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May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports

Internationalist Group | On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party. more...  0 Comments

Israel is not a guest of honour! Free Palestine!

Assemblea Free Palestine | “Gaza will sink – has declared the president of the Popular Committee against Blockade, Jamal al-Khoudari – and the whole world bears responsibility for this. Immediate actions must be taken to put pressure on the occupation, in order to end this crisis”. more...  0 Comments

Mothers call for Mother’s Day boycott of Israeli settlement-builder Leviev

Adalah-NY | Women distributed the boycott call today at Leviev New York. The call states: M’azuza Abu Rahmeh, a mother from Bil’in, explains, “I hope that on this important day for mothers that no women in the world will have to live through this type of experience and that instead they will live with their families and homes, in security and peace.” Halima Husain, a mother from Jayyous, adds, “I hope that free people around the world will boycott Israel’s occupation and will not support businesses of wealthy Israelis like Leviev who is building the settlement of Zufim, and that they will stand with us to lift this shadow and darkness that hangs over the Palestinian people.” more...  4 Comments

New video from Nahr al-Bared Camp

a-films | The anarchist video collective "a-films" announces its latest short film (10 min.) from the destroyed Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp in Lebanon called "Traces of Collective Dispossession".
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Chomsky on the Heels of Bolivia's Secessionist Referendum

Radio Venezuela en Vivo Collective | On the day before a secessionary referendum in Bolivia's Santa Cruz province, it's important to remember the words of Noam Chomsky, who spoke about US Interventional in Latin America & possible US support for such secessionist movements a year and a half ago at a public even at MIT. more...  0 Comments

ANDANZAS DE ROCKEFELLER EN PARAGUAY

Luis Agüero Wagner | Poco antes de las elecciones generales en Paraguay en las que resultó electo el obispo Fernando Lugo, el heredero del imperio petrolero fundado por John Davison Rockefeller en 1870, la Standard Oil Company, realizó una enigmática visita a Asunción. more...  0 Comments

Mayday Riots in Hamburg

hello, my name is_____ | Hamburg, germany, 1st of may 2008. 1,000 nazis marched in through Barmbek district, protected by the police, while 10,000 antifascists protested and attempted to stop the Nazi demonstration.
the police violence against peaceful blockades sparked the heaviest riots Hamburg has seen since the 80's.
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Longshoremen Proceed with May Day Walk Out (BREAKING)

David Roknich | Minutes ago, I spoke with Clarence Thomas of the ILWU executive board. "The rank and file action against the war is indeed happening right now", he said. And today the workers will write history. more...  0 Comments

ALL OUT ON MAY 1st-: US WIDE ACTIONS SET

AJLPP-USA | The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) will go all out for mass actions today, May 1 in major U.S. cities to commemorate International Workers Day and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants and all workers..

In major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York.Oakland, Fresno, San Diego, Oxnard and Chicago, Filipino Americans are joining up with their Latino immigrant allies to protest ICE raids and anti-immigrant bashing. They will also demand legalization and full rights for all immigrants.

This is the third year in a row that immigrant rights and workers groups are linking May Day celebrations to the struggle for immigrant rights and legalization of 12 million "illegal immigrants"



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Reminder: Mickey Z. @ Bluestockings on May 3

Mickey Z. | Stop by for a fun, provocative, free event at an excellent venue (including a café full of organic, vegan, fair trade goodness). more...  0 Comments

Israel Told to Tackle West Bank Plight

Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem | Israel is coming under concerted international pressure to give swift agreement to specific measures to improve Palestinian life. more...  0 Comments

United Immigrant Workers May 1 March-Rally in LA

AJLPP-USA | The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) announced today that mass actions for May 1 will be held in major U.S. cities to commemorate International Workers Day and demand full rights and legalization for all immigrants.

In major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Chicago, Filipino Americans are joining up with their Latino immigrant allies to protest ICE raids,anti-immigrant bashing and for workers rights.. They will also demand legalization and full rights for all immigrants.
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Pro-Tibet Vigil in Union Square

Trista di Genova | This is a scene from a pro-Tibet vigil, held by the Tibetan Youth Congress (www.tibetanyouthcongress), which is held every Friday around New York City. This one was in Union Square on Friday, April 25.

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FAIR –PWC Will Lead Fil Am Contigent for LA May 1 Mass Action

Filipino Immigrant Network for Empowerment | In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the pressing problems of immigration by more than 12 million immigrants including 1.5 million Filipinos in the U,S, the Filipino Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) will lead the Fllipino-American contingetn for the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles.

The FAIR press conference JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS was well attended by different immigrant rights, youth, student,World War II veterans and community advocates.

Some of the speakers in the press conference were Paolo Espiritu: FAIR convemor; Aquilina Soriano Versoza: PWC Executive Director; Arturo Garcia: JFAV and AJLPP deputy coordinator :Jollene Levid: Gabriela Network organizer; Tracy Lachica Buenavista: Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian American Studies, Cal State Northridge; Carmina Ocampo: UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Associatio; Anna Sterling: UCLA Samahang Pilipino at UCLA; Nimual A. Ornillo: USC Troy Philippines president; Joel Baustita: March 25th Coalition and MIWON.

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We Are All Sean Bell: Images of People's Justice, Part 1

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | "We Are All Sean Bell": Images of the People's Justice March that took the streets of Queens on Friday, April 25, 2008. The spark: The acquittal of the three cops who fired 50 shots into an unarmed Black man on his wedding day in 2007.
The demand: Justice for Sean Bell and All Victims of Police Brutality. Community Control of the Police.

(Part 2 coming soon with images from the breakaway march through Jamaica, Queens) more...  4 Comments

Interpol Analysis of FARC Laptop Authenticity

Agencia Prensa Rural | Interpol Analysis of FARC Laptop Authenticity Will Not "Prove" Links Between Venezuela, Rebels

Colombian interpretation of documents discredited by analysts, OAS
Secretary General

Agencia Prensa Rural
 http://prensarural.org/spip/spip.php?mot95

Sunday 27 April 2008

Here we publish the open letter sent by several scholars to the U.S.
media about Colombian government's misinformation on recent conflict
issues.

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The Benefit of the Doubt

Kat Aaron | As NYPD rolls out police with machine guns in the subways, police in the Sean Bell shooting are acquitted on all charges. Is the NYPD trying to send a message with the timing of their new Operation Torch? more...  3 Comments

Disgraced Irish Premier to address joint session of U.S. Congress

Malick McCory | Under pressure because of lying about large sums of money he received from businessmen, Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern will resign from office effective May 6. But Ahern, who has allowed Shannon airport to be used to transfer U.S. troops to and from Iraq, and also for torture flights, is to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress on April 30.

Ahern, writes Eamonn McCann is a perjurer with blood on his hands. more...  0 Comments

FAIR –PWC Press Conference Held April 26 for LA May 1 Mass Action

AJLPP-USA | In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the pressing problems of immigration by more than 12 million immigrants including 1.5 million Filipinos in the U,S, the Filipino Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) held a Press Conference at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 in preparation for the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles.

The FAIR press conference JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS was well attended by different immigrant rights, youth, student,World War II veterans and community advocates.

Some of the speakers in the press conference were Paolo Espiritu: FAIR convemor; Aquilina Soriano Versoza: PWC Executive Director; Arturo Garcia: JFAV and AJLPP deputy coordinator :Jollene Levid: Gabriela Network organizer; Tracy Lachica Buenavista: Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian American Studies, Cal State Northridge; Carmina Ocampo: UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Associatio; Anna Sterling: UCLA Samahang Pilipino at UCLA; Nimual A. Ornillo: USC Troy Philippines president; Joel Baustita: March 25th Coalition and MIWON. more...  0 Comments

¿Es Venezuela un país militarizado?

Marcial Guerra | Como un ejemplo para constatar el grado de militarización que el gobierno de Hugo Chávez ha impuesto en estos 9 años, aquí va una lista -incompleta- de actuales funcionarios gubernamentales de primer rango provenientes de la milicia venezolana. more...  0 Comments

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