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26.08.2014

From Gaza to Ferguson: Exposing the Toolbox of Racist Repression

From Gaza to Ferguson: Exposing the Toolbox of Racist Repression

Mass incarceration and militarized police forces are two of the most potent tools in a panoply of repressive instruments of power used by Israel and the U.S. By Corinna Mullin and Azadeh Shahshahani A version of this article originally appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus. From the death… »

25.08.2014

Blowback: Vijay Prashad on How Islamic State Grew Out of U.S Invasion of Iraq, Destruction of Nation

Blowback: Vijay Prashad on How Islamic State Grew Out of U.S Invasion of Iraq, Destruction of Nation

Militants from Islamic State stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces. Fighters from Islamic State have seized three Syrian military bases in the area in recent weeks. This comes as the Pentagon considers expanding its airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq to include… »

24.08.2014

Zim protests in Tacoma and Seattle / Oakland ship failed to fully unload

Zim protests in Tacoma and Seattle / Oakland ship failed to fully unload

The Free Palestine Movement finds this source from within the container shipping community to be in agreement with our sources at the port of Oakland.  While Israeli consul general Andy Davis and the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Israeli ship Zim Piraeus completed its objective… »

22.08.2014

“Negro Spring”: Ferguson Residents, Friends of Michael Brown Speak Out for Human Rights

“Negro Spring”: Ferguson Residents, Friends of Michael Brown Speak Out for Human Rights

As peaceful protests continued Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in the city to meet with residents and FBI agents investigating the police shooting of Michael Brown. Democracy Now! traveled to Ferguson this week and visited the site where the 18-year-old Brown was killed. We spoke… »

19.08.2014

Activist: For a New Generation, Ferguson Marks Historic Nonviolent Resistance to Police Repression

Activist: For a New Generation, Ferguson Marks Historic Nonviolent Resistance to Police Repression

Democracy Now! As protests continue in Ferguson, activists are traveling to Missouri to join the movement in solidarity. We speak with one activist who has just arrived to Ferguson from Florida, Phillip Agnew, the executive director of Dream Defenders, a network of youth of color and their allies who… »

17.08.2014

USA blocking Chinese-Russian ban on weapons in space

USA blocking Chinese-Russian ban on weapons in space

US CONTINUES TO BLOCK CHINESE-RUSSIAN PROPOSAL TO NEGOTIATE TREATY TO BAN WEAPONS IN SPACE By Alice Slater, who is an activist with ABOLITION 2000, a network of over 2000 organizations in more than 90 countries worldwide working for a global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons. What is it… »

16.08.2014

Vigil for Peace in Gaza and Israel In the spirit of Japanese o-bon

August 15 in Japanese calendar is o-bon, a day dedicated to honoring deceased loved ones. By doing so, it also gives an opportunity for the living to reflect on our lives that were given by our ancestors and renew a commitment to live our… »

16.08.2014

Cops or Soldiers? Pentagon, DHS Helped Arm Police in Ferguson with Equipment Used in War

Cops or Soldiers? Pentagon, DHS Helped Arm Police in Ferguson with Equipment Used in War

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Radley Balko is the author of the book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces. He also blogs for The Washington Post. He’s speaking to us from Nashville. Talk about the… »

16.08.2014

Vigil for Peace in Gaza and Israel

NYC August 15 – In front of Gandhi statue in Union Square, a vigil was held to ask for a nonviolent solution to end the conflict in Gaza and Israel, followed by a ceremony for people to send their best wishes of peace and hope to those affected by the… »

14.08.2014

NYC next six months of progressive government

NYC next six months of progressive government

It has been six months since a progressive government took office in New York City and we can be sure that a number of press articles will be evaluating the work of the new administration. Covered, no doubt, will be the housing strategy, Pre-K access reform, the unchanged institution that… »

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