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News :: Human Rights
PALESTINIAN REFUGEES: Update on Day of Action & Article on Sanctuary
21 May 2004
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News :: Gender
Queer theory and violence against women
21 May 2004
I want to talk about how queer and ‘postmodern’ theory has affected the ability of feminists and lesbians to organise against, or even to recognise violence against women. In queer and postmodern theory, based on liberal individualism, important forms of violence are renamed ‘transgression’, ‘choice’ or ‘agency’. I shall concentrate on 3 forms of violence here, men’s prostitution abuse of women, the violence of transsexual operations, and the violence of the ‘body modification’ industry.
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News :: Environment
Help to Stop Global Warming The Day BEFORE Tomorrow at Your Local Movie Theater
21 May 2004
Ideas for Action at you local movie theater for The Day After Tomorrow movie
The Day After Tomorrow is a movie that, while not realistic scenario of global warming, gives it as a cause and is a great opportunity to get global warming to be put in the forefront of public discourse where it belongs and get the necessary things done to reduce it to minimize its effects and suffering from them.
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Commentary :: International
Tajikistan: Strategic U.S. Victory, Tactical Setback
21 May 2004
US Strategists will hail Russia'a withdrawal from Tajikistan as yet another Cold War victory. But while politicians pat each other on the back, all sorts of smugglers -- from drug dealers to militants -- will be hiking the mountain paths along the Afghan-Tajik border, headed toward the world beyond.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Politics
Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 4
21 May 2004
Renewing the Anarchist Tradition:
A Scholarly Conference
September 24-26, 2004
Plainfield, Vermont

Call for Proposals and Logistical Details

The Renewing the Anarchist Tradition (RAT) conference, cosponsored by the Institute for Anarchist Studies and Institute for Social Ecology, aims to provide a scholarly space in which to both reexamine and reinvigorate the social and political tradition of anarchism.
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News :: International
Israel fears growing terror threat by settlers
21 May 2004
Do Palestinians have any rights to defend their homes?
Illegal Settlements: Israel ONLY Bulldozes Palestinian towns in Punishments, creating more homeless refugees, stealing more land, killing women and children, re creating Ghettos, practicing racism against arab israelis and Bedouins..

http://www.btselem.org/English/House_Demolitions/index.asp
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Interview ::
An Interview with filmmaker Michael Burns
21 May 2004
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Announcement :: Environment
BOYCOTT GENERAL MOTORS
21 May 2004
Act Now
Boycott all General Motors products until their corporate agenda starts to align with the pursuit of fuel economy.
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News :: International
SURPRISE Sharon delays presentation of disengagement plan to cabinet.
21 May 2004
How many times can an Old Dodger Dodge? As many times as the USA buys into it.
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News :: International
The Spirit of The IDF: The Ethical Code of the Israel Defense Forces
21 May 2004
"Purity of Arms
The IDF serviceman will use force of arms only for the purpose of subduing the enemy to the necessary extent and will limit his use of force so as to prevent unnecessary harm to human life and limb, dignity and property.

Human Life

The IDF serviceman will, above all, preserve human life, in the recognition of its supreme value and will place himself or others at risk solely to the extent required to carry out his mission.

The sanctity of life in the eyes of the IDF servicemen will find expression in all of their actions, in deliberate and meticulous planning, in safe and intelligent training and in proper execution of their mission."
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