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The NYC Friends of the MST invite you to..A REPORTBACK FROM THE MST'S V CONGRESS

FMST-NY | Wednesday, November 14, 2007 from 7-9pm at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY (Room 5414)

We will take this opportunity to hear from Juan who participated in the Landless Workers Movement 5th National Congress in Summer 2007. He will share with us the analysis and outcomes discussed by the over 17,500 MST delegates at the weeklong Congress, including plans for future MST work and their demands for a new Agrarian Reform Model that includes the expropriation of lands held by multinational agribusiness corporations.
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Building Bridges Radio Monday:Oaxaca Uprising: Israel Lobby; FBI-Mafia Trial

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced and Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, November 5, 2007, 7-8 pm EST over WBAI, 99.5 fm
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News Conference on Victor Toro Case: NYC, 11/5 MON

Authors, The Politics of Immigration | Victor Toro is a Chilean who has resided in New York for over 25 years and is currently facing a deportation order. His legal team and defense committee are requesting political asylum. The reasons he left Chile are directly tied to the intervention of the administration of then U.S. President Richard Nixon. more...  1 Comments

Shame on Schumer

d.o. | New York Senator Charles Schumer has thrown his support to a U.S. Attorney General nominee who refuses to call waterboarding torture. Shame on Charles Schumer and shame on any New Yorker who would not condemn Schumer for his action. more...  4 Comments

North East Anarchist Network assembly Nov 17-18th Amherst, MA

Make Total Destroy | The Northeast Anarchist Network is a horizontal network linking those in the Northeast region of North America committed to anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, and anti-oppressive struggles. more...  1 Comments

November 07 NYC Veteran's Newsletter with Listing of Events

Joseph A. Bello | November 2007 News and Listing of Events for Active Veteran's, Family members and friends in the New York City - 5 borough area. more...  0 Comments

The Battle for the Block—And Another World: A Dispatch fom the Encuentro

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | In East Harlem, they have organized building by building to reclaim El Barrio from those who would “develop” them out of it. In Chinatown, they’ve rolled out a rent strike to win the repairs needed for tenants suffering from landlord neglect on Delancey Street. In the West Village, they’ve mobilized LGBT young people of color to stand up for their right to gather on the Christopher Street Pier. And on the Lower East Side, they’ve built a tenants’ union to defend “what is most beautiful about New York, the city that welcomed everyone…[that’s now] welcoming only money.” more...  2 Comments

The Battle for the Block—And Another World

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | In East Harlem, they have organized building by building to reclaim El Barrio from those who would “develop” them out of it. In Chinatown, they’ve rolled out a rent strike to win the repairs needed for tenants suffering from landlord neglect on Delancey Street. In the West Village, they’ve mobilized LGBT young people of color to stand up for their right to gather on the Christopher Street Pier. And on the Lower East Side, they’ve built a tenants’ union to defend “what is most beautiful about New York, the city that welcomed everyone…[that’s now] welcoming only money.” more...  0 Comments

CPJ Letter on the Anniversary of the Murder of Brad Will

Joel Simon, CPJ | The Committee to Protect Journalists sent a letter to President Felipe Calderón urging him to set up a rigorous investigation into the murder of Brad Will] more...  0 Comments

Support Anti-Racist Activists, Come Out to Halloween Benefit Party TONIGHT

Antithesis Collective - NYC NEFAC | This will be a benefit for The Morristown 3, who are members of Anti-Racist Action. They were arrested after allegedly defending themselves after they were attacked at an anti-immigrant rally in Morristown, NJ on July 28th, 2007. more...  0 Comments

UK Guardian interviews Mumia: "I Spend My Days Preparing For Life, Not Death"

Laura Smith | This UK Guardian Newspaper article coincides with today's premiere of the new British documentary on Mumia Abu-Jamal, IN PRISON MY WHOLE LIFE, (read today's review from ScreenDaily.com).

The former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent 25 years on death row in the United States - despite strong evidence that he is innocent. In his first British interview, he talks to Laura Smith about life in solitary, how he has remained politically active, and why the Panthers are still relevant today.

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Halloween benefit party for ARA Morristown co-defendants

Antithesis | The Morristown 3 were arrested on July 28th, 2007, at a counter-protest of a racist anti-immigrant rally called by non other than the mayor of Morristown, Donald Cresitello. Cresitello wants to allow Morristown police officers to check into the immigration status of anyone pulled over for a traffic infraction or minor crime. While the mayor enjoyed the support of racists and white supremacists like the international "Stormfront" network, anti-racists and other allies showed up in support of those targeted by the mayor and his white power friends.

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INTERVIEW: New British Mumia Documentary Debuts Oct.25

Hans Bennett | The new British documentary about death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, "In Prison My Whole Life," premieres on October 25 at both The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival and Rome's International Film Festival. With the acclaimed British actor Colin Firth as an executive producer, "In Prison My Whole Life" is directed by Marc Evans and produced by Livia Firth and Nick Goodwin Self. The film has interviews with such figures as Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Ramona Africa, and musicians Mos Def, Snoop Dogg and Steve Earle.

In this exclusive interview on the eve of the film's premiere, Francome discloses for the very first time, one of the film's biggest surprises: The film will prominently feature the startling Dec. 9, 1981 crime scene photos that were recently discovered by German author Michael Schiffmann, and are published in his new book.

One of Polakoff's photos will be published for the first time in the US, in this week's issue of The San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper, which has previously reported on Abu-Jamal's case.

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Images from NYC Taxi Workers' Strike, Take Two

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | The New York City Taxi Workers' Alliance staged the second strike of the fall today. Thousands of cab drivers idled their cars and came out to the picket lines, united behind the demand "No GPS, Yes to Health Care." These images are from the mass strike rally today outside 40 Rector Street, home of the City's Taxi and Limousine Commission. more...  4 Comments

Oct. 26 - Take Action: Speak Out Against "Islamo-Facism Awareness Week

forwarded by Skinny John | From the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. For more info, see
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12 months later… The murder of journalist Brad Will

Friends of Brad Will | Summary BACKGROUND: In May, 2006, tens of thousands of teachers went on strike in Oaxaca, Mexico, in a ritual that had been carried out for better wages & working conditions annually for over 20 years. more...  2 Comments

Mumia on Senator Clinton: "The Aura of Inevitability"

Mumia Abu-Jamal | Hillary R. Clinton is running on a record of failure. For, while she is admittedly a popular Senator, who has paid due attention to some of her constituents, she is part of a Congress that has been woeful in its failure to rein in a power-mad presidency on the big issues, of war and peace, of torture, secret prisons, wiretapping, and the like.

Millions of people went to the polls in November 2006 with a message in the bottle: end this damned war.

They have been frustrated because their apparent victory has been as hollow as a hula-hoop. more...  0 Comments

Case of Iraq Humanitarian Traveler Goes the the Full Federal Court

Judith Karpova | In the penultimate step before considering whether to take her case to the Supreme Court, Judith Karpova of Kerhonkson, NY, has challenged the 3-member Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in their August 28th ruling against her for travel to Iraq prior to the 2003 war. more...  0 Comments

Iran -- Rumors of War?

Mumia Abu-Jamal | The newest target may well be Iran, despite the fact that if Iran is indeed more influential today, it's because of the U.S. invasion, occupation, and near destruction of Iraq. more...  0 Comments

TAKE ACTION! Big Media Must Not Ignore New Mumia Abu-Jamal Crime Scene Photos

Educators and Journalists for Mumia | Both "Educators for Mumia" and "Journalists for Mumia" are asking people to please contact the media about the new EMAJ press-release titled "Jurors Never Saw Earliest Photos at Abu-Jamal’s 1982 Trial."

The press-release states that “German linguist, Michael Schiffmann (University of Heidelberg), has disclosed his discovery of 26 photographs, taken by press photographer Pedro Polakoff, which suggest more evidence that basic investigative protocol was violated by police from the earliest moments of the killing…."

While Polakoff's photos have received coverage from the alternative media, not even one big media outlet has reported on these photos yet.
(View 4 Photos here)

A list of media contacts and a sample letter have been made for this important media-activist campaign. more...  0 Comments

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