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Rainforest Action Network Protest At Wells Fargo

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.07.2005 01:00

On Wednesday July 13th, local environmental and social justice activists hosted a lunch-hour sidewalk “cook-in” at Wells Fargo’s headquarters in San Francisco’s busy financial district. Activists called on the banking giant to "get on the wagon" and stop profiting at the expense of communities and the environment. The protest was timed to coincide with Wells Fargo's 153rd anniversary festivities.
Wells Fargo is one of the largest US banks still operating without meaningful social or environmental safeguards to prevent destructive investments. Despite their surprise July 11 announcement of a so-called "10-point environmental commitment," Wells Fargo continues to be a top financier of environmentally and socially destructive corporations like Burlington Resources, a Houston-based company drilling for oil on indigenous homelands in Ecuador, and BlueLinx, a timber-importer linked to illegal logging and human rights abuses in Indonesia. Unlike competitors, Wells Fargo refuses to take seriously its role as a bankroller of global warming, and consistently avoids making any specific commitments to curtail oil investments, safeguard endangered ecosystems, or to uphold human rights in areas where it invests money. Moreover, Wells Fargo profits from other types of social injustice such as predatory lending and charging exorbitant fees to low-income immigrants seeking to wire money home to their families overseas.
Photos Of the Demonstration | Indybay's Environment Page



UFW March Planned for July 17th in SF's Mission District

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.07.2005 01:00

On Sunday, July 17th, the United Farm Workers will be holding a march in San Francisco to support the Gallo boycott. Farm workers and UFW supporters will gather this Sunday at 11:30 am in Dolores Park, at 18th and Dolores Streets, on the Mission High School side. Read more The UFW has been bringing attention to how the Gallos abuse, cheat and deny the great majority of their Sonoma County vineyard workers benefits, job protections and humane living conditions. They also pay wages that are lower than other area wine grape growers. Article that includes a list of Gallo wine labels, by Arturo S. Rodriguez, President of the UFW.

The UFW's Campaign Against Gallo was inaugurated on June 14th. More actions against Gallo have been continuing, particularly in Healdsburg. The UFW has scheduled its first national day of internet organizing against Gallo for Tuesday, July 19th.



Sonoma County to Protest Bohemian Grove Gathering

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.07.2005 01:00

This weekend marks the 25th annual protest against the Bohemian Grove. Protests in the Sonoma County Russian River community of Monte Rio have been planned. Every year, elite members of the San Francisco's Bohemian Club gather for two weeks of revelry and "throwing off the cares of the marketplace" among the redwood groves. The club's members include past and present US Presidents such as George H.W. Bush, and US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Events:
Friday, July 15th Protesters will greet the Bohemians as they make their way to the Grove. There will be a vigil and an evening drum circle 11 am until sunset, followed by overnight campout. Saturday, July 16th: Protest March and Resurrection of Care. People will gather 11 am and march to the Bohemian Grove Gate for an afternoon counter ceremony performed by members of the International Treaty council. Vigiling, protesting, speakers, and entertainment will be part of Saturday evening's planned overnight campout. Sunday, July 17th: A Green Convergence for Peace, about global justice, anti-corporate resistance, and ecological defense, will be held from 10 am-6 pm.

News Release from CA Greens | Audio about the protests | Interview with organizers Paul Encimer and Don Eichelberger
Past Indybay Coverage of the Bohemian Grove: Report from 2004 Bohemian Grove Protest Coverage of 2003 Protests: Video | Photos | Audio Interview

Read more on Indybay's Government and Elections Page



UN Troops Attack Port-au-Prince, Kill 23 People

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.07.2005 01:00

On July 6th, more than 300 heavily armed UN troops carried out a full-blown military attack on a densely-populated section of Port-au-Prince. Multiple sources confirm the "peacekeepers" killed at least 23 people. Eyewitnesses reported the UN troops used helicopters, tanks, machine guns and tear gas in the operation. Lt.General Augusto Heleno, the Brazilian commander of UN troops in Haiti, defended the operation as a "success." Among those killed were children, women, and men on their way to work. More info on the Haiti Action Committee website

Bay Area school teacher Seth Donnelly, who was in Haiti as part of a labor/human rights delegation, interviewed Heleno after the massacre. Donnelly reports, "Lieutenant General Augusto Heleno initially challenged us as to why were we concerned about the rights of the 'outlaws,' and not the 'legal force.'" He seemed to write off community testimony as being part of community hostility and part of these "gang attacks" on U.N. forces. The subtext of what he was saying was that the Port-au-Prince community itself was an outlaw community. Democracy Now Report

A coordinated series of actions is being planned across the U.S. and Canada, to demand an end to UN killings of Haitian civilians. In San Francisco, people will gather at Powell and Market Streets on Thursday, July 21st at 4:00pm. They will march to the march to the Brazilian Consulate at 300 Montgomery Street at 4:30 P.M.

Haiti Action Committee Statement



UFW March Planned for July 17th in SF's Mission District

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.07.2005 01:00

On Sunday, July 17th, the United Farm Workers will be holding a march in San Francisco to support the Gallo boycott. Farm workers and UFW supporters will gather this Sunday at 11:30 am in Dolores Park, at 18th and Dolores Streets, on the Mission High School side. Read more The UFW has been bringing attention to how the Gallos abuse, cheat and deny the great majority of their Sonoma County vineyard workers benefits, job protections and humane living conditions. They also pay wages that are lower than other area wine grape growers. Article that includes a list of Gallo wine labels, by Arturo S. Rodriguez, President of the UFW. The UFW's Campaign Against Gallo was inaugurated on June 14th.

More Labor News



Fresno Animal Liberation Activists Arrested at Demo

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.07.2005 01:00

Five Fresno Voices For Animals activists were arrested outside Selland Arena in downtown Fresno while protesting animal cruelty at The Ringling Brothers Circus. Activist Maria Hele, filming the arrests had her digital video camera stripped from her by the police and was placed under arrest when she shouted to the crowd waiting to get into the circus: “These cops have to arrest us for speaking out against animal abuse.” Hele was charged with resisting arrest and battery on an officer. Activists Shawn Putnam and Ruben Jimenez were arrested while trying to retrieve Heles camera and charged with obstructing an officer and battery on a police officer. The four adults arrested were taken to the Fresno County Jail where they were booked and released about 5 hours later. The arrested juvenile was taken to juvenile hall and latter released to his parents. About a dozen activists went to the Fresno County after the protest and waited until their friends were released. Photos and Full Report

Fresno Voices For Animals Circus Protests in 2004: 1 | 2
Ringling Protest/Leafletting Schedules: Fresno | Bay Area
More Information on Animals in Circuses: Circuses.com



Fresno Animal Liberation Activists Arrested at Demo

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.07.2005 01:00

Five Fresno Voices For Animals activists were arrested outside Selland Arena in downtown Fresno while protesting animal cruelty at The Ringling Brothers Circus. Activist Maria Hele, filming the arrests had her digital video camera stripped from her by the police and was placed under arrest when she shouted to the crowd waiting to get into the circus: “These cops have to arrest us for speaking out against animal abuse.” Hele was charged with resisting arrest and battery on an officer. Activists Shawn Putnam and Ruben Jimenez were arrested while trying to retrieve Heles camera and charged with obstructing an officer and battery on a police officer. The four adults arrested were taken to the Fresno County Jail where they were booked and released about 5 hours later. The arrested juvenile was taken to juvenile hall and latter released to his parents. About a dozen activists went to the Fresno County after the protest and waited until their friends were released. Photos and Full Report

Fresno Voices For Animals Circus Protests in 2004: 1 | 2
Ringling Protest/Leafletting Schedules: Fresno | Bay Area
More Information on Animals in Circuses: Circuses.com



Fresno Animal Liberation Activists Arrested at Demo

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.07.2005 01:00

7/14/05: Five Fresno Voices For Animals activists were arrested outside Selland Arena in downtown Fresno while protesting animal cruelty at The Ringling Brothers Circus. The digital video camera of activist Maria Hele, who had been filming the arrests, was taken from her, and she was placed under arrest when she shouted to the crowd waiting to get into the circus: “These cops have to arrest us for speaking out against animal abuse.” Hele was charged with resisting arrest and battery on an officer. Shawn Putnam and Ruben Jimenez were arrested while trying to retrieve Heles's camera and charged with obstructing an officer and battery on a police officer. The four adults arrested were taken to the Fresno County Jail, where they were booked and released about 5 hours later. A youth who had been arrested was taken to juvenile hall and later released to his parents. About a dozen people went to the Fresno County Jail after the protest and waited until their friends were released. Photos and Full Report

Fresno Voices For Animals Circus Protests in 2004: 1 | 2
Ringling Protest/Leafletting Schedules: Fresno | Bay Area

Read more on Indybay's Animal Liberation News Page and Central Valley News Page



Update on 7/8 Anti-G8 Protest in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.07.2005 01:00

Demonstrators at the July 8th action met at 8pm at the 16th & Mission BART Plaza. During the first half hour, protesters converged, and bilingual pamphlets were distributed to residents, passers-by, and protesters. Within a few minutes of marching, the SFPD declared the march illegal and ordered those present to disperse. People continued to march down Mission St. and were pushed from the streets onto the sidewalks. A sound system was confiscated and the person carrying it was arrested relatively quickly for noise "violations."

Once it turned onto Valencia Street, the march broke up as one portion was blocked in by riot police and the other portion outran the cops. The march was periodically broken into different groups, taking different routes along Mission & Valencia streets. Many corporate businesses were targeted for property destruction and newspaper stands were placed in the roads as barricades to block the police. Damage to corporate targets included: Two Wells Fargo Banks, a Bank of America ATM, Kentucky Fried Chicken, PG&E, Chevron, Vanguard Properties, Skechers, and Shoebiz.

At 23rd and Valencia an altercation with police officers took place. Reports say that officers ran their car into the crowd at unsafe speeds, protesters attacked the car, and the police tackled people in the crowd. A scuffle broke out and left one police officer injured with a cracked skull that required 7 staples. 6 people were arrested and face severe charges. One person is still being held on a $50,000 bond. Corporate news is reporting that this incident is causing a political fallout within the SFPD. Deputy Chief Greg Suhr is being transfered from the SFPD and it has now been confirmed that the FBI is investigating the incidents.

Communique from Anarchist Action | Legal Updates

Video: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Photos and Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Commentary

Read all Indybay's breaking news items from the West Coast G8 solidarity protests



Midwest Says No More G8- Report Back from KC G8 Mobilization

Saint Louis, 16.07.2005 01:00

The Heartland G-8 anti-capitalist mobilization drew roughly 50-75 people from various places in the mid-west including people from Arkansas, Des Moines, St. Louis, and Kansas (and others). It was held in Kansas City, Mo with a diversity of groups from KC there to stand together in opposition to the G8 (Group 8) and the Free-Market principles it represents.

Pictures [1 | 2 | 3]



Lucha en los hospitales

Argentina, 11.07.2005 06:00

Lunes 11 de Julio de 2005 | SIGUEN LOS RECLAMOS EN LOS HOSPITALES
"Los que paramos somos las bases"



Lucha en los hospitales

Argentina, 11.07.2005 06:00

Lunes 11 de Julio de 2005 | SIGUEN LOS RECLAMOS EN LOS HOSPITALES
"Los que paramos somos las bases"



Immigrants &amp; Supporters Take Action in Sacramento

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.07.2005 05:30

7/10/2005: Over 200 immigrants and supporters convened on the State Capitol on Wednesday (July 6, 2005) to demand drivers licenses without special markings to undocumented residents and to oppose border vigilantes in California.

Over 200 immigrants and supporters convened on the State Capitol to demand drivers licenses without special markings to undocumented residents and to oppose border vigilantes in California. They met inside with State Senator Gil Cedillo to demand no special markings on the licenses, and then held a press conference at the steps of the Capitol while a group of up to ten citizens practiced civil disobedience at the Governor’s office.

Two buses of immigrants from San Francisco and dozens more from the Northern California area met with State Senator Cedillo in a crowded meeting room inside the Capitol to talk about the driver license legislature. In this session immigrant workers and families expressed their strong opposition to the proposed markings on the drivers licenses to undocumented residents. “We do not want markings, we are not animals,” chanted a day laborer from San Francisco. Senator Cedillo seemed to agree but could not guarantee passage of the driver license legislature without such marking. Similar legislature has been vetoed by Governor Schwarznegger once already, and he is expected to do so again if the marking isn’t included. The State Bill SB60, introduced by Cedillo, awaits a hearing later this summer.

See the full story HERE



Leman: İşçi kıyımı

Istanbul, 11.07.2005 01:32

İstanbul: Leman Kültür'de işçi kıyımı



Harbiye Orduevi: Mehmet Tarhan'la dayanışma eylemi

Istanbul, 10.07.2005 23:02

Harbiye Orduevi önünde Mehmet tarhan'la dayanışma eyleminde gözaltı



West Coast Anti-Capitalist March reportbacks

San Diego, 10.07.2005 22:31

San Francisco, CA - Around 200 people came together for the anarchist action march against the g8 in san francisco, in solidarity with the scotland protests against the g8. The sfpd tried to stop the march, declaring it illegal as soon as it steepped in the street and forcing people onto the sidewalk. Throughout the night the march was split into separate groups, regrouped in various places and continued on for 2 hours. Numerous major corporations were the target of property destruction, including wells fargo, bank of america, and pacific gas and electric. Hundreds of pamphlets describing the philosophy of anarchism, what the g8 is and what is wrong with the g8 were passed out to the working class community in the mission. Numerous times in the march, community members expressed support. I saw some people hanging out in front of a liquor store raising their fist and cheering, as well as an older grey haired man on the sidewalk saying that the capitalist system is the problem.

Video: 1 | 2 | 3
Photos and Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Read all Indybay's breaking news items from the West Coast G8 solidarity protests



San Diego Activists Could Face Jail for Standing up for the First Amendment

San Diego, 10.07.2005 22:31

Three San Diego Activists Face Jail for Refusal to Cooperate in Federal Grand Jury Inquisition:

8AM, JULY 12TH RALLY/PRESS CONFERENCE

is scheduled at the steps of the Federal Courthouse on Front and Broadway, Tuesday July 12th. Michael, Danae, and David will be speaking at the press conference and we need all of you, with your signs and outrage to come support them. If they are thrown in jail there will be an 8pm vigil and rally at the jail, and jail support will be necessary.

Past stories on Grand Juries in San Diego:
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6



Manila Indymedia

Manila, 10.07.2005 22:03

Manila Indymedia Public Assembly 2005



Real Solutions

Worcester, 10.07.2005 22:03

Community Organizing Against Anti-Panhandling & NIMBY Efforts



Anti Homophobia

Perth, 10.07.2005 22:03

Queer Activists Attacked by Western Australian Police



Tenncare Sit-In Day 18: Interview with Mary Hall, Tenncare Recipient

Tennessee, 10.07.2005 22:03

Mary Hall is a heart transplant patient who received a new heart in 2002 after doctors discovered a tumor in her old heart. Mary is also a Tenncare recipient. Recently she received a letter denying her health insurance under Tenncare including the denial of medications which keep her body from rejecting her heart. Mary's medications cost her $25,000 a year and she cannot afford to pay for these medications. Tenncare has notified Mary that she cannot appeal this decision. Mary has ten grandchildren and is due to be cut off her medications July 31st and will die soon after if her situation is not resolved.



Interview with Senator Russ Feingold on Iraq, the Patriot Act and Tenncare

Tennessee, 10.07.2005 22:03

Russ Feingold was the only Senator to vote against the Patriot Act. He was the first Senator to introduce legislation into the US Senate demanding a timetable for ending the war in Iraq and he is a leading proponent of national health care. Feingold was in Nashville on Saturday, July 9th to address the statewide conference of Democracy for Tennessee, an organization dedicated to running progressive Democrats candidates in Tennessee.



Söyleşi: Atilla Akar

Istanbul, 10.07.2005 22:03

Atilla Akar’la söyleşi: 11 Eylül saldırıları ve sonrası



Filistin Kervanı

Istanbul, 10.07.2005 22:03

Filistin Kervanı geliyor



all Aboard the Peace Train: Southern regional Amtrak train to UFPJ protest

New Orleans, 10.07.2005 22:02

all Aboard the Peace Train: Southern regional Amtrak train to UFPJ protest



Downing Street Minutes National Day of Action event in Covington, LA

New Orleans, 10.07.2005 22:02

Downing Street Minutes National Day of Action event in Covington, LA



Free Progressive Movie Night @ Sugar Park Tavern in the Bywater

New Orleans, 10.07.2005 22:02

Free Progressive Movie Night @ Sugar Park Tavern in the Bywater



Human Rights

Sydney, 10.07.2005 22:02

Hicks meets Habib



Opportunism, ANSWER and Palestine

DC, 10.07.2005 22:02



overview of today's actions

Richmond, 10.07.2005 22:02

Today hundreds of activists converged on Richmond, Virginia in solidarity with Appalachian residents fighting for self determination and community control and in solidarity with G8 protesters in Scotland and around the world.



Two Important Corrections to RVA IMC Coverage of the MTR/G8 Protest

Richmond, 10.07.2005 22:02

Wonderful Indymedia users have posted 2 important corrections to our coverage of this past Friday's Mountain Top Removal and G8 Solidarity protests. In the comment section of the breaking news feature, Jeff Winder writes concerning the lockdown in front of Massey headquarters: "As one of the police liasons during the march and action, I was very surprised to read the inaccurate report that those locked down had agreed to unlock after negotiations with police and in exchange for not being arrested. This is abosolutely untrue. At no point during any discussions with the police did we grant any concessions. We held the intersection for two hours beyond the expiration of our permit before deciding on our own to march back. The decision people made to unlock themselves was made in consultation with other activists present there and did not involve any dialogue with the police. People chose to unlock themselves and march back in solidarity at the request of coalfields residents who felt that the action had been a success since Massey's business had been disrupted for the day and the great majority of the employees had already left the building. Those locked down and a great many supporters were prepared to stay in the street and the threat of arrest was not a deterrent. I found it to be an incredibly empowering experience to work with those locked down and everyone else who liberated the street in front of Massey Coal for those few hours. Everyone maintained high spirits out on those hot streets, stared down the riot squads who formed without blinking and ignored demands by police that we leave before we felt our purpose had been accomplished. Whatever anyone may think about the tactical choice to leave, let the record be set straight that police negotiations were no part of the decision to leave." In response to our summary about the day's events, Jason Guard writes: "I don't know if this bit about a meeting with Gov. Warner is accurate. However, earlier in the week the Gov. of West Virginia, Joe Manchin, had some of his assistants meet with Coal River Mountain Watch members in response to Ed Wiley's hunger strike on the state's capitol steps. Ed's grand-daughter attends Marsh Fork elementary which is overshaddowed by a poisonous coal treatment plant/reservoir. Some say that the Governor was only attempting to pacify the protestors and take the momentum out of their campaign against Massey Energy. Several WVA coal field residents elected not to attend the rally in Richmond due to the hints of slight reforms communicated by the WVA Gov's office. Meanwhile, the Dept of Environmental Protection approved the building of another coal silo next to Marsh Fork elementary."



A True Tale of Gentrification on N. Mississippi

Portland, 10.07.2005 22:02

We used to live in North Portland, on Mississippi Ave.(back when it was rough) A few of us engaged in vigilante justice: us vs. the jerks who sold crack and beat up prostitutes in our yard. The crack dealers' union almost fell apart, as their representatives lobbied the C.I.A. for more funding and better training since none of the pimps and thugs were schooled in countering vigilante clown insurgents.

Yes, the plan worked. People were coming out of their houses; enjoying the community, and more people, told people who told people who told people, and they all began loading their bikes on their cars (hahahahahaha) and moving into the neighborhood. Pretty soon, it was so safe that we could no longer afford to live in our clown house. Rents skyrocketed with the influx of Young Urban Professionals. A coffee shop sprung up, and then a video store with no videos, just little records that don't play on the record player.

Friends of ours who had lived and worked there 40 years got swindled out of their building, and evicted. Our slumlord noticed the coffee shop, and the presence of people who wear ties, and decided not only to raise the rent but also to evict us.

read the whole tale...from the comments: Have you been up to North Mississippi lately and taken part in the financing of pdc's process of economic and cultural racism that is being applied to the Boise community that historically has felt the rath of community ethnic cleansing,being forced to relocate from one neighborhood to the next by white fear,white business and a white Portland city council.So where's the community outrage,where's the protests,where's the marches ? Maybe you are planning the marches and protests while sipping your latte at freshpot while writing your manifesto on your laptop, or looking for working close commadre while sipping a cheap corporate beer at the crow bar. See it for what it is RACISM and we can & will stop it...



Impeach Bush protests in Salt Lake City

Portland, 10.07.2005 22:02

Demonstrators in Salt Lake City, Utah took the declaration of June as "Impeach Bush" month seriously as they gathered every Thursday evening during the month from 5-7PM at the corner of 100 South and State streets to protest lack of U.S. President George W. Bush's accountability for his war and human rights crimes and of congressional action to impeach Mr. Bush for those same crimes.

One demonstrator, who asked not to be identified, stated, "I can't believe how many passersby, both on foot and in cars, who've indicated they support us. It's at least ten to one over those who don't, and this in heavily Republican Utah no less." A visitor from Michigan, who joined in the sign holding, also noted how surprised she was to find such a protest going on every week in Utah.

story+photos >>

[ Utah IMC ]



Tre Arrow speaks out after extradition hearing

Portland, 10.07.2005 22:02

It's a sad day for justice... July 7th, the year 2005. The G8 Summit in Scotland has commenced, bombings in London make all the headlines and top news stories and Canada has committed me for extradition to the U.S to face alleged arson charges. Arsons which destroyed vehicles... no living thing was hurt, yet the U.S government and the Canadian government in its complicity seek to imprison me for the rest of my life! read more >>

[ more about Tre Arrow ]



Fatima, the Virgin of Abu Ghraib

Portland, 10.07.2005 22:02

I've just finished a painting with accompanying article about a story that is one of the most powerful modern myths to emerge out of the war in Iraq.

This painting is dedicated to Fatima, an Iraqi woman who was held in Abu Ghraib Prison*.

Fatima was arrested sometime in 2004 and managed to smuggle a letter out to her family. Here is an excerpt from her heart-wrenching letter:

"... I am your sister in God (Fatima). They raped me on one day more than nine times. Can you comprehend? Imagine one of your sisters being raped. Why can't you all imagine it, as I am your sister. With me are 13 girls, all unmarried. All have been raped before the eyes and ears of everyone... Brothers, I tell you again, fear God! Kill us with them so that we might be at peace. Help! Help! Help!"

read more >>

[ also posted by Kim Alphandary ]



Evictions Lead to Homelessness and Terror, in Portland

Portland, 10.07.2005 22:02

I'm glad GW Bush and everybody in DC is dedicated to waging the war on terror! Let's expand it, because...I'm on the brink of homelessness and I feel TERROR. I was laid off in 2003 from a good paying job. I looked for another until my benefits ran out, then I had to get a near minimum wage job. I don't have health insurance and my savings are almost gone, so it's getting harder and harder to pay the rent. What I feel when I think about what might happen if my kid had some serious illness I couldn't pay for to keep him alive is TERROR. What I feel when i think about having depleted all of my life savings and ending up in shelters is TERROR. When I think about the neighborhood my kid plays in and all the meth addicts around here I feel TERROR. The thought that I might be homeless and scratch my unbathed nuts on the street one day, to be tazered or shot by a cop who claims I'm reaching for a weapon makes me experience TERROR. read the full article...from the comments: I went to court on Wednesday for an eviction hearing; I had some legal counsel provided by a wonderful, witty man, Harry Ainsworth. I/we were opposed by a subcontractor who appears and handles a large number of cases for the Corporate Property Management Plaintiffs. In my case he was representing Princeton Property Management Inc. I estimate there were close to 200 preliminary eviction hearing cases called that sunny day, July 6. Most were dismissed because: the defendent (renter) didn't appear, the defendent had reached an agreement with the landlord prior to the hearing (pay rent/vacate); the defendent had already 'jumped out'--the parlance that Harry used for the tenant leaving prior to the hearing. [ full comment ]

related: more articles from Anarchy-nonymous I what an illegal eviction notice looks like I Tyranny of Double Eviction Gives Local Couple Global Human Housing Perspective I Fannie Mae Study for Renters: "Evictions: The Hidden Housing Problem" I Portland Collective Housing I Community Alliance of Tenants



State Workers Demand an End to the Government Shutdown

Minneapolis/St. Paul, 10.07.2005 22:02

Hundreds of State workers and their suporters answered the call to rally at the Capital.



Walgreens Protest - Saturday Noon - 2pm

Minneapolis/St. Paul, 10.07.2005 22:02

According to Walgreens Pharmacy’s Official Corporate Policy, individual pharmacists are not required "to fill a prescription they object to on moral or religious grounds."



Federal Lawsuit Filed for Venice Free Speech Zone

LA, 10.07.2005 22:02

Federal Lawsuit Filed for Venice Free Speech Zone



Chicago Animal Rights Activists Take it to the Streets: Wachovia Securities, &quot;Stop killing animals!&quot;

Chicago, 10.07.2005 22:02

June JusticeIn what was billed as �June Justice,� animal rights activists, in international solidarity with the SHAC 7, protested the torture and murder of laboratory test animals at Huntingdon Life Sciences. The Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty or SHAC campaign is an international effort to shut down Huntingdon Life Sciences, Europe's largest contract research organization, which has gained international notoriety for its animal cruelty and bad science.

Chicago animal rights activists were not to be counted out as they stood outside the offices of Wachovia Securities at 30 S. Wacker and 77 W. Wacker baring signs that read �Wachovia Securities Kills Puppies� and �Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty� with images of vivisected animals (Warning: graphic photos! 1 | 2 | 3 | 4) from the labs of Huntingdon Life Sciences, while chanting, handing out literature, and letting people know that Wachovia Securities was responsible for the murder of 500 animals every day.

Why Wachovia? Wachovia Securities has shares of GlaxoSmithKline, which is a client of HLS. Robert Ingram, who sits on the board of directors for Wachovia Securities, also happens to be the vice president for GSK. Animal rights activists are demanding that Robert Ingram be removed from the board of directors and that Wachovia Securities sell all of its shares in GSK. Until this happens, protesters have stated they will continue their pressure campaign.

Part of the SHAC campaign involves a divestment strategy to eliminate support for HLS, which has been successful enough to drive the lab 80 million dollars into debt, run its share price into the ground, get it kicked off both the New York and London stock exchanges and convince hundreds of institutions around the world to sever their relationships with the lab.

If you would like to get involved and/or join the mailing list, please e-mail animalrightschicago@riseup.net. Read more about the Chicago actions.

Get the inside story on HLS: Inside Huntingdon Life Sciences
The SHAC Campaign: SHAC America | Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty
Additional Information: ALF Communiqu� on New York Action Against Wachovia | Bite Back | Animal Liberation Press Office | People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals | Vegan Outreach | Indybay's Animal Liberation Coverage | No Compromise



Paz

Colombia, 10.07.2005 22:02

Doce colombianas al Nóbel



G8 2005, Gleneagles: Repression, Resistance and Clowns

United Kingdom, 10.07.2005 22:01

All over Scotland, (dis)organisations as varied as the grassroots network dissent! and the largely conservative coalition "make poverty history" protested against the 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles. The reasons were as varied as the forms to express disagreement, from marching to blockading, from clowning to filming, from talking to direct action. Although police from all over the UK were busy containing protesters in pens, arresting, searching and holding them under section 60, discontent with the G8 agenda was voiced in many significant places and eventually supported by international solidarity.

Read the full article for summaries on issues, actions, timelines, repression and resistance in Scotland from Saturday 2 June to Friday 8 June.

[Collected G8 video coverage | IMC Scotland | IMC UK G8 topic pages | Legal support | Medical support | Activist Trauma Support ]

[ People who were arrested on Friday will be in court on Monday.
Missing Persons/Prison support: +44-131-208 0767, Activist Trauma Support: +44-796 240 6940 ]



YMCA withdraws from Ayslum Slavery Scheme

United Kingdom, 10.07.2005 22:01

This weeks protests against the G8 involved the make borders history walking tour of the border regime and it's asylum profiteers in Glasgow [ pics 1 | 2 | 3 ][ video ].

One of the sites of interest to the border tour-ists in Glasgow was the YMCA because of it's partnership with the IOM (International Organisation of Migration) and its proposed involvement in the Home Office's forced labour scheme for some asylum seekers.

Last month in a three pronged approach, voluntary sector workers, trade unionists, council workers, refugees and human rights protesters directly protested at Government plans to enforce a slave labour scheme for some asylum seekers with the help of the voluntary sector's YMCA. The YMCA has since withdrawn from the scheme.

No One is Illegal leaflet | Birmingham protests | Liverpool protests | YMCA and the IOM



Fernando Pereira assassinado há vinte anos num atentado terrorista (de estado)...

Portugal, 10.07.2005 22:01

Fernando Pereira assassinado há vinte anos num atentado terrorista (de estado)...



West Coast Anti-Capitalist Mobilization Breaking News

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.07.2005 22:00

7/9 2:46PM Legal Update - There are five confirmed arrests from last night's demonstration in San Francisco. 2 were given citations and released in the middle of the night. Of the 3 people still in custody, one is scheduled to be cited and released sometime today.

One man and one woman are being charged with multiple felonies and held on $300,000 bail. The legal team is working on getting them attorneys and getting them released! There will be a meeting to organize support for them tomorrow morning, June 10th, in the Mission, time and place to be announced.

The NLG asks that if you witnessed these arrests, you can call the National Lawyers Guild at (415) 285-1011; if the police want to question you, demand to speak with a lawyer first. "Call the NLG and we'll help you find one."

Video: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Photos and Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

Read all Indybay's breaking news items from the West Coast G8 solidarity protests



csja-galeria

Colombia, 09.07.2005 00:23

Memoria y Dignidad Comunidad de San José de Apartadó



Students Participate in Rally to Save Tennessee Mountain Heritage

Tennessee, 08.07.2005 22:03

Nashville,TN - Students from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and Tennessee Technological University gathered in front of the State Capital on Thursday July 7, to demand an end to the destructive mining practice of Mountain Top Removal (MTR). The rally coincided with an international day of action of Global Climate Change. Students from Tennessee Universities presented Governor Bredesen with demands to stop mountaintop removal in Tennessee.



Fundraiser

Houston, 08.07.2005 22:01

Ayuda a Houston Indymedia a pagar el arriendo!



West Coast Anti-Capitalist Mobilization Against the G8

San Francisco Bay Area, 08.07.2005 22:01

In solidarity with the mobilization against the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland, a call has been put out for a West Coast anti-war and anti-capitalist mass convergence.

Tonight, Fri 6/8 - people from up and down the West Coast will march "in protest and action against the G8 & the Capitalist War Machine," starting at 8pm at 16th and Mission BART. On July 6th, as part of an Anti-G8 information session and film screening at The Kitchen in SF, local and southern California activists came together to present reportbacks on several ongoing anti-capitalist struggles.

Local Coverage - Indybay will have live coverage of the the march. Check back for breaking news, listen to the live broadcast or get updates of local G8 actions via your cell phone. Help us by calling in your reports from the streets

Read all Indybay's coverage of local and Scotland's G8 resistance on the Globalization Page || UK Indymedia's G8 2005 Page || Anarchist Action's G8 Website



Después de 50 días

santiago, 08.07.2005 21:05

Presos Políticos deponen Huelga de Hambre




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