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Human Rights

Laissez-faire Capitalism, Desensitisation and Moral Bankruptcy

peptide | Two events in particular typify the modern age, the exploitation or rather the reduction of poor, exploited and victimised humans as body part suppliers -- kidneys in particular -- and the vacuous, worthless celebrity of a no-talent, mindless, American rich girl whose presence in the mass media is constant. While millions suffer injustices, tortures and hardships, Paris Hilton is served for mass consumption; coverage of the horrific trade in living human body parts is avoided for obvious and shameful reasons! more...  0 Comments

Time's Up Environmental Group Free Movie Night: Thursday June 14, 8pm

Time's Up Environmental Group | Free movie night: 8pm @ 49. East Houston Street (between Mott and Mulberry)

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

The story of a rebel and his bike. Pee-Wee Herman embarks on the big adventure of his life across the US, as he sets out to find his beloved bike, when it is stolen in broad daylight.

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Filipino World War II Veterans dwindling in US Army roster

Justice for the Filipino American Veterans | Only 18,155 Filipino World War II veterans are still alive out of 260,143 veterans listed in the US Army roster immediately after the war, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy Gaa said.

He said this “accurate count of surviving Filipino World War II veterans” came from the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) which maintains a list of survivors, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) which has a roster of Filipino WWII veterans.
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JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass in L.A.

Justice for the Filipino American Veterans | The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) commemorates the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang last June 12, 2007 at the Los Angeles City Hall.

As a part of the commemorative events, Council Member Herb J. Wesson Jr. of the 10th Council District inducted the newly elected officers of the SGSI at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

“ I am proud to be with you because we owe you our freedom. I am ashamed that our government did not fulfill its promise to you. I was brought up by my parents in the thought that our word is our bound. I am sad that the government has not fulfill its promise to all of you.” Councilmember Wesson said in his short speech.

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Evangeline: a new play about Hurricane Katrina

La Boca Theater | Two years after Hurricane Katrina dumped devastation and mass-displacement on the Big Easy AND 250 years since the expulsion of the Acadian colony from Nova Scotia sent the first Cajuns to the Louisiana bayous AND 500 years since the slave trade began shipping millions of West Africans to the mouth of the Mississippi, the search for home is still not over. Our original play, Evangeline, tells the true story of exile in America, through shadow puppetry, African dance, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie, and real words from hurricane survivors.
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A Modest Proposal for 2008: Draft Mumia

John Brown | For many years, millions and millions of people, awake to Uncle Sam's ShellGame Politricks, have sought an alternative to and the concrete negation of that system, but found no candidate with an organic connection with the broad masses of people. Perhaps this was because Uncle Sam assassinated so many of the best young leaders - perhaps for other reasons as well.

Regardless, a campaign with Mumia at its head could reverse that. more...  0 Comments

Leading Afghan Female Parliamentarian Malalai Joya to attend 2007 Human Rights W

Human Rights Watch | Afghanistan's leading female parliamentarian, Malalai Joya, will attend the screenings of ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival on June 16, 17 & 18 at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center.
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Kurdish Culture, Repression, Women’s Rights, and Resistance

Steven Argue | For the Kurdish people outrageous acts of oppression in Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, and Syria have included mass murder, suppression of language rights, exploitation of Kurdish resources with nothing but poverty given in return, deprivations of national citizenships, and the brutal suppression of political representation.

Despite the oppression the Kurdish people have faced, they continue to speak their language and organize politically and, at times, militarily to fight back nearly everywhere they continue to live as a native population. more...  0 Comments

Tomorrow Thursday, June 14th: "Rebellion in Oaxaca" Photo and Video Exhibition

Matrix Art Project | Matrix Art Project New York is mounting a compelling video and photography exhibition about the popular rebellion that has been happening in Oaxaca, Mexico during the last year. We are excited to present "Rebellion in Oaxaca" on June 14th, commemorating the events in 2006 which sparked the popular uprising. On view at The International Center, 50 W 23rd St 7th Floor, Opening: Thursday June 14, 2007, 6 - 8pm, video presentation:7 pm. Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 pm,
Saturday 10 am - 3:30 pm, through 7/14. more...  0 Comments

"Rebellion in Oaxaca: An Exhibition of Documentary Photography and Video"

Matrix Art Project NYC | Matrix Art Project New York is mounting a compelling exhibition about the popular rebellion that has been happening in Oaxaca, Mexico during the last year. Outstanding images by photojournalists including Katie Orlinsky and Calamity Barucha Peller, and documentary videos by Mal de Ojo TV, capture the courage and determination of Oaxaca's most humble citizens in their struggle against the prevailing social and political injustices. On view at The International Center, 50 W 23rd St 7th Floor, Opening: Thursday June 14, 6 - 8pm, Video Presentation:7 pm. Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 pm, Saturday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, through July 14. For more information:
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New Civil Liberties Webspace,, help end the Patriot Act

L9 | The Loyal Nine is a civil liberties organization devoted to ending legislation like the USA PATRIOT Act, Real ID Act, Military Commission Act of 2006, Patriot Act 2 and so on…check out there new webspace at more...  0 Comments

2 Powerful Films on the Enviroment in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Jen Nedbalsky | Films that explore the links between Human Rights and the Protection of the Environment more...  0 Comments

Venezuela's Withdrawal from the IMF and the World Bank

Harald Neuber | With their emancipation from the Bretton Woods insitutions, the states of Latin America now try to lessen their dependence. Venezuela's government supports the founding of its own credit institutions. more...  0 Comments

Tío Caimán menea su colota... en Europa.

posted by F Espinoza | El gobierno estadounidense no solo pretende continuar injerenciando en los asuntos internos de Cuba según su inveterada costumbre, maniobrando a través de las marionetas que fabrica desde la Oficina de Intereses de La Habana (SINA) o haciendo danzar a la pléyade de mafiosos y terroristas impunes de Miami... more...  0 Comments

Harlem Welcomes Afro-Colombian & Korean Delegation Against Free Trade June 14th

NYC People's Referendum on Free Trade | On Thursday, June 14th 2007, Harlem will host a historic encounter that seeks to replace murderous backroom dealings with grassroots democracy. Koreans and Afro-Colombians faced with the destruction of their land, traditional ways of life and local economies are reaching out to Harlem residents to connect the local with the global. The press and public are invited to join the walking tour of Harlem at 5pm, followed by a 6pm drum circle and 6:30 reception at St. Ambrose Church at 9 W 130th Street, at Malcolm X Blvd. Roger Toussaint, President of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100; and Nicole Lee, executive director of TransAfrica will also join the discussion. more...  0 Comments

How to increase union membership

Hoipolloi Cassidy | Some fifty illegal immigrants from Mali are occupying a parking lot outside Paris, demanding working paper. And - surprise! - the unions are backing them. more...  0 Comments

The Gangs of Iraq

Aftermath News, The Iraq Solidarity Campaign | Desperate to shore up its flagging ranks, the military is quietly enlisting thousands of active gang members and shipping them to Iraq. Will a brutal murder finally wake up the Pentagon?
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Working Class Resources

richard myers | Lists of working class movies, documentaries, and literature more...  0 Comments

The Legacy of Agent Orange in Viet Nam

Ho Chi Minh | The Legacy of Agent Orange in Viet Nam

See the new film
The Last Ghost of War
A compelling NEW 57 minute documentary film, narrated by Kevin Kline, shot in Viet Nam, France and the U.S. on the legacy of the largest chemical warfare operation in history and the continuing law suit seeking justice.

Meet the Producers - Pham Quoc Thai and Janet Gardner

Monday, JUNE 11 6:30 pm
Cantor Film Center.
36 East 8th Street, NY, NY 10003

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Bush's lies and cons

posted by F Espinoza | I don’t like the idea of seeming to be a vengeful person, someone wishful to relentlessly pursue an adversary. I had promised myself to wait a bit and see how the contradictions between Bush and his European allies would unfold on the vital subject of climate change... more...  0 Comments

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