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National Lawyers Guild Demonstration Support Committee supports Council Bill restoring First Amendment rights

DC, 07.10.2004 21:07

Legislation Proposed to Protect First Amendment Rights During Demonstrations: "The legislation follows a D.C. Council investigation of the Metropolitan Police Department handling of anti-war and anti-globalization demonstrations between 2000 and 2002 – an investigation that faulted the department for violating the first amendment and liberty rights of hundreds of demonstrators. The investigation also discovered police surveillance of political organizations, and concluded that the department acted preemptively against demonstrators in an apparent effort to hamper the exercise of First Amendment rights. The legislation will preclude preemptive actions by the police department by requiring a standard of “imminent likelihood” of lawbreaking before police can surround or otherwise disrupt an event; places limits on use of physical restraints; and creates a process with checks and balances for occasions when the police investigate the activities of members of political organizations. The bill restricts use of police lines to encircle demonstrators unless mass arrests are warranted..." Full Text The District of Columbia Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Demonstration Support Committee strongly supports the DC City Council Bill entitled, "The First Amendment Rights and Police Standards Act of 2004."



7-10 {LIVE NOW} Another World is possible if…

Netherlands, 07.10.2004 20:05

Video stream from Holland: book presentation TNI - Susan George



The FBI Took the Hard Drives of IMC Servers in the UK

Santa Cruz, CA, 07.10.2004 19:59

The FBI issued an order to Rackspace in the US (Indymedia's provider with offices in the US and London) to remove physically one of our servers. The order was so short term that Rackspace had to give away our hard drives in the UK.

The servers hosted numerous local IMCs. If you find a site is down: that might be the reason

The reason why the hard drives were taken are unknown.



FBI Seizes Indymedia Server in UK

Tennessee, 07.10.2004 19:43

Earlier today, the FBI issued an order to Rackspace, one of Indymedia's web hosting providers, to immediately turn over Indymedia servers hosted at Rackspace's London hosting facility to federal authorities. Rackspace complied and handed the servers over to the FBI. The servers hosted numerous local and global IMC sites including Ambazonia, Uruguay, Andorra, Poland, Western Massachusetts, UK Radio, Antwerpen, Nice, Nantes, Lilles, Euskalherria, Liege, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgrade, West Vlanderen, Portugal, Prague, Marseille, Galiza, Italy, Germany, and Brasil. Some of these sites have been restored using mirror servers, but most are still unavailable at this time. The Tennessee IMC site is not hosted by Rackspace and thus was not affected.



En marcha la campaña &quot;Eskolak Euskaldundu behar du&quot;.

Euskal Herria, 07.10.2004 19:18

Este jueves, a las 6 de la tarde y en el edificio La Bolsa de Bilbo, se hará la presentación de la campaña "Eskolak euskaldundu behar du", promovida por distintas asociaciones del movimiento de normalización del euskara y del mundo de la enseñanza.

Este trabajo de reivindicación y denuncia se está desarrollando desde hace tres años a favor de que se cumpla íntegramente el derecho de toda la niñez y juventud a conocer el euskara por medio de la escuela. Este año la campaña comenzará en Octubre y acabará en febrero y tiene tres puntos importantes de desarrollo:

-Dar a conocer la realidad de la conculcación de este derecho (el 62% no son euskaldunizados en la escuela), por medio de numerosas charlas pueblo a pueblo-desarrollar los contenidos de la alternativa a esta conculcación de los derechos lingüísticos: "Propuesta para la garantía del derecho a conocer el euskara"-Llevar a cabo esta denuncia y reivindicación por medio de las movilizaciones que se realizarán en Gasteiz, Baiona e Iruñea.

Las organizaciones que promueven la campaña sonAEK, EHIGE, EHE, Kontseilua, Euskal Konfederazioa, Ikasle Abertzaleak, Euskal Herriak Bere Eskolak, LAB y Sortzen-Ikasbatuaz.



FBI seizes Indymedia Servers. Reasons Unknown.

Urbana-Champaign, 07.10.2004 18:46

FBI took the hard drives of IMC servers in the USA and the UK The FBI issued an order to Rackspace (Indymedia's provider with office in the US and London) to remove physically our server. The order was so short term that Rackspace had to give away our hard drives, both in the US and the UK. The servers hosted numerous local IMCs: the Belgian and African imcs, Palestine, UK, Germany, and Brasil. The reason of this are not known.



poder i estats vs pobles i cultures

Barcelona, 07.10.2004 18:26

El teatro político en torno a la lengua catalana

Recientemente, la petición del Ministro Moratinos en Europa ha reabierto la polémica de la lengua catalana. El catalán y el valenciano, una sola lengua con nombres diferentes para un mismo hablar, han sufrido, una vez más, un ataque de tipo político prescindiendo de las afirmaciones de los filólogos y obviando las decisiones tomadas con anterioridad. De momento parece ser que las respuestas de los Països Catalans han tenido sus efectos.
Sin Embargo, tal y como están las cosas...en la heladeria de Gràcia :: en Ikea :: en la Farmacia d'Alacant:: en el padrón de Valencia:: en la Acadèmia valenciana de la llengua ::en Baleares:: en la cámara europea...Ni que se confundan con el alemán... :: És necesario seguir trabajando por la lengua catalana como se hace en... la Universitat de València :: Matarranya(franja) :: Mollet :: Fraga :: Santa Margarida de Montbui :: País Valencià:: Gandia:: Sabadell:: Barcelona ::más Correllengua

noticias relacionadas Veu pròpia: que no nos dividan el corazón :: La franja quiere el reconocimiento del catalán :: razones para decir NO a la Constitución Europea :: El catalán sí que se escucha en la ONU

+info :: >>>culturas



Poder i estats vs pobles i cultures

Barcelona, 07.10.2004 18:18

El teatre polític vers la llengua

Recentment, la petició del Ministre Moratinos a Europa ha reobert la polèmica vers la llengua. El català i el valencià, una sola llengua amb noms diferents per un mateix parlar, han patit, una vegada més, un atac de caire polític prescindint de les afirmacions dels filòleg*s i obviant les decisions preses anteriorment. De moment sembla que les respostes dels Països Catalans han tingut els seus efectes.
Tot i això, tal i com estan les coses...a la gelateria de Gràcia :: a Ikea :: a la Farmàcia d'Alacant:: al padró de València:: a l'acadèmia valenciana de la llengua ::a les Illes:: a la cambra europea...Ni que es confonguin amb l'alemany... :: Cal seguir treballant per la llengua com es fa a... la Universitat de València :: Matarranya(franja) :: a Mollet :: A Fraga :: A Santa Margarida de Montbui :: al País Valencià::a Gandia::a Sabadell:: a Barcelona ::més Correllengua

notícies relacionades Veu pròpia: que no es dividesquen el cor :: La franja vol el reconeixement del català :: raons per dir NO a la Constitució Europea :: El català sí es deixa sentir a l'ONU

+info :: >>>cultures



Pedro Jaime Mosquera

Colombia, 07.10.2004 18:12

Asesinado el vicepresidente de la Asociación Campesina de Arauca



132 Reasons to Vote Against George Bush

Baltimore, 07.10.2004 17:59

You need to put it together in a single space to comprehend fully this mean, vicious political regime. Here are 132 displays of their undermining peace and justice here and throughout the world.



Open Day

Brisbane, 07.10.2004 17:24

Indymedia Open Day



Elections in a Parliamentary democracy

Melbourne, 07.10.2004 16:20

The Case for Voting



Finestre

Italy, 07.10.2004 14:06

FINESTRE - Come prendere casa senza passare dagli affitti



From the Newswire

darwin, 07.10.2004 13:38

One Mile Dam community want action



City Dismisses Charges Against 227 RNC Arestees

NYC, 07.10.2004 13:37

The Manhattan D.A. yesterday dismissed charges against 227 protesters arrested during a War Resisters League anti-RNC march on August 31st. According to Christopher Dunn of the NYCLU, the dismissals "certainly cast a shadow of doubt on the Police Department's arrest tactics during the convention. Those tactics produced a lot of unlawful arrests."

NYC-IMC Coverage of the War Resisters League March. "They're Arresting Everybody." [1] || [2]

Martin Stolar, president of the city chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, said the dismissals will not deter lawyers from filing a federal civil rights lawsuit this month on behalf of those arrested.



become your media!

Italy, 07.10.2004 12:47

Indymedia piemunt



Grécia: Prisioneiros Políticos em Greve de Fome

Portugal, 07.10.2004 12:39

Grécia: Prisioneiros Políticos em Greve de Fome



Traffic blocked in Soweto

South Africa, 07.10.2004 12:09

Police arrest 10 to try stop protest against prepaid water meters



No Draft in US

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.10.2004 08:46

Vote on Draft Legislation: 402-2 Against



no money

Houston, 07.10.2004 07:54

Houston IMC -- All Volunteer Collective



CTA to Cut Services

Chicago, 07.10.2004 07:53

The Chicago Transit Authority faces a $77 million budget deficit, with serious consequences for commuters and CTA workers.

If the Illinois General Assembly does not find a way to provide the funds needed to avoid this crisis, service will be sliced by 20%, all overnight L trains will be eliminated, night owl service on all bus lines would be cut from twice to once an hour, 30 bus routes will no longer exist, and 1,000 to 1,250 union workers -- mostly bus drivers and train operators -- will be layed off. A total of 415 buses will be taken out of circulation, nine bus routes will be shortened, bus service hours will be reduced by 21.5%, and rail service hours by 11%. The service on the Red and Blue Lines will be cut from 1 to 4AM, and on the Brown and Orange Lines from 10PM to 5AM.

CTA staff has drafted two budgets, one showing more money from Springfield and one that does not. They include an additional $9 million in new revenue from rate increases that include: - Increasing fees for paratransit disabled people from $1.75 to $3.50 for a single ride and $75 to $150 for a monthly pass; - Boosting parking fees by 25 cents to $3; - Raising U-Pass rates by a dime to 70 cents.
CTA leaders have scheduled public hearings, with details at www.transitchicago.com.




Senn High School, Community Shuts Down Naval Academy Proposal

Chicago, 07.10.2004 07:43

It was an evening of tense conflict between community members in the audience and meeting organizers behind the podium.

The spokespersons for a proposed future naval academy in Senn High School, a public school in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, were patient as first, remaining silent until the jeers and booing quieted down. Patience slowly ran thin and the shouting continued. "Keep the military out of our schools!" followed by a loud eruption of applause and cheering.
Students could be seen everywhere, surrounding the auditorium with posters exclaiming, "No Navy" and "Save Senn." Full Story | Additional Photos: [ 1 ]

Related Links: SaveSenn.Org | Article on Senn Success | Education as Enforcement | Youth and the Military | Catalyst



Profiteers of the Airwaves Gather to Consolidate their Monopoly and Subvert Democracy

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.10.2004 05:44

Media EmergenC and N.A.B. Showdown in San Diego



Whose Airwaves?

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.10.2004 05:07

Media EmergenC and N.A.B. Showdown in San Diego



Police Brutality

Pittsburgh, 07.10.2004 04:56

Police Brutality in Pittsburgh: Looking Forwards, Looking Back



Diebold Fined for Fraudulent Threats

Pittsburgh, 07.10.2004 03:30

Diebold Loses Copyright Case Against San Francisco ISP



OCT. 16th COME ROCK THE HOUSE TO PUT TOM TAYLOR IN IT!

Minneapolis/St. Paul, 07.10.2004 02:55

On October 16th the most rockiness assemblage of Northeast musicians and beyond are coming forward to support Tom Taylor's campaign for State representative of Northeast Minneapolis. Be there or be [].



KERRY FUNDRAISER &amp; RALLY SAT OCT 9, ST. PAUL

Minneapolis/St. Paul, 07.10.2004 02:51

Sat, Oct 9 in Upper Lowertown, 5 to 10 PM: Join a politically diverse group including Democratic Party Members, Greens, Independents and Libertarians to raise money and support John Kerry for President of the United States.



UN URGENTE!

Colombia, 07.10.2004 01:28



Mordechai Vanunu Asks for an Irish Welcome

Ireland, 06.10.2004 23:36

Indymedia.ie Interviews Mordechai Vanunu Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli scientist who blew the whistle on Israel's secret WMD program and served an 18 year prison sentence (mostly in solitary confinement) as punishment gives an exclusive interview to Indymedia Ireland. Read statements of support for Vanunu allowing to make a new home in Ireland by Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Daniel Ellsberg, Katharine Gun, Garret FitzGerald and more.... The Irish Asylum for Vanunu Project Website is at freewebs.com/Vanunu2Ireland In 1986 Mordechai Vanunu offered information about Israel's secret Dimona nuclear 'research center' programme to The Sunday Times, later that year he was drugged and kidnapped in Italy by Israeli agents, was tried and convicted in Israel for treason and spent eighteen years in Ashkelon prison, twelve of which were in solitary confinement in a two-by-three metre cell. Today, having completed his sentence, Vanunu is free from prison but not Free to leave Israel - he is under constant monitoring by the Israeli Authorities and faces threats to his life while living in Israel. His restrictions include not speaking to international journalists. Mordechai Vanunu has violated court orders by speaking to Indymedia.ie... "I would like to get out of Israel and start a new life. I hope the Irish government will help me to receive asylum and much more importantly to act, as a government, [to convince the Israelis] to let me go. That is what I need now. We need someone to ask the Israeli government to let me go. If I were to come to Ireland, I would like to write my book. I have an obligation to write my book for people who want to know my story. I would like to speak to people about anti-nuclear weapons, to speak about peace, and, if I can, to enter university to learn and teach." Indymedia.ie: Could you briefly describe what happened with you and the Dimona Nuclear Plant 18+ years ago that resulted in your imprisonment, for those who are not familiar? Mordechai Vanunu: In September of 1986 I met a journalist, Peter Hounam, from The Sunday Times, and I gave him all the information I knew about Dimona Nuclear Reactor where I was working. I told him I was working in the production of Plutonium, Lithium-6 and Tritium Nuclear Materials that are used for producing and building Atomic Bombs, Hydrogen Bombs and Neutron Bombs. My job was to produce these materials. I used to produce each year about 30 to 40 grams of Plutonium, which is enough for about 10 Atomic Bombs each year. So if you consider that the Dimona Reactor was working since from 1964 to 1986, they produced about 200 Atomic Bombs. "I was working in the production [.... for] building Atomic Bombs, Hydrogen Bombs and Neutron Bombs. My job was to produce these materials. I used to produce each year about 30 to 40 grams of Plutonium, which is enough for about 10 Atomic Bombs each year." Vanunu's photos from the Dimona Nuclear Facility released to The Sunday Times in 1986 Indymedia.ie: What led you to the decision to release this information to the public? Vanunu: It was published by The Sunday Times, and the main reason I went to the public is because the Israeli Government was not reporting to anyone what was going on in secret. All that was known was that maybe Israel had two to five Atomic Bombs - but I knew that they were producing a lot. So I decided that the world should know that they Israel had a lot of Atomic bombs, beyond any imagination. And that it is a danger that they could use them in the next war against Syria or any other state. By publishing [this information] and informing the world, I wanted to prevent Israel from using nuclear bombs and causing nuclear war in the Middle East. And also,I hoped that because of the publicity Israel would have to make peace with the Palestinians and give back the occupied land. That was my main target and concern, to help to bring peace to the Middle East, and to prevent war. Indymedia.ie: What led you to develop your own anti-nuclear stance? Vanunu: I think every human being who followed the story of nuclear weapons - consider Hiroshima, Nagasaki - can see the result of the use of Atomic Bombs like as in the movie 'The Day After'. And do not forget that in the Cold War, when the United States and Russia were in a nuclear race, each one had thousands of nuclear weapons and were very close to an explosive situation - that would cause the deaths of millions and the destruction of cities of the world or in the Middle East. So, my main concern was to save and prevent a genocide and holocaust by Israel's nuclear weapons. I was raised to respect the Jewish holocaust - and I found out that the Jewish people and Israeli government could cause a holocaust on the Arab people by nuclear weapons - that was my target and main concern. Indymedia.ie: Obviously, the Israeli government would say they need them for 'security' - but do nuclear weapons create security for Israel, ultimately? Vanunu: I do not think that nuclear weapons are defensive weapons and do not save any life. Nuclear weapons can only cause genocide and holocaust, nuclear weapons cannot save an Israeli State. The only way to save an Israeli State is by a real peace. The use of nuclear weapons can only cause a nuclear war or a chemical weapons war that will kill millions of people. So I disagree [with the Israeli nuclear policy] that these weapons are for defense. In my view, nuclear power gives too much power to the Israeli government so they can avoid making peace. Indymedia.ie: Your convictions have led you to eighteen years of imprisonment and many years in isolation in jail. Can you describe your life in prison? Vanunu: I was eleven and a half years in total isolation in one small room - two by three meters. They did not use any physical torture, but they used a lot of psychological torture to make me angry and agressive - if I were agressive, they could have used physical power against me. But I was not agressive so I did not give them the chance to use physical torture. But there was a lot of psychological torture, every day and every night they could disturb my sleep, they came to my cell every half-hour, they controlled everything from food to clothes, even electricity and water - all was under Israeli spy control. The Shikma prison [in Ashkelon] was controlled and guided by Shin-beth/Mossad - they have their office inside the prison and use that power to recruit the guards and train them to use modern psychological systems to break down [the prisoners] - but I survived, and fought back by staying very firm and strong. "My main concern was to save and prevent a genocide and holocaust by Israel's nuclear weapons. I was raised to respect the Jewish holocaust - and I found out that the Jewish people and Israeli government could cause a holocaust on the Arab people by nuclear weapons" Vanunu's photos from the Dimona Nuclear Facility released to The Sunday Times in 1986 Indymedia.ie: You have had an interesting global spiritual journey., You started your life as a Jew in Morocco, then later in Nepal and developed an interest in Buddhism, and then in Australia you converted to Christianity. I am curious, did your spirituality help you through your isolation in prison? Vanunu: Yes, I was raised as a Jew in a Jewish family (in Morocco) and I became a Christian in Sydney, Australia in 1986. That helped me very much when I was in prison because when I was isolated in a cell I used to be under heavy psychological brainwashing - I needed my own faith, my own way, my individual way, my independent way. So, the best way for me to answer all the Israeli brainwashing was through my Christianity - no matter what they did they could not change me or break me down, because I declared my Christianity, very firm and clear, in my own way. I said to them 'You are in the wrong way and I am in the right way' and I am following Jesus Christ, non-violence and peace. My Christianity was like a shell that helped me to stand against all their brainwashing and [psychological] warfare. This was a big obstacle for them in their effort to break me. Indymedia.ie: Did your Christianity influence you to make the decision to release the information about the Dimona Nuclear Programme? Vanunu: Yes, when I was in Australia [and converted to Christianity] this set me totally free from any obligation or connection to the Israeli government or to the Israeli Nation - I felt I was doing right for all of the human race, that I was not obligated (as before) only to the Israeli state. The human race is more important than loyalty to the Israeli government. Christianity helped me feel that I am one of all the human race, like Jesus brought God to all the world. Indymedia.ie: I do not know the full conditions of your release from prison, but I read that you had recently visited the Wall that Israel is building. A lot has changed since you were imprisoned in 1986, what does that Wall symbolise to you? Vanunu: When I came out of prison and saw this Wall, it was very disappointing and very disturbing. The Wall is a symbol of Israeli aggression and power and a sign that it does not really want peace. Israel is building this wall to be an obstacle to any movement between Jews and Palestinians and to disturb Palestinian life; but more importantly this wall is a symbol that Israel does not want real peace. You cannot have real peace with Palestinians if you build this wall. So, I am very disapointed to see this wall and I want the world and the whole human race to raise their voice to demand the destruction of this wall. It means that there is not going to be any real peace in the future. Indymedia.ie: How is it that Israel can think that Nuclear Weapons and this Wall can bring it peace? Vanunu: I do not understand it. The Israelis believe they have the power to do anything they want. And with the Wall, they can prevent a real peace. The Wall is the true face of Israeli policy, that they do not want any real peace. They have a policy based on power instead of going into real negotiations to create real peace with the Arabs of the Middle East, and especially the Palestinians. The Wall and Israel's nuclear weapons reminds me of Masada. The Jewish people lived on that mountain near the Dead Sea in 73AD and in the end they committed suicide there. This is also the policy of nuclear weapons. If they use nuclear weapons it will be a genocide for the Israelis. Indymedia.ie: How do you see Israel's nuclear weapons assisting the oppression of the Palestinians? Vanunu: It means that Israel trusts its own power and can force the Palestinians and the world, including Europe and the United States, to accept a Jewish Apartheid State. A Jewish State with Jewish religion and law: they call it democracy, but it is Jewish democracy for the Jews. This is the policy backed by nuclear weapons. Instead of building a real secular democracy for all the people and a real democracy as in every European state, Israel decided to have a religious Apartheid state, a state governed by Jewish law for the Jews only, with no respect for Palestinian rights. This is what the Israelis have in mind with nuclear weapons and this is a big mistake. Maybe now they will start to realise this, they will wake up and change this policy and build a real democracy - and in a real democracy they will not need any nuclear weapons. "The Wall is a symbol of Israeli aggression and power and a sign that it does not really want peace. Israel is building this Wall to be an obstacle to any movement between Jews and Palestinians and to disturb Palestinian life..." Vanunu's photos from the Dimona Nuclear Facility released to The Sunday Times in 1986 Indymedia.ie: What are the conditions of your release from jail? Vanunu: I am under restriction not to speak to foreigners for six months since April 21st, and not to leave the country for one year. After six months they will review my restriction on speaking to foreigners - but I am already speaking to foreigners, all the time. So far, they have not done anything. I think they realise it is a stupid restriction because you cannot make a distinction between Israelis and non-Israelis when you speak. [The restriction] is about my rights as a human being and my political views. They will review it on October 21st and then we will see if they continue or stop it. Indymedia.ie: Do you believe that the Israeli State is monitoring you today? Vanunu: I believe that the Israeli spies, Mossad-Shin-beth, are monitoring me, my phone, my email, they know what I am doing. They are reading the news, following the media and Internet, they have a lot of information. Indymedia.ie: So, they are probably listening to our conversation at this moment? Vanunu: I believe so! But we are not doing anything wrong. I am repeating information that was published eighteen years ago or speaking my political views. If this is a democracy they should not fear me speaking. Indymedia.ie: What other threats do you feel while living in Israel? From either political or religious groups? Vanunu: I do not feel totally free. I have said that I am free but [with the restrictions] not totally free. I cannot travel freely within Israel, I cannot go on the streets because some right-wing religious Jews are opposed to me. Some of this is the result of the Israeli media creating a bad image of my case to Israelis. So a lot of people do not like me. So I do not feel free and I am not traveling in Israeli cities, I am staying only in East Jerusalem among Palestinians and among Christians and foreigners. The only way I will feel free is when I get out of Israel and go to another state, in Europe or the United States. Indymedia.ie: If you were to come to Ireland, what would you like to do with your new freedom here? Vanunu: I would like to get out of Israel and start a new life. I hope the Irish government will help me to receive asylum and much more importantly to act, as a government, [to convince the Israelis] to let me go. That is what I need now. We need someone to ask the Israeli government to let me go. If I were to come to Ireland, I would like to write my book. I have an obligation to write my book for people who want to know my story. I would like to speak to people about anti-nuclear weapons, to speak about peace, and, if I can, to enter university to learn and teach. Indymedia.ie: What are the chances that the Israeli Courts are going to allow you to leave the country? And, do you believe that the Israeli Courts are under political pressure to keep you within Israel? Vanunu: We appealed to the Court already [about the restrictions] and it was rejected. The Courts are in the power of the government and used secret evidence that I was not allowed to hear. Without me or my lawyer being present, the government convinced a judge to continue the restrictions. So, I do not have any future in the courts. I do not expect any justice from the Courts. "I cannot go on the streets because some right-wing religious Jews are opposed to me. Some of this is the result of the Israeli media creating a bad image of my case to Israelis [....] I am staying only in East Jerusalem among Palestinians and among Christians and foreigners." Vanunu's photos from the Dimona Nuclear Facility released to The Sunday Times in 1986 Indymedia.ie: What are the chances of political pressure within Israel being applied to allow your release from the restrictions? Vanunu: Some negotiation by a foreign government or intervention by a European state [is needed] demanding that I be let go, explaining to the Israeli government that I do not have any secrets that can harm Israel, that I am going to restart my life. They should let me go as I have no more secrets to give - only what was published eighteen years ago. So, I hope that a foreign state will come out and demand of them that they let me go. Either Ireland or the European Parliament, or indeed anyone. Indymedia.ie: Are there any political parties in Israel that are pressuring the government for your freedom? Vanunu: In Israel you will not find any political powers who are supporting me. Only some Palestinian Arab members of the Knesset Parliament. They themselves do not have any power and they are regarded as Israel's enemies. Inside Israel, you will not even find one non-Arab member of the Knesset who will stand and speak on my behalf. Because, on this issue of nuclear weapons, Israel is of one mind - Israelis are for nuclear weapons and they will not support me because I speak against nuclear weapons and because I want to make Israel a nuclear weapons-free zone. Indymedia.ie: So, you believe this is a situation where only external pressure can give you your political and human rights? Vanunu: Only foreign governments and external powers can convince them to let me go. If the Israelis are really a democracy they would respect my rights, my freedom of movement and my freedom of speech. Some people from abroad have spoken very clearly to Israel telling them they should respect these human rights and let me go. I have served eighteen years - what they want. The full sentence. Even killers in Israel do not serve eighteen years! So they should let me go. It is only a matter of revenge and they continue because I am a Christian. If I were Jewish I could be free a long time ago. Mordechai Vanunu in Palestine with Adeline O'Keeffe who along with 4 others chained herself to the railings of the Israeli embassy in London on 30 September 2004, the 18th anniversary of Mordechai's imprisonment. Indymedia.ie: Is there anything else you would like to tell people on Indymedia.ie? Vanunu: I want to say that I have read a lot about Irish people and Irish culture. I read Irish books while in prison and enjoyed them very much. Including James Joyce's Ulysses, also books of poems by Seamus Heaney - I had learned that he knew about me and sent his support. I also read of Irish history. I think Ireland now has come out after a long sleep in the 19th and 20th Century and has now got a real status in Europe. I have many friends in Ireland who used to write me during my [prison] years, sending me books. I would love to come to Ireland. Last night I enjoyed my first drink of Guinness, it was wonderful. I hope that Ireland will be proud enough and great enough to speak on my behalf to Israel (and ask Israel) to let me go. And I will be glad to stay in Ireland. I give my thanks to Ireland and the Irish people and hope one day I can visit Dublin and stay there. Indymedia.ie: Thank you for this interview and when you come to Ireland there will be many people who would be happy to buy you many pints of Guinness. Vanunu: OK! Slán go fóill. http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/oct2004/vanunu1.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/oct2004/vanunu2.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/oct2004/vandimonapullout1.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/oct2004/vandimonapullout3.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/oct2004/vandimonapullout6.jpg http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/oct2004/vandimonapullout7.jpg



Grassroot groups help set election agenda on health issues

Melbourne, 06.10.2004 22:45

Medicare primary election focus



America Failing World History

Victoria, 06.10.2004 22:37

The U.S. Is Failing World History



indymeetingIX

Italy, 06.10.2004 22:17

Assemblea Nazionale Indymedia Italia



indymeetingIX

Italy, 06.10.2004 22:16

Assemblea Nazionale Indymedia Italia



Save Our Transit Visits Harrisburg

Pittsburgh, 06.10.2004 21:49

Save Our Transit Visits Harrisburg



Presidio antifa

Italy, 06.10.2004 21:36

Presidio antifa a tivoli



caletolivia

Argentina, 06.10.2004 21:10

Miércoles 6 de octubre 2004 | 10 PERSONAS TRAS LAS REJAS POR LUCHAR
Caleta Olivia, Santa Cruz:Torturas y cárcel para quienes reclaman trabajo



caletaoliv

Argentina, 06.10.2004 20:58

Miércoles 6 de octubre 2004 | 10 PERSONAS TRAS LAS REJAS POR LUCHAR
Torturas y cárcel para quienes reclaman trabajo genuino



newswire/openpublishing

Italy, 06.10.2004 19:30

Come funziona indymedia



ISF: Another World Is Nearly Here!

Ireland, 06.10.2004 19:12

Major Debate on how to Oppose Neoliberalism A debate on how best to oppose the forces of neoliberalism and global capitalism – and indeed what to replace it with - is set to be the highlight of this year's Irish Social Forum, which will take place in Dublin next weekend, October 8th to 10th. Another central theme will be racism in Ireland and its role in neoliberalism. A debate on how best to oppose the forces of neoliberalism and global capitalism – and indeed what to replace it with - is set to be the highlight of this year's Irish Social Forum, which will take place in Dublin next weekend, October 8th to 10th. Another central theme will be racism in Ireland and its role in neoliberalism. Author and academic Peadar Kirby will argue for less market and more state... "What we call the Celtic Tiger is simply an Irish version of the tilt towards the market that is evident in countries throughout the world, as the state restructures itself so as to put the needs of global capital above the needs of its citizens." However, Aileen O'Carroll of the anarchist Workers Solidarity Movement is calling for a "social revolution" to bring about "a world based on the principles of economic equality and direct democracy rather than the principle of profit. For me, the only solution is to replace this political system with one which is completely different," O'Carroll said. "I don't believe parliament will bring us the change we want. It cannot challenge the fundamental inequalities of neoliberalism. Parliament's role is to manage inequality not to remove it." The plenary, which will also be addressed by Mick O'Reilly of the ATGWU and Labour Councillor Mary Murphy, will feature conflicting views on social partnership and whether to participate in it. Meanwhile, the role of racism in the neoliberal globalisation project will be highlighted at the other main plenary, titled Racism in Ireland. Author and Trinity College academic Dr Ronit Lentin will focus on the consequences, for Ireland, of the global migration regime. In the wake of the 2004 Citizenship referendum, Lentin will argue that "while, like all modern nation-states, Ireland is a 'racial state', at the present time of unparalleled prosperity (which, however, is accompanied by growing poverty and rich-poor gaps), Ireland is also a racist state. Ireland is creating armies of invisible migrant labourers. Looking at the stories of migrants is one alternative way to think about globalisation in today's Ireland." Also due to speak at the plenary on racism are Aisling Reidy of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Rosanna Flynn of Residents Against Racism and Jason Brannigan of Belfast-based Fascists Out Campaign. The ISF will feature workshops hosted by more than 40 different groups from around Ireland on such topics as racism, trade unions, inner-city regeneration, trade justice, the global arms trade, Public Private Partnerships, the US military's use of Shannon Airport, female genital mutilation, left unity, incinerators, the EU constitution and the Criminal Justice Bill. The Irish Social Forum is a gathering for everyone opposed to war, racism and the implications of corporate-led globalisation or neoliberalism. It is a space to bring together everyone who wants to see global justice, workers' rights and a sustainable society. Lentin described the Irish Social Forum as being "dedicated to all those opposed to the neoliberal globalising forces of a regime where racial states harmonise their closure against people from the poor world." 'The ISF is a unique opportunity to build a broad movement which can challenge the dominance of pro-market sentiments and ideas throughout public discourse but especially in the media and in policy circles. As the destructive effects of the market on Irish society, and especially on the most vulnerable among us, become ever more evident building such a movement is an urgent priority.' For some the Irish Social Forum will be a pre-cursor to the European Social Forum (ESF), which will this year be held in London from October 14th to 17th. Upwards of 50,000 activists from across Europe are expected to converge on London for this, the third ESF (www.fse-esf.org). The Irish Social Forum was launched in July 2003, as a counter-summit to the World Economic Forum (WEF), which was due to be held in Dublin in October 2003. In the event, the WEF was cancelled, but the ISF went ahead and was a huge success, with over 400 people attending. The Irish Social Forum 2004 will open at 7.30pm this Friday, 8th October at the St Nicholas of Myra Parish Centre, off Francis Street in Dublin's Liberties. The evening will include an introductory talk, screenings, live music and a DJ. Drinks will be served. Saturday gets under way at 10.30am in the UCD student centre, where the workshops and the plenary will be followed by an evening of live music from Latin America workshops. An international range of food will also be on offer. On Sunday the Forum moves to the ATGWU building in Middle Abbey Street. Full details are available at http://www.irishsocialforum.org PLENARY SESSIONS: RACISM IN IRELAND (Saturday 9th October, 2pm, UCD Student Centre, Belfield) * Jason Brannigan, Fascists Out Campaign * Rosanna Flynn, Residents Against Racism * Ronit Lentin, Campaign against the Deportation of Irish Children * Aisling Reidy, Irish Council for Civil Liberties ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF OPPOSITION TO NEOLIBERALISM (Sunday 10th October, 2pm, ATGWU, Mid Abbey St) * Peadar Kirby, Lecturer, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University * Mary Murphy, Labour Party Councillor (former National Policy Officer, SVdeP), * Aileen O'Carroll, Workers Solidarity Movement * Mick O'Reilly, General Secretary, ATGWU WEBSITE: http://www.irishsocialforum.org ABOUT THE IRISH SOCIAL FORUM The Irish Social Forum draws its inspiration and energy from the international movement of social forums, such as the World Social Forum and the European Social Forum, coming together to build alternatives towards a sustainable and equitable world in the belief that “another world is possible”. The forum is created by and for the movements and is organised in accordance with the World Social Forum Charter of Principles of Porto Alegre (www.fse-esf.org/en/charter.html). The first Irish Social Forum Co-operation and Solidarity Summit was held from October 17th-19th in University College Dublin. The summit featured speakers from countries as far as Pakistan, Palestine and Italy as well as local speakers and over forty workshops. The main themes of the Summit centred on Peace, Public Services, the Environment, and Equality. The workshops were held on a variety of issues such as prison privatisation plans, intellectual property, farmers’ issues North and South, the trade union movement and young workers, racism, the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), West Papua, and feminist organisations. In all, about four hundred people attended the Irish Social Forum Summit and feedback was overall enthusiastic. This is a chance for people from around Ireland to come together to engage in debate, organize action and build networks to strengthen the global justice movement. It will also feature music and film-showings celebrating the global movement. The Irish Social Forum is a process to assist in, and present, the articulation of the movement of movements of individuals, formal organisations and informal groups from any part of Irish civil society who are negatively affected by and are opposed to the global project known as neoliberalism. Its purpose is to express the needs felt within Irish society as a powerful statement of the "other world" that is not only possible but is already "under construction" in many areas. http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/oct2004/isflogoforimc.jpg



Election 2004

Sydney, 06.10.2004 18:19

Election Time Spells Silly Season on Indymedia



sl_lesbianmurder06102004

South Africa, 06.10.2004 17:52

Lesbian activist murdered in Sierra Leone



America Failing World History

Victoria, 06.10.2004 17:40

The U.S. Is Failing World History



Photos &amp; Details of Horse Road Blockade 10/4/04

Portland, 06.10.2004 17:33



Medical Marijuana Limit Now 3 Pounds in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz, CA, 06.10.2004 17:23

Sheriff Mark Tracy was repeatedly praised by members of the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) for viewing the medical marijuana limit in 'medical' terms as opposed to 'legal'.

Tracy recommended that a board of physicians determine the limit.

Following the physicians' recommendation county counsel drafted an ordinance which allows for medical marijuana users to grow '3 pounds of dried product' in a garden up to 100 square feet.

see also:
9/21/04: Grass Busts Downtown Criminalize Young and Poor
9/17/02: Cannabis Distribution at Santa Cruz City Hall

[ Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) I Santa Cruz vs. Ashcroft I Indybay's Drug War page ]



Levando a Morte e o Luto à Casa Branca

Portugal, 06.10.2004 16:56

Levando a Morte e o Luto à Casa Branca



NYC Indymedia Video Wants You!

NYC, 06.10.2004 16:53

NYC Indymedia Video is currently seeking new volunteers. . The NYC IMC Video Collective is an all-volunteer collective of local independent producers, filmmakers, and video activists. We are a working group of the NYC Indymedia Center, focusing on video production and distribution directed toward social change.

During the past year, the NYC Indymedia Video Collective has produced over thirty episodes of its segment-based documentary news program, Blacked-Out Media. The TV show appears weekly on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Brooklyn Community Access Television, and Free Speech TV, a publicly-supported independent TV channel that is available in over 17 million U.S. homes.

NYC Indymedia Video also worked to produce six-one hour shows during the 2004 Republican National Convention entitled Unconventional Television. Members from the collective are involved in creating a documentary about the events surrounding the RNC that should be ready before the end of fall 2004.

Due to all of the work surrounding the RNC documentary project and members of the collective moving, there aren’t enough volunteers to finish Blacked-Out Media every week. We are desperately in need of new videographers, DV editors, segment producers, and organizers

If you are interested in becoming involved with the NYC Indymedia Video Collective, please attend our next meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 PM at 34 East 29th Street on the 2nd floor or email imc-nyc-video@indymedia.org.



Edwards survives--and that's saying something

Portland, 06.10.2004 16:40



DC Residents Fight Baseball Stadium

DC, 06.10.2004 15:57

Yesterday, Washington, DC residents demonstrated their opposition to the construction of a new major league baseball stadium. Ingrid Drake reports for WPFW News.



Ralph Nader Interview: The sorry state of the US left

Portland, 06.10.2004 15:56




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