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11/30 Fair Food DAY OF ACTION (Montclair, NJ)

Greg Pason | Fair Food Activists will hold a picket and benefit concert on Sunday November 30th in Montclair, NJ more...  0 Comments

Greece – Commemoration day of the student revolt in 1973 turns to Riot

@ | Greece – Commemoration day of the student revolt in 1973 turns to Riot more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Green Economy Stimulus; Immigrant Murdered in Suffolk

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
presents this 28 minute radio program.

Massive Movement Erupts to Overturn Proposition 8

Adam Richmond | Ex-slave and Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas famously observed that power cedes nothing without struggle. The history of civil rights movements in this country also demonstrate that even the most fundamental democratic gains are temporary at best without vigilant struggle that can potentially challenge the power of the rulers against the ruled. Nothing has ever been gained and secured by simply relying on the institutions of the state and its politicians. Any implementation of progressive measures on their part has only been the product of independent mass mobilizations that have kept their forces in the streets until the sought after gains were won.

We have again been reminded of this by the recent passage of Proposition 8 in California, a bigoted mean-spirited ballot measure aimed at denying gays and lesbians the fundamental democratic right to marry whom they wish. Last June, after decades of constant organizing, educating, and protesting on the part of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people and their supporters, the California Supreme Court was compelled to legalize same sex marriages. The purpose of Proposition 8 was to overturn this gain, leaving 18,000 same sex marriages performed in California since June in question. However, social movements aren't like films that can be run backwards and then replayed in the exact same way. The narrow victory of Proposition 8 (52% against, 48% opposed) has resulted in the opposite of its intended effect. It has re-energized the struggle for LGBT rights to a major degree, so that many are calling this movement “Stonewall II” after that inaugural rebellious act of the modern U.S. gay rights movement fighting for their rights in 1969. more...  0 Comments

Massive Movement Erupts to Overturn Proposition 8

Adam Richmond for Workers Action | March on Sacramento! Demand that Marriage Licenses Continue to Be Issued in All Counties in California! Demand the Immediate Overturn of Prop. 8! more...  1 Comments

Fate of Lakotahs Highlights America's Failed Native American Policies

Stephen Lendman | continued genocide against our Native peoples. more...  0 Comments

Obama supporters: The Trouble With Eric Holder

forwarded by Skinny John | Holder was part of the legal team that in 2005 developed strategies for securing re-authorization of the Patriot Act, the anti-democracy legislation that your incoming President Obama voted to renew! Is this what you voted for? more...  1 Comments

London moot on Baluch issues proposed

Mir Chakar Rind | On the occassion of the first death anniversary of Nawabzada Bala'ach Marri, member of the Baluchistan state assembly who was killed during his struggle against Pakistan army, strikes were observed all over Baluchistan. Texas-sized Baluchistan was annexed by Pakistan against the wishes of its people in March 1948. The state has witnessed five bloody uprisings, which the Baluch call the wars of liberation, that have left tens of thousands of people killed. The American Friends of Baluchistan founder Ahmar Mustikhan sent a letter to President Asif Ali Zardari requesting him to call a meeting in London, with NATO as an international observer, to find a lasting solution to the bloody crisis. Zardari, who is a Baluch, was requested to act fast before the Pakistan army generals boot him out--the South Asian nation has remained under military rule for more than half of its independent existence. Mustikhan deplored the continued killing of the Baluch and is spearheading an international campaign to collect 100,000 signatures to have the nuclear tests stopped in Baluchistan:
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NYCLAW -- New York City Labor Against the War | Despite SOFA, U.S. Withdrawal Still Depends, Says Admiral Mullen: Asked if the agreement could be changed, he said "that's theoretically possible". more...  0 Comments

Extrajudicial Assassinations As Official Israeli Policy

Stephen Lendman | Israel and America share this policy. more...  0 Comments

WNU #967: Chilean Government Workers Strike

Weekly News Update | Castro says he tried to convince former FARC leader Manuel Marulanda Vélez, who died in March of this year, that he could make a peace agreement with then-president Andrés Pastrana during negotiations in 1999, but Marulanda didn't negotiate seriously because he thought the US was planning an intervention that would lead to a prolonged war and possibly a "continental struggle."
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INB 11/16/08: Raids Protested in Ohio; Iowa Meat Plant Raided Again

Weekly News Update | "Oberlin has an historic precedent for this," said Mark Fahringer, chair of the Catholic Action Commission of Lorain County. "They stood up to the slave-hunters with the Oberlin Rescue because the city was part of the Underground Railroad. That's the heritage we have here, and we have a responsibility to live up to it."
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Revolt of the Gang of 3/Gays Protest Mormon Antimarriage Bias

Out-FM | Out-FM radio producer John Riley covers the surging LGBT movement spawned by the defeat of same-sex marriage in California, including protests against the Mormon Church’s funding of California’s anti–same-sex marriage constitutional amendment. Out-FM producer Chris Thomas’s examination of the politics behind the threatened revolt of the “Gang of 3” Democrats in the New York State Senate. more...  0 Comments

New York Rights Advocates Protest Hebron Settlement Fundraiser

Adalah-NY | Thirty-five rights advocates from Adalah-NY and Brooklyn for Peace rallied this evening outside the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square to protest a fundraiser held there by the Brooklyn-based Israeli settlement group the Hebron Fund. Standing on 45th Street near New York’s Broadway theaters, the protesters’ chants included:

“Mamma Mia Marriott, you support a racist lot;” and
“Hebron’s settlers, Klu Klux Klan, racist groups go hand in hand.” more...  5 Comments

Nuclear Waste Dumped into Hudson River

Cathy Garger | Internationally renown radiation scientist and researcher Dr. Chris Busby speaks about the radioactive waste dumping into New York's Hudson River.
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Support Parole for Political Prisoner Seth Hayes

Robert Seth Hayes Support Committee | Robert “Seth” Hayes is a U.S. political prisoner and former member of the Black Panther Party who has been imprisoned in New York state for more than three decades. When Seth was convicted in 1974, his sentence was 25 years to life. The implicit understanding at the time of his sentencing was that Seth would serve 25 years as a minimum, after which time he would be eligible for release based on his record and conduct in prison.

In December of 2008, Seth will be going before the parole board for the sixth time. more...  0 Comments

Let's Not Get Organized By Barack Obama

Tom Kertes | Barack Obama and I share one thing in common. I am a community organizer. And so was Barack Obama. From this, I imagine, we've witnessed many of the same injustices, heard similar stories of people being beaten down and being taken advantage of, and have studied the same strategies and tactics for how to build power for the powerless. Given this, why did Barack Obama stop community organizing? more...  1 Comments

IWW Demands Pay for Fellow Barista

Stephanie Basile | Hurst was wrongfully removed from the work schedule for 2 weeks in retaliation for being late to work. The Starbucks Workers Union of the IWW recently went to Hurst's store at Union Square to deliver a letter to management demanding 2 weeks' pay. more...  0 Comments

An Evening of Education and Solidarity with Political Prisoners

Free Mumia Coalition, Resistance in Brooklyn | Participants in the panel discussion will include the Rev. Claudia de la Cruz of Iglesia San Romera de las Americas, Francisco Torres of the San Francisco 8, former political prisoner Tariq Haskins, Matt Meyer, editor of Let Freedom Ring, Ramona Africa, MOVE, Janine Green of Anarchist Black Cross, and Suzanne Ross of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC), with Esperanza Martell as facilitator. more...  0 Comments

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