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Antiwar Movement "Freezes" Grand Central, Debates Future at Brecht Forum

Inni Chowdhury | On a day when over 200 protesters took center stage at Grand Central to draw attention to increasingly heated relations between the United States and Iran, panelists at the Brecht Forum hosted a retrospective on the antiwar movement. more...  3 Comments

Newsday: Long Island Food Not Bombs fosters sharing food with the needy

Jennifer Barrios | Every Sunday afternoon, Food Not Bombs sets up a small folding table near the parking lot at the Hempstead train station, a site chosen because of the large number of people who walk by. The group brings not only food, but also new shoes, clothing, seedlings and vitamins -- all of it obtained through donations -- to distribute to people who need it. On this particular Sunday in June, 40 people holding empty plastic grocery bags waited patiently as the volunteers carried the food to the table. more...  20 Comments

Long Island Food Not Bombs in Todays Newsday

JENNIFER BARRIOS | Check out the back cover of the Long Island section in todays Newsday to see a pretty awesome story on LI-FNB. You can also check the story out at the link below.,0,1326886.story more...  0 Comments

Int'l Criminal Court Jurisdiction over Bush: Where are the experts when needed

Hymie | If the court can prosecute the President of Sudan, a nonsignatory to the statute of the ICC, why couldn't it prosecute Bush? When you need them, the experts are not to be found. more...  0 Comments

Solidarity for US War Resisters In Canada, From L.A. To NYC

Alex Kane | 60 people gathered outside the Canadian consulate on Avenue of the Americas July 9 to call for the Conservative Party-led government of Canada to honor the House of Commons measure that calls for asylum and residency for United States war resisters living there. more...  0 Comments

Enjoy a Happy Hour While Supporting Microfinance & Fighting Global Poverty

PlaNet Finance | PlaNet Finance US is organizing its first Global Happy Hour to support microfinance and the fight against global poverty.
WHEN: Thursday, July 17th, 2008 from 6pm-12am
WHERE: Zanzibar (645 Ninth Avenue - New York, NY - 10036)

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Anti-War Burlesque Show July 18-20, NYC

Jonny Porkpie | On July 18-20, Pinchbottom Burlesque, which has been presenting themed theatrical burlesque shows under the umbrella of non-profit theater company Collective:Unconscious, will bring back "Pinchbottom Declares War! (or, full frontal jacket)" as part of the undergroundzero festival. Examining the results of ill-advised attacks based on flimsy evidence through the medium of burlesque , the show begins when a (not fictional enough) U.S. President orders a full-scale invasion of New York City based on his belief that a burlesque show is harboring "Weapons of Ass Destruction".
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Colombia, urgente: Crónica de un montaje anunciado

Lucy Roessler | En solo unas horas más, Hugo Chávez y Alvaro Uribe se reunirán en territorio venezolano, al parecer en Paraguaná. Como punto principal y quizás único de la agenda, figurará sin lugar a dudas, la propuesta uribista de que el presidente de Venezuela Bolivariana se haga cargo del “jaque mate” que a la actual dirección de las FARC el régimen colombiano le tiene preparado. more...  1 Comments

4 Years After ICJ Ruling, Call to Bring Settlement-builder Leviev to Justice

Adalah-NY | Thirty human rights advocates held a spirited protest in the rain outside the Leviev jewelry store on Madison Avenue today, demanding that Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev be brought to justice for his companies' construction of Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Many protesters held signs featuring a large cartoon mug shot of Leviev emblazoned with the words, “Wanted, Lev Leviev, For Violating International Law.” more...  2 Comments

Legitimizing Permanent Occupation of Iraq

Stephen Lendman | Washington plans to stay more...  0 Comments

Assessing the Antiwar Movement: Where to from here?

War Resisters League | On Thursday, July 10, at the Brecht Forum, a panel of organizers will discuss the constraints the peace and antiwar movement faces, the openings, and how to build a more multiracial, cross-class and broad-based movement – followed by open discussion. The panelists are among 90 organizers who were interviewed for a special assessment report on the antiwar movement, recently released by the War Resisters League. more...  0 Comments

Colombia: Pax Romana

posted by F Espinoza | I have honestly and strongly criticized the objectively cruel methods of kidnapping and retaining prisoners under the conditions of the jungle. But I am not suggesting that anyone laid down their arms, when everyone who did so in the last 50 years did not survive to see peace… more...  0 Comments

On the Colombia “ Hostage Rescue”

AJLPP | On the American press media, the Colombian “hostage rescue” last July 3 that rescued three American servicemen was given prominence. The stress of the media especially the CNN was not only to hail the so called rescue mission as a success. It was also hailed for the rescue being bloodless and “not a single shot being fired.” Another stress of the media was the guerilla forces of FARC “ is finished” while at the same time maligning the revolutionary forces as “ narcotrafficers and terrorist” while at the same time pointing out that the 40-year struggle of the armed revolutionaries as “ the longest insurgency is southern hemisphere. more...  0 Comments

"Pushing Back" the Lies

Walter F. Wouk | The Thomas Paine Project was founded in 2000 to call attention the threat to our civil liberties posed by the government’s war on marijuana. more...  1 Comments

WANTED: Lev Leviev, For Breaking International Law (July 9 Protest!)

Adalah-NY | On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice at the Hague ruled that Israeli settlements and the West Bank Wall illegally annex Palestinian land, violate Palestinian human rights and must be dismantled. In violation of the law, billionaire diamond merchant LEV LEVIEV and his sometime partner, SHAYA BOYMELGREEN, have used the Wall to grab more land to construct illegal Jewish-only housing worth hundreds of millions of dollars. At the same time, they are attempting to drive out families in New York so they can create more luxury condos. more...  2 Comments

film: the new attack (Chiapas)

cine rebelde | Interview with Ernesto Ledesma (CAPISE) about the Mexican State's new offensive against the zapatist indigenous communities in Chiapas / Mexico. more...  0 Comments

The Real Operation to "Rescue" Ingrid Betancourt and US Mercenaries

Concerned citizens of | In order to understand the "rescue operation" of Ingrid Betancourt and the Northrop Grumman Corporation mercenaries who were released with her, it is necessary to piece together articles published in the media, filter the content and out of this is formed a true understanding of the facts of what happened here. more...  6 Comments


Pesante-USA | The communist New People’s Army (NPA) has apparently intensified its rebellious campaign as it has launched attacks on government stablishments and a private-owned business for allegedly not paying its demanded “revolutionary tax.” more...  0 Comments

Colombia: “Operación Jaque”... ¿y “Mate”?

Lucy Roessler | No puede menos que respirarse con alivio luego que la “Operación Jaque” realizada por las FFMM colombianas y que condujera a la liberación de Ingrid y demás secuestrados lograra ser realizada incruentamente... more...  5 Comments

Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines

AJLPP | If we have to assess the highlights of the 10-day state visit of President Macapagal-Arroyo to the United States, we can sum it up in several points. Besides securing $ 700 million loans, talking with US investors and visiting her fellow Filipino psychopaths, one important agenda of PGMA in her visit are the “ getting to know you” meetings with the US Democratic Party presumptive presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain. Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines more...  0 Comments

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