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News :: Environment
Afghanistan Cannabis Crop Up 40 Percent
27 Nov 2007
Cannabis cultivation rose 40 percent in Afghanistan this year, to 173,000 acres from 123,550 in 2006, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime estimated in its 2007 opium survey. The crop is being grown in at least 18 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, according to the survey released last month. The U.N. report singles out Balkh as a "leading example" of an opium-free province, saying other areas should follow "the model of this northern region where leadership, incentives and security have led farmers to turn their backs on opium."
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Tragedy and Travesty at Annapolis
27 Nov 2007
The latest chapter in the sham Middle East peace process.
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News :: Globalization
A Generalized Meltdown of Financial Institutions
27 Nov 2007
By Mike Whitney

11/24/07 "ICH" -- - Reality has finally caught up to the stock market. The American consumer is underwater, the banks are buried in dept, and the housing market is in terminal distress. The Dow is now below its 200-Day Moving Average -- the first big "sell" signal. Anything below 12,500 could trigger program-trading and crash the market. The increased volatility suggests that we are watching a "real time" meltdown.
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights : International : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Bearing Witness in Darfur: Who Will Be My Sister's Keeper? Pastor Gloria White Hammond at the Jamaica Plain Forum Thursday (FREE)
27 Nov 2007
gloria-photo.jpgRev. Gloria White Hammond, M.D. will speak about her experiences bearing witness to the untenable realities of slavery in Sudan. Rev. White Hammond discusses her work with women in Sudan and their efforts towards reconciliation and reconstruction of their communities.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Politics
Jericho Boston presents 3-day panels and dialogue on political prisoners
27 Nov 2007
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Ward Churchill, Pam Africa, Dhoruba bin-Wahad, Edwin Cortes, Chuck Turner and several other representatives of popular movements from across the United States and Puerto Rico will participate in a series of 3 events at various locations this Saturday Dec. 1, Sunday Dec. 2, and Monday Dec. 3, in commemoration of International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners on Dec. 3
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News :: Human Rights : International : Labor : Media
New Films from South Lebanon
27 Nov 2007
The anarchist film collective "a-films" announces three new videos from South Lebanon. In October 2007, a-films did video workshops in Bourj ash-Shamali Refugee Camp and the village of Siddiqine.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights
Thurs, Nov 29 at 6pm: Tell Northeastern University to Keep Housing Affordable
27 Nov 2007
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News :: International
Bush just made Iraq an American colony. Hello
27 Nov 2007
PRESIDENT SIGNS DOCUMENT EFFECTIVELY MAKING IRAQ A COLONY OF THE U.S
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LOCAL News :: Politics
Sacco/Vanzetti award to Chuck Turner Sun. Dec. 2
27 Nov 2007
On Sunday Dec. 2 at 11am, Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner will receive the annual Sacco and Vanzetti Award at the Community Church of Boston.
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News :: International
Whats proposed for Annapolis
26 Nov 2007
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