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  • New York—On April 7, approximately 5,000 people gathered in New York City to demand the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland and to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre of hundreds of Palestinian civilians by the Irgun, a terrorist group led by future Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin . Protesters from many cities in the U.S. and Canada demanded the right of return for the nearly 5 million Palestinian refugees living in exile and protested Israeli forces’ brutal siege of Palestinian villages all over the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

    Mayo 25 2001 - 12:00am
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  • On April 29, 2001, George W. Bush completed his first 100 days in office as President of the United States - the period historically used as a benchmark to measure progress and determine the prevailing political direction of the new government. While Bush campaigned under the slogan "compassionate conservatism," almost all major policy initiatives put forth since his inauguration in January are far more conservative than compassionate. Most of the legislative and policy proposals fall under one of five general categories: environmental issues, women’s rights, tax-cut legislation, missile defense, and faith-based initiatives.

    Mayo 25 2001 - 12:00am
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  • After police shot and killed unarmed 19 year old Timothy Thomas on Saturday April 7, Cincinnati blew her lid. The collective rage sparked and ignited in the streets in a weeklong uprising. Police video, shot from inside a cruiser, showed cops running full speed after Timothy and then shooting him in the back. Timothy was wanted on 14 misdemeanors, mostly traffic infractions.

    Mayo 22 2001 - 12:00am
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  • Throughout the weekend of April 6th through 8th, approximately 1000 activists converged upon State College, Pennsylvania for the 2nd Annual Solidarity Conference. The conference, which was intended to attract those who are already active in their communities, was also intended to focus upon practical advice and concrete strategy rather than dry facts that can be gathered by reading a book on a particular topic. Several conference attendees noted that they felt the conference was, in fact, the perfect combination of each.

    Mayo 22 2001 - 12:00am
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  • The two-year custody battle between MOVE member Alberta Africa and her former husband John Gilbride over their four year old son is heating up again. As the date for the court’s decision in May draws closer, the state steps up its intimidation tactics.

    Mayo 22 2001 - 12:00am
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  • The Simple Way is a group of 14 Christian radicals living in Kensington, North Philadelphia. Out of the 2 houses they inhabit on Potter St. they operate a dollar-a-bag thrift store and feed up to 50 people a day from their kitchen. Over the years, they’ve found themselves disrupting City Council meetings fighting the Sidewalk Behavior Ordinance, getting their asses hauled to jail in housing actions, demonstrating for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s freedom and last summer being arrested and locked up at street blockades to disrupt the Republican National Convention. Stranger to neither tedious bureaucratic struggle with the city nor direct action, the Simple Way’s current struggle to obtain neighborhood control of 2 abandoned buildings on the block is leading the group to direct action.

    Mayo 22 2001 - 12:00am
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  • In mid-August, the American Correctional Association—and the various industries selling their services and wares that comprise it—will be meeting and exhibiting their products in Philadelphia. Many of the member organizations are securing for themselves enormous profits as they simultaneously support policy and politicians that ensure the continued growth of the prison industrial complex. The annual conference will include a trade show at which they can exhibit everything from handcuffs to cell toilets to health care and food services as well as a variety of workshops on corrections management.

    Mayo 22 2001 - 12:00am
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  • As Canadian authorities prevented several activists arrested at last August’s Republican Convention protests from attending the FTAA protests in Quebec City, other RNC defendants wrapped up their initial misdemeanor trials and won seven more acquittals for felony defendants. Over 400 people were arrested during the RNC, but only 24 open cases remain. In April, seven defendants were cleared of their felony charges, reducing the number of those still facing felonies to five.

    Mayo 10 2001 - 12:00am
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  • As soon as rumblings started in Philadelphia’s political nooks and crannies that someone might contest popular Democratic incumbent Lynne Abraham for District Attorney, the specter of this city’s racialized history has run rampant. Yet this has not translated to substantive discussion of the nuts and bolts of racism.

    Mayo 10 2001 - 12:00am
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  • Thoai Nguyen is a 1st generation Vietnamese immigrant. He is a longtime Philadelphia organizer and activist. Thoai is currently living in Bosnia-Hercegovina organizing a Roma (perjoratively known as Gypsies) Youth Network across the Balkans to fight against racist terror and police violence in post-communist Eastern Europe. The Brown Collective (BC) is a multi-racial, intergenerational collective working to highlight the racism and inhumanity of our criminal justice system. I recently had the chance to interview Thoai via email about the work of the Brown Collective, the prison industrial complex and globalization.

    Mayo 10 2001 - 12:00am
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