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Protest ouside Lockheed's HQ in Bethesda

DC, 19.01.2007 07:41

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, people demonstrated outside Lockheed's office in Bethesda. Video



Anti-Torture, Habeas Corpus Protesters Have There Day In Court

DC, 19.01.2007 07:41

16 people demonstrated near The white House in October as the president signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006. There trial was Wednesday.



Tūhoe: Blockade at Paekoa Rd in Ruatoki

Aotearoa, 19.01.2007 07:41

"A few occupations are going on at the moment. One up the Kaipara at Otakanini-Ngati Whatua taking the whenua back from the kupapa trust, another at Paekoa Rd in Ruatoki blocking the logging trucks trying to tresspass on Tūhoe land. The Waimana one still going too." (from Aocafe)Around 20 people are at Paekoa Rd gate. The logging of pine trees was supposed to start on Thursday but was called off. A Tūhoe activist said that they don't want any pine trees on their land. However, they think that further pine trees are going to be planted (instead of native bush). The Waimana occupation will see support from Maungapohatu community too who will be closing the gate to the Waimana block of access from the southern side.

Links: Confederation members set up road blockades and fight for their forest | Ko Te Manamotuhake Ō Tūhoe - Maintaining the mana of Tuuhoe | The Ruatoki valley blazes as Tuhoe stands tall | Te Mana Motuhake Ō Tūhoe | Ngai Tūhoe | Aocafe



Derechos reproductivos de la Mujer

Puerto Rico, 19.01.2007 07:41

Celebrando el Derecho al Aborto



Nat Needle

Worcester, 19.01.2007 07:41

Nat Needle takes on the Worcester Memorial Auditorium & City Hall Politics



Travesti ve Transseksüellere Karşı Sistematik Saldırılar

Istanbul, 19.01.2007 07:41

Ankara'da Travesti ve Transseksüellere Karşı Sistematik Saldırılar



The Maya Survivors Vs Los Genocidios

Austin, 19.01.2007 07:40

Last month marked the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Peace Accords in Guatemala — an agreement that ended nearly four decades of extreme state-led violence. The army's so-called "counterinsurgency" efforts, allegedly aimed at ridding the country of guerrilla combatants, claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people while displacing more than 1.5 million others, the overwhelming majority of whom were indigenous Maya. Antonio Caba, an Ixil Maya activist who currently serves as president of the Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR), lives in the highlands of El Quiche — the Guatemalan state hardest hit by the military campaign. Some 344 of the 669 massacres committed by the army against Maya villages occurred within El Quiche; an estimated 14.5 percent of all Ixil Maya were killed. Among the seven genocidios (the men who plotted and ordered the genocide) that the AJR is pursuing, the key figure is Efrain Rios Montt, an evangelical minister who rose to power via a military coup in 1982 and thereafter ruled over what became the most violent chapters of the genocide. Under Rios Montt's similarly brutal predecessor, Romeo Lucas Garcia, male peasants were forcibly organized — into what were termed Self Defense Civil Patrols — to carry out military whims within their occupied villages. In a climate of pervasive terror, the Civil Patrols became the lone form of organization allowed by the army in many communities — the only semblance of so-called civil society. In 1981, one out of every two adult men in Guatemala belonged to a Civil Patrol. Apart from using the civil patrollers to gather intelligence within villages and exploiting them as human shields in missions to hunt guerrilla in the mountains, the military — through credible threats on civil patrollers' lives — forced indigenous men to participate in the violence. By 1982, the military had perpetrated 130 massacres in El Quiche; civil patrols had taken part in 41 of them. All in all, under Rios Montt, the incorporation of civil patrols into state-led massacres doubled, accounting for 41 percent of all the army's massacres, while the amount of victims to violence directed by the military in which the civil patrols participated more than tripled to 47 percent of those killed. Ilom, the El Quiche village believed by many Ixil Maya to be the birthplace of their people, carries the unique distinction of having suffered a massacre on March 23, 1982 — the exact day that a military overthrow unseated Lucas Garcia and soon replaced him with Rios Montt. Ilom is also the breathtaking hamlet that Antonio Caba calls home. Antonio was 11 years old when army soldiers, along with the civil patrol from the nearby La Perla plantation, gathered Ilom's residents in the village plaza and murdered 96 of its men. Elias Lawless met up with Antonio to hear about his experiences following the massacre, his forced participation in Ilom's civil patrol, and his risky departure. This is the first of a two-part interview, also published at WireTap.



Estudantes protestam contra aumento da passagem em Vitória/ES

Brasil, 19.01.2007 07:40

TRANSPORTE



Marcha pacífica em Oaxaca termina com 8 torturados

Brasil, 19.01.2007 07:40

OAXACA VIVE



Massive Anti-war March Planned for Jan 27 in DC

NYC, 19.01.2007 07:40

MoveOn.org, National Organization for Women, Labor Unions Mobilize Members; Buses and vans coming from 30 states and 111 Cities



Prisoners: New Regs May Deny Reentry of Genderqueer Folk to U.S

NYC, 19.01.2007 07:40

Passports are now required for any citizen's reentry to the United States. This leaves the bulk of our genderqueer citizens locked out of the ability to enter and return to the US.



Pom to Stop Animal Tests

LA, 19.01.2007 07:39

VICTORY! Pom to Stop Animal Tests



Student marches in Greece, 17 January 2007

Portland, 19.01.2007 07:39

National marches were organized by many student associations in Athens and Thessaloniki, where more than 270 faculties are occupied by students, protesting against the revision of the constitutional article 16, introducing the establishment of private universities. Mainly however, is undertaken the subordination of academic stupidity to the enterprising and economic plannings, as well as the intensification of student subjugation through more demanding schedules, imposition of maximum time of studies, additional academic expenses etc.

The course in Athens, began around 14:00, with attendance of more than 15.000 demonstrators. A bit earlier there was an attack with Molotov cocktails against riot-policemen who blockaded some streets around the technical university, while in the morning a CCTV camera was set on fire outside the technical university. Reaching to the march's ending some groups of demonstrators, burned 5 government and diplomatic vehicles, 2 CCTV cameras, and clashed with the police. Later the afternoon, many demonstrators went to the technical university, which is occupied by anarchist groups in solidarity to the 3 detainees of May 6th (2 of them are on a hunger strike). Cops tried to attack the occupied building but were forced to recede.

Riot in Athens | Police clash with anarchists in Athens (pics) | Greece: Anarchists take over the Polytechnic University in solidarity to the May 6 prisoners read more >>



Tigard residents organize against Wal-Mart

Portland, 19.01.2007 07:39

Many residents of Tigard were alarmed this week after receiving anonymous survey calls designed to test attitudes about retail choice in the area, and to question their support for a new 24-hour "super store". For most participants, there was no doubt who was behind the calls.

To combat pressure from neighbors, Wal-Mart often keeps projects a secret as long as possible, limiting neighbors' time to organize opposition. Once a project is announced, the company works hard to find supporters. In Cedar Mill, Wal-Mart sent thousands of postcards asking neighbors to testify in support of the new store, or send written comments to local leaders.

A phone poll may be the newest way for Wal-Mart to identify local supporters, and this week's survey has neighbors worried that an official proposal could be coming soon.



Smash G8 in Germany 2007

Portland, 19.01.2007 07:39

From 4th to 7th of June 2007 the G8-Summit in Heiligendamm, in the proximity of Rostock, in Germany takes place. Also the mobilization of the Left wing against the G8-Summit already runs on full speed. Different alliances are founded,several nationwide meetings did take place, also with international participation and an approximate plan of action for the protests is already fixed. Already now there are numerous actions, which mobilize to the events of protest against the G8-summit. Because of the 100.000 expected demonstrators at the Main Manifestation in the Rostock City at 2nd of June 2007 the police forces are preparing since some time their operation and security plan for the whole region and for Rostock. Here comes an overview over the conditions of the mobilization. | read more >>

G8 police raids in Munich

in Munich different places were raided by the police. Named as a reason was the call to blockade the airport Rostock-Laage published in several brochures and in the call for protests against the so called security-conference [a privately organized sub-summit where politicians, weapons industrials and NATO-generals harmonize their strategies] | read more >>

It´s not the Berlin Wall - It is 12 miles fence around the G8!!!

The fence consisting of 4,600 dark green steel segments weighing 75 kg (165.3 lb) will be 2.5 meters (8 ft 2.4 in) high and 2.45 meters wide. The segments are attached to cement pillars weighing 900 kg each and topped with razor wire - to prevent anyone from tunneling beneath the fence, 50-cm long steel grating is also being sunk into the ground. | read more >>



HC/Punk Benefit for Daniel McGowan

Houston, 19.01.2007 07:39

Punk Rock Benefit Raises hundreds for Green Scare Defendant Daniel McGowan



Okies set to join national peace march on 1/27

Oklahoma, 19.01.2007 07:39

Others invited to join the caravan Activists to join National Peace March on January 27, meet with Oklahoma representatives and senators. Activists to join National Peace March on January 27, meet with Oklahoma representatives and senators. March on Washington Next Step in National Surge of Opposition to Iraq War EscalationTulsa, Oklahoma—Bush’s announcement of plans to escalate the war in Iraq has spurred a groundswell of opposition across the country. On Thursday, January 11 anti-war protests took place in more than 1,000 communities, including 75 plus people in Tulsa,OK. The peace surge will escalate with a major national march on Washington on Saturday, January 27 to push Congress to stand up to the Bush Administration and bring the war to a close. Tulsa residents, along with millions of people throughout the United States, say it’s time to end the Iraq war and will join others from every corner of the country to tell Congress and the White House: De-escalate the war and bring the troops home now "The time for Accountability is Now. The dramatic shift in Congress was due to the will of the people to see a change of course in our govt. and in this Illegal and Immoral war in Iraq. We've spoken and continue to speak as the people of this nation who've Not been represented in our own govt. for far too long now. We say take the funds already appropriated to bring our men and women home safely, from Iraq. We should Not have to March in the Streets to be heard, we should not Have to risk arrest & unconstitutional surveillance in an increasingly police state, but we will. We will for as long as it takes, for the Patriot spirit of our forefathers Demand that we take our Democracy into our own hands as it was meant to be." "But mostly, we say to the new congress, 'We the People will be your backbone.' We need you to Do your jobs and represent the Will of the people on this and any other future acts of agression this administration has planned. You are there because that is NOT what America is about and we Demand that you Represent that! Beginning Right now. With this war in Iraq, with this request for further funding and further commitment of life from our sons and daughters," said Joni LeViness Secretary of the Green Party Peace Action Committee *GPAX and Cooperative Council member of the Green Party of Oklahoma, Member of OK Codepink as well as active member of the Tulsa Peace Fellowship. From Angela Spotts member of Moveon.org and United For Peace and Justice: . “I am Marching on Washington in response to the total incompetence of this President and his administration. It is time to stand up and be heard. I am joining the majority of this country who are against this war and our current foreign policies. It is time to stop the death, the injuries, the destruction of Iraq, and the war profiteering. I cannot stand by and watch my country continue to go down this troubling path. We do not need to stay permanently in Iraq oil or no oil. It is time to protest and demand that Congress represents the people and bring an end to this tragic war in Iraq. We need to be repairing the damage done by this narrow minded President and his policies. We need to stop the lies and propaganda coming from this administration. I want to be apart of the solution so that is why I have traded in my computer activism to go to Washington and stand up, speak out and demand to be heard. Our troops have done their job and now it is time for me to due mine. I will lobby our Congress to put and end to this war, bring our troops home and start investigating how we got here and who is responsible. We need to have some accountability in this country. I cannot continue to read and listen to our troops and Generals who are against any troop escalation and do nothing. Please join me in mending this country and bringing our troops home. When will we learn as a country that war gets us no where? What are you doing to end this war?” January Hoskin of Vinita also a member of Moveon.org has written: "I feel moved to travel across the country to protest the war in Iraq for several reasons. First, the war is immoral. The Bush administration led Congress, and much of the country, to believe that the war was justified for national security purposes. Instead, it becomes clear with each passing day that the war is about imperialism, aimed at acquiring and controlling the largest oil reserves in the world. The administration has put profit ahead and ignored the will of the American people in favor of the interests of wealthy investors and Saudi oil interests. Second, the money being spent in Iraq fills the pockets of war profiteers while depleting much needed programs here in the US. Our tax dollars should go to educating children in America, not killing children in Iraq. The money would be so much better spent on Universal healthcare, fixing environmental disasters like Tar Creek, and prescription drugs. Finally, I am moved to go to Washington because I firmly believe that the war is a catastrophe that, if not stopped, will have ripple effects throughout the world. We are beginning to see consequences of the war show up in places like Somalia, Iran and Syria. We have to send a strong message loud and clear that the American people will not sit quietly while Bush plunges us deeper into war. We will not sit on our couch passively while he commits such atrocities in our names. " Says January Hoskin of Vinita Nearly four years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a majority of Americans polled believe it’s time to end the war. According to two January polls, 62% believe launching the Iraq war was a mistake, 70% oppose an increase of troop levels, and 54% say we should withdraw all troops immediately or within a year. More than 3,000 U.S. soldiers have been killed in the war and nearly 23,000 have been wounded; according to Johns Hopkins researchers, Iraqi civilian deaths number in the hundreds of thousands. The war's cost is approaching $360 billion--money that could have been spent on education, housing for Katrina evacuees, healthcare and other basic human needs. The Saturday, January 27 peace march and rally are being organized by United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), a national antiwar coalition with more than 1,400 member groups, including Green Party Peace Action and Green Party of the U.S.The weekend's activities will also include a veterans’ event on January 25 to defend the Constitution, an interfaith religious service for peace the afternoon of January 27, and a day of meetings with members of Congress on Monday, January 29. More information about the January 27-29 activities is on the web at http://unitedforpeace.org. Buses have been planned from more than 20 states and 72 cities, including from as far away as Milwaukee, WI. Car caravans and peace trains will be heading to Washington, DC from all over the East Coast, the Midwest and the Southeast. The three days of actions will send a clear message to Congress: De-escalate. The Iraq war must end. It's time to bring all the troops home. One more Thought to all who've read this far, as Tax Season approaches and we're asking ourselves about Taxation and Representation. Let's take a look at where our Tax Dollars have been and are Trying to go.. Defense Reloads "Rising Pentagon Spending Quells Talk of Profit Plateau" Wall Street Journal Jan. 17th page A14 (Bar Graph) Pentagon Weapons Budget: 2001 100 Billion......... 2006 over $150 Billion...............2007 a projected $200 Billion Lockheed Martin (S&P Aerospace Index earnings per share) 2001 slightly under $15.00 .............2006 $18.00 ...........approx. $25.00 earnings per share (due to it's Joint Strike Fighter defense contract)



FCC Hearings Tonight in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, 18.01.2007 18:08



Citizens Take On the Media: Let's Form a More Perfect Union

Philadelphia, 18.01.2007 17:38



extraerán petróleo de la costa de mar del plata

Argentina, 18.01.2007 16:39

Marea Negra



extraerán petróleo de la costa de mar del plata

Argentina, 18.01.2007 16:11

Marea Negra



extraeran petróleo de la costa

Argentina, 18.01.2007 16:11

Marea Negra



extraerán petróleo de la costa

Argentina, 18.01.2007 16:11

Marea Negra



extraeran petroleo de la costa

Argentina, 18.01.2007 16:10

Marea Negra



Eco Rights

Perth, 18.01.2007 15:10

Exmouth Gulf Under A-Salt



Pics from St. Louis MLK Day March 2007

Saint Louis, 18.01.2007 14:38

Pictures of the 2007 March have been posted to the STLIMC Media Gallery. Thanks go out to the photographer who brought us these images.



STATE REPRESSION

Athens, 18.01.2007 13:39

2 anarchists still on hunger strike (Tarasio Z. & Gerasimos K.)



extraeran petroleo de la costa

Argentina, 18.01.2007 13:09

Marea Negra



extraerán petróleo de la costa

Argentina, 18.01.2007 13:08

Marea Negra



First Fare Strike!

Bristol, 18.01.2007 12:37

First Great Western to "ARREST" passengers First Great Western to "ARREST" passengers As news filters in of a First fares strike on Monday 22 Jan organised by a First commuters meeting last in Bath, pissed off traveller writes: Planning on supporting the FGW Fares Strike next Monday. News from the inside on what awaits you ... On my regular journey home tonight, I had occassion to ask a train guard/conductor on what advice might have been issued to FGW on-train staff, regarding passengers presenting "Cattle Class" tickets next Monday, as part of the fares strike and protest about the appalling overcrowding, late-running and frequent cancellations that we have all lately been suffering around the Bristol area. The reply I received was, quite frankly astonishing: If you are intending to take part in the one day protest, then prepare yourself for "ARREST" when leaving any major FGW station. The advice FGW have given to their on train staff is "to passively accept the Cattle Class tickets on the train, as we will have the police out at all major stations. Anyone found travelling without a valid ticket WILL be prosecuted." For an organisation that claims to pride itself on "customer service and customer relations", this advice to its staff is an astonishing *own goal*. Talk about a red flag to a thousand bulls! Full article| First Great Western to "ARREST" passengers | FIRST fares strike - Monday 22 Jan | Campaigners lobby Cabinet to cut congestion | www.fosbr.org.uk | Overcrowding on Severn Beach line |Contribute An Article | How To Contribute Articles - A Brief Guide | Add To The Calendar



Resistance At The Fence And Beyond

United Kingdom, 18.01.2007 11:09

From 6-8 June 2007 the G8 summit 2007 will take place in a hotel in Heiligendamm next to Rostock at the Baltic Sea, Germany. 6 month before the resistace is taking shape: Several alliances prepare carawans, blockades and other forms of direct action.

Last August about 1000 people allready gathered close to Heiligendamm in a first protest camp for 10 days. Since then numerous direct actions all over Germany. 4 numbers of a newsletter have been released in more than 8 languages. More than 400 people from NGOs to anti-authoritarian groups attended the second "G8 Action Conference" in Rostock while hundreds of people gathered at several dissent+x network meetings.Activists sucessfully used the Nuclear Waste Transport in November as a start into the protest season.

In the UK the mobilisation starts with an Info night in London and a first UK-wide meeting in Nottingham on January 28th. Dissent! Belgium started with an action week in gent last december. The international mobilisation will continue with a gathering in Warzaw, Poland from February 10-11th.

Freedom of movement will become one of the main issues of the protest (First Call | Working Group at Action Conference Other issues will be global agriculture ( Working Group Action Conference | Calls ) and anti-militarism (Call).

Meanwhile the authorities, who want to secure the summit with at least 16.000 police raided several places in munich while starting to build the 13km long fence around the hotel.

Websites: dissentnetwork.org | g8-2007.de | Revolutionary Alliance | Action Conference | Newsletter: Newsd From The Fields And Beyond | Convergence Center Hamburg | Camp 2006 | NGO Mobilisation | gipfelsoli | moving europe | outofaction (de) | NoLager | Topic on de.indymedia.og | Dissent! UK | Wombles/G8 | input paper: Antiracist Perspectives in regard to G-8 Summit 2007



indymedia (en)

Barcelona, 18.01.2007 11:08

Come to the indyparty!

-ding dong ding- Dear customer,

we want to celebrate with you the six years in Barcelona with an special offer. It's sales season in products, trips and emotions of any taste. Trolls, system critics, hackers with no mercy, assembly "cheerleaders" and good and bad squatters will all found a way of scape for their leissure in the Indyfesta that will took place on Saturday January the 20th, starting at 6:00 PM.

Kan Kadena sponsors the meeting supplying different spaces where our customers could enjoy screenings, theatre, cocktails and frantic concerts until the wee small hours of the morning. As user of our kadena(chain) you can't fail into participating in this memorable event. -ding dong ding-

don't forget it:[January 20]Saturday, From 6:00PM at Kan Kadena (C/Laureà Miró, 134 Esplugues de llobregat L5 Can Vidalet + tram can clota o busos 57,157,63,67,68,N12,N14)

related news: barcelona indymedia is 6 years old...and it's gathering occurrences... ::: Barcelona indymedia is preparing something...not yet...but soon... ::: Barcelona Indymedia will celebrate its six years soon

+info:: >>>indymedia



New prison dispatch from Jeffrey Free Luers

Portland, 18.01.2007 10:40

For the last several years I have been writing about the causes and signs of global warming. I scour newspapers and science journals for the latest studies. It's no real surprise that the guy in prison for trying to call attention to global warming is writing about it. When I first came to prison global warming was a myth. I had to argue the facts in numerous interviews. Some journalists were convinced by my passion and knowledge and others dismissed me as crazy.

Now more and more attention is being given to climate change and its inherent dangers. Major media outlets are reporting on climate change on a regular basis. Just the other day the Register Guard reported that a 41 square mile chunk of Canada's arctic ice shelf had broken off due to climate change. Reporting that the remaining ice shelves are 90% smaller than when they were discovered in 1906 ('Ice shelf break blamed on climate change' 12-30-06).

Even the US government has now acknowledged the plight of polar bears that are threatened by climate change. However, I was shocked when the Oregon Department of Corrections recently put an article in the prison bulletin about the dangers of global warming!

Free Free Now! | read more >>



labour issues (en)

Barcelona, 18.01.2007 10:08

Thousands of workers have been fired and suffer precarious employment. Indifference will not prevent us from being the next ones.

The Catalonia workers' most basic rights are in danger and attacked by employers association with the passivity, and the complicity, of institutions and the Catalonia and Spain Governments, supposedly socialists and left-winged.
Women, youth and immigrants are the most affected by this labour precarity in which adult men are also falling due to so much dismissals. Restructuring and judicial trials like Iberia, segregation whose aim is to cut the occupation cost as in La Vanguardia, the employers repression using sacking, sanctions and beatings in Mercadona, the massive dismissals like the ones in SEAT, the privatization and precariousness processes which affect Parcs i Jardins, the railway transport and public health system, the closing down and the enterprise offshoring like Miniwatt, Braun, and a long etcetera slap our faces more and more.
Solidarity, coordination, pressure, resistance and to fight for our rights are crucial now to alleviate the open firing processes and to avoid new ones to come. Selforganize yourself, go to organizations that really work for employer's rights, complain and report injustices, go to demonstrations, distrust the power, write to the media and, above all, give your support to the other workers.

[January 21]12h. Universitat Sq. demonstration

related news: The average number of worked hours in Catalonia is the highest since 1994 ::: Spain has the top temporality of the whole EU ::: hotel industry workers: because holidays belong to everyone and are for everyone ::: BcnActiva still asks women whether they're married and if they have kids in the recruitment process! ::: Corporations and labour security::: Bocatta fires a trade union representative

+info: >>> labour issues



Veterans Speak Out Against Iraq Occupation

Portland, 18.01.2007 09:38

On Friday, January 5, 2007, I was honored to attend an event featuring former US servicemen who have the Courage To Resist the Occupation of Iraq. Dennis Kyne, a veteran of the first Gulf War, spoke for about 6 minutes, first a little about his own experiences and then setting the stage for Darrell Anderson, the feature speaker of the evening and a member of the organization Iraqi Veterans Against the War

Darrell speaks for 30 minutes about how he came to join the service, his experiences in Iraq and what led him to refuse redeployment and oppose the Occupation. "In January '03 I decided to join the military because, I was broke. I was tired of dealing drugs on the streets and I was tired of living with my grandparents and I was tired of not going to school and I was tired of being an American without healthcare." In his own words, he figured he could get "join the military. They'll give me 50 G's for college; they'll straighten me out."

Though his mom freaked out, telling him that he'll go to war, Darrel responded, "I want to go to war, I've been waiting my whole life to go to combat, to do something crazy like that. I don't have much to live for, what's me being dead going to matter? I'll be remembered as a great person, instead of that dude who worked at the grocery store." | read more >>

Dennis Kyne, MP3 | Darrel Anderson, MP3 | Iraqi Veterans Against the War



Buffett's PacifiCorp sued for polluting Klamath River

Portland, 18.01.2007 09:38

Klamath Riverkeeper sent a 60 day notice of intent to file a lawsuit today against Warren Buffett's PacifiCorp for polluting one of the nation's most important and controversial salmon rivers, the Klamath. Klamath Riverkeeper's lawsuit asserts that operation of the Iron Gate Dam hatchery has resulted in repeated violations of the Clean Water Act and is just one of the ways that PacifiCorp, as the owner of the four dams along the Klamath River, is destroying the River, its salmon runs, and the coastal fishing economies of the California and Oregon Coastline. | read more >>

Klamath Forest Alliance



MLK Parade 2007

LA, 18.01.2007 06:38

Photos & Videos: Peace Activists at MLK Parade



Bare Breasts @ a Demo? / Missed Opportunity / Breasts Come to Visit

San Diego, 18.01.2007 05:09

From anonymous: I have a few comments to make regarding the masked female who exposed her naked breasts throughout last Thursday’s anti-war/anti-torture protest (Jan 11, 2007 @ 1st & Cedar in downtown SD). I think, I hope for the sake of the sanity of our movt, that most people who attended the protest agree that it was absolutely inappropriate for that young woman, or anyone for that matter, to behave in such an irresponsible & reckless way @ a demo. And such conduct could, if left un-checked, pose potentially serious political & legal consequences to the peace movt & its activists...

From Janice Jordan: Maybe the topless demonstrator had a reason for taking off her top; but none of the anti-war participants present at last weeks' event will know because fear kept them from approaching a naked woman. When I think about it, it is odd that activists were out in force to demonstrate against institutional murder, but couldn't find one person to ask the topless demonstrator "what is up"? And what is everyone afraid of, a half-naked body? Iraqi civilians are living through occupation, rape and annihilation! ...

From Rachel: For the movement to be sustainable, it has to allow for our indulgences in angry indignation, giddy display, nurturing through community, and art. For many of us, public demonstration is just as much about disrupting imperialism, as disrupting hierarchy, as disrupting patriarchy. How revolutionary are your boobs? I have to say, I haven't taken mine out in a while. Maybe we should...

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Los Angeles Area Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Raided by DEA

San Francisco Bay Area, 18.01.2007 03:39

On Wednesday, January 17th, the DEA raided some 11 dispensaries in the Los Angeles area, primarily in West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. ASA is calling on patients, advocates, and city officials to protest the attack on safe access.



Demands For Media Justice Echo Dr. Martin Luther King’s Calls for Equality and in Memphis

NYC, 18.01.2007 02:39

Media makers, critics, journalists, artists and organizers converged on Memphis over the weekend and their demands for media justice and equal representation echoed across the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, where a museum memorializes Doctor Martin Luther King’s struggle for civil rights. In the city where the besieged Dr. King’s voice would not be silenced, but forever amplified after his death, a cacophony of voices reconverged to challenge a media behemoth as oppressive now as the forces of inequality he decried then with such vigor and efficacy.



50 Shots and a Mule - New Documentary About Sean Bell Protests

NYC, 18.01.2007 02:39

50 Shots and a Mule focuses on December 16 and December 22nd protests against police brutality sparked by NYPD murder of Sean Bell on his wedding day. The second part of the film was shot with a combination of regular and 360 degree "immersive" cameras.



Indypendent Open House Tuesday, Jan 23rd., 7pm

NYC, 18.01.2007 02:39

Date and Time: Tuesday, Jan 23rd, 7pm

Location: 4 W 43rd St, between 5th and 6th Ave.
Ste. 311



Walnut Creek Critical Mass

San Francisco Bay Area, 18.01.2007 00:39

Friday, January 19th will be the next Walnut Creek Critical Mass. Bicyclists will gather at Walnut Creek BART. Organizers plan to spread a message of peace, demanding the retraction of troops from Iraq and an end to the recent aggression on Iran. Participants have been asked to bring signs, noise makers, music, and other things to have fun.



Mexico Fest '07

Houston, 18.01.2007 00:39

Feb 1st & 2nd: Films from Mexico's Front Lines



Tackle Guantanamo Shackles

United Kingdom, 17.01.2007 22:39

Some 70-80 people gathered today in Perry Barr, Birmingham, in front of Hiatt, a UK company that makes shackles and other torture equipment, to 'celebrate' the 5th anniversary of the notorious US-run prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where 10 British residents and 400 other prisoners are held illegally. The protest was part of a UK-wide day of action and was called by the Birmingham Guantanamo Campaign, Reprieve, Save Omar Campaign and Amnesty International.

call-out | press release | photo report | video

Previous protests: 2005 demo: tackle the shackles | June 2006 vigil | Airport vigil | Birmingham Guantanamo Campaign and police at Starbucks | petition | public meeting



Bill Moyers in Memphis: Take Back the Media

Tennessee, 17.01.2007 22:09

MEMPHIS - Legendary television journalist praises growing grassroots movement to Save the Internet. Journalist and author Bill Moyers denounced Big Media corporations Friday in a fiery speech that opened the National Conference for Media Reform in Memphis. Moyers told a packed house of more than 3,000 activists and organizers that the independent press is under sustained attack, with a few corporations conspiring with political leaders to create an Orwellian world "in which language conceals reality, and the pursuit of personal gain and partisan power are wrapped in rhetoric that turns truth to lies and lies to truth."



Peace News

Houston, 17.01.2007 18:08

La edición de Enero de Peace News comienza a distribuirse



Conmemorativa a las muertas de la Guerra en Irak

Houston, 17.01.2007 18:08

Conmemorativa a las muertas de la Guerra en Irak en el parque Memorial



la Caravana rumbo a Chiapas

Houston, 17.01.2007 18:08

Houstonians apoyan la Caravana rumbo a Chiapas



mlk

Houston, 17.01.2007 18:08

Marcha en Silencio da honor a la visión de Martin Luther King




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