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Bill Taylor fun and fundraiser

Urbana-Champaign, 20.05.2005 05:22

You're invited to an evening of good music and friendship at a fundraiser to benefit Bill Taylor on Friday, May 20 from 7:30pm-10:30pm at the Channing Murrary Foundation in Urbana.



Reformist posturing vs. radical action: Report-back from the National Conference on Media Reform in St. Louis

Portland, 20.05.2005 05:22

This conference was about reformist politics, academic speech, and money. Reformers are generally people that recognize that a problem exists, and use their dollars and sense to rectify that problem. These people exist everywhere. In this incantation the people had recognized that the media may not be telling the truth all of the time and in some cases may also be working or the governement or the corporations that own them in an attempt to trick the people into thinking a certain way or beleiving a certain set of lies...

Some radical media makers went to this conference to connect with one another, some with scholarships from the hosts, Free Press. The radical media makers, especially the indymedia crowd, went to the panels put together by Free Press and spoke about the larger problems of capitalism and attempted to connect the movements together. The reformers seemed hellbent on subsidizing independant media and throwing around dollar bills.

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related: [ Community-owned news with WikiNews | Don't Blame Corporate Media ! | How Many More Lies Will the Media Tell Before We Stop Them? | People are tuning Fox out! ]



Action photo report: Blocking the green bridge again! Sisters of the Siskiyous riseup!

Portland, 20.05.2005 05:21

On May 16th 2005, more than 75 people gathered on Eight Dollar Mountain road to demonstrate against logging Old Growth reserves at the FIddler timber sale and elsewhere as part of the Biscuit timber sale. Roadless areas are also on the chopping block for the SIskiyou WIld Rivers area, one of the most botanically diverse national forests in the country.

This film maker joined a small group of women who, risking arrest violated a forest service closure leading up to the Babyfoot Lake Trailhead and the Kalmiopsis WIlderness up the Eight Dollar road. We walked all the way to the green bridge from just outside the closure boundary where dozens had gathered in support. A logging truck came down the road and 5 women blocked them from crossing the green bridge where 22 women were previously arrested blocking loggers from entering the sale are. They were arrested and transported to Grants Pass, leaving two others behind that had not been arrested.

It is now even more unclear whether the official Forest Service closure is legitimate or if they can only arrest people who block the road and are merely faking that there is a legal closure. The signs stating a closure are still up, yet at the Forest Service office in Cave Junction, the sign there actually promotes driving up Eight Dollar road and does not mention any closure, yet people have been routinely turned away, ticketed and harassed for doing so. One woman has been arrested for violating the supposed closure and will challenge it in court.



What are you going to do, Mayor Potter? Another African-American is shot by white Portland Police officers

Portland, 20.05.2005 05:21

Biking to work this morning on the Burnside Bridge, going east to west towards downtown, I noticed the lights from the police cars and tape blocking off the traffic on Burnside going in both directions. Most cars heading downtown noticed the slowed traffic and started turning north bound on Second Ave. I decided to keep biking up and see what has created this roadblock.

At the corner of Fourth and Burnside, I stopped on the sidewalk with my bike, noticed that most of the cop cars, vans and various official looking vehicles were stopped right at the gas station. I still could not figure out why the roadblock was created, so I decided to ask the two men on the same corner as me if they knew what was going on.

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It's May again, time for the annual killing of an unarmed person of color at the hands of Portland police. Could this be it? I'm not sure, as details are still sketchy at this moment. But it seems that a short time ago, police officers on 4th and West Burnside opened fire on a man who, according to at least one witness, "ran toward an officer and struggled with him." No word of any weapon.

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UC Berkeley Professor Ignacio Chapela Wins Tenure Battle

San Francisco Bay Area, 20.05.2005 02:00

This week, the Dean of the College of Natural Resources at Berkeley communicated to Ignacio Chapela the intention of the new Chancellor of the University of California to grant tenure to Chapela's position at Berkeley. Profesor Chapela says, "This decision is a clear message of vindication not only of myself, but also of the innumerable individual and collective efforts put into this process by all of you. You have generously added your voices to the many questions raised around my tenure review and demanded a process free of conflict of interest or undue influence, and for this I am thankful."

Chapela continues, "Tenure should not stop our questioning - yours and mine - any more than rain has stopped our circulation of meaning around and about the bioengineering edifice this week. Please come to any of the remaining cycling events, or to the gathering on Friday evening, to celebrate." Read more of Chapela's statement

Each day during the week of May 16th–May 20th, Chapela supporters and biotech foes have been bicycling around the Bioengineering Building, 7–8 a.m. and 8–9 p.m., and at 9 p.m., congregating in the grassy amphitheatre across the street. On Friday evening May 20th, 9–10:30 p.m., this week’s Dreams of Reason protests will culminate in a gathering outside the building, featuring projections and speeches by Chapela and his attorney. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Enemy Combatant Radio will be webcasting the events on campus. Check ECR's site for up to date info.



UC Berkeley Professor Ignacio Chapela Wins Tenure Battle

San Francisco Bay Area, 20.05.2005 02:00

This week, the Dean of the College of Natural Resources at Berkeley communicated to Ignacio Chapela the intention of the new Chancellor of the University of California to grant tenure to Chapela's position at Berkeley. Profesor Chapela says, "This decision is a clear message of vindication not only of myself, but also of the innumerable individual and collective efforts put into this process by all of you. You have generously added your voices to the many questions raised around my tenure review and demanded a process free of conflict of interest or undue influence, and for this I am thankful."

At the start and close of every day during the week of May 16th– May 20th, Chapela supporters and biotech foes have been bicycling around the Bioengineering Building, from 7 - 8 am and 8 - 9 pm. Just after dark, starting at 9 pm, they congregate for performances and speakers across the street. On Friday evening May 20th, from 9-10:30 pm, this week’s Dreams of Reason protests will culminate in one last gathering outside of the building. There will be speakers such as Chapela and his attorney, and the crowd will bicycle around that area of campus as it has done on other nights this week. Speeches, slides, and illumination will take place just to the north, in the grassy amphitheatre. From 8pm to 10pm, Enemy Combatant Radio (ECR) will be webcasting the events on campus. Check ECR's site for up to date info, including details.

Read more on Indybay's Education and Student Activism News Page



Prisons

Sydney, 20.05.2005 01:22

A visit to the Supermax



Smashing the State, Chuck Turner Style

Boston, 20.05.2005 00:02

The angry anarchists tore through Boston’s business district, their banners flying high, their rambunctious chants demanding that the people take to the streets in protest of two years of war in Iraq. O­n the front lines, linked arm in arm with the anarchists, was good old Chuck - Boston’s notorious city councilor. With a bald head, stylish white goatee, and leather jacket, the African-American politician has represented Boston’s District Seven, encompassing much of Boston’s minority community, since 1999. “I’m still impressed by […] Chuck Turner MARCHING with the unpermitted march, then standing up in between cops and the youth they sought to beat or arrest, and going over to the jail, and staying there until 10:30 PM or so,” said Amatul in an o­nline discussion of the March 20th protest posted o­n the website of the Boston Independent Media Center (Indymedia), a local anti-authoritarian news agency. “I really liked his vibe.” illegal march behind a podium in the Boston Common to a crowd of hundreds of anti-war demonstrators. Illegal marches and civil disobedience were nothing new to Chuck, who The Boston Phoenix’s Adam Reilly described as “one of the city’s best-known agitators” in a May 21, 2004 article. Originally from Cincinnati, the Harvard graduate settled down in Boston in the 1960’s to a life of community activism. He has since worked o­n a variety of issues that affect Boston’s black community, including affordable housing, jobs for minorities, blocking a proposed highway that would slice his community in half, helping workers start cooperatively owned businesses, education reform, and helping battered women, among other issues, often using non-violent direct action.



Paul's travel reports from and about the Middle East

United Kingdom, 19.05.2005 23:30

"The media today in fact is reporting that it’s a success and they’ve called off the operation and killed I think 125 insurgents and detained however many more but the reality is what I’ve learned from the ground from NGOs operating and from making phone calls into that area the whole thing is like a mini Fallujah – they didn’t let people leave the city, there’s probably hundreds of civilians casualties and many, many homes destroyed and many displaced people and of course none of this is being reported in the mainstream media. It typifies the whole situation in Iraq.”

Paul O'Hanlon travels around the Middle East, and sends regular political updates to Indymedia.
After participating in the Cairo conference [1 | 2 ] from March 24th to March 27th 2005 in which the relationship of Israel and Palestine was discussed, he moved on to the Egypt/Israeli border at Taba/Eilat before passing along further to Jordan.
From there his next report was filed from Amman, where he primarily researched the human rights and political situation. Reporting about a local demonstration in front of the US embassy and meeting Robert Fisk in Beirut, Lebanon, 11 days later, he travelled along to Istanbul, where he was denied a visa to Syria. Then he accounted his time spent at the border imigration and after a long wait, search and questioning actually in the West Bank and Israel. His latest update from Amman, Jordan, features an interview with the independent journalist Dahr Jamail, who spent a lot of time as an unembedded journalist in Iraq and reports about a "Mini Fallujah" situation of "Operation Matador (near the Syrian border)".



One year of DIY culture

United Kingdom, 19.05.2005 23:30

The UK has had it's share of squatted political spaces over the decades but the last few years has seen something of a resurgence in activity, inspired by the strong social centres movement found in Spain and Italy etc. Social Centres have been springing up all over the country but their existance is often precarious, dependent either on maintaining rent or retaining a squatted property.

The average lifespan of a squat typically clocks in at around three months. However the rampART (www.rampart.co.nr) will be celebrating it's first anniversary this weekend (21st May)

Established May 21st 2004, rampART took it's name from Rampart Street E1, home of the abandoned warehouse which was previously used as an Islamic girls school. For the last twelve months the derelict building has hosted over 100 cultural and political events - placing the rampART firmly and literally on the activist map of London.

Other coming events:

Other UK social centres:



Just Say No To Government Harassment

Santa Cruz, CA, 19.05.2005 23:22

Know your rights, and fight back against government harassment of the Bay Area activist community

Since the arrest of Peter Young in Santa Clara County, after over 7 years on the F-B-I's WANTED list, there have been increasing levels of activity by the feds in the counties of San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz. This comes as no great surprise as the Department of Justice seems desperate to try and blame their failure to arrest Peter on some sort of vast consiparacy.

It is especially important during this time of increased government repression to stand up for our rights and just say NO to government harassment. You have the right to remain silent - use it!

You do not have to talk to FBI agents, police or any law enforcement agent. If approached tell them you have nothing to say.



Assata Shakur: The Government's Terrorist Is Our Community's Heroine

NYC, 19.05.2005 23:21

Earlier this month the federal government issued a statement in which they labeled Joanne Chesimard, known to most in the Black community as Assata Shakur, as a domestic terrorist. In so doing, they also increased the bounty on her head from $150,000 to an unprecedented $1,000,000. Viewed through the lens of U.S. law enforcement, Shakur is an escaped cop-killer. Viewed through the lens of many Black people, including me, she is a wrongly convicted woman and a hero of epic proportions.



immigration (en)

Barcelona, 19.05.2005 22:00

No documents, no hope

immigrants a barcelonaThe regularization deadline for immigrants is passed. What now?
Immigrant hunt starts in Barcelona -- Evaluation of the immigrant regularitzation process. -- Action calls for the weekend 7 and 8 -- Manifest and Signatures supporting the Immigrants -- Call to the arts and cultural community to support sit-in's and hunger strikes by immigrants

12May Sit-in's at Gràcia go on 10May Hunger strike by immigrants at Gracia comming to an end? 11May Opera visits La Casa de la Solidaridad -- Freed 45 immigrant detenees in Cornellà 9May Rangel-Boys attack a waiting line of immigrants 8May Immigrant Assembly at Pl. Universitat 05May City Council of Gràcia not to approve measures in support of immigrants -- Sit-in's at Gràcia 04May Blockage of Barcelona's metro stations in support to mobilised immigrants -- Gathering 19h CNT in support of undocumented immigrants -- University students support striking immigrants -- Meeting to create a group supporting the striking immigrants 03May Immigrants Hunt Area 27Apr Espai Jove in front of CCOO & UGT opinions on regularitzation plans. -- 24 immigrants sit-in at the Edifici d’Estudiants of the UAB university 26Apr CCOO & UGT call for repression against immigrants 23Apr Guantánamo at Santa Coloma

+info:: >>>immigration -- transversalweb



May 17th: Take Back Our Schools Day in Oakland

San Francisco Bay Area, 19.05.2005 22:00

In honor of the historic Brown v. Board of Education verdict on May 17th, 1954, Oakland observed Take Back Our Schools Day on May 17th, 2005. Organizers said that "a growing tide of youth, educators, parents, union members, and community organizations are calling for an end to the destructive takeover of the Oakland schools." The Oakland City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Take Back Our Schools Day. The day's events included a rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza (outside of City Hall), teach-ins, and a rally at the State Building. Take Back Our Schools Day demands included: non-compliance with No Child Left Behind; restoration of local control to Oakland schools, including an accountable schools governing board; full funding of Prop 98; and no high school exit exam.
Photos and Report: 1 | 2

Read more on Indybay's Education and Student Activism Page



May 17th: Take Back Our Schools Day in Oakland

San Francisco Bay Area, 19.05.2005 21:20

In honor of the historic Brown v. Board of Education verdict on May 17th, 1954, Oakland observed Take Back Our Schools Day on May 17th, 2005. Organizers said that "a growing tide of youth, educators, parents, union members, and community organizations are calling for an end to the destructive takeover of the Oakland schools." The Oakland City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of May 17th's events. The day's events included a rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza (outside of City Hall), teach-ins, and a rally at the State Building. Photos and Report: 1 | 2

Take Back Our Schools Day demands included: non-compliance with No Child Left Behind; restoration of local control to Oakland schools, including an accountable schools governing board; full funding of Prop 98; and no high school exit exam. More information about the May 17th events, including curriculum for classroom visits, can be found on the Education Not Incarceration website. Articles about the destructive effects of the State Takeover are on the Oakland Rising site. May 17:Take Back Our Schools Day is a project of Organize Da BAY, Education Not Incarceration, Oakland Education Association, Oakland ACORN, AFSCME 257, Oakland AFT and many other organizations from the Coalition to Defend and Improve Public Education



Action Day for a Better California Rallies Against Governor's Reforms

San Francisco Bay Area, 19.05.2005 21:00

The Alliance for a Better California, which is a statewide organization that includes labor unions of educators, public service workers, and service employees, has called for an Action Day for a Better California to demonstrate against the governor's so-called "reforms." Rallies will be held on May 25th in Sacramento and Los Angeles.

ABC has united, it says, "to protect our state, while the governor continues to raise more special interest contributions than any governor in state history. We don't need to waste $70 million on a special election that no one wants with initiatives that no one supports. We need real reforms that will move California forward, rather than the governor's broken promises and short-sighted proposals that will further damage California public schools. Help send a messge to the governor that the 'special interests' he keeps referring to are thousands of ordinary citizens and workers concerned about public school children, hospital patients, and overall public safety."

More About the 5/25 Sacramento Rally, which begins with entertainment at 3:30pm



SF Reproductive Rights Coalition Plans for May 23rd Meeting

San Francisco Bay Area, 19.05.2005 20:33

The San Francisco Reproductive Rights Coalition will hold its next meeting on Monday, May 23rd in San Francisco's Women's Building. Bay Area activists will gather to start discussion of next year's Roe v. Wade Day, which is likely to be countered by a 2006 "Walk for Life- West Coast." The Reproductive Rights Coalition aims to continue its work to restore full reproductive rights to women nationwide.

The coalition's additional concerns include Operation Rescue's recent targeting of an abortion provider in North Oakland, and the fact that the group Americans United for Life has successfully gathered enough signatures to place the California Parental Notification Act on the ballot for California's next statewide election. This proposed law puts young women’s right to abortion and privacy in grave danger. Read more about the meeting



M18 coverage report

Houston, 19.05.2005 20:00

Blowing the whistle on Halliburton heard worldwide



All around the U$, Recuiters are Feeling the Heat

Santa Cruz, CA, 19.05.2005 19:22

Escalations in protest against military recruitment locally and nationally have shown results. Recuiters have been harassed, confronted, sued, kicked out, and engaged in dialogue. And they are worried.

May 20th, 2005, all US Army recruiting offices will be CLOSED in order to "reaffirm" their "oaths." This should be seen as a victory to those who have engaged in dialogue with recruiters--who have fallen short of their "goals" for enlistment consistently the past few years.

Free Radio call-in (.mp3) and info from the Capitola Recuiting office and the Watsonville "job" faire.

See also: Mumia Abu Jamal: Harder and Harder to Recruit || UCSC Students Kick Military Recruiters Off Campus || www.Indymedia.us || Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors || RCNV's Draft & Military Alternatives Program



Interview: Postal Workers Under Fire

Ireland, 19.05.2005 19:20

An Post and the Threat of Privatisation "I hope things will come around and that at the end of the day we will manage to save An Post from privatisation. You don't want to think the opposite, because it is your job. But the truth is that all the signs, everything is pointing the other way around." An interview by Kevin Doyle of the WSM with an An Post worker about the state of the union. From the newswire: "I hope things will come around and that at the end of the day we will manage to save An Post from privatisation. You don't want to think the opposite, because it is your job. But the truth is that all the signs, everything is pointing the other way around." Over the last year or so, the working conditions of staff in An Post have been the subject of cutbacks and attacks by its management and ultimately the government. This includes shutting the SDS Courier service, withholding pay-rises, and understaffing many sorting offices. The strategy is to undermine workers' morale and thereby to facilitate either privatisation or simply to weaken An Post in order to benefit private competitors. Kevin Doyle interviews a postal worker in Cork to find out the mood on the shop floor.- What is the situation in An Post now? Right now they are the focus of privatisation efforts in the public sector. They are not needed like ESB workers who can stop power, nor are they seen as essential like health workers. They are perceived as an easier target and are weaker. - Was the recent shutting down of SDS a part of this strategy? Yes, it had to do with the opening of the markets wider for the private mail companies that are already working in Ireland and making profit - like DHL, Federal Express etc. These companies only deal with parcels and packets and it's a profitable business. SDS provided the same service at low cost, which is what you expect of a public service, but now with SDS out of the way, it will be even better for the private operators. People need to realise how dangerous privatisation will be. Right now wherever you live in Ireland you get the service that anyone else gets... it's even. But privatisation will change that. The money is to be made in the high population density areas where post can be moved in bulk easily. So a lot of people and a lot of communities will lose out if privatisation happens. The service will become uneven and unequal. - How is the privatisation issue being pushed? An Post management is trying to convince the workforce that privatisation is the only way forward for the company. It is a EU directive, they claim, that cannot be ignored. It's a method of bullying. As part of this we see all the new investment in technology. But the new technology has not increased productivity. Similarly, they want to leave a lot of workers go, on the grounds that it would make An Post more efficient. Management claim they have no money to pay workers and yet the give themselves huge bonuses and salaries. - Speaking of investment, the Cork Mail Centre (CMC) is the big new operation with An Post, but it sounds like a harsh place to work. The situation is crazy. Everyone down there says one thing: too many chiefs and no Indians. That's what it is like there. A lot of supervisors and managers for just 200 people. That is where the inefficiently is. Supervisors watching, watching, watching. Which is even odd because the place is covered with cameras, monitoring everyone. - What is the situation with the union in An Post now? The union in An Post is very strong if you look at the numbers. It has a big membership. But for the average worker the opinion is not just that the union does very little for the members, it actually does nothing. There is a lot of mistrust. - How can the union be doing nothing in the present situation, what with the drive to privatisation? The union as I said is strong in An Post, but instead of taking strength in that fact, and putting the real issues on the table for the government and the management of An Post it is just staying quiet. And it is not because they have no perspective. The union leadership know how things are going and where they are going... An Post workers have been hit under the belt a number of times in the last few years, but the union instead of taking the opportunity to defend its members, it is just ignoring the situation. For example, some of the money due to workers under the last national agreement has not been paid yet. But instead of taking the opportunity not to agree to any talks on a new agreement with the government and the management until this money is paid, they accept the situation and make promises to the workers. So now we are in the ludicrous situation where we are being asked to agree to a new pay deal and we still haven't got what is our due from the last! It is a joke. - It sound crazy all right. What sort of input does the ordinary member of the union have into all of this? There is no real democracy in the union. We do have elections once a year but if issues arise in the interim, there is nobody to discuss them. The reps are not doing the jobs that they should. They don't seem to care. For example at the CMC a lot of issues have arisen with shift work, salaries, and the treatment by the management, but the union has been incapable to handling them. There is no decision making process. There is not the gathering of the workers in the short term for us all to be informed of what is going on and what is happening. Or to vote. It is authoritarian. It is and it is getting worse. Because you see the more you give to the management they more they will walk all over you. Little things make a difference, you see. - There was almost a national strike after the recent stand-off over SDS? The situation is a paradox. There were a lot of people in SDS working hard, 24/7, and they knew they benefited the company. It was well known. But the management just decided that this was the branch to be cut off, even though as I say it was the branch that bore fruit. So it was crazy and especially to those who worked in SDS and knew what the truth was. You just can't do that. People were angry about that but they were also afraid. The union also spun the line that to strike would make An Post even more susceptible to privatisation because a strike would hurt the company financially. So the situation really was not good. It was very disappointing. The union is not doing the job it should do. I think a lot of members don't realise the union leaders are playing games behind our back - their agenda is different. - Where do you see things going? I hope things will come around and that at the end of the day we will manage to save An Post from privatisation. You don't want to think the opposite, because it is your job. But the truth is that all the signs, everything is pointing the other way around; in other words that the government and the management will manage to get what they want - privatisation. The problems are manifold but the lack of solidarity between the union members and the general problem with the union as I spoke about earlier - these are central. If we are united there is no way management could get away with what they are planning to do. So the big challenge is to build solidarity and to make the union our union. First published online on indymedia.ie http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/may2005/post.jpg



ACLU Charges that FBI and Local Police Intimidate Political Activists

San Francisco Bay Area, 19.05.2005 19:20

May 18, 2005: The American Civil Liberties Union charged today that the FBI and local police are engaging in intimidation based on political association and are improperly investigating law-abiding human rights and advocacy groups. These charges were determined based on documents that were obtained through a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. ACLU affiliates today filed FOIA requests seeking similar documents in ten states.

After hearing widespread complaints from students and political activists who said they were questioned by FBI agents in the months leading up to last summer’s political conventions, the ACLU filed FOIA requests in several states and the District of Columbia in December of 2004 on behalf of over 100 groups and individuals. The ACLU has so far only received fewer than 20 pages in response to the FOIAs. The ACLU charges that the FBI is wrongfully withholding thousands of pages of documents, and today filed a lawsuit in federal court to compel the FBI to comply with the FOIA requests. The complaint seeks files kept by the FBI on the ACLU, as well as Greenpeace, United for Peace and Justice, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. A memo that the ACLU has obtained indicates that the feds have been watching a Food Not Bombs chapter in Colorado for some time. Read more

A classified FBI intelligence memorandum disclosed publicly in November 2003 revealed that the FBI has directed police to target and monitor lawful political demonstrations under the rubric of fighting terrorism. This memo is available athttp://www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=14450&c=206. For details and legal papers regarding the FOIA requests filed this week by ACLU affiliates around the country, including a list of clients, go to the ACLU's FBI Spy Files page.

These activists were not the only ones who were targeted by the FBI in 2004- animal rights activists' homes were invaded, Indymedia server hard drives were confiscated, and people of Arab and Muslim descent in part under the October Plan, as well as Native Americans on reservations, were harassed all year, often a result of collusion betwen local police and the FBI. "Preempt the FBI" and what to do if the FBI comes to your house.

Intimidation against DNC Activists | Account from one of the Denver activists | FBI visits Lawrence, Kansas activists | Anti-Media Terrorism at the DNC | 7/22 statement from Kansas Mutual Aid Legal Collective | Anarchist Report from the RNC, including analysis of FBI "intelligence" efforts



Reclamos de los ñetas

Puerto Rico, 19.05.2005 17:33

Huelga de la Población Penal



Target: Boredom, Suburban Insurrection Planned for Friday

San Francisco Bay Area, 19.05.2005 16:00

A Reclaim The Streets Party is being planned for this Friday in Palo Alto. The organizers are asking the partygoers to meet at Lytton Plaza at University Ave. and Emerson at 8pm

From the RTS Callout:
Our everyday lives are fucking boring. From where we work to when we sleep, when we go to school and where we play, every aspect of our lives is beyond our control. We have to work, to shop, and to go to school to survive, but these repetitive activities deprive us of what make us really alive: freedom, creativity, spontaneity, adventure, excitement, and love. Our cities are planned to keep us content, isolated, and passified - we want excitement, community, and revolt! When was the last time you danced like no one was watching - when was the last time you ran like it really mattered?"

Flyer for RTS | Palo Alto RTS Web Site | SF RTS April 2nd



Ecological Rights

Perth, 19.05.2005 14:04

FUNDRAISER for PALMER FOREST RESCUE [21may05 Collie]



NYCLU Testifies Against Closure of Central Park

NYC, 19.05.2005 13:32

At a hearing in front of the City Council Parks and Regulation Committee, the NYCLU blasted plans to shut Central Park to all but 6 large-scale events a year.

"Central Park should be as accessible to rock music and political protest as it is to the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic," the NYCLU testified. "It is our town square and must be opened to all regardless of the medium or the message."

Today, New Yorkers For Free Speech plan a peaceful rally on the Great Lawn to protest the city plan. "Join with your neighbors in lighting a candle for freedom. A classic Do-Wop group will perform with other special guests." Meanwhile, there is a debate on our Open Newswire about effective tactics for stopping the Central Park closure.



Programa Radial de Indy Cba.

Argentina, 19.05.2005 13:03

TODOS LOS JUEVES | Cada personas es un corresponsal
PROGRAMA RADIAL DE INDYMEDIA CORDOBA



Halliburton Shareholders Protest in Houston, 16 Arrested

San Francisco Bay Area, 19.05.2005 11:00

Update: Both Martinez and Solnit have been released.
The Halliburton annual shareholders meeting in Houston, Texas was the scene of protests both outside and inside of the meetings. Activists who had been preparing for the event were met by a heavy and violent police presence who arrested 16 individuals and trampled over a dozen people with horses.
Amongst the arrested outside were Bay Area activist David Solnit and documentary filmmaker David Martinez. Watch video shot by Martinez as he gets arrested.
On the inside Andrea Buffa and Medea Benjamin from Global Exchange and Pratap Chaterjee from CorpWatch were able to intervene in the shareholders meeting in different ways. Martinez and Chaterjee traveled to Iraq last year to film a documentary about war profiteering.
From Houston Indymedia:
"At the Four Seasons this morning, before 8 am, barricades were erected, over 30 Houston horse police, undercover cops and heavy foot police presence (photos) was amassed. By 8:30, the march had reached the hotel, with about 140 - 300 protesters with lots of puppets, and signs such as "stop cronyism." Dick Cheney flashed people video, photo, activists held signs, played a samba and did a funky dance. A break-away march was met by Houston Police, who attempted to corral them, with one arrest occurring. By 9 am, there were 12 activists inside the hotel. Four were escorted out by hotel security and Houston police, while the rest were detained. Outside, things began heating up with pushing, cops on horses and arrests (photos: 1, 2, 3, 4). Some concerns have been raised about cruelty to the horses. The horses trampled several people (videos: 1, 2)."

Up to Date Coverage on Houston Indymedia



Halliburton Protest: 16 Arrested, a Dozen Trampled by Horses

Portland, 19.05.2005 07:22

HOUSTON, May 18 - Demonstrators from across Texas and around the country turned the Halliburton shareholders meeting upside down this morning, blowing whistles and rallying around a giant "Cash Cow" labeled "Iraq" outside the Halliburton(NYSE: HAL) annual shareholders meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel. Another group of demonstrators from Houston Global Awareness also blocked shareholders from entering the meeting and staged a non-violent occupation inside the hotel to expose the company's shameful record and war profiteering in Iraq.

"Halliburton's shareholders are shamelessly profiting from the US war on Iraq,which has lead to the death of at least 63 of the company's own employees,"said Rachael Clarke-Alverez. "We are here to expose Halliburton's shareholders for their shameless disregard for human life, and for ripping off the American tax payers."



Panic strikes Scappoose: A Bear on the Loose!

Portland, 19.05.2005 07:22

A bear has been spotted running through my community today. The police tracked it throughout the day, and eventually chased it back into the woods out by the airport. This evening, I saw a report about it all on the corporate media, and wondered what I was seeing. In the news broadcast, I saw images of the "big bear" taken from a helicopter in the skies above, and heard a frightening tale of the "marauding" bear. Police cars cruised the area, calling from loudspeakers to people, asking them to say indoors. It looked like war.

According to the news broadcasts, citizens of the area were "frightened," and perhaps even "terrified." That was strange, because although I live here, I did not see or hear any of this. I only heard through the grapevine that a bear had been spotted, and I only gave it a passing thought. You see, I have chosen to live in a rural area, where bears and mountain lions and bobcats and raccoons and skunks live. And yes, sea lions seasonally live in the river out here among the otter and the beaver and the salmon. All of these beings have been here long before I got here, in fact, long before any humans got here. So it was no surprise to me to hear about a bear in the area, except that I was happy to note that they haven't all gone away, chased off by the voracious roads and the never-ending mini-marts. It was good to know that something wild still lives among us, since we came here to be near the wild.



Minuteman Project Expanding to California?

LA, 19.05.2005 06:02

Minuteman Project Expanding to California?



Resistencia civil en Balneario carolinense

Puerto Rico, 19.05.2005 05:23

"El Marriott quiere quedarse con la playa, pero pa' la playa no van"



Resistencia civil en Balneario carolinense

Puerto Rico, 19.05.2005 05:23

"El Marriott quiere quedarse con la playa, pero pa' la playa no van"



Resistencia civil en Balneario carolinense

Puerto Rico, 19.05.2005 05:23

"El Marriott quiere quedarse con la playa, pero pa' la playa no van"



Cuando el Arte Ataca

Argentina, 19.05.2005 05:21

Jueves 19 de Mayo 2005 | Convocatorias de grupos independientes en Capital Federal
Cuando el Arte Ataca



Thank You for Protecting Student Privacy

Rogue Valley, 19.05.2005 04:55

Thanks goes out to everyone who contacted the House Education Committee concerning SB 643 which would help to protect student privacy. Your emails and phone calls made the difference.

This morning I got word that the bill will have a public hearing in Salem this Friday at 1:00 PM in Hearing RM E. For everyone who would like to submit comments or testimony you can do so in person or by emailing Committee Chair Representative Linda Flores,  rep.lindaflores@state.or.us



17 Mayıs

Istanbul, 19.05.2005 03:24

17 Mayıs: Uluslararası Homofobi Karşıtlığı Günü



Portland Police Officers Required to Carry Tasers Starting June 1st

Portland, 19.05.2005 03:23

While watching past protest movies, I noticed what seemed to be the most painful weapon that cops used were tasers. The tasers used by cops are not the regular handheld tasers. These tasers shoot out strings with metal tips and can electrocute people from a far range. In protests, police will not hesitate in the least bit to use tasers. I was thankful that barely any of our police had them, but that is all about to change.

At the beginning of June, it will be REQUIRED that every police officer in Portland must equip a taser. These tasers have sent people to hospitals and can cause serious injury. Police chief Foxworth says that they are 80% effective during protests and that it is a safer, more effective tool. He also said that pepper spray was only 50% effective during protests. One officer added, "When pepper spray is in the air, it will sometimes affect officers".

read more...

related: Report Links Stun Guns To Deaths I Portland Police Get, Use 50,000 Volt Tasers I Tasers and Our Fight Against Police Brutality I we need to revisit the issue of police with Tasers I Man dies in Miami-Dade jail after police stun him with Taser I Support the Ban on "Less-Lethal" Weapons I Save Our Civil Liberties



Polonya

Istanbul, 19.05.2005 02:22

Varşova: Avrupa Konseyi zirvesinde eylemciler gözaltına alındı



Halliburton Shareholders Protest in Houston, 16 Arrested

San Francisco Bay Area, 19.05.2005 01:30

The Halliburton annual shareholders meeting in Houston, Texas was the scene of protests both outside and inside of the meetings. Activists who had been preparing for the event were met by a heavy and violent police presence who arrested 16 individuals and trampled over a dozen people with horses.
Amongst the arrested outside were Bay Area activist David Solnit and documentary filmmaker David Martinez. Watch video shot by Martinez as he gets arrested.
On the inside Andrea Buffa and Medea Benjamin from Global Exchange and Pratap Chaterjee from CorpWatch were able to intervene in the shareholders meeting in different ways. Martinez and Chaterjee traveled to Iraq last year to film a documentary about war profiteering.
From Houston Indymedia:
"At the Four Seasons this morning, before 8 am, barricades were erected, over 30 Houston horse police, undercover cops and heavy foot police presence (photos) was amassed. By 8:30, the march had reached the hotel, with about 140 - 300 protesters with lots of puppets, and signs such as "stop cronyism." Dick Cheney flashed people video, photo, activists held signs, played a samba and did a funky dance. A break-away march was met by Houston Police, who attempted to corral them, with one arrest occurring. By 9 am, there were 12 activists inside the hotel. Four were escorted out by hotel security and Houston police, while the rest were detained. Outside, things began heating up with pushing, cops on horses and arrests (photos: 1, 2, 3, 4). Some concerns have been raised about cruelty to the horses. The horses trampled several people (videos: 1, 2)."

Up to Date Coverage on Houston Indymedia



Target: Boredom, Suburban Insurrection Planned for Friday

San Francisco Bay Area, 19.05.2005 01:30

A Reclaim The Streets Party is being planned for this Friday in Palo Alto. The organizers are asking the partygoers to meet at Lytton Plaza at University Ave. and Emerson at 8pm

From the RTS Callout:

">Revolt!

Our everyday lives are fucking boring. From where we work to when we sleep, when we go to school and where we play, every aspect of our lives is beyond our control. We have to work, to shop, and to go to school to survive, but these repetitive activities deprive us of what make us really alive: freedom, creativity, spontaneity, adventure, excitement, and love. Our cities are planned to keep us content, isolated, and passified - we want excitement, community, and revolt! When was the last time you danced like no one was watching - when was the last time you ran like it really mattered?"


Flyer for RTS | Palo Alto RTS Web Site



Morris

Colombia, 19.05.2005 01:21

AMENAZAS A MEDIOS ALTERNATIVOS DE COMUNICACIÓN



(pl) (en) (fr) Police detain, falsely charge Indymedia journalist

Poland, 19.05.2005 00:02

english - po polsku - français

Police detained an independent journalist and charged him with assaulting a police officer!

Policja zatrzymała niezależnego reportera i postawiła mu zarzut napaści na policjanta!

La police a détenu un journaliste indépendant et l'a fait inculper pour violence à agent public!



milito (eo)

Barcelona, 19.05.2005 00:00

Militindustrio kreskas en pacema Barcelono

Militŝipo el Irako en Barcelona haveno :: la 8an de Majo rendevuo je la 12a

22@ :: la 8an de Majo kampanjo kontraŭ la 22@ en Poblenou, kun la 4a. Popola Kolbasmanĝado kontraŭ spekulado -- Militindustrio, elstara fako en la Distrikto 22@ -- 28an de aprilo: manifestacio "Haltigu la 22@-n" en Poblenou -- manifestacio en Poblenou (agado en Gran Via) -- oni akceptis proponon kontraŭ la entreprenoj de la 22@ en la UPF -- oni detruas la kvartalon Poble Nou senpune!

Barcelona : surstrata aliĝoficejo de la Armeo :: 5an de majo en Placo Universitat -- Militistkamioneto en Placo Universitat (2) -- Kontraŭmilitarisma majo: ĉu en Placo Catalunya rekrutbuso???? -- ĉu rekrutbuso en Barcelono???? -- Por packulturo

Kontraŭmilitbaza majo :: Depostulu la militbazojn: monda kontraŭmilitarisma alvoko -- 8an de majo: informado invito al la 20a marŝo kontraŭ la bazo en Rota -- Bedaŭre: ni serĉas inspektorojn por la NATO-bazo (14aM) -- Bedaŭre: denove civita inspektado de la NATO-bazo (14aM) -- La NATO-bazo en Bétera ampleksigas la sekurperimetron kaj inkludas parton de la urbocentro -- Rota: ili foriru, foriru de ĉi tie

+infoj :: >>>milito



Galloway Rocks The House -- or, more appropriately, the Senate

DC, 18.05.2005 23:02

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations, that is, insisting on making an ass of itself in front of the whole planet by attempting to discredit dissident British MP George Galloway with documents in "evidence" long-proven to be faked. He'd "give them a good hiding", Mr. Galloway's reported to have said, and give them a hiding, he did -- or, "opened up a can of whup-ass", as we say on this side of The Pond... (RealVideo stream, DSL, 16mins 02secs.)



La Paz

Colombia, 18.05.2005 22:20

Bolivia: empieza la II Guerra del Gas por la nacionalización de los hidrocarburos



especulació i okupació (ca)

Barcelona, 18.05.2005 21:00

La febre especuladora destrueix el nostre entorn

[19.05] parem el desallotjament d'una masia dins del projecte d'expropiacions del Pla Caufec -- Desallotjament de Can Calet a les 10h -- 8 sessió Repensar Barcelona Recuperar la ciutat [22.05] bicis,patins...a Gallecs [03-05.06] Tancada veïnal a Sant Medir

corrupció febra especuladoraGallecs : Cases de luxe il-legals -- Han urbanitzat més de 700 hectàrees -- L'autovia Interpolar destrossarà Gallecs i el Vallès -- La Generalitat urbanitzarà 60 hectàrees -- Gallecs i la manipulació de la TV3 del Tripartit -- Gallecs, la lluita continua -- Compte amb la Consellera TURA -- les okupacions de Gallecs

la febre constructora :: Vallcarca : Concentració 17 -- en lluita contra l'especulació El forat de la vergonya: continuen els enderrocaments - la merda del nou mercat de sta.caterina al forat -- El veïnat del Forat aconsegueix salvar el camp de fútbol tot i la presència policial La Mina : objeto de deseo Sants: Des de la setmana passada pesa una ordre de desallotjament sobre la Quinkalla Poblenou: desllotjament -- manifestació (acció a la Gran Via) -- Salvem Can Ricart !! carrer del Clot : 13 furgons policials desallotjen edificis València : Desallotjament del CSO La Discordia -- Carta oberta a la reina de les Copes d'Amèrica Rita Barberà Kan Titella : Suspès el judici Menorca: Desallotjament imminent -- Nova Okupació -- La propietat de Biniancolla formalitza la denúncia per la presència d'okupas la casa l'aire: Imminent desallotjament

+info:: >>>especulació i okupació -- cso-cancalet -- noalplacaufec -- repensar barcelona



especulación y okupación (es)

Barcelona, 18.05.2005 21:00

la fiebre especuladora destruye nuestro entorno

[19.05] paremos el desalojo de una masia dentro del projecto de expropiaciones del Pla Caufec -- Desalojo de Can Calet a las 10h -- 8 sesión Repensar Barcelona Recuperar la ciudad [22.05] bicis,patines...a Gallecs [03-05.06] Encierro vecinal en Sant Medir

corrupción fiebre especuladoraGallecs : Casas de lujo ilegales -- Han urbanizado más 700 de hectáreas -- La autovía Interpolar destrozará Gallecs y el Vallès -- La Generalitat urbanizará 60 hectáreas -- Gallecs y la manipulación de la TV3 del Tripartit -- Gallecs, la lucha continúa -- Con cuidado con la Consellera TURA -- las okupaciones de Gallecs

la fiebre constructora :: Vallcarca : Concentración 17 -- en lucha contra la especulación El forat de la vergonya : continuan los derribos - la mierda del nuevo mercado de sta.caterina al forat -- L*s vecin*s del Forat consiguen salvar el campo de fútbol a pesar de la presencia policial La Mina : objeto de deseo Sants : Desde la semana pasada pesa una orden de desalojo sobre la Quinkalla Poblenou : desalojo -- manifestación (acción en la Gran Via) -- Salvem Can Ricart !! calle del Clot : 13 furgones policiales desalojan edificios Valencia : Desalojo del CSO La Discordia -- Carta abierta a la reina de las Copas de América Rita Barberá Kan Titella : Suspendido el juicio Menorca : Desalojo inminente -- Nueva Okupación -- La propiedad de Biniancolla formaliza la denuncia por la presencia de 'okupas' la casa del aire : Inminente desalojo

+info:: >>>especulación y okupación -- cso-cancalet -- noalplacaufec -- repensar barcelona



halliburton

Houston, 18.05.2005 18:30

Today's events at Houston's Halliburton protest



MOVE 20 years later: A Perspective from a Portlander

Portland, 18.05.2005 18:22

May 13, 1985 marked the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the MOVE organization's house by the city of Philadelphia. MOVE is a naturalist revolutionary organization that believes in the connection of all living things. They believe, quite simply, in life. And in 1985, Philadelphia obliterated life. They dropped a military-issue C-4 cannister onto the house, which set the house on fire. The police pumped hundreds of rounds of ammunition into the house. 11 people, including 5 children, were murdered. In addition, 60 houses in the surrounding black working class West Philly neighborhood burned too, and the fire department, which was on the scene, sat and did nothing, until the houses were ash. Over 250 people were left homeless.

The only adult survivor of the fire, Ramona Africa, still bears the scars from the city's "final solution" to MOVE. She also bears the scars of 7 years of incarceration from charges resulting from this bombing. Her crime? She survived.

read more...related: DC IMC Feature I Audio report | May 14th Demonstration in Philadelphia | Phillyblog entry about MOVE bombing | NY Times Article from 1985 about the bombing | Another perspective on MOVE from a former member



Breaking News

Houston, 18.05.2005 14:00

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