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Commentary :: Miscellaneous

BTL:Civil Liberties Groups Campaign to Repeal Key Provisions of...

...USA Patriot Act ~ Interview with Jerome Paun, treasurer of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
 

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Announcement :: Protest Activity

MAY 18, NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION AGAINST HALLIBURTON IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

image.jpgOn May 18, 2005, Halliburton will hold their annual shareholders' meeting in the Belly of the Beast, Houston, Texas. As the petrochemical capital of the world, a walk through downtown Houston is a veritable who's who of corporate gluttons and war profiteers. From Enron to Halliburton, George Bush, Sr. to Ken Lay, Houston is home to the worst of the worst. In defiance, the Houston Global Awareness Collective and the Austin Spokescouncil have taken up the fight, but we need your help…
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights

Help Protect Uncensored Satellite Television for the Chinese People

The TV Station that broke the SARS story in China and pressured the Chinese government to admit the crisis, will go off the air in China on April 15, 2005 due to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party.
 

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Announcement :: Environment : Protest Activity : Urban Development

Green and Black Urban Gathering at Philly Biotech Protests, June - update

 

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News :: [none]

Living Wage Activists at Mary Washington University Lock Down in VP's Office

On April 11th at 9 am, five students chained themselves together inside the office of Richard Hurley, Mary Washington University’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. They came to demand a living wage for University employees, and refused to leave for over two hours, until Mr. Hurley agreed to negotiate with them....

By 11:30, Aaron Samsel, student negiotator for the UMW Living Wage Campaign, and Hurley had reached an agreement on the establishment of a committee. Samsel was allowed to meet alone with the protestors in Hurley’s office. The activists discussed and agreed to the proposal, unlocked and left the office victorious, “lock-down equipment? in hand.... Read the full story!
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Labor & Class

8 Days of Sitting In at WashU, Take Action:Sit-In for Living Wage, Washington University in St. Louis

The following is from a student participating in the ongoing sit-in/occupation in the main administrative building of Washington University in St. Louis. The sit-in is in support of campus workers who do not currently receive a living wage. Currently the sit-in has been going on for 8 days(since April 4). Below this message is a list of ways you can take action and a summary of what we've been doing over the past 10 days.
 

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Announcement :: Globalization

Protest the World bank-and Wolfowitz

This weekend protestors will once again descend on Washington to lay seige the IMF and World bank's Spring meetings. This time, however, there is something new: WOLFOWITZ!
 

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Commentary :: Labor & Class

"The Crisis Facing Working People" and Proposed Plans for Changes

Let's face it, there are not many people of colour involved in the labour movement. At least not in any meaningful way. And although many unions have some token material on their websites regarding racism, the general and "politically correct" manner with which they present and promote the material in reality achieves nothing.
 

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Commentary :: Environment

Supervolcano -Very Excellent Film!

The Discovery Channel aired a movie entitled "Supervolcano" which was based on actual facts.....it was EXTREMELY good and ACCURATE about what is in the future at Yellowstone National Park.
 

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News :: [none]

UMW ADMIN OFFICE OCCUPIED

RALLY TODAY AT NOON ON THE STEPS OF OCCUPIED GEORGE WASHINGTON HALL... RALLY EVERYDAY AT NOON TILL IT'S OVER!

Students from the living wage campaign at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg have occupied the office of Richard Hurley, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. They have locked themselves down in sitting positions and have declared they will not leave until the college establishes a $10/hr campus wide minimum wage indexed to the cost of living. "We will remain here indefinitely and as long as it takes," declared one student
demonstrator.
 

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