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Katrina and the Death of Social Darwinism

Harold Evans | After so many years of Social Darwinism, Hurricane Katrina could reawaken the American people's appetite for compassion in government. more...  0 Comments

Puerto Rican Nationalist Dies in Shootout with FBI

Re-produced here by Juan Antonio Ocasio River | Re-produced here by  joboriken@aol.com - more...  1 Comments

FBI Agents assassinate Puerto Rican nationalist leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios

Mayaguezanos con Vieques | According to the information we have at this moment 125 orders of arrest have been issued for activists across Puerto Rico. This brutal murder and the ambiguous circumstances surrounding it contribute to the dilemma of Puerto Rico being a U.S. colony. more...  10 Comments

subMedia releases 'George Bush Don't Like Black People' Video

subMedia | Independent Media Group subMedia ( http://submediatv.com) has released a music video to accompany the track 'George Bush Don't Like Black People' by the legendary K.O. more...  1 Comments

Hurricane Katrina: The Horror (Indy)

Mike Burke | Three days before Katrina hit, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco declared a state of emergency. A day later Mississippi followed suit.
Soon the mayor of New Orleans ordered a mandatory evacuation, with no steps taken
beyond the proclamation. More than 100,000 people stayed behind: the poor, the sick, the old and children, all predominantly African-American. more...  0 Comments

Apocalypse And Survival In America (Indy)

Donald Paneth | Apocalyptic events are occurring with rapidity and cumulative effect. President George W. Bush’s incompetence and pretensions are becoming clearer with each event.
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The G-String: Body as Battleground (Indy)

Amy Wolf | Naked protesting has flourished around the world in response to the Iraq War. In 2003, naked bodies spelled out simple and powerful anti-war messages throughout Europe, Australia and the United States. A March 5, 2004, CNN headline read “Naked anti-war demonstrations sweep world.” Nudity as protest harnesses a corporate media that otherwise abstracts and sanitizes war. more...  0 Comments

War Resisters to Shut Down Pentagon on Monday

WRL | As workers arrive at the Pentagon on Monday morning, September 26, members of activist affinity groups organized through the War Resisters League will nonviolently impede their entrance, encouraging them not to participate in the war machine.
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Against the Not-So-Freedom Center

OnNYturf | If you are a person who is interested in freedom and freedom of expression you should oppose the placement of the Freedom Center at the World Trade Center site. The development of anything in lower Manhattan that can fairly represent freedom has fully been quashed by the political process. Those who fight for free speach and the free exploration of ideas now should be concerned about is creating an institution which will function practically as a propogandist tool for blind patriots and conservative zelots. [Read More] more...  1 Comments

"Top Democrats won't attend anti-war rally in Washington"...surprise!

clark kent | Here's a link to a Knight-Ridder piece that's doing the rounds. Rachel Maddow went ballisticon the Dems this morning on Air America as well. more...  1 Comments

Interview with Bush's Speechalist

Harlan Mcraney | Clips from Bush speeches juxtaposed with interviews of Mcraney and Arriana Huffington. more...  2 Comments

Freddy's Turn

Housing Works | Will he challenge Mikey on AIDS?

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FERRER: A chance to speak up.

Other than confirming that it'll be a Bloomberg-Ferrer mayoral smackdown in November, last week's Democratic primary elections didn't shake things up much on the AIDS tip. Across the board, incumbents retained their seats, with the unsurprising exception of Queens city councilmember Allan Jennings, who has long faced allegations of mistreatment of female staffers and sexual harassment.

We'll say this for Ferrer: No matter how slim his current chances of trouncing way-popular Mike, the race provides him a terrific bully pulpit for highlighting those gaps where Bloomberg has been lousy on AIDS. Yes, to his credit, the Billionaire Mayor has locked into place robust funding for HIV/AIDS programs among the city's heavily affected communities of color, frankly supported syringe-exchange expansion citywide and generally nurtured an overall increase in dollars for AIDS prevention.

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The Current Disaster

Luckey Haskins | What we see in Katrina is a failure of our government. We've seen this before in our daily lives or in past disasters, blackouts, scandals, and acts of war. But Katrina has provided a set of examples of this failure that are astoundingly clear, well-publicized and deadly. more...  0 Comments

Troops Out Now! Build a United Front!

Workers World | The devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has revealed in stark terms that there must be two fronts in the anti-war movement: the fight to get the U.S. out of Iraq and the fight against poverty, racism and national oppression at home. more...  21 Comments

Max Mayfield-Natl Hurricane Center-Lies About Global Warming

D Burbeck | During a Congressional Hearing on Predicting Hurricanes, Max Mayfield (hurricane guru) was asked if he believes the increase in number and intensity of hurricanes are due to global warming. more...  0 Comments

Populist #12

Franklin | Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued more...  0 Comments

Nepal: 'Prachanda Path' to Urban Insurrection (Indy)

Gary Leupp | The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) announced last Saturday that its guerrilla forces, the New People’s Army, will observe a three-month ceasefire. This is particularly significant in that the move is a unilateral one. The regime might decide to respond in kind , and reign in the Royal Nepali Army, which is reportedly unhappy with the war and the king. But the Maoists, who will defend themselves in any case if attacked, seem less concerned with the government’s response than with the reaction of the mainstream political parties sidelined and abused since the king’s February 1 coup. more...  0 Comments

Hungerstrike at Gitmo; Court Rule for Padilla Detention Without Judicial Review (Indy)

Mike Burke | Two short stories on the current state of the police state... more...  0 Comments

Hard-Right Turn for the Supreme Court (Indy)

The National Lawyers Guild | Supreme Court nominee John Roberts has demonstrated an appalling lack of understanding of the circumstances of ordinary people and turned a blind eye to their constitutional rights. A right-wing ideologue from the days when everyone, including the late Justice William Rehnquist, wore sideburns, he remains obedient to his corporate and Republican masters. more...  0 Comments

What Is To Be Re-Done? Saving New Orleans From the Vultures (Indy)

Steven Wishnia | In the short run, New Orleans’ displaced people need massive assistance with temporary housing, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. On Sept. 2, the group urged Congress to fund emergency vouchers for “all households in need,” make federal subsidies transferable for public-housing and Section 8 tenants, and ease the requirements for receiving aid. more...  0 Comments

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