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LGBTQ: On the Streets, In the Schools, Outside the System

Selina Musuta | Thousands of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) youth are forced out on to the streets in the U.S. each year, and face harassment, homophobia and even violence in their high schools. In addition, there are many LGBTQs outside this country seeking an increasingly difficult path to political asylum in the U.S.

On this edition, we'll hear from the LGBTQ community, on the streets, in the schools and outside the system.

Note: This is not the entire Making Contact Show. This is just two out of three segments. You can listen to the entire show on Also, listen to Out FM's coverage of Pride Sunday June, 24th on WBAI from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at more...  0 Comments

Images: Anti-Immigrant Extremists Protest Revolution Books

Stanley W. Rogouski | Take 10 or so manipulated racist bozos with nothing to do on a Friday Night and what do they do? more...  13 Comments

NYC Book Sale for Daniel McGowan postponed to July 2nd

Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan | There was a book sale scheduled for this Saturday for Daniel McGowan. It has been rescheduled to July 2nd due to bad weather. You can still donate to the sale all this week. Details below more...  0 Comments

Why you should be concerned about the Green Scare: Monday NLG event

Legal Beagle | NLG Green Scare symposium: What Lawyers Need to Know
How the government is targeting eco-activists
Monday, June 26th, 6:30pm
Location: Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, 55 Fifth Avenue [at 12th Street], Moot Court Room, New York, NY
Free more...  0 Comments


Times Up! | New York, NY (June 23, 2006) – On Saturday, June 24th 2006 TIME'S UP! an environmental direct action group, and MORE GARDENS!, a community garden support group, will join the HARLEM UNITED GARDENERS to celebrate and save 19 endangered Harlem community gardens. A bike ride from downtown will link up with the Save Harlem Gardens Parade which will visit these oases of community sustainability in the midst of urban sprawl and concrete. The event will raise awareness of the need to protect our community gardens in danger of destruction by developers. This parade will be made up of gardeners, costumed revelers, dancers, drummers, cyclists together with young and old members of the community. more...  0 Comments

Frank Moore Announces Presidential Run in 2008!

Corey | Frank Moore, avante-garde artist and unrelenting defender of free speech, is running for President. Candidate of the Just Makes Sense Party, Frank's tagline is "I Get Results!" His Presidential Platform follows. For more information, go to the Frank Moore for President website and blog: & . more...  1 Comments

Call to defend Abortion Rights in Jackson MS. July 15th through August 6th.

asheville ARA | Operations Save America (formerly Operation Rescue) hopes to shut down the last abortion clinic in MIssissippi this summer. Beginning on July 15th, they are planning actions designed to close the clinic for good. They’re stated time frame is by July 24th. On the 30th of July, yet another Anti-choice group, Oh Saratoga, which has worked with OSA before, will attempt the same thing. Together, these two groups hope to end all abortion services in Mississippi. We intend to disappoint them. more...  0 Comments

NYC Area Minutemen Play Village Voice Writer for a Fool

Stanley W. Rogouski | Jarrett Murphy thinks he's a smart guy but a NYC area Minuteman group takes him to school and shows him how the press was spun. || Border Battle Heats Up || 250 Years of Backlash || April 13 Indypendent more...  21 Comments


Win Animal Rights |
Friday, June 23, 2006 at 4:00 PM
Meet at: Pfizer World Headquarters, 235 E. 42nd St. (off 3rd Avenue)

Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 2:00 PM*
Meet at: Hunter College Station, Lexington Ave. & 68th St.

Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 6:00 PM
Meet at: Union Square in front of Whole Foods, 14th Street & Broadway
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The Ominous Shadow of 1988 Hovers Over this July’s Mexican Presidential Election

John Ross | With 20 Days to Go before the Vote, the Spectre of Electoral Fraud - and Subsequent Repression - Haunts a Nation more...  0 Comments

Young People of America...Rise Up and Rebel!

populist | ...what the soldier is never told is that as a result of having gone to war there is a reasonable likelihood that he will struggle until the day he dies with nightmares depicting the horrors of war, the unrelenting grief, bitterness and resentment, despair, depression, and the anger that will have taken possession of his life... more...  0 Comments

Rebuilding New Orleans

Diane Greene Lent | See more photos at I returned to New Orleans June 2-6, 2006 to photograph the rebuilding. The tent city went up in front of St. Bernard Housing Project. I toured Common Ground sites and heard a lot of great music. I had been previously, in March and things seemed pretty grim, but this time I left with hope. The people are demanding their right of return. The musicians are back and playing all over the place and making it New Orleans. more...  1 Comments

Border Vigilante Goes on Trial Today

Ella | Cochise County, Arizona-Business owner and former Sheriff's deputy Roger Barnett goes on trial today for detaining a group of migrants at gunpoint on his neighbor's property. The civil suit, filed by Donald MacKenzie with the support of Border Action Network a local human rights group, claims Barnett impersonated a law enforcement officer and trespassed on private property in order to detain the group. more...  0 Comments

24th bulletin of the Basque Observatory of Human Rights - Behatokia

Basque Observatory of Human Rights - Behatoki | We are writing to you from the Basque Observatory for Human Rights –Behatokia- to let you know that our latest bulletin is now available on our web page,

If you would like to access the bulletin directly, in a compressed pdf format please use this link:
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National Action Alert! Trans Day of Action Denied Permits to March and Rally on 8th Avenue During NYC 2006 Pride!

Trans Justice | Ultimately, TransJustice sees the denial of the march route and permits as part of the ongoing plan of the Bloomberg Administration to repress the progressive political movements of NYC. Now more than ever, TransJustice calls on all social justice activists from the communities of color, lesbian, gay, bi, two spirit and trans movements, immigrant rights
organizations, youth and student groups, trade unions and workers organizations, religious communities and HIV/ AIDS and social service agencies to endorse, build contingents and to help fight for the right to march on 8th Avenue on June 23rd.

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Harambee Radio: HecOne (Welfare Poets) w/ Lord Patch

Ytzhak | This weeks show will focus on a discussion and interview with victoria, british columbia author and wordcore artist lordpatch (aka lawrence ytzhak braithwaite) and mc/activist Hector (hecOne) from the nyc based hip hop crew The Welfare Poets. The show will air Live Thursday evening from 10:00 PM EST/ on June 22, 2006. more...  0 Comments

Immigration Song (The Streets are Whispering)

Kevin McGoldrick | This is a song I wrote after the immigration march in San Diego this spring. Let me know what you think and if you are interested in more political and non-political songs in the same vein you can go to If you would like to reuse please just write and let me know. Thanks and hope you enjoy. more...  0 Comments

Immigration News: 2, 000+ Caught in Raids, Judge OKs Profiling

Weekly News Update | On June 14, Assistant Secretary for ICE Julie Myers announced that ICE agents had apprehended 2,179 immigrants in a nationwide sweep between May 26 and June 13. Virtually every ICE field office in the US took part in "Operation Return to Sender," in collaboration with state and local law enforcement agencies. more...  0 Comments

Mexico: Oaxaca Teachers Rout Cops

Weekly News Update | The teachers regrouped in less than an hour. Armed with clubs and covering their faces with dampened cloths as protection against the tear gas, the teachers counterattacked with rocks and hurled tear gas grenades back at the agents. more...  0 Comments

Marty Tankleff Defense Fund-June 21st Fundraiser

Justice for Marty | Marty Tankleff's case is a classic case of a false confession, corrupt criminal "justice" system, conflicts-of-interest, corrupt police officials, and more. Despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence, the State refuses to test extant DNA that could clear Marty's name. This case is like nothing you've ever read about. Please visit more...  0 Comments

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