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Video of murder of Laquan McDonald by Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke (video/mp4 16.0MB) - by FTP
Chicago police just released the dashcam video of their own Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on October 20, 2014. 17-year-old Laquan was shot 16 times, with almost all of the shots fired after he already hit the ground. The video contradicts the original police claims that Laquan lunged at officers with a knife. The lying pigs described the killing as a clear-cut case of self-defense.
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:50PM
France: Sidewalk human chain proposed for route of banned Paris Climate march on Sunday - by John Englart (Takver)
Paris: Coalition Climat 21 have proposed a human chain be formed between 12 noon and 1pm along the sidewalks of the Boulevarde Voltaire from between Place de la Republique and Place de la Nation. This was the original route of the climate march that has been planned for several months for Sunday November 29 in Paris, before the French state under the State of Emergency banned all street marches following the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people.
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:45AM
Porter Ranch Area Residents Testify and Rally about SoCalGas Misconduct - by Dan Bacher
"Residents are upset that SoCalGas initially lied about the source of the leak, and then misled the public about the health risks to the community," said Alexandra Nagy of Food and Water Watch. "In addition to the investigation, in light of recent reports that the leak has resulted in staggering emissions of methane and carbon dioxide – two potent greenhouse gases – residents also recommend shutting down the aged Aliso Canyon Storage Facility."
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:08PM
No to Racism and War! - by Attac and Marx21
We must give good and equal chances to youth for education and training instead of hate campaigns and general suspicion. The left must urge welcoming refugees and opening borders instead of allowing people to drown in the Mediterranean. The Islamic State would not exist without the western wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and now in Syria. The "war on terror" has taken the lives of more than a million persons and destroyed whole societies. Whoever wants to fight IS must battle against the imperi...
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:07AM
This Week in Palestine, November 20th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 7.6MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for November 14, to the 20, 2015.
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:17PM
Natural Health And The Panacea Of Red Palm Oil - by Tomas DiFiore
Deforestation: Consume In Moderation - While the continued yearly burning of Indonesian forests and peatlands for palm plantations creates regional health hazards, new advertizing claims of red palm oil promote the health benefits to niche markets for optimum health and energy bars. And while global transnationals commit to futuristic Zero-deforestation pledges, there is also a trend of corporate restructuring and large global land grabs to increase the plantation base. Don't be confused, red...
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:15PM
Part 1 from journalist David Sheen’s lecture “the Bullet, the Ballot, and the Boycott” at (audio/mpeg 17.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
19min Part 1 from journalist David Sheen’s lecture “the Bullet, the Ballot, and the Boycott” at University of New Orleans on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:50AM
Activists vow to mobilise at Paris #COP21 climate change summit despite protest ban - by John Englart (Takver)
At a press conference in Paris on Friday afternoon activists unveiled how they would mobilize people in France to have a say despite the state of emergency that prohibts mass protests.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:06PM
Interview with WBOK Black talk radio host and cartoonist John Slade (audio/mpeg 22.3MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Janet Hays interviews the imitable John Slade - New Orleans native, black cartoonist/author of Afro Brother Spacemen, WBOK Black talk radio host
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:45AM
FDA Approves First Genetically Engineered Animal for Human Consumption Over the Objections - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2015) – Center for Food Safety today announced plans to sue the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to block the agency’s approval for sale and consumption of the genetically engineered AquaAdvantage® salmon developed by AquaBounty. The suit will be filed in coordination with other colleague plaintiffs.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:16AM
Write for Rights: Amnesty Intl USA calls for Albert Woodfox's immediate release - by Amnesty USA statement posted by A3 Coalition
Today, in conjunction with the "Write for Rights" campaign, Amnesty International USA issued an email action alert focusing on Albert Woodfox, where Amnesty reiterated the organization's call for Albert's immediate release. Along with urging supporters to add their name to Amnesty's online petition to Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell, Amnesty is also asking people to write letters to both AG Caldwell and to Albert.
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:15PM
FDA Approves Unlabeled GMO Salmon Despite Widespread Opposition from Scientists, Consumers - by via Food & Water Watch
Ignoring Calls for More Comprehensive Studies, FDA Fails to Protect Public
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:11PM
Paris Attacks - Bourgeois Terrorism - by International Communist Party - Communist Lef
statement on Paris attacks from Internationalist Communist Perspective
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:04PM
Climate change protests for November 29 and December 12 banned in Paris and France - by John Englart (Takver)
This afternoon the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, ruled that the two large climate marches in Paris and the main cities in France on November 29 and December 12 would be prohibited due to the security situation after the terrorism attack on Friday 13 November.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:54PM
Reproductive Justice: Ethics in Human Services Q&A with Deon Haywood and Dr. Wille Parker (audio/mpeg 32.6MB) - by WTUL News & Views
36 min, Deon Haywood and Dr. Wille Parker answer questions from audience members at an event organized by Social Work Students United for Reproductive Freedom (SWURF) on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Tulane University.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:06AM
Economic Crises as Sicknesses and Catastrophes - by S Puehringer, M Schnetzer and P Schreiner
The 2008 financial crisis is often wrongly described as a "state debt crisis" where cause and effect are inverted and economists and the market are released from responsibility. The Austrian economist Stephan Puehringer shows how sickness and catastrophe metaphors dominate discussion. The "patient Germany" has a "serious infection" or the German economy has been "infected." The "American crisis" is described as an "economic Tsunami." How perverse that the social state is dismantled and work...
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:14AM
Songwriter, Author, Philanthropist P F Sloan Died On Nov 16 - by Friend
Los Angeles resident P F (Philip) Sloan was born in New York in 1945. He died on Nov 16 of 2015.
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:12PM
Ataques en París - by partido comunista internacional
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:09AM
Attacks in Paris - by International Communist Party
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:52AM
Costilla County, CO Introduces GMO-Free Zone to Protect Traditional Farmers - by via Center for Food Safety
SAN LUIS, COLORADO (November 12, 2015)—THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY (CFS) is proud to support a new ordinance introduced today in Costilla County, Colorado that would establish a “Center of Origin” GMO-Free Zone of Protection to preserve the county’s unique agricultural products and traditional farming systems. The ordinance is intended to protect the county’s traditional acequia (community irrigation ditch) farmers and their land race heirloom maize varieties that are unique to the U...
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:55PM