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SDAC Announces Anticapitalathon (TM) Games
flamerabbit.jpgFrom April 23rd through 25th, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) will hold their annual spring meetings in Washington, DC. The IMF/WB are responsible for saddling struggling economies with unmanageable debt, driving billions into deeper poverty through the imposition of (badly misnamed) “poverty reduction” programs, and threatening countries who refuse to follow their austerity programs with economic blacklisting and isolation.
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02 Mar 2010 | Filed under: Announcement / Globalization : Human Rights : Organizing
Activist Coalition Tells Israel Ballet: Don't Tiptoe Around Apartheid!
TROUPE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR REPLIES: “NOTHING” WAS THERE IN 1948
by BDS Activists, Boston, MA
Contact: bdsbostonma (at) gmail.com

Worcester, MA, February 20, 2010 – The Israel Ballet’s recent performance of Don Quixote was protested by a coalition of activists who sought to highlight the troupe’s role in the Israeli government’s attempt to whitewash its record of war crimes, violations of international law, and other atrocities through promotion of its country’s artistic and cultural workers.
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22 Feb 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International
AmRen Conference Back On
In a surprise announcement, the white supremacist group American Renaissance (AmRen) yesterday said that their ninth biennial conference, which had previously been canceled, is back on. On the AmRen web site Jared Taylor, AmRen's founder, announced that the conference is now being held at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC this weekend, February 19 - 21.

Breaking - The conference has been canceled. Click 'Read the full article' for details.
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17 Feb 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Race
The Powerful Testimony of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani neuroscientist who was educated at MIT and Brandeis. She was kidnapped by Pakistani intelligence agents and US soldiers in Pakistan in 2003, and held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan for five years, where she was repeatedly tortured. Now she is on trial in US federal court for allegedly seizing a soldier's rifle and attempting to shoot him during her abduction.

Her fate is now in the hands of the jury, but the prosecution had some difficulties during the trial...
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03 Feb 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Protesters Call for Closing Guantanamo Bay Detention Center
gitmoprotest.jpgOn January 18th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, around 30 people gathered in the freezing cold on the Boston Common to demand that President Obama follow through on his promise to close down Guantanamo Bay Prison. The President had vowed to close Guantanamo Bay—located on a US Naval Base in Cuba where hundreds of accused "terrorists" are detained, many without charges or access to lawyers—within his first year, which ended on January 20th. The President, along with human rights organizations, have condemned Guantanamo for the use of torture and countless other violations of international human rights agreements.
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31 Jan 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International
Focus on Israel: Harvesting Haitian Organs
Israel doesn't offer humanitarian aid
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26 Jan 2010 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief in Haiti Team One on the Ground in Haiti
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief in Haiti Team 1 has landed safely in Haiti and established themselves in the World Harvest compound. Their internet access is intermittent, but the latest available updates can be found at http://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/reports.shtml
Summaries of the updates will be added to this article regularly.

Boston IMC's previous story on Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is at http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/209697/index.php

They have enough supplies for immediate operations, but will need to restock soon. They now have a Creole translator. Get more information and donate at http://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/

UPDATE: MADRIH is now recognized as an official NGO by the UN, which gives them access to medical supplies and possibly an ambulance. They still need money for food and gas though, so please donate generously.
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20 Jan 2010 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Social Welfare
Aid to Haiti Hopelessly Inadequate, Poorly Organized
US aid to Haiti has been a tiny fraction of what is needed. With hundreds of thousands injured, and more without food and water, President Obama's feeble efforts have been aimed mostly at rescuing tourists and diplomats, with little consideration given to the people of Haiti. In addition, what assistance has arrived is being mired in bureaucratic red tape and military intransigence.

Check this article for the latest updates.
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18 Jan 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Social Welfare
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