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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

The Left is Not Obsolete (tags)

"Propaganda is always the other. We are the principled," said Norman Birnbaum. The left is rooted philosophically in the Enlightenment with its rejection of throne and alter. The left sought material redistribution for moral reasons-for the sake of transforming human nature.

FAKE NEWS FROM TRIESTE (tags)

This shootout never happened at all.

Balak: Epstein and Pedophilia, Weinstein, Barak and Peres (tags)

With the unfolding Epstein saga, be alerted to the fact that Jew haters of all political stripes and colors in America, are using it to foment more Judeopathy than usual.

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.

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 are discussed.

Capitalism and democracy: what if we have it backwards? (tags)

Fate and Faith Offer Actor Kirk Taylor Another Memorable Role in “Revival” (tags)

Actor, Kirk Taylor is finding his “second act” as a film performer, appearing in the new musical film “Revival!,”

"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.

Jewish Self-Hatred Rears Its Ugly Head (tags)

Looks at the self-destructive tendency of the Jewish Left in America and Israel through the prism of the Israeli election campaign, and the weekly Torah reading.

L'écomorphisme, du culturel et du temporel (tags)

Quand tout s'est droitisé...

On the Refugee Debate (tags)

The rulers want to divert from the real causes of the refugee wave and from their own misdeeds because the cause of the misery is an exploitation crisis of capital and the greed of mammoth world corporations. Only the prospect for a future in their country can stop refugees.

Pity Yitzhak Rabin Wasn’t Israel’s Trump! (tags)

Rabin didn't care about attacks on Jews like Trump does.

Right-wing Populism: A Wave of Nostalgia (tags)

For decades, western societies were marked by pluralization, individualization, and liberalization. Why are attitudes and pressures of society against these trends becoming dominant? Right-wing populism is anti-liberal.

Left to Survive Hack Mod Generator - Generate Free Cash and Gold (tags)

Grab your guns and bring your guts to survive the ultimate action-shooter game, Left to Survive. Danger lurks everywhere. Survive against zombies using rifles, grenades, shotguns, and anything in your arsenal to secure safe havens and save survivors. Build your encampment to defend yourself against enemy attacks. Get to the chopper and lay waste on enemy bases to steal their resources. Battle other players in solo and team multiplayer tournaments. Band together with other human factions.

Asylum Seekers Heinously Abused By Trump, Sessions, Kelly, Nielsen, Miller Etc (tags)

a litany of crimes against the poor and helpless by Trump, Sessions and company

Hikikomori capitaliste (tags)

Poésie paraphysique...

A reign of terror: Extra-judicial killings in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)

Since Rodrigo Duterte began his term as the 16th president of the Philippines in 30 June 2016, Filipinos and the international community have watched in horror at accounts of dead bodies found nightly in the country’s streets, linked to extra-judicial killings (EJKs).

The challenges of building a united resistance in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)

Three decades after the People Power revolution ended the bloody regime of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, Asia’s oldest republic is at a crossroads. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines in June 2016, he has led an extrajudicial killing campaign that has taken over 12,000 lives. Officially cloaked as an anti-crime policy, his “war against drugs” has nevertheless failed to address the genuine roots of the country’s narcotics crisis. It has instead only worsened the situation by victimizing the urban poor at a staggering rate.

Researching Islamic Terrorism in Europe. (tags)

Saving Western civilization and global freedom. I am seeking funding to research Islamic terrorism in Europe. My recent book describes some aspects which require further research e.g on 10 Dec 2008 the UN extended the domain of secularism to cover the whole Universal Declaration which showed that in the case of Bangladesh this certainly appeared to result i a major eruption of violence by Muslim extremists who are anti-secular. This indicates that the UN's decision may have led to a increase in Islamic terrorism globally.

 Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 4 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 3 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 2 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 1 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

The Trump Election (tags)

The democracy crisis, the neoliberalism crisis and the crisis in the Democratic Party led to the Trump victory. Capitalism is largely deregulated with a comparatively meager public sector except for the defense industry.. The legitimation crisis of neoliberalism helps the emancipatory left.

Trial Starts for Woman with Erb’s Palsy Punched in Face Repeatedly by LAPD Officers (tags)

Opening statements are scheduled to take place in Los Angeles this week in the civil trial (Case No. BC621315) of a disabled woman who alleges that in 2015 a Los Angeles police officer repeatedly punched her, including in the face, and pinned her non-functioning arm underneath her body. Zennea Foster, who was born with Erb’s Palsy rendering her left arm and hand immobile, is suing the Los Angeles Police Department for civil rights violations, assault and battery after she says she was viciously beaten by several LAPD officers in South Los Angeles in 2015.

Lessons in Nazi Trivialization and Russophobia (tags)

Gabriele Krone-Schmalz warns of a relapse into simple-minded thinking and cold war stereotypes. Could not Russia be acting out of a strategic defensive and trying to maintain its sphere of influence> Who acts and who reacts?

Précis de la tyrannie ou les 64 bourgeoisies (tags)

La révolution bourgeoise est réalisée, la révolution prolétarienne reste à l'état de projet...

Urban Official Report that several Latin American Countries Sendimg Pro Dictator to U.S. (tags)

Noy much is known about this, but right wing Haitians were reported moving to Florida and other states.There are other countries who have right wing or left wing officials who have to qualify to move.

The Problem of Illegal Immigrants in Israel and America (tags)

This article looks at the problems of illegal/legal immigrants in Israel and America. And also, describes the developing trends toward Globalist and Nationalist parties in Israel, America, and Europe.

Statement of The Revolutionary Tendency on Britain's Snap Elections (tags)

No support for capitalist candidates.

Gramsci on US President Trump: "Delicate and Dangerous" (tags)

The rulers integrate the ruled in their "hegemony." Our essential task is conquering power for the working class. I believe life means taking sides. Indifference is apathy, parasitism, cowardice and iws the opposite of life.

Paraphysique de la réaction (tags)

De la fascisation des idées...

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.

The recent 'Insurgent Notes' conference in New York City (tags)

The people behind the ostensibly ultra-left Marxist web site 'Insurgent Notes' recently hosted a conference in New York City. The following was originally written in response to an account of this conference by a Trotskyist group on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic seaboard.

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.

Philippine President Duterte: A fascist original (tags)

'Like the anti-Marcos resistance 4 decades back, the only certainty members of the anti-fascist front can count on is that they’re doing the right thing. And that, for some, is a certainty worth dying for'

Trump and the Hospice of Hope (tags)

That the political culture in the US could wash up a television star and notorious racist to the top of the country was not entirely bizarre. Voter turnout in the US was always low. Politico.com lists the names of all 538 electors who vote on Dec 19. If 37 change their minds, Trump could be blocked.

The Rise of the New Left Political Vocabulary (tags)

The older vocabulary looked at capitalism, racism, and sexism (for example) as social systems or institutions that could and probably would be defeated, once and for all, in the foreseeable future.

Philippines: 100 Days of the Duterte Presidency (tags)

This article has been presented and discussed by the leadership and organizers of the Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses - PLM) to mark the coming 100-day anniversary of the Duterte administration. It is a contribution to the discussion among the Left and progressive forces on how to view this administration and the tasks ahead.

Stalingrad Children Receive Guided Tour Through Pyongyang (tags)

A delegation from Germany was taken today on a city trip encompassing Chollima Gardens, Songun Monument and Tower of the Juche Ideology, before receiving a speech at the World War History Museum. Participating were seniors who had experienced the war or its aftermath as children, and coming for an update to learn what they missed in national schools, as well as party and administrative officials. Participants took group pictures, laid wreaths and gave speeches.

Philippines: The Contradictions of the Duterte Regime (tags)

Based on a talk delivered at All Leaders Meeting of BMP-Sanlakas-PLM at Claret Parish Church on July 13, 2016.

VOID NETWORK On the tragic and the farcical of the British referendum An analysis about B (tags)

Analysis about BREXIT from a Greek Anarchist point of view

Bernie Sanders Wins at the End (tags)

Sanders has a quality that gives him an advantage in the US election campaign that is based largely on sympathies: authenticity...The logical consequence of "Not Me.Us" is that the individual fights for improvement of social conditions, not for himself and his personal success.

Why Philippine President Duterte is not a socialist (tags)

As new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte prepares to assume office, a growing number of Filipinos seem to – or want to – believe his surprising claim that he will be the country’s first “socialist” President.

The Philippines’ New Strongman (tags)

Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian neoliberalism isn’t the answer to poverty and political abuse in the Philippines.

Philippines: The Duterte Phenomenon and out attitude towards it (tags)

Like it or not, Rodrigo Duterte has been leading the presidential polls in successive surveys.

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte’s One-Man Revolution and the CPP (tags)

Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian vision is no way forward for the Philippines.

Précis de la tyrannie ou les 64 bourgeoisies (tags)

Il n'y a pas une mais des bourgeoisies...

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.

Du Larzac à Notre-Dame-des-Landes (tags)

La révolte de la terre...

Du Larzac à Notre-Dame-des-Landes (tags)

De l'inhumanité comme bombe thermonucléaire...

Left Agenda with Stewart Alexander (tags)

August 17, 2015 on Left Agenda with Stewart Alexander, Presidential Candidate Gloria La Riva will join the program for a full hour to discuss her platform and the radical agenda she is presenting for a socialist alternative in 2016.

Greece demonstrate (tags)

At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only point where he apparently got something concrete, is that of the reduction in military spending: the creditors have accepted that it is weaker than what they asked for...

Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income? (tags)

Work and income have already uncoupled because of automation and the digital world. The basic income will lead to guaranteeing everyone the right to work and to share socially, economically and politically in a less stressful and less authoritarian economy.

Slicing and Dicing Greece to Pay Bankers (tags)

Greece

Palestinians trapped dying in Yarmouk, Syria – a test for the left (tags)

Thousands of Palestinians at risk- and the left is silent

World Social Forum 2015 in Tunis Joins the Cry "Nous Sommes Bardo!" (tags)

The World Social Forum in Tunis (24-28 March 2015) closes with resounding unity against global warming, neoliberalism, militarism, terrorism, and for the increasingly important role of women in making another world possible.

Hikikomori capitaliste (tags)

L'autisme social du capital...

Patrice Faubert (tags)

L'autisme social du capital...

Paraphysique des droites (tags)

Il n'y a que des droites...

Video: Left Forum on Thomas Paine 1 hr, 23 min (tags)

BookTV going back more than ten years is an incredible resource turning life into an open door. The future could be open and dynamic, sharing work and exchanging roles, as cloud workers and dream catchers!

Précis de la tyrannie ou les 64 bourgeoisies (tags)

Différents aspects des bourgeoisies...

The ‘Asian Century’ and ASEAN integration: contradictions and challenges (tags)

Talk given by Sonny Melencio, Chairperson of Partido Lakas ng Masa-Philippines (PLM), during the Socialist Alliance Conference in Sydney, Australia on June 7, 2014

Asia-Pacific Left activists say 'No to another coup in Thailand!' (tags)

May 23, 2014 - We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the latest coup d’état staged by Thai military under the leadership of Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Notes on Repostings at LA Indymedia (tags)

Test Posting

Paraphysique des droites (tags)

Je ne suis ni de droite, ni de droite...

Pacifica Exe Director position is in confusion still putting KPFK at risk (tags)

Pacifica is in broken shape, in at least two separate pieces: The Executive Directorship is allocated to 2 people by at least 2 groups. One is Summer Reese, [ a long time PNB chair and member, and she was contractually hired after many months working as interim ED ] and the other is Bernard Duncan, former KPFK general manager [ who claimed to be going to NZ to be with his girlfriend and he left his KPFK position months before his contract was up.]

Armenian Homes in Kessab Looted, Occupied (tags)

Two thousand Syrian Armenians find safety in Latakia; International and Local organizations providing support

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?

Paraphysique des cerveaux nazifiés (tags)

Le capital ne permet aucune vie, le capital tous les jours, nous chie...

Akbayan: the Philippines' New Left at 16 (tags)

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello's closing remarks at Akbayan’s 16th Anniversary Event, Buffet International Cuisine, Quezon City, Jan 30, 2014

Taking over public areas by homeless means overuse not moderate fair-share-use (tags)

Homeless folk are wanting their own bill of rights, it is noted. And yet the actual difference between those without inside living spaces to reside within and the others who find some way to share space, rent space, trade for space, and thus live indoors may be one of more than money they have available for rent. The sharing of public park spaces, or sand, sidewalk spaces with those who Reside there [live in the public spaces and thus do not share those spaces] and those who want to just temporarily sit or enjoy that space for a short time seems to be in conflict.

An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End (tags)

There has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end.

Inside the paranoid Maoist cults of 1970s Britain (tags)

The couple accused in the case of alleged “domestic slavery” in London were reportedly the leaders of a tiny Maoist sect, the Workers’ Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought, which had gone “underground” in the late 1970s. To understand how the Workers’ Institute ended up so far off the radar, we need to understand where they came from – the strange world of radical Maoist politics in 1970s London.

Paraphysique de la réaction (tags)

Les nombreux visages de la réaction...

Reggae Bar: A Punk Story (tags)

Almost every often and awhile, from 2008 sometimes nervous that the restos would over-reserve, thinking that Pat Benatar or Screw Driver was boozing around the area where a reggae bar was located. Too many visitors and standbyers were around the vicinity, so cheering when some of them like unsocialized rapport or a crying baby in a city that never trust. Just like a night of the living dead when you turn on the radio and it’s not Friday, that you were deceived by a beggar. A lots of Germans come around here since last month and until now, near Remedios Circle in Malate Manila, beside that thirty-seven floor skyscraper along the road directing the mall to Padre Faura, abounding around the stretch of the avenue are some other foreigners of different nationalities. The reggae bar in the city, the wooden walls with native designs on it and the unleveled flooring gave the aspects of it the abberance but explicity and half open to the road as cars run by the front. The people are adjusted behaving very comely, drinking beer made in the Philippines or sometimes tequilla as it is served by shots, with toast’ regularly requested by New Zealanders and Iranians. Mito Paling, a German immigrant usually stopover babbling with his grandfather who used to wonder about him when esteeming for a hardcore band named Septic Tank and that saying “nevermind the Sex Pistols here comes Talkative Lampshades”. Hopped out from the taxi and staring from the pavement, bathed so lovely like a vicious hooker, Mito looked very agitated while seeking for a possible CNN reporter or some kind of cybercop volunteer that would fix his curiousity. More bourgeois men steps back and fourth on the thin concrete path, rocks around along, others overlooking from the left or from the right surveying empty tables and chairs. Some of them were malicious on women craving for thirst. Some are crustcore like Mito, accidentally or traditionally accessing to the scene where nobody ever knows or ever mentioned about the fad. The German ordered another round for his friends but his bonafide sincere conviction suggests a slamdance flicking gag that almost reminds of the 1986 rumored gigs, that he’s 42 years old.

Egypt’s Revolution After the Smoke Clears (tags)

In times of crisis people strive for easy answers to complex situations. In Egypt this has resulted in absurdly digestible sound bites, where one side is labeled “good”(the Muslim Brotherhood), the other “bad” (the army), and the revolution as a whole is condemned as an atrocity. But the situation in Egypt is especially contradictory, and untying the social-political knots of the revolution requires avoiding pre-packaged catchphrases.

Israeli Pillar of Cloud War Crimes (tags)

Israel

Counter-Currents on the Run! (tags)

The Circle Ansuz Bay Area Leidang has been actively pursuing Counter-Currents Publishing for the last several months. We have recently learned they are claiming to have left the Bay Area and have moved to San Diego, CA.

“Contractors” at Boston Marathon Stood Near Bomb, Left Before Detonation (tags)

“Contractors” at Boston Marathon Stood Near Bomb, Left Before Detonation Seen across street after blasts talking with FBI bomb squad. Who were they? What were they and the FBI doing?

Detroit Symbolizes America's Decline (tags)

class war

Israelis Want Out (tags)

Israel

Idiot Game (tags)

Capitalism or private property is not the cause but the product, the result, the necessary consequence of alienated labor. No person needs 400 times his neighbor. They play even if it ruins them. It is high time for the left to pull the motivation plug.

Returning to California (tags)

Regrettably leaving the east coast radical frontlines.

A Pretty Good Election, but the Right Still Rules (tags)

The November 6, 2012 election turned out fairly well for progressives — from Barack Obama retaining the presidency to a true Left-wing Democrat like Bob Filner winning for Mayor of San Diego — but the Right is still strong. The issue agendas and terms of discussion continue to be dictated by an increasingly militant Right wing and America's pathetic, ill-organized remnant of a Left no longer has the power to put pressure on the political system for progressive reforms the way it did in the 1890's, 1930's and 1960's.

Du Larzac à Notre-Dame-des-Landes (tags)

Quand la société spectaculaire marchande techno-industrielle, teste les populations...

Philippines - Ranking Red exec named party-list third nominee (tags)

The Anakpawis party-list announced on Monday that it was adding the name of Randall Echanis, a political consultant of the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF), as its third nominee, a move which observers say could hasten the integration of the extreme left into the political mainstream.

There are no national solutions for Greece, or any other country (tags)

In what can be interpreted as a dry run for other countries, financiers intend to reduce Greece to a vassal state that has no control over its finances, with its tax revenues used to pay banks instead of for government functions.

Freedom without Equality is Only Half Freedom (tags)

Social security guaranteed by welfare state institutions ensures security and freedom. Security is one of those resources that guarantees autonomy. Whoever can lead life free from anxiety is freer. Material privileges lead to a privileged access to power. Wealthy lobbies can buy laws today and normal citizens feel cut off.

America's Right-Wing Reinterprets the Crisis (tags)

A state is not a hardware store. It must contract debts in crisis times. Four years after the collapse of the US economy, the republicans send a former investment banker into the race who stands for a policy that got us into the real messThe right-wing was very successful in changing the discourse.

Libya and Syria: When Anti-Imperialism Goes Wrong (tags)

Reflexive opposition to Uncle Sam’s machinations abroad is generally a good thing. It is a progressive instinct that progressively declined in the 1990s, as presidents Bush Sr. and Clinton deftly deployed the U.S. military to execute “humanitarian” missions in Somalia, Haiti, and the Balkans and progressively increased in the 2000s, as Bush Jr. lurched from quagmire to disaster in transparent empire-building exercises in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Rights of Bicyclists on U.S. Interstates in California and Beyond (tags)

Bicycles have the same rights to public roadways as do motor vehicles, and bicycles should be allowed anywhere on the U.S. interstate system if they so choose. Preventing bicyclists from using the interstate system safely and at their own discretion by issuing outrageous tickets ($200.00) violates the U.S. Constitution right to unrestricted travel.

Anti-Iranian Propaganda (tags)

anti-war

La fin de l'humanité (tags)

L'argent est le vecteur de l'inhumanité...

Philippines: Annoying P-Noy (tags)

Because the Reds have time and again failed to sell to the majority of Filipinos their offered prescriptions to our national problems, they’ve resorted to all sorts of gimmicks in order to get our attention.

Democrats Are Not Evil (tags)

Whatever we think of the Democratic Party, like it or not, in the current political emergency, we are going to HAVE to align with them and vote for every Democrat on the ballot over every Republican — not because the Democrats are that progressive but because the Republicans plan a sweeping Right-wing revolution comparable to the changes Germany went through when Hitler took power in 1933, and the Democratic Party is one essential vehicle we will need to use to stop them.

Election 2012- Former Green Governor Candidate Endorses Stewart Alexander for President (tags)

Deacon Alexander has agreed to assist Alexander’s presidential campaign in Los Angeles and throughout California. Alexander’s campaign is presently seeking volunteers who are ready to help build a left progressive movement for working people. Stewart Alexander says, “I am glad to have the ‘Deacon’ on board.”

The Deadline Passes at Occupy LA (tags)

The police adhered to their statement that Solidarity Park would not be raided before sunrise. Although, they made their presence known via noisy helicopters overhead shinning lights down on us. (For some photographers, this extra light was helpful.)

Occupy the Machine- Together we can halt the destruction of our only home (tags)

Our planet is dying, and there is no mistaking the cause... Industrial civilization must me confronted as the machine of death that it truly is. The Occupy Movement has the makings of a revolutionary struggle, but it will only succeed if we can properly align our actions with an honest assessment of the predicament we face.

Beyond Possessive Individualism (tags)

Shrinking the financial sector and abandoning neoliberal myths are vital to prevent the next crisis. The authors, German Young Socialists in their 30s, decry the myths that incomes are just, self-interest leads to public interest and economics and politics are separate.

America's Media War on OWS (tags)

OWS

The Way Forward for Occupy Portland (tags)

In Portland, Oregon, all the promise and pitfalls of the Occupy Movement are on public display. Portland is second only to New York when it comes to sustained Occupy power, but in a newly born social movement strength is not something to take for granted. The vast amounts of public support in Portland, earned through large demonstrations and strategic outreach, can be frittered away by the internal contradictions of the movement.

Beyond the Occupation (tags)

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

National Lawyers Guild Assists Anonymous (tags)

The NLG has published a website for "Anons"

Dangerous Unexploded Ordnance Left Behind at Former US Military Bases in the Philippines (tags)

Unexploded ordnance (UXO) recently found in Clark and Subic, Philippines, the sites of former US military installations in the Philippines. A local villager found a live mortar in his backyard. UXO and toxic wastes continue to peril children and families in the Philippines.

NATO Style Liberation (tags)

anti-war

Tea Party America and How to Fight It (tags)

The recent debate in Washington, D.C. over raising the debt ceiling has underscored just how totally the radical Right in general and the "Tea Party" in particular have taken over America's political debate and the economic and social consciousness of a majority of Americans. The remnant of a Left that still survives in America can only fight back if it first realizes, like a rehab patient, that we've "hit bottom" and then musters the kind of internal and external discipline it will take to mount an effective counter-attack. Instead of critiquing ourselves in public, we need to settle our differences behind closed doors, present an image of rock-solid unity to the outside world and get rid once and for all of the insanity of "consensus decision-making."

U.S. Election 2012: Alexander Wants Billy Wharton as W.H. Chief of Staff (tags)

U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander notes that Billy Wharton is his choice for White House Chief of Staff because ?he is for the people.? As Co-Chairperson for the Socialist Party USA, Wharton has demonstrated strong leadership mobilizing the left to stop cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Recently, Wharton spoke-out against raising the U.S. debt ceiling and has spoken against cutting U.S. debt on the backs of working people. Wharton has been a national leader in defense of education and has been an out-spoken critic of U.S. military aggression.

The Crisis of Financial Market Capitalism as a Challenge for the Left (tags)

The crisis of neoliberal financial market capitalism broke out in its center and has one central systemic cause. This crisis was triggered by the independence of the financial sphere... A solidarity mixed economy, democracy and peace are alternatives.

KADAFI IS PASSED, NEXT REGIME TO BE DROPPED IS IT OF SAUDI ARABIA (tags)

To read and to think.

KPFK STANDS ON EDGE OF ABYSS: CONSPIRACY FANATIC A GM FINALIST (tags)

KPFK is one of the left’s few major assets in Southern California, and now that asset may be under serious threat.

LULA AND THE SAD RESTART OF BRAZIL (tags)

Brazil that the USA created with the coup d'état of 1964 continues alive and assets.

Israel's Knesset Targets Leftist Organizations (tags)

targeting dissent

The Nation joins the campaign against Julian Assange (tags)

“Feminist opinion—as the Assange case and the Polanski affair before it have demonstrated—has become one of the means of legitimizing the suppression of nonconformists and political dissidents, and of changing the subject from the great social issues, above all, class oppression and social inequality, to stale and self-pitying concerns. Those supervising the attack against Assange are no doubt congratulating themselves on its clever design. Mounting it in the guise of a campaign against the sexual molestation of women… how else could such a filthy operation, with its threat of a sweeping assault on democratic rights, be mounted and even legitimized today? The powers that be know the Pollitts of this world, and the Nation. The magazine’s editor, Katrina vanden Heuvel, is, after all, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a leading ruling class think tank whose membership has included numerous CIA directors, along with dozens of US generals and admirals.”

CORPORATE MEDIA IS COMING TO HOME (tags)

Capital’s most severe crisis in seventy years ought to be a moment of significant opportunity for the left. But as the right mobilizes disgruntled Americans via its vast radio, television, web, and print empires, the one mass medium available to the left is driving out its best and brightest.

France: More strikes, opposition to social austerity (tags)

"At Université Lyon-2, students gathered to vote on future action and protest the detention of demonstrators at Corbas prison, according to an account in Lyon-Capitale. They criticized the unions and also bourgeois “left” parties such as the Socialist Party (PS) and its presumed 2012 presidential candidate, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Strauss-Kahn is currently the head of the International Monetary Fund, where he pressed for massive austerity policies and wage cuts to be imposed on Greek workers in exchange for an IMF bailout, during this spring’s Greek debt crisis. One Lyon student said: “We’re in the street because we have had enough of Sarkozy. We had had enough of [ex- President Jacques] Chirac before and we will have had enough of Strauss-Kahn.... What we do not want anymore is Sarkozy, capitalism, and globalization.”

Interpreting Jon Stewart's Politics (tags)

Any criticism of Jon Stewart must begin with enthusiastic praise: his Daily Show is where millions of people go for important news that is purposely ignored by the mainstream media. Consequently, both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have become icons of the political Left. During the Bush administration, their shows highlighted the lies and hypocrisies used to engage in foreign wars while destroying the civil liberties in the United States; Colbert's speech at the White House Correspondence dinner - with Bush present - will go down in history as a moment of great courage and confrontation between a satiric comedian and a war criminal.

Democrats or Alternative Parties? SUF Debates the Question (tags)

Work within the Democratic Party or start alternative parties of our own? It’s a debate American progressives have been having since the 1890’s (though until the 1930’s there was the option of working within the Republican Party as well) and the progressive disappointment with the Obama administration was pervasive when San Diego’s Socialist Unity Forum (SUF) met to discuss the question Sept. 19. But so was fear of the “Tea Party” movement — ostensibly independent but supporting and invigorating the Right wing of the Republican Party — and concern that abandoning the Democrats now is unnecessarily divisive and harmful.

Fidel says Bin Laden is CIA (tags)

It is cool to say conspiracy theory is nonsense if you are on the Left. But what if one of the Left's leading heros endorses it?

BRAZILIAN SUICIDAL LEFT (tags)

Political Party that confronts the prejudices of most is buried in the urns.

OC Judge Allows Batterer to Terminate Victim's life (tags)

Orange County family law judge rewards batterer as victim is left to die

Dr. Steve Best on "The Left, Capitalism, and Animal Rights" (tags)

This is an excerpt of Jon Hoch interviewing Dr. Steven Best on April 29, 2010. To hear the entire interview, please see: http://negotiationisover.com/2010/05/11/an-interview-with-dr-steven-best-the-left-capitalism-and-animal-rights/

The mainstream band RATM others like them are workers (tags)

The mainstream band RATM others like them are workers

Finally Some Action in the Kegan Hearing: The Dec. of Independence and the Constitution (tags)

Tom Coburn raised the most obvious yet undiscussed issue in American government and law: does the Declaration of Independence form part of American Law?

Dealing with PSL and ANSWER #1 (tags)

Harassing messages from PSL/ANSWER people

US SENATE REPLENISHES LUMP SUM FUNDS FOR FILVETS (tags)

The US Senate has voted to use part of the savings from federal construction projects to replenish the nearly-depleted Filipino Veterans Equity Fund. The Senate voted 60-35 to use $67 million out of an estimated $103 million in savings allocated to the Department of Veterans Affairs to help the aging Filipino veterans. President Obama signed last year a Congress bill that set aside $198 million from the economic stimulus fund for the Filipino veterans. That amount was computed on the assumption that only 18,000 Filipino World War II veterans were left in the US and the Philippines. The fund would pay $15,000 for Filipino veterans living in the US, and $9,000 for those living in the Philippines.

Philippines: Marcos Jr suffers selective amnesia - Akbayan Party (tags)

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr must be suffering from selective amnesia. In a recent TV show, he staunchly defended his father against charges of gross human rights violations given the fact that his father was never indicted for human rights.

Nazis Hold Rally At Los Angeles City Hall (tags)

Out of Shape National Socialists Enrage and Unify Los Angeles Anti Racist Factions / photo Set 1 of 1

Defeat in Victory: The Democrat's Health Care Bill (tags)

What looks like a big victory for Obama and the Democrats may be their greatest undoing. It’s true that the passage of Obama’s health care bill represents a significant political victory for the Democrats. But sometimes a battle won could equal a lost war. It’s telling that Obama had so much trouble in getting his own party to pass the bill on a simple majority basis: the bill was so blatantly watered down with the corporate hose that anyone with their name attached to it feared future electoral doom.

~ STATE OF TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY TOO CHEAP TO SAVE POSSIBLE INNOCENT MANS LIFE ??? (tags)

Texas death row inmate's final request: DNA testing. His odds look poor, but a murder convict hopes the Supreme Court makes Texas put off his execution. March 19, 2010|By David G. Savage Reporting from Washington (LA TIMES) — Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner, convicted of murdering his girlfriend and her two sons 16 years ago, has only one request before he is executed next week.

Worse than a crime – The electoral politics of the NDF and the CPP in the Philippines (tags)

The year 2010 has begun and we already know what’s going to be the most unlikely election coalition of the year. The legal National-Democratic (ND) movement of the Philippines, politically aligned with the underground Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines, has made an alliance with multimillionaire Manuel ‘Manny’ Bamba Villar Jr. and indirectly with Marcos’ admiring son, Ferdinand ’Bongbong’ Marcos jr.

Ron Paul victory causes panic on neocon Right, Obama-ite Left (tags)

Ron Paul victory causes panic on neocon Right, Obama-ite Left

Dump the Health Insurance Bill (tags)

With the death of the “public option,” the Medicare buy-in and everything else in the proposed health insurance “reform” bill that might actually serve the public good, the bill is now nothing more than a giant, $1 trillion-plus corporate welfare program for the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Its meager promises of reform in the way the health insurance industry does business — no total caps on coverage or exclusion of “pre-existing conditions” — are likely to be flouted in practice. The progressive community made a serious mistake by not staging their own protests and disrupting Congressional town-hall meetings to demand single-payer and other progressive reforms — and as a result it will be the Republican Party and the Right in general which will reap the benefit of the putrid piece of corporate welfare the Democrats are trying to palm off on the American people as “health reform.”

J Street—Progressives or Propagandists? (tags)

Follow up article to previous J-street piece

Two Anniversaries: Berlin and Seattle (tags)

November 2009 was not only the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall — an historical milestone reported to death by the corporate media — it was also the anniversary of an event the corporate media chose to ignore: the 10th anniversary of the mass protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle in November and December 1999. The challenge for radicals and progressives today is not only to revitalize the spirit of Seattle but to take back the initiative in an era in which the biggest and most confrontational mass actions are being staged by the "teabag" Right.

MK ULTRA, NSM, SPLC; Working to Stifle Debate! (tags)

This is a critique of the Riverside rally, discrediting BOTH the NSM neo-Nazis as CIA "puppets" AND the "antifa" disrupters as SPLC "puppets", based upon their response of spitting and bullying, that only strengthens the resolve of the NSM to return. Additional critique of laimc deleting comments excessively without providing links. Censorship is the last resort of cowards!!

Germany: The Calm Before the Storm (tags)

"The Left must become a catalyst of resistance to the crisis in order to gain strength. Impoverishment does not make anyone enlightened. Despair and anger do not necessarily lead to progressivism. People may be just as likely to give up...."

HARSH RIGHT AND MERCANTILE LEFT (tags)

Chronicle of a shit country.

115 signatures in 4 hours at farmers market (tags)

Saturday morning farmers market + 4 hours = 115 signatures on CCI Petition to legalize marijuana

Fletcher Rallies Progressive Crowd to Fight the Right (tags)

The leaflet advertising author and former labor educator Bill Fletcher's talk September 13 in Balboa Park promised a considerably more optimistic speech than the one he actually gave. Stunned by the mass demonstration in Washington, D.C. by radical-Right opponents of President Obama's supposedly "socialist" agenda, Fletcher gave a strongly worded warning to his Leftist audience that unless the American Left organizes now, not only to fight the Right but to appeal to the hearts and minds of ordinary Americans, the movement he called "Right-wing populism" — talk radio, Fox news, the "teabag" protests and the thug-like disruption of Congressmembers' town-hall meetings on health reform — will sweep the country and consign all progressive movements and any part of distributive justice and a social-welfare state to oblivion.

Beyond Market and State (tags)

In a "post-democracy," the interests of global corporations prevail with the continuing facade of democratic institutions and procedures. Interest in politics in the population is very low. Criticism of neoliberalism brings together many movements and groups.

R.I.P. Ted Kennedy: The Senate’s Last Liberal (tags)

The mainstream media’s eulogies for the late Senator Ted Kennedy predictably focused on his success as a deal-maker, pushing a liberal agenda but in ways that compromised and often won the support of Republicans and conservatives. But Kennedy’s deals were based on the existence of a Republican party that, despite its different priorities from the Democrats, still believed in government as a force for the public good. Today’s nihilistic, Right-wing dominated Republican Party no longer believes in government as anything but a repressive instrument for benefiting the rich and enforcing the discipline of “the Market” on working people both domestically and abroad who dare to challenge the imperatives of lassiez-faire capitalism. What the times call for are tough, no-nonsense progressive resistance to the bipartisan Market agenda, not support of capitalist politicians promoted as “pragmatists” in the corporate media.

Reinventing No Child Left Behind (tags)

Obama plans to privatize public education

NEW NATIONAL CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS (tags)

Announcing its intention to challenge the Democrats and Republicans in 2010, a national organizing effort to build a new electoral party of the left has announced its interim leadership and basic unity statement. Debra Reiger of Sacramento, who also serves as North State Organizer of the Peace and Freedom Party, is the Interim Chair of the National Organizing Continuations Committee (NOCC). The committee was empowered to coordinate the multi-state effort at the National Organizing Conference held on August 1 in San Francisco. The Interim Secretary is Georgia Williams of Fresno, who also serves as Secretary of the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee.

The Political Situation and the Independent Left (tags)

Presentation by Stewart Alexander to PFP National Organizing Conference San Francisco, California August 1, 2009

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.."

Iran's Coming Revolution: For Civil Rights or Beyond? (tags)

Simplifying the events in Iran as yet another attempt at a U.S. financed “color revolution” is shortsighted, to say the least. But this is the shallow position many on the left are taking. Fortunately, millions of people partaking in mass demonstrations cannot be reduced to “mere puppets” of Uncle Sam — they have aspirations of their own and ways to achieve them. It is possible that the U.S. played a role in the events leading up to the massive protests in Iran, since the U.S.-sponsored color revolution formula is well known: a pro-western opposition candidate creates political instability — usually around election time — and uses the demonstrators who support them, who are funneled money through the C.I.A., to help topple the existing regime.

Yet another blatant betrayal by heads of organized Labor in San Francisco (tags)

SEIU 1021 members voted down a concessionary contract because they were "confused". The higher up the Union ladder you go the more contemptuous of workers you become.

The IMF and Romania: A Road Less Travelled (tags)

IMF policies have left shattered economies.

The Silent Majority Squeaks (tags)

It promised to be a revolution in the making.

The Crisis of Finance Market Capitalism as a Challenge for the Left (tags)

"The problems we face today cannot be solved with the minds that created them" (Albert Einstein).

Memories Of Madison - My Life In The New Left (tags)

"The Young Republicans were all dressed up—men in suits and ties, women in dresses—and looked like they were attending a business meeting at the country club. Even though the Young Republicans were all white and most of them came from Wisconsin, I can’t say that I related to them much. But I felt even more alien at the meeting of the antiwar committee. The attendees were dressed in a much more Bohemian style and there was a lot of intense talk about politics. And they were Jewish."

GERMANY: Oscar Lafontaine on the Financial Markets (tags)

"The present crisis cannot be overcome without a regulation of the financial markets.. When banks are given billions through the so-called bank bailout and these billions disappear somewhere, that is a misappropriation or embezzlement of tax funds.."

he revolution delayed: 10 years of Hugo Chávez’s rule (tags)

* A translation of a March 2008 interview conducted by the French anarchist Charles Reeve with two members of the El Libertario group www.nodo50.org/ellibertario in Caracas, the nation’s capital, which offers some stark insights into the reality of the situation.

Philippines: New left party formed (tags)

More than 1000 people, including 920 elected delegates, attended the inaugural congress of Power of the Masses Party (PLM) on January 30.

Neoliberal Definitional Power (tags)

"What is central is ending the constant expropriation of employees, not the expropriation of entrepreneurs." Market fundamentalists stylize every tax as expropriation as though they had no responsibility for paying for roads, schools, health care, police, fire departments and water-food supervision.

The Long Night (tags)

a long night

Between the Minutes: Scenes from a KPFA board meeting (tags)

There's an authoritarian left, and there's a democratic left. KPFA's Local Station Board is where the twain meet, but not always in good faith.

Give Your Children the Gift of Truth this Christmas (tags)

Santa is for the rich. Kill Santa.

Ten Suggestions for Leftist Engagement in 2008 (tags)

can we grow together, people can coexist. Diversity is not a threat

Friday (12/19): reports from Greece (tags)

Another day in the streets. Big solidarity concert in Athens and more protests, most of the peaceful.

You Tube: Neoliberalism and the State (tags)

The ruling bloc rediscovered the state to create a welfare state for capital. Neoliberalism is a concrete break from Keynesianism. In the past there was a place for workers in the structures. Neoliberals invested in think tanks and changed how people thought about the state.

Leftist Union Leaders Assassinated in Venezuela (tags)

On November 27, three leftist union leaders in the Venezuelan state of Aragua – Richard Gallardo, Luis Hernández and Carlos Requena – were gunned down by an assassin. The murder came hours after the unionists had led a workers occupation of a Colombian-owned milk plant which had been brutally broken up by state police. All three were leaders of the UNT (National Workers Union) and of the USI (Socialist Left Unity), a party which has opposed attempts by the government of Hugo Chávez to impose state control of labor, and has fought the rightist opposition backed by imperialism. They may have been murdered by assassins hired by the Colombian company, by elements connected to the police of outgoing state governor, a former Chávez ally, or by supporters of a current official of the governing United Socialist Party. In any case, despite Chávez’ socialist rhetoric, the reality of the bourgeois Bolivarian “revolution” in Venezuela today is that leftist unionists are murdered while the forces of capitalist state repression back up the bosses. While many leftists have called on the Chávez government to investigate, Trotskyists call for organizing workers defense guards and imposing workers control of production. Venezuela today is stuck at a crossroads. Building a Bolshevik-type workers party based on Trotsky’s program of permanent revolution is key.

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.

Damning the Flood (tags)

A brilliant review of a new book on Haiti.

Obama and the Economy (tags)

The economy elected Barack Obama President, and it will make or break his administration. Right now it seems likely to break it, as Obama's announced appointees to staff his government come almost exclusively from the moderate administration of Bill Clinton, thereby assuring the ruling class that "change you can believe in" means "change the rich and powerful won't have to worry about." Without a mass Left movement on the order of the socialists and communists who in the 1930's pushed Franklin Roosevelt to the Left, Obama's Presidency is likely to be yet another suck-up to corporate America and its anti-labor, anti-environment, anti-worker "free trade" agenda.

Germany | Day of Action for the militant group trial (tags)

DECENTRALISED Action DAY for the militant group trial 13th 2008 Get involved with your own actions on the day of decentralised actions for the Militant Group Trial.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.22 (tags)

"This is more 'Groundhog Day' than a fresh start."

Offe's Paradox (tags)

Klaus Offe, a left thinker, once proposed Offe's paradox, the idea that"while capitalism cannot coexist with, neither can it exist without the welfare state." Canada has done better than some countries in protecting social welfare. The welfare state is not dead; what is dead is econ security.

6th Annual Indigenous People Panel Discussion (tags)

Theme: Impact of National and Geopolitical Events and Trends on Indigenous People (In the area of Education, Medicine, Social, Human Rights and Rights for Self determination)

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.

E-Book of Tarpley's "Obama: Postmodern Coup The Making of a Manchurian Candidate (tags)

This book exposes Obama, but it does so from a standpoint that is fundamentally different from almost all other critical studies seen so far. The basic thesis shared by the authors of this book is that Obama is a right-winger, an elitist, a creature of Wall Street, and a deeply troubled personality, running far to the right of his main opponent, Sen. Clinton, on all major issues, including the two critical areas of economics and foreign policy.

Nightmare on LRH Street -- Anonymous Oct 18 (tags)

BRAINS! Must eat brains!

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.

The U.S. Economy on FIRE (tags)

The current U.S. economic crisis didn't start a few years ago when banks and financial institutions started selling "subprime" real estate loans to high-risk borrowers and then repackaging them as "mortgage-backed securities." It began in the early 1970's as a result of a long-term plan by America's major corporations and business leaders to drive down workers' wages and extract more surplus value — and the workers' response, which was to take on more debt. Any real solution that benefits working people cannot be instituted until the power of the corporate rich over the political system is broken.

Growth and Social Justice: Joseph Stiglitz (tags)

The trickle-down economy does not function. The left understands the market and rhe role the market can and should play in the economy. The right doesn't understand either. The Bush administration is nothing but the old corporatism in a new garment.

Michael Meiring mark 2?: Ken Haywood and the bombings in Ahmadebad (tags)

People may recall the curious case of Michael Meiring, who in 2002 was found to have had a bomb in his hotel room in Mindanao Philippines. It blew up and he was sent to hospital before being spirited away by the FBI. Now meet Kenneth Haywood

ITALY. WHY DON'T WE USE THE GYPSY BOYS AS SLAVES? (tags)

Racist Italy goes over the limit and through the words of the Rome Police Prefect comes up with an aberrant proposal: why don’t we use teenage Roma boys as “little slaves”?

KPFK needs to update and keep website relevant & current (tags)

KPFK website is outdated, except for what the promotions the station wants to profit from. But information about it's doing is vacant and ancient .

SPLC exaggerates hate groups to justify funding (tags)

Whenever a report of a hate group is picked up by the SPLC, we can bet that it will be magnified out of proportion from the actual existing threat. By drumming up fear of organized racists, the SPLC justifies it's current role of spying on anti-globalization activists..

Gabriela in Japan to probe alleged rape of Filipina (tags)

Gabriela party-list Representative Liza Maza flew to Japan Wednesday to pursue a “quest for justice” for a Filipina migrant worker allegedly raped by a US soldier in southern Okinawa. Maza, who leads a mission team from the women party-list group, left at 7 a.m. with the mother of the 22-year-old Filipina, identified only as Hazel. “We are sending the team off with a message to Hazel that Filipinos are behind her in her fight for justice,” Gabriela spokesperson Joms Salvador said shortly after the plane carrying the team left. “We want Hazel to know that Filipinos will not tolerate the abuse of Filipinas by US soldiers notwithstanding the Philippine government's seeming connivance with the US military to write off this travesty,” she said.

Spiritual Counsel (tags)

Spirituality is a new consciousness and allegiance based on interedependence, a way of resistance to militarism and greed. Resistance is part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies. As carrots and beans grow together, people can coexist. Diversity is not a threat.

Ian Masters on a Rampage (tags)

With the station disintegrating, Ian Master takes time out to answer a listener's concern by disrespecting the station's programming, fellow staff members, and station volunteers.

9th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day Prayer Vigil (tags)

The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day: Mobilizaing Communities for the Elimination of design, manufacture, use and proliferation of Weapon of Mass Destruction

True to form, the Goodmans provide a fig leaf for the Democrats (tags)

Article from wsws questions Amy Goodman for providing pro-war Democrats an excuse and letting them off easy for tagging along with GW Bush and their continued funding for the Iraq war..

HEALING DIVAS TO HOLD L.A. SHOWCASE (tags)

A performance salon on Saturday, May 3 and workshops on Sunday, May 4 introduce L.A. to the beautiful healing tones of The Healing Divas in concert and on their new CD.

The Political Rape of the Navajo (tags)

As a result, the people have become so demoralized with political misrepresentation they don’t even try to stop it from happening. Double-tongued fraud and deceit has become normal operating procedure for these disreputable elected politicians.

Comment in the media: Sofia, EU Fails Against Theft and ‘Poaching’ of Roaming Animals (tags)

Comment in the Sofia Echo, a Bulgarian weekly in English language

The crisis of Kenya and the hypocrisy of the WSF (tags)

*A member of the collective editorship of the Venezuelan publication El Libertario (www.nodo50.org/ellibertario, in Spanish & English) exposes the inconsistencies of the bureaucracy that manipulates the World Social Forum through a reading of their evasive silence with regards to the tragedy that Kenya is experiencing today.

Communist Party of the Philippines pursues a violent course against its left opponents (tags)

In the Philippines, one of the poorest countries in Asia, 40 percent of the people live in poverty. Conditions there have sparked a large radical movement, heavily repressed by the government.

Ron Paul and the Left (tags)

A Slippery Slope?

9/11 truth activists should mob Cockburn (tags)

Known left gatekeeper and 9/11 truth "debunker" Alex Cockburn now is attempting to debunk global warming "hysteria" at a forum in SF. Just wonder how many 9/11 "wingnuts" will be forcibly removed from this propaganda fest?

5th Annual Panel Discussion: The State of the Indigenous People of North America (tags)

Basic rights of indigenous communities, including the right to land and to cultural identity - in the use of language, education and the administration of justice - are systematically violated (Amnesty International Report 2002). Native American men residing in South Dakota fare the worst, on average living only to age 58 while whites live longer to age 79 (Times, Sept. 25, 2006).

Kozol Rips "No Child Left Behind" in San Diego (tags)

Educator and activist Jonathan Kozol spoke at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego October 8 and ripped the "No Child Left Behind" law, with its agenda of standardized high-stakes testing, militaristic regimentation of the classroom and veiled racism in its assumption of children of color learn "differently' from whites and therefore must be taught less imaginatively.

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheime (tags)

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheimer & Walt book)

The Parrot and the President (tags)

Which one was smarter?

Big explosion from a little bit of fertilizer (tags)

A truck carrying ammonium nitrate blew up, killing at least 28 people and injuring about 150, and left a 10- by 40-foot crater in the road.

Bush on Vietnam (tags)

There they go - off to war - where we never went.

SOS/Minutemen in Long Beach (tags)

A handful of SOS and Minutemen faithful showed up on the corner of 7th and Atlantic in Long Beach to protest the sanctuary given to Liliana, a 29 year old immigrant from Mexico by St. Luks Episcopal Church.

8th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day Prayer Vigil (tags)

Join us for the 8th Annual Prayer Vigil The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day Mobilization of Communities for the Elimination of design, manufacture, use and proliferation of Weapon of Mass Destruction

"Democratic" Greek police caught on video, torturing detainees (tags)

ATHENS: Police torturers remain unpunished

A Call For A Nationwide General Strike! (tags)

Shut It All Down! A Call For A Nationwide General Strike!

Down With Police Terror Against the Anti-G8 Demonstrators! (tags)

Protest statement regarding the police attack against the anti-G8 demonstrators in Germany.

CNN Debate with "Fairytale Candidates"! (tags)

So America heres your answered prayer,your solution to and your salvation from the 8 year Bush/Cheney fiasco! Its a new 2008 Democratic Presidency which is going to carry on where Bush and his Neo-Cons left off!

MOBILE DEMONSTRATIONS JUNE 2nd (tags)

Mobile Demo's on behalf of animals starting at 1pm Saturday, June 2nd in Los Angeles.

LAPD tries to crush immigrant rights movement (tags)

No flowers (tags)

The real scandal

Being a Leftist in the 21st Century (tags)

Each spring the Forum convenes the largest gathering in North America of the international Left. With close to one hundred panels and three major cultural events, the Left Forum brings together organizers and intellectuals from across the globe to share ideas.

Global Social Rights versus Neoliberalism (tags)

Building community centers, limiting the power of corporations and reflecting on a basic citizen income are steps to democratization and a positive public spirit.

German anti-G8 Infotour in LA? (tags)

The German anti-G8 Infotour group is doing a 22 City USA Infotour. We have been unsuccessful finding a group in LA to host us, and unless we find one immediately, we will tour from San Diego to Seattle (+ East Coast) with no LA stop. We already have promo material and posters all ready to go to make this tour easy for you to host. It would be sad to miss LA, so please write us right away! Thanks, J Germany

Spc. Doug Barber: One Year After His Tragic Suicide-Unaired Interviews (tags)

Two previously unreleased audio interviews with Spc. Douglas Barber, who served in Iraq with the Ohio National Guard. Released to commemorate the one year anniversary of his suicide due to untreated PTSD and overwhelming mental trauma.

Make Capitalism History (tags)

The iron fist of McDonald Douglas protects the soft fist of McDonalds. Militarism is the back side of capitalism. We must resist normalization of war and militarization of foreign policy. Love for life and the future can change priorities and perspectives.

New Katrina Survivor documentary "Down But Not Out" FREE SCREENING (tags)

Come hear first hand the testimonies and struggles from Katrina Survivors

Left Wing Zionists to the Rescue? (tags)

According to a Salon.com article by Gregory Levey there is a new left leaning lobbying group being set up by the likes of George Soros and Clinton adviser Jeremy Ben-Ami

Direct solidarity with the oppressed and exploited in Oaxaca (tags)

When we read the communiqués sent out by APPO [Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca / Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca] and by all the organizations, collectives and individuals that are today a part of it, including some anarchist companions that innocently follow these shitpile bourgeoisie and authoritarians, we honestly ask ourselves if we are talking about the same thing, or worse yet, if we even co-exist in the same country or if they are narrating to us what occurs in a distant galaxy.

BTL:Latin American Left Continues to Win Electoral Victories (tags)

Interview with Laura Carlson, director of the International Relations Center's America's program, conducted by Scott Harris

BASE (tags)

A group of activists interrupt the mintemen's thanksgiving in Garden Grove, CA and end up being assaulted. Multiple activists were punched and pushed. One was maced.

NEW TIME/PLACE: Protest Israeli PM Olmert in LA (tags)

Protest racist Israeli PM Ehud Olmert in Los Angeles. Olmert is responsible for the deaths of thousands. He helms the apartheid government of Israel.

The very worst President ever. (tags)

Impeach him now.

DEFCON 2 ALERT: CHINESE & RUSSIAN FSB IN SEATTLE -- MOSSAD ACTIVE IN MIAMI (tags)

...This is connected to the Mossad-British MI-6-Russian KGB-9-11 team. Reference Udday Letter to Putin. Click to Read What is significant and dangerous is that it can now be reported that a major contingent of Russian FSB forces have left Canadian military bases in the last three days and flown into Seattle Washington....

How Military Recruiters Pitch to Latinos: PowerPoint Racism (tags)

According to this racializing model, "right-brain" irrational Hispanics, unsuited for "America's system of education," will vote their way into Karl Rove's projected Republican majority, and for decades to come fill the ranks of the lowest echelons of the service sector, the prison system, and the combat units of America's imperial army. Were he alive today Che Guevara, whom a CIA operative once described as "fairly intellectual for a Latin," would undoubtedly be asking progressive Latinos what they plan to do about it.

Dispatch from Ground Zero (4th in a series) (tags)

09/10/06 Protest at the World Trade Center site

From War Against Terror to Anti-Fascist War (tags)

The government only wanted to divert from its failure in the anti-terror battle and cover up the war in a new way.. Fascists nowhere came to power without open support of at least some capital forces.

Mayor Compares ICE Raids to Nazi Germany (tags)

"This reminds me of what I read about Nazi Germany, the Gestapo coming in and yanking people up," Slater said.

Zimbabwe and Pan-African Liberation (tags)

An interview with Netfa Freeman, just returned from Zimbabwe

Lebanon in Context: An Interview with Bilal El-Amine (tags)

The heart of why Israel is such a source of instability and wars in the region is because its very foundation was at the cost of hundreds of thousands of people - Israel was founded on stolen land and it is in continuous confrontation with all of the people around it. We have to find a way of removing that source of friction and aggression and the only way is to address the Palestinian question and all of the outlying problems that have developed from that, including Israel's occupation of Syrian and Lebanese land.

Mexican-American Delegation to meet with Lopez Obrador (tags)

Dr. Armando Navarro Leads Mexican-American Delegation to Mexico, D.F.

The Activist Support Circle: Dealing with Activist Fatigue and Other Problems (tags)

Organizers and participants discuss this monthly gathering in Santa Monica.

Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit (tags)

U.S. foreign policy as seen by those on the receiving end.

Permanent Goodbye to US (tags)

"Sometimes you get your best light from a burning bridge" - Don Henley, "My Thanksgiving" CARACAS - It was about a week before I left the United States forever that I watched Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. tell Charlie Rose something all of us already know in our hearts. "Today," he said, "the United States is hated around the world far worse than it was at the height of the Vietnam War." I remember the Vietnam War. I will never forget it.

Uniting the Liberals, Lefties, and Progressives (tags)

Ever since the classic revolutions that begun the current epoch of ‘democracy’, and more importantly capitalism, there have remained an inherent disunity among those loosely defined as progressives. Why this lack of unity exists, and why our political opponents do not seem to suffer from the same ailment is something worth examining.

The Cruel, Collective Punishment of Lebanon (tags)

Lebanon, which has never fought Israel and has 40 daily newspapers, 42 colleges and universities and hundreds of different banks, is being destroyed by our planes and cannon and nobody is taking into account the amount of hatred we are sowing. In international public opinion, Israel has been turned into a monster, and that still hasn't been calculated into the debit column of this war. Israel is badly stained, a moral stain that can't be easily and quickly removed. And only we don't want to see it.

50 things I've learned about the Arab-Israeli Conflict (tags)

50 things I've learned about the Arab-Israeli Conflict

HUNTER THOMPSON-DR. GONZO-HELP!! (tags)

CAMPAIGN 2006 IS BEYOND FEAR AND LOATHING.

Nous les zonards voyous (riot in the french banlieue 2005) (tags)

We need to understand the reason of the Watts’ riot and what we need to prevent it in the future. Because only if we study and assimilate the Los Angeles’ lesson, drawing the due conclusions, could we hope to keep the unstable social components, which are presently clashing in the United States, under control (Robert Conot, The Watts’ summer, 1967). Prevent the phenomenon? Keep it under control? At present? In the United States? (n+1 editorial staff’s note, 2006).

The Real Reasons for Israel's Invasion of Gaza (tags)

An Experiment in Human Despair

Cat N Fiddle and The Upper Caste Snobs Are Ready To Rumble with MOBILE AUDIT CLUB..report (tags)

A time to point at those pointing there noses in the air. Do you too get tired of economic warfare? We are losing and I am ready to form our political party with a military wing so that I can fly out of this pen, planet W earth and their prison state of the USA and their dominion, those who have invaded and taken the Americas from Americans. Read of Mobile Audit Club's latest adventure and take note. DO NOT THREATEN US OR MESS WITH US. SAUSALITO IS OURS.

Taking Impeachment on the Road (tags)

Impeachment can play a vital role in building resistance to dictatorship, both in the electoral politics and on the street. It’s not an either/or proposition.

AN EYEWITNESS TO THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR (tags)

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEGINNING OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.

THE LEFT'S ISRAEL LOBBY DENIAL As Exemplified by Stephen Zunes, U. of San Francisco (tags)

Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream media, the Left, in general, is good at telling the truth about Israel's oppression of the Palestinians. But the Left's unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role, as one of the most significant obstacles to justice for the Palestinians, in shaping U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East helps to maintain that very policy. Certain Leftists (like Noam Chomsky or Stephen Zunes) actually function as Israel lobby APOLOGISTS and, in that sense, in effect, back door Zionists. It's okay for them to criticize Gentiles who organize (e.g., "Christian Zionists" or Gentiles in the ruling class) for their responsibility in perpetuating the oppression of the Palestinians, but to criticize Zionist Jews (including Jewish neocons) who organize for the same purpose is considered taboo, and for that even some Leftist authorities will label others as "anti-Semitic" – or (as Zunes alternately says) as “_thinking_ like an anti-Semite.” In the past, one used to be labeled “anti-Semitic” for criticizing the state of Israel at all; now, some still call others “anti-Semitic” for criticizing the Israel lobby. See the article:

The International Socialist Organization and the 2006 election (tags)

The International Socialist Organization is holding a conference this weekend in New York City under the slogan “Socialism 2006—Build the Left, Fight the Right.” An examination of the perspective upon which this gathering has been organized, however, makes clear that it is aimed at promoting a “left” variety of bourgeois politics, in the form of the Green Party, which can serve only to divert a mass movement that arises against the right-wing policies of the two major parties and lead it into a political dead end.

The Left's Israeli Lobby Denial (tags)

Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream, the Left is good on telling the truth about the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. But its unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role in shaping American Middle East policy helps to maintain that very policy

THE LESSONS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR (tags)

A REVIEW OF THE WRITINGS OF LEON TROTSKY ON THE SPANISH REVOLUTION, 1931-39

THE LEFT AND THE ISRAEL LOBBY – by Joseph Anderson, Dissident Voice (tags)

Now that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have broken the taboo in the mainstream American media establishment of not only pointing out that the Israel lobby exists, but actually analyzing it from their perspective, the only place that open discussion, analysis and debate about the lobby remain firmly taboo is, ironically, ON THE LEFT! It’s a taboo imposed on the left by certain leftist icons and their suppression – if not censorship – of free expression and debate on this topic in progressive venues (lectures, panels, press or broadcast). Even some Palestinian-Americans have been forced to knuckle under to these leftist icons’ denial of the power of the Israel lobby in exchange for those icons’ or certain progressive/leftist groups’ political support. For example, as of this writing, where is an informed rebuttal to Noam Chomsky's dismissive position on the Lobby or at least an honest, open debate about the lobby on the national radio program Democracy Now? So, I wanted to incisively debunk at least some of the major arguments used by certain Left icons in denying the power and influence of the Israel lobby in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and in suppressing discussion of its power domestically. Now, some people will bring up a red herring list of other possible influences in U.S. Mideast foreign policy to deny my analysis, but here I am dealing with THE ISRAEL LOBBY and how leftist icons respond to that topic. My ultimate position is: whatever our positions on the lobby, do we get to honestly discuss and debate it in formal public settings? Please read more:

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.

The Left and the Israel Lobby (tags)

by Joseph Anderson

a vicious campaign of calumny (tags)

Taking time out from organizing today's visits to the South Central Farm by Ralph Nadar, Peter Camejo, and Donna Warren, Dele Aileman, co-coordinator of the South Central Farmers, issued a statement in response to concerns that African-Americans are not among the Farmers working the land. First, he noted the appearance at the Farm of Danny Glover, Evelyn Knight, and Maxine Waters, the highest ranking government official to walk on the farmland. Then he continued:

FQSN Condemns the Murder of FQS Activist Sotero Llamas of Bicol (tags)

The First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN)-USA vehemently condemns the cold-blooded murder of another former FQS activist, Sotero "Nognog" Llamas from Tabaco, Albay whose name was added to the long list of people "liquidated" by the Arroyo government's death squads. We hold President Arroyo as the head of the cabinet, Norberto Gonzales, Eduardo Ermita and other cabinet members responsible for all of these heinous murders.

Brazil: CONLUTAS congress (tags)

A new setback for the Brazilian and Latin American workers at the hands of the ex-Trotskyist left of the World Social Forum

Micheal O'Riordan. Facing political facts (tags)

Micheal O'Riordan, the leader of the Irish Communist party has just died. He was one of the Irish men who fought in the Spanish civil war against Franco. This gave him a certain aura. In the past ten years he has become a sort of warm and fuzzy symbol for the social democratic left, and the leadership of such outfits as Sinn Fein. The correspondence on Indymedia in Ireland about him is pretty much subservient. What a wonderful and determined man of the left he was; along these lines. In order to bring some balance to the discussion I sent the comments below to Irish Indymedia. I felt that it was necessary to take a stand. It is not acceptable to let the lives of the millions of workers and revolutionaries who were slaughtered by Stalinism to go unmentioned. Nor can it be ignored that Stalinism was a catastrophe in other ways. Its disastrous failure ushered in the new capitalist regimes in the former Stalinist world with all the horrors these are bringing with them.

France: Government launches assault on immigrants (tags)

A demonstration called by a broad alliance of anti-racist organisations has been called in Paris today, assembling at the Place de la République at 2 p.m. The French government has launched a major racist offensive against immigrants. Despite the tenacity and extent of the protest movement against the First Job Contract (CPE—giving employers the right to fire young workers at will), which continued throughout February, March and much of April and witnessed days of action bringing up to 3 million university and high school students and workers onto the streets, the government is continuing its programme of reactionary legislation with the Immigration Bill. This bill, which will greatly increase the social and job insecurity of immigrants, is to be put before parliament May 2, without any disruption in its parliamentary schedule.

This weekend - WORLD WEEK FOR LABORATORY ANIMALS (tags)

WORLD WEEK FOR LABORATORY ANIMALS 2006 CONCLUDES IN LOS ANGELES WITH MOBILE HOME DEMOS

THE CHOMSKY/BLANKFORT POLEMIC - Interview (tags)

Tel-Aviv and Washington are linked in the Middle East. That's a fact. But the importance of this link in Washington's colonial politics is being debated in the anti-imperialist movement. For the US, Jewish, anti-Zionist journalist Jeffrey Blankfort, Israeli influence is central to US policy and the anti-war movement has failed because of its inability to understand the importance of this lobby. Having developed a radical approach to this question, going so far as to deny the energy factor in the war in Iraq, Mr. Blankfort nonetheless opens interesting paths on Zionist influence in the United States. We reproduce an interview he gave to journalist Silvia Cattori.

Report from April 10th march (tags)

Thousands fill Placita Olvera to demand amnesty, rights, and justice for immigrants.

It's Time To Stop the War--on Immigrants! (tags)

The Senate is torn between welcoming undocumented families and turning them into criminals. Immigrant and immigrant-descent communities, the now-awakened giant, forced the Senate to blink. Actions over the next two weeks will determine what the Senate finally does. And in the interim, the progressive Left needs to stand up in massive numbers.

France: As millions protest government attacks, unions signal retreat on “First Job Contra (tags)

An estimated 2 to 3 million striking workers and students demonstrated throughout France yesterday against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” (CPE) legislation, matching the turnout at a similar day of action on March 28. Tuesday’s strikes and protests followed President Jacques Chirac’s announcement last Friday that he had officially ratified the CPE, which permits employers to dismiss young workers without cause during their first two years of employment.

A socialist strategy for workers’ power: the only answer to France’s “First Job Contract” (tags)

The month-long struggle against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” has brought to the fore the fundamental class and political issues facing workers and young people not only in France, but across Europe and internationally. The needs of youth and workers—decent-paying and secure jobs, education, health care, a future without war or repression—are in irreconcilable conflict with the interests of a financial elite who represent a failed political and economic system. This oligarchy of wealth and power is determined to make the working class pay for the crisis of the capitalist system.

IT'S TIME TO THINK BIG AND TAKE POWER IN ISRAEL (tags)

This article looks at the upcoming elections in Israel and what Israel's leaders should say.

February Protests - Calls for Impeachment Increase (tags)

State Senator Alan Bates of Oregon and the San Francisco Rules Committee are recommending impeachment of the Bush Administration.

Israeli influence in Washington: Jeffrey Blankfort interview (a MUST read) (tags)

Tel-Aviv and Washington are linked in the Middle East. That's a fact. But the importance of this link in Washington's colonial politics is being debated in the anti-imperialist movement. For the US, Jewish, anti-Zionist journalist Jeffrey Blankfort, Israeli influence is central to US policy and the anti-war movement has failed because of its inability to understand the importance of this lobby. Having developed a radical approach to this question, going so far as to deny the energy factor in the war in Iraq, Mr. Blankfort nonetheless opens interesting paths on Zionist influence in the United States. We reproduce an interview he gave to journalist Silvia Cattori.

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

Pop goes the tires of the Minutemen in Lake Forest (tags)

Someone popped their tires. A few photos, not a major article, main page of Indymedia not necessary.

The Work Society and the Work Religion (tags)

Work is only a part or fragment of life. Where it becomes everything as a steamroller or religion, it leads to idiotism where social questions and reproduction are ignored.

SOS in Burbank (tags)

The xenophobic media darlings, Save Our State made their scheduled appearance in Burbank to protest the opening of a Day Labor/Temporary Worker Center adjacent to the new Home Depot.

The Other Campaign: Zapatistas Seek United Left (tags)

ZApatistas tour Mexico to unite farmers, workers, and students. EZLN retain armed formations.

Audio: "Don't Talk About Religion or Politics" Talk & Presentation (tags)

MP3 audio recording download of a presentation/talk on art, religion, and politics, by artist/curator Mark Vallen and fellow exhibition artists Poli Marichal, Sergio Hernandez, John Paul Thornton, and Gwyneth Leech.

Death Don't Worry About It! (tags)

We are about to enter a time of vast destruction and death not seen since the second world war, so learning about death may be of some comfort in the near future.

ALL OUT! Sat. A.M.--Stop Minutemen Attacks on Day Laborers (tags)

Anti-minutemen counterprotestors needed at all locations.

ALL OUT! Shut Down the Minuteklan National Day of Action (tags)

Local National Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel had just five days left in Baghdad, 13 days before he would arrive stateside and 23 days before saying, "I do." But the life of the 23-year-old National Guard member from La Puente was cut short Saturday when he was killed in a mortar attack, authorities said.

WSF Caracas: Shroud for Venezuela’s social movements (tags)

* A member of the group promoting the Alternative Social Forum explains why the World Social Forum (WSF), taking place in Caracas during January 2006, is another attempt by the Chavez government to impede the autonomous development of social struggles in the country.

THE ZAPATISTA APPROACH TO POLITICS (tags)

Mexico - The "Other Campaign" -An Interview with Sergio Rodriguez of the Zapatista magazine "Rebeldia" by Miguel Romero

Death By Torture: US media ignores hard evidence (tags)

Military autopsy reports provide indisputable proof that detainees are being tortured to death while in US military custody. Yet the US corporate media are covering it with the seriousness of a garage sale for the local Baptist Church.

++Zapatistas: Intergalactic encounter++ (tags)

The Zapatistas from Chiapas, Mexico, announce their plans for a intergalactic encounter “from below and from the left”. Intergalactic because they struggle for “a world in which all worlds can fit”.

Zapatistas: Intergalactic encounter (tags)

The Zapatistas from Chiapas, Mexico, announce their plans for a intergalactic encounter “from below and from the left”. Intergalactic because they struggle for “a world in which all worlds can fit”.

HOSTILE TAKEOVER: Texas NeoCon Attempts Haiti Coup (tags)

A Texas millionaire as president of Haiti? Is this the latest NeoCon scheme? - turning poverty stricken countries that happen to offer cheap labor and/or natural resources like oil or wood into feudal kingdoms, presided over by corporate executives who will squeeze every ounce of cash, sweat and blood from a country, then move on? In a word....EXACTLY!

CRFI Declaration on the youth uprisings in France (tags)

November 7 Declaration of the Coordinating Committee for the Refoundation of the Fourth International

Religiously Organized Tooled for Brave New World Order (tags)

Was reading Bill Moyers' article (http://www.omniparticle.com/burning_ice2.html) about this stuff that Bush II has been supporting, and as I read, knowing what I know about statecraft, I couldn't help but to see how, as usual, people are being hyped-up and divided for interests that they're not aware of.

A Call for Unification! (tags)

In contemporary America, disunification, or splintering, has rendered the left ineffective. Such has long served as the eulogy of leftist movements and ideas within the states. The problem has worsened in recent years, and has thus led to a lifeless decay in the strength of all real progressive actions. Clearly, this has given way to today’s breed of libertarian rightists, neo-conservatism, and many other crypto-fascist uprisings. Disintegration, lack of solidarity, and a true misunderstanding of who/what the real enemy is, has led to the recent polarization of our movements.

When The Levee Breaks… (tags)

A full account of the Katrina/New Orleans crisis. From the National Guard, to police murder, to the Ninth Ward, to whiskey in the French Quarter.

Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 2 (tags)

Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.

Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 1 (tags)

Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.

Voices of Color: Unite against the border vigilantes! (tags)

Minuteman armed thugs are gathering on the U.S.-Mexico border to try to stop undocument- ed immigration. The good news: protesters are building a movement that can stop them. To reprint, please credit the author & Freedom Socialist newspaper. Notice is appreciated.

What really happened to Summer Lane? (tags)

The door that the Riverside Police Department had shut on the Officer-Involved Shooting of a woman last year, was blown open by a private investigator hired by the police commission.

British MP George Galloway to Speak in Los Angeles (tags)

British MP George Galloway will speak in Los Angeles, September 22 to Demand Money for Hurricane Relief, Not War in Iraq

The Real Story: Germans Reject Thatcherism and Being US Puppets (tags)

American media reports speak of a loss for Germany’s socialists and of a more pro-business Germany, but the voters of Europe’s biggest state actually stood solidly for a progressive, caring socio-political system and for a foreign policy that doesn’t follow in lockstep behind Washington.

Bush's Blue Light Special (tags)

Things are not as they appear when the president speaks—not the backdrop, and not the promises he makes. In this land of Oz, where’s Toto when we need him?

Bolivarianism can only be concretised in Marxism (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Anarcho-pacifist / Hip-Hop producer accused of hate crime (tags)

Promoting critical thought = COINTEL fodder

KATRINA TELLS THE TALE: Racism and Classism in Capitalist America (tags)

Katrina has turned out to be the worst disaster in the recorded history of this nation. What’s most egregious is that it was predicted years earlier in books on climate change and the growing global warming crisis, as well as from local officials of the region who knew of the dangers and tried to get Federal assistance.

Venezuela: Eyewitness report from the heart of the revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

9/5 Hurricane Katrina Alert: Calls For Progressive Emergency Supports! (tags)

ActionLA Coalition and several other progressive organizations, will launch a national call for a donation drive to supports New Orleans areas progressive agencies for the humanitarian-aid efforts. Detail will coming soon and please donate generosity!

Hurricane Katrina: The People Did Not Have to Die (tags)

There was no way to stop Hurricane Katrina, but the chaos, suffering and death that resulted from this storm WAS preventable. Why didn’t the government organize massive and systematic evacuation? Why weren’t the levees maintained? Why were so many people left to fend for themselves?

Reflections on the VI Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle and the new Latin American left (tags)

* The Cuban Libertarian Movement (CLM; in Spanish: Movimiento Libertario Cubano - MLC) presents for collective debate its reflections on the declarations made by the EZLN (the Zapatista rebels) in July 2005 in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.

CyberRadicalism: Book by Carl Davidson & Jerry Harris (tags)

15 essays developed over the past decade through the Chicago Third Wave Study Group's efforts to redefine a new Marxism for the 21st Century. .

Report from Campo - Anti-MM Action (7/23) (tags)

Approximately 60 activists from around the region converged on the border area south of Campo, CA to peacefully make the point that the Minutemen are not welcome in California.

Defaulting In The War Of Ideas - (Goebbels Does DC) (tags)

No Summary

The FBI looks for...you (tags)

What this means for you, your friends and organizations is foreboding.

Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona (tags)

We are now going to tell you what we want to do in the world and in Mexico, because we cannot watch everything that is happening on our planet and just remain quiet, as if it were only we were where we are.

Venezuela from below - voice of the rank and file (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Race and National Origin at Pacifica Why You Should Care (tags)

Turn on your radio. Spin the dial. Companies like clear channel and Cox own well in excess of 3000 broadcast outlets. That's how most of us get our information. Pacifica exists to counter that. It has only 5 stations, but in major cities, With $400,000,000 in assests and 16 million in yearly budget the foundation is the single most valuable asset of the left. Under one vision it would move to the right, under another it would recruit activists to actually create media.

Inland Empire United Resistance (tags)

Special Meeting - Strategies of Resistance

CO-FOUNDER OF FRANCE'S GREEN PARTY EXPELLED FOR ANTI-SEMITISM AND NEGATIONISM (tags)

A co-founder of France's Green Party in 1984, Ginette Skandrani, has been expelled after a trial by the party's regional administrative committee in the Ile de France region, which includes Paris and its suburbs, after formal complaints were filed against her, the center-left Parisian daily Liberation reported today -- under the headline, "A Green Too Brown for Her Party".

Wave at 'Bush people' with your left hand! (tags)

We all know that it's extremely impolite to offer the left hand for a hand shake or to wave a greeting as this implies rubbing the "unhygienic residue" of the left hand on the person being waved to. So when one sees unpleasant people...

PETROL BUFFOONERY: (tags)

If you listen to Cassandras the Chinese boom is the Wooden Horse of our civilization. Oil prices are going up because the Chinese need more and more petrol. Every Chinese adult wants a motorcar and the tsunami of Chinese goods flooding our markets runs on oil.

Exploring the “chasm”: A libertarian reply to Celia Hart (tags)

* Responding to the invitation extended a few days ago from Havana by Celia Hart Santamaria – member of the Cuban Communist Party and daughter of prominent figures of the regime – calling for discussions on leftist alternatives for Cuba’s future, and where she explicitly asks for an anarchist opinion, the Cuban Libertarian Movement makes public its proposals for the debate.

Is God Christian ? (tags)

Original Publishers - Metroland -and- American Federation of Teachers Religious conservatives in Texas are pressuring textbook publishers to conform to their agenda—which is changing schoolbooks everywhere.

Iraq Week at the University of Southern California (tags)

Press release and schedule of events at USC Iraq's Week.

The Path to Absolute Power (tags)

"Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship." -- Harry S. Truman

Looking For Harvey Weinstein (tags)

The true story of Modern day Michelangelo in a place where folk think Fresco is a soda and Michelangelo a puffy hairdresser from Becerly Hills.

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

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

The Nazi (Neocon) party (tags)

Anyone who has studied the history of the Nazis would be hard pressed to differentiate between a Nazi and a Neoconservative.

Greenspan: Why is Anyone Still Listening to this Partisan Hack? (tags)

He’s a schill for the President, collects full Social Security benefits and a $200,000 salary, stands to collect another $100,000 a year in federal retirement benefits, and he wants to cut your Social Security benefits! Why should anyone listen to a guy with his lousy trackrecord as an economic and stockmarket forecaster anyway?

US of Amnesia - Chavez or Bush Choose (tags)

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

The Peace Movement Needs to Be More Militant, But Don't Write Off the Democrats Entirely (tags)

It was a mistake for the peace movement to give Kerry a pass during the campaign, and it needs to correct that error by becoming much more militant now. But that doesn't mean wholesale rejection of the Democratic Party.

Linking the American Left to Terror-The Stewart Conviction (tags)

The true meaning of the radical persecution of civil-rights attorney Lynne Stewart is simply to link the American left wing with terrorism.

Liberal Extortion Tactics (tags)

Despite all their idealistic rhetoric about "tolerance," liberals are among the most intolerant individuals.

THE RELIGIOUS LEFT (tags)

The Religious Left offers a provocative alternative and, or so we pray, eventually a forum of live talk for those who don’t think they have a prayer because they aren’t “christians.” Please find bbb (Length 5:09 Type MP3) a copy of the opening segment of a first show, to give you an idea of what we mean.

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

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

Vigils' Counter-Inaugural Caravan Thursday, J20 (tags)

Members of the Glendale Peace Vigil, San Gabriel Valley (Alhambra) Neighbors for Peace & Justice, West Covina Neighbors for Peace & Justice, and South Pasadena Neighbors for Peace & Justice invite you to GET ON BOARD the COUNTER-INAUGURAL CARAVAN! THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2005

Epilogue (Backstabbed: The History of a Photograph) (tags)

Further developments since the article was published.

2+2=5 (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.

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.

Boycott the professional left!! (tags)

No more [wanna-be] kings!

Bush's Hidden Majority (tags)

Bush's Hidden Majority

SATURDAY: Last Day of Feral Visions in Southern California (tags)

Political parties & capitalism are just a root of the problem!! We MUST bring down civilization.

2nd Evening of Feral Visions Continues TONIGHT!!! (tags)

Only 3 events left in Southern California...

How the Left Can Win (tags)

The progressive left must reach out to the youth of heartland America in order to educate them to the possibility of revolution change. And we must do so through Jesus.

It's Time for the DLC to Go (tags)

Failure by McAuliffe & co. leaves Bush with a mandate for war and repression.

Bush/Kerry '04:"Yeah...that's The Ticket" (tags)

the seeming opponents were runningmates. they fooled millions and pretended to be political rivals. Americans utterly forgot about Dick Nixon, it seemed -- leading well known pundit and political analyst Tommy Flannagin to say... "yeah...Kerry is running AGAINST Bush...yeah...that's the ticket!"

Why Should Greens Vote Kerry? (tags)

This year is the year for Greens to vote for a Democrat. This will make us more relevant in the future and will send the right message to Republicans. Go too far and we'll even help Democrats win.

Why you should vote for Nader/Camejo! (tags)

[V]oting for Kerry doesn’t necessarily mean voting against Bush’s policies. All that Kerry has said so far shows that the goals of his presidency would look a lot like the Bush administration’s.

Why vote for Nader if he won’t win? (tags)

[T]he old saying of Socialist Party leader Eugene Debs--"I’d rather vote for something I want and not get it, than vote for something I don’t want and get it"--is more relevant than ever.

Hotel Workers Picket Lines in SF (tags)

Cops step up harrasment of picketers at Palace Hotel. Now passing drivers can't honk in support.

It's not about furthering our agenda (tags)

"Any reasonable analysis..must recognize the clear and present danger that Bush and his band of neo-cons and religious end time thinkers represent..They are potentially fascist..The Bush Republican party is serious about endless wars.."

Left ideology diagram at two dimensions (tags)

Left ideology diagram at two dimensions by satantec Tuesday August 24, 2004 at 08:53 AM In this link you can see a diagram with almost all left ideology and a small resume of them: http://carapau.webcindario.com/viewtopic.php?t=65 or else www.carapau.pt.vu In this link you can see a diagram with almost all left ideology and a small resume of them: http://carapau.webcindario.com/viewtopic.php?t=65 or else http://www.carapau.pt.vu add your comments

Gag and Bear It: Why We Lefties Have to Vote for Kerry (tags)

It’s time to face some hard realities—Nader is not going to bring us a third party, but too many votes and he could bring us Bush and the Republicans, and these days, that could mean we’re on the road to a real one-party state, not just a state with two parties that seem pretty indistinguishable.

Call for information on bio-fuel/bio-energy power stations. (tags)

Greetings from Tasmania, south of Australia. Our State government is planning to develop so-called ‘BIOFUEL’/’BIO-ENERGY’ electric and heat generating power stations fuelled by WOOD left over after logging native forests for woodchip and milling.

The real stakes of the election (tags)

The role of the left in these elections (tags)

Don’t Take it to the Streets: Uncle Todd’s Revisionist History (tags)

In a letter to New York protesters, left-bashing former leftists Todd Gitlin and John Passacantando offer a pinched and erroneous history of the ‘60s civil rights and anti-war movements, in calling on RNC demonstrators to act with Gandhi-like passivity in the face of Mayor Bloomberg’s repressive plans.

"so they can vent their ignorance with confidence" (tags)

Foreign AIDS (tags)

“Any nation that protects its citizens from their own folly will eventually become a nation of fools.”

Connecting the Dots: Michael Moore, White Nationalism & the Multiracial Left (tags)

Found this one on the Azine. "Connecting the Dots: Michael Moore, White Nationalism & the Multiracial Left"

Let's Reject Normalization of Relations With the Zionist Enemy! (tags)

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Online Poll (tags)

Vote Today (You don't have to wait until Nov 2nd) The Signal Newspaper has an online poll at: http://www.the-signal.com/ (Scroll down the left side of the main page)

European Parliament 2004 elections and new constitution (tags)

The European Parliament elections, held June 10-13, showed a strong trend among voters against ruling parties that sided with Bush's war on Iraq, as well as those that have been imposing pro-business economic policies, as in Germany and France.

Free Uni (tags)

In the next session on Saturday 6/26/04 5:30PM at 3706 N Figueroa AV LA, CA 90065

European Parliament 2004 elections results: Throw the Bums Out! (tags)

The European Parliament elections, held June 10-13, showed a strong trend among voters against ruling parties that sided with Bush's war on Iraq, as well as those that have been imposing pro-business economic policies, as in Germany and France.

KPFK's Feminist Magazine and Phyllis Chesler (tags)

This email is being circulated by a group of concerned KPFK listeners.

Come to Oregon! Save the Siskiyous at the Forest Rescue Station (tags)

Greenpeace's First United States Forest Rescue Station Located in Southern Oregon. This month marks the creation of our first "Forest Rescue Station" in the United States. This rescue station, in the heart of the Siskiyou Wild Rivers area of Southern Oregon, is a hub for our efforts to protect and restore not only the forests of the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion, but all of our public lands. We are calling for an immediate moratorium on commercial logging.

Confronting Christophobic Thugs (tags)

MELISSA BEING FOLLWED BY FBI! (tags)

Melissa, another anarchist, is being followed by FBI, she and other have been followed all Sunday.

Stripped Geres? (tags)

If any of you saw the Moving Image Awards last night for Richard Gere you'll know what I'm talking about.

'You should be ashamed of what you did to Tillman' (tags)

Bill O'Reilly called political cartoonist Ted Rall "a far left guy" who "makes (Gary) Trudeau look like Rush Limbaugh."

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

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

Matriotic Musings on Jefferson, Kucinich and The Divine Feminine (tags)

This Ani Difranco song goes perfectly with this article http://austin.indymedia.org/usermedia/audio/3/ani-nextboldmove.mp3 "the left wing was broken long ago, by the sling-shot of cointel pro and now it's hard to have Faith in anything...especially our next bold move"

The next Coming Attraction. (tags)

Now is the time to awake the people . To a prediction that if disseminated would bring to the boiling point the rage of knowing you've been lied to and B-F'ed. Big time. If ANYONE hits us, its the CRIMINAL government's fault. 'BRING IT ON?'

Iraqi Trade Union Movement Growing (tags)

This was copied from an email from Australia. Iraqi trade unionists are looking for support from the west. The GFTU is a large bottom-up union competing with a Baathist union, and a top-down old-guard union.

Dunce vs Preppy (tags)

dumbass, smartass, or none of the above.

Kerry vs. Kerry-lite (tags)

As for Iraq, if Kerry has a problem with Bush, it's that he didn't drag France, Germany and Russia into the war, preferring to strike a grabby, it's all mine, pose, rather than the "let's divide up the loot" approach the Democrats favor. Apparently, a gang rape is better than a rape carried out by a lone assailant, which, I gather, would make a gang rapist a rapist-lite, and therefore more worthy of our backing than a rapist who goes it alone. But, for the record, Washington hasn't gone it alone in Iraq, managing to cobble together a coalition, though one lacking France, Germany and Russia, whose backing, in some perverted twist of reasoning, is supposed to have invested the rape of Iraq with legitimacy. Apparently, if you can lure other renowned rapists into a gang rape, it gives the whole sordid affair moral weight.

Why? (tags)

Why do people who call themselves liberals get sad when a racist is killed.

Hamas spiritual leader killed by Israel (tags)

Palestinians gather around pieces of the wheelchair and blood stains at the scene where an Israeli air strike killed Hamas spiritual leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin, near his house in Gaza City, Monday, March 22, 2004. Israeli helicopters fired missiles at Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin as he left a mosque near his house at daybreak. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer). Tens of thousands of Palestinians chant anti occupation slogans as they march through the streets to the house of Sheik Yassin after his killing. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

What is the public's perception of left-wing demonstrators? (tags)

Has anything changed since Vietnam in terms of how Americans perceive anti-war protesters? What does the average citizen think when he or she encounters a mob of protesters?

Political elite moving toward reactivating draft (tags)

In a speech delivered on February 29 at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Kerry declared that “to replenish our overextended military, as president, I will add 40,000 active-duty army troops, a temporary increase likely to last the remainder of the decade”. While Kerry has not spelt out how he thinks the US Army could add 40,000 combat troops to its ranks, there are currently two bills before the US Congress which authorise the US president to activate a military draft of men and women between the ages of 18 and 26.

Anti Semitism Distorts European Left (tags)

Spanish Member of Parliament Interviewed on Left Wing Press Distortions of News from the Middle East

Terrorist Atrocity in Madrid (tags)

NO TO TERRORISM-STATE OR INDIVIDUAL

Why John Kerry doesn’t deserve your support (tags)

For people who genuinely care about opposing the U.S. military machine and about standing up for justice and against oppression, there are many good reasons to vote against George Bush. But there are no good ones to vote for John Kerry. Kerry doesn’t represent an alternative to Bush, but rather another form of the same political program that Bush stands for--sometimes presented with a kinder, gentler face, and sometimes not even that. We deserve better than this two-party system which consistently produces a choice between two evils.

US military Bases Must Go: Radical Magazine (tags)

There is a pathertic disease of confused thinking - Its Called We Are Everywhere - or The Carnival of Resistance - It works for the Capitalists - becuase it is afraid of power. Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich are proponents.

Marxism or Nationalism-For a Class Policy! (tags)

Marxism or Nationalism

Bush and Kerry kin (tags)

Genealogists call Bush and Kerry kin. Big Isle researchers claim the president and his top opponent are distant cousins.

Gary Nolan fights back (tags)

Gary Nolan has been called a Neocon. Absolutly NOT true.

Using History to Advance Social Justice (tags)

Come hear about the provocative book that labor experts and book critics are raising eyebrows -- and often tempers -- over at a compelling panel discussion sure to shatter enduring myths about the history and role of women, minorities and the Left in U.S. labor organizing.....

Dean Dumps Debt On Iowa Deli (tags)

West Des Moines, Iowa, January 26, 2004 - They came to town, tried to get your vote and then left for New Hampshire. But one presidential candidate may have left a big bill for a small West Des Moines deli.

Racism, the Left, and Pacifica Radio (tags)

The writer ,a staff candidate for DC's WPFW's listener station board and a member of the DC Justice and Unity Caucus, gives a summary of the recent history of conflict within Pacifa radio network and some of the issues in its ongoing elections.

Long Beach All ages Venue under threat by LBPD (tags)

Long Beach Police AT IT AGAIN!!! (tags)

argh!

Christmas in Secular America (tags)

The Founding Fathers envisioned a robustly Christian yet religiously tolerant America, with churches serving as vital institutions that would eclipse the state in importance, but the collectivist Left hates religion.

Reflections on 2003: Ideologues and prophets, left and right (tags)

2003 was not a year of Historic Victories or Historic Defeats; it was a year of constantly shifting relations of power between imperialism and popular resistance movements.

Dennis Kucinich: Candidate of the left? (tags)

Kucinich opposed busing programs to integrate Cleveland schools. Before the issue had even taken hold locally, he made a point to introduce a resolution in the city council asking Congress to oppose busing as a means of integration. While Kucinich supported social and economic programs that would benefit the white immigrant neighborhoods that made up the majority of the district he represented, he disparaged similar improvements in Black neighborhoods. One of his campaign workers remarked in 1972 that Kucinich has "learned to play dirty pool…. It’s a racial issue. There are a lot of bigots in that district and someone has to represent them, let’s face it."9

Call for an International Congress of the IV International (tags)

This call for an international congress of the Fourth International comes from the Movement for the Refoundation of the Fourth International.

The Dean Deception (tags)

"Howard is not a liberal. He's a pro-business, Rockefeller Republican."

The Demonization of Slobodan Milosevic (tags)

Another brilliant article by political analyst Michael Parenti challenging the orthodox viewpoints about the causes of the disintegration of Yugoslavia.

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Update Reports (tags)

1.PFLP Militant Shows Solidarity with President Saddam Hussein 2.Anti-Imperialist Camp Rome's Iraqi resistance demo: We are tip of iceberg 3."Death to the Pigs that Live in Washington and Tel Aviv!!!"- Message Calling to increase Jihad a thousand Fold Recieved by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network. 4.A.N.S.W.E.R. statement on recent developments in Iraq

AMAZING LEVEL OF DESPERATION (tags)

I can only laugh.

It?s been a good year (tags)

The extreme Left has made a terrible strategic mistake shacking up with the Islamists. In one sense, they?re not as incompatible as they might appear: Islamism may be religious in origin but in its political form it is simply this decade?s brand of oppressive statism, as communism was before it. But the only question now is how deeply this strategic error infects the less insane Left. On National Public Radio the other day, Howard Dean advanced the theory that the Saudis had tipped off Bush about 9/11 in advance. When the Democratic presidential front-runner is cheerfully wearing his tinfoil hat in public, it?s no wonder the other fellows are scrambling to sound just as loopy.

GOP gerrymandering: ''How unfair is unfair?'' (tags)

Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida are grappling with the fairness of a GOP gerrymandered Congress, causing Justice Antonin Scalia. to ask, "How unfair is unfair?"

Decisive weakness of Right-wing: Lack of public, open forums for dialogue (tags)

The hype and manipulation of emotionally-potent over-simplifications by reformers on each wing is quite similar, except for one thing: The Right-wing persists in categorically not allowing forums for open-ended dialogue.

Governor, You're No George McGovern (tags)

Dean favored an alternative war resolution (sponsored by Sens. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind.) that differed little from the one that passed. True, Biden-Lugar called on Bush to seek a United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing the war, but it did not require Bush to obtain such a resolution, if the Security Council balked. In other words, Dean favored a congressional resolution authorizing exactly the course that Bush took.

Stanislav Galic in prison - Tommy Franks still running (tags)

The UN war crimes court sentenced Bosnian Serb general Stanislav Galic to 20 years in prison over the 44-month siege of Sarajevo that left thousands dead during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

1,700 Proud Occupiers Go A.W.O.L. (tags)

With the High Morale Bush Supporters frequently talk about 1,700 American Soldiers have informally left Iraq. I guess they were so happy they couldn't stand it.

The Democrats don’t deserve our support (tags)

There is no reason to assume, as many do, that a Gore presidency would have avoided war after September 11. Clinton oversaw UN-sponsored sanctions against Iraq that led to the deaths of more than 1 million Iraqis, and U.S. warplanes dropped bombs on Iraq almost daily during his time in office. And Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998, calling for the U.S. "to seek to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein." Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admits in a recent Foreign Affairs article, "I personally felt [Bush’s new Iraq] war was justified on the basis of Saddam’s decade-long refusal to comply with UN Security Council resolutions on weapons of mass destruction."

Who Hates the Jews Now? (tags)

Story about the Surge in Global Anti-Semitism, Especially Among those who posture as being on the "Left"

David Barsamian: Fighting the US propaganda machine (tags)

“I hate to disappoint your readers”, an earnest David Barsamian told Green Left Weekly on November 6, “but most Americans are not genetically ignorant. For people to believe that Iraq is about to attack them, that they are surrounded by enemies, it takes systematic use of propaganda.”

How the poor can win elections (tags)

It's been done before, and it's happening now.

BUSH WITH ROYAL FAMILY! (tags)

U.S. Rresident George W. Bush (second from left), and first lady Laura Bush (first left), stand with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and other members of the "Royal Family" for an official photo before the start of the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003. Bush is making a four-day state visit to America's most important colony, Britain. (Subvert Photo/G. Suss - Crass news agency)

Another reportback from Von's. (tags)

Another reportback from Von's.

Avraham Burg OK's State of Judea? (tags)

It looks at some of the recent statements and activities of the former speaker of the Israeli Knesset, and jokingly puts them into context.

Rat Pack Republicans (tags)

The old Republican conservatism, like that of Barry Goldwater, was essentially libertarian. But a new pack Republicans, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, are exuberant about issues the old gaurd deplored, like abortion and gay rights.

The Elusive and Endangered Female Libertarian (tags)

"If my observations are correct, and the reasons that there are so few female libertarians are reasons that may be hard to overcome, the next step is to decide how much of a problem this is."

Universal fascism, freedom betrayed: What is Mr. Bush doing in your name? (tags)

In every age...the ultimate sources of war are the beliefs of those in power: their idea about what is of most fundamental importance and may therefore ultimately be worth a war. -- Evan Luard,

Conservative-Libertarian Split: Liberals Get It, Conservatives Don't (tags)

The left is aware of the emerging conservative-libertarian schism while the right for the most part remains in denial.

Tonight! We Interrupt This Empire... film screening in Chinatown! (tags)

Friday, Oct 11, 8PM $5-10 Sliding scale, suggested donation at C-Level (http://www.c-level.cc)

GRASSROOTS REDRESS HERO BERT NAKANO PASSES (tags)

GRASSROOTS REDRESS HERO BERT NAKANO PASSES ON SEPT. 27 IN GARDENA

Sex, Lies and the Angry Left (tags)

It was OK for Clinton hit on young women recently, and to lie because that was 'only about sex.' But it's terrible for Arnold to have hit on young women 30 years ago, and to have been truthful about it.

Israeli Left: Love Your Enemy, Hate Your Brother (tags)

All blood is red, and I guess Israel's lemmings can't tell the difference between the blood of innocent Israelis cut-down in the "act" of living their lives, and the blood of socio-pathic murderers, who Israel liquidates - in self-defense - before they can plan or kill again.

Lefty Hooligan Breaks it Down for Activists (tags)

You can't tell the players without a program. Lefty Hooligan, an old timer in the left scene, breaks it all down for you. This article is a few years old, but nothing much has changed, and the various organizations discussed are still around. Cults of personality tend to have long lives. Just look at Lyndon Larouche's longevity.

A Texas Hoax May Be the President's Waterloo (tags)

Over the past year or so, getting headlines in Texas but only modest coverage elsewhere, the "Texas Miracle" has been disrobed. It was a scam, a hoax.

Dean! No, Kucinich! No, Clark! (tags)

I feel compelled to interrupt this endless stream of electoral politics and inject a few words of reality into the debate.

PHOTOS: Pomona Raid, Damage Left in the Wake (tags)

These photos were taken before and after the raid on the Regen Cooperative in Pomona on September 12-13, 2003. This was the damage the FBI caused in one room alone. All Images © 2003 Heidi Werntz. All Rights Reserved.

CHERYL SEAL WEEKEND UPDATE: Twisted Photos for Sept 12-14 plus WTO Pix (tags)

fractured photo captions plus a gallery of WTO protest images from around the world

nazis in costa mesa this weekend (tags)

Here's a message I was forwarded with information on where the nazis are holding their show this weekend -- Costa Mesa. People need to start alerting the neighbors in that area IMMEDIATELY about the dangers posed by this show, because white supremacist "concerts"just use music to preach hate and foment violence,

Left I on the News Hits Milestone (tags)

Left I on the News (http://lefti.blogspot.com), a daily web log analyzing the media and the day's news from a leftwing perspective, has made it to the top 400 blogs on the web after a month in operation, and is now in the top 5 leftwing blogs.

New edition of Frontlines newspaper now online (tags)

The articles from our print edition are now online. We update our page daily.

Anarchism and the trash can.... (tags)

Nice banner, nice trashcan.....

No blood for oil (tags)

The Sage of Imperialism: Harry Magdoff (tags)

This conference report was published in: Monthly Review Newsletter, Summer 2003. "Neoconservative hawks should be seen as frustrated outsiders involved in a desperate gamble to shore up declining US power by throwing legitimacy to the winds."

There is another shill at la-imc. (tags)

There is another shill at la-imc. His goal is to discredit the Left and waste bandwidth.

Pentagon Refused to Take Photos of Damaged Columbia Space Shuttle For Analysis (tags)

The Pentagon and NASA honchos refused to allow NASA engineers' request that high-resolution photos be taken of the damaged, ill-fated Columbia mission so they could see extent of damage to wing of Shuttle.

GOP = Goldwater's Old Party? (tags)

Antiwar libertarian bloggers and Internet columnists often link to left-of-center websites like Indymedia, Common Dreams, Alternet.org and CounterPunch while others consider voting for Democratic candidate Howard Dean.

Al Giordano interviews Latuff (tags)

Exclusive interview with Brazilian cartoonist Latuff for Al Giordano's Big, Left, Outside.

Words to Seduce the Left (tags)

Watch as I make a seemingly "anti-business" argument designed to fit within the Left's world view, but ... TA-DA!!! ... I actually make an argument in favor of laissez-faire... now that's how to "serve it up with a LEFT SPIN"

TOTAL RECALL (tags)

Let's transform the "Recall Davis" campaign into one of "Total Recall" of all Democratic and Republican candidates.

Another Bob inident (tags)

Space weapon assualt and contrail cover-up.

Getting to know Kark Rove (tags)

Who is Bush's Brain? Karl Rove is, according to a New Book Chronicling the Political Life of the Machiavelli Behind the Throne of King George

The Enron of School Systems: (tags)

... or We Didn't Leave the Child Behind. We Just Lost the Paper Work.

Tongva West Bluffs events (tags)

Article in the OCRegister today by J. Kanne details specifics of the proposed settlement agreement preserving a cemetery and NA interpretive center to honor ancestors dug up on the Hellman Mesa, which includes ORA260 to ORA264. VIDEO IS AVI AND IS 13.8MB

Live Online Discussion - WP Writer Tries to Defend Dean as a Progressive (tags)

What an IDIOT!

Liberal alternative patriotism (tags)

Correcting some liberal misconceptions about five great Americans: Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, Whittaker Chambers and Ronald Reagan.

Letter from Inside the Black Bloc (tags)

Communique from the Black Bloc. July 4, 2003 Happy Independence Day America. When will we be free?

Who wants to be a Palestinian Refugee? (tags)

ZIon will Win!

Israeli Army Destroys Buildings, Farms As It Leaves Gaza (tags)

Ali Zaaneen, 35, stood in the ploughed-up fields where he and his seven brothers grew cucumbers, tomatoes and okra. His four-acre farm was levelled, and nothing remains of his glasshouses. "Now I am able to go every day to my farm," he said, "but I will find nothing to harvest ... and to take to the market. What is the guarantee they will not change their minds and come back again?" he asked of the departing Israelis. "They are not far away."

War on terrorism is a fraud (tags)

These are two fine articles from earlier that have been published on Independent Media Center. The first one is about the war on terrorism and the second one is about the oppressive system and what we can do together to make a real change. They interrelate. The first article lay out facts about the violent hegemony of US and the second article present concrete solutions to the situation. Please, take time to read them, print them and distribute them.

Justice for Libya's Unmentionables (tags)

By 1961, Libyan Jews could not vote, hold public office, obtain passports, buy new property, or supervise our own communal affairs. At best we were second-class residents (I can't even say citizens) although Libya was our birthplace and centuries-old home.

Leftist take on 9-11 Conspiracists (tags)

Nice little articale from commondreams.org

THE LEFT SPITS ON THE WORKING CLASS (tags)

The Left continues to spit in the face of the working class.

Leftist Starving the Poor (a la Mao) (tags)

Science offers the poor bread. . . the left offers a circus. Continuing in its grand tradition of starving the poor to death. . . the left opposes advances in food sciences!

Seattle-Genova-Salonica the struggle against Capitalist Globalisation continues... (tags)

Anticapitalist Left bloc in Greece "Struggle Initiative" against the red zone & the EU summit

Crude-o-cons (tags)

"On June 3, the columnist Ann Coulter addressed a Republican women’s club in Jacksonville, Florida (see Anthony Gancarski, "An Evening with Ann Coulter"). In the course of her diatribe ... Coulter proclaimed that the Middle East is now 'George Bush’s bitch.' 'Bitch' in this sense is prison talk for the victim of homosexual rape.

The Minimum Wage is No Wage at All (tags)

Can't get much more "minimum"

FURIOSITY OF RESISTANCE - HIP HIP/HARDCORE SHOW JUNE 27 4 RAISETHEFIST & JAIVER PEREZ (tags)

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British Unions shift to the Left (tags)

Labor on the March to the Left

What Someone Can Find Out When You Click On A Link (tags)

The dangers of clicking on licks supplied on web sites.

Fidel's trip to Argentina (tags)

analysis of the new context in Latin America

RW: U.S.: More Kids In Extreme Poverty (tags)

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What the Libertarians really think (tags)

"Folks, it is sheer lunacy out there. The American Left took the word "liberal" from the classical liberals a long time ago and perverted it, and now libertarianism is being impaled in the same fashion."

Libertarians mock the Left, May Day (tags)

The giveaway, and the clue to the real motive of today's left and their hangers-on, is that all their protests are against -- they are anti-capitalism, anti-free trade, anti-using the environment for man's benefit -- but they are not for anything.

Libertarians mock the Left, May Day (tags)

The giveaway, and the clue to the real motive of today's left and their hangers-on, is that all their protests are against -- they are anti-capitalism, anti-free trade, anti-using the environment for man's benefit -- but they are not for anything.

Saving Private Lynch: Iraqi Doctors Tell a Different Story (tags)

Iraqi medical staff tell a different story than U.S. military 'We all became friends with her, we liked her so much'

The Cruise Missile Left: Helping the Establishment Attack the Peace Movement (tags)

Marc Cooper, Eric Alterman, Christopher Hitchens and Todd Gitlin, to name a few, paint the authentic Left with false assumptions, unsupported statements and incomplete reporting. Their progressive credentials are eagerly used by the Bush Admin to discredit the Peace Movement.

Spam these KOBE forums (tags)

KOBE spams the left. It's time for the left to spam KOBE.

Revolutionary Yoga (tags)

Revolution as a spiritual exercise:

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.

Journal (tags)

Since there are those who lean left who post here consistenly and apparently never get out from behind their computer all day, this is a day-to-day account of what is happening in the real world, our wonderful world of democratic capitalism. My prespective: The world of investment and finance.

Nothing Stops Baghdad Zoo Looters, Except Lions (tags)

From Reuters Asia.

Drug Abuse, Left Alone, is a Self-limiting Problem. (tags)

From the book "The Origin of Social Dysfunction" by E. Allie.

Saving Private Lynch Pt2. What Really Happened. (tags)

"We agreed to stay in one room, not to intervene," Hassan said. The soldiers broke down several doors in the hospital before locating Lynch, and then went to the back of the hospital to recover the remains of nine U.S. soldiers buried in shallow graves. Eight of them, from Lynch's unit, were killed in the same ambush.

Over the Objections (tags)

of the Left. . . the US has rid the world of two of the most oppressive regimes. . . in just the last 18 months!!!

Hawaii to Dump "No Child Left Behind" (tags)

From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the State of Hawaii says that Bush's No Child Left Behind is hurting education! (This article was posted at Chicago Indymedia in the interest of local views concerning the law.)

Why the Left will never put its hands up (tags)

Being a leftist means you never have to say you're sorry.

Smack a Leftist with your Sandal (tags)

Leftism dies with Saddam

WAR BRIEFINGS SITE BY FMR. RUSSIAN MILIITARY INTEL GOES SILENT (tags)

From the start of the war, a group of former Russian military intelligence analysts have been using their resources and experience to record and report accurate information about the military action in Iraq. Today, they are forced to go silent.

Drug Abuse, Left Alone, is a Self-Limiting Problem. (tags)

From the book "The Origin of Social Dysfunction" by E. Allie.

Enough Rope (tags)

How much more leeway regarding international law does Bush really have?

"Thank God for Fox News" - Fun at the San Francisco Pro-War Rally (tags)

"Thank God for Fox News" - Fun at the San Francisco Pro-War Rally

The left is a bunch of anti-american traitors (tags)

you ignorant lefty bastards have an almost reflexive hatred for everything the U.S. does.

Not one penny for the war budget! and other articles at Frontlines (tags)

Visit us often as we update our website daily with news and analysis of interest for antiwar and left wing activists. Traductores al español se buscan.

sraelis Quietly Snicker As US Soldiers Murder, Die for Sharon, Oil (tags)

Excerpt: "There's no mistaking the irony in the approach of many Israelis to this war. The whole sealed room business has a different look this time. Behind the panicky talk about plastic sheeting and masking tape one detects a hint of humor. This week, admitting to sealing a room was out. Making a joke about it was in."

Which way forward for the development of a powerful anti-war movement? (tags)

Thousands of serious activists are giving thought to all questions related to the development of an anti-war movement that can strike even more powerful blows against this latest round of imperialist wars. This article represents an effort to directly confront the most serious questions related to the development of the anti-war movement.

THE QUEEN IS DEAD - [BUT DON'T TELL THE PEASANTS] (tags)

Transgenders: Queen Mary Show Lounge, Studio City, closed February 23, without notice to patrons or employees after more than 40 years of hosting the TG community.

Sheep being sent to the slaughterhouse (tags)

Why is it the case that when you look back over history you find that time and time again the Right becomes more and more powerful, and the left become the sheep being sent to the slaughterhouse?

My Fellow Americans (tags)

Bush turns the corner in response to demands from the left.

Nepal News: Left parties call removal of Chand government (tags)

'...the government was not able to represent the people and that it will not be able to resolve any prevailing problems of the country...'

Read and learn more... (tags)

Read and learn...

Millions march against war: Around world (tags)

An unprecedented wave of anti war demonstrations swept the globe on Feb. 15, as an estimated 11 million demonstrators poured into the streets, determined to block the Bush administration’s drive to war against Iraq. As in the U.S., initiators and participants came from a very broad array of unions, political parties, religious organizations, youth and women’s organizations, left and progressive organizations including communist and workers parties.

Hmmm let's see (tags)

I think we've figured it out now!

Exile (tags)

Who needs either of them?

The Left is Morally Bankrupt (tags)

U.S.-blaming, anti-war left is morally bankrupt

Activist Dictionary (tags)

After reading Indymedia and listening to Pacifica Radio, I soon realized that activists have their own jargon and vocabulary. They use common words that have different meanings to them. In an effort to help new readers get up to speed, I've prepared an English translation.

Man's Symmetrical Body Shape (tags)

Do we not feel that, like animals, we too have a symmetrical body shape? Are we not curious enough to question why the functions of our body and those of the beasts have a lot in common? Then..., what’s the cause behind this?

ANARCHO-CRITICISM (tags)

WHAT WILL WE DO AFTER THE WAR

What is the deal w/ Ramsey Clark? (tags)

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ANARCHISTS OF THE WORLD UNITE (tags)

pave the way

Who funds the left? (tags)

Surprise! The major source of funding for the left is the 1% of richest Americans. They give more to the Democrats than to the Republicans.

The real deal on Islam (tags)

There is quite a bit of fantasy going on here about Islam. Time for a reality check.

Join The Localization Lobby (tags)

Localization as the only means to take back our economy and our democracy.

“I LOVE THE SMELL OF WOOL IN THE MORNING.” (tags)

During a press conference at the Bush home in Crawford, Texas this morning without warning President Bush's pants caught on fire.

In These Times (tags)

What has the nation become

A Left Wing New Years Resolution: Localization vs. Globalization (tags)

This is why it is good to get some union activist experience. You'll soon discover that people are mainly interested in how to improve their lives and the lives of their families first and foremost.

The New Freedom Bus visits Los Angeles (tags)

The New Freedom Bus visits Los Angeles

Perry Anderson: Pre-emptive Surrender (tags)

A critique of Perry Anderson's "Force and Consent"

Red-baiting. "The Anti-War Movement and Its Critics. (tags)

"Do we have an antiwar movement? We're getting there. We must be, because we're catching flak from the anti-anti war movement, Light Infantry division, staffed by Marc Cooper, Todd Gitlin, David Corn, and Christopher Hitchens."

Reasons for hating Israel (tags)

Not GOOD reasons. . . just reasons. Are we really "all Palestinians"??? By Daniel Prager.

When the White Liberals Fail it is Time for the Militants (tags)

We must teach these fascists that the overwhelming majority of people in the world do not think and act like them and in fact that Americans do not think and act like them.

Gandhi and the (establishment-supported) Myth of Effective Nonviolence (tags)

Gandhi's life was history's longest experiment in nonviolent political action. The result of the experiment is fairly clear: An exploitative class structure cannot be broken without violence somewhere along the way. Property rights, defended by state violence, have never yielded to the peaceful pressure of the exploited class. Put in other terms, no exploiting class has ever left the stage of history without being pushed.

NEW LEFT PARTY IN THE US (tags)

New Left Party, new newspaper, Frontlines

Dump Dan Savage (tags)

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Activist beware of ANSWER & Not in Our Name (tags)

vanguards & Authoritarians

Activist beware of ANSWER & Not in Our Name (tags)

vanguards & Authoritarians

Leftist Conservatism Part Two (tags)

In Part One of this two part series I demonstrated through personal experience how the leftist elite is stifling progressive growth and preventing constructive social change in the United States

Bi-Polar Bush Face (tags)

Notice the nifty two sides of his face in this photo? David Cogswell caught the gem and writes about it at his website.

Bi-Polar Bush Face (tags)

Notice the nifty two sides of his face in this photo? David Cogswell caught the gem and writes about it at his website.

Post 9/11 Conspiracism (tags)

In most of these theories there were false assumption conflating Jewish religion and ethnicity, Israel, Zionism, and the current Israeli government. Sometimes the assertion was that Jews controlled U.S. foreign policy, while in other cases there were outright claims that the Israeli intelligence service Mossad had staged the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

elitism in the left or how the left betrayed the people, just like the right (tags)

the difference btween the left elite and the right is just in words. Their actions are the same and have the same result: to exploit the popuklace and other species while NOT walking their talk.

leftist conservatism (tags)

I am addressing my concerns about the left's propensity to perpetuate it's own elite and their failed strategies and ideas

NAVIGATE THE REVOLUTION (tags)

THE COLLAPSE OF THE USA FORST

The War on Iraq: While It Will Happen and What We Can Do (tags)

The war on Iraq.

AUG 23/5 PM - PROTEST THE pRETENDER AND SAY "NO" TO HIS WAR! (tags)

ACTION ALERT: pRESIDENT BUSH will be in Dana Point, Orange County on FRIDAY AUG 23 - 5:00 pm - PROTEST THE pRETENDER AND SAY "NO" TO HIS WAR! st. regis monarch beach resort & spa in dana point (south orange county)

JOIN US & PROTEST PRES. BUSH COMING TO ORANGE COUNTY ON FRI. AUG 23 @ 5:00 pm (tags)

http://www.weare power.org

9/11 "Conspriacies" and How The Right and Left Try to Disprove Them (tags)

Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed of the Global Research Institute (a non-profit think tank) provides what is probably the best article and research on the U.S. government's pre-knowledge of the 9/11 attack, and how establishment journalists on both the right and left have made it their duty to disprove these facts.

Leftwing Defeatism (tags)

I am strong, and resolute, trying to find stratagems to beat the big guys at their own game, but guess what? It appears that only Republicans are allowed this sense of exhilaration these days! The attitude of my liberal minded friends? Expect nothing less than DEFEAT! They are generally angry, and whatever hostility that comes their way from others, the more they feel PERSECUTED. Enemies of the state. And when the FBI doesn't come knocking? They're a little miffed.

Intn'l Solidarity Movement Members Arrested In Nablus: What You Can Do (tags)

[NABLUS] Internationals and Palestinians have been brutalized and arrested following a non-violent protest at the Huwara checkpoint near Nablus.

Islam rejecting globalization - and Jews and Israel (tags)

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

ELECTRICTY WORKERS’ UNION TARGETED (tags)

A campaign of terror and intimidation has been launched against the Colombian SINTRAELECOL trade union representing workers in the electricity industry. Recently seven leading members of the union were assassinated.

TO PERSIST IN ERROR IS DIABOLICAL (tags)

TO PERSIST IN ERROR IS DIABOLICAL

Israeli Terror in Al Ama'ari Camp (tags)

I wanted to get this story out earlier but didn't have a chance...horror in Al Amari on June 39.

NEW LEFT PARTY IN THE US (tags)

NEW LEFT PARTY LAUNCHED IN THE US. NUEVO PARTIDO DE IZQUIERDA NACE EN LOS EEUU. VISIT OUR WEB PAGE / VISITE NUESTRA PAGINA EN LA RED

NEW LEFT PARTY IN THE US (tags)

NEW LEFT PARTY LAUNCHED IN THE US AND INTERNATIONALLY. PLEASE, VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

Why is Desmund Tutu silent on Egyptian aparthied. (tags)

Why is Desmund Tutu silent on Egyptian aparthied.

The sad state of Los Angeles Indymedia (tags)

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Venezuela, Neither Chavez nor Carmona (tags)

anarchists declare thereselves opponents of both Left and Right authoritarians

stop the terror (tags)

stop the terror in israel

David Horowitz Tries to Convince Public That David Horowitz Is Important (tags)

Once again, David Horowitz is trying to make himself a controversial figure in the media. This time he is doing it by mailing copies of his pamphlet "How the Left Undermined American Security" (which blames Clinton for 9/11) to 1500 media outlets nationwide.

Mon Feb 25 Next So Cal POWER Meeting (tags)

7:00pm Monday 25 February Contact: Socalpower@yahoo.com OR 562-434-1649 socalpower@yahoo.com Long Beach Infoshop located: 684 Redondo Ave. Long Beach CA Transport: From 405 Take 22 West/7th Street Exit all the way down. Make a Left on REDONDO. Infoshop will be to immediate Left hand side. Corner of 7th St & REDONDO in Long Beach

New Left, No Left, Nothing Left: Saul Landau Dumps the Pacifica Sandbox (tags)

Saul Landau's bilious Pacifica News signoff once again shows the vapidity of the KPFK "Third Faction" he so transparently promotes. Landau, Cooper, Arcos, and their buddies are just plain wrong this time.

RACEISM AT KPFK CAN AND MUST END (tags)

Rascism at KPFK can and must end for the station to survive as an effective instrument of truth in news media!

To Everyone: Left of Ultra Right (part 1 of 2) (tags)

To Everyone: Left of Ultra Right (part 1 of 2)

To Everyone: Left of Ultra Right (part 2 of 2) (tags)

To Everyone: Left of Ultra Right (part 2 of 2)

Brussels: 100,000 trade unionists for people not profit (tags)

Reposting from Indymedia UK: Brussels on Thursday , December 13th, saw possibly the largest ever demonstration of trade union strength across Europe. Well over 100,000 people took five hours (on a working day) to march through the capital of the 'Europe of Profit' under the slogan, "Europe: it's us!"

Congress left workers out of its airline bailout bill (AFL-CIO) (tags)

More than 638,000 layoffs have been announced since Sept. 11, but Congress left workers out of its airline bailout bill.

WATTS TOWERS RE-OPENING CEREMONIES 9-28 -- 9-30 / S. RODIA (tags)

City of L.A. Cultural Affairs Dept./Friends of the Watts Towers Arts Center Ceremonies Sept. 28, 29, 30

NAGASAKI - Dead City (tags)

Photo from Nagasaki... the day after. A young Woman searches for her relatives in the Nuclear Wasteland.

Genoa - Ashamed of the Left: A Black BLoc Perspective (tags)

A criticism of many of the Reformist/Marxist organizations on the left an their complete lack of solidarity with the Anarchists who founded the anti-globalization movement.

Eyewitness: Genoa police raid (tags)

Gear, including the banner in English in background, that police said they had confiscated in a raid at the anti-globalization Genoa Social Forum earlier in the night, at the police headquarters in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, July 22, 2001. Police entered the school, where most of the activists were camping, in search of incriminating material after Friday and Saturday's violence in the streets of Genoa. Dozens were arrested, while ambulances carried away several other injured people after the raid. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Stop Deportations demonstration (Ireland) (tags)

These marches are becoming annual events and are supported by most of the anti-racist and refugee groups, as well as the rest of the left.

Photo: Notice Of Intent To Take This Property By Eminent Domain. (tags)

Sign left by protesters at Duke Energy power plant in Oakland, CA.

LA-IMC Site left abandoned - headlines unchanged since j20 (tags)

LaIMC public left dangling after IMC site left on autopilot too long...

Greens alienate moderate left, far left, and people of color. Nader owns OXY. (tags)

Tired of Nader the man with 250,000 invested in 7000 of the worst corporate rapists in the world. Tired of a white dominated so-called revolution.Nader is not even on the radar of social change. He just wants matching funds. Where are the voices of the oppressed? Not in the Green party. Whites may see Nader with hope while people of color cringe.

STRATEGY CENTER FORUM: The Presidential Elections and the Anti-Imperialist Left (tags)

Come to an AhoraNow Forum with talks by Eric Mann and Lian Hurst Mann followed by Q&A on Nader, Gore, and the broader questions of how to build anti-imperialist/anti-racist Left social movements. Friday, Oct. 27.

Towards a Program of Resistance: DEMANDS AGAINST U.S. IMPERIALISM (tags)

The Clinton/Gore team, in its efforts to create a Center-Right program with a strategy to isolate the Left, the liberals, and the far right, has evolved a sophisticated program to orient U.S. imperialist policy. The Left needs a set of proposals to counter this policy around which mass movements can rally locally, nationally, internationally.

Who's Responsible? / Trauma and Unreason on the Left (tags)

Two closely-related pieces, one about a classic example of an irrational Conservative claim, the other a look at the role of trauma in generating irrationality on the left. By UCLA professor Phil Agre, reprinted from his online newsletter, the Red Rock Eater News Service.

Britain: Fuel Tax Protest fades away (tags)

Self employed farmers and hauliers can only come to a radical perspective if thay are able to see that their concerns are being addressed by the left. It hasnt happened in this case.

UK indymedia comment on Fuel Tax Protest (tags)

Mayday UK comment on Fuel Tax Protests. http://uk.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=265

Critical Mass Arrests at Flower & 18th (tags)

One section of the Critical Mass rally was arrested at Flower & 18th tonight.

* critical mass ride ends with arrests (tags)

critical mass bicycle ride ends with police forcing riders to ride against traffic and against the metro train.

What Next? On to Prague! (tags)

Article describes some history of the poverty situation in LA and points to the next stop for anti-poverty activists: Prague.

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