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Independent Media Space Opens to Cover Inauguration

DC, 17.01.2005 16:42

The Inauguration Media Coalition is providing a media resource center with high speed Internet access and facilities for doing audio, video, print, photo and Web media. Contact: 202-332-4481 * * The space will be open between Saturday, January 15 and Friday, January 21. It will be open from 10 AM-10 PM every day, except for Inauguration Day, when it will be open from 8 AM until 10 PM, and on January 21, when it will be open until 8 PM. The media resource center is located at 624 T St. NW, Washington, DC, at the intersection of T St. and 7th St. NW, near the Shaw/Howard University stop on the green line. During the Inauguration of President George W. Bush on January 20, 2005, the mainstream media will be buzzing with coverage of parties, parades, and speeches, costing the American people tens of thousands of dollars. This same mainstream media provided almost no coverage of the protests and general dissent surrounding the 2000 Inauguration. The Inauguration Media Coalition is determined that independent messages are heard.

Not My President-Video and Discussion

NYC, 17.01.2005 15:04

Monday, January 17 at 7:00 pm at the NYC IMC, 34 E. 29th St, 2nd Floor. Get ready for the GWB inauguration! Double screening of 2001 counter-inaugural flicks including IMC Video's "Not My President" and Deep Dish TV’s “Raining on The Parade.” The event will be followed by discussion of what people will be doing for this year’s protests against the second term of George W. Bush. This will be the final meeting of the NYC Counter Inaugural group. There is a five dollar suggested donation. For more information, visit or visit


Brasil, 17.01.2005 14:13

Governo de São Paulo aumenta preços do transporte coletivo


Istanbul, 17.01.2005 11:58

Selanik: 6 eylemci yargılanıyor

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Istanbul, 17.01.2005 11:03

Yahudi eylemci İsrail duvarını dava ediyor

Sponsor a Protest Warrior for J20 Organizing!

San Diego, 17.01.2005 06:23

Are you tired of seeing the pro-war Protest Warriors show up at our events? Wondering why they don't just throw their own Pro-War rallies? Looking for a good way to make them go away? Then read on...

Keeping the Dream Alive

Portland, 17.01.2005 04:35

On Monday, January 17, 2005, beginning with a noon National Bell Ringing Ceremony, Color Guards and national anthems, Greater Portland will join hands to celebrate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Keep Alive the Dream" reminds us all, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did so eloquently and so powerfully, that "we are all bound together in a single garment of destiny. The setbacks of September 11, 2001, remind us that "What affects one, affects us all", and that "a Freedom is never free". The indomitable spirit of the American people must keep their own dreams alive by being ever the more responsible and active in the pursuit of justice and hard-won freedom and democracy.

Celebration begins at noon until 7:00 pm and asks just a donation of $5.00 or three cans of food. Go to for a list of performers and speakers.

Related: Happy Birthday! | More on Martin Luther King Jr.

11 años del levantamiento zapatista

Uruguay, 17.01.2005 04:31

"Tenemos la inteligencia y capacidad para elegir nuestro propio destino"


Houston, 17.01.2005 04:30

Words from Martin Luther King

Climate Change

Perth, 17.01.2005 04:30

Global Warming: Drought Increasing, sea levels rising

Stillegung Morslebens verschoben

Germany, 17.01.2005 02:15

Am Freitag (14. Januar) ist bekanntgeworden, dass das Bundesamt f�r Strahlenschutz (BfS) als verantwortliche Beh�rde die Stillegung des maroden DDR-Endlagers Morsleben (ERAM) ein weiteres Mal verschoben hat. Wie der Genehmigungsbeh�rde, dem Umweltministerium Sachsen-Anhalt, zu entnehmen war, k�ndigte das BfS bereits Anfang Dezember im L�nderausschuss Atomkernenergie eine Verz�gerung um ein weiteres Jahr bis zum Mai 2006 an. Erst jetzt ist diese Information �ffentlich bekannt geworden.

Presseinfo des Morsleben-Netzwerks | Netzwerk bef�rchtet Hinausz�gerung der Stilllegung von Morsleben (ddp - 14.01.05) | Morsleben-Schliessung weiter verschleppt (junge Welt - 15.01.05) | Die Zeitbombe darf vorerst weiterticken (taz - 17.01.05) | Ein Endlager findet kein Ende (Neues Deutschland - 17.01.05)

Atomm�llendlager Morsleben | Was kommt nach der Stillegung? | Morsleben-Netzwerk initiiert | kritische Stimmen | Morsleben-Workshop | Themenspecial Juni 2004

DC Resident Reation to the Presidential Inaugration

DC, 17.01.2005 01:38

Prepartions are underway for the Presidential inaugration. DC Radio Coop members bring this report.

Benefit Event For Portland Community Liberation Front Tues Jan 18th @ Nocturnal

Portland, 17.01.2005 00:21

Coming up on Tuesday, January 18th! Come support The PCLF's work monitering the police in North and Northeast Portland, and building community power! Featuring spoken word, music, videos, and much more. 7:30 pm at Nocturnal (1800 E. Burnside St.)

The PCLF has been doing work from which we all benefit, and it's time to give something back. While working to moniter the police and discourage more police abuses and murders, the PCLF has been targeted with fines amounting to more than $1000.

Come enjoy some revolutionary entertainment to support community power and police accountability! Spoken word by Rochelle Hart (First OR black woman slam champ), and featuring many special guests.

Earlier Feature: Portland Community Liberation Front Targeted by PPD for Copwatching Nov 12th '04

Men who batter women are terrorists

Santa Cruz, CA, 16.01.2005 22:32

"Domestic violence" is overwhelmingly MALE violence against women. The FBI's definition of terrorism is, "the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce the government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives."

Men who batter women use force and violence to "intimidate or coerce" in furtherance of their "social objective" – male supremacy. Since women are a "segment" of "the civilian population," men who batter them are legally "terrorists."

Presently, men control religion and government. Thus, issues which particularly interest and affect women such as domestic violence, the environment, housing, child care, job training, education, family planning, and health care are chronically underfunded – if they're funded at all.

Wife-beating is a "traditional family value." The "Rule of Thumb" was a law allowing Englishmen to beat their wives with a stick "no thicker than a man's thumb" to make them obey. According to the U.S. surgeon general, battering is the number one "health" problem of women in America.

[ The Feminist Agenda! ]


Sydney, 16.01.2005 20:34

Auto Fetish or Auto Geddon?


belgrade, 16.01.2005 20:14

Evo posle duzeg vremena Indymedia Beograd radi


belgrade, 16.01.2005 20:14

Evo posle duzeg vremena Indymedia Beograd radi


belgrade, 16.01.2005 20:14

Evo posle duzeg vremena Indymedia Beograd radi

2005 MLK . &quot;Sick and tired of joining hands ...&quot;

DC, 16.01.2005 19:55

As a 51 year old gay black man I'm 'sick and tired' of joining hands and walking with white folks only to realize some 40 years later that each touch and every step along the way was yet another premeditated act to deter but dismantle my dreams.

Tre Arrow: A personal message and upcoming events

Portland, 16.01.2005 19:41

Speaking with Tre recently he asked that we send his love, and most grateful appreciation to all his supporters. He is aware that support is growing as more people become aware of his side of the story, and is very grateful to all those who have given their strength and spirit to help.

  • Vegan Bake Sale
  • Wednesday, Jan 19th, 2pm
  • People's Co-op Farmers' Market
  • 3029 SE 21st Ave
  • All proceeds go to Tre
Specifically he asked that I express that no assistance is too little. Sometimes people (including myself) experience a sense of helplessness as they are unsure about how they may help, or if they are helping enough. He noted that he understands that sometimes people feel this way towards his situation, and asks us all to remember that even thoughts and prayers aid him in his struggle.

Thank you Tre, and thank you to all of the supporters who do whatever they can to bring justice to his life.

details of upcoming events >>

[ Tre Arrow Legal Defense Fund ]

Abbas' Election Leaves The Palestinian Plight Largely Unchanged

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.01.2005 18:57

1/16/2005 Mahmoud Abbas, was sworn in on Saturday January 15th as President of the Palestinian National Authority. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had phoned Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday the 11th "to congratulate him on his election as Palestinian president and offer cooperation, the highest-level contact between the sides in nearly four years". Just two days later there was a small attack by a handful of militants on a crossing between Gaza and Israel. Despites Abbas' calls for a ceasefire and the limited time he had between the election and the attack, Sharon's response was to once again cut all ties with the Palestinian leadership and "has given orders for troops to carry out unlimited operations against Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip".

Critical Moment #8 Out Now!

Michigan, 16.01.2005 18:41

The January/February issue of Critical Moment is now available and can be picked in storefronts and community spaces throughout Southeast Michigan.

The new issue is the eighth issue of the Ann Arbor-based political journal and focuses on the theme of "Education." Articles deal with topics such as eugenics at the University of Michigan, disability rights, standardized testing, No Child Left Behind, growing up Black in Ann Arbor, and more.

View the entire issue in pdf form: Critical Moment Issue #8 (pdf)

City gears for King holiday

Michigan, 16.01.2005 18:26

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

DETROIT — Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s anti-war legacy, metro Detroiters will rally Jan. 17 at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Detroit, and then march to the labor and Underground Railroad monuments in Hart Plaza.

“Dr. King linked the devastation wrought by what he himself called the imperialist war in Vietnam to the destruction of our cities,” said the president of United Auto Workers Local 2334, David Sole, who organized the march.

Detroit LGBT community ready to make NOISE for safe schools

Michigan, 16.01.2005 18:10

GLSEN chapter reforming under new leadership, new goals

Following a successful open house on Dec. 11, Detroit NOISE, the reformed Detroit chapter of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, is getting ready for business.

GLSEN is a nationwide organization that works to make public schools safer places for LGBT youth. According to Detroit LGBT activist Robert Clark, Detroit's chapter has been taking that fight right to the top.

Jan. 20 Minneapolis protest: No Mandate for War

Minneapolis/St. Paul, 16.01.2005 15:18

Inauguration day protest in Minneapolis Thursday January 20, 2005 4:30 PM Hennepin County Government Center Plaza 3rd Avenue & 5th Street, Minneapolis

Doorbraak Lappersfortdossier?

West Vlaanderen, 16.01.2005 10:22

Doorbraak Lappersfortdossier?

One Rule For The Rich...

United Kingdom, 16.01.2005 10:00

"He just went mental. First he was throwing a bucket full of liquid at us and then he started attacking us. He even drove after us to smash the back window of the car" Hunt saboteur.

Four women protesting against the Crawley and
Horsham Hunt in West Sussex were seriously injured last weekend (8th Jan) after a hunt supporter attacked them with a wooden pole. The attack is the latest of numerous violent assaults against hunt saboteurs.

On new year's day a 9 week pregnant saboteur was taken to hospital after she was whipped by a rider and ridden over.

Two days later another saboteur was awoken by an explosion to find his
diesel van engulfed in flames.

Biscuit Timber Sale Emergency

Portland, 16.01.2005 07:14

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its temporary restriction on logging in Old-Growth Reserves at the Biscuit timber sale. With some logging already ongoing, this decision opens the floodgates for seven (7) separate timber sales, affecting thousands of acres of wild, old-growth forests surrounding the world-class Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area.

The Biscuit fire burned through many reserves that are home to ancient trees that have experienced fire for millennia. In total, the Bush Forest Service is planning to log 6,300 acres of these old-growth reserves as part of the so-called "Biscuit Fire Recovery Project." Old-growth reserves are special places normally set aside from logging to provide a safety net of habitat for sensitive wildlife species.

Take action today >>

[ Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center ]

North Coast Earth First! visted by Pacific Lumber; Tree-Sitters' Gear BurnedHumboldt county, CA.-After an early Wednesday morning visit by tree-sit extractor Eric Schatz, two tree-sitters in the Rattlesnake Creek forest that feeds the headwaters of the Mattole River are now threatened with extraction as Maxxam/PL security arrives on the site today. The tree-sitters are teachers at a local environmental school, and the sits were put up last summer to save the old growth Douglas Fir grove and call attention to the crisis in the steep Mattole River watershed caused by Maxxam/Pacific Lumber's clearcutting, helicopter logging, road building, herbicide use, and cutting of old growth trees. read more >>

previous posts about the struggle in the Mattole: [ on pdx indymedia | on Indybay ]

[ North Coast Earth First! ]

A new community center starts February 1 in the Hollywood area

Portland, 16.01.2005 06:58

After having being stabbed in the back by the YMCA, and saying it will close Jan 31, the members decided to make the NE 'Y' into a community center. The facility at 1639 NE 38 (just off NE Sandy Blvd) has a swimming pool, basketball court/gym, and weight room and cardio vascular machines, showers and saunas. It offers exercise classes for seniors, swimming classes for kids, open basketball times, aerobics and much more.

This place has always welcomed everyone, regardless of whether you are young or old, black or white, gay or straight, man or woman. The thrust for this community center came from the displaced members. It has nothing to do with the 'C' in the YMCA. I'm not a Christian.

Olympia WA: 100,000 Dead and Counting

Portland, 16.01.2005 05:33

As the force if the state continues to occupy Iraq, the U.S. government continues to force our family members, friends and lovers to stay in Iraq. As it is evident the war in Iraq has been lost, and should have never been started in the first place. The only option is to bring the U.S. soldiers home, because imperialist settlers have never and will never bring democracy anywhere.

Each person in these photo's represents more than 100 civilians killed by U.S. Aggression in Iraq.I hope these photo's are inspiring to the american resistance.

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related: 100 Thousand & Counting...

The Black Book of U.S. Imperialism: Ward Churchill's 'Roosting Chickens'

NYC, 16.01.2005 04:49

Todd Gitlin, Paul Berman and assorted intellectuals of the “decent left” have earned their keep arguing that anti-imperialism is nothing but an echo chamber of nihilism, oedipal rage and tacit support for whomever the governing class declares the enemy. Once upon a time their kind derided the Communist left as window dressing for the gulag; now they argue with parallel duplicity that anti-imperialists are shills for “Islamo-fascist” death cults and suicide bombers. As the gate-keepers of acceptable dissent, that is to say “none,” they rarely take time to note what it is, this America, they’ve declared their loyalty to and what it is exactly the “anti-Americans” oppose.

Tortured in the San Jose Main Jail

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.01.2005 03:55

Martín Rodriguez is a San Jose citizen who was arrested last summer on questionable drug charges. He says he was tortured twice in the San Jose Main Jail, where he spent 115 days. Rodriguez's public defender demanded he plead guilty, but he is now seeking adequate representation for a plea of innocent. His cause has been taken up by the Barrio Defense Committee, an activist group dedicated to protecting the Latino community from police misconduct. Peter Maiden interviewed Rodriguez in Spanish and offers this report.

Tortured in the San Jose Main Jail

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.01.2005 03:51

Martín Rodriguez is a San Jose citizen who was arrested last summer on questionable drug charges. He says he was tortured twice in the San Jose Main Jail, where he spent 115 days. Rodriguez's public defender demanded he plead guilty, but he is now seeking adequate representation for a plea of innocent. His cause has been taken up by the Barrio Defense Committee, an activist group dedicated to protecting the Latino community from police misconduct. Peter Maiden interviewed Rodriguez in Spanish and offers this report.

mlk march in san diego

San Diego, 16.01.2005 03:11

Here are a few images of folks i saw along the way. a beautiful day, lots of families and a very good feeling in the air. not as many high school rotcs as the last two years, but still a high percentage of youth of color... always so sad to see such strong, talented, kick ass youth get sucked into the system... everyone really perked up with the peace folks walking by - clapping and thanking marchers.

Sampaio na China: direitos humanos podem esperar

Portugal, 16.01.2005 03:05

Sampaio na China: direitos humanos podem esperar

Getting to the Top of It All?

Urbana-Champaign, 16.01.2005 00:36


Tech Solidarity Work Party: Help Make Computers For Bolivia and Venezuela

Portland, 15.01.2005 23:03

Portland activists and geeks are spending 6 days over the next 2 weeks assembling computers which will be send to community centers and schools in Bolivia and Venezuela. You can take part by lending a hand.

Both Bolivia and Venezuela are in the very midst of big social and political upheavals as their people struggle for equality and liberty. Part of this struggle involves the closing of the "digital divide" and access to communication technology like computers that can help them tell their stories and stay in touch with activists elsewhere. To this end activists in the global north are engaged in what is known as "Tech Solidarity." Previous projects have sent computers to Ecuador in 2002 and Paraguay (by way of Argentina) in 2003.

We're having 6 days of work parties at Free Geek, at southeast 10th and Market Street, in Portland: January 15-17 and January 22-24

Legal Info For Indy Reporters For Dc

DC, 15.01.2005 22:21

A brief summery of legal issues for Independant journalists and new journlist that will help during the 2005 Inauguration. It includes the legal collective number to call if you encounter trouble at a protest. Student Press Law Center advises on Presidential Inauguration reporting

Here come the Wobblies!

San Francisco Bay Area, 15.01.2005 21:21

From the Newswire - In a labor battle with roots dating back 100 years, independent truckers and Starbucks employees are now joining the wild and contentious Wobblies.

Campaign to Smash Edo

United Kingdom, 15.01.2005 20:00

Smash Edo is a group of people campaigning to remove EDO MBM Technology Ltd from Brighton. EDO MBM is a subsidary of the multinational arms manufacturing company, EDO Corporation. At EDO MBM's factory on Home Farm Road, Moulescoombe, they are manufacturing bomb racks, release clips, arming mechanisms and targeting equipment; all of which has been used in the recent Iraq invasion. The campaign wants to shut down EDO MBM through raising awareness and direct action (Read more).The campaign has been active for some time now. From Sunday 29th August to Thursday 2nd September there was a 5 day protest camp, with daily protests and a non violent direct action day. See reports [1] [2]. Several actions have taken place: Reports: [1] [2], and [Indymedia UK feature]. Recently there was a public meeting, and every thurday at 4.00 there is a Bring The Noise Demo, at Edo factory, Home Farm Road, off Lewes Rd. There have been several arrests, and in December 2004 six activists were fined a total of £1500 to be paid by the end of January. Currently several other activists are on trial for aggravated trespass - for a roof occupation. See [Press release] [Report]

UCIMC 4th Anniversary Party

Urbana-Champaign, 15.01.2005 19:31

The UCIMC will celebrate its 4th anniversary on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 from 7-9pm.


Colombia, 15.01.2005 18:27


New episode of Catalyst Radio online

Michigan, 15.01.2005 17:38

The new episode of Catalyst Radio, the weekly radio program of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center, is now available online. Catalyst Radio is a 30 minute weekly radio program on WYCE 88.1 FM every Friday at 9:30 a.m. featuring information on local events and independent news. "As the media landscape continues to be consolidated, local perspectives, voices and information will be more and more critical" says CMC's executive director, "this program is a continuation of the Media Center's mission to, "Build Community through Media by amplifying local messages".

The program format consists of news analysis by the Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy, a feature interview with a social change organization, activist, or educator, and a wrap-up with a calendar of community events. This week's show features an interview with Calvin College professor Randal Jelks who talks with Catalyst Radio about Africa and Globalization. Current and past episodes of Catalyst Radio can be downloaded and listened to at the audio archives section of the Catalyst Radio website.

Dr. King: Commemorated and Forgotten

DC, 15.01.2005 15:18

Dr. King's own words are often forgotten.

Dane County Democratic Party abandons its tradtional progresssive base

Madison, 15.01.2005 14:54

The Dane County Democratic Party has left its tradtional progresssive base and refuses to work with Progressive Dane and the Greens who have filled this gap.


Brasil, 15.01.2005 14:10

Radialista Comunitário é condenado em Goiás

AudioOnDemand :SAT JAN 15th Workshop on **9/11** and Election Fraud

Portland, 15.01.2005 13:36

Symposium on 9/11 and Election Fraud : Saturday January 15th 2005 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Multnomah County Friends 4312 SE Stark St / Portland Oregon

VIDEO SCREENINGS interspersed with well informed panel discussion and Q&A from the general public:

. . . Video of ~THE GREAT CONSPIRACY~ geared to the 'Newly Curious'
. . . excerpts from coverage recorded on the ground at the time the events occurred
. . . a KBOO interview and call-in program with Mike Ruppert
. . . Andrew Geller's acclaimed documentary for KBOO covering the 9/11 sequence of events and the ~redactions~ and fabrications by America's commercial media cartel; downloadable audio will be archived and made available on demand by

radio4all downloadable audio


LA, 15.01.2005 13:22

Martin Luther King Day Parade

Send Your Comment on the FDA Food Contamination Guidelines

Portland, 15.01.2005 13:14

On November 19 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new draft guidelines to deal with the growing problem of unapproved genetically engineered plants contaminating food crops. Instead of tightening controls on GE crops, the FDA is proposing simply to legalize further food contamination and promote these hollow regulations as a model for the rest of the world.

Stop the FDA from legalizing contamination of the food supply with more experimental GE crops! Comment on the FDA Food Contamination Guidelines The closing date for comments is January 24, 2005

* Send in your comments to the FDA today - see below for a sample response
* Urge your Government to object to the proposals

Related:[ U.S. Senate Denies Consumers Crucial Information About Their Food, Expands Food Risks | Biotech Industry Takeover of the USDA | Central Oregon Taken Over with GE Round-Up Ready Creeping Bentgrass


Portland, 15.01.2005 13:05

Mike Shiley's documentary film INSIDE IRAQ: THE UNTOLD STORIES Plays at 7:00 and 8:30 PM February 2nd-4th and 9th-11th at Café Nola's Side Door Theater in St. Johns.

Filmmaker Mike Shiley takes his viewers on a behind the scenes journey to Iraq during the height of the conflict. INSIDE IRAQ: THE UNTOLD STORIES Is a non-political, unbiased look beyond the sound bites that offers unique insight into the region and the conflict.

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