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Feb 16 Forum: Military Out of Our Schools!

Queens Antiwar Committee | Military Out of Our Schools!

Featuring:
-Victor Paredes, brother of war resister and former Navy Petty Officer Pablo Paredes who refused to deploy to Iraq
- Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union
- Bob Fertik, founder of Democrats.com & Afterdowningstreet.org
- Representative from the Campus Anti-War Network
- Representative from the YaYa Network (Youth Activist/ Youth Allies)

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Iran Gets The Iraq Treatment (The Indypendent)

A.K. GUPTA | The U.S. claims—include a stolen laptop, a nefarious-sounding “Green Salt” project and traces of highly enriched uranium—have proven baseless so far. As in the spurious link between al Qaeda and Iraq, perception matters more than facts. more...  0 Comments

The Anti-Sheehan: Who is Dan Clay? (The Indypendent)

KAT AARON | After his son was killed, Bud Clay wrote a letter to President Bush, which reads in part: “Dan was a Christian – he knew Jesus as Lord and Savior – so we know where he is. In his final letter (one left with me for the family – to be read in case of his death) he says ‘if you are reading this, it means my race is over.’ He’s home now – his and our real home. I am writing to you – to tell you how proud and thankful we (his parents and family) are of you and what you are trying to do to protect us all.” more...  0 Comments

Populist #22

Franklin | On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers more...  0 Comments

Direct Action for Katrina Survivors

Eviction Defense | On Monday, February 13th, the New Orleans homeless population will skyrocket, and the survivors of Katrina will be victimized again. FEMA's short-term hotel program expires for most of the 26,000 displaced hurricane survivors and most of these evacuees have not been provided with long-term, or even transitional housing solutions. The National Guard is even on call to evict these survivors at gun point. more...  0 Comments

Images of the Free Leonard Peltier Rally, Feb. 6

Suzaka | Pictures of the rally and speak out at Union Square to demand the release of Leonard Peltier on the 30th anniversary of his incarceration. more...  0 Comments

Dear Hillary Clinton, Until the Wall Falls...

Daniel Doyle | Upon hearing of your plans to visit this area of rich history and unrest, I was encouraged for, not only an accomplished political leader, but a fellow American, to join me in visiting the ravaged hopes and futures of so many Palestinians and Israelis. For nearly six months I have been working for a local Palestinian NGO that promotes community development, food security, capacity building, and environmental justice. Many of our efforts are undermined by the Israeli Occupation and, now, the Separation Wall. You and I have both had a chance to see it firsthand. I must say I was surprised at your response that the Wall must not be judged as an attack against Palestinians, just terrorism. It made me wonder if you have spent much time on the other side of it – the “Terrorist” Side. more...  0 Comments

No First Strike with Nuclear Weapons!

international appeal | Those states that now possess nuclear weapons are obligated to destroy them. Those states without nuclear weapons may not strive to amass them. The violation of the goal of a nuclear weapon free Middle East by one side does not excuse the violation of this goal byanother party. Conversely, the renunciation of one party on a nuclear option makes easier the renunciation of the other party. more...  0 Comments

Islam bashing part of racist war for empire

Leslie Feinberg | According to the big-business media, “free speech” is the core issue. In reality, this is a battle between oppressor and oppressed nations. more...  23 Comments

BUSH’S PLANS TO USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Jack A. Smith | The Bush Administration is for future nuclear wars with an expressed preemptive first strike option against even non-nuclear countries. more...  1 Comments

Bush Protests-No MSM Airtime...Cartoon Protests-Tons of MSM Air

D. Burbeck | January saw a rash of demonstrations against the
Bush Administration in the cold and rain but still
there is no Main Stream Media coverage of any of
those events.....not one word. News reports of
protests over the cartoon of Mohamed, however,
are everywhere, every day.

The corporate media continues to close it's eyes
to the growing dissent and calls for impeachment
even by members of Congress.

Many thousands of protesters in over 65 cities
banged pots and pans and drums and chanted
to drown out the State of the Union speech on Jan. 31.
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YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE STUPID. YOU HAVE A DUTY NOT TO.

Hoipolloi Cassidy | Poets, as we know, are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. Same for artists. And here's the law, laid down by the painter Paul Gauguin. more...  2 Comments

'Not So Curious George' Protest Song Coincides With 'Curious George' Movie Release

PeaceSong | This song is freely available as a MP3 at www.peacesong.com. more...  0 Comments

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N

Stephen Lendman | A broad definition of corruption is used to explain past and present US policy more...  0 Comments

George Bush and Tomoyuki Yamashita

Dave Lindorff | With great power comes great responsibility, and when you’re “commander-in-chief” that means responsibility for the crimes of your troops. 60 years ago this month, American troops executed a Japanese general using precisely that argument. more...  0 Comments

War's Stunning Price Tag

Linda Bilmes and Joseph Stiglitz | The final bill will be much higher than previously reckoned - between $1 trillion and $2 trillion. more...  0 Comments

The joint non-violent struggle against the Wall and the Occupation. International conference in Palestine

Zeev bin Natan | This conference will bring together people who support the popular non-violent Palestinian movement to take part in workshops about the history and methods of non-violent resistance in Palestine. It will focus on the practical aspects of the struggle by sharing the experiences and lessons of such struggles at different locations in Palestine. more...  0 Comments

Taser Distributors are jumping ship

TASER IMHO | More and more of Taser's distributors are dropping the controversial stun gun from their product line, in an effort to distance themselves from inclusion. more...  0 Comments

Permanent War

nano | US Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, recently announced the ‘war on terror’ would be re-named “the long war”; this announcement has not surprised analysts who are aware that neo-con ideologues and strategists follow the Straussian (and perverted Trotskyist) doctrine of permanent war. Some interpret this as nostalgia for the ‘good old days’ of the Cold War in which a clearly defined enemy (communist bogeymen) kept the nation on permanent alert and amenable to the powers of the time. more...  0 Comments

Remembering Al Lewis: 1923-2006

Anonymous | "I've been in the struggle over seventy years -- it doesn't bother me I may not win," Grandpa Al Lewis said in a cantankerous, wide-ranging 1997 interview with The Shadow. "The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago."

On Friday, the 95- (or 82) year old Lewis passed away. Best known as "Grandpa Munster" for his role in a television sitcom, Lewis was a social justice fighter going back to labor and tenant struggles during the Great Depression. In recent years, he was a Green Party gubernatorial candidate and the host of a weekly radio show on WBAI-99.5 FM. Do you have any personal memories of "Grandpa"? Feel free to share them here.

Today, Democracy Now! reported that "Grandpa Al" was 82, not 95 as he always claimed. Does the difference matter with regard to Grandpa Al's legacy?

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