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News :: Human Rights : International
Bilin, Three Arrested at Night: Ibrahim Abed El Fatah Bornat, Hamde Abu Rahmah and an international journalist
04 Feb 2010
At 3 am 26 soldiers entered the village of Bilin on foot to arrest Ibrahim Abed El Fatah Bornat. On their way to Ibrahim's house, the soldiers ran into Ashraf Abu Rahmah. A gun was pointed to his head, his hands cuffed behind his back and a cloth attached to his mouth to prevent him from alarming people. Ashraf was distanced from the scene and left in the dark, guarded by soldiers while Ibrahim was arrested and taken away.
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News :: Human Rights : International
Israeli occupation forces stormed the village of Bil'in, three o'clock in the morning
04 Feb 2010
Date: 1/2/2010 Time: 3:30
http://www.bilin-ffj.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=245&I

Israeli military soldiers stormed the large village of Bil'in early on Monday morning, 1/2/2010, from the west of the apartheid wall in order to arrest popular resistance and international solidarity activists
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Commentary :: Race
Art of War : Black History Month / 1968
03 Feb 2010
Black History / 1968
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LOCAL Announcement :: Social Welfare
Checkpoint Friday in Essex County / Retén este viernes en el Condado de Essex
03 Feb 2010
checkpoint.JPGComo siempre cuando hay un gran evento o día festivo, agencias de orden público usan el pretexto para aumentar la aplicación de leyes racistas, clasistas, y antimigrantes. Habrá varios retenes, y muchas agencias reportan que van a monitorear con mayor vigilancia las vías públicas. Checkpoint response les avisa de los retenes previstos, no sólo en California, sino en el resto del país también.
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As with other holidays and large events, law enforcement agencies use the pretext to heighten enforcement of classist, racist, and anti-immigrant laws. This weekend will see numerous checkpoints, as well as non-checkpoint traffic enforcement. Checkpoint response brings you this warning of the foreseeable checkpoints, and urges the utmost caution on the road.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Child Slavery in Haiti
03 Feb 2010
abusing Haitian children
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: February Sunday Forums
03 Feb 2010
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston...
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News :: Politics
California Governor Candidate Stewart Alexander Receives SPUSA Endorsement
03 Feb 2010
After running as the 2008 Vice Presidential Nominee for Socialist Party USA, Stewart Alexander has now received the endorsement of SPUSA to run as a candidate for California Governor on the ticket of the Peace and Freedom Party.
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News :: Human Rights
San José Peace and Justice Award Honors Free Gaza Pioneers
03 Feb 2010
The San Jose Peace and Justice Center awarded its Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award to pioneers of the Free Gaza Movement who sailed the first small boats to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. The award prompted the city of Milpitas to present commendations and Congressman Mike Honda to award Congressional recognition to the recipients.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Obama Provokes War Against Iran and China
02 Feb 2010
The possibility of yet another U.S. war became more real last week, when the Obama administration sharply confronted both China and Iran. The first aggressive act was performed by Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who “warned” China that it must support serious economic sanctions against Iran (an act of war).


Clinton said: “China will be under a lot of pressure to recognize the destabilizing effect that a nuclear-armed Iran would have, from which they receive a significant percentage of their oil supply.”



The implication here is that China will be cut off from a major energy source if they do not support U.S. foreign policy — this, too, would equal an act of war.
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News :: Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics
PHILIPPINES: Palace happy Villar is not hitting Arroyo
02 Feb 2010
Loren-Legarda-Manny-Villar-Satur-Ocampo-Liza-Maza-Gabriela-Women-Bayan.jpgMANILA, Philippines—The rumored “hidden candidate” of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) got a boost Tuesday from Malacañang.

Gary Olivar, Ms Arroyo’s deputy spokesperson, heaped praise on Sen. Manuel Villar of the Nacionalista Party for purportedly shunning a “negative campaigning style.”
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