International Calendar of Palestine Solidarity and Resistance

https://samidoun.net/2023/12/calendar-of-resistance-for-palestine-2024/ Find out about or post upcoming actions everywhere in the world.  

Open Borders for Capital to Import Labor from Central America

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA As David Bacon reported in Truthout recently, the Biden Administration is paying US agribusiness to import temporary workers -- essentially braceros -- to toil for brief periods in the fields in the US before being sent back to their countries of origin, mainly in Central America. This program  drives down wages for all farmworkers, and then subsidizes not only the farm owners but even the middle-men, legalized [...]

Joe Biden, Learn the Names of the Children You Are Killing

Open Letter to the President: Learn the Names of the Children You Are Killing by Norman Solomon [excerpts] To: President Joe Biden You’ve often spoken of how much you care about children and how terrible it is when they’re murdered. “Too many schools, too many everyday places have become killing fields,” you said at the White House last spring on the one-year anniversary of the school shooting in Uvalde. At the time [...]

UN General Assembly Calls for Cease Fire; Security Council Sidesteps After US Veto

from UN reports and media coverage The UN General Assembly met in December in Emergency Special Session on the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict and as the ongoing crisis in Gaza shows no signs of abating. Member States adopted a resolution, demanding an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire”, the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as “ensuring humanitarian access”. It passed with a large majority of 153 in favor and 10 against, with [...]

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Big Contract Battles Ahead for Labor Unions in the New Year

Big Contract Battles Ahead for Unions in 2024 by Dan DiMaggio, Labor Notes Major contract fights in 2023 at UPS, the Big 3 automakers, and Hollywood studios set the tone for next year’s contract campaigns. Impressive gains and increased transparency got members of other unions asking, “Why can’t my union be like that?” The bar will be high. Many of the contracts expiring next year date from before the pandemic, and before [...]

HEALTH CARE for US Champions Single-Payer in California

CalCare - Single Payer Medicare coverage for all in California Health Care for US (HC4US) advocates for comprehensive, high-quality universal health care through single-payer public financing. Our goal is to guarantee health care as a human right for ALL California residents, advancing the larger fight for health care justice and energizing the implementation of national Single-Payer/Medicare for All. HC4US is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of volunteers. We partner with the California Nurses [...]

Letter to the Editors: Social Security Cuts

Dear Editor, In 2023, the annual Cost of Living adjustment for Social Security was an increase of 8.7% . But it's 5.5% less in 2024!  In 2024, the actual C of L adjustment this year is only 3.2% (that's barely 1/3 of the increase last year). For instance, for my mother’s SS monthly benefit for 2024, that means a  $681.60 monthly loss. Representing less purchasing power, more hardship all around for tight [...]

In Memoriam: Reza Pour

Reza Jalali Pour “PRESENTE” March 6, 1938 - September 27, 2023, born in Tehran, Iran. He was a deeply caring father to his two adult children, Hamoon and Schyna Pour, and loving partner to Alise Sochaczewski, who all survived him. Reza was a child of the south end of Tehran’s neighborhood of Shahabad/Lalezar.  A good student, critical thinker, and Footballer. He began playing team football practicing at the well known Bashka (Gym) [...]

Shut Down the Adelanto ICE Processing Center

CLUE and The Shut Down Adelanto Coalition invites you to join us in urging ICE and our members of Congress to move forward with the plans for closure of the Adelanto ICE Processing Center once and for all! On December 19th, 2023, ICE will be making their final decision on whether or not they will be closing the Adelanto ICE Processing Center. Below are THREE ways you can support! Please share within [...]

Palestine’s Resistance Has Already Won In Gaza

The Notion Of Israel’s Invincibility Was Always A Sham. By Susan Abulhawa, The Electronic Intifada [Excerpts] No matter the outcome of Israel’s genocidal invasion of Gaza, the Palestinian resistance fighters have already won. They were victorious from that first day when they executed a successful military raid of Israeli targets. It was a devastating blow to Israel’s very presence in the world, which depends heavily on military prestige and ability to strike [...]

KPFK Seeking Temporary Home

Moving Sale Set for Dec. 16 at Station by Michael Novick, interim General Manager, KPFK 90.7 FM KPFK, the listener-sponsored free speech community-oriented Pacifica radio station in Southern California is seeking a new temporary home within the next two months, probably for a year or more. The building that houses the station and the offices and some of the collection of the Pacifica Radio Archives (PRA)  has been sold by the parent [...]

War Against the Fleas

© 2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal Perhaps Israel’s most respected statesman, former diplomat, Abba Eban, once said, “Nobody does Israel any service by proclaiming its right to exist.” That was then, in 1981. The now is a new age, a new era. A time of Israel’s swing to the far right wing. It is once again a time of war, but to say it’s a war of Hamas versus Israel is somewhat disingenuous. [...]

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