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10/28 women's resistance against war & occupation

WAIL | 28 OCTOBER 2006, Saturday, 6:30-9:30PM
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Manhattan, NYC

suggested donation: $5

feminist puppet theater . stylings of the granny peace brigade . music . comedy . readings . interviews . poetry . networking . prizes . open mic . and more . we’ll have food & drinks more...  0 Comments

BTL:US Sends Warships to Iran, Pre-Election Attack Possible

Between the Lines' Scott Harris | U.S. Sends Warships to Iran, Pre-Election Attack Possible

Interview with journalist David Lindorff, conducted by Scott Harris

Even as North Korea conducted a nuclear weapons test, setting-off worldwide condemnation, the Bush administration had deployed a naval strike group to the Straits of Hormuz off the Iranian coast. The war ships, scheduled to arrive in the Straits on Oct. 21, include the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier U.S.S. Eisenhower, a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, submarine and supply ship. The mission of this armada is not known, but there are reports that angry naval officers within the Eisenhower Strike Group have told antiwar retired officers that their ships are being sent to launch a military attack against Iran.

There is no confirmation that President Bush has ordered such an attack and it could be a bluff designed to intimidate Iran. But if an October attack is carried out, the timing suggests that influencing the outcome of the November congressional election -- where Republicans are on the ropes -- may be a primary strategic goal. Critics warn that such a U.S. pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear research facilities would likely set off a wider war inside Iraq and throughout the Middle East, where Iran's allies are capable of launching counterattacks against U.S. targets.

Both Time magazine and investigative journalist Dave Lindorff have written stories about the debate within the Bush administration over U.S. policy toward Iran and the concurrent deployment of the U.S.S. Eisenhower to waters off the Iranian coast. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Dave Lindorff who discusses the possible war scenario described in his article, "War Signals?" which appeared on the The Nation magazine website in September.

Dave Lindorff is co-author of the book, "The Case for Impeachment, The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office." To read his articles online visit Dave's website at:

 http://www.thiscantbehappening.net

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"War Signals," by Dave Lindorff in The Nation

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Northeast Socialist Conference: October 28-29

ISO | BUILD the Left – FIGHT the Right!

Northeast Socialist Conference

October 28-29, 2006



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THIS SATURDAY: WHY (NOT TO) VOTE Aronowitz et al. debate why we should or should not vote

Alex Gourevitch | This is a teach-in in anticipation of the upcoming mid-term elections. Why (Not To) Vote? will examine what voting means and what it's worth in an age marked by terror and diminished expectations. How do we think about voting when the options seem so narrow but few alternative forms of political action seem available? Nobody wants to be mistaken for the merely apathetic non-voter, but voting for the 'least worst' option is hardly an inspiring use of our ballot. Can one be against voting in the name of real democracy, or is that a substanceless, radical pose that makes a mockery of hard won political rights? more...  0 Comments

League Of Women Voters Withdraws Support For Pro-War Senate Debate

Ruth | FLASH BULLETIN OCT. 18. 2006 FROM NEW YORK STATE more...  2 Comments

Radical Feminist Silvia Federici to speak @ Bluestockings 10/28

the kids | Silvia on the 28th of October, and two other great events. more...  0 Comments

Please join us for the 1st Annual David Dellinger Lecture on Nonviolence

War Reisters League | "Resistance to War in a Volunteer Army"

7 - 9 pm . Thursday, October 19, 2006
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York City
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CPP warns against use of Philippines as staging ground for US war against DPR-Korea

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today denounced the current large-scale military exercises being conducted jointly in various areas in Luzon and Palawan by US and Philippine as a "continuing transgession against Philippine independence and sovereignty." At the same time, the CPP warned against use of Philippine territory as a staging ground or support base for any possibility of US military aggression against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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The Taliban Aren't Gone, Women Haven't Been Liberated

Sharon Smith | The October 7 anniversary of the war on Afghanistan passed virtually unnoticed on U.S. soil. Mainstream news outlets spared the Bush administration the embarrassment of accounting for the subsequent fate of Afghanistan's 30 million people five years after the U.S. launched the first "regime change" in its never-ending war on terror.
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TEACH-IN AGAINST WAR ON TERROR SAT., FEBRUARY 25 CUNY GRAD CENTER

Alex Gourevitch | This is a teach-in in anticipation of the upcoming mid-term elections. Why (Not To) Vote? will examine what voting means and what it's worth in an age marked by terror and diminished expectations. How do we think about voting when the options seem so narrow but few alternative forms of political action seem available? Nobody wants to be mistaken for the merely apathetic non-voter, but voting for the 'least worst' option is hardly an inspiring use of our ballot. Can one be against voting in the name of real democracy, or is that a substanceless, radical pose that makes a mockery of hard won political rights? more...  1 Comments

Beneath the Whited Sepulcher: A Review of My Name is Rachel Corrie

Stanley W. Rogouski | Bringing the play to New York City would present difficulties not encountered in London. Last April, James Nicola decided to stage the play at the New York Theater Workshop, apparently without having familiarized himself with the explosive nature of the subject matter. He backed down at the first sign of trouble and cancelled the production. At this point, the liberal and progressive community in New York City and in the country as a whole, who had been strangely silent about Corrie’s death two years earlier, decided to take notice and a grassroots movement began staging the parts of the play in town squares and on college campuses across the country. It culminated in a massive rally at Riverside Cathedral presided over by Amy Goodman and what seemed to be the collective presence of New York City’s radical left. Finally, in October, Rickman and Katherine Viner were able to stage My Name is Rachel Corrie at the tiny Minetta Lane Theater in the West Village, and Rachel Corrie’s ghostly presence rises from the grave and speaks. more...  4 Comments

NYC Anti-War Protest, Oct. 5: Bush Must Go

by Micahel Rundle (repost) | NEW YORK — Instead of joining her friends in school yesterday Carissa Hernandez tried to start a revolution.

Like dozens of New York’s high-school students Hernandez, 14, walked out of class, picked up placards and banners and took to the streets of Midtown to call for the removal of President Bush from office.

The demonstration in New York, led by the protest group World Can’t Wait, stretched for up to five blocks along Second Avenue yesterday afternoon while en route to a rally at Union Square. It was one of more than 200 protests that took place in cities around the country.

And on the front line of the march Hernandez and her fellow students wore orange jumpsuits, covered themselves in stickers, badges and face paint, and chanted Vietnam-era protest songs as they urged the crowd forward. more...  0 Comments

UN vote: US slave state Guatemala vs independent Venezuela

Henk Ruyssenaars + Xinhua | The Bolton-bulldozered UN, with it's sell outs at the top, must be bribed, threatened and forced in whatever way possible to vote for a seat for US slave state Guatemala. For humanity, brutes like Bolton and his greedy ilk are deadlier than the pest. more...  0 Comments

SP-NYC Statement on Lynne Stewart

SP-NYC | this lifelong fighter for the little justice the US constitution demands, gets her reward from our government. more...  0 Comments

Behind the love/hate relationship of China and the U.S.

James Cooke | A zealous distrust of China is something most American’s learn at an early age. The lessons include stunning visuals of atrocities, complete with attacks on helpless Tibetan monks and nuns, fearless democracy-seeking students staring down advancing tanks, and innumerable horrors of life within the totalitarian ‘communist’ society (yes they are still calling themselves that, and yes our government still clings to the word— as an abusive epithet— in a McCarthy-like attempt to browbeat). China cannot be defended if one is on the side of democracy, equality, and freedom, but neither can many of the US’ allies, past and present, who’ve had similar records (the US itself is looking more and more like China every day). Because China is outside the domain of US dominance, it is viewed as a competitor, and a threat; therefore, Chinese human-rights violations are a god-send for the White House PR staff, who look for any reason to conjure fear and create misgivings towards a country who, for purely economic reasons, is the prime candidate to face the US in World War III. more...  0 Comments

Stewart Supporters Rally on Eve of Sentencing

David Ferris | One day before Lynne Stewart is scheduled to be sentenced for providing “material support” to terrorists, several hundred supporters, family members, and colleagues of the radical activist lawyer rallied at Riverside Church Sunday evening in a spirited demonstration of solidarity and support. Standing before a banner reading, “We love you Lynne, and everything you stand for,” they celebrated Stewart’s dedication to human rights and urged leniency and mercy in the judge’s decision, which they hoped would result in a non-custodial sentence.
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Oaxaca at the crossroads

Martín Juárez | If these [Mexico City] agreements are imposed, it would signify the surrender of the Oaxaca commune to the state forces, in accordance with the program of the most class collaborationist sectors of the APPO leadership and of Section 22 of the Teachers Union. more...  0 Comments

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS:Can We Call It Genocide Now?

STOP | The Bush regime is proceeding exactly as the Nazi regime proceeded. more...  0 Comments

Pro-War Hillary Clinton, What Are The Alternatives?

Steven Argue | Hillary Clinton has voted for every war the United States has carried out since she came into office in 2000, including the Iraq war. She also voted to take away our civil liberties by supporting the “Patriot Act” and its renewal. Hillary Clinton, like many Democrats, has also pounded the war drum for the racist Zionist state of Israel even louder than the Republicans. In addition she voted for the anti-immigrant wall. So what are the alternatives?
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DU - YOU DON'T HAVE TO INHALE OR INGEST IT FOR IT TO MAKE YOU SICK

Elaine A. Hunter | Ignored US Government and Military data that DU munitions are harming the health of workers, both civilian and military,national and international, while they are in transit or just sitting around waiting to be used in battle.
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