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BLOOD DIAMOND: The Deadly Price of High Fashion

Andrew Smith | On December 8th, 2006, Warner Brothers released the action thriller Blood Diamond, and the world was reminded about the illicit African diamond trade. Set in the West African country of Sierra Leone in the 1990’s, the film unfolds a story of diamond smuggling with a backdrop of child soldiers, brutal amputations, and countless senseless deaths. more...  0 Comments

U.S. Iran Tensions Arise as Second American Aircraft Carrier Heads to Persian Gulf

Between the Lines' Scott Harris | U.S. Iran Tensions Arise as Second American Aircraft Carrier Heads to Persian Gulf~Interview with Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian- American Council, conducted by Scott Harris more...  0 Comments

CUBA decepciona a sus enemigos...

sended by F Espinoza | En un año como 2006, complejo y cubierto para Cuba, como en cada uno de los últimos 48 años, por acciones y programas de Estados Unidos en su contra, la revolución cubana tuvo otra vez la virtud de decepcionar a sus enemigos... more...  0 Comments

"Moral Charade": a brief YouTube anti-war video

wolfangel | This brief 6 minute video asks critical questions about our attitudes towards sex and war. more...  1 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
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Mother Of Sean Bell Continues 50-Day Vigil Outside 103rd Precinct

NY1 | A vigil began Monday outside a Queens police station to call attention to the deadly police shooting of Sean Bell.

Bell's mother, Valerie, started the vigil at 4:56 a.m. yesterday, about the same time officers fired 50 shots at Bell and his friends outside a Queens club on November 25th.
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EZ-Supply and Amersino warehouse workers fight back

Diane Krauthamer & Charles Fostrom | On a windy and brisk January morning, more than 50 foodstuffs workers and their supporters rang in the New Year with pickets to demand their basic rights as workers. The actions, held on the morning of Jan. 2 in front of local foodstuffs distributors, Amersino Marketing Group and EZ-Supply, were organized by the Food and Allied Workers Union of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), I.U. 460.
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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

Philippines: shameless act of collaboration of the Arroyo regime and the U.S. government

Task Force Subic Rape (TFSR) | "It's an utterly shameless act of collaboration of the Arroyo regime
and the U.S. government."

This was the statement of Myrla Baldonado, spokesperson of Task Force
Subic Rape (TFSR) on the stealthy transfer of custody of Daniel Smith
from the Makati City Jail to the U.S. Embassy.

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walking tours of surveillance cameras in NYC

SCP Administrative Services | So as to avoid burn-out, the Surveillance Camera Players will continue to offer free walking tours of heavily surveilled neighborhoods in NYC, but will do so every month (the last Sunday of every month) and not every week, as the group has been doing for over 6 years. This new schedule will also allow space/time for new one-off tours to be offered when merited by the occasion. more...  0 Comments

Argentine Witness Abducted, Released

Weekly News Update | After 9pm on Dec. 29, Gerez was found alive, stripped to the waist, after having been thrown from a moving vehicle onto the street in the city of Garin, less than 10 kilometers from Escobar. Gerez said he was kidnapped by three men who kept him blindfolded with his hands and feet bound and burned him with cigarettes. more...  0 Comments

Chicago Activists Harassed, Kids Protest in DC

Weekly News Update | n a Dec. 27 press release, Centro Sin Fronteras said it fears that ICE may also be planning to arrest Elvira Arellano, an
activist who has been resisting deportation from the sanctuary of the Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood since Aug. 15 more...  0 Comments

30 dic., Oventic: Inicia el Encuentro entre los Pueblos Zapatistas y los Pueblos del Mundo

de la zezta | El día de hoy a las 13 horas con 49 minutos, hora del frente de combate suroriental, el comandante Felipe, del Comité Clandestino Revolucionario Indígena (CCRI), del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, inauguró el Primer Encuentro Entre los Pueblos Zapatistas y los Pueblos del Mundo, con la asistencia de más de mil personas de 40 países del mundo y aproximadamente 2 mil bases de apoyo de la zona zapatista tzotzil. more...  0 Comments

Press Freedom Round-up 2006: 81 journalists killed - the deadliest year since 1994

Reporters Without Borders | In 2006
- 81 journalists and 32 media assistants were killed
- at least 871 were arrested
- 1,472 physically attacked or threatened
- 56 kidnapped
- and 912 media outlets censored

In 2005:
- 63 journalists and 5 media assistants were killed
- at least 807 were arrested
- 1,308 physically attacked or threatened
- and 1,006 media outlets censored

The deadliest year since 1994

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What Gerald Ford Really Stood For

Richard Mellor | No one should get pleasure from the death of another, but workers have no reason to mourn the passing of Gerald Ford more...  0 Comments

AJLPP-USA Condemns Puppet Philippine Government Order to Return Convicted Rapist Smith

AJLPP-USA | The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) -USA condemn in the strongest term the puppet Philippine government order that transferred convicted American serviceman Lance Corporal Daniel Smith to the custody of the US embassy .

AJLPP coordinator Mario Santos said: “Arroyo’s action proved that the Philippine government’s brazen puppetry ( papet na makapal ang mukha)and lackyism (pagpapakatuta) knows no bounds.

She (GMA) does not only order the killing of Filipinos but also allows the rape of Filipinas and the violation of its own laws and its constitution. Arroyo should stop imploring “law and order” because she cannot even follow the laws of her country. Much more, she should renounce her citizenship and be an ugly American that she is.”


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Philippines - 2006 worst year for rights since Marcos

AJLLP-USA | Political murders in the Philippines reached their highest level in 2006 since the toppling of dictator Ferdinand Marcos more than 20 years ago, human-rights activists say.

More than 180 activists—including journalists, human-rights workers, leftwing politicians, trade unionists and lawyers—were assassinated this year for their criticism of those in power, they say.

“An average of three extrajudicial killings are occurring every week in the country,” a Canadian human-rights team concluded recently after a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian nation.

“A clear pattern of state-perpetrated politically motivated extrajudicial killings” was occurring in the country, the team said. more...  0 Comments

27 dic. Argentina: Desaparece otro testigo contra torturadores: Luis Gérez

Indy-Argentina | Testigos que han declarado contra los dictadores, genocidas y torturadores de las dictaduras en Argentina están siendo desaparecidos. Como en México los negros tiempos de los crímenes de lesa humanidad de los gobiernos contra los ciudadanos tratan de volver y quedar impunes. more...  0 Comments

Colombia - Paramilitaries are threatening student leaders in University of Atlantico

ACEU | The Secretary of Human Rights of the ACEU (Colombian Association of University Students) denounces these facts that are putting in danger the physical integrity of the leaders of the University of the Atlantico. more...  0 Comments

Carros blindados atacan a hombres, mujeres y niños en Cité Soleil

Haiti Action Committee | En la madrugada del viernes 22 de diciembre, desde aproximadamente las 3 de la mañana, 400 soldados de las fuerzas de ocupación de la ONU, dirigidas por brasileños, con vehículos blindados, realizaron un masivo ataque contra la población de Cité Soleil, sitiando una vez más a esa comunidad empobrecida.
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