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12/6 House Dem-Repubs vote 368 to 31 against Mumia Abu-Jamal

+ | On December 6, 2006, the Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives put it on the record that they are one party in supporting the murder of Mumia Abu-Jamal by voting 368 to 31 to condemn the decision of St. Denis, France to name a street after Mumia Abu-Jamal. This is clearly a political frame-up of national and international stature as the murderer, Arnold Beverly, has confessed to killing Officer Faulkner, a whistleblower of police corruption on the Philadelphia police force 25 years ago, December 9, 1981. more...  0 Comments

The Death of Jeane Kirkpatrick

Glad Tidings and Good Cheer | The American political scene, in its more than 200 years plus history, has seen (and been filled) with more than its share of political harpies; Jeane Kirkpatrick is one such example. more...  0 Comments

What does the reelection of Chávez mean?

Milton D'León | The Youth of the Revolutionary Left (JIR) waged a determined struggle
to run an independent working class candidate in these elections, a
campaign that would have been feasible. But we faced the obstacle of the
very same people who had every chance to do carry this out, principally
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El Puente Campaign Garners Victory, But More Work Looms

T. Dohery | ***The Organizing Meeting on December 9th is cancelled and the Rally on December 12th is postponed.***
After eight weeks of hard work, and nearly 5,000 petition signatures sent to Mayor Bloomberg, our Campaign for Justice has yielded a victory on our demand to move the El Puente Academy for Peace & Justice to a temporary home at Boricua College. Additionally, DOE sources indicate they are close to finalizing another demand to secure a permanent building for the Academy. more...  0 Comments

Urgent Call for court solidarity - Cindy Sheehan & friends in court December 11 for UN Mission Trespass

absinthe | Medea Benjamin, Cindy Sheehan, Patty Ackerman and Missy Beattie have been in court all week stemming from their arrests outside the U.S. Mission to the U.N. last March on International Women’s Day. The courts have been lacking supporters so I looked here & saw no call for court solidarity for these great women. Surely we can pack the courts, can't we? Here's an article about it when the trial started: more...  0 Comments

Mumia Is an Innocent Man--Free Him Now! Down with U.S. House of Representatives' Attack on Mumia Abu-Jamal!

Partisan Defense Committee | The Partisan Defense Committee denounces the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote on December 6 which attacked the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis for naming a street in honor of death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The resolution, which passed 368 to 31 with support from both Republicans and Democrats, repeats the prosecution’s frame-up lies against Mumia. This resolution seeks to pave the way for the legal lynching of an innocent man! more...  0 Comments


Emil Kuzmanov | In Bulgaria, a long time ago the missing practice of legal cat & dog control is replaced by criminal collection and abuse of the great number of healthy animals. Their mass breeding stays encouraged by authorities. more...  0 Comments

UPRISING RADIO: interview on Mumia Abu-Jamal after 25 years

Hans Bennett | Uprising Radio: 25th anniversary of Mumia’s Arrest
GUEST: Hans Bennett, Philadelphia based photo-journalist who has been documenting the free-Mumia movement. View his new series on Mumia published in the weeks leading up to December 9:
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Socialist International Commission for a Sustainable World Society

Socialist International | Momentous changes in the world over the last two decades have increased opportunities to advance the cause of freedom, democracy and human rights. Despite expectations however, the much-needed global institutions required at this time of change to overcome conflict and redress social divisions and inequality have not yet emerged.

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Images: Rally for Daniel McGowan

fred askew | Photographs from the Green Scare Rally in Foley Square NYC more...  0 Comments

NYCLU educates activist groups about filing FOIA requests | If you’re a member of any progressive, pacifist, peace, or radical organizations I recommend you get in touch with the NYCLU and see if they’ll help your organization keep an eye on what the FBI thinks of said organization. more...  0 Comments

Oaxaca: A Portrait of Rebellion -- with Barucha Calamity Peller & Friends

Friend of Brad Will | What: Oaxaca report-back presentation + discussion
Where: 16 beaver st. 4th floor (directions below)
When: 8pm, Monday December 11 more...  1 Comments


block the empire | At least 100 anti-war protesters gathered in
the freezing rain this past Friday for a "manif-action" against war and
Canadian imperialism. The action was organized by the Comité des
sans-emploi-Montreal Centre -- an anti-poverty group -- and was supported by
Block the Empire-Montreal, an anti-war, anti-imperialist direct action
collective. more...  0 Comments

Abu-Jamal Case at Third Circuit as Prosecutor Admits He Had No "True Defense"

Dave Lindorff | The Philly Journalist and former Black Panther's appeal to the Third Circuit offers three shots at a new trial, but also raises the threat of a restoration of his death sentence. Meanwhile, his original prosecutor concedes that he never had a "true defense" and suggests he could have been convicted on a lesser charge than first-degree murder.
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Mexican federal officials to investigate American filmmaker's death

By Jay Root, McClatchy Newspapers | OAXACA, Mexico - Amid pressure from U.S. diplomats and family members of slain filmmaker Brad Will, federal prosecutors in Mexico are taking over the investigation into the American's death in Oaxaca, the state's governor told McClatchy Newspapers. more...  3 Comments

Report-back from the First Puerto Rico Social Forum

NYC Delegation Steering Committee | The First Puerto Rico Social Forum was a great success! Now it's time to start building a delegation towards the next one, and to mobilize our community towards the upcoming U.S. Social Forum. Come hear the NYC Delegations' experiences and evaluation of the PRSF, and make sure to spread the word far and wide!
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The End of the Bush Dynasty

Stephen Lendman | How George Bush hastened the demise of the Bush family political dynasty. more...  0 Comments

Health Department Abandons Proposed Change to Transgender Birth Certificates

kaitlyn tikkun | The NYC Board of Health killed a proposal to allow transgender New Yorkers to change the gender designation on their birth certificate without undergoing gender confirming surgery. The proposal was widely hailed by the transgender community as a groundbreaking recognition of transgender people and garnered worldwide attention. more...  3 Comments

6pm at Swayduck Auditorium of The New School
65 5th Avenue
YOU MUST HAVE AN I.D. TO ENTER! more...  0 Comments

Mr. President Luís Inácio Lula Da Silva,

Augusto César Revoredo. | Brazilian entrepreneurs, workers and unemployeds, we need workmanships, projects and initiatives that multiply chances, wages, jobs and businesses, and this will not happen in desirable speed while the Union to spend, as in the year of 2006, 490 billion Reals (U.S.$, 00) with a presumpted financing of the internal debt next to bankers, that not only is unnecessary (as the proper numbers demonstrate), as it drains all the capacity of investment of the Brazilian society.
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