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Announcement :: Human Rights
Sixteen years behind
04 Apr 2006
On November 20,1989 the United Nations (UN) adopted an international convention setting out basic rights for children, The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC became international law in September 1990 when two thirds of the general assembly ratified this basic human rights treaty. The United States (Ronald Reagan, administration) was implemental in the writing of the convention during the cold war. Since then almost all the member states of the United Nations have ratified the convention on the rights of the child. However the United states has yet to ratify it and there are situations such as the one above within our borders, to this day
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Commentary :: International : Politics : Social Welfare
On 9/11: Was the Asbestos-Laced World Trade Center "Disposable"?
04 Apr 2006
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Commentary :: Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
How Massacres Become the Norm- Dahr Jamail's Latest Dispatch
04 Apr 2006
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LOCAL Commentary :: Politics
April 14th, 6pm - Howard Zinn & Anthony Arnove speak - Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal
04 Apr 2006
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News :: Organizing
Huge Month of Demonstrations
04 Apr 2006
Not to mention the immigration bill protests, March
saw massive demonstrations all over the world. Two
international action days - International Woman's Day,
and the Iraq War anniversary - brought hundreds of
thousands out protesting the war and the Bush
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Commentary :: International
As Elections Loom, Venezuela’s Opposition Won’t Commit to Participation
04 Apr 2006
In eight months, Venezuelans will once again head to the polls to decide the future of the country. But the question remains: Will the opposition make a commitment to democracy this time out?
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Commentary :: International
A socialist strategy for workers’ power: the only answer to France’s “First Job Contract”
04 Apr 2006
The month-long struggle against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” has brought to the fore the fundamental class and political issues facing workers and young people not only in France, but across Europe and internationally.
The needs of youth and workers—decent-paying and secure jobs, education, health care, a future without war or repression—are in irreconcilable conflict with the interests of a financial elite who represent a failed political and economic system. This oligarchy of wealth and power is determined to make the working class pay for the crisis of the capitalist system.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Environment
The Green Building Bike Tour
04 Apr 2006
Join the Cambridge Bicycle Committee for a leisurely ride through the streets of Cambridge as part of the city's annual GoGreen Month activities. The theme of this spring's bike tour is Green Buildings of Cambridge. The ride will take about two hours with a few short stops along the way where we'll hear about featured buildings. We'll be escorted by the Cambridge Police Bike Patrol. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the ride. A shorter version of the ride for families with small children may also be available.
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Commentary :: International : Media : Politics
Bashing Chavez at The Times: How Dare He Do Good With Oil Revenues!
04 Apr 2006
Modified: 10:28:58 AM
The nation’s leading newspaper calls Chavez a threat to the U.S. for using Venezuela’s new oil wealth to aid development and help the poor in Latin America.
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News :: International
Exclusive Interview: DeLay Tells Why He's Quitting Congress
04 Apr 2006
"His trademark aggressiveness helped trigger his downfall, when he led a drive to redraw Texas' congressional district boundaries to increase the number of seats in GOP hands." The gambit succeeded, but DeLay was soon caught up in an investigation involving the use of corporate funds in the campaigns of legislators who had participated in the redistricting."
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