Does Sarah Palin believe in the Anti-Christ? Does she believe true Christians will be whisked up to heaven sometime in the near future? Does she expect Jesus to come back to Earth in our lifetimes and battle the armies of Satan? Would biblical prophecies about Armageddon influence her foreign policy positions on Israel and Russia? These are urgent questions the media have failed to ask. According to Chip Berlet, a leading expert on the Christian right, mainstream reporters tend to view apocalyptic fundamentalists as a "silly little side show" in American political life, when, in fact, one of their own may soon be a heartbeat away from the most powerful office in the world.
October 2008 Archives
La familia Revelo-GarcÃa se queja de la manera como ICE los tratÃ³ tras una redada en su hogar (FOTO:Erika Cebreros/El Mensajero)
PARTICIPATE IN THE YOUTH-LED RESISTANCE AGAINST THE IMMIGRATION RAIDS AND DEPORTATIONS!
Fri, Oct 31 in San Francisco
10am: Gather for music, theater, face painting, banner and sign
making, food and more @ Ferry Park, (Washington btwn Davis and Drumm
Get off at Embarcadero Bart
11:30: March to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) @ 630
Sansome (near Washington), SF
1pm: Mass Rally, Theater and More in front of ICE headquarters.
This 2008 year marks the 40th anniversary of the mass mobilizations
that were going on globally in 1968. Looking back at the various
liberation struggles within the U.S. during that time, we as youth
take pride in the organizing efforts of our elders--our communities
that paved the way for the present youth to continue that same
resistance. We are inspired by the works of freedom fighters from the
Black Liberation Movement, the Chicano Movement, the American Indian
Movement, in their fight for land, education, justice, peace and
Today, we continue fighting to keep what we have won and fight harder
for our collective liberation. Giving honor to all those who fought
not only for their communities, but for the generations to follow, we
have to ask ourselves--Are we justly following in their footsteps? Most
of the struggles that our elders fought for are still going on today!!
Through out the history of oppression, from slavery to incarceration,
from Japanese internment camps of the 1940s, to the current
immigration detention centers, from the Chinese Exclusion Act of the
1920s, to Prop 187, HR4437, SB2611, Patriot Act and other recent
bills, the U.S. government has reinvented waves of hate and discrimination that have
scapegoated people of color, the poor and working-class immigrant
We have the power and the opportunity to do something about it! We
cannot sit back and watch as the discrimination and racism continues
to affect our people right before our very eyes. Think about it...
Will the future generations look up to us, as we do the freedom
fighters of the '60s?
Will we be an inspiration, or a disappointment?
Since the nationwide mobilizations of May 1st 2006, the conditions in
our communities have worsened. The repercussions of mobilizing have
resulted in more I.C.E. raids than ever before, to instill fear and to
prevent us from speaking up against these injustices. In 2007 alone,
276,912 U.S. residents were deported. Families continue to be
separated and our communities targeted.
Free trade agreements and foreign policies are still in place as more
walls continue to be built to define and secure borders. Natural
resources continue to be extracted from our countries while the flow
of money crosses borders. Our people are prevented from following work
opportunities that have been taken from them in their country of
As a society, we all benefit from the fruits of exploited immigrant
labor. More importantly, as youth with the privilege to speak up and
in comparison to those who risk everything, we have nothing to lose,
therefore it is our duty to do something about these injustices. We
cannot go on during our life time without standing up and taking
We must stop the persecution and criminalization of our people! End
the attacks on economic and political refugees!
We cannot allow this government to continue to divide and conquer. We
must break down the borders that were set up to divide us.
Young people...our time is NOW! Search deep within your soul and ask
yourself--What Am I going to do? With the types of injustices going on
in society today, nobody should be at peace or oblivious to the
suffering of our communities.
We will not let them intimidate us into silence!
NO ONE IS ILLEGAL!!!
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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Pandemonium erupted outside Hofstra University tonight at around 8pm, an hour before the final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign was scheduled to begin there, when mounted police charged protesters and spectators.
Six people were reportedly arrested and three injured. Protesters included a contingent of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War. Members of the group intended to submit questions to the the candidates but never had the chance. Local police on horseback drove the protesters away from the university's David S Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, where the debate was held, knocking some to the ground and in at least one case trampling them.
More videos available at Be the Media.
Reporting and video by David Mathison.
From Elaine Brower and Prachi Noor, members of the World Can't Wait National Steering Committee:
SIGN the petition: Protesters Are Not Criminals!The police repression of anti-war protest that took place at both national political conventions deeply angered members of the peace community, as well as the many people in this country who were shocked at the behavior of law enforcement. There are those who might believe this brutalization of those who were peacefully demonstrating, with permits issued by the City, and which people believe is their 'right' under the Constitution, was an aberration or "over-reaction."
However, what we saw was an emerging police state further testing new weapons and tactics, and learning how much they can get away with.
Sunday Oct 5th, 2008
Debra Sweet, National Director of World Can't Wait:
No matter what the world does or does not appear to be on November 5, 2008, World Can't Wait must be prepared with resources and activists to mobilize those who stand opposed to endless war, unconscionable use of torture, military recruiters training our youth as fodder for illegitimate wars, so that those architects and of infinite misery and mass murder -- the war criminals of the Bush regime - don't escape culpability.
Hoping for the best will not suffice. Now is the time for us as a resistance community to prepare, to be able to respond appropriately at whatever the Bush regime does in its last 4 months, or to whatever the new administration does that's in line with the Bush program.
PROTEST TO MEET SARAH PALIN IN SF BAY AREA
Rally and Demonstration
10:00 AM to Noon, Sunday, October 5th
Airport Hyatt Regency, 1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame