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News :: Human Rights
Police Department Covers up Death Squad Activity
01 Apr 2006
Attempted murder of a journalist by a Los Angeles area Police Officer
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Announcement :: Human Rights
Why The Film Why Hate USA
01 Apr 2006
The world has reached a point where whenever something goes wrong – when something bad happens: a car bomb, a disease outbreak or a tsunami – people – especially the victims – blame the USA. This is a remarkably simplistic and yet sophisticated reaction – the universal scapegoat
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Announcement :: Human Rights
Amnesty International reports 152 taser-related deaths in the US
01 Apr 2006
The use of taser weapons by US police has been linked to 152 deaths since 2001, according to a report published Tuesday by Amnesty International. The report found that most fatal taser electrocutions involved unarmed subjects who posed no serious threat to cops or civilians at the time of weapon discharge. Many were electrocuted while already in restraints and/or received multiple electroshocks.
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Announcement :: Human Rights
1981 Hunger Strikes Film Screening and Discussion
01 Apr 2006
blanketman_simple.gifThe Chicago Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee
Presents a Film Screening and Discussion
on the 1981 Hunger Strike at Long Kesh Prison, Ireland
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Announcement :: Media
The Afrobeat Mix
01 Apr 2006
small WORLD weekend Mix - The Afrobeat Edition
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Commentary :: Politics
31 Mar 2006
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands and the 10 Irish freedom Fighters. Honor their sacrifce.
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News :: Media
Democrats unveil midterm election platform
31 Mar 2006
Modified: 06:29:19 PM
Richmond, VA using hunger as a weapon against the poor
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Commentary :: Politics
Republican Hatchet Man Defends Presidential Crimes
31 Mar 2006
Modified: 01:15:47 PM
The Founders of the nation must be rolling in their graves over Sen. Hatch’s claim that the president’s powers should be beyong criticism during the “war” on terror.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Media
Dr Stranglove and Live Music, benefit for Stop the Wars Coalition
31 Mar 2006
Live Music at 7:00pm and the movie Dr Stranglove at 9:00pm. Food. BYOB. Donations collected for Stop the Wars Coalition
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Announcement :: Politics
UN Security Council bows to US pressure for a statement against Iran
31 Mar 2006
After three weeks of behind-the-scenes US bullying, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a statement on Wednesday calling on Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program and giving the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 30 days to report back. Although amended at the insistence of Russia and China, the statement provides Washington with the pretext for escalating the confrontation with Tehran and its threats of punitive sanctions and military action.
John Bolton, the US ambassador to the UN, immediately seized on the vote as “an unambiguous signal to Iran that the Security Council, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security under the Charter, is now dealing with the issue.” Ruling out any possibility of compromise, he belligerently warned that the US would be “back on the 31st day” in the UN Security Council “given the Iranian record to date of consistently flouting the International Atomic Energy Agency.”
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