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Buy Nothing Day MP3 from PDX Web Radio

Portland, 30.11.2004 07:53

Hi there, I have taken the two hour Buy Nothing Day broadcast that pdx web radio had done and edited it into the one part where the broadcasters cut up credit cards on the air. It is a bit choppy, because I am just learning how to edit audio, but Hopefully you find it enjoyable, It was great when it happened!

This clip is 5 min 38.5 seconds long.

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[ pdx indy Buy Nothing Day 2004 feature ]



University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students launch counter-inaugural mobilization

Michigan, 30.11.2004 07:48

U-M Ann Arbor Counter-Inaugural First Coordinating Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. at the "Posting Wall" in Angell Hall, 419 S. State St., Ann Arbor

On January 20th, 2005, our worst fears will come true. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney will be sworn in to another 4 years as president and vice-president of the United States.

This will mean violence, intolerance, and hatred for another 4 years, for Americans and for the world. The most recent attacks on Fallujah have left the region utterly devastated, with no signs of the destruction ceasing. The administration’s disregard for the opinions of the global community have left us even more vulnerable as a nation. We must join hands with our brothers and sisters of the world, and stand up for our future.



Votergate Campaign Continues

San Francisco Bay Area, 30.11.2004 07:16

11/29/2004: The Wellstone Democratic Club of Silicon Valley and The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley organized a protest against the mainstream media and its "near complete silence concerning voting irregularities in the 2004 presidential election" today. In response to allegations that they were conspiracy theorists, several speakers pointed out that the voting irregularities in the election needed to be investigated regardless of whether an investigation would swing the election to John Kerry. Speakers said that part of the bedrock of a Democracy is verifiable election results that can be trusted.



Effort to Draw Media's Attention to Questionable Election

San Francisco Bay Area, 30.11.2004 07:16

11/29/2004: The Wellstone Democratic Club of Silicon Valley and The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley organized a protest against the mainstream media and its "near complete silence concerning voting irregularities in the 2004 presidential election" today. In response to allegations that they were conspiracy theorists, several speakers pointed out that the voting irregularities in the election needed to be investigated regardless of whether an investigation would swing the election to John Kerry. Speakers said that part of the bedrock of a Democracy is verifiable election results that can be trusted.



Raich and Monson Have their Day in Nation's Highest Court

San Francisco Bay Area, 30.11.2004 06:37

11/29/2004: United States Supreme Court Justices today heard the first day of arguments in the Raich, et al v. Ashcroft, et al medical marijuana case. At issue in the case is whether the federal government can regulate issue of intrastate commerce. However, Angel Raich and Diane Monson both use marijuana grown at their homes in California, which is one of 11 states that allow medicinal use of cannabis. Today their attorney presented the argument that Raich and Monson's use of marijuana should be seen as beyond the reach of federal authority since their cannabis use does not involve economic activity.



Many Questions Asked by Justices, Few Signs of Support

San Francisco Bay Area, 30.11.2004 06:37

11/29/2004: United States Supreme Court Justices today heard the first day of arguments in the Raich, et al v. Ashcroft, et al medical marijuana case. At issue in the case is whether the federal government can regulate issue of intrastate commerce. However, Angel Raich and Diane Monson both use marijuana grown at their homes in California, which is one of 11 states that allow medicinal use of cannabis. Today their attorney presented the argument that Raich and Monson's use of marijuana should be seen as beyond the reach of federal authority since no the marijuana use does not involve economic activity.



Ground Zero Players Harrassed at Rally

San Diego, 30.11.2004 05:38

A brief description of the harrassment we were forced to endure at the peaceful Nov 13th anti-war rally downtown.



EU: governos tentam passar passaporte &quot;biométrico&quot;

Portugal, 30.11.2004 05:00

EU: governos tentam passar passaporte "biométrico"



Poder Y represion del Estado Peruano

Peru, 30.11.2004 03:52

EL PODER Y LA REPRESION



Indian labor leaders to visit Boston

Boston, 30.11.2004 03:47

BOSTON -- A delegation of Indian labor leaders will address "outsourcing" and other international labor issues at a public event in Cambridge on December 2. Members of the tour are seeking a dialogue with U.S. workers about mutual interests in the fight to defend good jobs and ensure fair labor standards.



photos from today's baseball rally

DC, 30.11.2004 03:17

Some photos from today's rally at the Wilson Building against the baseball stadium financing plan. Two city councilmember's speeches at a rally against the stadium-and the latest on Randall Shelter. WSQT Audio: 1 2 3



PALESTINA

Brasil, 29.11.2004 22:37

Palestinos e palestinas celebram solidariedade internacional



Artículos destacados

Argentina, 29.11.2004 22:06



Activists Go After Fur Industry

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.11.2004 21:48

Along with Buy Nothing Day on the "busiest shopping day of the year", activists also targeted stores that sell fur and fur trim last Friday. In San Jose, activists paid a visit to Macy's Department Store at Valley Fair Mall, despite the resistance from managers and mall cops. Hundreds of flyers were passed out, and many people were educated on the barbaric industry of the fur trade. In Santa Rosa, activists converged outside Santa Rosa Mall, alerting shoppers with street theater and signs about the brutal slaughter of seals for their fur and how this ugly trade relates to all fur-bearing animals. In Walnut Creek, BeBe shoppers learned that fur garments come at a huge cost to the animals. In San Francisco, 50 activists converged on Neiman Marcus in Union Square to denounce the fur trade and educate the public.



Fur Free Friday

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.11.2004 21:48

Along with Buy Nothing Day, activists also targeted stores that sell fur and fur trim last Friday. In San Jose, activists paid a vist to Macy's Department Store at Valley Fair Mall, despite the resistance from managers and mall cops. Hundereds of flyers were passed out, and many people were educated on the barbaric industry of the fur trade. In Santa Rosa, activists converged outside Santa Rosa Mall, alterting shoppers about the brutal slaughter of seals for their fur, and how this ugly trade relates to all fur-bearing animals with street theater and signs. For more information on the fur trade, visit www.FurIsDead.com.



Group of Concerned Citizens Occupies Parry Center Offices

Portland, 29.11.2004 21:13

A group of concerned citizens announces that they have occupied the administrative offices of the Parry Center for Children as of 9:00 a.m., Monday, November 29. The action is in support of striking workers at the facility. The Parry Center is located at 3415 SE Powell Blvd., Portland. "We're doing this for the kids," says Dave King, a mental health social worker from Portland. "These wages and working conditions do not support a stable workforce for these kids." [ original article... ]

The day started out well with all the overnights as far as I know walking off the job. Numbers have been solid until this afternoon when people have needed a break before the next shift. Scabs have been hitting people with their cars, no injuries, but assualt with a deadly vehicle no less. The line has been solid and steady.

Neighbors and concerned citizens have been coming up to us thanking us, giving their support. As you know a group occupied the admin building, which was wonderful. We need kind souls to come down and help walk the line, relieve the ones who have been there, and help keep numbers up for when the scabs come and go (probably at 6am 2-4:30pm and 11pm). We'll be out there 6am-12am everyday till this ends. We need your support and love. Got to run back. Send indymedia cameras, it would help with the assualts. [ original article... ]

[ See Pictures and Read the Call for Tonights Rally at 6pm ] I [ Portland Jobs With Justice I SEIU Local 503 ]



Bizarre Car Fire in NE Portland

Portland, 29.11.2004 20:44

Saturday night, November 27, a car was set on fire in the street near the corner of 12th Avenue and Roselawn in Northeast Portland.

A resident who lives nearby heard some loud slamming noises and then a "whoomp" sound, in his words, at about 1:40 am Saturday night/Sunday morning. Looking out the window he saw a car on fire across the street. A fire engine arrived almost immediately. He reports "I was too excited to remember to take pictures, but the visuals were awesome! The fire must have been oil/gas and the fire dept had these super strong lights shining on everything. Steam and white billowing smoke surrounded the area."

The eyewitness added "Cops arrived 30 minutes after I called 911. I was the only person in the neighborhood watching the fire. The tar has melted and the road has visibly sunk a couple of inches around the burnt car. No smell though."



ELEIÇÕES NA UCRÂNIA

Brasil, 29.11.2004 19:30

Ucrânia: fraudes e disputa de interesses



Police, legislation, continue crack-down on sex workers

DC, 29.11.2004 18:30

Sex workers and service providers that work with them are expressing alarm over a sustained increase in police harassment of prostitutes. A new bill to further criminalize sex work will be marked up in the Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Committee on December 1st. An updated version of this article will appear in the next edition of the Washtingon Spark.



Group of Concerned Citizens Occupies Parry Center Offices

Portland, 29.11.2004 18:12

A group of concerned citizens announces that they have occupied the administrative offices of the Parry Center for Children as of 9:00 a.m., Monday, November 29. The action is in support of striking workers at the facility. The Parry Center is located at 3415 SE Powell Blvd., Portland.

The Parry Center is a residential treatment center for at-risk youth. It is owned by Trillium Group, Inc. and funded with public money. Low wages and benefits at the facility lead to high staff turnover rates, which leads to poor care for at-risk youth, as well as increased risk of injury to the staff. The participants in the action are demanding that the Parry Center improve wages and working conditions in order to provide the best care possible for some of the most vulnerable segments of our community.

"We're doing this for the kids," says Dave King, a mental health social worker from Portland. "These wages and working conditions do not support a stable workforce for these kids."



DARTMOUTH SQUAT BUSTED

Maritimes, 29.11.2004 15:25

Direct Action for Housing:
DARTMOUTH SQUAT BUSTED BY COPS



Update: Emergency Planning to Unwelcome Bush to Maritimes

Maritimes, 29.11.2004 14:14

ALERT: BUSH TO INVADE HALIFAX

UPDATE: Meetings being held across Canada for actions in Hali, Ottawa, and other cities.
EMERGENCY PLANNING FOR BUSH VISIT



Southern Activists Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Tennessee, 29.11.2004 10:17

In an apparent murder-suicide, virginia activist Niklan Jones-Lezama murdered activist Sue Daniels, set fire to the cabin Daniels was residing in, and then slit his wrists on the evening before he was scheduled to attend to the annual SOA protests in Fort Benning, Georgia. Both Nik and Sue were active around varous social justice issues, such as opposing war in the Middle East, oppression in Central America, and violent mountaintop removal in Appalachia. The two had spent several months in federal prison last year due to their participation in the annual School of the Americas protests in Georgia.



Colombian Labor Leaders-An Endangered Species

Tennessee, 29.11.2004 09:58

Miguel is a high school Social studies teacher and a teacher’s union leader in the department of Cauca, Colombia. The day I met him, he was at a Colombia Teach-in at the SOA Watch Event. The T-shirt he was wearing caught my eye first. It had a statement on the front about Colombian Union Leaders being endangered and on his back, between the shoulder blades, was a bull’s-eye. Because of death threats from paramilitary organizations, Miguel was forced to leave his family and the country of his birth in an AFL-CIO protection program that offers sanctuary in the United States to endangered union leaders. 3 out of every 4 union leaders assassinated worldwide are killed in Colombia and nearly 2,100 union members have been slain since 1991. Just to give that some perspective, Colombia is a country of only 44 million people. According to the UN, lecturers and teachers are “among the workers most often affected by killings, threats and violence-related displacement.” As both a teacher and a union leader Miguel is a very “high value target”for the paramilitaries.



Portland, 29.11.2004 08:40

The standards for conviction with or without direct evidence in any charge brought by the government or any allegation publicly made are very low in the U.S.. In fact there are dozens of people sitting on death row convicted on just circumstantial evidence alone, no direct evidence whatsoever.

In the case of voter fraud committed by America's organized right wing operating under the authority of the Republican Party there is enough direct evidence illustrating a convincing pattern of a broad conspiracy to steal the election of November 2, 2004 in the U.S. that it would make former mob boss John Gotti blush in his grave.

As more and more people come to the realization that America's shadow government has come out of the shadows and is no longer threatened by the daylight of the media they now own oh so completely and is it no longer threatening the social and environmental compact in America but is rather acting aggressively and violently against it in the open instead of covertly as was done past.



Supreme Court Will Not Touch Massachusetts Marriages

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.11.2004 08:01

11/29/2004: The Florida-based Liberty Counsel told the Supreme Court today that the US Constitution should "protect the citizens of Massachusetts from their own state supreme court's usurpation of power." The court was asked to overturn last year's decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court that legalized gay marriage. Without stating their reasons, the Justices declined to hear the case. The decision was a victory for states' rights to regulate marriage, rather than involving the federal government. If the federal government were to rule that same-sex marriage is or should be legal, it is likely that they would be legalized in all states.



Same-Sex Marriages Continue; Change May Be Up to the Voters

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.11.2004 08:01

11/29/2004: The Florida-based Liberty Counsel told the Supreme Court today that the US Constitution should "protect the citizens of Massachusetts from their own state supreme court's usurpation of power." The court was asked to overturn last year's decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court that legalized gay marriage. Without stating their reasons, the Justices declined to hear the case. The decision was a victory for states' rights to regulate marriage, rather than involving the federal government. If the federal government were to rule that same-sex marriage is or should be legal, it is likely that they would be legalized in all states.



World AIDS Day 2004 Observed on December 1st

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.11.2004 06:05

UNAIDS/WHO reports that nearly half of the 37.2 million adults who are living with HIV today are women. HIV infection rates are on the rise in areas such as Eastern Europe, and last year more women than men were found to be living with HIV in Papua New Guinea. More info



&quot;Women, Girls, HIV, and AIDS&quot; is Theme of This Year's Events

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.11.2004 06:05

UNAIDS/WHO reports that nearly half of the 37.2 million adults who are living with HIV today are women. HIV infection rates are on the rise in areas such as Eastern Europe, and last year more women than men were found to be living with HIV in Papua New Guinea. More info



MAG ' 04

Portugal, 29.11.2004 05:45

MAG ' 04



Afraid of the Present, so what of the Future?

Portland, 29.11.2004 04:47

Is anyone else out there so afraid for the future that they don't know what to do. I believe that I am a normal, rational american, but I just can't help it that I have this horrible feeling when it comes to the future. I just can't figure out what is driving the people running the government. They seem to be acting without reason, or out of pure greed and a lust for power. Where will this lead us. I feel frustrated with protest because most of america isn't listening. When the everyday american does hear about a protest they don't care. Maybe we are doing something wrong, or they are getting seriously blind to the plight of the world. or maybe callous. What has happened to the america that believed in civil rights and justice..real justice. Maybe the neo-con propaganda machine is bigger and more elusive than anyone can imagine. anyone have any advice.

red suspenders suggests: talk to all your friends, relatives, neighbors, especially those of different backrounds- you will find many allies you didn't know you had.

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Indigenous Resistance

Melbourne, 29.11.2004 04:13

Death in Custody Sparks Riot on Palm Island



Palm island violence.

Perth, 29.11.2004 03:46

Indigenous Riot on Palm Is highlights racism in Queensland



Palm island violence.

Perth, 29.11.2004 03:46

Indigenous Riot on Palm Is highlights racism in Queensland



La lucha de Comahue venció a la LES

Argentina, 29.11.2004 02:26

Sábado 27 de Noviembre 2004 | DESPUES DE UN MES DE TOMA ESTUDIANTIL EN LA U.N.Co.
La lucha de Comahue venció a la LES



Indymedia FBI Party - Five Birthdays of Insurrection

United Kingdom, 28.11.2004 23:00

Saturday 27 November, 7pm till late, St George's church, 49 Tufnell Park Rd, London N7. Entry by donation, all proceeds to fund new IMC servers.
Indymedia will be five years old on 30 November, the anniversary of the Anti-WTO protests in Seattle. Plus the FBI has seized a London-based server that was used by 20 IMC's worldwide. So we'll combine the celebration with the need to raise money for new servers and invite everybody to the Fifth Birthday of Insurrection (FBI) Party, after the Anarchist Bookfair.
Line-up: Fun-Da-Mental, Rhythms of Resistance,
The Rub, Penny Rimbaud,
The Unpeople, The Internationalz, Angel.

rampArt will stream the party and offers accomodation for anarchist bookfair weekend. They are also having a pre-bookfair social on the friday night.

Meanwhile in Berlin: Another IMC birthday party.



Outside the Gate!

Urbana-Champaign, 28.11.2004 22:42

Why would over 20 people from the Urbana/Champaign community drive hundreds of miles in the middle of November to join others to stand in front of a closed, locked and barbwire topped gate that opens onto a pine and fall foliage lined road in the state of Georgia?



Colombian Labor Leaders-An Endangered Species

Tennessee, 28.11.2004 21:25

Miguel is a high school Social studies teacher and a teacher’s union leader in the department of Cauca, Colombia. The day I met him, he was at a Colombia Teach-in at the SOA Watch Event. The T-shirt he was wearing caught my eye first. It had a statement on the front about Colombian Union Leaders being endangered and on his back, between the shoulder blades, was a bull’s-eye. Because of death threats from paramilitary organizations, Miguel was forced to leave his family and the country of his birth in an AFL-CIO protection program that offers sanctuary in the United States to endangered union leaders. 3 out of every 4 union leaders assassinated worldwide are killed in Colombia and nearly 2,100 union members have been slain since 1991. Just to give that some perspective, Colombia is a country of only 44 million people. According to the UN, lecturers and teachers are “among the workers most often affected by killings, threats and violence-related displacement.” As both a teacher and a union leader Miguel is a very “high value target”for the paramilitaries.



NAOUSSA: Factory under occupation by the fired workers

Thessaloniki, 28.11.2004 20:49

The clothing factory "Tricolan" has been occupied



ANDEAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

Arizona, 28.11.2004 20:01

Tucson prepares to resist AFTA



For a Real Independent Journalism: criticism to the Indymedia Network

Portland, 28.11.2004 19:02

Indymedia denies the independence by proposing a journalism slightly different of the one made by the mass media, where the only difference are the events that are covered by them, and regrettable, not in the way of doing that. They repeat the same logics of the official communication mass media, Indymedia tries to create political indifference and, as a result, we get the lack of interest in taking part in the war that we need to fight against the responsibles of our misery. This is how Indymedia annuls it self as a critical purpose or as an intent of independence by exalting a fake regulation turned into a religion.

Indymedia by using the diversity and pluralism as standard (that restricts any radical criticism) pretending to be different, it doesn't do anything but becoming a post modern merchandise.

We never wanted to be objective journalists, and we never will be. Our critic attitude has cost us to be threaten of our expulsion from the Indymedia Network, and it's in concordance to the consequence with our conviction that we formulate this declaration: We do not want to inform, but contribute to the debate and to the criticism to this unjust system. We are not interested in impassionated readers to our objective columns. We are interested in their participation. And when we talk about participants we don't refer to the simplicity of free publication for everyone, but letting, by means of radical questioning of the existent, the people abandoned their passive condition and assume an active one. We want them to abandon their watching capacity and to transform into actors, but not of a simple web site, but to take control and be actors of their own lives and history.

We announce our imminent retired from the Indymedia's project because of the incompatibility that we have with a number of common "rules" that conform the network: the Indymedia's independency contradict oneself because is a bourgeois conception and it doesn't change at all the way of doing journalism.

In the same way we announce to the people who is interested, that this collective, which keep growing, will keep its critic and contra informative function, contributing to the labor we have done during a long time in Santiago Indymedia (previously in Chile Indymedia) now in an other site, which we will announce when it's ready.



Medicinal Marijuana Case Examined by Supreme Court

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.11.2004 08:00

11/29/2004: Angel McClary Raich is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the federal government from cutting off her access to marijuana, which she uses under a doctor's recommendation to treat the physical manifestations of an inoperable brain tumor and wasting disease. In addition to Raich, who is from Oakland, the co-plaintiffs in this case include Diane Monson of Oroville in Butte County, who has severe back pain and muscle spasms, and two caregivers. Both women rely on medicinal use of cannabis in order to make it through each day. The US Supreme Court began to hear arguments in the case on Monday, November 29th, and a decision will likely come in the spring of 2005. The case could affect the legal status of medical marijuana patients all over the United States. California is one of 10 states that now allow people to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, but the federal government has never shown signs of agreeing that the plant has valid medicinal properties.



AFTA – -– —

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.11.2004 08:00

Starting next Tuesday, November 30, trade representatives from the Andean countries of Perú, Ecuador and Colombia will meet with U.S. trade officials, led by the purveyor of economic terrorism himself – Robert Zoellick – to begin hashing out the finalities of a new bilateral Andean Free Trade Agreement. AFTA began to take shape last March, strengthening a previous agreement called the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) initiated by Bush in September of 2002. Colombia’s government has been the core in trying to bring AFTA to life for the Andean countries – mainly due to the recent failure of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) talks.



Immigrants Not Granted Right to Vote in School Board Elections

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.11.2004 07:49

Prop F in SF Defeated



Violência explode contra os sem terra

Portugal, 28.11.2004 06:18

Violência explode contra os sem terra



Violencia explode contra sem-terras

Portugal, 28.11.2004 06:16

Violencia explode contra sem-terras



Portland Social Workers Go On Strike For Children

Portland, 28.11.2004 04:54

Workers at the Parry Center are going on strike to turn back the tide of maltreatment and injustice at the Parry Center. Currently turnover for staff who work directly with the kids is around 50% at any one time. This is due largely to the poor pay, and the environment of expected and induced burnout by management, who use poor working conditions as a lever to oust good employees who try to improve things at the work place. Management frequently rides all the legal limits, especially staff to child ratios, so that when a problem does arise it is the children and staff who suffer from understaffing. They have refused to put in THE LEGAL STAFFING LIMITS in the contract, presumably because when they break the law with understaffing they could have to deal with a quicker form of justice by the union.

How low can the race to the bottom take us? How about $9.28 an hour for college graduates who care for vulnerable children - and no raise for another three years (after a 1 year wage freeze before)?

That's what workers at the Parry Center for Children in Portland are facing as they prepare to strike as early as Nov. 29 in an effort to end a freeze on their wages and to hold onto union rights in their current contract.



Letter from 17-year-old Black male Minneapolis resident

Minneapolis/St. Paul, 28.11.2004 04:39

Letter from the Juvenile Detention Center in Minneapolis. "I am Black and Caucasian mixed, but considered Black by the system. Recently, when four white kids came in here on charges of making and blowing up a homemade bomb, they only spent one night here and did not have to go to court."



Bay Area independent television &amp; video activism

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.11.2004 00:56

Street Level TV Screening on Dec. 2nd



Bay Area independent television and video activism

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.11.2004 00:54

Street Level TV Screening on Dec. 2




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