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Gambia: President should reject homophobic law - by Amnesty International
President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on September 9. The measure would further add to the climate of fear for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Gambia.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:54AM
Brazilian Black Bloc -- still resisting (video/mp4 35.3MB) - by Support your local Black Bloc
Introdução ao Black Bloc -- Introduction to the Black Bloc Brazilian activists are embracing the Black Bloc tactic which proved very successful and appreciated by non-Bloc protesters against austerity (the teacher's union sent a formal thank you to the local Black Bloc for protecting their march from police attack).
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 3:54PM
Railroad Worker Jen Wallis On Health And Safety, Rail Labor, One Man Crews And Warren Buff - by Labor Video Project
BNSF railroad worker Jen Wallis who is also a member of Railroad Workers United RWU and the IBT BLET Division 238 in Seattle, Washington talks about her experiences as an injured worker and health and safety advocate and whistleblower at the railroad owned by billionaire Warren Buffet.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:54AM
The law was struck down prohibiting people from living in vehicles in Los Angeles - by Lynda Carson
In the case Desertrain v. City of Los Angeles, the court sent a strong message all across the nation that cities cannot end homelessness, by making homelessness illegal with egregious city laws that essentially make it impossible for homeless people to survive by staying in their vehicles!
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:59PM
Affordable housing industry targets public housing for termination with RAD program - by Lynda Carson
After starving our nation's public housing program for many years with a lack of adequate funding, Congress has allowed 60,000 public housing units to be privatized and sold under the new RAD program recently. However, applications seeking commitments to privatize 180,000 public housing units have been offered by members of the so-called affordable housing industry from all across the nation!
Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:27PM
Locks Glued at Portland (OR) Retailer Paxton Gate - by Animal Liberation Press Office
On the early morning of April 14th, Paxton Gate, Portland had its locks filled with liquid steel. Paxton Gate profits from the sale of mutilated animal corpses, including fur farmed silver fox tails. Also many of the dead animals sold by this company were killed by trapping. A brutal practice in which trapped animals will sometimes suffer for days until they are finally killed by hunters or succumb to their wounds.
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:21PM
Apple, the State and Social Rights - by Mark Fliegauf and Hans Springstein
Apple only gained its profits with the iPhone because of state promotion and investment in the Internet and language recognition software. The state faces a revenue crisis in part because Apple, Google and dominant corporations transfer tens of billions in profits to tax havens and dummy Irish corporations. The 8-hour day was only achieved through organization and struggle.
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:01AM
May Day marches around the United States - by Liberation News staff
In recent years International Worker's Day, which originated in the United States, has been revived as a day of militant working class protest in this country. Following are reports from the streets from Liberation News reporters. (Photo: Washington, D.C. May 1, photo by Immigrants and Refugee)
Posted: Thu May 8, 2014 4:24PM
They Should Have Given Us Bavaria! - by Joan Annsfire
The anniversary of the founding of Israel is a heart-rending event for many Americans of Jewish descent.
Posted: Wed May 7, 2014 12:05PM
Federal Court: West Hollywood Prohibition on Fur Sales Stands - by The Humane Society
A federal court has upheld the City of West Hollywood’s municipal prohibition on the sale of animal fur apparel. Chief Judge George H. King wrote the opinion for the United States District Court for the Central District of California, dismissing a constitutional challenge filed by a retailer to the ordinance.
Posted: Tue May 6, 2014 7:40PM
Israel Wants Temple Mount Control - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:49AM
Pro-Vivisection Website Hacked - by Animal Liberation Press Office
A long time ago PwnedSecurity Team Canada gained access to a propaganda website in the uk run by Understanding Animal Research (UAR). Instead of a typical defacement of the website which would be quickly noticed and undone we decided to be more subtle.
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:49AM
Hong Kong Dockers Strike & Struggles: Report By Stephan Chan and Wong Yu Loy - by Labor Video Project
Two Hong Kong trade unionists spoke in San Francisco about the struggle of the Hong Kong Dock Workers Union and their 40 day strike in 2013.
Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:02AM
Militarization of the police: Confront police brutality through organized mass action - by Nazila Bijari
Wearing full body armor and armed with assault weapons, SWAT teams’ tactics make it much more likely that people will be killed. Using no-knock raids, they rush into a resident’s home by breaking the door. Immediately upon entry, they commonly use “flash-bang” grenades, which render people temporarily blind and deaf. Naturally, the targets of such raids might assume that their home is under attack by criminals. If the residents are armed and try to defend themselves, they are likely t...
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 4:05PM
AFL-CIO Report “NAFTA at 20” Sums Up Trade Deals’ Impact - by AFL-CIO
(Washington, DC) The AFL-CIO on March 27 issued a report, NAFTA at 20 (see PDF), which summarizes the unfortunate experiences of workers in Mexico, Canada and the United States in the twenty years following passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). With the NAFTA model proving to be the template for additional trade deals in the past two decades and the Obama administration negotiating two massive trade deals, this report is particularly timely.
Posted: Tue Apr 1, 2014 1:10PM
ACLU Comment on Release of Sexual Abuse Regulations for Immigration Detention Facilities - by ACLU
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 7 announced that it has finalized its Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards for immigration detention facilities (see PDF). Today’s standards are needed because though PREA became law over a decade ago, the Department of Justice issued a rule in 2012 that excluded immigration detention facilities from coverage under PREA.
Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:27AM
FLUSH THE TPP! Or, How I Came To Hate The Trans Pacific Partnership Deal - by carol harvey
QUICK FLUSH - TPP 101 - Want to eat poisoned food or triple your medication costs? TPP will do that. Confused about how Multinational Corporations created the TPP, a Trans Pacific Partnership 'Trade Deal' that will hurt people globally? Wikileaks recently published two chapters of the agreement big corporations developed in years of secret talks. Before we have our say, Obama wants to Fast Track TPP through Congress. Please read the accompanying article, a quick summary of why we should...
Posted: Sat Feb 8, 2014 8:14AM
Chipotle's Seven Deadly Sins - by Direct Action Everywhere
Why protest Chipotle? We often get this question. On the face, Chipotle seems like a “good corporation.” They’re at least starting a conversation about animal welfare, right? And heck, they’re offering us a vegan burrito! But there are seven deadly sins, behind the glitzy marketing, that make Chipotle perhaps the most important target in the animal rights movement.
Posted: Thu Feb 6, 2014 5:00AM
New York Ending Stop and Frisk? - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:51PM
2013 worst year in decades for abortion rights-what can be done? - by Jane Cutter
The year 2013 nearly broke the all-time record for the most new restrictions on abortion passed in a single year. Some 22 states passed 70 different laws including late-abortion bans, doctor and clinic regulations, limits on medication abortions and bans on insurance coverage, according the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research group. Twenty-four states have barred abortion coverage by the new health exchanges and nine of them forbid private insurance plans, as well, from covering most ...
Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:07AM