War & Peace
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
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.
Stephen Lendman | a decades long policy more... 0 Comments
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.
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.
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
AJLPP | US puppet Gloria Arroyo just ran scared as she always does, this time to the APEC meeting in Lima, Peru.
NYCLAW -- New York City Labor Against the War | This is not change we can believe in. more... 0 Comments
NYCLAW -- New York City Labor Against the War | "This is more 'Groundhog Day' than a fresh start." more... 0 Comments
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
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.
Stephen Lendman | continued genocide against our Native peoples. more... 0 Comments
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
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:
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
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.
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
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) | PETITION FOR THE US CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY CALL A JOINT CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AND RECONCILE FILIPINO VETERANS BILLS NOW!
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:
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