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Indigenas Contra Carboneras

Puerto Rico, 07.12.2004 01:15

Las Comunidades Indígenas Se Alzan Contra Trasnacionales del Carbón



Right-wing anti-environmentalists organizing in Oregon; Help needed ASAP

Portland, 07.12.2004 00:17

Tonight (Wednesday Dec. 1st) the Umpqua National Forest held a public meeting on the Steamboat Restoration Project. The proposed alternative will decommission 38 miles of drivable roads and another 34 miles of undrivable roads for a total of 72 miles of road decommissioning (as well as in-stream projects and road improvement.).

The public meeting was held at the usual place, in a meeting room in the public library in Roseburg. But the crowd that came could not all fit - over 200 people showed up, mostly large-sized men with loud voices. There was also the right-wing state senator Bill Fisher, the super right-wing county commissioner Dan Van Slyke, the just elected super super right-wing county commissioner Marilyn Kittleman.

The Forest Service started out by giving a presentation of why they are decommissioning roads -- LSR, Key Watershed, and virtually no money for road maintenance. They can only maintain 27% of existing roads. They did a good analysis of how many acres would have reduced fire protection and mitigated it by keeping some roads open for ATV for fire suppression only. There is another 4,800 miles of roads on the Umpqua NF they are not decommissioning. But the presenter was a young woman with a soft voice that sometimes had to talk over jeers and laughter.



Leonard Peltier Statement on Graham Extradition Hearing

Portland, 07.12.2004 00:12

Today, the U.S. government will seek John Graham's extradition to stand trial in South Dakota for the murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. I urge all of you to closely monitor the proceedings and ensure that Canadian authorities thoroughly examine all the evidence presented by the U.S. government in this case.

Never forget the role of U.S. law enforcement officials in incidents that took place in the 1970s on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) tirelessly tried to prejudice the fair trial rights of American Indian Movement leaders charged with serious crimes during that turbulent period and knowingly presented false evidence to illegally obtain my extraction from Canada in December 1976.



Don't Certify the Votes: Go on record with your Senator

Portland, 07.12.2004 00:10

Don't Certify the Votes: Go on record with your Senator This list of 10 Senators are those which I hope to focus lobbying efforts to try and find at least one to protest the certification of the final vote tally in congress. I've set-up the thread with a topic for each Senator, so we can keep track of any feedback from the Senators. I've started a Thread at the forum on DU <a href=" http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php... target="_blank"><b>Here</b></a>.



Independant Participatory Media

Perth, 06.12.2004 23:57

WIKINEWS - Indymedia Platinum?



Independant Participatory Media

Perth, 06.12.2004 23:57

WIKINEWS - Indymedia Platinum?



Workers Resistance

Manila, 06.12.2004 22:04

Socialist Workers Seize The Labor Department



Workers Resistance

Manila, 06.12.2004 22:04

Socialist Workers Seize The Labor Department



IS THERE A HAPPILY EVER AFTA?

Arizona, 06.12.2004 21:58

A new approach for anti-globalization activism



DUBYA IN OCEANSIDE

San Diego, 06.12.2004 21:46

PLEASE ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING...DUBYA VISITS TUESDAY!!!
*******************************************************
WELCOME PRESIDENT BUSH!

Join:
North County Coalition for Peace and Justice,
Iraq Veterans Against The War,
San Diego Veterans For Peace,
Guerrero Azteca,
San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice,
Activist San Diego
and other concerned citizens THIS TUESDAY in OCEANSIDE to:

"Support Our Troops: Bring Them Home Now".



Anti-Capitalism

Manila, 06.12.2004 21:09

[Bootleg] Buy Nothing Day



Anti-Capitalism

Manila, 06.12.2004 21:09

Buy Nothing Celebration; Activists Participated By Not Participating



Cuando la muerte es ley, la revuelta es legítima

Argentina, 06.12.2004 19:51

Jueves 02 de Diciembre 2004 | URUGUAY: VIOLENCIA POLICIAL EN EL BARRIO MALVIN NORTE
Cuando la muerte es ley, la revuelta es legítima



ΑΡΠΑΓΗ ΠΑΙΔΙΟΥ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΑΣΤΥΝΟΜΙΑ

Athens, 06.12.2004 19:33

Mε πρόφαση ότι ͻπήγαινε σε διαδηλώσεις΋



Buy Nothing Day

United Kingdom, 06.12.2004 19:30

Saturday the 27th November was buy nothing day, and to celebrate, a bunch of people from the Manchester based "do summat collective" got together to encourage people to think about consumerism. They made and distributes a zine and also gave tips on how to get stuff for free in manchester. A free shop was set up - with food and plenty of cakes, as well as free clothes and toys

The folks involved said they were surprised at how well it went. Families, old couples, kids and youths all came and had some cake, or took some clothes and a flyer or zine.... and within just one and a half hours everything, including the actual clothes rail, had gone.

There was some more fun and frolicks as people played anti-consumer games in a number of shops - from hide and seek in selfridges - to stuck in the mud in diesel.... Reclaiming consumer space and having some fun.

Report|BuyNothing Christmas|Trade Free Zone Declared In Cambridge!



Brewing Hope Photo Exhibit Opens Friday

Michigan, 06.12.2004 19:13

Brewing Hope The Brewing Hope Photo Exhibit will open this Friday at Amer's on State Street in Ann Arbor. The photo exhibit will intimately portray the farmers and communities of the Yachil Coffee Cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico where Brewing Hope coffee comes from. The pictures illustrate the cooperative's roots in the indigenous rights movement and current organic shade-farming practices. The reception at 6:00 PM will include food, coffee and a presentation of photos from August 2004 delegation members.

Reception this Friday at Amer's
312 N State Street
6:00 - 9:00 PM



Sander Hicks and the 9/11 Truth Movement

Portland, 06.12.2004 18:33

On all sides of the political spectrum, limits exist. On the respectable (sic) Right, for example, it's fine to rant and rave about the sanctity of "unborn lives" but not acceptable to post pictures of abortion doctors on your website. The Left, contrary to popular belief, has limits of respectability (sic), too. For example, leftists can get hot and bothered over Bush not reacting to pre-9/11 warnings. However, those who go further and implicate the U.S. government in any way, shape, or form...well, they are banished to realm of "conspiracy theory."

"The seeming paranoia of conspiracy theorists is not necessarily the result of some underlying mental dysfunction or of stupidity," declares Jonathan Vankin, author of "Conspiracies, Cover-Ups, and Crimes." "The dysfunction is with American society, maybe even civilization as a whole. The structure of civilization itself requires mass adherence to faith in the institutions that built civilization and make it run. Conspiracies theorists question those authorities and, because they do, they skirt the fringes of society."

Actively skirting the fringes of society is Sander Hicks, founder of Soft Skull Press and now Vox Pop/Drench Kiss. Hicks gained national notoriety when he published Jim Hatfield's controversial Dubya biography, "Fortunate Son." The scathing, well-documented expose of the Bush dynasty resulted in near financial ruin for Soft Skull, a brilliant film documentary, and Hatfield's tragic suicide. Through it all, Hicks remained focused and ever-searching.



Indymedia FBI Party: Thanks to Everybody!

United Kingdom, 06.12.2004 18:30

Thank You...

... to all the people and groups who joined forces to throw an Indymedia party last Saturday. It was the best birthday present ever - and the funds go towards our new server. Thanks to everybody and see you at the next party!


Report & pics [1 | 2]



PASSE-LIVRE FLORIPA

Brasil, 06.12.2004 18:13

Prefeita não se posiciona sobre o Passe-Livre. Câmara deve decidir.



Andean Free Trade Meetings Coming to DC!

DC, 06.12.2004 17:58

Activists protesting the Andean Free Trade Agreement meetings in Tucson, Arizona have learned that the final round of meetings will take place this coming February in DC.



Release of issue Two of &quot;Firebrand&quot;, voice for Portland's rank and file workers

Portland, 06.12.2004 17:29

We bring you our second issue of The Firebrand hoping to provide ispiration, discussion, and tools for us rank and file workers who are fighting for a free and equal society. In this issue we have articles that touch on the subject of anarchism, but only as a periphial subject. Yet, to the Firebrand collective and many rank and file militants, anarchism is a guiding force in our actions.

The Firebrand Collective identifies itself as anarchist- communist. To us this means we strive for the abolition of the state, capitalism, and all oppressive social structures. We want to build a world based upon equality and free- dom. A world where decisions come from the rank and file, where we workers run this society; a directly demo- cratic world. We want everyones needs to be met and for everyone to engage in productive and meaningful work to the best of their abilities.



Round up of Dec. 1st Coverage

Maritimes, 06.12.2004 15:54

George Bush in Halifax:
Round up of December 1st Coverage



Local Peace &amp; Justice Community to Raise Money for Humanitarian Delegation to Iraq

Rogue Valley, 06.12.2004 09:33

Peace House and Citizens for Peace & Justice are hosting a series of community events during the week of December 7 – 12 to honor International Human Rights Day and raise money for a humanitarian delegation to Iraq sponsored by Global Exchange and CODEPINK. This delegation of parents who lost loved ones in Iraq and on 9/11, as well as health care workers, will take a shipment of desperately needed medical supplies to the Iraqi/Jordanian border, where they will meet with Iraqi humanitarian aid organizations that will take the supplies to Falluja and other places in need.

On Tuesday, December 7, Citizens for Peace & Justice will host a screening of "Stonewalk" at 7:00 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Parish Hall on the corner of 5th and Oakdale in Medford.

On Friday, December 10, Peace House and the Media Collective will host the southern Oregon premiere of "About Baghdad" at 7:00 pm at the Meese Auditorium on the SOU campus, next to the Schnieder Museum.

And on Sunday, December 12, community members will canvass Ashland to raise awareness about the humanitarian situation in Iraq and raise money for the CODEPINK delegation. Folks will meet up at Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Avenue, at 12:30 pm for a brief training and orientation before hitting the streets.

All proceeds from these events will be sent directly to CODEPINK to support this humanitarian delegation.



Altered State: Survival in a Fundamentalist Christian Community

Tennessee, 06.12.2004 06:46

I am a lesbian. I have spent a lot of time with the lesbians in my community. They are overwhelmingly Republican and fundamentalist Christian. We live in the Southeastern United States in the eastern part of the state of Tennessee. The city in which we live has approximately 670,000 residents. The overwhelming majority of area residents are Christian, and many, many of them are of the fundamentalist variety.



Corporate Land-grab in Oaxaca, Mexico

Tennessee, 06.12.2004 02:31

14 companies, one of which is Mexican, have begun signing contracts with ejidatarios (1) and small land owners of the Isthmus of Tehautepec, Oaxaca, Mexico in order to ?reserve? the land for the construction of energy producing windmills.

Governor of Oaxaca and enemy of the indigenous, Jose Murat, has for some years been pursuing his Air-electric Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehautepec, which envisions the production 2,000 MW of air-electricity by the year 2010 and requires the use of 100 thousand hectares in the region. The isthmus also falls conveniently into the geographical envelope of President (former Coca-Cola executive and member of the PAN, party of the Ultra-right) Vicente Fox' #media_2221;left#



Tre Arrow Denied Bail Again

Portland, 06.12.2004 01:47

It was great to see Tre in court today [Friday, Dec. 3]. There were 13 supporters filling the whole front row and more. Tre was flashing peace signs and " I Love U" signals the whole time -- behind his back, so the judge couldn't see.

Sadly, the judge did not accept the surety and bond offered. The Crown argued, and the judge agreed, that it has to be someone in BC putting up $200k - $300k in cash or equity. Plus someone who can prove they can "control" Tre and be his "jailer in the community" 24 hours a day.

The bond and surety offered by James, Tre's father in Florida, and Mike here in BC were rejected by the judge. Tre was ordered detained, and he's back in maximum security at North Fraser Pretrial Centre.

read more >>

[ Tre Arrow Legal Defense Fund | Stories about Tre on pdx indymedia ]



Canadianos marcham contra Bush

Portugal, 06.12.2004 01:34

Canadianos marcham contra Bush



San Diegan's Demand: Count Every Vote!!

San Diego, 06.12.2004 01:19

Despite the rain this afternoon, several San Diegans turned out to protest for voters' rights. Locally citizens are calling for a complete count of the votes cast in the Mayoral Election. At a national level these activists are hopeful that a recount in Ohio and New Mexico will be occur unfettered by Republican obstructionists a la Florida 2000. Several of the protests signs added a international perspective by referring to the voter activism expressed in the Ukraine. If you missed today's rally there are more events scheduled on December 9th and 13th.



Roe Vs. Wade, Aborted

Portland, 06.12.2004 00:20

I was a teen-ager, so completely uninformed, that I didn't really quite understand how sexual acts were performed. I was a teen-ager with such a crush on an older fellow (A WWII Vet of 28) that I allowed him to do whatever he wanted with me, which hurt a heckuva lot, caused much bleeding and kept him coming to the door. And, of course, I got pregnant. Telling parents was out of the question. Nothing to do but find a way out, ask the right people the right questions, get my older sister to fork up some money, all of which meant --quite literally -- a back-alley abortion.

Inside Boston's Beacon Hill, the streets wind dark and narrow, the houses are ancient. Some are mansions with priceless lavender glass windows dating from the eighteenth century, some are ready to fall down upon themselves, and some appear to have already begun to do so. It is to one of the latter to which I am directed.

A small, dark, foreign-looking man in a business suit answers my knock. "You wait here," he says, and leaves me in a little room with a day-bed kind of couch, covered in dark cordory and occupied by a very large grey cat. There is a saucer of milk on the window sill for the cat, who pays no attention to me at all.

Then, the man comes for me and we go to another room, painted in a dark cream color and outfitted minimally with an examination table, a cabinet and a sterilization tray complete with shiny, lethal-looking instruments. Waiting for me at the foot of the table is a short, squat, bald-headed man wearing surgical scrubs and mask. From behind the mask, he says, "OK, now don't be scared. I'm Dr. A, and t his will be over for you very quickly. It will be painful, because I am not going to anaesthetize you, that is not what we do in these situations. You will have to bear with me, follow all directions and remain quiet, evern when it hurts. Are you ready?"



Freedom of Speech

Melbourne, 06.12.2004 00:14

Defamation and Dissent, A Critical Forum



La policia golpea brutalmente a Carina Sauco

Argentina, 05.12.2004 23:12

Domingo 5 de Dicimebre de 2004
Brutal represión contra Carina Sauco



Smokey The Bear Is Full of Berries That He Found In A Clearing Created by Wildfire

Portland, 05.12.2004 23:02

In the summer of 2002, a light ground fire burned through the Malheur National Forest near the Strawberry Wilderness. In small pockets the fire reached the tops of the trees and scorched their crowns. But for the most part, the fire, known as High Roberts, burned through the understory and left the old growth Ponderosa pine, Grand fir and Western larch to live on with only a little surface damage on their base.

Nonetheless, the Forest Service decided the forest needed to be managed. So they pulled a shiny arrow from their quiver of newly-minted Healthy Forest Initiative rules. The rule the Forest Service selected allows salvage logging of dead and dying trees and categorically excludes this kind of salvage project from environmental review or meaningful citizen input. The problem with the project is that the Old growth trees at High Roberts were still live and healthy two years after the fire and they were quite unlikely to die anytime soon.



Dead Peasant Insurance: Another Walmart Bonus

Tennessee, 05.12.2004 22:40

Walmart: Where human values are always low! We all know about the low hanging fruit in the Walmart equation; low wages, no insurance, viruently anti-labor...but did you know about this?

A New Low

There was a Molly Ivins piece in the Tennessean yesterday that mentioned dead peasant insurance in Texas. Just the name caused some curiosity, so I began a bit of research. Basically, this is where an employer buys life insurance on employees naming themselves (the company) as sole beneficiary.

Imagine my surprise when I found that Walmart had been doing this for years! The fact that it is illegal in many states did not discourage them one bit...after all, they are Walmart. So here are a couple of salient points:

  • These policies pay Walmart between $64,000 and $250,000 per dead peasant.
  • Walmart gets to write these policies off as a business expense.
  • The employee never even knows that this is being done, and the family does not get a cent.


I have not set foot in a Walmart store in over two years now. Although I'm not much of a consumer anyway, it is the most direct way that I know to register my disgust at what this company is and does. If you have any sympathy for labor, or fundamental worker's rights...I urge you to consider doing the same.



New Brighton Wananga/Occupation

Aotearoa, 05.12.2004 22:26

OTAUTAHI/CHRISTCHURCH: An incredible weekend of protest at the New Brighton pier in Otautahi/Christchurch came to an end today, with organisers vowing that this was only the beginning to the opposition of the recently passed Seabed and Foreshore bill.

Local group Te Mangoroa began the wananga/occupation of the pier on the morning of Friday the 3rd of December. A group of about 30 Maori & Pakeha braved the cold and were welcomed onto the beach and the pier by a series of powhiri.

Tents were pitched, banners were strung and flags unleashed. Visitors were given information about the Foreshore and Seabed bill and welcomed onto the pier. Public response was generally positive and many took the opportunity to learn the truth behind the media lies.

[ Te Mangoroa End Occupation ]



oil and missiles

Victoria, 05.12.2004 19:59

Two issues that will change your life



Youth Organized Anti-War Rally Sets the Mood for Resistance

Boston, 05.12.2004 19:29

Up and coming youth activists may be just the thing to breathe fresh life into Boston’s anti-war movement. Protesters at December 4th’s rally, which started at the Boston Commons bandstand and included a march down Newbury Street, exhibited an enthusiasm not seen at earlier demonstrations this year. More than 15 persons spoke and led the crowd in chanting various slogans, such as “Drop Bush Not Bombs!!!” and “Money for Schools Not War!!!” The day was peaceful for the most part, although after the march a group of about 50 persons decided to challenge the police and “take to the streets,” blocking traffic. Pushing matches and harsh words ensued but no arrests or serious injuries have been reported.



oil and missiles

Victoria, 05.12.2004 18:04

Two issues that will change your life



escrache

Argentina, 05.12.2004 16:29



Mayınsız Bölge

Istanbul, 05.12.2004 16:19

Yüzleşiyoruz 1: Mayınsız Bölge



Terroristas por acolherem uma criança

Portugal, 05.12.2004 14:47

Terroristas por acolherem uma criança



Protests Against Halliburton and ANZ

Melbourne, 05.12.2004 11:24

Action Against War Profiteers



Thousands throughout Canada Demonstrate to Confront Bush Visit

Portland, 05.12.2004 09:20

George W. Bush's trip to Ottawa and Halifax in Canada was met with mass protests and creative resistance this week.

Protestors from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and all surrounding areas converged on Ottawa on November 30th in the thousands. The rally began at noon in front of Ottawa city hall. Speakers representing Ottawa city council, unions, the Mohawk nation and many other groups set the tone for the massive march: George W. Bush is not welcome in Ottawa. By the time the march reached its final destination the crowd swelled from about 8,000 to about 15,000, blanketing the large front lawn of the parliament with anti-bush banners, placards and slogans.

In Halifax the march began at about 10:30 or so, to the sound of drumming and chanting. The march made its way towards Pier 21, along the waterfront, where Bush was delivering his warmongering message of the need for more Canadian participation in the "War on Terror" as well as the Ballistic Missile Offense system. It was recognized in advance by many of the organizers that Pier 21 was a set-up for trouble, or even a trap...

[ Ottawa IMC | Maritimes IMC ]



From the Newswire

Manila, 05.12.2004 02:36

EarthFirst: No Pesticide Use Day



From the Newswire

Manila, 05.12.2004 02:36

EarthFirst: No Pesticide Use Day



From the Newswire

Perth, 05.12.2004 02:09

HUNGERSTRIKE ENDS for BAXTER SRI LANKANS!



From the Newswire

Perth, 05.12.2004 02:09

HUNGERSTRIKE ENDS for BAXTER SRI LANKANS!



International Human Rights Day Observed on December 10th

San Francisco Bay Area, 04.12.2004 22:15

12/4/2004: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on December 10th, 1948, and its anniversary is observed every year on or about that date. A perusal of Kofi Annan's most recent press briefing indicates that the world is far from accomplishing many of the goals set out in the Declaration, as territorial, resource, gender/sexuality and other political wars continue worldwide.



Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

San Francisco Bay Area, 04.12.2004 22:05

12/04/04: Contingents from four LBGTI community organizations participated in Fresno’s Magical Holiday Parade for the first time ever on December 4th. Members of Queer Fresno, the local chapter of the Stonewall Democrats, Central California Alliance and Central California Pride Network marched in the Diamond Jubilee rendition of the parade in downtown Fresno. Read a report on the parade by Dan Waterhouse here. Another article and photos of the parade are available here.



Dictan captura a 40 piqueteros

Argentina, 04.12.2004 20:12

Sábado 4 de Diciembre 2004 | CRIMINALIZACIÓN DE LA PROTESTA SOCIAL
Santa Cruz: Dictan captura a 40 piqueteros



UMW Living Wage considers union options from UE 160

DC, 04.12.2004 16:37

On Friday, December 3, UE 160 members and organizers spoke with twelve workers, eight students, and a handful of faculty members of the University of Mary Washington Living Wage Coalition. They met at the university's physical plant in Fredericksburg, VA to explore the question, “Can state workers unionize?” The answer was a resounding “Yes you can!”




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