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Belarus: President Lukashenko Vows to Prevent a Coup Similar to Ukraine - by Steven Argue
[Photo: May 2, 2012: Belarusian soldiers rehearsing for the Victory Day parade in central Minsk, Belarus. This is a celebration of the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany. 2.2 million Belarusians were murdered by the Nazi occupiers, including most of Belarus's Jews. Today, among the "democratic" reforms of the new neo-Nazi infested government of Ukraine is the legalization of the destruction of WW II memorials celebrating the heroes of WW II. Unlike U.S. allies in Kiev, the Belarusian deform...
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 11:55AM
L.A. City Council votes to write fracking moratorium - by Dan Bacher
In a historic vote, the LA City Council voted unanimously to write a moratorium on fracking. Congratulations go to all of the people who helped make this happen, including Adam Scow, Lauren Steiner, Conner Everts, Food and Water Watch and Californians Against Fracking and many others. Below is the press release from Californians Against Fracking. Photo courtesy of Food and Water Watch.
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:56PM
House Votes to Strengthen Freedom of Information Act - by Center for Effective Government
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014—The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1211, the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2014, which would strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to increase access to public information.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:53PM
Hillary Clinton Stirs Up the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy - by Bill Berkowitz
With the specter of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul, the Free Beacon, a right-wing Washington tabloid, and Citizens United's David Bossie are launching preemptive strikes against her and Bill Clinton.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:39AM
Kasich Administration Caught Up in Fracking Conspiracy Cover-up - by Sierra Club
Columbus, OH – In an attempt to bury a story about a planned administration spanning conspiracy to promote fracking in public parks, a secret communications plan was leaked by Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s administration to reporters late Friday afternoon.
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:22AM
The Koch Brothers and Libre, Their Hispanic Voter Project - by Bill Berkowitz
Hispanic conservatives, with the help of the Koch brothers, is ramping up an aggressive campaign to attract Hispanic voters as part of an ongoing effort on the right to bring more minorities into the fold.
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:29PM
Russian professor arrested for publishing political scenario - by indyradio.nu
Associate Professor Vyacheslav Dmitriyev was arrested by the Russian Federal Police on the campus of Moscow State University shortly after sharing an article online. His article posed a scenario for regime change in the Russian government. The article was removed, and Dmitriyev was taken in for questioning by the FSB, then later released, although he may yet be charged with the "publication of extremist views".
Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:09AM
The Fate of the Union - Oppose Fast Track Trade Authority - by indyradio.nu
This will be remembered as the most degenerate excuse for a report on the "State of the Union" ever made: "He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." Please do it in writing next year, as was the tradition prior to Woodrow Wilson. Meanwhile, those of us who are not delusional will fight tooth and nail to prevent "fast track" approval of behemoth trade agreement...
Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:04AM
NAFTA and the Next Phase of North American Integration - by Dana Gabriel
When NAFTA was introduced, it represented the architecture for a new international system. It became the template for future trade agreements which have been used to promote even greater corporate control. The TPP negotiations which are currently underway would expand the failed NAFTA model to even more countries. Furthermore, with the U.S., Canada and Mexico all a part of the massive trade talks, it also provides an opportunity to upgrade NAFTA without having to reopen it.
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:29PM
10 Things Pres. Obama Can Do Right Now - by www.credoaction.com
The state has a social nature and cannot only be a power and security state. The time is right for alternative economics, reducing working hours, expanding the public sector, shriveling the financial sector, community centers, and free internet books. The state cannot only be an "errand boy" for the banks (Bill Moyers). Without the social contract (Rousseau), we become wolves to one another (Hobbes).
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:12PM
New York's Zionist Mayor - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:45PM
National Methane Emissions (Frac Farts) How The OMB Bureaucracy Delays EPA - by Tomas DiFiore
Drought conditions haven't affected the California Oil and Gas industry sector. In this piece, I tie together, the need for CEQA, a stronger EPA, the increasing Radiation Levels In Texas Water Wells data routinely hidden from EPA through State Primacy by conspiracy for 20 years, and how Colorado had more than one spill a day in 2013 over 130 that impacted ground and surface waters. Will water issues make it into the Department of Conservation Environmental Impact Report on Oil and Gas Well St...
Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:23AM
January is STOP The TPP Fast Track "TPA (Trade Promotion Authority) Month" - by Tomas DiFiore
It is critical that we STOP FAST TRACK NOW. 12 United States Senators have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opposing renewing the “Trade Promotion Authority” or fast track authority. Specifically mentioned in the context of that opposition is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a trade bill that shreds national sovereignty as well as labor, environmental, and financial regulations. Food labeling and Country Of Origin Labeling under the TPP: 2 proposals by 12 member St...
Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:04PM
Sen Jud Committee Hearing on NSA bulk surveillance shows everyone agrees it shoud continue (audio/mpeg 3.6MB) - by Kellia Ramares-Watson/KPFA-FM
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in which members of the President's Review Group on communications technologies were invited to discuss their recommendations for reform of the NSA's bulk telephony metadata surveillance program. It is clear that Senators from both sides of the aisle and al the members of the witness panel believe the program should continue, even though it has not contributed significantly to terrorism investigations. (04:54)
Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:12PM
Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - Environment Chapter - by Wikileaks.org
Today, January 15, 2014, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter (see PDF) and the corresponding Chairs' Report. The TPP transnational legal regime would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 40 per cent of global GDP and one-third of world trade. The Environment Chapter has long been sought by journalists and environmental groups. The released text dates from the Chief Negotiators' summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-...
Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:05PM
Ariel Sharon, Israel, Cuba & the Democrats - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
When I heard the news that Democrat Obama was praising the Butcher of Sabra & Shatila, Ariel Sharon, I was not surprised. After all the Democrats and the Republicans are both 100% pro-Israel parties at every level of office. They are both also 100% anti-Cuba parties, with every single president, Democrat and Republican, supporting the embargo of Cuba since 1959, fining European banks hundreds of millions of dollars for doing business with Cuba.
Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:31PM
Seattle City Council Socialist Kshama Sawant's inauguration speech on January 6, 2014 - by reposted
New Seattle Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant on January 6, 2014 made a statement on her inauguration as the first socialist and Trotskyist elected to a major city in the United States since the 1930's.
Posted: Tue Jan 7, 2014 11:24AM
Cubans celebrate 55 years since overthrow of Batista - by Gloria La Riva
On Jan. 1, mass celebrations took place throughout Cuba to mark 55 years since the hated dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on Jan. 1, 1959 and a new dawn arose with the Cuban people in power.
Posted: Thu Jan 2, 2014 9:32AM
Socialist International honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela - by Socialist International (SI)
The Socialist International is deeply moved by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the man who, representing the struggle for freedom of an entire nation, became a symbol for justice, reconciliation and peace for the entire world.
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:45PM
On the passing of Comrade Nelson Mandela - by Citizens Action Party (Akbayan)
Mandela has served as a symbol of strength and hope for South Africa and the world. As one of the leaders of the African National Congress (ANC), Mandela was at the forefront of the movement for national liberation for the black majority in South Africa. He was eventually detained by the apartheid regime for his participation in the national liberation movement and was imprisoned for 27 years. Despite such hardship, his dream of freedom for his people never ceased.
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:58PM