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Hasan Shakur’s Last Words Were of the Struggle

Cleveland, 04.09.2006 22:37

Hasan Shakur’s Last Words Were of the Struggle



Santa Cruz Media Exec Panders to his Financial Interests in Editorial

Santa Cruz, CA, 04.09.2006 21:38

Gordon Soderberg writes: On September, 1st 2006 I got a link to this editorial called "Katrina Reflections" by Joseph W. Heston, President and General Manager of KSBW 8 in Santa Cruz, California. After I read it, I thought, this was a clear example of how the "commercial media" is pandering to the governments advertizing budgets.

I believe he needed to address all the flack that his pandering partners at the United Way, Red Cross and Salvation Army were getting in during the anniversary week of Katrina. Who knows maybe he got a call from the advertizing firm hired by the United Way, Red Cross or Salvation Army. One that might have said to get something good on T.V. Maybe the call was due to the fact that donations were dropping faster than the bombs in Iraq? Or maybe he didn't need a call since Heston is a member of the Board of the United Way of Monterey County...

Too bad he could not actually talk about the fact that most of the volunteers from Santa Cruz did not go to the Gulf Coast as United Way, Red Cross or Salvation Army. He knew he could not claim otherwize because of independent media sources like (http://www.indybay.org/santacruz/) documented the efforts of the people of Santa Cruz very well. Read more

SC-IMC coverage of local relief efforts: Audio, Photos and Written Reports from Houston and New Orleans || Santa Cruz Sends Relief to Louisiana || Malik Rahim Speaks About the Grassroots Response to Hurricane Katrina || Santa Cruz Billboard Shows Remarkable Candor || Gulf Coast Communities Still Need Help from Santa Cruz



One year after Katrina

Santa Cruz, CA, 04.09.2006 21:38

Ann G. writes: Just came back to Santa Cruz after being in New Orleans. It's nice to be back, where peoples' homes are intact and not everything is toxic. My heart is heavy though, thinking about the people of New Orleans who have lost so much and continue to suffer.

One year after Katrina, less than half the population of New Orleans has returned. Tens of thousands of families still live in trailers and mobile homes with no plan in place to move them to permanent housing. Countless others are homeless. Rotting debris and toxic waste remain in many streets. Only half the city has electricity. Half it's hospitals and public schools remain closed. The suicide rate has tripled and many residents suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more and view photos

more info: One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina || New Orleans Indymedia || Alternative Relief Organizations



Hasan Shakur’s Last Words Were of the Struggle

United States, 04.09.2006 20:07

Another name sadly has to be added to the litany of conscious prisoners sent to their death by this government. In the tradition of Shaka Sankofa, Tookie Williams and many others, Hasan Shakur was murdered by the state of Texas Aug. 31, and pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m.

The execution came less than an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected three appeals and requests for reprieves, based on affidavits stating evidence that Shakur’s co-defendant Jermain Herron was the one to commit the actual murder, and an affidavit detailing jury misconduct during his original trial. Read more...

www.hasanshakur.com | Hasan Shakur: A Maroon on Death Row | Hasan Shakur's Last Poem | Welfare Poets | Human Rights Coalition | NCADP Overiview | "Death Row Speaks" profile



FCC Holds Public Hearing on Media Ownership

LA, 04.09.2006 19:09

FCC Holds Public Hearing on Media Ownership



FCC Holds Public Hearing on Media Ownership

LA, 04.09.2006 19:09

FCC Holds Public Hearing on Media Ownership



Labor day Immigrant Rights March

Houston, 04.09.2006 18:39

March in Defense of our Community brings hundreds to the streets of Houston



Checking the Ingredients of Private Health Insurance

Boston, 04.09.2006 17:08

#media_11539;left#A potentially sickening, if not fatal, flaw in the Mass Health Plan is that private insurers are still involved. They have motive and corporate duty to provide as little service as possible, for as much cost as possible --- for starters. Of all the health plans being suggested and tried in attempts to fix the disastrous, homicidal, inhumane, abysmally costly current U.S. health system, the worst by far are the ones that compel or coerce citizens to purchase insurance from private, for-profit insurance businesses. This monster has arisen in Massachusetts and is threatened in Vermont, Rhode Island and elsewhere.



encuentro transfronterizo

Tijuana, 04.09.2006 17:07

Primer Encuentro Transfronterizo de la Otra Campaña Zona Pacífico



Beyond the Living Wage: A New Challenge for Progressives

Boston, 04.09.2006 16:08

#media_11535;left# Over the past dozen years, probably no grassroots campaign has excited progressives more and generated more real victories than the living wage movement. Over 120 communities, big and small alike, have now enacted ordinances that require businesses that win government contracts to pay a living wage. These victories have made an undeniable impact. Low-wage workers from Baltimore to Los Angeles have seen their annual take-home pay rise by hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.



Pine Gap 6

Melbourne, 04.09.2006 14:09

Convergence Call for Pine Gap Spybase



Olympia's Heat in the Street to Impeach Bush and Cheney

Portland, 04.09.2006 13:38

Olympia's Citizen's Movement to Impeach Bush/Cheney kicked off a heat in the street action on September 1st. A committed group of people held signs on Percival Landing for the first of many actions to put the issue out there.

The signs were met with a lot of support from people in the cars as well as the walkers. It was the first day of Harbor Days and there were more people than usual at that corner. Many stopped to talk and a number signed petitions.

The group is continuing to hold public information meetings and has launched a petition drive which now has over 800 signatures! There is tremendous disenchantment over the many actions of Bush/Cheney and people have a place to make their voices heard. One woman said this is the first time she has been afraid to sign a petition; others joked about being rounded up by the government for signing. This is not a good omen for democracy. However, many brave people did sign, including people with children and spouses in the military; some are now in Iraq. They are angry about this war that was based on lies.



Stop Idaho General Mines from mining Mt. St. Helens

Portland, 04.09.2006 10:38

Idaho General Mines would like a 3,000 acre copper, gold, silver and molybdenum mine on the northern border of the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monunmet...in the national forest. The company is in the very early stages and If the public is loud against giving away this beautiful public land to a private corporation act now! The Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service hold the key to approval for the lease or they can say NO to Idaho General. Word is the federal agencies are split on the issue so public action against a mine could tip the scales against Idaho General, who is applying its own pressure on officials. idaho Generla calls the Bureau of land Management everyday to ask about how their lease application is coming along and the public needs to call just as often to stop this.

CALL AND WRITE THE BLM, FOREST SERVICE AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES...



Forest Service to log in Eugene's drinking water supply

Portland, 04.09.2006 10:38

The Forest Service plans on logging YET ANOTHER intact native forest in the MCKENZIE RIVER WATERSHED—EUGENE'S DRINKING WATER SUPPLY (best in the nation!), a recreational wonderland, and critical habitat for the endangered Bull Trout, Northern Spotted Owl, and countless other critters.

This destructive and irresponsible logging continues despite a 2005 EUGENE CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION BANNING MATURE AND OLD GROWTH FOREST LOGGING in the source of Eugene's municipal water supply, despite THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES opposing the logging, despite the outcry of OVER A DOZEN BUSINESSES along the McKenzie that depend on recreation and tourism dollars.



Soldier at Camp Casey turns self in at Ft Hood

Portland, 04.09.2006 10:38

On Thursday, August 31st, Army Specialist Mark Wilkerson joined the growing numbers of war resisters speaking out about their refusal to participate in the illegal war in Iraq.

After being AWOL for a year and a half, Mark issued a public statement from Camp Casey (see full statement below) and then turned himself in to Fort Hood to face the consequences of his courageous decision.

Mark has been absent without leave since January '05 when his unit was about to be deployed to Iraq for the second time. Mark saw that the war was wrong and tried unsuccessfully to apply for conscientious objector status. Mark's willingness to publicly resist and surrender himself back to the military has the potential of empowering the estimated 8,000 resistors to speak up and out about the war.



Portland IMC Newsletter for Sept. 3, 2006

Portland, 04.09.2006 10:38

Articles include:

No Sweat, Portland! Portland Sweatfree Event
This Labor Day Weekend, Portland Joins National Effort to Renew Call for
Immigration Reform
KEVIN BENDERMAN RELEASED FROM FT. LEWIS MILITARY
CORRECTIONS FACILITY
portland freeskool: call out for teachers!!

Please Help Print and Distribute.



UCSD Student Comes to Terms with Being Bi

San Diego, 04.09.2006 10:38

REDENTOR “RED” GALURA didn’t know there was a word for “Bisexual” when he moved from the Philippines to the U.S. at 15, but he knew he was one. Today he’s a UCSD student and intern at the campus LGBT Resource Center, where he’s out, proud and Bi.



El proyecto de edificaci�n de 500 viviendas sobre la marisma de Aieri denunciado en Europa

Euskal Herria, 04.09.2006 08:38



Hassan Executed

Houston, 04.09.2006 06:39

Hassan Shakur's last Words are of the Struggle



Undocumented

Houston, 04.09.2006 06:39

The Undocumented tell their stories



RECALL MEDFORD CITY COUNCIL!

Rogue Valley, 04.09.2006 05:09

Councilors ignored Medford's residents! A recall is democracy in action.

We need change right now - the citizens of Medford can't afford two more years of poor and costly decisions.

Medford residents are paying the taxes - they should have a say in where the money comes from and where it goes. No more taxation without representation!

Residents & citizen groups all over Medford are in agreement and united.



Mexico on the Brink

Philadelphia, 04.09.2006 02:38



Catholic Workers Arrested at Cleveland Air Show

Cleveland, 04.09.2006 00:07

Catholic Workers Arrested at Cleveland Air Show



Time's Up! Bus 4 Cancelled, Valley Lift Cut

Rogue Valley, 03.09.2006 22:39

Today, Sep 1, is the last day for Valley Lift service to the Rogue Valley Medical Center area, because RVTD's Bus 4 is cancelled as of today. Bus 4, previously scheduled for cancellation June 30, got 2 one-month reprieves, one from RVTD (Rogue Valley Transportation District), the second from MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization). July ridership for Bus 4 and Valley lift dropped significantly.



&lt;br /&gt;Fundação D. Pedro IV ameaça moradores com despejos

Portugal, 03.09.2006 22:39

<br />Fundação D. Pedro IV ameaça moradores com despejos



propuestas represivas

Argentina, 03.09.2006 22:08

Sobre la marcha por la seguridad



Anti-war protests come to congressman's lawn

LA, 03.09.2006 21:38

Anti-war protests come to congressman's lawn



Immigrants Movement at Crossroads: March Turnout Low

LA, 03.09.2006 21:38

Immigrants Movement at Crossroads: March Turnout Low



Soldier at Camp Casey turns self in at Ft Hood

DC, 03.09.2006 21:09

http://www.ivaw.net http://www.gsfp.org http://www.codepinkalert.org http://www.couragetoresist.org



Vancouver, WA: Good Cop Sighting

Portland, 03.09.2006 17:38

I think it was just this past Sunday, when I was bringing home some groceries with my daughter, that my car died. It died not in any old spot, it died right between the I-205 exit and entrance ramps, on Mill Plain, in the inner lane. I had to get to a pay phone across the highway and leave my daughter in the car so that no one would tow the car away. My daughter is old enough to handle such a situation. I called for my brother to help push me out of the street, and went back to the car.

Then the cop showed up. Since I have been stopped and questioned by Beaverton police for just walking down the street (and I am white with very nondescript looks), I thought, oh no, he will try to accuse me of blocking traffic or something. I told him the car just died. He basically said that he would push me to a good spot, which meant doing a u-turn and coasting to the Fred Meyer parking lot. I usually don't like other people having ideas on what I should do unless it's something that I would think of myself, but I have to admit, having a cop push me while I did a u-turn was just not something that I would have thought of--but I recognized that it would work, and I just said "I'll do it!" I had the distinct idea that he meant no harm and he knew this was best. I thought, I am happy to get my car out of the street, but let's just see how far this good cop thing will last.



IRAQ: Basrah Oil Workers’ Strike

Portland, 03.09.2006 17:38

Oil-pipeline Workers in Basrah have given the authorities a deadline for Thursday, 31st of August for meeting their previously forwarded demands; otherwise, they will resume with their strike which they brought to a standstill after the positive promises they were given. The deadline coincides with the beginning of a week-end. The further the strike could restart may be on Sunday, the beginning of the working week in Iraq.



Hasan Shakur: A Maroon on Death Row

Portland, 03.09.2006 17:38

I am sitting in my rented Chevy Equinox outside of the Polunsky Unit, in Livingston, Texas. The middle of farm country, there are stables right next door to the prison, within pissing distance of the electrified fence and concertina wire. I wonder if they belong to the prison. How much of this farmland is the prisons? The inmates wear all white here. It is ghostly figures I see pushing wheelbarrows, carrying rakes through a manicured lawn with flower boxes shaped like the star of Texas.

The processing is the fastest I've ever been through going to a prison. I have had to wait hours before to be cleared. I do not know if it is this prison, or the fact that I'm visiting at off times, or the fact that I am visiting someone who has an execution date set. Set for Thursday. Days are bleeding away, the 29th is just a breath away from the 31st.

Hasan Shakur, aka Derrick Frazier, aka #999284, is dressed all in white as well. Visiting is only through glass, and Hasan sits in a cage, the telephone pressed to his ear. He is as big as I figured he would be. He stands up to go to the bathroom, sticking his hands through the slot so they can put the handcuffs on him and he towers over the three guards around him.

read the full article...

Hasan was executed on August 31, 2006



Aranas Rally/Hooley Protest in Salem Ignored by Mainstream Media

Portland, 03.09.2006 17:38

A group of Pacific Green Party supporters were threatened in Salem Monday with having their cars towed from a lot next to Democratic Congresswoman Darlene Hooley's office while they were engaged in a rally to support their candidate, Paul Aranas, and to protest Hooley's complicity with Bush Administration war crimes in the Middle East. The tow truck driver specifically stated that he was ordered to "tow away protestors' cars." The rally participants claimed that they were Hooley's constituents and that they were therefore legally entitled to park there. The lot was only partially full at the time.

Aranas and three other people spoke at the rally, which was ignored by the jonbenetstream media. After the speeches, a group including Aranas entered Hooley's office to submit petitions to her. She was reported unavailable for comment. Aranas has advanced consistent and principled positions on the war in Iraq as well as the conflicts in Lebanon and Palestine. He has formally asked Hooley to debate him twice, but she has so far refused.



Dispatch From Jeff Luers: LOSS OF FACE-TO-FACE VISITS FOR ONE YEAR!

Portland, 03.09.2006 17:38

Jeff has LOST HIS CONTACT VISITS FOR ONE YEAR!!! Even though there is NO EVIDENCE that he was smoking pot. The smoking gun? A CLEAN UA!! Please send Jeff your letters of support. He has not yet asked for anyone to contact the superintendant over this issue. Let's be prepared if he does!
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<b>August 22nd, 2006</b> <i>Dispatch from Jeff "Free" Luers</i>: Talk about a shitty couple of days. I get out of the hole on Sunday, August 20. To start I have to fight to get out on my date because I'm not in the computer. I get let out without having had a hearing, which means I have no sanctions.
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I'm excited, though. I know that no matter what I get to call her today. I get out right at yard line. I go and find my new cell conveniently locked on the bar box. The first cell on the tier, the one right in front of the guard.
<div align="right"><b><a href=" read">http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/09/345384.shtml">read the full dispatch...</a></b></div>



You Must Be Choking! - Day of Action Against Drax Power Station

United Kingdom, 03.09.2006 16:38

Actions against Drax Power Station started early on Thursday morning (31st of August) and have continued all day, with the Drax perimeter being breached several times. Up to 600 campaigners against climate change participated in the Reclaim Power mass action. Four main blocs gathered at the centre of the Climate Camp before splitting off into different groups, with some heading towards Drax across fields to avoid police road blocks [Early report | Photos 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Videos 1 | 2]

Meanwhile, other smaller actions had already begun - just after 4.30am seven activists occupied a Drax lighting tower. Later nearby roads were blocked by different affinity groups and another Drax lighting tower was also occupied with a banner reading "No Future For You". More perimeter penetrations occured as more groups arrived at the fence to be met with police in riot gear, horses and dogs. Total arrests are currently unknown, but believed to be in the region of 35-45 people, some of whom were violently attacked by police.

In the early hours of Friday 1st of September the actions around Drax continued. Reports came in of people attempting to breach the perimeter of the fence overnight. On the other hand, the Legal Team informs that all of the 38 people arested in yesterday's mass action have now been released, some of which having spent about 28 hours in police custody. There is one confirmed arrest that took place this morning, which still remains in Selby's police station.

For full details, see the full timeline of events and individual reports that have been posted to IMC-UK Climate Camp page.

Reports: First reports | Police Prevent Essential Supplies From Reaching Activists | Police quotes | Searching for 'weapons' | Farmer attacks Drax Protesters with Tractor (including photos) | Kids Block at Climate Camp | Fireworks from inside Drax | On the Ground: Suicide farmers found in Yorkshire | Photographer arrested over 'weapon' near Drax | Police Obstruction of Media around Climate Camp and Drax | Police hipocrisy at Drax | 3 hour lock on shuts down machine inside Drax.
Mainstream press: List of articles | Radio 4 coverage [ 1 | 2 ] | Reuters inaccurancies on climate camp reporting.




Blockade of Israeli Company Carmel-Agrexco

United Kingdom, 03.09.2006 16:38

A number of Palestine Solidarity activists blocaded the UK headquarters of Israeli company Carmel-Agrexco for over 11 hours on 30 August, 2006, to gain ruling on the legality of trading with Israeli settlements [see report]. The purpose of the protest was to expose an Israeli company that is engaging in continuous unlawful and brutal activity by importing fresh produce originating from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Carmel-Agrexco, however, chose to withstand the disruption and not have the blockaders charged with 'aggravated trespass'. At the end of the day only one activist was arrested and subsequently de-arrested.

The method of protest was to construct two large metal triangular cages at each entrance. Protestors secured their necks to the cages by using bicycle D-Locks, with several supporters close at hand. One cage served to totally shut down the exit, and the other caused major disruption at the entrance.

Read: Text of letter to Carmel-Agrexco | Press release from previous trial | Report on Carmel's involvement in the Jordan Valley | War on Want's report: Profiting from the Occupation | previous actions: 1 | 2

Links: Palestine Solidarity Campaign | The Big Campaign | ISM London | ISM Palestine



Resistance to Minutemen in Socal

San Diego, 03.09.2006 11:38

As cities across the country celebrate Labor Day Weekend & the beginning of fall with a week of demonstrations calling for fair and comprehensive immigration policy reform, and respect for all workers, resistance to vigilante rascist minutemen continues in southern California.

The city of Maywood, which has declared itself a sanctuary for immigrants, was defended by several hundred residents and immigrants rights activists against an invasion force of less than 50 members of the minutemen/neonazi-allied group Save Our State on August 26.
Report/Photos | Photos

Also last Saturday, La Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raz and other groups marched in East LA to protest wars, militarization and oppression in Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and the border communities, retracing the path of Chicano Moratorium march of 1970 against the Vietnam war.

Actions in support of day laborers, who are being hassled and attacked by minutemen and allied groups, across the region and nationally, are continuing.

In Central San Diego, Friends of the Day Laborers are documenting minutemen aggression against workers. In North County San Diego, the North County Coalition for Peace, Justice and Dignity is organizing rallies and documentation efforts in support of day laborers.

Additional recent day laborer solidarity actions: New York New Jersey

In downtown Los Angeles, 5000 marched for immigrant rights on Saturday. Close to a dozen additional marches, rallies and actions are planned nationwide over the Labor Day weekend.

Border Angels | American Friends Service Committee | Delete the Border | National Day Laborer Organizing Network | We Are America Alliance | Immigrant Solidarity Network | National Network on Immigrant & Refugee Rights



Rebels, Refugees, and Resistance in Darfur

San Francisco Bay Area, 03.09.2006 07:08

Although the conflict has raged much longer, Thursday, September 7th marks the two-year anniversary of the declaration of genocide in Darfur by the U.S. Congress. That evening, Fault Lines and Indybay will host an event dedicated to telling the story behind the headlines and spreading awareness of how Bay Area activists are fighting to end the devastation in Sudan. The night will include speakers for a reportback, photo show, and action strategy discussion. The event will start promptly at 8pm at Station 40, upstairs at 3030-B 16th St (at Mission St, across from BART)



Activists Perk Up to Logan Square Starbucks Union Victory

Chicago, 03.09.2006 04:14

A press release by the Starbucks Workers Union announced: "Baristas at Chicago’s Logan Square Starbucks store announced last night [August 29, 2006] their membership in the IWW Starbucks Workers Union, becoming the first U.S. workers outside of New York City to declare union membership at the world's largest coffee chain.

"Workers served Starbucks management at the café, located on 2759 W Logan Blvd., with a declaration of union membership and a set of demands including a living wage, guaranteed work hours, reinstatement of IWW baristas fired for organizing activity, and respect for an independent voice on the job through union membership." Read more

Additional Coverage: Gapers Block | Crain's Chicago Business | Associated Press (IWW repost)



rp compliance poor

QC, 03.09.2006 03:09

Philippines’ Compliance with UN Reporting Tasks Poor, Says AI



slays and probe

QC, 03.09.2006 02:39

Extra-judicial Killings and Sham Investigation



atb and us military aid

QC, 03.09.2006 02:39

Anti-Terror Bill OK Seen to Spur More US Military Aid



Privatización

Colombia, 03.09.2006 02:08

Gobierno continúa ola de privatizaciones



Communities Renew Call for Immigration Reform

United States, 03.09.2006 01:07

Close to a dozen cities will celebrate Labor Day Weekend & the beginning of fall with a week of demonstrations calling for fair and comprehensive immigration policy reform, and respect for all workers.

Planned mobilizations include:

» Labor Day Weekend in Chicago: the "March 10 Movement," will hold a march from the Chinatown neighorhood in downtown Chicago to US House Speaker Dennis Hastert's office in Batavia.

» Sept. 2 in Los Angeles: a "Gran Marcha Laboral" organized by the "March 25 Coalition."

» Sept. 3 in Portland: A "Labor Day" demonstration sponsored by a coalition of groups including VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project and PCUN.

» Sept. 4 in Minneapolis/St. Paul: a Labor Day march and rally at Castillo Park

» Sept. 4 in the San Francisco Bay area: several marches will convene, including a central one organized by the Regional Unity Coalition, and simultaneous marches in Oakland, Fresno and San Jose.

» Sept. 7 in Washington, DC: hundreds of thousands from the eastern US will gather on the National Mall to tell Congress to get back to work on tabled reform measures.

Events are also reportedly planned in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Phoenix, AZ. According to the We Are America Alliance, organizers expect the mobilizations to attract a million people, cumulatively.

National Links: US-IMC Immigrant Rights Coverage Archive | National Day Laborers Organizing Network | We Are America Alliance | Immigrant Solidarity Network | National Network on Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR)



Reportback: Gender Equality Festival

NYC, 02.09.2006 23:38

Saturday August 27, 2006 was the first annual NYC Festival for gender equity provided by Girls for equality (GGE).

Various organizations came together for the festival with a mission to exchange resources, educate, empower and strengthened individuals with all sorts of activities, performances and workshops.



ASLvsRANDAGISMO

Italy, 02.09.2006 23:38

LA morte di Sebastiano



Soacha

Colombia, 02.09.2006 22:38

Asesinado el profesor universitario Egar Fajardo



Militantes são processados por questionarem a suspensão da lei do passe livre em Floripa

Brasil, 02.09.2006 22:08

ENTREVISTA



The Kurds and the KGB: The secret history of the Barzani dynasty

Miami, 02.09.2006 21:07

The Kurds and the KGB: The secret history of the Barzani dynasty



Mexico: Oaxaca - Summer 2006 - The Spearhead of the Mexican Revolution

Miami, 02.09.2006 20:37

Mexico: Oaxaca - Summer 2006 - The Spearhead of the Mexican Revolution




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