Disappointed By School Closing Vote, Union Targets... →
A day after school officials approved shutting down 50 schools, the Chicago Teachers Union and community activists say they’ll hold a voter registration and education campaign. The union is agitated that Mayor Rahm Emanuel, school board members and some lawmakers failed to listen to parents, teachers and others who called for the schools to remain open. Before they voted yes on the sweeping...
Support NYC anarchist jailed for refusing to speak... →
From Andrew Battle: NYC anarchist Gerald “Jerry” Koch was taken into federal custody yesterday after a civil contempt hearing where he again refused to answer questions in front of a grand jury investigating a 2008 crime. The whole story can be found at http://jerryresists.net/ but in a nutshell, Jerry was called in front of the grand jury in 2009 and refused to speak to them at that...
A brief history of ‘marriage’, Part 1 →
By Bob McCubbin Supreme Court decisions are expected sometime in June on the constitutionality of California’s Prop 8, which prohibits same-sex marriage, and the federal so-called “Defense of Marriage Act,” which discriminates against same-sex married couples in the administration of more than 1,000 federal programs. However, it is a foregone conclusion that, with or without the support of these...
George Galloway: Woolwich Attack will be Repeated,... →
Galloway went on to claim that the sort of violence witnessed on a London street “will happen again, because we are at war with Muslims all over the world. It will happen again as long as we are, as a country, involved in spreading murder and mayhem across the Muslim world. “The true disaster of 7/7, as yesterday, is that the crimes of guilty people are paid for by innocent people....
4 Americans Killed in Drone Strikes, U.S.... →
One day before President Obama is due to deliver a major speech on national security, his administration on Wednesday formally acknowledged that the United States had killed four American citizens in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. In a letter to Congressional leaders obtained by The New York Times, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. disclosed that the administration had deliberately killed...
This sickening atrocity in London is exactly what we are paying the same kind of...– George Galloway via Twitter At first I was going to reblog Galloway’s quote without comment. But while drawing attention to what imperialism is doing to Syria is great and correct, from what I can see, there is no reason to assume the two men (said to be from Somalia) are Islamists of the...
Beheading in Woolwich, UK - British Soldier Dead →
May 22st, 2013 -PERSON DEAD WITHOUT A HEAD CONFIRMED FOR BRITISH SOLIDER. TWO SOMALIANS CRITICALLY INJURED. One man is reported dead and two others injured amid reports of a shooting incident close to the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich this afternoon.One witness reported seeing a man beheaded in the street in an attack by two men. The report also said that police officers opened fire after...
Chickens come home to roost: Brit soldier killed... →
A man has been killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot by police in Woolwich, south-east London. Prime Minister David Cameron said there were “strong indications that it is a terrorist incident” and the UK would “never buckle” in the face of such attacks. Footage has emerged showing a man wielding a bloodied meat cleaver and making political statements. There...
NYC: Retail Store Action in Solidarity with... →
Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) - 2:30pm Meet at Herald Square, 34th St. & 6th Ave., Manhattan We stand in solidarity with the workers of Bangladesh and are outraged over the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza building, which has killed more than 1,100 garment workers. This follows the fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory last year where more than 100 Bangladeshi workers lost their lives. On...
Rights Group Calls for Concrete Steps to Close... →
As President Obama addresses the nation on his efforts to fulfill the promise he made to the American people and the world four years ago to close the infamous prison at Guantanamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights welcomes the president’s re-commitment to closing the prison, but the time for laudable statements is long past. As most of the 166 men at Guantanamo continue into the third month...
Kim Jong Un's Special Envoy Arrives in Beijing
Pyongyang, May 22 (KCNA) — Vice Marshal of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and director of the KPA General Political Bureau, arrived in Beijing on Wednesday by special plane to visit the People’s Republic of China as a special envoy of Kim Jong Un, first...
Chicago school board to vote on mass school... →
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education is due to vote on Wednesday on a controversial proposal to close 54 schools in the country’s third-largest public school district in what would be the largest mass school closing in the nation. The district’s plans to close 53 elementary schools and a high school this year, mainly in Hispanic and African-American neighborhoods, has...
How Gaddafi`s Great Human-Made River Project... →
Libyans called it the eighth wonder of the world. Western media called it a pet project and the pipe dream of a mad dog. The “mad dog” himself in 1991 prophetically said about the largest civil engineering venture in the world: “After this achievement, American threats against Libya will double. The United States will make excuses, but the real reason is to stop this...
Open Letter to Facebook on Representation of Rape... →
We, the undersigned, are writing to demand swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook. Specifically, we call on you, Facebook, to take three actions: Recognize speech that trivializes or glorifies violence against girls and women as hate speech and make a commitment that you will not tolerate this content. Effectively train...
Body of Footless Torture Victim Unearthed Near US... →
canadian-communist: Laborers digging a water ditch just 200 yards from a former US Special Forces outpost in Afghanistan have discovered the body of a missing Afghan man, Sayid Mohammad, who was last seen being taken to the base after being taken into custody by men associated with the US military. According to the New York Times, Afghan officials say both of Mohammad’s feet had been cut off...
Chokwe Lumumba wins mayoral primary in Jackson,... →
Greetings Friends and Allies, It is now official! The Campaign to Elect Chokwe Lumumba won the runoff election tonight! This is a significant victory and testament to the years of community organizing put in by the New Afrikan Peoples Organization, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the People’s Assembly and the broad array of progressive forces we’re allied with in Jackson and the region. ...
On Hezbollah’s Syrian Intervention →
By Ibrahim al-Amin, Al-Akhbar Those who oppose Hezbollah’s political and military support for the Syrian regime are the very same people who reject any role for the Resistance in Lebanon. They dream of turning the party into a charitable organization, never once having stood by its side when it battled Israel for years to liberate the South. Quite frankly, no one – from Hezbollah leadership all...
Syrian contras call for Qusayr reinforcements... →
Syria’s main opposition alliance on Wednesday urged fighters to come from around the country to reinforce Qusayr against attempts by President Bashar al-Assad’s troops and supporters to gain control of the rebel-held town. The appeal came as Syrian government forces battled for the fourth straight day trying to wrest control of the western town of Qusayr from the rebels. The town lies...
Man with ties to Boston bombing suspect shot... →
A man with ties to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed by an FBI agent while being questioned in Florida, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. The man who was shot, Ibragim Todashev, 27, was not suspected of having played any role in the bombing that killed three people and injured scores more in April, they said. Instead, law enforcement officials...
Philippines Coca-Cola Workers strike UPDATE
Through their collective and militant action, the striking workers of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines have successfully asserted and defended their right to just wage, job security, and union representation! The strikers and the management of Coca–Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc.-Sta. Rosa plant have reached a settlement. The management promised to 1). recognize the workers as regular employees of...
Immigrants, working-class youth rebel in Sweden →
Hundreds of youths set fire to cars and attacked police and rescue services in poor immigrant suburbs in three nights of rioting in Stockholm, Sweden’s worst disorder in years. Last night, a police station in the Jakobsberg area in the northwest of the city was attacked, two schools were damaged and an arts and crafts centre was set ablaze, despite a call for calm from Prime Minister Fredrik...
South Korean Workers Stage Mass Actions in Gwangju
Pyongyang, May 21 (KCNA) — Workers from across south Korea staged mass actions in Kwangju on May 17 on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the May 18 Kwangju Popular Uprising. Representatives of the industrial trade unions and regional headquarters under the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and workers affiliated to those organizations staged a sit-in strike in front of the...
The apparent demise of Tumblr's queue functions...
Is this the programmers’ way of protesting, by screwing with the site’s functionality? IDK
NYC: March & Rally to Support Striking Legal...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm Gather at 40 Worth Street, Manhattan - March to 90 Hudson Street Support Legal Services Staff Association / NOLSW, UAW, on strike against Legal Services NYC (LSNYC) LSNYC has cancelled/postponed their Jazz for Justice fundraiser that had long been scheduled for this Wednesday evening. You, of course, were cordially invited to join striking LSSA...
Read Red: Assata's Autobiography →
This is a great book. I say that not just because it’s by a hero of the struggle for liberation and revolution. Not just because it’s timely to read Assata’s own words now especially, since the U.S. government has renewed its attack on her this month, labeling her a terrorist and naming her one of the FBI’s most wanted. Not only because this latest escalation is also...