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Announcement :: Miscellaneous
BTL:Commemorate May Day, with "Inquisitions," a radio play dramatizing...
...the struggle for workers rights and civil liberties.
News :: [none]
Reportback on Blacksburg anti-Cintas actions
When Cintas Corp. decided to sponsor Virginia Tech's "Big Event", a community service day for students, they didn't expect to be met by local activists and labor groups using the opportunity to protest Cintas's miserable labor and environmental record. Excerpts from the weekend's actions:
"(Friday) April 8, 2005: Twenty-two activists held a hastily organized rally in downtown Blacksburg to raise awareness of Cintas' anti-equality/anti-worker/anti-environment practices.... Our activities have succeeded in creating a minor controversy around Cintas's involvement in the Big Event...."
"Saturday (April 9, 2005). Five of us met at the university armed with anti-Cintas leaflets that the Teamsters had shipped to us overnight. As we moved through the crowds of students and handed out flyers we told them that although we fully supported the Big Event, we felt they should know that their sponsor is currently being sued by the EEOC for discrimination.... [A]s representatives of Cintas' management were gathering to distribute Big Event t-shirts with the company's logo, it was time to change tactics. We started approaching the Cintas employees, preferably within earshot of the Tech students, with questions such as, 'Can you please tell me more about the EEOC lawsuit against Cintas which cites discrimination against women' or 'Can you comment on the sweatshops that Cintas operates in Honduras?'"
News :: Indymedia
Wireless World: Mobile-phone ads growing
A story about evil advertisers spamming our mobile phones.
Announcement :: Miscellaneous
New film looking at capitalism made by socialists
This is to alert you to a new film – Capitalism and other Kids’ Stuff – that has recently been uploaded to the www and can be seen at www.socialist-tv.com , and which argues the anti-capitalist case in simple language.
Commentary :: Environment
Inhofe attacks global warming / No sir !
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla said ...
snip ... (tulsaworld.com 4/8/2005)
No sir !
See figures on CO2 and global temperatures increasing (below).
Announcement :: Protest Activity
Cyber action today
From the 10th to 16th of April, 2005, the Biovision/Biosquare forum will take place in the city of Lyon, France. This summit can be compared with the Davos WEF, but is solely concerned with biotech issues.
News :: Civil & Human Rights
Lines In The Sky Mean Years Off Your Life
It IS Patently Obvious--review well...this is about energy technology that the bush scum do not DARE talk about because it is highly damaging to living things, including humans...it is probable that this tech responsible for 30% of malpractice suits in the last ten years, and you can expect 25% off your life because of this tech being tested on you by a foreign power controlling America...
Commentary :: Elections & Legislation
Peace Porridge #37
Is the election finally over? NO! It ain't over yet. Cries of
theft and reports of bizarre and unbelievable election data echo
back and forth across the internet. First the Ralph Nader campaign,
and then the Green and Libertarian parties file for recounts, while
democrats sit on the sidelines.
Announcement :: Environment
FootPrints For Peace - Earth Day Run - 2005
FootPrints For Peace is announcing the Earth Day Run, 2005.
News :: Peace & War
Stop the Bombs Peace Walk Says Free Uncle Kevin !!
Walk updates and message - Uncle Kevin Buzzacott (Arabunna Elder and Peace Maker) had been arrested and imprisoned and we want him set free!