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FDA To Cover Up Pesticide Industry's Biggest Crime

Watchdog | As most US "regulatory" agencies do, the FDA serves to protect corporations from the people, not the way we are told.
Tobacco is about Number Five in Pesticide use...but, as per New York Times article, the FDA will ignore those toxins and
anything else in a typical cigarette that would be embarrassing, or indicting, to the broad cigarette cartel...which includes a LOT of pesticde/pharmaceutical firms, and more. more...  0 Comments

CPP restates openness to resumption of peace talks

CPP Media Bureau | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today reiterated its continuing openness to resuming stalled formal peace talks with the Arroyo regime "or any government, for that matter, as long as it is genuinely interested in pursuing peace negotatiations." The CPP likewise said that it is also open to a ceasefire but only after important prejudicial questions have been resolved and key agreements have been resolved in principle. more...  0 Comments

Fascism: What it is and how to fight it

Leon Trotsky | What is fascism? The name originated in Italy. Were all the forms of counter-revolutionary dictatorship fascist or not (That is to say, prior to the advent of fascism in Italy)?

The former dictatorship in Spain of Primo de Rivera, 1923-30, is called a fascist dictatorship by the Comintern. Is this correct or not? We believe that it is incorrect.

The fascist movement in Italy was a spontaneous movement of large masses, with new leaders from the rank and file. It is a plebian movement in origin, directed and financed by big capitalist powers. It issued forth from the petty bourgeoisie, the slum proletariat, and even to a certain extent from the proletarian masses; Mussolini, a former socialist, is a "self-made" man arising from this movement. more...  1 Comments

Daniel's First Outbound Communication

Daniel McGowan (reposted) | UPDATE: Daniel will be leaving MDC Brooklyn soon. Please hold off on sending letters until we have a new address for him. Following sentencing, we put up some information regarding the background of the site on more...  4 Comments

(Myth #1) “Five eyewitnesses saw Mumia shoot officer Faulkner.”

Steven Argue | The following is the first in a series of ten articles I have written answering the top ten myths being circulated by those who advocate execution or continued prison for Mumia Abu-Jamal. more...  0 Comments

Don’t Laugh at Michael Chertoff: FRANK RICH - Chertoff’s 'Truth' +

FRANK RICH - THE NEW YORK TIMES | RICH: It is our own government’s vacation from reality this summer that should make us very afraid.


US Senate unanimously passes threatening measure against Iran

Peter Symonds | A little publicised amendment to the defence spending bill denouncing Iran for the “murder” of US soldiers in Iraq was proposed by Independent Democrat Joseph Lieberman and passed unanimously in the US Senate on Wednesday. Republicans and Democrats all lined up to support the White House’s unsubstantiated accusations that Tehran is funding, training and arming Iraqi militias, “who are contributing to the destabilisation of Iraq and are responsible for the murder of members of the United States Armed Forces”.

For all their antiwar posturing, not a single Democrat, including the leading presidential contenders Hilary Clinton, Barrack Obama and Joseph Biden, opposed the amendment. Having supported the Bush administration’s crimes in Iraq, the Democrats are lending credibility to another campaign of lies, half-truths and disinformation aimed at justifying a new military adventure. more...  0 Comments

Gold-Digging Multinationals Get USAID Financial Support in Africa

Steve Peacock, | The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is helping to finance a "responsible mining" initiative in Africa, where it purportedly seeks to improve relations between multinational mining companies and local communities in Ghana where the companies conduct gold-extraction operations. more...  0 Comments

An Unjustified Privilege: PAUL KRUGMAN; D.C. Madam, CINDY SHEEHAN - Listen Live

PAUL KRUGMAN - THE NEW YORK TIMES | KRUGMAN: Treating the income of fund managers differently from the way we treat the income of everyone else who works makes no sense.


Palestine from a Socialist perspective

By Yehuda Stern in Jerusalem |
As we had already predicted, Hamas defeated Fatah in the recent civil war in Gaza. Fatah supporters could but beg Israel for assistance as they were driven out of city after city, village after village in the Gaza Strip, until their eventual defeat. The traditionally dominant and organised presence of Fatah in the Gaza strip has been wiped out. Fatah's leading clique in Gaza around Mohamed Dahlan had lost most of its popular support over the last few years but it was clinging on through control of the Security forces.

This victory of Hamas would not have been possible without a massive turn of the Palestinian masses both in Gaza and in the West Bank against Fatah and the leaders of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) after more than a decade of extreme corruption and collaboration with imperialism and the Israeli government against their own people. more...  1 Comments



The Greed of a Credit Agency

Mary Lynch | The unfairness of a credit agency more...  0 Comments

‘Inspiring Progress’ on Iraq?: NICHOLAS KRISTOF; Cheney on DC Madam List Redux

NICHOLAS KRISTOF - THE NEW YORK TIMES | KRISTOF: When Iraqis are begging us to leave, it’s remarkably presumptuous to overrule their wishes and stay indefinitely.


Canadian PM says NO to extending Afghan combat mission

Afghani Blog | The Canadian Prime Minister and Conservative MPs confirm a reversal of their pledge to stay as long as it takes.

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History as an Alibi: MAUREEN DOWD-Bush;Senate cuts off Cheney;On DC Madam's list

MAUREEN DOWD - THE NEW YORK TIMES | DOWD: When presidents have screwed up and want to console themselves, they think history will give them a second chance.

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Mon July 16 4:30PM-6:30PM Times Sq NYC Troops Out Now! rally

Tom Paine | Monday July 16 4:30PM-6:30PM
Times Square NYC
Troops Out Now! rally
the people will stop the war, the politicians & elections won't
The Generals will read their war report, the people respond more...  1 Comments

Communists unveil "Victims of Capitalism Memorial" in Times Square

Robes | On Saturday, July 7, 2007, a group of six communist militants unveiled a “Victims of Capitalism Memorial” in the Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, before carrying it past several banks and displaying it at the heart of Times Square. more...  34 Comments

Cindy Sheehan v. Nancy Pelosi for Congress in 2008?

The Answer Man |
Cindy Sheehan has threatened to run for Congress more...  1 Comments

Afghan MP talks of hatred of NATO

AfghaniBlog | More civilian deaths -- 314 -- were caused by international or Afghan security forces than by insurgents, who caused 279 deaths.
In interview after interview, ordinary Afghans say they increasingly distrust NATO's motives and increasingly blame their government for failing to stem civilian deaths.
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Britain's police state coming to NYC

New York Times | By the end of this year, police officials say, more than 100 cameras will have begun monitoring cars moving through Lower Manhattan, the beginning phase of a London-style surveillance system that would be the first in the United States.

The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, as the plan is called, will resemble London’s so-called Ring of Steel, an extensive web of cameras and roadblocks designed to detect, track and deter terrorists. British officials said images captured by the cameras helped track suspects after the London subway bombings in 2005 and the car bomb plots last month.

If the program is fully financed, it will include not only license plate readers but also 3,000 public and private security cameras below Canal Street, as well as a center staffed by the police and private security officers, and movable roadblocks. more...  1 Comments

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