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  • Posted on: 5 October 2009
  • By: rick

Monthly Demonstration/Vigil at NW Detention Center
1623 E. J St., Tacoma WA 98421(Tacoma tideflats)

Sat., Oct. 10, 12noon-3pm.

The Northwest Detention Center is guilty of violating its
1000 detainees human and constitutional rights. Recent studies
have brought this out. This prison performs work for the Dept.
of Homeland Security, but it is run by a private for-profit operator
named Geo. Geo profits from our taxes and from the suffering of
immigrant workers in detention. Geo owns many prisons nationwide.

Immigrant workers are being arrested, jailed and deported for the
simple act of working. This blatant discrimination must come to an end.


Washington Plays Both Sides on Honduran Coup

  • Posted on: 5 October 2009
  • By: rick

The good news is that Washington has finally begun to take stronger actions on Honduras.

bad news is that the actions completely contradict each other,
resulting in ambiguity, paralysis and infighting as the Honduran crisis

For many months, the news out of the U.S. capital
focused on contradictions between multilateral resolutions to condemn
the coup, the scarce but firm remarks from President Obama and fudging


Honduran coup freezes Central American trade; Halleslevens says no troop movements

  • Posted on: 1 October 2009
  • By: rick

The Federation of Chambers and Associations of Exporters of Central America, Panama and the Caribbean (FECAESCA), meeting in Nicaragua, asked Honduran authorities for an immediate solution to the political crisis affecting that country since the overthrow of President Manuel Zelaya, and for the return of normal commercial travel across the land borders of that country in order to avert "shortages of all goods and services in the Central American region" and "an unnecessary rise in prices."