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Argentina, 29.04.2005 14:30



Activists Hold Demonstration at Freeport-McMoRan CEO's Home

New Orleans, 29.04.2005 14:21

Activists Hold Demonstration at Freeport-McMoRan CEO's Home



New Reactor in Mississippi May Burden Minorities and the Poor, Nuclear Agency Says

New Orleans, 29.04.2005 14:21

New Reactor in Mississippi May Burden Minorities and the Poor, Nuclear Agency Says



�bersicht: Studiproteste im Mai

Germany, 29.04.2005 14:20

Im Januar hat das Bundesverfassungsgericht einstimmig entschieden, dass ein bundesweites Geb�hrenverbot sowie die Festschreibung von Verfassten Studierendenschaften, wie es das Hochschulrahmengesetz (HRG) des Bundes vorsah, verfassungswidrig ist. Dadurch ist - je nach Bundesland - mit der Einf�hrung von allgemeinen Studiengeb�hren zu rechnen (500 Euro sind vermutlich nur der Anfang).



Mayday DC-Convicted But Persevering

DC, 29.04.2005 14:01

6 Mayday DC defendants were found guilty by the jury at 1pm this afternoon, April 28, 2005.



Treating Immigrants Like Terrorists

NYC, 29.04.2005 13:31

NEW YORK, April 28 - Since January 2004, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has informed more than 300,000 immigrants that because there is a problem with their Social Security Number on file, their driver's license will be suspended unless they can provide a valid Social Security number.



Invite to all RNC and Critical Mass arrestees to come tonight to Still We Speak Rally, Friday 4/29/05

NYC, 29.04.2005 13:31

(from the Open Newswire): "Calling all RNC and Critical Mass arrestees to come to Still We Speak Rally Tonight, Friday 4/29/05 at Union Square South to protest NYC's crackdown on our first amendment right to speak and peacefully assemble. "The permitted rally will be from 5:30pm - 7:30 pm. At some point between 6:30pm and 7:00pm, we would love to have all the people who have been arrested at the RNC last August and/or on any of the Critical Mass bicycle rides to come up to the stage to show the impact of the City's crackdown on dissent."



Workers Solidarity

Melbourne, 29.04.2005 10:21

Mayday In Melbourne



India rejeita Coca-Cola

Portugal, 29.04.2005 08:30

India rejeita Coca-Cola



JTTF Verdict is In: 4 to 1 say Pack Your Bags, Gestapo

Portland, 29.04.2005 06:21

After some very eloquent public testimony, the city council today took the historic first step in whacking our society out of its complacency in the face of creeping fascism. At approximately 8pm tonight, we became the first city in the nation to call off the dogs. I'm tired after a long day, and so I will try to make this brief.

  • Potter calmly reassured those present that "the way we protect ourselves, is to take care of each other."
Suffice to say, there is finally a real mayor in city hall. Tom Potter took the time, both before and after the hearing, to talk to many of the people who came tonight, and to let them know they have been heard. At several points in the evening, he reminded people that he is the police commissioner, and he takes that responsibility seriously. Unlike the previous mayor, it seems, he does not intend to sit idly by while a rogue police force tramples the civil rights of the people of Portland. In a short speech he gave as the vote was being tallied, Mr. Potter referenced the corporate media's fearmongering attempts to force him to continue to blindly cooperate with the JTTF. He said that a media person had told him that, "If anything happens in the city, I'm toast." Not that this thought hasn't crossed my mind, or the minds of those who would like nothing more than to sabotage the effort to rid ourselves of the JTTF. But Potter calmly reassured those present that "the way we protect ourselves, is to take care of each other." read more >>

see also: [ WE ARE OUT OF THE PJTTF ]

related (previous to vote): [ Debunking Today's 'Oregonian' JTTF Coverage | JTTF: Fasten Your Seatbelts ]



Dos años de la inundación evitable de Santa Fe

Argentina, 29.04.2005 06:20

Viernes 29 de Abril 2005 | LLAMADA "CATÁSTROFE NATURAL" POR EL GOBIERNO
Dos años de la inundación evitable de Santa Fe



destakes radio indymedia

Argentina, 29.04.2005 06:00



Ciudad de las Artes S.A.

Argentina, 29.04.2005 06:00

Viernes 29 de abril 2005| Córdoba.
Ciudad de las Artes S.A.



Dos años de la inundación evitable de Santa Fe

Argentina, 29.04.2005 05:30

Viernes 29 de Abril 2005 | BAUTIZADA "CATÁSTROFE NATURAL" POR SUS RESPONSABLES POLÍTICOS
Dos años de la inundación evitable de Santa Fe



Victory for Forest Activists in Pepper Spray Trial

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.04.2005 05:20

San Francisco, CA. - The jury has just returned a unanimous verdict for the activists/plaintiffs, finding the County of Humboldt and City of Eureka liable for excessive force used by Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies and Eureka Police Officers when they applied pepper spray directly to the eyes of the eight nonviolent forest defense protesters in three incidents in 1997. Former sheriff Dennis Lewis and present sheriff Gary Philp also were found liable for causing the use of excessive force by ordering the unprecedented use of pepper spray on the passive, locked together sit-in demonstrators.

The jury awarded nominal damages of $1 to each of the plaintiffs, who made it clear all along that they weren't suing for the money, but to bring about a change of policy, to stop the use of pepper spray in Humboldt in the way it was used on them. A 2003 settlement offer by the activists, who felt vindicated after their trip to the Court of Appeals, contained similar terms to the outcome of this lawsuit; law enforcement will be deterred from applying pepper spray directly to the eyes of peaceful people, and Humboldt County and City of Eureka will owe for attorneys fees that may reach over a million dollars following two additional jury trials.

Attorneys for the pepper spray Plaintiffs, Dennis Cunningham, J. Tony Serra, Bob Bloom, Ben Rosenfeld and Bill Simpich, made up part of the award winning legal team that beat the FBI in 2002 on behalf of Earth First! Organizer Judi Bari, who was the victim of a car bomb assassination attempt in 1990, which was covered up by the FBI and Oakland Police.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 No Pepper Spray Website



Hey DC-GET IN THE GAME!

DC, 29.04.2005 05:01

Recently I read a report that someone in an aid program in Africa was asked why Americans aren't "rioting in the streets" over Bush's lie to start the war. I often wonder the same about the pace of evictions in this town to make way for genttrification.



Voices With Vision -- Emancipation and Reparations

DC, 29.04.2005 05:01

It was on April 16, in 1862, that United States President Abraham Lincoln freed more than 3,000 enslaved African Americans in DC. It was nine months before Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Voices With Vision, a progressive mix of voices, news, music and spoken word Audio



U.S. Out of Iraq: Forum Features Conyers, Woolsey, Lee, Ellsberg

DC, 29.04.2005 05:01

A forum held in a US House of Representatives office building on April 28 brought together leaders of the movement to withdraw US troops from Iraq, including Congresswomen Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee, both California Democrats and Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Woolsey is the sponsor of H. Con. Res. 35, a resolution calling for the withdrawal of troops to begin immediately.



Howard University Workers' Living Wage Campaign Heats Up

DC, 29.04.2005 05:01

LEDE: From George Washington University to University of Mary Washington, students are demanding that service workers on their campus recieve living wages and better working conditions. Now that fight is heating up on the campus of Washington, DC's Howard University, a historically black college. Selina Musuta of the dc radio coop reports from the District of Columbia. Audio



Victory for Forest Activists in Pepper Spray Trial

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.04.2005 04:30

San Francisco, CA. - The jury has just returned a unanimous verdict for the activists/plaintiffs, finding the County of Humboldt and City of Eureka liable for excessive force used by Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies and Eureka Police Officers when they applied pepper spray directly to the eyes of the eight nonviolent forest defense protesters in three incidents in 1997. Former sheriff Dennis Lewis and present sheriff Gary Philp also were found liable for causing the use of excessive force by ordering the unprecedented use of pepper spray on the passive, locked together sit-in demonstrators.

The jury awarded nominal damages of $1 to each of the plaintiffs, who made it clear all along that they weren't suing for the money, but to bring about a change of policy, to stop the use of pepper spray in Humboldt in the way it was used on them. They hope and expect that the verdict will reverberate far beyond rural Humboldt County, California to make it clear that police can not use the extremely painful pepper spray on non-violent people to coerce them.

More | No Pepper Spray Website



State Green Party Meeting to Be Held in Urbana

Urbana-Champaign, 29.04.2005 04:01

The Illinois Green Party State Party meeting will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 29- May 1, hosted by the UIUC Campus Greens. Representatives from Green Party locals from all over the state will be in attendance. Several great workshops are open to the public!



Weekly Demonstration For Police Accountability in Jernard Thomas Murder

New Orleans, 29.04.2005 03:01

Weekly Demonstration For Police Accountability in Jernard Thomas Murder



Activists Hold Demonstration at Freeport-McMoRan CEO's Home

New Orleans, 29.04.2005 03:01

Activists Hold Demonstration at Freeport-McMoRan CEO's Home



Activists Hold Demonstration at Freeport-McMoRan CEO's Home

New Orleans, 29.04.2005 03:01

Activists Hold Demonstration at Freeport-McMoRan CEO's Home



Banner hung on OHSU's Primate Center

Portland, 29.04.2005 02:20

During World Week for Animals In Laboratories (April 23-30), activists hung a banner on the sign at the main entrance to OHSU's Oregon National Regional Primate center

According to a communication, activists encouraged others to: "Let the primate center know what you think of their crap research. Hang a banner. Visit a vivisector's house. Throw a brick. Invest in some spray paint. Let people know what's going on inside the hellhole of OHSU."



Save the Filibuster march in Bend

Portland, 29.04.2005 02:20

The crowd gathered at 5PM (about 65) There were some chants and Z21 interviewed several people. We chanted some chants:

-Don't give up the fight, our courts, our rights

-Save our courts

- E.M.P.I.R.E. does not spell demorcracy

We marched up Oregon Street to Wall, accross Greenwood and up the the Deschutes County Court house where several people spoke.

read more >>Senate majority (Republican) leaders have made it plain that either the Democratic majority must allow the Republicans to appoint Bush's extreme anti-environmental nominees for the Federal judiciary OR the Republicans will go ahead with what they (Republicans) coined as their "nuclear option" -- eliminating the long-standing Senate rule that allows unlimited debate on votes that rise to the level of issues of conscience for the minority. That's what filibusters have generally been about -- issues of conscience -- as when Oregon's Senator Hatfield attempted a one-man filibuster against the development of a neutron bomb back in the 1970's.

It turns out that the Senate Democrats have what they don't call, but could be called, their own "nuclear option." Democrats have made it plain that either the Republican majority must back down and allow vetting of Bush's extremist anti-environmental nominees for the Federal judiciary OR the Democrats will slow the Senate down to a crawl and block all legislation (except for matters of national security). When you look back at the history of this Congress, shutting down all legislation doesn't look like a bad idea. Shutting down the Senate would mean no more of Bush's so-called "reforms" -- bankruptcy "reform", tort "reform" -- and it would preclude any more talk of so-called "Social Security reform."

The other "nuclear option"read more >>

related: [ FilibusterFilibusterFilibuster ]



Mayday 2005 - Euromayday and More

United Kingdom, 29.04.2005 01:20

This years Mayday Events sees Euromayday protests and actions happening in 20 cities around Europe, all based around the theme of 'precarity'. The Euromayday events have been happening over the last years in Europe, and getting bigger every year, with parades of causalised workers, temps, part-timers, immigrants and unemployed marching through Europe's capitals to demand new social rights for the most marginalised [see audio background interviews one twofrom globalproject.info]

In London, there's a euroMAYDAY/Flexmob action, but the location is secret up until Sunday May 1st, when the details will be texted to people's mobile phones. Also in London, there the usual TUC Trade Union March meeting up at 12pm. At 2pm there's also the Spacehijackers vs MPs cricket match at 2pm in Parliament Square. Later in the eveing there's a benefit for

Also in London, Critical Mass will be celebrating their 11th year of monthly bike rides with a huge bike ride event on Friday 29th April, as well as a G8 bike ride benefit in the evening of May 1st. Also check out the other Critical Mass rides taking place around the country for Mayday weekend.

In Glasgow, there's a Reclaim The Streets Party happening at 1pm, and the Camcorder Guerillas are screening their new G8 film "Why Close the G8" at 4pm, while the usual STUC Mayday Rally takes place at George Square at 11am. On Friday there's also a Critical Mass bike ride.

In Sedgefield (Blair's constituancy) there's a pre-election Mayday WMD Festival running May 1st-2nd with music, comedy and a peace camp set up.

In Dublin in Ireland, scene of last years major Against Fortress Europe Mayday demonstrations, there's an Anti-G8 Reclaim The Streets Party on Monday 2nd, as well as a Euromayday Precarity Block on the usual Trade Unions march on Saturday 30th April.

See Also:
Manchester: Radical Bookfair 30th April | Critical Mass 1pm | Picnic 2pm | Plus Ministry of Truth ID Cards Street Theatre on Trade Union March
Liverpool: Friday Critical Mass | Saturday Gig | May 1st TUC Trade Union March
London: 30th April Anti-authoritarian Film Festival
Oxford: May 2nd: Protest against war on Iraq and pensions
Worthing Friday Anti-G8 Critical Mass
Euromayday Net Parade | CopyRiot euroLANparty005



EDO activists in Court again.

United Kingdom, 29.04.2005 01:20

After their High Court appearance earlier in the month 1, and the adjournment then, 10 EDO activists where again at the High Court on Friday the 22nd of April to have their case heard. Representatives of the Arms Manufacturer EDO/MBM technologies have sought an injunction to effectively prevent protests outside their premises in Brighton. The proposed injunction would prevent any artificial noise or amplification devices from being in the “exclusion zone”. This effectively amounts to a private corporation buying its own private martial laws enforceable by the police.



Political Art

Sydney, 29.04.2005 00:21

Songs to fly kites to



Transgender Law in Massachusetts and Beyond

Boston, 29.04.2005 00:01

How are trans people treated under the law in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the U.S.? This is an audio recording of a talk by attorney Cole Thayer at the Harvard Law School from Tuesday, April 26.



Immigrant Rights Rally Fast Becoming May Day Tradition in Boston

Boston, 28.04.2005 23:01

According to the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Coalition, international immigration to the Commonwealth is responsible for both the population growth and the net labor force growth experienced here in the 1990s. An ever growing coalition of immigrant, labor, religious and community organizations that organizes the perennial ‘MayDay Rally for Immigrants Rights’ has had their finger on the pulse of the demographic shift in the state.



Afrocolombianos

Colombia, 28.04.2005 23:00

Masacre de jóvenes en Buenaventura



Demonstrators hold Nashville Rally to Save the Judiciary from Right Wing Extremists

Tennessee, 28.04.2005 22:02

Approximately 80 protesters gathered in front of the Federal Building in downtown Nashville Wednesday to demonstrate against attempts by the right wing to gain control of the judiciary. Demonstrators urged Senator Alexander to vote against breaking a 200-yr. old Senate Rule to stack the Court with Right-Wing Judges in lieu of a vote expected this week. Chanting "Save Our Courts" for an hour and holding signs, the concerned citizens were greeted mostly with positive horn honking and thumbs up from passersby on Broadway. The event, which was part of a national day of action, was organized by MoveOn.Org and coincided with demonstrations happening in 180 cities across the country.



Rennie dump

Hamilton, 28.04.2005 21:00

Removal of toxic waste from Rennie already a problem.



NICARÁGUA

Brasil, 28.04.2005 19:30

Manifestações contra aumento das passagens de ônibus ameaçam presidente



Women's Global Charter for Humanity

Maritimes, 28.04.2005 18:30

World March of Women bring Women's Global Charter for Humanity to Moncton on May 4th



JTTF: Fasten Your Seatbelts

Portland, 28.04.2005 18:01

Portland's decision tonite is very important, not only for the people of this city, but for the nation. If we finally sever ties with the JTTF, we will be the first city in the country to do so. Our courage will be contagious. And they know it. It's that domino thing they hate so much.

Don't get me wrong, this is far from the unequivocal in-your-face pullout that I would prefer. Too many loose ends still dangle, too many loopholes remain open. But this, if it happens, is one small stone that starts the landslide.

And so, the pressure is on. Thank God we have a real mayor this time, who might just put the best interests of the people ahead of concerns about what the corporate media will say. In any event, it's been a bumpy ride and it's not over yet. All the commissioners are still tallying public opinion, so if you would like to voice your thoughts, now would be a good time to be calling their offices. And if you want to see an interesting show, come down to the city hall at 6:30 this evening.



Bay Area Group Counters Image of &quot;Happy Cows&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.04.2005 18:00

East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA), a San Francisco Bay Area-based animal advocacy organization, unveiled their findings of its investigation of the California dairy industry earlier this week. According to the group, their graphic documentation reveals systematic animal neglect at dairy farms across the state. EBAA documented conditions at farm operations in five of California's top producing dairy counties (Merced, San Joaquin, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Tulare). These finding seem to counter the "Happy Cows" marketing campaign, which each year the California Milk Advisory Board spends $37 million to promote. In California, dairy concentrated animal feeding operations commonly confine several thousand cows on limited acreage. Cows are denied adequate protection from severe weather conditions. The pasture-less dry lot system increases the incidence of infection, disease and injury among the cow population. According to California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District, California dairies pose a serious threat to humans living in surrounding rural communities. In 2004, the California Pollution Control Financing Authority allocated $70 million in state bond funds to expand large dairy operations, which produce significant amounts of pollution from cow manure. Reports: 1, 2.



Animal Rights Group Counters Image of Central Valley's &quot;Happy Cows&quot;, Documents Pollution

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.04.2005 18:00

East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA), a San Francisco Bay Area-based animal advocacy organization, unveiled their findings of its investigation of the California dairy industry earlier this week. According to the group, their graphic documentation reveals systematic animal neglect at dairy farms across the state. EBAA documented conditions at farm operations in five of California's top producing dairy counties (Merced, San Joaquin, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Tulare). These finding seem to counter the "Happy Cows" marketing campaign, which each year the California Milk Advisory Board spends $37 million to promote. In California, dairy concentrated animal feeding operations commonly confine several thousand cows on limited acreage. Cows are denied adequate protection from severe weather conditions. The pasture-less dry lot system increases the incidence of infection, disease and injury among the cow population. According to California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District, California dairies pose a serious threat to humans living in surrounding rural communities. In 2004, the California Pollution Control Financing Authority allocated $70 million in state bond funds to expand large dairy operations, which produce significant amounts of pollution from cow manure. Reports: 1, 2.



Mayday HTX 05

Houston, 28.04.2005 17:30

Celebrate Mayday in Houston



zarez

belgrade, 28.04.2005 17:02

John Zerzan



Military recruiters protested in Eureka, CA

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.04.2005 17:00

Military recruiters locked themselves in their offices, as anti-recruitment protesters rallied in front of their office in Eureka, California. One young recruit was handed literature on the dangers of being exposed to depleted uranium and information on how to become a conscientious objector. The counter-recruitment event was part of a 4-day community and Humboldt State University campus teach-in in remembrance of the 30th anniversary of the end of the US war against Vietnam. The festivities started with a well-attended walk-out of the Arcata high school.
Photo | Video



&quot;Zizek!&quot; Sneak Previews at the Roxie

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.04.2005 17:00

From the newswire:
"Zizek told the audience why he was a philosopher. He does not want to explain and account for the unaccountable, and instead wants to "render strange something we accept as given." Seeing things in a new way to "help us get a small shift of perspective to see the unexpected, implicit consequences" of thought and actions. "We do not know where we truly are," he stated, adding "we do not know what is really going on. We are in a radical crisis," he concluded."
Read More | Listen to Q&A with Zizek



asi1

belgrade, 28.04.2005 16:32

Prvi maj - praznik rada



Sensation out of court! Circuit Court Judge called to task at Public Talk

Ireland, 28.04.2005 15:20

Gives "interesting" views on jury system! Problem of unemployed and retired jurors raised. From the newswire (our correspondents are everywhere)!: April 27th 2005 (Indymedia.ie) Yesterday, Circuit Court Judge Carroll Moran was the guest speaker at a public talk hosted by the University of Limerick Law Society. Two local people with an interest in judicial standards heard about it and decided to attend. The judge gave a one hour talk on “A judge’s perspectives on Circuit Court Practices” in which he outlined his insightful views on the jury system. He was not comfortable with some of the questions at the end which related his own conduct while presiding over the trial of Mary Kelly (see previous indymedia.ie coverage). The talk began at 6pm in the Charles Parson's Theatre in the University. Most of the audience were either studying law or teaching it. There was brief introduction listing Judge Moran's career path from a solicitor in 1970, to being a barrister, and then a judge. After this the judge briefly outlined the different tiers of the courts system in Ireland: District Court, Circuit Court, High Court, Supreme Court. He said that there was a culture of expediency in the Circuit Court, where a case could be heard in a week that might take months to argue in the High Court. He then spoke about the different parties in the Supreme Court: solicitors; barristers; jurors; witnesses; and the judge. Given the audience he had (mostly aspiring solicitors and barristers) his discussion of solicitors and barristers was limited to comparing and contrasting them as careers rather than their functions in court. He also told his audience that they “probably know more law than [he] does, as one forgets so much of it after graduation, but compensates for this with experience and practice.” Judge Moran had some interesting things to say about jurors though! He described the Jury System as a slow, expensive system that evolved by accident. He also said that “the jury system is not something we would invent if we were starting from scratch today”. He disagreed with the view expressed by some that a Jury is somehow the “democracy on the ground” of the judicial system. He explained how in earlier times jurors had to be householders, “people who were considered safe, and reasonably pro-establishment.” He said that now many such people will beg to be excused from jury duty because of work, children or holidays, and that “juries tend to be mostly made up of unemployed or retired people”.Judge Moran went on to inform us that, unlike days of old, juries can no longer be punished by the judge for returning a verdict that the judge disagrees with (what he referred to as a “perverse judgement.' He outlined the case of Crown v William Penn (Quaker who founded the State of Pennsylvannia) where the Judge had the jury locked up for not agreeing with him. “Nowadays of course, if a jury acquits someone that the judge knows is guilty then we have to live with the perverse judgement.” He also cited the case of DPP vs. Mark Davis where the Judge directed the jury to find the defendant guilty. This was found to be unlawful by the Supreme Court. In relation to the perception that a judge “seems to be able to [do] anything he likes” Judge Moran assured us that this was not true. We were told that a court room is “like a gold fish bowl, where the judge’s actions and words are seen by all, and if he makes a mistake or is incompetent, then the whole court will see him for what he is.” He advised that a good judge is one who listens and the ones who get into trouble are the ones who pre-empt things. In contrast, he said, a jury does not have to give reasons for its decisions, but if a jury were to acquit a guilty person it “would be sending a message to the government and the legislature.” He then by compared the judiciary to the Papacy. “Stalin asked how many battalions did the Pope have? Of course the Pope has no battalions, but he has moral authority'. Likewise, 'the Chief Justice’s ability to enforce the law [was] dependant on the the good will of the Public at Large and nothing else.” Finishing, Judge Moran reminded us that liberal democracy survived the 20th century by the skin of its teeth and that we should not take any of our hard-won rights for granted. The floor was then opened for questions. The first was from an aspiring legal eagle who asked about the idea of fusing the professions of solicitors and barristers. The second question was a bit less career minded and a bit more probing. Judicial Watch:Judge, you spoke a bit about juries. Some courts operate without juries, such as the district court, where the judge decides everything, but in a jury trial in the circuit court, it is the jury who must decide guilt or innocence. In a criminal case the defendant has the right to be assumed innocent until proven guilty. To what degree is it injurious to that right if the Judge were to repeatedly refer to the defendant as criminal before the jury had begun its deliberations? And , seeing as one cannot – no matter how much one believes it – call a judge biased, what remedies exist for this situation?. Judge Moran: That behaviour is improper and it’s inconceivable that any judge should do it. The accused persons prior convictions should not be raised. JudicialWatch: I’m taking about calling them criminal in relation to the charge before the court. Judge Moran: Oh, no that’s inconceivable. If there was a conviction, the court of criminal appeal would eat that judge alive. JudicialWatch: Well then, I suppose you were lucky that the case ended in a hung jury because I’ve seen you do that in Kilrush Circuit Court. Judge Moran: I doubt that very much. JudicialWatch: Yes, you called the defendant a criminal three times before the jury had begun their deliberations. It’s in the transcript if you care to check it. Judge Moran: I wouldn’t - I don’t recall that. JudicialWatch: You did it three times. I distinctly recall senior counsel jumping to his feet in agitated protest each time you did it. It was the DPP v Mary Kelly. Judge Moran: I believe that case is now under appeal. JudicialWatch: Yes, the third trial ended in conviction, but the first trial, where you made those remarks ended in a hung jury. Check the transcripts if you like to read them. The chair quickly went on to the last question, which was about mandatory sentencing. Judge Moran left immediately after giving a brief answer and didn’t stick around to mingle with the Law Society members. We had a list of other questions in relation to judicial conduct, but we knew we had done well to publicly press a judge on just one of them. http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/apr2005/indyjudgewatch.jpg



globalization (en)

Barcelona, 28.04.2005 14:00

MayDay 2005 in Barcelona

Alliance of all in precarity for regularisation without conditions
27Abr : Press-conference-concentration :: 10.30h Corte Inglés de Catalunya, Delicatessen section {photos [1-2] - video - english}

28-30Abr : Prat de LLobregat :: KOP Workshops
28Abr : Courtcase against those in solidarity for Miniwatt :: 12h concentration for those sentanced of
30April : MayDay Terrassa :: Demo-- 1May : Paella
1 May : MayDay Barcelona :: 18h Plaça Universitat

the Call from EuroMayDay__Barcelona -- Euromayday Call -- Euro May Day, ¿wat's dat? -- Euromayday south Sevilla -- call from París to participate in MayDay'05 -- Sign the EuroMayday Call! -- Call from Black Block to particiapte in the 1st May seminar in Barcelona -- Reclaim the first of may -- lexicon of precarity -- Middlesex declaration on Europe's precarity 2004 -- Round table at the Ateneu Candela. life's precarity: the case of housing policy -- Saint Precarious. -- El DVD Precarity is now being dsitributed in Barcelona. -- 1 may Igualada. Bicycle demo against precarity. -- ¿What are you doing on MayDay? -- false call from CNT. -- real call from CNT.

media :: audios Mayday on imc-radio. -- songs for MayDay! difuse (((((((( colaborate )))))))) -- tryptich. -- poster. -- flyer. -- Posters for May Day -- Posters Dublin-- Posters Dublin -- Cyber*Forat: : openpublishing during Euromayday

+info:: >>>globalització -- euromayday.org -- Web EuroMayDay005 Barcelona -- netparade



From the Newswire

darwin, 28.04.2005 12:32

Potheads unite... The 2005 Global Marijuana March



&quot;Zizek!&quot; Sneak Previews at the Roxie

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.04.2005 11:00

From the newswire:

"Zizek told the audience why he was a philosopher. He does not want to explain and account for the unaccountable, and instead wants to "render strange something we accept as given." Seeing things in a new way to "help us get a small shift of perspective to see the unexpected, implicit consequences" of thought and actions. "We do not know where we truly are," he stated, adding "we do not know what is really going on. We are in a radical crisis," he concluded."

Read More
Listen to Q&A with Zizek



Repressão contra os trabalhadores da Zanon

Portugal, 28.04.2005 10:00

Repressão contra os trabalhadores da Zanon



May Day 2005 in Santa Cruz and a Look Back to 1886

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.04.2005 07:21

May 1 is Mayday, the anarchist day of remembrance and rage in spirit of the activists who were framed and murdered by the government of Chicago on May 1, 1886. It is the tragedy of the Haymarket Martyrs that reminds us all of the very real threat of police and government violence towards outspoken individuals. Working people who demand their rights have always felt the fear of retribution: many activists for human rights ironically live with the knowledge that they could be imprisoned or killed for standing up and speaking out. Refusal to bow down to these pressures is the driving force behind Mayday actions, strikes, and rallies all over the world. [see Supersphere.com]

In Santa Cruz, May Day 2005 will include an International Workers Day Parade organized with the support of the Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival, Art & Revolution and the newly formed Santa Cruz General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World. Marchers will gather at the Town Clock at 12:00pm where labor organizer Fred Hirsh will speak about struggles faced by local workers. People will then march to the Poet & Patriot (320 Cedar St) for a 1:00pm screening of "The Wobblies." Following the film, there will be a discussion about the future of the labor movement.

At 6:00pm at the Portuguese Hall (216 Evergreen St), the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council is sponsoring a film screening, International Workers Day Dinner and a discussion with California State Treasurer Phil Angelides and Deborah Burger, President of the California Nurses Association. "Wal-Mart's War On The Workers" is a short film made by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and details the anti-union tactics of Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, which has proposed to open a store in Pajaro.

See also: IWW 100th Anniversary May Day Celebration and Santa Cruz Branch Formation || Industrial Workers of the World || May Day and the Haymarket Martyrs || Lumberjack - By Tom Scribner || About Tom Scribner




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