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VIDEO: Big Media in Seattle Gets Dressed Down!

Seattle, 24.03.2008 22:38

Going into the 6th year of the Iraqi occupation didn't go unheeded. Protesters held big media corporations accountable for lies that kill.

VIDEO: Shizuno Wynkoop Speaks At Freedom Hall

Seattle, 24.03.2008 22:38

Video coverage of Evergreen student activist Shizuno Wynkoop speaking in Seattle about Port Resistance and other issues.

The Other America - MP3 Tales from the NE Anarchist Movement

Ireland, 24.03.2008 22:09

I spent the last month Greyhounding around the USA ...

South Central Farm

LA, 24.03.2008 19:08

South Central Farm

New video from Nahr al-Bared Camp

DC, 24.03.2008 18:09

The anarchist video collective "a-films" announces its latest short film (4 min.) from Lebanon called "Landscape of Destruction".

Началось строительсво Гродненской ГЭС?

Belarus, 24.03.2008 18:07

В пятницу 21 марта место строительных работ выглядело следующим образом: Через поселок Щечиново, располодженном на берегу Немана, немного выше по течению чем Гродно, то и дело проезжают МАЗы. Они вывозят песок с берега Немана. Роют то ли котлован для обводного канала, то ли делают дорогу в будущей дамбе. Выяснить конкретно ничего не удалось. Рядовые строители ничего не говорят, вообще не идут на контакт. А главного в этом деле человека Виктора Микулича в городе не оказалось - он мог бы сказать что-либо.

Самый любопытный вопрос - откуда деньги? Есть версия, что работы начали в надежде на бюджет.

Mujeres y represión

Argentina, 24.03.2008 17:39

"Paseo" del Buen Pastor: una fuga hacia la memoria

Novo espazo liberado na Coruña: A_Cultura_ Preo(k)upa vai....!!!!

Galiza, 24.03.2008 17:09

O pasado venres 14 de marzo ás 17:00 horas un grupo de persoas liberou un novo espazo social na cidade da Coruña,concretamente na rúa Atocha Alta nº 14 no bairro das Atochas-Monte Alto.
Porque... A_Cultura_Preo(k)upa !!!
Estades todas invitadas a fiormar parte deste proxecto de revitalización socio-cultural para o bairro de Monte Alto.
| imaxes 1 | imaxes 2 | imaxes 3 | Cronicas 1º 2º días | imaxes 4 | Primeiro vídeo da cultura preokupa | 4º día de toma (crónica) | actividades Xoves 20 a domingo 23 de marzo | imaxes 5
| Blogaliza |
Novas vencelhadas: Okupación e desaloxo Panificadora (Vigo 26.05.2007) | Guateque prekario |

NYPD caught on tv beating up Tibet protestors in NY

NYC, 24.03.2008 17:09

NYPD look just like viscious Chinese goon squad - busting up a free Tibet protest in New York.

Friends of Brad Will Release Secret Documents of Proposed USMexican Military Aid

NYC, 24.03.2008 17:09

The international network demanding accountability for the murder of US journalist Brad Will released secret documents detailing proposed military support for Mexican security forces implicated in murder, torture and continuing arbitrary detentions.

Should TELECOMS pay “Your Defense Costs” to fight NSA Illegal-Wiretap Evidence?

NYC, 24.03.2008 17:09

Perhaps the only thing that has stopped government from broadly using “illegal telecom assisted wiretap evidence” against ordinary Citizens is that Telecoms don’t have immunity from being sued by charged criminal and civil asset forfeiture defendants.

Mujeres y represión

Argentina, 24.03.2008 17:08

"Paseo" del Buen Pastor: una fuga hacia la memoria

Mujeres y represión

Argentina, 24.03.2008 17:08

"Paseo" del Buen Pastor: una fuga hacia la memoria


Arizona, 24.03.2008 17:07

All Cochise County Routes Abandoned; Threats Continue Against San Pedro River


Arizona, 24.03.2008 15:37

Sheriff's Office Employs Racial Profiling to Arrest Motorists; Protests Held Outside Maricopa County Jail

Comunicado público

santiago, 24.03.2008 12:39

A los pueblos que habitan Chile, Argentina y el mundo.

Blackball 08 — 100 Years On

Aotearoa, 24.03.2008 10:40

This easter weekend Blackball celebrated its rich militant worker's history with the centennial of the 1908 strike… A good turnout in the rather isolated Balckball kicked off the weekends events, aimed at celebrating the 11 week strike, which, 100 years earlier, helped strengthen the rights of miners, workers and unionism throughout the country. [ Read full report ] Links: Celebration Invitation | The Blackball Museum of Working Class History | The History of Blackball | "Trouble Makers" - Anarchism and Syndicalism. The early years of the Libertarian Movement in Aotearoa / New Zealand Biographies of prominent strikers: Pat Hickey | Robert "Bob" Semple | Patrick "Paddy" Webb

Easter Day Vigil in Highland Park

LA, 24.03.2008 10:39

Easter Day Vigil in Highland Park

Protest at Military Recruiting Centers to Mark 4,000 Dead US Soldiers in Iraq

Santa Cruz, CA, 24.03.2008 10:39

The 4,000th US soldier was killed in Iraq on March 23rd. Vigils and actions have been called at the Military Recruiting Centers in Capitola and Berkeley on Monday, March 24th to express grief over so many senseless deaths in Iraq.

Army Recruitment Website Remixed at

San Francisco Bay Area, 24.03.2008 00:08

The Army recruitment site is one of the most heavily advertised web sites on the planet. It's a slick marketing effort to make enlisting look like the perfect job opportunity: a stable, safe way to make money and serve America. On March 19th, was launched to present the facts missing in the Army sales pitch and show potential recruits what they can really expect if they enlist.

Latest from London Social Centres

United Kingdom, 23.03.2008 22:38

Hackney Social Centre - eviction date 15th April 2008 RAMpart2 - left empty by squatters after final party

RIVER OF RENEWAL film screening in Ashland

Rogue Valley, 23.03.2008 20:39

RIVER OF RENEWAL film screening in Ashland and Mt. Shasta!

The public is invited to view a work-in-progress screening of "River of
Renewal: Conflict in the Klamath," a new documentary film about the
water and wildlife crisis in the Klamath Basin. The 45-minute film is
based on Stephen Most's book "River of Renewal: Myth and History of the
Klamath Basin." Most will be on hand to sign autographed copies of the
book, and to answer questions and take comments on the film. Admission
will be $5-$10 sliding scale with proceeds and book sales benefiting
Klamath Riverkeeper. No one turned away for lack of funds

Peace Activists Stage Dramatic Easter 'Die-In’ at Holy Name Cathedral to Protest Anniversary of Iraq War

Chicago, 23.03.2008 20:09

March 23 – Six members of the anti-war group “Catholic Schoolgirls Against The War” staged a dramatic die-in during the 11AM Easter mass at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago’s most prominent Catholic parish – and the home of one of the nation’s most conservative church leaders, Cardinal Francis George

The action was staged in the Gold Coast cathedral’s parish center, an auditorium where mass is being said while the main cathedral undergoes renovation. Easter services at Holy Name are traditionally one of the most heavily attended masses of the year, and this mass was no exception, with people packed wall to wall for today’s Easter morning holiday service.

The group of young men and women, dressed in their Easter best, sat through the 11AM mass until George reached the homily. A few seconds into the cardinal’s main holiday message, the protesters rose from their seats, turned to address the thousands of parishioners in the auditorium, and talked about the continuing death of both Iraqis and Americans in Iraq as the war enters its sixth year. The group also decried George's January 7 meeting with Mayor Daley and President Bush. Read More

Photos: [ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

On the Verge - The Film They Tried to Ban

United Kingdom, 23.03.2008 20:09

Police have intervened across the country to censor 'On the Verge' an independent documentary about a campaign to shut down a Brighton weapons manufacturer. So far establishments in Southampton, Chichester, Bath and Oxford as well as Brighton have come under police pressure to cancel film showings. In Brighton police intervened to prevent a showing at the Duke of York's Cinema, just one hour prior to the scheduled premiere.

Using activist, police and CCTV footage plus interviews with those involved in the campaign, 'On The Verge' tells the story of one of the most persistent and imaginative campaigns to emerge out of the UK's anti-war movement and direct action scene. See trailers of the film here(mpg) and here (wmv).

Spokesman for the production company SchMovies, Steven Bishop said "I am extremely disappointed but not entirely surprised by the police's action. There may be issues with certification but as we're not charging for entry this shouldn't be an issue. If the police really had problems over the certificate they could have approached us at a much earlier stage. Our film although focussing mainly on the rights and wrongs of protest shows a number of examples of questionable police behaviour – Perhaps this is why they left their move so late"

Meanwhile the "On the Verge" Screening Tour continues. The upcoming dates this week are:
24th - Oxford. OARC
25th - Bath. Friends' Meeting Place
26th - Hereford. The Barrels Pub
27th - Bristol. Kebele Social Centre

Related Links: SchNEWS report | SchNEWS podcast | Other SchMOVIES about Smash EDO campaign | SchNEWS website

Situação da PUC-SP

Brasil, 23.03.2008 19:38


Neville Island workers locked out

Pittsburgh, 23.03.2008 19:09

Calgon Carbon locks out union workers on Neville Island

Protests Expected During McCain Visit to California

LA, 23.03.2008 17:39

Protests Expected During McCain Visit to California

Four arrested with &quot;bloody hands&quot; at Broadway Recruiting Center

Portland, 23.03.2008 16:38

Portland's seriously pissed off grannies were back at the Broadway Military Recruiting Center today, after having taken several months off from their Friday protests. Portland police arrested four people for putting red handprints on the windows of the Recruiting Center.

The Grannies say the handprints symbolize the blood of those who have died in the war.

Here is one thing you can do to prevent a slaughter on the river

Portland, 23.03.2008 16:38

In a matter of days, officials plan to begin killing sea lions on the Columbia unless we stop them. They plan to close the area to witnesses during the killing, to prevent anyone from seeing what suffering and murder look like. (Anything that is so wrong that it cannot be witnessed by the public should be a warning sign to all concerned.) The time is now. We must all do something, and we must do it now.

I would like to be more helpful in coming up with ways that you can make a difference, but for the moment, all I can do is to beg you to PLEASE contact the people below, and PLEASE do what you can to educate the people around you about this issue. Tell them the truth about the sea lions. Let them know that it is simply not true that sea lions are "overpopulated." They are not new to the area, they are native to the region and to the river. Give people the facts. Sea lions have ALWAYS been on the Columbia river. They are not to blame for the salmon crisis. Humans are preying on far more fish than sea lions are. Killing sea lions is not a solution to this problem.

Video of Columbia River Sealions

San Francisco: Chinese Consulate Molotoved

Portland, 23.03.2008 16:38

[From ] SAN FRANCISCO -- No one was injured when a group of people threw a molitov cocktail type device at The Chinese consulate early Thursday, morning. The device charred the back entrance of the building. No one was arrested.

Related Links: | Dalai Llama 3/10 | 3/18 update | EU Statement | Guardian coverage | photos of some who were murdered in Tibet last week (warning: horrifying and very graphic) | Tibetan Monks Riot in Tibet

&quot;Beyond the Mirage: The Face of the Occupation&quot; airing on PCM TV

Portland, 23.03.2008 16:38

check out: "Beyond the Mirage: The Face of the Occupation"
Tuesday 3/25/2008, 7:00 PM, Channel 23
Thursday 3/27/2008, 6:00 PM, Channel 23

Stay tuned for more programs on Portland Community Media reframing the Israel-Palestine conflict

Three days of fire (Greece, 18-19-20/3/2008)

Portland, 23.03.2008 16:38

The following communique was sent to, and is referring to a three day rampage against among other targets, a Millenium Bank in Pagrati, a security vehicle in Koukaki and a construction company's vehicle in Kifissia, an Emporiki bank subsidiary in Agia Paraskevi, an electric company in Agioi Anargiroi and another security car in Petralona, as well as a security company offices in Galatsi (all of them in Athens, according to

The communique: The conspiracy of cells of fire Thessaloniki-Athens claims responsibility for the three-day (18-19-20/3) arson attacks. The police state constitutes an irrefutable reality. Mobilizing the dogma of security (insecurity) it intensifies its repressive action, penetrating every level of the social tissue and tearing it into pieces. Panoptism is utilized in every expression of the older and the new forms of surveillance and the industry of fear is set for good. Cameras, cops, juries, municipal cops and security patrols safeguard this new complex net of captivity.

This 3 day festival of fire is dedicated to the comrades Chrissostomos Kontorevithakis and Marios Tsourapas, detained for attempting to blow up a municipal police vehicle at Paleo Faliro, and facing a jury on July. It is part of a generalized attack against the current, a part of the defense of our freedom, a part of the destruction of your world. As long as there are fists and howls raised, as long as there is dignity around, we will always stand against your plans, always against you. We'll be back soon. ~ Conspiracy of Cells of Fire Thessaloniki-Athens

Previous actions from the same group: Jan '08, Feb '08

Ambrose Informant in MI Arrests

Portland, 23.03.2008 16:38

Frank Ambrose has apparently agreed to cooperate fairly comprehensively. He plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit arson but has admitted involvement in many other actions over the course of the last decade and agreed to cooperated fully regarding about 15 actions over that time period. He was arraigned only 20 min. after the other 3 people there were arrested, so draw what conclusions you will from that. His plea agreement (unredacted) will be posted here soon.

Background: People arrested and charged for arson at Michigan State University

FILM -- &quot;Brad Will: Another Night at the Barricades&quot; coming to Portland Monday!

Portland, 23.03.2008 16:38

a film about murdered indymedia journalist brad will
Brazilian filmmaker and media activist Miguel will be on hand
to discuss his documentary tribute to a fallen friend.
(film in portuguese and spanish with english subtitles)

Monday March 24th 7 pm
Liberty Hall
311 N. Ivy St.

Olympia SDSer Arrested! Free Forrest Student!

Portland, 23.03.2008 16:38

On Tuesday, March 18, local activist Forrest Student and member of SDS at The Evergreen State College in Olympia was targeted by Officer Perez of the Evergreen Police. Perez has a history of harassing and abusing students and other people on campus. When Perez approached him and started questioning him, the person said he had the right to have an attorney present and because of that, Perez arrested him for obstruction. Forrest continued in his refusal, demanding an attorney while in jail and at his arraignment. In response his charges were increased to misdemeanor criminal mischief. The judge refused to set bail and Forrest is still sitting in jail.

Forrest has been very involved in local politics of late, participating in the Port of Olympia protests in November and being very vocal in his criticism of the conduct by the Administration on campus in the wake of the events on Feb. 14th. In the current environment of political repression on campus and elsewhere, this development proves significantly troublesome. Forrest has been held in jail and is facing charges for exercising a right protected by the Fifth Amendment, the right not to speak to law enforcement without representation.

If you would like to lend assistance to Forrest for legal matters, send check or money to:

Forrest Student
910 4th Ave. E
Olympia, WA 98506

VIDEO: Mike Africa Jr. talks about the May 13, 1985 bombing of MOVE

Portland, 23.03.2008 15:38

Along with the new Mike Africa Jr. interview, this video features archival footage from May 13, 1985, including an excerpt of a police video of the fire taken from across the street, where a cop is actually heard joking that: "They won't call the police commissioner a motherfu**er anymore," followed by enthusiastic police laughter.

This is part of a new video series about the upcoming parole hearings for the eight remaining MOVE prisoners, which are scheduled for early April. The central pieces in the video series feature interviews with MOVE members Ramona Africa (the sole adult survivor of the May 13, 1985 police bombing of MOVE headquarters) and Mike Africa Jr. (the son of MOVE 9 prisoners Debbie and Mike Sr.) where they talk about the upcoming parole hearings.

MOVE 9 Parole Blog

Watch the video

Roots of Salmon Crisis Revealed

Portland, 23.03.2008 14:38

There are a lot of hands being thrown up into the air by public officials this month, moaning that they have "tried everything" and that there is "simply nothing left to do" about the salmon crisis, other than to kill sea lions. However, as these pictures (taken this morning) reveal, the roots of the salmon crisis are much more shallow than these officials might think. Indeed, this crisis could easily have been addressed without bloodshed, if only those who pretend to care for salmon were actually willing to make the necessary (though bloodless) sacrifices that this crisis is really going to take. As long as nets like these are prowling the waters, the fish will continue to disappear from Cascadian rivers.

Those of us who care about the salmon, and the bio-region in which we live, need to be very, very concerned about these nets. They are the dangerous predators of Cascadia, wiping out all the salmon. And they are the ones that need to be removed from the river and the ocean. If we think we can manage this system by removing the natural predators and leaving the exotic, invasive, human predators with free reign, we are egregiously mistaken.

Comment: Fishing alone has not driven Salmon to extinction.
just a few more causes: Dams, Logging, Roads, cities, pharmaceuticals, GE food, farming chemicals, lobbyists, etc...Everyone should spend 10 seconds to start reading this report by a few high school students.

Appel à une Parade Euromayday Transnationale à Aachen/Aix-la-chapelle

Liege, 23.03.2008 13:37

HPFF Schedule announced

Houston, 23.03.2008 06:38

3/22 Houston Palestine Film Festival Announces 2008 schedule

No Border Wall Walk

Houston, 23.03.2008 04:09

3/22 No Border Wall Walk Opposes Fear and the Secure Fence Act

Eco Defence

Perth, 23.03.2008 03:09

Fossil Fools Day - global day of climate action

Marcha 32 años del Golpe de Estado

Argentina, 23.03.2008 02:38

Juicio y Castigo

Macri presentó la Policía Metropolitana

Argentina, 23.03.2008 02:38

Más represión y menos cultura

Olympia SDSer Arrested!

Seattle, 23.03.2008 00:38

Free Forrest Student!

VIDEO-Recruitment Center in Seattle-Shut Down!

Seattle, 23.03.2008 00:38

In recognition of the 5th anniversary of the Iraqi occupation a recruitment center was shut down for business.

Fla Progressive Internet Radio: Mark Weaver Show special guest this week Jack Lieberman

Miami, 23.03.2008 00:37

Fla Progressive Internet Radio: Mark Weaver Show special guest this week Jack Lieberman


Arizona, 22.03.2008 21:07

Hundreds of Deputies Sweep Neighborhoods; Sheriff Joe Taunts Phoenix Mayor Gordon

Longest Walk 2 Participants Make It Over Monarch Pass, Heading to Denver this Weekend!

United States, 22.03.2008 20:38

March 20th, 2008: Today the walkers *barely* got all the vehicles over Monarch Pass to be greeted on down the mountain by some great folks in Salida, CO working to educate others so that sacred sites in the area aren't destroyed by vandalism, and so the law will be more strict on these vandalism cases. read more | Longest Walk Schedule of Events- Saturday March 22-Monday March 24

Solidaridad con Indymedia Colombia

Euskal Herria, 22.03.2008 20:08

Una ola de asesinatos y amenazas se cierne sobre las organizaciones sociales en Colombia. Los asesinados y amenazados son promotores y promotoras de la Marcha en homenaje a las v�ctimas de cr�menes de estado, que el pasado 6 de marzo congreg� a cientos de miles de personas en todo el pa�s y tambi�n a personas solidarias en varias ciudades del mundo. Entre los asesinados est�n los sindicalistas Leonidas G�mez, dirigente de los trabajadores del Citybank, Carlos Burbano, trabajador de la salud, la maestra Carmen Cecilia Carvajal y el tambi�n educador Gildardo G�mez; adem�s de otros tres l�deres sociales (Relato de los hechos ocurridos desde el 6M).

Entre los amenazados por los paramilitares denominados "�guilas Negras", hay por lo menos 27 dirigentes y activistas, as� como organizaciones de derechos humanos, la organizaci�n ind�gena ONIC, la central sindical CUT, la Red de las Mujeres por la Paz, la Ruta pac�fica de las Mujeres organizaciones campesinas y organizaciones de v�ctimas y desplazados por la violencia. Adem�s han sido amenazados medios de comunicaci�n, entre ellos Indymedia Colombia. Una de las amenazas enviadas, la que fue posteada en Indymedia y enviada a varias organizaciones dice: "todas aquellas entidades, instituciones, representaciones diplom�ticas y personas del com�n que reciban este comunicado virtual, est�n declaradas OBJETIVOS MILITARES".

Dada la gravedad que asumen este tipo de amenazas en Colombia y al hecho de que varias organizaciones amenazadas han sufrido allanamientos ilegales para despojarlas de sus computadores e informaci�n y otras han sufrido el ataque y destrucci�n de la informaci�n de sus p�ginas web, es necesario y urgente manifestar la solidaridad con Indymedia Colombia y las organizaciones sociales colombianas amenazadas y v�ctimas de asesinatos.

M�s informaci�n: |Movimientos en contextos de guerra (Ra�l Zibechi)|.

Via William Hughes: 5 Videos from the “Winter Soldier and Baltimore Speak Out&quot; against the occupation 3/19

Baltimore, 22.03.2008 17:09

5 videos from the “Winter Soldier and Baltimore Speak Out,” held at the Govans Presbyterian Church on 3/19.
Bill Harvey: Health Care Needs and the Military Budget
03:50 Councilman Regrets Not Confronting Senators over War Funding
03:44 William Weaver's Poem: "Casualty of War Uncounted"
02:17 Gold Star Mother for Peace: "We Need our Troops Home!"
02:46 Kevin Zeese: "It's Time to Democracize Our Democracy!"

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