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The Lone Gunman vs. Common Sense - by Daniel Borgström
some thoughts on the assassination
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:33PM
Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup - by Walden Bello
Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, anti-democratic agenda
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:46AM
Uganda close to claiming UN General Assembly Presidency (audio/mpeg 1.4MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 06.08.2014
Despite corruption, foreign aggression, and homophobia finally codified in Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, the Ugandan Foreign Minister is about to become President of the UN General Assembly. Even if elected on Wednesday, June 11th, however, he can be recalled.
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:20AM
California’s Top-Two Primary Eliminates Third-Party Rivals - by repost
By eliminating party primaries, Top Two increased the cost of running for office – and the need for early big money – for candidates from all parties. Candidates now have to campaign to the entire electorate in June as well as in November (assuming they manage to reach the general election). That means the role of money in California politics has only increased as a result of Top Two, making it even easier for “the 1%” to buy elections.
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:52AM
Former Philippine President Arroyo does not deserve bail - Akbayan - by Walden Bello
I was interviewed in a current affairs program last week, and according to reports following that program, I agreed that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo should be granted bail. It is unfortunate that these reports misrepresent my statements in the interview.
Posted: Mon Jun 9, 2014 2:11AM
Socialists Trip Over Class Line in Electoral Politics - by Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer
With the election season beginning to gear up, some socialist groups are starting to weigh in on the debate over which candidates should be supported and why it is important to support them.
Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:07PM
Why the Green Party Opposes Proposition 42 - by reader
"The Green Party is concerned that Governor Brown and the state legislature are using various tactics - like Propositions 30 and 42, as well as the termination of redevelopment agencies without backfilling funding for cities to meet their housing element mandates - to create the illusion that the state is fiscally sound, and its structural deficit has been addressed. In reality, the state too often shifts the burden for its responsibilities to local government, without ensuring funding for th...
Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 11:21AM
Trilateral Defense Ministers Meeting Continues to Build North American Security Framework - by Dana Gabriel
Increased U.S. interest in continental defense continues to have an impact on Canadian and Mexican security policy. Under the guise of stopping drug and illicit arms trafficking, the U.S. seeks to further extend its military and security apparatus into other regions.
Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 6:48AM
Julie Schwarma Harris (audio/mpeg 35.4MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Julie Schwarma Harris of the Legislative Women's Agenda (LAW) talks about current pending legislation that should be concerning to everyone especially women.
Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:44AM
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
Voters Approve Independence For Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Unarmed young man murdered by Ukrainian National Guard in Krasnoarmeysk for trying to cast his vote on May 11th.]
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:11PM
U.S. / EU Backed Neo-Nazis Murder 116 in Odessa; Referendums in Donetsk & Luhansk May 11 - by Steven Argue
[Photo: May 8th press conference of the Donetsk People’s Republic announcing plans to carry out the scheduled May 11 referendum. Credit Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images]
Posted: Thu May 8, 2014 1:00PM
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
A Strange, Solless Man and His Utterly Failed Presidency - by John Chuckman
How vividly I remember the photos of Obama in Berlin during his campaign in 2008: streets literally flooded with people keen to get a glimpse of a promising young politicia
Posted: Tue May 6, 2014 12:03PM
May 2, 2014 A Day That Shall Live in Infamy - by Never Forgive, Never Forget
On May 2, 2014, 39 people died in the Odessa House of Trade Unions in a terrible fire set by fascist friends of Democrat Obama and Republican McCain. The argument that the Democrats somehow prevent fascism has been eliminated; they support fascism, the same as the Republicans. In fact, both the Democrats and Republicans proudly announce they have no difference in foreign policy and they both support the Nazi and Confederate flag wavers in Ukraine. These fascists now sit in power in Ukraine...
Posted: Sat May 3, 2014 8:57PM
Mimi Soltysik Steps Up to Run as a Socialist for State Assembly in LA County - by Jonathan nack
Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik campaigning at a Socialist Party literature table. Campaign photo When the local SP looked at the possibility of running a campaign, they decided that the time is now to, “step up, to speak out, and to share the ideas, to put them out into the public dialog. And to step up to the Democrats and Republicans,” said Soltysik.
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:18PM
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
“Markets are a Terrible Master,” Says President Rafael Correa of Ecuador - by Jonathan Nack
We believe in society with markets, but society must govern the markets... Markets [are] a very good servant, but a terrible master,” said Pres. Correa, during a wide ranging interview with Rose.
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:44AM
NLG Releases Report on Government Spying on Legal Profession, Launches FBI FOIA Project - by National Lawyers Guild
NEW YORK -- A new report by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Breach of Privilege: Spying on Lawyers in the United States (see PDF), brings to light the government’s long history of covert surveillance of attorneys and their activist clients. The release also marks the launch of a new NLG Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) project that seeks to recover FBI files on individual Guild members as exposed by the 1977 case, National Lawyers Guild v. Attorney General of the United States.
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:28AM
SB 1388-First, They Came for the Johns..... - by By Christina A. DiEdoardo, Esq.*
Although SB1338 is supposedly intended to target those who purchase commercial sex, it is sex workers who will likely pay the higher price if it becomes law in its current form... The bill gives law enforcement a direct and inappropriate incentive to entrap people ... [and] only makes sense if one believes that the best way to “protect” sex workers is to make their jobs as dangerous as possible in an attempt to deter them from the path they have chosen.
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:57PM