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The United States Intelligence Community (tags)
The Washington Post reported in 2010 that there were 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies in 10,000 locations in the United States that were working on counterterrorism, homeland security, and intelligence, and that the intelligence community as a whole would include 854,000 people holding top-secret clearances. According to a 2008 study by the ODNI, private contractors make up 29% of the workforce in the U.S. intelligence community and account for 49% of their personnel budgets.
Terrorist threaten United States through drug lords (tags)
Criminal organizations are constantly adapting their methods for trafficking across our borders
Large corona aid for "small" companies (tags)
Dozens of tenants in buildings owned or managed by Trump received funds. More than 20 companies registered at 40 Wall Street, an office building Trump has owned since the mid-1990s, have also reportedly received government loans of at least $20 million.
Needed: a Jewish Honor Guard on US Campuses (tags)
Anti-Semitism Is Growing Worldwide, Jewish Students On College Campuses Are Getting Attacked, Jews Need To Learn To Defend Themselves. Jewish Knowledge means Jewish Pride, Jewish Self-Defense means Jewish Security!
Unity Archive Project (tags)
Link to an archive of Unity newspaper from the 1980s.
Sur negro / No Borders: new antiauthoritarian Web Series goes live (tags)
The Anarchist Radio Berlin presents the "No Borders" project of the video collective "Sur Negro"! 'No Borders, Social Struggles across the world' (Sin Fronteras, La lucha social a través del mundo) is the name of a web series presenting experiences of social organizations and anti-capitalist resistance in different regions of the world. Its special focus lies on anti-authoritarian practices within social movements.
NYC SJP questions the BDS Movem,ent (tags)
Many divestment campaigns have passed through student referendums and student government resolutions, but all but a few have been purely symbolic. No actual divestment, and no real boycotts against israeli universities have been established...
US Zionist Organizations Blast Muted UN Criticism of Israeli Violence (tags)
Washington Threatens Ecuadorian Democracy (tags)
Russia Challenges America's Orwellian National Endowment for Democracy (tags)
Netanyahu's Statement Following His Latest Bandit Act (tags)
Various Groups in the Philippines Conduct a Peace March (tags)
Various groups unite and conducted a peace march from Sandiganbayan to the House of Representatives in support of the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and for lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao.
US Council of Muslim Organizations statement on Armenian incident (tags)
Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).
34 countries, 17 states represented "100,000 Tweets for Oscar" Campaign Reaches over 500,0 (tags)
Over 500,000 people were reached on January 6, 2015, Oscar's 72nd birthday, as the National Boricua Human Rights Network and La Respuesta coordinated the "Social Media Campaign for Oscar López."
Statement by American Muslim Organizations: End Israeli Aggression and Occupation, Uphold American Principles (tags)
Muslim Organizations and Individuals Statement by American Muslim Organizations: End Israeli Aggression and Occupation, Uphold American principle
Down with the latest criminal abuses by the Israeli State! (tags)
On Thursday, June 12 evening three youths; Gilad Shaar, Yifal Efrad and Naftali Frankel were abducted by two militants suspected to have links to Hamas, the Islamic political organization, while they were hitchhiking at a crossroads near Gush Etzion, an Israeli colonial settlement in Palestinian territory. From that moment, it took 18 days before the bodies of three young settlers were found. During these 18 days at least six Palestinians were killed in the West Bank (including a child), along with no less than 600 arbitrary arrests, the closure of numerous centers and associations, including burglary and theft against the foreign media (1), the closure of roads and other forms of abuse by the Israeli army against the people under the pretext of search and capture of the abductors.
Human rights groups close ranks after Pope urges UN resist Culture of Death. (tags)
Human rights group members ignore posts in which Pope urges UN to resist Culture of Death and UN Watch reports the rise of repressive States to prominent UN positions.
Rogue State Israel (tags)
International Conference Against Fascism and Racism, Athens, Greece, October 5-6, 2013 (tags)
Anti-fascist organizers call an international conference to address the escalation of violence by neo-Nazi groups, such as Greece's Golden Dawn.
Stop AIPAC! (tags)
"Food Sovereignty is Central in Our Struggle for Social Justice" (tags)
"A Comprehensive Agrarian Reform also includes a massive distribution of land ... Land is not a commodity. Existing laws and regulations need to be reinforced, while new ones are needed to protect against speculation and land grabbing. "
Geekout Bookmarks 9/1/2013 (tags)
This is an irregular experimental feature to gather the links which I've posted to facebook and twitter over the past few days into a short digest. Most of the links are mainstream. I'll try to do better next time. Enjoy.
Philippines: Another labor leader killed; second this month (tags)
BARELY two weeks after the death of Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin, the transport leader who was murdered by a paid assassin in Davao City, another local leader of NCTU-APL in Cotabato City was gunned down in a brazen daytime attack again, which makes a mockery of justice and underscores the reign of impunity in the country.
Open Letter re: anti-Israel student nominated to UC Regents (tags)
Sadia Saifuddin, a UC Berkeley senior and a member of the MSA and Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Brotherhood front groups that regularly sponsor “Israel Apartheid Weeks,” was recently nominated to become the University of California student regent for the 2014-15 academic year.
Korean War Anniversary ignites Youth Protest in Hollywood (tags)
Youth organizations from Los Angeles and Orange County are participating in the World Peace Youth Walk in Hollywood. The march is hosted by the International Peace Youth Group for World Peace and Restoration, Los Angeles branch and is a part of a global movement of peace rallies held around the world today by over 120 youth organizations. The start of the movement began on May 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea which gathered over 27,000 youth to rally for peace and hear the Declaration of Peace.
Protest Sadia Saifuddin's nomination to UC Regents (tags)
Editors’ note: Sadia Saifuddin, a UC Berkeley senior and a member of the MSA and Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Brotherhood front groups that regularly sponsor “Israel Apartheid Weeks,” was recently nominated to become the University of California student regent for the 2014-15 academic year
IRS Scandal: More Than Meets the Eye (tags)
Destabilizing Venezuela: Longstanding US Policy (tags)
Philippines: Let’s All Work for a Better Party-List System (tags)
Recently, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) concluded its process of scrutinizing groups that will participate in the 2013 partylist election. It marked the end of a long and arduous process that the poll body has undertaken to cleanse the party-list system of fake partylist groups which have used and abused the system to advance their vested interests.
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.
Grassroots to Aveda: ’Safe Fracking’ Won’t Fly: You can’t Put Lipstick on a Pig (tags)
On July 19, environmentalists rallied at Aveda stores to challenge the corporation’s support of Environmental Advocates of New York (EANY), an Albany-tied organization that has taken an increasingly prominent role in the widely disparaged industrial practice of fracking. Activists drew attention to EANY’s support for regulated fracking (or ‘safe fracking’, as the industry has called it). EANY’s Washington, D.C.-based parent organization, the National Wildlife Federation, also came in for some bruising criticism for their support of this polluting practice.
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.
Filipino workers band together for a stronger labor front (tags)
SENTRO vows to fight for wages, secure jobs and other long-standing issues
(VIDEO) Workshop: Capacity Building for the Long Haul (tags)
Jenna Peters-Golden of Philly Stands Up and AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance) Collective presents a workshop on capacity building for radical organizations.
Repeal NAFTA to Restore Mexico's Economic Stability (tags)
The economic crisis in Mexico was worsened by the passage of NAFTA free trade agreement. Currently the neoliberal and neoconservative status quo politicians have appeared unable to try to repeal NAFTA, as if the document were written in stone and handed to William "Moses" Clinton by none other than God. Reality is that NAFTA was crafted by some very deceptive human beings who placed the interest of profits for corporations above the well being of the people of the U.S. and Mexico.
Venezuela – El Libertario #65: Opening up free spaces (tags)
The February-March 2012 issue of this voice for anarchist action and thought is out, as always committed to liberty and equality in solidarity since 1995. This issue includes the following:
Anti-Defamation League National Pledge for Unity on Israel (tags)
FAV ON THE ?DEBT CEILING? DRAMA AND ?COMPROMISE? IN THE US CONGRESS (tags)
? The Dark Days of August Spreads its Gloom.? The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and its allied organizations is appalled by the so ?called ?debt ceiling crisis? drama and its compromise solution that did not tax the rich but passed the burden to the working poor of this nation. The JFAV is alarmed due to the fact, the bill speaks not of cutting ?defense spending? but ?security spending,? which includes the Department of Veterans Affairs. (DVA) Instead of scaling back the forces of war, repression and domestic surveillance, these ?security? cuts may easily be aimed at veterans' health care and retirement benefits.
Oct 6 DC Stop the War Machine & Create A New World (tags)
October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions. As Mother Jones said, "Someday the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!."
Millions of youth are needed in the Philippine people's democratic revolution (tags)
More than ever, it is imperative that millions upon millions of youth be mobilized to take action in solidarity with the entire Filipino people.
Abolition of Meat: Closing release for the May 2011 WWAM (tags)
Throughout the world, individuals, groups and organizations stand up to proclaim their dissent. We demand the banning of animal agriculture, fishing and hunting.
Tax Day Protests on April 18th! (tags)
Several groups are planning different Tax Day (April 18th) protests against austerity, tax loopholes for the rich, and the banksters.
March 26 Labor Solidarity March Photos (tags)
Photo copyright 2011 David Sachs / SEIU. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike.
March 26 Labor Solidarity March Photos (tags)
Photos by Chris Valle.
March 26 Labor Solidarity March Photos (tags)
Photos by joiseyboyy on flickr.
March 26 Labor Solidarity March Photos (tags)
Photos by Slobodan Dimitrov.
#OpWisconsin - Anonymous Targets Koch (tags)
The hacker group Anonymous has taken up a side in the fight for human rights.
Resources for the Unemployed (tags)
Some sad news about the Unemployed Friends forum, and some good news about more organizing online to fight for extensions. Additional links to survival resources.
Venezuela’s Social Movements: Autonomy’s Difficult Path (tags)
* On November 2010, in the Spanish city of Cordoba, during the celebrations of the Centennial of the historical anarcho-syndicalist union, the Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), a Round Table discussion about Latin America’s social movements took place. A representative of El Libertario was present and delivered the following report.
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.
BTL:Haiti's Path to Earthquake Recovery Requires More Justice and Aid (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Israel's Knesset Targets Leftist Organizations (tags)
NGO Monitor Targets Truth for Israel (tags)
Israel's war against truth
JFAV LAUDS NEW NAFFAA CHAIR AND REDIRECTED ADVOCACY GOALS (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), a national alliance of Filipino World War II veterans, widows and their relatives, youth and students and community advocates and their allied organizations welcomes the a new face in Filipino-American leadership in the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations (NAFFAA). JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia, in a statement after Thanksgiving Day, expressed great hope that after the Midwest region’s Michigan-based Ed Navarra became the new chair of the disintegrating national organization, things will become better for the the prime national organizations of Filipino-Americans in the United States. Garcia said, “JFAV is elated at Navarra’s statement that he wants to fight for more benefits for the Filipino World War II veterans who are dwindling in numbers.” JFAV pointed out the fact that out of the more than 46,000 war veterans who applied for lump sum claims, around 22,000 were denied by the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
The Strategic Role of the Role of the United Front (tags)
What distinguished Marx from all his contemporaries who professed revolutionary aspirations was his identification of the revolutionary agent: “The emancipation of the working classes [of every country] must be conquered by the working classes themselves….”
ON NOV.11 IN LA: MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! (tags)
MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! Everbody is ready for the Ninth Veterans Day Protest March next Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Los Angeles! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) still calls on all community organizations, school and youth organizations in Southern California; advocates of justice and peace, veterans groups, widows and relatives of veterans to join the protest march to downtown Federal building on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The assembly area is at Search to Involve the Filipino Americans (SIPA), 3200 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 at 9;00 AM. The march route will be from Temple St right at Glendale to 2nd St to downtown Federal building at 300 Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The march will start at 10:30 AM.
ALL SET FOR THE 9th VETERANS DAY MARCH, NOV.11 IN LA: MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE (tags)
MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! All is set for the Ninth Veterans Day Protest March next Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Los Angeles! We in JFAV calls on all community organizations, school and youth organizations in Southern California; advocates, veterans groups, widows and relatives of veterans to join the protest march to downtown Federal building on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The assembly area is at Search to Involve the Filipino Americans (SIPA) at 9;00 Am and the march route will be from Temple St right at Glendale to 2nd St to downtown Federal building. The march will start at 10;30 AM.
HONEST VOTING AMERICANS ARE LOOKING AT KARL ROVE QUITE DIFFERENTLY THESE DAYS ! (tags)
SINCE THIS GEORGE BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE CABAL HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN OUR AMERICAN POLITICS, THERE HAVE BEEN 2 PREVIOUS QUESTIONBALE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS THAT MANY U.S. VOTERS BELIEVE WERE FIXED, AND NOW THESE 5 CONSERVATIVE U.S.SUPREME COURT JUSTICES ~ 3 REPUBLICAN FEC BOARD MEMBERS~ KARL ROVE 501C4 UNLIMITED SLUSH FUNDS ~ BILLIONS OF STOLEN BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE WALL STREET~ BANKERS TARP BAILOUT PONZI SCHEME $$....
ILOCOS PEASANTS TO MARCH IN LAKBAYAN 2010 (tags)
The Pesante Buletin reported today that Ilocos peasants under the banner of Solidarity of Peasants against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) shall join the annual Lakbayan 2010 March of the Landless from October 19 to 22 to register their support for Justice and genuine agrarian reform. According to NORDIS , the STOP Exploitation Chairperson Avelino Dacanay said over one hundred peasants from La Union, Ilocos Sur, and Ilocos Norte will march in celebration of Peasant Month this October along with other peasant organizations in Luzon.
Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA) Statement Against Political Police Raids (tags)
The WSA condemns this attack and the arbitrary power which it claims for the repressive agencies of the state. We should also note the hypocrisy of the state agencies who do not shrink from supporting or engaging in mass-scale terrorism abroad, while asserting arbitrary powers at home in the name of “anti-terrorism” and allowing domestic armed extremists to assist in policing the border in Arizona.
Peace Groups Enabling Killing of American Women (tags)
While claiming to support an end to violence in foreign lands, peace groups are helping to enable domestic abusers to kill their victims
Southern CA organizations to announce unity and denounce the FBI attacks against Human Rig (tags)
Southern CA organizations to announce unity and denounce the FBI attacks against Human Rights activists
"Manufacturing Dissent": the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites (tags)
"How is the process of manufacturing dissent achieved? Essentially by "funding dissent", namely by channelling financial resources from those who are the object of the protest movement to those who are involved in organizing the protest movement. Co-optation is not limited to buying the favors of politicians. The economic elites --which control major foundations-- also oversee the funding of numerous NGOs and civil society organizations, which historically have been involved in the protest movement against the established economic and social order. The programs of many NGOs and people's movements rely heavily on both public as well as private funding agencies including the Ford, Rockefeller, McCarthy foundations, among others. The anti-globalization movement is opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Big Oil) with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities."
Free College Grants and Tuition Opportunities (tags)
The federal government is putting more money into the hands of college students than ever before and much of the impetus behind it is the No Child Left Behind Act. The measures help to assure that more primary and secondary schools are held accountable for making sure kids get the attention and education they deserve without prejudices. Which means a much higher percentage of high school students are earning diplomas. More students stand a chance of attending college when the right financial and social resources are available to them along with educators with the know-how and experience to guide them to the right academic and career choices.
Solidarity with the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza (tags)
STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY from the STOP the War Coalition Philippines
Summer Activist Training (tags)
“Earth Day at the Park” on April 22 at Carson’s Dolphin Park (tags)
The Environmental Justice Network of Southern California (EJNSC) will hold their Annual Earth Day celebration on April 22, 2010 from 3;30 PM to 6;30 at the Carson Dolphin Park at 21205 Water St. Carson, CA 90745 The “Earth Day At The Park” celebration has been an annual event of the Environmental Justice Network of Southern California (EJNSC). It consists of other environmental justice organizations, community members, professionals, ethnic organizations, faith-based groups, and youth clubs, established by People’s CORE in the South Bay in 2003. Some goals of the Earth celebrations is to educate community members on ways to be more environmentally friendly and promote environmental justice advocacy.
Robina Suwol of CA. Safe Schools, Local Hero Nominee for Heart of Green Award (tags)
Heart of Green Award 26 Real People Making a Real Difference
California Co-op rejects BDS (tags)
Another set back for BDS activists
COMMEMORATION DOS 25 YEARS OF BRAZILIAN MST WITH CAMP IN PARIS (tags)
Land reform in Brazil it commemorates 25 years.
Preventing the State’s infiltration of social movements (tags)
*This article was originally published in El Libertario #58, March-April 2010. Although originally based on the actual experiences of Venezuela’s social struggles, it deals with situations and facts of interest to activists anywhere.
Filipino Americans Nationwide Stand Up Against War and Occupation-- March 20, 2010 (tags)
As the invasion of Iraq enters its eighth year, the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) expresses their solidarity with the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines and every place there are occupying US forces. “Ordinary people are rallying across the country and around the world demanding an end to wars of aggression and longstanding imperialism”, says New York-based Ugnayan Interim Spokesperson Chevy Evangelista. Queens-based organizations Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Linking the Children of the Motherland) and Damayan Migrant Workers Association as well California-based organizations, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro People Youth) Los Angeles and San Diego, are urging Filipino and other immigrant communities to join coordinated DC/West Coast anti-war rallies on Saturday, March 20, 2010.
Pride Goeth Before a Fall (tags)
The current controversy over San Diego LGBT Pride is not only jeopardizing the future of the Pride events and potentially pitting board members against community volunteers in a potentially ruinous conflict, it's also opening doors for a real reconsideration of how Pride should be run and what its purpose should be. The author argues for an end to the self-perpetuating board of directors that currently runs Pride, a membership organization made up of volunteers and contributors, and a rethinking of the Pride events to emphasize community outreach and a celebration of Pride's liberationist origins as well as moneymaking and entertainment.
MEXICA NEW YEAR! 1.16.10 (tags)
The lecture will cover Nican Tlaca identity,Nican Tlaca education and liberation,“Four Corners” history and cultures,“Indian Schools” of 16th thru 20th centuries, feminism, Purepecha Civilization, "spirituality", our theology, and mislabels: Hispanic, Latino, Raza. This event is free but we accept donations. There will be food and posters for sale to help fundraising for the two non-profit organizations sponsoring this event.
Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award Presented to Robina Suwol & CA Safe Schools (tags)
Award was established in memory of former Environmental Commissioner
Protest LAPD Stealing Cars from Raza during Xmas Season!! (tags)
F O R I MM E D I A T E R E L E A S E Community organizations to denounce Los Angeles Police Department and the Sherriff's Department for stealing cars from Immigrants; especially during Christmas
Animal Liberation Forum 2010 in Long Beach, CA (tags)
CAT will be holding a 2nd annual Animal Liberation Forum in Spring 2010 (April 15-18, 2010). We are currently looking for speakers and organizations to participate and are asking those who are interested to send us an application (see below)
Imperialism is a Human Rights Violation!!! (tags)
STOP the War on Raza and Stop the Wars in the Middle East!!! December 10, 2009, 5:00pm
LA IMC 10th Anniversary - Technology Workshop (tags)
Activists representing many progressive organizations and Independent Media Centers across the nation met to discuss and share experiences organizing around issues of technology. Resonating themes in the discussion included corporate media's implementation of technology and strategy first used by the IMC movement 10 years ago, questions of diversity, empowerment, and shared skills among technologists and organizers, having an outward message and intentionality versus holding open space on- and off-line, technology activism, and legal issues around freedom of speech online.
Targeting Muslim Charities in America (tags)
the face of a police state
Settlement Puts an End to Controversial Elephant Hill Development in Los Angeles (tags)
Settlement between City of LA and Monterey Hills Investors LLC puts an end to the controversial residential development of 24 luxury homes on Elephant Hill in the community of El Sereno in Los Angeles.
Rally Against Racism - Protest Nazi March in Riverside (tags)
The Nazis have not yet announced where their rally will be, and will not do so until Friday, they say. So instead of letting this disorganize us, we are just going to go ahead and schedule our anti-Nazi rally for 10 am to 11 am (or a little after) on the public right-of-way right next to Riverside City Hall, at Tenth and Main Streets. It is a "Rally Against Racism," intended to counteract the Nazi message of hate, division, and scapegoating of immigrants and minorities.
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.”
FILAM COMMUNITY HOLDS MEMORIAL MASS FOR PRESIDENT CORY AQUINO, AUG 6 (tags)
The Filipino American community led by the Parish Community of St. Columban Church will hold a memorial mass for President Cory Aquino on the feast of transfiguration on Thursday, 7:00PM - August 6, 2009 at the St. Columban Filipino Church at 125 S. Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90026 in Historic Filipinotown. The endorsing organizations for the memorial mass are the Bangon Pilipino,Bangon Pilipinas, Confederation of Filipino American Organizations (CONFAA)-Carson, Council of Fil-Am Leaders of Southern California, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), Parish Generation Choir of St. Columban and Search to Involve the Pilipino Americans (SIPA).
JFAV SUPPORTS DALUYONG: 3-Day Filipino American Youth Consultation in LA (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), national alliance of veterans, students/youth and community advocates for veterans justice and equity rights, militantly and wholly supports the National Youth Consultation to be held in Historic Filipino Town in Los Angeles on July 24 and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) Auditorium at 1300 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 on July 25-26, 2009 . On July 24-26, a three-day consultation bringing together grassroots Filipino American youth organizations to build mechanisms of coordination on national issues, and bridge the divide amongst the Filipino Diaspora in addressing Philippine and International concerns. The national consultation, “DALUYONG: Surging to Confront the Crisis of Our Times”, is organized by the Bagwis Collective (IL), Committee on Pilipino Issues (IL), Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (NY/NJ), and the host organization Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB or Pro-people Youth, CA) under the auspices of the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines). The event is also endorsed by a number of other progressive organizations across the U.S. and Canada (see complete list of current North American endorsements).
Showdown in Honduras: The Rise and Uncertain future of the Coup: Urgent please read now. (tags)
"Mobilizations and Strikes in Support of Zelaya Members of social, indigenous and labor organizations from around the country have concentrated in the city's capital,organizing barricades around the presidential palace, demanding Zelaya's return to power. "Thousands of Hondurans gathered outside the presidential palace singing the national hymn," Telesur reported. "While the battalions mobilized against protesters at the Presidential House, the TV channels did not report on the tense events."Bertha Cáceres, the leader of the Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares yIndígenas, said that the ethnic communities of the country are ready for resistance and do not recognize the Micheletti government."
Sept. G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, PA, US -- CALL FOR A GLOBAL MOBILIZATION (tags)
A CALL FOR A GLOBAL MOBILIZATION AGAINST THE G20 SUMMIT IN PITTSBURGH, PA., U.S. SEPTEMBER 24 AND 25, 2009 ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE – BUT WE MUST FIGHT FOR IT! BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE JOBS & SOCIAL NEEDS--NOT WAR AND GREED
May Day 2009, Riverside (tags)
Here are some pictures I took at yesterday's May Day march and rally. Enjoy! (set 2 of 2)
May Day 2009, Riverside (tags)
Here are some pictures I took at yesterday's May Day march and rally. Enjoy! (set 1 of 2)
Venezuela: El Libertario warns of possible sentence to the 14 SIDOR workers (tags)
* After taking part in a demonstration for lack of job security in 2006, 14 workers of contractor “Transportes Camila de SIDOR” could be sentenced to 5 to 10 years in jail.
APIA Summer Activist Training Applications Accepted (tags)
Forwarded from an activist. Contact Sally Zhu at UCLA for an application form.
What They Don't Tell You About Leftist Delegations (tags)
Know before you go.
Investigation into Oakland non profit housing organization underway (tags)
Activists are pleased that an investigation into Oakland Community Housing, Inc. (OCHI) is underway, but are deeply disappointed that their demands to have more oversight instituted over the way non profit housing organizations are spending millions in tax payer dollars on their housing projects, has been rejected by Oakland City officials!
LA Welcomes Obama! STOP the RAIDS NOW!! (tags)
On March 19, 2009, President Barack Obama visited the Mexican/Central American community where Miguel Contreras Learning Complex is located. The community came out to demand 1. STOP the ICE RAIDS and 2. FULL LEGALIZATION for ALL PEOPLE NOW!
LA Welcomes Obama! STOP the RAIDS NOW!! (tags)
On March 19, 2009, President Barack Obama visited the Mexican/Central American community where Miguel Contreras Learning Complex is located. The community came out to demand 1. STOP the ICE RAIDS and 2. FULL LEGALIZATION for ALL PEOPLE NOW!
JFAV RECOGNIZES COMMUNITY SUPPORT CRUCIAL (tags)
Scores of activist and advocates led by the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) in a community forum held last Wednesday night, March 4 in Historic Filipinotown. They recognized the crucial role of community organizations especially the People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) who started the veterans struggle for equity 17 years ago and won some benefits including the lump sum in the Stimulus Law. The well attended community forum was held at the Community Hall of Search to Involve the Pilipino Americans (SIPA) in 3200 W. Temple St. Los Angeles. SIPA is one of the community organizations recognized that night.
CIRCULO PAMPANGUENO FUNDRAISER, FEB. 28 IN PANORAMA CITY (tags)
The fundraiser party of the Circulo Pampangueno of Southern California (CPSC) held in Panorama City last February 28 was a resounding success. More than 200 people attended the annual fundraiser party of the Circulo Panpangueno of Southern California, one of the oldest regional group in the United States . Then affair was held at the Madonna Hall of the St. Genevieve Church in Panorama City, Los Angeles, CA.
March to Stop the Hate- Phoenix, Arizona (tags)
Thousands attend the "March to Stop the Hate" in downtown Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday February 28, 2009
FILAMS DEMANDS FULL RECOGNITION AND EQUITY (tags)
The Filipino American community marked the 63rd Anniversary of the unjust Recission Act of 1946 last Feb 18, 2009 with different kinds of protests all over the United States. The protests is in contrasts to other organizations like NAFFAA and ACFV who called for celebrations and gratitude to the US and Philippine governments for the long delayed benefits. * In San Francisco, two hundred vets, students, widows, teachers and activists gathered in two separate events on Feb. 17 and Feb 18 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Rescission Act with protest, amidst celebration by the mendicant Philippine government and some pro- lump sum organizations in the US.
FILAMS DEMANDS FULL RECOGNITION AND EQUITY (tags)
The Filipino American community marked the 63rd Anniversary of the unjust Recission Act of 1946 last Feb 18, 2009 with different kinds of protests all over the United States. The protests is in contrasts to other organizations like the ACFV and NAFFAA who called for celebrations and gratitude to the US and Philippine governments for the long delayed benefits. * In San Francisco, two hundred vets, students, widows, teachers and activists gathered in two separate events on Feb. 17 and Feb 18 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Rescission Act with protest, amidst celebration by the mendicant Philippine government and some pro- lump sum organizations in the US. * In Los Angeles, more than a hundred veterans, widows and advocates gathered at the Veterans Memorial monument at Lake Street Park n February 18th.
Riverside, Southern California: Community marches against raids and deportations (tags)
On Saturday, February 6th, 2009 at least 300, and by some estimates possibly as many as 500, people turned out in the city of Riverside California to demand an end to the raids, harassment, and racial profiling increasingly being conducted by US Border Patrol agents against the residents of our local communities and workplaces
Peace Group Demands Shutdown of Israeli Embassy (tags)
‘SEVER TIES WITH WAR CRIMINALS’ SAYS GROUP 13 January 2008: Carrying a giant eviction order and a mock padlock, the broad anti-war group, Stop the War Coalition-Philippines, went to the Israeli embassy today to symbolically order its closure.
Join the SCIC this Wednesday 01/21/2009 for an Immigrant Rights Rally (tags)
Rally at the Federal Building demanding an end to the ICE Raids, and full legalization for immigrants. Wednesday, Januray 21, 2009 at 5:00pm
Filipino hotel workers, among Long Beach’s poorest (tags)
Filipino couple Rogelio and Wilhemina de Vera, both 72 years old, who live in the “Cambodian projects” on Cherry Street, belong to the approximately 90,000 or almost 20 percent, of Long Beach residents who live under the federal poverty line. Half a million Filipinos make Long Beach or LA County—which ranks sixth in the nation for concentration of poverty—their home. “I am living paycheck to paycheck which is very hard because I still support some of my relatives back home,” Rogelio, a service van driver at a five-star Long Beach hotel, told Philippine News. “So I really appreciate that some organizations are helping me and my family
On the Gaza Conflict (tags)
Israel’s claims of self-defense are clearly refuted by the disproportionate consequences of its aggression. With the death toll rising to 599, including 133 children, 33 women, and 6 medics, Israel can no longer hide the fact that its actions are tantamount to genocide, as Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territories, has pointed out.
AJLPP Year End Report, 2008 (tags)
The year 2008 started with a flurry of activities with the anti-war movement marking the 5th year of the US-occupation of Iraq and the War Against Terror and ended with a militant rallies at the Israeli Consulate against the siege and bombing of Gaza on Dec. 30,2008. As an opening salvo, the AJLPP participated in the first ever Women’s March Against the War in Los Angeles led by the GABNET of the MARIPOSA ALLIANCE that drew more than 800 people. The AJLPP also supported the militant Screen Actors Guild Strike in Hollywood. The AJLPP mobilized its forces together with its allies against the successive visits of US prime puppet Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in July in the East Coast and November on the West Coast
Update Bio for Don White (tags)
Contributors to this biography include: Jan Goodman; Blase and Theresa Bonpane; Dennis White; Lydia Brazon and Margaret Prescod.
May Day March & United Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)
Join pro-immigrant organizations at a May 1 march and mass rally in downtown Los Angeles to demand full rights for immigrants. The April 7 Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, of which ANSWER is a member, is part of a united front of all major immigrant rights organizations on May 1. There will be two marches that will unite for a mass rally in downtown Los Angeles that day. One will march from downtown and the other from MacArthur Park. Both will step off at 2 pm. This united day of action is an important step for the immigrant rights movement.
Los Angeles Festival of Recovery (tags)
This event constitutes a common-ground breakthrough. Over 30 self help support group meetings, workshops and exhibits will provide information from traditional & alternative addiction recovery and mental health organizations and agencies and will be available throughout the day.
Civil Society - Fact or Fiction (tags)
Civil society is simultaneously a goal to aim for, a means to achieve it, and a framework for engaging with each other.
Earth Citizens Warm to new" ALL GREEN DIRECTORY"! (tags)
A new" ALL GREEN" educational website for searching out ways to "Green Up"faster!
California People’s Organizations Supports SEIU-UHW West Platform For Change (tags)
A number of community organizations and key Asian Pacific Islander leaders in California unanimously thrown their unequivocal support for SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW-West) and its Platform for Change The UHW-West Executive Board representing 150,000 health care workers in California and led by its president Sal Roselli, recently ratified its Platform for Change to express its avowed principles for building a successful international union.
RELEASE KMP LEADER RANDALL ECHANIS- Pesante-USA (tags)
The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA. a Filipino peasant., human rights and environmental advocacy network in the United States and a member organization of the AJLPP, strongly condemns the arrest and detention of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) deputy secretary general Randall Echanis, 60 years old in the island of Negros last Monday, January 28,2008 in the Philippines. Pesante Coordinator Arturo Garcia said : “the arrest of Echanis, is a strong warning to legal activist to stop organizing the Filipino peasantry. It is also a strong arm tactic of the AFP and the PNP to implicate legal mass leaders to the Communist Party of the Philippines and the NPA as a part of their legal offensive.” “With the extension of Esperon as AFP Chief of Staff, the US-Arroyo regime will try to make out KMP and other legal mass organizations as “communist organizations” in order to present them as war trophies.
Communist Party of the Philippines pursues a violent course against its left opponents (tags)
In the Philippines, one of the poorest countries in Asia, 40 percent of the people live in poverty. Conditions there have sparked a large radical movement, heavily repressed by the government.
Bringing Death and Destruction to Muslims (tags)
by Paul Craig Roberts
How S.1959 Could Prohibit Gun-Ownership for Americans (tags)
“The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act."
A friend of CUBA passes away… (tags)
On the evening of Monday, January 7, Philip B. Agee passed away in Havana. The US citizen was a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official until he broke with the agency in 1968 for ethical reasons.
S.1959 Could Prohibit Gun-Ownership for many Americans (tags)
“The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act." The Thought Crime Bill
Are You Scheduled for Political Termination? HR 1955 & S.1959 (tags)
Stop the “The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act." Could be used by Government to add thousands of activist organizations and millions of Americans to no travel lists
FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FILIPINO DIGNITY (tags)
Massive human rights violations--extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, torture, massacres, dislocation of millions of peasants and rural folk--characterize the current Arroyo regime in the Philippines. US taxdollars are paying the Arroyo military and police to carry out such barbaric practices. US citizens, concerned with human rights, ought to protest Bush/Pentagon's aid to the corrupt Arroyo administration, and demand an end to US mililtary intervention in suppressing the Moro and National Democratic Front insurgents. In the following article, Prof. E. San Juan re-affirms the necessity of upholding human rights embodied in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which is an integral part of contemporary international law, to which every nation should adhere as member nation-states. The article pays tribute to the self-sacrificing work of thousands of Filipino activists fighting for national democracy, social justice, and genuine sovereignty, in particular the staff of KARAPATAN and its secretary-general, Marie Hilao Enriquez.
SDSU Queer Leaders Castro, Tjarks Speak (tags)
An interview with the leaders of the San Diego State University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Union (LGBTSU), president Isaac Castro and secretary and acting vice-president Nikki Tjarks, discussing recent hate incidents and the university administration's lack of support for the Queer community on campus.
False Flag Operations Defined (tags)
False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations which are designed to appear as if they are being carried out by other entities.
TOPOFF 4 Exercise October 15-24 Planned and Executed by Defense Contractor, AMTI-SAIC (tags)
AMTI, a Virginia Beach, Va.-based company founded by special operations veterans, was chosen for the lead role in planning and executing the exercise, under a $350-million, 5-year federal contract.
FILIPINO VETERANS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS CONDEMN HARRASMENT OF US-BASED GABRIELA NETWORK LEA (tags)
Different Filipino World War II veterans and community organizations in Los Angeles today condemned the harassment perpetrated by the Philippine authorities against GABRIELA Network (GABNet) USA National Chairperson Dr. Annalisa Enrile. Dr. Enrile was barred from boarding her return flight to the United States. This act of harassment occurred on the culminating day of the 10th bi-annual Women’s International Solidarity Affair in the Philippines, a conference that draws hundreds of women from all over the globe and covers issues such as sex trafficking and other international human right violations. The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the Society of Guerillas and Scouts Inc (SGSI) and other community organizations like the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA and other groups were outraged by the violations of Dr. Enrile’s rights.
Former Catholic Nun Talks of War and Immigration at Seattle Baptist Church (tags)
guest speaker, Sister Florchita Bautista discussed her reflections at the University Baptist Church before an audience of fifty people last Sunday, August 5. Bautista cited the cases of human rights violations in the Philippines, specifically, stories of the grade three pupil Grecil who was shot by military men and was even accused of being a member of the rebel group New People’s Army, and that of Alice, the wife of Dr. Chandu Claver whose family is in Canada now seeking political asylum. Alice got eight bullets from the military operatives in Kalinga, northern part of the Philippines. Like many activists, Alice before her death was very active with progressive organizations that are fighting for the rights of the indigenous people over their ancestral lands and was critical of the corrupt policies of the government.
Day of Human Rights Awareness (tags)
Local Inland Empire and Riverside County organizations host an event on August 4th featuring a ‘Walk for Human Rights’ at 2pm, a speaker forum at 3:30pm, and an all-ages benefit concert at 6pm featuring Naked Aggression and No Reform.
Venezuela: Interview with El Libertario (tags)
* Interview with indonesian anarchist journal EMPTY HEAVEN - May 2007 (http://otonomis.org/ -- EMPTY HEAVEN collective website; http://pustaka.otonomis.org/ -- indonesian anarchist/autonomist archive). More info in english & spanish about El Libertario: www.nodo50.org/ellibertario
DOJ Secretary Gonzalez eyes Abu Sayyaf, CPP and NPA for terror listing (tags)
Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez listed the bandit group Abu Sayyaf, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), among the groups being considered for inclusion in the terror list to be drawn up under the Human Security Act (HSA), said Tuesday. The outspoken Gonzalez also said he has already asked the Supreme Court to assign special courts to handle cases against suspected terrorists and terrorist organizations.
Jerusalem conference (tags)
To recommend withdrawl from West Bank
June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles (tags)
Support the Immigrant Rights Movement June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles Full Rights for All Immigrants! Legalization Now!
Trillanes probe asked to open safehouses, secret detention places in the Philippines (tags)
The Philippine human rights alliance KARAPATAN welcomed the planned probe on extrajudicial killings of former soldier and now senator-elect Antonio Trillanes. KARAPATAN Secretary General Marie Hilao-Enriquez said, "We laud Senator Trillanes for this move to put the Arroyo administration to task for the unabated extrajudicial killings." KARAPATAN likewise welcomes the pronouncements made by top anti-Arroyo military officials who said that they will provide the detained senator-elect with evidence once he begins work in the Senate next month.
People's Network request for a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, MIWON (tags)
People's Network in Defense of Human Rights requests a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, and MIWON for statements blaming youth and anarchists for police violence.
Confirmed---6 Day Laborers Kidnapped (tags)
Press Conference Re: 6 Day Laborers Kidnapped and Death of a Worker Leader
Cop Watch LA Statement on May Day, 2007 (tags)
Collective statement from Cop Watch Los Angeles. Check out copwatchla.org for info regarding a press conference at the Youth Justice Coalition office on Monday, May 7th.
DENOUNCE POLICE REPRESSION AT MACARTHUR PARK! (tags)
TODAY AT 5 PM @ LAPD HEADQUARTERS
Police in Riot Gear, Nightsticks Ready at MacArthur Park (tags)
Protest at LAPD headquarters to rally against the violence police inflicted on a peaceful crowd at MacArthur Park yesterday.
Lying Religiously (a report on the Hindu Students Council) (tags)
The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate announces the launch of our new report on the Hindu Students Council (HSC): Lying Religiously: The Hindu Students Council and the Politics of Deception . The report brings together evidence from multiple sources to demonstrate a web of connections between the HSC and the violent, ultra-right Sangh family (the RSS family of organizations, also referred to as the Sangh Parivar), and exposes the deliberate efforts of the HSC leadership to conceal its links with the Sangh family in order to deceive Hindu-American college students. The report provides the first comprehensive documentation of the origins, methods and practices of the HSC.
Philippine Progressive party-list groups bare Palace plan to field sectoral groups (tags)
Progressive party-list groups in ther Philippines yesterday said they have obtained a document that would prove that Malacañang fielded sectoral organizations to run in the May 14 elections, in a bid to gain more seats at the House of Representatives to quell any impeachment complaint that would be filed against President Arroyo. Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Liza Masa said they were furnished with a copy of "confidential" memorandum of assistant secretary Marcelo Fariñas, head of the Office of External Affairs (OEA) special concerns group (SCG) of the Office of the President (OP), which asked for funding for these party-list groups that would be supported by the Palace.
On the Imus Racist and Sexist Remarks and the People’s Outrage (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) stands against systemic racism and sexism in all its forms. The racist and sexist remarks by Imus about the Rutgers women’s basketball team is not only racist in form but a like the tip of spear, in essence- the racist and sexist slur, an offensive against people of color and immigrants. Progressive and well meaning people’s organizations especially woman’s organizations must be vigilant and fight all forms and racist attacks especially against people of color and immigrants in the United States. We should not let such racist and sexist remarks against any group, people of color and anyone pass and be unnoticed and always fight for the integrity and humanity of all people
Progressive FilAm Organizations in Los Angeles Snubbed the March 26 PNP-AFP “Pulong Bayan (tags)
More than 20 Filipino American journalists attended the Philippine Consulate General’s “Pulong Bayan sa Konsulado” on Human Rights in the Philippines with deputy director General of the PNP, General Avelino Razon last Monday, March 26 at 3600 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. But prominently absent were representatives from different Southern California Filipino American progressive organizations like the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP), Gabriela and other organizations who were also invited but who boycotted the affair.
Is Iran Next? What can the average person do to stop a new war with Iran? (tags)
Marches, petitions, calls, and faxes to congress are important channels for political action, but what could possibly stop a new war with Iran? One has to wonder, are our congressional leaders even reading their faxes? A notable website called www.isirannext.org recently published over 80 names and organizations of people whom directly influence policy and the president. Maybe through side channels, average Americans can get their message through.
L.A. Armenian Community Unites to Mourn Slain Journalist (tags)
The leading organizations of the world's largest Armenian community jointly commemorate the tragic assassination of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink
Hold (Philippine President) Arroyo Regime and Military Accountable for Extrajudicial Killi (tags)
The press statement of the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and special executions Prof. Philip Alston and the report of the Melo commission put forward important findings and conclusions that hold the Arroyo regime and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) accountable for extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations from 2001 to the present.
HEAL THE OCEANS Benefit Spearheaded by Michael Franti, Jack Johnson Benefit (tags)
SPEARHEAD, ANIMAL LIBERATION ORCHESTRA, MATT McAVENE and CULVER CITY DUB COLLECTIVE rocked the house for the sea and all that lives therein...
PHILIPPINES: ANTI-TERROR ACT FURTHER EMBOLDENS FORCES OF STATE TERRORISM (tags)
Even without the Anti-Terror Act, euphemistically called the Human Security Act of 2007, the US-directed Arroyo regime has unleashed the counterrevolutionary military and police forces on the people and spurred them to commit all kinds of barbarities, including the massacre and massive displacement of people in the countryside and the extrajudicial killing, abduction and torture of so many unarmed legal activists. These atrocities are all in line with the Bush global war of terror and its Philippine puppet version called Oplan Bantay Laya I and II. Upon the signing of the Anti-Terror Act by Gloria M. Arroyo, the reactionary military and forces and their special operations teams and death squads are further licensed and further emboldened to commit acts of state terrorism. The main objective of the Act is to suppress the people’s movement for national liberation and democracy and the broad range of legal forces criticizing and opposing the regime. If the targets of the act were only such small groups like the supposedly Al Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf and Jema’ah Islamiyah, the existing system of security agencies and criminal law on murder would have sufficed.
URGENT!! MIGRA RAIDS IN LA!! PRESS CONFERENCE THIS WED in LA!!! (tags)
URGENT!! PLEASE SPREAD THIS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS!! !!!REPOST!!! !!!REPOST!!!
AJLPP-USA Condemns Philippine Government’s Anti-Terrorist Bill. (tags)
The Alliance for A just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) –USA and its allied organizations in the United States vehemently condemn in the strongest term the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill (ATB) in the Philippine Senate yesterday. AJLPP National Coordinator Mario Santos said: The Senate and Arroyo’s action proved that the Philippine government’s brazen puppetry ( kakapalan ng mukha)and lackyism (pagpapakatuta) knows no bounds. It does not only order the killing of Filipinos but also allows the legalization of fascist laws and violation of its constitution.
Protest Racist Minutemen in Hollywood (tags)
Come to a counter-protest against the Minutemen and Save Our State, two neo-fascist, anti-immigrant organizations.
ANSWER Anti-War Contingent at MLK Day Parade (tags)
Photos from the anti-war contingent at the MLK Day parade
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) Year-End Report, 2006 (tags)
The year 2006 was a fruitful and a meaningful year for Filipino World War II Veterans and their advocates. The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) started the year with a collective action and ended it with a Christmas celebration. JFAV was formed in December 16, 1998 in Los Angeles. It took over from the December 7 Movement (D7M) that started the veterans movement gfor recogntion, justice and equity campaign with the first mass action infront of the Westwood Federal building on Decmber 7, 1993. Now JFAV is composed of 32 youth and student organizations, 25 community organizations and 5 veterans organizations based in Southern California and a network all over the United States. We in JFAV take this opportunity not only to report our activities and greet our activist and advocates a new year, but to thank everybody for a year well done and accomplished!
The AJLPP-USA Year End Report, 2006 (tags)
The SolCom was able to gather more than 5,000 petitions, sent more than 2,000 signed postcards to the Europe, sold more than 500 books, issued thousands of postcards, hundreds of posters and buttons in its three years of action until AJLPP came into existence. It is worthwhile to look back and retrace the steps the AJLPP has taken during the last year 2006 so it can look forward in this current year 2007. It is but fitting to move forward with greater zeal and determination to serve the Filipino people and the Filipino American community in the United States.
Dirty War Against Defenders of Human Rights in Oaxaca (tags)
Slander Campaign Against the Mexican League for the Defense of Human Rights (LIMEDDH), and its director, Yésica Sánchez Maya. (Please see recommended actions below.)
Scientists' Report Documents ExxonMobil’s Tobacco-like Dis-info Campaign on Global Warming (tags)
[Along with Government interference in reports and speeches by it's own scientists, this article helps to explain why Americans are not marching in the streets about climate change.]
Colombia - Paramilitaries are threatening student leaders in University of Atlantico (tags)
The Secretary of Human Rights of the ACEU (Colombian Association of University Students) denounces these facts that are putting in danger the physical integrity of the leaders of the University of the Atlantico.
Direct solidarity with the oppressed and exploited in Oaxaca (tags)
When we read the communiqués sent out by APPO [Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca / Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca] and by all the organizations, collectives and individuals that are today a part of it, including some anarchist companions that innocently follow these shitpile bourgeoisie and authoritarians, we honestly ask ourselves if we are talking about the same thing, or worse yet, if we even co-exist in the same country or if they are narrating to us what occurs in a distant galaxy.
Interview - Flavio Sosa member of the Collective Direction of the APPO (tags)
The repression has been permanent, has talked nonsense against the main houses of the managing ones of the Appo, has made irruptions in several addresses. He is terrible, seems one black novel. Ulises Ruiz has made of the terror practical politics. It acts is through the police who using sicari. USA also of the judges in order to make to imprison activists with false imputations.
ON THE 143rd BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF ANDRES BONIFACIO AND THE 42nd ANNIVERSARY OF THE KM (tags)
Those of us who are from the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) are especially proud to celebrate the 143rd birth anniversary of the great Supremo (Supreme Leader) Andres Bonifacio, the founder of the Katipunan, which ended over 300 years of Spanish colonial rule over the Philippines. On November 30, 1964, on his very 101st birthday, the organization of the Kabataang Makabayan (KM – Patriotic Youth), meanwhile, was founded. Subsequently, various other youth-student organizations and those in the community, such as the Samahang Demokratiko ng Kabataan (SDK), Katipunan ng Kabataang Demokratiko (KKD), Samahang Molabe (SM), Kamanyang and others, were also founded in different parts of the Philippines.
WOT: Revolution in news will lead to overthrow of capitalist rule (tags)
The industrial revolution created the modern proletariat. The revolution in communications will allow this proletariat to make itself conscious and will lead to the overthrow of the system of bourgeois rule. For the first time in history, the majority of suffering humanity will have access to a clear, accurate and comprehensive class-based picture of what is wrong with the world and how to coordinate their actions in order to end bourgeois rule and usher in a world without hunger, privation or war. As decade rolls after decade, information war will transform the terrain of the class struggle -- including world culture, world politics and the left ecosystem which gives birth to revolutionary organizations. These nine theses are the second installment of "Seventeen Theses on the Destiny of the Revolution in Communications and the Concept of Workers' Rule". ...brought to you by the Weapon of Transparency channel...
Proposals for APPO Congress (tags)
These proposals presented to the APPO Constitutional Congress held from Friday to Sunday, November 10-12, are based on traditional indigenous horizontal structures.
Taking the 7 Talks to the Proletariat and Building for October5 (tags)
The recent correspondence on taking out Bob Avakian’s 7 Talks, especially into proletarian communities, was very important (see Revolution #60 and #61 for articles on this). One thing that comes through: there is nothing else speaking to the how-to-live-and-die questions that are on people’s minds....
Civil society groups denounce Singapore government, IMF-WB for barring activists (tags)
Jubilee South and the Freedom from Debt Coalition of the Philippines, two of the proponents and lead organizers of the International Peoples Forum vs the IMF and World Bank, denounce the latest move of the Singapore government to prevent the exercise of freedom of speech and peaceful assembly.
Yes on Prop 89 Gains Good Goverment Supporters (tags)
California's clean elections initiative is gaining support from key good goverment organizations working to clean up state politics.
Invisible Violence in Haiti (tags)
Ignoring murder in post-coup Haiti
RED ALERT CALLED IN OAXACA (tags)
In these moments, - via radio broadcasts from the brave Oaxacan women who peacefully occupied the Channel 9 TV station last tuesday - APPO calls for a RED ALERT in order to reinforce all current blocking of local, state and federal government buildings and Channel 9 amidst the threat of intense police activity in the states capitol.
LA Welcomes Haitian Women Activists (tags)
Haitian activists Ginette Apollon and Rea Dol, in LA as part of their first visit to California, discuss the situation on the ground following the election of René Preval as President of Haiti and what are the demands of the grassroots.
Letter from Atenco Political Prisoners (tags)
SANTIAGUITO PRISONERS DENOUNCE ATTACK BY GUARD AGAINST POLITICAL PRISONER posted by Resistencia, Radio Pacheco
Court Hearing Tomorrow 7/26 (tags)
Hearing on USA Patriot Act and Humanitarian Aid Projects
STOP the War Coalition (Philippines) call on Philippine Government (tags)
STATEMENT ON THE SIEGE OF LEBANON AND GAZA BY ISRAEL
Declaration of Peace Sets Sept. 21-28 National Actions (tags)
Peace Movement Sets Sept. 21 Deadline for US Plan to Chart New Course on Iraq – Thousands to Take Action if Plan Not Established
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.
Bring the Troops Home FAST! 3,000 Join Sheehan in a Fast (tags)
3,000 people from all over the world have joined Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink in a fast to bring the troops home "FAST".
Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from the Struggles in Mexico 06/16/06-06/29/06 (tags)
The following is a correspondence from joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.
3/25 Coalition Western Regional Conference on Immigration (tags)
March 25th Coalition Western Regional Conference
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
Failed Solidarity: The ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT in Haiti (tags)
The most prominent international labor organizations active in Haiti, the ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT, working to support and strengthen labor unions that agitated for the ousting of Haiti’s democratically elected government, have simultaneously refused to condemn the massive layoffs and persecution of public sector workers and trade unionists committed by its illegally-imposed successor.
PHILIPPINES: Local governor belies PDSP claims of communist atrocities in Bukidnon (tags)
The Pesante-USA published the article of Tonyo Cruz to dispute the anti-communist and anti-people propaganda of the soc-dem pro US-Arroyo regime PDSP- a social democratic party of National Security adviser Norberto Gonzales, a clerico-fascist stooge of US Imperialism anf fascists in the Philippines.
We Are America Alliance (tags)
Newly-Forming "We Are America Alliance" Announces Next Steps to Stop HR 4437 and Press for Real Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Garotinho receives supports to the hunger strike against the persecutions and lies that tr (tags)
Garotinho receives supports to the hunger strike against the persecutions and lies that try to make impracticable its candidacy.
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.
Open Letter to the Progressive Movement (tags)
Open Letter to the Progressive Movement 'Support the South Central Farmers' -Join the demonstrations at the Mayor's Mansion Thursday, March 9 at 7PM and at City Hall Friday, March 10 at 9AM.
BOYCOTT ISRAELI APARTHEID TERRORISM (tags)
An Appeal to all Citizens of the World:
United Resistance (tags)
Strategies of the US and Mexico against the People of the Americas.
THE ZAPATISTA APPROACH TO POLITICS (tags)
Mexico - The "Other Campaign" -An Interview with Sergio Rodriguez of the Zapatista magazine "Rebeldia" by Miguel Romero
Bug them all. (tags)
Things fall apart.
Stanley Tookie Williams Vengeance or Justice (tags)
On Black Entertainment Television on Friday night, the Bloods, notorious rival to Tookie Williams' Crips gang, offered up their guns in exchange for Tookie's life. The arsenal was impressive, and the gesture unequivocal. Report from a viewer below. Boldface added.
Terrorism comes to Duke (tags)
The ISM at Duke: The Saga Continues
More Homeless Funds In Jeporady (tags)
The US House of Representatives will be voting on legislature that may cut affordable housing funds.
Hurricane Katrina -- Beware of disaster profiteers and peddlers of hate! (tags)
The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate urges donors to make an informed decision about how they want their contributions channeled and ask all those committed to broad values of secularism, pluralism and justice to oppose the forces that use the pretext of relief operations to further their sectarian agendas.
One Emergency Away (tags)
Bushies are using Katrina to eliminate local governments and establish control from the White House through FEMA
Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color-led Relief Organizations (tags)
"Targeting donations for democratic rebuilding: relief efforts led by, and/or accountable to, low-income people, people of color and local people in NOLA and other affected areas."
The FBI looks for...you (tags)
What this means for you, your friends and organizations is foreboding.
Civil Rights Documentary UnBound after 2 YRS of Suppression (tags)
LIBERTY BOUND, shunned even by organizations like MoveOn.org and Democracy Now!, has finally found the distrubution it deserves on Free Speech TV! (Dish Network 9415) Thursday, July 7th - (EST) 2am, 9am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 9pm
Summary Meeting on BP June 25th (tags)
Summary of a meeting held this past week with organizations that participated in the organizing of the Baldwin Park 2 event.
Iraqi Union Leaders Speak (tags)
US Labor Against the War includes affiliates from Nat'L labor organizations, Central Labor Councils, Regional Labor Organizations, Large Locals, (10,000 + members), Small Locals(10,000 - members), Allied Labor Organizations, Labor Anti-war groups, and other Labor Organizations.
BTL:Neoliberal Conditions Attached to G8 Debt Relief Plan for... (tags)
...Poor Nations Exacerbate Poverty ~ Interview with Bill Fletcher, president of Trans Africa Forum, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Populist #4 (tags)
The Subject of National Security, continued
Springsteen Benefit Concert (tags)
The following attachment highlights the upcoming cities and dates for the Bruce Springsteen “The Devils & Dust” Tour. Springsteen is a prominent member of World Hunger Year’s (WHY) Artist Against Hunger. WHY and Springsteen have a strong commitment to ending poverty and hunger. The concert will create awareness about the growing concerns with poverty and hunger. For more information please contact Lisa Batitto at Lisa@worldhungeryear.org
Anti-Immigrant Groups to Invade D.C. Take Action! (tags)
Anti-immigrant groups are going to D.C. to spread xenophobia. What you can do in LA to support immigrant rights!
Bush Sketches 'Wing-Clipping' Scenario for Syria's Exit from Lebanon (tags)
President Bush has sketched a wing-clipping scenario for Syria's exit from Lebanon, asserting that its intelligence organizations should no longer be allowed to influence government functions in Beirut and insisting the withdrawal should be completed before the spring elections for a new Lebanese parliament.
Reviving the Debate about Human Rights: Book Review (tags)
The author describes the development of human rights: the first generation-civil andpolitical rights, the second generation-economic, social and cultural rights and the third generation-collective rights.
2/14 at 5pm: IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS CONVENE PRESS CONFERENCE (tags)
HERMANDAD MEXICANA LATINOAMERICANA DENOUNCES REAL ID ACT IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS CONVENE PRESS CONFERENCE
CSFH Warns Against Hate Groups Exploiting Tsunami Crisis (tags)
Stay clear of sectarian groups such as India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF), Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), Sewa International and Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA).
Progress Donations Resources to the Asia Quake Relief (tags)
For the pasts several days, we had received several requests from different progress organizations to promote their humanitarian efforts in Asia, includes: Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia. Notes: The information provided here is often not verified by others, dishonest even scams involving donations are a problem in general. Please use information carefully and at your own risk
Why is gov’t spying on us? (tags)
Peace, religious groups protest infiltration
Emergency Demonstartion (tags)
Emergency demonstartion called at Westwood Federal Building tomorrow at 6PM
Voices of Iraq video is pro-occupation propaganda (tags)
The Voices of Iraq video is being promoted as fair and balanced, but is financed by right wing organizations.
OCT 16 MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)
Join over 100 groups and thousands of individuals for a mass march and rally for immigrant rights on October 16, 12 noon, at the corner of Olympic and Broadway.
S. KOREA. New Struggle Report... (tags)
...by striking migrant workers, now since 332 days occupying Myeong-dong Cathedrals compound, downtown Seoul. We demand legalization, work visa, the right to choose our work places and full labor rights.
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.
Boston Social Forum: Significance, Achievements and Some Lessons Learned (tags)
analysis of the recent Boston Social Forum by two of its organizers
Know thy enemy (tags)
Continued resistance to illegal arrests of Guadalajara protestors; help needed! (tags)
Monday, June 28th, social justice organizations in te mexican state of Jalisco organized another march to protest the continued imprisonment of Guadalajara activists. This report discusses the outcome of Monday´s march and the current situation for the imprisoned. While some results have been gained, the organizations have put out a call to all solidarity groups for economic aid. That have recieved no response so far.
ANSWER PROTESTS or STREET CORNER GATHERINGS? (tags)
I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN A DISCUSSION ON COMMUNITY PROTESTS vs. ANSWER DEMO'S. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS!
Russian Organizations Criticize US Measures against Cuba (tags)
COUNTERCONVENTION.ORG LAUNCHES WEB-BASED PROTEST TOOLS JUST IN TIME FOR THE RNC (tags)
New York City is gearing up for massive protests around the Republican National Convention slated for August 29th through September 4th. Everyone from community based organizations to unions to faith-based-groups to global justice activists is preparing for this epic event. CounterConvention.org is a website designed to help facilitate communication and resources for all those opposed to the RNC.
Rebuild the IV° International! (tags)
TROTSKYIST FRACTION INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY. To the organizations of the Movement for the Refoundation of the Fourth International:
US Latin American strategy focuses on Colombia (tags)
Colombia today is more strategic to Washington's hegemonic plan in the region than ever before. It is no coincidence that the military component of the Free Trade Area of the Americas is called Plan Colombia.
Human Right Violations In Syrian Occupied Lebanon Must Stop (tags)
In a savage reaction against the Lebanese students’ peaceful demonstration protesting the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, the Syrian installed Lebanese regime use of barbaric force sent several youngsters with broken bones to hospitals on Friday, March 12, 2004.
Mass meeting in NoHo to stop arts cuts (tags)
The online magazine for the San Fernando Valley's NoHo Arts District, www.nohoartsdistrict.com , is helping to organize an emergency community meeting to stop the attacks on CAD. Join representatives from the Cultural Affairs Department, the NoHo Theatre & Arts Business Collaborative, Valley Theatre League and other arts organizations to save the arts in Los Angeles.
Arab on Arab Violence (tags)
Half of all wives beaten last year
Peasants and workers demonstrate against the FTAA in Puebla. (tags)
Mainly Mexican peasants and unions organizations have demonstrated in Puebla, against the FTAA negotiations, that are having place in that Mexican city.
RADICAL PRO-CHOICE CALL TO ACTION FOR APRIL 25, 2004 (tags)
RADICAL PRO-CHOICE CALL TO ACTION FOR APRIL 25, 2004: —feminists, radical cheerleaders, anti-authoritarians, anarchists and all those concerned with women’s autonomy: join us on April 25th 2004 in Washington, DC for a highly festive mobile cheer bloc!
ADL Interfaith Official Quits, Stance on Film Questioned (tags)
The correct interpretation here is that Korn Authored the "Hit Strategy" on Mel Gibson's Film and it has blown up in the ADL's face as it has shown them to be the shallow, bigoted, narcisscisitic, intolerant, bullies that they are. They have done no service to the Jewish Community. The ADL Breeds Anti-Semitism. It is how they justify their existence - and get donations.
Corporate media sells it's soul (tags)
Cloned beef, 20-50,000 dead Iraquis, 7000 wounded Americans, lots of bad news out there...and now cloned beef. The supermarket union workers should start asking questions and consumers need to refuse this crap.
The Myth of Media Watchdogs (tags)
"Again, defenders of the media will claim that the media simply is performing its duties of "the public's right to know," but one must ask the simple question, "Know what?" If the media is presenting a false picture—and aiding and abetting a prosecutorial agent of the state in the commission of a felony—then we should ask whether or not journalists willingly are helping the state to lie."
Ashcroft's selective prosecution of Greenpeace, etc. (tags)
Students, Nuns and Sailor-Mongers, Beware
Greenpeace under IRS scrutiny (tags)
Greenpeace is suspected of money laundering.
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.
Basque petition for justice and peace (tags)
Petition is to highlight the Basque conflict to the media and the public. It is to show that Basques want peace and justice. Please read, sign, and pass on this petition!
False Patriotism (tags)
Pseudo-American "Patriotic" Global Subliminal Terrorism!
The Other Side of Holocaust Denial Freedom As Hate Crime (tags)
Although I am the grandson of Holocaust victims, I am embarrassed by some Jewish organizations that want to make the Jewish Holocaust the defining event of World War Two.
Call to Action from the Global South: June 2003 WTO Ministerial in Sacramento (tags)
We, the undersigned organizations representing the peoples of the South, call on concerned individuals and organizations especially those within the United States to join us in the global popular protests against the Sacramento Ministerial meeting.
Organize, Organize, Organize (tags)
An overview of the critically important relationship... between online activism and the explosive growth taking place in the peace movement; specifically, how the internet can serve to expand and enhance that growth, if we online activists promote the application of the various internet tools to the organizational tasks of the mass movement -and do so in an organized, coordinated way.
Millions march against war: Around world (tags)
An unprecedented wave of anti war demonstrations swept the globe on Feb. 15, as an estimated 11 million demonstrators poured into the streets, determined to block the Bush administration’s drive to war against Iraq. As in the U.S., initiators and participants came from a very broad array of unions, political parties, religious organizations, youth and women’s organizations, left and progressive organizations including communist and workers parties.
Arabs and Jews unite against war (tags)
INTERNET ACTIVIST NETWORK IN NY EVICTED FROM BY DOW, VERIO (tags)
Bowing to pressure from the Dow Chemical Corporation, the internet company Verio has booted the activist-oriented Thing.net from the Web.
Argentina: MOBILIZE TOGETHER TO PLAZA THE MAYO (tags)
Author: Press secretary PTS (Partido de Trabajadores por el Socialismo) Date: 12/14/2002 Source: Press Release
Appeal: New Escalation in Chipas (tags)
fwd from listserve.
SPFPA Leads Battle to Protect Security Officers! (tags)
SPFPA forms National Alliance of Police, Security and Corrections Organizations (NAPSCO) to protect and advance security unions nationwide.
End the Body Count (tags)
August 22, '02 The Pasadena Area Coalition for a Just Palestinian - Israeli Peace in conjunction with many area organizations held a rally and met with Senator Feinstein's staff. These Organizations put pressure on our politicians and give the public an accurate viewpoint of the conflict. Their efforts will help to "End the Body Count".
Committee to Protect Journalists is a Fraud (tags)
I hope everyone reads this...
Open Letter To Committee to Protect Journalists (tags)
I write to inform you of specific acts and immediate threats against journalists in Venezuela, and to ask you 12 questions, as a journalist, about your organization's previous statements regarding press freedom issues in that country. I hope that your organization will take immediate action to defend these journalists at risk, and that you will offer full and honest answers to the 12 questions.
Bringing the ADC Back to the Democratic Mainstream (tags)
A statement calling for the reinstatement of Michael Shehadeh, prominent civil rights activist, who was relieved of his role as Western Regional Director.
***DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT*** (tags)
L.A. DOWNTOWN FEDERAL BUILDING Friday, June 28 @ 4 PM FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 213.487.2368
CAMPUS EARTH FESTIVAL at UCSC (tags)
Attend the first annual Campus Earth Festival at UCSC! (Featuring La Paz, LA's very own hip hop trio!) Independant journalists, video, audio, and photo are strongly encouraged. For more information, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMPUS EARTH FESTIVAL at UCSC (tags)
Attend the first annual Campus Earth Festival at UCSC! Independant journalists, video, audio, and photo are strongly encouraged. For more information, please send an email to: email@example.com
Progressive Voices (tags)
A new national directory to link together progressives working in communities across the nation.
Update on hearing by Subcommitee on Ecoterrorism (tags)
Question: Ben & Jerry's, Ford Foundation, PETA, Ruckus Society, RAN, and ELF ... what do they all have in common? Answer: They were all denounced today on Capitol Hill as either "terrorists" or "terrorist supporting".
Pew Fellowships in International Journalism (tags)
Pew Fellowships in International Journalism Offered to Journalists Interested in International Issues
Orange County Taco Bell Protest Report (tags)
Over 100 demonstrators in Santa Ana demand justice for Taco Bell's exploited tomato pickers in Florida
Gore Won the 2000 Presidential Election! from Democracy Now! 11/13/01 (tags)
To listen to this remarkable and lengthy (27m) Democracy Now! segment go to: www.webactive.com/pacifica/exile.html or simply go to www.democracynow.org
DFLP: Demonstrators mark 84 years since Balfour Declaration, 2 Nov. 01 (tags)
The DFLP and other Palestinian organizations staged a rally at the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp and another in front of the UN House in downtown Beirut to protest the creation of the State of Israel after British promises for a Jewish homeland during World War I.
All the news that . . . shhhhush! (tags)
'New war' to be fought with unprecedented secrecy. Why? Becasue terrorist organizations lack the intelligence-gathering capacity that nations possess, relying instead on news organizations to find out what their enemies are doing. Could this be why the CIA subscribes to so many newspapers?
FRAUDULENT STORY MISREPRESENTS SEPT 29 DEMONSTRATION (tags)
The Sep29 Convening Organizations wish to clarify a fraudulent story appearing on Indymedia; S29 Justice Mobilization postponed their march and rally for September 29 and the overwhelming majority of the original 100 endorsers have withdrawn their support for the newly planned event. for downtown L.A. on that date.
Borderhack 2.O *REPORT* (tags)
SOMETHING there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. -Robert Frost
Progressive Technology Project Grants (tags)
Progressive Technology Project Accepting Applications for Spring 2001 Grants Pool works to raise the scope and scale of technology resources available to grassroots organizing groups working for environmental, economic, and social justice.
Neighborhood Councils: Democracy or Crap? (tags)
Per the new L.A. City Charter (1999), we will have Neighborhood Councils, for better or for worse. The activist community in L.A., which seems to be gaining momentum, is perhaps the only constituency that can stop these councils from becoming a total sham.
Ballona Wetlands Networking Event (tags)
Ballona Networking Event February 18, 2001
COUPWATCH: OMB Watch on Faith-based initiatives (tags)
Under "charitable choice" there can be a merging of services and religious message even as federal funding is not used to pay for the non-secular message. The wall of separation is diminished. The irony is that one week ago President Bush, through executive memo, created an unusual wall of separation. He prohibited the use of government funds for international groups that use their own money to advocate for pro-choice or provide counseling on such issues. It seems political message may be more important that consistency.
COUPWATCH: Ashcroft Preserved Racially Discriminatory Voter Registration (tags)
As governor, Ashcroft twice vetoed measures passed overwhelmingly by the Missouri legislature to authorize volunteer deputy registrars from nonpartisan organizations to register voters in the city of St. Louis, which was about 50% black. Such deputies were allowed in suburban St. Louis County, which had 81% voter registration compared to 73% in the city.
Corporate-funded AIDS organizations jail PWAs (tags)
It's really sick that AIDS organizations funded by pharmaceutical companies are now spending their money to put people with AIDS in jail! Project Inform gets half their money from drug companies, whose drugs they then promote with a one-sided view. They used Morrison and Forrester to prosecute these people with AIDS. Morrison and Forrester represented the helicopter companies to get Plan Colombia passed in congress.
JOIN US NOW! BFCO (tags)
"Billionaires for co-optation" is a new grass-roots organization devoted to co-optation of opposition and perpetuation of capitalism.
Please table this funding topic for now (tags)
Write to CNN and PRAISE them for this. (tags)
Call to Action FREE OUR PUPPETISTAS (tags)
Call to action to help FREE OUR PUPPETISTAS, now being held as Political Prisoners in the jails of Philadephia.
D2K Press Conference to Reclaim Pershing Square (tags)
D2K Holds a press conference Today to show the media who the protesters really are and to celebrate the ACLU's legal victory in regaining first ammendment rights for the DNC protests