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tosco vive

Argentina, 07.11.2005 06:38

Lunes 7 de noviembre 2005 | 30 AÑOS DE SU MUERTE
Tosco vive, la lucha sigue



París

Colombia, 07.11.2005 06:08

Arde la ciudad luz, Un huracán de indignación hace fuego en las calles francesas



Tennessee's Big South Fork Ecosystem Threatened by Surface Mining

Tennessee, 07.11.2005 03:08

#media_3785;left# United Mountain Defense Urges Attendance at Public Forum Premium Coal Company is an out-of-state coal company from Kentucky and they are seeking a permit to blow up Buffalo Mountain in the New River watershed. The mine will destroy five intermittent streams and it will destroy the watershed on the mountain and result in a massive release of sediment into Ligias Fork. Mining in the New River watershed will kill the Big South Fork ecosystem, which is a National Park. United Mountain Defense, an environmental organization dedicated to preservation of the Appalachian bioregion, is urging attendance at a public hearing hosted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on November 15th at Cove Lake State Park. They are encouraging people to say no to surface mining in the New River watershed.



Concentración y Marcha por los Derechos Reproductivos en San Francisco el 5 de Noviembre

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.11.2005 03:07

Mientras se van acercando las elecciones en California, las encuestas muestran que la Proposición 73, la iniciativa anti-choice que va contra la salud de mujeres adolescentes (obligaria a las clinicas a notificar sobre la realizacion de un aborto a los padres de menores), sera decidida por corto margen.

La Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights ( Coordinadora del Area de la Bahia por derechos reproductivos) marcharon por derechos reproductivos el Sábado 5 de Noviembre desde la 1pm hasta las 4:20pm en el parque Dolores en San Francisco (calles 18 y Dolores). El evento tuvo discursos, entretenimiento, espectáculos, mesas de información y arte. Lista de las personas que hablaron. La concentración y marcha fue seguida por la marcha Take Back the Night (marcha llamada Devuelvan la Noche) para conmemorar a las mujeres que han muerto por partos mal hechos, abortos ilegales y/o abuso domestico. El objetivo de esta concentración y marcha es en parte una forma de concientizar sobre los planes de una “Caminata por la Vida” de fundamentalistas contra el derecho a decidir que sera realizada en San Francisco en el aniversario de Roe v. Wade el 21 de Enero del 2006.
Fotos | Audio
Leer Mas en la Pagina Mujeres de Indybay.



Bush: &quot;o presidente Lula prometeu me levar para pescar&quot;

Brasil, 07.11.2005 02:07

CHURRASCO COM O PRESIDENTE



Peter Young Support Demo - Nov.8th

Portland, 07.11.2005 00:38

Animal Liberation Prisoner Peter Young will have his last court date on November 8th and will appear for sentencing in Madison Wisconsin. Altogether, Peter's involvement led to the release of approximately 10,000 mink who would have otherwise been brutally murdered for their fur. Several fur farmers will be present at this court date to tell the judge how Peter ruined their livelyhood by liberating the mink on their farms. Show your support for Peter and the countless number of animals being brutally slaughtered for their fur. Portland OR, Tues. Nov. 8th @ NOON

Meet at Schumacher Fur Store at 811 SW Morrison, Portland OR (corner of 9th and Morrison). We will then be going to other Fur Stores AND Fur Farms in Support of Peter.

Before being apprehended in California earlier this year, Peter Young spent seven years on the run. Since his imprisonment Young has received support from animal and earth liberation supporters across the world.

"As bad as it could get, it will never be as bad as it was for those mink, I would do it all over again."
~ Peter Young

www.supportpeter.com



Amity Night 2

United Kingdom, 07.11.2005 00:37

Amity Night 2 is an evening of live music and art to bring communities together, to raise money for a small Palestinian village and the Pakistan Eartquake appeal. Saturday November 12th 2005, 7.45pm-11.00pm, at The Malt Cross. A night of musical entertainment featuring Mecca 2 Medina, Fat Digester and many more... Nottingham Amity is a voluntary organistation which aims to bring communities together.

Links: Nottingham Amity | The Malt Cross | Short video of previous Amity Night



Free DVD Screening: Walmart - The High Cost of Low Price

LA, 07.11.2005 00:08

Free DVD Screening: Walmart - The High Cost of Low Price



Imagenes contra Bush en Córdoba

Argentina, 07.11.2005 00:07



Crime at Amnesty International

Maine, 06.11.2005 22:07

They tortured me and raped my deaf girlfriend after claiming to be from Amnesty International.



Hanford Clean-Up to be Cut $340 Million

Portland, 06.11.2005 20:38

Congressional budget negotiators and the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) have agreed to a massive cut of $340 million in funding for cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in 2006. Over a million gallons of High-Level Nuclear Waste have leaked from tanks at Hanford and another million gallons was deliberately dumped in the soil. Contamination has spread faster than previously believed and
is moving towards the Columbia River.

"Every year of delay increases the spread of contamination and the risk to thesafety of clenaup workers and the public," said Gerald Pollet, Executive Director of Heart of America Northwest. "The federal Energy Department's priority is to push to use Hanford as a national radioactive and toxic waste dump, rather than fund cleanup and safety. The massive budget cuts show why Washington's voters were wise to pass Initiative 297 one year ago to require cleanup before more waste can be dumped,"

Funding cuts will likely delay: retrieval of High-Level Nuclear Waste from tanks which have leaked over a million gallons of waste; safety for workers and characterizing leaks around those tanks; cleanup of massive sol contamination spreading from unlined burial grounds and liquid waste discharge sites; and, halt work to cleanup safety risks at the Plutonium Finishing Plant.

 http://www.heartofamericanorthwest.org/



Nota Zero para o Enade

Brasil, 06.11.2005 20:37

EDUCAÇÃO



At Least Ten Wal-Mart Movie Screenings to Be Held in Philly

Philadelphia, 06.11.2005 19:38

At least ten screenings of WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price will be held in Philly during the Wal-Mart Week of Action from Nov 13 – 19 as part of the largest grassroots mobilization in film distribution history. PhillyIMC will team up with Jobs With Justice on Sunday, November 13th at 6pm to host a screening at the Gershman Y. The screening will be accompanied by speakers from the Mayor's office, labor unions, and the SBN's Buy Local Campaign as well as media and interviews from local Wal-Mart's collected by the PhillyIMC. The PhillyIMC has also created a resource guide with more info on Wal-Mart and its practices.



NOV 3 Counter-Recruitment in Virginia

DC, 06.11.2005 19:08

The DC Anti-War Network continues it's counter-recruitment activities in the DC area.



La Haine Est Dans La Rue

Ireland, 06.11.2005 17:37

Some Personal Thoughts On The French Autumn Intifada I was one of the co ordinators of the Irish mobilisation to the Second European Social Forum which was held in Paris two years ago, to the day. We had over a hundred people come from Ireland, and it was my job to head over early and co-ordinate accomodation with the ESF organisers there, as well as get the lie of the land and find out where everything was happening... This text was originally posted on Aotearoa IMC I was one of the co ordinators of the Irish mobilisation to the Second European Social Forum which was held in Paris two years ago, to the day. We had over a hundred people come from Ireland, and it was my job to head over early and co-ordinate accomodation with the ESF organisers there, as well as get the lie of the land and find out where everything was happening... Imagine the shock when most people coming to the ESF discovered that a lot of the sessions were happening thirty or forty kilometres out from what most of us consider Paris, that beautiful walled medieval city of the Commune, May 68 and the Revolution. I spent the first day going from Bobigny (end of the line) to St Denis, and the hidden Paris of the ghetto-suburbs blew me away. Looking back on it now, the French ESF organisers probably opened Europe's eyes to the hidden reality of 21st century Paris. At the time we thought it was stupid to spend half the day travelling, but now I think it might have been a stroke of genius... Mile after mile of desolate estate- high rise ghettoes reaching out to the horizon. The train stations were all covered with New York style hip hop grafitti, and when I got off at the second last stop (St Denis-Porte de Paris) I got a real shock. It was Bastille Day, when France celebrates its revolution, and in the middle of this concrete urban bunker that doubled as the town's main square, a bunch of old (white) army veterans were holding up French Tricolour banners gilded in gold with the names of their legions and the battles they had fought inscribed on it. This did not look to me like a progressive bunch of Communards or Sans Culottes. Maybe some of these guys had seen action in Algeria with Le Pen's torturing paratroopers. Around them were clusters of African and Arab kids, shouting out the names of towns and cities these old men had probably killed people in. Bwtween the two groups were a cohort of fully tooled up CRS riot police, with body armour, alsatian dogs, tear gas weapons that looked like sawn off shotguns, and huge paddy wagons with armour plating on them. To me it looked like some version of the Orange Order insisting on their right to march provocatively in Derry, aided by their RUC racist police cousins... I remembered the Bob Marley song at the beginning of the cinema verite intro to the film La Haine, with his words "they were dressed in uniforms of brutality" echoing over a montage of riots in Paris. We went on to meet a lot of the French and European left that week, with these suburbs as an ever hissing background. We crossed a bridge in one suburb where the CRS had massacred hundreds of Arabs in Paris when they attacked a solidarity march during the height of the Algerian War. We stayed with most of the North of Ireland crew in a gym in the old Jewish quarter of Villejuif, which was cleared of most of its Jewish citizens by the Nazis and the Vichy, and was now a bustling Arab section. It had been a stronghold of the French COmmunist Party, the PCF, and in a nice touch of Gallic solidarity, the old Communist mayor came round one morning and cooked a hundred of us an unbelievable French breakfast! (I'd date the revival of the French left from there!) Solidarity with their North of Irish comrades, no problem. But what struck me most about the French left was their lack of contacts with the Arab and African ghettoes of Paris and beyond. A group of us North of Irelanders went out to an Arab cafe one night, and I'm nearly sure we were the first caucasian group EVER inside! In our broken French we talked about the ESF- most of them had not heard about it. But they were amazed to learn that we were against the war, supported the resistance in Iraq and Palestine, hated the Front National and defended the right for Muslims to wear the hijab. We left that Arab cafe late that morning with a lot of new friends! Many of them will have been out fighting this week. I am disapponted to see that the resurgent French radical left, that has been kicking neo-liberal ass with the defeat of the EU Constitiution and the nearly monthly mass strikes, is nowhere to be seen defending the kids of the banluies. If there was a similar uprising here in South Auckland, I have every confidence in the radical workers movement in Aotearoa that we would defend the kids here. The problems are the same in the Worlds big cities- poor working class youth, often immigrant and multicultural, lies fuming, festering, and forgotten in huge sprawling ghettoes miles away from Sky or Eiffel Towers... The French radical left needs to engage with Arab and black French youth. Supporting the government's crackdown on the hijab was disgusting, and revolutionaries should really know better. There is now an uprising, an intifada, in urban France. le Pen's fascists have been along to some of the so called "peace marches", wearing tricolour sashes and talking about the need to clear the ghettoes of "scum". In the weeks to come, the French radical left has a major part to play. Will they end up like the old CP in May 68- condemning the students whose bravery fighting the CRS led three weeks later to Western Europe's closest shot to a socialist revolution, with over 1o million on strike? Much better if they'd play the role of the students... (In Auckland we're having a screening of La Haine, follwed by a discussion. The film tells the story of three unemployed working class kids, one jewish, one black and one arab, and how they try to survive in the huge desolate apartment blocks of Paris under the oppressive jackboot of the French riot cops. Could be a good one back home?) COMPILATION OF INDYMEDIA COVERAGE Callejera á la FrancaiseParis Housing Hell 3 Discussion Of Riots On Indymedia.ie Discussion On Urban75Indymedia.org Feature Wikipedia Entry on Paris Riots PARIS BACKGROUND INFO STORIESParis Housing HellParis Housing Hell 2 http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/nov2005/crs.gif http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/nov2005/paris2005.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/nov2005/lahaine.jpg



Inspección al Lof Casiano

Argentina, 06.11.2005 17:08



Come to event &quot;FIRE THE BOSS&quot; on Sunday Nov 13 at 12:00 (noon) at Houston Center 8Th &amp; Snyder

Philadelphia, 06.11.2005 16:38

In 2001, Argentina’s economy collapsed. Factories began closing, foreign banks began pulling their money out of the country leaving the poor of the country in shambles. But the workers in Argentina didn’t take this laying down. Instead they started to organize. Workers took control over their factories, seized the machines and once again started to produce, without the boss. The unemployed movements continued to provide for the unmet needs of their communities, creating bakeries, small cooperatives, and community gardens to provide food and jobs. Come to joint us on Sunday and exchange experiences and talk to these great workers that started a new way of living with dignity, taking destiny into their own hands.
Fire the Boss in your home town!



Ministry building threatening the University Asylum

Athens, 06.11.2005 15:07

The new Ministry of Press building, next to Pandio University, opened on Monday 31st of October. This building (known as Saridis's building) has been demanded by Pandio for years, since the classrooms are not enough to host all the students, plus the fact that there is not a students' dorm.

The university community was negative to this new "neighbour" since the very beginning. Furthermore, there have been actions against the Ministry transfer since the beginning of the last student year. (photos of sprayed slogans and paint buckets shot towards the walls of the ministry building).

Opening the new ministry building, the actions are escalating, as does the oppression. The surrounding area is almost unapproachable, given the police squads, the surveillance cameras and dozens of undercovered policemen, in an effort to settle the new situation.

There is a sit-in by students, since Monday morning, on the one side of the ministry building, while its employees and some of the journalists seem to agree with the students. Riots also broke between some anarchists and the squads guarding the building.

Proclamation from Pandio gathering place|Poster about the oppression|Roussopoulos's official briefing by Roussopoulos in a pepper-sprayed building gathered by cops. |2



MIAMI: Wilma and FEMA vs. the Poor - The underreported story...

Miami, 06.11.2005 15:07

MIAMI: Wilma and FEMA vs. the Poor - The underreported story...



MIAMI: Displaced Hurricane Victims Confront FEMA

Miami, 06.11.2005 15:07

MIAMI: Displaced Hurricane Victims Confront FEMA



West Yorks against the Fascism

United Kingdom, 06.11.2005 14:37

Coinciding with the court case of Nick Griffin leader of the BNP a large demonstration against the Fascists was organised in Leeds. The anti-fascists turning up, upwards of 600 people, well out numbered the larger than usual BNP presence outside the court. Griffin and fellow party hack Collett, who are up for inciting to racial hatred, were pelted with eggs and flour as they entered the building. [Report: Huge anti-fascist march in Leeds humiliates the 'master-race'] [Pictures and Report: BNP morons hold 'national demo'] [Pictures: Protest against the fascist BNP in Leeds]

Later in the week there is another protest planned in Keighley [Announcement] to counter more racially inflammatory actions by the 'British Nationalists'. On the 11th there is a anti-fascist benefit night to be held in the 1 in 12 Club, Bradford.



EMOTIVO ACTO AL CHE EN USACH

santiago, 06.11.2005 13:39

EMOTIVO ACTO AL CHE EN USACH



Hizo Presencia la Rabia Anticapitalista

santiago, 06.11.2005 13:39

Gran Movilización Contra el ALCA en Argentina



Conmemoración del fallecido Barry Horne

santiago, 06.11.2005 13:39

A 4 años de la muerte del activista por la liberación animal



Paris is Burning: Racism and Repression Explode in Week of Uprisings

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.11.2005 08:37

On Thursday, October 27th, 2005, a group of 10 highschool kids were playing soccer in the Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois. when police arrived to do ID checks, the kids ran away and hid, because some of them had no ID. Three of the children hid in an electrical transformer building of EDF and were electrocuted. Two of them, Ziad Benn (17) and Banou Traoré (15), died; the third, Metin (21), was severely injured.

On the morning of Saturday October 29th, 1000 joined in a march organised by religious associations and mosques in Clichy-sous-Bois. Representatives of the Muslim community appealed for calm and marchers wore T-shirts saying mort pour rien ("dead for nothing"). The mayor of Clichy, Claude Dilain, called for an enquiry into the deaths of the two boys. All eyes were on Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The response? As people were gathering in the mosques for the Night of Destiny, the most sacred night in the month of Ramadan, a night people usually spent at the mosque, the empty streets of the Cité du Chêne Pointu filled with about 400 CRS militant riot police and gendarmes, blocking off the neighborhood. Yet very few people allowed themselves to be provoked into breaking the sanctity of this night, despite racist insults from the police. On Sunday, however, provocation turned into outrage as the women's prayer room at de Bousquets mosque was teargassed by police. As people stumbled out gasping for air, the policemen called the women "whores", "bitches" and other insults.

Ever since that night, Clichy-sous-Bois has been burning, with the insurrection spreading on Monday to Seine-Saint-Denis and on Tuesday night (November 1st) to nine other Parisian suburbs. A week after the death of the two boys, the uprising is spreading throughout France -- to Dijon, Bouches-du-Rhone and Rouen.

Read More | Reports from Paris IMC (fr): one | two | three | four | Eyewitness account in English: UK IMC | kersplebedeb

Deep roots of Paris riots | Massive Riots All Over France | Eyewitness to Paris riots charges police with deliberate provocation | Widening anti-police riots provoke government crisis



Mar del Plata – Sonhos, fumaça e detenções

Brasil, 06.11.2005 08:08

ANTI-CÚPULA DAS AMÉRICAS



Brasil também espera Bush

Brasil, 06.11.2005 08:08

ANTI-CÚPULA DAS AMÉRICAS



2 Indymedia Journalists detained in Argentina Nov. 4

Portland, 06.11.2005 07:38

Urgent: two journalists detained in the repression by the police in Mar del Plata The Alternative Media Network of Buenos Aires, Argentina November 4th, 2005. Journalists Fernando Catz and Roger Sampedro, both with Indymedia, are among the 87 persons detained by the Federal Police during the repression unleashed this afternoon against Anti-Bush demonstrators.

We ask our fellow journalists to urgently disseminate this news by way of agencies, newspapers and websites in order to facilitate getting information on their location and to call for their release.

It is vital for all of those detained that the press take notice of them because in these past few years there have been scores of cases of misconduct, abuse and torture at the hands of the police in Argentina. [Read More]

Provocateurs Trigger Repression at Summit of Americas: So far 2 independent journalists have been siezed as provovateurs seek shut down peaceful protest at the Summit of the Americas. This year the Summit is in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, where the radical right wing Peronists regained power with the ascension of George Bush in the US. A brigade of 8000 police were assembled to "protect" the summit. What has ensued is a physical enactment of the ungoing war against the poor the US seeks to advance with the FTAA. Five of the 34 counties represented at the summit steadfastly oppose the treaty.

"Here, in Mar Del Plata, FTAA will be buried."~ Hugo Chavez [Read More]



PROTESTA EN LA CIUDAD VIEJA

Uruguay, 06.11.2005 06:38

La represión se fue alcarajo



common ground collective

Houston, 06.11.2005 04:37

Mutual Support in New Orleans: The Common Ground Collective



Mar De Plata

Houston, 06.11.2005 04:37

FTAA Protests in Argentina



'The Revolution will be Televised'

United Kingdom, 06.11.2005 00:38

Reopening the Common Place Social Centre the Cinema Collective are showing ten days of radical films as part of the fringe of the Leeds International Film Festival [official site]. The wide range of films from around the world are being shown under the title of The Revolution will be Televised.

[Over 100 people turn up for First Day] [Newsire Details and Programme] [Program in RTF format]



UVa Hunger Banquet

Charlottesville, 05.11.2005 23:37

Come to UVa's HUNGER BANQUET on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 6:30 PM at ALUMNI HALL. Come to UVa's HUNGER BANQUET on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 6:30 PM at ALUMNI HALL! Come to UVa's HUNGER BANQUET on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 6:30 PM at ALUMNI HALL. *************************************************************** *Are you concerned about HUNGER and POVERTY in the University community, the Charlottesville area, and around the world? * * WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT? * * Come to UVa's HUNGER BANQUET on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 6:30 PM at ALUMNI HALL. * FEATURING an introductory address from JOE SZAKOS, Founder and Director of the Virginia Organizing Project, and a keynote address from University of Virginia Professor of Anthropology IRA BASHKOW. ALSO FEATURING a performance by the AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE ENSEMBLE. Dinner is provided. Please e-mail trosenbaum@virginia.edu for more information. *****************************************************************



PRESOS POR LUCHAR

Uruguay, 05.11.2005 23:07

Ultimo momento sabado



Art Show &quot;Demise of Democracy?&quot;

LA, 05.11.2005 22:38

Art Show "Demise of Democracy?"



World Can't Wait

Houston, 05.11.2005 22:37

World Can't wait hits Houston



Voting Rights Act: What’s at Stake Here?

Tennessee, 05.11.2005 22:09

Much of the populace today is not quite sure why the Voting Right Act needs to be extended at regular intervals. With virtually all citizens having the right to vote, why does it have to be evaluated and continued every so many years? Is there still voting discrimination against people of color? Also of concern to “European-Americans” is whether--under the Bush administration, have polling place protections been compromised so much that even whites are questioning whether we’re living under a democracy?



common ground collective

Houston, 05.11.2005 22:07

Mutual Support in New Orleans: The Common Ground Collective



Palestinian Dance

Houston, 05.11.2005 22:07

Friday Nov. 11th Palestinian Dance Comes to Houston



Rally to Condemn Gang Rape of Filipina Woman by U.S. Marines

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.11.2005 22:07

A spirited rally was called for by BAYAN USA on November 4th outside San Francisco's Federal Building to express outrage at the US Marines involved in the gang rape of a Filipina woman in the Philippines on Tuesday, November 1. Over 60 community members came out to the chilly plaza of San Francisco's Federal Building to express solidarity with the unidentified 22 year old woman who was brutally attacked by US soldiers. The guilty soldiers are currently being held in the Philippines under the custody of the US Embassy in Manila. Bayan USA spokesperson Berna Ellorin said: "Absolutely NO IMMUNITY must be granted to the six suspects under US jurisdiction. They must surrender to Philippine jurisdiction to be tried and held accountable to the Filipino people and its legal system...Anything else in NOT justice." Speakers at Friday's rally called for all US forces to leave the Philippines and for an end to the Visiting Forces Agreement. They also condemned Gloria Arroyo's administration as puppets of the US government.
Photos | Indybay's Anti-War Page



Dia de los Muertos Against War

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.11.2005 22:07

Over a thousand people joined the Dia de los Meurtos (Day of the Dead) procession through San Francisco’s mission district November 2nd. Dia de los Muertos is an annual Meso-American holiday dedicated to ancestors and loved ones now gone. The procession was lead by the Rescue Culture Collective and ended at the Festival of Altars in Garfield Park at 25th Street and Harrison. Not in Our Name joined others, including CODEPINK, in remembering the over 100,000 Iraqis and 2,000 US troops killed due to our government’s current war without end on that country.
Photos | Indybay's Arts+Action Page



Ready for some hurricane relief from WILMA?

Miami, 05.11.2005 20:37

Ready for some hurricane relief from WILMA?



Trick or Treat? Voting in Virginia... an open thread

Richmond, 05.11.2005 20:08

Will you be treated or tricked by the results of Tuesday's statewide elections? How has this election season effected you? Are you proud of Potts? Contemptuous of Kilgore? Prefer Samhain to Tim Kaine? Post your comments here. If nothing else, at least we can have a democratic form of media.



Arlington West Santa Monica Veterans Day Weekend

LA, 05.11.2005 19:38

Arlington West Santa Monica Veterans Day Weekend



Dia de los Muertos Against War

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.11.2005 19:37

Over a thousand people joined the Dia de los Meurtos (Day of the Dead) procession through San Francisco’s mission district November 2nd. Dia de los Muertos is an annual Meso-American holiday dedicated to ancestors and loved ones now gone. The procession was lead by the Rescue Culture Collective and ended at the Festival of Altars in Garfield Park at 25th Street and Harrison. Not in Our Name joined others, including CODEPINK, in remembering the over 100,000 Iraqis and 2,000 US troops killed due to our government’s current war without end on that country.
Photos



Rally to Condemn Gang Rape of Filipina Woman by U.S. Marines

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.11.2005 19:08

A spirited rally was called for by BAYAN USA on November 4th outside San Francisco's Federal Building to express outrage at the US Marines involved in the gang rape of a Filipina woman in the Philippines on Tuesday, November 1.
Over 60 community members came out to the chilly plaza of San Francisco's Federal Building to express solidarity with the unidentified 22 year old woman who was brutally attacked by US soldiers. The guilty soldiers are currently being held in the Philippines under the custody of the US Embassy in Manila. Bayan USA spokesperson Berna Ellorin said: "Absolutely NO IMMUNITY must be granted to the six suspects under US jurisdiction. They must surrender to Philippine jurisdiction to be tried and held accountable to the Filipino people and its legal system...Anything else in NOT justice." Speakers at Friday's rally called for all US forces to leave the Philippines and for an end to the Visiting Forces Agreement. They also condemned Gloria Arroyo's administration as puppets of the US government.
Photos



Vermont Independence Convention: Confronting the Empire

Portland, 05.11.2005 18:39

On October 28 a statewide convention on state secession and running on the theme "Vermont Independence: An Impossible Dream or a Vision of the Future?" was held in the State House in Montpelier, VT. The last time a convention similar to this was held took place in North Carolina in 1861 when the state decided to secede from the US.

The group that organized the convention in Vermont was the Second Vermont Republic (SVR), formed in large part during the last few years. The SVR, according to its web site, "is a peaceful, democratic, grassroots solidarity movement committed to the return of Vermont to its rightful status as an independent republic as was the case in 1791 and to support Vermont's future development as a separate, sustainable nation-state." [ read more ]

Related: Vermont passes resolution to secede from USSA; 20+ states w/ succession movements



Revolte in Frankrijk.

Oost-Vlaanderen, 05.11.2005 16:07

Revolte in Frankrijk



Politiegeweld tegen vrije meningsuiting

Netherlands, 05.11.2005 15:07

Op 27 oktober brak er brand uit in het uitzetcentrum op schiphol, daarbij kwamen 11 mensen om. Die zelfde dag was er al een wake voor de slachtoffers, meteen wordt ook de schuldvraag aangekaart en wordt er vanuit verschillende hoeken op oorzaken en gevolgen gewezen. In verschillende steden en gemeenten worden sollidariteitsacties opgezet. In Amsterdam gebeurde dat o.a. door een spandoekenactie, sedert 1 november hangen op een tiental plaatsen in de stad spandoeken die het beleid van Minister Verdonk en de dodelijke consequenties daarvan in vraag stellen.

Burgemeester Job Cohen, die op 2 november tijdens de Theo Van Gogh herdenking het recht op vrije meningsuiting nog vurig verdedigde, lijkt daar twee dagen later plots heel anders over te denken. Of geldt vrije meningsuiting alleen voor het criminaliseren van minderheidsgroepen en het aftasten van de grenzen van racistische, fascistische en antisemitische uitlatingen?

op vrijdag 4 november om acht uur werd een eerste poging gedaan om een spandoek dat het vreemdelingenbeleid in vraag stelt te laten verwijderen aan de gevel van Het Wilde Westen. De volgende morgen om half zeven volgde een brutale inval waarbij veel schade werd aangericht en het spandoek met veel geweld werd weggehaald. Rond kwart voor twee kreeg een pand aan de prins hendrikkade ook politiebezoek met de vraag om hun spandoek weg te halen, zo niet zou "er waarschijnlijk zo meteen wel ME langskomen". De toon (en de beleidslijn?)lijkt gezet, het geschreven vrije woord wordt met brutaal geweld beantwoord.

Foto's: [wake|spandoeken|schade na inval]



Images from Anti-Bush Rallies in Argentina IMC

Miami, 05.11.2005 15:07

Images from Anti-Bush Rallies in Argentina IMC




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