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A propósito del Sáhara

Canarias, 17.02.2008 07:10

«qué armas tienen los saharauis, qué enseñan a los niños/as en las escuelas, quienes son las Asociaciones y las personas que apoyan la causa del pueblo saharaui, a qué vamos allí y qué es lo que hacemos?»

estas fueron las preguntas del interrogatorio que la policía de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica realizó a Agustín Villagra, "el Mago Zaki", en un viaje que realizó a Nueva York «para aprender de los maestros de la Magia».

Mientras tanto, ya se han terminado las reservas de alimentación de los refugiados, el aparato militar marroquí sigue reprimiendo brutalmente y los de la ONU dicen que «aún no hay solución»



Skillshare: Radical Botany - Week 5 - Plants as Shelter and Willow

Portland, 17.02.2008 07:09

We can go longer afford to cut down trees for shelter. Soon we will have none of the blessings that healthy forests give us. We will have lost our water, our air, our soil health, all the food and healing plants, and other diverse species. So how shall we live? How shall we build shelters? We do what humans have done for millons of years. We use stone, earth and fast growing plants.

First, you should know that this phenomenon of cutting forests down to build "things" is not new, it happens in times of cultural collapse, and empire building. It is a sign that the culture is headed toward devastation, desertification, and possible famine. You have only to look at places like the middle-east (ever hear of the cedars of Sinai) or Ireland (the myth of Robin Hood and his merry tree dwellers happened here). In both cases amazing forests, that supported populations of humans, animals, plants and other living beings were razed to that humans could make war on others. It was an act of greed and genocide that these forests were destroyed.



Report from Berkeley counter protest in front of City Hall

Portland, 17.02.2008 07:09

Report from a Code Pink supporter who was counter-protesting "Move America Forward" in front of Berkeley City Hall:

I was at the Berkeley recruitment center event on the 11th and 12th. The Berkeley city council had drafted a letter telling the Marine recruiters they weren't welcome in that town and gave Code Pink [  http://codepinkalert.org/ ] a free parking space in front of the center to hold their protests. Code Pink activists are currently gathering signatures to zone the recruitment center out of town.

Of course, plenty of folks aren't happy with this, and right-wing radio tools are rallying their ever-faithful listeners to come to the "defense" of the Marines. Republicans in Washington have drafted a bill, the "Semper Fi" bill [ link to chronicle.com ], to punish Berkeley for this "snub" by the city council, which would take away $2 million of Federal money from the city and give it to the Marines. As if the Marines don't have enough of a budget already (how about this, Congress? Take away *Blackwater's* entire budget and give it to the Marines. That's a measure I'd sup



Israeli and Palestinian Combatants for Peace Speak in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, 17.02.2008 07:09

On January 30th, Elik Elhanan and Bassam Aramin spoke to a crowd of about 80 people in the basement of the Vets Hall in Santa Cruz. They are both members of Combatants for Peace, an Israeli/Palestinian organization made up of former fighters that attempts to now use their experiences to bridge gaps in peoples' understanding of the conflict and work for nonviolent, just, and viable solutions to the conflict.



3AÑOS

Colombia, 17.02.2008 07:09

3 AÑOS DE IMPUNIDAD E INJUSTICIA



Latifundio

Colombia, 17.02.2008 07:09

Estatuto Rural: Hijo de la Parapolítica



Paragricultura

Colombia, 17.02.2008 07:09

Carimaguas



Por trabajar, represión?.

Argentina, 17.02.2008 07:08

Represión y Violencia en el El Bolsón



Por trabajar, represión?

Argentina, 17.02.2008 07:08

Represión y Violencia en el El Bolsón



Nova ofensiva contra a luta pelo direito de decidir

Brasil, 17.02.2008 07:08

DESCRIMINALIZAÇÃO DO ABORTO



Briana Waters Trial: Notes from Phillabaum's testimony 2/14

Seattle, 17.02.2008 07:08

Prosecuter Friedman calls Lacey Phillabaum to the stand. She enters through a side door dressed in what look like khaki scrubs.



UC Santa Barbara Students Against War Disrupt Army Biotech Conference

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.02.2008 05:09

Anti-war protesters celebrated on February 13th after having forced the US Army's Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) to cancel the second day of its annual conference at UC Santa Barbara. The day prior, over 500 UCSB students and Santa Barbara community members disrupted the conference to demand an end to UC complicity in illegal weapons research designed to kill Iraqis in an illegal war. The ICB is a $50 million Army-funded research institute hosted by UCSB, with sub-contracts at MIT and Caltech.



Funk the War Storms, Trashes 14th and L Military Recuiter

DC, 16.02.2008 03:11

At the peak of the second "Funk the War" dance party/protest, the entire group swarmed the military recruiter at 14th St., with about half the group getting inside and the rest securing the entry and plastering windows with stickers. (AUDIO PENDING)



Iraq Moratorium Event Targets Military Recruitment in El Barrio

NYC, 16.02.2008 02:04

The event in New York City was held outside a military recruitment center in Spanish Harlem on 103rd Street and Lexington Ave. A coalition of anti-war groups, including Code Pink NYC, World Can’t Wait and the Harlem Revolution Club, participated in the action that drew between 30-40 people.



A VICTORY FOR MINERS IN CANANEA

Arizona, 15.02.2008 23:36

Panel Reverses Earlier Ruling, Declares Six Month Strike Legal



Demonstrations and protests continue against Edinburgh Council's 'Caltongate' gentrification

United Kingdom, 15.02.2008 17:51

The hotly contested 'Caltongate' gentrification plan has been approved by city councillors on Wednesday, in meeting that lasted over 10 hours. The two listed buildings will be demolished. Save Our Old Town protesters were present inside the meeting, and there was a demonstration outside the City Chambers all day. Campaigners vow to continue the struggle against this development, and plan to provoke a public enquiry.
[ full report | photos of demonstration | Save Our Old Town website | Independent Republic of Canongate | alternative strategy proposal by community forum | background article ]

Other older gentrification features: [ Edinburgh Tenants vote No to Stock Transfer | Save Meadowbank Stadium | Glasgow Resident Network takes to the streets | Midlothian council's destructive development plans | ACE under threat | Demolition Threat in Glasgow | Save the Cameo ]



Notes from Briana Waters’ Trial: Day One and Morning of Day Two (Feb. 11-12))

Seattle, 15.02.2008 17:09

1) Day One Notes – Jury Selection
2) Day Two – Notes from Prosecution Opening Statement
3) Day Two – Notes from Defense Opening Statement (incomplete)
4) Day Two – Notes from John Comery’s Testimony

Government informant Lacey Phillabaum has been scheduled to testify tomorrow, February 14 at the Western District of Washington Court in Tacoma.



sans papiers in gent

Oost-Vlaanderen, 15.02.2008 11:07

betoging sans papiers



UCSB Antiwar Activists Disrupt Army Biotech Conference

United States, 15.02.2008 11:07

ISLA VISTA / SANTA BARBARA, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - About 350 anti-war activists met to rally at Pardall Tunnel, where they were addressed by speakers at an open microphone, including a man from Iraq and a former Marine-turned-organizer. Emotions ran high and alternated between intense anger against the war, sadness over the loss of life, and hope, joy, and optimism for the future. At times, feelings were tense, and the police helicopter circling overhead made an ominous presence. The demonstrators shortly proceeded to converge on UCSB's Corwin Pavilion with the goal of shutting down the 2008 ICB (Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies) Army-Industry Collaboration Conference. Read Reports from SB-IMC: 350 War Resistors Blockade and Disrupt UCSB Army/Industrial Conference - 3 Arrests | UCSB Students Against War Disrupts Collaborative Biotechnology Military Research Conference | | | Flikr Photo Set | Report with Photos from LA-IMC



Iraq Moratorium Day on Friday, February 15th

San Francisco Bay Area, 15.02.2008 08:09

Friday, February 15th will be Iraq Moratorium Day #6. The Iraq Moratorium is a community- based nationwide campaign to organize public displays of opposition to the war in Iraq on the third Friday of each month. Iraq Moratorium events include actions such as wearing black ribbons, calling Congress to say "Bring Home Our Troops," and coming together for protests and outreach events take place in cities all over the US. There will be actions at military recruiting stations in Berkeley and Mountain View, and leafletting at Caltrain



UCSB Antiwar Activists Disrupt Army Biotech Conference

LA, 15.02.2008 02:09

UCSB Antiwar Activists Disrupt Army Biotech Conference



ΕΡΓΑΤΙΚΑ - ΑΣΦΑΛΙΣΤΙΚΟ

Athens, 15.02.2008 01:09

Δε θα δουλεύουμε μέχρι να πεθάνουμε...



Duro revés al oficialismo municipal

Argentina, 15.02.2008 01:08

La movilización popular freno el Cospelazo



Briana Waters Trial: First Day Update

Seattle, 15.02.2008 01:08

Jury selection began at 9:00 am and what was expected to last only a few hours ended up taking most of the day. Unsurprisingly, most of Briana's supporters were not allowed in the courtroom during the jury selection until the overflow of jurors were eventually let go around 3:00pm and there was more room. After a short break Briana's supporters filled the audience area, along with various media outlets and trial sketch artists.



Notes from Briana Waters’ Trial: Day Two PM Overview plus Day Three (Feb 12-13)

Seattle, 15.02.2008 01:08

February 12, 2008; Day Two
Court resumes after lunch
Prosecutor Friedman calls John Comery to the witness stand; sites his history background, education, and work experience. Comery identifies himself as a member of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) national response team’s internal arson fire investigator. He has been involved investigating ALF/ELF claimed arsons since 1997.



Love has no Gender- Valentines Protest for Gay Marraige Rights

Ireland, 15.02.2008 00:39

You'd want to be desperate to send Bertie a Valent ...



Interview with gifted political singer/songwriter Ciaran Murphy

Ireland, 15.02.2008 00:39

Ciaran Murphy is a political singer songwriter bas ...



Torture is US!

Ireland, 15.02.2008 00:39

February 22nd sees the Dublin premiere of a film m ...



Nottingham Hosts UK Indymedia Gathering

United Kingdom, 14.02.2008 23:42

On Saturday and Sunday, Nottingham hosted a national gathering of the UK Indymedia network, bringing together around 40 people from as far afield as Scotland and Bristol.

A whole host of issues were discussed, such as the future of Indymedia, developments on the startpage and calendar, and aspects of moderating the site. A range of viewpoints on the role of Indymedia were expressed, and a number of proposals to take the project forward will be implemented as a result of the gathering.

Audio: Interviews At UK Indymedia Network Meeting

Articles: Notts Indymedia Launches Radio Show | Where Do We Go From Here? | Indymedia contributor comments on alternative media and Schnews gathering | Mexican Indymedia Activist Speaks In Nottingham | Articles related to Notts Indymedia itself

Documentation: UkNetworkMeeting2008 | UK Indymedia startpage changes (2008)



Pronunciamiento del cuarto Kapaq Inti Raymi

Venezuela, 14.02.2008 23:08



Víctimas

Colombia, 14.02.2008 21:08

6 de Marzo de 2008



Growing a green future in Sussex

United Kingdom, 14.02.2008 19:39

A NEW season of events has been announced by Brighton Permaculture Trust, including courses on growing fruit trees, creating wildlife-friendly gardens and green architecture.

Brighton Permaculture Trust is a small charitable company formed in 2000 by people interested in putting permaculture firmly 'on the map' in Brighton and the Sussex area. It offers courses, talks, socials and seminars and from time to time gets involved in larger projects, such as the Brighton Earthship. People are welcome to join as a member, but most events are open to everyone.



Córdoba Urgente

Argentina, 14.02.2008 19:08

REPRESION EN LA MARCHA CONTRA EL COPELAZO



Córdoba Urgente

Argentina, 14.02.2008 18:39

Represión en la marcha contra el cospelazo



Córdoba Urgente

Argentina, 14.02.2008 17:39

REPRESION EN LA MARCHA CONTRA EL COPELAZO



Córdoba Urgente

Argentina, 14.02.2008 17:39

REPRESION EN LA MARCHA CONTRA EL COPELAZO



UCSB Antiwar Activists Disrupt Army Biotech Conference

LA, 14.02.2008 17:08

UCSB Antiwar Activists Disrupt Army Biotech Conference



Agua, tierra, aire… en la mira

Argentina, 14.02.2008 16:10

Agronegocios: devastación y exclusión



Agua, tierra, aire… en la mira

Argentina, 14.02.2008 15:43

Agronegocios: devastación y exclusión



EMOs Gotta Go

Philadelphia, 14.02.2008 15:08



From the Newswire

Perth, 14.02.2008 11:09

Pine Gap 4 peace activists jailed in Darwin



Notes from Briana Waters’ Trial: Days One and Two

Portland, 14.02.2008 05:40

The proceedings began before the jury was brought in.

US: Yesterday we heard for the first time that Mr. Fox anticipates going into the area that the FBI might have changed or tailored witness testimony if the agents were concerned about the OPR Office of Professional Responsibility or a civil lawsuit.

The defense needs to be aware that if this issue is raised, it is the government's strong position that this would open up the door to airing in court what agents knew - especially Agent Howla - that overwhelmingly leads to guilt, but may not be admissible. For instance, Chelsea Gerlach says that she and the defendant cooperated on writing a communiqué, and that Briana obtained a car for one of the Oregon actions. Howla would have to bring this information to light in an open statement.



NEO-NAZI INJURED, OUTED

Arizona, 14.02.2008 04:08

"Phoenix Patriot" Neo-Nazi hit by car while protesting day labor center



NEO-NAZI INJURED, OUTED

Arizona, 14.02.2008 04:08

"Phoenix Patriot" Neo-Nazi hit by car while protesting day labor center



UPDATE: LA Eco Village

LA, 13.02.2008 20:40

UPDATE: LA Eco Village



Another Fox Tower? Appeal Wed. 2 PM

Portland, 13.02.2008 19:38

The public is invited to comment at the hearing in the Council Chambers, 4th and Madison at 2 PM, Wednesday. Comments can also be e-mailed to Karla Moore-Love, Council Clerk  kmoore-love@ci.portland.or.us or given or mailed to her at 1221 SW 4th, Rm. 140, Portland 97204.

This is your opportunity to tell the Council what you think of more high-rise development, gentrification, and construction downtown. Moyer's architect is talking in the press like a planning Czar. He says he can put skyscrapers anywhere downtown using FAR stratagems if zoning does not allow, as with Moyer Tower. The Block-5 area has been a construction-sacrifice zone too often through the years :1997-2000, 2006-2008, and, if Moyer gets his way, it will be so again 2008-2011.

"What market collapse?" say developers, who claim they're building "ten years into the future" and for "an exclusive market." What do you say to the makeover of your city for the benefit of some hypothetical upscale market from out of town? Moyer Tower stands for all of that and more of that.



TUCSON SAYS \\

Arizona, 13.02.2008 19:07

Protesters Tell Maricopa County Sheriff He\\\'s Not Welcome in Pima County



WILDLIFE BLOCKED BY U.S. APARTHEID WALL

Arizona, 13.02.2008 19:07

Senseless Wall Continues Devastating Impact on Arizona Communities, Wildlife



WILDLIFE BLOCKED BY U.S. APARTHEID WALL

Arizona, 13.02.2008 19:07

Senseless Wall Continues Devastating Impact on Arizona Communities, Wildlife



WYPR Members Protest at WYPR for Return of Marc Steiner Show

Baltimore, 13.02.2008 18:08

Maryland residents continue to picket outside Maryland public radio station WYPR for the second straight week, calling for the reinstatement of the Mark Steiner Show. This Maryland public affairs show based in Baltimore was abruptly cancelled on Feb. 1, 2008 without much warning.




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