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News :: International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race : War and Militarism
May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports
04 May 2008
On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education : Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Socializing for Justice on Boston Common
04 May 2008
You've been to the Common for demonstrations, rallies, festivals, but have you ever been just to socialize en mass?

Join Socializing for Justice on Boston Common at Beacon and Charles St. on Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 2PM to meet cool, like-minded people to enjoy spring with.

This event is rain or shine!

Are you looking for like-minded progressives to hang out in the Common with? Want to cross-promote your events and campaigns on a blanket? Are you new to the area and looking for groups to get involved in? Are you psyched about building strong cross-issue coalitions while snacking and playing frisbee?

Join us as SoJust kicks off our Summer events with Socializing for Justice on Boston Common for good ole' outdoor fun! Blankets, food, frisbees, kids, dogs, musical instruments, games...If you can do it outside and you can share it with others, we'll be doing it. All of it.

No Program. No Speaker. Just us.

RSVP at - newcomers always welcome!

Fee: $2 to cover group expenses.

At Socializing for Justice (SoJust) events you can hang out with friends, make new ones, find a date, get the scoop on a job, and find out what's going on this weekend - political or social. And the best part is that SoJust members share your vision of building a more just world.

Help us take over a grassy patch at the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets for outdoor family-friendly togetherness. We're testing out the radical concept of assembling in public, on blankets, with frisbees, for justice. No loud speakers necessary.

Want to connect outside of SoJust events? Members view and post events, job & volunteer announcements, roommate searches, etc. on the website - just click 'Messages'. The SoJust Calendar is packed with social justice-related events held throughout Greater Boston. Help us keep it filled - tell us about events you hear about.
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News :: Education : Environment : Organizing : Race : Social Welfare
Year: 1870: Mothers Day Proclamation
04 May 2008
A copy of the Original Mothers Day Proclamation
by Julia Ward Howe -
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News :: International : Politics : War and Militarism
04 May 2008
Four veteran military professionals continue to update the public about the Mayday Alert, which is becoming the most discussed false flag analysis in recent US history.
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Review :: Politics
“The End of America” is Thomas Paine Reborn.
04 May 2008
“The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot” by Naomi Wolf (Chelsea Green Publishing 2007) is the Thomas Paine hue and cry to The Peoples’ nation suffocating from tyranny. This concise booklet, of 155 pages of text, is an absolute must read for “every” American who cares about liberty—irrespective of political affiliation.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Orlando Furioso y Prometeo encadenado
04 May 2008
La escasa presencia de las acciones realizadas en conmemoración del Primero de Mayo o del Día Mundial por la Libertad de Prensa (3 de mayo) en los artículos de apertura de portada de los medios representantes de las opiniones de Francia y de España es un síntoma que se confirma el 4 de abril con la noticia de la muerte del primer presidente de gobierno español del post-franquismo.
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News :: International : Labor : Organizing : Politics
Struggling for the autonomy of Venezuela’s social movements
04 May 2008
* This editorial comes from issue #53 (May-June 2008) of El Libertario, a Venezuelan anarchist voice of ideas and proposals for action. It confirms our commitment to autonomous social mobilization, which has already begun to express itself through concrete struggles from below, as in the recent steelworkers conflict.
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News :: International
Handala Campaign begins today!
04 May 2008
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News :: Education : Environment : Organizing : War and Militarism
Jack Gallant of UC Berkeley is denying Primates Water, Putting Them In Restraiinng Chairs
04 May 2008
Jack Gallant of UC Berkeley is denying Primates Water, Putting Them In Restraiinng Chairs,
Drilling Holes In Their Heads..

while Schwarzenegger has criminalized
the peaceful protests of activists
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Announcement :: Environment
June 25 and 26: North America 2030: An Environmental Outlook, CEC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
04 May 2008
June 25 and 26: North America 2030: An Environmental Outlook, CEC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (public invited) Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America Fifteenth Regular Session of the CEC Council and meetings of the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) 25–26 June 2008 Government Conference Center 2 Rideau Street Ottawa, Canada
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