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Saturday, July 17th, Beyond Protest Politics: Long term strategies for radical social change
Workshops to include: - Community gardening round table: permaculture, organic farming, land use policy - Building a movement for Border Justice - Cooperative Businesses - Beyond Voting: Strategies for Direct Democracy ...and more
Performing live: Maiz, members of the B-Side Players
How can we win? How can we move away from petitioning the government for the change we want and start actually creating that change? How can we have a movement that is 100 times larger than the one today?
The NY Daily News provided a number of direct quotes from an internet website when it wrote about anarchists threatening to disrup the convention. A google search cannot find any of these quotes online. ||Original story
The noRNC Clearinghouse is a place for different organizations, collectives and groups organizing against the RNC to share resources and ideas. It has been meeting for over a year in response to the RNC coming to our city.
URGENT! Protest to Demand a Rally Permit WHEN: Tomorrow, Thursday, July 15 at noon WHERE: Broadway side of City Hall "We are reaching a critical moment in our struggle with Mayor Bloomberg over his continued refusal to issue a rally permit for a reasonable location on August 29 (see link below for background). "Please join us in an important protest tomorrow, Thursday, July 15, at City Hall (Broadway side), to demand that Republican Mayor Bloomberg respect the First Amendment and grant us a rally permit. This is extremely short notice, we know, but we need as many people as possible to join us for a public display of outrage at Bloomberg's partisan political maneuvering." Kelly's Final Offer for Protesters
Demand criminal trespassing charges be dropped against FLOC organizers! On June 25, FLOC organizers Francisco Heredia and Blake Pendergrass were arrested during a meeting with 20 cucumber pickers at a Nash County labor camp in Whitakers, North Carolina. The workers were discussing with FLOC their concerns over substandard living and working conditions, and a pay-rate below the minimum wage. The meeting was disrupted as the organizers were handcuffed by Nash County Sheriffs and charged with criminal trespassing, at the furious growers' request. The arrests occurred despite the workers' outspoken defense of FLOC's presence at the camp to the grower, crew leader, and Sheriffs.
Speak Out to Bidders and the US Forest Service Friday at 9:30 a.m.!
(USFS Medford Supervisor's office: 8th & Holly, downtown Medford) Oxygen Collective Bus to Leave Evo's in Ashland at 9am.
Greenpeace and the Oxygen Collective are calling on all Forest Crimes Units to gather at the US Forest Service office in downtown Medford on Friday at 9:30 a.m.. We will be there to protest the first of several Biscuit auctions, scheduled to sell off five "emergency" timber sales. The sales will be auctioned in the following order: Indie (10 a.m.), Berry (11 a.m.), Fiddler (1 p.m.), Flat Top (2 p.m.) and Cedar (after 2). All of these areas are within delicate and unique ecosystems in Southwestern Oregon.
Duluth showed at least 1,500 for the frontman of the administration - can Minneapolis double that when slimy oil kingpin and Acting President Dick Cheney comes to town? Where? Minneapolis Convention Center When? Rally begins at 10 AM POST YOUR PLANS HERE!
On the 6th of July there was the first hearing of the counter-exam of the witness Corda. Corda is the policeman who was given the task, with 5 other colleagues, to collect any video documentation of the G8, and which made a video, collecting images in a way that can influence the jury
The Midwest Anarchist Bookfair, aka “Pencils and Pandemonium,” was held in Madison, Wisconsin on the weekend of May 8, 2004. The bookfair included tables, workshops, tours, and social events. The weekend also saw the anniversary party for Rainbow Bookstore, which celebrated 15 years of bringing radical materials and thought to the community of Madison, Wisconsin. The anniversary celebration included a reception and a reading by Martin Espada and other poets. Chuck Munson interviewed Rainbow Bookstore volunteers Peter Staudenmaier and Moise Villavicencio for Infoshop News.
7/12/04: Jamie Spector, an activist and social worker from San Francisco, arrived in Israel on Sunday. She was detained for 9 hours at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, interrogated for 1 hour, denied entry into the country, and is still being held. She is one of a dozen or more human rights advocates who have been stopped from entering Israel in the last month. It is believed that she and others have been targeted for deportation because of their membership in the International Solidarity Movement. She also works with Jews for a Free Palestine and the Brass Liberation Orchestra in the Bay Area. Brooke Atherton, who is also an ISM activist from the Bay Area, was refused entry into Israel in June.
Tribal members will host two events this weekend to draw attention to dwindling salmon runs on the Klamath River. In Klamath Falls, a Congressional field hearing is scheduled to address the hardships caused by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Klamath basin farmers.
The House Resources Committee will vote on two bills that would significantly weaken ESA protections next week. Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) have introduced bills that will create holes in the designation of critical habitat and place additional burdens on the scientific process of listing species under the ESA.
The Klamath Tribe has planned a deomonstration in support of wild salmon with dancing and drumming on Saturday, July 17 at 7:30 am at the Klamath County Museum.
Meanwhile, representatives from four Tribal Nations will send a delegation to Scotland to demand protection for salmon runs on the Klamath River. PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of mulitnational energy giant Scottish Power, is seeking re-licensing on dams it owns and operates on the Klamath River. The Karuk, Yurok, Hoopa, and Klamath Tribes cultures revolve around the annual return of the salmon. Since the construction of the Klamath River dams, the number of salmon returning to spawn has plummeted.