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HIV/AIDS - 25 Years and Counting

LA, 08.06.2006 14:42

HIV/AIDS - 25 Years and Counting



Grassroots on Fire in 36th Congressional Race

LA, 08.06.2006 14:42

Grassroots on Fire in 36th Congressional Race



El Campo Continúa: Visitors and Visitations

LA, 08.06.2006 14:42

El Campo Continúa: Visitors and Visitations



Delgadillo’s Problems May be Much Bigger Than Deceiving the Public

LA, 08.06.2006 14:42

Delgadillo’s Problems May be Much Bigger Than Deceiving the Public



A vicious campaign of calumny

LA, 08.06.2006 14:42

A vicious campaign of calumny



Marcy Winograd, Cindy Sheehan and Reverend Lennox Yearwood Unite Against The War Machine

LA, 08.06.2006 14:42

Marcy Winograd, Cindy Sheehan and Reverend Lennox Yearwood Unite Against The War Machine



South Central Farmers Say: We've Raised Money to Buy Land

LA, 08.06.2006 14:42

South Central Farmers Say: We've Raised Money to Buy Land



Bomb Threat

LA, 08.06.2006 14:42

Bomb Threat Directed at Target of KABC Hatred



Mel and Floyd, May 26, 2006

Madison, 08.06.2006 14:42

The May 26, 2006 show.



1st Hr - Mike Cannon Show - IndyMedia Radio - May 22

Madison, 08.06.2006 14:42

1st Hour of The Mike Cannon Show – IndyMedia Radio for Central Wis. May 22th Down load program here: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php?op=program-info&program_id=18289&nav=&



Atenco Fundraiser

New Mexico, 08.06.2006 14:42

ATENCO NO ETSA SOLO Fundraiser for political prisoners of Atenco, Mexico this friday in Albuquerque



Native Youth Movement Resistance

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:42

Support the People of Six Nations, and send Chris Francisco to Canada. When this Friday the 9th [7:00 pm and run until around 8:00 pm]... at Laughing Horse books [at] 12 Ne 10th street. donations greatly appreciated. Chris Francisco is a Film Art student at PSU. He is trying to raise funds to travel to Ontario Canada to stand with the people of Six Nations. We will be showing a film that he made from the resistance to coal mining on the Navijo reservation. [ Read More ]



Remembering Tiananmen-6/4/89

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:42

It's been so long ago and yet still I weep when spring turns to summer, remembering their young hopeful faces...

In 1988 I was in Beijing for 23 hours on the way home from a PSU study-trip in another part of China. My classmate/traveling partner and I visited the Temple of Heaven and met a Beijing University student who wanted to practice her English. I will always wonder if she was one of those who marched to the square a year later, their wills in their pockets.

We also managed in those short hours to squeeze in a quick trip across one corner of the vast expanse of Tiananmen Square, then we crossed the broad boulevard in front of the Forbidden City and hiked back to our hotel, stopping at a freeway overpass for sodas bought from a street vendor. [ read more ]

100 Protesters Massacred: This Day In History: Remembering Tiananman Square

During the time I had today to write up a short piece commemorating the massacre at Tienanmen Square I had an opportunity to interview several Chinese citizens attending college at the University of California. To my shock and dismay, they expressed little interest in their own tradition of resistance and seemed only too happy to forget the past.

In marked contrast to contemporary students in Europe,the Middle East,South America, the US, and even other parts of Asia, they were distinctly apathetic. One student who gave her name only as "Wei Wei" even stated that she felt she was "not qualified to have an opinion because [I am] too young."She would not state her age, but appeared to be in her early twenties. I wonder how many would say "I am too old?" [ read more ]



Schumacher Furs protest report (No rich kid left behind), June 3

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41

It was a mix of serious outreach and lively protesting this Saturday at Schumacher Furs as we held signs, passed out literature, chanted, showed video of animals on fur farms, jumped on pogo sticks, used hula hoops, blew gigantic bubbles, danced, and ate cookies. Anti-fur cheerleaders periodically performed cheers for smiling on-lookers. While Schumacher Furs provides just one deathly item to those callous enough to enter their store, there's something for everyone at our protests outside.

Many people stopped and thanked us for being there. An older couple said they had read news reports about our protest and were pleased that we were continuing to protest for the animals. This gives us encouragement that, even though reports seldom focus on the actual issue (the cruel treatment of animals), some people are still able to see through to the issue that we are protesting. In contrast, a woman who said she was one of Schumacher's long-time customers said that she "loved fur" and "didn't care" about what happened to the animals; it was never in doubt that the Schumachers and their loyal customers cannot be reached by compassion.



Queer bashing in Portland

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41

Four queer men were bashed close to death on Stark Street last night. Two of the men were beaten at gun point and are in critical condition. There have been a rash of queer bashings around Portland that have not been reported on by the local news stations.

Don't rely on the news! Talk about it. Don't let a day pass by that you don't tell one of your homo buddies that bashings happen in Portland. If you are bashed, your community needs to know. The Portland Police and News outlets have other priorities and can not be trusted.

Give a little effort to keep your community safe. Walk your friends home. Use your voice. Carry a brick, spray or gun.



Horns Across the Hawthorne

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41

I participated in the Horns Across the Hawthorne Bridge this afternoon.

Here are a few photos of todays celebration of 06-06-06.At 6:06pm about 300 people were photographed by various news media outlets as we were giving the devil horn salute!



Roadless Red Alert!

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41

Breaking news: The Bush administration is planning to auction the controversial Mike's Gulch roadless logging project this Friday, June 9th. Logging could begin within days after the auction.

The Mike's Gulch timber sale would saw into the largest roadless forest in Oregon: the 105,000-acre South Kalmiopsis Roadless Area. In addition to harming the South Kalmiopsis, Mike's Gulch would set a dangerous national precedent by logging roadless forests for the first time since the 2001 Roadless Rule was approved.

In a move to gut the Roadless Rule, the Bush administration has asked state governors to complete complicated petitions to protect roadless forests in their states. While some anti-conservation governors are not participating in the process, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski is currently creating a petition. Despite a promise to provide "interim protections" to roadless forests while petitions are being completed, the Bush administration is moving ahead with roadless forest logging in Oregon.

o2collective.org [ read more ]

NEST finds species to stop old growth timber sales

The Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team (NEST) will be conducting surveys for red tree vole nests?a small rodent which is the main food source of the endangered spotted owl?in the "Trapper" timber sale, a tract of old-growth forest in the McKenzie River watershed, the source of Eugene's drinking water.

The Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team (N.E.S.T.) is a group of forest defenders committed to protecting the habitat of rare species associated with old growth and late-successional forests. NEST enforces environmental protections built into the Northwest Forest Plan (NWP). In 2004, Bush and the timber industry conspired to end the protections provided by the Survey and Manage portion of the NWP. However, their conspiracy was short lived because in January, a U.S. District Court judge upheld Northwest Forest Plan rules that required on-the-ground inspections for various animal and plant species before logging can begin. This ruling halted more than 140 logging projects on public land in the Northwest -- about three-quarters of them in Oregon -- after concluding that the Bush administration illegally stopped checking for sensitive species before letting the cut proceed. [ NEST Needs Volunteers!! ]



How A Multnomah County Grand Jury is Chosen

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41

Last month I was called up for jury duty and with 25 others was picked for the grand jury pool. I took notes before escaping via a medical excuse. Here's how the process works:

We made our way from the main jury pool room up to a courtroom on the fifth floor, the only one that hasn't been divided or remodeled.Portraits of dead white male lawmakers glared down at us from the red and green marble walls between huge gray pillars. All the furniture was made of thick oak and looked incredibly uncomfortable. We took seats on the uncushioned pews in the spectator area and the clerk counted heads. When everyone had arrived Judge John Whitmeier entered and began lecturing us on grand juries and our roles as juriors. He was attired in his judicial robes which look like those worn by people graduating school or perhaps something the Pilgrims might have invented.

He said that grand juries were originally set up to protect the innocent from false charges; that the juries decide if the the district attorney has enough evidence to proceed with a case. How warped this process has become in these dark days!



How Multnomah County helps the Bushies disenfranchise voters

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41

In October of 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1461, The Federal Housing Finance Reform Act. This bill contained a Low Income Housing Fund, which would assist local agencies in providing much-needed housing for low income families. This bill, however, contained a rider saying, in effect, that any agency which does any kind of work around voter registration would be ineligible for funding. Not only that, but here's the kicker, if they had done any of this kind of work in the previous 12 months to applying, they would also be ineligible.

Almost immediately, Multnomah County, Oregon (where I live) contacted the housing agencies with which it does business, and told them to cease all voter registration work. They are not even allowed to have voter registration forms in their offices for people to pick up.

First, let me point out that, as of the first of June, 2006, this bill is not even law yet. The senate counterpart to this bill, S. 190, has yet to be referred to the floor. In any case, the Senate version does not include this heinous voter registration restriction.



Protest Bush in Cascadia

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41

Bush is coming to town and a call for action is being. The puppet of the war machine in person; in Cascadia. Details in article...

Please send out a call for action to your email lists about Bush's visit to Medina on the morning of June 16th, 2006.

This visit needs to be protested because the "Control of House may hinge here"...(Niel Modie-Sea PI-June 1,2006)

Protest / Demonstration Bush to attend fund-raiser for Reichert June 16th in Medina

Date/Time:
June 16 (Friday), Mid-morning (please get there early)
Location:
Bellevue Square - Maydenbaur Park march to the Medina mansion of Microsoft executive Peter Neupert
Sponsored by:
Me and my friends



AUDIO FILE: Blood For No Oil

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41

Investigative reporter Greg Palast spoke in Portland on Monday evening, June 5, 2006, to packed house at the First Unitarian Church. The event was sponsored by KBOO radio, 90.7 fm and the Portland Alliance newspaper.

His appearance was part of an international tour called, "Armed Madhouse: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Class War."

Palast was his usual flippant, humorous and sarcastic self. Yet, under this veneer he unleashes serious facts and devastating statistics which, at least to my mind, leave no doubt as to the deliberate fraud perpetrated on the American voter during the 2000 and 2004 general election.

For instance, 2004 exit polls showed John Kerry ahead 51% to George Bush 49 among men and 53% to 47% among women. "Okay class, what is the third sex that put George Bush over the top...... the disappeared, the uncounted." [ read more ]

From my little note pad...

Greg urged all of us to write our County Election Clerks and demand Verified Elections in Oregon.

He told of spoiled votes and how he once flew to New Mexico And there he found 34,000 uncounted ballots in the garbage so to speak Problems with chads, touch screens, and GLITCH's these were the "spoiled votes".

He discusses the other type of "rejected ballots" which also were not counted. These were known as "provisional ballots". Which were all those Military Ballots, that were returned because they couldn't be "forwarded to the soldier's location" Resulting in many Soldiers that didn't get to vote at all. And ALL, by the way, were black soldiers. [ read more ]

related: Democracy Now! Greg Palast on His New Book "Armed Madhouse" || Alliance Events June 5th and 16th - Greg Palast & Medea Benjamin || Armed Madhouse || Gregpalast.com



Transmission In Rome, The Flood About To Breach The Dam

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41

Today in Rome Italy activists, video producers, programmers, and others alike have come together for the first day of active discussion at a conference called Transmission (  http://transmission.cc ).

As I type this I am sitting in a room of about 30 people who are mostly in front of laptops sitting in a big U shape table setting. It's dark, everything but a few lights and the glow of laptops on people illuminates their faces. There is a presentation being given about how, in this instance, people can make money using p2p networks for producing artist video content over a projector in the front of the room, switching between tabs on their browser while having questions fired at them. The facilitator play's the song, Eye of the Tiger from their computer letting the presenter know they have five minutes remaining before the next presentation. Everyone chuckles, amused for a few seconds during the song, and then it's back to the presentation.



Olympia Peace Community Speaks Up at City Council Meeting

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41

It was standing room only at Olympia's City Council meeting last night as people showed up to support TJ Johnson and Laura Ware's actions at the Port last week, to speak up for peace and against the illegal war on Iraq, and to support the continuation of Olympia's Nuclear Free Zone ordinance.

A diverse group of people spoke at the council meeting and highlighted a wide array of issues about war and peace, about what happened at the Port, and about nuclear weapons. A few spoke in support of the war and against what they called the "mob of rioters" at the port. Their courage in speaking up was acknowledged by several speakers, who pointed out democracy allows everyone to speak out on issues even when they hold minority viewpoints. Others spoke about the right of people to protest a war they believed to be illegal and immoral. While some tried to frame the issue of support for the war as the equivelent of support for the troops, several others gave elequent statements of their support for the troops in terms of ending the war, including a mother whose son is in the military. One woman who grew up in Germany reminded the audience of the shame Germans still feel today about Hitler and warned us all not to be silent in the face of the immoral actions of this administration. A young man spoke for the next generation of children who will ask the Council Members and all the adults present what they did to ensure peace and a nuclear free world. "What will you say?", he asked

Laura framed the dilemma she and others were wrestling with--we oppose the war but also don't want to deny support for the troops, she said, but if we allow the ships to head to Iraq, we are also supporting the war.

What will happen when the next ship comes into Port?



Pedalpalooza: Pedal-Powered and Stupendous

Portland, 08.06.2006 14:41


Pedalpalooza "2+ Weeks of Pure Bike Fun" beginning Thursday, June 8th

Huge, stupendous festival of Bike Fun... so much fun it's actually ludicrous. At 17 days long, with 139 events currently scheduled and more being added, Pedalpalooza is so large, diverse, and intense, it would be impossible to take in half of it. Much more than a collection of workshops, competitions, and themed rides, Pedalpalooza 2006 starts with a parade and film fest for cyclists and brings us the World Naked Ride and Kickoff Dance Party, and not one but several bike-in movies. There are several "mystery" rides, there's plenty of Clownarchy, and a scavenger hunt. There are events oriented to kids, to food, to transportation geeks, to foreign cultures, to historical people / places / things, to trees, and to alcoholic beverages (responsibly!). All that, and learning events for both beginning and experienced cyclists.

Grab your bike, get hold of a calendar (in the June 1st Portland Mercury or online), and get ready for more pedal-powered action in 17 days than you'll find the whole rest of the year.

shift2bikes.org | Pedapalooza Calendar of Events



Methodists Oust Activists From Pace Center

Richmond, 08.06.2006 14:41

An exercise in "love thy neightbor as thyself" Methodist style. For many years, the Pace Center at VCU has been a combination free speech zone and housing for movement groups. An array of feminist ,queer, peace,homeless advocates have met there.No more.



Students for a Democratic Society Revived: An Interview with Paul Buhle

Richmond, 08.06.2006 14:41

Paul Buhle, Brown University lecturer and ex-SDSer, talks about the history and meaning of this year's start of a new SDS.



RISC pressures city council to commit to Living Wage by Oct 1st

Richmond, 08.06.2006 14:41

On Monday, June 5, at Ginter Park Presbyterian on Richmond’s north side, amid the booming church organs and the well-rehearsed choir, religious leaders, community organizers, and hundreds of social justice-minded members and supporters of the religious coalition Richmonders Involved to Strengthen Our Communities (RISC) put council-members under the spotlight on the issue of living wage.



Critical Mass- A Day of Celebration

San Diego, 08.06.2006 14:41

Critical Mass = Fun + Bikes + People + Streets + Honks

Critical Mass happends every last friday of the month. Bicyclists all over San Diego gather around the "Big Fountain" in Balboa Park at 7pm to ride the streets of San Diego in unity and harmony. This is a ride to show that there is a better way of transportation available to everyone; Bikes. Just like an act of activism, this ride is ment to have as much fun as you can. Critical Mass is a very fun event and I urge everyone with a bike to come and join us in this memorable experience and remember to ENJOY THE HONKS.

Critical Mass sucede cada ultimo viernes del mes. Biciclistas por todo San Diego se juntan en la Fuente mas grande de Balboa Park alas 7 de la noche para pasear por las calles de San Diego en unidad y armonia. Este paseo es para ensenar que ay alternativas de el uso de automovil. Igual que activismo, este paseo es para diversion. Envito a todos con bicicletas a venir a este evento agradable y memorable para todos.



Mike Davis on Slums

San Diego, 08.06.2006 14:41

On May 11 in International House's Great Hall at UCSD, urbanist, author and Professor of History at UC Irvine Mike Davis spoke to an audience of about 200 people about slums. Citing the UN-Habitat report, "The Challenge of Slums," Davis outlined the tragic facts about slums, including 1 billion current slum dwellers, an overlapping 1 billion people with no formal connection to their national or the global economy, and 2-3 billion people over the next half century most likely destined for slums. Summarizing his recent book, "Planet of Slums," Davis argued that slum expansion has reached a limit - an absence of free squatable land and the declining ability of slum dwellers to occupy survival niches has given rise to sectarian violence, child abandonment and other rational responses to desperate circumstances. He concluded with the hopeful picture of slums as incubators for burgeoning resistance movements.

Includes audio and partial transcript.



Help the Farmers in South Central LA!

San Diego, 08.06.2006 14:41

There is a 14-acre Community Garden located in South LA on Alameda and 41st Street that is being threatened with closure. 300-predominately low-income gardeners face eviction. Please show your support for this unique urban garden. Check out these links, tell your friends, donate at one of the websites, and call the Mayor of LA.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:  mayor@lacity.org or call (213)978-0600

Red alert posted to SDIMC:
 http://www.sdimc.org/en/2006/05/115930.shtml

Check out the daily coverage at LA IndyMedia:
 http://la.indymedia.org

An excellent short video can be seen on i-films:
 http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2718434?htv=12&htv=12

For more info visit:
 http://www.southcentralfarmers.org
 http://www.saveourgarden.com
 http://www.southcentralfarmers.com

If you would like to help SDIMC provide technical support email us at sd-imc(at)lists(dot)indymedia(dot)org



&quot;Spread Da' Word!&quot; Youth Organizer Conference

San Diego, 08.06.2006 14:41

SPREAD DA' WORD!!!!!
Youth in San Diego are rising up to fight for our rights!!!
We want quality education for everyone!
We want police & migra to STOP harrassing our communities!
We want an end to the war!
To make this a reality we need to ORGANIZE to fight for JUSTICE in our communities, and in the world.
That's what this conference is all about!

This conference is organized by Youth Action Network (YAN)—a grassroots collective of youth activists, advocates and organizations working for social justice in our low-income communities of color in San Diego County.

For more info on YAN, please contact us!!! e-mail:  youthactionsd@riseup.net or phone: 619-987-7553.



SDIMC Film Nite/Critical Mass Ride VIDEO

San Diego, 08.06.2006 14:41

The San Diego Independent Media Center sponsored a Cycling Film Nite, Critical Mass Discussion and Critical Mass Ride on Wednesday, May 24. About 40 people attended the films, and about 35 went on the ride afterwards. The films, Return of the Scorcher and We are Traffic, both by filmmaker Ted White, were inspiring, if a bit long, the discussion was productive, and the ride, although it was laid back, or maybe because it was laid back, was the best I have been on. The first field test of the sdimc helmet cam gave rise to a short, crudely edited video.



Disability community takes the streets again

San Diego, 08.06.2006 14:41

The disability community has been barraged with attacks on the ADA, targeted with housing cuts, loss of SSI benefits, and other necessary services. Accessibility housing is in high demand and getting worse with the building of new condos with no ground floor accessible housing throughout the city and condo conversions county-wide.

On June 1 the Disability Action Coalition organized a march and rally. About 30 people marched from the Federal Building up Broadway and then to the Civic Center for a a rally, where the numbers swelled to 60. The marchers carried noise makers and signs, including "Access means equality 4 everyone," "We are not a budget cut," and ""I have a dream low income housing." Chants included "Hey, hey what do we say, we want access right away" and "Serve the needy, not the greedy." The disability community is "fired up" they "won't take it no more" until things change and barriers to access are torn down.



May Day Rally, San Ysidro, VIDEO

San Diego, 08.06.2006 14:41

On May 1, 2006, people all over the U.S. and Mexico protested unfair immigration policy in the United States. This video is from a protest that took place in San Ysidro, California, only a few steps north of the U.S. / Mexico border. People from both sides of the border took the day off from work and school to participate in this protest and to change the world! This film was made by the San Diego Independent Media Center. Music is by the B-side Players.



Take Back the Night 2006

Santa Cruz, CA, 08.06.2006 14:41

On May 18th, students at UC Santa Cruz held the annual Take Back the Night. Starting with a rally at 6:30pm in Baytree Plaza, there were speakers and live performance addressing issues such as prison violence, sterilization, borderline violence, and institutionalized patriarchy. After marching through the colleges on east side of campus, the march stopped outside the College 9/10 Multi-Purpose Room for performances by UCSC's Slam Poets Team, before making their way through the rest of the colleges. Finally ending up at Oakes, students ate food while listening to testimonials about gender-based violence.

Take Back the Night has been organized at UC Santa Cruz since 1983 - two years after the event was started in San Francisco. Traditionally an empowerment space for women-only, this year's event, controversially, was open to all genders. Read more and view photos



UCSC Workers, Students Grill Chancellor, Give June 5 Deadline

Santa Cruz, CA, 08.06.2006 14:41

On May 23rd, UC Santa Cruz's custodians, part of the union AFSCME, continued their hard-fought wage parity campaign by staging a respectful protest inside Chancellor Denice Denton's Brown Bag event. The workers are frustrated over the Chancellor's lack of support for custodians and their families. While the Chancellor consistently refers to 'market rates' to justify top admin salaries (she earns upwards of $400,000/yr.), she has yet to support custodians whose poverty wages are up to 30% less than neighboring colleges. At the event, AFSCME organizer Julian Posadas announced that some workers were considering a hunger strike and that the Chancellor has June 5th as a deadline to support the workers.

While over 1,700 student petitions were delivered to the Chancellor, showing student solidarity with workers, many students associated with the successful C.A.R.E. (Community and Resource Empowerment) measure from last spring attended to remind the Chancellor of her yet unfulfilled legal commitment to provide the funding she promised for Student Initiated Outreach (SIO) and retention programs. The SIO programs, housed in the student-run Engaging Education (e^2) center, are responsible for the recruitment and retention of thousands of students of color on campus. Yet, when the Chancellor announced that UCSC's class of 2006-2007 was, for the first time in history, majority people of color, she failed to mention the students who are largely responsible for this occurance. Read more and view photos



Bad Cop, No Donut! Raided by Toronto Police, Interview with Ron Anicich

Santa Cruz, CA, 08.06.2006 14:41

Skidmark Bob of Free Radio Santa Cruz speaks with Ron Anicich, producer of Bad Cop, No Donut!. Ron talks about the Toronto Police raid of CKLN on May 25th during the airing of the Bad Cop, No Donut! - May 25/2006 radio program. Luckily Ron was not in the studio at the time of the raid. The police say they were responding to a 9-1-1 call after somebody listening to the show believed that someone at CKLN was being attacked.... Read more

audio (mp3): Interview with Ron Anicich (55:18 minutes / 38 MB)

see also: 5/25 Interview on RadioActive SanDiego || Previous BCND! Interviews on FRSC



Shakey Bones Brings the Ruckus to Freak Radio Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, 08.06.2006 14:41

They were kicked out of the Santa Cruz Farmer's Market on Wednesday, but on Thursday the ruckus music of Shakey Bones was welcomed on Freak Radio, our renowned community pirate radio station. Shakey Bones formed in January of 2006 in Walnut Creek, a "boring suburban town in the east bay." ( Audio | Photos)

Shakey Bones plays, "RUCKUS MUSIC. New tunes, old tunes, rewritten tunes and all kinds of other madness. We make all our own cds, and send them out ourselves. Up the punx. Fuck the naysayers. Bash the fash. Eat the cake. Save the world." Read more

audio (mp3): Shakey Bones Live on FRSC (1 hour 10 minutes / 32 MB)



Reclaiming the Streets of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, 08.06.2006 14:41

Invitations were distributed to Reclaim The Streets of Santa Cruz on June 3rd with a free street party for everyone. Slowly but surely, musicians, artists, chalkers, dancers, bikers, disc tossers, walkers and other party goers began arriving at Pearl Alley in anticipation of Saturday night's "experiment in spontaneous urban uprising."

Free loaves of challah and a jug-band got the party started in Pearl Alley. At about 8pm, people drifted into slow-moving traffic on Pacific Avenue to "take over the streets and reclaim community space for community use!"

People left Pearl Alley then marched down Pacific Avenue to Laurel where they danced and played in the intersection before continuing up Laurel and then Cedar. Reclaim The Streets continued up Cedar and got word that the Dyke March was on Pacific and heading towards the Town Clock. The street party acted swiftly to join the Dyke March, bringing an interesting twist to both events. Read more and view photos

Audio: Indynewswire Show: SC Reclaim the Streets Coverage



Students and Workers Rally to Demand Affirmative Diversity

Santa Cruz, CA, 08.06.2006 14:41

On June 6th, communities of color at UC Santa Cruz held multiple rallies and confronted Chancellor Denice Denton to demand concrete infrastructural support for diversity at UCSC. While the University has made a rhetorical commitment to diversity, custodians (who are predominately workers of color) continue to receive up to 30% less in wages than their counterparts at Cabrillo and CSUMB; the University has actively denied institutional support and failed to recognize the centrality of student initiated outreach and retention programs to making diversity viable at UCSC; large numbers of valuable senior faculty of color have been (or may be) forced to resign due to hostile working environments. Administrators and university policies have actively upheld all these problems. Read more

photos: UCSC Charged With Disadvantaging Students, Faculty and Workers of Color || Students & Workers charge institutional racism & sexism; Demand affirmative diversity
video clips: Surprising Denton || Denton giving in to watching the students' skit

see also: Affirmative Diversity Talking Points



Counting Lives Lost

Santa Cruz, CA, 08.06.2006 14:41

Four inch figures representing "every person who has died in Iraq since we invaded" are on display in Watsonville as part of the Pajaro Valley Arts Council exhibit, Sculpture IS, which is showing June 2nd through July 30th. Thirty-nine regional artists are showing over seventy pieces of work ranging from installation and performance art to a variety of sculptures that are kinetic, functional, traditional and collaborative. "Counting Lives Lost, Making Tangible an Abstract Measure of Grief" was installed by a volunteer group of artists over Memorial Day weekend. Read more and view photos



Rebelión estudiantil en Santiago

Uruguay, 08.06.2006 14:41

Mayo Chileno



Rebelión estudiantil en Santiago

Uruguay, 08.06.2006 14:41

Mayo Chileno



Uruguay - 2006

Uruguay, 08.06.2006 14:41

De la infantilización al infanticidio



Uruguay - 2006

Uruguay, 08.06.2006 14:41

De la infantilización al infanticidio



ΦΥΛΑΚΕΣ

Athens, 08.06.2006 14:41

55η μέρα απεργία πείνας ο Παναγιώτης Γεωργιάδης



ΚΡΑΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΤΑΣΤΟΛΗ

Athens, 08.06.2006 14:41

3 οι προφυλακισμένοι από την πορεία στις 6 Μάη



320+ DEPARTMENTS OCCUPIED SO FAR

Athens, 08.06.2006 14:41

Greek Students Occupy Their Universities



Ballot Initiative Challenges Corporate Money in Local Elections

San Francisco Bay Area, 08.06.2006 14:41

Eureka, CA - Local citizens have launched a ballot initiative that will prohibit large out-of-county corporations from making political contributions in Humboldt County elections. The initiative for Fair Elections and Local Democracy - or “Measure T” as it’s known locally - received a record number of signatures to qualify for the June 6, ballot through grassroots campaign organized by the Humboldt Coalition for Community Rights. Proponents of the measure call it a "direct challenge to the legal doctrine that a corporation must be treated as a 'person' with vested constitutional rights."

Read More on the North Coast and Government pages.



UCSC Workers, Students Grill Chancellor, Give June 5 Deadline

San Francisco Bay Area, 08.06.2006 14:41

On May 23rd, UC Santa Cruz's custodians, part of the union AFSCME, continued their hard-fought wage parity campaign by staging a respectful protest inside Chancellor Denice Denton's Brown Bag event. The workers are frustrated over the Chancellor's lack of support for custodians and their families. While the Chancellor consistently refers to 'market rates' to justify top admin salaries (she earns upwards of $400,000/yr.), she has yet to support custodians whose poverty wages are up to 30% less than neighboring colleges. At the event, AFSCME organizer Julian Posadas announced that some workers were considering a hunger strike and that the Chancellor has June 5th as a deadline to support the workers.

Read more and view photos on Santa Cruz IMC and Indybay's Labor and Education pages




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