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Critical Mass is BACK!!! | Long lost bike event finds new youthful energy April 25, 2008 more...  17 Comments

Protest Saturday Columbia U's takeover of West Harlem

Carolyn Birden | Members of COALITION TO PRESERVE COMMUNITY and other groups are marching to fight Columbia University's Harlem expansion into West Harlem while veterans of the 1968 rebellion against the university's attempts to take over park land for its own use. The Students have been threatened with retaliation by the University. Members of the community want the veterans of 1968 to know that the issues they fought for are alive: CU is a real estate corporation, and Harlem is just another piece of property. more...  1 Comments

Meanwhile - NYC Critical Mass Report 4-26-08

roger m | Great ride, great after-party. more...  0 Comments

Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Nakbah - May 16th

NY/NJ Palestinian & Arab Community | 1948 - 2008: 6.8 Million Palestinian Refugees Denied a Homeland. JOIN THE PALESTINIAN AND ARAB COMMUNITIES OF NY AND NJ IN DEMANDING AN END TO THIS CATASTROPHE,
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MARCH!! MAY 1, 2008: International Workers' Day at 2pm in Chinatown

Betty Yu | May Day originated in the United States when native and immigrant workers united to fight for the 8 hour day. Today we are calling all workers to come together – not just to fight for survival, but to fight for better lives, and control over our time and our lives. Corporations reap billions off the backs of working people by pitting immigrant against citizen. At the same time, the government and elite call for strengthening of the Employer Sanctions Provision – a modern-day slave law – to create and expand the underclass of labor this law created. They are also pushing guestworker and legalization programs that will legalize a few, while criminalizing many more. We march to forge unity among immigrant and native born workers, and build a movement to make equal rights for all workers a national priority this year more...  4 Comments

GREECE: Workers on the strawberry crops violently repressed by the land-owners

imc Athens | One of the first immigrants' strike in Greece, against the humiliating salaries and the bad living conditions. Police and authorities backing the land-owners more...  0 Comments

Sean Bell Citizens Arrest PoPo (The Police) SpokenWord by EasternPhilosophyPoets

Kamal Imani & Ras Isatu | Citizens Arrest Po Po is a spoken word song reminding us to do what the Black Panthers suggested in the early 70's regarding police and system injustice! more...  0 Comments

Three Cops Acquitted In Killing of Sean Bell

NYC IMC | NEW YORK - Three detectives were acquitted of all charges Friday in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed groom-to-be on his wedding day, a case that put the NYPD at the center of another dispute involving allegations of excessive firepower. more...  11 Comments

Killer Cops Acquited - Protest today to demand justice for Sean Bell

John Brown | Breaking News - All 3 killer cops have been acquitted of the murder of Sean Bell.
Protest today - APRIL 25th at 5:30 pm @ the Queens DA's Office
125-01 Queens Blvd. (between Hoover Ave & 82nd Ave.)
E or F train to Union Turnpike more...  11 Comments

US Senate Passes Equity Bill, 96-1

AJLPP-USA | The US Senate began deliberation on S.1315 or the Filipino Veterans Equity Bill on April 22, 2008 and today, with a vote of 96-1, the bill was finally passed.

This bill is generally an omnibus bill enhancing benefits to most US veterans. The provision of S.57 was partly incorporated in S. 1315 which will afford the Filipino veterans in the US to receive the same benefits as those of their US veteran counterpart. Those who are residing in the Philippines shall receive a monthly special pension of $300/month if the bill is finally signed into law.

" We would like to thank the leadership of the Senators Inouye and Senator Akaka and all veterans advocates especially the youth for making it a possibility for this bill to pass. This is our long awaited desire to be recognized for all our sacrifices during World War II," said veteran leader Peping Baclig, National JFAV Coordinator..

Senator Inouye reminded legislators, in his very emotional speech today ,about the bravery of Filipino soldiers during the Bataan Death March. According to Inouye, "for their courage and contributions during World War II the Filipino veterans deserve to live in dignity and that passing the bill shall restore their honor."

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David Hicks - American concentration camp survivor.

Chris von Deutschburg | For over five years, David Hicks was tortured by the Bush administration at the American concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay. Tortured with the full knowledge and consent of the then Australian Howard Government. more...  0 Comments

VIDEO: A19 Philly Mumia Demo, featuring Veronica Jones

Hans Bennett | Check out this video! Lots of folks came out from NYC. more...  1 Comments

Colombia: El “Cóndor made in USA” acecha.

Lucy Roessler | Si durante la operación de masacre de Raúl Reyes y sus compañeros fueron empleadas bombas GBU-12 Paveway II u otras pudiera parecer irrelevante a estas alturas... more...  0 Comments

You are invited to Mountain Justice Summer 4

Vicente Rosa | Mountain Justice Summer Camp

May 17 - 23

Harlan County, Kentucky more...  0 Comments

4/26, 4/29: Immigration Events in Brooklyn & Suffolk

The Politics of Immigration | Two opportunities for serious discussions on immigration: What are the root causes? What's the impact on the economy? What does enforcement accomplish? more...  0 Comments


Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) | enator Gilbert Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on the United States Senate unanimous vote to proceed with a floor debate on S. 1315, the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act. Among other actions the bill would restore U.S. Veterans status and eligibility for Veterans Affairs (VA) disability pension benefits to Filipino Veterans serving in WW II. A final vote is expected today:

“Some would say justice deferred is justice denied. However justice is always welcomed, and is particularly rewarding in this case.
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Meet the Resistance: a speaking tour of mining-affected indigenous communities | With 50 percent of newly mined gold taken from Indigenous lands, the devastating effects of these mines stays far those who can afford the gold. Join speakers from three different aboriginal communities while they discuss their experiences organizing against the World's largest gold miner, Barrick Gold, and find out what you can do as a New Yorker to help them in their struggle. more...  0 Comments

Casilino 900: Urgent Appeal (Roma in Italy)

EveryOne Group | The persecution of the Rroms (Roma) in Italy: EveryOne Group and the Committee for the Rights of the Roma of Casilino 900 have launched an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights following a serious humanitarian emergency at the Casilino 900 camp, in Rome. more...  0 Comments

"We Will Not Be Moved": El Barrio Fights Back Against Globalized Gentrification

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Dawnay, Day may have gotten more than it bargained for in East Harlem, known as El Barrio to those who call it home. Here, the powerful multinational corporation has run into a different kind of power, the power of a community ready to defend its right to exist. more...  0 Comments

IWW Rally at Wild Edibles: Thursday, 1pm

NYC Wobbly | The court-ordered injunction barred the company from firing any employees involved in the class-action lawsuit for back wages. The company has since violated the injunction multiple times, and has fired a total of 11 union members since August 2007. Come send a clear message to the boss that dirty union-busting tactics will not be tolerated! more...  0 Comments

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