By Krystalline Kraus - July 3, 2010
How the mainstream media affected public opinion surrounding the G20 protests in Toronto.
By Denis G. Rancourt - Friday, July 2, 2010
These cops are not just racist...individuals because of their particular personal circumstances. Their language and actions show that they are trained into a military culture where protesters and activists are the enemy and are to be rooted out and intimidated away from societal participation. They aren’t just pigs. They are anti-democracy commandos.
Video-interviewed by Angola 3 News in May, 2010, Ramona Africa is the sole adult survivor of the May 13, 1985 massacre of 11 members of the MOVE organization. Founded in the early 1970s by John Africa, MOVE is a mostly black religious and family-based political organization that, in their words, works "to stop industry from poisoning the air, the water, the soil, and to put an end to the enslavement of life - people, animals, any form of life.”
By Toronto Street Medics - June 28, 2010
Volunteers who provided first aid at the G20 protests this weekend are calling for an independent investigation into injuries caused by police. “There has been a lot of focus on violence against property, but we are calling attention to violence against people”...“[W]e demand an investigation into violent police action at these protests...People were beaten simply for exercising their right to demonstrate.”
A federal appeals court just delivered a crushing blow to prisoners' rights. Yesterday, a ruling by a federal appeals court ensured that for the foreseeable future, Albert Woodfox will remain right where he has been for the last three decades: in a 6 x 9 cell in the heart of America’s largest and most notorious prison.
By Krystalline Kraus - June 19, 2010
In my head I immediately imagine a burly union dude grabbing a young sapling with one hand, ripping it out of the ground with a great cry towards Odin and hurling it at the police.
Jennifer Friedenbach has worked about 18 years on homeless and poverty issues, including welfare rights, housing, homeless prevention, healthcare, disability, and human and civil rights.
Our first guest is Georgia Schreiber, Board Chair of California Prison Focus (CPF). CPF staff work with prisoners and their family members to expose human rights abuses with a larger vision of closing the SHU and ultimately abolishing California's racist, genocidal prison system.
Our guest, Attorney Dennis Cunningham, established the People's Law Office in Chicago from which he and young Attorney Jeffrey Haas conducted a landmark civil rights case ultimately winning a large settlement for the Panthers' families -- although Chicago's killer cops were never criminally charged.
Help us feed the poor and marginalized in our community. All we ask is that you watch this video and share with others. Be well my friends.
-The Creative Awareness Collective
By Nadezhda Kevorkova - May 31, 2010
Israel is now a lunatic state...We have to ask ourselves a simple, basic, fundamental question: can a lunatic state like Israel be trusted with two to three hundred nuclear devices when it is now threatening its neighbors Iran and Lebanon with an attack?
There are now huge masses of oil lurking within the Gulf of Mexico. As well, the entire gulf is now covered by the glinty sheen of oil and dispersant oil mix. Here are satellite pictures and new videos.
Friday, May 14 2010 - Infoshop News
We here at AK Press were both shocked and...thrilled when...Glenn Beck held up our new book on the Greek Insurrection of December 2008 on his FOX News program...saying that this book was the next “playbook” that radicals in this country would be taking a page from...But we were also kind of confused, because Beck seemed eager to interpret the book as yet another installment in the “communist” conspiracy … only, well, we’re anarchists...Beck tends to avoid directly confronting “anarchism” as a system of political actions and ideals. So we started thinking about why that might be, and the result of our deep deliberations follows in an open letter to Mr. Beck.
By Greg Grandin - May 15, 2010
At the heart of Tea Party history is the argument that "progressivism is fascism is communism." Conceptually, such a claim helps frame what many call "American exceptionalism," a belief that the exclusive role of government is to protect individual rights -- to speech, to assembly, to carry guns, and, of course, to own property -- and not to deliver social rights like health care, education, or welfare.
By Paul Canning - May 13, 2010
In Uzbekistan it seems that promoting condoms and sterile needles to stop the spread of HIV is "immoral" and deserving of imprisonment in its notorious jails. The country...has given one of its leading Aids workers a seven-year sentence...Maxim Popov is the founder of the now-closed non-governmental Aids organisation, Izis...Uzbekistan has one of the world's fastest-rising HIV infection rates.