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Merry Christmas from Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on diciembre 22, 2008

My wife, Jeri, and I want to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year.

In our home, we have a lot to be thankful for and we are happy to be able to share this season with our family, our long time friends and our new acquaintances.

This past year has brought us joy in many ways, not the least of which has been giving a voice to the direction you and I would like to see our country take.

It’s easy to say “Someone should do something about  . . .” But it’s far more difficult to accept that challenge and realize you are that “someone.” And, if you will not do it, why should someone else do it? How can we expect them to?

You and I accepted the responsibility of our citizenship and got involved. Together, we made a difference. We raised the issues that no one wanted to talk about.

While other candidates tried to make the case that $17 billion of “earmarks” are the source of our country’s fiscal problems, you and I know the problems go much deeper. You and I know that runaway federal spending and the long term impact that will have of creating a $100 trillion dollar unfunded liability on our children and grandchildren, is the real problem.

When the public debate in recent months was all about granting immunity to telecoms for their role in domestic spying, you and I focused on the government’s intrusion into our personal privacy through the use of warrantless searches and abuses of the Patriot Act.

When the financial policy makers in this administration were declaring their friends in huge financial institutions were ‘too big to allow to fail’ you and I said, “Wait!” Let the good businesses buy the good parts of the failures and let the Brainiacs who that created the problems suffer the consequences.

Instead, the establishment decided to reward bad businesses with the gift of your hard earned tax dollars, and allowed them to continue to do bad business as usual. There have not been any meaningful fraud investigations. No perp walks!

One alleged Wall Street fraudster is sitting in his $7 million dollar apartment under “house arrest” accused of bilking investors out of tens of billions of dollars. While he resides in luxury instead of jail, you and I will be expected to bailout his victims.

Our state elected officials are doing little better than their federal cohorts. Scandals abound. And yet another governor is probably going to declare that a US Senate seat is a birthright to the Kennedy dynasty. We have had enough of family dynasty politics; we deserve principled, legitimate representation, not socialites and prima donnas.

We have a lot to do in the New Year, and we need to get prepared now! We have just begun to be heard.

Before I can fully engage in these and other vitally important matters, I must pay off our remaining campaign expenses

Repudiation of a Mother Who Killed Her Toddler Daughter [Orlando Florida] [EN] [ES]

Posted in Comentario by alvarezgalloso on diciembre 22, 2008

While the World sings about “Tidings of Comfort and Joy”, and “Peace On Earth Goodwill To Men”, it has been confirmed that a 3 year old toddler was actually killed by her mother. The mother also hid the death for more than a couple of months.

I cannot understand how someone would kill a child. I also cannot understand how a mother would kill her child as well. The bitch who killed her daughter and is now in jail deserves the death penalty. In fact, I have a proposal for the bitch.

We should take the bitch and make her do the work of illegal immigrants WITHOUT FOOD, WITHOUT MEDICAL TREATMENT, AND WITH A CHAIN AROUND HER NECK, LEGS, AND ARMS.

The bitch should also be made to suffer by being whipped with a special whip with miniature knives within the whip. The bitch who killed her daughter should also be placed in a building filled with hornets and killer bees.

Parece mentira en la epoca de Navidad fue declarada muerta una ni~na de 3 a~nos en Orlando Florida. Esto fue el caso de una ni~na angelical y una madre puta. Parece que la madre puta [ademas de ser anglo-americana] era una sicaria que no sabe lo que es familia ni la vida.

Que se espera en una sociedad desechable como existe en los EEUU. Si yo pudiera, yo cogeria esa puta anglo sajona americana [gringa] y la pongo a trabajar como los indocumentados con una indiferencia. La puta gringa que mato a su bebe debe trabajar SIN COMIDA, SIN ATENCION MEDICA, CON LAS CADENAS ALREDEDOR DEL CUELLO, BRAZO, PIERNAS, Y RECIBIENDO LATIGAZOS. Al Final del dia, colacaria a la puta gringa dentro de un salon con avispas y abejas salvajes.

Un Encuentro Romantico

Posted in Comentario by alvarezgalloso on diciembre 22, 2008

MUSICA DE FONDO: “INOLVIDABLE” INTERPRETADO POR LUIS MIGUEL

LOCUTOR: “Un Momento Romantico, Inolvidable entre una pareja”

SONIDO DE UN PEO

MUJER: “Oye Cabron. Tiraste Un Peo?”

HOMBRE: “No”

MUJER: “Quien Fue El Hijo de Puta Que Tiro Un Peo?”

SILENCIO

Bush recibe Zapatos/ Bush Receives Shoes

Posted in Comentario by alvarezgalloso on diciembre 15, 2008

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7782422.stm

Que Dia Mas Glorioso cuando un periodista de Irak tiro sus zapatos a Bush. Bush lo merece.

What A Glorious Day when an Iraqi Journalist threw his shoes at Bush. Bush reaped what he sowed.

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Libertarian Party Calls Logic Behind Auto Bailout ‘Insanity’

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on diciembre 11, 2008

Libertarian Party Calls Logic Behind Auto Bailout ‘Insanity’

 

Says only hope for the long-term viability of automakers is bankruptcy and restructuring

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s largest third-party is calling for Congress to strike down a measure backed by the White House that would risk at least $15 billion of taxpayer dollars to bailout the American automotive industry.

 

“It’s insanity,” says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis. “It’s insane that we keep going back to the taxpayers to bailout struggling corporations who, for lack of good management and sound business practices, have become unprofitable.  Who in Congress is standing up for the taxpayers? Where are the Republicans, who claim they stand for the free market?  Where are the Democrats, who claim they oppose corporate welfare?”

 

The current plan seeks to initially give Detroit automakers a $15 billion, taxpayer-backed loan with a deadline of March 31 to develop a plan for profitability.  If, by the deadline, automakers fail to reach what the White House has established as “viability,” the loans would be recalled—something Davis says is “already written in the stars.”

 

“We all know what’s going to happen, and it’s not going to be the outcome proponents of the bailout want us all to believe,” says Davis. “Automakers will get $15 billion of taxpayer money, and when April rolls around, they’ll be asking for more time and more money.  There are absolutely no provisions in the bailout bill that require any type of change to management, union contracts or company structure before receiving taxpayer money.  All taxpayers have is a promise that the same CEOs who put their companies in this mess will get it right the second time.”

 

“Or, the third time, if you’re talking about Chrysler,” Davis adds.   

 

“The end goal of any restructuring should be removing the management that led companies into this pitfall,” says Davis.  “This should be done by the companies—not the government.  The Libertarian Party favors letting these companies file Chapter 11, instead of risking taxpayer dollars for promises of reform.  It will be tough in the short-term, but better for the long-term stability of our economy.”

 

For more information on this issue, or to arrange an interview with the Libertarian Party, please email Andrew Davis at andrew.davis@lp.org, or call (202) 731-0002.

 

The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties.  You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting http://www.LP.org. The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

 

 

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Activistas conmemoran Día de Derechos Humanos en las calles de Cuba a pesar de fuerte represión

Posted in Cuba by alvarezgalloso on diciembre 11, 2008

Para más información:

Janisset Rivero

Marcibel Loo

 

305.220.2713

 

COMUNICADO

 

Activistas conmemoran Día de Derechos Humanos en las calles de Cuba a pesar de fuerte represión

 

Un resumen parcial de las actividades y la represión en Cuba

 

Miami. 10 de diciembre de 2008. Directorio Democrático Cubano. Activistas de derechos humanos y familiares de prisioneros políticos salieron a las calles de Cuba para conmemorar el 60 aniversario de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas. Los activistas pacíficos marcharon en las calles, realizaron plantes frente a prisiones y repartieron copias de la Declaración en diversas zonas de la Isla, frustrando un masivo esfuerzo represivo por parte del régimen cubano que hasta el momento ha dejado decenas de activistas detenidos o bajo arresto domiciliario.

A continuación un resumen parcial de las actividades realizadas por los opositores cubanos y la represión por parte del régimen. El Directorio continuará expandiendo este resumen a medida que lleguen más informaciones:

 

Actividades:

En Ciudad La Habana el 9 de diciembre, activistas del Partido por la Unidad Demócrata Cristiana de Cuba y la Corriente Martiana, convocados por el Consejo de Relatores de Derechos Humanos de Cuba, se manifestaron frente a la prisión Combinado del Este durante media hora. Los activistas realizaron un acto de solidaridad con los prisioneros políticos, orando por su liberación y el respeto a los derechos humanos. Los manifestantes soltaron palomas blancas paraculminar el acto, según informó Juan Carlos González Leiva, Consejo de Relatores de Derechos Humanos de Cuba.

El 9 de diciembre, las Damas de Blanco, llegando a La Habana desde diversas regiones del país, realizaron una marcha en las calles de la ciudad, dirigiéndose hacia un busto de Martin Luther King, Jr en el Vedado, depositando allí una ofrenda floral. Recibieron muestras de apoyo por parte del pueblo mientras pasaban, según informó Alejandrina García de la Riva, integrante de las Damas de Blanco y esposa del prisionero político Diosdado González Marrero.

 

En Holguín un grupo de activistas de la Alianza Democrática Oriental se reunieron en la biblioteca independiente Wenceslao Aguilera Feria sita en Calle Antonio Maceo 19, Antilla. Cantaron el himno nacional y un feliz cumpleaños a la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos. Además  realizaron un conversatorio sobre la importancia de la fecha y reafirmaron su compromiso de seguir defendiendo los derechos suscritos en la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos. Adicionalmente repartieron copias de la Declaración el martes 9 de diciembre y miércoles 10 de diciembre, las cuales fueron bien aceptadas por la población según informó Cristian Toranzo Fundichelly del Movimiento Cubano de Jóvenes por la Democracia.

 

En Guantánamo activistas del Comité Cubano pro Derechos Humanos mantuvieron un ayuno desde el 15 de noviembre de 2008 hasta el día 10 de diciembre como parte de una campaña nacional convocada por esa organización. Culminó el ayuno hoy con la repartición en las calles de copias de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos a pesar de una estrecha vigilancia por integrantes de los Comité por la Defensa de la Revolución y de la Seguridad del Estado de ese lugar según Ramona Sánchez Ramírez, Comité Cubano pro Derechos Humanos en la zona oriental y Alexis Sánchez, activista de derechos humanos.  Represión:

 

En Pinar del Río los activistas Ramón Suárez Díaz y José Alfonso Ballart se encuentran bajo arresto domiciliario por parte de efectivos de la Seguridad del Estado quien les impiden salir de sus casas a la residencia del activista Mario Izquierdo Sotolongo donde se realizara una conmemoración del 60 aniversario de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos, según informó José Alfonso Ballart Ochoa, delegado del Partido Democrático 30 de Noviembre Frank País.

 

Igualmente, en una breve comunicación el martes 9 de diciembre con Dagoberto Valdés, director de la revista independiente “Convivencia” se logró conocer que miembros del equipo redactor de esta revista han sido amenazados en las últimas horas. La comunicación telefónica fue cortada en los momentos en que Valdés explicaba los detalles de la información. Otras fuentes independientes confirmaron que en la zona de Pinar del Río se estaba desarrollando una fuerte campaña represiva.

 

En Ciudad La Habana el Doctor Darsi Ferrer confirmó que había recibido visitas de agentes de la Seguridad del Estado para impedir una demostración convocada para un céntrico parque de esa ciudad para el día de mañana, 10 de diciembre. En provincia Habana, se encuentra detenido el activista Jorge Omar Lorenzo Pimienta del Consejo Nacional por los Derechos Civiles, según Francisco Chaviano González de la Unidad Liberal de la República de Cuba. En Cienfuegos, en Aguada de Pasajeros, en horas de la mañana del lunes 8 de diciembre, fueron detenidos por oficiales de la Policía Nacional y la Seguridad del Estado en un aparatoso despliegue represivo los activistas cubanos Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, Juan Alberto de la Nuez Ramírez, Pedro Larena Ibáñez. Según el activista Juan Francisco Sigler Amaya, los tres opositores fueron interceptados mientras se dirigían hacia Pedro Betancourt para participar en una acción pacifica del Movimiento Independiente Opción Alternativa y quedaron bajo arresto domiciliario con la advertencia de que no pueden viajar hasta que pase el 10 de diciembre. Asimismo el ex prisionero político Francisco Chaviano González informó que el periodista independiente Alejandro Tur Valladares residente en Cienfuegos también permanece detenido.

 

En Villa Clara, en Placetas, en horas de la tarde del 8 de diciembre, el delegado del Partido Democrático 30 de Noviembre Frank País Amado Ruiz Moreno fue detenido en la terminal de ómnibus de Santa Clara cuando se dirigía hacia La Habana. Según el activista los agentes de la Seguridad del Estado lo amenazaron con arrestarlo si se movía de Placetas antes del 11 de diciembre y le dijeron que impedirían una reunión pautada por activistas de derechos humanos en La Habana. También en la tarde del 8 de diciembre se conoció que las activistas de Santiago de Cuba Idalmis Núñez Reinosa y Doraisa Correoso Pozo representantes del Movimiento Civilista Rosa Parks fueron detenidas y posteriormente conducidas en una patrulla de la Policía Nacional Revolucionaria hasta Santiago. En la mañana del 9 de diciembre fue detenido en la esquina de su casa Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” en medio de un aparatoso despliegue policial y permanece detenido en la sede local de la Seguridad del Estado. En horas de la tarde del martes, la activista Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, coordinadora del Movimiento Civilista Rosa Parks y esposa de Antúnez, también fue detenida por autoridades del régimen en la ciudad de Placetas y luego excarcelada.  Asimismo nueve activistas se plantaron frente a la sede de la Seguridad del Estado ayer martes para protestar la represión desplegada en contra de las actividades por el Día de los Derechos Humanos y la continuada detención de Antúnez según la activista Donaida Pérez Paseiro. Hoy miércoles un numeroso grupo de activistas se reunieron en casa de Amado Ruiz Moreno y realizaron una actividad conmemorativa por el 60 aniversario de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos y se disponían a salir nuevamente en una marcha pacífica hacia la Seguridad del Estado, según informó el  activista Amado Ruiz.

 

Asimismo en Santa Clara, los activistas de la Coalición Central Opositora Idania Yanes Contreras, Alcides Rivera Rodríguez y Yesmi Elena Mena Zurbano fueron detenidos por parte de agentes de la policía política.

 

En Sancti Spiritus, Segundo Cabrera Rey, del Comité Cubano de Derechos Humanos, reportó que Francisco Blanco Sanabria fue detenido y amenazado. Frente a la vivienda de José Borges Serrano y Bárbara Viera se encuentra un operativo policial para impedir que los activistas salgan de ola misma; Carlos Manuel Cárdenas González fue visitado en el día ayer y advertido que se le impediría participar en cualquier actividad en Sancti Spiritus o La Habana; también Aurelio Cabrera González fue provocado por personas desconocidas enviadas por la policía política que lo amenazaron en plena vía pública. El propio Rey Cabrera informó que él mismo ha sido amenazado y le han cortado la electricidad en su casa.

 

URL:

http://www.netforcuba.org/espanol/News-SP/2008/Dec/Noticia11424.htm

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Greens offer six big steps for economic recovery

Posted in Partido Verde/GP by alvarezgalloso on diciembre 10, 2008

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES

http://www.gp.org

 

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

 

Contacts:

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614,

mclarty@greens.org

Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

 

 

Greens offer six big steps for economic recovery

 

• Greens support workers occupying a factory in Chicago after layoff:

bailout money isn’t being used to help working Americans

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders said today that the incoming

Obama Administration and Congress should take six major steps to

reverse the financial meltdown and restore financial security for

Americans.

 

The steps include a Green public works program, aid for state and

muncipal governments, expansion of mass transit, Single-Payer health

care, a peace dividend gained by ending the occupations of Iraq and

Afghanistan, and an end to the wasteful war on drugs.

 

Green Party candidates running for local, state, and national office

in 2008 promoted many of these ideas even before the crisis

precipitated.  In September, Cynthia McKinney published a ten-point

list of solutions and reforms in response to the Wall Street meltdown,

titled “Seize the Time”

(http://votetruth08.com/index.php/learn/mckinney-messages).

 

Greens expressed support for United Electrical Workers union members

occupying a Republic Windows and Doors plant in Chicago after the

plant was shut down and they were laid off with three days’ notice and

told they had no assurance of receiving severance and unused vacationpay.  The company’s creditor, Bank of America, received $25 billion

from the government’s financial bailout package.  Greens said that the

bank’s actions, including refusal to allow Republic to give workers 60

days notice (as required by law), demonstrates how bailout money isn’t

being used to assist working Americans facing financial hardship.

 

Six Green steps for economic recovery:

 

(1) Enact a massive Green public works program, creating new

living-wage jobs in conservation (including weatherization and energy

retro-fitting); clean and safe energy technologies to replace fossil

fuel and nuclear sources and create a carbon-free economy; repair and

improvement of America’s deteriorating infrastructure (especially

water and sewer systems); and improvement of public schools and Green

job training programs.

 

“The collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis in 2007 was a result

of the neglect and starvation of funds for maintaining infrastructure

that was built decades ago.  The ideology of privatization and

hostility to ‘big government’ is no longer tenable during the

financial crisis — the current White House and Congress conceded as

much when they began pushing for bailouts.  Public works programs

built America, and public works, with hundreds of thousands of new

Green jobs, is what America needs now for economic recovery,” said

Rosa Clemente, the Green Party’s 2008 candidate for Vice President

(http://www.rosaclemente.com).

 

“We’re encouraged that President-elect Obama intends to launch a

public works program along these basic lines, but we hope Congress and

his own administration don’t undermine and dilute such a program out

of traditional Democratic and Republican loyalty to corporate

interests and fear of being labeled liberal or socialist.  It’s time

to follow the lead of the Green Jobs For All movement,” Ms. Clemente

added.

 

(2) Bail out financially ailing towns, cities, and states before

bailing out private corporations: millions of public sector and

contractor jobs depend on the fiscal security of municipal and state

governments.

 

Greens noted that municipalities and states are businesses that drive

state and local economies throughout the US.  They also provide the

social safety net that millions of working people need during the

current crisis. 3) Jumpstart our country’s mass transit system, giving people an

alternative to cars while saving them money and providing jobs.

 

“Making autos more efficient will only get us part way toward solving

our energy and climate challenges.  We need to get people out of their

cars altogether.  Communities need the ability to provide local

solutions for mass transprotation: new trains, subways, light rail

wherever they fit,” said Wes Rolley, co-chair of the Green Party’s

EcoAction Committee.

 

(4) Enact a Single-Payer/Medicare For All national health plan,

providing every American with coverage and removing the burden of

health care from small and large private businesses.

 

“The skyrocketing cost of health care under our private health care

system has created much of the economic instability as businesses

struggle to provide workers health benefits.  If President Obama and

Congress have the political will to resist the power of the insurance,

HMO, and pharmaceutical industries that siphon their profits off

America’s need for health care, the relief that Single-Payer will be a

huge economic boost,” said Sanda Everette, co-chair of the Green Party

of the United States.

 

Single-Payer would cover all Americans regardless of income,

employment, residence, age, or prior medical condition, allowing

choice of health care provider, and costing working people far less

than they now pay for private coverage.  In 2003, the New England

Journal of Medicine published an article estimating that Single-Payer

could cut health care costs by $350 billion annually

(http://www.pnhp.org/publications/nejmadmin.pdf).  Greens sharply

criticized Barack Obama during the election season for rejecting

Single-Payer out of concern for health insurance companies.

 

(5) End the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

“The staggering expense of the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions and

occupations haven’t only cost American, Iraqi, and Afghan lives.  It

also ate up trillions of dollars away that could have been spent on

human and environmental needs.  If we call home our troops right now,

we can divert the money needed for military occupations to Green

public works and other programs to jumpstart the economy — a new

peace dividend,” said Starlene Rankin, co-chair of the Lavender Green

Caucus.

 

The Green Party opposed both wars from the beginning and has

criticized Mr. Obama’s plans for delayed and partial troop withdrawal

from Iraq and for sending more troops to Afghanistan.

 

(6) End the war on drugs, which wastes billions annually, hasn’tcurbed drug use, and ruins lives by incarcerating nonviolent offenders

(mostly young, African American, Latino, and poor white) at further

government expense.

 

“The war on drugs is America’s longest and costliest war.  With

Afghanistan providing the world’s biggest poppy crop, it’s one of the

main reasons the US is fighting a war there,” said Cliff Thornton,

co-chair of the Green Party and co-founder of Efficacy, Inc.

(http://www.efficacy-online.org), which promotes major reforms in drug

policy.

 

Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron has estimated that legalizing cannabis

would save federal, state, and local governments $44 billion a year in

enforcement costs (http://www.prohibitioncosts.org/mironreport.html).

Governments could collect another $33 billion in revenues by taxing

cannabis as heavily as alcohol and tobacco.

 

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org

202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN

Fax 202-319-7193

• Tally of Green election victories

http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/election-results.html

• Green candidate news http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/candidate-news.php

• Green candidate database for 2008 and other campaign information:

http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml

• Green Party News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml

• Green Party Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers

• Green Party ballot access page http://www.gp.org/2008-elections

 

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES

http://www.gp.org

 

For Immediate Release:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

 

Contacts:

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614,

mclarty@greens.org

Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

 

 

Greens offer six big steps for economic recovery

 

• Greens support workers occupying a factory in Chicago after layoff:

bailout money isn’t being used to help working Americans

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders said today that the incoming

Obama Administration and Congress should take six major steps to

reverse the financial meltdown and restore financial security for

Americans.

 

The steps include a Green public works program, aid for state and

muncipal governments, expansion of mass transit, Single-Payer health

care, a peace dividend gained by ending the occupations of Iraq and

Afghanistan, and an end to the wasteful war on drugs.

 

Green Party candidates running for local, state, and national office

in 2008 promoted many of these ideas even before the crisis

precipitated.  In September, Cynthia McKinney published a ten-point

list of solutions and reforms in response to the Wall Street meltdown,

titled “Seize the Time”

(http://votetruth08.com/index.php/learn/mckinney-messages).

 

Greens expressed support for United Electrical Workers union members

occupying a Republic Windows and Doors plant in Chicago after the

plant was shut down and they were laid off with three days’ notice and

told they had no assurance of receiving severance and unused vacationpay.  The company’s creditor, Bank of America, received $25 billion

from the government’s financial bailout package.  Greens said that the

bank’s actions, including refusal to allow Republic to give workers 60

days notice (as required by law), demonstrates how bailout money isn’t

being used to assist working Americans facing financial hardship.

 

Six Green steps for economic recovery:

 

(1) Enact a massive Green public works program, creating new

living-wage jobs in conservation (including weatherization and energy

retro-fitting); clean and safe energy technologies to replace fossil

fuel and nuclear sources and create a carbon-free economy; repair and

improvement of America’s deteriorating infrastructure (especially

water and sewer systems); and improvement of public schools and Green

job training programs.

 

“The collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis in 2007 was a result

of the neglect and starvation of funds for maintaining infrastructure

that was built decades ago.  The ideology of privatization and

hostility to ‘big government’ is no longer tenable during the

financial crisis — the current White House and Congress conceded as

much when they began pushing for bailouts.  Public works programs

built America, and public works, with hundreds of thousands of new

Green jobs, is what America needs now for economic recovery,” said

Rosa Clemente, the Green Party’s 2008 candidate for Vice President

(http://www.rosaclemente.com).

 

“We’re encouraged that President-elect Obama intends to launch a

public works program along these basic lines, but we hope Congress and

his own administration don’t undermine and dilute such a program out

of traditional Democratic and Republican loyalty to corporate

interests and fear of being labeled liberal or socialist.  It’s time

to follow the lead of the Green Jobs For All movement,” Ms. Clemente

added.

 

(2) Bail out financially ailing towns, cities, and states before

bailing out private corporations: millions of public sector and

contractor jobs depend on the fiscal security of municipal and state

governments.

 

Greens noted that municipalities and states are businesses that drive

state and local economies throughout the US.  They also provide the

social safety net that millions of working people need during the

current crisis. 3) Jumpstart our country’s mass transit system, giving people an

alternative to cars while saving them money and providing jobs.

 

“Making autos more efficient will only get us part way toward solving

our energy and climate challenges.  We need to get people out of their

cars altogether.  Communities need the ability to provide local

solutions for mass transprotation: new trains, subways, light rail

wherever they fit,” said Wes Rolley, co-chair of the Green Party’s

EcoAction Committee.

 

(4) Enact a Single-Payer/Medicare For All national health plan,

providing every American with coverage and removing the burden of

health care from small and large private businesses.

 

“The skyrocketing cost of health care under our private health care

system has created much of the economic instability as businesses

struggle to provide workers health benefits.  If President Obama and

Congress have the political will to resist the power of the insurance,

HMO, and pharmaceutical industries that siphon their profits off

America’s need for health care, the relief that Single-Payer will be a

huge economic boost,” said Sanda Everette, co-chair of the Green Party

of the United States.

 

Single-Payer would cover all Americans regardless of income,

employment, residence, age, or prior medical condition, allowing

choice of health care provider, and costing working people far less

than they now pay for private coverage.  In 2003, the New England

Journal of Medicine published an article estimating that Single-Payer

could cut health care costs by $350 billion annually

(http://www.pnhp.org/publications/nejmadmin.pdf).  Greens sharply

criticized Barack Obama during the election season for rejecting

Single-Payer out of concern for health insurance companies.

 

(5) End the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

“The staggering expense of the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions and

occupations haven’t only cost American, Iraqi, and Afghan lives.  It

also ate up trillions of dollars away that could have been spent on

human and environmental needs.  If we call home our troops right now,

we can divert the money needed for military occupations to Green

public works and other programs to jumpstart the economy — a new

peace dividend,” said Starlene Rankin, co-chair of the Lavender Green

Caucus.

 

The Green Party opposed both wars from the beginning and has

criticized Mr. Obama’s plans for delayed and partial troop withdrawal

from Iraq and for sending more troops to Afghanistan.

 

(6) End the war on drugs, which wastes billions annually, hasn’tcurbed drug use, and ruins lives by incarcerating nonviolent offenders

(mostly young, African American, Latino, and poor white) at further

government expense.

 

“The war on drugs is America’s longest and costliest war.  With

Afghanistan providing the world’s biggest poppy crop, it’s one of the

main reasons the US is fighting a war there,” said Cliff Thornton,

co-chair of the Green Party and co-founder of Efficacy, Inc.

(http://www.efficacy-online.org), which promotes major reforms in drug

policy.

 

Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron has estimated that legalizing cannabis

would save federal, state, and local governments $44 billion a year in

enforcement costs (http://www.prohibitioncosts.org/mironreport.html).

Governments could collect another $33 billion in revenues by taxing

cannabis as heavily as alcohol and tobacco.

 

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org

202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN

Fax 202-319-7193

• Tally of Green election victories

http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/election-results.html

• Green candidate news http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/candidate-news.php

• Green candidate database for 2008 and other campaign information:

http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml

• Green Party News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml

• Green Party Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers

• Green Party ballot access page http://www.gp.org/2008-elections

 

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES

http://www.gp.org

 

For Immediate Release:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

 

Contacts:

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614,

mclarty@greens.org

Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

 

 

Greens offer six big steps for economic recovery

 

• Greens support workers occupying a factory in Chicago after layoff:

bailout money isn’t being used to help working Americans

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders said today that the incoming

Obama Administration and Congress should take six major steps to

reverse the financial meltdown and restore financial security for

Americans.

 

The steps include a Green public works program, aid for state and

muncipal governments, expansion of mass transit, Single-Payer health

care, a peace dividend gained by ending the occupations of Iraq and

Afghanistan, and an end to the wasteful war on drugs.

 

Green Party candidates running for local, state, and national office

in 2008 promoted many of these ideas even before the crisis

precipitated.  In September, Cynthia McKinney published a ten-point

list of solutions and reforms in response to the Wall Street meltdown,

titled “Seize the Time”

(http://votetruth08.com/index.php/learn/mckinney-messages).

 

Greens expressed support for United Electrical Workers union members

occupying a Republic Windows and Doors plant in Chicago after the

plant was shut down and they were laid off with three days’ notice and

told they had no assurance of receiving severance and unused vacationpay.  The company’s creditor, Bank of America, received $25 billion

from the government’s financial bailout package.  Greens said that the

bank’s actions, including refusal to allow Republic to give workers 60

days notice (as required by law), demonstrates how bailout money isn’t

being used to assist working Americans facing financial hardship.

 

Six Green steps for economic recovery:

 

(1) Enact a massive Green public works program, creating new

living-wage jobs in conservation (including weatherization and energy

retro-fitting); clean and safe energy technologies to replace fossil

fuel and nuclear sources and create a carbon-free economy; repair and

improvement of America’s deteriorating infrastructure (especially

water and sewer systems); and improvement of public schools and Green

job training programs.

 

“The collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis in 2007 was a result

of the neglect and starvation of funds for maintaining infrastructure

that was built decades ago.  The ideology of privatization and

hostility to ‘big government’ is no longer tenable during the

financial crisis — the current White House and Congress conceded as

much when they began pushing for bailouts.  Public works programs

built America, and public works, with hundreds of thousands of new

Green jobs, is what America needs now for economic recovery,” said

Rosa Clemente, the Green Party’s 2008 candidate for Vice President

(http://www.rosaclemente.com).

 

“We’re encouraged that President-elect Obama intends to launch a

public works program along these basic lines, but we hope Congress and

his own administration don’t undermine and dilute such a program out

of traditional Democratic and Republican loyalty to corporate

interests and fear of being labeled liberal or socialist.  It’s time

to follow the lead of the Green Jobs For All movement,” Ms. Clemente

added.

 

(2) Bail out financially ailing towns, cities, and states before

bailing out private corporations: millions of public sector and

contractor jobs depend on the fiscal security of municipal and state

governments.

 

Greens noted that municipalities and states are businesses that drive

state and local economies throughout the US.  They also provide the

social safety net that millions of working people need during the

current crisis. 3) Jumpstart our country’s mass transit system, giving people an

alternative to cars while saving them money and providing jobs.

 

“Making autos more efficient will only get us part way toward solving

our energy and climate challenges.  We need to get people out of their

cars altogether.  Communities need the ability to provide local

solutions for mass transprotation: new trains, subways, light rail

wherever they fit,” said Wes Rolley, co-chair of the Green Party’s

EcoAction Committee.

 

(4) Enact a Single-Payer/Medicare For All national health plan,

providing every American with coverage and removing the burden of

health care from small and large private businesses.

 

“The skyrocketing cost of health care under our private health care

system has created much of the economic instability as businesses

struggle to provide workers health benefits.  If President Obama and

Congress have the political will to resist the power of the insurance,

HMO, and pharmaceutical industries that siphon their profits off

America’s need for health care, the relief that Single-Payer will be a

huge economic boost,” said Sanda Everette, co-chair of the Green Party

of the United States.

 

Single-Payer would cover all Americans regardless of income,

employment, residence, age, or prior medical condition, allowing

choice of health care provider, and costing working people far less

than they now pay for private coverage.  In 2003, the New England

Journal of Medicine published an article estimating that Single-Payer

could cut health care costs by $350 billion annually

(http://www.pnhp.org/publications/nejmadmin.pdf).  Greens sharply

criticized Barack Obama during the election season for rejecting

Single-Payer out of concern for health insurance companies.

 

(5) End the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

“The staggering expense of the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions and

occupations haven’t only cost American, Iraqi, and Afghan lives.  It

also ate up trillions of dollars away that could have been spent on

human and environmental needs.  If we call home our troops right now,

we can divert the money needed for military occupations to Green

public works and other programs to jumpstart the economy — a new

peace dividend,” said Starlene Rankin, co-chair of the Lavender Green

Caucus.

 

The Green Party opposed both wars from the beginning and has

criticized Mr. Obama’s plans for delayed and partial troop withdrawal

from Iraq and for sending more troops to Afghanistan.

 

(6) End the war on drugs, which wastes billions annually, hasn’tcurbed drug use, and ruins lives by incarcerating nonviolent offenders

(mostly young, African American, Latino, and poor white) at further

government expense.

 

“The war on drugs is America’s longest and costliest war.  With

Afghanistan providing the world’s biggest poppy crop, it’s one of the

main reasons the US is fighting a war there,” said Cliff Thornton,

co-chair of the Green Party and co-founder of Efficacy, Inc.

(http://www.efficacy-online.org), which promotes major reforms in drug

policy.

 

Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron has estimated that legalizing cannabis

would save federal, state, and local governments $44 billion a year in

enforcement costs (http://www.prohibitioncosts.org/mironreport.html).

Governments could collect another $33 billion in revenues by taxing

cannabis as heavily as alcohol and tobacco.

 

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org

202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN

Fax 202-319-7193

• Tally of Green election victories

http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/election-results.html

• Green candidate news http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/candidate-news.php

• Green candidate database for 2008 and other campaign information:

http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml

• Green Party News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml

• Green Party Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers

• Green Party ballot access page http://www.gp.org/2008-elections

 

 

 

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Socialism is the philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance and preaching of envy;
its inherent virtue is the equal distribution of misery.
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El socialismo es la filosofía del fracaso,
el credo de la ignorancia y la prédica de la envidia;
su virtud inherente es la distribución igualitaria de la miseria.

Sir Winston Churchill

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Noticias de Cuba

Posted in Cuba by alvarezgalloso on diciembre 10, 2008

AGRESIVA REPRESION POLICIAL

 

La Habana.- En la tarde de hoy, 9 de diciembre del presente, en la calle K entre Linea y 13, en el Vedado, fueron agredidos brutalmente los opositores Lázaro Joaquín Alonso, Marlene Bermúdez, Roberto Marrero y la que denuncia, Belinda Salas Tápanes.

 

Una turba agresiva compuesta por ocho policias de dos carros patrulleros, sin pedir identificacion y sin mediar conversación alguna, comenzaron a golpearnos con violencia. A Lázaro Joaquín Alonso le propinaron tal golpiza que sangraba abundantemente por la boca y la cabeza, además, Alonso Román recibió fuertes golpes en los testículos.

 

Actualmente se desconoce su paradero, pues fue detenido por la policía.

 

Marlene Bermúdez y su esposo Roberto Marrero fueron agredidos brutalmente y a ella le rompieron la blusa. Ato seguido fueron detenidos y conducidos a paradero desconocido. La policía gritaba, mientra los golpeaban, que los llevarían directo para Camagüey, lugar donde estos dos opositores radican.

 

A mí, Belinda Salas, me rompieron la blusa dejandome desnuda y la golpiza me produjo fractura en una mano. Además, después de montarme en el carro de policía, al ver que las personas que llevaban eran del interior de la isla, me lanzaron fuera del auto en movimiento.

 

Queremos hacer llegar a todos los hombre de buena voluntad, esta denuncia que demuestra el miedo del régimen en el 60 Aniversario de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos. Pedimos solidaridad ante tan criminal acto y ratificamos que FLAMUR continuara luchando por los derechos del pueblo de Cuba.

 

Belinda Salas Tapanes

Presidenta de FLAMUR

 

Plantados ha recibido también denuncias, vía telefónica, de otros opositores dando cuenta de más detenciones, golpizas y amenazas por parte de la policía política para evitar celebraciones por el 60 aniversario de la Declaración Universalde Derechos Humanos, este 10 de diciembre.

Entre los detenidos se encuentran Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez, Amado Ruiz Moreno, Idania Yánez Contreras y el Lic. Guillermo Fariñas, de la region central del país.

En Pinar del Río se reporta de varias detenciones y amenazas a dirigentes de la oposición en esa provincia.

 

Oficiales de la Seguridad del Estad, de alta graduación, se presentaron en la mañana de hoy en la vivienda de Vladimiro Roca, uno de los portavoces de Agenda para la Transición, amenazándolo conque tomarían fuertes medidas si tenía lugar en su casa una celebración por el Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, a la que estarían invitados miembros del Cuerpo Diplomático.

URL:

http://www.plantados.org/Noticias/2008/752.htm

 

 

“El día en que se conozcan los horrores cometidos por el régimen de Fidel Castro Ruz en su paso por Cuba, el mundo que no quiso escuchar, deberá hacer un acto de contrición para limpiar su conciencia.”

                                                  María Luisa Morales

                                                  Exiliada Cubana

 

“El día en que se conozcan los horrores cometidos por el régimen de Fidel Castro Ruz en su paso por Cuba, el mundo que no quiso escuchar, deberá hacer un acto de contrición para limpiar su conciencia regalando todo sus ganancias a nosotros los cubanos incluyendo los de sangre nacido en el destierro. Otros como los EEUU debe firmar su certificado de defuncion.”

                                                  El Forastero de Ohio

 

 

NOTA DE CAIMAN PRODUCTIONS

 

En un mes, estreno mundial de “Oposición: medio siglo de lucha”

 

Por este medio deseamos dar a conocer a todos los medios de prensa y a la opinión pública en general, la presente nota importante:

 

Un día como hoy, 10 de diciembre del año en curso, Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, se inicia el conteo regresivo para el estreno mundial del documental: “Oposición: medio siglo de lucha”, el próximo 10 de enero del 2009, en el teatro Tower en esta ciudad de Miami, la entrada es gratis.

 

Producido por Caiman Productions y de dos horas de duración, “Oposición: medio siglo de lucha”, constituye uno de los más completos documentos audiovisuales de lucha contra el régimen castrista, sus más de 70 testimonios unidos a reveladoras imágenes conforman de manera cronológica un recorrido histórico por estos 50 años de lucha.

 

“…El presente documental debe ser visto por todos los cubanos, tanto los que residen en la isla como en el destierro, su valor histórico, con toda autoridad, no tiene precedentes…”

 

“…A través de su contenido, se logra admirablemente el eslabón de hechos y vivencias de forma cronológica año tras año hasta nuestros días, se vive a Cuba y se siente el vibrar de su lucha por la libertad…”

 

“…Oposición: medio siglo de lucha” existe para que jamás se olvide, que si bien Cuba fue víctima de una de las más crueles y longevas tiranías jamás instaurada sobre nación alguna, sí existió una oposición resuelta y digna que luchó y aún lucha por su total derrocamiento…”

 

Para ver un promo del material visite nuestro portal en Internet: http://www.cubaoposicion.com 

 

 

LUIS GUARDIA

Executive Director

Ph. (305) 715-9528

Cel. (305) 525-8423

email: caimanproductions@yahoo.com 

www.caimanproductions.us

 

 

URL:

http://www.netforcuba.org/espanol/News-SP/2008/Dec/Noticia11423.htm

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