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Forbes Covers Rod's Trial

vk hopkins | It is not a First Ammendment trial if the feds prove intent. Is that possible?
"... the question is to what extent does the speech lose its protection when the speaker intends it to be used for specific violence," said Eugene Volokh, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. "And then the difficulty is that judgments about a person's motive are often quite mushy."
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SOS to NYC activists from Saving Iceland campaign Meeting tonight. Last meetiing

jade | SOS to NYC activists from Saving Iceland campaign Meeting tonight. Last meetiing more...  0 Comments

Freedom for the Cuban Five!

posted by F Espinoza | An International Campaign to Free the Cuban Five will begin on September 12. This will be an excellent opportunity to knock at the doors of American people’s consciences more...  1 Comments

From Puerto Rico to Palestine: the struggle in defense of the land

Iglesia San Romero de Las Americas-UCC | In the context of a people's mass (religous service) , Puerto Rican activist Tito Kayak and Palestinian activist Emad Bornat will talk about the struggles in their respective countries for sovreignty and in defence of the land. more...  0 Comments

Mumia Court Decision Expected Any Day! |
On May 17, 2007, a three-judge panel from the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard oral arguments in Philadelphia on four different issues regarding the fairness of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s original 1982 trial.

A decision from the court is expected literally any day now!

Regarding this upcoming decision are two new items. (1) A legal update from Abu-Jamal’s lead attorney, Robert R. Bryan and (2) At this critical hour, Abu-Jamal’s supporters have begun to organize in preparation for this important decision. more...  0 Comments

5th Annual Asthma March in Harlem

Xavier Tayo | The 5th Annual Asthma March was held this past Saturday in Harlem. The March started at the office of Councilwoman Melissa Mark Viverito on 116th St in East Harlem and ended at the Adam Clayton Powell State office building on 125th Street. more...  1 Comments

News Briefs: Detainees on Hunger Strike, More Raids...

Weekly News Update | After losing his final appeal in January, Said Zaim-Sassi told immigration he would surrender whenever they required it. Instead, immigration agents came to his home at 5:45am and arrested him in front of his family. "It was so horrible," recounted Souhair Zaim-Sassi. "I thought they were burglars. They came pounding on the door and said, 'Open the door or we will break the door down.' They were screaming and using profanities. They stripped the
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9/11 - An Opportunity to End the War on Terror and Rebuild America

Mark A. Dunlea | On the sixth anniversary of 9/11, it is clear that America’s official response – the War on Terror – has been a failure.Americans love to believe we are the best in the world – in everything. Increasingly, we are primarily number one in the size of our military budget and prison population. We are rapidly losing ground in many other areas, such as technological innovation, environmental and food quality, health care, education, etc. The bipartisan support for America being the bully (e.g., policeman) of the world is not advancing the interests of the average American and is draining needed resources from the civilian economy. Six years ago the world stood in unity with America. The War on Terror has harmed not helped America. There is still time to show real leadership in developing an international partnership that raises the standard of living of all while providing mutual security against the threat of war and terrorism.
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NYC - Commemorate Sabra and Shatila, September 17

Al-Awda NY | September 2007 marks the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Sabra and Shatila, when thousands of Palestinian refugees, Lebanese, Syrians and Egyptians were massacred in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila and the neighborhood of Sabra in one of the most horrifying massacres in recent history. The massacres at these refugee camps, carried out by right-wing Phalangist militias in Lebanon at the behest and with the approval of invading Zionist armies, were yet another catastrophe visited upon the Palestinian refugee population by a force determined to crush the Palestinian people, their resistance, and their very existence. more...  0 Comments

SOS to NYC activists from Saving Iceland campaign Meeting tonight.

jade | sos to nyc activists from saving iceland campaign. meeting tonight. monday, 9/10. at 10:00pm. more...  0 Comments

Updated: Upcoming Dialogues on Immigration

Jane Guskin and David Wilson | Have you heard an anti-immigrant argument that you feel is wrong, but need the facts to contest? (For example: "Immigrants are a drain on socialservices.") Do you have your own fear or concern about the issue? (For example: "Are the lowest-paid US-born workers really hurt by immigration?") Bring these arguments and
concerns to a dialogue, and we'll work together to develop responses using facts, rational reasoning and personal
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No Borders Camp 2007: A Call to Resistance Against the Border Regime

anony mouse | This is an invitation to all people of goodwill, to all who are fighting
for dignity, freedom, human rights and autonomy. The regime of terror and
the homeland security apparatus will not collapse on its own – it must be
challenged. We call on you to join us in opposition to the border regime.

Between November 7th and 11th, 2007, thousands of people will gather at
the line between Calexico, California and Mexicali, Baja California.
Throughout this week of action we will engage in opposition to the
infrastructure of repression and that of neo-liberal globalization.
Together we will create an autonomous zone free of borders and the lies
they perpetuate.

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Nannies on a Quest for Rights

washington post | They'll change the diapers, wash the clothes and cook the dinner. But nannies want a little respect. They don't need "Nanny Diaries" luxuries. But a contract would do. So would minimum wage, paid vacation, sick leave and overtime pay. And notice before firing.

That's the message a group of nannies in the Washington region wants working parents, companies and local governments to hear. more...  1 Comments

Support displaced Palestinian families in Iraq

Hussein Al-Arabi, Iraq Solidarity Campaign | International concern was first raised by Astrid Van Genderen Stort, a UNHCR spokeswoman in Geneva, who stated in 2005, "They (Palestinians) have been victims of night raids, arbitrary arrests and torture carried out by Iraqi security forces."
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How the government taps your phone

Aprilmoon | Two articles showing how the government violates your rights and who is profiting, and when i say more...  0 Comments

Urgent Action Alert Justice for Joma Sison

Prof. Jose Maria Sison will return to court tomorrow, Friday, September 7, 2007 and face 3 judges who will decide if he will be detained for another 90 days.

We need to let the Dutch government that people in the U.S. are gravely concerned and demand his immediate release..Below is the template for the CALL and FAX.
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A Day of Outrage against Police Terrorism 9/11

Amadi Ajamu | "A Day of Outrage” is more than just a march or rally, it focuses on political and economic direct action. The upcoming Day of Outrage will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, a date known world wide for terrorism. The demand is to “Stop Police Terrorism.” The assembly point is the corner of 33rd Street and 8th Avenue in midtown Manhattan at 3 PM.
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Upcoming Mountaintop Removal events

Appalachiarising | Ed Wiley is from Rock Creek, West Virginia. He is in New York City for the month of September to spread the word about Marsh Fork Elementary and the dangers of coal. The school sits directly next to a coal preparation plant, below a 2.8 billion gallon coal sludge dam, which sits in front of a massive mountain top removal site. He will be speaking at a variety of events during the month of September. more...  1 Comments

Student/Farmworker Alliance Protest At Burger King HQ

Baku Lost | For over two years, Burger King have been given the opportunity to work with the CIW and take responsibility for the extreme poverty and degradation faced by thousands of women and men who harvest tomatoes for your hamburgers, poverty to which Burger King's tomato purchasing practices have contributed directly.
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Environmental Justice vs. Mining

jade | environmental ecocide and social injustices perpetrated on developing and 3rd world countries. more...  0 Comments

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