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VIDEO: Ramona Africa remembers the MOVE 9 trial

Hans Bennett | In this new interview (03/08), Ramona Africa talks about observing the MOVE 9 trial, before she actually became a member of MOVE. The video also features archival footage from the documentary "MOVE," made by Cohort Media, and narrated by Howard Zinn. more...  0 Comments

Letter-Writing Dinner! Tuesday, March 18th at 7pm at 1-2-3!

NYC ABCF | This coming Tuesday eat dinner and write letters! 7pm at 123 Tompkins. This week we're focusing on two of the newest prisoners in the ongoing wave of repression known as the greenscare: Marie Mason and Briana Waters. Both are activists and mothers separated from a daughter. We'll also be passing around birthday cards and participating in some action alerts for political prisoners. more...  0 Comments

ELIOT SPITZER SCANDAL HIGHLIGHTS THAT CURRENT POLICIES AROUND SEX WORK AND TRAF

Sex Workers Project | (New York City, March 14, 2008) – Eliot Spitzer resigned from his position as Governor of New York after being implicated in a prostitution scandal. The irony is that Mr. Spitzer’s office helped pass Anti-Trafficking Legislation in New York and specifically pushed through controversial provisions that we opposed, one enhancing penalties for clients of all prostitutes, and another that made trafficking into all sectors other than prostitution a lesser crime. As advocates for the protection, safety and human rights of sex workers and trafficked persons, we are not interested in Eliot Spitzer’s personal life. However, his resignation provides an opportunity to reflect on the counterproductive and moralistic policies that he supported as Governor.
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Yassin Aref's Struggle for Justice in Police State America

Stephen Lendman | Witch hunt prosecutions in America more...  0 Comments

Sex Workers Blow Spitzer a Farewell Kiss

SWANK, SWOP-NYC, PONY, Desiree Alliance | New York, NY - In the wake of former Governor Spitzer's resignation, sex workers and human rights advocates remain concerned about the representation and future of "Kristen" and other sex workers, who do not have the legal and social privileges that will be afforded to Mr. Spitzer. The identity of the sex worker implicated in this case has already been made public, a situation mirroring many a sex worker's worst nightmare. "Kristen's" exposure may entail not only bring her legal repercussions, but invasion of privacy, financial hardship and social opprobrium. more...  9 Comments

Colombia's Uprooted People: The Internal Displacement crisis in Colombia

WOLA (Washington Office in Latin America) | Political violence in Colombia has caused one of the world's worst internal displacement crises, with more than 4 million people uprooted over the past 20 years. Illegal armed groups have unleashed unprecedented violence to force people off their land and silence peaceful opposition to the violations. As a result, these illegal armed groups exercise social, political and economic control over vast tracts of the territory. March 12th, 3:30 PM at The Church of the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017 (Corner of 44th Street and 1st Avenue). more...  0 Comments

Queer. Gruppo EveryOne: Mehdi Kazemi is safe!

EveryOne Group | EVERYONE GROUP CELEBRATES WITH ITS ALLIES AND ANNOUNCES NEW HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNS
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G8 Bolzaneto July 2001: Italy’s Guantanamo Bay

Nessuno | INDYMEDIA - 12 March 2008. Genova: In a trial that has seen 209 victims, 392 witnesses and 23 defendants, The Bolzaneto G8 ‘Torture’ trial is finishing in a heated controversial ending.

Monday saw prosecutors Patrizia Petruzziello and Vittorio Ranieri rise to their feet again and delivered the final damning indictment against the Italian legal system and the 45 (reduced from 47) Carabineri, GOM Penitentiary police defendants who have been on trial since late 2005 in a judgment that ran into 1000 pages.
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New Book - Anthony McIntyre: "Good Friday - the Death of Irish Republicanism"

Ausubo Press | PRESS RELEASE

New York Prepares to Celebrate Everything Irish While a Small Press in
Chelsea Works to Remember All that Is Ireland.

Ausubo Press will publish Anthony McIntyre's "Good Friday, The Death
of Irish Republicanism."

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2008 -- more...  1 Comments

International Declaration in Defense of El Barrio

Movement for Justice in El Barrio | We have been fighting the effects of neoliberalism in our neighborhood and are seeking support from other groups and individuals. more...  1 Comments

Six IWW Workers Win $360,000 in Back Pay

460 Solidarity | IWW to picket Handyfat Trading in celebration of jury award for 6 fired workers of $360,000 in back pay! more...  2 Comments

Open documentaries on non-violent struggles in India

Loin_de_loeil | A filmmaker team propose to free the copyright of their documentaries about non-violent struggles in India more...  0 Comments

Threats From An FBI Agent

Sheikh Tarek Saleh | An Informant or FBI agent threatened me verbally that I am targeted by FBI and my life is in danger more...  0 Comments

URGENT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION

Committee to Free Mehdi (NYC) | Seyed Mehdi Kazemi is a twenty year old homosexual in imminent danger of being executed by the government of Iran for what they describe as the crime of sodomy. Mehdi fled from Iran in November 2005 for Britain and has since escaped to Holland. Dutch officials now intend to return him to Britain despite the fact that British officials have already rejected his claim for asylum. more...  2 Comments

NYC, March 15: Panel Analyzes Immigrant Rights Movement

The Politics of Immigration | "We want to focus on what activists can do to support immigrant community organizing, and what we can all do to start to chip away at anti-immigrant attitudes," says Guskin, who will be on the panel.
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Maurice Carney, Friends of the Congo on Radio Not Bombs!

Radio Not Bombs | Maurice Carney, Executive Director of Friends of the Congo on Binghamton's Radio Not Bombs, on Thursday 3/18/08 @ 4:30pm on www.whrwfm.org. Archives posted Friday on www.myspace.com/radionotbombs. more...  0 Comments

Las dos Cubas

envia F Espinoza | Los medios pueden manipular la realidad, pero no son capaces de crearla. more...  0 Comments

What they won't say about NAFTA and "Plan Mexico"

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HILLARY CLINTON and Barack Obama are waging rhetorical war on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)--the free trade deal shepherded through Congress and signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993. more...  0 Comments

13 organizations demand Waldorf-Astoria cancel "Friends of IDF" fundraiser

Adalah-NY | As thirteen organizations working for human rights, social justice, and peace, we demand that The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan rescind its agreement to host the March 18 fundraiser for “Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.” The Israeli military has been historically a flagrant violator of human rights and international law as demonstrated by last week’s attack on Gaza which killed over 100 Palestinians, the 2006 attack on Lebanon, and the 60-year assault on and dispossession of the Palestinian people.
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MEHDI, THE IRANIAN GAY REFUGEE WILL BE DEPORTED

EveryOne Group | MEHDI, THE IRANIAN GAY REFUGEE WILL BE DEPORTED TO THE UK FROM HOLLAND WITHIN THE NEXT 72 HOURS. EVERYONE GROUP REQUESTS URGENT MEETING WITH GORDON BROWN. more...  1 Comments

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