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Iran has held 27 elections since the 1979 Revolution...

Khody Akhavi | "Iran has held 27 elections since the 1979 Revolution, and Iranians participate in them, sometimes to a greater extent than U.S. citizens who vote in U.S. elections. Fifty-five percent of eligible voters turned out for the 2004 presidential election, the highest turnout in 36 years. Iran reported a 60 percent turnout in 2006 elections for local councils and the powerful Assembly of Experts, in which Ahmadinejad's allies suffered a crushing defeat after a majority of seats went to reformists and conservatives opposing him." more...  3 Comments

Special Report: A city under siege

Patrick Cockburn | "Every day 20 children die here," said one. "Seven in this very room."

The doctors said that they were tending their patients as best they could. "The Americans provide us with nothing," said one mother who was cradling a child. "They bring us only destruction." more...  0 Comments

Going Bankrupt: The US's Greatest Threat

Chalmers Johnson | The military adventurers of the George W Bush administration have much in common with the corporate leaders of the defunct energy company Enron. The Bush administration puts off these costs for future generations to pay or repudiate. more...  1 Comments

War and Peace: Bush in the Middle East

Rainer Rupp | If truth is the first casualty of war, language, community, public spirit and mutual trust are the next victims. Normalization of war and militarization of foreign policy are evils that make the state of our nation into a nightmare, a squandered promise. The leader of the race to the bottom is the purveyor of double standards and doublespeak. more...  0 Comments

Think Peace DVD

pumpkinhead | Where were you on February 15, 2003? New film looks at modern day Peace Movement. more...  0 Comments

SDS Days of Action Against the Iraq War

sds march 20 | Press release outlining the call to action from chapters of Students for a Democratic Society for mass student protests on the fifth anniversary of the war on Iraq. more...  0 Comments

Are We Voting for Change?

Debbie Lewis | Do we really want change on Capitol Hill? We say we do, so why aren’t we looking for it? more...  1 Comments

Palestinians pour into Egypt after Rafah border wall destroyed

Ma'an News Agency | Gaza – Ma'an – Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been crossing into Egypt on Wendesday after Palestinian fighters destroyed a portion of the border wall between Egypt and the Gaza Strip using explosives more...  0 Comments

Film screened at Leviev NY on Palestinian village protesting Leviev's settlement

Adalah-NY | Twenty-five New York protesters and dozens of Madison Avenue passers-by braved sub-freezing temperatures Monday evening to watch the award winning documentary “Bil’in My Love” on the sidewalk 20 feet from the Madison Avenue jewelry store of Israeli diamond magnate Lev Leviev. more...  3 Comments

February 1st-Voices for Civil Disobedience

march in dc | This March 19th, in Washington D.C. a coalition of organizations is planning for a day of non-violent civil disobedience. Thousands will gather to work toward putting a halt to the war machine. Join us on Feb. 1 for a discussion on how to get involved. more...  1 Comments

WBAI Dr. King Holiday schedule of programming

Don DeBar | Special programming showing the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King will be aired all day on Monday, January 21, beginning at 7am. Dr. King's life and work consisted of more than just a dream - he left behind an example of action that is sorely needed today. Tune in! more...  0 Comments

Vietnam Comparisons

Peter Muhlbauer | Nixon was elected in 1968 because he loudly broadcast he had a "secret plan" to end the war in Vietnam. He knew the war could not be won any more but together with Kissinger delayed the withdrawal for six years to achieve an "honorable" peace. more...  0 Comments

Milton Wolff, 92, Dies; Anti-Franco leader

Douglas Martin | Milton Wolff, the last commander of the American volunteers who fought against Franco. more...  0 Comments

A letter from Guantánamo (by al-Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj)

Andy Worthington | Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, tells the story of imprisoned al-Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj, and reproduces the text of a recently declassified letter from Guantánamo. more...  0 Comments

How the Pentagon Planted a False Story

Gareth Porter | The decision to treat the Jan. 6 incident as evidence of an Iranian threat reveals a chasm between the interests of political officials in Washington and Navy officials in the Gulf. Asked whether the Navy's reporting of the episode was distorted by Pentagon officials, Cmdr. Robertson of 5th Fleet Public Affairs would not comment directly. But she said, "There is a different perspective over there." more...  0 Comments

Using Bhutto for Imperial Gain

Stephen Lendman | Bhutto killed for imperial gain more...  15 Comments

Campaign Targets Military Testing in High Schools

Pat Elder | Act Now to Protect Privacy of High School Students in Your Community! more...  0 Comments

1/17: Screening of "Cocalero" w/ special guest, the Ambassador of Bolivia

Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY | Come watch a film on Evo Morales' rise to power as the first indigenous president of Bolivia - and the first indigenous president in the Americas - followed by a discussion with the Ambassador of Bolivia. This event will take place on Thursday, January 17th at 7 PM at the Venezuelan Consulate, located at 7 East 51st Street, between 5th Ave. and Madison Ave. in midtown Manhattan (across from St. Patrick's Cathedral). The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. This event will be fully bilingual. more...  0 Comments

Correcting reports, Oxfam says no support from Leviev, condemns settlements

Adalah-NY | Adalah-NY spokesperson Ethan Heitner commented, "We are unable to explain why articles praising Leviev and touting his charitable contributions, including an article on the news site of an organization he heads, claimed a link with Oxfam which Oxfam has now verified doesn't exist. We are gratified that Oxfam has reiterated its longstanding opposition to Israeli settlement construction and refusal to accept donations from businesses like Leviev's that are involved in violations of international law." more...  0 Comments

Picket line protests repression of striking miners in Cananea, Mexico

Internationalist Group | NEW YORK, 12 January -- The attack by over 800 state and federal police and Mexican army soldiers, aimed at dislodging striking miners from Cananea (Sonora state), was answered with a protest picket in New York. In front of the Mexican consulate, some 20 demonstrators proclaimed their solidarity with the mineworkers, who have been on strike since July 30 against terrible safety conditions at the Cananea complex and against government attacks on the workers. more...  4 Comments

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