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Action Alerts

This is a platform for activists to spread the word on political actions, online petitions, rallies, marches, seminars, symposium etc . Send in your reports and pictures to editor@countercurrents.org with the word " Action Alert" in the subject line.

01 September, 2012

Action Alert: Water Reaches Up To Chin Level Of Omkareshwar
And Indira Sagar DamOustees

By Narmada Bachao Andolan

Oustees Of Omkareshwar And Indira Sagar Dam fighting for their rights and life need your support Oustees standing in dam water for last 7 days

21 April, 2012

Bathani Tola Acquittal: Political Complicity And Issues of Justice
In Feudal And Communal Massacres

By CPI(ML) Liberation

A convention is organized by CPI(ML) Liberation in Delhi on 23rd April to protest the acquittal of 23 accused in the Bathani Tola Massacre case. On 11 July 1996, a private army of upper caste landlords (Ranveer Sena) brutally massacred 8 children, 12 women, and 1 man in the hamlet of Bathani Tola of Bhojpur (Bihar), most of whom were dalit and Muslim landless poor

16 March, 2012

Protest Murder of Bhaiyyaram Yadav
Press Release

CPI(ML)’s Rohtas (Bihar) District Secretary Shot Dead by BJP-JD(U)- Backed Feudal Criminals. Protest meeting on 17 March 11 AM, at Jantar Mantar , New Delhi

29 February, 2012

Express Your Solidarity With Theresa Cusimano

Our friend Theresa Cusimano is serving a six month prison sentence in an Alabama county jail, for crossing the line onto Fort Benning, Georgia, to speak out against unjust U.S. foreign policy and the continued existence of the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC). Would you be able to send her a letter, to let her know that she is not alone, and that we are keeping up the resistance on the outside while she is incarcerated? Thank you! Theresa needs to feel our support right now

23 January, 2012

Seminar And Workshops of " Coalition Against
Work-Career-Representation and Civilization in South Asia"

Seminar and Workshops of " Coalition Against Work-Career-Representation and Civilization in South Asia" with John Zerzan thinker and philosopher from USA at different places in India .

24 April, 2011

Investigate War Crimes In Sri Lanka
Petition Campaign

Please sign the petition

Petition Campaign Against False Allegations

The recent false allegations by several politicians against Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court Shri Shanti Bhushan and eminent Lawyer Shri Prashant Bhushan shows the level of panic and consternation that has spread among the corrupt elements in the corporate and the political class, at the widespread public anger which has erupted against corruption

25 October, 2010

Scrap The POSCO Project

Sign The Petition

08 October, 2010

Jazza Music Festival
By Gilad Atzmon

Jazza Music Festival 12 & 13 October 2010 @ THE SCALA 275 Pentonville Road, London

05 October, 2010

Asian People's Solidarity For Palestine Announces
The Asia To Gaza Solidarity Caravan

500 civil resisters from 17 Asian countries will join the caravan from India and march through 18 Asian cities of Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey to break the siege of Gaza through the sea route in December 2010

08 September, 2010

An Appeal From Bill McKibben

350.org is taking solar back to the White House. Literally. We're hauling solar panels to Washington DC and inviting President Obama to join the world on 10/10/10. But President Obama needs to know that he won't be alone on 10/10/10, so start or join an event today

25 August, 2010

UID Meeting In Delhi On 25th August

This meeting is organised to discuss UID's lack of a feasibility study, huge cost, legality and real danger of abuse. Hence, we invite you to come for a public discussion where people from many diverse groups will express their viewpoints on the subject on - 25th August 2010 from 10.00 am to 6.00 p.m. at the Constitution Club Auditorium, Rafi Marg, New Delhi

23 August, 2010

Tribunal On Kandhamal Opens In Delhi

Initial Testimonies highlight abject failure of state machinery

Justice For Kandhamal: National Day Of Protest, August 25, 2010


“Kashmiri Bachao Andholan” Prtest March In Mumbai

Prtest March In Mumbai Churchgate Station (East), Footpath, Mumbai / 5.00 to 6.00pm / 25th August, 2010

20 August, 2010

India To Gaza Peace Convoy Announced
By India Palestine People's Solidarity Forum

This convoy will leave from New Delhi mid-September and will travel across Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and ultimately through the Rafah Crossing into Gaza-Palestine. The Asian convoy will be joined by delegations and vehicles in each of the nine countries through which it passes

National People's Tribunal on Kandhamal

National People's Tribunal on Kandhamal will be held in New Delhi on 22 nd , 23 rd and 24 th August, 2010 Venue: Speaker's Hall, the Constitution Club, New Delhi

19 August, 2010

Stand Together In Climate Disasters
By Bill McKibben

The recent floods in Pakistan have displaced 20 million people, and nearly a fifth of the country is literally underwater. The scale of the suffering is difficult to fathom--and though relief efforts are underway, reports from the ground indicate that the response has been far too small and slow to provide the level of relief needed.  That's why we hope you'll take a moment to send some money off to the relief agencies and local groups dealing with the recent climate disasters

Observe 20 August As National Day Of Solidarity With Kashmir People

Four fighting left parties – the CPI(ML) Liberation, the CPM Punjab, the Lal Nishan Party (Leninist) Maharashtra and the Left Coordination Committee Kerala – launched an All India Left Coordination (AILC). As resolved at the Convention, the AILC will observe a National Day of Solidarity with Kashmiri People on 20 August 2010.

The Fire of Resistance VS Nuclear Weapons
By Eileen Fleming

On Monday morning, August 16th, 14 nonviolent peace activists were arrested after blocking a Caterpillar truck on the site of a proposed WMD Facility in Kansas City, Missouri

Invitation To Join 350 EARTH: A Global Satellite Art Project
By Bill McKibben

We need help from artists. We need them to help with an artwork bigger than humans have ever built before, the first global-scale group show. It's going to be slightly wild, and very beautiful. On Nov. 27 (the opening weekend of the next big U.N. climate conference, in Cancun, Mexico), in 20 places around the world, we'll be gathering huge numbers of people -- thousands at a time. Some will be in deserts, some on snowfields, some wading out into warm lagoons -- anyplace with a good background. They will use their bodies to make giant images. And our good friends at Digital Globe Satellite will take their pictures from outer space

18 August, 2010


Please forward to everyone you know. Ask them to help fund our Kiwi Team and their aid and vehicles for Gaza.....

16 August, 2010

Online Exhibition On Kandamal By Dalit Artists
By Orissa Concerns

Dalit artists, Shashi Memuri and Venkatesh have completed a series of paintings and sketches for an exhibition on the situation in Kandhamal after visiting more than 50 villages in the area recently. These can be downloaded and print outs can be taken in A/3 size

A Report On Anti- Operation Green Hunt Protest
In New York On August 13, 2010

By Sanhati

Sanhati (www.sanhati.com), a forum for solidarity with peoples’ struggles in India, successfully organized a protest demonstration in front of the Indian Consulate in NYC on August 13 against Operation Green Hunt to coincide with India’s independence day on 15th August

12 August, 2010

Prtest Against “Operation Green Hunt” In New York

Sanhati, and other organizations and individuals, are organizing a protest against the Indian government's insidious war, named “Operation Green Hunt,” which has been unleashed on the adivasi/tribal inhabitants of the forested regions of East-Central India at the Indian Consulate in New York City (3 East 64th Street) on August 13 at 11 a.m

11 August, 2010

No More Kandhamal – Stop Communal Violence

Nationwide Protest on August 25, 2010

Senior Citizens To Observe 16th August 2010 As Black Day 

Senior Citizens all over India are going to observe 16th August 2010 as Black Day against continous neglect by central and state goverments

10 August, 2010

Murderous Dow-Carbide, Quit India

Mass Gherao, In front of Dow Chemicals office, Guindy , Chennai on August 15, 2010

Please Donate To Kia Ora Gaza

Make financial sacrifices over the next month to send our Kiwi Team to Gaza. Our team is depending on the generosity of people like you

06 August, 2010

Jammu Candle Light Procession

Several groups, organisations and individuals are getting together under the banner of Jammu Citizens for Democratic Rights to take out a candle light procession in Jammu on 7th August, Saturday, 7.00 P.M starting from Press Club against bloodshed in Kashmir and to condole the deaths of youth and children in the last two months

26 July, 2010

Stop The Funding for the Afghan War--Call your Congressperson today!

U.S. intervention in Afghanistan is facing increasing challenge, and this week's dramatic Wikileaks revelations -- the biggest U.S. war expose since Dan Ellsberg's Pentagon papers -- make it all the more difficult for Congress to keep funding this horrific war. It is an important moment for all of us who want immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to raise our voices

24 July, 2010

Bad Aroma: Off-Off-Broadway BDS Musical

On July 11, 2010, members of Adalah-NY, the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, and other members of the New York community participated in a tour of companies profiting from and financially enabling the Israeli occupation and repression of the West Bank and Gaza Strip

23 July, 2010

The best way to solve the climate crisis?
By 350.org

There actually is one silver bullet to solving the climate crisis, and it's not solar power. It's people power

Divestment Movement Breakthrough

Please sign the TIAA-CREF petition to divest from Israel

21 July, 2010


A Long March for Peace and Justice: Kolkatta to Lalgarh , August 9 th to 15 th, 2010

Ban The RSS

Appeal for an immediate ban on the RSS and all its front organisations and wings

Please Endorse Appeal : The Palestinian People Must Live!

We solemnly call on all those who hold firm to democratic freedoms, human rights and human civilisation to unite with us and say: The Palestinian people must live!

15 July, 2010

FAXES, Persistence And Mordechai Vanunu
By Eileen Fleming

Do Something to help free Mordechai Vanunu

13 July, 2010

End Discrimination Against Dalit Students
Petition Campaign

Please Sign petition to End Discrimination against dalit students in universities and educational institutions

11 July, 2010

Interview with Stuff on Kia Ora Gaza

Adrian Hatwell of Fairfax Media's net outlet Stuff has interviewed Grant Morgan, co-organiser of Kia Ora Gaza. Kia Ora Gaza was launched some days ago to send Kiwi aid and volunteers to join the international land and sea convoys to Gaza this September

10 July, 2010

Free Our Friends! Community Update
On G20 Detainees

By Direct Support Committees of G20 detainees

At the time of writing (July 9), four have been released with stringent bail conditions including house arrest; one was denied bail; and others are awaiting bail hearings over the next 1-2 weeks

09 July, 2010

Tell World Leaders to Go Solar!
By Bill McKibben

Our leaders should have a chance to get personally involved too, which is why we're today launching a special campaign aimed just at them. Each one has a roof over their heads--in India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan; in Mexico they call it Los Pinos, and in Washington it's the White House. Those roofs need solar panels--and we hope they'll go up on October 10, just as around the world people are taking practical action in their own communities

08 July, 2010

Root against the Dutch National Team in sympathy with
the Victims at Srebrenica

The Dutch National Team will be playing for the World Cup upon the fifteenth anniversary of the genocidal massacre at Srebrenica for which the Dutch National Government is jointly and severally responsible under international law

03 July, 2010

Bite Club of KC

Bite Club of KC, the now defunct group, RAGE, and our Animal Rights allies around the world have launched a new initiative in our battle against specieism. Portraying the triple evils of puppy mills, factory farming, and vivisection, our billboard (which faces west on the north side of I-670 just west of downtown Kansas City, MO and receives over 50,000 views per day) directs passers-by to Google search “Bite Club of KC.”

29 June, 2010

Petition Against Repression in Thailand

This appeal has two simple aims: kick-starting solidarity on the international level, and calling for the Thai regime to stop the repression against the Red Shirts, and to respect fundamental freedoms

Punjab Launches 'Democratic Front Against Operation Green Hunt'

In order to express their opposition to the brutal Operation Green Hunt, many intellectuals in Punjab have formed a 'DEMOCRATIC FRONT AGAINST OPERATION GREEN HUNT' under the convenership and patronage of noted peoples' dramatist Sh. Gursharan Singh, Dr. Parminder Singh, Dr. A.K.Maleri & Master Yash Pal

Queer Pride Keralam On 2nd July

Keralam is celebrating its first Queer Pride at Thrissur on July 2nd. Queer Pride is celebrated around the world by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their supporters. Queer Pride is a celebration. It is about loving who we are, whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, hijra or straight and affirming every-one's right to be respected

27 June, 2010

Protect The Olive Ridley Turtles

18,000 people have already written to Minister Jairam Ramesh asking him to protect India’s coasts. Over 300 ports are proposed across India's coastline, of which over 200 have been notified. Many of these projects are located in and around mangroves, breeding grounds of marine turtles, other vulnerable marine species and habitats

Online Petition Against Discrimination Of
Dalit Students In Indian Universities

Please sign and make this campaign a success

26 June, 2010

Human Chain Against Human Rights Violations In Gujarat

Local police has denied permission for rally and demonstration hence the committee has decided to hold a human chain on Sardar Bridge following the program organized at Narottam Zaveri hall on 30th June at Ahmedabad

25 June, 2010

Petition: A World United for the Freedom of Humanity…
Freedom of Palestine

By Mohamed Khodr

I urge all worldwide citizens who read this petition to please consider signing it to provide a voice for the voiceless Palestinians and to disseminate it as widely as possible urging others to do the same

The Arab Flotilla To Gaza, Now Scheduled For
Wednesday, June 30

By Franklin P. Lamb

Twenty-two American citizens will be among the more than two hundred persons who will be sailing aboard the Arab flotilla to Gaza, now scheduled for Wednesday, June 30. The flotilla of Arab ships are hoping to break the blockade on Gaza, despite the harsh Israeli reaction to an earlier flotilla from Turkey and other Mediterranean states killing nine peace activists, causing an international incident


24 June, 2010

Swedish Dockworkers Boycott Israeli Ships
By Asociated Press

Some 1,5000 members of Swedish Port Workers Union impose boycott in all country's ports which handle 95% of foreign trade to protest Israel's raid on Gaza-bound flotilla, which included several Swedish nationals

22 June, 2010

History Made June 20th in San Francisco–
Dockworkers Refuse to Cross Picket Line
to Unload Israeli Cargo ship in Oakland

Hundreds of demonstrators, gathering at the Port of Oakland before dawn, prevented the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship. The demonstrators, demanding an end to Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, picketed at Berth 58, where a ship from Israel’s Zim shipping line is scheduled to dock later today. The day shift of longshoremen agreed not to cross the picket line

Sign Petition on POSCO

Sign the following peitition by visiting: http://www.petitiononline.com/p210610/petition-sign.html b) Forward this petition to other groups and individuals c) If you represent an organization who wants to endorse this petition, please email Mining Zone People's Solidarity Group at  mzpsg.india@gmail.com

19 June, 2010

Protest Against Crackdown On Anti-POSCO demonstrators

A protest demonstration was held on May 25th infront of POSCO headquarter in Seoul, Korea

11 June, 2010

Take Action : Protest Killing of Peace Activists and Illegal Gaza Blockade
By United-church.ca

Ask the Canadian government to a) press for an end to the 3-year blockade of Gaza by the State of Israel; b) support a UN-mandated independent inquiry on the attack on the Freedom Flotilla

10 June, 2010

Memorial Service For Those Killed On The Gaza Aid Flotilla
By Rabbi Michael Lerner

I hope you will now understand that our activity on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Lafayette Park is not anti-Israel but for a new conception of what Israel or at least what the Jewish people stand for in the world: peace, justice, kindness, generosity, love and healing

World Cup Campaign: End Apartheid of Israel in Palestine
By Palestinian Return Centre

With the world focused on the 2010 world cup in symbolic South Africa the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) is calling on the world community to remember the ongoing struggle against apartheid and siege in Palestine

09 June, 2010

PEACE ACTION letter calling for investigation of
Israel's Attack on Freedom Flotilla

PEACE ACTION letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling for investigation of Israel's Attack on Freedom Flotilla humanitarian aid ships to Gaza.

Symposium on Chemtrails

On Saturday 29 th of May the Belgian Belfort-group organised in Ghent an international symposion on the subject : The illegal spraying of harmful substances in the atmosphere by airplanes also known as ‘chemtrails'

Yarra Valley Climate Action Group: World Environment Day Message
By Dr Gideon Polya

The Melbourne-based Yarra Valley Climate Action Group, Australia, was heavily involved in World Environment Day (5 June 2010) with a continuing, week-long local library display, a demonstration outside the local Federal Labor MP electoral office and through wide public distribution environmental posters

07 June, 2010

George Galloway announces new convoys to break the siege of Gaza

Viva Palestina ( http://www.vivapalestina.org/ ) founder George Galloway, speaking to a crowd of around 20,000 protesting outside the Israeli embassy in London, revealed the latest plan to bring about the end of the siege on Gaza. Two simultaneous convoys – one by land the other by sea – will set forth on SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER bound for Gaza. Viva Palestina, the International Committee to break the Siege on Gaza and any allies who will join us will organize the two convoys

Jewish Flotilla To Break Gaza Siege
By Aviel Magnezi

German Jewish group prepares flotilla to protest Israel's blockade on Gaza. 'Activists frightened, but not by Hamas,' member of organization says The German-Jewish organization Jewish Voice for Peace in the Middle East is preparing a Jewish flotilla to the Gaza Strip. "We intend to leave around July," a member of the organization, Kate Leitrer said. "We have one small craft so far, in which there will be between 12 and 16 people, mostly Jews.

Sonia Gandhi endorses campaign Reservation Express

Delhi, 7th June 2010: Sixty members of campaign Reservation Express met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her 10, Janpath residence this morning. In the brief meeting, Mrs. Gandhi endorsed their demand of the passage of 33 per cent Women’s Reservation Bill in its current form in the upcoming monsoon session

Jews to Hold Memorial Service for Those Killed in Gaza Aid Flotilla

Rabbi Michael Lerner and Rabbi Arthur Waskow will conduct healing prayers in the Jewish tradition for those hurt or wounded, and a traditional Jewish memorial service for those killed when Israeli troops assaulted a flotilla of ships bringing aid to Gaza last Monday

Breaking the Siege of Gaza! Featuring:
Flotilla Massacre Eyewitness 

Socialism 2010: Ideas for Changing the World Chicago , June 17–20 Oakland, CA, July 1–4

Ideas for Changing the World

Socialism 2010—to be held in both Chicago and Oakland—will provide an unparalleled opportunity for new and veteran activists and scholars to explore questions about how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it

Petition Campaign: End Discrimination against dalit students

Please Sign petition to End Discrimination against dalit students in universities and educational institutions