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Feb 23rd Show

Houston, 27.02.2007 10:39

The Houston Indymedia Radio Show Rides Again!

Bin the bomb

Scotland, 27.02.2007 10:12

March against the bomb in Glasgow

Civil Disobedience Actions Planned for 4th Anniversary of US Invasion of Iraq

San Francisco Bay Area, 27.02.2007 09:39

Organizations such as the Declaration of Peace have called for nationwide nonviolent civil disobedience to stop the occupation of Iraq during the week of March 16th through 19th. In San Francisco, people will gather for die-ins on Monday, March 19th at 12pm at Federal Reserve Building (Spear and Market), at Montgomery and Market, Powell and Market, and UN Plaza. A Stop Funding the War in Iraq rally will take place on March 19th at 12 noon in front of Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district office (450 Golden Gate Avenue, between Polk and Larkin). Protesters will urge her and her fellow Representatives to deny any war funding request from Bush, and to support HR 508, The Bring Our Troops Home and Sovereignty of Iraq Restoration Act.

Dozens Deported to DR Congo

United Kingdom, 27.02.2007 08:09

Over 40 DR Congolese nationals, including 19 children, were forcibly 'removed' on 26 February, 2007, on a charter flight run by XL Airways. The rejected asylum seekers had been snatched and detained by the immigration authorities over the last few days.

On Wednesday, 21 February, over a hundred asylum seekers and supporters, mostly of African origin, held a lively protest outside the Home Office Reporting Centre in Glasgow. On Friday, No Borders Brighton protested and did a banner-drop at the main office of XL to highlight their involvement and making profits from deportations. In Leeds too, over 70 members of the DR Congolese community, including groups from Huddersfiled and Kirklees, gathered at the Home Office reporting centre on Kirkstall Road to call for a stop to the planned removals. Another protest at the Home Office in London (2 Marsham Street, SW1P 4DF) has been called by the Congo Support Project and supported by Fight Racism, Fight Imperialism!, LSE FRFI society, NCADC, Unity Centre Glasgow and Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees.

The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The &quot;Oscar for Peace&quot; Awards

Miami, 27.02.2007 08:08

The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The "Oscar for Peace" Awards

New Prison Dispatch from Jeffrey Free Luers

Portland, 27.02.2007 06:41

Thursday, February 15th was just like any other morning for me. I woke up at six, went down to breakfast and ate with my friends. I came back to my cell and turned on the morning news. My cellie went back to sleep, covering his eyes from the light of the TV as I made a cup of coffee.

I had just started paying attention when the ticker at the bottom of the screen read, 'The man who set fire to three SUVs as an environmental protest, will serve a shorter sentence than originally planned.'


Jeffrey Free Luers desperately needs financial support!

All of us are still digesting the positive news from last week regarding Jeff's appeal and we wanted everyone to know how grateful we are to each and every one of you that has supported Jeff over the years in whatever way you could. Jeff has garnered support from all over the world and we never could have imagined that this could have happened back when Jeff was first arrested almost 7 years ago now.

In the coming months we will be finding out more about Jeff's re-sentencing - the court date and possible outcome, etc. - and in the meantime we need your support more than ever. To put it simply, Jeff needs money. Jeff's legal costs and attorney fees, on top of on-going daily expenses, are just something that can't be covered with our current bank account and financial support.

Greece: Anarchists riot (photos and video)

DC, 27.02.2007 06:12

Anarchists equipped with gas masks wooden poles and Molotovs clashed with police in central Athens.

AntiGenocide Activists in Guatemala Kidnapped, Threatened

San Diego, 27.02.2007 03:40

An indigenous rights organizer pursuing the national genocide cases in Guatemala was recently kidnapped in Guatemala City while other members of the activist legal team with whom he works have received written threats and incurred other types of intimidation.
Un organizador indígena de derechos que sigue los casos nacionales del genocidio en Guatemala fue raptado recientemente en Ciudad de Guatemala mientras otros miembros del activista el equipo legal con quien él trabaja ha recibido las amenazas escrita y contraído otros tipos de laintimidación.

On Feb. 2, Otto Navarro, a lawyer with the Center for Legal Action in Human Rights (CALDH), found the tire of his car slashed. Later that day, Josè Roberto Morales, CALDH's indigenous rights coordinator, was kidnapped by two armed men in a carjacking in front of his house. They released him in another neighborhood, advising him that if he activated the vehicle's alarm they would return to his home to murder him. His vehicle was later uncovered with all of his belongings, including a laptop computer, intact.
El viernes 2 de febrero, una llanta del vehículo de Otto Navarro, abogado trabajando en el área legal de CALDH, fue lacerada. Más tarde este día, José Roberto Morales, coordinador del área de Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas de CALDH salió de la oficina en un vehículo de la institución. Al llegar a su casa fue secuestrado por dos hombres armados. Lo dejaron en una colonia cercana, diciéndole que lo buscarían en su casa para matarlo si se activara la alarma del vehículo. Posteriormente, el vehículo fue encontrado intacto, con todas las sus pertenencias, incluyendo una computadora portátil de modelo reciente.

That weekend, from Feb. 3-5, unknown assailants broke into the offices of three other organizations: Human Rights Defenders Protection Unit, National Movement for Human Rights, & Communication Association for Art and Peace. Their files were searched, and computers and film equipment were stolen. On the morning of Feb. 5, as members of these groups waited for the authorities to arrive, a red Toyota Corolla drove by and filmed the group.
Entre el sábado 3 y el lunes 5 de febrero, las oficinas de UPD-MNDH, MNDH y COMUNICARTE fueron allanadas por personas desconocidas. Registraron los archivos, robaron 11 computadoras, sustrajeron el equipo de filmación de COMUNICARTE y dejaron excrementos humanos en la terraza. Mientras el personal de estas instituciones esperaba la llegada de las autoridades el 5 de febrero en la mañana, el ocupante de un vehículo rojo de marca Toyota Corolla, con placas particulares 654CLO los filmó mientras pasaba frente a ellos.

Also on Feb. 5, a note was left on the windshield of CALDH lawyer Angèlica Gonzàlez, saying: "Stop bothering with protection, protect yourself which you do not understand despite so much warning, tell Pancho [CALDH's legal coordinator] to take care of himself and his children and the wife that is always alone, we see them and you Lawyer-Gangster pieces of shit that only want money. Look for another job but one of these days we will go out for lunch together, as always it's on us. Understand, you sons of bitches."

Links: More Information | The Maya Survivors vs Los Genocidios: Part 1 Part 2 | Survivors Clamor for Ríos Montt´s Capture | Indigenous Survivors Case against Rìos Montt | Guatemala Reacts to International Arrest Orders | Send an E-mail

Protest to Save East Oakland Community High School

San Francisco Bay Area, 27.02.2007 03:39

East Oakland Community High School (EOC) is under threat of closure by an un-elected State Administrator. EOC is an inovative community school Education Not Incarceration is building a partnership with the National Education Association's 3.2 million members to stop students from being pushed out of school and into prisons. Protesters will march to the School Board meeting on Wednesday, February 28th, where State Administrators will present their recommendations to School Board members.

Sedition Books Burned

Houston, 27.02.2007 02:08

Sedition Books Totalled by Fire: Arson Suspected

Rehabilitation, Orange Crush, and Little Fallujah

San Francisco Bay Area, 27.02.2007 00:40

Sara Olson shines a light on the Prison Industrial Complex and what it is like to be in the Central California Women's State Prison in Chowchilla.

photo Photos

And the Winner is…Dennis Kucinich for Champion of Peace

LA, 26.02.2007 21:41

And the Winner is… Dennis Kucinich for Champion of Peace

John Ross interview

New Mexico, 26.02.2007 21:10

Converstion with John Ross as he kicks off his "listening tour" in Albuquerque

kriminaligo (eo)

Barcelona, 26.02.2007 20:09

Post unu jaro... 4f...kidnapitaj de la Hispana Ŝtato

Jam pasis unu jaro!!! kompleta resumo de la historio :: Kunvoko al la manifestacio

Manifestacio 4an de februaro je la 18a ĉe Placo Universitato (prenu vian kuir-paton)

+ Komunikoj de Álex, Juan kaj Rodri post unu jaro en prizono

4an februaro 2006 - 4an februaro 2007: unu jaro de mobilizoj por la libereco: 9an februaro Komuniko de Prizonuloj 4an februaro :: 19an februaro Malaperigitaj la novaĵoj pri la 4a de februaro en la ret-paĝaro de la urbodomo :: 26an de februaro Informaj prelegoj :: 30an de marto Letero de Alex, arestita la 4an de februaro :: 20an de junio Komunikoj pri la komenco de la malsat-striko :: 12an de julio Koncentriĝo antaŭ la prizono de junuloj :: 13an de julio Solidara manifestacio por la prizonuloj de la 4a de februaro :: 17an de julio [vídeo] Intervjuo de la patrino de unu el la arestitoj :: 18an de julio Situacio de la malsat-striko :: 20an de julio Komuniko de Juan el "la Trinidad" :: 22an de julio Koncentriĝo en Berlino :: 28an de julio Komuniko de Alex pri la fino de la malsat-striko :: 30an de julio Labortago de internacia agado por la prizonuloj :: 3an de aŭgusto 6 monatoj arestitaj :: 4an de aŭgustoAgado solidara kun la prizonuloj de la 4a de februaro :: 12an de aŭgusto Subpremo en Santiago dum la prelego por la libereco de la anarkistaj prizonuloj de la 4a de februaro :: 15A Buenos Aires en aktiva solidareco kun la kamaradoj de la 4a de februaro :: 25 aŭgusto Manifestantoj ekpartoprenas... :: 26an de oktobro Koncentriĝ o kun provoj para la prizonuloj de la 4a de februaro :: 4an de novembro 9 monatoj en prizono, solidara biciklumado :: 12D Situacio de la prizonuloj de la 4a de februaro je la komenco de decembro

Rilataj novaĵoj: Iñaki de Juana kaj la perforta manĝado + La prezo de la skribado kaj la venĝo ::: Koncentriĝo en Reus petante klarigon pri la morto de Benissai dum polica operacio

+infoj: >>>kriminaligo kaj subpremo + +

kriminaligo (eo)

Barcelona, 26.02.2007 20:09

La kontraŭterorista leĝo denove frapas la disidentojn

La 7an de februaro 50 "mossos d'esquadra" (la kataluna polico) kovritvizaĝe sturmis brutale "Kan Rusc", kaj arestis Nuri. La kialoj de tiu ĉi polica asalto estas la aparteno al armita grupo kaj la posedo de eksplodigiloj. La plej granda punkto de tiu ĉi operacio estas la ekzisto de unu kajero kaj pluraj afiŝoj anarkiistaj konfiskitaj antaŭ du semajnoj dum polica kontrolo revenante de la manifestacio kontraŭ la misuzoj de la povo en Olot. Post ŝia kidnapo ili prenis ŝin al la policejo de la kataluna polico en la "Zona Franca" (Barcelono) kie ŝi restis dum du tagoj arestita kaj senkomunikiĝa.

Vendredo la 9a estas ĉefa novaĵo en Madrido en la Nacia Tribunalo, antaŭ la juĝisto Santiago Pedraz. Dum la deklaro ili demandis pri la enhavo de la kajero sed ĉefe pri la politika rilato kiun ŝi povus havi kun Juan, arestita la 21an de decembro kaj poste enprizonigita en Soto del Real, atendante la ekstradicion al Italio.

Juĝisto Santiago Pedraz dekretis preventan prizonon por Núria kaj ordonas sian eniron en Soto del Real pro kunlaborado kun armita bando. La reserĉo daŭre estas malfermita kaj havas sekretan karakteron kaj ĝis la revizio de la juĝo post kelkaj semajnoj, Núria devos atendi en prizono.

Denove la subpremaj policaj korpoj de la Ŝtato kun la komplico de la amaskomunikiloj decidas subpremi kaj enprizonigi kiujn solidariĝas kun la ŝtata subpremo.

[Manifestacion] la 24an de februaro - Girona je la 19a - registara Subdelegitaro en Girona (Gran Via Jaume I)
[Koncentriĝoj] Ĉiu merkrede je la 19:30a en la domo de ICV-EUiA en Girona (Vojo al Barcelona, 5)

Rilataj novaĵoj: Witness. vidu ĝin, rigardu ĝin, registru ĝin, ŝanĝu ĝin ::: okazas atakoj ::: Enketo 8/97: Unua sesio de politika juĝo ::: Lasta novaĵ Kork 32; ĉesigita la juĝo sed oni daŭrigas la manifestacio! ::: Juĝoj en Navarra ::: Hispanio: inter la diktaturoj kaj la demokratio ::: Malsat-strikoj, infanoj, radioj kaj blogoj: la vojoj por komunikigi de la okcidentsahara popolo ::: Libereco Anarkiistoj Grekaj ::: [IRLANDO] La naŭ uloj de Raytheon ::: Post unu jaro... 4f... kidnapitaj de la Hispana Ŝtato :::

+infoj: >>>kriminaligo kaj subpremo + el5ud.Org

Fue en La Plata con delegaciones de todo el país

Argentina, 26.02.2007 18:39

Se realizó el Encuentro Nacional de Multisectoriales

Fue en La Plata con delegaciones de todo el país

Argentina, 26.02.2007 18:08

Se realizó el Encuentro Nacional de Multisectoriales

Queer gedachtes

Oost-Vlaanderen, 26.02.2007 16:38

Queergedachtes gebundeld

merksplas 25/02

Oost-Vlaanderen, 26.02.2007 16:38

Spoedbetoging aan gesloten centrum voor migranten in Merksplas

Shell to Sea National Demonstration: A Great Spirit Prevails

Ireland, 26.02.2007 13:40

Photos from todays demonstration ...

Feb 16 Radio Show

Houston, 26.02.2007 06:09

The February 16th Edition of the Indymedia Radio Show

The People's Resistance in Oaxaca: Short Films &amp; Reportbacks

Santa Cruz, CA, 26.02.2007 03:08

From March 1st though 6th, Shannon Young and Vladimir Flores, Oaxaca correspondents for Free Speech Radio News and Mal de Ojo TV, will be in Watsonville, Santa Cruz, San Jose and San Francisco to present a series of short films produced by Mal de Ojo TV. Indybay reporters Danielsan and Ariel will show photos and reportback on their recent experiences in Oaxaca City.

Palco Oriental em perigo!

Portugal, 26.02.2007 01:09

Palco Oriental em perigo!

These Wars Demand the Times

NYC, 26.02.2007 00:10

The New issue of the Indypendent is out! Chris Anderson examines the New York Times and its push for war with profiles of its reporters. A look back at NYPD Assistant Chief Smolka's illustrious career. Bennett Baumer reports from the NY/NJ's Ports. On scene reporting of Brooklyn's minimum wage fight. An examination of The New School and the Pentagon's cozy relationship. A photo essay from Guatemala by James Rodriguez. Analysis of Oil Companies Iraqi greed by A.K. Gupta. Reviews of publications about the Christian Right. And film and theater Reviews. And much more...|| Words of Mass Deception: 5 Years Ago The New York Times’ Use Of Unnamed Sources Helped The Bush Administration Launch A War. Is It Happening Again?|| How to Get the Story Wrong: Low Points in the Grey Lady’s Checkered History|| The Old Grey Lady Ain’t What She Used To Be|| Community Calendar February 22 – March 14|| Letters to the Editor: Reflections of an Antiwar Movement|| Good Riddance: NYPD Assistant Chief Bruce Smolka Retires Abruptly Amidst Video-Fueled Scandals|| “Respect Life”: Freed Prisoners Rap Death Penalty|| Taking the Tax Out of Tax Prep|| A Pledge to Aid New Orleans|| Longshore Bigs Bicker Over Broken Benefits|| Fighting for Minimum Wage Rights|| Independent Journalist Still Behind Bars|| U.S. Military Research Creeps into The New School: At A School With A Pacifist History, Students Raise Concerns About a Department of Defense Grant|| Confronting the “Military-Industrial-Academic Complex”|| The Plot Against Mexican Maíz: Big Biotech Takes Advantage of Corn Crisis to Force Farmers to Buy GM Seeds|| Guatemalan Villages Face Globalization at Gunpoint|| Radio Station Drops Unnamed Sources|| Prize of the Century|| Christian Right Has U.N. In Sight: A Review of “Undoing Reproductive Freedom: Christian Right NGOs Target The United Nations”|| Africa is Rich: A Review of “Bamako”|| Kinks in Split Ends: A Review of “Split Ends”|| Fascism, God and the U.S.: A Review of “American Fascists: “The Christian Right and the War On America”|| Addicted to War: A Review of “War Fix”

Could this be the year the SOA is shut down?

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.02.2007 21:10

When Fr. Roy Bourgeois of SOA Watch was in Sacramento and Davis last week, he gave a number of riveting presentations to colleges, high schools and community groups on the organization's Latin American Initiative and the campaign to get Congress to close the school this year.

Developer Russell Shaw Hit with Environmental Review for Oxford Valley

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.02.2007 21:09

For several years, developer Russell Shaw has been trying to build about 26 luxury homes on Oxford Valley in San Rafael, a fragile watershed that contains Miwok archeological sites. He recently withdrew his initial plan and submitted a single home construction plan for the site that many in the neighborhood viewed as an attempt at skirting California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements.

Martin Luther King, Jr., events in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma, 25.02.2007 20:38

Postponed from January due to weather Oklahoma City will be celebrating Martin Luther King's birthday starting March 3, 2007. Oklahoma City will be celebrating Martin Luther King's birthday starting March 3, 2007. The events were postponed from January 15, 2007 because of freezing weather. A number of events have been planned by the Oklahoma City Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition. The Coalition chose two themes for this year's celebration, "Value Your Vote, Vote Your Values" and "A Fair Wage - We Have Work To Do". The second theme was added because of the new focus on the minimum wage. Roosevelt Milton, Vice Chair of the group says, "It is timely because of the Democratic takeover of congress on the national level". Activities begin Saturday, Mar. 3, with a program at Ralph Ellison Library,, at 9 a.m. Afterwards, a Silent March from Ralph Ellison Library will proceed down Northeast 23rd Street to the State Capitol's South Steps at the Martin Luther King Tree of Life. The public is invited to a program at noon, at St. Paul's Cathedral, at NW 7th & Robinson, featuring words by local opinion leaders, music and presentation of proclamations. At 2 pm, the annual Parade will step off from St. Paul's Cathedral, marching south on Robinson and across into Bricktown, terminating at the Coca Cola Convention Center. On Sunday evening, Mar. 4, Temple B'Nai Israel will host the annual "Cross Cultural Dialogue and Program. Events begin at 5:30 pm with a pizza supper. A keynote address and dialogue will follow, by Joyce Henderson, one of Oklahoma City's original "Sit-Inners." The parade, reportedly the third largest of its type in the nation, is normally the highlight of the Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Celebration. Dr. Ernest L. Holloway, President Emeritus of Langston University, is the Grand Marshall. Members of the local chapter of the National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS) will be serving as Parade Marshalls. The parade starts at the corner of NW Seventh and Robinson. It proceeds south on Robinson to NW Sixth Street and goes back west to Harvey. At Harvey, it goes back south to NW Fourth Street. It again proceeds south again to Sheridan Avenue. It continues east on Sheridan and concludes at the Coca Cola Convention Center. The Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition is composed of volunteers from the metro area. If you wish to be involved as a volunteer, call Paul Thomson at 405.524.2131. For information on parade participation, call William Jones at 405.343.0857. EVENTS, TIMES & PLACES: Saturday, March 3, 2007 - Oklahoma City March/Parade 8:00 a.m. noon - Job Fair, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, NW 7th & Robinson 9:00 - Gathering for Silent March to the State Capitol. Ralph Ellison Library NE 23 & Martin Luther King Avenue. Master of Ceremonies - Rev. Reginald Mitchell, First Vice President, OKC Branch of NAACP; Speaker - Richard Morrissette, State Representative on "Living Wage/Minimum Wage". Invocation, benediction & music. 9:45 a.m. - Silent March Step-Off - March to Capitol: Martin Luther King Tree of Life. SE Corner State Capitol, NE 23rd Street & Lincoln Blvd. 10:45 a.m. - Program at Capitol: South Steps Grounds: Martin Luther King Tree of Life. Oklahoma History Center. Music, speakers 11:20 a.m. - Benediction - Rev. Reginald Mitchell 12:00 p.m. - Martin Luther King Holiday Program, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral NW 7th & Robinson. Program includes "I Have a Dream" Speech by Mr. David Webb, Chief of Police, Spencer, OK. Proclamations: City of Oklahoma City, Councilwoman Willa Johnson, State of Oklahoma, Representative of Governors Office. Keynote Speaker - Rev. Lee Cooper, Prospect Baptist Church and Benediction - Rabbi Barry Cohen, Temple B'Nai Israel 2:00 p.m. - Martin Luther King Holiday Parade Step Off, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, NW 7th & Robinson to Coca Cola Convention Center. Grand Marshall - Dr. Ernest L. Holloway, President Emeritus, Langston University Sunday, March 4, 2007 Temple B'nai Israel Cross-Cultural Discussion & Program cosponsored by Oklahoma City NAACP 5:30 p.m. - Pizza Supper, no charge, Temple B'nai Israel, 4901 North Pennsylvania 6:30 p.m. - Program - Guest Speaker, Joyce Henderson, OKC "Sit-Inner" 7:30 p.m. - Discussion Groups and Dessert Reception Saturday, March 31 - Sunday, April 1, 2006 - All-Inclusive Martin Luther King, Jr. Services 7:00 pm Mar. 31 10:45 am, Apr. 1 Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. Randall C. Bailey, MDiv, PhD, Professor, Interdenominational Theological Seminary, Atlanta GA, and Member, Ebenezer Baptist Church Church of the Open Arms 3131 North Pennsylvania Avenue "ALL God's Children" - Contact: Rev. Loyce Newton Edwards, Assistant Pastor @ 642-0124 / 525-9555 MLK Event Benefactors: St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral | Jim Roth, County Commissioner | United Auto Workers GM | Central Oklahoma Human Rights Alliance | Oklahoma City Branch NAACP | Oklahoma Education Association | Anastasia Pittman, State Representative MLK Event Co-Sponsors: Temple B'nai Israel | The Peace House |Oklahoma Gay/Lesbian Political Caucus | Oklahoma County Democratic Party | Archdiocesan Commission for Justice and Human Development | Catholic Charities | First Unitarian Church Social Justice Committee | Tinker Federal Credit Union | Conference United Church of Christ KS-OK | Mayflower Congregational Church | Church of the Open Arms | OKC Pride

Senator Hillary Clinton Speaks at Dover High School

New Hampshire, 25.02.2007 19:10

Hearing on (un)Affordable Housing

New Orleans, 25.02.2007 17:11

Congressional Field Hearing in New Orleans on the Housing Crisis

corruption &amp; power (en)

Barcelona, 25.02.2007 16:09

Politicians and mossos avoid justice existence

Years since dictator's death and we haven't yet an actual ruled by law state. Judiciary independence from legislative and executive powers is almost invisible, above all, in everything related to social movements.
In Catalunya, with less than two full terms of office, it has been made clear that judiciary hadn't could keep the requirement of independence from executive power and we've seen how when the heads of government and police are interested, justice can be applied in so a repressive way that can even keep innocent people into prison. We just need to revise the cases, among others, of 4F prisoners, the comando Dixan and, recently, the Núria detention in Girona.
On the other hand, now, a judge -specially if she's a woman- may count less than a law enforcement agent, as in the case of barcelona's mossos d'esquadra. This has been made clear in the latest evictions, la Makabra, and Mambo, a social center squatted by women, where the evictions has been done without warrant and the astonishment of the responsible judge herself.

+info:: >>>corruption & power

Report for Tacoma Anti-Recruitment/Anti-Militarism Rally &amp; Carnival

Portland, 25.02.2007 15:39

On February 24, 2007, a protest/rally/carnival was held at military recruitment center in Tacoma, WA. This action was planned in coordination with same-day events in Bellingham and Olympia.

We may have easily been outnumbered by police, with a count of 9 cop cars, at least 4 bicycle cops, and one van. Plus the littering of cop cars, bike cops, and even a paddy wagon around the Tacoma mall parking lot wasted some of the State's money and resources, and demonstrated the city of Tacoma's distrust of its residents mobilizing for the interests of the people.

But we held signs, expressed to passersby our opposition to the war and complicity of recruiters in sending people to die and kill for elite interests, handed out some counter-recruitment information to passersby, and some participants went into the center to "get some info about joining the military." A banner reading "END WAR - STOP RECRUITING" was discovered nearby over I-5 the same day.

Iranians Fear U.S. is Preparing to Attack: Interview with David Barsamian, author and radio producer

Portland, 25.02.2007 15:39

Just days after anonymous U.S. military officials in Baghdad briefed reporters on what they asserted was evidence of sophisticated roadside bombs and other weapons provided by Iran to Shiite militias inside Iraq who are attacking U.S. soldiers, the government of Iran has made a counter claim. Officials in Tehran charged that two bombings carried out by Sunni insurgents inside Iran, which killed 11 people and wounded 30, were provoked by the United States and Britain. An Iranian news agency quoted what it said were informed sources as declaring that the explosives used in the bombings were made in the U.S.

Tensions between Washington and Iran have risen in recent weeks over a Feb. 21 U.N. Security Council deadline for Tehran to suspend its enrichment of uranium. This comes as the Bush administration has dispatched two aircraft carrier groups off the coast of Iran and arrested dozens of Iranians, including diplomats, inside Iraq. Iran has reacted to White House saber-rattling with three days of war games staged by the nation's elite Revolutionary Guards, simulating resistance to an enemy air strike.

David Barsamian, an author and radio producer, recently returned from a 10-day trip to Iran. Without restriction or government chaperones, he spoke informally with hundreds of Iranians. Many told him that President Bush's actions have only weakened moderates inside Iran. Between The Lines Scott Harris spoke with Barsamian about how the threat of a U.S. attack is perceived among the Iranians he met and how he believes activists in the U.S. can be most effective in preventing war.

Solidarity with the General Strike in Guinea!

Portland, 25.02.2007 14:39

Eight days after its official beginning, the general strike continues in Guinea. The production of C.G.B, the second leading Bauxite producer in the world, has been halted, the workers also having stopped the trains carrying ore, while the production of the other consortium continues to grind towards a halt (provoking incendiary inflation in the prices of bauxite and aluminum on the world market). All economic activities are paralysed.

It's Just a Farce: Ward Churchill and the Research Misconduct Inquisition

Portland, 25.02.2007 14:39

On May 16th, 2006, an Investigative Committee of the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct at the University of Colorado, Boulder, released its report concerning allegations of research misconduct leveled at Ward L. Churchill, a tenured professor of Native American Studies at the University, and a prolific writer, public speaker, and Native American activist. In the report, the committee stated that it had unanimously found Ward L. Churchill guilty of "serious" and "deliberate" research misconduct.

The report was the culmination of a lengthy year and a half long inquisition initiated against Ward Churchill in retaliation for comments he made in an essay entitled "Some People Push Back" and the follow-up book, On the Justice of Roosting Chickens, both of which concerned the events of 9-11. In the essay, Churchill argued against the popular public belief in the innocence of the World Trade Center victims by labeling them a "technocratic corps" that functioned as the organizers and facilitators of U.S. empire, and comparing them to Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Nazi perpetuated holocaust during World War II.

Immediately, a well coordinated media inquisition began. Headed by Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly, a chorus of moral outrage that spanned the political spectrum grew throughout the country. The goal of this media witch hunt was to force the University of Colorado to fire Ward Churchill for his remarks about 9-11.

The Rape of Sabrine

Portland, 25.02.2007 14:39

Al Jazeerah news channel is running a story of an interview with an Iraqi woman who has accused three Iraqi policeman of raping her after detaining her over this past weekend as part of the security "surge". Her crime was cooking for Sunni insurgents. The Iraqi prime minister has called for an investigation. An Iraqi police official has denied the charge. What is of interest to me is that this story prompted a posting from Riverbend an Iraqi woman who has been blogging from Baghdad for the last almost four years. However for the last six months, her postings have become more infrequent.

As someone who has been following her story, she has been one Iraqi voice who could share her observations and reactions to the American occupation. As her postings have become more infrequent, I became concerned that she had fallen victim to the civil war or perhaps that she and her family had finally decided to leave Baghdad, as so many families have decided to do. She is in her mid 20's, most likely of Sunni background, computer literate and interested in the western culture. Increasingly though her attitudes towards Americans have become more indifferent as the American occupation continues to fail her country. In April of 2005, Al Jazeerah posted an interview

She ends her most recent posting as follows: "And yet, as the situation continues to deteriorate both for Iraqis inside and outside of Iraq, and for Americans inside Iraq, Americans in America are still debating on the state of the war and occupation- are they winning or losing? Is it better or worse. Let me clear it up for any moron with lingering doubts: It's worse. It's over. You lost. You lost the day your tanks rolled into Baghdad to the cheers of your imported, American-trained monkeys. You lost every single family whose home your soldiers violated. You lost every sane, red-blooded Iraqi when the Abu Ghraib pictures came out and verified your atrocities behind prison walls as well as the ones we see in our streets. You lost when you brought murderers, looters, gangsters and militia heads to power and hailed them as Iraq's first democratic government. You lost when a gruesome execution was dubbed your biggest accomplishment. You lost the respect and reputation you once had. You lost more than 3000 troops. That is what you lost America. I hope the oil, at least, made it worthwhile."

No Trident: Campaigners Up the Anti [sic]

United Kingdom, 25.02.2007 14:09

In conjunction with Stop the War Coalition and the British Muslim Initiative, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has called a national demonstration for 24 February, 2007, under the banner "No Trident". In addition to opposition to Trident, however, the demo has been built around the demand for "troops out of Iraq" and, for many people, it will be a protest against all the imperial wars in the Middle East, including Iraq and the looming one on Iran. People will be opposing militarism, the 'war on terror' and will be demanding justice for Palestine.

Notice and discussion of autonomous blocks on the demo can be found here (incl in comments) and here. Scotland's for Peace "Bin the Bomb Roadshow" runs between 16 and 24 February, culminating in a national march and rally on 24 February in Glasgow.

Events: tridentvoteday
Links: CND | Block the Builders | Greenpeace | Trident Ploughshares | Faslane 365 | UK Indymedia topic page
Background: BASIC | Acronym


Athens, 25.02.2007 12:09

Καταπάτηση του Ασύλου

subRADIO: James Petras

Puerto Rico, 25.02.2007 09:39

subRADIO: James Petras en Tribuna Abierta

Bush en Uruguay

Uruguay, 25.02.2007 09:09

Escalada represiva

Volvo Award Finalist

LA, 25.02.2007 07:41


Crystal Lake Update

LA, 25.02.2007 07:41

Los Angeles: Crystal Lake Update

February 25th-28th Grassroots, Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine Tour

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.02.2007 06:10

Feryal Abu Haikal and Mohammed Khatib live in communities that are immediately threatened with destruction and expulsion by the Israeli military and settlers. They will be in the Bay Area from February 25th through 28th to tell of their personal experiences mobilizing their communities to nonviolently resist these measures. Events will be held in Alameda, San Rafael, Moraga, San Jose, and Berkeley. Flyer Thousands of Palestinians and hundreds of Israelis are waging a grassroots, nonviolent campaign of resistance to Israel's apartheid system of military occupation and discrimination against Palestinians. Palestine-Related Events from Indybay's calendar

March and Vigil Planned for Haskell to Protest Immigrant Mistreatment

Austin, 25.02.2007 06:10

Habeas Writ for Hazahza Family Details Allegations of Sexual Harassment, Medical Neglect, Overcrowding, and Isolation Techniques at the Rolling Plains immigration jail in Haskell There's different kinds of angry and Jay Johnson-Castro has tears in his eyes when he thinks about the story of Suzi Hazahza in the immigration prison at Haskell, Texas. But he's not going to cry without doing something to set Suzi free, so next week, he'll do what he usually does with his anger. He'll walk to Haskell and hold a vigil for the release of Suzi Hazahza and "anyone else" being mistreated for their desire to be American. "I'm almost in tears trying to tell you how angry I feel," says Johnson-Castro via cell phone as he drives home to Del Rio, Texas following three weeks of border protest. He's talking now about the story of 20-year-old Suzi Hazahza and how she was subjected to a search so humiliating that she has refused all visitors since early December. "The good news is that all the insane things that have been happening in a disconnected way are finally being connected," says long-time immigration activist Isenberg, reflecting on the grassroots protest and the news coverage that's following. "I honest to gosh believe that everything we have done up to now is adding up to something bigger," says Johnson-Castro, thinking about the Hutto vigils that began with a walk in mid-December. In Haskell, he plans to make the most of the date and place. "It's Texas Independence Day and it's the Governor's home town," he says. "We're going to be looking for freedom for people who are trying to be Americans. And we are going to Gov. Perry's hometown and free the people that need to be freed, and not incarcerate them so that someone can make a profit." Coverage of the 'Huddled Masses' Walk and Vigil, Feb. 28 - Mar. 3 || Related News: Hutto Jail Holds Palestinian Refugees and Children The Rolling Plains immigration jail in Haskell is a "prison enterprise" managed by the Emerald Companies of Louisiana

Disruption of anti-choice gala

Houston, 25.02.2007 06:09

Reproductive rights activists disrupt anti-choice fundraiser

The Peace Plane flies to the Oscars

Miami, 25.02.2007 02:07

The Peace Plane flies to the Oscars

SoFla Interfaith Religious Org protest for tomato pickers fair wage at Burger King Hdqs

Miami, 25.02.2007 02:07

SoFla Interfaith Religious Org protest for tomato pickers fair wage at Burger King Hdqs

Congressman Earl War Meeting 2pm Sunday Feb 25th

Portland, 24.02.2007 22:40

Congressman Blumenauer has met with several religious leaders to discuss his comprehensive peace proposal to end Americaís involvement in Iraq. He would like to hear from people of faith and people from the peace and justice community, and include your ideas in the broader discussion. He will have copies of his legislation available and would like to hear your thoughts on his proposal to end the war.

Please join the discussion- this is your chance to demonstrate your support for ending the war:
Sunday, February 25th at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
DiPrima Dolci Italian Bakery
1936 N. Killingsworth

Olympia Port Militarization Resistance launches campaign to close port to Iraq shipments

Portland, 24.02.2007 18:39

Olympia, WA, February 22, 2007 - Olympia Port Militarization Resistance (OlyPMR), a local grassroots organization, has launched a campaign to end the community's participation in the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq. OlyPMR seeks to prevent the US military from using the Port of Olympia to ship equipment to Iraq as part of President Bush's escalation of the conflict. Olympia Port Militarization Resistance plans public education, lobbying and non-violent civil disobedience designed to end the community's participation in the illegal occupation of Iraq by stopping the US military's use of the Port of Olympia.

Since the US invasion in 2003, the US Army has shipped equipment bound for Iraq through the Port of Olympia. The shipments to Iraq mark the first time in over fifteen years that the Port of Olympia has accepted military cargo. According to Olympia City Councilman TJ Johnson "a majority of Americans and local residents oppose the continued occupation of Iraq, and an even stronger majority oppose Bush's escalation. Using the Port of Olympia to ship equipment to Iraq goes against the will of the majority in the US and within our own community. Therefore, we have a democratic responsibility to resist."

Anti-Recruitment Action in Olympia Saturday February 24th @ 10am

Washington Nazionals' Sidewalk Chalk Ads Deemed Illegal, Being Removed

DC, 24.02.2007 18:10

Feb. 22, 2007: The Washington Nationals baseball team put down illegal chalk advertisements on sidewalks in the District of Columbia this morning. One such advertisement at the corner of Connecticut and K Streets urges passersby to “pledge allegiance” to the Nationals.

photos of the Washington County Peace Vigil 2-21-07

Portland, 24.02.2007 13:09

over 50 people braved the rain and cold tonight to call out Bush's failed policy in Iraq.

Even Bush's lapdog Tony Blair announced that Great Britain is bringing the soldiers home. We must keep the heat on all of our elected representatives. Here in Oregon, we must include Greg Walden as a cheerleader for the failed Bush policy's. Did you see his vote last week on the non-surge resolution? He also voted for the war in 2003. He does not represent Oregon anymore than Gordon Smith does when it comes to the Iraq occupation policy.

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