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May 1 "A Day Without Immigrant" Strike/Boycott: Over 100 events at 60+ cities!

Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network | As of April 24th, we have over 100 events at 60+ cities for the May 1st mobilization listed at our calendar! more...  0 Comments

PHOTOS: Roger Toussaint Goes to Jail

Andrew Stern | Toussaint began serving a 10 day sentence for his part in leading a walkout that stopped city transit in New York City. The walkout brought the city to a halt just before Christmas last year and violated a state law banning strikes by public employees. He was accompanied to jail by thousands of supporters in a walk from the Brooklyn Supreme Court across the Brooklyn Bridge. more...  1 Comments

Guest Speaker Presentation @ Time's Up! BEYOND BORDERS: Solidarity in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

bike ninja | "BEYOND BORDERS: Solidarity in the Occupied Palestinian Territories"
Guest Speaker Presentation
"Solidarity Palestine" Short Film
@ the Time's Up Space: 49 E. Houston St. (btwn Mott & Mulberry)
Short film by local filmmaker & 2 gust speakers more...  2 Comments

La globalización ciudadana ya

Carlos Ortiz de Zárate Denis | Este artículo trata de mostrar a los dirigentes locales el interés que pueden tener en la promoción de proyectos ciudadanos de desarrollo local limpio y solidario de sus territorios, puesto que el partenariado que ofrece el mismo tiene ya efectos y tiene potenciales de lograr avances en una globalización ciudadana que promocione los respectivos proyectos locales. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio:Mets Giveaway;Toussaint to Jail for Defending Workers Rights; U. Of Miami Hunger Strike

Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, April 24, 2006, 7-8 pm EST,over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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Macho Men and State Capitalism - Is Another World Possible?

Hanna Dahlstrom | * Latin America is boiling with revolutionary potential these days that could redefine economics, politics and social relations. But sometimos things aren't always as they seem. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is widely seen to be at the center of Latin America's transformation by building a regional trade bloc through the creation of ALBA and Venezuela's membership in Mercosur to oppose U.S. dominance and its constant push for free trade agreements with Latin American governments. more...  0 Comments

"The War is Bad for the Economy": Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz | Information channels into the White House were distorted. Bush wanted only certain information and that's mostly what they supplied him with.. The whole world spends $50 billion a year on foreign aid. So what we're talking about is multiplying the foreign aid budget 20-fold. Wouldn't you say this could do much for peace and stability and security? more...  1 Comments

The Contradictions are our Hope

Alexis J. Passadakis | Multilateral trade agreements-like the WTO-are not per se something good, especially when they only codify the rules of the rich. Bilateral and multilateral agreements must be measured by social rights. Until trade policy changes, massive changes of social hierarchies of power are necessary. more...  0 Comments

The Bee's are Coming!

New School D(A)NCE | Thurs, April 27th, 6-9pm
65 Fifth Ave, Room 201
New School D (A) N C E more...  0 Comments

Brooklyn warehouse workers winning with direct action

Worker Freedom | On March 20 at 5:30 a.m. workers at Amersino, a produce distribution warehouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., met in a deli to sign IWW membership cards and prepare to stand up to an abusive boss. On that chilly Monday morning close to 20 Latino workers along with a diverse IWW contingent - including workers from Handyfat, Starbucks and Mayday books - marched on the boss demanding the immediate reinstatement of fired workers, an end to violations of minimum wage and overtime laws, and respect from the boss.
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New York fines transit union $2.5 million, jails leader

Worker Freedom | A state supreme court judge has ordered New York Transit Workers Union Local 100 to pay the state a $2.5 million fine, revoked the union's right to collect dues from workers' pay checks, and sentenced President Roger Toussaint to 10 days in jail and a $1,000 fine for refusing a court order to cancel the December mass transit strike. Subway and bus workers have also been docked several days' pay for joining the strike. more...  0 Comments

TONIGHT: THE FUTURE OF FOOD screening

nawonyourbones@gmail.com | THE FUTURE OF FOOD (formerly shown, sold out, at Film Forum) will be hosted by Times-up.org, this Thursday April 20th, at 8pm in downtown NYC, 49 E. Houston St. (between Mott and Mulberry)
The film will start promptly at 8pm and will be followed by a discussion, Q&A, and vegan organic refreshments kindly donated by Candle Cafe and Angelica's Kitchen!

Times-Up is an all volunteer run direct action environmental non-profit that holds many free events throughout the year. The screening itself is of course free, and as always donations are gladly accepted. more...  0 Comments

Lucerne, Switzerland Becomes a GATS-Free Community

Viktor Ruegg | Over 80 communities in Switzerland including the three most populous cities have insisted on stopping GATS-liberalization for social, ecological and democratic reasons.. In Europe over 1000 communities have delcared themselves GATS-free zones. more...  0 Comments

Art for a World without Borders

Canek | Visual Resistance would like to offer our own call. A call for artwork to promote and support the actions of May 1st. We welcome art by organizations, collectives, or individuals. Whether you are a professional graphic designer, a fine artist, or just someone with a lot of heart and passion that needs expressing, please, SEND US YOUR ART! Our hope is that this archive of imagery will help contribute to an aesthetic expression of ideas and actions against government repression of immigrant communities. more...  3 Comments

Billionaires Mindful of Midterm Elections

kaitlyn tikkun | The Billionaires for Bush wil always remember what you do for them. more...  2 Comments

A guerrilla journalist inside an Ecuadorian strike!

John Dennehy | Latacunga, Ecuador - On Monday march 13th an indigenous led strike began against any free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States in Latacunga. Tuesday the strike spread to other provinces and gained momentum. Wednesday everything would explode.

I woke up early, packed my bag and hit the street.
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A Week in the Life of Globalization

Werner Vontobel | Wages are under pressure and cost advantages need not be passed on to consumers since the multinationals have largely eliminated competition through mergers..Under the pressure of location competition, Germany has massively lowered botht he profit tax and the top income tax andnow seeks to lower the icnome of officials given the empty state treasury. more...  0 Comments

THE NEOCONS AND KATRINA - A Close Look Behind The Scenes.

Beowulf | A timeline of the Government's war against American Citizens.
A Close Look Behind The Scenes.
How To Make A City Disappear in Plain sight. more...  0 Comments

All Out to Killer Coke's Shareholder Meeting in Wilmington, DE April 19!

Solidarity | Wednesday, April 19th:
Coke Cornered in Wilmington, Delaware!

Join the international movement for justice and human rights against The Coca-Cola Company for murder, torture, pollution, theft, and union-busting throughout the world. more...  0 Comments

THE FUTURE OF FOOD screening

nawonyourbones@gmail.com | This film (formerly shown at Film Forum) will be hosted by Times-up.org, this Thursday April 20th, at 8pm in downtown NYC, 49 E. Houston St. (between Mott and Mulberry)
The film will start promptly at 8pm and will be followed by a discussion, Q&A, and vegan organic refreshments kindly donated by Candle Cafe and Angelica's Kitchen!

Times-Up is an all volunteer run direct action environmental non-profit that holds many free events throughout the year. The screening itself is of course free, and as always donations are gladly accepted.

The film itself: more info can be found at their website www.thefutureoffood.com

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