By Krystalline Kraus - rabble.ca
There is a rich history of resistance against colonialism in North America-Turtle Island...Drawn from the deep water of this legacy, the Idle No More movement has sprung up -- starting in early December 2012 and promising to continue into the new year.
By Leonard Peltier and Amy Goodman - Znet
Leonard Peltier, one of the nation’s most well-known and longest-incarcerated prisoners, speaks out from the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman, Florida, where he is currently held. Peltier is the Native American activist and former member of the American Indian Movement who was convicted of aiding in the killing of two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. Sentenced to prison in 1977, Peltier is now 68 years old.
By MARK WEISBROT - December 19, 2012
Venezuela is a middle-income country where the rule of law is relatively weak, as is the state generally...But compared with other countries of its income level, it does not stand out for anything in the realm of human rights abuses. Certainly there is nothing in Venezuela comparable to the abuses by Washington allies such as Mexico or Honduras – where candidates for political office, opposition activists, and journalists are regularly murdered...By contrast, we in the United States are not doing so well by comparison to our own history and income level. We have suffered a serious loss of civil liberties under the administrations of George W. Bush and President Obama.
Below is an article, reprinted in full, reporting on an event in London, England that was organized by the Cage Prisoners organization. One of the featured speakers was Robert H. King of the Angola 3, who was released in 2001 after 29 years in solitary confinement. King's comrades Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace remain behind bars and have now been in solitary for over 40 years.
Today is the five year anniversary of the historic action at Vancouver Airport that prevented the deportation of Laibar Singh, an almost two year struggle that many of No One Is Illegal's Vancouver activists were deeply involved.
By Ali Abunimah - Electronic Intifada
In its report on Hamas leader Khaled Meshal’s speech in Gaza on Saturday, The Observer...quoted Meshal saying the following words: We don’t kill Jews because they are Jews. We kill the Zionists because they are conquerors and we will continue to kill anyone who takes our land and our holy places … We will free Jerusalem inch by inch, stone by stone. This however is a blatant mistranslation.
What you don't see in the media about Gaza. Horrifying!
By Dave Zirin - November 29, 2012
State referenda earlier this month legalized small amounts of marijuana for personal use in Colorado and Washington State. These votes threaten to raise a massive legal and public relations headache for the NFL. Two of their teams, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, now play in states where marijuana is legal. This could have implications for where players choose to go in free agency as well as how players desire to treat their injuries...The NFL is trying to nip this...in the bud.
By Julian Assange - Friday, November 30, 2012
In his most extended interview in months, Julian Assange speaks to Democracy Now! from inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been holed up for nearly six months. Assange vowed WikiLeaks would persevere despite attacks against it.
As many of us now know, a vast amount of airplanes are currently spraying most of the Earth's population with aluminum, barium, strontium, etc. Less discussed components of the spray programs include lab-created synthetic life-forms and other biological materials such as red blood cells, fungus, and self-replicating nano-fibers. Massive and diverse geo-engineering operations are indeed occurring. Moreover, a peculiar syndrome called Morgellons has emerged and has now been linked to these eugenics/transhumanist operations.
By Jesse McLaren - November 24, 2012
The Conservative government is denying chemotherapy to refugees and imposing carcinogenic tar sands on indigenous communities, as part of an oil-driven economy that puts profits above people and the planet. But there are growing movements demanding healthcare and a green future for all.
By Jorge Rivas - Colorlines
Meet Matthew Fogg, a former U.S. Marshal whose exploits led him to be nicknamed “Batman.” When he noticed that all of his team’s drug raids were in black areas, he suggested doing the same in the suburbs.
Hundreds came out in Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories, for an emergency protest against Israeli Deputy Minister Eliaz Luf, Canadian Deportation Minister Jason Kenney, and former Tory Cabinet Minister Stockwell Day.
By MIKE KING - Counterpunch
Police violence is not an epidemic, not a new disease ravaging an otherwise healthy body politic. Police violence is a metastasized form of the cancer that has been present in this political order since it was in the colonial womb. Institutionalized racial violence is a cancerous mutation built into the very nature of “American Democracy” – the primary condition that has kept it forever fragmented, hypocritical, and lying to itself with one eye closed so as not to see its own behavior – a condition which has consistently fueled this cycle of violence for hundreds of years.
Canadians Rally Outside Halifax War Conference to Uphold Principles of Sovereignty and Self-Determination [Video]
The Halifax International Security Forum was recently held at the Westin hotel for three days. On the second day, 100-200 protestors stood outside the hotel in solidarity with Palestine, Syria and Iran while denouncing Israel’s behaviour and boldly calling for Canada to exit NATO.