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December 2018 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

This December 2018 in Honduras: the regime plotted to politically imprison students who protest, another was kidnapped and assassinated in this context. State security gunshots that wound people at protests continued. Journalists received very heavy threats and attacks. Different campesino groups and communities of resistance against mining and sugarcane monocrop industry have their lives and livelihoods under attack. Some migrants under threat, others lost their lives. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2019/01/08/december-2018-honduras-coup-update/

Dear District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Prosecute Killer Cops, Signed: Your Constituents (tags)

Dear District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Prosecute Killer Cops, Signed: Your Constituents

October 2017 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

October has been a heavy month especially for farmers recovering land, indigenous community leaders defending their communities against mining and dam projects, and for journalists. Gunshots kept being fired by state contingents in evictions. A few people who have been targeted for their organising/work were assassinated, others are getting threats now.

International Student Exchange Donates $100,000 to Children Incorporated (tags)

Donation will expand partnership with new program to support families in U.S.

Philippines: Duterte’s gravy TRAIN for the rich (tags)

The tax system in the Philippines is biased towards the rich. The Duterte government’s new tax reform package House Bill (HB) 5636 or the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), recently adopted by the Lower House of Congress, further burdens the poor – the unemployed and under-employed -- and low-income earners.

May Day March in Riverside (tags)

2017 May Day march in Riverside

Prop. H Activists March on Hollywood to House and Help the Homeless (tags)

Photos are of the Yes on H March for the Homeless accompanied by shots of homeless people in downtown L.A by Robert Stuart Lowden. Measure H, if passed on March 7, would generate about $350 million, which would go to housing, “mental health, substance abuse treatment, health care, education, job training, rental subsidies, emergency and affordable housing, transportation, outreach, prevention, and supportive services for homeless children, families, foster youth, veterans, battered women, seniors, disabled individuals, and other homeless adults.” (Source: Monday Night Mission LA on Cloud9.)

Prop. H Activists March on Hollywood to House and Help the Homeless (tags)

Photos are of the Yes on H March for the Homeless accompanied by ones of homeless people in downtown L.A by Robert Stuart Lowden. Measure H, if passed on March 7, would generate about $350 million, which would go to housing, “mental health, substance abuse treatment, health care, education, job training, rental subsidies, emergency and affordable housing, transportation, outreach, prevention, and supportive services for homeless children, families, foster youth, veterans, battered women, seniors, disabled individuals, and other homeless adults.” (Source: Monday Night Mission LA on Cloud9.)

Prop. H Activists March on Hollywood to House and Help the Homeless (tags)

Photos are of the Yes on H March for the Homeless accompanied by shots of homeless people in Skid Row in downtown L.A by Robert Stuart Lowden. Measure H, if passed on March 7, would generate about $350 million, which would go to housing, “mental health, substance abuse treatment, health care, education, job training, rental subsidies, emergency and affordable housing, transportation, outreach, prevention, and supportive services for homeless children, families, foster youth, veterans, battered women, seniors, disabled individuals, and other homeless adults.” (Source: Monday Night Mission LA on Cloud9.)

My letter to JJJ on JJJ (tags)

I wrote this as part of the #PricedOut campaign that's being run as part of a larger push to get JJJ passed. I am leaning toward supporting JJJ, but have these criticisms about the law.

May 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)

Its been a heavy month in Honduras. A resistance activist Tomás was murdered on May day in Tegucigalpa. There have been lots of attacks against people who are part of Copinh or who accompany copinh, whether as a member and activist, journalist, or international observers. There were definitely no shortage of gunshots this month courtesy of the state (mostly in evictions against farmers) and of companies and the state who paid hitpeople. Activists in Zacate Grande were imprisoned for being poor and breaching expensive bail conditions. High school students who opposed policy imposition faced 6 killings in 3 months, which the state is likely to dress up as gangs killing gangs.

The Philippines’ New Strongman (tags)

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

911 Families Should Focus On Those Who Caused WTC Bombing, Not Saudi Arabia. (tags)

Obama and Clinton are hiding the truth about the USG causation of the WTC bombing

Brain Disorders Chemical and Structural Differences that manifest in late teens or 20's (tags)

Mental Illnesses have never been understood well even though they are a minority of health cases in all the worlds ethnic groups. Over the last 100 years physiology , anatomy, bio chem and other forms of gentle probing have illustrated worlds inside our head with MRI PET

December 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

News from Honduras in December 2015. Less news but bad news. Another environmental and human rights defender kidnapped. Navy shoots Garífuna (Afro-descendent Indigenous Hondurans) killing one and wounding another and say it was an accident because they thought they are drug traffickers. A Lenca indigenous activist was assassinated. A unionist and whistleblower seeks asylum. More funding approved from US and World Bank, always more of the same, more militarisation and more 'trickle down'...

Honduras coup update September 2015 (tags)

September 2015 in Honduras. Intensifying repression with soldiers and cops pulling out guns against protesters and in mass evictions particularly where there are occupying farmers. One sixteen year old died this way, and another farmer was assassinated 2 days after participating in a protest. This is mixed with selection persecution against journalists and leaders as they came to control demonstrations. 28 year old loved son of writers was arrested accused of killing lawyer of an elite family - both responsible for the massive IHSS scandal that stole so much from people, and for continuously killing people who are witnesses to the scandal for example. About this and more, check out the update

Some Straight Facts about History of Deng Xiaoping (tags)

Deng which mean little bottle in Mandarin was the most important Chinese in China leader of the 20th century. He helped in the "Anti Rightists Campaign of the 1950's and helped to reverse the disaster begun by Mao Zedong's "Great Leap Forward 1958-1961 28-40 million rural deaths.

Suppernanny, Jo Frost Tour Casting (tags)

Bina Warren (tags)

Crying for the USA disabled groups 2015 (tags)

disabled topics are a number of thinmgs in our country including down's syndrome, schizophrenia and mobility topics. Many rights were gained in the 1970's and associattions were formed by a number of families and individuals in various states

Families Protest Abusive Foreclosure Practices of Wells Fargo Bank (tags)

Families feeling the abusive foreclosure practices of Wells Fargo occupied bank branches in both Whittier and Studio City on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Members of Occupy Fights Foreclosures (OFF) and the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) asked local branch managers to forward letters describing violations of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to Wells Fargo headquarters.

Christmas in America (tags)

America

Hands Across California (tags)

Protective parents, children and concerned citizen formed chains in front of California family courthouses to demand returned of trafficked children.

Punitive Israeli House Demolitions (tags)

Israel

Palestinians frocibly sterilize women with disabilities (tags)

Palestinians forcibly sterilize women they feel are unsuited to be mothers

Winter 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Is Obama's Immigration Plan Too Modest? Proposals Cover Less Than Half of Nation's Undocumented

LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 2 of 2 (tags)

Two wildcat marches in the August sun to condemn the deaths and abuse of Ford, Abrego, Jackson, Montgomery and Parker in response to Ferguson Missouri

LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 1of 2 (tags)

LA has two wildcat marches in the August sun to condemn the deaths and abuse of Ford, Abrego, Jackson, Montgomery and Parker in response to Ferguson Missouri

Veteran and Families of Military hold Press Conference (tags)

Press conference to be held outside Veterans Administration to highlight heath care crisis at the VA. Today, it has become increasingly likely that the U.S. government will once again take military action in Iraq.

Furious Homeowners Occupy Lobby of Fannie Mae in Pasadena (tags)

Members of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Occupy Fights Foreclosures (OFF), Occupy Los Angeles (#OccupyLA), the Home Defenders League (HDL), and Strategic Action for a Just Economy rallied at Fannie Mae in Pasadena, CA to demand that the Federal Housing Finance Agency end its policies prohibiting principal reduction for underwater homeowners.

Hamas says it will pay $60M to families of people killed in Gaza coup (tags)

Reunification of Fatah and Hamas

Southern California Mothers Fight Back Against Foreclosures for Mothers’ Day 2014 (tags)

On Mothers’ Day weekend, Los Angeles families rallied outside Wells Fargo bank to bring attention to the greed and corruption of the banks that continue to fraudulently foreclose on families across the nation.

Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War (tags)

For the 15th year marking International Women’s Day in Southern California, on March 8th a warm and sunny Saturday, a mixed race and enthusiastic crowd of approximately 450 women, men, quite a lot of young people, and lots of children gathered for a free concert and speakout at the MacArthur Park Band Shell in Los Angeles.

Opponents of SB County Jail's Letter Ban to Share Progress, Next Steps (tags)

Right to Write SB has been organizing against the postcard-only policy at the Santa Barbara County Jail for a year now. Tonight at the Santa Barbara community forum, they will be talking about how this policy relates to plans for jail expansion in SB county.

Armenian Homes in Kessab Looted, Occupied (tags)

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

Historic Palestine (tags)

From the1911 Encyclopedia Britannica-The total population of the country is roughly estimated at 650,000

Affordable Housing for Families (tags)

A little idea for improving education.

Film about Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesia (tags)

Activists and filmmakers have now released the documentary "40 Years of Silence" online for free (86 minutes).

Filipino workers challenge to Aquino (tags)

Three years ago, President Aquino promised to substantially reduce poverty, create quality and secure jobs, and end the reign of impunity, among others. He promised “inclusive growth”. Workers have had enough of these broken promises.

LA Families March For Trayvon Martin (tags)

Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters come together to pressure the Feds on Stand Your Ground Laws and a Federal Indictment of George Zimmerman / Photo Set 2 0f 2

VIDEO: Durviving the New American Economy, 56min (tags)

Bill Moyers interviewed two Milwaukee families struggling against a downhill economy in a changing city. Deindustrialization isn't a law of nature like falling rain but a political decision. After deindustrialization, state jobs were a way to middle class life.

Cyprus Seeks 11th Hour Deal (tags)

Cyprus

More Austerity Cuts Coming to the States (tags)

The Great Recession has quietly devastated public services on a state-by-state basis, with Republican and Democratic governors taking turns leading the charge. Public education has been decimated, as well as health care, welfare, and the wages and benefits of public sector workers. The public sector itself is being smashed. Since the recession began, states have made combined austerity cuts of at least $337 billion, according to the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities

Policy makers leave HUD's housing programs at risk (tags)

More than 900 organizations nationwide have spoken out against the massive spending cuts scheduled to take place. In a call to action, activists continue to urge low-income families in the federally subsidized housing programs to immediately contact their representatives, and to urge the Obama administration and Congress to stop the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on March 1, that could result in the eviction of 250,000 voucher holders in HUD housing programs!

Justice served with stiff penalties against fraudulent teacher recruiter (tags)

We, members of the Filipino community and different Filipino-American groups here in the US, extend our congratulations to the hundreds of Filipino teachers for their victorious struggle against their deceitful recruitment agency Universal Placement Inc. (UPI) and its owner Lourdes Navarro. We are happy that after four years of brave and sustained efforts on different fronts and winning different battles along the way, the case has reached the federal court which found these defendants liable for engaging in fraudulent practices.

Everybody’s Home: An Unlikely Alliance Challenges the Financial Borg (tags)

Netanyahu's Israel (tags)

Israel

The Villaraigosa and García machine's perfect gerrymander (tags)

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAUSD President Mónica García intentionally redrew the District 2 maps to remove the a large base of support from social justice schoolboard candidates.

California Calls for Austerity for Disabled Children (tags)

In the Budget Proposal for 2012-2013, Governor Jerry Brown proposes to defund California Children's Services' Medical Therapy Program by establishing harsh and restrictive financial requirements for the families of the disabled children who rely on this vital service.

Collectively Punishing Palestinian Prisoners and Families (tags)

Israel

City Council loans Berkeley Housing Authority $300,000 to privatize public housing units (tags)

On April 3, 2012, the Berkeley Housing Authority asked Berkeley's City Council for $400,000 in general funds from Berkeley's Housing Trust Fund (HTF), to cover the costs associated with the privatization and sale of Berkeley's 75 public housing units to some out of state billionaires!

America: Land of the Poor (tags)

class war

Occupy Our Homes: L.A. Joins a Nationwide Day of Action Against Foreclosures (tags)

Housing is a human right. Today a coalition including Occupy LA, Occupy Riverside, ACCE, Refund California, and SEIU teamed up to defend two families who are facing eviction by sheriffs who protect the profits of JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo.

PRESS RELEASE OCCUPY LA ACTION: LIBERATE YOUR HOME (tags)

The Occupy LA movement will conduct a protest against Bank of America's "Foreclosure Auction" at the Norwalk Courthouse in Southern California. B of A is holding an auction of 7000 foreclosed homes at the Norwalk Courthouse from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday, December 2

Occupy LA court house action (tags)

OLA organizers and protesters march to the Court house in Los Angeles

PRESS RELEASE/UPDATE: Homeowners Fight Back (tags)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reclaiming the "American Dream" As the foreclosure and housing crisis continues to take a toll on families across America, homeowners are now sharing their experiences and arming themselves with information and resources to help those who are facing a difficult time in keeping their homes.

PRESS RELEASE: Homeowners Fight Back (tags)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reclaiming the "American Dream" As the foreclosure and housing crisis continues to take a toll on families across America, homeowners are now sharing their experiences and arming themselves with information and resources to help those who are facing a difficult time in keeping their homes.

Striking for Health Care (tags)

The supermarket workers in So Cal have gone over three months without agreeing on a new contract. The fight is mostly over health care benefits; if they lose, all workers in retail will see benefits decline.

BTL:Obama: Nation's Longest War in Afghanistan Will Continue 3 More Years (tags)

Interview with Anna Berlinrut, organizer with Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Scott Harris

50 State Attorney's General Mortgage Fraud Probe, U.S. Regulators (tags)

As 2011 rolled in, the Housing Devastation and Families in Crisis is taking a never seen toll. Banks have continue to hurt Families across the Nation and every single Neighborhood is taking a devastating hit. There are multiple Investigations going on by Multiple Agencies, however, People are feeling unsecured by the wavering of those investigating the Criminals.

States Harming People Most Needing Help (tags)

financial terrorism

Thousands of militant workers march for higher pay in the Philippines (tags)

Manila, Philippines - Thousands of workers led by the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) and its allied organizations converged in key cities on Labor Day to reiterate their demand for better wages, improved economy, jobs, security of tenure for workers and an end to demolition of squatter shanties.

U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Reach out to Prisoner’s Families (tags)

Alexander also notes “Three Strikes” Laws are a violation against the human rights of hundreds of thousands of 3 Strikers and their families. “Across America, thousands of 3 Strikers are serving life sentences after committing minor offences. The punishment should fit the crime to allow these inmates to resume their live with their families.”

MOTHERS MARCH FOR EVERYONE’S SURVIVAL (tags)

Marking the100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, the 2nd Annual Mothers March For Everyone’s Survival End Budget Cuts, Poverty, Discrimination, War & Other Violence, took place on Saturday, March 12, in Los Angeles.

Rwandan ‘anti-thatch’ campaign leaves thousands of ‘Pygmies’ homeless (tags)

A Rwandan government programme to destroy all thatched roofs in the country is leaving thousands of Batwa ‘Pygmies’ homeless.

Los Angeles Stages Hollywood Antiwar Protest for Eighth Year (tags)

Rally called out by ANSWER Coalition brings out the Faithful. Photo Set one of three

U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander: Oil Giants Price Gouge for Record Profits (tags)

Alexander is also proposing that working families receive a federal tax break for each family member traveling more than 20 miles round trip to work; Alexander say “these families should be permitted to receive a tax deduction or a minimum $300 tax credit for their entire annual fuel cost. As President of the United States, I would seek to make this retro-active back to January 1, 2011.”

Pomona Youth Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Friday, January 28, 2011

POMONA, California - A youthful group of about fifty gathered in downtown Pomona to march, rally, and otherwise lift their voices about the need for immigration reform, social justice, and popular participation in decisionmaking processes. The march was organized and executed exclusively by the youth, who, while accepting the solidarity of more established movement activists, were also taking very seriously their responsibility to lead the movement.

Besieged Gaza Two Years After Cast Lead (tags)

suffocating Gaza

Rising Poverty in America and Israel (tags)

mostly unreported

DREAMERS WILL NOT GIVE UP (tags)

Los Angeles, CA - This morning, US Senate voted on whether or not to debate the DREAM Act. Unfortunately, 60 votes were needed and the measure will not move forward this year.

Incarceration's Effect on Economic Mobility (tags)

harmful incarceration

Israeli Settlers Threaten Sheikh Jarrah (tags)

Stealing Palestinian land

Earthquake Stricken Haitians Victimized by World Indifference (tags)

Haitians are slowly starving

BILL GATES & WARREN BUFFETT ARE OILING THE INTERNATIONAL POOR$ $QUEAKY WHEEL NOT AMERICA$ (tags)

THEY PRETEND FOR THEIR FAMILY & FRIENDS TO CARE DEARLY ABOUT THEIR FELLOW MAN OTHER THEN THEIR FELLOW NEEDY AMERICANS.... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ripping Off Dead War Vets' Beneficiaries (tags)

stealing from the dead

Katrina's Destructive Aftermath (tags)

willfully inflicted harm on many thousands

Palestine: Occupied, Divided, Isolated, Oppressed and Unaided (tags)

What should outrage everyone

Palestinian Women Under Occupation (tags)

Suffering and heroism for over six decades

Child Homelessness in America (tags)

worsening because Washington ignores it

Dialogue between Nicaragua Sugar, Grupo Pellas and ASOCHIVIDA regarding CKD (tags)

Report from the Compliance Advisor and Ombudsman (CAO) of the World Bank: Dialogue process between the San Antonio Sugar Mill and ASOCHIVIDA advances.

UFCW Delivers Food to Locked Out Miners in Desert (tags)

In a strong show of solidarity, the UFCW (the retail stores and food union) delivered 500 bags of groceries to miners who have been locked out of their jobs by their boss, Rio Tinto.

2/9 Picket Of Tesla LA Dealership & 2/10 Bell Worker/Community Forum-Speakout (tags)

Injured workers, their families and advocates will picket the LA Tesla dealership on 11163 Santa Monica Blvd on Tuesday Feb 9 and will have a public forum on Wed Feb 10 in Bell on the Downey Toxic dump site

Child Slavery in Haiti (tags)

abusing Haitian children

Israeli Democracy or Hypocrisy (tags)

Its illusory even for Jews

Senate Testimony of Dr. Ronald Federici (tags)

My name is Dr. Ronald Federici. I am a developmental neuropsychologist, which basically means I specialize in evaluating children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric difficulties. I am Professor of Pediatrics and Neuropsychology and Child Development. I lecture extensively throughout the United States and internationally. And I am also an honorary member of the remaining Department of Child Welfare, because my medical team works extensively in Romania, working on the institution projects.

Condolences, Sincerely, President Barack Obama (tags)

How thoughtful of President Obama to personally sign all letters of condolence to the families of U.S. soldiers sacrificed for oil and gas, pipeline competition, military geostrategy, military industrial profit, and the will to kill. He didn't say he'd do the same for families in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but I doubt they'd welcome the sight of President Obama's signature.

Anti-Immigrant Event in Big Bear November 14 (tags)

Anti-amnesty rally being promoted for November 14 (Saturday) in Big Bear Lake. Come and show your disapproval, and support our immigrant families, friends and neighbors.

PHILIPPINES; A CAPITALIST CALAMITY (tags)

Filipinos now see more clearly the calamitous state of the system.In the morning of Sept. 26, tropical storm Ondoy (international codename: Ketsana) pounded Metro Manila and the surrounding regions, dumping a month’s worth of rain in just six hours and causing the most massive flooding seen in the last 40 years. A week later, super typhoon Pepeng (Parma) hit Northern Luzon, inundating farmland and causing mudslides in the mountainous mining region of Benguet, including Baguio City, a U.S.-designed community.

CERTAIN WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS ABHOR INNOCENT POOR AMERICANS NEEDLESS DEATHS & WILL ..... (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS ASKS ALL OF AMERICAS HONEST AND CARING BILLIONAIRES TO UNITE AND LOBBY AGAINST THESE CONTINUED YEARLY U.S. CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY BEING INFLICTED ON OUR 46 MILLION POORER AMERICANS.

David Avilla and Advocate for Orphans: Operating Illegally (tags)

David Avilla and his organization, Advocate for Orphans International (AFOI) is not properly registered with the State of California, and is therefore operating illegally.

Venezuela: The murderers can not make justice. On the exhumations of the Caracazo (tags)

* Different organizations and individuals from Venezuela with tradition in the social struggles linked to different anti-authoritarian and critical leftist approaches, with whom we have converged at the space called INSURGENTES, set position before the exhumations of the Caracazo.

San Gabriel River Clean Up (tags)

In the aftermath of the Morris Fire and the still on-going Station Fire, an opportunity to collect, bag, and haul large amounts of accumulated garbage out of the San Gabriel River along the East Fork of the Angeles National Forest.

Can You Afford Proposed Health Bill OPT-OUT Penalties? (tags)

Proposal calls for charging individuals a $900 penalty and families $3,800 that Opt-Out buying health insurance...

Growing Poverty and Despair in America (tags)

what the dominant media won't tell you

$100 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short (tags)

$100 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional $400 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!

LOS ANGELES: Lifers and Lifer Families and Friends: A Call to Action Meeting (tags)

Meeting to organize former lifers, friends and family of lifers, and allies from the community to work for the release of prisoners.

GENTRIFICATION: IS IT URBAN RENEWAL OR URBAN REMOVAL (tags)

et city leaders, banks, and big developers know that we will not be forced out of our neighborhoods! With massive tax breaks and generous loans granted by big banks and the city administration, big developers are pushing forward in their attempt to remove poor and working families from the vibrant and colorful neighborhoods around Los Angeles. Signs of gentrification are everywhere. Rents are increased to drive families out of their homes, to be replaced with luxury apartments. Big national mega-stores are replacing local mom and papa businesses. As residents are forced out, stable communities are torn apart. Immigrant working families, who have lived and worked here for generations, are being pushed out by a profit-driven campaign of racist gentrification

Eviction of two Palestinian familes from Sheikh Jarrah (tags)

East Jerusalem's lost years

ICRC - Israel Traps Gazans in Deprivation and Despair (tags)

Israel's slow motion genocide

Reviewing Marjorie Cohn and Kathleen Gilberd's "Rules of Disengagement" (tags)

Right of GIs to refuse to fight in illegal wars

Deporting Fathers in the Name of Homeland Security (tags)

Via deportations, the U.S. government is destroying families and harming children. Roxroy Salmon's case is one of many thousands.

Digos Massacre Remembered (tags)

25 June 2009 It is quite common these days to read from the newspapers violence being perpetrated by the communist New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) that most Filipinos no longer care as long they are not the poor victims. People have become so passive that when rebels committed atrocities to civilians, none would make a fuss about it or chastise the perpetrators -- except for the families of the victims and the authorities. None would take the initiative to launch a crusade to seek justice. This is also what happened 20 years ago today.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTIONS AGAINST HOUSE EVICTIONS AND DEMOLITIONS IN PALESTINE (tags)

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTIONS AGAINST HOUSE EVICTIONS AND DEMOLITIONS IN PALESTINE - Monday 13th July 2009 THE COMMUNITY OF SHEIKH JARRAH CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

Stewart Alexander: Gov. Schwarzenegger has Failed Calif., Should Resign (tags)

With time quickly approaching for the 2010 California Election, it would be too costly for California voters to recall Governor Schwarzenegger; however, before the state becomes bankrupt and Californians suffer greater losses, Governor Schwarzenegger should resign immediately.

Winter Soldier Southwest on YouTube #1 (tags)

On Saturday, May 9, 2009 Iraq Veterans Against the War held hearings about war crimes and the abuse of our soldiers. The Winter Soldier Southwest heard from many American vets of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam and well as the victims of war and the families of vets. The Gold Star Families, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans for Peace and the Iraq Veterans for Peace were all represented. This is the testimony of Ryan Endicott about his experiences in Iraq.

Iraq Winter Soldiers and Families Testify in Pasadena (tags)

Iraq War Veterans tell of American abuses. inefficiencies and greed in the Iraq and Gulf wars.

The Inland Empire Marches on May Day (tags)

Riverside, CA (May 1, 2009) – Twenty eight groups from all over the Inland Empire —immigrant rights groups, unions, workers, students, clergy, and human rights activists— united today to call for fair, comprehensive reform to end abuses against immigrants, workers, and their families.  Students kicked off the march with a traditional ritual at UCR’s Bell Tower, and then joined supporters from Riverside and San Bernardino counties at Cesar Chavez Community Center to continue their journey to City Hall.

Mothers Speak About War And Terror (tags)

Humankind's uncanny ability to make major advances in one civilization while simultaneously razing others beyond recognition is a strange facet of our nature. Yet most Americans are far removed from the constant dangers and terrors of living under a war. Few of us who did not serve in Vietnam or Iraq, for instance, have a clear understanding of the devastation wrought on those countries. The gap between our reality and theirs served as the driving force behind American author Susan Galleymore's venture into the war-torn countries of the Middle East. Her new book, "Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War & Terror," tells the stories of the repercussions of war on the mothers, families, communities, and cultures of Iraq, Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, and the United States.

Sun May 3: CA Military Mom's LA Area Book Launch (tags)

Susan Galleymore, the US military mom who made front-page headlines from the San Francisco Chronicle to France's Le Monde, when she took a dangerous journey to Iraq in 2004, to visit her soldier son stationed in the 'Sunni Triangle', north of Baghdad comes to LA area.

Sun May 3: CA Military Mom Travels to Iraq & Returns w/Book on Impact of War on Mothers (tags)

California Military Mom Susan Galleymore Invited by Veterans for Peace-LA to Launch her New Book on Impact of War on Mothers at Arlington West on the Santa Monica beach Sunday, May 3rd - Noon-1pm

May 3rd: LA Event for US Military Mom New Book on Mothers and War (tags)

US Military mother Susan Galleymore, made international headlines when she traveled to Iraq to visit her soldier son, is on a 10-city national tour launching her new book, Long Time Passing Mother Speak About War and Terror, a collection of dramatic first-person accounts of the impact of war on mothers and families around-the-globe. Local US military moms, musicians, poets, and artists will join Galleymore at pre-Mother's celebration.

May 3rd: LA Event for US Military Mom New Book on Mothers and War (tags)

US Military mother Susan Galleymore, made international headlines when she traveled to Iraq to visit her soldier son, is on a 10-city national tour launching her new book, Long Time Passing Mother Speak About War and Terror, a collection of dramatic first-person accounts of the impact of war on mothers and families around-the-globe. Local US military moms, musicians, poets, and artists will join Galleymore at pre-Mother's celebration.

LA Area Downey April 19, 2009 Workers Memorial Day Events (tags)

The international commemoration day Workers Memorial Day will be held in Downey on Sunday April 19 at 3:00 PM in front of the Kasier Hospital in Downey at the Downey toxic site. Injured movie and hospital workers along with other injured workers and their families will speak out about health and safety.

U.S. Representatives Seek Community Support (tags)

Congresswoman Moore (D-WI) and Congressman Gutierrez (D-IL) seeking support for immigration reform to keep families together

Scientology Virtually Holds Daughter Hostage (tags)

Scientology says it will "negotiate" with the mother to return her daughter.

Re-Introduction of Uniting American Families Act (tags)

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) re-introduced The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) in the House and Senate today. The legislation calls for an end to the immigration discrimination gay and lesbian Americans face when they seek to sponsor a foreign partner to live with them in the United States. “One of the fundamental principles of American immigration law and policy is the notion of family unification…. Unfortunately, same-sex couples committed to spending their lives together are not recognized as "families" under current federal law, including US immigration law,” said Nadler.

Families of Police Murder Victims March to Rampart (tags)

Families and concerned citizens demonstrate against police abuse.

Petition against the expropriation of french (and also européen) farmer’s famili (tags)

Hello, dear américain friends We invite you to see this petition below and if you are in agreement with its contents then why not add your signature? In advance thank you for your support

Sharp drop in migrants’ money transfers from US (tags)

Mexico depends on migrants' remittances for eight percent of its Gross Domestic Product compared to 12 percent in Guatemala and no less than 18 percent of El Salvador's GDP. And these are the official statistics, which do not include US dollars passing the US border under car mats.

On the 2nd GMFD Conferene in Manila (tags)

On behalf of the of the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) we express our militantly solidarity for the all the mass actions and protests against the Manila ‘s Second Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The AJLPP strongly condemns the pro-imperialist and anti-migrant GMFD framework and agenda of the conference in Manila. The agenda of the conference lay bare the exploitative foundation and consequences of so-called neoliberal globalization on the lives of migrants, refugees and their families.

Petition for a Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009 (tags)

Sign an electronic petition for CIR in 2009 - it will be delivered to the newly elected U.S. President and members of Congress on December 1, 2008.

After DNC/RNC, fight ICE and support immigrant rights struggle: a call to action (tags)

please read, forward widely, discuss with others, and ACT!

High Five (tags)

When I was a kid growing up my parents weren’t rich weren’t poor. They didn’t have a lot of money, but enough to qualify as lower middle class and at times middle class. My father had a visiting teacher’s position at a university and my mother was an administrative assistant working towards a college degree. The highest tax bracket they got to was middle class just before my dad passed away in 1987.

Targeting Immigrants - The Largest Ever US ICE Raid (tags)

Police state tactics intensify.

Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) Gets 100th House Co-Sponsor (tags)

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) became the 100th Congressional co-sponsor of the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA, H.R. 2221) on 1st August, 2008. The UAFA is a bill before Congress that would make a small change to existing immigration law to close a loophole barring gay and lesbian Americans in committed relationships with foreign partners from sponsoring their partner for a green card. These same-sex binational couples are denied the right that opposite-sex couples have been afforded for decades – the right to legally keep their families together in the United States.

Boyle Heights Residents Come out to oppose move (tags)

Over 600 families, residents of the Wyvernwood Community in Boyle Heights, will gather today to voice their opposition to plans to demolish all 1178 units in the historic development and replace them with 4,400, primarily luxury units.

Reporter looking for Families Torn Apart by Immigration Law (tags)

The following was passed on to me by the folks at Immigration Detention Watch Network in regards to a request by a reporter who is interested in making a documentary on families who have been negatively affected by U.S. Immigration laws.

On Independence Day, Israeli Arabs Reminded of Their Place (tags)

The media might have caught this violent act of repression on camera - if they hadn't been supressing the other side of the story.

Santa Ana Labor Rally: HEY, ARNOLD! NO BUDGET CUTS! (tags)

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Casilino 900: urgent appeal against the persecution of the Roma in Italy (tags)

The persecution of the Rroms (Roma) in Italy: EveryOne Group and the Committee for the Rights of the Roma of Casilino 900 have launched an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights following a serious humanitarian emergency at the Casilino 900 camp, in Rome.

Senate housing bill- more grief for homeowners (tags)

Socialists across the nation are rejecting a U.S. Senate housing bill that offers little help to struggling homeowners facing foreclosure, while providing tens of billions for banks, financial institutions and big corporations. The bill (Foreclosure Prevention Act) passed in the Senate this past week by a vote of 84-12 and has been sent to the House. The vote was clearly a major setback for millions of homeowners and a big win for banks and big businesses.

Orange County Candlelight Vigil for 4,000 Fallen (tags)

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, ORANGE, CA USA: Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families, Iraq Veterans Against the War, & supporters gathered together on March 24, 2008, for a candlelight vigil to both remember and honor the fallen and raise public awareness of the needless loss of lives in the United States' unConstitutional occupation of Iraq.------------------------------ EXCELLENT ARTICLE AND VIDEO OF THE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/killed-lemieux-orange-2005062-war-soldiers

'Lumad' families flee military operations in Davao Oriental (tags)

At least 410 "lumad" (indigenous) families or 2,500 people from several towns in Davao Oriental were forced to leave their homes in the past two weeks following intensified government operations against communist New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas, a human rights group said on Sunday. Of those who fled, 330 families came from the hinterland villages of San Victor and Kampawan in Baganga, Karapatan reported. Those living in the outskirts of San Victor sought refuge in the village center while those in Kampawan went to Barangay (Village) Lambajon.

Thur Night: Iraq Vets Invite Antiwar Activists to Protest Outside Dem Debate (tags)

Join Iraq Veterans Against the War and Military Families Speak Out The World will be Watching.... Help Make the Anti-war Voice Heard... The War Is Still The Issue: Protest Outside the CNN-Politico-LA Times Democratic Debate WHEN: Thurs. Jan 31- 5pm- 7pm WHERE: Outside the Democratic CNN-Politico-LA Times Presidential Debate in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028 (At Hollywood & Highland Metro Red Line stop)

Heath Insurance Bill Puts Poor at Risk (tags)

I got this in my email. The latest health care law is likely to pass, because progressive health care supporters are split on the issue. Unions are split on it. Political energy for real universal health care is being lost. This bill is similar to the one offered by the governor, but because it's sponsored by Speaker Nunez, the dealmakers have managed to get more liberal support for it. Working class and poor people need to organize to demand protections from the gaps in this bill.

Mortgage Crisis Jeopardizing Working Class Families (tags)

If the two corporate parties, the Democrats and Republicans, take a wait-and-see attitude while the mortgage lenders and multi-billionaires take the hard-earned family resources of millions of Americans, the results will be catastrophic for working class families, and ultimately for our entire economy.

Failing Senior Care System Burdening Families (tags)

The war is still the number one issue in the 2008 Elections, but even as we work to bring this war to an end, it is essential that the country look at real solutions rather than illusory for-profit “solutions” to our basic problems: the crisis facing an aging working class, poverty, homelessness, the cost of living, low wages, inflation, the recession, and many other issues on a national agenda of things-to-do. The government must take care of seniors and relieve their families, friends and caregivers of the financial burden.

Vets REJECTED from Long Beach Vet's Parade Participation. DO SOMETHING! (tags)

This is in response to the article written in the Long Beach Press Telegram regarding the three groups of veterans and their families who were REJECTED from participating in the Veterans Day Parade, even though they and their families served and are continuing to serve their country with honor. My son just returned from his second tour in Iraq. We both believe in the Constitution ,which includes the right to speak out against this war. It is something that he is proud to fight for and will continue to follow orders if he is sent back to Iraq. While watching the entire parade from the sidelines, I was saddened to see that there were no participants from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan at all! That means that the only participants of this war that wanted to march in the parade were excluded. The city, as well as Val Lerch, who continued to try to make this a political issue, bear responsibility for this lack of support for our soldiers currently serving in this war. How could Council member Lerch, a proud member of this committee, overlook this glaring omission if he supports the troops? By the way, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans for Peace carried no signs whatsoever. It was very important to us that we honor all the troops, and we enthusiastically applauded all participants. Also, please note, we had plenty of enthusiastic responses from the crowd and a few public displays of apology. This is an important point, because the city and committee knew we marched in last year’s parade without incident and that we are valid members of the military, unlike other groups like the medical insurance van, etc. This is why several cities, including La Palma, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, and other cities nationwide were inviting our groups to march in their parade; they understand that you can support the troops but not the administration’s policies that continue to blindly send our loved ones to die in a war that should never have happened in the first place. Apparently, the Veterans Day Committee and the city of Long Beach do not understand the difference. --Pat Alviso, Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach, CA, USA, Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out Orange County & South Bay Chapter, www.mfsooc.org www.myspace.com/ocmfso 562-833-8035 Support Our Troops. Bring Them Home Now! Take Care of Them After They Get Home!

SOS! Veterans DENIED Participation in Long Beach Veteran's Day Parade! (tags)

Why are Iraq VETERANS Against the War, VETERANS for Peace, and Military Families Speak Out being DENIED access to the Saturday's (11.10.07) VETERAN'S DAY PARADE in Long Beach, California?!? Please contact the following people, and urge them to ALLOW these groups to march in Saturday's Long Beach Veteran's Day Parade. Pageantry Productions, Debbie Harn 310-537-4240, they handle the parade for the city of Long Beach; Martha Thuente is the committee chairperson, 562-422-6669; Long Beach City Councilmember’s: Val Lurch, 562-570-6137, (The parade is in his area.); Tonia Reyes Uranga, 562-570-6596; Gary DeLong, 562-570-6186; Military Families Speak Out: Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick: www.mfsooc.org, www.myspace.com/ocmfso, 562-833-8035 (Pat Alviso)

Racism and Anti-Immigrant Terror at Fire Evacuee Centers (tags)

The first story is a very detailed account of the police and immigration terrorism against African-Americans and immigrants at the fire evacuee centers. The second story is a call for volunteers, including interpreters.

Immigrants Neglected and Abused During San Diego Wildfires (tags)

It is important that people know that the government’s response to this has not been as benevolent as the news media has made it out to be. For immigrant families, this is in no way an ‘anti-Katrina.’ Immigrants in San Diego county are being neglected by emergency evacuators, put in danger by their employers, treated rudely by authorities and volunteers, refused aid at evacuation sites, and racially profiled by police and deported by the Border Patrol.

Local: Habitat for Humanity Partners With OHA To Displace Oakland's Poor (tags)

Locals Struggle To Save 75 Families From Being Evicted From Their Public Housing Complex!

100,000 March for Peace on Wash.DC on Sept 15, 2007 (tags)

On Sept. 15, 2007, nearly 100,000 people -- led by anti-war Iraq veterans, military families and others -- marched from the White House to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to demand an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq. The march concluded with a dramatic "die-in" of 5,000 people surrounding the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested when police prevented them taking an anti-war message to Congress.

Brazil: 185º anniversary of the independence. September the 7th, 1822. (tags)

The launching of the PAG (Program of Acceleration of Growth), at Paraná, will happen at 9:30 a.m. in the Guarituba (quarter), in Piraquara (city of the metropolitan region of Curitiba.) The quarter will receive 98 million Reals ( near 50 million Dollars ) of federal, state and municipal governments and will be remodelled.

Support displaced Palestinian families in Iraq (tags)

International concern was first raised by Astrid Van Genderen Stort, a UNHCR spokeswoman in Geneva, who stated in 2005, "They (Palestinians) have been victims of night raids, arbitrary arrests and torture carried out by Iraqi security forces."

Ermita, 2 Cabinet men ‘spoilers’ of talks — MILF (tags)

he Moro Islamic Libe-ration Front (MILF) has accused the Arroyo administration of being a “spoiler” of the peace negotiations, noting that three Cabinet officials are “steering the talks to an unknown direction,” saying like before the MILF is being tricked. MILF secretariat chair-man Muhammad Ameen, in a statement posted on the group’s Web site, yesterday also doubted President Arroyo’s sincerity in signing a peace agreement before she steps down in 2010. “There are many spoilers of the peace process espe-cially in Mindanao, but all those are secondary, and the main or worst spoilers are those in the govern-ment itself,” he noted.

the problem with veterans (tags)

Vets Are Expensive (And Well Trained)

Stop SLAPPing Filipino environmental defenders (tags)

-Green progressive watchdog Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) today noted the rise of lawsuits against environmment advocates, warning that this could be a dangerous precedent by large mining firms and landowning families to stifle opposition to their interests. In a press conference held at Quezon City, Kalikasan PNE National Coordinator Clemente Bautista presented three case studies of non-government environmental advocates, including individuals and organizations, facing a variety of SLAPP lawsuits from foreign firms accused of engaging in environmental and anti-people practices in communities where they operate.

Federal Building Protest Against Arrest of Elvira Arellano (tags)

Over 100 people protest outside Federal Building in support of Elvira Arellano. Activists re-energized by arrest of migrant mother. Protest march scheduled for Sat. August 25th

Statement of Elvira Arellano on August 15th, 2007 (tags)

For the last 15 days, I have maintained a vigil in prayer. I have consulted with spiritual leaders and with those who face the same situation I face. I have made my decision.

Military Families occupy Rep. Sanchez's office (tags)

A group of Military Families, vererans and supporters was arrested this morning at Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez's office after an overnight stay in her office.

RP GOV'T TO EVICT 15.000 SQUATTER FAMILIES BY THE END OF GMA TERM (tags)

Before President Arroyo’s term ends or within the next three years, the government intends to evict and relocate some 15,000 poor families occupying road-right-of-ways and waterways in the metropolis. An inventory by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) showed a total of 84,000 families living along waterways and roadways out of the 726,906 squatter families in Metro Manila.

Brazil/Curitiba: Eighty a thousand families without dignified home. (tags)

Cities that do not have public policy of popular habitation do push devoid populations for non buiding areas as fertile valleys of the rivers. The result is periodic flooding, with all the ominous and known consequences for local inhabitants, other populations and for the environment.

Gestapo Kidnappings by I.C.E. Destroying American Lives, Families (tags)

I.C.E. and Homeland Security are partaking in gestapo-like kidnappings/arrests in Orange County. We believe it is a direct attack on the Pro-Immigration Movement and all of our communities. Help is needed! Please Support!

AJLPP / CDIR Rejects The Border Protection and Immigration Reform Bill as Racist (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines ) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) vehemently oppose the so called " US Border Protection and immigration Reform Bil" l that will turn 12 million immigrants into a permanent underclass of “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws that will separate millions of immigrant families.

Immigrant Workers Union statement against new immigration proposal (tags)

Immigrant Workers Union denounces the new senate immigration bill for militarizing borders, breaking up families, and criminalizing workers.

AJLPP / CDIR Rejects New Immigration Proposals as Anti-Immigrant, Anti- Family Reunificat (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) vehemently oppose the US Senate proposals that will turn 12 million immigrants into “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws that should unite and not separate families. The new US senate taunted proposals that constitutes a far-reaching change in the immigration system that would admit future arrivals seeking to put down roots in the U.S. based on their skills, education levels and job experience, limiting the importance of family ties.

Israeli banks profit from Holocaust (tags)

"Investigations by the Israeli parliament have dug up disturbing evidence that Israel has been profiting for decades from vast sums invested in local banks by European Jews who died in the Nazi death camps."

Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants (tags)

The mass public assault on the May 1st rally and a public raid on migrants at a shopping mall in Chicago shortly before May 1st mark a brutal and highly public escalation in the ruling class's war on migrants. Increased resistance like the upcoming May 17th march to MacArthur Park is exactly what the situation calls for.

The Hate Equation:Targeting Migrant Children in LA (tags)

The May 1 police riot in Mac Arthur Park sent a deliberate political message and was part of a larger pattern of attacks targeting Brown children and families.

Children March Against Racist Deportations and Immigration Laws (tags)

What’s Really in the Flake-Gutierrez (STRIVE) Act? (tags)

Many traditional immigrant rights organizations are putting enormous pressure on grass roots groups to support the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act” (STRIVE). This proposal, put forward by Democrats Jeff Flake (AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (IL), is being presented as a “lesser evil” and “the best we can get”. While on the surface it isn’t as overtly aggressive as Sensenbrenner’s HR4437, this remains an enforcement-first bill and offers little or nothing to immigrant workers and their families. ImmigrantsThis is not what millions of immigrant workers marched for last spring. This is not why hundreds of grass roots organizations were formed across the country in order to fight for unconditional legalization for all.

The Bush Temporary Guest Workers Program and the STRIVE Act Are Bad for All Immigrants. (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) firmly stands for and demands amnesty and full rights for all immigrants and for family reunification for more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The CDIR also vehemently oppose President Bush or the White House proposal. Under the new White House plan on immigration reform, it calls for a “Z Visas” valid for three years and renewable indefinitely at cost of $3,500.00 each time. To become legal permanent residents with the green card, they will have to return to their home country and apply to re-enter to the legally and pay a $ 10,000 fine.

8,000 families displaced in Sulu fighting; OIC steps in (tags)

More than 8,000 families ( 40,000 people)have fled their homes as Marines and Army troops hunted down renegade Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) commander Habier Malik and his men, who have killed 12 people in Sulu. For three days now, thousands of troops have been sent to Sulu to run after Malik’s band after he escaped when the military captured his sprawling hilltop encampment in Panamao, Sulu on Sunday. Reports said several MNLF commanders, along with an undetermined number of fighters from the towns of Pata, Daungdong and Capual in Sulu, are now fighting alongside Malik.

Immigrants: 50,000 March for Immigration Reform (tags)

More than 50,000 immigrants and immigrant rights advocates filled the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, April 7, 2007, to rally support for fair legislation for immigrants; and to protest against the recent White House plan that will further restrict the rights of immigrants across America. The March and rally was one of the largest in recent months and it further demonstrated the growing momentum of the immigration rights movement.

Black Mesa Support Updates (tags)

Black Mesa Support Updates

Why aren't the Bush daughters in Iraq? (tags)

The president's family has set an appallingly bad example for wartime sacrifice.

ACLU Challenges Illegal Detention of Immigrant Children Held in Prison-Like Conditions (tags)

Written by ACLU Press Release Tuesday, 06 March 2007 ACLU Challenges Illegal Detention of Immigrant Children Held in Prison-Like Conditions (3/6/2007) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it Lawsuits Ask That Children and Their Families be Released From Texas Facility Under Appropriate and Humane Supervision AUSTIN, TX - The American Civil Liberties Union today filed lawsuits on behalf of ten immigrant children, challenging their illegal detention at the T. Don Hutto facility in Taylor, Texas.

The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The "Oscar for Peace" Awards (tags)

At the corner of Hollywood and Vine, just blocks away from where the Hollywood Oscars were to be presented at the Kodak Theater, the "Military Families Speak Out" organization hosted an “Oscar for Peace” awards ceremony and "Bring Our Troops Home Now" peace vigil. "Military Families Speak Out" honored individuals “for their exceptional and tireless commitment to waging peace, rather than war.” The event drew thousands, and featured an 8-foot “Oscar” in military camouflage with the inscription “Bring Me Home!” The "Code Pink Police," members of the antiwar group, Code Pink Women For Peace, arrested a mock President Bush, while the "Billionaires for Bush" comedy troupe conducted a mock counter-protest.

Kucinich Accepts PEACE Award...Military Families Speak Out! (tags)

Military Families Speak Out Presents Congressman Dennis Kucinich a Peace Award. Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood, CA USA February 24, 2007

U.S. one of worst places for kids (tags)

BERLIN -- The United States and Britain ranked at the bottom of a UN survey of child welfare in 21 wealthy countries that assessed everything from infant mortality to whether children ate dinner with their parents.

The Appeal of Afghan Families & Orphans to the people of the United States of America (tags)

This is appeal of Afghan families and orphans to the people of the US and the world for help. They are affected by the US bombing and dying from hunger, cold and homelessness

'Oscar for Peace' Anti-War Vigil and Awards Ceremony (tags)

Support Our Troops! Bring them home now, and take care of them when they get here!

"Oscar for Peace", an Anti-War Vigil and Awards Ceremony (tags)

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1,000s Expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend (tags)

SAT 1/27: Thousands expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend

Why War? Military Families Speak Out! (tags)

January 6, 2007 Garden Grove, California USA Military Families Speak Out held a 24-hour vigil to honor, to remember, to grieve the over 3,000 American soldiers who have been killed in George W. Bush's illegal war on Iraq. This video speaks for those soldiers as well as hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who no longer have voices of their own.

Military Families Speak Out – An interview with Lisa Cantu (tags)

Military Families Speak Out – An interview with Lisa Cantu

24-Hour Vigil Pics, Military Families Speak Out! (tags)

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BTL:Iraq Study Group Recommendations Won't End War & Occupation (tags)

Interview with Nancy Lessin, cofounder of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

France - Banlieues: inquiry on the dead of Bouna Traoré and Zyed Bucket (tags)

According to lawyer Jean-Pierre Mignard, defender of the families of the victims, from the relationship of the “police of the police” turns out that “the policemen knew that the adolescents were penetrate to you in the situated Edf and their single attitude has been indifference”.

The Amerikan Empire making Iraq a better place to live. (tags)

Look at how things have improved after the American Empire over threw Saddam and installed our own "democratic" puppet government. Isn't freedom and democracy American style great????

Feeling misled by the military, families adding anger to grief (tags)

Hey don't be so negitive!!! Look at the Iraq war as a jobs program for Generals!!!! Of course we are forced to pay for it at gun point, and our kids are dying for it in Iraq and Afganistan

Drinking Tea with Hizbullah (tags)

n the village of Silaa in southern Lebanon, on the forty-day memorial of the killing of 8 residents by Israeli aerial bombardment, a lunch in commemoration of the dead was provided to the villagers by the Campaign for Civil Resistance. After we completed our visit to the grieving families, we are invited to the muktar's home, to share tea, fruit and conversation. The local representative from Hizbullah joins us. Upon learning that I am from America, he smiles and he entreats me to sit next to him. He asks me what I think and how I feel about the destruction I have seen. The nargillah is brought out and we leisurely smoke and drink tea, enjoying the shaded veranda and an afternoon breeze. We discuss the war, and the role of Hizbullah in civil society. I am told that Hizbullah is not a state within a state, but a state where none exists, for the south of Lebanon has been neglected for decades by the Lebanese government. As for the fighters, he says, who won't fight to protect their families, their homes, and their communities? How, he wonders, are we different from Americans?

Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters (tags)

Massive Gentrification Projects To Displace The Poor Are Taking Place In Oakland, California!

PROTEST VS. THE GOVERNOR'S FAILURE TO CLOSE YOUTH JAILS MONDAY MORNING, 10:30 (tags)

Oakland, CA-based "Books Not Bars" in Los Angeles MONDAY OCT. 16 to Protest Governor Schwarzenegger's lack of action on closing CA's costly, ineffective and abusive youth jails. 10:30 am 3314 Livonia Ave. LA 90034, Schwarzenegger Campaign Headquarters. Press Conference 11 am.

HELP FAMILIES OF INCARCERATED YOUTH PROTEST GOV.'S INACTION ON CLOSING JUVENILE JAILS (tags)

Oakland, CA-based "Books Not Bars" in Los Angeles MONDAY OCT. 16 to Protest Governor Schwarzenegger's lack of action on closing CA's costly, ineffective and abusive youth jails. 10:30 am 3314 Livonia Ave. LA 90034, Schwarzenegger Campaign Headquarters. Press Conference 11 am.

Sergeant Dan Masters and his partner Robert Pargmann are against Prop 107 (tags)

Sometimes cops are actually on your side. In this case Sergeant Dan Masters and his partner Robert Pargmann are against Prop 107 which is a homophobic proposition which will make homosexuals 4th class citizens in Arizona.

Families of the Condemned: The Death Penalty's Invisible Victims (tags)

"What is capital punishment if not the most premeditated of murders to which no criminal act, no matter how calculated, can be compared." Albert Camus

Angelides Rally in West LA (tags)

Phil Angelides strong & confident coming out of his first debate, "make the place where the Democratic wave breaks in CA." Arnold's re-election would mean a return to his special election issues that he said were good despite voters' sound repudiation last Nov.

L.A.'s MacLaren Hall Survivors Become Family (tags)

I am asking that any of you that are from this child protection institution/foster care “aging out” past reach out to others with shared pasts, as your brothers and sisters, as family and reach out to local kids JUST ABOUT TO “AGE OUT,” and let them know there is a family of survivors out here...

Call for October 22nd, 2006 in LA (tags)

Call for October 22, 2006: Eleventh Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation

Global Day of Action Demands End to Killings in the Philippines (tags)

Global Day of Action Demands End to Killings in the Philippines

Photos from the immigrants rights march (tags)

Families are being torn apart by the current system of detention and deportation.

Military Families Speak Out 'Visit' Rep. Dana "Warbacker", Huntington Beach (tags)

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Jim Gilchrist coming to L.A. this Saturday (tags)

TOGETHER, let's let Gov. Arnold and the attendees know how much loyal, law-abiding citizens support our own courageous JIM GILCHRIST, Founder of the MINUTEMAN PROJECT (MMP) and all the great patriots who support his efforts to enforce OUR laws, secure OUR borders and protect OUR families.

Oakland Housing Authority Tenants Exonerated (tags)

Former Oakland Housing Authority Clerk Declares That Families Facing Eviction At Lockwood Gardens Are Innocent!

De Norte o Sur, Este Oeste, Campesinos venceron, Cueste lo Que Cueste (tags)

. Back ground of Farm and more photos of the destruction, grief, pain and rage as the bulldozers started again today. International Days of Solidarity to begin Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Stop the war, Maguindanao folk cry (tags)

Pesante-USA/AJLPP joins the people of Mindanao in their urgent call to stop the US-Arroyo Regime's war against the people. “They are suffering and they want the fighting stopped,” Ruby Sahali, social welfare secretary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said of the more than 4,000 families displaced by fighting between militiamen and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels in Maguindanao.The evacuees came from the towns of Shariff Aguak, where the hostilities started last week, and from Mamasapano, Datu Piang, Datu Unsay, Datu Saudi, Ampatuan, Sultan sa Barongis and SK Pendatun towns, where it spread.

Israel Engineers Another Cover-Up (tags)

Leaving the Truth Buried in Gaza's Sands

four years of bloody war (tags)

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Investigation Of Oakland Housing Authority Underway (tags)

Corruption At The Oakland Housing Authority Exposed

The REAL Assault on Marriage: Top 10 Ways Bush & Co. Have Undermined Marriage (tags)

This article was first published in July of 2003 when the US Senate first took the issue of a constitutional ban on gay marriage up as a diversion from deteriorating conditions in Iraq. And now, after three more years of the Bush cartel, it is even more relevant today.

Pesante Support the South Central Farmers Struggle for Land and Life! (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante), a Filipino peasant, environmental and human rights advocacy network in the United States wholeheartedly support the struggle of 450 families in the South Central Farms that is now under the threat of land grabbing of the capitalist groups in Los Angeles.

BTL:Escalation of Violence in Iraq Leads to Renewed Calls for U.S. Withdrawal (tags)

Interview with Charlie Richardson, Military Families Speak Out co-founder, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Operation Iraqi Freedom (tags)

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Useful contacts for Jail Solidarity (tags)

Here is some information for those providing support to the farmers and their families in the event of forced evictions:

Gold Star Mother Urges Americans to Sign the Voters Pledge (tags)

No More Pro-War Candidates, No More Wars of Choice

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Sheriffs expected to attempt evictions tomorrow at daybreak, Sat. morn (tags)

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Sheriffs expected to attempt evictions tomorrow at daybreak, Sat. Morning May 27.

Two DAys Left! (tags)

Ron Kovic joins Los Angeles Farmers in a "Spiritual Procession" to encourage saving the South Central Farm.

south Central Farmers: MEDIA ADVISORY (tags)

L.A. City Mayor Villaraigosa Fails to Raise Matching Funds to Save 350 Poor Families, in South Central Los Angeles, >From Brentwood Developer

Mass Evictions From Oakland's Public Housing (tags)

Fraud And Corruption At The Oakland Housing Authority Results In Mass Evictions!

U.S. seeks to keep evidence from 9/11 families (tags)

-- Prosecutors asked a judge to rethink granting 9/11 families suing airlines access to evidence gathered for the criminal case against al Qaeda terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui.

SMALL TOWNS COMING OF AGE DURING THE IMMIGRATION STRUGGLE (tags)

WHILE THE MEDIA FOCUSES ON URBAN CENTERS, SMALL TOWNS IN THE NATION TAKE TO THE STREETS AS WELL; A FIRST-PERSON, PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF ONE SUCH TOWN, COMING OF AGE DURING THE IMMIGRATION STRUGGLE

Racism? (tags)

Thoughts of the day! Viva La Everyone!

Whatever Happened to Empathy? (tags)

Whatever happened to empathy? How did the world suddenly become inhabited by good, red-blooded Americans and a bunch of gooks, slopes, ragheads, hadjis and any other pejorative which makes them seem less than human? How did the world suddenly become us and them? How is it that no one's beliefs and concerns have validity except ours? How has it come about that the world is now divided between us, our few allies, and a world of terrorists?

The neo-Nazi influence in Costa Mesa. Why the city is falling apart. (tags)

Costa Mesa is a microcosm of California. This coastal city has become the epicenter of an immigration issue that threatens to divide our local communities and the nation. Costa Mesa also depicts a vivid portrayal of how radical anti-immigrant groups politicize local governments. Humberto Caspa writes for La Opinion and is an adjunct professor at CSULB.

La Gran Marcha: The Sleeping Giant Awakes (tags)

On March 25, immigrants and their supporters shook the halls of Congress, and, just maybe, changed history.

Rescued cats still need homes (tags)

Abandoned cats still need homes.

Gubernatorial candidate Peter Camejo at South Central Farm, Mar 9 (tags)

Green Party Gubernatorial candidate Peter Camejo to urgeLA Mayor to intervene Thursday, March 9, 2006 on the eviction of 350 families at South Central community farm

LA City Council to Minutemen: Go Home! (tags)

In a stinging denunciation, the L.A. City Council goes on record against the Minutemen and Save Our State, but ices out the farmers.

URGENT ACTION: This Friday Protest to Save the South Central Farm at developers office (tags)

What: Hundreds of community supporters demand that the developer keep from destroying one of the most unique landmarks of Los Angeles: The South Central Farm, the largest urban farm in the U.S.!

ALERT - Stop the Budget Cuts! (tags)

A vote is possible February 1. Call your representatives toll free and oppose the budget reconciliation bill - 1-800-393-1082

Peak Oil and the South Central Farm (tags)

Jan Lundberg and Tezozomoc join in Defense of the South Central Los Angeles Community Farm

Camp Casey Los Angeles Continues Every Friday Outside Senator Feinstein's West LA Office (tags)

Protest Senator Dianne Feinstein every Friday from 3pm until dark until she brings the troops home NOW. 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Sepulveda), Los Angeles, CA 90025

TomSongs Releases “BushWhacked” follow-up, 2005 Retrospective “I Miss You” (tags)

New 2005 Retrospective “I Miss You” run time 3:05

Letter From A Military "Mom": Domestic Spying & Incident of Intimidation of Mili (tags)

author: Written by: Robin Vaughan

Solidarity Action in Boston for the South Central Farmers (tags)

Coast to Coast Solidarity with the South Central Farmers.

South Central Farmers Phone Tree (tags)

The South Central Farmers are asking members of the progressive community to establish phone trees to mobilize activists across the city to defend their beloved and family-sustaining 14-acre farm at 41st and Long Beach Ave. For the last 13 years, these working class Latino families have tilled what was once an abandoned, garbage- and rat-infested lot into a inspirational garden that feeds and sustains over 360 families!

Help Save Stanley Tookie Williams from execution (tags)

ON DEC. 13 at 12:01 a.m., Stanley "Tookie" Williams, who helped found the Crips gang in Los Angeles at the age of 17, is scheduled to die in the execution chamber at San Quentin Prison. His only chance to escape death by lethal injection is a grant of clemency from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Battered by Katrina, Gulf Coast workers stand up (tags)

NEW ORLEANS — Gail Andrews, a quiet, unassuming African American woman from New Orleans East, found her mother two weeks after Hurricane Katrina. Six weeks later, she lost her again. This time forever. At age 68, Andrews’ mother died.

BTL:Mother of Slain U.S. Soldier Describes Her Grief and Opposition to Iraq War (tags)

Interview with Dolores Kesterson, mother of Army chief warrant officer Erik Kesterson killed in Iraq Nov. 15, 2003, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Concert for the South Central Farm (tags)

Zach de la Rocha, Members of Ozomatli, Quetzal and others join 350 Families in South L.A. to Defend Community Farm Concert to save the community farm @ 41st & Alameda. Nov. 22nd event will mobilize the community in Support of the South Central Farmers

Why the South Cent (tags)

The time is NOW--the urgency is BOILING over, to make a stand for LAND and DIGNITY.

SAT 11/12 NOON: Peace Procession Led by Families of Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)

Peace Procession Led by California Contingent of Gold Star Families Carrying Large Photos of Loved-Ones and Joined by Iraq Vets and Veterans For Peace Including Famed Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic Followed by 400 Pallbearers Carrying 100 Flag-Draped Mock Coffins

Sustainable Toy Drive Bike Ride (tags)

Say no to pollution, no to oil wars, no to hostile roadways and yes to families in need, yes to clean air, and yes to friendly sustainable transportation. .

WANTED: 400 Pallbearers to Carry the Grief of the Nation - Sat. Nov. 12th (tags)

Veterans For Peace and Gold Star Families For Peace ARE LOOKING FOR 400 VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS PALLBEARERS HELP CARRY THE GREIF OF THE NATION From Arlington West on Morning of Saturday, November 12th Through Streets of Santa Monica

The South Central Community Garden (tags)

The South Central Community Garden in Los Angeles, CA, a 360-plot, 14-acre urban oasis, is scheduled to be demolished and replaced by a warehouse.

WED. 10/26: Events Marking 2,000 US Deaths in Iraq - LA and Orange County List (tags)

Call to Action: 2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions on Wednesday, October 26th U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq! Called by: Peace No War Network, American Friends Service Committee, Gold Star Families for Peace, Military Families Speak Out Nation-wide actions to mark the 2,000th U.S. soldier's death in Iraq by organizing actions on Wednesday, October 26th, that make visible their deaths and those of Iraqis who have died in this senseless war.

2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq! (tags)

Call to Action: 2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day After U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq!

SUN 10/30: Arlington West Marks 2,000th U.S. Troop Death in Iraq with Candlelight Vigil (tags)

On the Occasion of the 2,000th U.S. Troop Death in Iraq Veterans for Peace Invites the Public to Attend Special Candlelight Vigil Sunday October 30th at Arlington West in Santa Monica

National Day against Police Brutality--October 22 Coalition (tags)

Calling on all people of Los Angeles to come out and create a vision for the 10th Anniversary March against Police Brutality!!

Cindy Sheehan: My First Time Arrested (tags)

"Any lawyers out there want to help me challenge an unconstitutional law??"

Cindy Sheehan Rips War Party in Baltimore Talk (tags)

Cindy Sheehan, and the “Bring Them Home Now Tour,” hit Baltimore City last night. The Shriver auditorium on the Johns Hopkins U. campus was packed to capacity to hear the anti-Iraqi War messages of her and others. Sheehan said, we need an “Opposition Party” and that Congress is mostly made up of cowards, who have given “a liar” and “a maniac,” - George W. Bush - the power to invade Iraq. If Congress doesn’t shape up, she said: “Fire them!”

Housing News-Feds Withold Disaster Assistance (tags)

As of yet, HUD has not even offered any temporary Section 8 vouchers to Katrina's victims.

BTL:People of New Orleans Fight for Voice in City's Reconstruction (tags)

Interview with Steve Bradbury, community organizer with New Orleans ACORN, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

New Orleans Families Coming to LA, Please Help (tags)

West Covina Peace Vigil note

FRI 9/9: Cindy Sheehan Hits LA (tags)

Cindy Sheehan Back in California Friday to Push Area Representatives and Senators to Bring the Troops Home from Iraq and Speak at Public Event in Culver City in the Evening Sheehan will speak with Senator Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by phone, and meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s staff in Bay Area, and Congressman Henry Waxman in Los Angeles

Need info of FEMA opposing LGBT families (tags)

Looking for verification that FEMA is discriminating against LGBT families

Voices of the Lost and Forgotten- Pt. 4: Families In Poverty (tags)

Part four in a five part series on the alarming increases of homelessness, poverty, and hunger in America.

Maxine Waters teaches about the Downing Street Memo (tags)

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) announced that she will be the featured speaker at a town hall meeting and teach-in on the third anniversary of the Downing Street Memo this Saturday, July 23rd at the Covenant Worship Center, 425 S. La Brea Avenue in Inglewood, California from noon until 3:00 pm.

Press release about 7/23 Downing Street Teachin (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Featured Speaker at Teach-In On Downing Street Memo This Saturday

Time to Get Back to Where We Once Belonged (tags)

Forget all the scare tactics about not having enough of a nest egg, about Social Security going bust. We Baby Boomers already know the answer for living well in our old age. We just need to get it together again. --------------

Two Families’ Dreams Were Not Demolished (tags)

When the Israeli government forced out the Nasrallahs from their home in Rafah, at Gaza’s southern edge, the Nasrallahs didn’t get a shekel. Their house was among more than 3,000 that stood in the way of a security cordon that Israel established along the border between Gaza and Egypt. The border district stood above tunnels that were, according to the Israeli government, used to transport weapons and bomb-making materials.

Gold Star and Military Families Call for Truth Regarding Downing St. Memo (tags)

by MFSO (No verified email address) 14 Jun 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2005 Contact: Cindy Sheehan 707-365-7750 Celeste Zappala 215-570-5484 Gold Star and Military Families Call for Truth Regarding Downing St. Minutes (memo), Members to Visit Congress

A better job for the "Minutemen"? (tags)

Here's a satirical take on a better place for the Minutemen to "police the borders." Repost from Colorado Indymedia.

The Problem With Veterans (tags)

Vets Are Expensive (And Well Trained)

Support Soldiers Who Oppose the Iraq War (tags)

U.S. TOUR OF DUTY PRESENTS WHEN RESISTANCE IS RIGHT Americans Support Soldiers Who Oppose the Iraq War 

FREE PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS! (tags)

FREE PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS! AFADEVIG ASOCIATION OF PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS FAMILIES, MISSING PEOPLE ET GENOCIDE VICTIMES MPCC POPULAIRE MOUVEMENT OF CONSTITUTIONEL CONTROL AFAPREDEPP ASOCIATION OF PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS FAMILIES ET MISSING PEOPLE AFADEVIG MPCC AFAPREDEPP

April 2 Protest at Lancaster, CA Prison (tags)

Families and friends of inmates stood in front of CSP-LAC Prison at Lancaster on April 2 to alert the media of six deaths there since Sept. and multiple reports of torture and beatings. The Los Angeles Daily News printed a picture but not the reason why the families were there in the middle of no where. The weak prison plan that doesn't include civilian oversight was also being protested. Living Wills are a license to kill and the idea comes from Assemblymember Sharon Runner who allows horrible conditions at CSP-LAC Lancaster

ALERTA! CALL FOR ACTION AGAINST ARMED KKK MEMBERS HUNTING MEXICANS AT BORDER! (tags)

MINUTEMEN are patrolling AZ border, armed with various weapons, and have already "captured" as much as 141 people. WE MUST NOT BE SILENT DURING THIS! ORGANIZE NOW!

Widespread Protests Mark 2nd Anniversary of Invasion of Iraq (tags)

Interview with Nancy Lessin, co-founder, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Scott Harris

Clergy and laity say: Feed the hungry, end the war (tags)

WASHINGTON — Peace and religious groups converged on the Capitol March 14 to demand that Congress vote down President Bush’s war budget and restore funds to health care, education, housing and other human needs programs.

FREEDOM TO PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS! (tags)

FREEDOM TO PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS! AFADEVIG ASOCIATION OF PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS FAMILIES, MISSING PEOPLE ET GENOCIDE VICTIMES MPCC POPULAIRE MOUVEMENT OF CONSTITUTIONEL CONTROL AFAPREDEPP ASOCIATION OF PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS FAMILIES ET MISSING PEOPLE

LAPD Kills Again (tags)

questions and suggestions relating to the LAPD murder of 13 year old

BTL:As Connecticut Plans First Execution in 45 Years; Murder Victims' Families for Reconci (tags)

Interview with pacifist and activist Art Laffin, member of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Major Media Refuses to Focus on the Recount (tags)

Main stream media, for the most part, is refusing to report on the Ohio recount and the emerging reports of voter fraud, disenfranchisement, and suppression. It is an extremely disgusting situation, with literally thousands of people volunteering to count every vote and those brave and wonderfull people protesting in the bitter cold about what happened.

Bulldozer without Brakes (tags)

According to a CNN poll in the middle of November, 60% of Americans had a positive opinion of president Bush who proved his manliness..Twelve million American families worried about their daily bread.. However the president plans more tax relief.

10/28 UNRWA Gaza Field Assessment of IOF Operation 'Days of Penitence' (tags)

"This report summarizes the preliminary findings of UNRWA's field assessment of 16 October 2004, in the form of general data and a sector-by-sector review .."

Bushonomics: 39 million locked in poverty (tags)

1 in 4 families are ‘working poor’ Report calls for minimum wage hike

Roll Back The Rents! Tenant Housing News From Around The Nation! (tags)

An update on tenant housing issues from across the country!

BTL:Military Families Campaign to Bring U.S. Troops Back from Iraq Now (tags)

Interview with Charlie Richardson, co-founder of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Bush Administration Endangers the Middle Class (tags)

"Nation-wide the social descent of many families sees a real threat.. the number of newly created jobs still lags behind the population growth. More Americans have been completely dismissed from the labor market.."

Silvia Cattori : Violence against Palestinian children:A weapon of war (tags)

The Palestinians, although they do have courage and unlimited perseverance, are humans with limitations. Oppressed by Israel and subjected to permanent violence and stress, betrayed by the international community, the Palestinians draw their main strength from our support.

"President Bush, You Killed My Son! I dare you to tell me the Iraq war was justified! (tags)

An interview with Sue Niederer, Military Families Speak Out member, whose son Lt. Seth Dvorin was killed in Iraq on February 3rd, 2004

RNC/NYC Anti-War Protest Interview With Sue Niederer, MFSO Anti-War Mother (tags)

An interview with Sue Niederer after the mass Anti-War march today in NYC

RIP-OFF Massive pay cuts, longer hours loom for 6 million workers as Bush guts overtime (tags)

Women and working parents especially hard hit

No jobs, endless war: ‘Bush has made a mess’ From labor to hip-hop, voters mobilize to def (tags)

CHICAGO — Eight thousand Pillowtex workers were thrown out of work a year ago when the textile giant shut its doors.

HOPE IS ON THE WAY (tags)

KERRY'S CLOWN...NO HOPE FROM EITHER PARTY

BTL:Victims' Families Say 9/11 Commission Report Avoids Certain Truths~ (tags)

~But Makes Some Valuable Recommendations~Interview with David Potorti, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

"The pain of my son's death does not get any better, it just gets worse as time goes (tags)

Interview with Celeste Zappala, Mother of Army Sgt. Sherwood R. Baker

Fahrenheit 9/11 Breaks Records; 6/24 Benefit Night (tags)

The great American peace march of 200 million has begun, with the first screenings of Fahrenheit 9/11 taking place in New York City on June 23 to sell-out crowds, 10 benefit screenings set for June 24 and opening night in the rest of the USA to be June 25, 2004.

Jobs, health care and dignity in a battleground state (tags)

BECKLEY, W.Va. – John and Betty Shumate opened their Beckley home to an out-of-town visitor.

Abierto 2004 - Autism Latino Benefit Event (tags)

Autism Society of America Orange County, Fiesta Educativa and Project SEA will be hosting a benefit event Thursday June 17, 2004 at The Mayan in downtown Los Angeles, California. Performers and special guests will bring forth a night of awareness, joy and excitement for all who attend.

Section 8 Housing Voucher Crisis- Urgent Update (tags)

In an outrageous statement, Secretary of HUD Alphonso Jackson claimed that, “being poor is a state of mind, not a condition.”

Repeal the Feres Doctrine (tags)

On Feb 18 1996, LT Clark and CDR Lamoreaux died in an explosion caused by a GE engine defect the Navy brass knew about but chose to ignore. The Feres Doctrine prevented their widows from suing GE for wrongful death. Feres is a license to kill our own service members.

Section 8 Housing Voucher Programs In Crisis (tags)

The Nations Housing Voucher Programs Are In A Crisis!

BTL:White House Extends Deployment of Troops Serving in Iraq as... (tags)

...Violence Shakes U.S. Occupation* Interview with Nancy Lessin and Charlie Richardson, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Message from an Iraqi mother (tags)

Last week, a bomb fell 12 feet from Huda Al-Jazairy’s house in Baghdad. Fortunately, she said, it fell on open ground and no one was hurt. The blast broke windows in surrounding houses. Al-Jazairy was out of her house at the time, and neighbors told her not to go back.

BOYCOTT FOX ! (tags)

FOX NEWS PUNDIT BRIT HUME TELLS FAMILIES OF DEAD AMERICAN SOLDIERS TO "JUST GET OVER IT"

BTL:Bush TV Ads and Noncooperation with 9/11 Commission Draws Fire from... (tags)

...Sept. 11 Victims' Families * Interview with Andrew Rice, steering committee member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Save Affordable Housing (tags)

Take Action Now! The Administrations new budget would cut funding for Section 8 housing vouchers in 2005 by more than $1 billion below the 2004 level.

Grocery workers win lawmakers’ backing (tags)

LOS ANGELES – If Safeway and its CEO Steve Burd have their way, the 21st century will have conditions more like the 19th century for working families, said Connie Leyva, president of Local 1428 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, speaking to a panel led by four Democratic California congresspeople.

With us or againts us. (tags)

These criminal pigs make me wonder at the end game they have in store for us and the fate of humanity upon this garden. We know where the real reins of power to our land lead and the facade of a democracy is becoming a sick sham even to the majority. It's royal rule by force and decree. Not common law

Help Grocery Workers and Their Families (tags)

Good links for info and aid to grocery strikers

Building Bridges Radio - Rev. Billy & Stop Shopping & Military Families Speak Out (tags)

Building Bridges Radio presents this 28 min radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK.

Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes Meet Kucinich (tags)

Quaker House South Los Angeles – 12/21/03 Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes or “FACTS” received the support of Dennis Kucinich. The presidential candidate’s progressive stand against Three Strikes and the prison industry system offered hope to the over 4000 non-violent offenders currently serving life sentences in California under Three-strikes. FACTS, a grassroots movement is made up of families whose loved ones are serving mandatory sentences ranging from 25 years to life for non-violent crimes.

Kucinich Backs FACTS (tags)

Quaker House South Los Angeles – 12/21/03 Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes or “FACTS” received the support of Dennis Kucinich. The presidential candidate’s progressive stand against Three Strikes and the prison industry system offered hope to the over 4000 non-violent offenders currently serving life sentences in California under Three-strikes.

President Voices Support for Marriage Amidst Vocal Opposition (tags)

President George W. Bush threw his ideological weight into the looming battle over the civil rights of gay, lesbian, intersex, and transgender Americans. The National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) decries these efforts to destabilize gay and gender-variant families in the hopes of garnering reelection support through religiopolitical bigotry.

Dispatch From Tehran's Garden of Martyrs (tags)

Families who lost children in the Iran-Iraq War react to Saddam's capture.

Why is the Pentagon ripping off the troops? (tags)

Explains WHY Pentagon penny-pinching budget cutters are betraying the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.

BTL:Bush Surprise Thanksgiving Visit to Baghdad Decried by... (tags)

...Military Families as Re-election Photo Opp Interview with Jeri Reed, member of Military Families Speak Out conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Don't Look At Me (tags)

Sorry to remind you of a cheesy song, but, "so this is Christmas and what have you done?"

Bush Dishonors Fallen Soldiers (tags)

The Deserter-in-Chief, not content with cutting Veteran's benefits, Combat Pay, benefits for depends of those deployed, is now putting a blackout on those who have fallen in his ill begotten War to Steal Iraqi Oil. He will not even be seen anywhere near the Flag Draped Coffins of those he has consigned to death. What a Scumbag.

Walking For A Better World - Melbourne Conference Speech (tags)

MFSO representative Jeff McKenzie's speech at the International Peace Pilgrimage Toward A Nuclear Free Future, Melbourne Conference on November 16th, 2003. Highlights include MFSO history, war in Iraq, protests in America, ending the nuclear cycle and the culture of war.

Hold On to Your Humanity: An Open Letter to GIs in Iraq (tags)

When that bullshit story about weapons came apart like a two-dollar shirt, the politicians who cooked up this war told everyone, including you, that you would be greeted like great liberators. They told us that we were in Vietnam to make sure everyone there could vote.

Bush to veterans: Drop Dead (tags)

Some more Salt for the hypocritical "Support Our Troops Scum".

BTL:Military Families With Loved Ones in Iraq Oppose the War While... (tags)

...Supporting U.S. Troops* Interview with Larry Syverson, member of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

War Profiteers Flourish; Soldiers and Their Families Pay the Price (tags)

Operation Iraqi Freedom does not represent freedom for neither the Iraqi nor the American people; the freedom it represents is only for war profiteers to enrich themselves at our expense. It does not guarantee Iraqi or American security; it is driving us deeper and deeper into insecurity. Iraqis and Americans are dying and are being wounded daily; we are all facing an insecure future, while George Bush and his friends hold barbeques at his ranch and discuss the division of the spoils.

Defending the Families Sued by the RIAA (tags)

Copied from Kuroshin - a personal account of the garbage the RIAA (located in this town) are doing to music lovers.

Bush's "Marriage Protection Week " = Attack on Gay Rights (tags)

Bush has declared the week of october 15th as "Marriage Protection Week".

No Peace Yet (tags)

Israel is striking out at whomever they can, but with good cause.

ANSWER Rally photos (tags)

Photos of Fernando Suarez, Ron Kovic, Dennis Kucinich, more.

Hollywood ANSWER LA march and rally photos (tags)

Photos from the End the Occupations march and rally in Hollywood on Sunday.

Kidnapped at Federal Plaza (tags)

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

Sign Military Families' Petition: Bring Reserve Troops Home (tags)

On September 9th, 2003, our loved ones, currently serving in the Iraqi theater, were delivered orders extending their overseas stay. They have been told that there is a chance they could be home in May 2004 with the possibility of an extension to January 2005. May 2004 is a minimum 16 month deployment for this Reserve Unit.

$87 billion for Iraq: Another Vietnam? (tags)

President Bush stunned the nation Sunday night with his request for an additional $87 billion for the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Lies Are Coming Home: Questions and Outrage Among Military Families (tags)

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BTL:Military Families Call for End to Iraq Occupation and... (tags)

...Return Home of U.S. Troops.Interview with Susan Schuman, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Protest message to White House: More jobs, less bull (tags)

CHICAGO – As George W. Bush settles into his Crawford ranch for his carefree, month-long vacation, working families are saddled with worries about jobs, health care and the state of the economy.

BTL:White House Obstructs 9/11 Investigation. (tags)

Interview with David Potorti, cofounder of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Give Lefty Money. See Lefty Whine. (tags)

You can't even give some people money without them complaining. Take these liberals for instance. Do you suppose they're crying because they're really upset, or is this just politics talking for them? I mean it's their money, right? Perhaps they should give the checks to charity? Perhaps they could endorse over their "ill gotten gains" to me? I'd be okay with that!

Radical right imposes austerity on Texas (tags)

AUSTIN, Texas – After three years in power, the Bush administration’s vision is coming more sharply into focus

Hungry In Hazelton, Canada (tags)

When the anti-union B.C. Liberal provincial government sold pulp producer Skeena Cellulose, the buyer closed the doors of the Carnaby mill in Hazelton. Over 100 workers were left without jobs.

''U.S. media misleading public on Iraq casualties'' (tags)

That the U.S. Media Lies is a Given. They are Paid Whores of the elites who own them. Here is one of the ways they lie.

BTL:Tax Credits for Poor Families Held Hostage by GOP (tags)

Interview with Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Family Compensation for Miltary Deaths (tags)

There are a few inequities that need to be addressed. I know my fans at Indymedia will help me get the word out. I'm counting on you Diogenes, Sheepdog, and X.

911 Victims Families Accuse White House Of Cover Up (tags)

It is increasingly clear that the Bush Junta is not interested in actually doing an honest investigation of what occurred on 911 despite the many glaring inconsistencies in the official "story".

Lebanese groups issue human rights warnings against Syria (tags)

Three human rights groups issued a joint communique stating that Syrian authorities continue to deny the imprisonment of Lebanese citizens, despite the findings of several international organizations. Now they fear Syria may be hiding mass graves...

Bush tax cut leaves 16 million kids behind (tags)

CHICAGO – With eyes as big as headlights, Tatiana Graves is the center of the world to her doting family. It’s hard to imagine anyone leaving this chubby-cheeked cherub behind.

911 Families, Investigators Demand Truth About Air Security (tags)

Senator Robert Graham (D-FL), head of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into the incident is calling the Bush administration's refusal to release the report of the Congressional joint inquiry to the Commission a "cover-up".

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

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Deranged Marriage (tags)

A commentary on cultural clash, arranged marriage and the show Married By America.

The Movement to Undo Three Strikes (tags)

Some info I got from the latest FACTS newsletter. Unfortunately, there's some bad news, but the push to fight the unjust law continues. Volunteer ops!

More G.I. wives get hoax casualty calls (tags)

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., April 10 (UPI) -- Wives of Camp Pendleton Marines involved in the war in Iraq have been receiving crank calls from individuals claiming to work for the Red Cross who regretfully, and falsely, inform them that their spouses had been killed in action.

(Move over 9-11 families) Meet the 'Fort Hood Families'! (tags)

A 'war blog' ... Make way '9-11 families' for the new rising stars, 'the Fort Hood Families'. As well as this new little propaganda toy of the extreme right wing, we are also being fed huge amounts of perjury and falsehoods during the war, just as we were in the lead up to the war, all intended to convince people that the war is something that its not. However the documents of the Extreme Right illustrate quite clearly that the war in Iraq should actually be renamed 'Operation Iraqi Oil'.

Support Saddam? (tags)

SADDAM WHAT A PIECE OF WORK

Families of military personnel and veterans speak out against war (tags)

The world has been galvanized into action against the Bush administration’s drive to war with Iraq. This is no less true in the United States. In all sectors of the U.S. population you will find anti-war sentiment – including in the armed forces and their families.

Zeal for the Death Penalty tramples on Victim's Family (tags)

More on the case of Steve Woodruff. The Riverside DAs granted immunity to Dennis James Smith for his 1989 killing of Arnold Palmer (not the famous one) in their rush to secure the death penalty for Woodruff. But jurors say Smith's immunized testimony was a waste of time. And the family of murder victim Palmer feel betrayed and used, and they'll never see justice done. Way to go, Mr. District Attorney.

Lets look at those who will die for oil (tags)

Picture page of Iraqi children and families and links to news, videos, comedy relief.

AFL-CIO tells Bush and Congress: Get real on the economy (tags)

(see related story below) The AFL-CIO charged in a Jan. 27 report that, despite President Bush’s rosy claims, the economy is in worse shape than it was two years ago when measured by all the key indicators important to working families.

Humanity Lost on CBS Executives (tags)

Jan. 7, 2003 -- In 1906 the Bronx Zoo put a tribesman from the Congo on display in a cage with an orangutan and a parrot. Though the African-American clergy in the city vehemently protested, Zoo officials and even the mayor of New York refused to stop the spectacle. Crowds filed by to see this man not as who he was, but as who he was advertised to be, a pygmy cannibal from the African jungle.

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.

Live from the Iranian protest @ the westwood federal building!! (tags)

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Congress skips town, snubs kids and jobless (tags)

The 107th Congress adjourned on Nov. 22 after refusing to provide extended unemployment benefits to nearly a million unemployed workers, cutting the availability of Section 8 housing vouchers, denying health care to more than 900,000 children and refusing to provided federal aid to states facing the worst fiscal crisis since World War II. It did, however, find the money for a $2 billion Election Day pay off to drug companies and a promised $100 billion to insurance companies.

Thanksgiving? Celebrating Genocide! (tags)

We would be appropriately appalled if Germany or Austria were celebrating a Holocaust Memorial Day, where Germans and Austrians got together with their families for dinner on their official day off, joyously remembering the things that are important to them, just as American families get together for Thanksgiving Day and think of things to be thankful for. (Similar scenarios, just as ugly, could be constructed for white supremacists, rapists, and murderers.)

BTL:Poor Families Likely to Lose as Congress Debates Reauthorization of... (tags)

...Welfare Reform Act. Interview with Debbie Weinstein, Children's Defense Fund conducted by Melinda Tuhus.Confrontations.Interview with Peter Kornbluh, of the National Security Archive conducted by Between The Lines' Denise Manzari

Tenants Are Taking Charge in California (tags)

A new movement is building across the state of California in response to one of the most severe housing crises in the Country.

9.11.02 176 Peace Events in Seven Countries (tags)

Here's a short summary of a few of the events closer to home.

Suing Bush Over 9/11: CNN says "Touche!" (tags)

Today CNN presented a story on the press conference by "600 9/11" families who are filing a 1 million dollar lawsuit against "international banks" that "support the terrorists behind 9/11. What a coincidence considering that the 400 9/11 family advocate group just went public on Donohue with their billion dollar lawsuit against the Bush admininstration for their malfeasance over failing to protect U.S. citizens as the attack was occurring (see other IMC post on "Donahue").

VIRTUAL SIT IN AGAINST THE OAS AND THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT - AUGUST 14, 2002 (tags)

The Electronic Disturbance Theater will launch a FloodNet action or virtual sit in against the OAS and Mexican government, in solidarity with the families of disappeared and murdered young women of Juarez.

Big Mountain Urgent Call For Support (tags)

Big Mountain residents experience more harassment; ask for support http://www.blackmesais.org/Bedonies_case.html

Washington, DC: Olive Branch House Evicted (tags)

Four federal marshalls and a few MPD officers came at a little before 9:00 this morning, August 7. They came to the door with shotguns drawn. The marshals presented eviction papers, asked for residents' identification and photographed the residents, including some rudely awakened and still in their pajamas.

Finnish government bonds – independence insecure and questionable (tags)

Should you invest on government bonds?

To Attempt Shut Down of 9/11 Evidence (tags)

UQ Wire: DOJ To Attempt Shut Down of 9/11 Evidence Thursday, 11 July 2002, 6:53 pm

WAR AGAINST DISPLACED COMMUNITIES IN COLOMBIA (tags)

In the city of Medellin the paramilitaries have been burning the makeshift shacks and assassinating leaders of the displaced communities. In Bucaramanga and Barranquilla leaders have received death threats and in Neiva the police violently attacked and threatened 50 families.

LA in Palestine (tags)

Part of an ongoing series of first person accounts from Los Angelenos working in Palestine.

HELP! MACLOVIO ROJAS UNDER ATACK!!! (tijuana) (tags)

In this moment (June 28, 4:00 pm), 1200 families of the Poblado Maclovio Rojas are under attack. A group of a about 200 police officers

Imminent repression against the Poblado Maclovio Rojas, Tijuana (tags)

To all progressive people and groups, In this moment (June 28, 4:00 pm), 1200 families of the Poblado Maclovio Rojas are under attack. A group of a about 200 police officers (from Tijuana, Baja California and Mexican government) are surrounding the neighborhood. They were ordered to arrest Hortencia Hernandez and other leaders of the poblado Maclovio Rojas. They want to provoke an confrontation with the colonos to justify an action of repression. They want to expel Maclovio Rojas' families from their land (197 hectares).

George w sued over NY terror attacks (tags)

how complicit is the us government- a court case attempts to find out , the corporate media ignores it

HUNDREDS OF PERUVIAN WOMEN WAR PRISONNERS IN HUNGER STRIKE IN PERU 26 DAYS! (tags)

HUNDREDS OF PERUVIAN WOMEN WAR PRISONNERS IN HUNGER STRIKE IN PERU 26 DAYS! BREAK INTERNATIONAL ISOLATION! LONG LIVE TO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY! SUPPORT MORE THAN 1000 PERUVIEN WAR PRISONNERS IN HUNGER STRIKE LEADED BY CHAIRMAN GONZALO,COMRADE MIRIAM, OSCAR RAMIREZ, VICTOR POLAY, MIGUEL RINCON, PETER CARDENAS

Sept. 11 families say ‘War, not in our names’ (tags)

NEW YORK – “We do not want the war in Afghanistan or other parts of the world, wherever it might spread, to be conducted in our names or in the names of our lost loved ones,” David Potorti told the press. The Feb. 14 press conference was called to announce the founding of a new peace and justice organization, “Sept. 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.” Potorti, who lost his brother in the World Trade Center (WTC), spoke on behalf of 17 family members of those killed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the Flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania.

Building Bridges Radio-Labor in Pakistan & Immigrant WTC victims demand rights (tags)

Building Bridges:Your Community & Labor Report in Exile presents a 59 min radio program 1.LABOR IN PAKISTAN TODAY - an interview with MAQBOOL A. BABRI, Pakistani labour videographer & 2.IMMIGRANT VICTIMS OF THE WTC DEMAND RIGHTS AND BENEFITS. Building Bridges is broadcast over internet radio WBAI IN EXILE www.wbix.org Tuesdays9-10PM est

Building Bridges Radio-Labor in Pakistan & Immigrant WTC Victims Demand Rights (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report in Exile presents a 59 minutes internet radio program 1.LABOR IN PAKISTAN TODAY - an interview with MAQBOOL A. BABRI, Pakistani labour videographer and 2.IMMIGRANT VICTIMS OF THE WTC DEMAND RIGHTS AND BENEFITS. Building Bridges is broadcast on WBAI IN EXILE www.wbix.org Tuesdays 9-10pm EST

Money Drives the World (tags)

Bush Sr. linked to the Bin Laden Family, which in turn means bin Laden family is tied in with US finacial insitutions and companies.

CALL FOR PEACE (tags)

Site www.callforpeace.com bring world community together for peace

EPI Report Finds Nearly 1 In 3 Families With Young Children Can't Afford Basics (tags)

Conservatives routinely claim that US poverty figures are misleadingly inflated, but a new report from EPI--Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Families--shows just the opposite, with millions of officially non-poor families living lives of fundamental deprivation. Fully 29% of working families in the US with 1-3 children under 12 don't earn enough income to afford basic necessities like food, housing, health care, and child care, even during a period of national prosperity. Even so-called "living wage" levels are inadequate, figures show.

Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution 1966-1976 Millions of Families Hurt (tags)

Started by Mao Zedong in order to keep a dictatorship, the so-called Cultural Revolutuion was a collection of families broken up and forced to go to labor camps, hundreds of thousands tortured and many killed. Universities were closed while Red Guards roamed streets looking for bicycles to vandalizeMany teachers and governmentofficials werebeaten

Argentinian workers need your support! (tags)

Spanish goverment wants to leave 7000 argentinan families unemployed

800 families removed from comunity in Tijuana (tags)

800 families removed from a small comunity near the huinday factory in Tijuana.

Immigrant Worker Network Issues a MAYDAY!!! (tags)

A demonstration marks May 1 International Workers Day and seeks public support to challenge wholesale violations of immigrant rights.

Philadelphia: DHS Threatens Taking Mass Custody of Protester's Children (tags)

This is the latest from Philadelphia: A leaked DHS Memo threatens taking mass custody of protester's children. Read a social work professor's response. See www.kwru.org for more information.

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