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Despidos masivos en Crónica

Argentina, 26.10.2005 06:37

Miércoles 26 de Octubre de 2005| CIERRAN LA EDICIÓN VESPERTINA DEL DIARIO
Despidos masivos en Crónica



Rally to Protest Delaying Tactics by San Jose in Cau Tran Case

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.10.2005 06:07

A rally will be held at 12pm on Wednesday November 1st in front of San Jose City Hall (200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113) to protest delaying tactics by the City of San Jose in the case of the killing of Bich Cau Thi Tran. The City of San Jose has filed a Notice of Appeal in Tran v. City of San Jose. A trial date had originally been scheduled for November 1, 2005, and it was later rescheduled for December 2005. The delaying tactics by the City of San Jose may effectively deny the Tran family their day in court for 18 months to 2 years. Members of the Coalition for Justice and Accountability, or CJA, demand that the City of San Jose negotiate in good faith with the attorneys for the Tran family and allow justice to be heard by agreeing to a trial date in December of this year. CJA formed in 2003 following the death of Ms. Tran and has advocated for justice in the Tran case and for changes in police practices. Read more

Past Indybay Coverage of the Bich Cau Thi Tran case



Class Warfare in Australia

Melbourne, 26.10.2005 04:11

IR Reforms an Attack on Workers Rights



PhillyIMC to Hold Podcasting and Investigative Journalism Workshops

Philadelphia, 26.10.2005 02:37

PODCASTING with Ron Kauffman. (using recorded
interviews with workers from area Wal-Marts)
Saturday, October 29
4134 Lancaster Avenue
12:30-1:30pm

BASICS OF JOURNALISM, INTERVIEWING, & INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
with John Tarleton
Saturday, October 29
4134 Lancaster Avenue
1:30-5:30pm

RSVP and for more info contact: Todd Wolfson |



Police threat to woodland protest

United Kingdom, 26.10.2005 00:07

SUSSEX Police have mounted what looks like a politically motivated campaign against protesters fighting the 875-home housing development and road widening at Titnore Woods, Durrington.



Evening News editor loses it when challenged on Traveller reporting

United Kingdom, 26.10.2005 00:07

Cambridge Unite Against Fascism has sent a letter to Murray Morse, the editor of the Cambridge Evening News highlighting their "deepest concerns at the ongoing 'campaign' that [the paper is] running against the Traveling Community". The letter was signed and supported by a variety of political and campaining groups in Cambridge.

Murray just `lost it' and in an email reply singles out the individual signatories to brand them as clueless. In an amazing display of professionalism he describes the content of their letter as 'poppy cock and misinformed drivel', and proceeds to publish an article in CEN entitled "Group tries to halt News campaign - but doesn't know our real aims". The Evening news, despite also reporting on events and organisations that are supporting traveller's rights to be in Cottenham [1 | 2] has often been the mere mouthpiece of [1 | 2]the CRA. The responsibilities of the media, that are usually perpetuating the prejudice against Travellers are fully explored in the paper Gypsies, Travellers and the Media.



Two Thousand Too Many

Santa Cruz, CA, 25.10.2005 21:08

"Not one more death, not one more dollar for war!"

Join concerned citizens in cities across the US in a public candlelight vigil to mark the loss of the 2,000th US soldier in Iraq. Two thousand is too many, and we call upon the Bush Administration and all our elected officials to pull our men and women immediately out of this needless war. We call for an end to all death and injury, American and Iraqi alike. We call for an end to the occupation now! And we call for a return of the resources of Iraq to the Iraqi people.

On the evening after the 2,000th death, come together at 7:00 PM at the Town Clock Park in the city of Santa Cruz (at the corner of Mission/Water Streets and Pacific Ave). Bring candles to hold shielded from the wind - and bring flowers, ribbons, shells, feathers, photos, poems, votive candles, and.... to create an altar in honor and in memory of those slain and injured. If you can, wear Black or White.

After the vigil we will march in a "trail of tears" down Pacific Avenue and up to Mission Park (by Holy Cross Church), the site of the original occupation and genocide on the land that we, here in Santa Cruz County, now inhabit, a thread that pervades our nation and lives on exponentially into Afghanistan and Iraq.

Information about community vigils and more can be found on the AFSC's list of over 408 local vigils all over the US.

Read more on Indybay's Anti-War News Page



Hub for Sustainable Transportation is moving -- your help needed

Santa Cruz, CA, 25.10.2005 20:08

After 7 years on Walnut Avenue, The Hub for Sustainable Transportation is moving to a new location. Our primary projects are the Bicycle Church, a self-service community bike shop and tool co-op open 6 days per week, and People Power!, a local advocate and educator for cycling and non-auto-dependant transportation and planning issues. We share space with and are supported by Pedaler's Express, the human-powered delivery collective.

As of January 1st, 2006, we will be opening our doors at 703 B Pacific Avenue, just south of Laurel St. The Bicycle Church is expanding from roughly 200 to 1000 square feet! This means more tools, more stands, better service and a better shop environment. We are also building a new community meeting room available to local groups, and improving our office facilities. All of this requires an extensive remodel to the new building.



2000 Dead: A Sad Commemorative Is At Hand

Rogue Valley, 25.10.2005 19:39

Sadly the U.S. now hears that the 2000th soldier has died in this immoral war. We are asking you to stand with us on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, the day after this horrible announcement.

We will gather at the corner of Barnett & Riverside in Medford at 3:00pm and plan to stay till 5:00pm. Do not park in the Burger King lot.



No Nonsense in November

Houston, 25.10.2005 19:37

Local Elections: November 8th



Alive in Baghdad: Indymedia Reports from Baghdad

Boston, 25.10.2005 16:08

Brian Conley, a Boston IMC member, arrived in Iraq on October 22nd, after a few weeks in Jordan interviewing refugees and witnesses of the war. Below you will find excerpts of some of the coverage he has done so far from Baghdad. Because of power outages in the country, sometimes he has had to resort to report news via phone to friends. Please visit his blog at: http://www.aliveinbaghdad.org/aib/



Desalojo Cucha

Argentina, 25.10.2005 15:37

Sábado 22 de Octubre 2005 | BUENOS AIRES
Quieren desalojar la Asamblea de La Paternal



Rosa Parks Has Died

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.10.2005 15:07

10/24/2005: Rosa Parks, died of natural causes Monday evening at her home in Detroit. She was 92.

"It was 50 years ago this December that Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat to a white man aboard a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was arrested and convicted of violating the state’s segregation laws. Her act of resistance led to a 13-month boycott of the Montgomery bus system that would spark the civil rights movement. And it would inspire freedom struggles abroad including in South Africa. The bus boycott would also help transform a 26-year-old preacher named Martin Luther King Junior to national prominence. Rosa Parks’ arrest came just months after the lynching of Emmett Till."
Democracy Now Report | Rosa Parks, civil rights heroine, is dead



Vigils Planned to Mark Announcement of 2000th US Death in Iraq

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.10.2005 14:37

Several national anti-war organizations are calling for demonstrations on the day after the official 2,000th death of an American soldier in the current Iraqi war and occupation. If the 2,000th death is announced before 3:00 PM Eastern time, some groups will hold vigils the next day at 6:30 PM local time. If the 2,000th death is announced after 3:00 PM Eastern time, the vigils will take place two days later. 2,000 deaths announcement As of October 24th, the official number of US soldiers killed stands at 1997.

More vigils:

  • Alameda: Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. at 7:00pm
  • El Sobrante: El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way at 6:30pm
  • Lafayette: Mt Diablo Blvd and Moraga Road at 5:00pm
  • Livermore: Lizzy Fountain (downtown) at 6:00pm
  • Mountain View: El Camino Real at Castro Street at 6:30pm
  • Oakland: Lakeside Park on Lake Merritt, at the Grand & Belleview band shell area (near Fairyland) at 7:30pm
  • Pacifica: Highway 1 at Linda Mar (Denny's corner) at 6:00pm
  • Palo Alto: El Camino Real at Embarcadero Road at 5:00pm
  • San Francisco: Veterans' Building at the corner of McAllister and Fulton at 7:00pm
  • Santa Cruz: Town Clock Park, followed by a "trail of tears" march at 7:00pm
  • Santa Rosa: Courthouse Square at 6:00pm
  • Walnut Creek: Ygnacio and North California at 5:00pm
  • Walnut Creek: Civic Park, Broadway and Civic Drive at 6:30pm
Vigils are also planned for Claremont, Cupertino, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, San Jose, and Sunnyvale. Info about these vigils and more can be found in the AFSC's list of over 350 local vigils all over the US

Read more on Indybay's Anti-War News Page



Bristol Indymedia News Update

Bristol, 25.10.2005 14:07

Legal situation & film night news Legal situation & film night news Latest update, October 2005: The arrested volunteer has answered bail early October and has yet to be charged. The case is currently with the Crown Prosecution Service, and Bristol Indymedia are currently fundraising for legal fees. Three months after the server that hosted Bristol Indymedia, nor any of the other equipment taken, has been returned by the police. A request has been made through legal channels for the return of the equipment, for which we are still waiting for a final outcome. Discussions continue with legal advisors as to what action to take next. Bristol Indymedia wishes to thank all those who have both given and offered support and issued statements of solidarity. . Full article. Bristol Indymedia Film Night - Terrorism featuring 'The Battle of Algiers' - Monday 7th Novemeber @ Cube Cinema £2/3 though nobody turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 7.30pm, films start at 8pm. Banned in France upon its release, this the full un-cut version of a cinematic masterpiece. This film looks at battle between the Algerian independence movement and the French colonialists in the 1950s. It is a powerful human drama shot in a documentary style that never flinches from showing the reality of both sides of the terrorism/freedom-fighter coin. Full Article. | Imc Bristol: Seized Server still not returned! | Bristol Indymedia Film Night - 'Terrorism' | Other Local Indy Media News - It's Back! The Bristolian 108 |



Kaady grand jury Day 6: no indictment, no justice

Portland, 25.10.2005 13:38

For some reason, we had a 'good feeling' about the outcome. How could the grand jury NOT make a decision for indictment? Again citizens stopped for fliers and to ask questions. Others continued to give support. Jeremy came all the way from Eugene for yet another day of support. Two young men who had heard of Fouad's death stopped and took up signs to stand with us for awhile. All along, there has been a positive atmosphere about this vigil...a hope for justice. That was all dashed at 12:15 when the word came (perfectly timed for corporate news) that there would be no indictment.

read more >>


[ fouad kaady is safe | Fouad Kaady beat by Mark Satntko's Brother in Law , Before Police arrived. | fouad kaady | We, the people, really, REALLY apologize | Kaady grand jury Day 6: no indictment, no justice | Fouad Kaady-What did we accomplish here? | Alert Re: Fouad's Family | Stop Killing Our Kids ]

summary: articles about the fouad kaady shooting



People's Hurricane Fund Conference

New Orleans, 25.10.2005 12:38

The People’s Hurricane Relief Fund holds national organizing conference



Police Brutality Update

New Orleans, 25.10.2005 12:38

Police Brutality Update



Imigrantes contra política de demolições

Portugal, 25.10.2005 12:07

Imigrantes contra política de demolições



Newsreal

Melbourne, 25.10.2005 11:08

Oceania Indymedia Newsreal 3 Premiere



Los movimientos sociales en el banquillo

Euskal Herria, 25.10.2005 10:07



From the Newswire

Perth, 25.10.2005 06:09

FPC Logging inside Palmer One Block Jarrah Forest - Collie



Vigils Planned to Mark Announcement of 2000th US Death in Iraq

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.10.2005 06:07

Several national anti-war organizations are calling for demonstrations on the day after the official 2,000th death of an American soldier in the current Iraqi war and occupation. If the 2,000th death is announced before 3:00 PM Eastern time, some groups will hold vigils the next day at 6:30 PM local time. If the 2,000th death is announced after 3:00 PM Eastern time, the vigils will take place two days later. 2,000 deaths announcement

One local vigil will be held at the Veterans Building in San Francisco at 7:00 PM on the evening after the 2,000th soldier falls. There will be a vigil in Santa Cruz at 7:00pm, with a "trail of tears" march afterwards. Vigils are also planned for Alameda, Claremont, Cupertino, El Sobrante, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Lafayette, Livermore, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Sunnyvale, and Walnut Creek. Info about these and more can be found in the AFSC's list of over 350 local vigils all over the US

No demonstrations have been called for any landmarks in numbers of Iraqis killed during the war, but Iraq Body Count says that between 26,600 and 30,000 Iraqis have died. The Cost of War website says that over $203,009,000,000 has been spent on the war. ICasualities, which lists coalition deaths, puts the current total of US deaths at 1997, with 1990 confirmed and 7 pending.

United for Peace's General 2000 Deaths Flyer | UFPJ Flyer with Space for Local Info | Peace No War Network | United for Peace andJustice | American Friends Service Committee | Gold Star Families for Peace | Military Families Speak Out



The Empire's Attack on Ojeda-Rios and Independence&quot; by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Portland, 25.10.2005 05:37

The September 23rd, 2005 attack and armed assault on Puerto Rican nationalist, Filiberto Ojeda Rios, left the family and his island without his proud and noble presence, but it did not achieve its real desired objective. The armed agents of Empire attacked the home and
family of the 72-year old revolutionary, shot him, and left him to bleed to death for hours in his home in Hormigueros, in the island's mountainous regions.

Dr. Hector Pesquera, president of the Hostosiano independence movement, nailed it when he said, of the heavily-armed FBI assault, "They did not come to arrest Filiberto Ojeda, *they came to kill him*." Nor was it mere coincidence that the date the FBI chose to raid the Ojeda home was the island's day of national historical significance. Sept. 23rd was the 107th anniversary of "El Grito de
Lares", when thousands of Puerto Ricans annually mark a day of resistance against the Spanish colonizers.



Indymedia reporter on the ground in Iraq

Portland, 25.10.2005 05:37

fantastic blog by Indymedia journalist on the ground in Iraq. aliveinbaghdad.org

There is a great website run by an unembedded Indymedia reporter, Brain Conley AKA Sharpie, Aliveinbaghdad.org which has articles, photos and video clips Brian has been compliling while in Amman and now in Iraq. He has only been in Iraq a few days and has already witnessed several bombings. He had a in depth interview with Hanna Ibrahim, director of the association "Women's Will" which supports refugees and advocates for women's rights in Iraq. Check out his website and if you can make any contribution for the uncensored telling of truth as told by those expereincing it on the ground please donate any funds you can directly on his website.

Sharpie is not subsidised by any corporate funders and is willing to keep all is work creative commons. We have a courageous indymedia reporter on the front-lines lets do our part to support him.



PhillyIMC General Meeting

Philadelphia, 25.10.2005 05:37

The next PhillyIMC general meeting is THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH. Come and join in the fun! Visit our wiki for the agenda:  http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Local/PhillyIMCmeeting051026. All IMC meetings are open to anyone who has the gumption to get involved.



Staniford Speaks Out on Animal Tests

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.10.2005 04:37

Bearing signs saying “Liberate Primates” and “Stanford Kills Animals,” Stanford University graduate students, undergraduates, law students, and community members protested the use of animals in experiments at Stanford’s Research Animal Facility (RAF) on Friday, October 21. During a busy Friday rush hour that coincided with Stanford’s “Alumni Weekend,” the activists, members of Animal Rights on the Farm (ARF!), convened on El Camino Real, a major thoroughfare bordering Stanford University in Palo Alto. As passing vehicles honked enthusiastically in approval of the protest, the activists waived signs and distributed leaflets alerting drivers and pedestrians to the animal experimentation conducted on campus. The demonstration was held in commemoration of National Primate Liberation Week, and follows a recent on-campus press conference by Michael Budkie, executive director of Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN). Budkie presented his group’s findings on animal research at Stanford. SAEN’s report details the use of hundreds of primates at the RAF, which ranks 21st nationally in terms of federal research dollars received. More info here.



Community Protests Cop's Killing of Youth

Chicago, 25.10.2005 04:12

Nowe Miasto[permalink] Hundreds of police brutality opponents protested this weekend against the cop murder of a south side youth on October 10. Family and friends of police shooting victim Walter Armstrong -- including his mother, holding the sign in the photo -- marched more than 25 blocks on Saturday to police headquarters to challenge the police version of the death of Walter, the tenth person to die at the hands of CHicago cops this year. Community residents plan to take their outrage directly to the police superintendent at this Thursday's upcoming police board meeting. Read more.



Call to action for the war-occupation

DC, 25.10.2005 03:08

At the general business meeting of the DC Anti-War Network/DAWN a call to action for the third anniversary of the war-occupation was endorsed.



Call to Action: Memorial Bridge After 2000th Troop Death

DC, 25.10.2005 03:08



Successful Anarchist Bookfair Marred by Police Attack

United Kingdom, 25.10.2005 02:37

Thousands of people crammed into the London Voluntary Resource Center in Holloway Road for the 22nd annual Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday 22 October. As usual people came together to buy and trade books, films, t-shirts, stickers, gossip, and new directions for the anarchist movement in Britain and beyond. About three dozen meetings and seminars took place throughout the day, on subjects such as precarious labour conditions, no-borders and migration issues, anarchism in film, housing co-operatives, and the proposed National ID card scheme.

After the bookfair had ended, a small incident took place in a pub nearby. As a result, large numbers of police arrived at the scene pushing and kicking anyone that was in the street, thus escalating the situation. Additional riot police quickly moved in, closing off to southbound traffic for more than 40 minutes, which caused huge disruption in the area. During the fray, an Indymedia photographer taking pictures was knocked to the ground, handcuffed, and arrested. He and the other 6 detainees were finally released on bail on Sunday evening after spending around 24 hours in police cells. [Call for eyewitness statements, video and photographic evidence]

Reports, photos and comments: 1 | 2 | 3



Marijuana Rescheduling Protest at United States Health and Human Services

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.10.2005 01:37

A San Francisco Rally for Rescheduling Marijuana will be held at 12pm on Wednesday, October 26th. It will be held at Health and Human Services, 50 United Nations Plaza. Southern California Americans for Safe Access is chartering a bus from San Diego with stops in Santa Ana, the San Fernando Valley, and Santa Barbara. The bus will leave San Diego on the morning of October 25th.
Read More On Indybay's Drug War Page

On October 18th, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's bill regulating Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (MCD's) was debated before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. For three hours, various supervisors, including Maxwell, Alioto-Pier, Daly passed hostile amendments gutting the bill with zoning requirements which could effectively shut all or most dispensaries in the City (Supervisor Chris Daly won an amendment that adds large portions of South of Market as a no-medical cannabis dispensary zone).
The bill was continued over to this week's hearing, which will be held on Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 at 2PM at San Francisco City Hall, Room 250. This may be the final vote on regulation of dispensing collectives in San Francisco. Medical marijuana advocates are encouraging people to voice their displeasure over this process and to show support for the City's MCDs. Organizations are also encouraged to write letters or make phone calls to the Board of Supervisors.
Read More On Indybay's Drug War Page



Reportback-Press Conference announces 40 page report -The Primate Experimentation Scandal

Portland, 25.10.2005 00:38

On Wednesday October 19th, I attended a press conference given outside the Oregon National Primate Research Center. It was part of a nationwide tour of research facilities. The press conference was given by Michael Budkie, Executive Director of SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation Now) to announce a 40 page national investigative report - "The Primate Experimentation Scandal, 2005,".

The report, produced by SAEN, a research watchdog organization, links Vioxx and other similar drug scandals to fraudulent, taxpayer-funded research studies at laboratories across the nation, including those at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. It also provides extensive information about the use of primates, the increasing number of primates, redundancy of studies, etc. Quoted from the report summary:

"Funding for primate experimentation is at an all time high with the overall estimate for federal spending on primate experimentation (including spending by the NIH, DOD, USDA, EPA, NSF, SBIR) is $1.6 billion. The number of primate grants funded by the National Institutes of Health has risen 67% in the last ten years. The funding of the Primate Research Center System has risen 379%% in the last six years to eclipse the $1 Billion mark.



More Homeless Funding In Jeopardy

Portland, 25.10.2005 00:38

Members of the US House of Representatives will be voting on the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE) regulatory reform legislation (H.R. 1461) which includes the Affordable Housing Fund during the week of Oct. 24th.

/a> learned from the National Housing Trust Fund Campaign that sponsors of the bill have agreed to demands made by the Republican Study Committee. This agreement will prohibit non-profit and public organizations that do voter registration, with their own funds, from applying for and receiving grants from the Affordable Housing Fund to build or preserve affordable housing.



Black Panther veterans jailed in San Francisco

Portland, 25.10.2005 00:38

Panthers still treated as nation's 'greatest threat to internal security'

A San Francisco judge had two Black activists jailed Wednesday for refusing to cooperate with a state grand jury investigating a 30-year-old case. Ray Boudreaux and Richard Brown now join Hank Jones and Harold Taylor in San Francisco county jails.

Their attorneys argued that the grand jury procedures were abusive because the original indictments for a police shooting in 1971 resulted in the dismissal of charges when the U.S. government failed to disclose that their "evidence" was obtained by torturing at least three Black activists in New Orleans.

John Bowman becomes 5th Black Activist Jailed for refusing to cooperate with CA Grand Jury



MPL convoca dia nacional de luta

Brasil, 25.10.2005 00:37

PASSE LIVRE



Empieza En Memphis - Tennessee, Juicio Contra Comandante Salvadoreno Por Violaciones a Los Derechos Humanos

Tennessee, 24.10.2005 22:08

Coronel Nicolás Carranza, ciudadano norteamericano, ex viceministro de defensa y miembro del alto mando militar Salvadoreño, se enfrenta a un juicio en Memphis, Tennessee, por torturas, asesinato extrajudicial y crímenes de lesa humanidad cometidos a principios de los años ochenta. Cinco individuos han tenido el coraje de dirigirse contra el coronel Carranza y denunciar las atrocidades a las que fueron sometidos, ellos y miles de salvadoreños, a manos de las fuerzas de seguridad salvadoreñas y los escuadrones de la muerte. Los representan, de manera gratuita, el Centro de Justicia y Responsabilidad (CJA, por sus siglas en ingles) y la firma de abogados Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC. Se espera que el juicio dure aproximadamente tres semanas.



Harvard Janitors Fight For Real Living Wage; Will Students Muster Renewed Support?

Boston, 24.10.2005 21:08

Crashing cymbals, booming water cooler jugs and rattling shakers improvised from soda bottles and pebbles lent a boisterous sonic dimension to a rally by about 70 Harvard Janitors and a hand full of supporters outside the University's administrative offices on Massachusetts Ave. on the first Friday of October. While super enthusiastic, the rally, which marked the first formal effort to draw public attention to the new round of contract negotiations between the janitors, represented by SEIU 615 and university last month, was also notably for the absence of a contingent whom many familiar with recent labor struggles at the university might have considered a key element. Four years ago something between a gaggle and a gob of Harvard undergraduates were leading the charge at the university and across the country to achieve the outlandish utopian dream that folks they had far to much tact to refer to as ‘the help’ being paid a wage commensurate with the local cost of living.



artivism (en)

Barcelona, 24.10.2005 21:07

barcelona imc-banner collection
september 2003 - august 2005

barcelona bg-city-banner 2005-08-29
2005-08-29
video activism + no exclusions in popular celebrations + controla tu ser: vomita mente + corporate war victims + torture

+info :: >>>@rtivism



Successful Anarchist Bookfair Marred by Police Attack

United Kingdom, 24.10.2005 17:07

Thousands of people crammed into the London Voluntary Resource Center in Holloway Road for the 22nd annual Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday 22 October. As usual people came together to buy and trade books, films, t-shirts, stickers, gossip, and new directions for the anarchist movement in Britain and beyond. About three dozen meetings and seminars took place throughout the day, on subjects such as precarious labour conditions, no-borders and migration issues, anarchism in film, housing co-operatives, and the proposed National ID card scheme.

As the bookfair ended, many people went for a beer at the Coronet pub down the street. At about 6:20, some people began playing music on a small portable sound system inside the pub. After a while, the music went off, then back on, then off again. This not only annoyed the bar management which immediately said that there would be no more beer until the music was shut down, but it also antagonised many people that had attended the bookfair for being a meaningless and selfish action. Eventually, the police arrived outside. Management went round the pub, informing people that they were closing on police advice. At 7:00, about 8 police officers confronted people as they left the pub, arresting the person who went forward to try to negotiate with them. As the crowd attempted to de-arrest the person, about 10 vans full of riot police, plaincothes and regular uniforms, with some additional cycle cops, arrived at the scene whilst baton-charging down Holloway Rd, beating people as they went.
See reports, photos and comments1 | 2 | 3

During the fray, an Indymedia photographer taking pictures was knocked to the ground, handcuffed, and arrested. He and the other 7 detainees were finally released on bail on Sunday evening after spending more than 24 hours in police cells. A call for eyewitness statements, video and photographic evidence has been made. If you witnessed any of the arrests please email imc-uk-evidence at indymedia.org (replace the "at" with "@")



abortion access die-in educates about reproductive health issues

Richmond, 24.10.2005 16:09

on october 20, around 12 individuals gathered to raise awareness about the lack of access to abortions and other reproductive health issues in downtown Richmond



Reflections on the Millions More March

Richmond, 24.10.2005 16:09

One Richmond resident's experience at the Millions More March in Washington DC: Three buses were waiting for passengers at the K-Mart on Midlothian Turnpike in south Richmond. Parents, children, old and young folks were anxious to board. Our group was among the first to arrive in DC. As the hours passed, more and more people began to arrive. The speakers were many in number, Tavis Smiley, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and others. Emotions were building in anticipation of the main speaker, Minister Louis Farrakhan. The message of the speakers was filled with new ideas as to what can we do for ourselves to make our communities better.



Indigenous Rights

Perth, 24.10.2005 15:38

Nyungah Elders will speak: Last Stand of the Right to be recognised as Owners of our Land



Campaign to Stop the Execution of Marlin Gray

Saint Louis, 24.10.2005 15:37

Opponents of the death penalty, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, the Organization for Black Struggle, and the Missouri Catholic Conference, are calling for a delay in the execution of Marlin Gray. Gray and three other men were accused of raping and killing Robin and Julie Kerry on the Chain of Rocks Bridge in 1991. The facts of the killings have been marred by police misconduct, racist accusations, and conflicting stories.

The Organization for Black Struggle, Affiliate of the Black Radical Congress, is making an urgent plea to all justice-seeking friends to stop the state murder of Marlin Gray. Gray has an execution date of Wednesday, October 26 at 12:01 am. They are holding a vigil October 25, 8:30-9:00 pm at St. Xavier Catholic Church, Lindell Blvd & Grand.

[Jamala Rogers STL American | Prisoner Advocacy | Organization for Black Struggle | Amnesty International | Slyvester Brown STL-Post Column | various corporate news | Other vigils in Missouri]



Community Rallying to Save Budd Street Garden

Philadelphia, 24.10.2005 13:38

A group of gardeners and activists in West Philadelphia is fighting to save the community gardens on Budd Street from development. A 700 hundred square foot parcel of the garden is up for sheriff's auction on October 27, 2005. The group is rallying to raise the several thouusand dollars required for the minimum bid.



Students Hold Vigils Seeking Justice for WWII Veteranos

Santa Cruz, CA, 24.10.2005 08:07

On Thursday, October 20, the Filipino Student Association (FSA) at UC Santa Cruz held a vigil to honor Filipino Veteranos from World War II by fighting for the benefits that they deserve.



Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos served under the United States in World War II, many of them receiving prestigious medals. While promised benefits by U.S. President Roosevelt, the U.S. Government refuses to acknowledge their contributions. Many of these Veteranos have since died, but an estimated 7,000 live in the U.S. and over 30,000 in the Philippines.



Thursday's vigil was part of a national day of awareness sponsored by Student Action for Veterans Equity (SAVE). The day was "part of an ongoing campaign to 'paint the nation brown', stressing the awareness of the Brown Ribbon Campaign; an education and action campaign dedicated to the fight for Full Equity only and nothing less, through the passages of H.R. 302 and S. 146"



See Also: S.A.V.E. Nationwide Vigil Announcement



San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Vote on Dispensing Regulations

San Francisco Bay Area, 24.10.2005 05:37

On October 18th, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's bill regulating Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (MCD's) was debated before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. For three hours, various supervisors, including Maxwell, Alioto-Pier, Daly passed hostile amendments gutting the bill with zoning requirements which could effectively shut all or most dispensaries in the City (Supervisor Chris Daly won an amendment that adds large portions of South of Market as a no-medical cannabis dispensary zone). An additional issue of importance to medical marijuana patients is the threat of an amendment to kill the 99 plant/100 square foot plant canopy provision. Flyer A van will be bringing patients from the East Bay.

The bill was continued over to this week's hearing, which will be held on Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 at 2PM at San Francisco City Hall, Room 250. This may be the final vote on regulation of dispensing collectives in San Francisco. Medical marijuana advocates are encouraging people to voice their displeasure over this process and to show support for the City's MCDs. Organizations are also encouraged to write letters or make phone calls to the Board of Supervisors.

Hemp Evolution | San Francisco Board of Supervisors



Residentes del Plantío, en defensa de los mogotes

Puerto Rico, 24.10.2005 03:08

Residentes del Plantío, en defensa de los mogotes



Independent Journalist Dahr Jamail Visits UCSC

Santa Cruz, CA, 24.10.2005 03:07

"On Wednesday, October 29th, independent and unembedded journalist Dahr Jamail provided fresh outlooks on the War in Iraq that are either ignored or hidden by most mainstream American media outlets. As a special correspondant for Flashpoints, the BBC, and Democracy Now!, Jamail has gained the attention of those willing to listen about true accounts experienced during the current War in Iraq." See Also: Darh Jamail's Iraq Dispatches



Central Valley and the World Protest Against Police Terror

San Francisco Bay Area, 24.10.2005 01:07

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005 was the 10th Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. Police continue to brutally beat and kill people all over the United States, including in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. Muslim, Arab, and South Asian immigrants are still being arrested, detained, and deported. Every year, people wear black on October 22nd to remember people who have died at the hands of the police. The October 22nd Coalition is part of the Stolen Lives Project, which documents cases of people who have died at the hands of law enforcement, and it says that murder by police is increasing. The "Presente" tradition of October 22nd | List of endorsers for October 22nd, 2005

In San Jose, some 75 people gathered for a rally and march in Emma Prusch Farm Park. Photos The protest was held in San Jose because over a dozen people have been killed by law enforcement in Santa Clara County in the two years since Cau Bich Tran was fatally shot by the San Jose police in 2003. New Stolen Lives Wall panels were made to include many of the people who have died in the last several years.

In Fresno, a Vigil For Lives Stolen by Police in the Valley was held on Saturday at 5:30 pm, at the park in front of the Main Library.
On Sunday, October 23rd, a Civil Rights Cookout will be held at the Idriss Stelley Foundation offices in San Francisco at 3:00pm.
On October 22nd, there was a Copwatch conference San Diego. In Los Angeles, 300 people attended a march that was stalled by a bomb scare. At around 4:00, there was a conflict between demonstrators and the police. Two teenagers were arrested. March organizers said, "It is time to hold the murdering police accountable for the stolen lives of our loved ones! We must stand up against this system’s war on the people here in Los Angeles and all over the world! It is time to demand justice for all Stolen Lives!" There was also a march to the police department in Santa Ana.
In New York City, 100 people braved the rain forecast to carry on with the scheduled protest. Photos Many carried hand-drawn signs with photos of loved ones who had been killed by police.

Many other cities held October 22nd protests: Greensboro, North Carolina; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Washington, DC; Cleveland, Ohio; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin were amongst them. Read more on the National October 22nd website

Past Indybay Coverage of October 22nd Protests




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