Al-Arian released!

Subject: BREAKING NEWS: DR. AL-ARIAN RELEASED ON BOND Press Release September 2, 2008 After five-and-a-half years of harsh and gratutious detention, former Florida professor and civil rights activist Dr. Sami Al-Arian was released on bond, reuniting with his family for the first time since his ordeal began in 2003. Earlier today (Tuesday), a federal judge… Continue reading Al-Arian released!

Activism Works: Call-in Campaign Wins Transfer for Al-Arian

Prison Folds Under Pressure from Call-In Campaign In Response to Telephone Calls and a Court Order, Dr. Al-Arian Transferred Again August 6, 2008 Alexandria, VA - Following a week-long campaign to bring an end to his harsh treatment at the hands of officials at the Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover, Virginia, Dr. Sami Al-Arian has… Continue reading Activism Works: Call-in Campaign Wins Transfer for Al-Arian

Drop all charges in the yogurt shop case!

see aahttp:\DNA EXONERATES SCOTT, SPRINGSTEEN IN YOGURT SHOP MURDERS: Criminal Justice Activists Call for All Charges To Be Dropped There is new and compelling DNA evidence in the Yogurt Shop murder case that exonerates all of the suspects arrested in connection with this 1991 murder of four young women in an Austin yogurt shop.… Continue reading Drop all charges in the yogurt shop case!

Undemocratic Democracy: The U.S. Political System

The claims of this essay, which was presented in June at the Socialism 2008 conference in Chicago, have only been confirmed by Obama's retreat from the more progressive stances that he once claimed to hold. On the death penalty, the economy, war with Iran and Afghanistan, gay marriage and many other questions--he has revealed himself… Continue reading Undemocratic Democracy: The U.S. Political System

Hamas: We are not against Jews, just against the Israeli occupation Hamas condemns the Holocaust We are not engaged in a religious conflict with Jews; this is a political struggle to free ourselves from occupation and oppression Bassem Naeem May 12, 2008 As the Palestinian people prepare to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba ("catastrophe") - the dispossession and expulsion of most of our… Continue reading Hamas: We are not against Jews, just against the Israeli occupation

The cost of war: social security crisis, 47 million without health care, rising college costs, rampant world hunger. . .

Not to mention the many hundreds of thousands of lives. This from Bob Herbert at The New York Times: "For a fraction of the cost of this war we could have put Social Security on a sound footing for the next half-century or more." The money spent on the war each day is enough to… Continue reading The cost of war: social security crisis, 47 million without health care, rising college costs, rampant world hunger. . .

Texas Socialist Conference November 3-4 2007

TEXAS SOCIALIST CONFERENCE 2007 BUILDING THE REVOLUTIONARY ALTERNATIVE Saturday - Sunday, November 3 - 4 University of Texas at Austin The 2007 Texas Socialist Conference is a two-day event that will bring together socialists and other activists who are involved in struggles across the region -- from opposing the war to organizing against the… Continue reading Texas Socialist Conference November 3-4 2007

Kenneth Foster: Phoenix Rising

********************************************************** resurrection I'm the phoenix rising from the ashes of death row I stand as the love that just would not fold we grew grassroots under the steel machine their hate couldn't stop our growth I'm the hope reinstilled inside the hopeless capsules formerly known as men at the end I found a way to… Continue reading Kenneth Foster: Phoenix Rising

Call the Governor of Texas today!

July 20: Please call the Texas Governor Rick Perry today to ask  him to use his authority and influence with the Board of Pardons and Paroles to stop the execution of Kenneth Foster Jr., which is scheduled for August 30. For more info, go to The Governor's number: Calling from Texas: (800) 252-9600… Continue reading Call the Governor of Texas today!