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

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

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the Wealth Tax (tags)

Warren's proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion dollars and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between 1930 and 1980, top incomes were taxed at 81% and top inherited wealth at 74%. Obviously, this did not destroy American capitalism.

The challenges of building a united resistance in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)

Three decades after the People Power revolution ended the bloody regime of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, Asia’s oldest republic is at a crossroads. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines in June 2016, he has led an extrajudicial killing campaign that has taken over 12,000 lives. Officially cloaked as an anti-crime policy, his “war against drugs” has nevertheless failed to address the genuine roots of the country’s narcotics crisis. It has instead only worsened the situation by victimizing the urban poor at a staggering rate.

Progressive Reforms Were the Reaction to the Recessions and Social Turmoil in the 1880s (tags)

Progressive Reforms Were the Reaction to the Recessions and Social Turmoil in the 1880s

Chris Ballew beat up by Pasadena police (tags)

Police brutality, racial profiling and a potential police shooting - right on Fair Oaks just north of the border of Pasadena and Altadena... 21 year old African American pulled over for having overly-tinted windows, then gets beat up by Pasadena PD, still hobbling to this day in a cast with a broken leg. Could have been worse - he could have lost his life.

Philippines: Stop the killings, stop silencing dissent (tags)

This is the statement of a seven-member delegation of the Progressive Alliance (PA) and the Party of European Socialists (PES) that have visited Manila this week to assess the situation and to demonstrate solidarity in support for democracy in the Philippines. The delegation was hosted by Akbayan Party, a member of Progressive Alliance.

PHILIPPINES: 8,000 killings proof of policy to kill (tags)

Akbayan Partylist condemns President Rodrigo Duterte’s denial of his policy to kill under the War on Drugs.

State Legislature is where it's at (tags)

I got this bit of self-promoting spam in my mailbox, and it's a good example of a few things I want to tell my Greens.

Walden Bello: Sanders as US President good for US, Philippines, and Asia (tags)

MANILA - “Bernie Sanders would be good not only for the United States but for the Philippines and Asia,” Walden Bello told the US media after he chatted briefly with the candidate for Democratic Party presidential nomination in Waterloo, Iowa on Sunday, 13 December 2015.

War on Jeremy Corbyn Rages (tags)

Corbyn

Obama's Duplicitous Remarks Welcoming Pope Francis (tags)

Obama

Jeremy Corbyn's Economic Vision (tags)

Corbyn

Venezuela Reveals New Evidence Against Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez (tags)

Venezuela

US Presidential Aspirants Resemble an FBI Most Wanted List (tags)

elections

Dubious Sponsor Launches Petition to End Gaza Blockade (tags)

Gaza

Greece's SYRIZA Party Splits Ahead of Snap Elections (tags)

Greece

EU Bashes "Russian Propaganda" (tags)

Russia

Pentagon Declares Truth-Telling Journalist Unprivileged Belligerents (tags)

police state

Ecuadorean Dark Forces Behind Attempted Coup Plot (tags)

Ecuador

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

Yemen

Fidel Castro's Remarks on the 70th Anniversary of Russia's Great Patriotic War Victory (tags)

anti-war

PHILIPPINES: Young progressives take the helm of Akbayan party leadership (tags)

Akbayan once again proves that progressive politics cuts across generations. With great pride, Akbayan members elected a significant number of young progressive activists to the Party Leadership at the recently concluded 6th Regular National Congress last 23-25th of April.

LA Progressive: Ref Rodriguez—What the PUC Is Going on Here? (tags)

Rodriguez was PUC's Chief Executive Officer at the time the Better 4 You contract was awarded, and has been their Corporate Board Treasurer ever since.

Kiev's Junta: Talking Peace, Waging War (tags)

Ukraine

Straight Talk and Reflections (tags)

activism

Labor Solidarity Demands a “No” Vote on Israel Boycott (tags)

The AAF currently consists of over 120 liberal and progressive scholars, affiliated with The Third Narrative, who are dedicated to combating academic boycotts and blacklists, defending freedom of expression and promoting empathy and civility in the debate over Israelis and Palestinians.

Video: Facing Down Corporate Election Greed, 25 min (tags)

On Election Day, a small California city took on one of the biggest corporations in America… and declared victory.

Gallery Opening Highlights Journalist’s Creativity, Insights, and Passions (tags)

A gallery opening at the Unrban Coffee House in Santa Monica, CA commemorates the life and work of John Johnson with commentary, music, silent auction, refreshements, a commemorative issue of Change-links, and tabling by independent, progressive media and publishers.

Tax man's gloomy message: Thomas Piketty (tags)

“In 1900,” he said, “most people would have said a progressive income tax would never happen.” But it happened.

John Johnson (tags)

Please share your stories.

Here's some interesting privatization connections in regards to the LAUSD District 1 race (tags)

Epilogue to an article on the forces of neoliberalism meddling in the LAUSD District 1 Special Election that will run in the LA Progressive.

Meeting for upcoming April 4, Dr. King Workshop. (tags)

Friday, March 8 meeting at 12 p.m. at Mercado La Paloma 3655 S. Grand Avenue 90007 to discuss upcoming April 4 Dr. King Workshop on labor and economics.

Low Wage America (tags)

class war

15 Wins for the Progressive Movement in 2013 (tags)

Partial victories are important since they can be strengthened. Problems don't disappear when they are ignored. We are called to be active subjects. As prejudice can be overcome as a stepping stone to the event of understanding, ignorance and poverty can be overcome.

Beltway Bandit Named Senior Obama Adviser (tags)

imperialism

War Is America's National Pastime (tags)

anti-war

Inculcating stupidity: Syria and Edward Snowden (tags)

The Edward Snowden affair and the subsequent media campaign in the Guardian and the Washington Post and other NATO psy-warfare media outlets coincide with the shamelessly deceitful media campaign justifying a military assault against the government of Syria and thus too against the Resistance alliance of Syria, Iran and Hizbollah contesting the Occupation of Palestine. Obviously, it is too much to suggest that the Edward Snowden affair was deliberately contrived so as to provide a progressive propaganda alibi to corporate and alternative media advocating yet another imperialist aggression – this time against Syria. For people outside North America and Europe, the internal spat within the West's ruling élites offers little of interest. Very clearly, almost the entire Western corporate and alternative media network operates on the basis of psychological warfare criteria ultimately at the service of the imperialist tendencies of their countries' societies and the aggressive élites that control them. Like that of their corporate counterparts, the role of the West's supposedly alternative or progressive media, and the similarly funded non-governmental sector, is to provide a moral alibi for their countries' imperialist crimes against humanity.

Al Jazeera America Set to Debut (tags)

media

Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)

While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.

LA Election Results Commentary (tags)

nobody says nothing

Regime Change Begins at Home (tags)

fascism

Obama’s Still Shopping for a Grand Bargain (tags)

President Obama’s recent closed-door sessions with Republican congressmen to reach a “grand bargain” has roused suspiciously little attention in the mainstream media. What scant reporting has occurred presents the following narrative: President Obama is a “middle ground” politician attempting to breach political divides with erstwhile Republican opponents. In reality these meetings are not between political opposites, but kindred spirits; perfectly matched ideologies that differ only in implementation, and only by degrees.

Whitewashing Israeli Murder by Torture (tags)

Israel

Strategies Of Containment (tags)

Many of us on the left have been kettled at demonstrations: surrounded by a wall of police, herded into a small area, and prevented from reaching our goal. But we are also kettled by the thought police, and that's even more insidious. This strategy of containment is used politically to confine potentially revolutionary energy into an area where it can't reach its goal. Instead of by cops, we are corralled by institutions that purport to be progressive or even socialist. This pseudo-left diverts our energies away from organizing a militant working class and towards supporting the Democratic Party. Their base is not in the working class but among slightly-left-of-liberal professionals who prefer progressive policies because they will benefit from them. They are well educated and have access to financial and political power. They communicate professionally and persuasively. Like the wall of cops, their message is clear: You must stay here.

What the 1% Heard During Obama’s State of the Union Speech (tags)

When President Obama speaks, most Americans hear what he wants them to hear: lofty rhetoric and a “progressive” vision. But just below the surface the president has a subtly-delivered message for the 1%, whose ears prick up when their buzzwords are mentioned. Obama’s state of the union address was such a speech — a pro-corporate agenda packaged with chocolate covered rhetoric for the masses, easy to swallow, but deadly poisonous.

Is The “Democracy Initiative” What We Need? (tags)

Last December, at the National Education Association headquarters in Washington, D.C., leaders from a variety of progressive organizations such as Greenpeace, the NAACP and the Communication Workers of America met with the intention of beginning a national campaign to, in the words of Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll, “remake American politics.”

Open Letter to New York Times Editors (tags)

NYT

Flu Epidemic Hysteria (tags)

vaccines

New York Times Wages War on Medicare and Social Security (tags)

class war

Americas Lackluster December Jobs Report (tags)

class war

Venezuela's Future (tags)

Chavez

Grand Bargain Betrayal Coming (tags)

class war

Money Party Wins US Election (tags)

elections

Progressive Portal: www.alicelaw.org (tags)

Alicelaw.org is a progressive portal bringing together possible and concrete bills and laws striving for labor and environmental justice. Alicelaw.org is a vital counterweight to the notorious ALEC that for decades normalized rightwing, anti-labor and anti-environment laws.

Bogus Iranian Nuclear Threat (tags)

Iran

Unconscionable Media Warmongering (tags)

Syria

Remembering Bob Chapman (tags)

finance

Zenger's Newsmagazine Election Endorsements (tags)

Full endorsements for San Diego voters in the June 5 primary election. As in 2010, in virtually every race Zenger's is recommending every Democrat over every Republican, not because the Democrats (with a few exceptions) are that progressive but because the Republicans are so reactionary they want to abolish the social safety net, virtually eliminate civil rights, workers', consumers' and environmental protections, and transform the U.S.as radically as the Nazis transformed Germany in 1933.

Papering Over Disaster (tags)

class war

Remembering Garda Ghista (tags)

activism

Deepening Greek Tragedy (tags)

class war

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

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

Democrats Are Not Evil (tags)

Whatever we think of the Democratic Party, like it or not, in the current political emergency, we are going to HAVE to align with them and vote for every Democrat on the ballot over every Republican — not because the Democrats are that progressive but because the Republicans plan a sweeping Right-wing revolution comparable to the changes Germany went through when Hitler took power in 1933, and the Democratic Party is one essential vehicle we will need to use to stop them.

Proposed FCC Media Consolidation Rules (tags)

media

Global Economic Tremors (tags)

class war

Occupy LA Interfaith Council of Elders (tags)

Nov 20th was one of the rainiest days, but a few dozen people came out to listen to speeches by several of L.A.'s prominent progressive and religious leaders.

Stop the AFP's red-baiting and intimidation against progressives (tags)

Since 2001, the Philippine government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have been trying, but have so far failed, to stop us and our parties from representing the marginalized and underrepresented sectors in Congress. Now that we are running for the Senate, they are becoming more desperate in trying to prevent us from serving our people and pursuing the politics of change.

OpineRegress: Matthew Yglesias' reactionary education policy pandering (tags)

I've been following the exchange regarding education policy between Rachel Levy and Matthew Ygelsias online. Ygelsias is a well known supporter of reactionary corporate education reform, despite his reputation of progressive politics. In this essay we examine those contradictions and offer some possible reasons for Ygelsias' intransigence.

BTL:Although National Media Spotlight is Gone, Progressive Mobilization Against Wis. Gov. (tags)

Interview with Ben Manski, coordinator of Wisconsin Wave , conducted by Scott Harris

So Goes the Lincoln Ramp and So Goes the Venice United Methodist Church (tags)

Venice UMC has seen a decline in membership, and chaos, since progressive projects have been cut from the church.

Santa Barbara Says "No!" to War (tags)

After a moving rally at Dela Guerra Plaza, a contingent of [protesters marched to Arlington West, a commemoration of those fallen in war to remember the notorious Bush invasion of March 19, 2003

Can Historic Wisconsin Pro-Union Protests Re-Energize U.S. Labor, Progressive Movements? (tags)

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

Thank you Matt Damon! Let's replace RTTT with the Zinn Education Project (tags)

In defense of Matt Damon, who recently took a cogent and principled stand against this administration's reactionary neoliberal education policies. In response, many HuffPost readers unleashed vicious invective against him. Rather than defending education policies that originated from Heritage, Fordham, and Hoover, we should be advocating progressive education policies and curriculum.

PHILIPPINES: Marcos' legacy cannot be rehabilitated (tags)

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

Egypt's Spirit Lands in Wisconsin (tags)

protest

The UK's Progressive Tea Party (tags)

In the UK, the Great Recession inspired ordinary people to take on corporate tax evaders-with enormous success. Can the same model work in the U.S.?

America's Dire State of the Union (tags)

economic crisis

Olbermann's Sacking Shifts US Media Further Right (tags)

corrupted corporate media

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

spinning betrayal

BTL:"Trickle-Down" Economics, Tax Cuts for the Rich Exacerbate Income Inequality (tags)

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

Challenging Obama's Anti-Progressivism (tags)

Obama serves wealth and power

BTL:After Election Defeat, Democrats Must Choose: Move to the Right or Stand Up for Progre (tags)

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

G20: A Threat to Peoples’ Economic and Political Rights! (tags)

The G20 and its global economic agenda are an affront and a threat to people’s rights and welfare. The detention and deportation of Filipino activists from Seoul and the harassment and intimidation of a number of other activists at the hands of Korean immigration authorities are manifestations of the undemocratic and anti-people nature of the G20 and further exposed the illegitimacy of this group of self-proclaimed caretakers of the global economy.

US Elections: America's Right Turn (tags)

misguided voters

Democrats or Alternative Parties? SUF Debates the Question (tags)

Work within the Democratic Party or start alternative parties of our own? It’s a debate American progressives have been having since the 1890’s (though until the 1930’s there was the option of working within the Republican Party as well) and the progressive disappointment with the Obama administration was pervasive when San Diego’s Socialist Unity Forum (SUF) met to discuss the question Sept. 19. But so was fear of the “Tea Party” movement — ostensibly independent but supporting and invigorating the Right wing of the Republican Party — and concern that abandoning the Democrats now is unnecessarily divisive and harmful.

BTL:Corporate-Funded Tea Party: Repeal New Deal Government Programs (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

The Political Consequences of Stagnation (tags)

My apologies to T. S. Eliot, but September, not April, is the cruelest month. Before 9/11/2001, there was 9/11/1973, when Gen. Pinochet toppled the Allende government in Chile and ushered in a 17-year reign of terror. More recently, on 9/15/2008, Lehman Brothers went bust and torpedoed the global economy, turning what had been a Wall Street crisis into a near-death experience for the global financial system.

Global BDS Against Israel Is Working (tags)

Israel fears delegitimization

BTL:Legal Precedent Demands Massey CEO Be Sent to Jail for Deaths of 29 Coal Miners (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Analysis of the RP 2010 Electiion by Prof. Jose Ma. Sison (tags)

The conduct of the 2010 elections shows the rottenness of the US-dominated ruling system of big compradors and landlords. It was a process dominated by the coalitions, parties and candidates of the reactionary ruling classes. Beforehand, it excluded the leaders of the working people who were repressed or who were without campaign funds. It was merely a personality-based contest of the political agents of the same exploiting classes. They did not offer any strong differences in terms of program. They mouthed slogans against poverty and corruption and the need for change. But they said nothing about overcoming the three monsters of foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism which exploit, impoverish and oppress the people. They gave no serious attention to the worsening crisis of the domestic ruling system and the world capitalist system.

The facts against psywar intrigues in the Philippines (tags)

As chief political consultant of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I am well informed about the revolutionary position of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People's Army and the NDFP as well as the position of other major political forces in relation to the 2010 elections of the reactionary government.

KPFA Manager "Resigns" (tags)

KPFA's General Manager was forced to resign by the LSB amd PNB, but the anti-democratic faction she represented protested, putting out much misinformation about the termination and her performance as GM, even compromising the integrity of the KPFA news to present their one sided spin.

Targeting Activist University of Ottawa Students (tags)

Endangered academic and speech freedoms

Defeat in Victory: The Democrat's Health Care Bill (tags)

What looks like a big victory for Obama and the Democrats may be their greatest undoing. It’s true that the passage of Obama’s health care bill represents a significant political victory for the Democrats. But sometimes a battle won could equal a lost war. It’s telling that Obama had so much trouble in getting his own party to pass the bill on a simple majority basis: the bill was so blatantly watered down with the corporate hose that anyone with their name attached to it feared future electoral doom.

The Death of Populism in America (tags)

Obama's destructive health care legislation

Condemn the US-Arroyo Regime's Peddler of Lies, Fight its False Propaganda! (tags)

The reactionary and counter-revolutionary propaganda factory of the US-Arroyo regime led by the AFP, continue to churn out and plague the media and the public with illogical falsehoods to attack the legitimate left, which endanger the very lives of many activists and critics of this corrupt government. The black propaganda employed by the likes of Ret. Gen. Jovito Palparan, Jun Alcover and Brig. Gen. Eduardo del Rosario lumps together the legal progressive movement in urban areas and the armed revolution led by the CPP-NPA-NDF in the countryside. It aims to vilify, as part of its modus operandi, certain individuals in the progressive movement whom they capriciously judge as "supporters or leaders of the revolution" and make them targets of political assassinations.

The Perfect Moment for Party Progressives: Dave Lindorff (tags)

DAVE LINDORFF is a Philadelphia-area journalist. His latest book is "The Case for Impeachment" (St. Martin's Press, 2006). His work is available at www.thiscantbehappening.net.

LA IMC 10th Anniversary - Technology Workshop (tags)

Activists representing many progressive organizations and Independent Media Centers across the nation met to discuss and share experiences organizing around issues of technology. Resonating themes in the discussion included corporate media's implementation of technology and strategy first used by the IMC movement 10 years ago, questions of diversity, empowerment, and shared skills among technologists and organizers, having an outward message and intentionality versus holding open space on- and off-line, technology activism, and legal issues around freedom of speech online.

Cracks Emerging in NAFTA (tags)

The once-solid North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) is starting to show its age. The 1994 trade agreement that laid the foundation for the economic/political integration of North America is encountering serious internal ruptures, threatening future “progress.” The problems are numerous: fights over trade, immigration, and military cooperation are all issues that Obama recently discussed in Mexico with his NAFTA partners, Mexico and Canada. The annual meeting that usually delivers plans for additional integration was instead used to remedy these heated issues, none of which were fully solved.

BTL:The Progressive Magazine Celebrates 100 Years (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

BTL:Progressive Challenger to Hawkish Democrat Rep. Jane Harman Gets an Early Start (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

How New York Fought the Budget Defecit and Won (tags)

While nearly every state is facing severe budget deficits, New York State showed how to balance the budget without completely destroying the social safety net. New York took a few progressive steps forward in balancing the budget and painted a more sensible picture of “shared sacrifice” than what the average politician has proposed. Instead of sacrificing social programs and increasing taxes that affect primarily workers, two new tax brackets were created for New York’s wealthier citizens, generating 4 billion dollars in state revenue. Prior to the new budget, New York’s highest tax rate was 6.85 percent, for anyone making $20,000 or more. The additional tax brackets are 7.85% and 8.97% for those whose income is more than $300,000 and $500,000. These new rates are temporary and set to expire in 3 years. According to the Times-Union, "In broad strokes, the agreement closes the state's estimated $16.2 billion budget deficit through $6 billion in federal stimulus dollars, $6 billion in cuts to an array of programs, and $4 billion in new revenue through an increase in the personal income tax on affluent New Yorkers." The grassroots movement that pushed this “wealthy tax” forward not only asked that new tax brackets remain permanent but also asked for a third tax bracket on New Yorkers earning $1 million or more annually, which would have raised an additional billion dollars.

Progressive Party Lists solons vow to oppose Palparan’s entry to House (tags)

Militant and Progressive party list bloc lawmakers yesterday continued to express their opposition to the upcoming entry of retired Army Gen. Jovito Palparan as representative of Bantay party-list group and Ma. Lourdes Arroyo, the younger sister of First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, as representative of party-list group Ang Kasangga. According to Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza and Anak Pawis Rep. Rafael Mariano, Palparan has no place in the House of Representatives. “The proclamation of Lulu Arroyo and Palparan as party-list representatives shows the shameless bastardizing of the party-list system by Malacañang. Since when did they represent the marginalized and underrepresented sectors?” Maza said.

The Danger of Right-Wing Populism (tags)

A strange trend is appearing in the political realm of the Left. Self-proclaimed political conservatives — many current or former members of the Republican Party — are being given considerable room in Left publications, for example in Counterpunch and BuzzFlash. At first it seemed accidental, with only sporadic occurrences. Now these “renegade” right-wingers enjoy ample room in spaces formally reserved for “lefties only.” How is this to be explained?

PESANTE CONDEMNS JR 19 OF PHILIPPINE CONGRESS (tags)

“Cats with gloves cannot catch mice” The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA vehemently condemns the anti-peasant Joint Resolution No. 19. Passed by the Philippine Congress before it went to its Christmas season recess. Pesante-USA stands with and wholeheartedly support the walk-out of progressive party list members and their principled opposition to the landlord schemes. ( Below is the full text of the progressive party list statement) After more than twenty years of sham land reform we contemptuously called “BIGAY-BAWI”, the ruling clique of the US-Arroyo regime who are prime despotic landlords in their respective areas, consolidated their hold like the landlords of El Salvador and Colombia and really are counter-revolutionaries at heart.

12/1 Lee Siu Hin: What We Should Expect from President Barak Obama? (tags)

If history can teach us something, the election of Obama and Clinton has many similarities: after the initial excitement we might experience the same disappointment and disillusion like Clinton-era--and even the possibility of Republicans can capitalize the public disappointment to regain the control of Congress at the future elections.....

Progressive agenda for Obama, by Amiri Baraka (tags)

The following are a few exploratory planks of a document that shd be added to by the willing and serve as a basis for a mass supported document to present to Obama.

Rahm Emanuel: Face of Change? (tags)

A formal announcement by Obama of his chief-of-staff pick is expected this week. The name of former South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle, an early and ardent Obama backer, has long been high of the list of prospects. So, too, has that of Emanuel, although his divided loyalties--he was a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton and a congressman from Obama's hometown of Chicago--sidelined him during the Democratic primary campaign season.

ARMAGEDDON: Bush Administration's Plan Reaches Next Plateau (tags)

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: All a part of the irresponsible Bushian design

Zenger's Newsmagazine Election Endorsements (tags)

Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses in local, state and federal offices in the June 3 primary, including "revolutionary" candidate Eric Bidwell for Mayor and incumbent Mike Aguirre for City Attorney.

Hot Topic: Writers Needed: Federal Court Upholds Baptist Seminary Sex Discrimination (tags)

Ft. Worth federal court Dismisses Employment Sex Discrimination Suit against Southern Baptist Seminary by former female Hebrew Professor

Mike Copass: Progressive Democrat Takes On Pro-War Incumbent (tags)

Though San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis voted against the original authorization for the war in Iraq, since then she's been a faithful supporter of funding the war and last year crossed party lines to vote for the open-ended, three-year commitment to the occupation pushed by the Bush administration. Mike Copass, scientist and legal consultant, is mounting a grass-roots primary campaign against her with the support of Progressive Democrats of America, who helped Donna Edwards mount a similar challenge in Maryland to a pro-war Democrat.

Over 50 Attend Progressive Community Summit (tags)

Over 50 people attended a progressive community "Mega Summit" in San Diego February 17. Organized by the San Diego County Community Coalition and San Diegans for 9/11 Truth, the event brought together representatives from various local groups ranging from anti-war and anti-drug war groups to insurgent candidates for elective office and urban landscape activists.

A Letter from the Interim GM of KPFK (tags)

The current state of KPFK and our commitment to continue providing programming of benefit to the progressive movements in and around Los Angeles

Edwards Veers Hard Right, Supports Escalating Middle East Conflicts (tags)

During a speech at the Herzliya Conference, a major international gathering dedicated to Israeli security and diplomatic issues, Edwards stuck to his hawkish positions on Iran.”—The Jewish Daily/Forward John Edwards promised to be a progressive candidate, but he now appears to be a devotee of the Democratic Leadership Council who is obviously under the heady ether of the Israel Lobby.

Former Catholic Nun Talks of War and Immigration at Seattle Baptist Church (tags)

guest speaker, Sister Florchita Bautista discussed her reflections at the University Baptist Church before an audience of fifty people last Sunday, August 5. Bautista cited the cases of human rights violations in the Philippines, specifically, stories of the grade three pupil Grecil who was shot by military men and was even accused of being a member of the rebel group New People’s Army, and that of Alice, the wife of Dr. Chandu Claver whose family is in Canada now seeking political asylum. Alice got eight bullets from the military operatives in Kalinga, northern part of the Philippines. Like many activists, Alice before her death was very active with progressive organizations that are fighting for the rights of the indigenous people over their ancestral lands and was critical of the corrupt policies of the government.

Latino For Peace anf March 25th Coalition (tags)

NetworkAztlan.com is our new URL address for the Latinos For Peace, the March 25th Coalition and Art of Aztlan gallery

Video: Rep. Maxine Waters Inaugurates L.A. National Impeachment Center (tags)

Collaboration between passionate Greens and engaged Progressive Democrats -- Rep. Maxine Waters announced to all major media covering a press conference that, "Westside Greens, Progressive Democrats, Los Angeles Greens and the Santa Monica Democratic Club are to be lauded for this historic effort" in launching the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center (LANIC).

Progressive FIlipinos Welcomes US Senate Spending Bill (tags)

Progressive Filipino groups from whose ranks most of the victims of extrajudicial killings have come welcomed the action of the United States Senate appropriations committee prohibiting the use of US military aid against Filipino civilians. The U.S Senate in its version of the Foreign Operations Spending Bill it approved last week, the committee instructed the US Secretary of State to monitor US military assistance to the Philippines so that they won’t be “misused by units of the security forces…against civilians, including civilians who are members of political opposition parties and human rights groups.”

Los Angeles Moves to Forefront of National Impeachment Movement (tags)

Leaders of the Westside Greens, the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Greens, and the Santa Monica Democratic Club have established the Impeachment Center to provide a facility for phonebanking, letterwriting, and the distribution of lawn signs, bumper stickers and a full range of impeachment action items and related literature.

NDF-EV condemns virtual martial rule in troop deployment to Tacloban City (tags)

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today condemned the virtual martial rule in the deployment by the 8th Infantry Division of soldiers to the northern barangays of Tacloban City and the outright role of the military in rigging the elections to favor the Arroyo regime. "The military psywar blabberers blatantly lie that the 8th ID is sending troops to the northern barangays of Tacloban City because of the alleged presence of the New People's Army," said NDF-EV spokesperson Fr. Santiago Salas. "What the military really aims after the elections is to forestall mass protests by heightening the psywar campaign against the people's organizations and party-list groups, whom they frame as part of the NPA to justify attacking and killing off their leaders and members. In the elections, various reports from Samar and Leyte also describe soldiers as terrorizing the people against voting for the progressive party-list. But the people have democratically defied the military and the Arroyo regime in the elections: Despite the barefaced use of fraud and military terrorism against them, the progressive party-list groups are clearly headed for Congress. The people have spoken, but in retaliating by sending troops against them, the military goes on with its script of mayhem and murder."

PEACE ACTIVISTS TARGET CONG. HOWARD BERMAN (tags)

About 40 peace activists from multiple groups in the San Fernando Valley gathered in front of Congressman Howard Berman's home in Valley Village on Sat, May 26,2007. Berman did NOT VOTE on the supplemental Iraq appropriations bill HR2206 that funds the war without timelines for withdrawal. Groups represented included Neighborhood Peace and Justice, Progressive Democrats of America, Progressive Caucus CDP, So. Cal. Grassroots, Valley Democrats United. Photos: (c)2007 Linda Sutton

Party-list groups not being tallied–Beltran (tags)

ANAKPAWIS Representative Crispin Beltran complained that the electoral fraud machinery of the administration have started to get operational as votes cast for progressive party-list groups in areas where Team Unity candidates claimed victory are not being read and tallied. The political detainee said reports from the municipalities in Southern Tagalog reaching his office showed that votes for Anakpawis were not being called out and reported because of this the party-list group is losing as many as 500 votes in small municipalities.

AJLPP-USA Congratulates Five Filipino Progressive Party-List Groups for their Electoral V (tags)

CONGRATULATIONS AND KEEP ON SERVING THE PEOPLE!” The Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States greets the five Philippine progressive party-list groups that declared their victory on Thursday with militant hurrahs! Mario Santos, AJLPP national coordinator said: “ The AJLPP is one with the Filipino people in working for the victory of the party-list groups. AJLPP organizations in the United and other allied groups like GABRIELA –USA fully mobilized their forces to support the party-list groups. We are united with them in their declaration of victory and will maintain vigilance until all votes are counted. The Filipino people have spoken. Their voices are loud and clear. They rejected the corrupt and puppet US-Arroyo regime and wants change! The data from exit polls and the media quick count showed the overwhelming support from the people that the party-list groups got is not only a show of confidence but also a great tribute to those who are until now re missing and the martyrs that have given their lives for democracy and freedom”

FIVE PHILIPPINE PROGESSIVE PARTY-LITS ORGANIZATIONS ENDORSES SENATORIAL BETS (tags)

Five Philippine progressive party-list organizations headed by Bayan Muna and ANAKPAWIS on Wednesday endorsed eight senatorial candidates including Team Unity’s Joker Arroyo and Ralph Recto. The groups also endorsed Genuine Opposition’s Loren Legarda, Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, Francis Escudero, Alan Peter Cayetano and Manuel Villar and independent candidate Francis Pangilinan. Besides Bayan Muna, the other party-list groups that announced their support for the eight candidates were Suara Bangsamoro, Anakpawis, Gabriela and Kabataan Party.

Philippine Progressive party-list groups bare Palace plan to field sectoral groups (tags)

Progressive party-list groups in ther Philippines yesterday said they have obtained a document that would prove that Malacañang fielded sectoral organizations to run in the May 14 elections, in a bid to gain more seats at the House of Representatives to quell any impeachment complaint that would be filed against President Arroyo. Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Liza Masa said they were furnished with a copy of "confidential" memorandum of assistant secretary Marcelo Fariñas, head of the Office of External Affairs (OEA) special concerns group (SCG) of the Office of the President (OP), which asked for funding for these party-list groups that would be supported by the Palace.

AJLPP HAILS PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISION FOR THE PROVISIONAL RELEASE OF SATUR OCAMPO (tags)

The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) shared the progressive Filipino democratic movement joy and relief over the Supreme Court decision for the detained BAYAN MUNA Congress person Satur Ocampo. It proved US President and jurist John Quincy Adams statement; “ The independence of the court safeguards the independence of the nation.” While we savor the tactical victory we are not completely happy. Congressperson Ka Bel ( Crispin Beltran) is still languishing in jail together with more than 200 other political prisoners like the Mamburao 6 and the Tagaytay 5 all of whom are peasants. We should exert all efforts to free all political prisoners and stop the political persecution under the US- Arroyo regime.

Progressive FilAm Organizations in Los Angeles Snubbed the March 26 PNP-AFP “Pulong Bayan (tags)

More than 20 Filipino American journalists attended the Philippine Consulate General’s “Pulong Bayan sa Konsulado” on Human Rights in the Philippines with deputy director General of the PNP, General Avelino Razon last Monday, March 26 at 3600 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. But prominently absent were representatives from different Southern California Filipino American progressive organizations like the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP), Gabriela and other organizations who were also invited but who boycotted the affair.

AJLPP-NY/NJ DENOUNCES THE WAR ON IRAQ AT THE MARCH ON THE PENTAGON (tags)

Speech delivered by Leah Obias of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) - NY/NJ at the historic March on the Pentagon on March 17, 2007 in Washington DC

BTL:Activists Opposing Iraq War Campaign to Enlist City, State Governments (tags)

Interview with Joel Barkin, executive director of the Progressive States Network, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

BTL:Grassroots Impeachment Campaign Launches Drive to... (tags)

...Remove Bush & Cheney from Office~Interview with Tim Carpenter, director of Progressive Democrats of America, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris

BTL:Latin American Left Continues to Win Electoral Victories (tags)

Interview with Laura Carlson, director of the International Relations Center's America's program, conducted by Scott Harris

BTL:Election Message to Democrats: Stop the War, Stop the Corruption... (tags)

...Hold Bush Accountable~Interview with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

VOTE THE PRESIDENTIAL TICKET OF ASSATA SHAKUR/LYNNE STEWART IN NOVEMBER 2008 (tags)

YES, A WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT BUT NOT 'THAT' WOMAN

Bus Riders Union Endorsements (tags)

reposting from an email (johnk)

CA Green Candidate May Win US House Seat (tags)

He used to help produce hits for Ace of Base and Miami Sound Machine, but now Byron De Lear, 40, has a US Congressional seat in California's San Fernando Valley within his reach. If he wins, he would become the first US House member representing the Green Party.

PESANTE CONDEMNS AFP RED BAITING (tags)

Philippine Peasant Support Network(Pesante)-USA based in Los Angeles, in a statement issued today, September 14, 2006 vehemently condemns AFP Chief General Esperon’s statement against Ocampo and Casino and other leaders of the progressive mass organizations in the Philippines. “Esperon’s statement is a clear military’s anti communist mind-set. It’s bunker mentality that foments anti-communist with-hunting and a clear signal for the military death squads to go after progressive mass leaders.”

WRITE-IN LYNNE STEWART FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM NEW YORK ON NOVEMEBER 7TH (tags)

FORGET HILLARY "HAWK"-NEW YORK NEEDS A REAL ANTI-WAR, PRO-WORKER CANDIDATE

WOT: Eight Theses on the Destiny of the Concept of Workers' Rule (tags)

These eight theses are the first installment of "Seventeen Theses on the Destiny of the Revolution in Communications and the Concept of Workers' Rule". ... brought to you by the "Weapon of Transparency" channel.

New Progressive Orange County newspaper seeks reporters and sales people (tags)

News Reporter Interns Needed For Progressive Orange County Newspaper Are you sick and tired of the elitist corporate slant of mainstream news media? Are you frustrated beyond words by news organizations that water down the facts in the name of “objectivity,” but equally frustrated by reporters who jump to preconceived conclusions without doing the research to back up their work?

Cindy Sheehan and Marcy Winograd Rally for Progressive Candidates Against War (tags)

Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan and Reverend Lennox Yearwood of Louisiana join 36th District Progressive Candidate Marcy Winograd for an Out of Iraq Rally and Winograd for Congress launch party in Mar Vista Park just east of Venice. QT video total running time 4:06. Video produced by The G Living Network (http://gliving.tv). Music courtesy of Mike Lenert / Lettuce Prey (http://www.ltprey.com).

Grassroots on Fire in 36th Congressional District (tags)

In the 36th Congressional race, challenger Marcy Winograd wins the endorsement of the influential West Los Angeles Democratic Club over six-term incumbent, Jane Harman, by a nearly 3-1 margin!!!

Detained Philippine lawmaker files resolution vs. repressive US immigration bills (tags)

Activist Philippine lawmaker Rep. Crispin Beltran recently filed House Resolution 1263 urging the Philippine government to support the call of millions of Filipinos and migrants of other nationalities in the US and actively oppose the passage of the racist and repressive Sensenbrenner-King bill and other similar proposals.

US-Arroyo regime, Filipino Social Democrats and the AFP death squads, (tags)

If Marx called Christian Socialism the holy water in which the reactionaries dip their fingers in to become holy, we in the First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN) call the Social Democrats led by Fr. Romeo Intengan and Norberto Gonzales as the vinegar that these reactionary brutes dip the wounds of the victims of their deadly terrorist killing campaigns. The latest pronouncement of Norberto Gonzales that the NPA hit squads are in Manila and are out to assassinate Gloria and some members of her cabinet (including him of course) is a dirty psy-war to set the stage for their death squads to kill leading progressive leaders like the Batasan 5 and other progressive leaders in Metro Manila. No doubt it is a cheap attempt to divert attention from the widespread public outcry nationally as well as internationally against the Arroyo regime’s bloody campaign which has already claimed the lives of hundreds of progressive mass activists.

Argentina:Social Movements and Alternative Media (tags)

Join Marie Trigona at the East Side Cafe for a look at alternative media in Latin America, Argentina’s occupied factory movement and the challenges posed by current “progressive” governments in Latin America.

Cindy Sheehan-Marcy Winograd Rally April 25 (tags)

Rally to support Marcy Winograd. She's running against "Bush Democrat" Jane Harman.

A MOM'S FYI: "How to Impeach George W. Bush"...by Tom Delay, et al. (tags)

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32 US Reps Want Bush Impeachment Inquiry (tags)

32 US House Representatives have signed on as sponsors or co-sponsors of H. Res 635, which would create a Select Committee to look into the grounds for recommending President Bush’s impeachment, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.

House Resolution 635: Impeachment (tags)

30 Dems now support 635

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement (tags)

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement 'Support the South Central Farmers' -Join the demonstrations at the Mayor's Mansion Thursday, March 9 at 7PM and at City Hall Friday, March 10 at 9AM.

Women in US Launch Sustained Protests Against De Facto Martial Law in the Philippines (tags)

GABRIELA Network USA, a Philippine-US women's solidarity mass organization, launches rolling national mobilization that will see daily protest actions in major cities in the US until the Philippine state of national emergency is lifted.

Winograd Runs Against Harman (tags)

An announcement of a signature gathering party for 36th District Congressional Candidate Marcy Winograd, a peace activist challenging pro-war Congresswoman Jane Harman in the Democratic Party primary on June 6th, 2006. Marcy's candidate statement follows the invitation announcement. After the party tonight, the candidate statement could still be posted. Please! James did an audio interview with me last night.

New for Valentines: Love and Peace E-Greeting Cards (tags)

Greetings "give peace a chance" to be remembered at major holidays. PeaceWish.Com now soliciting artwork for Spring Holiday greetings.

PROTEST ANTI-IMMIGRANT RACISTS IN BURBANK - SAT, JAN 21, 8 AM (tags)

Stop Attacks on Immigrants! No to "SOS" and Minutemen! Unite to stop the racists in their tracks!

BTL:Momentum Builds for Congressional Investigation of... (tags)

...Bush's Warantless Surveillance ~ Interview with Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Progressive Magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

LA Times Dumps Liberal Columnist (tags)

Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Scheer was fired on November 11 after nearly 30 years at the paper, the last 13 as one of its most progressive political columnists. In a published statement announcing op-ed page changes (11/10/05), the Times insisted that it is dedicated to "provid[ing] readers with a wide range of voices and perspectives," but in dumping Scheer, the paper has gotten rid of one of the few prominent progressive columnists in the country.

BTL:Progressive Groups Fear Radical Right Supreme Court Shift if Alito Confirmed (tags)

Interview with Marjorie Cohn, professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Ed Roybal Presente (tags)

An honest appreciation, not uncritical, of the late Ed Roybal and his major contributions to coalition building and grass-roots politics.

What Opposition Party? (tags)

The leading lights of the Democratic Party are hiding in the shadows on virtually every important issue, avoiding taking progressive stands on anything of consequence. Handed every conceivable opening by a corrupt and incompetent ruling party, they are refusing to offer an alternative. Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave.

Bob Avakian: Religion, Morality ... Polarization, Repolarization (tags)

EDITORS NOTE: This is part of a series of excerpts on various subjects—drawn from conversations and discussions, as well as more formal talks, by Bob Avakian—which we will be running in this newspaper over the next period of time. This has been edited for publication, and subheads and footnotes have been added

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

Progressive Left: Stop Bashing the Red Cross Without Reason! (tags)

Why is KPFK saying, "Don't donate to the Red Cross"?

9/5 Hurricane Katrina Alert: Calls For Progressive Emergency Supports! (tags)

ActionLA Coalition and several other progressive organizations, will launch a national call for a donation drive to supports New Orleans areas progressive agencies for the humanitarian-aid efforts. Detail will coming soon and please donate generosity!

SPIN Academy - 2005 (tags)

Training for Activists in the Media

Slaving for the Progressives (tags)

For all its political rhetoric, Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. is like any other business, but instead of the profits going to the shareholders, they go to the Democratic Party. In Marxist terms, GCI was able to hand over $22 million to the party instead of the targeted $5 million by extracting surplus labor value from its workers.

BTL:Mexican Civil Society Rises Up to Protest Ruling Party's Attempt to... (tags)

...Keep Progressive Candidate Off Presidential Ballot~ Interview with John Ross, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Commercialized Progressive Talk Radio Shows It's True Colors. (tags)

The progressive radio network, Air America Radio, just celebrated its first tumultuous year. Air America has an impressive line-up. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to my favorite program, Unfiltered. Unfiltered featured a co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead, entertainer Chuck D, and activist and Rhodes scholar, Rachel Maddow. The chemistry between Winstead and Maddow often left me giggling along with their infectious laughter. Chuck D. had insights that are hard to find on the talk radio gamut that is dominated by white males.

PDLA Election Protection Action Alert! (tags)

Progressive Democrats & Democracy for America activists in CA are both urging everyone to flood Sacramento with calls RIGHT NOW. Please help!

Genocide, Gender, Awareness, Action - Feb. 28 - Mar. 3 (tags)

Gender issues in genocide will also be discussed during this week of activities at UCLA

Progressive Film Festival - Long Beach (tags)

The CSULB Campus Progressives present three free screenings of progressive films at the Beach Auditorium, Mondays at 5-7pm: Feb. 28th, Mar. 7th, and Mar. 14th.

911 and the Society of the Spectacle (tags)

Loughrey argues the progressive community is unknowingly trapped in a matrix.

BTL:Despite Success of Iraq Vote, Anti-Occupation Insurgency Likely to Continue (tags)

Interview with Hussein Ibish, vice chairman of the Progressive Muslim Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

THE RELIGIOUS LEFT (tags)

The Religious Left offers a provocative alternative and, or so we pray, eventually a forum of live talk for those who don’t think they have a prayer because they aren’t “christians.” Please find bbb (Length 5:09 Type MP3) a copy of the opening segment of a first show, to give you an idea of what we mean.

Progressives! Let's Stop Whining and Start Fighting Back (tags)

Forget Red and Blue states. There are only voters, and most of them, in every state, are worried about war, want a world for their grandchildren, and are beset by economic woes that call for progressive, anti-corporate solutions. A Democratic Party that forgets trying to play to the middle and that addresses those issues will be a winner.

21st Century American Revolution (tags)

From www.onlinejournal.com

Road Ahead: Nonpartisan Alliance vs the Right (tags)

[A summary of the independent intervention by the left in Chicago, the lessons learned, and future prospects]

The Progressive Muslim Union, North America (tags)

Regarding the formation of the Progressive Muslim Union of North America

No mandate, no surrender (tags)

Several months ago most pollsters predicted that the margin of difference between Kerry and Bush would be razor thin. I can’t recall anyone projecting a landslide for either candidate, let alone a major political realignment nationwide.

How the Left Can Win (tags)

The progressive left must reach out to the youth of heartland America in order to educate them to the possibility of revolution change. And we must do so through Jesus.

Progressive World Television News Seeks Guerilla Videos (tags)

Our progressive television news show is looking for short, rough, unedited digital videos shot by ordinary people of extraordinary events.

NADER'S RUNNING MATE ENDORSES JOHN KERRY! (tags)

"I'm voting my conscience on Nov. 2; I'm voting for John Kerry....His policy proposals involve vision -- like alternative energy, more accessible health care, and funding all those children who have been left behind by the Bush administration."

Why vote for Nader if he won’t win? (tags)

[T]he old saying of Socialist Party leader Eugene Debs--"I’d rather vote for something I want and not get it, than vote for something I don’t want and get it"--is more relevant than ever.

Oct 18 - An All-Star Benefit Performance (tags)

DON’T MISS THIS POWERFUL WORK-IN-PROGRESS by America’s great playwright, Tony Kushner "Only We Who Guard The Mystery Shall Be Unhappy" MONDAY OCTOBER 18, 2004 8:00 pm Ricardo Montalban Theatre * 1615 Vine Street * Los Angeles, CA

Who is smearing Ralph Nader? Corporate law firms and lobbyists tied to big business! (tags)

The progressives and peace activists who are helping to stop Ralph Nader and Peter Miguel Camejo don't realize it but they are being used by people who represent the corporate interests, especially the military-industrial complex, of the two major parties.

Gag and Bear It: Why We Lefties Have to Vote for Kerry (tags)

It’s time to face some hard realities—Nader is not going to bring us a third party, but too many votes and he could bring us Bush and the Republicans, and these days, that could mean we’re on the road to a real one-party state, not just a state with two parties that seem pretty indistinguishable.

Boston Social Forum: Significance, Achievements and Some Lessons Learned (tags)

analysis of the recent Boston Social Forum by two of its organizers

THE COST OF THE WAR IN IRAQ — Homepage EMBEDABLE COUNTER — + 3 Important Websites! (tags)

Now that over 1,000 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq and about 7,000 maimed and seriously wounded there — American soldiers who have killed about 15 *TIMES* that many Iraqis and maimed and wounded perhaps 10's of 1,000's of Iraqis — it's time to post this again. This was first posted by me, JA, July 25, 2003 (just a little over a year ago):

The role of the left in these elections (tags)

Kerry's Ambiguous Position on Iraq Alienates Progressive Voters (tags)

Interview with Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Progressive Magazine, conducted by Scott Harris

BTL:Kerry Campaign Works to Hold On to Progressive Voters~ (tags)

~Nader fails to move Democrats to the left ~Interview with David Moberg, senior editor, In These Times, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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.

MOVE: A Radical Fraud (tags)

MOVE: A Radical Fraud

The People's Media Reaches More People Than FOX Does (tags)

While Big Media is "simply in the business of selling products, the people's media reaches more people than FOX does.

Traders Progressive Radio Station Shut Down by Free (tags)

Radio for Peace International (RFPI) one of the few world wide progressive short wave voices broadcasting to rural and third world communities has been evicted by the UN’s University for Peace (U-Peace) in Cost Rica.

Fresno Woman Arrested for Having a Bad Dream (tags)

Denise Martin shared a dream she had with a friend. Her friend told the dream to Martin’s former employer and this led to Martin’s current nightmare.

IndyVoter opens its doors (tags)

IndyVoter.org aka The League of Independent Voters is kicking off. IndyVoter is a new progressive grassroots network that aims to get the under 35 crowd into the electoral process. It's part MoveOn.org, part Meetup.com, part IndyMedia and all about social justice and empowerment of the people for the people. Check us out for more info, and PLEASE join us for a kick ass future in 2004!

A plea to the trolls for accurate criticism (tags)

It was inevitable to read the news anywhere on the net today without being bombarded by ignorent snarling coming from the "Send the Dixie Chicks to Guantanamo" crowd.

Help keep Mike Malloy on the airwaves! (tags)

IE America is about to end radio boradcasts in February. Let's keep progressive talk show host Mike Malloy on!

Cracking the Media Walls (tags)

A key advantage held by the Right is a "mass-media echo chamber," from which stories are spun via outlets like the Washington Times, Rush Limbaugh, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, the Weekly Standard and Fox News. Progressives have nothing comparable at the national level.

Launch of the Progressive Webgroup Alliance (tags)

Introducing the Progressive Webgroup Alliance! A coalition of Free thinking and Progressive web based discussion groups, message boards and mailing lists.

Peter Camejo on the Recall (tags)

Subject: Peter Camejo on the Recall

A Rosh Hashanna Gift (tags)

Ethnocentrism or just ehnicity?

DEVELOP THE MEANS TO WAKE UP THE MASSES! (tags)

Those present will introduce themselves and briefly, but concretely, provide a review and update as to the work they are doing around the question of Raza progressive media [*they must present concrete examples of their work, past and present].

How to defeat the fascists (tags)

Marching in the streets is important work, but wouldn't we have greater success if we also took control of the United States government?

Working Assets: Progressive Crusaders or Corporate Crooks? (tags)

Working Assets, known for it's donations to many worthy progressive causes from the proceeds of its long distance and wireless services, is now offering a credit card. An MBNA credit card. What gives?

Opinion: who says progressive activists are a mish-mash? (tags)

Progressive activists and supporters have one clear, complete agenda: Trust The People. All power to ordinary folks. This is a massive contrast with the republican slogan of “Distrust the people, trust only a tiny elite, all powers to a tiny elite.”

GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA ENDORSES PETER MIGUEL CAMEJO FOR GOVERNOR (tags)

SACRAMENTO - Following the unprecedented urgent polling of every active county level Green Party chapter in the state, the Green Party of California (GPCA) today announced its endorsement for Green Party member Peter Miguel Camejo for Governor.

Opposition coalition takes shape in Colombia (tags)

A new opposition coalition challenges the hard-line regime of President Alvaro Uribe for its devastating economic policies and systematic violations of freedoms. A general strike has been called for August 12th.

The Recall - Bay Area Local HR Activist Van Jones helps start www.runariannarun.org (tags)

I tried posting this to sf indymedia but they didn't reocate it in the local section - I'm guessing they don't want Arianna to run. But then, we're left with Gray and no revolution from the streets, so . . . . and surprising because Van Jones does important stuff in SF.

THE COST OF THE WAR IN IRAQ - homepage embedable counter + 3 important websites! (tags)

Check out 3 new/updated progressive websites -- and a home/webpage embedable monetary "COST OF THE WAR" counter. Good tools especially for progressives. And FANTASTIC, INSPIRING anti-war photos from around the world!

Al Sharpton (tags)

Why you should vote for Al Sharpton.

Kucinich answers controversial issues (tags)

Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 11:57 AM For many, anti-war presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is the best person to help Democrats find their voice in time for 2004 By Joe Piasecki

Progressive Productions presents "Land of Hypocrisy" (tags)

Progressive Productions will present "Land of Hypocrisy" at the "Festival of Books" at UCLA on April 26-27, 2003 (Booth# 170).

500 Long Beach Students Marched Against the War Today!! (tags)

Read Below:

Millions march against war: Around world (tags)

An unprecedented wave of anti war demonstrations swept the globe on Feb. 15, as an estimated 11 million demonstrators poured into the streets, determined to block the Bush administration’s drive to war against Iraq. As in the U.S., initiators and participants came from a very broad array of unions, political parties, religious organizations, youth and women’s organizations, left and progressive organizations including communist and workers parties.

Ms. (tags)

Nearly 2,000 march in Long Beach against war.

Let Anti-War Rabbi Michael Lerner Speak (tags)

Rabbi Michael Lerner has been banned from speaking at the antiwar rally in San Francisco this Sunday, February 16. One of the rally organizers, Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), has stated that it will not allow a "pro-Israel" speaker to take the stage.

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/29/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

New Online Progressive / Activist Forum Launched (tags)

This is to introduce and announce a new website called Progressive Forum. The Progressive Forum aims to provide an online political community for progressive political activists.

BTL:After Election Defeat, Will Democrats Rebuild or Retreat? (tags)

Interview with Karen Dolan, of the Institute for Policy Studies conducted by Scott Harris

Fucking Show UP!!!!!! (tags)

It's Time For People In Los Angeles To Get Active In Progressive Events - Start Attending Progressive Functions, Or the Status Quo Nazis Win......

Progressive events in Riverside Co. on Oct 19th (tags)

Oct 19th: Green Garden Party hosted by Progressive Candidate, and Hemet Greens to show video. PUBLIC WELCOM!

Outwardly Progressive, Internally Corporate: Pacifica's Next Challenge (tags)

Internal problems at Pacifica stations still plague the network. While the major battle at Pacifica was won early this year, the war against a corporate style hierarchy is not over. It was this very hierarchy which enabled the General Managers to abuse their power within the stations in the first place. In order for meaningful change to occur, this structure should change, not just the personalities. Please see attached open letter by KPFK staff, highlighting problems and suggesting some solutions. (To add your name in solidarity, see directions below.)

IRAQ: \\\ IMMEDIATE ACTION ALERT \\\ (tags)

Visit this Web page to quickly send a letter to Congressional leaders supporting the peace alternative to Bush's Iraq war resolution: http://www.progressiveportal.org/letters/global/iraq/indy.html

Call for Video! (tags)

We need your Progressive Video!

DEMOCRACY RIGHT NOW! (tags)

Progressive political leaders are still going down in flames following "crowd politics" rather than engaging the multitudes in true democratic politics, in which the people are the leaders. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), was only the last one defeated by ruthless investor driven politics.

Progressive Huckster's, Inc.... (tags)

...(Or How To Get Homeless People To Work For Free For Two Weeks): Meet The Tim Eyman's Of Progressive Causes

Multi-media Progressive Art Show! (tags)

A progressive Art Exhibit on the UCLA campus against war, repression, and racism.

Urgent Action!! Let Pacifica Radio, KPFK-Los Angeles know we don't need new (tags)

KPFK Radio-is the most important left, progressive, antiwar/pro-peace national radio station, establish end of the world war II in United States, currently we have 5 sister stations (Berkeley, LA, NYC, DC and Houston) and dozen affliates. I had been a proud Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles volunteer/unpaid reporter/programmer for ten years, but if people know the decade-long Pacifica struggle then you know the station had many internal struggles had derailed our origional mission statements.

Progressive Voices (tags)

A new national directory to link together progressives working in communities across the nation.

Jello Biafra Praises Indymedia: The Progressive Interview (tags)

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MONDAY is 2nd PROGRESSIVE RADICALS AGAINST WAR MEETING (tags)

so you say you are an anti-authoritarian ?

Tired of the Sectarians? check out 2nd progressive Radcials Against War Meeting (tags)

come join us

Come to our 2nd Progressive Radicals Against War meeting this MONDAY! (tags)

Come join us

The Progressive Los Angeles Network's 21 Point Agenda (Summary Version) (tags)

This 21 Point Agenda provides a list of priority actions that the City of Los Angeles should take to make LA a more just, livable, and democratic place.

United States of Amnesia (tags)

United States of Amnesia

"Progressive LA: The Next Agenda" Conference - October 20, 2001 (tags)

"Progressive LA: The Next Agenda" Conference Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the California Science Center - 700 State Drive, Exposition Park, CA The conference is free and open to all! Lunch will be served. We will provide supervised children's tours of the Science Center during the conference. Limited seating, please register by calling 323.259.1412 or on-line at www.progressivela.org

S.D. Action Network Discusses "Progressive Response to Terrorism" (tags)

Though few people attended the September 28 San Diego Action Network meeting on "A Progressive Response to Terrorism," those who were there joined a lively discussion on the U.S.'s own terrorist actions, the need for the U.S. to cooperate with other nations, the desire that the terrorist acts be treated as crimes rather than war, and an end to America's dependence on Middle East oil through developing renewable energy sources.

Bush Rallies Public Support for War Against Terrorism But Critics Warn... (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive Magazine, who assesses the Bush administration's handling of the national crisis and the political climate that has emerged following the terror strikes against the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Ralph Nader Rally for Peace and Global Justice Oct. 11th in San Francisco (tags)

Ralph Nader returns to the west coast on Thursday October 11th, with a rally in support of peace and global justice to be held at the Masonic Center in San Francisco.

Progressive Religious Leaders Issue Call for a Faith-based Response to Terrorism (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with the Rev. Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners Magazine, who summarizes the statement he helped draft and his concerns as America and the world enter a new and dangerous era.

even "progressives" in usa want a simple, linear, "male" answer (tags)

there is no simple, linear, "male" answer - there never was & never will be. secular "progressive" thought & action, esp. in the usa with its valuation of the individual, is a bigger threat to any patriarchal theocracy, aristocracy or military dictatorship, than anything else. yes, an individual not a white american male can change the world...

IPPN Executive Committee Statement (tags)

"The progressive movement must stand firm at this dangerous time in opposition to the scapegoating of Arab and Islamic people, in support of basic civil and democratic rights, and for a U.S. foreign policy which is about justice, fair trade, environmental sustainability and a raising of the living standards of all people, especially those in the countries of the Global South."

Reconciliation, Not Revenge, call for a meeting (tags)

An organization of faith based and progressive groups have organized a meeting on Friday 14th.

Juan Gonzalez to Speak Aug. 25 (tags)

Activist and Journalist Juan Gonzalez to Address Groundbreaking Bilingual Gathering to Reclaim Community Access to KPFK-Pacifica.

Pacifica Radio Protests Aug. 8 (tags)

National Day of Protest, including in Calabasas and online, to wrest the progressive radio network from its corporate hijackers.

Disclosure Project in Los Angeles (tags)

The Disclosure Project came to Los Angeles this past Saturday Aug. 4th. Progressive should become informed about this movement.

Irate Listenners of WBAI Radio March Into Station (tags)

Outraged Listeners of WBAI Radio (99.5 FM) March Into Studio Protest Targets Rightward Political Turn in Programming and Attacks on Workers' Rights

Progressive Technology Project Grants (tags)

Progressive Technology Project Accepting Applications for Spring 2001 Grants Pool works to raise the scope and scale of technology resources available to grassroots organizing groups working for environmental, economic, and social justice.

"The Two Faces of the U.S. Government" (tags)

Posted by Paul Hays of the Progressive Socialist Congress

warning about right-wing cranks invading this site (tags)

There is a person calling himself or herself "AP" who is using IMC's precious bytes to publish fake stories denigrating the progressive movement. This person is obviously not in sympathy with the views of progressive activists, and dishonestly uses misleading titles to attract readers, a la "bait and switch." Don't waste your time reading his/her posts.

ZmagEditorial:Response to Pacifica re: Democracy Now! (tags)

Over the past few years Pacifica’s authorities have coercively transformed a people’s network into a nearly mainstream structure. They have claimed to be trying to increase Pacifica’s progressive outreach, but even Pacifica’s authorities can't expect anyone to believe that attacking Democracy Now! is progressive.

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