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News :: International
US conference to revisit USS Liberty sinking
07 Jan 2004
Controversy has raged for
years over the sinking of the Liberty, a signals intelligence ship, in international waters by
Israeli jets and torpedo boats in which 34 US sailors were killed and 171 wounded
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Commentary :: Organizing
Preemptive Crowd Control: Why Are Some Protesters Treated So Differently By Police?
07 Jan 2004
With the upcoming DNC protests in Boston, we worry about police conduct once again. Why do police spray anti-war protesters with pepper spray and rubber bullets if they stray off the sidewalks into streets, but they accommodate rowdy sports fans blocking streets, with smiles? Is this difference politically driven?
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Commentary :: DNC
"How can we leave Iraq?"
07 Jan 2004
Anti-war newsletter for soldiers explains why the U.S. should leave NOW.
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Announcement :: DNC
Boston Indymedia's typeface is Unreadable on many computers
07 Jan 2004
I am sure I'm not the first person to complain...but jeez! The type face is so tiny that the only way you can read anything on the site is to cut and paste it into another format and enlarge it.
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Commentary :: Politics
CHILLING DEJA VU: The Original, Eerily Premonitive Hitler: Bush Comparison from July, 2001
07 Jan 2004
When this essay comparing Hitler's rise to power with Bush, and the tactics of the present GOP with the 1930s Nazis and Stalin's communist regime was first published in July, 2001, I was the recipient of a flood of hate mail and even a couple of death threats from militant rightwingers. But the comparison hit home: the article has been been circulating all over the world, reprinted in at least five languages. Unlike the lame, even bizarre comparisons rightwingers try to make between Clinton, Dean, et al. and Hitler, the similarity between Bush's regime and the rise of the Nazis is undeniable and REAL and has evoked a shock of recognition in readers - or, as the title says, a "Chilling Déja Vu.
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Announcement :: Environment : International
A letter to my congressperson RE Cuba
06 Jan 2004
Modified: 10:36:05 PM
This is intended as a model for anyone interested in sending a letter to their people in Congress, urging them to limit or lift the sanctions against Cuba. In October Bush made a frightening speech RE Cuba that was not covered much in the media. The purpose of this letter...
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
Candlelight Vigil at N.E. Holocaust Memorial in Memory of Liu Chengjun
06 Jan 2004
Modified: 10:18:16 PM
December 30, 2003 (Boston) On March 5th, 2002, Chengjun Liu, with great courage, helped to broadcast the truth in China. He was one of the key persons to reveal the persecution of Falun Gong through China’s own state-run media. This unprecedented feat lasted uninterrupted for 40-50 minutes, reaching hundreds of thousands of Chinese people. (http://www.faluninfo.net/DisplayAnArticle.asp?ID=5400)
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News :: Environment
Using Hate, Hypocrisy and Insults to attack Dean
06 Jan 2004
The same Individuals who awarded Dean one of the highest grades on CATO's Fiscal Report Card on the Governors were also behind this TV ad: "Howard Dean should take his tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading, body-piercing, Hollywood-loving, left-wing freak show back to Vermont where it belongs."
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News :: Labor
225 UGSOA MEMBERS ARE VOTING TO STOP DUES PAYMENTS TO UGSOA
06 Jan 2004
225 LOCAL 52 UGSOA MEMBERS WILL SOON VOTE TO STOP THE PAYMENT OF DUES TO UGSOA PRESIDENT
JIM (THE RAT ) VISSAR
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News :: Politics
The Forbidden Truths of the Insane Marriage Ritual
06 Jan 2004
A Forbidden Truth dissection of the horrifyingly negative consequences of the unnatural, perverse, and toxic societal institution of marriage.
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