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This Week in Palestine, July 3rd, 2015 (audio/mpeg 8.7MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for June 27th, to the July 3rd, 2015.
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 12:18AM
Oaxaca teachers visit Bay Area and disscuss reform on Settingthestandard (audio/x-wav 249.0MB) - by paz
Oaxaca teachers visit Bay Area and discuss reform in Mexico on Settingthestandard, and are in the Bay area doing a speaking tour.
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 4:31PM
Mideast Migraines - Dismantling D Washington, UCSC presentation, part II (audio/mpeg 131.8MB) - by Ren Tawil
Completion of critique of the so-called Rev. Dumisani Washington's talk/PPP on May 21 at University of California, attempting to link the words of M. L. King Jr. with a defense of Israel and Zionism; music of Arab Americans & Musicians of the Nile. Length: 1:55:08/ Date Recorded: 2015-06-01/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (135MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:54PM
Unconditional Anti-Oppression: The Rise of Anti-Speciesism in the Anarchist Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
Negotiation is over. Moving beyond liberal veganism.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:50PM
Mideast Migraines - "Pastor" Dumisani Washington, a critique (audio/mpeg 129.4MB) - by Ren Tawil
An overview of Christian Zionist Dumisani Washington's presentation at UCSC, May 21st; music by Aza. Length: 1:53:05/ Date Recorded: 2015-05-25/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (133MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:37PM
Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
70th Anniversary of the UN Charter and Mural Unveiling - by D. Boyer
On Friday June 26th 2015, a 70th Anniversary Celebration of the signing of the UN Charter was held in San Francisco’s City Hall. Pics and video from that event. Sorry the photos were taken with an iPhone only.
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:45AM
This Week in Palestine, June 26th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 9.7MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for June 20th, to the 26th, 2015.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:31PM
Nepal Post Earthquake Aid Falls Short of Goals No Debt Relief Pledged at Nepal Recovery C - by Sophia Har
This week's Nepal donor conference pledged $4.4 billion in aid to Nepal, short of the $6.6 billion Nepal requested for earthquake recovery. About half of the total financing is loans and half is grants. Nepal did not receive any pledges of debt relief while world leaders gathered in Kathmandu. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday Nepal will not qualify for its new emergency debt relief trust fund.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:53PM
Pacific Island Nations threaten legal action against major climate polluters - by John Englart (Takver)
The Pacific Declaration for Climate Justice signed by several Pacific Nations on June 8, 2015, threatens legal action to recover damages against major greenhouse gas polluters that have contributed to climate change.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:48AM
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline the decline and fall of nuclear power
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:22PM
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid - by Sophia Har
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be Part of Nepal Recovery Plan
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:47PM
Dutch Court orders Nethelands to cut climate change emissions by 25 percent by 2020 - by John Englart (Takver)
A Dutch court in a landmark legal case brought by 886 citizens has just handed down a verdict that the Netherlands Government has the legal duty of care and human rights obligation to take effective measures against climate change. Further, the court ordered that a minimum 25% reduction of CO2 emissions, based on 1990 levels, must be accomplished by 2020 by the Dutch government in accordance with IPCC scientific recommendations for industrial countries.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:33AM
Pakistan: Heatwave Deaths rise in Karachi during Ramadan - by John Englart (Takver)
Pakistan is suffering a scorching heatwave with temperatures peaking near 47 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) away from the coast. The port city of Karachi has recorded temperatures of 45 degrees with an escalating official death toll now numbering near 800 people.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:22AM
Mideast Migraines - Latest BDS & Legislation (audio/mpeg 132.0MB) - by Ren Tawil
Dangerous legislation to sanction censorship on California campuses impending in Sacramento; likewise in DC regarding "fast-track" on TPP; Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream cops out on Mideast peace; why Some People See Ghosts; ICC to hear Mavi Marmara victims; "Arabic Beat" music. Length: 1:55:18/ Date Recorded: 2015-05-11/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (135MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:01PM
Mideast Migraines - The Cossacks Aren't Coming: Ha'aretz series on European Jewish Emigrat (audio/mpeg 129.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Selections from Ha'aretz series on European Jewish emigration; killing in Gaza, saving in Nepal; music from Putumayo -- "Arabic Beat" Length: 1:52:56/ Date Recorded: 2015-05-04/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (132MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:39PM
Romero Institute Calls for Pope Francis to Revoke the Doctrine of Discovery - by via The Romero Institute
The Romero Institute, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based 501(c)3 and heir to the famed Christic Institute, celebrates the release of Laudato Si', Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, but insists the Catholic Church must do more to reverse the entrenched and systemic injustices that persist as a result of its policies.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:16PM
Cindy Sheehan On The Point Of Global Solidarity - by repost
Cindy Sheehan in Japan talks about the need for global solidarity against war
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:09AM
MANILA – ‘Morong 43’ arrest, detention illegal — CHR - by Janess Ann Ellao
Five years since the arrest, detention and release of the 43 health workers dubbed as the “Morong 43,” the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has finally issued a resolution stating that state forces violated the rights of the health workers.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:21AM
TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracy and the Public Interest - by W Raza. H Schmitz and T Konicz
TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. A parallel private arbitration system allows three corporate lawyers to serve as judges. Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIA describes the TTIP as “secret tribunals” where only “foreign investors” can sue. Frank Bsirske Of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty from states and communities to corporations. Labor and environmental regulations can be chilled or invalidated a...
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:55AM