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News :: International
Sinister news from Maghaberry Prison
20 May 2005
The Irish Freedom Committee has received news of sinister new moves by Maghaberry Prison to cut off Irish Republican Political Prisoners from all outside contact.
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News :: International : Social Welfare
New dimensions — African immigrants in the U.S.
20 May 2005
The election of Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate brought national attention to the growing presence and influence of African immigrants in the United States. The son of a Kenyan immigrant, Obama is only the third African American senator since Reconstruction.
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News :: Labor : Organizing : Social Welfare
Pensions hijacked: Bankruptcy scam rips off 119,000 United workers
20 May 2005
CHICAGO — “You might see me coming down the aisle 20 years from now with my walker,” said flight attendant Melissa Madden. Faced with the slashing of their pensions to the tune of $6.6 billion, she and other United Airlines flight attendants here warn that if United gets away with using bankruptcy to dump its pension obligations, the nation’s entire defined-benefit pension system — and the futures of the 44 million workers it covers — could come tumbling down. Retirement for American workers could become a thing of the past.
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Commentary :: Politics
Black Helicopters and the GOP
20 May 2005
For years, people on the extreme right have warned of a takeover of America by the black helicopter army of the UN. Well, there is the danger of a fascist America, but, surprisingly, it is being ushered in by the right, not the left.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights
Protest Recruiters in Worcester this Saturday
20 May 2005
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LOCAL News :: GLBT/Queer
Anti-Gay Activists Plan Demonstrations in Massachusetts
19 May 2005
Modified: 11:11:35 PM
Fred Phelps, the infamous Pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, who gained notoriety for picketing the funeral of Matthew Shepherd, is coming to Lowell, Lexington, Brookline and Dracut, Massachusetts to spread his message of hatred and intolerance toward homosexuals, and homosexual sympathizers.

On June 4th and 5th they will be at various Lexington churches with signs reading, “Fags Die, God Laughs,” “AIDS Cures Fags” and other hateful slogans.

Sunday, June 5th at 1:00 PM, they will be at Brookline High School, which they have dubbed a, “sodomite whorehouse and fag dating service masquerading as Brookline High School.” Also on Sunday, at 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM, they will be at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA, to protest Lexington High School’s graduation ceremonies.
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News :: Politics
Blackwell loses, voters win
19 May 2005
Taken from Barbara Burt's post on CommonBlog:

"An Important Victory: Blackwell Loses in Court"
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Interview :: Environment
Mountain Top Removal Mining Eats through Appalachia
19 May 2005
Modified: 10:35:07 PM
A new form of mining involving blasting the tops off mountains is flattening east coast mountain ranges. It's threatening the forests and wildlife and local people. A whole summer of activity against mountain top removal mining is in the works.
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LOCAL Announcement :: DNC : Human Rights : Organizing : Politics
Court Solidarity: The Lafayette Eight
19 May 2005
Cambridge District Court
40 Thorndike St
13th Floor
Courtroom B (on the right when facing the front of the building)
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Commentary :: Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics
Populist #3
19 May 2005
The Subject of National Security, continued
read previous papers here:
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