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Verbal assault good, free speech not

Allen Hines, 03.11.2005 22:59

War veteran Dave Airhart climbed the Army recruiters' rock wall and hung an anti-war banner on the wall at Kent State University. For his actions, Airhart was fined by police and faces disciplinary action through the university. But when a protester was assaulted, the police and university seemed to look the other way.

The Tao Of Dubya - By William Thomas, 03.11.2005 21:54

Is Bush on the beam? Is the world’s most churchgoing country truly following the path pioneered by sages? Or savages? To find out, it seems appropriate to compare Dubya’s most noteworthy sayings with the aphorisms of one the world’s first great teachers. In the Way of the Tao, Lao Tzu taught the path to achieving harmony—something Dubya is teaching the world through increasingly inventive examples that ensure just the opposite. In the classic tradition of Chinese sagacity, the emperor’s quote is given first, followed by commentary from the sage.>>>

What is USA ranked in the Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2005, 03.11.2005 21:30

Guess what USA was ranked on the world's Freedom of Press index?
The O! so mighty nation USA, home of the brave, land of the free, blah blah
spreading "freedom" in the world by starting wars, institutionalizing torture,
committing attrocities, trampling basic human rights and installing tyrannies.

Call for International Solidarity Actions Against the Narmada Dam 23rd-27th Nov. 2005

Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save the Narmada Movement), 03.11.2005 18:10

Call for International Solidarity Actions: 23-27th Nov. 2005
Celebrating 20 years of Resistance Against the Narmada Dam!

A Cry for Help from Ethiopia

Marianne Perez, 03.11.2005 17:26

After 5 months of relative calm, violence erupts again in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia... and no one seems to care.

Resist Or Die

Tim Leyba, 03.11.2005 15:53


Benetton Group - Press Office, 03.11.2005 15:00

In occasion of the donation by the Benetton group of a significant area of land in Patagonia in favour of the local indigenous populations, an exciting online publishing experiment in seven languages. Open to reflection, ideas and co-operation, linked to the world and to “others”.


Benetton Group - Press Office, 03.11.2005 14:13

Circa 7.500 ettari di territorio
nella Provincia argentina di Chubut


MooreLeftGatekeeper, 03.11.2005 13:31

"I don't own a single share of stock!" filmmaker Michael Moore proudly proclaimed.

He's right. He doesn't own a single share. He owns tens of thousands of shares – including nearly 2,000 shares of Boeing, nearly 1,000 of Sonoco, more than 4,000 of Best Foods, more than 3,000 of Eli Lilly, more than 8,000 of Bank One and more than 2,000 of Halliburton, the company most vilified by Moore in "Fahrenheit 9/11."

AC! est indivisible

AC! REIMS canal historique, 03.11.2005 13:09

2 rue Féry
51 100 Reims
Tel: 03 26 06 08 98
les mardis et vendredis de 14 h 00 à 17 h 00
Autres jours sur rendez-vous
Les assises d'AC! non nullement remis en cause les principes de fonctionnement d'AC! ni la charte. Seule une minorité ne représentant que des individualités et qu'eux mêmes, exerçant une relation de rupture avec les orientations d'AC! se permettent de diffuser la "scission" D'AC!


ism_valencia, 03.11.2005 11:39

A qui es pregunte pel sentit de l’acció pacifica i unitària què va tenir lloc el darrer divendres 28 d’octubre al Claustre de La Universitat de València amb motiu de la conferència de l’ex-Ministre israelià Shlomo Ben-Ami programada dins del marc dels Premis Octubre. A qui la condemna. A qui la qualifica d’antidemocràtica. A qui esgrimeix l’argument de la llibertat d’expressió. També a tots els qui no hajau tingut l’oportunitat de conèixer al professor Ben-Ami qui, com a conseqüència del boicot portat a terme per un grup de persones, no va poder pronunciar la seua conferència.

En Ràdio Klara están recordando a Eduardo Haro Tecglen

Manolo, 03.11.2005 11:16

En Ràdio Klara recordamos a Eduardo Haro Tecglen. Jueves día 3 de Noviembre a las 10 de la mañana, especial Eduardo Haro Tecglen. Recabamos, entre otras, las opiniónes de J.Luis Sampedro, Rafael Cid, Alfons Cervera. Próximo Jueves 3 de Noviembre a las 10 de la mañana, especial Eduardo Haro Tecglen.

Propuesta Encuentro de Movimientos Sociales de la Comunidad de Madrid

Proceso Asambleario, 03.11.2005 09:48

A partir de la iniciativa de un grupo plural de personas de Madrid que habían participado en el V Foro Social Mundial de Porto Alegre, se hizo una convocatoria abierta, de carácter asambleario, a movimientos y organizaciones que tuvo lugar el pasado 1 de octubre. Esta asamblea, a la que acudieron más de cuarenta colectivos, decidió iniciar un proceso amplio y abierto para convocar un Encuentro de movimientos de la Comunidad de Madrid en la primavera de 2006, sobre la base de la Carta de principios de Porto Alegre.
Para ello, la asamblea encargó a una comisión, integrada por cuantas personas han querido participar en ella, el diseño de una propuesta concreta de Encuentro, cuyo resultado consensuado es este documento. Se trata de un texto de trabajo abierto a las críticas y aportaciones de todos los colectivos, que están invitados a ponerlas en común en la asamblea prevista para el 12 de noviembre de 2005, a las 10 de la mañana, en la sede del Consejo de la Juventud de España, C/ Montera, 24.

A Thousand Students Walk Out In Seattle To Protest Iraq War Nov 2

Mark Taylor-Canfield, 03.11.2005 09:11

Students In Seattle Continue Anti-Military Recruitment Campaign


robert griffin neil wollman, 03.11.2005 04:56

News reports of attacks and suicide bombings in Iraq inform Americans of horrendous physical conflict and carnage. And we see those in Iraq who grieve over their losses. In the U.S., one of the tragic consequences of the war in Iraq is that thousands of effected soldiers and families will be dealing with a lifetime of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

In addition, even Americans who will never see a battlefield, or be touched directly by the loss or injury of a loved one, pay psychological costs for the war. Beyond any ways that our collective psyche is effected by the horrors of war, there are other psychological injuries that can affect us all, sometimes at a deep and long lasting level.

DoD Seeks to Build Mini Aerial Surveillance 'Vehicles'

Steve Peacock, 03.11.2005 04:09

Miniature, flying surveillance vehicles – less than 7.5 centimeters long and weighing under 10 grams – are following you down the street and tracking you even as you navigate the inside of buildings, including your own home. They're hovering above and around you, and are transmitting your conversations and video images back to federal agents.

Sounds like the ranting of a severely, emotionally disturbed individual, doesn’t it? Well, guess again. Though the U.S. government doesn’t yet have such mini-monitoring hovercraft, it eagerly wants to create them.


Middle East Newsline, 03.11.2005 01:57

Middle-East tyranny, and human suffering are a key to the US and it's colonial
economy. An end to human-suffering would mean an end to US colonial dominance.
This scenerio is basically a nightmare to all people (conservative/liberal)
who prefer a life of luxury at the expense of others.
Question is, how long is this scenerio going to last?
Even the now super-power USA was once at the receiving end of tyranny when it
first sought to end human suffering at the hands of the then super-power

The return of the caliphate: no reason why the west should oppose the vision of a reunited Islamic world

The Guardian - Osama Saeed - Muslim Association of Britain, 03.11.2005 01:49

Bush, Blair and Clarke's vehement opposition of the Unit Islamic Caliphate
claiming that it is Al-Qaida's objective, inspite of the fact that Al-Qaida
itself has never proclaimed such an objective, exposes the true intent of
the Bush and most of the west's imperialist doctrine. War against terror
in reality translates to crusade against Islam--a crusade--adding truth to Bush's
freudian slip, when he first declared a "crusade" against "terror".

Aristide and the Endless Revolution: reviewed in Vancouver

DOGSPOT, 03.11.2005 01:00

Nicolas Rossier's new documentary, Aristide and the Endless Revolution, featured at the Vancouver International Film Festival(VIFF), marks an important contribution to the struggle to disseminate the truth about Haiti's hard struggle for self-determination.

Please Do Not Give Ethiopian Leaders A Way Out on a Silver Platter

Yohannes Woldemariam, 02.11.2005 23:17

When your enemy is making a very serious mistake, don't be impolite and disturb
him. — Napoleon Bonaparte

I would add and say that When your enemy is making a fool of himself in public and showing its true color, you don't draw attention away from him. Sadly, the Eritrean government is puplic pronouncements in Ethiopia, when the correct course of action is not to say anything and let events speak for themselves. Any statements from the government of Eritrea about current events in Ethiopia are unwarranted and only serve to help the Meles Zenawi Regime.

It is hard to believe that Eritrean leaders cannot understand the implications of their utterances. The following statement by the Eritrean Foreign Ministry is a stupid move. It provides Meles Zenawi a pretext to ignite war thereby diverting attention from his very grave domestic problems. It alienates the United States and can potentially turn it against the Eritrea. Why poor Eritrea wants to draw American wrath on itself cannot be understood by sane people. Folks, we are talking about a country that survives on food aid and remittances from its expatriate citizens.

Below, please find:

1. Statement by the Ministry of Eritrean Foreign Affairs

2. A report on post election violence in Ethiopia by Amnesty International

3. Tense troop movements between the two countries

Funding Cuts May Hurt Homeless (SL Streets)

Scott Sowle, 02.11.2005 21:44

Budget cuts by Congress may leave homeless outside. The efforts by Congress to cut federal budget may hurt homeless sevice providers and organizations.

The greatest intellectual? Chomsky Regrets Earlier Position on Srebrenica

Emma Brockes, The Guardian, 02.11.2005 20:46

Center for Islamic Pluralism

Washington, DC --

Bismillah ir-rahman ir-rahim, Bajram mubarek!

We welcome the blessed month of Ramadan as a time of celebration of the delivery of our Qur’an al-qerim. As Muslims, we avoid the expression of negative or harsh thoughts and improper language at this time.

Nevertheless, we must also take moral lessons during Ramadan. One such is offered by the repellent comments of Noam Chomsky, who has been championed by the Wahhabi lobby, recusant leftists, and neofascists. It is tragic to see a child of the Bani Israil, the people of Prophet Musa aleyhisalaam, express such brutal and terrible propagandistic lies, depending for his source on the corrupt Canadian general, Lewis McKenzie. We wish that Chomsky and his Muslim admirers, which unfortunately includes many misled Bosniaks, should be judged by the mothers of the victims of Srebrenica.

May Allah swt reward him appropriately.

Qur’an 4:121: “For them, their abode will be hellfire, and from it they will find no escape.”


Rachel Gluck, 02.11.2005 18:36

The issue: terrorism. The players: the U.S., the U.N., and Europe. The targets: Syria and Iran. The truth? Yes, as long as you read this entire article, not just the parts you like to see.


Por Néstor Núñez, 02.11.2005 15:46

Como era de suponer, la prepotencia, esa negativa cualidad que suele acompañar a la élite de poder en Estados Unidos, está poniendo en jaque al nuevo gran administrador del imperio.
Bien que fue advertido por la gente sensata del planeta, entre ellas Cuba, a partir de sus agresivas diatribas levantadas de manera oportunista sobre las cenizas de las Torres Gemelas: la fuerza no solucionará el problema del terrorismo, y las agresiones que esa política genere tendrán un efecto contraproducente.


Por Noelio Tiuna, 02.11.2005 15:41

Estados Unidos invitó formalmente a un grupo restringido de relatores especiales de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos (CDH) a visitar el campo de concentración instalado en la base de Guantánamo, territorio cubano ocupado pese a la
oposición de la mayor de las Antillas.

'A Dubai on the Mediterranean': Sara Roy on Gaza's future

Sara Roy, 02.11.2005 14:55

This is an in depth analysis of Israel's praised Gaza Disengagement Plan, the details of which and true intention will both inform and shock and hopefully move some people of the world to action.

Read it slowly and absorb the nuances of this latest Israeli deception.

NPD AO tarnt sich als Gomera-Aussteiger

ua, 02.11.2005 13:49

NPD AO tarnt sich als Gomera-Aussteiger, namentlich Capitano, um sich Antifa zu relationieren und diese aauch mit anderen Verbrechern zu relationieren.
Und das mit tatkräftiger Unterstützung durch die deutschen Faschistenmedien, insbesondere das sexistische Lügenblatt "Stern" welches den Begriff liberale Öffentlichkeit schädigen soll.

japanese recent history

greg hoey, 02.11.2005 08:36

related to inherent problems that are an outcome of denial

Please show clemency

GetUp!, 02.11.2005 05:54

Nguyen Tuong Van, 25 Drug trafficking cannot be condoned, but neither can the death penalty. The death penalty violates the most basic of human rights - the right to life - and is a cruel and inhumane form of punishment.

11/09 Opening Reception: Ramallah, Tel Aviv, New York: Three Cities Against the Wall Collaborative Art Show - w/exhibition running through December 8, 2005

NoFencesNoWallsNoBorders, 02.11.2005 04:57

Three Cities Against the Wall: Ramallah, Tel Aviv, New York Art Show

11/09 Opening Reception: Ramallah, Tel Aviv, New York: Three Cities Against the Wall Collaborative Art Show - w/exhibition running through December 8, 2005

NoFencesNoWallsNoBorders, 02.11.2005 04:55

Three Cities Against the Wall: Ramallah, Tel Aviv, New York Art Show

Utica, NY (USA) Man Shot and Killed by Police

Maslauskas, 02.11.2005 01:18

In Utica, NY, resident Walter Washington was shot and killed by a Utica police officer this summer. The details surrounding the events of that night are shady at best and bizarre at worst. Many questions are still unanswered and Mr. Washington’s friends and family live in a state of uncertainty as they attempt to find the truth of the events surrounding Washington’s death.

Confessions of an Economic Hitman [Interview]

--(A)--, 01.11.2005 22:29

"They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization."

Who cares about history and legal precedence?

Propaganda Monster, 01.11.2005 21:53

ARE YOU TERRIFIED ENOUGH TRUTH-SEEKER? So for all these reasons you should be terrified of history and legal precedence?


Por Néstor Núñez, 01.11.2005 19:12

No es fácil escuchar hablar en algunos contextos
internacionales opulentos de apoyo a los desvalidos y de socorro a los necesitados, y a la vez conocer que en Paquistán, a semanas de uno de los más devastadores movimientos telúricos de los últimos tiempos, y a las puertas de un crudo invierno, todavía la gente muere por falta de socorro y apoyo mundial.

Don't speak to me about post-punk

derek garcia, 01.11.2005 17:21

Commentary and the WORD.


Por Néstor Núñez, 01.11.2005 15:45

Mientras miles de agentes norteamericanos se aprestan a brindar toda la “cobertura de seguridad” posible al presidente George W. Bush durante su próxima visita a Mar del Plata para insistir en la instauración del Acuerdo de
Libre Comercio de las Américas, ALCA, organizaciones sociales de todo el hemisferio realizan una sesión paralela donde expresan su rechazo al proyecto estadounidense y su repudio más absoluto a la figura del máximo cabecilla del imperio.


Por Juan Diego Nusa Peñalver, 01.11.2005 15:35

La Asamblea General de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas volverá a condenar este martes ocho de noviembre por decimocuarta ocasión consecutiva el inhumano bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero que Estados Unidos aplica
contra Cuba desde hace 43 años, por ser una política ilegal, genocida, unilateral y extraterritorial, fruto del odio y la venganza.

Jerusalem Letter

daniel pezarkar, 01.11.2005 13:55

End of the Indian Diaspora / Jews of Cochin / The Bene Israel / Mughal Courtiers / Portuguese Marranos / Baghdadi Jews / Jews in Burma / India's Ashkenazim / Tribal Jews / Issues Facing Indian Jewry Today

Tyrannical Ramadhan as part of Islamic Terrorism

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis, 01.11.2005 13:09

The societies where Ramadhan is tyrannically imposed are the real laboratories of the criminal sheikhs who promote the bogus-Islamic Terror.


Common Ground Collective, 01.11.2005 11:48

The Common Ground collective is asking people to visit the New Orleans evacuees in their area and let them know that efforts are being made to rebuild their community.

small WORLD interview with Carly Milne, Naked Ambition

small WORLD Podcast, 01.11.2005 10:15

Interview with Carly Milne, author and editor of Naked Ambition, a collection of personal essays by Jenna Jameson, Theresa Flynt, Violet Blue, Holly Randall, Tristan Taormino, Tera Patrick, Danni Ashe, Nina Hartley, Jane Duvall and Rachel Kramer Bussel.

Anti Americas Summit: Social movements in Argentina: the other face of the denied work

Colectivo Nuevo Proyecto Histórico, 01.11.2005 07:38

George Bush manages the state of the militarily more powerful nation. Inversely proportional to its endebles fiscal and commercial. The war is a sign of weakness of Capitalism, not of its strength.

A Call For Unification!

Justin Gilmore, Ryan Wirt, 01.11.2005 06:00

In contemporary America, disunification, or splintering, has rendered the left ineffective. Such has long served as the eulogy of leftist movements and ideas within the states. The problem has worsened in recent years, and has thus led to a lifeless decay in the strength of all real progressive actions. Clearly, this has given way to today’s breed of libertarian rightists, neo-conservatism, and many other crypto-fascist uprisings. Disintegration, lack of solidarity, and a true misunderstanding of who/what the real enemy is, has led to the recent polarization of our movements.

Bush Regime Going Down in Plames

Jozef Hand-Boniakowski, 01.11.2005 05:38

To the Psychopathic Neo-Fascists in the White House (, Power is measured in how many blatant criminal acts you can commit, and walk away unscathed. The only way to truly harm them is to take this Power from them. Look at the expressions on the faces of defeated Nazi leaders, and you'll see what I mean.

“Bush - Nazi Dealings Continued Until 1951” - Federal Documents

The New Hampshire Gazette, 01.11.2005 05:35

I don't know ... some countries would be concerned if their "President", who adheres to an Ideology of Neo-Fascism, had documented, direct family dealings with the Nazis.

Aspartame Makers In A Tizzy

Dr. Betty Martini, 01.11.2005 04:46

New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board granted hearing to ban aspartame from the State. Now aspartame manufacturers fight back with tired, worn out propaganda.

To save the Bay of La Paz &amp; the Gulf of California

Rainbow Hawk, 01.11.2005 02:43

This is an effort to save the most biologically diverse body of water on Earth.

Cindy Sheehan: The True Cost of War

Cindy Sheehan, 01.11.2005 01:11

"How much and how many more are we going to allow the serial liars to rob from us?"

A U.S. nightmare? Leftist Indian may lead Bolivia

By Carlos Alberto Quiroga - Reuters, 01.11.2005 00:49

A U.S. nightmare? Leftist Indian may lead Bolivia

By Carlos Alberto Quiroga - Reuters - Bolivia - (Posted on Oct-31-2005)

LA PAZ, Bolivia, Oct 31 (Reuters) - He has rallied Bolivia's coca farmers against U.S.-led eradication efforts and helped lead anti-government protests by indigenous groups that have unseated two presidents in two years.

But opposition leader Evo Morales is now closing in on the office he has helped force others to flee.

Opinion polls show the leftist congressman holding a narrow lead in an upcoming presidential election. Scheduled for Dec 4, the election could be delayed due to political bickering over Congressional seats.

If elected, Morales would be Bolivia's first Indian president and add South America's poorest country to a regional political shift leftward that has seen leftist leaders rise to power in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela.

A Morales victory will also likely stir concern in Washington, which has brandished him an enemy in its anti-drug fight in Bolivia, the world's No. 3 cocaine producer after Colombia and Peru.

"I think people are getting used to the idea that Evo could be our next president," said insurance company worker Mario Perez in the capital, La Paz, underscoring how Morales' popularity has slowly spread to middle classes.

The son of a highland peasant and a one-time coca farmer, Morales carries a message that is reverberating with Bolivia's poor Indian majority: nationalizing the country's gas industry and challenging Bolivia's free-market economic policies. He has also invoked racial imagery in urging Bolivians to choose their first indigenous president over European-descendants who have led the country for decades.

Bolivia has been hit by anti-globalization demonstrations in recent years. Popular revolts by indigenous and union groups demanding a bigger share of the country's vast natural gas resources have toppled two presidents.

Morales -- a self-confessed follower of Venezuela President Hugo Chavez -- has appealed to that popular anger on the campaign trail, also vowing to legalize growing of coca -- used to make cocaine -- as part of what he calls the building of a "new country governed by the majority."

"The Aymaras and Quechuas have awakened and we're going to recover our political power," Morales, 45, said recently, referring to two of Bolivia's largest Indian groups.


The country is divided between an Indian majority gaining political power and the traditional white and mixed race elite.

But the fiery and populist rhetoric is playing well to Bolivians frustrated with politics-as-usual, said Cesar Rojas, a political analyst at the San Simon University in Bolivian city of Cochabamba.

For some, Morales "represents the sense of a political renewal and a rejection of the traditional parties that are seen as discredited," Rojas said.

The elections originally scheduled for next month were called in July after popular revolts by poor Indians forced former President Carlos Mesa to resign.

Should Morales and no other candidate get a majority of the vote -- as has been the case in Bolivian elections since 1982 -- Congress will choose between the two top vote-getters.

Morales' main opponent is conservative former President Jorge Quiroga.

Morales has called the congressional bickering forcing the delay in the presidential vote part of a larger ploy to prevent him from coming to office.

Morales is making his second attempt at the presidency. He finished runner-up in elections three years ago that saw his candidacy boosted when then-U.S. ambassador Manuel Rocha criticized him and warned a Morales presidency could threaten aid to Bolivia.

But some of his supporters worry a Morales presidency could only deepen the political infighting and polarization that has gripped the country in recent years.

Evo's opponents "aren't going to let him govern," said university student Esteban Torres. "Those on the right will block his programs and that could lead to even more protests."

Still, Morales has vowed resolving Bolivia's gas issue -- the country has the second-largest natural gas reserves in South America after Venezuela -- will be the cornerstone of his presidency.

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