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LOCAL News :: DNC
Grassroots Democrats to Attend Platform Committee in Miami
08 Jul 2004
Modified: 07:30:33 PM
miamisky.jpgJuly 8, 2003

When Democratic Platform Committee members begin arriving in Miami
tomorrow, they will be welcomed by leaders of a coalition of grassroots
Democrats and progressive activists waging an uphill battle to persuade
the Party to liberalize its political agenda on issues such as Iraq,
health care, civil rights, and foreign trade agreements.

Led by representatives of the Kucinich for President Campaign, the
coalition will personally deliver more than 15,000 pages of petitions,
propose dozens of amendments, and organize a series of lobbying and
informational events that will run concurrently – just down the hall –
with the deliberations of the 186-member Platform Committee. Coalition
members also intend to closely monitor the discussions and deliberations
of the Platform Committee and track the votes on various issues.
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LOCAL News :: DNC
New York's Alright: An Update on the RNC Protests
08 Jul 2004
08 Jul 2004 NEW YORK CITY- The RNC protests are going to be huge! Hundreds of thousands will flood the streets: Democrats toeing the party line, liberals of all stripes, and communists of all sects. Even “the UNIONS are coming”! The hip hop kids are coming, the college kids are coming, the Greens are coming, Al Sharpton’s coming, the NGOs, Starhwak, the libertarians and tons of assorted wing-nuts will make an appearance. And don’t forget the millions of New Yorkers who hate Bush or are simply pissed-off because they have to be inconvenienced by closed-off streets, delayed subway trains, or police barricades- they’ll be there too. And more power to them, right?
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News :: International
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/9/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
08 Jul 2004
Modified: 06:24:43 PM
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.
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News :: Human Rights
"OPEN LETTER TO HOMES NOT JAILS"(TRIAL)(PUELL)
08 Jul 2004
Modified: 04:29:14 PM
"THE CAMBRIDGE COALITION OF NEIGBORHOODS &
NEIGHBORS (ALBERT C. VON PUELL PRESIDENT)
WOULD LIKE TO HELP HOMES NOT JAILS TO BE
RECOGNIZED BY CAMBRIDGE AS A NECESSITY"
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Announcement :: Human Rights : Labor : Politics
Exploitative Labor Makes Mockery of Upcoming Olympic Games
08 Jul 2004
The theme of the 2004 summer Olympic Games is "celebrate humanity," yet the workers who make the gear and clothing for the upcoming Olympics suffer terribly inhumane working conditions and have few rights.
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LOCAL Announcement :: DNC
DNC Events: Into the Streets!
08 Jul 2004
The week of July 26 to 29 is the week of the Democratic National Convention. In order to ensure our voices are heard, two separate days of marches are currently planned. These events are to be opening and closing events for the protests against the DNC.
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LOCAL News :: Labor
Boston Labor Forecast: A Long, Hot Summer for the Bosses!
08 Jul 2004
From health care workers to janitors to public employees, Boston is poised to be the battleground for major contract fights this summer. Thousands of union sisters and brothers will be throwing the bosses' backs against the wall to demand better contracts and the dignity they deserve.
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News :: Human Rights
A Generation of Zombies ?
08 Jul 2004
Bush plans to screen whole US population for mental illness
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News :: Environment
A DEAFENING SILENCE OF MEANING
08 Jul 2004
A DREARY CANDIDATE...
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Commentary :: Environment
BTL:Violence and Scandals Surround Newly Appointed Iraqi Interim Government
08 Jul 2004
Modified: 05:53:14 AM
Interview with Denis Halliday, former United Nations under-secretary general and past coordinator of Iraq's oil for food program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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