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Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping are coming!

Santa Cruz, CA, 01.06.2005 07:21

On Thursday, June 2, the world famous church of anti-corporate-consumer-craze will be back in Santa Cruz with performances at UCSC and at a local union-busting behemoth. Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping will be singing down goliath, they may face the fierce fires of starbucks.

The schedule for June 2nd is
4-6 Performance / Talk at UCSU Media Theater
6-8 Possible Retail intervention at a local Chain Store
8-10 Performance followed by a THURSDAY NIGHT Guerrilla Bike-in Movie Showing of "Night of the Iguana" under the Soquel Bridge

[ Rev. Billy and Night Of The Iguana at the Guerilla Drive-In || Guerilla Drive-In to Challenge Rules Around Public Space || Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In Rousted by Authorities (7/9/04) || Rev. Billy and the Church's Visit on 4/20/04 ]



Reprimen docentes en Neuquén

Argentina, 01.06.2005 07:20

Miércoles 1de junio 2005| NEUQUEN: LA RESPUESTA DE SOBISCH
Represión contra docentes que pedían aumentos



Represión en Neuquén

Argentina, 01.06.2005 07:01

Miércoles 1de junio 2005| NEUQUEN: LA RESPUESTA DE SOBISCH
Represión contra docentes que pedían aumentos



Represion en Neuquen

Argentina, 01.06.2005 07:01

Miércoles 1de junio 2005| NEUQUEN: LA RESPUESTA DE SOBISCH
Represión contra docentes que pedían aumento



Upcoming Hands Off Venezuela Meeting in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area, 01.06.2005 07:00

The Hands Off Venezuela Campaign has started meeting in San Francisco to try and raise awareness about the inspiring events in Venezuela and to organize against the threats against them from the US government. Two years after the unsuccessful military coup against the democratically elected government of Venezuela, headed by President Hugo Chavez, the US still appears to be threatening the Venezuelan government. Many US representatives, including Condoleezza Rice, have called Chavez a "negative force" in the region. Hands Off Venezuela says, "The underlying motivation of the US government is clear: the Chavez government has been shifting the benefits from the country's oil wealth from the rich giant corporations to the vast majority of the population by providing food, housing, health care and education... we believe it is vitally necessary for all those in the US and around the world to affirm Venezuela's right to determine its own destiny by joining forces to forge a resistance to the US government's aggressive aims."

San Francisco Bay Area Hands Off Venezuela will hold its next meeting on Thursday, June 9th, at 7pm in Centro del Pueblo's auditorium, at 474 Valencia St in San Francisco. At the meeting, a report on recent developments by Sonia Zerpa, a resident of Caracas, Venezuela will be presented. Read more

Hands Off Venezuela | Venezuela News & Action email newsletter



Kyle Chapman resigns from National Front Leadership

Aotearoa, 01.06.2005 06:21

#media_5121;left# It's official: Kyle Chapman resigns from National Front Leadership. FDB knew about Kyle's resignation last week but it was good to have everything one-hundred percent confirmed in yesterday's Sunday Star-Times. His grounds for throwing in the towel are somewhat tenuous: The future of the far-right National Front is in jeopardy after its leader resigned last week because his son was being "persecuted" at kindergarten. "My son was being told he couldn't play with kids in kindy," said Kyle Chapman. "The other kids' parents were saying he couldn't play with them because of who his dad was."So he quit the NF because the other kids wouldn't play with his kids at kindy?



Marriage Equality Faces Possible Assembly Vote This Week

San Francisco Bay Area, 01.06.2005 06:00

AB 19 was not voted on by the California Assembly on May 31st, but it will be voted on this week by the full California Assembly.

AB 19 is the Equality California-sponsored "Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act", legislation that would protect religious freedom while ensuring equal treatment under the law for same-sex couples by allowing them to marry in California. This bill would remove discriminatory barriers to equal protection under the law by returning the relevant California Family Code statutes to gender-neutral terms, as they were from 1850-1977. In 1948, the California Supreme Court became the first state court in the country to strike down a law prohibiting interracial marriage before the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated all such laws in 1967. The California Supreme Court held that "marriage is . . . something more than a civil contract subject to regulation by the state; it is a fundamental right of free men...legislation infringing such rights must be based upon more than prejudice and must be free from oppressive discrimination to comply with the constitutional requirements of due process and equal protection of the laws." As the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found, "The history of our nation has demonstrated that separate is seldom, if ever, equal."

The right-wing's sole attention is focused on AB 19. Right-wingers have been targeting certain LGBT-supportive legislators in an attempt to intimidate and coerce them to stop supporting AB 19, by giving their members "permission to be angry." Marriage Equality advocates say that people need to work together and continue to move forward with the gains that have been made, by contacting the legislators to keep the bullying tactics from working. Read EQCA's list of pro-equality assembly members.

Religious Tolerance AB 19 Page | Equality California



Veterans and Activists Slam “Illegal” Iraq War

San Francisco Bay Area, 01.06.2005 05:30

On May 29, residents from throughout the Bay Area decided to forego barbecues and parades to find out from Iraqi war veterans, a mother of a slain son and a military surgeon about the true cost to human life taking place daily in Iraq. More than 300 people gathered in the auditorium at the Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley Sunday for a program titled “Military Voices Against Endless War”. Among those who spoke were Stephen Funk, the first military resister to the current war, Camilo Mejia, the first Iraqi War veteran to resist, Tim Goodrich, a co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Aidan Delgado, who was stationed at Abu Ghraib, Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq and Dr. Gene Bolles, a neurosurgeon who treated wounded soldiers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
Read More (With Photos) | Past Coverage Of GI Resisters | Indybay's Anti-War Page



100th Anniversary of the IWW-Weekend of Activities

Portland, 01.06.2005 05:21

The Traveling Wobbly Show will be on display in Portland June 2 and
June 4 at the IWW Hall, 616 E Burnside. The exhibit consists of
original artists' cartoons from the new book WOBBLIES! A GRAPHIC
HISTORY OF THE INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD, edited by Paul Buhle
and Nicole Schulman. Distinguished illustrators participating in the
show include Trina Robbins, Seth Tobocman, Carlos Cortez, Spain
Rodriguez, Harvey Pekar and Jay Kinney.

On June 2, the First Thursday program will be accompanied by musical performances and brief talks on women and the Wobblies and IWW cultural contributions. The Saturday evening program will focus on
history and politics, on what can be learned from the early Wobblies
and on recent and current organizing efforts.



TRANSPORTE

Brasil, 01.06.2005 05:21

Segundo dia de manifestações contra o aumento da tarifa em Floripa



Veterans and Activists Slam “Illegal” Iraq War

San Francisco Bay Area, 01.06.2005 05:00

On May 29, residents from throughout the Bay Area decided to forego barbecues and parades to find out from Iraqi war veterans, a mother of a slain son and a military surgeon about the true cost to human life taking place daily in Iraq. More than 300 people gathered in the auditorium at the Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley Sunday for a program titled “Military Voices Against Endless War”. Among those who spoke were Stephen Funk, the first military resister to the current war, Camilo Mejia, the first Iraqi War veteran to resist, Tim Goodrich, a co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Aidan Delgado, who was stationed at Abu Ghraib, Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq and Dr. Gene Bolles, a neurosurgeon who treated wounded soldiers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
Read More (With Photos)



Anti-Nuclear

Melbourne, 01.06.2005 04:21

Shareholders greeted at uranium mining meet



monthly meeting

Houston, 01.06.2005 00:20

Saturday at 4pm: Get Involved with Houston Indymedia



&quot;In Defense of the Biscuit&quot; film premiers

Rogue Valley, 01.06.2005 00:02

June 10th, Ashland, OR
Churchill Mulkey Auditorium Room #230,
SOU Campus, 7:00 pm.

Title: In Defense of the Biscuit
Produced by: Pat Patterson and Justin Rohde
Description: A community struggle against the largest logging project in modern history, the Biscuit logging plan, in the Siskiyou Wild Rivers area of Southern Oregon.
TRT: 98 min
Year of production: 2005
Medium: VHS/ DVD
Place of production: Southern Oregon

To contact us, write to:  video@biscuitfire.org or visit  http://www.biscuitfire.org/video

The Siskiyou Wild Rivers: One of the last, great unbroken, but unprotected wildlands on the Pacific Coast; is one of the most botanical national forest in the US, has the highest concentration of National Wild and Scenic rivers, and the largest roadless area in Oregon. The Biscuit Fire: This lightning-caused fire set off a feeding frenzy with the giant timber companies and the Bush Forest Service. They proposed the largest timber sale on public landsin modern history. The Community: The people spoke out in record numbers to say NO! to this proposed destruction of their wildlands. And when their wishes were ignored, an alliance of young and old organized themselves in non-violent direct-action, In Defense of the Biscuit.



Local Cyclist, NOAH CARDAMON, Killed Monday

Portland, 31.05.2005 22:21

Local cyclist Noah Madison Cardamon was killed while riding his bicycle early monday morning. Brief Summary: Two 18 year old girls, apparently intoxicated from a night at a nearby bar, reportedly rearended Cardamon. He was not wearing a helmet, and died quickly.
The driver of the car at first told police that they had been driving past and noticed a wounded cyclist, but later admitted to hitting him. The driver, Dana Abdullah, is being charged with one count of criminally negligent homicide. Her passenger, Sheena Dawn Foster is charged with one count of hindering prosecution and one count of interfering with a police officer.



Reverse Ribbon Cuttings to Protest Opening of Delano II Prison

San Francisco Bay Area, 31.05.2005 20:30

In spite of huge budget shortfalls and polls that show that Californians want cuts to prison spending and are in favor of rehabilitation over more prisons, California will open its 33rd state prison on June 1st: the $750 million Delano II. At the same time, the state is closing schools, hospitals and libraries. On June 1st, hundreds of people all over California will protest the opening of the Delano II prison and the closing of public institutions that build safer communities.

"Reverse Ribbon Cuttings" will be held at 12pm in several cities around the state on Wednesday, June 1st to protest the opening of the Delano II Prison. In Oakland, the protest will be at the State Building; in Delano, people will gather outside of the Delano II Prison Gates; in Los Angeles, there will be a rally at the King/Drew Medical Center; in Fresno, people will gather at the Fresno Unified School District; and at 3:30pm people will gather at Golden Gate Elementary School in San Francisco. More details

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



Anti-Minutemen Coalition

San Diego, 31.05.2005 19:02

No Migra! No Minutemen! Ya Basta!

A wave of anti-immigrant hysteria is sweeping the United States. Racist vigilante groups such as the Minutemen Project, Friends of the Border Patrol and Save our State have taken it upon themselves to “secure the border” by scapegoating and attacking immigrants.

JOIN THE FIGHT!
ACT NOW TO DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES!

Meetings Every Saturday
11 am Room L-113
San Diego City College

(SPANISH VERSION)

Una ola de histeria anti-inmigrante sacude a los Estados Unidos. Grupos racistas como el Proyecto Minutemen, Amigos de la Patrulla Fronteriza, y Salven a Nuestro Estado han decidido tomar la ley en sus manos y “asegurar la frontera” atacando a los inmigrantes y usándolos como chivos expiatorios.

UNETE A LA LUCHA!
DEFENDAMOS NUESTRAS COMUNIDADES!

Juntas cada Sábado
11am Salón L-113
San Diego City College

Another take on organizing against the MinuteMen



FUTEBOL

Brasil, 31.05.2005 18:02

Inter de Milão confirma amistoso com os zapatistas



antifeixisme (ca)

Barcelona, 31.05.2005 18:00

El dol que ressona

Berga: Quan les llàgrimes apaguen el foc: Què va passar la nit del 28? ::: En Josep Ma Isanta ha estat assassinat a Berga durant les festes de la Patum ::: També hi ha hagut altres ferits i afectats ::: Berga crida al suport econòmic per pagar els advocats

[31 maig] 20h Cassolada popular a Berga

notícies relacionades: Comunicat de les Associacions Juvenils de Berga ::: Comunicat de l'MDT ::: Solidaritat de Maulets ::: fins quan, fins que em toqui a mi? ::: Això de Berga ::: la mà que bressola el feixisme juvenil: relacions perilloses ::: Reflexions d'un militant de l'esquerra independentista ::: La desafortunada Tura :::

+info | >>>antifeixisme



antifascismo (es)

Barcelona, 31.05.2005 18:00

El duelo que resuena

Berga: Cuando las lágrimas apagan el fuego: ¿Qué pasó la noche del 28? ::: Josep Ma Isanta ha sido asesinado en Berga durante las fiestas de la Patum ::: Tambien hubo otros heridos y afectados ::: Berga llama a la ayuda económica para pagar a los abogados

[31 mayo] 20h Cacerolada popular en Berga

noticias relacionadas: Comunicado de las asociaciones juveniles de Berga ::: Comunicado de MDT ::: Solidaridad de Maulets ::: ¿Hasta cuando, hasta que me toque a mi? ::: Esto de Berga ::: la mano que mece el fascismo juvenil: relaciones peligrosas ::: Reflexiones de un militante de la izquierda independentista ::: La desafortunada Tura :::

+info | >>>antifascismo



My Own Recent Conversations With U.S. Soldiers

DC, 31.05.2005 17:02

This is an essay containing my own reflections of conversations I had this spring with active duty military persoonnel who have served in Iraq.



REPRESSÃO

Brasil, 31.05.2005 15:20

Militantes do MPL são presos e acusados



Castor-Alarm von Dresden nach Ahaus!

Germany, 31.05.2005 14:30

Ab dem 30. Mai sollen nach 7-j�hriger Pause wieder Castoren mit hochradioaktiven Atomm�ll �ber die Autobahn ins Zwischenlager Ahaus rollen. Anti-Atom-Initiativen haben zum kreativen, verantwortungsvollen Widerstand aufgerufen. Entlang der Strecke sind zahlreiche Aktionen geplant, f�r Unterkunft und Kultur ist bei voraussichtlich gutem Wetter gesorgt.

Hauptinfoseite mit Aktionsank�ndigungen: nixfaehrtmehr.de



Bolivien: erneut Proteste

Germany, 31.05.2005 14:30

In den letzten Tagen haben in Bolivien wieder massive Proteste und Blockaden auf den Strassen Boliviens stattgefunden. Am 25. Mai haben Tausende aus den D�rfern mehrerer Provinzen auf dem Altiplano im Regierungszentrum protestiert. Das Regierungsgeb�ude ist vom Milit�r abgeriegelt. Die Protestierenden wurden eingekesselt und mit sehr viel Tr�nengas und Schockgranaten auseinandergetrieben. Demonstrierende Minenarbeiter, die Dynamit ins Stadtzentrum mitbrachten, hatten mehrere Verletzte zu beklagen. Es gibt Ger�chte dass es einen Milit�rputsch geben k�nnte.

bolivia.indymedia.org | www.narconews.com | www.agp.org | www.erbol.com.bo



Holyoke struggles to keep wastewater as a public utility

Boston, 31.05.2005 14:01

Kelda may sell Aquarion, US profits fall 21% in 2004. Holyoke deal falls on even shakier ground. The UK Independent reports “Kelda mulls the sell-off of its not so profitable US subsidiary” as Aquarion reports a 21% fall in profits in 2004. Residents and DPW workers in Holyoke, Massachusetts, facing a 20-year, $176 million contract with Aquarion Services Company, should be worried. The main selling points of the contract have been the purported savings to ratepayers and the sweetheart deal promised to the current workers, which maintains existing pay and benefits. Workers will already lose civil service protection in the Aquarion deal, and what more will they lose if Aquarion is sold? Can Aquarion really save the city millions if under the gun to show a profit to Kelda shareholders?



Animal Rights activists target Wickham laboratories

United Kingdom, 31.05.2005 12:22

On 23 April, a piece of street theatre took place in Wickham, Hampshire.
William Cartmell, owner of the nearby Laboratory that experiments on
animals, was put on trial in front of a jury of mice. Despite the rain, a
good time was had by all. A short demo was held afterwards at the nearby
lab.



O déficit...mais uma vez.

Portugal, 31.05.2005 09:30

O déficit...mais uma vez.



Vigil to Be Held for Latino Man Who San Jose Police Killed Last Week

San Francisco Bay Area, 31.05.2005 07:20

The Barrio Defense Committee (BDC) has called for a vigil to protest the May 27th police killing of Samuel Martinez, who was a 34 year-old father of two children. Martinez was tasered, shot, and killed by a San Jose police officer early last Friday morning. in the 2000 block of Countrywalk Circle in North San Jose. The BDC says, "We make a call for a Vigil because too many people have been killed by the San Jose Police unnecessarily.... too many people from the Mexican community have been killed by the San Jose Police, such as Victor Duran, Danny Duran who had his hands up, Robert Treviño, 23-year old Jose Perez Flores. We make a call for this Vigil because people cannot be killed over reasons that can be dealt with verbally without force or violence." The vigil will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2005 at 3:00 p.m., at the corner of Countrywalk Circle and Creekside Drive in North San Jose. Read more



Junio 5

Colombia, 31.05.2005 07:01

Consulta Popular Arrocera sobre el TLC



Reverse Ribbon Cuttings to Protest Opening of Delano II Prison

San Francisco Bay Area, 31.05.2005 06:30

In spite of huge budget shortfalls and polls that show that Californians want cuts to prison spending and are in favor of rehabilitation over more prisons, California will open its 33rd state prison on June 1st: the $750 million Delano II. At the same time, the state is closing schools, hospitals and libraries. On June 1st, hundreds of people all over California will protest the opening of the Delano II prison and the closing of public institutions that truly build safe communities.

"Reverse Ribbon Cuttings" will be held at 12pm in several cities around the state on Wednesday, June 1st to protest the opening of the Delano II Prison. In Oakland, the protest will be at the State Building; in Delano, people will gather outside of the Delano II Prison Gates; in Los Angeles, there will be a rally at the King/Drew Medical Center; in Fresno, people will gather at the Fresno Unified School District; and at 3:30pm people will gather at Golden Gate Elementary School in San Francisco. More details

Californians United for a Responsible Budget



Vieques, la lucha sigue

Puerto Rico, 31.05.2005 05:01

Desobediencia civil en Vieques 27-30 de mayo 2005



Camden Workers Go Unpaid, March on Owner Angelos

DC, 31.05.2005 05:01

Camden Yards cleaners are again being made to work without pay this season! Through an investigation of Superior Staffing have uncovered dozens of workers who are working and still have not received their pay checks or are missing hours when they do get paid.



REPRESSÃO

Brasil, 31.05.2005 03:21

Caça às bruxas na Itália



Open the Cages: A night of political prisoner support

NYC, 31.05.2005 03:01

This event is part of the June 10-12, 2005 Weekend of Resistance for Political Prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers.

Saturday June 11th, 7pm at DUMBA Art space, 57 Jay Street [between Front and Water Streets]. Friends of Jeff Luers, The Jericho Movement and Resistance in Brooklyn will be sponsoring an event with speakers, music, film and some suprises. Speakers: former Black Liberation Army (BLA) political prisoner Ashanti Alston, former Animal Liberation Front (ALF) prisoner and activist currently under federal indictment for SHAC campaign, Andy Stepanian. Music: Cipher, Casey Neill and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra. [Complete International Coverage From Global Indymedia]



&quot;Mittenwald? Endlich weg damit!&quot;

Germany, 31.05.2005 02:20

Am Pfingstwochenende waren wieder einige Hundert AntifaschistInnen aufgebrochen, um gegen das "Gebirgsj�gertreffen am Hohen Brendten" zu demonstrieren. Das beschauliche �rtchen Mittenwald wurde zum vierten Mal in seiner Ruhe gest�rt.

Bilder in den Artikeln wurden aktualisiert

Zusammenfassung der Artikel zur Vorbereitung und Mobilisierung

Freitag: Demonstration in Garmisch-Patenkirchen | Besuch bei Stoiber
Samstag: Kurzinformationen und erste Bilder | Sternmarsch Mittenwald, Route1
Sonntag: Newswire | Kurzbericht | Ausf�hrlicher Bericht

Nachlese: Repressionen in Mittenwald | Impressionen aus Mittenwald | Gebirgsj�ger in der Tradition der Wehrmacht | Radiobericht von zip-fm | Video:Blockade | Video KanalB | Sternradeln

Mobilisierungsseite mit Hintergrundinformationen



Gegen Hartz IV und Ein- Euro- Jobs

Germany, 31.05.2005 02:20

Es kann nicht oft genug wiederholt werden: Noch immer wird gegen Hartz IV protestiert. Vielerorts finden auch 2005 regelm�ssig Montagsdemos statt.
Am 20. Mai 2005 ist ein bundesweiter Aktionstag gegen Ein-Euro-Jobs geplant. Eine kleine Fortsetzung vom Agenturschluss, bei dem am 3.1.2005, dem ersten Geltungstag von Hartz IV, etwa 56 St�dte mitgemacht haben. Angek�ndigt sind f�r den 20.5. zwar nur Aktionen in wenigen St�dten, n�mlich Berlin, K�ln, Kassel und Wuppertal. Aber es sind �berraschungen vorgesehen, und die Berichte werden voraussichtlich bei indymedia zu lesen sein...

labournet.de | tacheles-sozialhilfe | BAG-SHI | andersarbeiten.de



Kampf um Freir�ume: Yorckstra�e 59 in Berlin

Germany, 31.05.2005 02:20

Seit 1989 gibt es in Berlin das Wohnprojekt in der Yorckstra�e 59. 60 BewohnerInnen, darunter 10 Kinder, leben in dem Haus, in dem unter anderem auch die "Antirassistische Initiative Berlin" untergebracht ist. Im Dezember 2003 �bernahm ein neuer Eigent�mer, Marc Walter aus Hamburg, das Haus. Seitdem steht das Projekt unter Druck. Plakate werden entfernt, Hoffeste verboten, eine aufwendige Sanierung mit doppelter Miete ist geplant und R�ume wurden zugemauert. Doch die BewohnerInnen der Yorck59 und viele Unterst�tzerInnen lassen sich nicht klein kriegen. Immer wieder gibt es verschiedenste Aktionen f�r den Erhalt des Wohnprojekts. Mittlerweile gibt es einen R�umungstermin: Am 06. Juni sollen die BewohnerInnen aus dem Haus ger�umt werden. Eine Artikel�bersicht �ber den Kampf um das Wohnprojekt: Yorck59 bleibt!

yorck59.net | squat.net | stressfaktor.squat.net



Otegi im Knast - Friedensprozess beendet?

Germany, 31.05.2005 02:20

Der spanische Nationale Gerichtshof in Madrid hat am sp�ten Mittwoch den Batasuna-Sprecher Arnaldo Otegi inhaftieren lassen. Internationaler Haftbefehl erging gegen Jon Salaberria, dabei, so ist inzwischen klar, war der nicht einmal vorgeladen war. Ist das das Ende eines m�glichen Friedensprozesses? Grossdemo am 4. Juni in Bilbao.



Is Air America Radio Complicit in Its' Own Outside Corporate Censorship?

Tennessee, 31.05.2005 01:22

Why is the long-awaited liberal talk-radio network giving a satellite monopoly on their content to a company with the appearance of censoring them? Air America Radio hasn't made any mention of this, but in rotation on their website, if you reload enough times until it comes up for you, there is an ad banner from XM Satellite Radio claiming, "Starting July 11, XM will be our exclusive satellite radio network!" The banner links to a news story which also made passing mention of XM putting non-AAR content onto their AAR channel.



Herida boliviana

Argentina, 31.05.2005 01:20

Lunes 30 de Mayo 2005 | ETNOCIDIO Y NEOCOLONIALISMO ENERGÉTICO
La herida boliviana



Olympia Free School interview: Why Free schools?

Portland, 31.05.2005 00:36

Interview May 16, 2005 by David X of Bellingham.rogueimc.org With Beth of Olympia Free School

"Olympia is a community with amazing resources. There are folks here with many diverse talents and skills to share. Too often however, a lack of communication keeps us apart. The Free School is a synergy of the diverse ideas, talents, skills and resources of community members."

The Free School works to facilitate this learning exchange as an instrument for individuals who want to learn in an open environment. We are a resource that provides free alternative educational opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds. The Free School also works for profound social change by serving as a model for education in the future. "The Free school helped to start the Bio-diesel co-op project in Olympia."

Related: Audio File of interview | olympiafreeschool.org
Portland Free Skool Mtng Monday June 6th



America Wants Roadless Forests, Bush Wants Profits

Portland, 31.05.2005 00:36

High up in a douglas fir in the picturesque town of Hood River, a banner flaps in the wind. The statement is a simple one: "This is a nonviolent protest". The issues surrounding the banner, and the person perched just below it, are a bit more complex.

On May 5th of this year, the Bush Administration formally repealed the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a measure which protected about one third (58.5 million acres) of the national forest system's total acreage from road building and logging. There are currently over 386,000 miles of roads in our national forests, enough pavement to circle the earth more than fifteen times. These roads are used mainly for logging and resource extraction.

On the evening of May 29th, shortly after 10 PM, a local forest activist calling himself Lorax (after the Dr. Seuss character), climbed 60 feet into a tree in downtown Hood River, Oregon, in protest of this policy change. "I'm up here because the Bush Administration is ignoring the sentiment of the American people," he said, referring to the fact that the Forest Service has received more than 1.6 million comments regarding the rule, over 95 percent of them in favor. "We cannot let them ignore the ... American people so that their cronies in the timber industry and in the resource extraction industry can destroy our public lands".

Press Release | Hood River Rally Friday June 3rd @ 7 pm



America Wants Roadless Forests, Bush Wants Profits

Portland, 31.05.2005 00:25

High up in a douglas fir in the picturesque town of Hood River, a banner flaps in the wind. The statement is a simple one: "This is a nonviolent protest". The issues surrounding the banner, and the person perched just below it, are a bit more complex.

On May 5th of this year, the Bush Administration formally repealed the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a measure which protected about one third (58.5 million acres) of the national forest system's total acreage from road building and logging. There are currently over 386,000 miles of roads in our national forests, enough pavement to circle the earth more than fifteen times. These roads are used mainly for logging and resource extraction.

On the evening of May 29th, shortly after 10 PM, a local forest activist calling himself Lorax (after the Dr. Seuss character), climbed 60 feet into a tree in downtown Hood River, Oregon, in protest of this policy change.

"I'm up here because the Bush Administration is ignoring the sentiment of the American people," he said, referring to the fact that the Forest Service has received more than 1.6 million comments regarding the rule, over 95 percent of them in favor. "We cannot let them ignore the ... American people so that their cronies in the timber industry and in the resource extraction industry can destroy our public lands".



1898

Marseille, 31.05.2005 00:21

Procès politique contre des activistes des groupes de jeunesse du Pays Basque



Victoria's Dirty Secret protest

North Carolina, 31.05.2005 00:20

Victoria's Dirty Secret protest



On The Road to Hell - The Battle to Save theTara-Skryne Valley Begins

Ireland, 31.05.2005 00:02

'All hands on deck' sez Wag 'Stall them diggers' Two recent pieces on the campaign to save the Tara Skryne valley { photos by redjade © } No AlternativeBut Legal Action By Vincent Salafia ''The M3 will pass within 1,200 metres of the top of the Hill of Tara. A 52 acre interchange will be clearly visible from the Hill, and over 40 individual archaeological sites within the valley between Tara and sister hill Skryne will be systematically demolished by archaeologists using mechanical diggers. Then the bulldozers will finish the job. Campaigners are now left with no alternative but to support a legal action that will seek a High Court injunction and judicial review of the Minister's decision.'' The Road to Hell by Dr. Muireann Ni Bhrolchain Spokesperson for The Save Tara/Skryne Valley Campaign The decision of the Minister of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to give consent to "a programme of archeological works" to proceed "at sites along a section of the proposed M3 motorway" will ensure that for this government the M3 will be the road to hell. This is the worst planning decision that has ever been taken by an Irish government. We will be the laughing stock of Europe and the World. The Minister had the power to protect the monuments in the path of the motorway - instead he has chosen to destroy. To destroy the heart of our premiere sacred, ancient capital. The Minister and the Taoiseach will become the 'Terminators of Tara' if this road goes ahead. A statement on behalf of Edel Bhreathnach, Joe Fenwick and Conor Newman who have worked on the archaeology, history and literature of Tara since 1991 says: "Today is not only a dark day for Tara, but a dark day for Irish culture". It goes on to say: "This is a shameful decision that will have repercussions far and wide." Despite warnings from all the experts, the advice given by the Halcrow Barry Route Selection Report and by archaeological companies employed to give the NRA advice the Minister has chosen to plough ahead with this horrific desecration of Ireland's premier sacred site. The Taoiseach and Minister Roche met with myself on April 27th and again I emphasised to them how unadvisable this route was. The new CEO for the NRA met with Edel Bhreathnach and Conor Newman over the past week but again all our arguments fell on deaf ears. This is but one battle in the war to protect our heritage. The excavations alone could take years and will be an unnecessary expense. But the next step is to take the case to the European Parliament, to go court in Ireland and to the European Court if necessary. The protests will now be escalated far beyond the polite noises that have been made heretofore. We cannot continue to allow this Government to ride roughshod over our cultural heritage. The Minister has the nerve to say: "The directions which I have given represent a measured approach. They are both comprehensive and onerous. They protect heritage". But then the Taoiseach of this government said: "I don't know who was there five thousand years ago and I'm sure they were very significant people". Well the 350 academics who signed a statement presented to the self-same Taoiseach could tell him all about who these "significant people" were. Sam Green of the Landmarks Foundation, New York said in his recent letter to the Irish Times: "What are these politicians up to? Are they not to be compared to the Taliban, who erased their past with dynamite? … The world is in awe of Tara, the world reveres Tara. The world is watching with disbelief." Is this our gift to our future generations? No Alternative But Legal Action By Vincent Salafia The world is shocked and appalled at the directions to proceed with the proposed route of the M3, given today by Dick Roche, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Within hours of the decision, the LA Times, ABC News, BBC and the Guardian were featuring the story. The M3 tolled motorway, approved by An Bord Pleanala in August 2003 is to run from Clonee to Kells, with two toll booths. The cost will be over 1 billion, with 30 million euros being allocated to excavate all sites within one year. The M3 will pass within 1,200 metres of the top of the Hill of Tara. A 52 acre interchange will be clearly visible from the Hill, and over 40 individual archaeological sites within the valley between Tara and sister hill Skryne will be systematically demolished by archaeologists using mechanical diggers. Then the bulldozers will finish the job. Campaigners are now left with no alternative but to support a legal action that will seek a High Court injunction and judicial review of the Minister's decision. Numerous solicitors letters' have already been sent to: the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Meath County Council, the National Roads Authority, putting them on notice that the decision to proceed as planned would be illegal under Irish and EU law. Another possible Defendant will be the Public Private Partnership consortia that is awarded the contract to finance, design, construct and operate the Tara toll road. Several multinational companies are bidding on these contracts, including Kellogg Browne and Root, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Halliburton. Legal advice is currently being taken and a challenge will proceed within the eight week Statute of Limitations time period. Now that directions, under the National Monuments Act have been given, the excavation contract will now be put out to tender. Cultural Resource Development Services Ltd is the company that is expected to be the only bidder on the contract. But that process must be complete before exavations can begin. http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/may2005/tara.gif



OPPPLM

Marseille, 31.05.2005 00:01

«On peut pas pousser
les murs!»



Seydişehir

Istanbul, 30.05.2005 23:26

Seydişehir Alüminyum Fabrikasında polis saldırısı



La DEA, Tingo Maria, La coca y el cuco

Peru, 30.05.2005 23:25

La DEA, Tingo Maria, La coca y el cuco



Sheffield Prepares to Welcomes the G8

United Kingdom, 30.05.2005 22:34

The Justice and Home Affairs ministers from the G8 countries are meeting in Sheffield from Wednesday 15th until Friday 17 June. The issues to be discussed at the Sheffield ministerial meeting include counter-terrorism, migration, law enforcement, the expanded use of DNA and legal affairs. People in Sheffield have co-ordinated a number of actions and events against the G8. Full details of these events and a timeline can be found on the Sheffield Against G8 website.

Sheffield Indymedia G8 coverage | Sheffield Against the G8 | Peace in the Park | Sheffield Stop The War Coalition




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