organization of Iranian People's Fedayee Guerrillas on the Treshhold of the Twent First Century

War Crimes - Interviews Available (tags)

* Aggressive War * U.N. Charter * Geneva Conventions * Water, Electricity and Food. Is a biased media Culpable and Liable ? Send this to your media.

War Crimes Info. - Interviews available (tags)

* Aggressive War * U.N. Charter * Geneva Conventions * Water, Electricity and Food (send this to your local media)

CONTACT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY NOW ! (tags)

The UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY also has SECURITY COUNCIL power to make an Anti War resolution (with no VETO provision) CONTACT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY NOW !

BUSH IS WARNED ABOUT ILLEGALITY OF UNILATERAL WAR. (tags)

Articles have appeared during the past week -- including one on German television -- warning that an attack on Iraq carried out without UN Security Council authorization would be in violation of the UN Charter and international law, and that President Bush and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld could eventually find themselves charged with war crimes before the newly-inaugurated International Criminal Court (ICC).

War is not the Path to Peace (tags)

American jurists see a breach of international law in a preventive war.. Aggressive war is one of the most serious transgressions of international law..There is no exception..Global Action Prevent WarLCNP http://www.lcnp.org/global/IRAQLetter.pdf

EARTH CHARTER; Sustainability, human security ONLINE VIDEOS (tags)

Check out the footage CNN won’t show you! The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation presents four streamline videos featuring: Martin Khor (Third World Network), Princes Basma Bint Talal (Jordan), Maurice Strong (Canada) and Jan Pronk (UN Special Envoy to the World Summit). These videos will demonstrate that there are people “inside the system” working to promote the Earth Charter, reform of the global governance architecture, and move towards peace. http://www.bccic.org/public/gallery/gallery_video.php

Israel and the U.S. sign mutual pact to avoid criminal court proceedings. (tags)

Is U.S/Israel guilty of war crimes? Hitler and Mussolini had something like that, didn't they? An agreement to restrict the extradition of their citizens to the International Criminal Court in the Hague is to be signed Sunday by Israel and the United States.

The SUV war continues - new tactics employed (tags)

New tactics in the war against SUVs that involve "Charter Revokation Notices" are starting to shake up GM dealerships around the country.

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