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News :: Politics
Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?
26 Jun 2006
Authors Joel Bleifuss and Steven F. Freeman discuss strong evidence that the 2004 Election results may well have tampered with, robbing the People of a fair election and giving the White Huse (once again) to Bush. Essay is based on their forthcoming book onthe same subject.
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Commentary :: Organizing : Politics
Taking Impeachment on the Road
26 Jun 2006
Modified: 11:05:43 AM
Impeachment can play a vital role in building resistance to dictatorship, both in the electoral politics and on the street. It’s not an either/or proposition.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
What’s Next for the Palestinians - Starvation?
26 Jun 2006
Modified: 08:33:08 AM
Since 01/06, when the Palestinians elected a Hamas-dominated government, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have accelerated their brutal treatment. After Israeli PM, Ehud Olmert, appeared before the lapdog U.S. Congress on May 31, 2006, the IOF also slaughtered 32 Palestinians, including 10 children. On 06/23/06, Tim Rothermel and Laila El-Haddad, at a Capitol Hill forum, warned that the Palestinians may, eventually, face starvation, too.
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Commentary :: Human Rights : Politics
THE LEFT'S ISRAEL LOBBY DENIAL As Exemplified by Stephen Zunes, U. of San Francisco
25 Jun 2006
Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream media, the Left, in general, is good at telling the truth about Israel's oppression of the Palestinians. But the Left's unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role, as one of the most significant obstacles to justice for the Palestinians, in shaping U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East helps to maintain that very policy. Certain Leftists (like Noam Chomsky or Stephen Zunes) actually function as Israel lobby APOLOGISTS and, in that sense, in effect, back door Zionists. It's okay for them to criticize Gentiles who organize (e.g., "Christian Zionists" or Gentiles in the ruling class) for their responsibility in perpetuating the oppression of the Palestinians, but to criticize Zionist Jews (including Jewish neocons) who organize for the same purpose is considered taboo, and for that even some Leftist authorities will label others as "anti-Semitic" – or (as Zunes alternately says) as “_thinking_ like an anti-Semite.” In the past, one used to be labeled “anti-Semitic” for criticizing the state of Israel at all; now, some still call others “anti-Semitic” for criticizing the Israel lobby. See the article:
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Commentary :: International
four years of bloody war
25 Jun 2006
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Commentary :: Politics
The International Socialist Organization and the 2006 election
23 Jun 2006
The International Socialist Organization is holding a conference this weekend in New York City under the slogan “Socialism 2006—Build the Left, Fight the Right.”

An examination of the perspective upon which this gathering has been organized, however, makes clear that it is aimed at promoting a “left” variety of bourgeois politics, in the form of the Green Party, which can serve only to divert a mass movement that arises against the right-wing policies of the two major parties and lead it into a political dead end.
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LOCAL News :: Labor : Politics
Final petition signatures submitted for "cross endorsement" initiative
23 Jun 2006
Ballot Freedom campaign submits final petition signatures qualifying "cross endorsement" initiative for Nov. 2006 ballot. Proposed change would give voters more choices in elections, stronger voice in politics.
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Commentary :: Politics
The Left's Israeli Lobby Denial
23 Jun 2006
Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream, the Left is good on telling the truth about the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. But its unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role in shaping American Middle East policy helps to maintain that very policy
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News :: Organizing
The First US Army Officer to Refuse Iraq Deployment
23 Jun 2006
"I am whole-heartedly opposed to the continued war in Iraq, the deception used to wage this war, and the lawlessness that has pervaded every aspect of our civilian leadership."
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Announcement :: Environment
Directions to Earth First! rendezvous
23 Jun 2006
This years rendezvous will be in SW Virginia, July 3-10
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