Immigration News Briefs | US immigration authorities say they will no longer involuntarily sedate detainees without a court order. The policy change follows lawsuits by detainees who say they were drugged as agents tried to deport them. more... 0 Comments
Center for Constitutional Rights | Recent restrictions on abortion rights and access to contraception at the federal and state levels, including the Supreme Court’s recent decision concerning the federal abortion ban, have further rolled back women’s right to self-determination. In the face of these persistent attacks on our rights, what strategies and analysis are useful in our work to try to defend and advance the struggle for women’s ability to control their reproduction? This event brings together activists, attorneys and allies to discuss victories and set-backs in the fight for reproductive rights. more... 0 Comments
Ulrike Knofel | 900 million people on earth live under dramatically adverse conditions today. Where are the celebrity architects who are interested in fighting poverty? more... 0 Comments
Doug | Unauthorised demo in London, England, against SOCPA legislation which criminalises freedom of expression and freedom of assembly within a zone around Parliament. This legislation is currently under review and fears are that it might be extended.
Black Diamonds Documentary Movie | Filmmaker Catherine Pancake recently announced that her documentary film, Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight For Coalfield Justice (2006) will have its New York City premiere at the prestigious “Documentary Fortnight” series” at the Museum of Modern Art on February 14th, 2008. The MoMA series showcases 32 nonfiction films and videos from around the globe that address a range of contemporary national and international issues. Pancake is a native of the state of West Virginia and now resides in Baltimore, MD. more... 0 Comments
Renee Feltz | Safiya Allette, an undocumented Trinidadian immigrant, endured five years of escalating abuse from her husband as she waited for him to file paperwork that would allow her to become a U.S. citizen. He never did. more... 0 Comments
Alex Kane | Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) intake facility for homeless families in the Bronx was home to the “sleep-out” protest Dec. 13 against the Department of Homeless Services’ policy of denying people emergency shelter. Frigid temperatures did not keep homeless families, community leaders and activist groups from voicing opposition to the Department of Homeless Services (OHS) policy in the form of a candlelight vigil, defiant chants and a press conference. more... 0 Comments
Hoipolloi Cassidy | A French support group for immigrants claims American officers brutally beat an immigrant being deported to Africa. more... 0 Comments
NYCLU | The New York Civil Liberties Union calls on Gov. Eliot Spitzer to protect American values and reject the federal Real ID Act – a law that would create the first national identification system in American history and endanger New Yorkers’ privacy rights. more... 0 Comments
Worker Freedom | A series of emails by Starbucks Corp. managers sheds light on the company's efforts to thwart union organizing among its baristas.
Worker Freedom | A Manhattan federal judge has ordered a New York City seafood purveyor not to retaliate against workers who are suing the company for allegedly violating state and federal labor laws. more... 0 Comments
posted by F Espinoza | Call for Notorious Terrorist to be put on FBI Most Wanted List and Arrested more... 1 Comments
NYCLU | The New York Times, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a group of 21 academics from across the country plan to file briefs in support of the New York Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s refusal to disclose an electronic database detailing police stops of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, most of whom were black and Latino. more... 3 Comments
Indigenous Dialogue | Free Leonard Peltier in 2008!
Diane Krauthamer | Join historian Peter Cole and local organizers for a night of short films and discussion on current and historical organizing efforts with the Industrial Workers of the World.
Latin America Solidarity Coalition | This statement is issued by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico in their struggle for independence and against the use of the Grand Jury process as a weapon of intimidation. more... 1 Comments
NYCLU | The New York Civil Liberties Union has launched an advocacy department to lead public advocacy campaigns to defend and promote civil rights and civil liberties throughout the state. more... 3 Comments
Hussein Al-alak, The Iraq Solidarity Campaign | Angered by the actions, it has been reported that Caesar opened fire on the US troops and killed two soldiers and a captain but now, like many other Iraqi’s in the “democratic” country, Caesar is languishing in a Government prison, although his actions have not gone unnoticed.
NYCLU | This Friday, Jan. 11, the NYCLU, ACLU and other human rights groups join together to call on all people opposed to torture and indefinite detention to wear ORANGE to symbolize their sadness and disgust with the national shame that is Guantanamo Bay. more... 0 Comments
Mumia Abu-Jamal | Alberto K. Fujimori (once affectionately nicknamed 'El Chino' for his Asian features) faces a slew of criminal charges stemming from his years in power as president.
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