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And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

Last Thursday, workers and immigrants made a unified call for social justice in honor of May Day. By refusing to work, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union shut down all 29 West Coast ports to call for an end to the war in Iraq. And throughout the day, anti-war and pro-immigrant marches broke out all over San Francisco. Later that day, I took my video camera out to the Castro, San Francisco's gay neighborhood, to ask people how they felt about these issues, and to challenge the Human Rights Campaign for its recent endorsement of pro-war Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine, who is running against anti-war and LGBT ally Tom Allen.

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Taking Organizing and Advocacy Offshore

LabourStart in the UK has been running an email campaign in defense of Fremantle home care workers. The campaign prompted a legal threat from Fremantle, resulting in LabourStart's ISP forcing them to shut down the site. LabourStart and the UNISON public sector union were prepared, however, and brought the site back up offshore at Turnabout is fair play, after all.

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