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Now there’s blood even in your bananas

KMU | Be careful when you peel open your fresh bananas from the Philippines – it’s oozing with blood. more...  0 Comments

Walden Bello, Akbayan using extra-judicial killings to boost election aspirations

KMU | The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) condemns the exploitation of the ongoing bloodbath in the Philippines by Walden Bello and Akbayan in order to win seats in the upcoming elections. more...  1 Comments

Alberta oil sands and nuclear energy surge: outrageous proposals

Joan Russow | The Alberta oil sands have been proclaimed as the greatest greenhouse gas producer in Canada. Now there are two outrageous proposals to quintuple the supply for US greed and consumption and to address the climate change issue by using nuclear power to fuel the oil sands production.

More stories on the Environment: Earth First Enemy, Pacific Lumber Co. files bankruptcy | Global Warming in North Central US | Earth is Losing its Ability to Absorb CO2? | Global Warming: Here Are the Hard Facts | Climate Change: Rising Seas creates 70,000 Climate Refugees more...  0 Comments

City Cannot Keep Materials from Republican National Convention Secret, Federal Court Rules

NYCLU | In a sweeping decision, federal judge James C. Francis IV ruled that the
NYCLU is free to make public extensive NYPD documents, deposition
testimony, and videotapes about all aspects of the Convention, including
mass arrests, conditions at Pier 57, and various policies deployed by
the Department during the Convention. more...  1 Comments

Next Fair Food NYC Planning Meeting

FF NYC | Bring your ideas and energy, as we begin a new year of campaigning in solidarity with the farmworkers in Immokalee. more...  0 Comments

Why capitalists support the war

The Worker's International Leauge | To put it simply, they want to maximize their profits at the expense of the vast majority. This requires access to raw materials, markets, and cheap labor, not to mention juicy government contracts with built-in profits. But don't take our word for it. Here's what the representatives and defenders of U.S. capitalism have had to say about it over the years:

"War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses...

"It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism."

- USMC General Smedley Butler, 1933 more...  0 Comments

Radical Environmental Conference: MA, 4/6-4/8

DGR Committee | Deep Green Resistance: Confronting Industrial Culture

A Radical Environmental Conference
April 6-8, 2007
Deerfield, MA more...  0 Comments

New Orleans Tenants Face Eviction by Unnatural Causes Right Now!

Tommy SP-NYC | A friend of mine called last night from New Orleans; he and several other people are occupying apartments in the St. Bernard Housing Development, which the Housing Authority of New Orleans plans to demolish and redevelop, leaving thousands of tenants homeless. The city of New Orleans plans to get an injunction against the residents returning to their apartments, as well as against the occupation, as early as tomorrow. The folks inside suggested an email/phone campaign to bring the occupation and the demands of the occupiers to light. For background, you can go to
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The Growth Spiral

Hans Christoph Binswanger | Infinite economic growth in a finite world is impossible. Growth in justice, opportunity and environmental caring require identifying blind spots and abaondoning myths. Economists must learn to subtract. The state must control the market so everybody shares in wealth and increased productivity. In his 1969 bok, Prof. Binswanger showed that unemployment, destruction of the environment and trade imablances can only be solved by breaking out of the system and emphasizing qualitative growth. more...  0 Comments

Indypendent Open House, Tuesday Jan. 23rd., 7 pm,

Indy | Built by volunteer journalists, artists and activists, The Indypendent is now in its seventh year and still thriving on the energy and dedication of its volunteer writers, editors, photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. To find out more about how to get involved, come to our Winter Open House on Tuesday Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at our office on 4 W. 43rd St., Suite 311. We will have lots of food, drink, Q & A discussion and a screening of a short film about The Indypendent by NYC Indymedia videographer Amy Wolf. || || Community Reporting Workshops || The Indy Sweeps the Ippies || Where I Can Find The Indypendent || "There isn't a better place to develop a love of journalism." || Most Recent Issue more...  0 Comments

AJLPP Support The Petition to the Supreme Court To Declare VFA unconstitutional

AJLPP-USA | The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) –USA wholeheartedly support the call of nationalist and progressive Filipinos led by Former Senate president Jovito Salonga, former Senator Wigberto Tañada, retired Court of Appeals associate justice Jose de la Rama; and lawyers Emilio Capulong, Harry Roque, and Florin Hilbay to declare as unconstitutional the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) for allegedly creating a "privileged class among criminals more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Monday Night: Fidel; When the Levees Broke; GI Movement Against the Vietnam War

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, January 22, 2007, 7pm – Midnight EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
or streaming live at
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2 anarchists still on hunger strike (Tarasio Zadarozni & Gerasimos Kyriakopoulos)

imc athens | ATHENS, GREECE: STATE REPRESSION more...  0 Comments

Community Unites to face cold, wage slavery

Worker Freedom | Despite the below-freezing wind chill and icy patches on the ground, New Yorkers showed yet another display of endurance as more than 50 people converged in Brooklyn to demand an end to Handyfat Trading Co.’s union-busting activities. In early January, Handyfat management illegally fired nine workers for union activity, despite the company’s claims they were fired because of their immigration status. more...  0 Comments

People's Peace Conference - New Jersey, Leading the Way

Erik-Anders Nilsson | Officially titled “The U.S. War in Iraq & Our Communities. Breaking the Silence: The Grassroots Speak”, hundreds and hundreds of peace and justice activists of all ages and colors came out in the bitter Jersey cold to attend the all day peace conference and workshops organized by longtime Newark activist Larry Hamm and his organization, People’s Organization For Progress.
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Bolivia: one year into the Morales government

Jorge Martin | Popular assembly in Cochabamba on January 16

On Tuesday, January 16th, a massive cabildo abierto (popular assembly) in Cochabamba, Bolivia's third largest city, decided to remove the prefecto (regional governor) and forced the consejeros departamentales (regional councillors) to install a people's prefecture. In doing so the masses, who have been on the streets since the beginning of the year, went over the heads of MAS aligned leaders of many of the peasant and trade union organisations and directly against the advice of the MAS government which recommended calm, negotiation and keeping everything within the legal framework.

This was the highest point of a developing mass movement for the resignation of the prefectos of La Paz and Cochabamba who have sided with the opposition prefectos of Santa Cruz, Beni, Pando and Tarija (the lowlands crescent of Bolivia) in their struggle for autonomy from the MAS national government and to defend their right of veto in the Constituent Assembly. more...  0 Comments

Lt. Gen. William E. Odom: A Cassandra for Our Times

William Hughes | The Bush-Cheney Gang’s immoral and illegal war in Iraq “hugely advances” the interest of Al Qaeda and Iran. “No American interests” are served by that conflict, according to Lt. Gen. William E. Odom, USA, Rtd. The longer U.S. forces remain in Iraq, he said, “the worse it will get.” He added: “Staying the course makes no sense.” Leaving Iraq now, Gen. Odom insisted, “is the only way to recover from the greatest strategic mistake in American history.” more...  4 Comments

AJLPP: GMA caused people's widespread cynicism and Fatigue of People Power 1 and 2 in RP

AJLPP-NY | On January 20, 2001, the people of the Philippines overthrew President Joseph Estrada and installed Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Six years after the EDSA 2 uprising that toppled President Joseph Estrada.

AJLPP-USA a group in the US working for a just and lasting peace laments that the political situation turned to worse for the Filipinos. AJLPP condemns the continued political killings in the Philippines.More than 800 persons had been killed by "death squads of the military" since 2001.

AJLPP also scores the US-Arroyo's intrasigence in promoting peace negoatiations between the NDFP and the GRP. The peace talks had been stalled since 2002. more...  0 Comments

Indypendent Open House Tuesday, Jan 23rd., 7pm

Indy | Date and Time: Tuesday, Jan 23rd, 7pm

Location: 4 W 43rd St, between 5th and 6th Ave.
Ste. 311 more...  4 Comments

Democrat Agenda Omissions

Stephen Lendman | Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust. more...  0 Comments

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