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University of Miami Students and Local Organizations

Miami, 02.11.2005 05:37

University of Miami Students and Local Organizations



&quot;In the Wake of Wilma.&quot; A Report from The Miami Workers Center

Miami, 02.11.2005 05:37

"In the Wake of Wilma." A Report from The Miami Workers Center



Hurricane Wilma report from Immokalee

Miami, 02.11.2005 05:37

Hurricane Wilma report from Immokalee



World Can't Wait November 2nd

Miami, 02.11.2005 05:37

World Can't Wait November 2nd



National Week of Action against Wal-Mart

Miami, 02.11.2005 05:37

National Week of Action against Wal-Mart



PI 1700 US Troops

Hawaii, 02.11.2005 05:37

USA Sends 1,700 Soldiers To The Philippines With Orders To Kill



poets

Hawaii, 02.11.2005 05:37

Honolulu Anti-War Poetry Reading



m5

Hawaii, 02.11.2005 05:37

March 5th - National Moratorium to Stop The War on Iraq



m5

Hawaii, 02.11.2005 05:37

March 5th - National Moratorium to Stop The War on Iraq



m15

Hawaii, 02.11.2005 05:37

March 15th, International Mobilization to Stop the War on Iraq



Assault on Iraq

Hawaii, 02.11.2005 05:37

The War Begins!


Enormous Global Opposition Expected
Hawai`i Emergency March This Weekend



March 23

Hawaii, 02.11.2005 05:37

Anti-War Actions In Honolulu Continue In The Face Of An Unjust War



april14th

Hawaii, 02.11.2005 05:37

test for april 14th column



Bush Visit, Oct 23

Hawaii, 02.11.2005 05:37

Bush Invades Hawaii
Impending Oct. 23rd Visit



Stryker Arrests

Hawaii, 02.11.2005 05:37

Activists Arrested at "Public" Stryker Meeting



assassinated

Cleveland, 02.11.2005 05:37

Philippine Labor Leader Assassinated in Cold Blood



sept 24th and after

Cleveland, 02.11.2005 05:37

Report-Backs from September 24th



Another Victim at the Hand of Cleveland Police

Cleveland, 02.11.2005 05:37

Another Victim at the Hand of Cleveland Police



abortion demo

Cleveland, 02.11.2005 05:37

Pro-choice demonstrators voice opposition to Roberts, Ohio anti-abortion legislations



steelyard

Cleveland, 02.11.2005 05:37

Cleveland's Steelyard Secrets



Toledo Erupts into Insurrection in Response to Nazis

Cleveland, 02.11.2005 05:37

Toledo Erupts into Insurrection in Response to Nazis



Oct 22 police brutality

Cleveland, 02.11.2005 05:37

October 22 - National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality,
Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation



ACORN wins demands on lead clean-up

Cleveland, 02.11.2005 05:37

ACORN Wins Demands On Lead Clean-Up



2000 troops killed

Cleveland, 02.11.2005 05:37

Events to Mark the Killing of 2000 US Occupiers in Iraq



world can't wait

Cleveland, 02.11.2005 05:37



Nazis in Bregenz gestört! Nazis in Wunsiedel verhindert!

Austria, 02.11.2005 05:37

Am Samstag, den 13.8.05, versammelten sich einige Antifas [Aufruf pdf] am Bregenzer Hafen, um ein Ausflugsschiff des SDV ("Schutzbund für das deutsche Volk") zu stören. Etwa 150 SDVlerInnen und SympathisantInnen, darunter ua. der Nazibarde und Liedermacher Frank Rennicke, der Bundesvorsitzende der NPD Udo Voig, wurden mit Sprechchören und einem Transparent ("Faschisten versenken") "begrüßt". --> Bericht und Bilder | Artikel auf direct.action.at | Bericht+Bilder auf de.indymedia

Unter den Faschos am Samstag in Bregenz war auch der "Nazianwalt" und Anmelder des Rudolf-Hess-Gedenkmarsches in Wunsiedel (Highlight der Neonazi-Szene) Jürgen Rieger. AntifaschistInnen rufen dazu auf, am 20.08. aktiv gegen den Gedenkmarsch in Wunsiedel vorzugehen. --> Programm für den Antifascist Actionday

updates:
21.08.2005 Bericht von der Antifa-Demo in Wunsiedel
21.08.2005 Gegen deutsche Opfermythen! Fotos aus Wunsiedel
21.08.2005 Wunsiedel Nazifrei [Bericht+Bilder]
18.08.2005 Antifa mobilisiert weiter nach Wunsiedel

NS-Verherrlichung Stoppen! | Antifa Ravensburg | Antifaschistische-Aktion | Antifa-News aus Vorarlberg



Ulrichsberg ruft: Neo-Nazis angreifen

Austria, 02.11.2005 05:37

Seit 1958 treffen sich alljährlich im Herbst Veteranen der Wehrmacht und (Waffen-)SS, sowie deren Angehörige und ideologische "Nachfahren" im Schulterschluss mit Politprominenz bei der "Europa-Heimkehrergedenkstätte" am Ulrichsberg in Kärnten. Das Treffen soll die Schrecklichkeiten ihrer NS-Vergangenheit ausblenden und den Soldaten in "anständiger Pflichterfüllung" ehren. Junge und alte Nazis wollen sich auch dieses Jahr zu ihrer faschistischen Tradition in Ulrichsberg treffen, müssen aber mit Widerstand von AntifaschistInnen und AntimilitaristInnen rechnen. Vom 16. bis zum 18. September 2005 werden Protestveranstaltungen gegen die Traditionspflege der "Heimkehrer" stattfinden. [Antifaschistische Aktionen: Protest-Programm | Anreise]

update, 19 Sep 2005: Im Zuge der Aktionstage kam es zu mehreren Protesten (Berichte und Bilder auf u-berg.at). Eine Person wurde am 17 Sep im Zuge der Proteste verhaftet und ist am Montag, 19 Sep noch immer nicht frei. Siehe Bericht mit Protestadressen und updates.
update, 20 Sep 2005: Der Gefangene ist zwar frei, wurde aber im Zuge eines sehr fragwürdigen "Schnellverfahrens" zu neun Monaten bedingter Haft verurteilt und mit einem Aufenthaltsverbot für die nächsten zehn Jahre belegt. Mehr dazu in der Presseerklärung der Rechtshilfe vom 20.9.2005.
update, 21 Sep 2005: Ca. 50 Leute beteiligten sich an Protestkundgebung gegen die Kriminalisierung von AntifaschistInnen vor dem Justizministerium in Wien (Aufruf | Bericht | Flugi (.pdf))) Eine weitere Kundgebung fand in Innsbruck statt. update, 22. Sep 2005 In Celovec/Klagenfurt beteiligten sich bis zu 30 DemostrantInnen an einer Kundgebung und anschließender Spontandemonstration gegen Staatsrepression und Polizeiwillkür (Aufruf | Bericht | Flugi (.jpg))

mehr infos auf: www.u-berg.at



Die Grenze als Ort der Rechtlosigkeit und des staatlich legitimierten Mordens

Austria, 02.11.2005 05:37

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Odhikar aus Bangladesh hat in den vergangen Jahren zahlreiche Menschenrechtsverletzungen an der Grenze zu Indien dokumentiert. Es kam zu Morden, Entführungen, Vergewaltigungen, Pfünderungen usw. Das offizielle Indien gibt zwar zu, dass es zahlreiche Menschen von der Grenztruppen getötet wurden, doch wird versucht, dies mit einem angeblichen Kampf gegen grenzüberschreitende Kriminalität rechtzufertigen.



Tod an den Mauern der Festung Europa

Austria, 02.11.2005 05:37

Die spanischen Enklaven Ceuta und Melilla waren schon immer ein wichtiger Anlaufspunkt fuer afrikanische Fluechtlinge. Seit es durch die verstaerkte Ueberwachung der suedspanischen und der kanarischen Kuesten immer schwieriger wird mit bateras (selbstgebauten Booten) auf EU-Land zu kommen, haben die Versuche die Grenzzaeune zu ueberqueren seit Sommer dieses Jahres stark zugenommen. In den Waeldern rund um Ceuta und Melilla hausen hunderte subsaharische Fluechtlinge unter miesesten Umstaenden. Sie warten dort auf guenstige Wetterverhaeltnisse um dann mit selbstgebauten Leitern und eingewickelt in Stofffetzen die Grenzzaeune, die oben mit Stachelkdraht verstaerkt sind, zu ueberqueren. Auch die Tatsache, dass Spanien derzeit alle Grenzzaeune von 3,5 auf ueber 6 Meter erhoeht duerfte ein Grund fuer die vermehrten Versuche der letzten Tage sein. Tausende Fluechtlinge versuchten, EU-Territorium zu erreichen. Dabei wurden mindestens 14 Menschen erschossen. Waehrenddessen beginnen sowohl Spanien als auch Marokko mit Massendeportationen bis in die Wueste, wo weitere Menschen sterben. Waehrend die sich haeufenden Todesfaelle seit einigen Tagen Thema in den europaeischen Massenmedien sind, gibt es schrecklich wenig Diskussion ueber die Ursachen der Toten der Festung EUropa.
siehe: Zusammenfassung der Ereignisse an der Suedgrenze der Festung Europa der letzten Tage (07 Okt 2005)

Links: estrecho.indymedia.org | Proteste gegen den Tod an der Grenze! (10 Okt 2005) | Eine Nacht in Ceuta/ EU-Aussengrenze (02 Okt 2005) | Gemeinsamer Polizeiraum mit Marokko (25 Sep 2005) | Opferbilanz an der Grenze von Melilla (18 Sep 2005) | de.indymedia.org | no-racism.net | Forschungsgesellschaft Flucht und Migration | ... died while trying to enter Europe | umfangreiche Linksammlung: Artikel, Lageberichte, Videos, Hintergrundinformationen, NGO's



Villa Kunterbunt: Chronologie eines Häuserkampfes

Austria, 02.11.2005 05:37

Im Jahr 2003 wurde von einigen SquatterInnen in Innsbruck die alte Kinderpsychatrie in Hötting still besetzt. Fortan wurde der Squat unter dem Namen Villa Kunterbunt bekannt. Für SpekulantInnen und ImmobilienhaiInnen verspricht das Haus eine fette Beute zu werden. Doch dazu mussten zuerst die derzeitigen BewohnerInnen vertrieben werden.



cobertura conjunta

Argentina, 02.11.2005 04:37



Vets set up 2000+ Crosses at Beach

LA, 02.11.2005 03:38

Vets set up 2000+ Crosses at Beach



Victoria's Dirty Secret! - Saturday, Nov. 5th

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.11.2005 03:08

Victoria's got a dirty secret! No, it's not crabs or the fact that she has a body rarely found in Nature. The company, Victoria's Secret, mails out over 395 million catalogs a year -- more than 1million a day -- on paper that comes from virgin timber, much of it from Canada's Great Boreal Forest.

Come on over to Capitola Mall on November 5th, from 3 - 5pm and show your forest love in an international day of action!

See Also: Victoria's Dirty Secret Website



106.9FM Temporary Shutdown, Need for Funds

San Diego, 02.11.2005 03:08

Sadly, we at 106.9FM want to announce that we will be going off of the air temporarily, due to lack of funds. Remaining anonymous and raising funds has proven to be a very difficult task. We raised enough money at our last benefit to cover some of our operating costs, including utilities and internet access. We have also received a few generous donations which have helped us buy equipment for our new wattage upgrade. Unfortunately, we haven't gotten enough donations to continue our broadcast.



Copwatch Conference Audio

San Diego, 02.11.2005 02:38

"Harassment of Young People"



Midwifery On Trial In Washington State

Portland, 02.11.2005 00:38

Shaheeda Pierce, LM, CPM, has been charged by the Dept of Health with "attempt of vaginal breech birth at home." A breech birth is when the baby's bottom end is coming first, rather than the head. It occurs in 3-4% of pregnancies. Shaheeda has had hands-on experience with the special maneuvers that may be needed to facilitate breech birth. The mother and child are fine.

The Dept's stated position is that Shaheeda should lose her license for this. Home breech birth is not prohibited in Washington by any statute or administrative rule. As breech birth is not prohibited, some midwives here have attended planned home breech births, while some have attended surprise breeches only. The parents had specifically sought referral to a midwife who was trained in home breech birth, as they preferred to decline a planned cesarean. Hospitals in the Seattle and Tacoma areas are no longer offering non-surgical breech birth.



Petroleros

Colombia, 02.11.2005 00:37

Huelga de Hambre contra la privatización de Refinería



Councilmember Cropp SUED for blocking stadium hearing.

DC, 02.11.2005 00:09

Yesterday morning at City Hall, Ward 5 Councilmember Vincent Orange arrived to open a public hearing into the stadium issue. Only thing is, the mikies were dead, there was not even any heat in the room!



Chuva destrói barracos na Ocupação 17 de Maio – Solidariedade Urgente

Brasil, 01.11.2005 23:37

SEM-TETO



Estudantes da UFAL ocupam reitoria; greve nas públicas continua pelo país

Brasil, 01.11.2005 23:37

UNIVERSIDADE PÚBLICA



Gusman Quote

New Orleans, 01.11.2005 23:08



Anacostia Diaries and Thinktank RX Bi-Weekly MIX

DC, 01.11.2005 23:08



Fast for Justice: Providence Janitors Struggle for Union Power

Boston, 01.11.2005 21:08

Monday: Over forty union supporters protested in front of the "Turk's Head" downtown office building as five strong-willed people went into their fifth day of fasting today. The fasters, camped out in front of the fancy bank offices since Thursday, are members of SEIU local 615 and their supporters. They want the owner of the Turk's Head building, millionaire landlord Lloyd Granoff, to hire a union cleaning contractor.



Dissent

Perth, 01.11.2005 19:39

National Weekend of Protest - Perth November 5



Não tão longe do Iraque...

Brasil, 01.11.2005 19:08

CÚPULA DAS AMÉRICAS - MAR DEL PLATA



The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime Protests on November 2nd

San Francisco Bay Area, 01.11.2005 15:07

A new organization called "The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime!" formed in 2005 and has organized a national day of protest to be held on Wednesday, November 2nd. That date is the anniversary of Bush's re-election last year. World Can't Wait says that a recent list of protests indicated that people in more 67 cities, at 43 colleges and universities, and in 90 high schools will leave their jobs and classes to join protests on November 2nd.

People will hold rallies, feeder marches, and caravans from all over the Bay Area to gather in San Francisco. They will converge at 12pm in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza. There will be a rally from 12pm to 1pm, a march from 1:30pm, and an ending rally at 4:30pm in Civic Center Plaza. Hayes Valley/Lower Haight/Alamo Square residents will gather at 10:00am to talk about neighborhood organizing, and then march to Civic Center to join World Can't Wait.

Protests will also be held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Cleveland, Atlanta, and many other cities around the country. A protest that was called for Sacramento is reportedly a hoax.
br />Read more on Indybay's Government and Elections News Page



Left Rallying to Fight Alito Nomination

Philadelphia, 01.11.2005 14:38

George Bush nominated conservative activist Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court yesterday morning. The pick should create a contentious confirmation hearing as Alito has a record of rulings and opinions hostile to womens rights, immigrants rights, racial equality, and civil rights. As a male anti-choice replacement for a pro-choice female, Alito can swing the court considerably farther right. Philly-based Chris Bowers has preliminary reaction from left-wing blogs and progressive groups.



Kώστας Αβραμίδης: και πάλι αντιμέτωπος με σαθρές κατηγορίες

Athens, 01.11.2005 12:07

Παραπέμπεται σε δίκη σαν μέλος της Ε.Ο. 17Ν, ο Κώστας Αβραμίδης, σύμφωνα με το βούλευμα Συμβουλίου Εφετών.

Με «στοιχεία» τη μαρτυρία του συνεργαζόμενου με τις δικαστικές αρχές Κονδύλη, ένα αποτύπωμα σε ένα βιβλίο (!), τη συνδικαλιστική του δράση και τη συμμετοχή του στη διοργάνωση εκδηλώσεων και στην έκδοση αφισσών για την αλληλεγγύη στους πολιτικούς κρατούμενους.

Το ιστορικό της υπόθεσης | το υπόμνημά του στο Συμβούλιο | το 1ο βούλευμα |

Ανακοινώσεις: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |



Rossport Solidarity Camp: Now Recruiting for 2006

Ireland, 01.11.2005 11:07

Will Shell's icy heart thaw in the Spring? Will it f@#$! A call-out for activists to continue the resistance to Shell's dangerous plans for an oil refinery in the heart of a small community in Co.Mayo, Ireland and an overview of what Rossport Solidarity Camp has been doing, why it is there, and what happens next, including partial details of up coming speaking tour. Rossport Solidarity Camp was born in June of this year. It is the first protest camp around an ecological theme to take place in Ireland for several years. The camp began after local opponents of Shell’s plan to build an unprecedented high pressure gas pipeline through the hamlet of Rossport invited us there to back up their struggle. The main activities of the campers have been picketing the Rossport compound, building and maintaining the camp, and helping the families of the prisoners. The campaign has won significant victories: June 18th onwards there have been no deliveries of construction materials to the compound at Rossport. June 30th onwards pickets closed the Rossport compound and the refinery construction site at Ballinaboy. In August Shell was forced to cancel the arrival of the Solitaire, one of the world’s largest pipelaying ships, due to a planned blockade by fishermen. On September 30th the Rossport Five were released, because of popular pressure. In Spring we are into a new “construction season” when Shell again will try to build this pipeline and refinery, and we need to get the maximum number of people on the ground in Mayo ready to help stop this. Bear in mind most of this development was supposed to be built this year. In March Rossport Solidarity Camp will be re-launched for the 2006 “construction season” - late Spring, Summer, early Autumn. From March onwards we are looking for more people to come to the camp, be it for 3 days, 3 weeks, or 3 months. All are welcome, you don’t need to be an “expert”, everyone can take part in this, most people who have been on the camp have had as their previous sum total of camping experience the occasional trip to the likes of Witness. Many also have had no previous experience of campaigning Older Camp Stories: The Rossport Solidarity Camp Photos from a Summer of Resistance in Erris A Few Days of Struggle in North West Mayo Rossport Solidarity Camp Shell bus blockaded in Glengad The Story So Far….. Rossport Solidarity Camp was established in the middle of June this year, at the request of local residents, including those subsequently imprisoned. It was born out of the Solidarity Gathering held in Rossport on the first weekend in June. That weekend over two hundred people, from every corner of the island and beyond, gathered in Rossport to learn about the issues first hand. As one of the organisers of that Gathering I had initially envisaged developing out of it a national network to support the community struggle in Rossport with pickets of petrol stations, protests and such like around the country. The idea for the camp came more from the locals. Personally I was somewhat hesitant about the camp, partly from the point of view that it is somewhat difficult to get people to such an out of the way place, all protest camps in Ireland previously, to my knowledge, have been near major cities. But mostly that hesitancy was down to the fear that the inception of the camp would launch a “eco-warriors live in bog” feeding frenzy in the media, fortunately very little of that has happened. Such a perception would not be conducive to promoting the idea that people can take power over their lives into their own hands without the intercession of politicians, lawyers or professional activists. That being the very idea we need to spread should we wish to see radical social change. We got the call to return to Rossport on June 18th, after residents had begun a particular action. This action related to the virtual absence of a traffic management plan for Rossport, despite the fact that Shell aimed to put 60 to 70 trucks a day on a narrow country lane. Basically if you are driving up that wee road, going from your house into town to do the shopping or pick up the kids from the train station, and you meet a lorry carrying pipeline to build a unprecedented high-pressure pipeline next to your house, then you have to turn around and leave the road, that road being too narrow for both cars and the Shell lorries. This despite the fact you have right of way. So began a lot of car parking, and a 12 day, 24 hours a day, vigil by the roadside, as Shell couldn’t remove the lorry the road being too narrow for it to pass parked cars. Ordinary traffic could continue as normal. At this stage there were only 3 or 4 “campers”, who were actually staying in a house. Some days before this Shell made an attempt to access the farmlands adjoining peoples’ houses, having been refused access, on the basis, later shown to be correct, that they didn’t have ministerial permission. They then sought, and were later to be granted, the imprisonment of five men from among those who refused them entry, Willie Corduff, Brendan Philbin, Vincent McGrath, Philip McGrath and Michael O’Suighin. In a short space of time, and in a fairly ad-hoc, spontaneous and improvised manner, the camp was to get ready to respond to these imminent jailings. Cooking equipment and experience came from the Bitchin’ Kitchen Collective, who were to be at festivals and protests around Europe, but fortunately didn’t get much further than a field in Mayo, a marquee was donated by Dissent, one of the groups organising the G-8 protests in Scotland, some tents were borrowed from here and there, some bodies came from NUI Galway Ecology Society, some from environmentalist group Gluaiseacht. All this was put together early in July, on Philip McGrath’s land and right on the supposed pipeline route. A further camp, or more of an off-host from the main camp, was set up on the other side of the estuary from Rossport, in Glengad, where the supposed land fall for the off-shore pipeline is to be. From June 30th the main activity of the camp has been picketing the construction compound in Rossport. This is done from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, with two people on three hour shifts keeping watch. No work has been done in this compound since then. For two months there was a round the clock Garda presence there as well, but this has recently ceased. Weekday numbers at the camp have ranged from 3 to 30, with about a dozen being typical. The camp is organised through nightly meetings, wherein each participant has equal voice, these meetings allot tasks for the next day, and formulate policy for the day to day running of the camp. At the end of August Rossport Solidarity Camp organised the solidarity week, culminating in the Tenth Grassroots Gathering. A lot of people from England travelled over to join the camp at this time. The solidarity week featured a social night for campers and residents, some workshops, a Rossport Five street theatre in Castlebar, and a blockade of a Statoil depot in Ballina. At the Tenth Grassroots Gathering there were speakers from, or speaking about, Derrybrien Development Society, the Woodland League, Galway for a Safe Environment, Gorleben anti-nuclear protest camp, anti-pylon groups from Roscommon and Donegal and the campaign against Merrill Dow in Cork in the late 80’s. There were also skills share workshops. Over one hundred people attended the Gathering that weekend, with Rossport Solidarity Camp briefly blossoming into three camps on the pipeline route. Recently the camp disbanded as a camp, but a number of campers are staying in Erris over the winter to prepare for the new years’ new construction season, starting next March. Shell have been prevented from doing any work on their pipeline this summer, most work they cannot do over the winter due to the climate, so our main goal now has to be to get more people to the camp next spring. We aim to make the camp much bigger next time around. Rossport Solidarity Camp is now recruiting for the 2006 construction season. The camp needs people to come for 3 days or 3 months. It doesn’t just need experts, though they come in handy, everyone can take part in this, most people who have been on the camp have had as their previous sum total of camping experience the occasional trip to the likes of Witness. Many also have had no previous experience of campaigning. The only requirements are passion, a sense of justice, and a commitment to see shell to sea. Why? Solidarity does not mean helping, solidarity means fighting alongside someone because their struggle is your struggle. What is being done in Erris is the suppression of human needs (health, safety, sustainable environment) in favour of capital. Furthermore the deal for the exploitation of our natural resources, with its low tax rate, privileges the profits of big business over working class needs (e.g. for an efficient health service). This is the same as Irish Ferries, as GAMA, as the proposed construction of incinerators in Ringaskiddy, as homelessness amid a Celtic Tiger, and ultimately the same spending all week working for someone else, receiving back a fraction of the wealth you have created, while your environment goes down the tubes in a process you have no control over. In the Rossport case the state, in the form of the courts, facilitates the private interests controlling our natural resources off the Irish coast, just as those courts defend the military use of Shannon, and hence facilitate the private interests controlling our natural resources in the Middle East. The state exists to serve capital. From an ecological perspective Erris is everywhere. While one set of corporations and one state seek to tear up Broadhaven Bay and the lives of the people who live by there, they are just one part of a social system doing the same to the whole of the planet and its inhabitants. For just one example consider Greenpeace International’s description of the imminent affects of global warming: “Imagine a world in which 17 million people are fleeing sea-rise in Bangladesh. A world in which villages that rely on glacial melt for their water supplies become ghost towns as the last of the ice disappears. A world in which polar bears are extinct in the wild. A world in which entire seaside economies and livelihoods are wiped out by a rise in sea level that is measured in meters. Now imagine that aspects of this world could be upon us within the lifetimes of children being born today -- and in some scenarios, in our own lifetimes.” Even if this were just about Shell it still would be an international struggle, as communities battle that corporation in Louisiana, in South Africa, in the far-east of Russia, and many other places. In Louisiana where such was the impact of ill-health and disease on people living near a Shell refinery that the community fought for their own re-location away from it. In South Africa where a Shell refinery dumps 19 tons of sulphur dioxide a day into the air people breath, producing chronic asthma among children. But it is not just about Shell. In Rossport Solidarity Camp we are fighting alongside the working people of Bolivia as they try to gain the profits of that country’s gas industry, alongside Chinese villagers rioting against polluting factories, alongside any fight against capital and the state anywhere. Rossport Solidarity Camp is organised on a day to day basis through nightly meetings in which each person has an equal voice, these meetings formulate policy and allot tasks. The fact we organise this way and are in Rossport is not an accident. We are in Rossport because we believe that what happens in peoples’ lives should be decided collectively by the people affected, not imposed from above by hierarchal institutions be they headquartered in Castlebar, Dublin, London, Holland or Norway. We organise this way now because this is the way we want to see the world organised, and because we believe like begets like, and you cannot proceed to freedom through un-freedom. What Next? At the moment we are concentrating on preparing for next year; which means gathering construction materials pallets, hazel branches, tarpaulin, etc…; developing necessary skills, be it in building or media work; fundraising; and publicising the camp. Participants in Rossport Solidarity Camp are about to embark on speaking tours of Ireland and Britain (parts of the continent are pencilled in for the future). Should you want to organise a public meeting as part of this contact galwaygrassroots@yahoo.com (for Britain) or ballina@shelltosea.com (for Ireland). Details of the Irish part of the tour are to follow. Here are the details of the first leg of the British part: Manchester: Thursday November 3rd 7.30pm, the Basement, 24 Lever Street, hosted by the Anarchist Federation. Lancaster: Friday November 4th to Sunday November 6th , participants in Rossport Solidarity Camp will be delivering a paper to the conference ‘Making Global Civil Society: Grassroots Practise and Academic Theory of Globalisation from Below’, which is happening at Lancaster University. London: Tuesday November 8th 7.30 pm Autonomy Club, Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High street, London E1 (nearest tube Aldgate East), hosted by the Anarchist Federation. Oxford: November 9th 7pm, Oxford Action Resource Centre. Nottingham: November 10th 7pm, International Community Center, 61b Mansfield Rd. London: Saturday 12th November, 7pm to 3am, RampArts social center (www.ramparts.co.nr) which is a non-hierarchical, autonomous space that was squatted in May 2004, situated in the Whitechapel area, East End of London. There will also be benefit gig for the campaign with food & drink + music. Newcastle: Monday 14th November, 7.30pm, Tyneside Irish Centre, hosted by Why Don’t You? London: Thursday Nov 17th 7.30pm, London Action Resource Centre (www.londonarc.org) hosted by London Rising Tide. Some Links to Reports and Analysis of other Ecological Struggles: Revolutionary Ecology Class Struggle Hits the Road Carnsore: Why Ireland Never Got Nuclear Power The Siege of Gorleben Britons against Plogoff Nuclear Power Plant The Politics of Anti-Road Struggle and the Struggles of Anti-Road Politics Auto-Struggles: The Developing War Against the Road Monster Grassroots Environmentalism and Strategies for Social Change Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/sep2005/thecamp.jpg



neunato

belgrade, 01.11.2005 10:38

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