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A Review of John Ross' Zapatistas

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Thu, 22/03/2007 - 05:39

Cover Zapatistas by John Ross- by Stephen Lendman

John Ross is a Latin American correspondent and activist who's been living in and writing about Mexico for nearly four decades turning out some of the most important and incisive analysis of events there of anyone covering the country, its history, politics and people. Few writers anywhere make the country come alive like he can. He lives among the people and knows them well including Zapatista leader Subcommandante Marcos who may have given Ross his first ever interview.

Ross has written eight books of fiction and non-fiction and is one of the few surviving Beat poets with nine chapbooks of poetry in and out of print, the latest of which is due out soon called Bomba. He's also been called a new John Reed (who wrote the classic 10 Days that Shook the World on the Russian Revolution) covering a new Mexican revolution playing out around the country from its most indigenous, impoverished South in Chiapas and Oaxaca to the streets of its capital in Mexico City.

The kidnapping of Geneva Johnson

Submitted by Sheldon Johnson on Sat, 03/03/2007 - 05:56

My family desperately needs your help! Please read our story and sign the petitions at the bottom of the page to free Geneva & force an investigation into this tragic matter.

An order of removal was signed to remove my niece Geneva Johnson from the premises of her grandmother Annie Lackey on 2/2/05 base on a lie by an ACS case worker (Angelica Reyes). It was determined that an emergency removal was necessary because the case worker claimed that her grandmother exhibits bizarre behavior; and the absence of furniture in her home with the exception of a dresser and a few chairs.

HIV is on Trial in Australia

Submitted by Alan Gough on Sun, 25/02/2007 - 09:02

 Where is the proof  that HIV exists- by Alan Gough

Court Weighs Evidence for Claims of Isolation, Transmission and Testing

(ed: click on image to visit www.virusmyth.net)

A motion for appeal in a criminal hearing in Adelaide, Australia has become the focus of international attention as fundamental claims by orthodox AIDS researchers -- including the infamous Dr Robert Gallo -- come under vigorous cross-examination by an attorney demanding scientific evidence that the virus exists. Top AIDS industry spokespersons from around the world have appeared in person or by satellite in Adelaide to defend the HIV hypothesis against charges by a local team of scientific and medical experts known as 'The Perth Group' who asserts that two decades of AIDS research have failed to produce a purified isolate of HIV, validation of the accuracy so-called HIV tests, or proof that HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids.

Corporation Australia

Submitted by Arthur Cristian on Sat, 20/01/2007 - 11:52

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act- by Arthur and Fiona Cristian

Most Australians mistakenly believe we have a Constitution that determines how we are governed and the laws that are made that have an effect over our lives. Most Australians are unaware that, even to this day, The Commonwealth Of Australia does not have a Constitution and in fact, The Commonwealth Of Australia is now a registered private corporation, which the men and women of Australia do not own or control.

How did this happen?

Why have the men and women of Australia been lied to for more than 100 years?

Who has really benefited from this 100-year-old secret?
Lets find out.

There were three referendums over the Australian Constitution prior to 1900. When the results of the third referendum of 1898 for the proposed Australian Constitution were sent across to the British Colonial Office, 68 alterations were made by the Colonial Office before it was presented to the Imperial Parliament as a bill for debate.

Rainbow Solidarity For The Cuban 5

Submitted by IAC on Mon, 08/01/2007 - 14:37

Free the Cuban 5- by Leslie Feinberg

The International Action Center calls on everyone to support two important events on the Cuban 5. Below, find information about an important call for Rainbow Solidarity for the Cuban 5 & a rally for the Cuban 5 in New York on Jan. 13.

*1. RAINBOW SOLIDARITY FOR THE CUBAN 5*

I and other LGBT activists working with the New York Free the Cuban 5 Committee very much hope that you will sign on to the call below.

The Cuban Five are political prisoners held by the United States government for the "crime" of trying to stop U.S.-based terror attacks against Cuba. U.S. courts recently denied the ruling for a new trial. With this call we hope to re-invigorate outrage at the targeting and continued imprisonment of these political prisoners.

The Spirit of Tom Paine

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Fri, 05/01/2007 - 12:01

Tom Paine- by Stephen Lendman

We only know about Tom Paine because Thomas Edison discovered him in the 1920s. Edison believed he was our most important political thinker, and it was essential that his writings and ideas be taught in the nation's schools. It's no exaggeration that there might never have been an American Revolution without this man's writings that had such a profound influence on the nation's founders and masses of people he reached through one of the few "mainstream" means of communicating of that period.

Paine was an unlikely man to have had such influence. He was humbly born and raised in England, was largely self-educated and decided to come to the colonies in 1774 after meeting Benjamin Franklin in London who encouraged and sponsored him to do it. It was a decision that changed the world, but who could have imagined it at the time.

Paine only began writing two years earlier when he took up the cause of excise (or customs) officers arguing in a pamphlet he wrote they were unfairly paid and deserved more. When he came to the colonies he chose the right place settling in Philadelphia where he began writing for the Pennsylvania Magazine, later became its editor and began working on Common Sense in 1776 that he published anonymously. It became an instant best-seller in the colonies and in Europe, made Paine internationally famous and was the most influential piece of writing of the Revolution.

- Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

The Washington State Supreme Court, in its wisdom, a few days ago (December 14th, 2006), literally, for all time, smashed the New York ad agency run "quackbuster" operation's effort to use individual State Administrative hearings to destroy innovation in health care in favor of the "drugs, drugs, and more drugs" medical monopoly. The sleazy "Plan of '96" has been thwarted.

Mulrunji Doomadgee photo courtesy ABCGreens leader Bob Brown says he'll ask the federal government to back a royal commission into the death of Aboriginal man Mulrunji Doomadgee on Queensland's Palm Island.

Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions Leanne Clare this week announced charges would not be laid against Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley over the November 19, 2004 death of 36-year-old Mulrunji.

The ruling followed the finding in September by Deputy State Coroner Christine Clements that Snr Sgt Hurley had struck Mulrunji and caused his fatal injuries at the police station on Palm Island, off Townsville.

"I will ask the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, to seek government backing for a royal commission to investigate both the death at the Palm Island police station and the Queensland decision not to prosecute the police officer involved," Senator Brown said in a statement.

The Spirit of Democracy in Venezuela

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Sat, 09/12/2006 - 09:25

Hugo Chavez wins the presidency of Venezuela on December 3, 2006- by Stephen Lendman

"Today we gave another lesson in dignity to the imperialists, it is another defeat for the empire of Mr. Danger....another defeat for the devil. We will never be a colony of the US again....Long live the socialist revolution....Destiny has been written....Socialism is human. Socialism is love." This is how Hugo Chavez Frias characterized his smashing electoral victory on December 3 when he appeared on the balcony of the Palacio de Miraflores (the official presidential palace residence) and addressed a huge gathering of his followers below that evening telling them of his victory for the people and that he now has an even stronger mandate to pursue his Bolivarian Project to do more for them ahead than he's already accomplished so far which is considerable.

He told his loyal, cheering supporters his impressive landslide electoral victory is one more blow to George Bush, and it follows on the others won by populist candidates in the region in the past six weeks by Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazil on October 29, Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua on November 7, and Rafael Correa in Equador on November 26. Chavez will serve for another six year term that will run until December, 2012.

Love for Life Campaign

Submitted by Arthur Cristian on Tue, 05/12/2006 - 10:57

We are committed to using our actions as a campaign, a story, to help awaken other Australians. Our story has all the right ingredients to trigger the rising up of a mass of humanity and together with all other freedom committers, finally dissolve the evil that continues to spread all around us. The campaign is in need of a website/webpage temporarily until we can get a LOVE FOR LIFE website up and running, to post documentation, with a simple menu and a brief home page front story with our family photo.

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