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Frances Fox Piven's "Challenging Authority"

Stephen Lendman | Advancing disruptive social protests for change. more...  0 Comments

Disturbing Stirrings - Ratcheting Up For War On Iran

Stephen Lendman | Worrisome signs resurfacing. more...  0 Comments

Conscientious Objector Status—Who Should Decide?

Kenneth Clairmont | It is a fallacious and legalistic straw man ploy for any society or organization (such as the Department of Defense) to arrogate, as definition, that an individual must oppose “all” war on religious or ethical grounds to be considered a “conscientious objector”. Simply to be “conscientious” means to act from one’s “own” conscience—not from the collective hearsay of any particular group or on legalistic grounds of some corporate presumption. The individual conscience is the moral compass of conscientious authority. more...  0 Comments

BLACKWATER MAKES COMEBACK

Thomas Riggins | US rehires Blackwater making a mockery of international and Congressional outrage over its activities. more...  0 Comments

Kalagayan ng Paggawa at ng mga Manggagawa sa US

AJLPP-USA | Habang maraming kilos protesta ang naganap at libu-ibong mangagawa at imigrante ang lumabas sa buong Estados Unidos sa Araw ngPagawa, Mayo 1,2008, mahalagang suriin ang kalagayan ng paggawa sa Amerika. Kaugnay ito ng nagaganp sa krisis sa kabuhayan at pagdarahop dulot ng natural na krisis ng kapitalismo, sa harap ng lumulubhang gyera sa Iraq at resesyon sa Amerika.

Nagpag-alaman ng CDIR-USA ayon sa mga estastika ng Paggawa sa Estados Unidos, ang lakas paggawa sa US ay may 131 milyong manggagawa. Ngunit 14% ng manggagawa sa US ay nasa unyon. Ang nakakalungkot, lubha ng mallit ang unyonisadong mangagaw, hati-hati pa ang mga pangunahing unyon sa Amerika,

Nahati ang AFL-CIO sa dalawa- ang AFL-CIO at ang Change to Win Coalition na pinangungunahan ngayon ng SIEU- International. Ngayon ang SEIU-International ay katunggali ng UHW-West na may pinakamalaking kasapian sa West Coast. Ang nakakalungkot ang mga unyon ay nagiging bahagin lamang ng dalawang pampartidong pampulitika -ang Democrats at mga Republicans lalo na ngayong eleksyong presidensyal ng 2008.

Suliranin sa Paggawa-Kalagayan ng Paggawa, Mapanganib sa Manggagawa

Ayon sa ulat ng paggawa sa U.S- may 10 milyong manggagawa ang nasaktan noong 2005 habang nagtratrabaho. Bawat araw. May 9,000 manggagawa ang nasasaktan sa trabaho. Bawat araw. 16 na manggagawa ang mamatay habang nagtratrabaho.

Bawat araw, may 137 manggagawa ang namamatay sa sakit dahil sa trabaho. Noong 2001, 5.2 milyong manggagawa ang nasaktan, 5,900 ang namatay dahil sa malubhang pinsala at mula 50,000-60,000 ang namamatay sa sakit dahil sa pagtratrabaho.

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War Is Commonsense

sd | Today's commonsense is tomorrow's absurdity. more...  0 Comments

Ramzy Baroud's "The Second Palestinian Intifada"

Stephen Lendman | The agony continues more...  2 Comments

May Day revival on three fronts: labor, immigrant, and antiwar

AJLPP-USA | What started on May 1, 2006 as some of the largest political demonstrations in U.S. history for immigrants' rights have in 2008 brought together three fronts -- labor, immigrant, and antiwar -- in one struggle for peace and social justice.

The work stoppage at all 29 West Coast ports on May 1, 2008 by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) was an historic turning point for the U.S. labor movement. For the first time in more than seventy years, a major U.S. trade union led marches and a system-wide strike on May Day. And for the first time ever, it was not for economistic reasons, but for the political demand to end the disastrous and debilitating U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The work stoppage by 25,000 dockworkers idled towering cranes and closed ports from Seattle to San Diego. Truckers refused to cross picket lines. The backlogged ports handle the steady stream of manufactured goods from off-shored factories in Asia in the new globalized economy.

Until recently, organized trade unions have been reluctant to reclaim May Day as International Workers' Day in the United States. Labor bureaucrats affiliated with the AFL-CIO and Change to Win have declined to support May Day actions because of their collaboration with corporate management in brokering labor contracts. Despite this, individual union locals have begun to support the ILWU and immigrant rights demonstrations on the first day of May.

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Jewish 'Schlockettes' Denounce Zionism At Radio City Israel Gala

No Time To Celebrate NYC | A small group of anti-Zionist Jews calling themselves "Schlockettes" and their giant Handala puppet provoked stares, anger and intense conversations at Israel's 60th Anniversary Celebration at Radio City Music Hall last night with a high-kicking musical protest. The group of fifteen sang, danced and performed a cheerleading routine in front and at times in the midst of crowds of attendees waiting in line to enter the event while across the street a separate Palestinian solidarity rally was held. The event was the beginning of two weeks of events through out New York City that Jewish activists have pledged to disrupt under the banner of "It's No Time To Celebrate." more...  2 Comments

MMIGRANTS/ WORKERS UNITED MARCH-RALLY ON MAY 1st IN LA

AJLPP-USA | For the third year in a row. more or less 30,000 marchers from three major immigrant /workers groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants, a stop on ICE raids and deportations and to commemorate International Workers Day.

The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets and the LAPD have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and 10,000 by the LAPD or as high as 30,000 from NPR radio or 50,000 by the LA Spanish Daily La Opinion.

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Remember Corregidor, Heighten the Struggle for Equity and Justice, Fight Racism

AJLPP-USA | On May 6, 1942, after enduring one month of siege, air and artillery bombardment by the Japanese, the island fortress of Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese Imperial Army..

With the surrender of Corregidor, General Jonathan Wainright, USAFEE Chief was forced to formally surrendered the whole Philippines. With the fall of the Philippines, organized armed resistance by the USAFFE forces in the Philippines ceased to exist. The formal occupation of the Philippines by the Japanese Imperial forces for the next three years begun.

But, the Filipino guerilla resistance became very much alive. Independent guerilla forces started in earnest. The guerilla forces in Northern Luzon led by General Guillermo Nakar in Isabela and the HUKBALAHAP in Central Luzon started even before the fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942.

For the next three years, Filipino guerillas led by able Filipino leaders or by American officers never let the Japanese have peace of mind in occupying the Philippines. They held the line and even liberated areas even before American forces landed in the Philippines. more...  0 Comments

May Day: on the current conditions of the struggle of the Palestinian working c

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine | On May 1 of every year, the Palestinian working class marches in its struggle for national liberation. Today, the Palestinian working class, an integral part of the working class of the world, stands steadfast in its struggle for freedom - despite living under siege and occupation, deprived of all rights, including the right to work and the right to seek employment.
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“Hunger riots”, it's the struggle of the proletariat!

GCI |  http://www.geocities.com/icgcikg/leaflets/hungerriots.htm more...  0 Comments

Remember Corregidor, Heighten the Struggle for Equity and Justice, Fight Racism

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) | On May 6, 1942, after enduring one month of siege, air and artillery bombardment by the Japanese, the island fortress of Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese Imperial Army..

With the surrender of Corregidor, General Jonathan Wainright, USAFEE Chief was forced to formally surrendered the whole Philippines. With the fall of the Philippines, organized armed resistance by the USAFFE forces in the Philippines ceased to exist. The formal occupation of the Philippines by the Japanese Imperial forces for the next three years begun.

But, the Filipino guerilla resistance became very much alive. Independent guerilla forces started in earnest. The guerilla forces in Northern Luzon led by General Guillermo Nakar in Isabela and the HUKBALAHAP in Central Luzon started even before the fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942 more...  0 Comments

Indigenous Struggles in Asia-Pacific & U.S. Occupation

San Patricios | Dulphing Ogan, an indigenous leader of the Blaan people from Saragani Province, Mindinao, Philippines will speak
on large-scale mining plunder, human rights, right to self-determination in Philippines.
Jesse Lokahi Heiwa, Hawai’I Solidarity Committee will give an update of continuing struggle for self-determination in
Hawaii. more...  0 Comments

Anarchist Forum: "The Civil Resistance in Iraq" Tues., May 13, 7pm

Anarchist Forum | Award-winning journalist and World War 4 Report editor Bill Weinberg will present a video and discussion on the Iraq Freedom Congress (IFC), a new alliance of trade unions, women's organizations, neighborhood assemblies and student groups opposed to both the US occupation and the sectarian militias. more...  0 Comments

Sixty Years of Palestinian Displacement, Occupation and Suffering

Stephen Lendman | On May 14, remember the Nakba. more...  0 Comments

MAY 1st IMMIGRANT/WORKERS RIGHTS US -WIDE ACTIONS , A SUCCESS

AJLPP-USA | Massive mass actions for May 1 that were held in major U.S. cities was a resounding success.

In scores of major cities like Los Angeles (30,000), Seattle, WA
(6,000)San Francisco,( 10,000) New York, (10,000) . and Chicago (50,000), Filipino Americans immigrants and advocates joined up with their Latino immigrant allies to demand full rights and legalization for immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and workers rights during May 1 International Workers Day.

Arturo P. Garcia, CDIR and AJLPP deputy national coordinator said: “while the bourgeois media tends to praise the police for “good behavior” and chide the rallyist for supposed the low-turn-out, immigrant groups were satisfied with the unity shown at the rally.

For the third year in a row, after the repeal of the infamous HR 4437, the need for a comprehensive immigration reform and a pathways to citizenship was again thrust into the limelight and the national stage. It clearly shows the immigrant rights movement is alive and kicking, more united and consolidated.” Garcia more...  0 Comments

Maoist China foreign policy: 1970s and 1980s

Nigel Harris | The Mandate of Heaven (Excerpt). A detailed account of Maoist Chinese foreign policy is beyond the scope of this article, but some examples will illustrate the central thesis: that China’s foreign policy is in no way different from that of other world powers. The Three-Worlds Theory was used to justify Chinese alliances with right-wing reactionary governments during the 1970s and 1980s. more...  0 Comments

Warning of the American Friend

Armin Pfahl Traughber | What primarily motivates US foreign policy-economic interests or a religious mission consciousness? A special world view is added to the economic interests. In this perspective, economic liberalism brings political freedom. Both together lead to peace which strengthens free trade=in everyone's interest. more...  0 Comments

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