fix articles 50, in september
The Forgotten History of the Financial Crisis (tags)
In the United States between late 2008 and early 2009, 800,000 people were losing their jobs every month. By 2015, over nine million American families would lose their homes to foreclosure—the largest forced population movement in the United States since the Dust Bowl.
LET US STOP WW3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (tags)
LET US STOP THIS IRAN WAR !!!!!!!!!!!!
THE NEW HITLER : DONALD TRUMP (tags)
The bilderbergs now want war on Iran - and they are trying to gather western consensus for it by the usual means : lies and wanton murder.
Good Housing for All and Rent Madness (tags)
Apartment rents have increased faster thant he incomes of wage earners. Real estate decays to an object of speculation. Capital seeks lucrative investments. Hectic activity and bustle replaces inactivity and idleness since the protests of renters cannot be ignored any more.
Steven Taylor, Investor who Evicts (tags)
"He buys buildings with the explicit intention of bringing in new people, with no care for those whose lives are very deliberately uprooted in the process — rent-controlled tenants have pretty good protections against arbitrary evictions, so it’s just not a simple matter of asking them to leave."
Paraphysique du biotope holistique (tags)
Tout individu, suspect, est maintenant devenu...
Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming? (tags)
Market ideology has been on the advance since the 1980s. Only a few voices warned of the risks and instability of the liberalized financial markets. After they profited from the generous bailout packages, the banks began to speculate against the most indebted countries.
G7 Hurricane Debt Relief Caribbean/Small Islands (tags)
“This is the first time that Finance and Development Ministers are meeting jointly at the G7 and they can promote solutions for when financial crises and humanitarian crises collide" note Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Network Executive Director.
Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)
Support DACA, Support Clean DREAM Act, No to the Border Wall, Racist Trump's Shithole Rhetoric!
Last Time Iraq, This Time Iran, Time For Purim (tags)
This article reviews Iraqi & Iranian behavior toward Israel, in the light of Purim.
Video: "Frasnklin D. Roosevelt," 1 hr 17 min (tags)
Historian Robert Dallek examined the political acumen of President Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout his four presidential terms.
September 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)
This September 2017 in Honduras. Journalist who spoke up against biofuel industries locally was killed. Another journalist couple that resound voices of those who struggle who were attempted against a month before, this month received another death threat. Students' struggle and the repression against them continue with 22 new arrests against students and 4 arrests against human rights defenders who tried to intervene, with one student subsequently denied bail. A farmer was assassinated as the farming communities were militarised a month into a new mass land occupation. News on all this and more..
Paraphysique de la pathognomonie (tags)
La jeunesse déjà vieille...
Competition Ideology and Power Reality (tags)
Competition cannot be an end-in-itself. Uncontrolled private power leads to misuse. Uncontrolled competition increasingly destroys itself through concentration and centralization processes. Bastard Keynesianism helps the banks. People diverted from real cause of crises
65 Economists Call for QE for People in the Eurozone (tags)
The campaign for Quantitative Easing for People is currently supported by 21 organizations and aims to redirect money created through the QE program to the real economy by either financing public investment spending in the eurozone or by distributing a citizens' dividend to all residents
Paraphysique du biotope holistique (tags)
C'est l'environnement qui nous façonne....
Israel Bans Free Expression (tags)
Obama Approved Israeli West Bank Violence (tags)
Israel Desecrates Islam's Third Holiest Site for the Third Day (tags)
US Drones Attack Syria's Military (tags)
Thousands Demand Netanyahu's Arrest for War Crimes (tags)
The Shortwave Report 07/24/15 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
IMF: Greek Debt Untenable (tags)
Pope Francis Calls for Global Bankruptcy Process (tags)
Pope Francis called for an international bankruptcy process in a news conference as he left Latin America on Monday. According to the Associated Press, when asked about the Greek debt crisis, Francis stated, "if a company can declare bankruptcy, why can't a country do so and we go to the aid of others?" Francis offered further comments noting that too many countries are struggling with high debts and he suggested a United Nations bankruptcy proposal could be the solution.
Ecuadorean Dark Forces Behind Attempted Coup Plot (tags)
US Solution to Everything: War (tags)
Secret US Intelligence on Yemen Compromised (tags)
Poroshenko: Declaring Peace, Waging War (tags)
Al Jazeera Spy Cables Reveal Netanyahu Lies about Iran's Nuclear Program (tags)
Obama's Demagoguery on Counteering Viiolent Extremism (tags)
Venezuela Foils Obama's Coup Plot (tags)
What's Next in Donbas? (tags)
Arming Ukraine: Ongoing Since Last Year (tags)
New Geo;olitical/Financial Bombshells (tags)
Defiant Charlie Hebdo (tags)
Paris Killings Aftermath: War on Civil Liberties (tags)
Donbas Humanitarian Crisis (tags)
Perfect Storm Conditions Threaten Ukraine (tags)
West?Russia Rapprochement? (tags)
America's War Agenda (tags)
Longstanding US Cuba Policy: Regime Change (tags)
NATO Delivering Arms to Ukraine (tags)
Kissinger Geopolitics (tags)
Sham Bahraini Elections (tags)
Netanyahu Vows Zero Tolerance (tags)
The "Cleaning Up" of Venice (tags)
LA City is wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars to criminalize and harass unhoused people. This does not solve anything!
Reinventing Vietnam War History (tags)
2008 Redux? (tags)
Sweden Recognizes Palestinian Statehood (tags)
Libya in Free Fall (tags)
Filipinos storm Chinese Consulate, express support to Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution" (tags)
Saying that the Filipino people’s struggle to secure Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea extends to the Chinese people’s fight to be free from their authoritarian government, members of Akbayan Partylist trooped to the Chinese Consular Office in Makati today to express their support to the tens and thousands of Hong Kong citizens who are staging a massive protest to demand “true universal suffrage” from mainland China.
Argentina Faces US Contempt Hearing (tags)
US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa scheduled Argentina to appear for a contempt hearing on Monday, September 29. At issue is Argentina's failure to follow a court order to only continue to pay the 92% of bondholders who restructured after the country's 2001 default if Argentina pays a group of hold-out hedge funds. Argentina organized payment to restructured bondholders via an Argentine bank to avoid paying the hedge funds. The hedge funds, popularly known as "vulture funds," are asking the judge to hold Argentina in contempt and fine the South American country $50,000 per day.
Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag? (tags)
Israeli Persecution of Palestinians Unrelated to Defense (tags)
9/11: The Mother of All Big Lies (tags)
Elizabeth Warren: Hold the Cheers (tags)
Ravaging and Destroying Syria (tags)
Venice Beach: Over 500 students and local community leaders march against violence (tags)
Students and local nonprofits marched the streets of Venice Beach to rally against violence and war. The march marks the anniversary of the first International Peace Youth Walk which took place in South Korea.
Putin in Crimea (tags)
Growing East/West Divide (tags)
Mideast Peace Negotiators Meet (tags)
Paraphysique de la pathognomonie (tags)
L'aliénation de l'art est l'art de l'aliénation...
Obama Plans Intervention Against Syria (tags)
Iran's 35th Islamic Revolution Anniversary (tags)
Rafik Hariri Murder Trial (tags)
The Third Battle of Fallujah (tags)
Legislating Tyranny (tags)
Lynne Stewart Arrives Home (tags)
Palestinian Political Prisoners (tags)
ACLU v. Clapper Ruling (tags)
Washington Abuses Indian Diplomat (tags)
Disturbing Obamacare Surprises (tags)
Human Rights Day 2013 (tags)
Global Protests Against Bedouin Ethnic Cleansing (tags)
Israeli Police State Lawlessness (tags)
Anti-Iranian Israeli/Saudi Alliance (tags)
Targeting Press Freedom in Palestine (tags)
Judaizing Palestine (tags)
No Deal in Geneva (tags)
Israel Killed Arafat (tags)
Gaza Running Out of Fuel and Medicines (tags)
Israel Attacks Syria and Gaza (tags)
Violence, Instability, Torture and Deaths in Libya (tags)
Another Fake US Terror Alert (tags)
Iran Bashing (tags)
Consensus 9/11: New Truths Dispelling Old Lies (tags)
Obama's Hell Bent for War on Syria (tags)
Nobel Peace Laureate Obama Plans War on Syria Based on Lies (tags)
America: Addicted to War (tags)
Larry Summers: Wall Street's Man (tags)
Suspect Turkish Court Rulings (tags)
AIPAC Promotes War on Iran (tags)
Napolitano to Head University of California (tags)
Wrongheaded Fed Policy (tags)
Obama's Berlin Moment (tags)
America's National Security State (tags)
Police State America in Good Hands with James Comey (tags)
Unconstitutional US Data-Mining (tags)
UN Human Rights Council Duplicity (tags)
Honduras: State-Sponsored Death Squad Terror (tags)
Playing the Venezuelan Anti-Semitism Card (tags)
New BRICS Development Bank Announced (tags)
Washington Supports Venezuelan Opposition (tags)
Turkey Targets Press Freedom (tags)
University of Ottawa Racism, Censorship and Abuse of Power (tags)
Lieberman's Trial Begins (tags)
Venezuela's Future (tags)
The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble (tags)
The fiscal cliff is a bipartisan excuse to introduce austerity measures in the form of "needed" cuts to social safety net programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The stage is set for "Jason vs. Freddy" or Obama vs. Boehner as we the people wait to see which politician serial killer will be cutting the U.S. people with their sharp knives of austerity.
Similarities between U.S. "fiscal cliff" and poverty that led to French Revolution (tags)
The so called fiscal cliff games between establishment Republicans and Democrats is in reality a bipartisan operation against the people of the U.S. for the benefit of the corporatist class in the status quo. Many similarities between the financial elites and those with political clout marginalizing the poor both in modern U.S. and in France prior to the French Revolution;
Islamofascist Killers Threaten Syria (tags)
Gun Violence in America (tags)
World Social Forum Free Palestine (tags)
Gaza: Victimized by Israeli Terror Bombing (tags)
Israel's Operation Pillar of Cloud (tags)
Israeli Threat to Annul Oslo (tags)
Haaretz on Obama's Reelection (tags)
Turkey Tries IDF Commanders in Absentia (tags)
Public Banking Works (tags)
Good News and Bad (tags)
Drone Wars (tags)
Beware Post-Elections (tags)
Ship to Gaza Activists Brutalized (tags)
Beating Up on Russia, Syria and Iran (tags)
Former Orange County Senator Mired in New Controversy (tags)
Dunn has been embroiled in separate controversies dealing with various not for profit entities, to wit, CaliforniaALL, Voice of OC, and UCI Foundation.
Sham Israeli Elections (tags)
Worrisome Middle East Developments (tags)
Inciting Unrest in Venezuela (tags)
America's Right-Wing Reinterprets the Crisis (tags)
A state is not a hardware store. It must contract debts in crisis times. Four years after the collapse of the US economy, the republicans send a former investment banker into the race who stands for a policy that got us into the real messThe right-wing was very successful in changing the discourse.
Long Knives Target Iran (tags)
Syria's Divided Opposition (tags)
Legitimizing Illegal Spying (tags)
Mitt and Mormonism: Does It Matter? (tags)
Anti-Iranian Rage (tags)
Anti-Syrian Blame Game (tags)
Silencing Dissent in America (tags)
Remembering Gore Vidal (tags)
Torturing Children: Official Israeli Policy (tags)
Denis Rancourt's Struggle for Justice (tags)
Duplicitous Human Rights Council Report on Syria (tags)
CIA Arming Syrian Insurgents (tags)
Remembering Bob Chapman (tags)
Israeli Commanders Face Trial in Turkish Court (tags)
Reason for Hope and Despair in Palestine (tags)
Baghdadi Mahmoudi Faces Torture and Death in Libya (tags)
Chicago: America's Police Repression Capital (tags)
Battleground Chicago (tags)
Action alert: STW office raided by Israeli military (tags)
At 1.30am this morning ten armoured jeeps of the Israeli occupation forces and intelligence surrounded and raided the offices of Stop the Wall in Ramallah. Israeli military stole 2 laptops, 3 hard drives and 10 memory cards containing files and photos as well as archive material relating to the work that the organisation does in opposition to Israel's apartheid wall and the attack on Palestinian human rights that the wall and the settlement represent. This is a renewed attack upon Palestinian civil society and their struggle against the physical and psychological oppression, land confiscation and ethnic cleansing policies of the Israel.
Nefarious Monkey Business Uncovered (tags)
The international trade in monkeys destined for research laboratories has exploded in the past few years. A recent cruelty case in Van Nuys, CA shone a brief but bright light on this business with tragic consequences.
America's Gulf Disaster Revisited (tags)
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!
Terrorizing Palestinians Daily (tags)
Lynch Law U.S.A.: State Defends Murderer of Trayvon Martin (tags)
Outrage over the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin compounds daily as the killer remains free, facing no criminal charges for gunning down the unarmed black youth from Miami Gardens, Florida. On February 26, George Zimmerman, a white self-appointed captain of a "neighborhood watch" team in a gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford, shot Martin, a black high-school student, who was returning to the home in the development where he and his father were staying. Police and local prosecutors never charged Zimmerman and accepted his cynical claim that he shot the unarmed youth in "self-defense." Thousands have demonstrated around the country, particularly after police tapes of 911 calls by Zimmerman were released, showing that he was stalking Martin. But the main thrust of liberals is to divert the protests into a movement for gun control laws and to get rid of "Stand Your Ground" laws such as Florida's which make it legal to shoot in self-defense. The ruling-class response deliberately tries to obscure the key fact that this was racist murder. Trayvon Martin was killed for the "crime" of "walking while black."
Targeted Killings: US and Israeli Specialties (tags)
The New Walking Dead (tags)
They created the crisis and they offers now as the saviors. 2012 can not bring anything good having put wolves caring the hen house.
America: Land of the Poor (tags)
Imperial Rage for War (tags)
Electoral Politics in America (tags)
University of Ottawa Systemic Racism and Abuse (tags)
Israel Lawlessly Indicts MK Sa'id Naffa (tags)
Racist Discrimination Against Israeli Arabs (tags)
Russian v. US Elections (tags)
Money Power World Rule (tags)
America's Media War on Syria (tags)
Gaza's Suffocating Siege (tags)
Big Lies Launch Wars (tags)
America's Media War on Iran (tags)
Israel Assaults Freedom Waves to Gaza Activists (tags)
America v. Paul Bergrin in Court (tags)
Target Iran (tags)
Abbas, UN Membership and Peace Talks (tags)
Police State Justice Under Obama (tags)
Putin in 2012 (tags)
Video: Understanding the Financial Crisis (tags)
Distorted incentives drove the failure of risk management. There was an evaporization of trust in 2008. In September, Lehmann Brothers and AIG went bankrupt.
Planned Peacekeeper Occupation of Libya (tags)
Carving up the Libya Corpse for Profit (tags)
Besieging and Terror Bombing Sirte (tags)
HR 2829 Targets Palestinian Statehood (tags)
Washington Threatens Palestinian Statehood Bid (tags)
Follow-Up Comments on Palestinian Statehood Vote (tags)
NATO's Libya War: A Nuremberg Level Crime (tags)
Israeli Persecution of Palestinian Children (tags)
New York Times Opposition to Palestinian Self-Determination (tags)
Explosion Shuts TransCanada's Natural Gas 'Bison' Pipeline in Wyoming (tags)
The Bison Pipeline, transporting natural gas from Wyoming's Powder River Basin to North Dakota and the Midwest, has exploded 20 miles west of Gillette, Wyoming. The Bison Pipeline began operation in Jan, 2010 with capacity for 407 million cubic feet per day. This time everyone was lucky as nobody was close enough to be killed or injured. The explosion left a crater and a sent a piece of 40 foot long pipe section flying 70 feet away from the pipeline's original position, indicating that IF anyone was nearby they would not be so lucky!
Israeli/Washington Peace Process Rejectionism (tags)
Murdoch's World: Demagoguery, Propaganda, Scandal, Sleaze and Warmongering (tags)
The Crisis of Financial Market Capitalism as a Challenge for the Left (tags)
The crisis of neoliberal financial market capitalism broke out in its center and has one central systemic cause. This crisis was triggered by the independence of the financial sphere... A solidarity mixed economy, democracy and peace are alternatives.
Targeting Professor Terri Ginsberg's Academic and Speech Freedoms (tags)
The Business of America Is War (tags)
Broken Dreams, Pre And Post Foreclosure (tags)
This story will take you into the world of pre and post Foreclosure crisis. The pain, suffering and never ending struggles of one American Family caught in the web of Financial greed by the biggest Financial Institutions in the world.
The Obama Doctrine: Lawless Imperial Aggression (Part II) (tags)
Internet Censorship Bill Introduced (tags)
Killing Rachel Corrie Twice (tags)
Human Trafficking in Israel (tags)
Lies, Damn Lies, and Bin Laden's Death (tags)
America's Terminal Decline (tags)
Palestinian Unity Deal Announced (tags)
Israeli Intellectuals for Palestinian Independence (tags)
Border and Community Vigilantism (tags)
Tepco is the End of the Market Economy (tags)
Tepco operated antiquated nuclear reactors and glossed over the hard of a meltdown. The Japanese government will probably nationalize the firm since it cannot pay a fraction of its liabilities. What lessons do we learn? Should the public sector be expanded? We are all Wisconsin
Remember Libya: One of History's Terror Bombing Victims (tags)
Institutionalized Arab Inequality in Israel (tags)
Turmoil in Lebanon (tags)
Islamophobia in Western Media (tags)
Breaking the Vicious Circle of Poverty (tags)
In 2008 in Namibia the Lutheran bishop Zephania Kameeta provided a whole village with an unconditional basic income. BIG (Basic Income Grant) is like a magic word, the code for a bold idea that poverty is not a hopeless fate but an enemy that can be forced to its knees.
Obama's Decision to Push Bush's NAFTA-Style Korea Trade Deal Without Real Fixes Is Mistake (tags)
Press release by Public Citizen about the Korean trade agreement that's being pushed.
NGO Monitor Targets Truth for Israel (tags)
Israel's war against truth
UN Peacekeepers Complicit in Sex Trade (tags)
peacekeepers are predatory
Earthquake Stricken Haitians Victimized by World Indifference (tags)
Haitians are slowly starving
The Cuban Five: Victims of US State Terrorism (tags)
Fraud in America (tags)
foreclosuregate one of many examples
Hypocrisy Defined: Another Round of Peace Talks (tags)
they're more pretense than substantive
Grace Aaron, former interim Executive Director and Board Chair, Sues Pacifica (tags)
Grace Aaron, who rose to Pacifica "fame" with the Committee to Strengthen KPFK," is suing the Foundation
Ramsey Muniz: Guilty of Being Latino and Activist in America (tags)
targeting the innocent unfairly
Palestinians Denied Access to Water (tags)
a clear crime against humanity
The Repressive Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (tags)
more evidence of Israeli lawlessness
Gaza's Electricity Crisis (tags)
one of many problems under siege
The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order (tags)
"The global debt crisis, which is beginning in Greece, and spreading throughout the euro-zone economies of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and ultimately the entire EU, will further consume the UK, Japan and go all the way to America. This will be a truly global debt crisis. Government measures to address the issue of debt focus on the implementation of ‘fiscal austerity measures’ to reduce the debt burdens and make interest payments on their debts. ‘Fiscal austerity’ is a vague term that in actuality refers to cutting social spending and increasing taxes. The effect this has is that the public sector is devastated, as all assets are privatized, public workers are fired en masse, unemployment becomes rampant, health and education disappear, taxes rise dramatically, and currencies are devalued to make all assets cheaper for international corporations and banks to buy up, while internally causing inflation – dramatically increasing the costs of fuel and food. In short, ‘fiscal austerity’ implies ‘social destruction’ as the social foundations of nations and peoples are pulled out from under them. States then become despotic and oppress the people, who naturally revolt against ‘austerity’: the sterilization of society."
Filipinos: LEST WE FORGET! (tags)
We seem to have forgotten that once upon a time, not too long ago, there was this family, the Marcoses, comprised of Ferdinand (now deceased), Imelda (still gallivanting and traipsing the light fantastic in Manila and occasionally, kung maka lusot, overseas), and 3 children, including Ferdinand "Bongbong" Jr who's now running, under Presidential candidate Manny Villar, in the SAME Senatorial slate as political activists (??) Liza Maza and Satur Ocampo.
Vilifying Justice Goldstone (tags)
Israel attacks truth
Political Comeback Marcos Family Alarming – Victims of Martial law (tags)
PHILIPPINES - On April 27, 1977, urban poor leader Trinidad Herrera-Ripuno was arrested in Katipunan, Quezon City by virtue of an arrest and search and seizure order (ASSO) of then President Ferdinand Marcos. She was made to suffer brutal torture, which was meant to break her determination and spirit.
Lessons from the Gulf (tags)
Gulf spill potentially greatest ever environmental disaster
Systemic Injustice Against Two Longtime Political Prisoners (tags)
40 years in prison hell though innocent
Fabricating Terrorism: Victims of UK Injustice (tags)
Britain and America partnered for injustice
The UC8 Reporter: A Personal Account of Police Abuse of Power Against a Free Press (tags)
It's hard to know where to start. I'm not used to writing stories about myself. Usually, I am the one sharing news about other people through recordings and words. I cover events and publish reports to Indybay. I often report on street demonstrations, some more rowdy than others. And while I recognize the privilege my skin-tone grants me in our society and that I have not taken the types of risks war reporters do, I know enough from having seen what's happened to other journalists over the years that I am not immune from abuses by law enforcement authorities.
Goldman Sachs: Master of the Universe (tags)
Don't bet against Goldman
Obama’s Lies About Iran or What he was "hired" to do. (tags)
"Iran’s nuclear power capability is used to keep us frightened beyond all reason. That nation’s domestic turmoil wrought by last year’s disputed presidential election has also been used as proof that Iran is a terrorist state, or a “state sponsor of terror” or whatever new terms can be invented to make Americans believe that war is a necessity."
Targeting Academic and Speech Freedoms: The Case of Canadian Professor Denis Rancourt (tags)
academic and speech freedoms endangered
Expected Obama Administration Backing for Indonesia State Terror (tags)
Obama to back Indonesia state terror
Queer Democrats’ Surprising Lieutenant Governor Endorsement (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club made a surprising choice in the June 8 Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became a nationwide hero to the Queer community in February 2004 when he unilaterally ordered city officials to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the club rejected him in favor of Los Angeles City Councilmember Janice Hahn. Members’ concerns about Newsom included his less than progressive stands on economic issues, his notoriously messy personal life, his potentially rocky relationship with presumed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown, and the risks of going into a statewide election with two white men at the top of the ticket against likely Republican nominees Meg Whitman for governor and Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor.
Peace Process Hypocrisy: Stillborn from Inception (tags)
The peace process is a charade
Growing Hunger in America (tags)
a growing unaddressed emergency
Israeli Prohibitions Against Free Expression and "Enemy Alien" Contacts (tags)
Erosion of civil liberties in Israel
Another DC Stand Down-As Radioactive Groundwater Due to Hit Chesapeake Bay (tags)
Not 1 or 2 but fully all the nuclear power plants in the Chesapeake Watershed are leaking radioactive water. What's going on? Why is this a big deal for all of the US?
Remarks by Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO, National Press Club, Washington, DC (tags)
Our economy does not work without good jobs, so we must take action now to restore workers' voices in America. The systematic silencing of American workers by denying our right to form unions is at the heart of the disappearance of good jobs in America. We must pass the Employee Free Choice Act so that workers can have the chance to turn bad jobs into good jobs, and so we can reduce the inequality which is undermining our prospects for stable economic growth. And we must do it now—not next year, not even this summer. Now.
A Surge in Demands on Government for Jobs (tags)
Thanks to the government bailout, bankers and brokers are now self-righteously pocketing their record bonuses, reassured by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein that they are doing “God’s work” (The New York Times, November 17, 2009). There is no humility in these quarters. Yet working people continue to be battered by relentlessly rising unemployment, caused by an economic crisis they had no part in creating. Officially the rate stands at 10.2 percent with the unofficial rate hovering around 17.5 percent, since it also includes part-time workers wanting full-time work and those who are discouraged and no longer looking for work. Both statistics are on the verge of rising.
A Year of Obama (tags)
"Not learning lessons from the bank collapse reproduces or strengthens the dominance of the financial sector. The danger of a repetition of the crisis grows..The political right-wing slanders the health reform project as an `attack on freedom.'"
Ineffectiveness and Dangers of Flu Shots (tags)
they contain a toxic brew
Reviewing Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories (tags)
Project Censored's fabulous new book.
Dialog is the True Alternative to War (tags)
Our world has lost orientation in a crisis of the market that believed itself omnipotent. A world without spirit is never human. Spirit and dialog give a soul to this global world. Violence and terror always mean defeat for humanity.
Seven Million Hondurans Under House Arrest as Micheletti Writes of "Democracy" (tags)
"This has caused a generalized phenomenon throughout the metropolitan area: People have come en masse out of their homes, chased the police out of many of those neighborhoods, and erected barricades to keep them out. They are now organizing to maintain those barricades. The coup regime thus, overnight, has lost any semblance of control of considerable tracts of urban Honduras."
Cash for Geezers: Retirement for Boomers at 55 (tags)
Beloved Air America host in the mornings, Thom Hartmann and Eduardo Galeano could turn our days to light.
The Downey Toxic Hell Hole: Injured Workers, Liability And The Business Of Stuart Lichter (tags)
Comment on "Health complaints linked to former NASA site in Downey" from the L.A. Times. August 2, 2009
Health complaints linked to former NASA site in Downey - Injured Workers Fight For Healthc (tags)
Dozens of film workers at the Downey studio which was built on a highly toxic radioactive dump have been seriously injured and the developer Stuart Lichter is fighting to prevent being held responsible for their injuries
Israel's Discriminatory Land Policies (tags)
Israeli laws sanction Palestinian land theft
Afghanistan's Operation Phoenix (tags)
America's dirty war
Israeli War Crimes Against Children During Operation Cast Lead (tags)
Israel's slow-motion genocide
Where Is LA’s ‘Secret Room’? (tags)
In 2005 the Electronic Frontier Foundation exposed the existence of a secret NSA spy room monitoring Internet activities in an AT&T facility in San Francsico. The EFF also found there was a Secret Room in LA. But where is it?
Remembering Father Gerry (tags)
honoring a remarkable man
Primitive Accumulation (tags)
The crisis calls for system alternatives and redistribution from top to bottom. Will the financial crisis encourage the transition to a new social order? A certain mix of good functioning markets and a strong welfare state leads to the best results.
Human Rights in Israel and Occupied Palestine (tags)
serious human rights violations
US Discriminatory Immigration Policy Toward Haitians (tags)
Washington bashes Haiti.
23 Theses on the Capitalist Crisis (tags)
Since the middle of the 1990s, the real economy only grew on account of the expansion of credit. After the dot.com crisis, the floodgates were opened. In the next four years, the Fed brought more dollars in circulation than in the whole 200-year US history.
Local Residents to Protest Plans for Paramilitary Training Center in Riverside, CA (tags)
LOCAL RESIDENTS ASK: WHY WAS THIS PRIVATE PARAMILITARY FIRM APPROVED BY THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS? Protest Planned Against Procinctu Plans to Build Private Military Training Center on Tuesday, January 27 Residents Hopes to Halt Construction of "The Ranch" Inspired by Successful Battle Against Blackwater's Plans in San Diego County WHERE: Outside the Riverside County Administrative Center, at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside CA WHEN: 8:30 to 9:30 AM, Tuesday January 27, 2009 Protest outside Riverside County Administrative Center 11:00 a.m: Protesters will move inside to express concerns to Riverside County Board of Supervisors general meeting during Oral Communication
Back from the Wilderness: Joseph Stiglitz (tags)
Economy theory has long explained why unhindered markets do not correct themselves, why regulation was necessary and why the government had an important role to play int he economy. Many who worked for the financial markets forced a kind of market fundamentalism.
Remember Gaza - One of History's Terror Bombing Victims (tags)
a historical account
1/9 Palestine Watch: U.S. covertly shipping arms to Israel (tags)
The U.S. is seeking to hire a merchant ship to deliver hundreds of tons of arms to Israel from Greece later this month, tender documents seen by Reuters show....
On the Financial Crisis in the 20:80 Society (tags)
The question is how we deal with the 20:80 society, not whether the 20:80 society is coming because the development is irreversible. In the long-term, work will disappear.. Jobless growth has become the normal condition.The end of work can be a great leap for humanity.
Reality Reloaded (tags)
"Lying means saying untruths while knowing the truth," said Franz-Josef Strauss who was a master in inventing stories and dealing with political swindling. According to this definition, Bush may not have lied since he presumably believed his own swindle.
Lurching Toward Gomorrah: More Signs of An Unstoppable Economic Meltdown (tags)
a deepening economic crisis
The Wages of Sin (tags)
The deepening economic crisis.
The End of Prosperity (tags)
The wages of sin have come due.
Well-known investigator exposes alliance between McCain and terrorists (tags)
ANN Louise Bardach, the U.S. reporter famous for her interviews with Luis Posada Carriles and her investigations into Cuban-American terrorism, has written an extensive article for the website http://www.slate.com on the close ties between Republican presidential candidate John McCain and notorious terrorists in Miami...
The Downey Toxic Hell Hole: Injured Workers, Liability And The Business Of Stuart Lichtn (tags)
Toxic site developer Stuart Lichter who has developed the Downey site in the Los Angeles area without properly cleaning up the site. Now hundreds of workers are sick and fighting for healthcare and some have been sued by Lichter for going public about the health dangers at the site.
War crimes in Darfur: The Arab League criticism on the ICC charges is rejectable (tags)
Regarding her criticism on the possible ICC charges against the Sudanese president Mr Bashir,in respect with Darfurian war crimes, the Arab League is showing a morally rejectable point of view and is measuring the double standard
Stillbirth of the WTO (tags)
"The negotiations in the NTO changed into a battle of the developed countries for their mammoth corporations over the market opening of developing countries. Access to education, health care, water-and energy-supply and telecommunciations should be human rights."
Hugo Chavez Spearheads the South American Revolution (tags)
How Venezuela is leading the revolutionary integration of South America
The Great Ruin by Joseph Stiglitz (tags)
The war has destroyed the economy, society and sovereignty of the country. The economic misery is only an integral element of the general debacle. Paul Bremer issued laws abolishing import duties and lowering corporate taxes. Privatizing state enterprises violated Hague Convention of 1902.
Legitimizing Permanent Occupation of Iraq (tags)
Washington plans to stay
Hunger, GMOs and Speculation (tags)
Like many other countries, Kenya provided its own staple foods until the 1980s. Today the country imports 80% of its food. To buy up the entire grain harvest of the US, only $120 billion is needed-a small amount for speculators on currency market
How Corrupt is the US? (tags)
Corruption has become a cancerous disease of US society. No end or even weakening of the lies and deception is in sight. In the politics of the nation, corruption scandals have long reached the center of power.
AJLPP Condemns Dutch court orders prosecution of Prof. Jose Maria Sison (tags)
The Dutch authorities are at it again! The Alliance Philippines today condemns the Dutch court orders that give prosecutors the go-ahead Thursday to pursue murder charges against Philippine communist leader Jose Maria Sison, despite an earlier dismissal of the case. "Today, the District Court of The Hague decided in camera that the Public Prosecution Service may continue the prosecution of Jose Maria Sison for involvement in, among other matters, a number of murders committed in the Philippines in 2003 and 2004," said a press statement of the court. The AJLPP National Coordinator Mario Santos today said: “The order of Dutch authorities at the behest of its US imperialist allies is a terrible blow to the cause of peace in the Philippines and fodder for the continuing war of terror against the Filipino people. The peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) have already been stalled for four years."
Maoist China foreign policy: 1970s and 1980s (tags)
The Mandate of Heaven (Excerpt). A detailed account of Maoist Chinese foreign policy is beyond the scope of this article, but some examples will illustrate the central thesis: that China’s foreign policy is in no way different from that of other world powers. The Three-Worlds Theory was used to justify Chinese alliances with right-wing reactionary governments during the 1970s and 1980s. The Third World
Mexico Exports Corn and Impoverished Farmers (tags)
Food that Mexico could have easily produced itself must be purchased for ten billion dollars every year from the US. Today Mexico can offer ruined farmers as its most important export article. Prices for corn, wheat and rice soared 40-50 percent within eight months.
Breaking the Silence - Israeli Soldiers Speak (tags)
They no longer will kill Palestinians
Jonathan Cook's "Blood and Religion" (tags)
Israel's imperial plan.
Israeli Policies Endanger Jews (tags)
A sampling of history for the rising wail of grief and pain in the winds and tides of power.
Mendo Redwoods Corp plan for PL bankruptcy (tags)
Three chances for the public to voice their ideas, ask questions and present alternatives to the Mendocino Redwoods corporation's plans for logging on (Maxxam)/Pacific Lumber land following the PL bankruptcy..
FBI Combating Growing Violence Along The South Texas Border With Mexico (tags)
Significant levels of violence and drug-related criminal activity also plague Laredo. As you know, this bloody drama revolves around the Gulf Cartel drug-trafficking organization, which dominates the region and commands smuggling operations along this stretch of the American Southwest.
Institutionalized Spying on Americans (tags)
Big brother really is watching.
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's Seeds of Destruction (tags)
Agribusiness aims to control food worldwide and make it all genetically engineered
Letter from US Artists and Scholars in support of Cultural Relations with CUBA (tags)
More than 500 U.S. artists and academics demand an end to the blockade...
Irish Allies of US Stoptorturenow Show: CIA CAN'T KEEP A SECRET (tags)
Pity the poor CIA. What use is a secret service that can't keep a secret? Agents of other secret services should be aware the the loose lips and poor tradecraft of the Americans put the foreigners at risk of arrest and worse.
Film showing of "The Trial: The Untold Story of the Cuban Five" (tags)
Film showing of "The Trial: The Untold Story of the Cuban Five" featuring Danny Glover
Israeli Escalation of Collective Punishment to Start Today (tags)
THIS IS A WAR CRIME.
True Intent of Gaza's Collective Punishment (tags)
The intention of this long-planned crime is the 'softening up' of the world's largest Concentration Camp, paving the way for an Israeli attack which was planned alongside 'disengagement'. Regardless of the reasons, this is an illegal policy.
Blackwater's Run for the Border (tags)
There are signs that Blackwater USA, the private security firm that came under intense scrutiny after its employees killed 17 civilians in Iraq in September, is positioning itself for direct involvement in U.S. border security. The company is poised to construct a major new training facility in California, just eight miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. While contracts for U.S. war efforts overseas may no longer be a growth industry for the company, Blackwater executives have lobbied the U.S. government since at least 2005 to help train and even deploy manpower for patrolling America's borders.
$2.257B for Iraqi Army Guns, Vehicles & Logistics (tags)
On Sept 25/07, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Iraq's formal request for vehicles, small arms, ammunition, explosives, and communications equipment as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $2.257 billion.
Free the Jena Six, Stop the War on African People (tags)
This last week, thousands of people converged on the small town of Jena, Louisiana to show support for the six African teenagers who face felony charges following a series of attacks by a hostile white school and criminal justice system.
Key Lockerbie Witness Admits to Perjury (tags)
Key witness at Lockerbie trial admits to perjury...further proof Libya did not do it.
Sept 15 is 25 Yrs Since US/Israel/Fascist Massacre at Sabra & Shatila (tags)
For those of us who can easily remember 25 years ago, one event that we certainly remember and ask that all learn from is the US/Israel/Fascist massacre of Palestinian women, children and old men at Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, paid for with US tax dollars, aided by the US puppet Israel.
The Earth as a Weapon (tags)
Please past this information to all who will listen before it is too late.
JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass: SGS Inducted in LA (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) commemorates the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang last June 12, 2007 at the Los Angeles City Hall. As a part of the commemorative events, Council Member Herb J. Wesson Jr. of the 10th Council District inducted the newly elected officers of the SGSI at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass: SGS Inducted in LA (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) commemorates the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang last June 12, 2007 at the Los Angeles City Hall. As a part of the commemorative events, Council Member Herb J. Wesson Jr. of the 10th Council District inducted the newly elected officers of the SGSI at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
The "Dark Cloud" of Domestic Imperialism Hangs Over Our Soldiers (tags)
Video: Hugo Chavez recommends reading Thierry Meyssan’s investigations (tags)
NOTE video in link The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has denounced in length the CIA-organized "velvet coups" attempts around the world, including against his own government, using techniques revealed by Thierry Meyssan.
TAX - AVOID US TAX - AVOID US TAX - AVOID US TAX (tags)
UNITED STATES TAX - AVOID IT TODAY - AVOID IT TOMORROW - AVOID IT FOREVER - UNITED STATES TAX - AVOID US TAX PERIOD FEDERAL UNITED STATES TAX - LOCAL UNITED STATES TAX
JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass with the Induction of the SGSI in LA (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)/ People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE ) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) cordially invites the general public to commemorate the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang Pass with the induction of the new set of officers of the Society of Guerillas and Scouts Inc. (SGSI) on June 12, 2007 at 12:00 PM the Los Angeles City Hall. The SGSI induction ceremonies will be held at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Council Member Herb J. Wesson Jr. of the 10th Council District will be the guest speaker and the induction officer of the SGSI officers and board of directors. Some of the incoming SGSI officers are Commander Jack Vergara, Deputy Commanders Nick Gadia Adriano Carino and General Secretary Arturo P. Garcia.
JFAV Marks June 12 RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment ( People’s CORE ) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will commemorate the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang Pass with the induction of the new set of officers of the Society of Guerillas and Scouts Inc. (SGSI) on June 12, 2007 at 12:00 PM the Los Angeles City Hall. The SGSI induction ceremonies will be held at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presidential Candidate Supports MAPP, Universal Health Care (tags)
Presidential hopeful Stewart A. Alexander and the Peace and Freedom Party firmly support the use of medical marijuana and support decriminalizing drugs. Alexander wants to use California Proposition 215 and SB 420 as guidelines for federal legislation that will benefit over 30 million Americans and will reverse 70 years of corrupt laws that have only benefited the greedy capitalist.
JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass with the Induction of the SGSI (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE ) will commemorate the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang Pass with the induction of the new set of officers of the Society of Guerillas and Scouts Inc. (SGSI) on June 12, 2007 at 12:00 PM the Los Angeles City Hall. The SGSI induction ceremonies will be held at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
End LAPD Brutality: Remove LA Prosecutor Steve Cooley & Fire Bratton (tags)
With substantial support from George W. Bush and the local forces of the extreme right, the LAPD and its financed-DA (Steve Cooley - Republican) have succeeded in transforming Los Angeles County to a well-engineered police state.
2001 - 2007: LAPD's Reign of Terror Unchecked (tags)
The brutal rampage by LAPD in McArthur Park on May 1, 2007 was culmination of a 6-year old secrete but intricate policy by the Bush administration and local forces of the extreme right in reversing attempts to reform LAPD after Rodney King and Rampart Scandal.
"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" (tags)
Bush administration police state tactics targeting innocent victims
Israeli pResident Moshe Katsav's Penny Stock Partner Michael Zwebner loses in U.S. Court (tags)
Even Moshe Katsav's and Michael Zwebners' partner in the UCSY or Universal Communications Systems fraud,Mohamed Hadid with his Saudi Arabian ties,has been protected by the Bush Regime that has covered up the Herndon, Virginia Islamic charities money laundering scandal for him and the Saudis.
Local Soldier, David T. Toomalatai, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Soldier enlisted 'to access all his dreams,' but died in Iraq. David Toomalatai, 19, spent time with his baby son before tour as a medic. He is the youngest South Bay fatality so far.
FOIA,Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and SEC Chris Cox's Enron legal conflict (tags)
So SEC Chairman Christopher 'WMDS' Cox who lies about 'securities' the way he lied about WMDs in Iraq that sent thousands upon thousands of people to their deaths while allowing money to be laundered around the world post 911,including in known terrorist suspect money laundering havens such as Kuala Lumpur and Dubai through the help of U.S. 'market makers' such as Charles Schwab,Refco, vFinance,etc.,etc.,is being asked through use of the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA about conflict of interest in sweeping his law firm's former clients corrupt involvement with Enron under the rug.Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales also deserves much of the discredit for what is going on inside and outside the SEC as well.
Annan, Mandela, Saud and Garland Prophesied Iraq Perfectly Beforehand (tags)
These people predicted Iraq perfectly in 2002 and they were all ignored.
Don't these government nannies have any real criminals to hunt down???? (tags)
Prudish nurses ask Attorney General to shut do the “Heart Attack Grill” which is a hamburger joint that has waitresses dressed in skimpy nurse uniforms.
Is Honoring Mumia a Crime? by Hans Bennett (tags)
ARTICLE: Philadelphia's 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee files criminal charges against French cities supporting black death-row prisoner. WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT: This is the first article to be featured on writer Hans Bennett's new INSUBORDINATION photo-journalism website www.insubordination.blogspot.com
Killed in Iraq, Local Sailor Charles O. Sare, Remembered (tags)
Family, friends, colleagues and supporters recalled Sare's infectious smile, compassion and friendliness during funeral services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hemet. Sare died Oct. 23 in Iraq when an explosive device struck his vehicle. He is the fourth Hemet High School alumnus killed in Iraq.
Against Terrorism... (tags)
A MOM'S FYI: The Bush Wars, Saddam vs Usama (tags)
Looking for evidence of GWB linking Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and 9/11? Read on.... -------------------------------
A History of Judao-Facist Terror Massacres (tags)
A Reference of Jewish Terrorism in Palestine. These are just some of the massacres committed against the Palestinians and Lebanese by the Zionists. If the raids on southern Lebanon old and new were to be taken into account the true magnitude of Zionist crimes against humanity could start to emerge. If one were to go into the gruesome details of the atrocities committed in 1948 the -mopping up operations -, the deliberate humiliation and massacres of Arabs and the desecration of the holy places of both Muslim and Christian as well as the looting of these holy places and personal property by the Israeli army and settlers; one might just start to appreciate what Zionism is all about.
US-ISRAELI UN RESOLUTION HYPOCRISY (tags)
HOW THE US AND ISRAEL SUBVERT UN RESOLUTIONS
Holy War (tags)
A Texas Preacher Leads Campaign To Let Israel Fight
BTL:Librarians Who Challenged Patriot Act Win Right To Speak Out (tags)
Interview with George Christian, executive director of the Library Connection in Windsor, Conn. conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
JOSE MARIA SISON VERSUS COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN UNION, (tags)
On Tuesday 30 May 2006 from 9 :30 a.m. onward, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities will examine the legality of the antiterrorist list adopted by the Council of the European Union in the case of Filipino professor Jose Maria Sison. Can the Ministers of the 25 European countries qualify a person as a terrorist and exclude him from economic life with neither evidence nor due process? The stake is crucial for all the defenders of fundamental rights in Europe.
Filipinos—Forgotten Heroes of the UFW (tags)
Filipino labor leaders played pivotal roles in organizing labor unions and fighting for farm workers’ rights
"The United States of Israel?" – by Robert Fisk (tags)
Perhaps the most incendiary paragraph in the essay [The Israel Lobby] - albeit one whose contents have been confirmed in the Israeli press - discusses Israel's pressure on the United States to invade Iraq. "Israeli intelligence officials had given Washington a variety of alarming reports about Iraq's WMD programmes," the two academics write, quoting a retired Israeli general as saying: "Israeli intelligence was a full partner to the picture presented by American and British intelligence regarding Iraq's non-conventional capabilities."
The Iraq war and the eruption of American imperialism (tags)
In the field of politics, there are events which mark a fundamental turning point in the historical process. There is no doubt that the invasion and occupation of Iraq, which began three years ago, was one of these. In September 2002, with the decision to invade Iraq having already been made, the Bush administration published its National Security Strategy (NSS). This document set out clearly and unambiguously that the United States was now reserving to itself the right to use military force pre-emptively in pursuit of its national interests and objectives on a global scale.
Populist #21 (tags)
On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers
Indigenous women and military injustice (tags)
The six cases of rape allegedly committed by military officials that are documented in this report amount to torture and should be investigated as serious human rights violations.
Indigenous women and military injustice (tags)
Unable to obtain justice in Mexico, and failed by other institutions – the civilian public prosecution services and civilian courts - this case, and that of Valentina Rosendo Cantú, another indigenous woman from Guerrero who was reportedly raped by soldiers a few days earlier on 16 February 2002, have been submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR, Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos).
Allegations of abuse dismissed in Guadalajara: reluctance to investigate human rights viol (tags)
Reports received by Amnesty International indicate that the men and women detained were subjected to serious human rights violations, including torture and ill treatment, by members of the different police units, in particular while they were being held at the Jalisco State Public Security Office Dirección General de Seguridad del Estado de Jalisco and the State Public Prosecutor’s Office Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) in Guadalajara. It has come to Amnesty International’s knowledge that several detainees were coerced, beaten or threatened into making confessions or giving the names of those suspected of having carried out acts of violence.
Open letter to John Doolittle (4th dist) about Hurwitz/Maxxam (tags)
Our regional congressman John T. Doolittle (R) for Oroville and the surrounding Sierra foothills to Modoc 4th district has along with Tom Delay & Richard Pombo prevented a federal investigation of Maxxam corporation's CEO Charles Hurwitz for the S & L collapse.
Spain Betrayed (by the anarchists) (tags)
For the first time in history Anarchists had the possibility of applying their theories on a grand scale. They enjoyed an unparalleled authority in Catalonia, the decisive and most industrialised region in Spain, and had the unconditional support of the overwhelming majority of the proletariat. The truth of a theory, like the efficacy of a remedy, is verified according to experience. What remains of the theories of Bakunin, Kropotkin and Malatesta  after the Spanish experience? For decades we Marxists have demonstrated the limited and petit-bourgeois character of Anarchist concepts.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Report 2005
The Makhno anarchists, Kronstadt and the position of the Russian peasants (tags)
In September of 1920, Ivanov V. (representative of the Southern Front Revolutionary Soviet) visited Makhno. He later wrote this description of Makhno’s camp: “The regime is brutal, the discipline is hard as steel, rebels are beaten on the face for any small breach, no elections to the general command staff, all commanders up to company commander are appointed by Makhno and the Anarchist Revolutionary War Council, Revolutionary Military Soviet (Revvoensovet) became an irreplaceable, uncontrollable and non-elected institution. Under the revolutionary military council there is a ‘special section’ that deals with disobediences secretly and without mercy.”
Haiti: $100,000 NED Grant to Batay Ouvriye- Anti-Aristide "leftists" (tags)
Recently declassified National Endowment for Democracy (NED) documents reveal that a "leftist" workers' organization, Batay Ouvriye (BO), which promoted and called for the overthrow of the constitutionally elected government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was the targeted beneficiary of a US $99,965 NED grant routed through the AFL-CIO's American Center for International Solidarity (ACILS). Listed in NED's "Summary of Projects Approved in FY 2005" for Haiti, the grant states, "ACILS will work with the May 1st Union Federation- Batay Ouvriye [ESPM-BO] to train workers to organize and educate fellow workers."
George W. Falls (tags)
The unmistakable odor of failure hangs over Bush's so-called preventive war.. The Bush administration was increasingly overtaken by its own lies.. The majority of Americans in the course of 2005 noticed that president Bush stands naked,
Death By Torture: US media ignores hard evidence (tags)
Military autopsy reports provide indisputable proof that detainees are being tortured to death while in US military custody. Yet the US corporate media are covering it with the seriousness of a garage sale for the local Baptist Church.
dead or a lie 12.3.2005 (tags)
no 3,000 dead on 911
BUSH WORLD - TOO MANY STATES (tags)
A scathing indictment of Bush-Cheney policy broadly with a special focus on the Iraq war and in a little historical context.
Haiti: AFL-CIO and the Batay Ouvriye (tags)
For many activists, academics, and labor historians in the 1980’s the AFL-CIO became referred to as the AFL-CIA. Founded in 1961 the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) was the AFL-CIO’s foreign organizing wing for Latin America and the Caribbean. Along with its counterparts in Africa, Asia, and Europe, AIFLD was used to undermine leftist trade movements, support dictators such as the Duvalier’s and back military coups in Chile and Brazil.
Flight 93 (tags)
This one is for you
"The People are Boiling with Rage" (tags)
Hurricane Katrina had blown the problems in GW Bush's face that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas. The chaotic emergency relief was also a consequence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation
BTL:Library Challenge to Patriot Act Gag Rule Appealed to Supreme Court (tags)
Interview with Michael Gorman, president of the American Library Association, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
LA Indymedia Gets 2 Million and a Half Hits in September (tags)
Usage Statistics for la.indymedia.org
From Keynesianism to Thatcherism (tags)
The analysis of whether aggregate economic problems are more on the supply- or demand side and whether they are short-term or long-term precedes all state economic policy.
BUILDING A SECRET AIR FORCE : The CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs (tags)
From A Buenas Noches Brigade... (tags)
...to a Buenas Noches Army! A Call for Autonomous Direct Action to Smash the Rise of Fascism and Racism In Our Communities A Call for Autonomous Direct Action to Smash the Borders That Capitalism Depends On This is a call to all people who will be converging on the San Diego/Tijuana, Campo and Calexico/Mexicali regions to engage in autonomous direct action to stop the Minutemen, document it and share it with the world.
Scheme to Assassinate Wayne Madsen? (tags)
Is the Bush Cabal So Desperate?
SOS = Neo-Nazi National Vanguard (tags)
The National Vanguard, which joined SOS in Victorville, is a splinter group of the National Alliance, the largest neo-Nazi group in the U$
Flight 93 - Flight 93 = Y (tags)
When Y = Revolt
Flight 93 - Flight 93 = Y (tags)
Food For Travelers
The Other Tsunami: Man-Made Catastrophes (tags)
Victims of a mammoth natural disaster are worthy victims while victims of man-made imperial catastrophes are unworthy.. The massive assistance for the tsunami victims ovvered by common people is a spectacular reemergence of public spirit.
United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part I) (tags)
To see how the Bushies stack up against former regimes of a particular bent, read on.
Tug of War (tags)
Some view the election of George W. Bush as providing him with a mandate to pursue his reactionary policies at home and abroad.
Hard Landing of the Dollar (tags)
The decline of the US dollar signals the economic weakness of the superpower and the structural crisis of capitalism. Since 1985 the US has become heavily indebted fo foreign countries. This foreign indebtedness amounts to 35 percent of the GDP.
We have met the enemy, and it is US (corporate media) (tags)
On December 18, I attended Gary Webb’s memorial service in Sacramento, along with about 250 other people.
“Knowing is Beautiful” (tags)
As a journalist who writes about AIDS, I am endlessly amazed by the difference between the public and the private face of HIV; between what the public is told and what’s explained in the medical literature.
Can Assad Halt Syria's Diplomatic Slide? (tags)
Syria's young president, Bashar Al-Assad, has been sailing along oblivious to the dangers his government has been courting. Now he's waking up fast.
A MOM'S FYI: "The George W. Bush Wars: An Internet Primer for Dummies" (tags)
The George W. Bush Wars: An Internet Primer for Dummies
US GIVING ISRAEL 5,000 SMART BOMBS (tags)
“Israel would be a much safer place to live if it would give up warfare and weapons and become civil-ized, if it would give up expansion and land grabbing and become decent and humane, if it would care about the ‘other’ and not only about more and more land, if it would stop being an occupier fretting over ‘demography’ and become a democracy caring about justice, liberty, and bread for all. “
US TO GIVE ISRAEL 5,000 SMART BOMBS (tags)
"The United States will sell Israel 5,000 smart bombs, for $319 million, according to a report made to Congress a few weeks ago. The funding will come from the U.S. military aid to Israel, and the bombs range from airborne versions, guidance units, training bombs and detonators" .... If the funding comes from Military Aid to Israel, isn't that "GIVING" them the bombs?!
Anniversary of the Assassination of Folke Bernadotte af Wisborg: September 17 1948 (tags)
Count Folke Bernadotte, special UN Mediator to Mid East ...responsibile for saving 20,000 Jews from Himmler was assassinated this day, September 17 1948. The man directly responsible for his death, Nathan Friedman-Yellin was sentenced, pardoned after 5 months and was allowed to serve on Knesset
Preventive Warriors (tags)
The NSS two years later.
Action Alert - Western Shoshone: War not just in Iraq (tags)
Crescent Valley, NV - The United States Congressmen are mirroring the same deceptive tactics in Western Shoshone territory in Nevada as in Iraq, said Western Shoshone as legislation was pushed to compensate tribal members for Aboriginal land in an effort to seize it and open it up for mining, energy and nuclear corporations. While Western Shoshone maintain their Aboriginal land claim secured by the Treaty of Ruby Valley of 1863, their sacred Yucca Mountain is being gutted for nuclear dumping, their horses and cattle seized to make way for geothermal industries and the earth mutilated for gold extraction. "If the war on terrorism is about protecting this country, then why is our own government trying to take away our homelands?" said Mary McCloud, Western Shoshone elder.
Western Shoshone: War is not just in Iraq (tags)
Oppose the Western Shoshone Distribution Bill, S. 618/HR 884. Nevada Congressmen Reid and Gibbons, Gale Norton and our "National Interests" have taken a page from the influential Koch boys of Wichita, who were caught stealing oil from impoverished tribes in Oklahoma. "We want our fair share, and that's ALL of it!" It's 300 year old tradition in government: you sign treaties with the folks who rightly occupy the territory. Then you do whatever you please! And laugh all the way to the bank. The Native American Rights Fund has taken Gale Norton to court THREE times and WON each time, yet the Interior Department continues to act illegally...no different from what they're doing with Western Shoshone. This is not government. This is tyranny masked as politics. So is passage of HR884, HR 2869, HR2772.
And Remember, Honey, Don't Forget the PNAC (tags)
Just what, exactly, is PNAC? Some kind of soft drink? A new type of snack? Unfortunately, PNAC affects our well-being much more adversely than could any junk food. To see why, and also for details on other oddball groups with strange agendas of which we should be wary, read on.
The US nuclear option and the "War on Terrorism" (tags)
the Bush Administration has embarked upon a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity.
Was the CA March 2nd Primary Hacked by an E-Voting Manufacturer? (tags)
Was the CA March 2nd Primary Hacked by an E-Voting Manufacturer? At the very bottom is a list of CA Senators and other election officials; for anyone interested in a fair election please contact them and demand that the following allegations be thoroughly investigated and the election officials responsible be held accountable. From www.blackboxvoting.org Wednesday April 1, 2004 Money, Access, and Stunning Security Flaws — A Poor Recipe for Fair Elections — By Bev Harris, Tuesday March 31 2004 * * * * * Section 18575 of the California Elections Code makes it illegal for anyone other than an election officer to handle, count, or canvass ballots: Every person is guilty of a felony, and on conviction shall be punished by imprisnment in the state prison for two, three or four years, who at any election: (a) without first having been appointed and qualified, acts as an election officer, (b) not being an election officer, performs or discharges any of the duties of an election officer in regard to the handling, counting, or canvassing of any ballts. This section provides that only authorized people, such as an election officer, may count votes. To the extent that an unauthorized person handles or counts votes, he or she is in violation of section 18575. * * * * * In Riverside County, California, I recently participated in the videotaping a statement that causes me concern. On election night, March 2, two people who do not work for the County, Sequoia employees Michael Frontera and Eddie Campbell were observed to access the WinEds central tabulator during the middle of the count. At this time, approximately 8:50 on election night, about one-third of Riverside's 157 precincts had been counted. At that point, the count was such that an automatic runoff would have been required between Linda Soubirous, a candidate for County Supervisor, and her opponent, Bob Buster. In the central count room of Riverside County at this time, no vote tabulation activity appeared to be going on. Two men were at the central tabulation terminals, the computers that add up all the votes from precincts around the county. Sequoia employee Michael Frontera was sitting at central tabulator terminal typing into the program, and Sequoia employee Eddie Campbell was standing next to him talking to him.
Demonstrations at Two Santa Cruz Taco Bells in Solidarity with CIW (tags)
On February 27, at least 300 people took part in demonstrations focusing on the sweatshop conditions in the Florida fields where Taco Bell's tomatoes are picked. People rallied at the Mission St. Taco Bell before marching through parts of Santa Cruz and on to the Laurel St. Taco Bell.
"Russia doesn't conduct negotiations with terrorists — it destroys them." (tags)
its not over people, its a hard fact that something must be done to end the bloodshed and violence, and putins methods are not really working
Arnold Schwarzenegger does fundraiser for Congressman with former ties to al-Qaeda (tags)
Governor Groper will be in Huntington Beach tommorrow night to do a fundraiser for a Congressman with former ties al-Qaeda. So much for patriotism.
Massive Farmworker Actions in early March (tags)
the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is coming to LA March 2-5 as part of its 2004 Taco Bell Truth Tour!
Political appeals to bigotry grow (tags)
Conservative columnist Cal Thomas recently questioned Howard Dean's faith because his wife is Jewish. Marrying her, Thomas opined, was "strange at best, considering the two faiths take a distinctly different view of Jesus."
CITY OF FRESNO SETTLES LAWSUIT - GIVES FREE REPUBLIC $60,000 (tags)
A SHORT CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS: * Last year the Sheriff’s department infiltrated Peace Fresno, allegedly looking for terrorists * At the same time, a Fresno City Council member sent an email saying that if he had a dirty bomb he could eliminate all of the liberals in Fresno * An aide to a City Council member sent an email that suggested sending “over some officers to 'Cap' these guys” (HRC members) * Messages threatening violence against peace activists were posted on the Free Republic web site * A Press Release was sent out warning the community about that threat of violence * The Free Republic filed a million dollar lawsuit against the City of Fresno because of that Press Release * The mayor and conservatives on the City Council attacked the Human Relations Commission (HRC) because of the Press Release * And NOW the city settles that lawsuit by forcing the chair of the HRC to resign and giving the Freepers $60,000 What is wrong with this picture? Who are the real terrorists?
Doctor of Deception: Howard Dean at it Again (tags)
Howard Dean Lies.
Bush & the Democrats: Liars in the service of imperialist conquest (tags)
Despite all their bickering with Bush, the Democrats too can scarcely contain their glee about the unchallenged power of U.S. armies of world conquest. After all, the Democrats like the Republicans are in the pockets of the big capitalists who want their domination of the world defended at all costs.
What Right Do Zionist Jews Have To Palestine? (tags)
What title-deeds do the Jews of today actually have to the land of 'Israel'? The idea that a people can possess some kind of ethnic ancestral right to a territory supposedly vacated by their forebears some millenia previously, implying a right in perpetuity, can have no legal basis. Or otherwise Americans of European ancestry, to name just one group of people, will have to pack their bags.
Al-Qaeda, the Mythic Enemy (tags)
Bad analyses very obviously invite bad responses. This is so true that ever since this global war on terrorism has been launched, it has not really improved either world peace or world security. On the contrary, the precipitate action supplied by the American-British occupation of Iraq and the calamitous management of the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation only reinforce the Muslim-Arab world's menace and resentment against the new "Crusaders" of a West that decides the standard of good for all civilizations.
US Military subverts fredom of press: All the news that fits we print (tags)
Iraqis Raid Offices of Television Network from UK Guardian 11.24.3
Current U.S. Intervention in the Philippines* (tags)
Over the past century, the U.S. has been the leading interventionist power in the world often victimizing small independent countries and national liberation movements and using the military as its chief instrument. In many cases, U.S. interventionism leads to wars of aggression. Other methods used are: political and diplomatic pressures; economic pressures and trade sanctions; covert operations; media manipulation; and others.
BTL:A Majority Of Americans Favor Government-Run Universal Healthcare System... (tags)
...Insurance Companies & Politicians Resist Change. Interview with Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Maher Arar complete statement to media (tags)
Notice in this horrific story of torture and abuse that this man was seized in George Bush's America. Notice that these are the tactics of a Police State not a Free State.
Jobs Go Bye-Bye Under Bush (tags)
Another fine example of the ecomomic policies of the cheap labor conservatives.
Info War on USA Public (tags)
Info War on USA Public
BTL:Supporters of Imprisoned Native American Activist Leonard Peltier Continue Fight for.. (tags)
...His Parole Release. Interview with David Hill, director of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Americas Watch: 10/19 Urgent Actions on Colombia, Mexico and USA (tags)
Americas Watch: Urgent Actions on Colombia, Mexico and USA An occasional news series from PeaceNoWar.net Web: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net October 19, 2003 What happened in Bolivia truly shows the power of people's movement, the struggles against American empire and U.S.-supported semi-colonial puppet regime. However, let's don't forget there's still have many struggles lie ahead on Mexico, Colombia and of course, in the United States. Lee Siu Hin PeaceNoWar.net
Bush JINSA/PNAC Neocons Follow "A Clean Break" for War with Syria (tags)
US public moving to the middle on the Middle East (tags)
There is a pronounced movement among the US public toward persuing a more balanced Middle East policy. For example, one half of those polled now indicate that they "sympathize with both Israelis and Palestinians equally."
Why the ''Free Market'' despises Open Source software (tags)
The Micorsoft's assualt on open source is like the WTO "free trade" conflict -- a massively subsidised, genetically modified, machinery and chemical-warfare wielding colossus at war with a tiny malnourished day labourer armed with a mattock.
A Disturbing Presence (tags)
Joy Lee Rutter A Disturbing Presence Press Release Contact: Joy Rutter Phone: (603) 539-7023 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 326 Center Ossipee, NH 03814 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Author will send book for review at request. Please specify if PDF file is acceptable. New Hampshire Woman becomes author CENTER OSSIPEE, NH-Joy Lee Rutter started writing her first book on an impulse. Now, it is her passion. Born in Michigan, she came to New Hampshire by way of Florida. Rutter sacrificed college to marry immediately after graduating from high school. Five sons later, with her marriage beginning to crumble, she began keeping a journal after the birth of her youngest, to raise her spirits, and maintain her sense of humor. Then she began writing “tongue-in-cheek” humorous essays. Rutter’s first novel, A Disturbing Presence, became available September 1, 2003. It was not planned. It came into being following a zany conversation with her stepdaughter. Captivated by the ideas that the conversation prompted, Rutter started writing. Five months later, she had completed a first draft. In September, just one year from the time she began writing, the book is ready for distribution to booksellers, nationwide. Even Rutter is stunned by the acceptance of her first novel’s publication, on her first try. The author proudly describes A Disturbing Presence, as “something that has not been done in print or in the movies. It’s a little bit strange, but it’s filled with quite a bit of humor, too,” she says. “Folks who have read the book tell me they couldn’t put it down. At the very least, I think A Disturbing Presence is a compelling novel with an unusual, thought-provoking theme,” Rutter says. She already is working on her next book. Synopsis: This modern-day mystery takes place in a small town in NH. An elegant manor appears normal enough. You enter, look around at the widow's artwork & then walk into the private study of the late Eric McDuggal. Of course, you do not expect to see McDuggal sitting in an antique rocker. He is dead. What were the motives behind his bizarre death wish? While the house pets wreak havoc against the embalmed corpse, his widow remains in a self-imposed limbo, reluctant to find the answers. The disturbing presence of the hideous display causes her life to collapse into nightmares & apathy. An unlikely friendship between the taxidermist & widow develop; little do they know that his probing into McDuggal's background eventually leads to the discovery of a shocking childhood trauma. A Disturbing Presence has all of the ingredients for a great page-turner! Mystery, light horror, and humor, and eventually, romance. Title: A Disturbing Presence Author: Joy Lee Rutter Publication Date: September 2003 Publisher: America House of Publishing ISBN: 1-4137-0113-2 Item Status: Active Record Binding Format: Soft Cover Pages: 232 Retail Price: $19.95
We Report, You Get It Wrong (tags)
The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday.
Bush re-elected? NOT! (tags)
The president's approval ratings soared following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In recent weeks, those numbers have dropped to the lowest levels of his presidency, with approval ratings of 49 percent in an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll out Wednesday night and 50 percent in a CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll released Monday. HA HA HA!!!
AIDS doomsayers have fallen on hard times. (tags)
AIDS doomsayers have fallen on hard times. Just six years ago, the nation's top health official, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, declared that after the epidemic there might not be "any Americans left."
A Revolutionary View of the California Recall and Bipartisan Budget Crisis (tags)
Don’t Throw Your Vote Away by Giving It to the Democrats or the Republicans! OUT WITH THEM ALL! DON’T VOTE YES OR NO ON THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS RECALL The Recall is a Trap to Make Workers Pay for the Capitalist Crisis! VOTE FOR THE SOCIALIST CANDIDATE C.T. WEBER for GOVERNOR! PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY Organize Now to Build a Workers Party!
The Breakdown of a Lie (tags)
Collateral Language (Chomsky Interview, July/August '03 Z mag) (tags)
Insights to NESARA, Prosperity Programs, and Reality, Important read! (tags)
Insights to NESARA, Prosperity Programs, and Reality, the constitution could be law again!
BEYOND BUSH - Part I ( By Michael C. Ruppert ) (tags)
Michael C. Ruppert looks into the future and shares his thoughts (repost)
Rage. Mistrust. Hatred. Fear. Uncle Sam's enemies within (tags)
A few things have happened recently that show just how powerful -- and, perhaps, unstoppable -- is the march of the right-wing machine in the US. This month the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a right-wing think tank umbilically tied to the Bush administration, declared open warfare on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) deemed too left-wing and set up an organisation called NGOWatch to monitor these liberal pressure groups.
Terrorismo de grupos cubanos de Miami contra EE UU (tags)
Acciones terroristas de grupos cubanos radicados en Miami contra intereses de EE UU dentro de su territorio.
THE ARAFAT CANARD VS. "BARAK'S GENEROUS OFFER" (tags)
"Furthermore Arafat was given an offer of 97% of the territories. The point here is that he rejected it because it "wasn't generous enough." The Zionists learned well from Geobbels about the constant repetition of the propaganda lie -- and make it BIG !!
Lies the Government Told Us Part 3 (tags)
What's Happening? Boron Interviews Chomsky (tags)
So one day, Bush and Powell would claim that "the single question," as they put it, is whether Iraq would disarm and the next day they would say it doesn´t matter whether Iraq disarms because they will go on and invade anyway. And the next day would be that if Saddam and his group get out then the problem will be solved; ... When people give you contradictory reasons every time they speak, all they are saying is: "don't believe a word I say" . So we can dismiss the official reasons.
A PNAC Primer: How We Got Into This Mess (tags)
In the early-1990s, there was a group of ideologues and power-politicians on the fringe of the Republican Party's far-right. The members of this group in 1997 would found The Project for the New American Century (PNAC); their aim was to prepare for the day when the Republicans regained control of the White House -- and, it was hoped, the other two branches of government as well -- so that their vision of how the U.S. should move in the world would be in place and ready to go, straight off-the-shelf into official policy.
"The System is always Fair", the Cat says to the Mouse (tags)
"Behind closed doors, the WTO negotiated GATS, an agreement on liberalization of services. Health conglomerates all over the world can steal solvent patients. The existential necessity water could soon be much more expensive." Trans. from German
The Octopus (tags)
Why are people being killed to keep this quiet? See for yourself...
Rebuttle to NPR's slanted coverage -- Please send! (tags)
This is an open letter to NPR News and PRI and describes, in detail, the mistakes in their recent coverage of events. I have mailed this letter to the necessary outlets, but I think other people should do it as well. It is long, but good, I think. Thanks for your support.
REAL NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR (tags)
The Real News Network (www.RNNnews.info) has selected Jay Bookman's article "The President's Real Goal In Iraq" as the 1st Annual REAL NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR - 2002. Mr. Bookman is the Deputy Editorial Page Editor for the daily newspaper the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Bookman's powerful article revealed, in a mainstream medium no less, that there was and is much more behind the Bush Administration's publicly stated 'anti-terrorism' reasons for intervening in Iraq.
Why Feminism is AWOL on Islam (tags)
U.S. feminists should be protesting the brutal oppression of Middle Eastern women. But doing so would reveal how little they have to complain about at home.
US Imperialism in Colombia (tags)
Colombia has always been and still is the coveted cornerstone of the US's geopolitical control over the entire Latin American region, and at whatever the cost, the US is determined to make Colombia the jewel in its imperial crown.
Rule of the pirates, the $ 200 billion payday – exposing Bush, Cheney and Halliburton (tags)
The figure had been bouncing around think tanks and Capitol Hill for months, and on Dec. 1 made the front page of The Washington Post: Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq will cost the American taxpayer between $100 and $200 billion.
Iraq under U.S. Occupation? (tags)
From the White House, reports leak out about plans for an Iraq after the Ba’th (the ruling party of Iraq). The main scenarios do not allow for the development of democracy in Iraq. Each of them is built on a racist assumption: that the Iraqis either need a military dictator or else a monarch – any form of democracy is impossible to imagine.
A Peace Poster Project (tags)
We created a poster that has appeared in around 20 states, and has been dowloaded over 1,000 times from the site (www.nomorevictims.org) created to support distribution. Appropriate text is now being developed for versions in Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Finnish. The poster features a powerful photograph of an Iraqi girl who was injured in a US bombing raid south of Basra in April, 1999. Download the poster by accessing http://www.nomorevictims.org/PosterDownloads.html. You can also email a letter to Bush from the site.
BTL:Nicaraguan Human Rights Attorney Fighting for Indigenous Rights Target of... (tags)
...Assassination Attempt. Interview with Maria Acosta, Center for Legal Assistance to Indigenous Peoples in Nicaragua conducted by Denise Manzari
Pentagon sends combat troops to Colombia (tags)
The U.S. administration has dropped any pretense of fighting a "drug war" in Colombia. Now the U.S. troops are on the battlefield fighting the Marxist insurgencies
Peasant struggles and the Landless Workers' Movement (MST) in Brazil. (tags)
Short Historical Notes on the Landless Movement - Brève note historique du Mouvement des Sans-terre The authors of the following text have been active members of the landless movement of the Brazilian rural proletariat.
Is September 11 driving you nuts? (tags)
The people of the United States should rightly remember, and so should the people of the entire world. But the events of the 11th of September 2001 were so powerful, so disturbing, that it would be catastrophic if they were remembered for the wrong reasons.
Demonstration at Feinstein's Office re Palestine (tags)
Groups come together to protest Feinstein's anti-Palestinian position
Islam rejecting globalization - and Jews and Israel (tags)
[...] It bears mention that not just Islamic extremists, but also leftist movements' activities in the west against globalization rely on a strident anti-Israeli ideology which periodically lapses into outright demonstrations of anti-Semitism. For instance, Becker reports that in many anti-globalization rallies protesters carry placards that compare Israel to Nazi Germany [...]
The Family that Preys Together (tags)
Something to tell your neighbours, before they start the TIPS program hahahahha
Starlink GE corn - Kraft "off the hook" (tags)
Kraft was sued for selling GE corn that isn't approved for human consumption in its Taco Bell supermarket products, but part of the court settlement is that they have to put coupons on their products in the stores. Coupons are a marketing tool - is this really punishment?
A NEW POLITICAL PARTY CALLS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST CALLS FOR INDEPENDENCE (tags)
A new political party has been established in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington. It calls for these states to breakaway from the U.S. to create an independent country.
Trader Joe's to Eliminate Genetically Engineered Food (tags)
GE Free LA praises decision of the specialty chain Looks to rest of industry to follow suit
FBI DECLASSIFIES REPORT LINKING FORMER CIA OFFICIAL WITH DRUG DEALERS (tags)
FBI releases documents under FOIA linking former high level offical of the CIA with drug traffickers
The Persecution of Bernell Butler (tags)
Bernell Butler never rested in his search for justice in the shooting death of his cousin, Tyisha Miller. Now, he is currently on trial for his freedom in lieu of the four officers who committed an atrocious killing and still walk free.