DACA: The latest from the Un-Obama

by on October 4, 2017

DACA: The latest from the Un-Obama

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

If there is one unifying principle emerging from the disaster known as the Trump Regime, it is the president’s singular mission to erase the executive presence of his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal

This may be seen most recently in Trump’s bumbling undoing of Obama’s executive order known as DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — done to further endear him to his so-called “base,” white nationalists who love to hear about the suffering of nonwhite Others.

Under DACA, some 800,000 young people, many brought to the U.S. as babies, were given a pass to live, study and work in the U.S., often the only home they’ve ever known.

Trump’s revocation of DACA snatches that pass away, sending tremors of fear of deportation in nearly a million people.

Incredibly, just days before he formally issued his executive revocation, he talked about how much he “loved” DACA kids.

Meanwhile, Latinx — who are among the largest number of DACA recipients, who came here because of U.S.-supported state violence in Honduras, Guatemala [and other parts of] Central America — after the slap-in-the-face of the pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff found in criminal contempt of a federal court order for intentional racial profiling, are in no mood for Trumpian “love.”

They know that he ran on anti-Mexican fear and hatred.

What’s love got to do with it?

Mumia Abu-Jamal © 2017


La Pena Aniversario

by on July 17, 2017

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Farmers Elected to State Legislature Seek to Stop Farmworker Union’s Progress

by on July 7, 2017

Farmers Elected to State Legislature Seek to Stop Farmworker Union’s Progress

S615 continues decades long effort to deny farmworkers freedom of association

 

Contact: Justin Flores,  jflores@floc.com, 704-577-3480

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 28, 2017, Raleigh, NC –State Rep. David Lewis of Dunn, NC, a tobacco farmer in Eastern NC was pushing Senate Bill 375, which focuses on stopping farmworkers from organizing for better wages and working conditions. Not having the votes to pass the bill, Rep. Jimmy Dixon, a farmer from Warsaw, NC snuck it in as an amendment to the Farm Bill, S615, which was passed without opportunity for full discussion.

The bill has two parts: 1. It makes it illegal for farmers who have signed union agreements to deduct dues from union members who want to pay dues, seeking to weaken the only farmworker union in the state, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) 2. The bill makes it illegal for farmworkers to ask growers to sign an agreement with their union as part of settling wage or other legal violations, making it more difficult for farmworkers to achieve union agreements that include wage increases, job security, benefits, and improved working conditions. This, FLOC believes, is occurring in retaliation for a series of lawsuits their members have brought over the past few years, seeking to end wage theft, intimidation, and retaliation across Eastern NC.

Farmworkers are excluded from the National Labor Relations Act, face exceptions in the minimum wage, child labor, and workers compensation laws, among others. Farmworkers are covered by the state’s so called Right to Work law, which forces unions to spend money representing non-members, and more recently, were the victims of the “Agricultural Right to Work” law, passed in 2013 in response to FLOC’s tobacco campaign.

“Farmers have many ways to come together and improve their lives, such as trade associations and cooperatives; it is unfair for them to try and stop their own workers from doing the same by passing laws to make it illegal. Politicians that are also growers shouldn’t pass self-serving laws simply because they don’t want their workers to unionize. With the continuation of Jim Crow era laws that aim to stop a now almost entirely Latino workforce from organizing, this is an affront to freedom of association and smacks of racism.” said

FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez.

FLOC is a farmworker union that represents over 10,000 farmworkers in NC, SC and OH. Since 2007, the union has been calling on tobacco purchasers, such as Winston-Salem based Reynolds American to spend more money buying US tobacco to support growers and improve conditions for the tobacco farmworkers in their supply chain.


The script for plans to destroy the Bolivarian Revolution was written in Washington

by on June 3, 2017

The script for plans to destroy the Bolivarian Revolution was written in Washington

The U.S. doctrine of non-conventional war is based on manipulating citizens to encourage confrontations with authorities, to achieve the strategic objectives of a foreign power without having troops on the ground

Author: Sergio Alejandro Gómez | internet@granma.cu
May 25, 2017 11:05:51
Granma

Protests in Venezuela have become more violent and better organized as projected in non-conventional warfare strategy. Photo: AVN

BREAKING the law, creating a parallel government, organizing alternative economic institutions, harassing public officials, destroying property, hoarding of goods, marching, obstructing social events, boycotting elections, disrupting schools, using false identities, seeking arrests, launching hunger strikes, and overwhelming the state administrative systems – are only a few of the 198 methods to overthrow governments proposed by CIA coup expert Gene Sharp, more than 40 years ago.

Finding just one of these techniques that has not been used against Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution is difficult.

These last several years, President Nicolás Maduro’s administration has faced particularly intense attacks and the implementation of so-called Non-Conventional War, based on psychological manipulation, social protest, coups, and irregular armed struggle.

Unlike traditional conflicts, non-conventional wars are based on promoting confrontations between authorities and the population, to undermine the government’s ability to function, leading to its demise without the use of a foreign military intervention.

Perhaps the clearest example of this kind of warfare is the operation carried out by U.S. and Western powers against the government of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. Bands of opponents, armed and advised from abroad, carried out the dirty work on the ground, while NATO provided air support, and the transnational corporate media manipulated the facts presented to the public.

VENEZUELA, A CASE STUDY

As soon as the possibility of an independent leader like Hugo Chávez winning the Presidency came onto the horizon – in the country with the world’s greatest proven oil reserves – a strategy to overthrow him was activated.

Given the fact that the corrupt 4th Republic was entirely discredited, the first steps were taken to organize a new opposition and recruit younger leaders. It was the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that channeled funds to create political parties and train many of the leaders of the current Democratic Unity Coalition (MUD).

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Boricua May Day Contingent

by on May 10, 2017

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