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Call for Action from Egyptian Organizations re Ongoing Oppression in Egypt

Egyptian Human Rights Organizations | At the base of this is the freedom of opinion and expression, academic freedoms and workers rights. The undersigned organizations entreat all civil society organizations and interested parties to condemn this dismissal and to announce their support for the activist Asmaa Soliman in her campaign against this unjust decision which violates international human rights standards at the heart of which are labor rights.
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Non-Muslim Dress Code "Fabricated": Iranian Jew

by IOL (reposted) | TEHRAN, May20 , 2006 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – Iran's only Jewish MP strongly denied reports that Tehran may force non-Muslims to wear colored badges in public so as they can be identified.

"This report is a complete fabrication and is totally false," Maurice Motammed told Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Tehran on Friday, May19 . more...  0 Comments

Freedom Fights on Empire St: Cross-Polinating Movements for All Poltical Prisoners

Green Scare Providence | A green scare and political prisoner event in PROVIDENCE, RI! Saturday May 27th at AS220(115 empire st, Providence)

Featuring members of Boston Jericho Movement and Syracuse Jericho Movement, Presente, Friends and Family of Daniel McGowan, Taína Asili (www.tainapoet.com), and more

With amazing radicals from around the region (Boston, Ithaca NY, Syracuse NY, NYC, Philadelphia, and possibly Portland ME) a goal of this event is to help cross-polinate our movements by putting us in contact with each other, resisting the green scare by building strong communities and forging links. See you there!! more...  0 Comments

Dow Jones: IWW Branches Out In Bid To Recruit Starbucks Baristas

Worker Freedom | Dow Jones International News Service via Dow Jones more...  0 Comments

The Legal Implications of the Hydro-Political Palestinian Israeli Crisis

Mohammed T. Obidallah , obidallah_m@web.de |
This paper focuses on the legal implications of the water dispute between Palestine and Israel, in such a case Palestinian are prohibited from essential human right.
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Conservative coalition enters Next Phase

peptide | In response to increased UN pressure to close the illegal Guantanamo Bay detention/torture centre, the Americans left no doubt, “we have no intention of closing Guantanamo Bay”. The flagrant illegality of Guantanamo Bay is lost on the Americans, or worse, stands as a defiant monument to American belligerence and unilateralism. The rest of the world can go to hell; Americans do what they want when they want, is that clear? more...  0 Comments

Justice for the Chevy's Fresh-Mex Workers!

US supporters of the FT-CI | Supporters around the country should call the following numbers:

800-4-CHEVYS (national corporate offices)
209-839-2241 (Tracy Chevy's, ask for Greg, the manager)
925-960-0071 (ask for Gary, the franchise manager of the Tracy Chevy's)

and demand immediate reinstatement and compensation for the workers who were fired or who quit in protest. more...  0 Comments

Concert against Iraq war, tomorrow (Sat) at 6 pm

Sukato | Tribeca Performing Arts Center presents "Axis of Beauty."

Poet/musician Kala Pierson and singer/instrumentalist Sukato join in a multimedia collaboration in response to the Iraq war. This work will feature recorded voices of Iraqis recounting their daily lives through the U.S. invasion and occupation. The "axis of beauty" is an alternative worldview to the bellicose ideology of the "axis of evil" of current U.S. foreign policy. In place of the reductive "clash of civilizations" are aural snapshots of Iraqis coping with unimaginable bombardment, while clinging to their cultural heritage for solace and affirmation in a world turned upside-down.

The Time: Saturday, May 20, 6 pm
The Place:  Tribeca Performing Arts Center/BMCC (Theatre 2)
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY
Directions: Take trains 1, 2, or 3 to the Chambers Street stop

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www.sukatomusic.com/concerts
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Summer of Not-So-Non-Violent Resistance

Bring the War Home 2006 Collective | July 2006 is the month to Bring the War Home to cities across the nation with Direct Action and Civil Disobedience to shut down all metropolitan areas. Then organizers from around the world will converge on DC August 10th through the 14th to confront the true war machine. more...  3 Comments

X

Will, OnNYTurf | A pilgrimage to honor Malcolm X will make its way from Harlem to his grave at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, where he and his wife are buried. A caravan expected to include eight to nine buses and 40 to 50 cars will leave from 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard at 10 a.m. and arrive at the cemetery an hour or more later. Anyone can join, and the pilgrimage draws hundreds to thousands of people. [Read More at OnNYTurf || AllCityNYC: Happy Birthday Malcom more...  0 Comments

Rally for Home Day Care Providers

NY Jobs with Justice | The more than 30,000 home daycare providers in New York City provide a crucial service to low-income families but are not supported and are unfairly compensated. The subsidy rates workers receive hover near the poverty line and are not dependent upon the actual number of hours worked.

The UFT and ACORN are working with legislators in Albany to enact legislation that will grant the right to organize a union to New York’s family child-care providers. The bill has already passed in the Senate and should pass the Assembly this month. Then, we need the Governor’s signature. more...  0 Comments

Protest Today (May 19th 7pm) at the Mexican Consulate! Support the people of Anteco!

supporter | Our sisters and brothers of San Salvador Atenco are under attack by the state repression being waged by the PRI, PAN and PRD governments against members of the Other Campaign. As Mexican immigrants, we call on all people of good will to join us at a protest to demand the liberation of all political prisoners and an end to the state repression.

When: Friday, May 19th at 7 pm
Where: Mexican Consulate - 27 E 39th St
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Protest Today (May 19th 7pm) at the Mexican Consulate! Support the people of Anteco!

supporter | Our sisters and brothers of San Salvador Atenco are under attack by the state repression being waged by the PRI, PAN and PRD governments against members of the Other Campaign. As Mexican immigrants, we call on all people of good will to join us at a protest to demand the liberation of all political prisoners and an end to the state repression.

When: Friday, May 19th at 7 pm
Where: Mexican Consulate - 27 E 39th St
(between 5th and Madison). New York more...  0 Comments

2nd Annual NYC Youth Activist Conference

YELL! | The Young Eclectic Liberation Leaders (YELL!) is a diverse group of activists working towards ending apathy amongst the youth. We want to motivate and empower other young people to get involved in issues that they care about.
YELL! is hosting our Second Annual NYC Youth Activist Conference. It will be a space for youth to participate in workshops, get psyched, network, organize and mobilize! Everyone is welcome to attend!


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Starbucks Targeted in 20 Cities/4 Countries by IWW

Worker Freedom | New York, NY- Industrial Workers of the World members and supporters entered Starbucks cafes today in cities across the United States, Canada, and the British Isles to inform workers about their right to form a union. The union members highlighted gains in wages, security of hours, and respect on the job won by baristas who have already joined the IWW. more...  1 Comments

Hawkins Opposes Ensign Amendment on Immigration Bill

Howie Hawkins | I urge the Senate to oppose the amendment by Senator John Ensign to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006. The Ensign Amendment would prevent lawfully present immigrant workers from claiming Social Security based on earnings credited before they were authorized to work in the United States. This is fundamentally unfair.
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SENATE HOLDS HAYDEN CONFIRMATION HEARING, ACTIVISTS RESPOND

M. Oman-Reagan | As the confirmation hearings of General Hayden begin in Washington, grassroots activists are finding new ways to participate in the democratic process. StopHayden.org has created a Web Site from which visitors can lobby the members of the Senate Committee charged with investigating Hayden's involvement in the illegal domestic spying programs that have recently come to light. more...  0 Comments

Populist #28

Franklin | On the Electoral College more...  0 Comments

Help us to win our campaign against an arms company

SmashEDO Campaign - smashedo@hotmail.com | Our campaign against our local arms dealers in the UK is nearing possible victory. The company is owned by a US parent firm. The shareholders are getting edgy about the security of their investments and a demo at their New York HQ would really help us to convince them to drop their UK branch. Please contact us to find out more or tell us what you did.



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Ayaan, you're doin' a heckuva job!

Hoipolloi Cassidy | Ayaan Hirsi Ali, whose fierce denunciations of Islam earned her a place in the hearts of right-wingers in American and elsewhere, has been found to have lied about her age, her country of origin and her history of oppression. She will probably be stripped of her Dutch citizenship. more...  2 Comments

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