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Vet vs Vet

DC, 29.08.2005 03:08

"tell those VFW assholes that I’ll never speak to them again is they can’t keep their members under control." - Pres. Bush (AP Photo) Bill Moyer, 73, wears a “B.S. Protector” flap while President Bush addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars at their 106th convention in Salt Lake City. Moyer served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. American Legion Declares War on Peace Movement The organization the American Legion has voted at its national convention to target peace activists and the antiwar movement. The group boasts nearly 3 million members. The group's national commander called for an end to all "public protests" and what he called "media events" against the war, even though they are protected by the Bill of Rights.



FBI USED the PATRIOT ACT for LIBRARY RECORDS

DC, 29.08.2005 03:08

LEDE: The American Civil Liberties Union has just disclosed that they can finally document that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did use the PATRIOT Act to demand library patron records and Internet transactions. This contradicts the FBI's many claims to having never used the Patriot Act in requesting library records, during heated Congressional hearings. Ryme Katkhouda of the DC Radio Coop reports. Audio | ACLU



Preso Político

Colombia, 29.08.2005 02:39

¡Libertad para Hernando Hernández Tapasco!



Tensions Between The US And Venezuela

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.08.2005 01:37

8/28/2005: Clashes have broken out in the streets of Caracas between supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chávez. Tensions have been building between the US and Venezuela since Chávezrescinded the rights of US DEA to operate in Venezuela on August 12th, claiming that they were involved in spying and themselves engaged in drug trafficing. On August 23rd, Christian Coalition leader Pat Robertson used his nationally syndicated show the 700 Club to call for Chavez's assasination. Chavez responded to the threat by temporarily suspending permits for foreign missionaries and offering to provide the poor in the US with cheaper gasoline. While a US aircraft carrier is stationed off the coast, any US attempt to overthrow Chavez may have been undermined by the widespread condemnation of Robertson's statement.
Democracy Now | U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Campaign | revolutionaries and a country on the edge

While constantly referred to in the US media as a dictator, Hugo Chávez was elected President of Venezuela in 1998 with the largest percentage of the vote received by any Venezuelan leader in decades. After taking office, Chávez embarked on a series of sweeping changes to the Venezuelan government, using referendums to restructure the government and pass a new Constitution.

On April 9, 2002, Venezuela's largest union federation, the Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV) backed by the US based AFL-CIO, called for a two-day general strike. This may have been in response to Chávez's having forced the unions to hold new elections of the leadership amid fraud allegations. The Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Commerce joined the strike and called on all of its affiliated businesses to close for 48 hours. On Thursday, April 11, an estimated half million people marched to the headquarters of Venezuela's oil company, PDVSA, in defense of its fired management. After violence erupted at the demonstration and 17 people were killed, Commander-in-chief Lucas Rincón Romero announced in a national broadcast that Chávez had resigned. The President of the Chambers of Commerce, Pedro Carmona Estanga, appointed himself President, dissolved the National Assembly, declared void the 1999 Constitution, and fired the entire Supreme Court. Carmona's installation as President generated a widespread uprising in support of Chávez that was suppressed by the Metropolitan Police. The Presidential Guard – which according to some sources had been strengthened by Chávez in advance after being warned of the rebellion – retook the palace and the rebellion collapsed. During the brief coup, the US was one of the only countries to recognize the new leadership and Chavez has accused the US (and specifically Elliott Abrams and Otto Reich) of being the real force behind his overthrow.

Just months after returning to power, the Chávez government was faced with a strike aimed at forcing the president from office by cutting off the state from all-important oil revenue. In August 2003, opposition leaders began a process to recall Chávez, a procedure first introduced in Venezuela in Chavez's own 1999 constitution. The recall vote was held on August 15, 2004 with a record numbers of voters turning out. 59.25% of the vote was against the recall. Election observers Jimmy Carter of the Carter Center and Organization of American States Secretary General César Gaviria endorsed the results of Venezuela's recall referendum.

Since the referendum Chavez has clashed with the US over his close relations with Cuba and Iran. In July, Chavez and other left-leaning South American leaders launched the Telesur TV network intended to help counteract US propaganda.

Venezuela from Below | Urban Agriculture | Love at first sight with the Venezuelan revolution | Caracas hears the case for Marxism |

Past Indybay Coverage Of Venezuela And Hugo Chavez:
Hands Off Venezuela Meeting in San Francisco | Chavez Speaks at the World Social Forum | Prosecutor in Chávez Coup Inquiry Is Assassinated | Chavez Wins Venezuelan Referendum | AP Leaves Democracy in the Balance as Chavez Averts Coup | Narco News on the Venezuelan Coup, the Media and How to Stop Both of Them | Popular uprising reverses Venezuelan coup



Activists return to Oakland Recruiting Station

Pittsburgh, 29.08.2005 01:09

Activists return to Oakland Recruiting Station



Almanya: Yomango

Istanbul, 29.08.2005 01:09

Alman polisi "Yomango" kelimesi için eylemcilerin evini bastı



Hope and History Collide in Bolivia

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.08.2005 21:37

This past May and June, a convergence of diverse sectors of Bolivian society overwhelmed the city of La Paz and the capitalist world, sparking dread among oil magnates and global investors and hope among the anti-corporate globalization movement. The masses managed to oust an ineffectual President, reject a proposed presidential replacement and get closer to realizing their goals of becoming owners of their natural resources and political processes. However, the verdict is still out on whether these advances will result in civil war, an innovative experiment in participatory democracy or a political façade that only temporarily quells the growing discontent of Bolivia's poor majority. Read More



Apocalypse Soon

Boston, 28.08.2005 20:07

Two big stories a couple of weeks ago demonstrate great threats approaching Massachusetts and the planet that will challenge progressives' ability to build a successful social movement while keeping our civilization intact. Humanity ignores these warning signs at our collective peril.



The Vertical Range War: Part Two, Up and Downs On the Yellow Brick Road

Portland, 28.08.2005 19:38

The Horn has been a place where, by some twisted magic of the Gods, the paths all seem to go straight uphill. Here, help has been far removed from just around the corner, and sometimes the only people with transportation are the people on the other side. Here, every act of resistance must be constructed out of materials on site, and the willing hands of the campers are often the only tools they have to hold back an enemy waiting to overpower them with bulldozers and hoists. Here in the heat of summer many of the campsites have been over a mile from water, and a site that lasts beyond a few days is a rarity. Here physical exhaustion is the norm. I've sat around campfires in the evening here at the Horn, eating with the campers after one of my runs in what they call the Revolution Taxi, and with very little convincing I would have sworn to God I was eating with front line troops from some long ago war. A conflict where the irregulars went to battle wearing the cloths on their backs, and those who returned could be marked in a crowd by the thousand mile stare in their eyes, and the grime on their limbs and faces that only long months of desperate struggle grinds into a body.

But there is something else about the Horn. Something every resister should know. It's something that goes beyond the long hikes, beyond the intimidating drive, beyond even the physical demands and deprivations, you see, there's something sinister about the Horn.

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previous: [ The Vertical Range War: Fear and Transgression at the Hobson Horn (21 Aug. 2005) ]



Haiti: soccer stadium massacre by Haitian National Police

Portland, 28.08.2005 19:38

The weekend of August 20-21 marked a horrific development in Haiti's killing fields. In two attacks on unarmed civilians in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian National Police in tandem with civilian attaches armed with machetes, shot and hacked to death an estimated 25-35 unarmed people. The victims were mostly supporters or members of the persecuted Fanmi Lavalas political party or otherwise viewed as opponents of the illegitimate Haitian government put in power after the US-backed overthrow of Jean-Bertand Aristide on February 29, 2004.



The Coming Oil Crash

Portland, 28.08.2005 19:38

we are now checkmated by the oil crash, a disaster wholly of our own making, since we refused to prepare for it, knowing it was coming for the past fifty years. society must now pay for its sins of greed, arrogance, overconsumption, carelessness, waste, and stupidity. we can frantically try to smash our opponent's chess pieces (i.e. steal their oil) in a fruitless attempt to alter the outcome, as our govt appears to be doing, or we can surrender gracefully and make the best of it, recognizing that the real opponent is inside ourselves - our feelings of powerlessness, our lethargic accceptance of the status quo, our inability to see new options. overcome these, and a new age will be born amid the ruins. read more >>

[ LifeAfterTheOilCrash.net ]

We're Not in Kansas Anymore: The Rise of the Fourth ReichIn recent years the warm and fuzzy coating has fallen away from the modern capitalist state. Or more accurately, it is being torn off. On one hand the social programs that were used to keep the lower classes happy are being reduced and removed. Where people were coaxed into docility before, the future does not have docility in the cards. As a result the state will force political compliance.

The shift has already occurred. We have slipped over the boundary into the world of the nightmarish police state. How this was accomplished was quite impressive. At this point most people still have not noticed and those that do, for the most part, welcome the change.

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XI ANIVERSARIO DE LA MASACRE DEL FILTRO

Uruguay, 28.08.2005 17:07

A 11 años de esa noche seguimos peleando



ACCION CONTRA LAS PLANTAS DE CELULOSA

Uruguay, 28.08.2005 17:07

Contra la destrucción ambiental y el desastre social



Anti-corporate Protestors gather in Sydney

Melbourne, 28.08.2005 13:38

Forbes CEO conference draws anti-corporate protests



Gestão de Hélio Costa preocupa entidades da sociedade civil

Brasil, 28.08.2005 11:37

COMUNICAÇÕES



Announcing the Return of Videos from the Resistance

Portland, 28.08.2005 10:38

After a summer hiatus (that turned out not to be as relaxing as most of us had hoped!), the Videos from the Resistance shows will return Monday night.

Where: It's a Beautiful Pizza (SE Belmont, between 33rd and 34th)
When: Monday, August 29th at 7pm

As always, there will be no cover charge, because Capitalism is a Crime.

While less relaxing than anticipated, the summer has at least been very productive for the pdx indy video collective. Despite (now-healing) injures, mayhem, and a damaging police assault on at least one videoista camera, we present the following videos.



No Mas Rechazados, No al Plan Juárez en Oaxaca || No More Denied Students, No to Plan Juarez in Oaxaca

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.08.2005 09:08

Me encuentro en la Plazuela del Carmen, entonces escucho susurros, que se hacen más fuertes. -"...educación primero al hijo del obrero, educación después al hijo del burgués...". Camino aprisa para encontrarme con la marcha de estudiantes de la UABJO (Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca), jóvenes no mayores de 25 años que caminan en dos filas, en medio de estas marcha la gente con pancartas, que acusan al rector Neri de utilizar el Plan Juárez, para disminuir la calidad de la educación, algunas de las propuestas de este plan son: privatizar la educación, aumento de cuotas, recorte de matriculas, eliminar el derecho de los estudiantes para poder elegir a su director, entre otras cosas. Lee más...

I was in the Carmen Plaza and I heard whistling and the chants were getting louder, “…education first for the children of the workers, educucation later for the children of the rich….” I quickly walked to encounter the march of students of the UABJO (Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca), youth no older than 25 years that were walking in two lines, in the middle of the march was the students that were carrying large signs accusing the director of the university, Neri, of using Plan Juarez to decrease the quality of the education. Some of the main points of this plan are: privatize the education, increase the tuition, decrease the number of students, eliminate the students´ rights to elect their director, and other such cutbacks in overall quality of the education.

English Translation || Texto de Aviador || Fotos || Mas Fotos



Soberanía

Colombia, 28.08.2005 05:07

Más Consultas Populares contra el TLC



Student Unions under attack

Melbourne, 28.08.2005 02:08

Students Condemn Labor for Backdown on VSU Legislation



A crise do trabalho, ou o trabalho como manifestação da crise?

Portugal, 28.08.2005 00:37

A crise do trabalho, ou o trabalho como manifestação da crise?



August Critical Mass Report

Portland, 27.08.2005 23:37

This month: lots of polite biking: courteous cops, patient drivers, happy pedestrians, mild mannered massers. Still the question lingers, how much police presence is necessary? Can we handle policing ourselves? Do we need to be radical to get our point across? Where is the bike fun next month?

Finally, how awesome is it to have cops corking?

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[ more articles by reverend phil | From Portland With Bike Love ]

Seattle Police Harass Critical Mass Yesterday

Dining on Broadway last night, I heard the sounds of cheering and ringing bells and looked up to see a hundred or so bicycle riders cheerfully and slowly making their way down Broadway. People on the sidewalk began throwing thumbs-up signs and cheering them on. Suddenly, the ride turned and started flowing backwards, filling the whole street. I looked back at where they were going and that's when I saw the problem. They were being tailed by constables on patrol. There were at least six police cars, 1 or 2 police VANS and several bicycle cops. The vehicles followed as the bike cops tried to flank the ride. I have often seen critical mass ride down Broadway, but NEVER with a police presence, especially one this out of proportion. You would have thought they were tailing the Gotti brothers after a bank heist.

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Negociado

Colombia, 27.08.2005 19:37

Telecom para Telmex



marcha por Maccarone

Argentina, 27.08.2005 19:37

Sábado 27 de agosto 2005 | SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO
Respuesta popular al caso Maccarone



Marchas por Maccarone

Argentina, 27.08.2005 19:07

Viernes 27 de Agosto 2005 | SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO
Respuesta popular al caso Maccarone



Speakers From Colombian Peace Village Complete Tour Of Ireland

Ireland, 27.08.2005 10:07

The New Community Peace Movements in Colombia. The visit to Ireland by two leaders of the “San Jose de Apartado” Peace Community from Western Colombia ended on Tuesday night August 9th. As Jesus Emillio Tuberquia and Maria Brigida Gonzalez left from Dublin Airport – they were satisfied that their six days in Ireland had been productive. The tour was organised by Carol Fennessy, from Effin, Co. Limerick with help of friends and associates. http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/aug2005/sanjose_small_wince.jpg



No Mas Rechazados, No al Plan Juárez en Oaxaca || No More Denied Students, No to Plan Juarez in Oaxaca

Santa Cruz, CA, 27.08.2005 09:08

Me encuentro en la Plazuela del Carmen, entonces escucho susurros, que se hacen más fuertes. -"...educación primero al hijo del obrero, educación después al hijo del burgués...". Camino aprisa para encontrarme con la marcha de estudiantes de la UABJO (Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca), jóvenes no mayores de 25 años que caminan en dos filas, en medio de estas marcha la gente con pancartas, que acusan al rector Neri de utilizar el Plan Juárez, para disminuir la calidad de la educación, algunas de las propuestas de este plan son: privatizar la educación, aumento de cuotas, recorte de matriculas, eliminar el derecho de los estudiantes para poder elegir a su director, entre otras cosas. Lee más...

I was in the Carmen Plaza and I heard whistling and the chants were getting louder, “…education first for the children of the workers, educucation later for the children of the rich….” I quickly walked to encounter the march of students of the UABJO (Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca), youth no older than 25 years that were walking in two lines, in the middle of the march was the students that were carrying large signs accusing the director of the university, Neri, of using Plan Juarez to decrease the quality of the education. Some of the main points of this plan are: privatize the education, increase the tuition, decrease the number of students, eliminate the students´ rights to elect their director, and other such cutbacks in overall quality of the education.

English Translation || Texto de Aviador || Fotos || Mas Fotos



Protests against borders and mandatory detention

Melbourne, 27.08.2005 08:38

Tampa Remembered



kraak 't Kievitje

Antwerpen, 27.08.2005 08:07

Klooster gekraakt: red de Kievitwijk!



Week 27/8/2005

Antwerpen, 27.08.2005 08:07

De week van de slavenhandel herdacht



Kaiser Injured Workers and Patients to Hold Protest

San Francisco Bay Area, 27.08.2005 05:37

Kaiser injured workers and patients will demonstrate on Friday, September 2nd at Kaiser Center in Oakland to protest the attacks on injured Kaiser workers and patients. The rally will be held at 12pm on Friday at One Kaiser Plaza, at 1550 Ordway in Oakland, 94612, in front of the big glass building. Kaiser is the largest HMO in the country and insures millions of working people. At the same time, Kaiser is reportedly "self-insured" for workers who are injured on the job. The California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day, VOICE, and with other organizations that represent Kaiser's injured workers, are calling for a statewide protest on the 2005 Labor Day weekend to demand justice for Kaiser's injured workers, the patients and the consumers.

Kaiser has fired injured workers, refused to compensate them, discriminated against workers who stand up for other workers and fought consumers who have tried to get justice for themselves or families. It has also covered up toxic gases and other deadly dangers in the hospitals. Kaiser's monopoly control and power over the politicians and legislature has also prevented a full airing of the role it plays in our society. This protest aims to speak out for the thousands of injured and disabled Kaiser workers.

Workers Memorial Day Website | The Kaiser Papers | Californians Inured at Work | California Injured Workers Coalition | Injured on the Job TV | Labor on the Job TV



Come protest Bush in San Diego!!!

San Diego, 27.08.2005 04:09

They tried to keep it quiet but couldn't !!!!!!!

FLASH! Several members of the military have e-mailed a DOD internal release to Stacy Taylor on KLSD 1360 this morning that announces Bush's appearance next Tuesday, August 30 at a ceremony on North Island to mark the anniversay of Japan's surrender end of WWII. There are to be 10,000 "invited guests." Gates will open at 6:00 a.m. for "invited guests"; the ceremony will take place at 8:00 a.m. It will be a harborside event so that protestors would be kept far from this location. However, one individual suggested that many people have boats which would be one way to transport protestors and their signs closer to the ceremony. Also, they suggested that the road leading to North Island in Coronado could be a protest location. It is also recommended that protestors carpool as parking in Coronado is scarce and parking laws are enforced. Individual organizations could charter busses to drop them off and pick them back up after the protest.

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS TO YOUR LISTS SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A SOLID TURNOUT TO "WELCOME" BUSH TO SAN DIEGO.

Also: Stop Bush in Los Angeles



Progressive Soccer Club at San Ysidro

San Diego, 27.08.2005 04:09

The progressive soccer club JUVENTUD SIN LIMITES ( Youth w/out Limits) invites all people to come to San Ysidro's Rec Center's park, located on 212 West Park Ave, to share ideas, play soccer, do exercise and get to know other progressives, youths, and moms of the San Ysidro community.

We are Juventud Sin Limites, a group of youths and adults getting together to play soccer and improve each others lives. Through culture, interpersonal growth, tutoring and sports/activities, we are taking control of our community. Come check us out.

We also offer community service hours to high schoolers and others, if you qualify through our partnership with some local school and community agencies. For adults, too, if you would like to reconnect to the South Bay communities, or help us in tutoring the youths, contact us.

Thanks again and hope to see folks out there kicking the ball around.



Cindy Sheehan as reported by Veterans For Peace

Philadelphia, 27.08.2005 03:38

John Grant of the Philadelphia Veterans For Peace (VFP) made a report to the local VFP on his doings in Crawford, Texas with Cindy Sheehan. She announced her decision to go to Crawford and to insist on a personal meeting with the President at a national Veterans For Peace dinner. The veterans talked over how many vets should accompany and finally decided on a little over 20 ("One platoon" as one of the vets put it.). The group was moved back and forth until police were satisfied that Sheehan and the vets could express themselves and Bush's people were assured that they would not be trapped or interfered with. As many of the Texas police were themselves vets, they were quite aware of what has been termed the "Iraq Debacle" and had some sympathy for the protesters.



Speakers From Colombian Peace Village Complete Tour Of Ireland

Ireland, 27.08.2005 02:37

The New Community Peace Movements in Colombia. The visit to Ireland by two leaders of the “San Jose de Apartado” Peace Community from Western Colombia ended on Tuesday night August 9th. As Jesus Emillio Tuberquia and Maria Brigida Gonzalez left from Dublin Airport – they were satisfied that their six days in Ireland had been productive. The tour was organised by Carol Fennessy, from Effin, Co. Limerick with help of friends and associates. 71691 http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/aug2005/sanjose_small_wince.jpg



Bikes not Bombs looking for a new home

Boston, 26.08.2005 23:07

JAMAICA PLAIN.—Keeping the enormous steel thicket of bicycles, at 59 Amory St. organized and manageable is a tall enough task for Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) industrious volunteers, yet founder Carl Kurz and his bike mechanic cadres now face an even bigger challenge. Moving. The organization has been a tenant-at-will for over two years. Only a few other possibilities for a home have presented themselves since then, none were perfectly matched. Without a lease, members of the group worry that the building may be sold or the owners may decide to renovate. “We’re part of the fabric of JP that people love,” said Kurz, “if we move too far out we won’t be able to attract the same numbers of people and the same support, so it’s a tough problem.”



Manifestação pelo Passe Livre em Belo Horizonte

Brasil, 26.08.2005 22:37

TRANSPORTE



Richmond vigil held in soldiarity with troops and military families resisting war and other vigils across Virginia

Richmond, 26.08.2005 22:07

At noon on Friday, August 26, 2005, about 40 people attended an anti-war vigil on the steps of the federal courthouse at 10th street and Main street in downtown Richmond. This vigil was organized by the Virginia Anti-War Network (VAWN) as a statewide action, with vigils also taking place in Augusta County and Blacksburg. As protesters stood with signs that called on motorists to "Honk for Peace", Virginia's capital city seemed more like San Francisco. Speaking in reference to the number of honks received, Christie Burwell explained that "you can really see the change in perceptions; people are reacting more positively than a year ago."



Green building gets green light in Jackson Square

Boston, 26.08.2005 22:07

Jamaica Plain’s non-profit neighborhood development corporations are slowly turning green, and the Jackson Square development may become their most environmentally sustainable project yet. Partners for Jackson (PfJ), a partnership among Urban Edge, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and the Hyde Square Task Force, recently received a grant for $100,000 from the Green Building Production Network (GBPN) to study the feasibility of various green features for the development as well as an $100,000 interest-free loan to offset the up-front costs of the design process. PfJ was among four projects selected out of 10 applicants in the Greater Boston Area.



Operativo represivo

Argentina, 26.08.2005 21:07



Alexandria Power Plant Now Closed

DC, 26.08.2005 20:08

LEDE: The District of Columbia Public Service Commission filed an emergency petition, Thursday, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to reverse the shutdown of a Alexandria, Virginia power plant owned by Mirant [Mee-runt] Corporation saying that the closure of the plant would threaten homeland security and put strain on the electrical needs of DC residents. The power plant was failing to meet national air quality standards and producing dangerously amounts of mercury and other pollutants. From DC, Selina Musuta has more on the closure of the plant.



West Virginia woman victim of police brutality August 23

DC, 26.08.2005 18:08

On August 25, Shepherdstown mothers gathered outside Shepherdstown Police Dept to protest the outrageous beating of Shepherdstown mother and business owner Lisa Jansen. Lisa Jansen, an outstanding member of the Shepherdstown community and a devoted mother of two young children was beaten, pepper sprayed, handcuffed and then tazered four times while laying helpless on the ground in front of a cheering crowd at the Jefferson County Fair demolition derby race.



Beehive Collective comes to Maritimes

Maritimes, 26.08.2005 18:07

The Beehive Collective Presents the Plan Columbia Graphic to the Maritimes



The Real Story about Lynnae Lake and Emily

Portland, 26.08.2005 17:38

I am the President of the Foundation for Children's Rights of Sheridan MI. Lynnae and Emily lived with us for 3 months over the Christmas Holiday.

Here are some facts:
1. There was NO COURT order holding either Lynnae or her daughter in MI or anywhere else when she left.
2. Lynnae is a very articulate intelligent woman who was trying to raise her children as a single mom when her oldest daughter who was particpating in risky behavior and had been caught by mom decided she could get out of the house with one simple phone call. That was about 3-4 years ago. She made the call to DHS and made a complaint against mom. That started the first nightmare in motion.

The Foundation for Children's Right along with the Citizens for Parental Rights of Allegan MI have been working with this Mom for some time. I hold her Power of Attorney at this time to handle her personal and legal affairs.

I was the one Emily called when the Police stormed the house. I heard the noise and the screaming and the pounding on the house and the utter horrified fear in that little girls voice.

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Previous feature on this story: Police raid on Portland house raises questions



Detenciones en La Rural y en Pico Truncado

Argentina, 26.08.2005 15:07

Martes 23 de agosto 2005 | VIOLENTA REPRESIÓN EN LA RURAL Y EN PICO TRUNCADO
46 Trabajadores desocupados detenidos



SmashEDO Peace Camp

United Kingdom, 26.08.2005 15:07

Smash EDO recently held a week long peace camp in the Wild Park behind EDO MBM in Brighton. The Peace Camp came just months after EDO MBM sought a civil injunction under the Protection from Harassment Act aimed to limit protest outside the factory. Smash EDO are a grassroots campaign group who have been trying to shut down Brighton arms manufacturers EDO MBM for over 18 months. EDO MBM manufacture weapons for the US/UK's war on Iraq and to the IDF for heir oppression of the Palestinians.



State Supreme Court Rules that Same-Sex Parents Have Equal Rights

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.08.2005 14:37

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that children born to same-sex couples must be treated equally to other children and thus have a legally protected relationship to both partners.

On August 22nd, 2005, the California State Supreme Court issued opinions in three cases that involved the legal status of children born to same- sex parents. In all three cases, the Court ruled that when a couple deliberately brings a child into the world through the use of assisted reproduction, both partners are legal parents, regardless of their gender or marital status. The California Supreme Court is the first state Supreme Court to reach this issue, and its holding in these three cases will likely influence courts in other states.

NCLR's Press Statement | Read More On Indybay's LGBTQI Page



Lavalas Makes Elections Demands

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.08.2005 14:37

Lavalas held a march in Cap Haïtien on Sunday, August 21 to publicize the party's position on the elections. A previous attempt to stage a protest march on August 14 was severely hampered by government authorities who restricted the demonstration to the park where the Vertieres battle monument is located. This time a thousand people turned out to march throughout the downtown streets of this port city. Just as Lavalas leaders have announced in Port-Au-Prince, Moïse announced that Lavalas had 5 conditions that had to be fulfilled before the party would participate in any elections:
1. the interim government and the election commission must resign 2. all political prisoners must be freed
3. all persecution of people in the poor sections of the country must cease;
4. all political exiles must be called home including President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
5. disarmament must be carried out among every sector of the country, not just in the poor neighborhoods.
If these conditions are met Lavalas would participate in a national reconciliation process with Pres. Aristide as its party chief to proceed to hold fair elections.
Read More | Father Gérard Jean-Juste may run for president



Northwest Airlines Attempts To Bust Mechanics Union

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.08.2005 14:07

Northern California workers and trade unionists will be rallying for NWA-AMFA mechanics who are striking this union busting airline. The rally will be held on Labor Day Monday September 5, 2005 at 11:00 AM at SFO Terminal 2. You can get to airport by BART. More Details

Members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Organization (AMFA), went on strike against Northwest Airlines on Saturday August 20th and are facing a a massive strikebreaking operation. The 4,400 workers walked out after rejecting management demands for a 26 percent pay cut, the elimination of more than half of their jobs, higher payments for health insurance and cuts in sick pay. The airline is also demanding a freeze on pensions and the transformation of the plan into a 401(k)-type “defined contribution” plan, which would entail sharp cuts in retirement benefits.
Northwest was able to continue flying despite the strike because of the refusal of the other unions at the airline to support the mechanics. The Air Line Pilots Association and the International Association of Machinists, which are members of the AFL-CIO, are crossing the mechanics’ picket lines and continuing to work, as are the flight attendants, organized in the independent Professional Flight Attendants Association.
Read More | The Northwest strike: the end of the AFL-CIO and political lessons for the working class | Machinists union grabs jobs of striking Northwest mechanics



No More Denied Students, No to Plan Juarez in Oaxaca

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.08.2005 14:07

Today is August 19, 2005 and I am in Oaxaca City Mexico, one of the places most visited by tourists in my country. Since last night, the streets have been circled by police of all types; uniformed police, undercover police, military police, police with helmets, wooden batons and gases all to protect the governors from many states in Mexico who were meeting in Oaxaca City.

I was in the Carmen Plaza and I heard whistling and the chants were getting louder, “…education first for the children of the workers, education later for the children of the rich….” I quickly walked to encounter the march of students of the UABJO (Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca), youth no older than 25 years that were walking in two lines, in the middle of the march was the students that were carrying large signs accusing the director of the university, Neri, of using Plan Juarez to decrease the quality of the education. Some of the main points of this plan are: privatize the education, increase the tuition, decrease the number of students, eliminate the students´ rights to elect their director, and other such cutbacks in overall quality of the education.

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State Supreme Court Rules that Same-Sex Parents Have Equal Rights

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.08.2005 08:07

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that children born to same-sex couples must be treated equally to other children and thus have a legally protected relationship to both partners.

On August 22nd, 2005, the California State Supreme Court issued opinions in three cases that involved the legal status of children born to same- sex parents. The three cases are: Elisa B. v. Superior Court, K.M. v. E.G., and Kristine H. v. Lisa R.

In all three cases, the Court ruled that when a couple deliberately brings a child into the world through the use of assisted reproduction, both partners are legal parents, regardless of their gender or marital status. The California Supreme Court is the first state Supreme Court to reach this issue, and its holding in these three cases will likely influence courts in other states.

National Center for Lesbian Rights | NCLR's Press Statement | Lambda Legal website | We 2 Have Parental Rights




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