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Movilizaciones en todo el país

Argentina, 09.04.2007 05:10

Las razones de la lucha



Movilizaciones en todo el país

Argentina, 09.04.2007 05:10

Las razones de la lucha



CREATIVE RESISTANCE

Arizona, 09.04.2007 05:07

Adventures in Illegal Art: Creative Media Resistance and Negativland



Una investigación de Gabi Weber

Argentina, 09.04.2007 04:10

El criminal nazi Adolf Eichmann no fue secuestrado por el Mossad de Argentina



Una investigación de Gabi Weber

Argentina, 09.04.2007 03:10

La mentira histórica: el criminal nazi Adolf Eichmann no fue secuestrado por el Mossad de Argentina



Center Hosts Transgender Empowerment Day

San Diego, 09.04.2007 02:39

The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center in Hillcrest hosted the fourth annual Transgender Empowerment Day April 6. The keynote speakers were female-to-male Transgender attorney Shane L. Caya from San Francisco and former San Diegan male-to-female Transgender activist Amanda Nicole Watson. Over 100 people, both Transgender people and their supporters, attended this event and watched a wide variety of people win awards for helping the Transgender community achieve social recognition and equal rights.



April 7 Coalition March Rally in Los Angeles Draws 75,000

LA, 09.04.2007 02:09

April 7 Coalition March Rally in Los Angeles Draws 75,000



Anti-Racist Action Holds

Cleveland, 09.04.2007 02:07

Anti-Racist Action Holds "Free Palestine" Rally at Wayne State in Detroit



Anti-Racist Action Holds &quot;Free Palestine&quot; Rally on Campus of Wayne State

Cleveland, 09.04.2007 01:07

Anti-Racist Action Holds "Free Palestine" Rally on Campus of Wayne State



An Injury to All: Solidarity w/ laid off Freightliner employees

Portland, 09.04.2007 00:39

In a pronounced display of solidarity, unions and allied organizations protested at the offices of Senators Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith on Wednesday, demanding that the politicians own up to their role in the the recent lay off of 750 employees of Freightliner Portland Truck Plant. On March 30, the company announced plans to relocate the jobs to Mexico.

Members of perhaps a dozen local unions gathered in solidarity with the laid off employees of Portland Truck Plant, which has provided family-wage jobs to area residents since 1947. On March 30, the company announced that it was relocating its plant to Mexico and laying off 750 union employees in the process.

The demonstrators blamed the layoffs on bad trade policies like NAFTA and CAFTA, and directed a challenge to Senators Ron Wyden and Gorden Smith to take stock of their responsibility for these layoffs.

 http://www.citizenstrade.org/oregon.php



Ressurction City Demolished

New Orleans, 08.04.2007 23:41

Ressurction City Demolished



The Long Ordeal of Sami Al-Arian - Civil and Human Rights Advocate and Political Prisoner - by

Arkansas, 08.04.2007 22:10

Sami Al-Arian is one of many dozens, likely hundreds, of political prisoners in the US today but is noteworthy because of his high-profile status and as an especially egregious example of persecution and injustice in post-9/11 America with its climate of state-induced fear and resulting repression with special targeting of Latino immigrants and all Muslims characterized as "Islamofascists" because of their faith and ethnicity.



Bristol Airport's White Elephant

Bristol, 08.04.2007 17:08

+ Blogging Is 10! A Bristol View... summary Anarchist606 writes: Is the expansion a white elephant? Best case scenario, take people off on holiday away from a region that makes its money from tourism and worse case be an unused patch of concrete where country side that could have attracted tourists once was. A couple of items of news caught my eye recently related to the white-elephant that is Bristol Airport's expansion. First was a survey reported in the Independent that said 22% of people would be prepared to fly less as a response to global warming. Assuming the other 78% are not prepared to give up flying at their current level (two trips per year on average, the article did not mention that they would increase their level of flying)- then where is the market for increased airport expansion going to come from? Next was a comment by a government bod in a debate with George Monbiot on the Today Program where he said they needed to look again at current airport expansion plans. Monbiot was attacking the goverment's lack of real action on the issue. He said that government needed to intervene to stop flying being so subsidised. The government were clearly on the defensive and it got me thinking; Is all the money being spent on planning the expansion going to be wasted by a government who will refuse it (while allowing the go-ahead for bigger airports' expansion) desperate to appear to be doing something about global warming? Full Article| Bristol Airport's White Elephant | Stop Bristol Airport Expansion | GoZero - Chew Magna - An Example To Us All? |BLOGGING IS 10! A BRISTOL VIEW... Full ArticleBlogging is 10! Happy Birthday Blogging! The Guardian reported the anniversary with the first words uttered on the first blog; "Check this out. Amazing!" These brief words remind me of another first of communications - the first ever telephone call when Alexander Graham Bell said, "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you." Blogging was derided by many, especially in the mainstream media, but people's desire to communicate has pushed it regardless ... Bristol is no stranger to the blog and I have compiled a list of the ones I know of; Anarchist6[zero]6 | B52 Blog | Blaise School Parent | Blogonian | Bristol Blogger | Bristol Breakcore Scene | Charlile Bolton's Blog | Gusset Blog | Ian Bone | Love & Rage | Nickleberry | Stephen Hilton | Stop the Bristol Arms Trader's Blog | Solidarity Park | Transition Culture | Witenagemont | Other Links: More about blogging | Media Democracy | Bristol Indymedia's Plans To Add Blogs To The Site |Contribute An Article | How To Contribute Articles - A Brief Guide | Add To The Calendar attachments/apr2007/whiteelephantgift.jpg



Ten Peace Activists Arrested in 30th Annual &quot;Good Friday&quot; Demonstration

Philadelphia, 08.04.2007 10:08



Blackwater-Potrero Protest

San Diego, 08.04.2007 07:10

Blackwater USA (1 | 2) is planning to open a training facility outside of Potrero, a rural community in southeast San Diego County. Blackwater is a rightwing mercenary corporation with close ties to the neocons which has operated in Iraq, New Orleans after Katrina and elsewhere. County officials are enthusiastic. Residents, environmentalists and those disturbed by trends towards privatizing military and police functions are opposed.

On thursday, a protest against Blackwater preceded the first hearing where the public has had a chance to ask questions about the plan. Photos from the Protest and Hearing

Additional Information: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6



K-Town Riots: The Eviction of Copenhagen's Finest Squat

San Francisco Bay Area, 08.04.2007 03:39

In the frigid Copenhagen morning of December 14, hundreds of squatters stand unflinchingly beneath visible wisps of breath. Europe's "The Final Countdown" resonates within the historic walls of the brick building at 69 Jagtvej. Masked activists shoot fireworks from the roof as the Danish media ogle from the street below. Twenty-four years after its inception, Ungdomshuset has officially become an illegal squat.



Green Is...Not PG&amp;E: Behind the Green Ink of This Nor Cal Utilities Company

San Francisco Bay Area, 08.04.2007 03:39

Walking around San Francisco, you might have noticed bright green ads featuring cutesy witticisms about what "green is," sponsored by the local utility monopoly PG&E. My favorite ad prominently displays a piece of cow dung with the quote "Green isn't always pretty." Here, PG&E isn't too far off; for them, green is... a lie.



Beyond Petroleum: UC Berkeley Sells Out to Energy Giant

San Francisco Bay Area, 08.04.2007 03:39

With royal fanfare, British Petroleum just donated big money in research funds for UC Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, and the University of Illinois to develop new sources of energy-primarily biotechnology to produce biofuel crops. This comes on the anniversary of Berkeley's hapless research deal with seed giant Novartis ten years ago. However, at 500 million dollars, the BP grant dwarfs Novartis' investment by a factor of ten. The graphics of the announcement were unmistakable: BP's corporate logo is perfectly aligned with the flags of the Nation, the State, and the University.



Costa Rica's Last Stand: Widespread Resistance Halts Implementation of CAFTA

San Francisco Bay Area, 08.04.2007 03:39

While the passage of the Central American Free Trade Area (CAFTA in English, TLC in Spanish) is a distant memory in the public political debate, implementation of the treaty continues to meet organized, spirited opposition in Costa Rica. In the US, activists are standing in solidarity with continued opposition and resistance.



Welcome to Rossport, Ireland. Population: Pipeline

San Francisco Bay Area, 08.04.2007 03:39

In June of 2005, in a village called Rossport in Northwest Ireland, residents began to notice an unusual number of trucks carrying pipeline on their roads. There were so many trucks, in fact, that it was sometimes impossible to travel anywhere as these giant lorries could fully eclipse the narrow country lanes.



Shipyard strike ends

New Orleans, 08.04.2007 00:41

Striking Shipyard Workers Accept Contract Offer



Send Sen. Mikulski to Iraq, Not the MD National Guard!

DC, 08.04.2007 00:12

As Marylanders prepare to celebrate Easter, some of them, members of the state’s National Guard, are receiving a notice from the Pentagon. It says that they will be deployed to Iraq. They are being called up to fulfill the insane “Surge” strategy of the Bush-Cheney Gang. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) has voted to fund the “Surge.” She is complicit in that regime's wrongdoing. I say: Keep the MD National Guard home and send Sen. Mikulski to Iraq!



A Message from First Lady Laura Bush

DC, 08.04.2007 00:12

Annual Easter Cluster Bomb Hunt is set for Monday at Lafayette Park. Please join us!



Children and Parents Protest Library Lockout

Rogue Valley, 08.04.2007 00:11

All fifteen branches of the Jackson County Library closed and 115 county employees lost their jobs, while in Ashland Oregon, a group of children staged a sit-in, protesting the largest library closure in US history.



Making a Killing: America's Private Army and the Business of War

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.04.2007 21:40

On January 20th the Iraqi resistance shot down a Blackhawk helicopter killing thirteen American soldiers. Three days later, just hours before Bush would give his State of the Union address, a Little Bird helicopter was shot down, killing five more Americans-but this incident didn't make nearly the amount of news as the former. While the five men died in combat, they were not members of the US military. They were employees of Blackwater USA, the shining star in a new breed of corporation specializing in private soldiers-also known as mercenaries.



Rust Belt Ruckus: Inhabiting Industrial Collapse

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.04.2007 21:40

Staring off of my porch toward the river I see dozens of buildings: dilapidated, sinking into the river, being demolished, and wasting away. I scan the horizon, and through the blizzard I see a huge city, a once bustling metropolis, now eerily silent. I look down my street, and on either side are vacancies; some in bad shape but the majority are inhabitable. I stand on the porch of the biggest one I could find and smile, and then I go back inside and stoke the fire. Life is good to me, and I feel invincible. There is an old Earth First! slogan that comes to mind: "visualize industrial collapse." Not only can I visualize it by looking out the window, but I am living here-right smack dab in the midst of it-like a king.



The Home Front: Resistance Spreads as Iraq Veterans Return

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.04.2007 21:40

When Jeff Englehart, Thomas Cassidy, and Joe Hatcher joined the Army in early 2001 they were looking for a change of pace and some college money. A few months later, however, the Twin Towers were smoldering, the 'war on terror' was growing from their ashes, and what it meant to be a US soldier was changed dramatically. They three strangers met in the Army and soon found themselves stationed in Iraq, where they served in and around the violent Sunni Triangle from February 2004 until February 2005.



Gatillo fácil

Argentina, 07.04.2007 18:40

El largo camino hacia la justicia



Gatillo Fácil

Argentina, 07.04.2007 18:40

El largo camino hacia la justicia



Bradford Climate Change Action

United Kingdom, 07.04.2007 16:10

Today Bradford witnessed the unusual sight of a placard-waving polar bear. The placard, with the simple message; “You fly, I die”, was aimed at the selfish minority who continue to fly despite this being a major contributor to climate change – and the fastest rising source of carbon dioxide emissions in Western Europe.

The bear and his human friends visited a variety of travel agents in the city centre with a letter asking that the climate criminals stop destroying the Arctic. After that, he made his way to the Tomas Cook call centre on Godwin Street, where several local residents had erected a banner and were busy posting the windows with “You Fly, They Die” stickers.

See also the original newswire post and a previous Bradford climate change action



Unidad

Colombia, 07.04.2007 16:09

El Encuentro Nacional Agropecuario contra la Política Rural Uribista



4th Anniversary of the Iraq War Declaration of Peace

Philadelphia, 07.04.2007 15:08



Journalist Josh Wolf released from prison

Portland, 07.04.2007 13:38

"It took 226 days, but it was worth every second to get what I wanted from day one, which is that I will not have to testify before the grand jury about the events at the protest or the identities of participants. The demand for my testimony before the grand jury was the true assault on my code of ethics and, as I have stated previously, there will be, and has been no compromise to this resolute principle.

"Today, I posted the video footage to my web site www.joshwolf.net/ so that the public will have the opportunity to see that there is nothing of value in this unpublished footage. As there is no sensitive material on the tape, there was no reason to remain in prison, given the fact that I got what I wanted from day one - the right to protect journalists from having to testify before a grand jury.

"Until now, I had no assurances that publishing the video would lead to my release and furthermore had every indication that it would have the opposite result and indicate to the judge that the so-called coercive effect was working. That has changed.

"I do feel that my unpublished materials should be protected by a Federal Shield and moving forward, that is where I will focus my efforts. Journalist should have the right to be protected from testifying before a grand jury and I will not stop fighting until there is a law that protects us."



Surge Protection Grannies Mourn at Recruiting Station on Good Friday - 6 Arrested

Portland, 07.04.2007 13:38

The Surge Protection Brigade held a vigil in front of the Army Recruitment center at NE Broadway in Portland for the tenth week on Good Friday, April 6 2007. They brought flowers and artificial blood to memorialize the lives lost in the Iraq war. "Good Friday is a solemn day, and we are expressing our grief and mourning the death of our US military: young men and women who were sent on a mission based on deceit and greed. We also mourn the Iraqis, the hundreds of thousands of lives shattered by this ill-conceived occupation," said Terri Grayum, a spokesperson for the group who was charged for blocking doors at the recruitment center on March 21.

Officers passed by throughout the morning. At about 11:00 they came back to the vigil to discover the sidewalk covered with splatters of "blood" and handprints on the windows. Six people were arrested. They were first taken to NE Precinct in squad cars, but rather than releasing them they were then transported by police van to the Justice Center for new fingerprints and mug shots. They were held for a total of about six hours.



Fouad Kaady was MURDERED!

Portland, 07.04.2007 13:38

Most of the details may be learned by merely Googling Fouad Kaady, or better still, by using the "search" function here, on PDX Indy. I will simply restate the low points here:

On September 6, 2005, a warm day here in the Northwest, Fouad Kaady, then just twenty eight years old, had some kind of car trouble. His pickup ran out of gas, or some other problem occurred, causing him to have to leave it parked on a Gresham street, while he went in search of a cure. He went to his parents' home, picked up a gas can, and borrowed his parents car. No one is really sure what happened at this point, but Fouad is next reported as being involved in several "hit and run" accidents on a rural Clackamas County road. From most witness accounts, he may have been experiencing a fire within the cab of his vehicle, and rather than hit and run, may more likely have been simply out of control and on fire. Finally, he ran off the roadway, and baled out of the burning car, with his shorts on fire. Naturally, he abandoned his burning clothes, and may have been out of his mind with pain from this time on. He ran into the woods, and emerged about a half mile from his entry point.

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Portland Indy Video Collective Announces: Fouad Kaady Video Finally Complete

You've heard the lies. Now come and learn the truth.

For 18 months, the police and the corporate media have claimed that the killing of Fouad Kaady was justified. They said he was on drugs. They said they feared for their lives. They said he threatened to kill them. They said officers "never violated policies or procedures."

We beg to differ.

Believe it or not, this story is told in the officers' own words. And you won't even believe what you hear.

The video will be showing on Saturday, April 21st, at 7pm, at the Watershed. Stay tuned to this site for further details.

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US Bomber Range; from Fairford to Diego Garcia

Bristol, 07.04.2007 12:07

Diego Garcia - Another Face Of Fairford Diego Garcia - Another Face Of Fairford With the Fairford Retrials due to begin shortly - and a full timetable of trial dates expected soon - a story related to these trials which is often out of the picture, is the importance of Fairford as 1 of only 4 bases in the world fully equipped to house the U.S B-2 Stealth Bomber. Another of those bases is Diego Garcia...a reef island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and part of British 'Territory'. These 2 bases are part of a network of 4 bases, including Guam and Whiteman, which enable the B-2 Stealth Bomber to refuel, reload and repair, and bomb anywhere in the World....Diego Garcia was also used to bomb Iraq in March and April 2003, and continues to be a vital and active U.S Base. Diego Garcia was probably the preferred base for the B-2 during this opening bombing campaign. No doubt in part a result of concerns about the very actions the Fairford 5 indeed attempted to carry out. But what makes Diego Garcia especially interesting, not just in military, but also in humanitarian terms and in terms of crimes committed by the British, is that prior to 1965 Diego Garcia was a long inhabited island.... Full article.| Diego Garcia - Another Face Of Fairford | More About Diego Garcia (GlobalSecurity.org) | DIEGO GARCIA / CHAGOS ISLANDS PETITION (petitions.pm.gov.uk) | STOP THE PERSECUTION OF THE FAIRFORD 5 | Related News: Bristol Neo-Labour MPs and the War in Iraq | Tactical Voting: Getting Neo-Labour Out! | Regional Anti-War Newsletter (+ Environmental Events) : March / April 2007 | 4th Anniversary Of Iraq Invasion | Fairford Disarmers Re-Trials |Contribute An Article | How To Contribute Articles - A Brief Guide | Add To The Calendar



Controversial Miami Virginia Key Master Plan: Your participation is critical

Miami, 07.04.2007 04:07

Controversial Miami Virginia Key Master Plan: Your participation is critical



Golden Cross Workers Deserve Better

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.04.2007 03:39

Workers at a Fresno Convalescent hospital in Fresno are fighting for a living wage. Today they held an informational picket line.



Clandestines Re-loaded: Leaving This Stage of History

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.04.2007 03:39

1. The Quiet Apocalypse of Rising Tides Climate change is everywhere, and the somewhat momentous report released February 3 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that climate change is man-made, and unstoppable. The 21-page report, described as conservative by the IPCC itself, says man-made emissions of greenhouse gases are to blame for heat waves, floods and heavy rains, droughts and stronger storms (particularly in the Atlantic Ocean), melting ice-caps and raising sea-levels.



SECOND COMING: The infamous SDS is back. And now it's local

Miami, 07.04.2007 03:37

SECOND COMING: The infamous SDS is back. And now it's local



Food Not Bombs arrest in Orlando

Miami, 07.04.2007 03:37

Food Not Bombs arrest in Orlando



cortan luro e irigoyen

Argentina, 07.04.2007 02:39

Acción en repudio al asesinato de Carlos Fuentealba



On opposite sides of the planet, two prisoners are free!

Aotearoa, 07.04.2007 01:12

On Thursday 6th April, Hossein (Thomas) Yadegary, an Iranian born chef, was released from Auckland's Mt Eden Prison, where he had been for 30 months after refusing to sign an order for his deportation. Yadegary arrived in Aotearoa in 1993, and made 3 failed bids for refugee status.

As a Muslim who has converted to Christianity, Yadegary could potentially face the death penalty if sent back to Iran. He was sent to prison by the District Court, which has continually extended his prison sentence in an effort to force him to sign his application for an Iranian passport, required for his deportation.

In December, Yadegary applied for a judicial review of his case in the High Court. Two weeks ago Clayton Cosgrove, the Immigration Minister, rejected an appeal for Yadegary's release, but on Thursday the High Court decided his detention served no purpose and released him.

Yadegary could still face deportation, but for now has been freed on restrictive bail conditions which include a 7pm to 7am curfew and reporting to Police 3 times a week.

Links: Global Peace & Justice Auckland Press Release | Green Party Press Release

Meanwhile, in the USA, Anarchist journalist Josh Wolf was freed from Federal Custody after 7 & 1/2 months in prison on April 3rd. Wolf was imprisoned for refusing to turn over video he had shot at a protest to a federal grand jury. Wolf was in prison for longer than any other journalist in US history.

Links: IndyBay Coverage | Josh's Blog | Interview with Josh from Democracy Now



Open Letter to Mayor Villaraigosa

LA, 06.04.2007 22:39

Open Letter to Mayor Villaraigosa



Yellowstone Park? No, Farragut Square park

DC, 06.04.2007 22:11

"The crime is camping, and here apparently it is a crime to lay on a bench because protecting a statue of David Farragut from everything except the pigeon shit is more important to our national heritage than are the poorest residents of our city who have no rooves over their heads."



&quot;We are Marching for our Penn Guards&quot;

Philadelphia, 06.04.2007 22:08



Police fight lawsuit over misconduct documents

Chicago, 06.04.2007 18:11

A series of Chicago police documents which outline a wide range of police misconduct charges, and which were produced during a recent trial although not made public, are the focus of a lawsuit by an independent Chicago-area journalist.

Chicago journalist Jamie Kalven has filed a motion to intervene which seeks assorted police documents. The documents were produced during litigation in the recent Bond case, in which prosecutors sought private notes belonging to Kalven. Kalven won the suit.

The documents in question "include a list of Chicago police officers who have been repeatedly charged with official misconduct, documents that reveal how the CPD addresses or fails to address misconduct charges, and the complaint files of the individual officer defendants." According to Kalven, the City has until April 13 to respond to the motion. Read more.

Additional resources: Exchange with Dept. Supt. Kirby | Kicking the Pigeon



Hayward Teachers Go On Strike

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2007 12:11

On April 5th, over a thousand teachers in the Hayward Unified School District went on strike. Pickets took place throughout the day in front of the 38 school sites in the 20,000-student Hayward district. There was also a noon rally of parents, teachers and other supporters in Birchfield Park.



Homes Not Jails Rally, March and Occupation

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2007 12:11

On Saturday, April 7th, Homes Not Jails activists will be occupying a long-vacant building in San Francisco from which all the tenants were Ellis evicted several years ago. The housing takeover will be a protest against real estate speculation that has been leading to homelessness. At 12pm, supporters will rally at Mission and 24th St and then march to the site of the occupied building.



U.S. Marine Robert Zabala Granted Conscientious Objector Status

Santa Cruz, CA, 06.04.2007 12:10

Robert Zabala, a UC Santa Cruz alumni currently living in San Jose, is finally receiving his release from the U.S. Marines. They had previously denied his Conscientious Objector application, filed in 2004. On Tuesday, April 3, a federal judge in San Jose ordered the Marines to discharge him within 15 days. He was supported by the GI Rights Hotline, including counselors from the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz.




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