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Chiapas: The Other Campaign

Tennessee, 02.09.2005 18:08

The 27th and 28th of August a meeting of the Other Campaign was held in the autonomous Zapatista community of San Miguel, Chiapas, Mexico.

Called by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation , over 1,000 individuals attended. Collectives, artistic groups and NGO´s were invited to this forth of a series of meetings between the Indigenous Guerrilla army and civil society.Presentations ranged from the dry readings to hip-hop performances and lottery games.

Subcomadante Marcos Announced the Other Campaign in the Seveth Declaration from the Lacadona Jungle, a non-electoral alternative to election year politics.

The Seventh Declaration marks a divergence in Zapatista history. While the rebel organization has always called for national and international solidarity, it has always limited its objectives to those defined by the indigenous struggle.With this declaration their goals have expanded to the recreation the left and the definition of a new constitution.

indymedia chiapas | revista rebeldia | EZLN: Out of the Jungles and Into the Streets | Zapatistas: The Second Stage | Zapatista Solidarity in Mexico City
fotos: I | II



Voices with Vision: DC’s Brightwood Neighborhood -- Real Estate and a Police “Hot Spot”

DC, 02.09.2005 18:07

The US Census recently released data showing the number of people of color has grown in suburbs, while people of European descent are moving into inner cities. The Census notes these trends of gentrification are even more dramatic in Metropolitan Washington, DC. Ingrid Drake and Desmond Leary from the DC Radio Co-op bring us a story about how these demographic changes are playing out in a efforts to eradicate drugs in one long under-resourced DC neighborhood. Audio



New Orleans, Gulf Coast Solidarity

Chicago, 02.09.2005 16:07

neworl Emergency Aid: Action
� Emergency Phone Numbers for People in Distress:
(225) 925-7708 / 7709 / 3511 / 7412

� Craigslist: Temporary Shelter

� hurricanehousing.org: Temporary Shelter

� NOLA activist-sponsored housing: Temporary Shelter

� Craigslist: Volunteer

� Craigslist: All Aid Listings


Emergency Aid: Donate
� Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or redcross.org/

� Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or er-d.org

� United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or methodistrelief.org

� Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or salvationarmyusa.org

� Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or catholiccharitiesusa.org

� FEMA Charity tips: fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm

� National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: nvoad.org

Missing Persons
� Craigslist: neworleans.craigslist.org/laf/

� NOLA.com: nola.com/forums/searching/

� livingtestate.com: http://livingtestate.com/phpbb2/index.php

� stoffaproductions.com: http://www.stoffaproductions.com/community/

� yahoogroups.com: groups.yahoo.com/group/katrina-refugees/

Hurricane Katrina Recovery

News On The Ground
� Stranded employees: livejournal.com/users/interdictor/

� New Orleans post-Katrina wiki (Links to chats, blogs, police/red cross scanners): wiki.nola-intel.org

Other Resources
� FEMA: fema.gov/press/2005/resources_katrina.shtm

� wikipedia.org: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina

� WWLTV Updates: Katrina Updates

� Houma Courier: houmatoday.com

� US Coast Guard: uscg.mil

� US Coast Guard Storm Watch: uscgstormwatch.com


Breaking News



Cheesecake Factory Forced into Big Payback

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.09.2005 12:37

For three years, workers at the Union Square Cheesecake Factory were denied breaks in the busiest and most profitable restaurant in San Francisco. After two years of actions by Young Workers United, worker organizing and public pressure, Cheesecake has finally settled; the workers have won back pay and a new break policy with increased wages. Workers across the state of California will get a $4.5 million settlement.

Over the course of the long campaign, Young Workers United reports that it "has built a solid crew in the kitchen who are standing up to abusive managers." Meanwhile, former Cheesecake General Manager Jeff Reznick has been transferred to Pensacola, a small city on the Florida panhandle.

Young Workers United is building a local organization of low-wage workers in food service and retail to improve their lives and hold corporations accountable. Full story | Young Workers United



Jornalistas pedem inquérito das Nações Unidas

Portugal, 02.09.2005 12:07

Jornalistas pedem inquérito das Nações Unidas



Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans, Lo. USA

United Kingdom, 02.09.2005 09:07

Reports from New Orleans state that "things were so crazy: it was all poor black people and old white people - the people who couldn't afford to get out." William Quigley, a Law Professor at Loyola University has said that " They are estimating that it may take several days to evacuate these people - water, electricity, food, security all will be gone by then." Indeed, enforced evacuations began yesterday - following a mass exodux from the city in advance of the hurricane - but initial estimates that expected them to be complete by the evening of August 30th were overly optimistic. And, while outside agencies struggle to help, thousands remain stuck - including inside hospitals [ 1 | 2 ].

[New Orleans Weather Warning (28th August) | Democracy Now! reports (Aug. 30th) | Explanation about Hurricanes (MP3) | Further analysis: 1 , 2 , 3 | Insane looting? - Not at all! ]



The Fight Against Climate Chaos Comes to South West

Bristol, 02.09.2005 08:37

New coalition formed to combat climate change. New coalition formed to combat climate change. Crash writes; South West environmental and international development campaigners are joining forces in a new campaign, STOP CLIMATE CHAOS; launching the biggest climate change coalition this country has ever seen. It includes some of Britain’s best known organisations: The National Federation of Women’s Institutes, Greenpeace, RSPB, Oxfam, Christian Aid, WWF, CAFOD, Friends of the Earth, People & Planet and Tearfund. Nationally the coalition with its millions of supporters are demanding stronger government action on climate change while mobilizing public support for government initiatives that reduce the huge levels of CO2 being emitted. This is an issue of international and regional importance. A new report by WWF states that Climate change will wreak havoc on the South West marine environment threatening the future survival of some sea bird colonies and causing wide-scale coastal disruption. Roger James of Oxfam SW said "Climate change is making life more precarious for poor communities with whom Oxfam works who are least responsible for increasing greenhouse gases, yet whose poverty makes them most vulnerable to global warming. I attended the G8 summit with the Make Poverty History campaign this is also an issue of injustice."....John Grimshaw, CEO of Sustrans said, "Transport is responsible for more than 20% of all CO2 emissions and 95% of that comes from road transport. So we have to think of ways of traveling less. One alternative is to walk and cycle and we’ve been delivering this solution through the National Cycle Network. Local and national government needs to start joined-up thinking – transport is a health, education and environmental issue worthy of priority by all departments. The actions we take locally resonate around the planet. Commitment and investment is urgently needed - we can do something but the clock is ticking so we need to do it now!" Full article | Southwest joins new coalition to combat climate change | www.stopclimatechaos.org | Climate Change and Transport in the South West | www.greaterbristoltransportplan.org | www.bristolcyclingcampaign.org.uk | Oil Conflict: The Iraq War Comes Home |



virinoj (eo)

Barcelona, 02.09.2005 08:07

Kiam disfloris la fajrorozoj

La 2an de majo de 1936, surstratiĝis la unua numero de la revuo MUJERES LIBRES (liberaj virinoj), kie oni kolektis la esencajn ideojn lanĉitajn de tiu grupo kaj ĝiajn aktivaĵojn. En Barcelono, Liberaj Virinoj ekfunkciigis la "Domon de la Laborista Virino", kie 600-800 virinoj partoprenis kursojn, kaj instigis la starigon de Flegistina Lernejo kaj de la Patrina-Infana Instituto Louise Michel. Ni rememoru ĝian historion, kiel oni tion faris en la Kongreso Virinoj, liberaj kaj liberecanaj [fotoj]

Lucía Sánchez Saornil :: Mercè Comaposada Guillén :: Ampar Poch Gascón :: Soledad Estorach :: Pepita Carpena :: Sara Berenguer :: Pepita Estruch :: María Jiménez :: Pura Pérez :: Suceso Portales :: Azucena Fernández :: Antonia Fontanillas :: Conxa Pérez :: Concha Liaño :: Lola Iturbe :: Carmen Conde :: Pilar Grangel :: Isabel Mesa :: Jurea Cuadrado :: Pura Pérez :: Suceso Portales :: Concha Guillén :: Antonia Fontanillas :: Isabel Mesa Delgado :: Belén Sárraga :: kaj multege pliaj kiuj estas modeloj por rememori kaj lerni.

+infoj:: >>>virinoj : hetera : alasbarricadas : Liberecana Valencio : Himno de Liberaj Virinoj



In Praise of Looting

DC, 02.09.2005 06:07

In the midst of all of this pain and misery, the media and the authorities have decided that the central story now is the looting and "lawlessness" that are taking place around the city.



Piquetes sorpresivos

Argentina, 02.09.2005 05:37



journey of consciousness

Houston, 02.09.2005 05:07

Spt. 5th: lakbay ng pagkaalam (\\



The Second Battle Of New Orleans

Philadelphia, 02.09.2005 04:08

THE SECOND BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS is already underway: a struggle over how to respond to the greatest natural disaster of our history. It is far too early to draw conclusions but soon enough for a few questions: what will be the iconographic role of this disaster? Will it - as it should - eclipse 9/11 as the central moment of contemporary history? What is the relative importance of 16 acres in New York City versus tens of thousands in Louisiana?

Links to survivors and lost/missing | Katrina Survivor-Connector List | www.nola.com June 8, 2004: Money for Levees was Diverted to War Effort |



Septiembre

santiago, 02.09.2005 03:09

A 32 años del Golpe de Estado



Paddy is always anxious to make a fool of himself

Ireland, 02.09.2005 02:37

Toxic Incinerators Proposed for Cork Harbour Why is it that Irish governments are addicted to importing ideas long recognised as abject failures – even in the countries in which they originate? Why is it that Irish governments are addicted to importing ideas long recognised as abject failures - even in the countries in which they originate? For the last 20 years, for instance, US authorities and industries have been abandoning the use of incinerators as a form of waste management because of the severity of the health and environmental damage they most definitely cause. Local populations in the US have defeated more than 300 incinerator proposals and the industry is now virtually extinct there. About 500 have been shut down in Japan – a country that has traditionally been heavily reliant on incineration. In Europe, according to a report by the Global Anti Incinerator Alliance, the emphasis has been on using alternative waste management techniques which in the most successful cases have resulted in an actual reduction in the amount of waste needing disposal – despite growing populations. But Paddy is always anxious to make a big fool of himself. During that same period in Ireland, naturally, we have built commercial and other incinerators around our small country as if they were going out of style – which of course they are - and in spite of ferocious opposition to them from virtually every community in which they have been sited. In a country this size and in the context of all that is known about their dangers this is – or should be – a matter of national outrage. Nevertheless, our government is again (greetings to the 5) smirking, flirting and generally prostituting itself to another rapacious industry by facilitating a deal that will surely injure health and kill many people in this country if it is allowed to go ahead. As with the Dutch and Norwegian oil companies in Mayo (Shell and Statoil), Indaver in Belgium must not be able to believe their luck. No other European country is allowing them to do as they are doing in Ireland. The Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment (CHASE) has been campaigning against the development of not one, but two, large toxic/hazardous waste incinerators at Ringaskiddy in Co Cork by a company calling itself Indaver Ireland – a ‘subsidiary’ of the Belgian parent company. Support for CHASE has been gathering momentum in communities and towns all around the harbour and further afield during the last four years. The city itself is just minutes as the crow flies from the proposed site of the incinerators. In January 2004, without any investigation into the significance for their health of the local population - and in defiance of World Health Organisation guidelines, its own planning authority inspector and a petition presented by CHASE (signed by no fewer than 30K people and unprecedented in the history of planning objections) - nine of the ten un-elected and unaccountable government appointees at An Bord Pleanala overturned an earlier rejection of the proposal by Cork County Council. The Board’s members, who have no experience of incineration waste management, ignored the rejection of the incinerator plan by their own inspector, Mr Philip Jones, on 14 different planning grounds. The only evidence the Board appeared to accept was that of Indaver - who stand to make immense profits if they are allowed to proceed. Vested interests ride again. In October 2004 the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft licence to Indaver. The EPA is an agency with a worrying track record on monitoring and responding to environmental threats – not least of which was a recent spill of 260 tonnes of caustic soda into Cork Harbour. It was not until several weeks later that the public discovered about it – by accident. The EPA itself, despite not having even been notified by the company in question at the time of the spill, was ‘satisfied’ there was no risk to public health and nothing untoward in its emergency policies and processes. Staggeringly, the agency had decided there was no necessity to alert the public. Unaware of the potential danger to them, a large group of children began a sailing course in the same part of the harbour in which the spill occurred just two days later. There have been numerous other incidents raising all the same concerns. This, then, is the agency who are entrusted with protecting our environment and who are falling over themselves to insist that incineration is safe. In a wonderful example of self-serving logic, the Director General of the EPA, Dr Mary Kelly (formerly of IBEC fame) has cited the EPA’s earlier approval of three smaller incinerators in the harbour (already in operation) as evidence for their safety! ‘I approve therefore I am’ must be their motto. This is the same Mary Kelly who apparently saw no conflict of interest in the appointment of Ms Laura Burke, a former Project Manager at Indaver, as a Director of the EPA – three months before the draft licence to Indaver was granted. We are assured that Ms Burke is ‘not involved in any decision’ relating to the Indaver incinerators. And I can see pigs flying in the sky as I type. Perhaps emboldened by the sheer brass neck of the EPA and An Bord Pleanala, Mr Dick Roche, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, is now looking at ways of ‘improving’ the planning process so as, presumably, to make it less embarrassing for his colleagues and their corporate chums to do this sort of thing in future - and even less accountable than they already are. That would certainly be consistent with Bertie Ahern’s now infamous observation in China (a country not exactly renowned for its record on democracy, justice and human rights) that he: ‘would like to have the power of the Mayor [of Shanghai]…I would just like that we can get through the consultation problem as quickly as possible’. (Jan 2005) There it is, plain as day. He must have thought we couldn’t hear him from China. Why is consultation with his own citizens ‘a problem’ for the foremost, elected people’s representative of Ireland? Will the Belgian company’s plans for Cork Harbour ultimately go through on the nod? This article can scarcely do justice to the multiple considerations which the incinerator proposal raises. CHASE have an excellent, user-friendly website which carries comprehensive information about every aspect of the project – including environmental data, legal and planning issues, press reports, various links to similar campaigns in other countries, and more besides. Anyone who lives in the ‘catchment area’ of an incinerator (which must be virtually everyone in the country by now) should visit the CHASE website. A summary of some of the alarming facts about hazardous waste incineration (which neither the government nor Indaver will ever tell you about) is given below: The incinerator that does not emit dioxins has not been built. Dioxins are the most dangerous toxin known to man & there is no safe level. (U.S. E.P.A.) Dioxins cause, cancer in adults, developmental defects in children, genetic & birth defects. (US EPA) Zero levels now recommended by US EPA (US Congress report 2000) Mass incineration is the primary cause of dioxins in the environment (UN Environment Programme) Incinerators are responsible for 70% of all dioxins produced (Stockholm Convention, 2001) Incineration an “unacceptable risk to public health” (Irish Doctors Environmental Association) Indaver Ireland has no personnel with experience in running, operating or monitoring incinerators. (Oral Hearing) This incinerator will be monitored – from Belgium! (Oral Hearing evidence) Ireland does not have adequate monitoring facilities: Irish Health Research Bureau (HRB Report 2003) English average emission limits exceeded 553 times! (UK Govt) Indaver Belgium – emission limit exceeded by factor of 1,800 – August ’02! Plant temporarily closed. (Source Indaver) The inspector said “He was not satisfied that the incinerator would not pose a significant risk to public safety, if there is an accident” (An Bord Pleanala Report) For every 1M tonnes of toxic waste burnt 333,000 tonnes of toxic ash will have to be exported. (ratio admitted by Indaver, An Bord Pleanala Oral Hearing) Ireland only produces 15-20,000 tonnes of hazardous waste for incineration. (Irish EPA) Where is the extra hazardous waste going to come from? There is no Irish or E.U. law that can prevent the company importing waste. ‘Cork produces less than 10% of the waste targeted for the burner’. (EPA Data base 2001) From this it’s clear that, far from being about any obligation in respect of Irish hazardous waste as the government are claiming, Indaver are being encouraged to build their incinerators with a view to importing massive amounts of hazardous waste from other countries. The proposal would not make commercial sense for them otherwise because the capacity of the incinerators will greatly exceed what would be needed for Ireland’s waste if we insist on not using alternatives. Indaver themselves admit there are health and environmental risks – but prefer to divert attention to the spurious idea that these are being ‘exaggerated’, are ‘not significant’ and are only being promoted by people who ‘don’t understand’. The consensus ranged against Indaver on these points is gigantic – and still growing. As we have seen, even the EPA in the US does not agree with them. Silky arguments are presented about ‘improved’ standards and technology and careful monitoring but they are short on precise, accurate information about their exact nature and on the undoubted continuing impact of incinerators on the environment and on health – whichever model is used. Everything about this plan is worrying. The chosen site is, against WHO guidelines, in an area with thousands of employees, adjacent to a maritime college of 700 students, right on top of the village of Ringaskiddy, minutes from scores of other villages, towns, schools, shopping centres, farms and on land liable to flooding – as happened last winter. True to form, it seems that Minister McDowell is once again considering Spike Island (virtually beside the site) as a suitable location for another prison. Spike had been closed shortly before the original planning permission was submitted – which is ‘lucky’ because it would have been a difficult obstacle to overcome at the time. Does the Minister know something we don’t that he is allegedly confident enough to pursue these plans? Is it all a foregone conclusion? Perhaps the health risks for the inmates of the prison could be regarded as an additional aspect of their punishment? ‘You are sentenced to two years, plus annual inhalation of several kilograms of poisonous dioxins.’ Capital punishment by default? Waste management is something that can only be resolved if government take the lead in creating safe, integrated, national and local alternatives to existing waste management schemes. But there is no escaping the responsibility that each of us carries for dealing with this situation. We have reached critical mass in Ireland and will choke, literally, in our own and other country’s dioxin pollution if we don’t do something urgently. Industrial, commercial and agricultural waste producers need urgently to clean up their act – at every point of whatever processes they use. As individuals, we have to reduce our present levels of consumption of things we do not need to help preserve diminishing natural resources. We need to reduce the amount of waste we generate and – most importantly – we need to recycle as much of our waste as possible. But, of course, on this last point we run up against government incompetence and indifference, again. Recycling in Ireland is a sham. Virtually everywhere facilities are both inadequate and extremely inconvenient to get to. Why can we not have collections for our recycled waste, as other countries do? At the same time, collection of waste that can’t be recycled has been made prohibitively expensive for many people and civil disobedience has resulted in Dublin and other places: this, in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. People are dumping their rubbish on verges and in back streets and it’s not uncommon to see people casually throwing litter from their cars or dropping it in public places without a qualm. We now have a damaging but deserved reputation as an untidy and dirty country. At the time of writing, the decision of the EPA as to granting a full licence to Indaver is awaited. In the meantime, the High Court has granted leave for judicial review of An Bord Pleanala’s bizarre decision to overturn Cork County Council’s rejection of the project. This has obviously put the brakes on the situation temporarily but careful scrutiny of the actions of Minister Roche with regard to altering the planning process will be needed. Does anyone care to take any bets about alterations of the process favourable to Indaver? Will attempts be made to render judicial review irrelevant? Watch this space. Related Links (added by Indymedia editor): Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment Zero Waste Alliance Ireland Irish Doctors' Environmental Association http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/sep2005/cork_harbouraerial.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/sep2005/chase_banner.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/sep2005/chase_logo.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/sep2005/harbour_map.jpg



Just a good night's sleep...

United Kingdom, 02.09.2005 01:07

First they said they were planning new fly routes. "Only for day-time use". Then they started flying over night. Many flights... Local residents in Leicestershire have been campaiging for the last year and a half, trying to get a proper night sleep, as Nottingham East Midlands Airport keeps expanding and leaving communities surrounding the airport in the dark over future plans. In July, Steve Charlish of the campaign group DEMAND, who lives 26 nautical miles from the airport, said in the Observer scheduled flights could be as high as 65 per night, leaving him with not much sleep. The campaign groups seem to grow in strength, getting support from local MP's Edward Garnier QC, Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke, Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Alan Duncan, Keith Vaz and Nicky Morgan. Recently Belvoir Brewery in Old Dalby launched 'Nightcap', a beer to support the campaign efforts.

A large public meeting is to be held on September 23, from 7.30pm, at Kibworth Grammar School, Kibworth, Leicester.

Links: DEMAND website | Download DEMAND poster/flyer | Support DEMAND | Sign the petition | Map showing flight routes | New Civil Aviation Bill | Many articles about the campaigns | Nottingham East Midlands Airport website



Northwest Airlines Attempts To Bust Mechanics Union

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.09.2005 01:07

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: 1 | 2

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 | More Labor News



Community Forum on Police Violence

New Orleans, 02.09.2005 00:38

Community Forum on Police Violence



1200 people trapped in N.O. hospital need evacuation

New Orleans, 02.09.2005 00:38

1200 people trapped in N.O. hospital need evacuation



Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans, 02.09.2005 00:38

Hurricane Katrina



Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans, 02.09.2005 00:38

Hurricane Katrina



THE SECOND BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

DC, 02.09.2005 00:07

THE SECOND BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS is already underway: a struggle over how to respond to the greatest natural disaster of our history. It is far too early to draw conclusions but soon enough for a few questions: - What will be the iconographic role of this disaster? Will it - as it should - eclipse 9/11 as the central moment of contemporary history, or will it be subtly reduced to second place so the business at hand in Washington - i.e. whatever war it is conducting - can continue to retain semiotic hegemony? What is the relative importance of 16 acres in New York City versus tens of thousands in Louisiana? Links to survivors and lost/missing | Katrina Survivor-Connector List | nola.com June 8, 2004: Money for Levees was Diverted to War Effort



Cry From New Orleans: &quot;People are Dying in the Streets!&quot;

Santa Cruz, CA, 01.09.2005 23:08

Reports are pouring in about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast this week; residents of the decimated and submerged City of New Orleans have been severely affected. An estimated 25,000 people have filled the New Orlean's Superdome where they are packed together in exhausting heat without working toilets or clean running water. Because a rescue worker was reportedly shot, evacuations were stopped on Wednesday. Despite the fact that people are dying in the streets, rescue workers were diverted from their work of humanitarian assistance to protecting building from looting, according to reports.

More: Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans || 1,200 People Stranded in Hospital || Hurricane Katrina Causes Unfathomable Damage in Southeastern US

[BBC Reports on the Disaster in New Orleans || New Orleans Makes Desperate 'SOS' For Relief || Links to video of New Orelans residents || Treatment of Victims Corresponds to Gov't Feelings About Poor, People of Color || Toxic New Orleans: 'The Worst Ever' || Why Aren't The National Guard There? || Liberal Blogger's Hurricane Relief || Network for Good]



Crossing Town: Brown’s Legacy in Nashville

Tennessee, 01.09.2005 20:08

Film on School Desegregation in Nashville Premieres Sept. 11 at Downtown Library NASHVILLE, Tenn. – What difference did cross-town busing make in the efforts to integrate Nashville’s schools? What was gained and what was lost through school desegregation? What challenges remain 51 years after Brown v. Board of Education? A new, 60-minute documentary film that premieres to the public on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the downtown Main Library explores these questions and more relating to the storied history of school desegregation in Nashville.



laboral (es)

Barcelona, 01.09.2005 18:07

precariopolisTrabajador@s del verde contra la privatización

Comunicado de l@s trabajador@s de parques y jardines contra la privatización ::: El tripartito municipal, con IC-verds-EUA a la cabeza privatizan otro Servicio Público ::: Las Federaciones de CCOO, USOC, CGT y UGT, la FAVB y más de 100 entidades se oponen a la privatización del verde público ::: Carta abierta a l@s afiliad@s y votantes de IC-EUA ::: Tod@s al suelo, esto es un atraco
acciones: acción jardiner@s de bcn en la playa ::: 2 trabajadores de Parques y Jardines, se han colgado de la fachada de las oficicinas centrales del Institut ::: Bidonada en la puerta del Ayuntamiento ::: aparecen y se quejan en el pleno de Barcelona ::: huelga y manifestación de jardiner@s de barcelona + resultados ::: Protesta de las personas que trabajan en Parques y Jardines de Barcelona ::: Clos e Imma Mayol abucheados por l@s trabajador@s de Parques y Jardins
la lucha es larga:22 dic 2004. Protesta de los trabajador@s de el Ajuntamiento de Barcelona por la privatización de los servicios públicos + 01 dic 2004. Belen Alternativo en la Plaza Sant Jaume + 14 nov 2004.Fiesta del otoño contra la privatización + 08 nov 2004. Perspectivas de futuro en el Institut Municipal de Parcs i Jardins + 25 set 2004. Concentración y pitada en la Plaça Sant Jaume + 22 set 2004. trabajador@s de parques y jardines se manifiestan contra la privatización + 15 set 2004 Concentración y comunicado: A los ciudadanos y ciutadanas de Barcelona + 21 jul 2004. Manifestación de los trabajador@s del Institut Municipal de Parcs i Jardins de Barcelona en contra de la Privatización de la Gestión del Verde de la Ciudad

+info ::: >>>laboral



criminalització (ca)

Barcelona, 01.09.2005 18:07

Agressió de guardes de seguretat i trets al metro de Mercat Nou

La policia tira a matar; 5 ferits per les mossegades d'un rotweiler :: Comunicat del Centre Social de Sants :: La policia justifica els trets a l'aire :: Detingut un dels nois agredit :: Un altre detingut al sortir de l'hospital :: Roda de prensa :: L'Assemblea de Barri de Sants es querellarà contra els responsables :: Concentració davant dels jutjats ::

Concentració: divendres 2, 19h. Pç Sants

+info: >>>criminalització + >>>barrisants



criminalització (es)

Barcelona, 01.09.2005 18:07

Agressión de guardas de seguridad y disparos en el metro de Mercat Nou

La policia tira a matar; 5 heridos por los mordiscos de un rotweiler :: Comunicado del Centre Social de Sants :: La policia justifica los disparos al aire :: Detenido uno de los chicos agredidos :: Otro detenido al salir del hospital :: Rueda de prensa :: La Assemblea de Barri de Sants se querellarà contra los responsables :: Concentración delante de los juzgados ::

Concentración: viernes 2, 19h. Pç Sants

+info: >>>criminalización + >>>barrisants



criminalització (en)

Barcelona, 01.09.2005 18:07

Agression by security guards and shooting in the Mercat Nou metro station

police shoot to kill; 5 rotweiler bite wounds. :: Statement by the Social centre in Sants. :: Police justify "shots in air" :: one of the youth detained. :: other is detained after being discharged from hospital. :: Press conference. :: The Assembly of the Sants neighbourhood call on the responsible :: Concentration in front of the remand centre ::

Concentration: friday 2, 19h. Pç Sants

+info: >>>criminalisation + >>>barrisants



educacio (en)

Barcelona, 01.09.2005 18:07

Know your rights!

The arrest. The rights of the detainee and the Habeas Corpus procedure ::: Legal aspects of squatting ::: Guide for a fiscal objection ::: Rights and guarantees of the so-called foreigners ::: handbook of rights for foreign workers(CGT) ::: Which constitution?Of which Europe? ::: The article 24 of the workers statute isn't sufficient ::: A secret study about genetically modified food shows risks for consumer health News: The END OF THE TRIAL OF THE FOUR OF AACHEN (FRG) is coming closer ::: Witch hunting by the city council of Barcelona: L´Atelier closed and taped ::: the Mossos put handcuffs on top mantas (seller of pirate CD's of the charts) ::: CGT birngs a criminal lawsuit against CitiBank (high executives of the bank and trade-union leaders of CC.OO, UGT and FTIC are charged) ::: CGT condemns the police repression against trade-unionist of the SOC. The provincial secretary of Jaén, hospitalized ::: Provisional prison for Pilar Rubio ::: Juan Martínez Galdeano dead because of the tortures received in a Guardia Civil quarter

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Hurricane Katrina Causes Unfathomable Destruction in Southeastern US

San Francisco Bay Area, 01.09.2005 15:07

Thursday, September 1st: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama have found themselves variously homeless, stranded on roofs, or in shelters many miles from what they used to call "home." In advance of the storm, many people drove out of cities such as New Orleans, but the poor and people who did not have relatives in other areas were left behind to face Katrina.

The National Guard has been limited in its ability to respond to this disaster, as many states' forces are in Iraq. As Norman Solomon said, "The catastrophic hurricane was an act of God. But the U.S. war effort in Iraq is a continuing act of the president." Thus far, Bush has made no statement committing the federal government to a significant or sustained effort to aid the areas that have been devastated by the hurricane. The American Red Cross, which is one of the country's largest relief organizations, has said that it plans to raise $135 million to provide hurricane relief, but this figure will pale in comparison to the billions that will be needed. Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has said that she would order National Guardsmen to be redeployed to stop looters as soon as federal emergency personnel were on scene to take over evacuations and rescues.

Read More On Indybay's Poverty Page



grafiti

belgrade, 01.09.2005 14:38

Akcija: SKINIMO NASILJE SA ZIDOVA



noborder05

belgrade, 01.09.2005 14:38



rock Coca Cola

belgrade, 01.09.2005 14:38

"Rock against Coca Cola" u Turskoj



The Great Lie Meets Katrina

Philadelphia, 01.09.2005 13:37

The great lie that is the war on terrorism has just taken a very serious blow. A category 5 hurricane named Katrina.



Há coisas a apodrecer na Dinamarca. Greenpeace atingida pela lei Anti-Terrorismo

Portugal, 01.09.2005 09:07

Há coisas a apodrecer na Dinamarca. Greenpeace atingida pela lei Anti-Terrorismo



Bristol Indymedia Film Night - G8africa

Bristol, 01.09.2005 08:37

Monday 5th September @ Cube Cinema Monday 5th September @ Cube Cinema Bristol Indymedia is pleased be screening 'Rebels Without a Cause', an independent film by Daniel Simpson and Matthew Green, highlights the nightmare facing northern Ugandans caught up in one of Africa’s longest and most neglected conflicts. After nearly two decades of bloodshed, Ugandans are why they seem to have been forgotten by the world? The film will be introduced by filmmaker Daniel Simpson. We will also be showing more exclusive footage from the recent G8 protests - footage from the other side of the fence at a summit that was billed by the attending leaders as making poverty history... Monday 5th September @ Cube Cinema £2/3 though nobody turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 7.30pm, films start at 8pm. Venue info: Cube Cinema: Dove St South (off Kings Square), Bristol. Full Article. | Bristol Indymedia Film Night - G8africa | Cube Directions | Article: How the G8 lied to the world on aid |



Hurricane Katrina Causes Unfathomable Destruction in Southeastern US

San Francisco Bay Area, 01.09.2005 08:07

Thursday, September 1st: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama have found themselves variously homeless, stranded on roofs, or in shelters many miles from what they used to call "home." In advance of the storm, many people drove out of cities such as New Orleans, but the poor and people who did not have relatives in other areas were left behind to face Katrina.

Corporate media has given a lot of attention to looting and prison breaks. Thousands of people may be dead, but rescue workers have been forced to ignore them and the potential for the spread of disease as they attempt to save people who are still alive. Many are still unable to leave their homes because of flooded streets. After a major levee break, flooding in the city worsened, and the mayor evacuated the remaining residents on Wednesday. On Wednesday, it was announced that over 20,000 people would be evacuated from the Superdome in New Orleans and moved along with some 5000 additional people to Houston's Astrodome in a caravan of 475 people. Oil production in the region stopped as Kristina approached. One port in Louisiana that is a staging area for workers who staff Gulf oil and natural-gas production platforms was set to open Wednesday after damage was cleared. Experts expect that gas prices will rise up to $4 per gallon in spite of Bush's decision to tap the country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Those who are monitoring the situation and have access to telephones, electricity, and the internet are concerned with many aspects of the emergency operations in the South East. The National Guard has been limited in its ability to respond to this disaster, as many states' forces are in Iraq. As Norman Solomon said, "The catastrophic hurricane was an act of God. But the U.S. war effort in Iraq is a continuing act of the president." Thus far, Bush has made no statement committing the federal government to a significant or sustained effort to aid the areas that have been devastated by the hurricane. The American Red Cross, which is one of the country's largest relief organizations, has said that it plans to raise $135 million to provide hurricane relief, but this figure will pale in comparison to the billions that will be needed. Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has said that she would order National Guardsmen to be redeployed to stop looters as soon as federal emergency personnel were on scene to take over evacuations and rescues.

New Orleans Indymedia | NYC Indymedia Story | Black Action | More articles about racism and the hurricane | Democracy Now Report from 8/31 | A calamity compounded by poverty and neglect | Hurricane Katrina: The People Did Not Have to Die | New Orleans as Victim of Oil



Superdome Refugees coming to Astrodome

Houston, 01.09.2005 07:37

Superdome Refugees coming to Astrodome



The Cindy Spark: Mainstream America Stirs

San Diego, 01.09.2005 05:37

Something amazing happened this month when Cindy Sheehan decided to confront Bush at his ranch in Crawford - whether it was the timing, the national mood, or the idea of a grieving mother being snubbed by the world's most powerful man, Cindy's camp-out has ignited those who oppose the war but have, until now, been silent.

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DC Peacewheel Project

DC, 01.09.2005 05:07

LA Performance Antiwar Artist comes to DC



Survey on Child Farm Worker Attitudes Released This Week

DC, 01.09.2005 05:07

Reports of children working 80 hours a week on farms, missing months of school due to migrant farm work, high drop out rates, and sometimes injuries and deaths of child farm workers prompted California Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard last month to once again introduce bill that would bring the age and work hour standards for children working in corporate agriculture up to the standards set for all other forms of child labor. On Tuesday, a survey was released in Washington, DC that could build support for Representative Roybal-Allard's bill. Selina Musuta has more from Washington, DC.



Community members support Medicare for all as numbers of uninsured rise

Boston, 01.09.2005 04:37

BOSTON – New census data released Tuesday is galvanizing support for a public forum on Sept. 1 where several Members of Congress will hear from a diverse group of seniors, workers, caregivers, immigrants, women, people of color, the uninsured, and local elected officials in support of a "Medicare for All" solution to the health care crisis. The growing severity of the health care crisis has brought together over 40 grassroots organizations in Massachusetts for an impressive -- and unusual -- showing of political unity.



SHOTS ARE FIRED AT TREESITTERS OVER WEEKEND

Portland, 01.09.2005 04:08

Shots were fired at both tree-sitters and their ground support within unit 43 of Sten by 4 unidentified men driving a Dodge truck outfitted for logging operations. The tree-sitters and their support managed to recover four 45-caliber shell casings at the scene of the incident... 2 activists who were fired upon will give their account of the assault. They are demanding Forest Service officials make every effort to identify and prosecute the assailants, who activists believe to be employees of the logging contractor (Freres Lumber) scheduled to log the Sten Timber Sale. The owner of Freres Lumber has a long history of conflict with forest activists in various situations over the past decade.

Activists are currently defending the Mckenzie Watershed in an effort to prevent further degradation of the area by commercial logging operations. The Mckenzie River and its tributaries are the source of drinking water for the city of Eugene and the watershed is one of the most heavily used areas for recreational purposes in Oregon.

Defenders of Oregon's forests have witnessed another act of violence. They're worried last Saturday's shooting could lead to more confrontations between environmentalists and lumber companies. KBOO'S Doug Guidi reports. (mp3 - 4min)

Reach [the Mckenzie Watershed Defenders] at blueriverface@riseup.net [ Other stories: Directions to Sten Tree-sit | Map to Sten Timber Sale | Sten tree-sit has expanded-now tree village ]



Legacy Strike: Report Back

Portland, 01.09.2005 03:08

While some people handed out flyers, others handed out refreshments, and still others marched and chanted. I wandered around and talked to numerous workers, including one woman who has worked as a unit secretary at Emanuel for 36 years... Supported by SEIU local 49, the demands of the workers are simple: They want fair, decent wages. In addition, they want to be assured that staffing levels at the hospital are adequate to meet the needs of patients, and they would like to be able to afford healthcare for their own families. Startlingly, many Legacy workers are unable to afford healthcare for their families, even though they are working at a hospital. [ Comment: "Only 17% of Legacy's SEIU represented workers actually have health insurance. The rest cannot afford it. As noted above, they are only making about $12 an hour, and are expected to pay out-of-pocket the enormous, gouging prices for corporate healthcare." ]

Workers initially asked for a 6% raise, in order to bring their wages in line with those of other hospitals. After intense bargaining, the union compromised, dropping its demand to 4%. However, Legacy Emanuel refused to meet even this demand, holding firm to a 2.5% offer. This parsimonious offering is difficult to understand, given that Legacy just shelled out a 59% raise to its CEO, Robert Pallari (503-415-5600). No, not 5.9%, but 59%. This increase brought Mr. Pallari's annual salary up to a staggering $2.2 million... in stark contrast to the average wage for the striking workers of Local 49. They make just about $12 per hour, or around $22,000 a year.



Channel X: Two Asses in a Row

Urbana-Champaign, 01.09.2005 02:08

And we all know how two asses can produce a lot of gas...



Visibilidade Lésbica

Brasil, 01.09.2005 02:07

SEXUALIDADE



Paro y Movilizacion universitario.

Argentina, 01.09.2005 00:37

Miercoles 31 de Agosto de 2005 | En defensa de la educación pública y gratuita.
6ta. semana de Paro y movilización en la UNC.



Crawford peace camp caravan to make stop in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma, 31.08.2005 23:37

TONIGHT --- Wednesday, August 31 Crawford Peace Camp Caravan to Washington, DC STOPPING in OKLAHOMA CITY South Steps of State Capitol Gather at 7:30 pm TO WELCOME MOTOR HOME from “Camp Casey” (8 pm?) (just got info they left at 2 pm from Camp Casey) This will be the “North Leg” of 3 caravans from “Camp Casey” to Washington, DC. Some 10 travellers from Camp Casey will arrive at the State Capitol South Steps around 8 pm. Some travellers have been at “Camp Casey” in Crawford, TX, for two weeks or longer to support Cindy Sheehan’s vigil there. - - Iraq War Veteran Cody Camacho (mother lives in Norman, OK) - - Vietnam Veteran Patrick Miller (Vetarans For Peace) - - plus eight others “From Crawford to Washington, DC) No candles Please No food please. Help Keep the Capitol Steps Clean TONIGHT --- Wednesday, August 31 Crawford Peace Camp Caravan to Washington, DC STOPPING in OKLAHOMA CITY South Steps of State Capitol Gather at 7:30 pm TO WELCOME MOTOR HOME from “Camp Casey” (8 pm?) (just got info they left at 2 pm from Camp Casey) This will be the “North Leg” of 3 caravans from “Camp Casey” to Washington, DC. Some 10 travellers from Camp Casey will arrive at the State Capitol South Steps around 8 pm. Some travellers have been at “Camp Casey” in Crawford, TX, for two weeks or longer to support Cindy Sheehan’s vigil there. - - Iraq War Veteran Cody Camacho (mother lives in Norman, OK) - - Vietnam Veteran Patrick Miller (Vetarans For Peace) - - plus eight others “From Crawford to Washington, DC) No candles Please No food please. Help Keep the Capitol Steps Clean



2. pilav günü

Istanbul, 31.08.2005 22:38

Vicdani Retçiler, 2. Geleneksel Pilav Günü'nde buluşuyor.



New San Diego Indymedia Editorial Policy

San Diego, 31.08.2005 22:08

Today we are releasing our new editorial policy, written by the San Diego Indymedia Editorial Collective. This editorial policy is inspired by our mission statement, the Chicago Indymedia Editorial Policy and the Global Indymedia Principles of Unity.

Please give us your comments and feedback about this policy. As our mission statement says, we are committed to using media production and distribution as a tool for promoting social and economic justice in San Diego County. It is our goal to give voice to those people under-represented in the mainstream media. We hope to hear back from the broader San Diego community that is working for social justice and to know what you think of our editorial policy and our editorial work up to now.

Also, if you would like to join Indymedia to help create the media revolution to make revolution a reality, check out our how to participate page.



Milwaukee school board votes to educate about military recruitment

Madison, 31.08.2005 21:07

On August 25 the Milwaukee School Board voted to increase awareness in the school district and provide more information to parents about the “opt-out” provision in the “No Child Left Behind” act. The administration also pledged to review the activities of the military recruiters...It will now be up to the counter-recruitment movement to hold the board accountable and to see to it that real action is taken.




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