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Human Rights

Martin and Malcolm Alive in Today's Black Radicalism

Bill Fletcher Jr. | King concluded that it was not enough to win an end to formal segregation or even to win voting rights. For the last two to three years of his life he focused on the intersection of racial justice, economic justice (including his Poor People’s Campaign and support for unionization) and what we would now call global justice (specifically his courageous opposition to the Vietnam War) more...  0 Comments

CUBA: Repugnant lies and manipulation

posted by F Espinoza | ANSA on April 22.
"La Paz, April 22.— A commission of deputies are to investigate the case of Bolivian scholarship student who died in Cuba, and whose body was repatriated without several vital organs, including the brain."
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Community Groups in Harlem Protest Council Members Efforts to Gentrify Their Communities

Movement for Justice in El Barrio | The threat of community displacement and gentrification has been rearing its ugly head across all of Harlem. The three Council Members, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Robert Jackson, and Inez Dickens, who supposedly represent the three districts that make up Harlem: West Harlem, Central Harlem, and East Harlem, have banded together time and again to support gentrification and displacement. more...  1 Comments

Green Scare State Terrorism

Stephen Lendman | Targeting environmental and animal rights activists. more...  1 Comments

We Are All Sean Bell: Images of People's Justice, Part 1

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | "We Are All Sean Bell": Images of the People's Justice March that took the streets of Queens on Friday, April 25, 2008. The spark: The acquittal of the three cops who fired 50 shots into an unarmed Black man on his wedding day in 2007.
The demand: Justice for Sean Bell and All Victims of Police Brutality. Community Control of the Police.

(Part 2 coming soon with images from the breakaway march through Jamaica, Queens) more...  4 Comments

ALL SET FOR MAY 1 MARCH RALLY IN LA

Filipino Immigrant Network for Empowerment | In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the pressing problems of immigration by more than 12 million immigrants including 1.5 million Filipinos in the U,S, the Filipino Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) held a Press Conference at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 in preparation for the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles.

The FAIR press conference JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS was well attended by different immigrant rights, youth, student,World War II veterans and community advocates.

Some of the speakers in the press conference were Paolo Espiritu: FAIR convemor; Aquilina Soriano Versoza: PWC Executive Director; Arturo Garcia: JFAV and AJLPP deputy coordinator :Jollene Levid: Gabriela Network organizer; Tracy Lachica Buenavista: Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian American Studies, Cal State Northridge; Carmina Ocampo: UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Associatio; Anna Sterling: UCLA Samaha more...  0 Comments

IWW to March on May Day

Wobbly City | “We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old!” more...  2 Comments

Forced Displacement, Land Reclamation, and Corporate Power in Colombia

Eustaquio Polo / Saturday 26 April 2008 | Eustaquio Polo Rivera is Vice President of the Major Leadership
Council of the Curvaradó River Basin, Chocó, Colombia. He is an active
leader in his community's struggle for justice and food security, as
they fight to reclaim collectively-titled lands stolen and occupied by
oil palm plantations since the 1997 displacement of the region's
inhabitants at the hands of the US-funded Colombian military and
affiliated paramilitary death squads. Colombia has the second-largest
internally displaced population in the world; sixty percent of the
roughly four million dispossessed Colombians have been driven from
areas of "of mineral, agricultural or other economic importance,"
according to Amnesty International. For his advocacy and efforts to
help his community reclaim what is rightfully theirs, Mr. Polo has
received threats of assassination from paramilitaries reformed after
the purported "demobilization" process. more...  0 Comments

Latin America: the attack on democracy

John Pilger / Thursday 24 April 2008 | John Pilger argues that an unreported war is being waged by the US to
restore power to the privileged classes at the expense of the poor more...  0 Comments

Colombian gold miners under threat

Teófilo Acuña / Friday 25 April 2008 | Colombia is a dangerous place to be a trade unionist. Teofilo Acuña is
president of the mining federation of Sur de Bolivar, an area in which
violence and disappearances have escalated since the arrival of
multinational mining companies three years ago. AngloGold Ashanti and
its subsidiary Kedhada SA have legally frozen 3.7m hectares of
Colombian land and applied for mineral exploration. But the
communities of Sur de Bolivar live on a portion of this land and
survive on small-scale gold mining and subsistence farming. They are
engaged in a fierce struggle to defend their territory. more...  0 Comments

Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney Condemns Sean Bell Verdict

Skinny John | > Cynthia McKinney Writes on the Sean Bell Verdict more...  2 Comments

“50 Shots Equals Murder!” Sean Bell Supporters Take It to the Streets on Friday

John Tarleton | The march had finally stopped as people assembled in a small plaza located between several of the South Jamaica Houses to listen to speakers who climbed atop a childrens’ jungle gym. It was a surreal, almost cinematic moment, as an NYPD helicopter circled over the projects, its powerful spotlight moving across the crowd. Veteran revolutionary Carl Dix exhorted those present to change the world. “The system has no future!” He cried out to a roar of applause. “What has a future is revolution!” more...  2 Comments

The San Angelo Witch Hunts

sd | When was the last time the U.S. Government carted a whole community's children away? more...  5 Comments

March to Save Our Healthcare - May 9th 4:30pm

Coalition Against Privatization | Join the fight to prevent GHI-HIP from converting to a for-profit company - 4 million New Yorkers are at risk! more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Monday: Sean Bell Verdict Protest; Global Food Crisis

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, April 28, 2008, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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FAIR –PWC Press Conference Held April 26 for LA May 1 Mass Action

AJLPP-USA | In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the pressing problems of immigration by more than 12 million immigrants including 1.5 million Filipinos in the U,S, the Filipino Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) held a Press Conference at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 in preparation for the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles.

The FAIR press conference JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS was well attended by different immigrant rights, youth, student,World War II veterans and community advocates.

Some of the speakers in the press conference were Paolo Espiritu: FAIR convemor; Aquilina Soriano Versoza: PWC Executive Director; Arturo Garcia: JFAV and AJLPP deputy coordinator :Jollene Levid: Gabriela Network organizer; Tracy Lachica Buenavista: Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian American Studies, Cal State Northridge; Carmina Ocampo: UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Associatio; Anna Sterling: UCLA Samahang Pilipino at UCLA; Nimual A. Ornillo: USC Troy Philippines president; Joel Baustita: March 25th Coalition and MIWON. more...  0 Comments

Homeless Residents of New Orleans Wait for Help

Susan Hall | In New Orleans, 12,000 homeless persons are sleeping in cars, flooded out houses, abandoned buildings, emergency shelters and beneath freeway overpasses.
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Calls for Justice Are Loud in Sean Bell Case

NYC IMC | Following yesterday morning's announcement of Judge Cooperman's "not guilty on all counts" acquittal verdict of 3 of the 5 NYPD officers involved in the murder of Sean Bell, hundreds gathered in Queens to express their outrage more...  1 Comments

The conspiracy to divide Bolivia must be denounced

Todos con Bolivia | The process of changes in favor of the Bolivian majority is at risk of being brutally restrained. more...  0 Comments

Water Wars

Janet C. Phelan | This article goes into the legislative bulwark which prepared the way for the "water weapon." In addition, there have been other steps taken to ensure that this weapon maintain its "ultra-secret" status. more...  0 Comments

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