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Thai Protesters Demand Resignation of Neoliberal Prime Minister

Sarah Stuteville & Alex Stonehill | Thais especially in the anti-Thaksin movement say they fear the erosion of their still-young democracy and worry that big business's influence on their government has already led to the erosion of press freedom, a lack of transparency in government, and elections that are bought rather than won. Comparisons to U.S. President George W. Bush have been unavoidable. Other Stories by Indypendent reporter Sarah Stuteville: 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6 more...  0 Comments

Cartoon Controversy: US Left Nationalists* Join the Islamists Against Freedom

Mahmood Ketabchi | The international protests mounted by the Islamist currents had nothing to do with confronting racism and xenophobia.
While the Islamist have pulled out their swords to amputate freedom of expression and the right to blasphemy, the leftist apologists keep beating on an empty drum to convince people that the Islamists are fighting racism. Such a characterization of the Islamists campaign is only intended to create legitimacy and credibility for political Islam, a movement in which the left nationalist current in the US finds an ally against imperialism. more...  4 Comments

TRANSGENDER SOCIAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST FILES FOR ROY BLUNT'S SEAT IN CONGRESS

Patriot | On Monday March 28th Midge Potts of Springfield traveled to Jefferson City to file for Missouri's 7th District U.S. Representative in the August 8th Republican primary.

Ms. Potts, whose legal name remains Mitchell, also filed the appropriate forms with the Missouri Secretary of State's office to have have he/r name listed as Midge on the official ballot. S/he has been living fulltime as a woman for more than two years.

"Anybody could represent Southwest Missouri better than Roy Blunt," said Ms. Potts, "he has blatantly betrayed his constituents by pledging allegiance to his corporate contributors while ignoring the common people whom he was elected to represent."
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The Statement of the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company on the Supports and Solidarity of Worker

Worker Freedom | With the warm greetings to all workers organized with the international federations of trade unions who supported the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company on a day of solidarity on February 15, 2006 across the world and voiced their protests at the violations of trade union rights in Iran to the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The syndicate of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Workers is striving for numerous unresolved demands, including the realization of the following three urgent matters:
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Dems finally find an issue

Workers World | Now comes the fraudulent, bogus issue of the ports. Suddenly New York senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton are agreeing with Republicans Bill Frist and Dennis Hastert that a deal made by the Bush administration allowing a company from the United Arab Emirates to manage six U.S. ports is a horrendous threat to “national security.” more...  0 Comments

International Women’s Day

Workers World | Women have an especially large stake in fighting for a society where the ownership of the wealth and resources is taken out of the hands of the few and shared by all.

In this struggle, working-class women will be leaders of the multi-national force—African American, Latino, Asian and Native—that can break politically with the capitalist parties and fight for a total overhaul of society. more...  0 Comments

From Mumia Abu-Jamal on death row Free Leonard Peltier!

Mumia Abu-Jamal | Many Peltier supporters put their trust in a politician named Bill Clinton, who told them that when he got elected he “wouldn’t forget” about the popular Native American leader.

Their trust (like that of so many others) was betrayed once Clinton gained his office, and the FBI protested. In the waning days of his presidency, he issued pardons to folks like Marc Rich, and other wealthy campaign contributors. Leonard Peltier was left in his chains! more...  1 Comments

Anti-women bigots go on rampage

Sue Davis | But reproductive rights aren’t related merely to sexuality, though they include full rights for lesbians, bi and trans women, freedom from stereotyped gender roles, an end to sexual harassment and vio lence against women and no forced sterilization. Reproductive rights are a constellation of social, economic and cultural conditions that allow every woman to make informed decisions about her life.

It’s really a program for women’s right to control their lives—a platform of demands needed for women’s liberation. more...  2 Comments

Protesters in Papua blockade Freeport mine

Anne | West Papuans have blockaded the Freeport Gold Mine for several days now. Here are some reports .... more...  0 Comments

RAN Day of Action against GUNNS logging- protect our rights to protest!

Jeremy | Rainforest Action Network and our allies are organizing an international DAY OF ACTION on MARCH 6th to help save some of the world’s most incredible temperate rainforests and to protest against the terrible “GUNNS 20” lawsuit targeting our fellow activists in Australia. more...  0 Comments

LONG LIVE THE MEMORY OF THE PARIS COMMUNE

MARKIN | MARCH 18, 2006 MARKS THE 135TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HEROIC PARIS COMMUNE. AS WE HONOR THE EVENT LET US DRAW THE LESSONS OF THAT STRUGGLE FOR TODAY' WORK more...  8 Comments

NY Prosecutor Attends White Supremacist Meeting

@nti-racist | According to the Washington Post, Regan attened a conference organized by the New Century Foundation, labeled by the Souther Poverty Law Center a "hate group. more...  6 Comments

PACK THE HEARING ROOM STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 6TH! STAND WITH IWW BARISTAS AND AGAINST STARBUCKS UNION-BUSTING!

Worker Freedom | PACK THE HEARING ROOM STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 6TH! STAND WITH IWW BARISTAS AND AGAINST STARBUCKS UNION-BUSTING!
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International Women's Day 06- Solidarity with 'Great Walk against Anti-women Laws in Iran's Islamic Republic'

iwdsolidairty2006nyc | Stand in unity and solidarity with the "Great Walk Against Anti Women Laws in Iran's Islamic Republic" in Europe!

In New York on International Women's Day, March 8, we will bring together a multinational gathering of women, men and young people in solidarity with the Great Walk in Europe.

A future of Islamic Fundamentalism vs. the Bush regime's "McCrusades" is a brutal disaster for the world's women and people, and we cannot and will not accept it. Support those risking their lives to oppose barbaric Islamic fundamentalist laws and practices against women -- be part of bringing forward movements of women and people the world over to reject both deadly and crushing ruling orders, instead fighting for relations of equality between women and men, and against domination and plunder of the world's nations and countries by a handful of imperialist powers.

To those who still wonder whether George Bush and his regime can deliver some kind of liberation to the women and people of the Middle East or any corner of the globe -- as one of the Great Walk statements says: "The American government has declared that it seeks to liberate the women of the Middle East from the yoke of Islamic fundamentalism. This is a ridiculous claim that makes a mockery of real liberation and is an insult to the women of the Middle East. The march of events in Afghanistan and Iraq should have helped those who were taken in by these self-styled liberators of Middle Eastern women to realize how badly they were fooled. If anyone still believes that George Bush and his ilk are liberators of women, please talk to American women fighting to prevent him from taking away their right to abortion as well as against the efforts of the Christian fascists to dominate every aspect of the lives of women in the U.S. What George Bush is taking away from the women in the USA he will not deliver to women in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or any other country."

Join with us in supporting the Great Walk in Europe. As their material states: "In this rally there is a place for all freedom-loving women and men, all political and progressive and revolutionary forces, who want equality between men and women in every aspect of life, a place for all those who oppose gender discrimination in any form." And: "Celebrate 8 March 2006 with us and help us to build the independent ranks of women against U.S. imperialism as well as the reactionary states governing these countries."

Wed, March 8th, 2006
March: 5:00 PM Starts at 83rd and Roosevelt Ave.
(7 train to 82st St.)
Rally: 6:30 PM 73th Street and Broadway
(7, E, F, R, G trains to 74th St/ Roosevelt)



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Rent Stabilization (Repeal ) - Friday City Hall

renter | big hearing Friday at City Hall, Manhattan more...  3 Comments

REPEAL of RENT STABILIZATION LAW?

renter | Hugely important hearing in Manhattan this FRIDAY more...  0 Comments

Puerto Rico: Stirring up trouble, Stirring up freedom

Juan Antonio Ocasio Rivera | Former Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick claims everything in Puerto Rico is just fine and that efforts to address it political status problems are efforts to stir up trouble, likening the recent White House report on its status to Fidel Castro's position on Puerto Rico 25 years ago. No doubt she has no clue about Puerto Rico's problems, including recent FBI raids and the FBI's assassination of Machetero leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios. Congress is also considering a new bill but it also is doomed to failure. more...  0 Comments

DU Contaminates Europe - Halliburton Hid Evidence

Leuren Moret/CCNWON | Death in the Air more...  0 Comments

Austria, Hitler and Howard’s Australia

nano | Pauline Hanson recently announced on news radio that her political views have been “vindicated”; she cited the overt racist attitudes of John Howard and Peter Costello as proof of her claim. Who could deny it? Hanson’s imprisonment on trumped-up charges was an act of political assassination instigated by Howard but executed by his then errand boy, Tony Abbott. Hanson’s trial and subsequent imprisonment effectively eliminated her and her party from the Australian political landscape; mainstream racist ideology was re-established in its rightful home, the white Australian conservative ultra-right Liberal Party of Howard! The world watches Australia take a giant leap backwards as Howard continues to divide the nation. more...  0 Comments

Justice for Katrina/Rita Survivors!

suzaka | Join the NY Solidarity Coalition for Katrina/Rita Survivors more...  0 Comments

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