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Editorial Cartoon: "Stay The Course"

Mike Flugennock | "Stay the Course" in Iraq, the US ruling class keeps braying, and I for one hope they do, as it's the surest path towards their joining the old Soviet ruling class among History's Greatest Roadkill. more...  1 Comments

“Just a Goddamned Piece of Paper”

Daithí Mac Lochlainn | …from Doug Thompson:

“’I don’t give a goddamn,’ Bush retorted. ‘I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.’

‘Mr. President,’ one aide in the meeting said. ‘There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.’

‘Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,’ Bush screamed back. ‘It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!’
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Stop the PATRIOT Act!

populist | online action alert... more...  0 Comments

Brooklyn activist faces life in prison on 16-count arson indictment; Bail Denied, Extradiction to Eugene, Ore. Pending

Jed Brandt | UPDATE: Bail has been denied in the case of Daniel McGowan, and each of the other arrestees around the country. McGowan will be held pending his extradition to Eugene, Ore. and his arraignment.

According to spectators at Friday's hearing, prosecutors read through posts on the NYC Indymedia newswire (including this article) and mentioned them as part of the bail hearing. They made mention of other electronic communications on Thursday, and undoubtedly their attentions are ranging far and wide.

Please refrain from speculation and innuendo on Indymedia posts related to this case.

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Federal marshals arrested six environmental activists in a series of coordinated raids in four states yesterday, Dec. 8, in apparent response to a string of arsons in Oregon and Washington attributed to the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), including simultaneous attacks in 2001 at the University of Washington's Urban Horticulture Center and the Jefferson Poplar Farms in Clatskanie, Oregon. Daniel McGowan, 31 was arrested in New York City. Authorities have also stated that there will be more arrests, with at least one indictment immediately outstanding. more...  24 Comments

FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL COALITION SHOWS SUPPORT FOR STANLEY “TOOKIE” WILLIAMS

freemumia.com |
FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL COALITION SHOWS SUPPORT FOR STANLEY “TOOKIE” WILLIAMS more...  1 Comments

French Right Reviles Rappers (Indypendent)

NICOLE ASQUITH | 153 deputies and 40 senators have asked French Minister of Justice Pascal Clément to consider taking legal actions against seven rap groups for “anti-white” racism and hatred of France. more...  0 Comments

FRENCH RIOTS: A Wake-up Call for the Left (Indypendent)

DANIELLE FOLLETT | The recent unrest that exploded throughout France has added to the rightward lunge of the political scene, with politicians such as center-right Foreign Minister Nicholas Sarkozy and far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen profiting from the situation. In face of these developments, the splintered left is searching for responses.
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THE PEOPLE’S LAWYER: JUDGE CAVES ON SUBWAY SEARCHES (Indypendent)

ANN SCHNEIDER | It is difficult to equate the “few seconds” of intrusion riders must suffer with the possibility of another terrorist attack, but Judge Berman took a shortcut to the detriment of us all when he found that the search policy need not actually increase security as long as it has some, minimal deterrent value.
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FBI Raids Target Environmental Activist in NYC, Across the U.S.

Ack ack | According to the weblog "Bombs and Shields", this Wednesday, in New York City, a 30 year old member of the "Friends of Jeffrey Luers Prisoner Support Group" was arrested.

On the same day, In Portland, two longtime activists were served with papers ordering them to be a witness for a federal Grand Jury, and were also advised that they are both a target of the Grand Jury's investigation. And in In Arizona more than a dozen FBI agents, along with Joint Terrorism Taskforce and local police, spent Wednesday afternoon and evening raiding The Catalyst Infoshop in Prescott. At this point, there has been no direct confirmation that any of the arrests are related. [Bombs and Shields || Portland Indymedia || Arizona Indymedia] more...  4 Comments

Iraqi resistance sets back Bush’s ‘plan for victory’

John Catalinotto | There are still 160,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, many for their third tour. Many of these troops are reservists who had no idea when they joined up years ago that they would be expected to subdue an extensive uprising of a population fighting for the sovereignty of their nation. New recruits for both active and reserve military units, especially in the U.S. Army, still number way under quotas. more...  0 Comments

Explosive facts about Tasers

TASER IMHO | Dateline Miami - December 7th 2005: Federal Air Marshals shoot and kill a mentally ill passenger on an Orlando Florida bound American Airlines jet. Proponents for Taser claim that is the Marshal’s were armed with Tasers, the death of Rigoberto Alpizar would not have occurred! more...  0 Comments

FIERCE Organizes to Keep Christopher St. Pier Open

Ida C. Benedetto | LGBT youth of color made a strong show at Community Board 2 meeting to avdocate for later curfew. FIERCE organized some 40 members and 30 supporters to attend the meeting, adding to the 30 other people in attendance. Despite their overwhelming presence, some residents and shop owners suggested that these youth aren't the people hanging out on the pier late at night. One after another, members of FIERCE and their supporters stood to articulate the importance of the pier to the community and the need to access the space late into the eventing.


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10:45am COURT SUPPORT NEEDED & AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING ARREST OF BROOKLYN ACTIVIST

ADL-LI | EMERGENCY COURT SUPPORT NEEDED
BROOKLYN ACTIVIST FALSLY ARRESTED By FBI
COME TO COURT AT CADMAN PLAZA AT 10:45AM AND SHOW SUPPORT
(please note that some previous messages may have been incorrect) more...  11 Comments

Know Your Rights, FBI, Grand Juries, etc.

Know it All | Know Your Rights!, FBI, Grand Juries, etc. more...  1 Comments

Henry Kissinger and President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe at NYU????

ME | Thursday, December 15th,
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Closing Panel: New Political Policies for the Americas

Participants:
Felipe González, former President of Spain; Henry A. Kissinger, Ex-Secretary of State of the United States; Alvaro Uribe, President of Colombia; Ernesto Zedillo, Ex-President of Mexico;
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Victory for Mumia

www.freemumia.com | Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued the most important decision affecting my client, Mumia Abu-Jamal, since the lower federal court ruling in December 2001. An order was issued this morning that the court will accept for review the following issues, all of which are of enormous constitutional significance and go to the very essence of Mumia's right to a fair trial due process of law, and equal protection of the law under the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution... more...  3 Comments

From Venezuelan Hearts To The U.S. Hearths

Xavier Tayo | In the Tremont section of the Bronx on Tuesday U.S. Congressman Jose Serrano, Venezuela's Ambassador to the United States Bernardo Alvarez, and CITGO CEO Felix Rodriguez announced the details of a deal to deliver low cost heating oil to residents of the South Bronx. The program was brokered by Representative Serrano and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez while touring the Bronx last September.

"The low-income residents of my district who will benefit from this historic agreement are going to see real savings and improvements in their quality of life," Congressman Serrano said. more...  1 Comments

en hommage à la Commune

Courbet | La Commune de Paris 1871 more...  1 Comments

An Anti-War Challenge to Hillary Clinton

John Nicols, The Nation | Former National Writers Union president Jonathan Tasini, one of the most outspoken progressive activists in the U.S. labor movement, is expected this week to launch a Democratic primary challenge to New York Senator Hillary Clinton on a progressive platform that features a call for bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq. more...  2 Comments

Large Demos Globally Against Bush Admin's Climate Policy

D. Burbeck | In 32 countries around the world, thousands of protesters railed against the inaction of the US Government to curb it's fossil fuel polluting of the atmosphere.


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