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Report: FBI Heads to Oaxaca to 'Invesitgate' Brad Will's Murder

NYC, 26.11.2006 23:38

Mostly just a collection of links to help people see the narrative as it currently stands. || Major Roundup From Indybay: "State Blames APPO for Brad Will's Death"



Israel Violates Truce, Palestinian Fighters Retaliate

Portland, 26.11.2006 23:38

Israeli troops were still inside Gaza despite a statement from the army that all had withdrawn. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for firing three rockets and said that since Gaza and the West Bank are a unit, it would not agree to a ceasefire unless Israeli military activity also ended in the occupied West Bank.

Since Israel's "disengagement" from Gaza in September 2005 until today, the estimates run between 10,000 and 13,000 heavy artillery shells have been fired into Gaza. On the Palestinian side, the estimates are approximately 1,300 crude Kassam missiles have been fired into Israel. Israeli human rights groups have described Gaza as "The World's Largest Prison Camp"

The poverty-stricken Palestinian population, in number roughly equal to the Israeli population, is in possession of less than 20% of the former Palestine. Israel's occupation is now in its 40th year. The US is providing decisive support for Israel to illegally annex valuable lands and the most important resources of the West Bank, while carrying out settlement and infrastructure projects that divide the shrinking Palestinian territories into unviable cantons, virtually separated from one another and from the receding corner of Jerusalem that will be left to Palestinians.

International War Veterans Poetry Website | International Middle East Media Center | Apartheid Travel Ban on Palestinians in Israeli carsInternational Solidarity Movement



Federal Appeals Court to Hear Patrice Lumumba Ford Case

Portland, 26.11.2006 23:38

Public invited to Pioneer Courthouse, 700 SW 6th Avenue, on Monday, December 4 at 9:00 a.m. Ford has been incarcerated since his initial arrest on October 4, 2002.

Patrice Lumumba Ford's 18-year sentence will be reviewed by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on December 4 in Portland, Oregon. Ford received national media attention as part of The Portland Six, who were accused of being a "terrorist cell" in 2002. Ford's new lawyer, Shaun McCrea of Eugene, will argue that the sentencing guidelines for "treason" were erroneously applied in her client's case.

Ford made a trip to China in October 2001 in the company of five other Portland men--mostly African-American converts to Islam. In China, he was denied entry to Pakistan, where he hoped to help at the Afghani refugee camps. After a month abroad, he returned to his home in Portland. One year later, federal agents nabbed Ford and the others who had traveled with him to China. Attorney General John Ashcroft called the group a "terrorist cell." It was never proven that Ford or the others had any connection to Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or any other terrorist organization. The case was expected to be a challenge to the Department of Justice's expanded spying powers under the Patriot Act but, like other "terrorist" cases around the country, it never came to trial.



Chaos in Oaxaca: heavy police attack

Portland, 26.11.2006 23:38

The Mexican federal government forces entering full force into the city of Oaxaca. There are many arrests and firearms injuries.

Comments:
Three people death, drive-by shooting. PFP house searches. Militaries comming in. Also reports of armed gangs patrolling the city. I had to take cover 5 times in a small room in the hotel from tear gas, while PFP and APPO where exchanging eachother in the streets. Surreal; a very few cars enter on their normal Saterday evening; going to the bars. I'm hungry, but the door is double locked. If I leave, I can't enter till morning, the hotel owener says.

PDX Solidarity?!?! They are calling for solidarity actions around the world. Can we organize here in portland? Does anyone want to talk about this possibilty? Is there a Mexican embassy here in Portland? I am energized by the courageous actions of our brothers and sisters in Mexico. I want to do SOMETHING!

Oaxaca's popular movement suffers yet another brutal day | APPO and PFP battle in Oaxaca After March



Release of Free Video Workshop (Inspired by Argentina's Piqueteros)

LA, 26.11.2006 22:38

Release of Free Video Workshop (Inspired by Argentina's Piqueteros)



BORDER PATROL &amp; SDPD ARREST DAY LABORERS

San Diego, 26.11.2006 21:38

San Diego Police Department Officers and Border Patrol Agents arrested Day Laborers at the Home Depot on Imperial Avenue on Sunday. One of the Day Laborers told us that about six people were arrested. An elder in his late 50's or early 60's was handcuffed and surrounded by three very large white border patrol agents.



Tasmania: Resistance to Logging

Melbourne, 26.11.2006 13:09

Ongoing Resistance to Logging Weld Valley



Race attack victim sentenced to 2 and ½ years

United Kingdom, 26.11.2006 13:09

A black man, who was viciously assaulted whilst travelling home with his girlfriend, has been sent to prison for defending himself against his racist attackers. Aaron Bennett 24 of Beeston Nottingham was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday for causing facial scarring to two males who attacked him and his girlfriend on May 7 (superscript: th) 2005. His attackers James Morris and Jonathon Marshall both from Nottingham were not prosecuted and in a major injustice were given compensation for their injuries.



Oaxaca’s Popular Movement Suffers Yet Another Brutal Day

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.11.2006 10:39

November 25th, 2006 - radio zapote writes: Today, after the seventh megamarch in Oaxaca, members of the APPO attempted to form a human fence around the federal preventative police (PFP), but were attacked with gas. This unleashed a series of clashes with violence again igniting in the city. Many have been arrested and there are reports of many wounded, some by gunfire. It is confirmed that three people were killed.



Vigil for “Nicole”- Filipina Woman Who Was Raped by US Servicemen

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.11.2006 07:39

Over a year ago, "Nicole," a 22-year-old Filipina, was gang raped and tossed aside by six U.S. Servicemen outside of a club in Subic Bay, Olongapo City (a former U.S. naval base site). On November 26th, GABRIELA Network will hold a vigil for "Nicole." Attendees will gather at 4pm at the Dewey Memorial in SF's Union Square, to light candles for "Nicole" and others who have been brutalized by rape and other forms of violence against women. GABRIELA reports that the alleged perpetrators should receive a verdict in their trial this week.



APPO and PFP battle in Oaxaca After March

NYC, 26.11.2006 05:16

After a peaceful march of tens of thousands reached Oaxaca's city center, police and protesters fought in the streets, police firing heavy amounts of tear gas, protesters throwing rocks and shooting bottle rockets through plastic tubes. By nightfall the police had forced the APPO to retreat back from Santo Domingo. Police beat and fired upon protesters. Protesters set fire to cars and buildings.



Indymedia's Fifth Birthday - New Structures Adopted, Your Help Wanted!

Ireland, 26.11.2006 03:09

Five Years Old: A Lot Done and A Lot More To Do Af ...



Awesome documentaries available free on google video

Miami, 26.11.2006 02:07

Awesome documentaries available free on google video



2007 National Conference for Media Reform Is Coming to Memphis

Tennessee, 25.11.2006 23:10

WASHINGTON - On January 12-14, 2007, several thousand activists, media makers, educators, journalists, policymakers and concerned citizens from across the country will gather in Memphis for the 2007 National Conference for Media Reform. "Whatever issue you care about, real progress will be impossible without first fixing the media," said Robert W. McChesney, president and co-founder of Free Press, the national nonpartisan group hosting the conference. "Millions of people from all walks of life have joined the rapidly growing movement for better media. The National Conference for Media Reform is a unique opportunity for us to come together, share ideas and strategies, and make the media a viable political issue in America."



UNA CARTA PARA EL PERIODICO LA JORNADA.

San Diego, 25.11.2006 22:39

Información sobre el Plantón afuera del Consulado Mexicano en San Diego, en solidaridad con la lucha oaxaqueña y la Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca.

Todo este movimiento paso desapercibido por la mayoría, pero lo bueno es que desde el plantón se logró establecer una red de apoyo y conformar una Coalición llamada vAPPOroaxaca, coalición de trabajo para continuar con las actividades de apoyo a Oaxaca. Esta coalición no es de membretes, de Organizaciones, ni de lideres, ni de caudillos, ni de vedettes en pos de la camara y las luces de neon y de la television, ésta coalicion mas que perseguir a los medios para ensanchar los egos, va encaminada a buscar opciones y puentes y es una palabra compuesta por tres palabras que significan movimiento en solidaridad con la lucha oaxaqueña cuya dirigencia es la Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca. Esta coalición esta abierta para todo aquel que haciendo a un lado intereses personales o de organización, esten dispuestos a trabajar y luchar en apoyo a la causa, el ejemplo de la APPO es una guia y una enseñanza, tardará un buen tiempo para entenderla un poco, pero mientras lo hacemos los tiempos nos reclaman solidaridad y buena vibra. Sinembargo como nadie puede autonombrarse representate, portavoz o vanguardia de este movimiento, todos por nuestro lado podemos desarrollar un trabajo hormiga, real y organizativo, y en algún momento encontrarnos, como sucedio este Domingo 19 de Noviembre pasado en el festival político-cultural (con una presencia de oaxaqueños evidentemente acrecentada) afuera del Consulado Mexicano. Asi tal cual pasó sin afanes protagónico-robacamaras y de respeto mutuo por parte de todos.
Vivan los compañeros que estuvieron 24 dias en planton en San Diego,la lucha no a acabado, la lucha apenas empieza, la unidad debe trascender los discursos huecos-engañabobos de los que se sirve el gobierno. La unidad se construye desde abajo y con acciones.

Fuera Ulises Ruiz!!! Fuera la PFP!!! Libertad a los presos políticos!!!



Manifesto Presented to Consul as Oaxaca Solidarity Camp Closes

San Diego, 25.11.2006 22:39

With a press conference and presentation of a Manifesto to the Consul, the Oaxaca Solidarity Camp, which had occupied the sidewalk outside the San Diego Mexican Consulate since the invasion of Oaxaca City by Federal Preventative Forces (PFP) on October 29, closed Tuesday and moved to Chican@ Perk in Sherman Heights.

The Camp had become a center for education about the corrupt government in Oaxaca, ongoing repression and the resistance, as well as a hub for organizing activity. The Plantonistas communicated their messages using diverse tactics, including marches, rallies, banners, chants, photos, sidewalk chalk art, flyers, video showings and conversations.

As the Camp was being dismantled, the Consul Luis Cabrera presented himself to receive a copy of the VAPPOR-OAXACA Manifesto, signing a statement that he would forward it to outgoing President Vincente Fox and fraudulently elected incoming President Felipe Calderón.

Christy Will, who was present at the Camp Tuesday morning, introduced herself to the representative of the government that is violently repressing the resistance her brother Brad was documenting as he was murdered and that is sheltering his assassins. She earlier read a statement on Radio Universidad thanking the Plantonistas for their solidarity with the people of Oaxaca, expressing support for the demands of The Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) and announcing the formation of a foundation to "support and contribute to nonviolent groups dedicated to the advancement of underserved people and communities throughout the world."

The Manifesto declares the solidarity of VAPPOR-OAXACA with the people of Oaxaca and their representatives, APPO. It connects the dots between the current struggle, the role of the international capitalist system stretching back 514 years to the European invasion, and the repression of Oaxaqueños and other migrants in the border region. It also submits demands paralleling those of APPO: immediate withdrawal of Mexican federal forces; a complete end to repression, harassment, torture and psychological warfare; freedom for all political prisoners and disappeared, with compensation; and the removal and immediate arrest, judgment and punishment of the corrupt governor Ulises Ruiz.

The Plantonistas reclaimed public space in front of the Consulate and held the space day and night despite harassment by cops and Consulate personnel in a heavily gentrified neighborhood of Little Italy, where private security forces aided by cops have made it nearly impossible to sit down, much less lie down, without buying crap.

The Camp was maintained by a coalition of individuals and groups operating on a consensus basis that came to be called VAPPOR OAXACA, including Oaxaqueños in San Diego County, Adherents to the Zapatista Sixth Declaration, Anarchists, Students, Migrant Advocates and others. Members of VAPPOR OAXACA plan to continue their educational efforts and actions elsewhere in San Diego.

Numerous other solidarity actions around the world have been raising awareness of ongoing repression and resistance in Oaxaca, despite a corporate media near blackout.

The Seventh MegaMarch, called for by APPO with the intention of surrounding PFP troops in the Zócalo of Oaxaca City and ejecting them on November 25, is in progress. For live coverage, check out Radio Universidad (go here and look to the right column to find the latest reliable streaming links).

Video 8min 20sec: Press Conference (espanol), Christy Will (english and espanol) and dismantling of the Camp.
Video:12min 17sec Presentation of Manifesto to Consul (espanol)
Press Release and Manifesto

Continuing Updates: espanol: 1 2 3 | english 1 2 3

SD Reports: 1 2 3 4 5 6

SD Photos/Reports with Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

SD Audio: 1 2 3

SD Video: 1 2 3 4 5 6

SD Features: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17



Mientras el reclamo de los más pobres continúa

Argentina, 25.11.2006 22:09

Rosario: Agitan el fantasma de los saqueos



Mientras el reclamo de los más pobres continúa

Argentina, 25.11.2006 21:39

Volvió el fantasma de los saqueos



Ford Pannerden Herkraakt

Netherlands, 25.11.2006 21:09

Vandaag, 25 november 2006, om 21.15u werd, met de steun vaneen 80-tal krakers en activisten vanuit het hele land, Fort Pannerden opnieuw in gebruik genomen door de bewoners. Op dinsdag 7 en woensdag 8 november werden ze door de politie en de Koninklijke landmacht ontruimd. De officiële reden die gegeven werd voor de ontruiming was “onbewoonbaarheid”, dit terwijl de gemeente het Fort wel wil laten bewonen door antikrakers.

Fort Pannerden werd gekraakt op 12 juni 2000, de bewoners restaureerden het Fort en zorgden ervoor dat het niet ging verkrotten. Ze zetten zich in voor het natuurgebied waarin het Fort ligt en maakten het toegankelijk voor publiek en oerganiseerden er kleinschalige activiteiten.



Portrait of the Last Barricade

NYC, 25.11.2006 21:08

Cinco Señores barricade, positioned in front of the university to protect the radio within it and the autonomy of the university, is the last major barricade in Oaxaca City. Some of the most rebellious elements within the APPO have been the students and the barricade defenders at the University Benito Juarez. The barricade is known as the "Barricade of Victory" for the defeat of thousands of federal preventive police by merely a few hundred people who defended the university radio during an attempted eviction on Nov. 2nd.



NYC Critical Mass - It Keeps Getting Worse!

NYC, 25.11.2006 21:08

With the Nov. 27 hearing on the unconstitutional NYPD proposed anti freedom-of-movement rule looming, the police bore down hard on the November NYC Critical Mass.



Mexico: revolution takes another step forward

Portland, 25.11.2006 20:39

Despite the bitter cold, hundreds of thousands once again filled the massive Zocalo Square in the Mexican capital on Monday, November 20th. They were there to participate in the ceremony of the swearing in of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), of the left wing PRD, as the legitimate president of Mexico, in a clear act of rejection of the electoral fraud which robbed him of his victory in the July 2nd presidential elections.

This was the continuation of a protest movement which saw millions take to the streets for a period of three months and which culminated in a National Democratic Convention (CND) on September 16th where more than one million delegates decided not to recognise the official results of the presidential elections and to declare AMLO as the only legitimate president of the country. The crowd chanted slogans such as, "It is an honour to be with Obrador", "We can hear, we can see, we have a president", as Lopez Obrador received the presidential band from the hands of the veteran social fighter Rosario Ibarra de Piedra.

On October 28th a number of provocations took place on the barricades in Oaxaca, with members of the local police and thugs from the PRI (the party of state governor Ulises Ruiz) firing on APPO militants. Four people were killed, including New York Indymedia journalist Brad Will [Video] This was the prelude for the entry of the Army and Federal Police into Oaxaca on October 29th.

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OAXACA: Portrait of a Barricade

Cinco Señores barricade, positioned in front of the university to protect the radio within it and the autonomy of the university, is the last major barricade in Oaxaca City known as the "Barricade of Victory" Despite repression, the "Barricade of Victory" remains, and today the barricade defenders and the university radio defenders were in a festive spirit preparing for the mega-march to retake the Zocalo from police possession tomorrow, practicing launching rocks with slings and slingshots. The barricade has also lacked direct backing from the APPO directive body, who say that the barricades no longer have a purpose.

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Oaxaca: Illegal Detentions and Torture

November 24th, 2006 - CMI Chiapas writes: In a press conference given today by the APPO at 2pm at the encampment in Santo Domingo, spokespersons affirmed that they will continue implementing the plan of action as agreed upon with the Seventh MegaMarch which will leave from the Casa del Gobierno en Santa María Coyotepec tomorow, November 25th, 10am, heading towards the zócalo to surround the PFP and reiterate their principle demands. Additionlly, they made known the testimony of a witness to an attack on said barricade by thugs and paramilitaries that left 2 compañeros kidnapped and detained. These two cases of torture are not isolated...

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Chiapas Indymedia



Libre Acceso a las Playas

Puerto Rico, 25.11.2006 20:10

Están Robando Nuestras Playas



Victoria's Secret rally in Eugene ambushed by security because of media tip

Portland, 25.11.2006 18:38

On Friday, November 24, the busiest shopping day of the year (also called "Buy Nothing Day"), over a dozen members of Cascadia Forest Defenders and the UO's Forest Action held a protest rally at the Victoria's Secret store in the Valley River Center in Eugene, to call attention to Victoria's Secret's practice of mailing out over 1 million catalogs a day, amounting to 300 trees cut daily from the world's endangered forests, such as the Boreal forest of Canada and Siberia. Some of the protesters were scantily clad in lingerie, some held recycled cardboard chainsaws and cut-out trees, while others held signs saying "How many trees died for your panties?" "A million catalogs a day cut from old growth forests".. "Victoria's Dirty Secret: 300 trees a day sent to landfill for catalogs."

Due to a tip from the media, almost a dozen private security officers and one Eugene police officer were waiting at the Victoria's Secret store at noon to stop the legal protest before it happened. Reporter Josh Schlossberg from the Forest Voice newspaper, a publication of the Native Forest Council, who was present during the rally, was told by security to stop videotaping and was prevented from taking photographs, upon threat of removal from the mall. When Schlossberg asked security if this ban on taking photographs applied to every customer in the mall, security assured him it did.

Cascadia Forest Defenders and Forest Action regrouped on the sidewalk beside a busy intersection outside the Valley River Center in the pouring rain, with their cut-out chainsaws, signs, a banner ("American Hyper-consuming is killing us and the Earth's life support systems"), dressed in skimpy lingerie, and handing out 100% recycled postcards and flyers to passersby for the next hour.

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Video and Reportback for Portland Fur Free Friday, 2006

November 24, 2006, in downtown Portland Oregon about 150 people took to the streets to bring attention to the gross cruelty involved in the fur industry. The protest was organized by the Portland chapter of In Defense of Animals, who this day celebrate a one year educational protest of Schumacher Furs. Beginning with a rally here at Schumacher Firs at 9th and SW Morrison, the gathering then toured various fur establishments or shops who sell items made with or adorned with animal fur.

Stops were made at Nicholas Ungar Firs, Sacs Fifth Avenue and Nordstroms, where Matt Rossell, of In Defense of Animals, spoke of the incredible cruelty and callousness involved in the raising, killing and skinning of these animals. In an interview before the march began, Matt said that this torture is, "all about fashion and vanity, and needs to end."

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The 25th Annual King Mango Strut, Dec 31st in Miami (Coconut Grove)

Miami, 25.11.2006 18:07

The 25th Annual King Mango Strut, Dec 31st in Miami (Coconut Grove)



The 25th Annual King Mango Strut, Dec 31st in Miami (Coconut Grove)

Miami, 25.11.2006 18:07

The 25th Annual King Mango Strut, Dec 31st in Miami (Coconut Grove)



Mexican Government Fears Spread of Oaxaca Civil Society Uprising - Interview

Portland, 25.11.2006 17:38

As the movement of teachers, students, workers and indigenous groups marked six months of continuous protest in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, violence again erupted in the streets on Nov. 20, the day Mexicans celebrated the 96th anniversary of their nation's 1910 revolution. Running battles between the Federal Preventative Police -- firing tear gas and activists armed with sticks, slingshots and fireworks -- resulted in dozens of injuries and arrests.

Protests began in May, when teachers went out on strike demanding a pay increase and books for students. Oaxaca's Gov. Ulises Ruiz ordered police to attack the teachers and their supporters. That confrontation galvanized the teachers, sparked a civil society uprising and the formation of The People's Popular Assembly of Oaxaca or APPO, which demanded the removal of Gov. Ruiz, who many accuse of winning office by stealing the 2004 state election.

At the end of October, Mexican President Vicente Fox sent 4,000 federal troops to Oaxaca to remove protesters from the colonial city's central plaza, after more than a dozen people -- including Brad Will, an independent U.S. journalist -- had been killed by gunmen, whom protesters identify as undercover government agents. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jonathan Treat, a journalist living in Oaxaca and coordinator of the Oaxaca Solidarity Network, who provides a brief history of the conflict and describes the current tense situation in the city.

Between The Lines online Audio broadcast Oaxaca Solidarity Working Meeting in pdx at Liberty Hall Monday, Nov. 27 / 5-7 p.m.



It's a Buy Nothing Day Party!

Philadelphia, 25.11.2006 16:38



Mega-March to Surround Federal Police in Oaxaca

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.11.2006 13:39

November 25: The Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca has called for a seventh mega-march with the idea of encircling the federal police who have been stationed in the center square of Oaxaca City since November 2nd.
December 1st is the looming date on the horizon, where fraudulently elected Felipe Calderon is supposed to become president of Mexico and Oaxaca governor Ulises Ortiz Ruiz is eligible to appoint a new governor and the popular movement in Oaxaca is gearing up for a final push.
Cinco Señores Barricade, setup in front of the Benito Juarez Autonomous University, is the last remaining barricade in Oaxaca City. Portrait of The Last Barricade by Barucha Calamity Peller



Australian and New Zealand troops sent to Tonga

Melbourne, 25.11.2006 11:09

Pro-Democracy Riots in Tonga



Radio Show on Presidential Signing Statements

Philadelphia, 25.11.2006 04:38



Movilización de Plaza de mayo a congreso

Argentina, 25.11.2006 03:38

XV Marcha del Orgullo gltttbi



Movilización de Plaza de mayo a congreso

Argentina, 25.11.2006 03:08

XV Marcha del Orgullo gltttbi



Rally in Solidarity with Oaxaca Nov 19

San Diego, 24.11.2006 23:38

On Sunday November 19, a Rally in support of the resistance in Oaxaca was held at the Oaxaca Solidarity Camp, which had been occupying the sidewalk outside the San Diego Mexican Consulate continuously for three weeks.

The Rally included numerous speakers discussing the situation in Oaxaca and the courageous resistance of the people, a reading of the manifesto written by VAPPOR OAXACA (Vencera la Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Oaxaca en Resistencia), the companer@s who been maintaining the Solidarity Camp, a phone call to Radio Universidad from a cousin of Brad Will who happened upon the Camp while visiting relatives in Little Italy, passionate and energetic music, and the dramatic arrival of marchers from another part of the city.

The Rally was part of a series of events leading up to November 20, on which the Zapatistas called for international actions in solidarity with the resistance in Oaxaca. Numerous events were held in the u.s. and globally, including a blockade of major roadways in Chiapas, a blockade, march and critical mass ride in San Francisco, and Oaxaca video showing, street theater and dance in Barcelona.

Video: Oaxaca Solidarity Camp Nov 19 Rally Part 1
Video: Oaxaca Solidarity Camp Nov 19 Rally Part 2

Past SDIMC Features on Oaxaca and the Camp: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16



New Exhibit: Searching for Utopia in Tennessee

Tennessee, 24.11.2006 23:09

Beginning on November 15, 2006, the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) presents a new exhibit, "'The Happiest Days of My Life': Searching for Utopia in Tennessee." The exhibit features the histories of several utopian communities in Tennessee, including Nashoba, Ruskin, Rugby, and The Farm. Most of these social experiments began and ended in the nineteenth century, but The Farm, founded in 1971, continues to thrive today. This exhibit on Tennessee utopian experiments presents the visitor with a number of questions: How should one define utopian communities? Do they develop when groups of people with similar beliefs concerning religion, politics, national identity, ideology (or a combination of these things) band together and find a common ground? What leads people to pursue certain ideals in isolation from mainstream society?



The bed bug epidemic

NYC, 24.11.2006 23:08

They're back. Some advice for the wary...



ATHENS, GREECE: Demonstration commemorating 1973 uprising, attacked by police

Portland, 24.11.2006 22:38

November 17th is commemorated annually as the day of the student uprising against the military junta in Greece, in 1973. In the weeks leading to this year's demonstrations mass media had been creating an atmosphere of fear, in a concious attempt to limit the public's participation to them. Contrary to their efforts and predictions, the demonstrations in Athens and Thessaloniki were amongst the largest of their kind in recent years.

In Athens, even before the demonstration had started, tens of people were detained (80-100 are reported) in a fine example of the police's "pre-emptive detentions" tactic. However, the people at the head of the demo refused to start marching unless all the detainees were freed. The government's repression units launched an unprovoked attack against the block of Athens' Anti-Authoritarian Movement. They surrounded both the anarchist and the Anti-authtoritarian Movement blocks and attacked viciously. It is speculated that 46 people were detained at that point. Policemen shoot Flare Rocket at injured demonstrator --[video] -- |Witness Report from the Hilton block | Student severely beaten by undercover policemen, right after the 17N demonstration | photos of members of the of the Youth of the Sosial(democratic) Party, armed with bats and helmets, clashing with other demonstrators

MPEG video of flare rocket being shot at demonstrator by police



El Gobierno de la Ciudad sigue reprimiendo

Argentina, 24.11.2006 22:08

Clausura de la Asamblea de Almagro



Medio Oriente: continúa la violencia

Argentina, 24.11.2006 18:08

Ataques en Gaza, muerte de un ministro, atentado en Bagdad



Day 31- Liberty City shantytown renamed UMOJA (unity) Village/ Holiday Dinner

Miami, 24.11.2006 17:07

Day 31- Take Back the Land shantytown named UMOJA (unity) Village/ Holiday Dinner



women (en)

Barcelona, 24.11.2006 15:09

Nov 25th: Day against Violence against women

Violence against women takes unsuspected forms sometimes, but very evident forms on others. There are still thousands of women who are raped, who lumber with excessive sentences, who suffer sexual aggressions, who are murdered, who grow mutilated, who are slaves, who live badly harassed, who suffer for the public health system oblivion and so much other violence for the simple fact of not having recognized, nor in practice neither in theory, the basic rights they deserve as human beings. Say what you see, what you feel...

[Nov 25th] Outstanding acts against gender based violence:
[Nov 25th]Barcelona 19,30h Sant Jaume Sq.: With Women's Voice: Memory, truth, justice and reparation
[Nov 21st-25th]Vilanova i la Geltrú Young people: Rebel against patriarchy
[Nov 24th]Sant Cugat 1st Conference against macho violence
[Nov 25-26th]Vilafranca Enough speeches, we demand means

related news: seven Iran women condemned to be stoned to death ::: anna politkosvskaya's murdering ::: Sandinistas, the Church and the liberals want to penalize abortion in Nicaragua ::: A constant trickle of murdered women ::: state repression against leftist women ::: women & AIDS ::: Colombia women's initiatives for peace ::: Tubau, ciudadanos' leader, sexual harasser

+info :: >>>women



Caterpillar Homewrecker’s Visit to London

United Kingdom, 24.11.2006 15:09

On Wednesday around 50 protesters including a samba band turned out to 'greet' Mike Baunton, the Vice President of Caterpillar, who was due to speak at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers' Annual Dinner. The function was held in the ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel.Caterpillar hold the sole contract for the supply of military D9 bulldozers to the Israeli army. Caterpillar machines are used to destroy Palestinian homes in acts of collective punishment, build checkpoints and roadblocks to restrict civilian movement, build illegal Israeli colonies on Palestinian lands, destroy Palestinian olive trees and agricultural land, build the illegal annexation wall and murder civilians.

Previous CAT coverage on Indymedia: 1| 2| 3| 4| 5



Administrative Paranoia Taking Its Toll at UCSC

Santa Cruz, CA, 24.11.2006 11:38

On October 23, 2006, the administration of UC Santa Cruz spent tens of thousands of dollars bussing in at least three dozen police officers (from UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSC and possibly UCSF) to guard a Graduate & Professional School Fair from the student population. The plan worked magnificently - a solid steel fence was erected outside the fair (located at College 8), with cops surrounding the entire perimeter. Riot helmets sat on a nearby table, and half a dozen high-profile administrators stood ready for action. Within hours, the building had been transformed into a fortress, impenetrable to the hordes of violent, black-clad anarchists. Except, there was one thing the administrators hadn't planned for... there was no protest at all!



dones (ca)

Barcelona, 24.11.2006 10:09

25N: dia de la violència contra les dones

La violència contra les dones, a vegades, pren formes insospitades, però molt evidents d'altres. Encara hi ha milers de dones que són violades, que carreguen condemnes desmesurades, que sofreixen agressions sexuals, que són assassinades, que creixen mutilades, que són esclaves, que malviuen assetjades, que pateixen per l'oblit sanitari, i tantes altres violències pel simple fet de no tenir reconeguts, ni a la pràctica ni en la teoria, els drets fonalmentals que els hi pertoquen com a persones. Digues què veus, digues què sents...

[25N]Actes destacats contra la violència de gènere:
[25N]Barcelona 19,30h Pça Sant Jaume: Amb la veu de les Dones: Memòria, veritat, justícia i reparació
[21-25N]Vilanova i la GeltrúJove: Rebel.lat contra el patriarcat
[24N]Sant Cugat 1a Jornada contra la violència masclista
[25-26N]VilafrancaProu discursos, exigim recursos

notícies relacionades: set dones iranís condemnades a morir a pedregades ::: assassinat d'anna politkosvskaya ::: Sandinistes, església i liberals volen penalitzar l'avortament a Nicaragua ::: Un degoteig constant de dones assassinades ::: repressió de l'estat a les dones d'esquerra ::: dones i SIDA ::: iniciatives per la pau de dones colombianes ::: Tubau, dirigent de ciudadanos, assetjador sexual

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mujeres (es)

Barcelona, 24.11.2006 10:09

25N: día de la violencia contra las mujeres

La violencia contra las mujeres, a veces, toma formas insospechadas, pero muy evidentes en otras. Aún hay miles de mujeres que son violadas, que cargan con condenas desmesuradas, que sufren agresiones sexuales, que son asesinadas, que crecen mutiladas, que son esclavas, que malviven acosadas, que sufren el olvido sanitario y tantas otras violencias por el simple hecho de no tener reconocidos, ni en la práctica ni en la teoria, los derechos fundamentales que les corresponden como personas. Di qué ves, qué sientes...

[25N] Actos destacados contra la violencia de género:
[25N] Barcelona 19,30h Pza. Sant Jaume: Con la voz de las mujeres: Memoria, verdad, justícia y reparación
[21-25N] Vilanova i la Geltrú Joven: Rebélate contra el patriarcado
[24N] Sant Cugat La jornada contra la violencia machista
[25-26N]Vilafranca Basta de discursos, exijimos recursos

notícias relacionadas: siete mujeres iranís condenadas a morir a pedradas ::: asesinato de anna politkosvskaya ::: Sandinistas, iglesia y liberales quieren penalizar el aborto en Nicaragua ::: Un goteo constante de mujeres asesinadas ::: represión del estado a las mujeres de izquierda ::: mujeres y SIDA ::: iniciativas por la paz de mujeres colombianas ::: Tubau, dirigente de ciudadanos, acosador sexual

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SBAE: Expansion Will Cost Our Economy Dearly

Bristol, 24.11.2006 09:37

South West Economy Coughs Up for Airport Expansion South West Economy Coughs Up for Airport Expansion Stop Bristol Airport Expansion (SBAE) write; Claims made by BIA that the airport’s expansion will be good for the local economy as completely unproven, a Stop Bristol Airport Expansion spokesperson said: "The latest ONS figures clearly show that as a result of the growth in cheap leisure flights, claims that air travel benefits the UK economy are outdated. How on earth can the South West economy be benefited when nationally, through lack of taxation, we are subsidising low cost airlines, and at Bristol, vast numbers of local people fly out of a Spanish and Australian owned airport to spend their money in France, Spain and elsewhere?...The largest industry in the South West is domestic tourism, but is it any wonder that it is suffering when tax breaks allow cheap flights to take more and more of our leisure spending abroad? Decision makers in the South West and nationally need to recognise how the strategy of airport expansion is backfiring and wrecking our own tourism economy."“North Somerset Council is running a public consultation on whether BIA’s Master Plan for expansion should be adopted to guide planning decisions. It is really important that anyone who opposes the airport’s expansion writes to North Somerset Council in time for the 22 December deadline.” Responses to the public consultation held by North Somerset Council should be sent in time for the deadline of 22 December to: Kate Durston, Development Control, North Somerset Council, Somerset House, Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1TG. It is crucial to quote ref: 06/P/2701/MP and include your name and address. You can also email: dccomments@n-somerset.gov.uk , again giving the reference 06/P/2701/MP and your name and address. Alternatively, you can respond online through the Stop Bristol Airport Expansion website at: http://www.stopbia.com. Full article.| South west economy coughs up for airport expansion | Stop Bristol Airport Expansion: Oppose the Master Plan | Head in the clouds: airport expansion plans cleared for takeoff | Rossport Campaigners Come to Bristol | Head in the clouds: airport expansion plans cleared for takeoff | Support the Big Ask on Bristol City Council | Big Ask epetition (www.bristol-city.gov.uk) | www.stopbia.com | Contribute An Article | How To Contribute Articles - A Brief Guide | Add To The Calendar



25 NOVIEMBRE: CONTRA LA VIOLENCIA MACHISTA

Valencia, 24.11.2006 09:37

Manifestación sábado 25 de noviembre a las 19:30 en la Plaza Alfons el Magnànim (Parterre)

Manifest nacional 25 de novembre: Maulets ++ 25 de novembre és el dia mundial contra la violència cap a les dones ++ Contra la violència masclista, solidaritat i suport mutu ++ Perquè res no ha canviat, assenyalem els culpables! ++ Contra la violència cap a les dones, lluitem des de les aules! ++ Ia Festa contra la violència sexista (Torrent, L'Horta) ++ El Jovent contra la violència de gènere
Artículos de opinión: ¿Por qué es necesaria la autodefensa feminista? ++ Perspectives de la lluita per l’alliberament de gènere
Violencia machista: 62 mujeres muertas en 2006 ++ Un guía musulmán se disculpa después de comparar a las mujeres con trozos de carne ++ El nuevo código penal nicaragüense castiga el aborto sin ninguna excepción ++ Las mujeres que sustentan el hogar ganan la mitad que los hombres ++ "Comprar sexo es una forma de violencia de los hombres hacia las mujeres"



25 NOVEMBRE: CONTRA LA VIOLÈNCIA MASCLISTA

Valencia, 24.11.2006 09:07

Manifestació dissabte 25 de novembre a les 19:30 en la Plaça Alfons el Magnànim (Parterre)

Manifest nacional 25 de novembre: Maulets ++ 25 de novembre és el dia mundial contra la violència cap a les dones ++ Contra la violència masclista, solidaritat i suport mutu ++ Perquè res no ha canviat, assenyalem els culpables! ++ Contra la violència cap a les dones, lluitem des de les aules! ++ Ia Festa contra la violència sexista (Torrent, L'Horta) ++ El Jovent contra la violència de gènere
Articles d’opinió: ¿Por qué es necesaria la autodefensa feminista? ++ Perspectives de la lluita per l’alliberament de gènere
Violència masclista: 62 mujeres muertas en 2006 ++ Un guía musulmán se disculpa después de comparar a las mujeres con trozos de carne ++ El nuevo código penal nicaragüense castiga el aborto sin ninguna excepción ++ Las mujeres que sustentan el hogar ganan la mitad que los hombres ++ "Comprar sexo es una forma de violencia de los hombres hacia las mujeres"



War Refuser Aguayo Appeal

DC, 24.11.2006 05:17

D.C. Appeals Court heard the Agustin Aguayo case Tuesday morning. I attended the appeals hearing today of conscientious objector Spc. Agustin Aguayo, 34, at the D.C. Circuit Federal Court downtown. It was interesting, and there was some hope that Agustin will in fact prevail in his quest to be declared an official war objector and be released from the Army. www.aguayodefense.org



Partnership for Civil Justice settles landmark lawsuit against DC police

DC, 24.11.2006 05:17

Washington, D.C. The Partnership for Civil Justice announced today a settlement of its landmark lawsuit against the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department that arose in connection with the demonstrations against the 2001 inauguration of George W Bush. As a consequence of this federal court litigation, the MPD will now undertake significant changes in its police practices and training programs with regard to demonstrations.




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