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The US Government has just refused to sign a United Nations declaration calling for member states to oppose "violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms based on sexual orientation or gender identity" on the basis of the Universal Human Rights chart which is signed by all countries. The US is the *only* country in the West that holds on to this shameful refusal.
will america's religious leaders give our ivory tower leaders of the free world us congress a spiritual and biblical education on their desires to continue being the kings of slaves ???
From cops who beat up the powerless, to local legislation being systematically passed which ignores social 'development', to younger generations which seem to jump quickly and irrationally to killing others, we're seeing the consequences of waiting for bureaucratic 'democracy' to do what we could easily be doing.
Project Chanology was launched edarly this year and already the the collective has become well respected around the world with favorable as well as idiotic news coverage within the increasingly obsolete mainstream media. Chanology shows the world the coming thing in Internet-based anonymous organization of citizens for the opposition of organized crime and unethical corporations.
Unless things change fast, human history will show that the phenomenon of "retirement" was limited to one generation. After World War II, when European and Japanese economies stood in tatters, American capitalism could fulfill "the American dream," since there was little foreign competition to speak of. For the first time ever, workers were promised that — after working thirty or so years — they would be able to securely retire. That was largely the case... for one generation.
The second generation is having a devastating reality check. 2008 was supposed to be a watershed year for retirement: it was the first year that the baby-boomers turned 62, and the retirement frenzy was to begin (since people could begin to draw on their social security benefits). Early in the year, however, a study was conducted that found one-fourth of these boomers were delaying retirement (only the baby-boomers who were actually able to plan for retirement were studied). The economy has since nosedived, and many more retirements are being delayed. The unfortunate reality is that many who planned on retiring will work until the grave, joining the millions of other baby-boomers who never had such dreams.
"The flying shoe speaks more for Arab public opinion than all the despots/puppets that Bush meets with during his travels in the Middle East."
It is unfortunate that the reporter that had the guts to launch his shoes at Oedipus Dorkas did not have better aim-or aim to where the shrub would be a split second after the launch (kinda like he fled My Pet Goat for the skies over the Mid West on 911).
The day after Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich announced he was asking all Illinois government agencies to suspend business with Bank of America, which had received huge taxpayer bailouts along with its parent company JP Morgan Chase and then closed Republic Windows & Doors company in Chicago and violated all workers' rights and contracts, when auto union workers are under attack, and in time to prevent him from alerting the public to future 9-11-like plans to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower... the media is suddenly distracted by a sting operation that vilifies him, tarnishes Obama and potential Democratic senators, and sets the stage to allow the Republican party and bankers more power in the Senate and media. Instead of uniting us to solve the real and serious, urgent problems threatening us all.
When Illinois citizens voted against having a state constitutional convention in November they also voted to maintain their corrupt government.
Anarchism is a political strategy in which there are no bosses or government to maintain the racist power relationships as they exist. Anarchism is a concept rooted in the idea that our communities can and should have the power to determine their own directions.
The Vatican and its primary cohorts are the secret rulers of Planet Earth and their primary tools of governance are secrecy and the deceptive triangle formed by money, religion, and politics. It is beyond obvious that monetary, religious, and political leaders will never solve humanity's persistent problems. To do so would free you from their deceptions and put them out of work...
It should be evident to all by now that this uprising is not merely an honorary response to the death of Alexandros. Ever since, there has been much talk about theft, burning and looting. For media and politicians, violence is understood only in terms of what disturbs the public order
May the Anger of the Unemployed and Students be Tranformed into Combativeness for the Resumption of the Class Struggle of the Proletariat !
weekly demonstration against Ungar Fur's. individual activists show up to let the public know the process in which the animals go through to end up on their bloody racks at Ungar Fur's.
The insurrection in Greece is a violent manifestation of the flame of class war that is sweeping across the world.
LET THE RNC '08 REPORT ARCHIVE YOUR SUBMISSION TO THE RNC PUBLIC REVIEW SAFETY COMMISSION! Just a few days after the RNC dust settled, it was announced that the City of St. Paul hired former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger and former assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Luger to review police plans and how they were carried out during the Republican National Convention. What became immediately clear was that the independent review would not be a fact-finding mission to explore allegations of police wrongdoing or violations of people's rights...
Those advocating this radical journalist's execution show a disturbing lack of concern about the undeniable problems of racism (and all documented police/DA/judicial misconduct) throughout this case. At the most fundamental level, the FOP-led 'Fry Mumia' campaign's lack of concern is racist....The FOP appeals to a racist lynch-mob mentality that has long infected the US, so calling this a 'legal lynching' is no exaggeration.
In the lead-up to the release of the report, the contents of which most observers assume will be very frustrating to anyone who has been watching the effects and aftermath of the RNC on the local community, I am posting my submission to the Commission. I have had the opportunity to read one other lengthy submission by a local independent journalist. Whatever the Heffelfinger/Luger report looks like, know at least that many of the submissions to the Commission pulled no punches. One of the requests that we should make is that the submissions themselves are made public, so residents of the Twin Cities have full access to the opinions of their fellow residents as opposed to a filtered report by a Commission with an inadequate mandate.
Justice nailed O.J. Simpson when a judge in Las Vegas sentenced him, on Dec. 5, 2008, to nine, and possibly up to 33 years, for his role in an armed robbery. Now, it looks like Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois has committed political suicide. US Attorney Patrick "Pit Bull" Fitzgerald has accused him of trying to "sell" the US Senate seat vacated by Prez-Elect Barack Obama, "to the highest bidder." Who's next? Will Justice catch up with Dubya, too.?
Our next Secretary of the Interior might be Mike Thompson, who has voted for cougar hunting, voted for Bush's "Healthy Forests Initiative", voted to allow import of polar bear "trophies", voted against limiting "predator control" (i.e., 100,000+ dead coyotes annually). Please go to change.gov and say NO WAY to Mike Thompson!
oprah,please do not let congress force president obama to be their king of slaves!
*** only the us congress is worthy enough to be the true kings of the slaves ***
Hares, better known to US citizens as jack rabbits, are horribly abused in Ireland in a cruel "sport" that is patronised by top politicians and powerful business people. They laugh and cheer as the timid inoffensive animals are baited and mauled to death at public festivals of barbarism.
I was at a banquet in Shanghai a couple of weeks ago when I had one of the most surprising conversations about the United States that I've heard in 25 years of foreign travel.
This was sent through from a friend in Greece. Its a reminder that this is not some romantic revolution
Governor Rod Blagojevich reminds us why we should never trust a Republican
*** only the us congress is worthy enough to be the true kings of the slaves !!
Thanks to Randy Leonard for helping to push forth with at least ONE public bathroom.
On December 5, in Chicago, the owners of Republic Windows and Doors were set to close their doors after declaring financial ruin and abruptly laid off its 260 mostly Latino workers. Rather than passively accepting this kick in the teeth, the United Electrical Workers Union (UE) members decided to fight back, using a tactic not seen in this country since the 1930's. They occupied the factory and have continued to do so in shifts since Friday.
no signs. no bullhorns. just dedication and passion. Small handful of activists angered by Ungar Fur's bloody business and greed set out to close the business down for a day.
YOU can help make this years Christmas a little better for the children of irish political prisoners.
On November 27, three leftist union leaders in the Venezuelan state of Aragua ? Richard Gallardo, Luis Hern?ndez and Carlos Requena ? were gunned down by an assassin. The murder came hours after the unionists had led a workers occupation of a Colombian-owned milk plant which had been brutally broken up by state police. All three were leaders of the UNT (National Workers Union) and of the USI (Socialist Left Unity), a party which has opposed attempts by the government of Hugo Ch?vez to impose state control of labor, and has fought the rightist opposition backed by imperialism. They may have been murdered by assassins hired by the Colombian company, by elements connected to the police of outgoing state governor, a former Ch?vez ally, or by supporters of a current official of the governing United Socialist Party. In any case, despite Ch?vez? socialist rhetoric, the reality of the bourgeois Bolivarian ?revolution? in Venezuela today is that leftist unionists are murdered while the forces of capitalist state repression back up the bosses. While many leftists have called on the Ch?vez government to investigate, Trotskyists call for organizing workers defense guards and imposing workers control of production. Venezuela today is stuck at a crossroads. Building a Bolshevik-type workers party based on Trotsky?s program of permanent revolution is key.
*** great societies that do not protect the innocent, become the guilty ***
"I think this is fun for the press, to try to stir up whatever quotes were generated during the course of the campaign." --President-elect Obama, Dec. 1, 2008
Is it possible?
Somebody had to offer a calm and serene response even though this will have to swim up the powerful stream of hopes raised by Obama in the international public opinion...
It is dizzying the amount of disinformation circulating out there regarding this issue. I'm reposting some responses of mine to people on other web sites who are promoting a number of different new lies about global warming. Some have purported that climate change supporters are following an earth worshiping religion, that greens are just bringing up this issue to force people to live more primitively and to induce guilt in people.
A Liberal-NDP coalition should be given a chance to govern. Many see this as an opportunity to have a functional parliament, which could serve to curb the apathy that many Canadians feel towards their politicians. It could also be used to further press for renegotiating NAFTA, and could finally lead to a parliamentary debate on the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America.
Like Arianna claim to be "on the left", her site betrays it's stated purpose
when nfl players and their fans decided to help this www volunteer lobby bring the needed c*h*a*n*g*e.... to this deceptive and deviously designed underfunded american judicial system !
Recently, a RC priest in Modesto, CA, got upset about Catholics voting for the Prez-Elect Barack Obama. He said if they did so because of his pro-abortion position, then they needed to go to Confession before receiving Holy Communion. Didn't the good padre every hear of the "Separation of Church and State" clause? Also, as a result of the priest-pedophile scandal, many feel it's the wrongdoers in the RC Church who need to do the confessing.
We need remember Fouad during this coming solstice. His contributions to this world are significant.
Americans inside US federal prisons have had no prospect of early release for decades thanks to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, which abolished federal parole. Since the early 1980's federal prisons have become increasingly crowded. No provision has been made to decrease the burden to the federal prison system and the expense to the American taxpayer, and there is no incentive for prisoners to work towards changing their behavior while they are incarcerated - no amount of rehabilitation or good behavior will, under the current rules, bring any of the over 200,000 people in the federal system home to be reunited with loved ones and community.
Carrying forward the work of Dr. Martin Luther King
Even through its muffled language, it was obvious that the typically non-alarmist New York Times was having trouble digesting the latest government announcements. On November 26, the Treasury and Fed revealed it would spend 800 billion more tax dollars towards new "lending" programs. That day, the Times concluded that the government was "sending a message that they will print as much money as needed to revive the crippled banking system."[!]
Later in the article we learn that "the government has assumed at least $7 trillion [!!] in direct and indirect financial obligations in the form of Wall Street bailouts, emergency lending and government guarantees on bank deposits, inter-bank loans and home mortgages." The term "blank check" doesn't begin to describe the vast amounts being tossed about.
President-elect Obama has been busy picking out the cabinet and advisers that will staff his administration. Lots of familiar faces, including some Bush loyalists.
The real test for President Obama: Will he honor the Constitution and have the Justice Department indict and prosecute him for many crimes?
Why are these firemen battling a blaze on the upper stories of a building under seige?
An ethical farce
president obama needs to tell the leaders of the free world democratic us congress ~ let my people go !!!
Indirect Taxation of packrats
The terrorism conducted by nation-states is vastly greater and causes many more casualties than that conducted by individuals or groups of individuals.
Religion, the Mother of Terrorism
A pit bull in need made it back into her yard.
So I found myself on an Obama list, fine. But here we are, the election is won. It's historic, agreed. I ain't using his name in vain. I just have a question.
Why is he still asking for money?
In the end, most trade deals have failed to live up to the hype and all the promised benefits at the expense of labour, safety, health, and environmental rights. Globalization and free trade are being hailed as ways to boast the world's economic woes, despite the fact that this ideology has created many other problems in the process.
Is Iran really ready to change its human rights record as the world's third leading (only behind China and the US) executioner of political prisoners? Or, do they really think Obama is just an extension of Bush?
Communist Workers Party of Iran!!!!!!!!
Thai patriots take airport.
my radical white bros & sistas: as you sit down tomorrow to tear into your free range turkey and organic wine & such: please stop for a sec and ask yourselves why you continue to celebrate the genocide of my people, couldja maybe???
thanks a bundle,
It doesn't look like we're going to impeach these guys, or stop the occupation any time soon. What's a serious activist to do? What direction should we be headed? Any ideas?
If anything, Obama's victory should bring the spotlight to anyone paying attention that racism not only continues to exist (no shit, Sherlock) but indeed, is also on the rise.
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