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Germany-- govt response to nuclear accident test results in chaos - by Klaus
A secret largescale simulation of an atomic disaster at a German nuclear power plant in Lingen ended in disaster on 17 September because crisis managers at national and state levels fought over responsibilities. The shocking outcome was revealed by the investigative daily newspaper, taz in October, citing 1,000 pages of internal ministerial protocols and files. In a real situation a radioactive cloud would have moved southeast from Lingen across Osnabrück, Steinfurt, Warendorf, Gütersloh an...
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:57AM
Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity! NOV. 01, 2014 - by Layla
The so-called international coalition to fight the ISIS, have not helped Kurdish resistance effectively despite witnessing the ongoing genocide committed against Kobanê. They have not fulfilled their real international legal obligations. Some of the countries in the coalition, especially Turkey, are among financial and military supporters of the ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Therefore a Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity is vital. If the world wants democracy i...
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:24AM
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
Ferguson Police Chief apologizes; Michael Brown's family unmoved (audio/mpeg 1.9MB) - by KPFA Weekend News
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson issued a video apology to the family of slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, but Brown's family was unmoved. They were in Washington D.C. seeking federal assistance in the investigation and prosecution of the police officer who shot their son. Mesha Irizarry, who lost her own son to police violence, spoke to KPFA.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:27PM
Kurds resisting despite massive ISIS onslaught - by S
After losing lots of ground in the initial days of the ISIS attack on Kobane, the Kurds seem to have fought ISIS to a standstill today, killing 8 ISIS for every YPG/YPJ soldier killed. The front has, however, moved dangerously close (about 15km) to downtown Kobane where all of the civilians in the region have taken refuge, meaning Kobane is now in range of most types of ISIS artillery. If Kobane falls, the other anticapitalist revolutionary kurdish areas may be next, and there will be no pro...
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:12AM
Gambia: President should reject homophobic law - by Amnesty International
President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on September 9. The measure would further add to the climate of fear for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Gambia.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:54AM
Brazilian Black Bloc -- still resisting (video/mp4 35.3MB) - by Support your local Black Bloc
Introdução ao Black Bloc -- Introduction to the Black Bloc Brazilian activists are embracing the Black Bloc tactic which proved very successful and appreciated by non-Bloc protesters against austerity (the teacher's union sent a formal thank you to the local Black Bloc for protecting their march from police attack).
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 3:54PM
Railroad Worker Jen Wallis On Health And Safety, Rail Labor, One Man Crews And Warren Buff - by Labor Video Project
BNSF railroad worker Jen Wallis who is also a member of Railroad Workers United RWU and the IBT BLET Division 238 in Seattle, Washington talks about her experiences as an injured worker and health and safety advocate and whistleblower at the railroad owned by billionaire Warren Buffet.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:54AM
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
Locks Glued at Portland (OR) Retailer Paxton Gate - by Animal Liberation Press Office
On the early morning of April 14th, Paxton Gate, Portland had its locks filled with liquid steel. Paxton Gate profits from the sale of mutilated animal corpses, including fur farmed silver fox tails. Also many of the dead animals sold by this company were killed by trapping. A brutal practice in which trapped animals will sometimes suffer for days until they are finally killed by hunters or succumb to their wounds.
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:21PM
Apple, the State and Social Rights - by Mark Fliegauf and Hans Springstein
Apple only gained its profits with the iPhone because of state promotion and investment in the Internet and language recognition software. The state faces a revenue crisis in part because Apple, Google and dominant corporations transfer tens of billions in profits to tax havens and dummy Irish corporations. The 8-hour day was only achieved through organization and struggle.
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:01AM
May Day marches around the United States - by Liberation News staff
In recent years International Worker's Day, which originated in the United States, has been revived as a day of militant working class protest in this country. Following are reports from the streets from Liberation News reporters. (Photo: Washington, D.C. May 1, photo by Immigrants and Refugee)
Posted: Thu May 8, 2014 4:24PM
They Should Have Given Us Bavaria! - by Joan Annsfire
The anniversary of the founding of Israel is a heart-rending event for many Americans of Jewish descent.
Posted: Wed May 7, 2014 12:05PM
Federal Court: West Hollywood Prohibition on Fur Sales Stands - by The Humane Society
A federal court has upheld the City of West Hollywood’s municipal prohibition on the sale of animal fur apparel. Chief Judge George H. King wrote the opinion for the United States District Court for the Central District of California, dismissing a constitutional challenge filed by a retailer to the ordinance.
Posted: Tue May 6, 2014 7:40PM
Israel Wants Temple Mount Control - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:49AM
Pro-Vivisection Website Hacked - by Animal Liberation Press Office
A long time ago PwnedSecurity Team Canada gained access to a propaganda website in the uk run by Understanding Animal Research (UAR). Instead of a typical defacement of the website which would be quickly noticed and undone we decided to be more subtle.
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:49AM
Hong Kong Dockers Strike & Struggles: Report By Stephan Chan and Wong Yu Loy - by Labor Video Project
Two Hong Kong trade unionists spoke in San Francisco about the struggle of the Hong Kong Dock Workers Union and their 40 day strike in 2013.
Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:02AM
Militarization of the police: Confront police brutality through organized mass action - by Nazila Bijari
Wearing full body armor and armed with assault weapons, SWAT teams’ tactics make it much more likely that people will be killed. Using no-knock raids, they rush into a resident’s home by breaking the door. Immediately upon entry, they commonly use “flash-bang” grenades, which render people temporarily blind and deaf. Naturally, the targets of such raids might assume that their home is under attack by criminals. If the residents are armed and try to defend themselves, they are likely t...
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 4:05PM
AFL-CIO Report “NAFTA at 20” Sums Up Trade Deals’ Impact - by AFL-CIO
(Washington, DC) The AFL-CIO on March 27 issued a report, NAFTA at 20 (see PDF), which summarizes the unfortunate experiences of workers in Mexico, Canada and the United States in the twenty years following passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). With the NAFTA model proving to be the template for additional trade deals in the past two decades and the Obama administration negotiating two massive trade deals, this report is particularly timely.
Posted: Tue Apr 1, 2014 1:10PM