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Banning Aspartame: A Common Sense Precaution

SEnator Ortiz y Pino/Dr. Betty Martini | Mission Possible Intl is taking aspartame brain tumor cases from New York and New Jersey. Today all eyes are on New Mexico where a bill to ban aspartame has been sponsored by Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino. This is based on the fact that aspartame violates adulteration and interstate commerce statutes, as well as the Delaney Amendmnt which states ou can't put anything in food that has been shown to cause cancer in animals. The voice of the people is needed. more...  0 Comments

Democrats are Reverting to Form

Dave Lindeorff | Afraid to take a stand on a single critical issue facing the nation, Democrats risk becoming irrelevant as a party. more...  5 Comments

Standards for Rembrance: Crimes Against Humanity From Ford to Saddam

Joe Nevins | Now that both Gerald Ford and Saddam Hussein are dead and buried, the question of how they will be remembered here in the United States arises. If the talk of officialdom and the mainstream media outlets thus far is any indicator-and surely it is-the U.S. collective memories of the two leaders will be diametrically opposed.
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NAACP says Mumia Abu-Jamal's trial was racist

Hans Bennett | “The blacks from the low income areas are less likely to convict. There's a resentment for law enforcement and a resentment for authority....you don't want those people on your jury, let's face it.” more...  1 Comments

Brazil: To whom belongs the future ?

Sergio Ferolla and Paulo Metri | If, due to lack of ability or for pressures of the agents of the market, a macro planning of sovereign Nation was not offered to our country, we consider, at least, a prophylactic measure, where the rounds of licitations carried through for the ANP are paralyzed, not to create greater neoliberal “passive”, that compromises the future, the security and the tranquillity of Brazilian society.
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Heinz Dieterich:"In Venezuela, Conditions for Building Socialism of the 21st Century Have Been Created"

Cristina Marcano | Dieterich: "a socialism in which the majorities have the greatest historically possible degree of decision-making power in the economic, political, cultural, and military institutions that govern their lives".
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Venezuela’s Chavez Names Vice-President, Ministers for New Term

Steven Mather | Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced yesterday that former Electoral Council president Jorge Rodríguez would replace José Vicente Rangel as his new Vice-president while Minister for Justice and the Interior Jesse Chacón is to be replaced by National Assembly Deputy Pedro Carreño.
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Business and Consumer Groups Pressure New Congress to Shift Research Funds from Oil and Nuclear to Renewable Energy

Melinda Tuhus | Business and Consumer Groups Pressure New Congress to Shift Research Funds from Oil and Nuclear to Renewable Energy~Interview with Ken Bossong, of the Sustainable Energy Network, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
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New Radio-essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal | Here are several new radio essays by black death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, including this first one about the new US Congress. Abu-Jamal's case it at a critical juncture with oral arguments expected any month. After these, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to grant Mumia a new trial. more...  0 Comments

Feedbacks and Climate Change 2006

bracewell | During the past year, scientific findings emerged that made even the most doom-laden predictions about climate change seem a little on the optimistic side.
"The main concern is that the more we look, the more positive feedbacks we find," says Olivier Boucher, a climate scientist at the Met Office. "That's not the case when it comes to negative feedbacks. There seems to be far fewer of them." more...  0 Comments

REQUEST to the Bulgarian Authorities

Emil Kuzmanov | PLEASE send the request with a short supporting statement to:


 press@president.bg,  infocenter@parliament.bg,  GIS@government.bg,  info@sofia.bg,  n.markov@prb.bg,  info@iwns.org

Cc:  pet@animalprograms.org


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Black Community Speak Out Police Abuse - Jan 11

Amadi Ajamu | Wide Spread Police Harassment and Brutality among Blacks in NYC
COMMUNITY SPEAK OUT!

Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 6pm
Calvary Baptist Church
111-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, Queens NYC

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Bungles, Ghosts and Damage Control

jack rider | The Whitehouse is in damage control over the bungled execution of Saddam Hussein. The hurried execution backfired in the worst possible way; a vanquished leader should never be allowed to continue his work from the ‘grave’. Anthropologists are familiar with appeasement rituals and ceremonies for the dead, which are common to numerous cultures. In the wake of Saddam’s bungled execution these curious rituals begin to make sense. more...  0 Comments

New Film Exposes Evangelical Hypocrisy/ Bush War Crimes

Brother Raymond | Real Christians Don't Choose War more...  3 Comments

Jericho Calls for Congressional Investigation into COINTELPRO

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! | The demand for congressional hearings on Cointelpro, critical to the
potential release of our political prisoners, has been a long-standing
one. We raised it with the Congressional Black Caucus in a meeting
the Mumia forces organized with the CBC back in 1996 or 1997, with
Nkechi Taifa chairing the meeting and the late peoples' lawyer,
Haywood Burns, participating. Pam Africa, Safiya Bukhari, Herman
Ferguson and others of us were part of that meeting.
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BOLIVIA :Visa para estadounidenses es cuestión de soberanía

Adital | Todos los estados del mundo tienen el derecho de pedir visa a los ciudadanos de cualquier otro país en el marco de los acuerdos internacionales existentes. more...  0 Comments

Come to Jan 7 Memorial Ride for Cyclists Killed in 2006

# | 2006 Bicyclist Memorial Ride, Sunday, January 7th, 2007

Some Locations: Bronx Ride: 9am: Meet@ Pelham Bay stop on the 6 train.
Queens/Brooklyn Ride: 945am: Meet @ Jamaica Center stop on the E or J trains.

Ride in honor of the bicyclists who died on the streets in 2006. These victims will not be forgotten.

Memorial Ride Video
Stories from Last Year's Memorial Ride: 1 | 2 | 3 more...  3 Comments

Bolivian Prez Sets Visa Requirement for US Citizens

Prensa Latina News Services | Bolivian President Evo Morales suppressed by decree the right of US citizens to enter this country freely, in reciprocity with a similar measure taken by the US government.
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18th Annual People's State of the State Rally In Albany

Mark Dunlea | Call for Universal Health Care, Making Work Pay, Food Policy Council. Advocates of the poor called today for Governor Spitzer to make ending hunger and poverty a priority for his administration. Speakers at the 18th annual People’s State of the State in front of the state Capitol said that poverty was a rampant problem throughout the state, particularly in upstate cities. || DMU Blog: Gov. Spitzer and Arianna Huffington more...  2 Comments

ALERT: Drop the charges against the Smoke Shop Seven!

Working Class Emancipation | Drop the charges against the Smoke Shop Seven!
Jail those responsible for the attack, from governor Carcieri on down!
Hands off the Narragansett tribe!

Working Class Emancipation calls for a DEFENSE PICKET LINE:
All day on Tuesday, January 16
at the Rhode Island fourth district court:
4800 Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield, RI (take RIPTA #66) more...  0 Comments

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