occasional IMC contributor | I’ve often wondered what I would have done if I had been older when the Satanic Verses was published. Someone on the left—and not some mealy mouthed democrat, either, but someone on the real left, a progressive, a radical, an anti-imperialist—needs to say this, needs to say that the entire foundation of Western modernity is grounded in a movement away from religious censorship of communication and thought. Marx thought this was true; 19th century anarchists thought this was true too. Of course, they also knew that it wasn’t always true—that political freedom covered up and served as a mask for deeper systems of economic and social unfreedom. But they also knew that despite all its flaws, this Enlightenment move was a good one, and that the shackles of religious censorship were better off than on. Perhaps all this makes me a sraight white man, or an “unreconstructed enlightenmentist.” But my political radicalism comes from belief in these things, too. more... 52 Comments
Lynda Carson | [Note: By the time this story reaches it's reading audience during the month of February, please be aware that an Injunction has just been filed in Federal Court in an effort to stop the Oakland Housing Authority from violating Federal Law.] more... 0 Comments
populist | Revolutionary rights. when constitutional rights are either absent or fail. more... 0 Comments
l. akai | The NJ based WebHostPlus is hosting a site for the neo-nazi group Blood and Honour. There is threatening information for gays, Jews and leftists. Take action to stop the nazi hit list.
rebelworker | Below is a press release explaining who and what The Consejo Indgena
The RMO | Hello there. The RMO, a radical marching band in NYC, is currently seeking trombonistas. If you play trombone and wish to be part of a band that plays music to support social change, please let us know. more... 2 Comments
NCOR | NCOR 2005 was a raging success with 86 workshops and numerous guerrilla events, again doing justice to a tradition that has happened every winter since 1998. Over 1500 people attended last year! As NCOR continues to grow exponentially, 2006 looks like another great conference.
This year's NCOR will be held on February 3-5, on the main campus of American University in northwest Washington, DC. NCOR begins Friday evening with an awesome benefit show! Workshops are Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm, and Saturday night is The First Annual NCOR Variety Show.
Please note that NCOR will be in a different building this year. The whole conference has been moved to the Mary Graydon Center (see the campus map). If you have not yet registered, you can register and pay when you arrive at NCOR. The registration fee is $12 at the door.more... 7 Comments
Bush Crimes Commission | The International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity by the Bush Administration will present its preliminary findings on whether the Bush Administration has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity. Its areas of indictment are: 1) war, 2) torture, 3) global environment, 4) global health, and 5) the administration’s response to Katrina. more... 2 Comments
CITIZENS FOR FAIR LEGISLATION | Representatives Ros-Lehtinen and Lantos have sponsored a resolution
gianmaria | Monday, February 6th, at 6pm FACCIAMO BRECCIA - Italians for Free Choice is going to held a peaceful protest at Columbia University against the interference of Vatican politics on family, body, LGBT and sexual issues and to reaffirm the right of free choice for all. The reason of the protest is the presentation of the book "Without Roots", a manifesto of the new Vatican Politics written by Pope Benedict XVI and Marcello Pera, President of the Italian Senate, who will take part in the presentation. more... 2 Comments
G. Dunkel | The UN presence provides a buffer for the Bush administration from criticisms like that of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus and other Black leaders demanding U.S. withdrawal from Haiti, and making the obvious connection to the occupation and war in Iraq. more... 0 Comments
New York Spartacist League | Spartacist Black History Month Speaking Tour: "Race, Class and Socialist Revolution: Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom", "Mumia Is an Innocent Man! The Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!" more... 0 Comments
laura and jen: centro de medios libres df | español primero
lisa | In organizing the speak-out, activists say that the voices of women and people who will be most impacted by a ‘Justice Alito’ have been largely left out of the debate. Activists are demanding that the US Senate filibuster Judge Alito and that Democrats stand up for civil liberties, women’s right to choose, privacy and more of their core constituents. A ‘peoples filibuster’ was held in Union Square by the group this past Saturday.
Bunny Rogers | http://www.rickross.com/reference/animal/animal96.html
Larmee | La Commune de Paris 1871 more... 1 Comments
Larmee | La Commune de Paris 1871 more... 2 Comments
Pam's House Blend (repost) | "We believe that spying on American citizens for no good reason is fundamentally un-American, that it's not the place of the goverment or the best use of resources to spy on its own citizens and we want it to stop. We want the spies in our government to pack their bags, close up their notebooks, take their cameras home and not engage in the spying anymore."
Manuel Valenzuela | must read about the depleted uranium holocaust in iraq, great essay on the imperial exploitation of the middle east and iraq.
Counterhegemonic | What could be more innocuous than a grammar school science fair held on the South Shore of Staten Island? Yet, as dozens of parents and their children gathered for the high point of the juvenile social winter social calendar they carried with them all the ugly marks of deeply divided society. more... 4 CommentsPage 36 | Page 34
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