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Kurdish Communities in the US organize nation-wide demonstrations

Ardeshir Alan | This week, several Kurdish communities across the United States are expected to demonstrate in several cities in opposition to the Turkish government's approval for the invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan. The youth of the Kurdish-American communities in each city have coordinated with one another to launch demonstrations on the same dates in order to express a unified opposition to the recent developments in Turkey and the Turkish government's decision to invade Iraqi Kurdistan.

Information for NY, NY is following:

New York, New York
Date: Monday, November 5th, 2007
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: United Nations, New York, NY
Ralph Bunche Park
at 42nd Street and 1st Avenue (across the street)
Contact: Newroz Samo
+1 (800) 716-9619
 NoTurkishInvasionNYC@gmail.com
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Tibetans gaining voice with films and photos

www.tibetanphotoproject.com | Films now online in regular and High def more...  1 Comments

Happy Halloween, Good Samhain, Happy New Year.....

earthworm | A poem by Starhawk...... more...  0 Comments

Venezuela: Insurgentes frente a la reforma constitucional

Espacio INSURGENTES | * Diferentes organizaciones y personas del país, con trayectorias en las luchas sociales, vinculadas a diversos planteamientos de izquierda crítica y anti-autoritaria, que hemos confluido en el espacio INSURGENTES, fijamos posición ante la “reforma” propuesta inicialmente por el Presidente de la República. more...  1 Comments

Nov. 4th Fight for affordable housing in lower Manhattan!!!

forwarded by Skinny John | The Seward Park Area Renewal Coalition (SPARC) is planning an action/media event on this Sunday at the Seward Park urban renewal area (SPURA). more...  0 Comments

For Brad Will - - - Against Plan Mexico

Robert Jereski | Join us in advocating and agitating to stop Bush-Calderon 'drug war' disaster: Plan Mexico.

Panel discussion: Impunity, the ‘Drug War’, and human rights in Mexico
Thursday 6-9 p.m. at St. Stephens’ Church
16th & Newton, Columbia Heights metro stop

Susan Mitchel - Brad's cousin
Renata Rendon - Mexico and Latin America desk, Amnesty International
Beehive Collective

and more! more...  2 Comments

Video of 9th March against Custody Deaths.

Doug | Every year families and friends of those who die in State custody march from Trafalgar Square in London, England, to Downing Street, the fortified official residence of the Prime Minister. more...  0 Comments

Yalla Journal: a youth response to the israel/palestine conflict

Erik | yalla journal is currently entering its 3rd year of production. we are seeking submissions and help with this vital project. more...  0 Comments

WHY WE TORTURE: MARTHA NUSSBAUM ON ZIMBARDO’S “THE LUCIFER EFFECT.”

Thomas Riggins | A humane world is impossible to construct under capitalism. more...  0 Comments

Crushing Defeat of US blockade of CUBA at UN General Assembly!

posted by F Espinoza | For the sixteen consecutive time, United Nations members voted against the US economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba. The resolution presented by the island received 184 votes in favor, one more than in 2006, four against and one abstention. more...  1 Comments

The Battle for the Block—And Another World: A Dispatch fom the Encuentro

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | In East Harlem, they have organized building by building to reclaim El Barrio from those who would “develop” them out of it. In Chinatown, they’ve rolled out a rent strike to win the repairs needed for tenants suffering from landlord neglect on Delancey Street. In the West Village, they’ve mobilized LGBT young people of color to stand up for their right to gather on the Christopher Street Pier. And on the Lower East Side, they’ve built a tenants’ union to defend “what is most beautiful about New York, the city that welcomed everyone…[that’s now] welcoming only money.” more...  2 Comments

NO Evidence Iran Building Nuclear Weapons: Mohamed ElBaradei

FPF-fwd.: AP & Henk Ruyssenaars | United Nations nuclear watchdog IAEA: "But have we seen Iran having the nuclear material that can readily be used into a weapon? NO! Have we seen an active weaponization program? NO!" - Head of the UN's IAEA Mohamed elBaradei. more...  0 Comments

The Battle for the Block—And Another World

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | In East Harlem, they have organized building by building to reclaim El Barrio from those who would “develop” them out of it. In Chinatown, they’ve rolled out a rent strike to win the repairs needed for tenants suffering from landlord neglect on Delancey Street. In the West Village, they’ve mobilized LGBT young people of color to stand up for their right to gather on the Christopher Street Pier. And on the Lower East Side, they’ve built a tenants’ union to defend “what is most beautiful about New York, the city that welcomed everyone…[that’s now] welcoming only money.” more...  0 Comments

CHINA AND THE MYANMAR [BURMA] SANCTIONS

Thomas Riggins | Criticism of China on the issue of sanctions is misplaced. more...  0 Comments

Support California Animal Rights Activists

call | October 21, 18 individuals were cited for "disturbing the peace" at a home demonstration against UC Berkeley vivisection. 4 were taken to jail because they were "previous offenders" (though none had EVER been cited or arrested at a demonstration before this.) The 4 taken to jail were released with a citation after two hours in custody. The other 14 were cited and released at the scene in El Cerrito, CA. more...  0 Comments

From New York...It’s THE PENNIES!

Hoipolloi Cassidy | Today's march in downtown Manhattan more...  2 Comments

Moral Choice of the Solider

Tom Kertes | Soldiers have a right and a duty to judge a war as moral, and if they believe a war to be immoral or illegal they have the right to refuse from taking part in war. more...  2 Comments

Urgent Press Conference & Eminent Domain Hearing This Monday

Theo Moore | THIS Monday at 9:30am in front of City Tech’s Voorhees Hall Auditorium members of all elected bodies in NYC are asked to join residents of Duffield Street and Albee Square as they demand that HPD not use the power of eminent domain to destroy the homes and history on Albee Square and Duffield Street at a press conference. Immediately following the press conference all officials are asked to provide testimonials dealing with the importance of protecting and preserving both historical Brooklyn Streets. more...  1 Comments

NYC: Who Needs Nazi Rock?

antifa | The New York Sun is reporting that protests are being planned at the New York concert performance of neo-nazi "Thompson." In past concerts, the newspaper says, he has performed an anthem of the country's Nazi-backed military regime — the Ustashe — that references extermination camps where tens of thousands of Jews, Serbs, and Gypsies were killed during World War II. He greets adoring crowds with a famous Ustashe slogan — and many respond with the Nazi salute. more...  1 Comments

Friends of Brad Will Demand Hold on Mexico Military Aid

Friends of Brad Will | The Friends of Brad Will, a network of friends and associates of Brad
Will, the U.S. journalist, have urged House Speaker Pelosi and Eliot
Engel, the Chair of the Western Hemispheric affairs subcommittee to
oppose U.S. support for Mexican military and police forces. Mr. Will,
the 36 year old reporter, was murdered in Oaxaca, Mexico a year ago,
on October 27th, 2006. Witnesses and photographic evidence implicate
members of the Mexican government, including a police chief. more...  8 Comments

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