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reinventing the justice system

New Orleans, 12.08.2006 15:09

Reinventing the Criminal Justice System



POM Phenomenex

LA, 12.08.2006 11:08

FACT Protests Against POM Wonderful and Phenomenex



Mexico Needs Our Help

DC, 12.08.2006 08:09

Millions of Mexicans refuse to give up on democracy and Americans need to support their effort to have every vote in their recent presidential election recounted. We have every reason to suspect fraud in this election and must defend their struggle. Call the numbers given and support a full recount.



más de mil personas repudiaron los ataques de Israel

Argentina, 12.08.2006 06:38

Gran marcha en apoyo al pueblo libanés



UN Passes Resolution And Israel Escalates Attacks

San Francisco Bay Area, 12.08.2006 05:09

On August 11th, the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 1701 (read text). While presented as a call for a ceasefire the resolution actually only calls for the "cessation by Hezbollah of all attacks and the immediate cessation by Israel of all offensive military operations", without actually calling for the halt in Israel's attacks on Lebanon, which both the US and Israel claim to be defensive. The resolution also calls for the disarming of Hezbollah and demands that Lebanon and UNIFIL to deploy forces to South Lebanon.

While both Israel and the government of Lebanon have said they agree to the resolution, Israel has escalated its movement of ground troops into Southern Lebanon and wont oficially agree to the resolution until Olmert to presents resolution to his cabinet on Sunday.



más de mil personas repudiaron los ataques de Israel

Argentina, 12.08.2006 05:08

Gran marcha en apoyo al pueblo libanés



Two Bay Area Activists Re-subpoenaed to Federal Grand Jury

DC, 12.08.2006 03:09

Nadia Winstead and Ariana Huemer originally appeared before a federal grand jury investigating Bay Area animal liberation and environmental activists in January 2006. Both asserted their Fifth Amendment rights to remain silent and later refused to testify when granted immunity.



DEATH IS CLOSER HERE-From Lebanon...with love REPORT#2

DC, 12.08.2006 03:09

Barucha Peller and Ali Tonak are two dcradiocoop.org reporters who made it into Lebanon to bring us the reality of what is at the receiving end of US policies and $$ investments in Israel… live and uncensored. Some of us are not as close to death as others. The south of Lebanon is cut off from humanitarian aid. Here on the north side of the Litani, the people in the south, taking the worse of the missiles and mortars of the Israel aggression, are always on our minds. There are whispers in the back of our thoughts: "How long do they have? How can we possibly get to them?" The roads and the bridges are bombed, cut and scarred. Israel has banned movement-any car that on the road is threatened to be hit. UN convoys, ambulances, the BBC, the big names and those with Israeli clearances, have been hit. Now hunger hits bellies in the south.



Robert Vickrey and The Burking of Liberal Education at the University of Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, 12.08.2006 02:09

New "Global Campus" initiave does away with faculty input, distribution requirements While the Global Campus final report does worry that offering online education might hurt the Univeristy of Illinois "Brand", there is no consideration as to what might be lost by the abandonment of the traditional idea of liberal education. Yet if there's "there is no room for programs not based on real needs and interests" on the Global Campus, then presumably there's no need for such programs at the bricks and mortar campus, either. Under its current leadership, we must fear that U of I may face a long-term decline in the quality of those offerings which are not the most immediately profitable.



Aug. 19th: Armed Forces Day at the Clackamas County Fair

Portland, 12.08.2006 00:38

The Clackamas County Fair has decided to make Saturday, August 19 "Armed Forces Day". If you have attended the Clackamas County Fair, you know there is already a huge recruiting presence. Last year we were blessed with about 50 12-14 year olds in full fatigues playing games, having push-up contests, and running around trying to get other kids to "come have some fun" and win "prizes", stickers, posters and other cheap crap with the Army logo on it. I dont really see what the military has to do with a county fair, which is supposed to be dedicated to agriculture, livestock, cooking, art and human accomplishments.

I for one will not bring my kids to this recruiting snake pit, and it might help if anyone else who feels the same, called the CCF and told them so. Their reasons for having all these recruiters is simple ....money. Maybe if enough people call and tell them that they are not going to come to the fair this year because of their pandering to the "Armed Services", they may rethink it.

Probably not. The phone # for the Clackamas County Fair is 503-266-1136 The Fair Manager is Rayven Davis. She is a nice person and is no more in favor of this than we are , so if you talk to her, please be nice. The fair board is the group that approved this, not her. She stood up to the Right to Lifers who were passing out plastic fetuses to grade schoolers during the fair of 2004..told them to stop or get out.

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Support Jeff Hogg!

Portland, 12.08.2006 00:38

Jeff Hogg is still resisting the federal grand jury. His next hearing is in Eugene Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 11:15 AM.
The hearing is for his Grumbles motion. This is a motion arguing that since Jeff will never cooperate with the grand jury the coercive value of imprisoning him is negated, continuing to hold him becomes punitive while he has not been found guilty of anything, and thus he must be released immediately.
Jeff Hogg is Back at Lane County Jail... Write To Him! Bring signs and help us tell Jeff what a hero he is for standing up!



Impulsada por docentes, no docentes y estudiantes

Argentina, 11.08.2006 23:39

La Multisectorial de la Educación



August film

Houston, 11.08.2006 22:08

"...after the wind, child, after the water's gone..."



National Animal ID System Arkansas News

Arkansas, 11.08.2006 21:40

A look at the National Animal ID System, what it is, recent action in Arkansas.



Robert Vickrey and The Burking of Liberal Education at the Univeristy of Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, 11.08.2006 19:09

New "Global Campus" initiave does away with faculty input, distribution requirements While the Global Campus final report does worry that offering online education might hurt the Univeristy of Illinois "Brand", there is no consideration as to what might be lost by the abandonment of the traditional idea of liberal education. Yet if there's "there is no room for programs not based on real needs and interests" on the Global Campus, then presumably there's no need for such programs at the bricks and mortar campus, either. Under its current leadership, we must fear that U of I may face a long-term decline in the quality of those offerings which are not the most immediately profitable.



Impulsada por docentes, no docentes y estudiantes

Argentina, 11.08.2006 19:08

La Multisectorial de la Educación



Proceso de expropiación en Las Gladiolas

Puerto Rico, 11.08.2006 18:39

Realojo de los residentes de Las Gladiolas



Proceso de expropiación en Las Gladiolas

Puerto Rico, 11.08.2006 18:39

Realojo de los residentes de Las Gladiolas



Robert Vickrey and The Burking of Liberal Education at the Univeristy of Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, 11.08.2006 18:08

New "Global Campus" initiative does away with faculty input, distribution requirements



the compost pile, 10 aug 06 -- Local Garden Calendar

Madison, 11.08.2006 17:08

the compost pile is a weekly feature on In Our Backyard, which airs on WORT-FM 89.9 M-Th from 6:30-7:00p. this week: local community gardens hold summer parties!



August 19th, Non-Silent Vigil for Abeer Hamza

NYC, 11.08.2006 16:38

In March of 2006, Abeer Hamza, a 14-year old Iraqi girl from the village of Mahmudiya, witnessed the deaths of her father, mother, and sister, and afterwards was brutally raped, murdered, and set on fire. Five US soldiers have been charged with the crime, one of which has already confessed guilt. The soldiers allegedly pre-planned the attack, changed into civilian clothing, and then entered the home of Abeer Hamza.



Indymedia Photography from Lebanon

NYC, 11.08.2006 16:38

Link to more photos, updated regularly:  http://www.digitalrailroad.net/astern/



Drive out Bush Regime: Start a “World Can’t Wait” Chapter

Miami, 11.08.2006 16:37

Drive out Bush Regime: Start a “World Can’t Wait” Chapter



Camp for Climate Action Approaches

United Kingdom, 11.08.2006 15:38

This summer, the Camp for Climate Action will be held in ‘Megawatt Valley’ near Leeds, one of the most industrialised areas of the UK and home to the Drax, Eggborough and Ferrybridge coal-fired power stations.

From 26th August - 4th September, the camp promises education about climate change and sustainable living, with around 150 workshops scheduled, ranging from practical building and premaculture activities to the advanced science behind climate change. Workshops include analysis of the problems and causes of climate change and strategies on how to confront it - both practically on a grassroots level and politically. Those holding the workshops range from grassroots community activists to internationally-known academics, and from MPs to representatives of environmental NGOs.

During the time of the camp there will also be a Reclaim Power mass direct action against Drax power station (the UK's largest single emitter of CO2 emissions) on August 31st, as well as opportunitites to discuss resistance to nuclear power, the aviation industry, mining and road building schemes and corporate sponsored damage to the environment. The camp will be held on a legally occupied (squatted) site, and aims to demonstrate practical solutions in action. Power usage will be minimised and the site will be powered by alternative energy sources.

Recently on 18th July climate change activists occupied a lighting tower at Didcot power station in Oxfordshire. Three climbers scaled the tower and unfurled a 50-foot orange and black banner with the words 'Climate Crime' [see pics]. Just prior to that, July 15th was an 'International Day of Direct Action for Climate Justice, against Climate Change and the G8' [see action roundups 1 | 2 | 3 | 4] which coincided with the G8 Summit in Russia. In London, Tulchan Communications, a public relations firm that works for Drax power station, was forced to deny it had been sacked by Drax for failing to make it look good, after a spoof press release was circulated [report]. See also: Climate Action News Sheet: June 06 | July 06 | Social Centers meeting at the climate camp | IMC Climate

Upcoming: - Call for Action against the G8 + 5 Climate Summit: October 3-4, Mexico [background]
- UK Climate Change Bill - 'Big Ask' Lobby (12 September - 11 October)
- International Climate Change Demonstrations: 4 November, just before the UN Climate Talks (COP 12/ MOP 2) in Nairobi (6-17 November). See National Climate March, London (4th Nov) | "I-Count"



Protest Condi Rice TODAY at the UN: Noon until...

NYC, 11.08.2006 15:38

Protest today: NOON - Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across the street from the United Nations (E. 47th St. & 1st Ave.)

Over 1,000 dead, 1 in 4 Lebanese displaced from the homes, and a whole country destroyed: these are war crimes. And the Bush regime has given its full support, encouragement, and weapons to Israel to carry out atrocities, all the while effectively preventing a ceasefire or even any restraint on Israel. The Bush regime's "war on terrorism" has meant nothing but torture, bombs, and devestation for the people of the Middle East. And we must take responsibility to STOP the injustices being committed by our government in our names.

TODAY: Condoleezza Rice will be at the UN working out a "deal" that will no doubt bring about further suffering to the people of Lebanon, and whip up further justification for attacking Iran. The World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime will be outside of the UN this afternoon protesting and demanding these war crimes be brought to a halt. If you're in NYC and have a conscience, be there.



Communities Re-Connect the Dots of the Nuclear Age

United States, 11.08.2006 15:37

Over the past week, over 80 communities came together across 24 US states to remember the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in a new way.

Remembrances of the first and only two detonations of nuclear bombs as acts of war are a regular occurrence in cities across the US each August. This year, though, a coalition of anti-war groups including the War Resistor's League, Global Call Iraq, and United for Peace and Justice joined forces to take this remembrance to a new level. The “Stop Bechtel” campaign provided a web-based clearinghouse of resources for communities to organize under the banner, “From Hiroshima to Yucca Mountain to the Middle East: No Nukes! No Wars! End War Profiteering! Support Indigenous Rights!”

The coalition focused on the Bechtel Corporation – the world's #1 nuclear profiteer – because it "connects the dots" between the anti-war, anti-nuclear, environmental, and indigenous rights movements. Not only did Bechtel have a hand in developing the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and more than a hand in the mess that is behind US interests in the Middle East, but it receives billions of taxpayer dollars to both perpetuate the nuclear agenda through the development of test sites and production plants, and "manage" the radioactive waste its plants are generating. Both stages of this dubious enterprise are implemented at the expense and on the backs of the environment and indigenous populations – most notably a proposed disposal facility on Yucca Mountain in Nevada, on land designated to the Western Shoshone Nation by treaty.

Local events focused on highlighting these connections:

Indybay Report: Dismantling the Bomb and Constructing Peace | Pittsburgh IMC: Activists march on Bechtel-Bettis in West Mifflin | Nevada Test Site | Los Alamos National Laboratory | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Bechtel Corporate HQ (Bay Area) | Y12 National Security Complex (Oak Ridge, TN) | Pantex Plant (Panhandle, TX) | Bechtel Corporate Offices in NYC

Related: Indypendent: Peace Activists Take On War Profiteers | Alternet: Bechtel Takes a Hit for War Profiteering | Portland IMC: "I Didn't Want to Remember" -- Reflections on Nagasaki



Mehuín

santiago, 11.08.2006 15:11

Pescadores artesanales de Mehuín en pie de lucha



Muestra cine y video boliviano

Argentina, 11.08.2006 15:09

BOL - AR, imágenes en (los) movimiento(s)



Venezuela’s Candidacy for the UN Security Council Appears on Track

Miami, 11.08.2006 15:07

Venezuela’s Candidacy for the UN Security Council Appears on Track



political prisoners

QC, 11.08.2006 14:41

Free the Tagaytay 5! Free All Political Prisoners in Arroyo's Jails!



ptr. isaias sta. rosa

QC, 11.08.2006 14:41

Methodist Pastor Isaias Sta. Rosa: The 21st Church Worker Killed Since 2001



Altaquer

Colombia, 11.08.2006 14:40

Masacrados Indígenas Awá



Protests Hit Bristol Bomb Maker's Office

Bristol, 11.08.2006 12:38

Bristol Arms Manufacturers Are Targetted Bristol Arms Manufacturers Are Targetted Nickleberry writes: Yesterday at 8am around thirty people gathered at the roundabout on Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, opposite the main entrances to both UWE and Bristol Business Park. They were there because the Bristol Business Park is home to offices belonging to RAYTHEON, one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. The urgency of the call-out to yesterday's protest will probably be explained if I tell you that, amongst many other things (Raytheon are the biggest missile manufacturer in the world), Raytheon make components for the Guided Bomb Unit-28 (GBU-28) "bunker buster" bombs which recently made their way from the US to Israel via Prestwick Airport. We must hope that they do not continue their journey to be dropped on the people of Lebanon....In light of the continuing war in the Middle East, we must do all we that we can to bring about peace. Raytheon is a company which feeds on war and which provides the hardware that orphans children and obliterates families. Full article| Bristol arms manufacturers are targetted | Protest demo at Raytheon offices | Related Stories & Links: M&S pay the price for funding Israeli War Crimes | Corporate Watch account Raytheon | Raytheon's Bristol offices | A new Bristol blog about Raytheon |Contribute An Article



The children of Ein el Helweh

Beirut, 11.08.2006 12:07

As I am writing this, the news says that people who live in all districts of south beirut like Borj El Brajneh including the Palestinian refugee camp there, Hay El Sellom, Sheyah, etc. are being evacuated from their homes by UNICEF cars heading to north Lebanon after Israel stared bombing houses full of people warning the people to flee or it would bomb them.. while the Israeli Arabs of Haifa say answering the call of Nasralla for them to leave Haifa so they won't be killed in Hezbollah missiles, that they have learnt their lesson since 1948 and would not leave and however left with no shelters and no where to go they would stay in Haifa, also the news talks that now Israeli soldiers are besieging hundreds of people some of them are members of Lebanese army in the small town of Marjeioun southern Lebanon using them as human shields against Hezbollah who has besiged the Israelis... all this not to mention the news from USA administration and the UN and the smart bombs that about to be carried by tow USA jets from Qatar to Israel, all this indicate to en escalation... i don't know how i will, or any one else would be able, find ways to maintain and cultivate my own sense of stability and sanity.. during time of war... what a madness...



Black Shamrock Strikes Against Raytheon

Scotland, 11.08.2006 11:39

Irish protestors in Derry lead the way as the fight against the British / US war machine gathers strength.



Saving Community Access TV and Public’s Access to Video “Motion-Media&quot;

Portland, 11.08.2006 11:38

With Washington now in summer recess a vote on Sen. Stevens' (R-Alaska) telecommunications broadband/franchising bill will not take place before September—and the controversial legislation could be delayed again until after November elections.

On June 28, 2006, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to approve the 'Communications, Consumer's Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act' (S.2686) by a vote of 15-7. The bill is potentially the most important telecommunications policy rewrite since the 1996 Telecommunications Act—and if passed it could have a devastating impact on the public's access to the media, and on the kinds of media the public sees and hears.



Neocons’ Middle East Scheme Is Backfiring

Portland, 11.08.2006 11:38

Back in 1996, a clique of Neocons, led by Richard Perle, concocted a scheme for Israel to "destabilize" the Middle East. The Palestinians were to be crushed and Iraq and Lebanon balkanized. The U.S. and UK were conned into doing the Neocons' dirty work in Iraq. Now, Hezbollah fighters have tossed a huge wrench into the not-so-clever plot. Instead of Israel becoming "safer," the Neocons have put its citizens at risk and its army in danger of defeat.



Tre Arrow's Latest Callout - 8/10/06

Portland, 11.08.2006 11:38

Hello to everyone out there, the full moon took place Wednesday morning (august 9th at 3am... west-coast of turtle island time). This next moon faze promises to be an incredibly powerful time for all beings on this precious planet!

Today (august 10th) is Prisoner Justice Day in Canada. This day honours
all those who have struggled and died while incarcerated in Canada so that we may be afforded the rights and privileges every humyn (sic) is entitled to, whether they are incarcerated or not! During this day myself and many other inmates are fasting and refusing to work as an act of solidarity and commemoration towards those who have lost their lives.



Vigil to Protest the Death of Civilians in Middle East

Portland, 11.08.2006 11:38

Palestine Lebanon Emergency Action (PLEA), an alliance of local human rights groups, faith organizations and individuals with family ties to the regions of Lebanon and Gaza invites all to join us this Saturday for a Candle Light Vigil. With our actions, we need to demand the stop of the war on Lebanon and Gaza. The announcement is below and we hope to see you there.

Candlelight Vigil to Protest the Death of Civilians in the Middle East

Saturday, August 12, 7 pm

South Park Blocks by Smith Hall
Portland State University
1825 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201



American Bar Association Challenges Bush Practice of Misusing Signing Statements

DC, 11.08.2006 07:10

On August 8, 2006, the American Bar Association's House of Delegates passed a challenge to the Bush regime's practice of using signing statements to challenge laws passed by Congress.



Por la Salud y el Ambiente

Argentina, 11.08.2006 04:21

Vecinxs contra la planta de Uranio



Solidarity | Ecology | Justice - Campaigns build momentum

Aotearoa, 11.08.2006 03:39

#media_7499;right#From the supermarket checkout aisles of Auckland to the high mountain valleys of the South Island. From the high rise office blocks of Wellington to the streets of Auckland; unionists, activists and environmentalists are building campaigns around a range of issues. They need our support!

"I bet you bosses are all wearing nice expensive warm socks today aren't you? Well, my socks have holes in them. That's because I have to buy my socks from the second hand shop. I can't even afford the two dollar socks from K-Mart. Cleaners need respect for our work and to be paid a living wage - why shouldn't I be able to buy new socks like everyone else?" Auckland cleaner and mother Sue Lafaele tells it like it is to cleaning contractors. Read the Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners Campaign Update

"Working for me is just a way to take some weight off my mum's shoulders. If I pay for myself, then that's a bit easier for her," supermarket employee Ashleigh Saunders, 15, is fighting for an end to youth rates. Supermarket workers are fighting for the Shelfrespect.org campaign and a 7% pay rise. Join them on Saturday the 12th at 3pm outside the Browns Bay Foodtown on the North Shore.

#media_6252;left# Save Happy Valley Coalition are holding a public meeting 6pm, Thursday, 17th August in the Mezzanine Floor of Wellington Public Library. The coalition recently declared the pristine valley an autonomus zone after six months of continuous occupation of the valley by activists.

#media_6264;right#The Campaign Against the Taser is heating up with a march on Saturday August 19 starting at Midday from the bottom of Queen Street and a public meeting in Wellington on Tuesday August 15 at 7pm at the St. John's Conference Centre. In overseas jurisdictions where the Taser gun has been introduced, there has been mounting concern and controversy over its use. In America alone, there have been over 150 deaths in which the use or abuse of the Taser by police and other law enforcement officials has been implicated.
See also: Foriegn Control Watchdog #112 out now. Articles on Solid Energy, McDonalds, Telecom and the CAFCA victory to save Lyttelton port.



Faultlines and Indybay Host Free Anti-Gentrification Event in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.08.2006 02:39

Fault Lines and Indybay present an evening of anti-gentrification entertainment and education. The evening will include a free screening of the documentary film "Boom: The Sound of Eviction" and a discussion with "Boom" director A. Mark Liiv, Lupe Arreola from St. Peter's Housing Committee, and members of the Defend Bayview Hunter's Point coalition. This event will begin at 8pm on Wednesday, August 16th at Station 40, 3030 B 16th St (at Mission St. in SF.



NO MORE DEATHS

Arizona, 11.08.2006 02:37

Bi-national Effort Provides Assistance to Thousands of Deported Migrants Every Week



NO MORE DEATHS

Arizona, 11.08.2006 02:37

Bi-national Effort Provides Assistance to Thousands of Deported Migrants Every Week



IS THE WAR ILLEGAL?

Arizona, 11.08.2006 02:37

Protesters Set to Show Support for Lt. Watada



Ashland Film Premier &quot; The Last Atom Bomb&quot;

Rogue Valley, 11.08.2006 02:09

The story of Nagasaki will be told August 11th in the documentary film "The Last Atomic Bomb" accompanied by award winning filmmaker Robert Richter.
Meese Auditorium, Ashland 7:30pm
The film interweaves today's nuclear proliferation issue with rarely seen declassified footage and the tragic yet inspirational life of a Nagasaki survivor and college students dedicated to nuclear abolition. There will be no charge, but donations at the door are welcome to help defray the cost of arranging this showing.



CORREPI presenta Informe de situación

Argentina, 11.08.2006 02:09

Tres años de "Gobierno de los Derechos Humanos", matando un pibe día por medio



Local Jews Protest Against War and Stand With Humanity

Boston, 11.08.2006 02:08

On Thursday afternoon, August 10th, several dozen people from various Jewish peace organizations gathered for a demonstration at 126 High Street in downtown Boston. They came together at that location to protest under the banner “The Jewish organizations in this building do not speak for us!”



Putumayo

Colombia, 11.08.2006 01:09




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