It should come as no surprise that the decision of the Federal Communications Commission to rewrite media ownership rules has stirred a firecry in Congress. Unlike the members of the FCC, members of the House and Senate must face the voters at election time.
These reports are based on human rights monitoring and/or nonviolent direct action in resistance to the Israeli occupation. This report arrives from:
International Women's Peace Service in Hares, Salfit, Palestine:
When Somerville Theater projectionists approached their manager to demand union recognition, he told them it had been nice knowing them. The projectionists had been attempting for months to resolve low pay and unhealthy working conditions before joining the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE, which represents projectionists in most Boston cinemas) and demanding recognition April 30. When management informed IATSE officials that they refused to recognize the union May 1, the projectionists set up picket lines