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Venezuela 2006: más represión a protestas populares

Rafael Uzcátegui | * Un integrante de la redacción de El Libertario, vocero de la Comisión de Relaciones Anarquistas de Venezuela, describe y analiza cómo y por qué se ha venido agudizando la represión estatal contra el creciente malestar social que desenmascara el discurso seudo revolucionario del chavismo. more...  0 Comments

Builidng Bridges Radio: Justice for Sean Bell March in NYC

Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | WBAI's Building Bridgs: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 29 minute radio program.

Pot Cultivation in Today’s America

barra | It’s Official, marijuana represents the USA’s most lucrative locally grown product – at $200 billion/annum, corn, wheat and potatoes are chicken feed. While U.S. borders seep various powdered imports it’s good ol’ home grown pot that makes the bankers smile. The USA is drowning in contraband and the negative social ramifications of the neo-PROHIBITION of unenlightened conservative beliefs – when will they ever learn? more...  0 Comments

Farmworkers, McDonald's, and You - Building Solidarity in NYC

FF NYC | Join us for a discussion with Marc Rodrigues of the Student/Farmworker Alliance
on the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' current campaign demanding justice and
fair wages for tomato pickers in McDonald's supply chain more...  0 Comments


AJLPP-USA | The AJLPP-USA today hailed the the Court of Appeals decision on Tuesday that junked rape convict Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith’s plea to be returned to United States custody.

The court’s Special 16th Division denied Smith’s prayer for a temporary restraining order on Makati Regional Trial Court Judge Benjamin Pozon’s decision to keep him at the Makati City Jail, noting that his petition “precisely involves a determination of the regularity of the act of respondent judge…

AJLPP is happy that the Appeals Courts decided that : “We do not share with petitioner’s view and that a grave and irreparable injury would befall him pending determination of this petition,” the court ruled. “The long and short of it is that a full-blown trial has been held with all the rights of the accused accorded to him.” more...  0 Comments

Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Friday, December 22nd

elenemigocomun | NEW YORK CITY: 4:30pm at Consulate General of Mexico
27 E. 39th Street between Park & Madison
5:30 PM we will march to Rockefeller Center
6pm Rally at Rockefeller Center
W. 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

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Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Friday, December 22nd

"For the living reappearance of the disappeared, for the freedom of the detained, for the exit of Ulises Ruiz and the federal forces from Oaxaca, for the punishment of those guilty of torture, rape and murder." - EZLN

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International solidarity mobilizations set for Dec.22

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Global Solidarity with Oaxaca

Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Friday, December 22nd

Global Indymedia Story: The people of Oaxaca take the streets again - International solidarity mobilizations set for Dec.22

In defiance of severe repression brought by federal and state authorities, hundreds of thousands of Oaxaqueños took to the streets Dec. 10 for the international day of action for Oaxaca and the Eighth Megamarch. Demanding the freedom of 138 political prisoners, live presentation of disappeared individuals, the immediate exit of federal police forces and governor Ulises Ruiz from Oaxaca, 385,000 people filled the main avenues of Oaxaca city.

Updates: APPO | Chiapas IMC | CML | Indybay | NYC IMC | El Enemigo Común

The EZLN, which has just wrapped up its national listening tour, has called for international mobilizations in solidarity with Oaxaca on Dec. 22 more...  2 Comments

World's Worst Culture of Organized Pre-Election Killing Sprees Worsens Further

Ernesto E. Barraquias Jr. | In the years and months that led to the most hotly contested national elections in the Philippines in May 2004, Ernest Barraquias Jr. and his then 8 year old nephew dependent Richswaze Barraquias suffered unimaginable horrors as virtual hostages and victims of organized crime groups that include erring high-level public officials. He now calls the world's attention to help put a stop to widespread election-related violence and bloodshed. Already, public officials are being assassinated in the midst of unsolved murders of persons known to be allied to the leftist groups or so. more...  1 Comments

Close Torture Bay

Eds | January 11, 2007 -- Citizens to target illegal Detention Centre

The world today is in no doubt as to the criminal status of the illegal detention centre of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The past three years have not only witnessed unprecedented assaults on the founding principles of the USA by the Bush regime, but also on international law and convention. The government of the USA is clearly rogue, a fact in which its officials delight. The contempt the neo-cons display for their own citizens is only exceeded by the extreme disdain they exhibit toward the international community. Each day that Guantanamo Bay remains operational is a day of unspeakable psychological horror, torture and injustice. more...  0 Comments

US Army might break Goodyear strike

Bernard Simon | A strike involving 17,000 members of the United Steelworkers union has crippled 16 Goodyear plants in the US and Canada since October 5.
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Mexican Struggles Today: Solidarity Across States and Borders

Left Turn Magazine | Reports and commentary from our featured guests to get a better understanding of the historical context and current struggles in Oaxaca, Chiapas, Mexico City, and across Mexico and the U.S. And we will have a conversation about what this means for U.S. solidarity activism today, and the progress and possibilities of building alliances and movements at local, national, and international levels among these and other campaigns and struggles. more...  2 Comments

CCNY Snitch Sergey: Leader of the ProtestWarrior 101st Fighting Keyboardists (IDF Edition)

Modern Pitung | Not too long ago, Sergey "the Snitch" Kadinsky -- the bigot whose letter to The Daily News touched off the faux-controversy over the Morales/Shakur Community and Student Center -- came by these parts (among other sites covering the controversy) to drop some linkspam for his shitty Xanga blog. Doing some research, I've found Sergey Kadinsky has amassed quite a backlog of garbage under his online pseudonym, "Mazeartist". more...  1 Comments

Queens Council: Vast majority of Afghans struggle for the "bare essentials of survival"

AfghaiBlog | The bleak forecast of the heavily censored report is at odds with recent claims by other Canadian officials

Last year’s report slammed non-governmental agencies for their "squandering of aid money"

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Dec. 17th Vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Rine | On Sunday, December 17th, sex workers and their supporters
will gather at vigils around the world to mark the annual Day to End
Violence Against Sex Workers, honoring the sex workers who died as victims
of violent crime this year, and raising the issue of violence against sex
workers to the public. more...  1 Comments

On Pinochet's Death (Poem/Song by Mitchel Cohen)

Mitchel Cohen | Written originally in prison in 1973, updated when Pinochet was put on trial .... more...  1 Comments

US Congress Votes Against Mumia

NYC Free Mumia Coalition | The stealth vote in the House of Representatives denouncing
Saint-Denis for naming a street in honor of Mumia, introduced by
suspending the usual congressional process of going through the
Judiciary Committee and limiting debate, will not go to the Senate and
has no power of implementation. Yet it achieved an important goal for
the "fry Mumia" camp. more...  1 Comments

Building Bridges Radio Monday Night-Justice for Sean Bell; & Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere Speak Out

Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, December 18, 2006, 7- 8 pm EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
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Who are the Cuban Five?

sended By F Espinoza | Now is the time to demand the release of the Cuban Five. They were sentenced 5 years ago this month and have been imprisoned unjustly in the U.S. for 8 years for the crime of trying to defend their homeland against terrorist attacks... more...  0 Comments

Stop Police Brutality March

antrim caskey | Saturday afternoon, the sixteenth of December, with holiday shoppers and tourists thick on the streets, padding their way through the belly of the beast, tens of thousands of New Yorkers, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, swelled from 59th Street down Fifth Avenue in a display of furious defiance against the murder of Sean Bell. more...  1 Comments

News Item: US Courts to Seek "Cruelty-Free" Execution Methods

Prof. Varlet | Good morning, students! Today in Philosophy 101 we're going to be studying the the morality of the death penalty in a "Culture of Life".

What is the death penalty? It's the ultimate punishment, the sentence of death that is given out to those people who have committed the most heinous crime of all: homicide, the murder of a fellow human being. Is it not a contradiction to outlaw murder as the worst of all crimes, and then to make society's penalty for murder, death? Although on the face of it, this seems to be contradictory, we shall soon see that this is not, in fact, the case.
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New Generation Drawn by Leftist Mexican Cause

radio piece | The growing number of leftist movements in Latin America is attracting a new generation of young American leftists to places like Mexico. They often report for Web-based media outlets. Brad Will, a New Yorker who worked for Indymedia, was killed covering a recent protest in Mexico. more...  0 Comments

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