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UPDATE on Brad Will vigil: CALL Hillary Clinton's NY office: (212) 688-6262

Mitchel Cohen | The vigil and hunger strike goes into its second day, in memory of our friend Brad Will and in opposition to Plan Mexico. PLEASE CALL HILLARY CLINTON'S OFFICE AT (212) 688-6262, demand that Mexico free the remaining FALSELY CHARGED friends of Brad Will in Oaxaca, and arrest the real criminals. AND, that Clinton OPPOSE Plan Mexico (the Merida Initiative). more...  0 Comments

Long Island Food Not Bombs Dance Party, Wednesday Oct.29th @ Cinema Arts

LI-FNB | On Wedne​sday,​ Octob​er 29th @ 7pm Long Islan​d Food Not Bombs​ is havin​g a benef​it Hallo​ween dance​ party​ at the Cinem​a Arts Centr​e.​ Invit​e your frien​ds and get ready​ to get your dance​ on. more...  0 Comments

Filipino Youth to Commemorate Filipino American Heritage Month and Reclaim History of Resistance

Chevy Evangelista of Ugnayan NY/NJ | WHY RECLAIM?

For the Filipino youth, RECLAIM means to take back what was once ours!

RECLAIM means to embrace our people's history in the Philippines. Learn our history of migration to the US. Assert our right to quality education that reflects our history and culture. Relearn the native tongue that has been denied to us. Struggle for decent jobs & just wages. Embrace the cause of Filipino World War II veterans & domestic workers. To be free from fear of deportation & detention. Fight for equality & respect for our Pinay sisters & queer brothers & sisters. RECLAIM is promoting justice and liberation for our people! more...  0 Comments

New short film from South Lebanon

a-films | Early in the morning, between 5 and 6am, a wave of footsteps and whispering voices can be heard in the narrow alleys of Bourj ash-Shamali Refugee Camp in South Lebanon. It is in the darkness of the early morning hours that hundreds of Palestinian day laborers leave their homes, gather in the streets and then head to their work in the fields and plantations of the region. More than two-thirds of the camp's labor force work at least part-time in agriculture.
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FREE RANDALL ECHANIS!

Kiusang Dekada 70 (KD70) | The executive clemency granted by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to Claudio Teehankee Jr.and other high profile criminals reflects the ills of a justice system under the semicolonial and semifeudal rule of the puppet US-Arroyo regime. We in the Kilusang Dekada 70 asks: how can this government release a man who brutally killed two young people while it continues to detain more than 200 political prisoners on trumped-up charges? Why is it so easy for this government to show mercy to a convicted murderers than to listen to the cries for justice coming from victims of enforced disappearance, torture and unjust imprisonment? more...  0 Comments

Detienen y Torturan a compañero de Indymedia Alto Valle

PRENSA BUENOS AIRES | Entrevista realizada pocas horas despues que la policia de Neuquén reprimiera ferozmente una toma de tierras en el barrio Confluencia.
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Press Conference, Vigil, and Hunger Strike for Brad Will on Tuesday

Friends of Brad Will | Remembering Brad Will (1970-2006) American journalist assassinated in Oaxaca, Mexico by right-wing paramilitary death squads.

Press conference on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 2 pm in front of U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton's
office: 780 Third Ave (between 48th & 49th St., Manhattan) FOLLOWED by a 4-day round-the-clock vigil and
Hunger Strike at Sen. Hillary Clinton¹s office more...  0 Comments

10/21, Brooklyn: Cockcroft on Indigenous Struggles in Bolivia & Ecuador

Weekly News Update | James D. Cockcroft is an award-winning author, scholar and human rights activist more...  0 Comments

[Italia] No alla Mafia! - Sign for Roberto Saviano!

x | Roberto Saviano is under death threats for denouncing the criminal deeds of the Camorra in his book Gomorra, translated and read all over the world. more...  0 Comments

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST

New York City Labor Against the War | [B]oth Messrs. Obama and McCain are reiterating their commitment to good, old-fashioned American-style war making. . . . Rather than offering relief, the new entrant to the White House come January is likely to simply exacerbate the mayhem. more...  0 Comments

Mumia Abu-Jamal legal update: The Philly DA still wants to execute him!

Lead attorney Robert R. Bryan | Below is the new legal update from Mumia Abu-Jamal’s lead attorney Robert R. Bryan, concerning Mumia’s appeal to the US Supreme Court. He is appealing the US Third Circuit Court decision denying a new guilt-phase trial or a preliminary hearing that could have led to a new guilt phase trial. The Supreme Court granted Bryan’s request for a 60-day extension, so he will have to submit his petition by Dec. 19, 2008.

Significantly, Bryan announces that the Philadelphia DA is appealing the Third Circuit Court’s affirmation of US District Court Judge William Yohn’s 2001 decision, which ‘overturned’ the death penalty and stated that if the DA wants to re-impose the death sentence, they must hold a new penalty-phase jury trial where new evidence of Mumia’s innocence can be presented, BUT, the jury can only decide between a sentence of life without chance of parole or execution. Therefore, if the US Supreme Court rules for the DA and overturns this ruling, Mumia can then be executed without having a new penalty-phase jury trial. The DA will submit their petition by Nov. 19, 2008.
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WHAT IF OUR US CONGRESS COULD CARE LESS ABOUT OFFERING JUSTICE TO POORER AMERICAN'S ???

DOUGLAS FIELD | SENATOR OBAMA, PLEASE LET THE AMERICAN VOTERS AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY KNOW YOUR FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS ABOUT A NEEDED FUTURE REPAIR AND RENOVATION OF A BROKEN US JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT CONTINUES TO ALLOW THE EXECUTION'S OF EVEN POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN’S LIKE TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA ??

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PALESTINE: October 17 and Beyond - A Dialogue with Comrade Khalil Maqdesi

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine | The following dialogue was conducted for this website with Comrade Khalil Maqdesi by Comrade Rayya Amin on October 17, 2008. Comrade Maqdesi covers a broad range of critical topics, from the legacy of October 17, to the Palestinian resistance, to the future of Palestinian national unity in an era of "negotiations" and "security cooperation," in this wide-ranging and penetrating discussion of the important issues facing the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian national liberation movement today. more...  1 Comments

Torturas y corrupción familiar en la República Teocrática

Luis Agüero Wagner | Carmen Villalba, activista vinculada al guevarista Partido Patria Libre de Paraguay, denunció ayer que fue torturada en prisión luego de realizar declaraciones en contra del Obispo Fernando Lugo. more...  0 Comments

Anti-Police Brutality Activist Juanita Young Acquitted

October 22nd Coalition/NYC IMC | After four days of a jury trial, in which the ADA and her witnesses
attempted to paint anti-police brutality activist Juanita Young as a
violent, racist criminal who doesn't care about the well-being of her
daughter, a jury of six returned after two and a half hours of
deliberations with a NOT GUILTY VERDICT ON ALL COUNTS (Obstructing
Governmental Administration, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, 2
counts of Attempted Assault, 2 counts of Harassment). more...  1 Comments

Oaxacan Activists Arrested for the Murder of Brad Will

Kristin Bricker | Mexican federal police arrested five Oaxacan activists on Thursday afternoon. At least two were arrested for supposedly murdering US citizen and Indymedia journalist Brad Will on October 27, 2006. more...  2 Comments

CUNY SOCIAL STARTS TONITE (Oct17-19)

morpho | Like the World Social Forum and last year's US Social Forum, the CUNY SF is place to become a political actor and not just be a political spectator. At Harlem University (also known as City College) we will have 2 plenaries, 65 workshops, a music event, two free meals, and will conclude on Sunday with a "people's assembly" that will focus on building coalitions and developing strategies to bring about a more democratic CUNY, NYC and US. Over 60 participating student and grassroots community organizations will be discussing everything from housing and education to the financial crisis and the election. AND ITS FREE! more...  0 Comments

Uprising in Angola targets Leviev diamond mining company

Adalah-NY | Portuguese-language reports from Angola document that a rebellion last week against diamond mining companies in the Cuango municipality in northeast Angola was repressed brutally by mining companies’ private security forces, police and military, resulting in at least one death and over 100 arrests. An Angolan human rights activist informed Adalah-NY that Luminas, a company owned partly by Lev Leviev and based near the town of Luremo in Cuango municipality, was one of mining companies targeted in the rebellion. more...  0 Comments

Troy Davis Will Be Executed Oct. 27--unless we stop it

Save Troy! | Troy Davis' Execution Date Has Been Set For Oct. 27!

Take Action for Troy Davis here: www.amnestyusa.org/troydavis

Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed during the week of October 27 for the murder of Police Officer Mark MacPhail in Georgia. The Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal, despite a credible claim of innocence. 7 out of 9 witnesses have recanted, no murder weapon was found and no physical evidence linked Davis to the crime. The Georgia Board of Pardon and Paroles denied clemency to Davis -- we must urge them to reconsider their decision. more...  0 Comments

WNU #963: Teacher Struggles in Puerto Rico, Mexico

Weekly News Update | Several large operations by federal and local Mexican police from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9 broke up protests by striking teachers and their supporters in Morelos state, south of Mexico City, leaving dozens of people detained or injured. Morelos teachers have been on strike since Aug. 13. more...  0 Comments

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