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Against Despair

Eberhard Juengel | Faith and Bonhoeffer's distinction of faith and religion can keep us from despair. The human handshake can be a metaphor of God's strong hand. Parallel plural worlds exist. Fault-finding, fear-mongering, rampant apathy, vulgar materialism and normalized war can be overcome. more...  0 Comments

“Town Hall” Event Criticizes Bloomberg Administration’s Failed Homeless Policy

Alex Kane | The event, organized by Picture the Homeless, a grassroots organization led by homeless or formerly homeless people, consisted of different skits to highlight the often humiliating process that homeless people go through in order to get assistance, as well as a panel discussion. On the panel was Jessica Hurd of Citywide Task Force on Housing Court, and David Holmes, Dolores Williams and Abdul Sabur of Picture the Homeless. Letitia Ledan, an organizer trainee with Picture the Homeless, moderated the event. more...  1 Comments

Documentary "Nakba Dailies" w/producer Adam Shapiro Tuesday 7PM in Bay Ridge

Adalah-NY | Adalah-NY presents the new documentary film "Nakba Dailies," with Q&A with one of the film's producers, Adam Shapiro, Tuesday at 7 PM in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. "Nakba Dailies" ("Yumiat Al Nakba") is part one of the six-part series "Chronicles of the Refugee" ("Seerat Al-Laaji"), produced by Adam Shapiro, Perla Issa and Aseel Mansour.
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Guantanamo Protesters Sentenced

Felton Davis | Thirty-four of the 80 arrestees at the Supreme Court on January 11th, were convicted in a 4-day bench trial before Judge Wendell Gardner in DC Court, and sentenced to either probation or brief jail terms. more...  1 Comments

Updating Yassin's Struggle for Justice

Stephen Lendman | Yassin Aref's struggle for justice. more...  0 Comments

AL SHARPTON WILL JOIN CRITICAL MASS CYCLISTS ITO STOP CIVIL RIGHTS ABUSES

Times Up! | Tonight (5/30), cyclists will come together with Reverend Al Sharpton, Nicole Paultre-Bell, civil rights attorney Norman Siegel and others in the community outraged over the NYPD's attack on civil rights, for a pre-Critical Mass rally. more...  1 Comments

Memorial Meetings For Ka Bel Held in the US

AJLPP | A simple, solemn and intimate memorial meetings by Filipinos. Filipino-Americans and international solidarity allies were held in the cities of New York and Los Angeles in the United States last May 27 and 28 as Ka Bel was laid to rest in the Philippines. Other memorial meetings are also slated to be held in Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle next week.

Scores of activists from the Alliance-Philippines, Gabriela Network-USA and International solidarity groups like International ANSWER, Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), Justice for Filipino Americans (JFAV) and LAANE held the memorial meetings to pay their last respects to Ka Bel in Historic Filipinotown and Queens, New York.

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Human rights in The Philippines

by Pesante-USA | Human rights groups in Eastern Visayas attributed over 1,000 human rights violations to the military since 2001 during a hearing conducted by the House committee on human rights.

But the military denied the allegations and maintained that their personnel were not involved in human rights abuses.

The committee, composed of Representatives Lorenzo Tañada III, Saturnino Ocampo and Liza Maza, held a six-hour hearing on human rights violations in the region last Thursday.

The human rights group, Katungod-Sinirangan Bisayas, made a presentation on the alleged human rights abuses that included testimonies of the family members of the victims.

Lawyer Katrina Castillo, regional coordinator of the group, claimed that there have been 1,475 human rights violations committed by the military in Eastern Visayas since 2001, the year President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assumed office.

Out of this number, 108 involved extra-judicial killings, Castillo said. more...  0 Comments

Executive Signing Statements

Ann Ikemann | Pharaoh Bush - Let My People Go
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20 IWW Members Terminated at Flaum Appetizing

Worker Freedom | 20 IWW Members Terminated at Flaum Appetizing more...  4 Comments

CUBA propone: Una gran Operación Milagro

posted by F Espinoza | No hace falta mucho dinero, sino voluntad política. Podemos hacer mucho con poco. Pero juntos podríamos hacer mucho más. Hace falta una gran Operación Milagro: el milagro de la cooperación justa y solidaria... more...  0 Comments

Grand Rapids Starbucks Union and Spanish CNT Announce a Global Day of Action!

Worker Freedom | Grand Rapids Starbucks Union and Sevilla, Spain CNT have announced a Global Day of Action against Starbucks July 5th

Day to protest recent firing of CNT member in Spain and continuing anti-union discrimination in Grand Rapids more...  0 Comments

UAE representatives in NY affirm boycott of Israeli settlement-builder Leviev

Adalah-NY | Officials at the United Arab Emirates Mission to the UN affirmed their government’s commitment to boycotting the businesses of Israeli settlement-builder Lev Leviev in a meeting Tuesday afternoon with representatives from Adalah-NY and Jews Against the Occupation (JATO). Leviev is attempting to open jewelry stores in the Emirate of Dubai and to sell his diamonds there. The UAE officials promised to pass on to their government photos from Dubai, one taken on May 27th, showing that Leviev’s local partner Arif Ben Khadra is currently advertising and selling Leviev’s products in Dubai in defiance of the Emirate boycott policy. more...  8 Comments

Puerto Rican Macheteros warn of FBI onslaught

EPB | The Macheteros warned today that the FBI is preparing for arrests, kidnapings and even acts to "provoke the death" of independentistas and people’s activists.
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March Against Healthcare Privatization - This Friday!

Coalition Against Privatization | Join the movement to prevent GHI-HIP from converting to a for-profit company & jeopardizing the healthcare of 4 million policy holders, including 500,000 NYC workers (93% of the workforce) & retirees. more...  1 Comments

Fascist aggression against Bolivian peasants

Bolivia Action Solidarity Network | Bolivian peasants and Indigenous Peoples were attacked, kidnapped and humiliated by fascist shock groups that were trying to stop the arrival of Indigenous President Evo Morales Ayma. more...  0 Comments

INTERPOL in Colombia 3 + 3 = 8

Charlie Hardy | I have just finished reading INTERPOL's report on the computers that the government of Colombia says it found in an encampment of the FARC-EP on March 1. Reading the report I am once again fascinated with what experts can do with computers. But I am shocked that the world's best known detective agency cannot add three plus three...
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WNU #948: Cuban Dissidents Funded by Terrorist?

Weekly News Update | Alvarez is a longtime associate of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) "asset" Luis Posada Carriles. The US has charged that he smuggled Posada into the US in a shrimping boat in March 2005; his current prison sentence stems from apparent plans for armed attacks on Cuba.
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Lebanon: Writings on the Walls of Nahr al-Bared Camp

a-films | The anarchist film collective 'a-films' has just published another short film from North Lebanon. It documents many racist, sexist, humiliating and insulting graffiti that Lebanese soldiers had written on the walls of the houses in the destroyed Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared.
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PHR COMPLETES FORENSIC REVIEW OF MEXICAN INVESTIGATION INTO BRAD WILL"S DEATH

John | The International Forensic Program (IFP) of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) recommends a thorough and wider inquiry following its comprehensive forensic review of the ongoing investigation by Mexico's Attorney General (Procuraduria General de la Republica-PGR) into the October, 2006 death of 36-year-old American Brad Will. Will, a video-journalist for Indymedia.org, died of gunshot wounds while covering violent protests in the state of Oaxaca. At issue in this case is whether Will was killed by bullets fired at close range from within the crowd of protestors, or from a greater distance by paramilitary forces. At least 17 other reported deaths related to protests in Oaxaca since 1996 remain unresolved. more...  0 Comments

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