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Andean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA): Rotten to the Core - Lunchtime Protest

DC, 14.03.2005 20:01

A boisterous and spirited crowd opposed the Andean Free Trade Agreement (known as AFTA for short) March 14, 2005 outside of its "secret negotiations".



The Ehrlich Report

Baltimore, 14.03.2005 18:01



Zanon Under Attack

United Kingdom, 14.03.2005 17:31

The workers of the self-managed Zanon ceramics factory are once again under attack by the government and business interests trying to evict them in the southern province of Neuquen, Argentina. Since 2001, the employees have successfully managed the factory, setting an example for the working-class worldwide that workers can produce and manage even better without a boss or owner. Over the past four years, workers have battled against eviction threats and intimidation, but in the past few weeks the government and security forces representing the factory’s old ownership have used tactics of torture and kidnapping – reminiscent of Argentina’s military dictatorship (1976-1983) in which 30,000 people, mostly activists, were disappeared in the dirty war.

On Friday, March 4 a group of four individuals (three men and a woman) kidnapped the wife of an employee at Zanon. They forced her into a green Ford Falcon, a model of car security operatives used to kidnap activists during the dictatorship, sending a chilling reminder of the dirty war. They tortured her and cut her face, hands, arms and breasts. They gave details of how they carefully followed her and have detailed information about her movements. In response, this woman, who had never participated in a protest, led the march on International Women's Day in Neuqen.

Links: [1 | 2 | 3 | 4]

More information: Argentina Indymedia | Zanon website



Corp Media Watch :: Sun Starts Hate Campaign Against Travellers

United Kingdom, 14.03.2005 17:31

The Sun started a campaign on Wednesday the 9th of March to "stop (the) Gypsy invasion". One front page was followed by another, which claimed mass popular support for their racist ramblings. By the second day the Daily Mail had caught up on this incursion onto their own home ground and come out with their own headline.



Hemp Farming Legislation Gaining Momentum

DC, 14.03.2005 17:01

Updates on Hemp Farming Bills Around the Country



International Day of Protest on the second anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq

San Francisco Bay Area, 14.03.2005 17:00

March 19, 2005, will be an International Day of Protest on the second anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. As on the first anniversary of the invasion last year, millions of people around the world will march to say “No to War and Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti and Everywhere.”



No Money for College for Pot Smokers

Urbana-Champaign, 14.03.2005 16:01

Did you know that Bill Clinton, (who smoked but didn’t inhale and was a Rhodes scholar), signed a bill which denies federal financial assistance to any student with a drug conviction, even for simple marijuana possession. This outrageous legislation is called the Higher Education Act Drug Provision. It could be repealed with your help.



Balneario de Isla Verde, también a la venta

Puerto Rico, 14.03.2005 15:02

Por nuestro balneario, frente al Marriott



Balneario de Isla Verde, también a la venta

Puerto Rico, 14.03.2005 15:02

Por nuestro balneario, frente al Marriott



Balneario de Isla Verde, también a la venta

Puerto Rico, 14.03.2005 15:02

Por nuestro balneario, frente al Marriott



Dr Kissinger arrested at Gleneagles shock!

Scotland, 14.03.2005 11:22

This an account with photos of my experiences at the Gleneagles Hotel on Saturday 12th March 2005.



proximaedit

Argentina, 14.03.2005 04:30



Comienza juicio a estudiantes

Argentina, 14.03.2005 04:30

27 de Marzo 2005 | DOS ESTUDIANTES UNIVERSITARIOS VAN A JUICIO
Comienza el jucio a Ogando y Salgado



From the Newswire

Perth, 14.03.2005 03:32

74 year Old Woman Held in Perth Detention Centre



Citizens to Save TennCare respond to Governor Bredesen’s Alternative Budget Proposal

Tennessee, 14.03.2005 02:02

Governor Phil Bredesen has finally played his trump card with TennCare. His threats of major cuts in education and state employees’ raises are designed to pit educators and workers against TennCare enrollees in hopes we will cut each other’s throats to prevent loss of funding. In a state that has invested and continues to invest in sports franchises for the entertainment of the well-off, the talk of forcing choices between pre-kindergarten programs and state employee raises and the lives of TennCare recipients is shameful. A State that can spend $300 million to build a football stadium that sits empty and unused for more than 300 days a year can find money for its children, its employees and its sick and needy citizens. That is the governor’s job – to find the ways to fund the basic services for all of Tennessee’s citizens. A true leader does not propose the removal of more than 300,000 people from what has become a life support system to save money.



Update: City College Hits Back With Suspension and Another Arrest

NYC, 14.03.2005 00:01

Hadas Thier, one of three City College students arrested on Wednesday, March 9 for peacefully protesting the presence of military recruiters at a City College career fair, was informed on Friday, March 11 that she was suspended from the university for posing a continuing danger and banned from setting foot on campus. Hospital records from Mt. Sinai show that Nick Bergreen and Justino Rodriguez, the other students arrested on Wednesday, suffered multiple contusions and postconcussion syndrome. Among the charges they are faced with is assaulting an officer.

As well, Carol Lang, a CCNY staff member, was also arrested in connection with Wednesday’'s protest and charged with assault. A picket in defense of free speech in front of the administration building is planned for Thursday, March 17 at 12: 30 P.M.

"Three City College Students Charged With Felonies For Counter-Military Recruitment Protest"



Critical Moment #9 now available

Michigan, 13.03.2005 21:01

The March/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 ninth issue of the Ann Arbor-based radical politics journal and focuses on the theme of "Sex." Selected articles from the new issue can be viewed at CriticalMoment.org. The entire issue can also be downloaded in pdf form from the website.



Guerilla Video Training

San Diego, 13.03.2005 21:01

March 17th, 6:30pm-8:30pm,
presented by the San Diego Independent Media Center

Screening of "Guerilla Video Primer" with discussion and tips.


at the San Diego Foundation for Change,
3758 30th Street.



Nearly 200 Rally to Save the Wild Siskiyou

Rogue Valley, 13.03.2005 18:22

A large crowd gathered Saturday at the Green Bridge, site of last week's blockades and arrests, to raise energy and spirits for the ongoing campaign to halt the logging of old growth reserves in the Biscuit Fire area. Joan Norman, the 72-year-old Cave Junction woman who was arrested Monday morning, addressed the crowd along with long-time Siskiyou defender Lou Gold. Music and inspiring stories of last week's actions delighted the assembled masses on a very warm afternoon along the Illinois River.



New Weblog Highlights Counter-Recruitment Activity

NYC, 13.03.2005 18:01

A new project of the NYC Indypendent, CounterRecruiter.net, aims to chronicle the growing counter military recruiting movement across the country.

Among the current articles:

"Four NY Activists Face Six Years in Jail For Pouring Blood Inside Recruiting Station," || "News Briefs on Counter-Military Recruitment & War Resistance,"

And much more.



Fault Lines Issue # 9

San Francisco Bay Area, 13.03.2005 17:20

The ninth issue of Fault Lines is now available. From coverage of the Oakland School closures to the Muni fare hike, FL #9 brings the latest radical analysis on local politics. Read Peter Maiden's expose on the San Jose Police Department, the latest from the Poor News Network, corporate control of our bytes by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and a review of the SF International Asian American Film Festival featuring an interview with festival centerpiece Steven Okazaki.



Jornalismo Independente e Jornalismo Dependente?

Portugal, 13.03.2005 16:20

Jornalismo Independente e Jornalismo Dependente?



Uncle Sam Really, Really Wants You...

NYC, 13.03.2005 14:31

NEW YORK - A couple of months ago, Kim Rosario found an improbable e-mail message in her Monster.com inbox. The mother of a U.S. soldier, she travels the country publicly denouncing Washington's policies in Iraq, and is a featured speaker at an upcoming rally in New York's Central Park to mark the second anniversary of the Mar. 19, 2003 invasion. ”It was from the military, asking if I've ever considered a career in the Navy,” Rosario recalled. ”I said I might if you send my son back from Iraq!” Unintended irony aside, she believes the offer is a sign of the Pentagon's growing desperation to counter dwindling recruitment numbers -- especially in the lower-income communities once viewed as fertile ground.



Międzynarodowa batalia o Redukcję Szkód

Poland, 13.03.2005 09:01

Amerykański 'car narkotykowy' John Walters jest w tym tygodniu w Europie ,aby 'zwalczyć tak zwaną politykę 'redukcji szkód' ' możemy przeczytać na jego nowym blogu. W tym samym czasie 50 grup z całego świata podpisało list Human Rights Watch podważający wojnę z redukcją szkód i w szczególności atak USA na programy wymiany igieł i strzykawek. Aby dolać oliwy do ognia, zarówno New York Times jak i Washington Post w swoich weekendowych wydaniach ostro skrytykowały politykę narkotykową Busha .



Fault Lines Issue # 9

San Francisco Bay Area, 13.03.2005 08:20

The ninth issue of Fault Lines is now available. From coverage of the Oakland School closures to the Muni fare hike, FL #9 brings the latest radical analysis on local politics. Read Peter Maiden's expose on the San Jose Police Department, the latest from the Poor News Network, corporate control of our bytes by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and a review of the SF International Asian American Film Festival featuring an interview with festival centerpiece Steven Okazaki.



¡¡¡Ni la lluvia Ni la Cárcel detendrán la Lucha!!!

santiago, 13.03.2005 05:03

BAJO LA LLUVIA SE REALIZÓ MARCHA POR LA LIBERTAD A LOS PRES@S POLÍTIC@S



¡¡¡Ni la lluvia Ni la Cárcel detendrán la Lucha!!!

santiago, 13.03.2005 03:22

BAJO LA LLUVIA SE REALIZÓ MARCHA POR LA LIBERTAD A LOS PRES@S POLÍTIC@S



WCIA Broadcasts Government Propaganda from Ag. Dept.

Urbana-Champaign, 13.03.2005 03:01

In a detailed feature from today's New York Times about the use of covert propganda by the United States government through video news releases, WCIA is exposed as being party to a special relationship with the Agriculture Department in producing and airing segments on behalf of Department promotions and policies. WCIA News Director Jim Gee is extensively quoted in the article about these practices, which he defends. This exposure of WCIA's propaganda practices comes near the end of the extensive article, which exposes such practices across federal government departments and at television broadcasters throughout the nation. The excerpt about WCIA and a link to the full article comes after the jump.



Campaña &quot;Yo aborté&quot;

Argentina, 13.03.2005 02:20



Religion

Melbourne, 13.03.2005 02:01

The Church of Suburban Dreams



Introducing iridethebus.org, a transit guide for Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, 13.03.2005 01:01

Did you know you can get to SFO by public transit, for just $10? This is only one example. Indeed, there are very few places you CAN'T get to by public transit. The problem is information. You'd need to contact three different transit agencies to plan a trip to the airport. The Metro Riders Union has a better answer: an easy, online transit guide geared to people who live in Santa Cruz.



Dia de la Mujer en Córdoba

Argentina, 13.03.2005 00:00

Viernes 11 de Marzo 2005 | Mujeres en Lucha
Fotos del Día Internacional de la Mujer Trabajadora



Protests in Ireland in solidarity with banned Basque Youth movement

Ireland, 13.03.2005 00:00

From the newswire: (Ireland, 12th March 2005) Forty people in Dublin, sixty in Belfast, fifteen in Galway and twenty in Derry gathered to express their solidarity with 42 Basque Youth activists of the Basque pro-independence left youth organizations Jarrai, Haika and Segi and who have been brought to courts in Madrid for a show trial and who are facing a total of 654 years in prison for their political work defending Basque youth rights and Basque Country's right to self-determination. The judge and the state prosecution allege that "these organizations are all ETA". (Ireland, 12th March 2005) Forty people in Dublin, sixty in Belfast, fifteen in Galway and twenty in Derry gathered to express their solidarity with 42 Basque Youth activists of the Basque pro-independence left youth organizations Jarrai, Haika and Segi and who have been brought to courts in Madrid for a show trial and who are facing a total of 654 years in prison for their political work defending Basque youth rights and Basque Country's right to self-determination. The judge and the state prosecution allege that "these organizations are all ETA". Trials against the political party Batasuna, two anti-repression organizations, two newspapers, one magazine, a publishing house, etc. are to follow. All these organizations and media have been banned in the last 7 years. Judge Garzon became famous worldwide for his attempt to extradite Chile's former dictator Augusto Pinochet from London to Spain a few years ago, but he looks elsewhere when Basque detainees are brought in front of him covered in bruises or with signs of deep psychological shock after the customary five day incommunicado period of interrogation (4 Basque detainees have died in police custody since Spanish "democracy" began). In the last 7 years Judge Garzon has been dismantling various nationalist left organizations and Basque media, arguing that at the end of the day they are all ETA. He has arrested and put in jail some 200 people. No matter how little evidence he has to support his comprehensive theories, the trial had to begin last month, since under Spanish law the authorities can hold a prisoner on remand for up to four years. In fact, nine of the accused youths had to be released from jail last Friday, for they completed their remand period without being tried. They are now awaiting the result of this show trial together with another 33 youths. They are all accused of belonging to their respective youth organizations, which the judge argues are part of ETA. They could get up to 654 years in total. Since freedom of association was finally recognized by the Spanish state in the late seventies after dictatorship, the Basque nationalist left youth organization Jarrai and its successors Haika and Segi have been working for better conditions for the youth, for promoting alternative ways of life like the Gaztetxes (self-managed centres for the youth), against conscription, etc. This is not a criminal case but a political one where the accusations are collective, not based on individual acts. By Judge Garzon's standards tens of thousands of Basque people could be imprisoned any time. So far he has got some of the more determined and committed to achieve a free Basque Country. Ironically, some of those 200 people to be tried in the near future have publicly criticized ETA through the years. In Belfast, the spokeswoman for the campaign asked for international support to stop the Spanish ad French States ferocious repression against Basque civil and political rights activists and Basque left wing pro-independence movement. At the same time she denounced the silence of the Irish government and the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern during the time that Ireland held the European Union Presidency last year. The EU should not support such illegal and antidemocratic policies within the union but it should rather help to initiate a peace process in the Basque Country aimed to bring justice and freedom. These protests were coordinated by the Irish Basque Committees-Coistí na mBascach-Éireannach and Ógra Shinn Féin and supported by numerous people and groups like ex-republican political prisoners, Belfast Socialist Youth and Irish Republican Socialist Party. We want to thank everybody for coming along. The solidarity campaign will keep going strong for the next few weeks with more events. These issues are of concern to anyone who stands for human rights such as freedom of organization and expression. Anybody who wants to join the campaign can contact us through: irishbasques@hotmail.com http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/mar2005/dublin_indy.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/mar2005/protest_in_belfast_indy.jpg



Prueba de Cultura

Peru, 12.03.2005 21:22

Prueba de Cultura



POLITICA

Brasil, 12.03.2005 21:20

Bolívia Sitiada



¡¡¡Ni la lluvia Ni la Cárcel detendrán la Lucha!!!

santiago, 12.03.2005 20:22

BAJO LA LLUVIA SE REALIZÓ MARCHA POR LA LIBERTAD A LOS PRESOS POLÍTICOS



PUBLIC TRANSIT NIGHTMARE NOT OVER YET!

Pittsburgh, 12.03.2005 19:22

PUBLIC TRANSIT NIGHTMARE NOT OVER YET!



Huelga Mapuche

santiago, 12.03.2005 19:02

PRESOS POLÍTICOS MAPUCHES EN HUELGA DE HAMBRE.



New Jail Phone Rates in Effect

Urbana-Champaign, 12.03.2005 19:02

The Champaign County Board has negotiated new jail phone rates with Evercom. These substantially lower rates are the results of the County Board directing the negotiating team to begin the negotiating process ELIMINATING the $14,000 montly compensation" / "kickback" that they had been receiving.



Desalojan de toma de tierras a 50 familias

Argentina, 12.03.2005 18:20

Viernes 11 de Marzo 2005 | AVELLANEDA
Desalojan de toma de tierras a 50 familias



Farmworkers Take Down Taco Bell

NYC, 12.03.2005 18:01

On March 8, after nearly four years of struggle and amidst the momentum of the 2005 Taco Bell Truth Tour, farmworkers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW scored a decisive victory in their national boycott of Taco Bell. Caving under the weight of an intense grassroots campaign, the fast-food giant has agreed to work with the Florida-based farmworker organization to improve the wages and working conditions of farmworkers in the Florida tomato industry by paying a penny-per-pound surcharge demanded by the workers. The farmworkers' sub-poverty wages have been stagnant and declining in real terms since 1978.



Crisis económica y despidos a trabajadores

Puerto Rico, 12.03.2005 17:24

¡Que la crisis la paguen los ricos!



Protest against Trident

Scotland, 12.03.2005 14:21

At 10:00 GMT Thursday 10th March 2005 a Trident Ploughsares Stealth Submarine slipped undetected into the waters surrounding the Scottish Parliament. Aboard, an elite crew with a secret mission – to disrupt this most prominent of waterways in the Scottish capital.



Activistas magonistas presos

Portugal, 12.03.2005 12:20

Activistas magonistas presos



Pakistani Man Charged With Making False Claim on Loan Application

San Francisco Bay Area, 12.03.2005 09:00

Ayesha Adriana Hafeez reports that her husband, Khan Abdul Hafeez, was arrested on July 28, 2004, charged with making a false claim of being a U.S. citizen on a loan application (at that time he had a Green Card) - this was apparently a computer error, not the fault of Mr. Hafeez. His legal team found out that the way that the government had done its investigation was by cross referencing with Homeland Security or Immigration records to identify the citizenship of all persons who received these SBA (Small Business Association) Loans.



U.S. Auto Industry Launches Deceptive Ad Campaign

Madison, 12.03.2005 07:01

The Auto Alliance, the lobbyist group representing most of the major U.S. automakers, has launched a deceptive new ad campaign which claims U.S. autos manufactured today are "virtually emission-free". But what the ad doesn't tell you is that the automobiles manufactured today still emit fine particulate matter which pass into delicate lung, artery and human heart tissue, which can result in injury, illness and even death. The Auto Alliance also doesn't tell you that the heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions emitted from their vehicles in the U.S. this year will total more than 1,300 million tons, which is more than most whole countries emit from all their sources combined.



Police violence in the schoolyard

Michigan, 12.03.2005 05:02

DETROIT- On Wednesday, I was driving my car westbound on MLK Blvd. in Detroit. Just past Trumbull, there is a middle school--I don't know the name of it. As I passed this middle school this is what I saw: two white male police officers chasing a young Black student who was probably no more than 15 years old. The two cops were both laughing sadistically as they chased this kid around. The student was clearly afraid and the two smiling, giggling cops chased the kid into the street several times, right into oncoming traffic. In fact, I had to stop abruptly as these cops chased this kid directly in front of my car on MLK Blvd.



Ni un metro más

Argentina, 12.03.2005 02:30

Viernes 11 de Marzo 2005 | TIERRA, TRABAJO Y JUSTICIA
Ni un metro más



Ni un metro más

Argentina, 12.03.2005 02:30

Viernes 11 de Marzo de 2005
Ni un metro más



Michigan to End Use of Controversial MATRIX Database

Michigan, 12.03.2005 02:01

Civil libertarians praised Michigan’s decision this week to cease police participation in a privately operated national law enforcement database.

Mar 11 - The Michigan State Police department announced earlier this week that it will drop out of a controversial data-sharing program that had come under fire for possible privacy violations.

The Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange (MATRIX) is a massive database that compiles detailed personal information from public records and private companies. Though the privately-run database has gained the financial backing of the federal government, it has also raised the ire of civil libertarians concerned over potential abuses of the unprecedented amount of personal information compiled by the program.




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