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News :: Organizing
First Day of WTO Protests-Thousands March in Hong Kong
12 Dec 2005
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News :: Media
Urbana-Champaign IMC: Indymedia as Social Movement
12 Dec 2005
04 Dec 2005

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center recently moved into their new home -- in Urbana's historic downtown post office. The opening, which featured the "barnraising" of a new low power FM radio station located in the building, highlighted the eclectic and engaged organizing tactics of this highly-successful IMC.
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News :: Organizing
Protests to Greet WTO Ministerial Meeting in Hong Kong
12 Dec 2005
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No WTO!

The 6th Ministerial Conference of the WTO is scheduled to take place from December 13th through 18th in Hong Kong. Negotiations have been continuing on key controversial issues such as agriculture, services, and market access for industrial goods and natural resources. This ministerial will shape the final agreement of the Doha Development Agenda, which members hope to complete next year.
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News :: Human Rights
My Husband is at the Gates of Guantanamo: Why I Support Him
12 Dec 2005
guantanamo5a.preview.jpgTwenty-five U.S. citizens, calling themselves Witness Against Torture, are presently demonstrating, fasting and praying at the gates of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. For the last five days, they've marched across Cuba to get to the prison. One of them is my husband, Danny Burns.
Danny and I have two children. Finian is three years old and Francis is seven months. Danny is at Guantanamo in part because of our family. What our government is doing at Guantanamo creates an unsafe world for our children. Our government is promoting a global escalation of violence which makes increasing terrorism inevitable.
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Commentary :: Race
Tookie: From chaos to consciousness
11 Dec 2005
Modified: 03:07:24 PM
The name Stanley Tookie Williams is both famous and infamous... It can be said that Tookie didn’t receive a fair trial, by any standard. How can he then face death?
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News :: Media
Bob Avakian on Richard Pryor
11 Dec 2005
Recently I was reading reports of police assaults on Black people and of Black people fighting against the police in Memphis and Miami. This called to mind a story I was told a while back. A rookie cop was riding in his police car with his veteran partner when a report came in that there was a Black man in the vicinity with a gun. As their car screeched around the corner, a young Black man suddenly appeared sprinting up an alley--into a dead end. "Shoot him!", the older cop screamed, "Go on, shoot him-- it's free!"

"It's free!" Think about that for a second. "It's free!" In other words, here's a chance that gets a pig to sweating and salivating with anticipation--a chance to "kill a nigger" with the already provided cover that a Black man--a Black man, any Black man--was reported in the area with a gun. This is an opportunity too good to pass up: "Go on, shoot him--it's free!"
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News :: Human Rights
Torture and White Phosphorus
11 Dec 2005
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LOCAL Announcement :: Politics
Anti-War Forum @ MIT, Wed 12/14
10 Dec 2005
Discussion, Speak Out and Question & Answer featuring a panel of local anti-war activists on the occupation of Iraq and the way forward for the anti war movement.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Organizing
Anarchist vs. Marxist-Leninist Thought on the Organization of Society
10 Dec 2005
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LOCAL Announcement :: International
Boston Mobe presents "Alive in Baghdad" Wednesday December 14th 7-9 pm
10 Dec 2005
You know it's hard to get news from Iraq. Even news from imbedded reporters rarely makes it to the American airways— you hardly know a war is going on. But, for people in Baghdad, and the rest of Iraq, the war is simply impossible to ignore. Brian Conley, a young independent journalist, decided to go to Iraq and see for himself what has been continually overlooked.
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