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Anti-women bigots go on rampage

Sue Davis | But reproductive rights aren’t related merely to sexuality, though they include full rights for lesbians, bi and trans women, freedom from stereotyped gender roles, an end to sexual harassment and vio lence against women and no forced sterilization. Reproductive rights are a constellation of social, economic and cultural conditions that allow every woman to make informed decisions about her life.

It’s really a program for women’s right to control their lives—a platform of demands needed for women’s liberation. more...  2 Comments

Protesters in Papua blockade Freeport mine

Anne | West Papuans have blockaded the Freeport Gold Mine for several days now. Here are some reports .... more...  0 Comments

RAN Day of Action against GUNNS logging- protect our rights to protest!

Jeremy | Rainforest Action Network and our allies are organizing an international DAY OF ACTION on MARCH 6th to help save some of the world’s most incredible temperate rainforests and to protest against the terrible “GUNNS 20” lawsuit targeting our fellow activists in Australia. more...  0 Comments

Grassy Narrows Warns Weyerhaeuser: “Withdraw or Face Fierce Campaign”

Rainforest Action Network | The Grassy Narrows First Nation, an indigenous community in Northwestern Ontario, has issued an ultimatum to logging giants Weyerhaeser and Abitibi-Consolidated. The companies must either immediately stop their destructive use of the land or prepare themselves for a fierce international campaign. more...  0 Comments

RSF replies to false accusations regarding Dublin riots

AeZeR | RSF replies to false accusations

Republican Sinn Féin
Teach Dáithí Ó Conaill,
223 Parnell Street,
Dublin 1, Ireland
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International Women's Day 06- Solidarity with 'Great Walk against Anti-women Laws in Iran's Islamic Republic'

iwdsolidairty2006nyc | Stand in unity and solidarity with the "Great Walk Against Anti Women Laws in Iran's Islamic Republic" in Europe!

In New York on International Women's Day, March 8, we will bring together a multinational gathering of women, men and young people in solidarity with the Great Walk in Europe.

A future of Islamic Fundamentalism vs. the Bush regime's "McCrusades" is a brutal disaster for the world's women and people, and we cannot and will not accept it. Support those risking their lives to oppose barbaric Islamic fundamentalist laws and practices against women -- be part of bringing forward movements of women and people the world over to reject both deadly and crushing ruling orders, instead fighting for relations of equality between women and men, and against domination and plunder of the world's nations and countries by a handful of imperialist powers.

To those who still wonder whether George Bush and his regime can deliver some kind of liberation to the women and people of the Middle East or any corner of the globe -- as one of the Great Walk statements says: "The American government has declared that it seeks to liberate the women of the Middle East from the yoke of Islamic fundamentalism. This is a ridiculous claim that makes a mockery of real liberation and is an insult to the women of the Middle East. The march of events in Afghanistan and Iraq should have helped those who were taken in by these self-styled liberators of Middle Eastern women to realize how badly they were fooled. If anyone still believes that George Bush and his ilk are liberators of women, please talk to American women fighting to prevent him from taking away their right to abortion as well as against the efforts of the Christian fascists to dominate every aspect of the lives of women in the U.S. What George Bush is taking away from the women in the USA he will not deliver to women in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or any other country."

Join with us in supporting the Great Walk in Europe. As their material states: "In this rally there is a place for all freedom-loving women and men, all political and progressive and revolutionary forces, who want equality between men and women in every aspect of life, a place for all those who oppose gender discrimination in any form." And: "Celebrate 8 March 2006 with us and help us to build the independent ranks of women against U.S. imperialism as well as the reactionary states governing these countries."

Wed, March 8th, 2006
March: 5:00 PM Starts at 83rd and Roosevelt Ave.
(7 train to 82st St.)
Rally: 6:30 PM 73th Street and Broadway
(7, E, F, R, G trains to 74th St/ Roosevelt)

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MTA's Discrimination Against Transgendered Woman Accedes to Protest

kaitlyn tikkun | A small protest / press conference yesterday was sufficent to motivate the MTA to address the prejudical harassment of Helena Stone by MTA police. Stone, a 70-year old transgendered woman, has been arrested three times by MTA police when trying to use the restroom in Grand Central Station. The MTA stated that they will drop the charges and address the issue. The action was well attended by mainstream media. more...  3 Comments

Bulletin nº23 of the Basque Observatory of Human Rights

Basque Observatory of Human Rights | The latest Behatokia Bulletin, Nº 23, is available on our web page,, where, as well as downloading it in pdf format:, you can download each article in word format, if you find these easier to work with
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Women in US Launch Sustained Protests Against De Facto Martial Law in the Philippines

Dorotea Mendoza, GABRIELA Network USA | GABRIELA Network USA, a Philippine-US women's solidarity mass organization, launches rolling national mobilization that will see daily protest actions in major cities in the US until the Philippine state of national emergency is lifted. more...  1 Comments

Arsons in Brooklyn or Race and Class Motivated Murders?

Umar Lee | What we know now is that several fires have been set in Bed-Stuy and Prospect Heights in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods and that those fires have killed a number of people of color that live in rental properties. Instead of pursuing this story with vigor the mainstream media has largely ignored it and only the Spanish-speaking media has adequately covered the issue and the concerns raised by City Council Member Letitia James of the Working Families Party.
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Jewish Labor Activists Zap NYU Scab Conference

rozele | Jewish supporters of workers’ rights zapped a Yiddish studies conference this weekend at NYU, where graduate teachers have been on strike for over 100 days. Since fall 2005, NYU’s graduate teachers have been on strike for a new contract, and the entire campus has been under picket; attending events held in NYU buildings is crossing a picket line. The conference’s organizers aligned themselves with that effort by placing it on the NYU campus, rather than at one of the many community venues which have hosted events during the strike. more...  0 Comments

New York celebrates International Women's Day with Music and Human Rights advocates

Vicrum Puri, The Hunger Project | New York celebrates International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8 with leading human rights activists and music! The event is open to the public. Join musical performers and women’s rights leaders at St. Bart’s Church (Park Avenue at 50th in Manhattan) from 7:30-9:30pm to discuss progress in the global struggle for women’s rights.
Speakers include immediate past president of Planned Parenthood, Gloria Feldt, former Vice President of Uganda, Dr. Speciosa Kazibwe, executive director of MADRE, Vivian Stromberg. Entertainers include Yummy Bingham, Candace Jones and Rebeca Vallejo.For information and to RSVP, contact Carol Coonrod at 212 251-9104, more...  0 Comments

Jersey City Fighting Police Repression

Diane Krauthamer | Filipino youth have organized to address immigrant repression in response to a racially motivated police attack in Jersey City. While the repression of immigrants did not start on September 11, 2001, it has since become the standard. Now it is common practice for authorities to criminalize immigrants in the U.S., and local groups are working to fight this. more...  0 Comments

Friday Night with Pachamama

Eileen Cheong | The three "Mamas" known as simply Paola, Gloria and Pilar, are together the founders of PACHMAMA, an organization they founded to provide both education, liberation and affordable child-care for their community in Bushwick, Brooklyn. To celebrate the first successful five months of their co-op, the trio and their members and volunteers from Sista II Sista held a part-celebration, part-fundraiser at a little known bar-lounge called Mamajuana located at 220 Leonard St. between Powers and Grand St. in Williamsburg.
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Puerto Rico: Stirring up trouble, Stirring up freedom

Juan Antonio Ocasio Rivera | Former Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick claims everything in Puerto Rico is just fine and that efforts to address it political status problems are efforts to stir up trouble, likening the recent White House report on its status to Fidel Castro's position on Puerto Rico 25 years ago. No doubt she has no clue about Puerto Rico's problems, including recent FBI raids and the FBI's assassination of Machetero leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios. Congress is also considering a new bill but it also is doomed to failure. more...  0 Comments

AKBAYAN: to bury the truth, GMA killed Philippine democracy

AKBAYAN Party | AKBAYAN Party today denounced anew GMA's declaration of a State of National Emergency, saying that the draconian measures that the government imposed yesterday completely exposed the despotic inclinations of the ruling regime. more...  0 Comments

IWW-Starbucks Workers Union annual Winter Benefit Show Extravaganza!!!

Worker Freedom | So come on over to Bklyn. for cheap drinks, live music, union solidarity, and all the standard debaucherous debauchery that comes along with any great house par-tay!
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Austria, Hitler and Howard’s Australia

nano | Pauline Hanson recently announced on news radio that her political views have been “vindicated”; she cited the overt racist attitudes of John Howard and Peter Costello as proof of her claim. Who could deny it? Hanson’s imprisonment on trumped-up charges was an act of political assassination instigated by Howard but executed by his then errand boy, Tony Abbott. Hanson’s trial and subsequent imprisonment effectively eliminated her and her party from the Australian political landscape; mainstream racist ideology was re-established in its rightful home, the white Australian conservative ultra-right Liberal Party of Howard! The world watches Australia take a giant leap backwards as Howard continues to divide the nation. more...  0 Comments

Urgent Action Needed: Phillipine Arrestees

Reposted by Tommy SPNYC | Arrest of anakpawis congressman crispin beltran - urgent action needed. First arrest of progressive PM after the state of emergency was passed. more...  0 Comments

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