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Philippine Democracy: Alive, but is it well?
Akbayan-Party-list-Walden-Bello-Democratic-Left.jpgReflections on the 2010 Campaign.

The 2010 campaign has drawn to a close, and it’s time to distill my experiences after registering hundreds of miles by land, sea, and air crisscrossing the country as a party-list candidate.
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14 May 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
The Angola Three: 38 Years in Prison Hell
focusing on America's gulag
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07 May 2010 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
Greece Erupts in Riots, Three Dead in Fire
Today in Athens, street battles broke out between police and protesters, as marches approached the Greek Parliament building. Numerous cars and buildings were set on fire, including a branch of Marfin Bank, where three employees were killed by smoke inhalation.

Greek authorities were quick to blame protesters for the deaths, but as Libcom.org (http://libcom.org) points out, n a similar case thirty years ago the fire turned out to have been started by a tear gas canister fired by police.

An anonymous employee of Marfin Bank released the following statement, with the request to disseminate it widely to counteract government propaganda.
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05 May 2010 | Filed under: News / Globalization : International
Christian Doctrine and Dehumanization of Indigenous Peoples
"The Doctrine of Discovery was among Vatican mandates dating back to the 15th century, called papal bulls, that declared Christian monarchs had the right to claim superior title over land and territories that they "discovered."

The claimed right of "dominion" over Native peoples was based on the thinking that non-Christians were "heathens and uncivilized savages," with no, or limited rights, to land.

The Vatican's Doctrine of Discovery was based on the premise that all non-Christian land belonged to no one because no Christians were living there and no Christian monarch or lord had yet claimed dominion. Once Christian monarchies like Spain or France claimed the right of dominion, that claim was transferred to political successors over centuries."
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04 May 2010 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
Boston Activists Disrupt Israeli Propaganda Event at the Museum of Science
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04 May 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : Technology : War and Militarism
photos/video May Day Boston Rally-March
New_May Day-Boston 5-1-10 031.jpgBoston Common-May 1, 2010:
Over a thousand people turned out for May Day in Boston.
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02 May 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
BAAM Issue 33 May Day 2010
 BAAM 33-1.jpgThe 33rd Issue of the BAAM Newsletter. For May Day and May 2010.

Special Spread with upcoming events for Boston's Month of Anarchy on pages 8-9.

Also:
How Migrant Workers Won the 8 hour Day: A History of May Day by Jake Carman
Update on Hyatt Hotel Workers by Jones
Unity Statement Against Legislation of Hate in Arizona by National Immigration Law Center
Boston Public Library Reader's Guide
An Appropriate Response to Street Harrassment by Dykonoclast
For Shaw's Workers: Only Solidarity Can win the Day by Jake Carman
Lucy Parsons: A Life of Struggle by Adrienne
Anti-Authoritarian Economy by Dimitri Konstantinou
IMF sinks claws into Greece; Workers Respond by George Hayduke.
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30 Apr 2010 | Filed under: News / Media
Beware of Friendly Investment Advice at your Local Charity
Can you trust that investment broker at your local charity?
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29 Apr 2010 | Filed under: Commentary / Social Welfare
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