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Community and labor groups kick-off boycott of Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Boston, 13.07.2007 18:08

East Boston (July 12, 2007) - Outraged by flagrant management retaliation against a good faith effort by Enterprise Rent-A-Car workers to improve their wages and working conditions, a broad coalition of labor and community organizations -- and many elected officials -- announced their support for a consumer boycott of the company. The effort is designed to level economic pressure on the nation’s largest auto rental employer because of its abuse of workers’ rights at its East Boston airport rental facility.



7/21! Check Out What's Happening at the Summer Really Really Free Market!

NYC, 13.07.2007 15:38

Everyone's favorite open-air bazaar and community celebration returns this summer with a vengeance! The Summer Really Really Free Market is ready to have fun fighting capitalism AND boredom, BUT needs YOU to help make it the best one yet!



Firefighters Challenge Giuliani’s Self-Proclaimed ‘Leadership Experience’

NYC, 13.07.2007 15:38

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani portrays himself as the hero of Sept. 11, and the media takes this claim for granted. But New York City firefighters, who know best, say it’s a different story.



ΕΡΓΑΤΙΚΑ

Athens, 13.07.2007 15:08

Εργασιακός "Καύσωνας" 2007



Palestina in guerra

Switzerland, 13.07.2007 14:10

Il dramma della Palestina oggi è il cuore della crisi dell'Impero.
La dottrina della guerra permanente per esportare democrazia ben nasconde le reali motivazioni di controllo globale di popoli, risorse e territori.

La Palestina diventa una sorta di tabù, dove si concentrano le contraddizioni del nostro mondo. Un popolo che ha fatto della laicità e della fratellanza il suo cammino, è ora sospeso tra la diffusione della deriva islamica e della corruzione istituzionale, con l’obiettivo imposto di una chiara e netta separazione tra la striscia di Gaza e la Cisgiordania.
L’ostracismo strategico delle Istituzioni Mondiali, di Usa, Israele e della Comunità Europea che, dagli accordi di Oslo, hanno fatto di tutto per spezzare la Palestina, non riesce però a spezzare la dignità di un popolo che sopravvive in condizioni drammatiche.

Simbolo del terrore che condiziona il nostro presente, la Palestina che non ha diritto a governarsi, la Palestina laboratorio di strategie repressive, la Palestina circondata dal muro della vergogna, la Palestina divisa tra l’idea di Stato binazionale e il sogno di uno Stato unico, riuscirà comunque a rigenerarsi dalle sue ceneri.

::Approfondimenti::
La strategia di Israele per la Palestina e il Medioriente | Da Aqaba a Sharm, l’imbroglio dei festival della pace

::Link:: Stop the wall | Anarchici contro il muro | ICAHD | Collective Urgence Palestine | Indymedia Palestina | Indymedia Israele | Forum Palestina | Sport sotto l’assedio | freepalestine.noblogs.org | Tactical Media Crew



San Diego State Court Judge Breaks Law!!

San Diego, 13.07.2007 10:38

Update on current court status of Medical Marijuana patient, Nathan Archer: I am a qualified and verified medical marijuana patient going through a medical marijuana trial process in San Diego.

The first day we entered the court we were to decide what is admissible evidence, which format of instructions would be read to the jury and still jury selection. The judge exhibited her first willingness to break the law by supporting with the DA, Robert Bruce, requested that my doctors recommendation that I use medical cannabis would not be admissible as evidence. [ this left me absolutely defenseless, being unable to support my status as a valid medical marijuana patient.]...

Previous Coverage || Related: DEA Raids SD Medical Marijuana Dispensaries | DA Dumanis Lies About Law | The Love and Death of a San Diego Activist | Medical Cannabis Advocates Decry Increase in State's MMJ Patient Cards



Friday the 13th HONK TO IMPEACH

San Diego, 13.07.2007 10:07

Enthusiasm for impeachment is alive and well. Nearly half of the US public wants President George W. Bush to face impeachment, and even more favor that fate for Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a poll released on July 6, 2007.

Join us at the intersection of 11th Ave and A St in downtown San Diego from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM this Friday, July 13th, 2007. Bring signs, banners, noisemakers, etc.

Stay tuned to this website for future “HONK TO IMPEACH” actions.

Download Petition to Push SD City Council to Pass An Impeachment Resolution



デビッド・ロビックス・ツアー/David Rovics in Japan

Japan, 13.07.2007 09:07

米国で反戦、社会問題を歌って著名なフォーク・シンガー&活動家デヴィッド・ロビックス氏が7月、日本ツアーを行います。 A singer songwriter and well known political activist David Rovics will tour around Japan in July. Check David out at http://www.davidrovics.com/



Le nostre idee non moriranno mai

Switzerland, 13.07.2007 06:07

Senza far rumore, in mediatico silenzio, in puro "Helvetia style", ma ormai si può parlare di una vera e propria ondata repressiva in Svizzera contro gli spazi sociali autogestiti.

Da tempo lo storico squat ginevrino Rhino è minacciato di sgombero, pur avendo raccolto attorno a sé un'enorme solidarietà [1 - 2].

Ad inizio maggio lo sgombero dello Steingraben 51, l'hotel occupato a Basilea.

Dalle minacce sono invece purtroppo passati alle vie di fatto contro un altro squat ginevrino, lo spazio libertario La Tour [qui una sintesi della sua storia].
La mattina del 10 luglio è stato sgomberato [1 - 2 - 3 - foto].
Durante tutto il giorno molt* si sono concentrati davanti allo squat e circa 250 compagn* hanno occupato pacificamente la zona.
A fine giornata la polizia ha attaccato chi solidarizzava con La Tour.



Sozialpartnerschaft oder Klassenkampf? BauarbeiterInnen in Bewegung

Switzerland, 13.07.2007 06:07

Am 3. Mai 2007 hat der Schweizerische Baumeisterverband (SBV) nach intensiven Verhandlungen über Teile des geltenden Landesmantelvertrages (LMV) im Bauhauptgewerbe den Kontakt mit den Gewerkschaften abgebrochen. Drei Wochen später, am 23. Mai 2007, haben die Delegierten des SBV beschlossen, den LMV per 30. September 2007 zu kündigen. Dies ist ein brutale Attacke der herrschenden Klasse gegen die BauarbeiterInnen. Denn ohne LMV sind massive Verschlechterungen der Arbeitsbedingungen vorprogrammiert. Ohne allgemeinverbindlichen Gesamtarbeitsvertrag mit verbindlichen Mindestlöhnen wird dem – bereits jetzt nur schwer kontrollierbaren – Lohn- und Sozialdumping Tür und Tor geöffnet.

Im Juni fanden nun schon viele Aktionen in der ganzen Schweiz statt; angefangen in Rheinfelden, Basel, wo die Unia Basel Bundesrat Leuenberger einen Protestbrief und einen Sheriffstern überreichte und einer Berufskonferenz und Demonstration von 300 ArbeiterInnen in Bern. Am 18. Juni stand auf allen wichtigen Genfer Baustellen am Vormittag die Arbeit während mehreren Stunden still. Unter dem Slogan «Keine Arbeit ohne LMV» zogen 3000 BauarbeiterInnen durch die Genfer Innenstadt bis vor den Sitz des Genfer Baumeisterverbandes, wo sie lautstark ihren Unmut über die Kündigung des Gesamtarbeitsvertrages auf Ende September zum Ausdruck brachten ( 1 ). In Luzern strömten am 29.6. über 2000 ArbeiterInnen auf die Strasse, 5 mal mehr als angemeldet. Auf insgesamt 17 Baustellen in Luzern wurden die Arbeiten eingestellt. Vor dem Kongresszentrum KKL, wo der SBV seine jährliche Generalversammlung abhielt, flogen in hohem Bogen Hühnereier auf die arroganten Bonzen. Es wurde sehr schnell klar, dass sich so nah am Haupteingang nur noch Gewerkschaftsfunktionäre aufhielten. Sofort wurden die Eierwerfer von diesen an der Arbeit gehindert. Neben einem unhübschen Einsatz von Fahnenstangen gegen die eigenen Leute, erklärten die gewerkschaftlichen Ordner solche Aktionen würden der Sache schaden. Von „ihr bewerft unsere Kollegen da oben“, über „das darf nicht eskalieren“ bis hin zu „das ist unsere Demo und ihr habt euch unterzuordnen“ kam der ganze Argumentationskatalog. ( Berichte: Aufbau | Unia 1 | 2 )

Die Berufskonferenz in Bern beschloss einstimmig einen Aktionsplan, welcher Protestaktionen und eine nationale Kundgebung am 22. September in Zürich vorsieht und nach dem Ende der Friedenspflicht ab Oktober härtere Kampfmassnahmen einplant. Über Streikmassnahmen soll eine Urabstimmung durchgeführt werden.

Links: FAU Bern | Revolutionärer Aufbau | Unia Kampagne | Libteräre Aktion Winterthur | Boillat 1 | 2



InJustice

United Kingdom, 13.07.2007 03:38

Last Tuesday (10 July), Indymedia Birmingham, in conjunction with the Mikey Powell Campaign, screened Injustice, a powerful film about deaths in police custody and the the victims' families' struggles for justice. The screening, which was held at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham, was preceded and followed by talks by Tippa Naphtali, a cousin of Mikey Powell, who died at the hands of police in Handsworth, Birmingham, in 2003.

The film was preceded by a short interview with Romana Africa, the sole adult survivor of the FBI's bombing of the MOVE organisation's home in Philadelphia in 1985. The only justice, she stressed, is to bring down the "vicious, rotten system" that caused and continues to cause such injustices. Last month Indymedia Birmingham had shown a new documentary about MOVE at the Drum to galvanise support for the MOVE 9 and Mumia Abu-Jamal [Mainstream media ignore the plight of MOVE 9 and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal | Radio interview with Ramona Africa and Fred Riley from MOVE].

Links: Mikey Powell Campaign | 4WardEver | MOVE



2200 pibes asesinados por el gatillo fácil en democracia

Argentina, 13.07.2007 02:38

Jornada cultural antirrepresiva: Viernes 20:00hs



Detenciones en Corral de Bustos

Argentina, 13.07.2007 02:08

El gobierno de De La Sota penaliza la protesta social



Ulus Baker yaşamını yitirdi

Istanbul, 12.07.2007 23:10

Ulus Baker yaşamını yitirdi



Kudos to Metrobus for Seven Corners Reax

DC, 12.07.2007 15:08

Metrobus did the right thing at Seven Corners Shopping Center.



Arms company attacked

Scotland, 12.07.2007 12:09

The Fuck The War Coalition smashed dozens of windows of the arms-trading company Selex this morning.



Spaniens Regierung überraschend umgebildet

Germany, 12.07.2007 12:08

Am Montag legten vier neue Minister in Madrid ihren Amtseid beim spanischen König ab. Denn am vergangenen Freitag hatte Ministerpräsident José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero die Regierung überraschend, acht Monate vor den Parlamentswahlen, umgebildet. Darin zeigt sich die Nervosität der Sozialisten (PSOE), welche die Regional- und Kommunalwahlen im Mai gegen die konservative Volkspartei (PP) verloren haben. Zapatero will nun die "Wahlversprechen vollständig" in den "wichtigen Bereichen für das Land und für die Interessen seiner Bürger" umsetzen. Vor der drohenden Schlappe bei den Wahlen will er Zuversicht zeigen und "Änderungen und Projekte für die nächste Legislaturperiode vorbereiten".



From the Newswire

Perth, 12.07.2007 11:08

Rock Against Racism - Friday 23th July - CITY FARM



800 Hospital cleaners locked out after strike action

Aotearoa, 12.07.2007 10:08

Around 800 workers contracted to Spotless Services Ltd have been locked out of their kitchen, orderly and cleaning jobs at 13 public hospitals across the country on Thursday July 12th after they attempted to start industrial action, striking for 55 minutes of every hour, 24 hours a day in their struggle for better wages and conditions.

The workers are members of the Service & Food Workers Union (SFWU) and have all been served with 14 day lockout notices. The SFWU took Spotless Services Ltd to the Employment Court, after Spotlight claimed the strike action would pose a health and safety hazard at the hospitals, but the Court agreed with Spotlight and said the lockout notices were justified. The lockout is the largest ever of public hospital workers.

SFWU spokesman Alastair Duncan said striking workers planned to present themselves for work and take industrial action as planned, but if they were physically prevented from working they would comply.

Pickets at the Hospitals will continue, and workers and their supporters will also picket outside the headquarters of Spotless Services in Auckland on Friday 13th July at 10.30am, 600 Great South Road, Penrose.

Automatic $10 donations to the lockout fund can be made by calling 0900 LOCKOUT (0900 56256)

Links: Service & Food Workers Union

Video: Picket at Waitakere Hospital | Picket at Middlemore Hospital



Chickpeapaloza

Houston, 12.07.2007 09:39

Chickpeapaloza: Goodbye party for IMC volunteer/ community activist Renee Feltz



International Day of Action: Stop the Genocide on Stolen Aboriginal Land

Aotearoa, 12.07.2007 08:08

Actions are being held against Howard's invasion of Aboriginal Communities throughout Australia, New Zealand and in London. A call for a tourist boycott of Australia has begun circulating in the International community.

Robbie Thorpe, from the Krautungalung people of the Gunnai Nation, the traditional owners of Lake Tyers, and a spokesperson for the Black GST and Camp Sovereignty said:

“The Howard Settler Governments invasion of the Northern territory is land-grabbing racism nothing more. This invasion is part of the neo liberal structural adjustment programme of Intuitions such as the World, Bank, and the IMF & APEC to diminish and extinguish Indigenous rights forever.

“It is no surprise to see that the four countries that are blocking the passage of the Draft Declaration of indigenous rights through the United Nations, Australia, New Zealand, United States & Canada, they are the same four states that as part of APEC are raping the marine ocean environment in the Pacific, and are further oppressing & eroding the hard won rights of their Indigenous Nations & Peoples through out the world and within their own countries. What is happening to our brothers and sisters in the NT, is part of that process, part of that genocide.”


Te Upoko o te Ika/Wellington

12:30-1:30pm Friday July 13th, Demo at Australian Embassy (Hobson St, Thorndon). Meet at the park over the road from 12:15pm.

12-2pm Saturday July 14th, Rally and march from Midland Park to Te Aro park, Central Wellington. [ Call Out ]

Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland

11am-12pm Saturday July 14th, Rally and march from Britomart Transport Centre to Australian Consulate [ Call Out ]

Ōtepoti/ Dunedin

12pm- Saturday July 14th, The crew in Dunedin will be Setting up a Tent Embassy in the Octagon

We aim to:
- Send a loud and clear message of solidarity to the indigenous peoples suffering from Howard's racist attacks on human rights.
- Raise awareness of issues concerning colonisation and stolen land, racism, family violence, and how indigenous peoples throughout the South Pacific face further loss of land to big mining companies.

We stand in solidarity with the International Day of Action against Howard's land grab-

*Stop the Genocide on Stolen Aboriginal Land

*End Aboriginal deaths in Custody! Justice for Mulrunji and all killed in custody.

*Implement the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody! brbr *Land rights not mining rights! No new mines, no new dumps!

*Fund community controlled services, not troops, cops and martial law!

*Social well-fair, not social control! brbr *Aboriginal control of Aboriginal affairs! Treaty NOW!

AIMC Feature: Resistance is Existence: Aotearoa stands in solidarity against Australian Racism



Ley Antiterrorista

Argentina, 12.07.2007 03:38

Con el objetivo de siempre: oprimir, dominar, matar



ACLU Defends IMC Reporter, Police Chief Responds

United States, 12.07.2007 03:37

As reported in the June/July issue of the Public i newspaper, I was kicked out of a press conference held by Champaign Police Chief R.T. Finney after three of his officers were shot in West Side Park on June 7, 2007. I had barely sat down at the press conference before Finney’s second-in-command, Troy Daniels, tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to leave. I did not even have the chance to be disorderly or ask a question – although I was planning to make no comment about the shooting. Outside, I was approached by Finney who told me I was not a legitimate member of the press. “I choose who I want to talk to,” he told me. Read more | June 8 Report: IMC Reporter Kicked Out of Press Conference

Related: Portland Videographer Assaulted by Portland Police Officer to Sue City



Chilean Activist Victor Toro Detained By Homeland Security in Rochester--Held in Auburn

United States, 12.07.2007 03:37

Update 7/11: Victor Toro Released on Bail

The well known Chilean political activist, and former political prisoner Victor Toro (La Pena Del Bronx) was arrested by a division of the Office of Homeland Security on July 6th, 2007. The arresting agency was the US Border Patrol. Victor Toro was detained in the city of Rochester, New York and has been transfered to and detained at the Cayuga County Jail in Auburn, NY.

More Information: en Español | Victor Toro: Chilean Revolutionary | Vamos a la Peña del Bronx Receives Union Square Award | message board post with Bail/Legal Defense info | Víctor Toro: un mirista en Nueva York



Another world or another mistake?

United States, 12.07.2007 03:37

From the POOR News Network: Poverty, Race, Disability, Youth and Indigenous Scholars from POOR Magazine travel to the US Social Forum to realize a new world of media production..By Any Means Necessary

"[N]otwithstanding the radical goals and objectives of the Forums... the media production is led by the same folks who always make media, who always have the channels of access and privilege."

Photo by Gary Spotted Wolf/PNN



Ley Antiterrorista

Argentina, 12.07.2007 02:38

Con el objetivo de siempre: oprimir, dominar, matar



Teaching Assistants Fight for Workload Protections at UC Campuses

Santa Cruz, CA, 12.07.2007 01:08

On June 12th, teaching assistants and other members of UAW Local 2865 held a grade-in at the Baytree Plaza at UC Santa Cruz as part of a statewide action to highlight the UAW's demand for better protections against excessive workload. The action turned out over a thousand TA�’s, readers, and tutors across seven UC campuses. In the bargaining session that took place June 18th and 19th, progress was made towards adding protections against discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or gender identity.



Spirit World Greets Corbin Harney

Portland, 11.07.2007 23:42

July 10, 2007 (TurtleIsland). Corbin Harney Spiritual Leader of the Western Shoshone Nation crossed over at 11:00 a.m. this morning in a house on a sacred mountain near Santa Rosa, CA (Turtle Island). He had dedicated his life to fighting the nuclear testing and dumping. That battle claimed his life through cancer.

Before he passed, he said to remember:

"We are one people. We cannot separate ourselves now. There are many good things to be done for our people and for the world. It is important to let things be good. And it is important to teach the younger generation so that things are not lost."

http://shundahai.org/Water_Song.mp3



DC Council &quot;Emergency&quot; Resolution OKs Corporate Land Grab

DC, 11.07.2007 23:09

On Tuesday night, I witnessed a disgraceful display of graft in the Council chambers. Member Jack Evans, who never met a developer he didn't like, managed to get a sweetheart deal through Council under the guise of an “emergency” resolution...



Summer Reruns, Summer Soldiers, Summer Blockbusters

DC, 11.07.2007 23:09

There is an old saying that no news is good news. Whatever the validity of that statement is there is no denying that it is hard to get a focus what to make of latest political news as summer bears down on us. However, here are a few comments…



Cameravrees bij politie

Netherlands, 11.07.2007 22:38

Ongeveer twee maanden geleden is Indymedia Nederland door de politie gebeld met de vraag een foto te verwijderen van een politieagente die zichzelf herkende en dit niet kon waarderen, er werd geschermd met portretrecht en auteursrecht en gedreigd met juridische stappen. Na geantwoord te hebben dat we er niet te veel voor voelden de foto's, die duidelijk nieuwswaarde hadden, zo maar te verwijderen hebben we er niks meer van gehoord. Zaak afgedaan zo dachten wij (Politie gedreigd wij geweigerd zoals wel vaker) tot dat we op geenstijl vandaag een filmpje zagen met daarin dezelfde vrouw en hetzelfde verhaal van dreigen met rechtzaken.
Blijkbaar is dit het nieuwe beleid om te voorkomen dat er beeldmatriaal op internet verschijnt met foto's van agenten die hun werk doen. Dat een heel politiekorps daarbij het recht op vrije nieuwsgaring ondergeschikt maakt aan de privé-grillen van 1 collega, iemand in een publieke functie is een verontrustende ontwikkeling.

Links



&quot;Bookin' for Daniel&quot;: A Marathon Run for Daniel McGowan

Portland, 11.07.2007 21:39

A participant in an organized marathon this summer will run its full 26 miles and 385 yards in order to raise funds and show support for eco-defense prisoner Daniel McGowan. All proceeds from this run will go directly to Daniel McGowan's educational fund. This fund will assist with payment for Daniel's master's degree, which he will complete while serving a seven-year sentence in federal prison.

Daniel McGowan is an environmental and social justice activist from New York City. He was arrested in a multi-state raid against the environmental community that revealed itself to be part of a much larger wave of repression known as the "Green Scare." On June 4, 2007 McGowan was sentenced to seven years in prison for charges of conspiracy and arson. During his sentencing, Daniel was given a "terrorism" enhancement to his sentence, based on his involvement in acts of property destruction which hurt no living being.

Some of you may know the runner, Esther of Portland, Oregon's Eberhardt Press, not only from her publishing efforts, but also from her consistent work around the "Operation Backfire" eco-sabotage cases. In a recent blog entry, Esther states her reasons for training for and participating in the marathon, writing: "I want to communicate to Daniel and his family that we who support him are down for the long haul. Today, tomorrow, after 26 miles or seven years we will continue to struggle for the health of our planet and the freedom of all humans, including our comrades behind bars."

For more details about the "Bookin' for Daniel!" run, or to make a pledge to Daniel McGowan's educational fund as sponsorship for this event, please visit: http://bookinfordaniel.eberhardtpress.org/ Every little bit counts!



Tonight- 7 p.m. Conscientious Objector Just Released from Prison to Speak at PSU

Portland, 11.07.2007 21:39

Join us at 7pm tonight, Wednesday, July 11th, for an extended forum with Agustín Aguayo and other Iraq Veterans Against the War at the Multicultural Center (Room 228) located in the Smith Memorial Student Center on the Portland State University campus. You will have a chance to hear first hand Aguayo's story: his experiences in Iraq, in prison, and his participation in the GI resistance movement.

Bio: Agustin Aguayo went AWOL (absent without leave) last summer after being ordered to return to Iraq for a second deployment. He had previously spent a year there, where he refused to load his gun no matter how dangerous the situation. He had applied for Conscientious Objector status but was denied. He was subsequently sentenced by the military to 8 months in military prison, and was finally released in April 2007.

For more information, contact:  resist@pdxpeace.org



from Supporters of Nathan and Joyanna...

Portland, 11.07.2007 20:38

Warm Greetings, This is the first update from the Supporters of Nathan and Joyanna for some time. We have been waiting to send further updates until they could speak for themselves. Firstly, Nathan and Joyanna have elected to now return to the names that they chose for themselves years ago, Exile and Sadie.

After having been sentenced on June 1st to 92 months each, they are both faring well as they transition into the bizarre labyrinth of Federal Prison. They have elegantly endured this first month since their absurdly punitive sentencing. Finally out of Lane County, they find themselves in different circumstances on the move to their final prison assignments.

Both have asked that folks hold off on sending books but always welcome mail. We strongly encourage you to send images at this time, particularly pictures and drawings of the natural world as well as spiritual imagery and depictions of spiritual practice. Words may not be the most useful tools for assuaging the alienation they must both be feeling at this time.

First Epistle: Phoenix From the Flames, By Sadie and Exile: "Now that we have been sentenced we have the opportunity to ease our reticence concerning our situation and would like to candidly address a few points... "

http://greenscare.org



Teen Producers Project Honors Local Activists

San Diego, 11.07.2007 20:08

The Media Arts Center's Teen Producers' Project showed "Voices of Change," a program of four short films honoring local activists in the Latino community, at the San Diego Public Library downtown June 27. The most moving part of the evening was the appearance of Herminia Enrique, one of the activists profiled, who spoke movingly about the need to stay positive and her gratitude that young people are continuing the struggle for human dignity and equal rights.



Sheehan calls for impeachment

Houston, 11.07.2007 18:08

Nationwide Call for Impeachment - Cindy Sheehan comes to visit



The New York Times Sells Cameroon for $250,000

NYC, 11.07.2007 17:38

On a silver platter this past Sunday, The New York Times magazine featured no less than eight pages towards the liberalization of the economy in Cameroon. Showing off its excellence in corporate media advertising, the NY Times magazine sold prominent space to Cameroon business traders so they can in turn sell their country’s resources to U.S. investors, no doubt to the demise of many of its citizens. “Cameroon ready for growth, ready for investment,” reads a headline on page 59 which goes on to explain the country’s “quest for sustainable growth...”



Another world or another mistake?

NYC, 11.07.2007 15:38

Poverty, Race, Disability, Youth and Indigenous Scholars from POOR Magazine travel to the US Social Forum to realize a new world of media production..By Any Means Necessary



Robocop Here We Come

Aotearoa, 11.07.2007 09:09

Strypey comments on the latest development from our favourite "non-lethal" weapons company Taser International - an autonomous robot with a built-in stun gun. New Scientist magazine has published an article about Taser International's plans to equip PackBot robots that already carry guns for military use with TASERS so they can be used as police. In the 90s we faced testosterone-drenched cops in black stormtroopers uniforms during protests against corporate globalization. Now it seems we are about to transition from Star Wars to Robocop. For those who never had the pleasure of this excellent piece of sci-fi satire, Robocop was basically the story of a flesh and blood policeman turned into an emotionless cyborg enforcer after being horrifically disfigured by a gang of hoods. The authoritarian belief in the disposability of humanity is brilliantly summed up in the transformation scene where one surgeon says he thinks he can save one of the cop's arms and the project leader says to cut it off. There are even little culture jam style adverts for futuristic products like mechanical hearts inserted into the film. It's a hoot! Anyway the PackBot remind me of ED209, the brainless mechanical drone that instructed people to put their weapons down and then proceeded to tenderize them with a pair of chain-fed gattling guns even when they did. If we can't trust flesh and blood cops not to TASER someone for trying to stop a fight, what sort of faith can we have in a robots ability to distinguish who is a dangerously unbalanced person requiring electronic sedation and who is not? How can we have any faith it its ability to ensure it doesn't use its TASER in a way that causes permanent damage? As always this brings up the perennial paradox that underlies the institution of policing - who polices the police? Who polices them?



Antifaschistischer Protest in Frankfurt/Main

Germany, 11.07.2007 09:08

 In Frankfurt am Main konnten am 7. Juli 2007 konnten rund 632 Nazis marschieren. Sie wurden beschützt von 8.000 Bullen mit Wasserwerfern, Knüppeln und Fäusten vor mehreren tausend AntifaschistInnen. Die Nazis marschierten in Frankfurt-Hausen zwischen den Autobahnen durch menschenleere Straßen. Als Reaktion gab es Blockaden und militanten Widerstand gegen die Deutsche Bahn, welche den Transport der Nazis gewährleistete und dafür mit rund 300.000 Euro Sachschaden bezahlte. Nazis und Antifas warfen Steine und Flaschen, über 200 Antifas wurden vorübergehend festgenommen. Zeitgleich demonstrierten in Rostock zwischen 800 und 1.000 AntifaschistInnen gegen einen Aufmarsch von etwa 330 Nazis und einen Naziladen im alternativen Viertel Kröpeliner Tor Vorstadt, kurz KTV. Doch auch hier schützten deutsche Polizisten die Faschisten.

Artikel: Vorgeschichte | Günther Saré | Antifaprotest (Videoclip) | Nazianreise | Naziaufmarsch | Naziabreise | Nazis

Antifa: Antifa Koordination Frankfurt (Bericht und Resumé) | Anti-Nazi Koordination Frankfurt | Antifa Frankfurt | Autonome Antifa [f]



Prince William Board of Supervisers unanimously passes racist anti-immigrant ordinance

DC, 11.07.2007 04:09

Although over 500 people showed up to testify against the proposal and then to protest it outside, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors passed the most extreme anti-immigrant legislation in the entire United States.



ROSARIO: REPRESIÓN POLICIAL A LAS CINCO DE LA MAÑANA

Argentina, 11.07.2007 04:08

No pueden quebrar la huelga en el Lavadero Virasoro



ROSARIO: REPRESIÓN POLICIAL A LAS CINCO DE LA MAÑANA

Argentina, 11.07.2007 01:11

No pueden quebrar la huelga en el Lavadero Virasoro



REPRESIÓN POLICIAL A LAS CINCO DE LA MAÑANA

Argentina, 11.07.2007 01:10

No pueden quebrar la huelga en el Lavadero Virasoro



Red and Anarchist Action Network Attacks USAF Recruiting Office In Rockville, MD

DC, 11.07.2007 00:11

July 10th, 2007 - In an attempt to discover how a bunch of murdering cowards like the US Air Force enjoy finding themselves on the other end of some flying projectiles for a change, at around 3:00 AM this morning an autonomous cell of the Red &amp; Anarchist Action Network (RAAN) used bricks and other common household items to smash the shit out of the Air Force recruiting center in Rockville, Maryland.



Councilmember Tommy Wells pushed draconian curfew proposal

DC, 11.07.2007 00:11

Tommy Wells, stung by the defeat of the "emergency curfew" announced at a public roundtable on Tuesday, July 3, that he is considering a bill to declare parent5s of "children" who are "found" outside after 10 PM guilty of perental neglect. This could mean city custody until age 21 for a 17 year old out at 10:30 PM if passed.



August 18th: Protest Anti-Immigrant Racists!

Seattle, 11.07.2007 00:09

SAVE THE DATE—Saturday, August 18 and be prepared to turn out and protest. The racist anti-immgrant group, "Washingtonians for Immigration Reform" along with the John Birch Society and the Minutemen plan to hold their second march through Seattle.



Ashton Court, Venue and the 11ft Fence Festival

Bristol, 10.07.2007 23:09

Venue Magazine Attacks ACF critics "Middle-class, middle-aged white men who control Venue Magazine attack critics of middle-class, middle-aged white men who control ACF. Quel suprise! ... And Venue Magazine? Well, I suggest that this time round you appoint a fellow clapped-out 1980's vintage Clifton trendy as Editor. They might last more than nine months, if they don't rock the boat with any new fangled ideas about that internet thing, people under 40 or suchlike." From Venue Magazine: "In recent weeks local newsgroups, blogs and other online soapboxes speak of nowt else but how terrible it's all become. Some of the comment is informed and sympathetic to an event struggling to survive in the face of a chickenshit avalanche of red tape. Much of it is breathtakingly ignorant and chippy. A minority of fools posting on Bristol Indymedia ... are the worst. Here wigged-out trustafarians wrapping their clueless irresponsibility in the cloak of 'anarchy' and complaining of corporate sell-out, profiteering, conspiracy and worse."Jozer writes: Only 4 days now until the Bristol Community Festival takes place, with an 11ft fence to keep the community, and their shop bought beer, out. I have been a vocal critic of this, and have been critised for slagging off the ACF organisers from my armchair, which is a fair enough. People like me are really trying to slam the stable door well after the horse has bolted, legged it over the county border, met a nice mare, settled down to raise a couple of foals and died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 86. More recent comment on this site have suggested that this will be the last festival, as i it will finally collapse in on it's own financial illogic ... What is clear to me is that the organisers have not heard the saying 'when you're in a hole, stop digging' ... It is also a fact that the BYO alcohol ban was announced after tickets had gone on sale .... The unavoidable suspicion is that the real reason was that it was part of the comittee's deal with the bar providers. Full Article. From The Comments: Amused writes: It always amuses me that when political activists & commentators, anarchist or otherwise, begin to have an impact/effect on the corporate & state structures and their 'plans', the abuse we get becomes ever more bitter, and indeed absurd. What scares them is when our opinions and ideas start to become reflected in, or merge with those of, the wider population. With Ashton Court this is clearly the case. Everyone can see its a cock-up, and everyone can see we are being asked to pay for it ... The failure of ACF is a serious problem for those who like to big up Bristol as a profitable cultural happening place - the music business, the media, and the council ... For whilst corporate capitalism fear to an extent both the ACF & carnival, they know they need them too. The question for them is how do they control them and ensure they contribute to overall big business growth? Well at the moment they have clearly got it wrong. The question for us is are we able to offer any alternative ideas to replace what the ACF & carnival have become? Full Comment| Ashton Court Festival | Recent Articles: More on the Ashton Court Alcohol "Ban" | Ashton Court and the alcohol ban | Ashton Court Fence Party | Ashton Court Festival alcohol ban | Ashton Court Latest - Ticket price hike | Ashton Court To Go-Ahead - Well Sort Of | Related Front Page: South West Free Summer Festivals |Contribute An Article | How To Contribute Articles - A Brief Guide | Add To The Calendar



Para o Pan, bilhões. Para os/as trabalhadores/as, tiros, remoções e retirada de direitos

Brasil, 10.07.2007 22:38

PAN 2007



Crying Through &quot;Sicko&quot;

Portland, 10.07.2007 22:38

On July 4th I walked with my sister through the park by the Willamette river to Eugene's Valley River Center mall to see Michael Moore's new film "Sicko." Arriving at Regal Cinemas early, we were subjected to two right-wing propaganda ads against marijuana and for the National Guard. Both made me angry. I wondered if the theater owner had decided to stick it to us lefties.

Reviews of "Sicko" have not done justice to its huge emotional impact. This is a four handkerchief movie, and unfortunately I only took two. I was either crying or laughing through most of it. Moore is a master at making you feel what he wants you to feel, and deftly inserting leftist ideas into the American mind. You come out of the theater smiling. It's only later that the outrage at his intended target sets in.

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