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Commentary :: Media
Googling for Fun Can Be Depressing
13 May 2005
Pick an important story and google it. You’ll find plenty of hits, but f it’s critical of the current administration, odds are you won’t find many hits on corporate media sites—just on alternative and oversease media sites. No wonder the American public is turning away from mainstream purveyors of “news.”
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Commentary :: Globalization : International
Nuclear weapons and humans cannot coexist: A Japanese survivor speaks out
13 May 2005
When 60 years ago the United States became the first (and since then the only) country to use atomic weapons by dropping them on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Those at the hypercenter, or ground zero, were the “lucky” ones — they were instantly vaporized. Others died, but not instantly, living their last moments in pain and misery. Their flesh melting off, many perished while looking for water to ease their suffering.
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Commentary :: Globalization : International
More money down the drain: War cost bleeds states, cities
13 May 2005
As U.S. casualties in Iraq topped 1,600, the U.S. Congress approved another $82 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and related spending, with the bulk going to the Iraq occupation.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Assata Shakur: 'To My People'
13 May 2005
Black brothers, Black sisters, i want you to know that i love you and i hope that somewhere in your hearts you have love for me. My name is Assata Shakur (slave name joanne chesimard), and i am a revolutionary. A Black revolutionary. By that i mean that i have declared war on all forces that have raped our women, castrated our men, and kept our babies empty-bellied.
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News :: Human Rights
U.S. menaces Assata Shakur, Cuba
13 May 2005
One day after millions of workers around the world had reclaimed the streets in celebration of May Day, the U.S. ruling class launched an attack on a powerful symbol of liberation for the workers and oppressed inside the United States, Assata Shakur.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Open Letter From Assata Shakur
13 May 2005
My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government's policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living in exile in Cuba since 1984.
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News :: International
La NueVa CLaSe oBReRa ARGeNTiNa.
13 May 2005
“ El sistema de segmentación posfordista que está llevando a cabo Kirchner no sólo ha hecho caducar el obsoleto sistema de representación populista y neocorporativo, sino las estrategias disfuncionales de la vieja izquierda. La respuesta organizativa del área autónoma debe estar a la altura de las nuevas subjetividades y de la materialidad de la nueva composición de clase. ”
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News :: Organizing
12 May 2005
Here it is. The smoking gun. The memo that has "IMPEACH HIM" written all over it.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education
5/16 Mat Callahan: "The Trouble with Music"
12 May 2005
Callahan unravels and elucidates the crises facing music as well as its liberatory potential.
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Commentary :: Human Rights : Race
"'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day
12 May 2005
I thought that “Never again!” meant never again for all humanity — not just never again for European Jews.
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