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Ian Sinclair - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

The Awesome Power of Non-violent Action
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
5 June 2019

Speaking on the Arab Tyrant Manual podcast recently, Jamila Raqib discussed the widespread ignorance that surrounds non-violent struggle.

“It’s not very well known. We don’t really...

Dissident Voice - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

Last week members of Quebec Movement for Peace disrupted a speech by Irwin Cotler on “Canada as a Human Rights leader” (at the last-minute ‘deputy’ foreign minister, Rob Oliphant, canceled his participation). With “Free Palestine” signs in hand, filmmaker Malcolm Guy and I took the stage to...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-06-07 - Original post - cached version

This week I am joined once again my good friend Lizzy to discuss her work in Palestine. Lizzy began by talking about her own personal journey which has led her to live and work full time in Ramallah. We discussed her work with Al Kamandjati, a non-profit which offers world-class music lessons...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — Protesting both the individual cruelty of U.S. President Donald Trump and the globally ascendant “politics of hate” he represents, tens of thousands took to the streets in London and across the U.K. Tuesday as Trump enjoys “royal treatment” from the British government on his first...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-31 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) — One of the primary targets of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement over the past year was the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest that took place in Tel Aviv earlier in May. Despite the protests, the contest went ahead and, on the day, none of the acts scheduled...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-31 - Original post - cached version

“The greatest threat to the Earth is thinking someone else will save it.” The responsibility is ours; politicians and governments are complacent, dishonest and buried in the ideology of the past. Despite repeated warnings nothing substantial has been done and time is running out.  No one else is...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-29 - Original post - cached version

May 28, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Cindy Sheehan Email: CindySheehan@MarchonPentagon.com PRESS RELEASE: MARCH ON THE PENTAGON’S RAGE AGAINST THE WAR MACHINE March on the Pentagon is calling for a revival of the anti-war movement with plans to confront the bipartisan war machine at...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Most people in the West think of Denmark as a tolerant, peace-loving country, even—according to Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump—as a socialist country. Trump views this as a disease to be excised, and avoided in the US at all costs, while Sanders sees this as an ideal for America.

The...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-27 - Original post - cached version

While the final four inside members of the Embassy Protection Collective were arrested on May 16, 2019 (and released the next day), the Collective’s efforts to protect the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC and to end the US coup continue.

From left to right: Kevin Zeese,...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) — Germany today voted to define the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic, becoming the first major European parliament to do so. The German parliament – known as the Bundestag – this afternoon voted to accept a motion defining BDS as anti-Semitic. The motion, “...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Photo by Alex Rubinstein

This article describes a tense showdown that took place Monday evening between the Embassy Protectors and federal authorities, and concludes with URGENT ACTIONS people can take to resolve this dispute and stop a US-orchestrated coup.

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The Anti Media - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — A human rights organization called it a “victory for mobilized civil society” when a Saudi cargo ship left France on Friday without a planned batch of weapons. France, along with other Western countries including the U.S. and U.K., has been supplying arms to Saudi Arabia, which is leading...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — Thousands took to the streets of London on Saturday to show solidarity with the Palestinian people and demand an end to Israel’s brutal occupation. Ahed Tamimi—the 18-year-old Palestinian activist who became a global protest icon after she was imprisoned for slapping Israeli soldiers ...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-10 - Original post - cached version

The feeling is often there at night, of course, in the wee small hours. But it can arise at almost any time – looking at someone we care about, listening to birdsong on an unusually warm spring morning, shopping.

It is like being trapped on a sinking ship, with the captain and crew...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-10 - Original post - cached version

For all the rhetoric and all the charities regarding America’s children, the U.S. stands at the very bottom of western nations and some other countries as well, in terms of youth well-being. The U.S.’s exceptionalism is clearest in its cruelty to children. The U.S. has the highest infant...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their puppet, Juan Guaido, as president of Venezuela. The OAS could not get the required two-...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

(MPN) — Since April 30, the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington has been under siege by pro-coup activists who have repeatedly stated their intention to prevent the access of food to the people inside, who are living there at the invitation of the elected government of Venezuela. The U.S. Secret...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-03 - Original post - cached version

The Rev. Joy Powell says she was “raped, railroaded and bamboozled” by police.  Her crime?  Being a poor black woman who faced off against the police—protesting their violent brutality against black people in Rochester, NY.  Once she defied them, she was warned, then targeted and framed for...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-02 - Original post - cached version

If Pete Seeger were still with us, how would he be celebrating his 100th birthday?  Probably by chopping wood.

On May 3rd, 1919, Pete Seeger was born. Many people in the more musical regions of my social circles are currently celebrating his life, for the occasion of what...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-01 - Original post - cached version

Ilhan Omar calls Islamophobia and anti-Jewish hatred “two sides of the same coin of bigotry.” (MEE) — As chants of “We love you” grew louder, Ilhan Omar couldn’t hold back her tears. One of the first two Muslim women ever elected to the United States Congress, Omar has become a target in her...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Whenever, in ordinary circumstances, the subject of violence comes up, most people throw up their hands in horror and comment along the lines that it is ‘in our genes’, ‘nothing can be done about it’ or other words that reflect the powerlessness that most people feel around violence.

It...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Embassy protectors pack the Hugo Chavez library for an event with John Kiriakou (Photo by Margaret Flowers)

Washington, DC – Thursday, April 25, the day activists anticipated the Secret Service might evict them from the Venezuelan embassy, turned into a day of growing support for...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

We have told the State Department that if they enter the Venezuelan Embassy they are violating international law and if they arrest members of the Collective for trespass or unlawful entry these will be unlawful arrests. Members of the Collective are in the embassy with the permission of...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

Embassy Protection Collective Will Refuse To Turn Over Embassy To US Puppet Government: Arrests Expected

The next two days will be crucial for the protection of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC. The Embassy Protection Collective is prepared to stay at the embassy for the...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — An extraordinary chapter in the ongoing saga of Venezuela has been taking place, virtually unnoticed, at the Venezuela Embassy that lies in the heart of swanky Georgetown in Washington DC. A group initiated by CODEPINK and Popular Resistance, all activists opposed to the prospect of the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Activists gather in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC in March, 2019.

We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy...

Richard Falk - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

On Taking Controversial Public Positions: A Reflection      

 

Not long ago a cherished friend directed a remark at me during a dinner with several other friends: “You keep sticking your neck out. I used to do that, but I don’t do it anymore.” At the time, I listened, unsure...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange’s arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto)

Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do.

Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-14 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) – Two days after the Thursday arrest of Julian Assange at Ecuador’s London embassy, several government websites were hacked; including Ecuador’s official website, the Central Bank of Ecuador, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ecuadorian Assembly in the UK, according to Gateway Pundit‘s ...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-12 - Original post - cached version

(MPN) — Demonstrators gathered on Thursday – just hours after the arrest of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange by UK authorities – outside of the British Embassy in Washington D.C. to denounce the unprecedented affront to freedom of the press. Protesters also took the opportunity to highlight...

Jay's Analysis - 2019-04-11 - Original post - cached version

#julianassange #arrest #leak In this video I give my assessment of the Assange case and why his arrest signals more than just the death of journalism and the fourth estate in the post-post-modern era. I note how Wikileaks itself was somewhat dubious, while Assange was sincere in his approach to...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-10 - Original post - cached version

Greens are political activists and can be found in every movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. They do not organize as Greens but as people who are part of the popular movement. The article below about the week of protests against NATO highlights...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-08 - Original post - cached version

“No to NATO” Protest Washington DC, March 30, 2019 (Photo from UNAC)

This week, the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries met in Washington, DC. NATO was greeted with bi-partisan support from Congress and by protesters who held actions and events...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-06 - Original post - cached version

(TMU) — Sikhs the world over are leading the charge when it comes to reconnecting to nature. The Million Tree Project aims to plant one million new trees throughout the world, with tens of thousands already having been planted. In what has been described as a “gift to the entire planet,” Sikhs...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-05 - Original post - cached version

(CN) — WikiLeaks warned Thursday that its founder “will be expelled within ‘hours to days’” from Ecuador’s London embassy and that Ecuador has an agreement with Britain to have him arrested. President Lenin Moreno will use the pretext of a scandal engulfing his presidency to oust Assange, a “...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-04 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — Campaigners have organized rallies nationwide for Thursday in order to give voice to the widespread public demand the report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller be disclosed to members of Congress and the public—with as little redaction as...

Need To Know News - 2019-04-03 - Original post - cached version

Cardinal Robert Sarah says that pastors should abandon political activism and return to preaching the Gospel. The cardinal also offered his support for nationalist movements in Europe that wish to recover their sovereignty from Brussels, which he says operates in the service of banks.

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-03 - Original post - cached version

The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30, 2018 are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implementing the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years earlier.

But...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-01 - Original post - cached version

Every war is a war against children.

— Egalntyne Jebb, founder Save the Children a century ago.

Responding to the British post-war blockade of Germany and Eastern Europe, Jebb participated in a group attempting to deliver food and medical supplies to...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-25 - Original post - cached version

(N2S) — “Judaism yes! Zionism no! Israel has got to go!” Yesterday hundreds of activists marched to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference) to condemn Israeli influence on American foreign policy, and Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Meriem Abou-Ghazaleh, a...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-23 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — French soldiers embedded with Paris police will be allowed to ‘open fire’ if lives are threatened by Yellow Vest rioters this weekend, reports the Daily Mail, citing the military governor of Paris. “They are perfectly capable of appreciating the nature of the threat and answering it in a...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-21 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) – Israeli occupation forces arrested a 22-year-old Palestinian woman at a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron after she posted a comment on Facebook on Al-Aqsa Mosque. Isra’a Hammad Abu Sneineh was detained at the Abu Al-Rish military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Children’s crusades do not necessarily end well.  During the years of armed missions to the Holy Land, when Jerusalem meant something to the sacredly inclined in Europe, children were encouraged to take to the rough and dangerous road as it wound its way towards Palestine.  In 1212, a boy of 12...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-18 - Original post - cached version


We are completing what became more than a week-long peace delegation to Venezuela organized by the US Peace Council and the Committee for International Solidarity in Venezuela (COSI). The trip was complicated by American Airlines cancelling all flights in and out of the country, leaving...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-18 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — As Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Washington, D.C. on Sunday ahead of a planned meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, demonstrators rallied outside the White House to condemn the “horrible politics of division” deployed by both leaders to gain power and harm...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Oh, Oregon is holding hearings on HB 2020, a baby step around putting feet to fire of those so-called polluters. I will list it below. I have been asked to attend a skyped hearing, one that tells me to go for no more than 3 minutes.

This is Kabuki Theater. The bill is about green as the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Simple communitarian spirit, tied to serendipitous moment listening to this artist a month ago talking about climate change, tide-pools and new earth emerging. His name is Bill Kucha, 74, originally from Cleveland. He was trained as a classic artist in Boston, BU, and he married at 18, had a...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-20 - Original post - cached version

The political system in the United States is a plutocracy, one that works for the benefit of the wealthy, not the people. Although we face growing crises on multiple fronts – economic insecurity, a violent and racist state, environmental devastation, never-ending wars and more – neither...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-19 - Original post - cached version

We are living amongst the largest generation of young people in history; young people who are better educated, better informed and more widely connected than ever before. Around 42% of the world’s population is under 25 years of age, 25% are under 15 – that’s 1.8 billion. The largest group is in...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-18 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — As of Sunday morning, more than 250 demonstrations in cities and towns across the country are planned for Monday, February 18, with more than 10,000 Americans prepared to protest President Donald Trump’s admittedly-fake national emergency, and Republicans for their support for his actions...

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