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Inequality and Equal Opportunity: A German Perspective

Uwe Jean Heuser | A fifth of Germans no longer believe the national economy is just. With false signals, false promises and false goals, politics kindles the feeling of injustice. The idea of equal opportunity turns out to be the grand delusion of Germany. The American dream is inverted into the German nightmare. The fear of descent has also intensified. more...  0 Comments

Parents Seek Answers in Brad Will's Death in Mexico

JESSICA BERNSTEIN-WAX | The parents of an American journalist slain in
southern Mexico said Wednesday they were unsatisfied with the progress
authorities have made in the case and will have outside investigators
review video footage and forensic evidence.
Bradley Roland Will, a 36-year-old journalist-activist from New York,
was killed in October 2006 while filming unrest in Oaxaca state, where
protesters had been fighting for months to oust Gov. Ulises Ruiz for
alleged electoral fraud. Will recorded video and wrote dispatches for
indymedia.org in the month before his death. more...  4 Comments

Mermaid Inn Drops Wild Edibles Over Labor Concerns

Brandworkers International | Noted seafood restaurant Mermaid Inn will cease all purchases
from Wild Edibles until the dispute with workers there is resolved.
The Brandworkers Focus on the Food Chain initiative is providing
comprehensive legal and advocacy support to the workers. more...  0 Comments

Thur Feb 28 7PM "From 9066 to 9/11" America's Concentration Camps

Day of Remembrance | Thursday February 28 7PM NYC
Film Screening/Discussion
"From 9066 to 9/11"
from Japanese-American Internment in WW 2 to Attacks on Arabs, Muslims, South Asians Today post 9/11

here's the weblink for more info on the film
 http://www.janmstore.com/230407.html

FREE! please forward widely!

at 339 Lafayette Street 3rd Floor (ring buzzer #11) A.J. Muste Institute (between Bleecker & Bond) Manhattan/NYC #6 to Bleecker, F/V to Broadway/Lafayette
no elevator, there are bathrooms in building, vegan refreshments potluck

 NikkeiHumanRights@yahoo.com more...  1 Comments

Cuba: Freedom, Dignity and Solidarity

posted by F Espinoza | Cuba: Freedom, Dignity and Solidarity more...  3 Comments

NYPD Officers Who Killed Sean Bell Start Trial

NYC IMC | Check out NYC IMC's exclusive coverage of the Sean Bell case below. more...  0 Comments

WNU #936: 5 Killed in Peru Trade Protests, Puerto Rican Teachers Walk Out

Weekly News Update | On Feb. 20, US ambassador Peter Michael McKinley spoke out in favor of the Peru trade pact. It would "establish modern systems of trade regulation and design a discipline which will improve Peru's competitiveness and promote its prosperity," he said more...  0 Comments

A COMMUNITY BENEFIT DINNER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PHILIPPINES

NYCHRP |
Please join the Filipino community of New York and peace-loving citizens in welcoming Edith Burgos, mother of missing Filipino activist Jonas Burgos, and widow of the late Filipino press freedom-fighter Joe Burgos (We Forum & Malaya). Ms. Burgos will be kicking off her month-long national US speaking tour with a dinner party in the heart of the Filipino community of Woodside. more...  0 Comments

homeless in Brazil in fight

zapa | 4 years in the fight for the popular cover more...  0 Comments

COLOMBIAN SOLIDARITY FROM OZ TO THE WORLD

disobedient worker | Nine Sydney residents gathered under the Harbor Bridge today, to discuss the crisis in Colombia and play fútbol. The Australians, German, New Zealander, Argentine and Colombian have come together to discuss the political situation of Colombia particularly the serious oppression experienced by the left. more...  0 Comments

Stop FTA in Peru

Blue | Stop the violent repression! A call to Repeal the Peru FTA! Take action immediately! more...  0 Comments

Gypsies in Italy: a disperate appeal

EveryOne Group | EveryOne Group and other human rights associations are launching a desperate appeal to the international institutions asking them not to ignore the effects of a vast and ruthless racist campaign. more...  0 Comments

Fidel Castro: Who wants to be in the Garbage Dump?

posted by F Espinoza | Today, by mere chance, I remembered that the OAS still exists, when I read a cable posted on the Internet which contained an article by Georgina Saldierna, published in La Jornada, titled “Insulza rules out the possibility of re-admitting Cuba into the OAS”. No one even remembered the OAS. Note how retrograde this line of reasoning is. more...  12 Comments

Potential Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods

Stephen Lendman | The dangers these foods pose to human health. more...  0 Comments

Israel's Asian eateries go on spring roll strike

Worker Freedom | JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Asian restaurants went on a one-day spring roll strike on Tuesday in protest over government plans to rid kitchens of foreign chefs, and said sushi and noodles would be the next items off the menu.

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MOVE 9 Parole Hearings set for April

Hans Bennett | Almost 30 years after the Aug. 8, 1978 police siege on MOVE's West Philadelphia home, the remaining eight prisoners are eligible for parole. Phil Africa is asking for people to write letters of support to The Parole Board. more...  0 Comments

Leviev asks Academy Award stars to wear diamonds tainted by human rights abuses

Adalah-NY | Lev Leviev, the Israeli settlement builder and diamond mogul who has been accused of supporting human rights abuses in Angola, Burma, New York City and Palestine, is lending his jewelry to some attendees of the 80th annual Academy Awards this Sunday. Human rights campaigners from Adalah-NY have pledged to contact Academy Award organizers and attendees to voice their concerns over Leviev’s involvement.
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Fidel Castro: What I wrote on Tuesday 19

posted by F Espinoza | That Tuesday, there was no fresh international news. My modest message to the people of Monday, February 18 had no problem being widely circulated. I began to receive news from 11:00 a.m. The previous night I slept like never before. My conscience was at rest and I had promised myself a vacation. The days of tension, with the proximity of February 24, left me exhausted. more...  0 Comments

Fidel Castro: Lo que escribí el martes 19

envia F Espinoza | Ese martes no hubo noticia internacional fresca. Mi modesto mensaje al pueblo, del lunes 18 de febrero, no tuvo dificultad para divulgarse con amplitud. Desde las 11 de la mañana comencé a recibir noticias concretas. La noche anterior había dormido como nunca. Tenía la conciencia tranquila y me había prometido unas vacaciones. Los días de tensión, esperando la proximidad del 24 de febrero, me dejaron exhausto. more...  0 Comments

Celebrate International Sex Worker Rights day with SWANK & SWOP-NYC, March 3rd

SWANK & SWOP-NYC | When: Monday March 3, 7 to 9 pm Where: Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012 (Use Entrance on Thompson St) Cost by donation for dinner: $3 to $15 depending on what you can afford (no one turned away) Food will include vegan and vegetarian options. more...  0 Comments

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