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If you've turned on the TV at all in the last few weeks, you can't have missed our new taxpayer supported, "non-partisan," media star - Sheriff Roberts - stumping for Darlene Hooley. He's also on air pitching Measure 3-246, the so-called "Jail" levy, ominously warning us that "the only real deterrent to crime is a waiting jail bed." [Despite the fact that statistics and history prove otherwise.]
Oregon Health and Science University is about to reach into their bag of dirty tricks and pull off yet another public fraud. Regrettably, the scam will effect everyone if we do not stand up and fight back.
阿部首相、日本の権利および日本のメディアの恐ろしい状態。Chris Saltzbergは、メディアが人々を混乱させようとどのようにしてするか示す箇条を書きました。例えば、彼らは、日本の首相が謎とサムライの両方であると言います。現実は、彼のお爺さんの反進歩的政策を見ることにより理解することができます。それは彼が表わすのと同じ政策です。メディアは、さらに彼の右翼アジェンダを追求する際に、首相がどのように北朝鮮へのヒステリーを利用するか示しません... Chris Saltzberg notes in a recent article the confusing signals coming out of Japan's compliant and timid meda. On the one hand, they speak of him being an unknown quantify and a right-wing nationalist, but then they almost praise him as a "'fighting politician' with a 'vision of pride,' striving to build a 'beautiful country' against a backdrop of North Korean kidnappers and a growing Chinese superpower." Yet, in a well documented essay, he shows that Abe's intentions are much clearer than the media pretends:
Ashland City Council candidate Greg Lemhouse was part of the notorious "Reservoir Dawgs" Medford Police group. He is in favor of police use of tasers and thinks community policing requires a "quasi-military" police force.
Victims of Police Brutality Protest
Financial report by acting OKIMC.org treasurer A report by J. M. Branum about the current financial situation of the Oklahoma Independent Media Center and a request for donations. A report by J. M. Branum about the current financial situation of the Oklahoma Independent Media Center and a request for donations.I haven't tabulated where we stand financially for awhile with the Oklahoma Independent Media Center (OKIMC.org), so I thought I would get caught up this evening. In doing so, I found out we are quite a bit in the red at this point (negative $53), as you can see from the financial statement posted at the bottom of this email. (In the past, I've been asking for donations to pay the hosting bill and other expenses from time-to-time, but have been paying the hosting bill out of my pocket no matter what). So anyway, I would really appreciate it if folks could chip in a few bucks to keeping OKIMC.org online. Our hosting bill at this point runs $13 per month (OKIMC.org and JMBzine.com share a $19.95 hosting account. The $13 is my estimate of how much bandwidth OKIMC.org is using of the allotment I'm paying for.), so we need to get caught up on our past bills as well as hopefully pay some into the future. I wish I had the finances that I could just foot the bill myself indefinitely, but I don't. Without some donations, I would have to pull the plug on the IMC at the end of the year. If you would like to give for this effort, please make your donations to: J.M. Branum 502 NE 16th Oklahoma city, OK 73104 Donations can also be made via paypal.com, using jmb (at)jmbzine (dot) com as the recepient address. Also for those wondering, our situation with OKIMC.org looks much stronger now thanks to the work of Rena Blaiz who has stepped into take over much of the editing work that I had let fall by the wayside lately. We always need more help though, so please contact her or myself if you would like to join the collective. Thanks, James
Anuradha Mittal is the director of the Oakland Institute, a California-based research and education institution. She is an expert on trade, agriculture and development in India (her native country) and globally. Confluence had a chance to talk to her at the Reclaim the Commons events last April. See Related: GM Cotton Disaster in India
Portland, OR-Around fifty people gathered at the North Park Blocks in downtown Portland today to protest police brutality and the recent death of James Chasse who died in police custody. The event was held in conjunction with similar events around the country to highlight police abuses, but was organized autonomously of the national coalition. Most participants dressed in black to show support for the families of people killed by police.
A review of a new film set in 2007. ...
How the community can support the janitors struggle
Entrevista a Elizabeth Antilef, vocera Pres@s Polític@s Mapuche
Iraqi Resistance Blows Up Huge Ammo Dump,
Inzwischen haben auch in Deutschland 'Wahlmaschinen' Einzug gehalten. Es ist zu befürchten, dass sie aufgrund massiver Lobbyarbeit der Hersteller und der Sparwut der Politik, der eine angeblich günstige Wahl wichtiger zu sein scheint als die Korrektheit des Wahlergebnisses und der Fortbestand der letzten Reste demokratischer Grundlagen. Denn diese 'Wahlmaschinen' sind leider alles andere als sicher. So sind die Ergebnisse die sie ausspucken bei den meisten Geräten durch niemanden (auch nicht durch Wahlhelfer oder Gerichte) nachvollziehbar - eine Kontrollmöglichkeit fehlt also gänzlich - und über die in Deutschland bereits eingesetzten Geräte abgegebene Stimmen können auch noch aus mehreren Metern Entfernung ausgelesen werden. Aber das sind nur einige der vielen Probleme, die Wahlcomputer mit sich bringen und sie vollkommen untauglich für dieses Einsatzgebiet machen.
【〜女性新聞ふぇみんより〜】 From the Women's Newspaper Femin (est. 1946) 福井発 ジェンダー本撤去事件に勝利宣言 福井市内で市民集会 情報公開・住民監査請求・裁判・苦情処理申立 使い Gender-related books removed from Library in Fukui- Citizens organize against it.
A Rally for Police Accountability will be held in Berkeley on Wednesday October 25th. Berkeley Copwatch, the Clown Army, and the Tactical Ice Cream Unit are encouraging people to gather at the Berkeley Public Safety Building (Martin Luther King at Center St) at 6 pm, and then march to North Berkeley Senior Center (Hearst and Martin Luther King) for Public Hearing on "The Future of Civilian Review in Berkeley," beginning at 7:30 pm. The march and rally will demand that the Police Review Commission (PRC), the nation's oldest independent civilian review organization, take bold action to preserve civilian review.
A critique of the white left media reform movement
Protests to Target U2's Bono at G20 Meeting
Marcos came to Tijuana, last Wednesday and Thursday, October 18th and 19th, within the shadow of our wall of shame, to bring Zapatismo to Mexico’s fourth largest city through the “La Otra Campaña” tour. A series of forums held over the last year in 31 Mexican states which says that there is a better way to do politics than stolen elections, bribed congress persons, corrupt, violent governors, and corporate thievery. Politics from the bottom up, not top down; where all the stakeholders in civil society; workers, peasants, students, women, gays, indigenous groups have the power to control the economic, social and political processes that influence their lives.
A wave of political oppression in Ethiopia has resulted in the arbitrary arrests and torture involving hundreds of political prisoners, journalists, and human rights acivists. A bipartisan bill in the US Congress calling for sanctions against Ethiopia was blocked by Dennis Hastert while the Bush administration calls the government of Prime Minister Zenawi an ally on the 'war on terror'. A lawyer with a history of working on behalf of women's rights, Yalem Bekele, was arrested yesterday and Amnesty International fears she may be tortured.
The Department of Interior and Local Government's "preventive suspension" of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay and his entire city council based on flimsy administrative charges marks the height of the Arroyo government's "mad dog" campaign to cripple the political opposition by all means.
Please Help Print and Distribute ct adds: I've noticed that several local blogs have linked to the "Does anyone know James Chasse?" article. If anyone hasn't read it, or hasn't read it since it was first published (as many comments came in later), they really should. They linked to it because numerous people who knew James Chasse took the time to express their feelings about his murder. Anyway I'm glad to see that a page of the newsletter was given to a couple of those who shared their personal stories. I'll be printing some out and placing them wherever I find myself; I encourage others to do the same.
Please Help Print and Distribute
ct adds: I've noticed that several local blogs have linked to the "Does anyone know James Chasse?" article. If anyone hasn't read it, or hasn't read it since it was first published (as many comments came in later), they really should. They linked to it because numerous people who knew James Chasse took the time to express their feelings about his murder. Anyway I'm glad to see that a page of the newsletter was given to a couple of those who shared their personal stories. I'll be printing some out and placing them wherever I find myself; I encourage others to do the same.
Protest Police Brutality Oct. 22 at 2pm on the North Park Blocks. This is an autonomous event. Wear black in support of the families of people killed by the police in the Portland area. Idea for signs, names of each of the victims of police brutality in Portland: http://portlandcopwatch.org/listofshootings.html If you're new to town or just don't know, the "North Park Blocks" refers to the area at NW Park & Couch in Portland. carry the number with you. call in reports to us, and let us know what is happening on the street. folks can call us collect from jail if they are arrested.
Protest Police Brutality Oct. 22 at 2pm on the North Park Blocks. This is an autonomous event. Wear black in support of the families of people killed by the police in the Portland area.
Idea for signs, names of each of the victims of police brutality in Portland: http://portlandcopwatch.org/listofshootings.html
If you're new to town or just don't know, the "North Park Blocks" refers to the area at NW Park & Couch in Portland.
carry the number with you. call in reports to us, and let us know what is happening on the street. folks can call us collect from jail if they are arrested.
Several hundred people rallied in Union Square Oct. 21 to demand
The Fourth Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair is on Sunday, October 22 from 11:00–5:00 at LIU Brooklyn Campus on Flatbush & DeKalb Avenues
danielsan reports from Oaxaca City, Mexico
Juan Gonzalez, a Latino reporter with the New York Daily News, warned that further de-regulation would “make a bad situation far worse . . . We are in real danger of waking up one day with a de facto apartheid situation” with respect to inclusion of people of color in the media, where whites control a disproportionate share of media outlets.
Amid IWW Union Pressure and Expansion, Starbucks Loosens Purse Strings
America: Freedom to Fascism "Director's Final Cut"
Food Not Bombs in Bucuresti
RIP Michael Johnson
On October 18, the California Sixth District Court of Appeals reversed the March 2005 conviction of medical marijuana caregiver and patient, Roger Mentch, for cultivation and possession of marijuana intended for sale. The court recognized the legitimacy of Mentch's caregiver defense under the 1996 Compassionate Care Act, which was forbidden during his first trial.
At noon on Wednesday, October 18, 2006, members of AFSCME 3299 and their supporters marched from the Bay Tree Plaza to the base of campus, where a roving picket line was held, followed by a rally. The workers have been engaged in a year-long struggle to receive wages similiar to those of neighboring colleges and universities where people can make up to 30% more for the same (or less) work. Over the summer, the California State Assembly passed legislation funding these wage increases, yet UC President Dynes has been holding the money hostage as a way of forcing union concessions over pension issues. Wednesday's action, which, due to police blockage of the road, effectively shut down the base of campus for 30-40 minutes, was the first protest of the day at UCSC. Due to a visit from the UC Regents, a high-profile action a few hours later where police assaulted and pepper-sprayed students has taken most of the headlines. It's important to note, however, that these two actions were in solidarity with each other, as students and workers struggle over the same need to democratize the UC and fix the problems at UCSC before any possible expansion.
CINEMA POLÍTICO E FÁBRICA OCUPADA
InkyWatch: Inquirer Owner Breaks Promise with "Owner's View" Editorial as Paper Continues to Shift Toward Entertainment and Sensationalism