Homeland Security decision to deport Ansar Mahmood imbued with xenophobia
-Being charitable to a family friend is "aggravated felony".
Vigil planned for this Thursday, July 1 and Saturday, July 3 at 9 p.m. at INS Detention Center in Batavia.
In the following article, Toby, a local Rochester activist, describes the jail solidarity action he was involved with at the G-8 protests in Brunswick, Georgia. The G-8 (Ruling Class Leaders from US, Great Britian, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Canada, Russia, European Union) met on an Island off the mainland of Georgia at the beginning of June, 15 activists from around the country were arrested after trying to cross a bridge to the summit site.
The Green Party of Monroe County (GPoMC) is proud to announce the nomination of David Cobb as the Green Partyâ€™s candidate for President of the United States and Pat LaMarche as Vice President. GPoMC lobbied uncommitted New York State delegates at the National Convention to support Cobb and the GPoMC will be working to get his name on the ballot in New York.
The children of Rochester canâ€™t afford to lose any educational services that are being provided by the federal, state or local governments. Itâ€™s clear that instead of cutting funding and services --- the exact opposite needs to be happening. That is, if we are serious about significantly improved academic achievement --- then many of the children are going to need (not less), but additional resources and services. And let me translate this point --- so that itâ€™s clear: Iâ€™m talking about the need for additional money.
New York State has been tricked into the forefront of the "anti-smoking" campaign. Since the state is home to Wall Street, this is not surprising. If honest science and medicine ever entered the picture, a just resolution of the smoking and health problem would devastate some of the most health-damaging, environmentally-destructive firms on Wall Street...INCLUDING Big Cig. Yes, Pataki & Bloomberg serve the cig makers.
Rochester NY - Sunday, May 30, 2004 The events surrounding the European Union and Latin American summit were outlined in an Associated Press news story and run in the local Gannett owned Democrat & Chronicle. The article mainly focused on the international tit-for-tat between participants from both, the EU and certain Latin American countries; with only a blurb-like paragraph on the anti-globalization protestors at the gates
We will resist the DNC with all of our might. We will make the delegates realize we do not want them in our fair city. We will refuse to recognize the State and we will continue to fight against the crook that is nominated. We will not ask for freedom, we will demand it.
How would the world be different if the President of the United States was a Green at the time of 9/11?
Long time community organizer and political activist Mark Dunlea of Poestenkill, New York will be giving a reading from his debut novel, Madame President: The Unauthorized Biography of the First Green Party President on Monday, June 14th at 179 Atlantic Avenue. The reading will begin at 7pm.
"Kohl's sources its clothing from such places as Burma (aka "Myanmar"), where teenage girls receive 4 cents/hr in sweatshop factories jointly owned by the Burmese military. Workers at Kohls' subcontractor, Chentex, in Nicaragua's Las Mercedes Free Trade Zone, get paid just 30 cents per hour for twelve hour shifts six days a week and only 20 cents for every pair of jeans that has a final border customs value of $7.14. Nicaraguan workers sewing jeans for Kohl's are paid $65 a month and live in "utter misery,'' Kernaghan said. He said many work as many as 50 hours overtime, added to the 47.5 hours week.
Las Mercedes Free Trade Zone is the largest FTZ in Nicaragua. It is made up of 15 enterprises that employ approximately 20,000 workers. Large US retailers, like Wal-Mart, Kohl's, J.C. Penney, Target, Sears and Gap, contract production to factories in the Las Mercedes Free Trade Zone."
We don't want this in our city, do we? Yes, there are plenty of stores in Rochester who support sweatshops, but this one hasn't opened yet, and we should try to prevent it from opening, or at least let people shopping there know where their products are coming from. So email if you are interested in helping flyering or maybe even protesting; I am not sure when the opening day of the store is, but if you want to you can email me or IM me with your name, and number or email address, and i will email you back with info. Thanks.
*PS. I'd appreciate it if someone would help me with this, I've never organized a protest or anything like it before.*