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AJLPP Express Dismay On Cardinal Rosales’ Statements Against Human Rights

AJLPP-New York | The Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States express its utmost dismay when they heard that Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales of the Catholic Church in the Philippines blamed both the US-Arroyo regime and the revolutionary forces in the Philippines as guilty of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and frustrated assassinations of hundreds upon hundreds of Filipinos.

Mario Santos, AJLPP National Corodinator stated that: "We were furthered alarmed and dismayed when he (Rosales )called these political killings as “gatingga (Tagalog for a “mere speck”.)

We found this statement as profane, gross and revolting as the abuses of the Catholic Church in the United States that they tried to cover up and now that are trying to pay. What Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales implied that military forces could engage in the aforesaid human rights violations on the false assumption that their revolutionary opponents do likewise is so unwise and unjust. " more...  0 Comments

Progressive FilAm Organizations in LA Snubbed the March 26 PNP-AFP “Pulong Bayan

AJLPP-New York | More than 20 Filipino American journalists attended the Philippine Consulate General’s “Pulong Bayan sa Konsulado” on Human Rights in the Philippines with deputy director General of the PNP, General Avelino Razon last Monday, March 26 at 3600 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. But prominently absent were representatives from different Southern California Filipino American progressive organizations like the Alliance- Philippines (AJLPP), Gabriela and other organizations who were invited but who boycotted the affair. more...  0 Comments

NYC Concedes Defeat and Drops Major Lawsuit Against Time's Up!

Times Up! | The City of New York quietly dropped a major lawsuit against TIME'S UP! after two years of legal browbeating at taxpayers' expense. In the lawsuit, filed March 22, 2005, the City claimed that cyclists riding together in a group are required to apply for a parade permit. The lawsuit against TIME'S UP! and four of its volunteers sought to inhibit their right to free speech and to freely assemble in public space.



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March in New York & Los Angeles, April 7

posted by F Espinoza | March in New York & Los Angeles, April 7

Hands off Cuba, Venezuela & Bolivia!
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AKBAYAN denounces US intervention in Philippine elections

AKBAYAN Party-list | AKBAYAN Party-list condemned today the reported participation of US soldiers Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) initiated campaigns against leftist party-list organizations. The group said that it received reports from the local media in Zamboanga City that US soldiers are also campaigning against party-list groups that the AFP considers as “communist fronts.”

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Prisons in Venezuela: Extreme Violence, Extreme Indifference

Rodolfo - ABC/CNA Venezuela | ° Abolitionist text about the facts of three Venezuelan prisons: Uribana, Guanare and Sabaneta. Traslated from El Libertario (# 49, 2007), the voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas www.nodo50.org/ellibertario. more...  0 Comments

NYC Immigrants in the Zapatista's Other Campaign

J.S. | VIDEO SCREENING: DIALOGUE WITH THE ZAPATISTAS

THURSDAY, April 5th, 8:00 PM
The New School
65 Fifth Avenue, RM 205 btw. 13th and 14th St. more...  1 Comments

20 Feminists show in Sackler of Sunset Park, Featuring Linda Stein and Sue Coe

Howl Media | This powerful exhibition features celebrated women such as Linda Stein, the artist and feminist famous for her stand-down with Sasha Baron Cohen in the blockbuster Borat. Stein is showing the sculpture, "Equality 272," a sculpture combining a mop handle and a machete blade. "This piece evokes vulnerability and power and encapsulates the core principle of equality that both female and male feminists have always been after." more...  0 Comments

Aussie Torture Victim pleads ‘Guilty’

finch | In circumstances that could only be described as ‘railroading’ and coercive, the Aussie battler, David Hicks has pleaded guilty to one count of providing material support to terrorists. Few Australians, including leading legal advocates accept the ‘trial’ of Hicks as legally legitimate. The flagrantly rogue court convened under the most biased and unfair conditions also disqualified Hicks’ civilian lawyers at the last minute. Hicks’ (now) disqualified lawyers accused the presiding judge, Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Coleman of making up the rules as he went along – there is nothing new in the ‘legal’ proceedings at Guantanamo Bay! more...  0 Comments

Free Ricardo Palmera!

X | 9:00 a.m. In front of Colombian Consulate NYC A group of women distributed fliers in support of Ricardo Palmera. more...  0 Comments

NYPD Repression in South Bronx High School

Harry Bubbins | An afterschool program coordinator at a South Bronx high school who invited the New York Civil Liberties Union to observe the NYPD’s random scanning procedures, was forcibly detained by NYPD School Safety Agents, held for questioning, and then later banned from the school building indefinitely by the Department of Education last Wednesday, March 21st. On the same morning, students from CSSJ who refused to walk through the random scanners, were intimidated and threatened into complying with the scanning procedures. more...  11 Comments

A Stunning Contrast...

sended by F Espinoza | Anyone following the news in recent times cannot be unaware of the wave of progressive change sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean... more...  1 Comments

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Nicolas Sarkozy

Paul Werner | In Paris, two widely divergent events with a common root: pre-Ks get tear-gassed, and a prestigious arts administrator gets booted out of a meeting more...  0 Comments

Philippines: Military is sowing intrigue among militant party-lists

Partido ng Manggagawa (Party of Workers) | The Partido ng Manggagawa (Party of Workers) on Saturday slammed the military for claiming that captured New People’s Army documents assert that the labor party-list group together with Sanlakas and Akbayan are "fronts for Malacanang."

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Using Surveillance Cameras to Make Theater

Andres Hax | published approximately one month ago more...  0 Comments

A Review of John Ross' Zapatistas

Stephen Lendman | Review of Zapatistas' struggle for autonomy and freedom. more...  0 Comments

EVENT: NYC IMMIGRANTS IN THE ZAPATISTA'S "OTHER CAMPAIGN"

Movement for Justice in El Barrio | MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE IN EL BARRIO

VIDEO SCREENING: DIALOGUE WITH THE ZAPATISTAS
THURSDAY, April 5th, 8:00 PM
The New School
65 Fifth Avenue, RM 205 btw. 13th and 14th St.

For more information call Movement for Justice in El Barrio at (212) 561-0555 or Email  movimientoporjusticiadelbarrio@yahoo.com
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Media Recap: M21 Celebration of Resistance at Starbucks Annual Meeting

Worker Freedom | Media Recap: M21 Celebration of Resistance at Starbucks Annual Meeting
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Philippines: On PERC Corruption Survey

AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party-list) | Gloria Macapagal Arroyo reaping the fruits of her folly

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Picket line and press conference to demand Palmera's freedom!

M | Ricardo Palmera goes on trial for a second time on March 26th. Palmera, known in Colombia as Simon Trinidad, is a political prisoner of George Bush and the U.S. government. Palmera's first trial resulted in a hung jury and Judge Hogan was forced to declare a mistrial. more...  0 Comments

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