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Farmers &amp; Students Deliver a Blow to the American Transmission Company

Madison, 05.02.2005 21:44

Its already rusted, unpainted poles reach up to 140 feet up in the air. Some are placed not more than 20 feet from the living room windows of farmhouses. And in between them is strung a massive 345,000-volt power line which emits a loud buzzing sound, scrambles TV reception, causes baby monitors to malfunction, and many fear, cancer causing radiation.



Jean Kilbourne on Advertising and Culture

Madison, 05.02.2005 20:38

According to Jean Kilbourne, advertising weakens relationships with people in favor of relationships with things. It also leads people to vote against their own interests. In this interview, she explains the damage done and how we can counter it.



Two Upcoming Pickets to Support Unpaid Day Laborers

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.02.2005 20:15

Fernando Perez is a day laborer who is owed over $2000 for work that he did in San Bruno over the course of a month. On Wednesday, February 9th, supporters will meet at 8am at the trailers of the Day Labor Program in San Francisco's Mission District to carpool to the work site. They plan to hold a picket to demand the wages that are owed to him.



New York State Judge Rules that Same-Sex Marriage is Legal

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.02.2005 19:41

A New York State court ruled on Friday, February 4th that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry. State Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan said in the decision that the basic freedoms that are granted to same-sex loving people under the State Constitution were violated when same-sex couples were not given the right to marry in New York State. The ruling said the Constitution requires same-sex couples to have equal access to marriage, and that the plaintiffs in the case must be given marriage licenses. Lambda Legal had filed the lawsuit in 2004 on behalf of five couples who wanted to get marriage licenses in New York City.



poslanici

belgrade, 05.02.2005 19:37

Koliko vrede narodni trubaduri???



Huevos Diablos Parade Takes Over Burnside Bridge

Portland, 05.02.2005 18:46

A miniature slice of Carnaval happened Friday night at about 9pm when hundreds of revelers, complete with marching band and costumes, marched from Voodoo Donuts to the Bossanova Club, reclaiming the Burnside Bridge in the name of fun.



Nepal: King has declared war on his own people

Portland, 05.02.2005 18:03

In previous articles on Nepal I have urged people to call the embassy and consulates urging for UN intervention in Nepal becuase bloody massacre of the poor peoples is immenant. In this update, I explain that The king has closed the borders, shut down the media, imprisoned the governement and is now killing his people. Please do something!!!

In what has been termed a coup de a tat the king of Nepal has turned off electricity, cut phone lines, jailed the prime minister and his cabinet, and shut off all outside news sources and shut down any critical of his actions.

In the villages the army is massacring young adults, and have detained 250 people. The bbc has reported crying, defiance, and bulleted retaliation. The UN, the US, UK, and India have all condemned the king for his actions. The king has stated that he is killing and torturing his citizens so that they do not know about the Maoist strike called for this week. As the Maoists have gained popular support (they don't have mine) the king has declared open misery on the populace of Nepal for rejecting his rule. He also has threatened the newspaper stating that by law they can not criticize him for 6 months for killing, maiming, and shutting his people into the dark ages. People are lost without power , phones, internet etc. All contact with the outside world has stopped.

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[ Other articles about Nepal posted by Migratory Bird ]



Beloved Haitian Priest and Friend of Aristide Brings Message of Unity to the U.S.

Portland, 05.02.2005 17:56

Last weekend hundreds of Californians had the honor of hearing the words of Father Gerard Jean-Juste, beloved Haitian liberation theologian and recently released political prisoner. California was his last stop on a long journey across continents through Miami and Washington DC to South Africa and back again.

As a liberation theologian Father Gerry believes that one cannot preach about the kingdom of heaven while ignoring the suffering and injustice that take place on earth. His trip to California was a part of actualizing this philosophy, a way to move his country ever closer to justice and democracy by building solidarity and understanding around the world.

On Friday night he transformed a chemistry lecture hall at Stanford University into a community meeting place, a church without denomination. Over 100 people including students of all ages, community activists and local religious leaders, gathered to hear the perspective of Father Gerry who had just returned from a visit with Jean Bertrand Aristide, elected president of Haiti now in exile in South Africa. The amazing thing about the way that Father Gerry spoke was that he was able to unite all these communities, there was room for everyone in his words.

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[ previous articles about Haiti by Sasha Kramer and Zoe Moskovitz ]



Ronda 7 TLC

Colombia, 05.02.2005 17:10

Ronda de Cartagena:
la Capitulación de Uribe



Chocó

Colombia, 05.02.2005 16:13

Piden suspensión de cultivos de palma africana en el Chocó



Juicio y Castigo

santiago, 05.02.2005 15:27

Tribunales chilenos procesan y condenan al alto mando de la DINA por el secuestro y desaparición del mirista Miguel Angel Sandoval



WEF DAVOS 2005

santiago, 05.02.2005 14:48

Represión apresurada en Reunión del WEF en Suiza



corrupció (ca)

Barcelona, 05.02.2005 14:33

Carmel :: per el nostre barri sortim tot*s al carrer

Manifestació dissabte 5 de Febrer a les 17:00 hores al espai jove Boca Nord (Bus 39) :: La "guerra" del Carmel :: Víctimes del Carmel

+info:: >>>corrupció



corrupción (es)

Barcelona, 05.02.2005 14:33

Carmel :: por nuestro barrio salgamos tod*s a la calle

Manifestación sábado 5 de Febrero a las 17:00 horas al espacio joven Boca Nord (Bus 39) :: La "guerra" del Carmel :: Víctimas del Carmel

+info:: >>>corrupción



Mattilda: That's Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation

Santa Cruz, CA, 05.02.2005 10:03

On February 3, 2005, Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore, spoke at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Mattilda is the editor of a 37 author anthology called,"That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation."

Mattilda spoke on a variety of topics, including gay marriage and assimilation, challenging power, and the rejection of queer youth from established gay districts such as the Castro in San Francisco. I began recording as Mattilda was talking about a recent book reading in Atlanta, Georgia.

Audio: Listen to the Stream or Download the mp3 (length 31:41 / 14.5 MB)

[ Mattilda I Gay Shame SF I Gay Shame - A Radical Alternative; by Mattilda ]



Santa Cruz County Food Forum, Feb. 26th

Santa Cruz, CA, 05.02.2005 06:22

 Santa Cruz County Food Forum You are invited to participate in the Santa Cruz County Food Forum on Saturday, February 26th from 9AM to 5:30 PM (lunch provided!) at the Cabrillo College Cafeteria in Aptos.

If you had a say, how would you change the way we produce, process, distribute and prepare food?

By attending this one-day forum you will help develop specific actions for improving the food system of Santa Cruz County. You will also help build a stronger network of people for accomplishing these actions.

Organizing Resources: Santa Cruz Food (google group) I Downloadable Poster (.pdf)



CONSULTATLC

Colombia, 05.02.2005 02:23

EL TLC A CONSULTA POPULAR EN CINCO MUNICIPIOS DEL CAUCA



March Conference Explores the Future of Organic Farming in Michigan

Michigan, 05.02.2005 02:02

Saturday, March 5, 8am-6pm
MSU Business School Complex- Eppley Center
East Lansing

The Michigan Organic Food & Farm Alliance (MOFFA), Organic Growers of Michigan and Michigan State University are co-sponsoring the 2005 Michigan Organic Agriculture Conference--Growing Michigan's Organic Future, on Saturday, March 5, from 8 am to 6 pm.

The keynote speaker is Maynard Kaufman, a founding member of MOFFA and current board member. Maynard will present his thoughts on the future in a presentation titled "Organic Farming and the Organic Way of Life." Maynard is a retired professor from Western Michigan University in Environmental Studies. In 1973, he started a homestead farm for students to experience self-sufficiency and harmony with their environment.



Boston Students Challenge Mayor on Police Violence, Less Lethal Weapons

Boston, 05.02.2005 01:12

On the eve of the Super Bowl, we as Boston area students call on Mayor Menino to publicly assert the need for Boston Police to protect the health and welfare of anyone who wishes to celebrate a New England Patriots victory in the streets of Boston. Bostonians have been gravely harmed by the police responses to public gatherings of sports fans, and the city must reverse course immediately. Students, who comprise a major part of the Boston area community, remain outraged at their official portrayal as "hooligans" and "thugs" somehow responsible for the death of Emerson College student Victoria Snelgrove. The fact remains that this student was killed by an unjustified police action against a non-violent person. Nevertheless, Mayor Menino continues to scapegoat students, portraying them as violence prone and irresponsible.



Petition to save higher education

Madison, 05.02.2005 01:00

Over a dozen UW-Madison students and staff delivered a petition protesting the potential tuition hikes, budget cuts, and financial aid cuts, as well as the lack of benefits given to faculty and staff.



Bredesen's Proposal to Institute Faith Based Social Services May Open a Can of Worms

Tennessee, 04.02.2005 23:36

Governor Bredesen must be cautious in his proposal for government and religious institutions to work hand-in-hand lest he open a can of worms. Americans in need of social services, such as welfare support, job training, emergency shelter and food/clothing supplies, should be able to get the help they need without being pressured to take part in religious activities. "Faith-based" initiatives, which propose turning the provision of social services over to religious groups, threaten individual rights and could lead to taxpayer support of religious ministries. In those cases where religious groups want to take tax aid to provide relief, they should first agree to run secular programs and drop all forms of religiously based discrimination from their hiring policies.



Conmoción

santiago, 04.02.2005 22:55

Papelucho vinculado a caso Lavandero



Conmoción

santiago, 04.02.2005 22:47

Papelucho vinculado a caso Lavandero



Positive Global Movements: Can we reclaim globalisation?

United Kingdom, 04.02.2005 22:30

Globalisation, in the hands of the corporations, is a means of colonising the new territories opened up by communication technology. In the hand of the people, it can be a medium to unite and put to work new global laws that preserve the livelihood of the people instead of securing profit for inhuman corporations.

Can the achievements of the Venezuelan people, who have taken up the challenge of being a fundamental block in the future of their country, be aided by the international community from USA intervention?   https://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/01/304536.html

Can we stop the government of the most powerful country in the world from destroying the planet in its mad rush to keep its standard of living based on consumption?

Can alternative media finally have similar influence in building consensus with the population as opposed to the corporate media which imposes the bias of power seekers?

  http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/01/304573.html



Can people unite and defeat the doom of this civilisation by corporative power greed?
As the women in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh did when they revolted against government supply of liquor to their villages. When Women Unite film www.rampart.co.nr (movements in motion Indian film festival).

These questions are being debated in the 6 days exhibition and film forums 'Positive Global Movements' from the 6th to the 12th of February at Rampart Creative Social Centre www.rampart.co.nr





Free Leonard Peltier! 29th Anniversary of his arrest on Feb 6th

San Diego, 04.02.2005 20:02

February 6th, 2005 marks the 29th Anniversary of the arrest of American Indian Movement and Human Rights Activist Leonard Peltier. Last year Mr. Peltier ran for President of the United States on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket and was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Peltier is recognized as a political prisoner by Amnesty International and has had the support of world leaders including Mikhail Gorbachav, Nelson Mandela, Mary Robinson, Archibishop Desmond Tutu and Rigoberta Menchu Tum.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is holding on to 140,000 documents pertaining to Mr. Peltier's case and have not complied with a court order to release them to his attorney Barry A. Bacharach.

*We are calling on all communities to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation demanding the release of ALL LEONARD PELTIER DOCUMENTS. **PLEASE ACT ON FRIDAY THE 4TH OF FEBRUARY 2005** Phone: 202.324.3000

*We are calling on all communities to call/fax/email George W. Bush at the White House demanding CLEMENCY FOR LEONARD PELTIER. **PLEASE ACT ON FRIDAY THE 4TH OF FEBRUARY 2005** Phone: 202.456.111; Fax: 202.456.2461; Email: president@whitehouse.gov.

PLEASE SUPPORT LEONARD PELTIER FRIDAY THE 4TH OF FEBRUARY 2005.

In Peace & Resist,

Janice Jordan

Peace and Freedom Party

Barry A. Bacharach

Attorney for Leonard Peltier

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Free Peltier | Peltier Defense Committee | Peace and Freedom party

Audio:The Legacy of Wounded Knee | History of Cointelpro 1 | History of Cointelpro 2

Video:Wounded Knee



Killing a Story, Helping to Elect a Corrupt, Lying President

NYC, 04.02.2005 16:58

(from the Open Newswire): Finally revealed in Extra! magazine: The inside story of how the New York Times and Washington Post both killed the story of Bush’s cheating use of a secret hearing device in the presidential debates, possibly influencing the outcome of the presidential race.

New York Times Public Editor Daniel Okrent weighs in online.



The Social Security Scam

NYC, 04.02.2005 16:53

As President Bush barnstorms the country to raise support for his Social Security privatization plan, we take a look back to the early January Indypendent. In it, Eric Laursen writes: "Social Security is a lifeline for more than 47 million retirees, disabled workers surviving spouses and children of workers who died young. But how many of these beneficiaries feel as passionately about this 70-year-old government program as the people who are eager to dismantle it?"

" Dedicated free-market conservatives see the demise of Social Security as a sort of Holy Grail in their quest to return America to a Victorian-era social-economic model."

More Social Security, Not Less || Billionaires for Corporatization

Photo by Edgar Mata



Media Democracy Victories &amp; Future

DC, 04.02.2005 16:41

On the heels of a victory over the FCC, community radio activists are coming to DC to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the low power FM program, and push for its expansion.



Rosa Parks celebrates 92nd birthday . Friday, 4 February 2005

DC, 04.02.2005 16:40

'Mother of the modern day civil rights movement', Rosa Parks will celebrate her 92nd birthday on Friday, 4 February. As part of the Howard University Library 2005 Black History Month Video Series the Undergraduate Library Media Center, on its main campus, will show 'The Rosa Parks Story' at 2pm (http://howard.edu/library/special/bhm/2005/Events.htm), starring Angela Bassett (http://www.cbs.com/specials/rosa_parks).



MORADIA

Brasil, 04.02.2005 16:34

Ameaça de reintegração de posse na maior ocupação da história de Goiânia



Painting with the Zapatista in Scotland

United Kingdom, 04.02.2005 13:34

“The art world belongs to everybody. It is not just for the illuminated that have access to the so-called temples of art. It’s like the history made by the people and now it is up to us to make worlds where many worlds fit, to paint them, to sing them, to write poems to the free men and women and to sing and sing. Let the words and the music and the poems and the colours announce that art belongs to everybody and is for everybody, like this world, like these dreams, like freedom!”. Gustavo C. P.[Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group | Glasgow Zapatista Solidarity Group | Indymedia UK Zapatista news section | Indymedia Chiapas | Indymedia Scotland ]



News from Nepal

United Kingdom, 04.02.2005 13:34

This brief news digest was prepared by Sara Shneiderman and Mark Turin, researchers from Cornell and Cambridge universities, who are currently based in Nepal. Due to the ongoing communications blackout and widespread censorship in effect, little information about Nepal is getting out. We are sending this email out through a secure V-SAT link from a foreign mission in Kathmandu. Please disseminate this news digest widely to friends of Nepal, to media outlets and to politicians in your own country who may be willing to express their condemnation of the King's action. We will continue to send brief updates as often as we can until communications are restored.



New Yorkers Demand More Affordable Housing

NYC, 04.02.2005 13:34

In one of the largest housing demonstrations in decades, an estimated 5000 activists and advocates from community groups, housing organizations, labor union, AIDS organizations and clergy gathered at City Hall yesterday to demand more affordable housing for New York's have-nots.

Housing Groups Battle for Battery Park $$ || Whose Side Are They On? Mayoral Hopefuls Seek Landlord Dollars, Tenant Votes || The Housing Crisis: What Needs to Be Done? || Take That! Bush Threatens New Round of Housing Cuts || Housing First || New York City AIDS Housing Network || Subscribe to The Indypendent



URGENT News from Nepal

Scotland, 04.02.2005 12:10

This brief news digest was prepared by Sara Shneiderman and Mark Turin, researchers from Cornell and Cambridge universities, who are currently based in Nepal. Due to the ongoing communications blackout and widespread censorship in effect, little information about Nepal is getting out. We are sending this email out through a secure V-SAT link from a foreign mission in Kathmandu. Please disseminate this news digest widely to friends of Nepal, to media outlets and to politicians in your own country who may be willing to express their condemnation of the King's action. We will continue to send brief updates as often as we can until communications are restored.



Iraque - Branqueando a Ocupação

Portugal, 04.02.2005 12:04

Iraque - Branqueando a Ocupação



When bush gave his speech on 1/20/05

San Diego, 04.02.2005 09:34

While the commander in theif was giving his speech here in ameriKa the rest of the planet saw an image of a little 4 year old girl with the blood of her parents dripping from her body. The BBC has 11 images of this death seen from the first shot fired by our own military.



Community Justice

Sydney, 04.02.2005 09:34

We want Dennis Ferguson!



Sacramento Board of Supervisors to Consider Medical Cannabis

San Francisco Bay Area, 04.02.2005 06:53

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will be meeting to consider an ordinance regulating medical cannabis dispensaries next Tuesday, February 8th at 2:15 PM, in room 1450 of 700 H Street in Sacramento. The ordinance would regulate locations and operation of dispensaries in the county. Time is subject to change as the agenda comes out. Text of the ordinance Read more Last year the County suspended marijuana dispensaries in the county pending recommendations from a group that was going to study medical marijuana possibilities for the county. More info



Environment Alert

Manila, 04.02.2005 04:37

Mining the Philippines to Disaster



Feb 10th - Take Action Against Mountain Range Removal

Tennessee, 04.02.2005 03:54

Call to Action!



Peacebuilding Institute of East Tennessee (PIET) Workshop

Tennessee, 04.02.2005 03:46

Workshop entitled, "But What Can I Do for Peace?" sponsored by the PIET



Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais: Interesses imobiliários não desistem.

Portugal, 04.02.2005 02:55

Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais: Interesses imobiliários não desistem.



News from Tennessee Equality Project

Tennessee, 04.02.2005 02:44

Support Equal Rights for Transgendered Persons



Social Issues

Manila, 04.02.2005 02:36

Value Added Tax Kills the Poor



G8 action call-out this friday

United Kingdom, 04.02.2005 02:30

A call out has been made for for people to counter the G8 meeting in London this Friday 4th February, 6pm, Lancaster House, The Mall.

"For these celebrities of capitalism the show must go on, there is nothing else we can be, they say. The insanity inducing G8 programme to ‘save’ only half the worlds affected populations from death from already preventable hunger and disease in what is the ongoing genocide of 40,000 a day, 6 million every 150 days, is only exceeded in its fucked up-ness by setting the completion date half way into the next decade. The UK G8 presidency’s ‘Africa plan’ to double aid, if successful, will bring it level with one tenth of what America plans to be spending on its military this year.
And climate-change? With a likely tipping point of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reported last week to be ten years or less away, “irretrievably committing the world to disastrous changes including the failure of agriculture, major drought, rising sea levels... death of forests.....”, we can only find something else to be!"



Constitución Europea: La gran quimera

Euskal Herria, 04.02.2005 00:00

Cuentan los mentideros sociológicos de las encuestas que 8 personas de cada 10 desconocen en el estado español que es la constitución europea. Esto nos puede llevar a pensar que la postura del no podría ser la mayoritaria. Pero nada más lejos de la realidad pues estos mismos mentideros informan que a pesar de este patente desinterés, la mitad piensa que será buena. ¿Es esto una conjura de neci@s o un "profundo europeísmo"? (Corto test de auto-ayuda).



Movie Producer Penny Little Comes to Santa Cruz to Finalize Filming of 'Electile Dysfunction'

Santa Cruz, CA, 03.02.2005 23:21

On February 4th at 7:30 P.M. in the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Santa Cruz (846 Front Street), Penny Little, the producer and director of the movie “Electile Dysfunction” will be at the Open Voting Consortium’s fundraiser event, camera in hand, to film activists, organizers, and members of the general public about the problems with the voting machines used in the last presidential election and alternative systems that can be adopted in the future. Speaking at the event will be activists Emily Levy, Project Coordinator of the Richard Hayes Philips project which discovered many election anomalies in Ohio, and Maureen Smith, long-time peace and social justice activist. Alan Dechert, president and founder of the Open Voting Consortium, will speak at the event to educate the public about the Consortium’s open voting system. The event will also feature showings of clips from the movies “Votergate” and Little’s most recent version of her film “Electile Dysfunction,” live music from the political rock band Ms. Information and the Santa Cruz Jazz Society, and a dance performance by the Federal Dancing Authority. Activists from as far as San Francisco and Berkeley will be attending the event, including Gary Hewlett, one of the organizers of the Mainstreet Moms Operation Blue (formerly known as Mainstreet Moms Oppose Bush).



First South Coast IMC screening

United Kingdom, 03.02.2005 23:00

SOUTH COAST INDYMEDIA is holding its first video evening on the evening of Tuesday February 8 in Worthing, West Sussex. It is planned to be the first of many such events across the region covered by this site and anyone who would like to help stage an event should get in touch. The February 8 screening will be from 7.45pm, upstairs at The Downview pub in Tarring Road, Worthing, directly opposite West Worthing station on the main South Coast railway line.



Projectile festival in Newcastle

United Kingdom, 03.02.2005 23:00

PROJECTILE is a major event taking place between 11th - 13th February 2005 in central Newcastle. The festival will feature rare and radical films. The evenings will have music and entertainment, the daytimes will have talks and discussions between the films. It will also be an occasion where anarchists and left libertarians from all over the UK can get together, and where those interested in ideas can find out much more. Check out what is happening (.pdf summary): Films // Talks and Discussions // Anarchists in Academia Conference // Cabaret



Projectile festival in Newcastle

United Kingdom, 03.02.2005 23:00

PROJECTILE is a major event taking place between 11th - 13th February 2005 in central Newcastle. The festival will feature rare and radical films. The evenings will have music and entertainment, the daytimes will have talks and discussions between the films. It will also be an occasion where anarchists and left libertarians from all over the UK can get together, and where those interested in ideas can find out much more. Check out what is happening (.pdf summary): Films // Talks and Discussions // Anarchists in Academia Conference // Cabaret




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