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Biomorphisme anéchoïque (tags)

Où toute vie est une vie d'isolement...

94 Of Rick Scott's, Brian Kemp's, the Mississippi GOP's & Other Republican Campaign Crime (tags)

Florida Republiicans did not honor tens of thousands of Democrat absentee ballot requests, designed a ballot which hid the senate race so that 26,000 heavily Democratic Broward County ballots showed a vote for governor but not Senator Nelson, had hacakable machines, repeated the tricks of Roger Stone, Brett Kavanaugh, and John Bolton in Florida who organized rent a mobs called the Brooks Brothers (all 3 of whom are in the Trump regime).

Republican Vote Fraud Reached A New Level In Midterms (tags)

No power cords in Georgia, one of Brian Kemp's countless crimes... Florida Republicans did not honor many Democrat absentee ballot requests.. Arizona GOP kept young voters in several hour queues.. Supreme Court pentocracy rubberstamped racist gerrymandering in TX, OH and allowed exclusion of Native Americans in ND 3 operatives in the Bush theft of the 2000 election (Brett Kavanaugh, John Bolton, and Roger Stone) have been involved in the Trump campaign between 2016 and now.

75 Election Tricks Of The Party Of The Rich (tags)

The 3 biggest crimimnal vote purgers in the US are Brian Kemp of Georgia, Jon Husted of Ohio and Kris Kobach of Kansas.Racist gerrymandering, phone jamming, ESS voting machine remote controls, suing a woman for helping her blind mother vote, ownership of 95% of radio stations etc.

100 Ways GOP Have Stolen Elections Since 1876 (tags)

Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud (tags)

The party of the rich, the Republican one, has always been a minority party and therefore has been involved in voter suppression and election thefts

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.

Fake lives matter! A satirical look at corporate personhood (tags)

This is a satirical look at the racist origins of corporate personhood. This article shows how a slavery amendment (the 14th) was used to grant constitutional rights to corporations, while at the same time, denying those rights to freed slaves and their descendants. CC-BY-NC-SA

Plantations Were Prisons: Mobilizing for the Aug. 19 Prisoners Human Rights March (tags)

Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell confronts the history and legacy of slavery head-on, asserting: "When it comes to African Americans, we have been incarcerated from the time we arrived in this country. Plantations were prisons. The change from incarceration on a plantation, to incarceration in custodial institutions, to incarceration where there are no physical limitations, but where one exists in a state of civic and political oppression, in my view, is nothing more than semantics. Mass incarceration started when slavery started."

Police Shootings: How Many More Must Perish Before We See Justice? (tags)

One year to the day that Dylann Roof murdered nine African Americans in Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina, a jury exonerated Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile. In African American communities around the country, few individuals were surprised at the verdict. More than anything, individuals expressed deeper sorrow and intensified disappointment because, once again, many of us held out hope that the justice system would hold the man who killed another human being accountable.

IG Leaflet: LET THEM IN! (tags)

No Ban, No Wall – Full Citizenship Rights for All! Smash Racist Ban on Muslims, Refugees

To Defeat Trump … And the Democrats, Fight for Workers Revolution (tags)

After all the media hype, suddenly it turned out that Republican Donald Trump was elected. The racist, sexist, immigrant-bashing, woman-molesting Trump would be the next CEO of the United States and commander-in-chief of U.S. imperialism. In deep shock and disbelief, tens of millions asked, how could this happen? In Muslim, Latino, African American and immigrant families there was raw fear. Soon mass protests began, with many chanting “Not My President” (as if Democrat Clinton, a certified warmonger, would have been?). At the same time, racist incidents multiplied. It is urgently necessary to fight back, but the question is how? The answer depends on understanding what happened, and why. Trump certainly mobilized the hard-core racist vote, and better-off middle class voters. But what put him over the top was the vote of residents of dying small towns and white workers in the Rust Belt, who have seen their jobs destroyed and cities devastated. The fact is that with their economic policies, the Democrats pushed millions of workers into the arms of Trump. What is urgently needed is to break from the Democrats, Republicans and all capitalist parties and build a class-struggle workers party. Such a party would fight for a program of mass workers action against the deportations, for workers defense guards against racist attacks, and to oppose the imperialist war drive in a struggle leading to workers revolution.

Ohio Voters Subjected To Hundreds of Millions in Koch brothers ads (tags)

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent by the Koch Brothers in Ohio trying to buy a senate seat for Rob Portman, former Bush operative,warmonger, called one of the 5 worst senators by the Sierra Club, NRDC, EDF, League of Conservation Voters etc, debate coach for Mitt Romney, who outsourced countless jobs to China, who tried to bring hunting to national parks which would have endangered children, international and domestic tourists as well as animals.

Sen. Rob Portman: Warmonger, Hunters' Tool, Deforester, Voted 5 Times No On Women's Pay (tags)

31 reasons to vote against former Bush operative Rob Portman on whom the Koch Brothers have spent 81 million on the first ad buy of many.

61 Reasons To Vote Against Hillary Clinton (tags)

California's primary can change the world.

The 12 Wars And Bombed Countries of Clinton and Obama (tags)

The California primary can change the destiny of the planet. Please vote against Clinton and Trump.

A Case Against Hillary Clinton, Candidate Of Endless War (tags)

More hawkish than Obama, more willing to murder prisoners than her husband, a tyrant who woudl force parents to submit their chidlren to toxic vaccines, Clinton is tied to the military industrial complex

44 Reasons To Say No To Hillary Clinton (tags)

The Huffington Post has reported that 33% of Sanders voters will not vote for Clinton. Some will vote third party. Some will vote for Trump. Some will not vote. Bernie Sanders has won 19 states. In May he won West Virginia by 15%. Please help elect him president

Hillary's Guns, Hillary's Consequences (tags)

Should someone you love die in Hillary's illegal immoral bankrupting wars Hillary Clinton has spread poverty in the US by promoting the diversion of money from schools, hospitals, bridges, firefighting planes, etc. to endless war in 7 illegal war zones

28 Reasons To Defeat Jeb Bush's Presidential Ambitions (tags)

Jeb Bush: 11 of 28 reasons to vote against yet another Bush 1. cocreator of 2 wars and promoter of 3 current wars 2. wants Guantanamo kept open 3. thief of the 2000 presidential election through acts of treason 4. executioner of 21 5. advocate of fracking, offshore drilling, the Keystone Pipeline 6. has offshore private equity firm 7. advocate of waterboarding 8. George Bush's presidential advisers are now Jeb's 9. supporter of eminent domain to seize private land for oil 10.supporter of the Patriot Act and NSA mass surveillance 11.a history of privatization

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.

21 Categories Of Jeb Bush's Criminal Record (tags)

Please pass on this text to others

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

9/11

Jerry Hartfield: Victimized by US Police State Injustice (tags)

police state

Obama Voting Rights Act Demagoguery (tags)

Obama

Four People Charged in Racially Motivated Stabbing by neo-Nazis (tags)

Kristina Fox, a 30-year-old administrative assistant, alongside her younger brother, was beaten and stabbed repeatedly in her back and face while being called "nigger" repeatedly by a racist mob of white men and women in Chicago.

White Supremacists tied to human trafficking and a series of unsolved murders (tags)

This is an long but worthwhile article that specifies the link between white supremacist hate groups in the United States, human trafficking and a series of unsolved murders. I hope someone uses this information usefully. I hope this shuts these morons up for good. We all deserve to live in peace without any white supremacists causing any more problems for anyone.

Socialist Animalism (tags)

Free collection of articles.

Jeb Bush, Cocreator of 2 Disastrous US Wars, Executioner of 21 (tags)

As a result of Jeb Bush's criminal suppression of the Florida vote in 2000, 2 disastrous wars resulted.

Strengthening Sino-Russian Ties (tags)

business and finance

Free Rasmea Odeh (tags)

The latest

MDRC's Rent Reform Assault: Section 8 tenants vs. affordable housing industry (tags)

Section 8 tenants in Los Angeles and around the nation are under assault by a rent reform study taking place that will result in higher rents and a loss of housing vouchers for low-income Section 8 tenants!

Protest Donald Sterling at the Staples Center (tags)

The people protest against Donald Sterling for racist statements he made about African Americans.

The anarchist subculture and the leftist protest ghetto: a review of 'Fireworks,' Issue 3 (tags)

A small contribution to understanding the larger problems of resistance in capitalist America...

George Baliey, It's a Wonderful Segregated Life (tags)

Just thinking about residential segregation in South Gate circa 1920, and the ideology of It's a Wonderful Life.

Major Landlord Systematically Discriminates Against African-Americans (tags)

The Housing Rights Center (HRC), as part of its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Private Enforcement Initiative Project, filed a federal lawsuit against a Los Angeles landowner who consistently refused to rent to African-Americans.

Hardwired Inequality in America (tags)

class war

Obama Threatens Humanity (tags)

police state

Changes Wall St Hostile Takeover Artist Daniel Loeb Has Made At Yahoo (tags)

With his leveraged buyout and the power of unethically acquired capital Daniel Loeb and his henchmen have taken over Yahoo and have accelerated negative change in 2013.

Amnesty Intl urges State of Louisiana to not appeal Albert Woodfox's overturned conviction (tags)

In response to Judge Brady’s ruling this week that overturned Albert Woodfox’s conviction for a third time, Amnesty International has released a new statement calling on the Louisiana Attorney General to not appeal Brady’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court. The complete Amnesty statement is reprinted below.

Obama drops the ball (and Susan Rice) again (tags)

"(T)he confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly -- to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities. That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country." -- Susan RiceSusan Rice, letter to President Obama

What We Say (tags)

It's shocking to see the protests in North Africa and that are spreading throughout the region and the Middle East in response to the film that was made by a small group of people living here in America. There are films made every day in America that have all manner of messages. There are movies that have made fun of or directly insulted any number of religions. Christianity has without a doubt bore the brunt of these films with movies going to all kinds of lengths to make fun of both the religion and Jesus Christ. Judaism no doubt comes in second. Check the record. Agree with the content or not, we are used to having media in our midst that is offensive, if not to ourselves, then to somebody.

In Service to Power: A First Read of Michelle Obama's Speech (tags)

As the U.S. sinks further and further into economic decline, with 23 million people unemployed or underemployed and one report after another detailing the everyday sense of dread the average working class family faces with a declining standard of living, cuts to education and vital services for those most in need, the tightly controlled spectacle called the Democratic National Convention featured First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday, September 4th. The convention appeared little different than parties built on the personality cult of the Great Leader upon whom all aspirations are placed. There was little to distinguish the Democratic National Convention from the gross rubber stamp party congresses of the old Stalinist parties, with functionaries clapping in approval, on cue, for popular consumption.

Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? --Interview w/ Hamja Ahsan & Aviva Stahl (tags)

An important ruling is expected early in September from the European Court of Human Rights, regarding whether or not US prisons respect human rights enough for the UK to extradite ‘war on terror' suspects to the US. We interview activist/journalist Aviva Stahl from CagePrisoners.com alongside Hamja Ahsan, the brother of Talha Ahsan, one of the appellants that will be seriously affected by the September ruling, imprisoned since 2006.

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.

Republicrats Campaign About Jobs and Do Nothing About High Unemployment (tags)

Recently, Mitt Romney made a stop on his “Jobs Tour” in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. His appearance was supposed to be, interestingly, at a local WAWA store (for those out-of-state, WAWA is a convenience store chain) Why is this interesting? Because WAWA, like so many employers these days, is a low wage, no benefit “job creator.”

Solitary Confinement on Trial --An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell (tags)

On the eve of Tuesday's Senate hearing on solitary confinement, we interview Angela A. Allen-Bell, a law professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge. The newly released issue of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly features an article by Prof. Bell entitled "Perception Profiling & Prolonged Solitary Confinement Viewed Through the Lens of the Angola 3 Case: When Prison Officials Become Judges, Judges Become Visually Challenged and Justice Become Legally Blind.”

Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights (tags)

The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.

The People of Dabula Drive (tags)

This is a story about the plight of a people trying to preserve their history from the powers that be of Jacksonville Florida who threatens its existence with pending demolition, this story is that truth be known about this small spiritual community of Jacksonville Florida whose foundation goes back to the 1920’s this is the story of place named ADORKAVILLE after a African princess who came to American to redeem African Americans…..

Lynch Law U.S.A.: State Defends Murderer of Trayvon Martin (tags)

Outrage over the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin compounds daily as the killer remains free, facing no criminal charges for gunning down the unarmed black youth from Miami Gardens, Florida. On February 26, George Zimmerman, a white self-appointed captain of a "neighborhood watch" team in a gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford, shot Martin, a black high-school student, who was returning to the home in the development where he and his father were staying. Police and local prosecutors never charged Zimmerman and accepted his cynical claim that he shot the unarmed youth in "self-defense." Thousands have demonstrated around the country, particularly after police tapes of 911 calls by Zimmerman were released, showing that he was stalking Martin. But the main thrust of liberals is to divert the protests into a movement for gun control laws and to get rid of "Stand Your Ground" laws such as Florida's which make it legal to shoot in self-defense. The ruling-class response deliberately tries to obscure the key fact that this was racist murder. Trayvon Martin was killed for the "crime" of "walking while black."

The Armenian Genocide (tags)

genocide

The Cycle of fear (tags)

The Cycle of fear is my second article on hate and fear

General Strike: Where Ows Needs To Go (tags)

....we are unlikely to see major policy or infrastructure changes until our new movement hits the 1% where it really hurts -- in their pocketbook..... This is where #OccupyWallStreet differs significantly from the major uprisings in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, where mass demonstrations were accompanied by general strikes that shut down economic activity. In Egypt, it was the unions' threat to shut down the Suez Canal that ultimately forced Mubarak to step down.

Message from Troy Davis and More Actions (tags)

Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect. The news on Troy Davis is very bad. Despite being innocent, the Georgia Parole Board has OK'd his execution for 7 PM today (September 21st). Yet the fight to free Troy Davis isn?t over, and if that fails, the fight to overthrow the evil system that murders him will continue.

Update for Troy Davis, The Fight Isn't Over (tags)

The news on Troy Davis is very bad. Despite being innocent, the Georgia Parole Board has OK'd his execution for 7 PM tomorrow (September 21st). Yet the fight to free Troy Davis isn?t over, and if that fails, the fight to overthrow the evil system that murders him will continue. Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.

SB 48 Referendum: THE Epic Struggle for Queer Rights in California (tags)

Roland Palencia, executive director of the Queer lobbying group Equality California (EQCA), calls the radical Right's attempt to get rid of the FAIR Education Act, also known as SB 48, "the greatest threat in years to LGBT [Queer] Californians." The Act adds Queer people, people with disabilities and Pacific Islanders to the list of communities whose "role and contributions" to American and Californian history and society must be acknowledged in lessons and textbooks used by the California public schools. Radical-Right activists, including some of the same people who successfully eliminated marriage equality in California via Proposition 8, plan to make it a referendum on the very existence and legitimacy of the Queer community and will likely wage an ugly campaign based on many negative stereotypes of Queer people. Palencia's group is fighting back by setting up a broad, mostly non-Queer coalition, and he, EQCA regional field director George Zander and openly Queer San Diego Unified School District board member Kevin Beiser spoke at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club August 25 to mobilize its members to join the campaign and help organize the grand coalition.

The Real Cost of Prisons --An interview with Lois Ahrens (tags)

The racist sub-text of the neo-liberal political agenda succeeded in creating acceptance of mass incarceration while simultaneously creating the laws and industries to police, prosecute, cage and control millions of people?almost all poor people and people of color. Neo-liberal policies have been in place for more than thirty years. As a result many people are not aware that our current political and economic situation is not the result of a natural course of events, but rather, of a systemically created ideology that has pervaded every aspect of our daily lives.

ALL OUT ON MAY 1st in LA, FIGHT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

Immigrants all of nationalities under attack, what should we do? Rise up, Fight Back! The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) is calling all immigrants and their advocates in Los Angeles to mobilize and hit the streets of LA on May 1. For the EPCC --May 1, International Workers' Day, marks the fifth anniversary of the historic nationwide immigrant workers’ strike. On that day, millions upon millions of immigrant workers—documented and undocumented—flooded the streets of Los Angeles with millions of their supporters also in small towns and large cities demanding respect for all workers.

The History of May Day, Made in the USA (tags)

Leftist activists know about the eight men who were arrested and tried and convicted for terrorism related to Haymarket Square in Chicago. The bombing happened at a rally on the 4th, but it was due to events on May Day, when the city of Chicago went on strike.

Chicago's Mayoral Election: Rahm Emanuel's Eligibility At Issue (tags)

city politics

Community Forum (tags)

Community Forum on ICE/Police Repression

Lucasville Five Hunger Strike Begins --An interview with author Staughton Lynd (tags)

The Lucasville Five are now back in the news with an announcement last week that four of the five will be participating in a simultaneous “rolling hunger strike,” beginning today, January 3. They are using the hunger strike to protest their convictions (having always maintained their innocence) as well as their living situation, which is more restrictive than for most prisoners on Ohio’s death row.

Injustice for All: Obama's Immigration Agenda (tags)

immigration lawlessness

Free College Grants and Tuition Opportunities (tags)

The federal government is putting more money into the hands of college students than ever before and much of the impetus behind it is the No Child Left Behind Act. The measures help to assure that more primary and secondary schools are held accountable for making sure kids get the attention and education they deserve without prejudices. Which means a much higher percentage of high school students are earning diplomas. More students stand a chance of attending college when the right financial and social resources are available to them along with educators with the know-how and experience to guide them to the right academic and career choices.

The Scott Sisters: Victimized by American Injustice (tags)

One of many injustice examples

Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex --An interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)

Focusing on the prison abolitionist movement, we interview two co-editors of an exciting new series at Daily Kos, called Criminal InJustice Kos, a weekly series "devoted to exploring the myths of 'crime', 'criminals', and criminal justice and the intersection of race/ethnicity/class/gender/sexuality/age/disability in policing and punishment. Criminal Injustice Kos is committed to furthering action towards reducing inequity in the US criminal justice system." Look for Criminal InJustice Kos every Wednesday at 6 pm CST.

Statement on Johannes Mehserle Verdict (tags)

Statement on the verdict for Johannes Mehserle, who shot Oscar Grant in the back. Mehserle was the first law enforcement officer in the state of California to be charged with murder in the line of duty. On Friday, July 9, 2010, Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Terry "Uncle Ruckus" Anderson dead (tags)

A black man who made it his mission in life to pit the black community of South Central against Hispanics, even while working with white supremacists, has been called home by the devil.

MTV's The Dudesons Offends Many American Indians (tags)

Many American Indians are offended by a recent episode of MTV's The Dudeson's. It concerns four buffoonish Finnish men who visit Buffalo Hills, California in the hopes of becoming “honorary Native Americans.” Their “rites of passage” include riding a canoe down a normally waterless hill, a "rite" called "Balls of Steel," and another that involves “Indians” breaking other “Indians” out of jail. A demonstration outside MTV's Music Awards is being planned for next weekend.

The Jena Generation --An interview with Jordan Flaherty (tags)

If this city is going to recover, the first step is getting out the truth that New Orleans is not okay. Most of the country believes either that New Orleans has been rebuilt, or that, if not, it’s because people here are lazy and/or corrupt and wasted the nation’s generous assistance. But New Orleans is still a city in crisis. The oft-promised aid, whether from FEMA or various federal and private agencies, has not arrived.

Vancouver Libertarian Paul Geddes brings CIA racist stock money launderers to Canada (tags)

Aren't you as a Canadian capable of creating your own political party that at least has no ties to stock fraud,money laundering gold and mortgage scams of the U.S.Libertarian Party and Republican 'libertarian-in-chief' Ron Paul with his criminal ties to James Dale Davidson's,Lord William Rees-Mogg's and ex CIA 'economist' Mark Skousen's Agora Inc crime family ?!

Never Turn Back: SNCC's 50th and the Ongoing Battle for Democracy (tags)

Full and firsthand report on the SNCC 50th Anniversary Gathering in Raleigh, NC, April 15-18 .

4 FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST PACIFICA RADIO FORMER LEGAL COUNSEL DAN SIEGEL AND BAMBI (tags)

Dan Siegel is being sued along with Bambi and 99 other as-yet-unnamed co-defendants for conspiring to quit his paid position as Pacifica Radio's Legal Counsel in order to serve as an unpaid member of the KPFA Berkeley Local Station Board. The lawsuit is widely seen as a political witch hunt as Pacifica drifts to the right in pursuit of monied white middle class donors.

Support the Protests says Ohio Socialist Senate Candidate (tags)

Dan La Botz, the Cincinnati school teacher who joined the Ohio race for U.S. Senate last month, issued a statement today supporting the national day of protests over the crisis in education. He also called for the creation of system of free, quality public education such as some states, such as California, had in the 1960s. “The Obama administration and the U.S. Congress provided trillions in grants, loans, and federal insurance to banks and corporations for the bailouts,” said La Botz. “The total military and war budget comes to almost $750 billion dollars. The President’s proposed education budget is just under $50 billion dollars. The Obama government provided hundreds of times more money to the bankers than it will to teachers and students, and it will spend 15 times more on arms and war than on our children’s education. Obama proposes more loans for college students, loans that will saddle more families and students with more debt. We don’t need loans—we need free education.”

Visiting A Modern Day Slave Plantation --An Interview With Nancy A. Heitzeg (tags)

My interest in Angola is as both a paradigm of the Southern transformation of plantations into prisons and as a prototype for what we now call the prison industrial complex. Many old plantations in the South became prisons after the Civil War. Angela Y. Davis traces the initial rise of the penitentiary system to the abolition of slavery, writing: “in the immediate aftermath of slavery, the southern states hastened to develop a criminal justice system that could legally restrict the possibilities of freedom for the newly released slaves.”

Youth for Human Rights advocates join non-violent message of Martin Luther King Jr. (tags)

People of different races, cultures and religions walked to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of non-violent change for equality for all.

Cort Guitar Worker Support Event at Nanum Cultural Center K-Town (tags)

Famous rock guitarist Tom Morello headlined a small benefit show in Koreatown to raise awareness of Cort guitar's misstreatment of its workers in its Korean plants.  Morello was joined by his partner in the band Street Sweeper Social Club, Boots Riley, as well as local artists Skim, Shin Kawasaki, David Tran, Albert Chiang and Sue Jin Kim.

LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant Press Conference, 1/8/09: photos and full audio (tags)

The newly formed Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant held a press conference in front of the LA court house just before the first Southern California hearing in the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle was set to begin. The LA Coalition, along with several Oakland community activists who traveled south for the hearing, spoke about their determination to end the wanton killing and abuse of people of color by police. Full audio of the press conference is below.

Southern California: First Cop on Trial for Murder in History of State Is Headed Your Way (tags)

In the words of the late great Harvey Milk*, I'm here to recruit you. The trial of Johannes Mehserle is about to head your way and the time is now for Southern California social justice and media activists to start getting ready.

Fort Hood Tragedy Sparks Islamophobic Response (tags)

shameful media response

Campaign Demands NBA Discipline Clippers Owner and Condemn Racist Housing Discrimination (tags)

A new online petition and video released today urges the NBA to discipline Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling. The campaign, launched by Tenants Together, a statewide coalition of tenants in California, follows the announcement last week by the U.S. Department of Justice of the largest settlement ever obtained in a rental housing discrimination case.

U.S. IMPERIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

After more than a century of brutal colonization of the Philippines, U.S. troops continue to battle Moro insurgents and the New People's Army guerillas to protects its investments, support the bloody oligarchs headed by the Arroyo clique, and preserve its neocolonial stranglehold. The U.S. public should wake up to demand that Obama stop its support of the Arroyo regime and withdraw U.S. troops. E. San Juan's two books might help inform the US public of what's going on in the Philippines today.

REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About (tags)

REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About a film of a talk by Bob Avakian Online at: http://www.revolutiontalk.net/ In 2003 Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA delivered an historic talk in the United States.

An Open Letter to Live Nation, Inc. Regarding Anti-gay "Murder Music" (tags)

Live Nation is sponsoring a nationwide tour -- including LA -- of Buju Banton, who calls for killing Lesbians and Gays in the lyrics of his songs. Several years ago he was accused and acquitted of murdering a gay man in Jamaica.

It's Official: Healthcare Reform is Dead (tags)

The “transparent government” that President Obama guaranteed during his electoral campaign has become yet another broken promise. On August 14th, the Huffington Post revealed a memo containing details of “the deal” that Obama cut with health care mega-corporations in secret White House meetings. And although the White House denies the authenticity of the memo, the details are consistent with earlier reports from other national media outlets.

Cracks in the Honduran Coup Regime Grow Wider (tags)

"Micheletti is in fact declaring the military a scapegoat for doing just once what Micheletti himself has ordered them to do a second and third time. He doesn’t really want Zelaya to stand trial because, first, the so-called evidence against the President is flimsy and falsified, and, second, because the regime fears that the very people of Honduras might assemble to break down any wall that might hold their elected president."

Urgent Plea from Radio Progreso (Honduras) (tags)

"All of the sudden, Gustavo Cardoza said that a policeman was pointing his weapon at him and immediately reported that other police were coming after him. Our reporter tried to run, and told them that he was a reporter for Radio Progreso. It was then that we heard his cries, and the blows that our reporter was receiving."

Urgent Plea from Radio Progreso (Honduras) (tags)

"All of the sudden, Gustavo Cardoza said that a policeman was pointing his weapon at him and immediately reported that other police were coming after him. Our reporter tried to run, and told them that he was a reporter for Radio Progreso. It was then that we heard his cries, and the blows that our reporter was receiving. The transmission from our reporter was abruptly suspended."

Whose the Real Hypocrite Secretary Clinton? (tags)

"In the context of President Obama’s statement last weekend that those who urge the US to take stronger action against the Honduras coup regime “think that it’s appropriate for us to suddenly act in ways that in every other context they consider inappropriate,” calling it “hypocrisy.” The revelation that Clinton and MCC have already sanctioned the elected government of Nicaragua and its private sector in ways that it so far refuses to sanction the illegal coup regime of Honduras and its private backers has revealed one important fact: That Washington has already determined that “it’s appropriate” to deny MCC funds to a country for lighter and more transient reasons than those that exist to sanction a coup regime in another. Didn’t a certain US President, last weekend, speak the word “hypocrisy” in the context of the US and the Honduras coup?"

Too Cute by Half on Honduras, Mr. President (tags)

" I don’t worry or weep for Latin America or Honduras. The people united will never be defeated, and our authentic journalists, myself included, will be there alongside them reporting their every step in community organizing and civil resistance to win back what basic democratic principles establish is rightfully theirs. It really doesn't matter how much money or oxygen Washington gives to the Honduras coup regime: that baby is going down, and will go down hard, at the hands of an organized people."

Obama Snubs Africa, Then African Americans (tags)

Many people believed that after Bush had left the White House, rampant arrogance combined with stunning hypocrisy had also gone. Events have proven otherwise. A recent speech delivered in Africa — and one later directed specifically at African Americans — carried with them all the baggage of the Bush years, to the extent that one could safely claim that absolutely nothing had changed. And although Obama is able to give a more compassionate and intelligent speech than was possible with Bush, the essence of their policies is identical. Both Africans and African Americans can expect no help from the U.S. government in addressing their serious and specific grievances, themselves the result of past and current U.S. government policy. Instead, both were given the same solution: if you want help, help yourselves, “no excuses.”

New Book Calls for Fundamental Political and Social Revolution in the United States (tags)

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“Largest gang takedown in United States history” (tags)

The early morning raids were aimed at 88 reputed gang members who were among 147 named in five federal racketeering indictments which accuses the southern Los Angeles County street gang with numerous felony crimes, including killing a sheriff’s deputy, murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, extortion, kidnapping, witness intimidation and committing hate crimes against African Americans.

It Doesn't Matter Whether the CIA Lied to Pelosi (tags)

Don't be distracted by the finger pointing.

Raising the banners of socialism in the United States (tags)

The members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and our friends would promote socialism whether or not there was a worldwide capitalist economic crisis. But if there was any time to revive the socialist movement and build a multinational working-class party of revolutionaries, we believe that the time is now. We realize that we are not raising the banners of socialism and calling for revolution in the United States in a vacuum.

The Angola Three: Torture in Our Own Backyard (in Spanish and English) (tags)

They were framed for murder after organizing a Black Panther Party prison chapter at the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Together, Herman Wallace, Robert King, and Albert Woodfox have spent more than 100 years in solitary confinement.

"Hizzhonor:" Chicago Politics Under Richard M. Daley (tags)

last of the big city bosses

Alex Rivera Discusses His Film Sleep Dealer (tags)

Twelve years after its inception, Alex Rivera's first dramatic feature opens in major U.S. cities on Friday April 17 and may spread in ensuing weeks. Last week Rivera took questions from alternative media.

Alex Rivera Discusses His Film Sleep Dealer (tags)

Twelve years after conceiving Sleep Dealer, Alex Rivera's first feature film opens in major U.S. cities on Friday April 17 and may spread in ensuing weeks. Last week Rivera took questions from alternative media.

EFCA Civil Rights Leaders Urge Passage of Employee Free Choice (tags)

EFCA: Today, on the eve of the anniversary of King’s assassination, national civil rights leaders called for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act

Oscar Grant Becomes a Poster Boy for Jihad (tags)

Those outside the Bay Area may not know the backstory: Early on January 1, a young adult African-American named Oscar Grant was fatally shot at a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stop by a BART police officer. The incident was captured on a few cellphones as it happened. The officer has been arrested for murder and there have been several riots in downtown Oakland.

How the Gay Community Got Chicago'd at the Inaugural (tags)

Back in the days of the first Mayor Richard Daley, when an alderman got out of line during a City Council debate, the power on his microphone was unceremoniously cut, whether he had the floor legitimately or not.

Peace Activists At the MLK Jr. parade (tags)

Peace activists from around L.A. marched in the Martin Luther King Day parade. Activists drew big applause from the multitudes of spectators whom showed the peace sign and joined in with chants of "Goodby Bush" and "Obama's in the house.

Local Groups Join Forces to Oppose Gaza Offensive (tags)

Demonstration at the Federal Building in downtown L.A.

GeoClan.com interview about Journalists for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Those advocating this radical journalist's execution show a disturbing lack of concern about the undeniable problems of racism (and all documented police/DA/judicial misconduct) throughout this case. At the most fundamental level, the FOP-led 'Fry Mumia' campaign's lack of concern is racist....The FOP appeals to a racist lynch-mob mentality that has long infected the US, so calling this a 'legal lynching' is no exaggeration.

OBAMA'S VICTORY AND THE FILIPINO AMERICAN COMMUNITY (tags)

Many have been said about the historical significance of the election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States Some says that the this is the apex of the four centuries, of African Americans enslavement, Jim Crow segregation, lynch mob terror and racist discrimination manifested in countless ways. Other says a final blow to racism against African Americans and other oppressed nationalities that has in reality been far more integral to so called American democracy. It will not suffice to say millions of people yearned for real change, for an end to war, unemployment, foreclosures, and more. The popular revolt expressed in millions of voters turning out, millions out in the streets waiting for the result of the election is an outpouring never seen before in American history. The sight of millions out in the streets of major cities like Washington DC, New York. Chicago and other areas for sure, send jitters to some of the ruling class who labeled Obama as “socia

Fannie Mae: Barnie Frank Goes Down On Moses,SEC Chris Cox Cries 'Naked Shorts' (tags)

Of particular interest to me although not the biggest part of the Fannie Mae Freddie Mac money laundering fraud is the lie told by the SEC Chairman and social parasite and war criminal Chris Cox that Fannie Mae,et.al. were 'naked shorted' a term made up by penny stock manipulators meaning 'counterfeitted' when Cox can't point to a single example and those who have run penny stock scams and pump and dump money laundering ops are in fact protected by him and so continue to lie about their criminal enterprises or public companies being 'naked shorted' because they are never punished !

Free Reception and Closing Exhibit of Allensworth: 100 Years of the California Dream (tags)

National Black Farm leaders travel to Los Angeles to celebrate Gumption at the Junction: Allensworth and connect the historical legacy of Black Farmers in California to the new released report "A Seat at the Table: Diversity and the 2008 Farm Bill. New opportunity to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in our communities expanding job creation, technical education and economic development in partnership with USDA, CDFA and regional organizations.

Subverting Democracy Through Electoral Fraud (tags)

Rigged election show democracy is pure fantasy.

Minutemen, off-duty cops disrupt community forum on checkpoints (tags)

Community members met to express themselves on the topic of police "DUI" checkpoints, which really target immigrants. Minutemen and police hecklers disrupted the meeting.

Mexican Authorities Covering up shootings of Americans (tags)

Laguna Journal that he and others have received word to not talk with or report any American deaths to the media.

Anti-Semitism in Los Angeles (tags)

Daphna Ziman's devastating personal experience of anti-Semitism at a recent event at which she was being honored.

KPFK: Minutemen in the House (tags)

KPFK's General Manager Search Committee turned into a farce when 2 staff members, later to join the search committee, put the station at risk of a lawsuit to spread the word that they wouldn't have another Black woman and one who supports immigrants for their general manager.

African Americans Are Spellbound (tags)

African Americans from all walks of life-ranging from doctorate degree owners, academia professionals, ministers, politicians, or corporate executives, to ill-educated people-share a commonality when it comes to the n-word: They are mesmerized by its hypnotic influence.

Anti-Arab Racism and Incitement in Israel (tags)

For more on this subject, the excellent documentary "Lessons In Hate" is required viewing. I thought it would find Palestinian schools disseminating hateful material, as the Israeli line goes. However, the producers found that, whereas Palestinian schools teach the reality of the conflict (what the Zionists refer to as 'spreading hate'), Israeli curriculum disseminates Revisionism to Israel's children, breeding misunderstanding and perpetuating hatred. This is designed, of course, to allow the Extremists who design this curriculum, to fool its population into allowing it to perpetuate its war to eliminate Palestine.

The Republican Candidate (4 and 5) (tags)

If this is a subject of interest to you, in the United States today there are five Cuban prisoners, separated one from the other by thousands of miles. They have no area that can be sarcastically called the “Hanoi Hilton”. Their suffering and the injustice of which they are victims will be known the world over; don't doubt it for a minute

What Mumia Abu-Jamal Never Learned (tags)

On the eve of the United States premiere of In Prison My Whole Life at the Sundance Festival on January 20-25, the battle for the life and freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal heats up in the news media and the streets of far-flung cities while he awaits a crucial appellate court ruling and prepares to publish his sixth book from death row. Media activists present photographic evidence disproving the case against him.

The Ron Paul “Revolution”, an Extreme Rightwing Threat (tags)

"Paul is a white nationalist of the Stormfront type who has always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism quiet because of his political position." American Nazi Party Commander, Bill White

THE PLANET AS HOMELAND (tags)

This review highlights the global positioning of discourses/writing on the Filipino diaspora, given the neocolonial and subjugated situation of Filipino migrants, exiles, refugees, etc. in the planet. Unless this subordination to U.S. imperial hegemony is acknowledged and the revolutionary resistance to it recognized, any reflection on the condition of the Filipino/the Philippines is only a Hollywood fantasy, if not a bad case of incurable self-delusion.

Immigrants Neglected and Abused During San Diego Wildfires (tags)

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

Katrina Documentary 'Desert Bayou' Picks Up Political Steam (tags)

Post-Katrina New Orleans documentary Desert Bayou fuels Discussion of Government Failure, Lingering Racial and Socio-Ecomomic Issues. Political commentator and Gore 2000 campaign manager Donna Brazile, along with the ACLU, Appleseed, and The Raben Group to host an advance screening in D.C. on October 24th. Film opens in LA on October 26th with Q&A sessions with director Alex LeMay after 7:30pm showings on the 26th and 27th at Laemmle Sunset 5 theaters.

Garret Shah: White Whistleblower against Racist Police (tags)

This story went unposted on LA Indymedia, but it's a must read about racism in the Sheriff's department.

Confronting U.S. Empire: Reviewing Filipino American Insurgent Intellectual Production (tags)

This new intervention by internationally renowned Filipino scholar E. SAN JUAN, Jr. signals a renewed self-reflection by the Filipino American community and the entire diaspora of nearly 10 million Overseas Contract Workers.

Independence Day Hypocrisy (tags)

Deconstructing the day of independence

Anti-Immigrant in Black Face? (tags)

drive minutemen from l.a. - stop ted hayes leimert park rally 6/23

Latin American School of Medicine (tags)

In the midst of all the US-Cuban relations stories, primarily, the focus is on the imposed economic sanctions against Castro’s Cuba. But, there is a story of unity, progression, and humanitarian efforts lying within those pages written about Cuba. It is one that is hardly, if ever, told; a story that calls attention to the concern for human life above economic strife.

We're here to stop the fascists and the Nazis (tags)

A last minute effort to rally the people against the minutemen pays off in downtown Los Angeles.

Chris Rock, Patti Smith Relishes the N-word (tags)

Chris Rock has demonstrated repeatedly that in his role as a Steppin Fetchit that he has no racial pride and totally disrespects his forefathers as a result his name has been placed on a Benedict Arnold Hall of Shame list.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't keep campaign promise to animals (tags)

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa promised to make LA a NoKill City. He hired Ed Boks as the new General Manager. In his first year Boks has failed to reduce the euthanasia rate. Fewer animals made it out alive, fewer were adopted. What went wrong? And what is the Mayor going to do about it?

Villaraigosa Shouted Down at Black History Event By L.A.'s Rising Homeless Protesters (tags)

LA CAN protest rocks "Black History Month" ceremony; in front of pop star Stevie Wonder, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa drowned out by angry homeless advocates protesting racist police attacks against homeless blacks downtown.

Protest Racism in West Hollywood (tags)

Community Activists to Protest Blackface Minstrel Show in West Hollywood

Holiday Hyposrisy (tags)

The corruption of US holidays for patriotism and profit.

BTL: Union Campaign to Organize Smithfield Workers at... (tags)

...World's Largest Slaughterhouse~Interview with Gene Bruskin, organizer with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Outrage against police brutality comes to Wall Street (tags)

Protestors march toward Wall street Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 in New York. Several hundred people demonstrated near Wall Street on Thursday to protest the shooting of an unarmed black man by police officers in Queens. The march in Manhattan's financial district was the latest in a series of protests over the death of Sean Bell, who was killed last month by a fusillade of police bullets as he left a Queens nightclub hours before he was to be married.

INTRODUCING THE BENEDICT ARNOLD LIST (tags)

Reparations Movement Wins Historic Victory in Legal Arena (tags)

On December 13th, the US Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld fraud claims brought by African Americans against 15 major US banks, insurers, and transportation companies that concealed their slave trading histories from consumers. Judge Richard Posner said that a seller of goods who hides his company's slave trading history because he's afraid of losing customers is "guilty of fraud."

Why are cops always right? They got guns and badges!! (tags)

Tempe cop Sgt. Chuck Schoville tells us why cops are always right on a Tempe government propaganda TV channel Tempe StreetBeat - “You know why you say I’m right? Because I’ve got a gun and a badge. I’m always right.” Finally the cops admit something most of us know!

Full Statement of Columbia Students Who Occupied the Stage (tags)

October 6, 2006

Protest at Columbia University against Gilchrist (tags)

Full statement of those who occupied the stage at Columbia University at a event with Jim Gilchrist on Oct. 4th.

The Importance of Civil Disobedience in Post-Katrina New Orleans (tags)

Citizens of New Orleans are taking it upon themselves to enforce the right of return with everyday acts of civil disobedience. Public housing residents in particular are fighting back. HUD is attempting to shutter all of public housing in New Orleans, but residents have forced the reopening of Iberville Housing Development, and have attempted reoccupation of two other developments.

Counter-resolution Ddefends Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Following last week's visit from Julia Wright and other French delegates in defense of Rue Mumia, Pam Africa and other supporters wrote their own Philadelphia City Council Resolution to counter the previous one condemning French support for Mumia and presented it at the Philadelphia City Council opening session on Thursday, September 14.

From Bil'in to Birmingham: A Missing Link in Support for Palestinian Human Rights (tags)

One of the latest in the long series of unpublicized Israeli attacks on civilians took place on August 25 in the West Bank village of Bil'in, a longstanding bastion of nonviolent Palestinian resistance. It occurred during the weekly protest against the Israeli de-facto-boundary wall being constructed in their midst. About 100 protestors -- Palestinian, Israeli and international activists -- were walking to the site of the wall when, without provocation, soldiers in riot gear waded in and began clubbing demonstrators and firing rubber bullets at close range.

Muslims: The New Jews (tags)

As the war on terror heads into its sixth year, a new racial stereotype is emerging in America. Brown-skinned men with beards and women with head scarves are seen as "Muslims" -- regardless of their actual faith or nationality.

September 2006: National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Katrina, one year later: For black liberation through socialist revolution! (tags)

We revolutionaries insist that black liberation, including the conquest of full democratic rights for blacks in the US, can only be achieved through socialist revolution. It is hopeless and naïve to expect the US government to "rebuild for democracy". The face of US capitalist "democracy" was unmasked by Hurricane Katrina, and it's not going to get any prettier.

Black Commentator: Israeli Apartheid (tags)

We need to catch up with the rest of the civilized world, and talk about what we can do to emphatically withdraw our support from the apartheid state of Israel and its immoral and illegal occupation regime.

Immigrants Are Lost In American Politics (tags)

Over the past 25 years Americans have enjoyed the benefits of immigrants for cheap labor; now the Washington leadership, that has relaxed enforcement and has permitted over twelve million immigrants to establish residency in the United States, is now reversing direction because cheaper labor is now in abundance in Asia. Washington is acting to protect the interest of corporate America, however there are many ramifications, families that are now part of the American fabric, working with us, living with us and are now part of our society.

South Central Farm: A community Outreach (tags)

An essay regarding the South Central Farm and how it is helping to ease gang and inter-ethnic tensions. Also addresses the farm's ability to allow the community to interact with Chicano and Mexican culure, despite the fact that the farm is not anywhere near Mexico.

"Y Si Nos Echan----Nos Regresamos!" (tags)

We are Here, and We are Not Going. And if you take us Away-- We will Return!

New Perspectives on the Immigration Debate (tags)

At The Onion, Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 7:30 PM The Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, also known as "The Onion," is located at 9550 Haskell Ave. in North Hills From Los Angeles take the 405 freeway north, exit left (westbound) on Nordhoff, go two blocks and turn right on Haskell. It's on the right side just north of Plummer. Ron Wilkins, a former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), will be the Tuesday Night Forum guest speaker. He has worked many years toward strengthening relations between Mexican and black people. He has lectured extensively, designed and taught innovative cross-cultural courses at several colleges, displayed his "Journey to Black Mexico" photo exhibit at many venues and taken students to the Annual Meetings of Black Villages in Mexico's Costa Chica. Wilkins is a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills and Western Regional Deputy Chairman of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition. He can be contacted at: rwilkins@csudh.edu

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

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

Black Love Brown Pride! (tags)

Black & Brown Hist

Down with Senate Bill 2611! (tags)

In recent months millions of immigrants have been in the streets protesting the vicious attacks that Bush and Congress are preparing to legislate against them, while local governments also formulate attacks. Behind this reactionary onslaught is the fact that the capitalists want immigrant labor, but they want it without rights so that they can more profitably exploit it. They know that without the same rights as other workers the immigrant workers have little chance in effectively resisting the rotten wages and conditions they impose on them. And they know that lack of rights makes it very difficult for immigrant workers to actively support and participate in strikes and other struggles of the "legal" U.S. workers.

Down with Senate Bill 2611! (tags)

The reactionary features of this anti-immigrant bill are crystal clear. Renewed mass struggle is needed. Full rights for all immigrants!

UN Calls for Action on Police Torture in US (tags)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. RECORD OF POLICE TORTURE RAISES CONCERNS FOR UN COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE Committee Members Call for Action on TASERs, Burge Torture Cases

US Questioned About Police Brutality by UN Committee Against Torture (tags)

Committee Members Call for Action on TASERs, Burge Torture Cases

"AQUI ESTAMOS Y NO NOS VAMOS!": THE STRUGGLE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

By William I. Robinson

Mexico welcomed fugitive slaves and African American job-seekers (tags)

New perspectives on the immigration debate

MAY DAY, a day of class struggle! (tags)

Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee Statement on May Day 2006

South Los Angeles Unites for Immigrant Rights (tags)

African American and Latino Leaders Endorse Unified South LA Delegation for May 1st March

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...

Boycott Against Immigrant Repression and for Gulf Coast Reconstruction! (tags)

May 1st – “May Day” – is celebrated by millions of workers throughout the world to express the need for worker solidarity in the struggles for workers rights and human rights. It began based on a struggle by US workers in the 1880’s for the eight-hour day and in opposition to government repression against the labor movement. The May 1st Boycott must also be a mobilization that calls for a major campaign to build Black and Brown unity as an anchor for the unity of people of color and workers in struggling for human rights and global justice.

Burbank: Standoff in the Street (tags)

On Saturday morning, during an immigration confrontation at Burbank Home Depot, Save Our State and other minutemen spouted their frustration and unsuccessfully tried to provoke violence after a month of pro-migrant victories.

Black / Brown Unity Overtakes Ted Hayes' anti-MIgrant Demo in Leimert Park (tags)

A spontaneous eyewitness report.

What Immigrants Must Learn from the Black Civil Rights Movement ... and Soon (tags)

Un Pueblo Unido

HOW THE MEDIA USES BLACKS TO CHASTISE BLACKS: Regarding Cynthia McKinney – by ISHMAEL REED (tags)

African-Americans have a number of individuals who are willing to serve as mind doubles. Some are supported by right wing think tanks... Michelle McQueen Martin, who was assigned to beat up on Ms. Mckinney by the producers of" Nightline," spent half the interview on Ms. McKinney's hair even though Ms. McKinney has been outspoken on a number of serious issues. Can you imagine Ms. Martin conducting an interview with Trent Lott, the last person on the planet to use Wild Root Cream Oil, or Joe Biden, and spending half the time on his hair? If "Nightline's" Martin had subjected a white male congressman to this kind of hostile sarcastic interview, sarcastic not only in words but in body language, to which she subjected Cynthia McKinney, Martin would have gotten the same treatment from her bosses that Connie Chung received when she interviewed Newt Gingrich's mom, who denounced Hillary Clinton as "a bitch". ...assigned to a Saturday morning show on MSNBC. Network oblivion.

THE MCKINNEY AFFAIR – by Glen Ford and Peter Gamble (tags)

In the aftermath of McKinney’s run-in with a Capitol Hill police officer, we have witnessed an orgy of unadulterated defamation that is actually directed at Black women in general. ...So virulent and shameless have been the attacks on McKinney – spewing caricatures of the six-term lawmaker that reflect whites’ own hallucinatory visions of Black people – it leads us to conclude that racists are conducting a kind of ritual, an exorcism to cast the “militant Black” out of the national polity, once and for all. Disgustingly, a number of Black voices have joined mob, in order to prove that they are reasonable and trustworthy Negroes who won’t intrude on white folks’ illusions of innocence. ...Most distressingly, the McKinney affair dramatically demonstrates that the Congressional Black Caucus has been eviscerated as a body. ...CBC Chair Mel Watt, Nancy Pelosi's poodle, attempted to enforce his mistress's wish that McKinney appear utterly isolated and alone.

The Hidden Terror of HR4437: No Compromise in the Movement for Migrants Rights (tags)

What We Must Learn Now from the Black Civil Rights Movement

No News Here: Another National "Activist" Conference Rejects Another Person of C (tags)

There are several survey questions that need to be asked. I am not asking these questions randomly and without reason. I, a person of color who submitted a proposal to teach a workshops at the Allied Media Conference, received a rejection letter from them. This was not at all surprising.

Black & Brown Unity Summit (tags)

An estimated 100 people gathered for an ethnic unity event entitled: ‘Black and Brown Unity: Towards a Common Agenda’. The event included a panel discussion involving church clergy, college professors, labor organizers, community workers,, and a Santa Monica High School student.

All out for April 10 National Mobilization (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, community, youth and students organizations in southern California, commemorates the 64th year of the Fall of Bataan, April 9, 1942. It also calls for total and all out support for the April 10 national mobilization for full immigrants rights on April 10 and May 1.

Remember Bataan, Fight for Recognition, Justice and Equity! (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, community, youth and students organizations in southern California, commemorates the 64th year of the Fall of Bataan, April 9, 1942 Today, we mark the Bataan Day. Why is it important to us? April 9 is a national holiday in the Philippines. Bataan became a byword in the United States because the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFFE) resisted the Japanese conquest of the Philippines and held their lines from December 10, 1942 until they were forced to surrender on April 9, 1942.

Dear Just Wondering - So many myths, So little time (tags)

"just wonderings" post is so full of falsehoods about immigration its hilarious, but also indicate of the ignorance of the anti-immigrant crowd. Even with a rudimentary understanding of the historical dynamic between the U.S. and Mexican society one can trash such a flaccid attempt at satire.

Blacks and immigrants call for unity! (tags)

A sea of people as far as the eye could see: Blacks and immigrants call for unity!

Daman Wayans Actions Should Be An Insult To All Self-Respecting African Americans (tags)

Why do the American people need a scapegoat... (tags)

They say history repeats itself, the sad part is that its true. Segregation was a big issue and now the same people that fought to get rid of it are bringing it back

W Bush U.S. Petroleum-Trafficker-In-Chief addresses addicts (tags)

So W Bush sacrificed those of low income American soldiers and our National Guard who should have been at home protecting our shores and raising their children as well as women who should not have been on a battlefield in the first place and now he goes around Congress and the American people to make deal with United Arab Emirate Muslim fundamentalists to guard our ports,a job those dead soldiers and National Guard in Iraq should have been performing !

Celebrate the Black Panthers & Black History Month (tags)

Celebrate the Black Panthers & Black History Month. . . A.N.S.W.E.R. Film Screening: The Murder of Fred Hampton

New Book, Appeals to Both Black and White America to Wake-up…Time Is Of the Essence (tags)

Katrina is a red flag to all of America. There comes a time when the rationality of men must fade into insignificance and one must accept the inevitability of the Truth. An ill wind is blowing and there is a great storm gathering in America’s societal.

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

Black History Month? Is It Only Window Dressing? (tags)

Throughout Black History Month, while paying homage to Black History, every single day there will be those African Americans calling one another niggas.

RIZAL IN THE U.S.A. (tags)

The anniversary of the death of the Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal this Dec. 30 affords us the occasion to reassess his work, particularly in the context of ongoing fierce class war in the Philippines between the oppressed, impoverished majority and the few privileged landlords and politicians bought by global capital. This is taking place at a time when the Philippines is being re-colonized by the U.S. as the world's imperialist hegemon. Would Rizal want the country partitioned to greedy transnational corporations and their national elites in the current terrorist war against peoples of color in particular? These reflections hope to provoke a re-thinking of what it means to be a Filipino with the Philippines in permanent crisis, using Rizal as a point of departure, especially in the light of its citizens becoming an embattled diaspora--more than ten million OFWs as exploited domestics and contract workers around the planet, while the country's rich natural resources, cultures and traditions are wasted by foreign profiteers of globalizing capital supported by local comprador parasites currently headed by the corrupt Arroyo regime. "O where is the hope of the motherland...."?

EXCERPTS: BIO DATA/REVOL. LIVES (tags)

Look there is one reason and one reason only they're killin' Took....If he played their game - just wrote kidz books, he'd be alive at 12:05...But he dedicated his book to Angela Davis, Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, Dhoruba, George Jackson, John Africa and Ramona Africa... And the Terminator sez that's why Took's goin t die - said it straight out in his statement why he was goin t kill him.... Took's not dyin because he failed to so-called reform.... He's dyin because he WOKE UP spiritually and politically.... There is nothin more dangerous to the white than someone like that.

Greens plead with governor to spare life of 'Tookie' (tags)

Green Party of California, the only major political party opposed to the death penalty, asks the governor to spare life of Stanley ‘Tookie' Williams at upcoming clemency hearing date.

Open Letter to United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) From Mobilization for Global Justice (tags)

Congratulations on organizing a very large demonstration in Washington, D.C. the weekend of September 24-25. The numbers and the resulting media coverage and visibility were indeed impressive. Having said that, we would like to share with you some fundamental political concerns of ours with: • the manner in which the mobilization was called, • what was and what was not included in the political message, • and how that was reflected in the way in which the organizing for the demonstrations happened on the ground.

Party at the Farm (tags)

The farmers and the community get down so they don't get plowed under.

SAVE STANLEY "TOOKIE" WILLIAMS (tags)

Save Stanley "Tookie" Williams from death row. A message from Stewart Alexander

Save "Tookie" Williams (tags)

Stanley "Tookie" Williams should not be executed.

Youth say no to war, no to military: The movement to ‘opt out’ (tags)

CHICAGO — Youth and students here and across the country are refusing in ever greater numbers to believe the promises of U.S. military recruiters, promises like, “You can get any job you want,” and “You can try the military out for a few months and if you don’t like it you can quit.” Other favorites include, “You are guaranteed to get $50,000 for college,” and “You will never see a day of combat.”

WED 10/26: An Evening with Ilan Pappe Renowned Israeli Historian & Author (tags)

An Evening with Renowned Israeli Historian and Author Ilan Pappe Speaking on 'Israel and Palestine: The Peace Charade' and Book Signing WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Westwood United Methodist Church 10497 Wilshire Blvd. (at Warner, West of Beverly Glen) Los Angeles 90024

Million More Movement Rally Strikes Unity Theme (tags)

The Mall, in the Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., was the scene for a massive rally, on Sat., Oct. 15, 2005, entitled the “Million More Movement.” It was a reprise of the “Million Man March,” of ten years ago. This event, which drew a massive crowd, called for justice for the “poor and disenfranchised” in the country. Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam was the primary speaker.

Cindy Sheehan disingenuous in denying that she wrote PNAC Neocon/war for Israel paragraph (tags)

Cindy Sheehan did indeed write that her son died for a PNAC Neocon agenda to benefit Israel

Bill Bennett - Abort Black babies -- Boycotting NAPA and Pier 1 (tags)

Bill Bennett said that crime would go down if Black babies were aborted. This statement was made on Bennett's radio show. We are calling for a boycott of the sponsors of that show ... NAPA Auto Parts, and Pier 1.

CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM (tags)

Every year since 1990, the United Nations publishes its Human Development Report. It contains the most authoritative data on the state of the world. These reports are available online: hdr.undp.org/reports/view_reports.cfm?type=1. Based on those reports (referred to by year, followed by page), what does our world look like?

The Lack of Education for African Americans (tags)

Please come out to give your suggestions. Thanks so much.

BTL:Crisis of Confidence in Direction of U.S. an Opportunity for... (tags)

...Progressive Change~Interview with Kevin Danaher, co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

New Orleans Support Rally (tags)

On Wednesday, September 7, in Westwood, Los Angeles, 95 people gathered at Westwood and Veteran to demand that the government implements a REAL relief plan for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The rally was organized by ANSWER LA.

FEMA Forbids You to View These Images (tags)

FEMA wishes to erase the evidence of the genocide it has committed against African Americans.

Hurricane Katrina Confronts Imperialism (tags)

Some thoughts about the catastrophe in New Orleans

Policing the Poor amidst Flood Disaster (tags)

The official response to Louisiana's flood disaster has been dominated by policing the state's poor black population while thousands more are still waiting to be rescued.

Bush Declares War on African Americans (Literally) (tags)

Combat operations are underway on the streets “to take this city back” in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. “This place is going to look like Little SOMALIA,” Brig. Gen. Gary Jones, commander of the Louisiana National Guard’s Joint Task Force told Army Times Friday as hundreds of armed troops under his charge prepared to launch a massive citywide security mission from a staging area outside the Louisiana Superdome. “We’re going to go out and take this city back. This will be a combat operation to get this city under control.”

Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, Save Our State, and National Vanguard to Partner (tags)

The people at Save Our State have been busy. Now that they have joined forces with the National Vanguard, they are meeting with members of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable to join with them as well.

Louis Farrakhan appearing in Los Angeles (tags)

Minister Louis Farrakhan will appear live on KJLH, Talk Radio, 102.3 FM, and at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles, California

Possible Fraud inside LAUSD construction contracts (tags)

African Americans were to receive approximately $15 million in construction contracts, based on a report issued by the Los Angeles Unified School District Small Business Program. These contracts were awarded, but not to African Americans.

The Hate Contagion - Column of the Americas (tags)

Humanity's challenge is to plot out a course - even if it takes a hundred years - to get to the point where one day there will no longer be legal and illegal human populations. The abolishment of slavery was once also but a dream.

Ahhh Berkeley (tags)

I have traveled far and wide, but the heart of California always enlightens me.

Repartions - America's Strange Fruit (tags)

A look at why America must pay reparations to America's descendants of slaves. We will also look at the actual pictures of lynched, and burned-at-the-stake African Americans.

Sister, Uncle Sam Wants You Too (tags)

As military recruiters step up their efforts to make up for slipping numbers, young women of color are high on their list. Meanwhile, counter-recruitment activists are speaking out.

California Clients Fight Forced Mental Health Treatment (tags)

In a move that has angered mental health clients and spurred mounting criticism of voter betrayal, state officials announced Tuesday that counties will likely be allowed to use taxpayer money from recently passed ballot measure Proposition 63 to fund involuntary treatment, including court-ordered outpatient commitment. In response, clients have launched a letter-writing campaign to demand the state reverse its course.

Grand Council of Guardians (tags)

Manhattan Borough Presidents Candidate Forum

10,000 in first black-led Harlem peace march (tags)

The march from Harlem drew anywhere from 4,500 people, according to an unofficial police estimate, to nearly 10,000, according to legal observers. But its significance, organizers said, lay less in its size and more in the fact that this was the first black-led antiwar march to emerge from Harlem, a neighborhood they say symbolizes the disproportionate impact the war has had on communities of color.

Hollywood Media Nazism (tags)

commentary about the New Nazis in America.

RENEW VOTING RIGHTS! (tags)

40 years after Bloody Sunday, 10,000 march in Selma

So Called Liberal Hollywood - Jewish Public Relations (tags)

Jewish Hollywood and Hate

Honor voting rights Martyrs with deeds (tags)

Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner. The names of the three civil rights martyrs still ring like a bell four decades after they disappeared in Neshoba County, Mississippi, June 21, 1964.

Urgent Haiti Action (tags)

Joined by community-based activists to mark the one year anniversary of the US backed coup and occupation of Haiti, Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke at a Press Conference to express her concerns and outrage at the continued human rights abuses in Haiti and to demand the return of democracy to Haiti.

Watchdog Nation (tags)

Who's watching the watchers? How the ADL and SPLC have moved into goosestepping tandem with the FBI to observe the people..

Possible Fraud of LAUSD Construction Contracts (tags)

The Los Angeles Unified School District, Facilities Management Department published a report that African Americans were awarded approximately $15 million in LAUSD construction contracts in their March, 2004 Small Business Program (SBE) year-end report. Based on the contracts that we received from the LAUSD, African Americans did not receive 1% of that amount.

Steroids, Racism and Statistics (tags)

The present day fuss over steroid use in major league baseball is reaching pandemic proportions.

Underground Railroad (tags)

Before the Civil War, millions of men, women and children of African descent were held in legal bondage.

Gay Bashing: Its the Collaborators, Stupid (tags)

The necons, directed by Karl Rove and the Bush Faith-based Initive federal money, is wooing black preachers willing to be puppets in their homophobic campaign against 'gay marriage'

Martina Gangle Curl: People’s art and the mothering of humanity (tags)

PORTLAND, Ore. — In the eight years since Portland artist Martina Gangle Curl passed away at age 88.

A failing grade: Charter schools and education reform (tags)

Charter schools are a major aspect of the political right.......

DoubleThink v2 point "oh!" (tags)

george herbert walker bush, a known member of the satanist 'Brotherhood of Evil Mutants' calling themselves "the Skull and Bones' was aCIA man for richard M. Nixon. During the infamous 'pentagon papers' scandal it was Bush who advisd Richard M. "tricky dick' nixon to resign -- because the lawyers and journalists investigating the ellsworth trials were getting very close to the sickening TRUTH --

Civil rights, Latino groups charge Gonzales unfit for office (tags)

Torture role condemned, ‘No’ vote urged

“Knowing is Beautiful” (tags)

As a journalist who writes about AIDS, I am endlessly amazed by the difference between the public and the private face of HIV; between what the public is told and what’s explained in the medical literature.

Supporters of Immigrant Legislator Head for Texas Capitol (tags)

Hubert Vo has been elected to represent the rising aspirations of Houston voters, but will Texas Republicans throw him out?

L.A.'s Social Security Now- Update (tags)

Stop The Privatization Of Social Security!

Los Angeles Unified School District possible fraud Black and Hisp. construction contracts (tags)

The LAUSD may be committing fraud with Black and Hispanic construction contracts

Lecture: Illegal Detentions of the U.S. War on Terror (tags)

This 15 minute lecture was one of four presentations given on U.S. political prisoners at the ANSWER coalition meeting on 11/23/04 in Los Angeles (sorry, the video says 11/24/04, which is wrong).

Nation of Sheep, Turkey of an Election: Ukrainians Show the Way (tags)

A NY Times report shows that the election frauds cited by the Bush Administration to call for annulling the Ukraine presidential election are exactly the same as the frauds that Republican officials committed in the U.S. presidential election. Only difference? They were worse here.

VOTERGATE! Suppression in Ohio, and the best evidence yet in Florida (tags)

A neutral body must conduct the recount - not Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State. Meanwhile, a well-vetted study from a reputable UC Berkeley research team has found that electronic voting machines in Florida apparently mistallied hundreds of thousands of votes.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) (tags)

The LAUSD may be committing fraud with minority construction contracts

The Voting Trap (tags)

Addressing the problems of the United States two party system in response to Bush winning four more years of the Presidency.

Ralph Nader Speech Full Text (tags)

The speech Ralph Nader gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)

BTL:Election Protection Coalition Charges GOP-Connected Groups with... (tags)

...Voter Suppression and Intimidation Campaign ~ Interview with Elliot Minceberg, People for the American Way Foundation, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Email or letter writing campaign (tags)

The Los Angeles Unified School System (Facilities Services Division), has only awarded $8 million in construction contracts to African Americans. But $78 million in construction contracts were awarded to Hispanics, and $61 million to Asian/Pacific Islanders.

Genocide of African Americans (tags)

Approximately 50,000 African Americans are dying each month in America, according to the National Vital Statistics Report.

The Genocide of African Americans in America (tags)

According to the National Vital Statistics Report, approximately 50,000 African Americans are dying each MONTH in the United States. This website discusses the reasons why this is happening to African Americans.

Required Reading for Non-Swing-State Voters (tags)

The speech Ralph Nader gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)

Ralph Nader Speech Full Text (tags)

The speech he gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)

Poll Results: Should AIPAC be asked to register as an agent of a foreign government (tags)

By a five-to-one margin, people are much more likely to agree than disagree that AIPAC should be asked to register as an agent of a foreign government and lose its tax-exempt status

What we need today — a program for working people ELECTION PLATFORM 2004, COMMUNIST PARTY (tags)

This is no ordinary election year. Across our country, people are searching for security, hope and peace.

Coalition registers millions, seeks huge turnout Nov. 2 (tags)

In Cuyahoga County alone, which includes Cleveland, 235,000 Ohioans have registered, more than double the number in 2000. That includes 100,000 people who registered for the first time.

Going Backwards: Prohibition and the Degeneration of Integrity (tags)

Even from the days of the Chinese Opium Wars, man has fought and died for essential drugs. Yet in the 21st century, we see our schools, media and criminal justice system deployed against its own people in a blind but furious opposition to reason and sanity.

The battle for Congress heats up (tags)

“I have never considered myself a partisan person, but the Republican Party left me behind, so I had no choice but to leave the Republican Party behind,” Steven Brozak told delegates to the Democratic Convention this summer.

The Republican campaign to suppress the Black vote (tags)

Election boards swamped with new voter sign-ups (tags)

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

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

Connecting the Dots: Michael Moore, White Nationalism & the Multiracial Left (tags)

Found this one on the Azine. "Connecting the Dots: Michael Moore, White Nationalism & the Multiracial Left"

Stop thief! Demand grows to safeguard 2004 vote (tags)

Letter from Donna Warren, Green Party, to Black Caucus Democrats (tags)

A letter to the Black Caucus from a Black woman living in South Central by Donna J. Warren — July 16, 2004

The Bush Medicare Nightmare (tags)

No to Bush Lite, Yes to Independent Workers' Campaign: WWP Candidates (tags)

While the Democratic Party's voting base is turning against war and corporate domination, Kerry is trying to drag everyone in the opposite direction.

New American Freedom Summer 2004 (tags)

Volunteer immigrant rights activists work to maiximize voter turnout in key immigrant communities in project commemorating the 40th anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964

BTL:The Ballots of 1 Million African-American and Latino Voters Likely to be... (tags)

..."Lost" in 2004 Presidential Election ~ Interview with Greg Palast, BBC investigative reporter, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

How Many Gods in One Heaven? (tags)

Analysis of the Fourth World War in the Middle East

Bush’s hidden attack on public education (tags)

PHILADELPHIA – This year marks the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education – a historic civil rights legal case that declared Jim Crow segregated schools for African American children were a violation of the Constitution.

MAY DAY CARAVAN 2004 (tags)

What the "Powers That Be" Have Feared Since Colonial Times Is coming to be. They should be shaking in their boots.

MAY DAY CARAVAN FOR JUSTICE! (tags)

What the "Powers That Be" Have Feared Since Colonial Times

How Terror Destroyed Palestine (tags)

Sharon's victory in Washington may be temporary, but Palestine's loss is probably permanent.

500 at Westwood anti-war rally (tags)

In the photograph, artist Mark Vallen and an anonymous protestor hold Vallen's "Art For A Change" artworks (www.art-for-a-change.com). Photo by Bob Morris (www.polizeros.com)

It's Getting Ugly (tags)

Dear Friend- see how you like this.

Haiti, Is That One of the Tahitian Islands? (tags)

The Yuppie Silence

Claudia Jones — Dynamic champion of equality (tags)

Claudia Jones used her brief years (1915-1964) to the fullest. She was involved with everything and everyone having to do with the rights of African descendants and women.

Congress abandons millions of jobless (tags)

HAMDEN, Conn. – While the White House backed off empty job creation claims last week, machinists, teamsters, building trades, and municipal workers crowded into the Job Center here, angry at the failure of the Republican-controlled Congress to extend unemployment benefits at a time of high job loss.

Ralph Nader for 2004 (tags)

just something i got off the ralp nader for 2004 website

How to defeat Bushism in 2004. (tags)

The defeat of Bush will require an international effort.

Michael Moore: "I’ll Be Voting For Wesley Clark" (tags)

"That's right, a peacenik is voting for a general. What a country!"

Michael Moore endorses Wes Clark (tags)

If you've heard Wes Clark is a republican, Michael Moore is here to set the record straight.

An Open Letter from the Arab-American and Muslim Community to the US Anti-War Movement (tags)

On March 20, 2004, the world will mobilize against war and colonial occupations. The significance of this historic day is evident to all and requires no further elaboration. The political clarity and character of this mobilization in the US, however, remains illusive.

Message to Congress: Extend jobless benefits (tags)

WASHINGTON – The New Year was a time of revelry for the corporate rich as government reports confirmed a surge in profits and productivity in the final quarter of 2003. George W. Bush trumpeted the news as proof that his trillions in tax cuts for the wealthy has pulled the nation out of recession.

How to Narrow the Great Race Divide (tags)

Yes, there has been progress, but the racial divide has not closed. It's time for America to admit that -- and do something.

Camejo on Green approach to 2004 election (tags)

[The following statement was initiated by Peter Miguel Camejo. He is a life-long fighter for social justice who was the Green candidate for Governor in California in the 2002 general elections and in the 2003 recall election.]

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.

Peter Camejo: The Avocado Declaration (tags)

A statement on third parties in the US political system.

Racism (tags)

"I will admit that there are some right-wing pseudo-christian, groups like voz de aztlan in whitey-er, I mean whittier, calfornia, that promote homophobia and anti-jewish american sentiment, but they reflect only a small, middle class, Anglo-identified segment of the larger Latino and Native American community. "

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.

History-makers reflect on Salt of the Earth: ‘Even more relevant now’ (tags)

Anita and Lorenzo Torrez were a young married couple thrown into the midst of the Empire Zinc strike in Hanover, N.M., in 1950.

Protests across the nation: ‘Bring the troops home’ (tags)

WASHINGTON – In the first major antiwar protest since Bush declared an end to combat operations in Iraq on May 1, tens of thousands marched near the White House Oct. 25 carrying placards reading, “Bush lied, thousands died” and chanting, “End the occupation now – Bring the troops home!”

All the President's votes? (tags)

A quiet revolution is taking place in US politics. By the time it's over, the integrity of elections will be in the unchallenged, unscrutinised control of a few large - and pro-Republican - corporations. Andrew Gumbel wonders if democracy in America can survive

[gangbox] LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION (tags)

LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION...how mass immigration has changed the American building trades

Paul Robeson honored with postage stamp (tags)

CHICAGO – Bowing to a six-year grassroots campaign, the U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will issue a stamp commemorating the life of Paul Robeson. The announcement is being greeted with joy in the ranks of those who fought for its issuance.

Green Candidate - Peter Camejo Analyzes The Recall (tags)

10/14/03 - Camejo analyzes the recall; Debate Strategy, Vote Declines, Democrat Lies About the Polls, What Our Vote Reveals About Our Base, Democratic Party Front Organizations, Arianna Huffington, Understanding the Demos/Rupubs & more.

UK Independent reports Republicans use E-voting systems to steal elections (tags)

If much of the worry about vote-tampering is directed at the Republicans, it is largely because the big three touchscreen companies are all big Republican donors, pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into party coffers in the past few years. The ownership issue is, of course, compounded by the lack of transparency. Or, as Dr Mercuri puts it: "If the machines were independently verifiable, who would give a crap who owns them?" As it is, fears that US democracy is being hijacked by corporate interests are being fuelled by links between the big three and broader business interests, as well as extremist organisations. Two of the early backers of American Information Systems, a company later merged into ES&S, are also prominent supporters of the Chalcedon Foundation, an organisation that espouses theocratic governance according to a literal reading of the Bible and advocates capital punishment for blasphemy and homosexuality.

Corporate America and far-right buy ‘grassroots’ campaigns (tags)

A mockery of democracy: Corporate America and far-right buy ‘grassroots’ campaigns Back in July, Judge Charles McCoy dismissed a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles by Taxpayers Against the Governor’s Recall charging widespread fraud in the collection of 1.6 million signatures which forced the special Oct. 7 election on the recall of California Gov. Gray Davis.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION NIXED IN PACIFICA RADIO (tags)

Arguments expected at NYC Natl Bd Mtg 9/19-21

The Southern United States As A Conquered People (tags)

America is Sick. Heres why.

Building Bridges Radio-Unemployment Crisis:Portrait of Inequality (tags)

Building Bridges Radio presents this 28 min radio program:A Portrait of Inequality –Today’s Unemployment Crisis - TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

Affirmative Action for Whites? (tags)

Do our white American brothers and sisters really want to end Affirmative Action (for them)? As this author reassesses his life in comparison to an African-American colleague, one might gleam that while reaping the benefits of racism has entered its most insidious stage whites must ask themselves "Might I actually be racist?"

The Great Myth of US Benevolence (tags)

A few thoughts about the reluctance of many Americans to accept the realities of US imperialism.

PACIFICA RADIO CHAIR BLASTED FOR CANCELING NYC BOARD MEETING FOR 2nd TIME (tags)

UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE LEADER'S UNILATERAL ACTION CREATES BLOWBACK IN LEFTIST RADIO NETWORK. RIFT WIDENS OVER AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. TALKS SET FOR CHICAGO.

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

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

How Brad and Emily took Jamal and Lakisha’s job (tags)

Attention African American’s struggling to find a job in today’s job market, George W. Bush’s miserable economic policies may not be the only reason for your unemployment. It could be your name.

Radical right imposes austerity on Texas (tags)

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

Ban Banzai! (tags)

I clipped this from the Banzai boards. It was written by one of the demostrators. PS - there's another demo next week, they said -jk

Protest Against (tags)

July 17th, Hollywood. Some 40 anti-racist Activists gathered outside the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on Highland Blvd. in Los Angeles to protest against the FOX network and it's broadcasting of the racist, anti-Asian television show, "Banzai!"

Ex-Felons , the Right to Vote and Rev. Al Sharpton (tags)

comments and study on the issue.

KPFK airs homophobic, anti-semitic material (tags)

Program allegedly aimed at "liberating" African Americans perpetuates anti-semitic and homophobic myths.

Democratic Party History: a Revealing Rap Sheet (tags)

A history of the Democratic Party's role in co-opting and diverting independent political movements, while advancing the agenda of the global capitalist police state. This and similar pieces can be found at

D.C. rally targets 2004 elections: ‘Take back America’ (tags)

WASHINGTON – Wearing plastic top hats and chanting, “Who needs Medicare? I’m a millionaire!” over 1,000 mock-capitalists marched to Vice President Dick Cheney’s residence, June 6, to thank him for pushing through another trillion dollar tax cut for the rich while slashing Medicaid and education.

Jobless rate climbs to nine-year high (tags)

EAST CHICAGO, Ill. – Bruce Gaddy is single. Tony McIntosh is married and has two children. Both live in this working-class suburb, 25 miles south of downtown Chicago. And both are unemployed: Gaddy because his plant closed, McIntosh because he was “down-sized” after working 22 years for AT&T.

Right-wingers claim African American Muslims are dangerous (tags)

When Roy Innis joined the Libertarian Party in 1998, he told Party officials, "You have the kind of principles this country needs more of." More recently Innis alerted DOJ representatives about the potential for an "alliance" between Middle Eastern terrorists and domestic black Islamists.

AFRICAN AMERICANS RALLY AGAINST THE WAR! (tags)

Los Angeles Black Community Rally for Peace & Justice WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER!

BLACK COALITION HOLDS ANTIWAR RALLY - SAT. LEIMERT PART (tags)

The International Black Coalition for Peace and Justice holds the first major antiwar rally in L.A.'s African American community.

The Rot at the Center of the Empire (tags)

Of course, given the administration’s almost desperate attempt to find a “smoking gun” that will convince people to support the killing of tens of thousands more innocent Iraqi people in order to effect a “regime change” in Iraq, one possibility is that U.S. officials simply didn’t look too hard or too closely at the fake evidence before citing it as another excuse to invade Iraq.

ROTC Targets Latinos (tags)

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Deforestation is the Single Most Important Component of Global Warming! (tags)

The number one threat to humanity and in fact to all of life on this planet, contrary to the official U.S. position that terrorism represents the greatest threat, is without question deforestation.

Workers Action Says: DEFEND IRAQ! DEFEAT IMPERIALISM! (tags)

Workers Action Says: No to Layoffs at Home, Bombs and Sanctions Abroad! Not A Penny, Not A Person To The Military! DEFEND IRAQ! DEFEAT IMPERIALISM! Two Years of Bush: Two Wars and Two Coup Attempts! Is the U.S. Planning Permanent War?

Lessons from the Lott exposé (tags)

The Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) scandal did more than expose the racist underbelly of the former Senate majority leader and the Republican Party. It also showed the growing importance of the struggle for equality and against racism in the political life of the nation.

Rapper, Paris, Unleashes A ‘Sonic Jihad’ (tags)

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Lavender Green Caucus Releases a Statement Opposing War on Iraq (tags)

The caucus, representing lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex Greens, issues a sharp critique of U.S. military policies

From 2002 to 2003: The struggle continues (tags)

Editorial commentary George W. Bush must have expected clear sailing for his right-wing agenda of war abroad and giveaways to the rich when the Republicans regained majority control of the U.S. Senate and added to their majority in the House in the Nov. 5 elections.

Register Your Dissent-PROTEST Muslim Roundups JAN.10 (tags)

Statement from Arab community and list of events occuring nationwide on the next registration date.

As racism pervades the body politic, A new civil rights movement grows (tags)

Trent Lott’s racist remarks earlier this month may have served to strengthen a growing civil rights movement to defend affirmative action. The Supreme Court agreed on Dec. 2 to hear Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, which have been described as the most significant civil rights cases since Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. The cases’ outcome will decide whether or not the nation’s colleges and universities can continue to use affirmative action in their admissions policies.

Rule of the pirates, the $ 200 billion payday – exposing Bush, Cheney and Halliburton (tags)

The figure had been bouncing around think tanks and Capitol Hill for months, and on Dec. 1 made the front page of The Washington Post: Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq will cost the American taxpayer between $100 and $200 billion.

neighborhood bully (tags)

ramsey clark on american militarism

Help me out here (tags)

I keep hearing about voter intimidation down in Arkansas. . .

Win the elections for Wellstone! (tags)

MINNEAPOLIS – “Stand up, keep fighting,” the refrain from a Wellstone campaign song, rocked Williams Arena here Oct. 29 as more than 20,000 people packed a memorial service for Sen. Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia and three campaign staff members and crew who died in a plane crash Oct. 25.

WHITES ATTEND REPARATIONS RALLY IN DC (tags)

CURE, an organization of white supporters of reparations to descendants of slavery, attended the recent Millions for Reparations Rally in Washington, DC. Here is a very personal account of why they went and what they experienced at it.

Ish Flory, A lifetime champion of equality (tags)

In Chicago the month of August is a special time for the residents of the South Side. Every year on the second Saturday of that month the community celebrates its past, its present and its future with a huge outdoor party kicked off by the Bud Billiken parade.

Saving and improving Social Security: The Communist Party’s solution (tags)

Marx’s observation that the task of a movement goes beyond mere interpretation of events was never more apt than when it comes to the struggle to defend – and improve – the Social Security system.

RCP's Bob Avakian Father Judge Avakian Dead at 88 (tags)

Appointed a Superior Court Judge of Alameda County in 1964, he made a landmark ruling abolishing the Alameda County jury selection test that effectively barred African Americans from serving on juries. After retirement from the bench in 1980, he took various Judicial Council assignments.

GLOBAL WOMEN'S STRIKE - Unity (tags)

On March 8th, hundreds of Women in Los Angeles celebrated International Women's Day with a mass march under the slogan, "Invest in Caring not Killing - Welfare not Warfare!"

High School Drop Outs in Chicago (tags)

Upon careful examination of the drop out epidemic, one can find that native americans, African Americans, and spanish speaking americans, among other minorities, have the highest paid drop out rate. Is the windy City that Michael Jordan did so much to change the "Al Capone" image of, now back-peddling, being first in the nation in murders so far this year, though not nearly the largest city in America.

Diversity's Peace (tags)

"...mostly I saw a lot of new energy from young Asians, African Americans and Latinos.... This isn't Vietnam's generational war. If anything, race and ethnicity have emerged as the prime coalescing agent in the movement."

A MESSAGE OF PEACE FROM THE CATHOLIC WORKERS (tags)

EVEN AFTER ALL THIS… We are Catholic Workers and we still are pacifists. We too are heartbroken over the events of September 11, 2001. We too grieve the horrific and untimely loss of thousands of livesEVEN AFTER ALL THIS… We are Catholic Workers and we still are pacifists. We too are heartbroken over the events of September 11, 2001. We too grieve the horrific and untimely loss of thousands of lives.

REPORT ON LA PEACE GATHERING (tags)

250 Los Angelenos gathered for Peace in Griffith Park.

PALESTINE RALLY (3) (tags)

May 19th March and Rally in Solidarity with the Palestinian People(Westwood Federal Building).

PALESTINE RALLY (tags)

May 19th March and Rally in Solidarity with the Palestinian People(Westwood Federal Building).

Corporate Media Ignores Racial Discrimination Against Florida Voters (tags)

Author and commentator Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson examines allegations of voter discrimination in Florida and elsewhere during the 2000 national election. Listen to the RealAudio interview on the Between The Lines website www.btlonline.org for week ending 12/01/00

The Wife of Hosea Williams SCLC Field Marshall Dies On August 24,2000 (tags)

Hosea Williams is a long-time and eliable beacon in the Civil Rights Movement/Human Rights Struggle iN the USA. He was the Field Marshal to Matib Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy and Andrew Young. Every year on two days, he organizes a stadium filled feed the homeless day. People can get health-check-ups, dental care and haircuts. Respect this mans loss and aid his mighty cause.

Citigroup Protests: Philly 8/2; LA 8/17/00 (tags)

Citigroup, the largest U.S. bank, is being called to account by an emerging coalition of community, environmental, and human rights groups. Round One was in Philadelphia on August 2; Round Two is in Los Angeles, August 17, 9 a.m., Pershing Square. After that, for more information, visit , , or . As Citigroup's Salomon Smith Barney says (on PBS), "See How We Earn It." How? From redlining to redwoods, prisons to predatory lending...

PRESENCE OF CHP OFFICERS CREATES MILITARY STATE AT UCLA (tags)

Stationing of California Highway Patrol Officers at UCLA dormitories has created an inhospitable environment for students.

March Across America (tags)

Pro-democracy affinity groups and individuals are reassembling throughout Philadelphia, North America and the world for a caravan across America to protest and challenge D2K (that other Republicratic convention).

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