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News :: Media
Execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams
14 Dec 2005
Stanley “Tookie” Williams, co-founder of the Crip street gang in Los Angeles, was executed in San Quentin Prison on December 13 just after midnight.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger coldly and callously refused to grant him clemency, saying that “the facts do not justify overturning the court decision.” Even though Tookie Williams had changed and became a very outspoken advocate against gang violence and for peace. They showed him no mercy. But it is deeper than this. In a highly political statement, Schwarzenegger also said that Tookie Williams' 1998 book Life In Prison was “dedicated to people like Assata Shakur, Mumia Abu Jamal” and particularly “Black militant George Jackson” which, according to Schwarzenegger, “is a significant indicator that Williams is not reformed and that he still sees violence and lawlessness as legitimate means to address societal problems.”
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Commentary :: Education
Kids under three should not watch TV
14 Dec 2005
As square-trancing replaces square-dancing, kids brains clearly decay.
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Commentary :: Labor
The Truth About UGSOA
14 Dec 2005
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LOCAL News :: Politics
DoD spying on Boston (and other places)
14 Dec 2005
Modified: 08:45:18 AM
MSNBC has obtained a 400 page document detailing efforts by the Pentagon to monitor anti-war activities.

The abbreviated list includes a reference to a December 8, 2004 protest listed on the IAC website. This protest was labeled a threat.
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Commentary :: Human Rights : International : Media : Organizing : Technology
WOT - (NYT) Chinese Government attempts to censor internet news of Dongzhou massacre (with comments by Ben Seattle)
14 Dec 2005
Modified: 02:15:27 AM
As described by the New York Times article (below) the
corrupt, revisionist (ie: fake marxist) government of China
is attempting to censor all news of last week's massacre
of 20 or more farmers in Dongzhou, in southern China.

This attempt to suppress news of this massacre may (or may not)
be successful in the short run. But, in the long run, these
kinds of attempts to suppress the news are doomed to failure.
This story is of great significance to activists today who
want to build a powerful and militant mass movement for a world
that is not ruled by imperialism and the bourgeoisie.
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News :: International
Mass Graves from War Era Unearthed in Lebanon
14 Dec 2005
13.12.2005 13:23

The Lebanese authorities have discovered mass graves near the town of Anjar in the Beka'a Valley over the past week. The discovery of this site, along with another one discovered last month in the Ministry of Defence compound, have sparked a series of speculations and condemnations.




Army Forensics inspect grave site in Anjar.
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News :: Media
Chicago Independent TV now on Dish Network
14 Dec 2005
Modified: 01:55:46 AM
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Commentary :: Environment
The Plague Upon Eden
13 Dec 2005
excellent critique of humanity and our role in the destruction of the environment and the acceleration of global warming
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights : Organizing : Politics
Security Culture Workshop: Sunday
13 Dec 2005
This workshop will entail grand jury presentation and discussion, as well as basic
security culture overview, including PGP and email security, and advice on dealing with
the police on a day-to-day basis.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Media
this is getting ridiculous [Discussion on Boston IMC Editorial Policy]
13 Dec 2005
Modified: 03:27:33 PM
who's at fault, him or us?
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