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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: 04:24:54 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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LOCAL News :: Human Rights : International : Labor
New Bedford Migrant Workers Are Not the Enemy
08 Mar 2007
new_bedford_3_7_07.jpgMassachusetts, March 6, 2007. An army of 300 federal immigration agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has conducted yet another military style raid on migrant workers in the country. This time it was the turn for an East Coast location, New Bedford, Massachusetts where scores of workers were taken away. ICE, a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security explains that their objective is "to more effectively enforce our immigration and customs laws and to protect the U.S. against terrorist attacks. ICE does this by targeting illegal immigrants: the people, the money and materials that support terrorism and other criminal activities." (From their website "About us" section).
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News :: International
(Video) Nablus: 2 New Clips from Military Operation "Hot Winter"
08 Mar 2007
Today, a-films and RJI released another two short video-interviews from the recent military operation in Nablus, Occupied Palestine. The first interview was conducted with Ashraf al-Tibi, the injured son of 'Anan al-Tibi, whom the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot dead on February 26th, 2007. The second interview is with 11-years-old Jihan Tahdush, who was used as a "human-shield" by Israeli soldiers during house-to-house searches in the Old City of Nablus.
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Announcement :: Media
Turbulent Times for Airlines
08 Mar 2007
Jetblue and how the airline is in trouble
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