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Saving Iceland 2008 camp actions

jade | A summary of actions from the 2008 International Saving Iceland camp. more...  0 Comments

Jesuit Priest & War Resister: Vegetarianism an Ethical Imperative

Father John Dear, S.J. | animal rights, world hunger prevention, health, environment, energy aspects of
the nonviolent diet as well as its history in Christianity more...  0 Comments

Fight the Racist Death Penalty!

Lee W, Campaign to End the Death Penalty | Organizing meeting for the NYC Chapter of a national, grassroots anti-death penalty & anti-criminal injustice group more...  0 Comments

Free the Cuban Five! | Freedom-loving people throughout the world are escalating the campaign for the release of Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez and Ramon Labanino, sentenced to life in prison in the U.S. for gathering information about terrorist plots by anti-Cuban organizations in Miami, Florida. more...  1 Comments

Jeff Halper's "An Israeli in Palestine" - Part II

Stephen Lendman | Part II of Halper's important book. more...  0 Comments

Porque hubo un 26 de Julio en Cuba…

posted by F Espinoza | Porque hubo un 26 de Julio en Cuba es que hoy tenemos como una realidad lo que nuestro Ernesto Che Guevara dijera un día: “La Solidaridad es la Ternura de los Pueblos”. more...  0 Comments

Intersex Shadow Report: "End forced genital surgery now!"

seelenlos | A shadow report submitted by the German "Association of Intersexed People" to UN-Committee CEDAW in New York and published on the internet highlights worldwide human rights violations against hermaphrodites by forced medical treatments -- and a growing "Zwitter"-movement making itself heard. more...  1 Comments

Appeal Denied for Mumia; Emergency Meeting

Lee W, Campaign to End the Death Penalty | Pennsylvania death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal was denied Tuesday an appeal for a full court hearing in front of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals more...  0 Comments

Plan Mexico and Plan Colombia: How they are related and what we can do about it.

Friends of Brad Will | Nearly a year to the day after activist Brad Will was killed in Oaxaca, Mexico, President Bush introduced the Merida Initiative, a massive drug war modeled on Plan Colombia. In essence, "Plan Mexico" will better arm the same people responsible for numerous extrajudicial killings in Mexico. Come learn about the Merida Initiative and how a variety of human rights organizations have reacted to it. more...  1 Comments

Why only Omar al-Bashir and not Bush too?

Hans Magnus Fielsmann | ICC Prosecutor's Indictment of Sudan President al-Bashir Called Double Standard of Justice
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo requested on July 14 that the Court issue an arrest warrant for the sitting head of state of Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir. The Court will decide on the request in the next two or three months. The request, however, has met with a strong chorus of criticism.

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Parents and Politicians Battle NYC ACS Abuse

Amadi Ajamu | Human rights advocates attribute these findings to a substantial increase in children being seized by ACS from families on false or flimsy evidence of “abuse” and then being put into a traumatic and abusive foster care system. Parents of these children have taken a proactive stance in their fight to regain custody of their children and have begun to expose the systemic failure of ACS.
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Wed. July 30: Rally to Stop Healthcare Privatization - Save Medicare!

Coalition Against Privatization | On Wednesday July 30th at 4:30 pm at 25 Beaver Street, a coalition of healthcare rights groups will celebrate the 43rd Birthday of Medicare. Medicare, along with Social Security, is one of the most successful public programs in the history of the U.S. It is also another target for the ever-greedy healthcare industry to convert into a profit-making enterprise.
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Información de último momento sobre el Concurso “Descubra al Héroe”

Taunus | ¡¡EXTRA, EXTRA, Se amplía plazo para participar en GRAN Concurso “Descubra al Héroe”!! more...  0 Comments

AIDS - Genocide of Neglect

Mary | DAN JAKOPOVICH delves into the rich states' record on HIV/Aids.
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t's make-or-break for Pinoy vets' bill

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) | orld War II veteran Guillermo Rumingan had a teleconference with other veterans and their supporters and plotted what could be the last chapter of a historic run to push the Filipino Veterans’ Equity Bill.

From Hawaii to California to Washington State to Virginia, they weighed their options that seemed to thin with each passing hour. After a triumphant 96-1 Senate vote to pass S-1315, which contained provisions for Filipino veterans’ equity, the bill is now stalled in the House of Representatives.

Although the 110th Congress is scheduled to hold sessions until the last week of September, veterans activists are looking at the week beginning August 4 as the last window to realize an over 60-year-old dream. If nothing happens by then, all the historic gains achieved this year will come to naught.

They had an appointment with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week, but she was not available and only one of her staff members faced the veterans led by Eric Lachica, executive director of the Virginia-based American Coalition of Filipino Veterans.

"She wanted 290 sure votes for S-1315," Rumingan told ABS-CBN’s Balitang America.

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Mukasey to Congress: Defy the Rule of Law

Stephen Lendman | More attempted administration lawlessness. more...  0 Comments

On the Court of Appeals Dismissal of Habeas Corpus Case of Jonas Burgos

AJLPP | The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) condemns in the strongest terms possible the recent Court of Appeals(CA) decision, dismissing the petitions for the writ of habeas corpus and for writ of Amparo of Mrs. Edith Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos, who was believed to have been abducted by unidentified military men in broad daylight at 12 noon at the crowded Ever Gotesco Mall along Commonwealth Avenue on April 28, 2007.

The AJLPP National Coordinator Mario Santos calls the decision anti-people and a big blow to the victims of human rights violations in the Philippines. It only exposes the Court of Appeals like the Supreme as a tool of the reactionary system to keep the people on the bourgeois justice system. more...  0 Comments

Italian-Americans and the Tyranny of Garlic

Counterhegemonic | We demand food that tastes good, which does not damage our environment and is cultivated by living-wage farmers. It is our right as Italian-Americans and citizens! more...  0 Comments

Tears of Rage, Tears of Hope

Authors, The Politics of Immigration | Then there's Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a friend and colleague. Farouk would be 60 now, but he died four years ago today--on July 21, 2004, his 100th day of freedom after two years in immigration detention. His entire detention was a farce, since the government already knew Farouk was a man without a country who couldn't be deported.
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INB 7/20/08: Raids Protested in Rhode Island, Colorado

Weekly News Update | No charges have been filed against the two cleaning companies that supplied the workers: TriState Enterprises of North Providence and Falcon Maintenance LLC of Johnston. more...  0 Comments

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