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Melbourne IMC recovers from Denial of Service attack

Melbourne, 19.09.2005 15:08

Melbourne Indymedia is back



The Deportation of Scott Parkin

Melbourne, 19.09.2005 15:08

Criminalising Dissent



Abolish the Secret Police

Melbourne, 19.09.2005 15:08

ASIO and Anti-terror Laws attack Democratic Freedoms



Katrina was Environmental &amp; Social Blowback

Melbourne, 19.09.2005 15:08

Katrina was Environmental & Social Blowback



Aotearoa Indymedia is back

Aotearoa, 19.09.2005 15:08

Apologies for the long wait, readers and contributors. We're back online and hopefully more resilient to future saboteurs. The server that hosts Aotearoa Indymedia suffered from a DDOS attack, taking the machine offline. We think it was possibly directed at the anti-fascist Fight Dem Back site rather than at Indymedia Centres. Fight Dem Back has now moved to a new server. If you find any problems with the site please email us



Seabed Issue Rocks Maori MPs Foreshore

Aotearoa, 19.09.2005 15:08

From the open publishing newswire: As the final campaign week countdown began to the 2005 election, a 'beacon of remembrance' was left at a number of Maori electorate Member of Parliament offices. This is a sign that the tangata whenua, those required to elect them into office again, will not forget those that sold out over the Seabed and Foreshore fiasco last year. A nationally coordinated attack on the offices saw every MP who sat in a Maori Electorate that voted for the Seabed and Foreshore Act received the same message delivered through their front windows (while the windows were closed), stating 'sell out, we have not forgotten'. An unidentified spokesperson declared "Over 30,000 people gathered at Parliament in May to protest to the passing of the Seabed and Foreshore Act. That Act extinguished any form of customary title and allowed for the Crown to acquire our lands. "Those that represent tangata whenua in Parliament have more than just a duty, but an obligation to be the voice of those that they represent. "As tangata whenua we have a responsibility to protect this whenua. How can we do that when those that purport to represent us in Parliament refuse to acknowledge first, that the whenua is an extension of ourselves and our commitment is to protect Papatuanuku; and secondly, such a cession of sovereignty will carry detrimental consequences for many a generation to come. "This act today was a nationally coordinated attack; it was a reminder to those that we will not forget their betrayal to us as tangata whenua by siding with the political majority. "This act today was to let the sell-out MP's know that they can not ride into Parliament this election on the crude comparison of being a lesser of two evils, by stating that another party is going to treat tangata whenua worse then them. Speculation as to whether this seemingly small act of terrorism was to coincide with September 11th remains a mystery. - The Homer Simpsons



No More Deaths On Our Streets # 2

Ireland, 19.09.2005 08:37

Guns, drugs, work and the future of life in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 The Glennons are dead. The drugs live on. In response to the death of Mark Glennon, the following article appeared on the Indymedia newswire under the byline Blanch4life. While the crime reporters for the rest of the media can report breathlessly about the “westies” and the politicians and Guards can outdo each other with get tough responses, this article looks at why the trade that Mark Glennon and his brother supposedly died over took such a hold in D15 and what the celtic tiger is actually delivering for those who have jobs. People protested in Dublin this weekend at the deaths of two people left behind by our Celtic Tiger economy, and tried to find out why some citizens in the North are so alienated – who'll speak for those riding the tiger out in Blanch? From the Newswire:. So, what's the answer to all this? How do you stop young men becoming involved in gang culture? The traditional left wing answer is that the area is economically depressed, a 'blackspot', and needs more investment in jobs as well as extra Garda on the beat to combat crime. This may have been true in the 80's and even up to the mid 90's, but it is a blinkered response to the reality of Blanchardstown today. The Celtic Tiger is there in full effect... So unemployment is at an all time low, there are openings and finance for further education, and there are 05 cars parked in the driveways of council homes. Why are there still criminals in Blanchardstown? How are they making enough money to buy themselves houses, foreign holidays and fast cars? Yes, the economic situation has changed. But whats often glossed over is the nature of many of these new economy/tech sector jobs. They may provide a stable income (as long as you're not a temp or on contract - as many are) but in many cases, especially for people in the entry level positions, the work is painfully, brutally, soul-destroyingly mind-numbingly BORING. No amount of champagne announcements of new jobs created by the Dept of Trade & Enterprise will ever compensate for the fact that these jobs are menial, repetitive, unchallenging, and ultimately degrading. But this is never talked about - after all, if everyone's working, surely they're happy? This cuts to the core of many of the social problems in Irish modern society. I remember working in one of these much-lauded tech sector jobs about seven years ago. I was nothing. A robot, an automaton, doing the same 5-second task over, and over, and over again for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (plus overtime, which in many cases you didnt have a choice to refuse - people that did were let go a few weeks later). But on Fridays, I was let loose, with a new fat wad of cash sitting in my bank account, waiting for the first of many ATM withdrawals over the weekend. At times on the job I thought I was losing my mind. What better way to deal with it than go out on the town and get completely fucked out of my mind, a mental prison for most of the week, on whatever drink and drugs I could get my hands on? In the factory, there was a seeming never ending supply of yokes, coke, trips, napps, smack, hash, grass. I knew exactly who was selling what, and who was higher up the food chain as well. I was conscious of who these people were and their reputation in the neighbourhood as scumbags destroying the community, but I didnt care. I just wanted to be out of my working week mental state, and drugs (ecstasy) were the best way of doing this for me. The dirty underbelly of the Tiger is a huge rise in the consumption of recreational drugs from the early to mid 90's onwards. .....The full Article The Glennons are dead. The drugs live on. People were coming in early evening last week saying that someone had been shot in Hartstown. It didnt take long to find out exactly who it was. I cant say I shed any tears - I dont imagine that many others did either. Several years ago Mark Glennon and his brother "Madser" (Andrew) had assaulted a member of my immediate family during a large altercation between two groups of people outside a social night. The ferocity and intensity of the attack was pretty shocking at the time, but I suppose in the context of who they were and the reputation they cultivated for themselves, anything less would have been a surprise. When Madser was shot near the gap between Huntstown and Clonee (only 50 metres or so from a local primary school) in April, the greater Blanchardstown area sighed a collective breath of relief - but only for a second. Since his days of growing up in Fortlawn in Mountview, he had always sought to live up to his nickname, which reputedly was given to him when he drank a bottle of spirits when he was only 11 (this of course may be bullshit, but so the story goes). After dropping out of Blakestown school, he got involved in low-level drug dealing and sank into the crap career criminal lifestyle - which largely consists of sitting around drinking, watching daytime TV, nursing meaningless grudges which inevitably lead to violent retribution, and neverending speculation on other members of the same subculture, expanding to their brothers, sisters, and partners (exacerbating their complete detachment from the wider society around them). The public relief of seeing another drug dealer shot dead by others is always a guilty feeling. And in the cycle of violence, everyone knows in their heart that it is not the end. There is the opinion, expressed openly in our work canteen the day after the shooting of Mark, that as long as they were killing each other, who gives a fuck? Better they were all dead. The problem is that, unlike old-school "Ordinary Decent" criminals (certain amount of fuzzy truth in that, but I'll continue anyway), the Blanch crims are completely detached from the wider community, and do not give a shit about innocent people getting in the way of their vendettas. The machine gun attack early in the year at the door of the Blanchardstown Garda station sent a shiver down the spine of residents living south/east of the Snugborough Road extension, in the Village/Roselawn/Coolmine area, which is more prosperous than other parts of the suburb. The gang war was surfacing in places which had never experienced anything more threatening than a raucous bonfire. Over 50 rounds were discharged from a high velocity Uzi. Anyone in the vicinity could have been seriously injured or killed. So, what's the answer to all this? How do you stop young men becoming involved in gang culture? The traditional left wing answer is that the area is economically depressed, a 'blackspot', and needs more investment in jobs as well as extra Garda on the beat to combat crime. This may have been true in the 80's and even up to the mid 90's, but it is a blinkered response to the reality of Blanchardstown today. The Celtic Tiger is there in full effect. There are greater job and educational prospects than ever. The IDA, after years of granting massive tax breaks to multinationals, nurtured the growth of some of the biggest industrial estates in the country to the north and west of Corduff (the 'Westies' heartland) including Snugborough, Ballycoolin, Rosemount, the Corporate Park, Damastown, etc. Every hi-tech giant you care to mention has a base there. At one point the local papers were referring to it as "Ireland's Silicon Valley". Many local people, including the long term unemployed, have found work in these factories. During my time there in various manufacturing jobs, it was almost something to be proud of to list off the different places you'd worked in around the area. Despite Joe Higgins' antipathy towards US multinationals, without them his constituency would be in less healthier shape. Also, after years of crying out for a third level facility, the Institute of Technology is running smoothly, and increasing in numbers every year. So unemployment is at an all time low, there are openings and finance for further education, and there are 05 cars parked in the driveways of council homes. Why are there still criminals in Blanchardstown? How are they making enough money to buy themselves houses, foreign holidays and fast cars? Yes, the economic situation has changed. But whats often glossed over is the nature of many of these new economy/tech sector jobs. They may provide a stable income (as long as you're not a temp or on contract - as many are) but in many cases, especially for people in the entry level positions, the work is painfully, brutally, soul-destroyingly mind-numbingly BORING. No amount of champagne announcements of new jobs created by the Dept of Trade & Enterprise will ever compensate for the fact that these jobs are menial, repetitive, unchallenging, and ultimately degrading. But this is never talked about - after all, if everyone's working, surely they're happy? This cuts to the core of many of the social problems in Irish modern society. I remember working in one of these much-lauded tech sector jobs about seven years ago. I was nothing. A robot, an automaton, doing the same 5-second task over, and over, and over again for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (plus overtime, which in many cases you didnt have a choice to refuse - people that did were let go a few weeks later). But on Fridays, I was let loose, with a new fat wad of cash sitting in my bank account, waiting for the first of many ATM withdrawals over the weekend. At times on the job I thought I was losing my mind. What better way to deal with it than go out on the town and get completely fucked out of my mind, a mental prison for most of the week, on whatever drink and drugs I could get my hands on? In the factory, there was a seeming never ending supply of yokes, coke, trips, napps, smack, hash, grass. I knew exactly who was selling what, and who was higher up the food chain as well. I was conscious of who these people were and their reputation in the neighbourhood as scumbags destroying the community, but I didnt care. I just wanted to be out of my working week mental state, and drugs (ecstasy) were the best way of doing this for me. The dirty underbelly of the Tiger is a huge rise in the consumption of recreational drugs from the early to mid 90's onwards. Cocaine, a 'status' drug because of its relative expensive price, has been seized in larger quantities every year. This is the same with alcohol for our society at large. In a society that values working 40+ hours a week, and a 'career', above genuine time with your family, friends, and space to do absolutely nothing if you wish, alcohol is always going to be the answer. We're all working more and making higher wage packets - but we've no time to enjoy it. More than a hundred years after Haymarket, the concept of an 8 hour day being enough to keep society afloat has not been improved upon. Surely with technological advances with labour saving devices, we should all be working 4 hours a day. This doesnt feed into a system based on profit however. There's lot of talk at the moment of the loss of 'social capital', but this is debated in the same abstract stratosphere as debates surrounding the work/life divide. There is never any conscious examination of the working life at its base. Merely encouraging people to spend more time with their families or gettting active in leisure without facilitating the possibility of them doing so in legislation, means any posturing by politicians about the effect of the commuter lifestyle on communities will only be waffle-vote-talk. Imagine the response from the likes of IBEC if the State legislated for a maximum 20, 25, or 30 hour week (or even 35!). Seriously though, in reality, short of a complete change in the way our working society operates, what is the answer to stopping gang culture? Another possible answer is legalising the drugs that provide the gangs with capital. If drugs were readily available from chemists, the bottom would fall out of the market for dealers. Inevitably this would lead to a higher drug consumption rate among the public, as legality = acceptability, but maybe then the drugs would be safer, and you wouldnt have people killing each other for them. I dont ever recall a turf war over cans of Dutch Gold. The problem here is that you might have more people killing each other _on_ drugs, thus exacerbating the problem of the 2am warzone on some city streets (for origins of this conflict, see previous paragraphs). The Irish culture of over-indulgence would not sit well with Class A's either.Nevertheless, poitical leaders rarely stick their head above the trenches when it comes to the drug war. Intelligent open debate and questioning are met with knee-jerk responses and gombeen party point-scoring. Reactionary groups like the National Parents Council fire off press statements about the potential devastating effect on our kids - despite the fact they're all already down the local scrub ground mad out of it. So any possibility of opening up discourse on this level of solution gets nipped very early. If we legalise drugs, wont the gangs just move on to something else? Perhaps. Long before drugs were around, criminals werent sitting around waiting for consumer society to splurge out on chemical reality denial. Extortion, bank robberies, currency forgeries, media piracy, smuggling, gambling, prostitution, blackmail, car ringing, scams, burglaries and so on are undeniably more EXCITING to a youngster than packing boxes for 40 hours a week. If we're serious about reaching solutions to drugs, we need to look at the reasons why people are doing them. What kind of a society are we building here? Are we employing people in meaningful, varied, thoughtful and skilled positions - or are their lives turned over to multinational wage slavery? Are we happy with spending a third of our lives in work, and another large chunk preparing for work, commuting, and trying to unwind afterwards? What kind of future do we want - and what will happen in five years time when all the tech companies leave? What will Blanchardstown be left with when the industrial estates start to close down? Will there be a community there to pull through the bad times together - or will everyone be too busy getting off their face? http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/sep2005/dcfn0006.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/sep2005/dcfn0008.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/sep2005/dcfn0010.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/sep2005/dcfn0011.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/sep2005/dcfn0012.jpg



Deporten a La Migra Marches on Sacramento; Minuteman Training Disrupted in San Diego

San Francisco Bay Area, 19.09.2005 06:07

A weekend of No Border actions in San Diego confronted the racist groups attempting to mount vigilante border patrols in California. On 9/17, a group of around 50 demonstrators interrupted a "Friends of the Border Patrol" training session, tore down the registration table and flag and entered the hall chanting "No Borders, No Racists, No Borders, No Nations" and "We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us." On 9/18, a No Border March converged on the border from both north and south at Calexico, about two hours east of San Diego.

The protests to date have been so effective that the Friends of the Border Patrol has been nearly sent into hiding, with signs at their training indentifying it as a bird watching group. Minutemen volunteers, who sported t-shirts reading "Undocumented Border Patrol," reacted violently towards protesters, even tackling and jumping on one demonstrator. The California Minuteman group has now reportedly delayed its planned border patrols due to low turnout and "safety" concerns.

Meanwhile, on 9/16, a bay area coalition called "Deporten a La Migra" headed to Sacramento to march on the State Capitol and Attorney General's office, condemning the racist vigilantes terrorizing the border. St. Peters' Housing Committee, SF Day Labor Program, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, CARECEN, Heads Up Collective, CISPES, and Just Cause Oakland all sent delegations to present their demands to Schwarzenegger and Lockyer. Report from Deporten a La Migra | Coverage at San Diego Indymedia



Four Years Later, Janitors Still Make Noise at Harvard

Boston, 19.09.2005 04:10

Four years after the huge living wage campaign at Harvard University, janitors are still demanding better jobs. They face a contract re-negotiation in November, and they demand higher pay, more sick days, and equal treatment with outsourced workers, among other things.



Peak Oil explored in “Philly Beyond Oil” Conference

Philadelphia, 19.09.2005 03:37

Jan Lundberg, who published the Lundberg Report and now publishes Culture Change explained why the concept of Peak Oil was placed front and center at the “Philly Beyond Oil” Teach-in & Conference held at the Friends Center on September 17th and 18th.



pnud

Colombia, 19.09.2005 03:37

ROMPER BARRERA DE INEQUIDAD, INFORME 2005



Cartagena

Colombia, 19.09.2005 03:07

El jueves 22 contra la XII ronda del TLC



Report from Reclaim Our Vote lecture at PSU

Portland, 19.09.2005 02:38

Friday night's lecture by Thom Hartmann and Bob Fitrakis on the details of vote tampering in Ohio and its implications was great. Intelligent, well researched, engaged and well spoken speech from Fitrakis gave everyone the knowledge and determination we will need to address the serious problem of unverifiable votes and corruption in elections and its roots.



Bubonic Plague Infested Mice Disappear from Bio-terror Lab

Portland, 19.09.2005 02:38

Three mice infected with the bacteria that causes bubonic plague disappeared from a laboratory in Newark, NJ about 2 weeks ago. The mice are missing from the Public Health Research Institute at the University of Medicine and Dentistry. This lab conducts bio-terrorism research for the federal government. One of the ways people contract bubonic plague is from infected rodents. read more >>

[ WhiteCoatWelfare.org ]



Governor Kathleen Blanco &amp; the federal government letting people's pets die in New Orleans

Portland, 19.09.2005 02:38

Animal welfare charities working in New Orleans and Louisiana to save animals affected by the hurricane, have repeatedly asked Governor Blanco and President Bush's federal agencies to provide more assistance. From the lack of necessary help to the abandoned animals stuck in people's homes and starving and dying on the streets of Louisiana, Governor Blanco has shown she does not care about animals, or the families and their pets in the State of Louisiana. They have done nothing despite numerous requests by people asking for them to help. read more >>Report Back from Food Not Bombs first full day in New OrleansFor the second day, Arizona and Hartford Food Not Bombs have made it into the "closed" sections of New Orleans to share food with the courageous people who stuck out the storm and have not had any symbolence of relief efforts in almost 3 weeks. Yesterday, 5 people from both Arizona and Pittsuburg were not stopped while rolling through check points to deliver much needed hot food to the people who resisted the racist evacuation plan, but face an increasingly difficult situation where the government refuses to provide the most basic of survial help. 9 out of 10 people told us that it was the first hot meal they had recieved since the storm, and that aid agency are intentionally ignored the areas of New Orleans that had fought evacuation. read more >>



Old growth and mature hemlock forests continue to fall on Mt. Hood with no resistance

Portland, 19.09.2005 02:38

trees older than any living person are being cut and dragged through native forests in the hilynx (hi north) units in the mt. hood national forest just off hwy 26.

a quick visit to the hi north units (see bark-out.org) yesterday to check on logging progress revealed that more huge hemlocks are being removed in units 13, and possibly unit 1. that suggests that they are finished with unit 6. i did not want to challenge the vehicle parked in the middle of 2130310 (as it had logger written all over it) so i was unable to see the situation in unit 6. at least some of the equipment has been moved south down 2130310. next up will undoubtedly be units 2, 9, and 10.... this is a beautiful area with an open forest unfortunately ridiculously roaded

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[ Hilynx sale details at BARK website ]



What happened Thursday night on Alberta Street?

Portland, 19.09.2005 02:08

Thursday night around 10 pm, I was walking home along Alberta St, and suddenly police cruisers began speeding by with thier lights on from all directions.

There must have been 15 of them all together. As I walked by, it seemed like they were converging just south of Alberta on about 18th. Other cruisers set up a perimiter for several blocks in every direction. It was impossible to get closer than about two blocks from where the bulk of cops were.

My wife and I saw police taking what looked, from a distance, like shotguns out of thier trunks, but it could have been those bean bag tossers they like so much.



City Press Release: &quot;New Bike Boulevard Pavement Markings Will Direct Cyclists&quot;

Portland, 19.09.2005 02:08

Small bicycle pavement markings have begun to appear on local streets all over the City of Portland. Their installation will continue over the next two months until approximately 700 are installed. These markings, called "Bicycle Boulevard Pavement Markings," are approximately a foot in diameter-with some including directional arrows-and will indicate to bicyclists those local streets that have been developed as "bicycle boulevards."



&quot;Humanity's Greatest Act of Inequality&quot;: Open letter to the Peace Movement From Lloyd Hart

Portland, 19.09.2005 02:08

As millions of people around the world and here in the U.S. organize and travel to peace rallies, marches and concerts set for the weekend of September 24th, it is not only important to comprehend and consider the inequalities, racism and classist behavior well hidden by the corporate media version of "America the beautiful" that hurricane Katrina has painfully wrenched the lid off of forcing all of us to stare at, and not to mention the planned and deliberate dismantling and militarizing of the activities of civil society agencies like FEMA, police departments and the first responder agencies on the state and local level and how the war on Iraq has played a role in sucking America dry of its National Guardsmen and equipment. It is however, equally as important to acknowledge what the awesome power of Hurricane Katrina revealed for the entire world to see and what now must become the most important peace movement discussion this coming weekend, humanity's greatest act of inequality. Placing all of nature and the planet and for that matter the entire universe that encompasses it beneath the delusion of superiority humanity has constructed for itself that has resulted in the physical devastation of the very ecological systems that allow humanity to exist in the first place. read more >>

[ more by Lloyd Hart ]



Portland activist in Texas with Alex Jones, filming a documentary on the Patriot movement

Portland, 19.09.2005 02:08

I love Portland, and appreciate all the activism there. I want to make that point clear right out the gate. However, i don't see enough people mobilizing to defend our constitution and there are places outside Oregon where people do fantastic jobs exposing the police state control grid. These are not conspiracy theorists. It may appear so, but all the information checks out, that is if you do the homework.

This film now has over a dozen interviews and I am very tired. The Rally against the global government took place today at the Texas State Capital and Alex Jones did quite well in the burning sun. I will show clips of my interviews on my local cable tv show, Outside the Box, in random segments.

read more >>

[ Alex Ansary's blog: Outside the Box ]



stop roberts

Houston, 19.09.2005 00:37

Keep Roberts out of the Supreme Court



County Jail Gets New Library

Urbana-Champaign, 19.09.2005 00:08

The Champaign County Jail now has a library! There are two jail facilities in Champaign County. Although the downtown jail has a physical library space, it had, unbelievably, a dismal collection of Harlequin romances and about five other novels as its total inventory. That all changed last week Thursday, September 15th, when the UC-IMC Books to Prisoners program volunteers put more than 1000 books on the shelves.



Reunião mantém impasse da tarifa em Salvador e delega solução ao Conselho de Transportes

Brasil, 18.09.2005 22:07

CRISE NOS TRANSPORTES



Animal Cruelty Revealed at Foster Farms

San Francisco Bay Area, 18.09.2005 18:07

East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA), conducted a graphic documentation (available at http://www.fosterfacts.net), revealing systematic animal neglect at Foster Farms’ poultry operations. This year, EBAA asked for a tour of the company’s chicken farms. The tour request was denied. EBAA conducted an investigation of Foster Farms' broiler (chicken meat) operations in Merced County, California's top broiler producing county and home of the company’s headquarters. EBAA investigators rescued 39 sick and injured chickens. Following the investigative rescue, EBAA filed an animal cruelty complaint with Merced County Animal Control. Each week Foster Farms slaughters five million chickens for human consumption. In honor of September’s National Chicken Month, EBAA is calling on Foster Farms to discontinue its misleading Pure Honest to Goodness marketing campaign and improve conditions for its birds. Report and pictures here.



Animal Cruelty Revealed at Foster Farms

San Francisco Bay Area, 18.09.2005 18:07

East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA), conducted a graphic documentation (available at http://www.fosterfacts.net), revealing systematic animal neglect at Foster Farms’ poultry operations. This year, EBAA asked for a tour of the company’s chicken farms. The tour request was denied. EBAA conducted an investigation of Foster Farms' broiler (chicken meat) operations in Merced County, California's top broiler producing county and home of the company’s headquarters. EBAA investigators rescued 39 sick and injured chickens. Following the investigative rescue, EBAA filed an animal cruelty complaint with Merced County Animal Control. Each week Foster Farms slaughters five million chickens for human consumption. In honor of September’s National Chicken Month, EBAA is calling on Foster Farms to discontinue its misleading Pure Honest to Goodness marketing campaign and improve conditions for its birds. Report and pictures here.



OHSU Researcher Responds with Violence to Non-Violent Demonstration

Portland, 18.09.2005 16:37

OHSU Primate Center Researcher, Henry Urbanski, received a visit Friday evening by animal rights protestors. They informed the neighborhood with a short speech and rousing chants that their neighbor participates in the horror that is primate testing. One demonstrator rang the doorbell to inform Urbanski of the demonstration's purpose. After Urbanski realized the demonstrator was not selling anything, he asked the demonstrator to remain, while he retrieved his camera.

Thinking the better of it, the demonstrator returned to the street, soon after to be accosted by Urbanski, who immediately became physical with protestors in an attempt to get their photos. As activists attempted to leave the area, he pushed them, and even kicked one, trying to trip her. At one point, he slugged one protestor's jaw, showing that the cold heart that uses living creatures like test tubes is just as unconcerned about injuring fellow human beings.

Bystanders phoned the police. When they arrived, the protestors attempted to press charges. Instead the police informed them that if they returned they would be charged with stalking.



Transmissão ao vivo da Plenária em Chiapas

Brasil, 18.09.2005 16:37

Zapatistas



Hurricane Katrina, and the churchgoers of the South

Tennessee, 18.09.2005 13:08

Like many frustrated Southerners in the aftermath of the hurricane named Katrina, I drove a small truck-and-trailer full of food and water to South Mississippi. I met some refugees at a camp site, during the trip down. They appeared to be poor whites. One, a native of Bay St. Louis, was snarling against the "looters", using racial epithets. When informed that I planned to take food straight to the hungry people in the streets, this man (who had already taken offense when I challenged his bigotry) snorted, "Good. You gone find out then. Great. You go right ahead." His words left me more determined than ever.



The Danger Of Talking Peace

Sydney, 18.09.2005 11:38

New Yorkers Protest Australia's Deportation of American Peace



Indymedia in NOLA: Signs of Life After Katrina

Santa Cruz, CA, 18.09.2005 11:37

On September 9th, Santa Cruz Indymedia volunteers traveled to Houston and eventually to rural Louisiana and New Orleans in an effort to provide independent coverage of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, to give a voice to the victims and to provide technical skills in support of grassroots media projects. Outside the Houston Astrodome, broadcasts from a low-power radio station to the residents of Dome City have begun.

In New Orleans, residents of the Algiers neighborhood have banded together with volunteers to provide mutual aid as well as a low-power radio station.

On Thursday, the reporters ventured into what was left of the heart of New Orleans. Though the city was in shambles, signs of community were found.



terror on terror

Perth, 18.09.2005 08:08

ASIO and Anti-terror Laws attack Democratic Freedoms



REMA &amp;The &quot;New Waveland Cafe&quot; serving thousands in Mississippi...

Portland, 18.09.2005 07:37

New Waveland Cafe Thursday, September 15, 2005:

Imagine a community that probably looks a lot like yours, it's banks and grocery stores sitting like hollow ghosts, monuments to nature's destructive power, their insides washed away in the tidal surge. The storm surge reached as high as 30 feet in this part of Mississippi. All the buildings around here were completely submerged in a fetid brew of saltwater, sewage, death, every toxic chemical, and the detritus of the land dwellers. The place is so toxic we use a case of bleach in the Cafe every day. Children should not be here but many have no choice.

I come from the Rainbow side of the Cafe. We call ourselves REMA, Rainbow Emergency Management Assembly. We're here to serve, listen, and inspire. We work 16-20 hour days and hope some more good volunteers show up soon. We just feed whoever shows up, give away everything in our Wall Less Mart (Where Everything is Free), and lend an ear when needed. I don't know how long we'll need to stay here; but a lot of folks absolutely depend on us.

The world forgot to notice that coastal Mississippi was annihilated by Katrina. The next town to the east of us, Bay St. Louis, lost 70% of its buildings. It looks like everything "below the railroad tracks" will be bulldozed and rebuilt. Recovery efforts were well under way by the time FEMA noticed that most of the buildings in coastal Mississippi were missing. We understand turf battles have severely slowed recovery efforts in Louisiana. We're not equipped to deal with politics. But we are equipped to feed and comfort these marvelous, ordinary folks like you and me living in a place not unlike your town, look them in the eye when they thank us, and reply, "You'd have done the same for us."

newwavelandcafe.blogspot.com/



Earth Defense

Manila, 18.09.2005 04:38

Bt Corn Plantation Uprooted in Mindoro



Aniversario del desalojo en La Loma

Argentina, 18.09.2005 01:37

Sábado 17 de Septiembre 2005 | UN RECLAMO QUE NO SE DETIENE
Marcha a dos años del desalojo de La Loma



Berkeley Honda Workers Still On Strike

San Francisco Bay Area, 18.09.2005 01:07

Berkeley Honda is still on strike and solidarity rallies are being held every Saturday. Photos From September 17th Rally

On June 1, 2005, the Doten family sold their Honda dealership after 40 years in Berkeley. Workers asked the new owner to honor their old union contract, with a one-year freeze in wages, giving them time to negotiate a new contract. He refused. They asked him to maintain the current staff for a period of 100 days before making any decisions about which employees to keep or terminate. He refused. He replaced a 31-year employee and Honda-certified technician with a mechanic who just graduated from technical college. He replaced Doten's most experienced parts technician with a friend of his. He re-hired only one of the existing experienced service writers. None of the employees who clean and detail cars have been rehired and cars are being sent off-property for this work.

Read More On Indybay's Labor New Page



DSEi Quick Links

United Kingdom, 18.09.2005 00:37

DSEi 2005: At least 31 people were arrested during DSEi protests from 10th-14th September +++ Convergence Centre +++ For full list of anti-DSEi actions, protests and events see: [ Disarm DSEi - CAAT Listing ] +++ Legal Advice Card (pdf) | Legal Briefing (pdf)

Full Timelines of DSEi Events: Sat 10th | Tues 13th | Wed 14th | Thurs 15th

Disarm DSEi | Campaign Against Arms Trade | Beat the Bombers - Party for Peace



George Galloway's Boston Speech

Boston, 18.09.2005 00:07

George Galloway started his national tour at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall on September 13, 2005. Listen to and download his speech, see photos, read and comment on the blog, and order tickets for an upcoming event in Toronto, Madison, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC.



Manifestantes são reprimidos e ocupam assembléia legilativa por mais verbas para Educação em São Paulo

Brasil, 17.09.2005 23:07

EDUCAÇÃO



lapicesLP

Argentina, 17.09.2005 23:07

Sádado 17 de septiembre | MOVILIZACIÓN POR EL CENTRO DE LA CIUDAD
Muchos lápices



Report from Reclaim Our Vote lecture at PSU

Portland, 17.09.2005 22:38

Friday night's (last night's) lecture by Thom Hartmann and Bob Fitrakis on the details of vote tampering in Ohio and its implications was great. Intelligent, well researched, engaged and well spoken speech from Fitrakis gave everyone the knowledge and determination we will need to address the serious problem of unverifiable votes and corruption in elections and its roots.



Aniversario de La Loma

Argentina, 17.09.2005 22:37

Sábado 17 de Septiembre 2005 | NO CESA EL RECLAMO GUARANI
Marcha a dos años del desalojo de La Loma



Lapices

Argentina, 17.09.2005 22:37

Sádado 17 de septiembre | MOVILIZACIÓN POR EL CENTRO DE LA CIUDAD
Muchos lápices



Manifestantes são reprimidos e ocupam assembléia legislativa por mais

Brasil, 17.09.2005 22:07

EDUCAÇÃO



19 Year-Old Shot in the Back by San Francisco Police

San Francisco Bay Area, 17.09.2005 21:37

On September 10th, The "Peace Zone" event organized by Mattie Scott from the SF Healing circle (Support Group for Families of Victims of Violent Crimes) in front of City Hall had just begun, when one of the participants recieved an shocking phone call, and the news spread like fire through the rally. Tyrell Taylor, an 18 year-old African American young man, had been shot in the back five times by San Francisco police on Friday, September 9th. Taylor had been 14 years old when he was one of 5 youths who were brutalized by the police on Kiska Road in San Francisco's Bayview Hunter's Point during the infamous MLK incident over 3 years ago. On January 21st, 2002, the police held guns to youths' heads, and while they molested the teenage girls and brutally beat the young men, they threatened to shoot their parents and other horrified residents if they dared to interfere. The SF Police Commission will reportedly be reviewing the MLK day case in the near future.
br />The SF Bayview Precinct newsletter as followed: "Aggravated Assault On Police Officer With A Gun 62 Northridge 10:34 a.m. Bayview Officers were involved in a shooting when a subject attempted to shoot them with a rifle. This is an open investigation involving an officer involved shooting..." No rifle was found at the scene. Read more from the SF Bayview

Justice for Tyrell yahoogroup | The Bayview/Hunters Point's endangered community is organizing to do copwatching and prepare for action, "by any peaceful means necessary," to "protect and serve each other." Read more | SF Village Voice Radio Show on Enemy Combatant Radio



Minutemen Training Disrupted

San Diego, 17.09.2005 21:07

A group of around 50 demonstrators showed up at the Scottish Masonic Rite Center this morning to interrupt and stop the Friends of the Border Patrol training session. During almost half an hour of intense confrontations, activists tore down the table and flag where registration was happening and entered the hall chanting "No Borders, No Racists, No Borders, No Nations" and "We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us". For a time the activists also blocked off the entrance to the hall.

After a while, the police showed up. Immediately, they assisted the racists by handcuffing and detaining anyone who they pointed out and made accusations about. The police told the group they had to move to the sidewalk or be arrested. After a while of chanting at the training attendees coupled with "Let Them Go", the two people detained were released. The white activist was released after only giving his name, while the person of color detained was cited with a misdemeanor charge.

The protests to date have been so effective that the Friends of the Border Patrol have been sent basically into hiding. They did not have any identifying signs at the Scottish Rites Center. They apparently had a special arrangement with the ownership to be identified as a bird watching group. Still, minutemen volunteers had on t-shirts saying "Undocumented Border Patrol" and were very violent towards protesters. One person with the Minutemen literally tackled and jumped on a demonstrator and was quickly pulled off and pushed back.

Legal trainings are taking place now at the convergence space, Voz Alta. At 2pm, the caravan meets at Chicano Park to drive out to Calexico.

4 interviews by people who were at the morning protest, 37MB around half an hour:
 http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2005/09/6780.php

Complete schedule of events here:
 http://deletetheborder.org/?q=node/196

Tune in after 5pm PST for live coverage from radioActive sanDiego at  http://radioActiveradio.org




Taller CMI en AREQUIPA

Peru, 17.09.2005 20:08

Taller Indymedia en AREQUIPA



Sept 15th Report: Finding Common Ground in New Orleans

Portland, 17.09.2005 18:38

Many homes and buildings in New Orleans have been checked by special operations crews for both live and dead people and animals, but at the same time there are still numerous parts of the city that have yet to be checked. Surely more people will be found dead in their homes. An "X" is spray painted on homes and businesses that have been checked and each triangle of the "X" is used to document the number of people found, the date the location was searched, the military unit that checked the building and something else, but I'm not sure what the fourth region of the "X" is used for.

It is critical that people organize to (re)create a community that best reflects the values and traditions that makes people proud to call New Orleans their home. I'm talking about a close knit society with a vibrant music and arts community, good ol' southern home-cooking, respect, solidarity and mutual aid. Hopefully we see an improved school system, universal health care based on peoples' needs, media labs and instructors for all parts of New Orleans and the continuance of a community radio station in Algiers and stations for other neighborhoods.

All of us who value people over profit need to act fast. Capitalists have their own agenda for New Orleans. There are reports of plans to build a Walmart in the 9th ward. Construction contacts to rebuild the city are not being given to the people of New Orleans, they are going to multinational corporations who will, of course, exploit people.

katrina aftermath page | read the full article | see more photos



Police Harassment on the Transit Mall

Portland, 17.09.2005 18:38

On my way to work this morning, I happened upon an all-too-familiar scene. Packs of white police officers hounding black men along the bus stops. Here's what I saw.

On the corner of SW 5th and Oak, three police cars and numerous white male police officers had one black man in handcuffs, and were stuffing him into a squad car when I walked by. People all along the street, waiting for their buses, watched impassively from the curb. The man being folded into the police car met my eyes with an expression of resignation. He was used to this, I imagine. A black man in a white world.



Liminar aumenta tarifa de ônibus em Salvador e leva estudantes às ruas

Brasil, 17.09.2005 17:10

CRISE NOS TRANSPORTES



Despite Setbacks, Tenncare Sit-In Continues

Tennessee, 17.09.2005 16:08

Don DeVaul, Lori Smith and Cathy Chamberlain all have something they want to say to the Governor and they are dying just to talk about it. DeVaul, Smith and Chamberlain were all Tenncare Enrollees until recently. DeVaul is dependent on a wheelchair for his mobility. Smith and Chamberlain are both dependent on medication for their day to day survival and Smith is in need of vital medical services which she cannot afford, and without which she will die. They have been occupying the hallway just outside of the Governor's office for ninety days as of Sunday, Sept 18th waiting to meet with Governor Bredesen to encourage him to reverse his cuts which have affected two hundred thousand Tennesseans.




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