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tiene señales de haber sido torturado

Argentina, 01.05.2008 03:13

Urgente: Aparecio Juan Puthod



Nace…. Indymedia Alto Valle.

Argentina, 01.05.2008 02:40



Otro membrete genocida Río Negro

Argentina, 01.05.2008 02:10

Julio ASESINO Roca



Howard Zinn Speaks in New York City

NYC, 01.05.2008 02:09

Howard Zinn's A People's History of American Empire

New York, New York
Cooper Union: Great Hall
1:00 PM



ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan

Baltimore, 01.05.2008 01:08

ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. In a February 22 letter to AFL-CIO president John Sweeney, ILWU International president Robert McEllrath reported that at a recent coast-wide union meeting, “One of the resolutions adopted by caucus delegates called on longshore workers to stop work during the day shift on May 1, 2008 to express their opposition to the war in Iraq.”
From the newswire: ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan by Internationalist Group
Website: here
More on: KPFK's Beneath the Surface (4/28/08 at 5:45 pm) and Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod(4/29/08)
Also: VERMONT AFL-CIO CALLS ON WORKERS TO SUPPORT WEST COAST SRIKE AGAINST WAR
by Vermont AFL-CIO



Agenda social y política del Alto Valle

Argentina, 01.05.2008 00:09



Se desconoce su paradero desde el Martes

Argentina, 30.04.2008 23:09

Esta desaparecido integrante de la Casa de la Memoria de Zarate



ΕΡΓΑΤΙΚΗ ΠΡΩΤΟΜΑΓΙΑ 2008

Athens, 30.04.2008 22:10

1η Μάη: Απεργία! Αγώνας ενάντια στη μισθωτή σκλαβιά



Trident Activists Blockade Rolls Royce in Derby

United Kingdom, 30.04.2008 19:09

On Monday April 28, activists from Trident Ploughshares blockaded the Rolls Royce factory at Raynesway, Derby. Using two concrete lock-ons, chains and bike locks they were able to disrupt the facility for five hours. A specialist police cutting team had to be brought in from Staffordshire to chisel out those using the lock-on. The factory was targetted because it is used to make and test the reactor which power Britain's nuclear submarines. As such it is a vital part of the programme to replace the Trident missile system.

Trident Ploughshares spokesman Malcolm Carroll said: "We view our peaceful protest as a major success. We have highlighted our views that Rolls-Royce is acting immorally by building reactor cores for Trident submarines' nuclear weapons system. This is the first time that we have brought this type of protest to Derby and it may not be the last. Hundreds of people used this form of mass blockade at the Trident nuclear base at Faslane, in Scotland, over a year-long period called Faslane 365. Who is to say that we can't have a Derby 365?"

Newswire: trident protesters arrested out side rolls royce derby | Notts Indymedia Anti-Militarism Topic Page

Previous features: Strident students blockade at Faslane | Protesters take action at Derby nuclear plant | Nottingham folk succesfully blockade nuclear submarine base in Scotland | Nuclear? No thanks! | Derbyshire police go over the top again

Other Coverage: BBC Derby | Derby Evening Telegraph

Links: Faslane 365 | Rolls Royce | Trident Ploughshares



Mayday 2008 Guelaguetza!

Portland, 30.04.2008 18:39

Join us May 1st after the march and rally at the Park Blocks. Free food, live music, and family fun.

THURSDAY MAY 1ST, 6 - 10 pm at the First Unitarian Church at 1011
SW 12th Ave (Just after and just a few blocks up from the main Mayday
rally and march!)

WE ARE MANY HANDS AND ONE SINGLE HEART IN THE STRUGGLE

 http://www.myspace.com/sinfronteras_olin



All Out on May Day!

Portland, 30.04.2008 18:39

On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: labor action against imperialist war by a major American union. The strategically placed port workers in the ILWU can bring commerce with Asia to a grinding halt, and they're about to demonstrate it. The maritime employers are already screaming, and you can bet it's got the attention of the warmongers in Washington. All labor should take up the challenge this poses: For workers strikes against the war! M

eanwhile, immigrants' rights groups are once again mobilizing on May Day. And on April 30 and May 1, the independent truckers who move cargo to and from the docks may play an important role in a shutdown. The imperialist war on Afghanistan and Iraq is also a war on immigrants, minorities, working people and democratic rights "at home." We need to defeat this attack here and abroad, in opposition to both the capitalist war parties. The "antiwar movement," whose aim has always been to pressure the Democrats, is at a dead end. What's needed is working-class action independent of the bosses. What that takes is a fundamental break from the Democratic Party and the pro-capitalist politics that infuse the labor bureaucracy.

MayDay Picnic Noon-4pm | Mayday Immigrants Rights Demo 3 - 4 pm | Mayday GUELAGUETZA! 6-10pm | Red & Black mayday celebration starting at 7pm



1 de mayo

Colombia, 30.04.2008 18:39

1 de mayo



All Out on May Day!

Baltimore, 30.04.2008 18:08

On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down as a result of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which is calling the action to be protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: Labor action against imperialist war by a major American union.



50 Shots Equals Murder!

DC, 30.04.2008 17:10

Sean Bell Supporters Take It to the Streets on Friday



May Day Picnic at Noon

Portland, 30.04.2008 15:39

The 'May Day Picnic' will be based completely on voluntary co-operation and participation, an event for exchange ideas, struggles, and activities, a potluck of sorts. There is no one group of people organizing and executing it, but collectives and individual people who take initiative to create and bring something to contribute, or spontaneously create at the event.

Food, games, music, free literature, workshops, speakers, art, and so much more - anything and everything is possible. Do what you want! Anything and everything you can imagine!

May Day Picnic
Starts at Noon til 4pm on May Day
North Park Blocks(NW 8th and Flanders)



Reportback from April 17th Action at Mexican Consulate

Portland, 30.04.2008 15:39

Members of Portland State University student groups M.E.Ch.A., Las Mujeres, North American Solidarity, Amnesty International PSU, and community groups Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Cascadia Root Force, Oregon Oaxaca Solidarity [held] a march and rally outside the Mexican Consulate to demand a thorough investigation of the ambush and murder of two women community media activists in Oaxaca, Mexico. These groups also condemn the paramilitary repression of indigenous women and community media projects.

There was a vibrant turnout of 40 students and allies, who marched from PSU with three banners, two coffins to symbolize the deaths of these women, and chants for justice. Once arriving at the consulate, a delegation of four students from M.E.Ch.A., Las Mujeres, North American Solidarity, and one person from Oregon Oaxaca Solidarity went into the Mexican consulate to deliver the letter. Ursula Rojas greeted us and listened to our grievances and demands for justice. We were told that a copy of the letter would be sent to Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, governor of Oaxaca. We also spoke of our concern that US military aid under Plan Mexico would be used for further repression under the guise of the War on Drugs. We held a sit-in until 5pm at which time we left together peacefully. Below are the demands we made as well as the contact information we gave so that the Consulate officials may respond:



May Day Immigrant Rights demo

Portland, 30.04.2008 15:39

In support of workers' and immigrants' right, Portland Immigrants Rights Coalition has organized a demonstration at the South Park Blocks. There will be a puppet handling workshop at three, rally at four, and march at five.



16 Animal Activists Cited and/or Arrested in Utah

Portland, 30.04.2008 15:39

On Sunday April 27, 2008, 16 animal activists held an outreach protest at the neighborhood of two University of Utah primate vivisectors to educate the neighborhood about the atrocities occurring at the University of Utah animal resource center. When activists showed up - they discovered that the University of Utah had hired 24 hour security for the homes of some of its personnel - surely with a hefty price tag!

Activists were well-aware that the city had recently adopted an anti-speech ordinance requiring activists to remain off of public property near a 'targeted residence' during a 'targeted residential protest' - so they tailored their protest with that in mind. Rather than do a targeted picket, activists continually marched around the neighborhood - never remaining stationary - to educate the general neighborhood about the barbaric treatment of animals at the U of U facilities. The march also had no targeted residence - no names were ever even mentioned as being associated with the cruelty inside labs.



Mayday 08!

Houston, 30.04.2008 14:40

Mayday: March Downtown for Immigrants - Anarchist Picnic in Montrose



Indymedia Radio Workshop

Houston, 30.04.2008 14:40

4/29 Houston IMC shares some Radio Skills



VIDEO: Single-Payer Healthcare Boston Event-Appearance By SICKO Cast and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine

Boston, 30.04.2008 14:09

On April 27-28, 2008 in Boston, the initiative for single-payer, free health care for all was brought to the Massachusetts public. It was highlighted by a concert on the 27th at Berklee Peformance Center by Tom Morello , guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, which was a benefit for his Justice Tour, which is traveling the country focusing on various issues such as health care, homelessness, peace, and veteran's care. The Justice Tour will end on May Day in Chicago.



Burger King Caught Smearing Farmworker Struggle

United States, 30.04.2008 12:38

April 28, 2008 — Today in Miami, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their allies will deliver over 75,000 petitions to Burger King's headquarters. The signatures are a call on the fast-food giant to work with the CIW to eliminate modern-day slavery and human rights abuses from Florida’s fields. The CIW hopes that this delivery will bring Burger King one step closer to the negotiating table for the fair wages and safe working conditions. Ironically, today's petition delivery is happening in the midsts of news that the vice president of Burger King, Steve Grover was directly involved in a smear campaign against the Coalition. Read More & Watch Video



sans papiers en repressei

Oost-Vlaanderen, 30.04.2008 08:07

actie van sans papiers hardhandig gestopt door politie



MAYDAY! March for Immigrant Rights and Fight Wal*Mart!

Rogue Valley, 30.04.2008 05:10

Join us on May Day at 4 pm at Alba Park for a march and rally in downtown Medford, Oregon to support our immigrants.

"May 1 march for immigrants rights"
 http://www.rogueimc.org/en/2008/04/11838.shtml
4:00pm for a few brief speeches and inspiration followed by a march through Medford pausing at the Ginger Rodgers square to pay honor to the more that 4500 people who have died since the construction of the Wall of Shame between Mexico and the US. We still need people to hold crosses at the square. Please let me know if you are available. There will be folks doing voter registration at the event as well. Thank you for your support of immigrants.

And at 7 pm also on May Day! (is this orwellian or what?) we see the Wall*Mart fight come back to the City of Medford from Oregon's LUBA. Join us for a strong delegation that demands a traffic study and whatever it takes to keep this mega anti-worker employer the hell out of Southern Oregon. WALL*MART will NOT gain more roots here! ! ! !

"May Day! May Day! Wal-Mart is back!"
 http://www.rogueimc.org/en/2008/04/11876.shtml
Wal-Mart is back! Public hearing this Thursday May 1st at Medford City Council 7 pm

LUBA ruled in our favor and told the City to do it right this time!
The consideration of the LUBA remand is up for public hearing
7 pm, Thursday May 1st at Medford City Council Chambers,
3rd Floor, Medford City Hall, 411 West Eighth

What are you doing on May Day? Think of a way, even if you can't skip out from work to help us do the suggestions above, find your own way to do something positive! May Day! May Day! May Day! is a universal warning. Stand Up and join us now!

In solidarity,
Wes Brain, Chair
Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice



NATO GAME OVER

Antwerpen, 30.04.2008 04:08

NATO GAME OVER



Police Repression In Tacoma: A Recounting from an Anarchist

Seattle, 30.04.2008 03:08

Hello Friends,

For the second time, people in Tacoma attempted to spread awareness not about something abstract but something very real. Something which exists at the bottom of the steep Tacoma hills. Something which, once seen by the eyes, is unforgettable. For the second time, we were met with blunt, crude repression. No one was out there to smash anything up. We were out there to let people know that this something, the Northwest Detention Center, did in fact exist.



Report Back/Much Needed Venting from TacomaSmashICE Demonstration

Seattle, 30.04.2008 03:08

I think that I can do this now. I guess I get a little acute PTSD the day after, every time. Its strange, now that I think of it. I have never been in a situation where there are riot or bike cops at hand that has not turned violent. It is the cops that start it, every time. Every time too, I feel the same. It's a sick feeling, a feeling of desperation and hopelessness. They are like the Nothing from the Neverending Story. Maybe they are what the Nothing is...and the Nothing is everywhere and most people on this planet are faced with it every goddamn day of their lives and we are the lucky ones that have the “choice” of confronting it. The thing about the Nothing is that it will catch up to you, even if it hasn't taken everything yet and you only hear stories of it happening far away to “other” people. The Nothing always has been. The Nothing is unstoppable. Or is it?



Tyendinaga and Six Nations Solidarity Action on Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, B.C)

Seattle, 30.04.2008 03:08

Yesterday, April 28, 2008, about a hundred Natives and non-Native supporters marched along and blocked-off a major trucking route in East Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, for several hours starting at about 3:00 PM, in solidarity with the struggle at Tyendinaga and Six Nations. The march was led by elders and stopped for drumming and singing at a few major intersections, causing massive traffic jams.



Indymedia Radio Workshop

Houston, 30.04.2008 00:38

Houston IMC shares some Radio Skills



Mayday Celebration At Red &amp; Black Cafe

Portland, 30.04.2008 00:38


May Day celebration at the Red and Black Cafe
(Thursday 5/1/08 -- international worker's day)



1er mai

Liege, 29.04.2008 23:38

Les rebelles investiront la rue pour ce premier mai, dans plusieurs cités et pour plusieurs raisons.



Ploughshares Penetrate Waihopai Base Deflate Satellite Dome

Aotearoa, 29.04.2008 23:09

Statement Of The Waihopai ANZAC Ploughshares They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift sword against nation; and there shall be no more training for war. Isaiah 2/4 This morning, 30 April 2008, we entered the Waihopai Spy Base near Blenheim. Our group, including a Dominican Priest, temporarily closed the base by padlocking the gates and proceeded to deflate one of the large domes covering two satellite dishes. At 6am we cut through three security fences surrounding the domes - these are armed with razor wire, infrared motion sensors and a high voltage electrified fence. Once inside we used sickles to cut one of the two 30-metre white domes, built a shrine and knelt in prayer to remember the people killed by United States military activity. We have financed our activities through personal savings, additional part-time employment and a small interest-free loan from one of our supporters. We are responding to the Bush administration’s admission that intelligence gathering is the most important tool in the so-called War on Terror. This war will have no end until citizens of the world refuse to let it continue. The ECHELON spy network including Waihopai, is an important part of the US government’s global spy network and we have come in the name of the Prince of Peace to close it down. The base is funded by New Zealand tax payers and located on New Zealand soil which makes New Zealand a target through our association with the UKUSA intelligence cooperation agreement. Five years ago the Clark government opposed the US-led invasion of Iraq. Yet at the same time the Bush administration was using the National Security Agency’s ECHELON system, of which Waihopai is an integral component, to spy on UN Security Council members so it could more easily swing them in favour of an invasion. There have been over 100 Ploughshares actions over the last twenty years around the world. Ploughshares direct actions are linked through the common factors of: entry to locations connected to military activity, Christian prayers and most involve some form of property destruction. Links: Photos | Anti-Bases Campaign | GPJA Congratulations About Waihopai and ECHELON Green MP Keith Locke is quoted as saying that the base has cost New Zealand up to NZ$500million since 1989. The base intercepts electronic communications throughout the Pacific region including New Zealand and is often staffed by personnel from US agencies. In 1996 researcher Nicky Hager published an expose on Waihopai and New Zealand’s strong links to the USA-led ECHELON network of six similar spy stations around the world. The United Nations launched an investigation in 2003 to claims that ECHELON had been used by the US government to eavesdrop on UN diplomats and Security Council members. A report published in 2000 showed that ECHELON had also been used by the US to gain commercial advantage for US corporations. Information gathered at Waihopai is transferred to the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) in Wellington and fed unseen directly to Washington DC.



British Telecom workers stage protest at company head office

Ireland, 29.04.2008 22:08

British Telecom is refusing to give collective bar ...



BUENOS AIRES: A UN AÑO DEL ASESINATO

Argentina, 29.04.2008 22:08

Piden elevar a juicio la causa por la muerte de Chasqui



[Bxl-Maintenant!!] Manif spontanée contre la rafle de cette après-midi

Liege, 29.04.2008 20:38

Cette après-midi une action de sans-papiers et d'étudiants a eu lieu contre l'Office des étrangers. De nombreux policiers sont intervenus, vers 17h, et ont arrêté une centaine de participant.e.s à l'action, dont plusieurs dizaines de sans-papiers. Il y a eu de nombreusesviolences de la part de la police, notamment dans les cachots; un certain nombre d'étudiants ont refusé de donner leur identité pour rester avec les sans-papiers (infos venant des premières personnes libérées). A 22h, il n'y aurait eu qu'une vingtaine de libérations. Les sans-papiers arrêtés ont été (ou seront) mis "à la disposition" de l'office de la honte, qui soit leur donnera un ordre de quitter le territoire soit les enverra en centre fermé avant de les expulsions.



Preconceito e Racismo em São Paulo na virada &quot;cultural&quot;

Brasil, 29.04.2008 19:40

RACISMO



Die Seifenblase von Bali

Switzerland, 29.04.2008 19:38

Einleitung: Bali ist zu Ende - der Rauabau geht weiter.
Green-Wischiwaschi und eine angesichts der ernsten Lage wenig zierende Bescheidenheit füllen die Mainstreampresse. Es scheint noch immer nicht durchgedrungen zu sein, dass der Klimawandel nicht mit Rethorik zu überschminken ist. Viel zu eindeutig reflektiert der Spiegel der betroffenen Länder die globale Entstelltheit... Bali ist zu Ende- fangen wir an!!! Über die Ergebnisse des Gipfels der Doppelzüngigkeit.



Forest Defence

Perth, 29.04.2008 17:40

New protest camp for College Grove - Bunbury



Wake held for trees killed by ICC highway

DC, 29.04.2008 17:10

On Sat, April 26, the Shady Grove Woods Homeowners Association held a traditional Irish wake for the trees killed by spreading ICC highway construction in the neighborhood. Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhnKzLtjq9g Broadcast Audio via WSQT Radio: http://dc.indymedia.org/usermedia/audio/13/shady_grove_woods_wake_a26.mp3 The speeches from the main rally: http://dc.indymedia.org/usermedia/audio/10/shady_grove_woods_wake_a26_speeches_complete.mp3



Martin and Malcolm Alive in Today's Black Radicalism

NYC, 29.04.2008 16:09

King concluded that it was not enough to win an end to formal segregation or even to win voting rights. For the last two to three years of his life he focused on the intersection of racial justice, economic justice (including his Poor People’s Campaign and support for unionization) and what we would now call global justice (specifically his courageous opposition to the Vietnam War)



Sémira: ça n'a pas suffit!

Liege, 29.04.2008 14:08

Un témoignage effarant mais particulièrement précis et posé.



Primo maggio: senza padrone chi ti licenzia?

Switzerland, 29.04.2008 13:07

Il primo maggio ticinese, sarà legato da un file rouge con l'esemplare lotta degli operai delle officine di Bellinzona che si sono opposti al piano di ristrutturazione/smantellamento proposto da ffs Cargo scioperando per ben oltre un mese.

Sulla scia emotiva di questa storica mobilitazione che ha coinvolto la popolazione tutta si focalizza pure il motto del primo maggio 2008: "Giù le mani dal lavoro" è lo slogan scelto per questa edizione, ma sarebbe forse più opportuno estenderlo ad un più significativo ed attuale "Giù le mani dalle nostre vite".

La condizione di precarietà non può più infatti essere riconducibile al solo ambito e tempo del lavoro. Bisogna prendere coscienza che è un aspetto che ingloba ogni ambito della nostra vita ed è contro questo sistema globale e perverso che crea falsi bisogni, lobotomizza le nostre menti ed altera i nostri rapporti sociali che bisogna lottare.

::Programma della giornata::
9.00 - Ritrovo per partenza collettiva da Lugano
10.30 - Ritrovo entrata sud officine FFS Bellinzona
12'30 - Animazione al castello, con gioco "Camminare domandando"
20'30 - CineMolino - L'IMAGINATION AU POUVOIR

::Approfondimenti::
- Volantino CSOA il Molino e comunicato
- Il primo maggio sindacale in Ticino e ad Arbedo
- Il primo maggio nel resto della Svizzera: Basilea - Berna - Zurigo - Losanna
- EUROMAYDAY: il primo maggio nelle altre città e nel resto del mondo
-Gli anni scorsi: 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2000 - 1998

::Links utili::
Chainworkers - City of gods - operai sociali - Le origini anarchiche del primo maggio



pobles (ca)

Barcelona, 29.04.2008 11:09

Accionem la desposta popular: Franki llibertat!

Els mossos han detingut al Franki sense la notificació ordinària previa per, així, frenar la resposta popular.
Sense probes fehacients, el 2005, Francesc Argemí va ser condemnat a dos anys y set mesos de presó per ultratge a la bandera espanyola y atemptat contra la autoritat el 2002. Fa dues setmanes, el tribunal suprem espanyol va denegar l’admissió a tràmit del recurs interpossat el 2005 per la seva adbocada, Montserrat Salvadó, y ara estava a l’expectativa de rebre la notificació oficial d’ingrés a presó.
Ha començat la concentració davant la Model i n’hi han previstes noves convocatorias.

Convocatories de solidaritat amb Franki
[28abr]18h, Concentració davant la Model
[29abr]19:30, Concentració davant de l'Ajuntament de Terrassa

noticies relacionades: entrevista a franki el 2006 + ver el vídeoreportage de franki en vilaweb + muestra de solidariad durante el juicio el 2005: desnudas ante la justicia + solidaridad en las calles de Terrassa + 2008: campaña contra el encarcelamiento de franki + Los mossos secuestran, durante 26h, a un professor de la Rovira i Virgili

+info : >>>pueblos + >>>criminalización + alerta solidària +



Gegen gesellschaftliche Rechtsentwicklung

Switzerland, 29.04.2008 07:07

Heraus zum 1. Mai in Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Winterthur, Zürich, ...

So lautet die gemeinsame Parole der regionalen revolutionären Bündnissen und Koordinationen. Sie rufen zu vielseitigen Aktionen in der ganzen Schweiz auf. Angesichts des stetigen Rechtsrutsches der selbst in der „gemässigten“ Linken zu beobachten ist rufen sie dazu auf am diesjährigen 1. Mai ein Klares Zeichen gegen diese Tendenz zu setzen. Für Einzelheiten zum Programm an den verschiedenen Orten bitte weiterlesen.



Modesto Anarcho #7 Hits The Streets

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.04.2008 06:39

Modesto Anarcho writes, "The central valley's journal of insurrectionary class struggle, Modesto Anarcho, is happy to announce the publication of it's seventh issue. In this issue you'll find articles on crime in the valley, indigenous resistance at DQ-University in Davis, the rise of taser gun use by local police, poetry, direct action and repression reports, and much more!"



Palestine Films on Display in Chicago

Chicago, 29.04.2008 06:08

28 April 2008 - The 7th annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival kicked off on Friday, 25 March at the Gene Siskel Film Center with director Jackie Salloum at the screening of her film Slingshot Hip Hop. The PFF began in 2001 as a student project. The festival was founded by Danya Qato. It exists exist today because of the huge contributions from Danya and the other "alumni" commitee members: Widad Al Bassam, Rena Barakat, Christopher Khoury, Stacy Goldate, Jenny Gheith, Farris Wahbeh, Dwan Kaoukji, Mona Aburmishan, and others.

This year's selection includes filmmakers from Palestine, Norway, USA and Japan presenting motion pictures covering the Palestinian experience in the Palestine, Israel, the US and even Cuba. The program has a mix of features and documentaries, including shorts, that are screening until 8 May when it closes with Mohammad Alatar's Jerusalem: The East Side Story.

According to festival director Benjamin Doherty, the PFF exists "to share new views of Palestine with Chicago audiences." Houston festival organizer Sousan Hammad says the "festival hasn't been around very long but we have a small pool of great filmmakers so we definitely have the potential to get on the international cinema circuit," and compares the Palestinian filmmaking situation to that of Iran in that with concentrated support from abroad, the profile of Iranian films has risen steadily despite an oppressive government. In addition to supporting films about Palestine and by Palestinians, Hammad states that it can help advance the cause of Palestinian liberation as "the camera can be used as a tool to reveal the conflict," and can help dispel "notions or assumptions that have polluted the understanding of Palestine and the wider region."Read more

Interview with Susan Hammad & Benjamin Doherty | PFF reviews by CIMC



ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan

LA, 29.04.2008 01:10

ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan



Más de 2340 personas asesinadas por el Estado en Democracia

Argentina, 29.04.2008 00:42

Acto a17 años del asesinato de Walter Bulacio



Brutal represión marroquí contra lxs estudiantes saharauis en Marrakech

Canarias, 29.04.2008 00:13


Desde el 6 de abril de 2008 los estudiantes saharauis en la universidad de Marrakech sufren múltiples ataques consecutivos por milicias armadas que, según fuentes de los estudiantes saharauis, se preparaban para el ataque desde los comienzos del curso actual, es decir, desde septiembre del 2007. Estos grupos, según las mismas fuentes, tienen como objetivo defender la tesis de Marruecos para la solución del conflicto del Sahara Occidental mediante la autonomía, y al mismo tiempo cerrar el paso a todos aquellos que están a favor de la independencia.

El que se ocupa actualmente de este equipo es el jefe supremo del cuerpo de inteligencia (DEST) en Marrakech, Mohamed Mahdi Tayar (agente marroquí desde 20 años), y de origen saharaui, implicado en la intervención brutal contra los estudiantes saharauis en enero de 1999 en la universidad de Rabat. Tres años mas tarde fue trasladado hacia la ciudad de El Aaiun ocupado para vigilar los miembros del Foro por la Verdad y Justicia –Sección Sáhara. En el año 2004 fue trasladado hacia Agadir para ocuparse de las infiltraciones en los estudiantes saharauis en la universidad de Agadir. En el año 2007 fue nombrado jefe supremo de la DEST en Marrakech).

Solo desde el 6 de abril de 2008, las milicias armadas con armas blancas (espadas bien filadas, cuchillos, cadenas, etc.) atacaron los estudiantes saharauis. Y estos son los primeros resultados:


- el día 6 de abril en la puerta principal de la universidad un estudiante saharaui Baladí Cherif fue atacado por estos grupos armados. Le causaron una lesión en la mano por una cuchilla.

- el día 7 de abril, mientras dormía en su casa, Hasan Stiti fue sorprendido por cinco personas armadas, durante la noche. Le causaron heridas graves: una cicatriz en la cara de unos 8 cm, lesiones en el pie, en la mano y en uno de los hombros.



- en el mismo día 7 de abril los grupos armados atacaron cuatro casas de estudiantes saharauis: la casa de Abdelfatah Aragdal, la casa AliSalem Abalagh, la casa de Mahmoud Bouchantouf y la casa de Sidahmed Bouchalga, destruyendo todo el mobiliario e incluso los libros.

- el mismo día el grupo armado atacó a los estudiantes saharauis en la residencia de la universidad y saquearon las habitaciones de los siguientes estudiantes saharauis: Moulud Rachad y Naama Bouchama.

- el día 12 de abril, el estudiante saharaui Naji Charbala fue objeto del ataque del grupo armado frente un locutorio. El grupo armado se componía de seis hombres armados con espadas y cuchillas, quienes le causaron una herida en la espalda y otra en el brazo derecho.

- el día 13 de abril a las 5 de la madrugada policías marroquíes vestidos de paisano detuvieron al estudiante saharaui Jalihena Abu Alhasan en una avenida mientras iba camino hacia su casa. Jalihena según sus compañeros había estado en la permanencia de alerta que vigilaba los estudiantes saharauis en la residencia de la universidad para evitar los ataques imprevisibles de los grupos armados. Cuando acabó su turno tomó esa avenida hacia su casa sin saber que los policías le esperaban en la misma. Y según sus amigos Jalihena estuvo desaparecido varios días.

- el mismo día 13 de abril a las tres y media de la tarde un profesor saharaui llamado Lahbib Latif fue atacado por 30 armados con armas blancas solo por impedirles entrar en la residencia de la universidad . Tres lesiones en la cabeza, otras tres en la espalda, un pincho de cuchillo le toco el pulmón y cuatro lesiones en el vientre. Estuvo en urgencias en estado muy crítico hasta el día 15 de abril.



Este es un resumen de la situación de los estudiantes saharauis en las universidades de Marruecos.



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Argentina, 29.04.2008 00:12

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