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Last Summer's 'Mysterious' Nuclear Explosion (tags)

A 'mysterious' nuclear explosion in Russia last August still begs out attention.

The Way to Authoritarianism is Paved with Lies (tags)

Lying is part of the human condition. But democracy is in peril when politicians make lying into a "business principle." Lying is a second nature for Trump. Trump lies strategically and doesn't have a bad conscience. For Trump, the borders between true and false disappear.

The Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality (tags)

When we lose the idea of community and solidarity, we lose our capacity for collective action.

California Has Its Faults (tags)

Two big earthquakes in California shook up the nuclear power infrastructure as well.

Utopia, Technology and Struggle. Ways out of the Crisis of Social Democracy (tags)

The big question is still open. Must an emancipatory project aim at a changed distribution of incomes or is hedging capitalism through regulation and redistribution enough? In other words, is shifting to an eco-Keynesian path sufficient to create equal life chances?

Market Economy: The Superrich Endanger Democracy (tags)

It is easy to influence politics with a lot of money, and civil society is often just a nuisance. In the US, this problem is everywhere, but Europe is catching up.

We the Scattered in the Insult Society (tags)

Hans-Peter Martin is the author of "Game Over. Prosperity for a Few, Democracy for No One and Nationalism for Everyone" (2018). Now it is Game Over for the West, for our civilization model. Capitalism functions without democracy, without observing liberal human rights.

Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope (tags)

The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: "The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster." The Good News is that the time of no alternatives is over. The Bad News is that the wrong alternatives are discussed.

Boys Club - Men Have All the Money (tags)

Male cartel.. They have all the money and power.

Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide (tags)

CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Democracy cannot function without watchdogs. Watchdogs and whistle-blowers must be under special protection.

Fukushima 8 Ywars On (tags)

8 years after Fukushima, the disaster and the coverup continue.

Film review: Dick Cheney: Revolutionary for the Super-Rich (tags)

In the film, the Cheney group appears like a resolute Mafia clan that took over the levers of power in no time after the election. The vice-president pulled the strings in all important areas: military, energy, bureaucracy and foreign policy. "Vice" is a cynical film for a cynical era.

Rainer Mausfeld and the Silence of the Lambs (tags)

Consciousness should be manipulated so the subjected do not even know centers of power exist beyond the seemingly democratically controlled political surface. The media are no longer the watchdogs of the public interest over the centers of power.

DIARY OF A CON MAN . 50 (tags)

anne frank never wrote her diary

What are the Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization? (tags)

Capitalism seemed to have a more social or civilized face for a time. After Roosevelt's New Deal and the defeat of fascism, gradual development of the social state occurred in Europe. Unions were accepted. The rulers were forced to political and social concessions.

The Populist Makers and Dangerous Optimism (tags)

The people vote and capital decides. Another capitalism appears that is marked by an anti-liberal and intolerant culture. The goal of the new capitalists is the same as the old capitalists: to make the rich even richer. The governing elites gamble away the future of coming generations.

If Trump Declares a AantionalEmergency, He'll Be Breaking the Law (tags)

Justice William O. Douglas wrote in his concurring opinion that the president cannot usurp Congress’s spending power to approve money to pay for the taking of the steel mill’s private property.

Video: Chris Herdges in Eugene, 1 hr 24 min (tags)

"Weapons that don't work - against enemies that don't exist - with money we don't have" (Joseph Stiglitz)

La mathématisation du monde (tags)

Le monde de la mathématisation...

"We live in a time of radical counter-enlightenment" (tags)

Political struggle always means the struggle over the definitional power and appropriation of the world. For decades, neoliberalism has carried out a redistribution project against the majority of the population. This neoliberal project is only possible when

The Dictatorship of Corporations (tags)

Why do the majority of politicians so often make decisions against the public interest and in favor of industry? A new quality of lobbyism arose on account of the dramatically stronger market- and financial power of companies. I sound the alarm. The power relations in our society are shifting endangering democracy andthe market economy,

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.

Post-capitalist Perspectives (tags)

Capitalism is winning to death. The exit from the overheated machine of capitalism represents an enormous challenge. We cannot avoid the question about common property in the search for alternatives.Can greater social equality be achieved without changing property relations?

The System Question as a Survival Question (tags)

A fundamental social alternative to the permanent capitalist chaos is sought. A rational social discourse on system alternatives would be an antidote to populism and to the irrational identity-mania that spreads. The public discusses headscarves while late capitalism sinks in crisis

Please Work For The Defeat Of Brett Kavanaugh And Why (tags)

Brett Kavanaugh: warmonger, advocate of judicial murder, voted to deny an imprisoned teen immigrant an abortion, worked with G W Bush to steal the the White House from the elected Gore, worked to violate the privacy of Bill Clinton's consensual sex life, helped Ken Starr spend 45 million dollars trying to impeach Clinton etc.

For a World Free of Nuclear Risks (tags)

The International Uranium Film Festival will return this year to USA and show lots of films about nuclear power and uranium risks. And it kindly asks for your support and participation.

Marvel Strike Force Hack - Get Free Power Cores and Gold (tags)

Marvel Strike Force Hack - Get Free Power Cores and Gold | Marvel Strike Force Glitch Cheat - Generate FREE Online Power Cores and Gold In MARVEL Strike Force, ready for battle alongside allies and arch-rivals in this action-packed, visually-stunning free-to-play game for your phone or tablet. An assault on Earth has begun and Super Heroes and Super Villains are working together to defend it! Lead the charge by assembling your ultimate squad, including Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Loki, Elektra, Captain America and Iron Man, as you enter strategic combat against an all-new enemy threat.

The Beam in the White House (tags)

Iran is the "greatest supporter of terror," declared president Donald Trump. With that, he justified his peace-endangering cancellation of the nuclear agreement with Iran. Reducing foreign policy to scapegoating is Hitlerian.

Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism - A Symbiotic Pair (tags)

Rightwing populist parties mix the conventional rightwing authoritarian political style with neoliberal economic ideas emphasizing the free unregulated market and the sleek but strong state. For Hayek, unions allegedly threaten democracy and force a just redistribution policy.

The Endless War (tags)

According to the ACLU, the Corker-Kaine bill is "broader and more dangerous than the current law." Article 1 of the US Constitution grants Congress the exclusive right to declare war. The new edition of the AUMF undermines this to the maximum.

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE (tags)

The free Rebel City Los Angeles guide answers the question, what would Los Angeles look like if vertical power as we know it disappeared?.

The US, the Dollar, IS and Saudi Arabia (tags)

The US treats IS and the Saudi royal house differently. For decades, Saudi Arabia has been the US' closest ally in the Middle East and therefore enjoys Washington's unrestricted solidarity despite all its crimes.

As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself (tags)

Compromises, concessions, and countermeasures are necessary in America after the budget attacks on the poor, seniors, the disabled, students and chidlren.

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! (tags)

Join The Protest at Glendale City Hall on April 10, 2018! Glendale is planning a $500 million expansion of the Grayson Power Station that will increase emissions by 415,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, increase ozone and particulate pollution, and generate electricity to sell to other cities.

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! (tags)

JOIN US on Tuesday, April 10 at 5:30pm at Glendale City Hall for a rally to stop the Grayson Expansion! Spread the message! Tell your friends!

Housing is not just another commodity (tags)

Like food, clothing, health, and education, housing is an elementary need. On'e apartment is a place of retreat of the private person, a protective- and creative space of inviolable identity, Long-term low-interest housing tax credits & SROs, are alternatives to indifference.

Oldest US Nuke Plant Going Way of the Dinosauers (tags)

Next October the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey, the oldest in the US, will be closing after nearly 50 years of running and releasing radiation into the environment that has likely harmed untold number of people.

Last of California's nuclear power plants is on its way out (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free future. Here is out January 2018 report:

Epilogue: Pakistan on the chopping block in 2018? Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst (tags)

Under president Trump's administration, the United States of America appears to be taking all the antagonistic steps against both Iran and Pakistan to make the Wakeup call of 2007 even more pertinent as the world enters 2018. Pakistan is also a nuclear state. There will always be even greater urgency to confront Pakistan and de-nuke it if any revolutionary clergy class of Pakistan, Shia and Sunni, ever comes to power. In its calculus of primacy and hegemony, the white man's burden simply cannot tolerate any Muslim nation possessing real nuclear weapons (as opposed to tolerating the illusion of possession). The massa class well understands all that they have destroyed and stolen of the Muslims in the centuries past and cannot risk losing Western hegemony and its vassal states to a revival of “revolutionary Islam” with teeth.

Power of One targeted for torture & death (tags)

Anyone targeted for torture, imprisonment and death by sleazy government assassins, stalkers and vigilantes has something to say in the matter:

Philippines - Why there is nothing Revolutionary about the call for a "Revolutionary Govt" (tags)

Statement of Dr. Walden Bello, National Chairman of Laban ng Masa (Fight of the Masses), Nov 30, 2017

The October 1917 Revolution and Lenin (tags)

Contribution to the Discussion on the Centinnial of the October 1917 BolsheviK Revolution

US and China: International Policy as a Zero-Sum Game (tags)

After a half-year in office, a coherent foreign policy strategy under Donald Trump is not in sight. The US and China have very different ideas about creating prosperity and security. 600 million Chinese gained prosperity in the last 40 years.

Trump is More than "Silly Tricks" (tags)

Trump will run the US as a big business is run. Trump did not come out of nowhere. Trumpism is an expression of a reactionary revolt of those angry because they were politically stripped of power. Trump turns reality upside down.

FEMA has the authority to order martial law and open up FEMA camps for dissident Americans (tags)

Some people have referred to it as the "secret government" of the United States.

State Indebtedness as a Power Strategy (tags)

Contracting debts exploded under neoliberalism since the 1980s - unlike the state debts in the Keynesian era from the 1950s to the 1970s - and produced s structural debt bondage for the overwhelming majority.

Nuclear Shutdown News September 2017 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and abroad and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. Here is our September 217 report.

Development Group Says Debt Relief Can Provide Quick-Recovery Aid to Caribbean (tags)

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joins other religious and development groups in their call for ‎debt relief for hurricane-battered Caribbean islands.

Darkness over the White House (tags)

Trump is rightly criticized by the old elites: trade sanctions against Russia and the EU, fire and fury against North Korea and justification for white fascists Generals have assumed power in the government alongside multi-millionaires.

FEMA Knew the Dangers to Older Citizens during Major Disasters At least six people have (tags)

FEMA trains and finances first respondents across the country the very people who should know. Fema either knew or should have known the dangers and should have taken appropriate life saving action.

Donald Trump is an Extreme Narcissist (tags)

Hans-Jurgen Wirth, b. 1951, is a psychoanalyst with his own practice, a professor of psychoanalytic social psychology in Frankfurt and a publisher. His most important book is "Narcissism and Power" (2002).

The Purse is Mightier than the Pen (tags)

The climate crisis is here now, but a compromised, corrupted media doesn't want to know. What is salient is not important. What is important is not salient.

Nuclear Shutdown News June 2017 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry, in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our July 2017 report:

Capitalism in the Faith Crisis (tags)

Trust in the "invisible hand" is a religious exercise ensuring a rule over people that is destructive and fatal. Christians and Marxists wage a common struggle against the spirit, logic, and praxis of the false money-god and its servants.

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

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

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

Rethinking Working Hours (tags)

Working hours was and is a contested terrain. Power questions are involved: Who decides over time? Who determines when and how long someone works? Who decides over part time or full time, how work and private life are arranged or whether the dream of world travel becomes reality?

Philippines: Unity Statement by February 25 Coalition (tags)

WE FOUGHT TO BE FREE. WE SAY NEVER AGAIN TO DICTATORSHIP!

The Lie of the Civilized Western World (tags)

"Terrorism is the war of the poor and war is the terrorism of the rich," Peter Ustinov said and thereby contradicted the media picture "we," the West who had to resist after being attacked without reason by barbarians. The so-called western values seem to be military values.

Trumpism and the Working Class (tags)

Trumpism understood via Dimitrof

President Trump - We are Witnesses of a Turn of an Era (tags)

Trump manageed to stage himself as a candidate who waged a crusade against the political establishment. Does politics only give more to the top 1% and lose sight of the remaining 99%. Insulting voters is not competence.

Reasons for anarchism. (tags)

What is the future of freedom? What does a free world look like? Anarchism is the best way to guarantee the freedom of humans and animals, now and in the future. Anarchists want to eliminate government and other forms of hierarchy.

Inevitable Conclusion (tags)

After 50 years of association with the USA government, I offer a few comments herein.

Nuclear Shutdown News December 2016 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our December 2016 report: Nuclear Shutdown News December 2016

Philippine President Duterte: A fascist original (tags)

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

US Election as a Turn of an Era (tags)

Karl Marx modified a Hegel quotation that world-historical events always occurred twice, the first time as tragedy and the next time as farce. Since November 9, 2016, we know they can occur as tragedy and farce at once.

Democracy and the Uncanny Power of Money (tags)

Growing inequality is the greatest political problem of our time. Governments are often only actors or puppets of an anonymous regime for the benefit of the privileged where the interests of simple people do not count.

Donald Trump as the Antithesis of Liberal Politics (tags)

Was this a victory of a show over substance? Was this a triumph of anti-intellectualism rampant for years? Trump capitalized on the economic plight of a very concrete section of the population. Today the US is a source of fear for the rest of the world

Video: How to Know if Your Country Is Heading Toward Despotism, 10 min (tags)

Nobody likes a despot — even despots know it. But actually identifying despotism can pose a certain difficulty — which despots also know, and they’d surely like to keep it that way. Hence Encyclopedia Britannica’s Despotism, a ten-minute Erpi Classroom Film on how a country slides into that eponymous state.

FOR A WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR RISKS   (tags)

In April 2016 the International Uranium Film Festival was held for the first time in Hollywood and it was a great event. Now the Uranium Film Festival plans to return to California and  Hollywood in Spring 2017.  We will bring a selection of  new breath taking movies and must see documentaries  about the nuclear power question - from nuclear bombs to nuclear waste - to Hollywood. In addition we are planning  a nuclear panel discussion with nuclear experts and socially & environmentally responsible personalities, like we did in 2016. For that the festival needs supporters and sponsors.

The Supposed "Omnipotence" of Politicians (tags)

The key to a new peace policy could lie in denouncing mechanisms of economic coercion that are not only states and politicians. As the warnings of Eisenhower and JFK teach us, politics is massively subject to the influences of economic power.

Fbi fights for power and glory (tags)

This parable captures the reality of two worlds forged by fbi, one where fbi controls the love song and the other where fbi delivers the death blow.

Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our September 2016 edition:

Power Elites: On the Great Illusion of Pluralist Liberalism (tags)

With his 1956 book "The Power Elite," C. Wright Mills put the democratic character of the US to the test. Despite formal democratic structures, a power elite formed that suspends democratic processes. Real power starts from a political directorate. In truth, only small circles have power

USA: Inhumane (tags)

Introduction: Modern Nazism  in the form of the fbi/cia/cops  unconscionable police state lives today in fbi/cia: http://rochester.indymedia.org/node/147621

We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy (tags)

Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Rule over public opinion grows out of the dominance of capital. The alternative is authoritarian capitalism or solidarity democracy. Resistance is the command of the hour.

Iron Fist in Turkey (tags)

It’s enough to read just a few lines of the bourgeois press to get an idea of ​​what will happen after the failed coup of 15 July: “The iron fist of Erdogan after the failed coup in Turkey: I am ready to reinstate the death penalty. 8000 police officers were suspended, opponents were stripped naked and hog-tied. The European Union: If executions resume, Turkey will not enter Europe“(1).

Why Philippine President Duterte is not a socialist (tags)

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

Explanation of Strategy Countering Sacramento Fascism (tags)

This is reposted from Facebook. Originally by B.T.

Philippines: No context will ever justify murder of journalists - Akbayan (tags)

Press freedom is a baseline principle of good governance, not a moving target that adjusts to the whims and caprices of those in power. It plays a crucial role in fiscalizing and speaking truth to power, and that Constitutionally-guaranteed right must be protected.

Nuclear Shutdown News May 2016 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear power industry at home and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are fighting to create a nuclear free future. Here is our May issue:

The Language of Neoliberalism (tags)

Knowledge enables people to interpret reality. Metaphors and pictures give things a new meaning and can change reality. Capital isn't so frightened and isn't the same as a deer. The financial crisis is compared to a thunderstorm that is not man-made.

TTIP and CETA Must Be Prevented (tags)

Under TTIP, TPP and TiSA, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The German Judges Union calls additional protection of foreign investors "nonsense" that undermines democracy and the constitutional state.

Donald J. Trump is Pissing on America and About to Flush us into the Toilet! (tags)

Misogyny, Xenophobia, Narcissism, Bigotry, Fascism, Ignorance and Egotistical Arrogance are the only true assets Donald Trump has to bring to this country as President.

As monetary policy reaches its limits, it's time for governments to spend (tags)

With interest rates so low, governments should borrow to invest in research, education, and infrastructure. Productive public investment would also enhance the returns on private investment, encouraging firms to undertake additional projects.

Support Al Carroll’s A Proposed New Constitution and a New Constitutional Convention (tags)

To end the buying and selling of elections, overturning Citizens United will not be enough! We need a new constitutional convention, one truly representative of the people, for a new constitution to end the power of elites. Congress, show you are truly of the people! Presidential candidates, show you serve the people and not the big donors! Support Al Carroll's A Proposed New Constitution

RECAP (tags)

Here is my republication or restatement of my experiences in this 'Age of Madness'.

Oxfam Study: Six Reasons to be Outraged (tags)

Whether inequality harms or benefits was disputed for a long while. It could motivate individuals to more effort and stimulate growth, one side believed. It takes the chances for education and development from those who are poorer, the other said... Money buys power.

La mathématisation du monde (tags)

Le cancer du pouvoir, le pouvoir du cancer...

Pacifica is also KPFK and scandals are being transparentized. (tags)

Revelations have been published at the 1 website that dares to tell more of the internal doings of each and all Pacifica 5 radio stations, nationwide. KPFK is always connected to the others. Financially and otherwise. What happens at it’s umbrella – Pacifica- located in Berkeley is vital to it’s survival. Some revealed emails between a prior PNB member and Pacifica’s atty-counsel is posted there. See below

Gaza Journalist tortured by Hamas (tags)

Gaza journalist says he was tortured in Hamas jail

USA's inhumane power grab (tags)

One must understand the nature of the beast (USA) in order see recognize the overthrown regime of the USA the way most of the world sees it.

Nuclear Shutdown News October2015 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.

10 Shocking Realities of the TPP (tags)

Now we see why the US Trade Representative and President Obama wanted to keep the TPP secret for four years after it was ratified. It if had not been for a very aggressive fight against fast track trade authority in which hundreds of thousands of people participated, we would not see the text.

Canada had its best election ever! (tags)

Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party with 184 seats became the Majority Party in O Canada two weeks ago. "When government trusts citizens, citizens trust the government," Trudeau said. With higher taxes on the wealthy and infrastructure investment, Canada will become more inclusive.

Brookings on Russia's Formidable Air and Sea Power (tags)

Russia

Fear is used to control the people (tags)

My conclusions after 30 years of assaults by fbi and their operatives followThe:

America's Corrupted Political Process (tags)

electionss

USA Overthrown from Within (tags)

See how the USA has in fact been methodically transformed from a constitutional governement to a fascist state by fbi/cia.

Putin: The Preeminent World Leader (tags)

Putin

End Climate Crimes (tags)

“Every city in our country has some serious similarities to New Orleans. Every city has some abandoned neighborhoods. Every city in our country has abandoned some public education, public housing, public healthcare, and criminal justice." (Bill Quigley quoted by Naomi Klein)

Russia and Syria on the Offensive Against ISIS (tags)

Syria

Obama Irresponsibly Bashes Putin (tags)

Syria

Security Council Veto Power (tags)

anti-war

Nuclear Shutdown News September 2015 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry, both in the US and worldwide, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.

Netanyahu Escalates War on Palestine (tags)

Israel

Legacy of 9/11: Endless US Wars on Humanity (tags)

9/11

"The Great Transformation Has Begun" (tags)

The core of this system, its over-arching law, is the endless accumulation of capital. That is its main goal to which everything else is subordinated. Persons and nature are used to make more money out of money. Therefore we are degraded to little wheels in this machine.

The Shortwave Report 08/28/15 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. Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.

Living and Working Differently and Self-Optimization (tags)

How did neoliberal policy gain a mass influence? To neoliberalism, we must soon oppose a great alternative narrative of freedom, democracy and solidarity before the social dislocations neutralize the positive resources amid a collapsing world climate.

A Postulation (tags)

The following Postulation is intended to remind the world if the lunacy of the fbi (I.E:the 'burro')

NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS JULY 2015 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: An Israeli Specialty (tags)

Israel

fbi and company expand their criminal empire (tags)

See the absurd new powers seized by the criminals who call themselves law enforcement, the fbi (the burro).

Destroying a Nation Without Firing a Shot (tags)

Greece

Pentagon Calls Russia, China, Iran and North Korea Threats to Global Peace (tags)

anti-war

The Shortwave Report 06/26/15 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. NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Kiev's Junta Forces Terror Bomb Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

TPP designed to make medicine more expensive (tags)

The TPP is the latest and most important new trade agreement that seeks to create new standards for intellectual property that are more friendly to pharmaceutical companies and publishers. The TPP chapter on intellectual property expands and extends drug monopolies.

Los Angeles Uranium Film Festival (tags)

The Brazilian born International Uranium Film Festival is a global festival dedicated to films about all aspects of nuclear power like uranium mining, nuclear power plants, atomic bombs, radioactive accidents, uranium weapons and atomic waste: Now we want to bring this unique atomic film festival to LA.

US Strategy: Bombing Yemen Back to the 19th Century (tags)

Yemen

The Shortwave Report 05/15/15 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. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant: A Ticking Time Bomb? (tags)

nuclear power

Saudis May Go Nuclear (tags)

Saudi Arabia

A Divided Society (tags)

Average wages in the US are lower than 30 years ago. Profits and income inequality explode, not investments. The austerity policy that has always worsened unemployment and economic growth is promoted as without alternative by German chancellor Merkel.

Nonviolent Solar, Wind, Tidal Etc Reaching Critical Mass The Future Is Now (tags)

China is generating more windpower than all US nuclear power plants combined, as our nuclear plants have boric acid leaks, old equipment, lie on earthquake faults etc. Why don't we do more? Our money goes to corrupt billionaires and killing wars.

Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Enabling Law (tags)

Venezuela

Obama's Neocon Infested Administration (tags)

anti-war

Nuclear Shutdown News February 2015 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear industry, and the people working for better energy alternatives.

Russia Counters US Big Lies with Hard Truths (tags)

Ukraine

Charlie Hebdo Fallout in America (tags)

police state

Uncover by Yoko Ono (tags)

In his State of the Union Speech, President Obama said we should do “big things.” Well, we are already doing the biggest thing anybody in the human history could ever hope for. Together, we are creating a world of Peace, Love and Freedom, all while the negative forces try to stop us. That’s big. The way we are doing it is by being conscious of the “Power of Togetherness.” The negative forces do not have that. They are an elitist minority, dipping their heads in arrogant madness. They always play the same game – using violence, changing laws for their convenience, and seducing us with words to get what they want.

Palestine's Pinochet? (tags)

Palestine

US Vetoes Palestinian Statehood Resolution (tags)

Palestine

Unconditional Basic Income and Solidarity Economies (tags)

Without the social contract, we become wolves to one another. Basic economic, social and cultural human rights include the right to participate. Everyone should share in the wealth and prosperity brought by automation, labor-saving technology and higher productivity.

America Lost (tags)

See my report on the signs of inhumanity that engulf the USA and beyond.

Economics is Onesided and Reactionary (tags)

The homo oeconomicus cannot be our hope and is not desirable or future-friendly. The economic benefits to the capitalist entrepreneur are in contradiction to nature and to the person..We face completely oversized financial markets that have uncoupled from the real economy creating value.

Israel Replicates American Ruthlessness (tags)

police state

Victory of the Economy over Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

The person exists as an end-in-him/herself and not merely as a means... On the other hand, the principle of the worldwide market economy is based on treating persons and their needs as means to the end of profit realization.

Capitalism and Its Crisis Proclivity (tags)

The liberal economists of the 19th century claimed no crises could occur in capitalism since every supply creates its demand. On the other hand, Marx and Engels recognized early on the causes for crises in capitalism. The contradictions of the accumulation process lead to crises.

Straight Talk and Reflections (tags)

activism

Egyptian-Style Justice (tags)

Egypt

Monied Interests Have Lots to Give Thanks For (tags)

Thanksgiving

Heading for Possible Global War (tags)

Ukraine

Fascism in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Obama's Sham Immigration Reform (tags)

immigration

NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS NOVEMBER 2014 (tags)

What US nuclear plants have been shutting down and why? And did you know that nuke plants may release the most radiation when they are purposely shut down?

America: The Real Evil Empire (tags)

America

Keystone XL Pipeline: Down but not Out (tags)

environment

Individual Democrats can adapt to Republican majority (tags)

Individual democrats can improve their situation by trying to get along with Republicans and can benefit from cooperating with Republicans.

US Electoral Postmortems (tags)

elections

US Midterm Electoral Results (tags)

elections

Hard Truths v. Obama Big Lies (tags)

Obama

US-Style Democracy (tags)

elections

The Myth of the Unexpected Crisis and Security (tags)

Many knew the rise of housing prices had to end some time or other... Four theses explain why the Fed was not active during the real estate boom: power of lobbyists, market ideology, trust in abstract academic models and inflation targeting.

Duplicitous Ukrainian Electoral Postmortems (tags)

Ukraine

Crisis of Freedom (tags)

Neoliberalism forms a free entrepreneur out of the oppressed worker, an entrepreneur of himself. Everyone is a self-exploited worker of his own enterprise. Everyone is master and servant in one person. The class struggle is also changed into an inner struggle. One problematicizes oneself...

Sino/Russian Alliance Challenges West (tags)

China/Russia

Wind power is cheaper than coal, 70pp (tags)

A leaked report shows wind is the cheapest energy source in Europe, beating the presumably dirt-cheap coal and gas by a mile. Conventional wisdom holds that clean energy is more expensive than its fossil-fueled counterparts. competition.

Holder Resigns (tags)

Holder

Why a Global Wealth Tax Reduces Inequality (tags)

The distribution of income and assets is one of the most controversial themes today. History teaches us that economic forces press in different directions - either to more equality or away from equality. Which will prevail depends on what political decisions we make.

Ukrainian President Poroshenko in Washington (tags)

Ukraine

How Neoliberalism Gained Hegemony (tags)

The pressing question is why do the masses vote against their own interests and applaud those who champion goals opposed to their well-being or welfare? Ideas prevail because power is on their side, not because they are better. Neoliberalism went from sect to cultural hegemony

Amnesty International Fronts for Power (tags)

Ukraine

Ninos Perdidos del Sur (tags)

“Who are you that you fear mortal man, ..so that you were in dread constantly the whole day long on account of the rage of the one hemming you in?” (Is. 51:12-13). Pict. - My Mom - Mother of Israel, born in San Francisco 1919. and they already removed this.

Are some activists star children and now indigo adults? (tags)

Many activists have higher levels of empathy and show opposition to unjust authority. The concept of star children includes indigo adults as people with souls that are from somewhere else. These individuals are often shut down by hierarchal power structures in the school, workplace and status quo politics. Though skeptics disagree with this concept, it is worth understanding the possibility of evolved humans who are able to dismantle authoritarian regimes while dreaming wide awake.

America’s Mind Manipulators Meet New Members (tags)

See my summary report on how the corrupt and evil government of the United States of America snatches the free will of people globally via mind control and does so often at the expense of the enlightened members of our global community.

Thinkers replaced by Social Controllers on massive scale. (tags)

The following is a clarification re prev article. It says thinkers are being replaced by social controllers because truth is the major threat to the dominant elite, secular liberal collectivists. Also, explains how Corporations are highly favored.

Philippine President told: Re-energize the campaign for reforms (tags)

Philippines: As President Benigno Simeon Aquino III prepares to deliver his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA), Akbayan Party-list urged him to "re-energize the campaign for reforms" by carrying out "deeper and broader institutional changes" in his last two years in office.

Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup (tags)

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda

Election Day with Occupy Los Angeles: Know Your Rights Juror Education Rally (tags)

As Los Angeles went to the polls for the statewide district primary elections, members of Occupy Los Angeles gathered in “Solidarity Park” (otherwise known as the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall on Spring St.) for a picnic and educational outreach action about jury nullification.

Political Myths and Elite Misanthropy (tags)

In his new book "Political Myths and Elite Misanthropy," professor Herbert Schui explains the myth of the achiever, the myth of state indebtedness, the myth of the market and competition and the myth of market conforming democracy.

Democracy and socialism (tags)

Democracy is the most popular word in the vocabulary of politics but also the most brazenly abused.

New Book Reveals Domestic Assassination Policies, Techniques (tags)

In the year 2000, an out of work reporter is approached by a man who is not whom he appears to be. Lured into a romantic affair with him, the reporter is soon to lose everything--her family, her home, her country and nearly her life. EXILE is a true story.

Wall Street Journal Supports Putschist Oligarch Ukrainian Rule (tags)

Ukraine

Washington Risks Global War (tags)

anti-war

Freedom or Fascism (tags)

Ukraine

George Soros' Predatory Worldview (tags)

Ukraine

Lawsuit to Protect Our Political Power (tags)

A lawsuit to ensure that state laws, especially the ones brought about by initiatives, will be defended in good faith, Goodnis v. Office of the Attorney General (Harris), has been filed in the Supreme Court of California. The court is asked to compel the state officials whose duty is to defend state laws, to do so in good faith, or officially select one or more alternate defendants to represent the state in defending the state's marriage laws. The court has also been asked to remove the restrictions they placed on a marriage law brought about by Proposition 22 of 2000. For more information please visit [ http://ProtectInitiatives.com/ ].

Fascism's Willing Co-Conspirators (tags)

media

Lawsuit to Protect Our Political Power (tags)

A lawsuit to ensure that state laws, especially the ones brought about by initiatives, will be defended in good faith, Goodnis v. Office of the Attorney General (Harris), has been filed in the Supreme Court of California. The court is asked to compel the state officials whose duty is to defend state laws, to do so in good faith, or officially select one or more alternate defendants to represent the state in defending the state's marriage laws.

NYT Russia Bashing Stench (tags)

Ukraine

Irresponsible RT International Bashing (tags)

Ukraine

Koch Brothers-Style Free Society (tags)

class war

Duplicitous Human Rights Misinformation on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Reviewing James Petras' The Politics of Empire (Part II) (tags)

imperialism

Pacifica IS also KPFK, so let's not ignore what going on (tags)

Pacifica is struggling with who is it's new Executive Director with much dramatic flurries, acting outs, resistances, alliances, and stories barely coming out, even on internet. A few reports of happenings is being sent out to the 'rest of us' by Tracy Rosenberg, a former termed out PNB member. We here in LA are playing dumb and treated as if we were even dumber...muted actually. see her site for other stories and commentators too.

Forever intertwined: KPFK, WBAI, Gary Null ? (tags)

A post copied from Wikipedia re Gary Null, long a premium contributor to KPFK. Confirmation of what is factual and what is assume should always be done but that takes more dedicated work. Meanwhile this is of interest to KPFK listeners in Los Angeles because Gary has been on air here for so many years, loved, disliked, distrusted, adored and purchased by many here thru KPFK's audio weekly. Add or change this with comments if you know more actualities. No slamming please !

New York Times Editors Front for Power (tags)

NYT

Tymoshenko Caught in the Act (tags)

Ukraine

On the Death of John Kenneth Galbraith (tags)

The great economist John Kenneth Galbrath was shocked at the public squalor alongside private affluence. He devised the horse-sparrow theory, horses must be fed so the sparrows can live. A healthy economy means shrinking the financial sector and expanding the public sector.

CORNELIUS CASTORIADIS. THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION .pdf (tags)

is.gd/EQUALITY

Israel Steals Palestinian Resources (tags)

Israel

The Shortwave Report 03/14/14 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. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and the Voice of Russia.

Crimea Declares Independence (tags)

Crimea

Glow In The Dark: Consume Radioactive Fish Oil Or Fish (tags)

It is not just Fukushima that continues to pour radiation into the ocean. Many countries are illegally dumping their nuclear waste.

Putin on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

CASTORIADIS. THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION .pdf (tags)

is.gd/EQUALITY

Interview with Jose Maria Sison (tags)

Interview with Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines by New Culture Magazine, Communist Reconstruction Union of Brazil

Cheerleading Ukrainian Fascism (tags)

Ukraine

On the Global Conjuncture, February 2014 (tags)

The key feature of the global landscape is the continuing stagnation of the centers of the global economy, the United States and the European Union. The promise of sustained recovery from the financial implosion has eluded the United States for over three years now while most of Europe remains mired in very deep recession, with the notable exception of Germany.

Police State Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Ukraine: Coup Plotters Consolidate Power (tags)

Ukraine

NIXON AND THE NEXT NUKE SHUTDOWNS (tags)

What will be the next nuclear plants to shut down? Nixon knows.

Right-Wing Politicians Usurp Power in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Fascism's Ugly Face in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

The Free Trade Agreement TTIP - New Version of the "Golden Age" (tags)

Lobbyists and think tanks of transnational corporations dreamt of a global market without limits. With enticing slogans like more economic growth or creation of new jobs, the population should accept the trade-and investment agreement.

We can't go on like this by Sergi Halimi (tags)

"The game is not over. The neoliberal dream has lost its status as an absolute and an ideal, without which its social projects will wither and perish. All it is capable of producing now are privileges, and cold, dead beings. A change will occur. Each of us can help it happen..."

State of Power 2014, 99 pp (tags)

In its third annual "State of Power" report, TNI uses vibrant infographics and penetrating essays to expose and analyze the principal power brokers that have caused financial,. economic, social and ecological crises worldwide.

Our Triple Jobs Problem (tags)

First, even as unemployment has inched down, the economy has created barely enough jobs to match population growth. Second, this enormous labor-market “slack” has stifled workers’ bargaining power and kept wages low. Third, policies over 30 years have undermined workers

Netanyahu and Rohani in Davos (tags)

anti-war

NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SHUTDOWNS 2013 (tags)

Announcements of US nuclear power plant permanent shutdowns in 2013 came seemingly in a flurry.Crystal River in Florida on February 13. Kewaunee in Wisconsin on May 4. San Onofre in Southern California on June 13. And Vermont Yankee in the Green Mountain State on August 27.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie's GWB-Gate Traffic Jam Shows Narcissistic Traits (tags)

The recently exposed recorded statements made by NJ Gov. Chris Christie's staff show a climate fueled by narcissism that enabled the retalitory actions against the Fort Lee Mayor in the form of several days of severe traffic jams. This unnatural traffic obstruction across the bridge resulted in the death of an elderly lady who was being transported by ambulance. As usual the narcissist does not care how their actions effect others and can scapegoat lower ranking staff as the culprits while escaping responsibility themselves.

Legislating Tyranny (tags)

tyranny

Video: Republican Theme Song - Nothing Really Matters and The Fear Economy (tags)

Thanks to House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican caucus, the "Do-Nothing Congress" was so awful this year that I decided it deserved its own theme song. I had fun putting together this video—which also calls out some uplifting wins MoveOn members and other progressives were able to achieve this year

Egypt's Pinochet (tags)

Egypt

100 Years of Financial Terrorism (tags)

Fed

Dorothee Soelle: Teacher of God and Prophetess (tags)

Twenty years ago Dorothee Soelle warned of that totalitarian religion in North America that is in power today. She spoke of “Christo-fascism” and meant the “Christian” glossing over a capitalist system that goes along with murder, exploitation and destruction.

Gaza's Humanitarian Crisis Deepens (tags)

Israel

Marilyn Manson video commemorates Abortion survivor and USA Holocaust Victim, slo-mo-tion (tags)

California has the largest prison population per capita in the USA and the USA has the largest on Earth. Marilyn Manson's video choreographer celebrates and SLO and Mobile Audit Club and more, Kurt Brown saint Ram Bone alleged survivor of abortion by FDIC murder

Lawsuit to Protect Our Political Power (tags)

A petition has been submitted to the California Supreme Court to remedy harm to our political power by, amongst other things, ensuring that the state will provide for the legal defense of state laws brought about by initiatives in good faith.

Fukushima's Deadly Legacy (tags)

Japan

Philippines: They Destroy, We Suffer (tags)

Capitalism is destroying the planet. Now we suffer. The devastating horror unleashed by monster-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) upon the eastern and central Philippines regions is unspeakable. As of writing, estimates of the number of casualties and actual damages are tentative because many areas remain isolated and communications, power, road and port systems are down.

Vilifying Venezuela's Maduro (tags)

Venezuela

The Time Has Come For $15 Minimum Wage (tags)

In one of comedian Chris Rock’s routines, he observes: “You know what that means when someone pays you a minimum wage? You know what your boss is trying to say? ‘Hey, if I could pay you less, I would, but it’s against the law.’”

Former NYT Executive Editor Defends the Indefensible (tags)

NYT

Gaza Running Out of Fuel and Medicines (tags)

Israel

Georgia's Saakashvili (tags)

police state

China Calls for De-Americanizing (tags)

China

Washington Brinksmanship Masks Class War (tags)

class war

People Power Alone Can Save Us! (tags)

police stat

Public Banking Avoids Today's Debacle (tags)

banking

Syrian Chemical Weapons Deal: What Follows? (tags)

Syria

The Thirteen Commandments of Neoliberalism (tags)

"Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, the neoliberal project stood out from other strains of right-wing thought.... It was a moveable feast, and not a catechism fixed at the Council of Trent."

Priority One: Stopping Obama's Rage for War (tags)

anti-war

The Egyptian Revolution’s Next Barrier (tags)

When the Egyptian army first began its offensive against the Muslim Brotherhood, many speculated that such an assault would likely be extended to the same revolutionaries who demanded — in massive demonstrations — that President Morsi be evicted from office.

Would Obama Open a Pandora's Box in a Strike on Syria? (tags)

"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake" (Jeanette Rankin). "Every war has two losers (William Stafford). War is a horror and racket that has served as a profit-center and evasion. Orwell warned that war could become a domestic necessity to divert the people.

Whither Obama? (tags)

Obama

SYRIA ATTACK EXCUSE TO FINAGLE WAR WITH IRAN (tags)

Remember all the months of U.S. frustration with Iran not laying down and rolling over—that is after all the one-sided demands by the United States that feels it never has to treat any country like an equal—save its constant kissing of AIPAC, NEOCON, and Israel’s asses nonstop? Well all the horseshit about precise, punitive strikes is a stratagem to settle the Middle East situation once and for all. “To swallow and follow, weather old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.” William E. Gladstone

Why Mass Marches Still Matter: 2013’s March on Washington (tags)

In terms of the numbers it attracted, the August 24, 2013 March on Washington was an inspiring success. The question remains, however, how politically effective was it?

Mubarakism 2.0 (tags)

police state

Egypt’s Revolution After the Smoke Clears (tags)

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

America: Addicted to War (tags)

anti-war

Presidential Medal of Freedom Hypocrisy Redux (tags)

police state

The Responsibility Lie (tags)

Responsible in little things and powerless in big things, the end consumer should compensate for mistakes committed by large powerful organizations. A kind of crowd-sourcing of the sense of responsibility occurs... Real problems can only be solved through structural change.

A Path Forward for Egypt (tags)

The battle for the future of Egypt is underway, and it’s chaos. There has been violence on both sides of the divide, with the military inflicting the heaviest doses on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. The violence combined with any lack of long-term solution could bode poorly for Egypt’s future, but the situation is in extreme flux, and by no means anywhere settled. There is still abundant hope for most Egyptians to achieve a better world, though time is of the essence.

Why No Revolution Exists in Syria (tags)

The era of Arab Spring euphoria is long ended, having devolved into doubt, confusion or wholesale rejection. Libya and Syria put an abrupt end to the Arab Spring celebrations, with the current situation in Egypt adding to the frustration.

Detroit Mirrors America's Decline (tags)

Detroit

US Courts Approve Indefinite Detention and Torture (tags)

police state

Zimmerman’s Acquittal and the Call for a New Civil Rights Movement (tags)

George Zimmerman has been found innocent of both second-degree murder and manslaughter for the killing of Trayvon Martin. In spite of Zimmerman’s history as a neighborhood watchman employing racial profiling; in spite of the fact that he was armed with a gun and Trayvon was not; in spite of the fact that he stalked Trayvon in a way that anyone would find threatening; in spite of his recorded menacing comments about “f…king punks,” that “these assholes always get away”; and in spite of his defiance of a 911 operator who told him he did not need to follow Trayvon, Zimmerman is free.

What’s Next for the Egyptian Revolution (tags)

Egyptians are making history at a frantic pace. After the largest protests in Egypt’s history initiated the downfall of the first Muslim Brotherhood government, a military-led massacre of Muslim Brotherhood faithful quickly altered the political dynamic. Everything is in flux.

When Is a Coup not One? (tags)

Egypt

What's Next in Egypt? (tags)

coup

How Edward Snowden and Syria Will Change Obama’s Foreign Policy (tags)

When the National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal broke, so did the illusion that President Obama was significantly different than his predecessor, Bush Jr. Obama’s meticulously crafted image was specifically created as an alternative to Bush: Obama campaigned as a peace candidate who loved civil liberties and wanted to work with the UN instead of unilaterally launching wars.

Protests Rock Egypt: Morsi's Out (tags)

coup

Obama's New Climate Plan (tags)

fraud

Lynne Stewart Denied Compassionate Release (tags)

police state

Brazilians Demand Social Justice (tags)

Brazil

U.S. Government Playing Yahweh With Gulag Gitmo: (tags)

Many Americans, of Christian ancestry, were taught their (supposedly their) Judeo-Christian “God” (Anglo-Saxon term for Yahweh) knows all because he sees all. Yet if we put these powers into political terms and context—then these capacities are not much different from the current National Security Administration’s “Operation Prism” that has vast potential to know all about Americans and apparently the entire world of personal communications, as recently revealed by Glen Greenwald’s stories in British daily The Guardian. Thus we learn our Leviathan State can know everything and anything about anyone. By analyzing religion through a lens of political philosophy we can see the psychology of Judeo-Christian Yahweh’s exclusivity to power, as in “he” (anthropomorphized) holds all the cards, is thus the exemplar religious model for a political state of Monarchy (and privileges to a more or less self-select court elite).

Obama: The Worst of Nixon/Bush II Writ Large (tags)

police state

Fast-Tracking Toward War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Power concedes nothing without a demand (tags)

“The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” — Steven Biko

SAN ONOFRE: ANATOMY OF A NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN (tags)

How the San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down, and why

Who Killed the Syrian Peace Talks? (tags)

The long awaited Syrian peace talks — instigated by power brokers Russia and the United States — had already passed their initial due date, and are now officially stillborn.

Iranians Vote (tags)

Iran

America's National Security State (tags)

anti-war

Fuck the NSA (tags)

Please share the following confidential information will all the people you know so they can share it with every body they know and so on and so on between now and late tomorrow!

Mass Surveillance in America (tags)

police state

History, subordination weigh heavily on unfinished Arab Spring (tags)

Western imperial powers have a long history of interference in Egyptian affairs. The failures of the Arab Spring can’t be disentangled from this history.

Anti-Government Protests Rock Turkey (tags)

Turkey

State Funerals, Amnesia and Anarchism (tags)

°Response to the statement of FAU on the death of Chavez. Editor Collective EL LIBERTARIO (Venezuela). Originally published -in Spanish- in TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, Madrid, May 2013, # 298, p. 3-6. Internet -> http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.com/2013/05/funerales-de-estado-amnesia-y-anarquismo.html. *** In memory of our beloved comrade Rafael Sposito (a.k.a.) "Daniel Barrett"

Creative Destruction (tags)

The exodus from the casino capitalism producing ever faster and ever deeper crises cannot succeed without a broad and powerful democratic base. Parliamentary democracy is urged to finally take up the struggle around the primacy of politics

Obama's Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy (tags)

Venezuela

Israeli Lobby Power in America (tags)

Israel

Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S. (tags)

Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both Republicans and Democrats start talking the language of “austerity,” that is the notion that economic policy must be guided by reducing budgetary deficits first and foremost, and that workers exclusively must be made to pay the cost.

Philippine climate activists expose risks of dirty coal. (tags)

300-strong climate activists and anti-coal advocates stormed the Department of Energy to voice out their opposition to coal mines and coal-fired power plants promoted by the government and to launch the group’s Campaign Against Dirty Energy and for People’s Access to Safe, Renewable and Democratic Energy Alternatives.

The Shortwave Report 04/19/13 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, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.

Venezuelans Vote (tags)

Venezuela

14,000 Idle Wind Turbines a Testament to Failed Energy Policies (tags)

14,000 Idle Wind Turbines a Testament to Failed Energy Policies

Regime Change Begins at Home (tags)

fascism

Liberal Agenda for More Gun Control Tied to a Totalitarian Agenda (tags)

The political agenda regarding foreign policy, stenographed by the lamestream media, is to continue to spend American resources on what is still far too much for Israel’s objectives (such as war with Syria and Iran), and at more great costs to our tax revenues. Certain industries and banker investors found such misadventures, as illegal wars, in the Middle East to be cash cows, equally parasitically bleeding America on the whole; as these goings-on continue to motivate more dismantlement of American Constitutional liberties here at home (in order to get away with their forms of betrayal (treason) to our founding fathers’ American Creed (which is not protecting the Holy Land) and to true interests of the American peoples. We now continue to live within a tyranny of corrupt betrayal. So to ban the personal right to own rapid-fire weapons here in the United States could happen within this significant context of an ever-evolving totalitarian reality that continues to wrap its dangerous tentacles around our quickly dying freedoms.

The Shortwave Report 03/22/13 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. NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

A ‘mixed’ economy brought down Sandinistas; same danger exists for Venezuela (tags)

The question of who owns, controls and/or manages production and distribution is what will be decisive. Venezuela’s economy remains mostly in the hands of capitalists, and that represents a threat to the Bolivarian Revolution.

A Government to be Feared (tags)

A Government to be Feared

New York Times v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Chavez

Mid-April Venezuelan Presidential Elections Scheduled (tags)

Venezuela

Fukushima, San Onofre and Our Health (tags)

It has been two years since Fukushima’s multiple meltdowns. . San Onofre nuclear power plant in the Southland has been shut down for over a year. Time to look back and gaze forward. This article will concentrate on nuclear power plants’ radioactive emissions and their effects on our health.

Oprah at Harvard (tags)

Harvard

Chavez: A Personal Tribute (tags)

Chavez

Media Scoundrels Pillory Chavez Before He's Buried (tags)

Chavez

Italians Reject Austerity (tags)

class war

Manzanar Committee Calls On JACL Board To Honor Intent Of Power Of Words Handbook (tags)

Repost of a press release regarding JACL wanting to tone down the language on a plaque at Manzanar concentration camp.

AFL-CIO’s Own Oil Disaster (tags)

With less than transparency, the AFL-CIO just issued a statement endorsing “expanding the nation’s pipeline system.” Although it did not explicitly endorse the Keystone XL pipeline, the labor federation nevertheless managed to extend its blessing to the project while hiding behind vague generalities. However, the logic of its position is unambiguous: the federation is in favor of extending pipelines in general and without qualification; the Keystone XL is a pipeline. Therefore logic compels us to infer that the federation supports the extension of the Keystone XL pipeline.

University of Ottawa Racism, Censorship and Abuse of Power (tags)

police state

PHILIPPINES: Semirara mining disaster - A wake-up call on government to change course (tags)

A change in mining policy and use of coal in power generation must be taken into consideration when government agencies conduct their investigations on the mining disaster that took place off Semirara island in the province of Antique, the labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM - Labor Party) said in a statement.

Escalating Tyranny in America (tags)

police state

New York Times Misinformation on Syria (tags)

Syria

Extrajudicial Killing: Official US Policy (tags)

police state

Obama Declares Global Cyberwar (tags)

anti-war

Newspeak Rules: How Neoliberalism Explains the World (tags)

Originally positive terms were devalued in the last decades (social state became "welfare dictatorship") Social dislocations are charged to the impacted themselves. The scandal of poverty mutates to the scandal of the poor themselves.

Iran's Legal Right to Enrich Uranium Unchallenged (tags)

Iran

U.S. Cannot Tell Iran to Abandon its Nuclear Program (tags)

Interview conducted by Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari with Mark Vorpahl

Liberals Are Being Dishonest On Gun Control (tags)

There are few things more dangerous to a nation’s citizenry than when its leaders decide to turn on their own or selected groupings of their own people. Tyrants should be feared far more than various types of weapons—especially when tyrants have no restrictions on their selection of weapons. The progressive idea of the 2nd Amendment was a notion that common people should have the right to defend themselves against tyrannical governments (including and especially their own who could turn on them). THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND ITS CURRENT DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL DOES NOT WARRANT TRUST ENOUGH FOR THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY TO HANDOVER GUNS TO THIS CORRUPTED STATUS QUO.

Obama: Money Power's Point Man (tags)

class war

Barry Commoner (1917-2012) (tags)

The economic theory of socialism does not demand an unlimited growth. The capitalist agrarian economy and industry wear out the two exclusive sources of wealth: the earth and workers. Capitalist accumulation and the finite earth are in contradiction.

Chavismo in Venezuela (tags)

Chavez

Why We Defend the ILWU and All Workers (tags)

In recent weeks, a showdown has loomed on U.S. docks between the shipping bosses and port workers that has rattled the capitalist ruling class. On the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the International Longshoreman's Association prepared to strike container shipping while the employers threatened to lock out 14,500 ILA members. On the West Coast, the grain shippers been demanding a giveback contract from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which would effectively bypass the union hiring hall, slash workers' vital safety protections and gut union power. Yet in the midst of the Northwest grain battle, an Occupy activist Peter Little publishes an article vociferously arguing against the call to defend the ILWU. While posing as ultra-left, this policy if actually carried out would aid the employers who are hell-bent on destroying ILWU union power on the waterfront. And blaming sellouts on the nature of unions lets the bureaucrats off the hook. We in the Internationalist Group say: all those who stand with the exploited and oppressed must come to the defense of the ILWU in this fight. And that defense includes forthrightly opposing the capitulations and betrayals by the labor bureaucracy which sells out vital union gains in the vain hope of an impossible "cooperation" with capital, endangering the workers organizations they preside over.

Differences Between Maoism & Marxism-Leninism (tags)

Responsible Fiscal Cliff Resolution (tags)

class war

Letter to All Americans About Gun Control from a Dissident Independent (tags)

Guns are an effective form of human violence, which is why they are so often employed in both war and crime. They are dangerous and deadly. Reasons for their existence are not always, or even often, noble. They kill. This is to say we human animals kill—and nowhere more so than for political reasons—such as a nation venturing abroad for purported reasons to exact war against terrorists, etc. (while not ironically understanding that war is terrorism). And yet there is something “more” dangerous than weapons and that is politics itself (that history reminds us over and over again). Guns do “not” exist in a vacuum—they are artifacts built for and by a corrupt species of creature. No government ever—no matter how much naïve trust by blind patriotism exist—should be trusted to the point citizens just hand over their right to defend themselves from those in power. ALL forms of government are corruptible, and so are ALL forms of institution. This government (and especially both major political parties and their lobby cronies), if not thoroughly corrupt, is still too corrupt—including its capacity to violate human rights. Banning of guns (or other Constitutional rights) here in the United States must be understood within these recent radical changes that have happened especially since 9/11. It could be the equivalent of giving Mafia thugs your last weapons.

Solar-Powered Xmas Lights in NELA (tags)

Description and pictures of holiday lights powered by a solar panel.

Imperial Warrior Kerry at State (tags)

anti-wa

Washington Targets Syria and Iran (tags)

anti-war

Paul Krugman Discovers Marx (and Misses the Point) (tags)

In his recent New York Times op-ed piece, Princeton professor and regular columnist for The New York Times, Paul Krugman observed: The American economy is still, by most measures, deeply depressed. But corporate profits are at record high. It’s simple: profits have surged as a share of national income, while wages and other labor compensation are down. The pie isn’t growing the way it should — but capital is doing fine by grabbing an ever-larger slice, at labor’s expense.

Navigating Egypt’s Revolutionary Crisis (tags)

As chaos again envelopes Egypt, the revolution is evolving in new directions, along contradictory and confusing channels. It’s tempting to immediately support the “opposition” to the Muslim Brotherhood’s apparent “power grab,” but the situation in Egypt is more complex. The recent events in Egypt are not simply signs of a healthy revolution, they include immediate dangers.

Why UN Climate Agreements Fail (tags)

History will undoubtedly deliver the harshest condemnations of the UN climate talks currently underway in Doha, Qatar. But the conference was laughable before it began; the inept “goals” of the talks stand in tragic-comic opposition to what we already know about climate change — that the climate has already changed in profound ways and its trajectory spells doom for civilization if drastic, coordinated steps are not taken in the immediate future.

Obama Wants State-Sponsored Murder Legalized (tags)

Obama

Philippine campaign against high electricity rates snowballs (tags)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Thousands of electricity consumers from 55 cities and municipalities from 15 provinces and 10 regions are expected to stage a multi-form protest on November 22, dubbed as “National Day of Action against Epira (Electric Power Industry Reform Act), high electricity rates and privatization of the power industry.”

Hurricane Sandy's Austerity Lessons (tags)

While surely unintentional, this natural disaster has afforded those affected by it a small taste of how countless others around the rest of the world live – and many not just during a crisis, but on a regular basis.

Rebel or Perish (tags)

elections

The Shortwave Report 11/2/12 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, NHK World Radio Japan, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.

Green Party Populism (tags)

Greens

American-Style Fascism (tags)

fascism

Expect Bolivarian Victory in Venezuela (tags)

elections

Intel Agencies Method Is Madness (tags)

See the threats and horrors facing all of mankind:

San Onofre doesn't have to become our Fukushima (tags)

What went wrong at San Onofre last January is a classic tale of the abuse of power. San Onofre should be decommissioned (dismantled). It should never be allowed to restart.

San Onofre Layoffs: Latest Sign of Nuke Plant’s Demise (tags)

The announcement of the impending layoff of one third of the San Onofre nuclear plant's workforce is yet another indication of the demise of this troublesome nuke.

Why Asylum For Julian Assange Is Central To Today’s Politics: Torture and the American Ch (tags)

If there were a lightening rod to energize political apathy in this heavily propagandized world democratic right of dissent, such as to challenge corrupt government practice, should be it. But certain U. S. leaders’ apparent intention to incarcerate and punish Julian Assange for leaking U.S. secrets puts our black methods in the limelight. What were his motives and equally what has been the character of U.S. foreign policy? It seems revelations were meant to highlight U.S. corruption as people around the world have come to fear American brutality. Many around the globe know the United States as a rogue bully of an empire that regularly uses intimidation to get its way. It takes a real macho government to push around countries like Ecuador, Sweden and lapdog England. As has been shown over and over the United States does not respect law, legal distinctions or diplomatic norms.

The Shortwave Report 8/17/12 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, the Voice Of Russia, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and China Radio international.

Obama's War on Humanity (tags)

anti-war

Targeting Chavez (tags)

Chavez

Climate Change and the Next U.S. Revolution (tags)

The U.S. heat wave is slowly shaking the foundations of American politics. It may take years for the deep rumble to evolve into an above ground, institution-shattering earthquake, but U.S. society has changed for good.

Climate Change and the Next U.S. Revolution (tags)

The U.S. heat wave is slowly shaking the foundations of American politics. It may take years for the deep rumble to evolve into an above ground, institution-shattering earthquake, but U.S. society has changed for good.

Ed Sandusky (tags)

Watching the Jerry Sandusky trial at times reminds me of when I was in college. I was at the University of Connecticut studying landscape architecture and I started experiencing discriminatory harassment. It started with one professor, and so I thought I could just ride it out as it was just comments under his breath from time to time and only when I passed him in the hallway or other times when not many people were within earshot. I just kept on going, but the harassment just kept growing in intensity and frequency.

UK Democracy in Terminal Decline (tags)

UK

America's Left and Romney's Economic Agenda (tags)

Axel-Fair Schulz is a professor of political science at the State University of New York, Potsdam.

RI Regains Mexican Presidency (tags)

Mexico

Money, Power, and Politics (tags)

There has been much talk recently about the impact of money on politics, especially in the wake of the Citizens United ruling that has ratcheted up the role of corporate money in political campaigns. Organized labor was quick to blame this ruling for its defeat in Wisconsin. And many have assumed that the relation of money to politics is like a law of nature: the more money one has, the more political power one can wield.

The Shortwave Report 06/22 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. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.

Fraud at the Polls (tags)

fraud

Olympism Profiteering, Exploitation and Corruption (tags)

fraud

Capitalism Can Be Cured (tags)

"The Occupy movement protests worldwide against the power of banks. The Indignados in Spain demonstrate against the system that gives them this crisis and high unemployment. No saying has been criticized more vigorously than Margaret Thatcher's `there is no alternative'."

Battles over Autonomy: The Commons Alternative (tags)

"The Commons is a way of reproducing society that opposes the market logic, puts in question private property, profit and competition and points to a future form of society beyond capitalism.. The Commons is not the solution but the change of perspectives that makes possible new solutions."

Imagining the Post-Occupy Social Movement (tags)

If one were to honestly assess Occupy's current strengths and weaknesses as a movement, confusion must be the inevitable result.

The trojan horse of Ron Paul-style libertarianism (tags)

Sweeping away government means that the “market” will determine all outcomes. The “market” would mean concentrated corporate power would decide all outcomes, especially economic outcomes. That is what libertarians, Ron Paul included, would deliver if they actually were handed power.

Battleground Chicago (tags)

anti-war

FBI Wants Greater Surveillance Powers (tags)

police state

Reasons to Oppose the Institution of Marriage (tags)

The recent announcement by President Obama in support of gay marriage leaves many questions unanswered. Why do we need to get permission from a religious authority figure to be with the one(s) we love and care about? Isn't monogamy really for the birds?

Health Care and the Supremes (tags)

When the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act in late March, the vicious hostility of their comments signaled their intent not only to rule so-called "Obamacare" unconstitutional but to fundamentally recast the Court's jurisprudence. It's clear from the health-care hearings and from previous decisions like Citizens United that the Court's five-member Right-wing majority wants to return to the days before and during the New Deal when the Court quite consciously saw its mission as protecting the 1 percent by ruling any meaningful attempt at regulating the economy unconstitutional.

Filipino workers band together for a stronger labor front (tags)

SENTRO vows to fight for wages, secure jobs and other long-standing issues

America's Lost War (tags)

anti-war

Gunter Grass Addresses Israel's Nuclear Threat (tags)

Israel

Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant: Naked Facts about Women and Equality (tags)

Politics is where the power is, so if women desire that power, why does testosterone consume the room when it is time to affect change?

May 1 General Strike 'four winds' meetings (tags)

Five important meetings tonight in east, south and west LA, the San Fernando Valley, and downtown about making plans for the May 1 General Strike four winds caravans and convergence.

Fukushima : APPEAL OF HASHIZUME BUN, A-BOMB SURVIVOR OF HIROSHIMA (tags)

APPEAL OF HASHIZUME BUN, A-BOMB SURVIVOR OF HIROSHIMA, TO THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD

The Criminal Class in Washington is Bipartisan (tags)

politics

Afghanistan Crimes: Absolving Higher-Ups (tags)

anti-war

Palestinians Denied Essentials to Life (tags)

Palestine

"A Hell of a Way to Boil Water": (tags)

Veteran anti-nuclear activist Ace Hoffman came to San Diego from his home in north San Diego County February 20 to talk about the dangers of nuclear power plants in general and two nuclear power plants in particular: the Fukushima Dai-Ichi reactor which melted down after last year's tsunami and the ones at San Onofre in southern California. The event was held in part to promote a march and rally at the San Onofre site March 11, the first-year anniversary of the Fukushima tsunami.

Gaza Gripped by Crisis (tags)

Gaza

What's Left for the Left? Building a Blue-Green Coalition (tags)

To build a strong electoral base for the Left, Green Party activists can build coalitions to pass ranked choice voting in cities throughout LA County, elect Greens to every non-partisan office - from neighborhood council to union leadership - and strategically support anti-war progressive Democrats running for state and federal office. From the ground up, we must build a diverse Green Party to protect our planet beyond the age of empire.

America Has Murdered 50,000 Mexicans With It's Racist Drug War! (tags)

America please join me in telling the entire power elite in America to Go Fuck Themselves! They have lost all our respect, period.

New York Times-Style Journalism (tags)

media

Against All Rules (tags)

The core of all western-individualist ideas of justice is the principle of personal responsibility. Everyone is responsible for the consequences of his/her actions. This motivates as well as disciplines. "We punish the virtuous and reward the squanderers."

Justice Before Efficiency (tags)

The market economy must be bound to the principles of a fully-developed civil society. More is involved than a belated redistribution. A citizen is basically a social being. To overcome feudalism, precedence must be given to human- and civil rights over the power based on property.

Reform the Philippine Judiciary! Remove Chief Justice Corona! (tags)

The Bantay Gloria Network today said that with Chief Justice Renato Corona hounded by serious charges of amassing ill-gotten wealth, he should follow the example of former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez who opted to resign rather than face a prolonged impeachment trial.

Time to Decide (tags)

"Nature and people are `fictional commodities. When they submit completely to market mechanisms and when markets are not regulated, this leads to people dying who don't find buyers for their labor power..."

The Shortwave Report 01/06 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. Free to rebroadcast. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.

Jrnal of Aesthetics & Protest- editorial towards occupying everything (tags)

Issue 8 of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest is out. Our forward, recently written but conceived in the afterglow of the 2009/2010 UC occupations looks into the broad strategy of occupying everything.

The Way to Revolt: Appropriating Knowledge (tags)

We must go beyond ourselves. Enlightenment is the exodus of the person from lack of come-of-age existence of his/her own making. Have the courage to use your own intelligence! (Kant) We have to find our way back to social community, morality, ethics and conscience.

Ron Paul's Anti-Progressive Agenda (tags)

elections

Saudi Arabian State Terror (tags)

police state

Obama Year Three: Continuing His Rogue Agenda (tags)

police state

Money Power World Rule (tags)

class war

Europe in Disarray (tags)

class war

Fake Peace Activists, Fake jews (tags)

Mr. Gabriel Matthew Schivone is one of the very few people in human history whose very name appears destined to become a description of a phenomenon, in this case the Schivone Jew. Previous examples of persons who have given their names to phenomena include Vidkun Quisling, the Earl of Sandwich, and only very few others. FringeGroups, Rise of the Schivone Jews

Fascism in America (tags)

fascism

Coalition of the disaffected (tags)

Occupy Wall Street represents our social nature ("We are bound to one another like the waves of the sea" Norbert Elias). Occupy represents an alternative to unbridled competitiveness and commodification (You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but .

Massive Wind Storm Hits San Gabriel Valley Area (tags)

PASADENA, December 2, 2011, 7:00pm – Much of the San Gabriel Valley area was hit with a wind storm of unprecedented force Wednesday night. At the time of this post 100,000s of people in the area effected are still without power.

BTL: Egypt's Second Popular Uprising Targets Military's Hold on Power (tags)

Interview with Seif Da’Na, associate professor of sociology and international studies at the University of Wisconsin, conducted by Scott Harris

Illegitimate Egyptian Elections (tags)

Egypt

Greg Palast Presents "Vultures’ Picnic" in San Diego (tags)

Though Greg Palast presented the manuscript of his book "Vultures' Picnic" to his publisher well before the Occupy movement started, when he spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote the book he made the line, "This is why we occupy," the refrain of his speech. Palast framed his tales of corporate greed and government enabling into a brief of support for the Occupy movement and its challenge to the "1 percent."

Spreading Eurozone Contagion (tags)

class war

Rage for Change in Egypt (tags)

Egypt

Electric cars suck? (tags)

They have a limit range of maybe 65 miles and they are very expensive compared to normal cars with the Volt costing $40,000. I suspect that many tree huggers who thought they were buying a car that used clean electricity to power it will be disappointed when they discover that dirty coal fueled power plants produce the energy they use to charge their allegedly clean electric car.

Thanksgiving Hypocrisy (tags)

Thanksgiving

OWS: Too Big to Fail (tags)

class war

Occupy America for Change (tags)

class war

Financial Terrorism Rules Eurozone (tags)

economy

For a Human Revolution - MDS Statement on the Occupy Movement (tags)

Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) issues statement of solidarity. Suggests demands that draw on the past, while looking to the future.

Washington's Man in Libya (tags)

Libya

Obama's Legacy of Shame (tags)

class war

Withdrawing but not Capitulating (tags)

NATO has lost the war... Since the Afghan executive is hated and becomes the problem instead of the solution, NATO supports an illegitimate government and falls into a situation that is hardly tenable... The presuppositions for a negotiated peace exist.

When Financial Management Paralyzes Democracy (tags)

The 2010 Attac Bank Tribunal in Berlin was a civil society legal proceeding that decried the speculative business model: take excessive risks and burden taxpayers with the costs. Rating agencies should be public. Banks that are too big to fail are too big to exist and should be broken up

Beyond the Occupation (tags)

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

Obama's Imperial Arrogance (tags)

imperialism

Fighting for the Soul of the American Dream (tags)

class war

Social Justice Occupations Head Everywhere (tags)

social justice

Dominant Finance Capital Institutions (tags)

money power

Stop the Machine Occupies Washington (tags)

social justice

Wall Street Runs America (tags)

Wall Street

We Pay for Their Crisis (tags)

Making a game sound appealing whose frauds are obvious is increasingly hard for the governments. The neoliberal vision was always a society of the asocial. The categorical imperative of neoliberalism was always an open and cynical attack on the working class.

New York Times: Distorting and Suppressing Truth for Power (tags)

media

Underway to Plutocracy: Financial Crisis (tags)

No promise of salvation can be imputed to capitalism any more.. The market is regarded as a natural law and power of fate. Nothing but Darwinism was left of the liberals' hope for progress. That Darwinism rejoices in the survival of the fittest and the sorting out of weaker debtors.

Putin Bashing (tags)

Media

Plea bargains flush your right to a jury trial down the toilet (tags)

Cops use plea bargains to flush jury trials down the toilet! Well I guess I should say the government uses plea bargains to flush your right to a jury trial down the toilet. Cops are not the people that charge you with crimes and force you to trial, it's the government and more specifically government prosecutors.

Occupation Date Set for October 1 (tags)

This is an excerpt from the linked article at LA Activist.

FBI Muslims and Militancy Considerations --- Heads up By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

The roots of this ?Militancy Considerations? graph in the FBI training presentation for its agents are very distinguished and very deep-seated in doctrinal warfare. It is not merely some ad hoc ?overreaction? to the ?war on terror? against ?militant Islam? by an overzealous state security apparatus' training program to keep the Americans safe from terrorists.

PHILIPPINES: High price of electricity is anti-women, anti-poor (tags)

MANILA, Philippines ? In a society where women are mostly in-charge of managing the household budget, higher electricity rates mean additional burdens and deeper indebtedness for Filipino women, especially those who already find it hard to make ends meet.

Philippine Congress asked to suspend interest for ?corrupted debts? in 2012 budget (tags)

MANILA, Philippines ? On the last few days of the budget committee hearings, a debt watchdog has asked the House Committee on Appropriations to follow President Benigno S. Aquino III?s example by suspending interest payments for ?corrupted debts and deals? in the proposed 2012 national government budget.

War on drugs is "universally unconstitutional" (tags)

The reversal of the onus of proof in drug-possession cases is incompatible with the rule of law and is therefore unconstitutional in ALL jurisdictions. If you're a juror in a trial for possession of a prohibited drug, and if you are told that the "law" requires the defendant to prove that the possession was unwitting, it is your civic duty to put the onus of proof back where it belongs (on the prosecution), raise it to the proper standard (beyond reasonable doubt), and hand down a verdict on that basis.

Israeli Social Justice Protests Continue (tags)

class war

Sustaining Protest Energy in Israel (tags)

social injustice

Hard Right Extremism in America and Europe (tags)

fascism

Debt Ceiling Roulette (tags)

class war

Daily NATO War Crimes in Libya (tags)

anti-war

THE ECONOMIC-POLITICAL SITUATION OF THE CORDILLERAS (tags)

A YEAR after the US-Aquino2 regime took power, the miserable situation in the Ilocos-Cordillera region mirrors the dismal state of the nation. From the impoverished tobacco and palay farmers in the Ilocos provinces to the indigenous people plowing hybrid corn fields, vegetable gardens and rice terraces in the Cordillera, the empty promises of the Aquino regime are reflected in the continuing violations and betrayal of the people?s right to land, livelihood and resources. The real boss of the Aquino administration turns out to be not the Filipino people, but US Imperialism as it furiously expands its economic interests as well as large scale corporate mines and geothermal and hydroelectric power projects in Northern Luzon and rams down the nation?s throat its Oplan Bayanihan (OPB), the so-called internal peace and security plan. It is these that exacerbate and continue to heighten the national oppression that reached ethnocidal proportion being suffered by indigenous people of the Cordillera and the Filipino people in general. Indeed, Aquino?s Daang Matuwid turns out to be no different from the substandard Halsema Highway with its erosions and slides, close-open status and serving mainly foreign interests in extracting super profits from the region?s resources. Oplan Bayanihan: Furthering the National Oppression of the Indigenous People Despite it?s deceptive psy-war features, Oplan Bayanihan (OPB) is fast showing up it?s true vicious character compared to its failed predecessor, Oplan Bantay Laya 1 & 2 of the unheralded and despicable US-Arroyo regime. The 5th IDPA and the NOLCOM of the AFP have overzealously applied its age-old imperialist master?s tactics of ?divide and rule? by exploiting indigenous social, economic and political systems in its counter-insurgency operations. They target not only combatants but more so innocent civilians including minors and the elderly. Coining nice sounding contraption to hide the harshness and vileness of Oplan Bayanihan does not succeed in erasing the notoriety of the AFP as armed units of the ruling class. Changing its notorious ?Reengineered Special Operations Teams? to ?Peace and Development Operations Teams?does not do the desired trick. It succeeds though in sowing intrigues and beclouding clear provisions of peace pact pagta where armed units (AFP/PNP and/or NPA) are not covered. Operating troops continue to quarter in schools, day-care centers, barangay halls and clinics, private homes and other public and sacred places contrary to clear provisions of CARHRIHL and Protocols of the Geneva Conventions. In many cases, families are broken up as a result of soldiers? womanizing. Young female students are also vulnerable to abuses especially where detachments are near schools. In one case, the whole tribesmen of a young lass have to be mobilized to demand accountability of the soldier?s tribes mate when a married soldier impregnated a young first year college student. Also drunken soldiers always spark troubles with youngsters even at the flimsiest of reasons.

America: Heading for Tyranny and Impoverishment (tags)

scoundrel government

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Corruption, Profiling and Abuse of Power (tags)

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Corruption, Profiling and Abuse of Power Read the text of the below breakfast meeting that appears to be a custom of Sheriff Arpaio. He uses these breakfasts to target his political enemies.

Is America Fascist? (tags)

Before we can determine if America has succumbed to fascism, we first must have a good definition and understanding of what fascism really is

Response to Alan Hart's 'Palestinian people power - could it be a game-changer?' (tags)

To just respond to Alan Hart's largely rhetorical question embedded in the title of his article, there is no real Palestinian power ? people or otherwise. Disenfranchised masses, the wretched of the earth, like any other mob, are only power in the hands of Machiavelli. This is self-evident. It is even a truism. In the case of Palestinians on ground zero, they stand at the threshold of annihilation while those in Diaspora look on. The only recourse for Palestinians today to overturn that dismal existential state of affairs they have been brought to, is to clean their own house first of their house negroes and fifth columnists.

Fukushima Cover Up Unravels (tags)

"The reason for official reluctance to admit that the earthquake did direct structural damage to reactor one is obvious. Katsunobu Onda, author of TEPCO: The Dark Empire ... who sounded the alarm about the firm in his 2007 book explains it this way: ?If TEPCO and the government of Japan admit an earthquake can do direct damage to the reactor, this raises suspicions about the safety of every reactor they run. They are using a number of antiquated reactors that have the same systematic problems, the same wear and tear on the piping."

A New Declaration of Independence, July 4, 2011 (tags)

As a free and independent people, we have full power to punish corporations for their criminal acts and to impeach, expel and dishonor our judiciary and our so-called representatives for their allegiance to corporate masters.

BTL:Investigation Reveals Dangers at Aging U.S. Nuclear Power Plants (tags)

Interview with Michael Mariotte, executive director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, conducted by Scott Harris

Lies, Damn Lies, and Safe Nuclear Power (tags)

nuclear terrorism

The Shortwave Report 07/01 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. Free to rebroadcast. China, Japan, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.

The Business of America Is War (tags)

anti-war

"Students Should Become Anarchists": Noam Chomsky (tags)

Anarchists try to identify power structures. They urge those exercising power to justify themselves. Then anarchists work at unmasking and mastering the structures, whether patriarchal families or the private tyrannies of the economy. Links to R Hahnel, C Milstein and M Albert.

The Shortwave Report 06/24 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. Free to rebroadcast. China, Spain, Germany, and Russia

McCain/Kerry Support Imperial War on Libya (tags)

anti-war

Globalization and Media (tags)

Media theory starts from the idea that a changed media technology changes society and builds new communities. For the first time, the reader or recipient can also be a sender. The net opens up the horizon of democracy beyond constitutional and representative democracy.

Attack on Democratic Traditions (tags)

The situation of the US public budget is really dramatic. This indebtedness is the result of excessive military spending and the neoliberal policy launched at the beginning of the 1980s. A progressive counter-movement in the form of a broad Obama coalition is emerging.

Fukushima Mon Horreur - The Dream of Economic Reason Gives Birth to Tremendous Catastrophe (tags)

In "Anti-Duhring," Frederick Engels explained that nature also has a history and that capitalism tends to destroy its own foundations and nature. The negative is bound to the positive as conservation of energy is bound to transformation of energy.

America's Addiction: Waging Illegal Wars (tags)

anti-war

The Military as a Security Risk (tags)

You cannot have both democracy and concentration of wealth, Justice Brandeis warned. 20% of military spending is for defense; the rest is for empire. Endless war is not a future but the denial of a future. To Hitler, the soldier was the only model of courage.

Obama Genuflects to AIPAC (tags)

imperialism

The Socialist Party CA Presents an Evening With Black Panther Party Founder, Bobby Seale (tags)

On June 25th, the Socialist Party of California will host a special evening in Los Angeles with Bobby Seale, the Founder of the Black Panther Party. This event is open to the public.

demand the Global Shut Down of Nuclear Power Now! (tags)

he date: May 21st. 2011. The place: Every where. The time: 12 noon in every time zone.

The Shortwave Report 05/06 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. Free to rebroadcast. Japan, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.

BP Stonewalling Compensation to Gulf Residents (tags)

crime

Jesus' Nonviolence (tags)

Jesus' way is a third way, not the warrior cult or indifference but nonviolent resistance. Jesus himself is the auto-basileia and auto-aletheia of God, the fulfillment of the land promise to Israel. Jesus did not stop at words but drove out the moneychangers and traders.

The White Man's Burden appears Uniformly Distributed By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

‘If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.’ -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Prospects for a Palestinian Spring (tags)

independence

The Japanese Nuke Biz: Thugs and Lies (tags)

The NYT published an "atomic bomb" of an article about the corrupt system of nuclear power plant operations. This needs to go viral. We must resist and stop unsafe nuclear power.

Powerful Aftershock Rocks Japan (tags)

nuclear disaster

No Nukes Los Angeles/April (tags)

Anti-Nuke Power activism continues to build in LA with screening of "The China Syndrome" on Chernobyl Anniversary.

Senator Padilla Announces Committee Hearing Exploring Safety at California’s Nuke Plants (tags)

California State Senator Alex Padilla, a Democrat representing the San Fernando Valley, has called an April 14th hearing on the seismic safety of Pacific Gas'n Electric and Southern California Edison's nuclear power plants on the California Coast. This is the press release from his office:

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

Richard Goldstone's Fall from Grace (tags)

betrayal

The Founding Fathers: Bill Maher Got It Half Right (tags)

Jefferson was a privileged, rich plantation owner who owned slaves. No wonder he had time to learn six languages, dabble in architecture and play the violin, he didn't have to go to work every day.

Aliens, Drugs, 911, And The Black Budget (tags)

Kathrine Austin Fitts

Japan's Leaking Water Radiation 100,000 Times Above Normal (tags)

nuclear disaster

Downtown March for Workers' Rights (tags)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES - Approximately 20,000 marchers demonstrated their support for unions and the right to collectively bargain.

Fukushima Radiation: Some Difficult Truths (tags)

The ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis has raised numerous concerns, the candor of pronouncements regarding the reality of circumstances being one of them. As many wonder what the future will hold, the events reported in this article suggest some possible conclusions, the facts being less than reassuring.

BTL:Japan's Multiple Nuclear Power Plant Failures Should Move U.S. Toward a Phased Closure (tags)

Interview with Dr. Ira Helfand, past president and current board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, conducted by Scott Harris

Fukushima and Capitalism (tags)

"Capitalism and its countless horrors seem more credible to us than an alternative. We believe in capital, the deadly promise of endless growth. We cynically pay it tribute as though the rule of people over people and nature were something dignified. A world of sharing and community is possible."

Cheerleading for War (tags)

naked aggression

9/11 Revisted: 10th Year! Some American Voices (tags)

The irreversible power of fait accompli - Where Did the Towers Go? Does it matter? Ten years later, the world still awaits an effective political-judicial-legislative-accountability-enforcement path from demonstrating 9/11 Truth being an Operation Canned Goods to derailing Imperial Mobilization!

Bad to Worse in Japan (tags)

nuclear disaster

BTL:Flawed Nuclear Power Technology Presents a Dire Threat to Human Health in Japan, World (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

Our Solidarity with the People of Japan (tags)

PHILIPPINES: The Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses, PLM) expresses its deepest concern and sends its condolences to all the families and victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the North-Eastern coast of Japan last Friday. Our thoughts are also with all our Japanese friends and comrades and we pledge our solidarity and support to them in these dark hours.

Anti-Nuclear Peace Marches on March 19 (tags)

On this 8th anniversary of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq in its agenda of blood for oil wars to maximize profits, we are also witnessing another profiteering horror, that of a nuclear holocaust caused by the breakdown of nuclear power in the face of earthquakes and tsunamis. Go to the nearest peace march on March 19 to support solar, wind and tidal power for clean, safe, renewable energy, for an end to blood for oil wars and an end to the whole deadly private profit system.

Full Core Meltdown in Japan? (tags)

nuclear disaster

The Arab Revolutions and the Democratic Imagination (tags)

The Arab democratic uprisings have brought a rush of nostalgia to many people who staged their own democratic revolutions years earlier. As they watched events unfold in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Al Jazeera and CNN, that feeling of “all that is solid melting into thin air,” as Marx would have put it, returned to many of those who went to the barricades during the original People Power Revolution in the Philippines in 1986.

Latin American Nations Pledge for Peace in Libya (tags)

"For its part, ALBA member states also articulated their unanimous opposition to intervention on the part of the United States in the Libyan conflict. According to its published statement, the regional alliance, “categorically rejects any intervention from NATO or any foreign power in Libya as well as any attempt to take advantage…of the tragic situation in order to justify a war of conquest of the energy and water resources which are the patrimony of the Libyan people.”

Japan Atomic Emergency Bulletin #3 (tags)

"As incredible as it may sound, governments and corporations and they’re spin masters are busy trying to convince us that all is well and that nuclear energy “is still a wise and clean source for meeting our future energy demands.” Sorry Mr. Obama, but if can’t grow a pair and face your corporate masters down, you’re done and so are they."

SFQS -US Raises Concern On Nuclear Emergency in Japan: Revival of Bataan Nuke Plant Dang (tags)

The Samahang FQS in the United States based in San Francisco, California raised concern today following reports that the nuclear plant in Japan around 250 kilometers northeast of Tokyo had explosions and vented smoke to the environment. The SFQS-United States composed of Philippine activist groups is united with the Philippine group No to BNPP Revival! network as it reminded the Aquino administration of the dangers of reviving the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) here in the Philippines.

Nuclear Meltdown in Japan (tags)

meltdown

Dancing With Dynamite --An interview with Ben Dangl (tags)

Video-interviewed by Angola 3 News this week while touring the SF Bay Area with his new book Dancing With Dynamite (AK Press), author Benjamin Dangl argues that “because South American social movements have been so successful in the past decade, I think it is important to learn and understand what’s been successful and to apply those strategies and tactics here, where we are facing very similar challenges.”

Corporate Coup D'Etat in Wisconsin (tags)

worker struggles

The End of the Long 20th Century (tags)

The US no longer has the necessary financial means to maintain its worldwide military machine (which now drives the US deeper in indebtedness to the international financial markets). The failure of the Project for a New American Century shows the US has not succeeded in subjecting the world

Filipino Workers criticize shortcomings of EDSA 1 (tags)

The Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) and the anti-contractualization coalition KONTRA slammed the shortcomings of EDSA 1 in a symbolic mass action this afternoon. Scores of workers from PM and KONTRA assembled at the Ninoy Aquino monument at the corner of Timog and Quezon Avenues at around 5:30 pm.

The Shift of Power to the East and South (tags)

The shift of political and economic power from West to East and North to South and the rapid development of technological innovations have created a completely new reality..The claim of the US and Europe to being masters of the universe must be ended.

PHILIPPINES: Marcos' legacy cannot be rehabilitated (tags)

Akbayan Youth on the 25th Anniversary of EDSA and the Marcos burial issue

Hidden Provisions in Wisconsin Bill (tags)

worker struggles

WI Guv Walker PUNKED by Blogger (tags)

The Buffalo Beast, a great blog, punked Scott Walker. The beast posed as David Koch, and managed to get a long convo in with Walker about the situation in Madison

Wisconsin Courage (tags)

I wish to congratulate the brave people of Wisconsin for standing up to the tyrant and are now engaged in a fight of their life.

Mubarak Toppled by CIA Because He Opposed US Plans for War with Iran? (tags)

"In terms of imperialist mentality, not all that much has changed since the days of 1956, when British Prime Minister Anthony Eden would become apoplectic at the mere sight of Colonel Amal abd-el Nasser, the gallant Egyptian leader who successfully nationalized the Suez Canal in defiance of the British and the French. When the imperialists look across the northern edge of Africa, the valuable assets they see are the oil of Algeria and Libya, and above all the Suez Canal, one of the classical naval choke points of the world, through which 8% of world maritime trade currently passes. The Anglo Americans are acutely aware of the endless possibilities for mischief against countries like Iran, China, and Russia that could be derived from a reassertion of the old imperialist control of Suez. If some pretext could be found for banning Chinese ships from the Suez Canal, China’s entire trade with Europe would be severely disrupted. However, in order to make a grab for Suez politically feasible, Egypt would have to descend into chaos. This may in fact be one of the prime motivations of what is currently going on. If the national states collapse, then the empire is free to step in and seize what it wants."

EAST, OCCIDENT AND BRAZIL (tags)

Brazil needs quickly to build a reasonable nuclear dissuasion power to defend petroleum in his coast.

THE LABOR MANIFESTATIONS IN WISCONSIN (tags)

A popular power in the USA is an illusion.

Obama's Anti-Populist Budget (tags)

neoliberalism

Egypt 2011: Millions have stood up (tags)

EGYPT 2011: MILLIONS HAVE HEROICALLY STOOD UP... THE FUTURE REMAINS TO BE WRITTEN Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party Millions of Egyptian people from all walks of life, drawing inspiration from the people of Tunisia, have heroically risen up, defied the hated regime of Hosni Mubarak and forced Mubarak to resign. This has shattered the notion that "things can never change." It is a powerful demonstration that there is no permanent necessity to the existing conditions under which the great majority of humanity suffer so terribly. Oppressed people and people who hunger for an end to oppression, in every country all over the world, have deeply shared in the joy and hope of these massive uprisings. And the stirrings of revolt continue to spread.

Egypt's Military Declares Martial Law (tags)

liberating struggles

'The Egyptian Revolution enters a new stage' and more (tags)

"The struggle that is now unfolding in Egypt will be of a protracted character. The responsibility of revolutionary Marxists is to develop among workers, as they pass through colossal political experiences, an understanding of the necessity for an independent struggle for power. The revolutionary Marxists must counsel workers against all illusions that their democratic aspirations can be achieved under the aegis of bourgeois parties. They must expose ruthlessly the false promises of the political representatives of the capitalist class. They must encourage the creation of independent organs of workers’ power which can become, as the political struggle intensifies, the basis for the transfer of power to the working class. They must explain that the realization of the workers’ essential democratic demands is inseparable from the implementation of socialist policies. Above all, revolutionary Marxists must raise the political horizons of Egyptian workers beyond the borders of their own country. They must explain that the struggles that are now unfolding in Egypt are inextricably linked to an emerging global process of world socialist revolution, and that the victory of the revolution in Egypt requires not a national, but an international strategy. After all, the fight against the Mubarak-Suleiman regime and the Egyptian ruling class is, in the final analysis, a struggle against the entire Arab bourgeoisie, the Zionist regime in Israel and American and European imperialism."

Egypt at Dawn's Early Light (tags)

liberating struggles

Egypt: Revolution in Motion (tags)

"A revolution is not a single event-it is a process. A process with ebbs and flows, advances and setbacks that can take place over weeks, months and even years..The Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky developed the theory of `permanent revolution.'" Links to Howard Zinn and Marcos

Venezuela’s Social Movements: Autonomy’s Difficult Path (tags)

* On November 2010, in the Spanish city of Cordoba, during the celebrations of the Centennial of the historical anarcho-syndicalist union, the Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), a Round Table discussion about Latin America’s social movements took place. A representative of El Libertario was present and delivered the following report.

Mubarak's Failed Bait and Switch (tags)

liberating struggles

People Power v. Duplicity in Egypt and Washington (tags)

people power

Mubarak's Thirty-Year Dictatorship (tags)

dictatorship

Pro-Mubarak Thugs are Traitors to Egypt! (tags)

The pro-Mubarak thugs in Egypt attacking peaceful pro-democracy protesters are traitors to their people and nation. The pro-Mubarak thugs are most likely plainclothes police fearful of losing their favored status once Mr. Mubarak accepts his status as a deceased dictator and steps down ASAP. Here in the U.S., we question our government's funding of Egypt's military and CIA collaboration with a thirty year tyrant!

Egypt's Revolution: Obama Backing Regime Change? (tags)

revolution

Revolutionary Change in Egypt: Internal or Made in USA? (tags)

revolution

Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? (tags)

"Understand that the “War on Terror” is a complete lie, a concoction meant to obscure the imperial attack on the worldwide insurrection of the people’s revolt the imperialist ruling class knew would be coming. Of course 911 was a false flag attack perpetrated largely by imperialism to serve as a defense against this revolt. But before that the outlines of this “defense of the system” was likely behind the crash of a jumbo jet in the ocean when an Egyptian pilot, with no record of radical ideas, supposedly crash dived a fully loaded passenger plane shouting, “God is great.” One can review and study these manipulations and begin to see the strategy and heartless efforts being waged by our rulers in a desperate attempt to maintain our world in bondage. The U.S. will claim to be defending democracy and human welfare while attempting to utterly crush both."

Baby Doc Duvalier in Haiti (tags)

despot returns

Turmoil in Tunisia (tags)

democracy struggle

Open letter from ANONYMOUS to the people of TUNISIA [HQ VIDEO] (tags)

Congratulations on your brave stand against your dictatorship! You have won! Well - You have defeated the dictator - now you must defeat the dictatorship! Keep up the fight for freedom! RCD members are everywhere, with bloody hands...

The Logic of Imperial Insanity and the Road to World War III plus many mirrors (tags)

"Obama wasted no time in rapidly accelerating America’s imperial adventures. While dropping the term “War on Terror” from usage, the Pentagon adopted the term, “overseas contingency operations.”[4] This was to be the typical strategy of the Obama administration: change the appearance, not the substance. The name was changed, but the “War on Terror” remained, and not only that, it was rapidly accelerated to a level that would not have been possible if undertaken by the previous administration."

LULA AND THE SAD RESTART OF BRAZIL (tags)

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

Lanny Davis: Lobbyist for Despots (tags)

anything for a buck

Psychology and the Shrinking of America (tags)

Psychology and the Shrinking of America

Last Chance for Venezuela's Revolution? (tags)

The pulse of the revolution grows faint. Extreme measures are needed, since the extremely poor living conditions of most Venezuelans demand it. They are tired of the government taking half actions. Tired of the same super-rich oligarchy dominating the economy, which creates the horrendous inequality that overshadows Venezuelan society. If the revolution is not quickly pushed to the left, it will be strangled by the right. For all the positive things Chavez has accomplished as President, he is in danger of becoming another Salvador Allende -- a martyr whose death ushered in a right-wing dictatorship.

Hail to the Thief: The New York Times Defends Mikhail Khodorkovsky (tags)

supporting mega theft

Hail to the Chief: Spinning Obama's Presidency (tags)

spinning betrayal

Resisting Tyranny: A Universal Right (tags)

Noted figures in support

LULA'S FUTURE (tags)

With the ownership of Dilma the Lula age is definitively ended.

Chavez Given Enabling Law Power (tags)

legal in Venezuela

HURRAY for courageous Wikileakers (tags)

Wki-leaks has done what many of us wish we could... OPEN UP THE WORLD OF misinformation, lies, deceits, manipulations, fake diplomacy, propaganda and allllll that is spoken, written that is "not in our name" appropriate. Wow, some of us are very impressed and want these computer workers SUPPORTED, complimented, helped, and given any and every service or help we can each offer... to keep them doing the good work they have been so dedicated to providing to all "the people" including "the American People" too... good ! work ! help protect and increase Free Speech as exposure is not intended to harm but REVEAL what is being done for us that is hurtful and against most of us.

More on Obama's Capitulation and Betrayal (tags)

capitulating to Republicans

Challenging Obama's Anti-Progressivism (tags)

Obama serves wealth and power

Sanction Congress, Not One Member (tags)

high political crimes

Worldwide Economic Crisis 2.0 or the Collapse of Neoliberal Finance Capitalism (tags)

The present crisis is a consequence of the fact that exploding business profits found inadequate investment opportunities in the productive sector and turned instead to financial speculation. Deregulation created "law-free" spaces" with the abrogation of all political controls.

The Shortwave Report 11/12 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba, and Russia. 

Ask a Chola on Kill Radio? (tags)

A summary of some posts about Ask a Chola, who has been "unmasked" as not only not being a chola (a widely assumed thing) but also not being Chicana!

Biden/Bibi nuke war game begins with 4 real China Syndromes! (tags)

Just hours after I posted the breaking news about Saturday's surprise nuke exercise, the Indian Point nuclear power plant 24 miles from New York City was in a crisis.

French Worker Struggles for Justice (tags)

struggling without union support

David Broder: Symbol of Major Media Depravity (tags)

Broder flacks for power

Censored from HuffPo / Chicago: "Who cares who wins the elections" (tags)

As a regular blogger on the Huffington Post / Chicago's website, I recently encountered a situation which I believe is censorship for failing to have a proper "line" on next Tuesday's elections. As allies of the Democratic Party in various sectors scramble to motivate the party's "base" for the elections, apparently a voice pouring cold water on such efforts was not welcome. That the piece showed that human rights progress is not beholden to Democratic Party advancement made it that much more toxic. Here it is so that you can judge for yourself.

Socialist Mimi Soltysik’s Pre-Election Message to California Voters (tags)

The Socialist Party USA stands for political activity independent of the two major corporate parties. Socialists believe that capitalism is fundamentally incompatible with democracy and that true democracy can only be achieved with society’s transformation to socialism.

The Search for Solid Leadership (tags)

Since learning about fabricated evidence to send this nation’s men and women into harm’s way, our nation’s voters have been on a quest to find something more meaningful in our elected officials. We swept Democrats onto office, and the majority feel they are either still waiting for the change promised, interested in breaking things up a little or ready to give things back to the GOP. The polls and predictions from CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, the New York Times, Washington Post and the list goes on, all predict the House will switch hands to GOP control, and the Senate, they say, may very well do the same.

A courageous radical human rights agenda (tags)

The New Zealand government's response to the Christchurch earthquake was to assumed greater executive power to help the victims - necessary, in part, due to deficiencies in human rights law the same deficiencies which created a major tragedy at the bottom of the social scale over past 20 yrs.

Kickstart Your Consciousness (tags)

We polluted and poisoned our bodies, minds, spirits, and environment, almost to the point of no return. Then again we all have free will to accept or reject the mind programs

Science Is A Religion (tags)

This is a very serious challenge to all scientists, atheists, humanists, & skeptics, based on very careful research of the evidence that I offer in support of my contention. If you are going to post a rebuttal, please research the evidence first, & be polite. You can contact all of the people mentioned in this article, & ask them why they behaved so unprofessionally.

Venice Homeless Harassed by LAPD, CD11 Rosendahl, backed by City Attorneys Office (tags)

Venice, Homeless, RVs, Harassment, or Town Hall,

The CTC once again betrays Cuban workers (tags)

// Joint Communiqué MLC-GALSIC (Cuban Libertarian Movement – Support Group for Libertarians and Independent Sindicalists of Cuba)

Obama's New Consumer Watchdog (tags)

consumer interests won't be much helped

Stop Boehner and Other Corrupt Republicans! (tags)

More folks must better understand what John Boehner (R-Ohio), who wants to be the new Speaker of the House, and other big business Republicans will do if they regain power. Plz share this article, below, far and wide! If the Republicans regain power in November, things are going to get much, much worse! Thank you!

realising your dream (tags)

we atrack and created all that happend in our reality by our vibrational state intend emotion and belief.we need a source of thrust in your own self to overcome the the cultural programming that society impose on us .

Capitalists, Global Warming, and the Climate Justice Movement (tags)

(This essay was published in Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, #54, Summer 2010, pages 23-28. For this internet edition I've made a few more changes and additions). An urgent analysis of the climate crisis and call to action.

Ramsey Muniz: Guilty of Being Latino and Activist in America (tags)

targeting the innocent unfairly

Luck, Coincidence, and Faith (tags)

PEACE and harmony does not rely on weapons or brute force to happen; but depend in peace and harmony in our self.maintain peace in our own realms, nurture life, and and create harmony in the worldand destruction is reduce

THE FICTION OF FREEDOM IN AMERICA (tags)

The servants of these investors and money "managers," like corporate executives and our elected - excuse the expression -representatives, look from the side, taking a payoff, as we get economically raped. This is designed to prevent wage "inflation" (that's a raise in the minimum, or any other, wage) by keeping unemployment high,

Gaza's Electricity Crisis (tags)

one of many problems under siege

Deteriorating Conditions for Israeli Arab Citizens (tags)

Israel wants the city exclusively Jewish

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.[50] 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."

Problems with nuclear power highlighted by Gulf Disaster (tags)

Nobody’s perfect, and so mistakes do happen. But just as we couldn't conceive of our ongoing oil disaster in The Gulf, perhaps we are equally unable to appreciate the potential for a nuclear power mishap. While optimism is important, it’s sometimes a trap – just ask BP

Milow the Girl's CD Release "Days of Power" in association with the Humane Society (tags)

Milow the Girl's CD Release Party benefits the Humane Society in its fight against puppy mills. The event is open to the public and will feature celebrity musicians such as Kim Cameron of Side FX and Jimmy Sweet of L.U.V. Get tickets now!

On the Coming Benigno S. Aquino III Presidency of the Philippines (tags)

On the Coming Benigno S. Aquino III Presidency of the Philippines. Senator Benigno S. Aquino III was proclaimed as the 15th president of the Republic of the Philippines yesterday, June 9, 2010 by the Philippine Congress. There has been a lot of optimism about the assumption to power by Noynoy Aquino. But still dangers looms on the horizon for President Arroyo is still around in Congress. Within the first 100 days, if Noynoy would fail to fulfill any important promise and the crisis in the country would continue to worsen, the broad masses of the Filipino people would hate the Aquino III regime and Noynoy himself for being a traitor and deceiver of the people.

Can a Person Own HIs/Her Mother? (tags)

No one can own what exists in nature except nature. A human cannot own its own mother. However western ownership systems have been forced on us again and again that contradict our worldview and our values. Ubunto is another example: "I only live when you live."

Fearless Forecast: A Shaky Aquino Presidency Seen in the Philippines (tags)

Despite the election of Benigno Aquino III as the presumptive president of the Philippines, the political scene in the Philippines for the next six years is far from being an orderly and a stable nation. While Aquino got the executive post, the legislative and the judicial positions including the Supreme Court are his problems as well as the control of regional, provincial and mayoral positions that are in the control of his perceived enemies. In Congress, at the house of representatives, LP bet for Speaker , Quezon City Mayor Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte is confident of becoming Speaker. He said that he would get the support of not only some 30 Lakas “originals” but also of party-list, Nacionalista Party (NP) and Nationalist People’s Coalition contingents in the House. The LP has only 37 elected members.Belmonte said he had even talked to the NP president, Sen. Manuel Villar,

RP ELECTIONS, ATUOMATED BUT STILL ROTTEN TO THE CORE (tags)

The PESANTE NEWS LEARNED today that the Philippine revolutionary movement issued a statement today, May 23, 2010. Here it is: "The recently concluded reactionary elections, seemingly "modernized" with automation, was as rotten to the core as ever. The return to power of the Aquino-Cojuangco clan and its Kamag-anak Inc., through apparent president-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III; the repositioning of the Marcoses--Imelda, Ferdinand Jr. and Imee; the continuing domination of Congress by the Arroyos, now with Gloria Arroyo herself elected congressman; and many more of the like all point to the indictment of the recent reactionary elections as nothing but a big sham foisted by the reactionary ruling classes upon the masses.

Green Party U.S. Senate Candidate Says Prop 14 is a “Power Grab” by Big Business Interests (tags)

Prop 14 is an attempt by big business interests to consolidate their stranglehold over elections under the guise of “reform.”

The Queen is Dead? Long Live the King! (tags)

The Filipino people never failed to amaze me. The Filipino has spoken through their hearts. Their emotions showed when they thronged to the polling precints by the thousands. Line-up for hours just to vote and trash the minions of GMA and gave them a resounding defeat. This is the surge of the anti-GMA sentiments that was translated into votes. The tide of the anti-GMA sentiments can be likened in the 1986 boycott called by the opposition the led by Mrs. Aquino after Marcos brazenly stole the 1986 elections.

The Shortwave Report 05/14 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Who owns Smartmatic-TIM? (tags)

With barely two weeks left before the May 10 elections, the question, “Who owns Smartmatic-TIM?” keeps popping up in a lot of people’s minds. Suddenly, the prospect of an “electronic Garci” cheating operation is creating apprehension that the country is on the brink of another people power or martial law… or, God forbid, civil war! A few days ago, I got a call from a fellow Filipino-American journalist who said that a powerful man has the “source code” of the Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) machines that will be used for the first time in May 10 elections. I followed the trail of the information and talked to a Filipino international lawyer who has done some research on the question of the “ownership” of Smartmatic-TIM. The following is his response:

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!

Memorandums on Alternative Economic Policy (tags)

The social state, solidarity, sharing and social justice open doors while neoliberal deregulation leads to exploding inequality, generalized insecurity and disappearance of the public spirit.

THE NEW DEMOCRACY (tags)

It is necessary to destroy the democracy of the corporations.

All efforts towards advancing the national democratic revolution in the Philippines! (tags)

Today we celebrate with utmost joy the Filipino people’s gallant struggle for national liberation and genuine democracy under a united front. Thirty seven years ago on April 24, in the face of the fascist Marcos dictatorship, revolutionary organizations came together to form the National Democratic Front (NDF). Through the years the NDF has proven its commitment in advancing the revolutionary struggle of the Filipino people to overthrow the semi-colonial, semi-feudal system which oppresses, deprives and exploits majority of the masses.

JAMES CAMERON IN BRAZIL (tags)

Cameron, go home! Please.

Arroyo’s US trip on April 11-13, A Summit of A Puppet with Her M (tags)

The Obama- Arroyo meeting will be crucial. Although Arroyo will not dare to stay in power beyond June 2010 without the consent of her imperialist masters, the US and her regime still can strike a deal . In that case, that means that the US has special interest in keeping her in power and will risk offending all those presidential candidates who have spent money and effort in the current electoral campaign. Another scenario is that the Arroyo is not indispensable to the US. But in any case the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) condemns the Arroyo trip to ingratiate itself to the Obama administration. The fact stands out. The United States anchors the US-Arroyo regime in it’s human rights violations, in its anti-people’s war in Mindanao and other parts of the nation and the path of keeping the Philippines under the neocolonial and neoliberal economic status.

Bogus Washington-Proposed Financial Reform (tags)

banker, not people reform

Transcript of Cindy Sheehan's Interview with Hugo Chavez (tags)

"Hugo Chavez: In the first place, personally, I am against dictatorships. I’m an anti-dictator. We are here in Uruguay, in Montevideo. You know how many dictatorships were in this country. The Guerilla army. I’m an anti-Guerilla. In addition to that, from a political point of view, I’ve been elected one, two, three, four times, by popular vote. In Venezuela, we have elections all the time. Every year, we have elections in Venezuela. One time, Lula, the president of Brazil… when he was in Europe, someone asked him “Why are you friends with that dictator Chavez?” And Lula said a big truth: “In Venezuela, there is an excess of democracy. Every year there are elections. And if there aren’t any, Chavez invents them. Referendums, popular consultations, elections for governors, mayors. Right now, soon we are starting national assembly elections, this year. In 2012 there is going to be a presidential election again. What dictator is elected so many times? What dictator convenes referendums? I’m an anti-dictator. I am a revolutionary. A democratic revolutionary."

RED SALUTE TO THE NPA FOR ITS 41st YEAR (tags)

The Los Angeles PESANTE NEWS learned today from media sources in the Philippines that Jorge Madlos, NDF Spokesperson for Mindanao said: " We give the highest salute to the New People's Army on its 41st anniversary of its foundation on March 29, 1969 in the second district of Tarlac. In 1972, the NPA also established guerilla fronts in Mindanao and spread swiftly throughout the archipelago. The red fighters of the NPA and the revolutionary masses who have offered their very lives in the service of the people deserve no less than our highest regard and praise.

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.

Nuclear Power Plants Vulnerable to Attack, Former CIA Officer Says (tags)

One of the biggest problems is the fact that the union who presently represents these nuclear security officers the United Government Security Officers of America UGSOA has failed to negotiate for better wages, benefits and a higher standard of training for these nuclear security officers stated FCGOA President Guy James.

Capitalism and Democracy (tags)

Citizens are protected from incursions of the state and on the other side must accept the sovereignty of the state and the general law as prerequisites of property and security. Whoever has visions should be the physician. A good physician will urge changing one's way of life.

GMA FULLY CONSOLIDATES HER POWER WITH THE RECENT SC DECISION by Alliance-Philippines (tags)

“ A high court for an oppressive neo-colonial and semi-feudal system, breeds oppressive laws" The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) shares the bitter disappointment of Filipinos and the Filipino-American community outside of the Philippines on the recent decision of the Philippine Supreme Court allowing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to appoint the next Chief Justice. For the Alliance, the high court decision signaled that the US-Arroyo regime final consolidation of power is complete. GMA in her nine years at the helm has consolidated her hold on the AFP and the PNP with the ascension of the PMA Class 1978 in power; the Congress packed by her psychopaths, and now the judiciary filled with her appointees.

Reference to partner Lambros Foundas (tags)

The struggle of those who fight against all forms of power, which is anxious for each "moment" that should not be "wasted" and stubbornly maintain the belief that we are weak unable to consolidate a world free anexousio and refrain from any kind of mythology as the Earth from the moon.

The U.S. is the Country of the Tonton Macoutes (tags)

It was proven that those that had nothing could have less on Tuesday January 12th.The earthquake in Haiti devastated the little reconstruction that was done by the U.N. forces which are still controlled by the regional power with global intentions: Brazil.

Alternatives to Capitalism (tags)

Neoliberalism, financial market-driven capitalism, intensifies the crises. However the root of evil lies in the developmental laws of capitalism. Neoliberalism is based on double standards and double speak where CEOs are job creators and workers are cost factors.

"LOS GRINGOS" DON'T WANT TO BE MADE RESPONSIBLE BY THE DAMAGES THAT PRODUCED (tags)

We broke the world and now you all will pay the bill - the Tio San said. Didn't it arrive the moment of giving a beating in him?

EDSA "People Power Revolution" Promises Unfullfilled (tags)

EPCC NEWS today reported today, February 27 that NDF spokesperson for Mindanao, Jorge madlos said that twenty four (24) years after the EDSA "People Power Revolution" the greater majority of the Filipino people still wallow in poverty and deprivation, evermore oppressed and exploited. All the promises of EDSA totally unfulfilled.

PHILIPPINES - Deny the "Arroyo 5" (tags)

Akbayan party-list launches campaign to deny the premier political family power in the 2010 elections

America's Supremes: Court Over Constitution (tags)

America governs lawlessly

2/25 - Call Congress; "NO 3X Nuclear Loan Program!" (tags)

Pres. Obama's energy plan includes tripling the loan guarantee program to build several new nuclear reactors to the amount of 54 billion dollars. All that extra money taxpayers have falling out of their pockets can now be used to prop up the nuclear industry instead of researching truly green energy sources like wind, solar, etc..., More of the same, or did someone say change?

A soldier’s journey (tags)

As we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the first people power revolution, a historical event which saw the collective power of the Filipino people, permit me to share with you the reflections of a military man, a member of the uniformed service whose institution has been seen more as the enemy of the people, a source of corruption and a protector of a privileged few instead of being the defender of the people. Let me share some of my thoughts on this significant event which inspired me and has led me to a journey of arduous yet just and necessary struggles; a journey marked by persecution and incarceration.

San Diego Common Cause Debates Strong-Mayor Government (tags)

On June 8 voters in San Diego will decide whether to make the city's experiment in a strong-mayor form of government permanent. The ballot measure will also increase the size of the City Council from eight to nine (at a cost of $1 to $1.5 million per year) and increase the threshold for sustaining a mayor's veto of a Council action from five votes to six. San Diego's branch of Common Cause debated the issue February 13 and questioned whether the strong mayor has made local government more or less accountable, and whether the real purpose of strong-mayor is to increase the already massive influence of business and developers over local government.

FASCIST MILITARY VIOLENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The arrest and torture of 43 medical and health professionals in the Philippines by the Arroyo military and police seeks to obscure the ongoing Ampatuwan-Arroyo trial and rehearse emergency martial-law schemes to prolong the Arroyo regime's corrupt and brutal domination. US citizens: will you allow millions of your tax-dollars to support Arroyo's military-police in fascist abuses?

Surprise, Surprise? 11 Arrested at UC Irvine for Protesting Israeli Ambassador (tags)

Surprise, Surprise? 11 Arrested at UC Irvine for Protesting Israeli Ambassador

GOOD MORNING, AMERICA! BUUUUMMMM (tags)

Explosion in Kleen Energy Systems.

Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010: Second Annual Los Ángeles Anarchist Bookfair (tags)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

HOLLYWOOD - For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles anarchists organized a bookfair, which, in addition to facilitating exchanges between vendors and literature-hungry readers, also provided an array of panel discussions, workshops, and most importantly, quality interactions with fellow activists in the liberation movement.

The crisis in Venezuela: understanding the causes, assigning blame and suggesting solution (tags)

* The public pronouncement from the Editorial Collective of El Libertario in mid-January 2010 on the current situation in Venezuela.

When Authors Are Authoritative (tags)

It is not mere coincidence the word authority takes command from the word author, or a group of authors acting as a united force. Both words are coequal and stem from the idea that some form of egotistic persuasion has come to dominate or rule. This authoritarian reality is true irrespective of whether people put their faith in law, religion, articulated ideology, or any other form of persuasive power. Yet there is little doubt that the most effective form of authority, if believed, is that which speaks fore an endgame result of lasting spiritual finality—namely those clerics, that is how their personalities, claim to speak for an ultimate power of religion, and the ego-will of God, Yahweh or Allah. What mere mortal can stand up to what Hobbes has described as the Leviathan or the iron-fisted state?

Thousands to Demonstrate for Green Power! (tags)

Become a revolutionary agent of change!

Mafia, racism and the crisis of democracy in Italy (tags)

“When there is the slightest suspicion of a public figure having contacts with organized crime, we have to make a clean sweep.” Paolo Borsellino

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?

Gaza One Year Later (tags)

occupied under siege and oppressed

Argentine Power: “Nothing will matter, only money”. “The perverse is not sensitive (tags)

Bahianoticias.com by Silvia Paglioni – Translation special is carried out by Mrs. Alicia Vega (see other). Transcript of the dialogue between Dr. Graciela Gómez (lawyer) Estela Gamero (psychologist) and Silvia Paglioni, host of “It depends …” during the Micro “Echoes of Romang Informa” on Tuesday 22 December which was on FM 89.5 Las Américas. Graciela was referring to the tremendous unequal risky struggle (threats and squeeze) that is carried out by complaints to the Justice by lawyers, doctors, scientists, injured citizens and few journalist since over two years with respect the issue of pesticides, fumigation, transgenic soya, etc.., being Graciela Gómez, a lawyer and notary, one of the complainants with more courage to publicly defend the Argentine citizens who are helpless and bewildered as all their legal, civil and human rights are broken , by political power, business, foreign corporates.

Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (tags)

Obama's shocking betrayal

TIME’s homage to ‘Saint of Democracy’ is an Insult to Filipinos (tags)

“ it is not only disgusting, it was also very insulting” The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA decried today the TIME magazine homage to the late former President Corazon Aquino . The US bourgeois magazine said: “Long before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolutions that transformed Central and Eastern Europe, Corazon Aquino led the People Power revolution, which toppled the Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos,” US Sen. Richard Lugar wrote in a comment published by Time.

The US-Arroyo Rotten Comelec Machine Strikes Back:, Padaca Protests Ouster. (tags)

Two Liberal party stalwarts, Grace Padaca of Isabela and Jun Mendoza of Bulacan were unseated by the COMELEC and the electoral tribunals. In their places, Pagdaganan and the warlord Dy was again posed to return to power via electoral maneuvers. The AJLPP will not be surprised if Governor Ed Panlilio will be unseated in the COMELEC recount and his place the gambling lord Lilia Pineda will be installed as the governor of Pampanga. That is how the warlord empire strikes back!

Resist Arroyo's martial law and brazen attempts to remain in power (tags)

EPCC news learned today that the National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today called on the people to resist Gloria Arroyo's proclamation of martial law in Maguindanao as well as her brazen attempts to remain in power. "Gloria Arroyo's martial law in Maguindanao is an attack on the people, not serving justice on the Ampatuan clan, and thus must be confronted with a strong movement of the people," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. "It is in line with Arroyo's avowal to remain in power, through running for congress and other opportunist acts in her favor. The people must thus do their utmost and fight Arroyo and martial law today and in the coming months. The people must raise the clamor for Arroyo's ouster the more she remains intransigent." Fr. Salas averred that the martial law proclamation was a ploy in Arroyo's favor. "Declaring martial law will not render justice to the victims of the massacre or make the election better in Maguindanao, where many believed the Ampatuans and Arroyo connived in 2004 and 2007 for their mutual interests. It is instead an act of the superior taking charge over the messy affairs of the subordinate to ensure the survival of their common interests, especially keeping Arroyo in power.

Martial Law declaration in Maguindanao - most dangerous political power play for Arroyo (tags)

When will peace reign in Mindanao? Martial Law declaration in Maguindanao - most dangerous political power play for Arroyo With “looming rebellion” as the questionable legal basis for the declaration of Martial Law in Maguindanao, President Arroyo is setting the stage for the most dangerous political power play in her collapsing regime. Obviously, it is a pilot test that-depending on the public reaction-may as well be declared all over the Philippines. With regard to Maguindanao massacre, the Department of Justice filed rebellion charges against the Ampatuans-a device meant to justify the Martial Law declaration (existence of rebellion and related reasons) even if it is clear that the massacre was not a political case but pure and simple mass murder, a genocide. The rebellion charges may be intended to appease the Ampatuans instead of treating them as mass murderers.

"Skilled, Professional Management" Grace Aaron Style: No KPFK: Transmitter Down (tags)

Item 5 of the Committee to Strengthen KPFK's slick slate mailer in 2008 promised, "Skilled, Professional Management." Since their victory, they have repeatedly told us they brought it to us. Now we see the result: KPFK Off the Air.

Chomsky as Chávez’s Clown (tags)

* This article criticizes the weak and untenable posture the celebrated North American linguist and essayist holds in support of the current Venezuelan government. It was originally published in Venezuela’s anarchist newspaper El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario, issue # 57.

THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

A commentary on the Nov 23 slaughter of 57 civilians in Maguindanao, Philipppines, sketching the historical parameters of the event and the converging political and social forces involved, with a focus on the U.S. role in establishing the groundwork for the evils of the prevailing Arroyo state terrorism.

Fight Violence against Women and Defenseless Civilians Dismantle Warlord Dynasties (tags)

-KAISA KA is enraged by the gruesome massacre in the boundary of Ampatuan and Shariff Aguak in Magindanao the other day that included more than 20 women among its victims. This is the first ever slaughter after Bud Bagsak and Bud Dajo massacres that killed this big number of women in just one day. The killing of defenseless civilians in their numbers, some of them did not even belong to the party that filed an opposition certificate of candidacy, their speed in burying the dead using government backhoe with the name of the governor printed on it and the inability of the military to prevent this from happening show the barbarity of the perpetrators and immense power they have at their disposal.

Abolish the Fed and Return Money Creation Power to Congress (tags)

Only Congress empowered to create money

THE LOST USA WAR ON TERROR (tags)

The USA lost the war on terror because the usa with its murderous fbi/cia are the true global terrorists.

Mumia’s Life Is On the Line: Mobilize Labor/Black Power to Free Him Now! (tags)

The threat to Mumia Abu-Jamal's life is increasingly ominous. His lead attorney, Robert Bryan, warns: "There is an escalated effort by the authorities to see him die at the hands of the executioner. This is the most dangerous time for Mumia since his 1981 arrest." The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down Jamal's two appeals. If it were to rule in favor of the prosecution's appeal, this would open the way for Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell to issue a third warrant of execution, which he has vowed to do. Contrary to the misplaced expectations of many, the Obama administration is not about to save Mumia. Around the world, hundreds of thousands have marched for this courageous champion of oppressed. Trade unions representing millions of members have rallied to the defense of Mumia. It is urgent to expand this support into powerful labor/black action, appealing to the integrated union movement to join with the black, Latino and immigrant poor to demand that he be liberated.

The Washington establishment suffers a serious defeat (tags)

"Today was Waterloo for Fed secrecy," a victorious Grayson said afterwards. The bill still faces substantial hurdles in becoming law, of course, but yesterday's vote has made that outcome quite possible, and it's worth noting several important points highlighted by what happened here: (1) Our leading media outlets are capable of understanding political debates only by stuffing them into melodramatic, trite and often distracting "right v. left" storylines. While some debates fit comfortably into that framework, many do not. Anger over the Wall Street bailouts, the control by the banking industry of Congress, and the impenetrable secrecy with which the Fed conducts itself resonates across the political spectrum, as the truly bipartisan and trans-ideological vote yesterday reflects. Populist anger over elite-favoring economic policies has long been brewing on both the Right and Left (and in between), but neither political party can capitalize on it because they're both dependent upon and subservient to the same elite interests which benefit from those policies. For that reason, many of the most consequential political conflicts are shaped far more by an "insider v. outsider" dichotomy than by a "GOP v. Democrat" or "Left v. Right" split. The pillaging of America's economic security by financial elites, with the eager assistance of the government officials who they own and who serve them, is the prime example of such a conflict. The political system as a whole — both parties' leadership — is owned and controlled by a handful of key industry interests, and anger over the fact is found across the political spectrum. Yesterday's vote is a very rare example where the true nature of political power was expressed and the petty distractions and artificial fault lines overcome.

The Dominance of the Financial Sector is a Mortal Danger (tags)

"This huge wealth transfer from the `real' economy to the world of finance has also created a vicious cycle of credit dependency.."

Good and Bad Choices for Energy Policy and the Environmental Movement 2009-2010 (tags)

Two energy/environment phenomena are being widely discussed currently. These are global warming, and its mitigation, and the nuclear resurgence – the worldwide push to supply power with nuclear power plants. Careful study of these issues leads to the following conclusions: 1. Global warming is real and is causing harm. 2. Global warming is mostly due to heat production by human industry since the 1800s, from nuclear power and fossil fuels, better termed hydrocarbons, – coal, oil, natural gas. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2 play a minor role even though they are widely claimed the cause. 3. Both nuclear and hydrocarbon-based power must be eliminated to solve the global warming problem. 4. Nuclear power advocates have commandeered the global warming/greenhouse gas formula to promote nuclear power, based upon two errors: exaggerating the role of CO2 on the one hand and incorrectly claiming that nuclear power plants do not produce CO2 on the other hand. 5. Nuclear power can not be separated from nuclear weapons, which are essential to the consistent drive for American military dominationof the world. This is the reason for nuclear power. Nuclear power does not make sense as a safe, efficient, or economical way to provide energy. 6. Solar and solar-derived (wind, wave) sources of power do not add heat to the environment and can be used to supply virtually unlimited electrical energy without causing global warming. If done properly they will open up new vistas of human freedom and cultural development. They also produce much less CO2 than either nukes or hydrocarbons.

The Science Of Hostility (tags)

Directable Hostility, Electronic Mind Control, and The Disposable Veteran

NDF -EV URGES PEOPLE TO ACT ON UTILITIES CRISIS (tags)

PESANTE NEWS today learned through news sources that NDF-EV or The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today expressed solidarity with the people over the crises in electricity and water in Tacloban and the rest of Leyte and the region. "The people of Tacloban are struggling to get such basic needs as electricity and water," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. "But the Petilla and Romualdez political dynasties not only ignore this, they add further to the mess by squabbling over water administration as one of the political spoils at stake in the 2010 election. Meanwhile, the people are fuming at the lack of water and furthermore anticipate a power rate hike on top of that problem. Poor water and electricity services are not unique to Tacloban but widespread in the region because of government neglect."

Is your Job Next? (tags)

On October 31, 2009, the once largest aluminum plant in the world will shut down. With it goes another American industry and more American jobs. The Columbia Falls Aluminum Company in Montana will shut down its aluminum production because it cannot purchase the necessary electrical power to continue its operations. How did this happen in America?

Iran: Peking gives Washington the Cold Shoulder (tags)

China's veto power signals its geo-political interests will not be sacrificed on the altar of the UN Security Cou9ncil. In the last five years, China has pumped $120 billion into development of Iranian oil and gas fields and refineries.

Dr. Helen Caldicott Speaks in San Diego (tags)

Dr. Helen Caldicott, a powerful international activist against nuclear weapons and nuclear power for over a quarter-century, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego October 23 and painted a picture of global warming as an imminent apocalypse that requires immediate action to develop alternative energy sources and stop using fossil fuels. She also denounced the public-relations campaigns aimed at convincing people that global warming isn't a threat, and said climate-change deniers like Rush Limbaugh directly threaten the survival of the earth and therefore should not be allowed to broadcast.

BTL:Concessions in Cap and Trade Bill Boost Nuclear Power, Offshore Oil Drilling (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

America is England's Fault (tags)

Pilgrims, psycho-Christian with guns, were asked to leave England.

The US-Arroyo’s NAPOCOR, Guilty of Criminal Neglect in Recklessly Opening the San Roque Da (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante-USA)- a US based environmental and peasant advocacy group expressed outrage over the extreme arrogance of the US-Arroyo regime and its subalterns in the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) in evading and refusal to account for the latest tragedy caused by the opening of the San Roque dam floodgates. Cordillera region and Pangasinan was greatly affected and was under distress. 


More than 40 landslides occurred in the Cordilleras triggered by the massive rain which resulted in as many as 250 deaths. Pesante is outraged that the people who opposed the dam were those who suffered the greatest- the people of Benguet.

Dams, flooding and power (tags)

Not long after Typhoon Ondoy inundated the metropolis with flood waters, Typhoon Pepeng reversed course to hover around Western Luzon and drop more than 600mm of rain in the area. This time, it was the Cordillera region and Pangasinan that were under distress. More than 40 landslides occurred in the Cordilleras triggered by the massive rain which resulted in as many as 250 deaths. Local groups attributed the area’s increased vulnerability to landslides to the long-term large-scale mining activities especially in Itogon and Mankayan in Benguet province. We remember the Colalo landslide that happened in 1999 in Mankayan which AGHAM visited with the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) and environmental groups. And only three months ago, geologists from AGHAM and the Center for Environmental Concerns conducted an inspection of land subsidence in the same area.

What is "Neoliberal"? (tags)

Building community centers could be a way to learn from O Canada and break from the false religion of the market and profit. When the market and competition are made absolute, they become idols. CEOs are called job creators and workers "cost-factors."

Love Is The Answer (tags)

The Mastery of Life requires a sincere, complete and total belief in LOVE as being the answer to all questions and the solution to all problems - t

Negotiating Our Lives Away (tags)

At some point we have to step to the plate and put our foot down. It's not going to stop on its own.

Honduran government hires fiction writer to hawk coup regime (tags)

"On this morning, three months later, it was déjà vu all over again, as those same military troops reenacted the battle of June 28, busting down the doors of both broadcasters and this time removing their transmitters and equipment. And soldiers have surrounded both houses of media to prevent the people from retaking them. The coup regime is now clinging to power illegitimately, threatened on every front by truth and justice, which means it must create an illusion of democratic sanction, and so, it has inked a $292,000 contract with CLSA, calling on the PR firm to “diseñar una campaña de persuasión” [build a campaign of persuasion]."

THE CRISIS IN HONDURAS AND THE BRAZILIAN PRESS (tags)

Brazilian journalists are legitimating the coup d'état in Honduras.

Coup Rumors and N0 ElECTIONS in the Philippines (tags)

" Where there is smoke, there is fire" The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) learned from news sources that after Malacanang made announced that there will be no martlal law in the Philippines" another ranking AFP general echoed the same statement. The Alliance express alarm over these statements. The same propaganda pervaded the Philippines before Marcos declared martial law in 1972. Lieutenant General Roland Detabali, current president of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Makatarungan” Class of 1978, defended his class from allegations that its members are plotting to keep President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in power beyond the end of her term in 2010.

Blase Bonpane Denounces U.S. Support of Honduran Coup (tags)

Blase Bonpane, who's been fighing the good fight against U.S. militarism and imperialism for over 40 years, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego September 8 and said the recent coup in Honduras couldn't have happened without the approval of the U.S. government and corporations. He reviewed America's long history of direct intervention in Latin America in general and Honduras in particular, and said the U.S. backed the Honduran coup now as an attack on the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), organized by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez as a network of Latin American countries with Leftist governments who want to be out from under the thumb of oligarchs, corporate elites, international bankers and local militaries trained at the infamous School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia.

David Swanson’s “Daybreak” is a Wake-Up Call for Patriots (tags)

America is in deep doo doo! It goes beyond the Wall Street-induced financial meltdown. David Swanson’s “Daybreak” book is a wake-up call and a plan for “Citizen Power” action. The Bush-Cheney Gang is gone, but President Obama acts like he is serving out Dubya’s third term. How presidential power was enlarged and the Congress collapsed is good to know. However, how to fight to get our country back from these usurpers, is even more important.

Triumph of the Right? (tags)

Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.

KPFA: Lords & Ladies vs. the Peasants (tags)

by a gray-haired KPFA listener who missed the French revolution

Lest We Forget: The Martyrs of Martial Law in the Philippines (tags)

The Kilusang Dekada 70 (KD70) commemorates the 26th death anniversary and the assassination of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr on August 21, 1983. Aquino’s martyrdom gains special significance today, August 21 because of two reasons: First, the assassination was not solved though everybody knows who is the mastermind and second because of the rampant abuse of power and corruption under the present US-Arroyo administration. 
 Senator Aquino even during the days before martial law opposed the abuse of power under the US-Marcos dictatorship regime that does not respect democratic rights and treats itself as above the law. His martyrdom gains special significance today as we fight the US- Arroyo regime with a track record of abusing power and dispensing public funds without any concern for accountability. 


Nader Was Right: Liberals Are Going Nowhere With Obama (tags)

Liberals once again were fooled by "lesser evilism" tactics of the Democrats, many devoted much time and energy to elect Obama, yet only receive more of the same as their reward. Our only changes are military use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on prisoners instead of torture, under Obama the only change we will get in reality is a well spoken war criminal instead of a war criminal that speaks jibberish! Think Obama will allow for any domestic or international war crime trial of his predecessor?? Forget about it!! More of the same!!

Zhibin Gu: is China really a socialist nation? (tags)

What is really behind the so-called Communist revolution? Puzzle 1: why does China have a totally corrupt government? Puzze 2: Is China's bureaucratic corruption going to ruin the nation and economy in light of global financial crisis? How should one understand the Chinese Communist bureaucracy and its wild corruptive practice? Get realistic analysis and knowledge on Chinese economy, politics, and society from provocative Chinese thinker George Zhibin Gu of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University (5 parts)

For the Iranian workers, only one solution: the class struggle ! (tags)

The brutal repression of street demonstrations that have hit Tehran and the larger cities shows the determination of the Iranian government's Ahmadinejad not to tolerate any questioning of his political power. Accused of electoral fraud, the supporters of Ayatollah Khamenei and the outgoing president have responded with arrests, beatings and shootings; the police, the Pasdaran, and Basji volunteers headed by the Pasdaran are the instruments of the current repression.

John Kenneth Galbraith: Relentless Fighter Against the Powerful (tags)

In the 1960s John Kenneth Galbraith decried the coexistence of private affluence and public squalor and denounced trickle-down economics, feeding the horse so the sparrow can live. System- and structural criticism are vital today as the myth of the self-healing market lies shattered

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities' Food Program (tags)

The Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC), has created a food program where we are empowering ourselves and others to become self-sustainable.

The Revolution We Need...The Leadership We Have (tags)

A message and a call from the Revolutionary Communist Party. A whole different world, a much better future, is possible. We have what we need to fight for that World, that future. It is up to us to get with it and get to the challenge of making this happen.

is China really a socialist nation? (tags)

What is really behind China's Communist revolution? Puzzle 1: why does China have a totally corrupt government? Puzze 2: Is China's bureaucratic corruption going to ruin the nation and economy in light of global financial crisis? How should one understand the Chinese Communist bureaucracy and its wild corruptive practice? Get realistic analysis and knowledge on Chinese economy, politics, and society from provocative Chinese thinker George Zhibin Gu of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University (5 parts)

The Fifteen Major Tests Of The Spiritual (tags)

A Course In Miracles states that there is only one problem in life, and that is separation from God. In truth, we have never been or will ever be separate. This is illusion.

Zhibin Gu: behind China's corruption: philosophy, religion, politics, law (tags)

What has gone wrong with China's Communist revolution? Puzzle 1: why does China have a totally corrupt government? Puzze 2: Is China's bureaucratic corruption going to ruin the nation and economy in light of global financial crisis? How should one understand the Chinese Communist bureaucracy and its wild corruptive practice? Get realistic analysis and knowledge on Chinese economy, politics, and society from provocative Chinese thinker George Zhibin Gu of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University (5 parts)

VIDEO: Same old sheriff on Wall St. (tags)

This realnews.com report is from June 24, 2009.

CONDEMNATION OF HONDURAS COUP BY PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY CHAIR (tags)

Members and friends of the Peace and Freedom Party are encouraged to participate in local rallies protesting the reactionary, anti-democratic military coup in Honduras. As most heads of state and foreign ministers (with the notable exception of Secretary of State Hilary Clinton) have stated, the only acceptable next step is the return of President Zelaya to power, to finish the term to which he was lawfully elected.

Zhibin Gu: is China a socialist nation? (tags)

What has gone wrong with China's Communist revolution? Puzzle 1: why does China have a totally corrupt government? Puzze 2: Is China's bureaucratic corruption going to ruin the nation and economy in light of global financial crisis? How should one understand the Chinese Communist bureaucracy and its wild corruptive practice? Get realistic analysis and knowledge on Chinese economy, politics, and society from provocative Chinese thinker George Zhibin Gu of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University (5 parts)

Mass Protests Rock Iran: No to All Wings of the Mullah Regime! (tags)

For more than a week, Iran has been convulsed by mass demonstrations denouncing election fraud. Hundreds of thousands have repeatedly taken to the streets to denounce the government, which is now threatening, and beginning to carry out, a bloody crackdown. This time around, imperialist intervention is veiled: the White House feigns neutrality, the Western media go all out for the opposition, while in the background various agencies provide vital technical aid. In reality, all candidates in the presidential vote swear allegiance to the Islamic Republic, and the supposed moderate reformers are no less butchers and enemies of poor and working people than the conservative "populist" government. The situation cries out for revolutionary leadership independent of all factions of the theocracy, to wage a struggle for workers revolution against imperialism and clerical reaction.

Decommissioning a Superpower (tags)

"From July to September 2008, China reduced its investment in the US real estate banks Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The US tgovt needs $1.5 billion in foreign credits day after day..The greatest debtor of the world cannot force the law of trade on its creditors any more.."

Interview with El Libertario (Venezuela – June 2009) (tags)

* From Madrid the anarchist group Star, linked to the Iberian Federation of Anarchists Youths (Federación Ibérica de Juventudes Anarquistas-FIJA-), has raised questions whose answers will let us know today and in detail what is doing and saying the known Venezuelan anarchist newspaper.

Iran- Amnesia, Ignorance and Stupidity (tags)

Iran is experiencing a classic CIA destabilization effort. It has been done dozens of times in the past, but Americans would rather watch American Idol than read history. Also, as Gore Vidal says, it is "The United States of Amnesia."

Obama's Financial Reform Proposal - A Stealth Scheme for Global Monetary Control (tags)

global dominance, not reform is planned

If You Eat, You Need to See “Food, Inc.” (tags)

If you eat, you need to see “Food, Inc.,” Robert Kenner's incisive documentary about the corporate food industry and its wanton disregard for workers’, farmers’ and consumers’ rights, the environment, freedom of speech and press and even the health of its customers. Kenner’s film shows how the industrial model of food production was pioneered by McDonald’s and other pioneering fast-food companies, and the awesome power of the corporate foodocracy in suppressing any debate about the health of its products and any regulation to stop corporate food from killing people.

Zhibin Gu: probing China's political corruption (4 parts) (tags)

Puzzle 1: why does China have a totally corrupt government? Puzze 2: Is China's bureaucratic corruption going to ruin the nation and economy in light of global financial crisis? How should one understand the Chinese Communist bureaucracy and its wild corruptive practice? Get inside analysis and knowledge on Chinese economy, politics, and society from provocative Chinese thinker George Zhibin Gu of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University (4 parts)

Seven Steps for Overcoming Ego’s Hold on You (tags)

Here are seven suggestions to help you transcend ingrained ideas of self-importance. All of these are designed to help prevent you from falsely identifying with the self-important ego.

God's Power and Powerlessness (tags)

"The stock market conditioned destruction of jobs widens into a new atom bomb of our days through which the social and cultural peace in the one world is destroyed..Jesus told parables, lives as God's parable and enables believers to be God's parables.."

Zhibin Gu: China's illness: self-appointed government vs corruption (tags)

Watch out on the hidden corruption of China! Is China's surging economy to be ruined by a self-appointed bureaucracy? Is China able to escape the deadly traps of lawlessness and corruption? What is really inside Chinese society, government and politics in relation to global financial crisis? Get realistic discussions and forecast on China and the world in the 21st century.

Zhibin Gu: China: a socialist country or a bureaucratic society? (tags)

Puzzles: why does China have a totally corrupt government? Is China's bureaucratic corruption going to ruin the nation and economy in light of global financial crisis? How should one understand the Chinese Communist bureaucracy and its wild corruptive practice? Get inside analysis and knowledge on Chinese economy, politics, and society from provocative Chinese thinker George Zhibin Gu of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University

UN Official Says Only a Worldwide Mass Movement Will Stop Israel's Oppression of Palestine (tags)

UC Santa Barbara professor Richard Falk, elected by the UN Human Relations Commission as special rapporteur on Israel's treatment of Palestinians in the occupied territories, spoke in San Diego June 5 and said only a worldwide mass movement, comparable to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, can end Israel's oppression against the Palestinians and enable a truly just solution. He called on his listeners to take on the pro-Israel monopoly of opinion in American politics and the mainstream media, and help make Americans more aware of the depths of the suffering Palestinians experience under U.S.-funded Israeli arms.

Zhibin Gu: China's future: law, corruption, politics vs global financial crisis (tags)

How is global financial crisis reshaping Chinese and world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? How to profit from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Plann (tags)

Their goal is a world with rulers and serfs, no middle class

Zhibin Gu: origins of China's political corruption (tags)

is China's Communist corruption going to ruin the nation and economy in light of global financial crisis? How should one understand the Chinese Communist bureaucracy and its wild corruptive practice? Get inside analysis and knowledge on Chinese economy, politics, and society from provocative Chinese thinker George Zhibin Gu of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University

Shepard Fairey's Obama (tags)

Chris Burnett is host of "Indymedia On Air" on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles

California Apocalypse (tags)

Though a lot of so-called “progressives” voted no on the ballot measures on California’s May 19 special election ballot, the overwhelming defeat of these legislative compromises aimed at a short-term solution to California's budget problems has been a boon for the radical Right. For 43 years, ever since they elected Ronald Reagan as governor in 1966 and passed Proposition 13 in 1978, a cadre of radical-Right Republicans have been seeking to destroy the financial basis of California's government and thereby force the elimination of virtually all social welfare programs as well as scorched-earth cuts in education and health care. Now they’ve got their wish: after the budget dust settles, California will now no longer be in the business of helping working-class and lower-income people, and will instead be a low-tax,corporate-privilege Libertarian haven.

Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt:" Part V (tags)

Part V of Federal Reserve plunder

Unfolding With Seth (tags)

Humanity dreams the same dream at once, and you have your mass world. The whole construction is like an educational play in which you are the producers as well as the actors.

Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt:" Part II (tags)

Part II of Brown's superb book.

The Philippine Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is not safe. (tags)

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is not safe, not economically sound, not insurable, not sustainable. It is tainted with corruption. Statement Calling for Rejection of the Proposal to Recommission the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt" - Part I (tags)

Federal Reserve debt entrapment 101

Newsom for a Nuclear California (tags)

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom have come out for big renewables, and every other sort of big corporate power, but, renewables just aren't enough for really big guys. To be a really big guy, a really big nation, or a really big national and international power, you've gotta have nuclear power. And nuclear weapons, the invention that gave rise to nuclear power, and nuclear power politics. Schwarzenegger and Newsom both know it, and both support it.

TO REALIZE OUR SITUATION AND OVERCOME IT (tags)

HIERARCHY, COMMODITY, MONEY, THE NATION-STATE, are not mere social institutions. They are DOCTRINES OF A SECULAR RELIGION. The believers are the overwhelming majority of people...

Egyptians to Obama: Mubarak not welcome in USA (tags)

Today, Egypt is at dangerous crossroads. As Mubarak enters his 28th year in power and his ninth decade, Egypt’s future is more uncertain than ever

An Alternative Explanation for the "Health Emergency" in Mexico (tags)

Viruses make great excuses.

Remember this Truth (tags)

We are ALL gods! We are ALL ONE with GOD! GOD is LOVE! WE are LOVE

Albert Einstein was a socialist (tags)

Famous physicist Albert Einstein wrote the essay entitled "Why Socialism?" for the first issue of left-wing magazine "Monthly Review" (May 1949).

Venezuela: The People’s Struggle is the Best Response to the Crisis! (tags)

* Soon El Libertario #56 will be available in the street and on the Internet (www.nodo50.org/ellibertario). El Libertario is the voice of free ideas and independent social movements in Venezuela and Latin America. As a preview of its usual combative, irreverent and uncompromising position with regard to authoritarian power and oppression, here's the editorial:

You don’t want to pay for the crisis of capital? Then just don’t do it. (tags)

A critique of the calls for demonstrations against the G20 in Berlin, Frankfurt and London under the slogan “We won't pay for your crisis! – For a solidarity society”

global economy, politics, jobs in the Chinese age: Johnson, Frank, Gu (tags)

is global financial crisis leading to a new war? Why is a new world order troublesome? How to move to the next stage world finance, economy, management, jobs, politics and competition in light of emerging giants China, India? Get provocative thoughts from 3 educators Chalmers Johnson, Andre Gunder Frank, and George Zhibin Gu.

GERMANY: Notes on Neoliberalism (tags)

"The neoliberal revolution was the product of an historical development, a reaction to changed circumstances. In its course, many western states in the 1970s and 1980s reordered the relation of state and private power.."

Hopeful Change in El Salvador? (tags)

Salvadorans are being fooled again.

The Slow Decline of a Dying Rhizome (tags)

This Tuesday, the Rhizome Collective will begin to die its slow death. All residents and backspace organizations have been forced to vacate. Many fear the blow of losing one's home will taper any gained momentum to save the space.

Get Ready for Higher Taxes and Fees (tags)

Americans better "buckle-up"

Obama’s DOJ follows lead of Bush regime again: It asks court to cover-up NSA surveillance (tags)

On February 25th, Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) again went to bat in court on behalf of the police state begun under the Bush regime by arguing in favor of the legality of the telecom immunity provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) bill passed by Congress last summer. Under the amended FISA law, courts are required to dismiss a wiretapping suit against a telecommunications company if the Attorney General (AG) explains the firm's role in a confidential statement presented to the court. In the statement, the AG would affirm that the firm either had no role in the wiretapping or that it participated based on assurances that the executive branch had approved the eavesdropping to protect the nation from terrorism.

AJLPP CONDEMNS ARRO ON EDSA 1mes (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemns President Arroyo’s assertions that there should not be anymore EDSA. Referring to the People’s Revolt against dictator Marcos in 1986. Mrs. Arroyo abhorred another EDSA after she herself was propelled into power by another EDSA in 2001 against former President Joseph Estrada For the AJLPP based in the United States, “ For tyrant afraid of people’s power that placed she in power and now threatens her with another uprising, Mrs. Arroyo’s statement is a proof of her alienation to the public.”

AJLPP DISPUTES ARROYO'S STAND ON EDSA UPRISING (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines disputes President Arroyo;s assertions that there should not be anymore EDSA. Referring to the People’s Revolt against dictator Marcos in 1986, Arroyo abhorred another EDSA after she herself was propelled into power by another EDSA in 2001 againt former President Joseph Estrada

San Diego Activists Show Pro-Palestinian Film "Occupation 101" (tags)

Activist San Diego showed the movie "Occupation 101," a documentary denouncing the Israeli occupation of Palestine, February 16. Leading a discussion after the film, Edgar Hopida, public relations director for the San Diego chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and filmmaker and public-access cable show producer Ed Sweed mostly talked about the American corporate media's near-total pro-Israel bias and ways to use nontraditional media to get alternative perspectives to the American people.

Bolivarianism Triumphs in Referendum Vote (tags)

democracy in Venezuela

Between Russophobia and Russophilia (tags)

The neoconservative revolutionaries wanted to make the export of democracy into the absolute military hit and harvested bloody noses. Western values and western democracy cannot be simply exported for forced on foreign countries.

A COMING POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE? (tags)

“When it happens, it will rock the world..: octogenarian Mubarak, will leave office, either by his own decision or that of Providence, probably within the next three years. So far, few in the West have paid much attention. But Egyptians certainly are getting ready, and we should do so as well”,

Philippines: New left party formed (tags)

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

The Rape and Murder of Sali, the Christian Bale Injustice and the Power Of Music (tags)

A Punk band made an awesome song about the Murder of Sali and other women and activists. Just as music and an audio recording brought justice in the incident with Christian Bale, we look forward to using music, arts and activism to bring the glorious day when the Government (and the mainstream media) admit that their lack of investigation and attention to these increasing rapes and murders is found to be "inexcusable and out of order beyond belief."

Philippines: Don’t revive the “Monster of Morong, Bataan” (tags)

Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) to Philippine Congress: Don't revive Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

None Dare Call It Treason (tags)

Politicians backed by powerful business interests have initiated a legislative assault to bring nuclear power back to Oklahoma. There are numerous reasons why this is a bad idea, some of which are discussed in this article. Oklahomans successfully fought off the attempt to build a nuclear reactor at Black Fox a generation ago. We will fight it again.

Philippines: Don’t revive the “Monster of Morong, Bataan” (tags)

Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) to Philippine Congress: Don't revive Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

PGMA-POOR COPYCAT OF DICTATOR MARCOS (tags)

President Gloria M. Arroyo is leading the Philippines-the Marcos Way. Pesante-USA scored today the apparent terrible insensitivity and serous callousness of Gloria Arroyo and her penchant for following the way of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in her wild dream of perpetuating herself in power, the way Marcos tried to do during his dictatorial regime.

AUTO-NOMOS: BREAKING THE EGGSHELL OF EMPIRE (tags)

Thousands of “build rather than plead” organizations, collectives and communities are already emerging all over the planet and as they rise against subjugation and greed they strengthen and multiply. It the Zapatistas in Mexico and the Sans-Papiers (Sin Papeles) in Europe, it is the farmers in Brazil (Movemiento Sin Tierra) and the Basques in Catalonia, it is the indigenous people in Ecuador and the Palestinians in Gaza, it is the squatters in London, and the Mapuche in Chile, it is Via Campesina in Central America and In Our Hearts in New York City, it is Indy Media in Los Angeles and the Red Ponchos in Bolivia… It is a global movement that is not loyal to any authority, ruler, nation or religion, but rather to the calling of the heart. And don’t let the corporate media make you think that we are few, small and powerless. This global movement is 2.5 billion strong and rising fast.

Organizing Call- Workers' International Industrial Union (tags)

A call to organize under the Workers' International Industrial Union- a union for all wage workers, no matter what your job and whether you are employed or unemployed.

А callout for common actions against the construction of a new nuclear power plant i (tags)

А callout for common actions against the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Belarus. 26 April – the day of Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Present-day Belarus is a post-soviet country with police state. Current neoliberal regime holds strong positions. For already 14 years the country is run by one and the same person – Alexander Lukashenka, who used to be a populist, but now is openly pursuing antisocial reforms.

The Blame Game in Gaza: Covering for Israel, Concealing War Crimes (tags)

Israeli war crimes in Gaza

new century war: by Frank, Johnson, George Zhibin Gu (tags)

is global financial crisis leading to a new war? Why is a new world order troublesome? How to move to the next stage world finance, economy, management, jobs, politics and competition in light of emerging giants China, India? Get provocative thoughts from 3 educators Chalmers Johnson, Andre Gunder Frank, and George Zhibin Gu.

Venezuela: No concentration of power is ever revolutionary (tags)

*As Chavez attempts to allow indefinite presidential reelections for himself by way of the approval of the Referendum for Constitutional amendment, anarchists publish this declaration, which is also the Editorial of El Libertario #55, January-February 2009 (now on line, in Spanish www.nodo50.org/ellibertario).

The center won't hold any more (tags)

Philip S. Golub is a journalist and lecturer at the University of Paris.

Ten Suggestions for Leftist Engagement in 2008 (tags)

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

mesage from atmos (tags)

Our connection to you is stronger than ever, as your energies reach up and join with ours. The result is that the strength of the Light upon Earth is permeating all around it, affecting the dark energies and lessening their power

Global economy collapsing along with the world financial system (tags)

Conditions are going to get considerably more difficult for Americans. Chapman says in 2 years 25% to 38% of all Americans will be out of work and living or waiting outside homeless shelters for a place to sleep. Tens of thousands including the elderly or single women and children will be homeless and hungry.

Long march to freedom (tags)

[ Like non-whites and women, queers must keep marching on a very long road.] .....

Jeremy Scahill: This (Old) News Just In... Obama Doesn't Plan to End the Iraq Occupation (tags)

The New York Times is reporting about an "apparent evolution" in president-elect Barack Obama's thinking on Iraq, citing his recent statements about his plan to keep a "residual force" in the country and his pledge to "listen to the recommendations of my commanders" as Obama prepares to assume actual command of US forces. "At the Pentagon and the military headquarters in Iraq, the response to the statements this week from Mr. Obama and his national security team has been akin to the senior officer corps' letting out its collective breath," the Times reported. "The words sounded to them like the new president would take a measured approach on the question of troop levels."

Swimming Up Stream (tags)

Somebody had to offer a calm and serene response even though this will have to swim up the powerful stream of hopes raised by Obama in the international public opinion...

Continuing, Unrelenting Terrorism and Mumbai (tags)

Terrorism caused by nation-states is vastly greater in scope and causes many more casualties than that caused by individuals or groups of individuals even though that caused by indivduals receives much more corporate attention and condemnation.

Damning the Flood (tags)

A brilliant review of a new book on Haiti.

Live, Love, Unite!" (tags)

live love unite follow your heart and make it right

Israel's Slow-Motion Genocide in Occupied Palestine (tags)

a decades long policy

Hope in Common, by David Graeber (tags)

We seem to have reached an impasse. Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart.

UNITED STATES TO BECOME INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP. (tags)

URGENT ACTION ALERT! Condemned by health and environmental groups across the country, GNEP means foreign nuclear waste imported and "reprocessed" in the USA. This is a national issue! We need a big national outcry!!! Washington, Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, South Carolina, and all our sister states! With Cold War nuclear sites thirty years behind on clean-up, the US must not import more foreign nuclear waste!

Not "Fascism or Obama": Fascism and Obama (tags)

It is all too obvious that anti-fascism renounces revolution. But anti-fascism fails exactly where its realism claims to be effective: in preventing a possible dictatorial mutation of society. The fight for a democratic state is inevitably a fight to consolidate the state, and far from crippling totalitarianism, such a fight increases totalitarianism's stranglehold on society.

PROP. 8 DEMO. OVERVIEW OF SILVERLAKE TO HOLLYWOOD AND HIGHLAND 11/8/08 (tags)

Something really strange happened in the street last night. I don’t know if it was due to the “whiteness” of the crowd, to the fact that there is money in the gay community which potentially gives it power, or maybe it's the fact of the incoming president elect Obama with his promises of “something new”. I don’t understand and can only guess. But the fact is ….the cops backed off last night, and in all scores of demos, anti-war protests, pro-immigrant rallies, and every other kind of social-justice activity I have covered and participated in I have never seen that happen.

The Vote – A Blank Check for State Power (tags)

Voting is wrong!

The American Patient (tags)

Capitalism changed into "finance-driven" capitalism. The profit rates for industrial capital fell in the past decades. Washington could be paralyzed under the debt yoke like Japan in the early 1990s. After decades of market idolization, the US has rediscovered political power.

Reviewing Zionism, Militarism and the Decline of US Power (tags)

The destructive nexus between Zionism and militarism.

Venezuela: National Security = Personal Insecurity (tags)

* This Editorial from El Libertario (#54, September-October 2008, Venezuela) examines – from the current Venezuelan perspective – how authoritarian power builds its own security upon the destruction of collective security.

California Proposition 7: Redefining Renewable Energy to Concentrate Power (tags)

The control of scarce resources is a time-tested method of concentrating wealth and power. Although renewable energy resources are not scarce, the paradigm shift in public understanding about the fundamental differences between renewables and fossil fuels is only beginning. By subsidizing the building massive permanent infrastructure to control the collection and distribution of renewable energy, Proposition 7 will starve investment in distributed renewables needed to democratize the energy economy. Meanwhile, that centralized, permanent infrastructure will provide profit centers for a few corporations at the expense of everyone else.

Why Socialism? (by Albert Einstein) (tags)

This essay was originally published in the first issue of Monthly Review (May 1949).

Signs that lie, signs that say nothing (tags)

Signs everywhere. Signs that lie! Signs that say nothing! Signs everywhere.

Chile's September 11 (tags)

( Note: In the Philippines during the 20 years reign of Marcos, September 11 is marked by ostentatious cerwemonies marking the birthday of the dictator most specially during his 14-years dictatorship from 1973-1986. But on Sept 11, 1973, when the coup de tat was launched in Chile it cast a giant shadow on the dictatorship and the primacy of armed struggle against the martial law was upheld. The AJLPP decided to print a version of this article that was first published in the September 2006 issue of Socialism and Liberation magazine. Let everyone remember and never forget the dark days of US-imposed dictatorships in Chile and the Philippines.) ********

“The world could be radically different and it’s time we start talking about real change” (tags)

Sunday, August 24, at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theater in Denver, 300 people gathered to hear speeches by prominent representatives of the movements against the war, repression, and torture of the Bush regime. The following is an edited transcript of a talk given by Sunsara Taylor at this Evening of Conscience.

FREE RANDALL ECHANIS! (tags)

We, Filipino Americans in the United States are aghast at the height of callousness of the Department of Justice as it issues statements that shows its impartiality towards a former government official who is going to be deported by the US government while it wields a heavy hand on a peace consultant of the NDF in the Philippines. We, in the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemn the defiance of DOJ and the PNP in its insistence on not transferring Randall Echanis from the Manila City Jail to Camp Crame. This recycled policy of treating political dissidents like common criminals is a worn-out Marcosian tactics being used now by the US-Arroyo regime.

Chris Bricker: Organizing for Prop. 7 (tags)

San Diego activist Chris Bricker organizes for Proposition 7, on the ballot this November 4, to force utilities to purchase 50 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2025. He talks about the reasons he signed on the campaign — and why utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison are pumping millions of dollars into phony "grass-roots" campaigns to defeat it.

Facts for Working People (tags)

Labors Militant Voice (LMV) publishes a newspaper which aims to talk to the working class about issues effecting us. August issue: Why Gas Prices are so High, How to Apply for a Government Bail Out, Strikers in South Africa chant "Eat the Rich" and Why we Need a Workers Party Now.

Twilight of the Psychopaths (tags)

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it." John Lennon, before his murder by CIA mind-control subject Mark David Chapman

Blockades: Acts of War (tags)

Washington threatens a naval blockade against iran.

Corporate Media Bash New Chavez New Enabling Law Decrees (tags)

Corporate media denigrate Venezuelan democracy.

Negative Image: Robert Mugabe through the Lens of Western Propaganda (tags)

If you ever wondered how you came to know what you know about Zimbabwe, here is your chance to find out.

Best Political Documentary of the Year (tags)

A Message to You from Mary (tags)

Dear Ones, I have not come forth to teach you anything new, nor to show you THE WAY or THE TRUTH, for that is within each of you and always has been. I simply come to stir recognition to some long forgotten memories

The Evilness of Power: new anarchist documentary-video collage (tags)

An examination of the effects of power and hierarchy on individuals, society and the world at large. It highlights the potential of online video for activists on a low budget.

Spiritual Counsel (tags)

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

U.S. Senate Voted Bury 1st and 4th Amendments (tags)

It is now Free Speech in America “if you—Dare!

Today—U.S. Senate Votes Whether to Shoot Down 1st and 4th Amendments (tags)

If this Act is passed, it will be Free Speech in America if you—Dare!

Direct Action for Direct Democracy: Shut Down the Republication National Convention (tags)

POG adopts Sector 1 and will blockade 7th and Wall Streets

U.S. Senate Spy Bill—Locked and Loaded to Shoot Down 1st and 4th Amendments (tags)

More frequently U.S. Senators can been seen on Television reading sections of HR 6304 which they claim will protect lawful persons in the U.S. from being targeted by government wiretaps. Not mentioned by the Senators, is that THE FISA AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2008 has a low level of “probable cause” that will permit Government to wiretap U.S. phone calls, faxes and emails.

Life is Gift, not Possession (tags)

In "Kaspar Hauser," Jacob Wassermann describes a town suffering under a long drought. With the wells dry, the town becomes enmeshed in violence and recrimination until a little boy plays so beautifully on his flute that water rises again in the wells.

How Much Democracy is Left? (tags)

Politics no longer determines the econmy; the mammoth econmy defines politics. The US has long been a plutocracy instead of a democracy and has prescribed this system of capital rule for the whole world. Capital rule is always central rule

Passed HR 6304 Domestic SPY AMENDMENTS—choke 1st Amendment Rights (tags)

House SPY AMENDMENTS—State, Persons Exercising 1st Amendment Rights “may be Considered” Agents of a Foreign Power.

Deregulated Markets and Alternative Economics (tags)

In the last ten years there was more speculationthan ever, more than before the 1930 worldwide economic crisis. A policy of deregulated financial markets made this possible. That real investment profits turn out relatively small encourages the speculation tendency.

London to Geneva Peace Walk, May 2008 (tags)

We have been in France for 28 days, and over a month since the walk began. We have had huge support from not just local people but globally the walk has been joined by people from Japan, Canada, German, France, Italy, Australia, Sweden, Scotland, England, Niger & the United States of America.

London to Geneva Peace Walk, May 2008 (tags)

We have been in France for 28 days, and over a month since the walk began. We have had huge support from not just local people but globally the walk has been joined by people from Japan, Canada, German, France, Italy, Australia, Sweden, Scotland, England, Niger & the United States of America.

The Seven Energy-Related World Crises (tags)

The market is not total, absolute and self-healing but a tool helpful after we decide what kind of society we want. The state has a social nature and can't be only a power and security state or treasure chest for the super-rich and special interests.

Solidarity and revolt across borders (tags)

Greetings to all friends, to all those who are not resigned to the situation in which we live: police occupation of the streets, of the cities, raids, deportations, arrests, daily difficulties, the dispossession of our lives; the situation that pushes us to cede a major part of our lives to the bosses of every genre, to those who preside over our destinies, to power. If we've taken the road of revolt, it's for all these reasons, to retake the power over our lives, for the freedom to live.

Is Bush the Lesser a Psychopath? (tags)

Seriously.

Executive Signing Statements (tags)

Pharaoh Bush - Let My People Go

ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative) Has Brought Nicaragua out of Darkness (tags)

Nicaraguan foreign minister Samuel Santos explains how twice as many children are in school one year after the new government assumed power. Nicaragua now exports beans instead of importing beans. The South is helping itself.

Frances Fox Piven's "Challenging Authority" (tags)

Advancing disruptive social protests for change.

"Sighs, Signs and Significance: A Theological Hermeneutics of Nature" (tags)

How exciting to hear Prof Moltmann describe nature as a language and partner!

May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports (tags)

On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.

Struggling for the autonomy of Venezuela’s social movements (tags)

* This editorial comes from issue #53 (May-June 2008) of El Libertario, a Venezuelan anarchist voice of ideas and proposals for action. It confirms our commitment to autonomous social mobilization, which has already begun to express itself through concrete struggles from below, as in the recent steelworkers conflict.

Something smells different in Cuba (tags)

ººº With respect to the situation in Cuba these past few weeks, the Cuban Libertarian Movement – MLC (affinity group of Cuban anarchists in exile) speaks up to answer the unknowns and the challenges facing Cuban society. Ours is the voice of uncompromising commitment to freedom, equality and solidarity that has always been the sound of the Cuban anarchists.

Mainstream U.S. Media Controlled by Conservatives (tags)

A legion of conservative talk show hosts, pundits and media-watch groups pound away at the idea that the media exhibit an inherently "liberal" tilt

San Diego Earth Day Hosts Local Candidates (tags)

Though poorly attended, the candidates' debates at San Diego's Earth Day in Balboa Park April 20 offered useful insights into how the aspirants for mayor, third district city councilmember and city attorney might use their jobs to help protect the city's environment — or not.

Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part I (tags)

A superb book on recent Haitian history.

Six Years Ago: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (tags)

the importance of the peoples' uprising in April 2002 that returned Hugo Chavez to power (http://amleft.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_amleft_archive.html#1824647354471283476)

divine inspiration (tags)

from me and the book of truth it is say the one who falow the spirit shall become imortal.we all have the power of creating the reality we want. the pivot is the use of the law of atraction this universal law of life visualise you self in the place you want

AFSCME service workers demonstrate in Westwood too (tags)

Westwood & Wilshire was closed down Westwood & Wilshire was closed down Thursday a few hours by groups of green-shirted AFSCME chanting sign holders - But with police action deterring all traffic elsewhere the streets were bare

Giving, Forgiving and Sharing (tags)

The daily bread for "us" depends on all of us becoming free from debts. Jesus' Sermon on the Mount urges a change in power and change of the system. "You cannot serve God and mammon." The daily bread is lacking for many of us where money is the all-determining idol mammon.

ON THE LANDSLIDE OF COMMON GROUND (tags)

ON THE LANDSLIDE OF COMMON GROUND, or THE INEVITABLE DECLINE OF GOD AND FINANCE. JML http://situationist.gq.nu

Top-Ranking CIA Operatives Admit Al-Qaeda is a Complete Fabrication (tags)

Politicians now promise to protect us from dangers we cannot see. Neoconservatives created a phantom enemy. In a disillusioned age, enemy creation is a power rewarding those with the darkest nightmares.

Crisis Over Teheran's Alleged Nuclear Plans Nearing Climax (tags)

Crisis Over Teheran's Alleged Nuclear Plans Nearing Climax

Emmanuel Reynaud - Holy Virility. The social construction of masculinity (tags)

Emmanuel Reynaud argues that it is within men's grasp to reject power relations and begin to behave in a way that is neither hierarchical nor exploitative. What is needed is a radical change in men's relationships both with women and with other men.

South American anarchists and anti-militarists say NO to war (tags)

* The threat of armed conflict involving the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela has mobilized anarchists and anti-militarists across the continent, in words and in action, to repudiate what would be a monstrous aggression by state powers against our peoples. Below there are two documents that call for struggle against this evil.

Security is not War, Torture and Terror (tags)

"The swan that floats and doesn't sink represents the intransitory in the transitory." (Heidegger) "Truth is the first casualty in war." (Aristotle) "Every war has two losers." (Wm Stafford) We are called to resist the normalization of war and the militarization of foreign policy.

ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)

In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor organizations throughout the United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!

Venezuela 2008: A libertarian proposal for the current situation (tags)

* The Collective Editorship of El Libertario, www.nodo50.org/ellibertario, expounds its vision of which path to follow in the current situation in Venezuela, summed up in the slogan, “Against the (B)oligarchy, demagoguery and corruption: Autonomous struggle of the underdogs!

Barack Obama and the "End" of Racism (tags)

Obama doesn’t represent peace – he represents an expansion of war and the power of Empire. He’s even more extreme on this than Bush himself, except in his public rhetoric. He doesn’t represent the real and legitimate needs, desires and hopes of Black people - he refuses to speak openly of the most fundamental issues affecting Black people. He doesn’t represent the “end of racism,” but the perpetuation of oppression in a new guise.

Fidel Castro: What I wrote on Tuesday 19 (tags)

That Tuesday, there was no fresh international news. My modest message to the people of Monday, February 18 had no problem being widely circulated. I began to receive news from 11:00 a.m. The previous night I slept like never before. My conscience was at rest and I had promised myself a vacation. The days of tension, with the proximity of February 24, left me exhausted...

Obama: The “Best Face” For Imperialism (tags)

Sullivan writes that a (ruling class) “consensus” agenda for endless war and increased repression will be in effect regardless of who is president. He challenges the reader to pick who could best implement all this in the face of global isolation and profound domestic alienation. And, in the process, he sheds light on the real role of elections in this society.

F. William Engdahl's "A Century of War" (tags)

An epic work on the importance of oil.

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire (tags)

Murdock media lies and deceit.

Greenpeace promotes privatization, blows off birds (tags)

Remember "turtles & teamsters"? Indymedia readers, environmental & political activists have struggled against the corporate privatization of the commons for years. It's a sad testament when groups like Greenpeace and others find themselves promoting capitalist moneymaking schemes that reduce the commons to an industrial sacrifice zone.

Vietnam Comparisons (tags)

Nixon was elected in 1968 because he loudly broadcast he had a "secret plan" to end the war in Vietnam. He knew the war could not be won any more but together with Kissinger delayed the withdrawal for six years to achieve an "honorable" peace.

Using Bhutto for Imperial Gain (tags)

Bhutto killed for imperial gain

COLLAPSE OF THE US DOLLAR (tags)

Imagine being sent forward in time from 1967 to 2007. Instead of gas costing 25 cents a gallon, it's $2.50. A decent home, intead of costing $15,000, costs $250,000 or more.

College of Christ Consciousness (tags)

THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE TEACHING OF SACRED KNOWLEDGE FROM MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS

Reviewing David Edwards and David Cromwell's Guardians of Power (tags)

A powerful critique of the dominant media

The Cart in the Speculative Mud (tags)

Liberalizing markets leads to instability, not growth. Developing and thresholdc countries suffer grievously through US speculation. The New Year is a time to abandon myths of American exceptionalism and corporate beneficence, mending our own pockets and footprints.

Bush's Watergate (tags)

The publication of the new NIE represented a Declaration of Independence of professional secret service analysist who were made absolute fools by the neoconservatives in the past decades. Journalist Saul Landau described the new NIE as Bush's Watergate.

Troubles in Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination and Its Implications (tags)

“She who rides the tiger ends up in it.” The tragic death by assassination of Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan highlights the failure of American foreign policy. For a person who was cultivated by the personal diplomacy of America and beholden to Anglo-American policy – promising to support the US against al-Qaeda and the unlimited use of Pakistan nuclear power in the service of America, Benazir Bhutto was foremost a willing American puppet. Her political opportunism stemmed from her desire to vindicate herself and to be in power as prime minister for the third time, and underscores the weakness of US diplomacy that was based on personality, populism and charisma

Traces of the Authoritarian Personality in the Three Abrahamic Religions (subtitle of enti (tags)

We will examine whether terror is institutionalized in the psychology of some religions. There are many interesting and provocative ideas discussed. Arguably, this work is as controversial as it is timely. Such an intelligence estimate, if you will, would not have been written had it not related to many important and critical political issues and crises of our day (particularly as related to dominant “cultural clashes” as so framed by various think-tanks). But this work also significantly relates to political theory, history, criminal justice, jurisprudence, as well as social and political psychology etc.

The Power of Fossil (tags)

A redirection toward regenerative sources of energy is our ownly option. A conversion of energy production and a change of our way of life are indispensable. Energy autonomy is only possible with smaller units and democratic procedures of self-determined energy policy.

Holiday Season Hypocrisy (tags)

Consumerism corrupts the holiday season.

Two coal burning energy plants planned for NV (tags)

Should additional coal plants be constructed in Ely, Nevada? What are the risks to the ecosystem, and contributions to global warming from burning coal?

Ransmayr Attacks Bush's Permission for Barbarism (tags)

Ransmayr spoke of a strategically fomented panic that seizes all democratic societies in our day, making the abolition of civil rights, offensive war and mass murder seem inevitable as self-defense measures.

Ron Paul and the Employer/Employee Relationship (tags)

Ron Paul's Blimp is Flying High — How About His Reputation Among Working People?

The Legality of Justice Versus Blind Faith (tags)

Are political guarantees just so man words on paper to be used for political speeches? Who is ultimately responsible for enforcing principles of law in a republic? Given the reality that justice is very much a human concept, what can people presume, if anything, about such abstract words as “justice” and “fairness: before the law? What informs these legal meanings that people too often take for granted? Dedicated to the prisoners at Guatanamo who are or were innocent and to their lawyers who are attempting to bring justice to bear.

Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.

LAquaker (tags)

HEARING RED WITHOUT BLACK OR GREEN ANYWHERE

History, Sublime, Terror: Notes on the Politics of Fear (tags)

"The new powers of violence that are out of the box after 1945 belong to the state. They are properties and prerogatives of the modern nation-state."

"A People Under Fire" (tags)

VENEZUELA, whose people inherited from Bolívar ideas that transcended their time, now face an international dictatorship a thousand times more powerful than the Spanish colonial power and the newly-formed republic of the United States, which, via Monroe, proclaimed its right to the continent’s natural resources and the sweat of its people.

Santa Barbara Hosts Another Really Really Free Market (tags)

Sunday November 25 marked the 7th Really Really Free Market in Santa Barbara.

Philippine Military report says it can’t defeat NPA by 2010 (tags)

The cat is out of the bag. Finally,the Philippine military, the Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP) has admitted it had limited success in destroying the firepower of communist insurgents, putting it way behind the target of wiping out the rebellion by 2010, a classified military report said. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is also the AFP Commander in Chief, has said she wants the communist New People’s Army (NPA) largely defeated by the time she steps down from power in June 2010. She announced it after she “won” the hotly contested elections of 2004.

Reese Erlich: Stopping the War on Iran (tags)

Journalist Reese Erlich, author of "The Iran Agenda," spoke to a San Diego audience November 17 about the prospects for a U.S. attack on Iran. He exposed the lies being told to justify sucn an attack but also suggested the U.S. government might be backing away from the brink.

Philippine Military report says it can’t defeat NPA by 2010 (tags)

The cat is out of the bag. Finally,the Philippine military, the Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP) has admitted it had limited success in destroying the firepower of communist insurgents, putting it way behind the target of wiping out the rebellion by 2010, a classified military report said. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is also the AFP Commander in Chief, has said she wants the communist New People’s Army (NPA) largely defeated by the time she steps down from power in June 2010. She announced it after she “won” the hotly contested elections of 2004. But an assessment report seen by Reuters said “ the military was not winning enough victories against the NPA, which despite the collapse of communism worldwide, continued to strike a chord with poor Filipinos angered at widening inequality at home.”

Thanksgiving Hypocrisy (tags)

Exposing the Thanksgiving myth

Breakdown in the Technosphere (tags)

The power failure in August 2003 was due to the investment behavior of the electricity supplier. Economic deregulation, competition and profit fixation prevented modernization of the infrastructure.

INSURGENTES against Venezuela´s constitutional reform (tags)

* Various organizations and individuals within Venezuela, each with a history of social struggle and each bringing with them diverse proposals from the anti-authoritarian and critical left, have assembled in the space of INSURGENTES (INSURGENTS) to forge a position against the proposed constitutional “reform” offered by the republic’s President, Hugo Chavez Frias.

CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL! First National Convergence of the Movement for a Democratic Society (tags)

It was a hectic week for activists in Chicago. There was the Select Media Festival, a Teaching for Social Justice Conference, a SNCC commemoration, the Humanities festival, a National Convention to End the Death Penalty, and Bob Brown’s law-suit against the corporations. Not least, the Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) held its first national convergence at Loyola University, from November 8 through 11 with the participation of the newly inspired SDS, Students for a Democratic Society.

Battle of the Board at KPFA in Northern CA (tags)

from KPFA in Northern California. Two letters on the election for the Local Station Board at KPFA

Our Man in Islamabad (tags)

Washington support for second Musharraf coup.

Venezuela: Reforms take away what is gained through the struggle (tags)

*This is the editorial of the latest edition of El Libertario(Venezuela, #51, November 2007, now available -in spanish- in www.nodo50.org/ellibertario) in which this mouthpiece of Venezuelan Anarchism set outs its position with regard to the Constitutional Reforms which the current Government seeks to impose on this country.

new film "The power of Oaxaca's people" by Contraimagen (tags)

by contraimagen

Cell Phone Jammers (tags)

Devices Enforce Cellular Silence, Sweet but Illegal and can be had for $150

The Sun Sets Early on the American Century (tags)

This article appeared in: Le Monde diplomatique, October 2007. Sometimes hope comes from outside the bubble, outside the myopia dnde enforcede confo9rmity!

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.

Reviewing James Petras' "Rulers and Ruled in the US Empire" (tags)

An in-depth review of James Petras' important new book.

New video shows how government “data-mining” harms privacy (tags)

"FBI Unbound: How National Security Letters Violate Our Privacy" is being shown in towns across the U.S. this fall -- especially on October 26, the anniversary of the PATRIOT Act.

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Being “Guarded” by Israel (tags)

American supporters of Israel were delighted to learn that an Israeli company, Magal Security Systems-owned in part by the government of Israel-is in charge of security for the most sensitive nuclear power and weapons storage facilities in the United States.

Shifting Targets (tags)

The power of love is greater than the love of power. The power of nonviolence is greater than the power of irrational violence.

Overthrow the Government (tags)

Bush wants to increase spying on Americans.

America and Venezuela - Constitutional Worlds Apart (tags)

Real democracy in Venezuela compared to the fake kind here.

Frank Moore's Presidential Campaign Speech Last Night (tags)

Last night, 2008 Presidential candidate Frank Moore delivered a campaign speech to an enthusiastic crowd of seniors, staffers and youth at the Claremont House retirement community in Oakland, CA. The text of his speech follows. Moore’s campaign has gained increasing popularity and media attention over the summer. He is considered one of the most interesting alternative candidates for President, and was just interviewed by London's The Independent for this very reason.

tactical offensives from within strategic defensive (tags)

reverse the political inertia

Book Review: Peter Gelderloos' How Nonviolence Protects the State (tags)

Read the review that Peter Gelderloos called "assinine and misleading" and Chuck O called "Bill White Lite." Try to read Pete's book too. It's fucking hilarious. Don't miss out on what 1100 other anarchists have already read!

SAVE WALL ST WITH LASCAR EV (tags)

Dr. Michio Kaku and Stephen Hawking worry about the darnedest things that tend to scare tards yet scheming springs eternal and Silicon never rusts. The Dr. confused miniaturization for advancement when he speculated that "quantum electronics" might spell an end to the usefulness, tool set, and skills in Silicon Valley. The technology considered here could also save WALL STREET, the valley and the human race.

Boycott Israel (tags)

Israeli firm Solel contracts to build world's largest solar park in California

Reviewing Ferdinand Lundberg's "Cracks in the Constitution" (tags)

Revealing the truth about the US Constitution and its framers.

America: COUNTDOWN to DICTATORSHIP by STEALTH - only 14 days left! (tags)

Bush Outlaws All War Protest In United States Bush Executive Order: Criminalizing the Antiwar Movement http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=6377 Yet there is NOT ONE WORD of this in the MSM or Congress! Why not?

Global Warming Destroys Maple Sugar Industry (tags)

Global warming is the most serious threat facing planet. We have an opportunity, and an obligation, to lead in solving this global crisis by investing in clean and safe electricity, efficient buildings and a less polluting transportation system.

Venezuela: Interview with El Libertario (tags)

* Interview with indonesian anarchist journal EMPTY HEAVEN - May 2007 (http://otonomis.org/ -- EMPTY HEAVEN collective website; http://pustaka.otonomis.org/ -- indonesian anarchist/autonomist archive). More info in english & spanish about El Libertario: www.nodo50.org/ellibertario

Reviewing Michael Parenti's "Democracy For the Few" - by Stephen Lendman (tags)

America's democracy serves only the privileged.

A Short Introduction to Marx's Das Kapital (tags)

Marx’s analysis of capitalism, unlike bourgeois accounts, is conducted from a historical perspective. In other words, Marx was keenly aware that during the march of history, one economic system, because of internal, irreconcilable contradictions, has been replaced by another until it too falls victim to similar contradictions. Of course, when one is born and matures within a single economy and lacks knowledge of any other system, one tends to take one’s own for granted, believing that it will persevere forever. A historical perspective has the advantage of forcing us to rise above the provincial perspective that assumes economic systems are eternal. We survey from above the vast array of systems that have played their fleeting role on history’s stage. For this reason, Marx’s analysis of capitalism is specifically written with the purpose of unveiling its inner contradictions so that the possibility of its demise stands boldly in relief. This runs directly opposed to bourgeois portrayals of capitalism as “natural” and hence as unalterable as the law of gravity itself.

Bush's America versus Hitler's Germany? (tags)

...but the American people have no such out or crutch to lean on in their passive enabling of the diasterous Bush dictatorship.

green vs green (tags)

On a cool spring morning a quarter century ago, a place in Pennsylvania called Three Mile Island exploded into the headlines and stopped the US nuclear power industry in its tracks. What had been billed as the clean, cheap, limitless energy source for a shining future was suddenly too hot to handle.

The Economy of Bread Allone and the Economy of Enough (tags)

Jesus' discipleship demands seeing through the economy of bread alone or structural egoism and not submitting.. The economy of bread alone, the economy of hoarding and riches of a few costs the soul and freedom.

The Power of Dignity: Rethinking Globalization (tags)

Globalization is a creative challenge, not a fate.. People conscious of the power of their dignity gain freedom to act to create more just living conditions.. Only when my enemy has a dignified place can I live in peace.

Iran Nuclear Conflict Is About U.S. Dominance (tags)

"Donnelly's analysis of the issue of Iran and nuclear weapons, published last October in the book "Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran", makes it clear that the real objection to Iran becoming a nuclear power is that it would impede the larger U.S. ambitions in the Middle East -- what Donnelly calls the administration's "project of transforming the Middle East".

Black and Bush (tags)

Bush statement on pardon for Lord Black

Competition and the Legal System (tags)

Competition is not always a fountain of economic development..Certain academic findings are dangerous for the functioning of norm systems. The critic becomes the delinquent. Several wicked mosquitos may be criticized, not mosquitos in general.

FILIPINA SENATOR ATTACKS ARROYO STATE TERRORISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Of distinguished progressive lineage, Senator Jamby Madrigal of the Philippines takes a principle stand critical of the Arroyo regime's bloody and brutal repression of Filipinos backed by the Bush neocons. This article provides a context for the Philippine crisis and Senator Madrigal's views on U.S. imperialism in the neocolony and its complicity with State-terrorist repression.

For a United Anti-War Movement (tags)

The world situation is characterized by extreme political, economic, social, and military instability. Humanity has entered an unprecedented period of wars, revolutions, and counter-revolutions. This is at root a reflection of the crisis of the world capitalist system, with the crisis of U.S. capitalism at its center. Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and the relentless pursuit of profits. This leads to vicious competition between rival capitalists for control of the world's natural resources, markets and labor. Under capitalism, national governments negotiate trade deals, use diplomatic pressure, and often resort to military force to defend the interests of "their" country's corporations.

Siege in New Hampshire (tags)

Did you hear about the armored tactical exercise in New Hampshire? Against a tax resister? Waco was a total cluster f**k so these exercises occur to serve as tactical refinement for incident control

Resource Wars - Can We Survive Them? (tags)

Resource wars will destroy all planetary life.

CANVAS and Freedom House linked (tags)

CANVAS,a suppose Gandhian non-violent site and Freedom House, linked as it is to the National Endowment for Democracy of infamous memory, are here shown to be linked CANVAS has been behind some of the recent pro-RCTV actions in Venezuela

America’s Robespierre: President George W. Bush? (tags)

There is a Robespierre-like clone residing in our White House! His name is George W. Bush. Thanks to a book by Dr. Justin A. Frank, entitled: “Bush on a Couch,” we know a lot more about him and his dysfunctional upbringing. Like Robespierre, Bush is a fanatic on both politics and religion. A “dry drunk,” he won’t seek treatment or own up to his responsibility for the Iraqi War. In the mold of a whacky Robespierre, he also sees himself as the liberator of Iraq!

Imperial Multilateralism in Crisis (tags)

For half a millenium, the West-first Spain and Portugal, then England and lastly the US-ruled the world. This position is now seriously put in question by the newcomers.. In reality the IMF and the World Bank are dominated by the US.

5th Generation Warfare (tags)

Information war. The not so silent, response to the manufactured 4th Gen. warfare of the pentagon which is a mere treatise of tactical response to civilian insurrection against an occupational force.

Political Fiefdoms Dig In (tags)

A look at the election outcome in some of the political turfs would show whether the geopolitical balance of power has changed without necessarily shaking the infrastructures of political dynasties in those areas. The clan of Macapagal-Arroyo has been in power for 58 years, broken only by the Marcos dictatorship. Even if the clan has spun out its political presence in Camarines Sur and Negros, it has a lot of damage control coming up what with the province of Pampanga - considered Mrs. Arroyo's bailiwick and father Diosdado's birthplace - going to a new governor,

Terrorism Defined (tags)

The real meaning of terrorism.

Breakdown FM_ Celebrating Malcolm X-Our Shining Black Prince (tags)

I'm still a Muslim. That is, my religion is still Islam. My religion is still Islam. I still credit Mr. Mohammed for what I know and what I am. He's the one who opened my eyes. ...

Democracy and its Enemy, Capitalist Globalization (tags)

The core problem of globalization is the dismantling of democracy. The elected are without power and those with power are not elected. The bonds between the generations burst. An absolute amoral individualism dominates in the most progressive states of capitalism.

THE US-ARROYO REGIME HAS NO CONCERN AT ALL FOR THE FILIPINO WORKERS (tags)

Today, the working class in the Philippines and the whole world commemorate International Workers' Day. This is in recollection and reaffirmation of the long history so far of the heroic struggle of the working class to claim their interests, rights at power against the rule, exploitation and oppression of the big capitalist class and their henchmen and instruments that are characterized by greed, rottenness, deceit and cruelty at their very core.

La Brea Tar Pits: A Metaphor for the America Republic? (tags)

President George W. Bush now has the power, thanks to a mostly cowardly Congress, to declare “Martial Law!” The Defense Authorization Act of 2006 gave him the green light. All he needs is a Reichstag-like incident and our Republic will be history. Like the animals who were trapped in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, it has been sinking for years. Author Chalmers Johnson is convinced the U.S. Empire is headed the way of Greece’s and Rome’s.

The Candidate of Oz (tags)

The closer Australia gets to the Federal election, the fewer the political differences between the two major candidates! The chances of opposition leader, Kevin Rudd becoming the next Australian prime minister have increased dramatically following his private dinner engagement with king maker, Rupert Murdoch in New York today. During his quick visit to the U.S., Rudd also addressed the Brookings Institution in Washington and confirmed that any negligible differences between his policies and Howard’s would be completely eradicated by the time of the election and that he was ready, willing and able to assume the ’position’ of lackey, sycophant and new governor of America’s newest colonial acquisition, Australia! [O Ned, you’re better off dead!]

SpiritHouse Launches campaign to end the image war against African American women (tags)

On the tails of the hurtful words of Don Imus, the Our Name is Our Own Campaign™ will target the systemic level of this habitual branding, and how it sabotages the work of social justice and obscures the vision for our common dreams. This grassroots campaign will be unveiled by Ruby Sales -- acclaimed civil rights activist, social critic, public theologian and history maker -- at the Lucy Florence Cultural Center located in Los Angeles, at 11am this morning. See below for press release.

OurName Is Our Own (tags)

a call to end image war against black women

Sleepless on Skid Row (tags)

Guilty of Being Homeless in America!?

Candaian Border Partrol Hostile To USA Informants (tags)

My name is Kurt Brown, alias Saint Ram Bone, I am being denied my right to stay in Canada for a vacation. I was a bank examiner for the FDIC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, a federal banking regulatory agency whose floors are covered

Bush: President of the United States or Dictator of the Free World (tags)

The President of the United States is not being held accountable for his actions, is claiming power that is clearly not his, and usurping the Constitution of the United States of America. Is he the President or a dictator?

Leaders Don't Kill People... (tags)

If I have my facts straight, George W. Bush has never killed a single person in his life. All the torture and death that people attribute to him has been carried out by people who were "only following orders."

Workers Know All About Capital Accumulation, Don't We? (tags)

It is within the pages of the main Bourgeois journals that we find the strongest confirmation of Marx's economic writings.

New World Order (tags)

A recent article brought home the shocking truth of today’s new world order by contrasting the social outrage expressed against Richard Nixon for his minor offence of a break and enter (Watergate) with today's social complacency in the face of half-a-million civilian dead in Iraq. The office of president of the USA has become an experimental position where corporate placed buffoons are allowed to reign ruin on the world. The “bouquet of flowers, mission accomplished, WMD, give war a chance”, administration has got it wrong from the start yet ‘bouquet’ Wolfowitz has been promoted to the president of the World Bank, where he continues to bungle and lose to other interests (China). The incompetent clown, Bush, remains president and the criminals who benefit remain behind the scenes profiting on the misery of others!

Fake Congressional Opposition to War (tags)

Congress again betrays the electorate

the secret of all secrets (tags)

the secret of all secrets

A LAWFUL MEANS OF BALANCING THE BUDGET (tags)

A Proposal that Would Require the Following Amendment to the Federal Constitution:

Freedom to Fascism: Outing the Constitutional Criminals (tags)

The purpose of the personal income tax is to redistribute wealth upward and to control the civil society. The purpose of the Federal Reserve is to redistribute the wealth upward and to control the civil society. The receivers of the redistributed wealth and the controllers of the society are the private owners of the Federal Reserve -- not the government.

A Review of Chalmers Johnson's Nemesis (tags)

A review of how the US is passing from a republic to tyranny

And Humpty Dumpty Had A Great Fall... (tags)

Minuteman Founder, Jim Gilchrist, Gets The Boot!

Cost of Solar Power Equal to Coal Now (tags)

The development at a South African University of a process to manufacture panels made with a much better material (CIGS) that generates electricity from sunlight at a lower cost than the silicone photo voltaic panels is what has been hoped for for decades. Solar power is no longer too expensive compared to coal plant generation.

Light’s on but Nobody’s home (tags)

The Light’s on but Nobody’s home

Chinese multinationals and globalization: insights on global business and politics (tags)

gain insights on China and globalization

Want to STOP Amerikan Fascism? Then STOP supporting it! Tax Rebellion 2007 (tags)

Then stop supporting it. Simply stop paying federal fees, taxes, debt and other ransoms from neo-feudalism. Starting now! Highway Blog, spray paint, banner drop, tell friends, call up family, shout it out to neighbors, leave leaflets at pubs and cafes, hand write it in big letters on that wall or across the window. "STOP THE WARS, NO MORE TAX PAYING!" "STARVE THE BEAST!"

UCSB Students Rise Up, Strike Against War & Block Freeway (tags)

Nearly 1,500 UCSB students, staff, faculty members, and local residents participated in a powerful and transformative strike against war on February 15th. The day culminated with a mass sit-in on Highway 217 -- the main freeway leading to campus -- that blocked traffic for roughly two hours, followed by a lock-down of the campus administration building, Cheadle Hall.

Greenpeace Wins UK Nuclear Victory (tags)

A top British judge struck a blow at Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations on Thursday, calling the government's consultation on nuclear power "inadequate" and "wrong."

Full Speed Against the Wind (tags)

"Whoever believes in continous growth in a finite world is either mad or an economist." (Kenneth E. Boulding)

Bush's budget priorities: war and the wealthy (tags)

Bush's budget priorities: war and the wealthy

BTL:Massive Antiwar Protest Underscores Movement's New Power (tags)

Report on antiwar protest in Washington, D.C. produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

AJLPP: GMA caused people's cynicism of People Power (tags)

On January 20, 2001, the people of the Philippines overthrew President Joseph Estrada and installed Vice President Gloria Macapagala-Arroyo, Six years after the EDSA 2 uprising that toppled President Joseph Estrada, the AJLPP-USA agroup in the US working for a just and lasting peace laments that the political situation turned to worse for the Filipinos.

Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)

Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.

Holiday Hyposrisy (tags)

The corruption of US holidays for patriotism and profit.

Outing the Constitutional Criminals (tags)

The purpose of the personal income tax is to redistribute wealth upward and to control the civil society. The purpose of the Federal Reserve is to redistribute the wealth upward and to control the civil society. The receivers of the redistributed wealth and the controllers of the society are the private owners of the Federal Reserve -- not the government.

Theology of Tenderness (tags)

The weakness of God is stronger than men (1Cor1,25). The soft will overcome the hard (Lao-Tse)..What is usually regarded as important in the world fades into insignifi-cance. Here tenderness is subversion! The last becomes first and the first becomes last

New Radio-essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Here are several new radio essays by black death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, including this first one about the new US Congress. Abu-Jamal's case it at a critical juncture with oral arguments expected any month. After these, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to grant Mumia a new trial.

A Life of Crime (tags)

The execution of the murderer, Saddam Hussein, by American organised criminals, via their proxies in Iraq, highlights the fact that criminals vying for power determine the course of the world. The coalition of Bush, Blair and Howard is directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians yet these leaders commit their crimes with impunity. The defining principle is not law (as is claimed) it is brute force! Economic and military power determines who is a ‘criminal’ and who is a ‘saviour’, regardless of the similarity of the acts committed.

Philippines - 2006 worst year for rights since Marcos (tags)

Political murders in the Philippines reached their highest level in 2006 since the toppling of dictator Ferdinand Marcos more than 20 years ago, human-rights activists say. More than 180 activists—including journalists, human-rights workers, leftwing politicians, trade unionists and lawyers—were assassinated this year for their criticism of those in power, they say. “An average of three extrajudicial killings are occurring every week in the country,” a Canadian human-rights team concluded recently after a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian nation. “A clear pattern of state-perpetrated politically motivated extrajudicial killings” was occurring in the country, the team said.

Pot Cultivation in Today’s America (tags)

It’s Official, marijuana represents the USA’s most lucrative locally grown product – at $200 billion/annum, corn, wheat and potatoes are chicken feed. While U.S. borders seep various powdered imports it’s good ol’ home grown pot that makes the bankers smile. The USA is drowning in contraband and the negative social ramifications of the neo-PROHIBITION of unenlightened conservative beliefs – when will they ever learn?

NoBorders - english version now available - videoclip (tags)

The videoclip is now finally available in english version and in wmv format.

Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)

Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY — ARE CHANGES AHEAD? (tags)

Many progressive Americans are hoping for a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy because President Bush lost control of Congress or after he leaves office — but the chances of this happening are not favorable.)

HUGE BREAKTHROUGH in Solar Technology! (tags)

South African solar research eclipses rest of the world

Pinochet is dead! It is time to kill the system that spawned him! (tags)

The fact that the death of Pinochet on Sunday sparked off celebrations in Chile and around the world should surprise no one. He was a hated figure, a living symbol of the real face of the bourgeoisie. In "normal" times the capitalists prefer to govern through "democratic" parliamentary means, so long as their fundamental interests are guaranteed. But the capitalist system cannot always guarantee that its interests can be defended through parliamentary means. History is full of examples where the bourgeoisie has preferred to do away with the niceties of "democracy"... Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Suharto... the list is endless.

Neo-Cons in Disarray (tags)

Washington today is characterised by neo-cons running for cover as reality presses in on their delusional world. It’s every psychopath and criminal for him/herself as uncertainty grips the culpable. Neo-cons and their support networks are abandoning the new American century (delusion) for the hard reality of rapid American decline and the very real prospect of facing war crimes tribunals. The recent utterings of arch-neocon, Richard Perle, attempting to lay blame on the imbecile, Bush, reveals panic at the highest levels; but it’s far too late to evade responsibility, the world is very familiar with the criminal perpetrators of the whole neo-con fiasco.

They say that the torture is effective (tags)

7/12/2006 - They say that the torture is effective. But it has been applied massively to hundred of migliaia of persons in Algeria, Vietnam, Latin America, and it has not prevented neither the defeat of the French colonial power, neither the umiliazione of the North American imperial power, neither the fall of the Latin American military dictatorships.

Big Brother and the Matrix (tags)

Without their will, people become instruments of the machine..The matrix does more than Big Brother.. the matrix is where Big Brother wants to be but cannot be - in the heads of people.

Shades of Imeldific as Cebu spiffs up for Asean summit (tags)

For many people in the central Phili­ppine island of Cebu, next week’s gathering of Southeast Asian leaders will be a hindrance rather than the economic blessing these sort of events are often dressed up to be. The presence of some 6,000 armed police and troops, stepped up security and road closures for many locals spell just one thing—”chaos.” From December 11 to 14, virtually all schools and government offices in Cebu City and the nearby towns of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu will close down for a four-day holiday for the duration of the summit.

The End of the Bush Dynasty (tags)

How George Bush hastened the demise of the Bush family political dynasty.

NOAM CHOMSKY AND GILBERT ACHCAR'S NEW BOOK - PERILOUS POWER (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S DISASTROUS POLICIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Information Control: The Disempowerment of America (tags)

“Information is power and whoever controls the information has the power.” This simple axiom applies today more than ever in America – with an addition to it. Whoever controls information access has the power to control the direction of our country, especially since the media are the most pervasive and omnipresent purveyors of information in the U.S. // © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved

Spirituality and Liberation: Segundo Galilea (tags)

Advent is a time of beginning as crisis can be a time to pause and gain new perspectives and priorities. We are called to be internation-alistas, to create a new language and a new mathematics. The world will be changed when people speak as Jesus spoke, in a way that scandalizes and attracts by its power

Feds let Navajo put power and water in their home after 40 years. (tags)

This almost sounds like some punishment god gave the people in the bible. Force them to live for 40 years with out water or power. But nope it ain't the mean old testement god, its Uncle Sam who showed up 40 years ago and said "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you"

Pelosi arrested (tags)

For anti Israeli activity

NY Congressman Charles Rangel wants to reinstate the draft. Is the draft constitutional? (tags)

So NY Congressman Charles Rangel wants to reinstate the draft. Is the draft, military conscription, or slavery which is really what it is constitutional? Let's take a walk thru the Constitution and Supreme Court decisions and check it out. Is slavery a constitutional method of supplying soldiers for the U.S. Military?

Venezuela, Elections 2006: Anarchists Speak (tags)

From the Commision of Anarchist Relations (Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas) and its organ El Libertario, we disseminate three texts in which we publically express our perspective on the upcoming Venezuelan elections of December 3, 2006.

THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE (tags)

THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY

A Case for Impeachment (tags)

When the people marched protesting against war and torture one of the demands was impeachment. Now that the new congress will be installed with a Democrat majority will the people still demand impeachment?

Proposals for APPO Congress (tags)

These proposals presented to the APPO Constitutional Congress held from Friday to Sunday, November 10-12, are based on traditional indigenous horizontal structures.

Inverted Values (tags)

An Australian corporate director who FAILED to perform was recently relieved of his position; he nevertheless was able to walk with a $30 million severance package. This case is not uncommon, directors who fail to perform ensure they win regardless of other factors. Public companies are milk cows for these unscrupulous types.

There is an elephant in the room. (tags)

Say nothing.

Rupert Murdoch clarifies Rulership (tags)

Not too long ago Rupert Murdock would have trounced anyone in his media group for letting the ‘cat out of the bag’ (stating plain truth). It was therefore with jaw-dropping amazement that a local Australian audience listened to Murdock plainly state that we should not allow a particular administration to affect our attitude to the United States. “Administrations come and go”, he said, inferring REAL POWER, which Murdock represents, continues unaffected by the whims of democratic process!

Philippines: Statement on the charge of rebellion (tags)

It is our patriotic duty to defend the area of freedom that people’s power had carved out in the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship. The best way to defend freedom is to exercise it. Responsible citizens cannot watch in silence as the minions of Mrs. Arroyo make a mockery of our democratic rights.

Barack (Osama) Obama unmasked: Another G.E. Bush-Clinton stooge (tags)

It can now be reported that the new US Media pet Barack Obama Democrat Illinois has amassed a 21 million dollar slush fund. The money is tied to Texas Tejas Security, a major backer of the Bush family. Barack Osama Obama is also tied to a Chicago Washington Based law firm Skadden Arps. What makes this scandalous is...

Notice to Activist: Two Acts must be revoked immediately! (tags)

NOTE TO FELLOW ACTIVISTS: the MOST PRESSING ISSUES TODAY are two bills that were signed into law on October 17, 2006. These new acts that were passed into law by congress -- The Military Commissions Act of 2006 and the John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007, trump any other issues out there today because these are the keys to ultimate tyranny. If these acts are NOT repealed we can kiss it all goodbye. I would suggest that we make this our first order of business and set aside all other none essential issues and focus on getting these repealed.

Pummeling the Victim (tags)

The terrible imbalance of power between the Israelis and Palestinians makes it impossible for Israel, regardless of which government is in power, to deal with the Palestinians in any way except through a lens of assumed moral, cultural, and racial superiority, as though military prowess equates with civilization and home-made rockets equate with savagery and a sub-human status.

Trilogy OF War? Voting Machine? Get Real, Bombs and Bullets Cast Ballots (tags)

When the bell fell, the liberty spilled out, in the form of blood of the Indian. Now it is our turn. Hells bells, they pretend we have an election, and I invite that death smell.

Stop LA City Council Power Grab: Vote NO Measure R (tags)

Stop LA City Council Power Grab: Vote NO Measure R

OAXACA Worldwide, Photos and text for flyer (tags)

Flyer to distribute to the unaware at marches and other Oaxaca solidarity actions. I was not able to upload typeset flyer, but below are the photos & text used if you want to use any. On the 8 x 10 flyer, the six photos from around the world are smaller than they appear here, about 1.5 x 1.5. The flyer includes a 3.5 x 5 photo of the girl confronting the PFP (Policia Federal Preventiva, Mexican Federal Riot Police), and a separate large poster was made just with her photo and the legend: the world is watching OAXACA November 2, 2006

Breast Month - Awareness or Deception? (tags)

Are Americans being lied to about the causes of cancer, breast and otherwise? This article summaries findings of those who say we are.

Schwarzenegger, Rove, Bush, and Fascism (tags)

Thinking about voting for Schwarzenegger--or not voting at all for Governor? Please refresh your memory about Schwarzenegger's family heritage, and please consider Schwarzenegger's own words: "I was always dreaming about very powerful people - dictators and things like that...people who could be remembered for hundreds of years."

POLLUTION OF THE MIND, THE WILLIE LYNCH SYNDROME (tags)

There is something wrong with the picture. The high incarceration rate of blacks, drug and alcohol addiction, black on black crime, the soaring rate of black students being suspended from school, expelled or dropping out. Why is this? Some would lead you to believe that this is typical behavior related to the Black race. To understand the present, we must and can not ignore the past.

THE SHAME OF THE NATION: A COLLECTIVE PERVERSION (tags)

THE COLLECTIVE PERVERSION OF THOSE IN HIGH PLACES IN THE US

Stop LA City Council Power Grab: Vote NO Measure R (tags)

Stop LA City Council Power Grab: Vote NO Measure R

Brazil: the perfect electoral crime (tags)

The election was totally clean? Was there fraud in the election? God only knows. And some corrupt ones, also. Specialists warn: the security and the allegiance of the result of the electronic ballot box are not fidiciary.

A New Movement is Born - Congratulations Democrats NOW Do Your JOB !! (tags)

Republicans have sold their souls and are unreachable by anyone who doesn't have millions for their campaign coffers. The Democrats appear to be poised to gain some power. We watched the Democrats allow the 2000 election to be stolen by allowing black voters to be disenfranchised in Florida. Did you see Farenheit 911? Not one Democratic Senator would stand up with the black caucus. I watched the Democrats stand by and leave Cynthia McKinney dangling when she found the courage to demand of Rumsfeld "Where's the $2.3 trillion you lost?" and "Investigate 9/11." So, where are we. We have a weak opposition party that has performed dismally. One that finally may gain some power. One that may not do anything with that power unless they wake up with 1 or 2 million demands from us citizens that something be done to change our country for the better forever. CongratulationsDemocratsNOWdoYourJob.com is a vehicle to make that happen.

Christian Political Leadership, Hypocrisy, Duplicity, and Purposeful Evil (tags)

If Christian leaders are going to go around attacking others for not living up to their professed values, it's a damn good idea to be truthful and actually walk the walk. Logs and motes in the eye, camels through the eye of a needle, glass houses, kettles and pots, and what goes around comes around, et al. Karma's a bitch when She finally decides enough is enough! This wouldn't have been so bad on Republicans if they hadn't been such arrogant hypocrites in order to corner the so-called values voters!

Drive Out the Bush Regime (tags)

Thursday's World Can't Wait march united immigrants, nurses, anti-war activists, opponents of torture, truth-seekers, and all those disaffected with the state of the union in a movement that burgeoned even as it walked down Broadway.

Brinkmanship Tactics or Coup D'Etat?: Removing Hamas (tags)

One could not but wonder whether the real Israeli-U.S.-backed provocateurs' aim is to bring about the downfall of both Abbas and Hamas in order to maintain and sustain a pre-Hamas comfortable status quo, where their interests and privileges are preserved and the interests of their backers are ideally served.

The Infallible Empire: Junking Habeas Corpus (tags)

The principle of habeas corpus is a demand that free people make toward state power. If free people are going to respect a state's power to lock people up, then that state must respect a free people's demand to see the causes and the evidence for any arrest.

Wars and Debts and Taxes, Oh My! (tags)

If my memory hasn't failed yet, it wasn't just the Republican Party that got us into this horrible mess. The Democrats voted for it as well, promoted it as a necessity, and even bombed Iraq on a regular basis throughout the 1990s; all the while aggressively supporting UN sanctions that resulted in over one million innocents dead.

Creditor instead of Citizen (tags)

Do the capital markets undermine democracy?

Irish Government rules out use of nuclear power (tags)

By Seán McCárthaigh of the Irish Examiner

Israel Sends in the Clowns: Debating the Lobby in Manhattan (tags)

The occasion was a "debate," hosted by the London Review of Books, on the question, "The Israel Lobby: Does it have too much influence on US foreign policy?"

PHILIPPINES: The worst regime post-Marcos (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) commemorates Martial Law with condemnation of worst regime post-Marcos.

The Power of the Oaxaca Commune (tags)

From Mexico

ANGELIDES REACHES OUT TO INDEPENDENT VOTERS (tags)

San Francisco, CA … September 21, 2006 … Gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides opened a new channel of outreach to independent voters this week via the IndependentVoice.org campaign. Angelides offered detailed answers to an 8-part questionnaire on political reform developed by IndependentVoice.org, a California organization which promotes the power of the state’s 3.6 million independent voters. Statewide polls show that independents, who currently make up 23% of registered voters, will likely be the determining factor in who wins the race for Governor this year.

Work Above Everything (tags)

Capitalist at the start of the 21st century set out to realize the utopia of a life without work-and cannot face this fact-because of its own inner pressures. Reducing working hours is crucial for lowering unemployemnt. Creating a social net is a precondition for sharing work

IMPERIALISM 101 - THE US ADDICTION TO WAR, MAYHEM AND MADNESS - PART I (tags)

THE US HISTORICAL PURSUIT OF GLOBAL DOMINANCE

Chomsky Fears 9/11 Debate (tags)

When questioned about his stance on the 9/11 issue, Chomsky timidly regurgitates the official line by saying that the version we are force-fed by the mainstream media is "pretty much what happened. He claims that he hasn't seen any "credible evidence" to suggest otherwise.

The Coming Collapse of Zionism (tags)

The Moral Bankruptcy of Israel's Founding Idea

The Moral Bankruptcy of Israel's Founding Idea: The Coming Collapse of Zionism (tags)

s it only observers outside the conventional mainstream who have noticed that by its murderous assault on Lebanon and simultaneously on Gaza, Israel finally exposed, for even the most deluded to see, the total bankruptcy of its very founding idea?

The Big Lie about `Islamic Fascism' (tags)

Now the neoconservatives are busy whipping up war against Syria and Iran to keep themselves in power and maintain the political dynamics of this 21st century revival of fascism.

In the last 6 years I have learned a lot (tags)

Adversity and necessity are good teachers.

The US Peace Movement and Hezbollah (tags)

Many peace activists may have felt somewhat bewildered by Hezbollah's smashing success in outfoxing and outfighting the Israeli army in southern Lebanon. Was it right to feel such a visceral satisfaction from these battles fought by a group that was also lobbing rockets at Israeli civilians? Where did we stand on Hezbollah, really? We who seek peace must ask ourselves if we have not also gone 'insane', expecting different results from actions that obviously haven't worked. To guard our optimism in the New World Order, we Americans will have to learn to see peace the way most Palestinians see it: as the inevitable fruit of resolute resistance to aggression and injustice.

Latuff continues to speak truth to power (tags)

Latuff, the left-radical political artist, continues to display courage and speak truth to U.S. and Israeli power. In this picture, the coward rabid pro-israel right wing chickenhawk is featured.

Nonviolent People Power on the Move in September 2006 (tags)

Direct Action Planned for September 26th & 27th at the U.S. Congress. Peace-loving people are moving to make nonviolent history in September 2006.

Radiant Future (tags)

"At the beginning of the 20th century, Germany was Europe's leading power but we made wrong decisions and experienced a total disaster.." (Joschka Fischer at the Teheran Center, August 2006)

The Bush Crime Familys War On America (tags)

3 generations.

THE YOKE OF ZION [The Fallout from Lebanon] - by Israel Shamir (tags)

Why the war? Leave small details to a future Plutarch; this is another round of battle for Palestine. Supported and supplied by their captive empire, the US, the Jews had all the weapons, all the ammunition, all the diplomatic support, when hubris-drunk they drove into disarmed and starved Gaza to kill off its last resisters and impose the Yoke of Zion. Who would disturb the lion of Judah roaring at his prey? And a tiny force from the Mount Lebanon said: we will. They attacked the all-powerful Jews; the hobbit pierced the sinew of Nazgul as he stooped to kill. The Israeli army roused from its prey turned north and lashed with all its might at the Hezbollah fighters. But they stood fast.

The Bush Crime Familys War On America (tags)

3 generations of scum...

BTL:Government/Industry Effort to Revive Nuclear Power is Misguided & Dangerous (tags)

Interview with Harvey Wasserman, author & energy activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Problems with Europe's nuclear plants raise worries just as the energy was gaining support (tags)

By Susan Sachs | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

Nuclear energy IS NOT CARBON NEUTRAL (tags)

by Simon Johnson

Largest U.S. Legal Group Challenges Bush Practice as Undermining Constitution (tags)

On January 24, 2006, the American Bar Association (ABA) issued a press release stating that, “Presidential signing statements that assert President Bush’s authority to disregard or decline to enforce laws adopted by Congress undermine the rule of law and our constitutional system of separation of powers…” The press release was publicizing a report by a blue-ribbon ABA task force which was created in June 2006 to examine the “changing role of presidential signing statements” under the Bush administration. On August 8, 2006, the ABA’s House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved the report by voting to call on President Bush and future presidents not to issue signing statements that claim the power to bypass laws, and it called on Congress to pass legislation to outlaw the practice.

BTL:Government/Industry Effort to Revive Nuclear Power is Misguided & Dangerous (tags)

Interview with Harvey Wasserman, author & energy activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Power and Powerlessness (tags)

Many fear Israel's terror machine encouraged by the pathological, indictable George W Bush. Might does not make right. Military logic is helpless in solving political conflicts. How sad the UN is instrumentalized to legitimate aggression!

COMMENTS ON HELEN CALDICOTT'S NEW BOOK NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT THE ANSWER (tags)

A POWERFUL INDICTMENT OF COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER AND WHY ITS USE MUST END.

U..S. exports fantasies and weapons systems (tags)

In fact, 20 of our top 25 arms clients in the developing world in 2003 were undemocratic regimes or governments with records as major human-rights abusers. All too often, U.S. arms transfers fuel conflict, give weapons to human-rights abusers or fall into the hands of our adversaries. Far from serving as a force for security and stability, these sales frequently empower unstable, undemocratic regimes.

Israel is to balme (tags)

Israel is drunk on it's power

Bombing Milk Factories, Grain Silos, Churches, Bridges,Bridges, s, Power Stations... (tags)

I wish, one day, that Israeli Jews could crest that ridge, and have their breaths taken away as the magic of Beirut unfolds below them. But they will never see the full beauties of the region they inhabit by dominating others militarily, and denying equal rights to Palestinian Christians and Muslims.

Doomsday Global Warming: Fact-Sheet / What To Do? (tags)

Tragic Climate Change is well underway and will worsen unto Doomsday if we do not take drastic measures to stop its progress. The development of clean, renewable and CHEAP Green Energy is indispensable. This has never been a difficult technical problem. The Problem is POLITICAL, necessitating a crucial political change -- Polluters' Power overridden by People's Power.

Apocalypse No! an indigenist perspective (tags)

THIS POST NEEDS TO BE CENTER COLUMN OR AT THE VERY LEAST "LOCAL NEWS."

Castro Cedes Power (tags)

Fidel Castro, 79, has reportedly ceded power to his bother Rau

Apocalypse No! (tags)

“The time of warnings, passive resistance and conformity is already passed. All of us are now confronted with an enormous challenge: SURVIVAL" - Council of Indigenous Elders and Priests of the Americas

Great soul of power (tags)

THE great soul of power extends far beyond states, to every domain of life, from families to international affairs. And throughout, every form of authority and domination bears a severe burden of proof. It is not self-legitimising.

Conspirators as Illuminati: Bush Administration as Juntocracy (tags)

A parallel or shadow government, a Cheney-Rumsfeld-Bush axis, was established.. Groups, offices and departments were elimi-nated and ad hoc groups formed.. The NSC was developed into a kind of parallel govern-ment.

"Missiles and Bombs Threaten the Future" (tags)

The spiral of vengeance is not a solution!.. Perhaps a change will come in the US; perhaps questions will be raised soon.. The attack itself was retaliation for the US policy of the "big stick," retribution for the "new world order" that creates so much poverty.

Israel, Lebanon, Palestinian Conflict (tags)

Public Education Campaigns in Israel are vitally needed to educate the Israeli Public to (1) the illusory threat of a free and independent Palestine, indeed how this would benefit Israel, and (2) the stain left on the Jewish heritage and soul of Israel by such aggression.

Another World is Possible! (tags)

Globalization from above is a barbaric system impoverishing the majority of people and destroying the earth. We need another economic globalization, a globalization from below in the interests of the earth and the poorest.

Populist #32 (tags)

Centralization and Popular Elections

Racism (tags)

Racism is "the belief that one 'racial group' is inferior to another and the practices of the dominant group to maintain the inferior position of the dominated group. Often defined as a combination of power, prejudice and discrimination."

On Jonathan Kozol's "Manifiesto" (tags)

The struggle for social justice can begin in schools, with a mass movement to take direct action in order to overcome racist high-stakes tests, and imperialist wars.

Earth First! blockades Virginia coal plant (tags)

Early this morning, activists with Earth First! and Rising Tide North America set up a non-violent blockade of American Electric Power's (AEP) nearly 50 year old Clinch River coal fired electric facility. Emitting millions of pounds of pollutants yearly, the Clinch River coal plant threatens the health and lives of thousands of downwind residents and the surrounding environment. Burning coal is not only a primary factor behind global climate change, but also drives the expansion of large scale strip mining. Large scale surface mining destroys forests, streams and communities as it alters the Appalachian landscape forever.

Generalissimo Bush: Clear and Present Danger to the Republic (tags)

A small-minded man in Italy once used fear of The Other, and an imperialist campaign of aggressive war in the Middle East, to become a Generalissimo and destroy a Republic. Now it’s happening here.

Is the Dollar Hegemony Ending? (tags)

The demand for dollars will fall significantly when oil is transacted in euros. The US must control its twin deficits and reduce its foot-print to keep the confidence of foreign credi-tors. Radical restructuring and removal of incompetent leadership could avert crash.

Thank you ( to the real Americans) (tags)

A quick note to thank the real Americans

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (tags)

On April 12th 2002 the world awoke to the news that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had been removed from office and had been replaced by a new interim government. What had in fact taken place was the first Latin American coup of the 21st century, and the world's first media coup...

Nazis and Neo-Cons: compare and contrast (tags)

It’s not uncommon to hear a left-leaning person denounce the Bush administration with a barrage of Nazi-related epithets. The slurs are typically blurted out in anger with little thought to evidence or validity. In fact, whenever analogies are made linking a person or current event to either the Nazis or Holocaust, accusatory responses of “exaggeration” and “slander” are usually justified; it is indeed immature to randomly compare anything to the machine of Nazism that took the innocent lives of so many. While taking this into full consideration, the following is nevertheless an attempt to make some unpleasant connections.

DIRTY SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE (tags)

HOW THE US FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ABUSED THE PUBLIC SINCE INCEPTION

DIRTY SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF HOW THE US FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ABUSED THE PUBLIC SINCE INCEPTION

Congress is Derelict. Replace It With People Who Take Their Oaths Seriously (tags)

The president has made a joke out of congress by his unbridled use of “signing statements” to invalidate laws. If Congress won’t stand up to this usurpation, it is signing its own, and the Constitution’s, death warrant.

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

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

COMMENTS ON JOHN PILGER'S NEW BOOK FREEDOM NEXT TIME (tags)

PILGER'S ACCOUNT OF COURAGEOUS PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR THEIR FREEDOM

The Power of the Israel Lobby (tags)

Its Origins and Growth

A Pound of Flesh (tags)

Ever read "The Merchant of Venice"? Well, imagine Uncle Sam is Shylock and Iran is Antonio. And imagine Portia is the World Court.

Populist #30 (tags)

Concerning Faithless Electors and Voter Turnout

New U.S. Maneuvers on Iran: Tactical Shifts, Escalating Threats, & Continued Danger of War (tags)

For the first time in over 25 years the U.S. government has agreed to negotiate directly with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The talks would also include Britain, France, and Germany and would focus on Iran’s purported nuclear weapons program; the U.S. will participate only if Iran first halts its uranium enrichment program.

The Left and the Israel Lobby (tags)

by Joseph Anderson

Overlooked Dimensions in the War on Terrorism (tags)

A right-on-target essay written in December, 2001. Five years later, it turns out to be 100% correct.

Attorney General Attacks Free Press and Separation of Powers Doctrine (tags)

On the weekend of May 20, 2006 the Bush regime launched an attack on the separation of powers doctrine and the right of a free press. Significantly, both attacks originated with the actions and words of Attorney General Gonzales, the chief law enforcer (or is that breaker) in the nation. These attacks are part of the continuing effort to expand the imperial presidency or the unitary executive theory under this administration and to eliminate any so-called checks and balances between the branches of government.

Unilateralism is Over. Resistance Grows. (tags)

The US government saw itself forced to climb down in two central foreign policy questions. Washington's efforts to completely cut off Palestinian authority's money supply were stopped. In the Iraq question, Bush was manoevered offside in the Security Council.

Let There Be Peace (tags)

Speech presented by Alexander Yoo, Executive Director of GenderQueer Revolution (www.genderqueerrevolution.org) at the 2004 Transgender Day of Remembrance in Los Angeles

Politicians Lie? Say it Ain't So! (tags)

...All by its lonesome, the federal government extracts over Two Trillion Dollars from us every single year. Yet, with all this unthinkable wealth, it has been incapable of reducing poverty, improving our schools, preventing 9-11, catching those who perpetrated the attacks, making health care affordable, reducing crime, and so on. Going even further, each year, it passes new laws that make it legal to pry into your life even more...

A Brief Explanation of the CPE, the November riots, and French politics in general (tags)

The riots in French suburbs have always been detonated by police violence. The first of these riots happened in Lyon's suburbs, in Vaulx-en-Velin, a working class hub with Renault factories. Monstrous urbanisation, tens of thousands of workers who became jobless after corporate downsizing in the 1970s, inexistent public infrastructures, stigmatisation against people of foreign origin, schools that only proposed dead ends, heroin for the young and alcohol for their parents; voila the situation of this peripheral city forgotten by all until police violence led to the death of a young man. Police violence triggered this riot in 1990, and those that followed, all the way up to those of November 2005...

Is Abbas a Traitor? (tags)

“Any Palestinian that is not focused first and foremost on defending the land and people against Israel's escalating aggression and colonialism, and prefers instead to fight for scraps from the master's table, is truly working against Palestinian interests, and against any possibility of a peaceful settlement.” - Hasan Abu Nimah, former representative of Jordan at the United Nations.

Bush Regime Launches Attacks on Congress and Media to Silence Critics (tags)

Attorney General Gonzales is using the Justice Department as a political tool to silence and intimidate Bush regime critics, but his actions may have backfired.

The Dilemma of Capitalism (tags)

Without capitalism, we could not live but we can hardly survive with it. Shifting social costs is the real core of capitalism..Politics is powerless toward the economy. Governments are forced to weigh the control of capital against positional deterioration.

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (tags)

If you are worried about high gas prices and local food supplies, and want to know what the speeding Hummer of our economy might look like when it grinds to a halt, come and see the film on Friday.

Impeachment: A Winning Argument (tags)

Even if they win, the Democrats in Congress can’t do anything while the president claims the right to ignore acts duly passed by the House and Senate. To pass a Democratic agenda, this president would have to be removed.

Populist #29 (tags)

On the Electoral College, continued

AMC2006 - Now Is The Time! (tags)

Allied Media Conference: "From Truth To Power... because being right is not enough." June 23-25, 2006 Bowling Green, Ohio http://amc2006.org

New Book Lays Out Impeachment Crimes and Impeachment Roadmap (tags)

Here are excerpts from our new book, `The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office,' just released by St. Martin's Press.

Populist #28 (tags)

On the Electoral College

lies revealed (tags)

oped

The US Empire Versus Reality (tags)

The real danger confronting any nation, especially the US, is the belief that it is strong when it is not and maintaining a faith in the power of weapons and technology when they are wholly irrelevant-or even defective. This was surely the moral of the Vietnam War.

International Cease and Desist Order (tags)

Please be forewarned that what I reveal will upset many apple carts and shake a lot of trees, hence the true meaning of the word Apocalypse. Over the last few years I have meticulously produced stunning and comprehensive proof of my assertions because humanity has long been purposely deceived and deluded to deny and oppose the things I am now revealing.

The Price for Presidential Omnipotence (tags)

The ground rules have again been set for another Holy Crusade that may take generations to resolve in a peaceful manner.. Viewed in the light of their original purpose, the Crusades were failures.

COMMENTS ON NOAM CHOMSKY'S NEW BOOK - FAILED STATES (tags)

CHOMSKY SHOWS HOW THE US HAS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A FAILED STATE

Name Your Baby Lou Dobbs Challenge (tags)

The first undocumented immigrant to name their U.S. born child "Lou Dobbs," before September 16th, 2006, will win $500.00 worth of baby nursery items from participating East Los Angeles merchants supporting the Name Your Baby Lou Dobbs Challenge.

Alexander Wants Electric Cars - Hydrogen SUV's (tags)

As technologies catch up to consumer needs, and gasoline prices soar daily to record highs, Alexander says it is important that we make an intelligent transition, manufacturing electric vehicles for daily commuting and hydrogen engines to power larger vehicles such as pickup trucks and SUV’s.

A little perspective, please (tags)

Forget the Middle East: North America Harbors the World's Most Dangerous Terrorists

Immigration Endgame: May 1st and America’s New Race War (tags)

Nothing has changed except this: Since the mass pro-amnesty marches in Chicago and Los Angeles our potential for mass resistance against mass repression is now on the table as an absolute factor in the equation. And that’s what the May 1st Huelga General is all about. It’s about our power and their vulnerability...

On the Verge of Nuclear Disaster (tags)

In the last 20 years since Chernobyl, nearly 200 "near-misses" have occurred at U.S. nuclear power plants. by: Greenpeace

Populist #27 (tags)

Power of the Executive Branch

No Nuclear Attack on Iran! (tags)

Wars are waged against people and not for social justice..There are more than two alter-natives: friend or enemy, victim or murderer.. All member states are obliged to a strict pro-hibition of force.

THE ABC'S OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, 1917. (tags)

THIS IS A REVIEW OF LEON TROTSKY'S HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, ORIGINALLY PBLISHED IN 1930-23, BY AN UNREPENTENT DEFENDER OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION

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 #26 (tags)

Responsibility and War Powers

Capital Needs a Counterveiling Power (tags)

Functionless profits do not lead to more investments..The market, competition and profit are not ends in themselves. The economy exists for people, not vice versa.

clouds of tears (tags)

come bitter rain

Thaksin of Thailand is Out, The Taksil in Malacañang is Next – Pesante (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA is happy to express our greetings of solidarity for the people of Thailand especially to the Thai-Americans who lived in ThaiTown in Los Angeles for their victory in forcing Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra out of office. The people of Thailand did not let up their protest and boycotted the elections that Thaksin maneuvered to save his political career.

Switzerland's Energy Problems (tags)

"In the long term we face an enormous electricity gap if we do not resolve shifts in policy." The Swiss Energy Board wants to reduce the predicted energy gap primarily by improving energy efficiency.

Blacks and immigrants call for unity! (tags)

A sea of people as far as the eye could see: Blacks and immigrants call for unity!

Revolution or Misapprehension (tags)

The people’s movement in LA, France, Thailand, China, Philippines, the South Americas etc., verifies a power dynamic outlined in an earlier paper:

“…the erosion and final dissolution of power concentrated in specific locations is rapidly occurring today. The ultra-right/left authoritarian contractionism we witness today is symptomatic of its failure to harmoniously engage the greater (world) dynamic. The ‘greater’ the contractionism/antagonism the greater attraction it creates for precisely those forces and conditions that would equalise it [dispersion] in the broader world context.”

Nlson Mandela and the Resurrection (tags)

Babylon, captivity and estrangement is not only a place in the ancient orient..Those who wait for God can expect something other than the law of the stronger that economizes away the weakest....God gives us strength for the years in Babyon.

Populist #25 (tags)

Limiting Presidential War Powers

After the Fiasco (tags)

Iran's strategic position today is better than ever. The EU was the first to feel this. America now feels this and wisely renounces on military strikes.. What lessons must America draw from this strategic fiasco?

The Reich (tags)

The right would rather spend a billion to kill than five bucks to feed the poor.

BRITAIN BREAKS WITH THE US OVER IRAN (tags)

BRITAIN BREAKS WITH THE US OVER IRAN

WHAT IS ANARCHISM? (tags)

Scott's News Blog (3/15/06) (tags)

DynCorp may replace cops in St. Bernard parish

Call for Direct Action Against World Bank and IMF Meetings (tags)

Come to Washington, DC April 22-23 to take direct action against the World Bank and IMF

Changing Course: No New Nuclear Power Plants! (tags)

Offensive wars, normalization of war, militari-zation of foreign policy, exploding inequality, privatization, political corruption and nuclear power plants as panaceas have brought us to the brink of ruin. A human-friendly society would have other priorities than capital gain.

Mitchell Szczepanczyk, End of the Blogosphere (tags)

Interview with Mitchell Szczepanczyk, author of the article The End of the Blogosphere? about the impending power grab of the internet by telcommunication companies.

Philippines: Lifting of PP 1017 - The beginning of Arroyo’s downfall (tags)

March 3, 2006 The lifting of Presidential Proclamation 1017 is a victory for the Filipino people! It was not the will of GMA, but the will of a determined people, who had continuously fought and challenged the proclamation and held protest actions to oust her from office, that made such lifting possible.

Venezuela 2006: Anarchism against all odds (tags)

Our friends from abroad continuously ask us to explain our views about the current situation in Venezuela. This reply is based on two recent texts by the editing team of El Libertario, already published in their entirety in the internet (in Spanish), and from which we extract our main points.

Populist #23 (tags)

The Executive and War Powers, continued

2005 Warmest Year in Over a Century (tags)

The year 2005 was the warmest year in over a century, according to NASA scientists studying temperature data from around the world.

Crimethinc: In Love With Love Itself (tags)

A true review in three parts of Crimethinc's "Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook"

To bury the truth, GMA killed Philippine democracy (tags)

25 February 2006 AKBAYAN Party today denounced anew GMA's declaration of a State of National Emergency, saying that the draconian measures that the government imposed yesterday completely exposed the despotic inclinations of the ruling regime. "Yesterday's events were the last of the jigsaw pieces that revealed in full GMA's intention to rule the country through a dictatorship. What she has done is an insult not only to the millions of Filipinos who risked their lives to peacefully dismantle the Marcos dictatorship, but also to a world that was moved and inspired by the strength of our love for democracy and freedom. The dark days of Martial Law have been resurrected and they will haunt us as long as President GMA is in power and as long as systemic changes and democratic reforms are not in place," AKBAYAN Rep. Mayong Aguja said. "Just so she could evade the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy, the President is willing to destroy the already shaky democratic structures of the country."

Executive Order February 24, 2006 (tags)

Reality has set in at the White House.

STATE of EMERGENCY has been imposed in the PHILIPPINES! (tags)

Several dozen demonstrators were arrested, mostly social movement activists and civil society leaders including Ronald Llamas, president of AKBAYAN and Professor Randy David, a well-known academic and vocal critique of the Arroyo government.

END STATE OF EMERGENCY (tags)

Kabataang maka-Bayan USA Pro-People Youth condemns the outright fascist Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) in its attempt to circumvent the democratic rights of the Filipino people by declaring a State of Emergency.

Populist #23 (tags)

On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers, continued

Good Girl Rice, Bad Boy Chavez? (tags)

Ms. Rice calls for a United Front against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Why? What ar the objectives behind such a move? We look at it from a both, Latin (in this case Brazilian) and U.S., American persepective.

Beyond Mere Survival in the American Dystopia (tags)

...1984 has come to pass, both chronologically and in the Orwellian sense. Americans are "liberators" in Iraq. Opponents of this "peace initiative" are "doubleplusungood". Unchecked by the judiciary, the NSA electronically trolls for perpetrators of "crimethink". Pundits and the "liberal media" (owned by a handful of monolithic corporations despised by people with the values which many define as liberal) have become the Ministry of Truth for the Party...

Two-Camp Theory (tags)

George Bush's speech on the State of the Nation justifies a world war.. The empire makes clear that games of hide-and-seek are not necessary.

The Bolivarian Revolution: A Movement of Hope and Threat (tags)

A long essay, split up into three parts, delving into the Bolivarian Revolution of Hugo Chavez, offering a fresh perspective on Latin American history and an analysis of the Revolution transforming Venezuela and the region. Print this one out and enjoy while sitting on your favorite couch or chair. This is a refreshing, well written essay worthy of some time.

america going down the drain (tags)

commentary

Populist #21 (tags)

On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers

Trump Seeks Widdow's Home Demolished (tags)

Donald Trump Wants Vera Cooking's Home Demolished To Make Room For Limousines To Turn Around Easily; Atlantic City Wants Him To Get His Way

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)

US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption

3 authors interviews: The China Factor and the Overstretch of the US Hegemony (tags)

3 books that can change your mind in 2005 about the geo-politic and geo-economic dynamics going on

My Preciousssssss executive power (tags)

My Preciousssssss executive power

Populist #21 (tags)

On the Executive Branch

Alito Confirmation: A Straussian Neocon Fait Accompli (tags)

if I was a betting man, I'd say this is precisely what will happen: another nine eleven, possibly one of a larger magnitude, will put the finishing touches on the murder of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Judge Alito, Jesus, Homosexuality, Abortion and Privacy (tags)

The "religious" right REALLY wants Judge Sam Alito on the Supreme Court. But why? How might Judge Sam help advance their agenda? And do you know what Jesus of Nazareth actually SAID about two of the "religious" right's hot-button issues? - - - - - - - - - -

The Iranian Security Dilemma and US-European Warmongering (tags)

Preventing a potential nuclear power like Iran is conceivable if Israel simulaniously makes concessions.

Walmart Economics (tags)

Let's fuck America.

DEAR CINDY: Please, primary Hillary this year (tags)

You are in a unique position to help the anti-war movement make the Democratic Party take a stand against the war.

Bush,Blair,Torture (tags)

We're all smiling here.

DEPLETED URANIUM - A HIDDEN LOOMING WORLDWIDE CALAMITY (tags)

The hidden threat to all planetary life from US use of depleted uranium weapons in 4 wars

Stan Goff: Lighting the Fuse (tags)

members of Veterans' for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Military Families Speak Out, at the call of the Mobile, Alabama Veterans for Peace Chapter, will conduct a 135-mile march between Mobile AL and New Orleans LA from March 14 to March 19, 2005

Populist #20 (tags)

On the Judicial Branch, continued

Impeach the Liar-in-Chief (tags)

Our Founding Fathers would not have approved of Bush concerning his honesty or his abuse of the powers of his office.

Manuel Valenzuela: The Army of Good Americans (tags)

Hard-hitting, truth-telling essay on those that comrpise Bush's support and how they are enabling the rise of fascism and police state

"A Criminal Administration" (tags)

All Hitler had to say was `the Asian hordes are about to cross the border, therefore all power must be given to me'. Bush wrecks constitutional government with its separation of powers in favor of worship of executive power.

More Insights into the Bush-Cheney-Vatican lie machine (tags)

The first version of this holiday gift was delivered December 23-25 to various Indymedia.org sites worldwide. This New Year's adjunct sharpens the vision, so compare and contrast, both are valid and complimentary! The next four paragraphs offer a purposely verbose verifiable seal of authenticity, that will be further validated in space-time. Understand clearly, the sage's stone is a multi-dimensional unique key. Purposeful misuse leads to great peril. Pay very close attention to my instructions!

LA Holocaust Victim 2001, Says Blaze Los Angeles in $$SS sectors (tags)

Los Angeles should be in flames, especially their courts and those fascists from Germany and Mexico and Vietnam who rape the American people in their courts.

Populist #19 (tags)

On the Judicial Branch, continued

Got Brains? (tags)

An Update on the Rapture

Another Opportunity To Halt The Employers’ Offensive Arises (tags)

New York Transit workers take a step in the right direction but must broaden their demands and link with wider sections of the working class

Green Party Window Dressing Undermines Working Class Power (tags)

Electoral politics for socialists has always been tricky. Eugene Debbs, the firebrand organizer and SP candidate for President fought a huge uphill battle based on his forward facing confrontation with capital, while always clearly identifying class lines. Of course, I expect nothing less from Todd Chretien, the Green Party US candidate for Senate.

Populist #18 (tags)

On the Judicial Branch, continued

Governor's Claims of Remorse Not Genuine (tags)

The Governor has contributed more to gang violence through his cuts to education and social services than Tookie Williams ever did by co-founding the Crips. It is a travesty that such a flawed person was allowed to sit in judgement of this valued member of our community.

Hysteria on 'crystal meth' prove full of holes and obvious attack on gains (tags)

A batch of apparently unheard-of articles demystify and debunk addiction hysteria (i.e. drug addiction). With the 'crystal meth' hysteria hurdling virtually unchallenged in many alternative communities of late, these should prove crucial!

OC activist receives an email from an anonymous stalker (tags)

It looks like the articles I've been writing about Theresa Dang's case that I've been posting all over the internet have struck a very raw nerve with deep inside the Garden Grove Police Department, Orange County District Attorney's Office, and the folks who run Garden Grove City Hall. Someone in power apparently is very disturbed about what I have done.

Money, Power and the Human Psyche (tags)

Slavery still exists as money slavery all over the world where more than a third of humanity must survive at the subsistence level..Our relation to money has characteristics of madness. . When value blindness occurs in a person, his sense of reality becomes dead.

A Cabal of Criminality (tags)

excellent look at the Bush/neocon cabal

Populist #17 (tags)

On the Judicial Branch

Where Have All the Bush/Cheney Bumper Stickers Gone? (tags)

You still see Kerry stickers, so what’s the deal? Did the GOP use cheaper glue, or is there some other reason that the once ubiquitous black-and-white decals have suddenly disappeared from the nation’s SUVs?

GW the Lamb of Mammon (tags)

Got this idea while thinking about the ambush the CIA is playing on the neocons.

A Patriot's Letter (tags)

A call to action to Americans from an American. Please distribute as much as possible by any means.

Cashier 2 tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting (tags)

A simple analysis of the origins and operation of the Cashier 2 (tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting) in capitalist countries

Populist #16 (tags)

On Defects in our System of Elections

Humane Freedom and the Free Market (tags)

"MOre free market is a social-political program involving a redistribution of power and money - in favor of a few special interests of the already rich and powerful.."

David Barsamian @ Cal State Long Beach (tags)

David Barsamian will discuss "Media, Propaganda, and Iraq" and "Another World is Possible: Public Power in the Age of Empire"

Sheep Dreams and Kitten Memes (tags)

The revolution is now. The revolution is all the time. Welcome to the revolution.

Global Capitalism: the Scourge of Democracy (tags)

global capitalism is an economic Colt 45 for the times

LA: Don't Just Protest, Organize! (tags)

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Schwarzenegger's Dreams of Dictators (Read Before You Vote!) (tags)

In case you, your friends, or your family need another reason to vote "NO" on Propositions 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, and 78, consider these quotes from power-hungry Governor Arnold:

The Re-Nationalization of World Politics and the End of the Liberal Era (tags)

The empire has cut off its umbilical chord to the nation state and is no longer territorially limited..The US under George W Bush strives for a global monopoly.. Naked imperialist policy now replaces liberal globalization.. The US is resolved to undermine the existing world system.

Bush: The Iraqi People As Enemy? (tags)

Fateful twists in Bush's logic

Populist #14 (tags)

Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued

Majesté Amérique (tags)

This is the judgement

What is anarcho-primitivism? (tags)

Anarcho-primitivism (a.k.a. radical primitivism, anti-authoritarian primitivism, the anti-civilization movement, or just, primitivism) is a shorthand term for a radical current that critiques the totality of civilization from an anarchist perspective, and seeks to initiate a comprehensive transformation of human life.

The DeLay Transformation (tags)

author: Jamie Malanowski / Washington Monthly Sep 29, 2005 09:12

Native American Environmental Artists Needed (tags)

The International Center for Environmental Arts has a call for Indigenous visual and performing artists for the exhibition: Gathering of Power, featuring contemporary art from the Indigenous World. This will be a collaborative programs with The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and SITE, Santa Fe’s 2006 biennial exhibition, curated by independent curator Klaus Ottmann.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/27/05) (tags)

Israel pushing Palestinians out of Jerusalem.

Political and Spiritual Corruption (tags)

Hope is what sets us apart from the rest of creation. We can go beyond everything past and present in the power of the coming, the power of the promise. This was Jurgen Molt-mann's discovery in a British prisoner of war camp in World War II.

Spectacular Terrorism and the Terror of the Spectacle (tags)

“Such a perfect democracy constructs its own inconceivable foe, terrorism. Its wish is to be judged by its enemies rather than by its results. The story of terrorism is written by the state and it is therefore highly instructive. The spectators must certainly never know everything about terrorism, but they must always know enough to convince them that, compared with terrorism, everything else must be acceptable, or in any case more rational and democratic” (Guy Debord, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle).

Danger by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

The colonial organization of the planet would run a risk if the poor countries, comprising the overwhelming majority, could vote. They are invited to the banquet - to be eaten..II turns out that power is not as powerful as it says it is "

Populist #12 (tags)

Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued

One Emergency Away (tags)

Bushies are using Katrina to eliminate local governments and establish control from the White House through FEMA

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/16/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

The Passive Terrorism Of The bush Crime Syndicate (tags)

Destroying Large Parts Of The Atmosphere With ENMOD

What the Hell happened to us, America? (tags)

Please think about this for awhile.

7th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival (tags)

On Saturday, September 10th 2005, visionary musician, filmmaker and human rights worker, Michael Franti along with his band, Spearhead and Guerrilla Management presented the 7th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival (PTTP) at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Comparison: USA v. USSR (tags)

Is life today in the USA like life yesterday in the USSR? The inexorable conflict between the totalitarian government’s need for repression and man’s desire for freedom can only be resolved by revolution.

Security State Replaces Social State (tags)

"The political realm has largely uncoupled from the everyday life of people.. The wheel of social development was turned back.. The social state is degenerating into a security state. Governments have abandoned protection of citizens.."

Populist #11 (tags)

Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System

Hurricanes and Global Warming (tags)

My guess is that Katrina and Andrew were the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S. in at least the last three centuries.

Katrina (tags)

Katrina has smashed New Orleans. New Orleans is the first western city to be destroyed by global warming.

Up the Anti (tags)

Another disaster (drill) gone live? That is what concerns me as the commercial media keeps telling us,,, terrorists are plotting plotting plotting while intelligence sources ( usually un-named ) give us detailed responce protocol under martial law. Northcom and Centcom adjusting the riding tack before riding into a future of constant bombings, roundups and terror. By the State.

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

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

Populist #10 (tags)

Constitutional Democracy as a Defense against Centralized Power, continued

WHY PAT ROBERTSON ISN'T TREATED AS A TERRORIST (tags)

ONE OF BUSH'S GOOD TERRORISTS

Barquisimeto, Venezuela: Successful Meetings of the CMR (tags)

Bolivarian revolution

All Power to the People 8/21 South central l.a (tags)

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! CONFERENCE AND OPEN FORUM FOR MULTI-RACIAL INTENSIVE ORGANIZING in South Central LA

Disinformation as a Strategy of Power (Part II) (tags)

"Perpetual growth is not possible in nature or anywhere else..Globalization, the free market with its absolute competition protected by the WTO agreements doesn't have anything to do with fair competition...A global network of resistance is developing.."

Whoever Doesn't Really Try, Consents. (tags)

Mass symbolic, sanctioned marches that do nothing to actually change the status quo serve as painless absolution rituals, that allow the participants to “bear witness”, to “speak truth to power” and to “wash their hands of the blood of empire.” Marches, with their biting satire and snazzy costumes, do not provide a real means for stopping the carnage they deplore. A “functioning” democracy needs some form of sanctioned, orderly protest to stimulate discussion, and if the current regime were really “that bad” they wouldn’t allow big demonstrations, right? Ineffective activism, like regulated marches, actually provides a façade of healthy interchange and is welcomed by the status quo. The majority of demonstrators are aware well in advance that their actions will likely have no tangible effect on the negative of the empire, but they go to a huge rally and can sleep better at night having chanted out their guilt. Just as it can be said qui tacet consentive videtu (whoever is silent consents) it can also be said “whoever doesn’t really try, consents.”

.THE LONDON EXPLOSIONS, THE ROGUE NETWORK, BUSH, AND IRAN (tags)

Washington DC, July 11 – Last week’s London explosions carry the characteristic features of a state-sponsored, false flag, synthetic terror provocation by networks within the British intelligence services MI-5, MI-6, the Home Office, and the Metropolitan Police Special Branch who are favorable to a wider Anglo-American aggressive war in the Middle East, featuring especially an early pre-emptive attack on Iran, with a separate option on North Korea also included.-

The 9/11 Key to Political Transformation (tags)

There is now an enormous amount of scholarly evidence and expert testimony that a) clearly demonstrates the official 9/11 story is a sham, and b) supports the millions of New Yorkers who, according to a recent Zogby poll, believe that top US officials "consciously" allowed the attacks to happen and that we desperately need a new investigation now.

HORRIFYING SCALAR WEAPONS (tags)

THESE WEAPONS ARE AIMED AT US. STILL DON'T BELIEVE THEY HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO CHOKE A MAN OR COOK HIS INSIDES FROM AFAR? READ MY 100% TRUTHFUL ACCOUNT

Disinformation as a Strategy of Power (tags)

"What caused this development? How could an economic system be built where ever-larger parts of the population are excluded from sharing in growth? ..In neoliberalism, the person is not regarded as a person but downgraded to mere labor power.."

Populist #7 (tags)

Constitutional Democracy as a Protection against Internal Hostilities - continued

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/15/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Cuba, Netherlands, and Russia.

The Myth of Freedom (tags)

The cynical misuse and perversion of the word ‘freedom’ has made it difficult to discuss the idea rationally. But freedom is real and so is oppression. Those that pervert the term will tell you that a homeless person is free. That person has been indoctrinated.

London Britches Falling Down (tags)

A British disaster recovery consultant working at the scene of the London 7/7 bombings reports on British TV and radio how they occurred precisely at the times and places scheduled in a terrorism drill he was running. Terrorism experts Jones and Tarpley explain why terror drills are a sure sign of a false flag op – they create the alibi that covers up the activities of insider perpetrators.

London Underground Bombing 'Exercises': same time same places? (tags)

Quote - BBC: "At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now."

Reflections on Socialism (tags)

The main political task at this moment is to assemble the necessary social forces to defeat Bush and his counterparts in Congress and elsewhere.

apologies from the NWO (tags)

these idiot phds here are sons of teller no doubt and basically just in it for the money---NOTICE THE PART ABOUT ASSET DEFENSE. THIS IS APOLOGY AND JUSTIFIFCATION (JUST THE BEGINNING -2004) BY THE LYING SHYSTERS WHO HAVE BEEN EXPERIMENTING ON YOU AND YOURS FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS HEAVY....BE WELL ADVISED DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS ARE WHAT THE CHEMTRAILING IS ALL ABOUT, BUT MACRO, AND WITH NO REGARD FOR YOUR HEALTH...THESE SCUMBAGS ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN THINGS LIKE LOCAL ASSET DEFENSE....HAHA...B

Venezuela, Oil and the struggle for Democratic Socialism in the 21st Century (tags)

The country of Venezuela is a startling paradox of immense suffering and extreme wealth. According to a private Caracas-based polling company, Datanalisis, over 58% of the 25 million people in Venezuela live on less than $253 (Cdn) a month. The level of poverty becomes all the more damning when factoring in that Venezuela is also the world's fourth largest oil exporter. This glaring contradiction remained unchallenged until the election of Hugo Chavez as Venezuelan President.

President of the Latin American Parliament Arrives in Cuba (tags)

President of the Latin American Parliament Arrives in Cuba

Chicano Movement (tags)

The Chicano Movement is alive and well.

Oil, CO2, Environment, Climate, War (tags)

author: Caroline Arnold We need a new revolution - not an armed, adversarial revolution, but a peaceable revolution in what we buy, how we use energy, how we distribute and assess information, and in how we allow ourselves to be governed.

Populist #5 (tags)

The Subject of National Security, continued

Bush: Eight More Years (tags)

Craig B Hulet is giving a public lecture July 8th at the Wyndham Commerce hotel in Commerce Calif. 7:30PM. See website for info.

The Difference Between Bolivia's Incas and Us (tags)

The Incas and Bolivian workers who are protesting and driving from power their sell-out leaders have a clear understanding of how the ruling elite is attacking them. We Americans have been easily tricked by the ruling parties’ sleight-of-hand use of “wedge” politics, into actually supporting our own destruction. -------------------

ENMOD Weather Control, Behaviour Modification, And Lab Ratz R Us (tags)

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ENMOD Weather Control, Behaviour Modification, And Lab Ratz R Us (tags)

harp on haarp

Mukasa - Willie Ricks (Black Power) (tags)

Mukasa (Willie Ricks), the inventor of the slogan Black Power will appear on TV on the Los Angeles area

Filibuster Wars (tags)

Filibuster Wars Power Grab at the Height of the Empire http://rwor.org/a/004/filibuster-wars.htm The Senate was heading for a major showdown, as the Republican majority and Vice President Cheney conspired to strip the Democrat minority of their ability to even filibuster the most extreme judicial nominees. Then, after playing chicken for two weeks, a "Gang of 14" Senators suddenly announced they had reached a "historic compromise based on mutual trust" -- and they announced that they had saved the Senate from destruction. And the media oohed-and-aaaahed over the last minute development. But it quickly became pretty obvious, that nothing here was an obstacle to the most dangerous plans for remaking the courts. And did the compromise "safe the filibuster" as the media said? In fact, the compromise said "If you don't take the filibuster, we promise not to use it." Which, if you think about it, gives the top reactionaries what they want. Part of this "compromise" is that the Democrats immediately stopped their opposition to Precilla Owen and several other of Bush's judicial nominees -- these are people who are literally monsters of an extreme kind, who had been stalled in the Senate (in some cases for years.) So this "compromise" meant that these vultures are headed for powerful courts. And, it is also clear that huge new showdowns lie just ahead -- as the White House and Senate brace for a struggle over putting extreme rightwing judges on the supreme court. The following article (written just before the "compromise" was announced) lays bare the stakes and dynamics of this whole crisis.

Lacking Brains or Just Fearfull? (tags)

Some indymedia writers (or those on Resist.ca or axisoflogic.com) sound like they make sense – very few actually show any understanding of the problems that the world faces - and fewer seem to have any ability to begin to conceptualize solutions!

Knock Nukes Out of the Climate Stewardship Act (tags)

Stop the Nuclear Fallout!

Freedom according to the Stock Market (Gunter Grass) (tags)

"Our freely elected delegates are not free int heir decisions..Profit maximization is passed off as a basic value instead of the social obligation of property..Democracy perishes, not the state.."

China's Rise to a Political and Economic Superpower (tags)

The US is increasingly losing its economic sovereignty..For the Chinese the third Iraq war was the harshest defeat in the short history of reintegration in the world economy. The more the US becomes entrenched in unilateralism the easier China finds allies.

dont let freedome go away (tags)

Welcome to the Wind's path Placid ocean's dream, carrying thoughts to oblivion can you come with me? can you let go of the self? can you follow the wind's path,to heaven.. Like the raindrop in the river you must ride the currents of shugyo, do what you should, and continue on in perserverence.This is it, this is your chance, to embrace the song. Warning: This site is for earth people, people who care for the land and all that live on it. The stone people who are the bones, the plants, the animals, and the elements The earth needs your help, the air makes us sick, the water is poisoned..Can't you hear the birds crying,can't you hear the song. "The violence man commits is self destructive."--Soke Masaaki Hatsumi 34th Grand Master of the Togakure Ryu.

What is Neoliberalism? (tags)

The market assumes control more and more while social policy is driven down with the argument of "personal responsibility." Growing impoverishment and social exclusion of ever-larger groups are the inexorable consequences.

"The Economy has Taken the State Hostage" (tags)

The economy has taken the state hostage and its power as a global player. Businessmen do not pay any taxes and demand fresh ransom money like every other extortioner.

Populist #2 (tags)

The Necessity of Constitutional Democracy to our Security

Critique of Harpers Magazine Hitpiece on Nepal Maoists (tags)

Refuting the lies of "It's Not Easy Here in Katmandu: Caught between the Maoist Rebels and the king"

Climate Change! We Must Intervene! (tags)

Can we take climate change activism beyond uptopian demands into the realm of meaningful strategy? The climate change battle is largely being fought-and currently lost!-in the media.

Republican bullies should give up on proposed `nuclear' option to end filibusters (tags)

Bullies would rather thrown over the board, scatter pieces everywhere, than play a game they cannot win.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/29/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, and Cuba.

Elaine Brown, former Black Panther leader, to run as Green (tags)

Elaine Brown, the only woman to lead the Black Panther Party, has declared her intention to run for Mayor of Brunswick, Georgia, as a member of the Green Party.

"Freeze the Media Day" May 9 (tags)

"Freeze the Media Day" is when people all around the country drop superglue and toothpicks into the money slots of slimy corperate media newspaper dispensers. This is a statement to figures who like to put themselves in places of power that the power still remains with the people and that we can still tear down any institutions we feel the need to because the were built over the labor on our backs. This is also a message to them that we won't tolerate the bullshit spins they put out to keep us in a constants state of fear and obediance. This is a nationwide event, and we're looking for solidarity everywhere to help spread this empowering message.

LETTER ADDRESSED TO "THE SHEEPLE" (tags)

Please pass this on, far and wide. I received this over the internet last year. It is not too late to stop them, yet, but it soon will be. Please print this out for the majority who don't have computers, and give it to as many people as you can. Everyone on Earth should read this and it will never get into the papers, for the reasons stated in it, that is why everyone should make as many copies as they can and pass them on. How else will people be able to read it? If everyone does their bit we can inform the world and set the wheels of redemption in motion. Peace be upon you, JAH.

Grave System Error (tags)

The economy is in a kind of balance with massive underemployment..Growth in purchasing power of upper income persons cannot balance the loss in purchasing power of normal, low-income and unempoyed persons..Unemployment is a capitalist law.

Affordable Solar Energy Demonstrated for Earth Day (tags)

Blue Link, a new solar system, is available to Californians for $3,250 (after state rebates).

New industrial union pushes working-class power (tags)

LAS VEGAS — It was the fire from below that powered up the merger convention of the USWA and PACE, held here April 11-14. Five thousand workers, their families and guests shared stories of battles on picket lines and in battleground state polling places. Many conversations started with, “Let me tell you what that son of a Bush did in Ohio …” or Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Indiana or Southern California.

Populist #1 (tags)

Introduction - the Necessity of Democracy to Our Prosperity

It's not foreign terrorism that threatens us, it's domestic corporate power and influence (tags)

We’re told to fear the evil-doers overseas, but it’s our own American corporations, greedy to avoid safety regulations and flush with campaign contributions, that really threaten us with disaster after disaster.

SUICIDE BOMB DELIVERED (tags)

According to ABC news dot com, wireless laptop computers are going to be used to detonate claymore mines in Iraq. Does that come with Windows XP? Ugly commentary included.

US Economy in Freefall (tags)

Any realistic analysis of the Bush Administration and it's impact on the US and Global economy indicates that the US Dollar is being demolished. - Greensplat

The Interest of Power in Brainwashing the Masses: Noam Chomsky (tags)

In a world full of potential danger, the risk for the global order and the norm of non-intervention on which this order rests is simply too great to accept unilateral actions against the collective interest. Allowing one means allowing everyone. (UN General Assembly 2004)

Wireless World: Smart-cards vs. RFID tags (tags)

A story about the government abusing civil rights.

Revolutionary Communists Take on Christian Fascists Over Schiavo (tags)

"One thing that God has brought to us is Terri Schiavo to elevate the visibility of what's going on in America."

Tom DeLay, Congressman from Texas, House Republican Majority Leader,
speaking to his co-thinkers of "Family Research Council"

Tom DeLay is a powerful right-winger who wraps his ambitions in a frenzied god-speak. He is the cynical manipulator, who redistricted Texas to disenfranchise political opponents, and is now rewriting congressional ethics procedures to rescue himself from his own colossal corruption. He is an aggressive liar, who recently dared describe Terri Schiavo as "lucid."

But, for a half second there among allies, he let out something true.

This huge national power struggle over Terri Schiavo's fate has, in fact, elevated the visibility of what's going on in America.

Bashar Assad ordered the death of Rafiq Hariri (Bill Clinton ) (tags)

People in the media should stop making up infantile excuses by saying the real power behind Bashar Assad killed Hariri. Assad is the power

Prometheus and the Burnt Child (tags)

One's own violence is repressed from consciousness as legitimate counter-force against unjust power since aggression is only seen in the ppowerful enemy.

Quotes From Arnold Schwarzenegger (tags)

Quotes From Arnold Schwarzenegger

save tennessee mountains with a call! (tags)

Phil Bredesen, the 48th governor of Tennessee, took office in 2003, with a promise be the "environmental governor" and "to make government work on behalf of its citizens for the betterment of the entire state." Instead Bredesen and his administration have flung open the door to mountain top removal mining in clear violation of the laws they swore to uphold.

Cops Disrupt Anti War Meeting (tags)

On Saturday March 12, the Pasadena Anarchist Collective was having a meeting to plan for a March 19th Anti-War protest at a gathering in South Pasadena when two cops in their uniform disrupted the meeting.

Former LA Times reporter's book railroaded (tags)

A book by former LA Times reporter Jason Leopold that lays bare the backbones of its author's journey through crime, drug addition, power politics in the newsroom and government and corporate scandal has brought its author head on against the very power politics about which he wrote.

Black Power -- Mukasa - Willie Ricks on television (more show dates) (tags)

Black Power! Mukasa (Willie Ricks), whom Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., called "the fiery orator", will be on Comcast cable television.

Gud Bless Murka (tags)

Good Reading....

The Power of Money and Expectation (tags)

Money is a means of power over people and not only a means of exchange.. The expectation of the future gives us strength in the present.. God's love is boundless and refers to public life and economic and political conditions as much as to the individual heart.

Mukasa (Willie Ricks) appearing on cable TV (tags)

Mukasa (Willie Ricks) appeared in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, February 26, 2005. Tune in to Comcast cable television to hear what he has to say about Africans in America, and their history.

MY KARMA in Hollywood (tags)

PRESS RELEASE Media has the power to reach the Soul. Soothe our spirits. Now-a-days many times media is just nothing more than being ticklish. I have FAITH in its power to soothe our Soul. This brings me to you. To promote our film "My Karma' in a way so that it reaches more and more people on Earth, neither i have a name nor money. Dont even have people to help me do that. On top of that i am also too busy with the direct workof my actual Karma with people to go to LA, USA to promote "My Karma" (A film Produced and Directed 'through' Korak Day). I want something from you: -1- Either you go and see "My Karma" at the DAMAH FILM FESTIVAL at Raleigh Studios Theater (Theater ONE), Laemmle Theater Beverly Hills, CA, USA on FRIDAY 3-11-05 1250 PM -2- OR you make someone you Love to go and see the film if you are busy that day. You have to get your tickets if they charge money on gate... i don't know how they operate. This way you could get a dab of Selfless Loving through "Aamar Nijer-My Own" through this film. Korak DAY forever for you http://www.korakday.com http://www.korakday.com/WorldYouth.htm The WORK: http://www.korakday.com/DirectWork.htm The FILM: http://www.korakday.com/MyKarma.htm The MUSIC: http://www.cdbaby.com/korakday The BOOK: http://www.korakday.com/Publication.htm

The Path to Absolute Power (tags)

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

That is what democracy looks like! (tags)

A really good blog on the Democracy of South America!

when the government... (tags)

when the government owns the media who willtellthe truth? this of COURSE includes socialist international government, famed for totalitarianism. or: why not too many people take indymedia seriosuly

US of Amnesia - Chavez or Bush Choose (tags)

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

United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part II) (tags)

Part I (http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/020905Drolette/020905drolette.html) compared Bush administration actions to the first seven of fourteen “basic characteristics” Laurence W. Britt claims (in his article “Fascism Anyone?”) typify fascistic regimes. Here’s a similar look at the list’s back end:

Mukasa (Willie Ricks) is coming to Los Angeles (tags)

You must come out to see and hear Mukasa (Willie Ricks), Mr. Black Power.

GLOBAL (COLON) IZATION (tags)

"Where they smell a prey, they speak of terrorists. Where they see windmills, they speak of weapons of mass destruction that cannot be found."

Where Flags Do Not Rise (tags)

excellent analysis of the nation state in this, part two of The Evolution of Revolution

The Changing Principles Of War (tags)

By: Bill Gallagher 012405 1675 Words

Unveiling the Weapon of the Masses (tags)

This is a call to the spiritual warriors that serve humanity in the quiet of their abodes.

World Conscience as a Superpower (tags)

A revolution in thinking against mechanical models of action and knowledge has occurred in the past 30 years..The new thinking about knowledge and society understands non-linear, non-instrumental and non-rational dimensions.

MULTITUDE: MONSTER OR MASTER (tags)

Often we suspect there is something ‘rotten’ in our global order and only an urgent adjustment can save us from calamity. But we are unable to articulate or convert our suspicions into logical concepts expressed in the context of past and current political and economic evolutions.

Coronation of Corruption (tags)

You are a slave. this is why you are a slave. Living in denial about it is of no benefit to you or to anyone else. just think about it!

The Crusade for God and Global Conquest (tags)

“America, in this young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world, and to all the inhabitants thereof.”

George W. Bush, second inaugural speech

“You think you know...but you have no idea...just what Bush has in store for...you...us...the world...our future!”

Opening lines of the RCP’s statement
"The Battle for the Future Will Be Fought from Here Forward!"

George W. Bush swaggered to the podium of his inauguration and said he would put before "every ruler and every nation" a choice over whether to embrace his vision of "freedom." (Kinda like how the Godfather makes you an "offer you can’t refuse.")

USA violates int'l law in Iraqi 'election' (tags)

Under international law, the Occupation power does not have the right to alter political, economic or social structures of the victimized nation. Yet, the U.S. occupation authority has spent millions organizing 'election' polling booths in 14 foreign nations outside of Iraq.

Social Security and Modern Society (tags)

Social security is not a mere burden but a benefit of productivity. Countries with comfortable social security systems are internationally very competitive. Social security supports economic growth and employment.

ok reformists... (tags)

please email this to your reformist friends

Coronation of Corruption (tags)

Please spread far and wide.

Popular Blog Site LiveJournal Struck Down (tags)

Internet free blog tool, LiveJournal, goes down after server host Internap loses power.

BTL:Rising Ocean Levels Tied to Global Warming May Have Exacerbated Tidal Waves'... (tags)

...Destructive Power~ Interview with Ross Gelbspan, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Colin Powell's Selective Sense of Horror (tags)

The outgoing Secretary of State says he’s shaken and horrified by the tsunami’s destructive power, yet has nothing to say about the far greater destruction and death wreaked in Iraq by the U.S. military that he was so instrumental in sending over there. The difference isn’t the degree of destruction and death, it’s what caused it.

Freedom Toast for Breakfast (tags)

According to thelegend, gaining power over the world is the only way of defending against the enemy. This scenario functions when the enemy is constructed as a world conspiracy. This enemy threatening the aggressor did not really exist and had to be invented.

Wendy Campbell: Kosher Hatred at www.indybay.org (tags)

Apparently some kinds of hatred are kosher and politically correct at www.indybay.org!

Revolutionary Anarchism and Political Parties (tags)

For a long time there has been an erroneous conception regarding anarchists' views on parties. In this document, we, as revolutionary anarchists, wish to clarify the matter a little.

Unfounded Assumptions, Elections and Propaganda (tags)

One facet of corporate propaganda is the utilization of unfounded assumptions in an attempt to justify wars or other projects of the rich and powerful. Also, so-called free elections can be used to facilitate the corporate takeover and privatization of the economies of certain countries.

Greatness is in the Eye of the Beholder (tags)

Review of Oliver Stone's film Alexander suggests that it isn't just a glorification of imperialism and war.

WAR, CAPITALISM & ELECTIONS: An Interview w STEPHEN GOWANS – Canadian Political Essayist (tags)

Read ANGIE's – regular and erudite Indybay-IMC (Indybay.org) Poster fm Canada – incisive interview with Canadian political essayist STEPHEN GOWANS. Angie has scored a previous interview with Israeli pro-Palestinian human rights activist Ran Ha Cohen. We await similar interviews with Uri Avnery and others who speak directly to issues of global justice – as well as global resistance to imperialist racism and the elite capitalists' rapaciousness that will gamble ALL our lives. We, finally, are at an especially critical world cross-roads: we can choose illumination or illusion, enlightenment or inconsequence, mutual respect or profligate death.

"Are USA Citizens Tired of Democracy?" A Response to the Presidential Elections (tags)

Reprint with correction: Joseph McCarthy, not Eugene McCarthy, used threats to cripple the democratic process. With sincere apologies. . . . The public’s tolerance of flagrant violations of candidates’ and voters’ rights indicates yet another instance where sacrifice of individual rights has become acceptable, with the assumption, I suppose, that it will always be the other fellow’s rights that are sacrificed . . .

Fallujah, the Hue of Iraq (tags)

US troops are following Gen. Westmoreland’s playbook, while the Iraqi insurgents seem to be following the playbook of Ho Chi Minh. We know the ending of both books.

The Kennedy Curse (tags)

Despite having the same initials as JFK, Kerry was unable to reverse the curse that began 40 years ago.

IN THE TIME OF KINGS, THE PEASANTS SHARPEN THEIR KNIVES: Anarchists and the 2004 Election (tags)

A statement on the 2004 elections by a Anarchist-Communist point of view that analyzes the reasons to reject the reformist pro-Kerry stance and puts forward an alternative vision of building popular and revolutionary movements.

The Public Stoning of Martha Stewart: A Lifting of the Veil (tags)

Members of the mainstream press flew into Martha Stewart with more than their usual viciousness following her setting out as a political victim. Having nothing substantial to use against her, they have given negative connotations to her success, mocked the domestic skills upon which she has built her life’s work, twisted what she said and misquoted her, and made hateful remarks that could not have gotten past the editor in the days of ethical media practices. . . .

Will of the People Will Not Be Expressed in This Election (tags)

The Will of the People Will Not Be Expressed in This Election

Revolutionary Worker #1257, October 31, 2004, posted at http://rwor.org

There is a big problem.

Millions of people are looking at the U.S. presidential election as a crucial turning point in world events. And at the same time the workings of this system have worked coldly to stifle their voices and choices.

TheOne-Dimensional Ariel Sharon (tags)

"The human longing for freedom is invincible as well as the struggle for independence of oppressed nations. Ignoring this is blindness, not realism. Even George W Bush a person not less primitive and brutal than Sharon learns that narrow limits are set.."

SHOCKED N BEMUSED - NYT REPORTS NEOCONDUPLICITY (tags)

BEMUSED - NEOCON-CABAL - HOOKED ON"SNAKE OIL" FOR THE STREET - NOW FOLLY OF UTOPIAN PURSUIT OF WORLD EMPIRE

N6 Don't Just Vote Contingent Call to Action and Why... (tags)

Like they say-- if voting could change anything, it would be illegal! ...and that goes for not voting, too.

Noam Chomsky Interview (tags)

"There are some differences, and small differences in a system of enormous power can translate into substantial effects. The Bush administration, if it gets another mandate, may do very serious harm to the world and the country.."

the making of the terror myth (tags)

does al-qaeda exist a more than a dark political fantasy?

BEMUSED - SEIZE THE MOMENT - NOVEMBER ELECTION CRITICAL (tags)

BEMUSED - WE BEGIN AT MID STREAM WITH THE - RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

Delusions of Empire (tags)

Another great article by Raimondo, telling it like it is. The sun has set on the neo-con agenda. Time for justice.

Noam Chomsky and Marxism (tags)

Noam Chomsky and Marxism

Valuing the Lives of the People vs. Wanton Police Murder (tags)

If they were there to serve and protect, they would have found any way but the way they did it to handle this scene, they could have and would have found a solution that was much better than this. This is the way the proletariat, when it's been in power, has handled and would again handle this kind of thing--valuing the lives of the masses of people- -as opposed to the bourgeoisie in power, where the role of their police is to terrorize the masses, including wantonly murdering them, murdering them without provocation, without necessity, because exactly the more arbitrary the terror is, the more broadly it affects the masses.

Hierarchy (tags)

Anarchists, especially within American society, are often confronted with the argument that human society has always been hierarchical and, therefore, hierarchy in human society exists by nature. Put more succinctly, there is a natural law governing the organization of humankind such that any and all manifested societies will be hierarchical. This paper will address that argument.

I Was Arrested but the Real Crime is the Corporate Hijacking of Our Democracy (tags)

Every time I engage in non-violent civil disobedience against an oppressive government, I revel in the power that we the people actually have. If more people engaged in civil disobedience more often, we would change the oppressive power structure much more quickly. I have been charged with trespassing on private property and the failure to obey a reasonable order by the police. But you and I know that the real crime is the corporate hijacking of our democracy.

Venezuela: After the Referendum (tags)

* The August 2004 elections legitimized Hugo Chávez's presidency, approved by the multinational powers-that-be, despite the opposition's claims of electoral fraud. We, at El Libertario (issue 39, September/October 2004), presented an indepth analysis of the consecuences of the referendum, as well as proposals for action in the new circumstances. We shall now quote a couple of notes from that issue that express the essence of the venezuelan anarchists' perspective.

BEMUSED: NEOCON-CABAL FOLLY OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY (tags)

SHOCKED N BEMUSED: MISSLE SHIELD - SPACE WEAPONS - BUNKER-BUSTER BOMBS - OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY - WHY WORRY - YOUR CHILDREN WILL PAY

The President's Conservative Critics (tags)

OC Weekly's collection of conservative critiques of Dubya.

Bush Beats Brutal Competition to Become Al-Qaida’s “Man of the Year” (tags)

Isn’t it funny how the guy who talks the most about defeating terrorists has done the absolute worst job of doing it? Well, no, it’s not, and what’s even more so not funny is that, if the U.S. gets hit again before the election, it would probably condemn us to another four years of the same bad routine. For more details, read on.

Antelope Valley (truly) Free Market - call for support (tags)

This is a call out for support by anyone who can either 1) make it up to the AV for November 26 and lend (Wo)man power 2) Support us with actual items for the Free Market or 3) Help us with any and all information or ideas you may have that will help us with this event.

Beyond Dissent by Jeff Luers (tags)

Jeff Luers' Latest Communique

AFL-CIO Leadership are Responsible for Defeats (tags)

With no serious alternative to Schwarzenegger, and with their support of the Team Concept, California's labor leaders have nothing to say to their members as usual.

Venezuelan documentary (tags)

76 minutes Venezuelan Documentary people must see!

DESTROY AIPAC (tags)

WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA? AIPAC IS WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA....DESTROY IT!

Nationwide protests AGAINST the Project for the New American Century (tags)

EXPOSE THE UNACCEPTABLE SECRETS OF AMERICA NATIONWIDE PROTEST AGAINST THE PNAC Project for the New American Century www.newamericancentury.org At NOON on Saturday OCTOBER 23rd, 2004 In YOUR city!

The Anatomy of ''Terror Experts'' (tags)

The Terror Experts existed before the Iraqi resistance and they will exist after it. Wherever the oppressed rise and effectively resist imperial rule there will be academic chairs, foundations grants and Centers for International Studies for the ambitious upwardly mobile Terror Expert. The Imperial state will demand their services, the prestigious Councils of Foreign Relations will offer membership and universities will reward them with distinguished professorships. They will be celebrities ­ the mass media talk shows will feature them. They will be far from the killing fields but their spirit will be there, on the front lines and in the torture chambers, guiding the hands that place the hoods over the unredeemable, nihilists, Muslims, Marxists or national patriots.

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

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

The real stakes of the election (tags)

Another world is possible: Countering the (il)logic of political violence (tags)

With the publication of his book The Logic of Political Violence, former ELF spokesperson Craig Rosebraugh is following in the footsteps of Ward Churchill, whose Pacifism as Pathology provided a gloss of intellectual credibility to the advocates of "Diversity of Tactics" during the peak of the global justice movement. An excerpt from Rosebraugh's book has begun to circulate on the internet. Will his advocacy of revolutionary violence appeal to a re-vitalised anti-war movement, or is fighting for peace about as smart as fucking for virginity?

What Democracy Looks Like (tags)

The Republican National Convention, Voting, and The War on Terror

This Is What Democracy Looks Like (tags)

American democracy is up off the canvas. Come November 2, it will knock the power punch-drunk Crawford Chump so far out of the ring, he won’t know what hit him. Copyright © 2004 Mark Drolette. All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.

Nuclear fuel rods missing from Eureka PG&E atom plant waste pool (tags)

Apparently there are no records of the missing radioactive waste since 1968. This is an extremely unprofessional way to run a nuclear plant.

"Democratic Imperialism" (tags)

"Violent democracy expeditions are in diametrical opposition. The action of the US in Iraq cannot be legitimate and does not further democratization.."

Life and Lies Under the Terrordome (tags)

How intensely war moves on the "home front" are being escalated! How suspicious the timing of all this is! How completely flimsy all the supposed "evidence" turned out to be!

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

THIRD PARTY POLITICS (tags)

This article is about third party politics, and the role progressives, disgruntled, and discarded voters can play in stirring our country to greener pastures.

The Lady of Liberty (tags)

Liberty Bound's Christine Rose shares her experience with police brutality at a protest.

Wanted: More Than a Million in NYC to Deliver a Big NO to Bush and All That He Stands For (tags)

We must issue a refusal--by more than a million--to live our lives as normal as long as "our" government continues to plunder the planet in illegitimate, immoral wars! A refusal--by more than a million--to sit by and let the machinery of elections and democracy "take its course"! A refusal-- by more than a million--to submit to the growing Christian fascist morals and enforcement at every level of society. A refusal--by more than a million--to stand by as Arabs, Muslims and South Asian are rounded up.

BTL:'Banana Republicans' Examines How GOP Gained Virtual Control over... (tags)

...U.S. Political Power~Interview with John Stauber, co-author of 'Banana Republicans: How the Right-Wing is Turning America into a One-Party State,' conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

War in Iran and the Draft (tags)

Is the media desensitizing the american public toward the possibility of a draft or a war in Iran?

Dealer Stands (Sits on His Hands) (tags)

We simply refuse to acknowledge the problem of a nuclear Korean peninsula in any meaningful way... So, uh, how was Iraq a threat again?

Why Does the World Hate Israel? (tags)

Building Bridges Radio - The CorporationThe Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power: (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Reports presents this 58 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Un-manageable (tags)

Un-manageable Saturday July 24th 2004 at Flor y Canto 6 PM www.florycanto.org A discussion on the ways in which institutions have been using discipline and normalization as tools to mold the individual into docile and manageable bodies. The primary target of control is no longer just our body but also, if not primarily, our 'soul' ...

Knowledge is Power or Life in the Pseudo (Money) Economy (tags)

"When one hears the parties, they all seem to refuse responsibility and are only inte-rested in preserving their power, not in any particular task of doing something for our country or its people.. Who can endure this Punch-and-Judy show of pseudo-debates?"

Texans can do no wrong (tags)

"After reading stacks of documents from the investigations and talking to energy experts, I found more smoking guns in California's energy crisis than in a Clint Eastwood movie, and none of them have Ken Lay's prints on them." -- Kathryn Jones, 2001

"I want to f--k with Nevada for a while" (tags)

"This was not a smoking gun, this was an audio tape of the bullet coming out of the chamber, hitting the victim and the killer standing over the body and laughing about it." -- Russ Campbell, Nevada Power Company attorney

The People's Media Reaches More People Than FOX Does (tags)

While Big Media is "simply in the business of selling products, the people's media reaches more people than FOX does.

RAWHIDE (tags)

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has reviewed tapes and transcripts of traders from various companies, and says they took the song Rawhide, wrote new lyrics, and sang it on the trading floor. . .

BTL:June 30th Transition of Power in Iraq Criticized as Hollow Attempt to... (tags)

...Bolster Bush Re-Election Bid~ Interview with Rahul Mahajan, author and commentator, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

"Anything they'd ask you, you'd have to lie" (tags)

On May 17, 2001, Enron Chairman Ken Lay held a secret meeting in Beverly Hills for VIPs (including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Milken) to lobby the Calif Legislature to protect deregulation. That same day the Bush/Cheney administration unveiled their national energy policy which adopted seven of Ken Lay's "suggestions."

Bored With Third Party Politics (tags)

Where Our Focus Should Lie

They need a bomb and they will get one (tags)

Fear & Panic Election show

Theses on revolution and counterrevolution in Venezuela-Part 2 (tags)

solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution

Benefit and Informational Meeting for this June's SF Mobilization at Arts in Action, LA (tags)

*Please forward widely* Benefit and Informational Meeting for the June Reclaim the Commons/Anti-G8 SF Mobilization Thursday, May 27, 7PM Arts in Action (1919 W. 7th St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles CA) $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

More anti-terrorism power sought - JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS PATRIOT ACT NOT ENOUGH (tags)

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is seeking to expand its anti-terrorism powers again, adding, among other things, an FBI subpoena power so secret that even a lawsuit challenging it had to be kept under wraps.

We are the People: underage and Longing for Leaders (tags)

"Now and then persons at the top of our political pyramids have a screw loose some-where..Canthis continue for ever? Will idiots in power breed idiots to defend their idiotologies? I don't believe so." Programs instead of persons could be emphasized.

A Response to Violence (tags)

A short peice in response to the recent beheading of Nick Berg.

Ex-Conservative Insider starts anti-Conservative Media group (tags)

A new poll Indicates concern about the power of Conservative Media; "By 46 percent to 31 percent, respondents said that conservatives have more power and influence in the media today than do liberals. Moderate and Independent voters also reach the same conclusion."

Big Money wants Iraq nonsense to End (tags)

"US military behaviour often seems to be choosing the worst aspects of several bad options and combining them."

mini Shrub to Trash Magna Carta (tags)

Western civilization has long praised the Magna Carta, passed back in 1215 to curb unrestrained Power of the King. Modern democracies point to the Carta as proof of the beginning of people's sovereignty. But the latest push by Bush to sell the "pat-RIOT" Act II is a clear signal by the neo-con Cabal to grab Unlimited Power by the Supreme court-selected executive.

Worldwide Activities Mark April 25th, Call for End to Half-decade of Persecution (tags)

Practitioners of Falun Gong will mark April 25 this Sunday with activities around the world, renewing the call for Beijing to end a five-year campaign of suppression that legal experts have come to term genocide.

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

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

Pre-9/11 World Trade Center Power-Down (tags)

Did the World Trade Center towers undergo a deliberate “power-down” on the weekend prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks? According to Scott Forbes, a senior database administrator for Fiduciary Trust, Inc. – a high-net investment bank which was later acquired by Franklin Templeton – this is precisely what took place. The perfect time for CIA agents to plant explosives to bring down the towers

The US Policy Reversals (tags)

This article is about the harmful reversals of US policies with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian conflit and critical components relating to The eventual consequences to such acts are manifesting as we speak

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

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

US repeating Britain's 1920 mistakes in Iraq (tags)

'What happened in Iraq in 1920 so closely resembles the events now that only a historical ignoramus can be surprised'

Begging for it. (tags)

We are being told that the terrorists are going to hit us again. Much harder. Maybe hard enough to cancel the elections and cause the military to suspend civilian government while the shadow structure waits in their air purified underground bunkers and directs the remaining survivors into work camps.

An anti-state communist perspective on the war (tags)

This is 2003 article about the Iraq War 2, just before it started. It's from Anarchy: a journal of desire armed. It's unusually prescient in its predictions of how the entire war will go. I post this because the journal has been criticized by some anarchistists as "primitivist", and Anarchism has been derided by the Left as everything from chaos to disruptive and unthinking. Liberals stereotype anarchists as young fashion victims, implying they are shallow. These are simplistic stereotypes at best, and fear mongering at the worst. Articles like this one below, I hope, give people pause to consider the relevance and usefulness of anti-state, anti-capitalist critique. Remember, this article was written before we invaded Iraq. So here goes. -- Just Another Anarchist

Riverside Police Commission under fire (tags)

The debate over whether Riverside's only form of civilian oversight over its police department will continue to exist continues, but questions are asked about its independence.

Kerry vs. Kerry-lite (tags)

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

Hamas Leader Killed to Help Consolidate PA Authority In Gaza (tags)

It Is Widely Believed that Hamas Leader Shiek Yassin Was Killed With the Connivance of PA Leader Mohammed Dahlan, In Order to Consolidate Power for the PA in Gaza

SCREENING: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (tags)

Special IMC Screening at Casa Del Pueblo on Friday, April 2nd, 2004 7:30PM, FREE!

Riverside Police Commission under fire (tags)

After the most recent elections for city council, it became clear to most community members that Riverside's only civilian form of police oversight might be placed on the chopping block.

Delivering the NO! to Bush and All That He Stands For (tags)

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John Kerry Skull and Bones Link (tags)

People v Person (tags)

Here is a great article about the true nature of government interference in our lives.

Elections or Resistance: Bolivar y Resistencia (tags)

US has military programs, bases or spies in every country in Latin America Only Cuba and Venezuela restrict US official activities. We want this entire military-espionage regime out! We won’t pay you anymore debt peonage and we take back all of our resources, our industries and our power

Building Bridges:The President's Powers to Arrest and Detain In Wartime (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report brings you this 28 minutes Radio Program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK.

The Politics of the Gang (tags)

Haiti should be a sobering lesson to those who entertain the fantasy of libertarianism. If the state is the ultimate source of evil, then what is turning all these boys into butchers?

Haiti-there is no solution under Capitalism! (tags)

Haiti

Haiti-Which way forward against Imperialism? (tags)

Haiti

Dean's Rough Ride (tags)

From the narrow perspective [of the party establishment], Dean represented a political Antichrist. The unvarnished way he talked. The glint of unfamiliar, breakthrough ideas in his speeches. His lack of customary deference to party elders (and to the media's own cockeyed definition of reality).

Bill for Confiscation (tags)

Bill for Confiscation of Firearms H.R.2403

George Bush's Book of Days (tags)

George Bush's Book of Days Documenting his Near-term Future by noted astrologer Mike Jordan of the Harmonic Astrology Project

How to defeat Bushism in 2004. (tags)

The defeat of Bush will require an international effort.

Energy Independence (tags)

Request to increase hydroelectric power instead of imported oil.

Slaying The Beast Before The Election Is Canceled (tags)

The Bush administration is guilty of so many crimes that they don’t dare give up the grips of power. The seriousness of their crimes rivals those brought to trial at Nuremberg. Every single senior member of this administration is guilty of war crimes, war mongering and crimes against humanity.

The Secret Society That Ties Bush and Kerry (tags)

Slavery is freedom...so get back to work and never mind what were up to!!

The Relevance of Marxism (tags)

Some predictions Marx made during his analysis of capitalism that have proved to be accurate and one that has yet to come to pass.

BTL:White House Moon and Mars Exploration Initiative Masks Drive for... (tags)

...Military Dominance of Space Interview with Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

We Can Do This: Direct Action against Global Capitalism and US Imperialism (tags)

Ingrid Chapman has been involved in direct action organizing for the past 4 years. At 23, she has helped pull off successful mass actions, worked with thousands of activists around the country and bases her work in the question, "How do we build broad based movements capable of challenging global capitalism and US imperialism?" While it is easy to get depressed about the state of the world these days, those in power would also like us to forget that the largest anti-war movement in history was mobilized this past year and that global movements for justice are standing up against capitalism. Ingrid Chapman is one of the many younger generation radicals developing visionary politics and strategic practice to build our movements.

Fear and duplicity (tags)

Some thoughts on fear, intimidation and Martin Luther King Jr.

Empire strikes out (tags)

First publicated on the trotskyist review Marxism Alive 6

Racism, the Left, and Pacifica Radio (tags)

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

CHILLING DEJA VU: The Original, Eerily Premonitive Bush:Hitler Comparison from July 2001 (tags)

When this essay comparing Hitler's rise to power with Bush, and the tactics of the present GOP with the 1930s Nazis and Stalin's communist regime was first published in July, 2001, I was the recipient of a flood of hate mail and even a couple of death threats from militant rightwingers. But the comparison hit home: the article has been been circulating all over the world, reprinted in at least five languages. Unlike the lame, even bizarre comparisons rightwingers try to make between Clinton, Dean, et al. and Hitler, the similarity between Bush's regime and the rise of the Nazis is REAL and has evoked a shock of recognition in readers - or, as the title says, a "Chilling Déja Vu."

We Must Do What We Can 2 (tags)

The time for action is now, are you human enough to answer the call?

Bring Them Home NOW (tags)

Another fine analysis from Stan Goff. We're not asking for any favors. We DEMAND. A great letter by Stan Goff, a former high-ranking special forces soldier, which criticizes "liberals" and anti-war activists for backing Dean. A great contribution to the "lesser evilism" debate.

The Karma of Spin (tags)

A look at Bush Admin. spin, how quickly it has collapsed, and a suggestion that spin is little different from false advertising.

BTL:Critics Say Transporting Dismantled Nuclear Power Plants Unnecessary and... (tags)

...Dangerous. Interview with Sal Mangiagli, Citizens Awareness Network, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

The final step is still on strike (tags)

The dark age will come

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

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

With us or againts us. (tags)

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

The New America- Darth VAder or Frankenstein's Monster? ( Part 2 Of 2) (tags)

Using unusual personal experience and studied general observation to denote the horrific transformation of America, via mass-conditioning, pop-culture media programming, the military, and of course the legislature and police to train and harvest the slaves to serve the New World Mafia's black market profits and control.

Ritt Goldstein: A Police State Rising? (tags)

Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein's chronicle on the rise and ramifications of police power...from both journalistic and deeply personal perspectives.

The Permanent Revolution: Battle cry of the 21st Century (tags)

On the trotskyist review Marxism Alive 2 - October 2000

The Demonization of Slobodan Milosevic (tags)

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

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)

PUBLIC TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY REVEAL THE FOLLY OF USA VISION OF AND DRIVE TO WORLD EMPIRE

The Capture of Saddam Hussein-Editorial statement (tags)

Irag

Patriotic Gore and Power Vacuums (tags)

"The capture of Saddam Hussein does not mean the end of violence in Iraq." George 'Psychopath' Bush 12.14.3

Nature as Healer and Teacher (tags)

Nature is a healer and teacher, a wounded healer and scorned teacher, a majestic fountain of awe, wonder and inspiration.. Nature cries in pain because she is reduced to a free good, external or sink by a one-dimensional economism.

CIA Psy-Ops on the Internet (tags)

See, if the "retired" spooks flame in too nasty a fashion and too constantly, it makes them look bad. The technique used is to bring people in from outside with no other purpose than to start flame wars with, and otherwise harass the critic. An analogy would be the hockey player who can't skate but is on the team to take out the talented players on the opposing team by starting brawls. A trademark of these types is that they never contribute anything of substance. Their refrain is "so and so is a... blah blah."

The imperial counter offensive: contradictions, challenges and opportunities. (tags)

A victory or prolonged war by the guerrillas in Colombia will provide breathing room for the rest of the left. Thus it is essential that maximum support and solidarity be extended to the Colombian struggle. Internationalism is not only the solidarity network against the new imperial military offensive, in general, but in support of the Colombian peasants and workers organized in their "Peoples Army."

Is Bush a bigger liar than Clinton? (tags)

George W. Bush and his sleazy gang have but one guiding principle that dominates all they do. They use public power and influence for private gain and will do just about anything to keep the power in order to keep the gain.

Editor of Kuwaiti Daily: Syria's Secret Service is Behind the 'Iraqi Resistance' (tags)

08 December, 2003 The Middle East Media Research Institute The November 1, 2003 conference of foreign ministers of the countries neighboring Iraq yielded numerous articles in the Arab press condemning Syria's pro-Saddam stance. Among the authors were editor of the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, Ahmad Al-Jarallah, and Iraqi opposition member and political commentator Dr. Riyadh Al-Amir. The following are excerpts from the articles

BTL:Pentagon's Operation Iron Hammer in Iraq Could Foster More Support for... (tags)

...Anti-U.S. Insurgency. Interview with Rahul Mahajan, author of "Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

USAF Linked To Electronic Warfare Attack In Tennessee (tags)

The close resemblance of the Hartsville attack to other U.S. Air Force electronic warfare led to speculation that radio station WJKM may have been chosen as a test target for a clandestine electronic warfare unit located within the power facility, or to which the power facility serves as electronic relay point. The likelihood that the electronic attack was accidental, rather than an intentional military test, is low, given that the targets were media outlets.

JFK, 9-11, and the REAL America: Tying It All Together (tags)

An organic reconsideration of US history and major "conspiracy theories" of the past 40 years, including those pertaining to the 9-11 attack, and how they shed light on America's present drift into fascism.

Shelby Steele Says It Out Loud: Whites Not Equal In The New America (tags)

Misinterpreting Mr. Dean's remark as an effort to use "identity to seek political power in precisely the same way that Rev. Al Sharpton does," Mr. Steele went on to ruminate about why there is no white identity in American politics, even though, as he freely acknowledged, there are certainly non-white identities”

The Fascism is getting harder to hide. And harder to fight. (tags)

Found this morons diatribe on DU and thought I'd post it here so all the liberal and anarchist wingnuts would have something to jerk -off to. Don't say I never did anything for you. Idiots.

CLEAR LIES PART 2: King Coal: The Sell Out of America's Skies (tags)

The Clear Skies Initiative is a litany of lies concocted to justify the infamous Bush-Cheney Energy Plan. The cornerstone of this disastrous anti-human health, anti-environmental scheme: COAL.

President Kennedy the Fed and executive order 11110 (tags)

How America has slowly been enslaved by banksters, worthless paper they designed and printed, and a fraud so bold none would suspect it!

CLEAR LIES PART: King Coal -- the Sellout of America's Skies (tags)

Assuming that Americans will be focused, open-mouthed and drooling over the mainstream media coverage of the Bush UK tour, the GOP goons in Congress are ramming through the Bush-Cheney energy bill -- the BIGGEST CORPORATE GIVEAWAY IN US HISTORY

CLEAR LIES: The Dirty, Deadly Truth about Bush's Clear Skies Initiative (tags)

The Clear Skies Initiative is a litany of lies concocted to justify the infamous Bush-Cheney Energy Plan. In this Five-Part Series, CLEAR LIES: The Deadly, Dirty Truth about Bush's Clear Skies Initiative and Catastrophic Energy Plan," the lies, manipulations and false promises laid out in Bush's Clear Skies speech are ripped away to reveal to ugly truth beneath.

Of Satans, Bush and financial dictatorship (tags)

Using "Bush Logic" George Washington and all of the Founding Fathers who fought in the Revolutionary War were Terrists'. Think about it.

THE SEVEN VARIETIES OF GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES (tags)

The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties. Few cultures have allowed their general population access to weapons, the tools of power, to the same degree as the United States. Instead, most societies have restricted the keeping and bearing of arms to a select few power brokers and their agents, often resulting in oppression on a grand scale.

'We could lose this situation' (tags)

Reality begins to set in with the NeoCONs that the Iraqi People are not going over and play dead so that Georgie and Co. can Pillage the Oilfields and cut FAT no-bid reconstruction Contracts with their their Cronies. As the Bush Sycophants circle the Wagons and start snarling now is not the time to let up on the pressure. NO CONQUEST FOR OILSRAEL.

Why the Democrats are afraid of Howard Dean (tags)

Both power centers of the Democratic establishment — the Kennedy left and the Clinton middle — are frantic at the prospect of losing control of their party to Howard Dean. They fear a McGovernesque debacle that would hand the G.O.P. a super-majority in the Senate.

Montana's Alternative to Energy Deregulation (tags)

Montana's Democrats are seeking either a rural electric cooperative or public power group to buy NorthWestern Energy, the supplier/distributor of electricity and natural gas to more than 300,000 customers (after Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings are finalized).

Why Montana needs to Re-Regulate the Energy Industry (tags)

In 1997, Montana privatized energy generation by selling off its assets -- fast-forward six years and Touch America and North-Western are bankrupt. "Nobody wants to eat crow, but slowly, bit-by-bit, we've been putting regulation back into place"

Burning the US Constitution (tags)

The US Constitution is a remarkable piece of literature. Our founding fathers penned a work of prose with no equal. They laid out a blueprint for a nation that transcends the passage of time and is as relevant today as it was on the day it was brought forth. The constitution ensured that relevance by incorporating the mechanism of amendments that would allow it to stay forever current in the quest to create a more perfect union. Of the 27 amendments made to this remarkable document, none are more important than the first ten amendments, collectively known as the Bill of Rights that were ratified on December 15, 1791.

Cheney's hawks 'hijacking policy' (tags)

Former senior-level Pentagon officer blows the whistle on an effective shadow policy group pursuing an agenda at odds with Washington's official line.

JUST ANOITHER BUSH LIE (tags)

a jobless recovery is no recovery

Banging Your Head Into Walls (The Evil Oligarchs Kill, and kill, and kill again) (tags)

John Chuckman is a Vietnam Veteran who now lives in Canada. "Not that there is no such thing as genuine terrorists. Of course, there are. Terrorism - from the Sons of Liberty and the Klu Klux Klan to black street gangs and camouflage-obsessed militia-nuts - is a rich part of American history. Please note that it has not been dealt with by blowing up whole neighborhoods of innocent people. "

Those who seek ''the death of the United Nations'' (tags)

While the United Nations is seen by many as merely a talk shop that gets little done, the truth lies elsewhere. For example, UNESCO has done a great deal for education and the work of UNICEF has been phenomenal.

CHENEY WAR PROFITEER (tags)

cheney is a terrorist massmurderer and war profiteer

HOW THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT IS BLOWING IT (tags)

Raining on a parade--or, in this case, an anti-war march--isn't likely to win one popularity contests. But somebody has got to raise the alarm. The upcoming Oct. 25 march in Washington DC is being billed as a revitalization of the movement which made history with coordinated worldwide protests against the looming US-led assualt on Iraq Feb. 15. But the new mobilization actually represents a dangerous step backwards for the anti-war forces in the US.

Event: Fight the Power, Build the Power (tags)

Join Traci Harris and Roy San Filippo, members of Bring the Ruckus, for a discussion of white abolitionism, dual power, anti-authoritarian cadre organization and revolutionary feminism.

Libertarians and Conservatives -- Neither Side Really Gets It (tags)

The rift between libertarian and conservative movements in America today can be repaired. Mutual success can be achieved by cooperating on more critical subjects like dismantling public education in favor of home schooling and privatization.

The silence in America concerning Jews is simply deafening (tags)

"The silence in America concerning Jews is simply deafening, isn't it?

I See Dumb People (tags)

YOU forgot to waive your flag vigorously!

Islam And The Terrorist’s Who Work Within The US. (tags)

The al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the great black out last month. They claimed they targeted the business district and the UN Headquarters’ but would not elaborate on how so they could repeat an attack. Another al-Qaida claim? Coincidently about three weeks later the British business district also experienced a power grid outage and the UN Headquarters was blown up in Iraq shortly after. The month prior Russia experienced a blackout believed to be caused by sabotage. In Iraq the power was also been sabotaged.

Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. (tags)

Now, thirty-four pages of internal Enron memoranda have just come through this reporter's fax machine tell all about the tryst between Maria's husband and the corporate con men. It turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off.

The Sperminator (tags)

I realize that the big story of the day is that the Siegfried and Roy act is on indefinite hold, but I thought I'd chance a few words about the erection.         I mean, election. Sorry, I've got Schwarzenegger on the brain---but not in the way you might think. Sex is not the problem here. It's certainly not Arnold's problem, as he obviously has enjoyed lots and lots of sex with lots and lots of women, and probably still does. Collie-fawnia, heah I come! The Sperminator!

Arnold's Enron Secret (tags)

Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. The biggest single threat to Ken Lay and the electricity lords is a private lawsuit filed last year under California's unique Civil Code provision 17200, the "Unfair Business Practices Act." This litigation, heading to trial now in Los Angeles, would make the power companies return the $9 billion they filched from California electricity and gas customers.

Maoist Debate: Free Speech under Socialism (tags)

The following exchange was taken from the 2changetheworld.info website over the question of Freedom of speech after revolution.

Does President Bush Plan To Attack Israel Next ? (tags)

We must stop terrorist states and rogue nations. President Bush has made this abundantly clear. The Mideast has only one country that is a bigger nuclear power than England, unregulated and unchecked by the International Atomic Energy Commission or the U.N., with an unsafe,aging nuclear reactor at Dimona, Israel. There is a fleet of Phantoms to deliver the nuclear bombs, as well as missiles that can hit all European capitals, as mentioned by an Israeli diplomat recently. It has advanced chemical and biological weapons. It occupies a land inhabited by 3 1/2 million people, terrorizing innocent civilians, not allowing them to build a home on 2/3's of their land.

Radical Direct Action (tags)

Our protest tactics do not work. The demonstrations against the war did nothing to dissuade the Bush administration from carrying it out. Mass rallies to demonstrate that the people oppose government policy play on the assumption that the government could give a damn what the people think. It does not, and it will not. The government is motivated exclusively by their interests in capital and power. We know this to be the case by their own admission, by the governments insistence that it will not be influenced by protests.

Discovery May Spur 20 Times Cheaper Solar Power (tags)

The French-Italian company expects cheaper organic materials such as plastics to bring down the price of producing energy. Over a typical 20-year life span of a solar cell, a single produced watt should cost as little as $0.20, compared with the current $4.

Arnold Unplugged - It's hasta la vista to $9 billion if the Governator is selected (tags)

Fully Informed Jury Association (tags)

Grand and Trial Jury RIGHT

What To Do THIS Weekend (tags)

Only 4 days until the 3rd Green Reel Film Festival. Finally... a film fest that the masses can afford to attend!

A US Federal Judge Reports on Iraq (tags)

This is a report by Judge Don Walter, a recently retired federal district judge from Shreveport. He was ask by the US Dept. of Justice to go to Iraq to help them restore their judicial system. He has made several reports of this type since going there.

October 4-5 Green Reel Film Festival in Hollywood (tags)

The Green Reel Film Festival 2003 - Hollywood, California - October 4 and 5 feature films • documentaries • shorts • cartoons • music videos The Green Reel Film Festival 2003 is the antidote to the constant beating of war-drums we are faced with every day in America, from our leaders and especially in our media. The Green Reel is Democracy in action: a true forum for ideas, and an opportunity for the otherwise stifled voices of progressive filmmakers from across the country and around the world to get their message across, whether regarding the environment, politics, LGBT issues, racism, and corporate power. Just a few of the many features this year are: Animated Shorts by Mark Fiore The Carlyle Connection Intimacy Afghanistan: From Ground Zero to Ground Zero Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election Human Resources A Different World is Possible Who’s Paying the Price? ...and so much more.

The president lays an egg at the U.N. (tags)

The Dimwit in Chief fails again to convince anyone with any intelligence that he is not a congenital liar.

The Truth about FEMA and the Future of America (tags)

This information can be backed up by the American Justice Federation

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (tags)

I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group

Wesley Clark: Hero or Villain? (tags)

The hidden and ignored recent history of Yugoslavia and its relevance to the presidential candidacy of Wesley Clark.

Last Rights (tags)

But of course, a classic coup is "not necessarily assisted by either the intervention of the masses or, to any significant degree, by military-type force." It's an inside job, carried out by factions within the elite. Who says? The man who literally wrote the book on the subject: right-wing guru -- and Pentagon advisor -- Edward Luttwak.

The Elites Know We're Right (tags)

The Elites Know We're Right

How to defeat the fascists (tags)

Marching in the streets is important work, but wouldn't we have greater success if we also took control of the United States government?

Killed Bioweapons Specialists (tags)

They killled the biotech specialist worldwide to shut them up - so they can herd us into cities and knock us out. They don't want us to have life extension.

Morn the loss of MURDERED Saudi Anarchists on this day (tags)

The United States Government MURDERED ITS OWN CITIZENS. I support civil rights for unjustly held prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Join the Anarchists Defense League

Misery likes company George Bush has second thoughts on Irag (tags)

Irag

War in Irag far from over (tags)

Irag

WTO/Cancun issues.... Agricultural Subsidies? (tags)

Electricity Blackouts-Power to the People (tags)

Powerto the People

Silence is Deadly. Anti-War Day Sept 1, 2003 (tags)

"The US wages a pure imperial war of conquest with the admitted lies that its own country and the world had to be preventively defended against the threat of weapons of mass destruction.. God is with us on the way to the Americanization of all cultures.."

Gulliver Calls and the Dwarfs Follow (tags)

"Imperial overreach threatens Europe's economic resources and military arsenals already strained to the limit.. The emperor and his people should quickly understand that the Imperium Americanum cannot subjugate the globe." Translated fr German

Blackout (tags)

"The gigantic blackout (that will certainly not be the last) was a direct consequence that the US is so exemplary in the special neoliberal disciplines privatization and lower costs..Profit maximization at any cost leads to abstract cost cutting pressure." From German

BTL:Consumer Groups Link Power Outage and Failing Grid to Utility Deregulation (tags)

Interview with Wenonah Hauter, of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.

The Sage of Imperialism: Harry Magdoff (tags)

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

Dollars for Terror (tags)

Carol Brouillet, who prints the Deception Dollars, and reviews a book that shows (or at least contends) how Osama bin Laden is part of the CIA terror network.

A Shock to the System (tags)

In the deregulated environment, low-income families have little recourse when the bills pile up and you have to choose between paying the water bill, the doctor bill or the power bill.

The Great Myth of US Benevolence (tags)

A few thoughts about the reluctance of many Americans to accept the realities of US imperialism.

The GRID: Profits vs Reliability (tags)

The "market" is already demanding "incentives" for expanding the transmission grid, but it will only increase their reach leaving the rest of the country even more vulnerable to widespread power outages.

POWER OUTAGE TRACED TO DIM BULB IN WHITE HOUSE (tags)

The Tale of The Brits Who Swiped 800 Jobs From New York, Carted Off $90 Million, Then Tonight, Turned Off Our Lights

3rd World Countries Have Power Outages (tags)

From Alex Jones (www.infowars.net)

Cleveland, OH has been without water for several hours (tags)

The Mayor of Cleveland stated around 9PM Central that if the power was not restored to the city within 2 hours, the city's water supply would cease to function.

GIVE IT TO YOUR KIDS! (tags)

Education working in Los Angeles in spite of itself it would seem...

Election Plan? (tags)

I think something more or less like this is what should have happened post election 2000, rather than relative dissolution after election day. Let’s learn from that mistake. Let’s not repeat it. Let’s demand of our process and its participants a strategy that has staying power.

Lawyers Can Tattle On Us Now - No Juries (tags)

News from Alex Jones (www.infowars.net)

BTL:Newly Passed Congressional Legislation Promoting Fossil Fuels and... (tags)

...Nuclear Power a Gift to Big Energy Companies Interview with Lisa Gue, senior energy analyst with Public Citizen, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

THE ANARCHIST REVOLUTION IS HERE!!!!!! (tags)

RAPID CITY ANARCHIST NEWS LETTER!

The continuing bush elephant herd (tags)

As nixon (a bush hireling) did with the cubans, so does george scum wish to do with the spanish of s america...the cia made a big deal with the catholic nazis about this a long time ago...part of the long term selling of America to foreign powers by the bush traitor family......a catholic USA..... militias mobilize on the border to augment border patrol NOW!!!

Wide Awake-Stop the Terrorists! (tags)

Stop the Terrorists

"Last Convulsion of US Power" (tags)

"Facts interest me, not theories. the fact is the US consumes more than it produces. There is a gigantic growing annual US foreign trade deficit of $500 billion.. The wars of the US are an attempt to prove something that is disappearing, the global power of US."

Social Misery Increase In Direct Proportion to the Size of the State. (tags)

War is the health of the State. War centralizes the State.

Vaclav Havel's "Politics as Responsibility for the World" (tags)

"What has greater weight: the political culture of unselfish service to the whole or the Mafia maneuvering between the laws..What I seek has the character of an ideal that we approach." Vaclav Havel was president of Czechoslovakia for 13 years.

Election Frauder Willie Brown Supports Death Penalty Democrat Gov Davis (tags)

Election Frauder "mayor" Willie Brown of San Francisco, who sits in office with 40% of the vote plus election fraud, and is known for being anti-tenant and anti-public power, showed up at a unity rally on July 19, 2003 for his equally reactionary friend, Gov. Gray Davis, who is best known for promoting the death penalty, prisons and private power, all good reasons to recall this worst governor in California history.

Capitalist Gangsters to Buy Russia (tags)

"In Russia, this is the equivalent of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch coming to the defense of Bill Gates and Microsoft during the U.S. anti-trust trial in the 1990s."

COUP IN GUATEMALA! (tags)

The old Demons are waking up. The Constitutional Court makes it's decision... democracy is not worth a damn, a blood drenched tyrant stands in the wings. The vultures wait for their next meal. Stolen elections, the tale of the hemisphere, stacked courts, smiling Generals, body dumps, and U.S. aid. Somewhere in the forest a Quetzal sings a plaintive song.

The Time for Nonviolence Has Come (tags)

As Robert Muller has said, there is not one superpower in the world today, but two: the militarized United States on the one hand, and the millions of ordinary people, including many Americans, who yearn to devote their energies to a humane future. Which will win?

Global Power Elites and the New Wars (tags)

"A representative republic was transformed into a plutocracy. Privatizing public property was a continuous tendency during the whole modern age." The average net worth of the 400 richest Americans rose tenfold by 1999..The Bush administration has martial plans, not a Marshall plan." From the German

1,401,285 for Recall of Gov Davis (tags)

1,401,285 signatures as of 7/12/03 have been collected to recall the worst governor in California's history, Gov. Davis, who has cost the taxpayers millions of dollars to pay for prison-concentration camps, the death penalty and private power.

Chemtrail Broadcast Canopy Sprayed Over Northern Alabama (tags)

Close Redstone Arsenal.

The Extinction of the Federal Government (tags)

In any revolution there is pain (and this is a revolution, whether there's shooting involved or not.) But soon the government parasites who subsist by inserting straws into their victims' throats will discover that their victims have simply walked away.

Letter from Iraq (tags)

Here's a bit of really accurate information on what's actually happening in Iraq. None of the Pacifica style disinformation here.

GET DOWN WITH CABLE NEWS (tags)

a quick and easy way to chisel at Cable News

Over 1 Million Sigs to Recall Gov (tags)

On this day, 6/30/03, that Green Party candidate for governor, Pete Camejo, announced his intention to run on the recall ballot for governor, there are 1,074,430 signatures for the Recall, enough to qualify if most are valid.

Hail to the Psychopath (tags)

The psychopathology of Bush

Commencement Address by Neil Boortz (Excellent!) (tags)

This is pure dynamite. The guy rocks! Love to have been there to watch the faculty while he gave this speech - B.A.

Where does power come from? (tags)

Where does the government get its power?

SEIU Local 36 United For Power Committee Fights For Union Democracy (tags)

The Local 36 United For Power Committee, a rank and file prodemocracy group inside SEIU Local 36 is fighting to win!

A bastard's manifesto: A call for corporate perestroika (tags)

Corporations are really all about colonialism, and the hyperinflation of their power through a top-heavy distribution of wealth must eventually tip over if our species is truly humane and democratic.

Mon 6/24, SEIU: CALL IN TO SUPPORT UNION DEMOCRACY (tags)

ON MONDAY 6/23, join fellow workers in the Northeast by call SEIU President Andy Stern at 1-800-424-8592 to demand democracy in the Northeast: -STOP ATTACKING AND DENYING REPRESENTATION TO UNION DISSIDENTS -END THE TRUSTEESHIPS. HOLD FAIR ELECTIONS IN BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK PRESS RELEASE FROM SEI

Vet is Prisoner of War in LA County, War Against Constitutional rights (tags)

Kurt Brown blew the whistle on numerous agencies and is being FORCED AGAINST HIS WILL to remain in LA County. Time......

Our Brave Soldiers Fight Ignoble Wars for Cowards (tags)

Our dead young American soldiers are fighting for some very wealthy individuals who think they know how to rule the world. These power mongers use their wealth to create policy and their policy to create more wealth. Their policy is brutal. They think nothing of killing 10,000 innocent civilians (almost entirely Muslim) and destroying their lands with the most lethal of weapons of mass destruction so that they can exploit their natural resources and gain a stronghold in the Middle East by establishing a permanent military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan- in the heart of Islam, oil and five of the worlds nuclear nations.

The Consumerist Manifesto. Book Review (tags)

"Trade is the functional equivalent to force", Bolz says self-assuredly. Whoever pursues trade and consumes doesn't wage wars apart from weapons and drug trade. Consumers as a rule are peace-loving beings. They don't hurl bombs.."

Triumph of Kleptocracy & Death of Reason (tags)

"The great danger of the lynch-mob terror-bubble we find ourselves trapped in, as the Germans under the Nazi regime were, is losing touch with the rest of the world..This is no longer our government, but has been stolen from us by country-sized corporations and their henchmen." from Slingshot 2003

Dying For The Government (tags)

Those who died in this war did not die for their country. They died for their government. They died for Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld. And yes, they died for the greed of the oil cartels, for the expansion of the American empire, for the political ambitions of the President. They died to cover up the theft of the nation's wealth to pay for the machines of death.

CORPORATION USA (tags)

Only SLAVES and CORPORATIONS need to use capitalization of their names. Better check your ID to make sure they haven't used capital letters, otherwise your a slave without any rights... yes thats right!! check Roman Law

Pattern of Megalomania: The Bush Record (tags)

"There exists a chilling pattern of events surrounding the Bush regime’s rise to power and the emergence of Napoleon and Hitler."

Rumsfeld rationalizes denial of democracy in Iraqi. (tags)

Is Rumsfeld in denial, is he from this earth? In this article he uses Hitlers method of rising to power as a rational to deny democracy to Iraq while his regime used the same technique to come to power and continues to use them to solidify thier power. What planet are these being from?

The High Cabal's Economic War Against the World (tags)

Money, money power, and the Federal Reserve Swindle/Scam are fundamental to the Bush Junta's operations. They are after all petty and venal people whose primary interests are money and power. "Know the truth and it shall set you free."

"For Another World". Dorothee Soelle and "Pax Americana" (tags)

The neighbor falls by the wayside amid the burning questions "How do I accept myself?" and "How am I beautiful?" The liberation theologian Dorothee Soelle sees individualism as one of the stigmata of the American way of life.

After the War is Before the War (tags)

The Marburg professor of political science gave this address at the union conference "After the Kosovo War" on Sept 4, 1999. Translated from the German

Webs of Power - Part 2: The Federal Reserve (tags)

The Federal Reserve Bank of America is not a government entity. It is a private corporation with stock owned by shareholders. A majority of these shareholders are not American. The prior paragraph is common knowledge by economists and professors, and can easily be found with minimal research.

"For Another World". Dorothee Soelle and "Pax Americana" (tags)

"A neighbor whether near or far has no chance any more amid the burning questions "How do I accept myself?", "How should I treat myself?", "How am I beautiful?" ..Marvelous little flowers grow somehow out of the concfrete."Translated from the German

Economy for Human Needs (tags)

"If the peace movement, globalization critics and unions unite their struggles, sand can be thrown in the gears of neoliberal globalization. Then changing direction will be possible." Translated from the German

Liberals vs. Conservatives? It's the Corruption, Stupid (tags)

"...how about contrasting our noble beginnings to where we stand today? Thomas Jefferson's vision for our nation is imbued with John Locke's interpretation of government of, by and for the people. "Great mistakes in the ruling part, will be borne by the people without mutiny or murmur," Locke wrote. "But if a long train of abuses. . . . all tending the same way, make the design visible to the people . . . it is not to be wondered that they should then rouse themselves, and endeavorto put the rule into such hands which may secure to them the end for which government was at first erected."

Texas Democrats defy GOP power grab (tags)

ARDMORE, Okla. – The power grab by President George W. Bush, his advisor Karl Rove, and U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay to redraw Texas congressional districts in order to send up to seven new right-wing extremists to the U.S. House of Representatives suffered a serious setback when 53 Democratic lawmakers on May 12 boycotted the Texas House of Representatives.

Rational Fascism (tags)

A short history of the rise of Italian and German fascism and the reasons for the occurrence. Excerpted from Michael Parenti's book Blackshirts and Reds.

The 14 Defining Characteristics Of Fascism (tags)

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

G.W. Bush: Drunk on Power (tags)

The president he got his wars folks don't know just what it's for; No one gives us a rhyme or reason have one doubt they call it treason. Eugene McDaniels "Compared to What?"

Karma (tags)

so the bible says, as you sow so you shall reap

New dangers and tasks for the new peace movement (tags)

We are living in exceedingly dangerous times. A decade ago, few of us expected this turn of events. With the end of the nuclear standoff between the United States and Soviet Union, millions of people felt enormous relief, believing that the nuclear arms race was giving way to a new era of peace.

Security Hazard - A Deathly Peril Society Formula (tags)

Possible and very like intelligence method used internally or externally in a State.

Emergence (tags)

In the sudden aftermath of the war, folks might find the following uplifting. It's taken from a longer talk given by Steven Miller, a high school teacher, at a LRNA forum in San Francisco on April 18.

Power to the People (tags)

No it's not the DWP talking anymore.

THOMAS FRIEDMAN'S LIFE AS A PET HAMSTER (tags)

Squeak, squeak...

The Gaping Hole In Iraq (tags)

While Bush was at his podium, US troops were firing into a crowd of demonstrators in the Iraqi town of Falluja, killing 13 of them. The Pentagon says the Americans were fired on first, but eyewitnesses insist the protesters were unarmed. Apparently they were trying to reclaim a local school that US forces had taken over.

War Is A Racket (tags)

The nature of the Iraqi conquest was not lost on one cable TV news reporter who, in questioning a man who wanted the rebuilding process to be opened up to other nations than just the United States shrieked that the "French who wanted no part in the war now want to share in the spoils."

stop the dirty air war at home, 300 Sept 11s is enough (tags)

Public pressure needed to stop energy companies from killing thousands more people.

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

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

Capitalism: A Very Special Delirium (tags)

Capitalism: A Very Special Delirium an interview with Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in: "Chaosophy", ed. Sylvere Lothringer, Autonomedia/Semiotexte 1995 with permission by the publishers

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Capitalism : A very special delusion~G. DeLeuze (tags)

Capitalism: A Very Special Delirium an interview with Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

fight the power. (tags)

make peace & love. power to the people. sisters & brothers united. fight the power. x

The Most Dangerous President Ever (tags)

I miss Ronald Reagan.

The Tower of Babel (tags)

"This is the project of globalization: making a new tower of Babel out of the planet. Every relation should be uniform..The laws of the neoliberal tower forbid acknowledgment of differences. The subjugation of differences is the only allowed possibility."

Countdown to Recall Gray Davis (tags)

The Countdown to Recall Gray Davis has begun as 6% or 55,357 out of 898,157 petitions have been completed and the desired deadline is the 4th of July while the legal deadline is Sept 2, the day after Labor Day.

The Unthinkable Is Becoming Normal (tags)

"The Pentagon's deliberate destruction of Iraq's civilian infrastructure, such as power sources and water and sewage plants, together with the imposition of an embargo as barbaric as a medieval siege, produced a degree of suffering never fully comprehended in the West. Documented evidence was available, volumes of it; by the late 1990s, more than 6,000 infants were dying every month..."

Practice to Deceive-- Chaos in the MiddleEast is not the Bush hawks' nightmare scenario-- (tags)

"In short, the administration is trying to roll the table--to use U.S. military force, or the threat of it, to reform or topple virtually every regime in the region, from foes like Syria to friends like Egypt, on the theory that it is the undemocratic nature of these regimes that ultimately breeds terrorism. So events that may seem negative--Hezbollah for the first time targeting American civilians; U.S. soldiers preparing for war with Syria--while unfortunate in themselves, are actually part of the hawks' broader agenda."

Iraq: Anti-US protests growing (tags)

Exasperated US military officials tried to hamper the media from covering new demonstrations in Baghdad while some 20 000 people in the Shiite Muslim bastion of Nasiriyah railed against a US-staged meeting on Iraq's future.

Rumsfeld's Bad Things (tags)

umsfeld could have stopped the shambles easily by ordering adoption of normal measures that would have been used by Iraqi authorities - a perfectly legal order by the occupying power. Iraqi police would have shot looters, quite legally

RCP embedded in Pacifica (tags)

Why is the Revolutionary Communist Party allowed to spread their rhetoric on Pacifica?

War and Education (tags)

Thomas Jefferson, in framing the Constitution, felt that in order for our Republic to function effectively and protect our freedoms, it was essential that we educate every citizen so that they could question those in power.

Noam Chomsky Appearance 4/6/03: "Freedom is not a right, it's a legacy" (tags)

Ask a group of politicos on any side of the spectrum, and love or hate him, one would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know the name Noam Chomsky. Some call him an "America-hater." Some call him "Saint Noam." At Agape last Sunday, he was welcomed like a movie star. And in his unassuming yet unequivocably rich oral tradition, Noam Chomsky spoke of the American legacy

Don't Mess With Texas (tags)

Only the Americans have the sovereign right, drunk with power and arrogance, to threaten to try the invaded in US courts for "war crimes."

Investigative Report: What are violations of the Geneva Convention? (tags)

After the Pentagon's kerfluffle over the broadcasting of images of American POWs over Iraqi television, I saw the following image on Yahoo News. This prompted me to do an investigation of the Geneva Convention, relative to Treatment of Prisoners of War.

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

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

Let there be light (tags)

faith based solar initiative

Who owns CNN? or MSNBC? ABC? (tags)

So ya think we have a "free press" eh? Check out who owns who, and who owns what you think.......

Tribulations: Terrror Targets Everwhere--Everyone (tags)

Danger from terrorism increase everywhere everyday. Be aware, be prepared and be brown skinned if you can (safer in most of the world from now on !). Al Qaeda and other terror cells laugh at US and its people who think their government spends good money to protect them

Down With Authority/Government/Religion/"Experts" (tags)

Government is bad. Business is good (unless they work for Government, which they all do now, or the government will go after them). Thus, we have the mess we're in. And they are trying to get more big government through the UN. More consolidation of power, more abuses of power. More war, misery. Revolution: Answer: Entrepreneurship.

Become An Entrepreneur (tags)

Start your own business. Become a street vendor.

American, Dutch, English & Jewish ‘Nazi’s’ (tags)

A review about deception and the secret side of our history, the population is not allowed to know about.

Western Civilization at a Crossroads (tags)

"Peace is not evertything but without peace everything is nothing" (Willy Brandt 1982).. "The civilization project aims at abolishing war as an institution..Justice and the strength of the law should replace power interests and the right of the stronger."

How Americans are feeling about thiis war (tags)

Here's what the man in the street is thinking.

A War in the Planning for Four Years (tags)

Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CFR Put War Plans In a 1997 Book - It Is "A Blueprint for World Dictatorship," Says a Former German Defense and NATO Official Who Warned of Global Domination in 1984, in an Exclusive Interview With FTW

SIX DAYS OF SHAME (tags)

Having destroyed its water and power supplies, cut off food supply routes and having failed to crack its human defences, they are now preparing to lay siege to Iraq's second city which is more than 40 per cent children.

Decolonize America (tags)

The war is not the responsibility of Bush alone, but deeply rooted in the capitalist-colonial nature of the US system.

'04! important! (tags)

a call to take to the streets in '04:

latest Chomsky 3/20 "Deep Concerns" (tags)

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Operation Bug Splat (tags)

Judith Moriarty does it again - cutting through the crap of the Warmongers and exposing it for the hate filled disinformation that it is.

Message to the Troops (tags)

Each must choose - Armies of Death and Armies of Life "The shadow does not hold sway yet, not over you, not over me."

RW: An Unjust and Illegitimate War (tags)

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Recovering the Power of the Global Grass Roots in the Antiwar Movement (tags)

Feel free to reprint this essay

Serbian puppet knocked out (tags)

Djindjic in Belgrade killed: Serbia Prime Minister shot. State of emergency imposed. Germany's important man on the Balkans dead. On Wednesday the Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic died into Belgrade with the second attempt within few weeks.

A Call for the Invasion of Burma (tags)

When oh when will the suffering people of Burma be saved from their tyrannical rulers? A call for someone, out of the sheer goodness of their hearts, to spend a few hundred billion bucks to save those poor suffering people...

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorist Links Found! (tags)

An open letter submitted to select United Nations officials, Security Council members, US congressmen and senators, and members of the media.

McArthur Park Woman's Day event (tags)

McArthur Park

Bush Daddy War (tags)

Better than before!

Call To Action (tags)

From a Plaintiff in the Anti-War Lawsuit against President Bush being appealed in Boston and the widow of a Viet Nam veteran.

Confronting the Warmakers (tags)

Letter from a young revolutionary communist Confronting the Warmakers, Visioning a Different Future by Sunsara

Sheep being sent to the slaughterhouse (tags)

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

Venezuela: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CHAVISM AND ANARCHISM... (tags)

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CHAVISM AND ANARCHISM, BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

THE DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR OUR REPUBLIC (tags)

"I, like many other supporters of the Constitution, have been asking since the 2000 election; exactly what drives the foreign policy of the Bush Administration. The answer is revealed in the doctrines of the Policy for the New American Century, (PNAC) "

VENEZUELA: ALL OF THEM MUST GO! (tags)

ALL OF THEM MUST GO!

The Wealth-Transfer Machine (tags)

If you want to know how the country is controlled you have to understand the basics of how it's done. How is done - by keeping you poor and manipulating the politicians through the use of money and debt. These are not trivial issues and require some work to understand. However, if you want to understand it is worth the effort.

TAKE THE POWER BACK! (tags)

Take the Power back from corprate crooks and dirty politicians. How to stop war, heal yourself and the environment, and revive the economy.

Rationality vs. Extremism (tags)

As long as you can keep the rats fighting under the table, they will never see the meal going on above them.

American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)

The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html

American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)

The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. web link http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html

Are breakaway marches a good tactic? (tags)

Radical elements of the anti-war movement have used "breakway marches," in which a smaller group breaks away from the main (peaceful and legal) march, and engages in "direct action" of some sort, to good effect in SF, LA, & NYC. At this early stage of the movement, that is probably a good idea. However, once war with Iraq actually breaks out in earnest, radical anti-capitalists should seek to seize control of the main marches themselves, wresting them away from the reformist misleaders, and taking the streets in a massive showing of the power of the people.

Our Cause (Grammar Fix) (tags)

This is in response to the growing will, a conscensus of the people, as become more organized then-ever in solidarity in resistance of a war using our new age technology & education. This is bringing our responsiblity to our system & the realities of that system, for the purpose of awarness & inspiration to our cause!

Our Cause (tags)

This is in response to the growing will, a conscensus of the people, as become more organized then-ever in solidarity in resistance of a war using our new age technology & education. This is bringing our responsiblity to our system & the realities of that system, for the purpose of awarness & inspiration to our cause!

The war and premeditated genocide: What is at stake? (tags)

The great confrontation has been joined. We are living history. I believe we will win. Not from visionary faith, but from the conviction that what we are fighting for represents the best of humankind.

DO YOU WANT AN EVIL EMPIRE? (tags)

The danger that a Central Government free from it's historic restraints could run amok with self-serving self-justifications was something that our Nation's Founders warned of. Read Washington's Farewell Address for perspective on their viewpoint.

A New America (tags)

The peace protestors inspire hope in a nation that seemed headed for its own destruction.

DAVY V. EXPOSES CORRUPT COPS! (tags)

VIDEO PRODUCER/FILMMAKER DAVY V. USES THE POWER OF VIDEO TO EXPOSE CORRUPT COPS!

ENDGAME (tags)

"When will it end? How can we return to a time when there are no terror alerts, no Department of Homeland Security?"

Disentangling the Antiwar Movement from the American Flag (tags)

(A downloadable PDF version of this essay is available at www.freesocietycollective.org; feel free to copy and distribute this 8.5 x 11, 2- sided flyer)

USA Bad Boys: Blackmail and US Intervention in latin America (tags)

US addictions haunt and terrorize world: OIL, WEAPONS, DRUGS. US BAD BOYS and friends in Latin America held power for decades. Now they are run out of town by Hugo Chavez, people of Bolivia and New Ideas. Guns and Money aren’t enough anymore–Hope lives –Struggle Consumes…

Democratic Socialism: A Transformational Project (tags)

Democratic socialism as a transformational process could remedy the social coldness and ecological blindness of neoliberalism and its total absolute market. This article is translated from the German in: Utopie kreativ 2000.

VIDEO PRODUCER DAVY V. EXPOSES CORRUPT COPS ! (tags)

VIDEO PRODUCER DAVY V. USES THE POWER OF VIDEO TO EXPOSE CORRUPT COPS!

Dr. Steven Greer Announces New Free Energy Device - audio and written article (tags)

Everyone should be aware of this information.

THE COMING REVOLUTION (tags)

THE BIG LEAP

State of the Union - Early Release of Rejected Draft (tags)

Draft rejected. Too transparent.

THE FEMA REPORT ON THE COLLAPSE OF WTC SEVEN IS A CRUEL JOKE. (tags)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency report into the collapse of World Trade Center Seven is seriously flawed.Flawed to the point where it is considered a JOKE.

The Mud is Up To Our Necks (tags)

The Bush administration firmly believes in its dreams of solving deeply rooted long-term problems in coups d'etats. When the dreamers awake, they will see that the mud is up to our necks..Washington sees international organizations as impairment..

No to Capitalist War, Yes to Anarchist Revolution! (tags)

The following is the text from a new poster from the Federation of Revolutionary Anarchist Collectives (FRAC). The poster is the first in a series and is in both english and spanish. This poster examines the root causes of the impending war, possible methods of resistance here in North America, and our vision of a free society.

BOLIVIA: FIGHT ISOLATION TO DEFEAT THE GOVERNMENT AND ITS PLANS! (tags)

! STOP THE REPRESSION! ! POPULAR TRIBUNALS TO JUDGE THE ASSASSINES OF MINERS AND COCALEROS! FOR NATIONAL COORDINATION OF STRUGGLE!

Bush Seeks $3.5 Million for Group Building N. Korean Reactors (tags)

Rumsfeld was director of company that helped N. korea Build its Nuke plants before he became Secretary of Defense!

Smallpox threat and your evaporating rights as a sheepizen of the U.S. (tags)

My title above, not the author of the Truthout editorial below..... Creep toward fascism (or run?). Vaccinations in the context of civil liberties. The ultimate rebuttal to proponents of Small Pox: "While these doctors state that smallpox vaccinations are dangerous, they are also clear that the threat of bio-attacks is slim and that even if there is bio-attack, it can be readily contained and mass vaccinations thus are not justified."

Breaking the Silence on the Israel Lobby (tags)

I placed much of the blame for the escalation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the actions of the organized American Jewish community and by individual Jews working independently who over the years have successfully stifled, intimidated, and marginalized critics of Israeli policies.

Michael Parenti Article: To Kill Iraq: The Reasons Why (tags)

Arguments against a war on Iraq by noted political analyst and author Michael Parenti.

Capitalism = Self-Destruct Anarchism = Self-Construct (tags)

APPROPRIATION

Build the Power: Revolutionary Organization Gets Off the Ground (tags)

Various people from around the country meet to develop an organization based on the Bring the Ruckus proposal released in April 2001.

It's not the oil - it's the power (tags)

According to the Petroleum Economist of February 11, 2002, it was the Taliban which tried to get a trans-Afghan pipeline, and it was the U.S. and Unocal which jinxed the project.

Dictator Watch Manifesto (tags)

Now, or never?

Plum Island: A Disaster Waiting To Happen (tags)

Or has it already

NO POWER AT ALL - WE ARE READY FOR THE REVOLUTION (tags)

blow up a social relation by changing it

Venezuelan Masses Support Chavez. Corporate media lieing as usual (tags)

read http://www.narconews.com The corporate media spinners are doing all they can to bring down the democratically elected president of venezuela. The strike by the rich in venezuela has been defeated.

Counter-Realism (tags)

Social conflicts are always conflicts around terms and definitional power..Whoever has definitional power over what is reality and what is realpolitik dominates ideological semantics. Translated from the German

The War against Crisis (tags)

"Violently shattering the cartel of OPEC is discussed openly in the US..This calculation is irrational and can only accelerate the crash Less peace will be brought to Iraq..The US creates a qualitatively new state of emergency through its attack as defense."

Praise for the Peace Movement In America By Lloyd Hart (tags)

These conservative elites' in America and around the world don't give a damn about you or me or our children.

The Veezuelan Revolution in Danger (tags)

Venezuelan Revolution

Weaning Off Fossil Fuels (tags)

American rooftops can be the Persian Gulf of solar energy. After Australia, no developed nation on Earth gets more annual sunlight than the United States. In addition, wind is now the fastest-growing energy source worldwide and one of the cheapest. But wind and solar power generate less than 2% of U.S. power. We can do better. We can increase auto fuel economy standards to 40 miles per gallon. The technology to achieve that goal exists now.

chavez says there is a new attempt at a coup (tags)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A nationwide strike escalated into angry street protests as Venezuelans riled by economic and political turmoil tried to force Hugo Chavez from the presidency of this polarized nation. Chavez said the strike won't drive him out.

I am a real conservative (tags)

True conservativism vs left/right fog

THE FINAL STAGE OF CAPITALISM AND NATIONALISM IS NOW (tags)

HI ANARCHY

Why the Fed Murdered JFK (tags)

JFK's efforts to prevent "Pax Americana" and Executive Order 11110 would have severely cut into the profits and control of the banking establishment....

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.

Ecuador-Lucio Gutierrez opens a new revolutionary stage (tags)

Ecuador

The CIA and Drugs (tags)

The CIA's relationship with drugs and the reasons for it.

"WE HAVE THE POWER", DICK GREGORY TELLS DALLAS CONFAB (tags)

Activist DICK GREGORY told this weekend's Dalas conference on domestic assassinations, "We have the power".

There Was Never Anything Wrong With Being a Communist, (tags)

Communism is at the very heart of being human which fits the model that nature has hard wired us with, tribalism.

Understanding US Policy with Iraq (tags)

War is not inevitable. However, only the masses can stop it.

neighborhood bully (tags)

ramsey clark on american militarism

Fighting for peace and justice (tags)

Students join with labor / Youth flexes power to stop war

Condemned to Empire (tags)

Does empire encourage untruthfulness, the rewriting of history and the crisis of language and community? Can the unipolar moment annul the multipolar reality? Does denial of interdependence plunge a cnation into paralysis? Translated from the German

Orwellian Poindexter IAO planed BEFORE 911 !! (tags)

Just like unPatriot Act -- set in motion before 9-11 ... get the word out so the brain-dead corporate media doesn't roll over

ACTION ALERT !!! CONTACT YOUR SENATORS NOW !!! (tags)

STAY FOCUSED: if the TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS part of HOMELAND SECURITY isn't amended then there will be no future dissent; it's "BIG BROTHER"! CONTACT YOUR SENATORS NOW! (they're voting on it THIS WEEK!)

Location for protest of KKK white power music show in Southern CA 11-16 (tags)

Saturday November 16, at a Fairgrounds in Perris, CA in Riverside County. The address is 18700 Lake Perris Dr. Here are directions from LA.

ACTION! When Even Safire Is Afraid Of HOMELAND SECURITY Act, You Know It's BAD ! (tags)

When even right-wing fanatics like William Safire are afraid of the "Homeland Security Act", then you know it's scarey. Even though it doesn't have the gut appeal of the War On Iraq, CONTACT your senators NOW ! E-mail at www.congress.org or call NOW!

When Even Safire Is Afraid Of Homeland Security Act, You Know It's Bad ! (tags)

When even right-wing fanatics like William Safire are afraid of the "Homeland Security Act", then you know it's scarey. Even though it doesn't have the gut appeal of the War On Iraq, you should be contacting your senator NOW !

Introducing the Information Awareness Office (tags)

YOU ARE A SUSPECT: regarding the current homeland security act.

A Bill Moyers Commentary (tags)

Bill Moyers shares his views on the results of the 2002 mid-term elections.

Sketches of a post-Foucauldian anarchism (tags)

A development of two lines of thought on the nature of power based on the work of Michel Foucault

Wellstone’s Death and Activist Clairvoyance from Peace Spiritual Practice. (tags)

'Yes, says Paul From Then and Now' article, supporting links, and a question 'Did Jesus die for us to model accepting such martyrdom deaths or to teach us to prevent all such martyrdom deaths, independent of whether Jesus was a man or God?'

Ballots across the West promise Power to the people (tags)

Public ownership of electric power is an idea whose time has come – at least in San Francisco, Las Vegas and in the Big Sky state of Montana. Voters in these western locales have a chance to vote Nov. 5 for ballot questions that open the way for city or state takeover or buyout of private utility companies.

LA Anarchist Anti-War conference THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (tags)

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ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND IN LA!!! OCT. 25-27 (tags)

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ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE COMING UP THIS WEEKEND OCT. 25-27 (tags)

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Anarchist Anti-War Conference THIS WEEKEND Oct. 25-27 (tags)

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Anarchist Anti-War Conference THIS COMING WEEKEND Oct. 25-27 (tags)

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ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT. 25-27 THIS WEEKEND!!!! (tags)

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NATIONAL ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT. 25-27 (tags)

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NATIONAL ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT. 25-27 (tags)

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ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT. 25-27 (tags)

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Anarchist Anti-War Conference Oct. 25-27 (tags)

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ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT. 25-27 (tags)

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Vote Against An Imperial Presidency (tags)

Please read all of the following and consider carefully before deciding whether and how to vote in the upcoming elections.

Anarchist Anti War Conference Los Angeles (tags)

A three day Anti War Event organized by anarchist to educate and encourage people to act

ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT. 25-27 (tags)

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Anti-War conference Oct. 25-27 (tags)

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Voices of Anarchist Union Organizers (tags)

I asked a few folks to tell me a little about themselves and their views on organizing for unions. These six people identify as either an anarchist (with or without adjectives) or as an anti-authoritarian (an anarchist that doesn't know it yet!). They all work as union organizers or have worked as union organizers.

ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT. 25-27 (tags)

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Imperial War of Conquest (tags)

Personnal comment on the "Not In Our Name" Rally @ the Westwood Fed. Building on Oct. 6th. 2002

Anarchist Anti-War Conference Oct 25-27 (tags)

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Seeking Southern Cali. Music Bands/Performers!! (tags)

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ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT 25-27 (tags)

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Outwardly Progressive, Internally Corporate: Pacifica's Next Challenge (tags)

Internal problems at Pacifica stations still plague the network. While the major battle at Pacifica was won early this year, the war against a corporate style hierarchy is not over. It was this very hierarchy which enabled the General Managers to abuse their power within the stations in the first place. In order for meaningful change to occur, this structure should change, not just the personalities. Please see attached open letter by KPFK staff, highlighting problems and suggesting some solutions. (To add your name in solidarity, see directions below.)

ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT. 25-27 (tags)

JOIN US!!!

ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT 25-27 (tags)

JOIN US OCT 25-27

ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT 25-27 (tags)

JOIN US OCT 25-27

Anarchist Anti War Conference OCT 25-27 (tags)

JOIN US OCT 25-27

ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE (tags)

JOIN US!!

Anarchist Anti-War Conference in LA on OCT 25-27 (tags)

POWER - People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers

The Many Faces of War - An Anarchist Anti War Conference, Fri. OCT 25-27 (tags)

JOIN US OCT 25-27

Capitalism, Fascism and World War 2 (tags)

The relationship of fascism and capitalism as illustrated by the events of World War 2

HEIL BUSH: A NEW AMERICAN REICH (tags)

They came, they saw, they conquered. Now the United States dominates the world. With the rise of the New Age Roman empire, Jonathan Freedland asks how long before the fall?

Benefit Show Sat. Sep 21 @ Long Beach Infoshop (tags)

POWER - People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers http://www.wearepower.org

An Introduction to Dual Power Strategy (tags)

The great task of grassroots dual power is to seek out and create social spaces and fill them with liberatory institutions and relationships. Where there is room for us to act for ourselves, we form institutions conducive not only to catalyzing revolution, but also to the present conditions of a fulfilling life, including economic and political self-management to the greatest degree achievable. We seek not to seize power, but to seize opportunity vis a vis the exercise of our power.

The Bush administration charts course towards global catastrophe (tags)

The biggest threat to world peace and our nation’s security emanates not from the caves of Afghanistan, but from the Oval Office in the White House. If anyone thought that Bush’s talk about unending war was hyperbole, they now know they were wrong.

jello biafra at the power to the peaceful rally, golden gate park, sf (tags)

jello biafra at the power to the peaceful rally, golden gate park, sf

DEFENSE FUND FOR OREGON TARGETS OF JTTF (tags)

In the wake of charges brought against four young Oregonians, The Speaking Truth to Power Defense Fund has been established to defray legal expenses incured by targets of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

A Phone call to the Fed... (tags)

How many Americans know about the scam called the FED?? Not enough!

NAVIGATE THE REVOLUTION (tags)

THE COLLAPSE OF THE USA FORST

"Liberated" Afghanistan (tags)

Not long ago, the war propaganda machine crowed about how happy the Afghanis were to be "liberated" by U.S. forces. But the truth is that the overthrow of the Taliban and the intrusion of U.S. troops has plunged Afghanistan into chaos, and worsened and deepened the poverty there. Karzai's puppet regime controls only Kabul, and Karzai himself has to be guarded by Americans. Rival warlords contend for influence, and would be fighting each other even more if not for U.S. troops. Meanwhile, the U.S. bombing continues, having recently massacred the guests at a wedding party.

Next Planning meeting for Anarchist Anti-War Conference (tags)

yay

pRESIDENT BUSH ARRIVES IN L . A. (tags)

date 8-24-02 Bush's swing through the state on a fund raising campaign for Bill Simon Jr. arrived in town this morning. He was more than "warmly" greeted by many hundred (my estimate) Californians. They came out at 7a.m. to thank him for a whole list of unforgivable deeds. Not least, of which was allowing his energy cronies to raid our state treasury by in part feigning a power crisis and then pinning it on those "environrnentalist" in California for not building enough power plants. You are welcome to add an unforgivable deed in comments.

COLOMBIA IS LIKE VIETNAM (tags)

Many years passed before the great majority took notice that the revolutionaries of Vietnam fought for all humanity. One day something similar will happen with the FARC. The real enemy is the same. In another context, the women and men of the guerrilla movement of comandante Manuel Marulanda find themselves involved in a struggle that transcends the tragic Colombian scene. Resisting, they fight also for humanity.

is POWER organizing the Orange County Bush protest? (tags)

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Bush Daddy Pits and Snares (tags)

It's nothing like the stone God laid in Zion (Is. 28:16).

Trouble Erupts In California Pollution Trading Market (tags)

News Analysis: Trouble Erupts In California Pollution Credit Market Just As President Proposes “Clear Skies” Market For Power Plants

POWER Anti-War Meeting This Sun. @ 2:00 in Long Beach (tags)

http://www.wearepower.org

corruption (tags)

noen

CAUGHT AT CORRUPTION (tags)

TWO ARTICLES: ENRON'S GLOBAL RAPE OF CONSUMERS. SHORT PIECE QUOTING REUTERS; A LONG PIECE WITH THE SORDID DETAILS. THE LONG PIECE WAS POSTED TO INDYMEDIA 31 JULY, THE REUTERS PIECE BROKE 5 AUGUST.

Why Socialism? By Albert Einstein (tags)

Clarity about the aims and problems of socialism is of greatest significance in our age of transition.

POWER Anti-War meeting Sun. Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM (tags)

http://www.wearepower.org

The Rule of Law In the Wake of Clinton. (tags)

From the book "The Rule of Law in the Wake of Clinton"

Governmenht is conspiracy of the ruling classes! (tags)

Quotes from somewhere.

Solar May Be State Energy Crisis Legacy (tags)

A toehold for solar energy may be a positive and lasting legacy of California's electricity crisis.

Are we Federal Children owned by the Government?? (tags)

Your best investment in understanding may be a Black's Law dictionary, then you will understand the fraud that has been sucking away your life since you arrived on this planet!!

Coping with disruptions in indymedia and other networked organizations (tags)

The history of a persistent and difficult person who nearly destroyed Indymedia

Honky Wanna Cracker? A Look at the Myth of Reverse Racism (tags)

Forwarded by Tom Gorman. The article's on the mark, and easy to read. -jk

Dissent In Pursuit Of Equality, Life, Liberty And Happiness (tags)

Sharon Basco is executive producer of TomPaine.com. Howard Zinn is an historian and author of A People's History of the United States. Sharon Basco interviewed him for TomPaine.com.

What Bush Doesn't Know About Palestine (tags)

Yasser Arafat established a Constitution Committee in 1999, long before either George Bush or Ariel Sharon came to power and assumed the right to tell Palestinians how to run their affairs.

Class Struggle Online (tags)

update

White House Assigns Itself the Power to Determine Who is a Terrorist... (tags)

White House Assigns Itself the Power to Determine Who is a Terrorist, While Denying an American Defendant Due Process and Access to Attorney. Between The Lines' Scott Harris Interviews Theresa Younger, executive director of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union.

Proof the CA Energy Crisis was Corporate Manipulation/Theft (tags)

Probably no one reading the LA-IMC newswire will be surprised by this -- but here's (some of) the proof that last year's California Energy Crisis was thoroughly manipulated by the unregulated, parasitic energy corporations. A similar story was on the front page of today's (5-7-02) LA Times and the New York Times also had a lead article on the matter. Sorry for re-posting corporate media here, but I think it's important for this to be accessible on the LA-IMC newswire for posterity's sake. BTW, Pacifica Radio's Democracy NOW! had an excellent segment this morning about this as well.

ISRAEL & SAUDI BOOST U.S. WAR PLANTS (tags)

The money that U.S. gives to Israel go mainly to U.S.war plants. The Saudis buy $4 billion a year from the same "defense" manufacturing companies. The clout of the Israeli lobby is way overrated. is way o

Hold the Constitutional Light (tags)

Choose your reality

THIS WAR IS NOT OVER! JOIN US IN ORGANIZING TOMORROW MON APRIL 8 POWER MEETING (tags)

POWER - PEOPLE OPPOSING WAR, EMPIRES, AND RULERS

THIS WAR IS NOT OVER! JOIN US IN ORGANIZING TOMORROW MON APRIL 8 POWER MEETING (tags)

POWER - PEOPLE OPPOSING WAR, EMPIRES, AND RULERS

Bill Joy Says the Elite Will Rule Us (tags)

Bill Joy says the new technology may make humans useless eaters.

Bird Street Media Takes To The Airwaves! (tags)

Low Power FM Community Radio conference coming up April 13th and 14th in Oroville, CA. Part of the growing media democracy movement.

REMINDER: Monday March 18 POWER (People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers) meetin (tags)

POWER (PEOPLE OPPOSING WAR, EMPIRES AND RULERS) WHEN: Monday, March 18,2002 WHERE: Long Beach Infoshop located on 684 Redondo Ave. Long Beach CA TIME: 7:00 PM PHONE #: 562-434-1649 ALL WELCOME

Chaos Analysis Questionnaire (tags)

Give it a try!

RISE UP 2002: Hundreds of activists join with Farmworkers at UCLA (tags)

The RISE UP 2002 Conference has started. Hundreds of participants collected at Perloff Quad on UCLA campus this morning for the opening plenary; and are presently filling the classrooms of both Royce and Rolfe Hall in the first series of workshops. The conference has been organized by the Coalition of Imokalee Workers (CIW)as part of the Taco Bell Truth Tour.

"Fight the Power, Build the Power" Tour hits Los Angeles in March (tags)

A national speaking tour addressing the fight against white supremacy hits Los Angeles this March.

Koreatown WEF solidarity action (tags)

a little schizo-agit prop in downtown Koreatown. This two-sided map was folded into empty globes. The shapes were released into Koreatown's night.

World Social Forum Agenda (tags)

The list below, from the World Social Forum Website is a break-down of the four topics of conversation to be addressed at the WSF

Peter Camejo, Green Party Candidate for Governor, Speaks (tags)

Peter Camejo, Green Party candidate for Governor, discusses Gray Davis' ineptitude in his handling of the so-called "power crisis," a program for implementing the wide-scale use of solar power, and strategies for smashing the two-party duopoly with common-sense ecological and social values. Recorded at California's Green Party plenary, UCLA, 1/19/02.

Facists take power in Argentina (tags)

Right wing Peronists have taken advantage of the riots and come to power in Argentina.

The Nuclear Power Industry and the true cost of The Price-Anderson Act (tags)

The Nuclear Power Industry and the true cost of The Price-Anderson Act

Are you a Middle Eastern/South or Central Asian Womin Activist? (tags)

tired of being left out? join us for some talk

Institute for Public Accuracy: Behind the Enron Collapse (tags)

IPA provides comments by Doug Heller, Consumer advocate with the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights; Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; Tyson Slocum, Research director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program.

Captain Ozone - Hydrogen Fuel (tags)

A great alternative to foreign energy

RAWA's Statement on the Northern Alliance's Entry into Kabul (tags)

RAWA acknowledges, in the below statement, that the retreat of the Taliban from Kabul is, indeed, a positive development. However, the Northern Alliance has a very bloody history of its own; and RAWA calls on the world community to assist the people of Afghanistan in their efforts to build a peaceful future where basic human rights become a cornerstone of Afghan society.

Public power gives San Francisco the juice (Medea Benjamin) (tags)

Nov. 6 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you want power that is affordable, if you want to move from polluting fossil fuels to clean energy, if you want your energy system controlled by elected officials accountable to the public, vote yes on I and F.

'This is a test' all morning on Orange County, CA televisions (tags)

All day today, the Emergency Broadcast System has been doing it's test in Orange County. The test mumbles something about San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.

Sat13OctL.A. SOLAR HOME TOUR 2001 (tags)

This year's homes are fine examples of Los Angeles homeowners taking advantage of Solar Incentive Programs offered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the California Energy Commission (CEC).

some notes from "the society of the spectacle" (tags)

"The struggle of powers constituted for the management of the same socio-economic system is disseminated as the official contradiction but is in fact part of the real unity--on a world scale as well as within every nation."

Bush=Mass Murderer (tags)

George W. already had blood on his hands before he was INSTALLED-Over 160(as I recall-anyone have the EXACT figures?) executed in Texas by this nazi-istic thug. Now he's bombing Afganistan-how many thousands dead already?

The Power Plant Project is back in South Gate!! (tags)

The power plant project for South Gate is back. Come to the city council meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 to protest.

Money Drives the World (tags)

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

Ralph Nader Rally for Peace and Global Justice Oct. 11th in San Francisco (tags)

Ralph Nader returns to the west coast on Thursday October 11th, with a rally in support of peace and global justice to be held at the Masonic Center in San Francisco.

HIGHTOWER: Stand Up for Your Democracy (tags)

Look out America, here come the authorities to "defend" you against international terrorism.

Liberty or Death (tags)

Life without freedom isn't worth living.

How you can stop the money flow to the Republican Party (tags)

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Amy and the Dragon (tags)

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After Genoa: Diversity and Solidarity (tags)

Why We Need to Stay in the Streets: "Our large scale actions have been extraordinarily effective. In fact they have, they have significantly changed the agendas and the propaganda issuing forth. In any case, the actual policies of these institutions will be the last thing to change…. Our purpose is to undercut their legitimacy, to point a spotlight at their programs and policies, and to raise the social costs of their existence until they become insupportable. Contesting the summits has delegitimized these institutions in a way no local organizing possibly can."

CC on the Net: becoming "masters of the situation" (tags)

New challenges of the civic society and how you can participate.

Chicage Action against Media Program (tags)

Interesting targeted protest against a media vehicle, "the Real World".... or surreal, yuppie-dom world, more realistically.....

Solar Anarchy (tags)

Solar power is to energy production what anarchism is to politics... direct, decentralized and free. This photo was taken July 4th in Long Beach as solar power confronted the transnational AES owned Alamitos Power Plant.

July 4th Power to the People March in Long Beach (tags)

at the aes alamitos power plant

July 4th Power to the People March in Long Beach (tags)

at the aes alamitos power plant

July 4th Power to the People Parade in Long Beach (tags)

July 4th Power to the People Parade in Long Beach

July 4th Power to the People Parade in Long Beach (tags)

July 4th Power to the People Parade in Long Beach

Energy Independence Day in San Diego - Audio (tags)

This is audio from the second half of the Energy Independence Day Rally in San Diego. The audio clip is 54 minutes.

Power to the People (tags)

Judge grants Temporary Restraining Order against City of Long Beach.

Eating More Veggies Can Help Save Energy (tags)

f humans switched from a meat-based diet to a plant-based one, the world's petroleum reserves would last 260 years, as opposed to 13.

Protest Against Energy Profiteer: Yelling, Signs, Masks, Pie in the Face. (tags)

Links to photos of 6/21/01 protest against Enron CEO/ Thief Jeffrey Skilling and for Public Power. San Francisco Public Power Activists Picketed outside and interrupted his speech on the inside with yelling, signs, masks, and a pie in the face.

Information Collected at Starlight Bowl (tags)

A preview of materials/pamphlets collected during Saterdays teach-ins at Starlight Bowl.

Power to the People (tags)

People rising up to take back our power!!!

Power to the People (tags)

People rising up to take back our power!!!

PUNK PLANET May/June 2001 (tags)

excerpt from recent PP article(available in print only) on the history of the IMC

Power Fist Logo (tags)

Power Fist Logo

Doctrinaire Unilateralism (tags)

Over the years, American leaders have insisted that the nation's real power comes not from its military might nor from its economic clout, but from the universal appeal of America's democratic ideals. NOT ANYMORE!

Comments to CPUC on electric rate increases (tags)

California Public Utiities Commission is taking public comments on proposed electric rate increases. This letter suggests a cost-shifting approach to address the "crisis."

Indy Media D.C. owes me (tags)

Indy Media D.C. owes me a Public Apology for hiding my complaints against VAWA(Violence Against Women Act) This is a sad day for Warrior’s!

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

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

Photo: State Budget Surplus Stolen! (tags)

Photo: Union Activist at "Stop Rolling Blackmail!" Protest with sign reading "State Budget Surplus Stolen!"

Photo: Young Activist at "Stop Rolling Blackmail!" Protest. (tags)

Photo: Young Activist at "Stop Rolling Blackmail!" Protest.

Public Power Activist, Confronting Dems (tags)

Public Power Activist, Confronting Dems

Photo: Public Power Activists Crash Democratic Party Energy Hearings in Oakland (tags)

While Bush did his thing in Southern California - Democratic Congressional Representatives did their thing at an "Energy Hearing" in Oakland. (Republished from SF Indymedia)

Interview With Donna Warren, Green Party Candidate for Congress (tags)

Donna Warren, Green Party candidate for Congress in California's 32nd Congressional District, discusses the stolen election in Florida, the CIA's complicity in the supply of crack cocaine, the power of protest, and the power of the media. Check it out.

Photo: Public Power Activists Crash Democratic Party Energy Hearings (tags)

While Bush did his thing in Southern California - Democratic Congressional Representatives did their thing at an "Energy Hearing" in Oakland, CA.

solidarity vigil - "ain't no power like the power of the people..." (tags)

13.25 second audio clip of supporters yelling "ain't no power like the power of the people 'cuz the power of the people don't stop!" in front of twin towers during the vigil to show solidarity with those still in jail from mayday.

Breaking the Barricades: The Battle Against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (tags)

While the heads of state met with their corporate allies to move toward implementation of the FTAA by 2005, activists outside this 400-year-old walled city staged militant protests condemning the secrecy of the negotiations and the erosion of democracy they claim is the result of surrendering government power to transnational corp.

The Shortwave Report 4/27/01 !LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A Weekly 30 minute review of news stories and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. (13.6mb/mp3) Radio Netherlands, Deutsche Welle, Spain, China, Cuba. Foot and Mouth, nuclear power in Germany, Nigeria, Ethiopia, US arms sales, Mexico, Columbia, FTAA, US in Panama.

Fight Back Big Money Media (tags)

Put counter friction on the machine. Hit Big money Media where it hurts, MONEY

Mumia Abu-Jamal speaks on Global Corporatization (tags)

International Action Center info about FTAA events in Quebec and elsewhere. Mumia commentary on threats of Globalization.

The Extortion of California-Wrath Of Bush And The Texas Power Cabal (tags)

February 11. 2001-California teeters on the brink of darkness. The state is threatened with daily power blackouts. Natural gas may be cut off in the coming weeks. With a predicted hot and dry summer approaching, state politicians are scrambling for eleventh hour remedies.

April Fools' Rate Hikes (tags)

The Disneyland Democrats had their state convention in Anaheim, California this April Fools' weekend and still insist on following their PG&E whore, Gov Gray Davis, like the blind fools they are, as he leads their party to sure oblivion into the gubernatorial campaign of 2002

bridge occupied in protest at nuclear shipment (tags)

Some 45 Greenpeace activists from 15 countries were arrested today after occupying a 13 metre high bridge over the river Jeetzel near Hitzacker, in front of the path of the shipment of nuclear waste travelling from France to Gorleben in Germany.

Of Deregulation, Climate Change, Gas Decline, Blackouts, Nukes, Circuit Breakers (tags)

Have you heard about that big nuke at San Onofre going down? If not, go to the URL below. What's the old saying about the weakest link in the chain?

Utilities Scam protest (tags)

Utilites Scam Protest Monday the 26th

Coup Watch, Britain (tags)

What if they pulled a coup and nobody noticed ?

Governor Davis Proposes Environmental Destruction as Solution to Energy Crisis (tags)

Latest executive orders by California Governor Davis will suspend environmental regulations so that power plants can be built. Power company investment in Davis' election pays off.

MP3:Utility Greed, Not Power Shortage, Cause of Calif.'s Deregulation Disaster (tags)

Energy activist Harvey Wasserman, author of "The Last Energy War: The Battle Over Utility Deregulation" takes a critical look at California's electric power disaster and the various remedies offered to repair the damage. Visit Between The Lines Website www.btlonline.org for more information and RealAudio version, week ending 2/9/01. To receive Between The Lines Q&A, a weekly transcript of one of the week's interviews, email btlqa-subscribe@topica.com

MP3:Utility Greed, Not Power Shortages,Cause of Calif.'s Deregulation Disaster (tags)

Energy activist Harvey Wasserman, author of "The Last Energy War: The Battle Over Utility Deregulation" takes a critical look at California's electric power disaster and the various remedies offered to repair the damage. Visit Between The Lines Website www.btlonline.org for more information and RealAudio version, week ending 2/9/01. To receive Between The Lines Q&A, a weekly transcript of one of the week's interviews, email btlqa-subscribe@topica.com

Utility Greed, Not Power Shortage, Root Cause of Calif.'s Deregulation Disaster (tags)

Harvey Wasserman, author of "The Last Energy War: The Battle Over Utility Deregulation" who takes a critical look at California's electric power disaster and the various remedies offered to repair the damage. "The Last Energy War" is published by Seven Stories Press. Listen to this interview in RealAudio and get more information on the Between The Lines website at www.btlonline.org for week ending 2/9/01. To subscribe to BTL's weekly summaries email btlsummary-subscribe@topica.com

The True History of Corporate Control In America (tags)

"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling power. "Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing." Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Protests Work! (tags)

Inauguration protests were successful today

CA Power Crisis: The Enron/Bush Connection (tags)

California's power crisis goes all the way to the White House. Enron, Bu$h's largest donor, is the leading business connection behind our state's disconnection. Now Bush says we'll have to pollute more.

The Facts Are In: Electricity Demand in California Was Lower (tags)

"The fact that demand in California is on par with previous years highlights power producers' attempts to circumvent environmental rules and local input on energy policy,"

Mexican army chased from base by Zapatistas (tags)

Mexican army chased from base by Zapatistas, in a peaceful New Year's Eve occupation. The Zapatistas cut electric power and toppled antennas. President Vicente Fox ordered the closure of the base shortly thereafter.

Austria: a year after the FPO crept to power, who benefitted ? (tags)

In Austria, the regime of Haider's laughably named "Freedom" party may serve as an example of what to expect from a corporate state.

Voting Doesn't Create Social Change (tags)

First of all, I want to remind everybody that most anarchists don't vote. There are a few anarchists who do vote, but they do so for personal reasons. Voting, as most anarchists would argue, is a method to sanction the political system. If you are interested in regaining control over your life, you aren't going to waste your day voting for a candidates who aren't going to make any radical changes. Ralph Nader may be an excellent anti-corporate crusadr, but he is no anti-capitalist and certainly isn't an anti-statist.

what is democracy? (tags)

what is a democracy? an investigation into american representative democracy on the eve of another election.

Goddess of Democracy (tags)

Here is the Goddess of Democracy before the cops kidnapped her.

CORPORATE POWER #1 (Poster) (tags)

CORPORATE POWER CRUSHES DEMOCRACY!

the great wall (tags)

living in LA

Paint Parking Meters in LA!! Power to the People (tags)

Paint Parking Meters

Sad (tags)

For those at the WTO protest and the coming DNC battle (tags)

This is our time to change the world... and I can think of no better philosophy than to live your life in the way you wish this world to be, not accepting anything less than ultimate freedom for yourselves and your Brothers and Sisters...

national guard gets ready (tags)

national guard gets ready with weapons for LA - LAT article the last line is interesting

Corporate Media Black-out (tags)

Corporate Media continues black out of horror.

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