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Apple's social plan to beat Facebook
Apple has a plan to create social networks automatically from it's massive iMessage traffic. A patent has been filed, and the infrastructure is in place. Could a shift of power from Menlo Park to Cupertino be in the works?
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:32PM
When Presidents Commit War Crimes, Justice Is The Final Victim
Could there be a lesson for President George W. Bush in the expected prosecution of Mexican President Luis Echeverria, charged with genocide 38 years after his crimes against humanity? Let us hope that old age will not spare President Bush and Vice-president Cheney, years from now, from the consequences of their crimes against humanity: secret prisons without charges or trials, torturous interrogations, invasion of a country based upon manipulated intelligence, hundreds of thousands of Iraq...
Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2016 3:48PM
Motion made in federal court to dismiss charges against Rasmea Odeh
Attorneys representing Chicago’s long-time Palestinian community leader, Rasmea Odeh, have filed a motion and brief in Detroit’s U.S. District Court to dismiss the indictment against her. They are doing so on the grounds that the charges are the product of an illegal investigation targeting both Palestine solidarity efforts and organizing in the Palestinian community.
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:25PM
Apple, the State and Social Rights
Apple only gained its profits with the iPhone because of state promotion and investment in the Internet and language recognition software. The state faces a revenue crisis in part because Apple, Google and dominant corporations transfer tens of billions in profits to tax havens and dummy Irish corporations. The 8-hour day was only achieved through organization and struggle.
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:01AM
“Markets are a Terrible Master,” Says President Rafael Correa of Ecuador
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
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:54PM
LULAC Condemns Hate Crime on Eve of Jewish Holiday
Washington, D.C. - LULAC laments the lives lost at a Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and at the Village Shalom Retirement Community in Kansas City, Kansas. On April 13, on the day before the Jewish Passover Holiday the founder and former leader of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party shot to death 3 people leaving behind a distraught community.
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:34PM
Human Rights Advocates Testify before Human Rights Commission on Stand Your Ground Laws
(Washington, DC) - In an ongoing effort to raise awareness about the impact of stand your ground laws on communities of color, human rights advocates presented testimony (see PDF) before the Inter-American Human Rights Committee (IACHR) in Washington, DC. Advocates included Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin, and Ron Davis, father of slain teen Jordan Davis, along with representatives from Free Marissa Now, Florida Legal Services, the NAACP, Dream Defenders and the Univ...
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:09PM
Statement of Voting Rights to UN Human Rights Committee
(GENEVA, Switzerland) – The NAACP issued the following statement read before a hearing of the United Nations Human Rights Committee ahead of the US ICCPR review:
Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:36PM
The long history of Black-Palestinian solidarity
The acquittal of racist murderer George Zimmerman sparked outrage and demonstrations not only in the United States, but all around the world—including in Palestine. Many Palestinians circulated pictures of themselves holding signs that read: “Palestinians stand with those who mourn Trayvon Martin’s death. We know what it feels like to lose loved ones and to watch the murderers evade justice.”
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:53PM
Filipino solidarity activists call for genuine peace and democratization in Burma
Manila, Philippines – One hundred (100) solidarity activists belonging to the Free Burma Coalition – Philippines (FBCP) today held a symbolic action in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to press for Burmese people’s demands in the second day of Burmese President Thein Sein’s visit to the Philippines.
Posted: Thu Jan 2, 2014 3:13AM
AIPAC's Federal Reserve Vice Chairman
Posted: Wed Jan 1, 2014 11:43PM
Socialist International honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela
The Socialist International is deeply moved by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the man who, representing the struggle for freedom of an entire nation, became a symbol for justice, reconciliation and peace for the entire world.
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:45PM
Obamacare Disturbing Surprises
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:52PM
NAACP Offers Testimony at Senate Committee Hearing on “Stand Your Ground” Laws
(Washington, DC) – On October 29, the NAACP submitted testimony (see PDF) to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights regarding impact of “Stand Your Ground” laws.
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 9:19PM
FBI Lawless Unaccountability
Posted: Sat Oct 5, 2013 11:42PM
NAACP Statement on Marissa Alexander Retrial
(Jacksonville, FL) – On September 26, an appellate court granted a retrial to Marissa Alexander, the African-American woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot in a wall of her home during a dispute with her husband.
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:00AM
Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:10AM
FBI Lets Informants Commit Crimes
Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2013 11:42PM
ACLU Releases Documents on License Plate Scanners From 300 Police Departments
ACLU Releases Documents on License Plate Scanners From Some 300 Police Departments Nationwide Documents Show Location Records Being Kept on Tens of Millions of Innocent Americans [click on pdf for the full report]
Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:09PM