Police brutality in Miami as in Genoa!
A National Lawyer's Guild Student Organizer writes this update from Miami on beatings and ongoing arrests. Also attached is an open letter from the NLG to the Mayor of Miami.
The promotion of Major General Robert T. Clark to the rank of Lieutenant General, drew rancor from the nationís major Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Organizations, including the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC).
Today's proceeding - the long-delayed and final hearing in the case of Amer Jubran - saw the complete collapse of all pretenses to fairness, justice and objectivity. Despite the government's insistence to the contrary, this case has always been an effort to silence voices that speak out for Palestinian liberation and against the policies of the United States and its client state Israel. Nothing about today's proceedings has succeeded in silencing those voices.
Historian Howard Zinn ("A People's History of the United States") endorsed Dennis Kucinich as his favored candidate for President in this speech (with edited Q&A) given in Harvard Sq on Nov 22, 2003. In it he declares Bush as THE worst president the US has ever had, and argues Kucinich has the clearest and boldest vision for this country.
Campaign info at www.kucinich.us (27:49m at 48kbps, also available on video) (article 1)
Despite all the bad images and problems of the FTAA protest there was some very positive things that also happened. There were many people that took time to commit acts of social responsibility and acts of kindness.