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Local Residents Fight Parkwood Landfill Expansion Proposals

United Kingdom, 05.05.2005 07:30

Proposals are being put before the council for a massive enlargement of the Parkwood Landfill site, allowing a substantial increase in capacity from just 266,000 tonnes a year to a staggering 1 million tonnes. The Parkwood Landfill site is on the edge of Shirecliffe and overlooks many areas including Hillsborough, Upperthorpe and Walkley. Local residents are fighting these proposals and demanding a public consultation. However, their on going investigation into the proposals is raising more questions than answers. Residents are beginning to see a possible link emerging between the new massive incinerator in Sheffield, which is nearing completion, and the proposals for the enlargement of the Parkwood Landfill Site. If under these proposals the Parkwood landfill site was to have its suspended special waste licence reinstated, the expansion of the landfill site would enable the ash from the new Bernard Roads incinerator to be dumped there.



May Day

Sydney, 05.05.2005 06:21

Armed Gang Distrupts Sydney May Day



Trabajo Social en Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, 05.05.2005 06:01

¡Otro trabajo social es posible!



Trabajo Social en Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, 05.05.2005 06:01

¡Otro trabajo social es posible!



Workers Arrested Protesting Lack Of Contract At SF Hotels

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.05.2005 05:20

On May 3rd, Local 2 of UNITE HERE and its many allies marched from Union Square through downtown San Francisco ending up at the Hilton Hotel . Forty activists entered the Hilton lobby and brought business to a stand-still for several hours until arrested and cited by police. Since the summer of 2004, San Francisco's hotel workers have been struggling to win a new contract. Despite management's decision to end their 7 1/2 week lockout last fall, little progress has been made toward settling the workers' key issues. The members of Local 2 have called on visitors to boycott the 14 Multi-Employer Group hotels.
Photos | Previous Coverage From The Hotel Lockout: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Read More On Indybay's Labor Page



WRFU now accepting program proposals, plans next training session

Urbana-Champaign, 05.05.2005 05:01

Radio Free Urbana (WRFU) is now accepting program proposals. If you'd like a show on the station when we go on air in (hopefully) late June, you're encouraged to visit http://radiofreeurbana.org/proposalform.php and submit a proposal. Additionally, we will be holding another airshifter training session Saturday, May 21st from 2-4 pm.



people and cultures vs states and power (en)

Barcelona, 05.05.2005 05:00

Days to claim in April

April 23rd in the principality: Regarding the Sant Jordi Day ::: more considerations[acts]Books and plants xchange market in Gràcia ::: For Sant jordi...a rose and a terabyte ::: if you are more dragon than saint com to lunch and more... at miles ::: Acts of the CAL ::: Red Sant Jordi in Mataró ::: April 23rd in Sant Pere de Riudebitlles
April 25th in València: [23.04] concert in Aldaia for the 25th of April :::[30.04]Concerts 23rd and 25th of April ::: For the dignity of the País Valencià ::: the present is hard: let's unite our forces ::: Announcements in Horta and València ::: April 25th: Announcements in many counties ::: Manifest of April 23rd and 25th
related news: Conference about Independentism: class struggle ::: Days against the mercantilization of speech ::: April 22nd, day of the "Ecsquadres" ::: the debate about the coordination of the EI ::: the país valencià in Barcelona ::: April 24th, concentration in support of the arrested in xàtiva for speaking catalan ::: Porcel, Lienas and Saladrigas refuse to sign books for Sant Jordi ::: unknown bourbon evidence about the war of succession


+info : >>>cultures



ecology (en)

Barcelona, 05.05.2005 05:00

the "caufec" plan affects everybody... and benifits the same as always !

in front of the imminent start of the works...let's get down to the streets!

April 30th DEMO + CONCERT - call

reasons for the NO :: A long history of corruption and "deals" :: actuality of the dispute :: the revue of the caufec has been issues and a second edition has already been done ::the environmental impact of a wall at the entrance of collserola :: the caufec in 1000 languages and + :: April 17th :: the party of the wheels -- >>>+ info :: noalplacaufec.net :: paremoselcaufec (nospam) rusc.net :: 685 269 787

more speculation:: CLOT: Apr 26th evictment Bloody Mary :: FORAT DE LA VERGONYA: Apr 25th The waste of the new Santa Catarina MArket to the Forat :: BESÓS:: bon pastor : Neigbourhood survey in the cheap houses of Bon Pastor :: Apr 29th cultural event :: la mina: the mina, object of desire :: POBLE NOU: Apr 27th let's save Can Ricart :: Calendar of events april-may :: MENORCA: evictment Llucalari i squatting of Dinianculla
més ecologia:: Informal lecture "The end of industrial society" at la Banka Rota, April 29th :: Apr 25th the urbanization of mountain zones with risc of floods :: Apr 24th Boycott Panrico :: CRITICAL MASS!!! MAY 6th 20h pl.Països Catalans

>>>+info :: ecology and speculation



corruption (en)

Barcelona, 05.05.2005 05:00

¿?¿does Power let itself be denounced?¿?

corrupcio¿can they criminalize you?¿? informative note and announcements of the Moviment Popular of Sabadell -- Sabadell or Bustolandia -- Paco Bustos has resigned! -- Fascist intolerance in Sabadell (unfortuneately of left-wingers) -- the victimism of the hangmen continues! -- Manifest of complaint about the police violence -- Sabadell: Cityhall orders, police represses -- Manifest of support to the detainees -- Sabadells local police injurs two young squatters -- Police brutality -- Enough fascist agressions!! -- fascist groups assault a men of sixty years -- 1.000 persons against fascism -- One year after, the facts of Bemba Bar continue without solution -- lies and repression. the Moviment Popular de Sabadell positions itself -- New squatting in Sabadell -- The alliberated social centre Can Barba in danger of evictment -- Can Barba stays! -- They're evicting the social centre Els Maquis -- Action at the plenary. Can Barba stays! -- Bustos style in BCN for St Jordi

¿are they gonna stop us?¿? Sabadell :: Mobilizations against the manipulation and repression : 26th of April 11am stundents strike and gathering in front of the city-hall -- 27th of April 18.30 gathering in front of the city-hall

¿+info?¿? >>>corruption and power



Workers Arrested Protesting Lack Of Contract At SF Hotels

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.05.2005 00:30

On May 3rd, Local 2 of UNITE HERE and its many allies marched from Union Square through downtown San Francisco ending up at the Hilton Hotel . Forty activists entered the Hilton lobby and brought business to a stand-still for several hours until arrested and cited by police. Since the summer of 2004, San Francisco's hotel workers have been struggling to win a new contract. Despite management's decision to end their 7 1/2 week lockout last fall, little progress has been made toward settling the workers' key issues. The members of Local 2 have called on visitors to boycott the 14 Multi-Employer Group hotels. These include the Argent Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Union Square, the Four Seasons, the Fairmont, the Grand Hyatt Union Square, the Hilton San Francisco, the Holiday Inn Civic Center, the Holiday Inn Express, the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf, the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center, the Mark Hopkins InterContinental, the Omni Hotel, the Sheraton Palace, and the Westin St. Francis.
Photos | Unite Here Local 2 | Previous Coverage From The Hotel Lockout: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6



First Amendment Case Headed To Federal Court In Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

A First Amendment battle is headed to federal court in Illinois. At stake is how much control college administrators will have over student college newspapers.
Staff members of the Governor's State University Innovator say that college officials exercised unconstitutional prior restraint over the newspaper. Organizations that fight for the First Amendment rights of student newspapers, like the Illinois College Association and the Student Press Law Center , say that if the staff of the Innovator loses their battle then college administrators will have the same powers over college papers that the US Supreme Court gave high school administrators in a 1989 case that originated in the St. Louis Area: Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier.



Subsidies For The Wealthy -- Pay Your Own Way For Working People

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

I attended the July 30th Champaign County Board meeting where the proposals to place two referenda to support the county nursing home on this fall's ballot were approved and moved forward. Many citizens spoke out once again in favor of these measures essential to continuing the county's near 100-year tradition of having these facilities available to care for our older citizens. The _only_ member of the public to speak against these measures was a representative of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. She had appraised the mood in the room and, seeking to save face in the face of overwhelming public support for the nursing home, was careful to emphasize that the Chamber of Commerce's opposition to the proposed nursing home referenda was "at this time." I unfolded the Tuesday, August 6 News-Gazette this evening to find the Chamber's slick monthly insert promoting the interests of business in Champaign County. The cover story was on the quickly-nearing completion of Campustown's $9 million facelift at public expense. Without even a note of irony, the cover of this propaganda publication also noted that the board of the Chamber of Commerce _still_ "opposes a nursing home referendum." So, not much has changed since last week, except that their representative managed to escape a public booing by waffling on the Chamber's position at last week's county board meeting. I am not holding my breath on the Chamber changing their position at any time prior to November's election. Here's why.



Join The IMC Shows Group

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

Are you interested in enhancing the local music and arts scene? So is the IMC Shows group! The IMC Shows group has brought dozens of acts to hundreds of people, all in the past six months. Ever since UC-IMC's space expanded to include a large performance area, the construction of the stage and the massive upgrade of the sound system have combined to enable some phenomenal shows. But the IMC Shows group could use your help. Currently a small group does everything from booking and promotiong shows, flyering across town, staffing the door at shows, running the sound equipment during shows, and keeping the room and sound equipment well-maintained. If you have interest in any of the above, or anything related, you can join us for our weekly meetings, Wednesday nights at 9pm in the IMC front room (218 W. Main, Urbana). If you can't make it to our weekly meetings or just want to help in a small way, such as by putting up flyers each week on a given route, please email me (bhalla@uiuc.edu), indicating your interest. We would like the IMC Shows group to grow. Let us know how you can help!



Urbana-Champaign Indymedia Is Running A Deficit And Needs Your Help

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is running a deficit and needs your help. Thanks to the generous contributions of both time and money that many have provided, we have been able to: -develop this web site, -produce a weekly independent news radio program heard on WEFT broadcasting from Champaign, IL USA, -publish the Public I an independent monthly newspaper circulated in Champaign-Urbana Illinois, -provide a shows venue and exhibit space for local artists, -be the fiscal sponsor of global IMC projects -provide a meeting for local grassroots organization.



New Website Software

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

The software running the UCIMC website has been changed. You will notice various changes, improvements, and probably bugs. But please stick with us, and hopefully the transition will provide us with a more stable and versatile web presence!



GrrrlFest Organizer On Opening Night

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

Aimee Rickman, director of GirlZone, tries to make a printer work at the IMC during the opening night of GrrrlFest 2002. GrrrlFest lasts through the weekend at various locations in Champaign-Urbana.



Conservative Busted By FBI For Faking Green Connection To 'Terrorism'

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

In the interests of full disclosure, more background on a case that is getting limited coverage in the dominant media.



American Exceptionalism And 9/11

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

Our grief is not unique. Read why.



Mosquito Fleet Ready To NAB Back The Seattle Airwaves

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

A fleet of unlicensed micropower radio stations is readying to take back the FM frequencies stolen by the FCC and Nat'l Association of Broadcasters (NAB), while the NAB's radio conference ( http://www.nab.org/conventions/radioshow/2002/ ) meets in Seattle.



Negativland Uses Mosquito Fleet To Sting The NAB

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

On Thursday the Mosquito Fleet of unlicensed micropower radio stations in Seattle joined together for a joint broadcast at high noon taking aim at radio giant Clear Channel communications. Media collagists Negativland provided a 24 minute program mimicing the style and sound of FM station KJR but infusing it with a scathing indictment of the station's most obvious and absurd lies.



Amnesty Int'l Director To Talk In Urbana 9/19

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

William Schulz, executive director of Amesty International (U.S.A.) will speak this coming Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon, Urbana. The event is free and open to the public.



The Effect Of Chief Illiniwek

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

A poster for distribution.



AWARE Makes An Impact

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

AWARE (Anti-War Anti-Racism Effort) made an impact last week on the Urbana Champaign Community with a variety of well-planned events, which combined education and protest.



Another World Is Possible

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

Ramblings of a South Asian, on the rally organized by AWARE to commemorate 9/11



Local Justice Groups Protest Wal-Mart's Discriminatory Practices

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

As part of a national effort by the National Organization for Women (NOW), the Champaign County chapter of NOW joined with local justice groups on Saturday September 21, 2002 to protest sex discrimination in wages, labor law violations, ADA violations, and the company's refusal to dispense Preven (the morning after pill for rape victims). The protest took place in front of the Champaign Wal-Mart off North Prospect Avenue.



Activists Picket Local Taco Bell

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

On Sunday, September 22, over a dozen community activists took to the streets outside the Urbana Taco Bell to draw attention to labor injustices perpetuated by "the Bell." Farmworkers that pick Taco Bell tomatoes receive 1978 wages, no overtime, no health insurance, no sick leave, no paid holidays, and no pension.



AWARE Mails 500 Postcards To Senators

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

AWARE (Anti-War Anti-Racism Group) set up tables on Monday and Tuesday. Outside of Strawberry Fields in Downtwon Urbana IL, activist provided stamped address postcard for citizens to mail an Anti -War message to their Senators. A total of more than 500 postcards were mailed by 7pm on Tuesday.



Weapons Of Mass Deception (cartoon)

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

kinda basic, but nonetheless relevant...



DC Begin Mass Arrests Of Prostestors Demonstrating Against The World Bank &amp; IMF

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

Mainstream press reports that 300 - 500 protestors have been arrested in a pre-emptive strike by DC police to control the this weekend's protests against the annual meeting of the World Bank and Int'l Monetary Fund.

Reports to DC Indymedia indicate that the police have been agressive and violent, largely without provocation.



Today's Breaking News From Washington Demos

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

This news was posted throughout the day on the home page of the D.C. Independent Media Center. Check out dc.indymedia.org for further updates on these protests.



Saturday Morning In DC: 639 Arrested, At Least 81 Released, Rallies Continue

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

Because DC IMC will probably be overloaded with trafic again today, here's what's going on in DC, as reported on DC IMC. The picture just below are cops gathered yesterday at DC's Freedom Plaza.



Everyone Is Invited To The U-C IMC Membership Meeting -- Thursday Oct. 3 @ 7 PM

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

The Urbana-Champaign IMC will hold it's semi-annual General Membership Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 PM. The meeting happens at the IMC, 218 W. Main St., Downtown Urbana.

There are several important decisions that must be made and the input of our community is necessary to keep the IMC a viable and vibrant organization. The agenda and information packet for this meeting are in the body of this post.

Everyone is invited and welcome at this meeting, whether you've been a long-time volunteer, or you've just found out about the IMC.



UI Contractor Has Discrimination History

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

The contractor hired to replace the DKH roof on the UI campus is not only not paying its workers a prevailing wage; it's also the subject of a disability discrimination suit brought by the EEOC.



Labor Hour: Fired Nurse Speaks Out

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

Nikki Hurley, a nurse recently fired from Covenant Hospital for speaking out about declining patient care, will be a guest on the Illinois Labor Hour, Saturday October 5 at 11 a.m. WEFT 90.1 FM



Rally Against War In Iraq

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

Oppose the Bush administration's imperialist designs on Iraq! Join a rally on the south patio of the Illini Union (on the quad), at noon, on Monday, Oct. 7th.



Community Issue Forum: America's Role In The World

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

There will be a community issue forum on the topic of America's Role in the World on Saturday morning OCT 5 from 10:30-12:30, held at the the First Mennonite Church, 902 W. Springfield Ave., in Urbana (on the corner of Lincoln and Springfield).



Economic Human Rights In Champaign County: A Living Wage

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:02

In solidarity with the Break the Blackout conference being held this weekend in Philidelphia (for more information see: www.philyimc.org), the following article is being posted on our features section to help raise awareness of the need for anti-poverty measures and economic justice: The expression 'living wage', and the concept that underlies it, goes back at least as far as Rerum Novarum, the encyclical issued by Pope Leo XIII on May 5, 1891. The moral imperative that it expresses, so important to progressive social Catholicism in the first half of the twentieth century, made its way after the Second World War into the human rights documents issued under the auspices of the United Nations. Article 23, Paragraph 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1948 reads, "Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration, insuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection." The 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights calls in Article 7 for workers' entitlement to "fair wages and equal remuneration for work of equal value" and "a decent living for themselves and their families." The Champaign County Living Wage Association invites people to visit its web site at www.prairienet.org/livingwage/. It can also be contacted by mail and phone at PO Box 953, Urbana 61803; 344-5609.



IMC Membership Meeting Notes

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

On October 3rd the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center held its second General Membership Meeting of 2002. The primary new business topics discussed were the purchase of a building and the definition of IMC Member in the structure document. There was also a financial report. The minutes of this meeting follow:



Demonstrations Across US Call For Peace, Reject War

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Mostly unreported in the dominant media, demonstrations across the United States have called for peace at a time when the pResident and Congress seem determined to conduct war.



&quot;'Be Opinionated, Fair, And Accurate': The Success Of Independent Media&quot;

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

This is a transcript of a talk by Danielle Chynoweth, co-founder of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, Oct 8, 2002 at the University YMCA.



Fired Urbana Nurse Continues Fight, Gets Help From Chicago

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Fired Urbana Lesbian Nurse's Legal Case gets boost from Chicagoans at Matthew Shepard Anti-Violence March Saturday.



Stop World War 3 Engagement Saturday

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Join us for a peaceful engagement to stop a premptive strike against Iraq!



Touring Indie Film To Come To Urbana

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

A drug, a death and a trial. Zero.two.seven.four. documents a family's struggle as they, with the help of a small law firm, seek accountability for the death of their mother from a pharmaceutical company. A touring indie film presented by its director/producer, with Q&A following the viewing.



Champaign Protests Against Bush's Blank Check For War

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Sixty marchers lined the length of the sidewalk between North Prospect and Marketview Streets in Champaign on Saturday to protest last Friday's passage of Resolution 114 which grants the President broad powers to declare war.



Art Opening Tonight At The UC-IMC

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Tonight, Tuesday October 15th is the grand opening of the Middle Room Gallery at the U-C IMC. The opening will start at 7pm and features the art of Jason Pitzl-Waters in a show called "Tarot Visions." Refreshments will be provided, and a benefit concert will start at 8pm featuring local music.



GEO Rally For A Free And Fair Union Election Thursday!

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

!!!Rally for a free and fair union election!!! Thursday, October 17th Noon at the Swanlund Administrative Building (on John St. between 6th and Wright)



Job Opening! - IMC Radio News Coordinator

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is hiring a Radio News Coordinator to support the creation of its weekly half hour radio show and periodic featuers for national syndication. The Radio News Coordinator helps the group build its volunteer base, refines the show's production process, supports story development, and provides technical support and training. Please read on if interested, or send this to a friend. A MSWord version of this annoucement is attached for download.



CHAMPAIGN POLICE CRACK DOWN ON JAY-WALKERS WITH POLITICAL OPINIONS

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Two anti-war protesters were issued citations by the Champaign Police Department at a protest organized by AWARE, the local "Anti-War Anti-Racism Effort." The demonstration took place on Prospect Avenue just south of Marketview Drive on Saturday, October 19, 2002.



American Constitution Society - Judge McCuskey To Discuss Sentencing And The Federal Judiciary

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

The University of Illinois College of Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society will be hosting the Honorable Michael P. McCuskey, from the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, to speak on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - at 12 pm, at the University of Illinois College of Law.



Palestinian Truth Tour

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

PALESTINIAN TRUTH TOUR Friday, October 25th at 7:00 Illinois Disciples Foundation Featuring "Amandla Intifada" - a dramatic half-hour video which includes footage from the Occupied Territories and interviews with Palestinians -- all filmed during the military offensive this past summer, along two human rights workers from the International Solidarity Movement who will speak on conditions they witnessed this summer in the Occupied Territories.




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