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Demonstration to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia this Saturday (4.19)!

Aman Gill | Last month, Philadelphia's Federal 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed Mumia's frame-up conviction for murdering a Philadelphia cop. The judicial system leaves him only the options of execution or life in prison. A range of organizations have called a demonstration to stop this intended legal lynching. Come out to Philadelphia's Federal Building (6th and Market) this Saturday at 11am and join the rally to free Mumia! more...  0 Comments

Join Robina Suwol at the Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo 2008

Whole Children , Whole Planet | Two-Day Event Features Exhibits, Special Events and Family Fun!
Three Stages, Natural Foods, Celebrities, Experts and Interactive Performances

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Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part II

Stephen Lendman | Part II of Hallward's superb book on Haiti. more...  0 Comments

Fascist Threat Against Demonstrators for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Freedom

Kevin Gilroy, Partisan Defense Committee | Fascists of the Keystone State Skinheads and Maryland Skinheads are reportedly planning a provocation against the April 19 demonstration in Philadelphia for death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The demonstration is protesting the federal appeals court decision that reaffirmed Mumia's frame-up murder conviction. This fascist threat underscores the need to mobilize labor contingents for the April 19 demonstration in Philadelphia demanding Mumia’s immediate freedom. For more information: www.partisandefense.org more...  0 Comments

Earth Day Benefit for Oregon's Ancient Forests & Daniel McGowan

Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan | This Friday, April 18th, 8pm
$7-10 suggested donation
1087 Broadway (btwn. Lawton & Dodworth) Map
Upstairs (ABOVE the venue Goodbye Blue Monday) J to Kosciusko
Bushwick, Brooklyn
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INB 4/11/08: Virginia Resort Raided, NJ Suit Challenges Raids

Weekly News Update | ICE agents ordered children out of their beds, shouted obscenities, shoved guns into residents' chests, and refused to allow them to call their lawyers. In the case of plaintiff Maria Argueta, a legal resident, agents lied to get into her home and then refused to even to look at her immigration papers proving her status. Detained at 4:30 in the morning, she was held for 24 hours without food or water. more...  0 Comments

April 18, 2008: 4th Day in Solidarity with International Political Prisoners

nycjericho@riseup.net | This is a not-to-be-missed event. We will have updates on Palestine, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Leonard Peltier, Basque Political Prisoners. The homage to the comrades who have passed will be moving. Get your books by Chrystos signed by the author! This is also the last chance to see and purchase artwork by political prisoner Tom Manning! more...  0 Comments

Armed FBI agents harass PR Independence Activist THIS MORNING

FREE PUERTO RICO NOW | Armed FBI agents this morning harassed an activist in the Puerto Rican independence movement, showing up at his home heavily armed and attempting to intimidate him more...  1 Comments

BREAKING: Native protest against hog-farm development attacked by police

Prophecy | There is a protest going on right now as we speak in Marty, South Dakota home of the Ihanktowan aka Yankton Sioux. There have been multiple arrests, including minors, as protesters seek to block front loader bulldozers from breaking ground on a new pig farm that will be occupied by thousands of pigs and their waste near a Head Start Program filled with Native children. more...  0 Comments

United-Front Protests Demand Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Immediate Freedom

Kevin Gilroy, Partisan Defense Committee | All out for united-front mobilizations called by the Partisan Defense Committee under the slogans: “Mumia Abu-Jamal Is Innocent! Free Mumia Now! Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!” Oakland, Toronto and London on April 19; Sydney on April 23; Mexico City on April 24; Chicago and Los Angeles on April 26. For more information: www.partisandefense.org more...  0 Comments

Friday! Benefit for Daniel McGowan and Pacific Northwest Old-Growth Forests

@ friend | Among the bands performing will be:
Your 33 Black Angels (Ol' time rock 'n roll, but this ain't Bob Segar)
your33blackangels.xbuild.com
Darren Deicide (Roots music to keep you moving) darrendeicide.com
Oogle Orphanage (If it was easy to describe, they wouldn't be playing
it)
The Forthrights (Think Desmond Dekker Meets Toots & The Maytals, only
younger) myspace.com/theforthrights
Shit Lovin' Angels (Streetwise punk with a heart of gold)
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Ester Soriano-Hewitt, Filipina Community Activist, 62

AJLPP-USA | The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) with deep sorrow condole with family and friends of Ester Soriano-Hewiit who passed away last April 3, 2008, three day short of her 62nd birthday..

Ester Soriano-Hewitt was one of the founders of the National Committee for the Restoration of Civil Liberties in the Philippines (NCRCLP) in San Francisco in 1972. On the very weekend that martial law was declared by dictator Marcos in Philippines.

She later headed the NCRCLP Chapter in Los Angeles that later become a leader of the Alliance for Philippine Concerns (APC). She recruited notable personalities like Dr. Enrique and Prosy Dela Cruz, Eric Lachica and countless others.

Under Ester’s able leadership they led the NCRCLP and the APC to countless demonstrations and rallies infront of the LA Philippine consulate against the US-Marcos-dictatorship until it was toppled in February 1986. more...  0 Comments

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Louise Arbour under attack over Rwanda role

whispurrs | When Louise Abour announced she was stepping down from the post of UN Human Rights Commissioner after only one term many who knew her were surprised and puzzled. Now with the explosive allegations emerging concerning her time as Chief Prosecutor of the Rwanda Tribunal, many think they now understand the reasons for her resignation.... more...  0 Comments

Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part I

Stephen Lendman | A superb history of recent Haitian history. more...  0 Comments

JFAV Letter to The President of the Philippines

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) | We, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), are addressing the Philippine government’s actions affecting our campaign for the Filipino-American Veterans who have fought in World War II and were denied their promised benefits fighting under the American regime. We commend the Philippine government’s efforts in lobbying for the Filipino Veterans to gain their benefits that they were denied at the end of World War II, especially from Ambassador Willy Gaa and Consul General Mary B. Aragon Seeing this support from our mother country, in addition to the growing support from our fellow Americans of different ethnic heritages, gives us motivation to push forward with this campaign of obtaining the benefits promised to the Filipino WWII Veterans as well as for reunification for their families. However, we are gravely concerned with the government's recent activities of selling federal institutions, especially the National Veterans' Memorial Hospital, to private developers in order to carry out Executive Orders 620 and 620-A, which call for the development of the East and North Triangles and the Veterans' Memorial area of Quezon City. We find it very ironic how our government, who has invested such efforts into our cause, can sell the National Veterans Memorial Hospital – an act that conflicts a stance set from the previous action. This hospital is a gift from the American government, to tend especially to the health needs of the Filipino Veterans.
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WNU #943: Colombian Campesino Murdered, Haitian Protests Spread

Weekly News Update | In February 2006 the Corporación Jurídica Libertad (Legal Freedom Corporation) asked the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to step in and seek guarantees from the Colombian government for the protection of threatened community leaders and residents of eastern Antioquia, including Ciro. more...  0 Comments

The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal: an interview with author J. Patrick O’Connor

Hans Bennett | In his new book, O’Connor argues that Abu-Jamal was clearly framed by police, and that the actual shooter was a man named Kenneth Freeman. O’Connor criticizes the local media, who, he says “bought into the prosecution’s story line early on and has never been able to see this case for what it is: a framing of an innocent and peace loving man.” more...  0 Comments

The De-Stabilization of NYC (Indypendent)

Bennett Baumer | After a pair of legislative victories in the New York City Council penalizing landlord harassment and protecting Section 8 tenants, the housing movement hopes to continue its luck in the political muck that is state government. The Real Rent Reform Campaign seeks to stem the slow and steady erosion of the rent stabilized housing stock through vacancy decontrol. more...  0 Comments

Remembering MLK 40 Years Later (Indypendent)

John Tarleton and Jessica Lee | King was cut down by a sniper’s bullet on April 4, 1968. He was 39. Summing up his life two months earlier, King said, “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice … I won’t have any money to leave behind. I won’t have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. I just want to leave a committed life behind.”

Forty years later, people continue to fight for social justice in the streets, courtrooms, classrooms and through personal growth and introspection. more...  0 Comments

Anti-CNN.com: Chinese Cyber Activists Counter Attack Western Media Bias on Tibet

Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network | This is a webpage created by Chinese cyber activists in China and aorund the World to counter attack Western media bias on Tibet. They are not associated with any government officials. The webpage are not against the western media, but against the lies and fabricated stories in the media.The webpage are not against the western people, but against the prejudice from the western society. more...  13 Comments

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