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LOCAL Commentary :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Reformist left's response to immigration Gestapo raid: hollow words, empty gestures
10 Mar 2007
The central problem that the reformists share in common is their promotion of kinder, gentler policies toward immigrants by the imperialist government. But in the US, as in all the world's imperialist countries, the racist persecution of immigrant workers has been an integral part of imperialist war from the very beginning. From the anti-Irish lynch mobs during the theft of northern Mexico to open the territory for slavery, to the massive deportation of Mexican and Eastern European immigrant workers during the First World War, to the internment of Japanese in concentration camps during the Second World War, the scapegoating and persecution of immigrants has served the dual purpose of fortifying the imperialist war abroad, and waging the class war at home by dividing the working class and smashing its attempts to organize across national dividing lines.
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Commentary :: Environment : Globalization : Social Welfare
10 Mar 2007
Slide12 copy.jpgCan Global Warming set you free?

16 reasons to be cheerful
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News :: International
Humor in Brasil: "Ethanol Molotov for Yankee Target"
09 Mar 2007
Interesting photo on Brasil IMC...
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
ICE Raids in New Bedford, MA
09 Mar 2007
On Tuesday, March 6, officers from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as the ICE or ‘ice’, conducted a raid at a New Bedford factory that manufactures safety vests and backpacks for the U.S. Military. 327 workers at Michael Bianco, Inc., mostly women from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, were taken into custody by the ICE for failing to provide sufficient documentation of their immigration status. The ICE is being widely denounced for this military-style raid that has caused disruption and grief in local immigrant communities. Of primary concern are the many children and other family members who have been left without support while the detainees await ‘processing’ at a facility in the former Fort Devens military base, 100 miles from New Bedford.

On Wednesday, a press conference and demonstration was held outside the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in downtown Boston to issue three demands to the District Director of the ICE, Bruce Chadbourne. Maria Elena Letona of Centro Presente read these demands to over 75 demonstrators assembled outside in sub-zero temperatures.

Boston IndyMedia was there to record this audio piece, including an interview with a witness to the raids.
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Announcement :: Human Rights
Arrivals, a play on Extraordinary Rendition
09 Mar 2007
A play on Extraordinary Rendition(aka torture outsourcing) has been created by canadian playwright David Gow, performed in the US and been ignored by the theatre critics, similar to th reception of My Name is Rachel Corrie. Has anyone been to see it?
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Announcement :: Technology
To His Excellency Javier Pérez de Cuellar- thank you for efforts in undrestanding the infleunces in PERU with a bias in KGB syndications in South America
09 Mar 2007
Modified: 03:24:54 PM
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Commentary :: International
George Bush's Samson Option
09 Mar 2007
George Bush's reckless agenda to engulf the Middle East in total war.
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LOCAL News :: War and Militarism
War Criminal Rumsfeld's Speech At Harvard Cancelled
09 Mar 2007
Harvard nixes Rummy
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
09 Mar 2007
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 3/9/07 ¡Listen Globally!
08 Mar 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. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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