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Последнее слово анархистов Дедка, Олиневича и Францкевича в суде. Полная версия

Belarus, 25.05.2011 17:27

Николай Дедок:
Я буду краток. Не считаю необходимым доказывать свою невиновность. Считаю, что она была полностью доказана в ходе судебного следствия: было убедительно показано, что никаких доказательств моей вины нет. Вот.

Вместо этого хочу только поблагодарить своих родных и своих соратников, которые здесь сегодня собрались, за то, что они помогали мне все это время, которое я был в заключении.

Ну и напоследок хочу сказать представителям карательных органов, что всем вы рты не заткнете и всех не пересажаете.

Игорь Олиневич:
Я не хочу комментировать все эпизоды предъявленных мне обвинений. Я считаю, что в ходе судебного заседания моя вина не доказана. Однако я хочу прокомментировать некоторые моменты.

Конофальский в показаниях оговаривал человека, когда изначально говорил о том, что Дубовский бросал фаер, хотя потом в зале суда он заявил, что шашку бросал уже он сам – таким образом, он мог оговорить любого другого человека.

Веткин же во время акции на российском посольстве…



Rising Tide, DCSUN protest PEPCO board meeting

DC, 25.05.2011 16:02

On May 20, both DC Rising Tide and DCSUN, a soloar collective, protested at PEPCO's annual AGM meeting, demanding that PEPCO support solar power as an alternative to coal. Two protesters hold stock in PEPCO, and entered the meeting to demand action on a shareholder resolution supporting rooftop solar installations. Video including PEPCO stockholders speaking out for solar



Israeli PM Netanyahu draws protest at While House visit

DC, 25.05.2011 16:02

On May 20th, one day after President Obama called on Israel to recoginze their 1967 borders with Palestine, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited him at the White House, and according to some reports jerked him around. Meanwhile, protesters outside the White House were demanding an end to Netanyahu's aggressive policy towards the Palestinians. Video of Code Pink and the crowd in front of the White House



Protesters confront police after one arrest at AIPAC Convention

DC, 25.05.2011 16:02

On May 22, AIPAC, the American-Israeli Political Action Committee was holding their annual bribefest for Congress at the Washington Convention Center-with well over a hundred protesters outside all morning. One person was arrested when police tried to hold the street for Obama's motorcade, sparking a furious confrontation that could have escalated into a pitched battle. Video with background, then the confrontation



March to Save Homeless Services

DC, 25.05.2011 16:02

Empower DC's audio coverage of May 18 March to Save Homeless Services. Many people marched to protest Mayor Gray's budget cuts.



Certamen de foto de Taller Salud

Puerto Rico, 25.05.2011 15:27

Taller Salud: Finalistas y foto ganadora del Tenderete Fotográfico



Суд по «делу белорусских анархистов». Прокурор требует от 3 лет ограничения свободы до 9 лет…

Belarus, 25.05.2011 06:10

24 мая в суде Заводского района г. Минска судья Жанна Хвойницкая продолжила рассмотрение уголовного дела в отношении белорусских анархистов Игоря Олиневича, Николая Дедка, Александра Францкевича, Максима Веткина и Евгения Силивончика. Молодых людей обвиняют в совершении ряда политических акций, в частности, в нападении на посольство РФ в Минске в августе 2010 года. Им предъявлены обвинения по статьям «злостное хулиганство» (ч.2 ст.339 УК РБ) и «умышленное уничтожение либо повреждение имущества» (ч.2 и 3 ст.218 УК РБ). Францкевич обвиняется также в «компьютерном саботаже», «несанкционированном доступе к компьютерной информации» и «разработке, использовании либо распространении вредоносных программ» (ч.2 ст. 349, ч.2 ст. 351, ст. 354 УК РБ).

24 мая в суд были вызваны некоторые свидетели, но прибыл лишь один Минчук, который отказался от данных ранее показаний. По надуманному предлогу суд отказал защите Францкевича в вызове эксперта-программиста, предложенного адвокатом…



Protesta a un año de los despidos

Puerto Rico, 25.05.2011 04:49

A un año de los despidos: ¡Prohibido Olvidar!



Vigilia Filiberto Ojeda en Corozal

Puerto Rico, 25.05.2011 04:05

Celebraron en Corozal Vigilia por la Dignidad Filiberto Ojeda Ríos



UPR: Aumento en matrícula de verano

Puerto Rico, 25.05.2011 03:28

UPR: Socialistas denuncian aumentos en los costos de matrícula verano



Was ist eigentlich beim G8 los?

Germany, 24.05.2011 20:05

Deauville – Wir werden nicht von deinem Wasser kosten
Dieses Jahr wird der Protest gegen den G8 Gipfel im Gegensatz zu den letzten Jahren dezentralisiert und international stattfinden. An den Tagen des Gipfels in Deauville (Frankreich) 26. & 27. Mai soll es international zu Aktionen kommen. Der 26. Mai wird der Tag des Informationsaustausches sein. Es wird zu Demonstrationen in Berlin, London, Paris, Valencia und anderswo kommen. Der 27. Mai wird als Tag der direkten Aktionen genutzt werden.

NoG2011 | BerlinAgainsG8 | ZAD | G8 2011 - Aufruf zu dezentralem Protest | G8 2011 - G8 ist überall. Wir auch! | (2) | G8/G20 2011 Vorbereitung und Koordination | Vorbereitungstreffen G8/G20 Paris, 4-6.02 | G8\G20 Aufruf von Dijon | BLOCK G8 2011



Spring roundup: Mischief, Cuts and Campaigns

United Kingdom, 24.05.2011 19:24

Mischief: In response to the nationalist hype, several hundred people gathered for a "Never Mind the Royal Wedding" street party on Manzil Way to create "some mischevious DIY fun". Elsewhere various other mischevious creatures were using unorthodox methods to spread radical messages.

Cuts: As youth centres closed, in spite of protests and lobbying, campaigners drew attention to the impact cuts will have on refugees, asylum seekers, and disabled people while the traditional Mayday workers' demo had an anti-cuts theme.

Campaigns: Three Christian peace activists are on trial for taking action against Aldermaston, a nuclear weapons lab near Reading. Meanwhile monthly demos in support of the migrants locked up in Campsfield "House" continue.

Misc: There was also a review of the latest OARC film screening. For other condensed local info, see the events calendar, (which now works with more programs and gadgets) and recent local blog roundup.

[ Mischief: 1 | 2 | 3 Nevermind the Royal Wedding street party | Squirrels now advocating direct action | Paint pixies plant provoking phrase expand ] [ Cuts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Silent protest against Witney youth centre closure | We send Cameron a giant postcard about youth cuts | Youth campaigners vow to fight on | Refugee services being cut | What the cuts mean - Jacques and Marie's story | Photos from Oxford's May Day March expand ] [ Campaigns: 1 | 2 Peace activists to go on trial following nuclear weapons protest | Shouting through fences - a Campsfield report expand ] [ Misc: 1 | 2 | 3 Review: Whatever happened to the anti-globalisation movement | New calendar support on Oxford Indymedia | Weekly Blog Roundup: 23 May expand ]

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Суд по «делу белорусских анархистов». Прокурор требует от 3 лет ограничения свободы до 9 лет…

Belarus, 24.05.2011 16:53

24 мая в суде Заводского района г. Минска судья Жанна Хвойницкая продолжила рассмотрение уголовного дела в отношении белорусских анархистов Игоря Олиневича, Николая Дедка, Александра Францкевича, Максима Веткина и Евгения Силивончика. Молодых людей обвиняют в совершении ряда политических акций, в частности, в нападении на посольство РФ в Минске в августе 2010 года. Им предъявлены обвинения по статьям «злостное хулиганство» (ч.2 ст.339 УК РБ) и «умышленное уничтожение либо повреждение имущества» (ч.2 и 3 ст.218 УК РБ). Францкевич обвиняется также в «компьютерном саботаже», «несанкционированном доступе к компьютерной информации» и «разработке, использовании либо распространении вредоносных программ» (ч.2 ст. 349, ч.2 ст. 351, ст. 354 УК РБ).

24 мая в суд были вызваны некоторые свидетели, но прибыл лишь один Минчук, который отказался от данных ранее показаний. По надуманному предлогу суд отказал защите Францкевича в вызове эксперта-программиста, предложенного адвокатом…



Business as usual for Gardaí – trying to smear women in ‘rape tape’ controversy

Ireland, 24.05.2011 16:40

Women’s personal details were leaked to journalist ...



[B] Die Orphs - eine Zwischenbilanz

Germany, 24.05.2011 14:39

Am Dienstag den 10.Mai 2011 nutzten die Orphs, eine "Gruppe junger Menschen aus Weißensee, SchülerInnen, Auszubildende und Studierende, die sich im Stadtteil politisch engagieren" (taz, 10.05.2011), einen öffentlichen Besichtigungstermin, um die ehemalige Musikschule Berlin-Weißensee symbolisch zu besetzen, oder wie sie es nannten: "Wiederzubeleben". Das alte Gebäude in der Falkenbergerstr.183 hat wohl seit seiner Schließung im Jahr 2009 nicht mehr einen solchen Andrang erlebt und auch der Besitzer, die Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin GmbH & Co KG (LiFo), und die Kaufinterressenten, wirkten sehr verdutzt als sie sahen was dort vor sich ging. Einer der bekannten Kaufinteressenten, die Baugruppe "Baugemeinschaft Musikschule Weißensee" ist mittlerweile abgesprungen, ein weiterer der Humanistische Verband Deutschland-Berlin signalisiert Gesprächsbereitschaft, will aber abwarten bis sie selbst die Kaufvertäge unterschrieben haben. An dieser Stelle folgt nun eine kleine Zusammenfassung der bisherigen Geschehnisse.

Filmdokumentation der "Wiederbelebung" am 10.Mai /// Film zur Neumagener Str. 7-14 /// Hintergrund-Bericht: Liegenschaftsfonds in Weißensee ///Das Gästebuch der Orphs /// Pressespiegel der Orphs ///Pressemappe der Orphs als .pdf



Impressionen aus der „Spanischen Revolution”

Germany, 24.05.2011 14:39

Seit Sonntag, den 15. Mai, besetzen Menschen aus unterschiedlichsten Zusammenhängen die Stadtzentren in über 60 Städten Spaniens. Was als spontanes Experiment einiger Aktivist_innen begann, entwickelte sich innerhalb weniger Tage zur Massenbewegung. Obwohl der spanische Staat für den vergangenen Samstag jegliche politischen Aktivitäten für „illegal” erklärt hatte, war eine polizeiliche Räumung der Camps bisher nicht durchsetzbar.


Infos: TakeTheSquare | Twitter | Facebook | Barcelona | Madrid



Суд по «делу белорусских анархистов». День четвертый

Belarus, 24.05.2011 14:11

Пресс-релиз Анархического Черного креста – Беларусь от 23 мая 2011 года

23 мая в суде Заводского района г. Минска судья Жанна Хвойницкая продолжила рассмотрение уголовного дела в отношении белорусских анархистов Игоря Олиневича, Николая Дедка, Александра Францкевича, Максима Веткина и Евгения Силивончика. Молодых людей обвиняют в совершении ряда политических акций, в частности, в нападении на посольство РФ в Минске в августе 2010 года. Им предъявлены обвинения по статьям «злостное хулиганство» (ч.2 ст.339 УК РБ) и «умышленное уничтожение либо повреждение имущества» (ч.2 и 3 ст.218 УК РБ). Францкевич обвиняется также в «компьютерном саботаже», «несанкционированном доступе к компьютерной информации» и «разработке, использовании либо распространении вредоносных программ» (ч.2 ст. 349, ч.2 ст. 351, ст. 354 УК РБ).

Судебные слушания по «делу белорусских анархистов» начались 18 мая.
Сегодня было опрошено 17 свидетелей и 1 эксперт.
Эксперт Шандриков (компьютерный аналитик)…



Quebrada del Condorito

Argentina, 24.05.2011 12:42

Situación de los Parques Nacionales



Black Rose Threatened with Extinction

Portland, 24.05.2011 08:37

[A] call out for support that emphasizes our immediate need for funds.


The long, chilly, rainy seasons are finally departing, leaving the
Black Rose far behind in our finances. We have until June 5th to catch up,
otherwise the Blackrose will be evicted. So we're calling for community
support in raising the funds we need to stay open. With a few new
volunteers and comfortable weather we're opening the shop damn near daily,
so stop by during regular hours (12noon-7pm) or, come on out for our
variety of upcoming events (which are posted on the indymedia calendar  http://protest.net/pdxindymedia/ )!
We want to show as many people a good time as possible between now and June 5th!
As always no one turned away for lack of funds but, we really encourage folks
to pitch in and donate in this time of need. Tell all your friends!
support this all ages show space in north Portland! Keep D.I.Y. community
space alive on sold-out Mississippi Ave.! (insert fist-shape emoticon here) Seriously.
An Safer/Sober Space - 4038 N Mississippi Ave



SE PROFUNDIZA LA CRISIS EN LA COOPERATIVA LÁCTEA

Argentina, 24.05.2011 00:00

Cotar: remate de la planta Totoras



Reportajes desde España en acampadas

Puerto Rico, 23.05.2011 22:45

Plaza de la Resistencia: Reportaje desde Barcelona



SCPD's Strange New PR Campaign

Santa Cruz, CA, 23.05.2011 20:40

Brent Adams writes: The police department has begun a very strange public relations campaign lately and I'm a bit confused about the message I should be getting. As we all know, the economy is hurting and difficult cuts are being felt in most areas. The City of Santa Cruz is grappling with this reality and has just settled on a medium-range funding plan (massive cutbacks). There is increasingly a large amount of available office and retail space downtown and it wouldn't be a stretch to say that the economic climate is desperate, which is why I'm a little surprised at what I've been seeing from our local police department.



CHARTER SCHOOLS: A PUBLIC FORUM

Rochester, 23.05.2011 19:42

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A PUBLIC FORUM

What: Overview, analysis and open discussion of charter schools led by Dr. Shawgi Tell and Dr. Mark Garrison. All perspectives encouraged and welcome. Light refreshments

When: Thursday, May 26, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Where: School Without Walls, 480 Broadway

Who: Sponsored by the Parent and Community Coalition for Educational Change and School Without Walls Community Board



Flashmobs Support Florida Tomato Pickers Union

Boston, 23.05.2011 18:07

On Sunday May 22, the radical cheerleading squad Boston Sass Attack led a flashmob tour of local grocery stores to draw attention to the struggle of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).Hitting two Stop and Shops and a Trader Joe's, the group conducted a choreographed dance routine set to a rewritten version of Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time." Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74sll6kmsl4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEvi2eR782M



Суд по «делу белорусских анархистов». День четвертый

Belarus, 23.05.2011 17:04

Пресс-релиз Анархического Черного креста – Беларусь от 23 мая 2011 года

23 мая в суде Заводского района г. Минска судья Жанна Хвойницкая продолжила рассмотрение уголовного дела в отношении белорусских анархистов Игоря Олиневича, Николая Дедка, Александра Францкевича, Максима Веткина и Евгения Силивончика. Молодых людей обвиняют в совершении ряда политических акций, в частности, в нападении на посольство РФ в Минске в августе 2010 года. Им предъявлены обвинения по статьям «злостное хулиганство» (ч.2 ст.339 УК РБ) и «умышленное уничтожение либо повреждение имущества» (ч.2 и 3 ст.218 УК РБ). Францкевич обвиняется также в «компьютерном саботаже», «несанкционированном доступе к компьютерной информации» и «разработке, использовании либо распространении вредоносных программ» (ч.2 ст. 349, ч.2 ст. 351, ст. 354 УК РБ).
Судебные слушания по «делу белорусских анархистов» начались 18 мая.
Сегодня было опрошено 17 свидетелей и 1 эксперт.
Эксперт Шандриков (компьютерный аналитик) заявил, что…



The South Central Farmers: The Dream Reborn

LA, 23.05.2011 16:10

The fight for the Farm is on again. The Los Angeles Times editorial board announced its support for restoring the South Central Farm (see below), once a fourteen-acre miracle of family agriculture in the heart of industrial Los Angeles. What the Times isn't saying here is that the land that was the Farm is in escrow according to reports received by the Farmers, with only four months left to find a way to return the Farm to the community before the land is sold. The Farmers are again relying on Angelinos to come to the aid of the legendary urban farm.

Update: The South Central Farmers: The Dream Reborn by The South Central Farmers



Photos/Video-North Africa Revolutions Solidarity Rally-March

Boston, 23.05.2011 15:29

About 50 human rights protesters held a rally/march in Harvard Square in support of the Arab revolutions.



Temp Agency, EDA, joins with community group to support labor reform

Boston, 23.05.2011 15:29

Community groups representing immigrants, labor, faith, and workplace safety are pushing for legislation to reform temp agency practices. Today they have won over one temp agency to voluntarily follow new standards.



TRAS LA NEGACIÓN DE LOS DUEÑOS DEL PUERTO

Argentina, 23.05.2011 06:01

Sostienen que los barcos que arribaron al puerto de Ensenada eran ingleses



La Plata

Argentina, 23.05.2011 06:01

Sostienen que los barcos que arribaron al puerto de Ensenada eran ingleses



Análisis comparativo de revuelta española

Puerto Rico, 22.05.2011 22:58

¿Una ‘puertorrican revolution’?



A estratégia dos de cima

CMI Brasil, 22.05.2011 22:25



Thousands Rally to Defend Public Education in SF

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.05.2011 21:33

Several thousand teachers, students, and parents rallied to defend public education in San Francisco on May 13th. Many participants signaling that they're tired of fighting education cuts every year and are ready to fight back. The rally was sponsored by the California Teachers Association, Parent Teachers Association, student groups, and others. Labor unions and community organizations were also represented among the diverse crowd.



Jail the Bankers, Not the Teachers!

San Francisco Bay Area, 22.05.2011 20:14

On May 12th, Oakland Education Association (OEA) teachers and their supporters protested at the Wells Fargo bank on Broadway and 12th Street to demanded that the bank use it's wealth to stop the cuts in Oakland schools. Several staged a sit-in inside the bank branch and were arrested. In announcing their action, Oakland Teachers declared: Oakland teachers are sick and tired that our schools suffer while the banks get a bailout, and we're fighting back.



Caso de Norberto González Claudio

Puerto Rico, 22.05.2011 19:01

Norberto González Claudio encarcelado sin fianza en Rhode Island



NCM catorce: Intromisión de Uribe en Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, 22.05.2011 18:20

Álvaro Uribe se une a contraofesiva en Puerto Rico



Libro digital sobre lucha contra ROTC

Puerto Rico, 22.05.2011 18:20

Universidad y (Anti)militarismo: Historia, Luchas y Debates



From The Trenches Radio for May: Steve Earle, The Almighty Black P Stone Nation

Chicago, 22.05.2011 18:15

The May 2011 episode of From The Trenches, the monthly radio show of the Chicago Independent Media Center, features audio from a reading with noted musician and activist Steve Earle about his new novel, and an interview with journalist Natalie Moore and scholar Lance Williams about their book "The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of an American Gang".

Download May 2011 episode | Chicago Indymedia's radio page | CIMC / FTT Radio podcast feed



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Colombia, 22.05.2011 03:44



tramacua

Colombia, 22.05.2011 02:15



Troy Davis Execution Date Expected Anytime --An interview with Laura Moye of Amnesty Intl.

DC, 21.05.2011 22:07

Laura Moye is director of the Amnesty International USA Death Penalty Abolition Campaign. Moye talks about Troy Davis, an African American on death row for over 19 years. Following a recent US Supreme Court ruling, his execution date is expected to be scheduled any day now. We must act to stop it!



Activists Call on Mayor and Council to Provide Housing For All

DC, 21.05.2011 22:07

“Believe it or not,” said Councilmember Michael Brown, “there are some of my colleagues that believe that there are no more poor folks left in the District of Columbia. If that’s your mindset then you’re not going to think these cuts are that devastating when in fact they are.” April 1, Mayor Vincent Gray submitted his budget to the D.C. Council. The D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute noted, “Mayor Gray’s budget proposal contains close to $190 million in cuts, most of which would fall on human services and other low-income programs. Two out of every three dollars in cuts comes from human services even though that part of the budget makes up only one out of every four dollars overall.” Audio



Upper Big Branch Report

DC, 21.05.2011 22:07

"…more than a year after 29 men died in the Upper Big Branch mine, there is strong evidence that Massey has not changed the manner in which it operates its mines. On April 29, 2011, after receiving tips on its hotline, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), conducted an impact inspection and found 20 instances of aggravated misconduct at Massey subsidiary Inman Energy’s Randolph coal mine in Boone County, West Virginia. During the safety blitz, the agency issued 20 withdrawal orders and five citations. Eleven orders had to do with violations of the ventilation plan at the mine. Inspectors found that the company was illegally operating two sets of mining equipment simultaneously and cutting, mining and loading coal from the same section. Combustible materials had accumulated in active workings. The company failed to use ventilation curtains, necessary for proper ventilation to prevent mine explosions. Inspectors found insufficient water pressure on the continuous miner to suppress dust and to prevent sparking and methane ignitions." Epilogue



Event: Fifth Annual Social Uprising Resistance &amp; Grassroots Encouragement Film Festival

Portland, 21.05.2011 19:52

Event: The Fifth Annual International Social Uprising Resistance & Grassroots Encouragement Film Festival is taking place now! It runs from May 17th through May 23rd, 2011. Admission is free and snacks are free... because everything in the world should be free!

Mission Statement: Peace, Equality and Solidarity. Although political protests give us the opportunity to unite our thoughts in opposition to the route which our governments are taking us, many of us all over the world have come to the realization that the lack of peace in the world and the problems that we see increasing every day have a foundation deeper than the Republicans, the Democrats, or a few select multinational corporations. What we face are institutionalized problems, problems which can only be confronted at the root, researched and solved by imaginative and broad based, non-violent social movements - not ballot boxes.

Please visit:  http://www.WeSurge.org and click on "Calendar of Events (Downloadable)." Love and Solidarity!



Activists arrested at the Seattle Fur Exchange

Portland, 21.05.2011 19:52

Jail Support needed for Alex Payan, Kyle Oels & Kyle Terry; Three activists staged a lockdown at the Seattle Fur Exchange and need support! They will be in jail all weekend and will need vegan food. Please call and politely request they receive adequate vegan meals.

Renton City Jail - 1055 S Grady way
425-430-7600 prompt #8

We are posting bail for all three, so if you can donate anything to help get these folks back into the streets for the rest of the weekend, it'd be so appreciated!

Donate!
Some media!



Day of Action to Protect Mt. Hood

Portland, 21.05.2011 19:52

Join Bark in a Day of Action to Protect Mt. Hood from NW Natural's plans to resurrect the Palomar Pipeline. This Day of Action coincides with the annual NW Natural Shareholders Meeting where we've had a presence for the past three years. This year we'll have all day on-line actions at bark-out.org.

Help Bark on Thursday, May 26th to send NW Natural the message that we will never allow this pipeline to go through Mt. Hood! Mark your calendars and get ready to take a stand for Mt. Hood on Thursday, May 26th! To plug in to our in-person actions contact Olivia (olivia@bark-out.org), otherwise just visit bark-out.org on May 26th.

In March of this year Palomar withdrew its application to construct the 220-mile pipeline through Oregon, but NW Natural is scheming to bring the project back as early as next year including its 40-mile long clearcut through Mt. Hood National Forest. Visit this link to learn more about NW Naturals plans to resurrect Palomar.

www.bark-out.org



Update on Wednesday's Water Rate$ Hearing

Portland, 21.05.2011 19:52

Subject: Update on Wednesday's water rate$ hearing: The good, the bad & the ugly. A big thank you to all who came to the water rates meeting on Wednesday. For those of who couldn't attend, here's a break-down of what happened.

THE GOOD: Turnout at City Hall was terrific. Council Chambers was packed with people who are supportive of avoiding the unnecessary "treating" and covering of Portland's historic open reservoirs for contaminants that do not exist. Over 100 people attended , including a mayoral candidate. Near the beginning, a speaker asked people to stand up if they were attending in support of keeping the reservoirs open (and stopping unnecessary construction). THE ENTIRE CHAMBER (except for Water Bureau employees) STOOD. Numerous groups testified against the planned 85% water/sewer rates increase over the next 5 years -- 45 people signed up to testify including Siltronics, Portland Bottling Co., Yo Cream, Alsco Linen, a low income housing representative, Sierra Club Columbia Chapter, Physicians for Social Responsibility and many, many more.

THE BAD & UGLY: Commissioners gave the green light for water-sewer rates to go up nearly 20% this year. They approved a 6 percent sewer fee hike and a water rate hike of approximately 12 percent. Council is expected to officially approved the rate hikes next Wednesday. An audit recently found that the Portland Water Bureau has spent millions of dollars on projects other than water and sewer operations. This is in violation of Oregon state law. You may recall that the Oregonian Editorial Board recently called for regulatory reform in an opinion piece on LT2. The question is why isn't the Portland Water Bureau working in support of community will, our good water, and LT2 regulatory reform.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Call each city Commissioner's office and tell them to stop reservoir construction projects.

Here's a brief KBOO piece by Joe Meyer on Wednesday's rate hearing:
 http://www.facebook.com/l/8ca3dkzd6N8tL0Odm7F8z7bIY8w/kboo.fm/node/28646
Previous coverage of this issue:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/05/408414.shtml



Tahrir comes to Spain

Ireland, 21.05.2011 13:39

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Emory President James Wagner Forced to Make Public Statements Regarding Sodexo and Student Arrests

United States, 21.05.2011 10:30

On May 11th, 2011, Emory President James Wagner held a public forum in response to pressure from students and faculty that he address the issues of labor rights regarding Sodexo employees on Emory's campus and the recent arrests of 7 students who were demonstrating against Sodexo.

Afterwards, members of Students and Workers in Solidarity (SWS) said that they felt that Wagner was not just skirting the real issues in his public address, but that he was also "telling straight up lies", as Misty Novitch puts it, about the events preceding the arrests. read more & video



Palestinians and Allies Mark the Nakba Across the Globe

San Francisco Bay Area, 21.05.2011 09:22

May 15th marked 63 years since the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe). In 1948, more than 750,000 Palestinians were permanently displaced, with more than 500 Palestinian villages depopulated and destroyed. In San Francisco, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, and across the globe, Palestinians and solidarity activists commemorated the Nakba. In the West Bank and Gaza, thousands took to the streets to demand an end the occupation. Israel forces responded with live gunfire killing at least 16 protesters and injuring hundreds.




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