fix articles 5000, failure
Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System (tags)
California's traffic fines and fees are some of the highest in the country, and new data shows that current California policies disproportionately impact people of color. Two bills before the California Legislature (SB 185 https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB185 and AB 412 http://cts.vresp.com/c/?LegalServicesforPris/6211c91da4/TEST/7c77ea8fd3/bill_id=201720180AB412 ) would address many of the disparities.
What is Living and What is Dead in Social Democracy? (tags)
Tony Judt and William Beveridge were great progressives and crusaders for the social state. In the US, the middle class benefited enormously in the postwar years from subsidized housing and subsidized education. We appear to have lost the capacity to question the present.
Renters Pay the Bill for Market Failure and State Failure (tags)
The extensive privatizations of the last 15 years have contributed to a market radicalization. Privatization was the door opener for the growing influence of financial market logic in housing. Developing a cooperative or nonprofit sector is a necessary and feasible alternative.
Mumia Denied Life-Saving Treatment (tags)
John Kerry on the Vietnam War: Earlier and Now (tags)
Mideast Peace Negotiators Meet (tags)
No Breakthrough in Geneva (tags)
Consumers Abandoning Healthcare.gov (tags)
Profile of a Rigged Peace Process (tags)
Financial War - How Banks and Bandits Endanger our Democracy (tags)
Political failure follows market failure. Participation in system criminality is without risk of prosecution. The financial crisis is not only a system failure. It was caused by human actions in the banking sector that are objectively punishable.
A Curious New York Times Article on Teacher Evaluations (tags)
A recent New York Times article, “Curious Grade For Teachers: Nearly All Pass,” finds incredulous the idea that, “In Florida, 97 percent of teachers were deemed effective or highly effective in the most recent evaluations.” The author goes on to cite similar percentages in other states and concludes: “The teachers might be rated all above average, like students in Lake Wobegon, for the same reason that the older evaluation methods were considered lacking.” In other words, the teachers score well because the measuring standard is flawed. And this conclusion is reinforced by the observation that teachers’ high marks were achieved “even when students were falling behind.”
Failure in Cartagena (tags)
Israeli-Style Ceasefires (tags)
Grim 2012 Economic Outlook (tags)
Occupy The Ports Long Beach (tags)
Occupy Movement Rises Again Photo Essay 2 of Two Photo Essay one can be found at.http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/12/250375.php
BTL:Despite its Failure to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis, Campaign To End U.S. Death Pe (tags)
Interview with Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Re-imagining Trade: NAFTA and Beyond (tags)
"Free trade regimes have become charters of rights and freedoms for the corporation.. Free trade is the policy of the powerful after they have become powerful. German economist Frederick List spoke of "the kicking away of the ladder."
SECRET "TOMANIAN" WEAPON OF THE USA FAILED (tags)
To see the things as they are is necessary to have attention.
Are the United States and NATO are losing the War in Afghanistan? (tags)
In this study I will examine whether NATO and the United States have failed in their War in Afghanistan against Islamic terrorism between 2001-09. To do this I will compare their objectives against measurements of effectiveness (MOE’s) as provided by both political and military sources as prescribed by the intervening forces.
The Political Consequences of Stagnation (tags)
My apologies to T. S. Eliot, but September, not April, is the cruelest month. Before 9/11/2001, there was 9/11/1973, when Gen. Pinochet toppled the Allende government in Chile and ushered in a 17-year reign of terror. More recently, on 9/15/2008, Lehman Brothers went bust and torpedoed the global economy, turning what had been a Wall Street crisis into a near-death experience for the global financial system.
The United States Federal Government and Property Value Manipulation (tags)
President Obama said; “Failure is not an option”. I agree, failure is not an option, failure is a given.
THE SCENARIO OF FAILURE (tags)
The election campaign is heating up in the Philippines and all indications show that as we go down to the wires the anxiety about the possibility of failure will heighten. Political camps from all the variations of Laban, Lakas and Masa to the traditional Nacionalista, Liberal Party atb. are seemingly resigned to the idea that winning the ballots will not necessarily translate into bagging Malacanang. There are attempts at least within the circle of leading candidates to throw around the idea that they will revert to parliament of the streets in the worst case scenario: a Marcos era redux!
Corporate manslaughter (tags)
Blankenship murdered the miners and he'll kill again unless he's stopped
Pity about the dead miners (tags)
Upper Big Branch Miners get Don Blankenship’s prayers. And his criminal neglect of safety measures at the mine. The miners have to sacrifice their lives for their livelihood.
ALL OPTIONS FOR GMA TO HOLD ON POWER IN PLACE (tags)
The Los Angeles based Pesante News learned today through news sources that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's declaration placing the whole island of Mindanao under a "state of calamity" and the recent Supreme Court decision allowing GMA to appoint the next Chief Justice are but only two among the many measures that prepare the stage for the US-Arroyo regime's continued hold on power. According to NDF-Mindanao spokesperson Jorge Madlos, in scrutiny with regard to the need, legal basis and motive of placing Mindanao under a "state of calamity" and on the timing and legality of the Supreme Court ruling should be viewed in the context of a regime that is insatiable in perpetuating itself in power. The National Democratic Front in Mindanao (NDF-Mindanao) holds that there is an abundance of reason to believe that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo does not intend to relinquish the power she has mustered by way of deceit, bribery, impunity, and militarism over the last nine years. Come hell or high water, she is hell-bent to stay in power, and, like puzzle pieces falling into its proper place, all indication point to this.
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine: Barcelona Session (tags)
Explaining Israeli crimes
Obama does not know how to negotiate. (tags)
He got his job too early.
US-Arroyo Gov’t fails to stop killings, Political killing Still Persists (tags)
he Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) condemns the US -Arroyo Regime for its failure to stop extrajudicial killings in the Philippines and its avowed policy that the military should end the insurgency "once and for all" by 2010. The AJLPP beleives that this policy remained the justification of military officials in tagging political and civil society organizations as fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army. These are some of the observations made by Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings in a recent report. "Overall, the most important shortcoming has been the Government's failure to institutionalize or implement the many necessary reforms that have been identified. In the absence of such steps, the progress that has been made remains fragile and easily reversed," Alston said in his 16-page report. Alston said the follow-up report was based on information provided by the government as well as through consultations with domestic and international civil society, and by reference to publicly available reports and materials.
Obama Follows the ADL Line on the Armenian Genocide (tags)
Obama stabs Armenians in the back.
With Our Opponent On The Ropes, It’s Time To Go On the Offensive (tags)
The pages of the capitalist press reveal the level of concern they have over the survival of their system
IRS Federal TAX Property Liens Underwater (tags)
Federal IRS TAX Collection CRISIS Averted The major Federal tax enforcement and collection system in the United States is in jeopardy. Billions of dollars in IRS property liens are "underwater". IRS property lien collection payments and wage garnishments, based on a persons employment and property ownership, is in a catastrophic state of failure. The United States Federal Government has averted this failure by buying the mortgages and banks that hold these liens and write the paychecks.
US Economy in the toilet (tags)
Fresno, CA- Veteran Needs Food and Shelter (tags)
Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party have been sharply critical of the Democrats and Republicans, due to their failure to make ending homelessness a national priority. As a result of this failure, the nation’s homeless population may experience sharp increases within the next two years due to the recession and inflation. Federal assistance is now imperative.
Judge Joe Brown, Innocent Of Brotherly Love (tags)
Jerri Brown sister of TV courtroom Judge Joe Brown, lanquishes on life supoort for over thee weeks with no word from her brother.
Look back in awe (tags)
At this war veteran
Cultural Inversions and Criminal Leadership (tags)
Imagine coalition leaders recoiling in horror at the prospect of facing the truth that it is they who are the most criminally liable and culpable terrorists in the world today! Former Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan, stated that in order to effectively combat terrorism a universal definition of ‘terrorism’ would be imperative. A ratified definition would eliminate politically motivated, arbitrary definitions made by various groups/States for the principal purpose of servng their own interests. In the absence of a universal definition the legal system and International criminal courts are ‘hamstrung’ or worse, subject to manipulation by powerful (criminal) interests.
The Failure of Modern Western Society (tags)
Wind down from your artificially induced stress/pace and confront your personal reality – take stock for a moment. Your existence has been confined to sustaining and maintaining a system that makes ever-increasing demands on your liberty and freedom – the pillars upon which joy and satisfaction are built/derived! The frenzied pace of western society is largely the result of the manic need for ever increasing profits and greater concentrations of wealth in the fewest possible hands, which inevitably makes higher demands on those at the bottom of the financial scale. Obtaining wealth is simply a matter of applying unfair downward pressure in favour of upward flowing benefits; wealth is not created it is the result of manipulation and/or theft – the historical record bears this out. Put simply, profit is exploitation/theft!
Bush the drunk (tags)
is killing our boys
When failure... (tags)
is no success at all
WTO on the Ropes (tags)
The Doha Development Round came to a grinding halt in July and WTO negotiations suspended iindefinitely are unlikely to get back on track.. The WTO failure reflects the failure of the entire neoliberal free trade agenda.
Surrender meeting (tags)
What took so long?
Gross Incompetence (tags)
A principal failure if not the major failure of the U.S. administration is its failure to comprehend the nature of post-modern reality, especially post-modern warfare. The U.S. war ‘machine’ is an antiquated beast run by the mentally impaired. Dangerous and angry old men (past failures) do not good leaders/advisers make!
Back Breaking News: Further Update on N. Korea fraud, a hoax (tags)
None other than Fox News is reporting that the French Defense Minister has announced that the alleged North Korean Nuclear Test was a failure.
sUPER HOT: What did They Know and When did They Know it, that bin Laden was DEAD (tags)
Do not be fooled. Osama Bin Laden died three years ago in Pakistan from kidney failure.
Israel's war crimes continue unhindered in Lebanon and Gaza (tags)
In this moment, the want for international action is dire; at stake are not only the lives of innocent civilians but also the credibility of humanitarian morals and international values that have been held ransom by the belligerent forces of international politics and war machines.
An Anarchist Commentary about Cuba (tags)
James Petras’ Photographs of Cuba Before and After Developing: An anarchist commentary on his declarations about Cuba The Cuban Libertarian Movement (MLC – Movimiento Libertario Cubano) makes some pertinent observations about certain declarations by somebody who was until recently an unconditional defender of the Cuban revolution.
Portrait of Incompetence, Mayor Nagin (tags)
The incompetent fool Nagin, only now orders people removed from New Orleans.
Christian theologian debunks 9-11 Commission report, is interviewed by LA Times (tags)
Distinguished theologian Dr. David Ray Griffin is shedding light on the truth (and the many non-truths) surrounding 9-11. His writings and speeches present evidence and insights that demand our attention, whatever our spiritual perspectives may be. And this weekend, the LA Times Magazine features an interview with Dr. Griffin.
Repressing the Class Struggle (tags)
As the employers' president said, capital and labor have long been reconciled among us. He said this while employers forced down wages with the help of politicians, cut pen-sion claims, reduced social benefits and extorted dependent persons.
Popular Blog Site LiveJournal Struck Down (tags)
Internet free blog tool, LiveJournal, goes down after server host Internap loses power.
System Failure/ Movie Showing in Riverside, CA (tags)
Video Showing about abuses in the California Youth Authority. Video by the Ella Baker Foundation and WITNESS.
FALLUJAH EMERGES VICTORIOUS (tags)
According to Fox news channel newswire, Fallujah residents have repeled the attack orderded by the NEW SADDAM and have forced a regime change. Apparantly, Bremer has installed a THIRD SADDAAM to keep an eye on him. I will be watching the THIRD SADDAM. ALSO news from the ONE CHINA.
After the Failure of the World Trade Conference (tags)
"There is growing skepticism toward the past structure of the WTO and the procedures and results of previous world trade conferences. With the founding of the WTO in 1994, all 148 member countries were promised that there would `only be winners'."
Mr. President, You Are Flat Wrong (tags)
Assertions That Daily Attacks In Iraq Is "Progress" Is Just As False And Misleading As Prewar Statements On The Threat Posed By Iraq
BTL:Growing Numbers of Law Enforcement Officials Denounce Drug War as a... (tags)
...Public Policy Failure. Interview with Jack Cole, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
The Case For War Against Arab Culture (tags)
This war is actually a war between the modern age and traditional Arab culture. Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters (USA, Ret.) was assigned, prior to his retirement, to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, where he was responsible for future warfare.
Weapons failure (tags)
Many reasons have been offered for the failure of U.S. weapons experts and scientists to find a trace of nonconventional weapons in Iraq. Israeli intelligence sources claimed these weapons had been moved to Syria before the war began, but U.S. intelligence agencies never believed it.
INVESTIGATION SHOWS CELL-PHONES CALLS FROM 9-11 "HIJACKED" PLANES WERE IMPOSSIBL (tags)
Professor A. K. Dewdney carries out a series of experiments regarding the possibility of making cell-phone calls from planes at various altitudes. He concludes that the cell-phone calls from the "hijacked" 9-11 planes were impossible.
The failure of American culture to embrace humanity (tags)
is an embrace of death...capitalisms great reward
12 Ways the Media Misreport Violence (tags)
Norwegian peace studies professor Johann Galtung identifies 12 points of concern where journalism often goes wrong when dealing with violence. Each implciitly suggests more explciit remedies. From Indymedia NL, April 14, 2002
The real deal on Islam (tags)
There is quite a bit of fantasy going on here about Islam. Time for a reality check.
basic stats for US imperialism (tags)
a reference guide for activists.
Bush Daddy Detachment (tags)
It's the SA.
: “severe findings of war crimes in Jenin” (tags)
“The evidence compiled indicates that serious breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law were committed, including war crimes, but only an independent international commission of inquiry can establish the full facts and the scale of these violations,”
US Playing Russian Roulette With Palestinians (tags)
The United States of America is organizing another international conference in the Middle East. This one, sadly, emerges as a result of the destruction of Palestinian society by Israel. By doing so, the US is setting itself up for a political and security failure, yet again. The first US failure was called Oslo, where the Palestinian leadership was lured into a US-sponsored 'peace process' that has led to the intentional obliteration of Palestinian cities and dismantling of Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian Authority
"War on Cancer" 30 Yr Failure (tags)
The 30 year so-called "war on cancer" has been an abysmal failure for cancer patients, but an enormous $$$$$$ maker for the pharmaceutical/medical complex. They have, and are, making billions peddling the same toxic, cancer causing drugs that have failed for over 50 years.
The underground railroad for the WTC bombers. (tags)
Loren says “This is a domestic Infra Structure problem, as well as a failure of the Intelligence community here in the United States.I mentioned to them that we believed there was a Islamic Terrorist Drug Dealing Operation at the Islamic Center in Brooklyn, they (the Federal Authorities) blew us off. A failure of the Intelligence Community (Oxymorons) here in the U.S.
How to report "violence". (tags)
Reporting violent acts Undercurrents has attended meetings over the last few years on how to report conflicts. Danny from mediachannel.org sums it up well here- http://www.mediachannel.org/views/dissector/coveringviolence.shtml
COUPWATCH: The Senate Is Racist And It Must Die! (tags)
It's not really news that the US Senate is a racist institution. It has not one black member in it, and has had only two black members in all of living memory. That alone is enough to tell you that it's a racist institution, but it only begins to scratch the surface. More to the point, the Senate has not one seat that represents a majority-black constituency. The failure to support the Congressional Black Congress protest of the Florida election said it all. The failure to defeat Ashcroft only added the exclamation mark. The Senate is racist and it must die!
Call to action (tags)
its time to get rad. the time is right. I lifted this from the main Indymedia site to bring to LA. Perhaps waiting until January is too late.
Washington Post calls LA protests a Failure (tags)
Corporate media outlet calls LA protests a failure