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Mehserle Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

San Francisco Bay Area, 09.07.2010 00:39

On July 8th, 2010, former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing Oscar Grant on January 1st, 2009 in Oakland, California. Mehserle was led away from the courtroom in handcuffs and is now in custody. His sentencing is expect on Friday, August 6th. Involuntary manslaughter can carry 2, 4, and 6 years, with 10 added for a gun enhancement.

Protests are are taking place in Los Angeles; Oakland; Palo Alto; Fresno; San Diego; Portland, OR; Bloomington, Indiana; and elsewhere.

Before you go out in the streets for any reason after the verdict, write the National Lawyers Guild's Bay Area hotline number on your arm: (415) 285-1011. The NLG will be documenting police abuses in the streets and providing legal support throughout.

Johannes Mehserle, Oscar Grants Killer Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter

Portland, 09.07.2010 00:39

There are two events happening tonight: an informational demonstration in Holladay Park at 6pm, and a community meeting at 9pm at Peninsula Park.
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Birmingham’s Spy Cameras: TAKE THEM DOWN…or we will!

United Kingdom, 08.07.2010 21:09

George Orwell writes: That was the message coming loud and clear from the community at a meeting about the Spy Cameras that have been put up in the Balsall Heath and Washwood Heath areas of Birmingham under the name ‘Project Champion’. Without any public consultation, ‘Project Champion’ saw the positioning of around 150 ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras and 72 covert surveillance cameras. These cameras happen to be sited in two predominantly muslim areas in Birmingham. These cameras record all vehicle movements and have the capacity to photograph front seat passangers. The meeting was attended by about 250 people and any suggestion of taking down the cameras was greeted with an ever increasing roar of approval. The temperature is rising and West Midlands Police have created a powder keg of anger and resentment primed with a fuse of mistrust.

Democracy Village – in court for appeal on Friday

United Kingdom, 08.07.2010 18:39

The appeal by Democracy Village after last week's High Court ruling will be heard at 10.30am this Friday (9th July) at the appeals court. In the meantime the camp is still going on strong, having started 'Operation Rolling Thunder', more – an ongoing programme of non-violent direct action. The village is calling out for people to come down and help on multiple fronts: to come and do actions, to help with the site, keep it tidy and maintain the gardens. There is a particular call-out for those with direct action skills and experience.

Previous newswire postings: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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Todo para hacer

Argentina, 08.07.2010 18:39

Censuran mural contra violencia machista

Puerto Rico, 08.07.2010 08:40

Feministas son multadas por pintar mural en San Juan

Protesta al Abuso en Capitolio

Puerto Rico, 08.07.2010 08:40

Repudio masivo a brutalidad policiaca en Capitolio

Maestros en Humacao

Puerto Rico, 08.07.2010 08:40

Cientos de maestros declarados excedentes en Región Humacao

Videos de Noelia González

Puerto Rico, 08.07.2010 08:40

Huerto Huelga

Cierre Playa Jobos

Puerto Rico, 08.07.2010 08:40

Denuncian el cierre de la playa Jobos en Isabela

Atletas contra el abuso policiaco

Puerto Rico, 08.07.2010 08:40

Atletas exigen respeto, justicia y democracia

Reinicio de clases UPR

Puerto Rico, 08.07.2010 08:40

Las becas en la UPR: Administración universitaria miente

July 4th: Burning the Flag Day

San Francisco Bay Area, 08.07.2010 06:39

Iraq Veterans Against the War, SF, write: The flag is a symbol of our unity and the blood sweat tears of those that came before us. The flag also has a purpose, some times it is a beacon or a message a warning that something is wrong. Jacob Crawford and Josh Wolf write: While millions across the United States of America celebrate freedom (for some), a flag [was burned] to send the statement that many are still waiting to reclaim true freedom.

Nighttime Protest of Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban Continues at County Courthouse

Santa Cruz, CA, 08.07.2010 06:09

Since July 4th, a couple dozen people have been protesting the Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban by camping each night from 8pm - 8am at the County Courthouse. Organizer Ed Frey says that the demonstration aims to "convince local and national government to stop breaching the peace, especially that of peaceful sleepers, and to instead use resources to discourage violence and warfare in all its forms."

Scotts Valley Residents Ask City for Moratorium on Smart Meters

Santa Cruz, CA, 08.07.2010 03:39

On July 7th, a group of Scotts Valley residents alarmed about PG&E's installation of wireless 'smart' meters that use microwave radiation to report one's electricity and gas usage to the utility took their protest to the Scotts Valley City Council. The new group, Scotts Valley Neighbors Against Smart Meters, is asking the City Council to sign on to moratorium requests to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) by the City of San Francisco and the EMF Safety Network.

Cronk's Having Problems, Feds Harassing David Pellow and National Day of Solidarity for Scott DeMuth

United States, 08.07.2010 03:07

Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford R. Cronk III seems to be having some problems. Back on June 14, Judge Thomas J. Shields ordered him to provide the evidence from the second superseding indictment against Scott DeMuth that he hadn’t already coughed up. Shields also ordered him to provide a number of particulars about the indictment, including exactly what Scott is alleged to have done that is illegal, whom he is alleged to have done it with, and when he is alleged to have done it. You know, basics like that. Cronk had until June 21 to hand over that info.

Alas, the 21st came and went with nary a peep from Cronk. All he could muster was a request for an extension because he was livin’ it up somewhere on vacation. Seemingly ignoring the fact that Cronk should have had all that info nicely tucked away into a file before he ever indicted Scott, Judge Shields granted an extension until June 28 for the additional evidence and until June 30 for the list of particulars.

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SubRosa Robbed; Refuses to Work With Police

Santa Cruz, CA, 07.07.2010 23:39

According to Staff of SubRosa Cafe, there was a break-in and burglary at their space in downtown Santa Cruz in the early hours of June 26th. Someone broke a window, took some stuff from the backroom and a small amount of money left in the register. A small portion of the SubRosa collective, who were dealing with the aftermath and cleanup, decided that they do not want to pursue charges against the person who was arrested. SubRosa Staff say, "We see this as another symptom of capitalism--some people have nothing and feel desperate enough to break in to spaces that also, it turns out this time, have nothing."

Ann Wilcox, The People's Lawyer

DC, 07.07.2010 22:10

Yesterday, Ted Glick, surrounded by dozens of supporters, walked into DC Superior Court expecting that he would not walk out a free man. He faced the possibility of spending three years behind bars. His "crime"? In an attempt to get the U.S. Senate to pay attention to the critical issue of global warming, Ted Glick unfurled two large banners in the Hart Senate Office Building which said "Green Jobs Now" and "Get to Work." Yesterday, Judge Frederick H. Weisberg declined to sentence Glick to any jail time. "We were really thrilled at the outcome," said Ann Wilcox, Glick's attorney. This is the latest in a string of victories for Ann Wilcox.

Gaza Freedom Graffiti in the Warsaw Ghetto

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.07.2010 21:39

On Sunday, June 27, Yonatan Shapira, an Israeli military refusnic and Eaw Jasiewicz, a Polish activist sprayed 'Liberate All Ghettos' in Hebrew, followed by 'Free Gaza and Palestine' in English on a wall of an original block in the Warsaw Ghetto. In an interview to Indybay Shapira says that: "In our act we tried to separate between the actions of the Israeli Government and Jews.... the lesson that should be learned from the holocaust are resistance to any form of racism and ethnic cleansing".

As Mercury Soars, Con Ed Takes a Hit

NYC, 07.07.2010 20:09

Time to get serious about creating a people’s movement for the right to affordable, dependable and sustainable energy.

Reproduce &amp; Revolt: A Workshop with Artist Favianna Rodriguez

Santa Cruz, CA, 07.07.2010 07:09

On Thursday, July 8th at 7pm in Watsonville, the Brown Berets are hosting a workshop by acclaimed Bay Area artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez. Favianna will discuss the process of developing art in collaboration with community-based organizations. She will also discuss steps for designing visually engaging posters for social justice campaigns.

Elders Speak at Santa Cruz Indian Council Inter-tribal Gathering

Santa Cruz, CA, 07.07.2010 06:39

On June 26th, the Santa Cruz Indian Council Inter-tribal Gathering took place in Louden Nelson Park. There were many performances by native dancers. Elders spoke about the rich history and plight of Native Americans. There were also many vendors and informational tables.

Por amenazas y golpes a jóvenes en situación de calle

Argentina, 06.07.2010 14:39

Denuncian a la comisaria primera de La Plata

Pastors for Peace Cuban Caravan Coming to Ashland

Rogue Valley, 06.07.2010 12:40

On Friday July 9 the Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan arrives in Ashland, as part of the 13 routes touring 130 cities in the US and Canada, en route to Havana! This annual project is a challenge to the US government's blockade and travel ban aimed at undermining the Cuban government. Caravan members extend the hand of friendship and solidarity to the Cuban people, as ambassadors for a "people-to-people" foreign policy based on mutual respect.

Газовые войны или войны клоунов?

Belarus, 06.07.2010 11:37


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Главной беларуской новостью в интернете сегодня стало сокращение российских поставок газа на 15%.
С чего это вдруг Россия решила ограничить поставки? Все довольно прозаично – зимой во время подобного кризиса все же удалось достичь договоренности по стоимости газа. Вроде все хорошо, газ получаем, квартиры топим, жизни радуемся. Да вот прошло время и оказалось, что чиновники договориться – договорились, а выполнять договор не сильно их тянет. Власти в очередной раз при плохой игре начали делать хорошую мину. Мол деньги есть, все стабильно, Беларусь вообще чудесная страна.

Но на практике оказалось все не так.

Вместо того, чтобы платить за газ по договоренному тарифу – т.е. 187 долларов за тысячу кубометров, чиновники платили по старой цене – 150 долларов за все ту же тысячу кубометров. Похоже надеялись на то, что вдруг проканает и никто не заметит. Не заметить недостачу в 200 миллионов долларов даже слепому сложно, а уж корпоративному Газпрому, руководство…

Two arrested at July 4 Pot parade,bag checkpoint before concert

DC, 06.07.2010 04:11

The 41st annual July 4 Marijuana legalization parade ran into some police problems, with two arrested and what appeared to be several others detained but released after Park Police dove into the starting rally, then retreated under pursuit from the crowd with several in custody.

It’s Not Abe Lincoln’s 1862 Emancipation Proclamation — It’s Our 2010 Emancipation Proclamation!

United States, 06.07.2010 01:37

The local "Avenging the Ancestors Coalition" (ATAC) held a fourth of July ceremony, which included a crowd-pleasing dramatic public reading of the powerful 1852 speech by Frederick Douglass entitled "The Meaning Of The Fourth Of July For The Negro". This event was attended by elders to infants. The elders were ask permission to proceed after every speaker. Libation was given to respect the ancestors, give thanks, and ask for BLESSINGS for the event or those in attendance.

And what a event it was, with the American Independence Hall as backdrop. The Hall is located in the 500 block of Chestnut Street, just a few feet from the Liberty Bell pavilion, and the very house that was used by Martha and George Washington. The irony is that this first president, who fought a 6 year war to become free from the British crown, held enslaved Africans in the very home he occupied. Furthermore, he had to defy a Pennsylvania state law to do so. The Emancipation Law of 1780 barred out-of-state slaveholders from bringing slaves into the state for more than six months' time, but Washington continued to rotate them between PA and Virginia and back again on a careful timeline in order to avoid the law's intent (Read More by Linn Washington). This and other events were highlighted in July 4th event.

Inscreva seu filme na Mostra Luta

CMI Brasil, 06.07.2010 00:07

Por Coletivo de Comunicadores Populares

Two Flash Mobs for Labor Rights

Boston, 05.07.2010 23:09

This past month in Boston, two flash-mob actions took place in support of two very prevalent labor struggles. First, on June 11th the Boston Sass Attack and The Radical Marching Band took over Hyatt Hotel’s downtown location to do their dance version of “Boycott Hyatt. (to the tune of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”)

La lucha de lxs obreros de la fábrica Stefani

Argentina, 05.07.2010 21:39

Referéndum Popular en Cutral Có

Zmarł Rafał Górski

Poland, 04.07.2010 23:40

Dziś, po długotrwałej chorobie zmarł Rafał Górski, wieloletni działacz ruchu anarchistycznego i związku zawodowego Inicjatywa Pracownicza, badacz historii syndykalizmu i anarchizmu, autor wielu artykułów i książek. Pogrążeni jesteśmy w żałobie po stracie wybitnego animatora działań wolnościowych i związkowych, człowieka o wielkim autorytecie. Dla wielu z nas to strata jednego z najbliższych przyjaciół.

Inicio el juicio a Videla, Menéndez y otros represores

Argentina, 04.07.2010 13:39

Fueron, son y serán los más sangrientos criminales

Por la expropiación de la Cerámica Stefani

Argentina, 04.07.2010 13:09

Referéndum Popular en Cutral Có

Más revelaciones de mayor Meneses

Colombia, 04.07.2010 04:40

Mayor retirado de la Policía Juan Carlos Meneses saca publicamente su conversación con el coronel Pedro Manuel Benavides


Colombia, 04.07.2010 04:40


Video: Stop Sending Jobs Overseas

Portland, 04.07.2010 02:39

At a Press Event at the Blue Heron Paper Mill in Oregon City, details of a new study were released which finds trade-related job loss a significant factor in Oregon's high unemployment rate.

[12 minute video] Press Event at Blue Heron Paper Mill
Spontaneously, following the Press Event, citizens walked a few blocks through downtown Oregon City to the office of Rep. Kurt Schrader, the Representative from Oregon's 5th District, who has not been forthcoming about his views on a recent piece of legislation called the H.R. 3012, Trade Act About a month ago Schrader promised to get back to trade activists concerning his views on this Congressional bill, and had not as of that afternoon.


Argentina, 03.07.2010 23:39

Paraná Metal: "especulan con que la gente se vaya"


Argentina, 03.07.2010 23:09

Paraná Metal: "especulan con que la gente se vaya"

The Indypendent Issue 153: An Ocean of Troubles: Louisiana Gulf Communities Face a Slow Death by Globalization, Contamination and Catastrophe

NYC, 03.07.2010 19:09

Louisiana native Brian Marks reports: “The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has again focused the nation on southern Louisiana. For the second time in less than five years, we are on the front pages of U.S. newspapers. And again, this region is terribly misunderstood.

Easy explanations miss the reasons why this area is so vulnerable. The national media have a tendency to see things through a close-up-lens — capturing the details while utterly missing the larger context. This disaster has not only been a long time coming, but it is only one of a series of disasters.

For the full article, see the link to “The Gulf Disaster: No End in Sight” below.

Also in this issue of the Indypendent: Arun Gupta on Israel and the flotilla massacre; Honduras one year after the coup; and an interview with a food justice activist. For all that and much more, see below.

Students Win Last Chance for Diploma || Flotilla Attack Fuels Movement Targeting Israel || Getting Real on Food with Jen Griffith || Out on the Streets: Understanding the Section 8 Crisis || Ticket to Ride: Students Win MetroCard Fight || The Gulf Disaster: No End in Sight || Cultural Extinction: Fear of No Recovery in the Gulf || Honduras on the March || The Victim that is Israel || /a> || Summer Lit Picks || Stage, Screen and Rooftop: Film and Comedy || Community Calendar || Reader Comments

SchNEWS 729: They Think It's All Over ...ITT Is Now

United Kingdom, 03.07.2010 13:09

Decommissioners walk free after unanimous acquittals in trial which ended on Friday (2nd) in Hove Crown Court. Is it all over for EDO/ITT in Brighton? It might be now...

Prison Action News

Boston, 03.07.2010 13:09

New Prison Action News issue out.

Referéndum Popular en Cutral Có

Argentina, 03.07.2010 12:39

Por la expropiación de la Cerámica Stefani

BAAM # 35

Boston, 03.07.2010 12:09

Download the PDF here! Help us out by printing and sharing.


Colombia, 03.07.2010 01:09

Córdoba: 3º juicio por lesa humanidad

Argentina, 02.07.2010 23:09

Videla al banquillo de los acusados

Mehserle Verdict Expected At Any Time

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.07.2010 21:09

For weeks, as the trial of Johannes Mehserle for the murder of Oscar Grant has progressed, city leaders have been stirring up fears of "outside agitators" bringing trouble to Oakland should Mehserle be acquitted or found guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter rather than the maximum now available, second degree murder. Corporate television stations have been running near daily coverage of Oakland police preparing to quell riots, while local non-profits have been disseminating talking points geared toward "inoculating" Oakland youth from their own feelings of anger. A community gathering has been called for 14th Street and Broadway at 6pm the day the verdict is announced. That could be today, Friday, July 2nd, if the jury turns in a verdict this afternoon. If the verdict comes in late today, the court has announced that it might withhold an announcement until Saturday morning due to fears of civil unrest tonight.

Al banquillo por matar a militantes populares

Argentina, 02.07.2010 17:39

Comienza el juicio a Videla, Menéndez y 23 represores más

WTUL News &amp; Views: Malcolm Suber of Communities United for Change

New Orleans, 02.07.2010 16:10

WTUL News and Views Interviews Malcolm Suber of Communities United for Change

Abuso policiaco en Capitolio

Puerto Rico, 02.07.2010 15:10

Estado de sitio en el Capitolio

FBI/DHS Attempt to Seize Colorado Indymedia Server and Silence Our Users

United States, 02.07.2010 13:07

On June 17, Colorado Indymedia was contacted by Special Agent Adam Kowalski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)/Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As part of an "ongoing investigation" by Federal Protective Services, they attempted to seize the Colorado Indymedia server, believing that we kept logs (such as IP address access logs) that could identity users on our site. Full Article With Discussion | | | Posts in Question: ICE Facility Attacked in Loveland | ICE Office Attacked

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