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Sunlight in the Torture Chamber

Alex Nathanson | Steven M. Watt, Janis Karpinski, Josh Rushing, Jumana Musa, and Tara McKelvy discussed various aspects of the US torture policy at Sunlight in the Torture Chamber, an event hosted by the NYCLU. more...  3 Comments

Congress to Vote on School of the Americas this Wednesday

SOA Watch | The School of the Americas (SOA), in 2001 renamed the “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation,” is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, Georgia. OVer 60,000 soldiers have graduated from the school, many of which have been implicated in some of the most notorious military dictatorships and human rights abuses in Latin America.

Congress is expected to vote on an amendment to the Foreign Ops Appropriations Bill that would cut funding for the SOA/WHINSEC and review foreign military training in Latin America and its consequences for human rights and civil liberties.
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Earthlings film screening Thur June 21 6:30PM

Vegan Social Justice | "Earthlings" film screening NYC Free Thur June 21 6:30PM
animal rights/human rights/social justice
339 Lafayette St 3rd Floor AJ Muste Institute more...  0 Comments

"Democratic" Greek police caught on video, torturing detainees

IMC Athens | On the 24th of June 2006, at least four policemen tortured two migrants in the police station of Omonia in central Athens. They forced them to beat each other, beat them both and captured the torturing on a mobile phone camera. For nearly a year, that footage was circulated amongst policemen via mobile phones. On the early hours of the 16th of June 2007 the video was uploaded to a commercial video sharing service and from there, to Athens Indymedia. more...  0 Comments

Athletes as Social Activists: Pushing the Boundaires of the Sports World

Murphy Institute, CUNY | Athletes as Social Activists: Pushing the Boundaires of the Sports World
with Dave Zirin, author of Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports and
What's My Name Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States and
Toni Smith, Protested the war in Iraq as Co-Captain of the women’s basketball team
at Manhattanville College in 2003


Peter Kaufman, Moderator
Professor of Sociology, SUNY-New Paltz
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Infiltration and Inefficiencies in State Regulatory Agencies

dingo | The person/s (activists, perhaps assassins) the agencies seek in relation to the approaching APEC summit may be known to the activist and broader political community; it is therefore with extreme prejudice that we cite government failures in relation to security and policing matters. The APEC summit may become the greatest security failure in Australian history. Infiltration/undercover operations are a two-edged sword; however, that sword has been broken by anti-corruption zealots in NSW. The State now faces gaping inefficiencies and a lack of urgently required expertise. more...  0 Comments

They will never have CUBA

posted by F Espinoza | “Whoever attempts to conquer Cuba will only gather the dust of her soil soaked in blood, if he does not perish in the fight”, exclaimed Maceo... more...  1 Comments

The Summer 2007 IndyKids is Out!

IndyKids | The Summer 2007 IndyKids is Out!

Go to  http://www.indykids.net to download the paper and teacher’s guide, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes stories about a Palestinian kids photo project, Pittsburgh Pirates fans demanding better treatment for the workers who make baseball merchandise, articles on Africa, Iraq and immigration, letters, summer reading, movies, the debut of IndyKids’ new cartoon strip with mascot Wilton the Worm and more!

Visit:  http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue.
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Pictures From A Refugee Camp (IndyKids)

Picture Balata | The Summer 2007 IndyKids is Out!

Go to www.indykids.net to download the paper and teacher’s guide, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes stories about a Palestinian kids photo project, Pittsburgh Pirates fans demanding better treatment for the workers who make baseball merchandise, articles on Africa, Iraq and immigration, letters, summer reading, movies, the debut of IndyKids’ new cartoon strip with mascot Wilton the Worm and more!

Visit:  http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue. more...  0 Comments

In Africa, Shortage Of Medical Treatment, Play (IndyKids)

The Uthando Project | The Summer 2007 IndyKids is Out!

Go to www.indykids.net to download the paper and teacher’s guide, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes stories about a Palestinian kids photo project, Pittsburgh Pirates fans demanding better treatment for the workers who make baseball merchandise, articles on Africa, Iraq and immigration, letters, summer reading, movies, the debut of IndyKids’ new cartoon strip with mascot Wilton the Worm and more!

Visit:  http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue. more...  0 Comments

Prison Labor Replaces Immigrants in Colorado (IndyKids)

Liam Michael O'Grady | The Summer 2007 IndyKids is Out!

Go to www.indykids.net to download the paper and teacher’s guide, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes stories about a Palestinian kids photo project, Pittsburgh Pirates fans demanding better treatment for the workers who make baseball merchandise, articles on Africa, Iraq and immigration, letters, summer reading, movies, the debut of IndyKids’ new cartoon strip with mascot Wilton the Worm and more!

Visit:  http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue. more...  0 Comments

AJLPP-USA

AJLPP-New York | Willie Gaa, Philippine Ambassador to the US wrestled with claims of illegal arrest and detention of Congressman and labor leader Crispin Beltran and United Church of Christ Berlin Guerrero, the unabated political killings of unarmed social activists—at least 850 since Pres. Arroyo took power, and the involvement of the death squads affiliated with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, during an open discussion at the Filipino Community Center last Saturday, June 16th.

A member of the Ecumenical Fellowship for Justice and Peace, a church-based human rights group, presented the full page advertisement of the ‘statement of concern’ of the church and labor community, demanding among other things an immediate end to state sponsored political violence and the release of all political prisoners in the Philippines.

When prompted by the comment that nothing seriously is being done by the Philippine government, to stop the attacks on legitimate opposition, Gaa said that at least four people have now been convicted and that the government promotes ‘witness protection program.’ The release of the Melo Commission, he said, is an indication’s of the government’s willingness to resolve the issue. more...  0 Comments

Setback for 'Bush Doctrine' in Gaza

Various | The US and Israel engaged in these policies of destabilization because Zionism doesn't intend to ever concede a Palestinian state in Palestine. Remember, these policies of Regime Change are illegitimate and more importantly, illegal under International Law. more...  0 Comments

God is Infinitely Greater than Any "Church"

Eugen Drewermann | People may not and cannot be made absolute. Otherwise evereything is wrong.. This church cannot be measured by Jesus' message; it itself is the message.. Rome must become evangelical to be Christian. Then it must free itself from the structures described by Sigmund Freud in his "Mass Psychology and Ego Analysis" (1921). more...  1 Comments

Peace is Dead, give War a Chance

nano | As the Middle East explodes in factional and sectarian conflict the neo-cons gloat, John Bolton and Condi Rice revealed U.S. policy during the South Lebanon conflict, their non-interventionist policy encouraged the slaughter of children and civilians by Israeli forces – peace is clearly of no use to American interests! What does it matter if most of the Middle East tears itself apart, America stands to gain from the mayhem and bloodshed. more...  0 Comments

New York Assembly Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

Karen O'Keefe | New York has a real shot of joining the 12 other states that allow seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana with their doctors’ approval. more...  0 Comments

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24

AJLPP-New York | he Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles.

The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007.

The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.
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Former Neo-nazi turned anti-nazi activist Floyd Cochran threatened by terrorists

Smash Fascism Now | Listen here:
 http://www.eyeonhate.com/ahalthreatjune13.mp3



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A Call to Support Juanita Young's Fight for Justice

October 22 Coalition-NY | Join the committee that focuses on supporting the fierce fighter against police brutality, particularly in her resistance against a system that wishes to silence her. Most urgent matter is Juanita Young's upcoming court date (June 18th) for the criminal charges she was slapped with after being attacked and arrested in her own home last November more...  0 Comments

Civil suit victory against killer cop in the Bronx!

October 22 Coalition-NY | On June 6, 2007, in the Bronx Supreme Court, a jury of six decided in favor of Juanita Young in the civil suit against New York City in the killing of her son Malcolm Ferguson from seven years ago. After the week and a half trial, the jury deliberated for almost four hours, returning with a verdict that supported Juanita's claims of excessive force by police officer Louis Rivera. The jury awarded Juanita more than what was asked for (her attorney Seth Harris asked for $7.5 million - the jury awarded her $10.5 million. They increased the punitive damage amount from $5m to $7m), a clear msssage that Rivera was in the wrong! more...  0 Comments

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