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Iraq Study Group Calls for Stay-the-Course Lite: Now What?

IMCista | The bi-partisan Iraq Study Group released its long-awaited report on the war earlier today. While critical of the war’s handling, this collection of recycled Inside-the-Beltway power brokers basically called for more of the same—more advisors, more war and no timetable for withdrawal and certainly no reparations to the Iraqi people for destroying their country. So, now what? United for Peace & Justice, the nation's largest antiwar coalition, is calling for a national mobilization in Washington, D.C. on January 27. Is that enough? What more should the antiwar movement be doing? || Iraq Study Group Report || Jan. 27 March on Washington Seeking One More Chance to “Succeed” || Support the GI Movement to End the War || The Iraq War Grinds On || Dennis Kucinich: Defund the War || more...  0 Comments

Protesting Colin Powell’s Deception

William Hughes | One of the principal co-conspirators in selling the Iraqi War was Colin Powell, the ex-U.S. Secretary of State. Few will ever forget his deception-filled speech before the UN, on Feb. 5, 2003, which helped launched the Neocon-inspired conflict. His own aide, Col. Lawrence Wilkinson, called it “a hoax on the American people.” Powell was in Baltimore on Dec. 5, 2006, to give a talk. Activists, led by the “Citizens for Peace” group, protested his gig. more...  0 Comments


block the empire | At least 100 anti-war protesters gathered in
the freezing rain this past Friday for a "manif-action" against war and
Canadian imperialism. The action was organized by the Comité des
sans-emploi-Montreal Centre -- an anti-poverty group -- and was supported by
Block the Empire-Montreal, an anti-war, anti-imperialist direct action
collective. more...  0 Comments

Report-back from the First Puerto Rico Social Forum

NYC Delegation Steering Committee | The First Puerto Rico Social Forum was a great success! Now it's time to start building a delegation towards the next one, and to mobilize our community towards the upcoming U.S. Social Forum. Come hear the NYC Delegations' experiences and evaluation of the PRSF, and make sure to spread the word far and wide!
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6pm at Swayduck Auditorium of The New School
65 5th Avenue
YOU MUST HAVE AN I.D. TO ENTER! more...  0 Comments

Point People Needed for Oaxaca Solidarity

mollie | We need press contact people from several different areas across the nation to help put pressure on the mainstream media to tell the story of Oaxaca accurately. more...  0 Comments

APPO comunique: Flavio Sosa's Arrest and the state's systematic cleansing of Social Movements

luna | APPO them against us. they have armies, repression, terror we have unity, organisation, solidarity and hope. Movilise! more...  0 Comments

Video and audio from Midwest Socialist Conference

Traprock Peace Center | Discussions on venezuela, Iraq, the antiwar movement, theories of imperialism, the elections and more. more...  0 Comments

Another Bloodbath in Lebanon?

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Doing Afghanistan - the Dutch Way

bracewell | The Dutch went into Uruzgan expecting the same kind of bloody welcome that Canadians have found in Kandahar. But the bloodbath never happened.

This past week, the first four-month rotation of Dutch troops started to leave Uruzgan after having completed 400 patrols, established two forward bases and started the slow work of building roads, bridges, schools, and clinics — all without a single soldier killed in action, and just two injuries from hostile forces.
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Protest WEDNESDAY: Justice for Sean Bell! 4:30 @ 1 Police Plaza

Modern Pitung | A call to action has been issued for a citywide demonstration in protest of the NYPD murder of Sean Bell and continued police harassment and brutality in the communities of color in New York. Text of call follows.
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Washington Seeks Stronger Ties with Latin American Militaries

Cyril Mychalejko, | President Bush, concerned by Washington’s waning influence in Latin America as well as the current leftist shift in many of the region’s capitals, signed a waiver on Oct. 2 that authorizes the U.S. military to resume certain types of training to a number of militaries in the region. more...  0 Comments


Islamic Community Net | Islamic Community Net has identified many errors and omissions in the new "Homeland Security" US naturalization citizenship exam which is to be inflicted next year on those unfortunate foreigners who take the exam. more...  0 Comments

Ward Churchill to Speak in NYC | Indiginist Scholar, Activist and Professor Ward Churchill will be making a historic and rare appearance at the New School in lower Manhattan on Monday December 11th. Mr. Churchill will address the ongoing attempts to erase indigenous history in a talk titled "Sterilizing History: The Fabrication of 'InnocentAmericans'". Do not miss this historic and groundbreaking evening! more...  8 Comments

"The Empire in Africa" Documentary Screens This Week at Cinema Village Sets Record Straight on Blood Diamonds

Cinema Libre Studios | Hollywood loves a good action film. “Blood Diamond,” set in Sierra Leone during the civil war in the 1990s, is already generating Oscar buzz. But the film, like most of the international media, fails to reveal the true reasons behind the decade long civil war. “The Empire In Africa,” hopes to set the record straight when it opens in theatres on December 8 in New York, Los Angeles and Madison, WI. more...  0 Comments

The Marla Ruzicka Story -- The *Real* Story

by Christian Parenti | No one who was a threat -- let alone any real threat -- to the U.S. imperialist war machine would ever be gushingly and pervasively celebrated by it, the President, the Congress, imperialist politicians, and the military, no less, as well as the political establishment's corporate media. Marla Ruzicka -- even posing for pictures on top of tanks and in group hugs with gun-posing American soldiers, let alone using the war and exploiting the misery of the Iraqi people to parlay that into a hoped-for lucrative cushy position inside the Pentagon or State Department, feathering her nest and her new career with military-industrial complex money (yet still a pittance of that spent on the bombs of war) -- served as a willing PR front for that machine. Furthermore, she was willing to collect and *give* that information directly to the US *military*, providing it with, in effect, valuable intelligence on the Iraqi people (how many males and females of which ages, including possible fighting age, in each family, and what their resources and professional/community positions were, perhaps a community critic of the US war, maybe an intellectual, a journalist, a teacher, or a doctor/nurse who could patch up Iraqi wounded resistace fighters, and who in each family might have gotten shot -- perhaps a resistance member? -- by the US military) under the guise of humanitarian relief. Here is what progressive journalist Christian Parenti had to say about the darling of the U.S. imperialist military machine: more...  1 Comments

Israeli Terror: The Checkpoint Generation

Amira Hass | The truth is that even the soldiers' parents should not be interested in these explanations. They should, however, be very worried about their country sending their sons and daughters on an apartheid mission: to restrict Palestinian mobility within the occupied territory, to narrow the Palestinian expanse in order to enable Jews to move freely within that same occupied territory and in order to increase their expanse within it. In order to carry out this mission in full, facing the natives, the soldiers must feel and act like "superiors."
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Updates and alerts on Venezuelan elections

Cort Greene | HOV and Portland Indymedia are good sources to keep abreast of todays election more...  0 Comments

CrimethInc: Seattle, Seven Years Later

CrimethInc. | Here follows a selection from the afterword of "N30: A Memoir and Analysis", which briefly addresses the successes and failures of the “Seattle model” of struggle and the extent to which it remains relevant today. more...  2 Comments

The Bush Disaster Diplomacy: Middle East Meltdown

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