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Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating - by David Bacon
The failure of Central America's economies is largely due to the North American and Central American Free Trade Agreements and their accompanying economic changes.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:13PM
Pa. Residents with Fracking-Related Health Complaints Urge Action from Attorney General - by Food & Water Watch
Harrisburg, Pa. – On July 29, individuals from around Pennsylvania who had fracking-related health complaints ignored by the state’s Department of Health (DOH) shared their stories and called on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to launch an investigation into the apparent disregard for their complaints.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:10AM
Teens accused of killing Albuquerque homeless men may be behind other attacks - by meme
Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday. A man who identified himself as the father of two of the boys said they were once homeless themselves and he had no idea what prompted the beatings. One of the boys told police they had attacked about 50 homeless people over the last few months, but had never gone that far. But ...
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:41PM
Philippine president signs law requiring tobacco companies to put graphic health warnings - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
President Benigno Aquino, a known smoker, signed the law that will require the scary warning label to cover 50% of the bottom of cigarette packs, front and back. Tens of thousands of people die each year from tobacco-related diseases in the Philippines.
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:53AM
Cyclist killed on the streets of New Orleans (audio/mpeg 4.7MB) - by m. toups
On Thursday July 17, a bicyclist was killed riding in the bike lane on St. Claude Ave at the intersection of Elysian Fields Ave.
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:12AM
Alternative Outlook Radio (audio/mpeg 54.9MB) - by James Simmons
Alternative Outlook Radio is a radical news and information radio program & podcast that brings you the latest in arts, activism, intellectual discourse, militant resistance, and beyond!
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:40PM
National Organic Standards Board Threatened by USDA Maneuvering - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. — On June 17, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The petitioners object to recent changes to the NOSB charter, renewed on May 8, 2014, that undermine the mandatory and continuing duties of the Board as established by Congress under the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:08PM
Report Unveils How DEA Blocked Research and Reclassification of Marijuana, MDMA, Others - by via MAPS
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) on June 10 released their new report, “The DEA: Four Decades of Impeding and Rejecting Science”. The report documents a decades-long pattern of systematically obstructing medical research and ignoring scientific evidence.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:03PM
Alternative Outlook Radio :: Episode 14 (audio/mpeg 54.9MB) - by James Simmons
Alternative Outlook Radio is a radical news and information radio program & podcast that brings you the latest in arts, activism, intellectual discourse, militant resistance, and beyond! Also, Alternative Outlook Radio is a collective media project, which means we depend on AND want citizen journalists and activists to appear and produce segments for this show on a rolling basis. Please email email@example.com if interested.
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:23PM
The law was struck down prohibiting people from living in vehicles in Los Angeles - by Lynda Carson
In the case Desertrain v. City of Los Angeles, the court sent a strong message all across the nation that cities cannot end homelessness, by making homelessness illegal with egregious city laws that essentially make it impossible for homeless people to survive by staying in their vehicles!
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:59PM
Affordable housing industry targets public housing for termination with RAD program - by Lynda Carson
After starving our nation's public housing program for many years with a lack of adequate funding, Congress has allowed 60,000 public housing units to be privatized and sold under the new RAD program recently. However, applications seeking commitments to privatize 180,000 public housing units have been offered by members of the so-called affordable housing industry from all across the nation!
Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:27PM
Philippines: Freedom from Corruption and Plunder on Independence Day - by KonTRA-POrk
On Independence Day, we call upon all Filipinos to take a stand and take back what is rightfully ours.
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:05AM
Victory in Barcelona: "Can Vies" Squat Solidarity Prevents Eviction - by CanViesSolidarity
Four days of demonstrations, riots, and direct actions throughout Spain after the Barcelona Squat "Can Vies" was initially attacked by police and partially destroyed have resulted in capitulation of the city government. The Squat will no longer be evicted!
Posted: Sun Jun 1, 2014 8:28AM
Israel soldiers demolished and took tents red cross gave to bedwens in Bethany - by Rami Allaria
Israel soldiers demolished and took tents red cross gave to bedwens in Bethany
Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 2:46AM
The AIDS fight back: reflection from a revolutionary - by Preston Wood
I remember in the 1980s having to sneak into the hospital to be with my partner, lover, best friend, when he lay dying. Obviously, the hospital administration didn't consider our life-partner commitment was in any way valid. He was suffering with severe pain, clogged airways, and covered with KS lesions (Karposi Sarcoma). He was confused and alone — except for me, plus comrades and friends who were always there. Photo: A New York City march in the 1980s
Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:32PM
Protesters take over Albuquerque City Council meeting - by Albuquerque PSL
On May 5 anti-police brutality activists and community members in Albuquerque effectively shut down the City Council meeting and reconvened it as a People’s Meeting, a truly unprecedented event in the recent history of Albuquerque.
Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:01PM
Santa Barbara County Fracking Ban will be on November Ballot - by Fracking News
On May 1, Santa Barbara residents turned in 20,000 signatures to the county elections office which they hope will qualify a fracking ban initiative on the November 2014 ballot.
Posted: Mon May 5, 2014 8:21AM
Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law - by ACLU
MILWAUKEE — A federal court today struck down Wisconsin's voter ID law as unconstitutional and in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenged the law on behalf of numerous Wisconsin voters, charging the measure violated the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:13PM
Landless Workers Movement: Video from the 6th MST Congress in Brazil, February 2014 - by Bay Area Delegation
A delegation of Bay Area supporters joined a couple of hundred others from across the globe and thousands of Brazilians for the 6th Movimento Sem Terra Congress in Brazil in February 2014. Here is video from the trip.
Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:53AM
Jury awards $3 million in first fracking case - by TXsharon
Today, a jury of their peers awarded Bob and Lisa Parr $3 million dollars in their fracking lawsuit against Aruba Petroleum.
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:10PM