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March 2020 Honduras coup and pandemic update (tags)
March 2019 Honduras coup update At the beginning of this month, people commemorated that 4 years had passed since Berta Caceres the indigenous feminist environmentalist and anticapitalist leader was murdered, and continued to question how those who had ordered the murder were getting away with this. A teacher and writer who lived a life critical of the dictatorship regimes was murdered. Meanwhile, another school is left with no teachers. The pandemic also arrived in Honduras this month, devastating a people already hungry, lacking healthcare access, and militarised, bringing about a much worse state of affairs. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2020/04/30/march-2020-honduras-coup-update/
December 2018 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
This December 2018 in Honduras: the regime plotted to politically imprison students who protest, another was kidnapped and assassinated in this context. State security gunshots that wound people at protests continued. Journalists received very heavy threats and attacks. Different campesino groups and communities of resistance against mining and sugarcane monocrop industry have their lives and livelihoods under attack. Some migrants under threat, others lost their lives. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2019/01/08/december-2018-honduras-coup-update/
Memories of Cambodian Genocide in 70's compare with Rohyinga Displacement into Bangladesh (tags)
The Rohyinga people a minority in SW Burma are being forced into Bangladesh by violence. Observers of southern asia might recall what happened to Cambodia when the world had concentrated on the Vietnam war
Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)
This article surveys the relationship between the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and catastrophic weather events in the US.
Hurricane Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)
This article points out how catastrophic weather events have coincided with the Peace Process initiatives.
Disney Marathon, Kicking Out the Homeless (tags)
The homeless are being thrown out of their tent homes under Highway 57 so Disney Marathon runners won't see poverty.
Save Midtown-Black Homes Matter (tags)
San Franciscans rallied to support a major rent strike and oppose attempted mass evictions by the City.
Gaza Journalist tortured by Hamas (tags)
Gaza journalist says he was tortured in Hamas jail
Midtown Apartments Rent Strike Going Strong (tags)
On November 14, residents of the Midtown Park Apartments in San Francisco's Western Addition and their supporters gathered for a fundraiser and BBQ. The tenants have been on Rent Strike since June against their landlord, the City of San Francisco. which is trying to kick them out.
Israel on a Rampage (tags)
Dubious Sponsor Launches Petition to End Gaza Blockade (tags)
One Year After Israel's 2014 Gaza Aggression (tags)
What Killed Ted Gullicksen? (tags)
Almost four months have passed since Ted Gulliciksen died. Today we still don’t what killed him.
Palestinians Between a Rock and a Hard Place (tags)
Human Rights Groups Condemn Israeli Gaza War Crimes (tags)
Punitive Israeli House Demolitions (tags)
Veterans Against Foreclosures Marches in San Fernando Veterans Day Parade (tags)
“Homes for Vets Now!” pleads Occupy Fights Foreclosures
HRW and AI Blast Israeli War Crimes (tags)
Lawless Israeli House Demolitions (tags)
Obama's Phony War on Islamic State Militants (tags)
Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO) Struggles for Peace (tags)
IPSO is a non-political, not-for-profit organization based in the city of Jerusalem. IPSO’s mission is to foster and sustain cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians and to promote dialogue and interaction among scholars and scientists in the two communities. IPSO seeks out and supports high quality research in science and learning, involving cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian scientists and scholars.
Southern California Mothers Fight Back Against Foreclosures for Mothers’ Day 2014 (tags)
On Mothers’ Day weekend, Los Angeles families rallied outside Wells Fargo bank to bring attention to the greed and corruption of the banks that continue to fraudulently foreclose on families across the nation.
Armenian Homes in Kessab Looted, Occupied (tags)
Two thousand Syrian Armenians find safety in Latakia; International and Local organizations providing support
Gaza's Humanitarian Crisis Deepens (tags)
Social security cuts: Work until you drop (tags)
We have something here bigger than Barack Obama and whatever character flaws he might be perceived as possessing. Austerity is a bipartisan project.
Broken Lives and Families in Bil'in (tags)
Lessons from Manila floods on climate change, responses (tags)
As the Philippine government dithered and made excuses for its grossly inadequate response to the catastrophic floods — which inundated 80% of the country's capital, Manila — Sonny Melencio was leading a grassroots relief effort that brought the first food supplies in days to some of the poorest and most badly affected communities.
Eco Fascism in Venice: Turning Homeless into Hazardous Waste (tags)
Venice NIMBYs blame the unhoused for environmental problems.
Seeno Family Developers Inflate Home Prices (tags)
For activists in Nevada who were battling Coyote Springs development and the SNWA pipeline, we've gone from the frying pan into the fire. Our prior nemesis Mr. Harvey Whittemore has now been replaced by Mr. Albert Seeno and Family. Just as was the case with Mr. Whittemore, environmental regulations are simply obstacles for Mr. Seeno & Co. to avoid, bend and break when needed.
Israeli Buffer Zone State Terror (tags)
Ugly Israeli Realities Emerge (tags)
They Are Not Going to Steal Another Home! (tags)
There are families everywhere without homes this holiday season due to foreclosures. The De Los Santos Family of Riverside was but one of them and the Alliance of California for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Home Defenders League has taken up their cause to take this home back. Among the supporters are the occupiers of Los Angeles and Riverside both of which have also been forcibly evicted from their “homes.” Yet all these evictions have not slowed anyone down, in fact it has made this gesture all that much stronger.
Occupy Our Homes: L.A. Joins a Nationwide Day of Action Against Foreclosures (tags)
Housing is a human right. Today a coalition including Occupy LA, Occupy Riverside, ACCE, Refund California, and SEIU teamed up to defend two families who are facing eviction by sheriffs who protect the profits of JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo.
PRESS RELEASE OCCUPY LA ACTION: LIBERATE YOUR HOME (tags)
The Occupy LA movement will conduct a protest against Bank of America's "Foreclosure Auction" at the Norwalk Courthouse in Southern California. B of A is holding an auction of 7000 foreclosed homes at the Norwalk Courthouse from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday, December 2
Rogue Israeli Lawlessness (tags)
Rwandan ‘anti-thatch’ campaign leaves thousands of ‘Pygmies’ homeless (tags)
A Rwandan government programme to destroy all thatched roofs in the country is leaving thousands of Batwa ‘Pygmies’ homeless.
Besieged Gaza Two Years After Cast Lead (tags)
Unrecognized Palestinians: Illegally Demolishing Their Homes and Villages (tags)
actions against Israeli citizens
Obama's Justice Dept Attacks Peace Groups as "Terrorist" (tags)
Under Democrat Harry Truman, it was the Communist bogeyman that was used to destroy the Left that had built the labor movement; today Democrat Barack Obama uses the terrorist bogeyman to try to destroy the peace movement, both actions for the same goals: To maximize the profits of the capitalist class. Here is the news from Twin Cities and Chicago Indymedia of FBI terrorism across the country.
Occupied Palestine: Home Demolitions, Dispossessions and Residency Rights Revoked (tags)
More evidence of Israeli lawlessness
Deteriorating Conditions for Israeli Arab Citizens (tags)
Israel wants the city exclusively Jewish
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 2009 Annual Report (tags)
another year of Israeli crimes
Seniors for Sale (tags)
This is a profoundly disturbing article series about elder care. As there is no specific category for Elder Care I think based on this one should be created. LA elder care issues need to be addressed.
The Occupied West Bank Latroun Villages (tags)
occupied and persecuted
174,000 still in Maguindanao evacuation centers (tags)
174,000 still in Maguindanao evacuation centers Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 00:15:00 12/22/2009 Filed Under: rebellion, Armed conflict, Evacuation(General) DATU PIANG, Maguindanao—Johana Maluba, 24, is not sure if she could be back to her home to give birth before the end of the month. The mother of four is one of the 174,370 persons or 38,874 families referred to by humanitarian agencies as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maguindanao. The IDPs are scattered around the 103 evacuation centers. They fled their homes when fighting between government soldiers and Moro Islamic Liberation Front forces broke out August last year. It was not clear, however, how many evacuated following the Nov. 23 massacre of 57 civilians, including 31 journalists, in Ampatuan town, allegedly led by Datu Unsay town Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. The incident led to the weeklong imposition of martial law in the province. Some of the evacuees, those who fled their homes in Shariff Aguak after the massacre, are living with relatives, while others have set up camps in nearby towns. For the evacuees, it is safer to be away from home. “I am afraid to go back to our own house because we might get caught in crossfire,” Maluba said as she waited in line for the relief goods being distributed by the Act for Peace, a humanitarian organization. Diosita Andot, chair of Act for Peace, said their main intervention for the Maguindanao evacuees remains focused on “early recovery and rehabilitation program.” She said several core shelters have been constructed for families whose houses were razed in last year’s fighting. Presidential Assistant for Mindanao Secretary Jesus Dureza, who also joined the distribution of relief assistance, tried to convince evacuees to go home. “It is now safe to go back to your own homes,” he told them. But Dureza said not all could be given a house and that the relief assistance “is just temporary and you cannot be given every day, so it’s a must that you go home and start making a living.” Lt. Gen. Raymundo Ferrer, chief of the Military’s Eastern Mindanao Command, assured the evacuees that the police and military would respect the ceasefire with the MILF. “We will work to restore your normal lives,” he said.
Saif Durbar: Universal Housing? (tags)
London businessman Saifee Durbar is not content to stop at building a trans-African railway. Now he is examining the problem of universal housing. He is experimenting in an interesting place, Saudi Arabia!
GENTRIFICATION: IS IT URBAN RENEWAL OR URBAN REMOVAL (tags)
et city leaders, banks, and big developers know that we will not be forced out of our neighborhoods! With massive tax breaks and generous loans granted by big banks and the city administration, big developers are pushing forward in their attempt to remove poor and working families from the vibrant and colorful neighborhoods around Los Angeles. Signs of gentrification are everywhere. Rents are increased to drive families out of their homes, to be replaced with luxury apartments. Big national mega-stores are replacing local mom and papa businesses. As residents are forced out, stable communities are torn apart. Immigrant working families, who have lived and worked here for generations, are being pushed out by a profit-driven campaign of racist gentrification
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTIONS AGAINST HOUSE EVICTIONS AND DEMOLITIONS IN PALESTINE (tags)
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTIONS AGAINST HOUSE EVICTIONS AND DEMOLITIONS IN PALESTINE - Monday 13th July 2009 THE COMMUNITY OF SHEIKH JARRAH CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
Resisting Foreclosure and Eviction: June Reyno, Fighting Back to Save Her Home (tags)
June Reyno who has lived in her home for the last 20 years could be facing eviction by San Diego County Sheriffs tomorrow morning. June is a victim of the predatory lending practice of banks. Duped into a refinance deal, which striped all the equity from her house, June is one of millions across the nations who are on the verge of losing their home.
Israel Killed Everything but the Will to Resist (tags)
Palestinians are unbowed.
Today in Solidarity We're All Palestinians (tags)
World outrage condemns Israeli war crimes
Liberal Prof Confronts Socialist Audience (tags)
Grossmont College economics professor Shahrokh Shahrokhi was invited to speak at the January 12 meeting of Activist San Diego, but though he attacked "market fundamentalism" and called for more government regulation of the economy,,public equity purchases iin the major financial firms and an extensive stimulus plan, many in the audience didn't think his proposals went far enough. They also bristled at his contention that homebuyers who took out mortgages beyond their means were partly responsible for the current economic crisis.
Phosphorus denial outweighed by evidence (tags)
"There are many ways to “light” a battle field. In Gaza, no such area exists anyway. There are just people’s hovels, holes and “homes.” Such as they are after years of blockade and bombardment by Israeli forces. The White phorpous is a terror weapon perfect for driving people away, “never to return.” The Zionist dream is and has always been for many, at least, to remove the native Arab population and posses all of “Greater Israel.” This inhuman weapon nicknamed “Willie Pete.” is perfect for the effort. When it comes into contact with human flesh it moves down toward the bone, tissues evaporate. Victims may survive for some time before vital organs are compromised, effecting death. Parents watch the agony and may be forced to end their children’s wild sufferings by shortening their lives in “other ways.”
Stop US-backed Israeli War Crimes (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) joins the ANSWER Coalition and the many other organizations gathered today to protest the US-backed Israeli War Crimes. Today’s action is part of an International Day of Action to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli military. Nearly 400 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed and over 1,600 wounded as Israel has launched a massive bombing campaign against the people of Gaza. U.S.-provided F-16s have bombed homes, hospitals, schools, government buildings, water treatment facilities and busy urban areas, killing children and adults. We must end this senseless war against the people of Palestine.
Film from Nahr al-Bared Camp (Lebanon): "Transitions" (tags)
More than a year after their homes were destroyed during the battle between the Lebanese army and the militant islamist group Fatah al-Islam, the majority of the refugees from Nahr al-Bared in North Lebanon find themselves in a difficult situation...
Will Bailout Minimize FBI Investigation Who Might Have Sold Fraudulent Loans/Securities? (tags)
Some lenders might have lowered their “own mortgage borrowers’ home values” by continuing to make sup-prime loans to unqualified borrowers in their community—after having “knowledge” the community had high numbers of mortgage defaults and foreclosures.
Number of Pets Abandoned up 22%, BUT the Number of Pets KILLED UP 37% (IN 2008) (tags)
ED BOKS Claims that LA is 95% No-Kill, IN SPITE of a 37% Increase in KILLING!
A dangerous country USA - Minn. protestors intimidated already (tags)
This is reposted from Salon.com to insure all in LA also become aware of the dangers of "planning to protest" in this US of Anger and Intimidation. Now for Minneapolis.....watch out !!!
Warning to Democrats: Don’t House Around (tags)
Democrats hope to put McCain under “house” arrest, arguing that because he cannot whip out facts about the number of homes he and his wife own, he is an out-of-touch fat cat, disconnected from common folk
Lebanon: Cleaning Up Nahr al-Bared Camp (Video) (tags)
The anarchist film collective 'a-films' announces another short film from Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp in North Lebanon.
SF Chronicle smears Berkeley animal rights activists (tags)
A sensationalist and trash piece that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 11. Full of flat-out lies and deceptions. Foremost among the deceptions being the portrayal of vivisector Frederic Theunissen's experiments on songbirds as painless and innocent. These birds are immobilized and bolted down in stereotaxic devices, have holes drilled into their skulls, and electrodes inserted into their brains for recording. In most of the studies, the birds are killed to have their brains studied. Another deception is that Ralph Freeman's torture of kittens and cats is shedding light on Epilepsy. I haven't even read Freeman make this claim. No big surprise from Robert Sanders, who has compared animal rights activists to Al-Qaeda.
Senate housing bill- more grief for homeowners (tags)
Socialists across the nation are rejecting a U.S. Senate housing bill that offers little help to struggling homeowners facing foreclosure, while providing tens of billions for banks, financial institutions and big corporations. The bill (Foreclosure Prevention Act) passed in the Senate this past week by a vote of 84-12 and has been sent to the House. The vote was clearly a major setback for millions of homeowners and a big win for banks and big businesses.
3/23 UC Berkeley home demonstrations report back (tags)
Despite recent low-level acts of police intimidation and talk of restraining orders against them, activists opposing UC Berkeley vivisection are continuing their campaign. www.freewebs.com/stopucberkeleyvivisection for more info on the campaign.
Venice Gang Sweeps a Sham (tags)
Oakwood Community gets their civil rights violated - again - by LAPD.
'Lumad' families flee military operations in Davao Oriental (tags)
At least 410 "lumad" (indigenous) families or 2,500 people from several towns in Davao Oriental were forced to leave their homes in the past two weeks following intensified government operations against communist New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas, a human rights group said on Sunday. Of those who fled, 330 families came from the hinterland villages of San Victor and Kampawan in Baganga, Karapatan reported. Those living in the outskirts of San Victor sought refuge in the village center while those in Kampawan went to Barangay (Village) Lambajon.
Property Owners protest Eminent Domain - To Burn City Eviction Notices (tags)
Property Owners protest Eminent Domain - To Burn City Eviction Notices Baldwin Park, CA – While city council members publicly claimed for weeks that there were no immediate plans to seize over 500 homes and businesses by eminent domain to benefit the wealthy and politically connected Bisno Development Company, over the Christmas Holiday over 100 of the 500 threatened property owners received notices from the city informing them that they stand to lose their homes and jobs by eminent domain. The city has also been criticized for sending English only letters to Spanish speaking property owners.
Hundreds flee Army, NPA war in remote areas nationwide (tags)
The ceasefire declared by the military isn’t holding as hundreds of villagers fled remote communities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao that have turned into battlegrounds between communist guerrillas and government soldiers. The flight of residents afraid of getting caught in the crossfire has created temporary communities in shelters where the civilians were brought for safety.
Mllitary Operations in Mindanao (tags)
Nearly 3,000 tribespeople have fled their mountain homes in the southern Philippines as the military stepped up an offensive against insurgents of the communist New People's Army (NPA), officials and church leaders said on Monday. Modesto Villasanta, a Roman Catholic priest and leader of a local human rights group, said he feared a humanitarian crisis if military operations continue to displace Manobo tribes from 11 communities in a province on Mindanao island.
Mortgage Crisis Jeopardizing Working Class Families (tags)
If the two corporate parties, the Democrats and Republicans, take a wait-and-see attitude while the mortgage lenders and multi-billionaires take the hard-earned family resources of millions of Americans, the results will be catastrophic for working class families, and ultimately for our entire economy.
The Real Financial Tsunami is coming! (tags)
"The $690 billion worth of “interest only” ARMs due for interest rate hike between now and July 2008 are by and large not Sub-prime but a little higher quality, but only just. There are a total of $1.4 trillion in “interest only” ARMs according to the US research firm, First American Loan Performance. A recent study calculates that, as these ARMs face staggering higher interest costs in the next 9 months, more than $325 billion of the loans will default leaving 1 million property owners in technical mortgage default. But if banks are unable to reclaim the homes as assets to offset the non-performing mortgages, the US banking system and a chunk of the global banking system faces a financial gridlock that will make events to date truly “peanuts” by comparison. "
Union Members Help Victims of California Fires (tags)
Saturday, October 27, 2007 : Throughout Southern California, central labor councils and union locals are mobilizing to make sure their union brothers and sisters affected by the devastating fires receive all the help they need to get back on their feet. At least 18,000 homes have been destroyed and 14 people killed in the 16 blazes that have ravaged 500,000 acres?an area about twice the size of New York City?over the past six days.
A Town Beseiged: Potrero Residents Battling Blackwater Now Suffer Ravages of Wildfire (tags)
Potrero, California, the town that has gained national attention for standing up against Blackwater Worldwide's plan to build a private military-style training camp in their pristine backcountry community east of San Diego, now faces an even more formidable force. The Harris wildfire which began outside Potrero early Sunday morning has ravaged the small rural community, where many residents remain trapped without supplies four days after the fire began.
Let Malibu Burn: A political history of the Fire Coast Mike Davis (tags)
Fire in Malibu has a relentless, staccato rhythm. The rugged coastline is scourged by a large fire, on average, every two and a half years, and at least once a decade a blaze in the chaparral grows into a terrifying firestorm consuming hundreds of homes in an inexorable march across the mountains to the sea. In one week last month, 10 homes and 14,000 acres of brush went up in smoke.
Breaking News on local fires (tags)
The following events are currently unfolding in the fire zones and going largely unreported by corporate media:
Local: Habitat for Humanity Partners With OHA To Displace Oakland's Poor (tags)
Locals Struggle To Save 75 Families From Being Evicted From Their Public Housing Complex!
"Unrecognized" Palestinians (tags)
How Israel discriminates against its non-Jewish citizens.
Alexander: US Government Should Protect Homeowners (tags)
Stewart A. Alexander, a presidential hopeful with Peace and Freedom Party and Social Party USA, says President Bush and Congress could do more to protect homeowners during this nationwide home mortgage crisis. Alexander has ruled out a federal bail-out of mortgage lenders and believes homeowners need federal protection; he is introducing several steps to ease this national crisis.
Subprime warning signals ignored? (tags)
Regulators passed over chances to curb abuses. "The music has stopped. The people without a chair are going under."
10:15 am LAPD conducting evacuation drill of close to 400 homes near Griffith Park. (tags)
10:15 am LAPD conducting evacuation drill of close to 400 homes near Griffith Park.
Westside Citizens Groups Move to Recall City Councilman Jack Weiss (tags)
Fed up with a corrupt a city council owned by developers, citizen groups are targeting Councilman Jack Weiss. The backlash against over development and the congestion it brings has started and all city council persons are beginning to feel the heat.
Israeli ethnic cleansers (tags)
They teach 'em young, over there.
AJLPP-USA Denounced Indiscriminate AFP aerial bombing in Davao Del Norte, Mindanao (tags)
The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP) vehemently condemened the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for indiscriminately dropping bombs at Barangay Manay in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, damaging homes and banana fields and endangering the lives of residents who had to evacuate to safer grounds.
Thousands of Construction & Farm Workers Live in Hovels in Coachella Valley (tags)
The "Harvest of Shame" 1960 TV documentary program has been updated with the same horrifying conditions for the people who harvest our food and build and repair our homes, while they have almost no food and no homes, right here in filthy rich USA.
POM kills in the name of juice (tags)
POM uses vivisection to prove how "healthy" their juice is.
Forest Service Spends Record $1.5 Billion Fighting Wildfires (tags)
Wildfires across the country have burned a record number of acres this year, and with the scorched land comes a record bill, a federal official said Tuesday.
Alabama - Louisiana solar links (tags)
Links to groups, in ALABAMA to LOUISIANA, supporting LOCAL Renewable Energy, Honest elections, safe schools, healthy children, disease prevention, clean water, clean air, cancer prevention and LOCAL Organic Family farmers. Please help set up and support in your LOCAL community, groups that support the above. Thank YOU.
This Pain Has No Ceasefire (tags)
This stunning essay by Barucha Calamity Peller is a must read, and rightfully was rightfully listed in Google headlines tonight - reposted by Juan Santos
Letters From Lebanon: This Pain Has No Ceasefire (tags)
Israeli Missiles Still Crash into The Memory of What Once Was Five hours after the ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah. In a village just north of the Litani River I walk over houses, houses that have become ruins of what once was.
Israel = Baby Killers Using Racism to Hide Their Crimes (tags)
This post is in response to the racist Zionist propaganda posted earlier which is emblematic of Israeli racism against the Lebanese and Arabic people who have been slaughtered by the Nazi-like aggression of Israel. Its sad the depths these aggressors will sink to to defend their crimes against humanity, whether its dehumanizing Palestinians to taken their land, or Lebanese to taken theirs. And the indications starting to seep out of Israel is that not all of the Israeli population shares in this internalized racism and anti-semitism. Anti-semitism also describes racism against Arabs as well as Jews, by the way.
Note from Lebanon (tags)
by Rania Masri
Massacre of 20 civilians in Lebanon (tags)
An Israeli missile incinerated a van in southern Lebanon, killing 20 people, among them 15 children. Police said the van was carrying two families fleeing the village of Marwaheen after Israeli loudspeaker warnings to leave their homes. Many of the bodies were charred and broken. All photos by Reuters photographers. Full story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/mideast_dc;_ylt=Aozer6GRALvzhiDpD_s8qh.aK8MA;_ylu=X3oDMTA5bGVna3NhBHNlYwNzc3JlbA
Networking: Consumers eying home networks (tags)
Chimpy W. Bushitler's friends buy home networking features to live in the lap of luxury while the rest of us comrades live in our poorly furnished moderate income housing.
solar energy links USA (tags)
review of support groups for solar energy, climate protection, clean air and food securtiy
"Palestinians and World Refugee Day" (tags)
Palestinian refugees constitute one of the largest refugee populations in the world and the longest standing unresolved situation of displacement.
Why They Hate Us: Reason #1003 and Counting... (tags)
How is nighttime bombing of a village (when all the kids are sure to be home and tucked in bed) supposed to be “bringing democracy” to anybody? And what are these villagers supposed to do when armed Taliban fighters demand refuge in their houses? Turn them out and tell them to go away?
Nakba, 58 years later, 2 accounts: (tags)
It is that time of year again. Oversized Israeli flags fluttering above buildings, homes and cars, firecrackers lighting up the night May sky and Israelis packing up their cars with picnic baskets and beach balls as they kick off the 58th anniversary of Israel’s independence. In a place full of contradictions, double standards and hypocrisy, for many Palestinians, this occasion represents the worst hypocrisy of them all.
Help Restore Dignity and Water in the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans (tags)
Over seven months have passed since Katrina destroyed New Orleans and levee failures inundated the Big Easy. Much of New Orleans is well along the road to recovery. The French Quarter is once again crawling with tourists and the banking district is up and running. However, if you travel just a few miles east of downtown--to the other side of the Industrial Canal—you find yourself in a neighborhood that does not look much different than it did in September. There are no businesses operating, no schools in session, no electricity, no FEMA trailers, and no RUNNING WATER.
ANOTHER FACE TO THE IMMIGRATION DISCUSSION (tags)
I have been inundated lately with a flood of articles analyzing the pros and cons of the various immigration bills, the impact of immigration on our social structures, the changing face of the color of our population, etc. I think there is something seriously missing in almost the entire discussion and analysis about immigrants; and that is the fact that the majority of them are misplaced people.
Rescued cats still need homes (tags)
Abandoned cats still need homes.
Day of Action Against Caterpillar- March 16th in Whittier (tags)
March 16, 2006 is the three year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie. Rachel was a 23 year-old U.S. peace activist who was killed by an Israel Defense Forces Caterpillar bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.
Protest Catepillar- Remember Rachel Corrie: 3/16 in Whittier (tags)
International Day of Action Against Caterpillar (3/16 @ 11:30am)- Since 1967, the Israeli army has used CAT equipment to destroy over 12,000 homes in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Rachel Corrie was run over and murdered by a CAT bulldozer on March 16th 2003.
KATRINA HOTEL EVICTIONS - TURN UP THE HEAT (tags)
Just as we feared, most of those evicted on the 13th did not have alternative housing. Some were arrested for trespassing as they sought shelter in abandoned buildings, and many dispersed throughout the country, refugees once again. This cannot be allowed to happen again. March 1st will be the final battle for thousands of NOLA families facing homelessness.
america going down the drain (tags)
LOUISIANA’S COASTAL TRIBES APPEAL FOR HELP (tags)
Four of Louisiana’s coastal Native American tribes issued an urgent appeal for support in the aftermath of Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita. Despite the buzz of recovery activity in New Orleans and on other parts of the Gulf coast, tribal leaders say they have been forgotten and their people continue to suffer.
Katrina’s Aftermath: The Catastrophe Continues (tags)
Katrina was not a natural disaster; it was and still is a social disaster. Katrina and its aftermath is the market at work for you
Help Stop Caterpillar, Inc. (tags)
Throughout the Israeli belligerent occupation, now in its 39th year, Caterpillar, Inc., a US based cooperation, has supplied the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) with Caterpillar bulldozers and other products. The specifically designed bulldozers have carried out the IOF’s illegal home demolition policy in the Gaza Strip and West Bank
Freedom from the Oil Pirates (tags)
Review of Sustainable Technologies for Renewable Energy, Eliminating Waste, Recycling and for Real economic Progress. Many Links to sustainable technology, Recycling, organic gardening-farming, renewable energy, Permaculture and disaster relief web sites.
Killers target immigrants inTIFTON, Georgia, USA (tags)
Five people, including one of Navarro's roommates, had been brutally slain in their homes. Six more were wounded, one critically.
URGENT - S.D. activists houses being raided! (tags)
Two homes were raided this morning at approximately 6:30am. Justin Hand and Danae Kelly's residence was searched for computers, and currently Justin is overseeing the raid at his home. Morgan Roberts, a friend of Danae and Justin also had his family's house raided this morning.
Liberators or Occupiers? Look Who Calls the Shots (tags)
The governments of Iraq and Afghanistan are complaining about the U.S. military’s brutality and its indiscriminate attacks, but the Pentagon and the White House are just blowing them off. Hey, forget “sovereignty.” We’re in charge here.
Portrait of Incompetence, Mayor Nagin (tags)
The incompetent fool Nagin, only now orders people removed from New Orleans.
ISRAEL TO AMERICA, I WARNED YOU... (tags)
This article warns of the danger to America because of Bush's support for a Palestinian state.
Much Ado About Mansionization? (tags)
Mansionizers—who are frequently "spec" builders--buy small or dilapidated homes, raze them and erect massive structures, often resembling sterile apartment buildings.
A Glimpse Into SOS (tags)
Welcome to California Thread - Picture taken from thread (Spelling errors and capitals from the original) http://www.saveourstate.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=2758
The End of Suburbia: Film Review (tags)
The documentary predicts that, as less oil is pumped fromthe ground and prices surge upward, property values of suburban homes will plummet.. The documentary postulates that the answer to the coming oil shortage resides in new urbanism.
STOP THE DISCRIMINSTION NOW AGAINST AMERICAN JEWS IN ISRAEL! (tags)
It's a look at how US government policy is violating the civil rights of American Jews in Israel with the Peace Process and why it's important for everyone to help stop it.
STOP THE DISCRIMINSTION NOW AGAINST AMERICAN JEWS IN ISRAEL! (tags)
It's a look at how US government policy is violating the civil rights of American Jews in Israel with the Peace Process and why it's important for everyone to help stop it.
Wendy Campbell: See Syria For Yourself With This Documentary (tags)
If you can't make the trip to Syria in person, this is the next best thing. See for yourself the exquisite archeological treasures and beautiful countryside of Syria, and meet the friendly people who live there.
Perry Homes Signs Are Changing Into Kerry '04 Signs (tags)
Bob Perry, resident of Houston and owner of Perry Homes, has donated more than one million dollars to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth have bought expensive mass media airtime and distributed misleading information about Senator John Kerry's military record in order to aid the George W. Bush campaign.
10/28 UNRWA Gaza Field Assessment of IOF Operation 'Days of Penitence' (tags)
"This report summarizes the preliminary findings of UNRWA's field assessment of 16 October 2004, in the form of general data and a sector-by-sector review .."
ARIK OR ACHAV: SHARON'S GONE DICTATORIAL (tags)
This article looks at Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's dictatorial behavior at a recent cabinet meeting that made fateful decisions about the Gaza disengagement plan.
Amnesty International Rafah Update and Plea to All Communities (tags)
An offending military demolishing homes and killing civilians. Does an offensive government have the right to call you a “militant” when you defend your home and land against it? US Tax dollars is being spent creating more refugees, more violence Foreign Aid to Israel is Aid in Ethnic Cleansing. http://www.palestinechronicle.com/story.php?sid=20040403062154205 www.aipac.org/documents/talkingpointsforeignaid.pdf
EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN GAZA (tags)
A Palestinian man carries an injured child after Israeli occupation forces fired missiles at a demonstration in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip. A dozen Palestinians were killed... most of them children, with up to 50 seriously wounded. The occupation troops also fired tank shells and machine guns at the unarmed protestors. (AP/Khalil Hamra)
Israeli Forces Kill 10 in Gaza, mostly children and teenagers (tags)
This is an AP article, please see website for alternative coverage. Thank you.
Israel's wild destruction in Rafah, Palestine (tags)
The Israeli occupation army has destroyed dozens of civilian homes in Rafah, at the southern tip of the Gaza Strip.
FINALLY SOME TRUTH IN L.A. TIMES (tags)
FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA ZNET: Both Sunnis and Shiites have seen their homes attacked and their religious sites desecrated. Up against a shared enemy, they are beginning to bury ancient rivalries and join forces against the occupation. Instead of a civil war, they are on the verge of building a common front.
The Crats of Hebron (tags)
".... this rising "third" population lives ferociously in Hebron, along with the Palestinians and the settlers and soldiers. They have come about as a direct result of the illegal occupation, but are in some ways symbolic of the different kind of existence that Old Hebron has become as it is called, Area H-2."
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS SUPPORTS BEYOND PESTICIDES - SAFER ALTERNATIVES! (tags)
LAWN CARE: PESTICIDES AND ALTERNATIVES POSTED BY: CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS WWW.CALISAFE.ORG
Vomit Bowl Sunday (tags)
the illusiuon & hypocrisy in US sports
Add Hypocrite To His Legacy (tags)
"All the laws of Washington and all the bayonets of the Army cannot force the Negroes into our homes, our schools, our churches" -- Strom Thurmond, 1948
Market Forces Fed SoCal Flames (tags)
Mike Davis on the wildfires in Southern California "A market-driven recipe for disaster"
UN Accuses Israel Of Annexation By Stealth (tags)
A hard-hitting United Nations report has warned that Israel will effectively annex large tracts of Palestinian territory by ordering thousands of Arabs living near the new security wall to apply for a permit to stay in their homes.
Land Theft near Jenin (tags)
* www.SoundsLikeFreedom.org is the website of a group of people working In Jenin, Occupied Palestine. On the website are written articles and reports, and radio and real-media video files for download, made both by Palestinians and Internationals, some available in both English and Arabic. We aim to provide a direct voice from the residents of Jenin to the world, and also provide on the spot, witness based news from the town.*
Israel/Occupied Territories: Wanton Destruction Constitutes a War Crime (tags)
The War Crimes Israel Perpetuates Continue to Feed the Terrorist Mentality While Punishing the Innocent
Primordial Illogic (tags)
It is logical to lock people up in their homes and villages, and to sabotage the farming of their land because it is logical to subsidize the Jewish settlement in the land of the forefathers of Gush Katif and northern Gaza. It is logical to connect Jewish settler homes to electricity and water while forbidding Palestinian neighbors from connecting to the electricity grid and the water and sewage lines.
Israel and Gaza: The News While Awaiting the Presence of Justice (tags)
"I am very pleased that President Bush has included in his supplemental budget request that just went to Congress $1 billion in Foreign Military Financing funds to help Israel strengthen its military and civil defenses. And that's just for starters." Colin Powell, AIPAC: March 30, 2003
UCLA Bruin Today/Israael (tags)
power of the press, re-writing a letter to the editor-but close
"The war" is over? Not today! (tags)
The ethnic cleansing has begun in Iraq. (tags)
Ms. Muhammad and her trembling infant are victims of a new wave of intimidation and crime in northern Iraq. They are among thousands of Arabs expelled from their homes by armed Kurds — among the United States' most exuberant allies in this war — and ordered to move away within three days.
Today is proof positive . . . (tags)
Today is proof positive that today's anti-war activists are moral idiots.
Diary of Anne Frank in Nablus (tags)
Today I live in a dormitory with young girls just out of their teens who are attending the An Najah University here in Nablus, Palestine. I wish that Anne could meet them. I wonder what she would say about the lives they are leading. Things are not so different from what she described in her diary. The sad fact is that it is Anne's own people, who learned so well the tactics of the Nazis, who are destroying not only the lives of the indigenous people of Palestine but also their culture and their future
The Great Wall of Denial by Gila Svirsky, Jerusalem (tags)
Why, I am trying to understand, are we Israelis so blind to this brutality? Where are the expressions of revulsion by decent Israelis? Why don't the major newspapers report these heart-wrenching stories ? Why didn't a single Jewish political party in the recent election criticize the government for its policy of collective punishment?
CFL ALERT: Destruction of Palestinian homes is a war crime (tags)
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT MUST STOP AID TO ISRAEL AND DEMAND THEY PUT AN END TO THE ILLEGAL POLICY OF DEMOLISHING PALESTINIAN HOMES.
Valencia Tree-sit needs help (tags)
Valencia tree-sit needs help in Valencia & OC.
ISRAELI OCCUPATION FORCES AGGRESSIVELY DESTROYING THE HOMES OF PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS (tags)
5 homes have been completely destroyed during the last 18 hours in Bethlehem. 150 Palestinian civilians lost their homes this week alone. Over 15 houses demolished in the past 7 days
Bush and Global Warming (tags)
The consequences of Bush's plan to just adapt to global warming.
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.
Los Angeles Unified School District vs the Community of 52nd Place and 53rd Street (tags)
The Los Angeles School District has threatened long time residence and business owners with the law of eminent domain in their desire to remove elderly and poor citizens from their homes in order to build schools and income producing apartments.
LA in Palestine (tags)
Part of an ongoing series of first person accounts from Los Angelenos working in Palestine.
Report from Gaza, Palestine (tags)
update from member of ISM in Palestine
Progressive/Radical Youth Against War FIRST MEETING!! (tags)
Come to our first meeting and help us build our new group. You are all invited.
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).