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655,000 Deaths in Iraq

Blofeld | Today's release today of the Lancet report on 655,000 Iraqis killed as a result of the american aggression.

 http://www.thelancet.com/webfiles/images/journals/lancet/s0140673606694919.pdf

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Book Talk-- Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns Is Strangling Progressive Politics in America

labyrinth | This book offers a chilling review of the consequences of political outsourcing. Connecting local people on the streets throughout America to the national organizations and political campaigns that make up progressive politics, it shows what happens to the passionate young activists outsourced to the clients of Activism, Inc. more...  0 Comments

Stop the Harassment against the Protesters of the Minutemen at Columbia – WCW

Allen Lang, National Student Organizer – WCW | Below is an open letter written by Allen Lang, National Student and Youth Organizer of World Can't Wait, in support of the recent protest at Columbia U. against the founder of the vigilante immigrant-hunting group the Minutemen. The students who took part in this protest are facing as-yet-undisclosed, but almost certainly severe, disciplinary action. We cannot allow students to face any disciplinary actions, including expulsion, for protesting the Minutemen.

After reading this open letter of support Columbia protesters Howard Zinn said: "I strongly oppose punishing students who have engaged in nonviolent protest."

Sign this Open Letter right away:  http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3149&Itemid=5 more...  0 Comments

WEDNESDAY: Lynne Stewart at Fordham Law School Five Days Before Sentencing

Fordham Guild | Wednesday, October 11
Fordham Law School- 62nd and Columbus in Manhattan
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CPP congratulates DPR-Korea for nuke breakthrough

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today congratulated the people and government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for successfully and safely carrying out its first-ever nuclear test and hailed the successful test as a “militant assertion of national sovereignty and the right of an independent country to develop its own powerful self-reliant defense capability amidst constant efforts by the US to impose its imperialist hegemony over the world, maintain its monopoly of nuclear weapons along with a few other powerful countries, and subvert the sovereign will of the DPRK.”

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Election 2006: No votes for the capitalist parties

Fred Bergen | Faced with this situation, Working Class Emancipation calls for voting a "spoiled" ballot, by writing "Defeat US Imperialism in Iraq and Afghanistan" and "Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants" all over the ballot (or filling these slogans in as "write in candidates" if it is an electronic voting machine). We call on the workers and militant youth who want to see a working class revolutionary alternative on the ballot in the future to join us and help build the organization that can make this possible. more...  0 Comments

Rally Saturday, October 28th: Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!

Partisan Defense Committee | Mumia Abu-Jamal’s life is in danger. On October 28, the Partisan Defense Committee will rally to free Mumia, an innocent man, and to abolish the racist death penalty. The rally will be in Harlem, October 28 at 3pm at the Salem United Methodist Church, 2190 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. Speakers include Mumia’s sister, Lydia Barashango, Pam Africa and Lynne Stewart, and speakers from the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, TWU Local 100, the Teamsters National Black Caucus, the Labor Black League for Social Defense and the PDC. Visit www.partisandefense.org or call 212-406-4252. more...  0 Comments

George Allen, Weak on National Security

Daithí | …from Alice Marshall: more...  0 Comments

The Prospects for Fascism in America

James Cooke | It’s now cliché for radicals to make links between US policy and Nazi Germany (it’s just really easy). Some take the analogy further, claiming that fascism in all its glory is fully integrated into American culture— with death camps soon to come. To some extent the various predictions are credible; the historical correlations are often unshakable. Sometimes however, the fascist bogeyman is revealed as exaggeration, or simply paranoia. Underestimating the drive and desperateness of those pushing the fascist agenda in the US is of course dangerous, with much of the population making this mistake; on the other hand, a common, tactical error many radicals make is in overvaluing the resources, organization, and receptiveness these groups have attained, often leading to demoralization and inaction. Exposing fascist tendencies in the US, their future prospects as well as limitations will be the goal of what follows. more...  0 Comments

Halem Rally FRIDAY to Support Lynne Stewart

CSD | A Rally and Tribute

Friday, October 13th

6 PM to 8 PM

St. Ambrose Episcopal Church

9 West 130th Street

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THE LEFT WOULD WIN THE ELECTIONS IN ECUADOR

Nelson F. Nuñez Vergara | Ecuador will have presidential elections next month October 15, and election results can stimulate important political changes within the country and a significant effect in the region. According to the latest surveys, the two main candidates are, the leftist Rafael Correa (33%), and Social Democrat Leon Roldós (22%), most likely to continue on into a second round of voting. Electoral norms dictate that a winner gain over 40% of the electorate votes in addition to having a 10% lead over the next closest rival. Correa is presently close to reaching that goal. more...  0 Comments

Brasil: the perfect electoral crime

Jorge Serrão. | The election was totally clean? Was there fraud in the election? God only knows. And some corrupt ones, also. Specialists warn: the security and the allegiance of the result of the electronic ballot box are not fidiciary. The Electoral Superior Court oath that the election happened in the best one of the possible worlds. Some good people would believe this, certainly. But who understands of the subject sentences: we were victims of a perfect electoral crime.
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Hell of a (Washington) Times

Max Blumenthal | Since its founding in 1982 by eccentric cult leader and self-proclaimed Messiah Sun Myung Moon, the Times has been a favorite outlet for the right. President Ronald Reagan granted Times reporters special access to the White House, and he publicly called it his favorite paper -- pointedly not the Washington Post. more...  0 Comments

New York Grassroots Leaders Invited to Caracas Nov. 8 - 13

taleigh | This delegation will link NYC grassroots leaders & organizers with their counterparts in Caracas to build relationships, solidarity and strategy for global and local justice. Of particular focus will be promoting a sister-city relationship between the Bronx and Libertador, city districts with similar profiles: historically marginalized and under-resourced; yet artistic, resiliant, and actively organizing. Churches, unions, schools and other community-based organizations should send representatives with the intent to continue direct organizing upon return to NYC. more...  1 Comments

Giorgio Agamben: "No" to biometrics

Giorgio Agamben | statement against biometrics on the occasion of the arrest of three students, charged with destroying a biometric reader than had been installed in their high school. more...  0 Comments

Are you happy, George?

D. Grant Haynes | North Korea's nuclear test of October 8 is an understandable reaction to the Bush administration's belligerent policies toward so-called "Axis of Evil" states. Iraq, which had no nuclear capability and little else with which to defend itself, was brutally attacked by the United States and has undergone three years of hellish occupation in the aftermath. It is not surprising that other forewarned members of the so-called "Axis of Evil" should be casting about for defensive programs.
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NATIONAL PRIMATE LIBERATION WEEK NYC PROTESTS 10/14 and 10/15

Win Animal Rights |
Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 2:00 PM
Place: 265 E. 66th (2nd Ave.) - David Shedlarz, Pfizer
David Shedlarz is Vice Chairman of Pfizer, major customer of HLS

Date/Time: Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 2:00 PM
Place: 279 Central Park W. (88 St.) - Andrew Baker, HLS
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WOID XV-45. Royal, flushed

Hoipolloi Cassidy | From the grave Pierre Bourdieu, last of the great French thinkers of the Twentieth Century, has thrown a wrench into the candidacy of the officially approved presidential candidates of the ha-ha Left. more...  0 Comments

Christian Political Leadership, Hypocrisy, Duplicity, and Purposeful Evil

Seven Star Hand | If Christian leaders are going to go around attacking others for not living up to their professed values, it's a damn good idea to be truthful and actually walk the walk. Logs and motes in the eye, camels through the eye of a needle, glass houses, kettles and pots, and what goes around comes around, et al. Karma's a bitch when She finally decides enough is enough! This wouldn't have been so bad on Republicans if they hadn't been such arrogant hypocrites in order to corner the so-called values voters! more...  0 Comments

Images: Mexican Consulate

fred askew | Photographs from the rally at the Mexican Consulate more...  1 Comments

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