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The year 2006 was another hell on earth for the Palestinian people, especially in Gaza. Is there any hope for relief? Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” led to freedom for African-Americans. Question: Will ex-President Jimmy Carter’s tome, “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid,” play a comparable role in ending the evil of the Israeli Occupation?
On Friday, January 12th, there will be a picket line at the Federal Building in San Francisco (450 Golden Gate) from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Protesters will demand: an end to the immigration raids now; freedom for all detained workers; the return of jobs to all those detained; the right for all undocumented immigrants to unionize; and "a General and Unconditional Amnesty for all!"
Protestar no es delito
The invasion and occupation of Iraq is nearing the four year mark. There is no end in sight to the violence. Experts have stated repeatedly that there is "no military solution," yet the Idiot Bush is suggesting a "surge" of troops. (This actually includes re-re-re-using some of the same troops who are there already.)
At no point since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, has humanity been closer to the unthinkable, a nuclear holocaust which could potentially spread, in terms of radioactive fallout, over a large part of the Middle East. All the safeguards of the Cold War era, which categorized the nuclear bomb as "a weapon of last resort" have been scrapped. "Offensive" military actions using nuclear warheads are now described as acts of "self-defense". The distinction between tactical nuclear weapons and the conventional battlefield arsenal has been blurred. America's new nuclear doctrine is based on "a mix of strike capabilities". The latter, which specifically applies to the Pentagon's planned aerial bombing of Iran, envisages the use of nukes in combination with conventional weapons. [more]
All the safeguards of the Cold War era, which categorized the nuclear bomb as "a weapon of last resort" have been scrapped. "Offensive" military actions using nuclear warheads are now described as acts of "self-defense".
The distinction between tactical nuclear weapons and the conventional battlefield arsenal has been blurred. America's new nuclear doctrine is based on "a mix of strike capabilities". The latter, which specifically applies to the Pentagon's planned aerial bombing of Iran, envisages the use of nukes in combination with conventional weapons. [more]
The student reporters of Radio Journalism 101 present, Free Skool Radio News, a collection of reports, interviews and sounds from just a handful of the dozens of classes and workshops offered through Free Skool Santa Cruz. We'll hear about the Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra, Improv Contact Dance, Spanish Conversation, Tray Boarding, the Punk Sewing Circle and more. This program is the final project of Radio Journalism 101, Free Skool class on the basics of broadcast news production, facilitated by V-Man.
MEXA visits and maintains memorial to deceased immigrants
Imam Fawaz Damra 'Disappeared' by US agents
Prisoner Hunger Strike!
10 Γενάρη, ενάντια στην αναθεώρηση του άρθρου 16
Counter protestors drown out US Border Watch
Day 76 TakeBackTheLand: Victory for Umoja Village! Anti-shantytown ordinance is pulled
Big Media Threat to Democracy
It is a 50day, 24hour, 7day a week vigil, begun on Monday, January 1st, and concluding on Monday, February 19th. I think it obvious that the 50 days symbolize the 50 bullets fired at Sean Bell and his friends.
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There are creative ways to use technology to bring the war home to the USA. Because corporate media refuses to show people what their tax money is doing to a country, a city, a people and a child, we have a responsibility to act creatively.
Three Common Ground volunteers were arrested Friday evening by two New Orleans police officers. The three had spent the day at the Woodlands apartment complex in Algiers helping residents who were being evicted move out of their homes. One of the officers was previously involved in another controversial incident at the Woodlands.
photos of the die-in protest from jan.7th 2007 in pioneer square.
photos of the die-in protest from jan.7th 2007 in pioneer square.
January 6, 2007 -- Over 1000 people gathered in Nancy Pelosi's district, on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, to spell out the message "IMPEACH!" "America is a great country," said event organizer Brad Newsham, a local cab driver and author. "But President Bush has betrayed our faith. He mislead us into a disastrous war, and is trampling on our Constitution. He has to go. Now. I hope Nancy Pelosi is listening today."
Here in Portland, Oregon several lawyers are defending Guantanamo detainees, including Adel Hamad. Since the passage of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 in September, with the elimination of the writ of habeas corpus, these lawyers hands are tied and the detainees have no legal recourse. Three of us, a physician, a teacher and a web developer have been working with these public defenders, who have provided us with all the unclassified materials on Adel Hamad's case. These lawyers have gone to the extraordinary length of traveling to Afghanistan and Pakistan to verify his story and film video testimony. We have developed a website with many ways you can become involved and engaged around this issue. Please visit http://www.projecthamad.org to meet Adel Hamad and learn more. Also go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5E3w7ME6Fs to see the compelling video the lawyers compiled on Adel Hamad's behalf.
Peter Laufer writes, "This is an open letter I wrote to the son of one of my best friends after I heard he was being deployed to the Iraq War. As the author of Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq, I felt obligated to make sure he knew his alternatives and to do all I could to dissuade him from boarding the outbound plane. I failed, but perhaps publishing the letter may influence others."
Bristol couple currently teaching in Nablus write about what they see.. Bristol couple currently teaching in Nablus write about what they see.. Jnickleberry writes: Another update from Mirian and Alan, the Bristol couple currently teaching in Nablus, Palestine. An extract of their most recent update is below - they describe their daily walk to work: Join us on our walk from our apartment to our project office, First, we pass a hospital where 2 weeks ago, a wanted man was gunned down by an Israeli hit-squad in a fake ambulance. As he bled to death, hospital staff were forbidden, at gunpoint, to treat him. As you walk down the hill, you pass a martyr's shrine - destroyed overnight a couple of weeks ago by the IDF and a common occurence. As you walk down the main street past the Khuddrawat (fruit and veg market), you notice that the large civic building to the left is unoccupied and the glass in the windows broken. The roundabout in Martyr's Square is bare and wrecked (it used to be a pleasant place to sit with flowers and trees) and surrounding buildings are unkempt and down-trodden. In the whole of Nablus, you notice many closed shops....On we go, past the bombed-flat soap-factory, and past a shrine to martyrs. What hits you is the youth of the faces on the posters which decorate the shrine. The Old City, which bears the scars of many gun-battles and explosions, is full of stories. One is the family whose house is nightly raided by the IDF who like to use their bedroom as a sniping post. It is very rare for their terrified children to get anything approaching a night's sleep....Full Article| Palestine: A World Apart | http://witenagemot800.blogspot.com/ | Jabal an-Nar - Hill of Fire | Bristol man returns from witnessing injustices in Palestine |Contribute An Article | How To Contribute Articles - A Brief Guide | Add To The Calendar |
Arcadia Forest Obituary
Media is the issue for a big national meeting Memphis is hosting Friday January 12th through Sunday the 14th. Media scholars and activists from around the U.S. and some foreign countries will come to the 2007 National Conference for Media Reform. (The full conference description and details are updated at the Free Press web site, "www.freepress.net.") On Saturday, many of the conference participants will go to the Memphis Federal Building plaza downtown to demonstrate for media policy reforms, and to talk to more Memphis citizens and the working press about key media issues.
Saturday, January 20th, 2007 will be the third annual large, broad-based day of protest against the "Walk for Life" in San Francisco. Bay Area residents will be celebrating the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized a woman's right to have an abortion in the US. The kick-off rally begins at 10:30 a.m. at Pier 5 (on Embarcadero near Market Street); followed at 11:30 a.m. by a multi-issue counter-demonstration to the "Walk for Life" route along the Embarcadero waterfront; and ending with a community rally at Aquatic Park with more speakers, music and art. BACORR will also host a post-rally gathering at New Valencia Hall at 1908 Mission St (at 15th Street) in San Francisco at 4:00 p.m.
On Jan. 4th, Lt. Ehren Watada sat before a military judge in Ft. Lewis, WA, for a pre-trial hearing that defined what will be admissible during the court-martial which begins on Feb. 5th. Watada's defense attorney, Eric Seitz, argued that "the legality of the Iraq War is not merely a political question. Lt. Watada's specific intent was to avoid unlawful actions in Iraq... For the sake of due process, we need the opportunity to raise this issue." The Army's lead prosecutor, Captain Daniel Kuecker, repeatedly defended his subpoenas of civilian reporters Sarah Olson and Gregg Kakesako, and anti-war activists Phan Nguyen and Gerri Haynes, as "relevant" and "admissible" for the prosecution. These reporters and activists remain under order to take the stand on Feb. 5th. Report and photos
At a news conference in front of the Federal Courthouse in Sacramento on January 4, members of the Sacramento Coalition to End the War launched a campaign to pressure Representative Doris Matsui and Congress to stop funding the Iraq occupation.
Martin Luther King Day
A mais estúpida corrida do mundo
Nearly a dozen people demonstrated outside of the Astor Place Benetton store in NYC two days ago. After angrily entering the store and being kicked out, the demonstrators set up a picket outside of the Benetton. Flyers were distributed and conversations started with shoppers, with the aim of disrupting business.
the 8th issue of The Super Happy Anarcho Fun Pages, a free seasonal comics zine, has been released, to much fanfare and rejoicement.
Kevin Alfred Strom, a major American neo-Nazi leader for almost 20 years, was arrested by federal agents in Virginia Thursday night and charged with possession of child pornography and witness tampering.
The main "Die-In" where everyone laid down all together only lasted about 45 seconds. Fortunately some people thought this was absurd and continued to lay down for at least the next 15 minutes before I left. Otherwise disappointing but images can be powerful. Any photos?
On Monday, Fouad would have been twenty nine years old, and presumably enjoying his new found career as a real estate salesman. He would still be the loving son, brother, friend, and human being that so many here have reported about.
Wouldn't it be nice if we all got the personalized attention and services (and apparent allocation of resources) that the self-described "influence peddlers" - and their damsels in distress - receive as a matter of course?
Scientists' Report Documents ExxonMobil’s Tobacco-like Disinformation Campaign on Global Warming Science
[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.]
As the official count of US soldiers killed in Iraq reaches 3000, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed, maimed, or wounded by US troops and their allies, we bring you this Special on War and Elections...
The NY Times today published a shameless article in which it attempts to wipe the blood from Bush's hands, claiming it was the "Iraqi Government" (wink, wink) who wanted to hang Saddam, not the Foreign Occupier.
United for Peace and Justice (1500 organizations) is teaming with over 500 additional groups to march on Congress to insist the US get out of Iraq. Massive numbers are expected to rally and march around the Capital on January 27 at the start of a 3-day event.
Talk @ Zeitgeist Center 1/4/07 on states of disaster, children in Sudan, NYC, & N.O.
BTL:Bush Signs Federal Legislation Expanding Power to Declare Martial Law
Coming Home, Stronger Than Before, Pt. 1
Community Congress II report, pt. 1
Malik Rahim on Democracy Now!
Left Behind: The Story of the New Orleans Public Schools
Last minute reprieve: Woodland apartment evictions moved to early next week
Pres. Ford Legacy: Nixon’s “Above the Law” Pardon & Kennedy Assassination Cover-up