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LOCAL News :: Education
Irish Prison Protests Begin
19 Jun 2006
On Monday 19th June Republican POW’s began a protest action in Maghaberry, this is the first in a series of protests planned by Republican POW’s in the gaol. POW’s are making clear that they will not accept the sub standard conditions on the segregated wing, they will not be criminalised nor will they be intimidated or coerced by the petty restrictions being imposed by prison screws to make the day to day life in the gaol for POW’s more difficult.
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Commentary :: Globalization
19 Jun 2006
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Announcement :: International
Czech Greens enter right-wing government
19 Jun 2006
Following the Czech parliamentary elections of June 2 and 3, the Green Party is now preparing to join the right-wing government of the arch-conservative Citizens Party (ODS).
The Greens have now entered an Eastern European parliament for the first time, with Strana Zelenych (SZ) receiving 6.3 percent of the vote. Clearly, the Green Party in Prague is beginning its political odyssey at the point it left off in Germany—as a governing party; but this time no longer in alliance with the Social Democrats, but instead with politically conservative and right-wing parties.
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News :: International
Against the Iraq War, Buffalo Veteran Soldier Heads to Canada
18 Jun 2006
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Commentary :: Human Rights : Media : Politics
THE LEFT AND THE ISRAEL LOBBY -- by Joseph Anderson, Dissident Voice
18 Jun 2006
Modified: 11:47:40 AM
Now that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have broken the taboo in the mainstream American media establishment of not only pointing out that the Israel lobby exists, but actually analyzing it from their perspective, the only place that open discussion, analysis and debate about the lobby remain firmly taboo is, ironically, ON THE LEFT! It’s a taboo imposed on the left by certain leftist icons and their suppression – if not censorship – of free expression and debate on this topic in progressive venues (lectures, panels, press or broadcast). Even some Palestinian-Americans have been forced to knuckle under to these leftist icons’ denial of the power of the Israel lobby in exchange for those icons’ or certain progressive/leftist groups’ political support.

For example, as of this writing, where is an informed rebuttal to Noam Chomsky's dismissive position on the Lobby or at least an honest, open debate about the lobby on the national radio program Democracy Now? So, I wanted to incisively debunk at least some of the major arguments used by certain Left icons in denying the power and influence of the Israel lobby in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and in suppressing discussion of its power domestically. Now, some people will bring up a red herring list of other possible influences in U.S. Mideast foreign policy to deny my analysis, but here I am dealing with THE ISRAEL LOBBY and how leftist icons respond to that topic. My ultimate position is: whatever our positions on the lobby, do we get to honestly discuss and debate it in formal public settings? Please read more:
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Commentary :: Politics
Fathers’ Day Reflections on a Lost Son...
18 Jun 2006
Michael Berg is the father of Nick Berg, a U.S. contractor believed to have been beheaded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Berg appeals to the antiwar community to sign the Voter's Pledge this Father's Day.
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Review :: Education
Sir No Sir, a Film Review
18 Jun 2006
A review of the documentary film about the antiwar movement among Vietnam era soldiers, and its implications for today.
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News :: Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Politics
7/28-30 Washington DC: National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference
18 Jun 2006
Together, We Build A New National, Broad-Based, Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movement!
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News :: International
Toronto activists expose Peña Nieto’s role in the violations of human rights in Atenco
17 Jun 2006
Toronto, June 16^th . A group of activists denounced today Enrique Peña Nieto, governor of the state of Mexico, for having ordered a police raid on the villagers of Atenco, on May 3^rd and 4^th , resulting in the dead of two youths, the rape of 30 women, the beating of more than 200 detainees. Peña Nieto was in Toronto for the Metropolis conference of the World Association of Major Metropolises, which is made up of delegations from across the world.
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News :: International
Activistas de Toronto denuncian Peña Nieto por su responsabilidad en la violación de derechos humanos en Atenco
17 Jun 2006
Modified: 11:29:50 PM
* El gobernador del Estado de Mexico Peña Nieto no anda tranquilo por el mundo.....
* un grupo de activistas en toronto lo interrogaron acerca de los ocurrido en Atenco mientras daba una conferencia entre hombres de negocios...
* la conferencia se tuvo que suspender!!!!
* Activistas de Toronto denuncian Peña Nieto por su responsabilidad en la violación de derechos humanos en Atenco
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