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Keyword: solidarity

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  • Loretta Lynch Issues Statement of Solidarity with Law Enforcement After Hattiesburg Cops Killed

    05/11/2015 2:41:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/11/15 | Andrew Kirell
    In response to this weekend’s slaying of two police officers in Hattiesburg, Miss., U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued a statement expressing grief over their loss and reassuring law enforcement nationwide that the Department of Justice “stands in solidarity” with them. Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were shot and killed during a routine traffic stop late Saturday night. Marvin Banks and Joanie Calloway were charged with two counts of capital murder. Two others were arrested and charged over the weekend in relation to the shooting: Curtis Banks for being “accessory after the fact” and Cornelius Clark for obstruction of
  • The Truth "Behind" The Charlie Hebdo Solidarity Photo-Op

    01/17/2015 11:00:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1/17/15 | tyler durden
    Once again the mainstream media peddled the spoon-fed propaganda that world leaders "led the march" to honor the victims of the Paris shootings last week. Glorious photo-ops of Merkel, Hollande, Poroshenko, David Cameron (oh, and not Barack Obama) were smeared across front pages hailing the "unity in outrage." However, as appears to be the case in so many 'events' in the new normal managed thinking in which we live, The Independent reports, French TV has exposed the reality of the 'photo-op' seen-around-the-world: the 'dignitaries' were not in fact "at" the Paris rallies but had the photo taken on an empty...
  • Obama won't attend Paris march

    01/10/2015 6:06:23 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 134 replies
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday's Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week's Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP. Ever since the bloody shooting that killed 12 people at satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday -- followed by separate attacks that left five more people dead -- Obama has made repeated declarations in support of America's "oldest ally."
  • Missouri white students told not to take part in Ferguson ‘die-in’ demonstration

    12/04/2014 6:28:40 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    College Fix - University of Missouri ^ | December 4, 2014 | Christopher White
    Organizers of a recent Ferguson protest at the University of Missouri requested “only people of color” take part in the event’s “die-in,” one element of a larger demonstration that prompted at least two classes to be shelved so students could participate. “During the demonstration we will hold a ‘die-in’ in the student center. We are asking that only people of color be the ones to do so,” event organizers stated in an email obtained by The College Fix. “We are asking non-people of color to stand holding hands in solidarity.” “The ‘die-in’ is meant to represent black bodies that are...
  • When Communists Murdered a Priest

    10/22/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Editor’s note: The original piece was published at The American Spectator. It was October 19, 1984—30 years ago this week. A gentle, courageous, and genuinely holy priest, Jerzy Popieluszko, age 37, found himself in a ghastly spot that, though it must have horrified him, surely did not surprise him. An unholy trinity of thugs from communist Poland’s secret police had seized and pummeled him. He was bound and gagged and stuffed into the trunk of their cream-colored Fiat 125 automobile as they roamed the countryside trying to decide where to dispatch him. This kindly priest was no less than the...
  • Bowe Bergdahl’s Dad on Why He Grew That Beard (Muslim Terrorist sympathizer)

    06/03/2014 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    TIME ^ | Jun 3, 2014 | Dan Kedmey
    Robert Bergdahl said he began growing the beard as soon as he received news of his son’s capture. ...those attempts to understand the Taliban have occasionally shaded into acts and gestures that strike some critics as a little too close for comfort. Just recently, reports surfaced of a tweet deleted from Bob Bergdahl’s Twitter account that directly addressed a Taliban spokesman. “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners,” it read. “God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen.”
  • Poland's Walesa kneels in prayer at funeral mass for former foe Jaruzelski

    05/31/2014 12:06:17 AM PDT · by dfwgator · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/30/2014 | JAKUB IGLEWSKI AND CHRISTIAN LOWE
    (Reuters) - Lech Walesa, head of the Solidarity movement that ended Communism in Poland, knelt in prayer on Friday at a Catholic funeral mass for General Wojciech Jaruzelski, the Communist leader who for decades was his sworn enemy.
  • 'America does not lead the world in the area of morality': Lech Walesa

    01/02/2014 10:04:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-2-14 | Rich Moran
    The former president of Poland and leader of the Solidarity movement is not enamored with President Obama and his leadership. The Hill: Former Polish President Lech Walesa says America no longer leads the world "in terms of politics and morality." Walesa, in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, spoke negatively about President Obama's leadership skills. "When he was elected there was great hope in the world. We were hoping that Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America, but that failed. America does not lead the world in the area of morality," Walesa said. Walesa, who is promoting a new biopic...
  • When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

    11/12/2013 7:47:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’Posted By Robert Spencer On November 12, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators.It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing back memories of personal experiences with racism.”The offending photo featured a group of students apparently dressed as soldiers pointing...
  • Pakistanis of all faiths protect churches with human chains

    10/15/2013 7:14:36 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    France 24 ^ | 09/10/2013 | Gaelle Faure
    For the past two Sundays, hundreds of Pakistanis of all faiths have formed human chains in front of churches during mass – first in Karachi, then in Lahore. This solidarity movement was launched in reaction to the terrorist attack that killed 81 worshippers at a church in Peshawar, making it the deadliest ever perpetrated against the country’s Christian minority. Militant groups linked to the Pakistani Taliban said they carried out the September 22 bomb attack in response to US-led drone strikes. Christians have been targeted for their faith before, but previous attacks have usually taken the form of mob violence...
  • Dozens Ascend Temple Mount in Solidarity with Feiglin

    06/27/2013 1:24:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/13
    Dozens of Jews went up on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Thursday, as a sign of solidarity with Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin, who has been barred from making the ascent since being elected. Feiglin prayed with them at dawn and praised their efforts next to a menorah (candelabra) for the Third Temple, next to one set of stairs that leads from the Jewish Quarter of the Old City down to the Western Wall Plaza. Muslims who waited for the Jews on the holy site greeted them with the call of Allahu Akbar [G-d is great; often a precursor to...
  • This makes no sense

    06/10/2013 12:26:20 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 160 replies
    Myself | 06-10-13 | shark24
    Conservatives must work together.
  • "Day of Silence" annual homosexual assault on children in schools taking place this Friday

    04/18/2013 6:50:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 42 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 04/18/2013 | n/a
    During this all-day event, school officials encourage students to be silent for the entire day as a sign of solidarity with the homosexual activist movement. Students are encouraged to wear special homosexual badges, stickers, and bracelets which are often handed out at the school entrances that day. There are also pro-homosexual posters and handouts, and even workshops. The schools use various psychological methods during the day to attempt to create a strong bond with the homosexual (and now also transgender) movements in the minds of the kids, emphasizing stories of victimhood, pushing messages of fairness, and linking GLBT issues to...
  • Candles in Solidarity: Christmas 1981 — Ronald Reagan on the Christ child and the media.

    12/24/2012 7:07:56 AM PST · by rhema · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12/24/12 | Paul Kengor
    This time 31 years ago, December 23, 1981, President Ronald Reagan delivered a moving Oval Office address to the nation. The subject was Christmas and events in Poland. [ . . . ] It was a stirring moment, with the Poland drama the big story. Yet, there was another story behind the speech that isn’t remembered, but is likewise revealing. Reagan had started the speech with a wonderful opening about the reason for the season: the Christ child. . . . At this special time of year, we all renew our sense of wonder in recalling the story of the...
  • President Obama Shuns Lech Walesa

    06/01/2012 11:15:12 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/1/12 | Rory Cooper
    Lech Walesa was once a trade-union activist. He was often arrested for speaking his mind against Communist oppression behind the Iron Curtain in Poland and for defying the Soviet Union. He was an electrician who, with no higher education, led one of the most profound freedom movements of the 20th century — Solidarity. He became president of Poland and swept in reforms, pushing the Soviet Union out of his homeland and moving the country toward a free-market economy and individual liberty. And President Obama doesn’t want him to set foot in the White House.
  • Remembering December 13, 1981 - Imposition of Martial Law in Poland

    12/12/2011 7:33:20 PM PST · by dfwgator · 8 replies · 2+ views
    The Wujek Mine - Where Nine Miners were massacred by Communist Authorities President Reagan's Christmas Message to the Polish People
  • Democrats Offer Solidarity to Wall Street Protesters [ Obama placed by Wall Street ]

    10/10/2011 12:22:53 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 10 2011 | Fox News
    The Democratic Party moved a step closer to embracing the Occupy Wall Street movement as its own with the top campaign arm for House Democrats sending around a petition urging people to "stand with" the movement. In an email sent Monday morning, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Director Robby Mook appealed for signatures to an online petition in support of those who want "to let billionaires, big oil and big bankers know that we're not going to let the richest 1% force draconian economic policies and massive cuts to crucial programs on Main Street Americans." Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/10/lawmakers-pick-sides-as-wall-street-protests-mount/#content#ixzz1aPMmsR4P
  • VIDEO: First-hand View of the Attack on Althouse at the Wisconsin Capitol Singalong (Solidarity)

    08/13/2011 6:16:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 12, 2011 | Ann Althouse
    This is a long, unedited video from my camera. The attacker tries twice to grab and take my camera, but the camera goes off after the first grab. I get it back on, and you see my encounter with the police. This took place during the noon hour singalong at the Wisconsin Capitol steps on August 12, 2011VIDEO
  • ‘Because We Have Power’: A Must-See Ad

    03/14/2011 2:41:08 PM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 3 replies
    Great video at the site Some might find it jumps around a bit, but the theme is pretty clear: compared to private-sector workers, unionized public-sector workers get a pretty sweet deal once their benefits and pensions are thrown in with their salaries. Those high salaries fund union dues; those dues fund the organizations that keep Democratic lawmakers in power (or try to); the lawmakers then make sure that the public sector pay, benefits and pensions remain high and untouchable. That is what the recent fights in state capitols are about, and it is clear whose side President Obama is on.
  • March of the Solidarity Cows

    03/14/2011 2:38:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3-14-11 | John Hayward
    Among the most unforgettable images of union lunacy from Wisconsin is this video of protesters dressed as cows and carrying placards spelling out “SOLIDARITY,” posted by Ann Althouse on YouTube: Solidarity CowsIt’s refreshing to see them do something funny, as a break from their usual pattern of issuing death threats, drawing chalk outlines of Governor Scott Walker’s murdered corpse, and portraying everyone who disagrees with them as Nazis or Klansmen. You might survey these colorful antics and wonder who could possibly be persuaded to take the union’s side by such a mixture of comedy and outrage. It’s a good rule...
  • Sign-up to attend a solidarity action this week (Obamanations go multi state)

    02/19/2011 9:38:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    SEIU ^ | 2/19/11 | SEIU
    Here's a list of events coming up in your state this week. The list will continue to grow, probably by the hour, so keep checking back in. Use the sign-up form to the right and one of our organizers will be in touch with more information about the event. Events on Monday February 21, 2011 (All times local) Montana Rally Time: 2 P.M. Location: Montana State Capitol Address: 1301 East 6th Avenue - Helena, Montana Nevada Rally Time: 12 P.M. Location: Nevada State Capitol Address: 101 North Carson Street - Carson City, NV 89701 North Carolina Rally Time: 12 P.M....
  • Lech Walesa Warns Against Loss of American Leadership in the World

    11/01/2010 8:17:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 1, 2010 | Kyle Stone
    At a fundraising event in Illinois, the old Solidarity union leader and former Polish president showed he had lost none of his passion for freedom fighting. Less than a week before TuesdayÂ’s midterm elections, Illinois conservatives welcomed an unlikely ally. Legendary Polish Solidarity leader, Lech Walesa, appeared in downtown Chicago last Thursday at a fundraising event organized by citizen watchdog group For the Good of Illinois. The former Polish president, trade-union organizer, and Nobel Prize laureate came rhetorically armed with a new Solidarity rallying-cry for Illinoisans yearning for new leadership.Before 300 conservative leaders and activists on Thursday, Walesa dourly remarked...
  • Iranian Legislator Says Egypt Promised to Enable His Entry to Gaza

    07/28/2010 6:18:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 3+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 07.28.10, 21:09 / Israel News | Dudi Cohen
    SNIPPET: "Iranian parliament member Mahmoud Ahmadi Bigesh said Wednesday that Egypt has promised to issue entry permits for him and three of his fellow parliament members, who want to enter the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing."
  • As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe...

    06/17/2010 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 466+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | June 17, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    "As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe Links to Terrorism" Thursday, June 17, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – Tensions in the Middle East over the recent Gaza flotilla incident could surface in New York City on Thursday evening, when a pro-Palestinian group hosts flotilla activists at a public meeting Jewish activists have tried to thwart. An organization called Al-Awda (The Palestine Right to Return Coalition) is holding a meeting in a Brooklyn church featuring a leading official in IHH, the controversial Turkish organization behind the attempt to break Israel’s...
  • Mother Leads Rosary at Son's Beatification

    06/07/2010 7:41:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies · 30+ views
    Poles Celebrate Memory of Priest, Martyr of CommunismWARSAW, Poland, JUNE 7, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Armed only with "truth, justice and charity," Father Jerzy Popieluszko sought to maintain and give witness to his freedom of conscience as a citizen and a priest. This was how the Polish priest was described by Archbishop Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, when he presided over Sunday's beatification of Father Popieluszko. The priest's mother, Marianna Popieluszko, led a rosary prayed before the Mass. Father Popieluszko (1947-1984) was chaplain of Poland's Solidarity Movement, which was instrumental in the resistance to Communism. The priest was...
  • List of Up-Comming Rallies to Show Support for Israel

    06/05/2010 8:25:30 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 4 replies · 270+ views
    Please attend one of these up-comming events to stand with and show support for our ally Israel! Upcoming Pro-Israel Rallies / Events If you know of events occuring that are not listed below, please let us know and we will include them in our next e-mail. TODAY! Friday, June 4, 2010 Washington, D.C. Baltimore, MD Philadelphia, PA Toronto, Ontario, Canada Saturday, June 5, 2010 San Francisco, CA Sunday, June 6, 2010 Washington, DC New York, NY Dutchess County, NY Miami, FL Toronto, Ontario, Canada Los Angeles, CA Montreal, Quebec, Canada Sydney, Australia Monday, June 7, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Fairfax,...
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • Walesa's Warning

    02/02/2010 5:33:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 719+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 2, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leaders: The champion of Polish freedom tells America it's no longer that shining city on a hill. As it slouches toward socialism, he warns, those yearning to breathe free in the world can no longer look to the U.S. for help. They were the giants of their age. Together, President Ronald Reagan, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II and a little known shipyard worker named Lech Walesa stood up to Soviet communism and brought freedom to the captive nations of Europe. Last Friday, Walesa was in Chicago campaigning for a GOP gubernatorial candidate in the Illinois...
  • Parallels between Polish Solidarity 1989 and American Tea Parties 2009

    09/05/2009 5:32:05 PM PDT · by redhotright · 3 replies · 522+ views
    http://redhotright.blogspot.com/ ^ | 2009-09-05 | redhotright
    Twenty years ago, the Solidarity movement in Poland played a key role in overthrowing the communist regime that was then ruling the country. My wife was living in Poland during that time and tells me that there are some interesting parallels between events then and the Tea Party movement in America today. For one thing, the Solidarity movement was not limited to the labor union shipyard workers in Gdansk, but was a large grassroots movement that went way beyond labor unions and shipyards to touch just about every corner of Polish society. Today in America, the Tea Party movement, although...
  • The Huckabee Show From Jerusalem That Wasn't-[Update!]

    08/13/2009 11:53:38 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 3 replies · 282+ views
    Updated from the 07/27/09 blog post: "Former Arkansas governor and US presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee will take part in a reception at the Shepherd's Hotel in east Jerusalem during his visit to Israel next week, but the Fox News contributor will not be broadcasting a live show from the site, as was previously reported." [In addition]- "This is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on Obama's policy in Jerusalem, which has just been a horror," New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind told The Jerusalem Post. " "Hikind, who will be traveling with Huckabee on the tour, also said he is...
  • URGENT: Use Twitter to help Iranian protestors.

    06/19/2009 10:26:09 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 297 replies · 9,672+ views
    I just got this note from another poster and twitter on the Americans supporting Iranian liberty & those fighting for it site on Facebook. This is pertinent right now to the situation in Iran. Twitter Folks-set your location to Tehran and your time zone to GMT +3.30. Iranian security forces are hunting for bloggers using location/timezone searches. The more people at this location, the more of a logjam it creates for forces trying to shut Iranians' access to the internet down. We have to help protect the Freedom Fighters. Please pass the word. There are ways we can help. This...
  • Polish battle against Communism was fought on many levels - Feature

    03/25/2009 1:01:24 PM PDT · by lizol · 6 replies · 495+ views
    Earth Times ^ | Tue, 24 Mar 2009
    Polish battle against Communism was fought on many levels - Feature Posted : Tue, 24 Mar 2009 05:12:09 GMT Author : DPA Category : Europe (World) Szydlowiec, Poland - Aniela Wojtowicz is 92 years old, but she still remembers how fear made her knees weak when a government official entered her clothing shop in 1981. It was months before Poland's communist regime would declare martial law in response to the growing Solidarity labour movement. Wojtowicz managed a shop near the market square in Szydlowiec, a small town of 12,000 people two hours south of Warsaw. That day, she had a...
  • Worcester to be twinned with Gaza? (UK)

    02/26/2009 3:11:51 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 10 replies · 486+ views
    Yahoo (UK and Ireland) ^ | 2-26-09 | Staff
    Councillors in Worcester are considering twinning the Midlands city with Gaza as a "gesture of solidarity". S The cathedral city in the heart of England has been conflict-free since the Civil War ended. Compare that to Gaza where 1,300 people were killed just last month as fresh conflict with Israel flared. The two may seem like places with little in common, but that has not stopped the Conservative-run council unanimously passing a motion to consider "twinning" the two towns. Councillors say it would be more than just a gesture and they are not doing it to support Hamas. But if...
  • Lawful Assembly and Solidarity for Conservative Activism...A NATIONAL TOWNHALL

    02/19/2009 10:22:33 PM PST · by Sequoyah101 · 9 replies · 331+ views
    2-20-9 | sequoyah101
    I suppose this is what some call vanity? I'll come to my point first. Do you think it would do any good to be able to see and know that there are others like you with the same concerns? Real people that are more real than a keyboard and a computer screen? Do you think there are people who would become active if they had a little push? People who aren't like Freepers that dwell on this site and ones like it? What if someone, anyone and anyplace said, "I'll be at the Walmart, Lowes, HomeDepot parking lot in the...
  • Guess what I just saw at the supermarket checkout magazine stand...

    09/06/2008 11:48:28 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 46 replies · 781+ views
    supermarket in the rural mountainous south
    The whole stack of OPrah magazines had been turned around, cover side in. Of course, no US magazines were anywhere to be seen.
  • Ukraine torments Russia with show of solidarity

    08/16/2008 4:10:20 PM PDT · by RKV · 63 replies · 185+ views
    Times of London ^ | Askold Krushelnycky
    <p>UKRAINE yesterday offered to create a joint missile defence network with the West amid fears that its port city of Sebastopol, home of the Russian Black Sea fleet, could become the next flashpoint between Russia and its former satellites.</p> <p>The Ukrainian offer, which means its early warning radar stations could become part of the West’s civil defence system, will further damage poor relations between Kiev and Moscow.</p>
  • U.S., Allies ‘Stand With People of Georgia,’ Bush Says

    08/15/2008 5:30:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 103+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2008 – President Bush today pledged the United States will support the former Soviet republic of Georgia in its time of need, as Russian troops still occupy parts of the country. Video “The United States and our allies stand with the people of Georgia and their democratically elected government,” Bush said at the White House. “Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected. Moscow must honor its commitment to withdraw its invading forces from all Georgian territory,” Bush declared, noting the United States is working closely with its European allies and other members of the G-7...
  • Solidarity with Georgia concert in Warsaw (see pictures)

    08/15/2008 1:48:26 PM PDT · by lizol · 18 replies · 126+ views
    polskieradio.pl ^ | 14.08.2008
    Solidarity with Georgia concert in Warsaw 14.08.2008 A concert is to be held in Warsaw evening today to show Solidarity with Georgia. The concert will take place by the Warsaw Rising Museum, which is co-organising the concert with Poland’s public television broadcaster, TVP. A few renowned Polish bands are to perform, including Perfect and Pogodno. The concert is to be performed in the place where Polish and Georgian Presidents, Lech Kaczyński and Micheil Saakashvilli, paid homage in May 2007 to the Georgian contract officers who fought in the Polish Army, and who were killed at Katyn, the Warsaw Rising and...
  • [Polish] Day of Solidarity with Georgia

    08/11/2008 1:18:13 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 17 replies · 139+ views
    Poland.pl ^ | August 10, 2008
    Law and Justice MP and former deputy foreign minister Pawel Kowal called for the launch of a campaign of solidarity with the Georgian nation. He said that red and white ribbons - the colors of both the Georgian and Polish flags - should be worn by all politicians, media figures and ordinary members of the public. A Day of Solidarity with Georgia will be organized in Poland tomorrow. Also, Polish Humanitarian Organization (PAH) announced it will provide aid to victims of the conflict on South Ossetia by collecting donations. Meanwhile, around 100 protestors gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Warsaw,...
  • Ward Churchill is baaaaack!

    06/05/2008 12:27:56 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 24 replies · 195+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 4, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Ward Churchill is baaaaack! by: Deborah Lambert, June 05, 2008 Although Ward Churchill was finally fired by the University of Colorado, Boulder for plagiarism and dishonest scholarship rather than his 9-11 remarks, you'd never know it from his website at www.wardchurchill.net, aka the “Ward Churchill Solidarity Network,” dedicated to “Defending Academic Freedom and Political Dissent.” The site includes a petition to reinstate Ward Churchill, and a statement of support from Noam Chomsky....
  • Bush Says He's Not A Golfer In Wartime

    05/13/2008 7:28:23 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 34 replies · 57+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2008 | Dan Eggen
    President Bush said yesterday that he gave up golfing in 2003 "in solidarity" with the families of soldiers who were dying in Iraq, concluding that it was "just not worth it anymore" to play the sport in a time of war. "I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf," Bush said in a White House interview with the Politico. "I feel I owe it to the families to be as -- to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a...
  • How Obama?s church and associates link him to the International Solidarity Movement

    04/01/2008 11:27:54 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | Lee Kaplan
    ...an article has appeared on the ISM affiliated website Electronic Intifada (EI) by one of its co-founders, Ali Abunimah, in which Abumimah recounts his close past working relationship with Obama prior to the presidential campaign and how Abunimah believes Obama is merely giving lip service to the Jewish community to get elected, and that once in office he will work for the Palestinian cause. Abunimah lists himself and is mentioned in subsequent Obama articles in the mainstream press merely as a “Palestinian activist.” Abunimah insists that Obama will “come around” once elected. But Ali Abunimah is more than just some...
  • Iran's Union Heroes

    03/07/2008 6:47:48 AM PST · by nuconvert · 71+ views
    Guardian ^ | March 06, 2008
    Iran's Union Heroes March 06, 2008 The Guardian Today is Free Osanloo Action Day, which will be marked by protests worldwide to demand the release of the imprisoned Iranian trade union leaders, Mansour Osanloo and Mahmoud Salehi. Independent trade unions are banned in Iran. Only state-sponsored labour councils are permitted and, to ensure their loyalty to the state, there are restrictions on who can stand for election to these councils. They are, in effect, instruments of the state for the purpose of controlling and pacifying worker discontent. This corporatist, anti-union character of the Iranian state bears many of the hallmarks...
  • Hundreds celebrate 'Mananitas' Mass honoring Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/13/2007 4:06:02 PM PST · by Haddit · 6 replies · 199+ views
    Daily News, Los Angeles ^ | 12/12/07 | Tony Castro
    Cardinal Roger Mahony Wednesday called on Roman Catholics to stand in solidarity with immigrants as "one Church, one community, one people of God" as he celebrated the traditional "Mananitas" Mass in honor of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mahony also reaffirmed the commitment of the U.S. bishops to just and human comprehensive reform. "The raids, divisions of families, insecurity in the workplace, lack of drivers' licenses, the stigma of being label 'illegal' without rights - these are injustices faced by our immigrant community crying out for God's intervention," Mahony said in Spanish to a crowd of some...
  • Solidarity With Iran

    10/15/2007 9:13:39 PM PDT · by humint · 111+ views
    WSJ ^ | October 15, 2007; Page A23 | AKBAR ATRI
    As I write this, close friends of mine are sitting in cells of Evin prison in Iran. They are suffering from torture, solitary confinement and denial of medical care. Despite their suffering, they write and smuggle out of prison essays about the brutality of Iran's government and about how the democracy movement can stay resilient despite mounting repression. [Illustration] Here in America, where I have been living since 2005 as an exiled activist, a controversy has emerged over the Bush administration's pledge to provide $75 million in democracy and human-rights assistance to Iranians. Critics of the funding, among them some...
  • 'De-Communization' Key to Freedom, Says Human Rights Panel

    05/06/2007 10:33:11 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies · 446+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | April 25, 2007 | Cindy Drukier and Marcin Klebba
    "De-communization" is the formula for promoting freedom and human rights globally, concluded a series of panel discussions at the Human Rights in the Contemporary World conference held in Warsaw, April 20-21. The event brought together an international group of professors, politicians and activists to highlight issues relating to human rights abuses in the former Eastern Bloc countries and in the Asian dictatorships of China, Vietnam and Burma (Myanmar). The Society for the Freedom of Speech and the Paderewski Institute, both Polish non-governmental organisations promoting freedom and democracy, as well as the Germany-based International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), co-hosted the...
  • Poland's War

    12/22/2006 11:32:43 AM PST · by lizol · 1 replies · 307+ views
    smithsonianmag.com ^ | Chai Woodham
    Poland's War Remembering martial law 25 years later By Chai Woodham Last week marked the 25th anniversary of General Wojciech Jaruzelski declaring martial law in Poland. His desperate act on December 13, 1981, came in reaction to the rising tide of pro-democracy sentiment in the country, then a satellite state of the Soviet Union, and left the country in a military lockdown for more than a year. The government closed borders, banned driving, reinforced censorship and reinstated a six-day workweek. Thousands lost their jobs because they failed "verification" tests that questioned their loyalty to the regime. To commemorate those tragic...
  • Mansour Osanloo - An Iranian Lech Walesa

    12/20/2006 9:32:48 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 596+ views
    Redstate.com ^ | 20 December 2006 | By .cnI redruM
    The Death of Communism began in September of 1980, when Polish Labor Leader Lech Walesa founded Solidarnosc. It was hard for Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski to declare himself a man of the people, once the people had gone on strike. Of course Walesa won in Poland. He helped Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher reduce the Iron Curtain to recyclable scrap metal. The power of organized labor should never be denigrated or ignored. Nowhere have the forces of evil reconstituted themselves with greater pathogenic virulence than The Islamic Republic of Iran. Like Sauron of Morder, the Supreme Ayatollah...
  • Katowice celebrates 25th anniversary of Wujek Tragedy (see pictures)

    12/16/2006 10:55:30 AM PST · by lizol · 8 replies · 444+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 16.12.2006
    Katowice celebrates 25th anniversary of Wujek Tragedy 16.12.2006 Poland continues its commemorations of the 25th anniversary of the martial law. Today in Katowice President Lech Kaczynski, city authorities and local citizens commemorate the anniversary of brutal pacification of the Wujek coalmine, in which nine miners were murdered and fifty wounded. The coalmine went on strike when the martial law was introduced, on the third day of the strike it was attacked by armed police forces and the army. The president has already met widows and orphans of the murdered miners, the official part of the commemoration is scheduled for the...
  • Soldier Asks Rumsfeld Where U.S. Solidarity Has Gone

    12/11/2006 4:39:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 67 replies · 1,867+ views
    MOSUL, Iraq, Dec. 10, 2006 -- A soldier in Mosul told Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld he was worried because the American people seemed to have lost the combined will they had immediately following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The secretary, who visited Iraq to thank the troops before he steps down from office, allowed that this is true. “In the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, the American people came together and were united in their concern about our country,” he said. But in the years since, there have been no big land, sea or air battles that...