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Malachy McCourt and the Green Party on the ballot for Governor

Kimberly Wilder | At the NY State Board of Elections in Albany, Green Party Governor candidate Malachy McCourt, Senate candidate Howie Hawkins, and an entire Peace Slate filed around 30,000 signatures. The Green Party is proud to be a choice on the ballot for peace and an alternative to the corporatized major parties. more...  4 Comments

"Victory Ride" this Wednesday at 5pm

Times Up! | "Still We Ride" Ride turns to "Victory Ride" to celebrate overwhelming support of community, politicians and groups which rallied together and helped stop NYC's new restrictions on our right to assemble. more...  1 Comments

¡Ni un solo casco azul al Líbano!

PCInt. | La guerra de Israel en el Líbano tiene varios aspectos. Algunos corresponden a la política de Israel con respecto a su territorio, otros a la política imperialista estadounidense en Medio Oriente de la cual Israel es su instrumento fundamental, más allá vemos la constante inestabilidad de un país como el Líbano y de una población como la palestinense, indomable frente a los diversos Estados del área en la cual sobrevive separada y prófuga, pero incapaz históricamente de emanciparse de la opresión nacional impuesta desde hace un siglo, primero por el colonialismo inglés y, luego, por el sionismo.
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The Case of Elvira Arellano

Fred Bergen | It's no wonder, then, that news of Elvira's heroic defiance of the government's deportation order has spread through the US immigrant communities like wildfire, or that she is compared with Rosa Parks, whose civil disobedience of the unjust Jim Crow segregation laws in 1955 sparked a year-long boycott by working-class black women of the Montgomery, Alabama buses, bringing the city's transit system to its knees and igniting the struggle for black civil rights nationwide. more...  0 Comments

The Tragedy of Ned Lamont: Hillary Got to Him.

Daithí | ...from New York Magazine: more...  6 Comments

Anti-war Authors, Soldiers to Speak at Judson Church

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Peace activist and Iraq veteran Jose Vasquez will join Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq:
The Logic of Withdrawl (The New Press); Peter Laufer, author of Mission Rejected: US Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq (Chelsea Green); and Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, editor of 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join
the Military (The New Press.) If your organization would like to co-sponsor contact more...  1 Comments

Armageddon and the Apocalyptic "Holocaust"

Peter Burger | Originally Christianity was community opposing the idols of war and wealth. In the 20th century, Christianity in the US was corrupted into a prosperity religion. To end-time fundamentalists, the worse it becomes the better since every catastrophe is a sign of the times announcing Christ's return. more...  0 Comments

RFID passports arrive for Americans

Anne Broache | A first wave of U.S. passports implanted with radio tags will soon begin making their way into the hands of American travelers despite lingering privacy and security concerns, federal officials said Monday…The agency said it plans to issue the documents through the nation’s other passport facilities within the next few months, as part of its original plan to make all future passports electronic by October. more...  0 Comments

Bomb Plots, Elections, Smokescreens, and the Way Forward

Kenneth J. Theisen | In the wake of the recent discovery of the alleged bomb plot in Britain, the Bush regime has been highlighting the danger to national security in order to line people up behind its fascist agenda. Keep in mind that all we know so far are the accusations of this plot. Often government accusations turn out to be fabrications. Remember the "dirty nuclear bomb plot" of alleged terrorist, Jose Padilla, a few years ago? He was never charged with this even though the headlines helped the Bush regime in its scare tactics. First we had the "shoe bomb" but now we also have to face the threat of "Islamic fascists" using toothpaste and shampoo to destroy our way of life. We need to be clear what is really behind this most recent smokescreen. We also need to understand what is necessary to change the terms of debate in such a way that we challenge the Bush regime agenda in a real way and not be led into traps that actually support the regime.

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The Death of Discourse: NY1 & Hillary Clinton

Daithí | “Imagine our surprise when we checked the Pace University website last night only to find that the Senate Town Hall Meeting, scheduled for August 22nd, is now marked CANCELLED. As you know, Jonathan Tasini was denied participation in this event due to the arbitrary "threshold" set by NY1 of $500,000 either raised or spent by the campaign. NY1 presented a Republican Senate debate last weekend; no Democratic Senate debate was set…” more...  11 Comments

NYC Rescinds Proposed Parade Permit Regulations and Cancels Police Hearing

Times Up! / OnNYTurf | NYC rescinds its new parade permit regulations and cancels August 23 police hearing. Overwhelming support at People's Public Forum last night at St. Mark's Church helped to apply pressure on city to back off. [OnNYTurf || Assemble for Rights Response || StreetsBlog || Newsday more...  7 Comments

A World Beyond Capitalism Conference! No Charges for anything!

equality | The Second Annual International Multiracial Alliance Building Peace Conference, known as the 2006 A World Beyond Capitalism Conference is set to begin August 26th in Portland. It will continue from August 26th-28th, 2006. There is no charge for anything! more...  3 Comments

Reminder: Vigil for Abeer Hamza Tommorrow

nionnyc | August 19th would have been Abeer Hamza's 15th birthday. Instead, she was raped, murdered, and set on fire by at least 5 US Soldiers. Join us in remembering Abeer, and demanding the end of immunity for human rights abuses by US and other occupation forces. more...  0 Comments

The Battle of the Elect

Klaus Berger | The Iraq war involves a western ideology about a profane crusade - armed with the same pseudo-theology and the same misuse of the Bible as a thousand years ago. The die was cast with the classification of several countries as the axis of evil.. According to the whole New Testament, an unconditional non-aggression to the end of time is in effect for people. more...  0 Comments


Stephen Lendman | Analysis of Wall Street Journal article praising sham UN resolution more...  1 Comments

AIPAC Congratulates Itself on the Slaughter in Lebanon

JOHN WALSH | Thanks President Friedman for much of the material in this article, which is taken directly from his latest fundraising letter to AIPAC supporters and members.

"My fellow American," Howard Friedman, President of AIPAC, begins his letter of July 30 to friends and supporters of AIPAC, "Look what you've done"! After warning that "Israel is fighting a pivotal war for its life," by which he means Israel's wanton slaughter and all-out destruction in Lebanon, Freiedman condemns "the expected chorus of international condemnation of Israel's actions" and Europe's call for "a cease-fire immediately." Then he exults: "only ONE nation in the world came out and flatly declared: Let Israel finish the job. . That nation is the United States of America--and the reason it had such a clear, unambiguous view of the situation is YOU and the rest of America Jewry." (All emphases in the original here and below.)
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Hollywood stars blast Hezbollah

hahaha | Israel gets mean and pulls out its big guns and enlists the rich and fatuous of tinseltown. Some 84 movie stars, film industry members sign statement condemning Hizbullah in Middle East. Bonus: Kids to get playstations! more...  1 Comments

Israel's Military Failure

Juan Chingo | Now more than ever we must struggle for a revolutionary working class leadership for all the masses of the Middle East, the only solution that take advantage of the weakening of the principal foundations of the pro-imperialist and Zionist regional order in a progressive direction. more...  0 Comments

NDFP calls for renewed talks in wake of Amnesty International report

Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP)-USA |
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) renewed calls for the resumption of peace negotiations, saying the government's "all-out war" against them will only "further escalate human rights violations and…further economic ruin." The call, issued by National Democratic Front (NDF) negotiating panel Chairman Luis Jalandoni came following the release of an Amnesty International (AI) report which faulted the Arroyo administration's "failure to protect individuals" for the continued killings of mostly leftist activists in the country. more...  0 Comments

Hawkins for US Senate: Peace Movement Needs to Support War Resisters

Howie Hawkins | Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for US Senate from New York, today called upon the peace movement to provide financial support to soldiers who are punished for refusing to participate in the war. Hawkins himself was a Marine who was placed in inactive reserves after basic training for the duration of his six-year enlistment due to his anti Vietnam War activism. "The refusal of individual soldiers to fight unjust wars has often been critical in stopping such wars. But such refusal often comes with a steep price – the threat of arrest, economic deprivation, and social ostracism. Many individuals join the armed forces due to a lack of alternatives to provide economic support for themselves and their loved ones. The peace movement must be willing to stand up for those who put their personal freedom and future on the line by refusing to fight a wars of aggression like Iraq and Afghanistan," noted Hawkins.
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