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Biotech Bets on Agrofuels

Portland, 26.04.2008 13:08

There is a new participant in the international deliberations on global warming and agrofuels: the biotechnology industry. The corporate giants of the genetics industry propose new technologies, including genetically modified trees, second generation cellulosic ethanol, and synthetic biology, to wean society off fossil fuels and fight climate change.

The implications for Latin America are breathtaking. The biotechnology industry's massive move into the energy sector brings together major social and ecological issues in the region, such as agrofuel promotion, genetically modified (GM) crops, and the growth of agribusiness monocultures. Latin American civil society's aspirations of land reform, environmental protection, alternatives to neoliberalism, and food and energy sovereignty, are at stake.

Villa Rosenau in Basel räumungsbedroht

Switzerland, 26.04.2008 13:07

 Die „Villa Rosenau“, das letzte besetzte Haus und der letzte unkommerzielle und selbstverwaltete Freiraum in Basel, ist von Räumung bedroht. Im März 2008 drohte das Tiefbauamt Basel-Stadt eine Räumung für Ende Juni an. Anstelle des Hauses soll eine „Ersatzgrünfläche“ entstehen und die das Haus umgebende Industriezone ausgedehnt werden. Seit der Besetzung 2004 hat sich das Wohnprojekt zu einem autonomen Kulturzentrum entwickelt. Kampflos wird die Villa sicher nicht aufgegeben werden.

Politisches Projekt | Basler Linie | Communiqué | Chronik | Ergænzungen

ecology (en)

Barcelona, 26.04.2008 09:40

AVE arrives to Barcelona

The AVE works is another big projects promoted in Barcelona, behind citizens' backs and benefiting big corporations. As well as the constant troubles that has generated the works of this macro-infrastructure, the AVE involves a negative socio-environment impact over every territory it goes through. We're not talking about which is the best route for AVE but of which territory model we want, which infrastructures and at which environmental cost.

The other AVE inauguration
03 Nov 2007Platform for the line bury and against Sants Station plan's Communique ::: Renfe favours AVE

[Caufec plan] This "democracy" worry us

This wednesday February 20th in the Esplugues City Council's plenary, presentation of a motion about the campaign ENS PREOCUPA AQUESTA "DEMOCRÀCIA" (THIS "DEMOCRACY" WORRY US)

++info: BarcelonaésunNyap ::: No al Pla Caufec ::: >>>ecology

latin america (en)

Barcelona, 26.04.2008 09:40

We don't forget the Colombians out of place, the missing ones, the murdered, the executed, the exploited and the threatened

While Uribe satisfiedly shows his will for reelection for the mass marches against FARC in Bogota, but he forgets forgets, and wants to make us forget also, about the 4 million people displaced in Colombia, the more than 15,000 people murdered and disappeared or the more than 3,000 common graves in the country. After the theoretical paramilitary "desmobilization" there are still 600 native, peasants and government opponents murdered per year. Since the beginning of 2008 paramilitars had carried out 2 massacres and about twenty homicides and kidnappings. Militars had made 16 out-of-court executions. In Colombia, today, police, parlamilitars and parapoliticians continue violating Human Rights and the worse o f it, they force the Colombian people and the rest of the world, into forgetting all these terror victims of powerful people without scruples.

[march 6] 19h Sant Jaume Sq. March for the victims of paramilitarism, the parapolitics and state crimes
[Lleida]Paeria Sq. Gathering

related news: nicolàs, 5 years old, beaten to death by the police + homage to nicolás after one thousand days of his death and the impunity of their assassins + traxmission: 6th march from country to the city + Uribe says he will let insurgents without lands + Uribe blocks and militaries the conflict and the other make the freeing to flow + USA negotiates with paramiliars and narcos in Colombia + Hostages, Uribe and the USA + Raúl Reyes, one of FARC heads, assassinated in Ecuador + France regrets Reyes death because he was the negotiator for Betancourts freeing

more info: >>>Latin America + indymedia colombia

Sounding the Bell for Justice

NYC, 26.04.2008 06:38

On Friday, April 25th, hundreds of outraged protesters converged at the Queens County District Attorney’s office in Kew Gardens, Queens to protest the acquittal of police officers responsible for Sean Bell’s death. From there they walked several miles past Queens Boulevard to the heart of Jamaica, where the shooting took place.

Arsonists Torch Drilling Machine in Manawatu

Aotearoa, 26.04.2008 02:09

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui- Vandals stalled construction in the Manawatu River watershed by torching a $750,000 drilling machine. Multimillion-dollar construction projects in the area have sparked heated battles between current residents, environmental advocates and developers. While above ground eco-groups attempt to slog out compromises in the courts, clandestine saboteurs have been costing the construction industry millions in additional expenses each year. Malcolm Abernethy, a technical adviser to the Contractors' Federation, has said that, small acts of arson and vandalism are a serious threat to industrial progress. "Every night something probably happens, but it's not always reported."

More: Bombs and Shields Blog | Infoshop News Direct Action Wire | Do or Die: Voices of the Ecological Resistance

May 1st 2008 Immigrant Rights Marches and Rallies

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.04.2008 00:38

Organizers in cities and towns around the U.S. are hoping to bring back the historical significance of May 1st in international labor and workers' struggles, and to reignite the labor movement by integrating recent undocumented workers' struggle for amnesty. Marches, rallies, and other gatherings on that date will focus on issues such as federal agencies and local police ending harassment, raids, and the separation of families in immigrant communities; stopping the use of "no-match" letters to intimidate worker organizing efforts; holding elected officials accountable to supporting immigrant rights; funding human needs and services instead of militarism and war; and amnesty for those who do not have current documents.


Colombia, 26.04.2008 00:08

Cortina de Humo Uribista

Elections in Tonga and Nepal

Aotearoa, 25.04.2008 23:09

Election were held in Nepal on 10 April and in Tonga on 23/24 April. On 28 December 2007 the Nepalese parliament voted to abolish the monarchy and in favor of a federal democratic republic with an assumption that the members of seven parties would win the constituent assembly election. Two weeks ago, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) received millions of votes, becoming the largest party in parliament with 36% of the seats. "The election marks a turning point in the country’s history and a step forward for liberation movements internationally" writes Daphna Whitmore from the Workers Party. [ Results ]

In Tonga, nine of the 30 Members of Parliament are elected by the people, nine are elected by 29 members of the nobility and 12 are appointed by the king. The nine people elected are all supporters of the pro-democracy movement. Four of them, 'Akilisi Pohiva, 'Isileli Pulu, William Clive Edwards and 'Uliti Uata, are facing sedition charges in relation to the riots on 16th November 2006. Lepolo Taunisila, the only woman MP who is also facing sedition charges, was not reelected. [ Results ]

Effort to institute P.I.L.O.T. payments from military entities in Worcester

United States, 25.04.2008 21:37

Worcester Peace Works (WPW) reports that the City Clerk and City Solicitor have accepted as suitable, WPW's petition to City Council to explore payment in lieu of taxes (P.I.L.O.T.) from "military entities in Worcester, including recruiting offices and bases". Gordon Davis reports that payments in lieu of taxes would support the "City's Veterans Affairs Offices for services to veterans in need.... reliev[ing] the burden on the taxpayers of Worcester whose taxes now fund that office. The item is on the City Council's agenda for Tues., April 29th,2008, at 7pm. Worcester Peace Works is encouraging people to speak with City Councilors prior. Read More>>

Kidnapped Panchen Lama's Birthday

Portland, 25.04.2008 20:38

APRIL 25: HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY, YOUR HOLINESS!! April 25th is the Birthday of a little boy kidnapped by the Chinese government...perhaps a nice birthday present for him would be your signature on this <a href=" petition...">">petition...</a>
Tibet's stolen child is Gedhun Choekyi Nyima; the boy recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as inherently and potentially one of Tibet's most important religious and cultural persons. He is known as the Panchen Lama and is one of the young victims of China's brutal repression of the Tibetan people.
Determined to control religion in Tibet, the Chinese authorities kidnapped this young boy and his family in 1995 just days after he was recognized as the Panchen Lama. He is growing up under house arrest. Despite repeated appeals to gain access to him, no international agency or human rights organization has been granted contact with the young Panchen Lama or His family.
But the story is not over...
<a href=" petition">">petition for the release of the 11th Panchen Lama</a>

California Quake Women's Football Team on a Roll

LA, 25.04.2008 19:09

California Quake Women's Football Team on a Roll

Armenians protest genocide denial at Turkish Embassy

DC, 25.04.2008 17:11

On the afternoon of April 24th, Armenian groups and supporters protested across from the Turkish Embassy to demand recognition of the WWI Armenian Genocide(by the Ottoman Empire). The protest appeared to be several hundred strong.

virinoj (eo)

Barcelona, 25.04.2008 16:09

Ĉu la rajtoj de la laboristinoj gravas?

Ĉi-jare, la homoj loĝantaj en tiu ŝtato, virinoj aparte, estas lacegaj pro tiom longa kaj hipokrita balot-kampanjo kaj pro tiom da atakoj al niaj plej bazaj rajtoj. Ĉiuj partioj solene parolas pri virina egaleco, sed la realo, eĉ dum la 8a de marto -internacia tago de virinoj- estas ege malsimila. La prezidanto de la ŝtata registaro decidis kunvoki balotojn la 9an de marto, kio malhelpas kaj malebligas la tradiciajn marŝojn, postulojn kaj agojn de la 8a de marto, pro la tiel nomata "pripensa tago". La opozicia partio malleĝigas ilin. La registaraj partioj elprofitas ilin kaj eĉ klopodas transdatigi ilin al la 7a de marto. Kio pri la rajtoj de la laboristinoj? Ĉu ili gravas aŭ ne? Por ni ili gravas kaj lukto necesas, kaj por vi?

[6an kaj 7an de marto] Convent de Sant Agustí. Femelek 2008 Festivalo de Virinoj kaj elektronika muziko
[8an de marto] Nou Barris Remalfermo de Casal 3 voltes rebel
Aranĝoj de la Revolucia Platformo 8a de marto

[8an de marto] je la 18a en Pl. Universitat. Manifestacio

rilataj novaĵoj Vilafranca: Aranĝoj la 8an de marto + Aranĝoj CAJEI ĉie: Junularo respondecas! + Valls: Junularo luktas kontraŭ la seksismo + Aranĝoj la 8an de marto en Poblenou + Aranĝoj la 8an de marto en Olot + Universitatoj violkolore + Ankaŭ mi abortigis min + Murditaj virinoj laŭ Aŭtonomaj Komunumoj

+ infoj: >>>virinoj

kriminaligo (eo)

Barcelona, 25.04.2008 16:09

Hieraŭ grize, Hodiaŭ blue...

Nova subprema ondo de la polico

La strikantaj aŭtobusistoj de TMB kiuj postulas du sinsekvajn semajnajn ripoztagojn, kaj la studentoj de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) enfermiĝintaj proteste kontraŭ la Bolonja Traktato, estas la ĉi-semajnaj elektitoj por esti batitaj kaj agresitaj far la "demokratia" polico. Ambaŭ anaroj, pli afektitaj ol aliaj aliĝintaj, kunvokis Unuecan Kontraŭsubpreman Manifestacion.

Manifestacio ĵaŭde la 6an de marto 2008 je la 12a en Pl. Universitat

Rilataj novaĵoj: polico atakas en UAB+La stiristoj de TMB manifestacias antaŭ la sidejo de PSC+Saura kaj Herrera veraj subpremantoj+Plenumkomitato de UAB+Endavant kondamnas la agadon de la polico+Komuniko de SEPC (Studenta Sindikato de la Kataluna Landaro)+Komuniko de la Komunisma Junularo+Solidare al malfirmaj dungitoj en UAB+PTP (asocio por la publika transporto) publikigas komunikon malsolidaran al aŭtobusistoj



+ infoj: >>>kriminaligo kaj subpremo

milito (eo)

Barcelona, 25.04.2008 16:09

Manifestacio 'Aturem la guerra' (Ni haltigu la militon): Nun, same kiel antaŭ 5 jaroj... Ne al la milito!

Sabaton la 15an de marto, je la 17a en Plaça Universitat

* Trupojn for el Irako kaj el Afganio * Neniun atakon kontraŭ Iranon * Justecon por Palestino

Antaŭ 5 jaroj milionoj da homoj en la tuta mondo laŭte kriis kontraŭ la minaco fari militon kontraŭ Irakon. Nun evidentas ke la milito nur malplibonigis la situacion en tiu regiono. En Irako milionoj da homoj estas rifuĝintoj; dekmiloj da irakanoj estas kaptitoj far la okupaciintoj kaj la servoj sana kaj eduka estas detruitaj.

Lastjare en Afganio estis pli da bataloj ol kiam ajn ekde la okupacio en 2001.

En Palestino la loĝantaro suferas la konsekvencojn de la ekonomia bojkoto kaj de la atakoj faritaj far la israela armeo kun la helpo de la registaroj de Usono kaj Eŭropo.

Ĉie en la mondo la atakoj kontraŭ la homaj rajtoj pliiĝas. Ĵus estis la 6a datreveno de la estigo de la kontraŭleĝan prizonon en Gvantanamo...

La nunaj mensogoj estas la samaj ol tiuj antaŭkvinjaraj kaj dum la militoj kaj la okupacioj daŭros ankaŭ daŭros la protestoj!

+ infoj:: Ni haltigu la militon ::: Milito

Three Cops Acquitted In Killing of Sean Bell

NYC, 25.04.2008 16:08

NEW YORK - Three detectives were acquitted of all charges Friday in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed groom-to-be on his wedding day, a case that put the NYPD at the center of another dispute involving allegations of excessive firepower.

Larissa, Central Greece: IKA squat evicted and demolished

Athens, 25.04.2008 15:40

Heavy police forces raided the recently squatted building of IKA

Killer Cops Acquited - Protest today to demand justice for Sean Bell

NYC, 25.04.2008 15:39

Breaking News - All 3 killer cops have been acquitted of the murder of Sean Bell.
Protest today - APRIL 25th at 5:30 pm @ the Queens DA's Office
125-01 Queens Blvd. (between Hoover Ave & 82nd Ave.)
E or F train to Union Turnpike

Solidaridad con el pueblo Yukpa

Venezuela, 25.04.2008 14:41

Workers on the strawberry crops violently repressed by the land-owners

Athens, 25.04.2008 14:09

One of the first immigrants' strike in Greece against the humiliating salaries and the bad living conditions

&quot;Safe Neighborhoods&quot; Act Lands on November Ballot

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.04.2008 12:09

The Runner Initiative, or "Safe Neighborhood Act," takes aim on gangs and crime by pumping billions of non-existent state dollars into prisons and police. Opponents say more resources should go to education, job training, and community-based crime prevention programs. The author of the initiative, "Three Strikes and You're Out" Mike Reynolds, turned in over 700,000 signatures on April 24 to get the proposal on the November 2008 ballot.

1 mei

Oost-Vlaanderen, 25.04.2008 08:07

Viert 1 mei!

Libertas: US Military Contractors Against Lisbon!

Ireland, 25.04.2008 04:15

McEvaddy joins Ganley's "Libertas" Astroturf Campa ...

SPP Summit New Orleans 2008

New Orleans, 25.04.2008 03:39

SPP Summit New Orleans 2008

El cuestionado accionar de Federico Schuster

Argentina, 25.04.2008 03:38

UBA: Un decano a espaldas de la facultad

Ashland Community Dialogue

Rogue Valley, 25.04.2008 02:41

Join us for a Community Discussion to promote a positive political process,
to engage sustainable community participation, and to inspire collaboration.

El cuestionado accionar de Federico Schuster

Argentina, 24.04.2008 23:43

UBA: Un decano a espaldas de la facultad

Santiago del Estero -Profesorado Nicolás Segundo Gennero

Argentina, 24.04.2008 23:43

Vigilia estudiantil ante un gobierno sordo


Istanbul, 24.04.2008 21:08


Student Hunger Strike for Palestine

United Kingdom, 24.04.2008 17:38

Two Students at the University of Nottingham are on a hunger strike in response to the on-going “Siege on Gaza” and the University investment in the Arms trade.

Two student activists at the University of Nottingham have been on hunger strike whilst camping on campus since Tuesday the 22nd. The hunger strike will last until the end of the week and has been taking place in front of the main library (the Hallward) on University Park Campus.

The hunger-striking students, and many others, are concerned about the most recent, particularly inhumane, and on-going “Siege on Gaza”, the continued Israeli aggression in the area, and the proliferation of arms as a result of the arms trade, which leads to the deaths of innocent people not only in Palestine, but in situations of military oppression around the world.

Corporatization and Human Rights Violation in India: Justice Delayed for Dr. Binayak Sen

Boston, 24.04.2008 14:08

#media_15129;left# The unethical detention of Dr. Binayak Sen is one of the many glaring examples of state repression. On May 14th 2008, it will be one year since Dr. Sen was arrested under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act and the Crimes Against the State Chapter of the Indian Penal Code. Dr. Sen has spent the last twenty-five years working--leaving conventional life behind--among the tribal people of Chhattisgarh, setting up the worker’s hospital in Dalli-Rajhara, Chhattisgarh. He relentlessly documented incidents of fake police encounters, inhuman conditions in the prison, the lack of the very basic health care among the tribal.

Art Against War exhibit begins at MICA

Baltimore, 24.04.2008 12:08

The Art Against War show has begun in the lobby of the Brown Center at MICA, featuring paintings, prints and collages by Iraq veteran artists. Along with these are many anti-war and related pieces by local artists. See photos below for a glimpse, but come by and SEE IT YOURSELF! The lobby is open everyday until 9:00 PM.

Aboriginal Sovereignty

Perth, 24.04.2008 11:39

Disappointment over Nyoongar court ruling

Save the MLK Housing Shelter in Tacoma!

Seattle, 24.04.2008 06:08

Solidarity needed at Tacoma City Council Meeting

You might have heard the rumor that the city (under pressure from downtown condo developers) is planning to shut down the Martin Luther King Jr. Homeless Shelter in Hilltop. It sadly is true. The shutdown is due primarily to the new condo development across Court E alley, whose rich tenants have decided the folks on the street don't make a pretty enough view from their windows. The condo's developer (supposedly "BRC Associates," a non-profit) is suing the city in order to shut it down for good.

New ways to support Green Scare defendant Marie Mason.

Portland, 24.04.2008 03:39

Marie Mason was arrested and charged with ELF activities in Michigan dating back almost a decade. As many of you already know Marie has since been released on an unsecured bond and has been under house arrest for over a month now awaiting trial. While house arrest is no where near as bad as incarceration it still has its own bag of stresses and hardships. We are encouraging folks to continue to send Marie letters of support. House arrest does not have any silly jail rules like what type of ink or paper you use so get creative. Letters, Photos, Art, videos, collages, vegan baked goods and vegan recipes are all welcome. Email letters of support are also welcome and can be sent to and will be forwarded to Marie.

We want to be clear though Marie's needs and isolation in this respect are not as pressing as some of the other Green Scare prisoners who are currently incarcerated. If you are only able to write just one letter, we at Got Your back encourage you to send it to one of the following people below.

Briana Waters -
Eric McDavid -
Sadie and Exile -
Tre Arrow -

Tre has been locked up almost four years awaiting trial, Both Briana and Eric are locked down awaiting sentencing and Sadie and Exile are serving 7+ years for Green Scare related actions.

updates are being posted at

ANZAC Day: Occupation Afghanistan and the propaganda system

Aotearoa, 24.04.2008 03:09

As ANZAC Day 2008 approaches, it is worth considering the role the corporate media plays in maintaining public support for New Zealand's contribution to the NATO-led occupation of Afghanistan, which is over six years old. As the New Zealand Herald calls for the public to send Anzac messages to overseas troops, it's worth noting, as the following article does, how closely New Zealand's corporate media conforms to a propaganda model.

A Peace Action Wellington member has a High Court appeal on Tuesday, 29 April, for burning the NZ flag on ANZAC day last year. She was convicted of 'offensive behavior' and was fined $500 plus court costs of $130. This is in addition to the 6 hours in the cells on the day of the arrest for a charge that does not carry any term of imprisonment. A second activist was also convicted of obstruction and resisting arrest.

There is also a new web site 'Lest we forget: remembering peacemakers on ANZAC Day' at which provides information and resources marking the honourable actions of those individuals who believe war is wrong, and who have risked physical harm, their freedom and their reputations, to bring their message to others that war is never right.

Squat Manchester - an uprising of autonomous activity

United Kingdom, 24.04.2008 00:38

This weekend saw an uprising of unauthorised squat related activities, including a squatting film night, banner drops, a new squatted social centre, public family fun day, a No Borders March, the occupation of Jacksons Wharf and a busted 'free' party. Check out this summary of the weekends' events.

Up to 200 squatters and supporters followed a call for an unauthorised demonstration in the city centre from Manchester's No Borders group. Accompanied by a samba band (Rhythms of Resistance) and two soundsystems mounted on bike trailers. "With the cops not bothering to show up, we marched undisturbed from Victoria Station into the Northern Quarter, along Market Street and Kings Street , through Spinningfields into Castlefields."

The lead banner read FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR ALL - DEFEND AUTONOMOUS SPACES. Hundreds of copies of the Mesho were given out to passers by. The Mesho was a squat themed spoof news paper was also distributed in other participating cities.

The aim of the widespread action was is to develop interconnections and solidarity between autonomous spaces and help create more visibility for them as a political movement. In the UK the scale of the actions were extensive. Fuller coverage is here.

(A summary of the weekend ) (Demonstration of squatters turns into mass occupation) (Pics of demo and mass action | Video of demo Stream or Download Mpeg1

Also on the subject of immigration and fighting gentrification Check this upcoming event.
Movement for Justice in El Barrio is a grass roots organisation of immigrant communities fighting against gentrification in El Barrio (East Harlem) 7.30 pm Thursday 8th May 2008 at the Town Hall Tavern, Manchester - more info

FreeMix Radio: Steve Biko I Write What I Like Vol. 1

DC, 23.04.2008 22:09

New FreeMix mixtape hitting area streets!

Der Kampf um die Wilde Natur Islands

Germany, 23.04.2008 22:08

Am 12. Juli startet auch diesen Sommer das internationale Protestcamp im Kampf um einen der letzten unberührten Flecken Wildnis dieser Erde. Das isländische Hochland fällt seit ein paar Jahren einer rücksichtlosen Zerstörungspolitik zum Opfer. Vor allem die beeindruckenden Gletscherflüsse und deren Ökosysteme werden durch die groß angelegte Ansiedlung von Aluminium Schwerindustrie zerstört. Europas Größtes Staudammprojekt Karanjukar soll nach dem Willen der Politik und Wirtschaft nicht das letzte gewesen sein – doch es regt sich Widerstand.


LA, 23.04.2008 21:39


Students and Community Resist Takeover of Public Schools

United States, 23.04.2008 16:07

From Philly IMC — In Philadelphia right now, seventy schools are in what is called Corrective Action 2, because they have not made Adequate Yearly Progress on standardized tests. The School District has put forward a ‘menu of options’ for what can happen to these schools. These options include privatization, which involve turning over public schools to private companies, called Education Management Organizations. The following article was written by a student at King High School, a school that was taken over by a private company — Foundations Inc. — in 2002. Private Companies, Public Dollars: Our Fight to Keep Public Schools Public by Tamieka Tomlinson | Audio Call To Action by Dan Jones & Candace Carter | Time for the School District to Clean Up Its Act! Students Wash Windows in a Call for Transparency by Philadelphia Student Union

From LA-IMC — Wadsworth UTLA, The Association of Raza Educators, and Parents of Wadsworth will DEMAND that the Los Angeles Unified School District to remove Wadsworth from the Prop. 39 Schools with Available Classrooms List. Prop. 39 requires the LAUSD provide public classroom space, if there is open rooms, for charter schools. However, THERE IS NO ROOM on the Wadsworth campus which operates on 4-tracks due to OVERCROWDING. South LA School Resisting Charter Invasion by Jose Lara

Philadelphia Student Union blocks traffic during a "No Privatization" demonstration.

May 1 in Boston: Rally and March for Immigrant Rights and International Workers Day

Boston, 23.04.2008 14:08

As it has become a tradition in Boston, a rally will be held on May 1st. at the Boston Common Bandstand, starting at 4 pm. Immigrant and labor rights advocates will address the participants. There will also be cultural presentations with a special presentation by Bolivian folk-musician and composer Manuel "Papirri" Monroy. This will be Monroy's first visit to the United States. At 5:30 pm the rally participants will march to Copley Square to demonstrate their protest at the government policies against undocumented migrant workers, demanding an end to the raids and deportations and full legalization for all migrant workers and their families.

The Injustice Continues: MOVE 9 women denied parole

Portland, 23.04.2008 13:39

The Philadelphia Inquirer announced today that the three remaining MOVE 9 women (Debbie Sims Africa, Janet Hollaway Africa and Janine Phillips Africa) were denied parole by the PA Parole Board. The Inquirer quotes parole board spokesperson Leo Dunn as saying that parole had been denied because the three MOVE prisoners had "minimized or denied the 'nature and circumstances' of the offense, 'refused to accept responsibility' and lacked remorse. He said the fourth reason for the rejections was the 'negative recommendation' by the prosecutor."

video - you tube

Olympia Anarchist Bookfair was awesome

Portland, 23.04.2008 13:39

While I didn't make it to the shows, or talks, I had a wonderful time at the olympia anarchist bookfair this past weekend. The atmosphere was the most laid-back and anti-capitalist I've yet witnessed at an anarchist bookfair; while many tables were selling things, there was a 'pay-what-you-can' book distro, plenty of donation-only tables, and several tables dedicated solely to free materials. Most of the workshops seemed well-attended, and there was an excellent turn-out on Saturday despite the small and un-adorned venue. (In fact, my biggest critique is simply that there was no external markings to indicate that one had found the right place.) Despite the late-april heavy snowfall on the drive up, and the hail and cold, it seems as though everyone had a pretty good time. I wish, of course, that the weather had been a bit more accommodating and a bit less apocalyptic, but that can hardly be blamed on the organizers (despite those famed Washington State anarchist witches and wizards.)

I picked up some interesting books and zines, met plenty of interesting people, and sure hope there is a sequel next year. It's wonderful for anarchists to get together for something other than a protest... building our own culture is every bit as important as facilitating the fall of the mainstream culture.

Interview with CAPISE Speaker on Ominous Situation in Chiapas

Portland, 23.04.2008 13:39

[7min] Video of an interview with Capise Speaker on Ominous Situation in Chiapas. Mexican government paramilitaries are intensifying their activity, Mexican special forces units surround the Zapatista autonomous councils, and the low-intensity conflict is threatening to escalate further.

Also read Gloria Mu?oz Ramirez's book (released in the USA in 2008 with an updated last chapter), and listen to the interview with her on Radio Zapatista (broadcasting from occupied Aztlan)

It is time to prepare!

Inform yourself, start an affinity group, LIVE ZAPATISMO in your community, go down to Chiapas and help setting up vital infrastructure projects or be a human rights observer, boycott commercial tourism to Mexico, look to see what projects/investments/etc. of the Mexican "malgobierno" exist in your area...

Related: Movement for Justice in the Barrio

ALF Cascadia: 40 Mink Freed in Jefferson,OR

Portland, 23.04.2008 13:39

[Reposted from] anonymous communique: "04-21-08

We, the masked avengers of the Animal Liberation Front released around 40 Blue Iris mink from the breeding stock at Jefferson Fur Farm, 1477 SE Talbot Road, Jefferson, OR. Breeding records containing genetic history were also permanently destroyed. It will be a hard road ahead for these mink and their offspring, but with our help they now have a chance at survival. These animals are not capitalist commodities to be bought and sold for fashion or vanity, but unique individuals deserving of liberation from human exploitation. Even if some of the mink do not make it we feel it is better to die free, then at the hands of their speciesist captors.

To the Posches, owners of Jefferson Fur Farm: Consider this your first warning. Tear down this death camp and let the mink live free. If you don't we will be back to finish the job.

Behind the Mask Screening / SHAC7 Benefit

Portland, 23.04.2008 13:39

Vegans For Animal Advocacy is Hosting a SHAC7 Movie Benefit @ 5th Avenue Cinema! Come watch "Behind the Mask" from Uncaged Films, its a documentary on the ALF. Donate some cash for SHAC7 and even register for the Let Live NW Animal Rights Convention!!

What: "Behind the Mask"
When: Friday 04/25 Doors Open @ 7:00 with Movie starting at 7:30 (72min long...)
Where: 5th Avenue Cinema How Much: Suggested Donation of 3-5$ (Come on you know you want to donate!!)

Bring your own snacks, although there may be some provided!
Also, We are happy to be part of the Let Live NW Animal Rights Conference coming to PSU this Summer! If you would like to register your spot we will be able to do that at the movie :)"

Building a Popular Anarchism in Ireland

Portland, 23.04.2008 13:39

Andrew Flood is an active anarchist organizer and writer, with twenty years experience in Ireland, most of that time as a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement. More recently, he has been become a member of the Northeast Federation of Anarchist Communists and is a founder member of Common Cause, Ontario

His publishing record includes well over one hundred articles, translated into over nine languages, chapters published in three books, and articles in seven English language anti-authoritarian magazines and newspapers.

As well as numerous events in Ireland he has been the speaker at meetings in Britain, Italy, Canada, the Czech Republic and the USA and attended conferences in the Netherlands, France, Spain and Mexico. The tour is sponsored by Class Action Alliance, a new organization being built in Washington and Oregon which identifies with the specific international anarchist traditions recognizing four main tenets of anarchist organization. The core of these traditions are the need for anarchist political organizations that seek to develop theoretical unity, tactical unity, collective action and discipline, and federalism. We are loosely based on the Anarkismo editorial statement

[Portland:] Saturday, May 3rd at 3pm,
Portland State University, Smith Building, Cascade Room 236

[Eugene:] Sunday, May 4th at 7pm
Apocalypse on Broadway, 2100 W. Broadway


Related: 22 more US dates for Irish Anarchism tour

Save Sea Lions Demo in Portland, Today@3:30pm

Portland, 23.04.2008 13:38

The Portland Animal Defense League(Pdx-A.D.L.) & The Sea Lion Protection Collective organize a demo/rally/protest in Portland, Oregon at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Office located at 911 N.E. 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97232. The group is concerned about the proposed Killing of Sea Lions by the Government. Killing protected Sea Lions will not save the salmon. Stopping excessive fishing, removing dams, and better policies will.

April 23rd, 2008
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office
911 NE 11th Ave Portland, OR 97232

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