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Mumbai carnage: world unity to punish culprits must

Ahmar Mustikhan | As India and Pakistan were trying to mend fences, the attacks in Mumbai are aimed at making the two arch-rivals come eyeball-to-eyeball once again, a Pakistani intellectual argues. But the Baluch believe whatever the motives the rogue agency must be taken to task y the world. more...  1 Comments

The list of establishment appointees devoted to “change" goes on and on.

Eric Walberg | "What the progressives in the US must now do is mobilise, mobilise, mobilise, and articulate a clear, cogent agenda for real change. The old adage holds true more than ever: No pain — no gain.
It seems the only thing we can truly feel some exhilaration for at this point is the fact that Obama’s father was a black Muslim and his mother an altruistic humanitarian who truly loved other cultures and devoted her life to better understanding among peoples. Let us hope for some sign that their spirit lives on in their son to help fight off the demons who surround him at present." more...  1 Comments

Israel's Slow-Motion Genocide in Occupied Palestine

Stephen Lendman | a decades long policy more...  0 Comments

Larry Cox, head of Amnesty International, silent as guard assaults activist.

Ken So Wala | Larry Cox, head of Amnesty International, stood silent as a guard violently assaulted a human rights activist who asked him a question at a public gathering at the Ethical Culture Society.

The four minute Youtube video was posted at:

 http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qHqDjL8gR18

The activist was there to draw attention to AI's support of the Merida Initiative, aka, Plan Mexico, a military aid package that arms the Mexican army and police who are involved in the murder and arrest of activists in Oaxaca and Chiapas and the massacres in Atenco. more...  14 Comments

NO THANKSGIVING GIFT FOR FILIPINO VETERANS, STILL FIGHTS AND WAITS FOR BENEFITS

AJLPP | The long wait for veterans benefits and equity still goes on as Thanksgiving Day sets in without the much awaited results from the US Congress lame duck session.

According to JFAV representative and World War II Veteran from San Francisco, Mr. Reggie Nacua who went to lobby with the ACFV in Washington DC reported that the Senate instead passed in its hearings -the S. 3869 also known as the Filipino Veterans Support Bill.

The S. 3869 tacitly recognized the military service of the Filipino World War II veterans. The bill enshrined that the military service of the Filipinos as active military service and finally recognized them as American veterans after more than 63 years of exclusion. more...  0 Comments

SCARED GMA RAN AWAY TO PERU AS FILIPINO AMERICAN COMMUNITY PICKETS

AJLPP |
OUST GMA, YOU’RE OUSTED! YOU’RE BUSTED! US puppet Gloria Arroyo just ran scared as she always does, this time to the APEC meeting in Lima, Peru. This while hundreds of activist from the ALLIANCE for a JUST and LASTING PEACE in the PHILIPPINES (AJLPP), ANSWER-LA and GABNET/LA and their allies turned out in full force Friday, November 21, 2008, 6 PM, with a picket and a rally in front of the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, to protest her supposed reception for the community in the US.
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The Logic of Solidarity: A Revitalized Vision of the UN

Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann | The prevailing exclusionary logic of selfishness has at times crippled the ability of the General Assembly to fulfill its mandate. This logic must be transformed. All of us without exception share responsibility for the state of the world. more...  0 Comments

Scared GMA Ran Away to Peru as FIilipino-American Community Pickets at LAX

AJLPP | US puppet Gloria Arroyo just ran scared as she always does, this time to the APEC meeting in Lima, Peru.

This while hundreds of activist from the ALLIANCE for a JUST and LASTING PEACE in the PHILIPPINES (AJLPP), ANSWER-LA and GABNET/LA and their allies turned out in full force Friday, November 21, 2008, 6 PM, with a picket and a rally in front of the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, to protesther supposed reception for the community in the US.
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NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.23.08

NYCLAW -- New York City Labor Against the War | This is not change we can believe in. more...  0 Comments

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.22.08

NYCLAW -- New York City Labor Against the War | "This is more 'Groundhog Day' than a fresh start." more...  0 Comments

Six Discussion Points for for UFPJ 2008 Assembly

Carl Davidson, reposted from CAWI | Essentially a program summary of CD's latest polemic "The Bumpy Road Ahead - Obama and the Left' aimed at the UFPJ 4th National Assembly in Chicago, Dec. 14-14. The longer strategy document, first published on Portside, can be found at:  http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/carl-davidson-bumpy-road-ahead-obama.html
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BISHOPS-ULAMA CONFERENCE CALLS FOR PEACE TALKS IN THE PHILIPPINES

AJLPP | The Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC), yesterday called on the government and the MILF to immediately resume the stalled peace talks. The BUC made the call in a joint statement it issued during the three-day 35th General Assembly in Jolo, Sulu, which ended Nov. 21. The joint statement was signed by Davao Archbishop Fernando Capalla; Hilario Gomez Jr., bishop emeritus of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP); and Dr. Hamid Barra of the Ulama League of the Philippines. “We appeal to let the peace talks between the GRP and the MILF continue, in whatever level or means possible, and let peace panels be convened as soon as the situation allows it,” the BUC said.


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Fate of Lakotahs Highlights America's Failed Native American Policies

Stephen Lendman | continued genocide against our Native peoples. more...  0 Comments

Obama’s Advisers and Transition Team

forwarded by Skinny John | As speculations abound over who President-elect Barack Obama will name to key cabinet positions, we look at some of the central figures advising Obama, many of whom are leading candidates for posts in the next administration. We speak with Jeremy Scahill, author of the new piece “This Is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama’s White House,” and David Corn, author of “The Agents of Change on Obama’s Transition Team.” [includes rush transcript] [Obama supporters, is this what you voted for? - Skinny John] more...  0 Comments

London moot on Baluch issues proposed

Mir Chakar Rind | On the occassion of the first death anniversary of Nawabzada Bala'ach Marri, member of the Baluchistan state assembly who was killed during his struggle against Pakistan army, strikes were observed all over Baluchistan. Texas-sized Baluchistan was annexed by Pakistan against the wishes of its people in March 1948. The state has witnessed five bloody uprisings, which the Baluch call the wars of liberation, that have left tens of thousands of people killed. The American Friends of Baluchistan founder Ahmar Mustikhan sent a letter to President Asif Ali Zardari requesting him to call a meeting in London, with NATO as an international observer, to find a lasting solution to the bloody crisis. Zardari, who is a Baluch, was requested to act fast before the Pakistan army generals boot him out--the South Asian nation has remained under military rule for more than half of its independent existence. Mustikhan deplored the continued killing of the Baluch and is spearheading an international campaign to collect 100,000 signatures to have the nuclear tests stopped in Baluchistan:

 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-nuclear-tests-in-baluchistan?page=1
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NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.19.08

NYCLAW -- New York City Labor Against the War | Despite SOFA, U.S. Withdrawal Still Depends, Says Admiral Mullen: Asked if the agreement could be changed, he said "that's theoretically possible". more...  0 Comments

Jews Uniting Jews Uniting Responds to Attack in "Forward"

Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Shalom Center | In last week's issue, the Forward (the nearest thing there is to a national Jewish weekly) published as a guest essay in its "Forum" an attack on the action gathering "Jews Uniting to End the War and Heal America" that The Shalom Center, the Workmen's Circle, and Jewish Currents are organizing this coming Sunday, November 23, at Central Synagogue in New York City.

So how could anybody attack The "Jews Uniting" event even before it happens? Good question. more...  5 Comments

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.18.08

NYCLAW -- New York City Labor Against the War | [I]t will be interesting to see how antiwar activists react to this. Are they antiwar or just anti-Republican? more...  0 Comments

PETITION TO THE US CONGRESS

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) | PETITION FOR THE US CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY CALL A JOINT CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AND RECONCILE FILIPINO VETERANS BILLS NOW!
Restore Section 4 of SB 1315 for the Filipino Veterans
and junk HR 6897—the quit claim bill.

We call on the US Congress to immediately call a joint conference committee and reconcile SB 1315 and HR 6897, which were both passed at the House of Representatives last September 22, 2008.

We demand that the joint US Congress conference committee restore the provision in SB 1315 on the Filipino Veterans, the full recognition and benefits for the last surviving veterans, for the widows and relatives of the Filipino World War II Veterans. Provide justice and equity to the surviving 18,000 Filipino World War II veterans who served valiantly the United States during the Second World War. They deserve recognition, honor, respect and their benefits.

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New York Rights Advocates Protest Hebron Settlement Fundraiser

Adalah-NY | Thirty-five rights advocates from Adalah-NY and Brooklyn for Peace rallied this evening outside the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square to protest a fundraiser held there by the Brooklyn-based Israeli settlement group the Hebron Fund. Standing on 45th Street near New York’s Broadway theaters, the protesters’ chants included:

“Mamma Mia Marriott, you support a racist lot;” and
“Hebron’s settlers, Klu Klux Klan, racist groups go hand in hand.” more...  5 Comments

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