Ula Kuras | At ground zero today, thousands gathered to commemorate the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks. Families and relatives of those who died lit candles and signed murals to honor their loved ones. Artwork and collages were on display, as well as large scale photographs of the events surrounding the WTC disaster. Among those present were groups claiming that 9/11 was an inside job, planned and executed by the government. more... 5 Comments
Dave Lindorff | The best way to commemorate those who died on 9-11 would be to honor them by standing up to defend the Republic against those who have sullied their memories by subverting the Constitution and Bill of Rights and started a criminal war in their names. more... 0 Comments
Brent Budovsky | George W Bush will be impeached by the court of history for using 9-11 to create fear throughout the land, rather than bravery, courage and valor. more... 0 Comments
Hans Bennett | Pam Africa and other supporters has written up their own City Council Resolution to counter the previous one condemning French support for Mumia and are going to present it at Philadelphia City Hall for the City Council opening session first thing in the morning this Thursday, September 14. Africa emphatically urges people to arrive that morning to show support for the new resolution. more... 0 Comments
Adam Weissman | Ed Towns signing of The US-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement, contradicted his vehement earlier opposition to the agreement and compromised the interests of workers, small farmers, healthcare recipients, and the environment. Towns must demonstrate that he commit to putting voters before corporate interests, or voters must look to his anti-free trade opponent, Charles Barron, as an alternative. more... 1 Comments
James Cooke | After five years of post 9/11 government, U.S. foreign and domestic policy continues to be dominated by the all-encompassing ‘war on terror’. Events have since exposed this so-called war for what it is: a gross propaganda campaign used to suppress civil liberties and launch global war. more... 0 Comments
Patrick Martin | In the fourth of a series of speeches aimed at fueling public fears of terrorism to boost his administration’s failing political standing, President Bush appeared before an audience of right-wing policy experts in Atlanta, Georgia Thursday. The speech was focused on the demand that Congress move quickly to legalize the program of warrantless wiretapping of Americans, the existence of which was revealed late last year. more... 0 Comments
Family & Friends of Daniel McGowan | Prosecutors in the Oregon 'Green Scare' case are stalling in their response to motions filed by defense counsel regarding whether there are potential NSA or FISA wiretaps used in the states' prosecution of defendants Daniel McGowan, Jonathan Paul, Nathan Block and Joyanna Zacher. A hearing before the judge is set for October 31st but the question remains, what is the prosecution hiding and what does the government fear is in those potential wiretaps? more... 9 Comments
Dave Lindorff | Once again, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), has nailed it, doing exactly the right thing, acting in a courageous manner as a progressive politician should act.
Roy Rollin | This, of course, is nothing new. During the run-up to invasion of Iraq, Democrats in the Senate, like Hillary Clinton, were besieged by calls and letters from constituents urging them not to vote in favor of giving Bush a blank check to go to war. Needless to say, these stalwart "democrats" and self-styled "representatives of the people" chose to vote with the millionaires and not the millions. Dean, in fact, was never a real opponent of the war to begin with. more... 2 Comments
Ula Kuras | One year after Hurricane Katrina, the devastating aftermath and the troubling racial and socio-economical divide is still apparent, according to a panel organized by the Coalition Confronting Racism at Columbia University School of Social Work, as they addressed the perpetuity of the injustices in New Orleans and the trauma still being inflicted. more... 1 Comments
Rossana Reguillo | Escribo como ciudadana, como analista y observadora de la contemporaneidad, como estudiosa de los movimientos sociales y los procesos que marcan, definitivamente, el curso de la historia: la mundialización de la cultura, el adelgazamiento del Estado en lo que toca a su función social, pero a su endurecimiento y fortaleza en lo que toca a las funciones de seguridad, los dominantes vientos neoliberales y la capacidad de los centros geopolíticos de poder de mantener la visión-versión de su inevitabilidad como destino fatal e irreversible. México retorna a sus más primitivos mitos fundantes, a sus símbolos más prestigiados y al mismo tiempo más sanguinarios: la eliminación de todo lo otro. La pobreza, la inequidad, las insultantes y como suelo señalar, la obscenidad, de las desigualdades sociales, parecen no jugar en esta competencia “masculina”. El nuevo presidente asumirá las riendas de un país sacudido por el poder del narco, de la pobreza, de la sumisión frente a las políticas del norte y muy especialmente, frente a la distancia, crítica y cuestionamiento de los abstencionistas y el rechazo de los lopezobradorcistas. Se ha consumado la simulación de la democracia, con gran beneplácito de los poderes fácticos y alivio de los poderes internacionales. El Señor Presidente Calderón que se negó a contar voto por voto, declarado triunfador por un Tribunal que dijo que había “irregularidades”, “anomalías”, que reconoció las intromisiones del Presidente Vicente Fox y los poderes económicos, representados por el Consejo Coordinador Empresarial y que señaló que aspirar a la desaparición de esas “irregularidades” es simple quimera, habrá de asumir la dificultad de gobernar un país lastimado, complejo, escindido. Gana, fundamentalmente, la incertidumbre y gana la irreversible sensación de un eterno retorno del pasado autoritario. more... 0 Comments
finn | It is becoming more evident each day; the real target of new draconian laws and policies is not the (fabricated) terrorist ‘threat’, it is the domestic population – the enemy is you! The initial indicator (for this writer) was Section 543 of the Australian Defence Forces manual, which describes attack strategies against civilians and local populations – it should not be forgotten that Australia is a micro version and imitator of the USA and to a lesser extent the UK. more... 0 Comments
Nick Cooper | one of my ongoing series of Bush translations more... 1 Comments
No One Is Illegal (NOISI) Coalition | Very Important organizing meeting to discuss next steps for the Immigrant Rights Movement. more... 0 Comments
Karah Newton | 9/11’s FORGOTTEN VICTIMS DEMAND HEALTH AND REPARATIONS OF PATAKI
thomas jefferson | At long last, Americans are preparing to say "Enough is enough," and to do what Ukrainians, Mexicans, or any other people not drugged into acquiescence would do when things got this bad: occupy the capital city to demand peace, justice, environmental sanity, and accountability. more... 0 Comments
Chris Anderson | Before progressive activists become too enraptured by the triumph of the netroots, there are some serious questions that need to be answered-- or at least discussed. Is a “passion to win” all that really matters in politics? How do the social dynamics of the internet affect the makeup of the liberal blogosphere? And what is the place of big ideas in today's liberal, not to mention progressive or radical, movements? more... 12 Comments
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