Tammy Bang Luu speaking at the Strategy Center's 20th Anniversary

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Publication Date: 
May 2 2009

May Day March!

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May 1 2009 - 12:30pm - May 1 2009 - 2:00pm

Join the Bus Riders Union as we march for immigrant rights on May 1, 2009.  We are meeting at 12:30pm at the corner of Olympic and Broadway and will be marching with the Southern California Immigrant

Maria Ester Tejada, Presente!

It is with much sadness that I share these words with you. On Sunday March 8, 2009, in the early hours of the morning on International Womyns Day, our movement for the liberation of all oppressed people's lost a fierce womyn warrior. Esther was in El Salvador, she had gone home to support the Frente Farabundo Marti in this weekend's upcoming election.

Reflections from the World Social Forum, Belem, Brazil

The World Social Forum officially opened with a march. In the heat, in the pouring rain, it was confusion, excitement, celebration, thousands of people packed together in the street. People of all ages danced to the rhythms of the bantucada players (Brazilian street drum corps) while other groups such as the Indigenous delegations from the Andes and the Amazon marched waving the rainbow colored Wiphala flags.

Sunita Narain: Kyoto Accords and the future of global climate policy

Director of the India-based Center for Science and Environment, Sunita Narain, breaks down the global responsibilty for carbon emissions, the current debate, and the post-Kyoto future

Manuel Criollo & Cynthia Rojas: 2004 Salvadoran elections

Manuel Criollo and Cynthia Rojas, organizers with the Labor Community Strategy Center and the Bus Riders Union, live from El Salvador in the aftermath of the FMLN elections.

Ali Abunimah, Huwaida Arraf & Amal Sabawi: The crisis in Gaza

Free Gaza Movement activist Huwaida Arraf, Electronic Intifada co-editor Ali Abunimah and reporting live from Gaza, Amal Subawi discuss how a months-long Israeli blockade has created a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. How will Obama and the rest of the world respond?

Ruben Solis: Southwest Workers Union's 20th anniversary

Founder of SWU, Ruben Solis, talks about 20 years of organizing in the Southwest. Workers unite!

Monica Wooters & Kristin Bricker: Felipe Calderon and Plan Merida in Mexico

Chiapas-based journalist Kristin Bricker and human rights activist Monica Wooters, answer the question, is US policy making Mexico into another Colombia?

Elmer Kabong La Bog: Political repression and resistance in the Philipines

Chairman of Kilusang Mayo Uno, Elmer "Kabong" Labog, talks about US-backed President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo returning the country to the repressive era of Ferdinand Marcos. A  courageous labor leader speaks out.