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image This week - nuclear and climate news 480_shellenberger_spins_2.jpg by Christina Macpherson
As nations sign up at present, at United Nations, to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the Treaty is due to come into force later, when 50 signed members have ratified it. 122 countries out of the 193 UN member nations approved the draft treaty in July....
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:14AM
image What to Make of Germany’s Ban of Linksunten Indymedia 480_freiburg-linksunten-indymedia-solidarity_1.jpg by Greg Macdougall
The criminalization of radical movement media like linksunten reveals the threat our communications face under increasingly authoritarian conditions. Various Indymedias have seen this pattern in other forms since the network’s founding at the 1999 protests in Seattle against the World Trade Organization – raids, seizures of webservers, and attacks on Indymedia centres established to cover summit protests. The German case indicates the extent to which existing legal structures can be harnessed...
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:47PM
text Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” Mattis visits Google and Amazon by Ande Damon / WSWS (repost)
With the United States closer to nuclear conflict than at any point since the end of the Cold War, US Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis visits Seattle and Silicon Valley to further cement government alliances with big tech firms....
Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:15AM
image PEACE vigil: Stop Funding Saudi War Crimes 480_yemenamnesty3_1.jpg by Curt
American weapons have been used to commit gross violations and helped to precipitate a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, says Amnesty International’s Lynn Maalouf. "Defense" companies are making a killing. Literally....
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:55PM
text Day 40 Palestinian Hunger Strike in Israeli Jails: Military Embargo on Israel Proposed by Stop US Aid to Israel
1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike for 40 days as of May 26, 2017...
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 8:58PM
text Chelsea Manning is Free by Power to the People
Chelsea Manning, who exposed American war crimes in Iraq, as she was required to do by the Nuremberg Principles when a member of the US military, is free. She was released at 2 a.m. Central Time from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas....
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:37AM
text San Diego "strike force" still heading to Korea by Michael Steinberg
If anything can be believed from anyone in the Trump regime, the US "strike group" led by the the San Diego based aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is indeed heading for the Korean Peninsula....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:01PM
text San Diego warships leading charge against North Korea by Michael Steinberg
US Navy warships based in San Diego are moving towards North Korean waters as tensions rise across the region...
Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:26PM
text Imprint of Hope Are Making Iraq Great and Beautiful by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
In addition to decorating the city’s walls, Imprint of Hope also paints orphanages, nurseries and public buildings, including a children’s cancer hospital....
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:45AM
audio Getting Into Trouble with Franklin Lopez of SubMedia (audio/mpeg 63.1mb) by It's Going Down
SubMedia is releasing a brand new monthly show entitled Trouble. This month's featured struggle is the #NoDAPL fight at Standing Rock....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:19PM
text Caution: Don't Glorify Obama's Record in the Era of Trump by Sheila Carrillo
Description of how my initial fears about an Obama presidency--his campaign pledges to send more troops to Afganistan, his support of the Death Penalty and Charter Schools played out during his presidency. The importance of not glamorizing the militarism and neoliberal policies that characterized his term in office, in light of the monster administration that it led to....
Posted: Sat Feb 4, 2017 6:49AM
image Chomsky at MIT: Between the war scientists and the anti-war students 480_chomsky-police-confront-student-picket-mit-nov-1969_1.jpg by Chris Knight
It is now fifty years since Noam Chomsky published his celebrated article, 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals'. Few other writings had a greater impact on the turbulent political atmosphere on US campuses in the 1960s. The essay launched Chomsky's political career as the world's most intransigent and cogent critic of US foreign policy - a position he has held to this day....
Posted: Fri Jan 6, 2017 10:08AM
text 2 Hawks chirping as Doves at Pearl Harbor photo-op by DLi
75 years after the Japanese "surprise" attack on Pearl Harbor, Prime Minister Abe of Japan and POTUS 44 Obama performed the latest act of their Corporate-bin-Laden "give peace a chance" charade. After laying wreaths at the USS Arizona Memorial--ostensibly to honor some 2,300 sacrificial sailors from the opening salvo of the Imperialistic Pacific War back in 1941--the 2 titular heads of Japan and the US waxed eloquently about old enemies becoming new "partners for peace."...
Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:24AM
text Chomsky at MIT: Between the war scientists and the anti-war students by Chris Knight
It is now fifty years since Noam Chomsky published his celebrated article, 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals'. Few other writings had a greater impact on the turbulent political atmosphere on US campuses in the 1960s. The essay launched Chomsky's political career as the world's most intransigent and cogent critic of US foreign policy - a position he has held to this day....
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:52AM
image Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock 480_national_nurses_united_standing_rock_nodapl.jpg by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United Press Release, 12/2/16...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:23PM
text Fidel Castro 1926-2016 by Que Viva La Revolucion Cubana
This time it is true. The leader of La Primer Tierra Libre De Las Americas, the First Free Territory of the Americas, as Radio Havana Cuba describes Cuba, Fidel Castro, has died at age 90. The many previous announcements were the usual lies of the CIA which tried many times and failed to kill Fidel and destroy the Cuban Revolution....
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:12PM
image Injerencia de Washington en Bolivia 480_mural_retrato_de_un_pueblo__solon_romero__1.jpg by Luis Fernando Gonzales Guardia*
La intromisión norte-americana en Bolivia es puesta en evidencia por periodistas, intelectuales y ciudadanos. Hoy en día son imperceptibles pero están latentes las connotaciones de estrategias avanzadas de la Guerra de Cuarta Generación, enmarcadas en la guerra psicológica, la manipulación informativa, la desinformación y el control de los medios de comunicación, con un influjo gravitante en el internet y las redes sociales....
Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:12PM
image #DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump 480_no-peaceful-transition-disrupt-j20_1.jpg by NO PEACEFUL TRANSITION
We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies....
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:23PM
image Hawaiian Cultural Group Sues U.S. Army Over Cultural Access at Makua makua-map-oahu.jpg by via Earthjustice
The Army’s two-and-a-half year ban on access to cultural sites at Mākua Military Reservation on O‘ahu violates a 2001 court-ordered settlement...
Posted: Mon Nov 7, 2016 5:16PM
text 10,000 children in Mosul in urgent need of aid by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
The Iraqi Government and its international partners are fighting to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) while the UN agencies and its partners are stepping up humanitarian assistance for the displaced....
Posted: Mon Nov 7, 2016 1:07AM