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March 7: IWW v. Starbucks Hearing Day 2

Worker Freedom | March 7: IWW v. Starbucks Hearing Day 2
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Another White Rose (The Indypendent)

DONALD PANETH | Review: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Directed by Marc Rothemund
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Community Radio Crackles in Caracas (The Indypendent)

Like other community radio stations in Venezuela, Radio Perola began as a clandestine station almost nine years ago, and activists have fought for it to be legally authorized by the state. Under the hip-hop- inspired slogan, “Maximum Respect!,”community journalists at Radio Perola are creating spaces for new voices, such as those of the young women, to be heard. more...  0 Comments

Black Gold Funds The Chávez Dream (The Indypendent)

CHRISTIAN PARENTI | Created in 1975 when the entire Venezuelan petroleum industry was nationalized, PDVSA has operated as “a state within a state,” never fully controlled by any of the governments that technically owned it. The engineers, geologists and managers who traditionally ran the company constituted a class unto themselves: petroleros: the cream of the Venezuelan elite. more...  0 Comments

Imperial Conquest, Torture, and a Little Matter of Genocide

populist | Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. more...  0 Comments

CITE SOLEIL: Ballots & Bullets in Haiti (The Indypendent)

Andrew Stern | As the Feb. 7 elections approached, the situation in Cité Soleil changed markedly. Gone were the young men toting automatic weapons and the gunfire. Instead, militants started donning tee shirts and organizing rallies to support the presidential campaign of former Aristide ally Rene Preval. more...  0 Comments

Hopeful...and wary in Bolivia (The Indypendent)

MIKE AGRESTA | “Our aim is to be a point of reference in the struggle,” says Ramiro Saravia, co-founder of Tinku. Almost everyone drawn in by the bulletin board eventually finds Tinku’s office, where almost every night a different meeting, discussion group, video screening or lecture is open to the public. There, the political consciousness encouraged in the main plaza is given full space to develop.
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Nation-wide Raids Nabs 18 Eco-Activists (The Indypendent)

JESSICA LEE | The nationwide crackdown, dubbed “Operation Backfire,” has been hailed by the FBI as a major blow to environmentalists and animal rights activists. However, many supporters of the accused suspect that the string of arrests falls in line with decades-long FBI covert intelligence operations aimed at disrupting and discrediting political movements. more...  9 Comments

Vilified as ‘Terrorists,’ Eco-activists Face New Offensive by Business

CATHERINE KOMP | Moderators Note: This article was a edited from an original article found at

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Business lobbies like these have drafted model legislation to address radical environmentalist crimes. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative public-policy organization, collaborated with the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, an advocacy group for hunters, fishers and trappers, to write the Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act. If passed into law, the Act would consider arson, property destruction or trespassing as acts of domestic terrorism – if committed by animal-rights activists. more...  2 Comments

Looking for a Rainbow in New Orleans (The Indypendent)

NICHOLAS POWERS | Six months later, Reverend Walker is working on obtaining transitional housing for city workers, counseling his congregation and stepping through the political redtape that is strangling the city. more...  1 Comments

The People's Lawyer: New Council Bill Pushes 24-hour Limit on Trips to the Tombs (The Indypendent)

ANN SCHNEIDER | Right now, the rule is often violated, especially in the Bronx. A study by the NYCLU, proponent of the measure, found that more than half of all people arrested are arraigned more than 24 hours after being picked up. Because people of color are three-fourths of all those arrested in the city, it is a matter of racial justice that processing be done swiftly enough to comply with the 24-hour rule, which was mandated by the state Court of Appeals in 1991.
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Randall’s Island Rip-Off

Harry J. Bubbins | Originally proposed in 1999 as a 12-acre initiative at less than one third the current projected cost, this theme park project has metastasized into a $168 million, 26-acre enterprise with a 35-year lease, requiring ten of the island’s already overcrowded baseball and soccer fields to be bulldozed. more...  5 Comments

Chicago's 'Finest' Try to Kill Fred Hampton... Again

John Brown | Fred Hampton again grabbed headlines when Chicago's neo-fascist Fraternal Order of Police excoriated Alderwoman Madeline Haithcock over her proposal to name the short block where Hampton was assassinated "Chairman Fred Hampton Way." The idea was proposed to Haithcock by Hampton's son, Fred Hampton, Jr., who carries on his father's revolutionary legacy through the Prisoner of Conscience Committee. more...  0 Comments

Diebold Whistleblower Facing Charges

messenger | An open letter to Bruce McPherson and the citizens of the United States more...  1 Comments

Interrogation Porn (PDF)

CIA | This PDF contains a log of entries made by interrogators who were (apparently) questioning suspected Al Qaeda prisoners. "Apparently" because there aren't many questions asked in the document. more...  1 Comments

Memory Against Forgetting– An Open Letter on the "Green Scare"

Al | When I think of these folks, I think of people who put everything on the line for their beliefs. I see them courageously blockading forest roads in the middle of nowhere from crazed loggers and cops; hanging huge banners from daunting heights off bridges and office buildings; hiking miles into a forest and setting up tree-sits in the darkness, rain and snow; disrupting bear, cougar, whale, wolf and shark hunts, on sea and land and frozen lakes, all the way up and down the Pacific coast and interior; dodging rubber bullets and wading through clouds of tear gas to shut down the WTO in Seattle; splattering eco-villains with creme pies; locking their bodies down to every kind of object in order to stop every kind of destructive activity; typing away at a computer or photocopying fliers in the neon glow of Kinko's while everyone else is asleep; driving through the night to make it to the next basecamp or demo; and I see them laughing and singing around a campfire under lush old-growth forest canopies and star-swept desert skies. more...  0 Comments

The March 2nd Issue of The Indypendent

Indypendent Staff | The Indypendent is the award winning newspaper of New York Independent Media Center. Enjoy the PDF attached. Articles will also be posted on newswire. more...  1 Comments

Solidarity With the Survivors of Katrina and Rita in NYC

Suzaka | On February 28, 2006 the NY Solidarity Coalition for Katrina/Rita Survivors held a rally outside the FEMA office at Federal Plaza. After the speak out the demonstrators were marching to City Hall to protest the evictions of Katrina/Rita survivors and to demand housing for all. more...  0 Comments

Statement by the activists of Iran to International anti imperialist, anti war forces

Worker Freedom | You might be aware that ICFTU &TUAC -OECD has issued a joint call for demonstrations in solidarity with striking Tehran bus drivers on February 15th. However the fact that this call has coincided with recent efforts by the USA and European countries to refer Iran to the Security Council of the United Nations and lingering accusations about the origins of some trade union organizations has created doubts and suspicions amongst anti war, anti capitalist activists regarding intentions behind this call.
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