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LOCAL News :: GLBT/Queer
Trans workers at Raytheon win victory for gender defiance
02 Aug 2005
Modified: 06:36:40 PM
As a result of pressure from within and without, the Raytheon Company announced the week of July 24 that the corporation is expanding its equal opportunity employment policy to include transgender and transsexual workers
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LOCAL Commentary :: Labor
Commonwealth Magazine's Weak Take on Bad Jobs
02 Aug 2005
A long article on the perils of contingent jobs in the latest issue of Commonwealth magazine (see link below)— the monthly of MassInc, a local centrist think-tank —might have been a credible effort in the mid-1990's when much about the contingent economy was new to most observers. But after years of research by analysts, including Mass Global Action's predecessor organization, the Campaign on Contingent Work (, it's pretty weak to spend thousands of words rehashing a problem that's been flogged to death already, and then take only the most tepid stab at proposing any solutions.

In this case, the hero of the narrative is one Sara Horowitz of Working Today ( in New York City.

What's particularly galling about author Michael Jonas' choice of Horowitz is that her main innovation as an erstwhile "labor leader" has been to peddle a health plan for well-paid Big Apple contract workers, play footsie with a variety of corporations to flog "portable benefits" and tax breaks for contingent workers instead of national health insurance, and push the idea of "guilds" over unions as the forward-into-the-past solution for contingent workers' workplace woes.
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News :: Environment
John P. Bolton Number 2
02 Aug 2005
Chuckman- please stop posting in all caps dude!

It's makin me crazee!

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Commentary :: Human Rights
Activist Brian Haw, 1,521 and not out!
02 Aug 2005
Brian in Metro.JPGThis is a 1,100 word article about Brian Haw's 4 year 24/7 protest in London's Parliament Square.
6 photos are attached.
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News :: International
Native Hawaiians resist US occupation, federal Indian policy
02 Aug 2005
Modified: 08:08:05 AM
Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) and supporters celebrate La Ho'iho'i Ea, a national holiday, while resisting US federal Indian policy and the continued occupation and militarization of Hawaii.
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News :: Politics
Bush, Cheney, Indicted Chicago Grand Jury
02 Aug 2005
President George Bush and V.P. Dick Cheney, with several other ranking members of the Bush administration, have been Indicted by a Chicago Grand Jury on perjury and obstruction of justice charges.
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Announcement :: Globalization
Aug5th-12th Week of Action Against Corporate Involvement in I-69!
02 Aug 2005
For more than fifteen years resistance to the NAFTA superhighway, I-69, has stewed not just from within the foothills of Indiana, where it is to be built next, but across the nation as a whole. Everything from grassroots organizing to more militant actions has been employed, putting off it’s construction time and time again. But, as the signing of CAFTA and other free trade agreements becomes imminent, the focus of the planners of our economy has once again been placed upon the finalization of this project. As an integral element of globalization's infrastructure within the hemisphere, I-69 is bigger than just Indiana. If allowed to be completed, I-69 would connect with the Plan Puebla Panama -- a series of projects (highways, air and sea ports, etc) which would provide trade infrastructure throughout Mexico and Central America. Together, they would create a direct route stretching from Canada to the very tip of Meso-America, allowing for the more rapid transport of capital and goods while providing nothing but devastation to the communities left in their wake. In Indiana alone, hundreds of families will be relocated and more than 1100 acres of forest destroyed; that is to say nothing of the thousands of jobs that will doubtlessly be lost across the border. For Central and South America, this highway will lead only to further exploitation as companies continue to move their factories further south with the lessening of wages and labor standards.
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News :: Human Rights
The Cold Hard Facts
01 Aug 2005
The end is near.
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Announcement :: Human Rights : Labor : Politics
National Pro-Democracy March in Atlanta Saturday August 6, 2005
01 Aug 2005

40th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act March for Voting Rights, Jobs, Justice, & Peace

A rally to fight for the Reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. A rally to fight for jobs and health care. A rally to fight for equal, high quality education for all Americans. A rally to stop the war in Iraq.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Race
Hate Propaganda
01 Aug 2005
Neo-Nazi hate fliers on my lawn!
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