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text Greek fascist Goverment capture another journalist!!!!! antifascist 2010-02-25 11:48 AM
FREE to Savvas Chatziparaskeuas!!! Greek Fascist Govermet capture another journalist!!!!!! (text/plain)

image On the Benefits of Seceding from the United States sd 2010-02-23 4:14 AM
On the Benefits of Seceding from the United States
New England would be better off without the United States. (image/jpeg)

text CNN's cover-up of the corporate fraud of Globalization. Jorge Torrealba 2010-02-21 5:18 PM
I am informing through Indymedia International, all the workers of the World that they themselves must build their own jobs. All institutions in America public or private are robbing the citizens. Each American must deal with the problem directly. (text/plain)

image Philippines: VILLAR-ARROYO IN ALLIANCE WITH AMPATUANS LP 2010-02-20 11:26 PM
Senator Manny Villar has a secret alliance with the Ampatuan clan, principal suspects in the brutal massacre of 57 people in Maguindanao province, and he has to explain how he intends to give justice to the Ampatuans’ victims, the Liberal Party demanded today. (image/jpeg)


image Blame Yourselves -Get Out and Get Motivated Sudhama Ranganathan 2010-01-29 1:34 PM
Blame Yourselves -Get Out and Get Motivated
We learned with the election of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown a great deal about who Republicans are as a party today. They have multiple voices from varying sectors of their party not always agreeing on principles, but standing together in Congress. They have successfully aligned themselves with the heavily funded Tea Party. They are whipping up populist support and benefiting from everything in the churn. They are determined to put themselves back in the picture that much is clear. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)

text Protest The Use Of Full Body Scanners! (and other hyper "security" measures) Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS-SI-NYC 2010-01-12 8:48 PM
Say NO to invasive full body scans! Fight the racist targeting of "terrorist-prone countries"! Resist the fearmongering and hysteria! (text/plain)

text Good News for a Change Allison 2010-01-02 12:17 PM
Good News for a Change (text/plain)

text ADVERTENCIA SOBRE EL CURA FERNANDO LUGO El Dreyfusard 2010-01-01 2:24 PM

image PHILIPPINES: Capitalist Villar is CPP's bet in 2010 presidential election LBG/ARCS 2009-12-30 9:12 AM
PHILIPPINES: Capitalist Villar is CPP's bet in 2010 presidential election
After trying to come on board the Noynoy-Mar’s Liberal Party, Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza went forum shopping until they landed in the lap of corrupt bureaucrat capitalist Manuel Villar Jr.’s presidential bid. (image/jpeg)

text Forced Health Care Allison 2009-12-29 11:39 AM
Forced Health Care (text/plain)

image Filipino journalists remember 'Maguindanao massacre' Mindanao Examiner 2009-12-25 12:50 AM
Filipino journalists remember 'Maguindanao massacre'
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Dozens of journalists held a prayer rally Wednesday in Zamboanga City to remember and seek justice for the brutal slayings of 57 people, among them at least 30 journalists massacred last month in Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines. (image/jpeg)

text Czech President Klaus: Global Warming Not Science, but a 'New Religion' Fox News 2009-12-21 7:10 PM
As the Copenhagen Climate conference comes to a conclusion amidst riots by demonstrators and scrambling by policymakers, Czech President Vaclav Klaus has a message for the world: Global warming is a "new religion," not a science. (text/plain)

image Their Hands Touch the Reins Sudhama Ranganathan 2009-12-13 1:34 PM
Their Hands Touch the Reins
With the elections this past November the country was transfixed on which way the wind would blow politically. Would this be a referendum on President Obama and Democrat policies? Would the Republican party make a comeback? Would the Tea Party protests make a difference this time around? Would Sarah Palin have an impact? (image/jpeg)

text Raising Consciousness M. Burton Brown 2009-12-09 10:16 PM
Raising Awareness (text/plain + 1 comment)

text Mumia Abu Jamal and Angela Davis M. Burton Brown 2009-12-09 10:09 PM
Staunton Lynd, Angela Davis & Mumia Abu Jamal M. Burton Brown Angela Y. Davis is a living witness and participant in the historical struggles of a contemporary era. Professor Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression. All of her life, as a student, professor, writer, scholar, activist and organizer, she has been actively engaged in the struggle for human rights. It was not until 1969 that Professor Davis came to national attention: at the time, her flight from authorities while on the FBI's Most Wanted List, infamous 1972 trial and subsequent accquittal by an all-white jury, became international news. Since her acquittal, Professor Davis has made the abolition of the death penality, the release of political prisoners and the elimination of the Prison Industrial Complex the primary focus of her campaign against injustice. Ten years after Angela Davis' acquittal, noted Philadelphia journalist, Mumia Abu Jamal's political activities, along with his personal and collective stance against institutionalized racism and police brutality placed him, like Angela Davis, in the line of fire. Mumia Abu Jamal was sentenced to Pennsylvania's death row for the murder of a member of Philadelphia Law Enforcement. In light of clear violations of his Constitutional Rights, in a highly political and publicized case, Mumia Abu Jamal's battle to obtain a new trial has become a unifiying theme for individuals and social justice organizatons in the United States and abroad. I met both Angela Davis and Mumia Abu Jamal in the summer of 2006. Professor Davis was the recepient of the Merton Award. As the newly hired Development Director of the Thomas Merton Center for Peace & Justice, it was my job to oversee and coordinate the annual award ceremony. The planning for the awards dinner usually began six months in advance. I was fortunate to have an experienced dinner committee and several dedicated college interns to assist me. However, I knew as a director, whatever went wrong would be my responsibility. Although, I spent most of my day working against systemic injustice, I often attended university-sponsored social justice events in the evening. One university event I attended would increase my knowledge of the infamous Mumia Abu Jamal and challenge my committment to raising awareness about the disparities in the American criminal justice system. Staughton Lynd, noted civil rights attorney, was in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to lecture on the state of race relations in the United.States. Before Staunton entered the lecture hall, the facilitator informed attendees that there would be a special introduction from Pennyslvania's death row. The lights were lowered and an image of Mumia Abu Jamal appeared on the screen. I was familiar with his ongoing fight for a new trial, and aware that he recorded for Prison Radio, yet I'd never actually heard his voice. I listened to Mumia Abu Jamal's articulate and insightful introduction of Staunton Lynd from Pennsylvania death row and concluded that he was eloquent, knowledgeable and a teacher. As I sat in the darkened lecture hall at CMU, I couldn't help but wonder what might have been. What if Mumia Abu Jamal had been able to teach college courses like former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers and Professor Angela Davis? The lecture was well-attended by local activists, students and the curious. Staunton Lynd spoke about his efforts in the civil rights movement and how, at one time, he experienced a level of "reciprocal interaction" among persons of color and whites which, asserted Lynd, was no longer evident in current social movements in the United States. Lynd called on the audience to work to "re-establish the solidarity" that existed for a period of time in American history. In the twilight years of his life, and with a wealth of knowledge and experience behind him, Staunton Lynd challenged a new generation to carry on the legacy of political protest and cultural interaction that must exist to bring about social change. I left the lecture hall that night in deep thought. I was moved by both Mumia Abu Jamal's plight and Staunton Lynd's lecture on cultural interaction and solidarity. I wondered how I could help raise awareness about Mumia Abu Jamal's fight for a new trial. The next day at work, I was scheduled to attend a political event for former Steeler wide reciever and Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor, Lynn Swann. With his entourage running behind schedule, I arrived at the event and found Swann and his wife in the parking lot, alone except for the driver. I stopped the candidate, and after getting a few photographs, asked him if he was familiar with the Mumia Abu Jamal case in Philadelphia. Swann asserted that he was unfamiliar with that particular case, but that he was aware of disparities in the criminal system. I was never quite sure if Lynn Swann really knew about the case or not. He appeared geniuine when he said he hadn't heard of the case. Nethertheless, I found Swann's assertion troubling, especially since Governor Rendell has been quite vocal about his belief in Mumia's guilt and desire for his execution. Before the Swann's said their goodbyes, the attractive and polished Mrs. Swann made sure to inform me that her mother had been on welfare, perhaps hoping that urban voters would relate to a tale of poverty, one generation removed. When I returned to work, I informed the in-house development team team that I wanted Mumia Abu Jamal to introduce Angela Davis in the same manner that I saw him introduce Staunton Lynd at Carnegie Mellon University. My idea did not take hold immediately. Many thought it would call for additional work when we already had so much to do. Others thought the time-frame (4 weeks) was not conducive to a successful outcome. Still others felt the technological aspects could be problemmatic. No one volunteered to assume responsibility for coordinating the introduction. With very real memories of how meaningful it had been for me to hear Mumia's voice for the first time, I agreed to take on full responsibility for coordinating the last-minute assignment. The first thing I did was contact Angela Davis' assistant on the West Coast to make sure that the civil rights icon wouldn't mind an introduction from Mumia. I was quickly assured by the assistant that Professor Davis would be thrilled to have Mumia introduce her at the award ceremony. I then contacted Carnegie Mellon University and spoke to the coordinators of the Staunton Lynd lecture. I learned there was a Free Mumia group on CMU campus. I was provided contact information for Mumia and the next thing I did was write Mumia a letter introducing myself, the Merton Center and requesting an introduction for Professor Davis. Within a week, I received a neatly handwritten letter from Mumia stating that he would be honored to introduce Angela Davis. Mumia provided everything I needed to facilitate the recorded introduction He included information on Prison Radio and requested that I send him specific material about Professor Davis and the Merton Center. He also asked for a deadline. I contacted Pittsburgh Independent Media and Prison Radio to assist in recording an introduction from Mumia, both organizations were more than cooperative. Everything was handled in a professional manner. Despite having to pull everything together at the last moment, the highly anticipated CD arrived in the mail a week before the awards dinner. We all listened to it several times in the office and everyone at the center was impressed. The day of the awards dinner, I was a little nervous. We held the event at the Sheraton Hotel and were expecting close to 700 guests. Angela Davis was the featured speaker and recepient of the 2006 Merton Award. I watched as members of Pittsburgh Independent Media ran through the intro a couple of times to make sure it was ready. Everything looked good and appeared to be on schedule. The event had been highly publicized, but only a handful of guests knew about the special introduction by Mumia Abu Jamal. After a dinner of creamed pasta, steamed vegetables and crusty bread, the lights were lowered and a large screen came up. There before the audience, larger than life, was the handsome face of Mumia Abu Jamal. The audience was caught off guard and when he began his introduction there was total silence in the room. Mumia only spoke for a few moments, but his insightful words resonated with the audience. He made a few pointed, but humorous references to the 43rd president of the United States that generated chuckles from the audience. After completing his introduction to thunderous applause and a standing ovation, (which he was unable to hear or see) Angela Davis stepped up to the podium and expressed genuine gratitude for Mumia's eloquent introduction and the enthusiastic response from the Pittsburgh audience. Years of event planning and political organizing, has provided opportunities for me to experience many special events. Yet, I will always view the 2006 Merton Award Dinner as one of my most rewarding and successful events. Not only did I meet civil rights icon, Angela Davis, I also introduced the talented Mumia Abu Jamal to those who was unfamiliar with his case. I know my efforts do not match or compare to the efforts of someone like civil liberties attorney Staunton Lynd or civil rights icon Angela Davis, but I believe that perhaps, in a small way, I'd done something to raise awareness about Mumia Abu Jamal's fight for justice. (text/plain)

image Chomsky as Chávez’s Clown Octavio Alberola 2009-12-06 9:03 PM
Chomsky as Chávez’s Clown
* This article criticizes the weak and untenable posture the celebrated North American linguist and essayist holds in support of the current Venezuelan government. It was originally published in Venezuela’s anarchist newspaper El Libertario, issue # 57. (image/jpeg)

image To defend the right of social protest! El Libertario, Venezuela 2009-12-06 8:59 PM
To defend the right of social protest!
* From Venezuela, a group of social organizations and human rights, students and academic groups as well as different individuals, launch this call for a campaign to defend the right to protest, which today is being systematically violated by the government of Hugo Chávez. This document was originally published in Spanish in El Libertario newspaper, # 57 ( (image/jpeg)

image Venezuela: Anti-police impunity activist assassinated El Libertario, Venezuela 2009-11-28 8:48 PM
Venezuela: Anti-police impunity activist assassinated
* El Libertario, the Venezuelan anarchist newspaper, denounce the assassination of Mijail Martinez as the latest chapter in the Chavez government’s attack against base-level, autonomous, revolutionary and dissident organisations. (image/jpeg)

image Filipino Workers Condemn Maguindanao Massacre APL & KONTRA WTO 2009-11-28 4:35 AM
Filipino Workers Condemn Maguindanao Massacre
APL dares gov’t to severely punish brains, perpetrators of Maguindanao massacre (image/jpeg)

image Philippines: Abduction and killings of journalists and politicians must be investigated Amnesty International 2009-11-27 6:19 AM
Philippines: Abduction and killings of journalists and politicians must be investigated
Amnesty International condemns the killings of at least 21 civilians, including journalists and members of a politician’s family, in the southern Philippines province of Maguindanao, the first reported killings linked to national elections to be held in May 2010. (image/jpeg)

text BTL:Obama's Double Standard Gives Some but Not All 9/11 Defendants Civilian Trials Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http 2009-11-26 3:43 PM
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine (text/plain)

text CUNY Protest Study Project Jody Ballew 2009-11-25 8:36 PM
Students, faculty, and staff at CUNY Queens College studied the civil rights issues around the Pittsburgh G-20 International Summit and the Criminalization of Dissent. 30 minute video clips. (text/plain)

text BTL:Protests in 19th Year Demand Closure of U.S. Military School for Latin American Soldie Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http 2009-11-20 4:09 PM
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine (text/plain)

image Let Them In, And Embrace Them Sudhama Ranganathan 2009-11-10 12:32 AM
Let Them In, And Embrace Them
The phenomena of The Conservative Party's breakout candidate for the US House of Representatives from New York's 23rd district is one of the more compelling aspects of 2009's election season. Nationally numerous candidates ran for a whole host of different positions. Only two of those races were meant to fill seats in the US House of Representatives. Both went Democrat. (image/jpeg)

text Zhibin Gu: China's communist government and society: 60 years in review globalization forum 2009-10-29 4:43 AM
What has been going on in Communist China since 1949? What is really behind China's politics, business, economy and international relations? Will China's communist corruption going to ruin the nation in light of global financial crisis? Get powerful reviews from a new posting by provocative Chinese thinker George Zhibin Gu of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University. (text/plain)

text How long will your Job Last? Mike Ferris 2009-10-27 10:26 PM
How long will your Job Last? (text/plain)

text BTL:Congress has Opportunity to Revise Patriot Act and Restore Civil Liberties Protections Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http 2009-10-08 3:10 PM
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine (text/plain)

text BTL:Study Finds Corporate Media Coverage of ACORN Follows GOP Script Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http 2009-10-04 2:15 AM
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine (text/plain)

text Today your Freedom is being signed away Anthony Ravlich 2009-09-24 9:53 PM
Today at the UN, New York, States are signing a treaty which by excluding core obligations and the right to development will create a people far more dependent on the State/Corporations and also discriminate against the poor. Obama is following these policies. But excluded rights blurs distinction between terrorists and 'freedom fighters'. (text/plain)

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