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Argentina, 05.03.2014 22:53

Respuesta a la Presidenta por sus dichos sobre los presos de Las Heras


Argentina, 05.03.2014 22:53

Persecución sindical en Liliana: continúa conflicto por reincorporación

Golpe suave en Venezuela

Puerto Rico, 04.03.2014 23:28

En memoria de Chávez y solidaridad con Venezuela

Carta de Oscar a su nieta

Puerto Rico, 04.03.2014 23:28

El lugar donde pertenecemos

NCM seguridad

Puerto Rico, 04.03.2014 23:28

Problemas de seguridad para EEUU 890 kilómetros al norte de Caracas

Video: PSU Teachers Contract Rally 2.27.14

Portland, 04.03.2014 23:05

The PSU faculty (and students) held a rally for a better teacher contract during mid day on Thursday. Their rally with speeches was recorded on 2.27.14 in the park blocks by Portland State University. The reasonable demands are for a student-centered budget, educator-led higher education and a stable faculty for the benefit of everyone at PSU.

2 videos in full

[video 1] "The Rally Before the Speeches" (26 min)

[video 2] "The Speeches" (28 min)

Agenda Marzo 2014

Argentina, 04.03.2014 22:53

398 arrested in &quot;XL Dissent&quot; civil disobediance against tar sands pipeline

DC, 03.03.2014 23:18

On the 2nd of March, an estimated 2,000 opponents of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline marched from Georgetown University to the White House for the largest one-day civil disobediance against the pipeline DC has seen. Video of the march and civil disobediance Video including the fake oil spill in front of Kerry's house, by "Organizer X" (youtube)

Portland Human Rights Commission - Next Meeting on Housing Rights held SE Portland 3.5.14

Portland, 03.03.2014 22:56

FYI Update: Upcoming HRC Meeting topic will be on housing rights and displacement.

Next Portland Human Rights Commission Meeting will be:


Exact address not known - will be posted asap here or check their website:

Community Invited
Food Provided
Meet Your Commissioners

Why Portland's concentration camp remains nearly forgotten: the paper that supported it.

Portland, 03.03.2014 22:56

Will The Oregonian one day formally acknowledge its role in the local ethnic cleansing campaign that imprisoned and exiled Americans of Japanese descent? I'm betting against that since it can't even bring itself to mention the camp in recent stories that deal with former internees.

Video/Photos-March Against Global Corruption

Boston, 03.03.2014 22:56

Boston, Mass.-March 1, 2014: The weekly sat. peace vigil at Park St. is joined by the March Against Global Corruption.

Twiter de Indymedia Córdoba

Argentina, 03.03.2014 22:44

Córdoba: Represión en movilización contra Monsanto

Argentina, 03.03.2014 22:44

Córdoba: Represión en movilización contra Monsanto

Massive crowds at training for Keystone Dissent

DC, 02.03.2014 23:17

On the 1st of March, too many people showed up for the training for the March 2 "Keystone Dissent" action against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Mark Lakeman of City Repair Project at UC Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.03.2014 22:55

"Reclaiming the Commons: Uniting for Our Shared Future" will take place on Friday, March 7 from 6 - 8:30 PM at UC Santa Cruz. From food and water to media and education, how can we reclaim the commons in our communities? This event will feature a keynote address from City Repair Project founder Mark Lakeman, a free vegetarian dinner, and World Cafe style conversation about possibilities for public placemaking and reclaiming the commons in Santa Cruz.

Caminar 33 por Oscar

Puerto Rico, 01.03.2014 23:28

Caminata 33 en 33 x Oscar

Natalicio Corretjer

Puerto Rico, 01.03.2014 23:28

Natalicio Poeta y Comandante Juan Antonio Corretjer Montes

AIPAC threatens to sue Code Pink for this parody video

DC, 01.03.2014 23:28

This is the video AIPAC is threatening Code Pink with a lawsuit over Same Video on Liveleak in case Youtube/Google removes it

50K petitions demanding action against surface coal mine pollution delivered to Dept of the Interior

DC, 28.02.2014 23:26

On the 27th of February, over 50,00 signatures gathered by the West Virginia CARE Campaign were delivered to the US Dept of the Interior demanding intervention against West Virginia's failed coal mining/water pollution regulatory agencies. Video of CARE's petition delivery

USDA Maintains Classification of Light Brown Apple Moth as Actionable Quarantine Pest

Santa Cruz, CA, 27.02.2014 23:05

The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced on February 7 its decision to maintain the classification of the Light Brown Apple Moth as a quarantine-significant pest. The APHIS stated that by maintaining this classification it is, "seeking to minimize the further spread of the moth in the United States and maintain foreign trade markets for our producers." Eradication programs relating to the moth have been of particular concern to those in California, where large residential areas in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties were sprayed aerially with pesticides in 2007.

Sea Shepherd protests &quot;Cove&quot; dolphin slaughter at Japanese Embassy

DC, 22.02.2014 23:26

On Valentine's Day, Feb 14, 2014, Sea Shepherd showed up in front of the Embassy of Japan, demanding that Japanese fisherman in Taji release the hundreds of dolphins they have penned up in the infamous cove featured in the movie of the same name. Video of the Sea Shepherd protest

Hundreds march in Baltimore against proposed Cove Point LNG export terminal

DC, 22.02.2014 23:26

On the 20th of February, hundreds of people from all over Maryland marched on the Baltimore offices of the MD Public Service Commission to demand a rejection of the proposed conversion of the old Cove Point LNG import terminal into an export facility for fracked gas. Video of the Baltimore march on PSC against Dominion's Cove Point gas export proposal

GSOC bugging? Move along....Nothing to see here. Trust your government and the Gardai

Ireland, 22.02.2014 23:15

Motive of bugging: Investigation by GSOC into high ...

Santa Cruz Duo Documents Tour of Northwest 'Sanctuary' Camps and Villages

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

Homeless advocates involved in establishing Santa Cruz Sanctuary Camp embarked on a tour of Oregon and Washington State's "sanctuary type" homeless camps and villages as a research investigation. After touring the northwest interviewing the creators, inhabitants, and neighbors of these camps, a video documentary was produced that chronicles their trip and showcases the new paradigm of citizen organized, community sanctioned homeless communities.

Parading through Town in Support of the Santa Cruz Eleven

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

Supporters of the Santa Cruz Eleven rallied for an afternoon parade through town on February 11 in support of the final four SC11 defendants, whose trial begins on March 3. They still face charges in association with the 2011 occupation of the vacant bank building located at 75 River Street, which occurred during the height of the Occupy movement.

UC Berkeley Students Occupy Blum Center

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

On February 13, UC Berkeley students took over the Blum Center in protest of the appointment of Janet Napolitano as President of the UC system, as well as the UC regents privatization of California higher education. The day began with a rally and march to mark the arrival of Napolitano, with the march ending at the Blum Center, where students occupied the building and remained in protest of both Richard Blum as regent and Napolitano as president. Occupiers left the building on their own the following day.

Letter to Kamala Harris: Do Your Job! Prosecute Killer Cops!

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

On February 13, a protest of more than one hundred people, including dozens of family members of Californians murdered by police, was held outside A.G. Kamala Harris' office at the State Building in Oakland in order to deliver a letter to Harris. Family members from the following police murder victims were present: Alan Blueford, Oscar Grant, Gary King, Jr., James Rivera, Jr., Ernest Duenez, Jr., Kenneth Harding, Kayla Moore, Lamarr Alexander, Andy Lopez, Jessie Hamilton, and Mario Romero. Ten people were arrested for refusing to vacate the building.

Battle at SF Korean Consulate

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

Workers and activists in support of the Korean Railway Workers Union and its jailed leaders rallied on January 17 at the San Francisco Korean Consulate. The government mobilized a counter-demonstration of retired Korean military veterans and elderly pro-government women to harass and attack the solidarity rally. They failed and the rally took place. Another solidarity action is to be held at the consulate on February 25.

Hundreds March and Rally Against Trans-Pacific Partnership

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

On January 31, as part of an "International Day of Action" against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), protesters rallied in front of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office in San Francisco's Federal Building and marched on Market Street. Nancy Pelosi has said publicly that she has concerns about the TPP but she continues to avoid taking a bold stance against Fast Track and TPP that might make a difference in the legislation's chances.

CHP Kills Two in Oakland Within 24 Hours

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

In the early morning on January 21, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers killed Antonio Mestas in Oakland. At about 9pm that evening, another CHP officer shot and killed 21-year-old Jose Munguia near 54th and Wentworth Avenues. A police K-9 was also shot during the incident and was rushed to a veterinarian. In reaction, vandals defaced the front of the CHP station at 3601 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. On January 24, family and friends of Antonio Mestas held a fundraiser to raise money for the funeral.

Lawsuit Challenges Secretary of State's Disenfranchisement of Recently Released Convicts

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

On February 4, the ACLU of Northern California and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) filed a lawsuit charging the state with unconstitutionally stripping tens of thousands of people of their right to vote. According to the lawsuit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, the state's actions clearly violated state law when the secretary of state issued a directive to local elections officials in December 2011 asserting that people are ineligible to vote if they are on post-release community supervision or mandatory supervision.

World Love for Dolphins Day in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

On February 14, protesters gathered outside the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco to protest the brutal slaughter of dolphins. Approximately 30 people held signs and handed out literature to people in the financial district to raise awareness of the Japanese practice of slaughtering dolphins. Activists from Sea Shepherd and In Defense of Animals organized World Love for Dolphins Day demonstrations on Valentine's Day at Japanese consulates in major cities across the United States.

Copwatch and Family Demand Answers in Death of Kayla Moore

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

On the evening of February 12, a small crowd gathered in downtown Berkeley to demand answers regarding the death of Kayla Moore, a black transgender woman who was killed by Berkeley PD in early 2013. When the speakers concluded, about forty people marched to the Berkeley Police Review Board meeting, chanting "Justice For Kayla Moore!" The Review Board has allegedly been involved in an inquiry into Kayla's death since last year but has yet to release any information to her family.

Liberated Ads Confront San Francisco Eviction Crisis

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

The California Department of Corrections (CDC), which practices culture jamming by "altering California's most criminal advertising", has unveiled a new campaign of bus shelter ads to confront San Francisco's eviction crisis. On February 11, the CDC successfully apprehended, rehabilitated and discharged bus shelter advertisements in city districts with historically high rates of tenant displacement, including the Fillmore, the Mission and South of Market. According to a report from the city's Budget and Legislative Analyst, all types of evictions increased 38% over the past three years with a 170% spike in Ellis Act evictions over the same period.

Man Tased on BART Train Repeatedly for &quot;Doing Nothing&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

H.H. Bhojani reports at AlterNet that about 10pm on January 29, Robert Asberry got on a train around Glen Park. A police officer got onto the car at the San Bruno station. He approached Robert and asked him to get off the train. Robert refused to obey the cop's orders. After a brief back and forth, the police officer tases him. Other policemen file into the car, and while Robert is on the floor, restrained and posing no real threat, he is again tased. Police officers later carry Robert out of the BART car.

Federal Judge Rules That Indybay Journalist Can Sue BART Police For Retaliatory Arrest

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

On February 11, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley ruled that Indybay reporter David Morse should take his civil rights lawsuit against BART police to trial. Morse was arrested while covering a "No Justice No BART" protest on September 8, 2011. Prior to the demonstration, BART police commanders commissioned an intelligence officer to profile Morse, publish his photograph, and prepare officers to make his arrest. The Magistrate has now ruled that Morse has sufficient evidence to pursue his First Amendment claim against BART for arresting him in retaliation for his extensive and critical reporting on BART's police department.

&quot;Surveillance Won't Make Us Safe - Police Won't Make Us Free&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

Fearing open rebellion in the wake of the Oscar Grant, Occupy, and Trayvon revolts, those in power in Oakland have pushed for the Domain Awareness Center (DAC) to become a central hub for citywide surveillance. The system is not yet fully functional and local privacy advocates continue to fight to stop the DAC. The Oakland City Council discussed the DAC on February 18, appearing to swing against it with proposals to limit implementation to the Port of Oakland, rather than citywide, but put off a vote on this new scaled-back version until March 4.

The Great Morgani Has Left the Avenue

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

On February 18, The Great Morgani, aka Frank Lima, announced he will no longer be performing in downtown Santa Cruz "due to the recent strict enforcement of current ordinances" passed by the Santa Cruz City Council. Lima is a longtime street performer and performance artist from Santa Cruz, recognized as one of city's most interesting characters. He plays the accordion and dresses in homemade, seasonally relevant costumes which sometimes take up to 100 hours of work to create.

SF City Workers March on Twitter

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

On February 12, SEIU 1021 city workers marched and protested at Twitter corporate headquarters in San Francisco. Service Employees International Union workers demanded an end to tax subsidies and the defense of their healthcare benefits. Many in the SEIU are angry about their declining income while Mayor Ed Lee is giving hundreds of millions of dollars in tax subsidies to billionaires and their tech corporations and $11.5 million to Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison's Americas Cup.

&quot;Stop the Push Out of SF&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

People gathered at 16th and Mission streets on the afternoon of February 1 to oppose the development of highrise condos at 1979 Mission Street. The proposed development, by another faceless corporation, Maximus, would construct two 10-story towers of 351 "market rate" condominiums at $3,500 per month each, while displacing low income tenants and small business owners, and further marginalizing homeless people. The bilingual rally was organized by La Playa 16 Coalition/The Plaza 16 Coalition.

Protest at Google Headquarters Demands Google Withdraw from ALEC

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

On February 18, Common Cause and Forecast the Facts spearheaded a demonstration on Google headquarters property in Mountain View, California. They were bolstered by the presence of activists including the Raging Grannies and members of Occupy Mountain View. The protesters called out Google for its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a lobbying group linked to climate change denying legislation, "Stand Your Ground" laws, and other extreme right wing agenda items.

The Olympic Winter Games: Catalyst for Climate Solutions

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.02.2014 23:15

As sports commentators and news reporters from all over the world endlessly discuss Sochi's not-so-cold weather and Olympian efforts to improve snow conditions, they often fail to mention that balmy winters may become the new normal in many long-established ski destinations, thanks to our changing global climate. The Olympics have repeatedly placed the world's most pressing concerns and crises in front of a world audience. This year, 105 winter Olympians have called for climate action.


Portland, 22.02.2014 23:04

The G.I. Resistance CoffeeHouse Tour is a joint effort of Coffee Strong, Under the Hood and the Clearing Barrel, g.i. resistance coffeehouses. The West Coast tour starts on February 13 in San Diego, California, and ill make a dozen stops on the West Coast, ending in Washington State on March 2.

Friday, February 28
West Coast G.I. Resistance CoffeeHouse Tour
Multnomah Meeting House, 4312 S.E. Stark Street, Portland
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 7:00 p.m.
Music by Grant Remington of Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72.
Slide presentation by organizers from Coffee Strong, Under the Hood, and the Clearing Barrel, g.i. resistance coffeehouses.

Free! Donations gratefully accepted to support G.I. resistance coffeehouses.

Join the supporters behind Coffee Strong, Under the Hood and the Clearing Barrel as they come to Portland on the G.I. Resistance CoffeeHouse Tour. These G.I. Resistance CoffeeHouses are located near large military bases in Washington, Texas and Germany and provide service members, veterans and their families safe places for healing, to exchange unfiltered information, to speak about their concerns and experiences and to organize for a more just and peaceful world by standing against war and militarism.

Present-day g.i. resistance coffeehouse organizers will share more about diverse forms their organizations have taken, including cafe and outreach center, bar and coffeehouse, and military and veterans rights center. They will also share more about our plans to continue anti-war organizing in the military community, including the launch of a new radio station, community education program and more.

Sponsors are Coffee Strong, Under the Hood and the Clearing Barrel.

Why Portland's concentration camp remains nearly forgotten: the paper that supported it.

Portland, 22.02.2014 23:04

Will The Oregonian one day formally acknowledge its role in the local ethnic cleansing campaign that imprisoned and exiled Americans of Japanese descent? I'm betting against that since it can't even bring itself to mention the camp in recent stories that deal with former internees.

This week, on February 19, marks the anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's infamous Executive Order 9066 in 1942 which lead to the imprisonment of 100s of thousands of innocent American men, women, and children of Japanese descent for the duration of World War II.

The internments occupy a special place in Portland history, though you couldn't tell it by today's media.

Nearly 4,000 innocent men, women, children and seniors from Portland and beyond were imprisoned behind the barb-wire and the armed guards of a concentration camp called the Portland Assembly Center - located on the present-day site of the Expo Center - from May through September in that first full year of U.S. involvement in the Good War.

Only there was no Expo Center back then. It was, in fact, the Pacific International Livestock Exposition. That's right, a cattle yard. The camp facilities were hurriedly constructed atop manure-laced soil that reeked throughout much of that long hot summer of '42.

Executive Order 9066 set off a series of actions ultimately forcing more than 110,000 Japanese and Americans of Japanese descent into isolated military-style camps in Western desert areas for the duration of the war. Prior to their final destinations, the internees from California, Oregon and Washington State were first ordered into temporary Assembly Centers, a total of 16 locations up and down the West Coast. The Portland Assembly Center was one of those feeder camps. [...]

(Also see my earlier article focused on the camp conditions and internees at

DOJ Hearing in Portland 2.18.14 - Judge wants the pubics testimony

Portland, 22.02.2014 23:04

Judge Michael Simon wants public testimony in USA vs. City of Portland. Consult Hardesty knows your commitment to attend will have political impact. We expect your passionate testimony to influence this judge. Believing The People can be relied on to protect their civil liberties, we request your input ... to reform these perpetrators of civil rights violations.

Feb 18th 2014 @ Mark O Hatfield Federal Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Ave., Portland, Oregon 97204

The City hopes to avoid trial, having been found by the Civil Rights Div. of the US DoJ, to employ police in illegal use of force. The City held two hearings after rushed, closed-door negotiations. The Mayor limited public testimony to 120 seconds on a settlement agreement now before the judge. They released the 77-page document at the beginning of that 2012 hearing. This is really our first chance to respond to the bargain.

Simon has the authority to send a deficient agreement back to the parties. The Court invites members of the public to testify, in writing or orally, on the following topics:

Is the Agreement fair to everyone affected?
Is the Agreement reasonable?
Is the Agreement adequate to solve the problems identified in the Complaint?

REGISTER WITH THE COURT: Those who submit a Testimony Form by 31 January will be given preference, others participate 'as time permits.' Individuals will be allowed 5 minutes; groups with 3 members will receive 10 minutes each:

Crude oil terminal on the Willamette?!? URGENT.

Portland, 22.02.2014 23:04

"The Arc Logistics website lists the Portland site among its terminals and describes it as "capable of receiving, storing, and delivering heavy and light petroleum products," by both rail lines and marine vessels"

""The hope would be that short of unforeseen accidents they wouldn't be a concern for the river," "

Yep - that "unforeseen accidents" thing - like spills, de-railed train fires, leaks, explosions...who could have guessed any of that stuff would happen? [...]

Dorchester man seeks new trial, citing withheld evidence, police corruption

Boston, 22.02.2014 23:04

A man falsely convicted of murder seeks release after twenty years in prison. A police officer paid to work security at a business was sleeping in his police vehicle when some took his gun and shot and killed him.

El monte como comunidad

Argentina, 22.02.2014 22:52

Sexta edición de la “Algarrobeada, fiesta de culturas aborígenes”

Dos años sin el rubio de pasaje

Argentina, 22.02.2014 22:52

Donde esta Facundo

Gran Marcha contra el Boletazo y los imputados por luchar

Argentina, 22.02.2014 22:52

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