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Sexual Prey in the Saudi Jungle
#1!_AKBAYAN_Walden-Bello_Risa-Hontiveros_Etta-Rosales.jpgHe was an officer in the Saudi Royal Navy assigned to the strategic Saudi base of Jubail in the Persian Gulf. She was a single mom from Mindanao, in the Philippines, who saw, like so many others, employment in Saudi Arabia as a route out of poverty. When he picked her up at the Dammam International Airport in June, little did she know she was entering, not a brighter chapter of her life but a chamber of horrors from which she would be liberated only after six long months.
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02 Feb 2011 | Filed under: News / Gender : Human Rights : International : Labor : Social Welfare
Boston ABC Presents Rikki O at the Lucy Parsons Center
This Wednesday February 1 at 7PM at the Lucy Parsons Center Boston Anarchist Black Cross will present the Rikki O: The Story of Ricky. In the far-flung year 2000, prisons have undergone privatization.
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31 Jan 2011 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing
video/photos: Egypt Protests- Support March-Cambridge
1-egypt protest-harvard square-1-29-11 006.jpgHundreds of Egyptians and their supporters rallied and marched through Cambridge and Boston in solidarity with the anti-goverment protests in Egypt.
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29 Jan 2011 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Anarchist Potluck and Networking Rampage!
Come to the Lucy Parsons Center for a night of great food and anarchist networking. Find out what your fellow anti-authoritarians are up to, and get fed too!
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29 Jan 2011 | Filed under: News / Organizing
Statement in Support of Chuck Turner
Yesterday, Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner was sentenced to three years in federal prison for accepting a bribe. Turner has long been known for supporting radical causes and standing by his constituents, and the circumstances of his trial point to a concerted effort on the part of the Justice Department to silence his voice. Community Church of Boston's Jason Lydon has released the following statement.
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26 Jan 2011 | Filed under: News / Race
IMF Resistance Network Call to Action for the IMF/WB Spring Meetings
On April 16, 2000 20,000 protesters besieged the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank. In 2011 the IMF and World Bank are again meeting on April 16. Their previous schemes ended in failure, but the Great Recession, bailouts, and austerity have brought them back from the brink. On A16 2011 we will again confront the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank. Everyone’s invited…
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26 Jan 2011 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Organizing
Magallanes: Lessons in People's Mobilization for Chile and the World
magallanes_1-11a.JPGNatural gas is one of the main sources of fuel for heating and even industrial energy. In this context the government of the right-wing president Piñera announced that it would increase the price of gas by about 17%. This announcement was not well received by the population in Magallanes for obvious reasons. However, it is important to point that in the midst of this proposed increase in prices, the government is also firing personnel in the region and the country.
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17 Jan 2011 | Filed under: Commentary / International
Protest for Bradley Manning in Back Bay
100_0071.JPGOn Saturday, December 15, about 50 protesters held a rally and march in Back Bay to raise awareness of the plight of Bradley Manning. Manning is an Army intelligence analyst who is accused of leaking more than 250,000 classified diplomatic cables to Wikileaks. He is currently being held in solitary confinement while not allowed to exercise, or sleep between the hours of 5 AM and 8 PM.
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17 Jan 2011 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Technology
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