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La SEIU y su colonialismo síndical

Puerto Rico, 28.05.2008 19:10

La SEIU Practica un Sindicalismo Corporativo



Stop Rape: Breaking the Silence and The UCLA Clothesline Project

LA, 28.05.2008 19:09

Stop Rape: Breaking the Silence and The UCLA Clothesline Project



Quintu / Museos / Bolivia

Argentina, 28.05.2008 16:09



Comienzo del Juicio a Luciano Benjamin Menendez

Argentina, 28.05.2008 16:09

Les LLego la Hora



Día de Acción por la Salud de las Mujeres

Argentina, 28.05.2008 16:09

"Ni un día más sin Derechos"



The ghosts of summit-protests-past: Seeking justice after Genoa at the Grassroots Gathering

Ireland, 28.05.2008 10:39

The events of Genoa 2001 are still going through t ...



The Other America: Interviews with Anarchists in the United States

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.05.2008 10:09

Andrew Flood spent the last several months traveling around the USA on a 45 city speaking tour about anarchism in Ireland. Andrew recorded interviews with anarchists, edited audio on bus rides, and posted articles to indymedia ireland once he accessed a wi-fi signal. Together, all those interviewed give an impression of 'the other America.'



Six Surveillance Cameras Destroyed at UC Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.05.2008 01:09

anarchists write, "Over the last week, we took out six surveillance cameras from the exteriors of four different buildings on the University of California in Santa Cruz campus. This was an act of rebellion to the social control in our daily lives. These cameras are the eyes of the police. This task was easy to accomplish, and would be easy for anyone to reproduce."



Por la escuela pública canaria

Canarias, 28.05.2008 00:09

Dimisión de Paulino, Soria y Milagros Luis
DIALOGO, NEGOCIACION Y CALIDAD
HOMOLOGACION (ES LEY)


MANIFESTACION por la homologación y la calidad de la enseñanza convocada por Comité de Huelga de Enseñanza

Miércoles, 28 mayo, 18 horas,
Parque S. Telmo (Las Palmas)
Plaza Militar (S. C. Tenerife)
Plaza de la Iglesia (Pto Rosario)
Oficina Insular (Arrecife)
Parque de la Torre del Conde (La Gomera)
Plaza de España (S.C. La Palma)
Frente Cabildo (El Hierro)

NO A LA PRIVATIZACION DE LOS SERVICIOS PUBLICOS



ComunSanjose

Colombia, 27.05.2008 23:40

Comunidad de paz de San José de Apartadó



Wobbly Bard, Storyteller, Railroad Tramp Utah Phillips Dead at 73

DC, 27.05.2008 20:10

Utah Phillips, a seminal figure in American folk music who performed extensively and tirelessly for audiences on two continents for 38 years, died Friday of congestive heart failure in Nevada City, California, a small town in the Sierra Nevada mountains where he lived for the last 21 years with his wife, Joanna Robinson, a freelance editor.



INTERPOL In Colombia 3 + 3 = 8

Miami, 27.05.2008 19:38

INTERPOL In Colombia 3 + 3 = 8



Sucre

Colombia, 27.05.2008 16:09

Bolivia: Fascismo racista neoliberal



What's new at the 123 Community Space

NYC, 27.05.2008 15:39

This past May, things have been heating up at the 123 Community Space, with all sorts of new projects and events, and of course with a little help from global warming.



June 3 Event Features Sy Hersh, Jeremy Scahill, Laila Al-Arian and Chris Hedges

NYC, 27.05.2008 15:39

Invading Iraq was a mistake. Most Americans now accept this as truth. But little is known about the true scale of the devastation that the U.S. has wrought on a land where civilization dates back more than 5,000 years. On Tuesday June 3, independent journalists Seymour Hersh, Jeremy Scahill, Laila Al-Arian and Chris Hedges will appear at New York’s Town Hall to pull back the veil on the U.S. occupation while also looking at what lies ahead as the war moves into its sixth year and the Bush administration threatens to expand the conflict to Iran and beyond.



Fisherman shot at Sea Lion

Portland, 27.05.2008 15:39

Is was reported by someone that a fisherman shot at a sea lion last Thursday morning on the Lewis River. The National Marine Fisheries Service is said to be investigating the incident.

I want to know who saw the fisherman do it. It has been said that the Sea Lion went to eat the fish that was on the fisherman's line so he/she shot the Sea Lion.

What they do not say in any of the 2 articles is who saw the fisherman do it and why was he not caught? There is so little info about this. I encourage everyone to pick up the phone and call The National Marine Fisheries Service at 206-526-6150. Ask them what is going on and then post it here. We need more information.



Student Sit-In at TESC, 100 Hours

Portland, 27.05.2008 15:39

an update on the going ons of the sit in going on in Olympia.... A student sit-in at the Evergreen State College (TESC) has now surpassed its 100th hour and is heading into its fifth day. The sit-in is in support of reinstatement of the banned student group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

The student protesters have peacefully occupied the Seminar One building and have renamed it People's University. This sit-in is a part of a struggle for Free Speech on campus and an effort to put to a halt to the trend of deteriorating student rights on campus.

On Friday, May 23 an Evergreen student lost her job as a result of her participation in the demonstrations. Kelly Beckham, 20, was fired from her job at campus Parking Services after being deemed by a "security threat" by Evergreen Chief of Police Ed Sorger. She was notified directly by the police of her termination, rather than by the proper chain of command of her employment. Kelly Beckham, a member of banned student group SDS, was a speaker at the SDS Free Speech rally that preceded the sit-in. The loss of her job was a direct result of her involvement with the sit-in.

Olympia SDS and their supporters intend to stay in the occupied building until SDS is reinstated as a student group. Olympia SDS is requesting support and solidarity in all forms. All Power to the people. Student Power. ~ Olympia SDS



Popular High School Teacher Obain Attouoman Deported by Federal Government

Boston, 27.05.2008 15:08

BOSTON/Fenway - Obain Attouoman, a popular math teacher at Fenway High School, was deported yesterday to his native country of Ivory Coast. Details are sketchy. Parents were alerted to the teacher's deportation through an automated phone call that was transmitted to all student's homes. LISTEN: David Goodman's radio report on Free Speech News Radio: http://www.fsrn.org/content/teacher-deported/2226 [Reposted from Open Media, a new online alternative news group: www.openmediaboston.org]



Photos-Veterans For Peace Memorial Day Observance--End The Wars Now

Boston, 27.05.2008 14:09

Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Gold Star Families observed Memorial Day in Boston, calling for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan now; no more civilian and military deaths; and adequate care for veterans when they return home.



Desaparecido

Colombia, 27.05.2008 13:08

¿Qué hicieron con Guillermo Rivera?
¡Devuélvanlo Ya!



&quot;The Empire’s Hypocritical Politics&quot;: Reflections of Fidel (on Obama)

Miami, 27.05.2008 11:07

"The Empire’s Hypocritical Politics": Reflections of Fidel (on Obama)



Brutal represión marroquí contra lxs estudiantes saharauis en Marrakech

Canarias, 27.05.2008 07:12


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.



Por la escuela pública canaria

Canarias, 27.05.2008 07:12

Dimisión de Paulino, Soria y Milagros Luis
DIALOGO, NEGOCIACION Y CALIDAD
HOMOLOGACION (ES LEY)


MANIFESTACION por la homologación y la calidad de la enseñanza convocada por Comité de Huelga de Enseñanza

Miércoles, 28 mayo, 18 horas,
Parque S. Telmo (Las Palmas)
Plaza Militar (S. C. Tenerife)
Plaza de la Iglesia (Pto Rosario)
Oficina Insular (Arrecife)
Parque de la Torre del Conde (La Gomera)
Plaza de España (S.C. La Palma)
Frente Cabildo (El Hierro)

NO A LA PRIVATIZACION DE LOS SERVICIOS PUBLICOS



Unconventional East Coast Convergence Registration and Schedule Now Available

DC, 27.05.2008 06:40

The Unconventional East Coast Convergence, a weekend of trainings to prepare people to mobilize for the upcoming Republican National and Democratic National Conventions in the fall, is happening in DC June 13th-15th. The schedule for the weekend as well as online registration are now up on our website.



Earth First! Radio News for May 22, 2008

Santa Cruz, CA, 27.05.2008 05:38

Earth First! Radio News is a no compromise weekly radio program produced at Free Radio Santa Cruz. Focussing on direct-action and bio-diversity, EF! Radio provides eco-action and activist news, calls-to-action, updates and commentary on current events worldwide. Stories from Earth First!, Sea Shepherd International, Earth Liberation Front, Animal Liberation Front, Greenpeace, Canopy Action Network and actions by many other movements and local groups that defend Mother Earth are included with news about endangered animals, plants and ecosystems.



Business of Detention

Houston, 27.05.2008 05:09

Busines of Detention: Corections Corporation of America's 'Growth Industry'



First Tree Sit Erected on I-69 Construction Site!!!

United States, 27.05.2008 05:07

In the waning hours of Sunday May 18th, dedicated community members in resistance to I-69 set up a defensive encampment high in the trees above the farmland that INDOT [the Indiana Department of Transportation] and Mitch Daniels [Indiana Governor] consider the future site of the NAFTA Superhighway. Police immediately arrived to harass the treesitters and their supporters, but withdrew without making any arrests. They are now claiming that they will leave the treesit alone, and that road construction is not expected to reach that site in the near future.

Clearing for the first 1.77 miles of I-69, the NAFTA Superhighway, in Southern Indiana began in mid-March. If completed, the highway will stretch over 1700 miles from the Canadian border crossing of Port Huron, Michigan to the Mexican border crossing of Laredo/Brownsville, Texas. In Indiana alone, 450 families stand to be dislocated and nearly 10,000 acres of forests and farms are slated for destruction. The road is widely unpopular, with 94% of public comments to the INDOT opposed to the new terrain route. Concerned residents have vowed to never let them build this road. Press Release | coverage on WFHB Community Radio (Bloomington, IN) | Root Force report | pics from stopi69 blog | roundup of media coverage



TOHONO O'ODHAM CHAIRMAN: GRAVES DESTROYED IN BORDER CONSTRUCTION

Arizona, 27.05.2008 04:38

Chairman testifies that border wall construction violates federal law, destroyed graves



Press Conference Outside of Detained Immigrant Workers' Court Appearance

San Francisco Bay Area, 27.05.2008 03:09

Thousands of immigrants and their supporters around the country and in San Francisco marched in favor of a more just immigration policy for the US on May 1st. The next day, 63 immigrant workers from El Balazo Taquerias were raided and detained by ICE. Immigrant rights groups, labor, faith-based groups, and many others will gather for a press conference and rally to denounce the Bay Area raids, and to support the taqueria workers on the day of their first court hearing. They will gather on Tuesday, May 27th at 10 am outside of the Homeland Security Building at 630 Sansome St., in downtown San Francisco.



Dubliners demand Housing as PPP developers put on poor mouth

Ireland, 27.05.2008 00:38

'We'll be back', promised residents of St Michael' ...



Evergreen Student Sit-In Reaches 100 Hours

Seattle, 26.05.2008 23:38

A student sit-in at the Evergreen State College (TESC) has now surpassed its 100th hour and is heading into its fifth day. The sit-in is in support of reinstatement of the banned student group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

The student protesters have peacefully occupied the Seminar One (SEM 1) building and have renamed it People’s University. On Memorial Day while regular classes are out, the People’s University will be in session and holding its first classes. The event will start at 6pm. All classes are free and are open to the entire Evergreen Student Body as well as the Greater Olympia Community with free food and beverages provided and as always children are welcome.



Weinheim: Von &quot;Pimmeln&quot; und Fackeln - der WSC marschiert auf

Germany, 26.05.2008 20:08

Alljährlich zu Christi-Himmelfahrt tagt der Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC), ein corpsstudentischer Dachverband, auf der Wachenburg in Weinheim. Der Ereignis des rechtskonservativen, pflichtschlagenden Verbandes gipfelt schließlich in einem Fackelmarsch an dem dieses Jahr rund 1.000 Corpsstudenten und Alte Herren teilnahmen.
Um an dem, sich über Jahrzehnte gefestigten, Bild eines, ja nur seine Traditionen pfelgendem Verbands zu rütteln und das Augenmerk auf grundsätzliche Kritik an studentischen Korporationen zu legen, fanden im Vorfeld mehrfach korporationskritische Aufkleberaktionen statt. Während des Fackelmarschs am Samstag, den 3. Mai fanden diverse direkte Aktionen gegen die Veranstaltung statt, wie das Zünden von Rauchbomben auf die sich am Marktplatz versammelnden Corps.
Das Autonome Medienkollektiv Rhein-Neckar nahm das Ereignis als Anlass um im Anschluss ein Email-Interview mit Stephan Peters, einem korporationskritischen Akademiker aus Heidelberg, zu führen.

Hintergründe:
stephanpeters.com | Themespecial des Antifa AK an der Uni Heidelberg | SWR TV-Bericht vom 22.5.2007 zur Weinheimtagung



May 28th Action: Iraqi Oil Workers Tell Chevron &quot;Hands Off Iraq&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.05.2008 19:08

In a letter to Chevron executives and shareholders (and to ExxonMobil, who meet the same day), Iraqi oil workers unions called on Chevron to end the occupation and stop pushing for the "Iraq Oil Theft Law." This message will be delivered by an alliance of environmental justice, human rights and international solidarity groups converging on Chevron's annual shareholder meeting, Wednesday, May 28th at 7:00AM at Chevron corporate headquarters in San Ramon.



Arroces del Mundo 2008

Euskal Herria, 26.05.2008 19:08

Reclamar, ocupar, recuperar las calles y los barrios; festejar la interculturalidad y el mestizaje y conectarse y hermanarse entre barrios de diferentes lugares bajo una misma iniciativa es el objetivo que un a�o m�s mueve a la celebraci�n de Arroces del Mundo 2008

Diferentes grupos sociales y vecinales, llaman por quinto a�o consecutivo a participar en un concurso gastron�mico de car�cter festivo, intercultural y reivindicativo que tiene al arroz como elemento central. El a�o pasado participaron m�s de 3000 personas en diferentes ciudades de Euskal Herria. Arroces del Mundo 08 se celebrar� el s�bado 14 de junio simult�neamente en Bilbao e Iru�a y el 21 de junio en Gasteiz y Donosti.

M�s informaci�n: |Convocatoria de Arroces del Mundo en Bilbao 08|, |Perkusio Eguna. Calentado motores para arroces del mundo en Bilbo|, |Cr�nicas de Arroces del Mundo 2007: [1], [2]|, |Evoluci�n de Arroces del Mundo|.



Illegale ontruiming citex-panden - de nasleep

Netherlands, 26.05.2008 12:39

In de nacht van vrijdag op zaterdag werden 16 etagewoningen aan de Eerste Oosterparkstraat in Amsterdam met een smoes over geluidsoverlast, tijdens een door zowel buren en aanwezigen als "vrij rustig" omschreven feestje, in 1 van de woningen ontruimd. De meeste bewoners werden in hun slaap verrast door de politie-opbouw en zaten ingesloten. In tegenstelling tot wat de politie beweerde stonden de panden nog nog niet op de nominatie om ontruimd te worden. Woningcorporatie de Key heeft de vergunningen niet rond en er lopen nog juridische procedures.

Omdat de politie de wet bewust overtrad door id te vragen vagen buiten de publieke ruimte creëerden ze een situatie die door aanwezigen als een "opzetje" omschreven wordt.

De krakers zijn nog steeds ontzettend boos. Op zaterdagavond was er een grote lawaaidemo. Vooral nadat bleek dat Mevrouw Tammes, de OVJ, de panden 93hs en 93/1 tegenover de advocaat als "niet ontruimd" verklaarde en de politie dit straal bijft negeren. Op zondagavond 25 mei volgde een demonstratie uit protest tegen de volgens de krakers, illegale ontruiming. In de rand van deze demonstratie sneuvelden een aantal ramen bij de stopera.

De politie volhardt in de boosheid, ook op maandagochtend bleven ze dwarsliggen door de onderhandelingen tussen de (ex-)bewoners en woningcorporatie De Key te dwarsbomen.



Local activist announces her candidacy for Supervisor of Elections, Broward County

Miami, 26.05.2008 08:07

Local activist announces her candidacy for Supervisor of Elections, Broward County



Dispatch from the Sit-in At Evergreen

Seattle, 26.05.2008 06:39

Not too many personal accounts have been posted online about the sit-in/occupation at The Evergreen State College for the reinstatement of Olympia Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). It started Wednesday, May 21st around 4pm and has continued since. Just before the sit-in started, 150 students, staff and faculty gathered in Red Square for a planned Free Speech Rally where speakers from SDS, MEChA, CISPES and the Evergreen Animal Rights Network spoke about the free speech fight at Evergreen and made connections to political repression in the Green Scare, against MEChA in the Southwest and the FMLN.



Greenlake Motel Residents Will Not Be Quietly Denied Their Rights

Seattle, 26.05.2008 06:39

It's about challenging cost-shifting, systemic mercenary capitalism, and evading the spirit of the law. It's about righting the wrong. Due to health violations, the Greenlake Motel is closing. The remaining tenants are taking a stand.



From the Newswire

Perth, 26.05.2008 04:09

National Sorry Day 2008



Support Chip now!

Portland, 26.05.2008 02:38

Romaine Chip Fitzgerald, the longest held U.S. political prisoner is due for a parole hearing in the next few months. We are asking all comrades to support Chip by signing a petition on his behalf.

Chip is a former member of the Southern California Black Panther Party. He has been incarcerated since 1969 for altercation that took place with a CHP officer during a traffic stop. Chip and several Panthers defended themselves against an officer who later admitted he had orders to shoot and kill any and all Panthers. During the altercation, the officer was
shot and Chip managed to flee.

Please support our comrade, sign the petition:
 http://www.freechip.org/sign-petition.html



Mass death of bees in Germany: Pesticide approvals suspended

Portland, 26.05.2008 02:38

The cause of mass bee deaths has been established: pesticide products from chemical companies Bayer and Syngenta. They have been removed from sale in Germany. We should now pressure Bayer and regulators to remove them from sale elsewhere...

{Posted on the UKIMC) "Bayer must withdraw Gaucho and Poncho from the market worldwide"

The German Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has ordered the immediate suspension of the approval for eight seed treatment products due to the mass death of bees in Germany's Baden-Wuerttemberg state. The suspended products are: Antarc (ingredient: imidacloprid; produced by Bayer), Chinook (imidacloprid; Bayer), Cruiser (thiamethoxam; Syngenta), Elado (clothianidin; Bayer), Faibel (imidacloprid; Bayer), Mesurol (methiocarb; Bayer) and Poncho (clothianidin; Bayer). According to the German Research Centre for Cultivated Plants 29 out of 30 dead bees it had examined had been killed by contact with clothianidin. Also wild bees and other insects are suffering from a significant loss of population.

 http://www.cbgnetwork.org



Benefit Concert for Iraq Vets Against War

Portland, 26.05.2008 02:38

Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day
Benefit concert at Mt. Tabor Theater, 4811 S.E. Hawthorne

"NO MORE MEMORIAL DAYS" - 5 - 10 p.m. Featuring Dave Rovics, Grant Remington, Loose Change and Will Campbell on the amazing washtub bass

(over 21 only)

March to Peace Memorial Park (North Interstate and North Oregon) for a Peace Picnic: Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 will be commemorating Memorial Day, May 26, again at the "forgotten" walls of the Memorial Coliseum. This will be the fifth year that Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 has stepped away from the traditional militaristic ceremonies and rhetoric to honor their fallen brothers and sisters in arms, for as General Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth President of the United States, said, "The one thing I never want to see again is a military parade."

 http://www.vfpchapter72.org



Wobbly Bard, Storyteller, Railroad Tramp Utah Phillips Dead at 73

Portland, 26.05.2008 02:38

Utah Phillips, a seminal figure in American folk music who performed extensively and tirelessly for audiences on two continents for 38 years, died Friday of congestive heart failure in Nevada City, California a small town in the Sierra Nevada mountains where he lived for the last 21 years with his wife, Joanna Robinson, a freelance editor. Born Bruce Duncan Phillips on May 15, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of labor organizers. Whether through this early influence or an early life that was not always tranquil or easy, by his twenties Phillips demonstrated a lifelong concern with the living conditions of working people.

He was a proud member of the Industrial Workers of the World, popularly known as "the Wobblies," an organizational artifact of early twentieth-century labor struggles that has seen renewed interest and growth in membership in the last decade, not in small part due to his efforts to popularize it.

utahphillips.org | utahphillips.org/utah.html | utahphillips.blogspot.com

Mooseturd Pie, the signature Utah story



Dispatch from the Sit-in at Evergreen

Portland, 26.05.2008 02:38

The occupation at Evergreen continues.

Not too many personal accounts have been posted online about the sit-in/occupation at The Evergreen State College for the reinstatement of Olympia Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). It started Wednesday, May 21st around 4pm and has continued since. Just before the sit-in started, 150 students, staff and faculty gathered in Red Square for a planned Free Speech Rally where speakers from SDS, MEChA, CISPES and the Evergreen Animal Rights Network spoke about the free speech fight at Evergreen and made connections to political repression in the Green Scare, against MEChA in the Southwest and the FMLN.

Shortly after the rally started, SDS's last appeal with the college took place elsewhere on campus. When the rally ended students marched toward Vice President of Student Affairs Art Costantino's office in the Sem 1 building. He was outside of the building instead of in his office. Students confronted him and chanted "Free Speech!" and "Reinstate SDS!". Students attempted to have a discussion with him, but Art refused and walked away. The students then decided to march up the stairs in the Sem 1 building and sit-in outside of his office. Around 60 students started the sit-in.

Students, both SDSers and supporters, have kept a continuous presence outside of Art's office, rotating in shifts where 5 to over 20 students will be there at any given time. People continue to donate food and other needed supplies for the sit-in.



KBOO Monday Morning Talk Radio

Portland, 26.05.2008 02:38

Honor the Dead, But Save the Living

On this day of grief and remembering, listen to voices of some who are working to end war, ensure that those who return receive care and support, and stand as heroes of the force for peace.
KBOO, 90.7 FM Monday Morning Talk Radio

At 7:30, Ret. Col. Ann Wright, co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience will discuss the cost of war to women soldiers-PTSD, sexual assault, rape and murder.

At 8, Michael Marceau from D.C. Veterans for Peace will join us to tell how DC VFP was dis-invited from marching in the Memorial Day Parade there.

And at 8:30, Chanan Suarezdiaz of Seattle Iraq Vets Against the War will talk about next weekend's NW Winter Soldier event in Seattle.

Then at 10:30, Chris Andrea will talk with Malcolm Chaddock, VF72, about local events this day.

Listen up, OK?



Tre Arrow Update - 5/23/08

Portland, 26.05.2008 02:38

A Message from Tre: "Blessings to all of you.

Perhaps you've heard that I'm set to take a plea bargain on June 3rd. In the aftermath of Briana Waters' and Eric McDavid's trials, I have weighed the options and decided that I don't want to take the risk of potentially being convicted and spending the rest of my life in prison.

I want you all to know that this is a non cooperation plea agreement: I am in no way selling my soul just to receive a sweet deal from the prosecution. By this I mean I am not giving them any information about anyone or any thing which could lead to others being prosecuted. They offered me a deal I couldn't refuse, which takes into account the time I served in Canada. For those who supported me through all of this, I thank you deeply.

I continue to stand firm in my commitment to being a voice for the Earth. I speak for the trees, for our fellow co inhabitants, and for the voices commonly ignored. This is our home, our one and only Earth Mother. Just as I will protect my birth mother from violation and harm, I am dedicated to being a force to stop the unnecessary and egregious assault on this precious planet. To this end I devote my music, my passion, my life. I look forward to seeing everyone on June 3rd.
Namaste, ~ Tre"

www.trearrow.org



West Papuan Rainforest defender and land rights activist touring Aotearoa

Aotearoa, 26.05.2008 02:10

National speaking tour: Septer Manufandu, West Papua: Tuesday, 27 May to Wednesday, 4 June 2008 Septer Manufandu is the leader of FOKER: the NGO Cooperation Forum in West Papua - the umbrella agency for 64 NGOs working for cultural and human rights in West Papua, which has partners internationally. He formerly worked for Yalhimo, the Humeibou Environment and Indigenous People Foundation, which has been involved in campaigns to protect indigenous land rights and to combat illegal logging. Septer brings a first hand perspective on the devastation and suffering caused when tropical forests are logged for their valuable kwila wood. His visit comes at a time when the Ministry of Forestry is considering its policies concerning illegal logging and the import of kwila, and of growing public concern about deforestation and its impact on climate change. Septer will be speaking at public meetings in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Whangarei, illustrating his talks with a documentary compilation 'Save the People and Forests of Papua' made by local NGOs. Indonesia closely restricts the visit of journalists and humanitarian workers to West Papua so this visit offers a window of information about a 'hidden' region which has been subject to massive human rights violations by the Indonesian Military. The speaking tour is hosted by the Indonesia Human Rights Committee and Pax Christi. Public Meeting Dates



Marxism 08 Conference this Weekend

Aotearoa, 26.05.2008 02:10

The Workers Party is holding their annual Marxism conference this Labour Weekend. Over the course of the weekend there will be a number of interesting talks and discussions from both local and international speakers. Highlights Include Babu Maharjan from Nepal talking about the mass movements for change and the struggle of the Maoists. A panel discussion on resistance to imperialism in the Philippines, South Africa, Afghanistan and Cuba. A discussion with a former member of the Polynesian Panthers. Building a mass movement to fight redundancies. Work. Workers resistance in New Zealand and Australia. A talk on sex and socialism. [Full Conference Programme] Venue: Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn Auckland. Start Times: Friday 30th May 7pm, Sat 31 May 10am, Sun 1st June 12:30pm. Admission free, all welcome! Links: The Spark Workers Party paper| Preview for Marxism 08 talks| Recordings of Talks from Marxism 07| Marxists Internet Archive



Clean, Green, and Cruelty Free? The true story of animals in New Zealand

Aotearoa, 26.05.2008 01:09

Rebel Press is pleased to announce the re-publication of Clean, Green, and Cruelty Free? The true story of animals in New Zealand. This comprehensive guide to the state of the animal population in Aotearoa New Zealand was compiled by Catherine Amey for the Animal Protection Society. Aotearoa New Zealand is often promoted as a peaceful land of blue skies, pure streams, and rich pastures — a "clean and green" paradise. In reality, our society is based on the sounds, smells and blood of the slaughterhouse. Every year New Zealanders kill over a hundred million animals for food or profit. Over two million battery chickens are crowded into tiny, stinking cages, and thousands of pregnant sows endure boredom and frustration in cramped dark stalls. Animals suffer for our amusement in circuses, zoos, racetracks and rodeos, or are bred and hunted for sport. Hundreds of thousands of animals endure pain in laboratory experiments every year, while many more are trapped, shot, or poisoned because they have been defined as pests. Clean, green and cruelty-free? explodes the myth of New Zealand as a pristine and animal-friendly environment. Designed as a resource for animal advocates, it will be of interest to anyone concerned about animal suffering. Rebel Press Publications | Meat Free Media



Status of ICC construction

DC, 25.05.2008 23:09

Inter-County connector construction has clearcut a path from Shady Grove Road all the way to Cashell Estates at Redland Road. At present most work seems to be on building a bridge over Shady Grove Road, though that has not stopped massive "access" clearcutting. YOUTUBE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMbgfEcXp94




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