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          Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons
    
          April 7, 2015
    
          “Organizing boycotts, work stoppages inside prisons and the refusal by prisoners and their families to pay into the accounts of phone companies and commissary companies is the only weapon we have left,” said Amos Caley, who runs the Interfaith Prison Coalition, a group formed by prisoners, the formerly incarcerated, their families and religious leaders.

    
          https://portside.org/2015-04-07/boycott-divest-and-sanction-corporations-feed-prisons
  
  
          Meet Rahm Emanuel’s Other Election Day Challenger
    
          April 7, 2015
    
          Whether Emanuel wins or loses his fight for mayor, the savvy coalition leading the charge against him may already have changed Chicago politics for the better.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-04-07/meet-rahm-emanuel%E2%80%99s-other-election-day-challenger
  
  
          Power and Resistance at the World Social Forum in Tunisia
    
          April 7, 2015
    
          The World Social Forum is one of the few remaining places where tens of thousands of people from all over the world meet annually to discuss, debate, plan and organise under the banner of “Another World Is Possible”. Though the WSF continues to provide a space in which radical thinking, networking and organising can and does take place, it is not immune from power politics and attempts to neutralise, hijack and convert it to a status-quo agenda.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-04-07/power-and-resistance-world-social-forum-tunisia
  
  
          Media Bits and Bytes – You never know who your friends are edition
    
          April 7, 2015
    
          Anchors away; Tech targeted communities; Clear Channel chickens out; Facebook knows, you don’t; The Ellen Pao verdict
    
          https://portside.org/2015-04-07/media-bits-and-bytes-%E2%80%93-you-never-know-who-your-friends-are-edition
  
  
          Netanyahu Slips, Reveals Reason for Opposition to Iran Deal
    
          April 7, 2015
    
          Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was given repeated access to millions of Americans to talk trash about the deal over the weekend and to make mostly false allegations about its contours. What does he want? Netanyahu wants to keep Iran poor and undeveloped. He wants to make sure that “crippling” sanctions aren’t lifted. He wants to keep Iranians in grinding poverty.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-04-07/netanyahu-slips-reveals-reason-opposition-iran-deal
  
  
          Are Unions and Democrats Still Happy Together?
    
          April 7, 2015
    
          The conflict over fast track is fundamental. Organized labor wants to
kill the legislation. Obama wants to sign it. The rough outlines of the
bill would enable Congress to make its preferences known and receive
updates while trade negotiations are under way in exchange for a clean
vote -- no amendments -- on a final trade agreement.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-04-07/are-unions-and-democrats-still-happy-together
  
  
          Why So Many Celebrities are Scientologists: "Going Clear", Revealing New HBO Doc, Holds Clues
    
          April 7, 2015
    
          One explanation of why do many celebrities are Scientologists is hidden in plain sight: The way the cult mirrors the star-obsessed, profit-driven culture of Hollywood. "Going Clear" also posits the rest of the answer: Stars stick with Scientology because of the meticulously kept notes, recordings and videos from E-meter "auditing" sessions that are central to the religion's practice, and make for ideal blackmail material.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-04-07/why-so-many-celebrities-are-scientologists-going-clear-revealing-new-hbo-doc-holds-clues
  

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