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Viernes 2 de diciembre de 2005 / Día de lucha contra el SIDA
Viernes 2 de Diciembre 2005 | FUE ABSUELTO LUEGO DE CASI 2 AÑOS PRESO
Road Trip for Relief brings hope to 9th Ward
Viernes 2 de Diciembre 2005 | FUE ABSUELTO LUEGO DE CASI 2 AÑOS PRESO
Anarchist bookfairs are usually like literature tables in the backs of churches: everything is written from unshakeable premises. If everything in the world were based on these premises everything would be better. The premises are never questioned. On display are writings of the Fathers of the Church(Bakunin, Kropotkin, Malatesta) and of the Doctors of the Church (Stirner, Proudhon), elaboration, interpretation and defence of their ideas, critique of other ideas. Questions such as whether other ideas (for instance authoritarian ideas, the State, passive and active participation in parliaments, city councils, company councils and other representative bodies) may possibly yield better results in certain cases or as a rule, or whether somebody like Bakunin was very reliable in money matters and in personal relationships are not discussed seriously.
Viernes 2 de diciembre de 2005/ Día de lucha contra el SIDA
Viernes 2 de diciembre de 2005/ Día de lucha contra el SIDA
Viernes 2 de Diciembre 2005 | ROSARIO: ADVIRTIERON DE POSIBLES SAQUEOS
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Especially because of its low cost, easy availability, and widespread accessibility to listeners, the pirate radio movement has been growing, and in effect, has been democratisizing and localizing radio for the masses.
Protest is on at Horowitz
Saiu a nova edição do jornal O Independente
Mit seinem Urteil vom 26.Januar 2005 kippte das Bundesverfassungsgericht das Verbot von Studiengebühren. Geklagt hatte eine Reihe von CDU-geführten Bundesländern, von denen einige nun auch die Einführung von Studiengebühren massiv vorantreiben.
Eyes Wide Open is an exhibit created by the American Friends Service Committee meant to spark political awareness and critique the ongoing tragedies of the war in Iraq. From November 1st – 8th the Eyes Wide Open exhibit was displayed in Boston, culminating at Copley Square. Eyes Wide Open is an exhibit created by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in association with Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace and September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. This exhibit uses military combat boots and civilian shoes to illustrate the human costs of the war in Iraq.
Disaster: The New State of the State
The Latin America Solidarity Coalition (LASC) is calling for a National Venezuela Solidarity Day for Friday, December 2, 2005, the anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine. In San Francisco, there will be a film screening of "Talking of Power: Sex, Race and Class in Revolutionary Venezuela" at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. In Larkspur, there will be a Venezuela Solidarity Film Festival.
On December 1st 2005, the 18th annual World AIDS Day was observed around the theme "Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise." The World Health Organization estimates that 3.1 million people worldwide will die of AIDS this year including 500,000 children and a recent UN AIDS report showed that the number of people living with HIV has topped 40 million for the first time. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control AIDS is now a leading cause of death among black women ages 25 to 44. AIDS activists around the world face frequent government repression and abuse.
SATURDAY: Emergency Demo Against Quebec Canada Post Closure
To Charlottesville Locals Talk About New Orleans Jennifer Conner and Alexis Zeigler report. No Justice Alexis Zeigler "There's no phone. The electricity comes and goes. The gas just got turned on, so now we have hot water, but don't drink the tap water without boiling it." Such was my introduction to the ninth ward, the area of New Orleans that the vast majority of America would never have heard of were it not for Hurricane Katrina. We were staying on the upper end of the ninth Ward, which is the only part that is even sparsely inhabited at this point. About one in ten houses have someone in them. Still, the conditions are remarkably third world. There are no grocery stores, no drug stores, almost no services of any kind beyond a few liquor stores. Survival involves regular trips to soup kitchens, and poking through MREs (Meals Ready to Eat, compliments of the military) trying to find edible material. The air smells foul, some combination of sewage, trash, and just plain rot. There are mountainous piles of refuse everywhere, in the street, blocking the street. Pieces of buildings, pieces of people's lives piled made into trash and piled in the street. One house two doors down from us simply had the front removed by the storm, a cutaway section of Americana, a perfectly arranged living room exposed to the street. True to the warnings, the slightest wind or rain knocked out the electricity for a day at a time. The word here is that the power company only has 140 or so workers trying to restore power to the city, and that only in the last few days have they decided to hire more. In the ninth ward, there is little sign of recovery beyond a very few individual homeowners and business people shoveling out, repairing and rebuilding. One sees no city workers, no recovery contractors. The damage to the rest of the city is extensive as well. New Orleans has become the Blue Roof City, with thousands of blue tarps installed by FEMA on damaged roofs all over the city. One can even see the pock marks, missing windows covered in plywood, in the towering hotels downtown. No one escaped damage, but the recovery effort is certain to be selective. In the upper ninth ward, the water stayed below floor level. As one moves further into the ninth ward, the high water line starts to climb. As the water marks climb above the floor level of the average house, even the sparse rehabitation ceases, and then there is only garbage, stench, and destruction. The scene defies description, the only word that comes close is apocalyptic. Many large buildings and churches are simply collapsed. The brick walls to two story low-income housing complexes were simply ripped right off the buildings. The water level here reached 12-15 feet judging from the water marks. Cars with the windows rolled up floated, and drifted with the current until they collided with something. It is clear that many houses were not all that well built to begin with, because many of them are simply collapsed. There are no people, just endless destruction. The ninth ward is not a small area, but rather comprises a large section of the city. There will be no fast rebuilding, even if there were the will, or the money. The destruction is too vast. A major portion of the city will have to be rebuilt as if from scratch. Beyond the gentrified upper edge of the upper ninth, where the streets have been cleaned, and the power stays on, there is little sign of any reconstruction in the ninth ward. The word here is that they are simply going to let things languish until they can come in with the bulldozers. Already people are preparing for that, with signs of "No Bulldozing" springing up in an almost uninhabited landscape. Numerous community organizations have descended on New Orleans, from Acorn to various roaming packs of white youth in biodiesel buses. The problem with organizing anything in the ninth ward of New Orleans is that almost all the people are gone, scattered to the far corners of the country. Some efforts have begun to organize the New Orleans diaspora, but that will likely prove difficult. There are food kitchens in various areas, some set up by independent groups, some by churches, some by the Red Cross. The Red Cross food distribution center has its own Blackwater Security (private security agency with ties to the Bush Administration) milling among the crowd, each carrying nothing but a gun and numerous spare clips of ammunition on their belts, as if the dispersed and hungry people who come might somehow form a spontaneous insurrection. The military retains a presence here as well, as various heavy brown and green vehicles lumber occasionally through the neighborhoods. One finds them parked occasionally as well, in various corners of the city, with distinctly bored soldiers sitting atop them, passing the day to what end no one knows. All over the ninth ward there are the ubiquitous spray painted signs of the rescue workers, marking every house, numbering the dead and alive. Near the tracks where the water was particularly deep, one finds the bones of decaying canine corpses, and the spray painted signs marking the places where human remains were found. The local animal rescue followed behind the rescue workers, painting each house on their own. In an area where many of the churches are nothing but piles of rubble, the door of one of the few churches still standing bears the sign, spraypainted by an animal rescue worker, "God Created Animals Equal Too." Uptown New Orleans might as well be another planet. Well-groomed people sit in coffee shops, one laptop computer for every two people, and sip expensive frothy drinks. As one enters the wealthier uptown area, suddenly the threating spray painted signs appear. "Looters will be shot," "Looters shot on sight," a number of variations on that theme. In the ninth ward itself, there are not such signs. Presumably no one took the time to paint them as the flood water came in, any more than someone would bother to paint a crashing airplane as it headed for the ground. But at the edge of uptown, the message is clear. In uptown, there is no spraypaint on the houses, but as one travels in any direction away from the wealthy neighborhoods, the racial segregation of New Orleans is clearly marked by the spray paint of Animal Rescue. As soon as you see spray painted houses, you know they belong to black people. On the side of an abandoned van, the animal rescue gets a return message. "Animal Rescue Fuck Off, Stop Stealing Our Pets." I've been working at "Plan B," a community bike shop that is importing bicycles to the city, repairing them, and selling them at $15 each to whoever needs a bike. There is a dedicated crowd of activists, working on bicycles, working to try to make something here better. They have been having regular gatherings. They seem a little overwhelmed. Many of them have lived here for years, and some have not ventured down into the ninth ward any further than where they live. It seems like it is too much for them to bear. They say everyone is drinking more than they used to. They are clear though about what they think is going to happen. The city is not going to let the ninth ward reconstruct as it was. They are going to let it languish, and as it rots, time will provide them political permission to do what they want with it, which will almost certainly not include reconstructing real low-income housing. Under normal circumstances, there would be overwhelming resistance to destroying thousands of low-income houses, entire neighborhoods, housing projects, and replacing them with shopping centers and houses for wealthier people. But the political resistance to gentrification has been eliminated by a convenient confluence of nature and politics. It may not come to pass in that fashion, if the developers are not willing to build major projects in the lower ninth, or if the housing market falters. If that occurs, then the lower ninth will probably be repopulated as it was the first time, slowly as people move in and build themselves. The other alternative being floated about is to let it return to marsh. That, in the very long run, will certainly be its fate. Disaster Tourism by Jennifer Connor firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 434-465-1111 So what is New Orleans like three months later? A little dryer, a little destroyed- and where is it going from here? The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported this week that the Thanksgiving holidays brought many people to the breach- the Seventeenth Ave levee breach, that is, snapping photographs of deserted foundations, their phantom houses disappeared. Maybe I am no different, biking around bombed-out areas of New Orleans, unable to take in everything I see. After twenty days here I finally decide to go see some of the most flooded neighborhoods for myself, at the urging of a friend. It isn't as though I haven't seen storm damage- it is omnipresent, ranging from dramatic skeletal homes to pristine but silent streets; but the Ninth ward is its own ghost. I don't have to go far. The neighborhood I stay in is almost totally deserted and bombed-out but to the north and west it gets worse quickly. We start out following dead-end dirt roads that face out on the railroad yard. The mounds of trash are more mountainous here than anywhere else and the air stinks. I take a picture of a minute brick house, not raised up like the other houses, the doors and windows flung open, the metal curlicued grates hanging askew. The flood line is not visible because it is over the peak of the house. A minute later I back up to photograph another water-beaten home and turn around into the stare of a dead dog's skull. His carcass is stretched out over the top of windshield. The car is covered in a mysterious white film that covers most objects the floodwaters have touched: bikes, frying pans, dolls. Black mud contours the streets. Swingsets are overturned. Cars are overturned, smashed, rammed through walls. In the housing projects brick walls are split open and flopped down; a huge brick church is buckled and its walls are hanging off. In an area of maybe one hundred blocks that we randomly wander through, we see a few work crews clearing a roadside, some people taking rubble out of houses. There is almost no activity. The whole area is dead. Maybe these images have already saturated every visual media to the point where the destruction is unreal. After the first few blocks I stopped taking pictures. I needed a panoramic lens. I needed an aerial photo. I needed to drop down into the midst of stomach-jerking neighborhoods and recognize again that they are not gutted by wind and water alone; they are gutted by design. It is no accident that the places destroyed were both the most fragile and resistant, poor and black communities, places that have struggled together for years. Later we took our tour uptown. The back streets are equally silent, but the homes are beautifully painted and trimmed and the fences are covered in flowering vines. Out on the main drag some businesses have re-opened and there is light traffic. The trip from the Ninth Ward uptown is a classic tale of economic and racial injustice, and it is nothing new or unique to this city. What is shocking is the way that Katrina has stripped the face off, left a bare reminder measured in lives, neighborhoods, histories destroyed. Even the quality of silence in uptown streets is different, a far cry from the silence in the Ninth Ward that follows a last uttered breath. Not all neighborhoods will return. The Times-Picayune reported on a proposed "bold and daring plan" to centralize the entire rebuilding process through a board appointed by the President, the Governor, the Mayor and City Council, that would have the power to buy and sell properties, restructure mortgages and decide timelines and order for rebuilding to take place. The board would be accountable to a second board appointed by the President, the Governor, the Mayor and City Council. As of now, there is no citywide rebuilding that is evident. It's basically like living in a third world country right now- granted, a higher end third-world country, but it is not sustainable. The only concerted efforts at revitalization are coming from local residents and volunteers who are able to be involved in an arduous and emotionally wearing process. It's a catch-22; the city is difficult to live in, so many people aren't returning, and people who return are those who facilitating recovery. People are scattered across the country and reports of destruction fail to include the life that is returning in less destroyed areas, the people who are pushing back, people I will write about in future articles. Sometimes I feel like I am on an island here, totally disconnected from the rest of the country. It seems like we don't get a lot of news in and it feels like most news doesn't get out or has been superseded by the next tragedy. I hate to think of where the tsunami victims must be a year later; they are so 2004. I witness destruction here and realize that I am experiencing shock over old news, and the real shock is that so little progress has been made. The shock is that this feels normal to me now when it is really messed up. I spent a lot of the morning sitting in the sun with a lovely 65-year old woman, Ms. Ella. She told her epic escape from the flood story, pausing to take sip of her Coke and cackle at the memory of a neighbor floating down the street on her loveseat, being pushed by a guy swimming through the water. Her house is relatively unscathed, and moldy or not she's back and staying. She even has some insurance. It's a relief to just soak up sunshine and laugh with her and hear her tell her own story. It's a merging of the messed-up and normal nature of a post disaster city, and I inwardly cheer her on with the crowd on the bridge as she passes through the floodwaters to high ground.
A bill requiring the state to reform its energy policies received a lukewarm response at a public hearing in Madison last week at the State Capitol in front of the Senate and Assembly Energy Committees. Introduced by Committee Co-Chairs State Sen. Robert Cowles, R-Green Bay, and Rep. Phil Montgomery, R-Ashwaubenon, the bill includes recommendations made by the Governor’s Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy last December including: transferring primary policy/oversight responsibility for the State’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to the Public Service Commission; and requiring state utilities to generate 10% of their electrical power from renewable energy sources by 2015. Representatives from numerous energy-related businesses spoke in favor of the bill. Wisconsin environmental organizations testified with generally positive remarks, but with some reservations. Preserve Our Climate member and IM reporter Michael Neuman testified that the bill doesn't go nearly far enough nor fast enough in addressing global warming and Wisconsin's contribution to it, saying that Wisconsin's agriculture, tourism and public health are already being impacted by an increasingly warmer Wisconsin climate, and offered as an alternative a plan that would would pay financial rebates to Wisconsinites who drove less, flew less and used less energy in their homes and businesses, thus reducing the annual volume of greenhouse gases emitted by the state.
This show aired on 89.9fm, WORT in Madison, WI on November 24th. Stories from this program include an interview with Army Specialist Katherine Jashinski, the first woman to apply for Conscientious Objector status before being sent to Afghanistan. In addition, will your Wisconsin medical records soon be accessible by ALL health care workers via the internet? Diane Michalski-Turner reports on a new proposal in Milwaukee. Lea Zeldin interviews an AIDS activist living in Nigeria, and finally, a commentary on the new Medicare part D. Produced by the Health Writers Collective.
overview of first journey to Gulf Coast by People's Relief Caravan during sept-oct 2005.
Heating and Cooling Degree Data for Wisconsin show Wisconsin's climate has warmed considerably already over the past several decades. With continuing increases in the amount and concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, one would expect this warming to continue, for the foreseeable future.
On December 1st 2005, the 18th annual World AIDS Day was observed around the theme "Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise." The World Health Organization estimates that 3.1 million people worldwide will die of AIDS this year including 500,000 children and a recent UN AIDS report showed that the number of people living with HIV has topped 40 million for the first time. Read More
het nsvee op stap in leuven
“Tent City” Will Now Battle Against LA’s Newest Evictions
Porto: Providência cautelar pode parar as obras nos Aliados
Des de l'assemblea d'imc València volem ajudar-te a fer més fàcil la publicació d'articles o esdeveniments alhora que explicar-te un poc el funcionament de la web.
Des de l'assemblea d'imc València volem ajudar-te a fer més fàcil la publicació d'articles o esdeveniments alhora que explicar-te un poc el funcionament de la web.
Sedition takes hold in lead up to Eureka Anniversary
Rochester's Raging Grannies
Milliyetçiliğin hep hazır bulundurulduğu bölge; Balkanlar
YoungPhillyPolitics writer Ray Murphy reveals that the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's study on business privilege tax is flawed. Randomly, Murphy was included in the sample for the poll the Chamber released today that finds "overwhelming support" for reducing business privilege taxes. Murphy's experience shows that the overwhelming so-called support is based on a survey designed to elicit the results that were released. Click here to find out more.
In a resounding gesture of humanitarian internationalism, CITGO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, began shipping 12 million gallons of discounted home-heating oil for 45,000 low-income families’ and local social service organizations in Massachusetts the week of Nov. 27. A similar program began in the Bronx this week and preliminary discussions regarding possible CITGO heating oil subsidies are taking place in Maine and other parts of the U.S. where blistering cold weather is a factor.
Drop the Charges and Stop the Harassment Against the Hampton University, Virginia Students Against the Bush Regime!
In the pre-dawn hours Monday Nov. 28, two women put their bodies on the line for the ancient redwoods by locking themselves to gates and trucks entering the access roads leading to a controversial logging plan in Nanning Creek watershed outside Scotia, Calif., in Humboldt County. The women and supporters unfurled banners reading "Stop Maxxamum Greed/Save Nanning Grove," "Save Nanning Creek Ancient Forest," "Extinction is Forever" and "Save Scotia/Kick Maxxam Out." CFD/Native Forest Council film screening in Eugene | Giant Trees Are Falling As Court Ponders Appeal | Last Largest Unprotected Ancient Redwood Forest In the World Now Being Logged | PL starts cut in ancient redwoods and endangered species habitat | Down with Hurwitz, Maxxam Etc.
Marcha en Contra de la Violencia Hacia la Mujer
On Wednesday, November 30 – the UC wide Nuclear Day of Action (announcement and PR), approximately one hundred UCSC students took part in a spirited rally at the quarry plaza on the UC campus. The day’s events, called “DeNuke UC,” sent a loud and clear message to UCSC administration, the UC Regents as well as President Robert Dynes that Santa Cruz students do not stand for nuclear proliferation in the name of education.
KFC workers, some earning as low as $7.13 an hour, will go out on strike on Saturday December 3rd, 2pm at the million dollar refurbished Balmoral KFC store in Auckland. In a ratification meeting on 25th November, Unite Union members at the store voted against the Restaurant Brands contract offer and were unanimous in calling the strike. "Many young workers are working after school to help pay household bills for their parents, who are also often earning under $12. It doesn’t matter what your age is, any wage below $12 is a poverty wage" said a Unite! organiser. High profile support for the ‘SuperSizeMyPay.Com’ strike against youth rates at Balmoral KFC has come from the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) and well known activist and teacher, John Minto. The PPTA and Mr Minto are endorsing the young workers decision to take action to highlight age discrimination just as school exams end and students start looking for holiday jobs and extra hours. KFC Balmoral worker, Sam Van Der Kolk, 15, who earns $7.13 an hour, was one of the workers who voted for strike action last Friday and is taking on an extra 20 hours for the Christmas break. "This is my first job and this weekend will be the first time I’ve ever held a placard. I’m going to be the first of all of my mates to ever go on strike. I’m looking forward to going on strike to let the community know we are getting paid crap - I’m doing it for everyone," he said.
No Apec No Bush
Shannon secrecy still in force. Plane spotters at Shannon airport (Ireland) once again reveal evidence of Irish complicity with the US war machine and are harrassed by Gardai (Irish police). Tim Hourigan presents a detailed account and photographs. Last week a German documentary team was at Shannon as part of a program on CIA renditions. After seeing troops and cops, and doing interviews with planespotters, they also got to see the Gardai chasing the plane spotters around the airport. Today, as Dermot Ahern is seeking assurances from Condeleeza Rice that the CIA is not using Shannon for torture, a USMIL a/c with hazardous cargo landed at SNN prompting an evacuation of parts of the airport and neighbouring industrial estate according to Clare FM. Previous reports from Tim Hourigan which include the Swedish documentary that matched his plane spottings in Shannon to the world wide evidence of US torture renditions. This caused a Scandal in Sweden and Spain. Access all Indymedia Anti-War stories at http://www.indymedia.ie/antiwar On Thursday and Friday of last week, three of the Shannon Planespotters, Conor, Ed and Tim were out at Shannon keeping an eye on things, but also meeting a documentary team from Germany. The German crew are making a program about CIA "extraordinary renditions" - the snatch missions using the Guantanamo Bay Express and other torture jets. We spoke to the journalists, and showed them around the airport, and noticed a suspicious aircraft which Ed [Horgan] reported to the Garda Siochana. On Friday, we showed them a bit of how we monitor the flights, and we brought them around the back of the airport while we waited for a US military flight to land. We saw an ATA Boeing 757 land and taxi to Gate 42 at the passenger terminal (Gate 42 is fenced off for the US military). We got photographs of troops in desert uniforms, while we displayed banners in the car park ( "CIA TORTURERS OUT OF SHANNON" "US MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON"). The troops didn't even seem that surprised to see us there. They were mostly young men aged about 18-20, who stopped to read the signs, and waved at us as we waved at them (I think they understood we didn't mean anything personal, but were aiming our message at the Irish and US governments). After the troops had all moved to the duty free area, we went to photograph the aircraft (the German crew filmed it also). We could see a Garda standing there, but they didn't notice us for a while, until we were getting ready to go, and they got a bit overexcited when they realised we'd been taking photos. The TV crew kept going, having been told of previous illegal camera snatches by Gardai at the airport. Three Gardai started running towards us, but couldn't go very far due to the fences. One was wearing a ski mask. Another did most of the talking: Garda: "C'mere.... C'MERE...Hey you C'MERE!!!" TH: "What d''you mean come there? There's two fences between us. What do you want anyway?" Garda: "What are you doing here? You're not supposed to be here. Aren't you banned?" TH: "I'm in a public place Garda. How do you mean banned? I don't think so. But even if I was, it would be a matter between me and Aer Rianta, it's a civil matter from the High Court injunction. The Garda Siochana needn't concern themselves." Garda: "And who do you think enforces the High Court injunctions?" TH: "That's only if there's been a court order, which there hasn't Garda. I'm in a public place on lawful business." Garda: "Taking photos of planes is not lawful business" TH: "How is it not lawful? It's gathering evidence of a crime." Garda: "Under the Air Transport Navigation Act, I'm requesting you to leave." TH: "I was already leaving when you called me, but anyway, have a nice day." Garda: "What?" TH: "I said have a nice day Garda." After that Ed and I started to cross the carpark, heading back to the hotel where the TV crew was staying. We noticed a Garda Squad car rushing around inside the airfield, having to take the long way around to get out. As we got to the hotel, the squad car sped into the hotel car park, and Gardai jumped out, shouting for us to stop. We delayed our compliance by about 5 feet until we were inside the hotel reception (just in case anyone was temped to snatch any cameras in the absence of witnesses). The Garda asked our names, which we gave, and the Garda gave his name. After that we had a cup of tea, while we waited for our guests to return to pick up the radio mic I was wearing. Conor spoke to the Garda outside, and after we bade farewell to our visiting journos, we left, escorted by the Gardai. Today our Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern is meeting Condi Rice, US Secretary of State, to ask for another assurance that the CIA is not using Shannon to transport people to places of torture. While refusing to have any of the CIA planes inspected, the [Irish] government line has been that the assurances of a friendly nation are good enough. (Then why are we asking for another one?) The Council of Europe, and the European Commission have both started investigating reports of CIA prisons in Europe (allegedly in Poland and Romania), while the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights is believed to have made formal contact with the Irish Government this week about CIA landings in Ireland. In an alarming development for safety at Shannon airport and town parts of the industrial estate, as well as the airport, were evacuated for an emergency landing of a USAF C-17 Globemaster carrying 'hazardous material'. The aircraft, part of the 446th Airlift Wing, based at McChord Air Force Base in Washington State was heading East, first landing in Kansas, and routing for RAF Mildenhall in England when it developed problems with its hydraulic system and diverted to Shannon, advising the ground that it was carrying 'hazardous material'. It landed at 8.15 and was moved to the middle of the airfield, where smoke was spotted coming from the right wing. According to CLARE FM's report ( http://www.clarefm.ie/news/index.htm#1 Over 400 employees from the West side of the Shannon Industrial State were evacuated amid reports the aircraft was transporting hazardous material. The C17 aircraft is capable of carrying up to 169,000lbs of cargo, including tanks, Apache helicopters , artillery, and weapons such as the Patriot Missile System. It was further reported that the coastguard was advised that if the aircraft was forced to land off the runway at Shannon, the crew would ditch it Shannon Estuary. (The concern being that if all the hydraulic fluid leaked out, that the brakes wouldn't work well enough to stop the plane on a 2 mile runway). Conor Cregan and Ed Horgan took photos of the plane and made complaints to Shannon Garda demanding that the cargo be confiscated before it could be used to kill and maim innocent people in Iraq. Photos and updates from other planespotters to follow. http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/dec2005/indyfoto1.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/dec2005/troops.jpg
JM Le Pen niet welkom te Gent
Amnesty International -- FIU Event: "Genocide Awareness Night"
Cheney to Attend Fundraiser for Delay
This is the Official Announcement of this month's Critical Mass