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Linking the American Left to Terror-The Stewart Conviction

The true meaning of the radical persecution of civil-rights attorney Lynne Stewart is simply to link the American left wing with terrorism.
 

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News :: Government & Elections

Empire and Social Insecurity: Battle Plans of This White House

It was hard to sit still and watch his smug bully’s face during the February 2 State of the Union speech. It was infuriating to watch the standing ovations of the surrounding Congress, or hear the fawning patter of the news media.

In official traditions, the President tells Congress each year how the "Union" (meaning the United States) is doing. In reality, the State of the Union speech is a "bully pulpit" where presidents build public support for their next actions.

George W. Bush didn’t dare breathe a word of truth about the real "State of the Union." Bush couldn’t mention how most of the planet thinks he is a bloody cowboy who wants to rule like a new Roman emperor. He didn’t mention how the invasion of Iraq has turned into a brutal counterinsurgency. He didn’t discuss how bitterly the U.S. "homeland" is divided between "two Americas"—half of which hates the sight of him.

 

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LOCAL News :: Animal Rights : Environment & Food : Globalization & Capitalism

Kick the Colonel out of Santa Cruz (part II)

On February 12, animal rights activists protested at the KFC on Mission St. (Hwy 1) in Santa Cruz to call attention to the horrendous practices of KFC chicken suppliers. About 25 people and two chickens marched from the health food store on Laurel and Mission to the KFC a half mile down the road.
 

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LOCAL News :: Animal Rights : Environment & Food : Globalization & Capitalism

Kick the Colonol out of Santa Cruz

On February 12, animal rights activists protested at the KFC on Mission St. (Hwy 1) in Santa Cruz to call attention to the horrendous practices of KFC chicken suppliers. About 25 people and two chickens marched from the health food store on Laurel and Mission to the KFC a half mile down the road.
 

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LOCAL News :: Animal Rights : Environment & Food : Health & Drugs

Protest at SCruz KFC

CluckYouKFC.jpg(12 Feb, 2005) A number of people protested in front of the KFC on Mission Street on Saturday afternoon in order to raise public awareness of the exceptionally cruel conditions that chickens routinely endure.
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Labor & Economics

S.C. Coast Hotel Advocate on Free Radio Sunday 10 AM

Don Lane, former Mayor, and consultant for the S.C. Coast Hotel project, will be speaking on Bathrobespierre's Broadsides Sunday February 13 at 10 AM. He will answer questions by phone (831-427-3772) and via the chatroom (www.Pagesincolor.com).
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights

Call to Action: Human Rights Leader Imperiled in Nepal

"Krishna Pahadi is one of several human rights defenders to be arrested following King Gyanendra's assumption of direct power and the declaration of a state of emergency on 1 February. He was one of the organizers of a demonstration planned for 10 February against the King's seizure of power. In an article published by the Reuters news agency on 7 February, Pahadi was quoted as saying that human rights defenders had no choice but to protest. "Under the king's direct rule there is no future for those who are for fundamental human rights and freedom,? he said. “The government would like to make Nepal a big jail."
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights

HEAR THE EVIDENCE! THE LABOR ACTION COMMITTEE TO FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

Judge Pamela Dembe has canceled a court hearing in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal that was scheduled for February 11, 2005. The LAC views this cancellation as ominous.
 

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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism : Labor & Economics

UCSC Sweatshop Campaign

Despite the fact that the UC Code of Conduct commits suppliers of university merchandise to disclose the location of their (and their contractors’) factories, they often fail.
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

Who died for your Diamond?

Some of the diamonds on the world market are mined in war-torn African countries where illegal diamond sales are used by insurgent groups and corrupt governments to fund their oppressive regimes.
 

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