Archive for July, 2006

Jul 28 2006

July 28, 2006

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Unfair trade practices have been a hallmark of US policy for over a century. Former President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 said, “Since trade ignores national boundaries and the manufacturer insists on having the world as a market, the flag of his nation must follow him, and the doors of the nations which are closed against him must be battered down. Concessions obtained by financiers must be safeguarded by ministers of state, even if the sovereignty …

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Jul 27 2006

Another Attack on Reproductive Freedom

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Prochoice americaGUEST: Donna Crane, Deputy Director of Government Relations at NARAL Pro-Choice America, Julie Sternberg, Senior Staff attorney at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project

On Tuesday this week, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the so-called “Child Custody Protection Act,” or S. 403. The bill would make it a federal crime for any person …

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Jul 27 2006

Israel Continues Assault on Lebanon

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Lebanese refugeesGUESTS: Rania Masri, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Balamand (Lebanon) and the assistant director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Balamand, Bilal El Amine, writer based in Beirut, Lebanon, currently in Tyre.

An international conference to reach agreement on a cease-fire plan in …

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Jul 27 2006

Israeli Assault on Palestine

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Palestinian mournersGUEST: John Grebe, US based journalist, with WZBC Radio in Boston, currently in Ramallah

As if Israel didn’t already have its hands full with bombing Lebanon, Israeli soldiers shelled the West Bank city of Ramallah earlier this week. Soldiers surrounded a Ramallah building after invading the neighborhood and fired rounds of live ammunition before …

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Jul 27 2006

Local Demonstration Against Israel

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protest at israeli consulateGUEST: Nina Farnia, a graduate student at UCLA, organizer with the Peace and Liberation Alliance of Los Angeles

There will be a local protest today against Israel’s continued attacks on Lebanon and Gaza from 4-6 pm at the Israeli Consulate, located at 6380 Wilshire Blvd, LA, near Wilshire & San Vicente. The …

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Jul 27 2006

Neighborhood Peace Vigils

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Weekly Peace VigilsNeighborhood activists all over Southern California hold regular peace vigils to end the war in Iraq. Each week we announce just some of the 50 plus vigils that are taking place. Complete listings of all the vigils are available at www.neighborsforpeaceandjustice.org or www.peacevigils.com.

On Fridays in Belmont Shore
7 to 9 PM
On the corner of 2nd & Nieto
the information line is 562 866-7743

On Fridays in Ojai
5 to 7 …

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Jul 27 2006

July 27, 2006

Subversive Thoughts | Published 27 Jul 2006, 8:16 am | Comments Off on July 27, 2006 -

“Abolition of a woman’s right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State.” — Edward Abbey …

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Jul 26 2006

Season of Justice Against Assi Market

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Assi Market ActionGUEST: Jacinto Lopez, Max Mariscal, ex-Assi workers and organizers with KIWA, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance

Considered to be Koreatown’s worst employer, Assi Supermarket, is the target of a new workers campaign called the “Koreatown Immigrant Workers Season of Justice.” Four years ago, Daniel Rhee, the owner of Assi market, threw out 56 low-wage …

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Jul 26 2006

Participatory Budgeting – a Path to Democracy

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Participatory Budgeting in actionGUEST: Josh Lerner, PhD student at the New School for Social Research, he has been researching and organizing around participatory budgeting in Canada, Argentina and the United States since 2003. He facilitates an international participatory budgeting network and is currently working on the New York Participatory Budgeting Initiative.

Originating in the …

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Jul 26 2006

California DREAM Act

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Gil CedilloGUEST: Mario Escobar, Miguel Carvente, immigrant students at UCLA

Last month, a caravan of students from Southern California converged on Sacramento to join a rally supporting the “California Dream Act.” On June 19th and 20th, students from various colleges including UCLA, East LA College, and Cal State Dominguez Hills went to the state’s capitol …

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