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LOCAL Commentary :: Gender : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Hands off Amber Abreu!
06 Feb 2007
Amber Abreu, a 18-year-old working class Dominican woman, is facing years in prison, for trying to have an abortion. Because she didn't have better medical care, the drug that Abreu took didn't work properly and the baby lived for a short time after it was born. Abreu is not being prosecuted for any crime she committed: she is innocent! She is being targeted because she is a woman, because she is poor, because she is an immigrant, and most of all because the capitalist system depends on exploiting women with low-paid and unpaid labor at work and at home. The state enforces this inequality by ganging up with the church to prevent women from controlling their own bodies, chaining them to their husbands and families. While the feminists look to the Democrats to protect Roe vs. Wade, Amber Abreu's case shows us that for poor and oppressed women, the rights and choices that the Supreme Court supposedly guarantees are as real as the rights of inmates at the Guantanamo Bay torture camp. It will take a revolutionary struggle to eradicate all social inequality to achieve women's liberation: the working class, especially the working women from Lawrence to the maquilladoras and sweatshops of the oppressed countries, have the power to stop the war against women just like we have the power to stop the war against Iraq. The unions should picket this and every court date, and call stop-work meetings to discuss Abreu's case, to prepare for walkouts and massive protests in her defense.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Capitalism is Hell
05 Feb 2007
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Announcement :: Human Rights
A Public Letter to the "American" Coast to Coast Radio Network:
05 Feb 2007
1. We, as the People, demand you allow US, the human species
to openly discuss the public evidence on who funded the
terrorist acts of 911 according to the FBI. And full
disclosure on the science of building Seven.
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Announcement :: Politics
LEFT FORUM 2007:Forging a Radical Political Future
05 Feb 2007
March 9-11
The Cooper Union, New York City
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Commentary :: Environment
Bedbugs and the Monster House Bug - a comparison of two species
05 Feb 2007
xsquared.gifA bed bug? Crawling on people all day long? That'll be the day, I snorted to myself. Well it was quite disgusting to me reading those ridiculous bed bug blogs.

Then the pest control company came.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
How to Revive a Spiritually Dead America in One Easy Lesson!
05 Feb 2007
America is going down the toilet! Question: What are you going to do about it? The Russian writer, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, urged his people, in 1974, to take on the Stalinists remnant and to “Live Not by Lies.” Today, America is languishing under the Bush-Cheney Gang, Masters of Deception. “Obedience to lies,” Solzhenitsyn said, robs a people, keeping them “in the herd and a coward.” Remedy--”Live by the truth...It is the only [choice] for a soul.”
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LOCAL Announcement :: Environment : Human Rights : Media : Politics : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Alternative Media 9/11 Truth Film Festival, Feb. 9-11 45 Mt Auburn St., Cambridge MA
05 Feb 2007
In Pursuit of the Truth: Alternative Media 9/11 Truth Film Festival. We show you what the media doesn't.

Free and open to the public.

Fri Feb 9, 6-11pm, Sat Feb 10, noon-11pm, Sun Feb 11, noon-8pm

Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
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News :: International : Politics : War and Militarism
21,000 Troops To Become The Latest Guinea Pigs For Pentagon
02 Feb 2007
In light of President Bush’s determination to send an additional 21,000 plus troops to Iraq, regardless of the position of Congress and the American people, the citizens of the United States must be made aware of the ongoing experimentation and outright disregard for our American troops. With nearly thirty-six percent of our Gulf War I troops disabled, we must hold those responsible for such negligence accountable for these atrocities.
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News :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Activists To Protest February 5th Rapaport Conference in NYC
02 Feb 2007

Diamond Industry Reps Scurry to Defend Profits;
Activists To Protest February 5th Rapaport Conference in NYC
What: Press Conference and Demonstration
Where: New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, (6th Ave.) New York City
When: Monday, February 5, 2007, noon

What: Forum
Where: Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th Street (at 7th Avenue)
When: Monday February 5, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: African People’s Solidarity Committee, Rob Notowitz, 857-233-7504
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Commentary :: Education
Sign the petition
02 Feb 2007

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a trade association, defines itself "as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture industry." But its rating system for films impacts much more than the industry. MPAA ratings affect a film's distribution and thus its financial success; this, in turn, limits what kinds of movies get made and what people get to see at the local movie theater.

The rating system was designed to provide information to parents and movie-goers, but it too often results in arbitrary, inconsistent, and unreasonable decisions, which chill filmmakers' creative freedom and keep films away from audiences.
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