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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
BLOOD DIAMOND: The Deadly Price of High Fashion
05 Jan 2007
On December 8th, 2006, Warner Brothers released the action thriller Blood Diamond, and the world was reminded about the illicit African diamond trade. Set in the West African country of Sierra Leone in the 1990’s, the film unfolds a story of diamond smuggling with a backdrop of child soldiers, brutal amputations, and countless senseless deaths.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights
Jan 11th: International Day to Shut Down Guantanamo
05 Jan 2007
Come mark the five-year anniversary of the first prisoner being brought to Guantanamo by demanding that the US stop practicing torture and illegal, indefinite detention by raising your voices in solidarity with actions in D.C. on January 11 in Copley Square at 5:45
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Announcement :: Organizing : War and Militarism
Antiwar Demonstration in Washington, D.C., Saturday, January 27th
05 Jan 2007
Mass demonstration in Washington, D.C. Join us to send a message to the 110th Congress - End the war in Iraq. Bring all the troops home now!
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Interview :: Social Welfare
Hungry For A Month
05 Jan 2007
For the month of November, I only spent $30 on food. The only exception were things that are freely available to the average person (salt taken from restaurants, sauce packets from Taco Bell, free coffee from an office). Buying in advance was fine, but at the end of the month, it all had to add up to $30 or less.
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Announcement :: Technology
URGENT: India and GM...petition
04 Jan 2007
URGENT: On 31st January 2007 there's a major hearing in the Supreme Court in India on the writ petition over GM crops.

The organisers of this petition want to be able to show that there's massive worldwide support for calling a halt to the problems being inflicted by GM crops on India. They can only do that with your support.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/no-to-indias-crops-being-genetically

Also, post on other sites
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News :: Politics
Advice to Democratic-led Congress: to shift US away from contributing to global insecurity
04 Jan 2007
The first action should be calling upon the UN General Assembly to invoke Article 22 of the Charter of the United Nations to set up an international Tribunal to charge Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld et al for Crimes Against the Peace.
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 1/5/07 ¡Listen Globally!
04 Jan 2007
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia.
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Review :: War and Militarism
Saddam was executed for "pre-empting" his enemies just like the Bush Govt."pre-empted" Iraq!
04 Jan 2007
"Kill a little and they lynch you - murder a lot and they patriotically wave you flag!"
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News :: Environment
Scientists' Report Documents ExxonMobil’s Tobacco-like Disinformation Campaign on Global Warming Science
04 Jan 2007
[Along with Government interference
in reports and speeches by it's own
scientists, this article helps to
explain why Americans are not
marching in the streets about climate
change.]
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Will Jimmy Carter’s Book Liberate the Palestinians?
04 Jan 2007
The year 2006 was another hell on earth for the Palestinian people, especially in Gaza. Is there any hope for relief? Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” led to freedom for African-Americans. Question: Will ex-President Jimmy Carter’s tome, “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid,” play a comparable role in ending the evil of the Israeli Occupation?
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