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How Misguided Financial Policy Strengthens the Right-Wing (tags)

Capitalism has shown how democratic processes can be easily evaded. The Chicago boys carried out their radical reform program that was known as shock therapy. This included dismantling social state structures, opening the market to foreign investors and shattering unions

The Death of Small Businesses in Big Cities, Explained (tags)

Not even shopping locally can save your favorite mom-and-pop — the problem is much, much bigger than that. The legendary punk record store Bleecker Bob’s in 2008. The store closed in 2013 due to high rents and was replaced by a frozen yogurt chain.

The Fairy-tale of the End of the Financial Crisis (tags)

Between 2008 and 2010, the EU Commission approved state aid of 4.3 trillion euros. The potential crisis of the global economy has grown and not declined. A system crash was prevented by the actions of central banks and states.

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.

Video: After Words with Naomi Klein, 57 min (tags)

Trump follows the traditional rules of branding, not the traditional rules of politics. Absolute power through wealth is his principle or ideology. Cutting corporate taxes to 15% and ending the inheritance tax help the rich.

Trump and the Consequences: Democracy at a Crossroads (tags)

What appears here is another form of democracy, without the constitutional state and without opposition. Trump could operate with enemy declarations. Today Donald Trump is a radicalized Nixon. Democracy is always endangered and never given as a present.

The Totalitarianism of the Market (tags)

Neoliberalism demands reeducation for its implementation like command socialism. The neoliberal view of the person is exemplified by the figure of the Homo Oeconomicus and is the antipole of the socialist person. All persons are entrepreneurs of themseves.

The Shortwave Report 01/15/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Sputnik Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.

Reviews: Submission as Freedom. Life in Neoliberalism (tags)

The challenge of neoliberalism took an offensive form in the global North with the victories of Reagan and Thatcher. No coup and no dictatorship were needed to gain mass support for carrying out the political ideological hegemony Stagnation, unemployment and futurelessness

End Climate Crimes (tags)

“Every city in our country has some serious similarities to New Orleans. Every city has some abandoned neighborhoods. Every city in our country has abandoned some public education, public housing, public healthcare, and criminal justice." (Bill Quigley quoted by Naomi Klein)

Living and Working Differently and Self-Optimization (tags)

How did neoliberal policy gain a mass influence? To neoliberalism, we must soon oppose a great alternative narrative of freedom, democracy and solidarity before the social dislocations neutralize the positive resources amid a collapsing world climate.

10 Strategies of Manipulation Revisited (tags)

Sylvain Timsit shows how society is influenced and what information is deemed relevant. http://libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.org/2012/03/05/sylvain-timsit-ten-techniques-for-the-manipulation-of-public-opinion/

Interview with Naomi Klein (tags)

This is a crisis with spectacularly bad timing because it fell in our laps at the very moment that history was being declared over and liberals around the world were exporting this market fundamentalism. They’re telling us we can’t regulate just when we need to regulate and that we can’t invest in the public sphere just when we need to

Naomi Klein Breaks a Taboo (tags)

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Klein’s much-anticipated new book, is both surprisingly hopeful and deeply personal as she deftly weaves in her story of struggling to conceive her first child while researching the potential collapse of the natural world.

Free Trade Agreement: Special Rights for Corporations (tags)

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) gives corporations the right to sue sovereign states for lost profits and endangers public sector jobs and social and environmental protections

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.”

HOW DO WE ADDRESS ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF A US MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA? (tags)

In chatrooms and on blogs we may hear an argument like this: “Oh, I have friends in Syria, and I lived in Syria.” “I know that’s what the people want.” How does one address such an argument?

Humanism and Violence (tags)

The ideology of the invisible hand of the market transforms all barbarism that is committed into human service.. The modern age is a doubled humanism..State terrorism presents itself as humanist realism, as the only true way of protecting life.

Owens Lake Reminders for SNWA Pipeline’s Water Grab from Northern Aquifers (tags)

The recent decision by the NV State Engineer to support the SNWA's proposed pipeline follows the same tactics used by San Fernando Valley developers who removed water from Owens Lake and Valley by using deception and purchasing land and favors from government officials.

What is the Origin of Wealth? (tags)

"Europe faces the choice of falling apart in the crisis or taking steps to another economic model," 50 scholars from the advisory board of Attac Germany declared. They make the connection between the chaos of the financial markets and the scandalous distribution of wealth

Creation of Money (tags)

To give a credit to a customer, a bank doesn't need to take the savings of another cutomer from its vaults. It creates the money out of nothing. In a countermove, the bank must deposit money with the central bank. There is a debate whether the creation of money can be left to the banks.

Shock Strategy for Europe (tags)

The cocktail of social cuts, deregulation and privatization struck societies like a blow. The economy hit the wall; social securities were taken away. The debt problems were used as "timely opportunities" to gain new ground for the free market.

Time Protestor Person of the Year (tags)

Even if editorial staff at Time magazine dubbed “the Protestor” as this year’s “Person-of-the-Year” doesn’t necessarily mean people at the Time, or it’s backstage managers, has garnered much appreciation or respect for “personhood” of the average outspoken dissenter. Likely they surveyed the landscape and realized the inevitable conclusion—2011 has had a lot of ubiquitous protestation around the world. So then an inevitable conclusion became refreshingly obvious—popular dissent is here all over as many status quos are being challenged.

"The illegitimate debts must be cancelled" (tags)

A neoliberal tax policy followed for twenty years drastically lowered the taxes paid by private corporations on their profits, above all by big business. The debts are not an incomprehensible plague but the result of a conscious and completely unjust policy.

Tierra y Libertad: Occupy Los Angeles, Day 57 (tags)

November 26th marked the 57th day of Occupy Los Angeles, which is the largest standing Occupy encampment in the nation. The occupation is located at Solidarity Park (formerly known as City Hall Park) in downtown Los Angeles.

Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash” (tags)

Various people said that Jan Perry was using the ancient "divide and conquer" strategy and that she succeeded in dividing the community in and around 41st and Alameda. Both Perry and Eric Garcetti (District 13), who presided over the meeting, are planning to run for mayor. It seems unlikely that LA will have a decent mayor within our lifetimes, but a Mayor Perry or a Mayor Garcetti would be one more major injustice.

Occupy World - The Protest Against the Financial System Intensifies (tags)

Since the beginning of the financial crisis, governments from Berlin to Washington solemnly vowed to regulate the financial system more strongly, close the casino on the financial markets and call to account financially the speculators.for their inflicted damage. Deeds did not follow.

Beyond the Occupation (tags)

Occupy Wall Street and its sister movements, including Occupy San Diego, have dramatically changed the terms of political and economic debate in the U.S. Before they arose, it looked like the only choices the American people would be given to understand the disaster that has befallen them in this nation's economic collapse was the mild pro-corporatism of the Democratic Party and the ardent, Ayn Randian pro-corporatism of the Republicans and the Tea Party. What's more, so far the Occupy protesters have shown an ability to learn from the Left's past mistakes, pattern their movement after the American Revolution (as the Tea Party did) and junk the hideously unworkable process of consensus decision-making.

Social Justice Occupations Head Everywhere (tags)

social justice

NATO's Ugly Face (tags)

anti-war

Activists Discuss Debt Debate, Wonder How We Let Right Control It (tags)

Congressmember Bob Filner, San Diego labor leader Lorena Gonzalez and three other speakers appeared as part of a panel convened by Activist San Diego for their regular meeting August 15. The ostensible purpose was to discuss the recent debate in Washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling, but it soon turned into a discussion of how the Right managed to take over the debate, frame it the way they wanted and get virtually everything they wanted -- including promises of large cuts in government spending that will only worsen the economy and risk not only a double-dip recession but an outright depression. Filner talked not only about President Obama's willingness to concede the domestic agenda to the Republicans but his and the Democrats' Congressional leaders utter unwillingness to end the unaffordable wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

Bad Teacher Movie Review: Alternative Media (tags)

Bad Teacher is ?gratifying? as eye-candy and verbal shock. It is an enjoyable movie precisely because it is not lame?at least not as lame as many of its movie reviews. And in the final analysis there is little subtly to this dark comedy?how might we say?as Andrew Breitbart?s description of a certain Anthony Wiener cellphone photo he so nobly withheld as: ??beyond the beyond?? There is nothing wrong with comparing the ?psychology? of this new release to a maybe-to-be-released movie about Anthony Weiner?s downfall and destruction within America?s misandrynous climate. Brain cells are not what Bad Teacher is about?has the American movie industry produced a movie that has enhanced anyone?s brain cells?

Bad Teacher: An Alternative Movie Review. (tags)

Bad Teacher is ?gratifying? as eye-candy and verbal shock. It is an enjoyable movie precisely because it is not lame?at least not as lame as many of its movie reviews. And in the final analysis there is little subtly to this dark comedy?how might we say?as Andrew Breitbart?s description of a certain Anthony Wiener cellphone photo he so nobly withheld as: ??beyond the beyond?? And there is nothing wrong with comparing the ?psychology? of this new release to a maybe-to-be-released movie about Anthony Weiner?s downfall and destruction within America?s misandrynous climate. But brain cells are not what Bad Teacher is about?even if some missed this point entirely. Has the American movie industry produced a movie that has enhanced anyone?s brain cells?

State of Emergency Declared for Public School Funding (tags)

California community members, parents, and students joined teachers statewide declaring a State of Emergency caused by years of merciless budget cuts gutting public schools and social services.

A War is a War is a War and It Ain't Gonna Be Cheap (tags)

If you ask liberal talking heads like Ed Schultz and other Nattering Nabobs of Progressivism, who would support Dick Cheney if he was a Democrat, they'll tell you, "Well, this is a cheaper war, a Democrat war and besides, it's not a war."

Capitalists, Global Warming, and the Climate Justice Movement (tags)

(This essay was published in Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, #54, Summer 2010, pages 23-28. For this internet edition I've made a few more changes and additions). An urgent analysis of the climate crisis and call to action.

Gulf Oil Spill: A Hole in the World (tags)

The Deepwater Horizon disaster is not just an industrial accident – it is a violent wound inflicted on the Earth itself. In this special report from the Gulf coast, a leading author and activist shows how it lays bare the hubris at the heart of capitalism

Gaza Flotilla Massacre: Goldstone Commission II Essential (tags)

independent investigation essential

MILITARY TORTURE AND STATE TERRORISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Despite the election of Benigno Aquino III to succeed the corrupt brutal Arroyo, 43 healthworkers continue to suffer military torture. Five are confined to the military camp alleged as self-confessed New People's Army guerillas, while 38 were transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, notorious for the massacre of Moro suspects. The five persons on which the fascist generals are concentrating their torture are: VALENTINO PAULINO, CHERRYLYN TAWAGON, ELLEN CARANDANG, JENNYLYN PIZZARO, & JOHN MARK BARRIENTOS. Carandang's children were taken from their home by the military," according to KARAPATAN, human rights monitor. Their relatives are threatened or offered bribes coercively to side with the military and incriminate themselves or their kin. We appeal to the international community to denounce this barbaric treatment and demand the immediate release of the Morong 43.

Vancouver Libertarian Paul Geddes brings CIA racist stock money launderers to Canada (tags)

Aren't you as a Canadian capable of creating your own political party that at least has no ties to stock fraud,money laundering gold and mortgage scams of the U.S.Libertarian Party and Republican 'libertarian-in-chief' Ron Paul with his criminal ties to James Dale Davidson's,Lord William Rees-Mogg's and ex CIA 'economist' Mark Skousen's Agora Inc crime family ?!

U.S.-BACKED STATE TERRORISM AND MILITARY BRUTALITY IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Millions of US taxpayers' money are supporting de facto President Arroyo's despotic rule in the Philippines. The continuing torture of 43 health workers may be an alibi to cover up the horrendous Ampatuan massacre and numerous corruption scandals, a preparation for martial rule by May 20. Fascist violence will surely be met by the enraged mobilization of the masses. The US public needs to protest the use of their taxdollars to fund Arroyo's extrajudicial killings, torture, and forced disappearances of thousands of Filipino civilians.

The Shortwave Report 03/05 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.

Torture Never Stopped Under Obama (tags)

What is Torture? It can be physical or physchological, quick or unhurried. It implies lasting trauma unbefitting a human. The U.N. defines torture as: “ ...any act by which severe pain or suffering, physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him, or a third person, information or a confession…” (U.N. Convention Against Torture). By this definition the U.S. continues to practice torture. Yes, Obama outlawed some especially shocking forms of torture — water boarding, for example — but other types of torture were not labeled “torture” and thus continue.

Disaster Capitalism Headed to Haiti (tags)

worker exploitation follows disaster

POLITICAL WITCH-HUNT IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The case of Prof. Sarah Raymundo's firing at the University of the Philippines betokens the sharpening political contradictions and hegemonic crisis occurring in what William Blum calls the oldest longest-held colony of the US, currently ruled by the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime praised by Barack Obama.

The Shortwave Report 10/02 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.

The Shortwave Report 09/25 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.

Hatemongering in America—the Post-Carter Dilemma Versus Conservative Opposition (tags)

The venom and vile the spews forth from America’s body politic is endemic of a people infected with fear and prejudice; but this learned hatred of a democratic agenda is not one based primarily on racism—yet hostility and resentment is very much its spirit. Rather this anima of animosity is one that seeks scapegoats for any instability felt or imagined of America’s middle and lower class realities, and all presumptions of a relatively naïve and misinformed society.

Woodstock 2009: A Slow Learning Curve? (tags)

One generalization, that unfortunately holds true for “many” musicians and rock bands is, despite the fact they often have potentially huge audiences (the marketer’s dream), is that they often have little, if anything, intelligent and insightful to say about social and political issues. But more specifically, they will not likely assert the likelihood—that U.S. sponsored torture of Islamic prisoners has probably rendered “zero” results of quality or worthwhile intelligence (save perhaps what “Israeli” objectives might have wanted).

Woodstock 2009: A Slow Learning Curve? (tags)

One generalization, that unfortunately holds true for “many” musicians and rock bands is, despite the fact they often have potentially huge audiences (the marketer’s dream), is that they often have little, if anything, intelligent and insightful to say about social and political issues. But more specifically, they will not likely assert the likelihood—that U.S. sponsored torture of Islamic prisoners has probably rendered “zero” results of quality or worthwhile intelligence (save perhaps what “Israeli” objectives might have wanted).

BTL:The Progressive Magazine Celebrates 100 Years (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Documentary Heart of the Factory (tags)

Hi, we are Virna and Ernesto from Argentina. We are pleased to inform you that the DVD of our new documentary Heart of the Factory, is now available.

The Future of the American Dream (tags)

"Here is the grand vision I suggest Americans can pursue: the right of all citizens to larger lives. Not to get richer than the next guy or necessarily to accumulate more and more stuff but the right to live life more fully and engage more expansively the elemental possibilities of human existence.."

The Shortwave Report 05/15 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.

The Shortwave Report 04/26 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.

The Shortwave Report 04/03 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.

The Shortwave Report 03/27 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.

Fannie Mae Lie:SEC Chris Cox,Agora Inc.,James Dale Davidson, Lord Rees Mogg,LOM Bermuda (tags)

Now why does Chris Cox and his SEC (U.S.Securities Exchange Commission)allow Scott Lines and his LOM(Lines Overseas Management) of Bermuda Bahamas Isle of Man,etc.whose massive U.S. penny stock frauds and manipulations in collusion with disgraced Florida Democrat Rep.Tim Mahoney's vFinance and Charles Schwab has been covered up by the SEC itself to buy and sell Fannie Mae,Freddie Mac,etc. shares ? And how can anyone know just how many they really buy and sell or short,(dump),over time ? Could these types of offshore hedge fund and securities fraudsters be what caused the collapse of Fannie Mae shares and NOT the lie Chrisopher Cox about 'naked shorting' Cox has sold to the public ?

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 Bailout! News! From Just One Human! (tags)

ACTUAL NEWS! AN OPEN LETTER FROM ONE CITIZEN OF THE PLANET --TO AMERICA'S PRESS --ON A HISTORIC, SHOCKING, WEEKEND. PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY:

The Blogging Revolution (tags)

Blogging gives a voice to citizens around the world, but why do their views often go unheard in the west? And is the web really a force for radical change?

CHINA'S ALL-SEEING EYE!!! (tags)

"The security cameras are just one part of a much broader high-tech surveillance and censorship program known in China as "Golden Shield." The end goal is to use the latest people-tracking technology — thoughtfully supplied by American giants like IBM, Honeywell and General Electric — to create an airtight consumer cocoon: a place where Visa cards, Adidas sneakers, China Mobile cellphones, McDonald's Happy Meals, Tsingtao beer and UPS delivery (to name just a few of the official sponsors of the Beijing Olympics) can be enjoyed under the unblinking eye of the state, without the threat of democracy breaking out."

The Shortwave Report 8/15 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.

World Bank and IMF Policies Caused Food Crisis (tags)

The IMF changed its economic direction and took a market radical neoliberal economic course at the beginning of the 1980s with the rise of monetarism. Hunger inthe world can only be overcome with long-term sustainable strategies, not with the short-term horizon of Wall Street.

Anti-War Campaigners Have to Change Electoral Tactics (tags)

‘So?” So said Dick Cheney when asked last week about public opinion being overwhelmingly against the war in Iraq. “You can’t be blown off course by polls.” A few days later, his attitude, about the fact that the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq has reached 4,000, displayed similar levels of sympathy. They “voluntarily put on the uniform,” the vice-president told ABC news. This brick wall of indifference helps explain the paradox in which we in the US anti-war camp find ourselves five years into the occupation of Iraq: anti-war sentiment is as strong as ever, but our movement seems to be dwindling. Sixty-four per cent of Americans tell pollsters they oppose the war, but you’d never know it from the thin turnout at recent rallies and vigils.

On the Anti-Democratic Character of Neoliberalism (tags)

Privatization, deregulation and cuts in social spending is the trinity of the free market, Naomi Klein explains. The consciou8s production of unemployment is anti-democratic. The conscious worsening of income- and assets distribution is anti-democratic.

First Openly Gay Young Democrats President Interviewed (tags)

David Hardt, recently elected president of the national Young Democrats and the first openly Gay man to hold that position, came to San Diego December 6 for a Young Stonewall Democrats' fundraiser and did this interview with Zenger's Newsmagazine. He discussed the future of the Democratic party and the Queer presence within it.

Humanism and Violence (tags)

"Not torturing is changed into an act of barbarism.. Torture, the atom bomb and the globalization strategy all save life. State terrorism presents itself as humanist realism, the only way of securing life. As a Chilean general said, national security is like love; there is never enough."

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

Fri 11/16 & Sat 11/17: Authors Scahill & Jamail- Blackwater & Beyond the Green Zone (tags)

Two Evenings with Two of the Most Dynamic Voices of the New Generation of Independent Unembedded Journalists: Dahr Jamail and Jeremy Scahill: Appearing Together in LA Area For Two Nights - Book Signing to Follow Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th

Chomsky and 911 (tags)

My response to the distribution of Establishment Liberal Coolaid. Don't drink the ELC!

The Myth of American Patriotism - The Truth Revealed! (tags)

What evidence does a bushite need, when it thoughtlessly murders America for demon bush as it's "G-D"?, the thing that does all it's opinioning for it?, on who is guilty of evil doing in complete blind faith puppeting LIES?

Reviewing Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine" (tags)

The human wreckage of disaster capitalism.

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."

Rosh Hashana Message: Celebrate Jewish Glasnost! (tags)

Despite a Backlash, Many Jews Are Questioning Israel

Why your revolution is no liberation! (tags)

During the recent weeks and months a spirited debate developed in different German left wing newspapers and groups about the sense or non-sense, the perspectives and the means and goals of the mobilisation against the G8 summit. Different German and Austrian anti-fascist groups started a campaign to criticise a wrong analysis of capitalism widely spread in the anti-globalisation movement. In the context of this campaign several public discussions and lectures were held, a special webpage was set up but above all reader was published that contains a set of basic texts referring to this problem. This reader is available in German and English and will soon also be published in French in order to spread the debate also across other countries. Check it out: www.no-liberation-reader.tk

Fight for Justice Campaign (tags)

While in the name of the fight against terrorism, hundreds of thousands of people have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and others - arbitrarily detained - are tortured in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, the United States government protects the most notorious terrorist in this hemisphere...

Blackwater brass forms intel company (tags)

Blackwater brass forms intel company

Naomi Klein: Scrap NAFTA, rejoin the Americas (tags)

A rebellion against neoliberalism is sweeping the southern hemisphere.. Disaster capitalism is not only about the profiting from disaster but also about clandestine introduction of privatization. We are truly up against sociopaths.

Israeli Intellectuals Love the War (tags)

Dedicated to the too few Israeli intellectuals who do dare speak out against this war.

Carta del comisario Maigret a Charo la prostituta. La moral de César (tags)

El comisario Maigret responde a la denuncia de Charo, la pareja prostituta del detective Carvalho, al objeto de mostrar que la intervención de la última en la lista de debate que denuncia la conspiración de los medios franceses de comunicación para trastocar los conceptos de Estado Nación y de ciudadanía abre una alternativa fundamental en la lucha de los efectos de aquella en la exclusión de los otros y de nosotros mismos, que nos impone, a juicio del comisario , la actualidad francesa de los últimos días.

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.

Report: Screening of The Take/La Toma at the South Central Farm (11-17-05) (tags)

A film about worker-run factories in Argentina parallels the situation at the south central community farm in Los Angeles. Also, is there a solution to the land issue in south central?

News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/24/05) (tags)

Rewrite of endangered species law approved.

From the XVI SYWF to the VI WSF: Chavez's shindig in Venezuela (tags)

* From El Libertario, # 44 September-October 2005, voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas, exposing the show of international mega-ceremonies the Chavez regime uses to try and acquire revolutionary legitimacy by means of petro-dollars and verbosity.

Del XVI FMJE al VI FSM: Las pachangas de Chávez en Venezuela (tags)

* Artículo de El Libertario, # 44, septiembre-octubre 2005, donde se expone el tinglado de las mega-ceremonias internacionales con las que el régimen chavista pretende adquirir legitimidad revolucionaria a punta de petrodólares y palabrería.

Walden Bello, Jose Maria Sison and Schisms in the Left (tags)

Despite efforts by many around the world to rise above sectarianism in the face of the USA's raw imperialism, Walden Bello, a prominent critic of neo-liberalism, has launched an international distancing campaign against the Communist Party of the Philippines and the democratic sectoral movements which draw political inspiration from them. Claiming that the CPP's military wing has targeted him with a “hit list,” which in fact is a mere diagram showing the international linkages of various Phillipino parties and individuals, Bello is playing a dangerous game. Included on the diagram is Bello's Akbayan parlimentary party.

US of Amnesia - Chavez or Bush Choose (tags)

Forget lobbying, and all environmental, social justice and other organizing in the USA! It will never work – never change anything soon – and causes more problems than it solves. The Andes have a lot to teach us and a world to win - a dollar a year from every person in the USA could make the difference.

Naomi Klein in Venice (tags)

Naomi Klein Author of No Logo, and co-director of "The Take" with Avi Lewis speaking on: FREE IRAQ! From Killer Liberators and the Corporations They Serve

Peter Comejo, Ahmed Shawki and Naomi Klein on Third Party or Third Rail (tags)

Third Party or Third Rail

BEMUSED - SEIZE THE MOMENT - NOVEMBER ELECTION CRITICAL (tags)

BEMUSED - WE BEGIN AT MID STREAM WITH THE - RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

Iraqi child deaths : Media indifferent as unicef reports worsening catastrophe (tags)

On February 16, 2003, Tony Blair responded to the biggest protest march in Britain's history the previous day: "Yes, there are consequences of war. If we remove Saddam by force, people will die, and some will be innocent. ... But there are also consequences of 'stop the war'. There will be no march for the victims of Saddam, no protests about the thousands of children that die needlessly every year under his rule..." (Blair, 'The price of my conviction,' The Observer, February 16, 2003)

IT'S THE OCCUPATION, STUPID! (tags)

-The Al Aqsa Intifada is a disaster for Israelis and Palestinians as it hits its fourth year with no significant advances, no real agreement in sight or an end to the violence.

This Land Is Your Land documnetary screening (tags)

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND shows that every person can make a difference, even when pitted against the enormous powers of big business. This funny and moving documentary criss-crosses the United States, interviewing experts and individuals about corporate influence on everyday life, hears how people feel their own lives have been affected, and looks at some of the brave, compelling and sometime hilarious ways in which individuals and communities are reacting.

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND screens in LA (tags)

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND shows that every person can make a difference, even when pitted against the enormous powers of big business. This funny and moving documentary criss-crosses the United States, interviewing experts and individuals about corporate influence on everyday life, hears how people feel their own lives have been affected, and looks at some of the brave, compelling and sometime hilarious ways in which individuals and communities are reacting.

Please See This Movie - Help Us Get It Way Out Here (tags)

Pretty Please With Sugar On Top?

Who seized Simona Torretta? (tags)

The Iraqi kidnapping has the mark of an undercoverpolice operation.

2004: Year of the Documentary (& Hopefully, Political Reform) (tags)

(mini reviews of "The Corporation" "Control Room" "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" and "Uncovered")

NEW!! book release: Globalize Liberation (tags)

JusticeDesign is proud to present a City Lights Books premiere: ** GLOBALIZE LIBERATION ** How to uproot the system and build a better world. Edited by David Solnit

We Are Everywhere tour joined by David Martinez and Jo Wildings tonight! (tags)

May 17 Los Angeles, CA– Arts in Action 7:30pm - 1919 west 7th Street (between Westlake and Bonnie Brae) on the fourth floor w/ David Martinez May 18 Los Angeles, CA- 7:30pm Flor y Canto - 3706 N. Figueroa Ave-in North East LA - http://florycanto.org w/ David Martinez and Jo Wildings

We Are Everywhere Tour-UPDATE! (tags)

This Just In: We Are Everywhere tour joined by San Francisco based filmmaker David Martinez and British activist Jo Wildings! Recently returned from Iraq where they were kidnapped by the resistance and then released unharmed, they will present video and stories from their experiences.

FINALLY SOME TRUTH IN L.A. TIMES (tags)

FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA ZNET: Both Sunnis and Shiites have seen their homes attacked and their religious sites desecrated. Up against a shared enemy, they are beginning to bury ancient rivalries and join forces against the occupation. Instead of a civil war, they are on the verge of building a common front.

Corporation as Psychopath (tags)

Management guru, Peter Drucker: "If you find an executive who wants to take on social responsibilities, fire him. Fast." chair of the libertarian Cato Institute, William Niskanen: says that he would not invest in a company that pioneered in corporate responsibility.

Iraqi sovereignty - outsourced to North Carolina (tags)

Naomi Klein: "....The appetite for democracy among Iraqis keeps racing ahead of the plodding plans for "capacity building" [Research Triangle Institute] drew up before the invasion. In November the Washington Post reported that when RTI arrived in the province of Taji, armed with flowcharts and ready to set up local councils, it discovered that "the Iraqi people formed their own representative councils in this region months ago, and many of those were elected, not selected, as the occupation is proposing." The Post quoted one man telling a RTI contractor, "We feel we are going backwards"....

Miami FTAA Protest: Cops Rampage Against Youth, Labor (tags)

What Strategy to Defeat Imperialism?

Amazing FTAA Article on Salon.com (tags)

This article is now on the front page of Salon.com. It accurately descrbes the massive illegal police operation in Miami during the protests against the FTAA and the continued loss of our civil liberties and first amendment rights.

BTL:Police Attack Protesters at Miami's FTAA Summit While Negotiators... (tags)

...Scale Back Scope of Free Trade Treaty. Interview with Karen Hansen-Kuhn, international coordinator with the Alliance for Responsible Trade, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

La prueba del SIDA de Naomi Klein (tags)

Escribo apesadumbrado por el sorprendente despliegue de ingenuidad de la autora de No Logo en su reciente "La prueba del Sida de Bush", publicado por Rebelión el 16 de octubre.

Solidarity Economics is Ecology (tags)

How can there be a global movement with no platform and no economic vision and leaders who hide? If the Brazilian constitution defends the right of the starving to steal food, then surely the poor of the world have the right - under any way of thinking - to steal back control over their lives and their local economies.

SOLICITING SUBMISSIONS FOR PHOTO ESSAY (tags)

The New York City Independent Media Center (IMC) has a feature - a  one†to two page photo essay -†to its bi-monthly free paper, The Indypendent. The Indypendent has a print circulation between 15,000 and 20,000 copies, most are distributed in the greater metropolitan area.

Rage. Mistrust. Hatred. Fear. Uncle Sam's enemies within (tags)

A few things have happened recently that show just how powerful -- and, perhaps, unstoppable -- is the march of the right-wing machine in the US. This month the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a right-wing think tank umbilically tied to the Bush administration, declared open warfare on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) deemed too left-wing and set up an organisation called NGOWatch to monitor these liberal pressure groups.

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.

Kick Their Ass and Take Their Gas: Democracy Comes to Iraq (tags)

One month after the fall of Baghdad, the US has successfully liberated the people of Iraq from meaningful involvement in decisions about their own future.

Las obreras de Brukman en el reino del revés (tags)

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Peace is a Verb: Popular Warfare is Real Action (tags)

USA dont stand a chance, unless US moderates get their way. Ignore them& speak the truth VERY LOUDLY. The US has got to go! That is the message. THAT IS THE MESSAGE!!! US has got to go. ALL Troops Home NOW! Anti-War protesters in EU and US should fight like the Iraqis, fight like the future depended on their every breath and every act

ANTICAPITALIST POPULAR FRONT (tags)

To Throw Down the BLACK HOUSE of GW Bush : We support armed struggle everywhere that is revolutionary. Revolutionary is anything that helps to kill USA imperialism: the Yankee-Gringo Empire of death and lies.

USA Bad Boys: Blackmail and US Intervention in latin America (tags)

US addictions haunt and terrorize world: OIL, WEAPONS, DRUGS. US BAD BOYS and friends in Latin America held power for decades. Now they are run out of town by Hugo Chavez, people of Bolivia and New Ideas. Guns and Money aren’t enough anymore–Hope lives –Struggle Consumes…

Islam rejecting globalization - and Jews and Israel (tags)

[...] It bears mention that not just Islamic extremists, but also leftist movements' activities in the west against globalization rely on a strident anti-Israeli ideology which periodically lapses into outright demonstrations of anti-Semitism. For instance, Becker reports that in many anti-globalization rallies protesters carry placards that compare Israel to Nazi Germany [...]

Naomi Klein: The Real Battle Lines (tags)

The Real Battle Lines: What is Making the US Most Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks, Especially Bioterrorism, is not a Depleted Weapons Arsenal but a Crumbling Public Sector...

protests and demonstrations post S11 - NAOMI KLEIN (tags)

NAOMI KLEIN writes in a recent issue of The Nation about how our approach to street activism may be different after S11. While we may still experience grief regarding the events, the material conditions that give rise to our dissent remain.

Naomi Klein: McWorld and jihad (tags)

Amid the many contenders for Biggest Political Opportunist since the September 11 atrocities, one voice stands out, says Naomi Klein.

Naomi Klein describes the appeal of the Zapatistas and their 'voice' Marcos (tags)

Though there is no confirmation of Marcos's real identity, the most repeated legend that surrounds him goes like this: an urban Marxist intellectual and activist, Marcos was wanted by the state and was no longer safe in the cities. He fled to the mountains of Chiapas in southeast Mexico filled with revolutionary rhetoric and certainty, there to convert the poor indigenous masses to the cause of armed proletarian revolution against the bourgeoisie.

PUNK PLANET May/June 2001 (tags)

excerpt from recent PP article(available in print only) on the history of the IMC

San Diego IMC Extravaganza, Poetry, --CLICK HERE! (tags)

IMC EXTRAVAGANZA! VIDEO, MUSIC, DANCE, POETRY, FOOD Featuring the following films: Free America-Trade Bush!: the FTAA protests at the SD/TJ border Storm from the Mountain: the Zapatour to Mexico City Bodies and Boundaries: families divided by the border Praha 2000: The World Bank and IMF Under Siege

No Logo: A Conversation with Naomi Klein (tags)

Naomi Klein is the author of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. I spoke briefly with Naomi in Los Angeles before a panel at the Shadow Convention entitled Money Culture. Among other things, in this interview, she talks about the growth of the anti-corporate movement, some of the themes from her book No Logo, as well as briefly taking on what connections need to be made in order that the coalitions coming together around these larger events can become something larger than the sum of their parts.

Naomi Klein Questions Direction of Movement (tags)

Naomi Klein, a powerful voice in the anti-globalization movement, maintains that the effort to produce the "Next Seattle" is counterproductive.

half hour IMC audio news from 8/16/00 (MP3) (tags)

The IMC audio team's half hour news show from 8/16/00. It includes reports on: the screen actor's guild protest, criminalization of youth march, rally in front of Rampart police station, stolen lives, three strikes march, the drug war, the raves at McArther park, and a clip of an interview with author Naomi Klein.

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