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News Item: US Courts to Seek "Cruelty-Free" Execution Methods

Prof. Varlet | Good morning, students! Today in Philosophy 101 we're going to be studying the the morality of the death penalty in a "Culture of Life".

What is the death penalty? It's the ultimate punishment, the sentence of death that is given out to those people who have committed the most heinous crime of all: homicide, the murder of a fellow human being. Is it not a contradiction to outlaw murder as the worst of all crimes, and then to make society's penalty for murder, death? Although on the face of it, this seems to be contradictory, we shall soon see that this is not, in fact, the case.
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New Generation Drawn by Leftist Mexican Cause

radio piece | The growing number of leftist movements in Latin America is attracting a new generation of young American leftists to places like Mexico. They often report for Web-based media outlets. Brad Will, a New Yorker who worked for Indymedia, was killed covering a recent protest in Mexico. more...  0 Comments

Stop Fascist Aggression in the Basque Country!

El Militante | Two new fascist attacks have been reported to the police in Vitoria in the Basque Country. The first attack took place on December 12 at 10:15am in front of the headquarters of the UGT, in the Metalworkers' Federation, when UGT union members, with thirty years experience, attempted to seek refuge from the aggression of an individual of around 30 years of age who had attacked them on the streets as they put up posters. The man was able to gain access to UGT headquarters, with the passivity and then collaboration of the security guard, José Víñas who worked for the security company, Vinsa. He was equally aggressive with the two union members for putting up posters with his photo (Víñas is a known fascist who met regularly with a group of fascists at the UGT headquarters. One fascist was able to gain access to the UGT headquarters and provoke a problem
The aggressor was able to carry out his attack on one of the union members, hitting him repeatedly on the head and the knees with the help of the security guard, who had already been banned from the UGT premises (for previous activities). more...  0 Comments

How Not to Interview Donald Rumsfeld

William Hughes | Cal Thomas is a Right Wing hack, who has shilled for the bloodbath that is the Iraqi War. On Dec. 7, 2006, he interviewed Donald Rumsfeld, the outgoing Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. “BaWa Walters, herself, couldn’t have done a worst job of puffery. No questions were asked by Thomas about U.S. or Iraqi casualties, WMD, or the fact that Rumsfeld has been charged with war crimes. Thomas’ shameless spiel mocks the idea of a Free Press. more...  0 Comments

Rumbo a la movilización mundial por Oaxaca del 22 de diciembre

cml-df | Algunas acciones programadas para el 22 de diciembre en solidaridad con Oaxaca, como parte de la Movilización Mundial por Oaxaca convocada por el EZLN. more...  0 Comments

Chavez creates the Venezuelan United Socialist Party

Prensa Latina | President of the Republic Hugo Chavez announced the creation of the Venezuelan United Socialist Party more...  0 Comments

Christmas Sermon by Margot Kassmann

Margot Kassmann | God's grace changes us. If God gives us orientation, this means overcoming hatred and violence, making the vision of justice into reality. The birth of God's child is like a star in the sky, a light over this world that says: Do not give up, be not discouraged. The misery, hunger and poverty in the world may not be simply swept from the agenda of the rich countries. God wants to activate us. more...  1 Comments

December 16th March Against Police Brutality: Photos

Stanley W. Rogouski | Al Sharpton led a march against police brutality on 5th Avenue. more...  2 Comments

The Need for Civil Unrest in the Case of Sean Bell

Safe Communities | “I'm not afraid to say I'm at war with the pigs.”

-Fred Hampton, Black Panther executed along with Mark Clark by the State

The Death Toll and Prevention

The killing of Sean Bell could have been prevented. His two daughters could have been with their father this Christmas. Laughing, playing, cuddling. Their mom Nicole could have held her husband and not just a ring and a last name. more...  0 Comments

Who Rules Columbia?--Part 8

columbiawatch | If you're interested in finding out more about the hidden history of Columbia University, you might find the following excerpt from NACLA's 1968 pamphlet, "Who Rules Columbia?", of use. more...  0 Comments

NYCLU on Surveillance Cameras: A Critique

SCP typing pool | It pains us to say this – we greatly appreciate and have been inspired by the NYCLU’s efforts, and we have in fact worked with this organization (in 2004 and 2005, we helped train their volunteers to spot and map surveillance cameras, and so we are among the two dozen other names selected for “thanks” in the NYCLU’s new report) – but the absence of really fresh, useful information is not the report’s only failing. more...  1 Comments

America on the Brink of Anarchy

he Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan | Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy. Anarchy is the complete absence of government. It’s a condition of political disorder, violence and lawlessness in the society. We saw signs of it in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict. more...  2 Comments


Lloyd Hart | More troops in Iraq can only and will only lead to the mass genocide of innocent men, women and children. more...  0 Comments

Images: "Shopping for Justice" 5th Ave March

fred askew | Thousands march along 5th ave seeking justice for Sean Bell, Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman.

See Also: Photos by Stanley W. Rogouski | Photos by Antrim Caskey more...  6 Comments

The Occupation Project

Voices for Creative Nonviolence | There is a direct action alternative to going hat in hand and begging your congressional representative to take a stand against funding the war in Iraq. more...  1 Comments

USLAW National Assembly "Beats Back" Immediate Withdrawal Resolution

marat | The delegates beat back attempts by certain elements to push through resolutions that would have restricted USLAW to working only with those supporting “Out Now” positions. This development was seen by many as a strengthening of the most politically mature leadership forces in the group. - Bruce Bostick, People's Weekly World. more...  4 Comments

"Who's the Terrorist" - Palestinian Hip Hop Music Video

repost | "Meen Erhabe" - (Who's the Terrorist) more...  0 Comments

Media Criticism - the bed bug story

Brent Herbert | Media stories about bed bugs are found to be full of disinformation, which is a sign of either lazy reporters not seeking out enough sources, or a disinformation campaign being launched by the chemical lobby which does not want to be blamed for an environmental disaster, such as a plague of pesticide resistant bed bugs. more...  3 Comments


MARKIN | NO TO TROOP ESCALATION! more...  0 Comments

Fifth International Civil Commission on Observance

International Civil Human Rights Watch Commis | Appeal Fifth International Civil Commission on Observance
of Human Rights for the incidents in Oaxaca
Over 500 organizations and individuals across five continents supported the creation of the International Civil Human Rights Watch Commission more...  0 Comments

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