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audioEthiopian Officials Check Aid Convoys to Make Sure They Carry Food, not Weapons (audio/mpeg 3.2MB) by KPFA Saturday Evening News/Ann Garrison
I produced this news report for Pacifica/KPFA Radio's Saturday Evening Newscast on June 12, 2021. The attached audio file is 3 minutes and 31 seconds long....
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:13PM
text100 Nat'l Orgs Sign Friends (Quakers) Ltr to Stop Weapons Sale to Israel by repost
An honor roll of 100 national organizations signed a letter from the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) to Pres Biden to stop the delivery of $735 billion in weapons to Israel. The letter and honor roll are below, from https://www.fcnl.org/updates/2021-06/fcnl-joins-100-national-organizations-calling-biden-halt-weapons-sales-israel...
Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 9:10PM
textAuthor of WSJ “Wuhan lab” story wrote lies about Iraqi “Weapons of Mass Destruction” by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
The lead writer of the Wall Street Journal piece that led to the embrace by the entire US media of the “Wuhan lab” theory was the co-author with Judith Miller of the discredited "aluminum tubes" story that helped launch the US invasion of Iraq....
Posted: Tue Jun 1, 2021 1:03PM
text5/29/21 March on Washington for Palestine by Stop US Aid to Israel
On May 29, 2021, for the first time in memory, there was a March on Washington for Palestine, endorsed by over 130 groups, with some 35,000 people walking in the rain from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House....
Posted: Tue Jun 1, 2021 7:26AM
textLabor for Palestine: US Union Activists Pass Support Resolutions by repost
Rank and file workers are passing pro-Palestinian resolutions across the country, including right here in San Francisco, where the teachers' union took a firm stand for the Palestinian liberation struggle. See https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/31/us-unions-are-voicing-unprecedented-support-palestine...
Posted: Mon May 31, 2021 7:15PM
imageSouth African Dockers Stopping Unloading of Israeli Cargo From Zim Ship
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by repost
South African Durban dockers will refuse to unload an Israeli ZIM ship on Friday May 21. In 2010 they also took action to stop the movement of Israeli cargo. This action is backed by COSATA and other trade unions and community groups....
Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 6:02AM
text5/19/21 Call Congress to support AOC's Reso to Stop Weapons for Israel by Not One Nickel, Not One Dime
Now that we have protested, it is time to call Congress. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has introduced a resolution to stop the sale of weapons to Israel. See https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/19/ocasio-cortez-unveils-resolution-block-bidens-735-million-weapons-sale-israel There is no cease fire. Israel continues to bomb Gaza. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ex6SdT3N6g...
Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 9:11PM
textRep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine by Stop US Aid to Israel
On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there’s one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it’s you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib ...
Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 11:46AM
textPetition from Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Stop US/Israeli War Crmes by Not One Nickel, Not One Dime
Sign now to call on the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense: Demand an end to Israel’s forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem. See https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-now-to-call-on-the-us-state-department-and-department-of-defense-demand-an-end-to-israels-forced-displacement-of-palestinians-from-east-jerusalem...
Posted: Sat May 8, 2021 7:12PM
imageDivest in Israel's Elbit on Tohono O'odham Nation and in Palestine
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by Brenda Norrell
The 'Divest in Elbit' panel today reveals the surveillance and weapons of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians, by way of U.S. contracts and funding, violating human rights and international law....
Posted: Fri May 7, 2021 8:29PM
textHR 2590 Rep McCollum's Bill Protecting Palestinians by Stop US Aid to Israel
As she did in the 115th and 116th Congress, on April 15, 2021, Dem. Rep. of Minnesota, Betty McCollum introduced HR 2590, the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act which “prohibits Israel from using U.S. taxpayer dollars in the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem for: the military detention, abuse, or ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention; to support the seizure and destruction of Palestinia...
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:19PM
textThe US war in Afghanistan: A historic crime by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
Biden’s announcement of the nominal end of the war in Afghanistan provides an occasion for drawing a balance sheet of a savage military operation which has produced incalculable suffering for the people of Afghanistan, squandered vast resources and brutalized American society....
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:13AM
imageBiden announces US military withdrawal from Afghanistan
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by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
There has been virtually no mention in the US media of the damage and the colossal loss of life inflicted by American forces. The choice of a final withdrawal date of September 11, 2021 was intended to reinforce the longstanding lie by Washington that its invasion and occupation of Afghanistan were in response to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on September 11, twenty years ago....
Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:50PM
textNoam Chomsky Without Regrets by Capital & Main
We learn more about human beings and their nature from 19th-century novels than we do from academic psychology. It’s a way we not only enrich our lives, but enrich our understanding and conception of what it is to live a good life. Literature, arts, music or painting are some of the most profound ways we come to understand what we are and what we could be....
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:05AM
textThe Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King’s Final Year by Norman Solomon and Jeff Cohen
An antiwar message ignored...
Posted: Thu Apr 1, 2021 3:31PM
textWhy Thousands Of Troops Are Still In Dc by Michael Webster
30,000 National Guard units summoned to the Capitol resembled an armed camp...
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:39PM
textDemocrat Biden Bombs Syria by Where is the Protest?
Democrat Biden just bombed Syria. The one month of silence on Democrat Biden being just as much a warmonger as Republican Trump has been ended. We can and must do a protest, with masks and social distancing, on the streets of San Francisco....
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:34PM
textBiden Wants to Extradite Peace Hero Assange by Support Peace Hero
Proud Democrat Pres Biden's "Justice" Dept is appealing a British decision to not allow extradition of Julian Assange who exposed American war crimes in Iraq. See https://consortiumnews.com/2021/02/12/biden-doj-files-appeal-to-get-assange-extradited/...
Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:54AM
imageNewspeak
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by Lucine Kasbarian
Quo Vadis?...
Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:12PM
imageAs World Demands Peace and Aid for Yemen, Biden Told to 'End Every Aspect of This War'
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by Jon Queally
Over 385 groups from across the globe are calling for an immediate halt to the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition's relentless attack—an armed conflict that is only intensifying the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe. Photo: In San Francisco, speakers addressed a rally on January 25 in front of the Federal Building. Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:32PM