In the aftermath of the horrific white-supremacist massacre of nine African-Americans in Charleston, S.C., calls are being raised across the country for the removal of Confederate symbols from public places. But in Richmond, Va., the former capital of the slavery-defending Confederacy, during the 150th anniversary year of Emancipation and the end of the Civil War, prominent elected officials are defending their decision to spotlight racist symbols in an international sports event. [read more]
There are wars that the U.S. fights in its own name or jointly with NATO, or “the U.S.-led coalition” currently bombing Syria and Iraq with the justification that they are fighting against ISIS and Al Qaeda. In other instances, the U.S. stays in the background but fully supports its allies and proxies (Saudi Arabia and Israel) to destroy any independent movements that arise, attempts by governments to break from U.S. control or offer any possible advantages to competitors like Russia, China, and Iran. When the Saudis and the other oil-monarchs in the region choose to intervene to return a dictatorial puppet regime to power, the U.S. provides unconditional support. [read more]
U.S./SAUDI WARS CAUSE DEVASTATION IN YEMEN AND THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST
U.S., Saudis and ISIS Collaborate to Destroy Yemen
Tell the City of Richmond, VA not to showcase Confederate "heroes" during International Bicycle Race in September
UNAC supports the International Peoples' Tribunal being organized by BAYAN, USA, a coalition of Filipino groups along with other organizations. The tribunal will take place in Washington, DC, July 16 - 18. The Tribunal will hear testimony about crimes against the Filipino people by President Benigno S. Aquino and the U.S. Government as represented by President Barack Obama.
For information on the proceedings, the Jurors, the cases to be heard, the human rights and social justice organizations that are conveners of the tribunal, please go to: http://internationalpeoplestribunal.org/
The web site for the People's Organization for progress can be found here: http://njpop.org/wordpress/
The MILLION PEOPLE’S MARCH Against Police Brutality, Racial Injustice, And Economic Inequality, happens Saturday, JULY 25, 2015,12 Noon, at the Lincoln Monument, near intersection of West Market Street & Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey. The march is sponsored by People’s Organization For Progress (POP), and endorsed by community, labor, student, and progressive organizations. Planning for the march takes place at POP meetings every Thursday, 6:30pm at Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 West Kinney Street, Newark, New Jersey. All are invited. For information call (973) 801-0001. Please share this message. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!
Join UNAC at The MILLION PEOPLE’S MARCH Against Police Brutality, Racial Injustice, and Economic Inequality – July 25, 2015
REPORT ON THE 'STOP THE WARS AT HOME & ABROAD!' UNAC's NATIONAL CONFERENCE
May 8-10, 2015, Secaucus, N.J.
Against a background of seemingly endless U.S. wars abroad and growing domestic movements against racist police killings, low wages and devastating climate change, more than 400 activists gathered just outside New York City May 8-10 for a “Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad!” conference that ratified an Action Plan addressing both domestic and international issues.
Sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), the conference, held at a hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey, brought together a wide range of activists, from those who primarily concentrate on international issues to mostly younger activists in the emerging movements such as Black Lives Matter, Fight for $15 and environmental change.
Conference delegates came from 29 states, as well as Canada, Britain, Germany and Ukraine. A number of now-U.S.-based activists represented struggles in their home countries of Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Mexico, Palestine, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Syria and Venezuel also attened.
Solidarity messages were received from Cuba, Ireland, New Zealand and Russia [Read more]
Rasmeah Odeh found guilty
Campaign to free her continues
Rasmeah's sentencing is March 12 - need letter for leniency
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