fix articles 838, democratic
What moves the "Generation Greta"? (tags)
The global economy is in free fall. Social life and public debate are largely paralyzed, the usual protest and organizing formats of the social movements are completely blocked. Decisive decisions are made in the mode of emergency decrees and huge rescue packages. The politically unthinkable becomes possible,
Economic crime (tags)
The issue of white-collar crime, on the other hand, is apparently impossible to address. None of the major parties has so far shown any inclination to take up the demonstrable threat to the welfare state and democracy posed by white-collar crime in the election campaign.
The tale of the stolen winner (tags)
The man unable to speak for a minute without lying, who had neither values nor ideals, who never read a book and knew nothing about music tried in an incredible and ridiculous way to create the fairy tale of the cheated victor. Nevertheless, a majority of American voters rejected Trump's lies and demagogic failures.
The New Deal and Self-destructive Donald Trump (tags)
From 1929 to 1932 industrial production halved and in a chain reaction over 5000 banks went bankrupt. Farmers' incomes shrank by 70 percent, unemployment rose to 25 percent, and there were no welfare state measures to cushion the misery.
America: The Right Wave is Broken (tags)
Morales' return was made possible by the victory of his left-wing movement for socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS) in the first democratic elections after a coup a year ago, on November 10, 2019. In his first speech after returning home, Morales affirmed that there was no fraud in the 2019 election.
The election as a farce: Donald Trump and the rise of the autocrats (tags)
To elect a demagogue is always dangerous, but it does not condemn a country to the collapse of its democracy. Strong institutions can keep corrupt or autocratic leaders in check. That is exactly what the U.S. Constitution is designed to do, and for much of our history it has been successful in doing so.
Dirty tricks of the autocrats (tags)
Donald Trump tries to get re-elected with partly illegal tricks. This is undemocratic and dangerous for the USA and its allies. Defending democracy is becoming the challenge of our time.
Treading in Deep Waters (tags)
As one good reason for voting for Biden: should he win, Democrats will not be able to continually blame all of our sorry politics and capitalism’s contradictions on Trump. And the experience of a Biden government might well hasten the defection from a moribund Democratic Party.
Can U.S. Democracy Be Fixed? (tags)
To distract and divert, scapegoating becomes a core tactics of these moves away from democratic cohesion. In a world of inequalities and global warming, there has arisen a frightening receptivity to blaming the stranger or the other
"Don't let them take democracy away from you" (tags)
"United we can and will overcome the time of darkness in America," he said. After four years of Trump's presidency, the Biden-Harris team wants to reunite the country, overcome the Corona crisis and boost the economy with millions of new jobs.
Kamala Harris seals Trump's re-election (tags)
The appointment of Kamala Harris as Biden's vice candidate is now the result of the Democratic establishment's pathological fear of anything that could even begin to smell left. The cause of this pathology lies in the historical shift to the right of the US party system described by Chomsky.
Disease, Power and Capitalism (tags)
Have you tried DeepL.com, academia.edu, grin.com or grammarly.com? Send me your comments and/or discoveries - as we await the reopening of the libraries and the Biden landslide! Will the great comedian Stephan Colbert be the dark horse candidate?
Super Tuesday and Standing up to Racists (tags)
Sanders said you can't beat Trump with yesterday's recipes and figures. That would be Biden's strategy to evoke the nostalgia of the Obama years. It would work for a lot of black people and some of the "urban" upper class. In fact, however, these forces have already lost.
Radical wins! Go Bernie! (tags)
With his promise of a dramatic expansion of the hardly existing US welfare state, Sanders is the only candidate who offers at least as radical solutions as Trump. For many, everyone else simply no longer seems trustworthy.
Sanders Beats Trump and Trump Throws Dynamite in the Powder Keg (tags)
The final question remains: eyes, mouth, ears: are the Democrats imitating the three monkeys again or are they nominating Bernie Sanders? The future of the next four years depends on this decision - not only in the USA, but also in Europe and the world.
Democracy - a Plea toStrengthen It and Fight for It (tags)
We as democrats must take care of democracy as a learning system. If we do not do so, democracy will wither away.
Boris Johnson and the Long Shadow of Stalinism (tags)
The capitalist bourgeoisie needs and defends democracy as a form of social freedom only as long as it is useful to its own class rule. Their understanding of democracy & freedom is structurally limited. The 26 community centers in Vancouver could revive freedom and democracy.
Make Social Democracy Great Again (tags)
Erik Olin Wright spoke of smashing, taming, escaping and eroding capitalism as alternatives of the transformational left. We must resist the "selective perception" of the elite that ignores market distortions, market failures, state failures, and the attack on the poor, seniors and students
How Misguided Financial Policy Strengthens the Right-Wing (tags)
Capitalism has shown how democratic processes can be easily evaded. The Chicago boys carried out their radical reform program that was known as shock therapy. This included dismantling social state structures, opening the market to foreign investors and shattering unions
Yair Golan Has Got It Right and Very Wrong (tags)
The Left Is Totalitarian Threat To Israel, Not The Right
The Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality (tags)
When we lose the idea of community and solidarity, we lose our capacity for collective action.
States Tackle Student Debt and For-Profit Colleges Rise (tags)
Washington, DC - As Democratic presidential candidates debate student debt, States attempt to tackle what they see as a debt problem impacting their economies.
Ehud Barak’s Napoleonic Complex Will Save Israeli Democracy? (tags)
Ehud Barak Will Turn Israel Into a Dictatorship!
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.
Markets as a Fetish, Globalization, and Dissent Management (tags)
Economic inequality must be reduced and democratic participation regained. Resisting tax avoidance, financial market regulations, climate policy, and globally combating poverty should be priorities.
Video: Beautiful Country Burn Again, 39 min (tags)
October 13, 2018 Beautiful Country Burn Again Ben Fountain recounts the 2016 election and explores where he thinks the country is headed today.
Why Should California Choose De Leon Over Feinstein? (tags)
Both Kevin De Leon and Feinstein have been good re Professor Ford's allegations re Brett Kavanaugh. But there are many issues which disqualify Feinstein.
Maria Estrada doubles down on racist support (tags)
Maria Estrada, a California Democratic candidate for the 63rd District in the state assembly has defended her controversial positions on Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, prompting some calls for her to drop out of the race.
The History of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Iran 1941-1945 (tags)
The Soviet Union occupied a corner of Ira At this time the Kurdish Democratic Party was born and was allowed to administer territory.
NATO vs. Trump/Putin's Nationalism; Slim Chance for Peace? (tags)
With several nationalist leaders (Trump, Putin, Duterte) in charge of powerful militaries, what chance is there for NATO nations with democratic governments to maintain peace while also protecting human rights of vulnerable populations?
Brazil: Thanks to the supportive American democratic congressmen! (tags)
The coup d'état progresses in a terribly destructive way, in Brazil, and your solidarity is more important than ever.
The Trump Election (tags)
The democracy crisis, the neoliberalism crisis and the crisis in the Democratic Party led to the Trump victory. Capitalism is largely deregulated with a comparatively meager public sector except for the defense industry.. The legitimation crisis of neoliberalism helps the emancipatory left.
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.
Philippines: Unity Statement by February 25 Coalition (tags)
WE FOUGHT TO BE FREE. WE SAY NEVER AGAIN TO DICTATORSHIP!
Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority (tags)
The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only succeed in a social movement and cannot only be a matter of a government or of the parties.
Trumpism and the Working Class (tags)
Trumpism understood via Dimitrof
IG Leaflet: LET THEM IN! (tags)
No Ban, No Wall – Full Citizenship Rights for All! Smash Racist Ban on Muslims, Refugees
Trump and the Consequences: Democracy at a Crossroads (tags)
What appears here is another form of democracy, without the constitutional state and without opposition. Trump could operate with enemy declarations. Today Donald Trump is a radicalized Nixon. Democracy is always endangered and never given as a present.
Philippine President Duterte: A fascist original (tags)
'Like the anti-Marcos resistance 4 decades back, the only certainty members of the anti-fascist front can count on is that they’re doing the right thing. And that, for some, is a certainty worth dying for'
Trump and the Hospice of Hope (tags)
That the political culture in the US could wash up a television star and notorious racist to the top of the country was not entirely bizarre. Voter turnout in the US was always low. Politico.com lists the names of all 538 electors who vote on Dec 19. If 37 change their minds, Trump could be blocked.
WE WERE ALL LIED TO BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY!!! (tags)
WE WERE ALL LIED TO BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY!!!
the crisis of the two-party system (tags)
The Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign, along with former attorneys general, Republican as well as Democratic, have bitterly denounced Comey’s action.
Democrats step up campaign against FBI director (tags)
The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party continue to attack FBI Director James Comey for his letter to Congress October 28 announcing new “investigative steps” against the Democratic presidential candidate over her use of a private email server while Secretary of State.
What is behind the anti-Russia campaign in the US? (tags)
A major theme of the 2016 US presidential campaign has been the campaign to depict Russia as intent on manipulating the election through cyber warfare.
Power Elites: On the Great Illusion of Pluralist Liberalism (tags)
With his 1956 book "The Power Elite," C. Wright Mills put the democratic character of the US to the test. Despite formal democratic structures, a power elite formed that suspends democratic processes. Real power starts from a political directorate. In truth, only small circles have power
Democracy Dissolves (tags)
Worldview parties mutate to popular or catchall parties and gradually lost their clear profile and their voters. Citizens have long known something is rotten in the state. Politics first despised the trust of the population and then lost that trust.
Los Angeles Sit-In to Fight Voter Suppression (tags)
Protest and Occupation of LA City Hall to Oppose Vote Suppression
War Within California's 46th CD (tags)
Violence and dirty politics accompany the establishment candidate as he fights to rise past fifth place,
Austerity Against Democracy, 40 pp (tags)
How much state does the social market economy need? What lessons should be drawn from the 2008 financial meltdown? What happens to trust when financiers are above the law?
Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Walden Bello (tags)
Without a doubt, Sanders has captured the imagination of people, especially the millennials, around the world.
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.
The GOP Plan To Steal The Ohio And National Elections (tags)
This writer has left the duopoly of the Republican and Democratic 2 headed monster because there is not a single antiwar candidate among the remaining 11, and will vote for a third party candidate.. most probably a Libertarian, Green or Socialist candidate.
Yesterday’s “Obama Socialists,” Today’s Bernie Boosters (tags)
The League of Pre-Squeezed Lemons
“None Dare Call It Conspiracy:” How U.S. Elites Made Islamist Militants the New Red Menace (tags)
The American Establishment’s Quarter-Century Scheme to Replace Defunct Soviet Communism with “Expansionist” Militant Islam. And Why We Need Former U.S. Senator turned diplomat Gary Hart, Who “Thinks Differently” About U.S.-Russia Relations, to Join the 2016 Presidential Race
Obama's War on Venezuela (tags)
Help Me Ronda! “Billionaires For Bernie”: Why Sanders Needs an Independent SuperPAC (tags)
JFK Said: "Things Do Not Happen. Things Are Made to Happen." In 2015-2016, LIBERAL Billionaires Such as Ronda Stryker, Nick Hanauer, and Ted Turner (To Name a Few) Can Help Elect Bernie Sanders President by Giving His Supporters Fundraising and Spending Near-Parity With Hillary Clinton's $1 Billion.
Greece Declares Bank Holiday, Capital Controls Imposed (tags)
Greece Announces Referendum on Bailout Terms (tags)
Washington Post Features Op-Ed by Ukraine Putschist (tags)
Myths of Free Trade: Attac Refutes TTIP Arguments (tags)
TTIP and CETA are far more than trade agreements. They help strengthen the power of transnational corporations and weaken democratic institutions. Attac promotes just trade instead of free trade. Labor rights, environmental standards and democracy must have priority...
Inequality and Liberal Democracy: A Disturbing Association (tags)
How do we bring fundamental reforms about at a time when organized minorities and disorganized, quiescent majorities appear to be the norm in both the North and the South?
Israel: Racist Pariah State Writ Large (tags)
Election Fraud Litan (tags)
There are hundreds if not thousands of varieties of election fraud with tens of millions of individual incidents.
US-Style Democracy (tags)
Democratic v. Sham Elections (tags)
Ukrainian Electoral Postmortems (tags)
Free Trade Agreement TTIP Endangers Democracy (tags)
Investor courts of arbitration create an exclusive special right for foreign corporations. They could demand compensation when their profits are narrowed by democratic decisions.
Targeting Syria (tags)
Argentina Braces For Default (tags)
Argentina is likely to default barring a last-minute breakthrough in negotiations with hold-outs or a court order. Argentina's grace period to pay bonds restructured after its 2001 default expires July 30th. Predatory funds and hold-outs may use court ruling to target Grenada and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Struggle for National Democracy (tags)
This book by Jose Maria Sison is a historical record of the legal struggle for national liberation and democracy against U.S. imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the 60s and early 70s. It was the principal legal study material in discussion groups and schools of national democracy which educated the youth cadres and militants from 1967 through the First Quarter Storm of 1970 to the declaration of martial law in 1972.
Syrians Vote (tags)
Washington Wants Maduro Dead (tags)
Democracy and socialism (tags)
Democracy is the most popular word in the vocabulary of politics but also the most brazenly abused.
Asia-Pacific Left activists say 'No to another coup in Thailand!' (tags)
May 23, 2014 - We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the latest coup d’état staged by Thai military under the leadership of Prayuth Chan-ocha.
Free Internet Book: All on Board: Making Inclusive Growth Happen, 202pp (tags)
An inclusive, democratic society is a vision of a future of generalized security, community centers, free Internet books, exchanging roles, qualitative growth and soft power. Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Without a vision, people become bones for Coca Cola.
F*ck One Democratic state (tags)
One democratic state in Palestine is the leftists wet dream, not ours
On National Democracy (tags)
The concept of National Democracy aims to overthrow feudalism and achieve independence from colonialism.
The need for United Front in the Filipino People’s Democratic Revolution (tags)
The Filipino people’s democratic revolution constantly needs the revolutionary united front because this is the effective way to arouse, organize and mobilize the broad masses of the Filipino people in their millions in order to advance and win total victory. The need for the united front is more urgent than ever as the socio-economic and political crisis is rapidly worsening and inflicting intolerable suffering on the Filipino people and they must intensify their struggle against those who exploit and oppress them.
Washington's Dirty War on Venezuela (tags)
Destabilizing Venezuela Continues (tags)
NDFP hosts celebration of Prof. Sison’s 55 years of service to the Filipino People (tags)
The international office of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is set to celebrate Prof. Jose Maria Sison’s 55 years of service to the Filipino people’s struggle for national and social liberation, and his 75th birthday, with a cultural event on Sunday, 09 February 2014, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie's GWB-Gate Traffic Jam Shows Narcissistic Traits (tags)
The recently exposed recorded statements made by NJ Gov. Chris Christie's staff show a climate fueled by narcissism that enabled the retalitory actions against the Fort Lee Mayor in the form of several days of severe traffic jams. This unnatural traffic obstruction across the bridge resulted in the death of an elderly lady who was being transported by ambulance. As usual the narcissist does not care how their actions effect others and can scapegoat lower ranking staff as the culprits while escaping responsibility themselves.
on 100th birth anniversary of Presiden Kim Il Sung (tags)
Message to Comrade Kim Jong Un, DPRK & Korean People on 100th birth anniversary of Presiden Kim Il Sung
On the passing of Comrade Nelson Mandela (tags)
Mandela has served as a symbol of strength and hope for South Africa and the world. As one of the leaders of the African National Congress (ANC), Mandela was at the forefront of the movement for national liberation for the black majority in South Africa. He was eventually detained by the apartheid regime for his participation in the national liberation movement and was imprisoned for 27 years. Despite such hardship, his dream of freedom for his people never ceased.
TPP Protesters Greet President Obama in Beverly Hills — in Pictures (tags)
[This is a subset of the full article, which was posted to LA Progressive. http://www.laprogressive.com/tpp-protesters-obama/ ]
Defeating Revisionism, Reformism and Opportunism (tags)
Defeating Revisionism, Reformism and Opportunism, second book of 5-book series by Jose Maria Sison under the general title Continuing the Revolution
Message to the 10th General Assembly of Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns (tags)
The Special Office for the Protection of Children of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) extends warm congratulations to Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns on the occasion of your 10th General Assembly on 14-16 October 2013.
slavery in the U.S. (tags)
They are not being nice to you.
A Big Victory For Oregon’s Biggest Union (tags)
After years of painful backsliding, the state workers of Oregon’s largest union, SEIU 503, recently stood firm and scored a big win in their contract negotiations against the state’s anti-union Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber.
The Dislocation of Homo Oeconomicus (tags)
"Students rate the teachers and demand a very specific kind of knowledge from them: it should be measurable, packaged and practical and cannot contain any uncertainties. Experimenting or thinking is not desired. There is a relation between service-provider and customer..."
Asset Distribution and the Financial Crisis (tags)
A perverse system arose out of the interaction of deregulation of the financial system and polarization of asset distribution. A reform of the financial system can only be part of the repair of the system. When wages grow again with productivity, an economic balance will be possible
Regime Change Begins at Home (tags)
Democrats and Labor: A Tale of Abuse (tags)
The Democratic Party’s participation in the recent national “sequester” cuts is yet another big dent in their love affair with organized labor. But break-ups are often a protracted process. Before a relationship ends there is usually a gradual deterioration based on irreconcilable differences, until the split becomes inevitable. The decades-long marriage of labor unions and the Democratic Party is nearing such a divorce. Labor unions are becoming frustrated as the Democrats flaunt their affair with corporate America and Wall Street.
Persecuting Hanin Zoabi (tags)
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.
The Liberal-Regressive Modern Age (tags)
The financial crisis of the states-dramatically intensified by the costs of bailing out the banks-shifts the costs to the broad population without touching the wealth of the economic elites. Political governing is increasingly uncoupled from the approval and influence of citizens.
Netanyahu Rejects Palestinian Sovereignty and Democratic Freedoms (tags)
Chavez Shows Clinical Improvement (tags)
Queer Democrats Celebrate Election Victories at Freedom Awards (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality celebrated recent election victories in San Diego County at their annual Freedom Awards November 17 at 1202 Club in HIllcrest. They also honored retiring State Senator Christine Kehoe, the first open Queer ever elected to office in San Diego County, for her19 years in elective office.
A Pretty Good Election, but the Right Still Rules (tags)
The November 6, 2012 election turned out fairly well for progressives — from Barack Obama retaining the presidency to a true Left-wing Democrat like Bob Filner winning for Mayor of San Diego — but the Right is still strong. The issue agendas and terms of discussion continue to be dictated by an increasingly militant Right wing and America's pathetic, ill-organized remnant of a Left no longer has the power to put pressure on the political system for progressive reforms the way it did in the 1890's, 1930's and 1960's.
Let us celebrate the NDFP's Declaration on Children of the Philippines (tags)
The leadership and entire membership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), all Red commanders and fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA), people’s militias and revolutionary mass organizations welcome the issuance by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) of the Declaration and Program of Action for the Rights, Protection and Welfare of Children.
US Election: Electing the "Lesser Evil" Obama or an Alternative to Big Business (tags)
In his contempt for people who think they have a right to state assistance, Romney shows himself to be a reactionary capitalist who slept through or represses a whole epoch of human development. Art 25 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms the rights to food and housing.
Philippines - Ranking Red exec named party-list third nominee (tags)
The Anakpawis party-list announced on Monday that it was adding the name of Randall Echanis, a political consultant of the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF), as its third nominee, a move which observers say could hasten the integration of the extreme left into the political mainstream.
New South Wales recognizes the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh (tags)
Historically Armenian territory in Caucasus region achieves recognition of independence.
Sham Israeli Elections (tags)
BURN THE BALLOT 2012 (tags)
What are doing the day before the "election". On Monday, November 5th, members of the Burn the Ballot Caucus of Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), allied activists and disgruntled voters will burn presidential ballots to draw attention to the fact that there is no democracy in the US and to say we will not, once again, go quietly into the polls!
Freedom without Equality is Only Half Freedom (tags)
Social security guaranteed by welfare state institutions ensures security and freedom. Security is one of those resources that guarantees autonomy. Whoever can lead life free from anxiety is freer. Material privileges lead to a privileged access to power. Wealthy lobbies can buy laws today and normal citizens feel cut off.
Chicago's Obama Ally, Mayor Emanuel, Wins Anti-Labor Injunction (tags)
We just heard on KPFA's Morning Mix, 8 a.m. Sept 17, 2012, 94.1 FM, that Mayor Emanuel obtained an injunction against the striking teachers. The teachers had postponed their decision 1 day for the Jewish New Year, but Zionist Emanuel, with dual US/Israeli citizenship and formerly a member of the Israeli Defense Force, and campaigner for Democratic Pres Obama, did not wait for the Jewish New Year and the democratic decision making process of labor. There is more.
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.
The Social State: A Wondrous Promise (tags)
The social state is an instrument of social pacification. It was a reaction to the extreme social and political dislocations. While Europe sank into chaos and fascism, Roosevelt developed the social state in the US that was exported after the war to Western Europe.
CAIR: Record Number of Muslim Delegates at DNC (tags)
CAIR: Record Number of Muslim Delegates at DNC
Labor Radicalism Alive & Well in U.S., Smith Says (tags)
Author and activist Sharon Smith came to San Diego to speak to Occupy San Diego's Labor Solidarity Committee, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) and other community members September 1, but it was her unannounced co-speaker -- a teachers' union activist from Chicago identified only as Becca -- who galvanized the crowd. Smith used the Chicago teachers' union struggle as an example that radical labor activism in the U.S. is alive and well despite decades of repression from the ruling class.
Democracy in Crisis: The Terror of the Economy is a Danger to Democracy (tags)
There is a powerful crisis dynamic that is stronger than the will of the sovereign and its democratic institutions. When capital relations fall into crisis, everything can be instrumentalized: the basic law, democracy, human rights and human life. Economic pressure creates extremism of middle.
Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, is a jingoist, pseudo-democrat, pseudo-feminist Stalinist demagog (tags)
Like Stalin, Sison's understanding of Marxism is pseudo-scientific and quasi-religious
New York Times on Israel's Democracy (tags)
Uphold and protect the rights of Filipino children (tags)
Let us celebrate the NDFP's Declaration on Children. The leadership and entire membership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), all Red commanders and fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA), people’s militias and revolutionary mass organizations welcome the issuance by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) of the Declaration and Program of Action for the Rights, Protection and Welfare of Children.
UK Democracy in Terminal Decline (tags)
Maligned for Doing the Right Thing (tags)
Queer Democrats Host Love-Fest for Endorsed Candidates (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality turned their June 28 meeting into a love-fest for their candidates who survived the June 5 primary and moved on to the November 6 general election. In the first test of their new policy against endorsing or rating candidates who aren't 100 percent for marriage equality or reproductive choice, they also refused to consider an endorsement or a rating for socially conservative Democrat Juan Vargas for Congress in the 51st District.
Manifesto for Global Democracy (tags)
The Manifesto is a pluralist statement on the need of giving global answers to on-going global crises such as nuclear proliferation, climate change and financial instability. In order to do so, it proclaims the need of extending democracy and citizenship beyond national borders, democratizing international organizations and moving towards democratic global institutions.
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.”
Fraud at the Polls (tags)
The U.S. Labor Movement at the Crossroads, in the Crosshairs (tags)
The labor movement had better do some deep soul searching, and fast. Although the defeat in Wisconsin is the horrible end to a local drama, the corporate winners hope to turn their victory into the beginning chapter of a national novel.
BTL:Obama Sends Mixed Messages in Speech on Future of Afghan War (tags)
Interview with Tom Hayden, former California legislator, activist and co-founder of Students for a Democratic Society, conducted by Scott Harris
European Electoral Postmortems (tags)
A letter to Katha Pollitt of The Nation Magazine (tags)
A letter to Katha Pollitt of The Nation Magazine
NGO Monitor Denies Truth for Israel (tags)
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.
Rising Economic Inequality Provokes Search for Practical, Democratic Alternatives (tags)
Interview with Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman professor of political economy at the University of Maryland , conducted by Scott Harris
ILPS conveys Condolences to the Korean People over Demise of Beloved Leader Kim Jong Il (tags)
Dear Comrades, On behalf of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), its International Coordinating Committee and its nearly 400 member-organizations throughout the world, I wish to convey through your Committee the most heartfelt condolences to the family of the beloved leader Comrade Kim Jong Il and to the Korean people, the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea and the Workers’ Party of Korea over his passing away.
Of Korea, the Rosenbergs, Berenson, Anti-Semitism & US imperialism (tags)
On Dec 20, 2011, the first day of Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights that commemorates liberation, Lori Berenson, a victim of anti-Semitism common in Catholic countries like Peru, finally came home. Coincidentally, the latest leader of Stalinist North Korea, Kim Jong Il, died Dec 17, 2011, so the US saber rattling under the guise of "human rights" was renewed on all airwaves. Ignored everywhere, including KPFA, was the anti-Semitic frame-up of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, by Democratic president Harry Truman in 1950 to make Jew, Communist and traitor synonymous to justify the war of anti-communism in Korea, in the US first stage attempt to destroy the 1949 Chinese revolution, leaving 3 million dead Koreans, and a devastated country.
Ugly Israeli Realities Emerge (tags)
Occupy the Library (tags)
America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.
Filipino Militant groups commemorate Bonifacio Day with mass protest (tags)
MANILA, Philippines—Various militant groups from the labor sector commemorated the 148th birth anniversary of Philippine national hero and revolutionary Andres Bonifacio Wednesday with mass protest action at the historic Don Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) Bridge.
Occupy The Library (tags)
America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.
Coalition of the disaffected (tags)
Occupy Wall Street represents our social nature ("We are bound to one another like the waves of the sea" Norbert Elias). Occupy represents an alternative to unbridled competitiveness and commodification (You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but .
Democratic Party's Police Brutality v Occupy LA (tags)
Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lied when he said there was no police brutality at the November 29, 2011 eviction of Occupy LA, carried out by 1400 police evicting 292 peaceful campers.
Occupy UC Davis Supports Resolution Opposing Democrat-Republicans (tags)
A child shall lead them and the Occupy UC Davis students have shown the way with a resolution supporting breaking with the Democrat-Republicans. The resolution is here.
The World Loses Another Peacemaker (tags)
Peacemaker and inspiration Esther Hull was laid to rest. She inspired a movement that saved lives.
Beyond Possessive Individualism (tags)
Shrinking the financial sector and abandoning neoliberal myths are vital to prevent the next crisis. The authors, German Young Socialists in their 30s, decry the myths that incomes are just, self-interest leads to public interest and economics and politics are separate.
Occupy The Library (tags)
America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.
Election 2012- Stewart Alexander Calls for an End to Attacks on Occupy Movement (tags)
Presidential Candidate Alexander says “Remember well who is behind these assaults on you; these are the men and women who are bought and sold like commodities by corporations. These are not just Republican officials, but also the Democratic Party that are assaulting your rights to free speech. Your calls for social and economic justice do not sit well with their owners. When the Democrats try to sweet talk you into believing they support the 99%: forget their words and remember their actions.”
For a Human Revolution - MDS Statement on the Occupy Movement (tags)
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) issues statement of solidarity. Suggests demands that draw on the past, while looking to the future.
Anti-labor SF Voters Support Republican-endorsed Mayor Lee’s Pension Destruction (tags)
Elections simply confirm the class struggle that has preceded them and it is clear from the San Francisco election results for November 8, 2011 that the needs and interests of the workingclass are held in total contempt with the electorate’s support of Proposition C, one of 2 anti-city worker pension destruction propositions placed on the ballot by Democrats.
Stewart Alexander Says Obama Represents the One Percent (tags)
Stewart Alexander, Socialist Party USA nominee for President, says the Occupy movement is to the left of the Democratic Party. More so, Alexander claims that Barack Obama represents the 1%, not the 99%.
Selected Writings of Jose Maria Sison (tags)
These are important writings of Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) and current political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and Chairman of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS)
MDS STATEMENT on "Stop The Machine, Create a New World" (October2011) (tags)
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) reports on the October2011 organizing effort. Calls for dialogue in the face of abuses.
Ed Schultz Co-opts Occupy Wall St. for Democratic Party! (tags)
Last night while I was watching MSNBC
What's in a Name? "San Diego Democrats for Equality" (tags)
The mountain labored at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club September 22 and produced the club's new name: "San Diego Democrats for Equality." The push to change the club's name was sparked by several members who thought the original name, approved when the club started in 1974, was a relic of a more closeted age and the club needed a new name that more openly and proudly proclaimed its identity as a Queer-rights organization. Though the club voted overwhelmingly to change its name, there was considerable debate over what to change it to: out of the three proposed alternatives, the least openly Queer name, "San Diego Democrats for Equality," won a majority on the first ballot against "San Diego Stonewall Democrats" (after the event commonly, but inaccurately, thought to have started the U.S. Queer rights movement) and "San Diego LGBT Democrats."
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.
Putin Bashing (tags)
The World is Out of Joint (tags)
The financial crisis has become a state debt crisis. "The rise of democracy was not possible without the social and legal civilizing of capitalism. The deregulation euphoria of democratic governments made possible the incredible ascent of the financial oligarchy."
Tea Party America and How to Fight It (tags)
The recent debate in Washington, D.C. over raising the debt ceiling has underscored just how totally the radical Right in general and the "Tea Party" in particular have taken over America's political debate and the economic and social consciousness of a majority of Americans. The remnant of a Left that still survives in America can only fight back if it first realizes, like a rehab patient, that we've "hit bottom" and then musters the kind of internal and external discipline it will take to mount an effective counter-attack. Instead of critiquing ourselves in public, we need to settle our differences behind closed doors, present an image of rock-solid unity to the outside world and get rid once and for all of the insanity of "consensus decision-making."
Growing Israeli Tyranny (tags)
The Debt Ceiling: Where Are the Grownups? (tags)
The fact that the ruling elites haven't stepped in and forced the President and Congress to raise the debt ceiling, the way they did in October 2008 to push through the TARP big-bank bailout, suggests either that the corporate ruling class likes the "shock treatment" agenda being pushed by the Tea Party -- force a default on U.S. debt so the President and Congress will have to eliminate the welfare state virtually overnight -- or that the Tea Party has become the ruling class's Frankenstein, a monster it can no longer control.
Denunciation of Israel's Anti-Boycott Law (tags)
California Democratic Party Passes Anti-Workingclass Budget (tags)
Instead of putting a tax the rich proposal on the November 2008 ballot, the presidential general election which always has the highest voter turnout, the Democratic Party majority Legislature, this time in cahoots with a Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, voted for a viciously anti-workingclass budget that destroys the public school system, social services, court system, public transporation and just about all other publicly funded services. AND JERRY BROWN BRAGS ABOUT IT ON HIS WEBSITE.
DPRK condemns South Korean "anti-DPRK policy" (tags)
PYONGYANG, June 25 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accused the South Korean authorities Saturday of maintaining an anti-DPRK policy, the official KCNA news agency reported.
DPRK condemns South Korean "anti-DPRK policy" (tags)
PYONGYANG, June 25 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accused the South Korean authorities Saturday of maintaining an anti-DPRK policy, the official KCNA news agency reported.
Mindanao, Philippines: Community wants GPH-NDF to leave them in peace (tags)
LANTAD, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/25 May) ? The people in what used to be a ?liberated? zone of the communist New People?s Army (NPA) has approved today the ?Lantad Manifesto? asking both the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the umbrella organization of the armed communists, the National Democratic Front (NDF), to respect their right to self-determination and peace.
Barbaro/Hanna Humiliate Domestic Violence Victims at Orange County Democratic Meeting (tags)
Crime Victims Humiliated at Democratic Party of Orange County
End the US-led Armed Intervention in Libya (tags)
Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) supports the democratic opposition in Libya that seeks to end the 43-year-old dictatorship of Muammar Ghadafie. It cannot, however, support the massive armed intervention launched by the United States, France, and Britain on Sunday, March 20.
The Arab Revolutions and the Democratic Imagination (tags)
The Arab democratic uprisings have brought a rush of nostalgia to many people who staged their own democratic revolutions years earlier. As they watched events unfold in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Al Jazeera and CNN, that feeling of “all that is solid melting into thin air,” as Marx would have put it, returned to many of those who went to the barricades during the original People Power Revolution in the Philippines in 1986.
Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now! (tags)
A law challenging the very existence unions of government workers has just been rammed through the legislature in Wisconsin. In addition, wages have been slashed by up to 10 percent to make up for cuts to health insurance and pensions. The labor movement and workers nationwide and internationally are vividly aware of the stakes. There has been a lot of talk in the last three weeks about a general strike. The Wisconsin South Central Labor Federation even voted to authorize one. But now that the moment of truth has arrived, the union bureaucrats have gotten cold feet. They are doing everything to prevent strike action and instead to divert anger at this vicious law into a drive to recall Republican senators, to be replaced by Democrats, whose “alternative” budget bill would also have drastically slashed wages and benefits. There should be no delay: this is the hour for powerful labor action. A general strike is needed to shut down Wisconsin now!
Promises, Promises: Obama Rebuffs Invites to Stand with [Wisconsin] Workers (tags)
Send Obama and the Democrats a message and change your voter registration status to "Green Party" or "Peace & Freedom"! (Last years' Prop. 14 eliminated partisan primary elections, so there's really isn't any reason left to be a registered Democrat). Postage-paid voter registration cards are available at most libraries and post offices -- fill out one today!
Sexual Harassment and Violence at Orange County’s Democratic Party (tags)
Democratic women ready to fight back against the climate of violence
Proposed California budget slashes education (tags)
Amid looming budget deficits, school districts across California are preparing to fire teachers, close schools, cut programs, and increase class sizes, to cover reduced state funding. Like Democratic and Republican governors across the country, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is trying to force workers to pay for the economic crisis, while corporations make record profits. Within the state the richest Californian, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, has a net worth of $27 billion, more than the entire state deficit.
Reactions to Aristide's Impending Return (tags)
Wisconsin Labor Leads 2d American Revolution (tags)
One year ago, on March 4, California students and teachers had a one-day strike for education, but nothing has improved because we did not have a general strike. Today, Wisconsin workers are striking and protesting the planned Democrat-Republican attack on the workingclass so as to maximize the profits of the capitalist class. The whole country should join this 2d American Revolution with all deliberate speed.
'The Egyptian Revolution enters a new stage' and more (tags)
"The struggle that is now unfolding in Egypt will be of a protracted character. The responsibility of revolutionary Marxists is to develop among workers, as they pass through colossal political experiences, an understanding of the necessity for an independent struggle for power. The revolutionary Marxists must counsel workers against all illusions that their democratic aspirations can be achieved under the aegis of bourgeois parties. They must expose ruthlessly the false promises of the political representatives of the capitalist class. They must encourage the creation of independent organs of workers’ power which can become, as the political struggle intensifies, the basis for the transfer of power to the working class. They must explain that the realization of the workers’ essential democratic demands is inseparable from the implementation of socialist policies. Above all, revolutionary Marxists must raise the political horizons of Egyptian workers beyond the borders of their own country. They must explain that the struggles that are now unfolding in Egypt are inextricably linked to an emerging global process of world socialist revolution, and that the victory of the revolution in Egypt requires not a national, but an international strategy. After all, the fight against the Mubarak-Suleiman regime and the Egyptian ruling class is, in the final analysis, a struggle against the entire Arab bourgeoisie, the Zionist regime in Israel and American and European imperialism."
Egypt at Dawn's Early Light (tags)
Redistricting, Open Primaries and the Challenges for Democrats (tags)
At the January 27 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, Jess Durfee, chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party and former president of the club, explained the challenges the party faces as the citizens’ redistricting commission begins work on redrawing legislative lines for the 2012 election and beyond. He also talked about California’s new open primary law, which also goes into effect in 2012 and allows members of any political party, or of no party at all, to vote in primary races, with the two top finishers from the primary running against each other in the general election even if they’re from the same political party. California’s Democratic leadership opposed both these changes, but Durfee’s presentation focused on making them work and protecting the party’s interests in this new electoral environment.
Democrat Obama Chooses anti-union, anti-gay Charlotte NC for 2012 convention (tags)
In choosing Charlotte, North Carolina to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, President Obama selected a city with no unionized hotels, a non-union convention center, and the least union membership of the four options. AND Charlotte is not a friendly place for LGBT people.
Los Angeles School District works with ACLU to deny teachers’ seniority rights (tags)
On January 21, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Highberger stripped teachers employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) of certain seniority rights, allegedly to stanch the loss of young, quality teachers at inner-city schools. If the order is upheld on appeal, the LAUSD can lay off higher paid veteran teachers without regard to their years of service, in violation of collective bargaining provisions that have been in effect for decades. At the same time, there are more than a dozen billionaires living in Los Angeles, and dozens more who measure their wealth by the hundreds of millions.
Appointment of Ronald Llamas as Philippine Presidential Adviser for Political Affair (tags)
Akbayan Youth, the Movement for the Advancement of Student Power (MASP), and the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) welcome President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino’s (PNoy) appointment of Akbayan Party President Ronald Llamas as Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs. This appointment proves the president’s commitment to a pluralist government open to progressive politics.
Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right! (tags)
In his latest budget, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is proposing drastic cuts that will affect the lives of students and workers throughout the state, including $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education. The net wealth of the 19 richest Californians is more than ten times the entire amount of proposed budget cuts!
Julian Assange and the defense of democratic rights (tags)
"The US government is determined to press ahead. Despite mobilizing US-based companies—including Amazon, PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and, most recently, Bank of America—the Obama administration has proven unable to prevent the continued leaking of the cables. One purpose of the sex charges is to divert attention from the revelations contained in the WikiLeaks documents, while involving Assange himself in an extremely costly and exhausting legal battle. On Sunday, US Vice President Joseph Biden took the very calculated step of calling Assange a “high tech terrorist.” Within the context of the police-state legal structures adopted by the US since the September 11 attacks, this outrageous charge—which bears absolutely no connection to any objective definition of the word “terrorist”—gives the government the power to arrest the named individuals without charge and hold them in a military prison, or assassinate them."
Israel's Sham Democracy (tags)
democracy in name only
This is the heritage of the Democratic Party (tags)
This is the heritage of the Democratic Party
OBAMA IN TV TODAY (tags)
The Americans are so numbed that no longer they get to see the obvious.
a collective response to a collective injustice (tags)
a collective response to a collective injustice
Ignoring and Distorting the truth (tags)
Ignoring and Distorting the truth
ILPS Condemns War Provocations by the US, South Korea Puppets vs DPRK (tags)
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent and ongoing provocations being made by the US and the South Korean puppet government against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
NO TO WAR IN KOREA, STOP THE IMPERIALIST PROVOCATIONS (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent and ongoing provocations being made by the US and the South Korean puppet government against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. We are one with International ANSWER Coalition in calling for mass action in the nation’s capital, Washington DC on November 27, 2010 to stop the war and end the tension in the two nation peninsula.We add our voice in a call to stop imperialist provocations for a new war in Korea. We reserve another strongest condemnation to the puppet Philippine government of Noynoy Aquino III for jumping hook line and sinker in condemning the DPRK as the aggressor party in toeing the US Imperialist line.
US Congress Represents Fellow Millionaires (tags)
Democratic Representative of San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi, claims assets of $60 million, with her home and vineyard worth about $15 million. Her investments include AT&T, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Aloca, Apple, Dow Chemical and Motorola, among others. No millionaire can possibly represent the workingclass, the 80% of us who sell our labor for less than $77,000 a year. Almost half of the US Congress are millionaires.
Barack lashes out at Americans (tags)
Barack lashes out at Americans
Democrats Continue Assault on Senior Citizens (tags)
Despite numbers showing how once Democratic senior citizens voted Republican in the elections, Democrats Propose Yet Another Idea to Alienate Senior Citizen voters.
THIS KARL ROVE CABAL ARE NIXON ERA SLU$H FUND CRIMINALS 4 USING TARP BAILOUT $ !!! (tags)
THE KARL ROVE CABAL NEVER GOT OUR U.S. DEMOCRATS & INDEPENDENT voters APPROVAL 2 USE THEIR PORTION OF THE TARP BAILOUT TAX $$ TO FUND REPUBLICAN PARTY CANDIDATES....
Obama/Democratic Abandonment of Senior Citizen Voters Politically Stupid (tags)
Recognition finally coming in MSM that Obama has made a major political blunder in alienating senior citizens.
MAPA Endorses Some Peace & Freedom Party Candidates (tags)
When the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) which usually endorses all Democrats instead endorsed some Peace & Freedom Party candidates, you know we are in a new era. And it was done with a stinging rebuke of the Democratic Party for ignoring the needs and interests of the workingclass.
Get Out the Vote for Stephen Whitburn! (tags)
Openly Gay County Supervisor candidate Stephen Whitburn made an impassioned plea for help in the last five days before the election at the October 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, of which he used to be president. Whitburn talked about the barrage of nasty hit-mail pieces Republican campaign groups are sending out against him at the last minute but also said that's an indication that they don't have a grass-roots campaign. Whitburn is seeking to become the first Democrat to serve on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 16 years.
Censored from HuffPo / Chicago: "Who cares who wins the elections" (tags)
As a regular blogger on the Huffington Post / Chicago's website, I recently encountered a situation which I believe is censorship for failing to have a proper "line" on next Tuesday's elections. As allies of the Democratic Party in various sectors scramble to motivate the party's "base" for the elections, apparently a voice pouring cold water on such efforts was not welcome. That the piece showed that human rights progress is not beholden to Democratic Party advancement made it that much more toxic. Here it is so that you can judge for yourself.
Immanuel Wallerstein's Worldview (tags)
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.
Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club (tags)
The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure.
North Koreans celebrate newly anointed Kim Jong Eun (tags)
A military parade marks the 65th anniversary of the ruling Worker's Party and honors the successor to Kim Jong Il.
STOLEN BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE TARP BAILOUT $$ HAVE DESTROYED OUR AMERICAN ELECTIVE PROCE$$ .. (tags)
AMERICAN TAXPAYING VOTERS DESERVE MUCH BETTER FROM OUR 5 CONSERVATIVE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, 3 REPUBLICAN FEC MEMBERS & ALL OUR REPUBLICAN U.S.CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS THAT FAILED TO VOTE AGAINST TARP BAILOUT FUNDING CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION THAT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS OBVIOUS DESTRUCTION OF ALL OUR FUTURE AMERICAN ELECTION$$$$$....
The Real Significance of the One Nation Rally (tags)
How are we to interpret the massive One Nation demonstration in Washington D.C. on October 2nd? Was this a rally to elect Democrats? A progressive movement hijacked by the Democratic Party? Or something else?
David Ray Griffin v. Cass Sunstein (tags)
Griffin deconstructs Sunstein
The Bi-Partisan Attack on Public Workers (tags)
States everywhere across the United States are facing the common enemy of extreme budget deficits. Many states have deficits in the multi-billion dollar realm, as the budget crises dominate the debates for the upcoming gubernatorial elections. In these debates, Republican and Democratic candidates are finding it difficult to disagree on the most essential issues around the budget crises. The most crucial question for any incoming governor must be: how will you resolve the state’s budget crisis? The answer from both parties is a resounding: “Public workers and those who depend on their services will pay for the crisis”!
After October 2, What Next? (tags)
The October 2nd demonstration in Washington, D.C., is a great step forward. We are now beginning to take matters into our own hands, relying on ourselves, and acting collectively.
Green U.S. Senate Candidate Warns Immigrant Rights Supporters to 'Beware of the Democrats' (tags)
"Last year, President Obama appointed Janet Napolitano to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. When Napolitano was Democratic Governor of Arizona, she was a close ally of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and lobbied the Bush administration on his behalf to give his army of deputies the power to arrest undocumented workers under provisions of 287(g).
Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend (tags)
Openly Gay Democrat Stephen Whitburn is challenging 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In what's expected to be a “Republican year,” Whitburn is hoping voter disgust with ALL incumbents will boost his campaign. He's already won the endorsement of the San Diego Firefighters' Union — who backed Roberts in all his previous campaigns — largely because the all-Republican Board, out of partisan distaste for the Obama administration, turned down federal stimulus money that could have upgraded the county's ability to deal with San Diego's endemic wildfires.
Jerry Brown Widens the Chasm Between Labor and the Democratic Party (tags)
With the November elections rapidly approaching, most Americans are unimpressed and uninvolved, having concluded that elections have changed little in their struggling lives, despite all the promises of politicians.
Israeli Academic Freedom at Rish (tags)
israeli free expression endangered
Queer Democrats Back State Party on Redistricting (tags)
Choosing the interests of party over voters, the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly voted at their July 22 meeting to support the state Democratic Party's attempt to destroy the legislative redistricting commission before it even has a chance to meet, and return to the old, corrupt system under which legislators get to draw their own district lines, thereby preserving incumbents and eliminating any real competition for legislative seats.
Was the Chairwoman of an Activist Democratic Club the Victim of Foul Play? (tags)
Concern mounts for a dedicated civil rights activist
Democrat Boxer Opposes Prop 19; P&F Feinland Supports Prop 19 (tags)
Democrats Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Attorney General and candidate for Governor Jerry Brown and Democrat Obama's drug czar Gil Kerlikowski oppose Proposition 19 while all Peace & Freedom Party and its candidate for US Senate Marsha Feinland and Green Party candidates support Prop 19 which ends the prohibition on marijuana, thus ending the police state and its prison-concentration camp system. Are you still registered Democrat?
San Diego’s Queer Democrats Discuss Election Aftermath (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard from three local experts — San Diego County Democratic Party chair Jess Durfee, San Diego CityBeat editor David Rolland and political consultant Jennifer Tierney — on the aftermath of the June 8 primary election at their regular meeting June 24. The discussion centered mainly on how Democratic candidates like state gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown and local City Council candidate Howard Wayne can overcome the vast advantage of Republican money — and, in Brown's case, the multi-billion dollar personal fortune of his opponent, Meg Whitman. The club also took a position against SB 1070, the controversial anti-immigrant law recently passed by the Arizona state legislature.
Hypocrisy of PSL/ANSWER (tags)
General summary re: hypocrisy and double standards of PSL/ANSWER. (edited for clarity and errors)
Resignation from PSL (tags)
Document for resignation from PSL. (edited for formatting errors mostly)
Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack on Freedom Flotilla (tags)
Are you still registered Democrat instead of the pro-Palestinian Peace & Freedom Party or Green Party? The Democratic Party has come out in full force in support of the massacre of 15 members of the Freedom Flotilla, with 9 officially dead and 6 missing, reported thrown overboard by Israel's military, at US taxpayer expense. Here are the statements of the latest Democrats, defending Israel, after Democratic Vice President Joe Biden did the same, and the Republicans also do the same as both are 100% pro-Israel at all levels of office. And Critical Resistance's smuggled video is also here, showing the peaceful nature of the flotilla members.
Communist Party of the Philippines: Self-criticism and Excuses (tags)
The rectification document “Reaffirm Our Basic Principles and Carry the Revolution Forward” correctly pointed out that “we must strengthen the Party ideologically, politically and organizationally. We cannot do so without taking stock of our strengths and weaknesses. We must assess and evaluate all these, identifying and understanding what are the major accomplishments and problems. Only then can we set forth our tasks correctly.”
MDS WORKSHOP-MEETING at the US SOCIAL FORUM (tags)
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) hosts workshop-meeting at US Social Forum in Detroit, June 24th.
Democratic Club Chairman Victim of Foul Play (tags)
Political leader targeted
Anti-Abortion & Anti-Gay Marriage Republican Cal Candidates; Feeble Democrats (tags)
In a very low voter turnout election, the June governor's primary, California Republicans voted for 2 businesswomen who are anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage, Meg Whitman for Governor and Carly Fiorina for US Senate. Meg Whitman's anti-immigrant ads would make Hitler proud. And we can be sure Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown, a lawyer, will not touch any of these issues as he is also reactionary, having promoted a military charter school while mayor of Oakland. Ms. Israel, Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, will also be silent on these issues. This garbage is called the leadership of this backward country.
Dealing with PSL and ANSWER #1 (tags)
Harassing messages from PSL/ANSWER people
Dealing with PSL and ANSWER #3 (tags)
Resignation letter to PSL
Democratic Party Endorses Israeli Massacre on Gaza Aid Ship (tags)
Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, a heart beat away from Democratic Party Pres Obama, announced he supported the illegal and deadly Israeli attack on the Gaza humanitarian ships. Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party support the Gaza humanitarian ships. If you are still registered Democrat, change your registration now.
RP ELECTIONS, ATUOMATED BUT STILL ROTTEN TO THE CORE (tags)
The PESANTE NEWS LEARNED today that the Philippine revolutionary movement issued a statement today, May 23, 2010. Here it is: "The recently concluded reactionary elections, seemingly "modernized" with automation, was as rotten to the core as ever. The return to power of the Aquino-Cojuangco clan and its Kamag-anak Inc., through apparent president-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III; the repositioning of the Marcoses--Imelda, Ferdinand Jr. and Imee; the continuing domination of Congress by the Arroyos, now with Gloria Arroyo herself elected congressman; and many more of the like all point to the indictment of the recent reactionary elections as nothing but a big sham foisted by the reactionary ruling classes upon the masses.
PHILIPPINES: Sabotaging the path to the strategic stalemate (tags)
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has spent a tremendous amount of manpower, financial and materials resources in the electoral campaign, in the process forging a tactical alliance with the landlord-bureaucrat capitalist Manuel Villar, the Nacionalista Party--and indirectly with the family of the late fascist puppet dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Green Party U.S. Senate Candidate Says Prop 14 is a “Power Grab” by Big Business Interests (tags)
Prop 14 is an attempt by big business interests to consolidate their stranglehold over elections under the guise of “reform.”
CA Governor Candidate Alexander, SPUSA: BP Oil Spill a Crime not a Disaster (tags)
The explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig that released millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has been called a “Disaster” by many. It isn’t a disaster. It is a crime.
KPFA Workers & Community Speak Up, Manager "Resigns": Politics of Latest Management Change (tags)
The departure of KPFA General Manager Lemlem Rijio was an open secret debated prior to the public announcement and a News commentary on her "resignation." A group of staff and supporters had campaigned to reverse the Local Station Board's supposed termination vote in a confidential executive session. Their talking points are summarized and addressed here. Other KPFA workers and community members stated that removing the GM was necessary to correct the station's deteriorating finances and declining listener support, to restore democratic process and respect for Pacifica's bylaws and mission. Under the Rijio-Lilley regime the gains of the Free Pacifica movement and democratic institutions at KPFA were obstructed, subverted or shut down.
Labor Leadership covering for the Democrats again They're all linked to Goldman stupid (tags)
Do they honestly expect us to believe that their campaign isn't linked to the Democratic Party candidate?
Deathblow to the US-Arroyo regime! Advance the People's War !-NDF (tags)
The Pesante News learned today that on the occasion of its founding anniversary today, April 24, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Southern Mindanao salutes the toiling Filipino workers and peasants and all the patriotic and revolutionary members who belong to the 17 NDFP allied organizations. Thirty seven years ago, the NDF was born out of the people's active resistance to a fascist bankrupt regime; and out of the revolutionary people's movement. This was the gist of the statement of Rubi Del Mundo,Spokesperson of National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao on April 24, 2010
All efforts towards advancing the national democratic revolution in the Philippines! (tags)
Today we celebrate with utmost joy the Filipino people’s gallant struggle for national liberation and genuine democracy under a united front. Thirty seven years ago on April 24, in the face of the fascist Marcos dictatorship, revolutionary organizations came together to form the National Democratic Front (NDF). Through the years the NDF has proven its commitment in advancing the revolutionary struggle of the Filipino people to overthrow the semi-colonial, semi-feudal system which oppresses, deprives and exploits majority of the masses.
Queer Democrats Oppose Strong-Mayor Proposition (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly opposed continuing San Diego's experiment with strong-mayor government. At their April 22 meeting they voted to oppose Proposition D on the June 8 ballot, which would make strong-mayor permanent, add a ninth seat to the City Councll and raise the threshold to override a mayoral veto of a Council action from a simple majority to two-thirds. City Councilmember Donna Frye led the debate against strong-mayor; having served under both strong-mayor and San Diego's previous city-manager system, she said it's been harder for her as a Councilmember to hold the mayor accountable and get information she needs to make responsible decisions, to the point where she's had to sue the city, or threaten to, to get needed data from the mayor's office.
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.
Small Democratic Convention Ends in Calls for Burton's Resignation (tags)
Under-attended Democratic Convention ends cries of fraud. Will the faithful desert the Democratic Party?
California Democratic Party and Child Slavery (tags)
Children are worked long hours by the Democratic Party without pay. Their reward is often theft of their works and abuse from the people running the party.
Queer Democrats’ Surprising Lieutenant Governor Endorsement (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club made a surprising choice in the June 8 Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became a nationwide hero to the Queer community in February 2004 when he unilaterally ordered city officials to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the club rejected him in favor of Los Angeles City Councilmember Janice Hahn. Members’ concerns about Newsom included his less than progressive stands on economic issues, his notoriously messy personal life, his potentially rocky relationship with presumed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown, and the risks of going into a statewide election with two white men at the top of the ticket against likely Republican nominees Meg Whitman for governor and Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor.
Craven Democrats (tags)
"“The some 3,000 (corporate) lobbyists in Washington, whose dirty little hands are all over the bill, have once more betrayed the American people for money.” “The bill is another example of why change will never come from within the Democratic Party. The party is owned and managed by corporations.”
Dueling Strategies in the Defense of Public Education, Part 2 (tags)
In Part I of this essay we looked at strategies in defense of public education that are referred to as “ultra-left,” meaning that they veer so far left that they sever ties with the working class and consequently lose all traction when it comes to influencing the movement. Here we will examine strategies that veer to the right, often ending up in the camp of opportunism, which means sacrificing principles and working class independence for the sake of quick but illusory gains. The interests of working people are subordinated to those of the capitalist class and the politicians who represent them, be they Democrats or Republicans. Finally, we will return to the question of how to proceed forward.
Dueling Strategies in the Defense of Public Education, Part I (tags)
The massive turnout across the state of California on March 4 in defense of public education provides indisputable evidence that this movement is just at the beginning stage. And much credit is due to the countless number of students, staff, and teachers who committed many, many hours of their time, tirelessly organizing for March 4; without this dedication, the event would have sputtered to a stop.
CPDF; No fee for campaign (tags)
The EPCC NEWS learned today that an official of the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front (CPDF) said guerrilla leaders would allow political candidates to campaign in Cordillera villages where communist rebels operate without paying permit to campaign (PTC) fees. Simon Naogsan, spokesman of the CPDF, the local political arm of the National Democratic Front, said New People’s Army (NPA) rebels have never forced candidates to pay the NPA in exchange for access to so-called rebel territories.
NDF-Southern Mindanao on the GRP elections: no illusions (tags)
The EPCC NEWS sources learned today that the general elections under the reactionary Government of the Republic of the Philippines has kicked off with the usual circus that holds sway among the populace and feeds on their decades-old aspiration for true change in Philippine society. The National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao states its position on the reactionary GRP elections: That the Filipino masses should bear no illusion that the elections will bring about thoroughgoing change in our semi-feudal and semi-colonial society, and that only the People's Democratic Revolution is our way to genuine liberation and national development.
March 4 Thousands Rally in San Diego Against Education Cuts (tags)
About 1,000 students and faculty gathered at a March 4 rally against education cuts at San Diego State University in California. A similar number of people demonstrated at the University of California, San Diego. A subsequent demonstration in downtown San Diego drew several thousand.
Queer Democrats Split on Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, School Board (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club strongly supported Hector de la Torre for insurance commissioner, Tom Torklason for state superintendent of education and Mona Rios for National City city council — but they were unable to reach consensus on lieutenant governor and attorney general. Faced with two weak Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor — a Los Angeles city councilmember and a state legislator with a long voting record against marriage equality — the club held off in hopes San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will run.
Queer Democrats Split on 79th Assembly District Race (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club revealed itself dramatically split in the Democratic primary race for the 79th Assembly District. City Council president Ben Hueso is running a classic “insider” campaign, relying on major endorsements and fundraising clout. His principal challenger, Sweetwater Union High School District board member Pearl Quiñones, is seeking the office in a progressive grass-roots campaign in the tradition of Assemblymember Lori Saldaña (who endorses her) and City Councilmember Donna Frye. The club was unable to reach the 60 percent threshold needed for an endorsement, and ultimately voted to rate both candidates “acceptable.”
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.
Obama has aged 15 years since he took office (tags)
That is because, as Chavez says, he is a prisoner.
Queer Democrats Endorse Saldaña, Take No Position on County Term Limits (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club endorsed Assemblymember Lori Saldaña for County Supervisor but failed to take a position on whether to impose term limits on the Board of Supervisors. Supporters of the term-limit initiative, being sponsored by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), said the five Republican incumbents on the board are so entrenched only limiting their future terms will get them out. Opponents said that Democrats have historically opposed term limits and if they supported them for the Republican-dominated Board of Supervisors, they'd be perceived as hypocrites the next time they try to ease-them for the Democratic-controlled state legislature.
Solidarity with the UC Student Protests; Education is our right! (tags)
As democratic socialists, Socialist Party USA stands in solidarity with the student protests. We encourage all students, especially those at publicly-funded universities, to draw inspiration from the UC protests. Democratic socialism advances our just demands that everything that make us human be guaranteed. Food, employment, healthcare, housing and education are our social rights. Now is the time to demand them.
The Washington establishment suffers a serious defeat (tags)
"Today was Waterloo for Fed secrecy," a victorious Grayson said afterwards. The bill still faces substantial hurdles in becoming law, of course, but yesterday's vote has made that outcome quite possible, and it's worth noting several important points highlighted by what happened here: (1) Our leading media outlets are capable of understanding political debates only by stuffing them into melodramatic, trite and often distracting "right v. left" storylines. While some debates fit comfortably into that framework, many do not. Anger over the Wall Street bailouts, the control by the banking industry of Congress, and the impenetrable secrecy with which the Fed conducts itself resonates across the political spectrum, as the truly bipartisan and trans-ideological vote yesterday reflects. Populist anger over elite-favoring economic policies has long been brewing on both the Right and Left (and in between), but neither political party can capitalize on it because they're both dependent upon and subservient to the same elite interests which benefit from those policies. For that reason, many of the most consequential political conflicts are shaped far more by an "insider v. outsider" dichotomy than by a "GOP v. Democrat" or "Left v. Right" split. The pillaging of America's economic security by financial elites, with the eager assistance of the government officials who they own and who serve them, is the prime example of such a conflict. The political system as a whole — both parties' leadership — is owned and controlled by a handful of key industry interests, and anger over the fact is found across the political spectrum. Yesterday's vote is a very rare example where the true nature of political power was expressed and the petty distractions and artificial fault lines overcome.
Fascist Obama Jails Framed Ill People's Lawyer Lynne Stewart (tags)
Almost every day we hear about another reactionary act by the latest fascist in the White House, Democratic millionaire, warmonger, death penalty promoter Obama. The latest is the fact that he refuses to drop the charges and dismiss the frame-up of 70-year-old seriously ill people's lawyer Lynne Stewart and her co-defendants but instead allows the 2d Circuit to immediately jail her. The protests must be loud and clear as this is fascism.
Global Greens stand with Rwandan Greens (tags)
The Global Greens today called for urgent and clear intervention by Rwandan President Paul Kagame to assure the democratic rights and security of the peaceful, democratic, green activists who participated in the Founding Congress of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) held on the 30th October 2009.
Freedom of Religion in Libertarian Spain (tags)
Hello, For anyone interested, here is Part 2 of the 'Libertarian Spain in the 1930's' series
CONSTITUTION ADOPTED; MOVEMENT FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (MDS) IS BORN (tags)
Organizers ratify Constitution, launch agenda, begin global movement for radical democracy anew.
Netanyahu says Israel must not be held to account. (tags)
For its war crimes in Gaza.
Triumph of the Right? (tags)
Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.
Former Obama Adviser Attacks Him at Freedom Awards (tags)
Steve Hildebrand has been described as Barack Obama's closest Gay friend and the person he listens to on Gay issues, but at the August 22 Freedom Awards, the main fundraiser for the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, he bluntly said, “The problem is Obama isn’t listening enough.” At the event, Hildebrand delivered a slashing attack on Obama and the Democrats in Congress -- both the so-called “Blue Dogs” in the House and the “moderates” in the Senate, as well as leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid who are letting them get away with hijacking Obama’s agenda and pushing him to the Right. Hildebrand predicted that the Democrats will lose their Congressional majority if they continue to tack Rightward and fail to do the things they were elected to do.
U.S. Still Supports the Coup! (tags)
"Agency bankrolling “good governance” programs to ensure the “rule of law in the country” The taxpayer-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation has continued to move millions of dollars into Honduras since the June 28 coup d'état, but it is not alone, Narco News has now confirmed. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is slated to provide Honduras with nearly $47 million in funding in fiscal 2009, which ends Sept. 30, 2009. Nearly all of that money (some $43 million) is scheduled to be delivered as previously planned to Honduras — which is now under the leadership of a putsch regime that President Obama has already described as “not legal.”
Dems and Reps Unite for Cuts (tags)
While billionaires get bailed out and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue THE BUDGET CRISIS IS A LIE! THERE IS MONEY THE RICH ARE STEALING IT.
For the Iranian workers, only one solution: the class struggle ! (tags)
The brutal repression of street demonstrations that have hit Tehran and the larger cities shows the determination of the Iranian government's Ahmadinejad not to tolerate any questioning of his political power. Accused of electoral fraud, the supporters of Ayatollah Khamenei and the outgoing president have responded with arrests, beatings and shootings; the police, the Pasdaran, and Basji volunteers headed by the Pasdaran are the instruments of the current repression.
Learning from Card Check's Death (tags)
Maybe you didn’t hear the news: Card Check — the key provision of the Employee Free Choice Act — is dead. You might not have gotten the message because U.S. labor “leaders” are remarkably silent on the issue. Not a peep. The media, however, has the story right: the Democrats are now officially seeking a compromise, one that strips the bill of its essence — the right for workers to start a union by stating their intention to do so. So why are most union leaders so quiet? No one likes to talk about their blunders, especially the colossal type. The defeat of Card Check is a mighty blow to labor, and admitting that your strategy failed to achieve it may cause others to question your authority.
SAME Meeting Challenges Queer Establishment, Democratic Party (tags)
The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) hosted a meeting at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center June 23 that was billed as a response to Proposition 8 and a discussion of the future of marriage equality in California — but it also turned into a radical response to the Queer establishment in general and the Courage Campaign in particular. Lesbian activist Robin Tyler, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the suit that briefly won marriage rights for same-sex couples in California, criticized the strategies and tactics of the Courage Campaign and denounced the Democratic party as having screwed over Queer people for 35 to 40 years, She called for the Queer community to cut ties with the Democrats once and for all.
An Open Letter to the People in Response to an 8th ID ruse (tags)
A group with the pornographic name of SABIK (Samahan ng mga Biktima ng Komunista) recently issued a press statement assailing the National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas over a "child rebel" issue. The NDF-EV believes that the 8th Infantry Division is behind this group, since legal and moral predicaments hinder the military from exploiting the child, whom it claims to have recently rescued from the New People's Army. In these interesting times, it is important for the revolutionary movement and the democratic mass movement to answer such fascist and anti-democratic groups as SABIK (for publicity, we presume).
Mario Mauro must not be elected Pre (tags)
Mauro does not represent the values expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, he is a promoter of homophobic and xenophobic ideologies and challenges European civil and democratic achievements.
With pro-market leaders, the road ahead will be difficult for working people. (tags)
It is the responsibility of all activists to learn from the past and help our movement change course.
General Strike Needed to Oppose Cal Gov cuts & Obama's no aid (tags)
Republican Governor Schwarzenegger refuses to ask for loans until the gains of the workingclass are destroyed and Democratic President Barack Obama has refused to provide aid to California, although he did give over $700 billion to the banks with no accountability , the same banks which refuse to provide loans to anyone who has serious need where it be private businesses or governments. Bank excess reserves have skyrocketed from almost zero to over $800 billion since Fall 2008. Labor must respond with GENERAL STRIKE.
Queer Democrats Debate Proposition 8 Response (tags)
The wounds were still raw from the California Supreme Court decision upholding Proposition 8, the state’s voter-approved ban on marriage for same-sex couples, when the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club met May 28 and debated how the club should respond. The members heard from attorney Charlie Pratt, who had been at the sit-in at the County Administrative Center's marriage license bureau the day before and had been singled out for special harassment by police, and also discussed whether and when the Queer community should mount its own ballot initiative campaign to repeal Proposition 8.
The myth of a secular Palestine (tags)
* one state two state red state blue state
All from our greatest little democratic ally (tags)
In the Middle East.
Racism in Italy. Mario Mauro must not be elected President of the European Parliament (tags)
Mario Mauro does not represent the values expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, he is a promoter of homophobic and xenophobic ideologies and challenges European civil and democratic achievements
Queer Democrats Hear from Labor on Employee Free Choice Act (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard from Carlos Marquez, chair of the local chapter of Pride @ Work, at its regular meeting April 23. He presented a campaign called http://www.SharedAgenda.org, aimed at building grassroots support for two proposed pieces of federal legislation: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which will make it easier for workers to form unions; and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which will ban discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
EFCA on the ropes (tags)
Adam Turl reports on the bosses' backlash against the Employee Free Choice Act--and analyzes the shortcomings of organized labor's strategy.
Save the lifes of 128 homosexuals in Iraq (tags)
EveryOne Group and civil society in democratic countries have taken up the appeal from the IRAQI LGBT association, based in London, which calls on activists and democratic citizens to take part in an international campaign to save the lives of 128 prisoners sentenced to death because they are homosexual.
The Communist Party of the Philippines and the Khmer Rouge (tags)
For decades the Khmer Rouge regime has been exposed for its atrocities and genocides against its own people. Yet the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) nor its political arm, the National Democratic Front (NDF) nor any of its influenced and led organizations have issued any statement of condemnation. In fact in some of the statements issued by the CPP-NDF or interviews issued by its leaders, they seem to defend the Khmer Rouge.
EFCA: BIG BUSINESS Talks Compromise after WSJ reports EFCA Doesn't Remove "Secret Ba (tags)
Employee Free Choice Act: "We have had conversations with like-minded companies and are open to exploring alternative solutions to the legislation as it is currently written," Starbucks spokeswoman Deb Trevino said.
The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace BUSTED Talking out of Two Sides of Their Mouth (tags)
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Calls on Senator Lincoln and Senator Nelson to Clarify Their Positions on The Employee Free Choice Act EFCA.
Employee Free Choice Act: New Website Reveals The Truth About EFCA (tags)
"This new website www.TheTruthAboutEFCA.Org is an important tool in keeping the public informed and getting them involved in the political process so they can voice their support for this legislation." stated Steve Maritas, Organizing Director for the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) www.SPFPA.ORG
Exposing Groups Like Save our Secret Ballot and The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (tags)
Why does Corporate Front Groups like Save our Secret Ballot and The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace continue to Spread Disinformation and Lies?
The Union Busting Strategy Behind the Employee Free Choice Act EXPOSED! (tags)
First,Navigators Global changed the "face" of the campaign, making it a fight between union bosses and workers, and branded the private ballot as the symbol of the campaign
Who is really behind The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace EFCA FEAR campaign ? (tags)
Union busting is a field populated by bullies and built on deceit. A campaign against a union is an assault on individuals and a war on truth. As such, it is a war without honor. The only way to bust a union is to lie, distort, manipulate, threaten, and always, always attack. Martin Jay Levitt, 1993, Confessions of a Union Buster Employee Free Choice Act Now .Org
The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Newest PR Lie about The Employee Free Choice Act (tags)
BEWARE OF UNION-BUSTING LIES about The Employee Free Choice Act by The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and the Alliance for Worker Freedom (AWF)
Employee Free Choice Act: The Enemies of Unions and The Lies They Tell (tags)
Corporate leaders see the proposed Employee Free Choice Act as a grave threat--and they'll say and do just about anything to prevent its passage.
Venezuela: Why Unlimited Re-election is Bad for the Revolution (tags)
A supporter of Hugo Chavez' anti-imperialist efforts explains why he is nevertheless opposed to Venezuela's recent constitutional amendment abolishing term limits.
Bolivarianism Triumphs in Referendum Vote (tags)
democracy in Venezuela
WHY does The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace ( My Private Ballot ) (tags)
and TV Star Johnny Sacks from the Sopranos continue to Spread LIES and misinformation about the Employee Free Choice Act?
The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Continues to Spread More Lies about the EFCA (tags)
The 500-member Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today released a letter it delivered to every member of the 111th Congress.
Senate votes to give a tax break to new car buyers (tags)
Alternative economics emphasizes reducing working hours, investing in the infrastructure, expanding the public sector, reducing consumption, ending wars of choice and reconsidering the 700 military bases in 130 countries-all seemingly taboo.
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.
A letter to the President - The struggle for Communication II (tags)
We are all together on this ship in danger that is the planet Earth. There is no democracy without democratic communication. The governor Roberto Requiao sent a letter to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. In the document, Requiao says that the Government of Paraná officially supports the implementation of the National Conference of Communication. Photo Julio Covello-SECS-PR
Prof. Sison Greets the CPP on its 40th Year (tags)
As founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), I convey warmest greetings of comradeship to all CPP cadres and members on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the CPP. I share your joy in celebrating all the struggles waged and all the victories won by the CPP and the Filipino people in the last four decades of the new democratic revolution.
Recrossing the Rubicon (tags)
Questions whether the U.S. is and will be a democratic republic.
JFAV SUPPORTS UHW (tags)
More than 300 UHW workers and allies rallied and picketted the SEIU International mock elections at the Radisson LAX Hotel last night Dec. 11 in Los Angeles. World War II veterans and leaders from JFAV and other community advocates from the Filipino American community joined the UHW rally. UHW president Sal Roselli reported that the UHW submitted more than 80,000 signatures to protest the mock elections. He said less than 10% voted. More than 40,000 protest signatures was earlier submitted to SEIU International against the elections.
We Are Already In The Future! (tags)
At election’s denouement, to the Right the outraged, self loathing of the loser & the losers, including one dude standing mutely in Michigan, a Republican delegate, in a Klan suit, describing Obama as an “Islamic communist”. To the Left, the self important drears who had urged us to throw our votes away, as they objectively, in the name of their “principles”, gave votes to John McCain.
Barack Obama, new mouthpiece of ruling class interests (tags)
In renewing its great traditions of struggle, the American proletariat will have to fight the coming blood and tears policy of the Obama presidency
Not "Fascism or Obama": Fascism and Obama (tags)
It is all too obvious that anti-fascism renounces revolution. But anti-fascism fails exactly where its realism claims to be effective: in preventing a possible dictatorial mutation of society. The fight for a democratic state is inevitably a fight to consolidate the state, and far from crippling totalitarianism, such a fight increases totalitarianism's stranglehold on society.
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.06.08 (tags)
"The basic difference is going to be style."
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.
Obama Sweeps Presidential Election (tags)
Barack Obama becomes the first black 44th U.S. President
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
The Vote – A Blank Check for State Power (tags)
Voting is wrong!
E-Book of Tarpley's "Obama: Postmodern Coup The Making of a Manchurian Candidate (tags)
This book exposes Obama, but it does so from a standpoint that is fundamentally different from almost all other critical studies seen so far. The basic thesis shared by the authors of this book is that Obama is a right-winger, an elitist, a creature of Wall Street, and a deeply troubled personality, running far to the right of his main opponent, Sen. Clinton, on all major issues, including the two critical areas of economics and foreign policy.
What “incredibly tough” foreign policy actions is Obama preparing? (tags)
"Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination by presenting himself as the more consistent antiwar candidate, and the Democratic ticket in public pledges to end the war in Iraq and adopt a less militaristic stance. But behind closed doors, before select audiences of the financial and political elite, Biden has given a glimpse of the real perspective of the Democratic wing of American imperialism."
Democrats push for quick adoption of Bush plan to bail out Wall Street (tags)
Where is the common ground between the libertarian and socialist perspective in opposing the GW Bush 700 billion for billionaires bailout? Why did Democrats bite into GW's fishhook by accepting this theft of taxpayer dollars to support irresponsible and criminal banking corporations??
The Dems Are Going the Way of the Whig Party (tags)
The 2006 mid-term election was the tipping point marking the decline of the Dems. They had promised that if they won, that they would end the Iraq War. The Peace Movement was both blind sided and outraged by their refusal to keep their word. This is why, too, Cindy Sheehan, has left the Democratic Party. The Dems have morphed into the DemRepublicrats. Soon, they will be going the way of the Whig Party and taking Sen. Barack Obama with them.
Brown interfering in Zim politics (tags)
Brown the hypocrite: 'On being asked to confirm whether he had endorsed a democratic candidate in the USA presidential race, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown replied that it was up to the American people to determine their future. ' BUT not with Zimbabwe.
60th founding anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (tags)
Message on the occasion of the 60th founding anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
DNC Reflections: This Is What Activistism Looks Like (tags)
The two main protest groups – Unconventional Action and Recreate ‘68 – did not have an easy task with the local police and media spreading scare stories for months and with Barack Obama and the Democrats widely perceived as a reforming alternative to eight years of Republican rule. However, there was little effort made to bridge the comprehension gap.
On the Ancestral Land MOA of the MILF and GRP and the Escalation of Hostilities (tags)
The Cordillera Peoples' Democratic Front (CPDF) expresses deep concern and condemns the war of aggression being waged by the US-backed reactionary Armed Forces of the Philippines that has caused the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of both Christian and Moro people in Mindanao. It likewise condemns US direct intervention in the war-torn south.
DENVER Under Police Siege (tags)
DNC in Denver, August 27, 2008 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Obama: Ineligible for the Presidency (Not Natural USA Born) (tags)
Philip J. Berg, Esquire, filed a lawsuit in Federal Court 8/21/08, Berg vs. Obama, Civil Action No. 08-cv-4083, seeking a Declaratory Judgment and an Injunction that Obama does not meet the qualifications to be President of the United States. Berg stated in his lawsuit that Senator Obama: Is not a natural-born citizen; and/or lost his citizenship when he was adopted in Indonesia; and/or has dual loyalties because of his citizenship with Kenya and Indonesia.
The Corporate State and the Welfare State (tags)
The idea of a "minimal state" may be passe. The author's two theses are: Liberalism is inconceivable without a strong state and liberalism undermines its own conditions of success. The modern welfare state is a child of democracy and can't be drowned in the bathtub.
Facts for Working People (tags)
Labors Militant Voice (LMV) publishes a newspaper which aims to talk to the working class about issues effecting us. August issue: Why Gas Prices are so High, How to Apply for a Government Bail Out, Strikers in South Africa chant "Eat the Rich" and Why we Need a Workers Party Now.
Obama advances agenda of global militarism (tags)
On eve of Democratic convention, Obama advances agenda of global militarism................................................................... Speaking before an audience of 3,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama defended his patriotism while attacking his Republican rival for being squeamish about launching unilateral military attacks against Pakistan.
Negative Image: Robert Mugabe through the Lens of Western Propaganda (tags)
If you ever wondered how you came to know what you know about Zimbabwe, here is your chance to find out.
Why We Challenged Barack Obama (tags)
On Friday, August 1st I led a contingent of the Uhuru Movement into Barack Obama’s town hall meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida to raise the question, “what about the black community, Obama?” Without the benefit of a big media budget, our organization attempted to bring the serious issues experienced by African working class people across this country into the national political debate.
What Will It Take to Defeat the War? (tags)
On June 28-29, an “Open National Antiwar Conference” was held in Cleveland, called by a newly minted National Assembly to End the Iraq War and Occupation. Over objections from the conference organizers, centrally Socialist Action, the assembly voted to change the name to include reference to the war on Afghanistan, and to emphasize the connection with U.S. backing for the Zionist occupation of Palestine. (The sponsors of the confab were so right-wing that they feared losing “unity” with Democratic Party supporters of Israel and the Afghanistan war!) What did not change at all was the popular-front character of the new outfit, tying it to the bourgeois parties despite the fig leaf of electoral “independence.” Making this utterly clear, it was decided not to call a national antiwar mobilization prior to the November elections explicitly in order to court those forces who wish to aid the Democrats (and therefore want to avoid making problems for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama). Here is the leaflet issued by the Internationalist Group at the conference.
Queer Democrats Endorse Aguirre for San Diego City Attorney (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, which had endorsed moderate Democrat Scott Peters over progressive incumbent Mike Aguirre for city attorney in the primary campaign, reversed itself and voted to endorse Aguirre over Republican Jan Goldsmith at its June 26 meeting — but not before an intense debate in which the club president threatened to eject two members to keep the meeting orderly.
So-called US humanitarian mission in Samar a guise for military intervention (tags)
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Eastern Visayas expressed today that the Pacific Friendship 2008 ending this June – a "humanitarian mission" by the US Navy in Samar – is but a guise for foreign military intervention and tramples on national sovereignty. "Because it is confronted by people's resistance worldwide and thus fighting on so many fronts, the US currently relies on psychological warfare operations and selected deployments of its special operations forces," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDFP-EV spokesperson. "The principal fighting forces of the US are currently bogged down trying to quell the anti-occupation resistance movements in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thus in other countries like the Philippines where it has strategic interests, the US has in recent years resorted to feigned humanitarian missions such as the recent one in Samar, and the Balikatan war exercises where US special operations forces train their counterparts in the puppet Philippine military."
NDFP commends IADL for exposing violations of human rights of Filipinos in the Netherlands (tags)
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel commends the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) for exposing before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva the violations of human rights of Filipinos in The Netherlands. The IADL, through Atty. Edre U. Olalia, Deputy Secretary General of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), an affiliate of the IADL, delivered its intervention on June 11, 2008 at the 8th Session of the UN HR Council during the Universal Periodic Review of the human rights record of The Netherlands
Philippine Human Rights Group Stands by Concerns (tags)
On this supposed “independence day” of the Philippines, the Philippine Human Rights Watch delegation in attendance at the UN Human Rights Council 8th Session confirms its support to the joint statement delivered by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) during the “interactive dialogue” yesterday on the consideration of the report of the Working Group on the Netherlands Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
U.S.Public's Class Action Lawsuit against Washington's Lobbyists! (tags)
The sick reality that Lobbyists are spending "$3 Billion a Year" in Washington to influence and bribe the American Govt. is in reality a form of "Racketeering" and can be prosecuted under the Rico Act and many more statutes!
Grow Them Young, Pay Them Well - anti-Chavistas, That Is (tags)
Who said crime doesn't pay? Read on.
Anti-War San Diego Congressional Candidate Hosts Forum (tags)
Anti-war progressive Mike Copass, challenging incumbent Democratic Congressmember Susan Davis from San Diego in the June 3 primary, held a town-hall meeting on Mother's Day, May 11, not only to promote his own candidacy but also to build opposition to continuing the Iraq occupation.
Robert Reich's "Super-Capitalism: How the Economy Undermines Democracy" (tags)
When everyone talks about stocks and consumption, what happens to social responsibility and public welfare? We suffer under a schizophrenia. The consumer in us opposes the worker. Businesses cannot be socially-responsible because they serve only one goal-maximization of profit.
San Diego Queer Democrats Endorse Morrow for Mayor (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club endorsed former City Councilmember Floyd Morrow for Mayor at thier April 24 meeting — but Morrow was upstaged by City Councilmember and former mayoral candidate Donna Frye, who brought a volunteer in a fox costume to dramatize her contention that Proposition "C," a ballot proposal to allow the mayor to appoint the city's auditor, is "putting the fox in charge of the henhouse."
AJLPP Sautes the 35th Year of the NDFP (tags)
On behalf of the Filipino American community in the United States and all its allies, we in the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP)consider it fitting and proper to extend warmest greetings to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in celebration of the 35th anniversary of its founding on 24 April 1973 when its 10-Point Program was unfurled and promulgated. We share in the Filipino people's jubilation that the NDFP has won great victories in the application and development of the policy and tactics of the united front in advancing the people's democratic revolution against foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the Philippines.
“¡Aguirre Si, Labor No!” (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine announces its endorsement of progressive Democrat Mike Aguirre for re-election as San Diego city attorney, despite the opposition of reactionary city employee unions more concerned with preserving the pensions of current city workers than protecting the salaries and benefits of future ones.
California Democratic Convention identifies problems, not solutions (tags)
The California State Democratic Party Convention held in San Jose was not about party platforms, but more of a media event and a giant sales meeting to market the party to its own delegates. Its objective was not solutions, but winning the White House.
Obama Aligns Foreign Policy with GOP (tags)
Democratic millionaire warmonger pro-death penalty candidate for president Barack Obama said, "The truth is that my foreign policy is actually a return to the traditional bipartisan realistic policy of George Bush's father, of John F. Kennedy, of, in some ways, Ronald Reagan." Honesty is always the best policy; and your vote should be cast honestly too, for someone you truly support.
VOTE PSL in 2008: Answer to Democrats & Republicans on Fidel Castro's resignation (tags)
The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. The La Riva/Puryear presidential campaign stands in solidarity with the Cuban revolution and the Cuban people. The Democratic and Republican candidates will all continue the same policy of the last 11 U.S. administrations: a policy of blockade, aggression and counter-revolution.
The 2008 Elections and The Peace Movement (tags)
Even if the Democrats win, the progressive peace movement needs to continue to “bear witness” to the crimes that our government, the CIA, and the Pentagonians are committing in foreign lands against people that have never harmed or attacked America.
Sen. Obama Beat the Political Machine in Maryland (tags)
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) gave Sen. Hillary Clinton a decisive thrashing in Maryland’s primary election on Feb. 12, 2008. He beat her by about 180,000 votes. Despite Clinton having the state’s senior U.S. Senator, Barbara Mikulski, in her corner, along with its governor, Martin O’Malley, and also the party’s entire political machine, Obama won by a 60% to 37% margin. David Lindorff is right: “Obama...may be creating...a constituency for real change.”
Protests planned at Democratic National Convention in Denver (tags)
Disruptions are being planned for the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer.
Former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney Seeks Presidency as Green Party Nominee (tags)
Former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney is now seeking the Green Party presidential nomination and will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, February 5th, Presidential Primary
Liberation News Voting Recommendations (tags)
Every four years the American people are subjected to the farce of bourgeois democracy, a “democracy” where only the candidates chosen by the very wealthy have any chance of being elected. That season of nicely dressed pathological liars and false hopes is now upon us. Since the corporate media of the United States has long ago abandoned any semblance of reporting on anything of substance about candidates such as voting records and actual political views, it is up to the journalists of the left press and Indy-media to do so.
Thur Night: Iraq Vets Invite Antiwar Activists to Protest Outside Dem Debate (tags)
Join Iraq Veterans Against the War and Military Families Speak Out The World will be Watching.... Help Make the Anti-war Voice Heard... The War Is Still The Issue: Protest Outside the CNN-Politico-LA Times Democratic Debate WHEN: Thurs. Jan 31- 5pm- 7pm WHERE: Outside the Democratic CNN-Politico-LA Times Presidential Debate in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028 (At Hollywood & Highland Metro Red Line stop)
Struggle Against Anti- Immigrant Laws and Discrimination- CDIR (tags)
The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-USA expresses deep concern that while the presidential campaign is going to its high gear, the anti- immigrant advocates are on the offensive. According to the CDIR, the anti-immigrant forces are trying to frame the Republican Party debates to focus on illegal immigration and some elements in different states are passing discriminatory laws against immigrants. Candidate Mitt Romney kept on calling the McCain proposal an “amnesty”. At the same time, the Democratic Party is quiet on the subject.
Power Of The IMC. (tags)
Benefits to citizen-journalists in 2008 election.
Green Party: A Presidential Debate That Matters, Jan. 13 (tags)
SAN FRANCISCO – The first, and only, live debate between candidates on the Green Party’s California ballot for President of the United States – featuring a former Democratic Party member of Congress, consumer protection icon, professor and environmental engineer – is scheduled here January 13, 2008, said John Morton of the Green Presidential Debate Committee
“Antiwar” candidate Kucinich backs leading Democrat in Iowa primary (tags)
Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich has announced to his supporters in Iowa that if he does not reach the 15 percent threshold of votes needed to proceed to the second round of nominating the party’s presidential candidate, he “strongly encourages” them to vote for Senator Barack Obama. This further underscores the cynical and deceptive nature of Kucinich’s campaign and his supposedly leftist, antiwar stance. Kucinich’s statement states, “In those caucus locations where my support doesn’t reach the necessary threshold, I strongly encourage all of my supporters to make Barack Obama their second choice. Sen. Obama and I have one thing in common: Change.” Obama is one of the top-tier Democratic candidates and is thoroughly in line with the militarist strategies of the ruling elite. Just like the Democratic Party as a whole, Obama’s criticisms of the Iraq war are not about ending it, but how to make it succeed. Currently he advocates a partial withdraw from Iraq to re-focus on the “war on terror.” He has called for more troops in Afghanistan, and unilateral US military incursions into Pakistan.
Kucinich for President (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses Dennis Kucinich for President (as we did in 2004) over the so-called 'top-tier" Democrats, each of whom has serious liabilities but all of whom would make a better President than any of the Republican candidates. This editorial from the January 2008 Zenger's also contains recommendations on the seven state propositions on the February 5, 2008 ballot.
First Openly Gay Young Democrats President Interviewed (tags)
David Hardt, recently elected president of the national Young Democrats and the first openly Gay man to hold that position, came to San Diego December 6 for a Young Stonewall Democrats' fundraiser and did this interview with Zenger's Newsmagazine. He discussed the future of the Democratic party and the Queer presence within it.
Neocon-Lite Sen. Mikulski Sets Dems’ Cynical Agenda (tags)
The 2008 presidential election is heating up. Neocon-Lite Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), in a spiel in the Baltimore Examiner, blasted President George W. Bush for shortchanging national priorities because of the cost of the Iraq War. She failed to mention, however, that she has been an enabler of that conflict and has done nothing to end it. The cynical Democratic Party strategy is to let the Iraq War continue and to blame Bush for everything.
Why there is no ceasefire in The Philippines (tags)
It is understandable why there is no ceasefire between the armed forces of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and those of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Bolivia: Drastic action needed (tags)
In Bolivia, poverty and inequality are on the increase because the government has not been able to implement its National Development Plan. A report drawn up by the Planning Ministry in Bolivia and an arm of the United Nations, the UNFPA, came to the following conclusion: "There is social and economic inequality in the country due to a lack of government policies to bridge the gaps and these inequalities will increase as time passes." The figures say it all. Poverty affects 6 out of 10 Bolivians, while 4 out of 10 live in extreme poverty. The situation is getting worse each year because the annual growth rate of the population is 200,000, but 174,000 of these will live in poverty. While the bourgeoisie plays with hunger strikes to gain so-called Autonomy, some 15,000 children die each year from hunger or hunger related diseases. On the same day that the UN report appeared, it was announced that annual economic growth had fallen from 4.5% in 2006 to 3.8% in 2007. At the same time inflation has risen to 12% mainly due to the rising cost of foodstuffs. Here are two examples. In 6 months a kilo of rice in Santa Cruz had doubled in price from 4 Bolivianos to 8. Gas bottles used for cooking had risen from 25Bs to 50Bs, but it was still hard to find any because most are being exported to Peru where they will sell for up to 125Bs. So business does not worry if Bolivians have no gas to cook with as long as they make a profit.
Impeachment: Will Congress Grant the Desires of “We the People?” (tags)
It has been a month since our Democratically run Congress heard Rep. Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment. When will they do their job and do the people’s bidding?
Queer Democrats Fail to Endorse for President (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club failed to endorse a candidate for President after a contentious meeting November 29. On the first ballot, Hillary Clinton received eight votes, John Edwards seven, Barack Obama three, Dennis Kucinich two and 14 club members voted against making an endorsement at all. The club also voted to oppose statewide Proposition 91 on the February ballot, which would block legislators from using gas tax money to balance the state budget.
PHILIPPINES: On Makati Siege; A crisis of institutions (tags)
The incident unfolding in Makati City today is not surprising. It is a logical conclusion to the abuses committed by the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) administration, from the dismissal of the impeachment complaint to the clamp down of democratic and constitutional processes.
Democrats shift further to the right (tags)
Six weeks after he denounced the American media and US politicians for undermining the war effort in Iraq and called for an all-out mobilization of American power to win victory, the former US commander in Baghdad, retired Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, delivered the official Democratic Party response to President George W. Bush’s weekly Saturday radio address. The selection of Sanchez to make the broadcast November 24 is a calculated decision by the Democratic Party leadership to adopt a standpoint on the war in Iraq that criticizes the Bush administration largely from the right, rather than the left. The Democrats have rebuffed the desires of the vast majority of the American people, including those whose votes placed the Democrats in control of Congress a year ago, who want an end to the war as quickly as possible. Sanchez commanded US forces in Iraq from June 2003 to June 2004, the period immediately following the US invasion. He is indelibly linked to two episodes in the bloody record of American oppression in Iraq: the murderous onslaught on the city of Fallujah, then one of the strongholds of Iraqi resistance to the occupation, and the abuse of captured Iraqis in the American military prison at Abu Ghraib.
Hillary Clinton’s LYING she needs 60 votes to Leave Iraq (tags)
Hillary Clinton is passing the buck with an outright lie.
Democratic Party Water Boarding Club (tags)
Lets go Water Boarding!
Stephen Colbert Smokes Out Political Ickiness (tags)
What did America learn from comedian Stephen Colbert's presidential campaign? All about political ickiness.
Is Congressman Dreier Going The Way of Larry Craig (tags)
One of the worst Republican congressmen who supports the most anti-gay legislation is himself a homosexual. He also is one of the most corrupt. A progressive is planning to defeat him.
Hillary: Democrats' Death Wish (tags)
Hillary Clinton probably has the power, money and organizational clout to win the Democratic nomination for President, but she cannot win the general election. The combination of her conservative principles — including her support for an ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq — and her radical reputaton will alienate both moderates and progressives and drive white working-class voters back to the Republicans.
Is Dennis Kucinich an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)
Millions of U.S. workers and youth have come to reject the inhuman conditions the crisis of capitalism is producing: the War on Iraq, the Katrina disaster, attacks on immigrants, stagnant wages, cuts in social services, the health care crisis, and on and on. On the basis of events, consciousness is changing, starting with the most advanced and active layer of the workers and youth, and is increasingly directed toward a break with the capitalist system and its representatives. It is in this context that Dennis Kucinich, a six time congressional incumbent from Ohio, who is now in his second run for U.S. president, has generated interest among those disaffected with the “business as usual” politicians. Kucinich presents himself as a “progressive alternative”, and to his credit he stands out favorably on many issues when compared to the rest of the mainstream candidates. He has been a vocal and consistent opponent of the War on Iraq from the very outset, calling for a full withdrawal of U.S. troops. He has said that if he wins the presidency, his “first acts in office will be to cancel NAFTA and the WTO”. He is also the only presidential candidate who openly opposes for-profit health care in favor of a national single-payer system.
Why is the antiwar movement so weak? (tags)
SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S. invasion was a mistake. Today, that figure stands at 58 percent.
Queer Democrats Endorse Block, Pettis for Assembly (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club endorsed Marty Block, San Diego Community College board member, over more grass-roots candidates Arlie Ricasa and Auday Arabo for an open Assembly seat at its September 27 meeting. The club also endorsed openly Gay candidate Greg Pettis for another Assembly seat in Palm Springs and Riverside County.
Congressional Democrats to unveil new domestic spying bill (tags)
The Democratic leadership in Congress is preparing to introduce new legislation this week that would permanently legalize the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic surveillance, while possibly providing a blanket amnesty for private telecommunications firms that helped the Bush administration illegally spy on their own customers. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Democrat, Maryland) hastily called off a press conference called last Friday to introduce the bill, but indicated that a draft would be available by next week. The postponement apparently involved continuing differences within the Democratic caucus over the contents of the legislation.
Young woman provides new leadership to African liberation struggle (tags)
Ivory Muhammad, President of Uhuru black rights organization will speak at African People’s Solidarity Day events in Oakland; says police brutality, discriminatory prison rates, the Jena 6 show that African people in the U.S. are still not free
Time for a Mass Resignation From the Democratic Party (tags)
Cynthia McKinney is doing it. It's time for you to do it too.
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.
America Before a New "New Deal" (tags)
The laissez-faire capitalism as practiced in the US turned out to be a flop. The New Deal and the welfare state built by Roosevelt and his direct successors was systematically slandered, delegitimated and then destroyed.
Iraq War: Democrats Will Stay the Course (tags)
These days the presidential candidates for the Democratic Party are sounding more like replacement candidates for Bush; on the issue of ending the Iraq War. All the candidates, with the exception of Representative Dennis Kucinich and Governor Bill Richardson, are making open-ended commitments to keep American forces in Iraq and the Middle East region for years.
tactical offensives from within strategic defensive (tags)
reverse the political inertia
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award
Solving the Fatah-Hamas Impasse (tags)
I was reading a news article on former Palestinian Information minister Dr Mustafa Barghouthi on An Najah University's (Nablus, Palestine) website when I stumbled upon this article on a Palestinian solution to the impasse between Fatah & Hamas below. It calls for reform of the PLO, dissolvement of the emergency gov, Hamas gov, & to end the current factionalism running rampant in territories by allowing all factions to join a new reformed government composed of other political parties: PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
In Protest against the Arrests of Oh Jong-ryul and Jung Gwang-hoon (tags)
We, the Philippine Peasant Support Network-USA are deeply disappointed and troubled by the police suppression of the Korean Alliance against the Korea-U.S. FTA and the arrests of its two officers. We write this urgent letter to demand 1) the immediate release of Mr. Oh Jong-ryul and Mr. Jung Gwang-hoon, two Co-Chairs of the Korean Alliance and 2) an immediate end to police suppression of the Korean Alliance.
NDFP POSITION ON CEASEFIRE AND PEACE NEGOTIATIONS (tags)
The Arroyo regime is hell-bent on suppressing the Filipino people and revolutionary people by murdering, kidnapping, torturing and driving them away from their homes and land. But the Filipino people and revolutionary forces have always strongly manifested their determination to defend themselves and wage resistance, punish the worst of human rights violators and plunderers and build the new organs of democratic power to replace the ruling system of greed and terror. #
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.
Is Barack Obama an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)
After years of Bush’s open-ended war on working people at home and abroad, many on the “left” are desperate for an alternative. For many, that alternative is Barack Obama, a Democratic Senator from Illinois. Obama, who is very careful with his words and actions, has done a good job so far of portraying himself as a “sensible progressive”. However, far from being a “progressive” alternative, Obama is at his core a typical representative of the bosses’ political parties. Despite presenting himself as a candidate of “change”, Obama is a defender of capitalism and imperialism, and hence of exploitation and oppression. On all fundamentals, he is far closer to Bush than he is to being a genuine alternative for working people.
Abbas ready to surrender West Bank for cash (tags)
Haniyeh will not like it
The Philippine Midterm Elections, an indictment vs. Mrs. Arroyo (tags)
Manila-- The circus that is the recent Philippine midterm elections was an indictment of how Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo "won" her presidency in the last 2004 elections and punctuated her government's acute isolation from the Filipino masses. The 12-0 illusion of Arroyo's Team Unity administration coalition delivered for the people more violence and systematic fraud. The regime's fraud machinery in Mindanao (the hocus-pocus site of the 2004 presidential elections in favor of Arroyo) was apparently exposed in how the recent elections were conducted most especially in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, where bribe money, patronage politics were the rules of the game, ably presided by fraud operators and protectors sitting in the highest echelons in Comelec at the national and local levels.
The Philippine Midterm Elections, an indictment vs. Mrs. Arroyo (tags)
The circus that is the recent Philippine midterm elections was an indictment of how Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo "won" her presidency in the last 2004 elections and punctuated her government's acute isolation from the Filipino masses. The 12-0 illusion of Arroyo's Team Unity administration coalition delivered for the people more violence and systematic fraud. The regime's fraud machinery in Mindanao (the hocus-pocus site of the 2004 presidential elections in favor of Arroyo) was apparently exposed in how the recent elections were conducted most especially in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, where bribe money, patronage politics were the rules of the game, ably presided by fraud operators and protectors sitting in the highest echelons in Comelec at the national and local levels
CNN Debate with "Fairytale Candidates"! (tags)
So America heres your answered prayer,your solution to and your salvation from the 8 year Bush/Cheney fiasco! Its a new 2008 Democratic Presidency which is going to carry on where Bush and his Neo-Cons left off!
REFLECTIONS ON MEMORIAL DAY (tags)
Frustrate the Ph 200-million plot to install Dy as governor of Isabela (tags)
The impending proclamation of new politics icon Grace Padaca winning by a slim yet clear margin, is now at a standstill as there is a plot to deliberately delay and rig the results of Isabela polls in favor of the challenger, former governor Benjamin Dy. A deluge of legal maneuvers have been launched to buy time and frustrate Padaca's proclamation. We have sources inside the COMELEC that indeed, a plot to install Dy as Isabela governor has been ordered by no less than Mrs. Gloria Arroyo herself. To ensure its implementation, Abalos had been paid P200 million. Abalos currently oversees Northern Luzon in this year's electoral exercise. GMA promised the Dys that the latter shall regain control of the Isabela Capitol by all means, in exchange for the latter's (dynasty's) loyalty.
Democrats Retreat before Bush (tags)
America and the troops were hoping that Democrats would fulfill the commitment they made to voters in 2006 to end the Iraq War; however on Thursday the Democrats in Congress help the Bush Administration get a blank check to pursue this criminal war. Senate and Congressional Democratic leaders helped facilitate a continued bloodbath in Iraq making this a bi-partisan imperial war.
Democracy and its Enemy, Capitalist Globalization (tags)
The core problem of globalization is the dismantling of democracy. The elected are without power and those with power are not elected. The bonds between the generations burst. An absolute amoral individualism dominates in the most progressive states of capitalism.
Taxes and Finance Capital: Back to the Feudal State (tags)
Taxes are the corrective to the furious free market. They safeguard the public interest, redistribution, public functions and services..For the oligarchs, tax is a confiscation and tax officials are highway robbers.. Tax reductions for the rich are the direrct cause of the debility of community.
Veto of Peace (tags)
Bush's idea of compromise is "that the democrats do what he tells them." The budget law passed by the democratic majority in congress was tied tot he condition of a fixed plan for withdrawal from iraq.
Candidate Alexander: LAPD Assaults May Day Supporters (tags)
Los Angeles police officers brutally assaulted peaceful marchers and supporters at a rally in Los Angeles creating outrage and anger from millions nationwide. Many of the people that were present in the park were mother, children and babies. The cops were seen beating many with sticks on television; people and children that were offering no resistance. Also there were members of the press that were brutally assaulted.
Democratic presidential candidates debate where to wage war next (tags)
In the first debate between candidates for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, the leading contenders made clear that whatever their differences with the Bush administration’s handling of the war in Iraq, they are all committed to maintaining the US occupation of the oil-rich country and that, if elected president, they would not hesitate to use US military power anywhere in the world to defend the geo-political interests of American imperialism. The debate, which was broadcast by MSNBC television from South Carolina State University, included ostensible front runners New York Senator Hillary Clinton, Illinois Senator Barack Obama and former North Carolina senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, as well as Delaware Senator Joseph Biden, Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Also included were Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich and former Alaska senator Mike Gravel.
Local Opposition to Blackwater West Takes Fight Statewide (tags)
Opposition to Blackwater USA's Plans for New Private Military Base Near Potrero a Tiny Rural Town East of San Diego Heats Up... Local Democratic Club Joined by Their Congressman Takes Fight Statewide Announces They Will Submit Resolution to Stop ‘Blackwater West’at California Democratic Party State Convention This Weekend in San Diego Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), Potrero Residents, Environmentalists, and Peace Activists to Speak Out in Support of Measure Outside SD Convention Center Saturday, April 28th at 8:30AM
Bush, Democrats meet on war funding as violence soars in Iraq (tags)
US President George W. Bush and Democratic congressional leaders staged a meeting in the White House Wednesday to discuss pending legislation that would provide more than $100 billion to continue and escalate the four-year-old US war and occupation in Iraq. The gathering took place against the backdrop of a bloody eruption of violence in Iraq. A series of mass killings in and around Baghdad made a mockery of Washington’s claims that the “surge” of additional US troops into the Iraqi capital that began nine weeks ago is creating greater peace and security.
Iraq War Justice not a part of 2008 Democratic platform! (tags)
In the end all the American voters are going to get in 2008 is a very slight change of government,a new "default" government that will offer them nothing,let alone any redress,or justice over the treasonous outrages and the genocidal war crimes of the Bush Regime!
Hillary Clinton backs public funding for federal (tags)
JEFFREY GOLD The Associated Press ELIZABETH, N.J. - Although her presidential fundraising efforts have been record-setting, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., on Monday backed public funding for federal candidates. www.YouTubePolitics.Org
RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE FIGHT AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR (tags)
NOT ONE PENNY, NOT ONE SOLDIER FOR THESE WARS
No stinkin oath (tags)
We don't need no stinkin oath
Democrats wimp out again (tags)
Proposal would force Bush to admit military shortfalls. WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders are developing an antiwar proposal that would not cut off money for U.S. troops in Iraq but would require President Bush to acknowledge problems with an overburdened military.
The Capitalist Parties' Presidential Candidates (tags)
Rather than deleting the attempts at dialogue on the capitalist Democratic Party's candidates, it would help if ythinking were encouraged. After all, supporting a millionaire death penalty, pro-Israel, anti-gay marriage candidate who happens to be black does not help the workingclass. This is the description of not only Barack Obama, but most Democratic candidates (except the color), as well as the Republican candidates.
Editorial cartoon series: "Your Jackass Slate For 2008!" (tags)
Here we are not even six months after The Most Important Election Since The Last Mass Extinction Event and, like Christmas commercials during the World Series, the Democratic "stars" have already announced their candidacies for the 2008 Presidential Fracas...
A New Majority Of a New Illusion (tags)
An article about War, The Dem's, Impeachment, and Bush. Taken from issue #4 of The New Aeon Journal Official Publication of The New Aeon Socialist Movement
Pfizer, Halliburton Grab Democrats as Hearings Loom (tags)
Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Pharmaceutical companies and Iraq war contractors, both heavy Republican contributors, are among the companies scrambling to hire lobbyists with Democratic ties as they prepare for congressional investigative hearings next week.
VIDEO: Military Families Speak Out at Anti-war Rally (tags)
LOS ANGELES, January 27, 2007 – A protest was held today outside the Los Angeles offices of the Democratic Party. Protesters demanded that the newly elected Democratic controlled congress stop funding for the war in Iraq and begin the process of bringing all the troops home now. Speaking at the rally were the family members of soldiers currently in Iraq.
1,000s Expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend (tags)
SAT 1/27: Thousands expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend
Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards wants another war! (tags)
In another important news item conveniently ignored by the pro-war Zionist media… Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards among others is in “Israel” pushing for an attack on Iran. Republicans and Democrats, two wings of the same old bird.
Against the repression in Oaxaca, Anti-capitalist class struggle! (tags)
For several months the town of Oaxaca, capital of the Mexican State of the same name, has been the center (of a movement) of important struggles which have undergone (or suffered) repeated attacks by the forces of repression (police, army and paramilitary) with many victims: at the end of November the toll was 22 dead and 34 disappeared.
ON CONGRESSMAN KUCINICH'S CAMPAIGN (tags)
BREAK WITH THE DEMOCRATS
THIS WEDNESDAY: ANTI-WAR ACTION AT LA CONGRESSMAN’S OFFICE (tags)
Urge Waxman to Take a Leadership Role in Bringing our Troops Home Now Demand Waxman Pledge to Vote against the Next 150-Billion Dollars for Iraq
N.J. lawmakers approve bill to legalize civil unions (tags)
The Legislature voted Thursday to make New Jersey the third state to allow civil unions. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine said he would sign the measure.
Mr. President Luís Inácio Lula Da Silva, (tags)
Brazilian entrepreneurs, workers and unemployeds, we need workmanships, projects and initiatives that multiply chances, wages, jobs and businesses, and this will not happen in desirable speed while the Union to spend, as in the year of 2006, 490 billion
Jane Harman, the Manchurian Candidate (FINAL) (tags)
Nancy Pelosi was much more diplomatic than I will be in opposition to Jane Harman's bid for the chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Here's a picture of Ms. Harman without the redeye of a cheap flashbulb photog: a professional shot that reveals her as a deer in the headlights of the Neocons, as she sings the praises of what a "great job our intelligence people are doing in spite of great obstacles". Obstacles like Stud Terkel's lawsuit against AT&T, for instance, for helping the NSA spy on you and your neighbors. UPDATED 12-04-06
Congress on Solidarity Economy (tags)
Solidarity economy is part of a strategy against neoliberal exactions. Economic self-help must not be used as a social fig leaf for the continued neoliberal reorganization of society.
Democrats Urge Speaker Nunez to Return Money (tags)
The questionable $4 million Election Day contribution that Speaker Fabian Nunez received from the California Democratic Party immediately drew condemnation from good government activists, but now Democratic activists are wondering why grassroots contributions were refunded to a term-limited incumbent in a safe Democratic district.
Approval of Bush policy on Iraq declines (tags)
Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to the lowest level ever,
Betrayed Already! (tags)
The article below makes clear that if the Dems are true to the people who just put them in power they will elect Rep Jack Murtha House Majority Leader. But Nooooo! Checking the news this afternoon you will learn that they have betrayed the American people already by selecting a pro Bush/pro war hawk. So much for the "opposition." Please spread this truth far and wide. jamie
Emanuel is pro-Israeli (tags)
It would be strange if he were not.
AIPAC and Emanuel (tags)
We can't allow the Israelis and their supporters to run America anymore.
Murtha For Speaker? (tags)
"Nonsense. The GOP lost for three reasons: Iraq, Iraq, and Iraq. Period. End of discussion."
The Anti-War Movement Sourced the Democrats’ Victory! (tags)
The Democratic Party, read “The War Lite” Party, is basking in the glow of victory today. It has regained control of the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate for the first time in 12-years. The two issues that it won on-The Iraqi War and the whacky persona of President George W. Bush-had little or nothing to do with the Democratic Party. Those two matters were actually sourced by activists in the Anti-Iraqi War Movement!
US vote may alter stance on Mideast (tags)
Waxman: Only solid supporters of Israel will chair critical committees
ELECTION WRAP UP 2006 (tags)
THE FINAL ELECTION LINE
Philippines: AKBAYAN holds successful 3rd Congress (tags)
Amidst escalating repression and political crisis, the Akbayan Citizens Action Party recently held its Third Regular Congress last October 14 and 15, 2006, at the Riverbend Hotel in Marikina City. With the theme "Ipaglaban ang Dangal ng Pilipino, Ipaglaban ang Kinabukasan Ngayon" (Claim the Future Now), Akbayan marked its more than eight years existence as an alternative national political party in the Philippines.
MATTHEWS DEMANDS DREIER EXPLAIN HIS CONNECTION TO FOLEY (tags)
Democratic candidate Cynthia Matthews leads a demonstration outside the offices of Congressman David Dreier.
MATTHEWS DEMANDS DREIER EXPLAIN HIS CONNECTION TO FOLEY (tags)
Democratic Congressional candidate Cynthia Matthews (26thCD) demands that Cong. David Dreier explain his actions and inactions relating to Republican Mark Foley. Calls for 4-way debate that includes all candidates in the race for the 26th Congressional District.
Rahm Emanuel heads North American Mossad + PROMIS + laundered profits to Israel/Russian (tags)
Rosen is also tied to Ted Olson, Coca Cola copyright controversy and a scandal now developing which will link Rosen to Rahm Emanuel and the Mossad in the sale of and transfer of PROMIS Software involving the alleged Russian spy Robert Hanson and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and laundered profits to both Israel and the Russian Federation...
Blair joins the attack on Britain’s Muslims (tags)
Prime Minister Tony Blair has placed himself at the head of an ongoing and sinister campaign against Britain’s Muslim minority. This week he used his monthly press conference to solidarise himself with former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw’s attack on the veil or niqab, telling reporters that it was “a mark of separation and that is why it makes other people from outside of the community feel uncomfortable.” He also backed the decision by Kirklees council to suspend the young teaching assistant Aishah Azmi for refusing to remove her veil in front of male staff.
GOP ad says vote Republican for more war and a bigger police state (tags)
If you want four more years of a war in Iraq and a war on the Bill of Rights vote Republican. At least that’s the message this GOP ad wants to put out.
Angelides Rally in West LA (tags)
Phil Angelides strong & confident coming out of his first debate, "make the place where the Democratic wave breaks in CA." Arnold's re-election would mean a return to his special election issues that he said were good despite voters' sound repudiation last Nov.
PFP, Stewart Alexander Represents America's Left (tags)
For years America perceived the Democratic Party as the party for working class people and protecting American jobs; today this party is no friend to working class people. The party has joined the Republican Party to suppress wages; the party has supported foreign trade affecting the income of millions of Americans and the ranks of the unemployed are fueling crime, poverty and misery.
Labor must take the road of class struggle! (tags)
A Working Class Emancipation labor bulletin
Why Hillary Clinton voted for the anti-immigrant wall (tags)
Last May, in the wake of mass demonstrations that brought millions of immigrants to the streets in cities throughout the United States, New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton spoke with disdain for the Republican right’s proposals mandating a crackdown on foreign-born workers.
Creditor instead of Citizen (tags)
Do the capital markets undermine democracy?
US Senate votes 100-0 for $70 billion more in war spending (tags)
The unanimous vote by the US Senate on Friday to approve the Bush administration’s request for an additional $70 billion to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrates a basic truth of American politics: the Democratic Party, no less than the Republicans, is a party of imperialist militarism and war.
CONFESSIONS OF AN OLD MILITANT-A CAUTIONARY TALE (tags)
THIS CONFESSION IS NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED-BE FOREWARNED
Political Terrorist Alert (tags)
Chris Mathews, Hillary Clinton's bitch, says Hillary will run for President in 2008 aka wreck the Democratic Party once and for all. Former Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe to operate as her bagman. McAuliffe linked to Carlos Lehder noted drug lord along with James Baker III and the Mickey Mouse Eisner gang in the bribery of Florida election officials in the overthrow of the duly elected President Albert Gore's election in the year 2000 (plus 700,000 votes nationwide).
Democratic Party outlines pro-war agenda for US elections (tags)
The right-wing, pro-war position of the Democratic Party was on full display Tuesday as the party leadership presented a new report that criticizes the Bush administration for failing to adequately defend the interests of American militarism.
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld speeches: A new drumbeat for war (tags)
In a coordinated series of speeches this week, the top officials of the Bush administration have begun a public campaign to smear and intimidate opponents of the war in Iraq while laying the political groundwork for dragging the American people into a new and even more terrible war—this time against Iran.
Bomb Plots, Elections, Smokescreens, and the Way Forward (tags)
The author argues that an election victory in November will do nothing to halt the Bush regime agenda of global empire. Only by ousting the regime can that be accomplished.
BTL:Lamont Primary Victory Over Connecticut's US Sen Lieberman Shockwaves... (tags)
...through American Party Politics ~ Interview with Jacob Hacker, Yale University professor of political science, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
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
Independent Voters Driving Reform Agenda Into California Governor's Race (tags)
San Francisco, CA … IndependentVoice.org, a California organization which promotes the power of the state’s 3.6 million independent voters, launched the next stage of a campaign today to directly invovle independent voters in the upcoming California gubernatorial election by introducing their agenda for poltical reform and challenging all candidates to endorse it.
NDFP calls for renewed talks in wake of Amnesty International report (tags)
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) renewed calls for the resumption of peace negotiations, saying the government's "all-out war" against them will only "further escalate human rights violations and…further economic ruin." The call, issued by National Democratic Front (NDF) negotiating panel Chairman Luis Jalandoni came following the release of an Amnesty International (AI) report which faulted the Arroyo administration's "failure to protect individuals" for the continued killings of mostly leftist activists in the country.
After defeating pro-war incumbent Lieberman, Lamont reassures Wall Street (tags)
The victory of multi-millionaire cable executive Ned Lamont in the Connecticut Democratic primary August 8 has produced paroxysms of uncritical celebration in liberal publications like the Nation and from groups like MoveOn.org, which campaigned heavily for Lamont and against incumbent senator Joseph Lieberman.
The politics of the latest terror scare (tags)
Five days after UK authorities arrested 24 British-born Muslims and announced that they and their American counterparts had thwarted a plot to blow up trans-Atlantic flights from London to the US, neither the British nor the American government has produced any facts to substantiate their dire claims.
What Next for the American Antiwar Movement? (tags)
Therefore the anti-war movement must prepare for a new round of mobilizations this fall and be prepared to respond to new emergencies. Three-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the anti-war movement must put itself on a new footing. We must build a movement that stands for self-determination, rejects vilification of Islam and openly embraces Arabs and Muslim forces, fights to cut ties with Israel and severs its allegiance to the Democratic Party. This will not happen overnight, but the people of Lebanon and Gaza have paid too high a price in their own blood for us to not take these lessons to heart here in the belly of the beast.
Hicks, Guantanamo and the Howard Government (tags)
David Hicks, good, bad or just plain stupid remains an Australian son. Democratic nations have a responsibility to protect their citizens in times of need; a number of democratic nations have already successfully repatriated their citizens from the illegal torture centre of Guantanamo Bay; however, after a period of four years the Howard government has been unable or unwilling to effect the repatriation of David Hicks. If a truly strong case against Hicks existed it surely would have been prosecuted to the full advantage of the terrorist scare campaign that Bush constantly wages on the American people. The fact that the USA is loath to give Hicks a fair and open trial, and in view of the obvious manipulative tactics utilised by corrupt U.S. ‘legal’ officers to delay proceedings, it would appear that the grounds upon which the U.S. military have based their ‘case’ is extremely flimsy and/or could attract litigation for illegal detention, torture and human rights abuses!
Occupation, not democracy! (tags)
This leaflet was distributed during the second week of the occupations and in the 10000 people demonstration in Thessaloniki. Its content was determined by what we saw then as the major weaknesses of the movement, i.e. the adherence to democratic procedures and generally to a democratist ideology along with the absence of any critique of schoolwork and of the media’s mediating role.
LIEBERMAN LOSS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY ''HOMELAND SECURITY ALERT'' (tags)
Other politicians are starting to see the advisability of giving up on Bush and his Crusader Rabbit genocide against Islam. So immediately a massive 9/11-style plot to blow up 20 airplanes using unspecified "liquid explosives" is conveniently and suddenly "discovered", just in time to terrify the American sheeple and thus put those wavering politicians back in line.
Lieberman’s defeat and the state of American politics (tags)
The response of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman and the Democratic Party leadership to Lieberman’s defeat in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election says a great deal about the politics of the Democratic Party and the state of American politics as a whole.
Letter to Senators Feinstein and Boxer on the Crisis in the Middle East (tags)
The following is a letter sent Aug. 3, 2006 to Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer from a California voter regarding their failure to call for an immediate Israeli cease-fire in Lebanon:
Democratic Party leaders rally behind pro-war Senator Lieberman (tags)
Three-term US Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 2000 and a candidate for the party’s presidential nomination in 2004, is trailing in his bid for renomination in the August 8 Democratic primary in Connecticut. A poll published July 20 showed a four-point lead for Lieberman’s challenger, multi-millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, whose campaign is fueled mainly by anger over the war in Iraq.
"Please Help Cynthia McKinney Stay in Congress" from Leuren Moret (tags)
THIS IS AN APPEAL TO HELP CONGRESSWOMAN CYNTHIA MCKINNEY GET RE-ELECTED. BELOW IS AN APPEAL AND DESCRIPTION OF THE SHENNANIGANS THE REPUBLICANS ARE PULLING AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALLOWING. PLEASE SEND WHATEVER YOU CAN AFFORD... EVEN A DOLLAR CAN HELP.PLEASE HELP CYNTHIA STAY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND SEE THE FILM "AMERICAN BLACKOUT" ABOUT HER LAST ELECTION... AND THE TERRIBLE THINGS DONE TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY. LEUREN MORET RADIATION SPECIALIST AND INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST LIVERMORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB WHISTLEBLOWER
ON THE DOINGS OF IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT (tags)
SEPARATION OF POWERS? CHECKS AND BALANCES?
Israel’s Indiscriminate Onslaughts (tags)
Targeting Civilians As Deliberate Strategy
Tom Hayden regrets his past support for Israeli aggression. Warns of dangers ahead. (tags)
In 1982, Tom Hayden shocked peace activists by his unqualified support of Israel's aggression in Lebanon. Hayden now writes of the political pressures he was under, and warns that politicians should *not* be afraid to speak up now, as he was then. It is yet another reason why Bay Area progressives will continue to oppose the agenda of AIPAC, and protest its presence this coming December.
Tom Hayden regrets past support for Israeli policy (tags)
In 1982, Tom Hayden shocked peace activists by his unqualified support of Israel's aggression in Lebanon. Hayden now writes of the political pressures he was under, and warns that politicians should *not* be afraid to speak up now, as he was then. It is yet another reason why progressives throughout California will continue to oppose the agenda of AIPAC, and protest its festivities this coming December.
Using American tax dollars to overthrow foreign governments under the guise of "democ (tags)
Foreign governments complain that these democracy-building groups maneuver behind the scenes to help destabilize and topple their governments, including in countries where the official U.S. policy has been to work through diplomatic channels with those same governments.
Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth: political posturing and the Democratic Party (tags)
Al Gore’s documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, is intended to serve one essential purpose: bolstering the environmental and supposedly liberal credentials of the Democratic Party and the former US vice president himself. Its aim, therefore, is not primarily to treat the very real environmental problems that it in part lays bare, but to create a new mechanism for ensuring that these problems cannot find a serious solution.
HUNTER THOMPSON-DR. GONZO-HELP!! (tags)
CAMPAIGN 2006 IS BEYOND FEAR AND LOATHING.
Preconditioning the resumption of formal talks with capitulation is completely absurd (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines(AJLPP)-USA desires that the peace negotiations between the NDFP and the GRP resumes. But the Arroyo government is hell bent to obstruct the peace process. Thus AJLPP-USA reprinted this NDFP statement so people are informed of the latest development. The GRP has rejected the NDDF proposals to resume the peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway. The Hague Joint Declaration stipulates that no precondition from any side shall negate the inherent character and purpose of peace negotiations. The Arroyo regime’s demand for capitulation and pacification of the revolutionary forces ignores the roots of the armed conflict and the people’s demands for basic reforms. It runs counter to The Hague Joint Declaration. It is completely absurd for Gloria M. Arroyo and her subalterns to precondition the resumption of formal talks in GRP-NDFP peace negotiations with the capitulation of the NDFP under the guise of a permanent or prolonged ceasefire that is not based on any agreement on social, economic and political reforms satisfactory to the people and the revolutionary forces.
Impeachment Comes to Main Street USA (tags)
The boos from the crowd in Willimantic, CT were reserved for Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman, who may find himself a man without a party come August 8 for his ardent support for President Bush and the War in Iraq.
Taking Impeachment on the Road (tags)
Impeachment can play a vital role in building resistance to dictatorship, both in the electoral politics and on the street. It’s not an either/or proposition.
The International Socialist Organization and the 2006 election (tags)
The International Socialist Organization is holding a conference this weekend in New York City under the slogan “Socialism 2006—Build the Left, Fight the Right.” An examination of the perspective upon which this gathering has been organized, however, makes clear that it is aimed at promoting a “left” variety of bourgeois politics, in the form of the Green Party, which can serve only to divert a mass movement that arises against the right-wing policies of the two major parties and lead it into a political dead end.
Pro-Israel Donors Rally For Joe, as Left Takes Aim (tags)
What is insidious about the two pro-Israel PACs mentioned. They don't reveal what they stand for in their names and both PACs are from outside of Connecticut. It is the policy of pro-Israel PACs across the country to only contribute money to politicians outside of their respective states based solely on a candidate's position on Israel. In other words, these Israel-Firsters, for they are nothing less than that, have made a policy decision that the welfare of Israel should have a higher priority than the desires of the voters in the states where they funnel their contributions. No dual-loyalty problem for these guys.
data theft huge and wholesale, and oth crimes ... - and - ... waves ... (tags)
the unprecedented physical theft of personal data by a U.S. intelligence operation to populate Total Information Awareness (TIA) surveillance databases ...
2500 Wasted Lives or "Just a Number"? (tags)
The Democratic voters of Connecticut have the right idea: If Democrats won’t oppose the war or won’t stand on principle, throw the bastards out.
May 1st: A new class being formed (tags)
This May Day showed our class is beginning to stir. When there is motion, conciousness of class interests is possible
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!!!
Europe’s ‘Green’ militarists (tags)
The days when the German Green Party opposed international military operations by Germany’s armed forces, or at least criticized them, have long since passed. After seven years in government, the party has returned to the opposition benches, but it has by no means returned to its former pacifist positions. The Greens are among the most avid proponents of a German military mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one that could easily become the most extensive and dangerous foreign operation conducted by German soldiers since World War II.
Grassroots on Fire in 36th Congressional Race (tags)
In the CA 36th Congressional race, challenger Marcy Winograd wins the endorsement of the West Los Angeles Democratic Club over six-term incumbent, Jane Harman, by a nearly 3 to 1 margin!!!
NDFP condemns cowardly murder of Ka Teroy Llamas (tags)
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) strongly condemned Monday the cowardly murder of Sotero "Ka Teroy" Llamas and the almost daily killings of leaders and members of the left movement, political party lists, the media and the church, which it said is perpetrated by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's deat squads. In a statement issued by Luis Jalandoni, chairperson of the negotiating panel of the NDFP, he stated that Ka Teroy served as adviser to the negotiating panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). As adviser to the NDFP, Ka Teroy was covered by the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) signed by both the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. As holder of JASIG, Ka Teroy should be protected by the JASIG.
Do Democrats Have a Death Wish? (tags)
With the people clamoring for impeachment, what kind of leaders would tell them no? Who are these people anyhow: Karl Rove plants?
Democrats ensure confirmation of NSA spy chief to head CIA (tags)
The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday gave its support to General Michael Hayden, the principle architect of recently exposed domestic spying programs, to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Leading Democrats joined Republicans in approving Hayden, the former head of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the current principal deputy director of national intelligence. Hayden is expected to easily win confirmation by the full Senate before the end of the week.
Impeachment: A Winning Argument (tags)
Even if they win, the Democrats in Congress can’t do anything while the president claims the right to ignore acts duly passed by the House and Senate. To pass a Democratic agenda, this president would have to be removed.
Senate hearing on CIA nominee: Democrats rubberstamp Bush police-state spying (tags)
The Senate hearing Thursday on the nomination of General Michael Hayden to head the Central Intelligence Agency demonstrates the bipartisan congressional support for the Bush administration’s assault on the democratic rights of the American people. While there were scattered criticisms of the methods of the Bush administration, particularly its failure to consult with Congress, every senator on the Intelligence Committee accepted the premise that the United States is engaged in a “war on terror” and that the Bush administration’s escalation of domestic surveillance and wiretapping is a product of that war.
Letter to comrade Edward (The Road to Information War) (tags)
A longer-term view of the tasks of building anti-imperialist and revolutionary organization in the U.S. in the early 21st century: (1) Work to build an open community of activists (2) Develop national reach via the internet (indymedia newswires, email lists, etc) (3) Develop theoretical tools that will allow us to think about and talk about our long-term goal
Framework for a police state – US government phone spying targets all Americans (tags)
The exposure in Thursday’s USA Today of a vast and secret National Security Agency data base tracking the phone calls of hundreds of millions of Americans is further evidence of the advanced preparations for the establishment of a police state in the United States. The NSA database is a blueprint for political repression and intimidation on a massive scale. The patently illegal government surveillance has nothing to do with preventing terrorist attacks, as claimed by President Bush and echoed by both the media and Democratic Party politicians who criticize various aspects of the program. It has been implemented by a state apparatus which sees its major opposition as coming from among the American people, not scattered bands of Islamic terrorists. At a time of growing social opposition, the government is systematically collecting data to find out what people are thinking and to whom they are talking.
Pelosi is in for a Surprise this November (tags)
Democratic leaders in Congress may be afraid of impeachment, but if Democratic voters oust Republicans in the fall, it will because they want a street fight, not because they want their party to begin compromising with Bush.
The implications of the immigrant demonstrations for the class struggle in America (tags)
The demonstrations, strikes and boycotts by immigrant workers in cities across the United States are an indication of a sharpening of the class struggle, both in the US and internationally. Literally millions took to the streets May 1 in cities from Los Angeles to New York, Miami to Seattle and scores of towns in between. This mass protest movement, which has been building since March, is without precedent in both its size and its national scope.
As support for Bush plummets, no alternative from Democrats (tags)
A series of opinion polls released in recent weeks have shown a massive increase in popular opposition to the Bush administration. The US president’s approval rating has dropped to barely one third, on a par with that of Richard Nixon on the eve of his resignation over the Watergate scandal. The latest results published Thursday were from a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, showing only 36 percent of respondents approving of Bush and his policies (compared to 48 percent a year ago). The same poll indicated that 67 percent believe that the US is on “the wrong track.”
STOP THE ATTACK ON STUDENTS SKIPPING SCHOOL (tags)
The attack on students skipping school to engage in political activism, needs to Stop. Democratic principals have never occurred with youth behind desks. From the Popular movement to the Civil Rights movement, youth have always maintained an active role in standing against injustices. And our duty as responsible adults in their lives, is to stand beside them, or at least get out of the way, before casting another stone.
HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE! (tags)
The election cycle of 2006-2008 has started, a time for all militants to run for cover. It will not be pretty and certainly is not for the faint-hearted. The Democrats smell blood in the water. The Greens smell that the Democrats smell blood. Various parliamentary leftists and some ostensibly socialists smell that the Greens smell blood. You get the drift. Before we go to ground let me make a point.
Californians Rejecting One Party System (tags)
Californians reject the one party system because the new Democratic Republican Party only represents five percent of all Americans. Today people are going to the streets and there is an awaking in America for a change in leadership.
Hillary Clinton outlines Democrats’ big business agenda (tags)
New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton delivered a speech last week to the Economic Club of Chicago that served as an introduction to the right-wing economic platform upon which she and her party intend to run in the 2006 US midterm elections, as well as her own agenda in an expected bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.
CYNTHIA MCKINNEY: A Tale of Two Members of Congress & the Police – by Jeffrey Blankfort (tags)
The Democrat Party leadership was overjoyed when McKinney was defeated for re-election in 2002. After she had served five terms, AIPAC decided to make an example of her for having criticized Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. ...The Democrats were, in turn, mortified two years later when, without their help, the plucky McKinney ran and was re-elected to her seat. ...To show the party's displeasure, McKinney was denied the return of her seniority by a tight-lipped Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco congresswoman who serves as the Democrats' minority House whip. ...McKinney, of course, is African-American, and one of the few members of the Congressional Black Caucus who has not been cowed into submission by the Democratic Party and the only one who has refused to genuflect to the Israel lobby. ...To make matters worse – for McKinney, not for the pursuit of truth and justice – she has refused to accept the official Bush administration explanation of the events of 9-11.
AND THERE WAS NO REFERENDUM IN ISRAEL... (tags)
This article looks at Prime Minister-elect Olmert's contention that the elections were a referendum to carry out further withdrawals/expulsions from Judea/Samaria (the West Bank).
A MOM'S FYI: "How to Impeach George W. Bush"...by Tom Delay, et al. (tags)
SEP candidate in California: Extend full rights to all immigrants! (tags)
The following is a statement issue by John Burton, SEP candidate for Congress, 29th District of California During the past week, millions of immigrants, documented and undocumented, have taken to the streets throughout the country to demonstrate their opposition to the punitive and repressive anti-immigrant legislation being debated by the US Congress. Thousands of students, outraged by the injustices being perpetrated against their parents, friends, relatives and neighbors, have walked out of their schools and marched in support of immigrants’ democratic rights. As a socialist candidate for the US House of Representatives, I support the full extension of democratic rights to all immigrants, regardless of how they entered the country.
A socialist strategy for workers’ power: the only answer to France’s “First Job Contract” (tags)
The month-long struggle against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” has brought to the fore the fundamental class and political issues facing workers and young people not only in France, but across Europe and internationally. The needs of youth and workers—decent-paying and secure jobs, education, health care, a future without war or repression—are in irreconcilable conflict with the interests of a financial elite who represent a failed political and economic system. This oligarchy of wealth and power is determined to make the working class pay for the crisis of the capitalist system.
Winograd on the March (tags)
Progressive Demo Marcy Winograd Blocks Congresswoman Jane Harman from winning endorsement by local Democratic organization.
Omigod! Senate Dems May Have to Take a Stand! (tags)
Sen. Feingold, with the help of Sen. Arlen Specter, is about to put the Democrats in the House in an uncomfortable spot. Enjoy the show.
Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants! (tags)
Down With Racist U.S. Imperialism! For Socialist Revolution on Both Sides of the Border!
Open Letter to the anti-War Movement- WCW (tags)
A Message from the Chairman (tags)
Maybe not Howard himself, but fearful Democratic Party leaders are putting the screws to those in Congress who want to call Bush a criminal or to call for impeachment.
Actress/Mode/Activistl Mamie Van Doren @ OC Bring Our Troops Home Rally, 3/18/06 (tags)
HART PARK, ORANGE BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW! Rally Saturday, March 18, 2005 12:00-4:00 p.m. (rain or shine!)
PFP VOICE UNION CONCERNS (tags)
The Democratic leadership in Sacramento and Washington has become silent on issues in government that will protect the working class and organized labor; and now to have a voice in government, working people must look beyond the emerging one party system for political leadership.
Groundswell for Impeachment (tags)
A majority of Americans—a majority!—say they think President Bush should be impeached on at least two grounds, lying about Iraq’s alleged WMD threat and alleged links to Al Qaeda to justify an invasion, and NSA spying on Americans without getting a court warrant, but the media and Democratic Party leaders don’t want to admit it.
CPP-NDF-Philippines Greet Comrade Kim Jong Il On His Birthday (tags)
The Communist Party of the Philippines extends its warmest greetings to Comrade Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and respected leader of the Korean people on his birthday on 16 February.
Imperial Irrationalism (tags)
The new social and national demagogy entirely comaprable to German fascism conjures away the social question from mass consciousness..Rightwing ideologists know that the war goal and war are irrational.
VIDEO REPORT "No to State of Emergency" LA Philippine Consulate (tags)
KmB USA Pro-People News Presents...videos clip of the actions taken in Los Angeles 2/24/06 in front of the Philippine Consulate.
Sen. Feinstein's war profiteering (tags)
We have two proud death penalty, anti-Palestinian, capitalist, millionaire US Senators from California, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein is currently up for re-election and she has no Republican opponent. Instead, she has Marsha Feinland of the Peace & Freedom Party and Todd Chretien of the Green Party challenging her. Feinland received 243,000 votes when she challenged Boxer in 2004. This article explains why you should vote for one of the peace candidates, Feinland or Chretien, and not for Feinstein, the war candidate.
To bury the truth, GMA killed Philippine democracy (tags)
25 February 2006 AKBAYAN Party today denounced anew GMA's declaration of a State of National Emergency, saying that the draconian measures that the government imposed yesterday completely exposed the despotic inclinations of the ruling regime. "Yesterday's events were the last of the jigsaw pieces that revealed in full GMA's intention to rule the country through a dictatorship. What she has done is an insult not only to the millions of Filipinos who risked their lives to peacefully dismantle the Marcos dictatorship, but also to a world that was moved and inspired by the strength of our love for democracy and freedom. The dark days of Martial Law have been resurrected and they will haunt us as long as President GMA is in power and as long as systemic changes and democratic reforms are not in place," AKBAYAN Rep. Mayong Aguja said. "Just so she could evade the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy, the President is willing to destroy the already shaky democratic structures of the country."
Democrats in Congress Show Why They are so Useless (tags)
The supposed party of opposition is all worked up and ready to do battle over the silliest of things, while the whole country goes to hell.
END STATE OF EMERGENCY (tags)
Kabataang maka-Bayan USA Pro-People Youth condemns the outright fascist Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) in its attempt to circumvent the democratic rights of the Filipino people by declaring a State of Emergency.
Good Girl Rice, Bad Boy Chavez? (tags)
Ms. Rice calls for a United Front against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Why? What ar the objectives behind such a move? We look at it from a both, Latin (in this case Brazilian) and U.S., American persepective.
CPP-NDF (Philippines) Greet Comrade Kim Jong Il On His Birthday (tags)
The Communist Party of the Philippines extends its warmest greetings to Comrade Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and respected leader of the Korean people on his birthday on 16 February.
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.
Marcy Winograd, peace activist, to challenge 36th District Rep. Jane Harman in Primaries (tags)
Marcy Winograd, teacher, peace activist and president of Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, has announced her decision to challenge 36th District Rep. Jane Harman in the Democratic Party primary!
Democrats, Like Cheney, Are Shooting Their Own (tags)
Cheney can’t tell a quail from a Republican, which may be understandable from an intellectual point of view, but the Democratic Party’s killing off of progressive Congressional candidates is something more treacherous: suicide.
DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN MESSAGE SIMILAR (tags)
The Democratic and Republican candidates for the California 2006 elections make big promises to Californians but their messages are similar and provide little hope for change.
Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee Statement on "World Can't Wait" (tags)
The following is a statement from the Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee on "World Can't Wait" (WCW), the organizers of tomorrow's "Bush Step Down" protests.
DEAR CINDY: Please, primary Hillary this year (tags)
You are in a unique position to help the anti-war movement make the Democratic Party take a stand against the war.
Green Party response to Arnold's State of State speech (tags)
Response to State-of-the-State: Green Party says Governor, Democratic Party not offering ‘real reform' to Californians
Green Party Window Dressing Undermines Working Class Power (tags)
Electoral politics for socialists has always been tricky. Eugene Debbs, the firebrand organizer and SP candidate for President fought a huge uphill battle based on his forward facing confrontation with capital, while always clearly identifying class lines. Of course, I expect nothing less from Todd Chretien, the Green Party US candidate for Senate.
9th Circuit, Supreme Court Fed & State, Democrats & Republicans Murder Tookie (tags)
With one clenched fist, the United Front of the Capitalist Class, namely the falsely labeled "liberal" 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Surpeme Courts of Cal & US, Democratic candidates for governor Phil Angelides and Steve Westley, and Republican Nazi Schwarzenegger murdered Tookie Williams. They need to be threatened to stop their murder with political labor strikes and by voting for anti-death penalty parties such as Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party.
Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy, 89, Dies (tags)
ormer Minnesota Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, whose insurgent campaign toppled a sitting president in 1968 and forced the Democratic Party to take seriously his message against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 89.
Opportunity Knocks for the Green Party (tags)
President George W. Bush’s approval numbers are falling faster than the values of Ken Lay’s Enron stock. Nationwide, Bush is at 39 percent, while in Maryland, he has dipped further to 33 percent. As Bush’s goes, so goes the GOP. It’s time for the Green Party to make its move. The Democrats are part of the corrupt Two-Party duopoly. The country needs an alternative. In MD, Kevin Zeese is running as a Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate.
What Country Was He Tallking About? (tags)
Anti-democratic? Fear-mongering? Socially divisive? Unable to accept blame for his errors? Are we talking about Hugo Chavez or George Bush?
Special Call-In Day - Urgent Budget Cuts Updfate (tags)
Call 1-800-828-0498 and urge your senators to reject any budget reconciliation that includes cuts to Medicaid.
Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)
Democratic candidate says "Hats off to Jim Gilchrist" the Minuteman (tags)
Steve Young, the Democratic Party candidate for the 48th congressional seat (South Orange County, replacing Christopher Cox) sucks up to the Minuteman, Jim Gilchrist, recently on KFI's John and Ken show.
The DeLay Transformation (tags)
author: Jamie Malanowski / Washington Monthly Sep 29, 2005 09:12
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.
The Real Story: Germans Reject Thatcherism and Being US Puppets (tags)
American media reports speak of a loss for Germany’s socialists and of a more pro-business Germany, but the voters of Europe’s biggest state actually stood solidly for a progressive, caring socio-political system and for a foreign policy that doesn’t follow in lockstep behind Washington.
Joint Statement against imperialist Democratic Party (tags)
Joint Statement against the influence within the antiwar movement of the imperialist Democratic Party and its numerous flunkies
Alternatives: Another World is Possible! (tags)
"The neoliberal policy of the last years is entangled in a deep legitimation crisis. Unemployment is not lowered through social cuts..Dismantling democracy and increased repression go along with militarization.. Another world is possible..."
Theses on Domination and Barbarism (tags)
"The policy of scapegoats in Germany and elsewhere devours the liberal foundations of society little by little and produces tears in the fundamentals of demcoracy.. A counterpart could be a new social contract for the 21st century.."
Reflections on Socialism (tags)
The main political task at this moment is to assemble the necessary social forces to defeat Bush and his counterparts in Congress and elsewhere.
Venezuela, Oil and the struggle for Democratic Socialism in the 21st Century (tags)
The country of Venezuela is a startling paradox of immense suffering and extreme wealth. According to a private Caracas-based polling company, Datanalisis, over 58% of the 25 million people in Venezuela live on less than $253 (Cdn) a month. The level of poverty becomes all the more damning when factoring in that Venezuela is also the world's fourth largest oil exporter. This glaring contradiction remained unchallenged until the election of Hugo Chavez as Venezuelan President.
Here we go again.
Here we go again.(tags)
With Biden announced, Clinton a near certainty, and maybe even Kerry wanting a second try at the White House, the 2007-8 Democratic primary season looks to be grim stuff, and the likelihood of continued Republican dominance good. The one possible wrench in Democratic party hacks’ suicide plans: Russ Feingold. ------------------
Buying gasoline help Venezuela (tags)
You can buy gasoline and help Venezuela
Time for an Economic Bill of Rights (tags)
It is time for the Democratic Party to put up or shut up.
JOIN Venezuela News & Action, a free weekly bulletin on Venezuelan democracy. (tags)
You can help support Venezuelan sovereignty and stay on top of the latest political events with our concise, once-weekly electronic bulletin.
Whigged Out: The Democrats Have Become a Vestigial Opposition (tags)
They’ll stand tall on small stuff like judicial nominees or a UN ambassador appointment, but when it’s an issue of substance—funding for the war, a pro-lender bankruptcy bill, or the PATRIOT Act, the Democrats are all compromise or cave-in. Where’s the opposition? ----------------
The Vile and Self-Defeating Betrayal That is Bipartisanship (tags)
The Democrats finally had a plan to put a wrench in the Republican juggernaut—a shutdown of the Senate. And what did they do? Let a bunch of sell-out DLC-types blow it with a bi-partisan compromise that will just put more right-wing judges on the appellate bench. ----------------
Bush's democratic rhetoric sets the middle east on fire (tags)
Battling the windmills while Iraq burns By RAMZY BAROUD Special to The Japan Times DOHA, Qatar -- Cast aside the nonsensical rhetoric about U.S. President George W. Bush's ostensibly successful efforts to bolster democratic tendencies "sweeping" the Middle East, and you'll discover that the facts are not so rosy, with Iraq remaining the most horrific reminder. Bush seems to reside over an entirely different world reality when he adamantly presents himself as a visionary whose uppermost concerns are freedom and democracy worldwide, with due emphasis on the Middle East.
Sen. Feingold, Lone Opponent of Original PATRIOT Act, Blasts Secret Plot to Make it Wors (tags)
Sen. Feingold, alone in opposing the PATRIOT Act in '01, blasts the White House attempt to use the Senate Intelligence Committee to produce an even worse bill in secret, behind the back of the Judiciary Committee.
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.
Bush Concealing Imperialist Goals Behind Democratic Rhetoric (tags)
Webster's defines euphemeism as the substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered offensive..Capitlaism has little to do with democracy or freedom or liberty.
Are Bush's Social Security Program and John Bolton Nomination Dumb Ideas or Diversions? (tags)
The Bush Social Security “reform” proposal is so ridiculous, and John Bolton is such a jerk, that you have to wonder: could there be a reason Bush is proposing such stupid things? Maybe they are meant to be outrageous, to keep us ineffectively spinning our wheels while the real dirty business gets done.
KmB Pro-People Youth USA Website Operational (tags)
KmB connects local issues in the U.S. to broader international issues-mainly the National Democratic struggle in the Philippines. This can only be attained by addressing the 3 root problems - imperialism, bureaucrat capitalism, and feudalism. Kabataang maka-Bayan is National Democratic in character because it fights for national sovereignty and interests of the majority of the oppressed masses in the Philippines. www.propeopleyouth.com
Bush's Road Trip: Potemkin Town Meetings and a Potemkin Opposition (tags)
The president is tightly controlling who gets into his Social Security public gatherings. No surprise there. But why aren’t Democrats complaining that tickets are only being offered to Republican members of Congress?
Against Bush's Demagogic Foreign Policy (tags)
The security advisor under President Carter criticizes the delusional US foreign policy and urges recognizing Iran as a stability factor.
HUMAN SUFFRAGE (tags)
The illegal, undocumented, alien community, as defined by America, is persecuted as if they were the political lepers of our country. The inalienable right to vote unequivocally belongs to the people that live, work, and pay taxes where they raise families.
$9B Goes Missing In Iraq-Huge Sum Disappears Without A Trace (tags)
This article is from the Wash. DC IMC: By: Helen Thomas Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration’s pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil.
Response to Help Screaming (Twice) (tags)
They had me scared that someone was going to hurt me, or kill me. I understand the connection now to 9-11 and it is not good. So they kept me in the view of satellite until it was time to do this. In otherwords I have a right to privacy and I don't want to have satellite on my brain or do anything else. Thank You Thomas Matthew Houser Born: 08/15/78
$9B Goes Missing In Iraq-Huge Sum Disappears Without A Trace (tags)
Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration’s pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil.
The Peace Movement Needs to Be More Militant, But Don't Write Off the Democrats Entirely (tags)
It was a mistake for the peace movement to give Kerry a pass during the campaign, and it needs to correct that error by becoming much more militant now. But that doesn't mean wholesale rejection of the Democratic Party.
When Bush Comes to Shove (tags)
When Bush Comes to Shove: Youth Organizing Against Right-Wing and Corporate Power. March 11-13 NYC
Will Dean Make a Difference? (tags)
With Dean at the head of the Democratic Party, will it wtop being a confrontation-averse, Republican-aping, corporate-cash wheedling…and election-losing opposition, or will it start fighting back? The Social Security battle will be a good place to find out whether Dean can still yell.
The Achilles’ Heel(s) of the US War Machine (tags)
- John Doraemi publishes Crimes of the State, at: http://crimesofthestate.blogspot.com/ -
RCP Cries "Wolf" over Fascism (tags)
A comment on RCP's current "Battle for the Future" campaign: Hysteria about "fascism" serves to hide the essential role of the Democratic Party in the political and economic system of imperialism
Chavez: Capitalism must be transcended (tags)
Hands Off VenezuelaCampaign
Democracy in America: Tocqueville (tags)
Despotism of the majority appeared in the two-party system from the start.. Under the flag of sovereignty of the people, the majority become a silenced degraded mass.. In democracy, people become increasingly equal; in industry, people become unequal.
Freedom and Liberty (tags)
“Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” (Calvin 1962)
Dem Feinstein Supports Repub Condi Rice for Sec of State (tags)
Democratic US Senator Dianne Feinstein adores fascist Republican Condoleezza Rice so much that she will introduce her at the confirmation hearings on 1/18/05 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in her effort to become Secretary of State, proving again that there is not a dime's worth of difference between the capitalist Democrats and the capitalist Republicans.
COLOMBIA ELECTION SURPRISE (tags)
The smaller of Colombia's two leftist guerrilla armies has decided to take part in elections, an unprecedented move for the group, the local press reported Thursday.
"The Enemy is on the Run" (tags)
In Iraq the liberators were torturers. Resistance groups call for a global front against American terror. "We didn't cross the oceans to occupy Great Britain or the US and we weren't responsible for September 11.."
GOV. HOWARD DEAN POSTS on APFN.net/ I am providing the first public challenge (tags)
Let's see some action!
ISRAEL HAS ALREADY HELD A REFERENDUM LONG AGO (tags)
It looks at the new Labor-Likud-UTJ government in Israel and reviews the discussion about whether or not to have a referendum over Prime Minister Sharon's Gaza Plan.
Iraqi Labor Movement Fights for Democracy (tags)
As Iraq heads for its January 30 national elections, a free, democratic Iraq is the main goal of its organized working class sector.
Tubbs Jones-Boxer Rebellion in Congress a Big Progressive Win (tags)
Despite the betrayal by conservative Democrats, Kerry and a slimy Democratic leadership, the successful protest in Congress delaying confirmation of Bush’s electoral win is a major progressive victory, permantly staining Bush’s second term with the stench of illegitimacy.
Well, There It Is Lads and Gents....The Glorious American Democratic Elections! (tags)
And we should export this to the rest of the world?
We Need One Senator's Vote Tomorrow (tags)
We Need One Senator's Vote Tomorrow...Barbara Boxer may be the key.
Rep. Conyers to Challenge Stolen Ohio Election on Thursday (tags)
Offering up a report that provides damning and hard-to-refute evidence that Ohio’s election was deliberately stolen for President Bush, Michigan Rep. John Conyers plans to call for Congress to reject the Ohio electors allegedly chosen by Ohio voters.
The Whole Democratic Leadership Should Be Sacked Immediately (tags)
While the pro-corporate leadership of the Democratic Party was busy blowing the US presidential election, they were taking millions from the State Department to join the Republican Party in helping to undermine the government of the Ukraine and—presumably—offering their demonstrab ly inept campaign expertise to Ukraine’s democratic opposition.
Bulldozer without Brakes (tags)
According to a CNN poll in the middle of November, 60% of Americans had a positive opinion of president Bush who proved his manliness..Twelve million American families worried about their daily bread.. However the president plans more tax relief.
Bush's Votergate Mandate? (tags)
New Evidence of Nationwide Voting Fraud
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]
Kerry Supports Ohio Vote Investigation, Jackson says & Fair Tally Rally in Columbus (tags)
The Smilin' Ohioan reports a Democratic candidate "farther down on the ticket" is found to have 257,000 more votes than Sen. Kerry. A developement that dwarves the preliminary gap of 136,000, which should come down when the vote is certified on monday, because the provisionals have been, either tabled or tabulated- as reported by channel 3 news in cleveland.It is not clear what is to be done with all the various precints reporting 100%+ turnouts, ie.-more votes recorded than registered voters. Steven Rosenfield reports Jackson has a sunday rally in Columbus and he is quoted here-“We want to look at the exit polls,” Jackson said, referring to at least two non-partisan Election Day polls, by Zogby and CNN, which gave Kerry 53 percent and 51 percent of the vote, respectively. “We don’t want to be presumptuous, but these numbers in the Butler, Clarmont, Warren and Hamilton counties are suspicious.” & “We need to investigate, coordinate, litigate, recount and recuse," he said, referring to the legitimacy of the Ohio vote. “Mr. Blackwell cannot be both the owner of the team and the umpire.”
Time to Crash the Party (tags)
Instead of bemoaning the Bush election victory and calling Canadian Immigration, progressives should be busy organizing and planning to take over the Democratic Party, so this kind of debacle will not happen yet again.
Bush's Hidden Majority (tags)
Bush's Hidden Majority
"Are USA Citizens Tired of Democracy?" A Response to the Presidential Elections (tags)
Reprint with correction: Joseph McCarthy, not Eugene McCarthy, used threats to cripple the democratic process. With sincere apologies. . . . The public’s tolerance of flagrant violations of candidates’ and voters’ rights indicates yet another instance where sacrifice of individual rights has become acceptable, with the assumption, I suppose, that it will always be the other fellow’s rights that are sacrificed . . .
One Democratic State in Israel/Palestine (tags)
There is need now to build a mass non-violent movement toward a single democratic non-national state, a “politics from below” for a sustainable just future for Israelis and Palestinians, forging bonds of ta'ayush (togetherness) in common struggle, the return of refugees in massive numbers – and inside Israel moving beyond apartheid ethnocracy and its oligarchy.
BTL:Ohio's History of Voter Suppression in African American Community Likely... (tags)
...to Have Affected Election Results ~ Interview with Greg Palast, BBC-TV investigative reporter and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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.
It's Time for the DLC to Go (tags)
Failure by McAuliffe & co. leaves Bush with a mandate for war and repression.
Silver Linings Dept: Russ Feingold Shows Dems the Way to 2008 (tags)
While Kerry’s timid Republican-lite, pro-war, pro-free trade campaign was a loser, progressive Sen. Russ Feingold, running against the war, against the Patriot Act, and against NAFTA, trounced his opponent to win a third term in bellweather Wisconsin, showing Democrats what they need to do to win next time.
Think Your vote Should Coutn? (tags)
Why participate in a fraud? To vote is to collaborate with the disingenuous illusion. But I DO vote,. . . . .
DID GAVIN & GAY MARRAGE KILL KERRY'S BID FOR THE PRESIDENCY? (tags)
As Diane Finstine appeared to night on kgo 7 news she blames Democratic defeats on the gay marrage Issue
What Went Wrong? Wrong Candidate, Lying Media, Ignorant Voters (tags)
For progressives to come back from this election disaster, the first step will have to be to break the corporate media’s stranghold on information, which has produced a nation of uninformed and misled voters (or non-voters).
Looking for memorabilia from the August 14-17, 2000 Democratic Convention Protests (tags)
I am looking for memorabilia/paraphanalia (such as buttons, pins, photos, that kind of stuff) from the August 14-17, 2000 Democratic Convention protests in Los Angeles.
ACT Paid Canvasser Positions Available-Las Vegas (tags)
We pay $10/hr to get trained (3-hr paid training) and do work supporting Democratic candidates and making sure people go to the polls to vote.
Remember the Red and Blue States (tags)
Don't cry for the passage of the democratic government. Weep for the real patriots that will be swept away to the concentration camps or whose blood will cover the streets, but above all else regardless of the outcome remember the red states.
Looking for memorabilia from the August 14-17, 2000 Democratic Convention Protests (tags)
I am looking for memorabilia/paraphanalia (such as buttons, pins, that kind of stuff) from the August 14-17, 2000 Democratic Convention protests in Los Angeles.
Confessions of a Swing State Voter (tags)
It should go without saying that Senator Kerry has supported President Bush in every major policy area during the past few years, including the Iraqi war resolution, No Child Left Behind, Patriot Act, coddling of the Chinese government, and oppression of the Palestinians. Looking to the future, Kerry has promised to "try to" withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of his first term (if circumstances permit). That's quite a promise to those of us who oppose the war! At least four more years of American troops killing and being killed in an occupied country. Kerry's approach to Iraq is identical to that of Bush, except he thinks he can talk some Europeans into sending troops to the quagmire for international political cover.
It Was And Is the Theft of the Election Stupid. (tags)
Could somebody please tell me how this alternate reality appeared totally blotting out the well-documented history of election 2000. The alternate reality I am speaking of is the one that seems to have taken over the minds of the Democratic Party and their party hacks like Paul Bagala a host on CNN's Croosfire who up until Nader announced his candidacy to run for the presidency in 2004 claimed over and over and over again on the air that George Bush and the Republican dominated Supreme Court stole the presidential election in 2000. All across America Democrats screamed about the theft of the election over over and over again.
Jesse Jackson thinks we deserve and explanation for the bulge- what is wrong with Kerry? (tags)
Does anyone think that if the situation were reversed that the Bush camp would let this go?
Bush-Democracy: Problems with Afghanistan Elections (tags)
"Washable ink enabled the friends of US democracy in Afghanistan to manipulate the electionr esults according to their pleasure.. The Afghans fulfilled their election duty without having a serious choice.. Afghan democracy is approaching US conditions.."
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.
Possible Next Steps for the Million Worker March (tags)
Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard to make the MWM a reality. I look forward to seeing everyone in DC. As hard as we have worked, we must work harder still to guarantee the continuation of this great movement for the independent organization of workers and the working class.
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.
It's not about furthering our agenda (tags)
"Any reasonable analysis..must recognize the clear and present danger that Bush and his band of neo-cons and religious end time thinkers represent..They are potentially fascist..The Bush Republican party is serious about endless wars.."
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.
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.
The Republican campaign to suppress the Black vote (tags)
Democrats: Pussycats Against Republicans, But Tigers Against Nader (tags)
Astonishingly, the Democrats had a chance to try and keep George Bush's name off the Florida ballot this November. They took a pass and instead have been fighting, and so far succeeding, in keeping Ralph Nader off instead.
About that Missing and Misspent $87 Billion: Kerry Was Right to Vote No (tags)
Most of the money was supposedly “for the troops” but reports from the front of shortages of everything from bullets to bullet-proof vests suggest it was shifted elsewhere, while the $18 billion designated for rebuilding Iraq is, for the most part, AWOL. Instead of explaining his vote, Kerry should be blasting the Bush administration for corruption and incompetence in misusing the money.
Senator John Kerry and the Democrats are Peeing their Pants Cowards (tags)
Now that campaigning to the far right has failed to get a rise out of the American public all my Democratic Party friends are running around bumping into each other in fear and loathing realizing that the Democratic leadership Council and its lead poisoned leader Al From - who is cowering inside the pup tent he pitched inside the Big Tent to perform by pass surgery on Bill Clinton's heart (which is so full of saturated fat it really does need bypass surgery) so that Clinton could sign the child poverty creating Welfare Reform Act - has led Senator John Kerry down a rabbit hole.
Take the Red/Green Pill -- Join the Green Alliance (tags)
Discontent that the Green Party missed a great opportunity to capitalize upon a giant gulf between the pro-war Democratic Party elite and anti-war rank-and-file Democrats and other voters on the left in 2004? Angry with the Democratic Party's undemocratic violation of voting rights of supporters of Ralph Nader/Peter Camejo and other candidates on the left? Want a political party that grows out of, and in turn helps grow, social movements on the left? Join the Green Alliance.
Some of Kerry's biggest fans are in the press (tags)
Free photographs from 2000 protests (tags)
Free photographs from the protests surrounding the 2000 Los Angeles Democratic National Conventionl.
"Democratic Imperialism" (tags)
"Violent democracy expeditions are in diametrical opposition. The action of the US in Iraq cannot be legitimate and does not further democratization.."
Ten Ways to Become a Better Democrat (tags)
Fellow radicals: recent events have made it clear that the primary task facing good people everywhere is unconditional support for the Democratic Party, the only party capable not only of removing a very, very bad man from office, but also increasing the pay envelope of starving and desperate Nation, Salon, MoveOn, and Sierra Club coffee-coolata-warriors across America. I submit my humble contribution to this effort by offering a list of ten virtues to cultivate in your personal journey towards becoming a better Democrat.
THIRD PARTY POLITICS (tags)
This article is about third party politics, and the role progressives, disgruntled, and discarded voters can play in stirring our country to greener pastures.
THE FIGHTBACK: Students, Youth & the Dump Bush Movement August 13-15, New York City (tags)
Youth Activism Conference
Business Week : Role of Fiercely Pro-Israel Neocon Hawks in Convincing Bush to Go to War (tags)
"The film goes on about filial revenge and oil, but it never ventures onto really touchy turf -- namely the role of fiercely pro-Israel neocon hawks in convincing Bush to go to war. The elephantine Mr. Moore conveniently fails to mention that other pachyderm in the Democratic room. Why didn't Fahrenheit go there, Mr. Moore?"
Anti-Commuinst Democrats Illegally Challenge Socialist Candidate Petitions (tags)
The outrage of the fascist tactics of the stinking, rotten Democratic Party in keeping socialist, Greeen and the Nader-Camejo ticket off ballots has now reached Illinois, proving again that the only reason the Democratic Party exists is to keep the Reds and Greens out of office so as to perpetuate capitalism and the exploitation of the workingclass.
Terror Threats To Be Used for 2004 Election Tampering (tags)
How a "terror threat" might be used to throw the 2004 elections.
Andy Stern and SEIU Offer the Same Worn-Out Policies (tags)
To Many young activists, SEIU is considered the progressive Union. But, in the last analysis, the policies of SEIU's leadership are no different from those of any other AFL-CIO Union. They fail to take on the employers in a serious way and refuse to break politically with the Democratic Party.
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.
Endorse July 25 Protest at Democratic Convention (tags)
Bring the troops home now! Sun. July 25 12 Noon, Boston Common
Democratic Senator Edwards Supports Political Police (tags)
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator John Edwards is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee who not only supports the fascist "Patriot" Act and homeland security bill, he also supports a "domestic intelligence organization" or political police.
Green Strategy 2004-2008 (tags)
How did the David Cobb/Pat LaMarche ticket receive the Green Party nomination? And what does it mean for the Green Party in particular and American politics in general? My conclusion is that the so-called "red states" Greens, by rejecting Ralph Nader/Peter Camejo campaign, first of all served to diminish the Green Party's own strength in the "safe state" of California, ironically without helping the pro-war Democratic Party candidate John Kerry (despite the hope of the Cobb/LaMarche faction) in the most crucial "swing states": Ohio (20 electors/3.6% victory margin in 2000), Florida (27/0.0%), Pennsylvania (21/4.1%), and Michigan (17/5.1%).
KISS YOUR DEMOCRATIC ASS GOODBYE (tags)
Can you imagine casting your vote electronically without any paper trail? The author is concerned the 2004 U.S. Election might again be stolen. AMERICA! DEMAND A TANGIBLE, HUMANLY VERIFIABLE PAPER BALLOT OR KISS YOUR DEMOCRATIC ASS GOODBYE.
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.
Ding Dong The Witch is Dead (tags)
Reagan's death is time to celebrate for working people
Ding Dong The Witch is Dead (tags)
Reagan's passing is a time to celebrate for working people
Jews fear being blamed for Iraqi war (tags)
"If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this."
Jews fear being blamed for Iraqi war (tags)
With a majority of Americans now saying the war in Iraq has not been worth the costs and most of Americans doubting Iraq can be rebuilt successfully, some American Jewish officials are expressing concern that recent comments by a prominent US senator and others blaming Israel for the war could spark a new wave of anti-Semitism.
Politicizing the War (tags)
"On Tuesday morning, a piece was torn out of our world. A patch of blue sky that should not have been there opened up in the New York skyline. In my neighborhood -- I live six blocks from the World Trade Center -- the heavens were raining human beings. Our city was changed forever. Our country was changed forever. Our world was changed forever."
Kerry and McCain Win BIG ! in Elections ‘04 (tags)
At least it’s not Bush, Chaney, Ashcroft and the Neo Convicts.
The Democratic Underground Post Of The Day: We Too Must Become Nazis (tags)
Demonstrates the tang of idiocy conservatives are up against.
5/15 Socialist Pres Candidate at UCLA (tags)
On May 15, 2004 at 12 p.m., a socialist presidential candidate, Bill Van Auken, will speak at UCLA, Ackerman Student Union 308 Westwood Plaza, Room 3517, Los Angeles.
Civic Cinema: A Mini-Festival of Politically-Minded Documentaries (tags)
The documentaries in this series are immediate responses to scary times. It's cinema at its most democratic and relevant.
Dissident wins in record landslide (tags)
The people of South Africa speak. 'AIDS' is a scam and a myth.
Why does Kerry sound like Bush? (tags)
According to the logic of the Democratic Party establishment and their mouthpieces, the only candidate that can beat Bush is the one that’s just as tough as Bush. As for people who actually want to see an end to Bush’s rotten reign--people who opposed the war on Iraq and Bush’s giveaways to Corporate America--they should keep quiet, while Kerry moves to the right to look for more votes.
Beijing's Errant Children (tags)
Now that Hong Kong is anxious for self-rule and Taiwan is serious about nationhood, China is awakening from a dream of a peaceful reunification with its democratic territories -- another round of terror is likely.
If it’s war you want, vote Kerry (tags)
As the Bush administration comes under increasing fire for its decision to attack Iraq, the Democratic contender, John F. Kerry, is profiting from his perceived status as a critic of Bush’s foreign policy. A patrician grandee with a pleasing mix of liberal and patriotic views might seem to many Americans a welcome relief from the bellicose Texan with his faux swagger and his team of men who seem to have ‘military-industrial complex’ written across their menacing foreheads. But if anti-war Americans do elect Kerry for that reason, they will have duped themselves. Warmongering will be worse under Kerry than under Bush, and real peaceniks should therefore vote for Dubya.
The Democrats and “Bush’s war” (tags)
The war being waged against the Iraqi people is not just the criminal enterprise of the Bush administration, but a bipartisan policy. Behind all the hand-wringing by erstwhile Democratic liberals about not “abandoning” the Iraqi people lie the strategic interests of American imperialism in maintaining a military stranglehold over the oil resources of Iraq and the entire Middle East. The election of Kerry will not mean a withdrawal of American troops from the Iraq. They will continue to kill and die there in increasing numbers. Opposition to this slaughter can be advanced politically only through a decisive break with the Democratic party and the emergence of an independent political mass movement of working people determined to fight against war and social inequality.
Air America Radio = Democratic Party Business as Usual (tags)
Fatal Blind Spot (tags)
As Richard Clarke's testimony demonstrated, the Bush administration believed their own campaign rhetoric instinctively rejected the Clinton administration's hard-won wisdom as worthless.
Jimmy Carter Lies Democrats Are Guys. (tags)
On Thursday night this week former president Jimmy Carter destroyed all and any credibility he had as an election observer by blaming Ralph Nader for former Vice President Al Gore's loss in his presidential bid in election 2000. The former president was also insulting toward presidential candidate Ralph Nader by telling him to "go back to umpiring softball games or examining the rear end of automobiles, and don't risk costing the Democrats the White House this year as you did four years ago."
Bush raises $170 Million, Kerry surges to $61 Million (tags)
Bush is aided by a network of 455 top fund-raisers who have each gathered at least $100,000 for the campaign.
Kerry Attacks Venezuela's Chavez (tags)
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has attacked Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a dubious democrat hostile to U.S. interests, delivering a slap in the face to the leftist leader who had portrayed Kerry as a potential friend.
GOP-Corporate PAC funded TX take-over, perhaps illegally (tags)
The group gained financial traction largely by tapping Warren Robold, a Washington-based fund-raiser already affiliated with Americans for a Republican Majority, a political arm of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Sugar Land.
Interview with Dennis Kucinich (tags)
The Indy (http://indy.pabn.org) interviewed Democratic president candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on March 14, 2004, as he campaigned in Normal, Illinois before the Illinois primary
Boycott the Democratic Party for Single Payer Health Care. (tags)
It is time to send the Democratic Party a clear and concise message that we the American public will not vote for any Democrats or write checks for any Democrats or volunteer for any Democrats until Presidential Candidate Senator John Kerry, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe and the majority of elected Democrats as well as elected delegates to the National and state conventions swear an oath to make the "single payer universal health care system" the official health care plank in the Democratic party platform and campaign making the "single payer universal health care system" a central part of all Democratic party communications to the American public leading up to the 2004 elections.
Dissecting the Electable John Kerry (tags)
Terrorist Atrocity in Madrid (tags)
NO TO TERRORISM-STATE OR INDIVIDUAL
Nader Commands Small But Loyal Following (tags)
Terence Courtney, 32, a black community organizer in Atlanta, said he supports Nader because he wants "a shift in the way we allocate our resources so it goes mostly to working people, people of color, women and children and less on building weapons and bombs." Unlike the Democrats, Courtney said, Nader "is telling the truth about the relationships between the government, the military and the corporations."
"What Part of *Over the Rainbow* Do You NOT Understand?" (tags)
Mr. Kerry, who HAS been put to the challenge, but will not commit his own Democratic Party to a principled, honorable platform on the side of human needs, progress for the future and most plainly-Truth.This constrains and weakens the Party's reach. What can we People then expect him to do for America as a whole? It is our necessity to turn away from the insanity of illegal, unilateral, agressive wars against undefined enemies from poor countries.
Democratic frontrunner declares he will be stronger "war president" than Bush (tags)
What makes Kerry’s contribution so valuable, in the eyes of the ruling elite, is that his campaign will deprive the American people of any significant choice on the most basic issue, war and peace. There will be no fundamental change in US foreign policy if Kerry wins the election.
Haiti and Class Struggle (tags)
With the backdrop of peasant uprisings and land seizures in Zimbabwe, and the workers' rebellion in Argentina, the Haitian workers took to the streets four weeks ago -- releasing prisoners, and driving away the police. The Haitian masses in the streets were freeing the captives and burning down police stations.
LA - MARCH 1ST. WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY MOBILIZATION WITH VENEZUELA (tags)
On Monday, March 1, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Federal Building downtown LA, located on the 300 North Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. * TO JOIN THE MARCH 1ST. WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY MOBILIZATION WITH VENEZUELA DEMOCRATIC ELECTED GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT CHAVEZ! * TO DEMAND: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!
Democratic Party? (tags)
The Democratic Party is not a vehicle for ending corporate control of our lives. It is an obstacle to building a new society.
Kucinich: the most unreported story of 2004 (tags)
The most underreported story of the 2004 election is the never-give-up, never-give-in campaign of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) for president. With considerable grassroots support, the Ohio lawmaker has carried his message of world peace, jobs, equality and universal health care across the country. He has done it in the face of a near-total corporate media blackout http://www.pww.org/article/articleview/4838/1/204/
Kucinich in LA tonight and tomorrow! (tags)
Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich will be in LA tonight and tomorrow. Come out and show your support for the Peace candidate!
Nader's Nadir? (tags)
Nader is now publicly calling for the impeachment of the President. It is a reasonable request. Bush has led America into a war based on disinformation and lies. The Republicans attacked Clinton for a cigar and an intern, but the Democrats won't go after Bush for misleading Americans into war. Why? It's simple; the Democrats on the whole supported the illegal invasion, which was piggybacked on the Clinton and Gore Iraq Liberation Act signed back in 1998.
BTL:2004 Presidential Election Campaign To Break All... (tags)
...Spending Records Big contributors get what they pay for. Interview with Charles Lewis, executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Bush Avoids Accountability in Iraq-WMD Blame Game (tags)
Interview with Scott Ritter, former chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
smallDems strategY? Combatative or Creative, Tough Fight Against to Dominate or Fair Fight (tags)
for what IS Right to Nurture..., Kucinich, an honest Friend By, For and Of regular, common working folks, has consistently,steadfastly presented a necessary vision which has inspired an understanding, and burdgeoning realization that his clear plans entail specific actions for Peace, Progress & Prosperity reminding to renew and Reclaim COMMON SENSE of COMMON PEOPLE,COMMON DREAMS, Aspirations motivating UNCOMMON ENERGY TO IN-COMMUNITY CREATE A COMMON DESTINY TO ACHIEVE THIS COMMON GOAL FOR OUR ENTANGLED COMMON FUTURE, by restoring our True Historical standing of Egalitarianism, beacon for Oppurtunity and the happiness of to pursue Life and liberty in a healing Rennaissance Epoch of caring,sharing and courageous daring for sustainable policies from a transparent Sunshine Goverment promoting the Public Interest to advance Domestic wellBEing.
Dean's Rough Ride (tags)
From the narrow perspective [of the party establishment], Dean represented a political Antichrist. The unvarnished way he talked. The glint of unfamiliar, breakthrough ideas in his speeches. His lack of customary deference to party elders (and to the media's own cockeyed definition of reality).
While Dean Conned Anti War Vote Party Bosses Laughed (tags)
Now that the Democratic party bosses have effectively driven the anti-war vote into the ground with more than a little help from the corporate media that gave Governor Dean's campaign the red carpet treatment up until mid December while at the same time purposely ignoring Congressman Dennis Kucinich's campaign Governor Dean's campaign now looks more like a very effective con job
Bush and Kerry kin (tags)
Genealogists call Bush and Kerry kin. Big Isle researchers claim the president and his top opponent are distant cousins.
Kerry Took Cash (tags)
Kerry Took Cash From Chinese Military Intelligence
A better world is possible: The struggle for socialism and democracy (tags)
The best hopes and dreams of the U.S. people do not lie with U.S. big corporations or the extreme right-wing movements they sponsor. In fact, the ultimate interest of the majority of our people is in a more democratic, a more egalitarian, and a more peaceful USA.
Wages up for the well-off, but not for others (tags)
The gap between workers in the 90th earning percentile and the 10th has never been wider. Said Ann Owen, economist at Hamilton College (NY) and former Federal Reserve economist (DC), "we can probably project a future growth in inequality."
Kucinich to be Discriminated Against at "Museum of Tolerance" Debate (tags)
February 22, Los Angeles - The League of Women Voters plans on barring Dennis Kucinich from attending a televised debate of Democratic challengers. He just beat Clark and Edwards in Washington and Maine.
Demand Dems support strike (tags)
Urge workers to demand the Democratic presidential candidates give substantial support to the supermarket strike; expose their false, pro-worker masks
Four More Years of Bush Please! (tags)
I cannot in all conscience support the platforms of any of the so-called front-runners in the Democratic Presidential primary including that of Senator John Kerry. The nebulous description of a universal health care system Senator Kerry is supporting that sounds like a repeat of Clinton's false promise in 92 does not contain the words "Not for Profit Single Payer Universal Health Care System".
So Much for Working Within The System (tags)
A quick look at the ineffectiveness of "working within the system," the demise of Howard Dean, and other progressive candidates. The elite leave few crumbs for the masses.
Feb2nd-15th Lobby the DNC to Support HR2239/S1980 (tags)
Marking exactly 9 months before the presidential election, Febuary 2nd and thru the Feb 15th, will be the time that the Defend Democracy, AmericanVoices Abroad, and United for Peace and Justice election fraud activist groups will be lobbying the Democratic National Committee to send out an action alert in support of HR2239 and S1980.
LIFE AFTER BUSH Conference Updates! (tags)
When Are Nazi Comparisons Deplorable? (tags)
Bush supports object to MoveOn.com's Hitler ad, yet Rush Limbaugh routinely calls women's rights advocates "femi-Nazis" and the NY Post ran a column describing Howard Dean as a Josef Goebbels follower.
Idiot Bastard Son of Lies (tags)
Fear and the Bush presidency
Howard Dean Hype: The Pro-War Views of an "Anti-War" Candidate (tags)
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: To Win in 2004, the Democratic Party Must Reclaim Its Soul (tags)
As Election Day 2004 approaches, Democrats and all liberals must confront the fact that the Bush Reich and neofascists in Congress have pulled the nation's center so far to the right we are about to topple over.
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.]
Clark is the DLC's attempt to maintain control of the Democratic party, (tags)
even at the cost of a Bush win this year.
Peter Camejo: The Avocado Declaration (tags)
A statement on third parties in the US political system.
Imperialists Gloat over Capture of Former Henchman Saddam Hussein (tags)
The American imperialist butchers made clear, yet again, the kind of “democracy” they have in mind for Iraq when U.S. troops yesterday fired into a protest in support of Hussein in a town west of Baghdad, killing three people.
Hey, They're Taking Slash-and-Burn to Extremes! (tags)
Republican leaders are deploying scorched-earth tactics, as if they ruled the nation 80-20, not 51-49, because cooperating with Democrats would cost even more votes from the conservatives.
The Permanent Revolution: Battle cry of the 21st Century (tags)
On the trotskyist review Marxism Alive 2 - October 2000
Dennis Kucinich: Candidate of the left? (tags)
Kucinich opposed busing programs to integrate Cleveland schools. Before the issue had even taken hold locally, he made a point to introduce a resolution in the city council asking Congress to oppose busing as a means of integration. While Kucinich supported social and economic programs that would benefit the white immigrant neighborhoods that made up the majority of the district he represented, he disparaged similar improvements in Black neighborhoods. One of his campaign workers remarked in 1972 that Kucinich has "learned to play dirty pool…. It’s a racial issue. There are a lot of bigots in that district and someone has to represent them, let’s face it."9
''They want to ram their agenda down America's collective throat'' (tags)
With an extremist, dominating Republican party in control, we have lost our system of checks and balances, and ANY functional national forum for the meaningful public debate.
humanitarian assistence (tags)
This programme of humanitarian assistance providing medicines for the Lake Tanganiyka region, will benefit refugees in the Lugufu I & II refugee camps, situated 80 km from the Tanzanian city of Kigoma, on the coast of Lake Tanganiyka. The refugees in these camps are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and number 70,000.
The Campaign of Hate and Fear (tags)
Am I saying that critics of the war aren't patriotic? Not at all--I'm a critic of some aspects of the war. What I'm saying is that those who try to paint the bleakest, most anti-American, and most anti-Bush picture of the war, whose purpose is not criticism but deception in order to gain temporary political advantage, those people are indeed not patriotic. They have placed their own or their party's political gain ahead of the national struggle to destroy the power base of the terrorists who attacked Americans abroad and on American soil.
Web Address To Help Dean's Campaign (tags)
Web Address to Help Dean's Campaign: http://www.deanforamerica.com/site/PageServer?pagename=emailSignup&s_oo=Uwnsw PoOSyePLhYs3lnipg..
Fight of the Week: Dennis “Media Killer” Kucinich Versus Ted “The Trivializer” Koppel. (tags)
In New Hampshire Debate, Democratic Underdogs Refuse To Take Media Bully Lying Down
It?s been a good year (tags)
The extreme Left has made a terrible strategic mistake shacking up with the Islamists. In one sense, they?re not as incompatible as they might appear: Islamism may be religious in origin but in its political form it is simply this decade?s brand of oppressive statism, as communism was before it. But the only question now is how deeply this strategic error infects the less insane Left. On National Public Radio the other day, Howard Dean advanced the theory that the Saudis had tipped off Bush about 9/11 in advance. When the Democratic presidential front-runner is cheerfully wearing his tinfoil hat in public, it?s no wonder the other fellows are scrambling to sound just as loopy.
Green win could have impact beyond city race (tags)
Shaggy-haired Matt Gonzalez, darling of the young, the hip and the non-propertied classes, is within striking distance of an upset in next Tuesday's mayoral runoff. If the 38-year-old lawyer wins, this overwhelmingly Democratic city of 791,000 would become the USA's largest to be run by a Green mayor.
Bush & the Democrats: Liars in the service of imperialist conquest (tags)
Despite all their bickering with Bush, the Democrats too can scarcely contain their glee about the unchallenged power of U.S. armies of world conquest. After all, the Democrats like the Republicans are in the pockets of the big capitalists who want their domination of the world defended at all costs.
The Democratic Candidates Are Too Dumb To Be President (tags)
They say Bush is dumb. Duh!!!
The Democrats don’t deserve our support (tags)
There is no reason to assume, as many do, that a Gore presidency would have avoided war after September 11. Clinton oversaw UN-sponsored sanctions against Iraq that led to the deaths of more than 1 million Iraqis, and U.S. warplanes dropped bombs on Iraq almost daily during his time in office. And Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998, calling for the U.S. "to seek to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein." Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admits in a recent Foreign Affairs article, "I personally felt [Bush’s new Iraq] war was justified on the basis of Saddam’s decade-long refusal to comply with UN Security Council resolutions on weapons of mass destruction."
The Corporate Media's Numbers Racket (tags)
he number of times the corporate media have published articles, radio and television news stories about and interviewed Gov. Howard Dean on his run for the presidency of the United States of America compared to the other candidates running in the Democratic party presidential nomination process is running at approximately 30% more in Governor Dean’s favor.
Bush Toady Tom Daschle Shows HIs True Colors: YELLOW & GREEN! (tags)
"Leading Democrats" Tom Daschle announced he plans to vote FOR the infamous Bush-Cheney energy bill - the biggest corporate giveaway in US history. Is it any wonder the public is chronically disgusted and enraged by the untrustworthiness and spinelessness of the Democratic party???
Why the Democrats are afraid of Howard Dean (tags)
Both power centers of the Democratic establishment — the Kennedy left and the Clinton middle — are frantic at the prospect of losing control of their party to Howard Dean. They fear a McGovernesque debacle that would hand the G.O.P. a super-majority in the Senate.
Bush - A Crazed Mattoid (tags)
Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
Reparations Tribunal Subpoenas George Bush and Other Officials (tags)
George W. Bush Called to Answer for U.S. Government International Law Crimes Against African People
Republicans Strip 'No War Profiteering' Section (tags)
The White House and the House Republicans took out a section of a bill that would have imposed stiff penalties for war profiteering. With one-party rule in Washington, there will be no oversight (and no penalties) if anyone steals any (or all) of the $87 billion dollars President George Bush wants to spend on the US - Iraq War
Dean Cloaks Himself in the Flag (tags)
Hell yeah! If he just had Strom Thurmond on his ticket to run as his vice President, Dean would have my vote!
Democracy Or ‘The Lieberman Effect,’ The Choice Is Ours (tags)
All is not right in the valley. That’s right, all is not right in the valley of democracy. (In theory, that is.) That would be the assertion Democratic nomination presidential candidate Senator Joe Lieberman is ‘unintentionally’ conveying as he tries to distinguish his message from the growing ‘anti-occupation’ sentiment which grows amongst the Democratic primary faithful as mid-west Republican angst rises with President Bush’s domestic farm policies.
Howard Zinn Speaks against the War and for Social Jusctice (tags)
Howard Zinn Speaks against the War and for Social Jusctice
TREND: Urban Jews becoming moderate Republicans (tags)
The "Coleman Republicans," most of whom are running in heavily Jewish districts -- and several of whom are Orthodox or observant -- are not shy about leveraging issues of Jewish concern to further their candidacies, like Israel.
Democrat Senator Zell Miller on the 9 Democrat Candidates (tags)
Democratic Sen. Miller Backs Bush in 2004
New Democratic Party Seal (tags)
New seal of Democratic Party
FIVE Peace & Justice books by MIKE PALECEK (tags)
Palecek is an Iowa author, former federal prisoner for peace; former Catholic seminarian; former Iowa/MN/Nebr. newspaper reporter; was the Iowa Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. House, 5th District, 2000 election. Palecek lives in Sheldon, Iowa with Ruth, Sam and Emily.
Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior (tags)
It is this obviousness with Bush’s stalking-horse Clark that offends even the weakest minds. The obviousness that the vast majority of all the people, all the time, never even see at all. Lincoln was wrong!
Call to resist the Democratic National Convention, Boston, July 2004 (tags)
Come defend Boston, July 2004.
Peter Camejo on the Recall (tags)
Subject: Peter Camejo on the Recall
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.
Halliburton caught overcharging US in Iraq (tags)
WASHINGTON - Two Democratic lawmakers say Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton, is gouging U.S. taxpayers while importing gasoline into Iraq. The Houston-based company contends it is paying the best price possible.
Lawmaker disavows anti-Jewish comment (tags)
Rep. Max Burns (BA-R) tries to mend fences after failing to condemn supporter's "jew boy" remark about a political rival.
Retired General Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior and The Grey Men (tags)
Should Wesley Clark win the primary nomination for president for the Democratic party, America loses and Bush wins; or Clark wins the general election and America loses. America loses and Empire the only winner.
The Corporate Media Engineers an Election By the Numbers (tags)
Never has there ever been a more profound example of the corporate media engineering an election and yes I mean a more profound example than even election 2000.
Caiifornia recall debacle ends just as I predicted (tags)
A few months back I wrote a short piece arguing that the Republicans would win the recall vote, unless they gave up their attempt to salvage Davis's position. I sent that piece to Buzzflash, which chose not to publish it. Now my forecasts have been proven sound. When will Democrats learn?
Kucinich Proposes Unconditional Surrender in Iraq (tags)
Six out of ten Americans can't name a single one of the Democratic Presidential candidates. Dennis Kucinich is trying to get noticed by proposing unconditional surrender in Iraq. Ann nails the Democrats (again).
GRAY DAVIS PLEASE RESIGN (tags)
We know its ridiculous. We know the recall is unfair. We know you have committed no crime no misdemeanor as should be the standard to recall a Governor. However, in order to save this state and this nation from electing another bad actor as Governor, Gray Davis must step up and take one for the Democratic Party and resign.
Say no to the California recall and Schwarzenegger the Liar (tags)
Schwarzenegger said in his announcement on Jay Leno’s show that he would not accept special interest money and would be beholden to no one but “the people.” Then he turned around and raised millions from special business interests for his campaign, including from at least one company that violated environmental laws. He is just another lying, hypocritical Republican.
NORML's Keith Stroup/The Kucinich Cannabis Connection. (tags)
Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich's connection to the Cannabis issue and an interview with Norml's Keith Stroup.
Lefty Hooligan Breaks it Down for Activists (tags)
You can't tell the players without a program. Lefty Hooligan, an old timer in the left scene, breaks it all down for you. This article is a few years old, but nothing much has changed, and the various organizations discussed are still around. Cults of personality tend to have long lives. Just look at Lyndon Larouche's longevity.
Teddy Kennedy: What a Whrongheaded Fool! (tags)
The custom among many has long been to ignore, where feasible, the mental belchings of the senior senator from Massachusetts on the theory that,
Interview with Key Leader of Venezuelan Workers Movement Pedro Eusse (tags)
Pedro Eusse is the Secretary General of the Food and Beverage Union, and the Secretary General of the United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CUTV). The United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers is currently the country’s main trade union federation and plays an important role in defending the patriotic, national democratic government headed by Hugo Chavez.
Howard Dean: Assclown (tags)
None of the Democrats has the guts to come out and demand that U.S. forces turn tail and run when the going gets tough. If only one of them had the courage to demand cowardice like a real Democrat!
Zogby: Dean vs Un-Dean (tags)
Will Democrats choose a candidate who is an "electable moderate" or a "fighter for principles"? Both sides have a political case to make.
Ann Coulter: The Conservative's Muse (tags)
Ann Coulter is on a roll, however. She has clearly orchestrated her career as the outspoken, muse of the far right; the babe of the neo-cons, the conservative's Tokyo Rose. Some might suggest she saw the writing on the wall and knew she had a good thing. Perhaps so. Perhaps not. Perhaps she believes the bilge she tosses out as truth. That possibility is even more startling.
Is Dean the Blackest White Candidate We Can Find? (tags)
It's a given that black candidates are unelectable. So who's the most black-friendly white candidate the Democrats have to offer?
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?
Four More Years? (tags)
With polls showing that up to 16% of the electorate is philosophically libertarian, this could be the real swing vote in 2004. Will libertarians decide that the Democratic candidate is the lesser of two evils for once? Or will they simply stay home in disgust on Election Day?
California Governor Election and PFP/Labor Events (tags)
California Governor Election and PFP/Labor Events:
MLK, 40 Years, a Donkey, the Deregulation and Blackout of Our Civil Rights! (tags)
Yesterday I witnessed the most incredible irony as I monitored the corporate media. George Bush was giving a speech yesterday afternoon in front of a friendly only crowd of Marines when he stated "May God continue to bless America".
Another 'Tour de Force' Article from Ann Coulter (tags)
California: The Democrat's Laboratory. The host organism dies.
Democrats Against Democracy (tags)
There is no parallel between the 2004 election and 1992. It's a whole different ballgame.
What is going on in Iraq today? An Iraqi view (tags)
Raid Fahmi is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP). He represented the ICP at the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Athens, Greece, June 19-20, 2003.
The death of the lesser of two evils: if not Camejo, then Flynt! (tags)
When Real Politics gloriously and excitingly raises its head in the recall effort, many leftists bleat nervously about Republican plots, and the need to rally to the Democratic Party and its man in Sacramento.
Kucinich on C-SPAN (tags)
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) speaks to Democratic caucus members in Ottumwa, IA. This forum was one of a series hosted by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin with Democratic presidential candidates. 90 Minutes
Petition to Howard Dean for Clarification of Stance on I/P Conflict (tags)
Time to corner and expose the "good Doctor"
Democrats Considered "Too Liberal" (tags)
If Democrats are considered "too liberal", what does that make those who consider Democrats to be right-wing fascist?
6:/7:PM MON -- EXCELLENT FRESH AIR PROGRAM ON U.S. OVERTHROW OF DEMOCRATIC IRAN! (tags)
6:/7:PM MON -- EXCELLENT FRESH AIR PROGRAM ON U.S. OVERTHROW OF DEMOCRATIC IRAN!
TOTAL RECALL (tags)
Let's transform the "Recall Davis" campaign into one of "Total Recall" of all Democratic and Republican candidates.
Ann Coulter exposes liberal hypocrisy (again). (tags)
Ann exposes the hypocrisy of the Democrats on Uday & Qusay, the war, etc. After years of defending Clinton, liberals love the piquant irony of calling Bush a liar.
GOP slammed for ‘police state tactics’ (tags)
WASHINGTON – An angry melee July 17 in which Ways and Means Chair Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) called out the Capitol police to evict Democratic House members from a congressional meeting room is part of a ruthless Republican “power grab,” warn lawmakers, labor, and other grassroots advocates.
Nader Backs Kuccinich For Prez (tags)
Kucinich swore off corporate donations and relies heavily on relatively small fund-raisers such as a breakfast Saturday with about 40 supporters and community activists, where he waved his labor union card in calling for a "workers' White House."
1,401,285 for Recall of Gov Davis (tags)
1,401,285 signatures as of 7/12/03 have been collected to recall the worst governor in California's history, Gov. Davis, who has cost the taxpayers millions of dollars to pay for prison-concentration camps, the death penalty and private power.
With the resistance of iranian people (tags)
The Charter of the Organization of Iranian People's Fedayee Guerrillas on the Treshhold of the Twent First Century
Al Sharpton (tags)
Why you should vote for Al Sharpton.
D&N: Education, Paideia and Democracy (tags)
The New Issue of "DEMOCRACY & NATURE" The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy is entirely devoted to the question of education, which is one of the main victims of neoliberal globalisation.
3 Minutes To Stop Media Monopoly (tags)
We actually have a very good chance of overturning decades of corrupt media policy making in this country
BTL:Presidential Candidate Warns Against GOP Cover-Up of... (tags)
...Iraq War Intelligence Manipulation. Interview with Dennis Kucinich, Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
NO TO BUSH - NO TO THE DEMOCRATS (tags)
GREEN PARTY SETS SITES FOR 2004 PRESIDENTIAL RACE (tags)
GREEN PARTY SETS SITES FOR 2004 PRESIDENTIAL RACE - ENDS MYTH OF DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE SUPPORT
Traveling With Bad Companions (tags)
Western supporters of the Palestinian cause are morally blind.
Gov Davis' Thugs Terrorize Democracy (tags)
Gov Davis' organized crime thugs are busy terrorizing recall petitioners, who are enabling us to exercise our democratic right to sign a recall petition. The Recall procedure was won by progressives about 100 years ago, and we cannot let any fascist attack it for any reason whatsoever, regardless of who is paying for the recall.
The Myth of McCarthyism (tags)
Broken Clock Leftist fifth column trash love that word "McCarthyism", almost as much as their other buzzwords. You know like racist, fascist, homophobe, xenophobe, ad nauseam...
America Betrayed by Cowardly Citizens (tags)
Today's version of the heroic Nathan Hale would fall to his knees, beg for mercy, and swear fealty to the British crown. A 21st century Patrick Henry would no doubt argue that homeland security trumps personal liberty. Benedict Arnold would make the rounds of the TV talk shows, lauded as an "heroic pragmatist." In a land of wimps, the dimwit is king--such is the dismal state of post-9/11 America.
VOTE KUCINICH IN 6/24-25 MOVEON.ORG PRIMARY (tags)
Vote for the only peace and justice Democratic candidate Dennis Kucinich in the MoveOn.org primary Tues 6/24 and Wed 6/25.
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
BTL:Progressive Groups Gather in Washington, D.C. to "Take Back America" (tags)
Interview with Yaniz Iczkovits, Israeli reservist and cofounder of "Courage to Refuse," conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
False Patriotism (tags)
Pseudo-American "Patriotic" Global Subliminal Terrorism!
Anti-Women Gov Davis Faces Certain Recall (tags)
The latest act of anti-women Gray Davis is to have his lackeys hold rallies for him, claiming he is pro-choice and for that reason alone, he should stay in office. Not to be outdone, the 6/11/03 SF Bay Guardian has an editorial cartoon condemning the recall of pro-PG&E Gray Davis. The Recall campaign is clearly succeeding in spite of this stupidity.
Where are all those Iraqi weapons? (tags)
“Where are the weapons of mass destruction?” That is the first of many awkward questions George W. Bush faces as the vaunted victory in Iraq unravels in chaos. Another question is: “How long will the occupation last and how much will it cost?”
Texas Democrats defy GOP power grab (tags)
ARDMORE, Okla. – The power grab by President George W. Bush, his advisor Karl Rove, and U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay to redraw Texas congressional districts in order to send up to seven new right-wing extremists to the U.S. House of Representatives suffered a serious setback when 53 Democratic lawmakers on May 12 boycotted the Texas House of Representatives.
My Dream (tags)
Is that the whole world will be a place of social justice. . . like China, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, North Korea and, of course, Cuba. Viva Comrade Fidel!
Practice to Deceive-- Chaos in the MiddleEast is not the Bush hawks' nightmare scenario-- (tags)
"In short, the administration is trying to roll the table--to use U.S. military force, or the threat of it, to reform or topple virtually every regime in the region, from foes like Syria to friends like Egypt, on the theory that it is the undemocratic nature of these regimes that ultimately breeds terrorism. So events that may seem negative--Hezbollah for the first time targeting American civilians; U.S. soldiers preparing for war with Syria--while unfortunate in themselves, are actually part of the hawks' broader agenda."
Recall Gray Davis-Dump the Democrat-Republicans (tags)
Sign the Recall Gray Davis Petition. Circulators: Be sure to circulate the petition in Los Angeles and the other 57 counties. The Democratic Party is just a twin of the Republican Party. To get rid of Gray Davis is to finally get rid of the California Democratic Party, the twin warmongering, death penalty, capitalist party of the Republicans. One capitalist party is bad enough.
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich speaks in L.A.--photo story (tags)
Photos from a photo essay about an appearance by Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in L.A. The complete photo essay is at http://www.slumdance.com/blogs/brian_flemming/archives/000073.html
BTL:Democratic Presidential Candidate Explains His Opposition to... (tags)
... Bush Administration's War in Iraq. Interview with Dennis Kucinich, Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Republican Party Behind California's Budget Woes (tags)
Republican Party's behind California's budget problems leading to major assaults on education, particularly at community colleges
The Lone Ranger Rides Again (tags)
Let it be said before we know the outcome of the war in Iraq that America and the world are inordinately lucky to have George W. Bush as America's president.
Which way forward for the development of a powerful anti-war movement? (tags)
Thousands of serious activists are giving thought to all questions related to the development of an anti-war movement that can strike even more powerful blows against this latest round of imperialist wars. This article represents an effort to directly confront the most serious questions related to the development of the anti-war movement.
Proudhon and the Subject of Nationalities (tags)
Proudhon and the Subject of Nationalities
Democratic Socialism: A Transformational Project (tags)
Democratic socialism as a transformational process could remedy the social coldness and ecological blindness of neoliberalism and its total absolute market. This article is translated from the German in: Utopie kreativ 2000.
FEB 15 ORAGNGE COUNTY ACTIONS! (tags)
Progressive Anti-War Presidential Candidate? (tags)
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)is a progressive Democrat opposed to war and "free" trade who is considering a bid for President. He refuses to put corporations and profits over people and he is not afraid to stand up for the common folk!
Activists occupy Venezuelan embassy in Australia (tags)
With today's peaceful occupation of the Venezuelan Embassy, solidarity activists intended to highlight the repeated coup attempts in Venezuela and the US-sponsored civil war in neighbouring Colombia. Activists expressed their support for the elected government of Venezuela and the formation of a new clandestine government of Colombia.
BTL:One Year After Argentina's Economic Collapse... (tags)
...Citizens Building Democratic Community Institutions. Interview with Todd Tucker, of the Center for Economic Justice, conducted by Between The Lines'Scott Harris
The WSF and a “Movement of Movements” (tags)
Israel kicks Arabs out of its parliament
The Fight for Iran's Democratic Ideals (tags)
Over the weekend thousands of Iranian students continued their protests to demand political reform. Their voices were raised in support of Hashem Aghajari, the college professor who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. But the student movement is broader than dissent over one injustice.
BTL:Conservative Democratic Leadership Council Biggest Loser in 2002 Election (tags)
Interview with Manning Marable, professor of history and political science at Columbia University conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.
The bankruptcy of the anti-Americanists (tags)
The End of An Era
Please Email Rep. Andrews Now! (tags)
U.S. Representative Andrews of the state of New Jersey was justifying the attack on the Palestinian populace on Fox News Channel today. Email him with your opinions!
California at a Crossroad? (tags)
There are many economic indications that the U.S.A. Titanic may be on the brink of sinking. Will California go down with it, or is it time for us in Cali to break away and become a lifeboat?
Direct Democracy and the Global Justice Movement (tags)
People often ask what the so-called "anti-globalization" movement is actually for. The usual response is that we're for a lot of things, ranging from ecological sustainability to racial equality; but if there's one theme at the very center of the movement, which really sets it apart from social movements that have come before, it's its dedication to direct democracy.
Union members run for Congress (tags)
Even a brief look at the make-up of the 107th Congress helps explain why workers are catching hell these days. Yes, it is true that there are “friends of labor” who have 100 percent AFL-CIO voting records, but they find themselves out-gunned in a Congress whose 535 members include 150 millionaire lawyers, bankers and other business people.
Ga. Newcomer Turns to Jews To Oust Rep. McKinney's Dad (tags)
ATLANTA — After mounting a successful campaign to encourage thousands of Republican voters to oust Rep. Cynthia McKinney in last week's Democratic primary, a small group of Atlanta-area political operatives are hoping for Jewish backing in their bid to unseat her father from his seat in the Georgia State House.
Today's Voice: Video of Cheney Touting Arthur Andersen (tags)
The Media tells us what is wrong with the world; Voice4change will tell you what to do about it! Our member organizations are busy organizing, so we want to bring their message to you. Our affiliates are doing great work every day. They need your support…We will be their link to you. Sign on to www.voice4change.org
Anti-Democratic developments on the Israeli parliamentary scene (tags)
Dear friends, It is our sad duty to bring to your attention a set of very serious and dangerous developments on the Israeli parliamentary scene. The ruling coalition, headed by the Likud and the Labor Party, has given its support to a set of recently adopted draconic measures. These new laws are cynically aimed at canceling the representation our faction, the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality and that of the Arab lists, which together hold ten seats in the 120 member Israeli Knesset.
Yes - Cuba IS democratic (tags)
votes are in If any of you doubters haven't yet pulled your heads in, we have it confirmed. Cuba is democratic and their people have embraced socialism.
Political Strategy: PFLP (tags)
The strategic vision of the PFLP is based on the following: 1. liberation from Israeli occupation 2. construction of a democratic society 3. recognition that the Palestinian people are an integral part of the Arab Nation 4. recognition that the Palestinian struggle is part of the international, democratic struggle toward liberation, progress, democracy, and social justice
Democratic Media Webcast from Japan (tags)
Radio LavaLamp Program 2, Osaka, Japan 12-hour webcast in support of Democratic media.
My Resignation from the Democratic Party (tags)
The United States has effectively become a military dictatorship with a mere window dressing of democracy. This is unacceptable to myself and to the immortal soul of the Constitution of the United States of America.
Some Important Points about Afghanistan (tags)
The direct result of the Najib coup was murder of 1,000's of people. When the Soviet forces occupied the country they used anti-personnel mines to limit opposition groups. Today over 1 million Afghani's live in refugee camps in Iran while nearly 2 million live in refugee camps in Pakistan. This demonstrates the value of national boundaries.
RAWA's Statement on the Northern Alliance's Entry into Kabul (tags)
RAWA acknowledges, in the below statement, that the retreat of the Taliban from Kabul is, indeed, a positive development. However, the Northern Alliance has a very bloody history of its own; and RAWA calls on the world community to assist the people of Afghanistan in their efforts to build a peaceful future where basic human rights become a cornerstone of Afghan society.
Bicyclists Arrested at DNC Sue L.A. (tags)
Bicyclists riding in the Critical Mass bike ride during the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles sue L.A. for civil rights violations.
Assembly Speaker-Designate Wesson Keynotes Freedom Banquet (tags)
Herb Wesson, L.A.-area Assemblymember and designated next-in-line for Speaker, keynoted the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club’s annual Freedom Banquet November 5 and provided its emotional highlight. Wesson’s account of his own childhood experiences as both a victim of anti-African-American discrimination and a perpetrator of discrimination against Queers, from which he learned to see both kinds of prejudice as equally wrong, moved the Democratic Club audience.
"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
For California's Independence (tags)
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT IN THESE DIRE TIMES: We must not continue to be held hostage to U.S. monopoly finance KKKapital!!!
Democrat Lantos Representing Republican Bush in South Africa (tags)
Democratic San Francisco/San Mateo Congressperson Tom Lantos is a member of the delegation representing the Republican George Bush, II's administration at the UN conference on racism in South Africa, and participated in the shameful exit, along with the US puppet, Israel, when that conference proposed a resolution condemning the racist actions of the government of Israel.
Bipartisanship:GWB & Hillary (tags)
Birds of a feather do flock together. Take, for example, election fraud "president" Bush and the Democrats. On July 10, 2001, flying to New York City from Washington, D.C. on Air Force One with this viciously reactionary, Republican, election-frauding president was Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, whose reactionary deeds as President clearly demonstrated that there is not a dime's worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans.
Bush Reps to Push for 'Fast Track' Trade Authority (tags)
Bush wants to kill the planet, and the non-millionaires just that much faster!!!
Doctrinaire Unilateralism (tags)
Over the years, American leaders have insisted that the nation's real power comes not from its military might nor from its economic clout, but from the universal appeal of America's democratic ideals. NOT ANYMORE!
Photo: Public Power Activists Crash Democratic Party Energy Hearings in Oakland (tags)
While Bush did his thing in Southern California - Democratic Congressional Representatives did their thing at an "Energy Hearing" in Oakland. (Republished from SF Indymedia)
Photo: Public Power Activists Crash Democratic Party Energy Hearings (tags)
While Bush did his thing in Southern California - Democratic Congressional Representatives did their thing at an "Energy Hearing" in Oakland, CA.
Bush Coming To Southern California (tags)
Bush Heading to State This Month
Coup Watch, Britain (tags)
What if they pulled a coup and nobody noticed ?
COUP WATCH: Duval County -- Void Ballots in Rep. County Highest in Dem. Areas (tags)
Republicans have tried to counter Democratic claims that Palm Beach County double-punched ballots were unusual by pointing to Duval County, a Republican stronghold. Now it turns out that the voided ballots in Duval County (Jacksonville) were concentrated in Democratic sections. Further statistical analysis confirms story--and adds significant new information.
COUP WATCH: Duval County -- Voided Ballots in Rep. County Cluster in Dem. Areas (tags)
Republicans have tried to counter Democratic claims that Palm Beach County double-punched ballots were unusual by pointing to Duval County, a Republican stronghold. Now it turns out that the voided ballots in Duval County (Jacksonville) were concentrated in Democratic sections. IMC's statistical analysis confirms story.
Rich Media, Poor Democracy (tags)
Robert McChesney's "Rich Media, Poor Democracy" (The New Press, 1999) destroys the assumption that a society drenched in commercial information "choices" is a democratic one.
Challenging the Wealth Primary (tags)
Summary: There are moments in our nation's history when a tradition that we once thought constitutional becomes constitutional no more. The history of the right to vote in this country includes, in fact, a series of such moments. Today, we must face up to the newest voting-rights barrier: the "wealth primary"--a direct analogy of the racist all-white primaries of the past.
Want to buy the new IMC doc "Crashing the Party?" (tags)
Buy a VHS copy of the new IMC documentary for $10 at our LA screenings or at the Long Bch. Nader Rally on Fri. at our IMC table. To buy via mail for $12, call (310) 458-6566.
Protest in LA: Unmasking the Democratic Convention (tags)
Independent documentary on Democratic Convention protests is now available.
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Seventh (tags)
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Seventh Educate citizens to participate in the democratic process.
From Battle of LA to Boston October 3 Protest (tags)
Time for Battle of LA veterans/survivors to use non-corporate-sponsored Independent Revolutionary Media Centers to mobilize anti-corporate Movement activists to protest in Boston on October 3 against the Rigged PResidential Debate and the Rigged U.S. presidential election?
TUCSON DNC SOLIDARITY PROTEST (tags)
ARIZONA-SONORA JUSTICE ALLIANCE TUCSON ACTION 8.16
WSWS: Los Angeles police attack protesters at Democratic convention (tags)
A spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union has denounced Monday night's attack by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on protesters and others outside the Democratic Party National Convention as “nothing less than an orchestrated police riot.” In a letter to the city attorney, Daniel Tokaji, staff lawyer for the Southern California ACLU, said, “The LAPD has not merely failed to protect demonstrators' right to free speech, it has run roughshod over them.” [...]
Clinton's speech to the Democratic convention (tags)
In his speech Monday night to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Bill Clinton displayed his most distinctive political asset—his talent for sounding “left” while advancing right-wing policies. As reflected in the enthusiastic response from the delegates on the convention floor, he was very much in his element.
Scores join tense protest carnival (tags)
This is an article from my local "News"paper. This just sets another example of how the "media" screw it up.
Rob Morse: "A walk on the wild side" (tags)
Amazingly good column in a mainstream paper.
Working Assets Media: Corporate Media In Disguise? (tags)
Is Working Assets media really a for-profit corporate alternative media?
Police Attack Organized Labor at Staples Rally; Leaders Demand Apology (tags)
Monday night's Staples Center rally was an officially sanctioned labor event. Labor has been and will remain an essential component of the Seattle coalition regardless of the wishful thinking of some. When the LAPD attacked those attending the Staples Center rally, they were also attacking organized labor. We demand an apology. An injury to one is an injury to all!
Victory in Philly and Onward to LA! (tags)
On aug. 1 thousand took to the streets to protest the criminal injustice system, and in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal. These actions were victorious. We pledge to continue the struggles at the Democratic National Convention in LA and beyond!
report on cnn.com (tags)
Police arrested 95 people -- nearly half of them animal rights activists -- as thousands of protesters staged demonstrations near the site of the Democratic National Convention for a second night.
A Message from the International Longshore & Warehouse Union to D2KLA (tags)
letter of support from ILWU to D2KLA
Arizona-Sonora Justice Alliance Takes On Republicrats; Turns Up the Heat On Gore (tags)
Arizona activist alliance news release for 8.14-15
Camcorder Owners: Take to the L.A. Streets! (tags)
Media Alliance, a San Francisco Bay Area media activist organization, sent out a "call to action" today for grassroots video coverage of police civil rights violations against non-violent protesters at the Democratic Convention. "In the age of Rodney King and the Ramparts scandal, police misconduct can and will be documented and televised," said Andrea Buffa, Media Alliance’s executive director.
Tar DNC Officials in Digs at Mirimar; Feather Them with Stalinist Drab! (tags)
Listener-Sponsored Independent Media (tags)
Soros Gave Over $200,000 To Democrats (tags)
Billionaire Global Speculator Soros helps fund Democratic Party, while Democratic Party-linked foundations help subsidize certain alternative media organizations.
Organized Labor to Take Part in Democratic Convention Protests (tags)
Organized labor has announced plans to take part in the D2K protests.
DEMOCRATIZE THE DEBATES! (tags)
The Commission on Presidential Debates (established in 1987 by the Republican and Democratic parties) intends to exclude Ralph Nader, a candidate polling 8% nationally (over 6 million people!), thereby silencing the voice of millions of Americans.
censoring vs. ranking (tags)
Gore Concedes Progressive Vote to Ralph Nader (tags)
Al Gore announces centrist vice-presidential running mate Joseph Lieberman, and concedes the progressive vote to Green Party candidate Ralph Nader.
Democratic Party of CA Passed Resolution for Peltier Clemency (tags)
The Democratic Party of California passed a unanimous resolution in support of Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier (text below).
City Agrees to Let Protesters Use Area Closer to Staples (tags)
Convention: Officials yield to pressure from a judge and the Democratic Party. But demonstrators say they won't be confined.
Protesters Targeting DNC (tags)
Protestors who swarmed recent world trade and banking summits in Seattle and Washington are targeting the Democratic National Convention with plans for sophisticated acts of civil disobedience. Some demonstration planners, hoping to rally 30,000 protesters, are promising a carnival-like convergence of activists for the Aug. 14-17 convention.
democratic party wrapping just got spoiled (tags)
Call to Action for Domestic & Global Justice (tags)
Challenge the Democratic and Republican parties this summer in Philadelphia and Los Angeles! Now is the time to take action for domestic and global justice!
STOP POLICE GUNS AT DEM. CONV.STOP POLICE GUNS AT DEM. CONV. (tags)