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Announcement :: International
France: As millions protest government attacks, unions signal retreat on “First Job Contract”
05 Apr 2006
An estimated 2 to 3 million striking workers and students demonstrated throughout France yesterday against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” (CPE) legislation, matching the turnout at a similar day of action on March 28.
Tuesday’s strikes and protests followed President Jacques Chirac’s announcement last Friday that he had officially ratified the CPE, which permits employers to dismiss young workers without cause during their first two years of employment.
Chirac said he would delay the enforcement of the law and support certain amendments to soften its impact, but he rejected out of hand the basic demand of millions of students, youth and workers who have been demonstrating and striking for more than a month to demand the withdrawal of the measure. The wave of protests, combined with opinion polls showing overwhelming opposition to the CPE and plummeting support for both Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, reflect the deeply held and broadly felt conviction that implementation of the measure will open the floodgates for the imposition of “American-style” market policies and the destruction of workers’ rights and social conditions.
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News :: Human Rights
Amnesty gives NAMES in CIA Flights, Front-companies, Rendition Story!
05 Apr 2006
Amnesty International has released its long-awaited report on CIA flights by front companies for the rendition of Muslims accused of terror activities.
Earlier, the Council of Europe (March 1, 2006) released its report on countries' safeguards against CIA kidnapping, torture, and prisons in Europe. It says the safeguards aren't adequate. My report goes both of them one better. Below are four pieces of photo evidence.
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Commentary :: Politics
05 Apr 2006
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News :: Media
Moving Undetected
05 Apr 2006
Concealed by Night
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Commentary :: Politics
The Left Needs More Socialism
04 Apr 2006
It's time to break a taboo and place the word "socialism" across the top of the page in a major American progressive magazine. Time for the left to stop repressing the side of ourselves that the right finds most objectionable. Until we thumb our noses at the Democratic pols who have been calling the shots and reassert the very ideas they say are unthinkable, we will keep stumbling around in the dark corners of American politics, wondering how we lost our souls--and how to find them again.
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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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