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Time to Question the ICE Raids

The Politics of Immigration | LA mayor Villaraigosa acts as if immigration raids on workplaces can be used to enforce wage and hour laws. They can't. If anything, they make it harder for workers to fight for their rights.
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National BDS Conference in Chicago, May 9-11 to target Apartheid Israel

CAAP | A National Conference on Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions will take place in Chicago (Illinois) from May 9-11. The purpose of the conference is to develop the strategies and tactics of a coordinated, national BDS campaign to target Israeli aprtheid; not to debate whether a national BDS campaign should be adopted. Accordingly, every representative of an attending organization must have the authority to vote on these matters and bind his/her organization to the resulting decision. The national conference is being organized by Chicagoans Against Apartheid in Palestine (CAAP) more...  0 Comments

Two Radio Reporters Murdered in Oaxaca

Sofia Jarrin | On April 7, two radio reporters from a community radio were ambushed in Putla de Guerrero, Oaxaca, and shot to death. Teresa Bautista Flores, 24, and Felicitas Martínez, 20, two women journalists working for La Voz que Rompe el Silencio (The Voice that Breaks the Silence), were murdered allegedly by paramilitary forces. Three other people were wounded in the shooting: Jaciel Vázquez, aged 3, and his parents. more...  2 Comments

The FBI's Terrorism in Puerto Rico

Juan Antonio Ocasio Rivera | The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continues its fascist attack against one of its oldest and most potent adversaries: the Puerto Rican independence movement.
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Brooklyn Event Commemorates Deir Yassin Massacre and Imagines a Just Future

Adalah-NY | Over 80 New Yorkers from diverse communities gathered last Saturday, April 5th in the Salam Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, which occurred on April 9, 1948. Speakers discussed the need to redress the human rights violations that Israel committed in 1948 as a step towards a just future. The audience included a blend of ethnic groups and faiths from around the city. The event, which featured talks by Muhammad Jaradat, a co-founder of the Badil Resource Center in Bethlehem, and Eitan Bronstein, Director of the Israeli organization Zochrot, was part of a year-long series of activities to celebrate the Nakbah, the Palestinian catastrophe.
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Video of April 2008 demonstration for Freedom of Assembly in London, England.

Doug | Following the first Days of Action in January and March, the Campaign for Free Assembly in London has now become a regular event on the first Saturday of every month.

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National Petition to End Sweatshops and Slavery in the Fields

mega | The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) - an organization of low-wage workers based in Immokalee, Florida - has launched a national petition campaign to demand that Burger King and other food industry leaders work with the CIW to improve the wages & working conditions of the workers who pick their tomatoes, and join with the CIW in an industry-wide effort to eliminate modern-day slavery & human rights abuses from Florida's fields.

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Colombia: ¿Nos están preparando para la muerte de Ingrid?

Miguel Suárez |
Una muy extraña situación esta configurando la oligarquía colombiana en torno a los prisioneros en poder de las Farc-EP y especialmente en torno a Ingrid Betancourt, que deja la sensación de que Uribe esta ambientando al pueblo colombiano y al mundo para la muerte de Ingrid Betancourt... more...  0 Comments

(4/12) Stand Up for Immigrant Workers Rights in Bergenfield, NJ

Greg Pason | Join Residents Against Racism and others as we rally in defense of immigrant workers and in opposition to the xenophobic "United Patriots" of America in Bergenfield NJ more...  2 Comments

INB 4/6/08: LA Area Warehouses Raided; Amtrak Arrests Protested

Weekly News update | Salvadoran immigrant Nemesio Hernández said he was arrested on Apr. 1 despite having valid Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Hernández explained his situation to the ICE agents but they threw him violently to the floor, handcuffed him and jailed him for seven hours, said his sister, Isabel Hernández. He was then released without so much as an apology. [La Opinión 4/3/08]
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Socialist Party USA (NYC) Upcoming Events

SP-USA (NYC) | THE SOCIALIST PARTY strives to establish a radical democracy that places people's lives under their own control - a non-racist, classless, feminist socialist society... more...  1 Comments

BTL:Iraqi Government Assault on al-Sadr's Militia Fails

Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http | BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary more...  0 Comments

Faith Based Groups Add Their Support to Prominent Union’s Platform for Change

Coaliton of Faith-based Groups | Faith based organizations from across the country have lent their support to a California union’s fight to keep the labor movement democratic. United Healthcare Workers–West (UHW–West) is involved in a major dispute with its international union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) over member involvement and democracy.

The UHW–West Executive Board, led by President Sal Rosselli, recently ratified a Platform for Change that outlines a strategy to build a democratic, member-run union with the mission of truly improving workers’ lives. The faith based groups supporting this effort believe that UHW-West’s platform is the best way to ensure that workers have a real voice in running their unions. “The absence of individual voice leads to a dictatorship, said Archbishop Eric Tan Ong Veloso. “That is the reason we support UHW-West leaders Sal Rosselli and Administrative Vice President Jay Valencia’s principled stand for the union and its members.”

Other faith community leaders who supports SEIU- UHW- West include: Rev. Brooke Rolston, retired pastor and member of the University Baptist Church, Seattle; Rev. Emilio E. Muller, Director of Latino Ministries, California Pacific United Methodist Church; Pastor Wilberd Viel, Trinity Seventh Day Adventist Church of West Covina; Ago Pedalizo, Ecumenical Fellowship for Justice and Peace-USA; Pastor Franco Arcebal, Mustard Seed Bible Study Group of Los Angeles; Fr. Rene De Guzman of the Sanctuary Movement in LA, Fr. Joe Tronco and Fr. Julian Gomilla, Simbayan Catholic Church; Elder Davis Um and Deacon Danny Espinosa, San Francisco Mission Presbyterian Church and Rev.Leandro Marcos, Rosewood United Methodist Church.

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Street Theatre for Single-Payer Healthcare

The Private Health Care Must Go! Coalition | Our street theatre includes a short skit that spells out the problem with our for-profit healthcare system and lays the blame where it belongs -- the greedy for-profit health insurance companies. more...  0 Comments

Tuesday, 7pm: Anarchist Forum on Government Repression

Anarchist Forum | On Tuesday, April 8, at 7:00pm, the Anarchist Forum will present a panel discussion on government harassment, intimidation, and repression of movement organizing and public dissent. more...  0 Comments

Teenagers organize South Bronx street vigil to end US torture at Guantanamo Bay

Christina Zawerucha | On the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination on Friday, April 4th, immigrant teens from Bronx International High School took to the streets with artwork, video projections, and nonviolent resistance to raise awareness
in the greater Bronx Community about illegal detentions and Human Rights violations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. more...  0 Comments

IN HONOR OF DR. NEMESIO PRUDENTE

AJLPP-USA | My family and I express sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Nemesio Prudente. We grieve his passing away. At the same time, we accept his well-deserved rest. We know that he has gone to a place of glory where he joins the patriots and heroes of the motherland. We honor him for his many achievements. We celebrate these as various speakers recount them.

He was an outstanding educator. He rose to the position of president of the Philippine College of Commerce and then the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. But most admirable of him was that he promoted and practised that type of education and life of action that is clearly, resolutely and militantly in the service of the Filipino people in their struggle for national liberation, democracy, social justice, development and peace. more...  0 Comments

Tomorrow: Badil and Zochrot on the Nakbah and Palestinian refugee rights

Adalah-NY | Please Join Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East, for a presentation by Mohammad Jaradat and Eitan Bronstein on the Nakbah (Palestinian Catastrophe) and the process of acknowledging the past of human rights abuses in Palestine and moving forward to a just future.
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Lynne Stewart's Long Struggle for Justice

Stephen Lendman | Police state America persecution more...  2 Comments

04-18: 4th Day of Solidarity with International Political Prisoners

nycjericho@riseup.net | The Jericho Movement is celebrating our Fourth Day of Solidarity with International Political Prisoners on April 18th. This day was called for by the Palestinians and we have an event every year as close to April 17th as possible. more...  0 Comments

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