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Chamber of Commerce Takes Aim at Yes Men

United States, 25.10.2009 14:07

Attorneys for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have issued a takedown notice in an attempt to silence a parody website that was posted in support of the Yes Men's embarrassing prank poking fun at the Chamber's stance on climate change legislation.

The effort to take down the website — currently located at www.chamber-of-commerce.us — comes on the heels of a Yes Men prank that made international news this week. The group put out a press release and held a spoof news conference on Monday, claiming that the Chamber of Commerce had reversed its position and would stop lobbying against a climate bill currently in the Senate. Several news outlets reported the story before determining it was a prank. Read More

Chamber of Commerce parody site mirrored here. Let a thousand flowers bloom! Set up your own mirror! Download a .zip archive here.

Related: 'Clean Coal Doesn't Exist' Says 'Rep' from the US Chamber of Commerce | Hundreds march in drenching rain for climate action



Workshops: Community Organizing 101+Queers, Communities, and Gentrification

Portland, 25.10.2009 10:38

Saturday, October 24th

Join your friends and neighbors at the Blue Heron Infoshop's inaugural
social justice workshops! Featuring music, discussion, games, and
activities to deepen our understanding of liberation.



March against Novartis on Saturday

United Kingdom, 25.10.2009 10:09

ANIMAL rights supporters will be marching through Horsham in West Sussex on Saturday October 31 against pharmaceutical giant Novartis, which has a large site in the town.

Explained a Sussex Action for Animals spokesperson: "This facility holds primates, guinea pigs and rabbits which are all used in horrific tests for Novartis' commercial products. As well as this, Novartis pay for even more tests to be carried out at the notorious Huntingdon Life Sciences.

"The protest will be meeting midday at Horsham Park, behind the Pavilions Recreation Centre. There will be a march through Horsham going to Novartis where we will stop for a demo."

Novartis International AG is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland, ranking number one in revenues, which accounted over $53 billion in 2008, and number three in sales, which accounted 36.172 billon in 2008.

It is not just over animal rights that it has faced criticism.



Hundreds march in drenching rain for climate action

DC, 25.10.2009 04:09

On Oct 24, as one of hundreds of actions on a global day of action, several hundred people marched from Malcolm X Park to the White House, demanding Obama "Take the lead" on reducing atmospheric Co2 to 350 ppm.



Hoy a las 18:00hs se realizará el plenario de cierre

Argentina, 25.10.2009 03:39

1er Foro Nacional de Arte, Diseño, Cultura y Política



Vecin@s de Villa Ciudad Parque paran Fumigación

Argentina, 24.10.2009 17:39



9º encuentro en Cañada de Luque, Córdoba

Argentina, 24.10.2009 17:39

Paren de Fumigar



More Photos from Sunday Protest at Fort Lewis

Seattle, 24.10.2009 17:08

47 Photos from Rally to Demand Freedom for Travis Bishop and Leo Church.



Gloria Lago denuncia um independentista por participar em actos em defesa da língua e oposiçom a ‘Galicia Bilingüe’

Galiza, 24.10.2009 13:39

Os verdugos deste País procuram aparecer sempre como vítimas. É o caso da presidenta da associaçom supremacista espanhola ‘Galicia Bilingüe’, María Gloria Lago Cuadrado, mediaticamente conhecida como Gloria Lago. A porta-voz habitual da entidade que defende o extermínio definitivo do galego denunciou em 21 de Março na esquadra da Polícia espanhola em Vigo Aurélio L., membro do Foro da Mocidade de Vigo, acusando-o de participar na contestaçom nacional a GB no passado 8 de Fevereiro e em actos de promoçom da língua nacional e rechaço a esta associaçom manejada pola fundaçom fascista FAES, que preside o ex-presidente do governo espanhol José María Aznar. Mas nom ficam por ai as acusaçons da Gloria Lago, a presidenta de "Galicia Billingüe" no seu delírio cínico acusa Aurélio L. dum delito contra o exercício dos direitos fundamentais e as liberdades públicas e doutro de coacçons.



Route kraakdemo a.s. zaterdag

Netherlands, 24.10.2009 11:39

Op zaterdag 24 oktober zal er een demonstratie vóór kraken plaatsvinden in Utrecht. De demonstratie zal om 13.00 uur beginnen op de Mariaplaats. Gedurende de middag zal de demonstratie door de binnenstad trekken om te eindigen in het Moreelsepark. Onderweg zijn er diverse stops en sprekers.



Temuco

santiago, 24.10.2009 04:23

ESTADO CHILENO TORTURA A COMUNERO MAPUCHE



Seth Williams and a Kafkaesque Deportation

United States, 24.10.2009 02:07

The case involving Julio Maldonado and his cousin Denis Calderon has become a mini-controversy in Philadelphia, Pa, the city where they were convicted in 1997. The prosecutor who convicted these cousins – Seth Williams – is widely recognized as front-runner in this year’s race to become Philadelphia’s next District Attorney.

RELATED: Open letter to DA candidate Seth Williams about the wrongful convictions of Denis Calderon and Julio Maldonado



Blog

santiago, 24.10.2009 01:39

http://indymedia.entodaspartes.net



October 22, 2009: No More Stolen Lives

LA, 24.10.2009 01:39

October 22, 2009: No More Stolen Lives



Behind the &quot;debate&quot; over Afghanistan

DC, 23.10.2009 19:11

October 7 marked the eighth year of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, making it one of the longest wars in U.S. history, and the end is nowhere in sight. Instead, today the imperialists are facing mounting difficulties and staring into the abyss of possible defeat. The reality is this: If you support either force in this conflict between imperialism and Islamic fundamentalism you are reinforcing both.



Chamber of Commerce Takes Aim at Yes Men

DC, 23.10.2009 19:11

Attorneys for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have issued a takedown notice in an attempt to silence a parody website that was posted in support of the Yes Men's embarrassing prank poking fun at the Chamber's stance on climate change legislation. The effort to take down the website — currently located at www.chamber-of-commerce.us — comes on the heels of a Yes Men prank that made international news this week. The group put out a press release and held a spoof news conference on Monday, claiming that the Chamber of Commerce had reversed its position and would stop lobbying against a climate bill currently in the Senate. Several news outlets reported the story before determining it was a prank.



FBI Arrests Sudbury Man for Being a Muslim

Boston, 23.10.2009 19:09

Tariq Mehanna, of Sudbury, MA, was arrested Wednesday by the FBI in connection with alleged terrorist plots. This is not the first time he has been harassed by the FBI (Mehanna was arrested in 2008 and later released due to lack of real evidence). Mehanna is a devout Muslim and a highly respected figure in his community.



Oct. 22: National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality

United States, 23.10.2009 18:37

Actions & memorials took place in California, Illinois, New Orleans, and across the country as part of the 13th Annual National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality.



Judge Suppresses Testimony by Fr. Boyle, Denies Bail to Alex Sanchez

LA, 23.10.2009 18:09

Judge Suppresses Testimony by Fr. Boyle, Denies Bail to Alex Sanchez



Paro de ATE

Argentina, 23.10.2009 13:39

Ser empleado/a municipal en La Plata



Protesters March Against Escalation of War in Afghanistan, Ongoing Occupation of Iraq

United States, 23.10.2009 11:37

On Saturday, October 17, nearly 400 people gathered in Minneapolis to protest the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The demonstration was part of a national day of action to oppose the U.S. occupation of both countries.

Anti-war events were held in 50 cities across the U.S. in response to the recent escalation of the war in Afghanistan where troop levels have more than doubled since Obama took office. There are currently 67,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and 1,000 more are headed there by the end of December. General Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, warned that unless additional troops are deployed, “the conflict will likely result in failure.” Obama recently told Congress that he has ruled out a U.S. withdrawal and will not consider cutting back troop levels. Right now he's considering McChrystal’s request for up to 80,000 more U.S. troops in Afghanistan.



Strykers will arrive at Tacoma THIS weekend. (Saturday, October 24 morning is most likely)

Portland, 23.10.2009 10:39

Strykers will arrive at Tacoma THIS weekend. (Saturday, October 24 morning is most likely)

Strykers will arrive at Tacoma THIS weekend. Strykers coming to Tacoma October 20th (more or less)



BNP on the BBC = 21st century Section 31?

Ireland, 23.10.2009 10:09

As this article is published the leader of the BNP ...



Bail Denied for Alex Sanchez at Final Bail Hearing

Santa Cruz, CA, 23.10.2009 04:22

On October 19th, in a federal court house in Los Angeles, Alex Sanchez was once again denied bail. Sanchez, a nationally recognized activist and peacemaker, is accused of maintaining ties to his former gang and participating in a conspiracy to murder. Bail was denied after Judge Real suppressed testimony from father Greg Boyle, an expert in Los Angeles gangs.



Contagious Love Experiment

Rogue Valley, 23.10.2009 01:09

Iraq War Vets, Josh Stieber and Conor Curran, Are Biking Across the Country On a Personal Mission of Peace
Hear the Amazing Story of Their Journey & How Their War Experiences Spurred This Effort

Thursday, October 29th 7pm
SOU Commuter Resource Center
(SOU Stevenson Union – Room 202, Main Floor; Ashland)

FREE



ULA: Jornada de movilización obrera y estudiantil gana una primera batalla

Venezuela, 22.10.2009 23:37

La movilización acorraló a la burocracia universitaria y la obligó a reinstalar la sesión del CU, y a conformar una comisión con representación obrera y estudiantil para atender a la exigencia de cargos fijos para los trabajadores en labores permanentes.



'Clean Coal Doesn't Exist' Says 'Rep' from the US Chamber of Commerce

DC, 22.10.2009 23:10

A "representative" for the US Chamber of Commerce, held a press conference at the Press Club Monday, stating the Chamber of Commerce had reversed itself, and was now supporting legislation to stop global warming. The "representative" said, "Clean coal is a technology, not only that has not been proven, it doesn't exist." The press conference at the National Press Club, was loudly disrupted by another person stating that he was the "real representative" of the US Chamber of Commerce with a "business card". This dramatic reversal by the Chamber was reported live and commented on, by financial news TV stations. CNBC Breaking News || Fox Business Network || Press Conference Video



How militarized are Maryland's schools?

DC, 22.10.2009 23:09

Peace Action Montgomery is gearing up to launch a campaign to determine the extent of the militarization of Maryland's public schools and we want you to join us. How many schools force entire classes of children to take a military test without parental knowledge or consent? How many schools allow the Marines to "chow down" with kids in the cafeteria while Army Staff Sergeants are allowed to "chill" with kids in the parking lot? How many schools teach children marksmanship skills and have live firing ranges? Are Maryland's schools adhering to state and federal laws regarding the access military recruiters are allowed to have with school children? Help us find out.



ISLENA

Colombia, 22.10.2009 17:09

Herida gravemente defensora de DH en el Meta



Meta

Colombia, 22.10.2009 17:09

Islena Rey herida en el Meta



Chief Finney Must Resign! says CU Citizens for Peace and Justice

United States, 22.10.2009 16:07

Tonight, Champaign Council chambers were so packed to capacity, with overflow in the lobby, numbering over 300 attendees.  CU Citizens for Peace and Justice called for the resignation of Chief RT Finney.  Here is their prepared statement. Here is the link to the Champaign Police new police use of force policy referenced in this talk that allows for the police to shoot to kill someone resisting or fleeing arrest...



Gran festival por el derecho a la tierra

Argentina, 22.10.2009 14:40



BNP Membership Leak 2.0

United Kingdom, 22.10.2009 12:39

On 20th October 2009 a list containing personal details of BNP members was leaked for the second time by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks. According to Wikileaks the latest data reflects the state of the party membership as of April 2009. An analysis of the data alludes to the successes and failures of the antifascist movement within the UK.

The claims of a 'surge' in BNP membership since the European elections appear to be false. The figures show a unique paid annual membership of 11,811 which is significantly less than the 14,000 recently claimed by the BNP. The list leaked in November 2008 showed a membership of 12,802 names although this list was widely regarded to include non-members who had shown an interest in the party.

Wikileaks state that a total of 35,000 memberships appear on the list, but after this number reached 33,000, 100,000 has been added to all subsequent membership ID numbers. "It has the effect of making the BNP look larger to new recruits and those they talk to, since the numbers on their membership cards are all over 133,000" say Wikileaks. This was a tactic originally adopted by the German nazi party after 1919 who added 500 to every member's number to exaggerate the party's strength, and was regarded as a key propaganda tactic to increase support.

The number of lapsed memberships also appear to be significantly high which indicates the party is poor at retaining committed support. A member of the state-funded antifascist group 'Searchlight' stated "people join the party because they're angry, agitated or curious, but they leave in equal numbers out of the bottom". However most BNP supporters are unlikely to join a political party so the figures exhibit a skewed representation of the current landscape of fascism in the UK.

Article continued…

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Crónica da mani migrante do 18-O

Galiza, 21.10.2009 20:39

Un frouxo ambiente ás 17:00 h. da tarde na Praza das Conchiñas (quizáis, como un compañeiro senegalés apontaba, porque el*s teñen o costume de comer perto desa hora) foise quentando a ritmos de percusión senegalesa. E con eles, pouco a pouco, a praza foi collendo ritmo coa primeira proposta das coordenadoras das accións da mani: empezaron a verse galegas convertidas en kurdistaníes, senegaleses tornados en galegos, uruguaias en sudanesas,...

Foron quentando os motores da nosa marcha, que partía do corazón dun dos bairros que concentra a maior parte da poboación migrante da cidade da Coruña.

A manifestación foi enchendo a rúa Barcelona coreando o lema “Todas somos... inmigrantes”, e espertaba a curiosidade das veciñas e veciños, moitas delas orixinarias de paises (xeográficamente) lonxanos de asomarse ás fiestras,e aplaudir e sorrir ante os nosos berros.

|Reportagem fotográfica|



BNP Membership Leak 2.0

United Kingdom, 21.10.2009 13:09

On 20th October 2009 a list containing personal details of BNP members was leaked for the second time by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks. According to Wikileaks the latest data reflects the state of the party membership as of April 2009. An analysis of the data alludes to the successes and failures of the antifascist movement within the UK.

The claims of a 'surge' in BNP membership since the European elections appear to be false. The figures show a unique membership of 11,811 which is significantly less than the 14,000 recently claimed by the BNP. The list leaked in November 2008 showed a membership of 12,802 names although this list was widely regarded to include non-members who had shown an interest in the party.

The number of lapsed memberships also appear to be significantly high which indicates the party is poor at retaining committed support. A member of the state-funded antifascist group 'Searchlight' stated "people join the party because they're angry, agitated or curious, but they leave in equal numbers out of the bottom". However most BNP supporters are unlikely to join a political party so the figures exhibit a skewed representation of the current landscape of fascism in the UK.

Wikileaks state that a total of 35,000 memberships appear on the list, but after this number reached 33,000, 100,000 has been added to all subsequent membership ID numbers. "It has the effect of making the BNP look larger to new recruits and those they talk to, since the numbers on their membership cards are all over 133,000" say Wikileaks. This was a tactic originally adopted by the German nazi party after 1919 who added 500 to every member's number to exaggerate the party's strength, and was regarded as a key propaganda tactic to increase support.

Article continued..

Related Articles: BNP Threatens Free Media | Keep Question Time Nazi Free



Climate activists swoop on Ratcliffe

United Kingdom, 21.10.2009 08:09

Around one thousand climate activists have been attempting to shut down Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal power station in Nottinghamshire, taking direct action with repeated breaches of the security fencing. [Pics 1 | 2 ][ Video ]. The action comes only weeks before the UN COP15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen, and follows the arrest of 114 activists allegedly planning to infiltrate the power station in April.

More info: Notts IMC timeline | Swoop Live Coverage | 2 | #Swoop Twitter | Climate Camp Twitter | Swoop Flickr Pics | CC Galleries | Swoop Videos| Mainstream TV Reports

Previous coverage: Mass Arrest of 114 Climate Activists in Raid | No case to answer after Notts E.On protest | Fossil Fools Take On E.On In Nottingham | Convictions For Activists - Climate Criminals Walk Free | 'Clean' Coal On Trial | Climate Activists Bring Powerstation Operations To A Halt | Spring Into Action Now!

Links: The Great Climate Swoop | Climate Camp



Push for LNG pipeline from Oregon's Coos Bay

Portland, 21.10.2009 06:09

Coos Bay is the frontline in the struggle to protect the west coast from another intrusive corporate energy product, where Jordan Cove, PG&E and other consortium members plan a pipeline with linear clearcuts across Oregon to the CA border near Malin, OR. However, the net results of the investment into this very expensive project is as unstable as the liquified natural gas being imported to OR for the sole purpose of export to CA energy markets.

In the event of a seismic disruption along the coast (see; Cascadia subduction zone, near shore tsunami), the timing of the tanker's arrival could influence whether the destruction is limited to a tidal wave (bad enough by itself) or the combined catastrophe of a tidal wave AND an explosion from the tanker's cooling system's failure and/or rupture and the rapid warming and explosion of the stored LNG.

The Cascadian subduction zone is likely to move at some point in the future, not a matter of "IF" but "WHEN". WHEN this subduction event happens, it will be a destructive force that makes Katrina's time in New Orleans look like tiddlywinks (not an exaggeration.)The "scientists" from FERC who granted approval for the Coos Bay terminal must have missed this little tidbit of knowledge

Additional LNG info;
 http://www.oregonwaters.org/LNG.htm
 http://www.lngpollutes.org
 http://www.nocaliforniapipeline.com
 http://www.citizensagainstlng.com/



Help Save Native Oregon Forests!

Portland, 21.10.2009 06:09

Blue Mtns. Biodiversity Project (BMBP) needs your help. The BMBP has been saving native Oregon forests through ground truthing, comments, and legislation for over 18 years. BMBP is opposing the Experiment Forest (EXF) project outside of Bend, OR. The EXF project area is part the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest which is located with the Deschute National Forest; about 25 miles southwest of Bend, OR. The EXF project is a beautiful mature Ponderosa pine forest has not had significant natural or human disturbance since 1865. This forest is unique because of the heavy logged that has taken place outside of Bend for the last century. This is one of the few and rare forests that has been allowed to grow back to its natural and native state.
Right now the Deschutes National Forest is accepting comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). All comments should be in by Monday, November 2nd, 2009.

Please support the "No Action" alternative. We are hoping for as many comments to protect this forest as possible. Please feel free to use the sample comment letter or write one of your own.

All comments should be addressed to:
Shane Jeffries
District Ranger
Bend/ Ft. Rock Ranger District
1230 NE 3rd St.
Suite A-262
Bend, Oregon 97701

 http://bmbp.org



Liberty Hall in danger

Portland, 21.10.2009 06:09

Explanation of our situation: Hello everyone who values the low cost radical community space Liberty Hall has provided over the last 7 and a half years... It's becoming increasingly likely that the current tenants, the Workers Education Resource Center (basically the IWW and the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee), will not be able to continue our tenancy after either December 31st of this year or January 31st of next year. After the three month remodel is completed WERC "might" be allowed back at an increased rent and with one less office space...

So we are looking at our options; one is to find another space that has both offices for the non-profits and a space big enough to hold the kind of events we've hosted in the past, another is that PCASC and the IWW move in to normal office space and that there simply isn't one of these spaces in Portland anymore, or one more possibly is that if there are enough people interested and dedicated to maintaining a community space at another location (we would not recommend continuing to rent from our landlord) that we/they use the connections and goodwill that Liberty Hall has built up as a springboard for that project.

It's important that we get some input from the thousands of people who have enjoyed events at Liberty Hall over the years, so we're going to try to hold a community forum sometime in November or December... More details as that develops. If you have any ideas or suggestions, particularly available spaces, send them to  libertyhallportland@gmail.com.

 http://www.liberty-hall-pdx.com



Aparato represivo intacto. Un testigo de la causa muerto

Argentina, 21.10.2009 03:39

Inició el juicio a la cúpula de la D2



October 22nd: 14th Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality

Seattle, 21.10.2009 03:38

The 14th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in roughly two dozen cities across the country. Seattle's contribution to this day will include:

Gather starting at 5:00pm
Rally starting at 5:30pm
March starting at approximately 6:15pm
Occidental Park (between S Washington St & S Main St and 1st Ave S & 2nd Ave S) in Seattle's Pioneer Square district.



October 22nd: “We Are All Workers&quot; -- Labor Struggles at the UW

Seattle, 21.10.2009 03:38

The organizations Democracy Insurgent (DI), International Workers and Students for Justice (IWSJ), For a Democratic University (FADU), Employment Justice Action, and Radical Women will host a panel presentation on the UW Seattle campus on Thursday, October 22 2009 at 7:00 pm in Thomson Hall, Room 101. The event, entitled “We are All Workers,” will include panelists who are members of the custodial staff, a trade worker on campus, classified staff at UW, a student worker, a teaching assistant, and an unemployed worker from West Seattle. The university and larger Seattle community are invited to come hear stories from those involved in these struggles, as well as other workers and students.



October 27th: Afghan Women Speak: RAWA Comes to Olympia

Seattle, 21.10.2009 03:38

Among the many excuses for the US war in Afghanistan is that the US is saving the Afghan women. But what do Afghan women have to say about this?

The most outspoken Afghan women's organization is RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan. For over 30 years, RAWA has struggled against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the fundamentalism of both the Taliban and the Northern Alliance, and the US occupation of Afghanistan.

Now members of RAWA are touring the US to tell you their story at two events in Olympia



VIDEO: Molly Gibbs on GI Voice and Coffee Strong

Seattle, 21.10.2009 03:38

Molly Gibbs speaks about GI Voice and Coffee Strong and the need for public help for returning veterans.



Protest at Fort Lewis Highlights Abuses at Fort Lewis Brig

United States, 21.10.2009 03:37

Veterans from around the northwest converged on Fort Lewis on Sunday, October 18, to protest the violation of prisoners' rights at the Fort Lewis brig. Joining the protest were attorneys from the National Lawyers Guild who were attending the Guild's national conference in Seattle. Attorneys and military veteran bloggers have long commented on reports of human rights abuses in the Army's Regional Correction Facilitities (RCF), including the use of female guards to sexually humiliate prisoners.[...]Now James M. Branum, the civilian attorney for GI resisters Travis Bishop and Leo Church, reports that his clients are being subjected to human rights abuses and violations of their constitutional rights at the Fort Lewis' RCF. Read More, Photos & Video | Free Leo Church | Free Travis Bishop



Taping Our Mouths Shut to Scream Out Our Dissent

New Orleans, 21.10.2009 02:10

Taping Our Mouths Shut to Scream Out Our Dissent



Pittsburgh Food Not Bombs under attack!

Pittsburgh, 21.10.2009 01:40

Pittsburgh Food Not Bombs under attack!



Anarchists memorialize NOPD murder victims under NOPD's own snout

New Orleans, 21.10.2009 01:10

Anarchists memorialize NOPD murder victims under NOPD's own snout



3 French Quarter Banks Glued Shut

New Orleans, 21.10.2009 01:10

3 French Quarter Banks Glued Shut



Construção coletiva de um Plano Municipal de Transportes

CMI Brasil, 21.10.2009 01:07

SÃO PAULO




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