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The World to Come: Mumia Abu-Jamal on the Economy
jlbook.gif"I'm always intrigued when talking heads rush to comfort their viewers with news that the economy is bouncing back because, for that day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average may be performing well..." [LISTEN TO AUDIO]

BOSTON EVENT FOR MUMIA, APRIL 24: Friday, April 24th, 6:30 pm, Boston, MA: Great Hall, Codman Square, 637 Washington St, Dorchester, MA
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20 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Globalization
Controversial Senate elections planned in Haiti
haiti.pngThe apparent decision to green light the contentious ballot by Obama comes on the heels of a ruling by Haiti's Provisional Election Council or CEP to exclude the Fanmi Lavalas party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on procedural grounds.
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13 Apr 2009 | Filed under: News / International
What Obama's Trip to Europe Revealed
capitalism.pngDeclaring something a success doesn’t necessarily make it so. We learned this at the Bush-led G-20 summit only four months ago, when global leaders were expected to do something far-reaching in response to the world-wide economic crisis, instead of chatting about it. When nothing came of the meeting, we were told that the summit “succeeded” because it “laid the groundwork” for the next G-20 gathering, recently led by Obama.

The four months between G-20 summits was one of rising massive unemployment and social misery for millions of people, creating an urgency that was unmet by the world leaders in London.

RELATED: Indymedia reporting on the G-20 protests:
http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/943
Climate Camp (alternative to G20):
http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/g20
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08 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / International
NorthEast Anarchist Network: "Direct Action = Solidarity. Confront the Bankers in April!"
The NorthEast Anarchist Network is endorsing the "Self Described Anarchist Collective" and Global Justice Action calls for a diversity of tactics, including direct action, to disrupt the Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, DC. Even in this era of uncontrolled economic retraction and collapse, the IMF and World Bank continue to reach for their misleading, self-proclaimed objective of "eradicating poverty", while paradoxically ignoring the needs of poor and indigenous communities.
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08 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Announcement / Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International
Boston Activists Protest Wall Street Bailout In NYC
102_0083.jpgNYC-April 4, 2009: About 1000 activists marched on the 41st anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination, to protest the US government's trillion dollar bailout of the banks and CEOs. This was part of 2 days , April 3-4 , of protests in NYC, coordinated mostly by the Bail Out The People and United For Peace movements.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcNzissfs30
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06 Apr 2009 | Filed under: News / Politics
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
page 2
Abolish the Stock Market. An essay by James Herod
page 4
Police seek to end sexual exploitation by arresting sexually exploited persons. By Jeff Reinhardt
page 6
A look at a year’s worth of occupations in the US, and their revolutionary potential
page 8
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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
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