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New Biscuit Blockade Shuts Down Logging!

Rogue Valley, 22.07.2005 19:14

Wednesday morning, just 72 hours after law enforcement dismantled the log cabin fortress that launched the Siskiyou Free State- dedicated forest defenders worked through the night to reconstruct a bigger, better-fortified version of the blockade. When the feds arrived at the Hobson old growth reserve timber sale this morning, they encountered an intricate lockdown scenario that foiled their efforts at extraction for the entire day.



Paro de camioneros

Puerto Rico, 22.07.2005 19:14

Paro de camioneros



Indymedia

Sydney, 22.07.2005 19:14

Sydney Indymedia & 30A



The Take

Melbourne, 22.07.2005 19:14

Doco Making and Social Change



back online

Melbourne, 22.07.2005 19:14

Back Online!



To Mayor Williams: Renounce the Stadium 'Boondoggle'

DC, 22.07.2005 19:14

Ralph Nader asks DC Mayor Anthony Williams to renounce backroom stadium "boondoggle," urges "openness and candor" from "preoccupied" leader According to Neil deMause, co-author of Field of Schemes in his testimony before the DC Council, “Even after accounting for spending by any new visitors to the city, the District would be losing 25 to 30 million dollars a year on a stadium, solely to enrich the baseball team’s private owners.”



This Week with the Blackademics

DC, 22.07.2005 19:14

We were joined this week by Dr. Acklyn Lynch the highly esteemed former professor at Howard University. Our dear elder brother led us in a discussion of the fourth of July, world history and definitions of "freedom." Audio on "freedom" and 4th of July.



George Bush, our “Liar-in-Chief,” is Ignorant of History!

DC, 22.07.2005 19:14

Baltimore’s patriots defeated the invading British forces in the War of 1812-1814, at Fort McHenry. Yesterday, President Bush, ranted at the Dundalk Marine Terminal, across the harbor from the fort, urging the renewal of the draconian Patriot Act. Bush is our “Liar-in-Chief” and he’s ignorant of history. What’s next? A surveillance device implanted in everyone’s head?



August 6th Hiroshima/Nagasaki Rally Lafayette Park

DC, 22.07.2005 19:14

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Then … Iraq & Afghanistan Now 1945 2005 The United States has used depleted uranium munitions against the people of Iraq and Bosnia, creating a whole new generation of Hibakusha (radiation survivors), including American GIs.



Local Peace Groups Meet on Depleted Uranium Munitions

DC, 22.07.2005 19:14

Members of local peace groups met to view a German documentary on DU and to plan awareness-raising activities.



San Diego Escalates its War on Free Speech: Free Radio San Diego 96.9 Raided

Santa Cruz, CA, 22.07.2005 19:14

Two activists are still in jail for defending the first amendment in the recent Grand Jury witchhunt. More activists are receiving subpoenas daily. Today the war on Free Speech in San Diego was escalated to a new level.

This morning, July 21st, at approximately 11AM, Pirate 96.9 was raided by the FCC.

Interview on radioActive sanDiego (.mp3) | Interview on Free Radio Santa Cruz | Please replay on your free, community and pirate radio stations.

The broadcast location of Pirate 96.9 was raided by a number of FCC agents with marshalls. No one was present at the location, so the FCC broke the locks on their doors, entered by force, took their equipment and left. They left a warrant behind them.

The antenna was taken as well as a number of other major components of broadcasting equipment.

Pirate 96.9 is currently off the air. More information at www.pirate969.org

Read a blog entry from just after the raid here: steadydietofnothing | more photos at San Diego Indymedia



San Diego Escalates its War on Free Speech: Free Radio San Diego 96.9 Raided

San Diego, 22.07.2005 19:14

Two activists are still in jail for defending the first amendment in the recent Grand Jury witchhunt. More activists are receiving subpoenas daily. Today the war on Free Speech in San Diego was escalated to a new level.

This morning, July 21st, at approximately 11AM, Pirate 96.9 was raided by the FCC.

Interview on radioActive sanDiego | Interview on Free Radio Santa Cruz | Please replay on your free, community and pirate radio stations.

The broadcast location of Pirate 96.9 was raided by a number of FCC agents with marshalls. No one was present at the location, so the FCC broke the locks on their doors, entered by force, took their equipment and left. They left a warrant behind them.

The antenna was taken as well as a number of other major components of broadcasting equipment.

Pirate 96.9 is currently off the air. More information at http://pirate969.org

Read a blog entry from just after the raid here: steadydietofnothing

For more photos, click read more.



Jeff Ott Reading July 18th

Richmond, 22.07.2005 19:14

On July 18th at 8pm, Jeff Ott, formerly of Bay Area punk bands Crimpshrine and Fifteen, will be reading from his new book "Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Real War on Terror" at the Flying Brick Library, 506 S. Pine St. in Oregon Hill. Richmond Indymedia will have quotes from the evening on its WRIR 97.3 FM weekly radio show, every Tuesday at 12:30pm.



Virginia Public Service Workers say no to privatization

Richmond, 22.07.2005 19:14

On July 20, 2005 UE Local 160 will be holding a demonstration to oppose the privatization of Eastern State hospital. The rally will be held in Williamsburg VA on Ironbound Road. This will be in front of the main entrance to Eastern State Hospital. The event will begin at 2:30 PM and last until 4PM. A multinational corporation which now owns Wackenhut Security is manuevering to privatize this historic institution. The Company is known as Atlantic Shores and is owned by the GEO group. This organization has predicted it will cut jobs by 50%. We call on all Labor minded and Mental Health, Mental Retardation activist to support our demonstration by attending. For more information contact UE Local 160 at 888.868.6466.



Walking the Walk in Williamsburg, UE Local 160

Richmond, 22.07.2005 19:14

The Virginia Public Service Workers, UE Local 160 held an outstanding rally to demand world class service for our clients and oppose Atlantic Shores from privatizing the Eastern State hospital in Williamsburg VA. Approximately 25 members, supporters and guests came out in the sweltering 95 degree heat. The Union prepared signs which said "Our clients deserve better than GEO", "We need more staff" and "Just say no to privatization". Some signs focused on Local Delegate Rapp and Senator Thomas Norment which also said "no to privatization". A bullhorn was available and some young male supporters had a field day chanting "Just say no to G E O."



Zapatistas Lift Red Alert

Richmond, 22.07.2005 19:14

Update from Jen Lawhorne, Richmond IMCista in Mexico: After putting the world on its toes, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) announced on July 11 that it was going to lift its red alert on indigenous Zapatista communities and later explained how the Zapatista movement would carry out its initiative of forging a new grassroots political left in Mexico. “And so the EZLN has resisted 12 years of war, of military, political, ideological and economic attacks, of siege, of harassment, of persecution, and they have not vanquished us. We have not sold out nor surrendered, and we have made progress. More compañeros from many places have entered into the struggle so that, instead of making us weaker after so many years, we have become stronger,” reads the first part of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle. The second section, issued a day later on June 30, is a strong indictment on capitalism and the Mexican government’s involvement in neoliberal politics. “…Capitalism means that there a few who have great wealth, but they did not win a prize, or find a treasure, or inherited from a parent. They obtained that wealth, rather, by exploiting the work of the many,” it says. “And neoliberalism is the idea that capitalism is free to dominate the entire world, and so tough, you have to resign yourself and conform and not make a fuss, in other words, not rebel.” “And then what happens is that, with the people’s economy being totally screwed in the countryside as well as in the city, then many Mexican men and women have to leave their Patria, Mexican lands, and go to seek work in another country, the United States. And they do not treat them well there, instead they exploit them, persecute them and treat them with contempt and even kill them,” it continues. The third part of the declaration puts forth a proposal to the Mexican people “to go about building, along with those people who, like us, are humble and simple, a national program of struggle, but a program which will be clearly of the left, or anti-capitalist, or anti-neoliberal, or for justice, democracy and liberty for the Mexican people.” The EZLN hopes to bring together all different sectors of Mexican struggle to construct a new Mexican left free of corrupt party politics. They are making themselves open to different peoples’ movements’ suggestions and proposals by sending EZLN delegations to where they are invited. The EZLN also plans to hold an international encuentro in Chiapas during some time in December or January. “We are inviting all indigenous workers, campesinos, teachers, students, housewives, neighbors, small businesspersons, small shop owners, micro-business persons, pensioners, handicapped persons, religious men and women, scientists, artists, intellectuals, young persons, women, old persons, homosexuals and lesbians, boys and girls- to participate, whether individually or collectively, directly with the Zapatistas in the national campaign for building another way of doing politics, for a program of national struggle of the left, and for a new Constitution,” the declaration says. Julio Cèsar Ortega from the Center for Political Analysis and Social and Economic Investigations (CAPISE) in San Cristobal said, “The proposal offers us an exit to this difficult situation we are living in Mexico. Everything depends on the reaction of civil society.”



&quot;On your left!&quot; &quot;On your right!&quot;

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

A few times in recent months I have been walking on the sidewalk, either Hawthorne or Division, when I was passed by cyclists riding on the sidewalk. With a loud, cheery "on your left/right" announcing their presence and intention, they passed me by. It was just like downhill skiers do on the mountain. A good idea. There was just one problem, several times the shout "on your left" was followed by my moving towards the right to allow the passing "on my left" only to have a near collision from the rear by the cyclist trying to pass me on my right, not my left as they announced. What the fuck is this?A question of bike helmetsI was riding home from work the other day and was waiting at an intersection for the light to turn from red to green when I heard a woman's voice directed at me from inside the car to my left. "You really should be wearing a helmet, you know." I looked at her, nodded and looked away, hoping that would be the end of it. It wasn't. She went on for the durration of the red light to lecture me on the pros of bike helmets, asking me if i had one, telling me i should be wearing it etc... What bothers me about this situation is not the woman's desire that i wear a helmet. What bothers me is her insistance on lecturing me with a tone and air of authority and morality. I've thought about this issue a lot and i've asked many people what they think about it. I have yet to receive an adequate response >>



&quot;Managed&quot; Wreckreation and the Motorization of Wilderness

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

For years, the US Forest Service has been working hand in hand with the American Recreation Council in order to convert our national lands into commodities to be privatized for commercial exploitation, specifically with the motorized abuse of lands in mind. They have successfully engineered getting the federal budgets reduced for maintenance of trails and other natural, quiet and undestructive land use and now are exploiting the lack of funds for an excuse to continue converting public lands for motorized and other commercially-oriented, non-reflective exploitation. "Managed Recreation" is their Orwellian speak for such land abuse.



UN &quot;peacekeepers&quot; step up the violence in Haiti

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

Violent repression of democracy has a new face in Haiti: the "Blue Helmets" of the United Nations multi-nation "stabilization" force in Haiti which goes by the acronym MINUSTAH. The UN mission took over "stabilization" responsibilities in June 2004 from the US-led forces which were deployed to Haiti since before the coup which overthrew President Jean Bertrand Aristide on February 29, 2004. Their operations since last year have acted to support the unconstitutional coup government of Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, principally by supporting the increasingly repressive Haitian National Police in their efforts to root out, imprison, murder and terrify the leadership and support base of the widely-popular political party Fanmi Lavalas.



Skateboarding at the Portland City Council

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

The average age of the skateboarder is 14, and most prefer skating urban (or "street-style") elements, such as stairs, rails, etc. According to the Sporting Goods Association, there are more skateboarders than baseball players, and skateboarding is statistically safer than soccer, baseball, football, or basketball. A study in Texas showed how a skateboarder's heart rate doubles in "about 2-3 seconds," thus demonstrating its athletic benefit; one item of value in a nation facing an epidemic of youth obesity.

Yet skateboarders are criminalized as if they were just another "economically undesirable" class as the homeless, forced out of public areas, yet are afforded no recreational alternatives. Just what exactly is a kid, aged 8-18, supposed to do in Portland? A huge number of them skateboard, and are thus "criminals" because too few safe and legal alternatives exist.

read more + get details about tomorrow...
related: Skaters for Public Skateparks



Comment period on Oregon prison phone changes extended to August 8th

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

The public comment period for the proposed inmate telephone rules change at ODOC has been extended to August 8. We need to keep going with this and calling, phoning, emaling and faxing. The people who have called already should write a letter. If you have written a letter and email, write another one and use different info. We need persistent and constant pressure on this. They need to know we are watching.



Oregon HB 3500: Too Little Too Late?

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

Late in the session Representatives Dalto, Greenlick, Senators Bates and Westlund proposed HB 3500, a referral to voters to increase tobacco taxes by 60 cents to provide health care for all children and increase funding for OHP-Standard. The lofty and laudable goals of the referral would be to: a. Provide health insurance for all of Oregon's 106,000 uninsured children,
b. Restore Oregon Health Plan benefits to 25,000 Oregonians, and
c. Prepare FHIAP for insuring 250,000 uninsured Oregonians through FHIAThis measure also does nothing to improve health care coverage this session. HB 2048 would restore the 10-cent tobacco tax to fund vital health care services being left out of both the House and Senate budget proposals. Send a message reminding legislators HB 2048 is needed now! more details >>Dialogue with State Representative Paul Holvey about human services cutsPaul, From news accounts I've gathered that the reason you are "forced to vote on budgets with cuts included" is that your Democrat leaders in the state Senate are agreeing to them. I figure that also makes Senate Democrats responsible for what their leaders are doing. Behind closed doors. I would never trust Kate Brown, as she has lied to us before about blocking cuts to the Oregon Health Plan. entire dialogue >>



Olympia Pizza Time Strike Continues

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

Our struggle is not over. Olympia Pizza Time is set to reopen in mid-July under new ownership. The new owners refuse to meet with the striking workers. The striking workers are asking the new owners to recognize the Olympia Workers Association to begin union negotiations. On July 14th, the Olympia Pizza Time strike will enter the 5th month and community support is needed to send a clear message to the new owners.

Pizza Time workers may be forced to make another stand for workers' rights and decent work conditions. We will maintain a picket line in front of Pizza Time until our union is recognized. We urge the community of Olympia to stand in support of worker's rights and buy their pizza elsewhere until Pizza Time becomes a socially responsible business.

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previous posts: [ Olympia Pizza Time Workers go On Strike--support needed (2/13/05) | Update From the Pizza Time Lockout (3/27/05) ]



My Trip To Wild Oats on Division

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

I was doing a personal project today: price comparisons at my three area natural food stores (People's Food Co-op, New Seasons on Division, and Wild Oats on Division). As I walked around the grocery aisles with a few sheets of paper and a book to lean on, I felt the eyes on several employees, then suspected I was being casually watched (they kept passing me, nothing in their hands to stock!). After about 15 minutes, a manager (did not get his name sadly) approached me and here was our conversation:
Manager: May I ask what you are doing?
Me: I am doing a price comparison.
Manager: We don't allow that here.
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previous post about Division Wild Oats: My evening at Wild Oats



Portland medic writes from Chiapas

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

I'm posting this from the Centro de Medios Independientes Chiapas, or Chiapas Indymedia. The intrepid girl reporter at the next terminal is Mayan and she's wearing a skirt of matted black wool that make it look like her whole lower body has a coat of thick black fur. Que viva Indymedia!

This looked to be an exciting and potentially scary time to go to Chiapas. A few days after I decided to come here, the Zapatistas issued a communique that they were closing all their autonomous government sites, workshops, community centers, schools, andcafes, that they were calling a "red alert" and all the leaders of the movement would move to remote locations in the mountains to discuss the future of zapatismo. The only thing that would remain open, serendipitously enough, was the Zap hospital I had visited last year and was hoping to return to this year. IMC Chiapas The declaration of the red alert provoked a lot of debate and comment on the american websites where I read it. Were the communities under renewed menace by the government or paramilitaries? Was there going to be renewed open military conflict instead of what is euphemistically termed "low intensity warfare"? The coincidental timing of my visit ensured I was going to find out.



New Biscuit blockade shuts down logging activity for full day

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

Wednesday morning, just 72 hours after law enforcement dismantled the log cabin fortress that launched the Siskiyou Free State in Southern Oregon- dedicated forest defenders worked through the night to reconstruct a bigger, better-fortified version of the blockade. When the feds arrived at the Hobson old growth reserve timber sale this morning, they encountered an intricate lockdown scenario that foiled their efforts at extraction for the entire day. read more >>

on pdx indymedia: [ Battle of the Biscuit ]



SB1000, an Oregon anti-discrimination bill, needs your help

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

I applaud all the people who are putting their personal lives on hold, taking the time off work, and putting serious effort into trying to get SB1000 to a vote on the house floor. To the rest of you, what is it going to take to get you involved in your own future? Are you going to say not today until they actually take the few rights you have away? We are in a fight for our very existence, and only a hand full of people seems to get it. If 40,000 LGBTQ and allies can make it to Portland's Pride then we should be able to get at least 10% to show up for a rally for our basic rights. Last nights rally in Salem drew people from as far away as Ashland and Pendleton, but where were you? Yes it was hot, yes it was rush hour, yes you have a job, yes you had other plans, yes other people would be there, yes you're not that political, yes you live in Multnomah county so you think you are safe, yes I've heard it all before and frankly I care too much to just let you slide. We need to come together and work together if we want our basic rights not just sit back and hope for the best.



Friendshipment Caravan barred at US-Mexico border: Oregonians on board aid mission to Cuba

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

As of 1:30 pm EDT, The Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba is being held up at the US-Mexico border by US Commerce Department officials. Officials are threatening to search every vehicle and every item of humanitarian aid saying that "only licensable goods will be allowed to cross into Mexico." Pastors for Peace does not accept or apply for a license to deliver humanitarian aid to Cuba.

There are 130 US citizens traveling with the caravan, including 8 Oregonians. The Friendshipment Caravaniztas and the humanitarian aid are traveling in eight busses, a box truck and two small cars. It will take days to inspect the 140 tons of aid. Pastors for Peace is prepared to do whatever is necessary to deliver our humanitarian aid to Cuba. This situation is particularly urgent because of the assistance this humanitarian aid could provide to the hurricane victims in Cuba.

Ashland residents Mary Ann Jones, her son Brad Jones, Jaine Palmieri, and Suzi Auferheide and her twin sons are among the 8 Oregonians being delayed at the Reynosa border. They would like to urge their friends, family and community to contact the Commerce Department, Oregon elected officials, and the media to express their demands that the Caravan be allowed to travel through Mexico to Cuba to deliver the 140 tons of humanitarian aid and message of goodwill to the Cuban people.

read more >>

another report: [ Action Alert: Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Detained ]
at Rogue Valley IMC: [ Cuba Caravan has arrived in McAllen, Texas (7/1/05) | Interviews with Host Families on the Caravan (MP3) ]



Sithe Global turn Dine Power Authority to the Dark Side

Portland, 22.07.2005 19:14

Sithe Global ("The Sithe"), a power company from Houston, TX are leading Dine Power Authority of the Navajo (Dine) Nation down the road to the Dark Side, on the Dine reservation near Ship Rock NM. The Dark Side looks like $2.3 billion dollar coal fire plant that would take up 600 acres on the reservation, add to the already 35,100 tons of sulfur dioxide and 45,200 tons of nitrogen oxide already emitted by other plants. Further, it would take enough water to serve 70 communities there. More than four (4) of the dirtiest plants in the US would then be on or near the reservation. Power from the plants would not go to the Dine people but to Las Vegas and Phoenix. read more >>

An Audio Interview with Che Glawnii

Here is a phone interview done by PDX IMC Web Radio with Che Glawnii a member of the Native Youth Movement and Dine rap artist. They are establishing a chapter in Ship Rock, NM as part of their counter action and beginning of what seems to be a new and more vigorous wave in the movement for respect for native americans.

Click Here to Stream The Interview
Download the Interview with BitTorrent - Please seed it after you download :)

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Audio of Iraqi Labor Solidarity Tour in Baltimore

Baltimore, 22.07.2005 19:13

Listen to two delegates from the IFTU (Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions) speaking in Baltimore regarding organized labor and the occupation of Iraq.



Ballpark Workers Protest Peanut Wages

Baltimore, 22.07.2005 19:13

Over 100 Camden Yards Clean-Up Workers and Their Supporters Demanded that Angelos Keep His Word & Stop Paying the Workers “Peanuts for Poverty Wages”. On June 17, 2005 the United Workers Association held a protest against Orioles owner Peter Angelos at Camden Yards. More than 100 United Workers Association members and their supporters threw “peanuts for poverty wages” at a model of Angelos and passed out peanuts to fans arriving for Friday’s game. “Peter Angelos is a lying cheat, full of broken promises. He’s a cheating billionaire who says one thing and does another when it comes to ending poverty wages at the ballpark,” said James Riddick, a member of the United Workers Association.



Ann Wright on the Follies of Bush’s War

Baltimore, 22.07.2005 19:13

One of the unsung heroes of the opposition to the Iraqi War is Ann Wright. Rather than support the war, she resigned her position with the State Dept. on March 19, 2003. Ms. Wright, a career diplomat for over 16 years, who had also served in the military, believes the Downing Street Memos have plenty of ammunition in them to support impeachment proceeding against President George W. Bush and criminal charges against others in his administration.



The Ehrlich Report

Baltimore, 22.07.2005 19:13

A monthly column of political commentary. This month: democracy



London Calling Again

Baltimore, 22.07.2005 19:13

The recent London bombings reminds us that the West must become increasingly diligent in responding to the brazen nature of the perpetrators. And no matter how irrational their acts may be, how specious their logic as they attempt to link civilian deaths with military actions thousands of miles away, we must stop them before they lash out again. In doing so, we cannot lose faith in our principles. Democracy and civil and human rights must be preserved.



Hospital

Colombia, 22.07.2005 19:13

Por Solución a la Crisis del Materno Infantil



Cerveza

Colombia, 22.07.2005 19:13

¿Quién se tomó la Bavaria?



TRANSPORTE

Brasil, 22.07.2005 19:13

"Festival de ovada" interrompe reunião em Vitória-ES



CRISE POLÍTICA

Brasil, 22.07.2005 19:13

Existe vida além do governo



SEM TETO

Brasil, 22.07.2005 19:13

Sem-teto podem perder verba do Ministério das Cidades



TRANSPORTE

Brasil, 22.07.2005 19:13

“O dinheiro do meu pai não é capim eu quero passe livre sim”



PASSE LIVRE

Brasil, 22.07.2005 19:13

Campinas será a sede do 2º Encontro Nacional do MPL



Represión en Cañadón Seco, Santa Cruz

Argentina, 22.07.2005 19:13

Jueves 21 de julio 2005 | SANTA CRUZ: BRUTAL REPRESIÓN SOBRE TRABAJADORES DESOCUPADOS
Mas de 40 detenidos y decenas de heridos.



Represión en Cañadón Seco

Argentina, 22.07.2005 19:13

Jueves 21 de julio 2005 | SANTA CRUZ: BRUTAL REPRESIÓN
Más de 40 Trabajadores desocupados detenidos



G8 Info

United Kingdom, 22.07.2005 19:13

Background info : Why Are People Protesting? [more] | Groups and Websites | Protests and Events
Read latest G8 coverage : Indymedia Scotland and IMC UK G8 topic pages [ RSS feeds: Newswire | Features ]
Video : Collected G8 Video Coverage - list of links | Upload your videos
Radio : See G8 Radical Radio Collective website or Global Radio Indymedia Newswire for streams or archive material.
Photo: IMC Photo Library and Search website

G8 Official Statement | Campaigns Responses



G8 2005: Repression, Resistance and Clowning

United Kingdom, 22.07.2005 19:13

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, joined by activists from Liverpool. 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 [Legal Support Group statement], 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 July to Friday 8 July.

G8 video coverage | G8 Audio | IMC Scotland | IMC UK G8 topic pages | worldwide imc reports + 2 | Red Pepper Blog | Live 8: Corporate Media Bonanza

Legal support | Medical support | Activist Trauma Support: +44-796 240 6940 | Missing Persons/Prison support: +44-131-208 0767



Red Alert Lifted Throughout Zapatista Autonomous Areas

United Kingdom, 22.07.2005 19:13

Almost a month after the EZLN announced a Red Alert in all the autonomous Zapatista communities, the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee – General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation announced on July 11 that "with the completion of the internal consulta the EZLN has decided to lift the Red Alert which it has been maintaining since June 19, 2005". The EZLN also informed that "the Zapatista Caracoles will be reopened" and that "the different Good Government Juntas will also once again begin their work in their respective headquarters". [ Read full Communique ]

This follows a period of internal consultation with the Zapatista autonomous municipalities and support bases, where "meetings and assemblies were held in more than one thousand indigenous communities in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas". On June 26 a new Communique announced that "the results were that more than 98% approved the new step, and less than 2% decided not to support the proposal", and that over the next few days, the EZLN would make public a series of texts which would form the "Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona."

On June 29 the First Part of the Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona is published. This is followed with Part 2 in which the Zapatistas describe how they "see what is going on in the world and in our country", and Part 3 that not only states what the Zapatistas "want to do in the World and in Mexico" but also how they are going to go about doing it.

On July 13, the CCRI-CG of the EZLN publishes two further communiques in which the Zapatistas explain the "Ways and Means" of the new phase of the Zapatista struggle to all those "individuals, organizations, collectives, groups and associations of the left who support what has been proposed in the Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona".

Zapatista breaking news:
IMC-Chiapas | Archive of Zapatista communiques 2005



Maquiavelismo governamental: as alterações do Código de Trabalho

Portugal, 22.07.2005 19:13

Maquiavelismo governamental: as alterações do Código de Trabalho



Greve geral no sector petrolífero iraquiano

Portugal, 22.07.2005 19:13

Greve geral no sector petrolífero iraquiano



Tropas das Nações Unidas atacam Port-au-Prince, matando 23 Pessoas

Portugal, 22.07.2005 19:13

Tropas das Nações Unidas atacam Port-au-Prince, matando 23 Pessoas



Força militar portuguesa enviada para o Afeganistão

Portugal, 22.07.2005 19:13

Força militar portuguesa enviada para o Afeganistão




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