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Commentary :: Human Rights
Assata Shakur: 'To My People'
13 May 2005
Black brothers, Black sisters, i want you to know that i love you and i hope that somewhere in your hearts you have love for me. My name is Assata Shakur (slave name joanne chesimard), and i am a revolutionary. A Black revolutionary. By that i mean that i have declared war on all forces that have raped our women, castrated our men, and kept our babies empty-bellied.
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News :: Human Rights
U.S. menaces Assata Shakur, Cuba
13 May 2005
One day after millions of workers around the world had reclaimed the streets in celebration of May Day, the U.S. ruling class launched an attack on a powerful symbol of liberation for the workers and oppressed inside the United States, Assata Shakur.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Open Letter From Assata Shakur
13 May 2005
My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government's policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living in exile in Cuba since 1984.
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News :: International
La NueVa CLaSe oBReRa ARGeNTiNa.
13 May 2005
“ El sistema de segmentación posfordista que está llevando a cabo Kirchner no sólo ha hecho caducar el obsoleto sistema de representación populista y neocorporativo, sino las estrategias disfuncionales de la vieja izquierda. La respuesta organizativa del área autónoma debe estar a la altura de las nuevas subjetividades y de la materialidad de la nueva composición de clase. ”
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News :: Organizing
IMPEACHMENT TIME - Palast
12 May 2005
Here it is. The smoking gun. The memo that has "IMPEACH HIM" written all over it.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education
5/16 Mat Callahan: "The Trouble with Music"
12 May 2005
Callahan unravels and elucidates the crises facing music as well as its liberatory potential.
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Commentary :: Human Rights : Race
"'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day
12 May 2005
I thought that “Never again!” meant never again for all humanity — not just never again for European Jews.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights : International : Organizing
TODAY! Iraq Reality Report w/ Rahul Mahajan
12 May 2005
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LOCAL Announcement :: Media
Indymedia Local Reporting Workshop Friday 5/13 7pm
11 May 2005
Indymedia will be hosting free local reporting workshops every second and fourth Friday this summer at our Chinatown office.

The first informal class/workshop will be this Friday from 7 to 9pm.

Our office is at
33 Harrison Ave.
4th Floor
in the UNITEhere building.

(at the intersection of Harrison and Beach near the Chinatown, Downtown Crossing and Boylston T stops, right in the middle of Chinatown.)

Folks should bring a recent sample of their writing if they have one, just so we can get an idea of where people are starting.

We will discuss some ideas and maybe do a short writing exercise, the class will have some structure but open to change.

There will also be a handout for folks to read for our next workshop about newsthinking...

Whatever your level of experience these workshops should be fun and productive. In future meetings we can critique each others stories, find out about writer's resources, have visits from working activist/journalists, and challenge each other with speedy assignments.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Social Welfare
Help keep Holyoke wastewater public - No contract with Aquarion.
11 May 2005
Help Keep Holyoke Wastewater Public:
Sign the online petition to stop the contract with Aquarion:
http://www.petitiononline.com/holyokew/petition.html
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