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Unraveling the Card Check Debate
Sometimes in politics a particular issue strikes at the core of deeper social-economic forces. Card Check - properly named The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)- is such an issue.

No other recent debate has spurred such passions on two opposite poles: the corporate elite versus labor. The cause of the uproar is the effect it would have on the relationship between these two classes: card check would vastly strengthen the working-class at the expense of the employers.
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03 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor
BAAM #19 Released!
baam_19.pngThe March Issue of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement Newsletter is now available for PDF download.

This month:
Laid off workers fight the illegal shutdown of their jewelery factory in Providence. By Paul
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Abolish the Stock Market. An essay by James Herod
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Police seek to end sexual exploitation by arresting sexually exploited persons. By Jeff Reinhardt
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A look at a year’s worth of occupations in the US, and their revolutionary potential
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30 Mar 2009 | Filed under: News / Media
Where Did Government Put Your NSA-Wiretapped Phone, Fax and Private Email Communications?
wiretap.pngIn 2008 Telecoms were granted government immunity after they helped U.S. Government spy on millions of Americans’ electronic communications. Since, Government has not disclosed what happened to NSA’s millions of collected emails, faxes and phone call information that belong to U.S. Citizens? Could those wiretaps perhaps illegal, become a problem for some Americans? Neither Congress nor the courts—determined what NSA electronic surveillance could be used by police or introduced into court by the government to prosecute citizens.
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25 Mar 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
Boston Vigil-6th Anniversary of Iraq War
New_Boston Anti-War 3-21-09 001.jpgBoston, Mass--About 75 people gathered on the Boston Common on March 21 to mark the 6th anniversary of the Iraq War. The names of those killed in the war, both US troops and Iraqis, were read aloud. Sponsoring organizations included the Unitarian Universalist Association and Military Families Speak Out. The event was one of many anti-war actions across the US today - including a large march on the Pentagon in Washington DC.
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27 Mar 2009 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
And So the “Change” Begins
Finally, we have change in Washington, D. C. Entering into this year with the words of my father, “Obama is our new president, and we need to give him a chance,” I am trying to do just that. The problem for me, though, is that as much as I would like to believe we are going to get something we can believe in with President Obama, I know Senator Obama’s voting record. So the question on the table is, will we see change we can believe in, or will it be a replay of the Democratic victory of Congress in 2006? That remains to be seen. As we begin the “Obama Era,” are we seeing the changes we were promised?
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23 Mar 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Politics
Combatants For Peace Visit Mass.
New_combatants for peace 3-6-09 malden mass 002.jpgIsraeli Yaniv Rashef, whose home is in range of Gaza missiles, was a foot soldier in the Israeli army-and chose to fight no more. Palestinian Bassam Aramin served seven years in jail for planning an attack against Israeli soldiers--and chose no more violence. Just two years ago, Bassam lost his daughter to an israeli soldier's rubber-coated bullet. They are Combatants For Peace, now over 600 former Israeli soldiers and former Palestinian fighters, working together without revenge for justice and peace in Palestine/Israel.

Former Palestinian and Israeli combatants are speaking in Mass. in March; advocating a peaceful solution to Palestine/Israel war.
Watch video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO3XROjErAc
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23 Mar 2009 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Take Action: Community Activists in Chiapas Face Harassment and Intimidation
Human rights and community leaders in Mexico continue to experience threats - including death threats. They ask for help from global activists to protect their lives and their community work.

Current threats follow previous repression, including the unjust prosecution of local organizers of the Civil Resistance against the high cost of energy in the southern state of Campeche. Last December, in response to an emergency action, letters of solidarity with Sara Lopez and Joaquin Aguilar brought authorities in Campeche to the negotiating table.


TAKE ACTION: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5123/t/4123/campaign.jsp?campaign_KE
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01 Mar 2009 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights
US Discriminatory Immigration Policy Toward Haitians
refugees-miami-02.pngIt's a familiar story for Haitians - last in, first out for the hemisphere's poorest, least wanted, and most abused people here and at home. Most recently it was highlighted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announcing the resumption of over 30,000 deportations to a nation reeling from poverty, repression, despair, the devastation from last summer's storms, and occupation by UN paramilitary Blue Helmets - since 2004, illegally there for the first time ever to support and enforce a coup d'etat against a democratically elected president, at the behest of Washington.
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27 Feb 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
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