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Hearing Held in US to Examine Downing Street Minutes

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.06.2005 19:20

On Thursday June 16th, 2005, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., who is the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, along with other Congress Members, will hold a hearing on the Downing Street Minutes and related evidence of efforts to cook the books on pre-war intelligence. The hearing is being broadcast live on KPFA Radio and other media. Conyers plans to deliver to the White House a letter addressed to President Bush and signed by over 500,000 Americans and at least 94 Congress Members. The letter asks the President to respond to questions raised by the Downing Street Minutes. Later on June 16th, in Washington, DC and other cities around the country, rallies will be held in support of Congressman Conyers. A protest will be held in Benicia, California, at City Park (between Military and K Street) on First St. from 5 to 6 pm Thursday, June 16, 2005. There will also be a rally in Sacramento between 11:30 and 1:30, at the Sacramento Bee offices at 21st and Q Streets. Additional rallies nationwide

The Downing Street Memo is actually notes from a meeting that included UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and a number of other high-level officials and intelligence officers in the UK government. Read the Memo The memo reveals that President Bush decided to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in the summer of 2002 and, determined to ensure that U.S. intelligence data supported his policies, "fixed" the intelligence and facts relevant to WMD. Anti-war activists have been conducting outreach and protests in their campaign to get the mainstream media to cover the issue of the Downing Street Memo.

Gold Star and Military Families Call for Truth | Impeach Central | DowningStreetMemo.com | After Downing Street | John Conyers' website



Hearing Held in US to Examine Downing Street Minutes

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.06.2005 19:20

On Thursday June 16th, 2005, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., who is the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, along with other Congress Members, are holding a hearing on the Downing Street Minutes and related evidence of efforts to cook the books on pre-war intelligence. The hearing is being broadcast live on KPFA Radio and other media. Conyers plans to deliver to the White House a letter addressed to President Bush and signed by over 500,000 Americans and at least 94 Congress Members. The letter asks the President to respond to questions raised by the Downing Street Minutes. Later on June 16th, in Washington, DC and other cities around the country, rallies will be held in support of Congressman Conyers. A protest will be held in Benicia, California, at City Park (between Military and K Street) on First St. from 5 to 6 pm. There will also be a rally in Sacramento between 11:30 and 1:30, at the Sacramento Bee offices at 21st and Q Streets.

The Downing Street Memo is actually notes from a meeting that included UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and a number of other high-level officials and intelligence officers in the UK government. The memo reveals that President Bush decided to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in the summer of 2002 and, determined to ensure that U.S. intelligence data supported his policies, Bush "fixed" the intelligence and facts relevant to WMD. Anti-war activists have been conducting outreach and protests in their campaign to get the mainstream media to cover the issue of the Downing Street Memo.

Read more on Indybay's Anti-War News Page



** Bio-Democracy June 17-21 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS in Philadelphia **

DC, 16.06.2005 19:01

5 days & nights of events to counter the biotech industry, resist their tamperings with life, and celebrate healthy alternatives



25th Annual National Earth First! Rendezvous - July 4-11th Pre-Rendezvous Events in PDX!

Portland, 16.06.2005 18:21

It's less than three weeks till the beginning of the Earth First! National Rendezvous just outside Portland on Mt. Hood National Forest. This being the 25th anniversary of the Rendezvous, local Earth First!ers are feeling a little reflective, and will be organzing two great events in Portland examining Earth First! history, and getting everyone ready for the Rendezvous.

If you're not familiar with Earth First! or are but have never felt a part of the movement, we'd like to extend an extra special invitation to these events and of course the Rendezvous itself! If you already consider yourself an Earth First!er, we'd love it if you could help out with Rendezvous preperations! Look for our contact information below.

The first event, taking place on Monday June 27th, will examine the past 20 years of EcoDefense history in Portland. The second, on Friday June 1st, will look at the life and organizing work of Judi Bari, a member of both the Industrial Workers of the World and Earth First!, who endeavoured to bridge the gaps between environmentalists and timber workers. Bari survived an assasination attempt and severe FBI COINTELPRO repression for her efforts.



Walk Against Wargames Peace Pilgrimage

Perth, 16.06.2005 18:04

Peace Pilgrimage Returns Today



Opinion: America's Corporate Benedict Arnolds

Boston, 16.06.2005 18:03

“That’s un-American” is the cry heard whenever the unwritten code of American values is breached, Compassion, fairness and equal opportunity are hallmarks, and although you might not be able to recite chapter and verse of the code, you know when it is broken. On this the 204th anniversary of the death of Benedict Arnold, one of America’s most famous traitors, it’s time to consider whether some of America’s largest corporations that pay little or no federal taxes, have indeed become traitors. Large corporations are in full retreat from paying their fair share of taxes. In 2003, corporations paid just 7% of the cost of the US government, according to a study by Citizens for Tax Justice. It wasn’t always this way. At the end of the Second World War, a time when paying taxes was viewed as a patriotic duty, corporations paid half the cost of the federal government. Even as recently as the 1970s, corporate taxes accounted for 20% of federal treasury receipts.



raport z zatrzymań 16 maja 2005

Poland, 16.06.2005 17:21

Raport dotyczy brutalnego zatrzymania 10 uczestników legalnej demonstracji antywojennej , która odbyła się dnia 16 maja w Warszawie oraz zatrzymania jednego dziennikarza Indymediów podczas tejże demonstracji. Zatrzymania miały miejsce po oficjalnym zamknięciu protestu, w czasie, gdy demonstranci rozchodzili się już do domów.



Chula Vista Army Recruiters get a visit

San Diego, 16.06.2005 17:21

The Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force Recruitment Station in Chula Vista was visited by anti-recruitment activists on Saturday, June 11.



July 6-8: West Coast Anti-Capitalist Converge

San Diego, 16.06.2005 17:21

Take the Streets and Resist the Capitalist War Machine on July 8! Call for the West Coast anti-war and anti-capitalist mass convergence, July 6-8 of 2005 in San Francisco, in solidarity with the mobilization against the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland.

For more information on the West Coast Anti-G8 Mobilization, see:
anarchistaction.org

For more information on the Scotland actions, see:
Dissent! | Indymedia UK | G8 Alternatives | Resist! | Faslane Anti-Nuclear G8 Actions | Indymedia Scotland



Gay Activists Protest at Polish Embassy WDC against banning of Warsaw Pride

DC, 16.06.2005 17:02

At 2pm on Saturday, 11 June 2005, three gay rights activists would meet-up with this photographer to hold a direct action in front of the Polish Embassy located at 2640 16th Street in NW WDC in protest against the cancellation of the 2005 Warsaw Pride



Forest Service and Rainbow Gathering go Head to Head

DC, 16.06.2005 17:02

Tthe United States Forest Service has erected a blockade at the Rainbow Gathering in the Monongahelia National Forest east of Elkins, near Alpena to stop the flow of gatherers heading home.



CHILE

Brasil, 16.06.2005 14:31

Preso o Diretor do Jornal Mapuche Azkintuwe



Keeping Up the Patriot Act

Urbana-Champaign, 16.06.2005 14:02

The same old song and dance...



Paz prohibida

Colombia, 16.06.2005 11:20

¡Cuidado con las palabras!



Detention

Sydney, 16.06.2005 09:22

Australians Need to be Alert and Alarmed



No US War Games in Australia

Perth, 16.06.2005 06:22

Peace Convergence Roundup



Protest threat forces Vivisection conference to look for another venue

Aotearoa, 16.06.2005 06:02

Animal rights activists are claiming credit for forcing a vivisection conference out of the National Library.

The Australia and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART) conference, due to open in two weeks, was to be hosted by the National Library but the library announced yesterday that ANZCCART had canceled the booking.

Animal rights supporters had been sending letters and emails to National Library boss Penny Carnaby over its hosting of the ANZCCART conference, and many library staff were unhappy about the conference. The National Anti-Vivisection Campaign (NAVC) had promised noisy protests throughout the three-day conference, which was due to start on June 26.

NAVC spokesperson Mark Eden said he believed ANZCCART had canceled the booking because of fear of protest.

We believe the ANZCCART conference will still be going ahead at another secret location in Wellington but we will find them. ANZCCART promotes and defends killing animals in useless experiments and wherever they go we will follow them, until they stop torturing animals.

Anyone planning on coming to Wellington for the protests should assume that everything is going ahead. We will be having a major anti vivisection protest in Wellington on Sunday June 26th.

[ Stop Vivisection | Vivisection in NZ ]



City Council Unanimously Passes First Reading of “NO PARTY” Ordinance

Santa Cruz, CA, 16.06.2005 06:02

Thinking of having a little shindig for your next birthday? Want to have a party to celebrate your promotion at work? How about getting together and having dinner with a few friends out on your patio? Well, you better think again because any one of those activities could land you a hefty fine, a certified letter to your landlord and, if you’re under 21, another certified letter to your parents. Plus, you and the aforementioned parties will be billed an undisclosed amount of money, as soon as the city determines how much they want to charge you for sending an officer out to issue the warning and/or citation.

These are all part of the city’s revision of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code Chapter 9.37 pertaining to “loud” or “unruly” gatherings. In response to years of complaints by neighbors plagued by student parties, the city council is making sweeping changes to the ordinance that will affect every one of us, student or not, if you ever want to gather with more than one friend at a time, that is.



Opposite Propaganda Film Night : The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Minneapolis/St. Paul, 16.06.2005 06:02

Tuesday June 21 at the Dinkytowner in Minneapolis Films start after 8 PM The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003) details the attempted coup in Venezuela that briefly unseated President Hugo Chavez. The Dinkytowner is located at 412-1/2 14th Ave SE in MPLS Music by Free Radio Twin Cities 93.1 DJs



Iraqi Labor Leaders To Speak In Chicago This Friday

Chicago, 16.06.2005 06:02


graphic, AK PressOne of the dirty secrets of the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq has been the efforts of U.S. authorities and their Iraqi proxies to thwart genuinely democratic labor organizing throughout the country. That policy has played out in the United States, as well, with mainstream labor groups and anti-war labor projects divided on which voices and projects should be permitted to talk about their struggles to the American people.

This Friday at 6PM at UNITE hall, Chicago anti-war labor activists are sponsoring a delegation of secular, progressive Iraqi labor activists who'll talk about conditions on the ground. The event is part of a controversial national tour that has brought three separate delegations -- some of whose members tacitly work WITH occupation forces -- to the States, and included a bitter fight to win visas for the Chicago delegation members, who have been vocal in opposing the U.S. occupation.

Read more. | Download the flyer. | Listen to a Labor Express interview with progressive Iraqi labor activist Amjad Al Jawary.



Smash EDO Take On The Law

United Kingdom, 16.06.2005 06:01

In a spectacular march through Brighton on Saturday June 11th, 150-200 protestors showed that they would not be intimidated by the violence meted out at the May 31 Big Demo at EDO MBM by Sussex police.

After an open mic event on The Level where several protestors spoke out against EDO MBM as well as the draconian Harassment Act interim Injunction brought by the company against peaceful protestors outside their factory, and Sussex Police’s brutality trying to enforce it, the march began.



June 15th Anti-G8 Protests

United Kingdom, 16.06.2005 06:01

Actions against the G8 started bright and early in Sheffield with a co-ordinated banner drop (video | report) at 7am on bridges over the main road out of Sheffield to the M1 motorway, reminding commuters of the G8's presence in Sheffield over the next three days. While things were quiet at the Marriott Hotel, where the Justice and Interior Ministers are holding their meeting, the early morning traffic at Park Square roundabout was greeted with samba beats from Rhythms of Resistance Sheffield and leaflets informing them of the G8's intentions to further dismantle civil liberties in order to advance the so-called "War on Terror" and increase national security. Caught by suprise, the police were slow to turn up. Documents left in the back of one police vehicle revealed that Sheffield was the subject of "Operation Octagon". The action wound up at around 8am with no arrests.

Meanwhile back in the heart of the city centre, on Matilda Street, down from the Shrowroom cinema in the former Yorkshire Art Space, the Convergence Space was springing into life complete with a Indymedia Centre. Banners were dropped from the windows and at the entrance, and an "Insurgents' Breakfast" rustled up for the gathering activists. People later took to the streets on a Weapons of Mass Information action, distributing information on the policies of the G8 to people in the city centre and Meadowhall shopping centre.

In Meadowhall, four people dressed in white decontamination suits with 'NO G8' on the back, plus one clown were met with heavy resistance from the private security staff, including plainclothes store detectives, while distributing information. They ended up surrounded by 20-30 security staff and were escorted, or in some cases, carried out of the shopping mall, as where the accompanying Indymedia people.

In the town centre, Weapons of Mass Information were handed out to shoppers, the police and also in MacDonalds [Video and Photos].

The Critical Mass had a good turnout of at least 70 people, including skaters, bikes and people on foot. It set off at 5ish from Devonshire Green and was followed by three police vans. Around 7-10 people on foot at the back were held under Section 12 on West Street and were dispersed away from the Critical Mass one by one, though they later joined back up with the others.

The demonstration that had assembled on Devonshire Green at 5:30pm, initially to protest for the right to protest after having been denied the right to march down to the dinner at the Winter Gardens, was able to link up with the returning critical mass and link back around into the city centre. It was not however, able to link up with the Stop the War Coalition demonstration which started at 6pm on Arundel Gate by The Lyceum, which police limited numbers to 100.

At 7:00pm there was Samba on Fargate with about 300 people spread around the streets. The demo then moved down High Street. At the roundabout at the junction of High Street and Arundel Gate a young man was arrested and some scuffling occured to chants of "Let Him Go!", "Shame On You!" and Rhythms and friends marking time. Despite the protest the man was bundled into a waiting police van.

Around 7:20pm there was another arrest of someone trying to run through the [predominantly] Manchester police lines with a banner outside TJ Hughes. Protestors tried to get down Arundel Gate, but more heavily-armoured and helmeted reinforcements were brought in to prevent people going any further.

The G8 ministers arrived at around 7.35pm via Surrey Street. So after being unable to go down Arundel Gate, the demonstration went back to Surrey Street, where the protesters had earlier been blocked by police officers from South and West Yorkshire, Cleveland, Greater Manchester, London, North Wales and possibly other forces. By 8:40pm, it seemed that the demonstration wass petering out and Arundel Gate was reopened to buses.

One demonstrator was arrested after 5 people left the demonstration at around 8pm and were walking back to the Convergence Space. He was arrested under the public Order Act for allegedly spitting during the demo.

Reports: 1 2 | Photos: 1 | Video: 1



Dale Farm Traveller Eviction Alert

United Kingdom, 16.06.2005 06:01

Dale Farm, Britain's largest Traveller community, is under threat of eviction by Basildon Council. Protests have been held at the site to prevent Constant, a private security company specialising in eviction of Gyspies, from forcibly removing the families fromtheir homes. Kathleen McCarthy, chair of Dale Farm Residents Committee, said the threatened eviction had little to do with planning rules and everything to do with prejudice and racism. "Just leave us alone to send our children to school".

The security company Constant has cut a swathe of destruction across Britain, destroying more than 250 private plots in the past two years. Old people had been assaulted, children terrorised and mountains of property, including caravans, been burned. "The campaign for Gypsy rights has never been stronger nor more united," Puxon said. "But if we can't together save Dale Farm then we have failed and this destruction will go on unchecked."

Upcoming:
21st JUNE: There will be a demo, candlit-vigil and mass attendance at the adjourned council committee meeting taking place at 7.30 (Tuesday) 21 June at Basildon Centre, Basildon.
26th JUNE: Hovefield Ave, Wickford in Basildon threatened with eviction order by Basildon Council. Judicial Review underway.
29th JUNE: Human Rights Monitoring Teams meeting with Dale Farm Housing Association, at Dale Farm, Crays Hill in Basildon, Essex



Metro Holds Public Hearing in East St. Louis on Fare Increases

Saint Louis, 16.06.2005 06:00

The Metro conducted its East St. Louis public hearing on a proposed fare increase for the MetroLink, MetroBus, and Call-A-Ride. Todd Plesko, Chief of Planning and System Development, began the meeting explaining Metro’s analysis and laying out the fare increase schedule for all attendants. Diesel costs, normal inflation, and budget balance were laid to blame for the proposed fare increases. Mr. Plesko explained that other measures were taken before fare increases were considered. Following his explanation, he invited those in attendance to speak up one by one, standing in the front of the room, with their concerns and comments.



Justice for Janitors March and Rally

Portland, 16.06.2005 03:22

High energy shown for jobs with decent pay and benefits at Portland's annual Global Justice Day.

About 400 people participated in a high energy rally at Terry Shrunk Plaza for Justice for Janitors. The one hour event featured numerous speakers and signs, after which we went on a snappy 15-minute march. We poured out into the street led by police escort, then the SEIU purple banner, followed by the thunderous No War Drum Corps. There were EIGHT drummers which was more than usual and it really added to the sound.

The Global Justice Day was taking place in other cities, Houston, Seattle, Boston and New York. It is a stand against poverty wages and for community values like living wages and access to health care. From a flyer, a worker in downtown Portland said the company he works for, Servicemaster Swan Island, pays him less than $30 a day with no health benefits. Call his boss, Barbara Neyland at Servicemaster: 503-285-5221 and demand decency. This person has a family on these wages!



Illinois Family Institute = Illinois Fascist Institute: Dinner Gala for Anti-Gay Marriage State Amendment Draws Protesters

Chicago, 16.06.2005 02:20

Anti-IFIUnder large banners proclaiming "Opposing Equal Rights is BIGOTRY� and "Gay Marriage is Our Right," about 30 pro-gay protesters, including members of the Gay Liberation Network, the Chicagoland Anarchist Network, ANSWER, and other allies, demonstrated against the Illinois "Family" Institute at the Columbia Yacht Club.

On June 10th, the IFI was holding a $100-per-plate fundraiser aboard the "Spirit of Artemis" to promote an Illinois constitutional amendment that would ban equal access to marriage by same-sex couples. By protesters' estimates, some 60 people passed through the protest to attend the event. Read more.

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Related Links: Gay Liberation Network



FLORIANÓPOLIS

Brasil, 15.06.2005 19:00

Proposta da prefeitura não agrada movimento



Forest Service Seals Deal to Log Along Wild &amp; Scenic Illinois River

Portland, 15.06.2005 16:27

Medford, OR - The Rogue River/Siskiyou National Forest sold a logging sale today that would cut forests in the Wild & Scenic Illinois River canyon as part of the massive Biscuit logging project.

Located entirely in an Old-Growth Reserve that was supposed to be shielded from cutting as a safety net for sensitive species, the McGuire logging project would also slice into the 3,529 acre Six Mile Creek roadless area - an uninventoried roadless forest near the giant Kalmiopsis wildlands.

Though controversial Biscuit logging has been ongoing since March 7th of this year, the McGuire logging sale would be the first to log directly along the Wild & Scenic Illinois River, and may engender even greater public outrage.

read more >>

more indymedia stories: [ Battle of the Biscuit ]



Walk for Truth in Woodburn: 'Viva la Unidad del Todos Pueblos!'

Portland, 15.06.2005 16:27

The 150 Walkers for Truth, Justice, and Community linked up with over 100 members of Oregon's farmworker union PCUN for a colorful, solidarity march through Woodburn Tuesday evening. The walkers were put up for the night and hosted at PCUN' s labor hall in another astonishing example that another world of unity is possible.

After a excellent meal and great dancing from the PCUN children's dance team, two workers from the Three Mile Canyon dairy in Boardman spoke about their three year struggle for union recognition, led by the UFW, PCUN's sister organization. One key organizer told of being isolated, forbidden to speak to anyone on the job, sent out to work alone in isolated fields at the height of Eastern Oregon's summer, without water, food, or facilities. Finally he was fired from the dairy, the third largest dairy in the US, where the concentration of ammonium and methane gas reaches toxic levels. This worker, Alessandro, continues to go door to door in Boardman, organizing for the union. "Slavery exists at Three Mile Dairy," he said in Spanish."If Bush wants to promote democracy in Iraq, he should start right here. And he should know this: We're not going anywhere!"

read more >>

[ Rural Organizing Project | PCUN ]



SOFTWARE LIVRE

Brasil, 15.06.2005 16:26

Lançado Debian 3.1 - codinome Sarge



Hearings on Downing Street Memo Moved to US Capitol

DC, 15.06.2005 15:01

HEARINGS ON DOWNING STREET MINUTES MOVED TO U.S. CAPITOL AND MOVED TO 2:30 On Thursday June 16, 2005, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room HC-9 of the U.S. Capitol, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and other Congress Members will hold a hearing on the Downing Street Minutes and related evidence of efforts to cook the books on pre-war intelligence.



Indymedia Ireland To Formalise Its Operating Rules

Ireland, 15.06.2005 14:20

It only took us 4 years to decide who we are, what we do and how we work Over almost 4 years of operation Indymedia Ireland have evolved a set of working practices and processes for keeping this site running and making it live up to its goals as best we can. Until now most of these operating rules have been hidden away among mountains of posts on the newswire, or even hidden inside the heads of individual editors. At our recent meeting we discussed the following documents which formalise how we work. We hope that they will make it easier for new people to get involved and understand how we work. Over almost 4 years of operation Indymedia Ireland have evolved a set of working practices and processes for keeping this site running and making it live up to its goals as best we can. Until now most of these operating rules have been hidden away among mountains of posts on the newswire, or even hidden inside the heads of individual editors. At our recent meeting we discussed the following documents which formalise how we work. We hope that they will make it easier for new people to get involved and understand how we work. These documents are scheduled to be fully discussed, amended and agreed at our next meeting on June 29th. In the meantime, we offer them up to our users for any constructive criticisms that they might have. This is in keeping with our philosophy of facilitating as many voices and opinions as possible in all discussions about policy. The last major document that we agreed, our editorial guidelines were initally discussed on this newswire article and some of the suggested amendments were finally incorporated into our current document. We are on the verge of updating our software to the new Oscailt 3.0 version which should give us the technical capability of expanding indymedia Ireland in a number of new areas. We hope that local collectives can start in areas around the country, with their own newswires on the site. We also hope to provide space to new types of material. Although we might be technically capable of all these things, we are in need of as many people with ideas and enthusiasm as ever. So why not think about getting involved in some of the work of indymedia Ireland? At this stage, you need almost no technical skills to provide useful assistance in running the site and if computers aren't your thing, there are a huge number of other ways in which you can help out in making Indymedia Ireland a real voice of the people. We have nothing to lose but our mental chains. Indymedia Ireland Collective - Basic Rules The indymedia collective is the ultimate decision making body for indymedia Ireland. Membership of the collective is made up of all those who do a certain minimum amount of work for indymedia and who the collective accepts as a member. (merely contributing material to the newswire publicising one's own events or group is not considered indymedia work) All members of the collective have an equal say in decisions. The collective is the sole responsible body for setting mandates for working groups, for agreeing communications with the international network and for agreeing the aims and principles of indymedia ireland. The collective makes decisions at real-world meetings which should be held once a month and should have an agenda circulated in advance.Members who can not attend collective meetings can vote by proxy on any of the agenda items. Although we have yet to produce a statement of our basic aims and principles, we adhere to the principles of the global indymedia network and the network's Principles of Unity Collective members are encouraged to join the Independent Media Support Group, which currently funds our operating costs. The running of the web-site is mandated to the internet collective. Indymedia Ireland Internet Collective - How We Work Section 1. What is the Indymedia Ireland Internet Collective and what is its mandate? The indymedia Ireland Internet Collective is the group responsible for the Internet presence of Indymedia Ireland, in particular for the management of the site and domain www.indymedia.ie. It is a sub-group of the overall Indymedia Ireland Collective [see above] and fulfills the mandate given by that group. Roughly speaking this mandate is to run all aspects of the indymedia.ie website in accordace with the aims of the indymedia collective. All members of the Internet Collective have the following rights The right to vote on promotion of articles to features. If any 3 members vote for an article before there are any objections it is immediately promoted without any delay. The right to vote on the promotion of photos to the top of the newswire column. If any 2 members vote to feature a photo, it is featured immediately. The right to vote on the appointment of members and the definition of mandates for the sub-groups and the distribution of administration and moderation priveleges on the site. These decisions follow the default decision making process. The right to create and propose features and any other general privileges decided by the collective. The right to vote on changes to the editorial guidelines, to add new topics, regions etc and to vote on any major proposed changes to the website. Section 2. General Rules for Internet Collective Members Collective members are people who have been granted a username and password by the collective. All members have equal say in decisions. Decisions are made on the imc-ireland-editorial@lists.indymediaSTOPSPAM.org mailing list. Anybody can apply to join the collective Alternatively an existing member can propose a new member. The internet collective operates according to the maxim 'dictatorship of the doers'. This means that applicant members will be expected to have demonstrated a willingness to do work for the indymedia project before they are accepted as members. An applicant member becomes a full member following a decision by the internet collective to accept their application. Any member who has been inactive for 3 months will be deemed to have resigned, although they can of course rejoin by going through the membership process again. Members should work to develop the site in line with the aims and principles of the Indymedia Ireland Collective. Members should follow all decisions related to their role as an imc volunteer taken by the editorial collective and act within their mandate. Otherwise members are free to carry out whatever political activity they please as long as they make it clear that they are not acting or speaking on behalf of indymedia. We suggest that members specify that they are "1 of IMC" or something similar when acting in a personal capacity. Members should disclose any significant political affiliations such as membership of political parties, organisations, etc. to the rest of the collective. Members should respect the privacy of other members and not use their privileges to access or share any information about others without the explicit agreement of the collective. Membership privileges can only be revoked by the request of the member him/herself, or by a decision of the collective that the member is no longer trusted to follow their mandate. Section 3. Sub-groups of the Internet Collective. There are three sub-groups of the Internet Collective, Adminsitrators, Techies and Newswire Moderators (daleks). The Newswire Moderators' mandate is to moderate the content on the newswire in line with the editorial guidelines. The Admininstrators' Mandate is to carry out any changes to the oscailt configuration, such as adding new topics, adding new members etc. that the collective decides. The Techies' mandate is to ensure that the site is functioning properly, to take care of the hosting and to guard the security of the site and the privacy of users, to the best of their ability. General Rules For Decision Making All decisions require somebody to propose it. Anybody can put forward a proposal, whether they are a member or not. The proposer should carry out the decision once approved or should find a member to volunteer to do so. Generally decision making methods for actions specify the number of approvals required, the time allowed for objections and a mechanism for resolving disagreements in cases where there are objections. The collective, or any subgroup can agree a particular decision making mechanism for any specific action within their mandate. If there is no specific decision making method defined for a particular action, the following default method will be used Default Method For Decision Making To be used in cases where there is no more-specific process agreed. The decision is approved if a proposal is supported by three members and there are no objections. For online decisions, the proposer should specify a time limit. If there are any objections to this time-limit it defaults to one week.. If any member objects to the proposal, the proposal is debated in an attempt to reach a consensus. Debates should have a specific time limit. For online decisions this defaults to one week. The proposer can, at any stage in the debate, modify their proposal in an attempt to reach consensus. At the end of the time limit, each member can express their opinion. Yes - signifying support for the current proposal No - signifying that the member is against the proposal but has no problem going along with it if it is the majority opinion Extension - signifying a wish to extend the debate Block - signifying a strong opposition to the proposal as it stands. If any member votes to extend or block, a new time limit is agreed and the debate continues. In the case of real-world meetings, the decision is deferred until the next meeting. For any particular decision, each member can only vote to extend once. Members can block repeatedly, but only the first one carries an extension. Whenever a time limit is reached and there are no outstanding extensions, the votes are tallied. If there are no blocks and more Yes votes than No votes, the decision is passed. Otherwise it fails. If a majority vote yes and there are outstanding blocks at the end of the process, the collective will engage in a crisis discussion to attempt to resolve the problem. This discussion will culminate in one of the following outcomes: The blocker(s) being excluded from the collective (requires agreement of 75% of members) The collective dividing in two and sharing the existing resources of the collective to run two autonomous IMC's which will cooperate in those areas where they do agree. The overturning of the original proposal http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jun2005/indystructure.gif http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jun2005/indystructure.pdf http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jun2005/indydissidents.jpg



Report From Bolivia - Carnival of the Oppressed

Aotearoa, 15.06.2005 12:38

A New Zealander, Sam Flewett, is currently in Bolivia. He used to be involved with ISO and Peace Action in Wellington. He sends this report:

I am currently travelling around Bolivia just at a time when the country is on the brink of revolution. For the last 2 weeks the country (ruling class and petit bourgeoisie) has been crippled by roadblocks, strikes and mass demonstrations calling for the nationalization of the natural gas and for a new constitution to give more power to the impoverished indigenous people of the highlands. Over the last 2 weeks, the situation has been gradually intensifying, with the president resigning 2 nights ago and roadblocks now covering almost the entire country except the south west where I am at present. Alas, the country is not united with reactionary elements in the south east calling for autonomy - these being the 2 richest provinces and home to the natural gas which has sparked the uprisng.

Becuase of the roadblocks, I can only get into Bolivia as far as the mining town of Potosi (also the highest town in the world at 4000m and the site where indigenous and african slaves used to toil away to bankroll the Spanish Empire). Despite this being a small town (about the size of Dunedin) the atmosphere here is no less revolutionary.

[ IMC BOLIVIA | Narco News | One miner killed by police ]



Janus women's convention

Aotearoa, 15.06.2005 12:38

#media_5151;left# The Janus Women’s Convention was held in Wellington last weekend, thirty years after the United Women’s Convention in 1975. The theme of the convention was Titiro whakamuri, haere whakamua: Looking Back, Moving Forward. All women who could afford a $377 registration fee and a weekend off were welcome to attend the convention, although a few free places were available to women who wanted to jump through hoops to prove their lack of income.

The key themes of the conference were billed as ‘Changing Workplaces’, ‘Sustainable Development’ and ‘The Changing Faces of New Zealand’. However the exclusion of low income women and the dodgy sponsors – including Wellington City Council, Westpac and 2004 Roger Award winner Telecom – suggest that sustainability and workers’ rights are not issues the convention organizers take too seriously.

An alternative (free) meeting organized by women who couldn’t afford to go to the Janus Convention was well attended. Many of the convention attendees who also came to the alternative meeting expressed frustration at the way the Janus Convention had been structured. One young woman commented that she would’ve liked an opportunity to get to know some of the more experienced feminists there.



Small Print - Auckland Zinefest July 2005

Aotearoa, 15.06.2005 12:38

Small Print is happening for the second time in July 2005. Small Print is a series of events promoting and highlighting New Zealand's zine culture. The programme will include a benefit show featuring Chris Knox, an art opening, a film screening and the main event, a one-day zinefest at Grey Lynn Library Hall including workshops, a reading area, collaborative zine making and trading and selling of small press publications. Small Print will be a gathering and celebration of New Zealand's self-publishing community. Descended from early science-fiction and music fanzines, today's zines are a DIY alternative to mainstream publishing. Small Print Director Moira Clunie explains "There are tens of thousands of zines and comics being self-published worldwide currently, and thousands of small presses publishing books. In Auckland, the scene is supported by local shops like Cherry Bomb Comics and The Misfit Theatre, and people are publishing everything from their own poetry to anarchist political rants to sci-fi comics."



Linux install-fest for grrls

Aotearoa, 15.06.2005 12:38

Calling all women who are interested in hands-on learning about Linux! There will be a Linux Install-Fest for Grrls in Wellington on Saturday 25 June.

Bring your computer and friendly female professionals will help you to install Linux and work out how to use it. If you don't want to install it yourself, you can come along and help someone else, look over shoulders, learn about Linux & open source software, ask questions and have fun.

This Install-Fest has been partly inspired by Electric Tech Carnival. For further information and to register your interest, email helen@creative-catalyst.com

[ Further reading: Why geek girls rule | Women Hackers | Wellington Linux Users Group | Hacking seductions as art ]



Gov Protest

LA, 15.06.2005 08:01

Governor gets unwelcome response at SMC



Southeast residents gather to mark the passing of beloved neighborhood dog

Portland, 15.06.2005 06:21

Early on Wednesday, June 2, a dog known as "Mr. Bear" died in Southeast Portland. Mr. Bear was a much-loved resident of the neighborhood, where he was seen on a daily basis with his devoted companion, a human named "Bill". Many were the times when customers of local businesses such as People's Food Co-op or the Red & Black Cafe would have to step around Mr. Bear, as he sat in the doorway, awaiting Bill, who was inside. Mr. Bear was arguably the canine mascot of the neighborhood and news of his death -- at 13 years, from a blood clot -- stirred sadness in many residents. Tonight, the Red & Black Cafe was packed to standing room only for a wake for Mr. Bear, and his life and passing were marked with music, photography, video, testimony, and sacred drumming.



Revolucion

santiago, 15.06.2005 06:03

prueba prueba



Be Alert - Not Deported

Perth, 15.06.2005 06:03

Action: Australians at risk of deportation/immigration detention



New Evidence Indicates Governor Bredesen Lied About the Need to Cut Tenncare

Tennessee, 15.06.2005 06:02

A six month investigation into TennCare reform has unearthed some startling documents and disturbing revelations about Governor Bredesen and his administration’s plans to blame the Tennessee Justice Center for the TennCare cuts, then as part of their political strategy, reenroll some of those cut from TennCare in 2006—before the election.



Back to the WALL coming to the Biscuit

Rogue Valley, 15.06.2005 06:02

Back to the WALL (Witness Against Lawless Logging) is converging in Southern Oregon from across the state this Saturday for a series of peaceful actions supporting the campaign against the extreme Biscuit Fire Logging Project.

The Oxygen Collective biodiesel bus will depart from Evo's Cafe in Ashland at 12:30 pm on Saturday the 18th, to join two other buses traveling from Portland and Eugene at Forest Supervisor Scott Conroy's office in Medford for a brief rally and media action.



Residentes del Plantío, en defensa de los mogotes

Puerto Rico, 15.06.2005 06:02

Residentes del Plantío, en defensa de los mogotes



Mississippi Burning: KKK Gathers in Mississippi to Support Klansman at Jury Selection for '60s Civil Rights Murder Trial

DC, 15.06.2005 06:02

The Ku Klux Klan is making a presence at the jury selection of the trial against ordained Baptist minister and Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, who allegedly murdered three civil rights activists that were working to register black voters in Mississippi in 1964. Jury selection began at the Neshoba County Courthouse in Philadelphia, Mississippi on Monday, June 13, 2005 for the trial against Killen.



Governor Schwarzenegger Declares War on Global Warming

Madison, 15.06.2005 06:02

In opening the United Nations World Environment Day conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, where mayors from the world's most populated cities are gathering to draw up plans to protect increasingly-fragile urban environments, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared war on global warming by mandating that California adopt bold new steps to slash greenhouse gas emissions.



G8 Conference on Preserving the Climate Not Expected to Succeed

Madison, 15.06.2005 06:02

Despite recent studies showing that the Earth's average surface temperature is increasing at a rate that's faster than ever, the most highly developed countries in the world - the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, Britain, Italy, France and Germany - have no intention to commit to greenhouse gas emission reduction measures at next month's G8 conference in Gleneagles, Scotland.



Mel &amp; Floyd, June 3, 2005

Madison, 15.06.2005 06:02

This week on Mel & Floyd... Every sperm is sacred. Every sperm is great. If a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate. Plus: The G.O.P. plans to roll back American history pre-1920. And monkey news. Enjoy!



Mel &amp; Floyd, June 10, 2005

Madison, 15.06.2005 06:02

Mel & Mr. Pants are back with more nuggets of wisdom... Plus, podcasting! Enjoy the show!



New Zine Newswire!

Madison, 15.06.2005 06:02

Announcement of a new zine feature on the IMC, read on for details...



World Naked Bike Ride Comes to Chicago (with arrests)

Chicago, 15.06.2005 06:01

Naked BikesJune 11th marks the day when cities world-wide participate in the World Naked Bike Ride. The annual ride is organized to "protest oil dependency, liberate the streets from wingless caravans of guzzling self-hate mongers, and to inject the hearts of our neighborhoods with the reality of our beautiful bodies which have developed over millions of years into their current perfect beingness." Hundreds of happy, naked and partially naked, Chicagoans rode in the free, non-sexual, fun bike ride that traveled through the north and northwest sides of the city as well as the Loop displaying their nakedness on prominent streets like Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Clothing was optional as it was a "bare as you dare" event.

Six, possibly seven, people were arrested near the beginning of the ride for public nudity. Some criticism has been aired around the organizers� lack of contingent plans in regards to what to do if arrested and how to conduct effective jail support. It should be noted that there was minimal jail support from the moment people were arrested (around 9:45pm) until very early the following morning when the last person was released at 5am. Otherwise, the ride was a success. Read more.

Related Links: Chicago's Naked Bike Ride | World Naked Bike Ride Homepage
Other Indymedia Coverage: Portland IMC Coverage of World Naked Bike Ride
Video from 2004/2005 WNBR: Real Media Player | Windows Media Player




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