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Nationwide Call for Gay Boycott on October 8th
Tucson Activist Arrested
Today, October 5, 2004 I went to my local BlockBuster in Ashland, Oregon to purchase Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. When I took the movie to the counter to buy it I was confronted by an employee...
Martes 5 de Octubre | MÁS REPRESAS, MÁS REPRESIÓN
Saturday 2nd of October | The number of detained fighters reaches 51
Martes 5 de Octubre de 2004
¡LA POLICÍA SE TOMÓ LA UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL!
Vote on Draft Legislation Expected Today
Climate Change: Russia to sign Kyoto Protocol
Desarrollo excluyente sin sostenibilidad
Last night Ralph Nader made his views plain amidst cheers, booing, and grueling questioning at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He spoke on the lack of regulations on corporate power, on huge wealth gaps in the US, on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, on the current political environment, and on his right to run for president. He did so unapologetically. After all, like it or not, he represents the third-party movement.
The DC Injustice System Continues to Harass Local DC Activist
Tod@s organizad@s contra la educación de mercado.
After KFAR (Knoxville First Amendment Radio) was burglarized by the FCC, listeners had to tune into the web for their news. Now we have a 24-hour progressive radio news stream online! All the news that was playing on Knoxville's pirate radio station KFAR (Knoxville First Amendment Radio - http://www.kfar.org) is now available 24 hours a day online via FREE RADIO NEWS. http://www.freeradionews.org/ The website was launched this past weekend, as a legal way for listeners and supporters of independent alternative radio to get their daily fix of progressive news online.
What is possible is just about always more than anyone expects, it can even be more than some dare hope. Challenging the capitalist consensus of "there is no alternative," journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis's "The Take" reports from the occupied factories of Argentina. "The Take" is currently playing at the Film Forum.
A few days ago, an Indymedia contributor made the provocative claim that George W Bush was being secretly "coached" in his debate answers through a hidden earpiece. Conspiracy theory or not, the argument has raged across the board for several days. Read on and see what you think. (from the Open Newswire): "In the middle of an answer last night bush said, "now let me finish" as if someone was interrupting him- yet nobody did- he was talking to the person in his earpiece. Listen to the mp3 yourself- or watch the video at c-span. did anyone out there record the debate- we've got to get this video clip out there- the president needs an earpiece to make it thru a debate!" Also see: Is Bush Wired?
(from the Open Newswire): "In the middle of an answer last night bush said, "now let me finish" as if someone was interrupting him- yet nobody did- he was talking to the person in his earpiece.
Listen to the mp3 yourself- or watch the video at c-span. did anyone out there record the debate- we've got to get this video clip out there- the president needs an earpiece to make it thru a debate!"
Also see: Is Bush Wired?
Oct 12: Fiesta de la Resistencia, Plaza Venezuela, Bajo la Extatua de Colón
Marcha Bucaramanga-Bogotá por los Hospitales
More waste charges mooted, increased taxi fares passed, Council to dissolve? The issue of waste charges came up in City Council last night but while opposition was as strong as ever, the lack of a coherent strategy to do away with the Charges is glaringly evident. From the newswire (by Indy Council Correspondent): The issue of waste charges came up in City Council last night but while opposition was as strong as ever, the lack of a coherent strategy to do away with the Charges is glaringly evident. It is only the start of October and already the issue of Bin Charges and the approach to the Estimates in Dublin City Council has started to become an issue. At last night’s Council meeting the councillors discussed a draft submission on behalf of the Council to the review of local government funding. The 20 page document contained a wealth of information on the current funding and expenditure of the Council and suggested a number of ways to raise funds in future. These included a hotel bed tax of two Euros a night and the end to the exemption for state occupied buildings from rates. Both would require Leinster House approval but the latter could mean as much as 24 million Euros a year for the Council, substantially more than the waste charges raise. One of the other options however attracted the anger of Sinn Fein and Independent councillors, namely the proposal to make domestic householders pay the full cost of the waste collection service, which would lead to a massive increase in charges. Not as widely commented on was the proposal that the Department of Social and Family Affairs reimburse the Council for the cost of the waiver scheme. On the surface, this is hardly a bad thing, but if the Department was to do so it would be obliged to set a single state wide waiver system. With different levels of generosity in different local authorities, the scheme set by the Department might be, indeed would be, far less generous than that currently available from the City Council. Of course separate to this draft submission, the issue of Bin Charges in the Estimates is only a few months away. Anti Bin Tax campaigners in Ballyfermot have started targeting local Labour councillors, believing their votes to be vulnerable. Labour, Sinn Fein and the three Independents have a combined total of 28 votes, enough to defeat the Estimates, but campaigners are concerned at whether the Labour vote in particular will hold. Fine Gael, the Green and the PD Councillors continue to support the Charges but Fianna Fail might do anything from vote against, to vote for, to abstain, in order to make things as difficult as possible for the Labour-FG alliance on City Council. But while the Anti-Bin Tax campaign calls for these votes, there is little sign of a strategy from them, or the parties. The opposition to the Bin Tax consisted of two, not necessarily complimentary strategies. Sinn Fein and Labour focussed on Council votes, and on a number of occasions came close to collapsing the Council only to see it saved by Labour councillors and the casting vote of a Labour Mayor. The Campaign on the outside focussed on non-payment as the way to break the campaign. Arguably the biggest mistake was the lack of a unified approach between the two strategies but either way the simple truth is that both have failed. While thousands continue not to pay, their numbers are in steep decline. Campaigners who claim the Bin Charges can still be defeated through non-payment are guilty of propagating a dishonest fantasy. At the same time the Council based approach of Labour and SF has also failed, with the decision of the Government to rig democracy by taking the power to set the charges out of the hands of councillors as a response to the campaign against them both within and without. So what happens in December? Well if Labour, SF and the Independents hold firm and collapse the Council, unlikely but possible, then the Council is dissolved and a Commissioner appointed. And here’s the rub. What happens then? How does collapsing the Council advance an end to Bin Charges? Arguably, the appointment of a Commissioner with the power to set whatever Estimates he or she would like would open the door to the kind of Charges regime mentioned in the draft submission on local government funding where the householder pays the full cost of the service. It would certainly mean an end to the work of councillors on other issues representing their constituents. Of course if the dissolution of the Council would lead to an end to the Charges, then it might well be worth doing, but neither the Anti-Bin Tax campaign nor the parties opposed to it seem to have a strategy for doing so. Yes, collapsing the Council would send a powerful message of the anger of local people, but would it leave householders better or worse off? What is the strategy if the Council does dissolve? The likelihood of this happening however is low. While FF will make things as difficult as possible they’re likely to back the Estimates in the end and Labour are hardly likely to allow the message to be sent out that they and FG can’t run a Council, let along a government. But the deeper question remains unanswered. Is the campaign against the Bin Tax defeated? And if so, why are certain individuals keeping it going? If it is not defeated, what, if anything, is the strategy for victory? At present the aim seems to be to dissolve the Council but there is little focus on what happens after that. And that might be a mistake that a lot of Dubliners will have to pay for. In a postscript, City Councillors voted to support a 7% increase in taxi fares from January 2005. The motion was supported by Labour, FF, SF and Independent councillors and opposed by FG and the PD councillor. This is the first approved fare increase for two years. Related recent stories on indymedia.ie: Cork non-payment and statistics http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/oct2004/bin.jpg
Big Turnout for Perth END THE LIES RALLY
The World Social Forum (WSF) burst onto the global progressive scene in January 2001 with a 20,000-person happening in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Its mandate was to link up and strengthen disparate social movements against neoliberalism and militarism around the world by creating an open space for dialogue and debate, educating and strategizing, and music and performance. Under the banner "Another World is Possible," the event was pointedly held opposite the annual corporate love-fest in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum.
In Samarra, a major assault led by the U.S. has left at least 150 Iraqis dead including many women and children. Scores were injured and 88 people have been detained. The offensive began on Thursday when 5,000 U.S. and Iraqi troops invaded the city held by the Iraqi resistance. U.S. and Iraqi forces are now saying they have secured 70 percent of the city following one of the largest offensives in Iraq since the fall of Baghdad. The U.S. admitted at least 10 percent of the casualties were civilians, but local hospital officials said the percentage is much higher. Of the 70 dead brought to Samarra's General Hospital, officials reported 23 were children and 18 were women.
(from the Open Newswire): It's easy to forget that on February 15th, 2003 we hit the streets by the hundreds of thousands against the invasion of Iraq. Years later with no WMDs found, United States officials claim, with straight faces, they invaded Iraq under the fog of "global groupthink." What does it mean when that many people come together with no discernible impact on the national dialogue? Julie Talen's "Sixty Cameras Against the War," a multichannel documentary of activists' experiences on Feb 15th presents an opportunity to reflect on that march -- and the role of marches in the face of an increasingly unresponsive media and public.
What does it mean when that many people come together with no discernible impact on the national dialogue?
Julie Talen's "Sixty Cameras Against the War," a multichannel documentary of activists' experiences on Feb 15th presents an opportunity to reflect on that march -- and the role of marches in the face of an increasingly unresponsive media and public.
DETROIT, 4 Oct., 2004, (PANW)- In a historic move today, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office under Ms. Kym Worthy, dropped all charges against Daron Caldwell relating to the June 23, 2004 mass shootings at Hart Plaza where nine people were wounded. Caldwell, who was not arrested at the scene of the shooting but was picked-up while he was at his neighborhood barbershop preparing for a family funeral, has maintained his innocence since being charged with the shootings. Since June 23, one of the victims has died, resulting in a false murder charge being imposed several weeks ago on Caldwell. Family members of Caldwell were elated and relieved that he has been released. They have held prayers vigils, developed t-shirts calling for Daron's release and staged demonstrations outside police headquarters.
#media_7050;right# The Atlanta Independent Media Center and Cobb Citizens for Peace present a free screening of Robert Greenwald's Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" Satuday October 9, 7pm at Cool Beans (31 Mill St., 1/2 block west of the Square in Marietta) MAP Outfoxed examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know. Summary
Outfoxed examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know. Summary
Political prisoners are on a hunger strike
Thanks to those sharp tacks at the Strib, we know that the 'Preznit' will be shilling his brand in Chanhassen this weekend. Tickets available - now? And if you see him, ask for his best Elmer Fudd, or what it's like to lose the Big Mo... Feel free to post creative ideas on how to welcome him...
Giochi di Guerra
Giochi di Guerra
Rally Against Discrimination in San Francisco
Free Speech Movement 40th Anniversary Commemoration
Cuarta Reforma Tributaria en dos años
Οι δίκες των κατηγορούμενων για τις ημέρες του G8
Plata para la Reelección
Rodeados de solidaridad
Where are the weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq?
An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people are expected to come to London this month to attend the third European Social Forum taking place between Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th. Around 1,000 people have been registering and paying £20 to £30 to attend the massive event that will see hundred of seminars, workshops, conferences, screenings, cultural events, actions and protests taking place at various locations around London. However, with less than two weeks to go before the ESF begins, several coordinations of the Babels volunteer interpreters are threatening to quit over what they claim is a looming accommodation and reimbursement crisis.
Don't Vote 2004 - NAPNT Election Message
Today's show is about sports and activism in the sports world... Hosts: David Zirin and Damion Smith Produced by Drew Poe Executive Producer: Ryme Kathouda Audio
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