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Open Letter from the Internationalist Group to the Spartacist League and ICL (tags)

The Spartacist League/U.S. and the International Communist League it leads are in deep political trouble. On April 27, the International Executive Committee of the ICL issued a statement “Repudiating Our Position on Haiti Earthquake,” headlined “A Capitulation to U.S. Imperialism.” After three months of “zealous apologies for the U.S. imperialist military intervention” in the name of humanitarian aid, the ICL suddenly declared that this was a fundamental “betrayal” and the Internationalist Group had been right all along in demanding U.S./U.N. troops out. While agreeing with the IG’s characterization of the ICL’s policy as “social-imperialist”and calling for a “savage indictment” of its own line, the ICL’s explanation for this betrayal – failure to have a formal discussion – doesn’t answer how an entire organization which proclaims itself revolutionary Marxist and Trotskyist could swallow this support for imperialism for months. Its origins can be found in years of capitulation to U.S. imperialism, notably by abandoning the call for its defeat in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The Open Letter by the Internationalist Group urges those in the ICL who do not wish to continue gyrating in centrist confusion to examine the real record of their organization’s adaptations and capitulations to “its own” bourgeoisie over the past years.

Defeat U.S. War on Afghanistan and Iraq! (tags)

On December 1, President Barack Obama officially announced a massive escalation of the U.S. war on Afghanistan, tripling the number of American military personnel there since Obama took office. This move marks a decision by Washington to continue the colonial occupation of Afghanistan indefinitely, and with it the bloody slaughter of the Afghan people. Obama’s claim that he would “begin the transfer” of U.S. forces by mid-2011 was just sucker bait for gullible liberals. “Afghanistan Is Now Obama’s War,” proclaimed the media from New York to London to Mumbai. But Afghanistan has been the Democrats’ war since the moment it was launched, in September 2001, and together with the war on Iraq, it is a bipartisan imperialist war. No one in Washington thinks the Afghan puppet army will be able to handle the Taliban. The actual U.S. strategy is not to defeat the Taliban but to weaken it enough so that elements of the Islamists can be brought into a political deal. It is striking that in the United States, a majority of the population is turning against the war even though there hasn’t been a major national antiwar march in more than two years – ever since the start of the last presidential election campaign. At protests following Obama’s announcement of more troops to Afghanistan, organizers carefully avoided any signs mentioning the president by name. Our Internationalist contingent, in contrast, carried signs including, “Hey Obama, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today? Defeat Imperialist Slaughter in Afghanistan, Iraq.”

video from 2006 World Indigenous Uranium Summit (tags)

Navajo Churchrock chapter Introductions and presentations. . .

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.

ZIMAPAN (tags)

LOS HABITANTES DE LA SIERRA GORDA, LA HUASTECA Y EL VALLE DEL MEZQUITAL SE UNEN AL RECHAZO DE LA INSTALACION DEL CONFINAMIENTO DE RESIDUOS TOXICOS EN ZIMAPAN, HIDALGO.

Close the SOA! This weekend: Converge on Fort Benning, GA (tags)

Nov. 17-19 Vigil and non-violent direct action to close the SOA (WHINSEC).

The Ominous Shadow of 1988 Hovers Over this July’s Mexican Presidential Election (tags)

With 20 Days to Go before the Vote, the Spectre of Electoral Fraud - and Subsequent Repression - Haunts a Nation

Green Party calls for City of Los Angeles to preserve South Central Farm (tags)

Press Release by the Green Party of Los Angeles County

Propaganda on “New Foreign Aid” – (tags)

At the height of the emotional issue on immigration and the Great American Boycott mass actions nationwide, The Los Angeles Times ran a five-part series entitled, “New Foreign Aid.” The series of feature articles ran from April 16, 2006 before the May 1, and featured the Philippines, Mexico, Haiti and other countries which send thousands of immigrant workers to the United States every year.We condemn such propaganda being peddled as “objective reporting.” Such allusions have no place in a society that purports to be democratic and free of racial bias. Such racist notions must be criticized and exposed roundly for what they truly are: worthless

People’s CORE-CDIR: ALL-OUT For the May 1 Great American Boycott! Dare to Struggle, (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) calls on all immigrants and advocates to go all-out on Monday, May 1, 2006 International Workers Day for the Great American Boycott! Join the Boycott March/ Rally at Olympic at Broadway on May 1 at 12;00 PM to City Hall. “Full rights for Immigrants! Amnesty for all TNT’s and Undocumented Workers! Legalization Now!”

ALL-OUT FOR April 15 Mass Student Action—Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win! (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) calls on all students and youth, immigrants and advocates to go all-out today, April 15, to the streets!

Thaksin of Thailand is Out, The Taksil in Malacañang is Next – Pesante (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA is happy to express our greetings of solidarity for the people of Thailand especially to the Thai-Americans who lived in ThaiTown in Los Angeles for their victory in forcing Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra out of office. The people of Thailand did not let up their protest and boycotted the elections that Thaksin maneuvered to save his political career.

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.

New Jersey Senate Passes Death Penalty Moratorium (tags)

New Jersey would become the first state in the 'modern era' to enact a moratorium law. (Two other states – Illinois and Maryland – enacted moratoriums as a result of executive orders).

Military Recruiters preying on hurricane victims (tags)

Military recruiters are descending on our schools now that they are open. That's bad enough. But now they also are targetting traumatized hurricane victims....from Houston IndyMediaC

Springsteen Benefit Concert (tags)

The following attachment highlights the upcoming cities and dates for the Bruce Springsteen “The Devils & Dust” Tour. Springsteen is a prominent member of World Hunger Year’s (WHY) Artist Against Hunger. WHY and Springsteen have a strong commitment to ending poverty and hunger. The concert will create awareness about the growing concerns with poverty and hunger. For more information please contact Lisa Batitto at Lisa@worldhungeryear.org

The Stone of Sisyphus (tags)

The government must act when entrepre-neurial rationality leads to undesired results. Who else can act? The government must renew the jobs program.. The capitalist world economy is in an over-production crisis. Businesses ..are part of social life.

Dear Michael Moore, (tags)

BETRAYED BY ONE OF OUR OWN

Action Alert - Western Shoshone: War not just in Iraq (tags)

Crescent Valley, NV - The United States Congressmen are mirroring the same deceptive tactics in Western Shoshone territory in Nevada as in Iraq, said Western Shoshone as legislation was pushed to compensate tribal members for Aboriginal land in an effort to seize it and open it up for mining, energy and nuclear corporations. While Western Shoshone maintain their Aboriginal land claim secured by the Treaty of Ruby Valley of 1863, their sacred Yucca Mountain is being gutted for nuclear dumping, their horses and cattle seized to make way for geothermal industries and the earth mutilated for gold extraction. "If the war on terrorism is about protecting this country, then why is our own government trying to take away our homelands?" said Mary McCloud, Western Shoshone elder.

Building Bridges Radio-Reagan the Liberal and I.W.W. vs Starbucks (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA AUDIO LINK

Western Shoshone: War is not just in Iraq (tags)

Oppose the Western Shoshone Distribution Bill, S. 618/HR 884. Nevada Congressmen Reid and Gibbons, Gale Norton and our "National Interests" have taken a page from the influential Koch boys of Wichita, who were caught stealing oil from impoverished tribes in Oklahoma. "We want our fair share, and that's ALL of it!" It's 300 year old tradition in government: you sign treaties with the folks who rightly occupy the territory. Then you do whatever you please! And laugh all the way to the bank. The Native American Rights Fund has taken Gale Norton to court THREE times and WON each time, yet the Interior Department continues to act illegally...no different from what they're doing with Western Shoshone. This is not government. This is tyranny masked as politics. So is passage of HR884, HR 2869, HR2772.

A Realistic Election Strategy the Left Can Really Get Behind (tags)

The US Left should decide today to become the most vociferous, activist constituency of the Bush campaign. Yeah, I know, it's a gobsmacker and jaw-dropper, but don't react – think. And consider: Bush has a good chance of winning. You want to back a winner, or a loser? Be realistic. And yeah, I know -- Bush is almost Hitler-like. No doubt about it. I hate him as much as you do. But do you want Kerry, an ardent militarist, and the richest man in the Senate, in the White House? He says he's going to spend more on the military than Bush, add 40,000 more troops to the Army, and insists the US remain the world's preeminent military power. He wants to exercise US power boldly, says he won't wait for a green light from allies or the UN to use military force, and has articulated a doctrine of preventive war. That sounds pretty Hitler-like to me.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed Israeli terror.

Political welfare queens. (tags)

Presidental candidates that steal our money to fund their failed campaigns.

Kerry’s Support of Iraq Invasion & Bush Doctrine Still Unexplained (tags)

Back in October 2002, when Senator Kerry voted to grant President Bush a blank check to make war, he tried to scare the American public into thinking that such an invasion was essential to the defense of the United States. Despite a lack of credible evidence, Kerry categorically declared that “Iraq has chemical and biological weapons” and even claimed that most elements of Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons programs were “larger and more advanced than they were before the Gulf War.” Furthermore, Kerry asserted that Iraq was “attempting to develop nuclear weapons,” backing up this accusation by claiming that “all U.S. intelligence experts agree” with such an assessment. He also alleged that “Iraq is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) capable of delivering chemical and biological warfare agents, which could threaten Iraq’s neighbors as well as American forces in the Persian Gulf.” Every single one of these claims, no less than similar claims by President Bush, was false.

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)

PUBLIC TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY REVEAL THE FOLLY OF USA VISION OF AND DRIVE TO WORLD EMPIRE

More Vietnam Atrocities (tags)

Nick Turse has done a great job in proving that the My Lai and Tiger Force atrocities were not isolated incidents, but he misses something important. For a guerrilla war to be successful against a superior military, popular support is necessary. Disappearances, hideous methods of torture, mutilations, severed heads on pikes, leftists pushed out of airplanes over the ocean and chainsaw dismemberments are a US counterinsurgency strategy to diminish popular support by mind-numbing brutality and intimidation-shock and awe.

HOWARD DEAN NEWS – RUTLAND HERALD, JULY 1997 (tags)

Dean’s subversion of the Bill of Rights through judicial appointments.

Reexamining Columbus & Columbus Day (tags)

Building Bridges Radio brings you this 28 minute radio program. To Listen click on Indymedia Link.

Poor People's Campaign To Relaunch In LA (tags)

A broad coalition of community, labor and civil rights groups join with Service Employees International Union Local 434B long term care workers to announce the kickoff of the Poor People’s Campaign to bring attention to poverty and injustices of underdeveloped neighborhoods of L.A.

Trade Talk: Speaking In Tongues (tags)

Recent ZNet Commentary on WTO

Building Bridges Radio-Venezuelan Unions In Reshuffle (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report presents this 27 min radio program-To Listen click on indymedia link

REPEAL THE PATRIOT ACT – Hollywood Rally (tags)

Hollywood CA – July 19th Activists converge on Hollywood and Highland determined to halt the erosion of civil liberties that has taken place under the guise of September 11th.

A bastard's manifesto: A call for corporate perestroika (tags)

Corporations are really all about colonialism, and the hyperinflation of their power through a top-heavy distribution of wealth must eventually tip over if our species is truly humane and democratic.

Come Hear Leftists Moan (tags)

Hear the liberals piss and whine and moan and whimper and cry...

Liberals Feign Logic (tags)

Fifth column broken clock beatnik thrift store clothing wearing leftist trash wouldn't know logic if it stepped up to them and put its foot in their asses...

Fight Terrorism: Enforce Immigration Laws. NOW! (tags)

Remember this report by Clinton-appointee Glenn Fine the next time a liberal tells you a Democrat president would have done as good a job as Bush in fighting the war on terrorism.

Topanga Benefit Concert and Forum – Ron Kovic (tags)

Topanga Benefit Concert and Forum – Ron Kovic Dateline May 31st. Topanga California Today’s event organized by The Topanga Peace Alliance had several fine speakers including Tom Hayden, Ron Kovic and Blase Bonpane. The intimate canyon setting provided the backdrop for a message of peace and justice.

Introduction to a bastard's manifesto (tags)

An analysis of identity politics and the role it can play in transforming America into a more progressive, democratic society.

After the War is Before the War (tags)

The Marburg professor of political science gave this address at the union conference "After the Kosovo War" on Sept 4, 1999. Translated from the German

Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74 (tags)

"News coverage of the Madfrid discovery has been virtually nonexistent in this country. The news broke quietly on Feb 29, 2000 with a story that ran once on the UPI wire about the Nature Medicine article." This article was named by Project Censored in 2000.

Miwon - Points of Unity (tags)

May 1, 2003 MIWON – multi –ethnic immigrant workers organizing network (Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Garment Workers Center (GWC), Korean Immigrant Workers Center (KIWA), Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC)

SARS And Bioterrorism; Green Testifies on Voting Reform (tags)

Green news and opion updated daily

Iraq "war" to last "3-5 years" (tags)

It ain't over yet, and even when it ends, it still won't be over ( see http://newamericancentury.org )

The Anti War Movement: Why, How and Where (tags)

Constructive Criticism of the Anti War Movement: To a movement that is based on ideals of democracy, and that has constantly attacked the current administration for not listening to dissenting voices – to the voices of people – I am sure that such criticism will be welcomed. I present this criticism with the hope that it will lead to the evolution of stronger democracies within communities, of greater involvement by the citizens of USA in issues of equality, peace and justice.

Doing the US's Dirty Work: The Colombian Paramilitaries and Israel (tags)

''I copied the concept of paramilitary forces from the Israelis.'' -Carlos Castano, Mi Confesion, 2002

Robert Fisk report (tags)

The tragic report of journalist Robert Fisk from "The Independent", yesterday in Baghdad

BREAKING - BRITAIN BACKING OUT OF IRAQ WAR (tags)

It looks like the Protests have forced Phony Tony into an advance to the rear. A million protesters might have had a little to do with it.

Backin' the U.S., eh (tags)

"I have no problem with people protesting US government initiatives, resisting US junk culture, and doubting US claims to be nothing but a force for good and right everywhere;I have a big problem with people pretending to be untainted by US pluralism..

Lawrence 'Ari' Fleisher Wants To 'Liberate' People With Arial Weapons Of Mass Destruction (tags)

Ari Fleisher defends Bush's 3,000 Weapons of Mass Destruction to be rained on Iraq in 48 hours. A UN report claims up to 100,000 Iraqi people will lose their lives. Is there sufficient reason for us to be killing this many people? And to maim a few 100,000 more?

The 4th Global Women’s Strike (tags)

March 8, 2003 – Westwood Federal Building Los Angeles

North East LA Weekly Peace Demo (tags)

NORTH EAST LOS ANGELES PEACE DEMONSTRATION – EVERY SATURDAY Glassell Park/Eagle Rock corner of Eagle Rock Blvd. and Verdugo/Avenue 40 (1:00 to 3:00).

WED. MARCH 5, NATIONAL NO WORK NO SCHOOL IN PROTEST AGAINT THE WAR (tags)

On Wed. March 5… You could call in sick. (sick of war, sick of militarism…)

Shut Down Your City March 5 National Moratorium (tags)

endorse and mobilize for March 5th national moratorium and student strike

SOA Trial Update: Final Group of Human Rights Activists Sentenced (tags)

Nuns, Priests, Veterans, Professors and Students Testified Against Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial

Susy Mordechay – Israeli Peace Activist (tags)

Susy Mordechay was born in Austria to parents who were refugees during WWII and who had lost family in the Holocaust. She was raised and educated in Israel, where she finished her studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Later, she did graduate work in Linguistics at UCLA. She has worked with Various Israeli groups, in particular the Committee against Home Demolitions, the Coalition of Women for a Just Peace, and Ta’ayush, an Arab-Jewish partnership.

Nuns, Priests, Vets, Students Get Prison for SOA Protest (tags)

Defendants Testified Against Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial

SOA Trial Update: 23 of 43 Human Rights Advocates Adjudicated (tags)

Defendents Aim to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial

Shrink Rap (tags)

There is no shame in seeking treatment for mental illness... what's holding Bush back?

Saddam test poison gas on 5,000 Youths (tags)

More than 5,000 young men and women were used for experiments in gas and biological warfare agents whose ingredients were originally supplied by the United States.

Toward Drug Legalization (tags)

From Narco News Bulletin. A Conversation with Gustavo de Grieff. Translated from the Spanish. Por Esto! November 14, 2002

Urgent action! Torture in Brazil (by Latuff) (tags)

I beg attention from all my brothers and sisters-in-arts.

Weed, Youth And The Revolution (tags)

Here are excerpts from the debate on http://2changetheworld.info -- the online discussion site focused on the Draft Programme of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA and the strategy for revolution in the U.S.

ACTIVISTS SHUT DOWN LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK EXXONMOBIL GAS STATIONS (tags)

Greenpeace Delivers Message: “Don’t Buy ExxonMobil”

ACTIVISTS SHUT DOWN LOS ANGELES AND NEW WORK EXXONMOBIL GAS STATIONS (tags)

Greenpeace Delivers Message: “Don’t Buy ExxonMobil”

ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT. 25-27 (tags)

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Peace at the Beach – March – Rally – Concert (tags)

September 7,2002 Third Street Promenade to the Santa Monica Pier. Sponsored by the WESTSIDE GREENS

Peace at the Beach – March – Rally – Concert (tags)

September 7,2002 Third Street Promenade to the Santa Monica Pier. Sponsored by the WESTSIDE GREENS

Peace at the Beach – March – Rally – Concert (tags)

September 7,2002 Third Street to the Santa Monica Pier. Sponsored by the WESTSIDE GREENS A motorcycle escort for the march, ya gotta love Santa Monica. Note: In depth photo coverage, soon.

Origin of Iraq invasion planning (tags)

Notes made at a command center briefing five hours after the WTC attacks make clear that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was determined to use the 9-11 tragedy as a pretext for overthrowing Sadam Hussein.

World Leaders Debate Environment and Economics at Largest UN Summit Ever Held (tags)

World leaders, activists, and business elite gather in Johannesburg to decide the fate of the planet in what is shaping up to be merely another clash between globolizatiion proponents who want to impose free markets and privatization as the path to sustainable development, versus environmental and social justice activists who say the neoliberal model is inherently unsustainable.

California Legislature Considers Electronics Recycling Fee (tags)

The California Legislature Is Considering An Electronics Recycling Fee On Purchases Of New Computer Terminals And Televisions.

HAVE A LAST STROKE & DIE (July 29, 2002 version) (tags)

Cheney is a terrorist liar. He’s about to unleash the next 911.

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