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Indymedia Seizure Documents Unsealed

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.08.2005 18:13

8/1/2005: A number of Italian and U.S. government documents related to the seizure of Indymedia server "Ahimsa" from the UK have been unsealed by order of the federal court in San Antonio, Texas.
On Thursday, October 7, 2004, more than 20 Independent Media Center (IMC) websites and other Internet services were taken offline after webhost Rackspace received a "Commissioner's Subpoena" for Indymedia's website logs.
Initially, the disappearance of the Indymedia servers was shrouded in secrecy, with no one willing to provide an explanation. On October 20, 2004, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a motion to unseal the Indymedia documents in the U.S. District Court in San Antonio, where Rackspace is headquartered. In the motion, EFF attorneys argued that "the public and the press have a clear and compelling interest in discovering under what authority the government was able to unilaterally prevent Internet publishers from exercising their First Amendment rights." EFF argued further that secret court orders circumvent due process, undermine confidence in the judicial system, and deny those affected by the order any way to challenge it.
Nine months later, on July 20, 2005, the court granted the motion and ordered the majority of the underlying documents unsealed (but with the specific URLs of the pages being investigated redacted). On August 1, 2005, EFF received the newly unsealed documents and posted them on their website.
Previous Indybay Coverage of the Ahimsa Seizure | More Media and Indymedia Related News



Supreme Court Town Hall Meeting and March

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.08.2005 18:13

On Wednesday, August 3rd, there will be a Supreme Court Town Hall Meeting and March in San Francisco. At 6:00pm, doors will open; then at 6:15 pm, the Supreme Court Town Hall Meeting will begin; and the march "No Rubber Stamp" March to Civic Center will leave at 7:30 pm. The Town Hall is set to take place at the UC Hastings College of Law's Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 198 McAllister Street, 1st Floor. Directions After the Town Hall, a "No Rubber Stamp" march will head to the Civic Center. The march will be led by nine "Supreme Court judges" in black robes. (Bring your own rubber stamp!)

The record of John Roberts, President Bush's nominee to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, has raised concern amongst advocates of women's health and privacy, protection of the environment, and civil rights. The Town Hall meeting will include information about Roberts and what his impact on the Supreme Court and the people of California would be; and how to make sure that Roberts suffers through a difficult interview process with the Senate.
Read More on Indybay's Government Page



Freedom - The Cold, Hard Facts

Portland, 02.08.2005 17:43

There are a thousand critically important issues to deal with in today's world, but American citizens need to be very careful. The creation of social chaos is the fundamental tool used by Constitutional destroyers to divide and conquer the ability to focus on the big prize, which is freedom. Our focus should not be upon partisan details, but upon Constitutional dismantling. Our political opinions and leanings will be non-issues if there is no Constitutional Republic.

As each day passes, and we continue to see our "representatives" refusing to represent American freedom, and as we continue to see our voting powers eliminated by the non-elected partnership-stakeholding system of leadership, one wonders if there will ever be another election. Specifically, one wonders if Martial Law will be implemented before another election date rolls around. Due to the fact that our nation has been totally and very skillfully bankrupted by highly educated economic experts, one wonders if we have been set up to purposefully crash, whereby giving Martial Law its jurisdiction.


At this point in time, I strongly suggest that American people prepare for the worst.



Want a real raise? Try a minimum wage for health benefits

Portland, 02.08.2005 17:43

When will working America get a real raise again? Not until we get more employers to start paying their fair share for health care. Every year, more of the costs of health care are shifted to workers. Sometimes we see it in our paychecks, when premium increases exceed pay increases and reduce our take-home pay. Other times, our raises disappear in the payments we make to cover higher deductibles and co-pays. Either way, these cost shifts force us to work for less.

Union members are better off when it comes to health care, because we bargain hard — and sometimes strike — to protect our benefits and our paychecks. Witness the recent Teamsters strike at the Tillamook Creamery. As a result, we are more likely to have health coverage for ourselves and our families and less likely to pay exorbitant amounts for our share of the costs. But our "union advantage" in this area is getting harder to sustain. For many of our unions, health care costs now exceed $5 per hour — about a third of the average hourly wage for all working Americans.



Action Alert: &quot;Safety&quot; Meeting Becomes INS Sting Operation

Portland, 02.08.2005 17:43

Last week immigrant workers gathered to attend mandatory safety training they thought was being held by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It turned out to be a sting operation by the Homeland Security's Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

After serving coffee and doughnuts, an official announced that he had bad news -- the immigration office had called the meeting, not OSHA, and immigration agents filled the room.

Forty-eight workers, hired by subcontractors at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, were arrested on charges that they were illegal immigrants. At least one person was later released upon proof of citizenship.



Caracas

Colombia, 02.08.2005 11:43

Jóvenes analizarán futuro en Festival Mundial



AUSSA/Sevilha: 74 dias de greve pela defesa de 4 colegas

Portugal, 02.08.2005 11:43

AUSSA/Sevilha: 74 dias de greve pela defesa de 4 colegas



Caling all potential seanchaís, papparazzis, earwiggers, voyeurs, nerds &amp; daleks! Help Indymedia.ie!

Ireland, 02.08.2005 11:43

Become a part of the machine. We want your storytelling/photo/audio/video/tech/editing skills! The site has gone from strength to strength over the past few months with a substantial increase in readership. We want to maintain this level of interest, but we also want you to contribute and get involved with the production & running of Indymedia Ireland. Indymedia.ie tops 120,000 visitors in JulyJuly was another record breaking month for Indymedia Ireland. On Tuesday July 26th, we surpassed the 3 million hits mark for site traffic in a month for the first time ever. Over the month we averaged 115,000 hits a day - an increase of a whopping 30,000 a day on our previous all time record which was last month (June 2005). Web traffic normally drops off substantially over the Summer, so this performance is a testament to the increasing quality of contributions to the newswire and our making inroads into broader audiences. Although we don't normally retain IP addresses (to help enhance user privacy) statistical analysis of the samples that were retained in the past show that we will have received over 120,000 different readers in July alone (measured by unique IP addresses) . 1.1 million pages on the site and 3.55 million files were downloaded. In less technical terms, we are doing very, very well indeed. In more paranoid terms, we are transitioning from being a mosquito to being a serious pest in the house of Herr McDowell and chairman Bertie. Not bad for a bunch of volunteers organised as a collective with a budget that might as well not exist. So, what does all this mean then? If you publish a story on the Indymedia Ireland newswire, it will be seen by many more people than you probably imagine. We must admit we are pleased with these readership figures, but we are constantly looking for ways to improve the site, and expand into other media beyond the internet. We always need more people to get involved in operating the Indymedia Ireland machine. If you are a regular reader of the site, dont forget that you can make a contribution of your own, simply by going to the publishing page and following the instructions on the page. You can publish anything on the Indymedia Ireland newswire, so long as it adheres to the Editorial Guidelines. You can add in images, audio, and video along with your text. In light of these figures, Indymedia Ireland is pleased to offer two short multimedia training courses/workshops to the public. The courses are free and will be provided by Indymedia Ireland volunteers. The first workshop is An Introduction to Digital Audio. This covers how to take your audio from a source such as a dictaphone, Minidisc or Cassette recorder, and transfer it onto a computer, thus capturing it as a digital audio file. The file will then be edited down from the original recording. We will look at different methods of processing and saving the file for different purposes, such as burning to a CD-R, or compressing the file into a smaller format like MP3 or Ogg Vorbis, which is more appropriate for Indymedia/web publishing purposes. The workshop will finally look at ways and locations for publishing your audio, such as Indymedia Radio or radio4all, and also at giving your work a Creative Commons license, which will allow other people to adapt and modify your work for non-commercial purposes. http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/indymedia_dalek.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/indymedia_radiologo.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/indymedia_videologo.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/indymedia_techie.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/oct2004/sprayart11.jpg



Vicdani Retçi Mehmet Tarhan'a Özgürlük!

Istanbul, 02.08.2005 09:14

Vicdani Retçi Mehmet Tarhan'a Özgürlük!



Police State

Sydney, 02.08.2005 07:14

Police Harass Aboriginal Youths



What does August 15th mean for Gaza?

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.08.2005 07:13

On August 15th, Israel will start removing settlers from the Gaza Strip. While this is often presented as a complete Israeli withdraw, the Palestinians in Gaza will likely still be under indirect Israeli rule with no control over their borders. Israel government officials predict that half the Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip will likely refuse to relocate to Israel on time and will be removed by force. Some settlers have said they will try to give up Israeli citizenship and become Palestinian citizens so they can stay; Palestinian leaders said they would accept the change in citizenship but would still demand that the land the settlements are on be returned to the Palestinian people. Many Palestinians see the "withdraw" as merely a smokescreen that is being used to prevent the world from questioning the expansion of settlements in the West Bank and the wall Israel is building within the 1948 borders, dividing Palestinian communities and likely resulting in explusions. As part of Israel origianl

The Gaza Strip's borders were originally defined by the armistice lines between Egypt and Israel after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which followed the dissolution of the British mandate of Palestine. First controlled by Egyptian military, the Gaza Strip was later captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. Currently, around 1.37 million Palestinians and about 8,000 Israelis live in the Gaza Strip. The majority of these Palestinians are direct descendants of refugees who fled or were expelled from Israel in 1948 and most Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip are Israeli citizens who moved into 21 guarded Israeli settlements after the 1967 Six-Day War.

Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon first announced a pullout of settlers from Gaza in 2004. On May 2nd of that year, Sharon's Likud party held a referendum and 65% of the voters voted against the idea. On June 6, 2004, Sharon's government approved an amended disengagement plan resulting in several resignations from his government. This left the Likud Party with a minority in the Israeli Parliament and forced a coalition government between Likud and Labour in January 2005. On February 16, 2005, the Knesset finalized and approved the plan with 59 in favor, 40 opposed, 5 abstaining. A proposed amendment to submit the plan to a referendum was rejected (29-72). On March 17, 2005, the IDF Southern Command issued a military order prohibiting Israeli citizens who do not reside in the Gaza Strip settlements from relocating to that area. On May 9, 2005, the beginning of the evacuation of settlements was officially pushed back from July 20 to August 15 Read More.

Gaza: When Will it End? | Behind the smoke screen of the Gaza pullout | Abbas says Palestinians want peaceful Israeli pullout



Supreme Court Town Hall Meeting and March

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.08.2005 06:43

On Wednesday, August 3rd, there will be a Supreme Court Town Hall Meeting and March in San Francisco. At 6:00pm, doors will open; then at 6:15 pm, the Supreme Court Town Hall Meeting will begin; and the march "No Rubber Stamp" March to Civic Center will leave at 7:30 pm. The Town Hall is set to take place at the UC Hastings College of Law's Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 198 McAllister Street, 1st Floor. Directions After the Town Hall, a "No Rubber Stamp" march will head to the Civic Center. We'll be led by nine "Supreme Court judges" in black robes. (Bring your own rubber stamp!)

The record of John Roberts, President Bush's nominee to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, has raised concern amongst advocates of women's health and privacy, protection of the environment, and civil rights. The Town Hall meeting will include information about Roberts and what his impact on the Supreme Court and the people of California would be; and how to make sure that Roberts suffers through a difficult interview process with the Senate. Read more

Californians for Fair and Independent Judges | CFIJ Statement About Nomination of Roberts | Supreme Court Watch | Alliance for Justice



Indymedia Seizure Documents Unsealed

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.08.2005 06:43

8/1/2005: A number of Italian and U.S. government documents related to the seizure of Indymedia server "Ahimsa" from the UK have been unsealed by order of the federal court in San Antonio, Texas. On Thursday, October 7, 2004, more than 20 Independent Media Center (IMC) websites and other Internet services were taken offline after webhost Rackspace received a "Commissioner's Subpoena" for Indymedia's website logs.

Initially, the disappearance of the Indymedia servers was shrouded in secrecy, with no one willing to provide an explanation. On October 20, 2004, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a motion to unseal the Indymedia documents in the U.S. District Court in San Antonio, where Rackspace is headquartered. In the motion, EFF attorneys argued that "the public and the press have a clear and compelling interest in discovering under what authority the government was able to unilaterally prevent Internet publishers from exercising their First Amendment rights." EFF argued further that secret court orders circumvent due process, undermine confidence in the judicial system, and deny those affected by the order any way to challenge it.

Nine months later, on July 20, 2005, the court granted the motion and ordered the majority of the underlying documents unsealed (but with the specific URLs of the pages being investigated redacted). On August 1, 2005, EFF received the newly unsealed documents and posted them on their website.

According to EFF, many questions remain regarding the unsealed documents. Rackspace has not commented on the matter since the case files were unsealed.Previous coverage



Chicago Community Journalism Project Returns, Faces Subpoena

Chicago, 02.08.2005 06:13

Stateway Building The View From The Ground, a web publication reporting on life in Chicago public housing, was published during 2001-2003 from a vacant apartment in a high-rise at the Stateway Gardens development. That high-rise has since been demolished, as has much of the city's public housing, but The View has returned to publication online.

The View is currently presenting an extended narrative inquiry into human rights abuses by police officers in Chicago public housing. Entitled Kicking the Pigeon, written by journalist Jamie Kalven, the series focuses on the story of Diane Bond, a Stateway Gardens resident who has brought a federal civil rights suit against five gang tactical officers known on the street as "the skullcap crew."

The suit claims the officers repeatedly invaded Bond's home, physically and sexually abused her, and left her traumatized. It also names as defendants the current and former superintendents of the Chicago Police Department and the current and former administrators of the Office of Professional Standards, the office within the CPD charged with investigating citizen complaints of excessive force. Bond's lawyers argue that supervisory personnel are complicit in the abuses of the skullcap crew, because they do not adequately investigate citizen complaints, and because they fail to monitor and discipline problem officers. The opposing counsel has subpoenaed Kalven's source documentation; Kalven has refused to relinquish them.

"At the center of this narrative inquiry," writes Kalven, "is the question: if a group of rogue police officers operated for years in Chicago public housing with impunity, what conditions would be required to make possible their criminal careers?"

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To Impeach or Not to Impeach

Boston, 02.08.2005 05:13

On July 31, 2005, a forum on the Downing Street Memos, leaked documents that indicate the Bush administration misled the public about reasons for going to war in Iraq, took place at Arlington Street Church. Co-sponsored by several local organizations such as Brookline PeaceWorks, Boston Mobilization, Progressive Democrats of America, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, among others; the forum was just one of 300 events across the nation planned to discuss the possible consequences of the leaked documents.



Aborto: un derecho negado

Argentina, 02.08.2005 04:13

Lunes 1 de agosto de 2005/Piden interrupción de embarazo producto de violación
Aborto: un derecho negado



Aborto: un derecho negado

Argentina, 02.08.2005 03:43

Lunes 1 de agosto de 2005/Piden interrupción de embarazo producto de violación
Aborto: un derecho negado



Darfur displaces Sudanese mourning event

DC, 02.08.2005 01:14

The Embassy of Sudan in Washington, D.C. announced it will close for two days after a group of demonstrators refused to discontinue a four-day fast and vigil at the embassy against the ongoing genocide in the Sudanese region of Darfur.



CAFTA - The Last Free Trade Agreement?

San Diego, 02.08.2005 00:43

With the passing of CAFTA in the US by 217 to 215 votes, much has been said about the state of the Free Trade agenda in the past few days. Some analysis of these stories leads to a more complete picture of the significance of CAFTA.



Concerns about de Menezes investigator

United Kingdom, 02.08.2005 00:43

I’m concerned about former Met Deputy Assistant Commissioner Roy Clark having any involvement in the investigation into Charles de Menezes’s death.



Local reponse to apologists for Iraq violence

Richmond, 01.08.2005 23:13

"[Thomas] Friedman laid THIS EGG of an op-ed last week. If there were to be a list of 'excuse makers,' he'd be one of the top candidates for it... These folks [corporate media, conservative pundits, and dubious sources] are just talking to themselves, and demand that the rest of us just shut up and consume their vitriol without so much as a defensive cough." Click through to read more of this commentary by a Virginian Arab-American.



Fredericksburg's FIRST EVER Critical Mass

Richmond, 01.08.2005 23:13

Fredericksburg's FIRST EVER Critical Mass is scheduled for August 5th at 5:30 PM and will continue every first Friday from then on. We will meet and depart from the corner of William St. and Sofia St. in Downtown, Fredericksburg in a celebration of cycling and an assertion of our right to the street. Bring your bicycle, and participate in a solidarity ride to show Fredericksburg motorists that the road is ours to share.



TRANSPORTES

Brasil, 01.08.2005 22:43

Aumento de passagem mobiliza estudantes em Vitória da Conquista (BA)



TRANSPORTES

Brasil, 01.08.2005 22:43

Manifestação em Maracanaú-CE exige meia passagem intermunicipal



CzechTrek Technoparty endet mit massivem Polizeiangriff

Germany, 01.08.2005 22:43

Das diesjahrige Outdoor Technofestival Czechtrek 2005 wurde am Wochenende mit massiver Polizeigewalt verhindert. Die Polizei ging mit Tränengas und Wasserwerfern gegen mehrere tausend friedlich feiernde Technoanhänger vor.

Offizielle Webseite von Czechtek 2005 | Fotos der Autobahnblockade | IDnes Zeitschiene (tschechisch) | Fotos der Demonstrationen am Samstag in Prague und Brno | Video vom Polizeiangriff | Mehr Videos des Einsatzes | Weitere Updates



Solidarity with the EZLN in Coyoacan, Mexico || Solidaridad con el EZLN en Coyoacan México

Santa Cruz, CA, 01.08.2005 22:13

Last month, activists painted a huge red star in Mexico City’s Zocalo to help bring attention to the Red Alert issued by the EZLN. On July 31, 2005, activists in solidarity with the EZLN used a variety of tactics to educate people in downtown Coyoacan, Mexico City about the Sixth Declaration from the Lacandona Jungle and the ongoing Zapatista struggle for land, work, dignity, health, food, education and respect.

El pasado mes un grupo de activistas pintaron una estrella roja en el zócalo de la ciudad de México, en solidaridad con la alerta roja lanzada por los Zapatistas. El 31 de Julio del 2005 se realizaron actividades en solidaridad con el EZLN en el centro de Coyoacan de la Ciudad de México, el tema era la Sexta Declaración de la Selva Lacandona donde se pide tierra, trabajo, dignidad, salud, alimentación, educación y respeto.



Another Activist will Refuse to Testify

San Diego, 01.08.2005 20:44

another s.d. activist subpoenaed; will resist federal grand jury on tuesday, august 2, 2005.



OHSU primate 'researchers' visited at home by protesters

Portland, 01.08.2005 20:44

Friday July 29th 2005 started out just like any other night for the researchers of OHSU's Primate Torture Facility(PTF). Judy Cameron, Elliot Spindel and good old Cynthia Bethea were relaxing at home when they were again visited by angry, non violent protesters. This time 2 protesters were dressed as monkeys in striped jail suits and 4 others were wearing white researcher coats. Judy Cameron was first. This time she decided it was to scary to come out and chat with the protesters so we reminded her neighbors the exact nature of Judys work. We could hear vomiting from some houses as we described her work over the bullhorn. Next was Elliot Spindels house in Lake Oswego. When we arrived the neighbors down the street were out talking and there attention quickly focused on the protesters and there creative attire. Like Judy Cameron, Spindel only is tough when it comes to beating up animals and he didn't come out to confront us. We reminded his neighbors the nature of Eliots disgusting animal torture techniques which had induced vomiting again amongst those who were able to listen to the entire protest.

Finally we reached Cynthias house.

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related: [ Cynthia Bethea, who performs invasive experiments on intellegent primates at OHSU ] (over 200 comments!)

reports from previous home demos: [ Cursed Animal Rights Activists Ruin My Evening (27 May 2005) | Another night of OHSU researcher residential fun (2 Jun 2005) | Noisy activists disrupt our peaceful neighborhood again! (17 Jun 2005) | Animal Activists Rock Neighborhoods... Again (3 Jul 2005) ]



Freihandelsabkommen CAFTA nimmt weitere Hürde

Germany, 01.08.2005 18:43

Am 28.Juli hat das amerikanische Repräsentantenhaus mit extrem knapper Mehrheit das Freihandelsabkommen CAFTA verabschiedet. 217 Ja-Stimmen und 215 Nein-Stimmen zeugen von einem tiefen Misstrauen gegenüber diesem Abkommen.

Stop CAFTA (en) | Florida Fair Trade Coalition (en) | FTAA IMC (en) | Public Citizen (en)



Perth Activist/Social Centre

Perth, 01.08.2005 17:14

Remembering Groovy Space



Aniversario

Colombia, 01.08.2005 17:13

Agosto 3 y 4
Foro Social Humanitario
Saravena, Arauca



First Pride in Canterbury

United Kingdom, 01.08.2005 15:43

Earlier, in June this year, the historic City of Canterbury witnessed its first Gay Pride event.
It was estimated that 500 turned out to parade through the City centre and that at least 1500 people attended the Dane John Gardens, where there were over 30 stalls. DJs Bunny and Christine got the entertainment off to a good start, and after speeches from ex-mayor, Councillor Fred Whitemore and representatives of Kent Constabulary and Unison, amongst others, local entertainer Lee Tracey presented a show that included popular drag artistes, and singers from the Ship Inn, Rochester. The performance by the recently formed City of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus provided another highlight.



António Ferreira, de novo, ameaçado de morte

Portugal, 01.08.2005 11:13

António Ferreira, de novo, ameaçado de morte



Resisting Nuclear Weapons 60 Years After Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Santa Cruz, CA, 01.08.2005 09:13

August 6th and 9th mark the 60th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. The San Francisco Bay Area's Livermore Lab is one of the national laboratories that serves as the brain of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, which today is developing weapons to support U.S. wars of empire and continuing to contaminate the air and soil of cities surrounding it. On Saturday, anti-nuclear activists will meet there to proclaim, "No Nukes, No Wars!"

Nationwide, peace advocates will meet at the four central US nuclear weapons sites to call for an end to nuclear weapons proliferation. Locally, activists will meet for a ceremony to remember of the victims of atomic bombings. Afterwards, they'll march to Lockheed Martin, world’s largest maker and exporter of weapons. On Sunday, there will be commemoration of the victims of war at the Collateral Damage statue in Santa Cruz.

Video: Santa Cruz Weapons Inspection Team Attempts Livermore Lab Inspection - 2002
Audio: SCWIT Press Conference - 2004

See Also: Santa Cruz Weapons Inspection Team and Lockheed Martin || Students Resist Nuclear Weapons Development || Helen Caldicott on the Profound Damage of Nukes ||UC Students Demand Regents Sever Ties to Nukes

[ Atomic Bombing Exhibit || Abolition 2000 || Western States Legal Foundation || Mindfully's Nuclear Pages || Radiation Used On Iraq Equivalent to 250,000 Nagasaki Bombs ]



SOS Shows Their True Colors

LA, 01.08.2005 06:43

SOS Shows Their True Colors



Berkeley Worker-Owner Bakery Seeks Community Support

San Francisco Bay Area, 01.08.2005 05:13

Nabolom Bakery is one of the oldest collective businesses in Berkeley, and it will close on September 1st unless it can raise $50,000. Nabolom has supported progressive causes for years- by distributing pastries, hosting events, and hosting community artists' work, and providing free WiFi access. Over the years, Nabolom has provided decent jobs with maximum worker control over conditions to dozens of activists in many political movements. Financial mismanagement forced the bakery into debt about four years ago, and it has been unable to recover.

A Town Hall Meeting will be held on Monday, August 1st, from 7-9 p.m. at Nabolom (at 2708 Russell, just east of College) to discuss how the community can help save the bakery. Nabolom is looking for pledges to purchase $500 or $1000 sustainer certificates, which will entitle the bearers to 10% discounts on all products, and make it possible for the bakery to survive. Nabolom is currently only accepting pledges; money will not be accepted unless $50,000 in pledges has been collected by August 15.

Read more on Indybay's Labor and Workers' News Page



Tour Studi Banding Anggota DPR ke Perancis dan Belanda

Jakarta, 01.08.2005 03:43

Ketika Parlemen Belanda sedang Reses Badan Legislasi DPR memaksa melakukan perjalanan ke Perancis dan Belanda yang memakan biaya sangat besar ditengah berbagai krisis bangsa. Studi banding ini katanya untuk studi banding tentang proses legislasi penyusunan rancangan undang-undang negara. ...



Where to for the IMC movement?

Melbourne, 01.08.2005 03:14

What's the Matter with Indymedia



Kendall Square Cinema employees join union

Boston, 01.08.2005 02:13

After only three months of organizing at the Kendall Square Cinema, the Landmark Theatre chain's biggest theatre, employees voted 17 to one to join the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) local 791 on July 30. “Kendall Square cinema is now 100% union,” yelled a cinema employee as movie-goers left the theatre, “wall to wall union!” The vote comes as a result of recent management changes, a wage freeze, lack of full-time status even for employees who average over 35 hours per week, small and sporadic raises, and a starting wage of $7.25 that hasn't changed since 2002, according to employee Lauren Ryder.



&quot;İŞGALCİ DEĞİL, HAK SAHİBİYİZ&quot; Okmeydanı Halkı

Istanbul, 01.08.2005 01:14



Possible Cyclist Fatality at Milwaukie and Powell

Portland, 31.07.2005 23:44

There was a car that hit a bike on Powell today. It seemed really bad. Does anyone have any information on the rider or saw it?

BotanicManic answers: I went down to the intersection of Milwaukie and Powell to check it out. The cops blocked off part of the intersection for hours while they investigated. They refused to divulge any info on the cyclist (of course) but I saw a member of the PPB Traffic Investigation Unit (TIU). TIU officers usually show up when there is a criminal investigation and/or a fatality. The orange mountain bike landed about 25-30 feet from where the car had stopped. It looked like the cyclist broke through the driver side windshield. A two foot in diameter pile of blood dried on Southbound Powell in front of the AmPm. Two black Nike's and a pair of sunglasses lay scattered on both sides of the car. Corporate media seemed conspicuosly absent from the scene.

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related: Local Cyclist, NOAH CARDAMON, Killed Monday (31.5.05) I 11-Year Old Bike Enthusiast Killed by SUV in Portland (20.5.04) I Orion and Anglea's Murderer, Lindsey Llaneza never went to trial... (08.4.04) I bikes and transportation page on pdx imc



Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) Will Spread Factory Farming and Threaten Wildlife in Central America

Boston, 31.07.2005 23:13

AUDIO: A coalition of 102 animal rights groups around the U.S. has formed to call attention to the cruelty that the Central American Free Trade Agreement is expected to inflict upon farmed and wild animals in Central America. National non-profits such as In Defense of Animals, Farm Sanctuary, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and Wetlands Preserve are among the groups in the coaliton. CAFTA was ratified by an extremely narrow margin in the U.S. House of Representatives during the wee hours of Thursday morning, July 28th. Pattrice Jones of the Eastern Shore Chicken Sanctuary and Adam Weissman of Wetlands Preserve talk about what this agreement means for animals' lives.



Marcha al Ingenio Tabacal

Argentina, 31.07.2005 20:43



Mysterious shooting of 2 migrants, Chase suggests &quot;rogue&quot; Minutemen

San Diego, 31.07.2005 19:13

Two migrant people were shot under mysterious circumstances last week in the border region where the Minutemen have been patrolling. One was shot in Mexico and one was shot inside the US. While "Mexican authorities" have claimed that "bandits" were behind it, the victims were quick to point out that nothing was stolen from them. This strange circumstance is added to by the fact that these "bandits" used laser scopes to target their victims.

Numerous calls have been made to the sheriff in Campo, CA, but still no investigation is taking place. In addition, James Chase admits to transporting undocumented people, which is a crime, but he is also not having charges pressed against him, unlike the volunteers in Ariznoa who were sent to jail for taking migrants in critical condition to a hospital. Many are saying, "Chase and Co. MUST be investigated". Gente Unida held a press conference on Friday, July 29th to address this issue.

To contact the sheriff, Phone: (619) 478-5378 Fax: (619) 478-9076 or go to:  http://www.sdsheriff.net/rural/substations_campo.html

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LA-IMC Outages &amp; Downtime

LA, 31.07.2005 19:13

LA-IMC Outages & Downtime



5th sona

QC, 31.07.2005 14:14

A Day of Rage



Community Worker-Owner Bakery Seeks

San Francisco Bay Area, 31.07.2005 06:13

Nabolom Bakery is one of the oldest collective businesses in Berkeley, and it will close on September 1st unless it can raise $50,000. Nabolom has supported progressive causes for years- bakers have distributed pastries at early morning blockades in Livermore, donated food for events ranging from Sparks Fly! to draft counselor trainings. Nabolom has given thousands of dollars worth of pastries to events from Sparks Fly! to draft counselor trainings, have hosted an ISM-NorCal reportback, and they even hang community artists' work in the space, and have free WiFi. Over the years, Nabolom has provided decent jobs with maximum worker control over conditions to dozens of activists in many political movements.

Financial mismanagement forced the bakery into debt about four years ago. When a former financial officer took over the operation, this person incurred some $40,000 in debts from penalties on back taxes. The bakery lost its major client, the Fellini’s restaurant on University Avenue. The bakery held several meetings last year to try to revive the business. In spite of staying open later and serving pizza, Nabolom has not succeeded in attracting many new customers.

A Town Hall Meeting will be held on Monday, August 1st, from 7-9 p.m. at Nabolom (at 2708 Russell, just east of College) to discuss how the community can help save the bakery. Nabolom is looking for pledges to purchase $500 or $1000 sustainer certificates, which will entitle the bearers to 10% discounts on all products, and make it possible for the bakery to survive. Nabolom is currently only accepting pledges; money will not be accepted until $50,000 in pledges has been collected by August 15. Read more | Berkeley Daily Planet Article | List of Worker-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area



Confirmed association between the CA Minutemen, SOS and Neo-Nazis

San Diego, 31.07.2005 04:43

The following photos posted to sd indymedia on 7/30/2005 clearly show neo-nazis from the National Vangaurd participating in Save Our State protests. Joe Turner, head of SOS, is currently participating in the CA Minutemen's patrol of Campo CA'a border fence. This is an obvious indicator that SOS is a racist group and that there is a clear link between the neo-nazis and the Minutemen.

For more info and photos:
 http://sandiego.indymedia.org/en/2005/07/110245.shtml



Por una Vivienda Digna

santiago, 31.07.2005 04:14

Deudores Habitacionales en pie de Lucha



Conscientuous objection in İzmir

Istanbul, 31.07.2005 03:14

Conscientuous objectors' declaration in İzmir




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