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News :: Human Rights
How the Pentagon used WMDs in Vietnam
16 Jun 2005
Between the military reverses of its South Vietnamese puppets and the fierce and rising resistance at home, the United States had to give up. For the Vietnamese people, the year 1975 was the end of 35 years of warfare.
But this didn’t end the ravages of war for the Vietnamese people. Among the worst was widespread poisoning by the dioxins included in herbicides.
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News :: International
Behind the Indigenous-led uprising in Bolivia
16 Jun 2005
The irrepressible force of outrage, pride and the quest to defend natural resources by Bolivia’s Aymaras, Quechuas and Guarani Indigenous population—who went to the capital of La Paz waving their Whipalas liberation flags—has placed this country in the center of Latin America’s revolutionary effervescence.
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LOCAL Commentary :: International : Labor
controversy around appearance of Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Boston
16 Jun 2005
Modified: 07:15:48 PM
Below are two documents about the appearance in Boston next week of members of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), as part of a tour of Iraqi labor organizers put together by US Labor Against the War. One is an open letter from members of Boston's peace coalition, United for Justice with Peace, to the national coalition, United for Peace and Justice, questioning the wisdom of including the IFTU in the tour. After that is a reply from US Labor Against the War, defending the inclusion of the IFTU. Regardless of where you find yourself ending up in this debate, I think it illustrates the complexities and ambiguities of the situation in Iraq.
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News :: International
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/17/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
16 Jun 2005
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.
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Announcement :: Social Welfare
Help Venezuela buying gasoline
16 Jun 2005
Help Venezuela buying gasoline in Citgo
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Commentary :: Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics
Populist #5
16 Jun 2005
The Subject of National Security, continued
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LOCAL News :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor
Please Take Action: Stop the killing of Colombian union activists!
16 Jun 2005
Miguel Fernandez is a labor activist and President of the Cauca Teachers Union in Colombia. Miguel recently returned to Colombia after spending several months working with Eastern Massachusetts Jobs with Justice through a program that brings Colombian trade unionists who have been targeted for death by paramilitary groups to the U.S. Miguel has received four death threats in the last ten days, one of which was aimed at his entire family.
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Announcement :: Environment
** Bio-Democracy June 17-21 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS in Philadelphia **
16 Jun 2005
5 days & nights of events to counter the biotech industry, resist their tamperings with life, and celebrate healthy alternatives
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News :: Human Rights : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Thomas Miller-El wins new trial
16 Jun 2005
miller-el133.jpgIn a six-to-three decision on June 13, the U.S. Supreme Court sharply rebuked Texas prosecutors as well as Texas appeals courts, ruling that their excuses for racism in jury selection are unconstitutional.

The conviction of Thomas Miller-El, an African American man sentenced to death in Dallas in 1986, was thrown out. Now—after spending over 19 years on death row—he will be granted a new trial.
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News :: Human Rights
ALL BUSH, ALL THE TIME, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
16 Jun 2005
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