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PROTEST THIS SATURDAY IN DC AGAINST THE WAR IN LEBANON AND PALESTINE!

me | August 12 National March to Stop the U.S.-Israeli War

Defend the People of Palestine and Lebanon!
From Iraq to Lebanon to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime!
Money for Jobs and Occupation, Not for War and Occupation!
Support the Palestinian People's Right to Return!
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UNITE WITH THE LEBANESE AND PALESTINIAN PEOPLES AGAINST US-UK-ISRAELI IMPERIALISM!!!

Third World Solidarity Group | Support an immediate stop to the US-UK-Israeli invasion and occupation of Lebanon and Palestine, immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all Israeli troops, stop to all US-led bogus, gunboat diplomacy, adequate and fair representation of Lebanese, Palestinian and other Arab governments in the settlement of the conflict, support for the sovereignty and independence of the Palestinian and Lebanese governments!!! In the long term, end US-UK-Israeli exploitation, control and interference in the Middle East!!! more...  0 Comments

Fresh Israeli Masscre from the Sky Kills 33 Farm Workers

Firas Makdesi | The enemy aircraft fired at least three rockets at a structure as a truck was being loaded with peaches and plums, massacring at least 33 fruit pickers. Most of those who survived suffered very bad wounds including amputations and very severe burns. more...  1 Comments

Lebanon: Transform the resistance into a broad struggle for national and social liberation

Claudia Cinatti | ... the enormous energy and fighting spirit of the workers and oppressed people of Lebanon must be set in motion, through a program that unites the resistance to imperialism with the struggle against the local exploiters and the political elite ... more...  1 Comments

Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial Parade!

BAAM Boston | The First Annual, Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial Parade! Sunday, August 27th, 2006, 1pm. Stand up against the oppression of immigrants and anarchists.
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IWW Vows Global Action In Defense of Starbucks Organizer Daniel Gross

Worker Freedom | Whereas Industrial Workers of the World member and Starbucks barista Daniel Gross took part in a protest to defend the job of a fellow worker in the spirit of mutual aid and solidarity; and
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cracker diplomacy

t. rhamis kent | i'm not much of a poet, but the latest world events kinda pushed me over the edge, so to speak. so i wrote a piece after thinking about things for a minute and was inspired after i heard the term "cowboy diplomacy" coined by the American press. after i turned this over in my head, the term "cracker diplomacy" seemed to be more appropriate... more...  0 Comments

Immigration News: Judge Orders Palestinian Freed

Weekly News Update on the Americas | The government had never charged Hamdan with a crime, but alleged in immigration proceedings that he was linked to terrorism because of his former job as a fundraiser for the Holy Land Foundation. more...  0 Comments

Brooklyn to Host First-Ever Festival for Gender Equality!

Girls for Gender Equity | In a world where boys are still made fun of for wanting to jump double-dutch and girls are still kicked off the basketball courts because they might “break a nail” while playing, Girls for Gender Equity is proud to organize the first New York City Festival for Gender Equality on August 27th 11am – 4pm. Open to all New Yorkers, it will be held at Von King Park in Brooklyn, NY and feature entertainment by musicians, spoken word artists, and theater performers; workshops and other fun activities for children and adults; free food and giveaways; and appearances from local politicians. Over 50 community organizations will participate including Brooklyn Children's Museum, Forest Hills Community House, Global Action Project, Loisaida, New York Police Department, Planned Parenthood, Schomburg Center, Street Harassment Project, and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. more...  0 Comments

No Hezbollah Rockets Fired from Qana

Dahr Jamail | Red Cross workers and residents of Qana, where Israeli bombing killed at least 60 civilians, have told IPS that no Hezbollah rockets were launched from the city before the Israeli air strike. more...  0 Comments

Philippines: AKBAYAN leads protests over SONA of lies, lies, lies

AKBAYAN Partylist | AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today joined the various groups which trooped to the streets to express opposition to the State of the Nation Adress (SONA) of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), saying GMA's SONA promises will not make up for the fact that she is the center and crux of the country's crisis right now.


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Smiting the Jebuzite

Pretty Boy Freud | An extremist Jewish religious group argues that "compassion" is a strictly Christian (i.e, "non-Jewish") quality and lives out the worst antisemitic cliches. more...  0 Comments

Weekly Critical Mass, this Friday, Aug. 4, 7pm, Union Sq.

CM rider | Some people would like for us to have a weekly Critical Mass, but nobody has been willing to announce it, other than me. Last time we had an extra one, December after the RNC, it was announced here but the cops didn't even show. Last week's CM was so much fun. Let's do it again this Friday! Union Square 7pm.
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No Human Being is Illegal: Nativo Lopez speaking tour in NYC

nativotour | ***forward widely!*** more...  1 Comments

Bush seeks to extend Guantánamo procedures to American citizens

Patrick Martin | In draft legislation prepared in response to last month’s Supreme Court decision against the use of military tribunals for US prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, the Bush administration proposes to extend the practice of indefinite detention and summary trial by military commissions to include American citizens.
According to press accounts Friday, based on leaks from those with access to the draft, the bill would essentially legalize the military tribunals in the form decreed by Bush in 2001, with only minor changes, while for the first time making US citizens as well as foreign nationals subject to such summary proceedings.
The tribunals, commissions of active-duty military personnel under orders of the president as commander-in-chief, would have the power to impose death sentences based on secret evidence and in proceedings from which the defendants could be excluded whenever military judges decided this was “necessary to protect national security.” more...  0 Comments

Yesha Rabbinical Council: During time of war, enemy has no innocents

Islamic Community Net | The Yesha Rabbinical Council announced in response to an IDF attack in Kfar Qanna that "according to Jewish law, during a time of battle and war, there is no such term as 'innocents' of the enemy." more...  2 Comments

California Safe Schools Honors Sheinbaum & Farrell

California Safe Schools | “14th Amendment Equal Protection Under the Law" more...  0 Comments

Venezuela: Real independence for the working class

Youth of the Revolutionary Left (JIR) | Unofficial translation by working class emancipation  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/labor_action/ more...  0 Comments

Emergency Call to Action in NYC: Protest Israeli Massacre in Qana

Ad-Hoc Coalition for Justice in the Middle E | EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION PROTEST ISRAELI MASSACRE IN QANA DEMAND ACTION more...  2 Comments

LEBANON SUNNIS FIGHT ALONGSIDE HIZBULLAH

Islamic Community Net | Rejecting calls banning support for the Shiite Hizbullah resistance group, Lebanese Sunnis are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Hizbullah fighters in defending Lebanon against the relentless Israeli onslaught, the deputy head of Lebanon's Al-Jama Al-Islamiya (Islamic Group) said on Saturday, July 29. more...  0 Comments

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