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text Must demand that nuclear-armed states disarm by Jackie Cabasso, Marylia Kelley, Tom Webb
This analysis begins with the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, describes the U.S. nuclear testing programs in the Marshall Islands and Nevada and concludes with present day nuclear dangers. Pull quote from article: Many Americans are not aware that about 15,000 nuclear weapons, most orders of magnitude more powerful that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, more than 90% held by the U.S. and Russia, continue to pose an intolerable threat to humanity....
Posted: Sat Aug 6, 2016 11:00AM
text Fusion Green Liberty Party 2016 Presidential Campaign by End Terror and Drug Rackets
The Green Liberty Party is a fusion party that combines both Green and Libertarian concepts. Primarily the GLP is concerned with ending the rackets called "war on drugs" and "war on terror". GLP candidate Mark Paul Miller will use the Office of President to research, expose and stop these two government rackets that have taken lives and money from U.S. voters. It is possible for a write-in candidate to win the election if they get enough votes....
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:21PM
audio This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 (audio/mpeg 6.5mb) by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for July 23, to the 29, 2016....
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:58PM
text Ferguson police killing of Michael Brown & invations of Afghanistan: variations on a theme by Gil Villagran, MSW
The Police killing of Michael Brown by a Furguson policeman and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and subsequent U.S. invasion are dominos, variations upon a theme: the hubris of a powerful nation, class or ruling elite to control a much subservient people or nation, there are tragic lessons to be learned to the demise of the powerful (at the expense of the powerless)....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:54AM
text Protesting RimPac Military Exercises in Hawaii by DLi
Last Monday, at the Volcano, Hawaii parade honoring Independence Day, a contingent of Peace and sovereignty activists displayed a spirited "Stop Bombing Hawaii" message to the attending crowd and received rousing approval....
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 3:06AM
image Akbayan rejects Chinese call for dropping West Philippine Sea arbitration 2016-akbayan.jpg.png by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
With the upcoming commemoration of Philippine Independence, Akbayan party-list today called on government to hold steadfast in pursuing the arbitration case filed on the UNCLOS regarding Chinese occupation of the Scarborough shoal in the West Philippine Sea....
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:31AM
text A Russian Warning. “A Looming Third World War” by repost
Russia is an advanced nuclear power and industrial society. Any provocation of Russia, which the current encirclement of Russia by American military bases and Nazi Ukraine is, could become World War 3. Since Russia's capabilities are not widely known, this article provides the facts....
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:59PM
image Protesters tell Cuomo: We will boycott Israel until it ends abuses of Palestinian rights 480_webdsuntil_1.jpg by Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace, JewsSayNo!
Hundreds of New Yorkers demonstrated this evening outside Governor Cuomo’s Midtown offices, outraged by the Governor’s unconstitutional executive order requiring the state to create a blacklist and divest from corporations and institutions that support the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. Protesters carried signs that read “We will continue to stand for justice and boycott Israel until the Palestinian people achieve freedom, justice, and equal...
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 4:31PM
image Iran: Mullahs Terrified Of Human Rights Critics narges-mohamad1-300.jpg by Heshmat Alavi
A recent shocking sentencing of 16-years behind bars issued for renowned human rights advocate Narges Mohammadi is Iran's dismal report card of human rights violations. This mother of two is already suffering from several cases of severely chronic illnesses and such a measure marks a comprehensive assault targeting human rights activists in Iran....
Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 1:04PM
image President Obama Asked to Stop U.S. Military Project That Threatens Endangered Dugong 480_dugong_flickr_matthijs_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
OKINAWA, Japan, May 26, 2016 — During President Obama’s visit to Japan for the G-7 summit, the Center for Biological Diversity called on him to abandon his controversial plan to build a large new military base in biologically rich and sensitive Henoko and Oura Bay. The bay is home to the dugong — a marine mammal related to manatees that is an ancient cultural icon in Okinawa — and other endangered species. That project is strongly opposed by residents of the island, which has had a huge U.S. ...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:29PM
document The Most Important Thing: Reflections on Solidarity and the Syrian Revolution themostimportant.pdf_140_.jpg by The Hamilton Institute
“The most important thing,” my friend said on our way home, “is to destroy the state. The Syrian revolution went very far and a big reason for this is that we were able to completely destroy the state in many areas. Even if we can't prevent the counter revolution, destroying the state makes whatever comes after much weaker.” Text analyzing anarchist solidarity with Rojava and with the Syrian Revolution. (Sorry for the double post - files didn't attach the first time)...
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:13AM
image US policy in Honduras must change 480_800-berta_1.jpg by IndyRadio
Since 1982 a single landowner and sweatshop entrepreneur has benefited from US interventions in Honduras.While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton ignored pleas from Congress to cut off support to Miguel Facusse', who was remembered as a "colorful character" by the LA Times when he passed away last year at the age of 90. Today, I provide background for a new report from International Affairs Review: "¡Basta Ya! The United States is Overdue for a New Policy Approach in Honduras" by Laura Blume...
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:59PM
text House Passes Most Environmentally Destructive Defense Authorization Act in History by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 — In a partisan vote today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which, if enacted into law, would gut protections for several endangered species, including the American burying beetle and lesser prairie chicken, and remove the Clean Water Act’s ability to control destructive invasive species. The must-pass legislation now moves to the Senate for further consideration....
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 5:20PM
text Class War 03/2016: IRAQ 1991 – Class war and bourgeois containment by CLASS WAR
It was a quarter of a century ago, on March 7th, 1991, when the proletarian uprising in Iraq against war showed to the world proletariat the only way forward to eliminate wars forever. As always, on the other side of the social barricade, all the global forces of Capital acted as one body to liquidate the autonomy of our class....
Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:49AM
text We won't fight for any post. Proletarians have no national homeland by AntiWar Internationalist Movement
Our Homeland is our Class...
Posted: Sat May 7, 2016 4:44PM
audio Vote Your Hopes, Not Your Fears: Building the Green Party (audio/mpeg 3.4mb) by Ann Garrison
Socialist Alternative, led by Seattle City Councilor Kshama Sawant, and others have called for Bernie Sanders to found an independent left party for the 99 percent and run as an independent, or to appeal to Jill Stein and the Green Party to join their ticket, despite Sanders's oft repeated promise to endorse the Democrats’ nominee. With little time left to get a new party on the ballot in most states, I looked into Green Party ballot access in the 50 states and spoke to Bruce Dixon, Georgia G...
Posted: Thu May 5, 2016 12:57PM
text $40 Billion in Military Aid to Israel by Ted Rudow III, MA
Obama Administration Proposes Up to $40 Billion in Military Aid to Israel The Obama administration has proposed an unprecedented military funding package to Israel that could top $40 billion over 10 years. It is the largest military funding package the U.S. has ever offered to any nation. Israeli officials are reportedly demanding even more funding. The U.S. currently gives Israel $3 billion a year in military funding under a deal slated to expire in 2018....
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 2:43PM
image Protest at PEN Festival, PEN International Expresses Concern over Israeli Government Funds 480_pen-4252016-16_1.jpg by Adalah-NY
The opening of PEN American Center’s annual World Voices Festival in New York City was met with a protest Monday evening focusing on the call for PEN American Center to reject Israeli government funding for the festival due to Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights and freedom of expression. Also on Monday, PEN International expressed “concern” over the festival’s Israeli government funding, saying it would develop guidelines “regarding funding from countries with a poor record on fr...
Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:28AM
image Rights advocates meet PEN Director to discuss call to drop Israeli government funding 480_pen_alice_walker_1_1_1_1_1.jpg by Adalah-NY
A delegation from Adalah-NY, O/R Books and Verso Books held an impromptu meeting with PEN American Center Executive Director Suzanne Nossel on Tuesday regarding the call for PEN to reject Israeli government sponsorship of the World Voices Festival due to the Israeli government’s human rights abuses and suppression of Palestinians’ freedom of expression....
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:35AM
text 22 Writers Explain Why PEN American Center Should Reject Israeli Government Sponsorship by Adalah-NY
Twenty-two literary figures who signed a letter calling on the PEN American Center to reject Israeli government sponsorship of its World Voices Festival due to Israel’s human rights abuses have elaborated on their decision in quotes below. The Festival is being held in New York City from April 25-May 1....
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:10AM