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Tenncare Enrollees Lobby State Legislators To Preserve State Health Insurance Program

Tennessee, 11.05.2005 23:22

On Wednesday, May 11th, concerned Tennesseans gathered in the halls of the State Legislature, holding simple signs which said "This Budget Will Cost Lives" and reading from the Bible as State Legislators attempted to pass by on their way to afternoon session. With two or three weeks left before State Legislators are expected to put the budget on the Governor’s Desk, people on Tenncare and other concerned Tennesseans gathered at the Capitol to call on their legislators to take a stand to save money and lives by preserving TennCare.



As Reports Of US Attrocities Spread, Fighting Flares in Afghanistan

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.05.2005 23:20

On March 10th 2005 anti-American riots broke out across Afghanistan in response to reports of US use of religion in the humiliation of Afghan prisoners. More than 5000 people took to the streets of Jalalabad. Four Afghan protesters were killed when police opened fire on the crowd and the crowd responded by burning down a governor's office and attacking several UN buildings. There were also protests in the south-eastern city of Khost, and in Laghman province.

The immediate cause of the riots was an article in Newsweek magazine that said investigators probing abuses at Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba had discovered that interrogators "had placed Korans on toilets, and in at least one case flushed a holy book down the toilet". Over the past few months reports have revealed a pattern of sexual humiliation and torture of Afghan prisoners. In his new book "Inside the Wire", Army Sergeant Erik Saar (NPR interview) reveals details of what he saw while he was working at the Guantanamo camp. "One of the most disturbing interrogations Sgt Saar says he saw in his six months at the prison concerned a female interrogator ... He tells how she began peeling off her clothes, taunting the man sexually in an attempt to shame him and stop him relying on his faith for support ... When the interrogator wiped what he thought was menstrual blood on his face, the prisoner raged, almost breaking free from his handcuffs. [the interrogator] taunted him further ... asking whether Allah would be pleased with him and telling him to have fun trying to pray. Finally the detainee was returned to his cell without water, leaving him unable to cleanse himself."

Anger at the US and government of Hamid Karzai has been on the rise for several months. On March 26th four US soldiers were killed in a mine blast southwest of Kabul. On March 29th, a powerful blast ripped through a car near the provincial governor's office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. On April 2nd, suspected Taliban fighters ambushed a convoy of civilian trucks carrying vehicles to the US military in southern Afghanistan, killing eight of the drivers. On April 6th, a US helicopter crashed in south-eastern Afghanistan killing 16 people, at least four of them American crew. On April 8th Taleban fighters killed five policemen on a main road in the Nawarak area of Zabul province. On April 26th, suspected Taliban fighters ambushed a police convoy in southern Afghanistan, killing four officers and abducting two others. On May 4th nine Afghan soldiers were killed in an ambush by militants in the southern province of Kandahar, as 50 died in 3 days of fighting. On May 7th two people were killed and five wounded when a hand grenade exploded in an internet cafe in central Kabul. On May 9th, two US marines were killed in a battle in eastern Afghanistan in which up to 23 militants are also thought to have died.

Anger at the US over treatment of prisoners and conflicts over Afghanistans huge opium trade, have been compounded by the recently announced push for permanent US bases in the country.

Democracy Now: Afghanistan 3 1/2 Years After the U.S. Invasion | UN Human Rights Investigator in Afghanistan Ousted Under U.S. Pressure | Afghanistan: When Cops Become Robbers



Williamsburg’s Dirty Bomb

NYC, 11.05.2005 23:01

(from the Open Newswire): Radiac Research Corporation, which is headquartered in a low-slung building on Kent Ave. in South Williamsburg, has an innocuous enough appearance. But the sleepy one-story building belies the danger housed inside its brick walls. Stocked with barrels of some of the most poisonous and toxic chemicals known to man, as well as low-level radioactive waste, an accident in Radiac could easily trigger one of the worst environmental disasters New York City has ever seen, says Sean Nagle, the health and research director of activist organization El Puente’s Community Health and Education Institute.



DERECHO A DECIDIR

Uruguay, 11.05.2005 20:21

La campaña del Perejil



Muslim 16 Year Old Deported after 6 Weeks Detention

DC, 11.05.2005 20:01

LEDE: Tashnuba Haidar, a Muslim immigrant teenage girl, has been deported back to Bengladesh after being imprisoned for 6 weeks in a juvenile detention center in Pensylvania for overstaying her entry visa and for allegedly being a security risk to the United States... Ryme Katkhouda of WPFW has been following the story ... Audio



“Behind Closed Doors:” Bringing Sex Workers’ Struggles into the Open

NYC, 11.05.2005 19:31

“Behind Closed Doors,” a study recently released by the Urban Justice Center in New York City, documents what most any sex worker could have told you long ago, but which the general public and policy makers are still slow to catch on to.

It’s just a job.

And along with health and safety concerns specific to sex work, the most pressing issues facing sex workers are the same ones facing increasing numbers of middle and working class people across the U.S.: a lack of access to affordable housing, health care, labor rights and other basic needs.



ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN DANGER IN THE USA, claim students at Columbia University

DC, 11.05.2005 19:01

Education and critical thinking are in jeopardy claim students at Columbia University... and this is all over the United States...I interviewed students from MELAC-Columbia University's Middle Eastern and Asian Language and Culture studies department at Columbia University for an update on the attacks on Arab Professor Joseph Massaad, a professor of Arabic Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University... Audio



Notorious SRO Slumlord Tries to Oust Tenants

NYC, 11.05.2005 16:21

Convicted slumlord Jay Wartski has made a career of dodging court orders, harassing tenants and illegally converting single-room occupancy residential hotels (SROs) into regular hotels. Wartski cut his teeth by illegally evicting SRO tenants at the Sahara and Bond hotels by using junkies, drug dealers, hookers, and even dogs to harass folks. Wartski ended up spending a month in Rikers Island for his antics.

These days, he's the owner of the Dexter House on West 88th Street on the Upper West Side, and employing the same tactics of illegal SRO conversions past.



La pesca y el saqueo

Argentina, 11.05.2005 16:20



Remembrances of a Domestic Violence Counselor

Baltimore, 11.05.2005 16:01

A short piece that finishes the series on Domestic and Sexual Violence. Written by a former counselor at a DV shelter in PA.



War on One's Conscience

Baltimore, 11.05.2005 16:01

Ever Since the invasion of Iraq, I have tried to stay in touch with friends sent to war. This became especially important after the death of David Branning in the re-invasion of Fallujah this past November. He was a former Baltimore resident and the best friend of my highschool running buddy.



Running From Robert Rudolph

Baltimore, 11.05.2005 16:01

The recent sentencing of Eric Robert Rudolph calls into question some of the ideological underpinnings of our current administration.



Abandon Affluence

Baltimore, 11.05.2005 16:01

The party is still raging like mad. The drunks and the addicts and the gangs are sending out for more pizza, more booze, and more drugs and they are killing people to do it. Some of us are sobering up and waking up. We are starting to see the damage that has been done and we are whispering to each other, “We have to kick the criminals out”.



designer smallpox in this world of the bush coven

Baltimore, 11.05.2005 16:01

World Health Assembly to Consider Dangerous Genetic Engineering Recommendations Beginning May 16th



La pesca y el Saqueo

Argentina, 11.05.2005 16:00

Miércoles 12 de Mayo de 2005
La Pesca y el Saqueo



Grandmother in prison one year for loyalty to Aristide

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.05.2005 16:00

While the world¹s eyes fix on former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune -- imprisoned and on a hunger strike to protest 10 months incarceration with no charges against him -- hundreds of other political prisoners crowd more anonymously into Haiti¹s squalid prisons.

Annette Auguste, popularly known as Sò Anne, is among them. Auguste, 63, a folk singer, fierce fighter for democracy and supporter of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was arrested May 10, 2004 by U.S. Marines.
One year ago, U.S. Marines, sent to Haiti after a U.S.-backed coup exiled Aristide, used plastic explosives to enter Sò Anne's house in Port-au-Prince. They arrested Sò Anne without a warrant in the middle of the night, two direct violations of the Haitian Constitution. During the arrest they killed her two dogs and cuffed and hooded all members of her family, including four children under the age of 15.
The Marines initially claimed she was stockpiling weapons in her home -- they found none -- and said she was collaborating with local Muslims in a plan to attack U.S. interests in Haiti. Then the authorities claimed she had participated in witchcraft.
One year later, Sò Anne sits in jail awaiting formal charges. Forty-six organizations across the U.S. and Canada are calling for her release. The Haiti Action Committee has put out a call to mothers and grandmothers worldwide to help free Sò Anne.

Since Aristide was exiled, prisons have been filled to overflowing his supporters. Human rights groups estimate that in the National Penitentiary alone there are 1054 prisoners; most of them are loyal to Aristide, or believed loyal to him. Only nine of them have been tried and convicted of crimes.

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Iraq-o-mat: Cleaning Dollars for Corporations

United Kingdom, 11.05.2005 15:30

Much of the post-war corporate activity in Iraq has come under heavy criticism from many different fronts. There are accusations of corruption, bribery and nepotism as well as simple incompetence - the jobs just aren't getting done... So what is all the `reconstruction' activity in Iraq really about? Supposedly post-war Iraq is a neo-liberal utopia, an economy freed of the tiresome and inefficient burdens of government regulation. Yet an examination of this same economy may lead one to conclude that the system as it stands is rampant with inefficiency. Indeed Iraq's economy today looks less like an economic utopia than a giant money-laundering operation...



U de A

Colombia, 11.05.2005 15:20

CAPTURA MASIVA EN LA UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA



Documentary Screenings in Wellington

Aotearoa, 11.05.2005 11:21

Roll up to the first Windymedia screening of the year; a compiliation of short documentaries made by independent film makers from around the world.

'Fuck the Corporate Media' is a short documentary produced by Portland Indymedia which analyses the tactics, both subtle and blatant, employed by the corporate media. The second series of documentaries are from the Oceania Newsreal. Featuring short punchy films from the Asia Pacific including two great documentaries made by New Zealanders 'Whose News?', and 'Happy Birthday Timor Leste'. Entry is $5

Venues:

NZ Film Archive (Wellington City) Friday 13 of May, 7pm 84 Taranaki Street Wellington



SUPPORT SENATE BILL 545 - Payday Loan Reform bill

Portland, 11.05.2005 08:21

This Wednesday May 11th, Senate Bill 545, the Payday Loan Reform bill, is scheduled for a floor vote in the Oregon Senate. Supporters are fairly confident that we have the votes needed to pass the bill. However, every additional vote we receive from a Republican Senator will help ease the way once the bill goes to the House. Dial 1-800-332-2313 and give them your zip code. You will be connected to the voice mail for your Senator. Leave a message. Then call back and leave another. Then tell your neighbor to call...

Effective and well-paid lobbyists in Salem have managed to eliminate some of the more consumer freindly provisions of the original SB 545, such as a 31-day loan limit. Contrary to what you may have read in the corporate press, this provision was scrubbed in favor of provisions more amenable to lenders. But your support is still very much needed to help pass the current version, which contains basic regulations that benefit consumers and do very little to dent the huge profits being raked in by Pay Day Loan lenders. [ Read More ]



What will final Break the Amerikan Empire and cause Revolutions and Partitioning

Portland, 11.05.2005 08:21

What will finally break the back of the beast of American apathy is... Debt, Morgage Penalties, Interest Rates and Bankruptcy. Six months it takes for Bush's bankruptcy act to come into being and is there a rush to declare bankruptcy? How many bankruptcy lawyers are there? Soon the fluxuating oil prices which had been artificially low in this country will cause the cost of living to elevate. Will your pay rise with that? Will the institutions ... the schools, police departments, local governments, social services survive the economic crunch with the budget cuts? Is that what the corporatists want? Riots, higher crime rate and homelessness so they can declare martial law? So they can replace disloyal police with DynCorp officers?

We need only wait and soon the streets will swell with middle class refugees ... former patriotic lower class and angery military families and even disenfranchised police ... But to sit and wait as this imperialist system collapses or for the declaration of martial law by Fascists is just as bad as the corporatists who lick their lips at the suffering that they reap. We need to educate and create networks. We need to create networks to feed, cloth, house, educate and assist those falling to the streets. [ Read More ] [ Health system in crisis; we pay too much, get too little | NATIONAL PARKS DIRECTOR SAYS "WHOLE PARKS" MAY BE OUTSOURCED | WAR CRIMES IN IRAQ | Tues., 5/17 is Next ORIENTATION re: Biodiesel & Vegetable Oil for Vehicles & More! | Breaking:! ABC's Jim Lampley calls Election 2004 theft 'the biggest crime in the history' | Wed., May 11. 7:00pm - 8:30pm VFP Film Night: Arms for the Poor | The Bush Administration and Iraqi Oil | American Oil Production Peaked in 1970 & America has only 3% of the World's Oil | FARRAKHAN'S MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE: WE'RE BLACK AGAIN | American Oil Production Peaked in 1970 & America has only 3% of the World's Oil | US Military Fatalities In Iraq Surpass 1,600 | Hanford downwinders take Dept. of Energy to court | Portland 9/11 Discussion Group : a sample of internal newsletter + weekly meeting invite | Democrats join Republicans in War on Poor | Medical insurance for uninsured kids in Oregon | Tell state senators to reduce health care costs ]



Grow Jojoba and Decommission Klamath Dams in 2006

Portland, 11.05.2005 08:21

If Klamath Valley farming collectives would grow jojoba, tepary bean and other CA drought tolerant natives, then there would be no need for maintaining the expensive dams on the Klamath River. The Klamth dams' FERC license expires in 2006, decommission dams and restore Klamath for salmon!!

Klamath River salmon need to have free passage up into the tributaries for spawning grounds. The reduction in salmon population is a result of decades of diversion dams blocking spawning grounds, raising water temps, etc. In 2006 people have the chance to save the salmon by voting to decommision the Klamath dams as their Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license expires. Renewal of the FERC licenses would result in another fifty years of these dams suffocating the Klamath river and very possible extinction of the salmon. [ Read More ]



Drug War Awareness Week

Santa Cruz, CA, 11.05.2005 05:21

Two student organizations at UC Santa Cruz will host ‘Drug War Awareness Week’ May 16-19. The UC Santa Cruz chapters of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) have formed a coalition to combat “the misguided and harmful policies that have kept the War on Drugs going despite years of ineffectiveness and outright societal degradation,” said Daniel Bear, a member of both groups.

Drug War Awareness Week features a variety of events appealing to all members of the community, including an open mic night, film screenings, a lobbying phone slam, and a panel discussion entitled ‘Real Life Co$ts of the Drug War.’ Speaking on the panel are noted UC Santa Cruz professor and chair of the Women’s Studies department Angela Davis, Valerie Corral of the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM), representatives of the ACLU Drug Law Reform Project, other professors, and Friends Outside.

[ NORML/SSDP of Santa Cruz || Letter to D.A. Bob Lee || NORML's State By State Guide to Marijuana Laws || Students for Sensible Drug Policy ]



MORADIA

Brasil, 11.05.2005 02:00

Vila Santa Rosa é novamente ameaçada de despejo



Skill Sharing

Sydney, 11.05.2005 01:21

Cat Hack - Hack your own computer!



Erradicar a lxs pobres

Argentina, 11.05.2005 00:20

Martes 10 de mayo de 2005 | El plan del gobierno de De La Sota.
Erradicar a los pobres



Police Harass As Emperor Bush Decides To Pass

Ireland, 10.05.2005 23:20

Gardai Dealing With 'More Serious Matters' Than War Crimes - As Usual Article 40 of the Irish Constitution: 3.1° The State guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate the personal rights of the citizen. "6.1. The State guarantees liberty for the exercise of the following rights, subject to public order and morality: i. The right of the citizens to express freely their convictions and opinions. Article 40 of the Irish Constitution: 3.1° The State guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate the personal rights of the citizen. "6.1. The State guarantees liberty for the exercise of the following rights, subject to public order and morality: i. The right of the citizens to express freely their convictions and opinions. From the Newswire: On one of the calmest and fairest days of the year so far in the West of Ireland, with hardly a breeze blowing, a huge security operation involving the army and police was stood down when Air Force 1 was reported to have chosen not to land at the American Military Base at Shannon, due to dangerous headwinds!!? In the meantime a small group of peace activists arrived outside the Airport today asking for the arrest of the war criminal George Bush, who was due to make a pit-stop there this afternoon. It appears that Mr Bush decided he’d prefer not to be arrested and moved on without stopping at Shannon leaving the police with nothing better to do than to get busy harassing and intimidating those very same citizens who work for the implementation of Irish and International Law with regard to war crimes, which is being ignored and abused by all those who claim to work in the service of those laws and our State. I arrived at the industrial estate beside the airport to see former Irish Army Commandant Ed Horgan’s car stopped in a public place outside the perimeter of the airport and surrounded by a police car, 2 police vans and an unmarked special branch car. After Ed tried unsuccessfully to hand a written request for the arrest of American President George Bush to a Garda Detective, I watched as the detective and a guard opened and searched the boot of Ed’s car and his personal belongings without Ed’s permission, as more guards stood by watching. This is an account of the conversation that took place between Detective Andrew Hayes, Ed Horgan, myself and Garda 266 who refused to give his name: Ed: You don’t have my permission to search those bags, OK? Detective Andrew Hayes: No answer, starts looking through Ed’s bags, takes out camera and binoculars. Ed: You don’t have my permission to interfere with my camera and binoculars. Detective: No answer, ignores Ed, continues searching. Ed: That’s my personal bag, you don’t have my permission to go into it. Niall: Excuse me, you don’t have Ed’s permission to search that bag. Detective: I’m searching it under the Offences Against the State Act. I’m quite entitled to. (Without a search warrant, unless a guard actually suspects you of committing or being about to commit a crime, he is not entitled to search you. In other words he’s not entitled to search you ‘for being a peace activist’!) Ed: On what basis, what offence against the State have I committed? Detective : No answer Niall : Are you suspicious of Ed carrying out offences against the State? Detective; No answer Niall : Are you suspicious of Ed carrying out an offence against the State, officer? Detective : No answer. Niall : You’re searching his bag, are you suspicious of Ed carrying out offences against the State? Detective: No answer Niall: Why are you elbowing me away there officer??!! Detective: No answer Garda 266 starts to help the detective search through all of Ed’s belongings and those of Ed‘s friends in the car, without their permission. They police refuse to clarify or give legal grounds why they think they have a right to do this. Ed speaks to the garda number 266. Ed: What’s your name guard? Garda: Wha? Ed: What’s your name? Garda: Why are you asking me my name? Ed: Because you’re searching my car guard, that’s why I want your name. What’s your name guard? Garda: What’s your name? Ed: My name is Edward Horgan, what’s your name? Don’t search my car unless I give you my permission. Detective: Thank you very much gentlemen. The detective directs the police man with shakes of the head and some tut-tutting not to answer Ed’s questions and calls him away. Niall: May I ask you why you’re doing that? Detective: No answer. They move away, a group of us have a picnic lunch outside the perimeter fence, we meet a local journalist, tell him about the police abusing their powers etc. ‘Ah, the usual story’, he says I telephone Shannon Police Station this evening at about 8:15 to try to talk to the sergeant in charge and Detective Andrew Hayes about what happened earlier at Shannon, and I speak with the member in charge Sergeant Mick O’Connell and I tell him I’m writing this article for Indymedia and would like to discuss what happened today at Shannon. Niall: On what grounds does a guard or a detective have… He interrupts me Sgt. Mick O'Connell: Listen, I’m on another line at the moment, I’m dealing with a more serious matter. Niall: OK, could I speak to … Interrupted again Sgt: I can’t talk to you at the moment, I’m on another line at the moment trying to deal with another matter at the moment I just picked up the call there … Niall: Could I ring you back in a while? Sgt: You can, no problem at all Niall: What time should I ring you? Sgt: Whatever time you like, I’m sure you’ve plenty of time. Niall: Could you give me a time, maybe? Sgt: 10.30 pm? Niall: 10.30 pm? Are you saying you’ll be busy on this other call until 10.30 pm? Sgt: I have an operational job to do and I’m going out and I have to deal with it - nothing to do with Shannon Airport or George Bush or anything like that. Niall: Could I speak to Detective Hayes, please? Sgt: He’s finished duty I believe … Niall: You believe? I wonder could you find out for me, please? Sgt: Listen, could you come in here in the morning you seem to have more time to do with this thing than I have … ok? Goodnight, take care, bye. He hangs up, very helpful. I’m writing all this to highlight again that while hundreds of US troops pass through Shannon every day, carrying weapons and munitions in direct contravention of The Hague Convention on neutrality, instead of arresting them as they are legally obliged to do, the Irish Security Forces, Army and Gardai are putting huge effort into protecting them while harassing and intimidating law abiding citizens, whose personal rights our Constitution provides by it’s laws to respect, defend and vindicate. To Detective Andrew Hayes, to Sergeant Mick O’Connell, to un-named Garda 266, to Bertie Ahern and ALL involved in this huge and gross miscarriage of justice, I say… … Shame on you. http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jun2004/shannon_demo_26_38.jpg



Wal-Mart Day of Action

Hamilton, 10.05.2005 21:20

#media_3246614;right#(May 7, 2005 – Hamilton) Approximately 110 workers and activists gathered in front of the Wal-Mart at Eastgate Square. Their purpose was to raise awareness of bad labour practices Wal-Mart has been guilty of. Security and police where unable to stop the massive information picket that congregated outside of Wal-Mart’s doors.



Support Pablo, Kevin, GI Resisters &amp; END THE WAR

San Diego, 10.05.2005 20:31

People are supporting Kevin and Pablo and the thousands of other public and (mostly) private resisters because their courageous stand against the war--- actually upholding international law-- deserves our support. The other reason to support Kevin and Pablo is that GI resistance has the power to stop the war and occupation in Iraq, and check the reckless policies of empire behind it.

Come out for 3 days of events to support war resisters!

Post your stories, photos and video on San Diego Indymedia and help us get the story out to the world! Just click the "Publish" button in the upper right hand corner and fill out the form!

Tune in to radioActiveradio.org for live coverage of the daytime events and for broadcasts of the night time forums the next day.

Call in to radioActive sanDiego from the events and be the media! 619-269-4693

If you'd like to help submit media, produce media or coordinate coverage, contact San Diego Indymedia here.

Video | Interview with Pablo



SANTA CENSURA

Uruguay, 10.05.2005 20:00

¿Indymedia Italia confiscada? ¡bah!



Petition for David Graeber, Anarchist Anthropologist

NYC, 10.05.2005 19:21

(from the Open Newswire): "David Graeber has made valuable contributions to varied communities through his teaching and scholarship. Many of us know David for his scholarship and publications. Others, as members of the Yale community, also know him as a diligent and involved mentor and teacher. What we all share is an admiration for David's work linking scholarly research to leadership and action in the wider world. In recognition of his contributions to the Yale community and to the wider scholarly community, we strongly urge Yale University and the Yale University Department of Anthropology to take all steps necessary to ensure that David Graeber continues to remain a member of the faculty of the Yale Department of Anthropology."

But an IMC reader writes: "That he was 'fired for being an anarchist' is a completely baseless assumption. Students in the department are trying to figure out the reasons why his contract wasn't renewed. The meetings are held by senior faculty in the department who could care less about his anarchist political beliefs or writings."

David Graeber's Contributions to NYC Indymedia: " Youth activist Sentenced to 20+ years in Oregon." || "Why Do Activists Hate the Corporate Media?" || "Reclaiming the World." || "The Twilight of Vanguardism." || "The US: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed."



antifeixisme (ca)

Barcelona, 10.05.2005 18:00

Passat i present feixista, prou!

[10 maig]Vinarós: concentració antifeixista davant l'ajuntament 20.30h

actualitat: Brutal agressió feixista a Vinarós +++ intent d'atac feixista al Casal Jaume I Castelló +++ Constituida Assamblea Antifeixista de Vinarós +++ Creació del Plataforma Antifeixista de Castelló ::: atacs a immigrants a Madrid +++ Convocatòria antifeixista: ni racisme ni feixisme a Villaverde(Madrid) ::: Atacs Feixistes a la CNT León ::: càrregues policials contra la cua de immigració a Barcelona ::: pintades nazis a Terrassa ::: grups feixistes cremen l'únic bar homosexual de Jerusalem /// les mobilitzacions han servit! aturada de concerts feixistes
d'ençà fins avui: 29 abril, 68 anys bombardeig feixista a Guernika ::: noves dades assassinat de passolini ::: Les memòries d'Auschwitz. De l'ocultació a la conmemoració ::: la família Bush i el seu nazional passat ::: 5 maig, 60 anys de l'alliberament de Mathausen reflexions a partir de Mathausen ::: Berlín alerta de l'auge nazi als 60 anys de la caiguda del IIIReich ::: El vaticà i el feixisme: algunes reflexions ::: del pp a les víctimes del franquisme

+info | >>>antifeixisme + memoriahistorica.org



antifascismo (es)

Barcelona, 10.05.2005 18:00

Pasado y presente fascista, basta!

[10 mayo]Vinarós: concentración antifascista ante el ayuntamiento 20.30h

actualitat: Brutal agresión fascista en Vinarós +++ intento de ataque fascista en el Casal Jaume I Castelló +++ Constituida Asamblea Antifascista de Vinarós +++ Creación de la Plataforma Antifascista de Castelló ::: ataques a immigrantes en Madrid :::Convocatoria antifascista: ni racismo ni fascismo en Villaverde(Madrid) ::: Atacs Feixistes a la CNT León ::: cargas policiales contra la cola de inmigración a Barcelona ::: pintadas nazis en Terrassa ::: grups fascistas queman el único bar homosexual de Jerusalem /// las movilitzaciones han servido! parón de conciertos fascistas
de entonces hasta hoy: 29 abril, 68 años del bombardeo fascista en Guernika ::: nuevos datos asesinato de passolini ::: Las memorias de Auschwitz. De la ocultación a la conmemoración ::: la família Bush y su nazional pasado ::: 5 mayo, 60 años de la liberación de Mathausen reflexiones a partir de Mathausen ::: Berlín alerta del auge nazi a los 60 años de la caida del IIIReich ::: El vaticano y el fascismo: algunas reflexiones ::: del pp a las víctimas del franquismo

+info | >>>antifascismo + memoriahistorica.org



Speakout for Freedom

darwin, 10.05.2005 17:31

Rally against Governments of Mean Spirit



Arg. Erradicar a lxs pobres

Argentina, 10.05.2005 16:00

Martes 10 de mayo de 2005 | El plan del gobierno de De La Sota.
Erradicar a los pobres



San Jose Coalition Releases Report Condemning Taser Use

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.05.2005 13:20

The Coalition for Justice and Accountability held a press conference on a rainy Monday, May 9th in front of San Jose City Hall to call for a ban on the use of tasers, which are the electric shock devices now carried by all San Jose patrol officers. After the killing of Bich Cau Thi Tran in 2003, the Coalition itself for a short time welcomed tasers as an alternative to deadly force.

The Coalition, anxious to prevent a taser killing in San Jose, issued a report Monday that says that tasers are being used with alarming frequency, and since they were put into use in San Jose, the number of police shootings has increased, not decreased as had been predicted. "They are being used primarily on the vulnerable members of our population," said Aram James, a Coalition spokesperson. "They've been tested in the streets, and we've had more than 100 deaths now, and if that's not enough to say 'look, it's time to ban them,' I don't know what is." Photos

Read more on Indybay's Police Brutality and Prisons News Page



15 year old Anarchist killed by police in Bogotá, Colimbia

Aotearoa, 10.05.2005 08:01

Today the doctors announced the death of Nicolás David Neira Alvares, a 15 year old who was marching in the anarchist block the past 1st of May. This Mayday, like many others around the world, workers from many social movements gathered in Bogotá, Columbia to march for worker's rights and to commemorate the events of 1886 in Chicago. According to accounts there was music and dancing and folks were in a non-violent mood. Like never before in the past few years, many young people decided to come together to protest against capitalism. As the march reached the downtown area, cops suddenly opened fire with tear gas and rubber bullets. Exploiting the chaos that ensued the cops (faces concealed) charged into the crowd brutally beating people. In this moment 8 cops singled out a 15 year old male anarchist and beat him into unconsciousness. Many attempted to interfere to rescue him. It is unclear how long it was before they were successful. Nicolás was then taken to the Salud Coop Hospital where he suffered for 7 days until his death. Apparently the trauma was so extensive that they were unable to operate to save him. Pictures from the demo and the repression: [1 | 2 | 3] Colombia IMC



Twin Cities Indymedia Digging Out

Minneapolis/St. Paul, 10.05.2005 08:01

Yes, we've been stuck on April 28th for about a week. Yes, now we're moving. Thanks to the wonderful volunteer techs of the Indymedia network for getting Twin Cities Indymedia going again. We will be digging out of the mess over the next few days.



May 10, 2005 National Day of Action for GI Resisters

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.05.2005 07:00

A new national coalition called Courage to Resist has called for a May 10th, 2005 National Day of Action to Support Military Resisters. Navy Refuser Pablo Paredes and Army Objector Kevin Benderman will both appear before court martial tribunals on May 11th for their refusal to participate in the Iraq war and occupation. Both men face military jail and forfeiture of pay and benefits if they are found guilty in the courts martial. Protesters plan to tell the U.S. military on May 10th that they believe that it is not a crime to resist a war and occupation that are illegal, and to respect conscientious objection.

In San Francisco, a Bay Area Support Rally will be held Tuesday, May 10th at 12 Noon, at the War Memorial Veterans Building (401 Van Ness (across from City Hall, near Civic Center BART). A caravan to San Diego to attend Pablo Paredes's court martial will leave San Francisco after the rally. There will be events in many other American cities, including Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Deerfield, Massachusetts; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; and Ventura, California

Read more on Indybay's Anti-War News Page



San Francisco's 6th Annual Cannabis Day

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.05.2005 07:00

San Francisco's 6th Annual Cannabis Day took place on Saturday, May 7th in Civic Center Plaza. Photos: 1 Musicians for Medical Marijuana was the headlining band, with Bay Area all-stars including Alphabet Soup and members of the Sons of Champlin. The event also included marijuana luminaries such as Mistress of Ceremonies Robyn Few, Dale Gieringer of CalNORML, Jack Herer, Eddy and Linda Lepp, Dennis Peron, Ed Rosenthal, and representatives of organizations such as Americans for Safe Access, the Mendocino Patients' Alliance, Drug Policy Alliance, and more. Dozens of vendor tables were set up around the plaza. Attendance this year seemed to be down a bit from last year. Photos from Cannabis Freedom Day 2004: 1 | 2

Read more on Indybay's DrugWar Page



San Jose Coalition Releases Report Condemning Taser Use

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.05.2005 07:00

The Coalition for Justice and Accountability held a press conference on a rainy Monday, May 9th, in front of San Jose City Hall calling for a ban on the use of tasers, which are the electric shock devices now carried by all San Jose patrol officers. After the killing of Bich Cau Thi Tran in 2003, the Coalition itself for a short time welcomed tasers as an alternative to deadly force. But the tasers turned out to be deadly themselves, and now over 100 have died across America after being shocked by the devices.

The Coalition, anxious to prevent a taser killing in San Jose, issued a report Monday that says that tasers are being used with alarming frequency, and since they were put into use in San Jose, the number of police shootings has increased, not decreased as was predicted. "They are being used primarily on the vulnerable members of our population," said Aram James, a Coalition spokesperson. "They've been tested in the streets, and we've had more than 100 deaths now, and if that's not enough to say 'look, it's time to ban them,' I don't know what is." Photos



Continuing crisis in Haiti exemplified by plights of imprisoned Prime Minister, Yvon Neptune, and singer So Anne

Portland, 10.05.2005 06:20

In Haiti's overcrowded prisons the constitutional Prime Minister Yvon Neptune lies on his deathbed as hundreds of other political prisoners languish behind bars without charges.

Neptune's sacrifice has cast a light into the shadows of Haiti's prisons and thousands of people around the world have felt compelled to speak out, unable to forget the injustices illuminated by Neptune's courageous and tragic hunger strike.

Neptune's case is a microcosm of a much larger problem that has plagued Haiti since the overthrow of the democratically elected government in February 2004. Since that time Haiti's justice system has been hijacked by an interim government intent on silencing dissent and there is no semblance of due process for those identified as Aristide supporters.

story+video >>Yvon Neptune Nears Death: Clearing the Fences in HaitiYvon Neptune's last meal may have been on April 17. Haiti's most recent constitutional Prime Minister, now its most prominent political prisoner, stopped eating over eighteen days ago to protest ten months of illegal imprisonment.

He is weak, emaciated and near death-his internal organs are failing. He has vowed not to eat until the Interim Government of Haiti (IGH) drops the charges against him; charges that it has refused to pursue. The IGH, coming under increasing pressure and looking for a compromise, offered to fly Neptune out of the country for medical treatment and exile last weekend. But the government would not drop the charges, so Neptune refused to leave.

The IGH has chosen a precarious place to take this stand.

read more >>



Rep. Blumenauer Finally Sees the Light, Announces Oppostiton to CAFTA

Portland, 10.05.2005 06:20

Congressman Earl Blumenauer announced today that he will oppose the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) if it comes up for a vote in Congress!

Let's take time to celebrate the victory and to acknowledge the many people who took the time to understand this important issue and take action on it. Many Jobs with Justice pledgers, CBLOC members, the Oregon AFL-CIO, union members, students and others held informational pickets, phone banks, wrote post cards, and emails, all urging Representative Blumenauer to vote "NO" on CAFTA. We told him that CAFTA was even more destructive than NAFTA because CAFTA's labor protections were weaker than NAFTA's protections, which themselves never judged in favor of a worker. We also pointed out that CAFTA included "Trade in Services" which would hasten the rush to privatization on both sides of the border. Another issue we emphasized was the harm done to small corn farmers in Mexico due to the unfair advantage US. agribusiness has because of subsidies. All of this would be intensified under CAFTA.



Barrio santurcino resiste expropiasiones

Puerto Rico, 10.05.2005 05:01

Manifiesto Por el Rescate del Barrio San Mateo de Cangrejos



Barrio santurcino resiste expropiasiones

Puerto Rico, 10.05.2005 05:01

Manifiesto Por el Rescate del Barrio San Mateo de Cangrejos



Freedom of Press and Media Consolidation Conference at UIUC

Urbana-Champaign, 10.05.2005 04:02

Seymour Hersh, Naomi Klein, Amy Goodman, Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and more to participate in a freedom of press/media consolidation conference Tuesday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 11th at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Check out http://www.iimpr.org for more info. All Events Are Free and Open to the Public!



Global Day of Action Against Dow

San Diego, 10.05.2005 00:21

On May 11th, 2005, San Diego area
residents will join thousands around the world and demonstrate at Dow
Chemical Company (Dow) facilities, research centers, and manufacturing
plants to remind its shareholders, employees, and officers of Dow's
moral and legal obligations to survivors of the 1984 Bhopal disaster.



OFF THE CHARTS: COVERING THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

DC, 09.05.2005 21:01

Alison Weir, in a survey called "Off the Charts," reveals how major US media, including the New York Times, report Israeli deaths at rates up to seven to ten times greater than Palestinian deaths. Audio: Part 1 Part 2 ifamericansknew.org



MinuteMen Wrap Up

San Diego, 09.05.2005 21:01

The rugged Arizona desert dominated the media spotlight throughout April when hundreds of Minuteman Project volunteers organized to close a 23-mile stretch of the border with Mexico with 24-hour monitoring and at times, aiding US Border Patrol by apprehending undocumented migrants. In response, the American Civil Liberties Union organized volunteer legal observers to monitor and document all interactions between the MMP "vigilantes" and immigrants. While the Minuteman Project was quick to declare the project a success, US Border Patrol believes that migration was just deterred to other parts of Arizona. Border activist and humanitarian groups chose to ignore the MMP and rather organized a month of unity events, celebrating the borderlands.

In May, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said that the MinuteMen were doing a "terrific" job and proposed that California fund its own state border police unit. In response the MinuteMen Project announced plans to come to California in June. Also in May, the SWARM the MinuteMen project was announced. Meanwhile, the REAL ID act is set to pass the House and Senate.

Stories:

Arizona: MinuteMan Project Invades AZ | First 10 Days | Border Patrol Smuggling | MinuteMan Misconceptions

San Diego: Arizona Dream | A Rising Movement

Photos:

Arizona: 1 | 2 | 3

San Diego: 1

Video:
Arizona | San Diego



Anarchist, Nicolas David Neira Alvares, Died Yesterday After Brutal Beating From 8 Pigz

Portland, 09.05.2005 20:31

This Mayday, like many others around the world, workers from many social movements gathered in Bogota, Columbia to march for worker's rights and to commemorate the events of 1886 in Chicago. According to accounts there was music and dancing and folks were in a non-violent mood. As the march reached the downtown area, pigz suddenly opened fire with tear gas and rubber bullets. Exploiting the chaos that ensued the pigz(faces concealed) charged into the crowd brutally beating people. In this moment 8 pigz singled out a 15 yr old male anarchist and beat him into unconsciousness. Many comrades bravely attempted to interfere to rescue him. It is unclear how long it was before they were successful. Alvares was then taken to the Salud Coop Hospital where he suffered for 7 days until his death. Apparently the trauma was so extensive that they were unable to operate to save him.




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