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Gasfast Cycles Through Southern Oregon

Rogue Valley, 15.08.2005 06:10

Anna Roland and Thistle, two radical singer-songwriters hailing from the mid-west, are performing in Ashland and Medford as they cycle down the west coast.



¡Que la crisis la paguen los ricos!

Puerto Rico, 15.08.2005 05:09

Propuestas de la Asamblea de Delegados de Uniones y organizaciones sociales



Schools Fashion a Variety of Policies to Answer Call of Recruiters

DC, 15.08.2005 05:09



Sacramento Supports Cindy Sheehan

San Francisco Bay Area, 15.08.2005 04:08

This weekend in Sacramento protestors gathered to support Cindy Sheehan, who's son was killed in Iraq, and has recentally camped out in front of Bush's Texas vaction home. According to a recent Washington Post article, "Sheehan's protest has created a delicate situation for the White House, which has resisted being drawn into a public battle with a woman who lost a son in Iraq." This demonstration in Sacramento is one like those all across the country, and is calling for the President to meet with Cindy, and answer her questions in relation to the Iraq war. Pictures here.



Strike for union rights at Rolls Royce

United Kingdom, 15.08.2005 02:07

Workers at the Bristol Rolls Royce plant have voted for an indefinite strike, starting on August 22nd, until their dismissed colleague, Jerry Hicks is fully reinstated. Jerry was "probably dismissed on trade union grounds", the employment tribunal found, for supposedly organising unofficial action, influencing the decision of the disciplinary panel (both to support two sacked colleagues), and standing on the way of normal working practices [more details]. The aim of the strike and campaing is nothing short of unconditional reinstatement. But the real target are the anti-union laws that allow employers to criminalise "unofficial" actions. They have been on the law books since Thatcher introduced them, but have also survived two terms of Labour government. Yet when faced with pressures from employers, as Jerry Hicks said, "we never balloted, we always walked out!" [see also Heathrow Airport strikes background].

[Bristol IMC: Updates logo background | Unions: Amicus labournet | Talk in Cambridge: text photos call | Solidarity: photos | The arms trade: RR demo CAAT report]



Alice Springs anti toxic waste dump action

Melbourne, 14.08.2005 23:08

Alice campaigns against dump



Activist Refuses to Testify, Faces Jail

San Diego, 14.08.2005 18:38

On August 2, 2005, Nicole Fink, a local animal rights activist invoked her
First Amendment right to freedom of association by refusing to testify
before a federal grand jury. She is scheduled to appear before a judge on
Wednesday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m. to hear the outcome of civil contempt
charges, and it is likely that she will be jailed that day.



TRANSPORTES

Brasil, 14.08.2005 18:08

Tarifas de ônibus no entorno do DF aumentam.MPL convoca a população



Government Creating 'Facts On The Ground' At Tara Hill Complex Despite Huge Opposition

Ireland, 14.08.2005 11:07

'Tara Day' Aimed At Protecting 38 Sites Planned For O'Connell Monster Meeting Anniversary . Despite widespread opposition from hundreds of academics worldwide, from the Director of The Irish National Museum and from those activists bringing upcoming legal challenges (which have experienced delays) to the routing of a new tolled motorway through the Tara-Skryne complex, the Irish Government is creating facts on the ground by pushing ahead with hasty and crude excavations of the many sites of archeological interest on the proposed route. The Tara-Skryne Valley Group, the main activist group opposing the planned motorway have called on the government to halt their pre-emptive work and to stop wasting Irish taxpayers money on wanton destruction of  a whole area which they believe should be protected as a National monument. Meanwhile the mainstream media here looks away and has largely failed to let the people of the country, who according to a recent poll are absolutely against this motorway, know that digging at the Tara  complex has already begun. Campaigning against government sanctioned heritage destruction at the Tara complex will continue on Monday 15th August when concerned citizens are being invited to express their opposition to the proposed twice-tolled Motorway through the Gabhra (TaraSkryne) Valley. Information will be available at the event on the 38 sites along the proposed route, including those presently being excavated and others that may be investigated in the future. Some Activists who are involved in the campaign link the issue to peak oil, the countdown to $100 per barrel oil, and criticise the insanity of massive private investment in tolled motorways at the expense of public transport which is severely underfunded at the present time. Others adopt a more pragmatic approach and ask straightforwardly why a 3 1/2 km shorter and uncontentious alternative route (see orange line on this map) was not chosen. This question remains unanswered in any coherent way and has led to the increased voicing of suspicions that vested interests have driven the route selection for commercial gain. Some activists also believe firmly that corrupt officials and property speculation are behind this almost unbelievable slicing up of one of the most ancient and key symbols of the Irish nation. Full Indymedia Ireland Archive On This Issue Map 1: Note Huge Bevy In Current Route Between Dunshaughlin And Navan Map 2: Note More Direct And Cheaper To Build Alternative Route In Orange Essay: The White Mare Of Tara Crazy Cut MP3: Tara Tune From Coscan RELATED STORIES Washington Post Article On This Issue | Possible Halliburton Involvement VARIOUS VIEWS OF WHAT IS HAPPENINGTwo Views Of How Proposed Moorway/Interchange will Impact Tara Skryne Complex Motorway to run between St Patrick on the Hill of Tara and the the Church on the Hill of Skryne Known Sites Of Archeological Significance In Path Of Planned Motorway Work Now In Progress http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/taraylayoutbest.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/st_patrick_to_skryne_church2.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jun2004/tara_m3_route_400.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/aug2005/hilloftaraair3.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/digging_in_the_shadow_of_tara_small_1.jpg



Vegetarianismo – Por uma vida sem crueldade

Portugal, 14.08.2005 10:37

Vegetarianismo – Por uma vida sem crueldade



Sexism in the Stalls?

Santa Cruz, CA, 14.08.2005 09:09

Overall, the Seabright Brewery seems like a fun, locally-owned brew pub that makes some decent beers on site. The employees and locals seem to like it and it's conveniently located in Santa Cruz near the beach. However, a peek into the women's restroom shows outmoded imagery that makes light of the victimization of women. What's behind the Women's Room door?



Become the Media

Melbourne, 14.08.2005 03:39

Next Melbourne Indymedia Meeting



Visit the Brown Berets Website

Santa Cruz, CA, 14.08.2005 03:08

Visit our Website to stay informed about our local actions and issues affecting our community. The Brown Beret Website is up and running.

BROWN BERET LIBERATION SCHOOL
"Each One Teach One"
Every Thursday at 4pm

The Brown Berets meet every Thursday at 7pm in Watsonville. We are Located at 406 Main Street (Suite 408b). Membership is open to anyone dedicated to battle social injustice. call (831) 722-1775

12th ANNUAL PEACE AND UNITY MARCH
October 16, 2005 11am-4pm
March starts Noon at downtown Watsonville Plaza. Rally at 2pm
IN MEMORY OF ALL VICTIMS OF GANG VIOLENCE
PEACE IN THE HOOD NOW!!



Cindy Sheehan Solidarity Vigil

Santa Cruz, CA, 14.08.2005 03:08

8.12.05 - Weekly Vigil Stands with Cindy Sheehan

this friday the ongoing peace vigil stood in solidarity with cindy sheehan, the bone in the craw of the criminal from crawford, g. weasel bush.

one woman has finally captured the franchise on truth, and is forcing the president toward accountability.

see also: Gold Star Families for Peace || Portlanders Rally Downtown in Support of Cindy Sheehan



Activists Organize Against &quot;Justice Sunday&quot;

Tennessee, 14.08.2005 00:09

Organizers say "Injustice for Some" Should be Theme for Right-Wing Mega Hatefest Nashville, TN: Right wing hate mongers Phyllis Schlafly, Tom Delay, Zell Miller, Tony Perkins, James Dobson are scheduled to descend on Nashville Sunday for a mega-hate fest rally at the Two Rivers Baptist Church in Nashville. The event is being organized as a blatant attempt to use fundamentalist, right wing churches in order to influence public opinion to take away a woman's right to choose and to deny gays and lesbians the right to marry. In response to the Constitutional threat to civil liberties and fundamental human rights being posed by the current right-wing zealots who control the House, Senate and Executive Branches and their embodiment in Delay and Dobson, local organizers with the National Organization of Women and Americans United for Separation for Church and State and the Human Rights Campaign Fund have organized counter-events designed to oppose the message of fascism being posed by these right wing zealots.



Queer Rights.

Perth, 13.08.2005 19:38

NDA Protest for Queer Marriage rights.



Anti-Immigration Forum Protested – Riot Police Add Tension

San Diego, 13.08.2005 17:38

On Thursday, August 11, 2003 protesters and anti-immigrant activists turned out to a forum. The big names (James Gilchrist and Rep. Tom Tancredo) and potential conflict brought out media and the riot police. Although no outright mayhem ensued there is a lot that can be learned from this event.

This summer has seen increasingly bold shows at anti-immigrant demonstrations. The violence against immigrants has increased with gun carrying minutemen patrolling the border. Now the leaders of this anti-immigrant movement are bringing their message of hate into our communities to breed fear and distrust among naive conservatives.

If you think that this is just your everyday "freedom of speech" issue look at the police presence - 150 cops in riot gear!? When has anything in Carlsbad ever had riot police?

Photos - Seeds of Hatred- photos from Carlsbad

Articles - Opposition Grows, Police Defend Racist Forum, RACIST HATE SPEECH in Carlsbad, Minutemen Sick Cops on Residents in Carlsbad

Commentary - How to talk to a Minuteperson



Voices with Vision: Grassroots Radio Conference, Foster Career Care

DC, 13.08.2005 15:08

A special Voices With Vision edition on the 10th Annual Grassroots Radio Conference, and Prometheus' Eighth Radio Barnraising which took place August 4th-7th, 2005 in Northampton, Massachusetts~ and Family Cap and the Foster Care Children, from the Welfare Radio Collective.. Audio



New Squatting Project in Nottingham

United Kingdom, 13.08.2005 13:07

A building empty for many years has been occupied. The neighbours constantly fed up with the council inaction, a mess in the garden, drug abusers round the back of the property, windows smashed. Not something you would like to live next door to. Thus, the group has much community support, and now they're secure in their new home, there is much tidying up to do and this has already begun.



Police

Sydney, 13.08.2005 11:38

Cop Watch



los espacios de todxs

Argentina, 13.08.2005 07:07

viernes 12 de agosto | MAÑANA: ACTIVIDADES DE ÑANDE RETA Y EL GRUPO BRISTOL
Los espacios de todxs (y las resistencias también)



Embalagens tetra pak devem ser separadas do papel/cartão

Portugal, 13.08.2005 07:07

Embalagens tetra pak devem ser separadas do papel/cartão



Over Two Million Imprisoned -- Too Many!

DC, 13.08.2005 06:09

"During my career as a Correctional Officer, I would often ask myself the question: Why is the largest percentage of inmates black, when blacks in the United States are only 13% of the population? Why is prison so black when 80% of people in this country are white? "Today, I am that advocate who is standing up and speaking out on behalf of thousands of prisoners who have been affected by mandatory guideline sentencing. I hope you will join our growing network of others working to end drug war injustice," said Garry L. Jones, one of many prisoner advocates arriving in DC to demonstrate for criminal justice reform. Demonstration August 13, 2005, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Lafayette Park, Washington, DC www.journeyforjustice.org



Los espacios de todxs

Argentina, 13.08.2005 05:37

sábado 13 de agosto | HOY: ACTIVIDADES DE ÑANDE RETA Y EL GRUPO BRISTOL
Los espacios de todxs (y las resistencias también)



Amenazas de despidos en el Htal Garraham

Argentina, 13.08.2005 03:37

Viernes 12 de agosto 2005 | AMENAZAN CON DESPEDIR A LOS TRABAJADORES EN HUELGA
Garraham: en lucha por el salario y una salud digna



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Argentina, 13.08.2005 03:37

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ism 2005

QC, 13.08.2005 01:38

The World Probes GMA: International inquiry on political killings kicks off



Portlanders Rally Downtown in Support of Cindy Sheehan

Portland, 13.08.2005 01:38

For the past several days Portlanders have been holding rallies from 12 noon to 1pm in front of the federal building in downtown Portland. Groups and organizations taking part include Veterans for Peace, Military Families Speak Out, Code Pink, and, of course, Gold Star Families for Peace which was founded by Cindy Sheehan. At around 1pm, when these photos were taken I counted over 40 people taking part in the rally. Spirits were high and support from passers-by whether traveling by car, bike, or foot seemed to be enthusiastically positive. I witnessed several people stopping to talk and engage with those with signs and flags and talk about Cindy and the events unfolding in Crawford as well as more general talk about the occupation, peace, and the US government. read more | add comment
related: Support Cindy Sheehan/Out of Iraq Now! Rally continues | Organizing Buses to Crawford | Support Cindy Sheehan! Rallies at noon at Federal Bldg | Cindy Sheehan to Be Arrested Thursday | Dear Friends and Supporters | Who is Cindy Sheehan? | Cindy Sheehan on MSNBC indicts Bush

ongoing coverage: North Texas IMC | Houston IMC |



Morristown, TN Rally for Tolerance Over Hate

Tennessee, 13.08.2005 00:09

Community Calls for Human Rights, Dignity For All (Morristown, TN) In an effort to turn back the rising flames of anti-immigrant sentiment that have threatened to engulf the eastern region of the state, community leaders will come together on the Hamblen County Courthouse steps at 1:00 pm on August 13, 2005, to call for tolerance and human rights for local immigrants recently targeted by local anti-immigrant hate groups such as the Tennessee Minutemen and the Ku Klux Klan. Alarmed by recent hate crimes, such as the July indictment of an East Tennessee ex-Klan member who was caught in a plan to plant pipe bombs under buses transporting Hispanic migrant workers, Alianza del Pueblo, a local Hispanic advocacy center, is leading a community effort to demonstrate support for tolerance and diversity over hatred and division. The rally will feature speakers from the immigrant, African American and Native American communities, as well as from the broader Morristown community.



James Connolly's Grandson In Fresh Call To Save 16 Moore Street

Ireland, 12.08.2005 22:37

. Today (Weds 10th August) James Connolly's grandson made a renewed call for the house with 1916 associations to be saved from developers. During the Easter Rising, the house at 16 Moore Street was the location where Padraig Pearse, a wounded James Connolly and other leaders of the Rising spent their last two days of freedom. They had fought their way out of a blazing GPO, ran into a house in Moore Street and tried to smash their way through the walls of the terrace and escape. Dublin City Council has already said the demolition of a house where the leaders of the 1916 Rising surrendered is crucial for the rejuvenation of the city centre. Earlier last year, the National Graves Association, An Taisce and Dublin's Lord Mayor have all called for the house, number 16 Moore Street, to be fully preserved but pressure is mounting. As well as the grandson of James Connolly, leading conservationists and local representatives are calling for a Millennium Mall on the site to be amended and the building saved. It is now 88 years ago since the Easter rebellion, lead by one of Irelands most renowned revolutionary Marxist scholars reached number 16 Moore Street but could go no further. In a twist to today’s call Dublin City Council has reportedly stood by their earlier position that while 1916 should be appropriately recognised, the building must go. It plans to demolish the house as part of a rejuvenation project which would allow Moore Street be connected to O'Connell Street. Now the fate of 16 Moore Street is not sealed just yet, as the Council still has not secured control of the site and further planning permission is required, but time is running out, fast. Sunday August 14th Public Meeting On Future Of 16 Moore Street Related Indymedia Ireland Material Moore Street Archive Previous James Connolly Related Feature http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/aug2005/moorest.jpg



Hyde Park Unity Day

United Kingdom, 12.08.2005 20:07

This Saturday, 20th August, sees the 10th Annual Hyde Park Unity Day. It has grown and grown. This year promisies to be as exciting with music, stalls, sports and more. It will finish at 9pm this year. Come down, bring your friends, chill out and soak up the atmosphere of one of Leeds' friendliest neighbourhoods.



Breaking News - David &amp; Danae locked up again

San Diego, 12.08.2005 19:38

Judge Irma Gonzalez refused a request this morning in Federal Court to grant bail for David Agranoff and Danae Kelley. The two were once again taken into custody. Both were angry, but in good spirits, knowing that they are doing right by all oppressed people.



Raging Grannies Organize &quot;Huge&quot; Street Theater Event for Union Square

San Francisco Bay Area, 12.08.2005 17:37

"The biggest political street theater ever west of the Mississippi" is scheduled to take place in Union Square at 2:30pm on Saturday August 13th. Raging Grannies from throughout California and the US will be joined by the recently released Tuscon Raging Grannies, the Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane, and others for street theater to say "No More Torture!" There will be a sing along, free home-made cookies, and more. This street theater event is being held in solidarity with Amnesty International's campaign against torture. Street theater info

Read more on Indybay's Anti-War News Page



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Argentina, 12.08.2005 17:07



KPFA Workers File Complaints About Working Conditions

San Francisco Bay Area, 12.08.2005 16:37

08/11/2005: Eight women workers at KPFA announced that they are filing complaints with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against the station's General Manager, Roy Campanella II, charging gender descrimination and sexual harassment. Additionally, the employees' union is filing with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on behalf of seven male and female staff members, alleging violations of labor law and the union contract. Over 75 KPFA workers have signed a statement that they have no confidence in Campanella's ability to manage the station. Full story | Announcement



Radio show hosts needed

Richmond, 12.08.2005 16:07

RVA-IMC seeks help producing/reading/facilitating our weekly radio show for WRIR 97.3 LPFM, every Tuesday at 12:30pm. No experience necessary, other than a love for justice and a dedication to sharing information across diverse communities as accurately as possible. This may be just the opportunity you've been looking for to get involved in this independent media project.



Students protest to defend unions

Melbourne, 12.08.2005 15:08

Anti-VSU protestors take to the streets



Genfelder über Nacht weitgehend zerstört

Germany, 12.08.2005 14:37

Am 31. Juli fanden die Proteste gegen den Anbau genmanipulierter Pflanzen ihren bisherigen Höhepunkt (vgl Berichterstattung auf indymedia.) In Brandenburg gab es ein Aktionscamp und den Versuch einer öffentlich angekündigten "Aktion Zivilen Ungehorsams": Ein Gen-Mais-Acker sollte "freiwillig selbst befreit" werden. Selbst ein von massiven Übergriffen überschatteter Polizeieinsatz (mehr als 80 Gewahrsamnahmen, Hundebiß, Gefangennahme eines Journalisten) konnte die teilweise Zerstörung des Ackers nicht verhindern.

Angesichts von Polizeigewalt und Repression haben einige der Gen-GegnerInnen jetzt offensichtlich ihre Strategie geändert. Das legt jedenfalls die Form der Aktion "Bio für alle statt Gendreck-Profite für Wenige" nahe, wie sie in der Nacht von Mittwoch auf Donnerstag stattfand. Ein 7,5 Hektar großes Feld im Oderbruch mit genmanipuliertem Mais des Monsanto-Konzerns wurde weitgehend zerstört. Schon in der darauffolgenden Nacht nahmen sich AktivistInnen ein weiteres Genmaisfeld vor.



Warga Pondok Melati berjuang hentikan penggusuran

Jakarta, 12.08.2005 11:37

mentok, Akhirnya demo ke Komnas Ham Puluhan warga yang merupakan perwakilan dari 27 KK, Warga Empang Kupon, Rt. 09 Rw 16 kelurahan jatirahayu, Bekasi menolak penggusuran yang direncanakan Pemerintah Daerah bekasi. ...



UE aprova importação de milho GM apesar da oposição de estados membros

Portugal, 12.08.2005 10:37

UE aprova importação de milho GM apesar da oposição de estados membros



Maquiladora Workers Protest in Sorrento Valley

San Diego, 12.08.2005 09:38

San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network invites you to:

TIJUANA MAQUILADORA WORKERS PROTEST
IN SORRENTO VALLEY, SAN DIEGO

A group of eleven Tijuana workers have filed suit against Cardinal Health (before Alaris Medical Systems), through the labor courts of Mexico (Junta de Conciliación y Arbitraje) since August 2004. One year later, the case is still pending. Asking for a solution to the conflict, the workers and a group of supporters will protest in the Cardinal Health offices at Sorrento Valley, San Diego. This is the second time the workers protest in San Diego; they came to Cardinal Health offices on April 7, 2005.

When: Friday, August 12th, 12-1 pm

Where: San Diego Cardinal Health office: 10221 Wateridge Cir., on the corner of Wateridge and Lusk, in Sorrento Valley

Sponsors: Tijuana Maquiladora Workers Network, Tijuana Workers’ Information Center (Cittac), San Diego Maquiladora Workers Solidarity Network, Binational Feminist Collective
More information

Tijuana: Centro de Información para Trabajadoras y Trabajadores (Cittac)
(664) 622-4269
 cittac@telnor.net

San Diego: San Diego Maquiladora Workers Solidarity Network
(619) 216-0095
 maquilatijuanasandiego@earthlink.net



Two Starbucks opening in SD

San Diego, 12.08.2005 09:08

There are two new starbucks opening in San Diego in regions where there are only independent coffee shops. One in golden hill and one across the street from Clare de Lune's. Does anyone care? Where's the community opposition?

One local independent coffee shop owner told me, about the North Park Starbuck's, "I don't fault Starbucks, I fault city planning for letting it happen. I fault the building owner". He pointed out to me that the building owner was approached by a number of local business owners, but he instead went with Starbuck's so that he could dramatically overcharge them for rent. Starbucks is being charged $4/sq ft., which is double what anyone else would be paying.

The local coffee shop owner went on to say "it's just part of Starbuck's marketing strategy to let someone else do the demographics and then move in... It's lame," referring to the placement of Starbuck's directly across the street from Clare De Lune's. He also said, in reference to the Golden Hill location that Starbucks also preys on poor communities by "selling affluence".

This is a common tactic of starbucks, to move in across the street from a large, well liked, independent coffee shop and take over. It is traditional starbucks predatory practice.

Are we all just going to watch this happen to North Park and Golden Hill without a fight?

Check out this flyer, from earth day, with more info on why Starbucks must be stopped.

For more info: Fuck Off Campaign
Fair Trade Campaign



&quot;They Can Not Purge&quot;

Ireland, 12.08.2005 07:37

'This is about justice, about true democracy' Áine Ní Sheighin, daughter of one the five men (known as the Rossport Five) jailed by the Irish State for refusing to allow Shell to put an unprecedented high-pressure pipeline across their lands speaks out on the continuing wave of national protests in Ireland. Rolling Protests In Galway As Prep For Big One | Shell And Dempsey Window Dressing | Broughan and Tuffy Visit Men On 44th Day | No Answers From ILLCommunication, Marine and Natural Resources Comment from Áine Ní Sheighin Friday, Aug 12 2005, 12:27am on this story: Micheál Ó Seighin is my father, so there is no doubt about where I am from. These men did not go to jail so that people could "get the jist" of what was happening to Erris, and more specifically, to Rossport. These men went to jail, at the behest of Shell, because they could not give their word not to protect their lives, communities and way of life by obstructing Shell at any stage, in any way in the future. These men still can not give that commitment. They have no problem in apologising to the court IF the injunction is lifted. If Shell are at all honourable then they have no need to have this injunction. Have they not given a commitment to halt proceedings on the offshore pipe for a year and on the Rossport pipe until the safety review? Then an injunction preventing anyone from obstructing them - in doing works they had NO RIGHT to do - is useless. But Shell have never shown themselves to be honourable. If you doubt me, you should look up what happened to Ken Sara Wiwa and his 8 comrades who were murdered by their corrupt government for protesting peacefully against Shells abuse of his people - the Ogoni Tribe. The only difference here is that it is 5 people incarcerated and even here executions would not be accepted. I don't know of anyone who would go to jail for an indefinite period just for a P.R. stunt. This is about justice, about true democracy. I am very proud of my father and the other 4 men now over 6 weeks in prison. I am very proud of their wives who are keeping things going at home while regularly making the VERY long round trip to see their husbands, behind perspex glass and speak to them through a grid on the bench. And while I know they are being very well treated, they are still in jail. It is horrible. But while this unlawful injunction stands, these men can not purge their contempt. Details: Upcoming Rossport Solidarity Camp Recent Blockades: Cork | Dublin | Belfast | Cork | D4 | Galway | Booterstown Indymedia: Mayo http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/1dsc_0074.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/1dsc_0074.jpg



KPFA Workers File Complaints About Working Conditions

San Francisco Bay Area, 12.08.2005 07:37

August 11th, 2005: Eight women workers at KPFA women announced today that they are filing complaints with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against the station's General Manager, Roy Campanella II. They have also stated that there have been a persistent pattern of discrimination based on gender, and that the station is now a hostile workplace for women. Those who turned down his sexual advances have been retaliated against through public belittlement, threats to cut funding, criticism of their work to their supervisors, slander, and threats of termination. Sexual harassment is illegal under state and federal law.

Over 75 KPFA workers have signed a statement that they have no confidence in Campanella's ability to manage the station. Additionally, the employees' union is filing with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on behalf of seven male and female staff members for Campanella's violation of labor law and the contract between KPFA management and Communications Workers of America Local 9415. Fourteen weeks ago, on May 5th, Campanella threatened Weyland Southon, Executive Producer of Hard Knock Radio, with violence, and followed him out to the sidewalk to fight. The union demanded at the time that KPFA and its parent organization, Pacifica, provide the staff at the station with a safe work environment. Despite this, both Pacifica and KPFA's Local Station Board have failed to take action, and have dragged out deliberations about the General Manager's misdeeds over the past three and a half months. Read more

6/26 Open Letter from Hard Knock Radio Staff | KPFA Workers Website | Kiilu Nyasha's Open Letter to KPFA | In June of this year, Noelle Hanrahan Filed a Sex Discrimination Suit Against KPFA | Solange Echeverría was Forced Off Flashpoints the day after KPFA was served with Hanrahan's suit | Many KPFA listeners are concerned about Pacifica's monetary problems



Our Oklahoma Heritage of Peace

Oklahoma, 12.08.2005 04:37

As part of its Culture of Peace campaign, UNESCO has designed a project called, “Peace in Our Hands Through Local Heritage.” The project encourages local communities to use local cultural heritage as a tool for promoting the Culture of Peace. I’ve been thinking about how we might support this project in Oklahoma. How can we use elements of our state’s cultural heritage to illustrate how we have overcome conflicts and divisions through non-violence and peaceful change? (Contributions and feedback on this project are requested. Go to the OK-Global message board at http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/mb/okglobal )



4th Annual Green Party of Oklahoma State Convention

Oklahoma, 12.08.2005 04:37

June 24-26 at Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur The 4th Annual Oklahoma Green Party state convention will be held in one of Oklahoma's most beautiful places, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, Oklahoma, on the weekend of June 24-26. The business of the convention will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, June 25th (from 1-5 p.m.), so the rest of the weekend will be free for enjoying the deliciously cold spring waters of the park, hiking in the shady woods, and just enjoying some time together camping. The 4th Annual Oklahoma Green Party state convention will be held in one of Oklahoma's most beautiful places, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, Oklahoma, on the weekend of June 24-26. The business of the convention will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, June 25th (from 1-5 p.m.), so the rest of the weekend will be free for enjoying the deliciously cold spring waters of the park, hiking in the shady woods, and just enjoying some time together camping.Here are the details: REGISTRATION: You don't have to register in advance. COST: Convention registration is free but donations are certainly welcomed. We suggest $1-5 for those only coming for Saturday afternoon and $5-10 for those who are camping. HOW TO GET THERE: From Oklahoma City go south on I-35. At exit 55 go east on state highway 7 through the towns of Davis (3 miles) and Sulphur (10 miles) until you get to the intersection of State HW 177. Drive south on HW 177 into the park. Follow the signs for the Central Group Camping Area and proceed to campsite #73. (Please note that parking is limited at the campsite to 5 cars. If you are not camping, you are encouraged to park elsewhere in the park at walk to the campground. Be sure to check with your local chapter too as there may be some carpooling going on which will be good for parking and the environment.) AGENDA: The agenda for the convention's business meeting (1-5 p.m. on Saturday) will be decided by those in attendance but some items that we anticipate discusssing include... * Discussion on of how we can build up our state and local GP chapters * Discussion on how we can live out Green values in our everday lives, both together and as individuals * Consideration of amendments to our bylaws & platform * The election of our representatives to the GPUS national committee & national meeting in Tulsa FOR THOSE NOT CAMPING: You are encouraged to bring a lawnchair, blanket or something else to sit on. You also may want to bring snacks or a lunch to eat at the meeting. FOR THOSE CAMPING: We have reserved campsite #73 at the Central Group Camp Area. You can setup camp any time after 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24th and you have to be packed up by Sunday at 12 p.m. The campground can accomodate up to 40 campers. (If in the unlikely event that we have more than 40 camping, we can see if there are other campsites nearby that can be reserved). The campground will have picnic tables, a water faucet and a nearby toilet & showers but otherwise you'll need to bring whatever else you need --- food, lawnchair, tent, etc. (we will have at least one camp stove that folks can use if they need it though) The GPOK will not be serving a meal though, so bring your own food or make arrangements with other folks who are attending to share in preparing meals. For those who don't want to camp but would like to stay nearby there are cabins and B&B's available just a few miles away in Sulphur (more info at http://www.sulphurokla.com/) ABOUT THE PARK: The park is a goregous place and is full of history. American Indians were known to enjoy the area since prehistoric times. Later the Chickasaws deeded the park in 1902 to the federal government in a means to stop encroaching tourist development in the area from destroying the precious mineral springs. In 1906, the land became Platt National Park (the smallest national park in the country until 1976 when it became the CNRA). In the 1930's the park was significantly enhanced through the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Today, the park has both mineral springs and cold springs for swimming, lots of shady hiking trails, and classic examples of CCC architecture and craftsmanship. For more info on the park go to: http://www.nps.gov/chic http://chickasaw.homestead.com/



Great last minute turnout for IMPEACH BUSH Rally!!

Oklahoma, 12.08.2005 04:37

Let's do it again! Our spontaneous rally was a great start!... 30 people gathered on a moment's notice near the state capitol in response to the Downing Street. Memo revelation and Rep John Conyers' hearing w/ 33 members of congress on Thursday afternoon ... But, it's just the beginning ... Our spontaneous rally was a great start!... 30 people gathered on a (practically) moment's notice near the state capitol in response to the Downing Street. Memo revelation and Rep John Conyers' hearing w/ 33 members of Congress on Thursday afternoon ... But, it's just the beginning ..Come to the June rally planning meeting of The Oklahoma City Impeach Bush Meetup Group @ the Backdoor Coffee House 3214 N.Classen OKC, OK. Monday, June 27th @ 7PM http://impeachbush.meetup.com/192/There will be a monster March on Washington, Sept. 24th, calling for the IMPEACHMENT of KING GEORGE !!! We've got alot of work to do!! for more info call: Terri @ 405-528-9999 or 405-760-8666 http://okimc.org/attachments/jun2005/061605_1740resize2.jpg http://okimc.org/attachments/jun2005/061605_1727resize2.jpg



Inhofe and Coburn's voting record this year - HORRID

Oklahoma, 12.08.2005 04:37

This is a list of the votes cast by them since 1/06/05 on selected issues. Is this the kind of votes you want ? It's despicable! Their complete voting record is available from: the Senate roll call record ISSUE COBURN INHOFE RESULT Amdt. 16 to S256 - To protect servicemembers and veterans from lenders charging usurious interest rates No No Rejected Amdt. 28 to S256 - To exempt debtors whose financial problems were caused by serious medical problems from means testing No No Rejected Amdt. 29 to S256 - To provide protection for medical debt homeowners No No Rejected Amdt. 32 to S256 - To preserve existing bankruptcy protections for individuals experiencing economic distress as caregivers to ill or disabled family members No No Rejected Amdt. 37 to S256 - To preserve existing bankruptcy protections for individuals experiencing economic distress as caregivers to ill or disabled family members No No Rejected Amdt. 38 to S256 - To discourage predatory lending practices No No Rejected Amdt. 44 to S256 - To provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage No No Rejected Amdt. 67 to S256 - To modify the bill to protect families, and for other purposes No No Rejected Amdt. 143 to Res18 - To restore funding for education programs that are cut and reduce debt by closing corporate tax loopholes No No Rejected Amdt. 144 to Res18 - To ensure that 75-year solvency has been restored to Social Security No No Rejected Amdt. 149 to Res18 - To increase veterans medical care by $2.8 billion in 2006 No No Rejected Amdt. 144 to Res18 - To ensure that 75-year solvency has been restored to Social Security No No Rejected Amdt. 149 to Res18 - To increase veterans medical care by $2.8 billion in 2006 No No Rejected Amdt. 214 to Res18 - ....to achieve the best possible prices for such drugs No No Rejected Amdt. 210 to Res18 - To repeal the tax subsidy for certain domestic companies which move manufacturing operations and American jobs offshore No No Rejected Amdt. 334 to Res1268 - To increase the military death gratuity to $100,000 No Yes Rejected Amdt. 784 to HR6 - To improve the energy security of the United States and reduce United States dependence on foreign oil imports by 40 percent by 2025 No No Rejected PN326 - John Bolton nomination Yes Yes Rejected Amdt. 826 to HR6 - To provide for a program to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States No No Rejected



In new state-based Bush approval survey, Oklahoma shows greatest change

Oklahoma, 12.08.2005 04:37

OK ranks 13th in support for president, but down 7% from year ago The SurveyUSA poll was released on 6/28/05 and polled 600 adults between 6/10 and 6/12. According to the results, approval for President Bush dropped 7% and disapproval rose 8%, a rate of change almost double that of the next most changed state ratings. The SurveyUSA poll was released on 6/28/05 and polled 600 adults between 6/10 and 6/12. According to the results, approval for President Bush dropped 7% and disapproval rose 8%, a rate of change almost double that of the next most changed state ratings.  



Protest of anti-women, anti-gay hate speech on 94.7 FM The Buzz

Oklahoma, 12.08.2005 04:37

I got this announcement from my friend Susan Lee of a protest planned of 94.7 FM (The Buzz in OKC), for its broadcasting of anti-women and anti-gay hate speech. (the theme for a recent broadcast of the "Mo Radio Show" was - would listeners rather beat a woman or wake up one morning after having gay sex?) Here's the whole story . . . I got this announcement from my friend Susan Lee of a protest planned of 94.7 FM (The Buzz in OKC), for its broadcasting of anti-women and anti-gay hate speech. (the theme for a recent broadcast of the "Mo Radio Show" was - would listeners rather beat a woman or wake up one morning after having gay sex?) Here's the whole story . . . Dear Friends, OKC radio station 94.7 FM “The Buzz” has a new show, the "Mo Radio Show" 6-10am weekdays, deejayed by Bryan “Mo” Modzelewski. On June 29, 2005, Mo asked his listeners to call in and answer whether they would rather beat a woman or wake up one morning after having gay sex – callers’ responses matched the "taste" of the question. For example, one caller stated that he would “rather beat a woman than be the woman.” Another had an eloquent answer: “Well, I choose beat a woman because I can think of reasons to beat a woman, and I couldn’t think of a reason to have gay sex.” For more information, listen to Mo’s demo at http://www.illmakeyounumber1.com/ This is but one example of the extremely hateful comments Mo has made against women and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual community on his weekday morning show. If this inflames your righteous indignation, come demand a change at noon on July 8, 2005 on the grass on the north side of 50 Penn Place. We are asking for a sincere on-air apology from “The Buzz” every hour on the hour for at least 24 hours, as well as a verbal commitment not to make such statements in the future. The station must show their support of the programs in our community that fight the violence that Mo has promoted, by donating at least $1,000 to the Oklahoma City YWCA to help them fight against domestic abuse and sexual assault. Spread the word. Peace and blessings, Susan Lee




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