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Independent Truckers Continue to Make Their Voices Heard

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.12.2013 03:54

Independent truckers staged a job action that slowed work at the Port of Oakland on November 27. It was the truckers' third job action since August. The Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) called for a strike at Stevedoring Services of America's terminal. In a press release, POTA said the strike was "in protest of unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices by terminal owners and Port of Oakland management." About a hundred independent truckers were joined by at least that many community and labor supporters at the entrances to the SSA terminal. Five people were arrested and at least two were injured by cars crossing the picket lines.



Response to Santa Cruz Public Safety Task Force Recommendations

Santa Cruz, CA, 01.12.2013 03:54

Steve Schnaar writes: "The Santa Cruz Public Safety Task Force has completed their work and is presenting their recommendations to City Council on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm. The recommendations include some positive, proven ideas like funding drug treatment and after-school youth programs. However the report also recommends ideas which are not evidence-based, such as misdemeanor charges for multiple infractions, restricting the needle exchange program, and increasing the size of the police force based on sloppy statistics."



Black Friday Mall Shoppers Informed of SodaStream's Connection to Occupied Palestine

Santa Cruz, CA, 01.12.2013 03:54

On the shopping "holiday" Black Friday, protesters positioned themselves in various locations at the Capitola Mall to raise awareness about SodaStream, a company with a factory built on illegal Israeli settlements located on occupied Indigenous Palestinian lands. Santa Cruz community members wore black and held large banners that read "Boycott SodaStream."



Wal-Mart strikers blockade Alexandria Wal-Mart, 9 arrests

DC, 30.11.2013 04:06

On Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, Nov 29, 2013, nine people were arrested blockading the doors of a Wal-Mart in Alexandria. A court injunction in MD favoring Wal-Mart was useless, as targets in Virginia hurt Wal-Mart's bosses in Arkansa just as badly. UFCW's Youtube video including the arrests



Philippine Debt Repayments from Marcos Regime Overshadow Relief Monies to Assist with Typhoon Reconstruction

Boston, 30.11.2013 04:06



Videos/Photos 44th Native American Day Of Mourning-Nov. 28, 2013

Boston, 30.11.2013 04:06

Plymouth, Mass.-Nov. 28, 2013: 44th annual Native American protest on Thanksgiving Day.



Agenda Diciembre 2013

Argentina, 29.11.2013 03:55



Atacan acampe contra Monsanto

Argentina, 29.11.2013 03:55

Nuevamente patotas y policias en el bloque a Monsanto



65 DETENIDOS EN TRES INTENTOS DE SAQUEO EN LA REGIÓN

Argentina, 29.11.2013 03:55

El fantasma del saqueo, clima narco y la necesidad en los barrios



Atacan acampe contra Monsanto

Argentina, 29.11.2013 03:55

Nuevamente patotas y policias en el bloque a Monsanto



Ballona Wetlands Again in Jeopardy

LA, 28.11.2013 03:42

Just 10 years after the Ballona Wetlands were acquired and preserved (an endeavor that took decades), they are again under attack. The Annenberg Foundation, which has done impressive work elsewhere, plans to purchase the wetlands, develop part of it, and restore Area C. The latter proposal has been described as "a phony restoration" to "give crony engineering companies some business" and "way too aggressive" for the highly- sensitive habitat. Annenberg claims their plans have been misrepresented, but there was no elaboration.

On Thursday, October 17, a demonstration was held outside the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills during that facility's very extravagant grand opening. Protest signs supported Annenberg's various plans, that include a pet rescue center, but lambasted any construction on or restoration of Ballona, which is among the remaining five percent of L.A.'s wetlands that has not been destroyed.

(Photo courtesy of the Wetlands Defense Fund.)

Story and photos: Ballona Wetlands Again in Jeopardy by R. Plesset



Birds Who Survived the Holidays and Other Tragedies

LA, 28.11.2013 03:42

Birds rescued from meat production, cock fighting rings, and the ritual of Kaporot have, in many cases, gone on to live decent/happy lives (some of them have even reproduced). Profiled here are turkeys Biggie and Autumn Tootsie of Riverside; Pooka, a goose in northeast L.A.; and several chickens. People who rescue them give advice about mistakes to avoid.

"There's nothing more impressive than looking at these turkeys every day and just counting the blessings that they've been given--and they know it," says Jen DeCarlo. "They're very grateful animals, just like we're very grateful humans to have them here. That's two less on someone's Thanksgiving platter, which is better than both of them being gone.

" . . . Our species domesticated them, so now we have to take care of the damage we've done. They can't go out and do it themselves anymore."

Full story and photos: Birds Who Survived the Holidays and Other Tragedies by R. Plesset



Striking Wal-Mart workers walk out, more actions coming Black Friday

DC, 27.11.2013 04:06

On the 26th of November, workers at a number of area Wal-Mart stores walked out and picketed the stores. They were supported by members of Respect DC. Strikers at Capitol Plaza Wal-Mart:Respect DC video on Vine



UC Santa Cruz Shut Down During Statewide Unfair Labor Practices Strike

Santa Cruz, CA, 27.11.2013 03:54

Students and workers at UC Santa Cruz blocked both entrances and shut the campus down in support of a University of California-wide unfair labor practices strike on November 20, called for by AFSCME 3299. The strike was called in response to a, "coordinated campaign of illegal intimidation, coercion, and threats," against UC Patient Care and Service Workers who participated in a walk out in May over unsafe staffing levels at UC supported hospitals.



[SP] CryptoParty: criptografia para as massas!

CMI Brasil, 27.11.2013 03:09

1984



Asesinato de Ivonne Negrón

Puerto Rico, 25.11.2013 04:06

MAMPR se expresa ante asesinato de mujer en Gurabo



Join or Lead a Tree Care Team in 2014 with Portland Fruit Tree Project

Portland, 25.11.2013 03:41

Join a Tree Care Team and receive instruction in organic methods of fruit tree care throughout the seasons, while caring for urban fruit trees that provide fruit for the community.

Each team will care for a cluster of PFTP-registered fruit trees, visiting each tree once per season to complete the full spectrum of care. Each team is instructed & guided by two 'Team Leaders' with experience and skills in organic fruit tree care. This is a unique opportunity to develop strong skills in organic fruit tree care, meet new people, and care for trees providing food to your community!

Members and Leaders will participate in ten 3-hour work-parties over an 11-month period (January-November, 2014). Topics/tasks will include: Winter & Summer Pruning, Young Tree Training & Care, Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning, and more. At the end of the program you will receive a certificate of completion.

Click below for program overviews & position descriptions:
Tree Care Team Member -  http://www.portlandfruit.org/2014-tree-care-team-member-position-description
Tree Care Team Leader -  http://www.portlandfruit.org/2014-tree-care-team-leader-position-description

[...]

APPLY & MORE INFO: homepage:  http://portlandfruit.org



Fubonn Protest on Black Friday, 29 November 2013, 13:30 - 14:30

Portland, 25.11.2013 03:41

Fubonn has been accused of forcing workers to work off the clock, work under dangerous condition, and refused proper breast feeding breaks. Two workers at Fubonn are owed thousands of dollars, and we demand that they be paid what is owed and that they start complying with all labor and safety regulations. A call out to protest the managements treatment will be at 1:30 to 2:30 on 11.29.13

Continuing our wage theft campaign at Fubonn, we are re-initiating the campaign with a Black Friday picket in front of the grocery store! On Black Friday we are coming out to show them that we will not back down, and that the campaign is going forward despite their attempts to silence us. We will not stand by while workers are abused and not paid fair compensation. Join us in this community picket, and stay tuned as we move forward!

You can learn more about this particular campaign below: link to wagingnonviolence.org

Location: Fubonn Supermarket and Shopping Center 2850 SE 82nd Ave, Ste #1, Portland, Oregon

Previous PIMC post from protest on September 9th:
portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/09/425138 [video]



Black Friday Walmart Protest. 11:00am - respect your workers, stop paying poverty wages

Portland, 25.11.2013 03:41

On Black Friday in Portland Oregon, JwJ and UFCW555 are working with the "Making Change at Wal-Mart" national campaign to support wal-Mart workers in their dealings with Wal-Mart over labor rights and standards and their efforts to have Wal-Mart publicly commit to adhering to labor rights and standards. Meet at 11AM @ 4200 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR.

Meet in solidarity at 11AM @ 4200 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR.?


On Black Friday we will bring a strong message to WAL-MART "respect your workers, stop paying poverty wages!"


Portland Jobs with Justice is committed to supporting workers taking bold risks to demand better jobs and working conditions. That's why we bring together labor, community, faith, and student activists to support the courageous workers on strike at Wal-Mart

Walmart jobs don't allow workers to live better. Walmart pays its associates an average of just $8.81 an hour, so an employee who works Walmart's definition of full-time - 34 hours per week - makes just $15,500 per year, placing them squarely below the poverty line. And those full-time positions aren't the norm. To avoid having to pay employees benefits, the company increasingly hires part-time positions - subjecting associates to erratic schedules, limited job security, and even less opportunity to make ends meet. [...]

[Facebook] Event Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/236112673214899/

Previous PIMC Post on recent Wal-Mart Protest for Fair Wages in June 2013:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/06/423810.shtml
[includes 33 minute video]



Eleições em Honduras acontecem neste domingo sob forte suspeita de fraude

CMI Brasil, 25.11.2013 03:09

Tatiana Félix - Adital



San Juan: XXVIII Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres

Argentina, 24.11.2013 03:56

¡El Encuentro somos Todas!



JUJUY: CRIMINALIZACIÓN DE LA PROTESTA SINDICAL

Argentina, 24.11.2013 03:56

Perro Santillán: “Aunque vayamos presos, no van a tapar los temas de fondo”



San Juan: XXVIII Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres

Argentina, 24.11.2013 03:56

¡El Encuentro somos Todas!



JUJUY: CRIMINALIZACIÓN DE LA PROTESTA SINDICAL

Argentina, 24.11.2013 03:56

Perro Santillán: “Aunque vayamos presos, no van a tapar los temas de fondo”



Preview of Egyptian movie &quot;The Square&quot; about the revolution shown at Busboys and Poets

DC, 23.11.2013 04:08

On the 20th of November, Code Pink brought Egyptian filmmakers Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer to Busboys and Poets for the unoffical premiere of their film "The Square," about the occupations of Tahrir Square by revolutionaries beginning in 2011. This was an unoffical debut to a packed house at Busboys and Poets



John Kerry appearance at AU draws Keystone pipeline protest

DC, 23.11.2013 04:08

On the 21st of November, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared at American University for an event with a delegation from China. Outside were protesters demanding he refuse to grant the permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to cross the US-Canadian border. Video of the AU KXL protest



El Boletín: Noviembre 2013

Puerto Rico, 23.11.2013 04:07

El Boletín: Noviembre 2013



Philippines: They Destroy, We Suffer

Boston, 23.11.2013 04:07

Capitalism is destroying the planet. Now we suffer. The devastating horror unleashed by monster-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) upon the eastern and central Philippines regions is unspeakable. As of writing, estimates of the number of casualties and actual damages are tentative because many areas remain isolated and communications, power, road and port systems are down.



A tres dias de sufrir una amenaza de muerte

Argentina, 23.11.2013 03:56

Agreden a Sofia Gatica



Agreden a Sofia Gatica

Argentina, 23.11.2013 03:56

A TRES DIAS DE SUFRIR UNA AMENAZA DE MUERTE



Vallejo High School to Remove Racist Mascot

San Francisco Bay Area, 23.11.2013 03:55

Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT) advised the Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Education on November 20 to remove its mascot as it is offensive to Native Americans. SSP&RIT stated, "Native mascots perpetuate the myth that Native America is purely historical and devoid of any contemporary relevance". After hearing SSP&RIT's appeal, the school board voted unanimously to abandon the high school's racist Apache mascot.



Oakland's Vendor Pool to Complete the &quot;DAC&quot; Is Filled with Nuclear Weapons Contractors

San Francisco Bay Area, 23.11.2013 03:55

In March of 2013, the city of Oakland signed a contract with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for design and construction of the first of two phases of a city-wide surveillance system called the Domain Awareness Center, or DAC. Recently, however, the Oakland city council learned that its prime contractor for the project is involved in the U.S. nuclear weapons program, a fact that violates Measure T, a city voter proposition that makes Oakland a nuclear free zone. Despite a second round of public comment against the DAC at the November 19 Oakland City Council meeting, as well as the ongoing controversy with finding non-nuclear contractors, council members voted yet again to continue with the city-wide surveillance project.



Mission District Braces for Another Wave of Evictions and Development

San Francisco Bay Area, 23.11.2013 03:55

Since Cinco de Mayo, when local anarchists and housing advocates organized a block party in the Mission to call attention to the ongoing onslaught of Ellis Act evictions, a new ground swell of support has risen for direct action against displacement and gentrification in San Francisco. In June, a two week occupation began of the Hayes Valley Farm to block the construction of condos and in solidarity with the Turkish Uprising around Gezi Park. As the summer wore on, a new organization was formed, Eviction Free SF, which vowed to take on landlords that were evicting tenants to pave the way for converting homes into condos.



SEGUNDA EDICIÓN DEL FESTIVAL DE CINE BAIN

Argentina, 22.11.2013 03:56

“Hemos aprendido el camino burocrático para consolidar un espacio de cultura indígena”



EL QARASHE FELIX DIAZ, NUEVAMENTE PROCESADO

Argentina, 22.11.2013 03:56

“Falta garantía de justicia en Formosa”



CIUDAD DE SALTA

Argentina, 22.11.2013 03:56

Reclamo de la comunidad aborigen de Lules frente a la Legislatura



Noticias Noviembre 2013

Argentina, 22.11.2013 03:56



PRIMER FORO SUDAMERICANO SOBRE DERECHO INDÍGENA: PATRIMONIO Y TERRITORIOS

Argentina, 22.11.2013 03:56

“Hace falta una profunda autocrítica de la Academia”



EL QARASHE FELIX DIAZ, NUEVAMENTE PROCESADO

Argentina, 22.11.2013 03:56

“Falta garantía de justicia en Formosa”



Transmisionde la Marcha de la Gorra

Argentina, 21.11.2013 03:55



Neuquén: Deciden si va a jucio por el homicidio de su concubino

Argentina, 21.11.2013 03:55

Victima de violencia podría ir a la cárcel



Neuquén: Deciden si va a jucio por el homicidio de su concubino

Argentina, 21.11.2013 03:55

Victima de violencia podría ir a la cárcel



USTR's Mike Froman draws anti-TPP protesters to Charlie Palmer Steak House

DC, 20.11.2013 04:07

On the 19th of November, US Trade Representative Mike Froman showed up at t the Charlie Palmer Steak House near Capitol Hill. With him were others involved in the TPP negotiations, I was told up to 100 in all for an event of unknown nature. Outside, Friends of the Earth showed up to protest. Video of corporate "chefs" carving up Earth with TPP meat cleavers



Stop the TTIP - Elephants-Marriage!

Boston, 20.11.2013 04:06

TTIP is old wine in new wineskins. Free trade- and investor-protection prescriptions from the 20th century according to the style of the WTO are not solutions for current challenges. A transatlantic partnership for social-ecological transformation would look very different.



&quot;EN SANTA CRUZ UN FISCAL PIDE CADENA PERPETUA SIN PRUEBAS&quot;

Argentina, 20.11.2013 03:56

Por la absolución de los obreros petroleros de Las Heras



Absolvieron al asesino

Argentina, 20.11.2013 03:56

Kiki Lezcano y Ezequiel Blanco, el fracaso de la justicia



Jornada de Acción Periodística Antirrepresiva

Argentina, 20.11.2013 03:56

“Porque a las luchas las vamos a trasladar a otros lugares, gritando bien fuerte: ¡Luciano Arruga presente!”



Cárceles

Argentina, 20.11.2013 03:56

¿Cuándo son noticia los presos y cautivas?



&quot;EN SANTA CRUZ UN FISCAL PIDE CADENA PERPETUA SIN PRUEBAS&quot;

Argentina, 20.11.2013 03:56

Por la absolución de los obreros petroleros de Las Heras



Jornada de Acción Periodística Antirrepresiva

Argentina, 20.11.2013 03:56

“Porque a las luchas las vamos a trasladar a otros lugares, gritando bien fuerte: ¡Luciano Arruga presente!”




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