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NIFC- National irish Freedom Committee | Cabhair Monthly Sustainer Launched


This month, Cumann Na Saoirse Náisiúnta (National Irish Freedom Committee) is starting its annual Monthly Sustainer program. The program is the cornerstone of the Irish Republican Political Activists Support (IRPAS) Campaign. The Sustainer program operates on the pledge principle, whereby, donors pledge a monthly contribution: the amount to be decided by the donor.
On Saturday, June 10th, campaign co- coordinator Patrick Williams appeared on the New York weekly radio program, Radio Free Eireann. Pat discussed briefly with the hosts, John McDonagh and Sandy Boyer, that there are still Republican political prisoners in both Irish states and that the dependants of these prisoners and other political activists deserve our assistance. He also told them that participants in the program would receive monthly bulletins informing them of up to date information regarding the plight of political activists who are imprisoned on the inside or in a state of virtual imprisonment on the outside!

The National Irish Freedom Committee supports the dependents of Republican political prisoners through Cabhair in Ireland. Cabhair has been in existence for many years supporting the dependents of faithful Republican prisoners, and ensnared Éire Nua political activists throughout the 32 Irish counties.

Anyone wishing to take part in the program should contact co-coordinators Maggie Trainor and Pat Williams at:  IRPAS@irishfreedom.net

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Monsters do exist, help stop the killing at HLS

Win Animal Rights | Date & Time: Sat. June 17, 2006 at 2 PM (look by benches)
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Benefit this Sunday - M-1 from Dead Prez

Free All Political Prisoners | A Benefit for Jeff "Free" Luers this Sunday, June 18th. Doors open at 4pm. $10-20 sliding scale.
778 Bergen St. (at Grand Ave.) - C to Clinton-Washington, 2,3 to Eastern Parkway
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DESAPARECIDA FORZADAMENTE BARBARA OLSON

ISRAEL ÁLVAREZ DE ARMAS | Señor Byron Calame Editor del The New York Times 229 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036 Estados Unidos de América Presente.-
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US Intervention in Nicaraguan Elections

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Urgent Call to Protest Massacre of Mexican Teachers Thursday, June 15

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Urgent Protest Thursday, June 15, 5 p.m.
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Puerto Rico at The United Nations

Juan Antonio Ocasio Rivera | At the United Nations yesterday morning, one thing was immediately clear: as the member nations of the Decolonization Committee noted, there is tremendous and lasting interest in the case of Puerto Rico and its political status. more...  4 Comments

NYC's First Annual Festival for Gender Equality

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Worker Freedom | Our Mercadona fellow workers in Barcelona have been o n indefinite strike for almost 100 days. We interview Jose Uribe, secretary of the syndical section of the CNT
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West Village Cooperative Accused of Racial Bias

Housing Net | West Village Cooperative Accused of Racial Bias

Pacifica producer, Beth Israel MD sue, claiming housing discrimination

NEW YORK CITY - A Federal law suit filed in the Southern District of New York claims that an internationally-renowned news producer and an international medical educator and physician were the subject of racial discrimination by a tony West Side cooperative, resulting in the rejection last year by the coop's board of the pair and their infant daughter. more...  1 Comments

Right wing US/Israeli professor convicted of libeling leftist Israeli Occupation critic

smurf | Haifa University economist Steven Plaut was convicted last week of libeling a fellow academic, Neve Gordon of Ben-Gurion University's Department of Politics and Government, and ordered to pay the plaintiff NIS 80,000 in compensation plus NIS 15,000 in legal fees... One of Plaut's articles, published in 2001 and still posted on the Internet (conservativetruth.org), is entitled "Haaretz promotes the 'Jews for Hitler.'" It was a response to Gordon's review in Haaretz of Norman Finkelstein's book, "The Holocaust Industry." The judge ruled that the article's title clearly implies that Gordon is a "Jew for Hitler" and that this constitutes libel.
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France : A national petition : we will protect them

RESF | The pause given to immigrant parents and students will end on June 30. Thousands of children, adolescents and their families risk mass deportation. Their lives and their future will end. We will not allow these infamies to be done in our name. Every one of us is ready to help, guide and protect in whatever way is possible. When they seek refuge, we will not close our doors but will give shelter and food ; we will not denounce them to the police.

original in French : Pétition nationale : NOUS LES PRENONS SOUS NOTRE PROTECTION !
 http://www.educationsansfrontieres.org/article.php3?id_article=24
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The National Lawyers Guild condemns the FBI's Operation Backfire as Unconstitutional

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Public Forum on Illegal Conversion of Affordable Housing to Hotels

A. Venesky | State reps Liz Krueger, Dick Gottfriend, Linda Rosenthal, City Councilmembers Gale Brewer and Rosie Mendez will hear testimony from residents of SROs (Single Room Occupancy) on how their homes are being illegally converted to tourist hotels in Hell's Kitchen and the Upper West Side. more...  0 Comments

June 22–25, 2006 Build the Left, Fight the Right Socialism 2006 Columbia University, New York City

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The government and the Right have a vision of the world -- one of endless wars, racist scapegoating, and continuing to enrich the few while the rest of us pay the price. Bigots like the Minutemen line up at the border as hate crimes against immigrants rise, while anti-abortionists try to strip women of the right to choose. An entire U.S. city is nearly destroyed while the Bush administration fiddles. And the Democrats seem to offer no alternative to Bush's attacks. more...  0 Comments

Populist #30

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Stopping The War Before It Starts (The Indypendent)

John Tarleton | Thirty-seven antiwar activists were arrested and dozens more were pepper sprayed, tazered and shot at with rubber bullets outside the Port of Olympia, Washington during 10 days of demonstrations at the end of May that sought to disrupt the shipment of Stryker urban combat vehicles (see sidebar) to Iraq. The protests marked the first time that Americans have tried to block the shipment of war materials since April 2003.

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How White People Elected Ray Nagin (The Indypendent)

Lance Hill | Back in September, it was hard to find an African American who had anything good to say about New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Local hip-hop artist Juvenile’s song “Get Ya Hustle On” castigated the mayor as someone black people couldn’t trust. But things began to change in the following months.

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No Room For Renters (The Indypendent)

Steven Wishnia | If homeowners are having a hard time coming back to New Orleans because of the lack of infrastructure, from potable water to public schools, the city’s renters have it worse: They have virtually no legal claim on their old apartments. The hurricane and floods destroyed or caused major damage to more than half the city’s 188,000 homes and apartments, according to federal Department of Housing and Urban Development figures.


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Prisoner At Birth (The Indypendent)

Kristen Ess | The economic blockade against Palestinians is also affecting human rights organizations and NGOs in general. I talked with the Palestinian Prisoner Society’s General Director of Media in the West Bank, Basim Sbeih, about the situation. “We have 30 lawyers working on representing the prisoners in Israeli jails. However, the funding stopped, including the payroll for the lawyers working with us.

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