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Free Leonard Peltier! Native American Political Prisoner 31 Years Imprisoned

www.LeonardPeltier.net | Free Leonard Peltier! 31 Years of Injustice is too long!
On the 31st anniversary of the unjust extradiction and arrest of AIM (American Indian Movement) leader Leonard Peltier, the NYC Leonard Peltier Support Group more...  1 Comments

SOA 16 Trial: Grand Island and Syracuse Residents Sentenced to Federal Prison

SOA Watch | New York residents Alice Gerard and Julienne Oldfield of Grand Island and Syracuse, respectively, were sentenced to federal prison today by the Columbus, Georgia federal court. more...  0 Comments

Miami... for Anti-Cuba terrorists, a place of refuge.

sended by F Espinoza | How is the surrender of huge weapons caches supposed to lighten someone’s sentence? more...  1 Comments

IWW Starbucks Workers Union: A Year in Review and a Look Ahead

Worker Freedom | IWW Starbucks Workers Union: A Year in Review and a Look Ahead more...  0 Comments

Rally Against NYPD's Parade Permitting Power Grab - Wednesday

a4rnyc.org | Assemble for Rights NYC (a4rnyc.org) is holding a rally and press conference to oppose the NYPD's new parade permitting rules and call on the City Council to reign in the NYPD's power grab. Join Civil Liberties Advocate Norman Siegel, Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, and Assemble for Rights in defending our right to assemble. more...  0 Comments

Mumia Abu-Jamal's Speech to Anti-War Demo & more

Mumia Abu-Jamal | While Mumia Abu-Jamal’s court case heats up (oral arguments expected this winter:  http://www.indymedia.org/en/2006/12/876386.shtml ) he continues to report on world-events from his death-row cell. Beginning with the audio from Mumia’s recent speech to this weekend’s massive anti-war demonstrations in San Francisco and Washington DC (  http://www.prisonradio.org/audio/mumia/2007MAJ/jan07/1-23-07WarSpeech.mp3 ), Mumia has also recently written essays about President Bush’s “new strategy” for Iraq, US corporate profits in Iraq, global warming, Martin Luther King Day, and the death of Gerald Ford. more...  0 Comments

Despite the Cold the Fight Continues

Linnea Covington | A small group of people gathered today to make a stand for human rights as there has still been no indictment of the officers that shot and killed Sean Bell in November. Viola Plummer and Omowale Clay spoke to the gathering about taking a stand against the police, civil and human rights, and the removal of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. more...  1 Comments

Record Number of New York City Children Under Investigation Die.

Eugene Weixel | When the number of removals spikes so does the number of child fatalities. It's easy to figure out why. Caseworkers are swamped with "cover your ass" reports from various mandated reporters. They spend hours waiting in family court while other cases are placed on their desks, some of these cases being about real children who are in real danger more...  0 Comments

Maxine Waters Visits NOLA Housing Occupation

Infoshop News | Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) visited the closed St. Bernard Housing Complex in New Orleans on Sunday. more...  0 Comments

Billionaires for Coal! Protest Merrill Lynch's financing of dirty coal plants!

Jeremy | Billionaires for Coal

Tuesday, January 30
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
4 World Financial Center
250 Vesey Street
(E Train to World Trade Center or 1/2/3 Train to Chambers Street)

Come join us at the Merrill Lynch headquarters!

MTV will be covering it for their "Break the Addiction" show!

Merrill Lynch is a primary investor in Dallas based TXU's plan to build 11 new coal power plants.

These new plants would:

* More than double TXU’s carbon dioxide (CO2) output, increasing it by a massive 78 million tons of CO2 per year.
* Be the equivalent of 14 million new cars on the highways
* Put more emissions out than 21 US states
* Negate Japan’s commitment to the Kyoto Protocol
* Impose costs of at least $6.6 billion a year (with CO2 estimated costs at $85 a tone) over 50 years
* Lock-in a new generation of old-school power plant technology
* Take us in the opposite direction of any reasonable climate progress.

Let's show them how financing dirty coal plants instead of adopting climate-friendly environmental and social policies makes the greedy billionaires celebrate!
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Sunday February 11 screening "Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death"

Lumumba | CONGO: WHITE KING, RED RUBBER, BLACK DEATH describes how King Leopold II of Belgium turned Congo into its private colony between 1885 and 1908. Under his control, Congo became a gulag labor camp of shocking brutality. Leopold posed as the protector of Africans fleeing Arab slave-traders but, in reality, he carved out an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. Families were held as hostages, starving to death if the men failed to produce enough wild rubber. Children's hands were chopped off as punishment for late deliveries. more...  1 Comments

Antiwar and Looking Ahead: What's it Going to Take?

Jed Brandt | Once again, hundreds of thousands have demonstrated their opposition to Bush's war and domestic repression. That's not stopping Bush's push into Iran, Somalia and increased troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. Just as activists need to become organizers, dissent must turn to resistance. (All opinions stated here are the authors alone.) more...  39 Comments

Activists Face Six Months in Prison for Opposing School of the Americas

School of the Americas Watch Media | On Monday, January 29 sixteen people will appear in federal court for peacefully walking onto a military base in protest of a controversial Army training school. Each person faces up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine for this act of nonviolent civil disobedience. more...  0 Comments

NYC’s immigrant food warehouse workers unionize w/IWW

madhatter | NYC’s immigrant food warehouse workers unionize w/IWW;
Not Without a Fight: NYC’s food warehouse workers unionize

by Diane Krauthamer and David Graeber

For every restaurant and every shop in New York there is a backbone — the workers who make sure ingredients reach those restaurants and their staff. No one is supposed to think about them. Certainly not the
diners. But they exist, because they have to: behind the closed doors of dank and often filthy wholesale and distribution warehouses in Brooklyn and Queens’ industrial areas, suffering under sweatshop-like
conditions, pulling shifts that begin before dawn and end well after dusk. Owners regularly take advantage of these immigrant workers' lack of familiarity with United States labor laws by pushing the envelope of exploitation, refusing overtime and paying far less than minimum wage. more...  4 Comments

WRONGFULLY CONVICTED

Clemency Project | I am looking for inmates whose cases show a lack of evidence, those who are guilty but have a good conduct record, and those who have pled not guilty in NY State area. more...  0 Comments

Murder Charges Against Former Panthers Based on Confessions Extracted by Torture

Democracy Now | Police in California, New York and Florida arrested eight former Black Panthers earlier this week on charges related to the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer. Charges were thrown out in 1974 after it was revealed police used torture to extract confessions in the case. We speak with two of the defendants’ attorneys. [includes rush transcript] more...  0 Comments

Images from the Picket Line: Wobbly Workers Fight Back 1/20/07

Michael GW | Wobblies, fellow workers, community and anti-capitalist activists come together to fight back. more...  0 Comments

Female Oaxacan Student kidnapped and tortured for more than 48 hours

xaam [A] . imc oaxaca . luna [T] | "on the 12 of january 2007, we left my house with two students i didn't know well as recently a friend had introduced us during the march on the 10th of this month, they asked me if i could provide them with accommodation as they had limited resources. the little chance we'd had to talk they said they were coming to carry out a field study for their thesis. more...  0 Comments

IWW Benefit Show for Fired Warehouse Workers

NYC IWW | Good times, great music, and an even better cause more...  0 Comments

NETUREI KARTA AND THE LIMITS OF TOLERENCE

Thomas Riggins | Jewish anti-Zionist sect faces hostility from co-religionists upon return from visit to Iran. The group's beliefs, and the reaction to them, are a test of the limits of tolerance to be extended to people who have radically different ideas. more...  0 Comments

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