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**Thursday June 14th**

Day of Solidarity With Oaxaca

On June 14th, 2006, the people of Oaxaca came together to expel a
corrupt and repressive government. A year later the people of Oaxaca
are still being violently repressed. People disappear. People are
arrested and tortured without cause. And the resistance continues. Join
us to remember the last year of struggle and to call for a stop to the

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RC...T-Vas? A gringa Venezolanophile's perspective

by Megan Hise, PCASC activist in Venezuela

If you are paying attention to what has been sailing through the
mainstream media about RCTV and Chavez these days you are probably wondering how the darling child of the left turned into a repressive opponent of the freedom of expression. Here are some of my insights having been walking the streets of Caracas for the past 6 months or so.

Radio Caracas Television is one of the oldest channels in Venezuela. The people grew up with it's programming and remember it with the kina of nostalgia we hold for TGIF on ABC. The concession, or license to transmit, was originally granted to the station owners under the dictatorship of Carlos Andres Perez that ended in 1958. It is a cultural icon, much more so than stations like Globovision (aka Globoterror as it is called by the left). It is both popular and popular, meaning everybody watches it, especially the folks in the barrios. It is not much different from our network television in the quality and variety of its programming and therefore as guilty of stupefying and contributing to public apathy as any one of our beloved channels here in the US.

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THE TAKE

The Take (2004) - A film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein\ una pelicula
por Avi Lewis y Naomi Klein

Reclaiming the means of Production in post IMF Argentina\
Repuesto de las fabricas en Argentina despues del FMI

Thursday\Jueves, June 7th, 7pm
Liberty Hall
311 N Ivy

From the website http://www.thetake.org/index.php
Desde el sitio http://www.thetake.org/index.php

In the wake of Argentina's dramatic economic collapse in 2001, Latin

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Anti-Venezuelan Resolutions in Congress

Anti-Venezuelan resolutions were recently introduced in the House and Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and may be coming up for a committee vote soon.
We need you to take ACTION RIGHT AWAY –

What are H. Con. Res. 77 and S. Res. 211?

Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL) introduced H. CON. RES. 77 and Senators Lugar (R-IN) and Dodd (D-CT) introduced S. Res. 211, both of which condemn a decision made by the Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission not to renew the broadcasting license of Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), a privately owned television station, that is up at the end of

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Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants

by Leslie Radford and Juan Santos / May 12th, 2007

“War is nothing but a continuation of politics by other means.”
-– von Clausewitz

“Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.”
– Mao

Immigration activist Roberto Lovato was there when the Los Angeles Police Department launched its brutal assault on a park full of migrant families with children last week in LA, and this is what he saw and understood. “I saw the LAPD,” he wrote “dragging the immigrants and the entire country into dangerous terrain, a new threshold in the … immigration war raging around the country.”

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Ecuador Not Renewing Pact with US

The Houston Chronicle

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador's new leftist president has decided not to
renew a bilateral investment treaty with the United States, the
country's foreign minister said Monday, just days before a senior U.S.
official is due to visit.

Maria Fernanda Espinosa said President Rafael Correa, a U.S.-trained
economist, will not renew the agreement that expires this week, but is

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Teacher Sit-ins Storm Guatemala

Guatemala, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan teachers are due to stage a sit-in
across from the Government Palace on Tuesday, to demand authorities commitments
to that sector.

The Educators demands include salary increase, negotiation of a collective
working pact, snacks and school materials to 17,400 educational institutions,
and promulgation of a law to end sanction processes against workers of the

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Students Re-occupy Radio Universidad In Oaxaca City

By Barucha Calamity Peller

At approximately 5pm, April 30th, in Oaxaca City, Radio Universidad was re-occupied by APPO sympathizers and students from different departments of the Benito Juarez Autonomous University who are sympathetic to the APPO. With protests songs and political information, the transmissions were initiated to spread information about the different mobilizations planned for the first days of May. Tomorrow, a national labor holiday, teachers from section 22 union, together with other social organizations will march to the Zocalo of the Capital City to protest the continuing governance of Ulises Ruiz, ousted by popular demand since June of last year.

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Sanitarios Maracay prisoners released

On Tuesday morning, around 70 workers from a toilet factory in the State of Aragua, Sanitarios Maracay, loaded up into three buses to participate in a small mobilization in Caracas supporting worker occupied factories. Two buses had already taken off to make the 2-hour trip when the police detained third bus (with several union leaders) before it entered the highway. Under orders of the Governor, the police informed the workers that they needed special permission to head to

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Gran Fiesta de Salsa, Saturday, April 28th

Saturday, April 28th from 8pm to Midnight join the Gran Fiesta de Salsa at
Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St.
There will be Salsa lessons taught by instructors Kelly and Tammy Wilson so
even the novice dancer should come. Music is provided by DJ Usumacinta.
Enjoy some latin american cuisine.
Reserve your tickets , only $10, from the VOZ office by calling
503-233-6787 or e-mail: romeo@portlandvoz.org

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey