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News :: Social Welfare
Berlin Commune Fights the Property Developers
26 Dec 2007
The Köpi in Berlin is famous as one of the last remaining remnants of the city's squat culture from the early 1990s. The building, which is in a desirable location, has now been sold to a property developer -- but the residents aren't giving up without a fight.
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News :: Human Rights : International : Media : Organizing : War and Militarism
Message from Ramón Labañino, Cuban Five.
26 Dec 2007
ramonfamily3.jpgRamón is in lockdown since December 11 and for that reason he has not been able to send all the letters and salutations for the new year to his friends around the world...
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News :: War and Militarism
Pak used anti-terror aid against India: Report
26 Dec 2007
New York, December 24:Billions of dollars in American aid given to the Pervez Musharraf regime for anti-terrorism efforts have been wasted and much of it was diverted to help finance weapons systems designed to counter India rather than fight al-Qaeda and Taliban, US officials have said.
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News :: War and Militarism
$5.1B Proposed in Sales, Upgrades, Weapons for Pakistan's F-16s
26 Dec 2007
On June 28/06, the US DSCA notified Congress via a series of releases of its intention to provide Pakistan with a $5.1 billion Foreign Military Sales package to upgrade the F-16s that serve as the PAF's top of the line fighters. Some of these items had been put on hold following the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan & Kashmir, but the request for 36 new F-16 Block 50/52s is now going ahead following the required 30-day review period, along with new weapons, engine modifications, 60 F-16 upgrade kits that would cover Pakistan's older F-16 A/Bs plus other aircraft it might buy second-hand, and related equipment.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
True and False Christians: Orthopraxy
24 Dec 2007
Matthew's criticism is not against charismatics generally but against those who legitimate their anomia by referring to exorcisms, miracles and prophesy. Lawlessness means being handed over to the anti-divine that leads humankind to ruin.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Human Rights
Are You Scheduled for Political-Termination? HR 1955 & S.1959
24 Dec 2007
Stop the “The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act"

Could be used by Government to add thousands of activist organizations and millions of Americans to no travel lists.
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News :: Globalization : International : Labor : Politics : Technology
China profiting: how to conduct travel, finance, marketing, trade, investment, education?
24 Dec 2007
How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? How do Airbus, Dell, Wal-Mart, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Cisco, GM, Unilever perform there? What is really inside Chinese society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life? How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get on-ground investigations from provocative journalist George Zhibin Gu.
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
Alternative Monetary Systems
24 Dec 2007
So what are you going to do about it ?
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Commentary :: Human Rights
How God Comes to the World
24 Dec 2007
God who is not necessary for the world is more than necessary as love. The community of God is a model for human community. Persons and the world interesting in themselves are made more interesting. A world without transcendence and mystery is often static and one-dimensional.
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Commentary :: GLBT/Queer
Births of Babies in Unlikely Places --
23 Dec 2007
Perhaps dreams come true in the religious sphere, but dreams don't come true in the political world without work and commitment. There are no real grinches or miracle births, only our own sweat equity and perseverance.
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