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Surviving in Post_Katrina America: A Movie Review of Desert Bayou

Nicholas Powers | Desert Bayou, the new documentary by Alex LeMay, sidesteps the easy story of devastation, refusing to add to the stock narrative of disaster tourism. Instead, LeMay packed camera and microphone and went to Utah where 600 evacuees were taken, without choice and now lived surrounded by white people and cold mountains. more...  0 Comments

Nuclear Energy: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

Robert Dietrich II | This essay reviews the pro nuclear energy policy of the united states. It looks at other green sources of energy as an alternative to the current nuclear trend. It covers the environment, cost, and practicality of both sources of energy. more...  0 Comments

Specific suggestion: General Strike

Garret Keizer | If someone were to suggest, for example, that we begin a general strike on Election Day, November 6, 2007, for the sole purpose of removing this regime from power, how readily and with what well-practiced assurance would you find yourself producing the words “It won’t do any good”? Plausible and even courageous in the mouth of a patient who knows he’s going to die, the sentiment fits equally well in the heart of a citizen-ry that believes it is already dead. more...  0 Comments

October NYC Political Prisoner Newsletter

NYC Anarchist Black Cross | October Newsletter from the Political Prisoner, Prisoners of War, and Anti-Repression Support Communities of New York and Beyond!

brought to you by the NYC Anarchist Black Cross with help from our friends . . . more...  0 Comments

New Yorker article points to advanced US preparations for war on Iran

Peter Symonds | A lengthy article by veteran journalist Seymour Hersh published in the New Yorker on Sunday provides further confirmation of the Bush administration’s well-developed military and political preparations for attacking Iran. According to Hersh, the Pentagon has drawn up new war plans, the CIA has allocated substantial extra resources and the White House has already sounded out US allies, including Israel, Britain and Australia, for support in any military strike.

The article “Shifting Targets: The Administration’s plan for Iran” focusses on the changing pretext for war: from allegations that Tehran is building a nuclear bomb to a new propaganda campaign claiming that Iran is arming, training and supporting insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan who are killing US troops. The cynical ease with which the White House has switched from one unsubstantiated claim to another underscores the fact that a US attack will have nothing to do with any threat posed by Iran, but will aim at furthering US ambitions for the domination of the resource-rich region. more...  5 Comments

Police State Tactics for a Police State!

Debbie Lewis | What is happening in the United States? Our representatives and those sworn to protect us are negating their oaths of office, in turn, stamping on our Constitutional rights. more...  0 Comments

U.S. Democrats Still Weak and Useless!

Peter Stern | U.S. Democrats Still Weak and Useless!
The Bush administration's policies, goals, objectives and direction will remain an American staple for many years.

While both houses of the U.S. Congress have slight Democrat majorities, they are not sufficient to change the Bush administration's foreign and domestic policies --- even if the Democratic Party wanted to make any changes.

Without a 2/3 majority, Bush may still veto any bill or resolution without any retribution. Hence, the Democrats can NOT override successfully ANY Bush veto.

In other words, without such a majority and a real commitment from the Democratic Party, American citizens will remain deep within the muck and corruption of the current administration's haphazard direction for many years to come and our grandchildren will continue to pay the bulk in lost lives, freedoms and tax dollars for our poor judgment.

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Peter Stern, 16700 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619, 512-858-0488




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Greenspan's Dark Legacy Unmasked

Stephen Lendman | Alan Greenspan's true record of public disservice. more...  0 Comments

NYC woman dies in Phoenix Arizona Sky Harbor Airport Jail

Phoenix Police Department - Sky Harbor Airpor | Phoenix Police say NYC woman who died in Sky Harbor Airport Jail strangled herself to death! Cops never lie? Right? more...  38 Comments

Irish Prime Minister under pressure to resign.

Dan Walsh | The Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern, has come under pressure to resign, after his testimony before a tribunal investigating corruption, was not credible. more...  0 Comments

Sign the Petition for Katrina Survivors to return Home!

forwarded by Skinny John | Sign the Petition to President George W. Bush!
please spread the statement and petition as far and as wide as you can to
keep the momentum going and growing. more...  0 Comments

The Death of the Pursuit of the Dream, by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal | From San Francisco, to Brooklyn: from Philadelphia, to Buffalo; in cities on both coasts and in places in between, we are seeing the loss of homes by working families, many of whom have been duped into acquiring, not homes, but the sub prime loans that made home-buying possible.

Many of these loans were made with what's called adjustable rate mortgages (or ARM's). more...  0 Comments

NYC Encuentro for Dignity and Against Gentrification

Movement for Justice in the Barrio |
NYC Encuentro for Dignity and Against Gentrification

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST 5:00 PM

On October 21st, Movement for Justice in El Barrio invites members and families of organizations fighting against gentrification for an evening of sharing, food, and conversation to learn from one another’s struggles throughout the city.

We will provide dinner, childcare and Spanish/English translation.
Due to our limited resources as a grassroots organization, please limit your group or organization’s participation to 3 community members plus children.

RSVP is required.

Please RSVP by October 1st with the number of members and children that will be attending, their names and an address at which you would like to receive your tickets.

Once you have RSVP’d you will receive your tickets and more details on the Encuentro.

For more info or to RSVP please contact us at (212) 561-0555 or  movementforjusticeinelbarrio@yahoo.com

P.S. Children are especially invited to come break open the “Neoliberal” Piñata! more...  0 Comments

Congress: Government of Which People? by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal | A group of anonymous activists raided the FBI headquarters in Media, PA, and uncovered hundreds of files of activists and radicals all across the nation –and revealed these to the press.

The resultant scandal led to hearings in Congress (known as the Church Committee hearings), which uncovered government crimes against Americans.

In an infamous bipartisan compromise, congressional leaders agreed to the FISA provision, setting up secret courts to allow spying on Americans.

Now, with their latest laws, the Congress has made that which was illegal, legal – simply by passing a law. more...  0 Comments

Hate Preachers in Action

Hartwig Hohnsbein | Many evangelicals feel tricked by "born again" Bush on account of his lies about the Iraq war and his failures to honor the financing promises for welfare institutions. Up to Nov 2006, only $16 million was paid instead of the $6 billion promised in the election campaign. Beware of wolves dressed up as sheep who resist freedom, plurality, mystery, complexity and uncertainty for they are like clouds without rain! more...  0 Comments

Sonia's Visit to UN : Rebuttal on Media coverage of the Protest march TO INOC

Indian | “Sonia’s actions and policies are in gross violation of principles and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. She is unrelated to the Mahatma by blood, thoughts, words and deeds.” more...  0 Comments

Sat. S29: National March on Washington

TONC | 75+ organizing centers, 100+ buses, 1600+ endorsers
Get on the bus in NY/NJ more...  0 Comments

Public Housing Rally at City Hall Park on October 4th

Shannon | On Thursday, Oct. 4th, residents of public housing, union reps and elected officials will hold a press conference and rally. This event was organized by Community Voices Heard in order to highlight the effects of the city's disinvestment on public housing in NYC. more...  0 Comments

Jena 6 National Student Walkout Monday, October 1st!

forwarded by Skinny John | A Call to Action from Artist/ Activist Mos Def To Students and All Concerned Young People to Show Support for the "Jena 6" on
Monday, October 1st, 2007 at Noon, Central Time, 1pm in NYC
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Bush quietly advising Hillary Clinton, top Democrats

Bill Sammon | President Bush is quietly providing back-channel advice to Hillary Rodham Clinton. more...  0 Comments

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