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23 Theses on the Unconditional Basic Income

Theophil Wonneberger | Without vision the people perish. Basic unconditional income like community centers could restore public spirit and interdependence. It would be liberation from work coercion, the work religion and commodification of life. The anti-social or capital offensive leaves people mere consumers or cogs in the machine and represses our gifts, talents, desires and social health. more...  0 Comments

Israeli Apartheid Week in New York opens tonight

Organizers of Israeli Apartheid Week | ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK OPENING PANEL: 60 YEARS OF EXILE
Monday, February 4th
7:00 PM, Church of the Village, 201 West 13th St. at 7th Avenue

Azmi Bishara (by video from South Africa), head of the Tajamu' party, exiled member of Israeli Parliament
Jamil Dakwar, former Senior Attorney for Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Musa Al-Hindi, Al-Awda: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
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NYC FORUM ON REPRESSION AGAINST ZAPATISTAS

Movement for Justice in El Barrio | Ernesto Ledesma from the Chiapas based CAPISE will join Movement for Justice in El Barrio and share how the Mexican government is waging an escalating low intensity warfare against the Zapatista communities.

Movement will also present the New York Premiere of "One Big Train Called The Other Campaign", a new documentary filmed by the Zapatista communities on the Zapatista initiated national Mexican movement that they are a part of.

The event will also be the NYC book launch of the new collection of Zapatista communiques entitled, "The Speed of Dreams". more...  1 Comments

VIDEO: This government, using corporate media, is going to murder...

Journalists for Mumia | The new video features a shortened slide show presentation of the newly discovered crime scene photos taken by press-photographer Pedro Polakoff, as well as Pam Africa, David A. Love, Linn Washington Jr, and Dave Lindorff. Also interesting is the exchange between the Reuters journalist covering the press conference, and the panel, as he questions them about why it took so long for the photos to emerge publicly as they are now. Later that day, his article was published as "Abu Jamal backers say new evidence merits retrial". more...  0 Comments

Urgent Campaign: Save Sulukule. Sign Now!

EveryOne Group | Just when the appeals of the 3000 Rroms of Sulukule (direct descendants of the Rrom community that arrived in Turkey in the 11th Century and settled there in the 15th ) seemed to be getting nowhere and the town authorities had already planned the clearance of the historical district for early February 2008, the “Save Sulukule” petition has reawakened a great deal of attention towards the case.

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Hillary Clinton was silent when her husband esecuted a retarded man and 3 other

S.N.S. |
Hillary Clinton was silent when her husband esecuted 4.. was silent when her client WalMart gave a glass ceiling to women, when they unionbusted, when she invested in cattle futures (those cows had no future), when she helped Don Tyson become the nation's biggest butcher.. his corporation skinning animals alive in Washington State See also her appalling record on animal rights  http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/02/390560.html more...  0 Comments

Rooftop Cop Shot Leaves Hole in Bed Stuy (Indypendent)

Renee Feltz | Four years after the police shooting of Timothy Stansbury Jr., the unarmed African-American teenager’s death serves as a harsh reminder of officer impunity. more...  0 Comments

50-Shot Cops Duck Jury Trial in Sean Bell Case (Indypendent)

Erin Thompson | More than a year after Sean Bell was killed by a barrage of police bullets on the night before his wedding, the chance for justice in his case remain uncertain. After a 10-minute hearing on Jan. 25, State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Cooperman agreed to a request by the three police officers indicted in Bell’s shooting to hold a bench trial in their case, sparing them from having to face a jury trial. The decision came just two days after an appeals court turned down a request by defense lawyers to move the trial outside of New York City. more...  1 Comments

Press Release: Act Against Iraq Poverty

Iraq Solidarity Campaign (Baghdad section) | The Iraq Solidarity Campaign has repeatedly warned both Iraqi and Western governments about the growth of poverty in Iraq more...  0 Comments

FQSN-USA Protests The Arrest and Torture of Randall Echanis, KMP Leader

FQSN-USA | The First Quarter Storm Network -USA through its national coordinator Prof. Guillermo Ponce De Leon today strongly condemns the illegal arrest of and torture of Mr. Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general and founder of the First Quarter Storm Movement in the Philippines.

The Arroyo regime’s police agents arrested Echanis on January 28 at Bago City, Negros Occidental. He was to attend a conference of agricultural workers in preparation for a national rural congress

Echanis lawyer protested the deception perpetrated by the PNP when they transferred Echanis to Cebu and then to Leyte. His family and lawyers protested the mental torture Echanis suffered on the way to Cebu and Leyte.

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AJLPP Protests The Arrest of Randall Echanis, KMP Leader

AJLPP | The AJLPP through its national coordinator Mario Santos today strongly condemns the illegal arrest of Mr. Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general and a member of the NDFP Reciprocal Working Committee (RWC) on Social and Economic Reforms (SER), by the Arroyo regime’s police agents yesterday at Bago City, Negros Occidental.
The AJLPP considered the arrest of Echanis a big blow against the cause of peace.
Mr. Echanis was arrested by the PNP in Bago City while he was to attend a conference of agricultural workers in preparation for a KMP national rural congress. Negros is one the KMP’s strongest base where the National Federation Sugar Workers (NFSW) is based. He was flown by the PNP with haste to Hilongos , Leyte where he was detained
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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SLAMS WEST

Thomas Riggins | US and Europe support tyrants and call them democratic if they serve Western interests more...  0 Comments

Demonstrate for JUSTICE For Suharto's Victims, Friday Feb. 1

ETAN | When: Friday, February 1, 1 pm - 2 pm

Where: Indonesian Consulate, 5 E. 68 St., Manhattan, New York City
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The Antithesis of Ethics

posted by F Espinoza | On the day when hundreds of intellectuals coming from every continent are meeting in Havana to take part in an International Conference for World Equilibrium on the date of José Marti’s birth, on that same day, by some strange quirk, the President of the United States spoke... more...  0 Comments

Grisham's Eyes Opened With Help Of Dennis Fritz On Death Penalty Cases

Barbara's Journey Toward Justice | It was Ron Williamson’s obituary in the Dec. 9, 2004, issue of The New York Times that caught attorney and author John Grisham’s eye. more...  0 Comments

Grand Jury Postponed- No Picket Friday

Resist Grand Juries | We are writing to notify everyone that the Grand Jury case
has been postponed indefinitely, meaning there is no
set date for the next hearing but the subpoenas have
not been dropped. more...  0 Comments

VOTE PSL in 2008: End the Criminal Israeli Blockade of Gaza Now!

votepsl | The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. The La Riva/Puryear presidential campaign demands an immediate lifting of the Israeli blockade, an end to U.S. aid to Israel and self-determination for the Palestinian people. The candidates joined the emergency protests to "End the Israeli Siege of Gaza" that book place across the country on Jan. 25-26. more...  3 Comments

Stop "Plan Mexico"! Public Service Announcement, on YouTube, 3.5 minutes

Friends of Brad Will | Plan Mexico was hatched by Presidents
Bush and Calderon without any consultation from the US or Mexican
congresses.

Officially known as the Merida Initiative, Plan Mexico,is immediately
likened to the failures and violence of Plan Colombia that has led to an
increase in human rights violations and cocaine production.

Stopping Plan Mexico has been named by the Center for International
Policy as one of the top three challenges to protect attempts to build more
just and peaceful societies in Latin America. more...  0 Comments

FORUM FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO

AJLPP |
The 2008 Immigration Forum called “Preparing the Fields to Plant the Seeds” was held last Saturday, January 26, 2008 from 12: 00 to 5:00 PM at the Mission Presbyterian Church at 3261 23rd St. in downtown San Francisco, CA. The immigration forum discussed the Dream Act, the Sanctuary Movement, the Kennedy-McCain Proposals and anti-immigrant bashing in the United States. They also discussed the roots and causes of imm9gration. The forum was sponsored by the Faith in the Movement Coalition (FMC) composed by Manos Unidas Community Center of the Mission, Alliance For A Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP), Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) Damayan New York-New Jersey, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, JAC of the Presbyterian Church of the USA, KM Pro People Youth, Grace Urban Ministries and the Mission Presbyterian Church. more...  0 Comments

Israeli Restaurant Workers Strike for Union Rights at Coffee Bean

Worker Freedom | Israeli Restaurant Workers Strike for Union Rights at Coffee Bean more...  0 Comments

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