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Take the Black Out Of Black Friday

forwarded by Skinny John | National campaign encourages Blacks to refrain from shopping on the day
after "thanksgiving", the biggest shopping day of the year, to protest
the national surge in racist attacks. more...  0 Comments

Raytheon 9 trial begins

Bronterre O'Brien | Tomorrow, 11/19/07 the trial of the Raytheon 9 begins in Derry, Ireland. more...  0 Comments

Flowers for Life in Iran Campaign

Roberto Malini, Arsham Parsi, Matteo Pegoraro | Flowers for life in Iran
International Campaign to Stop Executions in Iran.
 http://www.stopexecution.net
www.everyonegroup.com

Stop capital punishment in Iran
To save the life of Pegah Emambakhsh (the Iranian lesbian the British Government wanted to deport to her death by stoning in Iran) Gruppo EveryOne – together with the Friends of Pegah Campaign – created a new kind of humanitarian campaign and invited all those who believe in a respect for human rights to send flowers to the prison where Pegah was being detained. Thousands of bunches of flowers were delivered to the prison, putting a strain on the prison system and convincing the authorities to re-examine her case. Pegah is now waiting for her application for political asylum to be accepted.
In Iran, however, the courts continue to sentence women, political activists, young people, free thinkers and homosexuals to death.
Capital Punishment is an inhuman retribution and contributes to the vain circle of violence and retaliation within society. So far, no country in the world has shown signs of a decrease in crime by enforcing capital punishment, especially when totalitarian regimes use execution as a legitimate means to oppress, diminish and murder their opponents and opposition groups. On the other hand, the psychological side-effects of executions, in short and long terms, are damaging to the victims’ survivors as well as to the executers of the punishment. Add to this the fact that execution reduces society’s sensitivity against violence and violent behaviour. For the foundations of a civil society, for democracy and the establishment of human rights, to respect the rights and the safety of alternative and free thinkers, and to promote a non-violent culture the omission of capital punishment is the first and foremost step. We, the undersigned of this statement, may have different political, social and cultural beliefs and objectives, but we have all come to agree on one point, and that is, the importance of abolishing capital punishment for the sake of Iranian society. We urge everyone to get involved actively in a widespread campaign against capital punishment in Iran and to help achieve this national goal through the joint efforts of all Iranians.

Sign Now: www.stopexecution.net

There is a need to approach Ahmadinejad and the judges and tell them, in a peaceful but firm way, that life is sacred in every part of the world and according to all religions - that always invite the faithful to be compassionate.
It is for this reason that we are asking you to send a white flower (symbol of life) and a red flower (symbol of blood) to the Iranian President, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, asking him not to spill the blood of other innocent victims, and to abandon the path of terror and violence.


Fresh flowers: one white, one red to say yes to a respect for human rights, no to the death sentence. Choose a company that guarantees deliveries to Teheran (Iran), Interflora, for example.
Send the two flowers to:
President Mahmud Ahmadinejad
Pasteur Ave - 13168-43311 Tehran - Iran.
We suggest you also sign the petition and send an email to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran:
 dr-ahmadinejad@president.ir
We hope that a peaceful shower of flowers will reach Iran, taking with it the most important message of our time.
The International Campaign to Stop Executions in Iran (www.stopexecution.net), Iranian Queer Organization (www.irqo.net) and EveryOne Group (www.everyonegroup.com) demand that the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran abolish the death penalty and punish the accused according to international human rights standards.
For EveryOne Group: Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro, Dario Picciau, Ahmad Rafat, Arsham Parsi, Salvatore Conte, Steed Gamero, Fabio Patronelli, Glenys Robinson, Aisha Ayari, Loredana Marano, Laura Todisco, Irene Campari, Alessandro Matta

For further information:
 stopexecution@gmail.com
www.stopexecutions.net

 arsham@irqo.net
www.irqo.net

www.everyonegroup.com
 info@everyonegroup.com
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Gypsy in Italy: Resolution of the European Parliament

malini, Pegoraro, Picciau, Robinson | EveryOne Group SENT TO THE EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY LAST SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, WITH THE SUPPORT OF EXPONENTS FROM THE ITALIAN RADICAL PARTY, A DOCUMENT/MOTION APPEALING FOR A STOP TO THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE GYPSY POPULATION IN ITALY. ON NOVEMBER 15 THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PUBLISHED THE RESOLUTION ON THE APPLICATION OF DIRECTIVE 2004/38/CE, “ANSWERING” ALL THE POINTS LISTED BY EVERYONE

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Drop the charges against Catherine Wilkerson

FYI | As a result of that protest, Dr. Catherine Wilkerson, a respected community physician who provides medical care to working-class people at a local clinic, was charged with two crimes stemming from an encounter with local and campus police. On Nov. 26, 2007, her trial is set to begin in Ann Arbor.

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Iran granted a pardon the young hoimosexual Makvan

Roberto Malini - Glenys Robinson - EveryOne | The petition for the life of Makvan and the “Flowers for Life in Iran Campaign” – promoted by Gruppo EveryOne and backed by Irqo, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International – have obtained a memorable result. “A sensational victory for human rights”, say Malini Pegoraro, Picciau (Gruppo EveryOne) and Paula Ettelbrick of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The Iranian judge who annulled the death sentence defined the previous sentence “a violation of Islamic precepts and human ethics”.

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MON 11/19- Philadelphia Action: 10,000 People Against "Stop & Frisk"!

Uhuru Solidarity Movement Philadelphia | STOP THE CRIMINALIZATION OF THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY!
NO VIGILANTISM • STOP POLICE BRUTALITY
Launching the Campaign: “10,000 People Against Stop and Frisk!”

What: Press Conference and Demonstration
When: Monday, November 19th 2007 at 12:00 Noon
Where: West side of City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
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Why We Don't Celebrate Thanksgiving

UhuruRadio.com | The show Solidarity, Not Charity will interview Kahentinetha Horn, a member of the Mohawk Nation, editor of Mohawk Nation News and long-time fighter for the rights of indigenous people this Sunday (11/18), 4pm U.S. Eastern time on UhuruRadio.com. more...  0 Comments

Calling international solidarity with the anti-fascist murdered by a nazi in...

anonim@ | [English-Français- Italiano-Deustch...] Calling international solidarity with the anti-fascist murdered by a nazi in Madrid

Recently nazy-groups' agressions have increased in Madrid, assaulting immigrants by daylight under total authorities' impunity. more...  1 Comments

Guerrero, México: Gobernador "de izquierda" desaloja protesta de profesores

cml-df | Tras meses de solicitar la instalación de una mesa de negociación, este día profesores recien egresados y estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa para profesores rurales, ocuparon pacíficamente el congreso del Estado de Guerrero en el sur de México. Las fuerzas policiacas mandatadas por un gobernador de extracción izquierdista, han realizado una brutal represión, con saldo de personas desaparecidas, detenidas, más de 200 heridas, una de ellas grave. more...  0 Comments

Housing Court: Groundbreaking Right to Counsel Bill Introduced in City Council

Denise R. Oliveira | City Council members Rosie Mendez and Alan Gerson introduced a bill today that aims to protect the rights of senior citizens when they are sued in housing court and cannot afford a lawyer. The Right to Counsel Bill would establish a right to counsel for low income senior citizens in eviction and foreclosure proceedings. If it passes, it will be the only place – outside of parental custody proceedings – where New Yorkers have a right to counsel in civil cases. more...  0 Comments

Torturing Palestinian Detainees

Stephen Lendman | Israel, like the US, condones and practices torture routinely more...  0 Comments

TODAY at NOON! Fight for Justice for Low Income Seniors

K. Franklin | The NYC Coalition for a Right to Counsel for Senior Citizens is asking the public to show up in large numbers for their RALLY at CITY HALL, TODAY at NOON to urge the city to establish a right to counsel for low-income seniors in housing court. more...  1 Comments

Glitterati at Leviev’s New York Gala Stunned by Palestinian Rights Protest

Adalah-NY | Over 100 well-dressed, well-heeled New Yorkers attending the invitation-only opening of diamond mogul Lev Leviev’s Madison Avenue jewelry store this evening appeared stunned and aghast to find their evening derailed by a noisy protest against Leviev’s construction of illegal West Bank settlements. Gala attendees set down their champagne glasses and gathered by windows to view the signs and Palestinian flags, and hear protesters’ chants.
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Expulsions Dropped for the Morton High School 25

R. Sand, Chicago IMC | Berwyn, IL 11/13/07 - In an abrupt turn-around, District 201 Superintendent Nowakowski takes expulsions off the table and sends most student protestors back to school tomorrow. more...  9 Comments

Delegación guatemalteca con destino Bruselas expulsada de España sin perdón

albedrio | La administración municipal examina ahora qué iniciativas tomar para evitar que hechos de este tipo se vuelvan a repetir. ¿ Evitar Madrid ? more...  0 Comments

Land is Freedom

NYCHRP | A Community Commemoration of the Hacienda Luisita Masacre of 2004

* Film Screening-- Sa Ngalan Ng Tubo/ In the Name of Sugar

* Film Screening-- Blood and Tears

* Testimonials from those who have visited Hacienda Luisita since the
massacre
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Greece: Simultaneous protests outside prisons in 8 cities

@ | Anarchists against prisons more...  0 Comments

NYPD SHOOT UP MENTALLY ILL BOY

GUSTAVO | NYPD SHOOT UP MENTALLY ILL BOY more...  3 Comments

Harlem: Not For Sale

K. Cyr | Several of the testimonials were directed toward Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University, who is the primary advocate for recklessly expanding institutional property into the historic neighborhoods of Harlem. more...  0 Comments

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