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IWW Rally Marks Bitter Anniversary

Wobbly City | On August 11, 2007, the Providence IWW held a march in solidarity with the NYC IWW 460 foodstuffs campaign. About 35 people marched on Jackie's Galaxie, a restaurant chain that at the time bought supplies from HWH, a sweatshop in NYC. Towards the beginning of the march, the police moved into the crowd and began knocking people down. Wobbly Alex Svoboda had her leg badly injured during this march. more...  0 Comments

Colombia: A threat to one journalist is a threat to all journalists

Colombia Support Network | On February 24, 2007 well-known Colombian sociologist and journalist Alfredo Molano-Bravo wrote in his weekly column in the newspaper El Espectador an article entitled "Araujos et al" more...  0 Comments

Event: Justice for East Timor? August 18th at Bluestockings

ETAN NYC | What are the prospects for justice for crimes committed during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor? Matt Easton of Human Rights First, historian and activist Iben Trino-Molenkamp, and John M. Miller will discuss the recent report of the Commission on Truth and Friendship, which acknowledges Indonesian responsibility for severe human rights violations in East Timor in 1999, but also encourages impunity for those responsible for crimes against humanity. Contact:  etanny@etan.org; 718-596-7668
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Questionaire on Violences against Women

C Murray |  http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87053
 http://www.indymedia.ie/article/86426

A brief questionaire tool generated by the UN on Violence against Women, VAW
is being published courtesy of La Red/La Resau/Network the communication tools
of the Internationa PEN Women's Writers Committee. more...  0 Comments

Targeting Immigrants - The Largest Ever US ICE Raid

Stephen Lendman | Police state tactics intensify. more...  0 Comments

Colombia: Help preserve evidence of paramilitary ties

Colombia Support Network | The Uribe and Bush administrations have come to an agreement under
which paramilitary leaders are being extradited to the United States
to stand trial for drug-trafficking. more...  0 Comments

Storied Tavern on the Green Says No More Wild Edibles‏

Brandworkers International | Legendary Central Park restaurant is the latest to drop Wild Edibles until it settles a year-long dispute with workers more...  0 Comments

Tonight: Know your rights at the conventions this summer!

JustUs Legal Collective | Monday, August 11 at 7pm
Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street at Stanton Street more...  0 Comments

FIRST IT WAS THE BLACK AMERICANS, AND NOW ALSO THE LATINO AMERICANS !!!

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS | THE MOST DEVIOUS AND DECEPTIVE MEANS TO KEEP CERTAIN GROUPS OF AMERICANS IN US PRISONS, IS TO NOT OFFER THEM LEGITIMATE HC RIGHTS TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS !


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Come to Denver when the Democrats Meet: Protest August 23-28

qxotic | The only realistic course is for the people of the U.S. to taking meaningful and independent political action to resist the machinery of war and the fascist direction that has emerged. Come to Denver for a week of protest that includes marching to stand with immigrants under assault and counter-protests to the week of anti-abortion actions of the Christian right. Join in contingents, film showings, street protests, strategy sessions, and more.
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Amadeu Casellas: 45 days on hunger strike

CNT- AIT Manresa | As of August 10, 2008, Amadeu Casellas has been on hunger strike for 50 days to demand a solution to his critical situation of imprisonment, already lasting for more than 22 years. He has paid for 22 years for struggling against the state, for bank expropriations carried out in the 70s and 80s to help finance the workers’ struggles of that era. more...  0 Comments

NYCLAW Antiwar Digest

New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW) | It's all the same war. more...  0 Comments

Emergency Haitian-Dominican Picket Against Deportations

Initiative for Haitain Domincan Solidarity | Every year tens of thousands of Haitians are summarily deported from the Dominican Republic where they toil in virtual slavery. Recently the Dominican Chief of Immigration declared that the number of Haitians in the country is "unbearable." As police round up Haitians and even dark-skinned Dominicans in the capital of Santo Domingo, large-scale deportations are threatened. Dominican and Haitian groups are calling on all defenders of immigrant rights to join an emergency protest-picket outside the Dominican consulate on Thursday, Aug. 7, 5-7 pm. more...  0 Comments

All Out Thursday Night for Tibet!

Josephine Pizzino | FREEDOM IS NOT JUST ANOTHER WORD
TAKE PART IN SOMETHING HUGE FOR IT
Light a Candle for Tibet at Your Home, With Friends or in Public.

Watch Skyscrapers and Mountain Tops Flare with Red Smoke
Join Other Special Light Actions All Over The World
Drive Your Car With Lights On for 24 Hours
Light Up Any Source of Light for Tibet
Unite with more than 100,000,000 people in
THE GREATEST LIGHT PROTEST ON EARTH
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Comunicado urgente acerca del Concurso “Descubra al Héroe”:

Taunus | Como es ya de público conocimiento, el canal RCN de Colombia (*) ha dado a conocer un video donde se muestran partes de la preparación de la secretísima “Operación Jaque”. more...  0 Comments

AJLPP Protests The Arrest of Randall Echanis, KMP Leader/NDF Peace Consulatant

AJLPP-USA/ANSWER-LA |
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemns the unjust transfer and detention of Kilusan ng Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) deputy secretary-general Randall Echanis to the Manila City Jail (MCJ).

 The AJLPP comments that Echanis, who has been suffering from hypertension, should not be detained at the MCJ due to his health. ” It is a smack of political persecution and a pattern of repression by the US-Arroyo regime against known NDFP peace consultants It has been the SOP of the US regimes since Dictator Marcos during martial law to lump political detainees with common criminals. The US-Arroyo regime precisely doing this maneuvers. ” said the AJLPP.


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PHILIPPINES: Open Letter to the NPA General Command and the NDF

Collective | We, the undersigned, condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent spate of killings of farmers and farmer-leaders in Masbate, perpetrated by individuals identified as belonging to the local command of the New People’s Army.

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WNU #957: Mexicans Vote No on PEMEX "Reform"

Weekly News Update | Unofficial referendums in the past seem to have drawn more voters: organizers claimed that an August 1998 vote on a government bailout of banks brought out more than 3 million voters, while 2.4 million Mexicans reportedly participated in a March 1999 "consultation" by the rebel Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) on indigenous rights.
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20th Anniversary of Tompkins Square Riots

Alex Nathanson | This past weekend, August 2 and 3, marked the 20th anniversary of the Tompkins Square Riots and it was commemorated with a weekend of free punk shows. more...  0 Comments

WHO IS LEV LEVIEV?

Adalah-NY | This short comic explains the multifarious practices of diamond merchant, real estate mogul and settlement-builder Lev Leviev, and why New Yorkers should avoid him like the plague. more...  1 Comments

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