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Enjoy a Happy Hour While Supporting Microfinance & Fighting Global Poverty

PlaNet Finance US | PlaNet Finance US is organizing its first Global Happy Hour to support microfinance and the fight against global poverty.
When? Wednesday, June 25th - From 7pm to 11:30pm
Where? Katra (217 Bowery Street - New York, NY - 10002)
What? 15% of all proceeds go to PlaNet Finance projects - 2 drinks for 1 from 7 to 8pm. more...  0 Comments

Conflicted on the vets

Rodel Rodis | There is an inherent conflict in writing a weekly opinion column, as I have done for the last 20 years, and in being an elected public official in San Francisco, as I have been for the last 17 years. It is an occupational hazard that from time to time, I have expressed opinions which offended certain individuals who happen to be San Francisco voters. Most recently I wrote two columns about the need for the Filipino community to express our unequivocal support for the Filipino veterans equity bill, S.1315, which passed the U.S. Senate 96-1 on April 24, 2008, and which is currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In one column, I wrote about the expected House vote on S.1315 that was set for May 21 but which was delayed. I speculated that the delay may have arisen from doubts by Speaker Nancy Pelosi about whether she had the 290 House votes needed to pass S.1315 with a Suspension of the Rules call. I also reported that after the vote was delayed, Filipino veterans in Washington D.C. questioned whether “a letter from San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commissioner Regalado Baldonado to Speaker Nancy Pelosi denouncing S.1315 played a role in the vote delay.”

The “Baldonado” letter to Speaker Pelosi and to Philippine Ambassador Willy Gaa declared S. 1315 to be “woefully insufficient” as it would provide the 12,000 Filipino veterans in the Philippines with $300 a month pension while the 6,000 Filvets in the U.S. would receive $900 a month.The DC veterans told me that they spoke with Baldonado and that he explained that the letter was prepared for more...  1 Comments

Doug Dowd's "At the Cliff's Edge"

Stephen Lendman | an indictment of imperialism more...  0 Comments

Interviw with AfterShock Action. Radical, Emergency response group in NY

Cannon | Audio Link to the first hour of the IndyMedia Radio Program, The Mike Cannon Show for June 16th, 2008.
Last half of show is the interview with Smokey - Linked here:
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Saturday! Eat Pancakes and Support the 123 Community Space

@ Friend | We are a community space in Bed-Stuy providing numerous programs including: an after school program, Picture This! kid's photography project, a free bike workshop, a screenprinting studio, political prisoner letter writing dinners, a lending library and infoshop, and gardening projects. We also host community meetings and special events. more...  1 Comments

'The Reflecting Pool' Premieres in New York City at Pioneer Theater July 11

Jodie Baltazar | The first dramatic feature film to challenge the official version of 9/11 events, The Reflecting Pool, will screen twice a day July 11-16 and July 18 at the Pioneer Theater in New York City. The Reflecting Pool follows a journalist who teams up with the father of a 9/11 victim to investigate the official version of the events. What they find poses a disturbing question: To what extent was the U.S. Government at fault for the attacks? more...  0 Comments

London to Geneva Peace Walk, May 2008

peacehq | We have been in France for 28 days, and over a month since the walk began. We have had huge support from not just local people but globally the walk has been joined by people from Japan, Canada, German, France, Italy, Australia, Sweden, Scotland, England, Niger & the United States of America. more...  0 Comments

The Computer of Treachery

By Iván Márquez | Translated from: Bolivarian Press Agency ABP/08/06/2008 more...  0 Comments

Bush forced to rethink plan to keep Iraq bases?

Leonard Doyle with help from General Joe | "Officials complained that the plan which allows US troops to occupy permanent bases, conduct military operations, arrest Iraqis and enjoy immunity from Iraqi law, would turn Iraq into a colony of the US, and create the conditions for unending conflict both in Iraq and the Middle East." more...  0 Comments

War Drives the Price of Oil

Volker Brautigam | Americans only represent 4.5% but consume over 25% of the global energy reserves. The US empire wants its debts, its balance of payments deficit and its wars paid by the rest of the world by means of enlarging the dollar supply but with decreasing success. more...  0 Comments

anti-Raytheon protesters acquitted in Belfast

D. Talbert | McCann and his co-defendants had occupied the Raytheon plant in Derry to protest Raytheon's complicity in Israeli war crimes in Lebanon. more...  1 Comments

Nepal's Revolution in Progress, a Global Perspective

Mike Ely | Something remarkable is happening. A whole generation of people has never seen a radical, secular, revolutionary movement rise with popular support. And yet here it is – in Nepal today. This movement has overthrown Nepal’s hated King Gyanendra and abolished the medieval monarchy. It has created a revolutionary army that now squares off with the old King’s army. more...  12 Comments

Chavez Revising, Not Revoking Venezuela's New

Stephen Lendman | Whatever he does, the corporate media bash him. more...  0 Comments

Walk and witness at Shannon

John Lannon | On Sunday afternoon, a group of anti-war and human rights campaigners walked the 15 miles from the historic Treaty Stone in Limerick to Shannon airport, scene of Ireland’s complicity in war and torture. There they joined members of Amnesty International, Coisantoiri Siochana and others who had come to attend the monthly Shannon vigil. The vigil was, as always, a peaceful remembrance of all who have died, disappeared or been tortured as a result of the senseless “war on terror”. It was also a reminder to our Irish public representatives that their failure to question US military and CIA use of the airport is shameful and intolerable. more...  0 Comments

Labor for Palestine: Report on NYCLAW Picket at NYC 6/5 Israel Celebration

New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW) | On Thursday, June 5, some fifteen union members and other activists participated in an emergency picket line for more than two hours outside a "Celebration" of the "60th Anniversary of Israel" held at AFSCME District Council 37, the largest city workers' union in New York. more...  0 Comments

Separatism and Empire Building in the 21st Century

James Petras | Throughout modern imperial history, ‘Divide and Conquer’ has been the essential ingredient in allowing relatively small and resource-poor European countries to conquer nations vastly larger in size and populations and richer in natural resources. more...  0 Comments

From the Acteal Massacre to the Merida Initiative

Rafael Landerreche | Ten years after the Acteal massacre, Felipe Calderón's government tries to impose an agreement with President Bush on the country so that he would bestow upon Mexico, amongst other things, military guidance in questions of security. With precedents like Acteal and others that we've cited, there are more than enough reasons to be worried. Therefore, getting to the bottom of what happened in Acteal is important not only for the Las Abejas in Chenalhó, but also for all Mexicans. more...  1 Comments

State Aggression Escalates Against Mexican Rebel Communities

John Gibler | This past Wednesday, June 4, 2008 a military convoy of about 200 Mexican soldiers and federal and municipal police attempted to enter indigenous Zapatista villages under the pretext of searching for marijuana plants; something patently absurd in communities that have maintained a self-imposed "dry law," prohibiting all drugs and all forms of alcohol throughout Zapatista territories for nearly fifteen years. With slingshots, machetes, and an international movement of support behind them, the indigenous rebels are ready to refuse entrance to their communities to the soldiers and federal police. more...  0 Comments

Budget protest takes L.A. teachers out of classrooms

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) | “ THEY SAY CUT BACK, WE SAY FIGHT BACK! They Say Our Way, We Say No Way! “

Thousands of teachers, parents,students and their supporters In a one-hour demonstration at the beginning of the day,picket outside schools in Los Angeles.

Converging at the Los Angeles High, Belmont High School. Fairfax High School, Miguel Contreras Learning Complex and Gratts Elementary School in Central Los Angeles held an hour long demonstration this morning to protest proposed budget cuts.

Banging pots, waving signs, shouting slogans to passersby and delaying the start of the school day as students in the nation's second-largest school district waited in gymnasiums and auditoriums and on athletic fields. Motorist hoked their horns in supports of the rallyist. By 9 a.m. most protests had wound down.

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AJLPP Condemns Dutch court orders prosecution of Prof. Jose Maria Sison

AJLPP | The Dutch authorities are at it again!

The Alliance Philippines today condemns the Dutch court orders that give prosecutors the go-ahead Thursday to pursue murder charges against Philippine communist leader Jose Maria Sison, despite an earlier dismissal of the case.

"Today, the District Court of The Hague decided in camera that the Public Prosecution Service may continue the prosecution of Jose Maria Sison for involvement in, among other matters, a number of murders committed in the Philippines in 2003 and 2004," said a press statement of the court.

The AJLPP National Coordinator Mario Santos today said: “The order of Dutch authorities at the behest of its US imperialist allies is a terrible blow to the cause of peace in the Philippines and fodder for the continuing war of terror against the Filipino people. The peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) have alread more...  0 Comments

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