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News :: Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : War and Militarism
Communist Party of the Philippines pursues a violent course against its left opponents
24 Jan 2008
Free-Joma-Sison-Gabriela.JPGThe “war on terror” has provided an excuse for new onslaughts on the Left. The Communist Party of the Philippines reports that 50 socialists, striking workers, journalists, peasant and church leaders and others have been assassinated, terrorized or abducted just since November 2004. The CPP is working to focus attention on these crimes.
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News :: Environment
Irish Police assaults protesters for $hell
24 Jan 2008
Modified: 08:33:57 PM
For the past year & 1/2, The Irish police have assaulted peaceful protesters & arrested some on false charges in Ballinaboy, Mayo, Ireland
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Announcement :: Labor
24 Jan 2008
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LOCAL News :: Politics : Race
VOTE PSL in 2008: Reparations Now!
24 Jan 2008
The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. La Riva/Puryear demand that the Black community be compensated fully, with interest, for the historical racism and wrongs forced upon them by capitalism.
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News :: Human Rights
The Probate Murders
23 Jan 2008
The War Against the Vulnerable Through Our Courts--From The American's Bulletin
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News :: Human Rights : Organizing : Social Welfare
Confederate Monument Denton, Texas: End Racism & Violent Military History In One Click
23 Jan 2008
Confederate Monument Denton, Texas: End Racism & Violent Military History In One Click
by Aron Duhon
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News :: Environment
CO 2 'Follows Temperature Rises' in Past Climate Changes
23 Jan 2008
This is unequivocally true. The three ice cores of Greenland and the Antarctic have all shown this to be a fact.
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News :: Labor
Amtrak Workers: a Looming Strike, Railway Workers Unite!
23 Jan 2008
Organized labor in the U.S. is fast approaching a crossroads. The enormous successes of the past are under attack, putting the unions in a defensive position. Battling not only the companies but their own bureaucracy, the rank and file of various powerful unions find themselves facing extraordinary sell-out contracts approved by their “leadership,” but benefiting only the company. The struggle to defeat these sell-out contracts may well be the opening clashes of a revival of the U.S. labor movement, which has lain dormant for decades, but which by its very nature may lead to larger conflict. It is in this context that Amtrak workers have dealt a temporary blow to the trend of concession and showcased their growing political consciousness when, after bargaining for 8 years, a coalition of 10 Amtrak unions either rejected revolting tentative agreements that their union “leaders” had brokered with Amtrak, or refused to continue the seemingly now-pointless process of bargaining.

This has put Amtrak workers on a collision course with management, i.e., the federal government. The creation of an “illegal” coalition of Amtrak unions to bargain – “illegal” because it violates the Railway Labor Act – was the first progressive step in increasing the power of the workers. Now nine unions are poised to strike Amtrak, and if it weren’t for a “Presidential Emergency Board” (PEB) that intervened, they’d be picketing already. The PEB – consisting of all Bush appointees – must now decide if every avenue of arbitration has been tried, when everyone already knows that it already has. The PEB was officially established on Dec. 1st, and in 60 days, if no agreement is reached, the parties will be free to act themselves. For the workers this will mean striking. For the bosses, this will mean imposing their terms of employment and destroying the gains of the past.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
5 years of the peace movement
23 Jan 2008
As the occupation of Iraq approaches its grim fifth anniversary, the anti-war movement finds itself at an impasse. The two major national anti-war groups, United For Peace & Justice (UFPJ) and Act Now to Stop War and Racism (ANSWER) will not be bringing their forces together to build the largest possible event to oppose the war – again.

ANSWER had proposed that all anti-war forces, including UFPJ, come together in a broad coalition to build a nationally focused anti-war demonstration in DC on Saturday, March 15th. UFPJ announced that they would instead be building what they hoped would be the largest non-violent civil disobedience action in DC on Wednesday March 19th, the anniversary of the war. To her credit, Cindy Sheehan attempted to bring ANSWER, UFPJ, and others together in a movement-wide united coalition to take joint action in March. However, the UFPJ steering committee backed out saying, “It was not clear how being part of another coalitional structure would help move all this work forward.”
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Commentary :: Politics : War and Militarism
Are We Voting for Change?
23 Jan 2008
Modified: 01:08:19 PM
Do we really want change on Capitol Hill? We say we do, so why aren’t we looking for it?
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