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11 de Septiembre de 2005



Upcoming Conferences Offer Chances to Get Involved

Philadelphia, 11.09.2005 14:38

Three upcoming conferences in Philadelphia over the next several weeks offer Philly residents a chance to get involved in issues that have a profound effect on our media and environmental landscape. See below for more info on these important forums.

National Association of Broadcasters, Sep 21 – 23 | NAMAC Conference, Sep 28-Oct 2 | Earth Charter Summit Oct 7 – 8 |



Christiana

Istanbul, 11.09.2005 10:38

Christiana saldırı altında



Dissent

Perth, 11.09.2005 09:38

NVDA Peace Activist to be Deported



scott parkin

Houston, 11.09.2005 08:07

Scott Parkin Detained in Australia



Fresno Marches Against Military Recruiters

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.09.2005 07:37

A march and rally of around 50 was held in downtown Fresno today (September 10, 2005) to encourage students to "opt-out" of being contacted by military recruiters. Organizers for the march said that under The No Child Left Behind Act public schools are obligated to furnish the contact information of students to the federal government for use by military recruiters. At the rally in front of the Navy recruiting center, participants were told that many students and parents may not know they have the legal option of opting out by signing a form requesting that the school administration not supply their personal contact information for military recruitment purposes. Schools are not financially penalized for informing students and parents that they have the right to opt out from being contacted by military recruiters. Pictures and full report here.



The Surreal Scene of Dome City: HOUSTON

Portland, 11.09.2005 06:39

On September 9, myself and two other west coast IMCistas arrived in Houston, Texas to help provide independent media coverage from Houston and other communities. Our first stop was the Astrodome and surrounding buildings. There are about 10,000 people now living in these buildings, which are now being called "Dome City."

The scene in the Astrodome is almost unreal. There are thousands of people sleeping in close proximity. Many people are trying to get in contact with loved ones, but there does not seem to be a practical way to facilitate this. There seems to be very little organization, plenty of unanswered questions and almost no information about what the future holds for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

read the full article | see more photos
AUDIO: Interview from 'Dome City' with Joseph Bijou of New Orleans: On September 10, I met Joseph Bijou from the 70122 zip code of New Orleans, Louisiana. Joesph had just finished getting a haircut at the makeshift barber shop setup inside the Astrodome of Houston, Texas. (27:57 minutes / 12.8 MB) read more | download audio



Ordenan desalojar Ñande Reta

Argentina, 11.09.2005 03:37

Viernes 9 de septiembre 2005 | Llegó la carta de desalojo
Ordenan desalojar Ñande Reta



A Southern US Anarchist Statement on the Gulf Coast Disaster

Tennessee, 11.09.2005 02:08

As many as 20,000 people have been abandoned in the New Orleans Convention Center with no resources and no anticipated relief. Meanwhile, National Guard units with submachine guns and body armor prevent people from taking necessary food from places where it would otherwise go to waste, and call it "urban warfare." Under capitalism, there is no such thing as "natural" disasters; horrible and unavoidable events are exacerbated by the callous acts of the ruling class. Examples include: the Irish potato famine of the 19th century, and the Somalian of the 20th, where food was taken by imperialist countries, like Britain and the US, instead of being used to save the starving population; the more recent hurricane disasters in Haiti shortly after the U.S. ousted the only government which might have marshaled any aid to the Haitian people and replaced it with a military junta; the tsunami disaster, which was aggravated by years of IMF and World Bank domination in the region that resulted in severe underdevelopment; and the present situation in the Gulf Coast.



End Discrimination

Worcester, 10.09.2005 23:38

Help End Housing Discrimination in Worcester



culturaviva

Puerto Rico, 10.09.2005 20:38

Sobre el futuro de la televisión pública: Ni trinchera ni botín



pnud

Colombia, 10.09.2005 20:07

ROMPER BARRERA DE INEQUIDAD, INFORME 2005



Desalojo en Temuco

Argentina, 10.09.2005 19:37

Viernes 9 de Septiembre 2005 | UNIVERSITARIOS DEL HOGAR LAS ENCINAS
Brutal desalojo de estudiantes mapuche en Temuco



End Homelessness

Worcester, 10.09.2005 18:38

Community Group Says "Let's End Homelessness in Worcester"



siga el baile

Argentina, 10.09.2005 16:07



Local Man Tased, Shot, and Killed by Campbell Police

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.09.2005 15:07

Steven L. Fountain, who was known online as slf, was killed by police in Campbell, California (near San Jose) on Wednesday, September 7th. He was 24 years old, and the father of a young child. A friend of his says, "Steven was a computer systems administrator and programmer. Kind, quirky, and energetic..." He maintained the dreamscape.org web site. Up the River, Steven's blog, includes photos, poetry, and digital art that he created in the last months of his life.
br />Police had been called to a Motel 6 in Campbell because a man was reportedly standing on the balcony, screaming. When police arrived, they said, they saw Steven Fountain on the balcony, holding a knife. They allegedly told him to drop the knife, but they say that he kept holding it and stepped towards them. They used a TASER on him, and police said that when he continued to advance, he was shot. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. Read more | Indybay's Police State Page



Police In Haiti ArrestFlashpoints' Kevin Pina And Another Journalist

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.09.2005 13:37

International journalist and Flashpoints Radio correspondent, Kevin Pina, was arrested at about 5:00 PM on Friday September 9th according to Jean Ristil, another Haitian reporter, who was arrested shortly after he reported on the situation from St. Claire's Church in the Delmas district. Haitian Lawyers Leadership chair, Marguerite Laurent, Esq., stated that Kevin Pina is in "extreme danger" and concerned people should call the U.S. Embassy ( 011-509-222-0200 / 011-509-222-0354 / 011-509-223-4711 from USA ) and demand his release and safety.

Heavily armed and masked SWAT members of The Police Nationale d'Haiti (PNH) had arrived at Rev. Fr. Gerard Jean-Juste's church to serve a search warrant Friday with a juge d'instruction and juge de paix. The PNH were ostensibly "searching for weapons" at the church where 600 - 800 children are fed. Many children were present when the SWAT police began destroying the rector. Pina and Restil had arrived separately after they were called by members of St. Claire's.

Kevin Pina began questioning the government officials as to why they were destroying the church property and was arrested. "You're nothing but a troublemaker! Your friends in California are always causing us trouble ..." claimed the officials as they put Pina under arrest. Reporter Jean Ristil was present during this and was reporting the scene to Marguerite Laurent when he said that he couldn't talk anymore and was also arrested.

Pina and Restil are being held in a small cell with approximately 7 other men. Pina was able to give the following description of events:
"We went to cover the PNH search of Fr. Jean-Juste's church for guns. The police were clearly initmidating the boys in the presbytery. I scaled a wall to enter the compound, but a policeman outside said nothing to stop me from doing so, and I would have stopped had he done so. I also have an open invitation from both Fr. Jean-Juste and the priest who has been conducting the feeding program while Jean-Juste is in prison to come to the church as I please.
"When both Jean and I had scaled the wall the judge of instruction supervising the police operation began screaming at me, saying that I was a foreign terrorist and with Lavalas. He told the police to take my camera, which I would not let them do. I told them that before they did anything else I wanted to see a representative of my embassy. They then handcuffed me and put me in the back of a police car. Now the judge claimed I hit him. I have been covering Haiti since 1989 and I have never raised my hands to anyone in authority, and would never do so."

Read More | Demand Release of Kevin Pina and Jean Ristil | HaitiAction.net | Flashpoints



Police In Haiti Arrest Flashpoints' Kevin Pina And Another Journalist

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.09.2005 13:37

International journalist and Flashpoints Radio correspondent, Kevin Pina, was arrested at about 5:00 PM on Friday September 9th according to Jean Ristil, another Haitian reporter, who was arrested shortly after he reported on the situation from St. Claire's Church in the Delmas district. Haitian Lawyers Leadership chair, Marguerite Laurent, Esq., stated that Kevin Pina is in "extreme danger" and concerned people should call the U.S. Embassy ( 011-509-222-0200 / 011-509-222-0354 / 011-509-223-4711 from USA ) and demand his release and safety.
Read More On Indybay's Haiti Page



Tre Arrow Moved to Victoria BC

Portland, 10.09.2005 10:38

Hello to all, it's Tre. I've been moved to VIRCC (Wilkie) in Victoria, BC. This is the centre I was initially held before being transferred to Vancouver. I am happy to be back here, as this facility offers many advantages over North Fraser. For the first time in almost a year and a half, I have been able to get my feet in the grass, and the sun directly on my skin without any tint or fence between myself and grandfather sun. I have been able to receive fresh air through the window in the cell I'm being held. The cell faces south, therefore I can receive grandfather's rays in the cell much of the day.

The transition has been a little bit difficult and I am trying to get settled here in my new home. I am grateful for the administration accommodating my diet and working with me to make this transition bearable.

new contact+visit info >>

[ Tre's new address & Peter Young/ Leece 5/Danae Kelley/Fiona Cresswell updates | Tre Arrow Legal Defense website ]



Hurricane survivors not coming to Portland; Mayor Potter speaks out for local homeless

Portland, 10.09.2005 10:38

The city was going to host two more training sessions today at the Multnomah County Building located at SE Hawthorne and SE Grand from 12-2pm and then again at 6-8pm. These training sessions were set up to give an opportunity for volunteers to get the information they need to be a "greeter" at the airport. This was also the time the city was going to give people ID badges and also run background checks on folks interested in participating. I was intending to go to the 12noon event, essentially to get it over with, however, decided that going after work would be more convenient.

I decided to check the City website to see what the status was of the folks that were soon to be arriving. In big red letters at the top, it stated that people were unlikely to arrive.

read more >>Racism of Portlanders exposed at neighborhood meeting
...[A] state worker and close friend of mine, who attended Buckman Community meeting last night found it unbearable to hear that this "open minded, forward moving" community made it very clear at the two hour meeting that they do NOT want these residents in their neighborhood. Well then, they can rest in peace now and i, personally I am hopeful the residents will find a home closer to their own in a neighborhood with open arms. read more >>



Policia impide manifestación contra Bush

Argentina, 10.09.2005 08:07

Viernes 9 de septiembre de 2005 | PESE AL ANUNCIO OFICIAL
La Policía impide movilización contra Bush a Plaza de Mayo



Policía impide movilización contra Bush

Argentina, 10.09.2005 08:07

Viernes 9 de septiembre de 2005 | PESE AL ANUNCIO OFICIAL
La Policía impide movilización contra Bush a Plaza de Mayo



West Coast IMCistas Report From Houston

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.09.2005 08:07

On September 9th, several reporters working with West Coast Indymedias arrived in Houston to help provide independent media coverage from Houston and other communities. Their first stop was the Astrodome and surrounding buildings.

There are about 10,000 people now living in these buildings, sleeping in close proximity. Many people are trying to get in contact with loved ones, but there does not seem to be a practical way to facilitate this. There seems to be very little organization, plenty of unanswered questions and almost no information about what the future holds. Some clothing and food is being provided to people, however the food is very low in nutritional value and much of the clothing is inadequate. Many people here have health conditions which are not being cared to. For example, many folks are diabetic, yet most of the food being offered is full of sugar, such as donuts and twinkies. One man said he was able to drive his family out of New Orleans before the Hurricane struck. He had been at Astrodome in Houston for about a week. He was happy that he was able to leave New Orleans with his family, but was now almost out of money and was unsure of what was going to happen next. He was waiting in line for a Red Cross Debit Credit worth $2,000. He waited in line yesterday for this debit card, but then FEMA and the Red Cross stopped handing out cards.

Read More (With Photos) | Santa Cruz Resident Aids Katrina Survivors | Houston Indymedia | FEMA to halt debit cards | Long lines, confusion over cash aid | Plan to Move Astrodome Evacuees on Hold | Inside a FEMA Detainment Camp | More Indybay Katrina Coverage On Indybay's Poverty Page



Week 10/9/2005

Antwerpen, 10.09.2005 06:37

Lees de stadsgeheimen



Voices from NOLA

Houston, 10.09.2005 06:07

Voices from New Orleans



profiteering

Houston, 10.09.2005 06:07

Like Vultures to Carrion: Corporate profiteering in the Gulf Coast



West Coast IMCistas Report From Houston

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.09.2005 06:07

On September 9th, Bradley from Santa Cruz Indymedia and two other west coast IMCistas arrived in Houston, Texas to help provide independent media coverage from Houston and other communities. Their first stop was the Astrodome and surrounding buildings.

There are about 10,000 people now living in these buildings, which are now being called "Dome City." The scene in the Astrodome is almost unreal. There are thousands of people sleeping in close proximity. Many people are trying to get in contact with loved ones, but there does not seem to be a practical way to facilitate this. There seems to be very little organization, plenty of unanswered questions and almost no information about what the future holds for Hurricane Katrina survivors. Some clothing and food is being provided to people, however the food is very low in nutritional value and much of the clothing is inadequate. Many people here have health conditions which are not being cared to. For example, many folks are diabetic, yet most of the food being offered is full of sugar, such as donuts and twinkies.

One man said he was able to drive his family out of New Orleans before the Hurricane struck. He had been at Astrodome in Houston for about a week. He was happy that he was able to leave New Orleans with his family, but was now almost out of money and was unsure of what was going to happen next. He was waiting in line for a Red Cross Debit Credit worth $2,000. He waited in line yesterday for this debit card, but then FEMA and the Red Cross stopped handing out cards. Many people waited in line and had nothing to show for their time spent waiting. People do not know what the future may hold... that people do not know what tomorrow holds.... that people do not know what will happen today... the people have no idea what will happen with the line they are again waiting in.

Photos | Santa Cruz Resident Aids Katrina Survivors | Houston Indymedia | FEMA to halt debit cards | Long lines, confusion over cash aid | Plan to Move Astrodome Evacuees on Hold | Inside a FEMA Detainment Camp



profiteering

Houston, 10.09.2005 04:37

Like Vultures to Carrion: Corporate profiteering in the Gulf Coast



marcha

Argentina, 10.09.2005 03:37

Viernes 9 | MOVILIZACIÓN EN LA CIUDAD
Muchas luchas, una marcha



Protests Against DSEi Arms Fair

United Kingdom, 10.09.2005 02:07

A week of protests against DSEi (Europe's largest arms fair) has started. The much criticised arms fair runs from 13-16th September in London's East End docklands and is held every two years. This year condemnation of the arms fair has also come from Newham Borough Council and the Mayor of Newham. Events against the arms fair include two counter conferences, press briefings, direct action trainings, a Reclaim the Streets Party, candlelit vigils, marches and blockades.

On Thursday 8th anti arms trade campaigners paid a visit to the offices of DSEi organisers Reed Elsevier in Kidlington, Oxford, to raise awareness of the companies involvement in organising and promoting the arms fair. See [report and pictures] [video] Also see The Lancet Medical Journal Attacks its Owners Reed Elsevier
Corporate Watch on Reed Elsevier | CAAT on Reed Elsevier [Reed Leaflet + Action]

Background to DSEi:
"DSEi Arms Fair 2005: The global arms trade comes to London" In depth 30 page CAAT report (pdf)
SchNEWS on DSEi | The Arms Fair is Coming to Town - Red Pepper article
Indymedia DSEi Protest Archives [2003 | 2001 - incomplete]

Website Links: Disarm DSEi - www.dsei.org | Campaign Against The Arms Trade | CAATs Armsfairs.Com
Newham Opposition to War and Racism | RTS - www.disarm-trade.org | Mobilising The Mediators

Also see: Caterpillar products to be exhibited at DSEi 2005 | War on Want's 'Caterpillar the Alternative Report' (pdf)
The UK government and arms trade corruption | Parallel Markets: Corruption in the International Arms Trade
Control Arms Campaign | Anti-DSEi Graffiti | Anti-DSEi Stencil Art



Fundraisers &amp; Activism Related to Katrina Relief in the DC Area

DC, 10.09.2005 01:07

Post your Katrina Relief events here:



La Policía impide movilización contra bush a Plaza de Mayo

Argentina, 10.09.2005 00:37

Viernes 9 de septiembre de 2005 | PESE AL ANUNCIO OFICIAL
La Policía impide movilización contra Bush a Plaza de Mayo



Allanamiento en Temuko

Argentina, 10.09.2005 00:37



Ordenan desalojar Ñande Reta

Argentina, 10.09.2005 00:37

Viernes 9 de septiembre 2005 | Llegó la carta de desalojo
Ordenan desalojar Ñande Reta



Local Man Tased, Shot, and Killed by Campbell Police

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.09.2005 00:37

Steven L. Fountain, who was known online as slf, was killed by police in Campbell, California (near San Jose) on Wednesday, September 7th. He was 24 years old, and the father of a young child. A friend of his says, "Steven was a computer systems administrator and programmer. Kind, quirky, and energetic..." He maintained the dreamscape.org web site. Up the River, Steven's blog, includes photos, poetry, and digital art that he created in the last months of his life.
br />Police had been called to a Motel 6 in Campbell because a man was reportedly standing on the balcony, screaming. When police arrived, they said, they saw Steven Fountain on the balcony, holding a knife. They allegedly told him to drop the knife, but they say that he kept holding it and stepped towards them. They used a TASER on him, and police said that when he continued to advance, he was shot. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. Read more



Golf consome 60% da água no Algarve!

Portugal, 09.09.2005 23:07

Golf consome 60% da água no Algarve!



Mujer

Colombia, 09.09.2005 22:37

Mis derechos no se negocian



How you can help relief efforts at Fort Gruber

Oklahoma, 09.09.2005 19:37

A Personal Account from Fellow TPF activist Rae! Hurricane Katrina MisLeadership Refugees in OK need help, here's what you can do. Here's a personal account which touched my heart from fellow tulsa peace fellowship activist Rae Weese Hurricane Katrina MisLeadership Refugees in OK need help, here's what you can do. Here's a personal account which touched my heart from fellow tulsa peace fellowship activist Rae Weese Hurricane Katrina MisLeadership Refugees in OK need help, here's what you can do. Here's a personal account which touched my heart from fellow tulsa peace fellowship activist Rae Weese Hello Friends and Family: Just wanted to share a bit about Camp Gruber. Dennis and I, as Red Cross Disaster Action Team Volunteers, worked there from 1:00 p.m. Saturday through 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Those sixteen hours were an eye opener. Thirty-nine buses of evacuees started arriving around 10:00 p.m., about 2,000 people of every age and walk of life. First they were triaged by doctors and nurses, with some going to area hospitals. I heard that their were a few deaths before the buses reached us, but I haven't confirmed that. The ones that needed minor treatment or could wait until the next day were registered and assigned to a dorm, a former army barracks. Dennis headed up a men's dorm where he eventually helped about 240 men find a place to stay. I headed the women with special needs dorm, elderly women, women with mobility problems, and other health issues. Our mission was to reassure them, get them fed, showered, in clean clothes, and in bed. What our actual major mission turned out to be was to listen, cry, and hug. In my own experience, I and my helpers welcomed each woman to our dorm, helped her shower, got her some clean clothes and a plate of hot lasagna, and let her pick out which bed she wanted. As we brought each woman into the room they were just amazed that these metal army beds with clean white sheets were for their use. They had a difficult time realizing that we asked nothing of them but to let us get them some fresh clothing and something to eat. Most would not sit down on the bed until they had a shower, and several were reluctant to exit that warm shower. You see, some of these people had been on that bus for several days, and none had bathed since last Monday or Tuesday. They had waded and swam through that contaminated water up to their necks, cut holes in roofs to escape their homes (60 and 70 year old women), slept out of doors on top of bridges, inside and outside of the Super Dome, and had generally survived in conditions that we can't even imagine, and seen things that I don't care to repeat. They wanted to talk. We listened. And listened. And cried. They stories they told were horrendous, and I will never forget their words and faces. I sit crying as I type these words. But almost to the last one, they had tales of courage, and hope, of people helping each other, or of funny things they encountered. These strangers to each other chose beds next to new friends and shared what they had left of their lives. The fortunate ones had a garbage bag with a few pieces of soiled clothing. Some had only the small toiletry bag issued to them when they arrived. Each thing was so precious to them and they expressed so much gratitude for what we, as Oklahoman's were doing. They were so thankful to be in a safe, secure place, until they can figure out what to do now. They were concerned for us and telling us that we looked tired and needed to rest. Some of these people will only be there a few days, just needing to be in one location long enough to notify friends and relatives were they are so that they can be taken in. Others might take longer. Most not only lost all of their possessions, and sometimes family, they no longer have jobs to go to since the city will not be functioning in the foreseeable future. They must find work to be able to support their families again. These buses had been turned away from several locations on their way to us. The Tulsa Red Cross had a little over a day to mobilize and find a place for these displaced people. A couple of ladies told me that they didn't like Texas (actually that is an understatement) and that the people were mean to them and wouldn't let them stay. And then one lady told of a man outside of Dallas that saw the buses and bought a breakfast for each and every one of them. They could not stop talking. It was 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning before the last one finally went to bed. You didn't need to say much, just listen, pat a shoulder, hold a hand, or give a hug. One woman was kind of quiet and I went over to sit on her bed, during a not-so-busy moment, and tried to get her to talk to me. She started telling me that she hadn't spoken with her 8 year old grandson since Monday. She said that he knew her cell phone number and that all of the family had been coordinating with a sister in another state, but that no one had heard from this little boy, and then she broke down in tears. As we stood there with arms around each other crying, I tried to give her what reassurances that I could, telling her that one of the things the Red Cross does best is reuniting family members. I only hope I have told her the truth. I watched people, old, young, families, and a few pets, standing in line for clean, new, and used clothing for hours, finally coming away with new flip-flops, a t-shirt or two and some shorts or pants. As I walked by this block long line while picking up some things for my women, I tried to take a moment to smile and say a few kinds words to many. This was their first impression of our state and they kept commenting on how nice and friendly we were. I told them that they were now honorary Oklahomans so they had better get used to it. Dennis's experiences were similar to mine but with many more people, and some angry over all that they had endured. I think that he handled things in an expert way, diffusing volatile situations with kind words that they hadn't heard from anyone in many days. He said that when he spoke softly and kindly to them he could see the anger and despair drain from their faces. He listened to many of their tragic stories and empathized as much as he could. We bought some baseballs on the way to Braggs and when he would see someone starting to get upset he would throw them a baseball or football to them and their faces would light up that someone was giving them something to do and entrusting them with a possession for that dorm to share. I know that I've written a lot, so I will try to get to my point. Maybe I just needed to tell you some of these things. What the Red Cross DOES NOT need: Clothing and food Don't clean out your closet and donate your baby blue polyester Leisure Suit. No one wants it. What the Red Cross DOES need: Money and volunteers The volunteers are generally working 12 hour shifts, but they will take you for whatever time that you have to spare and put you to productive work. MAKE A DONATION: You can call the Tulsa Area Chapter at 831-1100 to volunteer or donate money or go online to www.tulsaredcross.org. Checks may be mailed to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, PO Box 995, Tulsa, OK 74182-0001. Remember that you can designate that you want your money to go to the Quatrain Disaster, Fort Gruber, or you can just donate generally. The reason for this is that even though they need money for the disaster, they still have to meet the needs of their other clients, such as house fires and other local people that need to be taken care of. With money, they can buy the exact things that they need rather than have things given to them that they can't use. DONATE BLOOD. Blood is always at a premium. You can donate blood every 56 days and it takes about an hour. I know. I do that very thing every two months. Blood has a shelf life, so what is given at a certain time will have to be replenished after so many weeks. There are two locations to donate in Tulsa, on Memorial between 71st and 81st street and on 11th street and highway 169. You can call 831-1100 to make an appointment or just walk in. There is usually very little waiting. A few small things that some asked for that could probably be contributed, but call the Red Cross to make arrangements: Board games, cards, good books, late issue magazines and newspapers - These people will need something to do. Sports equipment, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, Nerf balls, etc. (for the adults, the kids have lots of toys) - Same reason as above Some of the older women asked for crochet hooks and yarn, nail clippers, shower caps. NEW men's athletic shoes, especially in larger sizes, 9 - 13, they can probably use several hundred pair (does anyone know of shoes stores with last years styles that they would donate?) NEW shower shoes - flip flops, again, several hundred pair (most people had sores and cuts on their feet that have to be treated from wading through nasty water. Thanks for listening to me. Rae Weese scarlett_rnw@yahoo.com  



FEMA Detainment Camp in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma, 09.09.2005 19:07

What Is Going on at Falls Creek? This report claims that Hurricane Katrina survivors are being detained at a camp in Falls Creek, OK. The source is dubious, so I'm wondering whether anybody else can corroborate any of the claims. This report claims that Hurricane Katrina survivors are being detained at a camp in Falls Creek, OK. The source is dubious, so I'm wondering whether anybody else can corroborate any of the claims. This report claims that Hurricane Katrina survivors are being detained at a camp in Falls Creek, OK. The source is dubious, so I'm wondering whether anybody else can corroborate any of the claims.  



Aktionstag Hartz-Schluss am 5. September

Germany, 09.09.2005 14:37

Am Montag, 5. September 2005 fand ein dezentraler Aktionstag "Hartz-Schluss" in mehr als 50 Städten statt. Dieser bundesweite Aktionstag wurde im Juli beim Sozialforum in Erfurt beschlossen. Es fanden neben den Montagsdemonstrationen viele verschiedene Aktionen statt.

labournet | "die" soziale Bewegung | Ein Jahr Proteste gegen Hartz IV



Bristolians Under Seige by Israeli Army

Bristol, 09.09.2005 14:07

BREAKING NEWS:BRISTOL ISM under seige in Bil'in BREAKING NEWS:BRISTOL ISM under seige in Bil'in UPDATE: by bristolism @ Friday, Sep. 09, 2005 - 08:39 - No further explosions. Sirens and drums continue to fight it out for control of our ears but the soldiers are not attempting to enter the house. Apparently, the demonstation is now also on the street. Tear gas and further sound bombs have been fired and there are reports that a Palestinian man has been injured. Another explosion has just gone off. Please call the British Embassy in Tel Avivi on (00) (972) (3) 725 1222. Tell them that five British Nationals are in Bil'in at the inviation of he local people and that the Israeli army has them under siege in a house the in the centre of the village. Astrid writes on behalf of Bristol ISM people: Right now (Friday 6:16 GMT) we are under siege in a house in the West Bank village of Bil'in. The siege is now entering its third hour...... There are soldiers armed with rifles, batons, sound grenades and teargas launchers taking up positions around the house and they demand hat we leave. In addition, a small UN car with one occupant has been sighted in the village as has a military ambulance. We do not know how many soldiers there are. We were invited to the Bil'in, along with scores of Israeli, Palestinian and International Activists to take part in a massive protest against the seizure of this village's lands by the Annexation wall. The village has been demonstarting continuously since December 2004, in the face of ever greater violence and harasment from the Occupying Forces. This demo was supposed to mark their determination to continue non-violently resisting the occupation and the wall after the Army invaded the village last week to prevent the demonstartion from taking place....They will not drive us from this village to which we were invited, nor will they crush the peaceful resistance to their violent wall. Full Article. | BREAKING NEWS:BRISTOL ISM under seige in Bil'in | bristol-ism.blog.co.uk | ISM Main Site |



Social Issues

Manila, 09.09.2005 13:08

The Streets, Battleground for Systemic Change Protestors Called



New Orleans

Istanbul, 09.09.2005 13:08

Felaket sonrası New Orleans’ta durum gittikçe kötüleşiyor



Local unions still working together

Boston, 09.09.2005 13:07

While Boston labor activists hobnobbed with politicians and civic leaders during the annual Labor Day Breakfast, a contingent from Service Employees International Union Local 615 headed to Providence to join a massive demonstration aimed at organizing janitors. SEIU President Rocio Saenz fired up a crowd of about 300 labor activists before leading them on a march through downtown Providence and blocking a busy intersection. Saenz was led away by police officers, but not before she fired up downtown Providence with union slogans and fiery oratory. “It’s so important that we have an organizing agenda,” Saenz said, explaining SEIU’s drive to unionize janitors. “The unions need to have a stronger voice.” It was SEUI’s insistence on organizing and expanding membership that ultimately pulled the union away from the AFL-CIO this summer. Along with SEIU, the Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers also broke from the nation’s largest federation of unions.



Expert rebuts Oldbury defence: will it shut next year?

Bristol, 09.09.2005 11:07

Nuclear? No Thanks! Shut Oldbury Campaign Press release Expert rebuts Oldbury defence: will it shut next year? A top independent nuclear consultant has rebutted as nonsense the regulators' comments that Oldbury's reactor cores will stay safe as long as they are not exposed to higher extremes of radiation....... he explains: with Oldbury progressing beyond the previous levels of graphite depletion, particularly at the higher in-core pressure at Oldbury, the safety case crucially depends upon projecting and extrapolating old data into the unknown Shut Oldbury Campaign Press release Expert rebuts Oldbury defence: will it shut next year? A top independent nuclear consultant has rebutted as nonsense the regulators' comments that Oldbury's reactor cores will stay safe as long as they are not exposed to higher extremes of radiation. On Monday's BBC West documentary 'Inside Out West' and ITV West's 'TV Eye' on Tuesday, a Government nuclear inspector made the claim, adding Oldbury must keep its damaged reactor core within prescribed radiation limits. But John Large has replied that it is not just high radiation levels but also high pressure inside the reactor which degrades the crucial graphite material. He also suggested that Oldbury has reached the point in time after which there is no supporting data so the nuclear safety case becomes unsubstantiated with respect to the structural performance of the weakening graphite core. He explains "Up until this stage, the power station operator and the regulators could refer to the graphite characteristics taken from the early Harwell experimental reactors and from the older Magnox power stations, applying these characterics to the Oldbury strength and stability calculations. Now, with Oldbury progressing beyond the previous levels of graphite depletion, particularly at the higher in-core pressure at Oldbury, the safety case crucially depends upon projecting and extrapolating old data into the unknown." He added: "The ever secretive NII seems to be now assuming a linear relationship between the graphite density and its structural performance, with the strength reducing progressively with loss of graphite mass - this is an absurd model that defies common sense in order to eke out the commercial life of this nuclear power station." "The concern here is that not only is the graphite core in weakened state, the further degradation now being permitted by the regulator may result in a change in the structural way in which the graphite core performs as a whole. This is the 'cliff edge' situation that the regulator denies, although there is nothing in the technical papers obtained by the Shut Oldbury Campaign to demonstrate conclusively that this could not happen with potential disastrous radiological consequences. As we have seen from the New Orleans natural disaster, evacuating the nearby city of Bristol after a massive leak of radiation would be impractical before many people were radioactively contaminated ." The row has emerged following the release of Oldbury safety documents under the Freedom of Information Act to the Shut Oldbury campaign and passed on to the BBC and John Large. These show a consistent concern on the part of the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate over the safety of reactor one during its recent very prolonged inspection. Oldbury was described as the worst UK reactor in terms of the depletion of its graphite reactor core. Samples analysed in December showed the worst affected graphite bricks were depleted by over a third* of their original weight. A Manchester University engineering paper, commissioned by the NII, concluded that with 35 percent weight loss the bricks' load-bearing capacity was reduced to 15 percent of their original strength. Out of forty four samples of the graphite material drilled out of the reactor core by remote means, exactly half were diminished by thirty percent or more. All samples showed worse than 21 percent weight loss. BNFL predicted 37 percent depletion by the end of 2005. Graphite depletion at the lower pressure Hinkley Point 'A' reactor was just 11 percent when it closed in 2000 due to steel corrosion. Up to a month before the inspectors gave permission for the reactor to be restarted and seven months into its 'outage' or inspection, they were writing to BNFL saying they were not convinced about its safety and worried about a 'cliff-edge' scenario where the now porous graphite material might suddenly collapse or crack. But their argument suddenly petered out and permission was given with no apparent explanation of their change of position. Movement of the bricks could lead to localised overheating and 'clad-melt' where the magnesium alloy protective covering to the uranium fuel would be destroyed. A BNFL chief in a Nuclear Safety Committee argued that: "the extreme event is tolerable on the basis of its radiological impact". However John Large has predicted that a meltdown is possible. He said: "A fuel fire could rage for two to three days. The filters would burn out under pressure and release massive amounts of radiation. Jim Duffy, spokesman for the Shut Oldbury campaign, said: "Oldbury chiefs say they regularly inspect the reactor. But they can't inspect all the fuel channels as it would take five years to unload the fuel. The inspectors pointed to local overheating reported in the outside areas of the reactor not covered by the minimal inspections shown in the documents. BNFL concede there may be cracks in the core. Scarily they don't know what they don't know." ITV West probed further the damage to Oldbury's reactor core on Tuesday in 'West Eye View'. The Nuclear Installations Inspectorate spokesman said that Oldbury reactor 1 must have a more robust safety case next year when it reaches 35% depletion, and reactor 2 is already at that point therefor a more rigorous case is needed in order to restart it. Interestingly the station manager could not confirm BNFL's previous repeated assertions that Oldbury will continue to operate till 2008. Off-camera the NII press officer had more directly told ITV that Oldbury will shut next year. Jim Duffy 7th September 2005 Shut Oldbury Campaign Stop Hinkley 01984 632109 / 07968 974805 - Call or email for 5 page referenced report John Large, Large & Associates: 0208 317 2860 / 07971 088086 See website for diagram explaining Oldbury reactor core: www.largeassociates.com * Worst graphite brick sample 33.8% depleted: "Oldbury Reactor 1 Weight Loss Measurements on Trepanned Graphite Samples Obtained at the 2004 Outage"



BREAKING NEWS:BRISTOL ISM under seige in Bil'in

Bristol, 09.09.2005 10:37

Right now (Friday 6:16 GMT) we are under siege in a house in the West Bank village of Bil'in. The siege is now entering its third hour. Astrid writes: Right now (Friday 6:16 GMT) we are under siege in a house in the West Bank village of Bil'in. The siege is now entering its third hour...... There are soldiers armed with rifles, batons, sound grenades and teargas launchers taking up positions around the house and they demand hat we leave. In addition, a small UN car with one occupant has been sighted in the village as has a military ambulance. We do not know how many soldiers there are. Right now (Friday 6:16 GMT) we are under siege in a house in the West Bank village of Bil'in. The siege is now entering its third hour. We were invited to the Bil'in, along with scores of Israeli, Palestinian and International Activists to take part in a massive protest against the seizure of this village's lands by the Annexation wall. The village has been demonstarting continuously since December 2004, in the face of ever greater violence and harasment from the Occupying Forces. This demo was supposed to mark their determination to continue non-violently resisting the occupation and the wall after the Army invaded the village last week to prevent the demonstartion from taking place. Internationals and Israelis began arriving last night, and stayed in two seperate houses. At approximately 3am GMT, the army declared the first house a 'Closed Military Zone' and demanded that we leave it. The army commander was tricked into allowing us to enter the other house and now we are barricaded inside with the israelis and other internationals as well as several people from the village. There are soldiers armed with rifles, batons, sound grenades and teargas launchers taking up positions around the house and they demand hat we leave. In addition, a small UN car with one occupant has been sighted in the village as has a military ambulance. We do not know how many soldiers there are. Last week, after the village was invaded, the Palestinains told the Army and the Media that if they could not demonstarte in the streets, they would demonstarte in their homes. This is what is happening now. As the IOF occupy th streets and demand that we leave the house, a demonstartion is begining on the rooftops. There are drums, banging, chanting and singing. Baners and placards which would have been carried to the village's stolen lands are to be hung from the roofs. They will not drive us from this village to which we were invited, nor will they crush the peaceful resistance to their violent wall. UPDATE:: Siege Update 2 by bristolism @ Friday, Sep. 09, 2005 - 08:39:23 No further explosions. Sirens and drums continue to fight it out for control of our ears but the soldiers are not attempting to enter the house. Apparently, the demonstation is now also on the street. Tear gas and further sound bombs have been fired and there are reports that a Palestinian man has been injured. Another explosion has just gone off. Please call the British Embassy in Tel Avivi on (00) (972) (3) 725 1222. Tell them that five British Nationals are in Bil'in at the inviation of he local people and that the Israeli army has them under siege in a house the in the centre of the village.



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Istanbul, 09.09.2005 09:08

12 Eylül'ün yasakçı zihniyeti sürüyor: Kadıköy mitingi ertelendi



Governo quer vender a água, os rios, as albufeiras, as praias e os portos de Portugal.

Portugal, 09.09.2005 08:37

Governo quer vender a água, os rios, as albufeiras, as praias e os portos de Portugal.



Counter Recruitment Efforts Kicked Off This Morning

Portland, 09.09.2005 07:37

This morning, folks passed out hundreds of leaflets at Jefferson and Madison high schools. The response at Jefferson was great, with students, teachers, and parents excited to see us there.

"It's a national shame that our youth are being lured by recruiters through false promises to fight a war based on false premises," said Annette Pritchard, the aunt of a Franklin High alumni that was killed in Iraq.

"As a student, I want my peers to know we have the legal right to "opt-out" of the recruiters' list and that there are alternatives to military service. We're exposing the misleading conduct and false promises that recruiters use to lure vulnerable students into the military," said Lila Zucker, a senior at Lincoln High School.



15 year old tased twice

Portland, 09.09.2005 07:37

While walking to my bus station at around 4:10 this afternoon, I noticed flashing lights ahead. I walked a little closer and found 2 park cars and one cop car. About 6 law officials were there at the scene looking down at the ground. I thought to myself, great another biker killed by a car. But to my surprise, I found a 15 year old crying in handcuffs. Walking closer and closer to the scene I just stood there and looked at what was going on. I looked across this young mans body and saw a zigzagged string coming from his back. Curiously, I looked to the source of where this string was coming from and saw a metal needle tip lodged in his back. The police officer told the young man that he was under 16 and was not allowed to do stuff like that. I didn't really understand what that meant.




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