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Neoliberal Geo-Politics

Jurgen Wagner | In truth, the war on Iraq is lost. Military commanders in the field admit this in reports to the Pentagon. In truth, American military power cannot contain the growing violence. Violence begets violence. Occupation and torture serve as powerful recruiting tools for terrorists. War is part of neoliberalism since profit maximization is made the supreme and unquestioned goal. more...  0 Comments

Tomorrow! Ex-guerrillas, Coffee, Guatemala @ Bluestockings.

Ida C. Benedetto | Café Conciencia director Tim Kantz and photographer Ida C. Benedetto will give a slide show talk on the situation of fair trade in Guatemala for three small communities on June 20th at Bluestockings Bookstore. Also at Bluestockings, photo exhibit "From Bullets to Coffee Beans," telling the story of a community of ex-guerrillas farming fair trade, organic coffee after 36 years of civil war, up until June 26th. more...  0 Comments

Irish Prison Protest Begins

NIFC- National Irish Freedom Committee | On Monday 19th June Republican POW’s began a protest action in Maghaberry, this is the first in a series of protests planned by Republican POW’s in the gaol. POW’s are making clear that they will not accept the sub standard conditions on the segregated wing, they will not be criminalised nor will they be intimidated or coerced by the petty restrictions being imposed by prison screws to make the day to day life in the gaol for POW’s more difficult. more...  1 Comments

Readings from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove's Voices of a People's History of the United States

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove | The words of rebels and dissenters such as Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr. and many others come alive in dramatic readings by Amy Goodman, Lili Taylor, Wally Shawn, Deepa Fernandes, Laura Flanders, Paul Robeson Jr., Josh Hamilton, Robert Robideau, Staceyann Chin, Erin Cherry, Suheir Hammad, John Sayles, Christina Kirk, Brian Jones, and Anthony Arnove.

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'Wash Post' Obtains Shocking Memo from U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

By Greg Mitchell | NEW YORK The Washington Post has obtained a cable, marked "sensitive," that it says show that just before President Bush left on a surprise trip last Monday to the Green Zone in Baghdad for an upbeat assessment of the situation there, "the U.S. Embassy in Iraq painted a starkly different portrait of increasing danger and hardship faced by its Iraqi employees." more...  0 Comments

Daechuri, South Korea

Wester | This is an account of what happened around Pyongtaek and Daechuri in South Korea on Sunday June 18th on Sunday June 18th, 2006. Background information on why this rally took place can be found here: saveptfarmers.org more...  0 Comments

Join SDS to Protest Bush on Monday Morning June 19, at the Merchant Marine Academy

Dug | George W. Bush is speaking at the 2006 commencement at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY on the morning of June 19. Join Students for a Democratic Society and friends in confronting Bush's criminal acts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The recent revelations of atrocities in Haditha and Ishaqi and elsewhere clearly reveal the barbarity of the US Government's actions. In an effort to end the US war crimes, stop the use of torture and eliminate "pre-emptive" invasions, SDS New York City is calling for a nonviolent protest at the Vickery (Main) Gate of the USMMA at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 19, 2006.
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SIr No Sir, a Film Review

Dr Rich Gibson | A review of the documentary film addressing the antiwar movement among militant Vietnam era soldiers, and its implications for today. more...  0 Comments

Riot in France 2005

n+1 | Banlieue is the world more...  2 Comments

Bush's Baghdad Stunt

Walter C. Uhler | While reading about the exploits of Emperor Bush, who bravely flew in to war-torn Baghdad, Iraq and spent a whole six hours there without even providing the usual notice to, let alone securing the necessary approvals from, its so-called "sovereign" government, I was reminded of the remarkable words spoken to author Ron Suskind by a senior Bush advisor in the summer of 2002.

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2500 Wasted Lives or "Just a Number"?

Dave Lindorff | The Democratic voters of Connecticut have the right idea: If Democrats won’t oppose the war or won’t stand on principle, throw the bastards out.
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Police don't have to knock, justices say

JMC | The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police armed with a warrant can barge into homes and seize evidence even if they don't knock, a huge government victory that was decided by President Bush's new justices. more...  7 Comments

True Nature of Obscenity

Michael James | We are daily surrounded by capitalist obscenities such as poverty, war, injustice and inequality. Insult is added to injury when bourgeois spokespersons such as Billy Graham blame God and human beings. It is enough to make a person swear. more...  0 Comments

Art of War : Diebold

Larmee | Diebold Electronic Voting Machines



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Help Irish Political Prisoners!

NIFC- National irish Freedom Committee | Cabhair Monthly Sustainer Launched


This month, Cumann Na Saoirse Náisiúnta (National Irish Freedom Committee) is starting its annual Monthly Sustainer program. The program is the cornerstone of the Irish Republican Political Activists Support (IRPAS) Campaign. The Sustainer program operates on the pledge principle, whereby, donors pledge a monthly contribution: the amount to be decided by the donor.
On Saturday, June 10th, campaign co- coordinator Patrick Williams appeared on the New York weekly radio program, Radio Free Eireann. Pat discussed briefly with the hosts, John McDonagh and Sandy Boyer, that there are still Republican political prisoners in both Irish states and that the dependants of these prisoners and other political activists deserve our assistance. He also told them that participants in the program would receive monthly bulletins informing them of up to date information regarding the plight of political activists who are imprisoned on the inside or in a state of virtual imprisonment on the outside!

The National Irish Freedom Committee supports the dependents of Republican political prisoners through Cabhair in Ireland. Cabhair has been in existence for many years supporting the dependents of faithful Republican prisoners, and ensnared Éire Nua political activists throughout the 32 Irish counties.

Anyone wishing to take part in the program should contact co-coordinators Maggie Trainor and Pat Williams at:  IRPAS@irishfreedom.net

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Monsters do exist, help stop the killing at HLS

Win Animal Rights | Date & Time: Sat. June 17, 2006 at 2 PM (look by benches)
Where: Central Park West & 88th St., New York City more...  0 Comments

Fathers’ Day Reflections on a Lost Son...

Michael Berg | Michael Berg is the father of Nick Berg, a U.S. contractor believed to have been beheaded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Berg appeals to the antiwar community to sign the Voter's Pledge www.VotersForPeace.us this Father's Day.

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Chicken Hawk Repugnicans talk tough, U.S. image meltsdown

d.o. | The chicken hawk Repugnicans do not give a damn about the lives of U.S. soldiers. In fact, they don’t value peoples' lives much at all, except for their own. Assistant Secretary of State, Colleen Graffy, recently described the suicides of three Guantanamo detainees as a "good PR move to draw attention" Where do they get these people?? more...  0 Comments

"War-Mongerers Become Prisoners of Their Own Words"

Hermann Scheer | The core of the problem is that the nuclear powers refuse to meet their obligation to nuclear disarmament from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. They are more in violation of the treaty than Iran.. A two-class international law between nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states is impossible. The demand for general nuclear weapon disarmament must be in the center of international discussion. more...  0 Comments

Young People of America....... Rise Up and Rebel

Doug Soderstrom, Ph.D. | Just over 50 years ago it was No Gun Ri. Then My Lai. And now Haditha…. and, as (headlines declare), even more mass murders, most recently in the Iraqi villages of Ishaqi, Hamdaniya, Latifiyah, and Yusifiyah; young men fresh out of high school, frustrated by life, with nothing better to do than to sign up as mercenaries ready and willing to kill for their country, yet, as always, afraid to die and angry as hell as a result of buddies (comrades-in-arms) having been killed, everyone of them having been thrown into a world of cultural confusion and death wanting nothing more than an opportunity to return home, body and mind unimpaired. You see, for each of these young men and women, there will be two wars; the first a physical battle to stay alive, the second a psycho-spiritual effort, a struggle to live with what they “had to do” in order to stay alive. In war there are no winners….. only those who lose least! more...  0 Comments

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