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Hear Rachel Corrie's Words, Tonight at Riverside Church

ISM-NYC | The New York Theater Workshop "postponed" the March 22 NYC and US opening of the hit London play, "My Name is Rachel Corrie", based on Rachel's writing from Rafah. The NYTW has failed to give any coherent explanation for their decision. People around the world have mobilized to present Rachel's words over the last week, in more than 13 countries, 10 locations in Palestine and Israel and more than 40 locations in the US. Despite the effort to silence them, tonight Rachel Corrie's words about life in occupied Rafah will be heard in NYC. more...  0 Comments

Brown Skin / Yellow Star: Turning the Corner Toward Fascism in the US

Juan Santos | The US Senate debates legislation that would make migrants an openly felonized, legally scapegoated racial and cultural under-caste, with deeply dangerous implications for us all. more...  2 Comments

Do Hot Coffee and 'Wobblies' Go Together?

Worker Freedom | Unions haven't had much luck organizing Starbucks Corp.'s baristas, many of whom are part-timers or college students with little incentive to sign union cards since they're not planning on building long-term careers brewing venti skim lattes. more...  1 Comments

FILMS THAT FIGHT BACK FESTIVAL

TAMARA POLLAK | The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault presents three films from activist directors around the theme of sexual violence. more...  0 Comments

Vegan Prisoner Denied Food-- Call Prison Now! More Info...

sacprisonersupport@riseup.net |
Eric McDavid has been denied vegan food for over two months. We are asking as many people as possible to call the jail as much as possible on Monday March 20. Eric's health is deteriorating and it is critical that he be provided vegan food as soon as possible. In the past the jail has lied to Eric's supporters about his food, his health and their ability to provide him with vegan food. Regardless of what they say do not be deterred.
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Support Indigenous Rights: Sign the Free Grassy Narrows Petition

Rainforest Action Network | In Ontario, Canada, an indigenous community called the Grassy Narrows First Nation are being subjected to human rights abuses. Logging companies, Weyerhaeuser and Abitibi are clear-cut logging their land without the community’s consent. This exploitation is poisoning their waters with toxins, robbing the community of economic opportunities, and destroying their way of life.
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WOID #XIV-41. From Paris, France, it's...The Pennies!

Hoipolloi Cassidy | The occasion was Sunday's giant demonstration in Paris against the CPE, the French Government's own version of "No Worker Left Behind." more...  0 Comments

Two Days of Anti-War Protest in the Bronx

El Bronx | The Iraq War anniversary weekend of protest included two days of action in the borough of the Bronx. Veterans, students, and various left groups converged on an obvious target in the people's midst: the armed forces recruitment station at Fordham Road and the Grand Concourse. Just a quick recapfor comment. more...  2 Comments

Update on Turkish Anarchist Conscientious Objector Mehmet Tarhan

Free Mehmet Defense Network | Since many of you have asked for an update on Mehmet's situation, we are happy to report that Mehmet is still with his family and it currently **appears** that there is no movement to re-arrest him.

Mehmet, in a statement given shortly after his release said, “It’s important to be able to touch each other and maintain communication. There has been much strain on me throughout this ordeal, but if we can maintain this solidarity we can gain the strength to continue the struggle and put pressure on public opinion.” more...  0 Comments

Back from the Manif

Hoipolloi Cassidy | Over a million demonstrators throughout France are protesting the neo-liberal government's attempt to impose a law that would allow employers to fire younger workers at will. more...  0 Comments

THE US GULAG PRISON SYSTEM - THE SHAME OF THE NATION AND CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY

Stephen Lendman | An expose of the US gulag prison system at home. more...  0 Comments

SERÁ ENJUICIADO EL COMANDANTE JEFFREY HAYHURST

ISRAEL ÁLVAREZ DE ARMAS | El Comandante Norteamericano Jeffrey Hayhurst serà enjuiciado como presunto responsable en haber permitido el ingreso de cientos de personas para que contra ellas se cometieran delitos graves contra los Derechos Humanos en la Base Naval a su cargo en Guantanamo
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an International day Against Video Surveillance

SCP | this weekend, eight events in five different countries -- and we still haven't heard from the Germans, the French and the Greece. more...  11 Comments

Oz visit: A Dose of U.S. Delusion from Rice

Kingfisher | Australia experienced a dose of Americana in the form of a visit from (divorced from reality) Condoleezza Rice, who maintains that Iraq is in a better position today than prior to the US invasion! The whole world is aware of the absolute DEBACLE that is Iraq today and the ridiculous claims that were made prior to the invasion and now the absurd excuses from Wolfowitz, Rice and others, that everything will turn out fine in the end. Fairytale explanations do not ‘cut it’ outside the USA, Ms. Rice, what future or ‘end’ did you have in mind? The whole world is aware that you are ‘winging it’ or improvising as you go! But it’s a damn shame that kids and other innocents are dying while you and your criminally inept government lie and deceive. more...  0 Comments

Paris & Toulouse riots against new labor law

ref | young workers against new labor law (CPE) in France: map of occupied university buildings, images & video of March 16 riots, photos from March 7 & march 16
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Top cops ordered rank and file to perjure during RNC (among other things), Kyne, et al. v. Wolfowitz, et al. alleges

Gideon | NYPD TOP COPS AND LAWYERS ORDERED RANK AND FILE OFFICERS TO COMMIT PERJURY IN REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION PROSECUTIONS, LAWSUIT ALLEGES; DESERT STORM VETERAN MOUNTS CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE TO DEFENSE DEPARTMENT RULE THAT PROHIBITED HIM FROM WEARING ARMY UNIFORM DURING HIS 2004 RNC JURY TRIAL more...  1 Comments

Free Event - Follow the Women Slideshow

TIME'S UP! | Slideshow presentation of Follow the Women, a Bicycle Ride for Peace in the Middle East.
49 East Houston Street (btw Mott and Mulberry) more...  0 Comments

On 3rd Anniversary of Her Death, Remembrances of Rachel Corrie Continue

Red Flags | Rachel's Words is a new effort to galvanize support for artistic integrity in New York, and to make sure that the canceled play is seen by the many thousands who will undoubtedly buy tickets to learn more, argue, be challenged and even in spite of themselves. If Broadway wants to be more than the Lion King -- this is it! guerrilla premiere of the play will be held at Riverside Church on March 22. [Read More at Red Flags || Prior NYC IMC Coverage of "My Name is Rachel Corrie" Controversy || New NYTimes Article Today more...  3 Comments

Support Daniel McGowan [March update]

Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan | Update: Daniel has been out on bail since February 8th and is on house arrest. He is on electronic monitoring and is allowed outside of his apartment two hours a week to check in with his pre-trial officer. He is in New York City, eagerly working on his legal defense, employed part-time at WomensLaw.org and spending time with family and friends. more...  1 Comments

More tumult on Pace University campus

Brian Kelly | Students from the Campus Antiwar Network (CAN), and the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) were joined by university students, professors, original SDS’ers, and CAN members who faced repression at CCNY. They launched one of the largest protests Pace University’s campus had seen. The university, which is not accustomed to being challenged, let alone having to deal with large protests, was not prepared for the event. more...  12 Comments

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