HLLN: Please sign Petition to Free Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life – Release Her Now! | The Assassination Of Dr. King And The Suppression Of The Anti-War And Peace Perspectives

6 April 2013 — HLLN


– Please sign Petition to Free Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life – Release Her Now! http://chn.ge/WixRmO


“I shall refuse all solid food,” Dick Gregory declared on April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., “until Lynne Stewart is freed and receives medical treatment in the care of her family and with physicians of her choice without which she will die.”


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"Shadows of Liberty": New Film Explores How Corporate Control of Media Erodes Press Freedoms

6 April 2013 — Democracy Now!

Shadows of Liberty: Using individual cases of journalists whose attempts to tell their stories have been muzzled by corporations and the government, the film shows how a corporate-controlled media can silence the truth about issues ranging from war to labor practices. In one instance, CBS refused to re-air an investigation by the prize-winning journalist Roberta Baskin on Nike’s use of sweatshop labor in Vietnam. Published on Apr 5, 2013 The new documentary “Shadows of Liberty” had its U.S. premiere last night at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver.

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The Stop the War Coalition, The Socialist Workers Party and Iraq By Ian Sinclair

4 April 2013 — New Left Project

In the last few weeks I have been doing a number of talks around England to promote my new book ‘The March That Shook Blair: An Oral History of 15 February 2003’. At a couple of talks a few people have raised objections to some of the criticisms of Stop the War Coalition (STWC) that I make. Below, I attempt to address these objections by summarising my findings about STWC and the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) from the more than 110 interviews and research I conducted for the book.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 5 April 2013: Just another Israeli secret service interrogation

5 April 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

39 Palestinians Injured By Army Fire In Hebron
IMEMC – Friday April 5, 2013, Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank reported that 39 Palestinians have been injured by rubber-coated metal bullets fired at Palestinian protesters in Hebron, and that dozens of residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation. …

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 31 March – 6 April 2013: Bulgaria / South Stream / Middle East / Central African Republic / Korea / Chiina & Brics / Venezuela

6 April 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Bulgaria: The Phenomenon of Self-Immolation

06.04.2013 | 00:00 | Georgy KOLAROV

There is little more than a month left for the protest movement currently gathering momentum in Bulgaria to climax before the parliamentary elections set for 12 May take place. An outburst of public activity can also be expected the very next day… The phenomenon of self-immolation is completely new for Bulgaria. However, an epidemic of self-immolations and the glorification of its victims on the Internet played its role in the fervour of the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt. As is well-known, the motive for self-destruction was included as point 158 by Gene Sharp back in 1973 – «Self-exposure to the elements (self-immolation, drowning etc.)»… – as a way to move «from a dictatorship to a democracy»… 

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