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Mexico Confirms Oaxaca Violations

Prensa Latina | Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) A report released Thursday by the senatorial Human Rights Commissions assured that the ongoing conflict in the Mexican state of Oaxaca has included murders, detentions, disappearances and other violations. more...  0 Comments

Death of Journalist in Mexico Galvanizes Friends, Family to Action

By Steve Davolt | Brad Will, a photojournalist killed in Oaxaca, Mexico, last month, won't soon be forgotten. First, there's the video the 36-year-old took of his own murder, posthumously circulating on the Internet. Now, through petitions, Web sites and a foundation, friends, family and colleagues hope to transmute the tragedy of Will's death into collective action for good. more...  0 Comments

Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons

Deborah Davies |

Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?

By Deborah Davies

They are just some of the victims of wholesale torture taking place inside the U.S. prison system that we uncovered during a four-month investigation for Channel 4 . It's terrible to watch some of the videos and realise that you're not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, you are witnessing young men dying.
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“My Brazil” A film screening , Friday at 1:30 PM.

Kandombe para Oaxaca. | In the violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro, local
community leaders put their lives on the line to fight
for basic rights and services for their fellow
citizens. What compels these volunteers with no
political ambition to make such a personal sacrifice? more...  0 Comments

Amazon Leader to Call on Oil Industry to Stop Destruction of Rainforest Homelands

Amazon Watch | A public talk about the Achuars' struggle to protect their rainforest territories from the oil industry, as part of the Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Economic Globalization conference, organized by the International Forum on Globalization and the Tebtebba Foundation more...  0 Comments

"Here's Your Patriot Act!": Torture on Campus

Daithí | …from NBC 11: more...  4 Comments

Providence, RI: Protest Monday, November 20: Defend the Oaxaca Commune!

Working Class Emancipation | US, Mexico, Hands off Oaxaca!
Troops and police out of Oaxaca!
For a general strike until Ulises Ruiz falls!
For a government of the APPO and the workers' organizations!

Demonstration
Monday, Nov.
20, 3PM
Kennedy Plaza
Providence more...  0 Comments

December 7th Events for Daniel McGowan as part of Green Scare day of solidarity

Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan | 12 - 2 PM Rally in Solidarity with Daniel McGowan, Foley Square
6:30 PM Dinner and a Movie for Daniel Benefit, Time's Up! more...  1 Comments

NO 2 U.S RACIST GANG INJUNCTIONS !

Idriss Stelley Foundatiion | NO2_GANG_INJUNCTIONS / DEFEAT THE HYPE

Please JOIN and Forward Far & Wide !

LAUNCHING OF NATIONAL
MEGA ANTI GANG INJUNCTIONS COALITION (M.A.G.I.C.) more...  0 Comments

Lower Manhattan: Jail Solidarity needed, 5pm!!

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37th National Day of Mourning

United American Indians of New England | 37th NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING Thursday, November 23,2006 12 Noon
Cole’s Hill (the hill above Plymouth Rock)
Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act will turn non-violent animal lib activists who block shops TERRORISTS!

Al | As if we needed more proof this country was neo-fascist more...  1 Comments

WED NOV 15th Pace Students Call for University Reform

Lauren | On Nov 15th, Students will hold a press conference at 3pm at City Hall and a 3:30pm Protest at Pace University to call for:

1)The investigation of the Board of Trustees by the State Regents
2) University Policy Reform with Student Input
3) That University President David A. Caputo


Here is the press release put out:









For Further Information contact:
Lauren Giaccone: 917-597-3203
Brian Kelly: 845-649-2146
email: pace@studentsforademocraticsociety.org


Students, SDS demand change and accountability at Pace University.


On Wednesday, November 15th, 2006, students will gather at press conference on the steps of City Hall at 3PM to call for the resignation of Pace University President David A. Caputo. Following the Press Conference, Students for a Democratic Society will hold a protest outside of Pace University at 1 Pace Plaza. Students at Pace University are demanding change as the university plummets into a financial crisis. The students will outline 3 key demands: that David A. Caputo step down as University President, that the Board of Trustees be investigated by the State Regents for corruption, and that real policy changes take place with more student input.


"I think it's definitely high-time that the University makes major changes in order to better suit students’ needs and promote freedom in a social and academic setting. I think we are being hindered in those ways," says Pace student Lisa Basille.


Pace University is in a financial crisis: enrollment is down, classes are being cut, a hiring freeze is in place and tuition and fees have risen.
All the while, David A. Caputo, President of Pace University took a salary raise. Caputo, making near $700,000, is one of the highest paid university Presidents in the country. Students are demanding his resignation and that he return his recent raise back to the students. Students also demand that the Board of Trustees be investigated by the State Regents for corruption.
Beyond this, students also demand that more student input and representation be included in policies. Current university policies do not foster the free exchange of ideas and in fact, suppress it. Recently, students were threatened with arrest and suspension for posting "unapproved" fliers.



Pace student and member of Students for a Democratic Society, Lauren
Giaccone stated, "We have hope that this university can change for the better. Pace University has so much potential, unfortunately the Administration is holding it back. The students must take the University back for themselves. We need a democratic University that values the input of its students and respects the rights of everyone."




For more information on Students for a Democratic Society at Pace University, go to their website at newsds.org/pace


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Suit Filed Against Rumsfeld for Alleged War Crimes

madhatter | Suit Filed Against Rumsfeld for Alleged War Crimes more...  0 Comments

Mexican Consulate Demo: CUNY Union in Solidarity

Ida C. Benedetto | Despite the rain, some 75 to 100 members of the CUNY Faculty and Staff Union showed their solidarity for the teachers in Oaxaca by demonstraiting at the Mexican Consualte at 4:30 on Monday. more...  1 Comments

Oaxaca Solidarity Actions in Vienna

viva la autonomia | A couple of protests in solidarity with the rebels in Oaxaca took place in Vienna already. Next actions planed for November 20 and December 1, 2006. more...  1 Comments

NYPD Using Thanksgiving Holiday To Pass Resolution to Stop Free Speech in NYC

ASSEMBLE FOR RIGHTS NYC | PACK THE NYPD HEARING ON NOVEMER 27, 2006 TO TELL THE NYPD TO HONOR THE US CONSTITUTION ON FREE ASSEMBLY. ATTEMPTING TO STOP BIKE RIDES AND GROUP ASSEMBLY WITH NEW REGULATION TO BE IN PLACE 30 DAYS AFTER PUBLIC HEARING.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:  http://www.assembleforrightsnyc.org/ more...  1 Comments

WE BELONG - New Documentary on Current TV

Dean Hamer | It's tough to be young and gay - especially when you live in a conservative, rural community. WE BELONG ( http://webelongthemovie.com) describes two corageous teens who have the courage to stand up to homophobia - and the determination to tell their stories to the world. more...  0 Comments

Converge at Fort Benning: November 17-19, 2006

School of the Americas Watch | This November 17-19, civil rights movement leaders, torture survivors, grandmothers, war veterans, faith communities, union organizers, families, puppeteers, and social justice activists from across the Americas will converge on Fort Benning, Georgia, to speak out against the SOA/WHINSEC. At the same time social movement activists will gather in Central and South America, calling for an end to U.S. intervention and the closure of the SOA/WHINSEC. Together, and in numbers too big to be ignored, we will take a stand for justice, peace and accountability and against the racist system of violence and domination that is represented by the SOA/WHINSEC. more...  0 Comments

URGENT: Immediate Action Needed to Protect Free Speech

Win Animal Rights | ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM
BILL UP FOR VOTE LATER TODAY
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