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text Angela Davis Speaks Out on Prisons and Human Rights Abuses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by Democracy Now (reposted)
Scholar and former prisoner Angela Davis was in New Orleans this month to speak out against human rights violations and demand amnesty for those imprisoned during Hurricane Katrina. We hear from her keynote address at the event "Amnesty for Prisoners of Katrina: A Weekend of Reconciliation and Respect for Human Rights."...
Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:19AM
text Prosecutor's Gone Wild: America's Injustice System is Criminal by Counterpunch (reposted)
The Christmas season is a time to remember the unfortunate. Among the most unfortunate people are those who have been wrongly convicted and imprisoned....
Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:07AM
text Uprising Radio on Mumia Abu-Jamal after 25 years by Hans Bennett
Uprising Radio: 25th anniversary of Mumia’s Arrest http://uprisingradio.org/home/?p=987 GUEST: Hans Bennett, Philadelphia based photo-journalist who has been documenting the free-Mumia movement. View his new series on Mumia published in the weeks leading up to December 9: http://hbjournalist1.googlepages.com/ms...
Posted: Thu Dec 7, 2006 4:46PM
text Beck & O'Reilly: boot Vermont out of the union for electing "socialist" Sanders to Senate by Media Matters (reposted)
Following the election of self-described socialist Rep. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) to the U.S. Senate on November 7, conservative television hosts Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly declared that Vermont no longer belongs in the United States....
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:27AM
text Increased Voter Outreach Caused National Youth Voter Surge by Beyond Chron (reposted)
While many reasons have been given for the huge increased voter turnout on Nov. 7—Iraq, anti-gay marriage initiatives etc---this piece shows that increased voter mobilization efforts may have been the greatest factor. Delattre is the National Coordinator of the Student PIRGS...
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:44AM
text US: Higher education costs increase for the most needy by wsws (reposted)
The College Board, a not-for-profit organization that administers entrance and other standardized tests in the US and whose membership includes more than 5,000 institutions of higher learning, has released several reports on higher education in the United States. All of these studies lead to the inescapable conclusion that since the year 2000, middle- and lower-income students have been paying more for public higher education at a time when they are less able to afford doing so....
Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:22AM
text Minnesota Legislator Keith Ellison Becomes First Muslim Elected to Congress by Democracy Now (reposted)
As the Democrats take control of the House for the first time in 12 years, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi is set to become the country's first female House speaker. Tuesday was a day of others firsts across the country. Among them, Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison was elected as the first Muslim to serve in Congress. He is also the first African America from Minnesota to be elected Congress. Ellison joins us on the line from Minneapolis....
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2006 7:42AM
text South Dakota Votes on Most Restrictive Abortion Law in Country: A Debate by Democracy Now (reposted)
On Election Day, voters in South Dakota will be asked to consider implementing the most restrictive abortion law in the country. A law passed earlier this year made it a felony for health providers to perform abortions - even in cases of rape or incest - unless the procedure is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. But pro-choice advocates managed to block the state from enacting the law. They collected about 38,000 signatures to force a statewide referendum. We go to South Dakota and...
Posted: Fri Nov 3, 2006 6:58AM
text Bush’s “Architect” Launched Anti-Gay Marriage Campaign After Burying Gay Father by Democracy Now (reposted)
The Washington Post recently reported that there is widespread panic amid the Republican establishment about next week’s midterm elections. But the paper found that there are two people whose confidence about Republicans prospects strikes even their closest allies as almost inexplicably upbeat -- President Bush and his top political adviser, Karl Rove. Does Rove know something the rest of the country doesn’t? James Moore, co-author of the new book “The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan...
Posted: Thu Nov 2, 2006 8:42AM
text ¡Presente! Brad Will’s Ghost at the NYC Mexican Consulate by Narco News (reposted)
Protesters, Friends and Others Honor Brad's Life and Struggle by Bringing “One More Night At the Barricades” to the Streets of New York City...
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:36AM
text N.J. Decision Won’t Shift Election, But Could Lead to Marriage Equality by Paul Hogarth, Beyond Chron (reposted)
With Republicans likely to lose the House (and possibly the Senate), the media is eager to change the narrative and create another “defeat from the jaws of victory” myth about Democrats. With last week’s New Jersey court decision on same-sex marriage, some have speculated that it will drive conservatives to the polls. Already, George Bush has commented on the case and regurgitated the same tired rhetoric that frightened voters two years ago....
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:21AM
text Will There Be a November Surprise? by New American Media (reposted)
Construction of a 700-mile fence on the U.S.-Mexican border will never happen, the writer says. But the red-hot issue of immigration will play a key role in hundreds of congressional races. Frank Sharry is executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based National Immigration Forum. IMMIGRATION MATTERS regularly features the views of the nation's leading immigrant rights advocates....
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:44AM
text Tennessee’s Harold Ford Aims to Become First Black Senator From the South Since Reconstruc by Democracy Now (reposted)
One of the most closely watched races this election is in Tennessee. Representative Harold Ford is running against Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Majority Leader Bill Frist. The race has gotten increasingly close in recent weeks. Democrats hope that this seat will be one of the six seats needed to regain their majority....
Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:23AM
text Why is Joe Lieberman Still Ahead? by Paul Hogarth, Beyond Chron (reposted)
While Democrats have a solid chance at winning the House this year, they also have a realistic shot at taking back the Senate. If the polls stay as they are between now and Election Day, four Republican Senators are likely to lose – in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio and (gasp!) Montana. Even in the Republican landslide of 1994, only two Democratic Senators were thrown out of office. In Missouri, Virginia and Tennessee, Democrats are running neck-and-neck with the Republicans. But in Connect...
Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:39AM
image Let's Play Dress Up...With Arnold Schwarzenegger! 120_ebay_blog_graphic.jpg by Gina
Arnold is not only a movie star, weighlifter and governor, he's an animated action figure! Dress him up in outfits coordinated by Rove, Enron and Corporate HMOs!...
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2006 2:32PM
text The New McCarthyism: Academic Freedom After 9/11 by Counterpunch (reposted)
Immediately after September 11, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), founded by Lynn Cheney and Senator Joseph Lieberman, published a report accusing universities of being the weak link in the war against terror and a potential fifth column. As if the general hint at treason was not enough, an appendix to the report listed the names of 117 "un-American" professors, staff members, and students, and the offending statements they had made....
Posted: Sat Aug 5, 2006 10:06AM
text What's to Stop Him? Bush's Assaults on Freedom by Counterpunch (reposted)
On June 29 the US Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision ruled that President Bush's effort to railroad tortured Guantanamo Bay detainees in kangaroo courts "violates both US law and the Geneva Conventions."...
Posted: Sat Jul 1, 2006 11:00AM
audio CKUT: A Special Conversation with Howard Zinn (audio/mpeg 38.8mb) by joe broadhurst
Professor Emeritus of Political History at Boston University Howard Zinn joins CKUT Radio in Montreal....
Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:05PM
text My Brother's War -- Off to Iraq Without the Yellow Ribbons by New America Media (reposted)
What is it like to send a loved one off to an increasingly unpopular war? David Madrid, 28, is a writer for Silicon Valley De-Bug, a project of New America Media....
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:34AM
text “A Call to Conscience for the U.S. Congress” by NCNR
January 16 to March 20, 2006 MLK Day until the Third Commemoration of the Iraq War A campaign of nonviolent action to compel our elected representatives in Congress to meet the demands of justice and peace: End the War in Iraq! Not Another Death - Not Another Dollar!...
Posted: Sun Jan 8, 2006 9:32AM