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Remembering Russell Means

by Stephen Lendman

Over a year ago, he knew he had inoperable esophageal cancer. It spread to his tongue, lymph nodes and lungs. It was just a matter of time. On October 22, it took him. His journey to the spirit world began.

In August 2011, he said:

"I'm not going to argue with the Great Mystery. Lakota belief is that death is a change of worlds. And I believe like my dad believed."

"When it's my time to go, it's my time to go. I've told people after I die, I'm coming back as lightning. When it zaps the White House, they'll know it's me."

Earlier he said:

"The Universe which controls all life, has a female and male balance that is prevalent throughout our Sacred Grandmother, the Earth."

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Because the Reds have time and again failed to sell to the majority of Filipinos their offered prescriptions to our national problems, they’ve resorted to all sorts of gimmicks in order to get our attention.

The latest concoction of the Reds is this term NOYNOYING, which is a pun on the president’s nickname and associating it with LAZY, CLUELESS and INEFFECTIVE. It’s a very cheap form of argumentum ad hominem. Their NOYNOYING term has no basis at all.

During the worst period of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship, a period when the Reds, or the extreme Left as they’re sometimes called, should have grown by leaps and bounds — they could not even muster enough public support to pose a strategic threat to the dictatorship. Their controlled areas grew but not to the extent where strategic victory could be attained. To many Filipinos, yes Marcos was a mega problem but no, the extreme Left is not the solution.

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A simple but powerful suggestion to enhance the
impact of "occupy" and similar activism events.

I suggest that patriots, at every "occupy" event, and other events where appropriate, ALL gather into a military formation in public view, and slowly and solemnly repeat this part of the military, police and government official oath: "I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC." There is nothing uniquely "military" about that part of the oath! Standing in formation is very easy to do, and there will be at least one veteran to assist in any gathering. "Defend" doesn't have to mean violence, either. There are plenty of peaceful ways to do that, peacefully "occupying" being one.

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Florita "Nang Flor" Caya, Elpidio "Jojo" Malinao, Noriel Salazar - some of the recent slain activists in the Philippines.

PAKISAMA Statement Condemning the Assassination of Another PAKISAMA Leader, Florita “Nang Flor” Caya

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The Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said it did not clear the military in the human rights case of Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas as accused by several militant organizations.

CHR chairperson Loretta Rosales said their Resolution (IV) No. A2010-130 did not necessarily mean the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) no longer had a hand in the supposed abduction and torture of Roxas in La Paz, Tarlac on May 19, 2009.

Rosales said their investigation had simply found no sufficient evidence to prove that military agents were behind the incident, and that the CHR investigating team found no proof that the incident happened in a government facility.

"It bears clarifying that... neither did the Commission on Human Rights 'practically clear' the AFP nor did it 'tag' the New People's Army (NPA) as responsible for the violation Melissa Roxas' human rights," Rosales said in a statement.

event details

posted by: The A-Space Collective

begins: Dec 5, 12:30 am

ends: Dec 5, 2:00 am

location: The A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave, W. Philly

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 Saturday, December 4th, 7:30pm
The A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave, West Philly
Free—donations appreciated
Get your copy of Change of Heart!
Nick Cooney, Author and Director of the Humane League of Philadelphia, will be giving a talk on what psychology can teach activists about being more effective in creating social change. What kind of messages and techniques inspire people to behave more compassionate, and what messages and techniques are likely to fail? What can the scientific record teach us about how to more effectively protect the environment and animals, advance social justice and gay rights, and make other progressive social change?



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posted by: nlgphilly

begins: Oct 21, 7:00 pm

ends: Oct 21, 8:30 pm

location: Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South Street

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A legal education event organized by the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.

On September 24, 2010, the FBI executed search warrants on the homes of, served grand jury subpoenas on, and “visited” anti-war and solidarity activists in several cities, including Chicago and Minneapolis, purportedly to investigate the alleged “material support” of Palestinian, Colombian, and other groups designated by the US as “terrorist” organizations.

Join NLG lawyers Andrew Erba and Jonathan Feinberg for a KYR training and discussion of how to exercise your rights in the face of governmental visits, search warrants, and subpoenas.

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posted by: Lisa Parker

begins: Sep 21, 6:00 pm

ends: Sep 21, 7:30 pm

location: Bryn Mawr Film Institute



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Movement for a Democratic Society(MDS) hosts workshop-meeting at the US Social Forum in Detroit, June 24th.

 
TO ALL MOVEMENT ACTIVISTS AND FRIENDS
 
 
We all, at least many,  speak of the need for better movement  
organization, more effective focus, sharper actions, wider reach,  
participatory democracy, bottom up process, horizontal connections,  
greater transparency, etc
 
The United States Social Forum is a major movement event, June 22-26 in Detroit, MI.
It is not to be missed.

event details

posted by: Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS)

begins: Jun 24, 2:00 pm

ends: Jun 24, 6:00 pm

location: Detroit, MI

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TO ALL MOVEMENT ACTIVISTS AND FRIENDS

We all, at least many, speak of the need for better movement organization, more effective focus, sharper actions, wider reach, participatory democracy, bottom up process, horizontal connections, greater transparency, etc

The United States Social Forum is a major movement event, June 22-26 in Detroit, MI. It is not to be missed. All the questions, struggles, best practices and good ideas will be open for discussion and organizing.

Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) is taking the Social Forum as an opportunity to present our work, and the organizing model we have developed. This is a critical time for movement mobilization, The workshop we are presenting is an effort to advance this mobilization.



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