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Slouching towards Washington

Trotsky the Horse | Reading the liberal democratic blogs, you'd think cheating isn't cheating as long as their side does it. more...  0 Comments

Redlining: Why So Few Harlemites Own Property (Indypendent)

Renee Feltz | Redlining is the unethical practice in which financial institutions, such as banks or mortgage lenders, refuse to lend money in neighborhoods populated by people of color. It is one of the main reasons so few Harlem residents own real estate in their community more...  0 Comments

MOVE 9 Parole Hearings set for April

Hans Bennett | Almost 30 years after the Aug. 8, 1978 police siege on MOVE's West Philadelphia home, the remaining eight prisoners are eligible for parole. Phil Africa is asking for people to write letters of support to The Parole Board. more...  0 Comments

Bloomberg Squeezes Student Funds (Indypendent)

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Hundreds of New York City public school students gathered at the Department of Education’s doorstep this Valentine’s Day — and they weren’t there to deliver a candygram. The students chanted “Asian, Latin, black or white, to fight the cuts we must unite” and “We give Tweed an F!” down Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan on the chilly winter afternoon. more...  1 Comments

Change We Can Recycle: A Presidential Campaign Quiz

Mickey Z. | Can you differentiate between the campaign quotes below? more...  0 Comments

US satellite strike escalates military space race

joe kay | The decision by the US to shoot a missile at a dysfunctional spy satellite has provoked sharp protests from Russia and China and threatens to escalate competition over the control of space.

The US Navy made a successful strike using an SM-3 missile late Wednesday night, according to Pentagon officials. The missile was launched from the USS Lake Erie, located off the coast of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. The interception took place about 150 miles above the Earth’s surface.

The US military has claimed that the action was necessary for safety reasons—in particular, to prevent the satellite’s fuel tank from reaching ground intact. Many scientists and military experts have dismissed these arguments, however, pointing to a far more likely rationale: the attempt by the US to showcase its military capacity and send warning signals to potential adversaries, particularly China. more...  1 Comments

VOTE PSL in 2008: Answer to Democrats & Republicans on Fidel Castro's resignatio

votepsl | The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. The La Riva/Puryear presidential campaign stands in solidarity with the Cuban revolution and the Cuban people. The Democratic and Republican candidates will all continue the same policy of the last 11 U.S. administrations: a policy of blockade, aggression and counter-revolution. more...  0 Comments

ANNOUNCING: NATIONAL TEACH-IN ON FREEDOM AT RISK IN AMERICA

Bertell Ollman | Some may say that the U.S. has never actually had freedom, and certainly not freedom for all. But now the country is sliding rapidly towards fascism, and we need to understand it and do something about it! more...  0 Comments

Philippine youth groups form new anti-Arroyo coalition

Youth Act Now! | About 40 organizations came together Wednesday at the University of the Philippines in Manila to form the coalition Youth for Accountability and Truth Now (Youth Act Now!) to press Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to allow the full disclosure of anomalous acts by high government officials in connection with the the controversial National Broadband Network contract with Chinese firm ZTE. more...  0 Comments

Rule by fear or rule by law?

Lewis Seiler,Dan Hamburg | Sect. 1042 of the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), "Use of the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies," gives the executive the power to invoke martial law. For the first time in more than a century, the president is now authorized to use the military in response to "a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or any other condition in which the President determines that domestic violence has occurred to the extent that state officials cannot maintain public order." more...  1 Comments

9-11 Tragedy & Treason 2nd Edition is here FREE

Michael Treis | It is my hope that 9-11 Tragedy & Treason2nd Edition will help you understand what really happened on 9-11. Obviously no one has all the answers. However, I believe that you will find I have gone to great length to answer as many questions as possible. more...  0 Comments

VIctory in El Salvador - Suchitoto 13 freed!

victor | This is a stunning blow to the ARENA government's strategy of using the "war against terror" as a pretext for repression, and a momentous victory for human rights and political freedom in El Salvador. more...  0 Comments

THE LAST TESTAMENT OF BENAZIR BHUTTO

Thomas Riggins | Bhutto was no friend of President Bush and his war crimes. more...  0 Comments

Collins' anti-terrorism bill sparks protest

KEVIN WACK | A bill that would set up a government commission to study U.S.-based terrorism was the target of a protest by civil libertarians Tuesday in downtown Portland.

The measure, sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, would establish a 12-member commission to examine and report on what the bill calls "violent radicalization," "homegrown terrorism" and "ideologically based violence." more...  4 Comments

Once Again the US Troops Desperately Attempt To Suppress the Voice of Freedom in

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PA Supreme Court rejects Mumia’s PCRA appeal---critics say ruling is unjust

Hans Bennett | On Tuesday, Feb. 19, in a ruling unrelated to the pending US Third Circuit Court decision, The PA Supreme Court rejected Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal of a 2005 ruling, on grounds that it was not “timely.” (See reports by The Associated Press and Philadelphia Inquirer)

Pam Africa, Robert R. Bryan, Dave Lindorff, Michael Schiffmann, and Linn Washington Jr. respond.

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Kosovo’s declaration of independence destabilises Europe

chris marsden | Yesterday’s declaration of independence from Serbia by Kosovo’s parliament brings the world a step closer to another war on European soil. The move has been prepared and encouraged by the United States and the European powers in a deliberate attempt to stoke hostilities with Russia.

Kosovan Prime Minister Hacim Thaci declared “The independence of Kosovo marks the end of the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia,” while Serbia’s Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica called Kosovo a “false state”. The unilateral move by Kosovo is expected to win the support of the US and the EU today, in the face of strenuous objections from both Serbia and Russia that this action is a flagrant breach of international law.

Kosovo has long been the focus of bitter conflict between the Serbian government and separatist forces from the territory’s majority ethnic Albanians, most notably the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). These conflicts were utilised by the Western powers to facilitate the break up of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and thereby secure their domination of a region considered strategic in securing control of oil, gas and mineral deposits in territories previously dominated by the Soviet Union. more...  0 Comments

Pakistan elections: The Mother of all Frauds

Alan Woods | Before the results had come in, President Musharraf appeared on the state-run Pakistan Television, calling the vote "the voice of the nation" and the "mother of elections" must be accepted. But in fact this was the Mother of all Frauds. The provisional results for the elections to the National Assembly, as of midday today (Tuesday 19th February) are as follows:
Party Seats
PPP
87
PML(N) 66
PML(Q) 38
MQM 19
ANP
10
BNP(A)
1
MMA 3
Others 34

Even by Pakistan standards this was a massive exercise in vote rigging. Overnight, the masses have been robbed of victory by the intriguers in Islamabad and Washington. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto immediately stirred the masses into action. If the elections had been held at that time, there would have been a landslide victory for the PPP. Nobody seriously doubts this. For that very reason the ruling clique, in agreement with the Americans, decided to postpone the elections. more...  1 Comments

Frederick Douglass: The Freedom of Some, or the Freedom of All?

Mumia Abu-Jamal | As the presidential campaign of Senators Hillary Rodham-Clinton (D. NY), and Barack Obama (D. Ill.) continue in their breakneck race to acquire the most delegates (and thus the nomination), various segments of the population have endeavored to pose the questions of whether gender should trump race in this rare historical moment.
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The Juice (cartoon)

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