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BUY NOTHING DAY STREET PARTY!!

Maritimes, 26.11.2005 05:11

Buy Nothing Day Street Party Erupts in Busiest Block of Downtown Halifax



kraak 't Kievitje

Antwerpen, 26.11.2005 04:37

Klooster gekraakt: red de Kievitwijk!



week 25/11/2005

Antwerpen, 26.11.2005 04:37

Voelt U thuis !



zapatizmonun yeni bir aşaması başlıyor

Istanbul, 26.11.2005 04:08

öteki mücadele



Dia Sem Compras

Portugal, 26.11.2005 02:38

Dia Sem Compras



Talleres de Indymedia Córdoba

Argentina, 26.11.2005 02:08



Buses for people not profit

United Kingdom, 26.11.2005 01:07

300 people demonstrated in Sheffield on 19th November 2005 against bus fare rises and cuts in services [callout | reports and photos]. Fares on First buses in Sheffield have gone up four times in the last year and since the privatisation of the bus service journeys made iin South Yorkshire have fallen from 350 million a year to 112 million last year and there has been a corresponding increase in car usage, congestion and pollution.

The demonstration was organised by We want our buses back and they are planning a mass lobby of the next Sheffield City Council meeting on Weds 7th December from 12 to 2pm outside the Town Hall.

In addition to the demonstration a group of activists put on a free bus service"Some people believe in asking large corporations for cheaper services so that there is less profit made. Whilst we understand that this is a desirable goal we go one step further to ask for a co-operative way of living, where no profit is produced."



Anti War activist serving 28 days in prison

United Kingdom, 26.11.2005 01:07

Anti war activist Milan Rai of Justice not Vengeance is currently serving 28 days in Lewes Prison, for "wilful refusal to pay" a fine. The fine was imposed after an action in November 2004, when Milan stencilled anti-war messages onto the Foreign and Commonwealth Office buildings in Whitehall, to protest the impending attack on Fallujah. Actions against the invasion of Fallujah took place in several British cities around that time.



Paichil Antriao en Buenos Aires

Argentina, 25.11.2005 23:07



POR NUESTRAS HEROINAS Las Hermanas Mirabal

Puerto Rico, 25.11.2005 22:38

Resistencia Mirabal



The Unoffical Action Taken By Irish Ferries SIPTU Members Deserves Our 100% Support

Ireland, 25.11.2005 20:37

A SIPTU Activist Comments on the myth of social partnership stripped bare The unoffical action and indeed the direct action taken by the SIPTU members on the two Irish Ferries Ships in Wales tonight should be commenended and supported wholeheartedly by the leadership of SIPTU and ICTU.Both leaderships should now publicly support in the strongest possible terms the action taken by the Irish Ferries workers without reserve. Surely now these workers must now be facing criminal proceedings by the managment and the owners of Irish Ferries?. While it is unfortunate and regrettable that the SIPTU members of Irish Ferries have been left with no other alternative but to resort to this desperate but principled and very admirable and brave stand, it must be causing the leadership and bueracracy of SIPTU an unwanted and untold headach of migraine proportions. The direct action that the Irish Ferries workers have taken has shown that the Industrial Relations Act of 1990 should never have been even contemplated nor considered The unoffical action and indeed the direct action taken by the SIPTU members on the two Irish Ferries Ships in Wales last night (November 24th) should be commenended and supported wholeheartedly by the leadership of SIPTU and ICTU. Both leaderships should now publicly support in the strongest possible terms the action taken by the Irish Ferries workers without reserve. Surely these workers must now be facing criminal proceedings by the managment and the owners of Irish Ferries? It is unfortunate and regrettable that the SIPTU members of Irish Ferries have been left with no other alternative but to resort to this desperate but principled and very admirable and brave stand. It must be causing the leadership and bureaucracy of SIPTU an unwanted headache of migraine proportions. The direct action that the Irish Ferries workers have taken has shown that the Industrial Relations Act of 1990 should never have been even contemplated nor considered acceptable by our trade union bureaucracy when it was both discussed and finally introduced as legislation. The Industrial Relations Act of 1990 prohibits actions of this very nature.Yet the leadership of SIPTU and ICTU have done nothing to have it repealed. IBEC and the Government have made their positions very clear right from the outset of this dispute. IBEC by their attack on the trade union movement in the early stages of this dispute and their sudden descent into total silence mean that we can take it that it is IBEC that are leading the "Shock and Awe" tactics of Irish Ferries. Were we ever in doubt as to who really was setting the agenda? This government say they can do no more in this dispute.What did they do in the first place? Act as neutral observers? Let us remind ourselves how neutral this goverment is when employers exploit workers. When the most widespread abuse of workers ever uncovered in this country was revealed on the construction sites of GAMA - what was the punishment that company recieved? A massive multi-million euro contract for the construction of one of the biggest road building jobs this state has ever undertaken. IBEC and the government have made their class allegiances very clear throughout this dispute.They are our class enemies. This dispute has stripped bare the myth of social partnership. What a headache this all must be for our trade union leaders. 100% support must be given to the Irish Ferries workers. Our futures depend on it. RELATED LINKS RECENT DISCUSSION OF THIS ISSUE ON INDYMEDIA IRELAND IRISH FERRIES: TIME TO BREAK THE LAW? IMAGES OF SOLIDARITY PROTEST AT GPO http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/nov2005/normandy.jpg



Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV.

Philadelphia, 25.11.2005 20:08

House Subcommittee on Commerce hears legislation that could severely damage local community access TV. Community media advocates call for intensification, in the coming weeks, of efforts to defeat this legislation.



Tennessee Resident Calls for Justice

Tennessee, 25.11.2005 19:08

#media_3899;left# As names of the murdered were sung out and a hovering helicopter added its whirr to the response “Presente ” Donald Nelson went across the line at the SOA/WHINSEC in Ft. Benning, GA and was arrested. “For several years I have known what was going on here at the fort was wrong,” Nelson, 62, a technical engineer from Summertown, TN, said. “Finally, now seemed like a good time to make a strong statement.” Nelson wass one of 41 to cross the line as thousands protest torture and terrorism as taught at the SOA/WHINSEC in Georgia. #media_3891;right#Thousands of South and Central American troops have been brought into the school located at Ft. Benning to be trained in counter insurgency and terrorist techniques that are used against civilians in their own countries. “For some time Donald has said that teaching people torture and terrorism tactics with our tax money and against our ideals was not right,” reports Elizabeth Barger of PeaceRoots Alliance. “Now, like our founding fathers before us, he has put his life and sacred honor on the line for freedom.” #media_3898;left#Sixteen members of Peaceroots Alliance from the Farm Community near Summertown and Columbia, TN arrived in Columbus, Georgia to protest the activities of the SOA/WHINSEC. Cars and Busloads of students and Citizens from Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Memphis also joined the protest. Reports of torture and terrorism being perpetrated BY many graduates of the school have been documented and continue to this day. #media_3897;right#“It is impressive to see so many people of all ages and religions who care about human rights,” stated Joel Kachinsky of PeaceRoots Alliance. “As people realize what is being done in our name and with our tax dollars, they will voice their heartfelt protest against torture and violence and close this school and all the other immoral programs we are secretly funding.”



Abuso Policial en la UNJBG

Peru, 25.11.2005 17:08

viernes 25 de Noviembre 2005 | ABUSO POLICIAL
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL JORGE BASADRE GROHMANN - TACNA . INTERVENIDA



cathedral grove 2006

Victoria, 25.11.2005 17:08

CATHEDRAL GROVE WHITEWASH



Thanksgiving Camp Casey anti-war protest in Crawford, Texas

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.11.2005 17:07

11/24/2005: Upon his return from China, Bush has again been met outside his ranch near Crawford, Texas by people from across the state and country who are demanding an immediate end the US occupation of Iraq.

Renewing the Camp Casey protest vigil in central Texas this week, a dozen anti-war activists challenged the county’s recent laws against camping or parking on the side of any public road, and were arrested. Those arrested included Daniel Ellsberg, former diplomat Ann Wright, and DeDe Miller, Cindy Sheehan’s sister. They are charged with trespassing and obstructing the road. They were sitting in the ditch along a county road, and no obstruction occurred. Each of these Orwellian criminal misdemeanors carries a possible 180 days in jail, and a $2,000 fine.

Read More With Photos | Past Photos From Crawford
More Coverage Of Anti-War Protests



El Salvador Mining &amp; Koch Industries (link to audio / Radioactive)

Maine, 25.11.2005 17:07

RadioActive is a grassroots environmental and social justice news radio journal hosted by Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco and heard Thursdays from 4:00 - 4:30 pm on WERU FM 89.9 and 102.9 Bangor, Maine in the United States.



Critical Mass Documentary Touring Maine

Maine, 25.11.2005 17:07

Still We Ride is an action-packed cinematic glimpse into the shocking showdown between Critical Mass bicycle riders and police in New York City. This past summer�s crackdown in New York City during the Republican National Convention was the beginning of an ongoing effort to suppress free assembly for group bicycle rides. The monthly cycle of arrests and bicycle seizures has forced the cycling community into a legal battle with the city and politicized the very act of riding a bicycle.



Thanksgiving Camp Casey anti-war protest in Crawford, Texas

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.11.2005 14:07

11/24/2005: Returning from his China getaway, Bush has again been met outside his ranch near Crawford, Texas by people from across the state and country, demanding an immediate end the US occupation of Iraq.

Renewing the Camp Casey protest vigil in central Texas yesterday, a dozen anti-war activists challenged the county’s recent laws against camping or parking on the side of any public road. Those arrested included Daniel Ellsberg, former diplomat Ann Wright, and DeDe Miller, Cindy Sheehan’s sister. They are charged with trespassing and obstructing the road. They were sitting in the ditch along a county road, and no obstruction occurred. Each of these Orwellian criminal misdemeanors carries a possible 180 in jail, and a $2,000 fine.

Read More With Photos | Past Photos From Crawford



Buy Nothing Day on the Day After Thanksgiving

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.11.2005 07:37

The Buy Nothing Day movement continues this year, with groups all over the country planning to not go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. To counter the rabid consumer culture that has engulfed society, activists use this day every year to encourage people to curb their consumption for at least one day.

Some people have called for creative protests to take place at Wal-Mart stores, but many other forms of protests will take place, as well. In Emeryville, the Shellmound Peace Walk will end at 7:00am at the Bay Street Mall. In the North Bay, the People's Revolutionary Organization will be hosting a full day of direct action, at a variety of shopping centers, starting 9am at Kohl's in Petaluma. In San Jose, Buy Nothing Day Bike Party will gather at 5:30pm.

A Fur-Free Friday march and leafletting event will start at 11:30am in the center of Union Square in San Francisco. Berkeley Women in Black will switch sides of the Bay, to appear in Union Square at 12pm. Riot Folk will be part of a free show that will include folk music, a poetry slam, dance performances, and more. People are encouraged to bring art, paint pictures, sing, dance, play, act, and to otherwise participate in the event. People will gather at 12pm at Powell and Market.
There will be a Buy Nothing Day event at Artists' Television Access at 8:00pm, with video screenings, art installations, and music.

Past Indybay Coverage of BND | Read more on Indybay's Global Justice News Page



Ministério Público quer anular aumento de passagens no Recife

Brasil, 25.11.2005 07:08

TRANSPORTE PÚBLICO



Kejahatan Korporasi di Teluk Buyat

Jakarta, 25.11.2005 05:12

kronologi penghancuran sebuah masyarakat, hajat hidup dan ekosistem. Berikut adalah laporan panjang dari kawan-kawan di Sulawesi Utara menyangkut perkembangan terkahir kasus pencemaran teluk Buyat. ...



Dia de lucha contra la violencia hacia las mujeres

Argentina, 25.11.2005 04:07

Viernes 25 de Noviembre 2005 | POR LA LEGALIZACIÓN DEL ABORTO
Dia de lucha contra la violencia hacia las mujeres



Dia de lucha contra la violencia hacia las mujeres

Argentina, 25.11.2005 04:07

Viernes 25 de Noviembre de 2005 / POR LA LEGALIZACIÓN DEL ABORTO
Dia de lucha contra la violencia hacia las mujeres



squating (en)

Barcelona, 25.11.2005 03:07

L'assemblea (The meeting) give us strength

-- -- [Nov 18] –Workshop against Property and Town-planning violence Meeting -- -- [Nov 19] -- Caufec general meeting -- Sants Quarter meeting calls for a procession "RIP x Sants" -- Vermouths at Can Ricart -- -- [weekend] – VIIIth kan kadena's anniversary -- 'made in can ricart' -- --

-- -- related news -- -- From BAC to Can Ricart – [Nov 17]: Live Interview with home mobile house's creators -- [caufec] lawsuit against mossos for illegal detention -- -- CSO La Gàbia -- -- CSO La Gàbia (Lleida) Press ReleasePress release about demonstration of solidarity detentionsPress release of Alternativa Estel about the people detained in LleidaMore about the three detainedThree detained (for the time being) during the demonstration of CSO La Gàbia in Lleida -- EMU keeps the complaint. Mobilizations continue -- -- actions at cso(squatted space) -- --Horta a Valencia struggle (talk in Tarragona) -- 3rd cinema season of Coordinadora contra la especulació del Raval -- Italian season at la feraSELF-LEARNING in Vall de Can Masdeu --Moroccan music in Sunday's JamPopular Suppers by Ass. Okupes de Korneyà (Korneyà Squatters Association)Evening cinema seasons [November] at C.S.O. La Banka Rota -- Activities of Korneyà's Social Centers -- -- other news -- -- electromagnetic contamination in el forat -- PSC forces to carry the Quart Cinturó through -- Death throes of Raval's case -- [Sant Andreu] Rejection of Segre and Servet street's eviction -- Casal Les Vies; inauguration -- Nov 13- Demonstration against speculation in Sant Andreu! -- [Vilafranca] Can Cellerot's soul returnsNov 26 – Let's shack BarcelonaProvide with lunch your Mortgage -- Associació Cerdanyola Via Verda's press release -- Campaign "roots doesn't begin to grow from cement" -- new police aggression and repression of squat movement in CARMEL – new les corts inhabitantsCrude, shabby and brutish manipulation of QUÉ """newspaper""" about "squatters" -- --

+info == >>>speculation & squatting -- mobbingbcn.blogspot.com -- coordinadoraraval.org --noalplacaufec.net -- barrisants.org -- salvemcanricart.org -- visquemcanricart.tk



@rtivism (en)

Barcelona, 25.11.2005 03:07

consumerism: shopping trolley dead end?

alternatives to current consumerism Mieres' exchange fair turns 20 years old![Nov 13] + + at Gràcia on April + at Gelida O yomango: 10 keys for a lifestyle O Botiga Gratis (free shop) O Dinero Gratis (Free Money) O open source sewing workshop and free shop O Meccacola: about its distribution O November 25. Buy nothing day
anti consumerism & consumerism: [Nov 30-Des 4] anti consumerism cinema in Sant Andreu ::: anti consumerism movies ::: Illacrua magazine's special dossier on Consumerism ::: What is this buy nothing day about? ::: 2nd Conference of Solidarity Consumption in the Associative World ::: and in Christmas...Merry Falseness

[Nov 25] Buy Nothing Day 2005 :: Barcelona : Sant Andreu : Olot : Gramenet del Besòs

Consume till death: New Super-fluous product : Behind Carritour's crosspieces : hamster shopping trolley: consumption spiral : ASGECO's poll about Spanish consumer's debt : Wallet with photos: the most loved : Consumption without brain : Provide with lunch your mortgage : Born to consume, nascut per consumir : Shout in the supermarket. Munch

+info :: >>>@rtivisme : adbusters : consume hasta morir : funktastikproject.blogspot.com : yomango.net



Movilización de vecinos de Berisso

Argentina, 25.11.2005 02:37

Jueves 24 de Novimebre de 2005
Movilización de vecinos de Berisso



Movilización de vecinos de Berisso

Argentina, 25.11.2005 02:37

jueves 24 de Noviembre 2005 | POR EL DERECHO UNA SALUD DIGNA
Movilización de vecinos de Berisso



Buy Nothing Day on the Day After Thanksgiving

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.11.2005 02:37

The Buy Nothing Day movement continues this year, with groups all over the country planning to not go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. To counter the rabid consumer culture that has engulfed society, activists use this day every year to encourage people to curb their consumption for at least one day.

Some people have called for creative protests to take place at Wal-Mart stores. Adbusters Whirl-Mart page Outside of the Bay Area, Buy Nothing Day will be observed in cities such as San Diego and New York. In the North Bay, the People's Revolutionary Organization will be hosting a full day of direct action, starting at 9am and lasting until approximately 4pm. Events will be held at various shopping centers in Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Santa Rosa. The day will begin at 9am at Kohl's in Petaluma, and will continue at 10am at the Target in Rohnert Park, then at 11am at the Wal Mart in Rohnert Park, at 1pm at the Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa, at 2pm at the Santa Rosa Mall, 3pm at Best Buy in Santa Rosa, and 4pm at Target in Santa Rosa. Read more

People are accustomed to going to San Francisco's Union Square shopping district for Buy Nothing Day protests, and this year will be no exception. A Fur-Free Friday march and leafletting event will start at 11:30am in the center of Union Square.

Riot Folk will be part of a free show that will include folk music, a poetry slam, dance performances, and more. People are encouraged to bring art, paint pictures, sing, dance, play, act, and to otherwise participate in the event. People will gather at 12pm at Powell and Market.

Past Indybay Coverage of BND | Other IMCs' coverage of BND: Miami | Binghamton | Adbusters Buy Nothing Day Page | Buy Nothing Day UK on 11/26 | Walmart Protest Site | Wal-Mart Watch



20 DÍAS CON PRESAS POLITICAS

Uruguay, 24.11.2005 23:38

¡A la calle, por las presas políticas en la calle!



Aotearoa Indymedia Conference 2005

Aotearoa, 24.11.2005 23:08

The Wellington Indymedia Collective would like to invite YOU to the second Aotearoa Indymedia conference! The inaugural conference was held in 2003, so we think it's about time again to get everyone together for a 'meet and greet' and to discuss things like the editorial policy, strategy, and how to affiliate new collectives. There will also be practical workshops on photo and video editing. The conference runs from the 2nd to 4th December 2005 and takes place in Wellington [ Conference Timetable ]. Film Screenings in Auckland and Wellington Over the same weekend Auckland Indymedia and the Wellington Indymedia Collective are screening films in their respective towns. The Antidote #14 will take place on Sunday, December 4 at The Classic Comedy Bar and Theatre, 321 Queen Street, Auckland (7.45 pm start time for films). The featured film is McLibel(2005) [ Details ]. Tuhoe - a History of Resistance will be shown at Thistle Hall (upper Cuba St) in Wellington on Friday 2nd December starting at 7.30 pm [ Details ]. Both film nights will also screen some documenatires from the 3rd Oceania Indymedia Newsreal. Don't hate the media - be the media!



Craigslist Planning To Shake Up Journalism

LA, 24.11.2005 21:38

Craigslist Planning To Shake Up Journalism



Indymedia on Myspace

Miami, 24.11.2005 21:37

Indymedia on Myspace



eat Local Organic food and abate global starvation

Maine, 24.11.2005 21:07

How the environment and eating (Local Organic Food) is linked to Gandhi's ideology for transforming the world. Many links.



Widerstand gegen das europäische Lager- und Grenzregime

Austria, 24.11.2005 21:07

Für viele Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen ist Griechenland die erste Station bei der Einreise in die EU. Theoretisch gibt es das Recht, an der Grenze einen Asylantrag zu stellen, in der Praxis haben die Meisten aber keine andere Möglichkeit, als heimlich einzureisen. Ziel der Migrationspolitik der EU ist es, die Flüchtlinge schon möglichst an den Außengrenzen abzufangen.

Im August kam es zuerst in Bulgarien an der Grenze zu Griechenland und dann in Griechenland nahe der Grenzen zu Bulgarien und der Türkei zu noborder-Protesten. Ein Bericht reflektiert drei Monaten danach die Aktionen in Griechenland und sieht die noborder-Aktion insgesamt als Erfolg und als "wichtiger erster Schritt, um die Isolation der Abschiebehäftlinge zu durchbrechen und das griechische Lager- und Grenzregime mit einer spektakulären und öffentlichkeitswirksamen Aktion zumindest symbolisch anzugreifen."

Auch 2006 soll es ein internationales Protestcamp gegen die Festung Europa in Griechenland geben. Anfang Dezember 2006 findet in Athen ein europaweites Treffen von noborder-AktivistInnen statt, bei dem die Vernetzung der Aktivitäten vorangetrieben werden soll.

Widerstand gegen das europäische Lager- und Grenzregime in Griechenland (22 Nov 2005) | Aktionswoche gegen bulgarisch-griechische Grenze, August 2005 | Bilder : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Videos von den Protesten beim Flüchtlingslager in Vena | Antiauthoritarian Movement (el/en/es) | mehrsprachige Infoseite zu den bg/gr noborder-Actions 2005 | Hintergrundinformationen zur rechtlichen Situation von Flüchtlingen in Griechenland (en) | athens.indymedia.org (el/en) | bulgaria.indymedia.org (bg/en) | noborder-Netzwerk (en) | noborder-Proteste auf no-racism.net



Hugo Chavez vs. the King of Vacations

Miami, 24.11.2005 19:37

Hugo Chavez vs. the King of Vacations



Mel &amp; Floyd, Nov 18, 2005

Madison, 24.11.2005 18:08

The Nov. 18 show.



Interview with Jose &quot;Chencho&quot; Alas

Madison, 24.11.2005 18:08

WORT-FM's Third World View - 11-20-05 Our feature today is an interview with noted human-rights activist Jose “Chencho” Alas. A former priest from El Salvador who worked with Bishop Oscar Romero as an advocate for the poor, Alas was consequently kidnapped and tortured in 1970 in the build-up of the totalitarian regime’s oppression of the peasants prior to Romero's assassination in 1980.



Manifestação pede libertação de presos políticos de Caxias - RS

Brasil, 24.11.2005 18:07

MANIFESTAÇÃO



THE GRASSROOTS LEGAL NETWORK

Miami, 24.11.2005 18:07

THE GRASSROOTS LEGAL NETWORK



Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV.

Miami, 24.11.2005 18:07

Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV.



Resisting Water Privatisation in Bolivia and Ireland

Ireland, 24.11.2005 17:07

Bolivian Water Activist To Address Public Meetings in Derry And Dublin Public Meeting about community struggles in El Alto and Cochabamba, Bolivia against the private control of water services. Bolivian water activist Julian Perez (El Fejuve, El Alto) and Joe Higgins TD (Socialist Party) speak about the resistance to water privatisation locally and globally. In January 2005 Bolivia’s second water war was launched in the city of El Alto. Armed with sticks, traditional indigenous Aymara flags and the words - ‘Fuera Aguas del Illimani! Aguas del Illimani must go!’ - the people of El Alto challenged Bolivia’s President and the World Bank to expel Suez - one of the world’s largest water corporations - and return water to public control. In a city of 800,000 poor indigenous rural migrants -the privatisation of water left 200,000 people without access to a water service and imposed a $500 connection fee on people living on less than $1 a day. Inspired by the success of Bolivia’s first water war in Cochabamba (2000) - which saw the termination of a 30-year private water contract with US engineering giant, Bechtel Corporation - the people of El Alto were determined to fight for their right to water. After an initial victory, the government rolled back on its’ promise of a publicly controlled company when Suez threatened to bring a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Bolivian state. Over the last year, El Alto’s community interest group, el Fejuve has struggled to negotiate a fair and just water service for the people of El Alto. As a representative of El Fejuve, Julian Perez will speak in Dublin and Derry on the 25th and 26th November respectively about the citizen led campaign to reverse the privatisation of water service as demanded by World Bank lending conditions. In both venues he will be joined by local campaigners involved in resisting water privatisation on the Island of Ireland.COMPLETE EVENT NOTICE AS SUBMITTED TO INDYMEDIA IRELAND Public Meeting about community struggles in El Alto and Cochabamba, Bolivia against the private control of water services. Bolivian water activist Julian Perez (El Fejuve, El Alto) and Joe Higgins TD (Socialist Party) speak about the resistance to water privatisation locally and globally. RESISTING WATER PRIVATISATION IN BOLIVIA & IRELAND PUBLIC MEETING IN DUBLIN AND DERRY - NOVEMBER 25TH & 26TH De pie por el agua - standing up for water! Organised by Muireann de Barra & Aisling Crudden (Gaffer Productions) in partnership with the Latin America Solidarity Centre In January 2005 Bolivia’s second water war was launched in the city of El Alto. Armed with sticks, traditional indigenous Aymara flags and the words -‘Fuera Aguas del Illimani! Aguas del Illimani must go!’ - the people of El Alto challenged Bolivia’s President and the World Bank to expel Suez- one of the world’s largest water corporations and return water to public control. In a city of 800,000 poor indigenous rural migrants -the privatisation of water left 200,000 people without access to a water service and charged a $500 connection fee from people living on less than $1 a day. Inspired by the success of Bolivia’s first water war in Cochabamba (2000) -which saw the termination of a 30-year private water contract with US engineering giant, Bechtel Corporation -the people of El Alto were determined to fight for their right to water. After an initial victory, the government rolled back on its’ promise of a publicly controlled company when Suez threatened to bring a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Bolivian state. Over the last year, El Alto’s community interest group, el Fejuve has struggled to negotiate a fair and just water service for the people of El Alto. As a representative of El Fejuve, Julian Perez will speak in Dublin and Derry about the citizen led campaign to reverse the privatisation of water service as demanded by World Bank lending conditions. As Bolivians prepare to elect a new President next month, the nationalisation of natural resources such as water is seen as a key factor in determining future social, economic and political stability for the majority indigenous population and broad based social movements. Since the beginning of the new millennium, water privatisation has been criticised and abandoned in a number of cities in the developing world and has spawned a global water justice movement seeking to have water recognised as a human right and a public good. As one of the largest companies in the $200 billion global water industry, Suez has faced opposition to its’ operations in South Africa, the Philippines and Uruguay and has had its’ water contracts cancelled in France, the United States, Argentina and Bolivia. Joe Higgins T.D. will reflect on the importance to resist the privatisation of water services both locally and globally and will draw on the experience of the 1996 Dublin based campaign against water charges. Water must be seen as a precious resource and we must ensure that it is kept in public hands. DUBLIN PUBLIC MEETING TEACHERS CLUB, 36 PARNELL SQUARE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25TH - 6.30PM JULIAN PEREZ (EL FEJUVE EL ALTO, BOLIVIA) JOE HIGGINS T.D. (SOCIALIST PARTY) CHAIRED BY: OISÍN COUGHLAN (FRIENDS OF THE EARTH, IRELAND ) DERRY PUBLIC MEETING SANDINO’S, WATER STREET SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26TH 4 PM JULIAN PEREZ (EL FEJUVE EL ALTO, BOLIVIA) SPONSORED BY COMMUNITIES AGAINST WATER TAX & DERRY TRADES COUNCIL For further information contact: Muireann de Barra (087) 7411136 OR Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC) www.lasc.ie 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland Phone +353 1 676 0435 RELATED LINK http://www.lasc@iol.ie http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/nov2005/tomael_alto3.jpg



Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV.

Maine, 24.11.2005 17:07

House Subcommittee on Commerce hears legislation that could severely damage local community access TV. Community media advocates call for intensification, in the coming weeks, of efforts to defeat this legislation.



HCAP liberates Stoop

Maritimes, 24.11.2005 15:38

Boarded Up Stoop Torn Down: HCAP claims responsibility



dones (ca)

Barcelona, 24.11.2005 14:37

dignes i lliures de violència masclista

Hi ha qui creu que de la violència contra les dones ja se'n fa prou ressò, però altres segur que no callarem fins que les dones no en siguem lliures. Perquè el nostre patiment no és un espectacle, ni una xifra, ni un victimisme exagerat. El dolor de milers de dones, és el dolor de tota una societat que necessita cura urgent. Una cura que necessàriament haurà de passar per una lluita sincera per avançar cap a la fi de la desigualtat, la discriminació i la repressió actualment existent.

[25 nov]19h pça Sant Jaume concentració contra la violència masclista

si vols...reapropia't de les nostres accions!

més accions:[24N]Acte contra la violència domèstica ::: Fòrum contra les violències de gènere :::Gràcia contra la violència de Gènere ::: Concentració a Sant Cugat contra la violència de gènere

notícies relacionades: Una agressió sexual cada dos dies a Barcelona ::: sobre la proposta d'avantprojecte de drets de les dones ::: la repressió del desig matern ::: Altra volta 25N :::neix el kol.lectiu de dones de Barberà ::: novetats de mujer palabra ::: tallers d'autodefensa a Reus

+info :: >>>dones



mujeres (es)

Barcelona, 24.11.2005 14:37

dignas y libres de violencia machista

Hay quien cree que de la violencia contra las mujeres ya se habla suficiente, pero otras seguro que no callaremos hasta que las mujeres no seamos libres de ella. Porque nuestro sufrimiento no es un espectáculo, ni una cifra, ni un victimismo exagerado. El dolor de miles de mujeres, es el dolor de toda una sociedad que necesita una cura urgente. Una cura que necesariamente tendrá que pasar por una lucha sincera para avanzar hacia el fin de la desigualdad, la discriminación y la represión que existe actualmente.

[25 nov]19h pça Sant Jaume concentración contra la violencia machista

si quieres...¡haz tuyas nuestras acciones!

más acciones:[24N]Acto contra la violencia doméstica ::: Fòrum contra las violencias de género :::Gràcia contra la violencia de Género

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SOCM Rejects Federal EIS Plan for Strip Mining in Southern Appalachia

Tennessee, 24.11.2005 11:40

Local Group Makes a Turkey Out of Federal Environmental Impact Statement Today members of Save Our Cumberland Mountains gathered outside the Office of Surface Mining in Knoxville to say that the agency's recently released final Environmental Impact Statement on Mountaintop Removal gives folks in east Tennessee little to be thankful for.



São Paulo: hijyen operasyonu

Istanbul, 24.11.2005 11:40

São Paulo valisinden kent merkezinde toplumsal hijyen operasyonu



The Community that the Bar Built

Portland, 24.11.2005 11:39

The very first time I walked into a gay bar, I felt something that I had previously lacked in any public setting: security and community. The flashing of rainbow lights and the thumping of entrancing bass created an inviting atmosphere that was only enhanced by the flamboyant patrons and employees. At last I knew that I was someplace where I wasn't going to get my ass kicked if I let my wrist fall a little limp.



The Final Day of Testimony in Shaheeda Pierce's Breech Homebirth Trial

Portland, 24.11.2005 11:39

The final day of testimony in Shaheeda Pierce's trial took place on Thursday 3rd November. The day seemed to go very well for Shaheeda's case. There were several inspiring moments during the day's proceedings, including one particularly poignant instance during the testimony of "Upel" Hsieh Yu Chin, the client whose breech birth Shaheeda attended. As Upel was speaking, her daughter, the breech baby who is now a healthy, vibrant 2½ year old, ran up to her and wanted to nurse. Upel said, "My daughter needs to feed now." The judge responded, "Oh! I am up with that breastfeeding stuff!" and proceeded to share with the court that his daughter was now happily nursing his grandchild. Then he ADJOURNED THE COURT! He offered Upel a separate room where she could nurse her daughter peacefully, asking if she thought 10 minutes would be enough, or if she felt she would need more time!




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