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Immigration Issues Debated at Alwan for the Arts

Inni Chowdhury | Professionals and scholars were brought together by Alwan for the Arts, an Arab awareness group, on Thursday June 26 to discuss immigration in the United States. Alwan had previously organized three similar events, with the intention of promoting frank discussion among the participants. The focus group included residents form Long Island, Westchester County and Manhattan, hailing from backgrounds as diverse as medicine, finance, real estate, art and law. more...  1 Comments

Communiqué of the International Migrants Alliance Founding Assembly

IMA | They came from all corners of the world. One hundred and sixty seven delegates representing 118 organizations from 25 countries participated in the founding assembly of the first international formation of grassroots migrants on June 15 and 16 in Hong Kong. Among these, 102 were present as founding members (regular and associate members) while 16 have come as observers. The assemblies also noted six organizations who have signified to become founding members but were unable to attend due to visa and financial issues. more...  0 Comments

Petition against ethnic filing of the "gypsies" in Italy

EveryOne Group | We say NO to to the the ethnic filing of the Rroms - with or without fingerprints’ record, which recalls the darkest years of European and world history! Let us not forget that the Rroms were often « guinea pigs » of repression and extermination policies, as those Rromani children from Czech on which the Nazis tested the "Zyklon B" before generalizing its use it in the gas chambers. more...  0 Comments

The Colombian Government on Extrajudicial Executions: No Answers.

Agencia Prensa Rural | Cimitarra River Valley, an Emblematic Case

Asociación Campesina del Valle del río Cimitarra / Friday 27 June 2008
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Con Edison Workers and the Real Face of Privatization

Counterhegemonic | One can only hope that the Utility Workers Union is serious about its strike threat. Pulling the workforce off the job for a protracted amount of time may help New Yorkers see that vital city functions such as the operation of utilities cannot be run privately. more...  0 Comments

Harlem Is Not For Sale: Images from People's March Against Ethnic Cleansing

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | On June 21, the people took to the streets to voice their opposition to ethnic displacement and corporate centered development sweeping through Harlem. more...  2 Comments

Anti-Authoritarian People of Color at the Earth First! Rondy

anonymouse | Shout out to ALL Anti-Authoritarian People of Color for a caucus or two at the Earth First! Summer Rendevous!

All Anti-Authoritarian People of Color (APOC) are invited to attend two proposed caucuses at the Earth First! Summer Rendevous in Athens, OH. The first proposed APOC caucus is for Friday, July 4th starting at 12 PM noon (during lunch) and the second on Saturday, July 5th (during lunch). more...  19 Comments


Bayan USA | BAYAN USA, a national alliance of Filipino organizations in the US, together with several other allied groups, coordinated R.A.T.s in several cities in protest of Arroyo's visit, claiming the President will funnel any foreign aid, especially US aid, towards the proliferation of human rights violations, including militarization, counter-insurgency, politically-motivated killings, and abductions in the Philippines. Ironically, the Philippine government was recently elected a vice-presidential post in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), a major point of controversy for the families of over 1000 victims of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances in the Philippines. more...  2 Comments

Queer Life, Queer Planet Special Sunday June 29 11am-5PM

John Riley | Out-FM anchors a national and local LGBT Pride Special on WBAI/NY 99.5 FM. more...  1 Comments

Linn Washington Jr. on "The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal"

Linn Washington Jr. | This week, author J. Patrick O'Connor toured NYC, speaking about his new book. This article is written by a veteran Philadelphia journalist who attended the event in Philadelphia on Wednesday, which concluded O'Connor's East Coast tour. more...  0 Comments

Nationwide Call-in for Justice in St. Petersburg! | The Justice for Javon Dawson Committee is calling on all honest and freedom-loving people to support the demands for justice and reparations in the St. Petersburg police murder of this 17-year-old African who was attending a high school graduation party and unarmed when he was shot twice in the back and killed. (read full story: more...  0 Comments

Trying to become legal citizens

madhatter | Trying to become legal citizens more...  0 Comments

New York Jews Support UNICEF's Decision to Cut Ties to Leviev

Jews Against the Occupation/NYC | New York Jewish human rights organization Jews Against the Occupation today released a statement supporting UNICEF's decision to cease accepting money from billionaire Lev Leviev, whose companies build illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, mine diamonds under appalling conditions in Angola, and displace neighborhoods in NYC through gentrificondo projects from Gowanus to the Upper West Side. Replying to the Anti-Defamation League's recent attack on UNICEF for the decision, JATO/NYC called on the ADL to follow UNICEF and OXfam's lead and cut its ties to Leviev. more...  1 Comments

Official Statement from Rebel Diaz on Police Attack

kilroy | An official statement from Rebel Diaz on the recent armed, warrantless raid on Gonzalo Venegas (aka G1)'s apartment. more...  0 Comments

Adalah-NY: ADL demand that UNICEF reinstate Leviev as donor outrageous

Adalah-NY | The New York rights coalition Adalah-NY today labeled as “hypocritical and outrageous” the June 24 demand by The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that UNICEF reinstate Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev as a donor. In a June 24 press release, ADL Director Abe Foxman criticized UNICEF’s decision to sever ties with Leviev, saying that it "smacks of selective political discrimination.” UNICEF announced last week that it would no longer accept donations from Lev Leviev due to his involvement in the construction of Israeli settlements in violation of international law. UNICEF’s decision came after they received letters criticizing Leviev’s activities from groups including Adalah-NY, Jews Against the Occupation, Jewish Voice for Peace, and a visit by UNICEF officials to Jayyous, one of the West Bank Palestinian communities where a Leviev company is building Israeli settlements.
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NYPD Stages Armed Raid on Revolutionary Hip-Hop Artists, Stay Tuned for Action A

kilroy | An email claims that two folks from political Hip Hop crew Rebel Diaz were subjected to an armed raid by the NYPD *yesterday* at 2 a.m, just days after their needless arrest while observing police harassment of a street vendor in the South Bronx. There isn't much more info yet, but the email urges people to stay tuned for an action alert. more...  0 Comments


Worker Freedom | he following appeal is from the United Students Against Sweatshops, and it concerns the role of Jennifer Love Hewitt as spokeswoman for the Hanes Corporation which sources from sweatshops in the Dominican Republic. more...  0 Comments

Colombia: Letter about the influence of paramilitaries at University of Cordoba

Agencia Prensa Rural | Letter about the influence of paramilitaries at University of Cordoba

June 24, 2008

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Can the Media Continue to Ignore "The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal"?

Hans Bennett | On Monday, O'Connor appeared on "Jazz and Justice" (LISTEN HERE) and a book-signing event at Baruch College in New York City. Tuesday night, he is appearing at The Brecht Forum alongside Pam and Ramona Africa. The San Francisco Bay Area is now preparing for a similar tour this Fall.

Despite an important NY Times article written in May, the mainstream media has virtually ignored this powerful new book which argues in painstaking detail that Abu-Jamal is innocent and that the actual shooter of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner was a man named Kenneth Freeman. Watch a video-interview at City Hall (PARTS 1, 2, and 3), a text-interview an excerpt, a previous interview, O’Connor’s review of “Murdered By Mumia,” and his response to the March 27 ruling.

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Entrevista al Movimiento Libertario Cubano

Movimiento Libertario Cubano | * A mediados de junio de 2008 desde el colectivo que lleva la web contrainformativa ibérica se propusieron diversas interrogantes al M.L.C., grupo de afinidad del anarquismo cubano en el exterior. He aquí el texto completo de ese intercambio. more...  0 Comments

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