Category Archives: USA

Phillippines | March for Human Rights and Democracy in the Philippines

MALAYA US Movement Against Killings and Dictatorship and for Democracy in the Philippines invites Americans to join them in on the March for Human Rights and Democracy in the Philippines. The movement states:

“This march aims to register our opposition to and rejection of the brutal Duterte administration and our affirmation of human rights and democracy in the Philippines.

USA | New Yorkers demand action against Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters

Over 300 New Yorkers come together in mourning and rage at offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, demanding action against Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters

“We desperately need real leadership to put pressure on Israel”

USA | Gina Haspel and Torture: Not Just Immoral, But a Tool for More War

With the confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA director, there’s rightfully great interest in her record regarding torture. Contrary to the rhetoric–and with barely a word about the utility of torture in rigging the case for the Iraq invasion–the actual ends of torture are incredibly worse than the gruesome means.

USA | 50 years later, the spirit of the Catonsville Nine lives on

by Frida Berrigan

It was a big moment. More than a hundred people watched as a college professor held one end of a heavy vinyl cover, helping an 88-year-old woman, pull it from the top of a tall metal sign. Together, they unveiled a familiar looking historic marker — the kind that draws attention to battlefields drenched in centuries-old blood and the birth places of famous men all over the country.

USA | Breaking News: Nick Brana arrested during non-violent action with the Poor People’s Campaign

Nick Brana, a leader of the movement for a people’s party, has been arrested along with the Rev. William Barber II and 300 other protestors in a launch of the non-violent 40 days of moral action organized by the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC).

The arrests occurred on the northeast Capitol lawn in Washington D.C. after the protestors, led by Barber and his PPC co-chair the Rev. Liz Theoharis, shut down Independence Avenue. The street was closed for 90 minutes before police moved in to arrest the peaceful demonstrators for obstructing the main thoroughfare.