Ciudad Juarez, a maquiladora-driven border city near El Paso, Texas, has been the site of over 380 unsolved murders of women - called femicides - over the past decade. Since 2002, these murders and disappearances have extended to Chihuahua, the capital of the state.
Some in the anti-war movement are discussing what slogans and demands they should raise. The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition demands, "Bring the troops home now , end the occupation of Iraq." Some other groups call instead for turning the Occupation Authority over to the United Nations.
There is a fact about Venezuela that is largely unknown to people in the United States: in addition to possessing a huge oil reserve, Venezuela was also one of the two initiators of OPEC (the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) forty-five years ago.
Colombia is the largest recipient of U.S. military aid in this hemisphere, having received $2.5 billion over the past four years. This money goes to Colombia's military, which has one of the worst human rights records in Latin America and works hand in glove with the right-wing paramilitary units responsible for the murder of unionists and peasant leaders.
The five month-long strike/lockout of 75,000 California grocery workers was an important test in a new phase of the class war being waged by Corporate America against workers and their unions. At stake in this long battle was the right of workers to have healthcare and to enjoy union protection.
December 5, 2004 Indoor Solidarity Rally with Haiti in NYC initiated by the Emergency Campaign to Support the Haitian People, the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition and the Haiti Support Network January 20, 2005 Counter-Inaugural Demonstration in Washington DC initiated by the A.
We urge you to join us in showing your support for the Haitian people. We must act now to show concrete expressions of solidarity. We will be sending urgently needed medicines to Haiti. The long-term need in Haiti is for the social and economic transformation of the island and for the Haitian people to be able to reclaim political and economic sovereignty over their country.
The spirit of last night's demonstration was noteworthy. The atmosphere of fear and intimidation created by the police in the last days only made the crowd more determined. Nearly two thousand people have been arrested in the last week, many in mass sweeps and in so-called "pre-emptive" arrests.
ALL OUT ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN! While Bush is accepting the nomination ... Join us outside of Madison Square Garden to say: U.S. Out of Iraq! Bring the troops home now! End the Colonial Occupation of Iraq, Haiti, Palestine and everywhere! Gather at 7 pm at 8th Ave.
At the moment George Bush is receiving his well-scripted coronation on Thursday evening, September 2, the streets around Madison Square Garden will be filled by people who stand together against the Iraq war, the colonial occupations of Haiti and Palestine, and the U.