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Divestment passes at UI Chicago (tags)
Text of Divestment resolution that passed unanimously in Chicago
Stop Obama's War on Humanity: A Personal Statement (tags)
Obama's Planned Lawless Aggression Based on Lies, Damn Lies and Big Lies (tags)
Los Angeles City Council Rejects BDS (tags)
BDS shot down in Los Angeles
SF Labor: Calls on Labor Movement to Mobilize in Washington, D.C. August 24 (tags)
In Support of the SCLC and King Center call for a March and Rally in Washington, DC on August 24, 2013 and in Support of the July 2 Northern California Demonstration to Demand a Massive Federally Funded Jobs-Creation Program and No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
Chavez Succeeded Where Obama Failed (tags)
When President Obama campaigned in 2008 in Portland, Oregon over 70,000 people came to hear his speech. And although I missed the event, I was intrigued by the raw emotion that the candidate’s words inspired in my community. Obama re-visited Oregon during his 2012 campaign, but the inspiration had faded from his voice, and the audience had drastically changed.
Resolution in Support of Warehouse Workers at Walmart Contractor Schneider Logistics (tags)
This resolution was adopted by the Inland Empire General Strike Committee on January 27, 2012, and was amended on February 6, 2012. It was subsequently adopted by Occupy Redlands. We encourage all other local occupys, as well as all labor unions, student groups, community organizations, congregations, homeowner associations, and any other free associations to adopt this resolution and find other ways to support this action.
Occupy United Way! Group founded and manifesto published (tags)
Grassroots activists and public education advocates take on the United Way for its complicity with the corporate education reform cabal!
Message from Troy Davis and More Actions (tags)
Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect. The news on Troy Davis is very bad. Despite being innocent, the Georgia Parole Board has OK'd his execution for 7 PM today (September 21st). Yet the fight to free Troy Davis isn?t over, and if that fails, the fight to overthrow the evil system that murders him will continue.
Update for Troy Davis, The Fight Isn't Over (tags)
The news on Troy Davis is very bad. Despite being innocent, the Georgia Parole Board has OK'd his execution for 7 PM tomorrow (September 21st). Yet the fight to free Troy Davis isn?t over, and if that fails, the fight to overthrow the evil system that murders him will continue. Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.
Immigrants Are Undocumented, Not "Illegal" (tags)
The following resolution, principally authored by Zenger?s associate editor Leo E. Laurence, was unanimously approved by the Committee on Diversity of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) August 18 and will be presented to the SPJ at its national convention in New Orleans September 25-27.
Hanna: An "Alternative" Movie Review (as more interesting and informative than your typica (tags)
This review is not meant to give you all the typical facts and highlights of the movie. Standard movie reviewers have already presented their perspectives, the basic story line. Whereas this essay is meant to take more seriously what is really a rather stupid plot, but still within a beautiful movie and action packed piece of entertainment, and to speculate how it may fit ?within? the too often vacuous audience culture that might watch it, as well as the movie industry that created it and critiqued it. And, granted, it is often presumptuous to interpret a work of art as something that can be criticized as more subjectively serious?but the idea of juxtaposing a fairy tale with CIA operatives is just too tempting to ?not? deconstruct.
Stop the Black Market Sales of AIDS/HIV Medicine. Please Sign The Petition! (tags)
Leaked Email. “there is a major black market scam being worked on the $30 million a year in HIV/AIDS drugs we finance... I could easily name the in-house folks but my lips are sealed.” Carol Payne Flavell, Administrative Employee of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Presidential Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR). Sign
Fighting Company Union Ideology (tags)
The evolution of the company union in the U.S. is a history of both labor’s progress and its missteps. It is a story that, at bottom, speaks to the battle of workers to find an independent, powerful presence on the job — and to push this clout into the community to help shape the broader public realm. Unions came into existence organically wherever capitalism developed. As soon as workers were brought together by a small number of employers and compelled to make profits for them, the employees naturally sought to defend themselves. A living wage and decent working conditions failed to emerge through the good will of the employers, unfortunately, so workers took matters into their own hands.
VERMONT AFL-CIO CALLS ON WORKERS TO SUPPORT WEST COAST SRIKE AGAINST WAR (tags)
The Executive Board of the Vermont AFL-CIO, representing thousands of workers in countless sectors across Vermont, have unanimously passed an historic resolution expressing their “unequivocal” support for the first US labor strike against the war in Iraq.
Queer. EveryOne Group: Mehdi Kazemi is safe! (tags)
EVERYONE GROUP CELEBRATES WITH ITS ALLIES AND
EveryOne Group: Mehdi Kazemi is face! (tags)
EVERYONE GROUP CELEBRATES WITH ITS ALLIES AND ANNOUNCES NEW HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNS
Ban Aspartame war continues in Hawaii (tags)
Physician Representative who deferred original house bill to ban aspartame now writes a resolution and includes CCC, front group.
SULU MASSACRE (Mindanao, Philippines) (tags)
“Despicable, loathsome, ruthless…” These were the words of Anak Mindanao Representative Mujiv S. Hataman on the latest tragedy in the province of Sulu , particularly in the coastal town of Maimbung , which claimed the lives of a 4-year old child, Marisa Payian, 9 year old Wedme Lahim, teenagers Alnalyn Lahim, 15 and Sulayman Hakob, 17. Three other civilians were also killed, Kirah Lahim, 45; Eldisim Lahim, 43 and Narcia Abon, 24. A certain Pfc. Ibnul Wahid of the Army's 6th Infantry Division who was said to be on vacation was also killed.
Gypsy in Italy: European Resolution against racism (tags)
EveryOne Group SENT TO THE EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY LAST SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, WITH THE SUPPORT OF EXPONENTS FROM THE ITALIAN RADICAL PARTY, A DOCUMENT/MOTION APPEALING FOR A STOP TO THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE GYPSY POPULATION IN ITALY. ON NOVEMBER 15 THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PUBLISHED THE RESOLUTION ON THE APPLICATION OF DIRECTIVE 2004/38/CE, “ANSWERING” ALL THE POINTS LISTED BY EVERYONE
Film showing of "The Trial: The Untold Story of the Cuban Five" (tags)
Film showing of "The Trial: The Untold Story of the Cuban Five" featuring Danny Glover
Friday 8/17 L.A. City Council to Address Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney (tags)
Bill Rosendahl of the city council has proposed a resolution calling for the Impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Activists plan attend to demonstrate support for impeachment.
George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation (tags)
President George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation
Sanctuary City, National City (tags)
Hundreds of residents of the small community of National City outside San Diego proudly celebrated their new sanctury city, a refuge for the foreign-born, free from profiling and discrimination.
CA Democrats ROAR Like Lions During House Iraq Debate (tags)
Just when I was ready to write Congress off as a hopeless pack of morons and sellouts, the Democrats found their voices and ROARED!!!
State Senate Endorses the Great American Boycott 2006 (tags)
California's State Senate recognize May 1, 2006, as "The Great American Boycott 2006," to educate people in California and the United States about the contributions of immigrants in California.
Meet Tuesdays 6:30 PM to plan May 20 US Hands off Cuba/Venezuela (tags)
Join us to help build the May 20 Los Angeles demonstration against US intervention in Cuba and Venezuela. The meetings are every Tuesday until May 20. @ UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View Street, Los Angeles (between 7th Street and Wilshire Blvd.). See Cuba Solidarity (cubasolidarity.com) for more information on the national mobilizations. On May 20 this year Mr. Bush will announce further attacks on Cuban sovereignty and everyone's right to travel and trade with Cuba.
IWW resolves to join May 1 General Strike (tags)
The Industrial Workers of the World have passed a resolution supporting the struggle for immigrant workers' rights and calling on their membership and all workers to join the General Strike on May 1st, 2006.
LA City Council to Minutemen: Go Home! (tags)
In a stinging denunciation, the L.A. City Council goes on record against the Minutemen and Save Our State, but ices out the farmers.
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Building labor-community unity for progress (tags)
The People's Weekly World interviewed William (Bill) Lucy, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, at its 34th annual convention in Phoenix, May 29. Martin Frazier, contributing editor, conducted the interview.
RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THE BASQUE TERRITORY (tags)
Mass Protest Called Of Injured and Disable Workers In Sacramento (tags)
The San Francisco Labor Council and other injured workers and health and safety groups have called for a mass protest on Workers Memorial Day April 28, 2005 in Sacramento to protest the attack on injured and disabled workers and to demand single payer healthcare.
National Dividend Check (tags)
National Dividend Check
UN to Bush: End the blockade against Cuba (tags)
Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque delivered a blistering speech to the United Nation General Assembly Nov. 4 calling for the end of the U.S.-imposed embargo against the socialist nation.
Miwon - Points of Unity (tags)
May 1, 2003 MIWON – multi –ethnic immigrant workers organizing network (Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Garment Workers Center (GWC), Korean Immigrant Workers Center (KIWA), Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC)
Americans say NO to preemptive war (tags)
WASHINGTON – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) told a protest rally in San Francisco a few weeks ago that George W. Bush has “awakened a sleeping giant,” the worldwide movement to stop his doctrine of unilateral, preemptive war on Iraq.
A Proposal for an Urgent New Resolution to avoid war (tags)
My father called me at 8am this morning to ask me to forward this proposal for a new Resolution to encourage Congress to look at reasons NOT to go to war.
Impeach pResident Bush for Assisting 911 Terrorists (tags)
If you oppose our current march to fascism, and suspect pResident Bush of allowing, if not assisting in the 911 attacks, please join the hundreds of people petitioning for accountability from the American fascists who helped make it happen.
Proposed RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF LOS ANGELES OPPOSING UNITEDSTATES MILITARY ACT (tags)
A coalition of antiwar groups in Los Angeles is gathering signatures for a petition we will present to the Los Angeles City Council. We will ask the City Council to issue a resolution stating that the City of Los Angeles is opposed to military action against Iraq.
ACTION ALERT!! Cong. Resolution 473!!! Call NOW!!! (tags)
Call your Congressional Delegation NOW to tell them: NO IRAQ RESOLUTION OTHER THAN CONG. RESOLUTION 473!!!! Rep. Barbara Lee of California introduces alternative to Imperial Pre-emption!!! Call NOW!!!!