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Support Ethiopian Political Prisoner Daniel Bekele

free 'em all | Dear friends,

On October 8 2007, less than a month from today, my cousin Daniel Bekele will be judged by an Ethiopian court on charges of treason. As you know, Daniel has been a political prisoner for the past two years. If he is found guilty, he could receive the death penalty or life imprisonment.
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Tell our troops to stop fighting this war. They can and should refuse.

War reporter | Saying you oppose the war but support the troops is like saying you oppose murder but support murderers. Same false and contradictory reasoning that cannot be true. Our troops are guilty of fighting this, unjust needless war of aggression for oil and corporate war profits (I will not say for the Israel lobby inside and outside our Federal Government, because that would be politically incorrect to say). THe troops should be criticized for fightng this war and held accountable. Their excuse that "we were only following orders" is the same worthless excuse used by Hitler's nazi army after it was defeated in world war 2 (the war of the ultra-capitalist rivals). more...  1 Comments

MAD BOMBER MELVILLE book release 7 p.m. Friday @ Bluestockings

Theresa Baker | Former Spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front publishes book on revolutionary Vietnam War-era bombings in Manhattan and Attica Prison uprising. NYC book release 7 p.m. this Friday at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. between Stanton & Rivington in Manhattan. more...  1 Comments

George Packer's "Planning for Defeat": An Analysis of a Plea for Occupation

Thomas Riggins | George Packer advocates occupation of Iraq even after a troop draw down-- he wrong for so many reasons more...  0 Comments

Use of 'anti-terror' legislation targets activists at home and abroad

one | people in el salvador remain incarcerated b/c of their organizing to end mining abuses and privatization of health care there. The El Salvadorean an anti-terror law was inspired by the patriot act. Another gift of the u.s. government to thepeople of el salvador and the world.

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Marching Home: A Conference on the Iraq War and its Consequences for Veterans

Marching Home | (New Brunswick, NJ) - On the weekend of October 5-7, 2007, Rutgers Against the War (RAW) and the Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War will host a conference on the issue of veterans returning from the Iraq War, “Marching Home.” Rutgers Against the War is a group consisting mainly of students with a tradition of hosting panels on issues related to war and military recruitment that include nationally renowned figures. The three day free conference will feature veterans and experts from around the country presenting their experiences to each other and the community at large. more...  0 Comments

News Briefs: Pro-Immigrant Rallies, More Raids...

Weekly News Update | Capitol police arrested two Puerto Rican activists from Chicago following a tussle near the office door of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, where demonstrators taped up a letter demanding she take action for immigrant rights. more...  0 Comments

Onondagas Fight for Stolen Land

Andrew Epstein | The opening words of the Onondaga's historic Land Rights Action, submitted to federal district court in March 2005, doesn't read like your standard legal document.

"The Onondaga people,” it begins, “wish to bring about a healing between themselves and all others who live in this region that has been the homeland of the Onondaga Nation since the dawn of time.” Avoiding the cold legal terminology of the U.S. justice system, the Onondagas instead spoke to the heart of the issue as they see it. more...  1 Comments

Tens of thousands march, 175+ arrested at DC antiwar protest

IMCista | WASHINGTON DC, September 15, 2007 – Thousands marched to the Capitol building today and staged acts of mass civil disobedience to protest the ongoing US war on Iraq. Veterans of the Iraq war led the march to the Capitol. The protest culminated in about 175 arrests as the veterans and supporters jumped the fence/police line at the Capitol.

Reports from the DC newswire: 175 arrests as Iraq vets jump fence at US Capitol by WSQT Guerrilla Radio | DC Indymedia feature: "We Are the Troops! Bring Us Home!" | A call to anti-imperialist unity in the antiwar movement

Photos: Stanley Rogouski | J.B. Conners

Antiwar groups: ANSWER | World Can't Wait | United for Peace and Justice | Iraq Moratorium starting September 21 | Iraq Veterans Against the War

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Trials Begin for Green Scare Defendants Rod Coronado and Eric McDavid

Portland Indymedia & Indybay | Rod Coronado's trial started Monday, September 10, with a 9am jury selection. Rod Coronado is being prosecuted by the federal government for a public speech he gave in 2003 in San Diego. During a question and answer period following the speech, he was asked about previous direct action he has taken in defense of animals and the environment. The government is employing a rarely used statute to prosecute Coronado that relies on the intent of the speaker to foment criminal activity. Rod Coronado has been affiliated with many environmental and animal rights organizations, beginning with his work with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in the late 1980's. read more >> | Sept.12 update Eric McDavid's trial started on Tuesday, September 11 and will continue on Monday, September 17th at 9am. On September 11th, supporters learned that Eric McDavid has been given commissary again. This is seen as "the first step towards a stable vegan diet for Eric." During the court date on September 11th, US Attorney Steve Lapham asked questions of the government informant known as "Anna" ... Read more from Indybay | Reports from Portland Indymedia

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Stop the Raids: Picket MON 9/17 in Hartford, CT

The Politics of Immigration | The Danbury 11 joined the nearly 16,000 Latino workers currently being unjustly held in a system of local and national prisons. Their case puts U.S. immigration policy on trial. more...  0 Comments

Journalist & Rights Activist Joe Walker Dies in NY

madhatter | Journalist & Rights Activist Joe Walker Dies in NY more...  0 Comments

Marathon to free Magdalena García Durán and Atenco prisoners

carolina s. | Things are moving faster in the struggle to free the Mazahua indigenous rights leader Magdalena García Duran, recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience, and all the political prisoners arrested in San Salvador Atenco in central Mexico on May 3 and 4, 2006. more...  0 Comments

Fear and Hatred in the Apple

Mumia Abu-Jamal | Leave it to the notorious New York Post to use the t-shirt to depict Al-Montaser as "The Intifada Principal" (in a headline), who apparently is calling for "a Gaza-style uprising in the Big Apple."

It is beyond irony that a school named for one of the most revered Arab writers, who, with several of his countrymen spent long years in the U.S., should become the focus of so much fear and hatred. more...  0 Comments

NYC Anti-Racist Action Benefit Show Tomorrow in Brooklyn!

NYC ARA | Members of NYC ARA were arrested on July 28th while defending themselves against a violent white supremacist who was armed with a knife. They need help raising money for their legal defense. more...  0 Comments

IndyKids: Racism & Resistance in Louisana

Jordan Flaherty | The September/October 2007 IndyKids is Out!

Go to www.indykids.net to download the paper and teacher's guide, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes stories about the Jena 6 case in Louisiana, United States military bases worldwide, Coca-Cola's attack on workers' unions in Colombia, the Khalil Gibran Academy, Harry Potter reviews and a Harry Potter scavenger hunt.

Visit:
 http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html
for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue.

Free copies of the new issues are currently available in New York City at:
• Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St (between Stanton & Rivington), Manhattan
• Revolution Bookstore, 9 W. 19th St (between 5th & 6th Avenues), Manhattan
• Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Ave (between 105 & 106 Streets) Manhattan

IndyKids is a free newspaper and teaching tool for kids in grades 4-8 and high school English language learners. IndyKids aims to inform children on current news and world events from a progressive perspective and to inspire a passion for social justice and learning.

IndyKids
P.O. Box 1417
New York, NY 10276
Phone: 212-592-0116
Email:  indykids@indymedia.org
Web: www.indykids.net
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IndyKids: Meet Arnali From Kyrgyzstan

The Common Language Project | The September/October 2007 IndyKids is Out!

Go to www.indykids.net to download the paper and teacher's guide, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes stories about the Jena 6 case in Louisiana, United States military bases worldwide, Coca-Cola's attack on workers' unions in Colombia, the Khalil Gibran Academy, Harry Potter reviews and a Harry Potter scavenger hunt.

Visit:
 http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html
for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue.

Free copies of the new issues are currently available in New York City at:
• Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St (between Stanton & Rivington), Manhattan
• Revolution Bookstore, 9 W. 19th St (between 5th & 6th Avenues), Manhattan
• Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Ave (between 105 & 106 Streets) Manhattan

IndyKids is a free newspaper and teaching tool for kids in grades 4-8 and high school English language learners. IndyKids aims to inform children on current news and world events from a progressive perspective and to inspire a passion for social justice and learning.

IndyKids
P.O. Box 1417
New York, NY 10276
Phone: 212-592-0116
Email:  indykids@indymedia.org
Web: www.indykids.net
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IndyKids: The Pressure's on Coca-Cola

Ian Werkheiser | The September/October 2007 IndyKids is Out!

Go to www.indykids.net to download the paper and teacher's guide, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes stories about the Jena 6 case in Louisiana, United States military bases worldwide, Coca-Cola's attack on workers' unions in Colombia, the Khalil Gibran Academy, Harry Potter reviews and a Harry Potter scavenger hunt.

Visit:
 http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html
for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue.

Free copies of the new issues are currently available in New York City at:
• Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St (between Stanton & Rivington), Manhattan
• Revolution Bookstore, 9 W. 19th St (between 5th & 6th Avenues), Manhattan
• Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Ave (between 105 & 106 Streets) Manhattan

IndyKids is a free newspaper and teaching tool for kids in grades 4-8 and high school English language learners. IndyKids aims to inform children on current news and world events from a progressive perspective and to inspire a passion for social justice and learning.

IndyKids
P.O. Box 1417
New York, NY 10276
Phone: 212-592-0116
Email:  indykids@indymedia.org
Web: www.indykids.net
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IndyKids: Government Decides Which Kids Get Healthcare

Sheba Sethi | The September/October 2007 IndyKids is Out!

Go to www.indykids.net to download the paper and teacher's guide, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes stories about the Jena 6 case in Louisiana, United States military bases worldwide, Coca-Cola's attack on workers' unions in Colombia, the Khalil Gibran Academy, Harry Potter reviews and a Harry Potter scavenger hunt.

Visit:
 http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html
for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue.

Free copies of the new issues are currently available in New York City at:
• Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St (between Stanton & Rivington), Manhattan
• Revolution Bookstore, 9 W. 19th St (between 5th & 6th Avenues), Manhattan
• Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Ave (between 105 & 106 Streets) Manhattan

IndyKids is a free newspaper and teaching tool for kids in grades 4-8 and high school English language learners. IndyKids aims to inform children on current news and world events from a progressive perspective and to inspire a passion for social justice and learning.

IndyKids
P.O. Box 1417
New York, NY 10276
Phone: 212-592-0116
Email:  indykids@indymedia.org
Web: www.indykids.net
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IndyKids: Congress Says It's OK for the Government to Spy on US

Chris Anderson | The September/October 2007 IndyKids is Out!

Go to www.indykids.net to download the paper and teacher's guide, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes stories about the Jena 6 case in Louisiana, United States military bases worldwide, Coca-Cola's attack on workers' unions in Colombia, the Khalil Gibran Academy, Harry Potter reviews and a Harry Potter scavenger hunt.

Visit:
 http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html
for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue.

Free copies of the new issues are currently available in New York City at:
• Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St (between Stanton & Rivington), Manhattan
• Revolution Bookstore, 9 W. 19th St (between 5th & 6th Avenues), Manhattan
• Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Ave (between 105 & 106 Streets) Manhattan

IndyKids is a free newspaper and teaching tool for kids in grades 4-8 and high school English language learners. IndyKids aims to inform children on current news and world events from a progressive perspective and to inspire a passion for social justice and learning.

IndyKids
P.O. Box 1417
New York, NY 10276
Phone: 212-592-0116
Email:  indykids@indymedia.org
Web: www.indykids.net
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