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The Police Stories of Candelaria (Puerto Rico) and New York City

NYC, 10.12.2006 02:38

The streets of New York City and the residential areas of Candelaria, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico are witnessing disturbing scenes of police violence and abuse. While marches and demands for justice take place here in New York, the residents of Candelaria are beginning to overcome the effects of police terrorism and are demanding justice and freedom from the humiliating abuse heaped upon them by local police.



Jan. 27 National Washington D.C. Peace March: Spread the Word!

Miami, 10.12.2006 00:37

Jan. 27 National Washington D.C. Peace March: Spread the Word!



Iraq War Resister Kyle Snyder Speaks in San Diego

San Diego, 09.12.2006 23:08

At 19, Kyle Snyder joined the Army for the usual reasons a 19-year-old would: a $5,000 signing bonus and promises of health coverage and college aid. Four years later, he's touring the country in a bus run by the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and speaking largely to student audiences — many of them students of color — in schools heavily recruited by the military. He's also fulfilling the opportunity the military promised him and then reneged — the chance to reconstruct infrastructure for a devastated population — not in Iraq, but in New Orleans, where IVAW members have an ongoing cleanup project to rehabilitate homes flooded in Hurricane Katrina.

“There’s not a day that goes by without me thinking about the 500,000 Iraqis and 3,000 Americans who have died. I support the troops but oppose the war. I want my friends home so I don’t have to question anymore. I don’t believe in the Bush administration. One minute I’m looked at as a hero, and the next as a traitor. It’s difficult for me to understand that kind of logic.”

Iraqi Veterans Against the War | San Diego Pablo Paredes Coverage: 1 2 3 4 5



CHÁVEZ VICTORIOUS: VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN BOLIVARIANA

Baltimore, 09.12.2006 23:08

A report on the elections in Venezuela by Indymedia correspondents in Caracas.



The Farmers' Promise

LA, 09.12.2006 22:08

South Central Farmers Open New Community Center



Sleep Tight

LA, 09.12.2006 22:08

Sleep 'Tight' and Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite



Radio: Se dice de Mi

Argentina, 09.12.2006 19:38

CONSTRUYENDO UN ESPACIO PROPIO



The Purloined Minutes

Bristol, 09.12.2006 12:37

"Is Bristol City Council breaking the law in order to conceal the truth about their regeneration plans for South Bristol? Bristol City Council's C21 Steering Committee is the secretive group of leading businessmen, politicians and civil servants trying to quietly develop their corporate masterplan for the regeneration of South Bristol." Bristol Bloggercontinues: This masterplan, as already reported: Bristol For Sale, is likely to propose that "low quality green space" on South Bristol's estates is cheaply sold to private developers to build tens of thousands of units of high density housing. The committee, which is attended by leading executives from Bristol International Airport amongst others, is also likely to back the plan to carve up Hartcliffe, Whitchurch and Stockwood with a new South Bristol Ring Road and support the expansion of Bristol Airport. (Image Right: Planned site for the South Bristol Ring Road.)However, finding out what this committee is currentlly doing and thinking is proving to be extremely difficult. As a committee administrated and controlled by Bristol City Council, any C21 Steering Committee meetings should fall within the scope of the Local Government Act. This means that their meetings must be public, the minutes must be published and that any reports presented to the committee meeting must be made available to the public too ... This is not the case, however, with the C21 Steering Committee. Until earlier this week, the most recent set of minutes available on the C21 website were from February ... Eventually the Bristol Blogger received back just one set of minutes from April ... What are we meant to think when the council has "to strive" to find major reports on the future of the city in their filing? Is it wise to entrust the future of the city to people that can't even do the filing? (Image Left: Will the Council abide by its own Sustainable Development Guide?) Full Article| The Purloined Minutes | Bristol For Sale | South Bristol C21 Regeneration Programme | Sustainable Construction - Building A Better Bristol | Credibility of airport’s CO2 emissions figures challenged by campaigners |Contribute An Article | How To Contribute Articles - A Brief Guide | Add To The Calendar



Photos / Seoul - Stop FTA. 10,000 South Korean protesters stage an anti-FTA rally

Portland, 09.12.2006 09:38

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 (Seoul): Thousands of farmers and factory workers took to the streets of Seoul on Wednesday to protest against a free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the US. Holding anti-FTA banners and chanting slogans, the protesters gathered as a fifth round of talks continued at the Big Sky Resort in the US state of Montana to discuss removing tariffs and other trade barriers.



Rep. Cynthia McKinney Files Articles Of Impreachment

Portland, 09.12.2006 09:38

With a heavy heart and in the deepest spirit of patriotism, I exercise my duty and responsibility to speak truthfully about what is before us. To shy away from this responsibility would be easier. But I have not been one to travel the easy road. I believe in this country, and in the power of our democracy. I feel the steely conviction of one who will not let the country I love descend into shame; for the fabric of our democracy is at stake.

Mr. Speaker: Under the standards set by the United States Constitution, President Bush?along with Vice President Cheney, and Secretary of State Rice?should be subject to the process of impeachment, and I have filed H. Res. _ in the House of Representatives.

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Related Article: BREAKING: Rep. McKinney Files Articles of Impeachment

Impeachment Protest at Pioneer Square

Impeachment Protest for Human Rights Day Pioneer Square: Intersection of Yamhill and Broadway. December 10, 2006,12:00 PM Portland,OR

World Can't Wait Portland is holding an Impeachment Protest on National Human Rights Day, December 10. The focus will be upon the legalization of torture, Military Commissions Act and impeachment.

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The “Green Scare” One Year and Beyond: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Portland, 09.12.2006 09:38

Civil Rights Outreach Committee, 12/7/06 One year ago, a nationwide sweep of arrests revealed the FBI's "Operation Backfire," a vast investigation and persecution of environmental and animal advocacy. Today, in cities throughout the world, events will mark this anniversary with displays of unity and firm opposition to government repression, Operation Backfire and the broader "Green Scare."

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Related Articles: Cities Across the Globe Respond to "Green Scare" Prosecutions | Green Scare - Reflections in Green and Black

Saturday: Liberating Dissent - Portland anti-Green Scare Benefit and Event

Durban, South Africa: Action in Solidarity with Greescare indictees

In response to the call for a global day of action in solidarity with Greenscare indictees, people in Durban gathered outside the local U.S. Consulate at 303 West Street, right in the city centre. A banner reading "Durban Against the Greenscare" was raised and fliers with information on the case were handed out to those passing by.

A small contribution to the global day of action, to show them we're truly everywhere!

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Related Articles: green scare photos from athens



El Puente Campaign Garners Victory, But More Work Looms

NYC, 09.12.2006 05:11

***The Organizing Meeting on December 9th is cancelled and the Rally on December 12th is postponed.***
After eight weeks of hard work, and nearly 5,000 petition signatures sent to Mayor Bloomberg, our Campaign for Justice has yielded a victory on our demand to move the El Puente Academy for Peace & Justice to a temporary home at Boricua College. Additionally, DOE sources indicate they are close to finalizing another demand to secure a permanent building for the Academy.



MARCHA DESDE LOS BARRIOS Y ACAMPE

Argentina, 09.12.2006 03:38

Por tierra y vivienda



ROSARIO: MARCHA DESDE LOS BARRIOS Y ACAMPE

Argentina, 09.12.2006 03:38

Por tierra y vivienda



Encontro Pan-Americano em defesa do Emprego, dos Direitos, da Reforma Agrária e do Parque Fabril

Brasil, 09.12.2006 00:40

FÁBRICAS OCUPADAS



Jericho's Echo

Houston, 09.12.2006 00:09

HIMC Presents: Jericho's Echo Dec 14th and 15th at Rice Cinema



Jerichos Echo

Houston, 09.12.2006 00:09

HIMC presents: Jerichos Echo on Dec 14th & 15th



The Sound of Silence: The media establishment and the death of journalism

Philadelphia, 08.12.2006 22:38



Violento operativo de Carabineros

Argentina, 08.12.2006 21:09

Chile: Seis mapuches detenidos y 10 heridos en la IX Región



Organizaciones sociales se movilizan a Plaza de Mayo

Argentina, 08.12.2006 20:39

Contra el saqueo, la contaminación y...



Miami FTAA lawsuit re: Nov. 2003 demonstrations is set for trial May 27, 2008

Miami, 08.12.2006 20:37

Miami FTAA lawsuit re: Nov. 2003 demonstrations is set for trial May 27, 2008



Organizaciones sociales se movilizan a Plaza de Mayo

Argentina, 08.12.2006 20:09

Contra el saqueo, la contaminación y...



From the Newswire

Perth, 08.12.2006 19:39

Police Violence: Post Melbourne G20



Nuevo Editor en SCLIMC

santiago, 08.12.2006 19:38

Nacho aprende a usar sf-active luego de estar en casa de guido



The FBI, Cell Phones and You

San Diego, 08.12.2006 19:38

I am not a paranoid conspiracy theorist. I do not believe the twin towers fell because Dick Cheney planted explosives in them. I do not think the Kennedys were assassinated by space aliens. But I have one request: before you read another word of this story out loud to yourself or your friends, TAKE THE F*N BATTERY OUT OF YOUR CELL PHONE!

Let me explain. We all know that the NSA is monitoring our phone conversations and reading our e-mails, without warrants or oversight or any of that messy red tape, because, any one of us, especially if we have a tendency to question the corporate security state, could at any time turn into a TERRORIST. We also know that the FBI as well as local security forces have been infiltrating groups who advocate for peace, animals and the Earth, because, well, you know. These actions combined with the recently revealed Automated Targeting System and numerous other programs have led most people to self-regulate their speech and actions, to avoid the possibility of being branded an eco-terrorist (green scare), a potential presidential assassin or an Islamic terrorist.

But to the clever geeks at the FBI, this climate of fear and paranoia simply isn't enough. And so they, in partnership with their corporate collaborators, have devised a way to listen to our conversations using our cell phones. But, you say, the NSA is already doing that! No, the FBI is listening to you even when you aren't talking to someone using your cell phone. What? As revealed in a judge's ruling related to investigation of the feds' competitors, the Mafia, the FBI's eggheads have figured out how to reprogram your phone, without ever having access to it, so that they can activate the microphone and listen by calling your phone from anywhere without you having a clue. OK, you say, I will just turn off my phone. Nope. Many models of phones (thank you Verizon!) can be turned on remotely, again, without a trace.

And so all of us who have cell phones are wired directly to the den of thieves. Even amongst trusted friends, we have to "watch what we say, watch what we do." The only ways to defeat this intrusion are to take the battery out of your cell phone, leave it at home, or responsibly recycle it.

Welcome to homeland insecurity. How can we help you?

Original Report from CNET



Triunfo del proyecto de revoluci�n bolivariana en las urnas

Euskal Herria, 08.12.2006 14:09



Actions for solidarity to the immigrants

Athens, 08.12.2006 12:39

Immigrant found dead after being detained in a police department



Solidarity to the GreenScare activists from Greece.

Athens, 08.12.2006 11:09

Solidarity events held in Athens and Thessaloniki



Violento operativo en Ercilla y Suspendido juicio contra tobas

Argentina, 08.12.2006 09:09



Stop Union Busting on the SF Waterfront!

Portland, 08.12.2006 08:38

For the past two months Bay Area maritime union members have been picketing daily in a struggle to maintain union wages and working conditions. Terry MacRae's Alcatraz Cruises (a subsidiary of Hornblower) refuses to hire IBU and MM&P members who have worked on the Alcatraz ferry since 1973. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union was born out of the 1934 San Francisco Maritime and General Strike. Since then, the ILWU has maintained good wages and working conditions on the entire Bay Area waterfront. The current assault by Hornblower is a direct attack at the heart of ILWU jurisdiction and demands a powerful response!

ILWU Local 10 voted to hold a port-wide stop-work meeting and port shutdown in solidarity with the IBU & MMP workers. This is call for all union members and their allies to join us for the march at 9:15 AM and on the picket line at 10 AM on December 9.

If you live outside of the San Francisco Bay Area - visit this page.



EPA Closes Libraries, Destroys Documents

Portland, 08.12.2006 08:38

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun closing its nationwide network of scientific libraries, effectively preventing EPA scientists and the public from accessing vast amounts of data and information on issues from toxicology to pollution. Several libraries have already been dismantled, with their contents either destroyed or shipped to repositories where they are uncataloged and inaccessible.

Members of Congress have asked the EPA to cease and desist. Please call EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson at (202) 564-4700 and tell him that scientists and the public should retain access to this information. Urge him to immediately halt the dismantling of the library system until Congress approves the EPA budget and all materials are readily available online.



FCC Writing New Rules on Video Franchising

Portland, 08.12.2006 08:38

What FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is proposing to do here is beyond the purview of the FCC, but he doesn't seem to care. The telecommunications corporations figure if they can get their servant Mr. Martin to initiate the rules changes they fought for but failed to acquire through the legislative process by FCC fiat, then they can let the challenges to this drag out in court for at least a couple of years, by which time all the damage will have been done and they will have effectively received what they wanted in the first place.

It is vital that they hear from people. Industry is attempting to go around Congress by having the FCC change the rules. Closing Date For Comments is WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13th, close of business.

WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?



Helping Low-income Students Realize their Potential Beyond High School

NYC, 08.12.2006 07:39

In our ongoing effort to bring poor and low-income students to college, WRI's High School Coordinator and other Hunter students, and alums made presentations on access to higher education to several classes of high school students at The High School of Violin and Dance (HSVD) in the Bronx, NY. Principal Lippold responded to WRI’s outreach and invited us to come uptown.

As the school website declares, “Our mission is to prepare a diverse group of students to be intelligent, caring leaders in society. At HSVD, parents, students, and staff work together to provide opportunities that meet the needs of every learner. We offer a college preparatory program that values higher-level thinking and artistic expression.”

HSVD's history is encouraging. HSVD opened in the Bronx in September 2002 as one of 12 new smaller high schools, all part of the restructuring plan for the Morris HS building as the phase out of the old Morris was concluded. Before restructuring, Morris High School was considered a failing school.

In September 2003 the Gates Foundation joined the New York City Department of Education in supporting 67 small high schools citywide. “By transforming large failing schools like Morris High School into small learning communities and creating new high schools that offer personalized learning and rigorous coursework, this ambitious effort will provide students the high-quality education they need to succeed in the 21st century. The city is leveraging the foundation's investment to open a total of 200 new small schools throughout the five boroughs, including 60 in the fall of 2004.”

HSVD is housed in a renovated building with good space for teaching and learning. The students we met were engaged and eager to go to college. So then why is WRI needed there?

Ana Cuaz summed it up nicely yesterday, “Placing students in pretty buildings, although conducive to their learning experience in the classroom, does not substitute the encouragement and support that is crucial to helping them realize their potential beyond high school.” Involved and dedicated staff and teachers surround HSVD students but not all high schools are equipped that way. Applying for college, understanding the college environment and succeeding in academia can be baffling to those of us who are left alone as a 12th grader.

Ana reflected on her experiences with students yesterday, “When I attended the HS for Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn, we took classes in a trailer park across the street while classrooms were being renovated. The renovations were important of course in creating an environment for students that was safe, clean, and comfortable, but the resources available for students was lacking. I wasn't told about opportunities to go to college. I wasn't even encouraged to apply. In fact, my counselor told me, I would never get accepted to Hunter College. There needs to be a balance, and an equal emphasis placed on all of the different factors students experience in HS because no matter how unimportant each may seem, they all contribute to the experience as a whole. Too much emphasis placed on any one factor will surely result in the failure of another.”



New York Gridlock

NYC, 08.12.2006 07:38

After last week's news about congestion pricing, I'm all fired up about Growth or Gridlock, an extensive report about New York's coming traffic disaster (and by extensive, I mean terrifying). The report has been making a lot of waves in metro sections this week, probably because it's not geared to lefty tree-huggers or health-conscious types, but to business people. (The report is by the Partnership of New York City, a nonprofit organization comprised of a select group of two hundred CEOs from New York City’s top corporate, investment and entrepreneurial firms.) The findings: traffic congestion in the city leads to...



Shut Down Wall Street?

NYC, 08.12.2006 04:08

The Black Mens movement and Fight Back! have issued a call to shut down a center of capitalism in protest of police war on people of color. Where do we stand?



Oppose the criminalization of dissent! Green Scare Solidarity in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, 08.12.2006 01:08

Despite the now mainstream awareness of the disaster status of global warming, the Federal government is right now aggressively pursuing the radical environmental community in Federal Grand Juries, essentially a revival of the McCarthy hearings. In the Grand Jury, even people not accused of committing any crime, simply of holding 'relevant information' ie. who do you know, what is your political affiliation, are stripped of their fifth amendment rights and can be jailed for years for simply refusing to speak or give information. The Grand Juries are unconstitutional and pose an extreme attack on Free Speech and space for dissent.

The Grand Jury is authorized only to obtain whether there is enough evidence for a trail to commence. However, they are carried on in secret without any admittance by the Federal Government. Therefore, the public is only made aware of their methods and very existence by those who are subpoenaed and put the word out.

Santa Cruz events: Dec. 8th: Films and Speakers at RCNV || Dec. 9th: Discussion, Workshops, Music and Food

see also: IMC-US: One Year Later: Oppose the Green Scare! || SF and Fresno Events to Support Green Scare Prisoners || Green Scare - Reflections in Green and Black



Images: Rally for Seal Bell, 12/6

NYC, 07.12.2006 23:38

Photographs from the Rally for Sean Bell in Foley Square NYC, 12/6/06

More Photos: Sean Bell Funeral | New Black Panther Party Demonstration



Rally Against the Green Scare: Images, Speech

NYC, 07.12.2006 23:38

Speech for Support Daniel Rally, Foley Square, New York City by Tim Doody, Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan

PHOTOS from the rally | Press Release



Cooper Urges Nashvillians to Participate in FCC Media Ownership Hearing

Tennessee, 07.12.2006 23:09

NASHVILLE---U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper is urging Nashvillians and all Middle Tennessee residents to take part in the upcoming FCC public hearing on media ownership that has been announced for December 11th. Nashville will be only the second city to host one of the six hearings that will be held nationwide to consider issues of media ownership and media consolidation. "Now is our chance to stand up and tell the federal government what to do," Cooper said. "As a host city for one of these important hearings, Nashville can help protect Americans' First Amendment rights. I urge everyone to think about the news and entertainment media we consume each day and how that industry can best serve the American public. I hope everyone will participate in this important conversation, either by going to the FCC's website or by attending the hearing on December 11th."



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

Miami, 07.12.2006 22:37

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



Corteo neofascista: per sicurezza annullata la polentata

Switzerland, 07.12.2006 22:07

I Giovani Leghisti (frangia giovanile del partito poulista "Lega dei Ticinesi", ha indetto per sabato 9 una manifestazione di stampo xenofobo contro "l'islamizzazione del Ticino". Alla manifestazione si aggiungeranno probabilmente (come già accaduto) più o meno giovani neofascisti proventienti dall'area lombarda.

Sabato 9, presidio antirazzista
Per contrastare la manifestazione, è stato indetto un presidio rumoroso e colorato, antifascista e contro tutti i razzismi, che si terrà in concomitanza con la sfilata xenofoba. Ritrovo alle 13'30, in Piazza Cioccaro, per ora hanno aderito: CSOA il Molino, Partito del Lavoro, Giovani Progressisiti, Movimento dei Senza Voce, Collettivo Zapatista, Individualità Anarchiche Ticinesi, SISA, Lokarno Autogestita, PS, Verdi, MPS ,Com. Prov. ARCI (Va), del Coord. Circoli ARCI Valceresio e Circolo Name Diffusion ARCI di Cantello.
Per questioni di sicurezza i giovani leghisti hanno preferito annullare precauzionalmente la prevista polentata.
> L'appello | I volantini: jpg - pdf

Intanto i Giovani Leghisti hanno sbadatamente dimenticato sul loro sito (ora misteriosamente offline) una fotografia di un loro festino privato con striscie di polverina bianca sul tavolo... forse eredità-simbolo calata come neve dai vertici del partito? (+ info).



Começa a Cúpula dos Povos em Cochabamba, Bolívia

Brasil, 07.12.2006 21:08

¿INTEGRAÇAO DO CAPITAL OU DOS POVOS?



GMU Students Protest Against U.S. Torture Policies

DC, 07.12.2006 20:10

On Tuesday, December 5, students at George Mason University held a protest against U.S. torture policies.



NAACP Protests Racial Incident at Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, 07.12.2006 19:08

Report on November 5 protest of racial incident on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in October.



Un apéro pour Sarko

Marseille, 07.12.2006 19:08

Apéro Sarko : à la bonne vôtre !



Campaña en defensa dos dereitos sociais das persoas presas

Galiza, 07.12.2006 18:10

Dende a Mesa de Traballo SidaGaliza os informamos do inicio da Campaña en defensa dos dereitos sociais das persoas presas, campaña que os pregamos apoiedes e difundades no voso entorno, ate que esta Inxustiza se repare.

Como moit@s de vos xa sabedes, as persoas que permanecen presas nas cárceres da Galiza, que teñen un grao de minusvalía igual ou superior ao 65%, están a cobran unha pensión non contributiva, prestación inferior a que perciviría calquera persoa que reuna os mesmos requisitos e que se atope en liberdade.

Así a Xunta de Galiza coa Vicepresidencia da Igualdade a cabeza, lles está descontando as persoas presas da xa exigua prestación, o que considera gastos de manutención. Esto significa que a Administración Autonómica, realiza un desconto “Ilegal” que vai dos 3 aos 6€ diarios, dependendo de varios factores, como son: o número de persoas presas nesa cadea, a idade, a permanencia ou non na enfermería, etc.

Como resposta cidadán, estanse recurrindo os casos individuais que imos coñecendo; impugnacións que nalgúns casos foron favorabeis as nosas Tesis e que permitiron que por Orde Xudicial se lles devolvan os cartos “Usurpados” aos/as presos/as, restablecendo integramente as suas pensión. Tamén a nivel xeral recurríronse directamente ante o Tribunal Supremo e o Xulgado Central do Contencioso as circulares “ilegais” emitidas polo IMSERSO, co obxeto de impedir e subsanar este atropelo aos dereitos sociais das persoas presas.



PARACONGRESISTAS

Colombia, 07.12.2006 17:08



British Police - Republican Policemen?

Ireland, 07.12.2006 16:38

Policing – Reform or Revolution Since the partitio ...



Impressions of December 1, 2006

Philadelphia, 07.12.2006 16:38



Critical Mass Miami: Bike Ride Saturday Dec 9th

Miami, 07.12.2006 16:37

Critical Mass Miami: Bike Ride Saturday Dec 9th




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