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Oaxaca: Repression Unleashed

Indybay (via Barucha Calamity Peller) | A short report from today (given over the phone to indybay volunteer). Photo: B.C. Peller

See also: Nov 28th 2006 - 32nd day of PFP occupation in Oaxaca City more...  1 Comments

Who Shot Brad Will?

Sarah Ferguson, Village Voice | New graphic photo evidence refutes state's claim that APPO shot Brad.
(warning, graphic photos)
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NYC Police Permitting Process Debated at Public Hearing

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 ....

Read another testimony by Alex Vitale more...  10 Comments

Battle Rages in Oaxaca Over the Weekend

Simon Fitzgerald |

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

America's moment in the Middle East is about to end

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.

Could the assassination of Gemayel be an attempt to forestall the impending withdrawal of American forces?

Yes. more...  0 Comments

Oaxaca: City of Resistance

envia Red Latina sin fronteras | ALL THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE !
City of Resistance, November 26, 2006 more...  2 Comments

Hearts and Minds in Iraq

Jeanne | by withholding water from the back of a military truck in Iraq more...  0 Comments

NYPD Guns Down Queens Man on Wedding Day

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

Oaxaca’s Popular Movement Suffers Yet Another Brutal Day

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

November 25th, 2006 - radio zapote writes: Today, after the seventh megamarch in Oaxaca, members of the APPO attempted to form a human fence around the federal preventative police (PFP), but were attacked with gas. This unleashed a series of clashes with violence again igniting in the city. Many have been arrested and there are reports of many wounded, some by gunfire. It is confirmed that three people were killed.

The march unfolded in a festive atmosphere until it reached Oaxaca’s downtown. There began the attempt to form a human fence around the PFP forces in Oaxaca's zocalo. Groups of PRI members started provoking the demonstraters with insults and shooting slingshots with marbles. Later, the PFP began using tear gas to disperse the people. People started to withdraw, but police kept moving forward and then began the riot. While shooting off tear gas, police kept charging on. People tried to resist in a peaceful way, but couldn't stand up against the tear gas. The people began to defend themselves with rockets, homemade bombs and stones. Read more

Photos on NYC IMC || Minute by Minute for Nov. 25 || Listen to Radio APPO more...  2 Comments

Help us abolish strip mining in Tennessee

United Mountain Defense | help us abolish strip mining forever more...  0 Comments

Marcos: “We Are On the Eve of Either a Great Uprising or a Civil War”

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

APPO and PFP battle in Oaxaca After March

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

Photographs From Iraq: November 1 - 25, 2006

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

NYC Critical Mass - It Keeps Getting Worse!

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

Portrait of the Last Barricade

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.

More Stories on Oaxaca: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 more...  0 Comments

The Bed Bug Epidemic

Brent Herbert | They're back. Some advice for the wary... more...  21 Comments

Report from November 20 Day of Action in Boston

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

DOD monitored political activism in NYC as "potential terrorist activity"

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

Surveillance Camera Outdoor Walking Tours: Sixth Anniversary

SCP | Ever since Thanksgiving 2000, the Surveillance Camera Players have been offering free weekly walking tours of publically installed surveillance cameras.

2 pm Sunday 26 Nov 2006

NE corner 14th St and Eighth Ave, Manhattan

free, rain or shine, open to the general public, no reservations needed, about 1.5 hours more...  2 Comments

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