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Commentary :: Politics
American Values: Torture's Okay, But No Touching
25 Apr 2005
There’s a great outcry over the Catholic church’s coverup of priestly perversions, but it’s hard to find too many Americans getting worked up over the much more ghastly coverup of an official policy of torture and murder of prisoners by the US government.

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Commentary :: International
BoutrosBoutros Ghali: 'Rwandan genocide was 100 percent American responsibility'
24 Apr 2005
In March 2004, the former Secretary General declared to the French daily Libération that a major problem at the UN was that the Department of Peacekeeping Operations was very infiltrated by the American authorities. Here, briefly, is how the UN is infiltrated and the impact.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Labor
Next Sunday! May Day Convergence Against Capitalism!
24 Apr 2005
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News :: Politics
The Danger of the Christian Fascists and the Challenges This Poses
24 Apr 2005
When we talk about the dangers posed by the Christian Fascists and the configuration in ruling structures of U.S. society now, some people say, "Are you people just trying to scare people into scurrying to your banner?" Well, no. This is very real. And one of the things that was very important in the discussion that followed the talk I gave on the dictatorship of the proletariat (" Dictatorship and Democracy, and the Socialist Transition to Communism"), was the question about whether there's "a perfect fit" between this Christian Fascist program and the interests and needs of the ruling class, at this time at least. (This discussion was published in the RW #1261, December 12, 2004.) And I believe this was dealt with in a dialectical as well as a materialist way there, in saying "No, there's not a perfect fit, but that doesn't mean this program won't come to predominate."
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Announcement :: International
Argentina Autonomista Study Abroad
24 Apr 2005
Study among autonomous social movmements in Argentina this summer!
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education : Human Rights : Organizing
Set the Captives Free Conference, May 21st
24 Apr 2005
On May 21st, come and celebrate Afrikan Liberation day with us. Join us for a day of conscious Hip Hop, local performance art, political education, and a workshop featuring Hip Hop originators the Last Poets and the popular grassroots political Hip Hop of Dead Prez, "Writing Hip Hop Lyrics that Strengthen the Black Community."
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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights
Alert: Nazis to Rally in Boston May 7, 8
24 Apr 2005
Spread the word wide! For more information, go to
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Commentary :: International
BTL:World Bank/IMF Fail to Agree on Plan to Cancel Debt or Increase Aid to...
24 Apr 2005
...Poorest Nations ~ Interview with Virginia Setshedi, of the South African Anti-Privatization Forum, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Sister Helen Prejean Recounts How She Became a Leader of...
24 Apr 2005
...the U.S. Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty ~ Excerpts of a speech by Sister Helen Prejean, death penalty opponent, produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
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Commentary :: International
BTL:With Humor and Irony, A Founding Member of Monty Python Blasts Bush and...
24 Apr 2005
...Blair's War on Terror ~ Interview with Terry Jones, founding member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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