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Video hilites of Dec. 3 Watergate Bhopal demo

DC, 04.12.2004 15:29

The historic Watergate Complex in Washington, DC, is also the reputed hideout of Dow Chemical Board member and criminal accomplice Barbara Franklin, and it's here that the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal chose to mark the 20th anniversary of the chemical gas disaster at Bhopal, India, the worst industrial accident in history, in which nearly 20,000 people died at the hands of the Union Carbide Corporation. Dow Chemical purchased Union Carbide four years ago, but to this day refuses to assume responsibility for the cleanup of the Bhopal accident site, or compensation for the victims.



5 anos de informação independente

Portugal, 04.12.2004 10:07

5 anos de informação independente



Forest defenders to stand trial in Humboldt County

Portland, 04.12.2004 09:25

even forest activists will face trial on Dec. 6 for trespassing charges stemming from a demonstration last month protesting Steve Wills Logging and Trucking company. Demonstration blocks vital truck route. The demonstration included three separate roadblocks and took place at Fisher Road outside of Hydesville ? the site of the largest anti-logging rally ever held in the history of the environmental movement in the United States.

Of the seven activists arrested, six were charged with infraction trespassing, while protester Kim Starr received a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest in addition to a misdemeanor trespassing.

"We were ready to get arrested," said Starr. "The sheriffs always act as [Pacific Lumber's] personal goons."

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[ North Coast Earth First! ]



Twenty Years Later: Do Not Forget Bhopal

Portland, 04.12.2004 09:05

Just after midnight on December 3rd, 1984 Union Carbide's pesticide factory released a dense, white cloud of poison gas into the city of Bhopal and surrounding impoverished neighborhoods. As a cruel result of the gas, people were unable to control their bowels as they ran and choking, pregnant women aborted on the spot. People directly involved in the burial and cremation of the dead estimated that 8,000 died over the course of the first three days following the disaster. Roughly a half a million people were exposed to the gas, who then flooded the hospital. Two decades later, in total, 20,000 people have had their lives transformed into agony and shortened as a direct result of gas poisoning and 120,000 suffer debilitating and chronic ailments to this day. Future generations of Bhopal residents are not free of Carbide's touch either. Cases of birth defects and mental disabilities are widespread among the children of the gas victims.

In January of 2004, I flew to Mumbai, India for the World Social Forum (WSF). I had heard about the previous WSFs held in Porto Alegre, Brazil and made up my mind to go and cover it on the Portland Independent Media Center. WSF 2004 was held in India and not Brazil, as the previous three were. I first read the story of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy on the Corporate Watch website (corpwatch.org). Since I was planning on traveling in India for several weeks after the WSF, I made up my mind that I would seek out people working on Bhopal issues at WSF and see Bhopal for myself.

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[ Internatonal Campaign for Justice in Bhopal | The Bhopal Medical Appeal and Sambhavna Trust ]

Dow Statement a Hoax; "Historic aid package for Bhopal victims" a lieToday on BBC World Television, a fake Dow spokesperson announced fake plans to take full responsibility for the very real Bhopal tragedy of December 3, 1984. Dow Chemical emphatically denies this announcement. Although seemingly humanistic in nature, the fake plans were invented by irresponsible hucksters with no regard for the truth.

As Dow has repeatedly noted, Dow cannot and will not take responsibility for the accident. ("What we cannot and will not do... is accept responsibility for the Bhopal accident." - CEO Michael Parker, 2002.) The Dow position has not changed, despite public pressure.

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[ DowEthics.com ]



Cobb drops Nevada recount; Continues on in Ohio and New Mexico

Portland, 04.12.2004 08:59

Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb announced today that he would not pursue a recount in Nevada. Cobb and Libertarian Michael Badnarik had made the initial recount request on Monday.

"The Nevada Secretary of State's office presented us with hefty bill and a ridiculous list of tasks to be completed in an unreasonably short period of time," said Blair Bobier, Media Director for the Cobb-LaMarche campaign.

"We were asked to pay $349,000 but were not provided a detailed breakdown of the actual costs and we do not have confidence that our money will be spent wisely."

read more >>Judge rules Ohio recount will go forward in all countiesGreen Party presidential candidate David Cobb today expressed his satisfaction with a ruling by a federal judge taking jurisdiction over a Delaware County, Ohio lawsuit and denying the county's attempt to stop the recount of presidential ballots in that county.

"We are very pleased that the judge recognized our right to a recount and that the recount will go forward in each and every county in Ohio," said Cobb.

The judge also provisionally granted the motion by the Kerry-Edwards campaign to intervene in the lawsuit in defense of the position of Cobb and Libertarian Michael Badnarik.

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related: [ Voter Fraud in Florida and Ohio: Kerry Won the Election by at least 1,7 Million Votes | pdx indymedia sElection Fraud stories ]



Black deaths

darwin, 04.12.2004 08:44

Seven charged for Douglas Scott murder and cover-up



Black deaths

darwin, 04.12.2004 08:44

Seven charged for Douglas Scott murder and cover-up



State Administrator Proposes New Round of School Closures in Oakland

San Francisco Bay Area, 04.12.2004 05:12

The administrator appointed to run Oakland's schools when the state took over the district has called for the closure of five more schools. The proposal by state administrator Randy Ward comes three months after the district shut five other elementary schools. According to press reports, no decision on the latest proposed school closures will be made until Dec. 8th. More on the Education page



State Administrator Proposes New Round of School Closures in Oakland

San Francisco Bay Area, 04.12.2004 04:54

The administrator appointed to run Oakland's schools when the state took over the district has called for the closure of five more schools. The proposal by state administrator Randy Ward comes three months after the district shut five other elementary schools. According to press reports, no decision on the latest proposed school closures will be made until Dec. 8th.



7,000 Bay Area Hospital Workers Locked Out

San Francisco Bay Area, 04.12.2004 03:09

Around 7,000 nurses and hospital workers have been locked out of 13 of Sutter's hospitals in the Bay Area for five days, following a one-day strike. Caregivers and other workers say Sutter is putting CEO pay before patient care. On Dec. 3, SEIU 250 filed suit in San Francisco superior court against Sutter Health and the strike-breaking firm Modern Industrial Services (MIS), "America's leader in strike re-staffing," for alleged violations of criminal and civil codes. The California Nurses Association (CNA) filed an unfair labor practice charge against Alta Bates Summit, citing the lockout as "illegal." Full story on the Labor page



...act locally

darwin, 04.12.2004 02:07

Submissions for new edition of the CROC



...act locally

darwin, 04.12.2004 02:07

Submissions for new edition of the CROC



The Take-- opens at E Street Cinema Friday--

DC, 04.12.2004 00:51

From the Washington Spark, here is a review of The Take, a film on the recuperated factory movement in Argentina.



Mel &amp; Floyd, December 3, 2004

Madison, 04.12.2004 00:11

Whew! After a Thanksgiving hiatus (sorry about that) and massive Internet problems, I've managed - once again - to post Madison's favorite comedy duo, the tag-team Mel & Mr. Pants, here on Madison Indymedia. Many mindless minions died to bring you this week's episode, but as you'll see, the ends justify the means. Apologies for the late start - everybody has to do their laundry. The show begins one minute in, approximately, with Mel & Mr. Pants giggling over something involving a meteorite.



Police Kill Man with Stun Guns for &quot;Acting Erratically&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 03.12.2004 23:23

An Elk Grove man died early Monday in a confrontation with Sacramento County sheriff's deputies after officers used pepper spray and shot the man twice with 50,000-volt Taser stun guns. Sheriff's officials said Ricardo Zaragoza struggled with four deputies who wanted to take him in for a mental health examination after his family called officials saying he was acting erratically. Sheriff's officials and family members said officers shot him twice in the chest with Taser guns. Family members, however, said officers used excessive force to control him. Central Valley news



7,000 Bay Area Hospital Workers Locked Out

San Francisco Bay Area, 03.12.2004 23:20

Around 7,000 nurses and hospital workers have been locked out of 13 of Sutter's hospitals in the Bay Area for five days, following a one-day strike. Caregivers and other workers say Sutter is putting CEO pay before patient care. On Dec. 3, SEIU 250 filed suit in San Francisco superior court against Sutter Health and the strike-breaking firm Modern Industrial Services (MIS), "America's leader in strike re-staffing," for alleged violations of criminal and civil codes. The California Nurses Association (CNA) filed an unfair labor practice charge against Alta Bates Summit, citing the lockout as "illegal." More on the Labor page



Borderland Film/Arts Festival 2004

San Francisco Bay Area, 03.12.2004 23:17

The Borderland Film/Arts Festival began on Nov. 29 with a series of interventions in San Francisco, and opened on Dec. 2 with a film festival, gallery reception and live radio broadcast. The Borderland Collective has gathered a diverse range of multi-disciplinary artists and participants to "share an understanding of both the physical Mexico/U.S border and the more implicit socially constructed borders that surround us all." More on the Arts and Action page



Urge Support for DC menu labeling bill

DC, 03.12.2004 23:12



Eight Thousand Bay Area Hospital Workers Locked Out

San Francisco Bay Area, 03.12.2004 22:46

According to union officials, about eight thousand nurses and hospital workers have been locked out of 13 of Sutter's hospitals in the Bay Area for five days, following a one-day strike. Caregivers and other workers say Sutter is putting CEO pay before patient care. On Dec. 3, SEIU 250 filed suit in San Francisco superior court against Sutter Health and the strike-breaking firm Modern Industrial Services (MIS), "America's leader in strike re-staffing," for alleged violations of criminal and civil codes. The California Nurses Association (CNA) filed an unfair labor practice charge against Alta Bates Summit citing the lockout as “illegal." The locked-out facilities include the California Pacific Medical Center (Sacramento & Buchanan) and St. Luke's Hospital (Cesar Chavez & Valencia) in SF, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley and Oakland, Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo, Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport, and Sutter Medical Center and Sutter Warrack in Santa Rosa.



ACT 47: Yes; PAT: No

Pittsburgh, 03.12.2004 22:30

ACT 47: Yes; PAT: No



NOAFTA RAZORWIRE

Arizona, 03.12.2004 22:29

NOAFTA RAZORWIRE



NAFTA, FTAA, CAFTA, AFTA = FEMICIDE, GENOCIDE AND ECOCIDE

Portland, 03.12.2004 22:12

Free Trade is the blueprint for terminal annihilation. Along with the fetishized glory of economic development, corporate invasion rides on the essential involvement of military and paramilitary forces assigned to eliminate entire societies. Those who remain become ill in the contaminated aftermath of resource exploitation of their homelands. Tho activists may be familiar with these two of many impacts of free trade, the growing plague of femicide is often overlooked or ignored as a side issue.

Humanity may well never recover from this carefully planned plunder. The Earth might do quite well in recovering without humans.

The systematic sexual brutalization of women and girls from Sierra Leone to Iraq, Pakistan to Guatemala, Dafur to Colombia, Edmonton to Juarez, The Congo to Chile, Spokane to Afghanistan, The Phillipines to China, Mumbai to San Diego has forced FEMICIDE out of the global closet of taboos. The scope and seriousness of targeting women and girls in horrific ways; rape, forced impregnation, trafficking, torture, sexual mutilation, honor killings and murder, illustrates the failure of truly integrating equality into the fabric of resistance not to mention the overall exclusion by societies and governments of women from dialog that impacts their lives.

Women who dare voice the reality they face as individuals or as communities, risk being lableled as "man haters", "divisive", "having problems with men" or being killed. This has been the case in Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico where women who speak out against the decade long unsolved serial torture murders of over 400 young women and over 4000 more missing are beaten and killed as well. Police are accused of beating and dismembering Lucha of Chimpimpin, a woman sent by her sisters who had organized against rape and violence there to Juarez to heed the call to stop and solve these heinous crimes. In Colombia, the horrific nature of torture, rapes and murders of women and girls has led the United Nations High Commission on Refugees to compare the situation to that of the similar gender specific attacks against thousands (possibly millions) of women in Sierra Leone, The Congo and Dafur. 3 women who addressed violence women are subjected to as Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia, Marta Cecilia Aguirre, Francis Giron Quilindo and Esperanza Amaris Miranda, have been murdered by armed groups.



Activists call for Lansing to fund DPS

Michigan, 03.12.2004 20:38

DETROIT — As state officials debated the possibility of a “takeover of the takeover” and schools CEO Kenneth Burnley threatened to layoff up to 5,400 Detroit Public Schools workers, a call went out for parents, students and teachers to march on Lansing to demand funds for DPS.

“For years since the creation of charter schools, since Proposal A in 1994, and especially since the state takeover in 1999, Lansing has systematically starved and deprived our district,” said George Washington, attorney for the Keep the Vote No Takeover Coalition.



National Coal Company Hires Nashville Law Firm to Harass Katuah Earth First!

Tennessee, 03.12.2004 20:15

National Coal Company is continuing its Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) against five local environmental activists. On October 15th, National Coal's lawyer failed to present sufficient evidence to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order against the activists. National Coal has hired the Nashville law firm of Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin to continue their SLAPP suit against environmental activists associated with Katuah Earth First! There is a Substitution Hearing Monday, December 6th at the City/County Building, 400 Main St. in downtown Knoxville. Environmental activists will gather in front of the building at 9:00am gagged and bound symbolizing National Coal's attempts to keep activists from expressing their first amendment rights. Press is welcome to attend.



National Coal Company Hires Nashville Law Firm to Harass Katuah Earth First!

Tennessee, 03.12.2004 19:58

National Coal claims on their website to be environmentally friendly--while engaging in a SLAPP suit against environmentalist!



Victoria's Dirty Little Secret Exposed in Southern Oregon

Portland, 03.12.2004 19:49

Several Medford patrol units responded Thursday night to calls made by Victoria's Secret and the Rogue Valley Mall. An Ashland man was handcuffed and six others detained while an excited Victoria's Secret employee tried to accuse the detained of a variety of crimes. Officers released everyone without charges after about 45 minutes.

About 20 Jackson County residents had gone to Victoria's Secret to highlight endangered forest destroyed to ship more than million panty catalogs a day every day of the year. Forests in northern or boreal reaches of Canada are destroyed to make constantly the soft porn catalogs with zero recycled content, shipped nearly everywhere.

Along with the Medford protest, more than 100 actions took place today at Victoria's Secret stores around the country. Negotiations between the corporation and the San Francisco-based environmental organization ForestEthics broke down earlier this Summer. ForestEthics has promised to organize against the company until Victoria's Secret leads the catalog industry out of endangered forest destruction and into 50% postconsumer fiber within five years.



Borderland Film/Arts Festival 2004

San Francisco Bay Area, 03.12.2004 19:18

The Borderland Film/Arts Festival is a rich multi-layered exhibition which began on 11/29/2004 with a series of interventions in San Francisco. On 12/02 the program opened on a wider front with a film festival, gallery reception and live radio broadcast by Enemy Combatant Radio. The Borderland Collective has gathered a diverse range of multi-disciplinary artists and participants to "share an understanding of both the physical Mexico/U.S border and the more implicit socially constructed borders that surround us all." The month-long exhibition investigates a multitude of perspectives "of borders or borderlands and how the artist either contests the border construction or has been shaped by it." Related Indymedia coverage: Juarez caravan | AFTA



Police Kill Man with Stun Guns for &quot;Acting Erratically&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 03.12.2004 18:58

An Elk Grove man died early Monday in a confrontation with Sacramento County sheriff's deputies after officers used pepper spray and shot the man twice with 50,000-volt Taser stun guns. Sheriff's officials said Ricardo Zaragoza struggled with four deputies who wanted to take him in for a mental health examination after his family called officials saying he was acting erratically. Sheriff's officials and family members said officers shot him twice in the chest with Taser guns. Family members, however, said officers used excessive force to control him. The death could be ruled a homicide, but as of late Monday it was still labeled as "undetermined," coroner's officials said. The department started issuing the stun guns in 2001, as a non-lethal way to subdue suspects. Arnulfo Zaragoza Jr. said his brother, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at age 20 while he was a student at the University of California, Davis, had been taking his medicine but had not eaten for five days. Read full report on the police killing here.



For a Global Disruption of Empire

San Diego, 03.12.2004 18:51

In Solidarity with the DAWN (DC Anti-War Network,
 http://www.dawndc.net/) call for groups to converge from around the
country and around the world to converge on DC, we call on those who
cannot make the trip to DC to organize local actions in their own
communities.



West Papua

Sydney, 03.12.2004 18:40

West Papuan Independence Day



!!FREE SCREENING TONIGHT!!

Atlanta, 03.12.2004 18:33

WRFG and the Atlanta Independent Media Center present a FREE screening of "CORRECTIONS: Private Prisons are Back" by Ashley Hunt and "THE STATE OF GRACE" a film short about a prisoner's family by Atlanta film maker Ron Mayes. December 3, 8 p.m. at the Little 5 Points Community Center 1083 Austin Ave 30307 (corner of Austin and Euclid Aves). [MAP] All ages welcome. Doors open at 7:30. For more information call 404-523-3471. Special guest speaker will be Elaine Brown, former Black Panther Party Chair; Director of Political Affairs, National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform; Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice; and author of "A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story" and "New Age Racism and the Condemnation of Little B".



Eugene Rally for Peace!

Portland, 03.12.2004 18:09

The 'Students For Change' sponsored a rally today at the EMU on the UofO campus. Notwithstanding chilly December temperatures, there was a good turnout of perhaps a couple hundred people, mostly students. I was remembering back three years ago when I went to some of the UofO peace rallies where there were perhaps a dozen or so students. The increasing numbers is a really good sign. People are waking up!

When I first arrived upon the scene I saw a small cluster of waving american flags. Within the group was a woman holding a sign "Give Peace a Chance" so I thought they were patriotic dissenters. However, upon closer scrutiny I found that they were Pro-Bush, Pro-War, Pro-Republican, Anti-Peace, Anti-Eco, and Anti-Friendly folks. One woman's sign - decorated with a flower - read "Peace through Superior FirePower".

I walked over to their camp and asked a couple of the young men if they were ready to go and fight. They said that they would do their duty if they are called. I asked "why aren't you there now then". They hemmed and hawed until an older man butt in and told me that he already served and then started spewing the same old tiring rhetoric: "get a job", "thank me for your freedom"... When he asked me what I have done for this country, I told him that I do things everyday, adding that I have worked with homeless veterans. He paused for a moment but than came right back at me in a very angry provocative tone.



East Lansing group that was infiltrated by police to participate in &quot;Spy FIles&quot; campaign

Michigan, 03.12.2004 17:55

Students for Economic Justice (SEJ), the United Students Against Sweatshops affiliate at Michigan State Univeristy is participating in a nationwide project by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), that involves requesting information on police infiltration, surveillance and FBI information gathering on activist groups, particularly following 9-11, the implementation of the PATRIOT Act and the growth of the antiwar movement. This campaign is being undertaken through use of rights provided by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This national ACLU campaign is about making a showing on a national level of how concerned people are about the actions of the police and intelligence agencies, and attempting to see what kind of activities they are up to in the post 9-11, "everyone could be a terrorist," world.

SEJ was asked to participate along with many other groups across the country due to our previous interactions with intelligence agencies and police. In 2000-2001, an undercover police officer, posing as a student, infiltrated SEJ for six months before being identified by one of our members. The infiltration was approved by our university president, Peter McPherson [ 1 | 2 ] and included work by both the MSU police and the FBI.



Llamado a Reunion abierta

santiago, 03.12.2004 17:55

Reunión para la refundacion del colectivo
Indymedia Santiago de Chile



Help Protect Civil Rights in Multnomah County

Portland, 03.12.2004 17:45

Here in our country and our own community, we are seeing an escalation of the assaults on the rights and the safety of immigrants, refugees, working people, and, indeed, all citizens. A proposed Multnomah County Resolution addresses these matters. Similar in many ways to resolutions that have been passed by the City of Portland and by 351 other local and state governments to date, this resolution goes further in addressing the matter of discrimination and harassment, in addition to the matter of civil rights. Members of the Board of Commissioners have asked for expressions of public support, in the form of organizational endorsements, reports of personal experiences, and attendance at the December 9 meeting, at which members of the Board of Commissioners will vote on the resolution.



12/6: Encryption for Media Activists

San Francisco Bay Area, 03.12.2004 15:37

Encryption is the manipulation of a file to make it unintelligible to all but those for whom the data is intended. Financial institutions use encryption to increase the security of data transmitted via the Internet, but it can also be used by reporters, activists, and others concerned about who might be reading the contents of their files or e-mails. Now your local Indymedia tech collective and the Midnight Special Law Collective are teaming up to offer media activists a *free* skillshare: learn how to use encryption tools and other techniques to protect your e-mail and data from prying eyes or forgery, how encryption works, what legal rights you—and the government—have, recent legal developments, and why you need to protect yourself. Monday, December 6th, 6 p.m., at the Creamery, New College, 780 Valencia St (at 19th), SF. Details



PARALISAÇÃO POLICIAL

Brasil, 03.12.2004 13:44

Praças de Santa Catarina ganham abono salarial, após ameaçarem fechar quartéis



Activist jailed for holding up protest sign

DC, 03.12.2004 10:48

(Published November 29, 2004) A prominent local senior citizen faces a court trial Dec. 17 for holding up a sign opposing public financing of a new baseball stadium during the public unveiling of the Washington Nationals baseball team's name at Union Station.



Amnesty International Report Examines TASER Use by Law Enforcement

San Francisco Bay Area, 03.12.2004 07:27

12/2/2003:Amnesty International released a new report this week about the TASER electro-shock weapons that are used by law enforcement officers all over the US. Amnesty found that TASERs are being used on "unruly schoolchildren; mentally disturbed or intoxicated individuals; unarmed suspects fleeing minor crime scenes and people who fail to comply immediately with a command." (story about TASER use on a 6 year-old child) Amnesty International USA's executive director says that "TASERs' potential to save lives is being overshadowed by their potential to kill, their frequent use in situations where lethal force would never be an option, and the conspicuous lack of independent evidence proving that they don't kill people." A paranoid schizophrenic man died in Sacramento County after police had used TASERs on him in November, 2004. Amnesty believes that the widespread use of TASERs has dangerously expanded the boundaries of "acceptable" levels of force. Read more PDF of Report



March and Vigil Remembering Dead-of-Exposure Homeless Man

Santa Cruz, CA, 03.12.2004 07:23

Tonight (Thursday December 2nd) there'll be a candlelight march from Borders Book Store at Pacific and Soquel to City Hall, where Robert Wagner reportedly died of exposure while sleeping on a City Hall bench over the weekend.

At least one activist plans to spend the night at City Hall shivering. Hot vegan soup will be provided sometime between 10 and 11 PM.

+++ Under the new Rotkin Council, it remains illegal to sleep outside, cover up with a blanket, or put up a tent against the cold. City Council has given no indication it will let up on criminal enforcement of MC 6.36 (The Camping Ordinance), even before this latest death and after the death of Scotty under the Soquel St. bridge last month--also by exposure.

+++ Early Wednesday morning (12-1) police drove away all the people (approx. a dozen) who were sleeping quietly under the eaves of the federal post office. According to the victims, police admitted they had no specific complaints & did not provide any options for the sleepers.

+++ The Winter Armory Shelter requires picture ID, involves waiting in lines for more than an hour, has scheduloing requirements often impossible for working people, does not take pets, has no parking place for vehicles, is not a walk-up situation, refuses those under 18 unless with parent, and is restrictive for couples. In addition there is emergency shelter for only 160 of the 1500 to 2000 homeless people in Santa Cruz city limits on any given night.



Preserving Tenncare: True Homeland Security - Editorial by Jim Polk

Tennessee, 03.12.2004 06:57

As one who voted for Governor Bredesen, I cannot express how disturbing it is to hear him describe the work of the Tennessee Justice Center in the frameworks of “guerilla warfare” or obstructionism. The work of Gordon Bonnyman could be more accurately described as faithful, honorable, and heroic. Mr. Bonnyman’s and the TJC’s unswerving dedication to human rights and constitutional law is America at its best.



No bad women, no bad children, just bad laws

United Kingdom, 03.12.2004 04:00

Most people believe sex workers should not be criminalised. "Paying the Price", the first review of the prostitution laws for 50 years, hides the impact of the prostitution laws on women's and children's safety, protection and welfare, and makes way for more criminalisation. Sex workers and others discuss a response.

International Conference on prostitution, Saturday 4 December 9.30 - 6 pm
St Mary's Church, Eversholt St.

More info on www.prostitutescollective.net

Background info here:   http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/02/54554.html
  http://www.allwomencount.net/EWC%20Sex%20Workers/Reclaim%20the%20Night.htm



Assembleia da Republica dissolvida

Portugal, 03.12.2004 03:00

Assembleia da Republica dissolvida



Reunión en Barrio Toba

Argentina, 03.12.2004 01:03

Jueves 2 de Diciembre 2004 | FUNCIONARIOS DE ROSARIO VISITARON LA COMUNIDAD
Un ratito con los tobas de Travesía y Almafuerte



Reunión en Barrio Toba

Argentina, 03.12.2004 00:53

Jueves 2 de Diciembre 2004 | FUNCIONARIOS DE ROSARIO VISITARON LA COMUNIDAD
Un ratito con los tobas de Travesía y Almafuerte



Victoria's Dirty Little Secret in Oregon

Rogue Valley, 03.12.2004 00:07

Several Medford patrol units responded Thursday night to calls made by Victoria's Secret and the Rogue Valley Mall. An Ashland man was handcuffed and six others detained while an excited Victoria's Secret employee tried to accuse the detained of a variety of crimes. Officers released everyone without charges after about 45 minutes.

About 20 Jackson County residents had gone to Victoria's Secret to highlight endangered forest destroyed to ship more than million panty catalogs a day every day of the year. Forests in northern or boreal reaches of Canada are destroyed to make constantly the soft porn catalogs with zero recycled content, shipped nearly everywhere.



VIOLENCIA POLICIAL EN EL BARRIO MALVIN NORTE

Uruguay, 02.12.2004 23:37

Cuando la muerte es ley, la revuelta es legítima



Auckland Indymedia presents: The Antidote #10

Aotearoa, 02.12.2004 23:17

THE ANTIDOTE #10

An evening of alternative political docos + the Annual Auckland Indymedia Xmas Party

Sunday 12 December 2004 at The Classic Comedy Bar (321 Queen Street, CBD) 7.00pm start time for films, $5

This month's Antidote #10 features a varied line up of documentaries on topics relating to human rights to celebrate Human Rights Day (December 10th). The programme includes documentaries on child slavery and the sexual exploitation of young Burmese girls in Thailand and the esettlement of refugees in Auckland. Also on the programme there are two short documentaries: the first takes a satirical look at the alleged 'casing video' shot by Ahmed Zauoi while the second pokes fun at the recent Auckland mayoral race.

The screening will be followed by the annual Indymedia Xmas party with snacks and music provided.



Fast Food Activism

Portland, 02.12.2004 23:09

Alan Graf writes: I agree with some of the posts on this site and with Lloyd Marbet that this settlement has not as of yet made any noticeable difference in the brutality and oppression of the Portland Police.

However, for those of you who know me, I have been involved in trying to bring accountability to the police for years. See the Majority Report on the city of Portland website. I don't do this for recognition or for monetary gain. My grandparents were dragged out in the middle of the night by nazi thugs in uniform to be gassed to death at Auschwitz. I am genetically inclined to do battle with the forces of oppression for the sake of my grandparents and my children and grandchildren. Like everyone else, I appreciate appreciation, but don't expect it.

I, like Lloyd, would have preferred some written policy changes. However after negotiating for five months, the city offered us only watered down policy directives that were meaningless. I was not ready to recommend some meaningless piece of paper to my clients. [ read more ]

Related: [ The deadly effects of oppositional thinking and the power of contemplative practices | Northwest Constitutional Law Center ]



comedor!!!

Argentina, 02.12.2004 22:44

Jueves 2 de diciembre de 2004 | Crece la concurrencia al Comedor Universitario
Porque el hambre también llegó a la universidad




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