fix articles 3884, democracy
Justice, Impoverishment and Fear (tags)
The defense of the welfare state is the defense of democracy...Democracy is as strong as it is fragile. It is strong when it is defended. It is strong when we do not allow ourselves to be fobbed off with answers that do not tolerate questions. But it disappears when we become indifferent to it.
Power excess without end: Politics suffers from "long covid" (tags)
"Whoever should once play with the state of emergency to restrict freedom will find my friends and me on the barricades in defense of democracy, and this is meant quite literally," Willi Brandt once said. And what are the citizen sheep of today doing? They are lining up for their second vaccination injection.
"We were paralyzed for a long time" (tags)
Only in dialogue with those who are strangers to us can we become discerning, can we develop political wisdom. If it is true that we are tipping into a particular form of oligarchy, we should consider how we might supplement our representative system - to re-democratize it.
Post-democratic Capitalism (tags)
The fact that money can buy political influence is a central problem for democracy. All citizens are equal in terms of their voting rights, but not in terms of their wealth - this is one of the great unsolved challenges of liberal systems of government.
Covid protests and Weimar Family Court (tags)
Democracy lives from criticism and protest. The Weimar Family Court has banned two schools from requiring students to wear masks and take Corona tests - because the children would be harmed "physically, psychologically, pedagogically and in their psychosocial development."
Life Lies of the Islands of Prosperity (tags)
The embarrassing secret of the 'Western' model of society and development is that it only works under very specific political and economic, ecological and social conditions. Preconditions that lie essentially outside this model and are hidden or made invisible by the social actors of its glorifying preservation. '
What could change with Biden and Harris? (tags)
The next few years will be all about democracy in the U.S., about the social cohesion of a diverse population, about stopping environmental destruction, and about a successful structural change of the economy that goes hand in hand with the creation of sufficient, well-paid jobs and humane working conditions.
The crown of creation (tags)
The real plague is the pandemic spread of shareholder value to institutions of general interest such as hospitals, nursing homes, old-age care and education. The dogma of "private before state" has become deeply ingrained in official thinking.
Populists and Experts (tags)
Privilege versus equality. "The central issue in the conflict between the government and doctors in Saskatchewan is not health insurance, but democracy," noted the Globe and Mail after the strike began. "The experts, no matter what their specialty, must always ultimately be subordinate to the laity."
Journalism reeks of betrayal of democracy (tags)
A "new normality" has taken root in our society. A climate of fear and severe, permanent encroachments on fundamental rights are shaping politics and social life. From the beginning of the pandemic, the media and politics have created a reality that almost treats the principles of democracy with contempt.
America's authoritarianism (tags)
Donald Trump declared himself the winner, although the votes are far from being counted. His contempt for democracy knows no bounds. Anyone who previously thought that the USA was clearly different from Hungary or Poland was mistaken. Americans voted for a liar, racist and macho who thinks little of democracy.
Democracy beyond Corona (tags)
Whether the experiences of the lockdown will result in lasting damage in the sense of a democratically consumptive "new normality" depends not least on whether it is possible to take up and strengthen the very existing democracy-building impulses and initiatives - from "Black Lives Matter" to "Fridays for Future".
Biden's victory shifts the balance of power in Washington (tags)
Oh, it's going to be so nice when you hardly hear from Trump any more. Daniel Haufler is the responsible editor for the online debate magazine Gegenblende and its podcasts.
The election as a farce: Donald Trump and the rise of the autocrats (tags)
To elect a demagogue is always dangerous, but it does not condemn a country to the collapse of its democracy. Strong institutions can keep corrupt or autocratic leaders in check. That is exactly what the U.S. Constitution is designed to do, and for much of our history it has been successful in doing so.
Trump's fight against the law (tags)
Trump stands for the rejection of the universalist traditions of the US, for the abolition of the rule of law and the reign of the lie.
Dirty tricks of the autocrats (tags)
Donald Trump tries to get re-elected with partly illegal tricks. This is undemocratic and dangerous for the USA and its allies. Defending democracy is becoming the challenge of our time.
Can U.S. Democracy Be Fixed? (tags)
To distract and divert, scapegoating becomes a core tactics of these moves away from democratic cohesion. In a world of inequalities and global warming, there has arisen a frightening receptivity to blaming the stranger or the other
"Don't let them take democracy away from you" (tags)
"United we can and will overcome the time of darkness in America," he said. After four years of Trump's presidency, the Biden-Harris team wants to reunite the country, overcome the Corona crisis and boost the economy with millions of new jobs.
Corona Hysteria (tags)
"He who sleeps in democracy wakes up in dictatorship. The state has now assumed a role that could endanger the rule of law. In the fight against Corona, we have introduced methods reminiscent of a brutal police state. Will our state become a police state with a reliable police?
Democracy - a Plea toStrengthen It and Fight for It (tags)
We as democrats must take care of democracy as a learning system. If we do not do so, democracy will wither away.
Boris Johnson and the Long Shadow of Stalinism (tags)
The capitalist bourgeoisie needs and defends democracy as a form of social freedom only as long as it is useful to its own class rule. Their understanding of democracy & freedom is structurally limited. The 26 community centers in Vancouver could revive freedom and democracy.
Make Social Democracy Great Again (tags)
Erik Olin Wright spoke of smashing, taming, escaping and eroding capitalism as alternatives of the transformational left. We must resist the "selective perception" of the elite that ignores market distortions, market failures, state failures, and the attack on the poor, seniors and students
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
Yair Golan Has Got It Right and Very Wrong (tags)
The Left Is Totalitarian Threat To Israel, Not The Right
The Way to Authoritarianism is Paved with Lies (tags)
Lying is part of the human condition. But democracy is in peril when politicians make lying into a "business principle." Lying is a second nature for Trump. Trump lies strategically and doesn't have a bad conscience. For Trump, the borders between true and false disappear.
The Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality (tags)
When we lose the idea of community and solidarity, we lose our capacity for collective action.
Karl Polanyi on Unfettered Capitalism (tags)
Karl Polanyi condemned profit greed and deregulated markets. Today's capitalism critics are his heirs and don't know it. An unfettered capitalism is responsible for the world coming out of joint. "Finance capital was put in the driver's seat."
Utopia, Technology and Struggle. Ways out of the Crisis of Social Democracy (tags)
The big question is still open. Must an emancipatory project aim at a changed distribution of incomes or is hedging capitalism through regulation and redistribution enough? In other words, is shifting to an eco-Keynesian path sufficient to create equal life chances?
Market Economy: The Superrich Endanger Democracy (tags)
It is easy to influence politics with a lot of money, and civil society is often just a nuisance. In the US, this problem is everywhere, but Europe is catching up.
Israeli Independence Day and Lag B'Omer vs. Nakba (tags)
Jewish National Liberation Succeeded, The Nakba Narrative Is A Lie!
We the Scattered in the Insult Society (tags)
Hans-Peter Martin is the author of "Game Over. Prosperity for a Few, Democracy for No One and Nationalism for Everyone" (2018). Now it is Game Over for the West, for our civilization model. Capitalism functions without democracy, without observing liberal human rights.
Happy Nakba Day and Israeli Independence (tags)
Jewish National Liberation Succeeded, The Nakba Narrative Is A Lie!
Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope (tags)
The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: "The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster." The Good News is that the time of no alternatives is over. The Bad News is that the wrong alternatives and discussed.
Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide (tags)
CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Democracy cannot function without watchdogs. Watchdogs and whistle-blowers must be under special protection.
The Struggle against Authoritarian Populism (tags)
The US finds itself in the worst crisis of its democracy in decades, perhaps even since the Civil War. The political system has failed. The Democrats are absolutely obliged to protect the country from an authoritarian coup from above. Voting Trump out of office is the only way.
The Crisis of Democracy (tags)
Decisions affecting social development are in the hands of private investors and state policy depends on their actions. The increasingly unequal income and wealth distribution was the result of a strategic government policy that reacted to a capitalist crisis.
The Judicial Dictatorship in Israel, is not Democracy (tags)
Judicial Dictatorship Distorts Democracy in Israel. Israel Needs Judicial Reform Now!
Capitalism and democracy: what if we have it backwards? (tags)
"Capitalism will make migrants out of all citizens" (tags)
No one speaks about the right to be deeply rooted in one's country and not to be uprooted by global capitalism. In reality, the elite is demophobic. That means, it hates people and democracy. We must be populist and not elitist today, democratic and not demophobic.
Rainer Mausfeld and the Silence of the Lambs (tags)
Consciousness should be manipulated so the subjected do not even know centers of power exist beyond the seemingly democratically controlled political surface. The media are no longer the watchdogs of the public interest over the centers of power.
Beaumont to Detroit: 1943 (tags)
Beaumont to Detroit: 1943 Langston Hughes
The Populist Makers and Dangerous Optimism (tags)
The people vote and capital decides. Another capitalism appears that is marked by an anti-liberal and intolerant culture. The goal of the new capitalists is the same as the old capitalists: to make the rich even richer. The governing elites gamble away the future of coming generations.
Markets as a Fetish, Globalization, and Dissent Management (tags)
Economic inequality must be reduced and democratic participation regained. Resisting tax avoidance, financial market regulations, climate policy, and globally combating poverty should be priorities.
"We live in a time of radical counter-enlightenment" (tags)
Political struggle always means the struggle over the definitional power and appropriation of the world. For decades, neoliberalism has carried out a redistribution project against the majority of the population. This neoliberal project is only possible when
Carl Schmitt and the New Right (tags)
The intellectual New Right may be more a loose network of persons, political projects, publications and publishers than an organization or party. The plebecite is used to overcome pluralism and parliamentary democracy. The goal is identity democracy based on homogeneity.
Mapping the Resistance, May 2018, 28 pp (tags)
The 2016 election and one year in office for Donald Trump have resulted in an intensifying polarization in mainstream US politics. A many-sided attack is underway on democracy as it has been shaped by movements for protection of rights, living standards, and the environment over the course of the last century
The Beam in the White House (tags)
Iran is the "greatest supporter of terror," declared president Donald Trump. With that, he justified his peace-endangering cancellation of the nuclear agreement with Iran. Reducing foreign policy to scapegoating is Hitlerian.
Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism - A Symbiotic Pair (tags)
Rightwing populist parties mix the conventional rightwing authoritarian political style with neoliberal economic ideas emphasizing the free unregulated market and the sleek but strong state. For Hayek, unions allegedly threaten democracy and force a just redistribution policy.
Crash on the Horizon (tags)
The systemic reasons for the crisis are more important than a sudden fall in prices. Stocks are held on average 22 seconds, not 6 months or ten years. Real-capitalism is a plus-sum game. Financial capitalism is a zero-sum game.
Letter: Support Proportional Representation for the California State Legislature (tags)
Letter to California State Legislature, asking to change our electoral system for the state legislature to elections by proportional representation.
Get The Internationalist No. 50! (tags)
Special expanded Winter 2017 edition: 80 pages of revolutionary Marxist propaganda. Send US$2 to Mundial Publications, Box 3321 Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008 USA. Subscriptions $10.
Philippines: Stop the killings, stop silencing dissent (tags)
This is the statement of a seven-member delegation of the Progressive Alliance (PA) and the Party of European Socialists (PES) that have visited Manila this week to assess the situation and to demonstrate solidarity in support for democracy in the Philippines. The delegation was hosted by Akbayan Party, a member of Progressive Alliance.
Fbi's Comey and his thugs on warpath (tags)
This short, but meaningful report shows how the psychopaths of fbi/cia engage in gratuitous atrocities when their crimes are made public.
Veterans petition Amy Goodman of DN (tags)
Veterans for Peace is petitioning Amy Goodman to improve Democracy Now's coverage of Syria. The text of this PETITION is below; along with links to several references. Please read, and if you agree, please sign.
PHILIPPINES: Call for a National Conference Against Dictatorship (tags)
Since he assumed office, President Rodrigo Duterte has still failed to fulfill his promise to “provide for those who have little”: Workers still continue to receive low wages and experience job insecurity because he has failed to fulfill his vow to end contractualization.
Private Enterprise Committed to Social Interests (tags)
Social needs like energy- and water-supply, the waste industry, education, senior pensions and health care can be solved better publically than privately.
Brazil wants democracy back II (tags)
The character, the lack of it, the temperament of the coup and of coupists that toppled Dilma Roussef last year was signaled through their first or one of their first legislative measures: the legalization of pedals, an administrative measure more than routine, used and abused for all, since always, and that is to hold resources for short periods, in order to smooth the financial roll. These were the only accusations that the coup leaders were able to brandish to remove the re-elected president and to establish parliamentarism, without the authorization of the population, required by the constitution.
Without Social Democracy, Capitalism Will Eat Itself (tags)
Only the left can save capitalism now. The exploding inequality undermines growth, democracy and the social contract.
Who Says It Can't Happen Here? (tags)
We have endured 40 years of creeping authoritarianism and it now appears that it may run right over democracy. We must resist and act in solidarity.
Brazil wants democracy back! (tags)
The coup of 2016 double hit democracy in Brazil: it overthrew an honest president from power, without being able to point out against her rigorously no wrong attitude, thus trampling the constitution, which does not admit this alternative, and passing, in practice, the presidentialist regime to The parliamentarian, without consulting the population, a hypothesis that is also forbidden by the Magna Carta.
America under Donald Trump (tags)
The "elite-mass split," the tear between the establishment and the masses, damages American democracy. As a damaged democracy, there is very low trust in the competence of the government. The official unemployment figure of 4.9% is regarded as a distortion of reality.
Our Beautiful New Clothes (tags)
Neoliberalism seems to create "clothes no one can see" when it mystifies the market and competition and uses the austerity-model, the location-model and the adjustment-imperative or extortion to turn economics into nature.
The Long History of Human Incapacitation by Politics and the Press (tags)
With the term "no alternatives," come-of-age citizens who don't join the mainstream press are incapacitated, stamped as troublemakers and not taken seriously. Democracy is not sought any more in a divided country, divided between those above and those below.
The Unsung Heroes of American democracy (tags)
This article is my response to my wonderful fellow Americans for supporting us, Muslims
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.
GAG Group Declares WOD (tags)
I was approached by a man getting out of a car. “Sorry, would you like to report from an unique event in a very special place?” – “How did you know how you would find me here?” – “You wrote about taking this road. It is about a fresh proposal how to end the war and revive the revolution.” – “For that purpose always. How?” – “Be right back tomorrow and take you there for a formal visit on condition of a blind dislocation agreement. We make sure that not even your followers can check where you go.” The darkened windows of the spooky vehicle turned out to be so for inside-out looks as well. I was dropped at a small parking and told to follow the chalk marks into the forest. No digital devices allowed. Instead I received a big old-fashioned key to a thick wood box in the car, and a torch.
Democracy and the Uncanny Power of Money (tags)
Growing inequality is the greatest political problem of our time. Governments are often only actors or puppets of an anonymous regime for the benefit of the privileged where the interests of simple people do not count.
Video: How to Know if Your Country Is Heading Toward Despotism, 10 min (tags)
Nobody likes a despot — even despots know it. But actually identifying despotism can pose a certain difficulty — which despots also know, and they’d surely like to keep it that way. Hence Encyclopedia Britannica’s Despotism, a ten-minute Erpi Classroom Film on how a country slides into that eponymous state.
The Supposed "Omnipotence" of Politicians (tags)
The key to a new peace policy could lie in denouncing mechanisms of economic coercion that are not only states and politicians. As the warnings of Eisenhower and JFK teach us, politics is massively subject to the influences of economic power.
Democracy and the Social State (tags)
Finance capitalism and Citizens United turn life, language and democracy upside down as the $150 million given by Wall Street to Hillary Clinton fall under the rubric "social engagement." With these theses, Franz Segbers emphasizes the social state as the foundation of democracy.
Power Elites: On the Great Illusion of Pluralist Liberalism (tags)
With his 1956 book "The Power Elite," C. Wright Mills put the democratic character of the US to the test. Despite formal democratic structures, a power elite formed that suspends democratic processes. Real power starts from a political directorate. In truth, only small circles have power
We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy (tags)
Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Rule over public opinion grows out of the dominance of capital. The alternative is authoritarian capitalism or solidarity democracy. Resistance is the command of the hour.
Iron Fist in Turkey (tags)
It’s enough to read just a few lines of the bourgeois press to get an idea of what will happen after the failed coup of 15 July: “The iron fist of Erdogan after the failed coup in Turkey: I am ready to reinstate the death penalty. 8000 police officers were suspended, opponents were stripped naked and hog-tied. The European Union: If executions resume, Turkey will not enter Europe“(1).
Propaganda: Making Alternatives Disappear (tags)
The main responsibility of a government in a "democracy" is protecting the minority of the ownership class against the majority of the non-owners...The neoliberal indoctrination systems serve in the manufacture of ignorance.
Democracy Dissolves (tags)
Worldview parties mutate to popular or catchall parties and gradually lost their clear profile and their voters. Citizens have long known something is rotten in the state. Politics first despised the trust of the population and then lost that trust.
Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Walden Bello (tags)
Without a doubt, Sanders has captured the imagination of people, especially the millennials, around the world.
Why are the Lambs Silent? (tags)
Techniques-fragmentation and propaganda- make serious violations of moral norms by the ruling elites morally and cognitively invisible to the population. With many examples, professor Mausfeld gives insight in the management of our democracy and how people are kept in apathy.
Social Inequality Today (tags)
The neoliberal rollback has created growing instabilities. An advancing process of de-democratization and social re-feudalization is connected with the rise of the new "super-rich." Piketty warned of the growing inequality between rich and poor.
Democracy Now, Military Times, Guardian Articles On Soldiers Refusing To Drop Drones etc (tags)
drones: leaks and links... those who profiteer from them... those wiring children with video games which promote drone killing, bombing of Yemen resumes
Deplorable Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Speeches (tags)
America's Corrupted Political Process (tags)
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)
The Latest Nobel Committee Peace Prize Award Hypocrisy (tags)
Dueling Ideologies in New York: Putin v. Obama (tags)
Greeks Without Choice in Sunday Election (tags)
Irresponsibly Bashing Venezuelan Justice (tags)
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.
Bolivarianism Likely to Triumph in Venezuelan December Parliamentary Elections (tags)
John Kerry Lectures Cubans on Democracy (tags)
Washington Threatens Ecuadorian Democracy (tags)
Russia Challenges America's Orwellian National Endowment for Democracy (tags)
US-Orchestrated Coup Attempt in Ecuador (tags)
Washington Post Editors Urge Aiding Ukrainian Fascist Tyranny (tags)
PHILIPPINES: Young progressives take the helm of Akbayan party leadership (tags)
Akbayan once again proves that progressive politics cuts across generations. With great pride, Akbayan members elected a significant number of young progressive activists to the Party Leadership at the recently concluded 6th Regular National Congress last 23-25th of April.
The New York Times War on Truth Revisited (tags)
Britain and Canada Involved in Foiled US Venezuelan Coup Plot (tags)
US Orchestrated Coup Plot in Venezuela? (tags)
Bahrain: Profile of a Police State (tags)
Lawless US Sanctions on Venezuela (tags)
Victory of the Economy over Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
The person exists as an end-in-him/herself and not merely as a means... On the other hand, the principle of the worldwide market economy is based on treating persons and their needs as means to the end of profit realization.
Ukraine: Fascist Dictatorship Masquerading As Democracy (tags)
Inequality and Liberal Democracy: A Disturbing Association (tags)
How do we bring fundamental reforms about at a time when organized minorities and disorganized, quiescent majorities appear to be the norm in both the North and the South?
Sham Bahraini Elections (tags)
America: The Real Evil Empire (tags)
US Midterm Electoral Results (tags)
Hard Truths v. Obama Big Lies (tags)
US-Style Democracy (tags)
Democratic v. Sham Elections (tags)
MSM Misinformation on Ukraine's Parliamentary Electioms (tags)
Farcical Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections (tags)
Ukrainian-Style Democracy (tags)
WJ Columnist Mary O'Grady: US Imperial Tool (tags)
Renouncing Judaism (tags)
Filipinos storm Chinese Consulate, express support to Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution" (tags)
Saying that the Filipino people’s struggle to secure Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea extends to the Chinese people’s fight to be free from their authoritarian government, members of Akbayan Partylist trooped to the Chinese Consular Office in Makati today to express their support to the tens and thousands of Hong Kong citizens who are staging a massive protest to demand “true universal suffrage” from mainland China.
Karl Polanyi - Still Actual 50 Years After His Death (tags)
Karl Polanyi was the author of "The Great Transformation." As in Polanyi's times, the absurdity of the market utopia must be made clear and confronted with social reality. Freedom and democracy are goals to defend, not markets.
MSM War on Venezuela (tags)
Ukrainian President Poroshenko in Washington (tags)
Free Trade Agreement TTIP Endangers Democracy (tags)
Investor courts of arbitration create an exclusive special right for foreign corporations. They could demand compensation when their profits are narrowed by democratic decisions.
Fascism Grips Israel (tags)
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
Struggle for National Democracy (tags)
This book by Jose Maria Sison is a historical record of the legal struggle for national liberation and democracy against U.S. imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the 60s and early 70s. It was the principal legal study material in discussion groups and schools of national democracy which educated the youth cadres and militants from 1967 through the First Quarter Storm of 1970 to the declaration of martial law in 1972.
Washington Wants Maduro Dead (tags)
Democracy and socialism (tags)
Democracy is the most popular word in the vocabulary of politics but also the most brazenly abused.
Political Prisoner Nabeel Rajab Freed (tags)
NYT Editors Defend the Indefensible (tags)
State-Sponsore Terror in Ukraine (tags)
India's Sham Democracy (tags)
Democracy Landslide in Eastern Ukraine (tags)
Bashing Real Democracy (tags)
Eastern Ukrainians Vote (tags)
Video: Why Capitalism is Killing the Planet, 27 min (tags)
Market anarchy as promoted by Adam Smith is different than prioritzing human needs. We must put the brakes on industrial growth. Equivalent jobs must be provided for closed industries.
can a democracy be relgious? (tags)
Can a democracy be a religious state? Can a religious state be a democracy?
On National Democracy (tags)
The concept of National Democracy aims to overthrow feudalism and achieve independence from colonialism.
Supreme Court Rules for Big Money (tags)
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.
Protest Against Latest U.S. Meddling (tags)
“Nobody should be fooled here, especially left forces. History shows you what the U.S. is about--they're not about democracy, they're about profits by any means.“ – John Parker, International Action Center
The Left Must Be Ecological (tags)
Nature is our partner and the basis of future survival, not an external, free good or sink. Building a pipeline means abandoning a decent infrastructure. Are people really happy or have they become a little fatalistic?
Constitutional Despotism in Egypt (tags)
Net Neutrality: RIP? (tags)
Rogue State Israel (tags)
Venezuelan Municipal Elections (tags)
Rigged Honduran Elections (tags)
Market-conforming Democracy (tags)
Market-conforming democracy," Angela Merkel's guiding idea, is a pleasant-sounding description of plutocracy where the forms still exist but their substance is "financialized," where myths of privatization. corporate beneficence and self-healing markets are zombie gods.
Kerry in Cairo (tags)
Does the Richness of the Few Benefit Us All? (tags)
Zygmunt Bauman, born in 1925, is a Polish sociologist. Since 1971, he has resided in England after being driven out of Poland by an anti-semitic campaign, engineered by the Communist government he had supported.
The Thirteen Commandments of Neoliberalism (tags)
"Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, the neoliberal project stood out from other strains of right-wing thought.... It was a moveable feast, and not a catechism fixed at the Council of Trent."
Israel Behind Egypt's Coup? (tags)
Egypt's Bloody Wednesday (tags)
Israeli Democracy: A Convenient Illusion (tags)
A Path Forward for Egypt (tags)
The battle for the future of Egypt is underway, and it’s chaos. There has been violence on both sides of the divide, with the military inflicting the heaviest doses on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. The violence combined with any lack of long-term solution could bode poorly for Egypt’s future, but the situation is in extreme flux, and by no means anywhere settled. There is still abundant hope for most Egyptians to achieve a better world, though time is of the essence.
The Dislocation of Homo Oeconomicus (tags)
"Students rate the teachers and demand a very specific kind of knowledge from them: it should be measurable, packaged and practical and cannot contain any uncertainties. Experimenting or thinking is not desired. There is a relation between service-provider and customer..."
David Curtis launches campaign for Sec. of State, California (tags)
David Curtis launches his campaign for Secretary of State, California at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood.
Lobbyism: The Erosion of Democracy (tags)
The developments of the last decades point in a dangerous direction. Democracy threatens to become an empty husk with formal demands for democratic decisions while the contents are defined by tiny elite circles (catchword “post-democracy”). A living democracy is vital.
What’s Next for the Egyptian Revolution (tags)
Egyptians are making history at a frantic pace. After the largest protests in Egypt’s history initiated the downfall of the first Muslim Brotherhood government, a military-led massacre of Muslim Brotherhood faithful quickly altered the political dynamic. Everything is in flux.
They want capitalism without democracy; we want democracy without capitalism (tags)
The policy of crises and impoverishment disrupts our lives and the lives of millions of people in the world. More than 300 persons were gravely injured through blows, tear gas and pepper spray. Blockupy had an important political success.
U.S. Ambassador to Turkey: I'm very confident about Turkish democracy (tags)
Three weeks of extreme police brutality across Turkey reached to a climax with the launch of an absolutely fascistic operation in Istanbul on June 15th. The country is currently in an undeclared state of emergency...
Iranians Vote (tags)
Killing the Messenger: Official Greek Government Policy (tags)
10 Theses about the Crisis: Ingo Schulze (tags)
German novelist Ingo Schulze's 2012 "Our Beautiful New Clothes" explains how we have accepted the form without the substance of democracy. People accepted the emperor's new clothes until a child cried "but he has nothing on." Maybe Hans Christian Anderson can help us.
Obama's Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy (tags)
The Elite Look Down on Democracy (tags)
The thought-models of the economy have conquered all other social sciences. The person in these models is a homo oeconomicus, a rational agent whose only drive is maximizing his benefits. Only an action with the driving force of egoism is rational.
Asset Distribution and the Financial Crisis (tags)
A perverse system arose out of the interaction of deregulation of the financial system and polarization of asset distribution. A reform of the financial system can only be part of the repair of the system. When wages grow again with productivity, an economic balance will be possible
Chavismo Wins (tags)
Regime Change Begins at Home (tags)
Media Scoundrels Pillory Chavez Before He's Buried (tags)
"We need a new economic balance" (tags)
If the US removed the cap on social security taxes, public spirit and generational fairness would return to the states. At present, there is a cap at $106K. If you make $4 million, you only pay social security tax on the first $106K.
The Liberal-Regressive Modern Age (tags)
The financial crisis of the states-dramatically intensified by the costs of bailing out the banks-shifts the costs to the broad population without touching the wealth of the economic elites. Political governing is increasingly uncoupled from the approval and influence of citizens.
Is The “Democracy Initiative” What We Need? (tags)
Last December, at the National Education Association headquarters in Washington, D.C., leaders from a variety of progressive organizations such as Greenpeace, the NAACP and the Communication Workers of America met with the intention of beginning a national campaign to, in the words of Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll, “remake American politics.”
Dominant Israeli Parties Spurn Democracy (tags)
Communique of the 4th Congress of the Movement for National Democracy - Philippines (tags)
The Kilusan sa Pambansang Demokrasya (Movement for National Democracy) successfully held its Fourth National Congress in the City of Baguio on November 28-30, 2012 with the theme: Assiduously conduct political and organizational consolidation! Expose and Oppose Imperialism and Neocolonialism! Persevere in the Fight for National Democracy.
Navigating Egypt’s Revolutionary Crisis (tags)
As chaos again envelopes Egypt, the revolution is evolving in new directions, along contradictory and confusing channels. It’s tempting to immediately support the “opposition” to the Muslim Brotherhood’s apparent “power grab,” but the situation in Egypt is more complex. The recent events in Egypt are not simply signs of a healthy revolution, they include immediate dangers.
Self-directed workers as a “cure for capitalism” (tags)
Employees themselves should make the decisions concerning the business. They can consider a far wider set of issues and concerns about adopting new technology, or any other strategic decision, thereby fully weighing the effects on themselves, their families and their communities.
Green Party Populism (tags)
Sham Israeli Elections (tags)
American-Style Fascism (tags)
BURN THE BALLOT 2012 (tags)
What are doing the day before the "election". On Monday, November 5th, members of the Burn the Ballot Caucus of Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), allied activists and disgruntled voters will burn presidential ballots to draw attention to the fact that there is no democracy in the US and to say we will not, once again, go quietly into the polls!
Chavez Win Strengthens Bolivarianism (tags)
Inciting Unrest in Venezuela (tags)
Another Road for Europe (tags)
Europe is in crisis because it has been hijacked by neoliberalism and finance. Along the road to another Europe, visions of change, protest and alternatives have to be woven into a common framework. Finance should be prevented from destroying the economy.
Hypocrisy not Democracy in America (tags)
There is no democracy without economic democracy (tags)
Cooperatives would not have stratospheric executive pay or financiers getting fat by skimming off a large share of the pie — without the need to produce excess profits, the result would be reduced work hours, higher pay and more left over for investment and taxes to pay for social services.
Assad Resignation first Step to Peace and Democracy in Syria (tags)
Akbayan Party strongly condemns the continued violence and terror perpetrated by Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian government forces against Syrian citizens who have long demanded democracy and freedom from Assad’s authoritarian leadership. The Assad regime’s aggressive crackdown on pro-democracy forces has emboldened elements within the opposition to respond in a similarly destructive manner and has left Syria in a virtual state of civil war.
Circus Shenanigans in Tampa (tags)
Bahrain Imprisons Human Rights Leader (tags)
The Capitalism of Hopelessness (tags)
Regulated capitalism reached its peak in the class compromise of the 1960s when representatives of workers could put the screws on the steamroller CEOs a little. The enemy and dynamic are lost to capitalism. Capitalism flows into a society without utopia and alternative.
Democracy in Crisis: The Terror of the Economy is a Danger to Democracy (tags)
There is a powerful crisis dynamic that is stronger than the will of the sovereign and its democratic institutions. When capital relations fall into crisis, everything can be instrumentalized: the basic law, democracy, human rights and human life. Economic pressure creates extremism of middle.
Targeting Chavez (tags)
New York Times on Israel's Democracy (tags)
Uncovering the Fracture of the System (tags)
Uncovering the fracture and the dislocations of this system, proposing changes and actively interfering is the optimistic side. The collective repression of problems is carried out to a spectacular extent. The welfare state and democracy cannot be separated.
UK Democracy in Terminal Decline (tags)
Media Scoundrels Endorse Sham Libyan Election (tags)
Manifesto for Global Democracy (tags)
The Manifesto is a pluralist statement on the need of giving global answers to on-going global crises such as nuclear proliferation, climate change and financial instability. In order to do so, it proclaims the need of extending democracy and citizenship beyond national borders, democratizing international organizations and moving towards democratic global institutions.
Fraud at the Polls (tags)
Separate and Unequal in Israel (tags)
Bankers, Hear the Signals! (tags)
The people may freely elect their governors. But the game ends whenever they want to force a redistribution of social wealth-even if the economic system only functions with redistribution. Democracy is social action, not a gift or a state (of rest).
Activism for Justice (tags)
Bob Brown on Global Democracy and World Parliament (tags)
Bob Brown delivers the 3rd annual Green Oration
The great austerity war (tags)
The great austerity war: what caused the US deficit crisis and who should pay to fix it? The right-wing coalition has been so successful over recent decades that the long-run challenges facing the country today are daunting.
Income Inequality Undermining American Democracy (tags)
This is NOT a study of my own, merely a pointer to a piece published by the New York Times, dealing with growing income inequality, undermining US democracy.
Medrciless Samaritans and 10 Causes of the Crisis (tags)
"There is no society. There are only individual men and women," said Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, had a great share in the crisis in which Europe, capitalism and democracy find themselves.
Electoral Politics in America (tags)
Lies, Damn Lies and Major Media Scoundrel Journalism (tags)
Capitalism Doesn't Need Democracy (tags)
The minority of a minority have seriously damaged the public interest for personal enrichment. The community itself is culpable for not resisting its plundering.and choosing representatives that defend its interests.
"Manage" v. "Market capitalism." The record (tags)
Neoliberal myths and fictions like the self-healing market, trickle-down prosperity and corporate beneficence have accompanied exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Trillions for the banks is against all market rules of competition, risk and liability.
On Protest and the "Occupy"-Movement (tags)
National economies are now subject to the pressures of this supra-national financial "market" and to the institutions helpful to this market like the IMF and the European Central Bank. "Bailout umbrellas" at the expense of the common taxpayer are opened up.
Against All Rules (tags)
The core of all western-individualist ideas of justice is the principle of personal responsibility. Everyone is responsible for the consequences of his/her actions. This motivates as well as disciplines. "We punish the virtuous and reward the squanderers."
US taxes go to anti-women Israel (tags)
After hearing Democracy Now's expose of an Israeli woman who was attacked for refusing to give up her seat to a man, I had to research this. I found not only this vicious anti-women story, but also one of Zionist men spitting on an 8 year old girl for being "indecent" in dress. This is the stench of religion for which we American taxpayers pay as Israel does not exist for one second without US tax dollars to the tune of $6 billion a year to protect US oil profits. Here are the stories.
Russian v. US Elections (tags)
Fascism in America (tags)
When Financial Management Paralyzes Democracy (tags)
The 2010 Attac Bank Tribunal in Berlin was a civil society legal proceeding that decried the speculative business model: take excessive risks and burden taxpayers with the costs. Rating agencies should be public. Banks that are too big to fail are too big to exist and should be broken up
Haitian Suffering Under Imperial Occupation (tags)
LA Book Tour: DN!'s Juan Gonzalez and Joe Torres:News For All the People (tags)
Democracy Now! co-host and award-winning journalist Juan Gonzalez?s new book, News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media, co-authored with Joseph Torres of the media reform group Free Press, is being launched with a national book tour, starting in NYC on Thursday, October 20th, with multiple stops in California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Washington, DC. "News For All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media" is a landmark narrative history of American media that puts race at the center of the story.
MDS STATEMENT on "Stop The Machine, Create a New World" (October2011) (tags)
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) reports on the October2011 organizing effort. Calls for dialogue in the face of abuses.
Social Justice Occupations Head Everywhere (tags)
The World is Out of Joint (tags)
The financial crisis has become a state debt crisis. "The rise of democracy was not possible without the social and legal civilizing of capitalism. The deregulation euphoria of democratic governments made possible the incredible ascent of the financial oligarchy."
NATO's Ugly Face (tags)
THE BILL OF THE LIBYAN WAR (tags)
To understand what happened is enough not to give attention to the media.
BTL:Looking to 2012 Election, Republicans Enact Voter Suppression Legislation Across the U (tags)
Interview with Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, conducted by Scott Harris
Video: Michael Hudson on Democracy Now (tags)
Pushing Crisis: GOP Cries Wolf on Debt Ceiling in Order to Impose Radical Pro-Rich Agenda
Globalization and Media (tags)
Media theory starts from the idea that a changed media technology changes society and builds new communities. For the first time, the reader or recipient can also be a sender. The net opens up the horizon of democracy beyond constitutional and representative democracy.
Spanish Voters Reject Austerity (tags)
Democracy, Haitian Style (tags)
End the US-led Armed Intervention in Libya (tags)
Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) supports the democratic opposition in Libya that seeks to end the 43-year-old dictatorship of Muammar Ghadafie. It cannot, however, support the massive armed intervention launched by the United States, France, and Britain on Sunday, March 20.
Begrudgingly for Freedom (tags)
This past week the leaders from ten member nations of the UN Security Council finally went ahead and voted to approve helping the Libyan rebels by imposing a no-fly zone over Libya. Gadhafi’s planes, ant-aircraft systems and some of his ground troops “posing a risk to civilians” are being targeted and that is a good thing as it is a measure of help and good faith with the size forces we currently have in the region we can easily provide. It is the least our nation can do (and in Libya the most we should do) as we made such a mess of Iraq, due to one administration basing everything on the say so of one person from Iraq and ignoring reams of evidence from multiple experts warning there was no justification for such action. (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/13/60minutes/main20042166.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody) Saddam Hussein is gone and that’s good, but due to that administration we were shamed as a nation on not just a national stage but in front of the globe.
Support Middle Eastern democracy struggles! No Intervention! (tags)
No to imperialist intervention in the Libya! Saudi, UAE troops out of Bahrain! Support Middle Eastern democracy struggles! End imperialist wars in Iraq, Afghanistan!
Aristide Heading Home (tags)
The Arab Revolutions and the Democratic Imagination (tags)
The Arab democratic uprisings have brought a rush of nostalgia to many people who staged their own democratic revolutions years earlier. As they watched events unfold in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Al Jazeera and CNN, that feeling of “all that is solid melting into thin air,” as Marx would have put it, returned to many of those who went to the barricades during the original People Power Revolution in the Philippines in 1986.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR EVERYONE (tags)
KPFK FUND DRIVE BREAKDOWN FOR THURSDAY-3-3-2011
Video: The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (tags)
Wall Street and the banksters have destroyed our economy and received trillions of our money. A general strike was called today in Madison Wisc to regain control of our democracy and repel corporate power endangering elections and the economy.
PHILIPPINES: Marcos' legacy cannot be rehabilitated (tags)
Akbayan Youth on the 25th Anniversary of EDSA and the Marcos burial issue
On supporting the emerging freedom and justice movements in the Mid-east and beyond. (tags)
"t is up to the citizens to make democracy work. It is for this reason that I call upon people of good will everywhere to insure that justice be done by the democracy movement that is emerging today in the middle east and indeed, all over the world. Many of our governments, particularly of the developed west, have demonstrated an unwillingness to allow this freedom to take root. Therefore they should not and cannot be allowed to pretend a leading role in this advance toward liberation now. They absolutely can not be trusted. Please spread very widely. In addition, discussion groups, teach-ins, reading tables, and all manner of creative activities can support and encourage this drive to liberation. Our willingness to gather and cooperate can achieve amazing feats for love and human dignity. Let’s get started."
Democracy promotion: America’s new regime change formula (tags)
"By the 1980s, the reign of terror that blazed across Latin America was too much for most people to stomach. From death squads to torture chambers and various massacres, the Latin American generals who trained in the US to spread democracy around the world quickly gained reputations for major human rights abuses. To replace the overt support for dictatorships, a new concept for regime change was born; one that sounds and looks better – democracy promotion."
BTL:Eqyptian Revolution Places Trust in Military to Move Nation Toward Democracy (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Egypt in flames (tags)
A powerful wave of anger among the poor and unemployed Arab masses shakes the young, voracious and brutal capitalism of the North African and Middle Eastern countries supported by the old and bloody capitalism in Europe and America. Anticipation of a social wave that can only be resolved in favor of the vast majority of the population by the emergence of the proletarian class.
Egypt's Revolution: Obama Backing Regime Change? (tags)
CIA Puppet Mr. Hosni Mubarak MUST STEP DOWN! (tags)
It is illogical to assume that Hosni Mubarak's firing of his underlings will somehow restore democracy to Egypt when he himself is the source of the problem! Nor is it logical or probable that a thirty year dictator will step down "nicely" or "legally". Only when the Egyptian police grow weary of brutalzing their own people and rip off their badges and join the protests demanding Mubarak's full and complete resignation will democracy begin to emerge in Egypt!
Israeli Racism (tags)
Israel's Knesset Targets Leftist Organizations (tags)
Haiti's Elections: Illegitimately Recounting Fraud (tags)
DREAM Act Vote Will Not Be Forgotten (tags)
Senate fails to pass DREAM Act despite unprecedented mobilization and support by the general public
Israel's Sham Democracy (tags)
democracy in name only
Wikileaks is Democracy (tags)
Sign the petition demanding Julian Assange be released.
The New York Times Endorses Haiti's Coup d'Etat "Elections" (tags)
a sham election
WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Profound Hatred for Democracy" (tags)
"This may not be reported in the newspapers, but it’s certainly familiar to the Israeli and U.S. governments and the ambassadors. What this reveals is the profound hatred for democracy on the part of our political leadership."
Lurching Toward Gomorrah: Growing Israeli Fascism (tags)
many in Israel are worried.
Israel's New Loyalty Oath (tags)
Israel on a fast track to despotism
The Charade Begins: Netanyahu's Flotilla Massacre Probe Testimony (tags)
whitewash and cover-up assured
Suu Kyi marks birthday; world remembers (tags)
RANGOON—From tree planting in Burma (Myanmar) to a solidarity rally in Washington and flash mobs in Britain, people around the world are holding events to mark the 65th birthday today of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Philippine Democracy: Alive, but is it well? (tags)
Reflections on the 2010 Campaign. The 2010 campaign has drawn to a close, and it’s time to distill my experiences after registering hundreds of miles by land, sea, and air crisscrossing the country as a party-list candidate.
Greece: Blood and tears for the proletariat! (tags)
In order to resist the policy of blood and tears which the bourgeoisie inflicts on it, the proletariat has no other possibility than the resumption of the class struggle, starting with the rejection of anti-worker measures by the government and the calls for “national solidarity”, and for sacrifices “to defend the fatherland and democracy”.
GREECE BURNS (tags)
FORMAL DEMOCRACY x TRUE DEMOCRACY (tags)
Is America a true democracy?
THE NEW DEMOCRACY (tags)
It is necessary to destroy the democracy of the corporations.
Capitalism and Democracy (tags)
Citizens are protected from incursions of the state and on the other side must accept the sovereignty of the state and the general law as prerequisites of property and security. Whoever has visions should be the physician. A good physician will urge changing one's way of life.
Permanent Aggression, War on the horizon in Latin America (tags)
"A military conflict is not initiated from one day to the next. It’s a process that involves first influencing public perception and opinion – demonizing the target leader or government in order to justify aggression. Subsequently, armed forces are strategically deployed in the region in order to guarantee an effective military action. Tactics, such as subversion and counterinsurgency, are utilized in order to debilitate and destabilize the target nation from within, increasing its vulnerability and weakening its defenses. This plan has been active against Venezuela for several years. The consolidation of regional unity and Latin American integration threatens US possibilities of regaining domination and control in the hemisphere. And the advances of the Bolivarian Revolution have impeded its “self-destruction”, provoked by internal subversion funded and directed by US agencies. However, the Empire will not cease its attempts to achieve its final objective, and a potential military conflict in the region remains on the horizon." "The time to defend Venezuela is now. The empire is preparing to destroy this beacon of hope. Certain nations have the potential to lead the world away from destruction. Venezuela with it’s progressive leadership, a well mobilized working class, and other “conscious” sectors, in addition to abundant natural wealth which includes oil, can any one doubt what U.S. planners are preparing? No serious person who wishes to help preserve our world can deny her need to take this stand and become involved in this work. You out there who were involved in the Central American solidarity actions are called upon again now. Your efforts then in the face of the empire helped make this day possible. We did not save the world then. We helped keep it alive. We should rejoin the effort now. How beautiful the outcome may be this time."
Alternatives to Capitalism (tags)
Neoliberalism, financial market-driven capitalism, intensifies the crises. However the root of evil lies in the developmental laws of capitalism. Neoliberalism is based on double standards and double speak where CEOs are job creators and workers are cost factors.
Honduras: A selective and low-intensity human hunt (tags)
Another murder in broad daylight
The Neoliberal Agenda is Over and The Despised Social State (tags)
Neoliberalism is the political-economic experiment of individualizing social risks and claiming growth and employment will be higher. This claim is refuted convincingly by the global financial crisis destroying enormous assets and causing growth and employment to crash.
U.S., French, & UK Imperialist Hands off Niger! (tags)
In Niger human rights organizations, trade unions, and opposition parties (including the Niger Party for Democracy and Socialism) are all supporting the coup. 10,000 people rallied in support on February 20th. Meanwhile the US, France, UK, UN, and African Union all have been quick to condemn the coup. Tandja did the bidding of U.S. imperialism. Meanwhile, according to the UN Development Program’s 2006 Human Development Index, Niger is the poorest country in the world. Sixty percent of the population lives on less than a dollar a day, life expectancy is only to 45-years old, and adult illiteracy is 71%.
VIDEO: How to Get Our Democracy Back (tags)
"At the center of our government lies a bankrupt institution: Congress."
The Beauty of the Supreme Court's Decision on Corporate Personhood (tags)
Honesty is a beautiful thing.
Is America going dumb as well as fascist? (tags)
Is it something in the food or on TV?
30 Gaza high school students visit the US (tags)
The U.S. Department of State sponsored a two-week visit to the U.S. focused on human rights and democracy for a group of 30 high school students from Gaza
Can Obama reverse the silent coup d’etat in the US? (tags)
The coup d’etat completed by the flawed Supreme Court ruling in the United Citizens v FEC case.
Keith Olbermann on Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling (tags)
"The next nine men and women on the Supreme Court will get there not because of their judgment nor even their politics. They will get there because they were appointed by purchased presidents and confirmed by purchased Senators."
Mafia, racism and the crisis of democracy in Italy (tags)
“When there is the slightest suspicion of a public figure having contacts with organized crime, we have to make a clean sweep.” Paolo Borsellino
Israeli Democracy or Hypocrisy (tags)
Its illusory even for Jews
TIME’s homage to ‘Saint of Democracy’ is an Insult to Filipinos (tags)
“ it is not only disgusting, it was also very insulting” The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA decried today the TIME magazine homage to the late former President Corazon Aquino . The US bourgeois magazine said: “Long before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolutions that transformed Central and Eastern Europe, Corazon Aquino led the People Power revolution, which toppled the Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos,” US Sen. Richard Lugar wrote in a comment published by Time.
Journalism, Redistribution and Social Generosity (tags)
"The earth does not belong to people; people belong to the earth." (chief Seattle)> Nature is not a free good, external or sink but our living mother and basis for future human life. Alternative economics and community centers could lead us out of the dystopia of imperial wars.
The AIPAC is a danger to democracy (tags)
And it has spread to Europe
Honduran Accord Solidifies Coup E'Etat Rule (tags)
25th Latin America Encuentro-Empire v. Democracy (tags)
25th Latin America Encuentro EMPIRE vs. DEMOCRACY: From Guatemala to Honduras
Sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Committee-Southern California Unit and MIA, Mujeres Iniciando en las Américas 10/17/2009 at 1:00 PM at the Unitarian Church of Long Beach
"New Pacifica's" frontal attack on Democracy Now! (tags)
After rejecting Cynthia McKinney for ED, Aaron's Pacifica now turns on Amy Goodman
"New Pacifica's" frontal attack on Democracy Now! (tags)
After rejecting Cynthia McKinney for ED, Aaron's Pacifica now turns on Amy Goodman
"New Pacifica's" frontal attack on Democracy Now! (tags)
After rejecting Cynthia McKinney for ED, Aaron's Pacifica now turns on Amy Goodman
THE NEWS CRISIS AT PACIFICA (tags)
An unholy alliance of truthists, sectarians, and voting system fanatics, led by an unwilling reject of the Church of Scientology, have used the new governance structure to take control of the commanding heights of Pacifica’s management.
Reviewing Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories (tags)
Project Censored's fabulous new book.
Pacifica’s Current Board Structure is Destroying the Network (tags)
Carol Spooner's finger-wagging review of the current state of Planet Pacifica ignores the crushing impact of the new 122-member National Board structure. Top-heavy, hugely expensive, conflict-ridden and racially polarized, this five-year old Board system was instituted to assure greater democracy and prevent the corporatization of Pacifica. But instead of protecting Pacifica, the new governance structure is destroying Pacifica. Itʼs bred factionalism, dysfunction, self-dealing, a plethora of litigation and staff purges network-wide.
Health Care in a Phantom Democracy (tags)
In general, corporate media coverage of "health care reform" narrowly focused on two views; the Obamacare position of increasing coverage for all via public options and the right-wing town hall protester responses of "No socialized medicine!". Jan Lundberg of Culture Change newsletter invites readers to take a third position, one of community supported self-care that is less dependent on the western medical establishment and focuses instead on self healing by improving lifestyle and nutrition, including detoxification of our shared ecosystem..
KPFA: Lords & Ladies vs. the Peasants (tags)
by a gray-haired KPFA listener who missed the French revolution
Democracy Alarm: Financial Management (tags)
After the stock market crash, financial management acts as though nothing happened. The state was obviously treated only as a useful idiot by parts of the moribund financial management. The little taxpayers pay for the repair.
Goodbye Tita Cory! (tags)
The Filipino American community in the United States and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) in Los Angeles is united with our compatriots in our motherland in their grief and their celebration of the life the 11th President of our republic, Mrs. Corazon “Tita Cory” Aquino. Today, as the Filipino people sends off Mrs. Aquino to her grave and pays their last respects, her spirit of resistance against tyrannty continues. Mrs. Aquino, a simple housewife, was reluctantly thrust into the center-stage of history with the assassination of her husband, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. in August 21, 1983.
These are the Coup Leaders, They Will be Judged! (tags)
Their pictures at: http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/kristin-bricker/2009/07/these-are-coup-leaders-they-will-be-judged
For the Iranian workers, only one solution: the class struggle ! (tags)
The brutal repression of street demonstrations that have hit Tehran and the larger cities shows the determination of the Iranian government's Ahmadinejad not to tolerate any questioning of his political power. Accused of electoral fraud, the supporters of Ayatollah Khamenei and the outgoing president have responded with arrests, beatings and shootings; the police, the Pasdaran, and Basji volunteers headed by the Pasdaran are the instruments of the current repression.
Honduran Democracy Can Only Be Asserted from Below (tags)
"Democracy, however, can always be asserted from below, when an organized people stand up. That is the next chapter in Honduras, its best - and probably its only - hope. Update: Arias' efforts to convene, today, eleventh hour last chance "talks," are officially not happening
These are the coup leaders (tags)
"1. All of these people used their positions to plot, cause, or finance the breakdown of constitutional order with the kidnapping and extradition of President Zelaya, which culminated in the coup.??2. They are directly responsible for the deaths, injuries, imprisonment, and the unease imposed upon Honduran society; they have destroyed democracy and ruined Honduras' image nationally and internationally.??3. The coup leaders reactivated the anti-terrorist and anti-communist organization called the Alliance for Honduras' Progress (APROH), which operated in the 1980s. Their greed and lack of culture prevented them from understanding that the people are free to choose the political and ideological system that will offer them security and well-being."
Compromising Democracy in Honduras (tags)
Can a solution to the crisis in Honduras — itself the result of a military coup — be “mediated,” where on one side sit coup leaders and on the other a democratically elected but ousted President? Does any “middle ground” exist? Of course not. If President Zelaya unconditionally returns to finish his term in office, democracy will be restored; anything short of that will have democracy “compromised” into its opposite.
The Crisis and the Left: Democratizing instead of Privatizing (tags)
"Neoliberalism has no future..Since time immemorial, (neo-) liberals have wanted as little democracy as possible as an unavoidable evil that should not get in the way of the real kingdom of freedom, the capitalist market economy.."
Color Revolutions, Old and New (tags)
Imperial America's ugly agenda
fbi/cia illegal funding of their global crime spree (tags)
The financial markets must find new global leadership because the NYSE, SEC and other government bodies (like Congress) allow the USA intel services to defraud the world in order to finance their ongoing crime spree worldwide.
Iran- Amnesia, Ignorance and Stupidity (tags)
Iran is experiencing a classic CIA destabilization effort. It has been done dozens of times in the past, but Americans would rather watch American Idol than read history. Also, as Gore Vidal says, it is "The United States of Amnesia."
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance" (tags)
must-read on US imperial aims
Indymedia, Thank You! (tags)
A note thanking visitors to indymedia sites that have taken the time to view WHY KERALA, GRAMPA? 87minutes
A Different Perspective on the Iranian Elections (tags)
The great strategic importance of Iran to the United States gives me a different opinion of the election than that of the mainstream US media or indeed most of the leftist media.
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez Issue Letter of Dissatisfaction with WBAI (Pacifica) Changes (tags)
Amy and Juan express dismay at the firing of Bernard White: "Given Bernard's decades of dedication and devotion to 'BAI , the way he was treated lacked basic human consideration." Regarding the change in broadcast time of Democracy Now! on WBAI, they write, "This decision disturbs us deeply and we ask that it be reconsidered." " ..... we urge that the scheduling of Democracy Now (should) not be used as a weapon by the current management of WBAI against its opponents."
Pesante USA Condemns Burma Junta for Suu Kyi Show Trials in Myanmar court (tags)
The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA based in the United States, a member organization of AJLPP slammed Myanmar ( aka Burma) for its show-trial for democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi who proclaimed her innocence in front of a prison tribunal Friday as the prosecution wrapped up its case on the fifth day of her trial. Pesante also questioned the motives of the junta when It filed the charges against her just weeks before a May 27 deadline when her latest six-year spell of detention was due to expire. Pesante-USA said that the junta just wants to keep her locked up ahead of elections planned for next year under a controversial "roadmap to democracy" that enshrines a role for the military in government. The military has ruled Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, since 1962.
Free market and democracy are incompatible (tags)
Capitalism = McCarthyist dictatorship
The End of Finance Market Capitalism: Renaissance of Socialism? (tags)
The crisis offers an historical chance to civilize an unbridled capitalism with reform policy. The future relation of market and state is the focus of attention.. Financial markets are characterized by herd behavior. Risk consciousness disappears.
We don't want Vicente Fox at UCI! ¡No queremos que venga Vicente Fox a UCI! (tags)
Students at UC-Irvine in Orange County, CA, are fighting to keep Vicente Fox from giving "Democracy lectures" at their campus. We are asking for support and endorsements from groups anywhere in the world, to send a strong message that the world has not forgotten Chiapas, Atenco, and Oaxaca, and we will oppose Fox and other oppressors wherever they show their faces.
LA Musician sings at Dublin Protest Against U2's Bono (tags)
Former LA'er Paul O'Toole plays the role of Bono™ in begging for another Corporate Tax Break
Venezuela: Why Unlimited Re-election is Bad for the Revolution (tags)
A supporter of Hugo Chavez' anti-imperialist efforts explains why he is nevertheless opposed to Venezuela's recent constitutional amendment abolishing term limits.
Bolivarianism Triumphs in Referendum Vote (tags)
democracy in Venezuela
Between Russophobia and Russophilia (tags)
The neoconservative revolutionaries wanted to make the export of democracy into the absolute military hit and harvested bloody noses. Western values and western democracy cannot be simply exported for forced on foreign countries.
The Limits of the US as Teacher (tags)
"Ivan average consumer supports the new self-confident policy of the Kremlin and hardly worries about democracy and human rights. The West must free itself from the illusion its own values can be forced on countries. The change must come from within."
Bashing Venezuelan Democracy (tags)
The dominant media again on the rampage.
The Israeli lobby (tags)
Must be prosecuted for the Gaza genocide
KPFK: SECRET DEALS AND CHICKEN THIEVES: THE RAID ON KPFK (tags)
A WELL FINANCED LIBERAL FACTION HAS BOUGHT CONTROL OF THE KPFK BOARD AND IS USING ITS POWER TO SHOCK THE NETWORK INTO ACCEPTING A SUB-PRIME LOAN ON THE KPFK BUILDING, AND TO PROMOTE CORPORATE UNDERWRITING OF WHICH WILL LEAD TO THE MAINSTREAMING OF PACIFICA PROGRAMMING
Democracy Now, discriminación luguista y ataques a Indymedia (tags)
El conocido boletín Democracy Now, que apoyó sin reservas la candidatura del obispo Fernando Lugo, viene realizando una sospechosa campaña de discriminaciones y amedrentamiento.
An Israeli terrorist unit (tags)
bombs civilians in Gaza
COMMUNISM NOW DOWN TO THE LOWEST IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
Despite the tremendous efforts of the Communist Party in the Philippines to destabilize the government, its popularity is at its lowest.
A letter to the President - The struggle for Communication II (tags)
We are all together on this ship in danger that is the planet Earth. There is no democracy without democratic communication. The governor Roberto Requiao sent a letter to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. In the document, Requiao says that the Government of Paraná officially supports the implementation of the National Conference of Communication. Photo Julio Covello-SECS-PR
Noam Chomsky (tags)
Google video: Capitalism Hits the Fan-A Marxian View (tags)
Richard Wolff, a professor of economics at UMass Amherst, talks on the current "financial" crisis and capitalism in general. A form of socialism is presented as a possibility for exhausted and anxiety-ridden workers.
The Rage in Greece (tags)
May the Anger of the Unemployed and Students be Tranformed into Combativeness for the Resumption of the Class Struggle of the Proletariat !
JFAV SUPPORTS UHW (tags)
More than 300 UHW workers and allies rallied and picketted the SEIU International mock elections at the Radisson LAX Hotel last night Dec. 11 in Los Angeles. World War II veterans and leaders from JFAV and other community advocates from the Filipino American community joined the UHW rally. UHW president Sal Roselli reported that the UHW submitted more than 80,000 signatures to protest the mock elections. He said less than 10% voted. More than 40,000 protest signatures was earlier submitted to SEIU International against the elections.
Letter about the Spanish Civil War in HARPERS, Dec. 2008 (tags)
A slightly different version of this was published in the most recent issue of 'Harpers' magazine...
We Are Already In The Future! (tags)
At election’s denouement, to the Right the outraged, self loathing of the loser & the losers, including one dude standing mutely in Michigan, a Republican delegate, in a Klan suit, describing Obama as an “Islamic communist”. To the Left, the self important drears who had urged us to throw our votes away, as they objectively, in the name of their “principles”, gave votes to John McCain.
Media Response to Venezuelan elections (tags)
one-sided and inaccurate as usual
GMA Impeachment Defeated, 42-8 (tags)
This what their “democracy” looks like. Again, the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) through its National Coordinator Mario Santos vehemently condemns in the highest terms the GMA controlled House of Representatives led by well known GMA puppets Legman, Defensor, Villarosa and others in a massive show of tyranny in numbers, crushed the impeachment attempt by voting down the minority opposition by a vote of 42-8. Santos further said: “Again, they showed us what bourgeois democracy means in a semi feudal and semi colonial country. That they can do what they like as long as they have the majority and they do not care about the rights of the minority and what is right and wrong.
Former Prof Speaks on Religion/Science/Democracy Conflicts (tags)
Former UCSD professor Lew Perry spoke to the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego November 16 on the conflicts between religion, science and democracy. He said that conflicts are inevitable because when religion makes statements about the physical world -- like the Bible's claim that the earth is fixed in space -- scientists can and must challenge the religious understanding of physical reality.
Not "Fascism or Obama": Fascism and Obama (tags)
It is all too obvious that anti-fascism renounces revolution. But anti-fascism fails exactly where its realism claims to be effective: in preventing a possible dictatorial mutation of society. The fight for a democratic state is inevitably a fight to consolidate the state, and far from crippling totalitarianism, such a fight increases totalitarianism's stranglehold on society.
"The Financial Crisis has made Heroes out of Rogues" (tags)
The state should make the economy more social and democratic. The conversions of Gordon Brown, Angela Merkel and Peter Steinbruick from market fetishism to state optimism were cabaret-style conversions. Democracy should dominate the economy.
It's amazing (tags)
In the great US democracy, half of those eligible to vote are not registered, and half of those who are registered does not vote. Thus, the rulers are elected by only 25% of the electorate...
"Worse than in the Iraq War" (tags)
"A recapitalization of relatively sound banks could be vital for creating trust in the financial system. This must happen in a way that prevents privatizing profits while socializing losses. One can learn good crisis management in the example of Sweden's banking crisis in the 1990s
Sudden outbreak of democracy baffles US pundits (tags)
Conservatives, libertarians and lefties all raised objections to the Bailout for very sound reasons of their own. The media had done all it could to keep awkward questions off the air. The result has left us disenfranchised.
New Coup D'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
Bush continues to target Chavez.
Lessons in Democracy (tags)
Read, Learn, Act
Subverting Democracy Through Electoral Fraud (tags)
Rigged election show democracy is pure fantasy.
The RNC’S Outrageous Assault on Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, and Alternative Media... (tags)
Revolution Newspaper writer Larry Everest takes on the attack on alternative media at the RNC. This is what imperialist democracy looks like!
ACTION: Amy Goodman & 2 DN! Producers Arrested at RNC! (tags)
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota at approximately 5 p.m. local time. Police violently manhandled Goodman, yanking her arm, as they arrested her. Video of her arrest can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjyvkR0bGQ
Nader Tonight FSTV & Tomorrow DN! (tags)
Denver tonight 6 p.m. University of Denver Magness Arena. Sean Penn, Tom Morello, Cindy Sheehan, Jello Biafra, Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez will be there. Standing up to the corporate two-party controlled debate commission. Calling for an opening up of the Presidential debates.
The Corporate State and the Welfare State (tags)
The idea of a "minimal state" may be passe. The author's two theses are: Liberalism is inconceivable without a strong state and liberalism undermines its own conditions of success. The modern welfare state is a child of democracy and can't be drowned in the bathtub.
DNC Protest, Split, and the Principled Stand of Cynthia McKinney (tags)
"As the United States activated Navy ships and the Air Force to begin an airlift of non-specified goods into the former Soviet state of Georgia, and military exercises began in the Persian Gulf near Iran, I received communications from certain individuals among the Colorado Greens who were organizing campaign support events there, suggesting that I not participate in an anti-war program being organized by other individuals in Colorado." -Cynthia McKinney In addition, the Green Party of Colorado has issued false statements to the press and all over the internet claiming that Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will not be participating in the Recreate ’68 events. Here is one such statement from Dave Chandler, co-chair of the Colorado Green Party, Green Party candidate for U.S. Congress in the Seventh Congressional District, and supporter of a Denver ballot measure that would seize the vehicles of illegal immigrants: “Cynthia McKinney, Green Party candidate for President, and Rosa Clemente, Green Party candidate for Vice President are NOT participating in any Recreate ‘68 activities. Both candidates, and the Green Party of Colorado, are refuting this announcement and are stating that neither candidate, nor the Green Party of Colorado, are in any way associated with Recreate ’68, nor will any of their candidates be speaking at or attending any event, nor are they in any way associated with the group Recreate ’68.” This is a blatant lie. Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente will be speaking at the Recreate ’68 events.
Negative Image: Robert Mugabe through the Lens of Western Propaganda (tags)
If you ever wondered how you came to know what you know about Zimbabwe, here is your chance to find out.
Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part I (tags)
Another McChesney tour de force.
How Much Democracy is Left? (tags)
Politics no longer determines the econmy; the mammoth econmy defines politics. The US has long been a plutocracy instead of a democracy and has prescribed this system of capital rule for the whole world. Capital rule is always central rule
Chavez Revamps His Intelligence Services: The Corporate Media React (tags)
The anti-Chavez campaign continues.
Arnaud de Borchgrave on McClellan, Neocons & Clean Break (tags)
Arnaud de Borchgrave on McClellan, Neocons & Clean Break
Disturbing 2008 Global Peace Index Report (tags)
GPI unfairly targets Venezuela.
Grow Them Young, Pay Them Well - anti-Chavistas, That Is (tags)
Who said crime doesn't pay? Read on.
Brazil: Repressed March of Marijuana. (tags)
The Brazilian Democracy demonstrates as it is imperfection and as the federal constitution it is not respected in the country. Prohibition of if revealing public in walks are characteristic of an authoritarian country. Legalize-Já! Thus it is the false Brazilian democracy: in first of May militant anarchic (Cob/Ait), the also lesser ones of ages, they had been tortured and threatened of death in a police station of São Paulo. In Rondônia a without-land slaughter (LCP) happened to few days, to put was not divulged na media and the government ignored the occurrence. Now, the march of marijuana was forbidden in almost all country, great them 13 city where it went to occur the march, only four will be able to carry through it, Porto Alegre, Recife, Florianópolis and Vitoria.
Anti-Arab Racism and Incitement in Israel (tags)
For more on this subject, the excellent documentary "Lessons In Hate" is required viewing. I thought it would find Palestinian schools disseminating hateful material, as the Israeli line goes. However, the producers found that, whereas Palestinian schools teach the reality of the conflict (what the Zionists refer to as 'spreading hate'), Israeli curriculum disseminates Revisionism to Israel's children, breeding misunderstanding and perpetuating hatred. This is designed, of course, to allow the Extremists who design this curriculum, to fool its population into allowing it to perpetuate its war to eliminate Palestine.
Bush and ExxonMobil v. Chavez (tags)
The latest salvo in Bush v. Chavez.
Vivisection of Neoliberalism (tags)
"Therer is no such thing as society," said Margaret Thatcher. "The neoliberal understanding of democracy is marked by skepticism and open hostility." (Ptak) That market pressures are often more severe and oppressive is repressedf as long as possible.
Instant Democracy (tags)
Instant Democracy just add American troops
Bob Dylan’s Prophecy Democracy Don’t Rule the World (tags)
Bob Dylan’s lyrics from 24 years ago have now come true. Hopefully we will now turn the ship around.
Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)
Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.
Venezuela's Social Democracy Hits A Speed Bump (tags)
Venezuela's democratic spirit will rebound from Sunday's electoral setback.
The Last Democracy (tags)
Yes there really is only one true democracy left...
Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.
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
NYC Indymedia Totally Bans My Articles from Publication (tags)
In the quiet secrecy of what seems to be a conspiratorial siege mentality NYC Indymedia has unofficially but secretly banned my writing from being published on the Open News Wire entirely.
End The War Protest (tags)
The march, die-in was very effective, putting a Face on War. More are needed to protest this government, the lack of Democracy, the invasion of our Constitution, this governments unwillingness to heed the voices of We the People.
DC pirate radio broadcasts call for Boycott of 2008 "Election" (tags)
On Wednesday, Oct 10, WSQT guerrilla Radio broadcast a call for boycotting the 2008 election. Why? Because elections are a hoax, and US democracy is a lie!
"Capitalism and Freedom" Unmasked (tags)
The dark side of Milton Friedman's economics.
what made Addington a fascist? (tags)
His abusive, authoritarian father, of course. And now we have to suffer the consequences.
Yipeeeee for democracy (tags)
Privatization Endangers Democracy (tags)
Neoliberal hegemony or market radicalism is a danger for democracy because economic mechanisms replace politics. Neoliberals change the understanding of justice in society. The less generous the social benefits, the more powerful must be its security machine.
America and Venezuela - Constitutional Worlds Apart (tags)
Real democracy in Venezuela compared to the fake kind here.
Philippine Democracy Under Arroyo’s Petty Tyranny (tags)
The rampant human rights violation under the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo government and her penchant for issuing policies that have curtailed the freedom of speech and assembly have been likened to the tyranny that reigned over our country during the time of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
SATANISM RULES DRAKE GOP DEBATE (tags)
I had the pleasure of watching ABC's Sunday morning political church coverage of the Republican presidential debate from Drake University. Other than the honesty of Ron Paul, Rudy led them all into a literal and spiritually satanic discussion answering some very good and honest questions from voters, the moderator, and a scholar.
Reviewing Michael Parenti's "Democracy For the Few" - by Stephen Lendman (tags)
America's democracy serves only the privileged.
Revenge for the Holocaust (tags)
Will end up destroying Israel
The Record of the Newspaper of Record (tags)
Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.
Cheney's corruption of America (tags)
Has now reached the courts
Israelis' faith in their democracy is lower than ever (tags)
As the country prepares for the selection of a new defense minister and president, in votes that could decide the government's fate, Israelis are more disillusioned than ever with their elected officials, according to findings released by the Israel Democracy Institute on Sunday.
Chavez strikes deal with Goebbels Murdoch (tags)
Goebbels to run Venezuela's media.
“There is No Apolitical Moment” – An interview with Majority Rules director Michael Burns (tags)
An interview with social justice filmmaker Michael Burns on his new series looking at how young people view democracy.
Democracy and its Enemy, Capitalist Globalization (tags)
The core problem of globalization is the dismantling of democracy. The elected are without power and those with power are not elected. The bonds between the generations burst. An absolute amoral individualism dominates in the most progressive states of capitalism.
Some elements’ in RP security forces behind killings – US report (tags)
"Some elements" of Philippine security forces are "apparently" responsible for unexplained killings, disappearances, arbitrary arrest and illegal detentions, according to the US State Department. In its latest report, "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The US Record 2006," the State Department said members of security services committed acts of physical and psychological abuse on suspects and detainees, and even instances of torture. The report, which was released and submitted to the US Congress last week, said corruption remained a problem in all sectors of the criminal justice system, including police, prosecutorial, and judicial organs.
Ike was right (tags)
Erik Prince is a mortal danger to democracy
Democracy broken into to (tags)
GABRIELA NETWORK STATEMENT ON THE 4TH ANNIV. OF THE INVASION OF IRAQ (tags)
GABRIELA NETWORK STATEMENT ON THE 4TH ANNIV. OF THE INVASION OF IRAQ. 19 March 2007.
PEACE PLANE FLIES OVER OSCARS & OSCAR FOR PEACE EVENT!! (tags)
Peace Plane to Fly Over Oscar Ceremony! Join "Oscar for Peace" anti-war vigil and awards ceremony at noon, at the corner of Hollywood and Vine! 2.25.07
The Peace Plane flies to the Oscars (tags)
Democracy for America Miami (DFAM) and Miami Veterans for Peace have come up with a novel approach to broadcasting a message to end the occupation of Iraq: an aerial banner that reads. “Bring Our Troops Home Now”. These two groups decided to first try their idea at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami and again at the Grammy Music Awards, but inclement weather forced the event to be postponed. Now the organizers have turned their attention to this Sunday’s Oscars in Hollywood, California.
Targeted: National Security and the Business of Immigration (tags)
DEEPA FERNANDES is the host of the popular morning show, “Wakeup call” on Pacifica radio station WBAI in New York City. Her award-winning radio features have aired on the BBC World Service, and Public Radio International. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, In These Times, and the New York Amsterdam News. Targeted, her first book, is the result of four years of research collecting narratives from immigrants as well as human rights groups, community organizers and lawyers who are challenging the Bush Administration's policies.
A Fear of Danger (tags)
Magic City Morning Star's William Calhoun put it succinctly in his article of Jan 26/07 when he wrote, "I think you get the idea. We are under attack."
Uncontrolled Executive (tags)
the welfare state is exposed to serious shocks. Working life is essentially changed. The welfare state protects from the injustice of the free market and creates an identity for those who must claim its benefits.
Peace Plane flies to Grammy Awards with message "Bring Our Troops Home Now" (tags)
A small group of members from Democracy for America Miami and Miami Veterans for Peace have come up with a novel approach to broadcasting a message to end the occupation of Iraq: an aerial banner that reads, "Bring Our Troops Home Now". These two groups decided to first try their idea at this year's Super Bowl in Miami, but bad weather prevented the plane from taking off. Now the organizers have turned their attention to this Sunday's Grammy Awards, which will be in Los Angeles. A plane has been leased to fly the same message over the Staples Center where the Grammys are taking place.
Bush's Megalomania (tags)
What some called good flowed into chaos.. You wil know them by their fruits. Not even the Pentagon doubts that the fruits of Americans in Baghdad stink.
The Welfare State and Democracy (tags)
The German presidential cabinets following the Mueller government cut the basic social rights of employees and unemployed at a breakneck speed and dismantled the welfare state and democracy.
Philippine NSA Gonzales wants House leftists labeled Reds (tags)
While other thought the Cold War was over. for National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales, his crusade against communism is on a high gear! Gonzales is proposing to “label” left-leaning party-list candidates as communists to caution voters, particularly soldiers and policemen, against voting what he calls democracy’s enemies into the halls of Congress. Anakpawis party-list Rep. Crispin Beltran, who has been in jail for the last ten months, yesterday scored Gonzales for warning that leftist provocateurs were out to sabotage today’s anti-Charter change rally at the Rizal Park.
Wake-up Call (tags)
If after comparing actual events with posturing and rhetoric you conclude that Western governments serve minority corporate interests rather than the interests of the people, you would have discovered the lie that is democracy. You may also be surprised to discover that the majority of people who live in so-called democratic societies are actually compliant slaves! Governments that are SUBJECT to the rule of minority Corporate/Financial elites could hardly be expected to serve the interests of the majority if their masters specialise in inequity, disparity and the concentration of wealth in the fewest possibly hands. The appropriate response to any politician who states they are serving the interests of democracy, liberty or the people should therefore be, LIAR – unless of course you belong to the category of mindless slaves referred to above!
Hacking democracy (tags)
This documentary will air Nov 2 in US. Electronic voting machines count about 87% of the votes cast in America today. But are they reliable? .... The timely, cautionary documentary HACKING DEMOCRACY exposes gaping holes in the security of America's electronic voting system.
Afghanistan After Democracy: the untold story through photographic images (tags)
Afghanistan after democracy: the untold story through photographic images" is the story of suffering of the Afghan people. This book exposes the lies of the Bush administration about the post-Taliban Afghanistan, and the disaster brought upon Afghanistan by the United States of America and her allies. It exposes democracy as the buzz word for the neocolonial adventure of the US. The claims of reconstruction in Afghanistan is nothing but a total fraud. It exposes the failure of the US government at all levels in Afghanistan. Finally, it exposes the genocide committed by the US government through the use of uranium weapons and the consequences of these weapons of mass destruction particularly congenital deformities. Large percentage of the earning from this book would be spent toward projects in Afghanistan. Particularly, my hope is to build a women-children hospital with an adjacent research facility.
Mixed Bag (tags)
War is the Answer (Ode to ‘democracy’)
Give me your poor, your tired, your hungry,
I’ll piss on ‘em, rape, and kill ‘em
That’s what your statutes of bigotry mean.
Bomb ‘em back to the stone age
and devastate their lands is really what
your democracy means.
Bolivia's Deposed President Three Years Later (tags)
Three years ago this week, on October 17, 2003, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada boarded a flight to Washington. For a month, Bolivia had been exploding in protest against Sánchez de Lozada's plans to export bargain-priced Bolivian gas through Chile and onward to California. Troops under presidential orders to stop those protests killed at least sixty people and left hundreds of others wounded. Today the ex-president lives peacefully in Maryland.
democracy- bullshit since day 1 (tags)
pride makes retarded assholes of us all
THOM HARTMANN'S NEW BOOK - SCREWED: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST THE MIDDLE CLASS (tags)
HOW DEMOCRACY AND THE MIDDLE CLASS ARE BEING DESTROYED
Double Standards of Morality: The Age of Terror (tags)
This reluctance to confront unpleasant truths diminishes the reader or viewer for whom Middle East reporting in the US media is almost incomprehensible to anyone who does not know the region. It also has its trickle-down effects even in theatres, universities and schools in America. The case of the play about Rachel Corrie--the young US activist twice run over by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes--taken off the New York stage was one of the more deplorable of these. I was also surprised in the Bronx to find that Fieldston, a private school in Riverdale--was forced to cancel a college meeting with two Palestinian lecturers when parents objected to the absence of an Israeli on the panel. The fact that Israeli speakers were to be invited later made no difference. The school's principal later announced that the meeting would "not be appropriate given t! he sensitivity and complexity of the issue". Complex problems are supposed to be explained. But this could not be explained because, well, it was too complex and--the truth--would upset the usual Israeli lobbyists.
enemies of democracy (tags)
Manipulation of media and elections by Big Corporations.
Creditor instead of Citizen (tags)
Do the capital markets undermine democracy?
A Winnable “War” (tags)
Rank capitalism the best bet for Iraq and America’s future
California Election Protection Volunteers Needed (tags)
As you're probably aware, voting rights are still under attack, and we need your help more than ever this year. Many states experienced widespread voter suppression problems in 2004 -- and another election of national significance is just around the corner on November 7.
Political Corruption in Israel (tags)
HAD HAMLET been a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, he might now declare: "Something is rotten in the State of Israel!"
chains for cheeny movement (tags)
operation restore democracy usa chains for cheeny movement as of now i wish to accuse the president of the united states george bush as well as the vice president dick cheeny of treason against the usa and it's citizens. I want to confront them in a public forum face to face in whatever constitutinal manner permited to defend these acusations, and as quickly as the constitution permits.
HUGO CHAVEZ'S NEW WORLD VISION (tags)
THE SPIRIT OF THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION
A COURAGEOUS MAN SPEAKS OUT - HUGO CHAVEZ WAS IN RARE FORM AT THE UN (tags)
HUGO CHAVEZ'S TOUR DE FORCE AT THE UN
Bush-Cheney Hit with “Mock” Guilty Verdicts for War Crimes (tags)
It was appropriate that the “Guilty” verdicts against the Bush-Cheney Gang for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity were announced at “Camp Democracy,” on the National Mall. On Sept. 13, 2006, Ann Wright, an ex-U.S. diplomat, read the “mock” verdicts. She was also one of the five jurists who heard the evidence compiled by the Bush Crimes Commission.
Camp Democracy - This is it (tags)
This is our opportunity to do what the citizens of the Ukraine, of Mexico, and of other countries do when their democracies are taken from them. This is our chance to say, "Enough is enough!"
Why Democracies evolve into Dictatorships (tags)
It took only six years with Bush Jr. as President to give birth to a new generation of radical political activists, journalists, and commentators, whose main concerns are subjecting the insane policies of the President to exposure and condemnation; this, it seems, constitutes the foundation for nearly the entire realm of real political opposition in the U.S. The strategy here is limited to educating people about the destructive policies of the Republicans and hoping that in response, a protest or political movement will evolve powerful enough to either reform or displace those in power. Education of course, is absolutely crucial in transforming any dissident organization into an entity capable of action and results. However, by focusing only on the policies of the Republicans, without explaining the larger framework from whence they came, political education is greatly hindered, limiting the potential for effective action.
Conyers Releases Massive New Report on Bush-Cheney Crimes (tags)
By David Swanson
Israel, Lebanon, Palestinian Conflict (tags)
Public Education Campaigns in Israel are vitally needed to educate the Israeli Public to (1) the illusory threat of a free and independent Palestine, indeed how this would benefit Israel, and (2) the stain left on the Jewish heritage and soul of Israel by such aggression.
"Repairing Democracy" talk @ LA Greens, J19 (tags)
Dr. Forrest Hill, Green Party Candidate for Secretary of State, will present his vision for the type of election system we need to enact here in California to ensure full representation of all citizens.
Russian President Putin teaches George Bush a few things about democracy (tags)
Russian President Vladimir Putin: "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, I will tell you quite honestly."
Using American tax dollars to overthrow foreign governments under the guise of "democ (tags)
Foreign governments complain that these democracy-building groups maneuver behind the scenes to help destabilize and topple their governments, including in countries where the official U.S. policy has been to work through diplomatic channels with those same governments.
The Second American Revolution : Revolutionary Proverbs (tags)
A short collection of proverbs
Sec. of State candidate Dr. Forrest Hill at LA Greens, July 19 (tags)
The focus of Dr. Hill's talk will be our broken two-party election system and what we need to do to reclaim our democracy. He will discuss how corporate money and our winner-take-all voting system not only disenfranchises millions of voters, but is instrumental in usurping the social movements in this country (such as the immigrant rights and peace movements).
Camejo pushing for three way debate, not multi-party democracy (tags)
Green Party Gov. candidate Peter Camejo is appealing for funds to air TV ads to raise his profile and get himself into the 'debates' with Gropenator and Angelides. But there seems to be no effort to link the call for his inclusion with the right of the candidates of the other three ballot qualified parties to also be included.
Bring the Troops Home FAST! 3,000 Join Sheehan in a Fast (tags)
3,000 people from all over the world have joined Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink in a fast to bring the troops home "FAST".
Peak Oil and Politics (tags)
Among the many shouts of warning from environmentalists about global catastrophes, ‘Peak Oil’ stands out as the newest and most imminent. The issue has gained special acceptance from different sections of the left, who have chosen it as their primary concern – aside from of course, defeating Bush. Peak Oil and other environmental issues, such as global warming, have created important political questions that need to be addressed; the following is an attempt to analyze the different political considerations that arise when one discusses the topic of Peak Oil.
Willy Brandt's Norwegian Exile (tags)
Willy Brandt warned against identifying National Socialism with the people of Germany. "Hitler is not Germany" was an article from September 1938.. "Socialism must be built on freedom and democracy if it deserves its name."
Democracy and its Despisers (tags)
Characteristics earlier ascribed to totalitarianism like control of the whole social life by the state could now be considered typical for modern democracies.. The whole dfemocratic life degenerates to a kind of market.
Killing season in the Philippines (tags)
The escalating repression taking place now in the Philippines is no coincidence. Twenty years since the end of the dictatorship and three "people's power" uprisings later, Philippine society is hugely polarized.
Break the Neoliberal Hegemony! (tags)
This call to a new LEFT party in Germany could give hope to all who yearn for social justice and structural/systemic corrections. While corporate profits and assets incomes set new records, wages, unemployment benefits and pensions are cut.
Multi-Party Progressive Slate for California (tags)
The Green Party and California Peace and Freedom Parties have each fielded a full slate of candidates for statewide office in the Nov. 2006 General Election. Following is a list that should be considered in the interest of building a true multi-party democracy.
Hundreds of Thousands in NY City March Against the War (tags)
AGAIN, corporate media ignores a massive war protest. Hundreds of thousands protested immigration laws, and the corporate media had helicoptors in several cities giving hourly updates to these demonstrations. But two days earlier on April 29 hundreds of thousands of people in the streets of New York City protesting the war in Iraq were given a ten second soundbite of the podium where Cyndee Sheehan and Rev. Jackson stood.
Shameless Commerce: US Policy Towards China and Taiwan (tags)
Bush’s passion for “exporting democracy” doesn’t apply where U.S. corporations think there’s money to be made in a repressive dictatorship.
COMMENTS ON NOAM CHOMSKY'S NEW BOOK - FAILED STATES (tags)
CHOMSKY SHOWS HOW THE US HAS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A FAILED STATE
Mexican Concentration Camps (tags)
How will the American government deport 4 million illegal immigrants?
A MOM'S FYI: "How to Impeach George W. Bush"...by Tom Delay, et al. (tags)
DESTRUCTION OF BRITISH DEMOCRACY (tags)
BRITISH DEMOCRACY is being destroyed by a TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIP The BRITISH people are in peril
New American Org. Appeals to World to Help Save Democracy in the U.S. (tags)
If groups like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) use American government money—and a big dose of hypocrisy—to subvert democracy abroad, the International Endowment for Democracy (IED) hopes to use foreign monies to help build a real democracy in the country that needs it most, the U.S.A.
A Model Democracy is not Emerging in Iraq (tags)
The Bush administration pulled a bit of a bait and switch because the other rationales - WMDs and terrorism - have disappeared. By the time of Bush's second inaugural, the democracy justification was the only one left.
After the Fiasco (tags)
Iran's strategic position today is better than ever. The EU was the first to feel this. America now feels this and wisely renounces on military strikes.. What lessons must America draw from this strategic fiasco?
WHAT IS ANARCHISM? (tags)
General Michel Aoun to ‘Monday Morning’: (tags)
He has the gift of facilitating matters. With him formalities and ceremonial go by the board. The conversation is quickly under way with the “General” at his residence in Rabiyé, which was thronged with young people and retired Army officers who remain devoted to him. There, one found those who had remained faithful to him, who had waited patiently for 15 years for his return from exile. I saw myself propelled back 16 years to Baabda Palace, with the same images and sensations. But that was another time and place. The general himself seemed unchanged: as feisty as ever, the eternal resistance fighter. He has changed in one way, as he himself said: he has learned to be patient, to move slowly, which for him, unfortunately, is a waste of time. He has great aspirations for Lebanon, which still has much to learn in terms of democracy, human rights and the building of nations.
To bury the truth, GMA killed Philippine democracy (tags)
25 February 2006 AKBAYAN Party today denounced anew GMA's declaration of a State of National Emergency, saying that the draconian measures that the government imposed yesterday completely exposed the despotic inclinations of the ruling regime. "Yesterday's events were the last of the jigsaw pieces that revealed in full GMA's intention to rule the country through a dictatorship. What she has done is an insult not only to the millions of Filipinos who risked their lives to peacefully dismantle the Marcos dictatorship, but also to a world that was moved and inspired by the strength of our love for democracy and freedom. The dark days of Martial Law have been resurrected and they will haunt us as long as President GMA is in power and as long as systemic changes and democratic reforms are not in place," AKBAYAN Rep. Mayong Aguja said. "Just so she could evade the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy, the President is willing to destroy the already shaky democratic structures of the country."
Washingtons bigges’t enemy is “the truth” (tags)
Hidden inside american english is another language also called english. Now it is also called plain english but known as hard truth and it is difficult for some to understand.
Good Girl Rice, Bad Boy Chavez? (tags)
Ms. Rice calls for a United Front against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Why? What ar the objectives behind such a move? We look at it from a both, Latin (in this case Brazilian) and U.S., American persepective.
Americas latest revelation (tags)
Hidden inside american english is another language also called english And although it sounds just like english it is not, it may be called broken English Or street language.Now this english cannot be seen unless you look very close and goes right over our leaders heads, they do not know it.
Two-Camp Theory (tags)
George Bush's speech on the State of the Nation justifies a world war.. The empire makes clear that games of hide-and-seek are not necessary.
Che Clooney (tags)
Che Clooney is
Revolutionary Options in a Non-revolutionary Country (tags)
Before It's Too Late...
Media under Military Control (tags)
The US buys journalists and dares to speak of freedom of the press. The gap between theory and praxis could hardly be greater.
On Ecological Utopias (tags)
The total commercialization of the world has triumphed..A dynamic of growth withdrawal could be initiated through a few simple measures..Internalizing costs would drastically change our societies..Democratic local initiatives are realistic.
What Democracy, Exactly, Are We Exporting? Let's Hope It's Not Ours (tags)
Long ago, the US stopped making things, and that was it for exporting stuff like TVs, cars, etc. Then America starting outsourcing services, so instead of exporting things like accounting or customer service, we import them. Now Bush says we’re exporting democracy, but if we don’t practice it at home, how can we hope to do that either?
The Fifth Branch (tags)
The fianncial markets, the fifth branch, are probably the most important markets today. Many remain excluded from this time- and space compression. Most people are barred from the advantages of globalization like greater mobility and improved communication
Introducing Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed, #60 (tags)
Every time an anarchist says, “I believe in democracy,” there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
(from MD's Democracy)
Global Capitalism: the Scourge of Democracy (tags)
global capitalism is an economic Colt 45 for the times
Kerry says 2004 election was stolen (tags)
Mark Crispin Miller said Senator John Kerry told him recently that he believes the 2004 presidential election was stolen.
Email Campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)
Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)
Why Democrats Support the War (tags)
Some people remain mystified as to why Hillary Clinton and other Democratic members of Congress have supported the invasion and occupation of Iraq. What’s the mystery?
The New Haitian Revolution: Resistance to U.S. & U.N. Occupation (tags)
". . . Why Haiti has been persecuted for the last 200 years? Because it is an affront to the colonial powers to have slaves rise up and defeat them. It is a bad example. [Applause.] There are a lot of lessons to be learned, and they don't want it ever to happen again. [Applause continues.]" -- Margaret Prescod, Pacifica Radio
preliminary comments re Venezuela (tags)
included are some preliminary comments concerning Venezuela
Who Creates Values? (tags)
"Unfortunately some market fundamentalists are at work in the EU who denounce every-thing the state does to protect public goods as distortion of competition.. The globalized market shatters balance of public & private.."
Corrupt Canadian Elections (tags)
This is how the NWO Globalists have been able to put their people into key government positions
The Ultimate Oxymoron (tags)
"Since a capitalist democracy is a democracy of capital, `the people' simply don't count.."
Protest the Annual World Bank and IMF meetings::Call for Direct Action::Sept. 23-25, 2005 (tags)
Join us and the millions around the world dedicated to a world where development, security, and democracy are no longer tools of rhetoric employed by the World Bank, the IMF, and the U.S. government but are realities in the lives of all. Come to Washington DC September 23-25th for a weekend of spirited action to shake the pillars of empire!
The New Haitian Revolution: Resisting U.S. and U.N. Occupation (tags)
Reaching out for accurate news of Haiti, several hundred people, a majority representing the Black community and other communities of color in Los Angeles, took part in a public meeting June 16th at Holman United Methodist Church on the crisis in Haiti.
Protest the Annual World Bank and IMF Meetings Sept. 23-25, 2005 Washington DC (tags)
Block the Bank! Fight the Fund! Reclaim Our Communities! Confront Economic Violence and Corporate Capitalism during the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings September 23-25, 2005 :: Washington DC :: Call for DIRECT ACTION
Populist #7 (tags)
Constitutional Democracy as a Protection against Internal Hostilities - continued
Theses on Domination and Barbarism (tags)
"The policy of scapegoats in Germany and elsewhere devours the liberal foundations of society little by little and produces tears in the fundamentals of demcoracy.. A counterpart could be a new social contract for the 21st century.."
U.S. Congress Increases Backing for Haiti Coup Regime (tags)
Haiti: U.S. Subcommittee passes bill to recruit and deploy U.S. citizens in support of Dictatorship
Reflections on Socialism (tags)
The main political task at this moment is to assemble the necessary social forces to defeat Bush and his counterparts in Congress and elsewhere.
Venezuela from below - voice of the rank and file (tags)
Virtual Citizens, Virtual Government, Real Troubles (tags)
With Republicans admitting that the White House isn’t governing—just campaigning—we need to face the truth: We have a virtual government, a virtual opposition, virtual citizens and, in the end, a virtual democracy. Our problems, though—war, poverty, AIDS, global warming, etc.—are all too real. ---------
America against Washington (tags)
The Organization of American States rejected the US proposal. The "principle of non-intervention" was affirmed, not "supervision of democracy."
Populist #5 (tags)
The Subject of National Security, continued
Zero Hour in Bolivia: What to Watch for Today (tags)
Today, the ghosts of Bolivia’s 180 years of simulated democracy will haunt the empty halls of the Bolivian Congress in La Paz at 10:30 a.m. as the Senators and Deputies of the disgraced official parties convene 740 kilometers away, in Sucre, to sign a death warrant on a nation’s hopes for authentic democracy.
Help Protect Your Journalists at an Hour of Moral Crisis (tags)
"This is an hour of moral crisis from Bolivia to the Border. Our journalists – your journalists – at Narco News are in the line of fire. Yet they are there, at the front, with smiles on their faces and a passion for reporting the truth in their hearts. I know you agree, as we do, with the philosopher Dante Alighieri when he wrote: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.” Today I plead with you to not be neutral at this hour when authentic democracy and Authentic Journalism in Latin America are flexing their muscles at the very moment when the powers long accustomed to imposing their will on our América are losing their grip: No one is more dangerous than a tyrant when he realizes that the jig is up. And that makes this very hopeful moment also a precarious one."
The New Inequality Machine (tags)
From the middle of the seventies, the interest rates exceeded the real growth rates. This made it even more attractive for owners of capital to invest their money in the financial markets rather than the real economy.
Populist #4 (tags)
The Subject of National Security, continued
JOIN Venezuela News & Action, a free weekly bulletin on Venezuelan democracy. (tags)
You can help support Venezuelan sovereignty and stay on top of the latest political events with our concise, once-weekly electronic bulletin.
Join Venezuela News & Action, a free weekly bulletin on Venezuelan democracy. (tags)
Join Venezuela News & Action, a free weekly bulletin on Venezuelan democracy.
Blinded by America (tags)
It's far more important for us to criticize ourselves than it is to criticize others. If we want to promote democracy, freedom and peace, we should ensure that our words match our deeds-anything else is complete hypocrisy.
Bush's democratic rhetoric sets the middle east on fire (tags)
Battling the windmills while Iraq burns By RAMZY BAROUD Special to The Japan Times DOHA, Qatar -- Cast aside the nonsensical rhetoric about U.S. President George W. Bush's ostensibly successful efforts to bolster democratic tendencies "sweeping" the Middle East, and you'll discover that the facts are not so rosy, with Iraq remaining the most horrific reminder. Bush seems to reside over an entirely different world reality when he adamantly presents himself as a visionary whose uppermost concerns are freedom and democracy worldwide, with due emphasis on the Middle East.
Dear handicapped Friend! (tags)
Bringing 'US Democracy': the DREAD WEAPON SYSTEM: Devastating, Jam Proof, and Silent - No heat, no recoil, no sound, no gunpowder, no flash - just 120,000 rounds per minute of pulverizing (democracy) power.
Populist #3 (tags)
The Subject of National Security, continued read previous papers here: http://www.populistamerica.com/the_populist_papers
Freedom according to the Stock Market (Gunter Grass) (tags)
"Our freely elected delegates are not free int heir decisions..Profit maximization is passed off as a basic value instead of the social obligation of property..Democracy perishes, not the state.."
BTL:Rushed through Congress, Real ID Act Legislation Threatens Privacy Rights (tags)
Interview with Ari Schwartz, associate director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Amy Goodman's 'Empire' (tags)
Amy Goodman didn't know if anyone was listening. It was the morning of September 11, 2001, and the host of the muckraking radio news program Democracy Now! was broadcasting from her studio in a converted firehouse just blocks from the World Trade Center. She was hunched over her microphone, intent on painting an audio portrait of the "horrific scene of explosions and fires," but the truth was she didn't know if anyone could hear her.
Populist #2 (tags)
The Necessity of Constitutional Democracy to our Security
Bush Concealing Imperialist Goals Behind Democratic Rhetoric (tags)
Webster's defines euphemeism as the substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered offensive..Capitlaism has little to do with democracy or freedom or liberty.
Condoleezza Rice Insists on Interference Positions in Latin America (tags)
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice insists on interference and interventionist policies of the George W. Bush administration in Latin America
DOUBLEVISIONARY HISTORIAN ZINN CLOUDS POLITICS (tags)
Education reform must begin at the top and the first thing I would do is get Howard Zinn a new pair of glasses and a dictionary. Surely his Microsoft collegiate dictionary is infected with a virus which caused him to forget that he knew what gasoline was back in WWII all on today's free broadcast of Democracy Now. (please forgive him. He is a senior citizen.)
With Gladys – We’ll win a thousand times (tags)
SANTIAGO, Chile — It was with a heavy heart that I arrived in Chile. Compañera Gladys Marin, president of the Communist Party of Chile (CPC), had died March 6 of a brain tumor. She was 63. Communist and workers party representatives came from around the world to pay tribute to this revolutionary heroine. My party — the Communist Party USA — asked me to represent it at Marin’s funeral.
Populist #1 (tags)
Introduction - the Necessity of Democracy to Our Prosperity
CSN's John Patrick updates on China, media criticism (tags)
CSN's John Patrick updates on China, media criticism
George Bush is a murderer! (tags)
Lizard loyalist GW Bush and skull and bones homo erect this, is a terrorist and should be shot on site going by the laws and edicts written up since his 911 mass a cure...
Thurs. 3/31: Pablo Paredes & Javier Couso Join Amy Goodman Live in LA (tags)
Javier Couso Joins Amy Goodman Live in LA Brother of Jose Couso, the Spanish cameraman killed when a US military tank fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad nearly two years ago. Javier is in the United States to call for an independent investigation into the death of his brother and the prosecution of those responsible.
Thurs. 3/31 7pm: Brother of Slain Spanish Journalist Jose Couso Joins Amy Goodman in LA (tags)
An Evening with Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist, host of Democracy Now! and author of the best-selling book, The Exception to the Rulers. Joined by Javier Cosou, brother of Spanish Journalist killed at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq
Bush Sketches 'Wing-Clipping' Scenario for Syria's Exit from Lebanon (tags)
President Bush has sketched a wing-clipping scenario for Syria's exit from Lebanon, asserting that its intelligence organizations should no longer be allowed to influence government functions in Beirut and insisting the withdrawal should be completed before the spring elections for a new Lebanese parliament.
BTL:Critics Challenge White House Claims that Iraq War Responsible for... (tags)
...Tentative Moves Toward Middle East Democracy ~ Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
From Democracy to Omniocracy (tags)
Shouldn't we consider a move away from Democracy – which is really just a rule by the elite (humans) – to an Omniocracy (a government of, by and for all living beings)?
HUMAN SUFFRAGE (tags)
The illegal, undocumented, alien community, as defined by America, is persecuted as if they were the political lepers of our country. The inalienable right to vote unequivocally belongs to the people that live, work, and pay taxes where they raise families.
That is what democracy looks like! (tags)
A really good blog on the Democracy of South America!
Open Letter to the People of the United States (tags)
We are seeking that you get your leaders to stop financing our sufferings, the demise of our efforts toward democracy and the atrocities being committed against our underprivileged citizens of Cité Soleil, La Saline, Bélair etc.
Urgent Haiti Action (tags)
Joined by community-based activists to mark the one year anniversary of the US backed coup and occupation of Haiti, Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke at a Press Conference to express her concerns and outrage at the continued human rights abuses in Haiti and to demand the return of democracy to Haiti.
"The US is Stuck in Quicksand": Arundhati Roy (tags)
This interview was given at the 2004 World Social Forum in Mumbia, India.
Progressive Film Festival - Long Beach (tags)
The CSULB Campus Progressives present three free screenings of progressive films at the Beach Auditorium, Mondays at 5-7pm: Feb. 28th, Mar. 7th, and Mar. 14th.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/25/05 ¡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. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Germany, Russia, and Cuba.
False Pride of the "Super Outlaw State" (tags)
"Although few Americans realize that their country was the first to commit genocide, ethnic cleansing and use forced death marches, these historical facts didn't escape the Third Reich and Adolph Hitler. He admired the American government for their efficiency"
LawSuit to e-Vict Secret Vote Counting & Hasten Death of DRE'$ (tags)
DemocracyRE'scue - LawSuit to e-Vict Corp.TresPassers, Secret Vote Counting & Hasten Death of DRE'$ - CounTy, by CounTy by financiaLLy-$trapped COUNTy, to $ave moNeY, proTecT the Future and purrCHASE FREEd-ohmm! The man who knows what Freedom means will find a way to be FREE. e-Voting = e -VictSHUN. When it comes to something as fundamental as democracy, the government lacks the power, through contract, to cede that power of vote counting in a democracy to a multinational corporation or to any individual to operate in secret, because vote counting is a Public democratic Right. It is a Public Right for which the government has literally never been GIVEN the power to give away. The government, Plainly and Simply, combined with ALL of the world's corporations, UTTERLY LACK THE POWER to Privatize Our Votes. We ought not legitimize that privatization in ANY way by assuming it has any validity, because it is Void Ab Initio (from the beginning). Most importantly, (to put it plainly but crudely) WE DON'T NEED TO PROVE SHIT, THE VOTING MACHINE COMPANIES MUST SIMPLY GET THE HELL OUT of our democracy. Period. UNPRECENDENTED in American history for government to claim, assume THE Inalienable rights to rig, run, ruin and OWN YOUR LIFE! and help dig your grave , how are you and WE going to rescue our country and humanity from this dangerous abyss? Lets get real and ON THE BALL, pick it up a notch, for..., We have lost the ability to replace our government by the ballot box, (our creation) claims they don't need The people's consent anymore. We must talk and act on this affront DAILY. Lawyers have few higher callings than bringing the people together to discuss democracy. What happened to the AmeriCaN Dream? SORRY-thats classified. ReVeal NOT CONceal, People~over~Profit$, The Right OR Civil RIGHTS? DRE'$ = Democracy Reduction EnTiTies. Secret Vote Counting Delays OUR Dreams. ##############################
Demonocracy Phantom (tags)
A top investigative story by M.A.Hussain
The world-renowned investigative journalist Mr. M.A.Hussian reports on a clandestine American virtual machine code named “Demonocracy Phantom”, master minded by a special wing of C.I.A namely SOSO (Special officer’s Secret Operations). The phantom is the brainchild of the best of “the American brains”. However the investigation reveals that “the best American brains” is actually “the brain drain” of other nations who have served phantom for whole of their lives. The investigation also says that the rumour that most of the Americans are idiots and morally bankrupt does not seem to be untrue. Here is the report:
Democracy behind Tank Barricades (tags)
For Washington the elections in Iraq are a milestone on the way to freedom but for Iraqis they are another step into civil war.. Almost nothing has the same meaning for Iraqis and Americans..There is hardly a com-mon interest between liberator & liberated.
EAST AND WEST PALESTINE, AND ISRAEL? (tags)
Given Israeli Prime Minister Sharon's continued persistence to carry out his Gaza Disengagement Plan, Condoleeza Rice's recent statements and renewed American involvement, and the recent Sharm el-Sheikh cease-fire agreement, it's now more important than ever to think seriously about the "real" viability (or not) of a territorially divided Palestinian state.
World Conscience as a Superpower (tags)
A revolution in thinking against mechanical models of action and knowledge has occurred in the past 30 years..The new thinking about knowledge and society understands non-linear, non-instrumental and non-rational dimensions.
Freedom and Democracy (tags)
Bush jr begins his second term between fantasy and reality6. More wars threaten instead of freedom and democracy.. Permanent war also prevailed in "1984". The "Ministry for Truth" was responsible for propaganda lies and torture.
Iragi Elections: The calm before the storm (tags)
In Defence of Marxism
Democracy in America: Tocqueville (tags)
Despotism of the majority appeared in the two-party system from the start.. Under the flag of sovereignty of the people, the majority become a silenced degraded mass.. In democracy, people become increasingly equal; in industry, people become unequal.
Amy Goodman Interviews Gore Vidal (tags)
GORE VIDAL: I don't see much future for the United States, and I put it on economic grounds. Forget moral grounds. We're far beyond any known morality, and we are embarked upon a kind of war against the rest of the world. I think that the thing that will save us, and it will probably come pretty fast, when they start monkeying around with Social Security, that will cause unrest. Meanwhile, the costs of the wars the cost of rebuilding the cities immediately after we knock them down
The Age of PsyOps: 911 and Bush's Second Inauguration (tags)
Loughrey argues that the US national media is employing PsyOps to control the general population.
Venezuela in the Spotlight: Lou Dobbs Show (tags)
May the new year be full of surprises! May we finally put the horse before the cart and mend our own pockets before falling to the destructive myths of unilateralism and offensive self-defense! Clif Ross is a Bay Area activist who was recently in Venezuela.
Protest Brazil Consulate in Los Angeles- Stop Attacks on Haitians! - Feb 18th, 2005 (tags)
Feb 18th, 2005- 10am-5pm Brazilian Consulate 8484 Wilshire Blvd. 711 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
The Donkey that Refused to Kick (tags)
Had Kerry called for a new election, his huge base would have followed him. The democratic nominee for president never seems capable of this righteous chutzpah. It's too bad there's not a donkey around who can kick anymore.
Eternal Vigilance WATCH: Will Senators Hastily Sanction Illegal Votes? (tags)
Eternal Vigilance WATCH: Will Senators Hastily Sanction Illegal Votes?
Must! Do NOW !-1 Focus 1 Mission 1 Goal 1 RESULT=NewVote by J20 (tags)
HOW DARE THEE? Democracy IS Deliberatley Criminally, Hastily being frog-marched to the GallOWs. Adding insult to injury it's Horribly OutRageous that, Insidiously it is and OFFICIAL State-Secret! The powers that be have coldly calculated that America and Americans will lie to themselves, tell themselves lies and Live with a Lie. For the most part they may be right, many are physically & emotionally energy-sapped, distracted, conTrolled, apathetic, demoralized and even Zombified. Many millions though, are ascending to that MounTain Top where the view is so grand, omnicient and the scent wafting from the grounds of our election system, smells FOUL with falseness, fraud and an unholy alliance of corporations, judges and elected? officials AND money twisting, unsportsmanlike a process requiring fairness, transparency, integrity into an abomination- a crime syndicate having undue control of the Public and Human right to Vote. The basic Way to petition Our Servant, elected governments, for a redress of grievances. This Liberty Lover has written a Paul Revere-esque chain letter, a powerful invocation to Clot the Bleeding Wound inflicted by a felonius assault on Democracy. We will NOT or canNot Live within a comfortable, despicable LIE. If you say it's crazy to expect a NewVote, take your lazy negativeness over to Ukraine, the real loser over there needs supprters. You know whats crazy, Bush's approval rating hac been at 48%-for months, 50% of 118million voters is 59mil, partisan claims of 60.7mil are being bandied about in the cuckoos-nest money-motivated manipulated Media.48% =56.6mil! It's ENABLING to Allow the habitual theft to happen over and over. Whats really crazy is snuffing out the life of an 180-pound Human with a 500-pound missile! (excerpt); America faces an apocalyptic moment. On November 2nd, at least thirty three million Americans (John Conyers estimates more than half of all who voted) lost their right to vote; their votes are indeterminate since they cannot be verified by hand count! This is an amazing and historically disastrous fact! Most of us were forced to vote on computers lacking paper evidence of who we voted for. Can any election be more than a sham under such a condition? Even worse, our votes could have been secretly and invisibly changed to favor George Bush or other Republican congressional candidates by the Republican owned business entities that secretly counted them. And all this after publicly promising their Republican associates they'd win! The bottom line: we really cannot know which Congressman, Senator or President was actually elected on November 2, for the vote-counting was able to be secretly and privately manipulated and then blocked from audit because there were no paper trails required. Thus, the entire national election of November 2 was fundamentally and uncorrectably flawed! Below is a letter I'm sending to one hundred non-profit organizations who represent the best of America's thinkers and doers. I'm asking them to be the Paul Reveres of this country and save us from the corporations now in control attempting to turn America into the largest, most powerful fascist nation the world has ever experienced. The American people don't want that. They abhor it and won't stand for it. I urge each of you to spread this letter as far and as wide as you can. It is a matter of life and death. The life of a democracy that began the 4th of July 1776 but which will die on January 20th 2005 unless we demand and achieve a new, honest election before that date. The People are Coming! The People are Caring! The People are CaaaaRRRinG! LET FREEDOM RING! Let My People GO! *****
HELP! EveryDay AmeriCAN Heroes URgently Needed for Duty-Defending a Just Future... (tags)
...& Constitutional Self-GOvernance ---TIME for All Concerned Citizens to report for Historic Duty and STAND Up with courageous resolve-For We are on-the-cusp of redemption, my friends!Ballots? SchMallots! We NEED to Vote NOW, with our voices, eyes,ears and feet in this New Year. Get Ready for 1/3/05 to 1/6/05 Join in this dynamic FLASH! SmartMob MoveMent in spirited Defense of genuine Representative Democracy. The Law, the Future, common sense and decency are ON Our Side and The PeopleUnited in exciting solidarity are ready to BRING IT ON!, to those who corrupt, disparage and mock our Right to free, fair and VALID Elections. Either- ticket or the media is not authorized to accept it on the people's behalf if it does not follow clean worldwide standards,a studied, honest legal assesment shows 2004 to be suspect, questionable frustratingly problematic in its planning, conduct and now-audit. Since the CorpMedia has almost zilch credibility as an objective news source it is the EveryDay People's duty to become and originate a New Medium which breathes life, rarified air into the communications sphere and DeCONtaminates the poisoned, polluted atmosphere of responsible public discourse. Conscientiously aimed at motivating, maturing and moving Consensus Reality Forward-closing the Wisdom Gap. Can't you see Boris, slyly grinnin',(the raw exit poll data withheld inside his overcoat) smacking his fist in his palm, threatening, "What part of, it's over, don't you understand?" With Abu Gharib, Gitmo ethos prevalent & lurking, the shameful media is acting much like an agressive interrogater, enforcer- foisting a fraudulent, sham election onto the MassPsyche, and to caring, FreeThinkers & justified Vote Defenders, akin to Psychological torture. First they tell us that it is the most important election in our lifetime, then Andrew Card nervously, unilaterally calls the election, in lieu of earned merit, for his boss. The media doesn't study it, analyize it, or do their job and in a concerted campaign, echo in unison-GET OVER IT. (remember Hussein capture? newspapers, websites, networks, punditz-LIKE A RAT,Like a Rat, like a rat) Who gives the orders for these negative thought-spores? THIS indocrination, chicanery, ridicule is obvious and THE ULTIMATE fear and hopeless-based trauma CONDITIONING TO MANUFACTURE ALIENATION and TIMID ACCEPTANCE FOR THE END OF DEMOCRACY. News org's spreading thought-viruses violate the BirthRight freedom- Cognitive Liberty and the sovereignity of individuals freedom to think independently, fairly, honestly as sentient agents SEEKING the promotion of The Good. Personally, I could give a hoot if the media doesn't care about their own credibility or respect Words=Conduits of Spirit, I know where to find solid information-but they are disturbing and stunting, brainwashing those who don't have time or strength to discover different solutions that shine light on hidden, nefarious motives, in effect selling short the Human Race, preventing wisdom, growth and Delaying the Rennaissance! Nevertheless, Intuition, word-of-mouth and heart-based gnosis IS very powerful and contagioUS and shall overcome, their adavantage of mass-produced reality bytes courtesy of Monopolies aggresively overwhelming dominance and destruction of sacred Nature- in all it's forms and favoring profit OVER people, machine OVER man, subterfuge OVER SunShine transparency- truly archaic modus-operandi for a successful species. This post shares recent tough essays, VoterGate2004 artifacts, documents and correspondence to emBOLDen and build your networks, flyers for historic rallies and Hands-to-Work-Hearts-to-God HOMEmade, protest=protect SIGNS* ENOUGH! No heavy-handed, top-down reality control can stop this beautiful calling-WE know what happened and we have to arREST this corruption-Democracy yearns to STAY UP past it's bedTIME!
Keep Those Cards and Letters Comin’, Folks (tags)
Is there any chance of preventing the hammering of the last nail into America’s coffin on Coronation (formerly Inauguration) Day? Yes, but all care must be administered to our critically ill nation ere January 6, or she’s a goner for good. For more details, read on.
Self-righteous U.S. should look at its own election (tags)
Hypocrisy R US.......Moi?.......Who, me?
BTL:Ohio's Official Presidential Election Results Challenged by Recount and... (tags)
...Lawsuit Filed in State Supreme Court ~ Interview with Cliff Arnebeck, lawyer representing the Alliance for Democracy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Unfounded Assumptions, Elections and Propaganda (tags)
One facet of corporate propaganda is the utilization of unfounded assumptions in an attempt to justify wars or other projects of the rich and powerful. Also, so-called free elections can be used to facilitate the corporate takeover and privatization of the economies of certain countries.
ERR Communique from the Cultural Front (tags)
The Ever Reviled Records Worker Collective is proud to announce the launching of our new website: another step in on our on going efforts to undermine capitalism and the state while building the counter-culture. We got our cyberspace guns loaded and ready to storm the internet front!
21st Century American Revolution (tags)
There will never be another free and fair election in America ever again if George Bush is inaugurated as the President of the United States on January 20th. 2005 or at least until there is a civil war restablishing an open democracy.
BTL:Inability to Recount Electronic Ballots, and... (tags)
...Other Irregularities Place Validity of 2004 Election in Question~Interview with Ronnie Dugger, co-founder of the Alliance for Democracy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Preparing for a Crooked Election: Angst for Nothin’ (tags)
Question: What good are democratic solutions if democracy no longer exists? Answer: Good question. For one writer’s take on this conundrum, read on.
2 + 2 = Five (tags)
There will never be another free and fair election in America ever again if George Bush is inaugurated as the President of the United States on January 20th. 2005 or at least until there is a civil war establishing an open democracy.
Building Bridges Radio - US Representatives Demand Election Irregularities Investigation (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Reports presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA WEB LINK BELOW
VOTER BILL OF RIGHTS (tags)
The Voter Bill of Rights is a list of 10 essential steps for improving our electoral system.
The Politics of Irrationality in its Second Term (tags)
Bush is not the problem but the symptom of a democracy that is gravely endangered.. Neoconservative men and women believe that the end justifies the means and the choice of political means does not ultimately concern the citizen at all.
MANY AMERICANS QUIETLY SUPPORT THE COURAGEOUS IRAQI RESISTANCE! (tags)
In the Oliver Stone Vietnam War movie "Platoon", one African American soldier says that, "The U.S. has been going around kicking everybody else's ass for so long, I know that it's about time that the U.S. got its *own* ass kicked." THAT TIME HAS COME AGAIN!!
Bush Regime Maintains Power Through Electoral Fraud (tags)
Whither Democracy In The United States?
GAY NATION (tags)
The Gay Nation must NUKE THE CLOSET: Come out and use our real names! We must unify the Gay Nation, the Youth Nation, and Anarchy into a single concept and campaign, to overthrow the dark age and launch the Age of Light!
It's Ugly Out There (tags)
"Of course you terrorist loving piece of garbage are supporting Kerry...pigs like you should be rounded up and deported back to where you came from." -- Why did James Zogby's (Arab-American) endorsement of Sen. Kerry unleash such venom? Because it was posted on a number of right-wing websites in a provocative manner, designed to produce anger.
Noam Chomsky and Marxism (tags)
Noam Chomsky and Marxism
Vote Bush ? Vote Kerry ? (tags)
To vote or not to vote ? Vote Bush or vote Kerry ?
Bush-Democracy: Problems with Afghanistan Elections (tags)
"Washable ink enabled the friends of US democracy in Afghanistan to manipulate the electionr esults according to their pleasure.. The Afghans fulfilled their election duty without having a serious choice.. Afghan democracy is approaching US conditions.."
I Was Arrested but the Real Crime is the Corporate Hijacking of Our Democracy (tags)
Every time I engage in non-violent civil disobedience against an oppressive government, I revel in the power that we the people actually have. If more people engaged in civil disobedience more often, we would change the oppressive power structure much more quickly. I have been charged with trespassing on private property and the failure to obey a reasonable order by the police. But you and I know that the real crime is the corporate hijacking of our democracy.
Take Back Democracy Film Festival (tags)
Northeast Neighbors for Peace & Justice presents The Take Back Democracy Film Festival: Five Fridays in October at Flor y Canto
SAT Sept 18 at 5PM: Cornel West LIVE in Hollywood (tags)
CORNEL WEST, professor of religion and African-American studies at Princeton University, West is a critic of culture, an advocate of social justice and an analyst of post-modern art and philosophy. He has written and co-authored numerous books on philosophy, race and sociology. His new book is Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism.
Lessons on democdracy from Bush? (tags)
Those with a sensitive gag reflex should probably avoid reading about George Bush’s criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposals to cut back on democracy in his country in the name of fighting terrorism.
This Is What Democracy Looks Like (tags)
American democracy is up off the canvas. Come November 2, it will knock the power punch-drunk Crawford Chump so far out of the ring, he won’t know what hit him. Copyright © 2004 Mark Drolette. All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.
He's no Hugo Chávez . . . (tags)
This month he did something no other US politician has dared to do, and took on the Anti-Defamation League, the organization which smears opponents of Israeli policy as anti-semites. He won't be elected in November, of course, but that's not the point. The point is that if you want to change a system, you have to start now, rather than in some endlessly deferred future. And the better Nader does, the faster the campaign for change will grow.
"Democratic Imperialism" (tags)
"Violent democracy expeditions are in diametrical opposition. The action of the US in Iraq cannot be legitimate and does not further democratization.."
America's Last War (tags)
Things are a bit trickier for our Texas-grown dictator, George W. Bush, burdened as he is by our annoying insistence on forcing him to run for the office he stole fair and square. Now that the invasion of Iraq has been universally acknowledged as an unjustifiable, counterproductive distraction from a war on terror that has yet to begin, Bush needs a still bigger war to distract us even more. Then, he figures, we'll forget about Iraq the way Iraq made us forget about Afghanistan. North Korea.
THIRD PARTY POLITICS (tags)
This article is about third party politics, and the role progressives, disgruntled, and discarded voters can play in stirring our country to greener pastures.
Phoenix/Tempe Presidential Debate - Call to Action (tags)
The attention of the world will focus on Phoenix, Arizona for the 3rd Presidential Debate on October 13th. We are using this opportunity to get our message heard.
A Tale of Two Kings (tags)
Colonialism changes form, but continues unabated as it has for over five hundred years. While reading King Leopold's Ghost, I was impressed by the similarity between the fabrications and lies Leopold used to justify his actions with those used by George W. Bush to justify the Iraq war. The economic motivation and incredible hypocrisy of both men are also similar.
Zionism as Jewish National Socialism (tags)
There is a law in Israel, passed in 1985, which forbids political parties to openly oppose the principle of a Jewish state. Neither are they allowed to work for a change of this principle through democratic means. A party so doing will be banned from elections to the Knesset. Democracy is thus denied to those citizens - even Jews - who wish to work within the parliamentary system towards replacing the Jewish state with a secular state which represents all its citizens' equal rights regardless of religion or ethnic origin.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/2/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.
Repost:Defend Grassroots Democracy in Venice (tags)
This was posted yesterday but inaccessible due to server overload(?). Election is today. Keep Venice cool. Vote today!
F911 Movie: Conyers Admits Congress Does Not Read Bills Before Voting (tags)
When you attend Fahrenheit 9/11, I hope you also shout out loud SHAME ON YOU when that good Democrat Rep Conyers admits that the House & Senate do not read most of the bills they vote on, including the fascist Patriot Act, a bill that would make Hitler proud.
Brave New World of Work: The Political Economy of Insecurity (tags)
"The utopia of the free market has an unintentional upshot: the Brazilianization of the West.. What is most remarkable is the new similarity of development profiles, the incursion of the precarious, intermittent, fluffy and unsanctioned in the Western bulwarks.."
Photoshop for Democracy (tags)
New and old media groups are using parody and Adobe Photoshop to mobilize young voters for the 2004 elections. Their message? "Let's have a good laugh at the powers that be, and let's work together to make America a better place."
Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington (tags)
Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington Lawmakers in both parties as well as some military leaders fear the occupation is heading for failure. Bush stands firm, but U.S. goals may be scaled back. By Doyle McManus Times Staff Writer May 23, 2004
As war's tab mounts, GOP questions strategy (tags)
"we need to restrain what are growing messianic instincts - a sort of global social engineering where the United States feels it is both entitled and obligated to promote democracy - by force if necessary" -- Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas
Announcing the SDAO! (tags)
The JPAO is an important anti-fascist operation of the Resistance. We seek total information awareness about the personal lives, purchases, relationships, entertainment interests, reading habits, and travels of each and every employee of DARPA. As the cutting edge of the fascist attack upon our rights and privacy, DARPA employees pose a significant risk to the safety of our democracy. It is our hope that total awareness of all details of the lives of all DARPA employees will aid in our patriotic task of keeping America safe for democracy
Behind the Scenes at “Democracy Now!” (tags)
Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Amy Goodman and David Goodman on “Uprising”, KPFK. Produced by Thatcher Collins. Monday, April 19th, 2004 KPFK studios, Los Angeles, CA. Subjects covered: Amy's early academic work, her approach to journalism, coverage of insiders turned dissidents, Mumia, Michael Moore, collectively run media, and sleeping.
We strongly doubt that building democracy in Iraq will rally America (tags)
In our annual forecast we stated that the election was Bush's to lose, and he is making an outstanding attempt to lose it. Why? Because he has needlessly adopted a two-tier policy: a complex and nearly hidden strategic plan and a superficial public presentation.
WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY KILLS TROOPS (tags)
William F. Buckley lied as usual, on the Dennis Miller Show on CNBC on my CATV system yesterday. He was trying to sell a book of lies about the Berlin Wall. The biggest whopper told was when he conceded to Dennis that WE WON THE COLD WAR. Nothing could be further from the truth.
WEDNES. 7 PM APRIL 21: Amy Goodman's 60 City Book Tour Hits LA (tags)
An Evening with Amy Goodman Host of Democracy Now! Presentations By Amy and her brother David Goodman with a Book Signing for their NEW Book The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them written by Amy Goodman acclaimed host of Pacifica Network’s Democracy Now! with David Goodman
Democracy Now! On-the-Gound Report on Aristide's Return to the Caribbea (tags)
Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman is accompanying a delegation to the Central African Republic today to report on Haitian President Jean Betrand Aristide's trip to Jamaica
Quote of the week from CSN (tags)
Quote of the week from CSN
Death Squads at work in Haiti (tags)
The photo shows the aftermath of the U.S. backed coup in Haiti. Now that the death squads have control over the island, they are free to do their dirty work while U.S. occupation troops look the other way. The photo taken on March 4th. shows two dead men, one with his hands bound behind his back, lying dumped along a road on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. U.S. occupation troops are stepping up patrols in the capital... giving the coup making thugs free reign in the countryside and small towns. Reuters photo/Daniel Aguilar
Ramsey Clark's Statement on Haiti (tags)
A Message from Ramsey Clark March 1, 2004
Dems on CBS audio (10 min) (tags)
miss the CBS debate the other day? got 10 min for a summary....? why is our democracy supposedly already decided after just a few primaries... were all those other guys just in the race to dilute the debate for 12 months? why did they all bail after just a few primaries?
2/29 4-6 p.m. PST Haiti News on Pacifica Nationwide (tags)
Right now, for 2 hours, Pacifica radio stations and their affiliates are carrying Democracy Now/Flashpoints special on the US coup d'etat in Haiti today. Listen to KPFK, 90.7 FM.
TODAY 4 PM-6 PM: Crisis In Haiti - Democracy Now! Special Broadcast (tags)
Pacifica Radio Special Broadcast - Haiti in Crisis Co-produced by Democracy Now!, the WBAI Haiti Show and Flashpoints Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 4-6 PM EST
From Latuff to Bryan Atinsky (tags)
Tribute to a brave man.
peacecoup.us - Defeating Crooked Capitalism (tags)
A better world is possible: The struggle for socialism and democracy (tags)
The best hopes and dreams of the U.S. people do not lie with U.S. big corporations or the extreme right-wing movements they sponsor. In fact, the ultimate interest of the majority of our people is in a more democratic, a more egalitarian, and a more peaceful USA.
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"....
100,000 Iraqis march for elections (tags)
Iraqis block traffic on a Baghdad street while carrying an Iraqi flag and portraits of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani and other Shiite clerics this Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. Up to 100,000 marched peacefully to demand an elected government and an end to U.S. occupation. The second photo shows an Iraqi Christian... also in the march, holding a carpet with an image of Jesus Christ. So... where is the democracy promised to Iraq by bu$hco? (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
WE, THE PEOPLE, want justice and democracy (tags)
WE, THE PEOPLE, want justice and democracy !
Sonali Kolhatkar on Media Democracy and KPFK elections (tags)
Sonali Kolhatkar talks on "Media Democracy, and the Growing Media Reform Movement", with Potluck & "Meet and Greet" PIRCR Candidates for KPFK's Local Station Board
Camejo on Green approach to 2004 election (tags)
[The following statement was initiated by Peter Miguel Camejo. He is a life-long fighter for social justice who was the Green candidate for Governor in California in the 2002 general elections and in the 2003 recall election.]
Peter Camejo: The Avocado Declaration (tags)
A statement on third parties in the US political system.
Iraqi's demand real democracy not empty Bush talk. (tags)
Bush is allways running his mouth about bringing democracy to Iraq and the Middle East but it is just so much bs. The reality of Bush's democracy in Iraq is that the occupiers appoint the government and the people are getting fed up.
peacecoup.us - Ending Market Dictatorships (tags)
The US as the New Rome (tags)
"An empire that threw overboard its basic democratic values and convictions came out of a land regarded in the last centuries as the cradle of democracy..Unlike the Romans, the Americans concealed their goal of omnipo-tence behind phrases of democracy.."
Maravilla Death and 9/11 (tags)
Like so many before him and those that never know who is next, I want to blame someone, something, for their murder.
Outsourcing torture? (tags)
We should be the champion of democracy in the world, and human rights can't be separated from democracy. But if Bush expects to be taken seriously on this issue, he'll have to address the contradictions in his own policies. Just months after Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf became Bush's new best friend, he won a new term in an election everyone knows was a fraud. To get a military foothold north of Afghanistan, Bush cozied up to Uzbekistan's longtime dictator, a Stalinist not much better than Saddam Hussein. And Bush still refuses to deal with Yasser Arafat, the democratically elected leader of the Palestinian Authority. And if Bush wants to be taken seriously, he can't condemn Syrian torturers while at the same time his CIA outsources its interrogations to the same brutal thugs.
Democracy Now Producer Arrested: Take Action Now. (tags)
Democracy Now Producer, Ana Nogueira, has been arrested in Miami.
Solidarity Statement of SOA, FTAA & Bush Protests (tags)
Joint Solidarity Statement of The Stop the War Coalition (UK), The Mobilization to Stop the FTAA (US), and The School of the Americas Watch Movement (US)
Democracy or oligarchy? (tags)
Cuba's government is the only one in the world today that is publicly standing up to the neoconservative ideology of the New World Order. Although many Third World governments apparently agree with and support the Cubans, they seem unwilling at this point to risk the capital disinvestment which would follow taking an independent path to development. There are enormous natural resources in the Third World and billions of possible workers and consumers.
UDHR 31st Article/ 28th Bill of Rights Suggestion (tags)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, anti-corruption, anti-cultic, referendum, new people's branch of government. In spirit of green party facilitation/process, change, add, delete to improve.
The Iraq invasion has proved a gigantic disaster by almost every measure. (tags)
What has been the human cost of the invasion? The most authoritative estimate of Iraqi civilian war deaths puts the figure at between 7376 and 9178. Since the formal end of hostilities a further 2200 or so Iraqi civilians have died at coalition hands. Strangely enough, no one knows, even approximately, how many Iraqi soldiers were killed. The humanitarian group Medact recently suggested that the number might be as low as 13,500 or as high as 45,000.
The Fallacies Of American Democracy For Iraq (tags)
American democracy today is in serious trouble. At the national level, the process of electing a president, or representatives and senators has become so expensive that only the wealthy or candidates supported by them can play. The process has been co-opted and corrupted by increasingly concentrated ownership of media and business, including banking, transportation, manufacturing, and energy. Legislative programs and goals largely focus on catering to the large organizations and the wealthy contributors. Our system was designed to work on a basis of majority rule, but effective control by a shrinking pool of elitists who also control both parties through contributions, has led to a situation in which not even the majority, albeit often invoked for political discussion, can decide any important issue.
Bush - A Crazed Mattoid (tags)
Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
Pining for Freedom: Syrian occupation suffocates Lebanon (tags)
Syria's government, with its jackboot system, foul prisons, ruthless repression of dissent and support (in joint venture with Iran) of Hezbollah terrorists based in Lebanon, is utterly unfit to run Syria itself, let alone Lebanon. "All our intelligence agencies are under Syrian control," former Lebanese president Amin Gemayel tells me. Lebanon's Maronite Christian patriarch says that the entire Lebanese government has become "a creature of Syria." Lebanon is being transformed into a police
Democracy Or ‘The Lieberman Effect,’ The Choice Is Ours (tags)
All is not right in the valley. That’s right, all is not right in the valley of democracy. (In theory, that is.) That would be the assertion Democratic nomination presidential candidate Senator Joe Lieberman is ‘unintentionally’ conveying as he tries to distinguish his message from the growing ‘anti-occupation’ sentiment which grows amongst the Democratic primary faithful as mid-west Republican angst rises with President Bush’s domestic farm policies.
Justice on the Streets: Bolivia (tags)
Experience has taught them that governments give them little that the people have not wrested by force.
BTL:Bolivian Uprising is Another Blow to Corporate Globalization in... (tags)
...Latin America. Interview with Jim Schultz, executive director of the Democracy Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Dignity, Solidarity and the Penal Colony (tags)
The Last Essay. I am honored to post with my name and hopefully await what respect Real Democracy teaches by its practice in a civil society.
Empathy, Sympathy and Objectivity (tags)
of global relevance
O20:Mass Rally and March to Stop CAFTA,Houston TX (tags)
Going to Miami? Or Ft. Benning? Then swing out to TX 1st and help us stop the CAFTA talks. The Masters of Free Trade are coming to Houston from Oct 20-24 and we are going to be there to stop them. Come join thousands in the grassroots effort to retake our democracy and tell Bush, Zoellick and their corporate pals that our Planet is not for sale.
What To Do THIS Weekend (tags)
Only 4 days until the 3rd Green Reel Film Festival. Finally... a film fest that the masses can afford to attend!
Dignity, Solidarity and the Penal Colony (tags)
As of yesterday on CounterPunch at: http://www.counterpunch.org/said09252003.html there is a 13-page Said excerpt from the book ‘The Politics of Anti-Semitism’, from which further extracts below: --------------------------------------------------------
October 4-5 Green Reel Film Festival in Hollywood (tags)
The Green Reel Film Festival 2003 - Hollywood, California - October 4 and 5 feature films • documentaries • shorts • cartoons • music videos The Green Reel Film Festival 2003 is the antidote to the constant beating of war-drums we are faced with every day in America, from our leaders and especially in our media. The Green Reel is Democracy in action: a true forum for ideas, and an opportunity for the otherwise stifled voices of progressive filmmakers from across the country and around the world to get their message across, whether regarding the environment, politics, LGBT issues, racism, and corporate power. Just a few of the many features this year are: Animated Shorts by Mark Fiore The Carlyle Connection Intimacy Afghanistan: From Ground Zero to Ground Zero Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election Human Resources A Different World is Possible Whos Paying the Price? ...and so much more.
Public Servants reject WTO Tactics (tags)
The end of Zionism (tags)
Wave good by to Zionism, Ned and Clara.
CFL ALERT: THE TWO STATE SOLUTION IS DEAD (tags)
The continued and illegal theft of Palestinian land has killed the two state solution.
peacecoup.us - We will elad (tags)
Iraqi public opinion (tags)
Iraqis start to act like they better than us, time enforce are views of how they should think on themselves.
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (tags)
Showing October 5, 2003 in Hollywood California at the Green Reel Film Festival, "Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election" is the powerful and eye-opening documentary surrounding BBC reporter Greg Palast's drive to uncover the truth about electoral shenanigans in Florida and the undermining of American democracy.
Executive Orders and Oil Profits (tags)
Another nail in the coffin of the ludicrous theory that the US invasion of Iraq had anything to do with weapons of mass destruction or "liberating" the Iraqi people.
DEMOCRACY OR HYPOCRISY? (tags)
Burma's abuse of its people:Free Aung San Suu Kyi (tags)
Burma, as usual, remains the abusive, sexist and closed-minded in gentle Southeast Asia which is rapidly taken-over by soul-lost and messed up China. The cruel Military Intelligence chief is now Burma's new Prime Minister. We must fight the evil forces and free Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD leaders.
DEAN: Reborn as a Neo-Conservative (tags)
The DLC speaks and the candidates follow! Dean adopts the hawkish, AIPAC view of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Turn the Struggle Into a Complete Victory (tags)
--The fundamental problem (as I see it) is that there are thousands of people out there yearning for change, but who lack the resources and information to make it happen--Jeanette Wallis, The Walk for Democracy
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.
Democrats Against Democracy (tags)
There is no parallel between the 2004 election and 1992. It's a whole different ballgame.
6:/7:PM MON -- EXCELLENT FRESH AIR PROGRAM ON U.S. OVERTHROW OF DEMOCRATIC IRAN! (tags)
6:/7:PM MON -- EXCELLENT FRESH AIR PROGRAM ON U.S. OVERTHROW OF DEMOCRATIC IRAN!
Thom Hartmann: 'Want to win an election? Just control the voting machines' (tags)
You'd think in an open democracy that the government - answerable to all its citizens rather than a handful of corporate officers and stockholders - would program, repair, and control the voting machines. You'd think the computers that handle our cherished ballots would be open and their software and programming available for public scrutiny. You'd think there would be a paper trail of the vote, which could be followed and audited if a there was evidence of voting fraud or if exit polls disagreed with computerized vote counts. You'd be wrong.
SATURDAY: Democracy Now's Amy Goodman (tags)
An Evening with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman To Benefit Pacifica Radio's KPFK 90.7 FM WHEN: Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. WHERE: First Baptist Church located at 760 S. Westmoreland Avenue in Los Angeles. (Near Vermont and 8th Street). Street parking and garages within walking distance.
An Interview with John Kusumi (tags)
Kusumi chides the media in this interview -- that goes to his presidential candidacy and the China Support Network
Westwood Federal Building - Iranian March and Rally (tags)
July 8th 2003 Los Angeles CA -- Approximately 3000 marched down Wilshire Blvd through Westwood Village then rallied at the Federal Building The Event was held in solidarity with the Student Democracy Movement inside Iran. Huge support was displayed for George Bush and Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran’s son and heir to the throne.
Burma relief mission (tags)
End the atrocities
D&N: Education, Paideia and Democracy (tags)
The New Issue of "DEMOCRACY & NATURE" The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy is entirely devoted to the question of education, which is one of the main victims of neoliberal globalisation.
3 Minutes To Stop Media Monopoly (tags)
We actually have a very good chance of overturning decades of corrupt media policy making in this country
Should The Anti-War Movement become More Agressive? (tags)
The Bush propaganda machine shamelessly glorifies the U.S. invasion of Iraq, while refusing to say a word about the numbers of Iraqis killed. Few voters complain. Worse, most of our corporate-dominated media do not complain. Most Democratic candidates in next year’s election strive to outdo Republicans in praising the American military’s heroism and skill in mopping up an Iraqi army already weakened by years of sanctions.
Mon 6/24, SEIU: CALL IN TO SUPPORT UNION DEMOCRACY (tags)
ON MONDAY 6/23, join fellow workers in the Northeast by call SEIU President Andy Stern at 1-800-424-8592 to demand democracy in the Northeast: -STOP ATTACKING AND DENYING REPRESENTATION TO UNION DISSIDENTS -END THE TRUSTEESHIPS. HOLD FAIR ELECTIONS IN BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK PRESS RELEASE FROM SEI
6/19 Rosenberg Sons & Morton Sobell on Democracy Now (tags)
Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now radio/TV program, is interviewing Michael and Robert Meeropol, the Rosenberg Sons, and Morton Sobell, the Rosenberg co-defendant, today, 6/19/03, on this 50th anniversary of the murder of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and the 18-year imprisonment of Morton Sobell for the contrived charge of conspiracy to commit espionage.
BUILDING INDEPENDENT MEDIA 2 (tags)
A Call to Converge on October 10-11, 2003 In Burlington, Vermont
Rumsfeld rationalizes denial of democracy in Iraqi. (tags)
Is Rumsfeld in denial, is he from this earth? In this article he uses Hitlers method of rising to power as a rational to deny democracy to Iraq while his regime used the same technique to come to power and continues to use them to solidify thier power. What planet are these being from?
BTL:Critics Charge FCC Media Deregulation Will Strengthen Monopolies While... (tags)
...Weakening Democracy. Interview with Danny Schechter, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Liberalism And The Arab World's Crisis (tags)
Liberalism is the main feature for the change that is underway in our present world. And unless the Arabs realize that fact, they will not be able to accompany time.
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.
Survey: Israel yet to grasp concept of democracy (tags)
The general conclusion of the survey, which is dubbed the "Israeli Democracy Survey" and will be conducted every year, is that Israel is basically a democracy in form more than in substance, and that it has yet to internalize fully the concept of democracy.
Strong Government = Weak Individuals (tags)
From The Fourth World book.
BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS FOUND! (tags)
Finally.....there's proof that Saddam used biological weapons!!!
Dixie Chickens, Hackers & Co. (tags)
Adventures in free speech.
NEW - Walk for Democracy video (tags)
Jeanette Wallis has been walking a pilgrimage for Democracy for over 15 months. From Seattle to DC collecting grievances, educating and encouraging middle America to to take active participation in what's left of our Democracy. - video
Stop the FCC (tags)
If you believe that we need a free and independent media in the United States, we need you to send an email to Congress right now telling them so. Go to www.mediareform.net now, or stay here and let us explain.
My Dream (tags)
Is that the whole world will be a place of social justice. . . like China, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, North Korea and, of course, Cuba. Viva Comrade Fidel!
I love the USA (tags)
As a leftist, I'm getting just a bit weary of hearing how much I "hate America." Ever since the big you-know-what in late 2001, that little zinger has been the comeback of choice for any objections to US foreign policy. Don't like our new wars? Gee, you must really hate this country.
Real Iraqi's are NOT Dancing in The Streets (tags)
Note: What a terrible travesty and lie has and is being visited on the people mostly of this nation with the full complicity of a prostituted-lap dog-boot licking press. On Democracy Now I have seen the quiet--eloquent people (the real ones) of Iraq.
The anti-war movemnet has lost (tags)
The anti-war movement has lost, and freedom has won.
The democracy we bomb to you (tags)
We invade in your countries to rescue you. We enslave you to liberate you. We kill you to give you life. We bring you american democracy to plunder your nations:
RESIST DESPAIR: Paul Street (tags)
War has begun. Do mourn. DO ORGANIZE.
hate feeling of young in Islamic and other countries for American. (tags)
Major issue that is coming from war is hate feeling of young in Islamic and other countries for American. American administration and its policies should understand that it is one of the largest democracies and democracy has its value. In order to retain its democratic values.
American Empire? (tags)
By focusing on empire, we can reach a broad audience without giving up radical views. Includes link to establishment thinking of the American Empire and links to anti-empire pdf posters.
Voter Initiative: Vote or Pay $50. (tags)
Our groop has come up with our contribution on how to take back this once glorious nation. Our system of government, our democracy, can only be expected to work if there is an active voting population. Our solution is to fine those who choose to violate our social contract of democracy fifty dollars ($50).
The New American Peace Movement (tags)
To be proud to proclaim "I'm Pro War" ... "For death, distruction and wasted resources. That's what I stand for" ... I can't imagine. You should be on the look out for the New American Peace Sign .. this one was found @ Hollywood & Highland.
TUESDAY: On democracy Now! Robert Fisk in Baghdad (tags)
On Tuesday March 25, news reporter Robert Fisk will join Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and Jeremy Scahill for an exclusive 40-minute interview from Baghdad beginning at 9 a.m. EST (6 a.m. repeated at 9 am on KPFK 90.7 FM in LA).
SHOW ME WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE! (tags)
Reporting and analysis of America's resisitance to an illegal War.
M20: QUEERS ZAP HALLIBURTON (tags)
+++CALLING ALL QUEERS CALLING ALL QUEERS CALLING ALL QUEERS+++
Farm Labor Leaders Slam Bush over Mexico Pressures at UN (tags)
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America; Arturo Rodriguez, president of the UFW; and Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, tell Bush to stop pressuring the Mexican government to vote at the UN for a war the Mexican people overwhelmingly oppose.
Call To Action (tags)
From a Plaintiff in the Anti-War Lawsuit against President Bush being appealed in Boston and the widow of a Viet Nam veteran.
No war! Say thanks to Turkey! (tags)
Turkey has voted against war on their neighbor. But with Bush arm-twisting, they could vote again! We should express anti-war solidarity with the people of Turkey, just as we express anti-war solidarity with the people of Iraq.
A prospering Democracy ! (tags)
The new concept of deceit is ready.
Who will help us when our own police won't?
"Free Wang Bingzhang!" campaign warms up (tags)
Abducted Chinese dissident Dr. Wang Bingzhang should not be in China in the first place. Monday, Beijing sentenced him to life in prison. Reaction follows--
Manifetso on the Imperialist War against Irag (tags)
The future, at a crossroads (tags)
Space shuttle tragedy prompts review, angst for Practical Idealism
Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! Deadline Jan 2, 2003! (tags)
Since December 5th, 2002 over 600 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action! It is your right as an American Citizen to file comments with the FCC to curb media concentration.
BTL:Critical Weeks Ahead for U.S. Peace Movement's Effort to... (tags)
...Derail Bush War Plan. Interview with Joanne Landy, co-director of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
Iran Student Movement (tags)
Student Movement Coordination Committee in Iran promotes Secularism and Democracy in Iran
Bush To Help Sharon Election By Blocking Settlement Freeze (tags)
Bush is blocking efforts to find peace in the Middle East, and stop the settlements. "Is it his (Bush's) desire to win the support of Jewish officials and tycoons, who have mostly lined up on Sharon's side? "
Venezuela: Class Conflict and US Intervention (tags)
The upper class and US CIA are a problem in many countries. Combined with a corrupt media they use protest tactics to cause disruption and chaos with staged media events and lock-outs masquerading as popular general strikes.
Borrowing the Skeleton from Senator Trent Lott's Closet (tags)
A follow-up to What Really Happens at whatreallyhappened.com
BREAKING NEWS: Venezuelan People Surround TV Stations (tags)
December 10, 2002, 2 a.m. ET Please Distribute Widely BREAKING NEWS Dear Colleagues, Alex Main reports from Caracas that masses of Venezuelans have peacefully surrounded all the commercial TV stations in the country to protest the dishonest simulating efforts by these media giants to provoke a coup d'etat:
Dubya, Revolution’s Hero! Picture of Dubya Not Taken From Denver. (tags)
Expanding motis operendi intentions of our hurt presidental son.
There Was Never Anything Wrong With Being a Communist, (tags)
Communism is at the very heart of being human which fits the model that nature has hard wired us with, tribalism.
Reasons for hating Israel (tags)
Not GOOD reasons. . . just reasons. Are we really "all Palestinians"??? By Daniel Prager.
Time to Remove the Bananas...and Return Our Republic to Democracy (tags)
Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush both seem to have a funny idea about democracy: they think it's about voting.
CONDOLEEZZA'S NONSENSE ABOUT DEMOCRACY (tags)
Some history rather than hysteria...
Talking About 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.
Pro-Democracy for China Rally O9 (tags)
Rally for Human Rights; Democracy; protesting Bush summit with Chinese dictator
The Global 'War' of the Transnational Elite (tags)
...like the previous 'wars' of the transnational elite (Iraq,Yugoslavia), aims at securing the stability of the New World Order (NWO) wich is founded on capitalist neoliberal globalisation and representative 'democracy' by crushing any perceived threats against it. ...
Funding Shortage Hampers Chinese Democracy Movement (tags)
Funding Shortage Hampers Chinese Democracy Movement
"Kusumi's List" Rates All Of Congress, Senate (tags)
This front page of Kusumi.com is the latest -- see bottom for Kusumi's List, where Congressmen and Senators are rated. They were rated on the China issue, but good/bad there is also good/bad on Globalization! --Keep this list alive (repost)!
Direct Democracy and the Global Justice Movement (tags)
People often ask what the so-called "anti-globalization" movement is actually for. The usual response is that we're for a lot of things, ranging from ecological sustainability to racial equality; but if there's one theme at the very center of the movement, which really sets it apart from social movements that have come before, it's its dedication to direct democracy.
On the road w/ The Walk For Democracy [part3] (tags)
Part 3 shows the crossing of the continental divide and Jeanette shares how the journey has matured in purpose over the first 2,000 miles. <6 min. video>
The Whole World is Watching (tags)
After reading so many faux accounts of the A22 protest in Portland, I decided to publish my own experience.
DEMOCRACY RIGHT NOW! (tags)
Progressive political leaders are still going down in flames following "crowd politics" rather than engaging the multitudes in true democratic politics, in which the people are the leaders. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), was only the last one defeated by ruthless investor driven politics.
Direct Action Versus Electoralism (tags)
Anarchists engage in direct action as opposed to voting. This anti-electoralism (or anti-parliamentarianism) may seem strange and even perverse to many. After all, virtually the whole left believes in the importance of voting. In the US, liberals and state socialists have voted for the Democrats with a steadfastness that is almost religious, even as the Democrats have steadily moved to the right. In Western Europe, they have voted consistently for the Socialist or Labor Parties (social democrats), or Communist Parties, or, more recently, ex-Communist Parties.
The Walk For Democracy
Part 2 of the series introduces Lisa, the Support Driver for Democracy and shows what it's like on the road. <6 minutes video>
Thesis of the concrete democracy in Utopia. (tags)
Lapsus of the concrete democracy in Utopia.
Yes - Cuba IS democratic (tags)
votes are in If any of you doubters haven't yet pulled your heads in, we have it confirmed. Cuba is democratic and their people have embraced socialism.
New Web Site For Activism (tags)
The cause of freedom wants YOU!
Castro puts little Bush in his place (tags)
HOLGUIN, Cuba (AP) -- In a blistering speech before hundreds of thousands of people in a drenching rain Saturday, President Fidel Castro said the democracy President Bush wants to see in Cuba would be a corrupt and unfair system that ignores the poor.
Panther Rises In Red, But Flourishes In Green (tags)
Socialism or Green Direct Democracy?
BTL: Jim Hightower's Rolling Thunder Down-home Democracy Tour Organizes... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jim Hightower about the historical roots of the Democracy Tour.
MAY DAY - Pacifica Matters - a culture for democracy (tags)
Does Pacifica Matter? What is going on at KPFK? What is all this talk abuot democratizing the network?
Democracy Now! (3-12): Workers March Across The Country To Protest Taco Bell (tags)
Hear Amy Goodman's interview with Laura Germino from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) -- from today's (3-12-02) Democracy Now! broadcast.
Who rules a democracy? (tags)
This item explores the dynamics of popular rule versus elite rule in a democracy, and the vital role of A Technique of Democracy, which is designed to help emancipate popular engagement in the process of democracy. The story is linked to a colorful slide show just released by CC, describing that "technique of democracy."
Democracy in USA. Wage War. Instructions follow (tags)
America is a dictatorship controlled by those who can afford to be elected. Follow the instructions for guerrila warfare to regain TRUE democracy!
Democracy means voting on POLICIES not on politicians (tags)
Using magnetic cards for voting will make vote-counting almost immediate. When this happens people will be able to vote directly on POLICIES rather than on politicians. THIS - not Rule by Representatives - is genuine democracy.
Zappa on Democracy / Freedom (tags)
Frank Zappa, one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century. Sadly neglected by everybody. You should listen to what he had to say!
"An Imperial War Expands" by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
Jamal With characteristic imperial arrogance, George W. Bush's 'State of the Empire' speech was a blustering threat to several states that have yet to learn how to kneel properly to the United States -- Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
World Social Forum Agenda (tags)
The list below, from the World Social Forum Website is a break-down of the four topics of conversation to be addressed at the WSF
Democracy in USA is fragile - a letter to the editor (tags)
Democracy Now! Returns, Censorship Continues (tags)
Democracy Now! Returns to the Pacifica Radio Network, after five month ban. NY Home Station WBAI defies new listener-backed board, censors live broadcast. Filmmaker Michael Moore Calls WBAI live on Democracy Now! to ask: "Where Am I?" KPFK-Los Angeles removes program from peak airtime
Democracy Now! Returns from Exile on Monday Jan 7 (tags)
Democracy Now! Returns from Exile in Bold Move at Pacifica Radio Network. The Award-Winning Radio Show That Broadcasts Blocks from Ground Zero even as it was banned from the airwaves of its parent organization, returns to Pacifica radio stations throughout the United States on Monday, Jan. 7.
Neither Privatization nor Nationalization but Direct Democracy (tags)
Instead of a Privatized or Nationalized economy strive to establish a Direct Democray where ALL citizens decide policies of the State, and economy, ALL employees decide policies of their place of work, and ALL students & Staff decide policies of their site of education.
My Resignation from the Democratic Party (tags)
The United States has effectively become a military dictatorship with a mere window dressing of democracy. This is unacceptable to myself and to the immortal soul of the Constitution of the United States of America.
RADIO IMC-LA: Democracy Now in LA - Part 3 (tags)
Third and final part of Democracy Now event held in LA on December 1st. Includes speech by Amy Goodman and music of La Paz and Atzlan Underground.
Response to ISO ‘Democracy or consensus?’ article on anti-war conferences (tags)
In an article on the controversial student anti-war conferences, ‘How will the antiwar movement debate the way forward? Democracy or consensus?’ (Page 8, November 30, 2001 Socialist Worker), the ISO lays out their ideas on what are the important issues that arose out of the conferences. Ann, a Southern California student who attended the West Coast regional conference at UC Berkeley, responds directly to the article. Saying the real issue is not “Democracy vs. Consensus,” as the ISO states, but in her opinion how the ISO behaved. Her response is directly inserted into the article below.
RADIO IMC-LA: Democracy Now Event - Part Two (tags)
Second part of December 1, Democracy Now event held in Los Angeles. This section continues speeches by fired/banned and current programmers and a talk by actor Danny Glover.
RADIO IMC-LA: Democracy Now Event in Los Angeles - Part One (tags)
First third of Saturday, December 1st Democracy Now event in Los Angeles. This segment includes updates on the Pacifica Crisis as well as talks by fired KPFK programmers. Look for other two parts soon!
Democracy Now! Event Flyer (tags)
The flyer for this Saturday's Democracy Now! fundraiser for the War and Peace Report
Live in LA! Amy Goodman, Danny Glover, Aztlan Undergound! (tags)
We're looking forward to a great night this Saturday - Please spread the word.
Afghan Women: Solution for Afghanistan's Future (tags)
The Feminist Majority released this call to work with women in Afghanistan to rebuild the country.
Robert Jensen - Against Dissent: on Free Speech, Democracy, and the War (tags)
With a little help from E. V. Debs, Robert Jensen brilliantly defends Free Speech and Democracy (which he contrasts to contemporary American political practices) -- from a University of Texas teach-in on war and civil liberties on November 1, 2001
Call To Action Against the WB/IMF and G20 in Ottawa (tags)
Global Democracy Ottawa (GDO), has issued a Call To Action against the upcoming meetings of the World Bank, the IMF and the G20 to be held in Ottawa. GDO is working on housing, legal, medical and food resources for any groups planning on coming to Ottawa.
KPFK Listeners' Internet Forum (tags)
Five weeks ago the KPFK Listeners' Forum appeared on the internet at: http://disc.server.com/Indices/165346.html The KPFK forum is one of five forums provided for listeners to all of the Pacifica stations: KPFK in Los Angeles; KPFA in Berkeley; WBAI in New York; WPFW in Washington and KPFT in Houston.
HIGHTOWER: Stand Up for Your Democracy (tags)
Look out America, here come the authorities to "defend" you against international terrorism.
KPFK Manager Censors Democrcy Now! (in exile) (tags)
Demonstation called at KPFK Wed. Sept. 19 7 - 10 am
Jesse Jackson & Danny Glover back Amy Goodman! (tags)
The censors and hijackers at KPFK and PACIFICA are growing increasingly isolated.
Scab News Replaces Democracy Now (tags)
What follows is from the Democracy Now! staff -- reporting that Pacifica has contacted with an off-site, non-union news agency (Feature Story News) to replace the first segment of Democracy Now!
Issues of Psychoactive Democracy (tags)
An appeal to study the use of psychoactive substances and their influence on public health and democracy.
Amy Goodman and Edwin Johnston on Building Bridges over wbix.org (tags)
On Wednesday, August 29th from 8-9 pm est Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report (In Exile) will broadcast a special one hour program on the crisis at WBAI and Pacifica
Continued assault on Pacifica & Journalism (tags)
a look at the continued attempts at destroying widecast free speech corporate america style.
Democracy Now! Staff Suspended Without Pay (tags)
The crisis with Pacifica Radio’s flagship national news show, Democracy Now!, has gotten worse. Pacifica management has now suspended award-winning host Amy Goodman and the entire staff without pay.
When Official Brutality Gets Brazen (tags)
The Free Soil Party is appalled, though not surprised, at the continuing failure of most Italian and American leaders to denounce this escalation of terror tactics by reactionary security forces guarding the recent G8 summit in Genoa. We hope for a thorough investigation, including who authorized tactics like charging into demonstrators in the protest zone, beating people for no good reason, shooting to kill. If dissent is not respected in a democracy, there can be no democracy, no matter what hot air may say.
Amy and the Dragon (tags)
KPFK-"Lift the Gag Rule!" Demo. (tags)
An emergency demonstration was held on August 15th to protest PACIFICA Radio's canceling live broadcasts of the "Democracy Now!" show.
KPFK-"Censorship Radio!" Demo. (tags)
An emergency demonstration was held on August 15th to protest PACIFICA Radio's canceling live broadcasts of the "Democracy Now!" show.
KPFK-"Democracy Now!" Demo. (tags)
An emergency demonstration was held on August 15th to protest PACIFICA Radio's canceling live broadcasts of the "Democracy Now!" show.
LA-Pacifica Call to Action (tags)
Call to Action to Save Pacifica: Listeners to Picket Pacifica’s KPFK to Demand Democracy Now 'Live' be Reinstated; Call for End of Harassment of Host of ‘Most Popular Program in Pacifica's History’
Listeners to Picket Pacifica Radio's KPFK (tags)
Today's live broadcast of "Democracy Now!" was yanked off the air by Pacifica Radio and replaced by a tape of an old Democracy Now! show. Listeners of Pacifca's KPFK 90.7 FM will picket tomorrow (Wednesday, 8/15) in protest of the continued harassment of Amy Goodman the popular show's award-winning host.
Today's Democracy Now! Pulled off the Air (tags)
Today's live broadcast of Democracy Now! was yanked off the air by Pacifica and replaced by a tape of an old DN show.
More on Democracy Now! (tags)
The systematic harassment by Pacifica management against Amy Goodman and her national news show, Democracy Now!, which began more than one year ago, has reached a crisis stage.
Leid Harasses Democracy Now! (tags)
Sources say that minutes before air time this morning, and without explanation, interim general manager Utrice Leid once again threw Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! (DN) out of the master broadcast studio and into WBAI's Studio 3--a small, sub-standard broadcast space not suited to a national program.
Why This Free Enterprise Democracy Is Not (tags)
A fresh look at why we do not have free enterprise or democracy, but instead a morass of corrupt industry and politics, awash with dubious deals and reckless arrogance. Quality of competition in industry and politics steadily deteriorates, along with the quality of life, for most people and other natural species. While reigning rules of business and politics fan the degeneration, little can change for the better. People have endless reason for skepticism and protest, knowing there are better ways, far out of reach, or so it may seem.
S-25 Show Taco Bell What Democracy Looks Like! (tags)
S-25 Shut Down Taco Bell corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA
$ign of the Time$ (tags)
American Capitalism Beats American Democracy Again
Drawing: Chaia Heller makes the connections (tags)
Chaia Heller of the Vermont Based Institute for Social Ecology
Drawing: Chaia Heller makes the connections (tags)
Chaia Heller of the Vermont Based Institute for Social Ecology
Democracy Not Plutocracy (bilingüe) (tags)
Democracia no Plutocracia es lo que pidieron los protestantes contra el ALCA en la frontera entre San Ysidro California, y Tijuana Baja California, Democracy and not Plutocracy is what the protestors against the FTAA being signed in Quebec that day were protesting at the border between San Ysidro, CA USA and Tijuana Baja California, MExico
Breaking the Barricades: The Battle Against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (tags)
While the heads of state met with their corporate allies to move toward implementation of the FTAA by 2005, activists outside this 400-year-old walled city staged militant protests condemning the secrecy of the negotiations and the erosion of democracy they claim is the result of surrendering government power to transnational corp.
"Democracy Clause"? (tags)
SD IMC Editorial
Free DC: A Tax Day call to action (tags)
A Tax Day Call to Action: Free DC! No Taxtation Without Representation! We are citizens of Washington DC. We have no vote. Every decision our city council makes is subject to congressional "review". We invite you to join us this tax day as we declare "No Taxtation Without Representation" and take action for DC: your Capital Colony. Please post this call to action on every listserv and share it with every friend.
Democracy Now Broadcasts Key Information in Struggle for WelfareControl2/12/2001 (tags)
Roughly 6 years ago when Tommy Thomson was elcted Governor in Wisconsin there were approximately 300,000 people in that Upper Midwestern State on welfare. Many of this total were women and children. Another large slice of the pie were people overcoming disabilities. The budget was about $500 Million dollars USA. Today only 35,000 people arte receiving welfare in Wisconsin and the budget is close to $600 Million dollars proving that the infirm , the poor and taxpayers are being violated in ways of unknown consequences. It was reported in Atlanta on 89.3 FM that 26 babies under 1 year old had died each year for the previous 6 years.
SAVE PACIFICA SAVE DEMOCRACY NOW! HELP REMOVE THE PACIFICA BOARD NOW (tags)
Wondering Whether To Keep Mailing In Your Hard-Earned Money To Pacifica This Year? STOP! During Tuesday January 31,2001's Democracy Now!, Award Winning Journalist And Co-Host Juan Gonzalez Resigned On-Air. Juan's Statement Calls For Listeners And Supporters Of Pacifica Free Speech Radio, And Of Democracy Now! To Stop Funding The Small Tiny Minded Ruinous Clique Of Anti-Free Speech, Anti-Labor, Pro-Corporate, Anti-Democracy Jackboot Liberals Now Controlling The Pacifica Foundation Board, And Their Pathetic Minions And Puppets At Local Stations, And Instead To Join In And Support The Lawsuits To Remove Them Now.
Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez resigns in protest against Pacifica (tags)
The latest casualty in the coup at WBAI appears to be Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez who unexpectedly resigned on the air this morning. He urged listeners to fight to save Pacifica.
The Disenfranchisement of the Enfranchised (tags)
A report on the speeches at the Counter Inaugural in Los Angeles, with commentary on the newly disenfranchised democrats.
Carry the Majority demand for Fairness, Democracy and Justice to the streets of Los Angeles on January 20!
Demonstration in Sacramento Calls for Overhaul of U.S. Electoral System (tags)
Over 200 protestors gathered in California's Capitol today to demonstrate against the casting of electoral votes by the state's electors. Charging that the system has become utterly corrupt, demonstrators raised issues from abolishing the Electoral College to racist election policies. Police remained peaceful, and there were no arrests.
THE DECEMBRIST MANIFESTO: Declaration Of A New Culture Of Hope And Freedom (tags)
DECEMBER 12, 2000:In the last month of the 20th Century, a new culture rises from the final death rattle of American "democracy."
Orange County "Trust the People" demo (tags)
People demonstrate for democracy behind the Orange Curtain.
Rich Media, Poor Democracy (tags)
Robert McChesney's "Rich Media, Poor Democracy" (The New Press, 1999) destroys the assumption that a society drenched in commercial information "choices" is a democratic one.
THE SIMPLE TRUTH (tags)
Democracy is not only putting an "X" beside a candidate's name once every four years... it's also about organizing our neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools on a daily basis.
NO TO VOTER FRAUD! (tags)
Stolen votes and missing ballots... Jeb Bush's version of the chant, "This is what Democracy looks like!"
ONE PERSON ONE VOTE (tags)
Demonstrators in Los Angeles defend democracy.
SON OF BUSH FRANKENSTEIN (tags)
Poster of a Corporate Monster set loose upon the People!
LA (me) proTEST was for democrats instead of democracy (tags)
this was originally an opinion about all the "protest" people staying within the "protest" area...but i erased it and just wrote this in 5 seconds instead
Call to action (tags)
its time to get rad. the time is right. I lifted this from the main Indymedia site to bring to LA. Perhaps waiting until January is too late.
COUP WATCH SERIES BEGINS ON IMC (tags)
This post announces the beginning of a series of COUP WATCH articles. It's not a coup by a particular small group of plotters, it's the fitting climax of a systemically anti-democratic process -- a plutocratic coup taking place in plain sight. Get informed. Join the opposition.
A vote for Gore will throw election (tags)
If you vote for Gore, you are throwing the election to Bush/Gore and their billionaire friends. Friends of democracy planning to vote for Gore can swing this election to a win for democracy...
SAVE DEMOCRACY NOW! Protesters gather outside KPFK (tags)
150-200 protesters gathered outside KPFK this morning to oppose the recent treatment of Amy Goodman and DEMOCRACY NOW! by Pacifica and KPFK management.
SAVE DEMOCRACY NOW! Protesters outside KPFK (tags)
150-200 protesters gather outside KPFK this morning to denounce treatment of Amy Goodman and DEMOCRACY NOW! by Pacifica and KPFK management.
SAVE DEMOCRACY NOW! Supporters protest at KPFK (tags)
150-200 protesters gathered outside KPFK this morning to protest the treatment of Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! by Pacifica and KPFK management.
This Is What Democracy Looks Like (tags)
56 seconds-The police started pushing us back for no apparent reason. Shortly after a young woman called out "this is what democracy looks like". A group of us got jammed up momentarily in a flower bed, wedged up against a steel rail with no escape route. Then the police started shooting. Oct. 22, 2000 Parker Center Los Angeles
ZmagEditorial:Response to Pacifica re: Democracy Now! (tags)
Over the past few years Pacifica’s authorities have coercively transformed a people’s network into a nearly mainstream structure. They have claimed to be trying to increase Pacifica’s progressive outreach, but even Pacifica’s authorities can't expect anyone to believe that attacking Democracy Now! is progressive.
FAIR ACTION ALERT: "DEMOCRACY NOW!" IN DANGER (tags)
FAIR's action alert in response to the latest threat to Democracy Now!
what is democracy? (tags)
what is a democracy? an investigation into american representative democracy on the eve of another election.
CRACKDOWN ON "DEMOCRACY NOW!" (tags)
Amy's letter Pacifica's Board of Directors provides an inside view of the pressure tactics being used to try and destroy "Democracy Now!" as we know it.
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Third (tags)
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Third Promote third parties to create a real multi-party democracy.
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Eleventh (tags)
11. Make voting easy.
Moving the Media Revolution Forward: Interview with Robert McChesney (tags)
As a political movement, where do we need to go to increase our chances of becoming a viable force in society today, to actually achieve the goals of class equality, social justice, environmental justice and true democracy. In this interview, Robert McChesney argues for progressives to do media reform as part of their political work, for everyone to include media reform as part of their political work who is interested in democracy.
Goddess of Democracy (tags)
Here is the Goddess of Democracy before the cops kidnapped her.
ARIZONANS FIGHT FOR TRUE DEMOCRACY. TUCSON ACTIVIST JAILED IN RAMPART BUST. (tags)
Arizona-Sonora Justice Alliance News Release - 8.16
Surfing Up Democracy (tags)
Village Voice feature: Surfing Up Democracy Blue Dog Democrats--and Their Corporate Sponsors--Hear It From the Beach by Lenora Todaro
This is What Democracy Looks Like! (tags)
Protest the first presidential "debate"! (tags)
Join thousands in Boston on October 3 to demand real democracy and a real debate at the first presidential "debate".
The L.A.IMC IS Affiliated With Pacifica (tags)
Values That Count (tags)
Protest the first presidential "debate"! (tags)
Join thousands in Boston on October 3 to demand real democracy and a real debate during the first presidential "debate."
Open Democracy (tags)
How Ralph Nader wants to open democracy.
Open Democracy (tags)
How Ralph Nader wants to open democracy.
Call to Action for Domestic & Global Justice (tags)
Challenge the Democratic and Republican parties this summer in Philadelphia and Los Angeles! Now is the time to take action for domestic and global justice!
Come help shut down the OAS! (tags)
The Organization of American States is holding their General Assembly in Windsor, Ontario from June 4th-6th. Come fight for democracy and help shut this meeting down!