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Hundreds Protest the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York City

Ariel Tirosh | Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered outside of Governor Paterson's Manhattan office today to call on Paterson, State Senator Malcolm Smith, and other legislative leaders to repeal the 70s-era Rockefeller Drug Laws. more...  0 Comments

A Good Time for the Good Time Bill

Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan | A Good Time for the Good Time Bill: Dinner, A Movie ("Hoot") and Conversation
Friday, December 5th, 7pm
6th St Community Center
638 6th St. btwn Avenues B and C (F/V to 2nd Ave., exit 1st Ave.)
Donations Welcome!
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Larry Cox, head of Amnesty International, silent as guard assaults activist.

Ken So Wala | Larry Cox, head of Amnesty International, stood silent as a guard violently assaulted a human rights activist who asked him a question at a public gathering at the Ethical Culture Society.

The four minute Youtube video was posted at:

The activist was there to draw attention to AI's support of the Merida Initiative, aka, Plan Mexico, a military aid package that arms the Mexican army and police who are involved in the murder and arrest of activists in Oaxaca and Chiapas and the massacres in Atenco. more...  14 Comments

The Shortwave Report 11/14/08 Listen Globally!

Dan Roberts | A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia. more...  0 Comments


Healthcare-NOW | Demonstrate in NYC to demand the end of the private
health insurance industry and to call for a national
single-payer healthcare system that would guarantee
health care for all. more...  2 Comments


Artur Rodos | yesterday i had found very interesting train,
but first, to better understand settings of Balkans,
please read this articles about recent murder of
the owner owner of the National (Croatian investigative newspaper) :

then, let look at this scenario
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Police Sodomy Protest Today

lovely | Witnesses saw Mike Mineo being assaulted with his pants down by 4-5 cops in Brooklyn during the day on October 15 in the Prospect Park Subway Station for smoking a joint. He says he was raped by an officer's walkie talkie. The radio and a nightstick are being tested for DNA. Protest today, October 30th, at City Hall, 3-4 PM. more...  0 Comments

Hemispheric Conference against Militarization Says No to Merida Initiative, U.S.

Pablo | More than 800 representatives from organizations throughout the Americas made their way to the northern city of La Esperanza, Honduras to take a strong stand against the militarization of their nations and communities. Following three days of workshops, the participants read their final declaration. They called for an immediate halt to the recently launched "Merida Initiative," the Bush administration's new Trojan horse for remilitarization of the region..
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Colombia: No existen palabras frente a imágenes de la tortura deshumanizadora

Fernando Reyes | Esta mañana recibí en el foro de un Colegio de Abogados al que estoy suscrito, un video para el cual no tengo palabras ni términos que lo puedan describir more...  0 Comments

Cumbre del Narcotráfico Paraguay-Colombia

Luis Agüero Wagner | El clérigo-presidente de Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, llegará a Bogotá este domingo 28 de setiembre de 2008 para una visita de dos días en la que se entrevistará con su homólogo de Colombia, Álvaro Uribe, con quien revisará el intercambio bilateral, que ya es bastante fluido en el rubro de las drogas. more...  0 Comments

Activists Disrupt Reception for Colombian Prez to Protest Free Trade Agreement

TradeJustice NY Metro | Two activists disrupted a reception for Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez to denounce Uribe’s support for a free trade agreement between the US and Colombia. Activists shouted, “No Free Trade Agreement with Uribe’s death squad government! Over 100 union organizers have been killed in the last 2 years in Colombia! Uribe is lying about demobilizing the death squads! The free trade agreement will mean more Afro-Colombian communities displaced for oil palm plantations and more indigenous people displaced for oil pipelines!” more...  5 Comments

Plan Mexico and Plan Colombia: Sen. Dodd Blasted

Juan | We join a growing chorus of human rights activists, religious leaders and labor leaders opposing the militarization of South and Central American society under the pretext of a 'war on drugs'.

Why, after eight years of billions of dollars in resources under this false rubric, do we have 3.8 million internally displaced Colombians, greater coca production, and more human rights violations? Plan Colombia is a failure. Why is it a model for the Merida Initiative (aka Plan Mexico)? more...  4 Comments

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