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UC: America's Most Ecocidal &quot;Green&quot; University

Santa Cruz, CA, 14.04.2009 04:20

Will & Darwin write: Our intention... is to generate a greater level of critical reflection and discussion concerning the dominant role of the politics of "greening"... that characterize campus-based environmental organizations.... We can think of few more timely priorities for those who would use university campuses as organizing bases [than] to challenge the system of authoritarian power that is in the process of destroying the ecological basis for the existence of life on earth.



Cascadia Summer April Events

Portland, 13.04.2009 23:08

Hey y'all we cordially invite you to check out any of our upcoming forest defense related events in Eugene Oregon in preparation for the summer...and we'd love to hear from anyone wanting to get involved.

  • April 14 - Tuesday: Info Table 10am-4pm at 19th & Univ.
    - Informational Meeting and Multimedia Presentation @ 7pm
  • April 17 - Friday:
    - Benefit Party and Live Music w/ Hand Crafts Art Auction, 9pm @ the Lorax, 1648 Alder St.
  • LApril 19 - Sunday:
    - Elliott State Forest Hike, sign up at EMU Outdoor Program Office
  • April 25 - Saturday: Tree Climbing I: Introduction to single rope technique & midline descent @ Lorax Manor 1648 Alder St. 12 noon.
  • April 26 - Sunday: Tree Climbing II: Further climbing, girthing and setting lines workshops. 12 noon
forestdefensenow.org



The Collapse of “The Movement”; the Resistance and the Revolutionary Movement We Need

DC, 13.04.2009 20:10

A grievous, shameful and dangerous state of affairs permeates the movements of opposition in the U.S. Their outlook and politics have collapsed into passive acquiescence and even overt criminal complicity with the policies and actions of the ruling class… In an act which concentrates the treachery of this collapse, United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), the largest anti-war coalition, at their national meeting in December 2008, voted to oppose organizing demonstrations on the 6th Anniversary of the Iraq War on March 19 and 21, 2009. In opposition to mounting a determined struggle to end the wars and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, and instead of calling people into the streets to stand with the people of the world, they decided “to mobilize a new base of people who have been inspired by Obama” in a four month campaign in commemoration of Martin Luther King titled, “Beyond War, A New Economy Is Possible: Yes We Can!”



127bis

Oost-Vlaanderen, 13.04.2009 15:08

Geslaagde blokkade van 127bis



Controversial Senate elections planned in Haiti

Boston, 13.04.2009 14:09

The apparent decision to green light the contentious ballot by Obama comes on the heels of a ruling by Haiti's Provisional Election Council or CEP to exclude the Fanmi Lavalas party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on procedural grounds.



Large Protests Erupt In Support Of Tamils

United Kingdom, 13.04.2009 12:39

Spontaneous protests have erupted in London as a result of the ongoing state violence in Sri Lanka. On Monday, over 300 Tamil youths blockaded Westminster Bridge, which remained closed overnight. On Tuesday and Wednesday large numbers gathered outside parliament and had reached at its peak up to 3000 to call on Gordon Brown to 'open his eyes' and work towards securing an immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka. Under the banner 'Stop the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka' over 100.000 people marched in Central London on Saturday 11th April. Further demonstrations happened in Oslo, Paris and Copenhagen. Reports: [1] [2] [photos 1] [photos 2]

Earlier on in the week police tactics were violent, with unprovoked attacks on demonstrators. On Wednesday morning Tamil flags were being confiscated under the Terrorism act. Demonstrators reported that police used truncheons and dragged protesters across the ground. A three-year-old's leg was reportedly broken in the process. Seven people have been arrested, two under the terrorism act on suspicion of carrying articles supporting proscribed literature. Two people started a hunger strike earlier in the week, of which one was still fasting on Saturday 11th April.

More than 300,000 Tamils are currently under siege by the Sri Lankan forces. Aerial bombardments and shelling of civilians are continuing. Children and elderly are dying as a direct result of the aerial bombardment. There has been increased violence in Sri Lanka following the capture of Tamil territory. It is estimated more than 70,000 people have already died in the conflict.

On the newswire: Tamil Hunger Strike, London - pictures (day 6) | Stop the Genocide in Sril Lanka Protest - London April 11 2009 | Tamil protest (day 6) | Tamil Demo in Central London | Emergency Protest In London 11th April Please Come | Supporting the Tamil protests, SOCPA arrest | parliment square still going strong (day 4) | Tamil Protest in Parliament Square: Students on Hunger Strike to the Death (day 4) | Tamil protest still going strong / 8th April 3pm (day 3) | Tamils protest against chemical attacks | Tamil protest amid more police violence (day 3) | A lively night in Parliament Square (day 2) | Tamil protest still going strong /continues (day 2) | Tamil Protest still going strong | Tamil Protest on Westminster Bridge (day 1) | Sri Lanka: Killings, Concentration Camps and International Silence | Students on Hunger Strike | Tamilgotcha! Westminster Bridge occupied for 3 hours - Sat 31st Jan

Around the world: Netherlands | South Africa | New Zealand | Scotland

Links: British Tamils Forum | Online appeal | Wikipedia on Tamil people



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Oost-Vlaanderen, 13.04.2009 10:38

Voor een radikaal andere keuze



A PESAR DE LA CRISIS, LOGRAN AUMENTOS Y REINCORPORACIONES

Argentina, 13.04.2009 10:09

Medidas de fuerza de los obreros aceiteros de Rosario



A PESAR DE LA CRISIS, LOGRAN AUMENTOS Y REINCORPORACIONES

Argentina, 13.04.2009 09:40

Medidas de fuerza de los obreros aceiteros



Road Trip Demo for Sea Lions This Thursday

Portland, 13.04.2009 06:39

The killing has begun on the Columbia. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has already started killing sea lions on their hit list - animals who have been seen eating even ONE salmon at the Bonneville Dam. They've even claimed the authority to kill animals NOT on their list. Last week, four more beloved friends were put to death behind our backs by callous government agents who believe they can get away with this. Stop the river of blood! We have to keep pressure on, and set the record straight regarding this misguided government plan to kill a protected species in a dubious effort to "save" endangered salmon for fishermen's nets. So we're chartering the 'Cool Bus', a bio-diesel bus with room for 25 activists, and taking a road trip to Salem for a demonstration at the ODFW headquarters. After the one-hour demo, we will head to the Capitol to visit our legislators to ask them to cancel sea lion killing, a plan that fails to address the real problems that plague salmon recovery; overfishing, the dams, and habitat destruction.

RSVP today, as we still have a few seats left on the Cool Bus, and we'd love for you to join us. Save some lives this Thursday.

WHEN: Thursday, April 16, Bus leaves at 10 am

WHERE: Meeting at In Defense of Animals office, NE 18th and Alberta, boarding a bus and driving to Salem.



Day Four of Synovate Lockout: Workers Stay Strong

Aotearoa, 13.04.2009 06:11

Thirty workers from Synovate's Highland Park call centre have been locked out since Friday for simply demanding a 50 cent an hour pay rise and secure hours. The British multinational has told the workers if they want to return to work they must either accept a tiny pay increase or quit the union. This week there will be a number of actions to support the workers. Auckland 10 am Tuesday 13th April (tomorrow). Flying picket outside Synovate's clients in central Auckland, including banks and the Ministry of Social Development. Meet 10am outside Unite House 300 Queen Street. Thursday April 16th Fundraising video screening of classic union film Matewan 8pm, Tom Fordes Bar, 22 Anzac Avenue, Central Auckland. Organised by Socialist Aotearoa. All proceeds given to workers[More info] Wellington Tuesday 13th April. Picket outside the Ministry of Social Development, one of Synovate's big clients. Bowen Street, Wellington. Details for Unite's bank accounts for donations to workers



Code Pink calls for breaking up large banks-and for boycott

DC, 12.04.2009 23:11

On April 11, a small protest featuring several members of Code Pink and a number of other opponents of the bank bailouts protested in Lafayette Park. People were urged to pull all their money out of the big banks, and Obama, et all were asked to nationalize and dismmember the large banks.



PCJ Sues MPD to Force Disclosure of Orders and Policies

DC, 12.04.2009 23:11

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund announced April 8 that it has filed a lawsuit to force the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department to disclose its orders and policies. The DC MPD is in violation of its legal obligations as mandated by the D.C. Council in 2001 to make this information public and has further refused to make such information public upon written request under the D.C. Freedom of Information Act. The lawsuit states: "Since 2001, the MPD has been statutorily obligated to make public, produce upon demand, and publish on the Internet the public records at issue herein. "Eight years have passed, and the MPD still refuses to release the basic public records about its operation, orders and policies."



HPFF 2009

Houston, 12.04.2009 19:10

Third Annual Houston Palestine Film Festival comes to town this week



KADP Abolitionists of year

Houston, 12.04.2009 17:42

Kids Against the Death Penalty Named 2009 Youth Abolitionists of the Year



The Ruling Class, The(ir) NYPD, the New School and Broken Windows

DC, 12.04.2009 04:24

Full disclosure—-I wasn't at the New School occupation today— or involved in the planning processes before it, for the simple reason that I'm not a New School student, but given that I am a petit-bourgeois student, was at the "Take Back NYU" action and am a self-described rabble rouser, I figured I would take the opportunity to ramble semi-coherently for 15 minutes on the subject[s].



Second New School Occupation Ends with Arrests and Violent NYPD Tactics

NYC, 12.04.2009 00:08

60 students entered into a New School University building early in the morning April 10 and occupied it for over five hours before a violent NYPD raid broke the demonstration up, resulting in the arrests of 19 people.



XI EFLC

Puerto Rico, 11.04.2009 21:10

Informe del XI Encuentro Feminista de Latinoamérica y el Caribe



Veggie Pride UK

United Kingdom, 11.04.2009 16:09

Veggie Pride UK 2009 Veggie Pride UK will be a fantastic fun-filled festival and carnival procession, celebrating and promoting compassionate, healthy, eco-friendly vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Taking place in Birmingham City Centre on Saturday 16 May 2009. It`s the first event of it`s kind in the UK!

Transport is being arranged from the Leeds/Bradford area as well as from other locations from around the country.There`s only 5 weeks to go, so get your coach seats booked soon!



Veggie Pride UK

United Kingdom, 11.04.2009 16:09

Veggie Pride UK 2009 Veggie Pride UK will be a fantastic fun-filled festival and carnival procession, celebrating and promoting compassionate, healthy, eco-friendly vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Taking place in Birmingham City Centre on Saturday 16 May 2009. It`s the first event of it`s kind in the UK!

Transport is being arranged from the Leeds/Bradford area as well as from other locations from around the country.There`s only 5 weeks to go, so get your coach seats booked soon!



New School Occupation. April 10, 2009

NYC, 11.04.2009 06:39

Early this morning a group of New School Students took over the 65 5th avenue building, unfurling banners off the roof onto the face that read, among other things, "New School Is Now Occupied."



New School Occupation: What The F*ck Happened Friday Morning?

NYC, 11.04.2009 06:39

Participants in the re-occupation of the New School have released a timeline of events that occurred Friday morning during the confrontation at 65 Fifth Ave. Many details directly contradict claims made by police and President Kerrey about the actions of police and protesters.



No Justice No BART Takes Over BART Board Meeting

San Francisco Bay Area, 11.04.2009 06:10

On April 9th, No Justice No BART assumed control of the BART Board meeting. Demonstrators took turns voicing their objections to the lack of accountability and the apparent cover-up attempts at BART regarding the murder of Oscar Grant. One demonstrator threw red paint onto BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger. Gabe Meyers was arrested. On April 2nd at the MacArthur BART station, No Justice No BART distributed fliers with campaign demands to over 1000 commuters.



Workers Locked Out – Bosses Locked In

Aotearoa, 11.04.2009 04:40

Call center workers at Synovate in South Auckland were today locked out by their employer. The workers had been negotiating for secure hours and a pay rise of a dollar when they received word by text last night that they would not be allowed to come back to work. Upon arriving at the call center this morning union members found the front door padlocked shut by the company and a notice telling their non union workers to sneak in by the back door. In response to this attempt to use scab labour Union officials and members added their own locks to the front door and used cars and locks to block all other entrances to the building. This effectively locked the bosses inside for two hours until the union allowed one car to be moved to allow delegates to enter the building to continue the negotiations.



Represiunea din Moldova atinge cote inimaginabile

Romania, 11.04.2009 02:07

Cetatenii moldoveni si romani din Republica Moldova se intreaba daca li s-au anulat peste noapte toate drepturile. Cine trebuie sa ii protejeze? Romania si UE ridica din umeri in timp ce fortele de represiune din Moldova intimideaza, bat, sechestreaza, expulzeaza pe toti cei care nu le canta in struna.



repression in moldova reaches unimaginable levels

Romania, 11.04.2009 02:07

Moldavian and Romanian citizens in The Republic of Moldova [Bessarabia] are asking themselves if their rights have been nullified overnight. Who should protect them? Romanian and the EU just shrug their shoulders, while the Moldavian repression forces are intimidating, beating, seizing, deporting all those who are not going along with them.



Catholic Peace Activist Dramatizes the 'Crucifixion' of Guantanamo Prisoners

DC, 11.04.2009 00:10

Dramatizing a contemporary 'crucifixion', Paul Magno, local peace and justice activist, was arrested during a Good Friday nonviolent protest at the White House. Two colleagues helped chain Paul to the fence of the president's home, and an assembled group of protesters, with Witness Against Torture's 100 Day Campaign (www.100dayscampaign.org/), began to sing "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord." The activists are calling for the immediate closure of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the end of all torture. The group has also begun calling for the closure of Bagram, Afghanistan, despite U.S. military plans to double the size of the military prison.



Photos: New School Occupation [New York, New York: Apr. 10, 2009]

NYC, 10.04.2009 22:39

Photos of the New School Student Occupation, April 10, 2009



Misuse of Ambulance Vehicle in Downtown Area

Portland, 10.04.2009 22:39

Bullied by Paramedics on my way home in downtown.
I'm a gay male in my late 20's, and like to go out and have a few with friends on occasion. As I walked back to my place last night (around 1:30 AM) from the China Town District back to SW Downtown (south on 2nd Ave.), I noticed an ambulance vehicle driving behind me in the same direction that I was walking, not unusual. But it was going slow with the sirens off. The two men seated i the vehicle were staring at me. I made a questioning gesture (like a "what do you want? kind of gesture). I wasn't walking funny, and I'm pretty sure that I didn't exhibit any signs of being injured. So really, what was it? At this point I crossed the street, and the guys in the ambulance changed lanes and pulled up right beside me and rolled down the windows. The driver asked "Do you have a problem?". And I responded with "What do you want?



A Response to Bob Kerrey’s “Note to the Community”

NYC, 10.04.2009 21:41

Taking back our building, our school, our education, our city.



The Secret, Ignored Value of Labor

Portland, 10.04.2009 21:41

For centuries the means of production have been owned by only a few individuals. This has led to spectacular robberies like are apparent at the present time, but also to a quiet, ignored theft of the real value of labor.
To give a logical answer as to why laboring people are not paid nearly the real value of their labor, I need to go back in history and give a basic scientific explanation of the situation.



Help Stop the 12-Lane I-5 in Portland

Portland, 10.04.2009 21:41

Hey everybody. If you are among the many people who are opposed to the idea of a $4billion, 12-lane freeway expansion project in North Portland for the benefit of Vancouver, please take a few minutes to copy and paste this letter



A response to Jury duty

Portland, 10.04.2009 21:41

Hello, I have been summoned for jury duty, I have been informed by the summons that I need to respond to the Multnomah county court by filling out a form letter they have sent to me. I have also included the letter below.
I have three issues I feel, I need to inform the court of that could influence my decision in any trial I may be chosen for:



Help Save Mumia Rally- Pioneer Courthouse Square

Portland, 10.04.2009 21:41

Come to Pioneer Square 10am Saturday April 11th to help defend the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal!

Patrick Ryan will be speaking tonight at 6:30pm on KBOO to speak on Mumia's court case.

Today, the US Supreme Court rejected Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeal for a new guilt-phase trial. The Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to consider the Philadelphia DA's separate appeal, which is attempting to execute Abu-Jamal WITHOUT a new sentencing hearing.
In response to today's rejection, Abu-Jamal's lead attorney Robert R. Bryan will be filing a "petition for re-hearing" at the US Supreme Court.



Break up the banks on 4/11: A NEW WAY FORWARD PROTEST &amp; RALLY

Portland, 10.04.2009 21:41

Our plan: Real structural change of Wall StreetDECENTRALIZE: Any bank that's "too big to fail" means that it's too big for a free market to function. The financial corporations that caused this mess must be broken up and sold back to the private market with strong, new regulatory and antitrust rules in place -- new banks, managed by new people. An independent regulatory body must protect consumers from predatory practices.

As Wall St. corporations grew bigger and bigger until they were "too big to fail," they also became so politically powerful that they led to distorted and unfair policies that served companies, not citizens.

To stop the banks, Americans are planning forceful, creative actions all over the country for April 11. We'll make our voices resound in those closed-door meetings with the bankers. Spread the word!

JOIN THE ACTION IN PORTLAND SATURDAY APRIL 11, 2009 (4/11) IN PIONEER SQUARE (715 SW Morrison St, Portland, Oregon)



From Sodus, NY: Sister Luci Romero Describes Intense Police and Border Patrol Repression — Calls for Ongoing Solidarity

United States, 10.04.2009 21:38

Sister Luci Romero, introduced by Sodus Church Watch founder Dr. Lory Ghertner, discusses the current situation for the migrant community in Sodus. She describes intense police and Border Patrol repression and calls for ongoing solidarity from Anglo neighbors and supporters. Dr. Ghertner and Sister Lucy are very worried about increased Border Patrol activity, including the detention of farmworkers and their families this week. There are unconfirmed reports this weekend of a large processing plant raid in Wayne County. Sister Luci also reported on her view of a heroic teacher’s actions whereby a pregnant mom returned back home to her children. The woman had been detained coming out of her doctor’s office by local police and taken into custody by Border Patrol.

There were two additional interviews conducted in the church parking lot with recording problems. Apologies to Nichole, a lifelong resident of Sodus and Petra, a migrant worker who wishes for reforms that will allow her friends to simply live without fear and anxiety every day. We will return and do the interviews inside! Audio: Audio Interview with Sister Luci Romero [.ogg format] | [.MP3 format] | | | Additional Information: Report of large immigration raid at Wolcott (Wayne Co) processing plant | Indy TV Episode #2 Immigrant Rights in Rochester, NY | Indy TV #7 Human Trafficking in the Context of Immigrant Rights



NYC: New School reoccupied! Police Arrest over 30

DC, 10.04.2009 19:10

New School students have just reoccupied the entire graduate faculty building at 65 5th Ave, fully barricading themselves inside until President Kerrey and Vice-President Murtha resign. Live Blog || reoccupied blog || newschoolinexile.com || Police Storm Occupied New School Building



1. Mai Hannover

Germany, 10.04.2009 18:09

1. Mai 2009. Hannover – Seit September 2008 ist bekannt, dass Neonazis aus dem Spektrum der sogenannten „Freien Kameradschaften“ zu einem zentralen Aufmarsch in die niedersächsische Landeshauptstadt Hannover mobilisieren. Erwartet werden bis zu 1500 Neonazis aus dem ganzen Bundesgebiet und den Anrainerstaaten. Die antifaschistische Mobilisierung und Planung ist bereits seit Monaten in vollem Gange. Nach einer Verbotsverfügung des Polizeipräsidenten vom 18.03.2009 ist der Aufmarsch der Neonazis zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt verboten. Aller Voraussicht nach wird dieses Verbot jedoch keinen Bestand haben.



Köln: Anti-Islam-Kongress #2

Germany, 10.04.2009 18:09


Vom 8. bis 10. Mai 2009 planen "pro Köln" und "pro NRW" eine Wiederholung ihres gescheiterten Anti-Islam-Kongresses. Linksradikale und zivilgesellschaftliche Akteure haben bereits vielfältige Gegenaktivitäten angekündigt. Der Antifa-AK Köln liefert Hintergründe zum geplanten Kongress, stellt die Gegenaktivitäten vor und blickt zurück auf das persönliche kleine Stalingrad der RassistInnen.


Anti-Islam-Kongress #1: Berichterstattung | Auswertung ...ums Ganze! | Auswertung AKKU (Bündnis gegen "pro Köln")



Shining Path Gains Control over Areas, Leads Attacks Against Peruvian Military

San Francisco Bay Area, 10.04.2009 14:40

In recent years, attacks escalated against the Peruvian army by a new formation of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), the Communist Party of Peru (CPP) (Maoist). Long believed to fade away after the capture of Abimael Guzmán (Chairmen Gonzalo) and other top leader from the CPP Central Committee in 1993, the Shining Path has surprisingly gained force and weapons. They recently led attacks on the local police and military in the Andes jungles and in the Ayacucho and Junin provinces.



Bogotá

Colombia, 10.04.2009 14:09

Enfrentar el Toque de Queda Paramilitar



From the Newswire

Perth, 10.04.2009 11:11

Rally For Peace and Justice in Sri Lanka



Radical Educator Bill Ayers speaks at Claremont Colleges

LA, 10.04.2009 06:09

Radical Educator Bill Ayers speaks at Claremont Colleges



Protest at Lafitte Leading Up to DC Visit by Housing Residents

New Orleans, 10.04.2009 03:41

Protest at Lafitte Leading Up to DC Visit by Housing Residents



Comment On the Draft &quot;Policy Recommendations to Support Gulf Coast Housing Recovery&quot;

New Orleans, 10.04.2009 03:41

Comment On the Draft "Policy Recommendations to Support Gulf Coast Housing Recovery"



ARISE! Second Issue of New Orleans Indymedia Print Publication

New Orleans, 10.04.2009 03:41

ARISE! Second Issue of New Orleans Indymedia Print Publication



Dept. of Interior: Open vast new portions of the Gulf to drilling

New Orleans, 10.04.2009 03:41

Dept. of Interior: Open vast new portions of the Gulf to drilling



Ruling in the Case of City Council V. Tracie Washington

New Orleans, 10.04.2009 03:41

Ruling in the Case of City Council V. Tracie Washington



Ruling in the Case of City Council V. Tracie Washington

New Orleans, 10.04.2009 03:41

Ruling in the Case of City Council V. Tracie Washington



April 15th: Oly Hackbloc to Lead Workshop Series April. 15 on Public Records, Security, and Tapatio

Seattle, 10.04.2009 03:08

Next Wednesday, April 15th, the Olympia Hackbloc  http://olyhackbloc.org will be leading a workshop series on security, public records, and tapatio (the communications system which will be deployed at the next pmr). These workshop is targeted towards activists, journalists, and members of the general public. We are looking for somebody to film these workshops or provide us with a camera (no participants will be filmed).




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