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Remembering Gwynelle Dismukes

2009-10-21T16:16:03.937-06:00

by Rev. Sizwe HerringGwynelle C. Dismukes "won" her battle with renal disease on October 3rd in Flat Rock, NC. She did leave behind a rich legacy of publishing and writing books on family, community empowerment and her latest "Black 2 The Future" is creatively penned like a channeled science fiction piece. It also features writings (Marie Douglas), poetry (Adora Dupree), and an interview with Roy



Behind the Economic Fallout

2009-10-21T15:54:51.003-06:00

Behind the Economic Falloutby Richard AberdeenThere was a program on PBS Frontline last night about someone during the Clinton administration named Born who warned Geitner, Sumner, Greenspan and the rest that the economy would fail due to large banking firms starting to go under because of the de-regulated derivative market and they dismissed her, ridiculed her along with several senators in



CJ Sellers: the Panopticon In Action

2009-10-21T15:19:54.422-06:00

An Activist Reaction to the Panopticon In Actionby CJ SellersFirst off, you may ask, what the hell is a "Panopticon"? Granted, it's a new word to many but it's far from a new idea. If you've read the dystopian novel 1984 or watched the ABC TV series "Lost" , you've understood it in a work of fiction where it induced fear, paranoia, and savage disloyalty to one's fellow man when used in a



TADP Abolition Update

2009-10-21T16:10:13.866-06:00

TADP and Rhodes College present: Voices on the Death Penalty: A Dialogue from the Front Lines Thursday, October 22, 2009, at Rhodes College, Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall 6:30 Reception with a 7:00 Panel discussion featuring Ron McAndrew, former Florida prison warden; Kathy Kent, sister of a federal agent killed in the Oklahoma City bombing; Paul and Joyce House, Tennessee death row exoneree



Tennessee Transgender News

2009-10-21T16:04:12.729-06:00

TTPC President to be Honored at Nashville Black Pride The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition is proud that our President, Dr. Marisa Richmond, is one of the honorees at this weekend's Nashville Black Pride. She will be receiving the Community Award during the BASU Legacy Award ceremony this Friday, October 23. The other award recipients are: Organization: Nashville CARESBusiness:



Occupation War Deaths: October 10th-17th

2009-10-21T15:58:31.689-06:00

In Afghanistan were killed: Sgt Johann Hivin-Gerard 29 FranceSgt Aaron Taylor 27 Bovey MNPvt Radoslaw Szyszkiewicz 22 PolandPvt Szymon Graczyk 23 Poland Spc George Cauley 24 Walker MNCpl Alfonso Ochoa 20 Armona CAPvt Brandon Styer 19 Lancaster PASpc Daniel Lawson 33 Deerfield Beach FLSpc Jesus Flores 28 La Mirada CASgt Glen Stivison 34 Blairsville PACpl Rosario Ponsiano 25



Stop Nuclear Dumping in Tennessee

2009-10-16T15:26:40.576-06:00

In California, lawmakers secretly talk about the “Tennessee Loophole” which allows nuclear waste to be dumped in ordinary Tennessee landfills. Unbelievable? Unfortunately, it’s a sad fact and it is done through a process known as Bulk Survey for Release (Click Here for Video). BSFR begins by reclassifying nuclear waste and ends by dumping this radioactive material in Tennessee landfills that



Nashville to Host UN Ambassador

2009-10-21T16:23:08.135-06:00

Ambassador Thomas Miller's visit on November 9th at Belmont University. There is to be a dinner followed by his talk on: “The Obama Administration’s Foreign Policy Challenges and the Role of the United Nations: A Practitioner's Perspective" Ambassador Miller is CEO and President of the United Nations Association-USA. Ambassador Miller devoted 29 years to the US Foreign Service, working on



Disarm Now

2009-10-21T16:28:59.520-06:00

Disarm Now! Mobilizing Call for the 2010 NPT Review Conference Today our world is facing crises on an unprecedented scale - global warming, poverty, war, hunger, and disease. They threaten the very future of life as we know it, and on a daily basis bring death, sorrow and suffering to the majority of people on our planet. Yet these problems are almost entirely the results of human action and they



Ending a Failed US Military Policy

2009-10-05T17:27:40.798-06:00

Nashville Peace Coalition to Mark 8th Anniversary of War in Afghanistan with Vigil & Popular Education Panel October 7th, 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of the current occupation of Afghanistan. At a time when President Obama is increasing the troops in Afghanistan and escalating the war, people of conscience are organizing to resist the war and educate the public on the real issues which are



UN Security Council Meets on Nonproliferation

2009-10-05T17:30:59.150-06:00

In an historic meeting, the United Nations Security Council today convened at the head of state/government level and unanimously cosponsored and adopted a resolution committing to work toward a world without nuclear weapons and endorsing a broad framework of actions to reduce global nuclear dangers.The meeting, which was called for and chaired by President Obama during the United States’



My G20 by Jase Short - Part One

2009-10-05T17:37:26.893-06:00

My G20: A Boot Stamping on a Human Face Foreverby Jase ShortWe arrived at 5 AM in Pittsburgh on Thursday for the G20 protests; immediately, we were treated to the sight of National Guard troopers directing traffic around major bridges. After two hours sleep in a Catholic Church’s cafeteria (following a 11 hour drive), we got ready to go into the city. We gathered in Arsenal Park: our numbers



Screening of 'Rethink Afghanistan'

2009-10-05T17:33:38.187-06:00

Rethink Afghanistan: Why are we there and what does it mean?A free screening of the film Rethink Afghanistan is scheduled for 7:00pm, Tuesday, October 6 in Gailor Auditorium. The 72-minute documentary examines the consequences of military escalation in Afghanistan and how the war could further destabilize a nuclear-armed Pakistan. The cost of sending one U.S. soldier to Afghanistan is over $



Sewanee Peace Vigil, Oct. 7, 4:30pm

2009-10-05T17:32:18.894-06:00

CCJP will host a Peace Vigil calling for a halt to U.S. military action in Afghanistan on Wednesday, October 7, 4:30 pm, on the corner of University Avenue and Highway 41A. Participants are encouraged to wear black and to display a sign expressing their opposition to U.S. militarism. October 7 marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-Afghanistan conflict which began on October 7, 2001, when the



Space Week Events to Highlight Drones

2009-10-05T17:59:46.843-06:00

On October 3-10 a week of local protest events to Keep Space for Peace will be held worldwide. Each fall the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space organizes Keep Space for Peace Week: International Days of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space. These events are intended to help educate the public about the need to prevent the arms race from moving into the



Interfaith Peace Workshop October 18th

2009-10-05T17:55:01.590-06:00

World musicians Amir Paiss (co-founder of the Israeli / world music band, Sheva, or “Seven”) and Gabriel Meyer Halevy (co-founder of the Sulha Peace Project) will be here on October 17 & 18 to lead workshops on PEACEBUILDING in ISRAEL-PALESTINE. Anyone who is interested in Middle East peace is invited to attend, as these events are open to the public – and no prior knowledge is necessary! The



Missile Defense: The Other Story

2009-10-05T17:57:19.280-06:00

Missile Defense: The Other Storyby Bruce Gagnon Yesterday we witnessed a flurry of emails and articles proclaiming victory after President Obama's announcement that he was going to scrap George W. Bush's plans to deploy missile defense interceptors in Poland and a Star Wars radar in the Czech Republic. There is no doubt that our peace activist friends in those two countries do indeed have reason



Mad as Hell Doctors Comes to Nashville

2009-10-05T17:50:01.155-06:00

A group of doctors from Portland, Oregon will be in Nashville Monday as part of a national tour in Support of a Single Payer health care system. The group is traveling to Washington, D.C., in their "Care-A-Van" with a simple but loud message: We need a single-payer health system in which the government covers everyone and the private insurance industry is cut out. The doctors will make stops in



International People's Declaration of Peace

2009-10-05T17:47:53.339-06:00

International People's Declaration of PeacePREAMBLEWe the undersigned, as responsible citizens of this planet, hereby recognize the immediate universal need for sustained "security through peace" for present and future generations of the human family. In order that we all may live and prosper in dignity, we recognize the need for a genuine worldwide grassroots commitment by all humans to break



Militarising space: The Fallujah fallacy

2009-10-05T17:45:20.868-06:00

By Eric Walberg http://ericwalberg.com/ The Pentagon has made remarkable strides in militarisation of space this year, but its techno-schemes are built on the same sandy foundations as the rest of its defence policy, laments Eric Walberg. In April, Air Force Space Command activated a new unit -- the 24th Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas -- to keep pace with “the rapid changes



Film Screening - "The San Patricos" Sept 12th

2009-09-03T18:49:09.887-06:00

Sons of Ireland and Mexico.Join us Sept 12 for a celebration of the Saint Patrick’s Battalion, a group of Irish and other immigrant American soldiers who changed sides in the Mexican-American War and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S. invasion of Mexico.Many of the San Patrick’s Battalion who survived the war were executed, but their sacrifice is celebrated every year in Mexico and



Midwives at the Garden

2009-09-03T18:46:52.539-06:00

This "Labor (of Love) Day Weekend Famous Midwives Teach, Inspire, at the Carver Park Community GardenNashville, TN. As President Obama and the rest of the country tackle the issue of health care reform, an important question arises about the death rate for U.S. women during pregnancy, birth and the year after the end of pregnancy. This question and more will be discussed by midwives Ina May



AR Green Party Sues for Ballot Access

2009-09-03T18:44:36.880-06:00

Green Party sues for ballot accessWho knew? Secretary of State Charlie Daniels has denied the Green Party access to the 2010 ballot because its presidential candidate did not get 3 percent of the vote for president in Arkansas in 2008. Several other candidates got well more than 3 percent and the Green Party elected a state representative, who later switched to the Democratic Party.ACLU Press



Occupation War Deaths: August 23rd - 29th

2009-09-03T18:43:40.705-06:00

4336 in Iraq. In Afghanistan 813 -- 542 OtherThose who dies in Iraq from Aug 23 to 29;Ltn Joey Fortin 22 St Johnsbury VTPvt Taylor Marks 19 Monmouth ORSgt Earl Werner 38 Mondovi WI76 Iraqi sisters and brothers were killed.In Afghanistan were killed:Sgt Eerik Salmus 26 EstoniaSgt Raivis Kang 26 EstoniaPvt Dennis Williams 24 Federal Way WASgt Ronald Sawyer 38 Trenton MOCap



Veterans Condemn General's Report

2009-09-03T18:38:05.131-06:00

March Forward! veterans speak out against Gen. McChrystal's reportTuesday, September 1, 2009"All foreign forces should leave Afghanistan now!" The war in Afghanistan, like the one we were sent to fight in Iraq, is based on lies and false rationales. Instead of expanding the war, all foreign troops should leave Afghanistan immediately.March Forward! supporter Ron Kovic eloquently stated: "As a