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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
Friday Vigil to Support Lynne Stewart
11 Oct 2006
Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights attorney known for her outspoken political views and representation of controversial clients. Last year, Lynne was convicted of providing material support to a terrorist organization for representing a client accused of terrorism. Already barred from practicing law, Lynne is 67 years old and battling breast cancer. The government is demanding that she be sentenced to 30 years in federal prison
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Announcement :: Media : War and Militarism
cultures of resistance: call for footage
11 Oct 2006
MakeFilmsNotWar.org is seeking footage from filmmakers around the world for a feature-length documentary called CULTURES OF RESISTANCE.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Catastrophic failure
11 Oct 2006
Out now
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News :: International
Provocative US attack on Shiite militia in Iraq
11 Oct 2006
An attack over the weekend in Diwaniyah, a city to the south of Baghdad, signals a major intensification in the operations of US forces in Iraq against the Mahdi Army, the armed wing of the Shiite fundamentalist movement nominally headed by the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
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Commentary :: Gender : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Election 2006: No votes for the capitalist parties
10 Oct 2006
Faced with this situation, Working Class Emancipation calls for voting a "spoiled" ballot, by writing "Defeat US Imperialism in Iraq and Afghanistan" and "Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants" all over the ballot (or filling these slogans in as "write in candidates" if it is an electronic voting machine). We call on the workers and militant youth who want to see a working class revolutionary alternative on the ballot in the future to join us and help build the organization that can make this possible.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
The Prospects for Fascism in America
10 Oct 2006
It’s now cliché for radicals to make links between US policy and Nazi Germany (it’s just really easy). Some take the analogy further, claiming that fascism in all its glory is fully integrated into American culture— with death camps soon to come. To some extent the various predictions are credible; the historical correlations are often unshakable. Sometimes however, the fascist bogeyman is revealed as exaggeration, or simply paranoia. Underestimating the drive and desperateness of those pushing the fascist agenda in the US is of course dangerous, with much of the population making this mistake; on the other hand, a common, tactical error many radicals make is in overvaluing the resources, organization, and receptiveness these groups have attained, often leading to demoralization and inaction. Exposing fascist tendencies in the US, their future prospects as well as limitations will be the goal of what follows.
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LOCAL News :: Politics
Hill to Hill: Hiker to bring messages to Beacon Hill
10 Oct 2006
After gathering comments for the next governor of the Commonwealth from citizens across the state, this hiker hopes to deliver them to the inauguration on Beacon Hill
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News :: Politics
Virginia's Congressman George Allen,Sleezier Than Arksansas' Asa Hole Hutchinson ?
10 Oct 2006
The 'biotech' penny stock 'company' ImmuneRegen also placed Asa Hole on its board hoping to take advantage of Asa Hole's 'terrorbagger' connections in Washington D.C. and the Republican Party to pump and dump their worthless stock to defraud investors.My investigations into penny stocks have left me to wonder if there were any politicos in Washington NOT using penny stocks as a form of upper class welfare to tide them over during and between their political careers.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights : Labor : Organizing
Student/Farmworker Alliance Days of Action!
09 Oct 2006
Modified: 10 Oct 2006
1-2 Punch!
Nationwide McDonald's actions Oct. 27-28th
From 'sweet spot' to sore spot!...

This October 27-28th, join students and young people across the country in standing with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to end sweatshops and modern-day slavery in the fields!
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Announcement :: Organizing
Statement on Thefts and Sexual Assaults in Pittsburgh, PA
10 Oct 2006
This statement is the product of Pittsburgh Organizing Group, The BigIdea bookstore
collective, and survivors of Khalia Latte’s sexual assaults. Its purpose is to inform people who come into contact with Khalia to try to make communities as safe as possible. If you have questions, seek confirmation of the statement’s authenticity, or have additional information we should be aware of we can be reached at POG (at) mutualaid.org or books (at) thebigideapgh.org.
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