Archive for October, 2014

Does anyone else feel like a trip down to the upper East Side? We do. When we read about these rich cats and their treatment of workers we join with those who are demonstrating and calling for justice. Let’s just say that this Elyse Slaine deserves to be front and center in the line to the guillotine. How dare she do this to a worker who gave her so much. Nasty doesn’t even begin to describe her.Hopefully her neighbors help take her down. Call out to the people join any and all demonstrations in front of Ms. Swines apartment. Chase these rich piglets off the planet and if we can’t do that get them to pay up..
Thanks to Erkki William KochKetola and IV Sta shared a link.
The Upper East Side is the one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, where on an average night the rich are able to quietly luxuriate without any…

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Thought for these times.

Posted: October 31, 2014 in Call to Action


In from March Against Capitalism. 

Many thanks to Hyperallergic for running this article.

A photographic archive from Casa Susanna, where family men went to cross-dress for the summer.

An elegant black envelope arrived in my mailbox last week. Inside is a square, burgundy-colored folder containing a catalogue of 1950 and ’60s snapshots. On the cover, an off-white, hand-lettered l…
UPDATE 1:00 AUCTION IS OVER: The lot of photographs just sold at auction for $65,000.

Halloween Greetings to All.

Posted: October 27, 2014 in From us to you

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“The bourgeois parasites are hurting the people’s health.”
CARACAS (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro’s government said on Thursday it had taken over warehouses around Venezuela crammed with medical goods…

Many thanks to Allen James for passing on this great site. Check it out.

The Queer Working Class Zine Project Would be super rad if everyone who liked this photo could share/signal-boost the call-out for Working Class Queers #2. Still after contributions!

Check them out and contribute if you write anything.

Friday October 24, 6:30 Pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center

21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford Ct.

Join members of FANG: Fighting Against Natural Gas and Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion – BASE to hear about the fight against one of the biggest fossil fuel expansion projects in New England.

Spectra Energy wants to spend $5 Billion of public money to expand their New England fracked-gas pipeline system. Much of this gas would be sent to LNG facilities in Canada where it will be exported overseas. It’s time for renewable energy, not more fossil fuels.

We will be presenting information about the pipeline projects, why they’re a bad idea, the alternatives available and how you can join the resistance movement.

There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcomed.  Facebook page for this event: 



Friday, Oct. 24

Join the Black Agenda Report Team on Friday Oct. 24 at Harlem’s Historic Riverside Church For Our 8th Anniversary Celebration

Join us Friday, October 24 at Harlem’s historic Riverside Church, as the Riverside Church Social Justice Ministry & Black Agenda Report proudly presents

After Ferguson: Naming Names, Refuting Shame, Human Rights VS the Police State & the Black Political Class

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Read the recent article on the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak from BAR Executive Editor, Glen Ford:

Saturday, Oct 25

End U.S. Wars Around the World and at Home

A panel discussion sponsored by New York City UNAC. Saturday October 25 at 2 PM, Manhattan Theater Club, studio 3, 311 W. 43rd, St. 6th Floor, Manhattan, NY. More information to follow.  Panel discussion with: Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report, Sara Flounders of the International Action coalition, Bernadette Ellorin of BAYAN USA, Larry Adams of People’s Organization for Progress, Greg Butterfield, recently returned from Ukraine, a Palestinian speaker.

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Saturday, Nov 1

Rally and March to the White House

Join the rally and March to the White House being organized by the Black is Back Coalition called, “peace through Revolution.” Saturday, Nov. 1. Gather at 12 noon at Malcolm X Park and march to the White House.

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Sunday, Nov 2

Fighting for Peace: US Intervention in the Philippines and the People’s Resistance

A Webinar Report-back

Sunday, November 2, 2014

3pm Pacific/5pm Central/6pm Eastern

Register here to participate online:

New York Location TBD


Amirah Lidasan, Spokesperson for Suara Bangsamoro (Voice of the Moro People)

Ramon Mejia, Iraq Veterans Against the War

Juyeon Rhee, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development

News of the murder of Filipina transwoman Jennifer Laude on October 11 by a suspected US Marine in Olongapo City has put the question of US military presence in the Philippines via the Visiting Forces Agreement under international scrutiny.

This past summer 3 peace activists from the US– a veteran of the US invasion of Iraq, and 2 activists with the US Out of Asia-Pacific Coalition– traveled to Mindanao in the Southern Philippines to see the face of increasing US militarization, counterinsurgency, and people’s resistance on the ground. There they spent time with peasant and indigenous communities, and the Bangsamoro, an oppressed Muslim minority in the country struggling for self-determination despite a strong US pacification campaign. Come listen as they report back on their findings. Discuss ways to support grassroots communities in the Philippines defending themselves from state-sponsored violence, militarization and intervention.

Sponsored by: BAYAN USA /  International League of Peoples Struggle /  Iraq Veterans Against the War / US Out of Asia-Pacific Coalition.  For more (more…)

In today from the SumOf Us. This most disgusting news concerning Monsanto. First the good news concerning the ” Monsanto Law” which the high court in Guatemala struck down. We received this news from

Guatemalan court suspends “Monsanto Law” with these opening lines.

Guatemalan court suspends “Monsanto Law” Move follows protests by social movements and peasants. Bill would legalise plant breeders’ rights in this country. By the LaVoz editors The Constitutional Court (CC), the highest legal body of Guatemala, provisionally suspended today the entry into force of the controversial “Monsanto Law” which would legalise property rights over plant varieties in Guatemala, official sources said. The decision was adopted by the magistrates after a writ of amparo was filed by the Guatemalan Union, Indigineous and Peasant Movement, which demanded a derogation on grounds that the law would harm the country. The resolution of the Court says that the article stipulating the law’s entry into force as of 26 September is now suspended. – See more at:

Today we received the email that Monsanto is going to fight for the right to control the use of seeds calling them their intellectual property.

What happens when small farmers in Guatemala save seeds from one year to the next, as they have for centuries? They get up to four years in prison.

That’s according to the “Monsanto Law,” which was recently struck down by Guatemala’s highest court.

But now Monsanto is saying the law is required under free trade deals, and it’s likely only a matter of time before it launches a wave of lawsuits to force Guatemala to give in.

Developing nations like Guatemala have no chance against a corporate superpower like Monsanto — that’s why we’re standing with Guatemala and fighting to stop the expansion of trade deals that allow this kind of bullying.

For centuries, farmers have saved seeds from one year to the next. But Monsanto now claims that seeds are its intellectual property — and it will use trade deals to force countries like Guatemala to give in no matter what their courts say about it.

This is a classic example of how Monsanto and other multinational corporations use trade agreements to bully sovereign governments — and as we speak, it’s pushing for new trade deals like the TTIP and the TPP, which would expand its powers to stampede over the rights of people even more.

That’s where we come in. SumOfUs was created to leverage the global consumer power of our 5 million members to take on multinational corporations that have gotten too big for any of us to take on alone.

Check out more from SumOf us. SumOfUs is a movement of consumers, workers and shareholders speaking with one voice to counterbalance the growing power of large corporations. Join us on our journey as we seek to make the world a better place for ourselves, our children and all who share our planet.