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News :: Human Rights : Organizing : Politics
International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity By the Bush Administration
19 Dec 2005
When:
January 20, 21, & 22, 2006

Where:
Friday 5pm, Saturday 10am: The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive
Sunday 1pm: Columbia University Law School, 116th & Amsterdam Avenue
New York City

Information:
212-941-8086 or email: commission (at) nion.us

Website:
www.bushcommission.org
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LOCAL News :: Education : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology
Conference builds worker solidarity
19 Dec 2005
wwlogo.pngTrade union leaders from Cuba and Venezuela, along with unionists, students and activists from Mexico, the U.S., and several other countries, gathered in Tijuana on Dec. 9, 10 and 11 for a labor conference organized each year by the US/Cuba Labor Exchange.
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News :: International
Hindu regime in India fans anti-Muslim sentiment
19 Dec 2005
India's National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government rushed to declare its readiness to join a US-led coalition against global terrorism. Much of India's political elite was positively euphoric, for it saw the crisis triggered by last week's terrorist attacks as providing India a double opportunity. By rallying in support of the US and encouraging a backlash against Islamic fundamentalism, India could cement a new Indo-American "strategic partnership" while stigmatizing its historic rival Pakistan as a "terrorist state." Some officials of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-the right-wing Hindu nationalist party that leads the NDA-spoke privately of an emerging US-Indian-Israeli axis against "Islamic terrorism."
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News :: Globalization
Mass protests meet WTO in Hong Kong - Update Dec. 18th (Story w/ Photo Essay)
19 Dec 2005
329907.jpgThe 6th Ministerial Conference of the WTO is taking place from December 13th through 18th in Hong Kong. Negotiations have been continuing on key controversial issues such as agriculture, services, and market access for industrial goods and natural resources. The meeting will shape the final agreement of the Doha Development Agenda, which members hope to complete next year.

What is wrong with the WTO?

Conferences, cultural events, mass mobilizations, and direct actions are being planned for the dates between December 11th and 18th. Organizations that are mobilizing to protest the WTO meeting and corporate globalization, and to present alternative proposals, include peasants and small farmers from the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Korea. Events: A new media and social transformation conference and workshop will take place in early December. Global Exchange will bring a delegation/reality tour to Hong Kong and parts of China in December.
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LOCAL News :: Politics
WORCESTER CITY SQUARE: What have We Gotten Ourselves into?
19 Dec 2005
CitySquare.jpgMonday, Dec. 12, 2005 at 2:02 PM


What do we want Worcester to look like?

Worcester’s third attempt to reinvent its downtown, City Square, is a work in progress. With Worcester’s new motto “a city on the move” being hyped up, I’ve got to ask, what have we gotten ourselves into, and who is moving where? Let me give you a little background. City Square is a three-phase public and privately funded downtown revitalization project. The first phase is the publicly funded rebuilding of roads, sidewalks and an underground parking garage. The second and third phases are privately funded residential, medical, retail and professional buildings, which the city has little final say on, other than through its granting building permits.
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News :: Environment
Earth First! Activists Found Guilty on All Counts in Mountain Lion Trial
19 Dec 2005
Rod-Coronado-defends-mounta.jpgTuesday afternoon the jury found Earth First! activists Rod Coronado and Matt Crozier guilty of all 3 charges in the Sabino Canyon mountain lion trial. The prosecution immediately made a motion to take Coronado into custody, claiming he was a flight risk. Judge David C. Bury sustained the objection of Coronado's attorney that he had not violated his pre-trial release agreement in the year and a half since his arrest. Coronado and Crozier will face sentencing on March 9, 2006.
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News :: Organizing
A People's History of UC Weapons Lab Management
19 Dec 2005
1_main_image2.jpgOver the past several decades students and faculty of the University of California, often in tandem with nuclear disarmament NGOs in California and New Mexico, have conducted a series of campaigns to end the UC's involvement in nuclear weapons research, design, testing, and production at the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore laboratories. These campaigns represent an important contribution to the global nuclear abolition movement, which historian Lawrence Wittner has described as "the largest, most dynamic international citizens' movement of modern times."

A new, comprehensive resource for information on the University of California's role in the design, research, testing, and production -- every nuclear weapon in the US arsenal was designed by a UC employee! -- is now online. The Web site, ucnuclearfree.org, is intended to give students, faculty, staff, and community members a clearinghouse of information to strengthen their efforts in trying to sever university involvement in the production and maintenance of weapons of mass destruction.
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News :: Organizing
Students Denounce Pentagon Surveillance of Counter-Recruitment Activities
19 Dec 2005
dod_record_of_ucsc_protest.jpgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 14, 2005

CONTACT: Students Against War’s ad-hoc press team:
Jen Low – jlow (at) ucsc.edu - 415-772-2907
Josh Sonnenfeld – josh_lizard (at) yahoo.com - 831-295-2139
Kot Hordynski - khordyns (at) ucsc.edu - 510-292-5001


STUDENTS DENOUNCE PENTAGON SURVEILLANCE OF COUNTER-RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES
DoD ACTIONS PART OF A WAVE OF CAMPUS REPRESSION

SANTA CRUZ, CA – According to a document obtained by NBC News, the Pentagon has been spying on 1,500 “suspicious incidents,” including anti-war and counter-recruitment meetings and actions throughout the nation over the past 10-month period. Among the first pages of more than 400 released, 10 college anti-war protests were listed, including UC Santa Cruz Students Against War (SAW)’s counter-recruitment protest of April 5, 2005, which was the only one to be labeled both credible and a “threat.”
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Commentary :: Environment
BTL:Global Warming Conference in Montreal Turns Back U.S. Attempt to...
18 Dec 2005
...Derail Kyoto Treaty ~ Interview with Alden Meyer, energy special with Union of Concern Scientists, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
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News :: Education : Environment : Organizing : Social Welfare
America's dirty secret 6 Million companion animals / pets murdered every year
18 Dec 2005
Modified: 07:07:45 PM
Tell everyone about Americas inhumane secret. Spay and neuter is needed to humanely prevent healthy pets being euthanized in America every year. There are not enough homes for the 6 million homeless pets America murders every year. Tell everyone you know what is going on in shelters near you.

The dogs you can see in these pictures are scheduled for euthanization in just one animal control shelter in less than a week.
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