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Christianity without Christ

Ulrich H J Kortner | Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) sought to introduce Christianity into Christendom when the state religion had become comfortable and indistinguishable from the world Faith in the God of infinite love means scandal, paradox, sacrifice and engagement. Kierkegaard like Leonardo Boff calls us to authenticity in a penultimate world of reversible cups and self-righteousness. more...  0 Comments

HEALTH FAIR IN NEW YORK ASSERTS HUMAN RIGHTS

AJLPP-New York | On Sunday, June 3rd, Filipino doctors of the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA) and members of DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association spearheaded a collaboration to bridge community health disparities by linking highly skilled professionals and marginalized domestic workers through Ang Kalusugan ay Karapatang Pang-tao (Health is a Basic Human Right) Health Fair. Over 150 individuals availed of the free services.

"We are excited about this project," stated Dr. Lou Publico, President-elect of the NY-NJ-CT UPMASA Chapter, "We hope to respond to the needs of our kababayans [compatriots] who may have difficulty in basic health screening services."

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IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE to perform for MUMIA in Harlem - June 15

Free Mumia Coalition | On June 15th an event will be held in Harlem concerning the Campaign to name a street in honor of Mumia - featuring a special gueast appearance/performance by Immortal Technique. Speakers include Charles Barron, Pam Africa, Igwe Williams (of the Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Center of City College), Harold Wilson (The 122nd exonerated death row prisoner) among many others. Topics will include updates on Mumia's case, the murder of Sean Bell and the criminalization of youth, how to wage the street naming campaign and MUCH MORE! more...  0 Comments

FREE PASTOR BERLIN GUERRERO, NOW!

AJLPP-New York | On behalf of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), I write to express our alarm and dismay over the abduction of Pastor Berlin Guerrero of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. Our understanding is that he was abducted by members of the Philippine National Police and the Naval Intelligence Security Forces and is still being held by Philippine authorities.

We are deeply concerned by reports of the tactics employed in Pastor Guerrero's abduction. We understand that he was taken by armed men who carried drawn weapons. No warrant of arrest was produced at the time of his abduction. Reports indicate that personal affects were taken from members of his family when he was abducted. We urge you to call for, and oversee, a full investigation of the circumstances surrounding the abduction of Pastor Guerrero. This investigation should include the activities of the police and of the military and security forces.
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GABNet "Beauty Queen Pageant" in NYC Philippine Independence Celebrations

Ollie Quinto Reyes | ...concurrent with this narrative of on-going oppression is a people’s continuing saga towards true freedom. This was evident in GABNet’s demonstration—objectification of women (symbolized in the queen as an object of beauty) juxtaposed against a backdrop of protests and demands for justice. It was a strong expression of anger, but was an even stronger expression of hope... more...  0 Comments

Announcem't/PHOTO OF CIA Agent in First CIA Rendition Trial-starts tomorrow

Carolyn Keene | The long awaited trial of 26 CIA agents led by Robert Seldon Lady (in photo) begins tomorrow in Milan, Italy, despite the presence of President Bush in Italy! In conjunction with this, a North Carolina group is scheduling a training sesssion at the headquarters of the CIA's airline, Aero Contractors Ltd. -- something CALCULATED TO SEE THAT THERE ARE MANY MORE SUCH TRIALS. more...  0 Comments

Sison Comes to America, PSR Reading

Bayan USA | Former political prisoner-turned-political refugee Jose Maria Sison will be paying a surprise visit to US audiences when he speaks at a book reading in New York City of his seminal work "Philippine Society and Revolution" while video conferenced in from the Netherlands to Manhattan's Revolution Books located on West 19th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue on Sunday June 10th from 6-9pm. The video conference technology will allow Sison to interact with audience members in a question and answer sessions following the book reading. more...  1 Comments

NYC Jericho Event on Struggles for the Land, June 15th at the Brecht Forum

NYC Jericho Movement | Closing event of Can't Jail the Spirit: Art by Political Prisoner Tom Manning. Since this is June, we are dedicating this event to struggles for the land, especially First Nations people. We will have Ismael Guadalupe Ortiz giving an update on the Vieques land struggle, an Estación Libre Report from Chiapas, RJ Maccani of Narco News Bulletin on the Oaxaca struggle, and Attorney Lynne Stewart on Tom Manning and Solidarity. For more information, call the Brecht Forum at (212) 242-4201 or NYC Jericho at (718) 853-0893
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Iraqi Oil Workers Strike and US Tour

madhatter | Iraqi Oil Workers Strike and US Tour more...  0 Comments

Double Victory For Bally Casino Workers

Michelle Amber | Dealers, Security Officers at Bally's Casinos
In Atlantic City Vote for Union Representation by SPFPA and UAW. more...  0 Comments

NDFP verifies that Prof. Sison is NDFP chief political consultant and belies GRP

AJLPP-New York | - The National Council of the National Democrat Front of the Philippines hereby verifies that Prof. Jose Maria Sison is the NDFP chief political consultant and belies the claim of the Manila government that he is chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and head of the New People’s Army (NPA).

Prof. Sison himself has consistently declared that the leadership of the CPP and the command of the NPA are in the Philippines and not in The Netherlands or anywhere else thousands of miles away from the Philippines. His lawyer Jan Fermon has convincingly demonstrated that he cannot be the CPP chairman and NPA head because he has been separated from the CPP and NPA since his arrest in 1977 by the Marcos fascist regime (more than 29 years ago) as well as since his departure from the Philippines in 1986 (more than 20 years ago).
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An Open Letter to Barack Obama

Alberto Rivera | A piece discussing an alternative to wasting money promoting candidates when New Orleans is in the state it is. We shoulda just left it to French for this - they'd probably have done more than we have. The blog draws out some of the images and statements. See the recent Charlie Rose with Carl Bernstein on Clinton. It is time now to be more than we have ever been - U.S. / The Universal Solution more...  0 Comments

Gender Equality & Homophobia in Pakistan

riotqueer | This is a summary of two Transgender at the Court District in Lahore after require a certificate fur partnership purposes more...  0 Comments

Fidel Castro:TODAY, ESTE Martes...

posted by F Espinoza | La Mesa Redonda transmitirá ESTE martes, a las 6.30 pm (hora de CUBA), por Cubavisión, el Canal Educativo, Cubavisión Internacional, Radio Rebelde y Radio Habana Cuba la conversación que el Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz sostuviera... more...  1 Comments

Pigs issue death threats against City Council Member Charles Barron

DSL | City Council member Charles Barron is reacting to death threats made against him on a website frequented by police officers. more...  0 Comments

The Legacy of Agent Orange in Viet Nam Mon Jun 11 6:30PM

Ho Chi Minh | Today 3 million Vietnamese suffer the effects of chemical defoliants used by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers are also affected, along with hundreds of thousands of children of those exposed decades ago on both sides. The thousands of veterans and civilians disabled from depleted uranium weapons in present wars face similar long term consequences more...  1 Comments

OPLAN Mercury Rising in motion

AJLPP-New York | At the rate the newspapers and TV newscasts are exposing real evidence of electoral fraud since 29 May 2007, Bantay Boto ng Bayan cannot help but feel vindicated for exposing Oplan Mercury Rising. The numerous dagdag-bawas reports accurately quoting, by the hundred thousands of vote leads for Team Unity candidates in the 13th to the 16th slots, give due credence to the Oplan. The provinces where the calumny occurred are the same provinces mentioned in the Oplan. The named Comelec officials are the same persons identified in the Oplan. 1. The delay of the Comelec en banc as the National Board of Canvassers in tallying the provincial COCs and more specifically the canvassing slowdown, particularly in the Oplan Mercury Rising provinces are indicators that this major Oplan strategy is being implemented. It has deferred canvassing in Maguindanao, Sulu, Caloocan City, Taguig-Pateros, Davao del Sur, North Cotabato, and South Cotabato for varied reasons, including allegations of massive cheating, yet no charges and complaints were filed against any Comelec and public official involve We are sending a very strong message on the eventual and probable loss of Honasan, Trillanes and Pimentel, as clearly being shown by the current events. We know that the rule of law will ultimately reign. Concerned Comelec officials must now choose whether they prefer the law of the jungle instead. Bantay Boto ng Bayan is making this statement after due consultation with the convenors of the uniformed active and retired member organizations and with the explicit support from their allied civil society groups. more...  0 Comments

AJLPP CALLS FOR TOTAL RELEASE OF KA BEL, CONDEMNS NEW COMELEC MACHINATIONS

AJLPP-New York | The Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) strongly demand that the US-Arroyo regime stop harassing Representative Crispin Beltran and other progressive party-list representatives and set Ka. Bel totally free.

The AJLPP find it ridiculous that the Makati City Court will just set Ka Bel free for only four days during the duration of the Congress sessions while the Supreme Court has just junked the charges against him and the “Batasan Five” as devoid of due process.

The AJLPP strongly support Ka Bel’s family demand for compensation for his medical expenses incurred during his “hospital detention” for 15 months. Besides, the hospital expenses was not a voluntary effort on the part of Ka Bel but was forced by the US-Arroyo regime. It is the responsibility of the police and the US-Arroyo regime to compensate the Beltran family for these unwanted expenses.

On the other hand, the AJLPP also condemn the new machinations of the COMELEC for its “veterans formula” of giving only three seats in the lower house to the party-list group BUHAY and give other party-list groups one seat each.

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UC Church and labor Leaders: Stop the Killings, Release Ka. Bel

AJLPP-New York | The Philippines News Today, a local newspaper in the cities of San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada will release a full page Ad of American and Filipino progressive organizations and individuals calling among other things, an end to political killings in the Philippine and the immediate release of detained Congressman and labor leader Crispin Beltran and all political prisoners. The Supreme Court of the Philippines recently dismissed trumped up case against six Congress leaders including Beltran. Another local newspaper, Diaryo Pilipino, based in Southern California issued the same statement a month ago. Both newspapers have combined circulation of 60,000 that target to reach the majority of Filipinos living in the West Coast of North America. more...  0 Comments

EAST COAST ANTI-HATE FORUM

Greg Pason | One People's Project and Residents Against Racism will be sponsoring the East Coast Anti-Hate Forum on June 16, 2007 at 12 Noon, at the Newark Public Library, 5 Washington St., Newark, NJ. more...  0 Comments

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