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14 September 2007, Manila, Philippines. - A crowd of more than 300 workers, farmers, fishers, and environmentalists from the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition (MJJC) today called on the Senators of the 14th Congress to look beyond the rosy projections and government hype surrounding the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), and to carefully assess its short-term and long-term implications. The group's call came on the day of the first scheduled Senate hearing for this historic, precedent-setting treaty.
Things are moving faster in the struggle to free the Mazahua indigenous rights leader Magdalena García Duran, recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience, and all the political prisoners arrested in San Salvador Atenco in central Mexico on May 3 and 4, 2006.
Greenpeace volunteers in Romania quarantined a whole island where GM soya crops are being grown, which is illegal under EU law. Vehicles leaving Braila island were hosed down by people wearing white biohazard suits to prevent genetic contamination spreading to the mainland. Even a donkey and cart were washed and made GM-free!
Activists have scuttled a Norwegian whaling ship in harbour in memory of the recently extinct Yangtze river dolphin . The group call themselves Agenda 21 after a failed pledge from the Rio Earth Summit for a sustainable 21st century. Norway has slaughtered 592 Minke whales in the past year.
Two large peace marches and rallies are planned in the next two months. The Portland Legal Defense Network needs volunteers to assist them as they support the activists who hit the streets to voice their opposition to the war/occupation in Iraq, the potential war on Iran, and the war on the working people of America.
Seomra Spraoi launches new social centre this week ...
Gute Vorsätze, Sekt und ritualisierte Feiern - das ist nicht das einzige, was der kommende Jahresbeginn mit sich bringt: Für alle, die wert darauf legen sich inkognito im Internet zu bewegen und unüberwacht zu telefonieren kommt es geballt. Am 01.01.2008 wird, so der Plan der Bundesregierung, eine neue Ära der Datenerfassung beginnen: die umfassenste Protokollierung aller Telekommunikationsdaten in der deutschen Geschichte soll Realität werden. Gemäß der europäischen Richtlinie zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung soll das „Gesetz zur Neuordnung der verdeckten Ermittlungsmaßnahmen im Strafverfahren“ noch in diesem Jahr beschlossen und dann alsbald umgesetzt werden. Doch es formiert sich auch Widerstand gegen die Pläne: Am kommenden Samstag findet eine bundesweite Demonstration gegen die Vorratsdatenspeicherung, die Sicherheitsgesetzgebung und §129a in Berlin statt.
Anti-Incarceration Action Breaks Out Anti-Incarceration Action Breaks Out John Moore writes: Picket North Avon Magistrates' Court, Yate, on Wednesday 26th September 2007 from 9.30am to support anti-prisons campaigner Pauline Campbell who will tried for 'obstructing the highway' during a demonstration outside Eastwood Park Prison protesting the death of young mother Caroline Powell. Pauline has carried out protests outside womens' prisons following deaths in custody to highlight the death and the responsibility of the prison and the Home Office. During these demos Pauline has attempted to stop vans carrying prisoners enter the prison. Often this has lead to the police intervening and arresting her. This case relates to an arrest and charge on 24 January 2007 ("aggravated trespass"), outside HMP & YOI Eastwood Park, Gloucestershire, to protest against the death of the young mother Caroline Powell, who died in the 'care' of the jail on 5 January 2007. Ms Powell, 26, was on remand (and therefore legally innocent) when she died. She has left behind five young children. Pauline is pleading 'not guilty' was entered in respect of the aggravated trespass charge (maximum punishment: three months' imprisonment). Pauline has been refused Legal aid. Full article.Meanwhile, the newly formed Bristol No Borders is off to the international demonstration on 22nd September at Gatwick against the construction of a new detention centre there and the border regime it represents. No Border Camp Newswire.| support anti-prisons campaigner Pauline Campbell | www.alternatives2prison.ik.com | Other Prison News: Why I'm going to No Borders Camp | 22/09 Detention Centre Demonstration | No Border Camp Newswire (indymedia.org.uk) | NO2ID Supporters' Newsletter No. 80 - 13th September 2007Contribute An Article | How To Contribute Articles - A Brief Guide | Add To The Calendar
"Your Papers Please" TSA proposes privacy invading "Secure Flight" sch
After more than two full days of deliberation, a 12-person jury informed Judge Jeffrey Miller they were hopelessly deadlocked and determined that further deliberation would not deliver unanimity. Outside the courtroom, attorneys were informed that the majority was voting for acquittal of the environmental and animal rights activist on trial for a speech he gave in San Diego in 2003.
Un sólo grito multiplicado
Un sólo grito multiplicado
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to reinstate a lawsuit brought against Caterpillar Inc. by Rachel Corrie's parents. Rachel Corrie, 23, of Olympia, was run over in 2003 by a 60-ton Israeli bulldozer operated by the Israeli Defense Forces. She was standing before a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip when she was killed. Cindy and Craig Corrie sued Caterpillar, seeking to hold the company liable for aiding and abetting human rights violations. Four Palestinian families whose relatives were also killed or injured when their homes were flattened joined the Corries in filing suit.
LINK stands for Love, Imagine, Network and Kindness. The 2007 symposium is a conference that offers experienced instructors and workshops from all over the world.
On Wednesday, September 12, I was fortunate to be a part of a Green Party delegation to Senator Patty Murray’s office. We met with Ardis Dumont, Senator Murray’s Director of Special Projects, to talk about the impending US military action against Iran.
Video by Women for Peace:
Video by Women for Peace:
September 20th is the National Day of Solidarity with the 6 black high school students from Jena, Louisiana who courageously fought against nooses being hung from a tree at their high school. They were charged with conspiracy to commit murder after a school-yard fight, and are facing up to 20 years in prison.
Is Seattle a livable city for working people? Recently, the Seattle Times reported that an hourly wage of $57 is necessary to buy an "average" home in the city. That is a salary that few working people make.
FROM OUR "FILM AT ELEVEN" DEPARTMENT: Upwards of a hundred activists from Empower DC, Until We Are Home, ONE DC, ACORN and elsewhere packed the City Council chambers at the Wilson Building today. Feistily disrupting the proceedings with repeated calls to account, the citizens berated the City Council for their selling off of public land to developers behind closed doors in a secretive, sinister, Sovietski style. Co-starring City Councilmember Carol Schwartz in a dual role — that of herself in real life, and that of a phantasmic simulation of herself rendered flat by an interdimensional collision. Videography by Mike Flugennock, still photography by Isis Imagery. MPEG4, 20.9mb, 06min 47sec. Also playing on YouTube.
The US Attorney asked Lauren how the burn book was created. She said Anna (undercover cop), showed up with the “burn book” and had written six explosives recipes.
On Sep 18, the DC City council voted by a 12-1 margin to impose a 24% APR cap on loans from payday lenders. Check n' Go and other payday lenders are whining that they will have to fold up their tents and leave town. GOOD RIDDANCE! Audio 3 min 28 sec: http://dc.indymedia.org/usermedia/audio/1/dc_council_boats_payday_loan_sharks.mp3
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As the latest outrage surrounding Blackwater Security's conduct in Iraq rockets to the top of news headlines, the Indypendent takes a look back at its previous coverage of the company, including a recent exclusive article by journalist and author Jeremy Scahill.
Por un territorio libre
September 28: Standing with the Students
Bike City in Fayetteville, Ar. needs more volunteers to build and organize community activities. We will train you.
Immigrant Rights Activist, Naui Hutizilopochtli Assaulted While Defending Sanctuary Church
The video is all over the internet. Yesterday (9/17/07) a University of Florida student was physically removed from a microphone at a forum held on campus by Senator John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee. He was surrounded by cops and physically dragged to the back of the room where he was handcuffed and tasered.
Ike Solem writes, "Let me point out here that the University has proposed to set aside $70 million for a new "Biomedical Research Facility" [at UC Santa Cruz] for the year 2007-2008. This facility is unlikely to do much for undergraduate research, and represents a continuation of the ongoing corporatization of the University of California. The research done there will undoubtedly be done for the benefit of private pharmaceutical corporations, a theme that is already quite common in the Chemistry Department."
Videography by Isis; montage edited by Mike Flugennock, from footage of the Sept. 9 "Freedom Walk" to the Pentagon, and the Sept. 11 "9/11 Tr00th" rally at Lafayette Square. (apologies to Adam Ant) MPEG4, 11.9mb download, 04min 04secs
On the morning of September 18th, as many as 100 fed-up DC residents occupied the City Council chambers and shouted down the council, demanding the revocation of about 40 emergency bills passed in the summer to sell public land to developers. Audio 5 min 39 sec: http://dc.indymedia.org/usermedia/audio/7/dc_council_disrupted_public_property.mp3
Carabineros ataca con armas de fuego a comunidad de Temucuicui
Más de 15 mil personas exigieron aparición con vida
While asking U.S. Senator John Kerry a question during a question and answer period on September 17th following Kerry's speech at the University of Florida, Andrew Meyer, a senior majoring in telecommunications, was attacked by five police officers, manhandled and tasered. Videos posted on the Internet show Meyer screaming for help as he is being tasered by a police stun gun. Kerry and the majority of the audience looked on mostly in silence.
Encuentro Sin Fronteras
On September 11th, 2007 Robert Norse was prepared to present a speech to the community and City Council of Santa Cruz during the Oral Communications period of the City Council meeting. The first two minutes of the speech was read by Coral Brune. However, Mayor Reilly did not allow Robert Norse to speak during Oral Communications, citing a lack of time, and therefore prevented the full speech from being heard during the City Council meeting.
100,000 March Against Iraq War in Washington, 200 Arrested in Dramitic Mass Die-In
Il Piano di Magadino rappresenta l'ultimo territorio pianeggiante che, nonostante l'estensione sproporzionata di zone urbane ed industriali, presenta ancora importanti spazi agricoli. Costituisce il comparto territoriale con la maggiore biodiversità del Canton Ticino, e tra le più elevate della Svizzera. Centinaia sono le specie animali (moltissimi gli uccelli) che figurano sulla lista rossa (in pericolo d'estinzione) che vivono, si riproducono, svernano o semplicemente transitano da quest'area.
Guatemala kommt nach den Wahlen am 9. September langsam zur Ruhe. Es gab aber auch in den Tagen danach noch vereinzelt Proteste und gewaltsame Unruhen. In mindestens 18 Gemeinden kam es nach Schließung der Wahllokale zu Ausschreitungen, die ein Todesopfer (die Polizei erschoss einen Jugendlichen) und wohl hunderte von Verletzten forderten. Über 200 Menschen wurden landesweit verhaftet.
Los lápices siguen escribiendo
Thousands of people are expected to gather in Jena, Louisiana on Thursday September 20th to protest the pending charges against six African American high school students. The six students were charged with felonies after a fight that started after nooses were hung outside their high school. Protests are also planned in cities across the United States. In San Francisco, a protest will be held Thursday at 4pm at Powell and Market.
Julio López, un año de impunidad
Julio López, un año de impunidad
In 2002 and 2003, the FCC tried to repeal the main rules governing media ownership — which for many communities would result in a single company owning most of that community's media. Chicago activists joined nationwide efforts to block the FCC's rule changes, and succeeded in doing so.
Seabord Corporation viola orden judicial y continúa depredando La Loma
On September 16th, Santa Cruz City Councilmember Tony Madrigal called into the Bathrobespierre's Broadsides radio show on Free Radio Santa Cruz to discuss the Santa Cruz Police Department and Sentinel brouhaha over his comment during a City Council meeting on September 11th. At the meeting, Madrigal mentioned an incident he witnessed last Halloween during the massive police presence which suggested the possibility of racial profiling going on.