Far from the razor-wire capped protest prison in the shadow of the flag-bedecked Boston Fleet Center, progressive activists shared center stage with their Democratic Party champions before a crowd of 1,000 at the Roxbury Community College Gymnasium in Boston. The occasion was a founding conference for a new organization, the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) which vows to build a sustained movement to transform the Democratic Party into a force for social justice and environmental sanity.
Mountains of evidence demonstrate the systematic persecution of Aristide and Lavalas supporters, contrary to media's silence. This is what the corporate media and imperial powers have given Haiti for its 200 year anniversary of independence from slavery.
Peter Tatchell is a leading gay and human rights campaigner (in England). Peter Tatchell says that animal experiments have undermined HIV research and hindered new treatments. Here is an article he wrote for SHAC:
A brief article appeared in the Northeastern University newspaper about the DNC protests. Surprisingly enough, factual information seemed to be conspicuously absent, so I wrote this letter in an attempt to set them straight. I don't know if they'll publish it or not, but I thought it might be of interest to others.
We are at a moment in history where Bush & Kerry and the whole ruling
class are looking for a mandate--looking for an approving thumbs-up, or at least
a complicit silence from people in this country for their whole war-of-empire
horrors and homeland repression. They want to go forward--with whoever wins--and
say, "This was the will of the people." But MILLIONS are fed-up with
this program and do not want to go along with it.