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Lt. Ehren Watada Refuses Redeployment to Iraq

Portland, 12.06.2006 11:38

Today, June 7, 2006, Lt. Ehren Watada from the 3rd Stryker Brigade, announced his refusal to redeploy to Iraq because the war is illegal. This makes Watada the first soldier to resist his orders on these grounds. Press from all the major media outlets showed up for the press conference that happened today at noon. Watada had planned to be at his press conference during his lunch break, but was prohibited to leave Fort Lewis by his superior officers.

Besides press, friends, people of faith, Veterans for Peace, students, workers and folks from all walks of life showed at Associated Ministries in Tacoma up to give support to Watada. Outside the crowded building people holding signs stood reading "Students say: www.ThankyYouLt.org," or "Veterans say: www.ThankYouLt.org." Unlike others who have resisted the war, Watada is the first to do so because the war is not legal.



May Saw a &quot;First&quot; in the Anti-War Movement

Portland, 12.06.2006 11:38

America's first woman GI to declare herself a conscientious objector, Katherine Jashinski, was denied a discharge and courtmartialed on May 23rd. She is serving a 120 day prison sentence.

Protests held for Guantanamo Bay prison closure: Protesters seeking a shutdown of the Guantanamo Bay US prison camp marched to the US Mission to the United Nations on Monday. They also held an interfaith service in its entryway after building owners asked New York police not to arrest them.

Code Pink activists showed up on Mother's Day to challenge the War Party. They took their case directly to the White House. In a rally that included a mini-parade, speeches, a sing along and the waving of plenty of roses, the Ladies in Pink were in great form. Cindy Sheehan said they are "making a difference." And, Actress Susan Sarandon read an open letter to Laura Bush, in which she mocked Laura's husband, "The Decider," as a warmonger.



Nude Cyclists Bare All During Rose Festival

Portland, 12.06.2006 11:38

At first I thought this was simply the late night hijinks of Critical Mass. Now I see that it is World Naked Bike Ride 2006 and is part of a bigger, world wide, trend centered around raising awareness about oil dependency, car culture, and bicycle safety on the third dirt clod from the sun. This all happened right around midnight and smack-dab in the middle of Portland's Rose Festival. I was in my cab when I caught this happy little creature crossing the Morrison Street Bridge. She, and another 500 just like her, pedaled all over down-town while onlookers gawked and snapped, ham-fistedly, thousands of bad cell phone pics. Since this was the last Saturday of the festival and the last night of Fleet Week, I can only imagine that there must have been some 18 year-old sailor from Ames, Iowa who finally made up his mind that Portland will be his home in the future. Now if he could just remember which stripper has his lid.



Call City Council to demand Impeachment!! - &quot;One Man Parade&quot;

Portland, 12.06.2006 11:38

One man's answer to the question, 'What can I do to slow BushCo's dismantling of our Democracy for his Imperialistic fantasy?' How one guy calls hundreds of Portlanders to action each day, as part of his regular routine. Portland needs to lead in the Impeachment of these despots!!

First, a little update on the successes I am having...

I have teamed up with a DFA group that is pressing Portland City Council to consider, debate, and adopt a Resolution of Impeachment against Bush and Cheney, using Jefferson's Manual, Sec. LIII, sec. 603. The Commissioners seem reluctant to get involved with such a "National" political issue, despite the fact that the FBI tried to plant a mole to spy on City Council during May!!



torino pride

Italy, 12.06.2006 11:08

Torino Pride 2006



participaron más de 130 personas

Argentina, 12.06.2006 06:09

Charla y lanzamiento del MIC en La Plata



Circo Stankowich: Exploração animal não é o bastante

Brasil, 12.06.2006 04:39

DIREITOS DOS ANIMAIS



Falece Alexis Benhumea, vítima da repressão em Atenco

Brasil, 12.06.2006 04:39

ZAPATISMO - A OUTRA CAMPANHA



Another homeless shelter to be displaced?

DC, 12.06.2006 04:16

Although home prices have leveled off in some parts of the country, the gentrification resulting from sky-rocketing real estate markets continues to impact communities throughout the United States. In Washington DC, where politicans and the public debate the impact of changes in the city, the latest casualty of development may be a homeless shelter just blocks from the White House. Darby Hickey reports.



DYKES MARCH AGAIN PROUDLY AND WITHOUT PERMIT

DC, 12.06.2006 04:16

After a brief rally in Dupont Circle with speeches on health and the Dyke March herstory, approximately 200 people marched out of Dupont Circle heading north on Connecticut Avenue around 2:00 pm this afternoon



Balai Rakyat Anti dan Adili Soeharto

Jakarta, 12.06.2006 04:14

BRANTAS Sejumlah ornop dan organ-organ mahasiswa mendirikan posko bersama adili Soeharto di depan kampus UKI Jl. Diponegoro. ...



Acontece o Encontro Intergalático-DF

Brasil, 12.06.2006 03:08

Encontro Intergalático-DF



Aracruz Celulose solicita cancelamento do certificado da Forest Council

Brasil, 12.06.2006 03:08

Aracruz Celulose



MIC

Argentina, 12.06.2006 02:38



foro social de resistencia a los agronegocios

Argentina, 12.06.2006 02:08

El avance del monocultivo industrial de soja transgénica



foro social de resistencia a los agronegocios

Argentina, 12.06.2006 02:08

El avance del monocultivo industrial de soja transgénica



Insumos del milagro sojero paraguayo

Argentina, 12.06.2006 02:08

Represión, paramilitarismo y muertes



Insumos del milagro sojero paraguayo

Argentina, 12.06.2006 01:08

Represión, paramilitarismo y muertes



Nuclear Agenda of Howard Government

Melbourne, 12.06.2006 00:09

Whitewashing the Public with a Nuclear Taskforce



Roxbury Organizers Continue to Fight Biolab

Boston, 12.06.2006 00:08

Despite the recent ground-breaking of Boston University's BioSafety Level 4 laboratory, Roxbury organizers are still trying to stop its construction. The lab, which would test deadly pathogens such as anthrax and ebola, purportedly using scores of animals in the process, would be located next to the Roxbury neighborhood, putting Roxbury residents at grave risk in the case of a leak.



Violence policière à Aix

Marseille, 11.06.2006 22:38

Violence policière à Aix



OMI au Mistral

Marseille, 11.06.2006 22:38

Sans Papiers, de l'OMI au Mistral, la lutte continue.



Ouverture du centre de rétention du Canet

Marseille, 11.06.2006 22:38

Ouverture du centre de rétention du Canet



Maison pour tous, mais pour combien de temps ?

Marseille, 11.06.2006 22:38

Maison pour tous, mais pour combien de temps ?



11 Juin: contre le projet de loi CESEDA

Marseille, 11.06.2006 22:38

11 Juin: contre le projet de loi CESEDA



Répression anti-Roms à Béziers

Marseille, 11.06.2006 22:38

Répression anti-Roms à Béziers



Assembléia Popular em Joinville

Brasil, 11.06.2006 22:08

ASSEMBLÉIA POPULAR



REPRESSÃO AOS MOVIMENTOS SOCIAIS

Brasil, 11.06.2006 21:38

Professor de acampamento do MST sofre tentativa de homicídio



Support Arrested Immigrants Rights Activist!!

San Diego, 11.06.2006 19:08

Support and Witnesses Needed for Arrested Immigrants Rights Activist!

On June 3rd, Immigrant Rights Activists held a rally in San Ysidro, CA to protest the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border and the oppressive, racist Hagel-Martinez bill. A small group of racist vigilantes from the Minutemen Project were confronted in a vocal, but very peaceful manner. During this confrontation the police assaulted and arrested Josh, a pro-immigrant rights activist, claiming that he had thrown a punch at an officer.

Josh is no longer in custody but is facing legal charges. The charge that a punch was thrown at an officer is an outright fabrication. We are calling on all who were present at the event and witnessed the arrest or any other incidents of police brutality to contact the support committee at  standuptopower@yahoo.com



Ralph Nader: “Americans Need Moral Courage!”

Miami, 11.06.2006 18:37

Ralph Nader: “Americans Need Moral Courage!”



&quot;Leaves (leaflets) of the White Rose.&quot; # 3

Miami, 11.06.2006 18:37

"Leaves (leaflets) of the White Rose." # 3



Workers Rights

Perth, 11.06.2006 16:39

Chile, Germany, Greece - Students on the barricades



Local Trusts Take Scalpel To NHS

United Kingdom, 11.06.2006 16:38

Hospital Trusts on Merseyside are beginning to set out their plans for cuts in the National Health Service. The overwhelming majority of people rely on the NHS for healthcare, so the changes being made seem set to threaten the lives of many, and severely reduce the quality of life for many more. The only people to benefit will be shareholders in private companies.

Liverpool Indymedia reports: FTSE 100 company to 'help' run Liverpool hospital | Wirral NHS Cuts Boost Private Sector | Mersey Ambulance Staff Fight Employers' Hypocrisy



Indybo a nudo

Italy, 11.06.2006 12:38

Discussione aperta sul media



Rainwater

LA, 11.06.2006 12:38

Rainwater Harvesting Strategies



International Justice for Cleaners Day, J15

Aotearoa, 11.06.2006 11:39

The Service and Food Workers Union are building their Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners campaign against poverty wages with rallies and marches this Thursday, June 15, to coincide with International Justice for Cleaners Day. Auckland-Starts in Aotea Square at midday. Wellington - Rally at the corner of Molesworth St and Lambton Quay at midday Unions strike back against Globalisation: Unite! launches McDonalds campaign | New Caledonia workers fight mulitnational shipping corporations | 1,500 rally for Democracy and against the WTO in Tonga | Global Suppression of Workers Rights | GPJA Forum: "Venezuela from the inside" | Unionz picket "millionaires' factory"



Grugliasco occupa

Italy, 11.06.2006 09:39

Grugliasco occupa



Mike's Gulch Roadless Logging: Scorned, Sold and Sued

Rogue Valley, 11.06.2006 07:39

IMGP2205.jpgJune 9 - Medford, OR - Two major victories were scored today for Mike's Gulch, a threatened forest in Oregon's largest roadless area, the South Kalmiopsis. The area's Congressman clearly stated his opposition to logging and the State's Governor announced he is filing a lawsuit in Federal Court to block the sale.

Only one week ago the Bush Administration announced they were selling timber in a roadless forest for the first time since overturning the Clinton-era rule protecting 59 million acres of roadless forests from logging. People across the country quickly moved to be heard and to convince the two public officials to take serious action in favor of wildland protections.

Forest lovers are celebrating today because it worked.

In announcing his decision to seek a temporary restraining oorder to halt logging, Governor Kulongoski said, "this timber sale, coming four years after the Biscuit Fire occurred, is unneeded and unwise. Opening this particular roadless area to salvage logging now - when we are in the process of preparing a petition to the federal government on the proper management of those areas - contradicts the assurances the Bush Administration has made that the governors' opinions on such issues will be respected."



Students and Workers Rally to Demand Affirmative Diversity

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.06.2006 07:09

On June 6th, communities of color at UC Santa Cruz held multiple rallies and confronted Chancellor Denton to demand concrete infrastructural support for diversity at UCSC. While the University has made a rhetorical commitment to diversity, custodians continue to receive up to 30% less in wages than their counterparts at local colleges; 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; and, large numbers of valuable senior faculty of color have been forced to resign due to hostile working environments.

More coverage on Santa Cruz IMC and Indybay's Education and Race pages



Counting Lives Lost

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.06.2006 07:09

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



Paul Gallegos wins Humboldt County DA Race

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.06.2006 07:09

The District Attorney who won fame and beat an attempted recall for filing a lawsuit against timber giant Pacific Lumber in 2003 won re-election June 6, 2006. After a bitter race between Gallegos and his police-supported challenger, Worth Dikeman, Gallegos walked home with nearly 53% of the vote.

The relationship between the DA's office and law enforcement was a central issue during the campaign. Gallegos, who did not seek endorsement by law enforcement, cited rules by the American Bar Association that state "prosecutors should take care to avoid any relationships with the police that might cast doubt on the independence and integrity of the office of the prosecutor."

Dikeman's close relationship with law enforcement failed to capture voter support. Dikeman's campaign manager, Dave Parris, is an investigator for the Eureka Police Department.

READ MORE.



Rebel Clown Army Occupies Recruitment Center

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.06.2006 07:09

Having been the target of numerous anti-war demonstrations, the Oakland Military Recruitment Center on Broadway at 21st Street met a different type of adversary on June 7th. The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) invaded and occupied the military recruitment center in downtown Oakland for about 45 minutes until they were forced out by city police and the center shut down for the day.

Read More on Indybay's East Bay, Anti-War, and Arts + Action News Pages



Court Allows Activists to Protest Six Flags Marine World

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.06.2006 07:09

On Saturday, May 23, In Defense of Animals (IDA) and Citizens for Cruelty-Free Entertainment protested in front of the ticketbooths at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo after winning a Federal Court ruling that stopped Six Flags from banning protestors on Six Flags' grounds. The protesters educated the public about Marine World's history of premature animal deaths, including the inherent cruelty of using animals at the amusement park, and urged Six Flags to stop exhibiting animals and focus solely on rides and other forms of entertainment.

Read More on Indybay's Animal Liberation News Page



Resisting the Green Scare: International and Local Events on June 10th

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.06.2006 07:09

This weekend is an International Weekend of Resistance Against the Green Scare, with events in over 40 cities worldwide to show solidarity and support for those facing charges and harassment in the recent wave of repression against Eco and Animal Rights activists. This month is the sixth year that Jeff "Free" Luers has been in prison, and the 3rd year of International Days of Solidarity with him. There will be an event in SF on Saturday, June 10th at Station 40 (3030 B 16th Street @ Mission). The event will feature bands, speakers such as Black Panther and Grand Jury Resister Richard Brown, and free vegan food. Doors will open at 1:30pm. Donations will benefit political prisoners. There will also be an event in Arcata that evening.

Read more on Indybay's Police and Prisons, Environment, and San Francisco News Pages



Juneteenth Rally For Immigrant Rights

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.06.2006 07:09

There will be a rally at Third Street and Palou in the Bayview District on Monday, June 19th at 5:00pm. The rally will demand amnesty for all immigrants, and it will take place on the anniversary of the declaration of the end of slavery of Africans in the US (also called Juneteenth).



<br/><br/><br/>10junio| Rebelión estudiantil en Santiago

Peru, 11.06.2006 06:40




10 de junio | Rebelión estudiantil en Santiago



Encerramento da Jornada demarca fronteiras entre os dois tipos de agricultura

Brasil, 11.06.2006 06:39

AGROECOLOGIA



&quot;In Defense of the Biscuit&quot; available on DVD

Portland, 11.06.2006 05:38

Last summer an intense campaign of civil disobedience, lawsuits, and media focused on stopping massive clearcuting of old-growth reserves burned by the 500,000 acre Biscuit fire of 2002 in Southern Oregon. This year the North and South Kalmiopsis Roadless Areas have been targeted for clearcuting as the Bush administration continues it's full frontal assault on the nation's forests while promising to let states decide whether to log or not to log in roadless areas.

The DVD is a tribute to those who gave it their all to defend the Wild Siskiyou in 2005 and why folks should come to defend the Siskiyou roadless areas in the weeks and months to come. John West owner of Silver Creek logging company, who recently purchased the Mikes Gulch roadless area logging sale, is called to task in this 89 minute documentary made on a zero budget.



Scorned, Sold and Sued

Portland, 11.06.2006 05:38

Two major victories were scored [Friday] for Mike's Gulch, a threatened forest in Oregon's largest roadless area, the South Kalmiopsis. The area's Congressman clearly stated his opposition to logging and the State's Governor announced he is filing a lawsuit in Federal Court to block the sale.

Only one week ago the Bush Administration announced they were selling timber in a roadless forest for the first time since overturning the Clinton-era rule protecting 59 million acres of roadless forests from logging. People across the country quickly moved to be heard and to convince the two public officials to take serious action in favor of wildland protections.

Forest lovers are celebrating today because it worked.



Roving Street Party Voices Dissent in Olympia

Portland, 11.06.2006 05:38

About forty Olympia residents took to the streets June 9, 2006 to kick off the Weekend of Resistance Against the "Green Scare" with a street party and rally for civil liberties. After a rousing public address by Kassey Shoemaker of Olympia Civil Liberties Resource, we made our way into the streets accompanied by a mobile sound system on a bike cart and live deejays keeping the party jams fresh. At the front of our column of revelry, two demonstrators carried a banner that read "Reclaim Our Rights! Stop the Green Scare!". Another marcher carried a sign that read "We will not be silenced by fear!" and "Free Nathan and Joyanna! Free Jeff Luers!"




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