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Representative Ed Towns (D-Brooklyn) urged to end war in Iraq

John O'Hagan | 1200 signatures were collected and presented to Ed Towns. Afterwards, Middle East expert Stuart Schaar explained how oil was a central motive for the invasion and continued presence of U.S. troops in Iraq. more...  1 Comments

NY Parks and Deforestation in Brazil (Must-Read)

Willie Mays | From Alternet. Full article is at  http://alternet.org/environment/64562/?page=entire more...  4 Comments

Mercenaries of Culture

Paul Werner | Nancy Pelosi's pal wants to put up a vanity museum on national parkland more...  0 Comments

INTERPOL APB proves police agencies can now unscramble digitally blurred images

Sleepwalk | Digitally blurred images from protests or other actions which can incriminate the people involved are not safe to post publicly. Police now can unscramble the encryption behind this security device. more...  1 Comments

DC Pirate radio calls for Boycott of 2008 "Election"

WSQT Guerrilla Radio 87.9 FM in DC | On Wednesday, Oct 10, WSQT guerrilla Radio broadcast a call for boycotting the 2008 election. Why? Because elections are a hoax, and US democracy is a lie!In 2006, the American people overwhelmingly voted for peace, and what did US "democracy" deliver? The SURGE was US Democracy's response.

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MAO (12)

Thomas Riggins | A review of chapter 12 "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"-- Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom, The Great Leap Forward, Sino/Soviet Spit more...  0 Comments

Zorreguieta trouble: 'Dirty War' priest gets life term in Argentina

Henk Ruyssenaars + BBC | "False testimony is of the devil, because he is responsible for malice and is the father of evil and lies." - 'Priest' Christian Von Wernich, who was sentenced to life time in jail for passing information to police torturers and killers in secret detention centres. more...  0 Comments

Vicente Fox Disrupted in NYC

Friend of Brad Will | Vicente Fox appearance disrupted by questions about Oaxaca and Brad Will. more...  23 Comments

SEYMOUR HERSH ON BUSH’S PLAN FOR IRAN

Thomas Riggins | Evidence shows that Bush's charges against Iran are mostly trumped up more...  0 Comments

A Gap billionaire's museum in Pelosi's privatized National Park?

Naturelover | Don Fisher, the multi-billionaire founder of Gap, Inc. and "personal friend" of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wants to build a 100,000 square foot museum for his personal art collection in the Presidio National Park. The deadline for public comments on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement for Fisher's proposed big box museum is Monday, October 15.
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Oct. 19: A Broken System Crying Out For Justice, in Harlem

Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Harlem | With the death penalty in question nationally, four activists in the fight for abolition -- Barbara Becnel (collaborator with Stan "Tookie" Williams), Rev. Earl Kooperkamp (pastor at St. Marys Church), Yusef Salaam (wrongfully convicted in the Central Park Jogger case) and Harold Wilson (exonerated from Penn. death row in 2005) -- meet on Oct. 19 in Harlem to tell their stories, discuss our broken criminal justice system, and debate what the next steps for the movement are. more...  0 Comments

Congressional Democrats to unveil new domestic spying bill

bill van auken | The Democratic leadership in Congress is preparing to introduce new legislation this week that would permanently legalize the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic surveillance, while possibly providing a blanket amnesty for private telecommunications firms that helped the Bush administration illegally spy on their own customers.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Democrat, Maryland) hastily called off a press conference called last Friday to introduce the bill, but indicated that a draft would be available by next week. The postponement apparently involved continuing differences within the Democratic caucus over the contents of the legislation.

The new bill is meant to replace the “Protect America Act” rammed through Congress with little debate last summer. This temporary law, which “sunsets” in February, handed the administration sweeping new powers to conduct warrantless wiretapping on US citizens, without any serious court or congressional oversight. more...  0 Comments

For Mass Murderers, Gun Control Works

www.infowars.com | “A license shall not be granted if the applicant…is a Jew.”

Mao Zedong himself says “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” more...  2 Comments

Oct. 19-21 in DC: NEAN Call for an Anarchist Contingent at IMF-WB Protests

NorthEast (A) Network Media Committee | On Oct. 19-21 The North East Anarchist Network is calling for two
anarchist contingents during the upcoming IMF-World Bank meeting
protests in Washington DC.
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Jurors Never Saw Earliest Crime Scene Photos at Mumia's 1982 Trial

Educators for Mumia | German linguist, Michael Schiffmann (University of Heidelberg), has disclosed his discovery of 26 photographs, taken by press photographer Pedro Polakoff, which suggest more evidence that basic investigative protocol was violated by police from the earliest moments of the killing.

The very existence of these photos, and what they show, together with the many other indicators of prosecutorial abuse, manipulation of witnesses and violation of Abu-Jamal’s constitutional rights, give still firmer ground that Abu-Jamal did not receive a fair trial. more...  0 Comments

reminder - TOMORROW! NYC workshop/consulta for anti-IMF actions

breaking the bank | If you have any interest in confronting the World Bank and IMF in DC this
month, or even if you're just curious about what these institutions do in
the first place, come out to this event! more...  0 Comments

Lewis Lapham at Revolution Book

Revolution Books | Lewis Lapham, author of Pretensions to Empire: Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration, will be appearing at Revolution Books to answer questions about his recent book, his other works, and his thoughts on the state of the world. more...  0 Comments

JOKE OF THE WEEK

Thomas Riggins | Its "funny" how so many elderly are denied their benefits by the long term care industry. more...  0 Comments

Good to talk: lets debate Britannia

Hussein Al-alak, The Iraq Solidarity Campaign | Within the past few months, there have also been reports of the neglect that troops are facing, when dealing with issues relating to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, compensation claims when injured in conflicts and the slamming statement by General Mike Jackson, when he referred to the post invasion plans within Iraq, as being “intellectually bankrupt”.
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Senate Democrats approve half a trillion dollars for Pentagon, US spy agencies

bill van auken | In a succession of voice votes that were barely covered by the major media, the Democratic-led Senate has overwhelmingly approved approximately half a trillion dollars for the 2008 fiscal budgets funding the Pentagon’s war machine and global US intelligence operations.

The measures, which sailed through the Senate with virtually no opposition, underscore the real position of the Democratic leadership and its support for US militarism, the months of phony debate over the Iraq war notwithstanding.

The Senate on Wednesday approved by a voice vote the Pentagon funding package that provides $459 billion for the fiscal year that began on October 1. more...  0 Comments

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