Global Action Day for Education (30th Nov.)
TS | A Global Action Day for Education will take place on the 30th Nov to protest and resist neoliberal reforms. Students of the world unite!
An Artistic Tribute to Brad Will
Eric Drooker | Saturday, Nov. 18th 7:00 pm
at Bluestockings Books 172 Allen St.
(between Stanton & Rivington)
Another Day in Ramallah - more Israeli provocation and aggression
Annemarie Jacir | My nerves a
Four hours ago my sister, her curator Carolyn and I were shot at by the Israeli
army. My hands are still shaky. My legs are weak. I feel I can’t stand on them.
Today in downtown Ramallah at around 4:15 pm as we were driving down Ramallah’s
main street….we had just bought kanafa to eat ….after spending the day at
I was driving down the main street. A taxi driver cut me off. I rolled down the
window and cursed at him. We pulled over and Emily and Mohammed jumped out to
buy kanafa. Then we continued, dropping off Mohammed at his car…which he had
left in the center of town. We agreed to meet at Mohammed’s place down the
I was alone in the front seat. Emily and Carolyn in the back. Suddenly there
was a van directly in front of our car. He veered a bit towards our car. I
slowed down, wondering how I was going to pass him. And then he emerged from
his window…pointing an m-16 across the street and spraying bullets.
The three of us hit the floor of the car. All around us…shooting, shooting,
shooting. So close. So close.
And then on the other side of the street, another van – looking exactly like
the first….men with guns spraying bullets everywhere.
Next to us a man with his 5-year old daughter… Like us, stuck between all the
shooting. He opened his door and tossed his daughter to the ground with him.
I lifted my head…the man shooting was around 6 feet from me. Shooting away.
Israeli secret service…dressed up like an Arab. They do this all the time…so
they come into town and no one notices. Then I saw tens of Israeli soldiers
crawling the streets all around us. Did they come out of the vans? They were in
full uniform, unlike the two van ‘drivers’ who had dressed as plain clothes
Arab men. “Mustarabeen”…Israeli agents who dress like Arabs.
Shooting shooting. I covered my head. All I could think about was Emily in the
backseat and Carolyn. Emily…my precious sister…my beautiful sister… Kamran in
Scotland… the man who escaped with his daughter. I braced myself at the
shooting continued. Told myself calmly that if the windows of the car were hit.
Which they surely were about to be. That it was nothing. To remember that all
that meant was the window was broken and not necessarily that one of us had
Mohammed called…I picked up the phone…my voice broke. Crumbled. I hadn’t
realized my fear until that moment. Why couldn’t I speak? Why? I didn’t
recognize my own voice. I knew I sounded hysterical. I didn’t want to sound
Took another peak. Army everywhere. The men shooting shooting shooting
shooting….god, that sound.
Emily. Emily in the back. We made eye contact. What could we do. We were stuck
in the middle of a shoot out ..right in the middle of it…with no where to go.
We couldn’t even get out of the car and make a run for it. We’d have been shot
I wondered if they’d kill us. I wondered if someone on the street might duck
into our car for cover. But the streets were empty.
We stayed on the floor of the car for 20 minutes like that. I thought, really
truly felt I was going to die this way. And I didn’t want to die like that.
Totally helpless. In a trapped car.
The more the shooting went on, the more I felt my nerves turn to jelly. And
Bam. Our car was hit. I heard glass break. I covered my head. My head was
covered anyway I think. For fear of the car windows being hit.
We were ok. Emily was ok. Carolyn was safe.
More time passed. How stupid to have my hands on my head. what would that do?
Where is Emily? I think i will die today. I am going to die today.
I peaked out. I saw the Israelis grab a man off the street and shove him into
the other van.
Then the undercover Israeli closest to us, in the van, …decided to leave.
Operation over. He pulled towards us. The criminal. I stared at his face, my
head on the passenger seat…he didn’t have enough room to get by us,…so he
smashed into our car and scraped his way by. The whole time I couldn’t take my
eyes off his face. He didn’t even notice us I think. Three women so close to
him, stuck to the floor of the car…
We are all ok. Nothing happened. There’s a bullet in the car. It hit the back
of the car. It didn’t hit the gas tank. It didn’t hit the gas tank. We are ok.
But three young men tonight are not. And many, many more are not. This is
nothing new, nothing out of the ordinary.
A man disappeared this afternoon. Two men were killed. It won’t even make the
Nov. 15th, 2006
Information Needed Immediately About CS Anna
Sacramento Prisoner Support | Eric McDavid, Lauren Weiner and Zachary Jenson were arrested on January 13, 2006. The arrest was based primarily on the actions of an FBI confidential source (CS) who often went by the name Anna. In the criminal complaint against McDavid, Weiner and Jensen the government stated that the CS was involved in 12 other “anarchist cases”. Eric’s lawyer is preparing for trial and needs as much information as possible about the activities of the CS. If you were around “Anna” or communicating with her and were then arrested please contact Eric McDavid’s lawyer, Mark Reichel. “Anna” was using two different email addresses at the time of the arrest (that we know of): firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Her phone number was: 954-821-2477. Some people might also have known her as Grai Damiani.
FORGET GENERAL ABIZAID, FORGET IRAQ STUDY GROUPS
MARKIN | ORGANIZE ANT-WAR SOLDIER AND SAILOR SOLIDARITY COMMITTEES
O.J.---A Sick Man.
Elijah Gatewood | Public urged to ignor former pro-football player's
Fox TV interview and soon to be published
book, hitting him instead with late flags.
Justice and Unity: WBAI Financial Problems Greatly Exaggerated
John Riley | Alex Steinberg and other ACE endorsed candidates have alleged the station is $300,000 in debt to the Pacifica network, but public statements by Business manager Indra Hardat say the sum is much less. || Indypendent-- Trouble on the Airwaves: WBAI Listener Numbers Decline, Fund-Raising Efforts Decrease
THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE
Stephen Lendman | THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY
BNFL MOX Nuclear Fuel Shipment - 22nd November 2006
According to news sources, a shipment of MOX fuel will leave the Sellafield Nuclear Facility in the UK, for France. The shipment is due for arrival on Wednesday the 22nd of November.
A Case for Impeachment
Malachy Kilbride | As the people marched and protested against war and torture one of their calls was for impeachment. Now, a new congress, run by Democrats will be installed, will the people follow through with their impeachment call?
WBAI Adds Daily Spanish-Language News - Pacifica Program Created By Justice & Unity Initiative
John Riley | WBAI now carries Pacifica's daily Spanish-Language News Program "Informativo Pacifica", a program which was inititated by the Justice and Unity Campaign's work.
Proposal for the Constitutional Congress of the APPO
OIDHO | The Indian Organizations for Human Rights in Oaxaca (OIDHO) argues for a structure based on traditional indigenous horizontal organizational forms
Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons
Deborah Davies |
Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?
By Deborah Davies
They are just some of the victims of wholesale torture taking place inside the U.S. prison system that we uncovered during a four-month investigation for Channel 4 . It's terrible to watch some of the videos and realise that you're not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, you are witnessing young men dying.
“My Brazil” A film screening , Friday at 1:30 PM.
Kandombe para Oaxaca. | In the violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro, local
community leaders put their lives on the line to fight
for basic rights and services for their fellow
citizens. What compels these volunteers with no
political ambition to make such a personal sacrifice?
Close the SOA! This weekend: Converge on Fort Benning, GA
SOAW | Nov. 17-19 Vigil and non-violent direct action to close the SOA (WHINSEC).
Amazon Leader to Call on Oil Industry to Stop Destruction of Rainforest Homelands
Amazon Watch | A public talk about the Achuars' struggle to protect their rainforest territories from the oil industry, as part of the Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Economic Globalization conference, organized by the International Forum on Globalization and the Tebtebba Foundation
"Here's Your Patriot Act!": Torture on Campus
Daithí | …from NBC 11:
This is What Recuperation Looks Like: the Rebellion in Oaxaca and the APPO
Kellen Kass/A Murder of Crows | A look at the events in Oaxaca and a critical look at the APPO's composition and program of struggle.
Release of Argentina Video Workshop
Matt | This video is a compilation of interviews and visits with four Unemployed Workers’ Movements of Argentina. Come hear about their projects: everything from bakeries and soup kitchens to organic farms and gardens, even their own schools and neighborhood health centers. And listen to the organizers discuss their operating principles—autonomy, horizontal decision-making and direct democracy—and the day-to-day challenges they face.
BTL:Israeli Massacre of 19 Civilians in Gaza Spurs Movement Toward a...
Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus | Gates to Replace Rumsfeld at Pentagon as Iraq Continues to Burn
Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Scott Harris
With the Nov. 7 congressional election serving as a referendum on President Bush's failed policies on the Iraq war, the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld the day after a sweeping Democratic party victory was not surprising. As Rumsfeld left the scene, president Bush nominated former CIA director Robert Gates as his successor.
Gates, who was forced to withdraw his nomination for CIA director in 1987 -- due to his ties to the Reagan-era Iran-Contra scandal -- came back to narrowly win the post in 1991 serving under President Bush's father. During his career at the National Security Council and CIA, Gates has been accused of politicizing intelligence on the Soviet Union and in other areas critical to formulating U.S. foreign policy. Gate's checkered history is of concern to many observers in that the Iraq War was justified by flawed and manipulated intelligence with regard to non-existent weapons of mass destruction and the dubious threat posed by Saddam Hussein.
With the violence in Iraq continuing to surge in what many are now openly labeling a civil war, President Bush is awaiting advice from his father's secretary of state, James Baker, who heads the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, which is making recommendations on changing U.S. policy on the war. Robert Gates was a member of the Study Group until his nomination. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Mel Goodman a former CIA analyst, who is now a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. Goodman comments on the nomination of Robert Gates for secretary of defense and why he advocates withdrawal from Iraq.
Contact the Center for International Policy by calling (202) 232-3317 or visit their website at:www.ciponline.org
Goodman's book, "Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neo-Conservatives are Putting the World at Risk," is published by Prometheus
Center for International Policy at www.ciponline.org/nationalsecurity Middle East Report at www.merip.org
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