War & Peace
WAIL | 28 OCTOBER 2006, Saturday, 6:30-9:30PM
Between the Lines' Scott Harris | U.S. Sends Warships to Iran, Pre-Election Attack Possible
ISO | BUILD the Left – FIGHT the Right!
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
Ruth | FLASH BULLETIN OCT. 18. 2006 FROM NEW YORK STATE more... 2 Comments
the kids | Silvia on the 28th of October, and two other great events. more... 0 Comments
War Reisters League | "Resistance to War in a Volunteer Army"
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).
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.
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
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
by Micahel Rundle (repost) | NEW YORK — Instead of joining her friends in school yesterday Carissa Hernandez tried to start a revolution.
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 | this lifelong fighter for the little justice the US constitution demands, gets her reward from our government. more... 0 Comments
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
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.
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
STOP | The Bush regime is proceeding exactly as the Nazi regime proceeded. more... 0 Comments
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?
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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