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image Introducing Rosa Parks Day throughout the United States of America 480_busboycottmosaic_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
The Women’s Political Council (WPC) of Montgomery, Alabama was founded in 1946 by scholar and Alabama State College professor Dr. Mary Fair Burks. The Council was a political organization meant to fight the institutionalized racism of Montgomery, Alabama, and an organization that provided leadership opportunities for women, Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was the "Patron Saint" of the Women's Political Council of Montgomery that helped change the world....
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:27PM
text Government Shutdown Solutions Could Leave Out Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico by Lydia C. Andrews
As the Senate and White House struggle to avert a government shutdown, US disaster victims from Puerto Rico to Texas worry a deal on relief and recovery aid will continue to be delayed....
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:58AM
image Court Ruling Moves Orcas Closer to Protection from Oil Tankers 480_orca-j-k_miles-ritter_by-nc-sa_1.jpg by Earthjustice
Judge finds Coast Guard’s effort to dismiss the case “misunderstands the nature of the violation and the underlying intent of the ESA”...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08PM
image Struggles of Using Legal Recourse as a Path Toward Better Prison Conditions 480_prison-abolition_1.jpg by National Lawyers Guild
It seems there could never be enough legal support to help the millions of prisoners who would benefit from having a lawyer at arms’ length. Whether it is lack of medical care, abhorrent nutrition, exposure to extreme temperatures, lack of clean water, or brutality by prison guards, there are endless inhumane conditions prisoners are forced to live through on a daily basis. The National Lawyers Guild’s National Office receives letter after letter from prisoners, mainly requesting a copy of th...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38PM
text USCPR Statement on Israeli Blacklist of Palestinian Rights Organizations by US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
WASHINGTON, DC, January 7, 2018 – Today, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) learned through media reports that it, along with 19 other organizations, including several members of USCPR’s broad national coalition, have been added to a blacklist of organizations compiled by the Israeli Strategic Affairs Ministry. The stated purpose of the blacklist is to deny members of the organizations entry into Palestine/Israel due to their support for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) tac...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:36PM
text Feds Halt Idaho Oil, Gas Lease Sale After Conservation Groups Protest by Center for Biological Diversity
BOISE, Idaho, January 18, 2018 — The Trump administration has halted an oil and gas lease sale near eastern Idaho’s Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge in response to protests from conservation groups....
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:13PM
text Tax Reform in the US: Trump's Attack on America by Soren Brandes
The tax reform of the Republicans is a blow against the welfare state. It strikes low-income persons and was prepared int he 1970s. The tax reform is profitable for Donald Trump but could cost the Republicans a re-election. The character of the tax heist (NY Times) can be understood with the help of the history of the Republican tax-cutting obsession. Public policy is different than sadism, greed and chaos....
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:09AM
image WorkWeek Radio - SA NUMSA On Trump, US Workers, Immigrants & Workers 480_haitian_workers_protest_1.jpg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek radio hears from South African Trade unionist about Trump's racist attack on Africans, Haitians and people from Latin America....
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:01PM
text Is Economic Speculation a Form of Structural Violence? by Rene Steenbock
According to neoclassical economic theory, the financial markets return to equilibrium. Problems only occur because of state intervention. Tulip bulbs were first an object of speculation at the start of the 17th century. The roaring twenties led to an enormous stock euphoria. Critics and admonishers were ignored or mocked and warning signals largely ignored. In 2018, corporations inflate their stocks in a $70 billion stock buy back program....
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:11AM
text Solidarity with the People of Tunisia by Friends Everywhere
Stand in solidarity with the People of Tunisia to fight against austerity measures. Free all the political prisoners and drop the criminal charges!...
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:12PM
image Florida prisoners begin Operation PUSH to grind prison system to a halt w/ non-cooperation 480_fighttoxicprisons_operationpush_1.jpg by Critical Resistance
The Gainesville Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) have received a statement from prisoners organizing in institutions across the state announcing a new wave of strikes by incarcerated workers in Florida beginning on January 15th, 2018. This action follows on the heels of Florida prisoners' participation in the national strike against prison slavery initiated on September 9th, 2016, and a similar wave of strikes by prisoners on Augus...
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:09PM
audio Imagine: No US Military Bases on Foreign Soil (audio/mpeg 2.9mb) by KPFA News/Ann Garrison
The United States is the largest, most lethal military power in human history, with 1000 military bases and seven geographic commands spanning the globe. That didn't stop the new Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases from holding its first "No Foreign Bases" conference at the University of Baltimore from January 12 to 14....
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:31PM
text French Railway Workers Demonstrate to Free Ahed Tamini'; BDS Victory; Oprah is Pro-Israel by Solidarity Forever
French railway workers demonstrated to free Ahed Tamini. See https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/israel-arrests-another-tamimi-teenager Do you suppose American workers will do the same on Ahed's birthday, January 31, 2018?...
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:33PM
image Statement on Israel's Blacklist 480_boycott-israel-photo-by-sainatee_suarez_1.jpg by Palestine Legal
January 08, 2018 - This weekend, Israel made public a list of 20 organizations, including five U.S.-based organizations, whose leadership is barred from entering Israel due to their support for boycotts for Palestinian rights. Israel's blacklist is a sign of desperation and the latest recognition that the grassroots movement for Palestinian rights is growing in the U.S. and around the world. It is also an alarming reminder that Israel will resort to increasingly repressive means to quash diss...
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:02PM
text Lawsuit Challenges Development That Could Doom California's Santa Ana Mountain Lions by Center for Biological Diversity
TEMECULA, Calif., January 11, 2018 — Conservation organizations sued the city of Temecula today for approving the Altair housing development, which would endanger the local mountain lion population by disrupting critical wildlife corridors. The groups include the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Mountain Lion Foundation and Cougar Connection....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:34PM
text Teachers in Mosul learn to cope with traumatised pupils by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
On a classroom whiteboard in the battered city of Mosul the words "rediscovering how to smile" outline the heartbreaking task of Iraqi teachers striving to heal their students' mental scars after brutal Islamic State group rule....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:52AM
image 2018 Year Celebration for Dr. George Washington Carver 1141d284a7042ef5f8fe484f0b13fc93--black-history-month-quotes-black-leaders.jpg by Adopted from Marilyn Jones
From the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" to Tuskegee, Alabama and on to the USDA Headquarters in Washington D.C. the 2018 Celebration of Dr. George Washington Carver is poised to be elevated his living legacy. The global reach of his innovations, sacred science and spiritual righteousness will forever preserve the legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver. We must introduce to some and reintroduced to others the legacy preserved in the blood stained red clay bricks at Tuskegee University, w...
Posted: Mon Jan 8, 2018 8:17PM
image Families Of Korean MV Stellar Daisy Appeal To Get Black Box, Full Disclosure & Safety 480_stellar_daisy_missing_seafarers_1.jpg by Korean Families of the Missing Crewmen of MV
The families of the missing Korean ship MV Stellar Daisy call for finding the black box, full disclosure and proper health and safety protection for all seafarers...
Posted: Mon Jan 8, 2018 2:52PM
text Honor Roll of BDS Organizations Banned by Zionist Israel by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Nazi Zionist Israel has been so adversely affected by the successful Boycott Divest Sanctions movement that it is now lashing out, like a wounded, dying beast, with a list of 20 organizations banned from visiting the hellhole, US military base and settler colony called Israel. This honor roll is:...
Posted: Sun Jan 7, 2018 3:14PM
image 2018 the Year for Dr. George Washington Carver 480_george_washington_carver__2__1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
75 years ago the 79th Congress, Public Law 290 was passed to designate January 5th of each year as George Washington Carver Recognition Day. 2018 we will facilitate a year long effort to forever many Dr. George Washington Carver know throughout the United States and far beyond......
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 11:12PM