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NY PHILIPPINE DAY PARADE HARASSED BY NYPD

NAFCON | Approximately 100 parade marchers from the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) and BAYAN USA were met with repetitive harassment by the New York Police Department (NYPD) and security forces of the Philippine Independence Day Celebration (PIDC) Committee last Sunday during the annual Philippine Independence Day Parade. The joint contingent was projecting issues of the rice crisis in the Philippines and protesting the local commercialization of the annual Philippine Independence Day parade and fair along Madison Avenue. Constant harassment from the NYPD, in connivance with the PIDC organizing committee and Philippine Consulate, ended with the arrest of two members of the Filipino community fraternity, Kapatirang Pilipino, or Kappa Pi.
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Adalah-NY Statement On Sunday's Salute To Israel Protest

Adalah-NY | Members of Adalah-NY: The Coalition For Justice In the Middle East were shocked at the unprecedented levels of hatred and racism on display at the "Salute to Israel Parade" on Sunday, June 1st in Manhattan. Adalah-NY organized one of a number of contingents of protesters that converged on 5th Avenue between 58th and 59th streets. more...  0 Comments

July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty & Social Change

A July delegation for students and folks in t | By Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY

10-day trip to Venezuela (July 11-21) examining advances in food sovereignty and other initiatives for social change. Meet with farmers, community leaders, and government officials. Sightseeing and visits to some of the country's beautiful natural areas will also be included. Anyone interested should email cbalbertolovera@ gmail.com as soon as possible. Space is limited. **For students and folks in their 20's-30's **

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Labor for Palestine: New Flyer for Emergency NYC Picket -- Thursday, June 5

New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW) | "As someone who lived in apartheid South Africa and who has visited Palestine I say with confidence that Israel is an apartheid state. In fact, I believe that some of Israel's actions make the actions of South Africa's apartheid regime appear pale by comparison." --Willie Madisha, President, Congress of South African Trade Unions, June 6, 2006 more...  0 Comments

Thurs. 6/5, Support Fired/Locked Out Flaum Workers

John Cronan Jr | Recently, 20 union workers at Flaum Appetizing were terminated in an attempt to break the union. We call on all supporters to join us in a protest at Flaum. Let's show them that they cannot violated workers' rights with impunity, and demand unconditional reinstatement of all union workers. more...  0 Comments

Workers walk off MGM Mirage Dubai World CityCenter Site in Protest

MGM Mirage Dubai World CityCenter Constructio | Union leaders: We’ll picket until contractor meets demands for increased safety more...  0 Comments

Joy of Resistance multicultural feminist radio Thursday

Joy of Resistance | Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio returns to the airwaves of WBAI radio on Thursday, June 5, at 11 am.
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Labor for Palestine: Emergency NYC Picket -- Thursday, June 5

New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW) | "We urge international civil society in all its components, particularly institutions and individuals working in the arts, academia, sport, trade unions, and communities of faith to boycott the 'Israel at 60' celebrations wherever they are held in the world. These celebrations, by definition, insult our history, violate our rights, and deepen our oppression."
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New York Patients Urge Senate to Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

Karen O'Keefe | Today, a TV ad began airing featuring a quadriplegic from Kingston, urging the state Senate to pass a bill allowing the doctor-advised, medical use of marijuana. Several patients traveled to Albany to talk to the press and to lobby senators. Among them was Barbara Jackson, a great-grandmother from the Bronx who survived cancer and was arrested last year for using marijuana to treat her dangerous appetite loss.

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INB 6/2/08: Massive Raid at Kosher Meat Plant in Iowa

Weekly News Update | The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has been trying to organize the Postville plant and had sought to prevent a raid there. In a May 2 letter to ICE officials, UFCW international vice president Mark Lauritsen notified the agency of an ongoing labor dispute at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, and said he was concerned that any potential ICE action could have a "chilling effect" on the existing work force. more...  2 Comments

WNU #949: Lula Visits Haiti, Protests Banned

Weekly News Update | On May 28 a group of 73 Brazilian social organizations--including Jubilee South, the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), the Brazilian section of Vía Campesina (Campesino Way), unions and student and church groups--issued a "manifesto against the military occupation of Haiti by MINUSTAH." more...  0 Comments

The MTA & demand for Irish-language linguistic parity

Na Ceithearna Coille, Craobh Nua Eabhrac | "Ag baint úsáid as aon gníomharthaí ab ghá." -Maolcholm X
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July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty & Social Change

Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY | 10-day trip to Venezuela (July 11-21) examining advances in food sovereignty and other initiatives for social change. Meet with farmers, community leaders, and government officials. Sightseeing and visits to some of the country's beautiful natural areas will also be included. Anyone interested should email cbalbertolovera@ gmail.com as soon as possible. Space is limited. **For students and folks in their 20's-30's ** more...  0 Comments

E-Z Supply Ordered to Pay IWWs $1 Million

Stephanie Basile | Legal action is one of the many tools the IWW uses to put pressure on the boss. Several favorable rulings have recently come down. more...  3 Comments

Muste Institute Funds Counter-Recruitment Work

Pat Elder | Looking for funding for your counter recruitment work? Apply to the A.J.
Muste Memorial Institute Counter-Recruitment Fund by July 18th, 2008! more...  0 Comments

Moscow Lesbians and Gays Out-Fox Authorities, Successfully Hold 3rd Gay Pride

Gay Liberation Network (Chicago) | Despite the banning of their protest for the third year in row and attempted pre-emptive arrests by the authorities, Moscow Lesbians and Gays successfully held Pride with widespread coverage by alternative, prominent international and some mainstream Russian media. more...  0 Comments

Palestinians Don't Salute Israel

Soozy Duncan | Approximately 120 demonstrators lined Fifth Avenue on Sunday as the "Salute to Israel" parade held its 44th annual revelry. This year marks the 60th anniversary of what Zionists celebrate as the founding of Israel and Palestinians remember as the Nakba, Arabic for "catastrophe". more...  5 Comments

The Roma and security in Italy: an appeal from EveryOne Group

EveryOne Group | JOINING THE ACTIVISTS’ APPEAL ARE, AMONG OTHERS, HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS NEDO FIANO AND GOFFREDO BEZZECCHI, A JEW AND A ROMA. AN INTERNATIONAL TASK FORCE OF DOCTORS AND EXPERTS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE DUE TO ARRIVE IN ITALY TO COMPILE A REPORT FOR EUROPE.
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SUNY Social Justice Confernce: Call Out for Workshops!

SUNY Social Justice Conference | The SUNY Social Justice Conference, November 7-9 at SUNY-Binghamton, will be a staging grounds for students, organizers, activists and allies to build a united movement across our diverse communities for solidarity and social change against privatization, repression and empire. more...  0 Comments

New Yorkers Protest Proposed Healthcare Privatization

Coalition Against Privatization | On Friday May 30th, the Coalition Against Privatization held its second street demonstration against the proposed conversion (privatization) of GHI/HIP to for-profit status. more...  3 Comments

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