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Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland is on its way to becoming the most dangerous developer and repository of chemical and biological weaponry--superbugs capable of cruel and mass deaths almost beyond imagination.
Proposition 85, the "Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of a Minor's Pregnancy" initiative, would amend California's state constitution to young women under the age of 18 from obtaining abortion care without government-mandated parental notification. Prop 85 is one of the initiatives on the ballot for the Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 general election in California. Opponents of Prop 85 point out that California's adolescent pregnancy, birth, and abortion rates have declined in the last ten years.
Saturday, October 7th will be a No on 85! Day of Action. A rally will be held in Dolores Park at 12pm (20th Street and Dolores) in San Francisco. People will join together to try to form the World's Largest Human No on 85 Sign. The No on 85 Campaign is hoping that over 300 people will participate in this visibility action. At 1pm people will conduct voter outreach and visibility in District 8, and at 5pm, a NO on 85 Happy Hour and Comedy Show will be held at Martuni's Martini bar.
Following the trial of Margaret Jones and Paul Milling - known as the 'Fairford Disarmers' - which ended with no clear verdict, now Phil Pritchard and Toby Olditch - known as the 'B52 Two' - face trial. The trial begins Monday 2nd October at Bristol Crown Court, and is expected to last up to two weeks. During March 2003, fourteen U.S B52 bombers arrived at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. These were the very same bombers which had been used to carpet bomb Vietnam a generation earlier. Protests broke out in opposition, and escalated. Others broke in and attempted to prevent, or delay, their take off, and the bombing of Iraq which began on 20th March 2003. "Oxford peace activists Philip Pritchard and Toby Olditch entered RAF Fairford and attempted to disarm USAF B-52 bombers early on 18th March 2003. Their decision to take this peaceful direct action was a response to absolute frustration; that all previous international pressure and efforts to prevent the prosecution of an illegal and unjustified war had come to nothing." More On The 'B52 Two' WebsiteGreen writes: We are inviting people to come at any point during the trial. There will be a gathering of supporters at 9am on Monday 2nd October outside the Court. Please show your support! There will be cakes and pretty banners! Full Article. Bristol Crown Court is on Small Street, off Corn Street, in the Centre. Margaret Jones writes: They're charged with the same thing as Paul and me - conspiracy to commit criminal damage. They were trying to reach a B-52 bomber to disable it, when they were both arrested. Naturally Paul and I, while awaiting our re-trial, are watching ... how this second trial may turn out. Paul and I had magnificent support, which I shall remember with deep gratitude all my life. We hope people will feel moved to come down and offer similar backing to Phil and Toby. Also to Josh Richards, when his trial comes up in Nov. Full ArticleCelebrate Resistance! : Free Music and Poetry Event. Thur 5th October 7.30pm to midnight at the Queen's Head, Easton Street, Easton, BS2. To celebrate resistance to state violence and war | (Images: THEN and NOW : Left - A B52 carpet bombs Vietnam. Right - B52s over Baghdad a generation later.) | Support the B52 2! | Support Phil and Toby @ Bristol Crown Court in October + 'Celebrate Resistance' Gig on 5th October | Trial Of Margaret Jones and Paul Milling: 'Fairford Disarmers' Trial Ends With 'No Clear Verdict' | Fairford Disarmers Trial - "THIS WAS NOT A PROTEST" | Contribute An Article
The 5th Annual Women's Words $400 Slam took place on Friday night at Provisions Library on Connecticut Avenue. This year's slam featured women poets from New York City, Philadelphia, as well as the Washington metropolitan area.
Court Victory for FTAA Protestors
Alegadas torturas na prisão de Paços de Ferreira
Get out to stop the BNP! Campaign to stop the BNP in forthcoming
The French government is participating in war crimes and is violating international law and the Non Proliferation Treaty by developing new nuclear weapons instead of reducing nuclear armaments. International activists from Scotland, England, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden participated in the action and entered the base in small groups to inspect the area and search for evidence of testing sites.
Reaccions a l'alto al foc i l'enviament de tropes al Líban: Exèrcit espanyol al Líban: el bomber piròman ::: Comunicat de CGT sobre l'enviament de tropes al Líban ::: Alternativa Antimilitarista-MOC i altres front l'invasió del Líban altres notícies sobre el conflicte a l'orient mitjà: Quina vergonya! ::: Qué pasa amb l'ONU al Líban? ::: Pel dret a la resistència dels pobles de Líban i Palestina ::: Proves del llançament de bombes de fòsfor blanc sobre la població civil libanesa ::: Militar israelià compara el bombardeig de Beirut amb el de Gernika ::: Entrevista a George Galloway ::: Especialista en drets humans de l'ONU denuncia a Israel per convertir Gaza en una "espantosa y tràgica" presó +info: >>> guerra
Reaccions a l'alto al foc i l'enviament de tropes al Líban: Exèrcit espanyol al Líban: el bomber piròman ::: Comunicat de CGT sobre l'enviament de tropes al Líban ::: Alternativa Antimilitarista-MOC i altres front l'invasió del Líban
altres notícies sobre el conflicte a l'orient mitjà: Quina vergonya! ::: Qué pasa amb l'ONU al Líban? ::: Pel dret a la resistència dels pobles de Líban i Palestina ::: Proves del llançament de bombes de fòsfor blanc sobre la població civil libanesa ::: Militar israelià compara el bombardeig de Beirut amb el de Gernika ::: Entrevista a George Galloway ::: Especialista en drets humans de l'ONU denuncia a Israel per convertir Gaza en una "espantosa y tràgica" presó
+info: >>> guerra
Reacciones al alto al fuego y el envío de tropas al Líbano: Ejército español en el Líbano: el bombero pirómano ::: Comunicado de CGT sobre el envío de tropas al Líbano ::: Alternativa Antimilitarista-MOC y otros ante la invasión del Líbano otras noticias sobre el conflicto en oriente medio: ¡Qué vergüenza! ::: ¿Qué pasa con la ONU en Líbano? ::: Por el derecho de resistencia de los pueblos de El Líbano y Palestina ::: Pruebas del lanzamiento de bombas de fósforo blanco sobre la población civil libanesa ::: Militar israelí compara el bombardeo de Beirut con el de Gernika ::: Entrevista a George Galloway ::: Especialista de derechos humanos de la ONU denuncia a Israel por convertir Gaza en una "espantosa y trágica" prisión +info: >>> guerra
Reacciones al alto al fuego y el envío de tropas al Líbano: Ejército español en el Líbano: el bombero pirómano ::: Comunicado de CGT sobre el envío de tropas al Líbano ::: Alternativa Antimilitarista-MOC y otros ante la invasión del Líbano
otras noticias sobre el conflicto en oriente medio: ¡Qué vergüenza! ::: ¿Qué pasa con la ONU en Líbano? ::: Por el derecho de resistencia de los pueblos de El Líbano y Palestina ::: Pruebas del lanzamiento de bombas de fósforo blanco sobre la población civil libanesa ::: Militar israelí compara el bombardeo de Beirut con el de Gernika ::: Entrevista a George Galloway ::: Especialista de derechos humanos de la ONU denuncia a Israel por convertir Gaza en una "espantosa y trágica" prisión
+info: >>> guerra
From September 21-24, over sixty young activists and organizers from across the country gathered in Immokalee, Florida for the 2nd annual Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro: three days of reflection, discussion, and strategizing about the struggle for fair food and building a more just world. Youth and student leaders from more than 15 states and representing more than 30 organizations and campuses – a sample of the breadth of support that the Coalition of Immokalee Workers(CIW) can count on in the months and years ahead – participated in the Encuentro. Old and new allies from Southern Illinois to Miami, from UC Santa Cruz to Notre Dame, from the Bronx to Southern Mississippi, came together for this important weekend in the birthplace of the CIW. This year's Encuentro took place against the backdrop of an escalating campaign against the multi-billion dollar McDonald's Corporation – the largest fast-food chain on the planet and an enormous buyer of Florida tomatoes. As in the four-year Taco Bell Boycott, student and youth organizing will play a critical role in the campaign's overall success. The weekend in Immokalee inspired and re-energized the SFA network, serving as an important springboard for the work ahead as we turn McDonald's marketing "sweet spot" (18 to 24 year-olds) into a well-organized sore spot. full 2006 Encuentro report || 2006 Encuentro photo gallery
This year's Encuentro took place against the backdrop of an escalating campaign against the multi-billion dollar McDonald's Corporation – the largest fast-food chain on the planet and an enormous buyer of Florida tomatoes. As in the four-year Taco Bell Boycott, student and youth organizing will play a critical role in the campaign's overall success. The weekend in Immokalee inspired and re-energized the SFA network, serving as an important springboard for the work ahead as we turn McDonald's marketing "sweet spot" (18 to 24 year-olds) into a well-organized sore spot. full 2006 Encuentro report || 2006 Encuentro photo gallery
Food Not Bombs Threatened with Imminent Action
The First Cross-Border Encuentro of La Otra Campaña was held in Tijuana and San Diego September 15-17.
Carteret Islands Evacuated Due to Rising Sea Level
"With the defeat of the Specter Amendment to the Military Commissions Act, Congress has sacrificed any semblance of a meaningful balance of power. Congress is now rubber-stamping a bill that was written by the President which gives the President expansive power to detain without judicial oversight. If the Military Commissions Act is passed, it will grant the President the privilege of kings, allowing him to imprison any critics as alleged 'enemy combatants,' never to see the inside of a court room or to have the chance to challenge their detention or their treatment. What would we say if another country passed a law making it legal to snatch U.S. citizens and detain them indefinitely?
AWOL, Conscientious Objector, Agustin Aguayo Turns Self In
Protests Escalate Against Logging in East Gippsland
Howard Switzer Refers to the Major Party Candidates for Governor as 'Killer Bs' Referring to both the Democrat and Republican candidates for governor, Bredesen and Bryson, the Green Party candidate, Howard Switzer, said "These guys are killer Bs because they both support policies that kill people unnecessarily." Primarily Mr. Switzer was referring to the estimated 18,000 people who die each year due to lack of access to the much touted great American, for-profit, healthcare system. Governor Bredesen has refered to single-payer insurance as "socialism," which it is not, and claims no one has died because he dropped them, 330,00 of them, from TennCare. "We need to join the rest of the industrialized world and provide healthcare for our people, said Switzer, "We have the most unhealthy population in the industrialized world because of our leader's penchant for profits."
Aparicion con vida y Castigo a los culpables
Más de 5000 presos en huelga de hambre en penales bonaerenses
Más de 5000 presos en huelga de hambre en penales bonaerenses
This past Saturday, with more than 300 supporters, the community shut down the attempted rally of 87 Minutemen in front of the National City, City Hall offices. People young and old, in a rainbow of colors joined forces to say YES to the proposed Sanctuary City for National City and NO to the vigilante minutemen that tried and failed to promote hate and stop the sanctuary city movement. One minutemen was arrested and more are expected to be arrested, as videos from humanitarian groups show the minutemen physically assaulting peace activists as well as spraying peace activists with mace.
Project Hot Seat: Oct 4th South Florida Greenpeace Rally to Stop Global Warming
Severely poor are fastest growing segment of U.S. population RICHMOND, Va. (Aug. 29, 2006) – Americans are getting poorer each year despite reports of positive economic growth, and the severely poor are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University study.
The 289-seat lecture hall overflowed with students and adults from across the generations Wednesday night. organizers estimate that well over 300 people attended the public forum on "Torture and the War on Terror", an event co-sponsored by Amnesty International and the Richmond Peace Education Center.
Escrache a los despidos y el trabajo precario
British Nuclear Tests at Maralinga Commemorated
Alone among major US cities, Seattle embarks on a pro-freeway transport policy that would do the late Robert Moses proud.
In a significant victory for constitutional rights, today, the Eleventh Circuit handed down its ruling denying qualified immunity to several officers who engaged in unlawful arrests at the demonstrations against the meetings of the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Miami, Florida, during November 2003. This ruling clears the way for the demonstrators who suffered constitutional rights deprivations to proceed with their litigation.
On September 27, "lobbyists" from the Declaration of Peace returned to Capitol Hill for the second day in a row. Once again peace activists lacked those giant buckets of campaign cash to buy access so they were once again arrested.
With Iraq Vets against the War actions, Counter recruitment demos, Camp Democracy, Plea for Peace and the Uprise tour in town it's a great month for anti-oil war activities, we figured a little property destruction would be the icing on the cake.
Protestors serve Bechtel with eviction notice, "ambush" Iraq reconstruction boss ouside Rayburn Building
Direct action protestors from the Uprise! Counter-recruiting tour and Iraq Veterans Against the War backed by local activists attempted to serve Bechtel with an eviction notice from the entire planet at about noon on September 28.
The California Healthcare Collective (CHC) in Modesto was raided on the morning of Wednesday, September 27th by local and federal agents. The homes of several dispensary workers were also raided. The city had last year banned dispensaries, except for those that are nonprofits. Last week, the Modesto City Council voted to repeal the non-profit provision, thus making the CHC "illegal," and setting the scene for the raid. Protests will be held around the state on Friday to tell the DEA that medical marijuana supporters in California will not stand for these continued attacks on medical cannabis patients. Protests will be held at 12pm outside of DEA offices in Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, Modesto, and other cities.
El capitalismo nos obliga a luchar por una vivienda digna, pero no sólo queremos una vivienda. Necesitamos espacios por vivir, pero también espacios por reunirnos. Okupamos para dar vida a espacios abandonados y para crear otras maneras de relacionarnos paralelas al modelo de ocio consumista que el sistema nos tiene preparados. Queremos viviendas dignas si, pero la lucha anticapitalista, contra l’especulación no acaba aquí: defendamos los centros sociales, la calle también es nuestra.
El capitalisme ens obliga a lluitar per una vivenda digna, però no sols volem una habitatge. Necessitem espais per viure però també espais per reunir-nos. Okupem per a donar vida a espais abandonats i per crear altres modes de relacionar-nos paral·lelament al model d’oci consumista que el sistema ens té preparats. Volem vivendes dignes però la lluita anticapitalista, contra l’especulació no acaba ací: defensem els centres socials, el carrer també és nostre. >> Manifestació 30 de setembre per la Pilona i els nous espais
Developers are moving forward with a plan for 170 Frederick St., current site of Kingdom Hall, to build a high density, 3-story project that that would fundamentally alter the park and neighborhood. The City of Santa Cruz is only letting people know what's going on if they reside within 300 feet of the site (that's only about 100 people!). Even if you live in the area or use the park, the City thinks your voice doesn't matter.
Hundreds arrested at Civil Disobedience action near LAX
Join us for KSKQ's Benefit Reception with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
In a major victory for San Francisco medical cannabis caregivers, Thomas Juzbasic LVN was acquitted on all cannabis charges stemming from his bust in June 2003 in Municipal Court. After over 39 months and a week long mistrial, the second trial lasted only two and a half days before the jury came back with the not guilty verdict in under two hours. Photos
On September 28th, Act Against Torture protested in San Francisco against torture and indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Abu Ghraib in Iraq, Bagram AFB in Afghanistan, and in secret prisons and other torture-sites all over the world. Staff at Senator Diane Feinstein's downtown San Francisco office refused to even meet with the protesters. Photos
Heinemann Picket Enters Fourth Week
Suite à une décision du conseil communal, il y aura 109 caméras de surveillance dans le centre-ville d'ici la fin de l'année.
On Wednesday October 4th, Jim Gilchrist, founder of the rascist vigilante group the Minutemen, will be speaking at Columbia University's Lerner Hall (114th and Broadway) thanks to a lovely invitation from the campus Republicans. We're asking for people to come out and creatively resist the event. [Previous Indypendent Coverage of the Minutemen]