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Week of November 28 2005
Rebuilding After Katrina Victims of Hurrican Katrina still need help to rebuild both their homes and their lives. The People’s Hurricane Relief Fund & Oversight Coalition is organizing three days of reconstruction in the Gulf Coast region from December 8th to the 10th.
Without this grassroots approach to reconstruction there is no guarantee that those dispersed by the hurricane will be able to return, especially those in the low-income category. Other events sponsored and organized by the Fund will be held on other dates in December. To learn more visit www.communitylaborunited.net or for other ways to support the relief effort go to www.commongroundrelief.org.
Wal-Mart Update According to two new studies by WakeUpWalMart.com, Wal-Mart is charging the wrong prices in at least 4 states, thus violating federal pricing standards for accuracy. Whether or not you have seen Robert Greenwald’s Wal-Mart documentary, you can learn more about the controversial practices of this giant retailer by either visiting the movie’s website at www.walmartmovie.com or by going to www.wakeupwalmart.com. For direct involvement regarding this latest finding and other issues visit the Wakeup Wal-Mart Action Center.
New Video Against Mainstream Media The mainstream media has been accused of not doing enough to report the truth and address the lies. Check out the following link to view one of the latest videos about the media and its role in politics as well as links to independent media.
U.S. Health Insurance Further at Risk Big business is trying to save money and undermine healthcare by lobbying Congress to pass legislation that will restrict coverage, allow businesses to increase rates, and deny claims without a right to appeal. For more information, read Representative Kucinich's speech on the house floor and to sign a petition agains this legislation.
20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA An excellent list of facts on voting and elections in the US, including:
80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.
The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.
Republican Senator Chuck Hagel used to be chairman of ES&S. He became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.
Read the entire list and make sure everyone you know reads it, too.
20 cose sorprendenti del voto negli USA
L'80% di tutti i voti americani vengono elaborati solo da due aziende: Diebold e ES&S.
Il vice presidente della Diebold e il presidente della ES&S sono fratelli.
Il Senatore Repubblicano Chuck Hagel è stato chairman della ES&S. I voti con cui è divenuto Senatore sono stati contati da macchine della ES&S.
Leggi la lista completa e inviala a tutti quelli che conosci, specialmente i tuoi amici negli Stati Uniti.
Disarmando la regione Lombardia L'80% delle armi leggere italiane è prodotto in Lombardia. In questa regione c'è una proposta di legge regionale di iniziativa popolare, sottoscritta da più di 15.000 cittadini lombardi, per rilanciare l'Agenzia della Riconversione
dell'industria bellica lombarda.
La rete regionale "Disarmo Lombardia" ha messo a disposizione un modo per tutti di inviare un messaggio (con un solo click) ai consiglieri regionali lombardi, affinché la legge d'iniziativa popolare sia discussa quanto prima dal Consiglio
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Our Film Series is on vacation. It will start up again on October 12th with "I am Not Your Negro"
Also, read about our Film Committee meetings to decide programming:
Photo of a school in Yemen bombed by Saudi Arabian jets supplied by the U.S. and fueled in the air by the U.S. Air Force.
Tell Trump to STOP THIS CARNAGE, not fuel it! Click here.
Also participate in the CodePink email and/or phone initiative:
Click here to sign a petition, to put an end to the sanctions against Syria - their only effect is to take a terrible toll on the population, causing them to migrate! And click here to see the video by the Italian Committee to lift sanctions against Syria.
Did someone tell you that U.S. military intervention in Iraq was over? Not true: we're at it again. This time the pretext to drop bombs is "curbing ISIS" (which was created by the U.S. in the first place, to overturn al-Malaki in Iraq and then Assad in Syria, and is now out of hand.
Like what happened to "our" creature al Qaeda in Afghanistan). And the death toll continues to rise...
Write your senators and tell them: "Enough! U.S. out!! Iraq has shown it can curb ISIS by itself!"