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Protests in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo., in response to the police murder of African-American youth Michael Brown continued in cities across the U.S. for a second week. Demonstrators echoed common demands for an end to racism, for justice for all victims of police brutality, and for charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fired six bullets killing the unarmed teenager on Aug. 9....
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The action to stop the Israeli ship Zim from unloading at the Port of Oakland, initially planned as a one-day event, became a movement. Originally organized by Block the Boat for Gaza, a coalition of about 70 organizations led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, the Aug. 16 action kept growing with its success. Supported and encouraged by the initial organizers, the movement included independent activists and, most significantly, the ranks of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union....
At least 15,000 people demonstrated in Staten Island, N.Y., on Aug. 23,  demanding justice for Eric Garner, an African American, slain on July 17 by New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo.   A video of Pantaleo applying a chokehold to Garner, killing him, has been widely disseminated, and been seen by millions of people worldwide....
Many thousands of people, the majority of them standing outside the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, gathered here in solidarity today to comfort the family of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9....
Michael Brown was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 while he walked through the streets of his neighborhood. His brutal death from six gunshot wounds fired at close range sparked immediate mass demonstrations in Ferguson that have continued for over two weeks. The protests and rebellion in Ferguson highlight the growing intolerance for police repression among African-American working-class youth. In response to the unrest in this suburb outside St. Louis, tens of thousands more have gathered in solidarity in cities across the U.S. Police and government responses to the demonstrations in Ferguson are designed to violently suppress dissent. Military equipment and law-enforcement deployment tactics used in this majority African-American town of 21,000 resembled those utilized in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Palestine and other regions of the world where U.S. imperialism is seeking directly or indirectly to oppress and exploit the people....
Anti-racists from all over the world fighting against police brutality have expressed their solidarity with the embattled African-American community of Ferguson. Many have come to Ferguson since cop Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown on Aug. 8....
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The situation in Ferguson is by no means an isolated incident. Since the time of slavery, Africans have resisted national oppression, racist violence and economic exploitation. To even suggest that the oppressed and the oppressor have equal responsibility in a situation that was clearly provoked by the police, the authorities in St. Louis County and the state of Missouri is disingenuous, to say the least....
For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland. And today, we salute the rank and file of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for standing with us against Israeli apartheid by honoring our pickets and letting the ship go from the SSA terminal this afternoon!...
Vigils and demonstrations involving thousands took place the evening of Thursday, Aug. 14, in at least 90 cities across the United States to protest the police killing of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo. Organized quickly on social media, the somber and angry gatherings included a moment of silence for Brown at 7:20 p.m. Eastern time. Other demonstrations against the racist killing and in solidarity with the ongoing rebellion of the African-American community in Ferguson have taken place before and since....
Atlanta — The crowd had been organized by college and high school students. Estimated by the Atlanta police at 5,000, they gathered at CNN on Aug. 18 to denounce its scurrilous news coverage of the killing of Mike Brown by a Ferguson cop — with sensationalized images of “violent” protesters in the face of heavily militarized police forces and repeated character assassination of the dead youth....
The great struggle for justice by the African-American people of Ferguson, Mo., comes after a white cop there gunned down young Michael Brown. Witnesses say the 18-year-old was unarmed and calling “Don’t shoot” with his hands in the air when officer Darren Wilson repeatedly shot and killed him....
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San Francisco Bay Area people and organizations in solidarity with Gaza announced “a massive and powerful ‘Boat Blockade’ for Aug. 16 to block the Israeli Zim ship from unloading in Oakland!”...
As tens of thousands today marched for Gaza worldwide from Dublin to Caracas to Washington, over 10,000 protesters in New York City, the world center of finance capital, marched to protest Israel’s attack on Gaza...
A class-action lawsuit was filed on July 21 in federal bankruptcy court involving victims of the mass water shutoffs and four community organizations: Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, People’s Water Board and the Michigan chapter of the National Action Network. The lawsuit demands a moratorium on shutoffs; that all those shut off be reconnected immediately; that an affordable plan be enacted where residents cannot be charged more than 2 percent of their income; and that money paid to the banks for usurious interest rate swaps be used to help pay off residents’ arrears....
The world movement in solidarity with Palestine must join hands in demanding the complete lifting of the brutal Israeli siege of Gaza and full reconstruction....
The attempt by the city of Boston to impose a racist austerity regime on its schools involves Veolia Corporation’s attempt to rip up the school bus drivers’ union contract. This includes the illegal lockout of union members last October, the firing of four of its leaders and now the frame-up charges against grievance chair and union founder Stevan Kirschbaum. The immigrant workers’ local, mainly Haitian and Cape Verdean but also African American, is highly mobilized and fighting back fiercely. So much so that even the Boston media had to admit that the union turned Kirschbaum’s July 14 arraignment into a protest that took over the chambers and steps of the Dorchester courthouse....
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Efforts by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to carry out the program of restructuring in favor of the banks and corporations during the city’s bankruptcy proceedings have drawn growing opposition from inside Detroit and beyond....
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Israel’s brutal assault on the people of Gaza, targeting mostly children and civilians while destroying hospitals, schools, infrastructure, and mosques, has been built and paid for by the US. On July 18, every US Senator voted unanimously to support Israel’s attacks and increase funding to the Israeli army, now over $3.5 billion yearly. US and Israel’s goal is clear, defeat the Palestinians and weaken Gaza’s elected leadership, Hamas.  Yet the Palestinian people, strengthened by a massive worldwide solidarity movement, have continued to fight back....
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Protests on and around Al-Quds Day, the last Friday of Ramadan on July 25, took place in a number of U.S. cities. Some demonstrators linked the war on children in Gaza to the attacks on children from Central America who are crossing the U.S./Mexican border to seek refuge. Here are descriptions of some of the protests in support of the people of Gaza and against the U.S.-backed Israeli military machine....
The crimes are staggering, the destruction massive. Israel is creating a 3-kilometer strip of scorched earth around Gaza City that eats up about 44 percent of the Gaza Strip, already the most densely populated place on earth. (U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)...
Currently, it is extremely difficult for leftist forces opposing fascism in Ukraine to work in the territory controlled by the Kiev government, in particular for the most active left organization -- Union Borotba (Struggle). In the cities of the southeast, there were mass arrests of AntiMaidan supporters, and today hundreds of people are behind bars. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) now searches and arrests our comrades even for simply posting on social networks (Facebook, Vkontakte), which is classified as “separatist” propaganda....
In the aftermath of the horrific crash of a Malaysian Airlines civilian jet that killed 298 people on July 18 in the war zone of eastern Ukraine, the governments of the United States and European Union are cynically trying to exploit the incident for their own imperialist gains....
Ziyad Yaghi is a Palestinian American and a political prisoner. Represented by a court-appointed attorney, this young North Carolina man was convicted of a conspiracy to provide material support to an unknown terrorist group, at an unknown time in an unspecified place....
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According to the French newspaper Le Monde, on July 19 between 6,000 and 8,000 people showed up at a banned demonstration in Paris to support the Palestinian resistance in Gaza. Their main slogan was “Israel is an assassin, [French President] Hollande is an accomplice.” (Reuters, July 19)  Demonstrations, likewise officially banned, also took place in Sarcelles, a small city north of Paris, and Nice in southern France and in a number of other cities where they weren’t banned....
Often the corporate media use the term “international community” to give weight to an opinion that is really the opinion of a handful of imperialist heads of state — from the U.S., its major NATO allies and Japan. Since the Israeli assault on Gaza began, the real international community is coming out into the streets, sometimes defying police violence, to show its solidarity with Gaza and Palestine and protest....
As people of conscience around the world condemn the genocidal Israeli invasion of Gaza, protesters inside the U.S. are among those raising their voices for an immediate end to the Zionist war offensive. Many are well aware of — and angry about — the fact that U.S. taxpayer dollars fund Israel’s weapons of mass destruction and that the U.S.-backed policy toward the Palestinians is what spurs on the terrorist actions of the racist Israeli apartheid state.<...
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A dog and pony show put on by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy proceedings took an unexpected turn on July 15 when Moratorium NOW! Coalition activist Kris Hamel told the judge he needed to put a moratorium on mass water shutoffs and ameliorate the suffering of the poorest Detroiters....
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress and its allies have expressed outrage over Israel’s attacks on Gaza. ANC Deputy Secretary General Jesse Duarte re-emphasized its position in the July 11-17 issue of ANC Today....
People from all around the world and some governments have rallied to the side of the Palestinian people in Gaza, who are under relentless attack from the U.S.-armed Israeli state. Here is a small sample of what has been taking place worldwide....
STAND WITH CHILDREN & YOUTH UNDER ATTACK! Solidarity with Palestine & the People of Central America...
The Israeli apartheid state has called up as many as 40,000 reserve troops to prepare for an all-out invasion of the Gaza territory, where 1.5 million Palestinians live. Because of Israel’s blockade of Gaza, the territory has been described as “the largest open-air prison in the world.”...
The city of Boston and the Veolia Corporation have responded to the Boston school bus drivers’ union show of strength at its June 30th Solidarity Day III demonstration with an outrageous set of trumped-up charges against one of the union leaders: driver and union founder Stevan Kirschbaum. In 2013, Veolia’s firing of four leaders of United Steelworkers Local 8751 — Andre Francois, Steve Gillis, Garry Murchison and Kirschbaum — was accompanied by a corporate media campaign attacking the union. That campaign — starting with a lockout by Veolia that the media falsely called a strike — was meant to isolate the union and pave the way for the outrageous gutting of the union contract, which the company is now attempting at the bargaining table....
The International Action Center demands along with many others the long-overdue freedom for Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), who is currently housed at the U.S. Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colo....
San Francisco — A coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer groups held a protest on the theme “Prison Breaks, Not Prison Parties” on June 28 during Pride weekend here. It was meant to shame the website kink.com for holding a “Prison of Love Pride Party.” Participants had been invited to “get arrested and enjoy solitary confinement.”...
On July 3, 2014, four plain clothes BPD detectives paid two visits to brother Kirschbaum's home while he was at the Boston Teachers Union in contract negotiations with Veolia Transportation, Inc. Lieutenant Detective Thomas Hopkins served Steve's daughter, Hannah, with his Summons to appear on July 14, 2014, at 8:30 am at BMC Dorchester Court, 510 Washington Street, Dorchester MA 02124. The summons says Steve is to be arraigned on charges of Assault and Battery with a dangerous Weapon, Trespass, Breaking and Entering during the Daytime to Commit a Felony, and Malicious Destruction of Property. These false, defamatory, and outrageous charges are identified as "offenses"alleged to have occurred on June 30th at the Solidarity Day rallies and march....
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On June 19, 2014, twelve years after the filing of a lawsuit by the Central Park 5 — five innocent Black and Latino teenage boys who in April 1989 were arrested, interrogated for hours without an attorney, coerced into confessing, tried, convicted and imprisoned for a crime they never committed — New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio officially settled the lawsuit in their favor, awarding them $40 million....
Nearly 500 militant USW 8751 Boston School Bus drivers and supporters took the struggle against Veolia/City union busting to the streets surrounding the Freeport bus yard and Veolia Corporate Headquarters chanting “No contract! No work! And Veolia, We say no, union busting has got to go!”...
Human rights activists marched from the New York Times offices to the Empire State Building — which houses Human Rights Watch — to protest both institutions as tools of the CIA, specifically in their role attacking the Bolivarian government of Venezuela....
The International Working Women’s Day Coalition has called a protest today in Union Square, 5-6:30, to denounce today’s Supreme Court 5-4 decision giving for-profit corporations the right to deny women workers the right to choose contraceptives of their choice....
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The royalty of Wall Street and the leaders of the global corporate establishment will be attending THE WORLD BUSINESS FORUM (WBF). Paying two thousand dollars per seat, The WBF, the biggest of all the meetings of the 1%, will bring some 5000 chief executive officers, and heads of the fortune 500 corporations and banks to Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 7 and 8. ...
The Veolia Corporation’s campaign to break the Boston School Bus Drivers Union and rip up their contract is part of a broader austerity attack that targets the unions, public education and Boston’s African-American, Latino/a and immigrant communities....
The following June 11 letter was sent out to the labor movement and signed by Myles Calvey, business manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2222; Rich Rogers, executive secretary-treasurer, Greater Boston Labor Council; Dumond Lewis, president, United Steelworkers Local 8751; Steven A. Tolman, president, Massachusetts State AFL-CIO; Andrew Slip, staff rep., District 4 USW; and John E. Shinn, director, District 4 USW....
For the past eight months, the union has been resisting a major austerity assault by Veolia, a French based, multinational, union-busting company. The drivers were illegally locked out, and then four of their leaders were fired. Now the fired leaders have exhausted their unemployment benefits, and Veolia and the city of Boston have given 100 summer jobs to nonunion companies. Meanwhile, the bus drivers’ contract with Veolia expires on June 30 and with it, the no strike clause....
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A highly controversial case that could derail the right of The case, brought by the Christian-family-owned, for-profit company Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, owned by Mennonites, asserts that these companies should be exempt from the free contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act based on œreligious liberty....
Yesterday at 11am, the Syrian Mission to the United Nations convened a press conference featuring people from the US who observed the recent elections....
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The International Action Center, joined by activists from Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST), held an emergency protest at the downtown end of Times Square in New York on June 6 to educate and mobilize against the attack on the people of the Donbass region of Ukraine....
Boston –  The $15-and-a-union struggle sweeping the country rolled through the streets of Boston on Gay Pride, June 14, as several union contingents paraded by hundreds of thousands of onlookers with banners and placards supporting the low-wage workers struggle and the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, United Steelworkers Local 8751....
In response to company harassment and attempts to silence workers who had protested and walked off their jobs over intolerable working conditions, Walmart workers in over 20 cities struck and demonstrated June 4 in a National Strike Day and Action on Inequality. Demands included “No retaliation against workers fighting for a just wage” and “$25,000 per year and enough hours to support their families.”...
Boston’s school bus drivers are entering the most intense phase yet of their struggle against the notorious labor-busting Veolia Corporation. Four leaders of the drivers’ union, United Steelworkers Local 8751, remain fired and have exhausted their unemployment benefits. Veolia and the city of Boston have blatantly violated contract rules in giving out more than 100 summer jobs to non-union companies. The current school bus drivers’ contract expires on June 30. Hanging above everything are massive austerity cuts in education for Boston schoolchildren. Among the responses by Team Solidarity — the voice of United School Bus Union Workers — is a call for a mass rally, called Solidarity Day III, on June 30 in front of Veolia’s corporate offices....
Two incidents on European territory this week demonstrate how the deepening global economic and political crisis affects the international working class on the issue of forced migration....
It came on the heels of a powerful sit-in at the office of North Carolina’s Speaker of the House Thom Tillis on May 27, during which 11 fast food workers and four clerics were arrested after nearly 12 hours of sitting in at the speaker’s office. This time the Moral Monday movement rallied nearly 1,000 people at the North Carolina Legislature — called the General Assembly — on June 2 around the theme of environmental and health justice....
Efforts are underway to stop the anti-woman group “A Voice for Men” from holding its first international conference in Detroit the last weekend in June. This “Men’s Rights Advocates” group, based in Houston, promotes male supremacy, sexism and sexual violence against women. It was designated a hate group in 2012 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate crimes against oppressed people in the U.S....
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The following is based on releases that the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA) issued on June 5. They concern the deteriorating health of long-term political prisoner Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, who  in the 1960s and 1970s, under his name at the time, H. Rap Brown, was a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for six years and was briefly in the Black Panther Party....
Cuba is awaiting the return of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero, the three of the Cuban 5 who remain unjustly held in U.S. prisons. Along with René González and Fernando González, who served their full sentences and returned to Cuba, these five men are heroes who risked their own lives to infiltrate Miami-based gangs who were bombing Cuban hotels and restaurants during the 1990s....
We call on antiwar activists and people of all walks of life to stand up and oppose the horrific war against civilians in eastern Ukraine that has been unleashed by the right-wing coup regime in Kiev....
Activists against fascism and war in Ukraine have boldly called a demonstration at the presidential residence in Kiev on that day, and are asking for international support....
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May 15 saw low-wage workers striking in over 150 U.S. cities, with co-ordinated strikes and demonstrations in major cities worldwide. Thousands of workers took part, responding to the call from groups like Fast Food Forward, Communities for Change, Make the Road and others. These are workers’ organizations that are not unions, even though some of them have ties to some big unions like the Service Employees and the Food and Commercial Workers....
Today, the romantic image of the rebels of 1968 inspires youth. Young, beautiful, sexy participants of the revolutionary events of those times are placed before us as heroes of the movie “The Dreamers” by Bernardo Bertolucci, which is shown by every progressive youth film club. But those who admire the youth of the sixties, apparently, have thought little about what the youthful red rebels of 1968 would fight against today....
The International Action Center is supporting the following panels at Left Forum this year....
“No to fascism in Ukraine! No war with Russia!” was the theme of the International Action Center protest in New York’s Times Square on May 26, Memorial Day. The demonstrators’ determination to denounce U.S. aggression and the expansion of NATO into Ukraine contrasted with the general mood of the sunny spring holiday. Speakers at the rally demanded hands off the Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk and expressed solidarity with the anti-fascist fighters there. Representatives of South American liberation struggles in Venezuela and Honduras spoke, aligning with those in Eastern Europe fighting against U.S. imperialism. Anti-war soldiers denounced the Pentagon on Memorial Day and called for people to remember those murdered by fascists in Ukraine. After more than an hour in Times Square, the demonstration set off for CNN headquarters, about a mile away. Signs opposing the U.S. war machine and militant slogans got a great reception from many tourists and passersby as the demonstration moved up Broadway....
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Washington, D.C. — Westminster Church hosted an exhibit and sale of reproductions of watercolors by Antonio Guerrero, titled “I will die as I have lived,” on May 17. Guerrero is one of the unjustly imprisoned Cuban Five, who are the focus of an international campaign to free them from U.S. prisons....
Once home to some of the most violent racists in the U.S., Jackson, Miss., is now a key training ground for self-determination and organized “people power” throughout the U.S. South....
People in Ukraine, at the grassroots, gave a monumental surprise to the coup organizers in Kiev. Washington’s plan was to terrorize the population into silence. The role of fascist shock troops was to overturn the elected government and seize the armed power of the state....
Solidarity with the resistance in southeastern Ukraine has spread to at least six West European countries’ anti-war movements. The actions described below were reported to us after we sent out a call by the United National Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) for solidarity demonstrations across the U.S. from May 9 to May 26 and requested reports from other parts of the world about similar solidarity actions....
The people of southeast Ukraine are fighting back. Now it is time for the anti-war movement in this country to take a stand. We must act to stop the horrifying onslaught of violence unleashed on the people of Ukraine by the U.S. government and the big business interests it serves. We must not allow Wall Street, Congress and the White House to continue the buildup for war against Russia....
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Meeting at Riverside Church on May 10, anti-war activists from the New York metropolitan area gave a kick-start to three weeks of activities in solidarity with the anti-fascist movement in Eastern Ukraine and opposing new U.S.-NATO ­aggression against Russia....
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The International Action Center, along with many antiwar, social justice and solidarity organizations is calling for emergency actions to oppose the dangerous US war mobilization in Ukraine....
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Union Square, New York City — Since a migrant upsurge in 2006 revived May Day in the United States, Union Square in this city has attracted those most unequivocally in defense of worker and immigrant rights — who call not merely for immigration reform but for legalization of the undocumented, without conditions. Union Square has drawn together the most militant and anti-imperialist forces in this huge, multinational city....
May Day — International Workers’ Day — was commemorated across the country with calls for workers’ rights, a $15 minimum wage and full rights for all undocumented immigrants....
The overwhelming majority of the population of the U.S. is against being dragged into another disastrous war. Nothing is more dangerous than the aggressive U.S./NATO troop movements right on the borders of Russia. Sending U.S. destroyers into the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea; scheduling threatening U.S./NATO war games and troop movements in East Europe; and imposing sanctions on the Russian Federation is a threat to peace on a world scale. We have seen the cost of past and continuing U.S. wars, which enrich the military corporations while impoverishing the targeted countries as well as poor and working people here in the U.S. The years of U.S. funding of fascist forces in Ukraine and the recognition of a government in Kiev that overthrew the elected government, seized power and appointed extreme right-wing groups to head the police, army and national guard in order to pull Ukraine into NATO membership makes the U.S. complicit in the complete denial of the rights of the Ukrainian people. It is also a provocation against the entire region....
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It was rainy, windy and cold, but this didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of dozens of protesters gathered outside the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., on April 29 to tell the National Restaurant Association, “We can’t survive on $7.25!”   A number of passersby, in cars and on foot, gave the protesters a big thumbs up....
In a determined protest against the U.S. use of drone warfare, 150 people marched to the gates of Hancock Air Base in Syracuse, N.Y., on April 27. The multinational march was part of a regional day of education and action linking poverty, racism and war....
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The IAC will make reports on this important event available for our members and friends who follow our website as they become available. The link below provides the program planned for the event this week....
Following the March 7 and 8 International Commission of Inquiry by Voices for the Five in London, efforts are now turned to building the Third ‘5 Days for the Cuban 5’ in Washington D.C. from 4-11 June 2014.The final report of London's International Commission of Inquiry will be presented to the U.S. public and will then be delivered direct to the Obama administration. The week of activities in Washington will bring together personalities from the U.S. and abroad, including jurists, parliamentarians, writers, intellectuals, activists and religious people to call for the freedom of the Cuban 5, five men unjustly imprisoned in U.S. prisons for defending their country against terrorism. René González, one of the Five who returned to Cuba after serving his entire sentence recently said. “The decision of arresting the Cuban 5 was made in Washington and it is there where the final decision of freeing them will take place.”...
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A widely distributed Associated Press article on April 3 revealed details of yet another covert U.S. program meant to undermine socialist Cuba....
ore than 80 events were held across the U.S. around the theme of “Not 1 More Deportation!” on April 5, the date immigrant rights activists estimated that the 2 millionth person would be deported under the administration of  President Barack Obama. The actions were coordinated by the National Day Labor Organizing Network, which says that the 2 million deportations are “2 million too many.”...
Some 260 leftist political activists from 39 countries, mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean but including people from around the world, gathered in Mexico City from March 27 to 29. They joined hundreds from the hosting Labor Party (Partido del Trabajo or PT) at its 18th International Seminar. Some 100 speakers, from a broad range of left political positions, spoke on many subjects with a common thread: the danger posed by Washington’s aggressive posture toward all countries south of the U.S. border and especially toward the Bolivarian government of Venezuela....
On April 24, political prisoner and world-renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal turns 60. He has spent over half his life in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row, and most recently, since early 2012, he has been in general population at SCI Mahanoy where he still faces life in prison despite ample evidence of his innocence....
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Workers are striking in both the private and public sectors in Egypt and students are demanding jobs in Tunisia. While students in Kenya won their strike, the demands of transport workers in Nairobi have not yet been met....
The U.S.-funded Aquino regime in the Philippines has arrested Wilma Tiamzon and Benito Tiamzon and five other consultants to the National Democratic Front peace negotiating team. The arrests violate the Joint Agreement on Safety and Impunity Guarantees that protects peace consultants from arrests....
On the 15th anniversary of US bombing of Serbia and as new even more ominous dangers arise in Ukraine and Crimea, it is important to remember history....
In response to a call from the International Action Center, demonstrations, outreach and other actions took place in cities and areas across the United States in mid-March to demand U.S. hands off Venezuela and no U.S. intervention in Ukraine or Russia. These actions also countered the lies and distortions of the big-business-owned media regarding the situation in these areas of the world....
Confronting a barrage of pro-war propaganda, anti-war groups, low-wage workers and community activists are beginning to mobilize against U.S. war moves in Ukraine, while continuing to rally against Washington’s efforts to destabilize Venezuela’s Bolivarian government....
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Across the U.S., anti-war activists, low-wage workers and community members are beginning to mobilize to counter the latest U.S. war moves against Russia and express outrage at the campaign of disinformation emanating from Washington and corporate media outlets about recent events in Ukraine....
The origins of women’s oppression in the rise of class society and the historic need for socialism were raised as well. Two of the speakers gave a call to “Shut it down!” on April 1, the day when objectors to the Detroit emergency manager’s bankruptcy plan of austerity and giveaways to the banks will turn in their objections and rally outside the federal bankruptcy court....
The atmosphere was electric and filled with optimism on March 8 as a dynamic march took over the sidewalks of the East Village and then went up Sixth Avenue toward midtown Manhattan. The march commemorated the 104th anniversary of International Working Women’s Day....
The International Action Center has put out a call for a week of actions regarding Ukraine, lasting from March 10 to 17. We wholeheartedly endorse this call and encourage all our readers to take part in whatever way you can....
Corporate media have always lied about the reasons for war, from Vietnam and Iraq to Libya and Syria. If you turn on CNN or FOX News, read the New York Times or listen to NPR, you aren't getting the real story. Here are 10 things the U.S. corporate media won't tell you about what's happening in Ukraine....
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Anti-war activists rallied in New York’s Times Square in the bitter cold on Feb. 27 to protest the U.S. and European Union’s blatant intervention that is promoting fascist elements against the people of Venezuela and Ukraine. The International Action Center and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST), a youth organization that had scheduled a regional conference here on March 2, called the action, which other anti-imperialists joined....
The bloody interventionist hand of US imperialism abounds. Whether it is in the Ukraine or in Venezuela, right-wing forces that support and want to continue austerity measures, or reverse the revolutionary progress made in Venezuela by the Chavez/Maduro administrations that benefits the workers and the poor of Venezuela are taking center stage right now emboldened by their backers in Washington....
Destroying the Ukraine government through an armed insurrection is part of a broader strategy by U.S. imperialism to colonize the former Soviet republics and encircle Russia. The right-wing forces now running Kiev would let the Ukrainian masses become debt slaves to U.S., French and German banks. Washington has escalated its global campaign of reactionary subversion from Ukraine to Venezuela. A takeover in Ukraine would bring the Pentagon and Wall Street to the borders of Russia. In Venezuela, the Bolivarian Revolution is crucial to the bloc of countries resisting U.S. imperialist domination in Latin America....
When the imperialist strategists want money, they get it. Billions of dollars have been made available for U.S.-backed crimes of sabotage, destabilization and aggressive intervention, including funds for the most reactionary fascist elements in Venezuela, pro-Nazis in the Ukraine, and for forces linked to al-Qaida in Syria....
Some 500 people gathered here at St. Peters “Jazz” Church on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, to celebrate the Dec. 31 release of 74-year-old people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart from maximum security at Carswell Federal Medical Center prison in Fort Worth, Texas, after four years behind bars....
Providence, R.I. — A multinational grouping of women came together on Feb. 8 for the first Women’s Assembly Planning Committee meeting. The committee is organizing a Women of All Colors Assembly in Providence on International Women’s Day, March 8....
Almost every city in Bosnia-Herzegovina has been shaken by a series of mass demonstrations that started Feb. 4. Government officials have been forced to resign amid mass workers’ uprisings and assemblies in a country that was once part of the former (socialist) Yugoslavia....
An international conference here on Feb. 8 brought together workers, community members and activists with one common enemy: Veolia. Besides the 100 attendees, many more joined by Skype and watched globally via live streaming....
More than 1,000 student volunteers, along with rank-and-file workers and professionals from the northern and western cities of the U.S., traveled to Mississippi and southwest Tennessee in the summer of 1964 to assist African Americans in their decades-long struggle to acquire the right to vote....
The following statement, issued by Pride at Work AFL-CIO’s National Executive Board, was read at the Feb. 1 Solidarity Day Rally for the Boston School Bus Drivers, USW 8751....
In the Boston working-class neighborhood of Dorchester, hundreds of labor and community leaders and rank-and-file workers jammed the streets Feb. 1 in front of the headquarters of one of the planet’s biggest conglomerate corporations, Veolia Transportation. Their voices, music and drumming filled the air with demands for “Union justice now!” and “Down with Veolia’s union busting!”...
Feb 12, 2014
MASSIVE MARCH
The appeal went out: “Just like Dr. King said in 1965, ‘Come to Selma!’; we’re saying in 2014, ‘Come to Raleigh!’” And come they did. Over 80,000 demonstrators took part in the Moral March on Raleigh, Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly on Feb. 8....
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Despite bitterly cold temperatures, more than 100 people — chanting “Not one more!” — protested Jan. 30 outside New York Police Department headquarters in lower Manhattan to demand justice for Islan Nettles. Nettles, an African-American transgender woman, was brutally beaten in Harlem on Aug. 17. She died from her injuries five days later.

Eyewitnesses reported that a man named Paris Wilson attacked Nettles, shouted anti-trans and anti-gay slurs, and beat her while she lay helpless on the ground....

One after another, the mostly West African immigrant SuperShuttle workers poured out their grievances in front of the Veolia transportation headquarters in Baltimore on Jan. 20 — the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday — expressing their anger at what they described as near-slavery working conditions. Global transportation giant Veolia, which owns SuperShuttle, is notorious for its anti-worker activities....
The attempt by Veolia, an international conglomerate, to bust the Boston School Bus Drivers Union has created a widespread fightback movement. Its next focus is Solidarity Day 2 (SD2), a demonstration set for Feb. 1 outside the company’s headquarters....
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Fri., Feb 7, the labor department will issue the latest unemployment statistics....
We are asking people to make at least one call to demand that Clarence Moses-El be released from prison, where he is in the 27th year of a 48 sentence for a crime he did not commit.Your calls are important and will have an impact....
On Jan. 17, dozens of people gathered for a press conference and protest outside Fox News in Philadelphia to denounce the attacks of Fox analysts and the Fraternal Order of Police on political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and on Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Department of Justice, because of Adegbile’s legal advocacy work for Abu-Jamal....
The coast-to-coast movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour from the current miserable federal minimum of $7.25 took a big step forward today....
As 2014 begins, workers and oppressed people in the United States are looking at the fight ahead. Low-wage workers are on the move, demanding higher wages, union rights and dignity....
“We’re going to beat! back! The bosses’ attacks” was the chant of more than 35 people in front of the Wendy’s at 85 Nassau St. in the heart of New York’s financial district on Jan. 15....
For the fifth year in a row, the rank-and-file autoworker advocacy group Autoworker Caravan protested outside the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall, in Detroit, on Jan. 12. This protest’s theme was the demand for a “people’s recovery.” In an Occupy-style mike check and skit, the question of “whose recovery?” was asked several times....
Veolia Transportation, the giant transnational conglomerate, is finding itself increasingly isolated in its attempt to break the leadership of United Steelworkers union Local 8751, the Boston school bus drivers union....
Thousands of teachers, students and their families and progressive organizations shook Puerto Rico’s local government as they went to the streets all over the island on Jan. 14 and 15 to demand that the cost of PR’s severe economic crisis is not carried on the backs of the public school teachers....
A mid-January mass rebellion in one neighborhood of a mid-sized city in north-central Spain beat back a rightist City Hall government and sparked solidarity protests in nearly 50 other cities. This first working-class victory since the capitalist crisis exploded in 2008 has turned the name of the area — Gamonal — into a cry of resistance that could reverberate from Athens to Detroit....
Clarence Moses-El has been in prison since 1987, when he was sentenced to 48 years in jail for a crime he did not commit. He has maintained his innocence since the beginning. The three people originally identified as suspects by the victim were never arrested nor were they ever questioned....
Once again the U.S. government is targeting the solidarity movement with harassment in an attempt to silence the progressive movement in this country....
Supporters demanding justice for Andy Lopez, led by the Mothers in White, packed a Sonoma County Board of Supervisors (BOS) public hearing on Jan. 7. Thirteen-year-old Andy Lopez was killed by Deputy Erick Gelhaus, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Department, on Oct. 22 as Andy was returning a replica AK-47 BB gun to his friend’s house. Ever since the killing, the streets of Santa Rosa have been filled by young, mostly Latino/a students demanding justice for the loss of his young life....
Thousands of south Korean railroad workers ended their strike Dec. 30 after three weeks of intense struggle against the right-wing, anti-labor regime of President Park Geun-hye. It was the longest railroad strike in the history of Korail, the national railroad company. This intense class conflict has now moved to parliament, where a committee made up of the government and opposition parties will make decisions....
The US government is now using the IRS as a weapon against us since they have failed to defeat us with OFAC -- the Office of Foreign Assets Control (the government entity that enforces the blockade of Cuba). For the past twenty-two years we have stood firm in our faith and our conviction as we have organized our US-Cuba Friendshipment caravans. It is our faith which calls us to offer "a cup of cold water" (Matthew 25:35) to our brothers and sisters suffering as a result of US policies. This is an attack on people of faith and conscience and IFCO is standing firm and fighting back, as we have done for nearly half a century....
The French government has admitted that 1,600 of its troops are now deployed in the Central African Republic, a former French colony. The CAR has faced internal fighting between the governing Muslim-dominated Seleka coalition and the opposition “anti-balaka” forces, which are heavily Christian....
A statement issued Jan. 1 by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs has put the spotlight on Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s sworn testimony that he was allegedly set to legally challenge Bank of America and United Bank of Switzerland on the grounds of fraud and other counts, but decided not to pursue them....
Starting last March and again during the December holiday rush, the German service workers’ union Ver.di, which is organizing the workers at Amazon’s German operation, has conducted a series of short strikes in the company’s warehouses demanding higher pay and union recognition....
Could we build an activist organization to take on the most difficult, unpopular issues and defend the countries, people and individuals who are thoroughly demonized by the U.S. corporate media? Could we oppose racism, mass incarceration, and hunger at home, and link these crimes to endless U.S. wars abroad?...
This weekend the amount raised for this campaign passed the $3,000 mark. It now stands at $3,340. Our overall goal for the campaign is $10,000 -- triple the amount collected so far. We can do it!...
Millions for Mumia, an anti-death penalty project of the International Action Center since 1999, strongly urges its friends and allies to support the important efforts by the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home especially the $60 for Mumia's 60th birthday appeal. The Campaign stresses that $60,000 can be raised if 1,000 people donate $60; there is an incentive for the first 100 people who donate. Also $60 is around the cost of one dinner for two or movie tickets for four adults....
We, the undersigned, call on Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal and recommend that Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania immediately release Abu-Jamal from prison. In 2011, the death sentence of this world-renowned journalist was declared unconstitutional and commuted to life without parole for allegedly murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Abu-Jamal is an outstanding citizen, who has been racially profiled and targeted for his political affiliations by a Philadelphia police department with a long history of brutality and corruption. For thirty years, he has been denied basic rights. ...
Imagine waking up to the news that the only country you have ever known has officially rejected you by a 9 to 2 vote. That is what will potentially happen to hundreds of thousands in the Dominican Republic in the coming year....
"I need to ask once again for your assistance in forcing the Bureau of Prisons to grant my Compassionate Release. They have been stonewalling since August and my life expectancy, as per my cancer doctor, is down to 12 months. They know that I am fully qualified and that over 40,000 people have signed on to force them to do the right thing, which is to let me go home to my family and to receive advanced care in New York City. ...
People came out on a day’s notice in freezing weather to protest New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s appointment of arch-racist William Bratton as the next police commissioner....
When Latin America is under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back! The revolutionary youth of FIST - Fight Imperialism, Stand together want to send a solidarity delegation to the World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) in Quito, Ecuador this December! The WFYS is an exciting anti-imperialist gathering where of tens of thousands of young people from around the world to share their struggles and learn from each other. The Festival is held every several years, usually in a nation that engaged in a struggle against imperialism....
On Dec. 2, “Friends of the School Bus 5” launched a crowd-sourcing fundraising effort to raise money for the families of the four fired Boston school bus drivers’ union leaders....
This year the International Action Center’s consistent work for more than two decades had a strong impact in the struggle against U.S. war and militarism....
On Nov. 18, thousands of protesters came out into the streets throughout Haiti to say, “Down with Martelly!” They were commemorating the 210th anniversary of the battle of Vertières, when Jean-Jacques Dessalines led his forces to decisive victory in Haiti’s revolutionary war against its French slave masters....
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The capitalist 1% class is trembling at the specter of a union victory at Walmart, the largest multinational corporation in the world. On Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, shoppers did not just find cheap goods. They encountered some class truth....
Every year the International Action Center organizes a national mailing to our many friends and supporters. Donations from this mailing help sustain the Solidarity Center, the home of so many struggles against racism, cutbacks and war....
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From the night of Nov. 10 to early the next morning, protesters filled Athen’s Syntagma Square in front of the Greek parliament. Syriza, the left party with the largest number of seats and votes in parliament, had filed a censure motion against the government and called its supporters to come out in support....
A New York City rally on Oct. 24 commemorated the 75th anniversary of the minimum wage law’s passage and called for increasing it to at least $15 an hour. A city public sector union speaker stressed that U.S. law does not recognize minimum wage rights for people with disabilities. They don’t receive equal pay for equal work....
Boston’s school bus drivers’ union, Steelworkers Local 8751, continues to garner support from parents, unions and community leaders in the face of an ongoing attack by the multinational conglomerate Veolia against the union and its leaders....
Solidarity Day for the Boston School Bus Union 5 drew hundreds of drivers from Steelworkers Local 8751, in addition to supporters from near and far today. An immediate measure of its success could be seen on the nightly television news. For the first time since Oct. 8, when the union was illegally locked out by Veolia Transportation, the workers’ side of the story was finally revealed....
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, appeal to all our global region committees, national chapters, member-organizations, our friends and all the people of the world to carry out a campaign of raising resources and delivering them to the millions of people afflicted by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 35 provinces in the central part of the Philippines....
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The notorious Veolia Corporation fired two leaders of Steelworkers Local 8751 on Nov 1. “You are discharged, effective immediately” read the letters to Grievance Chair Stevan Kirschbaum and Vice President Steve Gillis. Three other members of the Boston School Bus Union 5 — Recording Secretary Andre ­Francois and Stewards Garry Murchison and Richard Lynch — have also been suspended and threatened with firing. They are known collectively as the School Bus Union 5 (SBU 5)...
Thousands of students and community members have taken to the streets to protest the killing of 13-year-old Latino student Andy Lopez, who was gunned down by a Santa Rosa sheriff’s deputy on Oct. 22, as Lopez was returning a replica AK-47 BB gun to his friend’s house....
Since the first day of the union-busting attack by global imperialist conglomerate Veolia and the city of Boston against the leaders of Steelworkers Local 8751, the USW International has been committed to providing the highest priority legal defense. They assembled a formidable team of lawyers from their Boston firm, while the Office of the General Counsel of the USW, headquartered in Pittsburgh, has had direct and daily involvement....
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In an inspiring event Nov. 1 at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury’s Dudley Square, the heart of Boston’s African-American community, about 200 people, many of them Boston school bus drivers, attended the Boston premiere of the documentary film “Mumia Abu-Jamal: Long Distance Revolutionary.” The event was emceed by Miya X of the Women’s Fightback Network....
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The controversial documentary “Let the Fire Burn” had its Philadelphia premiere on Oct. 26 during the 2013 Philadelphia Film Festival. Introducing the film, which is about the 1985 bombing of the MOVE house by Philadelphia police, director Jason Osder described it as “one of the most relevant films to be shown during the festival.”...
The main Portuguese union federation, the CGTP-IN, reported Oct. 19 that “Many tens of thousands of workers marched today in the two major cities of our country and on the islands of Madeira and the Azores. Their goal was to defend the gains of the April 1974 [anti-fascist] revolution, and raise demands against exploitation and impoverishment, and that the government resign....
Tens of thousands of students, teachers and parents in Spain marched Oct. 24 to protest cutbacks in education and a new education “reform” act that cuts funding of universities, raises tuition fees, places obstacles on university study grants and requires annual exams for students....
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Sixty-six year old Rasmea Odeh is a Palestinian-American feminist, activist, educator and community leader. She has served as the associate director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) in Chicago since 2004. For the past 10 years, Rasmea has built unprecedented community support for close to 600 Arab immigrant women on issues related to English literacy, gender violence, inter-generational cultural conflicts, racial profiling, immigrant rights, and access to social and economic resources. She has established community-wide education projects related to civil and human rights, social justice, and community economic development and workshops that allow Arab immigrant women to tell, write, and perform their immigration stories while improving their writing skills. In 2013, Rasmea received the "Outstanding Community Leader Award" from the Chicago Cultural Alliance, which described her as a woman who has "dedicated over 40 years of her life to the empowerment of Arab women, first in her homes of Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon, where she was an activist, and then the past 10 years in Chicago....
It was a true indication of what workers’ power means. A mass outpouring of workers at an hours-long rally tonight served notice to the notorious, union-busting transnational corporation, Veolia, that rank-and-file members of Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, stand prepared to defend their leaders and union by any means necessary. Today Veolia held a second disciplinary hearing to try to illegally terminate five elected officers of Local 8751 — Grievance Chair Stevan Kirschbaum,  Recording Secretary Andre Francois, Vice President Steve Gillis and Stewards Garry Murchison and Richard Lynch. As the speeches, chants and drumming penetrated the hearing, the Veolia bosses were forced to initiate a stay on imposing any discipline against the Five — until a third hearing, scheduled to take place on Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. No one had to be convinced that the bosses are dragging out the hearings in hopes that the union will tire of mobilizing in support of the Five. The first hearing, on Oct. 23, had ignited the bus drivers and their supporters to rally against the fabricated charges brought against their leaders....
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In an impressive display of strength and unity in the face of a state attack against a militant union, hundreds of Boston bus drivers, bus monitors and community supporters came out tonight in support of the School Bus Union 5: Andre Francois, Steven Gillis, Stevan Kirschbaum, Richard Lynch and Garry Murchison. Today’s events put the Veolia transnational corporation on the defensive, thwarting its hell-bent plan to break the union by attempting to unlawfully fire these long-time, respected members of Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union. The first hit against Veolia’s plans to terminate Gillis, Kirschbaum and the three other defendants was the legal brief presented to the corporation from the Steelworkers International legal defense team on Oct. 21. It reads in part:  “As is explained herein, none of the named employees has engaged in any of the misconduct alleged against them inasmuch as the facts (as now known to the union) make clear that the events of October 8, 2013, amounted to an unlawful lockout by the Company and not a work stoppage by the employees and that, even if there were a work stoppage prior to the time when the Company locked the employees off the property, such work stoppage would have been a lawful unfair labor practice strike in any event.  Moreover, pursuant to the facts expounded herein, the five named employees did not plan or orchestrate any of the concerted activity that occurred on October 8 and thus have no culpability beyond that.”...
Students in New York City are so right-on to protest David Petraeus’ appointment as a highly paid professor at the City University of New York. Gen. Petraeus, retired from the Army in 2011 after a bloody reign in Iraq and Afghanistan and who was director of the CIA for a year, is a rabid warmonger and absolutely deserves to be thrown out of any educational institution....
On Oct. 24, community activists, students, members of the Occupy Wall Street movement, labor unionists and underpaid workers from every industry will rally to mark the 75th anniversary of the first minimum wage law. They will demand an increase from the current federal hourly minimum wage of $7.25 to $15....
Since Oct. 8, the school bus drivers in Steelworkers Local 8751 have faced a continuously hostile barrage from anti-union employer Veolia, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston Public Schools officials and the corporate media. On Oct. 8, the school bus drivers refused to drive until Veolia agreed to meet to discuss the company’s failure to adhere to the collective bargaining agreement they signed on June 18, 2013....
The Arab American Action Network condemns the politically motivated arrest and indictment of Rasmea Yousef Odeh, our beloved Associate Director. The 65 year old was arrested at her home yesterday by agents from the Department of Homeland Security, alleging an immigration violation on a 20-year-old application....
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With the strike by the Bay Area Rapid Transit workers in only the second day, two BART workers were killed by a BART train. It is a tragic but totally preventable accident. Resolving safety issues has been high on the two unions’ demands from day one of the contract negotiations, but BART management has refused to acknowledge that there were any safety issues. Furthermore, despite union objections, management had begun to conduct some crash courses to train BART management personnel to possibly run trains during the strike!...
The main Portuguese union federation, the CGTP-IN, reported Oct. 19 that “Many tens of thousands of workers marched today in the two major cities of our country and on the islands of Madeira and the Azores. Their goal was to defend the gains of the April 1974 [anti-fascist] revolution, and raise demands against exploitation and impoverishment, and that the government resign....
Acting on behalf of a U.S. energy company, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police staged a surprise, early morning attack on an encampment of Elsipogtog First Nation (Indigenous) protesters engaged in a prolonged struggle to stop shale gas fracking on Mi’kmaq lands in New Brunswick, Canada....
Thursday, October 24, people across the country–fast food workers, immigrant workers, trade unionists, community activists, underpaid workers from every industry, progressive activists working on many issues, and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement – will mark the 75th anniversary of the minimum wage. Seventy-five years ago this Thursday, the first minimum wage in the U.S. went into effect. In the summer of 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. The act mandated that, beginning on October 24 of that year, employers would have to pay a minimum of at least 25 cents an hour to most workers....
Seventy-five years ago this Thursday, the first minimum wage in the U.S. went into effect. In the summer of 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. The act mandated that, beginning on October 24 of that year, employers would have to pay a minimum of at least 25 cents an hour to most workers. This first minimum wage was an important part of the groundbreaking New Deal legislation. It came into being as a result of many years of struggle on the part of a growing labor movement and the mass movement of poorly paid and brutally exploited workers during the economic depression of the 1930s. Seventy-five years ago, the government and big business was finally forced to recognize that the people would no longer allow millions of workers to live on starvation wages, while the super-rich 1% enjoyed bigger and bigger profits. ...
October 15 Ad Hoc Coalition to hold Press Conference at the Colombian Consulate to express support for the peace process in Colombia and call for an end to union repression in that country. The case of unionist Huber Ballesteros will be highlighted. Solidarity with the social justice movement in Colombia will also be expressed....
Every day, USW Local 8751 members in Boston are experiencing more and increasing disrespect from Veolia management, including constant suspensions and threats based on bogus allegations and constant harrassment, including suspension of 5 union leaders and officers. ...
U.S. military forces intervened in the African states of Libya and Somalia on Oct. 5 under the guise of waging the “war on terrorism.”...
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A giant transnational corporation’s grinding attack on a militant union in Boston has led to an explosion of struggle. The workers’ action has already begun to attract support from class-conscious workers and unionists around Boston, the U.S. and the world who are determined to stop union busting. The conflict continues into its second week....
Before the sun could rise over Boston on Tuesday, Oct. 8, the rank-and-file members of United Steelworkers Local 8751 were taking a stand against what they called the unfair and illegal practices of Veolia Transportation, Inc....
The movement in Colombia has issued a worldwide call to progressives, unionists and justice loving people everywhere to support the peace process in Colombia. The International Day of Solidarity is a Call to Action issued by Colombian organizations, FENSUAGRO and Lazos de Dignidad. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers union. Its Vice President, Huber Ballesteros was arrested and charged with 'aggravated rebellion', and is symbolic of the ominous repression against Colombia's union and progressive movement. Colombia has endured a social, political and armed conflict for more than 50 years. Almost 220,000 people - almost all civilians - have died in the violence. Millions have been displaced from their homes....
The Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly and the “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly have voted and consented at our recent organizers meeting to endorse and attend a protest this Friday, Oct 11th called by Local 17 of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) who initiated a rally and protest of the government shut down. They are inviting all community groups, other workers and unions, students and activists to bring signs and join the protest....
The movement in Colombia has issued a worldwide call to progressives, unionists and justice loving people everywhere to support the peace process in Colombia. The International Day of Solidarity is a Call to Action issued by Colombian organizations, FENSUAGRO and Lazos de Dignidad. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers union. Its Vice President, Huber Ballesteros was arrested and charged with 'aggravated rebellion', and is symbolic of the ominous repression against Colombia's union and progressive movement. Colombia has endured a social, political and armed conflict for more than 50 years. Almost 220,000 people - almost all civilians - have died in the violence. Millions have been displaced from their homes....
In solidarity with the 75th Anniversary of the passing of the minimum wage law there will be a massive direct action to support raising the minimum wage to at least 15 dollars for all workers. All groups, movements and organizations are welcome to help us organize for this great day of action scheduled for Herald Sq at 4 pm on Oct. 24th. ...
Whether he shows his face in Los Angeles or New York, David Petraeus — the retired general who commanded U.N. and U.S. troops in Afghanistan and then served as head of the CIA — has to confront protesters who call him a mass murderer, war criminal and liar....
Sept. 30 — Activists in this beleaguered city are in the final days of organizing for an International People’s Assembly Against the Banks and Against Austerity. It is set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, at Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit. The event coincides with the Oct. 5 five-year anniversary of the federal bailout that netted the biggest banks more than $700 billion in workers’ tax monies....
Marissa Alexander, the 34-year-old African-American woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for defending herself against her former abusive spouse, has been granted a new trial. This announcement came 12 days after a Sept. 14 Nationwide Day of Rallies for Marissa Alexander. Many cities held support actions demanding “Let’s get her out!”

Even before this call was made on Facebook, thousands of people here and around the world signed petitions and held numerous protests — including the youth-led Dream Defenders who sat in at the Florida State Capitol this summer — demanding that her outrageous conviction be overturned....

It’s now time for the rest of us to step up to the plate and make the fight to raise workers’ wages, to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage a major political issue.; By doing this we give those workers who are fighting on the job the important support they need and we spread this beyond the doors of McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, beyond Walmart and the big box stores, to all workers who need this a raise more than ever....
International People's Assembly Gathers at Grand Circus Park, Woodward at Adams, just north of Downtown Detroit ...
On Sept. 20, a liberal media voice in Miami, National Public Radio station WLRN, aired a “news” discussion about the Cuban 5 after another program on the same station cancelled an earlier interview about Stephen Kimber’s new book: “What Lies Across the Water: the Real Story of the Cuban Five.” Kimber’s website quoted the original program host/producer concluding that “the topic is too ‘incendiary’ and [he] fears a negative reaction from certain segments of the community.” A quick reversal came after a press release from the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 made the censorship known....
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A significant turnout of nearly 1,000 anti-war demonstrators, most from the Syrian-American community, marched in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9, the day that the U.S. Congress reconvened and the day before President Barack Obama withdrew the war resolution against Syria. The first topic on Congress’ agenda was to discuss the resolution giving the executive authority to bomb Syria. This was the last thing wanted by many of the Syrian-origin people living in the U.S., and so they came to protest....
A delegation of anti-war and human-rights activists from the United States entered Syria Sept. 16 on a fact-finding and people-to-people solidarity trip. The participants plan to counter the ubiquitous pro-war propaganda spread in the U.S. and NATO imperialist countries and former colonial powers that demonizes the Syrian government....
Cubans festooned their island with yellow ribbons on Sept. 12, marking the 15th anniversary of the arrest of five Cuban men in Miami. Even the Washington Post, which has ignored or been hostile to the campaign to free the Cuban 5, published an Associated Press article that day headlined “Havana dresses up with yellow ribbons in campaign to push for Cuban 5 agents’ release.”...
We call on everyone who believes in justice to support this call to make the 75th anniversary of the first minimum wage in the U.S., “WORKERS DEMAND A RAISE DAY”....
We call on all activists fighting banker-imposed austerity – here in the U.S. and worldwide – to come to Detroit, Michigan, on October 5 and 6, 2013. Join the people of this city under siege in convening the International People’s Assembly Against the Banks and Against Austerity. ...
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On the eve of the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (UN HLD) in October 2013, migrants around the world will launch Millions Migrants Mobilizing Worldwide or 3MW, a global cultural campaign consisting of a choreographed line dance to an original song highlighting the root causes of forced migration and the issues migrants and refugees face everyday, such as family separation, labor exploitation, wage theft, detention, deportation, criminalization and discrimination....

The President's speech Tuesday night repeated all of the lies the United States has been telling about Syria to justify war -- and shows that war may be delayed, but is not off the table. The biggest lie being told right now is that Assad agreed to give up his country's chemical weapons because of the United States' "credible military threat." What has really happened is that the warmakers in the Pentagon, and their backers on Wall Street, ran into a gigantic brick wall of resistance. They were forced to back down for the time being. They wanted to go to war right now. But when Kerry said on Monday, "All Assad has to do is give up his chemical weapons," Syria and Russia called his bluff. ...
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Reflecting deep opposition to the U.S. plans to attack Syria, yesterday anti-war demonstrations erupted in dozens of cities around the country and worldwide....
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At this critical moment, the number one priority for organized labor must be to publicly, unequivocally, and loudly oppose the president’s plans to attack Syria. Understandably, the question of another war, this one against Syria, was likely not on the agenda of the AFL-CIO convention beginning this weekend in Los Angeles. Recent events, however, have changed everything and there’s no point in pretending that the situation is the same as before. If the plans to attack Syria are denounced from the podium of the labor convention, this would mean that organized labor has risen to the challenge of becoming the militant, thoroughly progressive, independent movement of working people in the United States. Not to do it would reduce the leadership of the AFL-CIO to providing cover for the president’s war plans....
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved an attack on Syria. But the resolution the committee passed leaped from "limited air strikes" to 90 days of bombardment. This is an ominous escalation. Remember "the Iraq supplement"? George W. Bush was required to get Congressional funding for the war every 90 days. Once war started, Congress never asserted itself again. That war lasted seven-and-a-half years, cost $4 trillion dollars, hundreds of thousands of lives -- and isn't really over. Kerry admitted to Congress on Monday that the vow of "no boots on the ground" isn't firm. "I don't want to take off the table an option that might or might not be available to a president of the United States."...
We call on all activists fighting banker-imposed austerity – here in the U.S. and worldwide – to come to Detroit, Michigan, on October 5 and 6, 2013. Join the people of this city under siege in convening the International People’s Assembly Against the Banks and Against Austerity. ...
Thousands of protests throughout the world since Aug. 21 –- from street demonstrations to public statements and resolutions –- have rejected the projected U.S. attack on Syria.

Big-business media like the New York Times have attempted to minimize or ignore these protests.  The semiofficial TV5 in France has shown protests in other countries, mainly the United States, while ignoring the ones in France. This station avoids exposing the “Socialist” Party now running the French government. The SP has a long history of supporting French imperialism....

On Aug. 28, with Washington, London and Paris apparently on the verge of opening up another very unpopular and dangerous war by firing missiles at Syria, anti-war activists in the U.S. and around the world went to the streets before the rockets were launched....
Anti-war, anti-imperialist and Syrian-American organizations inside the U.S. all see the coming week as the last chance to mobilize popular resistance to a military strike on Syria. Polls show the people are very worried about the political and economic consequences of another costly war, but this sentiment must be organized to affect the outcome....
Join in to stop the attack on Syria. The coming days provide the last chance to mobilize popular resistance to the military strike. The people fear both the political and economic consequences of another costly war. Millions believe the pretext for the war is another Big Lie like the lies used before the Vietnam, Iraq and Libya wars. We need to join together to loudly oppose this new war. ...
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Syrian Americans are agonizing for their country and their families. Syrian Americans are tormented for their adopted country, the US. Syrians all over the world are bleeding, morally and literally....
In 1973, fascist terror orchestrated by the U.S. government in Chile led to the crushing of a genuine revolutionary people’s struggle that was sweeping the country. A progressive, popular and beloved leader, Salvador Allende, had been elected President. ...
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President Obama has called for a vote in Congress to authorize an attack on Syria. Congress is scheduled to return on Monday, Sept 9. President Obama is using the same tactics as President Bush did before the Iraq War. When the UN Security Council would not support the U.S. war, Bush turned to the U.S. Congress for a war vote giving him “all necessary means”. Ten years later Iraq lay in ruins. A million Iraqis died, millions became refugees. More than 1.5 million US soldiers were deployed to Iraq. Today thousands of U.S. and NATO soldiers are disabled, traumatized and 1/3 will suffer from PTSD. Just as in Iraq, Afghanistan and earlier in Vietnam this is again a U.S. war based on lies. Bombing Syria is NOT a 'humanitarian intervention’. It is another war for Wall Street Profit! This time there is a risk of global confrontation or even world war. This war will only serve the billionaires and militarists who profit from war and conquest. The workers and poor will pay, in Syria and here in the U.S.

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The IAC along with HondurasUSAResistencia and other national solidarity organizations, including the Honduras Solidarity Network are organizing a delegation to Honduras in solidarity with the resistance movement. We will be eye-witnesses for the historic presidential election that is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. The Presidential candidate is Xiomara Castro Zelaya, a leader of the resistance, and a union and also a resistance leader for Vice President, Juan Barahona. ...
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President Obama is using the same tactics as President Bush did before the Iraq War. When the UN Security Council would not support the U.S. war, Bush turned to the U.S. Congress for a war vote giving him “all necessary means”. Ten years later Iraq lay in ruins. A million Iraqis died, millions became refugees. More than 1.5 million US soldiers were deployed to Iraq. Today thousands of U.S. and NATO soldiers are disabled, traumatized and 1/3 will suffer from PTSD. Just as in Iraq, Afghanistan and earlier in Vietnam this is again a U.S. war based on lies. Bombing Syria is NOT a 'humanitarian intervention’. It is another war for Wall Street Profit! This time there is a risk of global confrontation or even world war. ...
The People’s Power Assembly Movement held a press conference on the steps of New York’s City Hall in Manhattan today to announce a march and rally on Aug. 28 with the main demand: “Stop the racist war on youth of color.”...
Without presenting even a hint of proof of Washington’s allegations that Syria has used poison gas, Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that a rocket attack on the sovereign state of Syria from four U.S. destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean is imminent....
Yesterday we sent email alerts urging activists to begin mobilizing for what has long been known as 'Day After' protests against a US military strike. But it is important that across the country everyone opposed to still another US war find ways to raise their opposition now, BEFORE another criminal US war is unleashed with cruise missiles and a barrage of war propaganda and cynical lies of 'humanitarian concern'. In NYC, Chicago, Dearborn MI, Los Angeles, Washington DC and several other cities, there are plans for immediate protests this Wed and Thurs....
The International Action Center along with Honduras USA Resistencia and other national solidarity organizations, including the Honduras Solidarity Network, are organizing a delegation to Honduras in solidarity with the resistance movement. The delegation will be eyewitnesses for the historic presidential election that is scheduled to take place on Nov. 24. The presidential candidate is Xiomara Castro Zelaya, a leader of the resistance, and the vice-presidential candidate is Juan Barahona, a union and also a resistance leader....
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A national call for Justice for Trayvon Martin assemblies in U.S. cities on Aug. 28, initiated by the People’s Power Assembly Movement, could not have come at a more crucial juncture. The devastating “not-guilty” verdict that came down on July 13 in the Sanford, Fla., trial of wannabe cop, George Zimmerman, in the Feb. 26, 2012, fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was not only a blatant travesty of justice for this young African American. It was another wake-up call about the heinous racist war on people of color, especially the youth. The verdict was also a grim reminder that, especially with growing unemployment, Black, Brown and Indigenous young people’s lives are viewed as totally expendable by the powers-that-be and their legal and extralegal apparatus like the police, the courts, the prisons and vigilantes like Zimmerman....
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The momentum for Aug. 28 Trayvon Martin Justice Assemblies is building every day from New York City to El Paso, Texas to Los Angeles, California. With Aug. 28 just a few weeks away, the Peoples Power Assembly movement would like to gather and centralize as much information as possible on what is being organized in your local area. Please click here or go to peoplespowerassemblies.org - list your event to enter a summary of your event by Friday, Aug 16 including your city or town, time, location and sponsors of your event along with contact information. It will be posted the PPA website at peoplespowerassemblies.org - activities. This will allow others in your area to organize and support for your event. These assemblies can take the form of various protests including marches, rallies, speak outs, direct action, press conferences, block parties and more to help unite the struggles and movements. ...
Family members and supporters of Ramarley Graham rallied in front of the Bronx District Attorney’s office on Aug. 8 to express outrage at yesterday’s grand jury decision not to re-indict Graham’s killer, New York Police Department Officer Richard Haste.  They also rallied on Aug. 9 and 10 in the Bronx....
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Trayvon Martin has become the face of the many young people of color — like Ramarley Graham, Shaaliver Douse, ­Kimani Gray, Shantel Davis and countless others — who have been stopped-and-frisked and sometimes beaten and killed by the police who never see one day of jail time for these crimes against humanity. The police and the courts have created racially motivated drug laws that have been used as an excuse to incarcerate a huge percentage of young generations of Black and Brown youth. These same youth have the highest unemployment rate, and the jobs they are forced to take are low-wage jobs without benefits, rights or union representation. The anti-youth war also includes massive cuts in education, including school closings in Black and Brown communities. We must turn our anger over the lynching of Trayvon Martin into a new nationwide struggle to stop the war against Black and Brown youth in New York City and elsewhere....
The World is Ours” reads the shirt of Phillip Agnew and his other Dream Defenders, who have been holding down and controlling the Florida state Capitol for the past 20 days. Twenty days of demonstrations in the Capitol, workshops in the governor’s office, and serious talk about revolution and social justice. Twenty days of sleeping on a marble floor, eating peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and playing the card game UNO until late at night – all to pressure Florida Gov. Rick Scott to call to session the absent Florida Legislature to pass the Trayvon Martin Civil Rights Act. The Dream Defenders started their occupation on July 16....
Lynne Stewart's condition is deteriorating rapidly. Medical treatment to arrest the cancer that is metastasizing in her body has been halted because she is too weak to receive it. She remains in isolation, as her white blood cell count is so low that she is at risk for generalized infection. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has unjustly denial Lynne Stewart’s request for compassionate release. This denial is being challenged both legally by Lynne and by the demonstration of people power on the streets of New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. The court hearing could result in Lynne's conditional release by Judge Koeltl, so it is crucial that the court sees the love and support that Lynne has. ...
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In response to the freeing of George Zimmerman, the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was stalked and shot to death simply because he was young, Black and male, the students of color group — the Dream Defenders — have been sitting in and sleeping over in the Florida Statehouse here since July 16....
Lynne Stewart's condition is deteriorating rapidly. Medical treatment to arrest the cancer that is metastasizing in her body has been halted because she is too weak to receive it. She remains in isolation, as her white blood cell count is so low that she is at risk for generalized infection. Send a message to Bureau of Prisons Director Charles E. Samuels Jr. that he must reverse his decision. Long-time National Lawyers Guild member and activist lawyer Lynne Stewart needs our help and she needs it now! The Federal Bureau of Prisons has denied Lynne Stewart's application for compassionate release, despite recommendations in favor from the warden at her facility, the Regional Office Director, and vetting of Stewart's release plans by the Federal Probation Office in New York....
Statement released on July 27 by the Dream Defenders who have been holding a sit-in at Gov. Rick Scott's office in Tallahassee, Fla. since July 16, three days after the ‘no-guilty’ verdict of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin:...
On Wed., August 28, after we’ve marched in Washington on Aug. 24 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the great march against racism in Washington, D.C., led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the People’s Power Assembly Movement calls on activists across the U.S. to hold local JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN ASSEMBLIES, including rallies, speak-outs, marches in public squares or in front of federal buildings or local police headquarters. ...
The reaction to the July 13 “not-guilty” verdict for racist vigilante, George Zimmerman — who fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, last year in Sanford, Fla. — continues to evoke various kinds of protests all over the U.S., including in Florida....
Rallies, vigils, sit-ins and marches have continued across the United States in response to the July 13 jury verdict acquitting racist vigilante George Zimmerman in the 2012 slaying of Black youth Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla....
The strong response in opposition to the July 13 “not-guilty” verdict for racist vigilante, George Zimmerman -- who fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, last year in Sanford, Fla. – prompted a group of mainly Black and Brown youth activists  – the Dream Defenders – to occupy the office of Gov. Rick Scott in Florida's state Capitol in Tallahassee, on July 16. A week later the occupation is still going strong....
Musical Performers by: Neri Olivares, The Bolivarian Brigade, DJ Mellow G This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the mass struggle that led to the victory of the Cuban Revolution. On July 26, 1953, some 160 men and women, led by Fidel Castro and Abel Santamaria, launched attacks on the Moncada army barracks in Santiago de Cuba and the nearby Bayamo garrison. The attacks failed and dozens of the rebels were murdered after capture and horrible torture, or were jailed. But the action paved the way for a revolutionary war led by the July 26 Movement, culminating in a popular insurrection that toppled the US-supported Batista dictatorship on January 1, 1959....
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The ongoing anger of the oppressed African-American masses and all anti-racist, justice-loving people across the United States continues to spread. These spontaneous protests are sending a strong message to the White House, the truly criminal “justice” system, the corporate moguls on Wall Street and their representatives everywhere that racism and denial of justice will not be tolerated. When news of the “not guilty” jury verdict for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was released around 10 p.m. Eastern time on July 13, shock, sadness, rage and action spread quickly all over the country....
When news of the “not guilty” jury verdict for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin came down around 10 p.m. Eastern time the night of July 13, shock, rage and action spread quickly among justice-loving and anti-racist people across the United States. Despite the assertion of President Barack Obama in a statement that “we are a nation of laws and a jury has spoken” and appeals from him and other leaders for “calm,” righteous anger and plans for protest actions spread quickly around the country....
Plan to hold justice assemblies in downtown squares, in communities, at schools and at busy street corners in your city or town. Distribute flyers; hold youth and community speak outs, marches and protests. The murder of Trayvon Martin should be generalized with other local cases of atrocities against youth, especially youth of color. It's critical at this moment for the movement to define this issue rather than the big business media or those who have little interest in defending Black, Latino/a, Indigenous and poor youth. We are issuing this emergency call because the justice system has failed....
Plan to hold justice assemblies in downtown squares, in communities, at schools and at busy street corners in your city or town. Distribute flyers; hold youth and community speak outs, marches and protests. The murder of Trayvon Martin should be generalized with other local cases of atrocities against youth, especially youth of color. It's critical at this moment for the movement to define this issue rather than the big business media or those who have little interest in defending Black, Latino/a, Indigenous and poor youth. We are issuing this emergency call because the justice system has failed. ...
A National Call to all groups & individuals: If George Zimmerman WALKS or is convicted on a lesser charge. Plan to hold justice assemblies in downtown squares, in communities, at schools and at busy street corners in your city or town. Distribute flyers; hold youth and community speak outs, marches and protests. The murder of Trayvon Martin should be generalized with other local cases of atrocities against youth, especially youth of color. It's critical at this moment for the movement to define this issue rather than the big business media or those who have little interest in defending Black, Latino/a, Indigenous and poor youth. ...
The struggle to win compassionate release for the imprisoned, cancer-stricken people’s lawyer, Lynne Stewart, is still very much in the forefront of the progressive movement’s agenda.

The 73-year-old Stewart is currently in her fourth year of serving a 10-year sentence in Carswell Federal Prison in Fort Worth, Texas, on a fabricated “aiding terrorism” conviction for legally representing Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, who was falsely imprisoned for “sedition” in the 1995 bombing of the World Trade Center....

Pan American International High School will be without any African-American teachers next year, because two teachers have been fired after a Queens Principal, Minerva Zanca, made racist comments about them in closed-door meetings with her assistant principal.The third African-American teacher is leaving the school because of severe budget cuts to her hugely successful Theater program which were racially motivated. ...
The 9th Annual Trans Day of Action took place in New York City on June 28, called by TransJustice, a political group created by and for trans and gender non-conforming people of color (TGNC POC). Endorsed by more than 100 organizations, the rally and march, which began at the Christopher Street Piers, celebrated the long history of political activism of trans and gender non-conforming people and also addressed the growing poverty and rise of anti-trans bashings, especially toward women....
The White House’s June 13th announcement that it would begin directly supplying arms to the opposition in Syria is a dramatic escalation of the U.S./NATO war against that country. Thousands of U.S. troops and intelligence personnel are training opposition forces and coordinating operations in Turkey and Jordan. Israel, the recipient of more than $3 billion annually in U.S. military aid, has carried out heavy bombing raids against Syria. The Pentagon has developed plans for a “no-fly” zone over Syria, threatening a new U.S. air war....
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has DENIED Lynne Stewart’s application for compassionate release. Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr. took this action despite recommendations for compassionate release from Federal Medical Center, Carswell Warden Jody R. Upton and South Central Regional Office Director J.A. Keller, as well as the vetting of Stewart’s release plans by the Federal Probation Office in New York. The struggle to free Lynne Stewart continues on many fronts. First and foremost, each and every one of us must increase the number of people worldwide who sign the petition. Lynne Stewart’s condition is deteriorating rapidly. Medical treatment to arrest the cancer that is metastasizing in her body has been halted because she is too weak to receive it. She remains in isolation, as her white blood cell count is so low that she is at risk for generalized infection...
Lynne Stewart's husband Ralph Poynter was informed by Lynne this morning that she received a three-paragraph letter from Kathleen Kenney, General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C. in which Compassionate Release has been denied on the grounds that Lynne's "health is improving."...
The following excerpted points of unity were initiated by TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming people of color center for community organizing....
An extraordinary anti-war forum entitled “Syria & Iran: The Next War?” was held here June 10 at the Solidarity Center.  It featured anti-war veterans from the Iranian, Israeli and U.S. militaries, and was organized by United for Peace and Justice, Veterans For Peace and the U.S. Peace Council. The International Action Center hosted the meeting and IAC co-founder Sara Flounders chaired. All the speakers were members of the VFP Iran Working Group....
Lynne Stewart's husband Ralph Poynter was informed by Lynne this morning that she received a three-paragraph letter from Kathleen Kenney, General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C. in which Compassionate Release has been denied on the grounds that Lynne's "health is improving." This claim is at once cynical and false.Lynne Stewart's cancer continues to spread in her lungs. She remains in isolation as her white blood cell count remains so low that she is at risk for generalized infection. She weakens daily. We call upon all committed to the effort to secure Lynne Stewart's release and to save her life to stand by for further notice of the response from Lynne, her husband Ralph Poynter, her family and her lawyers – announcing the next actions that we, her supporters, will launch in response to this appalling betrayal of compassion and justice. ...
CONDENAMOS enérgicamente  los asesinatos sistemáticos y selectivos y la permanente violación a los Derechos Humanos que desde el golpe de Estado del 28 de junio del 2009 apoyado por los EE.UU. y asestado contra el presidente constitucional Manuel Zelaya Rosales, han venido cometiéndose contra del pueblo hondureño. ...
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Every minute's delay compromises Lynne Stewart's life and her access to the loving care of her family and the comprehensive treatment plan prepared for her at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York....
On 15 June, President Recep Erdogan told the demonstrators: “We have our meeting at Kazlicesme tomorrow. Before it, if you don’t leave the park, we will remove you with police.” After this meeting with Erdogan, Taksim Dayanisma (Taksim Solidarity) decided to remove the tents, leaving only one as a symbol. But the police didn’t wait for the resisters to remove their tents. They attacked immediately....
Trans Day of Action is an annual demonstration to honor, celebrate and demand justice for Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color....
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CNY Solidarity marched loud and proud at Central New York Pride on June 15. Youth activists organized and led the contingent. The number of marchers participating in the group doubled from the 2012 march....
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As night fell on Istanbul June 15, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan unleashed paramilitary forces, called Jandarma, on protesters camped in historic Taksim Square. His aim was to stamp out the people’s movement sweeping Turkey....
This year’s Pride march in downtown Detroit on June 9 raised a timely slogan: “Marching toward equality.” Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in Michigan have no legal protection from discrimination — they can be fired, evicted or denied access to public accommodations such as restaurants, hotels or health clubs. Only 24 Michigan cities have protective ordinances. The most recently passed ordinance, in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, could be overturned by a right-wing ballot initiative. An anti-marriage amendment to the state Constitution is one of the country’s most restrictive....
The continuing campaign to gain Compassionate Release for Lynne Stewart -- the grievously ill, imprisoned human rights attorney -- is headed to Washington, D.C. Despite being approved for compassionate release, Stewart continues to be held in Carswell Federal Prison in seriously deteriorating health. Lynne Stewart’s spouse, the 79-year-old social justice activist Ralph Poynter, will lead a continuing vigil in front of the White House starting on Monday, June 17. Poynter urges all those concerned with justice, compassion and basic human rights to join him whether they are available for an hour, for the day, or for the duration. He will be at the White House and making visits to the Federal Bureau of Prisons several blocks away, at 320 First St. NW, Washington D.C., 20534....
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On May 20, the Guatemalan Constitutional Court annulled the conviction of Guatemalan dictator, Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt.

Just ten days before, Ríos Montt had been found guilty for acts of genocide and crimes against humanity in Guatemala that amounted to some of the worst atrocities ever in Latin American history. His conviction had been the very first time that a head of state had been held accountable for atrocities in a national tribunal. His conviction included his being sentenced to 80 years in prison....

Honduras USA Resistencia and the Honduras Solidarity Network have issued a call for Nationally Coordinated Days of Actions for Honduras on June 28. These actions will commemorate the 2009 coup in that country and express solidarity with the resistance movement in Honduras. The International Action Center and other organizations have endorsed....
The following call was issued by Trans­Justice, a political group for trans and gender nonconforming people of color. TransJustice, a project of the Audre Lorde Project, “works to educate, agitate, and mobilize our community and allies on pressing political issues we face.” ALP is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and gender nonconforming people of color community organizing center based in New York City....
To the cheers of thousands, queer liberation, anti-war, and Pfc. B. Manning contingents marched in united fashion with the International Action Center’s Stonewall Warriors in this year’s Boston Gay Pride March on June 8. Banners and placards supporting wrongfully imprisoned African-American transwoman CeCe MacDonald festooned the contingent. Progressive African-American Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey, a candidate for mayor, and openly gay Afro-Latino Francisco White, an at-large candidate for City Council, marched along with the contingent....
As the trial of George Zimmerman begins, it is time to gather and raise our voices. We must fight back against this rise in racism & repression....
Please take time Wed-Thurs-Fri, June 12-14 to make calls for Lynne. An all-out effort is needed NOW! Your calls are having an impact. AND IF YOU CAN, JOIN RALPH POYNTER AT NOON ON MONDAY JUNE 17 IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE....
It was not a good week for Monsanto, the largest manufacturer and promoter of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)....
René González, the first of the Cuban Five to be released from U.S. jails, was the first speaker at the press conference on May 30 in Washington, D.C., that opened the Second “Five Days for the Five.” The purpose of this international event is to take up the case of the Cuban Five and raise awareness about both this serious criminal injustice and the overall criminal U.S. policy toward the Republic of Cuba....
Congratulations to every single person and organization that helped to make the 2013 Poor People’s Campaign March a tremendous success! For those who had the privilege of participating it was truly historical. For those of you who could not be there in person, but who sent your support and solidarity, you too were there in every one of our footsteps. There is so much to write about that inspired us: the courageous delegation of women from Selma, Alabama, who drove the entire night -- after their bus was cancelled -- to be able to speak in defense of voting rights, their rendition of Freedom Songs kept us marching and marching; the young children and participants with disabilities, seniors who walked with canes, who wouldn’t stop; the families and victims of police terror, especially the tenacious and spirited group who came from the Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition in Oakland, California; the group of occupy youth and members of Guitarmy who marched all night; the organizers like Bob Ross, Prince Georges County NAACP head, who helped keep the march going; the OUR Walmart workers who inspired marchers to defy Walmart bosses and County Police and set up a picket right at the Super Walmart’s doors....
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On May 25, activists from around the world will unite to march against Monsanto, the largest manufacturer and promoter of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)....
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Buses will be leaving from the Bronx (Hostos Community College), El Barrio/East Harlem (Julia de Burgos Cultural Center), Washington Heights (Port Authority Bus Terminal/179 Street & Broadway) and from D.C. 37-Local 372 and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center/1199-SEIU, Manhattan....
A period of rich ferment – the 1960s in the U.S. – with opposition to the Viet Nam War, the Civil Rights Movement, the movement for sexual liberation, revisited, as species beyond humans join forces with young earthlings, now with empath power, and cooperate to change history. Worlds, energy forms and loves collide with unexpected results. An exciting read that is wise and full of intuitions on pain, survival, rehabilitation and change. -- Sara Flounders, Co-Director, International Action Center....
Please join AVP along with other community-based organizations, community members, allies, and elected officials for a speak out and march in response to the horrific anti-LGBTQ homicide of Mark Carson on Friday, May 17th in addition to the widely reported anti-LGBTQ hate violence incidents in recent weeks. A march will start at 530pm atThe NYC LGBT Center located at 208 West 13th Street to West 8th Street and 6th Avenue. A rally and speak out will immediately follow the march....
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The Poor People’s March began May 11 in Baltimore at the site of the police killing of Anthony Anderson, Sr., an unarmed African-American, and arrived the next day in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C....
The International Petition Campaign to Free Lynne Stewart and Save Her Life is gratified to report that today, May 13, following urgent communications from former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and social activist Dick Gregory, that Federal Bureau of Prisons General Counsel Kathleen Kenney telephoned Ramsey Clark to advise that a recommendation of Compassionate Release for Lynne Stewart from FMC Carswell Warden Jody R. Upton is on the desk of FBP Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr. with a full package of documentation....
Washington, D.C. — The second day of the Poor People’s March for Jobs and Justice, May 12, began with excitement as women from the National Coalition of Leaders to Save Section 5 (of the Voting Rights Act), who drove from Selma, Ala., took the lead of the march with other women on Mothers’ Day. It was Coretta Scott King who led the first poor people’s campaign on Mothers’ Day 45 years ago. A handful of marchers who had elected to walk through the night joined the larger group to applause for their high spirits. Everyone marched the last 10-mile segment of the 41-mile trek from Baltimore to Washington, D.C...
Within hours of the start of the Poor People’s Campaign and March, which headed from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., on May 11, words had turned into action. Some hundreds of marchers defied Baltimore County cops who were blocking the way at a Walmart Supercenter in Halethorpe, Md.

Most marchers wove their way past the police and made it to the doors of the mammoth retailer, where they shouted, “Walmart, union! Walmart, union!” and “Walmart, slave wages” as they blocked traffic in the parking lot. The police, who physically abused Black women marchers, made it clear they were there to protect Walmart’s “private property.”...

Saturday, May 11, 2013, community, civil rights, union and student activists will reclaim the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by staging a two-day march entitled, “2013 Poor Peoples Campaign & March,” from the city of Baltimore to Washington, D.C. Groups will plan a national strategy to fight new austerity measures along with major social issues including police brutality and mass incarceration. The demonstration will begin at 10 a.mn Baltimore at Biddle Street and North Montford Avenue, the site where Anthony Anderson Sr. was killed by Baltimore police on Sept. 21, 2012. Anderson’s death, ruled a homicide by city medical examiners, is one of many cases of the growing epidemic of police brutality across the country....
The Black is Back Coalition (BIBC) and a coalition of left and progressive forces will demonstrate against the State's $2 million 'dead or alive' bounty on the life of Assata Shakur, a former political prisoner who was granted political asylum in Cuba in 1984....
A recent report from the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement concludes that Black people in the U.S. face a crisis in their constitutional and human rights....
Tens of thousands of workers marched through central Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, on May Day to demand the death penalty for the owner of the Rana Plaza building that collapsed April 24 killing more than 525 workers, most of them young women, and injuring 2,500 more who were found trapped in the rubble. Hundreds of young workers are still unaccounted for and believed dead under the factory’s ruins....
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This week there have been enormous developments in the worldwide campaign to gain compassionate release for imprisoned people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart. The wheels are beginning to turn. We must redouble all efforts!...
On May 3, 2013, from 7pm-9pm, the first ever collection of writings by former Black Panther and political prisoner Russell “Maroon” Shoatz – entitled “Maroon the Implacable” -- will be officially released at New York’s DiMenna Center....
A number of immigrant, labor and progressive organizations joined the May 1 Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights at an April 29 press conference in front of the Manhattan office of Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to announce plans for May Day 2013 in New York. Immigrant rights groups expressed their concern and disappointment with the “Gang of 8” proposal on immigration reform. The eight refers to the number of senators — Democrats (including Schumer) and Republicans — who are the main architects of this divisive bill....
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On April 24, in celebration of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 59th birthday, hundreds of people from several East Coast cities rallied outside the Center City office of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to demand Abu-Jamal’s release....
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One million Colombians marched in the capital city of Bogotá as well as other cities and towns on April 9 to show their support of peace negotiations between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-Peoples Army (FARC-EP). Talks which began in Oslo, Norway, in 2012 are now continuing in Havana, Cuba....
As many as 250,000 students took to the streets in Santiago and other Chilean cities on April 11, renewing their demands for education reform.

After two years of student marches that have paralyzed Chile’s major cities and generated expectations of change to a troubled system, the crisis over education reform remains a key electoral issue ahead of November’s presidential election....

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The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology is a corporation that does military research for the Israeli government. They design drones that kill Palestinian children and design tractors that bulldoze Palestinian families....
The International Action Center joins the Alliance for Global Justice, Witness for Peace-SW, National Lawyers Guild, Boston Bolivarians, National Network on Cuba, and all the organizations in the United States who are mobilizing to defend the Venezuelan election of President Nicolás Maduro and against U.S. interference in that country....
The International Action Center joins the Alliance for Global Justice, Witness for Peace-SW, National Lawyers Guild, Boston Bolivarians, National Network on Cuba, and all the organizations in the United States who are mobilizing to defend the Venezuelan election of President Nicolás Maduro and against U.S. interference in that country....
Fascist-like elements backed by U.S. imperialism are attempting a coup against constitutional rule in Venezuela. The Venezuelan masses, other Latin Americans and progressives worldwide are standing up and saying “no” to this coup, which follows the rightist defeat in that country’s free and fair election April 14....
Right-wing elements backed by U.S. imperialism are attempting a coup against constitutional rule in Venezuela. Seven people in Venezuela have already been killed. There is a witch hunt against Cuban doctors who have made great sacrifice to provide health care there. The Venezuelan masses, other Latin Americans and progressives worldwide have stood up and said "no" to this coup, which follows the rightist defeat in that country's free and fair election April 15....
Right-wing elements backed by U.S. imperialism are attempting a coup against constitutional rule in Venezuela. Seven people in Venezuela have already been killed. There is a witch hunt against Cuban doctors who have made great sacrifice to provide health care there. The Venezuelan masses, other Latin Americans and progressives worldwide have stood up and said “no” to this coup, which follows the rightist defeat in that country’s free and fair election April 15....
Learn about what's happening with Mumia now and the reason to go to Philly on Wed., April 24th --and more...
Join young people, poor people, community and workers’ rights activists; occupy veterans and the families of police killing victims from across the region and the country that will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March for Freedom and Jobs led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by MARCHING 41 MILES FROM BALTIMORE, MD TO WASHINGTON, D.C., on Sat., May 11, 2013, which is the 45th anniversary weekend of the Poor People’s March Dr. King was to lead before he was assassinated....
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We will discuss the People’s Power Assembly Movement; Worker Assemblies, Student & Youth Assemblies and the May 11th Baltimore to Washington D.C. March to commemorate the 45th year since the 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign and to ignite a new Poor People’s Campaign....
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Chicago — The Rahm Emanuel administration and the Chicago Public Schools, along with politically connected corporate interests, are making a calculated move to turn the clock back for Black and Latino/a students to the bad old days of Jim Crow apartheid “separate but equal” schools....
Neither rain, snow nor sleet kept postal workers from protesting to demand “Save six day mail.”...
Thousands of teachers, parents and community members rallied on March 27 in the Chicago downtown area to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to close 54 public schools — in the predominately African-American and Latino/a communities —  to erase a $1 billion deficit. The rally began in Chicago’s Daley Plaza and was followed by a march to City Hall that ended at the Chicago Public Schools headquarters....
Baltimore has become the capital of police killings! Since January, 2012, 16 people have been killed by the Baltimore City Police Department and not a single officer has been indicted. The epidemic of police terror and abuse are not confined to our city. The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement has documented that every 36 hours a Black person is killed by police agencies in this country. Police repression and racism go hand in hand with the mass incarceration of young people, mostly of color, who are locked away in prisons across this country. We march to bring national attention to these issues and to demand community control of police and an end to mass incarceration. On May 11, 2013 we will link arms with the families of the victims of police killings to demand that the Justice Department charge killer police....
When European Union leaders gathered at their economic summit meeting in Brussels, they were confronted by thousands of protesters who denounced them and their austerity policies. Working people and labor union representatives from all over Europe demonstrated at the European Commission and Council headquarters on March 14....
The National Association of Letter Carriers has called for 100 rallies and other protests on Sunday, March 24, 2013, to save postal jobs and to keep six-day delivery. The NALC call for a National Day of Action invites unions, small business customers, civic organizations and faith groups, as well as all postal workers, families, friends and neighbors, to gather outside specified post offices in the major cities of each state. “We want to make this fight about the cost of losing Saturday mail delivery and how it would affect people in each and every state,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. The American Postal Workers Union, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the Rural Letter Carriers Union have all endorsed the March 24 rallies....
A coalition of community-based women's organizations that has organized events for the past eight years have announced plans for women's events in Manhattan, Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx to celebrate women's struggles. The events include a rally and march on March 9th, starting at the site of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Manhattan, and tributes to Harriet Tubman on March 10 at Harlem’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, in Brooklyn at Boys and Girls High on Sat. March 16 and in the Bronx at the Bronx Art Space Gallery on Sunday, March 24. All events are open to the media and are free. There will also be a special tribute March 9 to the late President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela -- the leader of the ongoing Bolivarian Revolution that promotes the rights of women especially those of African and Indigenous descent....
The International Action Center is supporting this campaign called by the Korea Alliance of Progressive Movements! We urge you all to do the same! Stand for Peace on the Korean Peninsula!...
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The International Action Center urges you to attend these NYC events in honor of President Hugo Chávez and in solidarity with the Venezuelan people:...
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Another status conference pertaining to the Central Park 5 civil lawsuit against New York City and the New York Police Department was held on Feb. 19. Supporters filled the large federal courtroom in downtown Manhattan to indicate their justifiable outrage regarding the lack of progress in bringing closure to this horrific, racist injustice....
The International Women’s Alliance calls on women all over the globe to advance their ongoing struggles against imperialist globalization and the crisis of capitalism by mobilizing with militant actions on March 8, 2013, to commemorate International Working Women’s Day. The International Conference of Working Women over 100 years ago gave birth to what is now popularly known as International Women’s Day. The origin of this day was to highlight the resistance and organizing power of working women to gain the right to fair wages and working hours, the right to vote and an end to discrimination. Today, we must remember to hold true to the origins of March 8 and return to the important issues that weigh heavily on women all over the world: the crises of capitalism and imperialism....
A coalition of community-based women's organizations that has organized events for the past eight years have announced plans for women's events in Manhattan, Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx to celebrate women's struggles. The events include a rally and march on March 9th, starting at the site of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Manhattan, and tributes to Harriet Tubman on March 10 at Harlem’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, in Brooklyn at Boys and Girls High on Sat. March 16 and in the Bronx at the Bronx Art Space Gallery on Sunday, March 24. All events are open to the media and are free....
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Support of the legal and legitimate rights of the Iranian people for self-determination and sovereignty is growing as the new round of negotiations with Iran and the countries of 5+1, i.e. US, UK, France, Russia, China plus Germany is set for February 26th in Kazakhstan....
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Women in the U.S. will continue to be in the forefront of many battles — opposing U.S. wars and occupations while demanding funding for human needs, defending collective bargaining in their unions, demanding wages that allow their families to keep up with the cost of living, stopping foreclosures so they can stay in their homes, demanding contraceptives and other free preventive health care, and fighting for basic rights to affordable education, quality health care and housing, and good-paying jobs. Women in public sector jobs — who are a majority women of color — are coming under heavy fire now as they defend their right to belong to unions. And they are rising to the challenge. Immigrant women are blazing ahead despite obstacles and organizing new unions for domestic workers. On International Working Women’s Day 2013, we remember the women garment workers in New York City who marched for better working and living conditions on March 8, 1908, and the socialist women who founded IWWD in 1910 in their honor....
It is not too late to RSVP for this important fundraiser for the Mississippi Workers Center which fights for social justice in one of the poorest states in the country. No one will be turned away for lack of funds or for making a modest donation. There will also be a silent auction held during the event....
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John Brennan found himself in an uncomfortable and unusual situation on Feb. 7 when protesters loudly confronted him, intent on holding him and the U.S. government accountable for their past and present war crimes. Brennan is the chief counterterrorism adviser to the Obama administration....
You know Mumia. You know his words, you know his voice, you know his struggle. And you know that his life's story has been obscured by the controversy of his case, by the vindictive and fallacious narrative told about him by media outlets, both mainstream and right-wing. This new documentary film is here to recast that narrative, to tell the true story of Mumia from his childhood, to the dawn of his political consciousness (as you know at a very young age), to his early career as a journalist, to his incredible output of books and commentaries from Death Row and beyond....
Minneapolis — Transgender activist and author Leslie Feinberg declared in court here on Feb. 4 that she/ze was “not guilty” on a charge of third-degree gross misdemeanor (property damage) for spray-painting “Free CeCe Now” on the walls and pillars of the courthouse/jail in Minneapolis....
Pepe is traveling throughout the US as part of a national tour organized by the Honduras Solidarity Network. Please come to learn about the brutal repression being carried out against the LGBT community in Honduras. But also learn about the heroic resistance of the Honduran people who are organizing against the illegal coup of 2009 and for a new society. Since 2009, over 80 mainly transgender women and gay men have been killed in Honduras....
La Coalición Primero de Mayo Por los Derechos de Los Trabajadores y Los inmigrantes, invita a todas las organizaciones de la Ciudad de New York, para discutir la planeación de la Marcha y Rally del Primero de Mayo, celebrada desde el 2005. / The May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights invites everyone to the Citywide Meeting to discuss plans for the May 1st rally & march as well as for other events throughout the year. This event has been hosted by the Coalition annually since 2005 at Union Square Park....
CeCe McDonald survived a racist, transphobic attack by a group of neofascists, who attacked her and her friends on the streets of South Minneapolis on June 5, 2011....
Philadelphia — United around the goal “Mumia, Free in 4!” — meaning his release in four years — dedicated activists from several U.S. cities, France and Germany gathered at Temple University on Jan. 26 for a conference organized by Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal....
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Of all the words I’ve penned over decades — as a revolutionary journalist and editor; a writer/worker of leaflets, pamphlets and books; and a proud member of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981 — I’m proudest of writing these three words: “Free CeCe Now!”

I spray-painted those words — the peoples’ verdict — on the jailhouse/courthouse fortress walls and pillars at the end of a solidarity “noise” demonstration for CeCe McDonald, in Minneapolis on June 4, 2012....

The 8,800 school bus drivers, matrons and mechanics of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181-1061 have been on strike since January 16th, fighting the anti-union Bloomberg administration's attempt to take away their job and contract security. As the New York State AFL-CIO wrote, "For the first time in 30 years, the mayor has removed a requirement that keeps the most qualified, experienced, and skilled drivers on the job." He did not have to do this and he can put it back legally! ...
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Tickets are now on sale ahead of the official date. Please buy tickets now and/or reach out to ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS to buy pre-sale tickets for the opening weekend, February 1-2-3. The greater the presale, the greater chance the film has of opening in the largest screen at Cinema Village, the greater chance Mumia has of making waves in NYC. We MUST PACK THE HOUSE for Mumia. This may be a film out in the marketplace but it is not our moment, it is his moment and we must make the most of it. Now is the time. ...
As a Cuba solidarity network, we lift our voices to tell Washington and the Venezuelan elite: NO to destabilization efforts in Venezuela, which we fully recognize is also aimed at Cuba's sovereignty. We say: "Hands off the Bolivarian Revolution."...
CeCe McDonald survived a white-supremacist, anti-woman, transphobic hate crime. Today, she is in a cell where sadistic racist and anti-trans guards hold the key. Now, the city of Minneapolis is re-charging Leslie Feinberg with 3rd-Degree Gross Misdemeanor for writing the peoples’ verdict “Free CeCe!” on the jailhouse/courthouse walls on June 4, 2012. ...
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From January 22 to January 31, activists in ten cities across the U.S. will hold various events in solidarity with Venezuela....
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The event at historic Riverside Church’s Assembly Hall the evening of Jan. 12 will long be remembered. Over 350 political, community and anti-war activists, along with U.N. diplomats and consular officials from Cuba, Venezuela, Peru, Iran and Serbia, celebrated both the 85th birthday of human-rights lawyer and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and the 20th anniversary of the International Action Center, an anti-imperialist, anti-racist organization that Clark founded in 1992...
Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on January 10 throughout Venezuela to show their support for legally elected President Hugo Chávez as well as for the Bolivarian Revolution....
In the U.S., the solidarity and progressive movement will organize National Days of Solidarity With Venezuela to send messages of good wishes to President Chavez and to let the people of Venezuela, especially the poor and working people who most benefit from the Bolivarian Revolution know that we will not allow the Obama administration to intervene in Venezuela....
As you probably know, the Solidarity Center including the International Action Center, will be moving to a new office space — 147 W. 24th St., 2nd floor, Manhattan at the end of this month....
New York — More than 8,000 school bus drivers who transport 152,000 pupils in this city every day, many of them children with special needs, were forced to go on strike Jan. 16 to protect not only their jobs but also the safety of the children they serve....
Lynne Stewart's breast cancer is spreading to her lungs and shoulders. She needs immediate treatment NOW. The prison authorities have known this since September....
The Venezuelan people have demonstrated over and over their support and gratitude to President Chavez and clearly remain committed to the process of fundamental change in their country, no matter what. We are confident that the fundamental roots of the Bolivarian Revolution will remain strong and grow....
The event at historic Riverside Church’s Assembly Hall the evening of Jan. 12 will long be remembered. Over 350 political, community and anti-war activists, along with U.N. diplomats and consular officials from Cuba, Venezuela, Peru, Iran and Serbia, celebrated both the 85th birthday of human-rights lawyer and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and the 20th anniversary of the International Action Center, an anti-imperialist, anti-racist organization that Clark founded in 1992. The evening reflected a broad leftist spectrum of respect and admiration for Clark and his principled stances throughout his life. The gala event began with a delectable buffet of mainly Latin American, South Asian and Middle Eastern hors d’oeuvres and dishes prepared and donated by IAC staff and other activist volunteers....
On Jan. 3, as part of its regular condition updates of President Hugo Chávez following his Dec. 11 surgery, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela alerted “the Venezuelan public of a campaign of psychological warfare unleashed by the international media regarding the health of the head of state,” as the Jan. 10 date anticipated for the oath of office for his new six-year presidential term nears....
Since the International Action Center originated in 1992 out of two small rooms in former Attorney General Ramsey Clark’s law office, this organization has played a unique and vital role by combating the U.S. imperialist offensive aimed at reconquering those parts of the world that had won some independence and sovereignty between 1945 and 1991....
More than 1,000 people from throughout New York state converged on Albany Jan. 9 to demand that Gov. Andrew Cuomo respond to the people and not the natural gas corporations by immediately announcing a statewide ban against hydraulic fracturing. The large energy companies in this state and their allies in Albany would like to extract natural gas that is trapped in the widespread rock formation known as Marcellus Shale through the process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking....
Charleston, S.C. — People from the West Coast and across the country traveled to Charleston, S.C., to attend the ninth biannual Southern Human Rights Organizers Conference (SHROC) on Dec. 7-9. The conference was held in a hall belonging to Local 1422 of the International Longshoremen’s Association, which represents thousands of dock workers on the East Coast....
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International Longshore and Warehouse Union locals in the Pacific Northwest continue to work at terminals owned by the Grain Handlers Association after three out of four terminal owners imposed the agri-bosses highly concessionary “last, best and final” offer on Dec. 27. By nearly 94 percent, ILWU members rejected that package, which the ILWU reports demanded “more than 750 changes to a contract that’s made the industry successful for the past 80 years.”...
Just days before a potential strike by more than 14,500 workers at 14 ports along the Eastern U.S. and the Gulf coasts, the International Longshoremen’s union and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) — the port bosses — announced another temporary extension of their collective bargaining agreement until Feb. 6 as negotiations continue. The previous extension would have expired at midnight on Dec. 29....
It is fitting that we gather today. As icy winds whip against the walls of Riverside Church, we celebrate the work and life of Ramsey Clark and the International Action Center — Ramsey’s 85th year and the IAC’s 20....
An exciting Jan. 12 gala is being organized by supporters of the International Action Center to honor and celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary, as well as the 85th birthday of IAC founder Ramsey Clark. The event will be held at the historic Riverside Church in New York City and will raise funds to support the important anti-racist, anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist work of the IAC....
During the 1990's, in Venezuela and in Latin America in general, when the poor were getting poorer and everyone's standard of living was declining precipitously, when we felt that the lights were going out and that our reasons for happiness were evaporating, Hugo Chavez provided his radiant light, the light of the people, of the liberator Simon Bolivar....
Our lease is up on Jan 31! We have to relocate the fabulous Solidarity Center from our home for the past 7 of our 20 years. We have a possible new office almost in hand. But moving in New York City is very expensive, and security deposits require months of advance rent. We need your help ...
While this is not and legally cannot be an ILA- union initiated mobilization, it is supported by ILA rank-and-file leaders in solidarity with the Bangladeshi workers who lost their lives last month in the tragic fire, exploited with slave wages by Walmart and other corporate retail giants....
This year marks the 85th birthday of Ramsey Clark, the founder of the International Action Center. And this year also marks the 20th anniversary of the International Action Center I have had the privilege of both knowing and collaborating with Ramsey for more than 40 years. Perhaps our most important ongoing collaboration, together with Ben Bella (Algeria), Tony Benn (UK) and Karmenu Bonnici (Malta), was being part of the coalition to oppose the Gulf War and to demand an end to the criminal U.S.-led sanctions against the people of Iraq — sanctions that eventually killed more than 1.5 million people and marked only the beginning of the U.S. war against Iraq. At the end of this month, Ramsey will be with us in Managua and will once again receive the love and gratitude that our people have always felt for him. During my tenure as President of the UN General Assembly, Ramsey was my key senior advisor on international law, providing valuable insights into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the so-called “responsibility to protect”— new jargon to mask the old practice of wars of aggression — and the sorely needed reform of the United Nations....
Oakland, Calif. — “Picket line means don’t cross,” chanted striking Service Employees Local 1021 workers and their community supporters as they picketed all seven terminals at the Port of Oakland on Nov. 20. The workers had walked out in an unfair-labor-practices dispute with the port....
Please Join the International Action Center at Our 85th Birthday / 20th Anniversary Gala Celebrating the 85th Birthday of Ramsey Clark: & the 20th Anniversary of the IAC: JAN 12, RIVERSIDE CHURCH, NYC. Ramsey Clark remains a unique political figure in the United States. At great sacrifice he has consistently opposed U.S. intervention abroad and fought for justice at home. He has defended countless individuals and organizations, targets of racism or repression, many who might have otherwise stood alone. From prisoners on Texas death row, to the Attica prison rebels, to Native American leader Leonard Peltier, to Jamil Al-Amin, the Plowshare defendants, Lori Berenson in Peru, to prisoners in the Philippines, Turkey, ­Pakistan, and Egypt — Ramsey Clark has been there for them. He has opposed nuclear weapons, U.S. bases, drone wars and every U.S. aggression, including the most recent dangerous threat of a new war on Iran....
As part of a continuing campaign to secure the repatriation of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan, former U.S. Congress member Cynthia McKinney and International Action Center Co-Director Sara Flounders will travel to Pakistan Dec 2 to 9. Their visit is not the first delegation. It is part of continuing series of meetings organized by Dr Fowzia Siddiqui, Aafia Siddiqui's sister, and the Free Aafia Movement to help to strengthen the international campaign for the release of this Pakistani political prisoner held for years in solitary confinement and sentenced in 2010 to 86 years in U.S. federal prison....
Occupy Sandy and the massive grassroots relief effort show that we, the people, can take matters into our own hands...
Please Join the International Action Center at Our 85th Birthday / 20th Anniversary Gala Celebrating the 85th Birthday of Ramsey Clark: & the 20th Anniversary of the IAC: JAN 12, RIVERSIDE CHURCH, NYC ...
Please Join the International Action Center at Our 85th Birthday / 20th Anniversary Gala Celebrating the 85th Birthday of Ramsey Clark: & the 20th Anniversary of the IAC: JAN 12, RIVERSIDE CHURCH, NYC ...
Please Join the International Action Center at Our 85th Birthday / 20th Anniversary Gala Celebrating the 85th Birthday of Ramsey Clark: & the 20th Anniversary of the IAC: JAN 12, RIVERSIDE CHURCH, NYC ...
Nov. 19 — Israel has launched another brutal military attack on the Palestinian people living in Gaza, a small, densely populated strip of land that houses 1.7 million people. Once again, Israel has the complete backing of the U.S. government, which for decades has bankrolled the Zionist settler state and its military, enabling their many assaults on the Arab and Muslim peoples of the oil-rich region....
ON NOV. 21st the film “Red Dawn” will be released in theaters throughout the United States. This film is vile, racist, war propaganda and must be opposed by all progressive minded people....
Israel continues to attack Gaza, killing innocent people and destroying infrastructure!...
The distribution site was buzzing with activity. Carloads and even a small U-Haul truck of aid were contributed by many volunteers. The area was so heavy with activity that Occupy Sandy organizers had to assign traffic coordinators to make sure donations were not blocking traffic....
Harsh austerity measures have created an economic and social disaster that affects tens of millions across Europe. Greece, Portugal and Spain are particularly hard-hit. A coalition of New York Greek-Americans, groups in solidarity with Greece and working people across Europe have called for a rally at the United Nations Missions of Greece and the European Union on Wednesday, November 14, 2012....
All activists fighting for real change need time, space and discussion to grapple with the still unfolding crisis, total disarray and infrastructure breakdown that has followed Hurricane Sandy. We need to prepare for the corporate onslaught of the 'fiscal cliff' and evaluate months of election saturation that dealt with none of the real issues facing the planet....
Many Native people do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgraims and other European settlers....
The material aid gathered will be delivered to hard hit communities in Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan, Jersey City, Queens and elsewhere in coordination with groups who heroically came to the forefront and provided assistance such as CAAAV, Occupy Sandy, Peoples Power Movement, Anakbayan and others. These groups came together faster than FEMA or the Red Cross, organizations who have billions of the people's money but who are stymied by bureaucracy and a lack of genuine concern for the people....
Following this join the Peoples Power Assembly in a “people to people” relief effort. We will distribute water, do free blood pressure screenings at the nearby Chelsea community and help in food distribution....
“I am the proud father of Alan Blueford, murdered by the Oakland police,” stated Adam Blueford. His spouse, Jera­lynn Blueford, added, “Alan’s murder was arbitrary, unnecessary and racist.  It’s sad to say but he was shot down because of the color of his skin. They profiled him by saying he looked suspicious.”...
During the last 19 months of chaotic civil war in Syria, with opposition rebels armed by the U.S., NATO and the Gulf monarchies through Turkey, have you ever heard Syrian government representatives defend their government’s position regarding the fighting in their country? If you live in the imperialist U.S. or Europe, your answer is probably “never.” Why? Syrian television stations are banned by sanctions, and corporate-owned television hardly ever offers the “enemy” sound bites. Even in other Arabic-speaking countries, the Syrian position has been drowned out by the anti-Syrian propaganda from Qatar and Saudi Arabia....
For over a year and a half we've been hearing about what's going on in the Middle East, and the so-called ‘Arab Spring’.  Yet with all the proclamations of ‘free press’ we seldom hear the voices of those most affected by war and terrorism....
Solidarity with the victims and their families...
he 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan was not forgotten by anti-imperialist activists inside the United States. From New York City to Los Angeles, and in dozens of cities in between, the ongoing war and occupation were denounced at actions held Oct. 5-7. Initiated by the United National Antiwar Coalition and related organizations, the series of protests demanded “U.S./NATO out of Afghanistan!” “Hands off Syria!” “Don’t attack Iran!” “No more drone attacks!” and “No sanctions!” Following are outlines of actions in several cities....
On Thursday, at 3:00 PM in front of the MTA headquarters, anti-war activists, Muslim clergy and others will hold a press conference to announce legal action to prevent the MTA from blocking ads countering war, hate and racism. ...
Faced with the risk that the escalating tension between Syria and Turkey will lead to an open NATO attack on Syria, either directly or through the Turkish army, the Platform Against Imperialist War CALLS UPON THE POPULATION TO REACT WITH DETERMINATION TO OPPOSE THIS NEW AGGRESSION FROM THE IMPERIALIST POWERS OF THE U.S., THE EU AND ISRAEL....
I am dedicating the 20th-anniversary author edition of “Stone Butch Blues” to CeCe McDonald and the ever growing struggle to free her....
New York — The capitalist media waged a frenzied war campaign against Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejahd while the United Nations was in session the end of September. This propaganda campaign was designed to create popular support for “regime change” in Iran so that Wall Street can take over that country’s oil resources....
The autopsy report released Oct. 2 officially ruled Anthony Anderson’s death a homicide. The report showed he died from a ruptured spleen, severe blunt trauma injuries, six to 10 broken ribs and other injuries. The Baltimore People’s Assembly – including Anderson’s family – is calling for the jailing of killer cops....
Money is the lifeblood of capitalism.More and more, the bankers have it locked away in their vaults and don’t know what to do with it. They already face that most irrational feature of capitalism, “overproduction,” which to them means that corporations aren’t expanding because there’s not much of a market for more goods and services, so therefore companies aren’t borrowing money and the bankers are stuck with cash that’s just sitting there, not drawing interest....
The International Action Center plans to submit an ad opposed to racism, anti-Muslim bigotry and war to the MTA on Friday morning, Sept. 28. The IAC ads are in response to the racist ads posted in NYC subway stations — placed by Pam Geller from Stop Islamization of America and American Freedom Defense Initiative. Geller's ads refer to Muslim community members as being "savages" among other offensive language....
Racism is a weapon of war. We stand in solidarity with victims of police, state, and racial violence and build links to people under attack – Muslims, Sikhs, immigrant workers, death row prisoners, ­African-American and Latino youth, social justice ­activists are all targets in an atmosphere of escalating racism and repression....
The International Action Center has contracted with MTA to run 10 ads opposed to racism, anti-Muslim bigotry and war. The IAC ads will be in NYC subway stations in one week, starting Monday, Oct 8. They are in response to the racist ads posted in NYC subway stations — placed by Pam Geller from Stop Islamization of America and American Freedom Defense Initiative. Geller's ads refer to Muslim community members as being "savages" among other offensive language. Two years ago around the 9-11 date Pamela Geller, in a well-funded media campaign, tried to whip up in NYC the same climate of bigotry and intolerance against Muslims with an ugly campaign against the building of an Islamic Center blocks from the World Trade Center. The International Action Center with a broad coalition of forces challenged this campaign to demonize Muslims. Many thousands of people responded with mass rallies and meetings. A strong, united public challenge to the racist, bigoted forces helped to turn the ugly climate around. It is essential that all those outraged by the racist, pro-violent message be able to see a different message. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) publicly stated that in order to protect freedom of speech, they must accept extreme right-wing racist Geller's $6,000 for 10 ads in the largest mass transit system in the western hemisphere with 8.5 million daily riders. The IAC is an all volunteer organization without funding,a except many small individual donations. It has advanced the funds to undertake this campaign because we felt it was important to counter the 'hate messaging' of Geller. But we hope many people will step forward to help carry the costs....
This week the MTA issued another slap in the face to its riders. As if the new round of fare hikes weren't enough, it carried racist, anti-Muslim ads in ten NY subway stations. ...
Some 1 million of Portugal’s 11 million people held massive marches in Lisbon, Oporto and 38 other cities and towns to condemn the austerity policies of the troika — the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund — and of the three parties backing austerity in Parliament....
During the period of September 18 to October 1, 2012, heads of states and high-level officials from the world over will be gathering in New York to address the 67th session of the U.N. General Assembly. Pakistan USA Freedom Forum sees this as an ideal time for all peace-loving people to send a clear message to the UN and the world and demand: ...
The International Action Center joins the call by the United National Antiwar Coalition for demonstrations, meetings, vigils or other actions for the weekend of Oct. 5-7, along with protests internationally in 3 cities in Canada - Vancouver, Toronto, Windsor and protests in London, Tehran, Iran and Islamabad, Pakistan to mark the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan....
Following on what organizers describe as a hugely successful community gathering of over 2000 people at Riverside Church, a coalition of sponsoring groups is calling for a meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo at his New York office on September 26 to discuss shutting down the notorious Attica Correctional Facility....
The massive, angry demonstrations and attacks on U.S. embassies sweeping through the Muslim world comes in the context of a campaign against Muslims carried out by the U.S. government in an attempt to justify their wars against Muslim countries. This campaign includes preemptive prosecutions where FBI agents create phony plots and encourage behavior that can be prosecuted and attacks on civil liberties at home; the Peter King hearings; NYPD spying on Muslims; raids and detentions; and states that have passed anti-Muslim laws. It includes the physical attacks on Muslims, on mosques and on people who racist whites think are Muslims, like Sikhs, and opposition to Muslim building projects like Park 51 and much more....
Charlotte, N.C. — Over 300 Southern workers, trade unionists and community allies gathered for the Southern Workers Assembly on Sept. 3, Labor Day, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention. The Wedgewood Baptist Church was packed and supporters had to stand beside the pews. There was a feeling in the air that Southern labor was uniting to forge a historic new direction, towards rank-and-file-led social justice trade unionism, particularly to challenge right-to-work (for less) laws and combat racism....
he United National Anti-war Coalition has called for protest actions across the country on the anniversary of the imperialist U.S. invasion of Afghanistan....
Drop the charges against Leslie Feinberg: Court re-charges transgender author for action supporting CeCe McDonald Call the City Attorney today! ...
Charlotte, N.C. — Called “the March on Wall Street South,” a demonstration confronting the banks and corporations headquartered here that are wreaking havoc across the country filled the uptown streets of this Southern financial center on Sept. 2....
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hirty-four African miners were killed by police on Aug. 16 in Marikana, South Africa. Another 78 were wounded and 259 were arrested.These platinum miners were striking against Lonmin PLC-based in London-for living wages and safety. Every month a worker dies in the mines owned by Lonmin....
Charlotte, N.C. — Volunteer activists with the March on Wall Street South coalition are in high gear mobilizing for a week of protest actions Sept. 1-6 around the Democratic National Convention. These events include a Festivaliberacion on Sept. 1, a march and rally on Sept. 2, and a Southern Workers Assembly on Sept. 3....
The people must prepare to defend ourselves against the life-threatening and ever-intensifying economic and social misery that Wall Street and its politicians are imposing on us, including endless war....
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Residents of Tampa Bay, Fla., are about to have their lives disrupted, not by a hurricane but by the heavily scripted exercise in political propaganda that is the Republican National Convention. Starting Aug. 27, roads and bridges will be closed, area businesses and schools shuttered, transportation services altered and heavily armed police will be everywhere. For four days, those who call Tampa Bay home will be excluded from the downtown convention area and subject to police search....
The International Action Center will be marching and urges all progressives to join in with the Coalition to March on the RNC in Tampa, FLA on August 27 . And on September 2, we will join with the Coalition to March on Wall St South;in Charlotte, NC for a March for Jobs and Justice at the start of the DNC....
On the day following the 41st anniversary of the Attica­massacre of courageous prisoners rising up against intolerable oppression, we come together to fight mass ­incarceration and to demand the closing of Attica as a symbolic commitment to this larger goal. We build on the powerful commemoration that took place last September 9 at Riverside Church....
Ed Childs, chief steward of UNITE HERE Local 26 in Boston, has been in Charlotte since Aug. 1, hitting the streets, meeting and talking with poor and working people throughout the city as part of organizing efforts for the March on Wall Street South on Sept. 2....
Organizing is in high gear for protests outside the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa, Fla., respectively. In Charlotte, the Sept. 2 “March on Wall Street South” will target the big banks that are headquartered in that city as well as the Democrats’ role in keeping up the status quo of the wealthy 1% or ruling elite....
Charlotte, N.C. — Members and supporters of the March on Wall Street South: Building People’s Power at the DNC Coalition held an all-day national organizing conference at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Aug. 11. With only three weeks left to mobilize for the coalition’s protest activities scheduled for Sept. 1-6 around the Democratic National Convention, organizers gave reportbacks, conducted workshops, made outreach plans, provided cultural presentations, developed relationships with other participants and much more. Events scheduled or supported by the coalition include the Festivaliberación Sept. 1, the major MOWSS march and rally Sept. 2, and the Southern Workers Assembly Sept. 3....
New York — Joseph “Jazz” Hayden, age 71, is an African-American Harlem resident. On his neighborhood “cop watch” beat, armed with his camera, he videotapes police brutality against Harlem residents, including unlawful stop-and-frisks. Hayden has been a longtime community activist and police reform advocate fighting to end the racially biased harassment of people of color....
New York — Joseph “Jazz” Hayden, age 71, is an African-American Harlem resident. On his neighborhood “cop watch” beat, armed with his camera, he videotapes police brutality against Harlem residents, including unlawful stop-and-frisks. Hayden has been a longtime community activist and police reform advocate fighting to end the racially biased harassment of people of color. In December 2011, Hayden was stopped by police. He and his car were searched, resulting in his arrest. He was charged with two counts of felony possession of weapons. The weapons were a commemorative mini-replica of a baseball bat and a pen knife. Each count carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison....
New York — Representatives from the New York metropolitan region met on Aug. 1 to forge plans to demonstrate at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions....
We demand equal access to employment, housing, healthcare and education NOW! Equal Rights Now! Show Your Outrage over Passing of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBTQ Marriage Amendment 1!...
IAC joins other progressive organizations in urging people to sign on to the following statement on FBI raids and grand jury repression in Portland, Ore., and Olympia and Seattle, Wash....
The city of Anaheim is about a 40- to 50-minute drive south of Los Angeles and is the home of Disneyland. Yet the terror of police repression — so familiar in the Black, Latino/a and immigrant communities of Los Angeles — was unleashed in Anaheim twice, on July 21 and 22....
Organizing for the March on Wall Street South is going full speed ahead in Charlotte and across North Carolina and beyond....
Thousands of HIV-positive people and activists from all over the globe came to the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July to confront big drug companies and wealthy capitalist nations and to demand cheaper drugs and desperately needed prevention and treatment programs. ...
Mobilizing has begun around the country for the March on Wall Street South: protest actions between Sept. 1 and 6 around the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Activities will include a Sept. 1 Festivaliberación!, focused on youth, students and immigrants; a Sept. 2 March on Wall Street South; and a Sept. 3 Southern Workers Assembly....
This year, the International AIDS Conference is being held in Washington, D.C., a city with one of the highest HIV rates in the world. At 3 percent, the HIV rate in this country’s capital is close to that of Sub-Saharan Africa’s 5 percent rate. (unaids.org) This situation prevails despite the enormous wealth held by the 1% and the existence of a monumental academic and scientific establishment....
Teachers, students with jobless futures and indentured to enormous loan debt, and public workers from the U.S. will travel to Tijuana, Mexico, for the Aug. 17 through 19 Ninth U.S./Cuba/Mexico/Latin America Labor Conference. The conference will be preceded by a 3-day seminar from Aug. 15 through 17 led by instructors from the Cuban Workers Central Union’s Lázaro Peña Workers School. The Aug. 17 evening program will uplift the struggle to free the Cuban 5 — Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Ramón Labañino Salazar, René González Sehwerert, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez and Fernando González Llort — unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. since 1998....
U.S./Cuba/Mexico/Latin America Labor Conference Aug 17 - 19...
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Hundreds of striking coal miners marched 285 miles from Asturias on Spain’s north coast to the capital city of Madrid, where thousands of other workers joined them as they entered the city. Hundreds of thousands of others came to show solidarity as the miners’ three-week trek ended with a massive demonstration on July 11....
After a major victory last month that won permits to march, organizers with the Coalition to March on Wall Street South are moving forward with their plans for demonstrations before and during the Democratic National Convention. The convention will be held in Charlotte, N.C., during the first week of September....
A New York City march on June 28 to celebrate the third year of resistance to the U.S.-sponsored coup in Honduras turned into a protest of the recent parliamentary coup in Paraguay as well. The International Action Center’s Committee in Solidarity with the Caribbean and Latin America, joined by activists from Honduras, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Ecuador, rallied near Times Square and then marched to the United Nations, stopping and chanting at the Honduran and Paraguayan consulates on the way....
Demonstrations against U.S./NATO military intervention in Syria were held in at least 29 cities coast-to-coast in the United States during the week ending July 1. The United National Antiwar Coalition had called the protests and demanded: Hands off Syria and Iran! End the drone wars! and Money for jobs, education and health care, not endless war! Following are brief descriptions of some of these actions....
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On June 23, activists from the International Action Center joined in solidarity with the Peoples Organization for Progress at a rally in Newark, N.J. Held in the heart of the city’s downtown shopping district, this rally was the 363nd consecutive daily protest. POP intends to continue until the number of days equals the number of days of the 1955 Montgomery, Ala. bus boycott that sparked the Civil Rights Movement....
Jun 29, 2012
HANDS OFF SYRIA
The Turkish regime, in cahoots with the NATO powers, has carried out a provocation against the Syrian people that threatens a new war of imperialist conquest in Western Asia. That’s the message out of Brussels on June 26, where a cynical meeting of NATO labeled Syria the “aggressor.” Why? Because Syria’s air defenses shot down a Turkish plane flying low and fast into its airspace as it was about to reach its territory. The Turkish government even admitted that its RF4E Phantom jet had flown into Syria’s airspace on June 22 — “erroneously.” Western governments and corporate media immediately heaped the blame on Syria — making it obvious that a planned provocation is in progress. Important sections of the anti-war and progressive movement in the United States have reacted to this new war thacreat, calling actions during the week of June 23 to July 1 to protest NATO war moves. They have also called for “day after” actions following any new U.S., NATO or Turkish aggression against Syria....
The growing threat of war against Syria is escalating! Recently, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Russia not to get in the way of US backed efforts to force out the government of President Assad. The U.S. supplied Turkish jet shot down over Syria has heightened tensions. While Washington and its NATO allies openly funds and arms mercenary forces in Syria, the corporate media is making every effort to overwhelm us with calls for another "Humanitarian War"....
The growing threats of war against Syria are alarming. Recently, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Russia not to get in the way of US backed efforts to force out the government of President Assad. The corporate media is making every effort to overwhelm us with calls for another “Humanitarian War”. The drum beat of aggression against Iran grows daily as well. The coup by the U.S. funded and trained Egyptian military, overturning the first popularly elected government in recent history is another ominous warning. The threat of new war is real while US drone attacks are an expanding form of anonymous war....
During the past three years, the Turkish state has imprisoned some 8000 citizens under the guise of fighting terrorism. In a wave of detentions known as the “KCK operations,” it has targeted activists, academics, journalists, lawyers, students, elected officials, translators and publishers on account of their democratic activities in support of the rights demanded by Kurdish citizens in Turkey....
Cars, buses and vans of labor and community activists will form a Caravan to Washington, DC, in the early hours of Thursday, June 28, to join a mushrooming national hunger strike to save postal services and jobs....
Eight people continue to be held in jail in Chicago, arrested before or during the protests against the NATO summit in Chicago in May. Four of the men face terrorism-related charges and the other four serious felonies, while the NATO generals responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands have left town to return to their occupation of Afghanistan and plotting for their next war. ...
A special event — “Activists want Charles Barron in Congress” — was held at the Solidarity Center in New York City June 8. Barron, a city councilperson, is running for U.S. Representative for Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District. The primary election takes place June 26....
The world crisis in education and the attack on public workers is the theme for a special U.S./Cuba/Mexico/Latin America/North America conference Aug. 17-19 in Tijuana, Mexico, which is next door to San Diego....
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Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald, a 24-year-old African-American transgender woman from Minneapolis, was sentenced June 4 to 41 months in prison for defending herself against a brutal attack by neofascists who verbally and physically assaulted McDonald and her friends outside a bar in June 2011. McDonald, who courageously defended herself and her friends against anti-trans, anti-woman, racist slurs and violence, was the only one arrested, charged and jailed at the time....
In Chicago, long known as “the Windy City,” people are witnessing mega gales of wind as NATO comes to town....
On the evening of June 4th, Leslie Feinberg--renowned transgender activist and author of Stone Butch Blues and Trans Liberation--was arrested in solidarity with Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald. CeCe McDonald is a 24-year-old African American transgender woman who was walking with a group of her friends in Minneapolis on the night of June 5th, 2011. As CeCe and her friends walked by the Schooner Tavern, a group of white bar patrons began shouting racist and transphobic slurs at them. One of the women in the group smashed her beer glass across CeCe's face. In CeCe's struggle to defend her life from this violent attack, one of her attackers died. CeCe was quickly arrested and charged with two counts of second degree murder. In May 2012, CeCe accepted a plea agreement to a reduced charge of second degree manslaughter by negligence, and on June 4th she received a 41-month prison sentence. On June 5th, 2012, she was transferred to a men's prison in St. Cloud, MN....
On May 9 – one day before 5,000 anti-NATO protesters took to the streets of downtown Chicago – 8 anti-racist activists allegedly disrupted an “economic summit” held by members of the Illinois European Heritage Association (IEHA) at a restaurant in Tinley Park, a Chicago suburb....
The Coalition to March on Wall Street South announced a major victory on May 29. The city of Charlotte granted conditional approval for permits for the Sept. 2 March on Wall Street South — after more than eight months of march and parks permit requests, a national petition campaign and threats of legal action. The march will take place one day prior to the Democratic National Convention....
Quebec’s university students have been waging a determined battle in the past four months to stop the provincial government from carrying through a 75 percent tuition hike....
The Democratic National Convention is being held in Charlotte, North Carolina during the first week in September. Charlotte has become known as the "Wall Street of the South" because it is home of Bank of America's world headquarters; Wells Fargo's eastern regional headquarters; all kinds of other dirty corporations and banks, and has the second largest concentration of finance capital behind NYC. North Carolina is also the least unionized state in the country....
Quebec students, who have been striking for three months for lower tuition and demonstrating each of the last 25 nights including May 18, have now targeted Law 78, adopted by the Quebec parliament a day earlier....
This city was the scene of an historic outpouring of activism and indignation on May 20, when at least 15,000 people rallied and marched in opposition to the imperialist war policies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The demonstration took place in defiance of state and ruling-class intimidation, which was engineered by the city administration and the corporate media under the aegis of the White House and the Pentagon. For weeks the local and national pro-business and military-friendly media had been inundated with reports of possible street violence and mass arrests. It was an attempt to discourage people from coming to Chicago for a series of activities that began on the weekend of May 12-13 with a People’s Summit. ...
We are at a critical time. The trial for Carlos Montes will start June 20, and run for a week. We need you to pack the courtroom. Your presence during his trial will make the difference between his freedom and prison time!...
The International Action Center congratulates the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War and Poverty Agenda (CANG8) for a well-organized, powerful united mass rally with a focused message against NATO, NATO's wars, growing repression and the disastrous cuts in every social program. May 20 was, despite all the threats and violence baiting, the largest antiwar demonstration in many years....
The International Action Center congratulates the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War and Poverty Agenda (CANG8) for a well-organized, powerful united mass rally with a focused message against NATO, NATO's wars, growing repression and the disastrous cuts in every social program. May 20 was, despite all the threats and violence baiting, the largest antiwar demonstration in many years....
Movement activists are poised to protest the frame-up of veteran Chicano organizer Carlos Montes in Los Angeles. Montes’ trial is set for May 15....
The second-degree murder trial of Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald in Minneapolis started April 30 and ended May 2. McDonald’s situation highlights the anti-transgender bigotry and racism rampant in society, as well as the inability of the “justice” system to mete out justice for the oppressed....
Below is the press release issued by the National Lawyers Guild about the criminal actions of the Chicago Police Department against prominent Occupy Chicago activists....
The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke partnered with Occupy Atlanta, the International Action Center and other organizations to stage a two-prong action at the annual Coca-Cola stockholders’ meeting, held at the Cobb Galleria in suburban Atlanta on April 25....
Longtime Los Angeles Chicano activist and organizer Carlos Montes will go on trial May 15 on trumped-up charges that amount to political persecution. Montes’ supporters are mobilizing for his legal and popular defense....
Carlos Montes goes on trial Tuesday, May 15, to 22, 2012 because District Attorney Steve Cooley is moving forward with the FBI-initiated political prosecution against this long time Chicano leader and anti-war, labor, and immigrant rights activist. Along with the FBI, District Attorney Steve Cooley is attempting to imprison Carlos Montes on charges stemming from 42 years ago....
The International Action Center urges you to take immediate action on the appeal below in solidarity with 2,000 Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike in the prisons of the U.S.-backed Israeli apartheid regime....
Over the last several months, a grouping within the Occupy Wall Street movement has met hundreds of times to discuss getting involved with May Day. The discussions and deliberations in these meetings exemplify how much the events that erupted on Wall Street last September signify that a movement has been born in this country....
A broad array of immigrant rights groups, day laborers, grassroots unionists, street vendors, community organizations and some of the city’s most important labor unions have joined the youthful Occupy Wall Street movement in calling on everyone to be in Union Square on May Day....
The Coalition to Protest at the Democratic National Convention held its national organizing conference April 14 in Charlotte to discuss action plans. Activists from throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Detroit, Atlanta, New York City and Philadelphia discussed and adopted action plans for the first week in September....
A new generation of activists has grasped the central, repressive role of NATO on a world scale. They will join the protest in Chicago on May 20 against a NATO summit scheduled there. Their involvement in this and further actions will strengthen the movement against U.S./NATO wars of aggression....
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Close to 1,000 people from around the U.S. protested in front of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. on April 24, the 58th birthday of political prisoner – Mumia Abu-Jamal – to demand his release. ...
The “5 Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington, D.C.” are over, but its broad and unified call to the Obama administration continues to echo: Open the U.S. prison doors and return Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González, Antonio Guerrero and Rene González to their Cuban homeland....
On December 9, 2011 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, over 1,100 people gathered to mark the 30th anniversary of Mumia Abu-Jamal's incarceration. Archbishop Desmond Tutu asked our nation to "rise to the challenge of reconciliation, human rights, and justice" and called for Mumia's "immediate release." And when Frances Goldin--Mumia's literary agent--called on the audience to OCCUPY the Justice Department, the call was met with a roar of excitement....
Activists from around the world will gather in Washington, D.C., on April 24 to occupy the Justice Department and demand the full release of radical journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Their motivation stems from the historic peoples’ victory that removed Abu-Jamal from death row and stopped the state’s repeated efforts to kill him. ...
From September 1-6, 2012, poor and working people from across the world will march on the Wall Street of the South in Charlotte, North Carolina....
In Florida in 1998, five Cuban men were arrested and eventually tried on trumped-up charges of conspiracy to commit espionage, and given sentences ranging from 15 years to 2 live terms plus 15 years....
On April 28, women will march and rally in state capitals and major U.S. cities against the recent attacks on women and in defense of women’s rights. This initiative, started by two women on Feb. 19 with a Facebook page titled, “Organizing Against the War on Women,” has caught fire with angry women all over the country. ...
Protests have continued around the country demanding justice for the African-American youth, Trayvon Martin, who was gunned down by vigilante George Zimmerman on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. The following are news reports from some of those actions that helped to pressure authorities to arrest Zimmerman on April 11....
In 2006, immigrant workers and their supporters revived May Day as part of a spring of actions against the Sensenbrenner bill which attempted to criminalize immigrants, especially the undocumented....
Congratulations on being part of the historic victory which got Mumia off death row! The amazing 30-year-old international movement to free Mumia did it. Despite great efforts to kill Mumia by the state of Pennsylvania and all its backers -- the courts, the police, the corporate institutions and the politicians who hate him for telling the truth about who runs America -- we stopped them from killing our brother....
On December 9, 2011 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, over 1,100 people gathered to mark the 30th anniversary of Mumia Abu-Jamal's incarceration. Archbishop Desmond Tutu asked our nation to "rise to the challenge of reconciliation, human rights, and justice" and called for Mumia's "immediate release." And when Frances Goldin--Mumia's literary agent--called on the audience to OCCUPY the Justice Department, the call was met with a roar of excitement. ...
A historic unity has been achieved in NYC. Immigrant groups, labor, the Occupy Wall Street and progressive movement have united for one single demonstration at Union Square on Tuesday, May 1st....
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Starting this weekend, solidarity friends from different U.S. cities, Canada and Europe will gather in the capital of the United States to denounce the colossal injustice committed against the Cuban 5 and to demand that President Obama  immediately release these men whose only crime was to defend their people from the scourge of terrorism.  Until the Cuban 5 return to their homeland the solidarity movement will continue to demand that the U.S. government grant regular visas to all the family members of the Five....
On August 27, 2012, while the Republican National Convention selects a candidate for president, we will be marching in the streets of Tampa, Florida demanding jobs, healthcare, education, equality and peace. We will let the entire world know, "We have had enough of the endless attacks on the rights of working people and our standard of living!" We will defend Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. We will defend ourselves against union busting. We will defend our children's right to an affordable, quality education. We want money spent on human needs, not on wars overseas and corporate greed....
A historic unity has been achieved in NYC. Immigrant groups, labor, the Occupy Wall Street and progressive movement have united for one single demonstration at Union Square on Tuesday, May 1st....
Activities include lobbying, lit distribution, documentary film screenings, public cultural events. Personalities, actors and artists, union leaders, writers, researchers, and activists from the U.S. and abroad will gather in D.C. for these days....
Momentum is building for concentrated activity in Washington DC, as a growing list of endorsers who support changing relations with Cuba embrace 5 days for the Cuban 5, April 17 to 21. Last week Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers and actor Danny Glover both agreed to participate in the largest of the public events, "Obama Give me Five" on Friday April 20th at 6:00 pm. The evening of exhibits, speakers and poetry will take place at the Festival Center, located at 1640 Columbia Road, NW, Washington....
As national outrage has grown against the racist murder of Trayvon Martin, protests have taken place around the country, many on a day or two’s notice in large and small cities and towns. Everyone who has participated is demanding justice in this case and the immediate arrest of George Zimmerman, the vigilante who killed the 17-year-old African-American youth in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26....
A rally and march denouncing Wall Street’s war on women took place March 31 in New York City in commemoration of International Working Women’s Day, March 8. Despite cold, windy, damp and drizzly weather, women activists and their supporters rallied at the bull, a tourist attraction on Wall Street that represents the interests of the 1% — the bankers and bosses....
Picture the Homeless was "informed" by the NY Post on Friday, March 30, that The Post had obtained a leaked letter from the New York City Council directing the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to freeze PTH funding in the wake of a misleading and racially-charged article the Post ran last Sunday. Picture the Homeless has not received any letter or other communication from the City Council regarding this matter, though HPD officials contacted PTH on Thursday and directed PTH to turn over certain business records....
Monica Moorehead, a March 31st organizer, states, “Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, has told the world that her son is everybody's son. It is in this spirit that our coalition encourages all mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, nieces, girlfriends and spouses of all ages, nationalities, gender expressions and sexual preferences to attend along with men.”...
March 26 — The Million Hoodie marches calling for justice for Trayvon Martin and an end to institutionalized racism are spreading like wildfire, with protests from coast to coast....
March 26 — Exactly one month ago on Feb. 26, Trayvon Martin was just another unknown African American whose young life was tragically and brutally cut short. What a difference a month makes. Today Trayvon Martin’s name has become a universal rallying cry for justice in every nook and cranny of the unjust U.S....
Honduras Solidarity Event - 3/26/12 @6:00 PM - @International Action Center...
Special prosecutor, Angela Corey, stated on April 9 that a grand jury will not hear the case of vigilante, George Zimmerman, who lynched by bullet our brother and son, Trayvon Martin, on Feb. 26. Therefore, the investigation will continue without an arrest. Trayvon Martin was just another unknown African American whose young life was tragically and brutally cut short. What a difference a month makes. Today Trayvon Martin’s name has become a universal rallying cry for justice in every nook and cranny of the unjust U.S.His death has come to symbolize every young person of color’s nightmare as they rightfully fear becoming a victim of senseless violence — be it at the hand of a police officer, a prison guard or a racist vigilante — because of how they look and dress. Martin was stalked by vigilante George Zimmerman as he was returning home from picking up a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles for his younger brother in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., where he was visiting his father. On 911 tapes, Zimmerman said that Martin looked “suspicious” because he was wearing a hoodie. The police dispatcher told Zimmerman not to pursue Martin, but he did so anyway. Zimmerman later revised this to claim that Martin was pursuing him. The armed Zimmerman outweighed the unarmed 17-year-old Martin by 90 pounds. ...
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The People’s Power tour was launched in New York on March 11. The tour seeks to bring working, poor and oppressed people into a nationwide discussion to help develop a unifying fightback program of action. Its literature points to the life-and-death social issues that are intensified by the current global capitalist economic crisis, such as “unemployment, low wages, foreclosures, police and ICE terror, racist incarcerations, hunger and homelessness.”...
March 21 — Thousands of outraged people from all walks of life gathered at Union Square in New York City tonight to protest the brutal murder of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American, on Feb. 26. Martin was shot to death by a racist vigilante, George Zimmerman, in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., near Orlando. Zimmerman stalked Martin, claiming that he looked “suspicious” because he was wearing a hoodie....
TRAYVON MARTIN a 17-year-old African-American youth, was shot in the chest and killed at point-blank range by a vigilante on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. Martin was unarmed as he was returning from a store when his young life was tragically cut short. The man who shot him, George Zimmerman — who lived in a gated community — has not been arrested as of this writing...
Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American youth, was shot in the chest and killed at point-blank range by a vigilante on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. Martin was unarmed as he was returning from a store when his young life was tragically cut short. The man who shot him, George Zimmerman — who lived in a gated community — has not been arrested as of this writing....
The blood-curdling action of a U.S. sergeant who stormed into the homes of Afghan civilians and blew away 16 people, including children, is not an isolated one as the Pentagon war makers are projecting. Even President Barack Obama’s “apology” cannot hide the fact that maintaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan is the broader crime....
On Dec. 5, 2008, workers at a Chicago factory made history. When the Republic Windows and Doors management told them, with no advance notice, that they were out of a job and had lost their health benefits, 260 members of United Electrical Workers Local 1110 occupied the plant....
On that day we will say that we are all Mumia, we are all immigrants, we are all prisoners, we are all Bradley Manning, we are all poor, we are all Palestinian, we are all Troy Davis, we are all political prisoners, we are all occupiers!!! ...
Encourage a nationwide discussion on developing a PEOPLES POWER program demanding jobs, housing and education, an end to all social inequalities including racism, sexism and LGBTQ oppression, the massive deportations and imperialist war. Let's target the root of these ills—the capitalist system—and the need to end this brutal system of exploitation;...
The May 1st coalition, other immigrant groups, sectors from the labor movement as well as the Occupy Wall Street movement are all meeting to discuss May Day 2012...
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No longer can soothing words from the White House, the State Department or the Pentagon cover up the intolerable brutality of the U.S.-NATO war of occupation in Afghanistan. ...
WOMEN are deeply impacted by the global capitalist economic crisis caused by the 1%, made up of bankers, bosses and politicians like New York 's Mayor Michael Bloomberg who exploit the world’s 99%.  The Can We Live! Campaign is a struggle-oriented program to bring together and to organize initiatives on economic and political issues, not just during March -- International Working Women’s Month -- but year round.  Its 10-point program asks the fundamental question: Can We Live when the 1% deprives us of: Access to healthy, toxic-free food; Jobs, not jails—Promote the right to organize; Defend public workers, a livable wage and/or guaranteed income and Social Security; end discrimination based on age, nationality, disability; Demand pay equity; cancel credit card and student debt; Healthcare for all—Demand reproductive justice; hands off Medicare and Medicaid; restore and expand all social programs; Free quality education from the cradle to the grave; Housing as a human right—No foreclosures, evictions, and utility shutoffs; end homelessness; A clean environment; Legalization, not deportation—Unite families; end Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids; No domestic and state violence against WOMEN—Stop sexual exploitation, trafficking and police brutality; restore safe houses; No imperialist war—Stop all violence against WOMEN in the military and in occupied lands; bring the troops home; Full rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people....
Voice your opposition to this phony debate on whether military attack or sanctions and sabotage should be used to attack Iran. Both sides of this debate are promoting war with Iran and the death and destruction of yet another country in the Middle East. The only debate is what weapons to use....
A settlement has been trumpeted between the federal government and 49 state attorneys general with Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial “to address mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure abuses.” (Department of Justice, Feb. 9) While acknowledging the massive fraud perpetrated by these institutions in carrying out foreclosures, the agreement provides minimal compensation for the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost their homes....
Update: On Feb. 21 the Guardian (Britain) reported that Adnan had agreed to end his hunger strike in exchange for his release from detention on April 17....
The struggle to free Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald in Minneapolis deserves wide publicity and support. McDonald, 23, is an African-American transgender woman who was brutally attacked by racist, anti-lesbian/gay/bi/trans/queer bigots on June 5. As is often the case in a society permeated by racism, sexism and anti-LGBTQ bigotry and oppression, McDonald, the victim and survivor, was the only person charged after the attack. She goes on trial April 30 on charges of second-degree murder and intent to commit murder....
The Coalition to Protest at the DNC held its first press conference on January 18 in Charlotte outside of the Time Warner Cable Arena, where the Democratic National Convention will be held September 3-6. More than three dozen organizations, including labor, anti-war, civil rights, anti-foreclosure, immigrants rights, student and youth groups, and many prominent movement activists have joined together to initiate a coalition that, among other things, calls for:...
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Khader Adnan has been on hunger strike for 63 days – one day for each year of the occupation of Palestine; one day, one year, of steadfastness, resilience, resistance, and dignity in the face of occupation and oppression. His courage and commitment must inspire us all to act to amplify his message, support his action, demand his freedom – and the freedom of Palestine....
The jailing of courageous 72-year-old human rights attorney Lynne Stewart is an attempt by the U.S. government to silence dissent, curtail vigorous defense lawyers, and instill fear in those who would fight against the U.S. government’s racism, seek to help Arabs and Muslims being prosecuted for free speech, and defend the rights of all oppressed people. Stewart has spent her life defending poor and unpopular defendants....
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Anti-war organizations from across the United States and 6 other countries came together on Saturday, Feb. 4, to protest the rising crescendo of threats against Iran. In more than 30 states and 80 cities, large and small, groups joined forces to raise four key demands. "No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations!" was the slogan on the lead banner of the New York demonstration, which was sponsored by an ad hoc committee of several groups. Many placards and hand-made signs also pointed to Wall Street and the banks as the real danger, not Iran. The corporate media have been reporting for weeks that the Israeli regime is weighing an attack on Iran aimed at dismantling its nuclear program. Yet even former U.S. intelligence officers point out that Iran's nuclear development is entirely peaceful; it is not building any nuclear weapons. (See "Divining the Truth About Iran" by Ray McGovern, published by commondreams.org.) Yet totally unsubstantiated claims to the contrary form the basis on which Israel, which itself has a large nuclear arsenal and has been armed and financed by the U.S., is now publicly claiming its right to launch a military attack on Iran....
The following are three important anti-imperialist events scheduled for the coming months. The International Action Center is supporting and participating in each of them....
Some 2,000-plus Occupy Oakland participants were met with heavy police violence and hundreds of arrests on Jan. 28 as they marched on the long-vacant Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. The group had been planning the building occupation for several months....
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The Occupy movement has made it very clear that hundreds of thousands of people across the United States, from big cities on both coasts to smaller ones in the midlands and hundreds of towns and rural areas in between, are distressed and angry enough at the present situation to march in the rain and snow, occupy banks, sleep on the ground, attend countless meetings, defy hordes of cops before getting arrested, and above all make their voices heard....
n response to brutal police repression in Oakland this evening (including tear-gas, "flash" grenades, projectiles, mass arrests, and a pregnant woman hit in the belly by a policeman's baton) direct action working groups from at least Occupy Wall St, Occupy Boston, and Occupy Philly, have stayed up late to craft a massive coordinated response. Here are the initial results:...
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On August 27, 2012, while the Republican National Convention selects a candidate for president, we will be marching in the streets of Tampa, Florida demanding jobs, healthcare, education, equality and peace. We will let the entire world know, “We have had enough of the endless attacks on the rights of working people and our standard of living!” We will defend Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. We will defend ourselves against union busting. We will defend our children's right to an affordable, quality education. We want money spent on human needs, not on wars overseas and corporate greed....
When the Democratic National Convention meets in Charlotte, N.C., in September, there will be thousands of people from across the country in the streets to raise demands for jobs and justice on the world stage....
Thousands of demonstrators came out Jan. 20 to “Occupy Wall Street West” to mark the second anniversary of the Supreme Court Citizens United decision. This ruling called anonymous campaign contributions “free speech” and claimed corporations were “people,” thus increasing the already overwhelming power of the rich over politicians....
A broad spectrum of U.S.-based anti-imperialist and anti-war organizations agreed on a Jan. 17 conference call to hold coordinated protests across the country on Saturday, Feb. 4. The demands will be: “No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations against Iran.” The ad-hoc group that took part in the call decided that although there are only two weeks to organize, it will invite anti-war forces around the world to join in, if possible, so that this emergency action could develop into a global day of action....
Feb 11th, 2011, the whole world witnessed millions of Egyptian protesters marching in the streets of Egypt and protesting in Tahrir Square, demanding their basic human rights: dignity, freedom, and social justice. After decades of patience and suffering, Egyptians finally spoke out loudly and peacefully demanding the fall of a police-based authoritarian regime, the end of Mubarak’s dictatorship, and the establishment of a civilian, democratic state. Under the maximal pressure exerted by Egyptians, Mubarak was toppled. The Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) took charge in leading the country through the transitional stage. At that time, SCAF members and military personnel were regarded as heroes...
A broad spectrum of U.S.-based anti-imperialist and anti-war organizations, including the IAC, agreed on a Jan. 17 conference call to hold coordinated protests across the country on Saturday, Feb. 4. The demands will be: “No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations against Iran.”...
We believe that the message of the postcard will be an attractive one for US audiences and will be stronger if the same message gets multiplied all over the world. We will make the PDF available for you to print them locally....
In Their quest for Dignity, Freedom, Justice, and Democracy, Egyptian & Egyptian Solidarity Groups are calling upon people from all nations, races, colors, and religions as well as human rights and peace groups and organizations to join Egyptians abroad in their rallies to support the Egyptian revolution....
As many people as possible should go to 100 Centre St. tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. in solidarity with Larry Holmes, Caleb Maupin, Tony Murphy, Gavrielle Gemma, Toni Arenstein and Tim Barker following their arrests during the Occupy 4 Jobs protest today. The Court Clerk's office, located on the 1st floor, will have a docket list of cases. Please look for these names on the list. We are still unaware of the charges as of tonight. Take the #4, 5 or 6 trains to City Hall...
Another Iranian Scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, has been assassinated in Iran by a car bomb.  This is the fifth Iranian scientist targeted by assassins working in Iran in two years. Four attacks succeeded. This is a deadly escalation of the covert criminal activities conducted by the U.S., Israel and their terrorists and domestic spies in Iran against the government and people of Iran. ...
The San Francisco Labor Council on Jan. 9 unanimously condemned military escort for the union-busting inter­national grain and food cartel EGT, headed by Bunge Ltd. at the Port of Longview, Wash. ...
In the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m., hundreds of people -- including those who have exhausted unemployment benefits, as well as students, labor and community activists -- will gather in Union Square NYC to commence an Occupation for Jobs....
Since December 14, Mumia has been kept in solitary in SCI Mahanoy's dungeon. Its restrictions and conditions belie its modern construction. On January 6 Mumia told us that he wants all of his supporters to broaden this call, to not just focus on his case, but to understand that all torture units must be shut down....
Mumia is being kept in solitary in SCI Mahanoy's dungeon. Its restrictions and conditions belie its modern construction. Mumia just told us on Friday [Jan. 6] that he wants all of his supporters to broaden this call, to not just focus on his case, but to understand that all torture units must be shut down....
In their quest for dignity, Freedom, Justice, and Democracy, Egyptian Americans & Egyptian Solidarity Groups are calling upon people from all nations, races, colors, and religions as well as human rights and peace groups and organizations to join Egyptians abroad in their rallies to support the Egyptian revolution....
Although Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams dropped the death sentence on Dec. 7, Mumia Abu-Jamal remains in administrative custody since being transferred from SCI Greene to SCI Mahanoy on Dec. 14. He has been kept isolated from the general population, with limited phone access and visits with family still conducted behind glass walls....
The “libertarian” movement has never been friendly to the 99%. Its members are not apologetic about wanting to abolish all social programs that aid the people, from Medicaid to food stamps. They want to shut down every government department that in any way limits the excesses of the 1%. These include the Departments of Labor, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, among others....
International Longshore and Warehouse Union rank-and-file members and the Occupy movements in Longview, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles and other West Coast cities are organizing to blockade a grain ship arriving in Longview sometime in January. This ship is supposed to be loaded by a non-ILWU crew with cargo from the new EGT export terminal. The date won’t be known until three to four days in advance....
ILWU rank and file, Occupies in Longview, Portland, Seattle, Oakland, LA and other West Coast Occupies are organizing to blockade a grain ship coming to Longview. This ship is intended to load scab cargo from the EGT terminal. The date won't be known until 3-4 days in advance, but is anticipated to be sometime in January....
Next spring, international military, financial, and political leaders who serve the 1% at home and abroad will meet in Chicago to discuss their economic and military strategies for the planet for the coming period....
A call has been put out by Occupy Wall Street to let our government know the people will not tolerate any more attacks on our rights!...
In 2012 the International Action Center will commemorate its 20th anniversary. What a celebration! We are full of enthusiasm and determination for the period ahead. Twenty years of resistance to endless wars and now a new surge of hope! How true the famous observation on change: “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” The whole world has turned. A new spirit of struggle and resistance has finally come to the U.S. Youth are in the streets. The International Action Center is in the midst of the new Occupy movement from coast to coast. The unsolvable global capitalist crisis has pushed millions of youth who feel they have no future into open struggle and awareness of the super-rich 1% whose profits are based on war, massive government bailouts, cutbacks in all social programs, and a national plague of foreclosures....
The Labor Outreach Committee (LOC) of Occupy Wall Street is appealing for your support for the nurses. Their struggle embodies many of the core issues motivating the Occupy movement. They are up against hospital CEOs who make millions in salaries, yet demand givebacks in healthcare at a time when, like the rest of the 99%, nurses are struggling with soaring living expenses....
As it enters its twentieth year, the International Action Center can count a long list of major and increasing initiatives and contributions it has made in the struggle against militarism, authoritarianism, and economic exploitation at home and abroad....
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The Occupy 4 Jobs network is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in New York City with a direct action to demand jobs. The Jan. 16 event will begin at 1 p.m. at Union Square. “The MLK holiday is the perfect day to do this,” said Larry Holmes, a leading organizer of the Bail Out the People Movement, one of the founders of Occupy 4 Jobs. “What most people don’t know is that in the last months of his life, King was devoted to opening a struggle for everyone to have a decent-paying job.” In early 1968, before his April 4th assassination, King announced the Poor People’s Campaign, which was to culminate in a March on Washington demanding a $12 billion Economic Bill of Rights. The demands of the campaign were jobs, income and housing. The Economic Bill of Rights guaranteed employment to all and an annual income to those unable to work....
Today, Occupy activists from Vancouver, Canada, to San Diego, Calif., disrupted and shut down West Coast ports in solidarity with port workers. Specifically, they embraced the port truckers’ struggle for union recognition and efforts by the International Longshore Workers Union to fight union-busting in Longview, Wash. They were also responding to federally coordinated attacks on the Occupy movement across the country. Once again, the largest protests were in Oakland, Calif. Despite continuous and well-publicized attempts by Oakland city officials and the Port of Oakland to discredit the port shutdown campaign, the all-day protest was massive. It started at 5 a.m. at the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station, in the shadow of the Port of Oakland....
Battle lines have formed as the West Coast Occupy movements, from San Diego to Alaska, flex their collective muscle against the federally coordinated, brutal attacks targeting the Occupy movements across the country. They are organizing for blockades of West Coast ports on Dec. 12 in San Diego; Los Angeles/Long Beach; Port Hueneme, CA (central coast); Oakland; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Tacoma, Wash.; and possibly more. Solidarity actions have been called by OWS in New York and by Occupy movements inland locations, as well....
The New York City Central Labor Council coordinated a Dec. 1 march for “Jobs and Economic Fairness” from Herald Square to Union Square in midtown Manhattan that drew 20,000 workers, according to the organizers. (www.nycclc.org) Unions in both the public and private sector participated, including many teachers and iron workers, with strong delegations from the United Federation of Teachers, the Professional Staff Congress, the New York State Nurses Association and many other unions....
Battle lines have formed as the West Coast Occupy movements, from San Diego to Alaska, flex their collective muscle against the federally coordinated, brutal attacks targeting the pro-Occupy Wall Street movements across the country. They are organizing for blockades of West Coast ports on Dec. 12 in San Diego; Los Angeles/Long Beach; Port Hueneme, Calif. (central coast); Oakland; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Tacoma, Wash.; and possibly more. Solidarity actions have been called by OWS in New York and inland locations, as well....
Every year the International Action Center sends out a full report of the past year of struggle and solidarity actions to our many supporters....
We woke up this morning to the news that the cops had finally shut down Occupy Philly. The eviction deadline had been announced for Sunday, Nov. 25, at 5 p.m., but nothing happened until around 1 a.m. Wednesday. By then the 322 tents had dwindled to less than 100, with maybe 75 people at the General Assembly Tuesday night. The homeless population had been moved to another location Sunday afternoon....
The Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War is serious about getting George W. Bush and Tony L. Blair arrested and prosecuted, after the milestone verdict of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, where they were found guilty of Crimes against Peace, Crimes against Humanity and War crimes on 22 November 2011.&...
On Tuesday 29 November 2011, the 1st anniversary of martyrdom of the Iranian scientist and university professor, Majid Shahriari, who was assassinated by terrorists backed by the governments of Israel, US and UK, hundreds of Iranian youth lead by representatives of several organizations of university students hold a demonstration in front of the UK embassy in Tehran to demand closure of that embassy and to end relations of the government of Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) with the government of UK,

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When New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, effectively ended the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park on Nov. 15, many wondered if the movement had been weakened. Just two days later, several actions took place on the “Historic Day of Action for the 99 Percent.” Thousands of New Yorkers rallied at the Stock Exchange. Later that day, thousands more occupied a building near the New School. That afternoon, more than 32,000 people marched from Foley Square across the Brooklyn Bridge. It is clear that regardless of location, the Occupy movement is alive and well. OWS has not only survived, it has given birth to a new movement and is encouraging more people to get out on the streets....
Organizing is under way for a coordinated mass blockade of West Coast ports on Monday, Dec. 12, targeting “Wall Street on the waterfront” — the major companies owned and controlled by “the 1 percent” ruling elite....
Some 1,400 cops attacked the Occupation Los Angeles people and their supporters late on the evening of Nov. 29, eventually clearing the area and arresting as many as 250 that night....
ALL OUT FOR MUMIA ON FRIDAY, DEC. 9, THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS INCARCERATION AND FRAMEUP...
“A social movement strong enough to force change.” That statement could describe the Occupy Wall Street movement, but it refers to the struggle of Mexican electrical workers and Mexican miners in Cananea, Sonora. Leaders from these struggles will open the 8th U.S./Cuba/Mexico/Latin America Labor Conference on Dec. 2 in Tijuana, Mexico....
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If the mayor of New York City thought that he, his judge and his shock troops could put a halt to the Occupy Wall Street movement by raiding Zuccotti Park in the early hours of Nov. 15, he was wrong....
The Occupy Wall Street movement at Zuccotti Park in New York City heard the powerful voices of women activists, the majority of them immigrants from Latin America, at a rally organized Nov. 20 by a broad coalition led by Women Workers for Peace and La Peña del Bronx....
This Dec. 2, 3 and 4 workers from the U.S., Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and other Latin American countries will analyze the global capitalist crisis, its effects on workers throughout the hemisphere and with real examples showing how to combat it. Three days of intensive classes and discussion -- Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 , with teachers from Cuba's Lazaro Pena workers' school -- will precede the conference....
On Tuesday, November 15 thousands of people were in the streets again to respond to the brutal, coordinated police attack on the center of the Occupy Wall Street movement - Zuccotti Park – at 1 am Tuesday morning. The mass arrests and destruction came without warning or any provocation. When word went out of the police attack immediately supporters descended on the Wall Street area of Manhattan. At Zuccotti Park, activists resisted the police destruction and theft of their personal belongings. There were beatings and 200 mass arrests.The media was illegally barred from the area during the police assault. Refusing to be intimidated, the movement quickly regrouped and mobilized on Tuesday. Activist lawyers rushed into court for a temporary restraining order. The city immediately appealed the order and not surprisingly the courts sided with billionaire Bloomberg. The police and courts, just like the Pentagon, defend the interests of the 1%. ...
We’re sure you were relieved on October 11, 2011, as were we, when the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed several lower court rulings since 2001 that Mumia should never have been sentenced to death. That decision is a tribute to the amazing international movement that has fought all these years for justice for Mumia. But wae write to you now calling on you to help in this critical next stage of the struggle to gain Mumia’s final release from prison....
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Calling all people of conscience: Following numerous Associated Press reports about NYPD programs that profile, investigate and entrap American Muslims not even suspected of committing a crime ...
A People’s Assembly held Nov. 5 at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx launched an exciting fightback program for jobs, against racism and for the rights of workers and poor people to unions, food, healthcare, and public education....
From capitalist media pundits to the Occupy Wall Street encampments struggling to hold public space in countless cities and towns across the U.S., this question is bubbling underneath the daily actions and police repression....
People’s Assembly Sat. Nov. 5 to be Live-Streamed from Hostos College, 12noon – ...
The scene was a perfect storm of organized chaos. Here were the young and old, students and workers, immigrants and oppressed, all addressing the failures of capitalism’s current worldwide crisis, outlining the destructive forces of global banking systems and highlighting the lack of communal values in a place that loves to cry patriotism....
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, a pre-dawn police raid tore up and destroyed the Occupy Oakland camp. It was a war zone. More than 500 police from at least 12 jurisdictions took part in the paramilitary operation, arresting more than 130 by day’s end, beating many and sending one Iraqi war vet to the hospital in critical condition....
Nov. 1 — Like a force of nature that astonishes everyone with its power, Occupy Oakland has inspired bold actions by youth and workers across the United States, electrifying the political climate and forcing city officials and police authorities to constantly revise their plans for dealing with this broad-based people’s movement....
Early Tuesday morning 900 police from a dozen police agencies in the Bay Area, along with Homeland Security, brutally cracked down on demonstrators who marched in support of Occupy Oakland....
On the day Verizon announced that its third-quarter profits had jumped to $1.38 billion, more than 2,000 members of the Communication Workers union, together with contingents from unions including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union, District Council 37; the United Auto Workers; the Teamsters union; and the Professional Staff Congress of the City University of New York held a vibrant, militant picket line in front of Verizon’s headquarters on Water Street on Oct. 21....
The People’s Assembly at Hostos College in the Bronx, N.Y., scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, has the ingredients for a unifying moment, bringing workers’ and communities’ struggles together with the mushrooming Occupy Wall Street movement. Outreach in the Bronx has focused on postal workers’ unions, parents’ associations and tenants’ groups. People are excited to know they will be encouraged to speak up for themselves as well as hear from others with the same problems....
Early Tuesday morning 900 police from a dozen police agencies in the Bay Area, along with Homeland Security, brutally cracked down on demonstrators who marched in support of Occupy Oakland.  The demonstrators were marching to reestablish the Oakland occupation, which was shut down earlier in the day....
Throughout the country, the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to defy the cops, make demands for social and economic justice, and provide spaces for solidarity and anti-capitalist momentum. The following is a snapshot of people’s occupations taking place:...
Despite all the nice words by U.S. officials in world forums about their support for “peaceful” protests, despite all the sympathy expressed by politicians, from President Barack Obama on down, regarding the dire conditions that have sparked the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, despite all the efforts by many demonstrators to show good will to the authorities, the riot police have now been called out in many cities and the crackdown has begun....
Will it develop a strong and independent, working class-centered orientation with an understanding that inequality based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and class are realities that must be confronted as part of the process of forging real solidarity amongst the 99%?...
Dr. Tarek Mehanna is a 28-year-old Muslim, an Egyptian-American and a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He has been held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day since his arrest in 2009....
The first confrontation between the Occupation Wall Street demonstrators and billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York cops ended in victory for...
Occupy Boston and the United National Antiwar Committee rocked the city’s business district as 5,000 protesters marched on Oct. 15 with cries of “Whose streets? Our streets!” A contingent from Steelworkers Local 8751 representing Boston school bus drivers led the march from a union sound truck festooned with placards declaring “Wall Street = War Street.” The truck was ringed by a steadfast security contingent from Vets for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade....
It was called as a global Day of Rage that also focused on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. This convergence of events on Oct. 15 put tens of thousands of people in motion here in New York and in other cities across the country, reinforcing their anger at imperialist wars....
On Friday, October 21, the Council on American Islamic Relations New York Chapter (CAIR-NY) will be joining the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York in hosting Friday Prayer (Jummah) at Occupy Wall Street. Jummah will begin at 1pm in Zuccotti Park. A sermon will be delivered on social justice in Islam by Imam Aiyub Abdul Baki of the Islamic Leadership Council....
This Friday evening, Oct. 21, together with Occupy Wall Street, Verizon and Verizon Wireless workers will march to protest Verizon corporate greed. Please join us. We will assemble at 140 West Street between 4 and 5 p.m., march east on Barclay Street and then down Broadway. We should arrive at Liberty Plaza around 5:30 p.m. and move on towards the Verizon Wireless store at about 6 p.m....
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Just the very name — Occupy Wall Street! — has struck a chord with millions of people across the United States who are suffering from the often capricious devastation wreaked by the capitalist crisis, which has meant a job destroyed here, a family evicted there, until whole communities are left in tatters....
In international financial centers, big cities and small towns, protests swept through Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Canada and the U.S. Demonstrators in the hundreds of thousands protested corporate avarice, growing poverty, joblessness and austerity cutbacks....
On Saturday, October 29, 2011, the life and work of accomplished pianist and theatrical performer, Consuela Edmonia Lee (aka Consuela Moorehead), will be honored at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York by an impressive list of renowned filmmakers, musicians and artists....
Statement by the Bail Out the People Movement in support of students and activists in Denver Colorado who are embarking on an occupation of the largest university campus in the state....
The federal trial of Paul Bergrin, the strong and courageous attorney who took on the White House and US military for authorizing abuses in Iraq, and who is wrongfully accused of murder, gets more and more outrageous....
The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) supports the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ actions and calls on women’s organizations, networks, and alliances worldwide to join and express their solidarity especially on the Global Day of Action on October 15....
A worsening economic crisis; three disastrous wars that have killed millions of people and cost trillions of dollars stolen from essential programs for OIL, OIL, OIL and the U.S. corporate drive for markets, profit and empire – this is why the U.S. government has FALSELY accused the Iranian government of sponsoring a terrorist plot in the United States....
Billionaire Bloomberg has announced that tomorrow he wants to “clean” Zucotti Park, the site of Occupy Wall Street....
ABRACADABRA is not a play. It is an act of Justice and Life, written mainly by children who share the dream of freedom . A teacher invites her students to walk the road to the essences, through five very true stories of heroism and virtue....
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The people are rising up. The anti-corporation sentiments that galvanized the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City are spreading across the U.S. and the world. The list of cities either staging or planning occupations increases by the hour....
Oct. 15 is a day of nationally coordinated antiwar actions in cities across the U.S., the 10th anniversary of the massively destructive and criminal U.S. war on Afghanistan....
We will meet at 4 PM at the North corner (or back end) of Foley Square – at Worth and Lafayette Streets, underneath a yellow banner like the one above....
Cross the Brooklyn Bridge !...
The arrest of over 700 people on Saturday, Oct 1 on the Brooklyn Bridge by the New York City Police Department is an outrage and an injustice. Numerous videos clearly show top NYPD police officials actually leading the demonstration on to the roadway of the bridge, not the pedestrian walkway. Then they blocked further movement and started arresting hundreds of activists. This is entrapment....
Stop-and-frisk, harassment, marijuana busts – all directed disproportionately at African American and Latino youth – is a constant feature in neighborhoods where unemployment is the highest. And when people come out to demand jobs and justice, or to protest the racist execution of Troy Davis, they get kicked, tripped, punched and pepper-sprayed....
In the wake of the outrageous murder of Troy Davis, on Saturday the NYPD violently attacked the Occupy Wall Street protesters for doing nothing but taking to the streets against racism, unemployment and bank bailouts. The latest word is they will not be released until tomorrow....
“Occupy Wall Street” was a demonstration rooted in tweets, Facebook messages, and email exchanges. There was no call to kick it off, no list of endorsers, and no office with a director and staff. There were lists of Web pages, some of which had links to files to make leaflets, and certainly meetings occurred where issues and tactics were considered....
Davis, who was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of an off-duty police officer, is scheduled to be executed in Georgia on Sept. 21. However, no direct evidence was brought to convict Davis during his trial, and seven of the nine witnesses who testified that Davis was the shooter have since recanted their testimony, saying they were coerced by police into giving false statements. Davis himself has consistently proclaimed his innocence....
Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people have voiced their opposition to the execution of Troy Davis. There were demonstrations, vigils and other forms of protest in some 300 locations on Sept. 16. 4000 people came out in Atlanta on Friday, the International Day of Solidarity with Troy Davis, overflowing the sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church and filling the outside space....
More than 12,000 individuals have taken the time to sign this on-line petition and it has generated more than 3 MILLION <3,000,000> email messages to officials and media demanding STOP the Execution of Troy Davis....
These PDFs are to be folded in half, placed on a copier and and blown up to 200% of their original size. This will make two 11" x 17" panels, which together will make a 22" x 17" sign....
People from every sector of the regional New York City progressive movement, including representatives of various religious communities, gathered at City Hall Park near the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11 to show solidarity with the Muslim community. That group has focused over the past month on condemning the racism and bigotry whipped up by the ultra-right, which was holding what turned out to be a small anti-Muslim rally a few blocks to the west....
Millions of U.S. and global activists are engaged in a massive effort to stop this legal lynching. They are signing petitions, organizing rallies and meetings, and contacting elected officials and other influential individuals. A Twitter account at hash tag Too Much Doubt is rapidly informing millions more. Every avenue is being pursued to mobilize public opinion to influence the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board — which meets on Sept. 19 — to grant Davis clemency. The governor-appointed five-member board has the authority to stop the execution. Although the board has previously denied Davis clemency, three new members have not heard all the details of his case....
Palestinians everywhere are mobilizing to remind the world of their right to self-determination. In New York we are marching to the UN because the world’s attention is focused on the vote on Palestine scheduled to take place there....
WE ARE JOINING FORCES!!!! EMERGENCY RALLY TO STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!!!! Friday, SEPTEMBER 16TH 4:30 – 6:30!!! TIMES SQUARE (42ND Street & 7th Avenue)
Please note the location change the rally will not be at Union Square!!!!!! Amnesty International USA, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, The Brecht Forum, International Action Center, Theater of the Oppressed Lab NY are joining forces!!!!!! EMERGENCY RALLY TO DEMAND THAT THE GEORGIA BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES COMMUTE TROY’S SENTENCE – A FINAL CHANCE TO PREVENT TROY DAVIS FROM BEING EXECUTED!!!! ...
All anti-death penalty activists in the U.S. and worldwide should prepare NOW to organize coordinated actions on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. Plan an activity - a rally, demonstration, petitioning drive, teach-in, community leafletting, etc on that day in your city. Post your event at iacenter.org/actions/troydavissept16listlocalaction and justicefortroy.org In ATLANTA, at 6pm on September 16th there will be a March assembling at Woodruff Park, Peachtree and Edgewood and concluding at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave with a service featuring national civil rights, community and religious leaders, Martina Correia and other family members of Troy Davis,and exonerated prisoners....
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Last year there was an overwhelming response to the International Action Center’s call for an anti-racist demonstration on Sept. 11....
All anti-death penalty activists in the U.S. and worldwide should prepare NOW to organize coordinated actions before Sept. 21. The IAC will send out a proposed date for these actions in conjunction with Georgia activists....
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Dozens of demonstrators gathered in front of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building here on Aug. 5 to protest cuts of $127 billion to food stamps and the Women, Infants and Children program. Congress mandated the cuts in April, to extend from 2012 to 2021....
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Extreme right-wing, racist forces — who last year whipped up a climate of racism against the Islamic Prayer Center at 51 Park Place — are planning to use the tenth anniversary of September 11 for another anti-Muslim hatefest....
New York City Mayor Bloomberg has announced that in the event of a hurricane, that he will not evacuate prisoners at Rikers’ Island, claiming instead to have a “contingency plan” in place. The experience of prisoners in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina shows that city authorities will abandon the basic rights of prisoners in the face of disaster....
Our next planning meeting for an Anti-racist Unity Rally on Sept 11, will be this Wed. August 24 at 6:30pm at 55 West 17th St, 5C. NYC(between 5th & 6th Ave). Please make every effort to attend.
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The NATO powers of Europe and the U.S. are declaring victory after having pounded the small country of Libya for five brutal months. They are claiming that the “rebel” forces they command, whose road to Tripoli was paved by NATO air strikes that knocked out much of Libya’s civil and military capability, now control the capital....
On August 20, the African community of the world will register our condemnation of and resistance to the wars being made against our people and our freedom everywhere.We will oppose the heinous bombing of Libya and the violent attempt to overthrow that government....
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We are writing to you on an urgent matter. As you know, the streets of London and other British cities erupted in rebellion earlier this week, following the police killing of a young Black man and father of three, Mark Duggan, in the Tottenham area on August 4....
Wednesday's (Aug. 10) first Planning Meeting of the Emergency Mobilization Against Racism, War and Anti-Muslem Bigotry to counter the racist, right-wing forces on Sunday, September 11 was a tremendous step forward. We discussed plans for a Rally, March and Cultural Exhibition....
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Extreme right wing racist forces, who last year whipped up an ugly climate of hate against the Islamic Prayer Center at 51 Park Place, have announced new plans for Sunday, September 11 this year at the same location....
Join the International Action Center at the August 13 Millions March in Harlem!...
Extreme right-wing, racist forces, who last year whipped up a climate of hate against the Islamic Prayer Center at 51 Park Place, have announced ugly new plans for this year -- the 10th anniversary of 9/11 -- at the same location near the World Trade Center site. This is a very dangerous threat. Anders Breivik, the racist, right-wing Norwegian responsible for the recent mass murder of 77 mostly young people in Norway, has quoted extensively from the writings of Pamela Geller of Stop Islamization of America and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch. These are the two organizations opposing the Islamic Prayer Space at 51 Park Place....
RALLY for UNITY & SOLIDARITY
MANIFESTACIÓN POR LA UNIDAD Y LA SOLIDARIDAD
Sun • SEPT 11, 2011
NY City Hall • 1 pm 
RALLY Broadway & Park Pl.
Dom • 11 de sept • 1 pm
La MANIFESTACIÓN
el lado oeste de la ALCALDÍA
Broadway y Park Pl.
Be there!
Volunteers & Activists needed...
The debt ceiling battle is being fought by representatives of the rich with no input whatsoever by the people. We're being asked to sit on the sidelines while the Democrats and Republicans duke it out. Possibly we can root for one side or another....
Hear former U.S. Congressperson Cynthia McKinney, recently returned from leading a delegation to Libya during the U.S. bombing and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Akbar Muhammad & other leading opponents of the U.S. war on Libya along with VIDEO footage. ...
Right now there are 200 prisoners at Pelican Bay on a hunger strike.  They are experiencing life-threatening health conditions according to an urgent update received by the Hunger Strike Prisoner Solidarity Coalition and from medical personnel at the prison. The California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation continues to refuse to negotiate. It is urged that phone calls be made to the following authorities immediately, demanding they enter into negotiations before they have (more) deaths on their hands: ...
Urgent bulletin: On July 13 it is reported by the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity coalition that 200 of the Pelican Bay hunger strikers are experiencing life-threatening health conditions according to an urgent update received by the coalition from medical personnel at the prison. The California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation continues to refuse to negotiate. It is urged that phone calls be made to the following authorities immediately, demanding they enter into negotiations before they have (more) deaths on their hands:...
Hear former U.S. Congressperson Cynthia McKinney, who recently returned from leading a delegation to Libya in opposition to the U.S. criminal destruction of Libya. ...
On Wednesday, July 6, Carlos Montes will go to a Los Angeles court to face six felony charges and enter a plea of "Not Guilty" The charges all deal with firearms, ammunition and permits. Like millions of other Americans, Carlos has for years held legal permits for guns. The fact is that the charges against Carlos carry a total penalty of up to 18 years, and are aimed at his effective political organizing against war and for people’s civil rights....
Quemada (BURN): In the Nineteenth Century, the cynical and pragmatic British agent William Walker (Marlon Brando) arrives in Queimada, a Portuguese colony in the Antilles, to promote a revolution to benefit the sugar trade with England. He sees in the water/luggage bearer, José Dolores, the necessary potential to become the leader of the slave revolt. Dolores succeeds in expelling the Portuguese troops from the island; but then the provisional government of President Teddy Sanchez assumes power over Quemada with the support of the British government. Ten years later William Walker is hired again, but now by the Royal Company that is exploiting the sugar cane plantations and the Queimada government to chase José Dolores who is disturbing the sugar cane interests of England with his army of rebels. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
Support the fight of Native California Indigenous peoples to save the ruins of one of their ancient burial mounds. City of Vallejo, California, plans to destroy the ruins of the Glen Cove Shellmound, also known as Sagorea Te have been set back by an occupation of the site now in its 12th week...
On June 28, as the New York City Council was scheduled to vote on a pro-banker, anti-people budget deal, more than 100 residents of the “Bloombergville” encampment marched around City Hall. They had been sleeping on the sidewalk nearby for 16 days trying to stop Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s impending cuts....
These cuts have nothing to do with any kind of “deficit.” Billionaire Bloomberg made that clear Friday night when he said, “We always have the money. They question is, do we need to spend it on this or that? Or spend it now or later?”...
June 19 — Launched on the heels of a massive public workers’ rally on June 14, and inspired by gigantic occupations of public squares in Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, Greece and Wisconsin, the Bloombergville encampment near New York’s City Hall has withstood police intimidation and inclement weather to mount a spirited and sustained protest against the current onslaught of anti-people budget cuts in New York City and state....
The International Action Center - IACenter.org urges full support for 2 events to oppose US/NATO War on Libya on Saturday & Monday...
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The steering committees of the two large coalitions that mobilized on March 24 and May 12 against the massive cuts proposed in Mayor Bloomberg’s executive budget announced plans for a unified and protracted resistance and camp-in beginning Tuesday June 14....
On May 17, 2011 at 5:00 AM, the SWAT Team of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and members of the FBI raided the home of Carlos Montes, a long time Chicano activist and active member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. The SWAT Team smashed the front door and rushed in with automatic weapons as Carlos slept. The team of Sheriffs and FBI proceeded to ransack his house, taking his computer, cell phones and hundreds of documents, photos, diskettes and mementos of his current political activities in the pro-immigrant rights and Chicano civil rights movement. Also taken were hundreds of historical documents related to Carlos Montes’ involvement in the Chicano movement for the past 44 years....
On May 19 the war against Libya will reach its 60-day mark. On that date this criminal war will be in explicit violation of the War Powers Act. The War Powers Act is a U.S. law that grew out of the struggle against the war in Vietnam. It requires a president involved in a military conflict lasting longer than 60 days to come before Congress for authorization to continue the war. Knowing that this war is immoral, illegal and based on lies, the Obama administration has refused to address the reasons behind initiating yet another war after years of death and destruction in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. In the past 57 days of a war that was promoted as a "humanitarian intervention" to enforce a "no-fly zone," the U.S. and NATO have conducted more than 2,500 bombing missions. ...
Since the beginning of the people’s upsurge in Wisconsin in early February, the students and workers have resisted in numerous mass actions. One of the most courageous of these was a student occupation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which ended in the early morning hours of May 7 after the students were evicted from their occupied space by the administration and charged with “trespassing.”...
Troy Davis is an African American on death row in Georgia. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of a police officer despite what Amnesty International calls "overwhelming doubts about his guilt." On March 28, 2011, the Supreme Court refused to take up his appeal, and he could be executed at any time....
All out on May 12 in New York City! Join in a mass march on Wall Street to say ‘Enough!’ to service cuts, job cuts, wage cuts and other anti-worker, anti-union, anti-poor, anti-youth attacks. Wall Street has the money. It’s time to stop budget cuts and make the bosses and bankers pay up! March with New Yorkers Against the Budget Cuts, CUNY Mobilization Network, Transport Workers Union, students, youth and many others. Gather at 4 p.m. at the Bowling Green subway stop, across from 2 Broadway....
In one of the biggest marches and rallies in Wisconsin history, more than 100,000 people participated in this year’s May Day in Milwaukee....
The workers’ movement in the United States took a significant step forward this May Day when labor and immigrant organizations in New York City came together after a march and closed the day by exchanging speakers under the banner “May Day Is Workers’ Day.”...
Students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are protesting the administration’s planned eviction of their occupation by midnight Friday, May 6....
Union leaders from the center of the struggles in Wisconsin and California spoke at a news conference April 29 in New York’s Union Square to help build for what they hope will be a massive May Day march this year....
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STAND with the North Carolina Association of Educators and the North Carolina Defend Education Coalition who will be demonstrating on May 3 at the North Carolina General Assembly for FULL FUNDING NOW!...
In a show of unity, May 1st Coalition members joined with union members from LIUNA, SEIU Local 1199, 32BJ, LACLAA and others at City Hall to announce that speakers from the Foley Square Coalition & May 1st would be sharing speakers and supporting each others activities. The Union Square organizers will be leaving 14th St. earlier than usual to join the Foley Square rally in a closing unity rally....
he increased attacks on both immigrant and non-immigrant workers show the need for the most united, militant action possible on May Day in the U.S.  May Day originated in the U.S. from the struggle of immigrants and other workers who fought and died for the eight-hour workday in 1886 – for the right of all workers to a decent life....
Leaders From Immigrant Workers Organizations and Unions Will Announce May Day Plans Tomorrow at City Hall Press Conference...
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The antiwar movement is back on the streets. Thousands marched on April 9 in New York and April 10 in San Francisco. These demonstrations represented an important step forward for the United National Antiwar Committee and the antiwar movement as a whole. The new antiwar movement needs to oppose the US foreign wars but also defend the domestic victims of the "war on terror," the Muslims who are being attacked. It must connect the dots between the money spent on war and the attacks on unions and cuts to education and needed programs. This is what these demonstrations on April 9 and 10 did....
In the early morning of March 31, the state Legislature of New York passed an austerity budget that cuts more than $1 billion from education. Cuts to state spending on Medicaid will lead to a loss of federal matching funds that will total $5 billion. Hundreds of millions more were cut from other vital social services....
Three thousand activists demonstrated against U.S. wars abroad on April 10 in San Francisco. Protesters rallied in Dolores Park in the city’s Mission district both before and after a march through the community. The United National Antiwar Committee sponsored the actions. Those who attended were buoyed by what they described as “the renewal of the anti-war movement....
Thousands of people from virtually all sectors of U.S. workers, the oppressed and youths gathered in Union Square in New York City April 9 and marched, shouted and drummed their anti-war slogans for two miles to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan. As this largest anti-war march in New York in years stretched for 20 blocks down Broadway, it passed by thousands of New Yorkers busy shopping, who smiled, cheered and waved at what can only be described as the new face of a vibrant movement to confront the war-makers....
After demonstrating against U.S. wars abroad, join the May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights in protesting the war at home!...
The new war in Libya has given rise to a new movement, as the largest anti-war demonstration New York has seen in years took to the streets of Manhattan....
WE are the vast majority of humanity who want peace, a healthy planet and a society that prioritizes human needs, democracy and civil liberties for all....
The response has been overwhelming. This will be the largest Rally against endless wars and cutbacks in NYC in years....
The recent visit to Cuba by former US President Jimmy Carter, renews our hope. His positive statements calling for the freedom of the Cuban 5 and the right of family visits during an interview with Cuban television constitutes an encouraging sign for our struggle. In addition, his statements have appeared in media around the world, for many of these news outlets this marks the first time they have mentioned the Cuban 5. But we can not sit still while the 5 continue to be imprisoned and think it is over....
The union movement has called for “We Are One” actions across the country to mark this important anniversary and to call for solidarity with Wisconsin workers and the struggle for justice every where.  Thousands of actions both big and small are being called not only by the unions but by community and student groups who are joining on this day....
The Latin America-Caribbean Solidarity Committee of the International Action Center & HondurasUSAResistencia urges everyone to read the following statement in solidarity with the people of Honduras. A wave of repression is sweeping the country and the movement in the US must say no. We urge everyone to organize an contingent in solidarity with Latin America & the Caribbean and the historic April 9 anti-war actions in NYC and San Francisco. Si se puede!...
Even before the first U.S. bombs rained down on Libya, protesters across the U.S. stood up to voice their opposition to yet another U.S. war for oil. These protests continue....
In the most recent racist and reactionary link in the vicious chain of the politically motivated frame up of Boston African American City Councilor and community leader Chuck Turner, Federal Judge Woodlock denied Chuck's motion for a stay of execution of sentence pending the appeal of his conviction, effectively appointing himself judge jury and executioner, thus proving that Capitalist judges are always more class conscious than constitutionally minded....
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U.S. and French cruise missiles and bombs are raining down on the African state of Libya. This is not a "humanitarian' intervention....
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At a meeting at Hostos College on Saturday, March 5, some 200 labor, student and community activists gave a ringing endorsement for a large-scale mobilization to rally at City Hall and march to Wall Street on March 24. The coalition includes numerous public sector unions, the CUNY Mobilization Network, the South Bronx Community Congress, the Freedom Party, the Coalition for Public Education, and the Bail Out the People Movement....
Wisconsin private sector and public workers in the tens of thousands thrust their fight against a union-busting law into news front pages. More than two years ago, the Mexican Electrical Union - SME were robbed of their collective bargaining rights. Their union was declared illegal. The pro-big business Mexican government forced 44,000 workers out of their jobs at Mexico's second largest electrical power distributor, Luz y Fuerza (Central Light and Power), jeopardizing not only the workers but the income of pensioners. Find out how their struggle is like the one faced in the U.S. from the workers on the front lines in Mexico and from a Cuban representative of the World Federation of Trade Unions who will present some of the alternatives already in process in the Americas. An injury to one is an injury to all. There are no borders in the workers struggle against capitalism. Come out to learn about our common interests and struggles and the need for mutual solidarity....
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Senate Republicans in Wisconsin attempted the nuclear option!  In a final show of disregard for the sentiments of the majority of the people they severed the union-busting provisions from the budgetary bill. This move allowed them to vote without a quorum on the union busting part alone. Last night they rammed this through the Senate.  Thursday it will come before the Assembly. But not without resistance, thousands of people have already refilled the Capitol bringing with them sleeping bags, drums and making plans to stay. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO and many others have put out an emergency call to come to Madison this morning.  Protests are schedule this whole week and weekend. On Saturday, farmers are planning to drive their tractors to Madison to join union members. Milwaukee high school students are marching 80 miles to the Capitol....
The following is a statement from Jason Campbell, an inmate in Ohio State Penitentiary, where Lucasville uprising prisoners Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Bomani Shakur and Jason Robb recently won significant improvements in the terms of their confinement through a 12-day hunger strike and an international campaign of support. ...
Honor the right of Native American Prisoner Jason Campbell (Vo'kome Nahkohe) to practice his religion! All of his religious freedom hunger strike demands are just and legitimate. They must be granted immediately! His religious necklace, which was confiscated from him illegally, must be immediately returned. Remove him from isolation and restore all privileges. No reprisals for his just hunger strike action!...
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STOP THE ATTACKS ON WORKING FAMILIES, THE ORGANIZED & UNORGANIZED, AND ALL WORKING PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE!...
It is with great excitement that we announce the formation of Mumia's new legal team. Both Christina Swarns and Judith Ritter have argued before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for Mumia. They are now formal co-counsel representing him in the ongoing appeal of his murder conviction and death sentence. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), as the premier legal organization in this country fighting for racial justice, has committed itself to "sweep the grave injustices embodied in this case into the dustbin of history." ...
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WE are the vast majority of humanity who want peace, a healthy planet and a society that prioritizes human needs, democracy and civil liberties for all....
The heroic occupation of the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison has electrified the entire U.S. labor movement, which has suffered decades-long attacks in the form of devastating layoffs; plant closings; loss of wages, health care benefits, pensions and much more.

Now right-wing, Tea Party-supported governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin – on behalf of big business and Wall Street – are attempting to decimate the right of all workers to unionize with reactionary legislation like the “budget repair bill” that would deny workers the basic right to collective bargaining....

For 12 straight days peaceful protesters: high school and college students, families with children, workers from all of the unions including teachers, state workers, nurses and firefighters have continued a 24 hour presence at the Capitol....
The International Action Center urges solidarity with the resistance struggles shaking dictatorships throughout the Arab World....
The heroic occupation of the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison has electrified the entire U.S. labor movement, which has suffered decades-long attacks in the form of devastating layoffs; plant closings; loss of wages, health care benefits, pensions and much more.Now right-wing, Tea Party-supported governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin – on behalf of big business and Wall Street – are attempting to decimate the right of all workers to unionize with reactionary legislation like the “budget repair bill” that would deny workers the basic right to collective bargaining....
While millions across the world watched live 18 days of dramatic revolution that ousted the US-allied torture-friendly regime of Hosni Mubarak, no one is offered live feed from Iraq of its people’s uprising against an enemy much worse....
“Now is the time. We can't let this die because we are at ground zero and what happens here affects the rest of the world. We have to be strong. A united front,” said Mahlon Mitchell of the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin at the massive afternoon rally at the state Capitol Feb. 19. Mitchell became the first African-American president of the PFW on Jan. 12. On Feb. 19 the biggest demonstration yet, with an estimated crowd of 100,000, filled the grounds outside the state Capitol and continued the sit-in. A massive roving picket line with all sectors of the working class -- union and non-union workers, the unemployed, students, people of color, immigrants, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community -- marched on the streets for the entire day accompanied by drumming, chanting, dancing and singing....
Since Feb. 14, tens of thousands of students, workers and other community members have liberated the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison in response to Gov. Scott Walker’s “budget repair” bill, which would eliminate collective bargaining rights for 175,000 public sector union workers statewide. Gilbert Johnson, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 82 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, told this reporter: “We’re repulsed by the efforts of the current administration to strip us of our rights and dignity. The increasing protests statewide, and especially at the state Capitol, are exactly what’s needed to kill Gov. Walker’s bill, which is a union-busting and anti-worker attack. The resistance by the people of Wisconsin is inspiring and instilling hope in poor and working people all over the country. We need a constant stream of people going to the Capitol to stop this bill and for all to come out to the emergency rally Thursday.”...
The Bail Out the People Movement is calling for nationally coordinated actions on Friday, February 18 and Saturday, February 19 in support of Wisconsin workers and students who have been occupying the state Capitol for the past four days.  Activists involved in the occupation are enormously excited about the idea of coordinated national actions of support....
Thousands of Wisconsin public workers, students and teachers have been occupying the state Capitol for four days. In Capitol Square 50,000 workers have protested Gov. Scott Walker’s attempt to enact legislation ("Budget Repair Bill") that would wipe out the right of public workers to have a union, and would make collective bargaining illegal.  Across Wisconsin schools and universities have been shut down by teachers, students and communities defending their right to education. Wisconsin workers and students are standing up for the rights of workers everywhere....
On behalf of the banks, the corporations and the Pentagon, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has declared all-out war on unions and their allies. Walker’s “budget repair bill” proposal, which he unveiled at a state Capitol press conference on Feb. 11, proposes to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for approximately 175,000 public-sector union members. Walker has submitted his proposal to the Wisconsin Legislature with the directive that he wants his bill passed in the Assembly and the Senate by Feb. 17. In a swift response, unions and their allies across the state are mobilizing to descend upon the Capitol in Madison this week with two major rallies planned for Feb. 15 and 16. Numerous other protest actions by labor-community-student organizations are ongoing across the state, including two major actions on Feb. 14: a march and rally to the Capitol building led by the Teaching Assistants Association-AFT and a rally at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee led by the Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association-AFT Local 2169 and AFSCME....
On September 24, 2010 the FBI, on orders from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, raided seven Chicago and Minneapolis homes of well-known anti-war and international solidarity activists. Their ranks included a number of trade unionists....
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With the popular uprising that is rocking cities across Egypt now heading into its third week, solidarity rallies are building across the U.S. in response. Many of these protests are calling on the U.S. government to end its funding for the repressive regime of Hosni Mubarak....
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March in Solidarity with millions of Egyptian People in their struggle for democracy and human rights as they demand the immediate DEPARTURE of the repressive U.S. backed Mubarak regime....
Bloomberg and Cuomo are leading attacks on unionized workers, especially in the public sector. They want to cut pension and lay off teachers and other civil servants. These attacks hurt all workers...
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NY with UPR New York with University of Puerto Rico Solidarity Committee) applauds students at the University of Puerto Rico who have developed and implemented creative and peaceful civil disobedience tactics in opposition to the University Administration’s implementation of an unjust tuition increase, the current trend towards privatization, and the use of riot police on University grounds....
The courtroom was packed with supporters when anti-war activists Ahlam Mohsen and Max Kantar were arraigned on Jan. 24 in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville. Both pleaded not guilty and were released on personal bond until trial....
The call for the protest notes, “In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered nine new subpoenas in Chicago to anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office is ordering the nine to appear at a Grand Jury in Chicago on Jan. 25.”...
On Oct 29 a predominantly white and suburban federal jury falsely found African-American Boston City Councilor guilty of one count of attempted extortion and three counts of lying to the FBI.  The community has shown its unwavering support for Chuck, voting for him, packing the trial and turning out hundreds strong at a rally on October 30 at the District 7 office in Roxbury. saying "We Stand with Chuck Turner. Chuck is Innocent! The verdict is the crime!"...
A broad group of New York City area organizations have called for a demonstration at the downtown Manhattan FBI offices on Jan. 25 to protest FBI repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists. This protest is one of dozens planned for cities around the U.S. and worldwide....
In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered nine new subpoenas in Chicago to anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office is ordering the nine to appear at a Grand Jury in Chicago on January 25....
The steadfast determination that we saw in Gaza reinforces the importance of the major national antiwar coalition that is taking shape for April 9, organized by the United National Antiwar Committee - UNAC. What makes the April 9th bi-coastal rallies, in New York City and San Francisco truly historic is this coalitions very strong solidarity with the Palestinian people as well as the strong opposition to racism and the wave of anti-Islamic hysteria that has been sweeping the country. The International Action Center has made these issues a cornerstone of our work for many years. ...
The steadfast determination that we saw in Gaza reinforces the importance of the major national antiwar coalition that is taking shape for April 9, organized by the United National Antiwar Committee - UNAC. What makes the April 9th bi-coastal rallies, in New York City and San Francisco truly historic is this coalitions very strong solidarity with the Palestinian people as well as the strong opposition to racism and the wave of anti-Islamic hysteria that has been sweeping the country. The International Action Center has made these issues a cornerstone of our work for many years. ...
On Jan. 3, four prisoners held in Ohio State Penitentiary, a supermax prison started a hunger strike to protest the highly restrictive conditions they have been subjected to since they were moved to the prison in 1998. These prisoners are Bomani Shakur aka Keith LaMar, Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Jason Robb and Namir Abdul Mateen aka James Were, all received death sentences as the result of wrongful convictions on charges related to the 1993 prison uprising in Lucasville, Ohio. Hasan and Robb helped negotiate the settlement of the Lucasville uprising, preventing a massacre such as the one in Attica in 1971 which resulted in more than forty deaths....
The Martin Luther King Day protest focuses on Woodlawn management’s announced plans to outsource 23 of the remaining 38 union jobs at Woodlawn, as an act of vengeance against the workers for choosing a fighting union to represent them. Woodlawn management told the union it has contracted with the Brickman group, a Westchester-based firm that exploits immigrant labor, underpaying them and then abandoning them when they stand up and ask questions....
This year, through an exciting educational and cultural program, we will celebrate and honor the achievements of young people in Cuba, as well as learn about their daily lives and experiences as we visit organic gardens, neighborhood projects, health centers and schools....
International human rights activist Ramsey Clark led a delegation that, after a day-long struggle for admission, crossed into Gaza on Jan. 4 to show solidarity with the blockaded population of the strip. Two years ago the Israeli military invaded and bombed Gaza two years ago, killing 1,450 Palestinians, almost all civilians, including many children. Among those with Clark is Co-director of the International Action Center Sara Flounders. Both are veteran solidarity activists with the struggle of Palestinians for self-determination and the right to live in peace and freedom in every part of Palestine.....
With the beginning of a new year and in coordination with committees and friends from other countries, we propose to start a new and steady campaign on behalf of the Cuban 5:...
On Jan. 3, four prisoners held in Ohio State Penitentiary, a supermax prison started a hunger strike to protest the highly restrictive conditions they have been subjected to since they were moved to the prison in 1998. These prisoners are Bomani Shakur aka Keith LaMar, Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Jason Robb and Namir Abdul Mateen aka James Were, all received death sentences as the result of wrongful convictions on charges related to the 1993 prison uprising in Lucasville, Ohio. Hasan and Robb helped negotiate the settlement of the Lucasville uprising, preventing a massacre such as the one in Attica in 1971 which resulted in more than forty deaths....
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The Bail Out the People Movement took to the streets yesterday in the wake of the storm crisis that paralyzed the city....
The New Year began early for the IAC.On Thanksgiving eve we were confronted with the danger of renewed U.S. war on the Korean peninsula. We initiated an emergency protest for December 3, together with other peace and solidarity organizations....
Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Bomani Shakur (Keith LaMar), Jason Robb and Namir Mateen (James Were) will start a hunger strike on Monday Jan. 3 to protest their 23-hour a day lock down for nearly 18 years. These four death-sentenced prisoners have been single-celled (in solitary) in conditions of confinement significantly more severe than the coniditions experienced by the approximately 125 other death-sentenced prisoners at the supermax prison, Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown....
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THEY are the government, corporate, and financial powers that wage war, ravage the environment and the economy and trample on our democratic rights and liberties....
What conclusions or lessons can be drawn from the historic Georgia prisoners’ strike that lasted close to a week and involved as many as 10 institutions across the state?...
The right-wing government in South Korea is once again threatening live-fire war “exercises” from an island right off the coast of north Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). The DPRK has made it very clear that this would be an act of war to which it would respond vigorously. A huge crisis is in the making. The U.S., which over the last month has been conducting joint naval exercises in the area with both Japan and South Korea, could tell its client state in Seoul to cancel these provocative military maneuvers. But instead, the U.S. again blocked any agreement to resolve the crisis during a day-long meeting of the Security Council at U.N. headquarters on Dec. 19....
For over week, since December 9, thousands of Georgia prisoners have refused to work, stopped all activities and locked down in their cells in a peaceful protest for their human rights. It is urgent to support this heroic act of resistance to inhuman prison conditions and racism....
According to reports from family members and prisoner rights advocates, thousands of incarcerated men throughout Georgia engaged in a coordinated strike starting Dec. 9. They refused to go to work or participate in other assignments or activities, but stayed in their cells, calling it a “lockdown for liberty.” Using unauthorized cell phones, the prisoners have been able to organize among themselves and to communicate with news media and supporters. What is so extraordinary about this action besides its statewide character is its unity among the prisoners — Black, Latino, white, Muslims, Christians, Rastafarians — to achieve their central demand to be treated as human beings, not slaves or animals. ...
According to reports from family members and prisoner rights advocates, thousands of incarcerated men engaged in a coordinated strike starting Dec. 9. They refused to go to work or participate in other assignments or activities, but stayed in their cells, calling it a “lockdown for liberty.”...
The International Action Center is endorsing and supporting the action called by Veterans for Peace and others on Thursday, December 16, 2010 in Washington DC. This action will be the largest veteran-led civil resistance to U.S. wars in recent history. After a rally at Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, many will engage in nonviolent civil resistance at the White House....
Students and faculty at the City University of New York, in opposition to another tuition increase, held two disruptions at meetings of the Board of Trustees in November. The board had proposed a 5 percent tuition increase, which would amount to $125 more per semester, to begin in the spring of 2011. On top of that, the BOT proposed an additional increase of $500 per semester for the Hunter College School of Social Work. CUNY tuition had already been raised by 15 percent in 2009. Since 2003, tuition has increased 44 percent....
I’m troubled but hopeful as I write you now. During the past year, there has been a dangerous upsurge, largely manufactured by the media, in anti-Islamic bigotry. Simultaneously – supposedly, in the name of “peace” – there has been a surge of U.S. attacks against civilians, largely by drones, in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. The so-called “end of combat operations” in Iraq has become a cruel joke....
On Nov. 23, the government of South Korea mobilized 70,000 troops for a week of military maneuvers just off the border of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. The DPRK said that these military maneuvers simulated an invasion of the north....
As part of the week of nationally coordinated actions to STOP FBI REPRESSION and CALL OFF THE GRAND JURY WITCH HUNT on Thursday, Dec 2 at 5pm we will hold a Rally and meeting at Congressman Jerrold Nadler's office. As the Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Representative Nadler has an important role to play in defending the civil liberties of all Americans!...
In response to a U.S. War Crisis on Korean peninsula we are urging your participation in a Rally this Tuesday, Nov 30 at 5pm at Rockefeller Center and 2 on-line actions....
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression continues to denounce the FBI raids on activists in the Midwest on Sept. 24 and to demand an end to the grand jury witch-hunt. The warrants and subpoenas clearly violate people’s First Amendment rights to freedom of association — by demanding materials like address books and information regarding “recruitment and indoctrination” to anti-war, solidarity and other political organizations. This kind of sweeping investigation and grand jury witch-hunt is a dangerous precedent for all people of conscience....
On Nov. 23, the government of South Korea mobilized 70,000 troops for a week of military maneuvers just off the border of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. The DPRK said that these military maneuvers simulated an invasion of the north....
This past August, activists attended a historic Women’s Anti-Imperialist Conference in Montreal Attend a Special Forum to hear reports ...
On Oct 29 a predominantly white and suburban federal jury falsely found African-American Boston City Councilor guilty of one count of attempted extortion and three counts of lying to the FBI. The community has shown its unwavering support for Chuck, voting for him, packing the trial and turning out hundreds strong at a rally on October 30 at the District 7 office in Roxbury. saying "We Stand with Chuck Turner. Chuck is Innocent! The verdict is the crime!"...
e urge all individuals concerned with human rights to sign this international petition to U.S. and Pakistani government officials, urging the immediate repatriation to Pakistan of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui....
As part of the International Week to Repatriate Dr. Aafia Siddiqui campaign,a coalition in the U.S. - led by The Peace Thru Justice Foundation and the International Action Center - will pay a visit the Pakistani Consulate to hold a press conference (followed by a presentation of petitions), to call on the Pakistani government to secure Dr. Siddiqui's release and repatriation back to her home country where she rightfully belongs....
From Dec. 3 to 5 in Tijuana, Mexico — just minutes from the San Diego, Calif., airport — a cross-section of workers from Latin America who are confronting the global crisis will meet with U.S. workers grappling with devastating challenges. Building on six previous conferences, the meeting’s aim is to grow the unity of the working class in the Americas and increase its influence — from the tip of Chile to Alaska — by sharing problems but also examining strategies to fight and win....
On November 9, 2010, Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia Will Consider Reinstating Death Sentence on Internationally Renowned Death Row Political Prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal...
Mumia Abu-Jamal is innocent. He’s spent over 28 years on death row after being unjustly convicted. Mumia was framed because he exposed police brutality as a radio journalist and for helping to found the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1969.The real criminals are the FBI and cops, who bombed the MOVE house on May 13, 1985, burning to death six adults and five children. The MOVE 9 are innocent political prisoners who must be released. A “Tea Party” majority on the U.S. Supreme Court has virtually ordered the Federal Appeals Court to reinstate Mumia’s death sentence. Don’t let the bigots lynch Mumia Abu-Jamal. Show the Federal Appeals Court that we demand justice. Mumia must not die! RALLY in Philadelphia Nov 9. For more information: Free Mumia Coalition (NYC) 212.330.8029 www.freemumia.com...
Bail Out the People is mobilizing 110% to get out the vote for the Freedom Party citywide. We could use a hand....
The International Action Center announces two important NYC showings of a new and exciting film, “Justice on Trial”, on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal at Riverside Church and Baruch College, Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. All out for Mumia, Nov. 9, Philadelphia!!...
After the elections: Join us for a discussion of a new kind of unified & inclusive antiwar movement that can challenge the wars abroad and at home: Regional ANTIWAR Conference, Saturday Nov. 6 12 Noon to 4 pm St Mark’s Church on the Bowery - 10th St & 2nd Ave, New York City. DISCUSS: Making it real — a massive movement to bring the war $$, troops, and mercenaries home now, rebuilding our cities, providing jobs, schools and health care that we all have a right to. Inclusion and solidarity with the targets of war demonization — building solidarity and confronting anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant bigotry and racism; combating FBI raids and other expression of antiwar and international solidarity activists. Incorporating the war on Palestine into the antiwar movement’s demands and actions. Hear concrete plans for the coming months and be part of planning for a giant April 9th NYC antiwar demonstration....
The Black and Latino/a-led Freedom Party is attempting to get a minimum of 50,000 votes in the Nov. 2 midterm elections in New York State in order to secure ballot status. One of the FP’s main goals is to challenge the decades-long, oppressive stranglehold that the big business, pro-war Republican and Democratic parties have had, a hold that keeps workers and oppressed peoples economically and politically powerless....
On Oct. 19 the office phones of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama are expected to ring all day as they did a week earlier. Concerned labor, community and anti-war callers will demand that the government end repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists, return all materials seized in the raids on their homes and office in September and call off the grand jury....
he recent revelations of massive fraud in the processing of foreclosures by major banks demonstrate the urgent necessity for activists to press the demand for an immediate declaration of a two-year moratorium to halt all foreclosures and evictions in the U.S....
In Mexico, from Nov. 3-11, Migrants & their supporters will declare:...
Cuban leaders of the Confederation of Cuban Worker s (CTC) will visit Tijuana, Mexico, a border city 15 minutes south of downtown San Diego and the San Diego Airport - U.S./Mexico border. This conference will give people from North America (the United States, Canada and Mexico) the opportunity to hear first hand from the Latinoamerican and Caribbean workers. Also, you will hear from Union leaders of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador, Puerto Rico and the U.S. discussing the social and labor movements in the Americas.
and coordinators of Encuentro Sindical Nuestra America have also been invited. ESNA is a new development that involves the largest and most militant labor federations throughout Latin America.
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There's a great opportunity this Monday [Oct. 18, 2010] to gather friends together and support the Freedom Party's NY State campaign....
Nearly 80 demonstrations in 25 states were organized on Oct. 7, the second National Day of Action to Defend Education, as thousands of students and workers took to the streets to fight back against the attacks on education being leveled across the country in the form of devastating budget cuts, tuition hikes and the growing threat of privatization....
On the invitation of an Iranian non-governmental organization dedicated to the building of solidarity with the people of Latin America and in response to increasing threats and continuing sanctions on Iran by the United States, delegates from international solidarity, anti-war and women's organizations, including the International Action Center, met in Iran to coordinate efforts to defend the people of Iran in this urgent hour....
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The plans in New York are connected to the October 7th National Day of Action to Defend Public Education, the continuation of the national movement that began on March 4th 2010....
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the first of 14 solidarity activists targeted by the FBI will appear before a Chicago Grand Jury. Let's show the Inquisitors ''we will not them silence our movement!...
DAPT, a national disability rights action group, fought state budget cuts to Medicaid home services by mobilizing in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19-22. Activists chained themselves to three gates at the White House and blocked street intersections. ADAPT also barricaded the Department of Housing and Urban Development building and parking structures with their wheelchairs until HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan agreed in writing to meet with them on Oct. 15. Sixteen were arrested....
The nearly 29-year struggle to free political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal faces a critical juncture with the announcement that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will review Abu-Jamal’s death sentence on Nov. 9. It is imperative that all who stand for justice and against racism and state repression pack the courtroom in Philadelphia....
At the rally on Saturday, Oct. 2, for jobs,peace and equality, many critical issues will be raised by the International Action Center and Bail Out the People Movement and other organizations, such as the need for a real WPA jobs program. However in the wake of the FBI raids and Grand Jury subpoenas against activists last week, the IAC and BOPM want to make sure that there is very visible opposition to FBI repression, with the understanding that the attack on these activists is an attack on all who are fighting against war, racism and for economic and social justice....
On Oct. 7 there will be a citywide rally including students, educators, workers and community activists to defend public education at 4 p.m. at the Harlem State Office Building, followed by a march across Harlem, ending at the City College of New York....
Anti-war, anti-racist and left political activists in the United States have responded with unprecedented energy and outrage against nationally coordinated FBI raids on the homes of well-respected political organizers. Within 72 hours of the Sept. 24 raids, protest demonstrations were held or scheduled in 32 cities across the country....
Progressive activists and organizations across the U.S. began immediately to galvanize a struggle upon learning of the outrageous attacks carried out against solidarity activists by federal agents and the Obama administration. Demonstrations have been called in at least 32 cities and towns from coast to coast. The day after the Sept. 24 multistate raids and grand jury subpoenas, a broad range of progressive activists and community members denounced the FBI at a rally at the federal building in downtown Milwaukee....
Tell President Obama, Attorney General Holder, DOJ Inspector General Fine, the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, Congressional Leaders, U.N. Secy Gen Ban, and members of the media to STOP THE FBI CAMPAIGN OF REPRESSION AGAINST ANTI-WAR AND INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY ACTIVISTS NOW! ...We denounce the Federal Bureau of Investigation harassment of anti-war and solidarity activists. The FBI raided seven houses and an office in Chicago and Minneapolis on Friday, September 24, 2010. The FBI served subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to 13 activists in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. The FBI also attempted to intimidate activists in Wisconsin, California and North Carolina....
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The International Action Center supports the call below from the Minnesota Antiwar Committee for Emergency Actions at federal buildings and FBI offices to Support Anti-War and International Solidarity Activists and Stop FBI Raids and Harassment, and urges you to participate in one of the actions listed below or to organize an action in your city if one is not already planned. ...
We denounce the Federal Bureau of Investigation harassment of anti-war and solidarity activists in several states across the country.  The FBI began turning over six houses in Chicago and Minneapolis this morning, Friday, September 24, 2010, at 8:00 am central time. The FBI handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to about a dozen activists in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. They also attempted to intimidate activists in California and North Carolina....
If you are a WBAI member, please vote for all of the Justice & Unity candidates AND in the following rank order....
On Thursday October 7th, 2010, students, educators, workers, and activists from community organizations across New York City will rally at 4pm outside the Harlem State Office Building at Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd and 125th street before marching across Harlem, finally ending at City College New York (CCNY)....
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 9 AM.Please attend, pack the court and show your support for our sister, Aafia Siddiqui.Be at court by 8am...
The thousands who united on Sept. 11 to say no to the Tea Party and its racist allies have given a new impetus to the anti-racist and workers’ struggle. They faced a right-wing opponent with a month’s head start, big funding and enormous media publicity. But they stood strong to defend their Muslim sisters and brothers and confront the hate-mongers, resisting pressure from the government and corporate media. In the end, they outnumbered and out-shouted the elements who follow Glenn Beck, Newt Gingrich and their ilk. Even the rightist New York Post had to admit that the anti-racists out-organized the right-wing gang....
We urge all individuals concerned with human rights to sign this international petition to U.S. and Pakistani government officials, urging the immediate repatriation to Pakistan of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui....
On September 11 the Tea Party and its racist and right wing allies plan to again demonstrate at the World Trade Center site. For months these bigots have attempted to whip up hysteria against a proposed Islamic masjid (mosque) and community center several blocks from the WTC. ...
Sep 12, 2010
WHERE WAS THE 70%?
By any estimate, the people who came out against racism and bigotry far outnumbered the Tea Party crowd. Forced into action by a vicious anti-Muslim rally meant to stop construction of a downtown Islamic Center, on September 11 thousands of people took to the streets of New York to say no to racism....
On September 11 the Tea Party and its racist and right wing allies plan to again demonstrate at the World Trade Center site. For months these bigots have attempted to whip up hysteria against a proposed Islamic masjid (mosque) and community center several blocks from the WTC. On September 11 right wing, Christian fundamentalist plan a “Burn the Quran” day at a Florida Masjid. These same forces targeting masjids around the country are waging a national hate campaign against all people of color and immigrants....
On the ninth anniversary of September 11, thousands of people marched against racism in a diverse show of solidarity that far outnumbered the Tea Party-led hate rallies.“We had at least 10,000 people,” said Sara Flounders, one of the coordinators of the Unity and Solidarity Rally. “And the rally program – with speakers from the labor movement, immigrants' rights coalitions, and clergy from synagogues, churches and mosques – featured the dynamic diversity of almost every community in New York.” Once the opponents of Park51 had made September 11 into a racist attack on Muslims, the question was whether progressive forces were going to allow this poisonous hate campaign to go unchallenged.Today that question was resoundingly answered in a dynamic anti-racist rally that attracted over fifty speakers and featured noted personalities such as anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, former Congressperson Cynthia McKinney, and former U.S. Attorney Ramsey Clark....
hursday afternoon the top media story was racist Pastor Terry Jones in Gainesville, Florida announcing that he was cancelling his planned 9/11 Quran burning. This came after heavy pressure from the White House and Pentagon fearful of the response in the Muslim world. It is also a grassroots victory based on the mass mobilization against this ugly threat taken on in Gainesville, Florida by the local Students for a Democratic Society – SDS....
Wednesday night’s organizing meeting in New York City for the Saturday, September 11 march against the ugly racism & Islamophobia leveled by the right wing Tea Party against a Muslim Community Center near Ground Zero was truly amazing and inspiring.The plans for a racist rally on September 11 against an Islamic Community Center have galvanized a united anti-racist response. About 100 organizers and activists from dozens of groups attended the meeting to plan a massive show of unity and solidarity. Here are some highlights:...
The Emergency Mobilization Against Racism and Anti-Islamic Bigotry is organizing a rally for civil rights and religious freedom on Saturday, September 11th. This rally is a response to the ugly and violent attacks, both verbal and physical, which are happening more and more frequently around the country. It is also a specific response to the hate-filled protest being called by a coalition of racist and anti-Islamic organizations on September 11th....
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Activists here and around the country have begun mobilizing to stop cold those who promote racism and hatred of Muslims. They plan to confront a vicious demonstration and rally scheduled for the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11. A rally and counterprotest near the WTC site on Aug. 22 showed that the confrontation is gaining momentum....
An energetic protest demanding jobs in Harlem, N.Y., and beyond hit several targets on Aug. 6. Community leaders and activists began their action at North General Hospital — where workers, represented by Service Employees Local 1199, were given only four days’ notice that the entire hospital would be shut down. Describing the closing of the hospital as an attack on the whole community, union members declared their struggle to be not just a fight for jobs, but also a fight to preserve affordable health care in Harlem....
On September 11 the Tea Party and its racist and right wing allies plan to again demonstrate at the World Trade Center site. For months these bigots have attempted to whip up hysteria against a proposed Islamic masjid (mosque) and community center several blocks from the WTC....
On Monday, August 16th Solidarity Rally for Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused by the U.S. military of leaking the video called "Collateral Murder" to the website WikiLeaks. The footage, made public in April 2010, shows US Army Bravo Company 2-16 killing civilians in Bagdad in July 2007....
Aug 11, 2010
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There will be much to do in support of Lynne Stewart in these next months. For the moment, the priority is to see that Lynne is sent to the Federal Corrections Institition for Women in Danbury rather than somewhere in Texas or even further from her family and friends. WRITE TO THE BUREAU OF PRISONS IMMEDIATELY! TURN YOUR PAIN AT LYNNE'S HORRIFIC SENTENCE INTO FIGHTING BACK. THIS IS STEP 1....
nce Again the US government has imposed another cruel punishment against Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban 5 imprisoned in the US for fighting against terrorism....
On Aug. 13-16, a ground-breaking conference of women from many countries and organizations will be held in Montreal to take up the crucial issues facing women worldwide, such as war, occupation, and corporate globalization, which brings with it low wages, and sweatshops and forces millions of women a year to leave their homelands to obtain jobs. The worldwide economic crisis is only worsening conditions for millions of women....
Organizations from Arizona’s three major population centers — Tucson, Flagstaff and Phoenix — met on July 17 to prepare coordinated activities for July 29, the date of SB 1070’s implementation. SB 1070 is a racist, anti-immigrant state law that is opposed by immigrant rights advocates, progressives and justice-loving people in Arizona and around the country....
LGBTQ organizations, Immigrant Rights groups & progressive allied organizations are being asked to please circulate the following email widely to their internet networks as soon as possible. They ask that your constituents and members sign on to the online petition in support of the boycott and circulate it widely as part of Week of Solidarity against the anti-immigrant attacks in Arizona & Call to Action for Human Rights July 23-30, 2010...
This is the moment to open a campaign to reawaken and mobilize a movement that can end the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq. The New York Times in the U.S., the Guardian in Britain and Der Spiegel in Germany have published their spins on 92,000 classified cables released by Wikileaks, cables with messages between U.S. officials regarding the occupation of Afghanistan and the war against the Afghan resistance....
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hereby demand the immediate repeal of Arizona's unconstitutional and racist anti-immigrant law SB 1070, which legalizes racial profiling by law enforcement and makes failure to carry immigration documents a crime....
The Muslim Solidarity Committee and Project SALAM (Support And Legal Advocacy for Muslims) have called for a public demonstration on Sunday, July 25 in Albany in solidarity with the Muslim community there, that has been subject to discrimination and persecution by the U.S. political police. The demonstration is set for the end of a national anti-war conference in the city. The organizers have called on conference participants to meet at east steps of the Capitol, Washington & State Streets, a block from the Conference site, at 1 p.m. for a march to Masjid As-Salam at 278 Central Avenue. The Muslim Solidarity Committee and Project SALAM will also participate in a luncheon panel on political repression and closing Guantanamo. ...
The U.S.-based social-networking monolith Facebook has begun an all-out assault on its members, deleting three active groups that advocated for progressive and radical causes, permanently banning the accounts of four individuals who administered one group, and sending threatening messages to others....
From Friday, July 23 to Sunday July 25 the International Action Center will be joining hundreds of other anti-war and community activists at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany, NY for a National Conference to Bring the Troops Home Now. This United National Antiwar Conference will be an intense weekend of plenary sessions, workshops, education, resolutions and networking....
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In the final two weeks of June we have seen a number of serious developments in the Middle East involving the United States, Israel, and the Islamic Republic of Iran. While almost completely ignored by the U.S. mainstream press, there is considerable alarm around the world and especially in the Middle East. Some of these developments are unprecedented and could denote a sharp escalation in the U.S./NATO and Israeli campaign against Iran, or even all-out war....
Nodutdol will be organizing an interactive outdoor art exhibit on the national mall, a film screening, lobbying, press conference, and a congressional briefing....
Lynne Stewart, targeted by the Bush-era Justice Dept. for daring to forcefully advocate for her client, is in danger - and only immense popular support can save her....
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A 22 year old U.S. soldier, B. Manning, has been arrested on suspicion of leaking classified combat video footage and secret documents to a whistle-blower website. SPC Manning, from Potomac, Maryland, is assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division and was stationed at Forward Operating Base Hammer, located east of Baghdad. SPC Manning was arrested in Iraq and is currently being held in Kuwait pending further investigations. The WikiLeaks website posted a video which shows U.S. occupation forces shooting civilians on a Baghdad street during 2007....
June 28th, 2010, marks the first year of the Military Coup in Honduras; the worst political, social and economic disaster in Honduran history. In the morning of that fatal day, more than 200 military men irrupted in the residence of Constitutional President, José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, beat him, tied him down and in his pajamas, put him on a plane and dropped him in the Airport in Costa Rica. Today, President Zelaya and his family are exiled and wish to soon go back to Honduras. ...
To reverse the destructive changes at WBAI over the past year, it is crucial that the Justice & Unity Campaign win back its majority on the Local Station Board....
We will be joining thousands of other activists in Detroit for the U.S. Social Forum from Tuesday, June 22 through Saturday, June 26 -- a week of workshops, education and networking. We are especially interested in meeting up with other revolutionary activists and militant community organizations....
Join us for an in-depth dialogue on the current state of climate change negotiations from a global perspective that will identify the way forward for climate justice. Topics will include a comparison between the Copenhagen Accord, the recently reviewed text of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) and significant Bolivian submissions to the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change). The issue of "Putting U.S. Militarism Back into the Climate Change Calculations" will also be addressed....
The International Action Center joins with the Gaza Freedom March, Al Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition NY and a number of Palestine solidarity and human rights activists and organizations in calling for Emergency protests on Monday and Tuesday in response to the brutal Israeli attack on 600 unarmed Palestine Solidarity activists participating in the Free Gaza Flotilla....
It was a significant event that not even the big-business-owned press could ignore, hard as they wanted to do. May Day 2010 in the United States was the largest national outpouring of protests since the May Day Immigrant Uprising of 2006, when millions of people, the great majority of Latin American and Caribbean origin, took to the streets against the reactionary Sensenbrenner bill that denied full immigrant rights....
This week nationwide press conferences are being held in various cities by leading coalitions in the immigrant rights movement to collectively denounce attempts to criminalize immigrants, from the recent bill in Arizona to the Schumer plan. Included in the media events are the May 1st Coalition in Tucson, Arizona; the May 1st Coalition in New York, New York; the Miami May Day Coalition in Miami, Florida; and here in Los Angeles the Southern California Immigration Coalition (SCIC)....
On Saturday May 1, 2010, a diverse coalition of immigrant rights advocates, community and union leaders, artists and youth-based community organizations will gather in Union Square at midday for a rally, march and Hip Hop concert in support of immigrant and worker rights. In light of legislation passed in Arizona last week, the Union Square event will emphasize condemning this racially charged legislation that will terrorize not only immigrants but all communities of color....
Ten years ago, the International Action Center initiated a major demonstration focused on the prison industrial complex. It was held on in front of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The march was called to take place on April 15, the day before militant actions to oppose the criminal policies of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which were meeting in that city; thousands of youth took part in those protests....
Seventy-five years ago, Pres. Roosevelt signed the executive order establishing the Works Projects Administration, the biggest public jobs program in U.S. history. Join unemployed people, trade unionists, community and youth activists and organizations from all over the country on Saturday, May 8 in Washington, D.C. to call for a real jobs program for the 30 million unemployed and underemployed people in the U.S. today....
April 23 — When the Arizona Senate passed a sweeping, racist anti-immigrant bill on April 19, it unleashed a firestorm of outrage from Arizona’s oppressed communities. The bill legalizes racial profiling and criminalizes all undocumented people as “trespassers.” It also contains provisions attacking day laborers, allows for the seizure of any vehicle used to transport an undocumented person, and calls for the arrest of anyone who provides assistance to an undocumented person....
The Arizona law targeting all immigrants, and all Latinos/as, has been passed by both houses of the Arizona Legislation. The governor has three days to either veto, sign or let it pass into law without action. We must let the Arizona state government know that this racist attack will be answered by not only protests, but a full-scale tourism and convention boycott of Arizona...
On April 17, the openly Nazi group NSM held a rally at Los Angeles City Hall. Many groups, including socialist, anti-war and anti-racist organizations, mobilized to challenge their so-called right to free speech that motivates violence, racism and genocide against non-European peoples and the LGBTQ community....
In the early morning hours of April 15, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the FBI and other Homeland Security agencies launched a military operation against Tucson’s mostly Latino/a and Indigenous south side neighborhoods....
In 2006, May Day was revived in the U.S., the country of its origin, as a result of the upsurge of immigrant workers. This was a great step forward for the workers' struggle....
This is a critical moment in the long battle to save the life of world-renown African-American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been on Pennsylvania’s death row for almost 28 years. Millions of people worldwide know that he has never had a fair trial or appeals process before a jury of his peers—that he has been denied his basic legal and constitutional rights....
The PASNAP members of the Temple University Nurses and Healthcare Professionals remain strong in continuing their strike, begun March 31, against Temple University Hospital. Members remain committed to improving patient safety and raising the bar on union rights....
Among the many so-called “Tea Party” actions mobilizing right-wing forces on the pretext of opposing paying taxes was one called by a local New York City group, which seemed to be based in Staten Island. The Tax Day rally, however, was set at the Central Post Office across from Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.<...
April 3 was “Call to Action Day” at Columbia University — a day to inform, mobilize and organize to save the life of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The theme was “Live from Death Row: Mumia at the Crossroads in the Age of Obama.” It was organized by Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal....
In solidarity with the struggling people of Haiti , the International Action Center is re-publishing the groundbreaking book, Haiti: A Slave Revolution, 200 Years after 1804....
A visit of the “Tea Party Express” to cities in the Midwest — a region of the country that has been most devastated by the economic crisis of capitalism — did not go unchallenged. Rather, activists and community members confronted them at several stops to denounce the right-wing attempt to divide working and oppressed people and to show that the racist, sexist, anti-lesbian-gay-bi-trans, anti-immigrant, corporate-funded Tea Party does not speak for working people....
The corporate media may give it a different spin, but for Palin and Wall Street’s Tea Party, Boston was a bust....
We make a call to the international community regarding the militarization and potential massacre in the valley of Aguán, Northern Honduras. Reports estimate that of over 5000 police and military from all over the country have arrived in the valley of Aguán. There are over 3,500 families with women, children and elderly people who since last year have reclaimed land that was stolen or forcefully removed by the businessmen Miguel Facusse, René Morales and Reynaldo Canales....
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Writers for Mumia, an afternoon of readings and testimonials by poets, playwrights, journalists, book authors, wordsmiths and activists, will be held April 24 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 512 W. 126th St. in Harlem. The New York Chapter of the National Writers Union and the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition of New York City are co-sponsoring the event, which precedes a rally in front of the Justice Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., on April 26....
The Boston chapter of the Bail Out the People Movement will be holding a protest against Sarah Palin and the Tea Party on April 14 at 9:30 a.m. The protest will take place at the Boston Common Bandstand, where these extreme ultraright reactionaries will be holding a rally. ...
Southern California, Occupied México- On Friday and Saturday March 26 and 27, the International Action Center (IAC) and Unión del Barrio hosted a National Labor Tour coordinated by the US/Cuba Labor Exchange to Southern California. The purpose of the tour was two fold; 1) to bring together workers in the US with those from Latin America to discuss the current social and political problems arising from US Economic Trade Policies (Free Trade Agreements), and 2) to build support for the Bolivarian Alternative for Nuestra América (ALBA) the social and economic integration program for continental unity....
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Renee Washington DeFreitas, a 51 year old state employee and mother of five did everything she was supposed to: she worked hard long hours, volunteered for overtime when it existed, saved her money, and bought a home with the hope that she would have something as she grew older, both for herself and her children and grandchildren....
On March 21, tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people will be demonstrating for immigrant rights in Washington, D.C....
The International Action Center will be traveling to DC this weekend with activists from Bailout the People Movement, BAYAN, FIST-Fight Imperialism Stand Together, Peoples Organization for Progress, May 1 Coalition for Workers and Immigrant rights, Women’s Fight Back Network, Free Mumia Coalition and many others in cars, vans and buses.

Saturday, MARCH 20...

This year’s May Day is more important than ever as the economic and financial crisis continues to strike a heavy blow on workers from the U.S. and around the world. A recovery with no jobs is a recovery solely for the multinational corporations, who are raking in record profits as the people face increasing poverty, joblessness, homelessness, disease and death. The escalation of war abroad in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the racist, ruthless military occupation of Haiti demand our response....
On March 4 more than 100 demonstrations were organized in 33 states against the devastating cuts, layoffs and tuition hikes as part of the National Day of Action to Defend Education, including campuses such as the University of Maryland and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The following reports are examples of some of these significant protests, which are signs pointing to the potential of a revitalized national youth and student fight-back movement reminiscent of the 1960s....
Students protested cuts in education in over 100 cities across the U.S. on March 4th, 2010, a day of National Student Action. This is the first national student protest involving thousands of students and workers. These are some of the videos from that event....
The Bail Out the People Movement, meeting in New York on Feb. 24, voted to endorse and help to mobilize for the March 20 National March on Washington. The demonstration, called by the Answer Coalition, raises the slogans: U.S. out of Afghanistan and Iraq, Free Palestine, Reparations for Haiti, and Money for Healthcare, Jobs and Education. The endorsement, proposed by the International Action Center, had unanimous support and was followed by a concrete discussion of outreach, transportation and material to take to Washington....
Let the Honduran People restore democracy through convening the Constitutional Convention they have been demanding to rebuild their country on a basis of equality and justice....
On March 4 students and workers from all around the country will take action to defend education against increased privatization of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools, budget cuts, layoffs, furloughs and tuition increases at college and universities — especially the public institutions....
Across the country, students, teachers, faculty and other workers, along with concerned parents, community activists and organizations, will be using the week of March 4 to strike decisively to defend public education and the right to pursue higher learning. The effects of the economic crisis have been felt in all sectors. Hundreds of thousands have faced having their homes foreclosed on or being evicted. Millions have lost their jobs and have added to the ranks of unemployed, especially people of color. Many families face hunger on a daily basis....
At least $100 billion will be spent this year in occupying Afghanistan. Over three million jobs at $15 per hour could be created with this money. Instead it’s being used to kill children thousands of miles away....
Since the 1980s, militarists in Honduras have trained paramilitary forces to torture and murder labor unionists and other activists to prevent the people from exercising their basic right to resist exploitation and oppression....
On the morning of December 9, long-time Baltimore Community activists Sharon Black-Ceci and Steven Ceci were dragged from their home by Baltimore police. The two, long-time leaders in the anti-racist, and poor people's rights struggle, had been under police surveillance for their political activism. They have each been falsely charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, a felony, and possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor....
Jenny Ulysse is a teen-aged Boston community organizer who was in Port-au-Prince Haiti on January 12 and was injured in the earthquake. She has been unable to receive an x-ray or any medical attention for her injured foot and leg since then. Although she is a legal resident of the United States, lives here with her family and is the main breadwinner, is employed and goes to school in Boston, her efforts to return and obtain necessary medical attention are being rebuffed at the U.S. embassy because she is not a citizen....
In an effort to intimidate observers to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s trial Federal Marshals have instituted a new and unprecedented measure of copying photo identification and having names and addresses logged by court security officers before admission into the courtroom. This is especially threatening to the Pakistani immigrant community who is deeply concerned about the fate of their sister Aafia. An additional level of metal detectors is also posted outside the courtroom....
Over 200,000 may have died in the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010.Thousands more are wounded and dying every day from infections, embolisms and lack of medical care and supplies. Some 2 million people are homeless. Please join the Coalition To Stand With Haiti in this demonstration to Honor the memory of the dead and to Show solidarity with those who are injured and who lost their family members and homes. ...
Demand a Two-Year Moratorium on Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs in Michigan and a State of Emergency in Detroit....
The United States's goal to control the region for the benefit of its corporations has no boundaries, whether posing as an aiding partner as in Haiti, or through the imposition of an illegitimate government as in Honduras; through 'diplomacy' or through blatant military force....
On April 6, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal asking for a new trial for death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, based on evidence of racist prosecutorial misconduct during his original 1982 trial in Philadelphia. An important aspect of this misconduct is based on the 1986 Batson issue=97a legal decision that says that prospective jurors cannot be selected or unselected based on their race....
A partial list of marches, demonstrations and events...
Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s trail continues Monday, January 25 and EVERY DAY at 9:00am. In an effort to intimidate Dr Siddiqui’s supporters court officials have harassed observers by taking I.D. numbers before they entered the courtroom....
The Supreme Court has tossed out a lower court ruling that nullified the death sentence for former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. He has been an outspoken activist from behind bars, claiming there were procedural errors during his capital sentencing, and that too few blacks were on the jury....
Send a message to President Obama, former Presidents Clinton and Bush: "The People of Haiti need food, water, and medical aid, not military occupation"...
In response to the devastating eqrthquake in Haiti, IFCO Pastors for Peace is supporting these organizations, which are delivering humanitarian aid quickly: Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, Lakou New York and Movement for Dominican Haitian Women....
In the wake of the tragic events in Haiti,the organizers of the Martin Luther King Birthday Bail Out the People Not the Banks Protest on Wall St., scheduled for Friday, January 15, at Wall St. and Broad St. from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m., have decided to make Friday's protest a solidarity event with the Haitian people....
Egyptian security police have launched a brutal, unprovoked assault on the 500-member third Viva Palestina humanitarian relief convoy to Gaza. Dozens of convoy members have been injured and some are reported missing....
On March 4, students and workers from all around the country will take action to defend education against increased privatization of K-12 schools and budget cuts, layoffs, furloughs and tuition increases at the college and university level—especially the public institutions....
Last Dec. 27, the U.S.-funded Israel war machine unleashed a blizzard of U.S.-made weapons of mass destruction on the towns and refugee camps of Gaza, the most densely populated place on earth. 1,500 died, many of them women and children. Tens of thousands lost their arms, legs, eyes, were paralyzed, orphaned or made homeless....
The following lesbian/gay/bi and trans activists as well as progressives in the United States working in solidarity with the Honduran people and against the U.S.-backed illegal military coup strongly condemn the assassination of Walter Tróchez, a 25-year-old member of the lesbian/gay/bi/trans community in Honduras and an active participant in the National Resistance Front....
...the Open Letter supports the growing international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, by calling on trade unionists in the United States to Divest from State of Israel Bonds, support workers' refusal to handle Israeli cargo, break ties with the racist Histadrut, and oppose U.S. military and economic aid for Israel....
Support arrived quickly for long-time Baltimore community activists Sharon Black-Ceci and Steven Ceci, who were arrested and dragged from their home by cops on Dec. 9. As of Dec. 14 more than 1,000 people had sent in messages or signed a petition demanding their release from all charges, an inquiry into police surveillance of Baltimore progressives and that police stop all attacks on movement activists....
Many of us relearned something obvious over the past year: elections offer only an opportunity to avoid tragedy, further exploitation and, at best, stagnation with a bad outcome or with a good outcome, a better chance for peace, the end of militarism, progress toward economic and social justice and a world of cooperation, not competition. Most often, our two-party national elections offer a slight difference, if any, on critical issues....
As Wall Street prepares to lavish its bankers and traders with billions in year-end bonuses, the MTA is getting ready to worsen the economic crisis for millions of New Yorkers....
Black and Ceci, long-time leaders in the anti-racist, and poor people’s rights struggle, had been under police surveillance for their political activism....
100s of billions are being spent on imperialist wars and occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, but as Martin Luther King pointed out, the bombs also fall on poor communities in the U.S in the form of deepening poverty. This is true across the country, but especially true in California - slammed by the twin crises of skyrocketing unemployment and a resulting state budget crisis that is prompting deep cuts in badly needed services. Students at UC campuses are fighting to reverse a whopping 32% increase in tuition, home foreclosures are still on the rise, and communities of homeless people are cropping up in rural areas and in cities across the state. The media keeps calling it recovery, but the jobs are just not coming back....
On December 3rd, 2009, in New York City the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) is presenting Vale CEO Roger Agnelli with its Global Citizenship Award. Agnelli isn’t a ‘good citizen.’ Under his watch Vale has waged an all out war on workers all over the world....
A White House Summit on Jobs is scheduled for Dec. 3. But instead of a jobs program, the president is sending tens of thousands of troops to war in Afghanistan at a cost of 50 billion more dollars on top of the fortune already wasted on war. Join us on Dec. 3 in a protest in front of the White House during the Jobs Summit to demand a real jobs program that can put the 30 million workers who are either unemployed or underemployed to work at jobs that pay a living wage....
Next Tuesday, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, President Barack Obama will announce plans to send somewhere between 25,000 and 35,000 additional troops to continue the war against the people of Afghanistan.

Join us on Wednesday, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm to say, “Bring the Troops Home Now! We need jobs, not war!”...

Lynne Stewart has just been notified by Judge Koeltl to surrender tomorrow, to begin serving her sentence....
Shannon’s actions prove him unfit to serve as US ambassador to Brazil. How can Shannon effectively serve as US ambassador when Brazil has been among the strongest voices demanding that the Age of Coups in the Americas is over and that the Honduran coup cannot be allowed to stand?...
Among the topics Goldstein will address: high-tech globalization; the world-wide wage competition; the “jobless recovery”; the nature of the economic crisis; why capitalism cannot revive; the Republic Window and Doors plant occupation; strategies for a fight back; the socialist perspective...
The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (ICFFMAJ) coalition convened an urgent meeting here on Oct. 17. Mumia supporters from Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C., were in attendance. It was a fightback strategy meeting of critical importance. Mumia, who has been on death row for over 27 years, is now, more than ever, faced with having his life snuffed out by the political powers that be....
Tomorrow morning, Brynwood Partners, the Union busting company that brought Stella D’Oro, is sending trucks to the plant in the Bronx to remove machinery. The workers are asking supporters to join them in an emergency protest against the removal of the machinery....
The tragic death of Mr. Roy George, Vice-president of Pricol Ltd., Coimbatore on 22 September 2009 occurred, as you are aware, against a background of deeply disturbing actions of management of Pricol Ltd Coimbatore. Not only has the company continually and openly flouted labour laws, Supreme Court directions, Chennai High Court directions, orders of the Government of Tamil Nadu, issued on 29th June 2009 that the demands of the workers are met, and the directions of the Labour Department of Government of Tamil Nadu, but it has continued to victimise and harass the workers. It has also pressurised and blackmailed them to try to force them to leave their union, the AICCTU. The workers however have refused to leave their union and have continued to struggle through a variety of peaceful and democratic means....
ouncil Member Tony Avella will hold a press conference with Stella D’Oro workers, Ms. Joyce Alston, President of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 50, and many other union leaders and representatives to urge the mayor to personally intervene to prevent the proposed closure of the 77 year old Stella D’Oro bakery in the Bronx,......
t this moment the Embassy of Brazil in Tegucigalpa where President Manuel Zelaya has been staying since he returned to his country on September 21, together with his family and close to 100 supporters, is being blockaded and attacked with chemical and electronic noise-producing weapons by the Honduran military. Poisonous chemicals and gases are being thrown from helicopters. The entrance is guarded by heavily armed troops who do not allow the delivery of food or other necessities. Water and electricity have been cut off several times in an effort to starve and hurt those inside....
Over a thousand people gathered in Arsenal Park in Pittsburgh to resist the G-20 countries meeting in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center downtown. Young activists representing struggles against racism, gentrification, imperialist wars, gender oppression and environmental destruction gathered together in an effort coordinated by the Pittsburgh G-20 Resistance Project. ...
The International Action Center is proud to join with the following organizations that are in the forefront of community organizations of struggle and resistance in NY/NJ area and are endorsing and supporting the Justice & Unity Campaign at WBAI radio in the Local Station Board elections. Justice & Unity will UNDO THE COUP supported by the current WBAI board majority and will help save WBAI and protect community voices on the air...
Sean O'Sullivan, senior at University of Pittsburgh, who was not taking part in the protests earlier in the day, stated "It was the police who started the violence and ended up finishing the violence. It felt like a war zone...the police kept becoming more and more violent, taking over more and more of the street....
More than 1,000 protesters marched through the streets here on Sept. 20 demanding a real jobs program, like the public works program the Roosevelt administration enacted during the Great Depression of the 1930s. It was the first demonstration related to the G-20 summit, a gathering of Treasury officials and central bankers from 20 countries that is to take place in the city later in the week. The goal of the G-20 is to protect bank profits. ...
resident Manuel Zelaya, who was deposed on June 28 by a right-wing pro-U.S. coup, has returned home to his beloved country. Reports indicate that he is secure at the Brazilian embassy. His return is a victory for the people of Honduras and is a direct result of their non-stop and daily struggle for over 80 days....
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President Manuel Zelaya, who was deposed on June 28 by a right-wing pro-U.S. coup, has returned home to his beloved country. Reports indicate that he is secure at the Brazilian embassy. His return is a victory for the people of Honduras and is a direct result of their non-stop and daily struggle for over 80 days....
As we write, caravans are already on the road to Pittsburgh, some from as far away as California and Florida. Over the next few days, community organizers, activists, students, veterans, unemployed people and trade unionists will be arriving in Pittsburgh for the March for Jobs and Tent City. As the G20 assembles to discuss the global financial crisis, this broad coalition of people across the U.S. is building for this major protest to ensure that the voiceless are heard. This will be a week-long effort, starting on on Sunday, September 20 with a March for Jobs, and continuing with the Tent City which will last through Friday....
Students face a devastating new reality. Along with the usual back-to-school jitters, students across the country must cope with massive budget cuts, higher tuition rates and decreased financial aid. Those students who manage to scrape together the extra funds necessary to graduate face a terribly bleak job market when they leave their campuses....
Over the next few days, community organizers, activists, students, veterans, unemployed people and trade unionists will be arriving in Pittsburgh for the March for Jobs and Tent City.? As the G20 assembles to discuss the global financial crisis, this broad coalition of people across the U.S. is building for this major protest to ensure that the voiceless are heard. This will be a week-long effort, starting on on Sunday, September 20 with a March for Jobs, and continuing with the Tent City which will last through Friday....
The International Action Center is excited to announce that it is organizing a delegation to this important conference in Honduras. This conference will be a striking blow against the illegitimate government of Roberto Micheletti as it will show worldwide solidarity with the people of Honduras who continue to demand the return of President Manuel Zelaya and a peoples Constitutional Assembly despite wide repression....
Biden’s threat came during a full corporate media offensive against Iran. Its timing - and the new threats - should serve as an alert to the entire progressive and anti-war movement. U.S. aircraft carriers, destroyers, nuclear submarines, jet aircraft and drones clog the seas that wash up on Iranian shores. In light of the events of this summer, and the ongoing propoganda war against Iran, it is important to remember that John Bolton told the Telegraph of London in 2007 that a US military attack on Iran would "be a 'last option' after economic sanctions and attempts to foment a popular revolution had failed."...
As the G-20 summit prepares to descend upon Pittsburgh, the city has been thrust into the spotlight and is being highlighted for its "commitment to employing new and green technology to further economic recovery and development". It has been and is being denoted as the city that got it right, where pollution has been eroded, the rivers cleaned and the jobs in industry have thoroughly been replaced....
Although providing transportation for especially unemployed workers across the country is an expensive venture, we must make it happen. Why? A delegation of participants who traveled great lengths and made stops along the way to highlight California's growing jobless and homeless plight is decisive. California's economy and its worsening trend has become a crystal ball showing the bleak future for working people in the entire nation and an example of how politicians refuse to address the needs of working and poor people and instead cater to the needs of the super rich monopoly banks and corporations. Buses and caravans to Pittsburgh would say in a loud clear voice:...
"Fight or Starve" read the headlines of a leaflet being distributed by the Unemployed Council members in 1933. Flash forwards 76 years and it?s Labor Day 2009. A year ago the collapse of Lehman Brothers set off a worldwide melt down of the banking system and the biggest world economic crisis since the 1930s. One year later, after more than 13 trillion dollars of help from the government, they say Wall Street is okay. As finance ministers prepare for the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh this month, the spin is that the recovery is here or near and that U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke saved the country and the planet from a second great depression....
ow that the documents recording the systematic torture of thousands of prisoners in secret U.S. prisons has been released to the world media in U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s report, the secret documents on the imprisonment and torture of Dr Aafia Siddiqui must also be released to the courts and to the world....
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United Steel Workers Union and United Electrical Workers have endorsed and are mobilizing....
Both the United Steel Workers and the United Electrical workers unions have endorsed the March for Jobs in Pittsburgh, September 20....
It's a group of Treasury officials and central bankers from 20 countries, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Its goal is to protect bank profits, whatever it costs the people of the world....
We are excited about our upcoming Katrina Anniversary Program! We hope you will join us and our allies for this program to honor our volunteers, reflect on on our positive change and progress, and share in fellowship with those that have made this possible....
We demand: Stop the killings & repression of the Honduran people;No to human rights violations in Honduras; Support the non-violent resistance of the Honduran People and the National Front for Resistance Against the Coup d’état; Immediate return of Constitutional law and restore Constitutional President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales; No to an electoral process as product of the de facto regime; No to the militarization of Honduras, or U.S. military bases in Honduras...
Celebrate the release of On the Move – Sounds Inspired by Mumia Abu Jamal and to celebrate the voices that have come together to demand through words and song that Mumia Abu Jamal be set free!...
Youth jobless stats "beyond scary; they're catastrophic," says NY Times Columnist Bob Herbert...
December, 4, 5 and 6,/ Diciembre 4,5 y 6, 2009. ¡La lucha obrera no tiene fronteras! The workers’struggle has no borders!Uniting America's Working Class and Increasing its Influence...
BEFORE THE G-20 SUMMIT, A CALL TO JOIN A NATIONAL MARCH FOR JOBS. The Unemployed, the Homeless, the Hungry & the Poor must no longer be INVISIBLE & SILENT. IN PITTSBURGH SUNDAY, SEPT. 20. 2009. Tent City on the Hill - Sept. 20-25. Revive Dr. King's dream of a movement for a right to a job. If you don't have a job, fight to get one - if you have one -- fight to keep it....
The International Action Center is calling on the anti-war and progressive movement to participate in National Days of Solidarity with the people resisting the coup d'etat in Honduras on the two month anniversary of the coup ...
This panel of speakers, the majority of whom are Iranian born, will present information and views based on research and sober analysis. Questions and answers follow the presentations....
Whereas, there is no recovery in sight from the current economic crisis. Although government measures have enabled Wall Street to pocket hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars, still unemployment, foreclosures and poverty continue to soar...
We have just learned that Israeli security forces have refused entry to three U.S. activists attempting to visit the Palestinian Territories. One of them, Karen Sullivan, is being sent home on a flight tonight, and two others, Sarah Martin and Katrina Plotz have refused to leave, and are being taken into custody. They are being treated as criminals, while their only goal was to learn about the reality of life for the Palestinian people. All three should be allowed to enter the country, as millions of tourists do every year....
Participants will include:...
The arrest of Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by a Cambridge police officer after showing two forms of identification after he, along with a Black limo driver, had unjammed the lock to the front door of Gates' own house in a predominantly white, upscale neighborhood known as "Harvard Square" has brought the struggle against racism to the front pages of newspapers throughout the US and around the world....
The ongoing crisis in Iran following the recent presidential elections has been a source of much misunderstanding and confusion in antiwar and progressive organizations, particularly in the United States.  In the face of ongoing threats of military action against Iran, especially recent remarks by Vice President Joe Biden that gave a green light for an Israeli attack and this week's visit by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to Israel, the antiwar movement must be clear in its opposition to any attack, or to the propaganda used to justify such an attack....
I demand that the Barack Obama administration and the U.S. Congress unequivocally condemn the unconstitutional and anti-democratic military coup in Honduras and insist that the military regime and the newly appointed but illegitimate president of Honduras restore President Zelaya to office, free all the imprisoned popular leaders and remove the curfew. I further demand that the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras be recalled immediately until such time as President Zelaya is restored to office....
For the better part of the last 75 years, revolutionary peoples’ artist Irving Fierstein used his immense talent to depict the many struggles of working and oppressed people for social and economic justice and against imperialism. In the early 1980s Fierstein created a unique genre of art—striking full-color revolutionary banners thoughtfully composed and painstakingly painted by hand....
Come out to hear the latest developments in Honduras following the right-wing coup against President Manuel Zelaya on June 28th and demonstrate your solidarity with the Honduran people, as they continue to demand their president back....
As we write, the Viva Palestina Convoy is being denied passage into Gaza by the Egyptian Government....
As we write, the Viva Palestina Convoy is being denied passage into Gaza by the Egyptian Government....
In September the eyes of the world will be on Pittsburgh, where the G20 countries will meet to consider what to do about the biggest global economic crisis since the 1930s. The heads of governments, finance ministers and central bankers that will be in Pittsburgh for the summit hear the concerns of bankers and corporate executives all the time. They need to listen to the voices of the millions of people who have lost their jobs and their homes because of the crisis. The Bail out the People Movement, a coalition of community, labor, religious, and grassroots activists, wants to help dramatize the crisis of joblessness, and the need for action both in the U.S. and worldwide to the G20 summit. It is now clear that the stimulus legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in March has done little to stop the loss of jobs. There is no recovery for the unemployed, the underemployed and the poor; and things are only getting worse. This is why we're asking you to help make the idea of a Global Week of Solidarity with the Unemployed from September 19 through September 26, the week of the G20 Summit, a reality....
Please consider making an emergency donation.Stop War on Iran was founded in early 2005 as an international campaign to oppose a U.S. military attack on Iran and other acts of war, including sanctions and covert destabilization....
Approximately 40 immigrant artists (artists who were displaced from their homelands) will participate in 4 exhibits throughout the metropolitan New York area, the first two openings taking place in July, 2009. The artists come from a variety of continents and countries including Ivory Coast, Taiwan to Guatemala and Chile....
The next day, July 4th, hundreds  of people from across the United States will depart New York to Egypt, where they will load trucks with millions of dollars worth of medical supplies and drive it to the besieged people of Gaza. Weapons made in USA have brought death and destruction to the people of Palestine. We will be coming to Gaza with medical aid that saves lives instead....
Manuel Zelaya is backed by a majority of labor unions and social movements in Honduras. This coup was carried out in a way that mirrors the removal of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti and the attempted coup against President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, who was brought back to power by the Venezuelan people....
One the eve of America's Independence Day celebration, American Muslims (with the support of concerned members of non-Muslim communities) will spearhead a three-part initiative to draw attention to, and to educate the public on, the enormous gulf that still exist between promise and fulfillment, and how this socio-political deficiency within the American body-politic has impacted the Muslim community (globally) post 9/11....
Last night, Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel....
Last night, Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel....
[23 miles off the coast of Gaza, 15:30pm] - Today Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (see below for a complete list of passengers). The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel....
Councilmember Barron Calls on President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton to Call off Israeli Warships which are threatening the life of Fmr Rep Cynthia McKinney and those aboard the Spirit of Humanity...
Manuel Zelaya is backed by a majority of labor unions and social movements in Honduras.  This coup was carried out in a way that mirrors the removal of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti and the attempted coup against President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, who was brought back to power by the Venezuelan people...
I demand that the Barack Obama administration and the U.S. Congress unequivocally condemn the unconstitutional and anti-democratic military coup in Honduras and insist that the military regime and the newly appointed but illegitimate president of Honduras restore President Zelaya to office, free all the imprisoned popular leaders and remove the curfew. I further demand that the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras be recalled immediately until such time as President Zelaya is restored to office....
June 26, 2009, is the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a particularly significant day for those of us concerned about the continued use of this criminal act worldwide. Most recently, a US citizen of Filipino descent has fallen victim to this cruel and degrading act in the Philippines....
In 2004, the NAACP voted unanimously (with one "nay" vote) to "reiterate its support of the international movement for a new and fair trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal." Yet the organization has done nothing since that time to ensure justice for Mumia....
We'll be closing down the petition around June 26 so that data can be compiled for delivery to the U.S. Parole Commission. So don't wait. Do it now. Not sure if you've signed? Sign again. Any duplicates will be deleted before the signatures are submitted to the Parole Commission....
What a week coming up! The "G192" (UN Conference on the Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Development), previously scheduled for June 1-4, is happening June 24-26: this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday....
Wells Fargo, a recipient of $25 billion in bailout funds, has cut off financing to Quad City Die Casting, throwing over 100 out of work. This is a devestating loss to the workers, but the effect ripples out. It's a loss of over $6.4 million a year in lost wages and tax revenue to our community....
The third G20 summit is going to be in Pittsburgh, Pa., on September 24 and 25, 2009. The challenge before the movements for economic and social justice, as well as the antiwar movement, is that the next meeting of the powers that govern the world economy be met with a powerful mass mobilization demanding that jobs and social needs, and not war and greed, prevail--here in the U.S., and across the world. ...
On June 26, 2009, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color and allies will take to the streets of NYC once again and demand justice to let the world know, that on the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, the rebellion is not over and we will continue fighting for justice, raising our voices until we are heard....
The third G20 summit is going to be in Pittsburgh , Pa. on September 24 and 25, 2009. The challenge before the movements for economic and social justice, as well as the antiwar movement, is that the next meeting of the powers that govern the world economy be met with a powerful mass mobilization demanding that jobs and social needs, not war and greed, prevail--here in the U.S. and across the world....
Jun 13, 2009
Take back WBAI
For decades, New Yorkers have relied on WBAI 99.5 FM, in the Pacifica Radio Network, for radio broadcasting that provides real news and perspectives not filtered by corporate media. Now, the station is under attack....
An interview with Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke aired June 7 on the CBS television program “60 Minutes.” The Fed head talked about the multi-trillion-dollar bailout of the U.S. economy that has propped up financial institutions, banks, and corporations such as insurance giant AIG. Bernanke glibly stated he was prepared to double the amount if necessary in order to stave off a collapse of the system....
The third G20 summit is going to be in Pittsburgh, Pa., on September 24 and 25, 2009. The challenge before the movements for economic and social justice, as well as the antiwar movement, is that the next meeting of the powers that govern the world economy be met with a powerful mass mobilization demanding that jobs and social needs, and not war and greed, prevail--here in the U.S., and across the world....
Organizers of the People’s Summit and Tent City taking place June 14-17 in downtown Detroit have announced several demonstrations and other events as part of its four-day agenda. The People’s Summit will counter the National Summit, known until recently as the National Business Summit, occurring June 15-17 at the GM Renaissance Center. A State of Emergency Fightback Rally will kick off the People’s Summit on June 14. Organizers say they will do what the politicians have so far refused to do–declare a state of economic emergency in Michigan and all areas affected by high unemployment, plant closings, mass layoffs, and record foreclosures and evictions. They will demand and begin instituting an immediate moratorium on layoffs, budget cuts, evictions and foreclosures....
"Moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions NOW!"...
Byron Blake, United Nations ambassador for Jamaica and senior advisor to President of UN General Assembly Miguel d'Escoto-Brockmann, will bring greetings from UN President d’Escoto to the People's Economic Summit's plenary session on May 31 in New York. Ambassador Blake is scheduled to open the main plenary session at 1:pm....
The imperialists, with the U.S. leading the pack, have been pressuring countries to delay or even cancel the conference. This pressure extended to rewriting and watering down the original draft, which was considered “too leftist.” Rich countries were planning to send low-level officials, while Latin American countries were planning to send their presidents and/or their foreign ministers....
Although pressure and hostility on the part of some G20 governments has resulted in the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development being postponed from June 1 to 3 until June 24 to 26, the People's Economic Summit this Sunday, May 31 will go on as scheduled....
Based on the global capitalist economic crisis which is wreaking havoc on the lives of hundreds of millions of people world wide, United Nations General Assembly President Miguel D'Escoto-Brockman is organizing an urgent Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development, to take place on June 1-3 at the United Nations in New York City....
Troy Davis is an African American on death row in Georgia. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of a police officer despite what Amnesty International calls "overwhelming doubts about his guilt....
Organizers of the People's Summit, including a tent city, in downtown Detroit June 14-17 report momentum is building for the event. It's billed as "four days of active resistance" to counter the National Business Summit held June 15-17 at the GM Renaissance Center....
On May 19, from Alaska to West Virginia and from Argentina to Uganda, high school and college students, faith-based groups and progressive community organizations are organizing vigils, rallies and petition drives as well as the vital means of communication to bring worldwide pressure on Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Pardons and Parole Board to stop the execution of Troy Anthony Davis....
Organizing for the June 14-17 People's Summit and Tent City in Detroit is building fast. A planning meeting April 25 was attended by representatives from a broad base of progressive organizations. They included the Autoworkers Caravan, which has been in the forefront of challenging the massive attacks on auto workers' wages and benefits; the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions; disabled activists from Warriors on Wheels; Call 'Em Out; the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization; the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality; and the National Lawyers Guild. Two UAW members from Toledo, Ohio, also attended....
One of the meetings is the June 1 - 3 UN General Assembly's International Conference on the Global Economic and Financial Crisis. On Sunday, May 31, the day before the UN meeting, the People's Economic Summit will take place directly across the street from the UN building, under tents in Dag HammarskjÖld Plaza....Because of the unique nature of the June UN conference, The Bail Out the People Movement decided to call a People's Economic Summit in conjunction with it. The goal of the one-day People's Economic Summit is to bring together activists, organizers and leaders from the various movements and struggles around the region, the country, and some from around the world....
Reports from Berkeley, CA where the Pacifica National Board met this weekend are that the Interim Executive Director, Grace Aaron has sanctioned the decision taken by the WBAI Local Station Board last Monday at its hastily called "executive session" to fire General Manager Tony Riddle and Program Director Bernard White....
May 1 is May Day -- International Workers' Day. It began in the United States a long time ago during the struggle for the eight-hour work day, but that history is not well known here, and for good reason. The scions of capitalism who feed us their ideology don't want workers and oppressed people to know their own history of struggle....
ATTENTION ACTIVISTS AND ORGANIZERS! The Bail Out the People Movement is announcing three important projects: The third G20 summit is going to be in NYC on or around September 20, 2009. The G20 summits are taking place in response to the greatest worldwide economic crisis since the 1930s. However, the purpose of these high-level meetings of governments and bankers is not to rescue the people of the world from depression level unemployment, evictions, homelessness, poverty, social and economic inequality and war. These summits are about fixing the economic and financial order that puts profits before people-and fixing that system by creating more poverty, misery and suffering....
Former congressman Tom Tancredo, a national symbol of hate, racism, sexism, bigotry and the scapegoating of immigrants, was invited to speak at UNC Chapel Hill on April 14 by Youth for Western Civilization, a newly-formed white supremacist organization on campus....
While May Day has historically been a day of workers solidarity and a celebration of labor power, this is not a day or year like any other....
Clearly, the fight to bail out the people will not end in April. We must continue to build a movement that will guarantee jobs,homes, health care, an end to repression and war, and everything the people need during this growing economic crisis....Since 2006, workers have come out to commemorate May 1st, International Workers Day. Despite the raids and deportations, immigrant workers, the sector whose struggle bore May Day in Chicago two centuries ago, have revived May Day, a day celebrated by billions around the world every year. In 2005, workers and activists reclaimed May Day once again and held several May Day demonstrations in New York City and elsewhere....
On April 6, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeal for a new guilt-phase trial. The Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to consider the Philadelphia DA's separate appeal, which is attempting to execute Abu-Jamal WITHOUT a new sentencing hearing. In response to yesterday's rejection, Abu-Jamal's lead attorney, Robert R. Bryan, will be filing a "petition for re-hearing" in the U.S. Supreme Court....
In an early sign of what promises to be a growing movement, 1,000 people defied a torrential downpour to rally on Wall Street on Friday, April 3 in response to a national call from the Bail Out the People Movement. The central demands of the demonstration were: 1) a real jobs program; and 2) an immediate moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. Participants included unions, community groups, youth and students from Detroit, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Buffalo and dozens of organizing centers throughout the country....
At the Bank of America Plaza spirited demonstrators echoed chants off the towering Bank of America corporate building calling for an end to bank bailouts and foreclosures and evictions. A picket line of dozens of protesters rallied around a large tent set up to dramatize the epidemic of "Hoovervilles" or tent cities in California due to the housing and job crisis. ...
Enter area at Pine and Broadway go East one SHORT block to Nassau This is just a block from the Friday Rally site. We will join United for Peace and Justice as they come by at Pine and Broadway, about 1:00pm. One block further at Wall and Broadway the whole march will turn Left down Wall Street, turn Right at Broad Street and the NY Stock Exchange, then turn Right on Exchange and go back to Broadway. From there the march will proceed South to Battery Park....
As we write (3:00 pm Friday), thousands of activists, students, youth, trade unionists, and community organizers are marching through the streets of the Wall Street financial district demanding "Bail Out the People - Not the Banks!" Police have arrested 4 protesters so far, and they are being held at the 1st Precinct....
Activists from more than 50 organizing centers across the U.S. will march on Wall Street this weekend - starting Friday at 1 pm - to demand a real bailout for working people, including an immediate moratorium on foreclosures and evictions and a real jobs program....
It has been brought to my attention that you have issued an order today to change the locks on the WBAI transmitter room in the Empire State Building tomorrow. I have several questions that deserve honest answers:...
BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE now has VERY exciting Friday and Saturday plans. We have just confirmed BOTH Friday and Saturday Rally Permits for Wall Street....
Rally Friday, April 3: Gather at 1:00 pm on Wall Street at Broadway. Rally on Broadway from Wall Street south to Exchange and block further South on Broadway to the 'Bull'. There will be contingents of youth, women, worker and immigrant rights, and more. ...
On Friday morning, just a few hours before the Wall St. rally, the bureau of labor statistics is going to announce that another two-thirds of a million workers got laid off in March....
With just one week to go before the April 3 March on Wall Street, we need your help to reach out across the metropolitan area....
On Friday, April 3, the Bail Out the People Movement, a growing coalition of hundreds of organizations and thousands of activists, will march on Wall Street and AIG. Protesters on April 3 will bring demands for a real jobs program, a moratorium on foreclosures, and other necessary programs for bailing out the people, not banks and Wall Street financial institutions....
On Friday, April 3, the Bail Out the People Movement, a growing coalition of hundreds of organizations and thousands of activists, will march on Wall Street and AIG. Protesters on April 3 will bring demands for a real jobs program, a moratorium on foreclosures, and other necessary programs for bailing out the people, not banks and Wall Street financial institutions....
This year, on April 3 and April 4, we honor the legacy of Dr. King with our urgent call for a new direction by marching on the financial capital of the country, Wall Street....
No event is so tragic that U.S. financiers and brokers won't look for a way to make money from it. It's a relief when someone exposes them for the vultures they are....
The May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights held a news conference on March 17 at Union Square to announce the upcoming May Day rally in New York City, which has been held there each year since 2005....
It is becoming clear that the stimulus packages and bail out proposals coming from Wall Street and Washington won't even make a dent in the growing number of layoffs and foreclosures. Working people must organize independently to demand a bail out for the people, not the banks. It's time to march on Wall Street! The stock markets are crashing, the world economy is headed into a depression, and the U.S. government and its top bankers are giving trillions of dollars to bailout the richest 1 percent of the people while doing nothing to rescue ordinary working and poor people....
Members of immigrant groups, unions, laborers, students, human rights activists, and workers in general who are part of the May 1st Coalition Worker and Immigrant Rights will announce the next steps on the path to achieve the same success of past demonstrations of immigrants in the city of New York and other American cities....
Let us remind the world that part of Dr. King's dream was that everyone should have the right to a job or an income. Rekindling that dream could not be more crucial today when the worse economic crisis since the 1930s is throwing 20,000 workers out of a job each day....
The foreclosed homes auction today [March 8, 2009] at the Jacob Javits Convention Center is an insult to the millions who have lost their homes and jobs in what is know the biggest economic crises since the depression of the 1930s....
The People's Summit will occur simultaneously with the National Business Summit, sponsored by the Detroit Economic Club, taking place at Ford Field in downtown Detroit....
In just over 48 hours, more than 30,000 messages have been sent to NYC Mayor Bloomberg, the NYC City Council, the Jacob Javits Center, and the Real Estate Disposition Corporation (REDC)demanding the cancellation of a foreclosure auction planned for this Sunday....
Please join us on Sunday morning at 10:00 am sharp at a demonstration against the biggest auction of foreclosed homes ever in New York City....
Tell President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Clinton, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, Caribbean Economic Community Chair Barrow, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, ICE director John P. Torres, Congress and members of the media: Stop the Deportation of 30,000 Haitians!...
Ending Ceremony Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Memorial at 4 p.m. Site of 1911 fire that killed 146 women workers and girls.......
It is becoming clear that the stimulus packages and bail out proposals coming from Wall Street and Washington won't even make a dent in the growing number of layoffs and foreclosures. Working people must organize independently to demand a bail out for the people, not the banks.It's time to march on Wall Street!...
The New York Post maligned President Barak Obama in an overtly racist cartoon depicting two police officers, one is pointing a smoking gun at a large chimpanzee, lying on the ground clearly shot dead.The caption reads "They'll have to find someone else to write the stimulus bill."...
Activists from around New England will gather Feb. 28 at the union hall of the Boston School Bus Drivers, United Steelworkers Local 8751, for a conference on the economic crisis and how to fight back. The event is being hosted by USW 8751....
The people voted overwhelmingly for an end to war and occupation. The world demands that it end. Most importantly, the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Palestine demand that it end....
First, let us begin by saying thank you. Thank you for demonstrating to and for African people and the world the courage and conviction that must be had to be self-determining in the face of insurmountable odds. Odds that would have crushed others with any less will to be free....
Chuck Turner is a progressive Black Activist (45 year history) and Boston City Councilor (9 years) who has been a consistent tireless fighter against war and racism and every form of injustice for over four decades. The letter below is addressed by Chuck Turner to those who love justice everywhere:...
Today, February 6, is the 33rd anniversary of Leonard Peltier's arrest.Time to set him free... Because it is the RIGHT thing to do....
On July 9, 2007 City Council Speaker Christine Quinn illegally fired Viola Plummer, who was then City Councilman Charles Barron’s Chief of Staff. The firing was in retaliation for Mrs. Plummer's and Mr. Barron's opposition to Speaker Quinn's racist intervention in the City Council's naming of 4 blocks in Bedford-Stuyvesant after famed and respected Black Nationalist Sonny Abubadika Carson....
In many ways, the U.S.-financed genocidal siege of Gaza that many of us have been demonstrating against in recent weeks is a harbinger of the widening war against the workers and oppressed peoples of the planet that is sure to intensify this year. In 2009, more and more lives are going to be devastated by the biggest global eIn many ways, the U.S.-financed genocidal siege of Gaza that many of us have been demonstrating against in recent weeks is a harbinger of the widening war against the workers and oppressed peoples of the planet that is sure to intensify this year. In 2009, more and more lives are going to be devastated by the biggest global economic crisis since the depression of the 1930s.conomic crisis since the depression of the 1930s....
I am so OUTRAGED! My brother Leonard was severely beaten upon his arrival at the Canaan Federal Penitentiary. When he went into population after his transfer, some inmates assaulted him. The severity of his injuries is that he suffered numerous blows to his head and body, receiving a large bump on his head, possibly a concussion, and numerous bruises. Also, one of his fingers is swollen and discolored and he has pain in his chest and ribcage. There was blood everywhere from his injuries....
Today, more than 15,000 people rallied in Times Square to protest Israel's ongoing assault against the people of Palestine . The demonstration stretched from 42nd Street south to 38 Street, along 7th Ave , and was followed by a spirited march past the New York Times building to the Time Warner building on 58th Street where CNN's New York office is located. Eyewitnesses reported that the police used pepper spray in an unprovoked assault on the protesters including teenagers and children as young as ten years old. Others were pushed and struck by police....
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e must act now, before the massacres continue! Over 200 people were killed in Gaza on Saturday, December 27 in a series of Israeli attacks - with US-made and paid for weaponry - upon the Palestinian people. These cold-blooded killings come on top of a siege on Gaza that has killed hundreds by depriving them of medical care, deprived Gazans of electricity, power and fuel and attempted to strangle the life of the Palestinian people in Gaza....
New classes in camera and editing starting January 4, 2009, at the Solidarity Center, 55 W. 17th Street, 5th floor., New York City ...
Students of the New School University, from the Radical Student Union and SDS, along with supporters from universities including NYU, Hunter College, City College of NY, CUNY Graduate Center, Rutgers University and Borough of Manhattan Community College, are currently occupying the New School Graduate Faculty Building (65 5th Avenue in Manhattan - @14th Street)....
Steve Millies, a long time activist, took the podium at the meeting and denounced the MTA as "a collection agency for the biggest banks and insurance companies," and said that the budget should be "thrown in the garbage can."...
On Tuesday, Governor Paterson is going to release his budget proposal. He will be proposing the most devastating across the board cuts in every social need vital to the well being of New Yorkers since the 1970's....
Their workplace was suddenly shutdown when Bank of America withdrew a line of credit. No 60 days notice was given to these workers, as required by the WARN (Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification) Act. Their vacation pay was stolen, too....
The Bail Out the People Movement invites you to come together on Jan. 17, 2009 to talk, share and plan to fight back. If there was ever a time for us to recommit ourselves to Dr. King's struggle for economic and social justice, there can hardly be any doubt that now, 80 years after his birth, is that time....
During the week of December 8-13 Organize Protests in Front of Your Local Bank of America Office or Building....
Dec. 6 will be a day of international solidarity to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. It is sorely needed. Lynne Abraham, the Philadelphia district attorney known as “the deadliest D.A. in the U.S.,” is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Abu-Jamal's death sentence despite mounds of evidence showing his innocence....
Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US thanksgiving holiday....
Help us pressure the Egyptian Government to Open the Rafah Crossing so that Palestinians may access basic supplies to survive....
To: President Bush, Senator McCain, Governor Palen, Attorney General Mukasey, Governors of Key States, Congressional and Republican Party leaders and members of the media...
All who want to stop the Bush White House from starting another war should immediately protest the unilateral, unjustifiable and criminal October 26 U.S. assaults on Syrian and Pakistani sovereignty. Don’t let Bush get away with expanded war crimes in the Middle East. Condemn his efforts to hand a wider war to the next administration....
On Monday, October 27, Troy Davis, an African American on death row in Georgia, is scheduled to be legally lynched by the state of Georgia. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of a police officer despite what Amnesty International calls "overwhelming doubts about his guilt."...
The stock markets are crashing, the world economy is headed into a deep recession or even depression, and the U.S. government and its top bankers, along with their counterparts around the world, are giving what's going to amount to trillions of dollars to bailout the richest 1 percent of the people ...
Click the link below to send a message directly to presiding Judge Larry Stephen, Mayor Bloomberg, Gov Paterson, Senators Clinton and Schumer, the New York State Legislature, and members of the media!...
The Senate has just voted to pass a US$700-billion financial bailout for corrupt financial institutions, while ignoring the real needs of working people. In addition to an unprecedented giveaway to Wall Street, the bill also includes $100 billion dollars in tax breaks for corporations - but no relief for working people who are facing foreclosure and who need health care, jobs, and education....
Anti-war activists need to address the latest phase of the war - the war against working people here!...
Cuban leaders of the Confederation of Cuban Workers (CTC) will visit Tijuana, Mexico, a city 15 minutes from the San Diego, U.S./Mexico border. This conference will give people from North America (the United States, Canada and Mexico) the opportunity to hear first hand from the Cubans about Cuba’s workers and their unions. Also, you will hear from leaders of the Venezuelan union, UNT, about the present situation of the Venezuelan revolution and the issues facing Venezuelan workers, representatives of Mexico, United States, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Haiti, the Philippines and Nicaragua discussing the social and labor movements in the Americas....
As many of you know, the Bush Administration, with the support of politicians from both parties in Congress, has repeatedly threatened Iran with military action, and many now believe that an attack may be imminent....
The Bush Administration, with the support of politicians of both parties in Congress, has repeatedly threatened Iran with military action, and many now believe that an attack may be imminent.The Stop War on Iran campaign has issued an international call for actions on September 27....
The International Action Center condemns the U.S. silencing of Mrs. Masood "disappeared" of Pakistan. The United States Department of Homeland Security has cowardly revoked the travel visa for Amna Masood Janjua. She was prevented from traveling to the US to meet with human rights organizations and members of Congress by US agents who boarded the plane she was on, forcing her off. ...
Foreclosures and evictions are devastating working families around the country. One in nine homeowners nationwide is either behind in their mortgage payments or their family homes are in foreclosure. Over 72,000 homeowners have lost their homes in the Detroit area alone. The vacant home rate in Detroit is 18 percent, second only to New Orleans. ...
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In early August the western powers and news media launched an anti-Russia campaign following events in Georgia and South Ossetia. With great concern, people around the world watched the recent military confrontation in Georgia, which had been a republic in the former Soviet Union. ...
(Denver) Today, thousands of activists from across the country rallied at the State Capitol and marched through the streets of Denver to kick off a week of protests during the Democratic National Convention....
Aug. 26 -- A series of rallies, marches, teach-ins and cultural events have taken place in the first two days of people's resistance to the Democratic Party during its national convention in Denver....
Denver police have used violence and mass arrests in an attempt to silence dissent during the Democratic National Convention. However, organizers and activists have put the city and police on notice that their intimidation tactics will not work....
Recent news makes it clear why it is more important than ever that we take to the streets on August 2. According to press reports, President Bush has given the Israeli military the go-ahead to prepare for an imminent attack on Iran. Once again the most powerful forces of US corporate power - the military-industrial-petroleum complex -are using Israel as their proxy to threaten war on surrounding countries in the region. Israel is armed, financed, and politically and diplomatically supported by Washington....
Please show your support for the Migrants Trade Union and the right of migrant workers in South Korea to form and join trade unions. Send a letter to the South Korean Supreme Court and government telling them to recognize MTU!!...
CSNY urges everyone to attend this year's annual July 26th 2008 Celebration in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution! This years event will take place on saturday, July 26th at the 1199/SEIU Building Martin Luther King Labor Center, 310 West 43rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, Times Square Subway Stop) in Manhattan. ...
Dear Friends of the Cuban Five: For more than ten years, Adriana and Gerardo have not been able to see each other. Olga and René have also been denied the right to family visits, since August 2000. This is due to the cruel and unjustified refusal by the U.S. government to grant entry visas to the wives of two of the Cuban Five. ...
This resolution, which has 220 co-sponsors from both major parties, demands that the President immediately impose a land, sea, and air blockade on Iran to stop shipments of gasoline, and to subject all cargo entering or leaving Iran to stringent inspection requirements....
We are writing because of the new and immediate danger of a U.S. attack on Iran, either directly by the Pentagon or through Israel. ...
On June 26, the Stop War on Iran Campaign issued a call for emergency actions on August 2 to stop the Bush Administration's drive towards an attack against Iran. In the few days since we’ve issued the call, responses have been pouring in. Already, we have heard back from activists and organizers who are planning protests, rallies, and pickets in more than 50 cities, including a major demonstration in New York City in Times Square and a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington. Actions will also be held in Los Angeles, several cities in Texas, locations throughout New England, small towns in Utah, and more. We are working on compiling a list of the growing number of local actions now, which we will have online soon....
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Allendistas and revolutionaries in New York are inviting everyone to celebrate the birth of President Salvador Allende, who was cruelly assassinated and defeated by a U.S. decree and by the armed Pinochet gang....
Join with the International Action Center and U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange on a fact-finding mission to investigate human rights violations in Colombia and attend the Tribunal!...
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A delegation of Detroit activists traveled to Washington, D.C., on April 16 to participate in the national demonstration called by the Ad Hoc Network to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions. The action took place outside the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Policy Summit held in a hotel just two blocks away from Capitol Hill....
Three years ago, The Daily News ran a story about reservists returning from Iraq in 2004 from the same unit who were suffering from what euphemistically has been called "Gulf War Syndrome." It turned out that they all had been exposed to radioactive dust during their tour of duty in Iraq. The short term and long term effects of this exposure are slowly emerging into public consciousness....
n June/July 2008 14 different routes of the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba will be on the road visiting more than 120 US and Canadian cities. We will travel in school buses, trucks, and cars to Cuba via Mexico with medical and educational supplies collected from groups across the US and Canada as a collective challenge to the inhuman and immoral US blockade and travel ban. Five of our buses will be named in honor of the Five Cuban patriots who are unjustly incarcerated in US jails. ...
May 7, 2008 - Oppose Zionist celebration of 60 years of Nakba 2. May 16, 2008 - Major Rally at the UN to commemorate 60 years of Nakba...
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WORLD EVENTS have made May Day 2008 a turning point. AT NO OTHER TIME in our lives has it been more critical to march together and work together. WE NOW FACE AN ECONOMIC CRISIS the likes of which we have not seen in our lifetimes that is throwing millions out of their homes, jobs and making it more difficult to get healthcare, an education or even gas and food....
Yesterday, on the morning of April 15th, Dr. Al-Arian was removed from the abusive prison of Howard County Detention Center in Maryland. Although immigration officials promised to prevent any further abuse, he was simply thrown from the pot into the frying pan....
Rainbow Flags for Mumia is a coalition of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people and organizations that came together in 1999 to demand a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal. The following are excerpts from a call issued by RF4M organizers Imani Henry and LeiLani Dowell to help raise awareness and solidarity with the Free Mumia rally in Philadelphia on April 19....
The Ad Hoc National Network to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions brought people, many facing foreclosure, from as far away as Boston, Raleigh and Miami. Sharon Black, a Baltimore organizer who chaired the rally, pointed out that the billionaire bankers were in D.C. to lobby for more tax breaks and concessions from Congress....
I urge you to join me and many others at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in a national protest at the Mortgage Bankers Association Conference in Washington D.C. at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, N.W....
On Nov. 30, 2007 African-American police brutality and anti-war activist Larry Hales was arrested after 10 cops illegally busted into his home without a warrant and without permission, physically attacked him and handcuffed his partner to a chair. He is facing frame-up charges of "interfering with the police" and faces extended jail time for being the victim of a police attack. ...
There is considerable documentation of the extremely "irregular" decision making by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. See the...minority position in the Third Circuit ruling. We must expose the conspiracy to convict Mumia, to deny him a new trial, and to have him either executed or imprisoned for life. We will not accept their decision. Into the streets for our brother, Mumia, and for ourselves!!!...
In response to an online petition campaign over 50,000 email messages have been sent to the members of the House and Senate Banking and Finance Committees demanding a moratorium on bank foreclosures and evictions. The number is continuing to grow!...
The following statement was issued on March 29 by Pam Africa, coordinator of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, on the March 28, 2008 court ruling by the three-judge panel of the Third Circuit of Appeals....
Ed Lewinson is 78 years old and blind. On Wednesday he leaves for Federal prison in Elkton Ohio to serve a 90 day prison sentence based on his arrest protesting the School of the Americas (U.S. School of Torture) at Ft Benning GA....
When the Mortgage Bankers Association meets in Washington, D.C., on April 16-17 at the swanky Washington Court Hotel, their gathering will draw protesters. The MBA is a national lobbying group that represents the interests of the banks, including lending firms that are directly responsible for the evictions of tens of thousands of people, including both buyers and renters, from their foreclosed homes....
The Coalition to Save Harlem Announces an Online Petition Against the 125th Street Rezoning Plan....
Attention antiwar activists--dust off your protest signs and bring them to a national demonstration against home foreclosures and evictions in Washington DC, on Wednesday, April 16. Join the Ad Hoc National Network Against Home Foreclosures and Evictions in front of the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference, the biggest assembly of mortgage bankers in the country, to demand a moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions. Almost everyone hates the war in Iraq, but until now many have seemed resigned to leaving it up to politicians to end it. That's because most people have felt that the war didn't affect them personally. That mindset is coming to an end. ...
THE THIRD CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS HAS RULED AGAINST A NEW TRIAL FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL. THEY HAVE CALLED FOR A SENTENCING HEARING WHICH CAN RESULT IN EITHER AN EXECUTION OR LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE.DAY AFTER PLANS ARE IN EFFECT ...
We hope that you can join us to welcome and hear Edgar Paez, from the National Board of SINALTRAINAL, the Colombian union of the food industry workers. He will be April 1-2, 2008, in Philadelphia as part of a tour through the U.S. to bring attention to the danger not only for Colombian orkers, but for workers in the U.S as well, of signing a Free Trade agreement with Colombia....
On September 1, 2008, tens of thousands plan to take to the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota, to say no to the war and occupation in Iraq. The Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War, made up of more than 100 organizations from across the country, has been seeking permits for this demonstration since days after the Republicans announced they would hold their national convention in Minnesota. While we have a permit to assemble and rally at the State Capitol, the City of St. Paul continues to withhold a permit for a march on the Xcel Center, where the Convention will be held....
THE MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION (MBA) -- the biggest national lobby of all the banks -- including the criminal predatory lenders, that are busy evicting your neighbors, relatives, friends and maybe you from your home -- is holding it's annual policy conference in Washington D.C., on April 16 and 17. Their main goal is to make sure that bankers continue to get bailed out while families get tossed out! ...
Dr. Sami Al-Arian was transferred yesterday morning, on the 9th day of his hunger strike, to a federal medical facility in Butner, North Carolina run by the Bureau of Prisons. Since beginning his no- water or food hunger strike on March 3, Dr. Al-Arian has lost 23 pounds and grown weaker. He has not yet been given an IV. A doctor who examined him on Monday said he is suffering from starvation and Dr. Sami Al-Arian was transferred yesterday morning, on the 9th day of his hunger strike, to a federal medical facility in Butner, North Carolina run by the Bureau of Prisons. Since beginning his no- water or food hunger strike on March 3, Dr. Al-Arian has lost 23 pounds and grown weaker. He has not yet been given an IV. A doctor who examined him on Monday said he is suffering from starvation and dehydration....
Growing list of cities participating in actions on or around Feb. 29, 2008, in solidarity with the Haitian people, on the 4th anniversary of the Feb. 29, 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti....
hareef Aleem, Larry Hales and African-American police brutality and anti-war activist Larry Hales was arrested after 10 cops illegally busted into his home without a warrant and without permission,physically attacked him and handcuffed his partner to a chair. He is facing frame-up charges of interfering with the police" and faces extended jail time for being the victim of a police attack....
The demonstration of over 500,000 people in Belgrade and the attack on the U.S. Embassy show the depth of outrage and anger over the seizure of the Serbian province of Kosovo. Two Kosovo border posts were destroyed, one by fire the other in an explosion, along with ten McDonald's outlets and several Western banks and other hated targets. The Western media had overwhelming applauded the U.S. destruction in 1999 and it now has a responsibility to explain the reason for the mass anger of millions of people. The outrage is because the province of Kosovo is not actually being granted "independence." Millions of people see recognition of Kosovo's "independence" as an effort to legitimize a direct U.S. colony and to permanently secure a giant U.S. military base in the region....
On March 8, 1908, working women in the needle trade industry took to the streets of New York City demanding better working conditions, higher wages, shorter workdays and the overall improvement of women's lives in this country. These women marched through New York City demanding justice for women workers and immigrant workers; they were in fact working immigrant women. The message and militancy of these women were so inspiring to women around the world that in 1910 the International Socialist Congress meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, officially declared March 8 International Women's Day....
No one should be awakened by armed squads bursting into their homes in the dead of night with shotguns and automatic weapons drawn taking away parents and relatives leaving children alone....
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Speakers include: Ramsey Clark, Najam Ud Din, Ryan Hancock, Sara Flounders, and Omer Khwaja. Special screening of "Missing in Pakistan," a 24-minute independently produced documentary about the abduction and illegal detention of Pakistani citizens by Pakistani intelligence agencies....
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Workshops will coordinate with the activities of the International Action Center and Troops Out Now Coalition. Trainees will have a chance to gather footage from demonstrations, meetings and forums and will learn to edit that footage and stream it on YouTube and Facebook....
The Iraqi sectarian Government established under the US occupation is about to agree with the occupying power to transfer all Iraqi prisoners of war (POW) and detainees held in the Baghdad International Airport prison from US authority to its authority. This information was confirmed by the American airport prison authority who informed the defense lawyers of Iraqi POW that beginning with 31 March 2008 it will relinquish the responsibility of their safety during their visits to the prison. This means that the handover is imminent, and a new carnage place, similar to that when president Saddam Hussein and his comrades were handed over to the same sectarian Government and its Militias. ...
The U.S. backed Israeli blockade of Gaza must end! Internationally coordinated demonstrations will be happening on Friday and Saturday. International Action Center urges everyone to attend the demonstration nearest you, and to forward this call from Al-Awda (Palestine Right to Return Coalition) to as many people and as many lists as you can!...
The Israeli state, with the complete backing of the imperialists of the U.S. and the European Union, as well as their clients among the corrupt feudal monarchs in the region, has deprived the entire Palestinian population in Gaza of electricity, sanitation, potable water, heat, cooking gas, medicines and adequate food. And it is winter in Palestine. Nothing has been done to end this crime against humanity, this collective punishment of the Palestinian people, despite many appeals to international agencies and organizations....
In the past week, the Bush Administration has been caught red-handed manufacturing the highly publicized provocation" off the Iranian coast on Jan. 6 when five small Iranian open-air speedboats allegedly challenged three massive U. S. guided-missile warships. The U.S. Navy has now admitted that it had spliced together the audio and video tape it presented as evidence and that the threatening voice on the video warning "you may explode" may not have belonged to any Iranian sailors....
Troops Out Now Coalition is part of and urges full support and a strong turn-out for The PEOPLE'S PEACE CONFERENCE 2008....
This year, let's help put the meaning back into the Martin Luther King holiday on January 21st by marching against racism, oppression, war, poverty and division. In New York, the march will assemble at 1 PM for an opening rally at 32nd Street and 7th Avenue, near the offices of radio station WABC (which recently put Don Imus back on the air!). Then we will march to Columbus Circle and rally outside of CNN's offices (located inside the Time Warner building)....
Fighters for reproductive justice for poor women are stepping up their campaign to overturn the Hyde Amendment, a reactionary law enacted by Congress in 1976 and signed by Democratic President Jimmy Carter in 1977. The Hyde Amendment denies women on Medicaid the right to funding for abortions. It is named for its archreactionary sponsor, Henry Hyde, a former long-term Republican congressman from Illinois. ...
The Coalition to Stop the Demolitions is calling for National Days of Action on Jan. 25 and 26. The call is to rally activists around the country to show solidarity with public-housing residents in New Orleans and to save four public-housing developments from being demolished by private developers in favor of more expensive luxurious developments....
Victor Toro Ramerez fought the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Now he is fighting deportation from the U.S., and is linking his own struggle to that of all undocumented workers....
Monday, Jan 21, in New York City and across the nation: The International Action Center and the Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) youth group are initiating an important call to action around the U.S. for Jan. 21, 2008, the official Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday. The call motivates people for solidarity and unity in the struggle against racism and all forms of injustice at home and abroad. It also calls for a national march in New York City along with other mobilizations around the country on this day focusing support for the Black community and immigrant rights:...
The Bush Administration has initiated an extremely dangerous war provocation just off Iran's coast, in the Strait of Hormuz. With Bush on his way to the Middle East to mobilize a collection of oil-rich U.S. client states against Iran, the U.S. government is working overtime to create a public-relations incident to heighten tensions in the region and threaten a new war. ...
We must strive to promote international friendship, sharing and true respect for humankind and to oppose the policies of domination, globalization, and war....
Join Ramsey Clark, Howard Zinn, George Galloway, Dennis Halliday, Harold Pinter, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Tony Benn, Lynne Stewart, David Swanson and thousands more in an international campaign to Stop War on Iran. ...
MARCH ON WASHINGTON D.C. & WORLDWIDE PROTEST SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2007 - 4th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion and Occupation of Iraq...
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