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Announcement :: Education : Environment : Globalization : International : Organizing : Social Welfare
World Bank/IMF Direct Actions
12 Apr 2006
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Commentary :: International : Politics
Bush's Act of Treason
12 Apr 2006
Modified: 10:29:57 AM
The president and his crazed gang of warmongers have put America gravely at risk by threatening first use of nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear power.
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Commentary :: Labor
Lessons of a Left Victory in France
12 Apr 2006
France's leading bureaucrats, from President Jacques Chirac on down, have been defeated. French neo-liberalism -- the dismantling of its welfare state in favor of business -- has suffered a serious blow. A powerful alliance of high-school and university students and of organized labor achieved the victory against the government's law that undercut job security for workers under 26 years of age. The alliance forced Chirac to annul the law -- exactly what he and the other current leaders had said was absolutely illegal and impossible. Now what matters most is how everyone in France and beyond -- business and political conservatives, on one side, and students, labor unions, and the left, on the other side -- will understand what has happened. Their different understandings will shape how both sides adjust their respective organizations, strategies, and tactics.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
THE WAR ON IMMIGRANTS
12 Apr 2006
THE US WAR ON IMMIGRANTS IN THEIR FIGHT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE
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LOCAL Commentary :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race
May 1 General Strike / 1 de Mayo Paro General
12 Apr 2006
not a news item--a discussion thread about what's called and what's planned for May Day
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Announcement :: Gender : GLBT/Queer : Media : Race
The 2006 Philadelphia Queer People Of Color Film Series
11 Apr 2006
Are you or a friend(s) into filmmaking, and have finished or are in the process of making a film? Do you/they self-identify as a queer person of color?
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LOCAL Announcement :: Race
Anti-Immigrant Reactionaries - 4/22 - Boston Common
11 Apr 2006
Anti-Immigrant racists are coming to the Common on April 22.

We all know what to do...

...and it's not ignoring them.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights
FIGHT AIDS! PROTEST ABBOTT!
11 Apr 2006
SGAC 008.jpgJoin students and activists for a protest at Abbott Labs in Worcester to demand affordable medications globally!
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Announcement :: Media
Contemporary American Radical Political Poster Art
11 Apr 2006
Radical political posters have long been a feature of American culture and politics. From handbills posted during the Revolutionary War to wheatpasted posters put up by anti-capitalist activists, radical street art has been vital to political discourse in this country. Radical art in public spaces has made a comeback in the past 15 years.
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Announcement :: International
French government withdraws “First Job Contract,” enlists unions in assault on job security
11 Apr 2006
President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced yesterday that new legislation will be drawn up to replace the “First Job Contract” (CPE), which sparked a massive wave of protests and strikes in recent weeks.
Leaders of the trade unions, some student unions and “left” political parties immediately declared the shift marked a decisive victory for the anti-CPE movement and signalled their intention to halt further mass mobilisations against the government.
Demagogic claims of “victory” by the unions and the “left” parties represent a betrayal of the anti-CPE movement. Their endorsement of the Gaullist government’s latest manoeuvre politically disarms workers and youth and paves the way for future free-market measures aimed at dismantling established workers’ rights and social conditions.
From the outset, the unions and the official “left” parties—the Socialist Party and the Communist Party—sought to stabilise the Chirac-Villepin administration and dissipate the movement of students, high school youth and workers in order to prevent it from challenging the French capitalist state.
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