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Putin: Don't lecture me about democracy

Putin: Don't want democracy like Iraq's | Vladimir Putin delivered a barbed retort to George Bush's muted criticism of Russia's democratic record yesterday when he told reporters at a joint press conference that he did not want to head a democracy like Iraq's.


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History Is What Comes Next: Mexico Splits in Half as Viciously Contested Presidential Election Goes Into the Streets

Weekly News Update on the Americas | As tens of thousands of AMLO's supporters--"the people the color of the earth" Subcomandante Marcos names them--march across the Mexican landscape on their way up to the capital to demand electoral justice, invoking scenes of the great movement of "los de abajo" (those from down below) during Mexico's monumental 1910-1919 revolution, the country holds it breath. more...  1 Comments

Hillary Clinton and New York’s gay marriage ruling: a calculated bow to the right

By Bill Van Auken |
Last week, New York’s highest court handed down a shameful ruling upholding the state’s law barring same-sex marriages. This decision repudiated the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law and endorsed bigotry and discrimination as a matter of “tradition.”

Just as shameful as this judicial sanction for discrimination and the denial of basic democratic rights was the silence of New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton, who refused to condemn the ruling.

This is not merely a matter of Clinton opportunistically adapting herself to prevailing political winds in New York state, instead of basing her position on democratic and constitutional principles. On the contrary, recent polls have indicated that a clear majority of New Yorkers favor affording same-sex couples the same right to marry as anyone else. more...  0 Comments

MTA Finally Addresses Old Security Issue

kaitlyn tikkun | Unbeknownst to most everyone, there are tons of hiding places on some subway car designs. more...  1 Comments

Help Plame sue Cheney, Libby, Rove

j0hn | In the buildup to attack Iran, the administration sought to use false nuclear evidence. When Ambassador Wilson refused to go along and even wrote an editorial saying there was no nuclear evidence, they treasonously released his covert wifes identity in the CIA. This jeopardized all our work on detecting loose nuclear material, which was her job as well as costing the lives of other "in country" operatives. more...  1 Comments

(Utica): Hawkins for US Senate: Impeach Cheney

Howie Hawkins | Vice-President Dick Cheney should be impeached by Congress, along with President Bush, for lying and lawbreaking. The Articles of Impeachment should cover for areas of high crimes and misdemeanors: warrantless surveillance, misleading Congress on the reasons for the Iraq war, violating laws against torture, and subverting the Constitution's separation of powers. Cheney provided false information to the American public and Congress as reasons for invading Iraq and then actively promoted war crimes involving the use of torture in carrying out the occupation of Iraq. He has violated the prohibition against wars of aggression in Chapter 1, Article 2 of the United Nations Charter. more...  0 Comments

From Military-Occupied New Orleans

Ruth | I’m writing from military-occupied New Orleans. The National Guard and State Police have been sent into town and a juvenile curfew imposed, because as far as the bourgeois state is concerned, a few too many black people have returned.

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Another racist government frame-up unravels

Fred Bergen | The case itself leaves no doubt that the seven men -- Narseal Batiste, Patrick Abraham, Stanley Grant Phanor, Naudimar Herrera, Burson Augustin, Lyglenson Lemorin, and Rotschild Augustine -- were set up by a government agent bent on sustaining public fears of "Islamic Terrorism" in the service of US imperialist wars. more...  0 Comments

Hawkins for US Senate Calls for United Nations to Enforce a Ceasefire and End Israel's Military Occupation

Howie Hawkins | Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for US Senate for New York, said today that the US government should use its leadership to effect an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East before it escalates into an all out war involving multiple countries. He condemned the Bush administration’s unconditional support for Israel’s military attacks in Gaza and Lebanon. Hawkins said that an international peacekeeping force should be deployed to end the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian territories and its operations in Gaza and Lebanon and to stop attacks against Israel by Palestinian forces. The United States has been the principal country blocking implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973), which require Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories. more...  0 Comments

Why Israel is on the Attack in Gaza

Socialist Worker | From Paul D'Amato's "The Meaning of Marxism" column in Socialist Worker newspaper. Available online at  http://www.socialistworker.org/2006-2/595/595_13_Israel.shtml more...  0 Comments

PROTEST ISRAELI AGGRESSION - Tuesday July 18

Elizabeth | Protest the Israeli invasion of Gaza and Lebanon! more...  2 Comments

If They Broke the Law, String 'Em Up

Dave Lindorff | Bush, during his two terms as Texas governor, oversaw the executions of 152 people. If he’s a war criminal, and guilty of causing the deaths of captives at Guantanamo and elsewhere, it would be poetic justice for him to follow them on the long walk. more...  0 Comments

PROTEST THE MINUTEMEN [7/26]...COME TO ORGANIZING MEETING [7/17 @ 6pm]

NYC Emergency Response | ******PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY*******


PROTEST THE MINUTEMEN : DON'T LET THEM SPREAD THEIR RACISM IN OUR TOWN

Co-founder of the MinuteMen, Jim Gilchrist, is coming to Ground Zero
to spread his racist filth about immigrants. The MinuteMen are a
violently anti-immigrant group that has been protrolling the border
armed. They are coming NY and are exploiting 9/11 to further their
agenda. We can not let them co un-opposed

12pm
JULY 26th
LIBERTY & CHURCH ST.

ORGANIZING MEETING MON. 7/17 @ 6pm

êPLEASE COME TO CARLITO'S CAFE ON 7/17 @ 6pm TO JOIN THE PLANNING... ê
[Carlito's is at 1701 Lexington Ave. btwn 106 &107th]

êALL ARE WELCOME!!! ê

FOR MORE INFO CALL: 347.537.3433
 NYCEmergencyResponse@googlegroups.com
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City Council Shows HEART Some Love

LOHV-NYC | 2005 League of Humane Voters of New York City (LOHV-NYC) endorsees City Council Members Dan Garodnick and Gale Brewer, Co-Chairs of the Council’s Manhattan Delegation, along with Speaker Christine Quinn and Council Members Alan Gerson, Rosie Mendez, Jessica Lappin, Robert Jackson, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Inez Dickens and Miguel Martinez, have awarded $3,500 to Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART). HEART is working to help schools comply with Humane Education laws currently in existence in New York State. more...  1 Comments

Railroading Your Rights

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Despite the serious questions as to the effectiveness of random searches, the surveillance machine still pushes ahead. After all, DHS puts on a great show. more...  2 Comments

7/28-30 Washington, DC: National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference

Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network | Friday - Sunday July 28-30, 2006
Ward Circle Building, American University
Washington, DC
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A tropical shakedown for neo-liberalism?

Raúl Tortolero | “Yes, Andrés Manuel will act as a statesman, not as a temporary politician. He has a great responsibility, and his politics will be very sui generis, supporting people, without debt, without taking radical positions that could unsettle capitals,” he points out...
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Anti-G8 Protest Successful in Russia

reposted | author: LINK/Berlin anti-G8 Press Group more...  1 Comments

Cybercrime and Punishment

small WORLD Podcast | Interview with El Mariachi about the consequences of cybercrime. more...  0 Comments

On Jonathan Kozol's Manifesto

Rich Gibson | The struggle for social justice can begin in schools, with a mass movement to take direct action in order to overcome racist high-stakes tests, and imperialist wars. more...  0 Comments

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