Dozens Arrested in Washington Dc Protesting US Torture Policies

42 Arrested at U.S. Capitol in Day of Action to Denounce Obama’s Broken Promises on Guantanamo, America’s Broken Laws, and the Breaking of Lives by Torture Washington, DC: In a dramatic protest, 42 activists with Witness Against Torture were arrested this afternoon at the U.S. Capitol. Most of the arrestees had been fasting since January […]

Haiti – The State Apparatus Collapsed Too

When the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti a little over a week ago, a lot more than buildings and infrastructure collapsed. While the presidential palace crumbled, so did the state infrastructure. In a country as desperately poor as Haiti, and with such revolutionary traditions, first and foremost in importance in this state infrastructure are the forces […]

Haitian Immigrant Tells His Struggle to US Citizenship

Wilson’s homeland of Haiti lays in ruins today. He has not been able to reach his family there. But well before today, the Haitian people have struggled in grave poverty and amidst political turmoil, which Wilson escaped from to make a better life in the United States. This is his story.

Michele Bachmann: Welfare Queen

By Yasha Levine Michele Bachmann has become well known for her anti-government tea-bagger antics, protesting health care reform and every other government “handout” as socialism. What her followers probably don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is, to use that anti-government slur, something of a welfare queen. That’s right, the anti-government insurrectionist has taken more than […]

OBAMA: ALMOST ONE YEAR ASSESSMENT

“He gave billions to Wall Street, cracked down on illegal immigrants getting health care, and he’s sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan….He may go down in history as our greatest Republican president.” — Jay Leno, summing up Obama’s first eleven months in office. After eleven months in office, Barack Obama has hardly revolutionized – or […]

Book bannings – The News Story

By Saul Ortega and Nelson Gassett “[I]t is critical to listen to as many diverse voices as possible. When it comes to Cuba, we do exactly that.” -President Barack Obama, responding to questions from blogger Yoani Sanchez, November 19, 2009 On November 15, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review a lower court decision […]

Cuban Five Birdman of Victorville

We are posting this human interest story to alert readers about the continuing plight of the Cuban Five freedom fighters locked away in US Federal Prisons for conducting anti-terrorism actions to protect their homeland. On December 8, two of the Cuban five will be resentened in Miami Federal Court This is How it All Began […]

Swine Flu, Bio Weapons, Dictatorial Rule, FEMA Camps and other Fun Things

Guest Blogged By Terry Morrone In times of cataclysmic change, democracy may be deemed a practical impossibility. Are the armies of the super rich cooking up a disaster that will so traumatize us that we cannot resist their propaganda, that we will become putty in their hands, and they will remake the world? From the […]

Dissidents Make Noise — oops, News

U.S. government hypocrisy has grown so pervasive over the last decades that it provokes yawns and glazed looks. Senators denounce government interference in health care while partaking in their own top of the line government health insurance that they designed – at taxpayer expense. Secretary of State Clinton demanded Pakistani leaders remove terrorists from their […]