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Bush and Kerry's war leads to 100,000 dead in Iraq

Michigan, 29.10.2004 23:10

According to a new study in the British medical journal The Lancet, at least 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died as a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The study, which was peer reviewed, was conducted by researchers at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins and Al-Mustansiriya in Baghdad. The study found a sharp rise in the death rate in Iraq due to violence and that over half of the victims were women and children. The figure of 100,000 is significantly higher than the 17,000 figure put out by Iraq Body Count, the most often quoted figure on Iraq casualties. Said Professor Scott Lipscomb of Iraq Body Count on the disparity between the two estimates: “I am emotionally shocked, but I have no trouble in believing that this many people have been killed," "We've always maintained that the actual count must be much higher"

see also: "Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq" report from The Lancet (.pdf) | Analysis from JuanCole.com | Media Mouse Iraq Watch



Huge crowd shows up at Wilson Buildign to oppose baseball stadium

DC, 29.10.2004 23:07

Yesterday(thursday, Oct 28), almost 200 peopled showed up to speak at Jack Evan's carefully controoled pubilc hearing on the publicly funded baseball stadium. About 75 also participated in a 9:30 Am antistadium rally-only to find the hearign room packed with pro-stadium people afterwards!



Voto de huelga de los trabajadores de la UPR

Puerto Rico, 29.10.2004 22:56

Voto de huelga de los trabajadores de la UPR



Proposal 2: anti-gay, anti-straight, and anti-trans

Michigan, 29.10.2004 22:22

DETROIT - Members of the trans community gathered at the American Civil Liberties Union office in Detroit on Oct. 18 to hear about the possible effects of Proposal 2 at an event sponsored by TransGender Michigan. The news was not good. According to Jay Kaplan of the ACLU'S LGBT Project, "Any time you have laws limiting marriage, that can complicate things for trans people because it will then be up to judges to define 'gender.'"



SF Critical Mass Rides the Last Friday of Every Month

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.10.2004 22:05

Thousands Expected for Halloween Critical Mass



Detroit's homeless to vote Nov. 2

Michigan, 29.10.2004 22:04

DETROIT — This election year, Detroit’s homeless population, and those at risk of becoming homeless, will be among the millions around the country exercising their franchise Nov. 2.

The Homeless Action Network of Detroit has waged a citywide campaign to educate the homeless on the importance of voting in the presidential election.

Several rallies held in the past weeks have registered over 200 of the city’s homeless population, said Georgia McPaul, president of HAND, a coalition of over 125 organizations dealing with homelessness in Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck.



Critical Mass Radio Network - Broadcast Tonight

NYC, 29.10.2004 21:52

No, this isn't Critical Mass bicycle ride. It's something else...
A grassroots monthly broadcast. Including tonight Kill Radio, Enemy Combatant Radio,FreakRadio, RadioActive-San Diego, August Sound Coalition-ANoise & Portland PDX
"...Today, October 29th, 2004 is the third coordinated broadcast with many more to come. The 2004 US election (a.k.a. distraction/extravaganza) is only 5 days away. Tune in for commentary and analysis from your peers and neighbors, outside of the corporate stenographers and party hacks, to hear something that isn't for sale." [read more]
Listen in ->->->-> Critical Mass Radio Network site



SF Critical Mass Rides the Last Friday of Every Month

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.10.2004 21:25

Thousands Expected for Halloween Critical Mass



Posters inciting riots ( NOT )

DC, 29.10.2004 21:18

Posters inciting riots : What part of the word : CONSIDER Don't You ( MPD ) Understand ?



criminalizacion (es)

Barcelona, 29.10.2004 20:42

Carcel indefinida para los dos jovenes de Hospitalet

Después de una acción con cocteles molotov contra la comisaría de Sants la madrugada del 4 de octubre, fueron detenidos dos jovenes de Hospitalet. En la operación policial tambien detubieron a un joven de Cornellà. Los 3 fueron aislados y torturados física y psicológicamente y la Brigada de Información de la Policia Nacional intentó dos veces, y sin éxito, que se les aplicara la Ley Antiterrorista. Desprués de pasar a disposición judicial, el 6 de octubre el juez decretó cárcel preventiva para los 2 jovenes de Hospitalet alegando su situación de precariedat y como medida de escarmiento. Las presiones policials, pero, han aconseguido que el juez denegara el recurso contra la cárcel preventiva, que se puede alargar hasta el día del juicio. Llamada a la solidaridad activa:: comunicado :: hoja de firmas ::

Mobilizaciones :: Sábado 6 de noviembre, 11h, Passacalles en Pç Sants :: Sábado 13 de noviembre, 17h, Pç Universitat

Más noticias relacionadas :: La urbana carga despues de la mani por los dos de hospitalet :: Castañada de Miedo en el Hortet de Santa Eulalia

Lee la noticia entera...



red y libertad (es)

Barcelona, 29.10.2004 20:26

Hackandalus: hackmeeting Sevilla 2004

El último fin de semana de octubre se celebra en Sevilla el hackmeeting 2004, un acontecimiento autoorganizado para experimentar y compartir el conocimiento entorno a temas como el mediactivismo, software libre, privacidad, colectivización del saber, ética y liberdad en la red... Una red conducida a la mercantilización, como se ha visto en el cierre de la red wifi del ayuntamiento de Barcelona, y lugar privilegiado para imponer la "propiedad intelectual" y privatizar el conocimiento y los bienes culturales, como hace la SGAE. También los gobiernos fomentan esta mercantilización, como en Catalunya, donde la Generalitat es un gran cliente de software propietario a pesar del tripartito. Por otra parte, asistimos en la red a un retroceso de determinados derechos fundamentales (expresión, privacidad, garantías procesales), que parecín consolidados en otros ámbitos, como queda de manifiesto en la reciente reforma del Código Penal, en el segundo aniversario de la LSSI, o en el secuestro policial de servidores de Indymedia.

Otras infos: ::: Carta a Hipatia (sobre la propiedad intelectual) ::: Reforma del Código Penal ::: Patentes de software en la UE ::: Los nuevos códigos de barras ::: Los límites del soft lliure ::: Las limitaciones de MS Windows ::: Explorar Internet sin Internet Explorer ::: Diez pasos para dejar el soft propietario

Más info en la sección red y liberdad



xarxa i llibertat (ca)

Barcelona, 29.10.2004 20:23

Hackandalus: hackmeeting Sevilla 2004

El darrer cap de setmana d'octubre se celebra a Sevilla el hackmeeting 2004, un esdeveniment autoorganitzat per experimentar i compartir el coneixement al voltant temes com el mediactivisme, software lliure, privacitat, col.lectivització del saber, ètica i llibertat a la xarxa... Una xarxa abocada a la mercantilització, com s'ha vist en el tancament de la xarxa wifi de l'ajuntament de Barcelona, i lloc privilegiat per imposar la "propietat intel.lectual" i privatitzar el coneixement i els béns culturals, com fa la SGAE. També els governs fomenten aquesta mercantilització, com a Catalunya, on la Generalitat és un gran client de software propietari malgrat el tripartit. D'altra banda, assistim a la xarxa a un retrocés de determinats drets fonamentals (expressió, privacitat, garanties processals), que semblaven consolidats a altres àmbits, com queda palès en la recent reforma del Codi Penal, en el segon aniversari de la LSSI, o en el segrest policial de servidors d'Indymedia.

Altres infos: ::: Carta a Hipàtia (sobre la propietat intel.lectual) ::: Reforma del Codi Penal ::: Patents de software a la UE ::: Els nous codis de barres ::: Els límits del soft lliure ::: Les limitacions de MS Windows ::: Explorar Internet sense Internet Explorer ::: Deu passes per deixar el soft propietari

Més info a la secció xarxa i llibertat



Inravisión

Colombia, 29.10.2004 19:59

Otra empresa pública al paredón en Colombia



New Report Estimates 100,000 Civilian Deaths in Iraq

NYC, 29.10.2004 18:57

According to a research study released by the Lancet, a London-based medical publication, poor military planning, air strikes by coalition forces and a "climate of violence" have led to more than 100,000 civilian deaths in Iraq. The study also shows that the risk of death in Iraq is 58-times higher than before the US-led invasion in March of 2003. The new study shows a much higher estimate of deaths than past surveys, which have estimated 10,000 to 37,000 civilians deaths following the US invasion. The Lancet study does not take into account the US invasion of Falluja.

The research is based on a small sample- under 1,000 homes- but claims the numbers are convincing and are a conservative estimate. Officials are already attempting to debate Lancet’s findings. UK foreign secretary Jack Straw said the UK government would examine the study “with very great care.”

The study comes during an incredibly close US presidential election where both candidates supported the pre-emptive assault on Iraq.

BBC Story|NY Times|Free Radio Europe

War Resister’s League Call to Action



Israeli-Paelstinian Conflict Once Again Rocks Columbia

NYC, 29.10.2004 17:55

Long distance fallout from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has once again shaken Columbia University, specifically the school's Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELAC)

An 11 minute film produced by a Boston-based Zionist group, the David Project, alleges that Columbia professors discriminated against Israeli students or those who defended Israel's right to exist.

Wednesday, school President Lee Bollinger asked on that university provost investigate assertions that some professors have intimidated Jewish students. During the 11 minute film "Columbia Unbecoming," which was circulated underground and then gradually leaked to the media as part of a well-orchestrated buzz campaign, "ten former and current students say professors in the Middle East and Asian languages and cultures department have often accused Jewish students during classroom discussions of responsibility for Palestinian deaths."

Many of the accusations center around tenure-track professor Joseph Massad, whose academic writings have been highly critical of Israel and Israeli government policies.

According to a Thursday article in the Jewish Week, however, much of the story has been misrepresented or untold. "In interviews with four of the seven students who appear in the film, and more than two dozen others — mostly Israeli or American Jewish students who attended MEALAC classes over the last five years — a much different picture emerges than the one seemingly portrayed on screen ... Most of the complaints on campus appear to be from pro-Israel activist students not in the MEALAC program, raising questions of where anti-Israel bias — which clearly unsettles some students — ends and intimidation begins, and who can best assess the situation." [Read the Full Article]

Queens US House Rep. Anthony Weiner has called on Massad "to be fired." Several professors at Columbia have sent Massad threatening emails, including one that read "Go back to Arab land where Jew hating is condoned. Get the hell out of America. You are a disgrace and a pathetic typical Arab liar.” An online petition defending Massad has also been launched.

See Also: How the Right is Fighting to Win the Campus Wars



12th Day of International Caravan for Justice in Juarez and Chihuahua

Portland, 29.10.2004 17:48



Critical Mass Radio Network Today!

San Diego, 29.10.2004 17:25

Today, October 29th, 2004 is our third coordinated broadcast with many more to come. The 2004 US election (a.k.a. distraction/extravaganza) is only 5 days away. Tune in for commentary and analysis from your peers and neighbors, outside of the corporate stenographers and party hacks, to hear something that isn't for sale. Join the message board and share your thoughts, or call into any of the stations as they broadcast from this decentralized network of resistance to the factions of the USA Business party. In our unofficial poll, what is more frightening: Halloween or this election?

Listen online at  http://radioActiveradio.org or  http://criticalMassRadio.net



Dia De Los Muertos: Womens History Museum

San Diego, 29.10.2004 17:15

For the first time, the Voz Alta Project and the Women’s History Museum (WHM), come together in collaboration to bring you an event unlike others this season. So get your calacas in order, because San Diego is celebrating Dia De Los Muertos!



Photos from Recent Events

San Diego, 29.10.2004 17:10

Caravan for Ciudad Juarez - 10/27

National Day of Action Against Police Brutality - 10/22



Youth Responses to Puffy and Russell Simmons

DC, 29.10.2004 16:46

Youngsters respond to the voter registration efforts of Russell Simmons and Sean Puffy Combs. Audio



Campaign to save An Post launched

Ireland, 29.10.2004 16:16

An Post Social Obligation - The Need For Government Financial Support by Paul Kinsella CPSU .Report on the CPSU campaign in An Post When public services are dismantled a number of tactics are employed. In Dublin Bus they are at the stage of introducing competition: in An Post, other than the letter service this has long been in place. In Aer Rianta the asset strippers are circling as the value of the company is run down. This report, by Paul Kinsella, on the campaign within the An Post unions shows the same tactics at work. The Flynn Report on the service is ignored, elements of the service are closed for being 'uncompetitive' under government set rules and the workers are denied their Partnership agreed wage increases. The campaign material includes draft letters for An Post workers write - have a look, maybe we can all be the mail, as well as the media, for a day. Selections from the Report....... The Group of Unions in An Post have recently agreed on the concept of a campaign to change Government policy towards the proper funding of An Post. This decision was made in light of new developments in Industrial relations in the company, the refusal to pay the SP national wage agreement (5% on 1-8-04) and the unilateral decision to close down SDS with the loss of 274 jobs. The use of the present “crisis” in the finances of the company to drive down hard on the Unions and Staff is real, and now firmly underway. In conjunction with the treatment of other Semi-State companies it is clear that this process is politically motivated.......... In 1999 Minister of Communication, Mary O’Rourke commissioned the Flynn Report 2000 to review the Sub Post Office Network. It found, "...As part of the obligation placed on An Post to provide a nationwide service, the Post Offices Branch Network provides access for citizens to mail services, including postal mailing; stamp sales; registration; ancillary postal services. The Post Office Network will be under extreme financial pressure for the foreseeable future. Closure of Posts Offices will only reduce the size of the loses, it cannot stop the loses from the post office network. Also the introduction of new business cannot address these loses." But the Government glossed over the report........... Postal Sector and Social Obligations I believe that the group of Unions in An Post should be calling on the Government to make a commitment to a universal obligation to both the Postal and the Post Office Network and for this service to be maintained and further improved. A mechanism should be put in place to access the cost of this social obligation (in light of the further deregulation to take place). And the Government to fund this social obligation....... An Post is the only major Semi State Company which does not receive an annual Government Subvention for the social services it provides. An Post Group of Unions Agreed Campaign for Government funding of An Post The financial crisis in An Post is directly linked with the Universal Service Obligations of the company, and that the Staff, Customer and Services of the Company are now been targeted, in a bid to let the Government off the hook as regards their Obligations to the Public..... CPSU Press Release Draft Letters The Group of Unions in An Post have recently agreed on the concept of a campaign to change Government policy towards the proper funding of An Post. This decision was made in light of new developments in Industrial relations in the company, the refusal to pay the SP national wage agreement (5% on 1-8-04) and the unilateral decision to close down SDS with the loss of 274 jobs. The use of the present “crisis” in the finances of the company to drive down hard on the Unions and Staff is real, and now firmly underway. In conjunction with the treatment of other Semi-State companies it is clear that this process is politically motivated. CPSU Campaign to secure Government funding for An Post launched prior to the Local and European elections last June 2004 Since the break-up of the Dept of Posts and Telegraphs in 1983 there has been little financial support from the Government of the day or any of its successors which was promised at the time. This is in direct contrast to Telecom ( now Eircom) which received massive government funding to- update the phone network. An Post has continually struggled financially and will do so until the social obligations are costed and the government cover such costs. The sale of “Ireland-on-line” in 2001 has only delayed the stark reality that An Post cannot continue to deliver the high quality public service to the Irish nation and at the same time be financially viable. The continuing financial loses in An Post cannot be sustained, with loses since 2001 amounting to 67 million Euro. As the Chief Executive of An Post said it will be increasingly difficult to deliver to every household in the future under the financial constants placed on the Company. Flynn Report 2000 This report was commissioned by the then Minister of Communication, Mary O’Rourke to review the Sub Post Office Network, in December 1999. The report was compiled by former ICTU president, Phil Flynn. Conclusions of Report As part of the obligation placed on An Post to provide a nationwide service, the Post Offices Branch Network provides access for citizens to mail services, including postal mailing; stamp sales; registration; ancillary postal services. The Post Office Network will be under extreme financial pressure for the foreseeable future. Closure of Posts Offices will only reduce the size of the loses, it cannot stop the loses from the post office network. Also the introduction of new business cannot address these loses. The Government has supported the social welfare contract in spite of challenges to the European Commission that it should be open to tender. An Post cannot reconcile its legislative obligation to trade effectively with the Government directive to keep all 1800 sub Post Offices open. Flynn outlined the financial subsidy needed to maintain the Post Office Network. At the present taken into account that 200 post offices have converted to agency basis is 24 million euro approx. Flynn also called for the Government to direct as much business to the Post Office Network; such new business could include the development of the Post Office Savings Bank as a people Bank with a Universal Bank Account. There is obviously a contradiction between the Government stated rural policy (May 1999 white paper) and their lack of support for the Post Office Network. Government glosses over report Following the release of the Flynn report, the Government sidelined it into an interdepartmental Committee. The outcome of this Committee was a once off payment in 2002 of 12 million euro to fund the conversion from Post Offices with the full range of services to agency basis with a very limited service. The also talked of created the network as an e-mail hub/ government information service but this seems to have also been buried. The changing status of the network has meant the creation of 146 agency offices with limited services. 274 Sub Post Offices have been closed or “converted”, with a target of 440 by the end of 2005. There are 500 non-atomated Post Offices 900 automated Post Offices and 100 company automated Offices with 50 to be converted to agency (full range of services). The Post Office Division is running at a break even at the present. This is due to cutbacks and the introduction of new services i.e. (AIB). The Post Office Network will come under increasing financial pressure if the proper level of investment, major new business and the development of existing business are not forthcoming. The general standard of accommodation and of the Post Office Network is in a deplorable state, which inhibits the creation of any new business and the expansion of its present activities. The future plans of An Post are to close or “convert” Post Offices by stealth, however they will probably ease this process around the local elections. Postal Sector and Social Obligations The Company will not disclose any financial details in regards to its USO postal obligations as this information could be very useful to potential competitors. The postal service will be fully open to competitors from January 1st 2009 but in the meantime a continuing amount of the Postal Business will be open to competitors. It has been reported in the media that the cost of postage in rural areas is up to four times the cost in urban areas. The Company have given up on the idea of roadside letter boxes because the regulator said there imposition on households was illegal. Rural polititions came out against them mainly out their own political expediency. The company cost the savings to An Post for the mandatory introduction of road side letter boxes, could have been up to 20 million Euro. The significance of the reserved area, apart from defining the size of monopoly area, is that the powers of the regulator are greater in the reserved area than they are in the rest of the USO. In particular from a pricing point of view the Regulator has to give prior approval for all price increases in the reserved area. I believe that the group of Unions in An Post should be calling on the Government to make a commitment to a universal obligation to both the Postal and the Post Office Network and for this service to be maintained and further improved. A mechanism should be put in place to access the cost of this social obligation (in light of the further deregulation to take place). And the Government to fund this social obligation. If the group of Unions in An Post do not put the necessary resources and effort into protecting Postal services, their members will come under increasing pressure to diminish their conditions of employment to make the necessary savings, so that the company won’t become financial insolvent. A Government Subsidy (CIE, RTE, ESB, and REGIONAL AIRPORTS) for the protection of a Social Obligation is clearly allowed under European Union legislation. The easier option for this right wing Government to take is to force the workers pay for the necessary saving the Company is under pressure to make, and at the same time it will show no real interest in the maintenance of anything that needs government financial support. They believe that if the Post Office cannot survive on its own, the solution is to cut the service by stealth and make the workers pay for the subsidy the Government should provide. We need an independent audit into the finances of the Company (in light of the recent financial fiasco) and the cost of its USO (SOCIAL OBLIGATIONS) services. This audit should outline what these obligations are and how they should be funded. Such a report should have a major Input from the group of Unions and other interested parties i.e. rural action groups. It is clear that the opening of the postal network under deregulation will need specific policy from the Government if we wan to o maintain services to the general public and conditions of people employed in An Post. An Post is the only major Semi State Company which does not receive an annual Government Subvention for the social services it provides. The Officers of the CPSU Branch met recently, and the following are the areas we feel should be pursued by Group of Unions, in such a campaign. We need to highlight these issues and seek support form other Trade Unions, rural groups and Political parties. Seek to have the An Post Trade Unions to adopt a policy of campaigning for proper funding for An Post. Lobby the Political parties regarding their policy and record regarding the management of An Post. Involve the membership in a limited campaign around the local elections. An Post Group of Unions Agreed Campaign for Government funding of An Post Clear aims The campaign must have clear aims centred on the financial funding of specific services and the universal obligations of An Post. Targeting Political Policy The campaign will entail the Group to direct some of their attention towards the political body. To adopt a new strategy of pressuring the government through a number of means; Political lobbying Media presence Protest and mobilising memberships Targeting the next general election It should be noted that thousands of people are employed directly or indirectly in An Post and tens of thousands rely on the Postal service. A large vote base that stretches around the country. Arguments in favour of the campaign Arguments that would win support among the general population must be set out and used continually in the public domain. The starting point must be that the financial crisis in An Post is directly linked with the Universal Service Obligations of the company, and that the Staff, Customer and Services of the Company are now been targeted, in a bid to let the Government off the hook as regards their Obligations to the Public. Suggested letters: Pdftext versions to choose Press Release:pdftext versions. http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/nov2004/cpsudraftletters.pdf http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/nov2004/cpsudraftletters.txt http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/nov2004/cpsupressrelease.pdf http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/nov2004/cpsupressrelease.txt



Indymedia Strikes Back in the Newton Tab

Boston, 29.10.2004 15:54

In an opinion piece published last week by the Newton Tab, Karla Hailer-Fidelman at once spoke in defense of free speech, which is an admirable thing, and trashed a community-based media group, which was an act of supreme ignorance. In a guest commentary also published in the Newton Tab, Indymedia defends itself.



criminalització (ca)

Barcelona, 29.10.2004 15:30

Presó indefinida per als dos nois de l'Hospitalet

Arrel d'una acció amb còctels molotov contra la comisaria de Sants la matinada del 4 d'octubre, van ser detinguts dos nois de l'Hospitalet. En l'operació policial també van detenir un jove de Cornellà. Tots 3 van ser aïllats i torturats fisica i psicològicament i la Brigada d'Informació de la Policia Nacional va intentar per dues vegades, i sense èxit, que se'ls apliquès la Llei Antiterrorista. Desprès de passar a disposició judicial, el 6 d'octubre el jutge va decretar presó preventiva pels 2 joves de l'Hospitalet al·legant la seva situació de precarietat i com a mesura d'escarment. Les pressions policials, però, han aconseguit que el jutge deneguès el recurs contra la presó preventiva, que es pot allargar fins al dia del judici. Crida a la solidaritat activa:: comunicat :: full de signatures ::

Mobilitzacions>> Diumenge 31 oct, Castanyada de Por a l'Hortet de Santa Eulàlia :: Dissabte 6 de novembre, 11h, Cercavila a Pç Sants :: Dissabte 13 de novembre, 17h, Pç Universitat

Més noticies relacionades :: La urbana carrega desprès de la mani pels dos d'hospitalet ::

+info :: >>>criminalització



McReynolds, Senate, Peace Middle East No US $ Israel

Hudson Mohawk, 29.10.2004 15:28

David McReynolds, the Green Party candidate for US Senate, said today that peace in the Middle East would not be possible until the US became an honest broker in the dispute. "The US cannot tell Israel and Palestine how to solve their conflict; that is for them to figure out. But for the US to become neutral in this dispute means we must cease all economic and military aid to Israel, particularly when they continue to build the illegal separation wall on Palestine territory and continue to impose an illegal military occupation in the Gaza strip and the West Bank," stated McReynolds, who was a senior staff person with the War Resisters League for 39 years.



Mass media, manipulação e o caso do professor

Portugal, 29.10.2004 15:05

Mass media, manipulação e o caso do professor



Forest Defenders Commemorate Felled &quot;Heritage Trees&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.10.2004 13:18

Vigil for Ancient Trees Held in Front of Humboldt Courthouse



Volunteers Hit the Streets to &quot;Get Out the Vote&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.10.2004 12:53

Oakland Organizes Against Measure Y: No More Cops



Low-income Tenants Have Five Days to Vacate, Courtesy of &quot;Fifteen Group&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.10.2004 12:04

Judge OKs Alameda's Mass Evictions



Lockout at 14 San Francisco Hotels

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.10.2004 10:47

Hotel Workers Locked Out Indefinitely



Say You Want A Revolution! East Side, West Side: Logic on Why One Should Vote

Santa Cruz, CA, 29.10.2004 07:49

I asked my ridiculously well informed friend to write this article for me according to this prompt:

"David, no one gives a fuck about voting. So what the hell do you tell someone? I know I could rave on about women's rights/human rights and issues pertaining to that, but what the hell do you tell some overprivileged, unaware, probably half-drunk probably white probably male college kid who has probably never had to work or earn his way... how do you stoke something in that person, to vote?"

This is what he so eloquently replied with: Read the full reply...

see related: Liberation News Voter Recommendations



9 a.m. KBOO interview today with Paul Richmond correcting Tom Potter's record

Portland, 29.10.2004 07:22



Protests Planned for Day After Election

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.10.2004 07:15

Beyond Voting, Activists to Take to the Streets



11/1: Fahrenheit 9/11 TV world premiere

Netherlands, 29.10.2004 06:48

Michael Moore's movie on European TV, not in the U.S.



Video of Al Qaqaa Explosives

Minneapolis/St. Paul, 29.10.2004 06:18

''The video, shot by embedded reporters on April 18th, nine days after the fall of Baghdad, showed massive quantities of various explosives.''



protest bush at target center! october 30th

Minneapolis/St. Paul, 29.10.2004 06:15

come protest george bush, as he comes to the target center in minneapolis on october 30th. event starts at 10:30 the protest will be at 12:30.



The largest reserve of fresh water in the world

Argentina, 29.10.2004 06:00

Tuesday 26th of October 2004 | The largest reserve of fresh water in the world
The importance of the Guaraní aquifer



comahue

Argentina, 29.10.2004 05:52

Viernes 29 de octubre de 2004 | Universidad Tomada
Estudiantes de Comahue resisten contra la LES



Niña de 13 años fue asesinada por el ejercito Israelï

Argentina, 29.10.2004 04:46

Viernes 29 de Octubre de 2004
Niña de 13 años fue asesinada por el ejercito Israelí



How Will Voting For Discrimination &quot;Protect&quot; Marriage In Michigan?

Michigan, 29.10.2004 03:17

A Commentary on why the language of "Protection" and "Defense" of Marriage used by Advocates of Amendment 2 is a frightening Assault on the basis of all democratic social institutions, which rely for their legitimacy on opposition to all forms of discrimination. Amendment 2 and the Agenda of groups like Citizens for the Protection of Marriage actively advocate discrimination in the name of defending social institutions. This is the same logic of social "defense" used against Jews, homosexuals, and others labeled "degenerate" by the Nazis and eugenicists (including in the U.S.) of the first half of the twentieth century.



Activists Speak of Concerns Related to Officer-Involved Deaths

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.10.2004 03:11

Justice Committee Concerned About How Police Deal with Refugees, Mentally Ill



Activists Speak of Concerns Related to Officer-Involved Deaths

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.10.2004 03:08

Justice Committee Concerned About How Police Deal with Refugees, Mentally Ill



Las presas de Caleta en Huelga de hambre

Argentina, 29.10.2004 01:51

Jueves 28 de Octubre 2004
Las presas de Caleta Olivia en huelga de hambre



Election Night Blowout Will Offer Coverage, Live Music, Chance for Progressives to Converge

Chicago, 29.10.2004 01:28



Election Fraud Thick In Madison and Milwaukee

Madison, 29.10.2004 01:14

Janeane Garofalo is interviewing John Nichols about the racist flyer circulating around Milwaukee right now, and assorted other dirty tricks going on around the state. Here's scan of the flyer being circulated, and for those who can't see an image, the fulltext.



From the Newswire

Manila, 29.10.2004 00:04

A Call for Power Off and Noise Barrage



Fahrenheit 9/11 Denied Airing on Public Access TV

Tennessee, 28.10.2004 22:53

Nashville, TN: Fahrenheit 9/11, the film by Director Michael Moore critical of the Bush Administration and its handling of the war in Iraq, has been denied airing on the public airwaves during the weekend before the election. After lengthy discussion and strategizing about the airing of the film and preparation work for airing the film was denied airing due to threat of a massive lawsuit against community access television.



At Final CTA Public Hearing, More Than Eight Hundred Express Outrage Over Proposed Service Cuts

Chicago, 28.10.2004 21:43

The final public CTA Budget Hearing began at 4pm Wednesday, but Chicago riders signed up for the speakers list as early as two hours earlier at the Hilton Palmer House fourth floor ballroom in the Loop. The hearing was formatted similarly to the three past ones, where riders and workers sign up in the entrance of the room, and choose whether or not to speak, while the CTA Board of seven members sits at the front of the room silently, listening to each speaker's three-minute arguments. This time, however, the hearing was scheduled to be able to go as late as 9pm, two and a half hours longer than the three earlier hearings on the South Side, in Humboldt park and in Evanston, and some of the riders made interesting use of their time. Disabilities access groups came out in especially large numbers in the rowdy crowd that numbered over eight hundred. Arguments included South Siders frustrated with the racial bias of the cuts, workers who would lose jobs, outraged blind and wheelchair-bound riders, and downtown business leaders, and a fray broke out as two Midwest Unrest activists began expressing their opposition, leading to their forced removal from the building...[Read more]
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Sac Patriot Act

San Francisco Bay Area, 28.10.2004 21:24

"Son of the Patriot Act" Law Continues in Sacramento



Dubya's middle finger, for your post-election protest placard printing pleasure

DC, 28.10.2004 21:08

George W. Bush's middle finger: News? You'd better believe it. A set of large-format frames of the infamous Texas finger for your post-election protest placard printing pleasure. Video | texansfortruth.com New Florida vote scandal feared | The Long Shadow of Jim Crow, Voter Intimidation and Suppression Today No matter who wins the system is rotten!
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HST - FL2004

Victoria, 28.10.2004 19:13

Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004




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