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Announcement :: Human Rights
Mumia Abu-Jamal to have Court Hearing
05 Jan 2005
A message from the lead counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal, explaining that Mumia will have a hearing on Friday, February 11th, 2005. Go to the following link to help out:
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Commentary :: Politics
Karl Rove's "Modest Proposal": How to Initiate a Stealth Draft
05 Jan 2005
Without re-instituting a universal military draft, Karl Rove has figured out a way to add millions of warm bodies to the army, in order to continue moving across the world establishing democracies and capital markets. It's a very "modest proposal."
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Why do Homo sapiens Drive Cars?
04 Jan 2005
Homo sapiens can be trained to do many tricks and learn many different skills. However, because we developed a complex "Word" language (attaching named sounds and actions to named concepts), we can also become tricked by those Alphas (male and female) who use our "Word" language as a weapon.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Organizing : Politics
J20 Anti-Authoritarian Bloc Call: The Parade Must End!
04 Jan 2005
The Parade Must End:

A call for an Anti-Authoritarian Bloc for the January 20, 2005 protest of the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.
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Commentary :: Media
“Knowing is Beautiful”
04 Jan 2005
As a journalist who writes about AIDS, I am endlessly amazed by the difference between the public and the private face of HIV; between what the public is told and what’s explained in the medical literature.
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
Mainstream Media Misrepresents Activists, once again
04 Jan 2005
Another reason to make our own media: a creative Direct Action banner-hang exposing CEO of Seaboard Corporation for human rights violations in Salta, Argentina is reported by the Newton TAB as "vandals struck an Evelyn Road home."
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LOCAL Announcement :: Media
Free Screening of 'La Haine' (Hate) // Jan 5th
04 Jan 2005
LPC radical film series.
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Announcement :: Media
Independent Media Converges to Cover Bush Inauguration
04 Jan 2005
Radio Coordinator: Selina; 202-250-4939; selina (at)
Photo and Print Coordinator: Nancy; 202-216-2817; nancy (at)
All Other Inquires: Chris; 202-413-2212; chrisstrohm (at) or Allison; 301-949-7639; allison (at)
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News :: Politics
Time to Put Democratic Senators on the Hot Seat
04 Jan 2005
After the 2000 presidenial election farce, black representatives in Congress sought vainly to find just one Democratic senator to join them in a call to challenge the Florida electoral vote. None would. This time, those representatives may find more support when they call for a challenge to Ohio’s electoral college delegation.
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Announcement :: Environment
04 Jan 2005
There is an ecological manmade disaster of geologic proportions occurring in the rolling mountains of the southern Appalachians, its called mountain range -- or mountain top -– removal. It is the ultimate in theft of a people's heritage -- the destruction of watersheds -- and the annihilation of one of the most diverse places on earth. And the perpetrators are turning it into the biological equivalent of a parking lot. The theft of our mountains is escalating as the coal companies strive to outdo one another in their orgy of destruction.
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