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The Grand masters of Moral Inversion: another case history

TW | The following full-page advertisement appeared on page 42 of the May 14, 1947 edition of the New York Post. It was penned by prominent playwright Ben Hecht, co-chairman of the American League for a Free Palestine. This ad led to a formal complaint from the British government to the Truman administration, objecting to shameless U.S. public campaigns to support certain Jewish criminal undergrounds in Palestine. To British eyes, the line “We are out to raise millions for you” was particularly incriminating. Truman took action on these complaints, whereupon the criminals began attacking US targets as well! more...  0 Comments

Nonviolent Resistance is not Illegal: Human Rights Watch Should Retract Statement on Gaza

International Solidarity Movement | The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) applauds the people of Jabalya for their courageous and effective use of nonviolent resistance, and we express our full solidarity with their actions, which are positive initiatives in the struggle to defend Palestinian rights. We note with disappointment that Human Rights Watch (HRW) chose to condemn these actions, suggesting that they could constitute a "war crime" in a November 22, 2006 press release entitled, “OPT: Civilians Must Not Be Used to Shield Homes Against Military Attacks.” HRW’s press release is factually, legally, and morally flawed.
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INCITE! Color of Violence event 12/7

South End Press | Join INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence to launch their new book, Color of Violence. Speaking will be Andrea Smith, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Patricia Allard, Sista II Sista, Una Aya Osato, and Andrea Ritchie December 7 at 7pm.
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Islam for dummies

Paul Werner | The library of the prestigious Institute of the Arab World in Paris is threatened by knee-jerk reorganization more...  0 Comments

Mexico Roundup: Repression in Oaxaca and the Coup d’Etat in Mexico City

compiled by nyc imcista | PFP expanding operations to towns surrounding Oaxaca City: The Federal Preventative Police is expanding its operations, deaths and dissapearances mount.

Mexico: A Powder Keg:On the walls of La Realidad, the base-village of the Zapatista movement deep in the Lacandona jungle, the paintings of Emilio Zapata, Che Guevara and Subcommandante Marcos have faded over the last three years.

Mexican government squash the popular movement in Oaxaca [es]: Human rights repression in Oaxaca

Killing in Oaxaca, a dispatch from a friend's daughter: This day will go down in local history as the most intense fighting of the movement so far. Perhaps it will go down in national history as a battle of the revolution.

Rights activists held in prisons in Oaxaca:Alberto Cilia Ocampo, a thin 21-year-old university student and regional chess champion from Mexico City, came to Oaxaca to document cases of forced disappearances and other human rights violations on Monday. Little did he know that within hours of his arrival, he would become the next case.

A Look at the Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca-Ricardo Flores Magón (CIPO-RFM): The Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca-Ricardo Flores Magón (CIPO-RFM) is a social and democratic organization formed by 26 indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico, comprised of about 2,000 members. They follow libertarian and indigenous ways and customs. The CIPO-RFM is a grassroots movement whose members work in their communities in the defense of human rights, on communal projects and environmental conservation, and in the provision of basic social needs. more...  2 Comments

An opportunity for the peace movement

Jack A. Smith | Neither the impending report from the Iraq Study Group nor the Democratic-controlled Congress are about to call for an end to the Iraq war. The peace movement has its work cut out for it. more...  2 Comments

Situation in Venezuela is again critical

Alan Woods | "December 3, 2006 will remain in history painted red." (Hugo Chávez)

Marx pointed out that the revolution needs the whip of the counterrevolution. After the big opposition rally on Saturday, the supporters of Hugo Chávez responded massively last Sunday with the biggest demonstration since the start of the Bolivarian Revolution. It was possibly the biggest demonstration in the history of Venezuela. The left wing website Aporrea referred to "the red tsunami". Up to two million Chavistas, in a sea of red, poured onto the streets and filled the Avenida Bolívar - and the whole of Caracas ‑ where Chávez was to deliver his final speech of the election campaign.
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Speak Out About Noor Khan!

Daithí | It is most important that we demand answers in the case of Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan.
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Instructions for an Insurrection!

SI, c/o Hans Arp, Postleft Office | If it seems somewhat absurd to talk of revolution, this is obviously because the organized revolutionary movement has long since disappeared from the modern countries where the possibilities of a decisive social transformation are concentrated. But all the alternatives are even more absurd, since they imply accepting the existing order in one way or another. more...  2 Comments

Exporting Values: On the Religious Aspect of the US War

Oliver Weidermann | When the institutions fail in the struggle for the good, a superhero arises out of the American people who can wage the just battle without regard for laws and institutions.. Does George W. Bush understand himself as the incarnation of this American myth? more...  0 Comments

Noam Chomsky & Gilbert Achcar's New Book – "Perilous Power"

Stephen Lendman | AN ACCOUNT OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S DISASTROUS POLICIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST more...  0 Comments

The "Gaza-Solution" and the Ongoing War on Islam

By Mike Whitney (in Aljazeerah) |  http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20editorials/2006%20Opinion%20Editorials/November/29%20o/The%20Gaza-Solution%20and%20the%20Ongoing%20War%20on%20Islam%20By%20Mike%20Whitney.htm more...  0 Comments

A Look at the Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca-Ricardo Flores Magón (CIPO-RFM)

Diana, c/o Hans Arp, Postleft Office | The Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca-Ricardo Flores Magón (CIPO-RFM) is a social and democratic organization formed by 26 indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico, comprised of about 2,000 members. They follow libertarian and indigenous ways and customs. The CIPO-RFM is a grassroots movement whose members work in their communities in the defense of human rights, on communal projects and environmental conservation, and in the provision of basic social needs. more...  0 Comments

Turning Out The Lights

Janet C. Phelan | A oem about 9/11 more...  0 Comments

"We are now aware that we are an empire"

Mark Hertsgaard | One of our weaknesses as an empire is that we are able to force our culture on others; the weakness is that we do not have any input from them. more...  0 Comments

"No Blood For Oil" in the Time Life Center

kilroy | Another "No Blood For Oil" guerilla action took place on Tuesday, November 28th, at the Time Life Center in midtown Manhattan. Video available more...  2 Comments

In Support of the People of Oaxaca

Kellen Kass, c/o Hans Arp, Postleft Office | Aside from small aspiring states such as the Marxist-Leninist Mexican Communist Party, there are other politicians in the midst of the APPO. One of the spokespeople of the APPO, the media-darling and crass opportunist Flavio Sosa, was a part of Vicente Fox’s election campaign in 2000 through his organization the New Left of Oaxaca. Sosa has also been actively involved in the PRI splinter-party the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) for years, a party he actually quit in order to be involved in the APPO. It should be pretty obvious that Sosa is a political opportunist who moves from one group to the next in hopes of carving out some kind of position for himself. more...  0 Comments

OJ and Dubya: Both in Denial, Both Unrepentant

William Hughes | O.J. Simpson and George W. Bush have a lot in common. They are both unrepentant wrongdoers, who are in denial about their outrageous conduct. Thankfully, OJ’s book escapade was foiled by outraged public opinion. Bush, and his cohort, VP Dick Cheney, however, intend to “stay the course” in Iraq and maybe attack Iran. Only the U.S. Congress can stopped the duo. Impeachment is Constitutionally mandated. Will Congress do its duty? more...  0 Comments

Bush visits Middle East to intensify Iraq war

James Cogan | The thrust of today’s talks in Jordan between George Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is clear in advance. Bush, accompanied by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, will insist that the Iraqi leader bow down to US demands for a bloody crackdown against the largest faction in his own government, the anti-occupation Sadrist movement headed by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and its Mahdi Army militia. An unnamed senior US official bluntly told the New York Times: “It’s decision time and everybody knows it.” more...  0 Comments

Editorial Cartoons: It's going to be a New Day with the New Democratic Majority!

Mike Flugennock | Like Charlie Brown attempting to kick Lucy's daintily-held football, Amerika's Pwogwessive voters came charging up, expecting to slam it clear into next week, but instead found themselves kicking air and landing on their asses. more...  0 Comments

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