War & Peace
Internationalist Group | On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: labor action against imperialist war by a major American union. The strategically placed port workers in the ILWU can bring commerce with Asia to a grinding halt, and they’re about to demonstrate it. The maritime employers are already screaming, and you can bet it’s got the attention of the warmongers in Washington. All labor should take up the challenge this poses: For workers strikes against the war! Meanwhile, immigrants’ rights groups are once again mobilizing on May Day. And on April 30 and May 1, the independent truckers who move cargo to and from the docks may play an important role in a shutdown. The imperialist war on Afghanistan and Iraq is also a war on immigrants, minorities, working people and democratic rights “at home.” We need to defeat this attack here and abroad, in opposition to both the capitalist war parties. The “antiwar movement,” whose aim has always been to pressure the Democrats, is at a dead end. What’s needed is working-class action independent of the bosses. What that takes is a fundamental break from the Democratic Party and the pro-capitalist politics that infuse the labor bureaucracy. more... 1 Comments
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NY/NJ Palestinian & Arab Community | 1948 - 2008: 6.8 Million Palestinian Refugees Denied a Homeland. JOIN THE PALESTINIAN AND ARAB COMMUNITIES OF NY AND NJ IN DEMANDING AN END TO THIS CATASTROPHE,
AJLPP-USA | On behalf of the Filipino American community in the United States and all its allies, we in the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP)consider it fitting and proper to extend warmest greetings to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in celebration of the 35th anniversary of its founding on 24 April 1973 when its 10-Point Program was unfurled and promulgated.
Open Center | Spy Princess detail the life of the first woman wireless operator in nazi-occupied France more... 0 Comments
Lucy Roessler | Si durante la operación de masacre de Raúl Reyes y sus compañeros fueron empleadas bombas GBU-12 Paveway II u otras pudiera parecer irrelevante a estas alturas... more... 0 Comments
peacehq | Footprints for Peace (Australia), with the active support of the French network for nuclear phase-out, will walk from London to Geneva (April 26 - July 18) via France for a nuclear-free world. more... 0 Comments
New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW) | It will take a mutiny to end this war. The ILWU has a proud tradition of work stoppages to protest South African apartheid and U.S. death squads in Central America. Your May Day action shows how workers -- both in and out of uniform -- have the collective power to end this war, bring the troops home now, and get the U.S. out of the Middle East. more... 0 Comments
AJLPP-USA | We, the undersigned Canadian-based organizations and individuals, strongly condemn the harassment by armed men of Rep. Satur Ocampo on his return from a Human Rights Mission to Canada. We also condemn the threat of his imminent arrest. We are seriously concerned for his safety and that of the other members of the Mission, Rep. Crispin Beltran and Rep. Luz Ilagan.
capise | Video of an interview with Capise Speaker on Ominous Situation in Chiapas. Mexican government paramilitaries are intensifying their activity, Mexican special forces units surround the Zapatista autonomous councils, and the low-intensity conflict is threatening to escalate further. 7min. more... 0 Comments
AJLPP-USA | Filipina-American activist Ester Soriano-Hewitt was laid to rest last Saturday. April 19, 2008 at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California
Mahatma Ghandi | Join bestselling writer Jonathan Schell, author of The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger, and Pulitzer prize-winner Taylor Branch, author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, as they discuss Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the enduring power of nonviolence in our contemporary world. more... 2 Comments
Mike Marqusee | The contradictions I came to feel between my anti-racist and anti-war views and what Israel was doing. It was a prolonged process, pushed along by two factors. First, events in the Middle East and the increasingly obvious injustice of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians. Second, the stubborn and repeated re-emergence of Palestinian struggle, without which, we wouldn't be talking about the issue at all. more... 0 Comments
Pat Elder | The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB provides the military easy access to more than a half million high school students nationwide. It is one of the military’s most successful recruiting devices. Although the military calls the ASVAB voluntary, many students are coerced into taking it and thousands of high school juniors are forced to do so. more... 0 Comments
Vermont AFL-CIO | The Executive Board of the Vermont AFL-CIO, representing thousands of workers in countless sectors across Vermont, have unanimously passed an historic resolution expressing their “unequivocal” support for the first US labor strike against the war in Iraq. more... 0 Comments
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Eric Volpe | The event started at 4:00 PM with a vigil and leafleting at the IRS office at 110 44th Street. Between five and six PM the protesters marched on the sidewalk to the General Post Office at 8th Avenue and 33rd Street, accompanied by music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra and banners from Bread and Puppet Theater. Some of the marchers chanted enthusiastically, while others handed out flyers, including the War Resisters’ League pie chart, to puzzled and amused passersby. more... 28 Comments
whispurrs | When Louise Abour announced she was stepping down from the post of UN Human Rights Commissioner after only one term many who knew her were surprised and puzzled. Now with the explosive allegations emerging concerning her time as Chief Prosecutor of the Rwanda Tribunal, many think they now understand the reasons for her resignation.... more... 0 Comments
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