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Mayday! Police Attack in NYC and LA; tens of thousands march for Immigrant Rights in NYC and millions nationwide; see video

RealFreePeople (and imc) | The video shows a violent arrest of participant at the NYC Mayday march, and a subsequent near-riot as crowd became outraged at the NYPD. Antrim Caskey writes, A violent melee that ended in at least one arrest, broke out during the May Day Immigration march on Broadway, near Astor Place, "had nothing at all to do with a mask," said one New York City Police officer on the scene.
Photos: Samantha Gorelick | Gothamist

In Los Angeles, Police Attack May Day Demonstration with Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets | Police Terror in the Park | More at Democracy Now

In San Francisco and the whole Bay Area, thousands march to support immigrant workers

In Chicago, over 150,000 demonstrate for immigrant right

For more stories of Mayday from all over the United States, check out www.indymedia.us and Democracy Now. And read about world wide demonstrations as well from amor y resistencia

Commentaries: For a World Without Borders | The Migrant Trap, and the Migrants' Way Out: May 1, 2007 | A Look at the Forces Behind the Anti-Immigrant Movement more...  3 Comments

Communiqué: Elements of the Federal Army harassed the delegates of the EZLN

enlace | If the federal government has decided to close this civil route also and
opts now for the reinitiating of the war in the Mexican Southeast, they should say
so clearly. In whatever case, we are ready. For one thing or the other.
We make a call to all honest and noble people to come out against this
harassment. more...  0 Comments

Political conjunctions and Blurring definitions

finn | A number of factors have recently formed a conjunction, which provided a new view of a popular ‘reality’. Whenever the flames of the terrorist ‘threat’ begin to wane convenient arrests are made that fan the embers back into flames of concern. Recent police raids in Sydney and Melbourne have resulted in the arrests of two Sri Lankan Tamils; “two men have appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on terrorism related charges,” ran the intro from one media outlet while another ran with, “men face terrorism charges after raids.” I’m sure we all get the drift but it should be noted that assistant commissioner to the Federal Police, Frank Prendergast, went to lengths "to make it clear that these men weren't involved in any possible attacks on Australian soil.” Well then, what? more...  0 Comments

Huge sidewalk booksale for local activist Daniel McGowan-Saturday May 5th

SupportDaniel.org | Saturday May 5th, 2007 [rain date: Sunday May 6th] 12 noon to 7pm
Location: Astor Place between 3rd and 4th Avenues in Manhattan more...  2 Comments

WEdia Benefit to Sponsor Media Trip to Guatemala & Nicaragua.

Emily Cozart | This summer, WEdia will send award-winning volunteer filmmakers to document the work of AIDG (Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group), Maya Pedal, Bikes Not Bombs, Pro Mujer, and Kiva, our newest partners. Come to the WEdia benefit show on Friday, May18th, 2007. Bands and DJs will rock Southpaw from 8:00pm till late! Dancing, raffles and a guaranteed amazing time for a great cause. more...  0 Comments

Studenty Re-occupy Radio Universidad In Oaxaca City Today

Barucha Calamity Peller | At approximatly 5pm today in Oaxaca City, Radio Universidad was re- occupied by APPO sypatheziers and students from different departments of the Bentip Juarez Autonomous University.who are sypathetic to the APPO. With protests songs and political informtaion, the transmissions inciated to spread information about the different mobilizations planned for the the first days of May. and other community members, retook Radio Universidad in Oaxaca City, in support of the marches planned for tomorrow the !rst of May. Tomorrow, a national labor holiday, teachers from section 22 union, together tih other social organizations will march to the Zocalo of the Capital City to protest the continuing governanace of ulises Ruiz, ousted by popular demand sinse June of last year. more...  0 Comments

New, improved unions

madhatter | New, improved unions more...  0 Comments

"¡Gigante: Despierta!" After the March on May Day!

Tommy SP-NYC | 339 Lafayette Street (between Bleecker & Bond), Manhattan, NYC.
Hit buzzer #11; come up to the Muste Room on the 3rd Floor.
(Note, we're up a couple of flights of stairs.)
DIRECTIONS: Take 6 train to Bleecker Street or F/V train to Broadway/ Lafayette. more...  1 Comments

May Day May Day!! w/ the IWW

D | Truck drivers from Ports Elizabeth and Newark, in conjunction with the Industrial Workers of the World union, are set to open a new drivers' education and organizing center in Elizabeth on May 1, 2007, the first of its kind in the nation. more...  16 Comments

May Day 2007: National Mobilization to Support Immigrant Worker Rights!

Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network | We are calling A national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity with immigrant workers and building new immigrant rights & civil rights movement! more...  0 Comments

U.S. Frees International Terrorist During Virginia Tech Shooting

madhatter | U.S. Frees International Terrorist During Virginia Tech Shooting more...  0 Comments

Revised: Best 2007 Activist's Information Source

Lynda Carson | Welcome To The Revised 2007 Activist's Information Source! Seek & Yee Shall Find! more...  0 Comments

Harvard Students Protest Actions of the FBI

x | 4 Harvard students were arrested on the evening of 4/26, protesting the actions of the FBI at a Mueller speech. more...  2 Comments

JFAV JOINS US-WIDE MAY DAY MARCH/RALLIES, STANDS FOR FAMILY REUNIFICATION

AJLPP-New York | The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of 26 veterans, youth, student and community organizations in the U.S. militantly supports the nationwide mass action on the International Worker Day, may 1, 2007 all over the United States.

On May 1, 2007 we will again march in Historic Filipinotown and join the march rally in MaArthur Park. We call for family reunification, justice for veterans and full rights for all immigrants, now! We strongly condemn the racist attacks and raids against immigrants all over the nation. More than 4,000 Filipinos has been deported because of such massive raids.

Now, the US Veterans Administration (USVA) and the White House is openly opposing the Veterans Equity Bill that has been languishing in the US Congress for the last 60 years. In the US Senate Hearing last April 11, the USVA representatives bloated and misrepresented the budget for Filipino veterans by saying that $ 510 Million is needed for the equity bill while the veterans bill needs only $ 200 million budget.

11,000 remaining Filipino World War II veterans in the United States together with the 54,000 living in the Philippines, stronlgy condemns the USVA and the White House opposition to the equity bill. Will never let their injustice pass and will conduct mass actions against such opposition from May 6 -9.2007 in key cities of the United States . more...  0 Comments

A Zanu-PF supporter in Zimbabwe

Simon Hinds | Elite businesses and politicians in the West, the Western media, the black and white liberals and Left all thnk that Mugabe is oppressing his people and should be removed. But it is the media that give us all a picture of Zimbabwe. So, what did a black person who supports black nationalism in Zimbabwe make of the country when he was there for 10 days? more...  0 Comments

Wonderland Down Under: Snoop Dogg refused visa

dingo | Upside-down logic in the land down under

Internationally known racist, war criminal, Iraqi holocaust denier and coward prime minister of Australia, John Howard stated that [black] entertainer Snoop Dogg had been banned from entering Australia for “sound reasons … I have to be careful what I say in these matters but he has been ... well there are certain judgments that are made on certain advice that I can't go into, but the reasons for banning him are sound," said Howard. Perhaps the black rapper is also a HIV carrier and votes Democrat! Howard recently levelled more criticism on US Democrats in relation to the war in Iraq. The absurdity and hypocrisy of Howard’s behaviour is reaching levels unimagined by even his most fervent critics. more...  2 Comments

IWW Organizer Daniel Gross Faces Off Against Starbucks Apologist on NPR

Ecowob | Starbucks is scared to debate the IWW Starbucks Workers Union because it doesn't want to talk about the gains we've made organizing against poverty wages and insecure work hours. So a Starbucks apologist stood in for the company. more...  0 Comments

May 1st Rally 2007 at Union Square: "No Human is Illegal."

LeftyHenry | Bring family, friends, fellow students, workers, and community members in celebration of international worker's day, and in protest against crackdowns, deportations, and attacks on honest hardworking immigrants who have come here fleeing NAFTA, CAFTA and other free trade treaties and are just looking for a better life more...  5 Comments

The John Jay College Student Work Brigade Manifesto of New Orleans

The John Jay College Student Work Brigade | During Spring Break 2007, from April 1 through April 10, a group of thirty (30) people from New York City participated in the John Jay College Student Work Brigade to New Orleans with the intention of living up to John Jay College's mission: "Educating for Justice." more...  0 Comments

SWEAT FREE Revival

stop shopping choir | Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping stage a revival service in conjunction with The Clean Clothes and Fair Food Conference taking place at Columbia University April 27-29 more...  0 Comments

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