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Gordon: Is the State Loyal?
Aug 25, 2010
Several weeks ago, hundreds of students demonstrated in front of Ben-Gurion University’s administration building. About a third of the protestors were expressing their opposition to the government’s decision to attack the relief flotilla, while the remaining two thirds came to support the government. At one point the pro-government protesters began chanting: ‘No citizenship without loyalty!’
Glover: Visiting Gerardo
Aug 24, 2010
From the Ontario California airport some 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles we drove north on Highway 15, the road to Las Vegas. Cars with expectant amateur gamblers and loaded big rigs climb and descend the mountains where the Angeles and San Bernadino National Forests meet.
Guma: Pacifica Radio’s Plight
Aug 14, 2010
A lot has happened since I left my job as Pacifica Radio’s Executive Director at the end of 2007.
Gordon: Israeli Ethnic Cleansing
Aug 03, 2010
A menacing convoy of bulldozers was heading back to Be'er Sheva as I drove towards al-Arakib, a Bedouin village located not more than 10 minutes from the city. Once I entered the dirt road leading to the village I saw scores of vans with heavily armed policemen getting ready to leave. Their mission, it seems, had been accomplished.
Glick: Remember Sasha and Malia!
Jul 29, 2010
Harry Reid’s statement yesterday about why he would not be putting forward legislation on the climate crisis blamed the Congressional Republicans. It’s true that, with a few exceptions, Senator Susan Collins of Maine being at the top of the list, the Republican Party deserves withering criticism for their joined-at-the-hip allegiance to Big Oil and Dirty Coal.
Golinger: Venezuela & Colombia
Jul 28, 2010
President Chavez ordered maximum alert on Venezuela’s border with Colombia after the Uribe administration made grave accusations against Venezuela claiming the Chavez government harbors terrorists and terrorist training camps.
Golinger: Buying the Press
Jul 16, 2010
US State Department documents declassified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) evidence more than $4 million USD in funding to journalists and private media in Venezuela during the last three years. This funding is part of the more than $40 million USD international agencies are investing annually in anti-Chavez groups in Venezuela in an attempt to provoke regime change.
Gordon: BDS & International Law
Jul 12, 2010
There is a considerable amount of misunderstanding about the BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions). As John Berger explained a while back, BDS is not a principle but a strategy; it is not against Israel but against Israeli policy; when the policy changes BDS will end.
Golinger: Fund the Venezuelan Opposition
Jun 22, 2010
A revealing report published in May 2010 by the FRIDE Institute, a Spanish think tank, prepared with funding from the World Movement for Democracy (a project of the National Endowment for Democracy “NED”), has disclosed that international agencies are funding the Venezuelan opposition with a whopping $40-50 million USD annually. This exorbitant amount of financing well exceeds the approximately $15 million USD previously believed to have been channeled to Venezuelan opposition groups via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the NED.
Glick: The Idea of “Socialism”
Jun 10, 2010
Here's some information you probably didn't read about in your newspaper or see on the evening news: according to a Pew Research Center poll released on May 4th, "29% [of U.S. Americans] say they have a positive reaction to the word 'socialism'. . . Among those younger than 30, identical percentages react positively to 'socialism' and 'capitalism' (43% each)." 37% of the total population has a "negative reaction" to "capitalism."
Glick: Will BP Oil Spill Spark?
May 24, 2010
Just about a week ago I was on a conference call with leaders of about a dozen national and regional groups which have made the climate crisis a top priority of their work. The two main things we talked about were the prospects for decent climate legislation in the Senate and how we should be responding to the catastrophic BP oil spill.
Gordon: Land of Security Know-How
May 22, 2010
Richard Goldstone has learned a lesson or two in the past year. Ever since Goldstone, a self-proclaimed Jewish Zionist South African judge, authored a UN report charging Israel (and Hamas) with war crimes, he has been subjected to a well-orchestrated delegitimization campaign.
Guma: Labor’s March
May 01, 2010
Thirty years ago more than 25 percent of all US employees were in unions. Today membership is less than 13 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the 1950s, US unions won almost three-quarters of all representation drives. By the start of the 21st century, they were winning less than half.
Guma: AZ Immigration Fight
Apr 25, 2010
Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer has signed the toughest state immigration law yet. Here's how it happened and the larger context.
Galeano: Message to Bolivia
Apr 19, 2010
Message of the author of the Open Veins of Latin America to participants of the First World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba from April 19 to 22, as an alternative to the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit
Glick: Response to Bond and D’Sa
Apr 07, 2010
Patrick Bond and Desmond D’Sa have written an article, the latest in a series of back and forth’s between climate justice activists mainly in the U.S. about strategy and tactics. It has been mainly U.S. activists because a major focus of the debate has been on what is happening—or not happening—within the U.S. Senate.
Glick: Political Strategy
Apr 03, 2010
I’ve written in recent Future Hope columns, and for years really, about what I consider are the main elements of an overall strategy for the eventual emergence of a strong, impactful, broadly-based, Left political movement in this country.
Guma: Census Insecurity
Mar 25, 2010
As census forms reach homes across the country, some people are being approached by scam artists who disguise themselves as census workers. What they're after, in most cases, is personal information like Social Security numbers, work history and home values, baseline data for possible identity theft.
Gordon: Rachel Corrie's Memory
Mar 18, 2010
Seven years ago, Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by a Caterpillar D9R Israeli bulldozer while nonviolently protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes in Rafah, Gaza Strip, along with other members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Now her parents, sister and brother are suing the State of Israel and the defense minister, claiming wrongful death.
Glick: Principles, Program, Strategy, Tactics
Mar 04, 2010
I have discovered, over the course of my years as an organizer for positive social change, that it is important that members of an organization or movement learn to distinguish between principles, program, strategy and tactics. An inability to do so often leads to internal division and, sooner or later, a falling away of support and energy.