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The Land of the Tapuya Kariri - A contemporary First Nation Story from Brazil - by Ardaga - Huu-té Dschaam Dscheu
In a few days Brazil’s voters are going to elect the president for the next four years. But nothing substantial will change, independent of the outcome. Especially concerning the trampled human and special rights of our First Nations. They are considered by the strongest lobbies as “in the way of progress” and an “anachronistic leftover”. And therefore constantly disrespected, brutalized and massacred by all those who hold economic a/o political power in our country. This report is ...
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:09AM
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel Invested 47 Million In Israel Bonds Without Ohioans' Permission - by Palestinian Rights
Josh Mandel acted outside his legal role to further enable Netanyahu violence with the largest ever purchase of Israel bonds by a state treasurer.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:49AM
Fatal encounter: Jennifer Laude meets US Marine Corps - by Walden Bello
PHILIPPINES: As I peered at Jennifer Laude’s serene face in the open casket, I saw the wound on her forehead that was barely concealed by the mortician’s make up. I did not see the bruises on her neck and shoulders, but a person familiar with the autopsy said they were severe.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:42AM
This Week in Palestine, October 17th, 2014 (audio/mpeg 6.3MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for October 11th, to the 17th, 2014.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:32PM
Summary Killings During the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine - by Amnesty International
An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:11PM
Mideast Migraines - DtSO - ending "What Price Israel" (audio/mpeg 135.1MB) - by Ren Tawil
Completion of "They Dare to Speak Out" by Paul Findley, chapter 12, "What Price Israel?"; Arabic music. Length: 1:58:02/ Date Recorded: 2014-10-11/ Location Recorded: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (138MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:45PM
World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in 2013 still ran afoul of the global trade rules. The WTO’s compliance panel decided that the goal of country of origin labels was not trade illegal, but it narrowly found that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:46PM
Lawsuit to Protect Pinto Abalone From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Poaching - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Conservation groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today of their intent to sue the agency for delaying Endangered Species Act protection for the pinto abalone, an approximately six-inch snail with an iridescent inner shell that was once common in rocky, intertidal coasts from Alaska to Baja California.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:27PM
No Redistribution Without the Social State - by Norman Wagner and Matthias Schnetzer
In Austria 30 percent of the gross domestic product is spent on social services (not including education spending)... Since the 1990s, social security has been increasingly discussed as a financial burden and less as a social achievement... The irony is that the social state is the target of austerity measures in times of economic insecurity with high unemployment and rising poverty although it is then urgently necessary.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:42AM
DAF Anarchists report from Kobane (Oct 9) after 24 days of ISIS attacks - by DAF
DAF (anarchist federation) reports on Oct 9 about the 24th day of ISIS attacks on Kobanê.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:39AM
Mideast Migraines - DtSO, What Price Israel (audio/mpeg 131.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of "They Dare to Speak Out", chapter 12 What Price Israel; music. Length: 1:54:42/ Date Recorded: 2014-10-04/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (134MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:02AM
California Leads the Way in the “Block the Boat” Movement - by Ben Norton, Counterpunch
Fighting the Occupation on the West Coast
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:27PM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Philippine Labor Party demands turnover of US Marine suspect in transgender killing - by Labor Party - Philippines
Partido Manggagawa (PM) [Labor Party - Philippines] condemns the killing of transgender woman, Jeffrey Serdoncillo Laude a.k.a. Jennifer Laude, allegedly by a US Marine participating in the Balikatan exercise in Olongapo City 11p.m. of October 11.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:32PM
Kobanê Solidarity Graffiti in West Oakland - by anonymous
Graffiti expressing solidarity with Kobanê appeared in multiple locations across West Oakland.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:29PM
U.S. Marine Suspected in Killing of Transgender Filipina - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan sends letter to US Ambassador demanding the surrender of PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:20AM
Global Movement to Ban Fracking Urges Ban Ki-moon to Reject Controversial Process - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. –Just two weeks after the largest climate march in history, over 250 groups from nearly 40 countries urged United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in a letter sent to him today (see PDF). This came on the eve of the Global Frackdown, a Food & Water Watch initiated international day of action to ban fracking on October 11th that will feature hundreds of actions on six continents, demonstrating b...
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:25PM
Mideast Migraines - They Dare to Speak Out - "Not All Jews Toe the Line" (audio/mpeg 140.2MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of "They Dare to Speak Out" by Congressman Paul Findley, chapter entitled "Not All Jews Toe the Line"; "music. Length: 2:02:31/ Date Recorded: 2014-09-13/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (144MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:03PM
Rumors Swirling About Israel's Shocking Sinai 'Endgame' Plan for Palestinians in Gaza - by Jonathan Cook, AlterNet
According to reports, the territory in Sinai would become a demilitarised Palestinian state – dubbed “Greater Gaza” – to which returning Palestinian refugees would be assigned. The Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas would have autonomous rule over the cities in the West Bank, comprising about a fifth of that territory. In return, Abbas would have to give up the right to a state in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:53PM
Stemming Mass Wildlife Extinctions Must Drive International Biodiversity Treaty - by Center for Biological Diversity
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea— As diplomats and citizens from all over the world continue gathering at the 12th Conference of the Parties for the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity this week, they face the sobering reality that wild plant and animal species throughout the planet — indeed in every country — continue to vanish at rates not seen since the dinosaur die-off 65 million years ago. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat itself, in the recent report Glob...
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:24AM