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At Least Nine Demonstrators Arrested as Iraq Vets Try to Enter Final Debate

Alex Kane | At least five members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), a group of military veterans who are calling for immediate withdrawal from Iraq, were arrested, as well as at least four civilians, according to National Lawyers Guild observers. Nassau County police on horses trampled one member of IVAW, Nick Morgan, a veteran who served in Iraq for about a year. Morgan was knocked to the ground, and according to witnesses, the horse hooves slammed down on his face. A gash was visible on the side of his head as blood dripped down onto the pavement. more...  1 Comments

Part 2- World Capitalist Crisis

AJLPP | We expect more of the use of cheap labour in the less developed countries like China and India in order to produce cheap raw materials and semi-manufactured consumer products for the imperialist countries and thereby maximize imperialist profits.

In fact the US capitalist are hell bent on transferring high paying industries to the third world and even already cheap service industries like call centers and car assemblies and other production lines in a vain attempt to cut jobs, paying insurances and other workers benefits that the people are demanding in the face of the capitalist made crisis.

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JFAV Sept-October Nationwide Mass Actions - A Success!

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) | Bailout the Filipino Veterans, Not the Corrupt Capitalists! No Justice, No Peace.

On Friday, October 10, in Los Angeles and San Francisco,hundreds of Filipino American students, youth and veterans with their allies from AJLPP, ANSWER-LA, PCORE, SIPA,SEIU, LAANE and other groups held their rallies in front of the Federal Building in the two cities for Filipino veterans rights.

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AJLPP Analysis on the Current World Capitalist Crisis

AJLPP | The capitalist bailout rammed into the US Congress has infused into the banks more than $ 500 B out of the $ 700 appropriations. But despite the huge infusion to the capitalist system, the crisis marched on with impunity.

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) believes that the latest unraveling of the “free market” dogma, the ultimate exposure of the failed concept of “neoliberal globalization” and the gravity of the current level of the economic and financial crisis of the imperialist powers headed by the US is now totally exposed to the whole world.

But this phenomenon must be explained and understood and should not be feared. We must act to face this crisis with renewed determination and readiness to struggle for the people and to change this rotten system.

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Sunday, 10/19, 7pm: Nigeria: Recent Struggles Against Enclosure

Team Colors Collective | Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis will discuss the long struggle people in the Niger Delta have made against the international oil companies’ destruction of their land, their environment, and their livelihood, placing these developments in the context of the ‘peak oil’ debate and the fate of the communal lands in Africa. Organized by Team Colors Collective. more...  0 Comments

JFAV Oct 10 Nationwide Mass Actions - A Success!

Fight Racism. Struggle for Equity Rights! | Bailout the Filipino Veterans, Not the Corrupt Capitalists! No Justice, No Peace.

On Friday, October 10, in Los Angeles and San Francisco,hundreds of Filipino American students, youth and veterans with their allies from AJLPP, ANSWER-LA, PCORE, SIPA,SEIU, LAANE and other groups held their rallies in front of the Federal Building in the two cities for Filipino veterans rights. more...  0 Comments

AJLPP Support JFAV Nationwide Mass Actions for the Veterans Rights

Los Angeles— Bailout the Filipino Veterans, Not the Corrupt Capitalists!

The AJLPP urgently calls on the US Congress focused on the Senate to call a conference committee to pass the veterans bill, AJLPP West Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia announced.

In this regard the AJLPP supports the Justice for the Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) in its call for nationwide mass actions against blatant racism and struggle for for veteran rights.

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Queremos a nuestros presos políticos libres!

Por Ramona Bunke | Con esta premisa el 10 de Octubre del 2008 se llevo a cabo en la ciudad de Nueva York la marcha por la liberación de los presos políticos en Estados Unidos, que partió desde las naciones unidas hasta la calle 23 con Madison Avenue. more...  0 Comments


AJLPP | Today, we protest the racist attacks against the Filipino World War II Veterans. Again, the fast disappearing Filipino World War II veterans and the seniors were the first victims of the Bush $700 capitalist bailout.

The US Congress again insulted the veterans and Filipino American community by passing SB 1315 bill minus their recognition and one billion's worth in benefits.

And then they passed a lump sum bill HR 6897, treating the veterans like mercenaries. But, to cap the greater insult, they have not passed any bill in a joint conference committee even if there is money to be spent. Once again, they promised to give them something next year - another empty promise.

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Iraq Vets Against the War Send Letter to Schieffer, Plan Protest at Hofstra Univ. Debate

NYC IMC/IVAW | Iraq Veterans Against the War is asking supporters to assemble "starting
2:30 pm" at Hempstead LIRR station, which means getting on either the 1:37
PM train from NY Penn Station (41st & 8th) OR the 1:37 PM train from the
Flatbush LIRR station at the Atlantic-Pacific subway stop (#2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q to
Atlantic or N, R, M to Pacific). Most other trains to Hempstead take between 51
and 60 minutes from either station.

There will still be greeters at Hempstead station well after that time .

LIRR Hempstead train sched.

From Matthis Chiroux...

Dear Mr Schieffer,

I'm writing you today as a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War to make
clear the details of a demonstration we will be leading Oct. 15th at Hofstra
University prior to the final presidential debate and what our demands are and
will be.

We in IVAW demand that two of our members, myself and Kristofer Goldsmith, be
permitted entry to the debate and be allowed to ask each candidate one question.
If this demand is not agreed to IN FULL by 7 p.m. EST on the 15th, members of
IVAW will lead a large contingent of veterans and our supporters on a
NON-VIOLENT procession to the debate center and are prepared to risk arrest
and/or bodily harm attempting to enter to have our voices heard. (This action
will look very similar to our marches at the DNC and RNC which were widely
covered in the media and on youtube, should you wish to see what's coming.)

As the economy has continued its downhill slide this election season, the issue
of Iraq has been pushed further and further away from peoples' minds, as
well the platforms of the candidates. In addition, little to no attention has
been paid this election season to the abysmal failure of the Veterans
Administration to adequately care for our returning troops and their families
and how we can work as a nation to fix this problem.

As a result, more and more veterans are falling into debt, starving, going
homeless and killing themselves while the government REFUSES to allocate
sufficient funds for our much needed and deserved care while simultaneously
lining the pockets of the richest with $700 billion in taxpayer (including
servicemembers and veterans) money.

Such blatant betrayals of our services and sacrifices cannot go unaddressed by
IVAW, thus we will have our voices heard on the issues one way or the other, be
it from inside the debate hall, or be it to a hoard of domestic and
international press outside the event who have already expressed great interest
in and dedication to covering our demonstration.

What yourself and the candidates must decide now, Mr. Schieffer, is what the
legacy of this debate will be. Will this be remembered as an event where both
sides of the isle and the media came together to hear from our nation's
heroes, even if only for five minutes, or will the words and promises of both
candidates be forever shrouded in the image of a host of uniformed veterans and
their supporters going to jail because these campaigns cared too little to hear
from them?

Again, we are dedicated to 100% non-violence during this demonstration and will
resist no arrest. However, we will NOT, I repeat, we will NOT back down, be intimidated or moved in any way shape or form until our demands are met or we
are arrested.

I am attaching a press release we have been distributing for our action world
wide. Should you have any questions or wish to arrange entrance ahead of time
for our two members, contact me at*******.

I thank you for your time, sir, and look forward to meeting you in person.

For honor and

Matthis Chiroux

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will lead non-violent
demonstrations at Hofstra University prior to the final presidential debate Oct.
15 to demand two IVAW members be allowed to ask each candidate one question.

Should IVAW's demands not be met in full by 7 p.m., members of the
organization are willing to risk arrest by entering the debate to have their
voices heard by the candidates.

IVAW intends to "force the issue" that servicemembers and veterans
are not being heard or cared for by our leaders. The next president should make
caring for our wounded military a top domestic priority, in addition to ending
the war in Iraq.

"Right now there are veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan going homeless,
hungry, into debt and contemplating suicide," said Matthis Chiroux, an IVAW
member from Brooklyn. "But the government says we don't have the money
care for those war heroes, so the V.A. continues its mission underfunded and
understaffed. But now we've found almost a trillion to bail out banks?
Where's the humanity in this?"

IVAW is currently working to contact debate moderator Bob Schieffer to make its
demands known.

"I watched the first debate the other night, for which the topic was
supposed to be 'foreign policy', yet it took 34 minutes before the words
'Iraq' or 'Veteran' left either candidates' mouths,"
said Kris Goldsmith, an IVAW member from Long Island. "I'm not
convinced that either Obama or McCain care about what is most important to
today's military and veterans. IVAW is committed to changing that."

Participants should begin assembling at the Hempstead Long Island Railroad
station at 2:30 p.m. At five, we will "walk" to Hempstead University
for further demonstrations.

IVAW was founded by Iraq war veterans in July 2004 to allow
servicemen and
women from all branches of the military a chance to come together and speak out
against an unjust, unwinnable and illegal occupation. Today, IVAW has over 1,300
members in 49 states, Washington, D.C. and Canada, and on military bases in the
U.S. and overseas, including Iraq.

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Conscience of the Israeli spymaster’s daughter

brian |
Igal Sarna meets a Mossad chief’s daughter who is in jail for refusing national service
Omer Goldman is a very pretty girl, slender as a model. Never still and very restless, the expected loss of her freedom fills her with anxiety. For months before she refused to be drafted into the Israel Defence Forces she went to a psychologist every week to prepare for what was to come: incarceration in a cell in a military prison. A narrow cage for a songbird. more...  0 Comments

Campus Antiwar Network National Conference, Chicago, Oct 10-12

Nohbody | It's up to US to stop the war!!!!

The Campus Antiwar Network is hosting their annual National Conference at DePaul University in Chicago, IL October 10-12, and all interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend. The weekend will highlight workshops, discussions, debates, skillshares, and other conversations on the pressing issues of our time. Afterparties and social gatherings every night! Come build the student and youth movement for peace! more...  7 Comments

Howard Zinn @ The SUNY Social Justice Conference | People's historian and antiwar activist Howard Zinn will be speaking on Saturday, November 8th as the keynote lecture of the SUNY Social Justice Conference, November 7-9 at SUNY-Binghamton. In a talk entitled "War & Social Justice," Zinn will discuss the vibrant history of student participation in struggles for liberation. more...  35 Comments

Protesters Crash USS Intrepid Homecoming

Eric Stoner | While hundreds gathered to welcome the return of the USS Intrepid to its Manhattan pier on October 2, not everyone present was there to celebrate. More than a dozen peace activists carried banners and leafleted along the waterfront to protest what one demonstrator called “an obscene monument to war.” more...  6 Comments


New York City Labor Against the War | No other country in the post-Second World War world has been so globally destructive or inflicted so many war fatalities. . . . Yet, so gargantuan and labyrinthine are U.S. military expenditures that the above grossly understates their true magnitude, which, as we shall see below, reached $1 trillion in 2007. more...  0 Comments

AJLPP Supports the Bangsamoro Struggle for National Self Determination

Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) | The AJLPP fully support the Bangsamoro struggle for national self-determination and the restoration of their ancestral lands. We stand with the Moro people in their struggle against national oppression of the US imperialism and the US-Arroyo regime.

Therefore it is imperative to condemn and expose the direct nd covert intervention of the US and other imperialist powers in the peace negotiations between the puppet regime and the MILF, expose this to the people and resist it.

It is the US that supplies the armaments, gave training, support and direct the military operations against the MILF and the revolutionary forces in Mindanao in the guise of their war against terror.

The US role in oppressing the Moro people started with the occupation of the Philippines in 1898 until it was given a nominal independence in 1946. The role of the US in the war against the Moro and the Filipino people was very evident during the 14 years of the US-Marcos dictatorship until the present.

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Colombia: No existen palabras frente a imágenes de la tortura deshumanizadora

Fernando Reyes | Esta mañana recibí en el foro de un Colegio de Abogados al que estoy suscrito, un video para el cual no tengo palabras ni términos que lo puedan describir more...  0 Comments


By Jack A. Smith | Most Americans know little about Washington's efforts to undermine the progressive, democratically-elected government of Bolivia. What follows is a full account of this critical situation. more...  0 Comments

FREE rnc documentary

joe | (2008) A documentary that looks into the events during the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, MN. more...  2 Comments

US Army Lies To Our Young men, On Behalf of fbi/cia Assassins

geral | The fbi/cia are in part responsible for the loss of American soldiers killed in battle around the world (this is a matter of public record, as shown in part in the Iraq conflict).The US Army, in order to continue the fbi/cia murderous agenda, targets the most vulnerable segment of our population for recruitment as 'citizen soldiers'. more...  0 Comments

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