fix articles 9141, democratic convention
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.
A 99-page report "Election fraud" from Election Justice USA (tags)
Thanks to neoliberalism and expansion of the financial sector, checks and balances have been eclipsed by revolving doors. Wars become business opportunities. As the psychologist Rainer Mausfeld explains, propaganda can make facts and alternatives disappear.
Los Angeles Sit-In to Fight Voter Suppression (tags)
Protest and Occupation of LA City Hall to Oppose Vote Suppression
“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
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.
Foreclosure Victims Occupy Senate Stump Speech of Kamala Harris (tags)
“Sold out! Sold out! Took money from Wall Street!” came shouts from the crowd when Senate candidate Kamala Harris took the stage at the California Democratic Party convention. As California Attorney General, Kamala Harris protected the banks from criminal prosecution for their crimes by orchestrating a sweetheart deal of a settlement. “Task Force? Task Fail! Criminal Bankers Should Be In Jail!”
Karl Rove, Netanyahu and Islamic Uprisings (tags)
The hate machine, lie machine, and the money machine are all on full blast with intent to kill any chance progressives and liberals have standing—especially President Obama and some Senators. The Republican strategy has been to deny, ignore, deceive, and attack. What is also becoming known, since there is now no other viable alternative candidate in Ron Paul, is that the Romney/ Ryan team will likely be a huge disaster in the making for a majority of Americans. So despite what well seems like another stolen election in the making, such as with disenfranchising voters with new State laws, alienated, apathetic, disappointed, disheartened, angry, resentful, confused, Americans, and all independent minds must get out and vote in huge numbers this election—because this election still deeply matters.
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.
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?
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.
RNC ’08: Pit Bulls On Parade (tags)
If you thought, in the wake of the nightmare of the Bush years, and the euphoria of the Democratic Convention, that the political pendulum in the USA was swinging to the “left”… If you thought that the Bush regime was so widely and bitterly hated that a repackaged version couldn’t seriously contend for the presidency… If you thought that the Christian fundamentalist theocrats were passé… Then you got a shocking wake up call from the Republican National Convention.
The Psychopathology of The Republican (tags)
Fear. Domination. The Reptilian Brain and the Non-Goodness of Man. The Republican party is a party of domination, not partnership. Dominate the earth-drill, excavate. Dominate Iraq, because they could someday dominate us.
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.
Am I a Terrorist? (tags)
Sometimes I wonder...
Mid-Summer Alert—Update (tags)
Very Strange Timing for Little Georgia to Attack the Big Bear
CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL! First National Convergence of the Movement for a Democratic Society (tags)
It was a hectic week for activists in Chicago. There was the Select Media Festival, a Teaching for Social Justice Conference, a SNCC commemoration, the Humanities festival, a National Convention to End the Death Penalty, and Bob Brown’s law-suit against the corporations. Not least, the Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) held its first national convergence at Loyola University, from November 8 through 11 with the participation of the newly inspired SDS, Students for a Democratic Society.
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.
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...
ON CONGRESSMAN KUCINICH'S CAMPAIGN (tags)
BREAK WITH THE DEMOCRATS
Screw Job: Veterans and First Amendment Both Get Hit (tags)
With the so-called War on Terrorism setting the tone, police agencies, including new ones in the Homeland Security Department, are trampling on the First Amendment freedom to seek redress of grievances, calling their assault “proactive” measures.
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]
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.
What Really Happened At Venezuela's Recall Referendum (tags)
Worried about Florida in November? Official Election Observer Margaret Prescod saw a better picture in Venezuela last August that gives us all some lessons in how to do it right
Kerry Receives 100 Times More in Contributions from GOP Donors than Nader (tags)
The anti-Nader Democrats have spread their big lie to discredit Nader and silence his anti-war and progressive message that Kerry could not rebut.
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.
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.
Delivering the NO! at the RNC; The Battle for a Revolutionary Summation (tags)
As we sum up the week of protest at the RNC and look to the struggles ahead, we should think about those who will be cracking history books in the future. We need to think about this today as we run the streets and struggle to win hearts and minds, fighting for a whole different world. As we rise up to say NO! to this rolling juggernaut of imperialist destruction, we need to think about all those future people who will be learning about the historic struggles that took place in the early part of the 21st century. When the world was crackling with both danger and opportunity..how did history unfold?
Life and Lies Under the Terrordome (tags)
How intensely war moves on the "home front" are being escalated! How suspicious the timing of all this is! How completely flimsy all the supposed "evidence" turned out to be!
Drawing A Line In The Sand: Bush & The Election (tags)
Shortly after Bush stole the 2000 election, I wrote an article in which I suggested that it might be wise to consider the purchase of an AK47 as an investment. Today those words sound strangely prophetic, yet eerie alien.
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
BTL:The Life of Peace, Social Justice Activist Dave Dellinger (tags)
Remembered Interview with Leonard Weinglass, human rights attorney, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Want to Change the World TODAY? Here's Your Chance... (tags)
While the mass media is desperately trying to make any distinctions between corporate puppets Kerry and Edwards, and with IMC disturbingly silent on the electoral process all together, the fundamental choice that looms TODAY for all Californians concerned with a better future is, will we support the movement for meaningful change that Dennis Kucinich is offering us? Vote for a CHANGE not more of the SAME! www.kucinich.us
Unite for Kucinich Now (tags)
All of these problems we're facing today will go away if we can get the right man in office this November. Kucinich is the True American, K/E are just posers. Why is there a deafening silence from the 'alternative' press at this time. Kucinich got 30% in Hawaii- Common Dreams -Nothing! All of the IMCs in supertuesday states- Only Minnesota with a feature front and center... and that was minimal. WTF - this is what IMCs are for- we NEED ti be THE Alternative media now!
That these issues I keep hearing about--of the increased use of police and military force in this country--are real. They're not happening in the future; they're happening today.
Doctor of Deception: Howard Dean at it Again (tags)
Howard Dean Lies.
GRASSROOTS REDRESS HERO BERT NAKANO PASSES (tags)
GRASSROOTS REDRESS HERO BERT NAKANO PASSES ON SEPT. 27 IN GARDENA
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.
FOX-TV So Rabidly Pro-Bush They Should Be On The Campaign Payroll (tags)
Watching Fox News is like watching an electronic adolescent that has appointed itself the strident, belligerent defender of the Bush administration and its foreign policy.
Flags flying in Hollywood (tags)
Report on Hollywood demo with photo of peace flag juxtaposed on top of US flag
10/27 at Pershing Square (tags)
“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life!” exclaims one African-American man. “Never?” I ask. “No!” he says, “What’s it about?” “It’s against the war.” “Oh,” he nods. “That’s good. The war is bad.”
The Peace Movement Continues - Report-back Oct. 13th in Westwood (tags)
As the drumbeat of war persists and American bombs continue to fall on Afghanistan, the peace movement here at home persists in sending a message that many Americans are in strong opposition to this war.
MASS MOBILIZATION RECEIVES SOLIDARITY STATEMENT FROM COLOMBIA (tags)
Largest Los Angeles mass mobilization since the Democratic Convention, set for September 29, gains momentum; receives solidarity statement from Colombia
EVENING RAP TO IWD-LA (tags)
IWD strike leaders & participants summarize 3/8 day of protest & enjoy entertainment
Protest in LA: Unmasking the Democratic Convention (tags)
Independent documentary on Democratic Convention protests is now available.
Articles, photos & videos on L.A. Labor News web site (tags)
Resources: Convention protest articles, videos and photos available on L.A. Labor News,
Who Says We Didn't Get Good Press? (tags)
So maybe it's only a free community newspaper, and it's not owned by a media conglomerate, but it's widely read in my town. This was the lead editorial in this week's Santa Monica Mirror.
Rants and Reflections (tags)
Excellent article in the LA Weekly by Ben Ehrenreich titled: Rants and Reflections A street-side view of the Democratic Convention
This Is What Democracy Sounds Like! (tags)
This fascinating recording is a 19 minute montage of sounds from the protests surrounding the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles
NINGUN SER HUMANO ES ILEGAL (Poster) (tags)
NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL
"NO MORE BOMBS!" (Poster) (tags)
Down with the Rat Empire!
CORPORATE POWER #1 (Poster) (tags)
CORPORATE POWER CRUSHES DEMOCRACY!
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.
Iraq - Washington's Ongoing Dirty (tags)
Washington continues to bomb Iraq almost daily, terrorizing a civilian population still devastated by war damage and on the brink of collapse due to brutal economic sanctions.
Nervous Delegates (tags)
Nervous delegates are heckled by protestors as they leave the Democratic Convention
Police Line (tags)
Police after the Rage Against the Machine concert outside the Democratic Convention
Rubber Bullet Wound (tags)
This man was shot in the back with a rubber bullet by police after leaving the Rage Against the Machine concert outside the Democratic Convention
Rubber Bullet (tags)
A rubber bullet recovered from outside Democratic Convention after police fired at people leaving Rage Against the Machine performance. (Quarter included for scale)
Zombies for Gore (tags)
Zombies for Gore outside Democratic Convention
Listening to Rage (tags)
Group at Rage Against the Machine concert outside Democratic Convention
Marchers arrive at Rage concert (tags)
Marchers arriving at Rage Against the Machine concert outside Democratic Convention
Crowd during Rage performance (tags)
Crowd during Rage Against the Machine's performance outside the Democratic Convention
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.
Organized Labor to Take Part in Democratic Convention Protests (tags)
Organized labor has announced plans to take part in the D2K protests.
ACLU Bites Into Philly Police Mess (tags)
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is extremely critical of how Police Commissioner John Timoney and District Attorney Lynne Abraham are overreacting to the disruptions and vandalism that occurred in Philadelphia on August 1, 2000.
STOP POLICE GUNS AT DEM. CONV.STOP POLICE GUNS AT DEM. CONV. (tags)
PROTEST THE CONVENTIONS!!!! (tags)
Republican Convention-Philadelphia July 31-August 3 Democratic Convention-Los Angeles August 14-17