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News :: Human Rights
Killer cop faces murder trial in Oscar Grant case
05 Jun 2009
As of the printing of this article there have been five days of testimony, stretching out over two weeks, at the preliminary hearing of Johannes Mehserle, the cop caught on video shooting Oscar Grant in the back as Grant lay on a train platform.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Obama Administration Targets Environmental and Animal Rights Activists As Eco-Terrorists
05 Jun 2009
for Obama, activism = terrorism
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 06/05/09 Listen Globally!
04 Jun 2009
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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LOCAL Announcement :: International
Help Break the Seige of Gaza - Support the Viva Palestina US Convoy
04 Jun 2009
A Lifeline from the United States to Gaza
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
Massachusetts Inmate Darrell Jones Speaks Out Against Prison Abuse and Racism
04 Jun 2009
Darrell Jones, a prisoner at Old Colony Correctional Center (OCCC), a Massachusetts medium security facility kept notes, documents, and writings about the injustices he saw going on behind the walls. He thought he was doing the right thing by reporting the things he felt mattered. He stated he wrote all his complaints down and kept to himself. He states "His whole issue was to get the issues that mattered the most to prison commissioner Harold Clarke." Clark was quoted saying at an earlier date “‘We are looking at over two million people incarcerated’ nationally, [Clarke] says. ‘If we fail to respond to their needs, they will go out and create more victims." by columnist Tobey Frost.
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Commentary :: Labor
Making Sense of a U.S. Owned General Motors
04 Jun 2009
Now that the United States owns General Motors, many are asking, “What’s in it for taxpayers?” This is an extremely good question, considering that taxpayers may spend up to $100 billion [!] towards a company that’s currently worth around $450 million. (Wall Street Journal, 6/02/09)

This large discrepancy in numbers means, obviously, that taxpayers could lose tremendous amounts of “investment” money if Obama’s “profit first” plan is put into effect. What is this plan? Strip the company to a fraction of its former self, using far fewer workers and making far less money in the hopes that GM will then out-compete the foreign competition on the world market.
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LOCAL News :: Globalization
Sept. G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, PA, US -- CALL FOR A GLOBAL MOBILIZATION
03 Jun 2009
A CALL FOR A GLOBAL MOBILIZATION
AGAINST THE G20 SUMMIT IN PITTSBURGH, PA., U.S.
SEPTEMBER 24 AND 25, 2009

ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE – BUT WE MUST FIGHT FOR IT!
BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE
JOBS & SOCIAL NEEDS--NOT WAR AND GREED
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News :: International
ON OBAMA’S VISIT TO EGYPT:EXPERT WARNS OF NEGATIVE IMPACT ON U.S. INTEREST IN MIDEAST
03 Jun 2009
It will send mixed messages to people in the region who may doubt our resolve and commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights. This will validate the despotic Mubarak regime, embolden fundamentalists and conspiracy theorists
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Commentary :: Labor
AUSTRIA: Crash Instead of Cash
03 Jun 2009
"In 1978 the Bretton Woods system broke down since the US abandoned the key function of the US dollar to print money to finance the Vietnam War.. The liberalization of the financial markets started a mechanism in which the worldwide population loses. Only a few financial corporations and wealthy persons are winners."
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Remembering Father Gerry
03 Jun 2009
honoring a remarkable man
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