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Somos indígenas que venimos de distintas comunidades y de 12 pueblos, representando los 43 pueblos que existen en venezuela. Algunos vivimos en las sierras, otros somos gente de morichales de costas y de ríos, también entre nosotros hay muchos que viven en las selvas y en las sabanas. Todos venimos desde muy lejos hasta Caracas porque queremos decir nuestra palabra directamente al Presidente Hugo Chávez Frías.
Op 9 november zal de eerste ontruimingsronde na de invoering van de wet 'Kraken en Leegstand' plaatsvinden. Hier kun je een tijdslijn, links naar nieuws en persberichten vinden en zelf updates kunnen geven. Heb je een update of ooggetuigenverslag? Bel deze dan door naar: 06 26 069 135 .
For the last decade and without much fanfare, City Gate has been operating year-round youth programs throughout the District of Columbia, particularly east of the Anacostia River. The Washington Post recently reported that 43 percent of African-American children in D.C. are living in poverty. East of the Anacostia River in Wards 7 and 8, where unemployment stands at more than 30 percent, child poverty is even greater. In such an environment, there is great need for quality youth programs. City Gate’s funding for its programming at the Merrick Center this past summer came through a grant from D.C.’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to Youth Engaged for Success (YES). While City Gate ran a successful program, the organization has not received the more than $60,000 it is owed, according to Rev. Lynn Bergfalk, City Gate’s founder. Listen to Rev. Lynn Bergfalk
On Friday, November 5th, former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, III. Mehserle received the minimum jail sentence possible from Judge Robert Perry, two years. Subtracting the 146 days Mehserle has already been behind bars in an LA County jail and another 146 days for "good behavior," he is expected to be released from state prison in less than one year from now. Concerned community members gathered together in Frank Ogawa Plaza by Oakland City Hall to respond to the sentencing and to honor Oscar. Police arrested 152 people in a march that followed.
On Sunday November 7th, there will a benefit at 7pm in Santa Cruz for Dine (Navajo) indigenous resistance communities at Big Mountain / Black Mesa, AZ who are in their third decade of resisting the expansion of coal strip mining operations and forced relocation from their traditional homeland by the US government. This benefit is part of the 2010 Fall Caravan of Support. On November 20th, work crews from Santa Cruz and all across the country will converge in support of the indigenous resistance communities of Black Mesa / Big Mountain.
Sarah Palin recently called on Congress to cut all funds for National Public Radio. Palin wrote that we should "defund" NPR after it fired news analyst Juan Williams for comments he made on Fox News Channel disparaging Muslims.
Palin set off a firestorm that spread from extreme right-wing blogs to Bill O'Reilly to Capitol Hill. Later today, South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint plans to introduce legislation that would slash all funds to one of the last, best sources of journalism we have in America.
Calling for Congress to defund NPR is nothing more than political opportunism by public figures who have built a career on such shenanigans. Regardless of what you think about Juan Williams' dismissal, calling for the defunding of NPR as a result is like asking for the death penalty in small claims court.
NPR plays a crucial role in America, providing original, in-depth journalism and educational programming. With commercial newspapers, radio and television stations cutting staff and scaling back on original reporting, the need for a robust public media system has never been greater.
People everywhere need to take a stand and tell our leaders to stop playing politics with our nation's public media system:
The United States already has one of the lowest levels of federal funding of public media in the developed world ? at just $1.43 per capita. Yet surveys show that the public considers NPR and PBS not just our most trusted news sources, but the most valued public institutions we have. Please take a moment and join tens of thousands of others who are defending NPR and standing up to Sarah Palin and extremists. Sign our public letter to Congress and forward this e-mail to all of your friends.
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" [...]
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 [...]
Na zeven jaar zijn er weer krakers op het braakliggende terrein waar vroeger de Blauwe Aanslag stond. Zaterdagochtend 6 oktober, bezetten zo'n 50 krakers het terrein om te protesteren tegen het kraakverbod dat 1 oktober j.l. van kracht is gegaan. Er zal een tweedaags programma worden neergezet met onder andere workshops, dichters en muziek.
On Friday, November 5th, former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, III. Mehserle received the minimum jail sentence possible from Judge Robert Perry, two years. Subtracting the time Mehserle has already been being bars in a LA County jail, he is expected to be released from state prison in just over one year from now. Concerned community members will gather together in Frank Ogawa Plaza by Oakland City Hall to respond to the sentencing and to honor Oscar.
Laughing Horse Books, Red & Black Cafe, and Microcosm Publishing are hosting a sleeping bag drive to assist those who are homeless through the winter. Please donate today!!
Cold, rainy weather has arrived, with temperatures expected to dip below freezing by Thanksgiving. Each sleeping bag is someone's home this winter and essential to survival in the Oregon winter, protecting against discomfort, illness, and even death.
Over two thousand people are living either on the streets, camping, or in a car- with thousands more living without permanent housing or other conditions (Oregon Housing/Community Service).
Laughing Horse Books, Red & Black Café, and Microcosm Publishing have teamed up to collect sleeping bags and donations (which will go directly towards sleeping bags as well as weatherproof tarps to protect from the weather), to be distributed in the local area. With many homeless vulnerable to the dangerous, harsh winter sleeping in and around St. Francis Park and adjacent to our businesses, we are compelled to provide what resources we have to assist those in need.
Sleeping Bags will be picked up from each location on November 19th.
Please visit WWW.SLEEPINGBAGDRIVE.COM to donate, add your business/organization as a sleeping bag collection-point, or for more information.. or drop off new or clean bags (preferably low-temperature capable/below freezing..) to Laughing Horse Books, Red & Black Cafe, or Microcosm Publishing. Thanks for the support!!
Demonstrators gathered outside the Forest Service Building at 333 SW 1st Av to hand in a petition against the 149 acre Trapper timber sale in an area located on the McKenzie District of the Willamette National Forest. Portland, OR, 04/11/2010.
The land was auctioned off by the US Forest Service to the Seneca Jones Timber Company in 2003 and logging of old growth could now begin any day. In particular old rainforest above Blue River near Wolf Rock is threatened.
According to the USDA, "The decision to undertake the timber sale was initially made in 2003 for the upper reaches of the Blue River watershed, approximately 42 miles northeast of the Eugene/Springfield metro area. The sale covered 149 acres in five harvest units. Trees are on average 23 inches in diameter and 140 years old, with scattered larger, older trees also present."
Although environmental groups, Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild, appealed the sale in 2003 it was pushed through by the Forest Service regardless of any environmental considerations.
In the evening on October 31st, Halloween night, advocates for People's Park climbed into the trees to take a stand against the ongoing destruction of the park by UC Berkeley, with the encouragement of the Telegraph Business Association, and to protest the dwindling resources available to the city's homeless population. The tree sitters have renamed the park "muwekma" for the Ohlone word for "people".
Join us as Starbucks organizer/barista, Anja Witek, discusses the truth about life behind the counter at Starbucks! 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16 Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th floor, Boston (Chinatown) Near Chinatown stop-Orange Line and Boylston stop-Green Line
Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth was blockaded on the morning of 1 November in an action called by the Plymouth-based Trident Ploughshares (TP) group, The Tamarians. Devonport Dockyard refits, maintains and upgrades the submarines which carry Britain's Trident nuclear weapon system, which has been declared illegal under international law. The yard is also increasingly becoming the dumping ground for old and out of service nuclear submarines, posing a further radioactive contamination hazard to the quarter of a million people who live nearby. The aim of the blockade was to close all gates to the shipyard from 6am. Fourteen people were arrested during the action.