Jack Agüeros

29 August 2014  — williambowles.info

I worked with Jack for around six years, designing and building El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, of which he was the director. A good friend with a big heart and a wonderful poet. Jack’s smile sums it all up.


Category: Events, USA

Black Agenda Report for August 27, 2014: Zombie Civil Rights Sellouts, Absolving White America, Ferguson-Midwest Bank

27 August 2014 — Black Agenda Report

To Zombie Civil Rights Organizations: Don’t Like Being Called Sellouts? Then Don’t Sell Out

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

An August 11 letter published by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson in the newsletter of MMTC, a notorious mouthpiece of corporate telecoms protests that this and other publications, and a growing number of activists have called our traditional civil rights organizations “shills” and “sellouts” for consistently backing the interests of their corporate funders over those of the public they supposedly represent. Is it incivility? Or is it the truth?

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Back online (almost)

26 August

Finally have a connection but not totally, as I have to update the enhanced security I have on the site, but hopefully, over the next couple of days I’ll get it all working again.

William Bowles

Category: William Bowles

Gaza victims fund – please help

13 August 2014 — PCHR

Dear friends, 

So many of you have been in touch asking – “what can we do to help?” We have all felt so powerless in the face of Israel’s onslaught. But now there is something you can do. 

In cooperation with the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza we have set up a legal fund which to help victims achieve justice in the courts.

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Category: Palestine

The Anti-Empire Report #131 By William Blum; Cold War II

11 August 2014 — The Anti-Empire Report

Cold War Two

During Cold War One those of us in the American radical left were often placed in the position where we had to defend the Soviet Union because the US government was using that country as a battering ram against us. Now we sometimes have to defend Russia because it may be the last best hope of stopping TETATW (The Empire That Ate The World). Yes, during Cold War One we knew enough about Stalin, the show trials, and the gulags. But we also knew about US foreign policy.

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Antiwar protests spreading in Ukraine as gov’t wages all-out war in the southeast and NATO threatens Russia

31 July 2014 — Basics News

A rising wave of antiwar and anti-conscription protest is taking place in cities and towns across western Ukraine. The protests are prompted by the announcement of Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko ten days ago that a “third” military mobilization is now required for the war that his governing regime began waging against the population of eastern Ukraine three months ago. Kyiv calls the war an “anti-terrorist operation.”

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Category: Ukraine

PCHR Gaza-e 11 August 2014: Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza:6 Palestinians, Including 4 Civilians, Killed, and 85 Others, Including 17 Children and 11 Women, Wounded; 14 Houses and One Mosque Destroyed

11 August 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Press Releases
Ref: 124/2014
Date: 11 August 2014
Time: 07:00 GMT 

Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza:

  • 6 Palestinians, Including 4 Civilians, Killed, and 85 Others, Including 17 Children and 11 Women, Wounded;
  • 14 Houses and One Mosque Destroyed

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Category: Palestine