Happy Birthday, You’re Not a Person

Today is my birthday. North Carolina voters just decided I'm not fully human. Here is a response. Whereas miscegenation queered the rite's unstable battle, today another state banned endogamy, the joining of like to like, ironically as ever calling difference into being. Not so much for domestication but facing inhumanity ratified by popular declaim, I… Continue reading Happy Birthday, You’re Not a Person

Action alert: What you can do for RNC protesters

** PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY ** National Call for Action to Stop Police Brutality at the Republian National Convention! Support 300 people arrested in Saint Paul! Demand an end to illegal detention and brutality in Ramsey County Jail! 9/3/08, St. Paul - Approximately 300 people have been arrested for participating in demonstrations since the beginning of… Continue reading Action alert: What you can do for RNC protesters

RNC activists charged as “terrorists” for exercising democratic rights

http://twincities.indymedia.org/2008/sep/breaking-rnc-8-charged-conspiracy-riot-furtherance-terrorism BREAKING: RNC 8 Charged with "Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism" In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of… Continue reading RNC activists charged as “terrorists” for exercising democratic rights

Al-Arian released!

Subject: BREAKING NEWS: DR. AL-ARIAN RELEASED ON BOND Press Release September 2, 2008 After five-and-a-half years of harsh and gratutious detention, former Florida professor and civil rights activist Dr. Sami Al-Arian was released on bond, reuniting with his family for the first time since his ordeal began in 2003. Earlier today (Tuesday), a federal judge… Continue reading Al-Arian released!

Hamas: We are not against Jews, just against the Israeli occupation

http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/bassem_naeem/2008/05/hamas_condemns_the_holocaust.html Hamas condemns the Holocaust We are not engaged in a religious conflict with Jews; this is a political struggle to free ourselves from occupation and oppression Bassem Naeem May 12, 2008 As the Palestinian people prepare to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba ("catastrophe") - the dispossession and expulsion of most of our… Continue reading Hamas: We are not against Jews, just against the Israeli occupation

The cost of war: social security crisis, 47 million without health care, rising college costs, rampant world hunger. . .

Not to mention the many hundreds of thousands of lives. This from Bob Herbert at The New York Times: "For a fraction of the cost of this war we could have put Social Security on a sound footing for the next half-century or more." The money spent on the war each day is enough to… Continue reading The cost of war: social security crisis, 47 million without health care, rising college costs, rampant world hunger. . .

Meanwhile, back at the war . . .

Iraqis blame U.S. for discord. Shocker. The Dems keep giving Bush $. Promises, promises. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/18/AR2007121802262.html All Iraqi Groups Blame U.S. Invasion for Discord, Study Shows Iraqis of all sectarian and ethnic groups believe that the U.S. military invasion is the primary root of the violent differences among them, and see the departure of "occupying forces"… Continue reading Meanwhile, back at the war . . .

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Texas Socialist Conference November 3-4 2007

TEXAS SOCIALIST CONFERENCE 2007 BUILDING THE REVOLUTIONARY ALTERNATIVE Saturday - Sunday, November 3 - 4 University of Texas at Austin http://socialismconferencetx.org The 2007 Texas Socialist Conference is a two-day event that will bring together socialists and other activists who are involved in struggles across the region -- from opposing the war to organizing against the… Continue reading Texas Socialist Conference November 3-4 2007

Cindy Sheehan: Pigs of War Come in 2 Colors

Read this while watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqy4DTHGqg - - - - - - Published on Monday, September 10, 2007 by CommonDreams.org Pigs of War by Cindy Sheehan "I believe it is imperative that we never lose our voice of dissent, regardless of political pressure. As Martin Luther King, Jr said: 'there comes a time when silence is… Continue reading Cindy Sheehan: Pigs of War Come in 2 Colors

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Iraqis to U.S.: Go home

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2129675,00.html Insurgents form political front to plan for US pullout Leaders of Iraqi groups say attacks will go on until Americans leave Seumas Milne in Damascus Thursday July 19, 2007 Guardian Seven of the most important Sunni-led insurgent organisations fighting the US occupation in Iraq have agreed to form a public political alliance with the… Continue reading Iraqis to U.S.: Go home

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