Archive of syndicated local features

<<<< You are on page 172 of 1069 pages >>>>
Jump to page:

Hyde Park High Schooler Defeats Discriminatory McDonald's Seating Policy Amid Arrest, Protest

Chicago, 07.04.2005 00:20

Protest at McDs The Chicago Maroon reports that a high school student at Chicago's Kenwood Academy, unwilling to tolerate a discriminatory student seating policy at a McDonald's restaurant in Hyde Park during a busy lunchtime, openly defied the policy and was placed under arrest as a result. The McDonald's on Lake Park and 52nd Street nevertheless changed its student seating policy in the wake of the arrest, but that didn't stop more than 100 students and organizers from organizing a protest which decried the policy, deeming the policy present-day segregation.



ComunSanjose

Colombia, 07.04.2005 00:00

Comunidad de paz de San José de Apartadó



G8: Genoa: Police on Trial for Brutal Diaz Raid

United Kingdom, 06.04.2005 23:30

The trial in Genoa Italy of almost 30 police officers accused of various offences following the brutal raid on the Genoa Social Forum and Indymedia buildings during the Genoa 2001 G8 Protests began on Wednesday 6th April.

In the raid on the Diaz school over 90 people were arrested. At least 62 people suffered injuries after police savagely beat people, some still in their sleeping bags - 31 people were taken to hospital, three of them in a critical state. Some are still receiving medical treatment.

Almost four years after the raid various high ranking police officers stand accused of fabricating evidence (eg planting molotov cocktails) and trying to cover up the responsibility for the attack. Many of the police who took part in the raid are still not identified since they wore masks and no identification numbers.

The trial is expected to resume later towards the end of the summer.Meanwhile the trial of officres accussed of torture at Bolzaneto detneion centre, were those arrested were taken, continues.

With the latest G8 Summit due in July this year in Scotland, civil liberties groups will be watching the behaviour of the authorities very closely indeed.

Reports: Diaz Victims Group Statement
Amnesty International Statement Re Genoa Police Trials
Genoa G8 Trials: Laptop Seizure And Punishment | (2)
Inhuman And Degrading Treatment" Of Bolzaneto G8 Detainees

Links: Genoa Supporto Legale (en) | Italy Indymedia Genoa Pages | Genoa Justice Campaign | The Committee for Truth and Justice for Genoa

Indymedia 2001 Coverage:
Indymedia Genoa Newsblast - IMC Compilation Reports: one | two
IMC UK Genoa 2001 Timeline | Genoa Features

See also: PGA reports page | PGA pictures page | Collected Reports (various sources) | Horrific Raid at GSF / IMC Account

Mainstream Press: Guardian: Now, the reckoning | Guardian (AP): G8 Protesters Were Abused

See also: UK G8: Cases dropped against G8 arrestees



Unity March to Save Tenncare

Tennessee, 06.04.2005 22:01

Nashville, TN. Clergy from all over the state of Tennessee have called on the people of Tennessee to march on the Capitol of Tennessee to call on the Governor and the Tennessee Legislator to a halt to the proposed TennCare cuts. To not allow the cutting of the 323,000 enrollee and the extreme limit in benefits that will effect hundreds of thousands more. To not allow the change in the definition of medical necessity which will in fact effect the quality of care provided to Tennessee’s Children.



pirates

Houston, 06.04.2005 22:00

Seize the Media! Films of Media Pirates



pirates

Houston, 06.04.2005 22:00

Thursday, April 14th 8 p.m.



PropMag Podcast Launches Today

NYC, 06.04.2005 19:01

(April 5, 2005, Brooklyn, NY) Propaganda 101, a youth-produced news and multimedia source out of Brooklyn and Philly, is launching PropMag Podcast, a bi-weekly audio broadcast, to further its mission of merging popular culture with politics and inspiring youth activism.

The PropMag Podcasts are six-minute tracks with hip-hop beats, PropMag interviews and other overlooked news essentials. The PropMag Team encourages all youth and political activists to submit music and hip-hop beats, pre-packaged and raw interview material.



especulació i okupació (ca)

Barcelona, 06.04.2005 19:00

Mobbing a Verdi 28: VOLEM AIGUA!!!

Un cas clar de mobbing a Gràcia: Verdi 28 --- Recollida de firmes recolzant els inquilins del carrer Verdi, 28 --- Un jubilat viu en 30 m2 amb l'aigua i la llum tallades --- Veïns de tres pisos de Verdi, 28 denuncien un cas de mobbing --- http://verdi28.org

[10Abr 12h] Mobbing a Verdi 28 ::: Cadena solidària de garrafes d'aigua ::: VOLEM AIGUA!!! des de pl diamant a Verdi, 28. Porta la teva garrafa!
[9Abr 18h] Manifestació contra l'especulació a l'Ateneu Santboià

--- altres activitats : Concentració contra INMORIMA3 SL - I Aniversari La Banka Rota - Cicle de xerrades sobre problemàtiques ambientals als Països Catalans - Escola Popular de Valencià del CSO La Discòrdia - Ciutat,urbanisme i especulació - cinema i debat - concierto sagarroi en navalkejigo --- desallotjaments : El Manantial - Marichi Wei --- noves okupacions : Manresa - can marbre (vilanova i la geltrú) - La Maranya (Lleida) --- llocs en perill : Poblenou - Esplugues amb el caufec - Llucalari - Cala Tamariua - Muntanyans a Torredembarra --- altres : El jovent i la vivenda - Dura represió contra la manifestació pro-ocupació (Madrid) - Aquets pisos no son per tu - Nou anys de HAMSA - Hort Urba Velluters - des d'Amsterdam per la desmitificació

+info:: >>>especulació i okupació



especulación y okupación (es)

Barcelona, 06.04.2005 19:00

Mobbing en Verdi 28: QUEREMOS AGUA!!!

Un caso claro de mobbing en Gràcia: Verdi 28 --- Recojida de firmas apollando a l*s inquilin*s de Verdi 28 --- Un jubilado vive en 30 m2 con agua y luz cortadas --- Vecin*s de tres pisos de Verdi 28 denuncian un caso de mobbing --- http://verdi28.org

[10Abr 12h] Mobbing en Verdi 28 ::: Cadena solidaria de garrafas de agua ::: QUEREMOS AGUA!!! desde pl diamant a Verdi 28. Trae tu garrafa!
[9Abr 18h] Manifestación contra la especulación al Ateneu Santboià

--- otras actividades : Concentración contra INMORIMA3 SL - 1 Aniv.La Banka Rota - Ciclo de charlas sobre problemáticas ambientales en los Països Catalans - Escuela Popular de Valencià del CSO La Discòrdia - Ciudad, urbanismo y especulación - cine y debate - concierto sagarroi en navalkejigo --- desallotjaments : El Manantial - Marichi Wei --- noves okupacions : Manresa - can marbre (vilanova i la geltrú) - La Maranya (Lleida) --- lugares en peligro : Poblenou - Esplugues con el caufec - Llucalari - Cala Tamariua - Muntanyans en Torredembarra --- altres : Los jóvenes y la vivienda - Dura represión contra la manifestación pro-ocupación (Madrid) - Estos pisos no son para tí - Nueve años de HAMSA - Huerto Urbano Velluters - desde amsterdam por la desmitificación

+info:: >>>especulación i okupación



PA Legislature To Tax Food?

Pittsburgh, 06.04.2005 18:01

Five finger your groceries? It's either that or pay 5 cents on each dollar of groceries you buy.



Darfur Emergency Protest in Squirrel Hill

Pittsburgh, 06.04.2005 18:01

Darfur Emergency Protest in Squirrel Hill



Detenidos en el Corte

Argentina, 06.04.2005 16:20

Miercoles 6 de abril 2005 | URGENTE.
Piqueteros detenidos en Córdoba



UC Santa Cruz Students Kick Military Recruiters Off Campus

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2005 16:20

On April 5, about 300 UC Santa Cruz students led by Students Against War (SAW) kicked Army, Navy and Marine Corps recruiters out of the annual Career Center Job Fair, marking yet another success for the nation-wide counter-military recruitment campaign.
Full Coverage On Santa Cruz Indymedia



Anti-War Organization Gets Visit from the SFPD

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2005 15:00

Bay Area United Against War (or B.A.U.A.W.) was visited by the SFPD on April 2nd. The police were waiting at Centro del Pueblo when BAUAW members arrived for their meeting on Saturday. The police, who claimed to have been sent by Lt. Lynch of the Richmond Police Station, asked questions such as how many people would attend the meeting and how many were expected for the upcoming "demonstration" at Washington High School. When they were told that they didn't belong at the meeting, the police officers said that they were "part of the community," so they should be allowed to be there for the public meeting. In a statement, BAUAW said, "Police Officers do not have a right to attend and ask questions at an antiwar meeting! Their presence is intimidating." Lt. Lynch, when he was confronted on Sunday, said that this statement reflected BAUAW members' negative attitude towards the police. Read More



Mayday 2001 Mass Detention Compensation Claim Fails

United Kingdom, 06.04.2005 12:20

Nearly four years after police trapped thousands of protestors in Oxford Circus for 7 hours without access to toilets, food or water during the Mayday 2001 protests, the High Court has has rejected compensation claims that people's "right to liberty" under the European Convention on Human Rights had been breached.

The compensation claims were brough by Lois Austin and Geoffrey Saxby who were caught by the police action in surrounding thousands of protestors - their lawyer argued that detaining people for a short while might be justified in certain circumstances, but that holding people for over seven hours was illegal imprisonment.

After a two week court case, on Wednesday 23rd March, Mr Justice Tugendhat said the Metropolitan Police were "duty bound" to impose an absolute cordon to prevent violence and the risk of injury to persons and property. He said the case was about the right to liberty and public order "and not about freedom of speech or freedom of assembly", adding that if water and toilets had been provided, "they would have been used as weapons against the police by a minority of the crowd".

There are around 150 other claims by people held by the police operation which were depending on the test case outcome. The two are now set to take the case to appeal.

Civil Liberties organisations fear the judgement will encourage the police to use similar methods in the future, specifically at the G8 Summit in Scotland this July. Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, said: "Today's judgment should alarm anyone who believes in the right to protest or that people should not be detained en masse like cattle."

See: High Court Outcome Report | Trial Report | Report and Mayday 2001 Pictures | Red Pepper Interview with Case Witness

For original 2001 coverage of the Mayday Protests see:
Indymedia Reports | Indymedia Timeline | Schnews | Undercurrents | Urban 75



Lei-quadro não define água como bem-público

Portugal, 06.04.2005 11:30

Lei-quadro não define água como bem-público



Tent University Santa Cruz, April 18-22: Claiming UCSC As Our Own

Santa Cruz, CA, 06.04.2005 10:01

From April 18-22, they will camp by the hundreds. UC Santa Cruz students, staff, and faculty -- not to mention dozens and dozens of community members -- will converge on the fields at the base of the campus for Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC), which promises to be among the largest political gatherings in the recent history of UCSC.

TUSC will essentially be a creative and powerful form of resistance to the ever-growing culture of oppression of which UCSC is a part, as well as an opportunity to define and create the kind of world we wish to live in. In glaring contrast to the University of California, which is driven almost solely by economic imperatives, Tent University will function based on principles of liberty, solidarity, community, and creativity. UCSC faculty will lead their classes there, rather than in their classrooms; representatives of various community organizations and movements will hold teach-ins and workshops; and students will teach their own classes on a wide variety of subjects.

Besides operating as its own semi-autonomous university, Tent University will also be a giant cultural festival, complete with numerous local bands and cultural clubs performing. It will mark a convergence of the campus' many vibrant movements, including the ongoing workers' struggle, a walk-out to defend public education on April 20th, and resistance to the campus' continued taxing of the natural environment (and the infrastructure of the greater city of Santa Cruz) to make way for thousands of more students. The final two days of Tent U will be devoted to a series of elaborate, mass-democracy sessions, where the entire group of Tent U campers will collectively devise a platform of demands to present to the University and the State Legislature.



UCSC Students Kick Military Recruiters Off Campus

Santa Cruz, CA, 06.04.2005 08:01

On April 5, about 300 UC Santa Cruz students led by Students Against War (SAW) kicked Army, Navy and Marine Corps recruiters out of the annual Career Center Job Fair, marking yet another success for the nation-wide counter-military recruitment campaign. (Call to Action!)

Joined by Watsonville’s Brown Berets, SAW protesters gathered for a rally at the campus bookstore and occupied the streets in a traffic-stopping procession up to the Stevenson Event Center where the Job Fair was being held. Students were motivated by fiery speeches about the racist, sexist, classist and heterosexist biases of the military, all of which are in violation of the UC Santa Cruz’s non-discrimination policies.

As the march began, a small group of students infiltrated the Job Fair and surrounded recruiter’s tables, chanting and linking arms. This small group was soon joined by more students from the march who pushed their way through front and side doors, chanting, “Whose Campus? Our Campus!” as Job Fair administrations attempted to literally shove them out the door.

Ultimately, 100 students were able to surround recruiters’ tables while the remaining 200 marchers stayed outside the Event Center, blocking the entrances and chanting in support of those on the inside.

Audio: FRSC: Santa Cruz Kicks out the Marines!! | Anti Military Recruitment PSA

Photos: Military Recruiters Off Campus 1 | 2 | 3 | UCSC Kicks OUT Military



Anti-War Organization Gets Visit from the SFPD

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2005 07:20

Bay Area United Against War (or B.A.U.A.W.) was visited by the SFPD on April 2nd. The police were waiting at Centro del Pueblo when BAUAW members arrived for their meeting on Saturday. The police, who claimed to have been sent by Lt. Lynch of the Richmond Police Station, asked questions such as how many people would attend the meeting and how many were expected for the upcoming "demonstration" at Washington High School. When they were told that they didn't belong at the meeting, the police officers said that they were "part of the community," so they should be allowed to be there for the public meeting. In a statement, BAUAW said, "Police Officers do not have a right to attend and ask questions at an antiwar meeting! Their presence is intimidating." Lt. Lynch, when he was confronted on Sunday, said that this statement reflected BAUAW members' negative attitude towards the police.

As part of B.A.U.A.W.'s campaign to implement Proposition N, the ballot measure that S.F. voters approved last year to bring all the troops home now from Iraq, they were planning a counter-recruitment information table at a career fair at the school for Tuesday, April 5th. This is not the kind of demonstration that would require police-issued permits. BAUAW says, "The police have no right to show up at our meetings where we discuss our antiwar work. We have filed a formal complaint against the police for this intrusion on our rights and are seeking legal advice to prevent them from doing it again without good cause." Read more

BAUAW's website



Seeking Portland Vets Against the War

Portland, 06.04.2005 06:21

Veterans against warPortland, Oregon Independent Producer seeking Iraq War (and previous war) Veterans who oppose the war for short independent documentary project... showing potential recruits the realities of the war in Iraq. Your participation in this project will help give potential recruits a better view of the realities of military service. Veterans of color, female veterans, sexual minorities, and disabled veterans are especially encouraged to apply. [ Read More ] [ Veterans Against the Iraq War | Contact veterandocumentary@yahoo.com for more information. ]



Sea Shepherd &amp; Humane Society documenting brutal seal hunts in Canada

Portland, 06.04.2005 06:21

We've all seen photos of baby harp seals; with their white coats and big dark eyes, they're quite adorable animals. Most of us have also heard of the yearly hunts that target them for their pelts, and leave their skinned bodies to rot all over the ice. This annual slaughter of hundreds of thousands of animals, subsidized by the Canadian government, is cruel, economically unnecessary and is also the largest single killing of marine animals that happens every year.

An on-the-ground scientific study found that 42% of the seals were skinned while they were still alive. Babies are killed in front of their mothers. Mother seals chase after their babies as their babies' still struggling bodies are dragged away on hooks. The level of cruelty of which humans are capable is disgusting beyond words. Someone complained about one of the graphic photos of the seal hunt posted to this site. This story is about the graphic acts themselves.

This year, both the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have crews in Canada to document the hunt. Activists are prevented from approaching an active seal hunt closer than half a nautical mile without permission from the Candadian government. A permit to "observe" from no closer than 10 meters is the best one can get. Activists with and without such permits have been threatened and attacked while obeying the law, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and U.S. Coast Guard have been siding with the hunters.

Some of these stories have been posted here to portland indymedia, but you can follow the updates, daily in some cases, at a couple of different websites:

read more >>

resources: [ Sea Shepherd "What you can do to help" page | HSUS "Protect Seals: What You Can Do" page | Boycott Canada | harpseals.org | International Fund for Animal Welfare ]



“The Place Is Called Wahallich”

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2005 06:20

4/5/2005: RMC Pacific Materials of Pleasanton, California, is proposing to destroy half of Jesse Morrow Mountain. Jesse Morrow Mountain is on the north side of Highway 180 (designated a scenic highway by the federal, state, and county governments.) RMC proposes a one-hundred-year plan to provide for local gravel needs by mining 400 acres of the mountain to a depth of several hundred feet. Once a week, the mountain will be blasted open with dynamite to “produce the desired aggregate.” An “aggregate processing plant” (i.e., a rock crushing machine) will be built on site. There will be in excess of eighty daily round-trip deliveries by gravel truck with operations occurring approximately 315 days a year. Currently RMC has not been granted a permit to begin operations, and they have not filed an environmental impact report on the project.
Read More | Centraval Valley Indymedia



Thousands Turn Out To Protest Arnold's Proposed Special Election

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2005 06:20

4/5/2005: Thousands of nurses, firefighters, teachers, and labor activists converged outside the Ritz-Carlton hotel in San Francisco this evening to protest a Schwarzenegger fundraiser for a proposed fall special election. Protesters spilled through police lines and blockaded all four corners surrounding the hotel; several dignitaries, including George Shultz and his wife's car, were surrounded by angry crowds as they entered the fundraiser. Schwarzenegger is pushing initiatives that would curtail state worker pensions, change the way teachers are paid, and establish new fiscal controls affecting schools.
California Nurses Association Contingent at 3/19 Anti-War March | Flyer | Read More | Schwarzenegger Runs into Fresno Protest | Nurses Protest At Governor's Super Bowl Party | Workers in California Struggle to Save Lunchbreaks



Anti-War

Sydney, 06.04.2005 03:22

BRING THE TROOPS HOME, HMAS Tobruk!



Thousands Turn Out To Protest Arnold's Proposed Special Election

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2005 03:20

4/5/2005: Thousands of nurses, teachers and labor activists have converged outside the Ritz-Carlton hotel in San Francisco this evening to protest a Schwarzenegger fundraiser for a proposed fall special election. Schwarzenegger is pushing initiatives that would curtail state worker pensions, change the way teachers are paid, and establish new fiscal controls affecting schools.
California Nurses Association Contingent at 3/19 Anti-War March | Flyer | Read More | Schwarzenegger Runs into Fresno Protest | Nurses Protest At Governor's Super Bowl Party | Workers in California Struggle to Save Lunchbreaks



“The Place Is Called Wahallich”

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2005 03:20

4/5/2005: Let’s begin with a few facts. RMC Pacific Materials of Pleasanton, California, is proposing to destroy half of Jesse Morrow Mountain. Jesse Morrow Mountain is on the north side of Highway 180 (designated a scenic highway by the federal, state, and county governments.) You see it when you’re on the way to Kings Canyon/Sequoia right after you take the hard left turn on 180 and head due east toward the Sierra Nevada. It’s the huge mountain just past the old schoolhouse, now a restaurant, the Sherwood Inn. The south face of the mountain looks out over Sanger and Reedley and its north face drops down to the little community of Piedra and what’s left of the Kings River.

RMC proposes a one-hundred-year plan to provide for local gravel needs by mining 400 acres of the mountain to a depth of several hundred feet. Once a week, the mountain will be blasted open with dynamite to “produce the desired aggregate.” An “aggregate processing plant” (i.e., a rock crushing machine) will be built on site. There will be in excess of eighty daily round-trip deliveries by gravel truck with operations occurring approximately 315 days a year. Currently RMC has not been granted a permit to begin operations, and they have not filed an environmental impact report on the project. See the story HERE



Police Pepper Spray on Non-Violent Protestors Back in Court

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2005 02:20

After nearly eight years, two trials, a trip to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, the “Pepper Spray 8” – forest activists whose eyes were swabbed with pepper spray-soaked q-tips during peaceful protests – are heading back to court for trial number three. “We’re hoping the third time’s the charm,” said Plaintiff Spring Lundberg, who was seventeen when members of the Humboldt County Sheriffs Department held her eyelids open while applying pepper spray during a sit-in at Pacific Lumber Company in protest of ancient redwood logging in Headwaters forest.

This civil rights trial will be heard again in federal court after two hold-out jurors prevented a verdict in the September 2004 trial. At issue is whether police used excessive force when they forced pepper spray into the eyes of protesters staging a sit-in. The defendants are Humboldt County Sheriffs' Dept., Eureka Police Dept., the former Sheriff and current Sheriff of that county.

Read more
More Details at the No Pepper Spray website.



Indigenous sovereignty now!

Perth, 06.04.2005 01:31

Uncle Kevin Buzzacott Arrested



Food Not Bomb

LA, 06.04.2005 00:00

LA Food Not Bombs (LAFNB) Serves Free Meals to Hungry People



Australian Indigenous leader arrested

Melbourne, 05.04.2005 22:21

Indigenous Elder arrested at Aboriginal Tent Embassy



Housing still major issue as New Forest becomes latest National Park.

United Kingdom, 05.04.2005 21:20

The New Forest in Hampshire has become the latest National Park in the last
month. A meeting of the National Park Authority will convene on April the
11th to officially take over the running of the forest. But does this change
in status mean anything for the forest, the wildlife in the area, and local
residents? Will this mark a significant change in the protection of species
within the forest? Some local campaigners think not.



Members of House hear allegations of False Data concerning Yucca Mountain Nucleur Waste Repository

DC, 05.04.2005 21:01

Emails are the center of a scandal that could affect the use of the Yucca Mountain as a nucleur waste dump site. House members of the Federal Workforce and Agency Organization Subcommittee met tuesday to hear whether allegations of false data created by United States Geological Survey employees were true. Selina Musuta of the dc radio coop gives an update from the capitol. Audio



Dear Friends and Well Wishers of Damu Smith

DC, 05.04.2005 21:01

April 1, 2005 On behalf of Damu and the Spirit of Hope Team, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your prayers and well wishes. Damu is reading all your e-mails and his spirits have been lifted higher with every one he reads. We wanted to let you know that there is now an online venue for donations to help our beloved brother deal with the mounting costs of cancer treatment and his day-to-day needs. To contribute online please point your browser to http://www.thepraxisproject.org/damu.html.



&quot; . . Ridden Roughshod Over By The Might Of Shell, The Irish State . . &quot;

Ireland, 05.04.2005 18:30

Letter To Norwegian Ambassador Regarding Shell/Statoil Operations In Mayo FROM: Padhraig Campbell, Campaign for Protection of Resources, Freeport, Barna, Co Galway Majella McCarron, Ogoni Solidarity Ireland TO: His Excellency the Norwegian Ambassador, Mr Truls Hanevold, Norwegian Embassy, Molesworth St, Dublin 2 Monday, 4th April, 2005 Your Excellency, We are writing to you in support of the landowners and stake-holders affected by the operational activities of the Corrib North Consortium of Shell, Statoil and Marathon. As the Norwegian government currently owns 70% of Statoil, we call on your government to instruct the board of Statoil to stop the coercive intrusion on the lands of families who are being hauled before the High Court in Dublin by Shell on behalf of the consortium of which Statoil is a member. The genuine fears and concerns of the residents are being ridden roughshod over by the might of Shell, the Irish state, local authorit FROM: Padhraig Campbell, Campaign for Protection of Resources, Freeport, Barna, Co Galway / Majella McCarron, Ogoni Solidarity Ireland TO: His Excellency the Norwegian Ambassador, Mr Truls Hanevold, Norwegian Embassy, Dublin 2 Monday, 4th April, 2005 Your Excellency, We are writing to you in support of the landowners and stake-holders affected by the operational activities of the Corrib North Consortium of Shell, Statoil and Marathon. As the Norwegian government currently owns 70% of Statoil, we call on your government to instruct the board of Statoil to stop the coercive intrusion on the lands of families who are being hauled before the High Court in Dublin by Shell on behalf of the consortium of which Statoil is a member. The genuine fears and concerns of the residents are being ridden roughshod over by the might of Shell, the Irish state, local authorities, semi-state bodies and the judicial process. Apart from the unprecedented use of an upstream pipeline so far inshore to a seriously unsafe proposed refinery, untreated raw gas at maximum pressure puts the lives and livelihoods of those families in serious danger. Allied to this is the fact that this high-pressure line passes under the highly-unstable landslide zone of Dooncarton Mountain, where landslides occured on the night of 19th September, 2003. This pipeline would not be allowed in Norway. We insist that the same standards that apply in Norway apply in Rossport, Co Mayo and in Ireland generally. Statoil and the Norwegian people will be the beneficiaries of the most generous tax deal in the world. However, serious questions are being asked as to how the oil companies have come to benefit from such an extent and as to the role that Ireland's former Energy Minister, the now disgraced Ray Burke, had in forming the oil tax deal that now pertains. Respectfully, Padhraig Campbell Majella McCarron BACKGROUND / RELATED LINKS Shell Granted Restraining Order Against Mayo Residents By High Court Comprehensive High Court Report Mid-West Radio Audio Report On Residents Confronting Shell: March 1st 2005 Shell In Mayo: Summary Of Issues Detailed Indymedia Feature: Shell: The New Aristocracy In Mayo http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/apr2005/dsc_4361norway.jpg



BlackBox Radio for 4/5/05

Michigan, 05.04.2005 17:02

BlackBox Radio airs today at 6PM on WCBN-FM (88.3FM in Ann Arbor). BlackBox Radio is produced in the studios of WCBN and can be heard every Tuesday from 6:00-6:30PM. It is also be available for download from the MichiganIMC.

On this week's show: Transgender health care, spoken word artists Climbing Poetree, and the University of Michigan's 40th Anniversary Teach-In. Plus, more local, national, and international news.

BlackBox Radio is an all-volunteer group comprised of students and non-students from the Ann Arbor area. There are opportunities to get involved in many ways, including research, field recording, interviewing, audio editing, and more.

Listen to the show! [high quality (27.7MB) | lower quality (13.8MB)]

To send feedback or learn more, email radio AT michiganimc.org.



CCNY Students Begin Hunger Strike to Protest Suspension of Counter-Recruiters

NYC, 05.04.2005 16:01

CCNY Faculty and students have begun a three-day hunger strike at City College to protest the arrest and suspension of students involved in a protest against military recruitment on campus.

CCNY Professor Bill Crain writes: "Join Chithra KarunaKaran, Susan DiRaimo, students and me in a 3-day hunger strike in protest of the belligerent arrests and suspensions of the three students and the staff member as a result of the March 9 protest against military recruitment at CCNY. Our purpose is to draw attention to the seriousness of the repression of the right to free speech and assembly, and to call for dropping the charges."

A recent hunger strike by Georgetown students was successful in bringing a "living wage" to the Georgetown campus after years of obfuscation and delay.

Support the CCNY 4



15 días en Huelga de Hambre

santiago, 05.04.2005 12:22

Mujeres Cesantes debieron ser trasladadas al hospital.



Cesar Chavez Celebrations in the Monterey Bay Area

Santa Cruz, CA, 05.04.2005 09:01

A March 31st Cesar Chavez celebration dinner benefit for the Davenport Resource Services Center, brought 150 mole contest tasters to Mission Church for an evening of good food, laughter, music, story telling and a film preview of “Latinos Finding their Place on the North Coast.”
Invitation to the Celebration: en español and in english

In the Watsonville city-center plaza, 63 Brown Beret members and friends celebrated the Chavez birthday holiday with a Youth Empowerment Rally featuring youth spokespersons, local politicians and representatives from support organizations.
Photos: The People Celebrate Chavez Birthday in Santa Cruz and Watsonville

On Sunday April 3, more than 1,200 people marched through the streets of Salinas and rallied at the Cesar Chavez Library. While we honored the life struggle of Cesar Chavez, we too struggle to keep the Libraries open in Salinas. Conncetions were easily made between the US government policy of endless war around the world and the closing of community resources such as the entire library system.
Photos: Cesar Chavez honored in Salinas, la lucha sigue...



Demand accurate voting in Washington State

Portland, 05.04.2005 06:21

Your immediate action is needed to ensure safe and accurate elections in the state of Washington. The legislators must hear from all of us as soon as possible, or we may lose our chance to ensure paper ballots in Washington. ESSB 5395 requires a voter-verified paper record of each vote, makes that paper record the official record for recounts and audits, and requires an audit of the records produced by electronic voting machines. This is a good bill. It was passed unanimously by the Washington State Senate, and by the House State Government Operations and Accountability Committee. Now two auditors, Bob Terwilliger of Snohomish County and Corky Mattingly of Yakima County, have written to the legislators, attempting to kill the bill before it is enacted, claiming the bill is supported *only by a few vocal citizens. act now >>

[ pdx indymedia Election Fraud stories ]



24-Hour Read-In in Salinas Held to Protest Library Closure

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.04.2005 06:00

Local and regional authors, poets, activists, artists, and other library supporters brought an “Emergency 24-hour “Read-In” to life in Salinas this weekend. They gathered around the Cesar Chavez Public Library, which was slated for closure along with the entire Salinas library system due to budget shortfalls. With a small tent city erected on the back lawn, and pro-library/anti-war banners hanging from the fences, the non-stop rally and read-in featured a non-stop “reading throne” near the library’s front door, a main 24-hour stage on the other side, and organization booths and information tables.

Many of the people who were in attendance repeatedly made reference to the fact that hundreds of billions have now been spent on the unjust Iraq War, and yet five million dollars cannot be found to keep the Salinas libraries open. For one speaker, Fernando Suarez, this issue went beyond simple economics when he told of how his son joined the U.S. Army and was later killed fighting in Iraq. Fernando is now a member of Gold Star Families for Peace.

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Read More on Indybay's Poverty and Housing Page | Santa Cruz IMC Coverage



24-Hour Read-In in Salinas Held to Protest Library Closure

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.04.2005 05:00

Local and regional authors, poets, activists, artists, and other library supporters brought an “Emergency 24-hour “Read-In” to life this weekend. They gathered around the Cesar Chavez Public Library in Salinas, which was slated for closure along with the entire Salinas library system due to budget shortfalls. With a small tent city erected on the back lawn, and pro-library/anti-war banners hanging from the fences, the non-stop rally and read-in featured a non-stop “reading throne” near the library’s front door, a main 24-hour stage on the other side, along with organization booths and information tables.

Many of the people who were in attendance repeatedly made reference to the fact that hundreds of billions have now been spent on the unjust Iraq War, and yet five million dollars cannot be found to keep the Salinas libraries open. For one speaker, Fernando Suarez, this issue went beyond simple economics when he told of how his son joined the U.S. Army and was later killed fighting in Iraq. Fernando is now a member of Gold Star Families for Peace.

Sponsors of the Emergency 24-Hour Read-In were CODEPINK, Salinas Action League, United Farmworkers of America, AFL-CIO, La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), Global Exchange, and The Citizen Project. Not in Our Name Bay Area was one of the co-sponsors.

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Santa Cruz IMC Coverage



women (en)

Barcelona, 05.04.2005 04:20

March 8 2005: We are all women

free womeon to be and to do

events: +O+Barcelona [3-11Mar] CAJEI events ::: Friday café ::: [8Mar] demonstration ::: [8-10Mar] Women's week in Corts ::: [12Mar] Days of wmen in struggle and struggling women +++ VI Wowmen's world strike +++ Wmen and revolution. Days of debate +++ Women of 36-39 in libraries+o+Vilafranca [8Mar]Antipatriarcchy week +o+Tortosa [8Mar]women's day +o+València [4-12Mar] I Antipatriarchy days: Women and environment ::: [8Mar] demonstration +o+Mallorca [7-10Mar]Wemen's week

poems and songs: Amore:::esclaus:::i'll tell you why

others: March 8, 2005, Intrernational Working Women's Day ::: Would you like to sign the March 8 manfesto? ::: A women's radio is born: "radio paca" ::: still injustice at the workplace ::: lack of job security is violence (web against firm closings) ::: 16-03-2005 - Women'Volunteer Group in support of women victims of gender violence ::: New version of the women's world charter for humankind ::: Mirages of memory ::: "woman word" ::: inclusive language ::: Death of Gladys Marn

+info :: >>>women



Alarm Tour

Houston, 05.04.2005 04:20

The Alarm is released in Houston and prepares for regional tour



Southeastern Regional Anarchist People of Color Conference Reportback

Richmond, 05.04.2005 04:01

Last weekend, March 25-27, radical people of color from across the nation gathered in Asheville, North Carolina. There, at the Southeastern Regional Conference of Anarchist People of Color, we breathed a collective sigh of relief and turned that shared breath into shared struggle: personal, social, and organizational relationships; histories, hopes, and plans for social change.

One of the very first questions asked in the opening discussion of the Southeast Regional was “What is anarchism?” Over the course of an hour, almost everyone present threw out their own definition, idea, or perspective on anarchism. The list of definitions began with “working to end all systems of domination” followed by “complete and total freedom, with a sense of responsibility, respect and collective effort.” Some said anarchism is simply no single, central doctrine; or simply the act of organizing outside of any institutions or system. A reoccurring definition that persisted throughout the conference was that of anarchism as self-definition and self-determination. This perspective seemed pressingly salient to the attending people of color, with the idea voiced repeatedly in many different ways, such as autonomia, zapatismo, hybridity, and recognizing/recreating who we are.

In all of these definitions, many emphasized that anarchism is very importantly something we do; the actions of our lives individually and collectively.



sexualities (en)

Barcelona, 05.04.2005 03:00

Farewell, homophobicChurch

Church and homosexuality: FACG denounces the "crusade" of the Catholic ::: the Church faces homosexuality::: Homosexuality, concentrations, lies and manipulation+++ Homofobia at the Cathedral::: the "unreasonable" ::: The Pope consders homosexuals marriage as the incarnation of evil :::The Archbishp of Pamplona prophesizes "an epidemic of homosexuality"::: The Vatican says that through gay marriage "a false currency is circulated"+++ gays associations ask not to bar the Church slot in the tax statament

Friday March 4, talk "Strategies and struggle against homophobia" + FAGC Celebration


+info:: >>>sexualities



U.S. Forest Service to hold open house

Arkansas, 05.04.2005 02:21

Some thirteen or fourteen months ago, many residents of Fayetteville and much of N.W. Arkansas found themselves engulfed in a veil of thick smoke; courtesy of the U.S. Congress, the Bush Administration, and the U.S. Forest Service. The smoke, a result of the newly-enacted Healthy Forests Restoration Act which passed Congress with much pressure from the Bush Administration, caused numerous respiratory and other health-related problems for many in the area.



sanitat (ca)

Barcelona, 05.04.2005 01:00

La Sanitat que ens cal: pública, gratuïta i universal

En defensa de la sanitat que volem: Programa de Federació de les Associacions per a la defensa de la Sanitat Pública + La privatització de la Sanitat Pública + En defensa de la Sanitat Pública + No a la Privatització de la Sanitat. Corbacho de la pancarta al consorci + La Sanitat que volen els ciutadans de l'Estat Espanyol

Notícies relacionades: Els factors socials i polítics de la salut pública: els estudis de Vicenç Navarro + El model sanitari català + Berguedà: per tenir ulls sans s'ha de pagar + El meu fill artur + El PP Europeu vota en contra de garantir la salut sexual de les dones + Gènere, treballs i salut a l'Estat Espanyol

+info:: >>>sanitat



sanidad (es)

Barcelona, 05.04.2005 01:00

La sanidad necesaria: pública, gratuita y universal

La sanidad que queremos:Programa de Federación de las Asociaciones para la defensa de la Sanidad Pública + La privatización de la Sanidad Pública + En defensa de la Sanidad Pública + No a la Privatización de la sanidad. Corbacho de la Pancarta al consorcio + La Sanitad que quieren los ciudadanos del Estado Español

otras infos::Los factores sociales y políticos de la salud pública: los estudios de Vicenç Navarro + El modelo sanitario catalán + Berguedà: Para tener ojos se ha de pagar + Mi hijo Artur + El PP Europeo vota en contra de garantizar la salud sexual de las mujeres + Género, trabajos y salud en el estado español

+info:: >>>sanidad



sano (eo)

Barcelona, 05.04.2005 01:00

La ŝtata sanservo antaŭ vojkruciĝo

Programo de la Federacio de Asocioj por la defendo de la Publika Sanservo + La privatigo de la Publika Sanservo + Defende de la Publika Sanservo + Ne al la privatigo de la Sanservo. Corbacho, de la manifestacio al la konsorcio

aliaj infoj:: La sociaj kaj politikaj faktoroj de la publika sanservo: la laboraĵoj de Vicenç Navarro + La kataluna sanmodelo + Berguedà: por havi sanajn okulojn necesas pagi + Mia filo Artur + La eŭropa Popola Partio voĉdonas kontraŭ la garantio pri seksa sano de la virinoj

+infoj:: >>>sano



Radio Free Nashville Launches After Eight Years of Labor

Tennessee, 04.04.2005 22:01

At 7pm on Sunday night, Radio Free Nashville flipped its switch, letting lose 100 watts of community-run audio programming to the southern section of Nashville over the 98.9 low-power FM frequency. Station founder Ginny Welsch gave a tear-filled greeting to the group of about 100 supporters, some of whom had worked with her for close to 8 years toward this goal. After a few words she choked up and couldn't continue. "This has been an 8 year birthing process," said programmer Dawn Kirk, taking the mic. "Most women take 9 months to birth something!"




<<<< You are on page 172 of 1069 pages >>>>
Jump to page: