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Wobblies March, Picket Brooklyn Warehouse

Tom Howard | On January 15, 2007, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, over one hundred and twenty IWW union members, supporters and labor movement allies marched on and picketed the warehouse of Handyfat Trading Inc. in Brooklyn. Ten days earlier, Handyfat owner Dennis Ho illegally fired nine workers in retaliation for their union activity, but allegedly over immigration status. Monday, Ho shut down Handyfat’s operations rather than face the picketing workers, at a loss of tens of thousands of dollars in business.

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Jan 27 DC March: Contingent for Justice in the Middle East: Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon

Adalah-NY | Connecticut United for Peace (CTUP), and Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East are calling for a national contingent to march against the occupation of Iraq, against the occupation of Palestine, against the attacks on Lebanon, against attacks and other aggressions on Iran and Syria, and for justice in all of the Middle East. more...  0 Comments

Mapping Racial and Economic Inequality in NYC Health Care

The Opportunity Agenda | Health Care That Works is a new website designed to visually illustrate the economic and racial disparities that exist in New York City's health care system, and drive all New Yorker's of conscience to take action by emailing their elected officials. more...  0 Comments

Images: Martin Luther King Day in Times Sq.

fred askew | Martin Luther King Day in Times Sq.

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Six Free Political songs

Lawrence McGuire | Original protest songs available for free download more...  0 Comments

The AJLPP-USA Year End Report, 2006

AJLPP-USA | The AJLPP started as the Solidarity Committee for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines ( SolCom ) that was formed by BAYAN International-USA with the International League of Peoples Struggle in the US in September 2002.

The SolCom was able to gather more than 5,000 petitions, sent more than 2,000 signed postcards to the Europe, sold more than 500 books, issued thousands of postcards, hundreds of posters and buttons in its three years of action until AJLPP came into existence. It is worthwhile to look back and retrace the steps the AJLPP has taken during the last year 2006 so it can look forward in this current year 2007. It is but fitting to move forward with greater zeal and determination to serve the Filipino people and the Filipino American community in the United States.
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Girls for Gender Equity: An interview with Mandy Van Deven

Mickey Z. | "GGE's mission is to improve the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women," Van Deven told me. "GGE encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives through a combination of advocacy, leadership and self-esteem development, community organizing, education, and service provision." more...  0 Comments

Nicaragua: Abortion Law Challenged

Weekly News Update | The law was rushed through the National Assembly in the days before the Nov. 5 national elections, with the support
of most parties and candidates, including the leftist Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and its candidate, current president Daniel Ortega more...  0 Comments

Arizona Students March, Deported Imam Arrested

Weekly News Update | Chanting "We are students, not criminals," nearly 600 students and their supporters marched on Jan. 8 toward the University of Phoenix stadium to protest a recently passed state law denying in-state tuition to out-of-status immigrants. more...  0 Comments

Historic mobilizations will usher in "new phase" in Campaign for Fair Food!

CIW | PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY!

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers announces a major mobilization for farmworker justice, April 13 14, 2007, in the greater Chicago area. Make your plans to join us for historic actions that will usher in a new phase in the Campaign for Fair Food.

CIW: "Today, we are tired, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., of`relying on the good will and understanding of those who profit by exploiting us.'" more...  0 Comments

JAN 20th GATHER TO PLAN RESISTANCE TO BIOTECH CONFERENCE IN BOSTON THIS MAY

thematch | We invite you to come to the Democracy Center at 45 Mount Auburn st, on
January 20th from 1230 to 5 to help to plan and network resistance to
this corporate invasion exploiting the planet its people and animals.
Resist the BIO conference and continue to resist the BU bio-weapons lab,
and Harvard’s bio lab and vivisection lab, threatening and displacing
working class people. more...  1 Comments

Birth of a New Nation

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | I want to preach this morning from the subject, "The Birth of a New Nation." And I would like to use as a basis for our thinking together a story that has long since been stenciled on the mental sheets of succeeding generations... more...  0 Comments

Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook Honors MLK Jr.’s Memory

William Hughes | Martin Luther King Jr., a hero of the Civil Rights Movement, was assassinated in Memphis, TN, on April 4, 1968. His impressive legacy, however, lives on. For the last 25 years, the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore has honored his memory with a commemorative lecture. On Jan. 13, 2007, Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook filled that role with distinction. She called on her audience to do their part, “to make a difference,” and to be “strengthened by our struggle.” more...  0 Comments

March towards Justice on MLK Day with the IWW

D | Join the IWW in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr's birthday with a march through industrial Brooklyn to protest the illegal firings of 22 warehouse workers more...  0 Comments

Enero 13: Miahuatlán Oaxaca, Desalojo y Detenciones contra manifestantes

oaxaca | * Cárcel de Miahuatlán, Oaxaca: Desalojo y detenciones tras manifestación por la libertad de presos políticos more...  0 Comments

PHILIPPINES - Smith's illegal transfer: Arroyo's judgment will be through the ballots

AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) | AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today said that the Philippine President Arroyo's numerous crimes against the Constitution and the country's sovereignty, the latest of which is the patently illegal transfer of Smith's custody to the US Embassy, will tried through the ballots in the 2007 elections.

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Screening of "Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation"

Kanaka Maoli | This hour-long documentary is a provocative look at a historical event of which few Americans are aware. In mid-January, 1893, armed troops from the U.S.S. Boston landed at Honolulu in support of a treasonous coup d'etat against the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen Lili'uokalani. The event was described by U.S. President Grover Cleveland as "an act of war."
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Communique of th Squatted Polytechnic University of Athens

@narchy | COMMUNIQUE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SQUATTED POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS more...  0 Comments

PHILIPPINES: Smith's Illegal Transfer to the US Embassy: A Case of Multiple Rape

LABAN NG MASA (Struggle of the Masses) | Like serial rapists who stalked the streets of Metro Manila in the dead of night not too long ago, Philippine government forces at 11 pm last night barged into the Makati City Jail and illegally pulled out rape convict Lance Corporal Daniel Smith of the US Marines for transfer to US Embassy custody in complete defiance of Philippine courts and judicial system.

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Shut Down The Guantanamo Penal Colony, Now!

William Hughes | On the 5th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, Jan. 11, 2007, demonstrations were held across the country. In Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court was the site of a protest action, as was the U.S. District Court. At the latter, about 100 activists were arrested inside the building. Meanwhile, outside, activists dressed in orange jump suits, the uniform of the Gitmo detainees, demanded to have their “Day in Court!” more...  0 Comments

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