Indybay (via Barucha Calamity Peller) | A short report from today (given over the phone to indybay volunteer). Photo: B.C. Peller
Sarah Ferguson, Village Voice | New graphic photo evidence refutes state's claim that APPO shot Brad.
Mitchel Cohen | Report from the public hearings at 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan over proposed new rules that Commissioner Ray Kelly has written requiring permits for all sorts of gatherings, processions, and the like. Mitchel Cohen of the Brooklyn Greens was the only speaker to endorse this new legislation ....
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What was supposed to be a peaceful eight-mile march to the Oaxaca City Center from the offices of the repudiated Governor of Oaxaca Ulises Ruiz ended in violent confrontations that spiraled into a five hour battle between police and protesters this past Saturday. This confrontations started less than an hour after the start of a "48 hour peaceful siege" of the Federal Police encampment in the Zocalo.
Read the APPO Communique of Nov 26 more... 2 Comments
By Mike Whitney | There are no “accidents” in Middle East politics. This week’s assassination of Lebanese Industry Minister, Pierre Gemayel can only be understood in the context of the ongoing struggle between the competing political forces in the region. Presently, the United States is the big loser in this regard due to its failed campaign in Iraq. The war has severely damaged the perception of US military invincibility and triggered a stunning rejection of Bush’s policies in the in the midterm elections. Now, the political-paradigm in America has shifted and a phased withdrawal of American troops could begin in a matter of months. Needless to say, this is not the outcome that the hawks in Washington or Tel Aviv had in mind.
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Jeanne | by withholding water from the back of a military truck in Iraq more... 0 Comments
Gustavo | Yesterday, Sean Bell and his two buddies were mowed down by a barrage of bullets in Queens. Sean Bell died at the hands of the NYPD (self-acclaimed finest), just hours before he was to be wed to the mother of his children. With the scenario of a combat zone in a country in the midst of civil strife, about 50 bullets projected into the car Sean Bell was in. more... 13 Comments
indybay | Oaxaca’s Popular Movement Suffers Yet Another Brutal Day Sun Nov 26 2006 APPO and PFP battle in Oaxaca After March November 26th, 2006 - B.C. Peller reports: There are reported to be 4 different armed groups operating in Oaxaca City at the moment, PRI backed paramilitaries, the Federal Preventative Police (PFP), the state police and the Federal Investigative Police (AFI). Read More
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Hermann Bellinghausen, c/o Hans Arp, Postleft | ... “the beginning of the end for a political system that, since the Mexican Revolution, became deformed and began to cheat generation after generation, until this one arrived and said, ‘Enough,’” warned Subcomandante Marcos during a press conference. Calderón, he added, “will begin to fall from his first day.” more... 0 Comments
John Gibler | After a peaceful march of tens of thousands reached Oaxaca's city center, police and protesters fought in the streets, police firing heavy amounts of tear gas, protesters throwing rocks and shooting bottle rockets through plastic tubes. By nightfall the police had forced the APPO to retreat back from Santo Domingo. Police beat and fired upon protesters. Protesters set fire to cars and buildings. more... 30 Comments
combat | As Americans traded one set of pro-war politicians for a slightly more opportunistic batch of pro-war politicians, the killing in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine continued. U.S. troops tried to "stem the sectarian violence" and "get Iraqis to stand up and do more of the fighting"..? more... 3 Comments
Don Earl | Kicking off a grassroots movement to put a truly independent investigation of 9/11 on the November 2007 ballot in New York City. more... 0 Comments
roger m | With the Nov. 27 hearing on the unconstitutional NYPD proposed anti freedom-of-movement rule looming, the police bore down hard on the November NYC Critical Mass. more... 3 Comments
Barucha Calamity Peller | Cinco Señores barricade, positioned in front of the university to protect the radio within it and the autonomy of the university, is the last major barricade in Oaxaca City. Some of the most rebellious elements within the APPO have been the students and the barricade defenders at the University Benito Juarez. The barricade is known as the "Barricade of Victory" for the defeat of thousands of federal preventive police by merely a few hundred people who defended the university radio during an attempted eviction on Nov. 2nd.
Brent Herbert | They're back. Some advice for the wary... more... 21 Comments
Boston Con Oaxaca | In Boston, as in seventeen US cities, people took direct action Monday in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca. Actions included a banner drop, a flag hoisting, popular education, popular assembly, disruption of the corporate media, damaged windows on the Mexican consulate, and a street march and roving blockade of traffic on some of Boston's busiest streets. more... 0 Comments
Casey L. | The ACLU has obtained documents that the Department of Defense collected as part of its Threat and Local Observation Notice (TALON) program. They include a report from a Special Agent of the Federal Protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security based on an email received apparently via a listserv outlining plans for a March 19, 2005, protests against New York City military recruitment centers. more... 3 Comments
SCP | Ever since Thanksgiving 2000, the Surveillance Camera Players have been offering free weekly walking tours of publically installed surveillance cameras.
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