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The New York African Film Festival at BAM starting this weekend!

Cinephile | From May 22-30 BAMcinématek, the repertory film program at BAM Rose Cinema presents a variety of films, including the Brooklyn premiere of the Burkina Faso film Delwende, and a tribute to political French/Cameroonian director Jean-Marie Teno, who says, "I am very much attached to the situation, to the whole global situation, to see how we can have an impact and really foster change so that people can live better." more...  0 Comments

Emergency Demonstration to Protest Militarization of the Border! (5/16)

via ANSWER | Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00pm
Department of Homeland Security
26 Federal Plaza more...  1 Comments

"The impact of the financial crisis on the Palestinian community"

Qusay Hamed qusay_h@yahoo.com | This article talks about the current financial crisis in Palestine territory; it shows the impacts of the continuation of the crisis on the Security, community, and the situation in general.
it sends also an Palestinian massage to the international community in order to stop the Financial Sanctions.
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CORDILLERA: A People's Land, A Nation's Fight

Gabriela | CORDILLERA: A PEOPLE'S LAND, A NATION'S FIGHT
A political update on the Indigenous People's Struggle
of the Cordillera Region in the Northern Philippines
Joan Carling, Chairperson, Cordillera People's Alliance-- BAYAN
Jennifer Awingan, Coordinator, Cordillera People's Alliance Youth Commission-- BAYAN
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Feds spy on Big Media to root out confidential sources!

ABC | Federal source: Government tracking major media phone numbers to root out confidential sources more...  0 Comments

As Bush Militarizes Border, Local Communities Say No.

Ella | Border communities are united in their opposition to the Goode Amendment, and fear that the placement of National Guard troops on the border with Mexico will further exacerbate the state-of siege mentality that has extended over the region since militarization of the region began, in the name of immigration enforcement and the war on drugs, over a decade ago. Currently, border communities face arbitrary detentions and arrests by the Border Patrol, racial profiling is rampant in Latino neighborhoods, the presence of military vehicles and infrastructure are pervasive, and the use of deadly force by Border Patrol agents claims innocent lives each year.

See also: Bush sending thousands of National Guard troops to Mexican border | No Troops at the Border! more...  0 Comments

5/14 Urgent Action Alert! A Call for A National Immigrant Solidarity Movement!

Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network | The Upcoming Battle Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation, And A Call for A National Immigrant Solidarity Movement more...  0 Comments

Joy of Resistance Mothers Day special Sunday at 6 p.m.

Joy of Resistance collective | The Joy of Resistance, Multicultural Feminist Radio, takes an unsentimental and unvarnished look at the "working conditions" of motherhood in the USA today.
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Border Communities Say No Troops Needed!

Ella | US-Mexico Border -Yesterday the House of Representatives approved a measure
to authorize the Secretary of Defense to place military troops along the southern
U.S. border. Known as the Goode Amendment for its sponsor Virgil Goode (R-VA),
it was attached to the Defense Department FY2007 Authorization bill. Anonymous
sources also revealed a Bush Administration request for the Pentagon to investigate
plans to send military troops on the border. It is speculated that Bush may
announce this new proposal during his Monday evening speech. more...  0 Comments

TIME'S UP! ROVING GARDEN PARTY THIS SATURDAY, MAY 13th

A NYC gardener/Time's Up! | Saturday, May 13th, 2006 TIME'S UP!, an environmental and bicycle education and action group, and More Gardens!, a community garden support group, will hold a ROVING GARDEN PARTY to celebrate and save New York City community gardens which are oases of community sustainability in the midst of urban sprawl and over development. The event will raise awareness of the many gardens in danger of destruction by developers and remember gardens that have been lost and saved. more...  0 Comments

A True Revolutionary

Seaghán Ó Murchú | Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary"


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BUDGET VOTE MAY COME TODAY - YOU CAN STOP IT

roll back the rents | Tell him/her: Please oppose a budget deal that forces cuts in health care, education, nutrition, child care and many other services. Cutting services to pay for tax giveaways to millionaires hurts our nation. more...  0 Comments

The Catholic Church Calls for Jihad against The Da Vinci Code

Mahmood Ketabchi | Cardinal Francis Arinze, a leading cleric in the Vatican establishment, urged Christians not to sit aside, but to do something to defend their beliefs against the “lies” and “Blasphemies” disseminated by The Da Vinci Code. He also declared, "This is one of the fundamental human rights: that we should be respected, our religious beliefs respected, and our founder Jesus Christ respected.” But why should anyone respect Cardinal Arinze's religious beliefs or admire Jesus if the person is critical of religion, religious establishments, and religious laws and regulations ? more...  3 Comments

Thai American Trafficking-Labor Community Activist Speaks Fri 5/12 6:30pm

good event | Chanchanit Martorell (founder and Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center) is flying in from Los Angeles to speak about successful community organizing on human trafficking and labor issues in immigrant communities. There will also be related video clips screened, including a sneak preview of an excerpt of the documentary Grassroots Rising: Asian Immigrant Workers of Los Angeles, directed by Robert C. Winn. The event is free(!) more...  0 Comments

SEGUNDA CARTA ABIERTA AL COMPAÑERO EVO MORALES

ADELAIDA | JUSTICIA!! more...  0 Comments

An Evening of Readings and Conversation with EDUARDO GALEANO and ARUNDHATI ROY (MAY 21)

C.W. Alfonsin | An Evening of Readings and Conversation with EDUARDO GALEANO and ARUNDHATI ROYPresented by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change. Sunday, May 21, 2006 7:00 pm at The Town Hall 123 West 43rd Street, New York Between 6th Avenue & Broadway.

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Indypendent Issue #87

ny imc print | Pinnacle group squeezes tenants across the city / Immigrants get organized in Brooklyn more...  5 Comments

Interview with Intrepid Anarchist/Anthropologist David Graeber

Rebecca White | David Graeber, intrepid anthropologist and anarchist, talks about the magical battles and spiritual jujitsu of Madagascar, the trials of being a political dissident, and the emerging "Anarchist Century." more...  0 Comments

Garotinho is taken to hospital but he says he will keep hunger strike.

Celia Dantas | Despite the transference, the former-governor of Rio affirmed that he is not going to suspend hunger strike motivated for that he called political persecution of agencies of the press. "I will continue the strike in the hospital", affirmed.
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Memorial Bicycle Ride for Andre Anderson, Sunday May 14th

Miss Lee | Bikers will converge from 3 to 3:30 pm at the Rockaway State Park (Shore Front Parkway at 91st Street, just off the boardwalk). At 3:30 pm riders will follow Andre's final bike ride from the skatepark to the accident site on the Parkway near Beach 77th Street. Meet-ups for group rides to Far Rockaway Memorial Site: 12 pm Union Square South; 12:30 pm Brooklyn-side of the W'burg Bridge or 12:30 Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. Check www.times-up.org for additional route info and meeting spots. more...  2 Comments

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