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Columbia University Students Go On Hunger Strike

columbiawatch | To protest against the Columbia University Administration's planned campus expansion project, as well as other recent examples of institutional racism at Columbia University, students at Columbia began a hunger strike on Tuesday, November 2007. more...  4 Comments

The May 13, 1985 MOVE Bombing: Suicide or State-sanctioned Murder?

Kevin Price / Abu-Jamal-News.com | "If you look close enough you can see history altered before your eyes. Pick up the latest Guinness Book of World Records, flip to page 123 and you will see what I mean. Under the section 'Cults, Fans and Followers' the police bombing of the MOVE Organization in 1985 is listed as the sixth most deadly mass suicide in recent history…. Yes, you did read that correctly. A deliberate massacre, in which police dropped a bomb on a house, intentionally allowed the fire to burn and shot at those that dared attempt an escape, was labeled as mass suicide," writes MOVE supporter Kevin Price in his recent essay "MOVE's Battle With Guinness."

Price's essay follows a recent Philadelphia Inquirer interview with Ramona Africa, the sole adult survivor of the May 13, 1985 police assault. MOVE has confronted Guinness and is asking people to sign a petition in protest.

Past Philly IMC coverage has documented the long history of media bias towards MOVE, the upcoming Parole Hearings for the remaing MOVE prisoners, interviews with Ramona Africa in 2002 & 2003, and demonstrations in Philadelphia(1, 2). A recent documentary about MOVE (narrated by Howard Zinn) can be viewed online, as well as NBC 10 archival footage.

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9/11 widow Patty Casazza speaks about the loss of her husband

Peter | video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rukxI_GLc3w (23 minutes) more...  0 Comments

NEW FILM by Contraimagen "The power of Oaxaca's Commune"

cimagen.blogspot.com | CONTRAIMAGEN PRESENTS The Power of Oaxaca’s Commune Oaxaca, El Poder de la Comuna A new film by Contraimagen Directed by Carlos Broun Camera: Leo Full length documentary filmed at Oaxaca, Mexico, during September 2006. HDV-DVCam. Spanish w/ English subtitles. 60 minutes. more...  0 Comments

Weds. Nov. 7th, 4 of the Jena 6 are Going Back to Court: Nationwide Protests

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition | Rally to Free the Jena 6!
New York City (in the Bronx), NY
Wed., Nov. 7, 5:00 pm
Bronx Courthouse: 161 St. and Grand Concourse (B,D,4 trains)
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Landmark ATTICA documentary with filmmaker in attendance Thursday

Women's Film Preservation Fund | Unavailable for thirty-three years, Attica (80 min) still is a sobering and revealing look into the heart of American justice, weighing the costs of institutional dishonesty and abuses of power against the price some will pay to retain human dignity. Screens Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 PM, Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. more...  2 Comments

No Borders Reports: Conversations at the Wall

Seth Porcello | This 4.5min report listens to voices from both sides of the border fence in Calexico California, as people meet their loved ones through the barrier that separates them. This report is part of the No Borders Camp convergence on the US Mexico Border. For more information see  http://noborderscamp.org/ more...  0 Comments

Mapuche child from the Temucuicui community gunned down by Chilean police

news about mapuches | Mapuche child from the Temucuicui community gunned down by Chilean police


Public Declaration - Santiago, 30th October 2007

The group named 'Memoria Indigena' (Indigenous Memory) have released the following declaration for the knowledge of the national and international community.

Prior to the violent raid that was carried out around 13.00 today, Tuesday 30th October, in the Mapuche community of Temucuicui, by the institution of Armed Police of Chile, where the minor of 10 years old, Patricio Queipul Millanao, was arterially wounded by the bullets that they cowardly and indiscriminately fired straight at the boy's body.

The minor was admitted to Sapu de Ercilla at 17.15 today, with multiple injuries to his thorax, legs and hands, according to the statement that the doctor that treated him in the Sapu de Ercilla made to a human rights organisation that communicated from France at 19.30 today. The doctor sent the minor to the Hospital de Victoria to verify the seriousness of his injuries. He remains under there care.

We are making an urgent call of solidarity with our brothers and sisters to be ready to denounce these unbelievable facts against our brothers and sisters, and to declare themselves against these violations of human rights that are carried out systematically against the Mapuche people by the Chilean State and its institutions.

This piece of news is still in the process of development, a fact that we must be aware of. This call is to all the Mapuche organisations, and especially non-Mapuche organisations to raise their voices in defense of life.

We send from our group all the support and solidarity to our brothers and sisters from the Temucuicui Community, in this time of pain and repression that they are suffering at the hand of the repressive and oppressive Chilean State and we raise our voices in defence of the just demands of the People of the Mapuche Nation.

NO TO THE ABUSE OF POWER!!!

MAPUCHE PEOPLE ARE AN EXAMPLE OF STRUGGLE AND RESISTANCE!!!
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Anti-Authoritarian People of Color caucus at School of the Americas(SOA) protest

Anonymous | CALLING ALL ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN / ANARCHIST PEOPLE OF COLOR (APOC) for an Anti-Authoritarian People of Color caucus at the convergence to Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC). more...  0 Comments

ZIMAPAN, HIDALGO. NO AL CONFINAMIENTO DE DESECHOS TOXICOS Y VENENOSOS.

UNIDOS POR ZIMAPAN | LOS HABITANTES DE LA SIERRA GORDA, LA HUASTECA Y EL VALLE DEL MEZQUITAL, RECHAZAN LA INSTALACION DEL CONFINAMIENTO DE RESIDUOS TOXICOS EN ZIMAPAN, HIDALGO, MEXICO. more...  0 Comments

EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST MARTIAL LAW IN PAKISTAN

Globalize Resistance | PROTEST AGAINST MARTIAL LAW IN PAKISTAN
Monday, November 5, 2007
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pakistani embassy, New York
12 East, 65th Street New York NY- 10021 more...  1 Comments

BTL:Washington Intensifies Verbal Attack on Iran

Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http | BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary more...  0 Comments

New Video Documents Looting in Nahr al-Bared Camp

a-films / anonymous | In May 2007 Nahr al Bared Refugee Camp, home to over 40,000 Palestinian refugees, became the site of a 4-month battle between the Lebanese Army and extremist group Fatah al-Islam. more...  1 Comments

News Conference on Victor Toro Case: NYC, 11/5 MON

Authors, The Politics of Immigration | Victor Toro is a Chilean who has resided in New York for over 25 years and is currently facing a deportation order. His legal team and defense committee are requesting political asylum. The reasons he left Chile are directly tied to the intervention of the administration of then U.S. President Richard Nixon. more...  1 Comments

Nahr al-Bared Camp (Lebanon): 2 Short Films

a-films | The anarchist video collective "a-films" announces the release of two short films dealing with the situation of the Palestinian refugees who where forced out of the meanwhile totally destroyed Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp in North Lebanon. After the fighting between the Lebanese army and Fatah al-Islam fighters had ended, the refugees still weren't allowed to return to the ruins of the camp, while the Lebanese army as well as civilians looted what was left of Nahr al-Bared. more...  0 Comments

American Environmental Activist Valerie Morse Jailed for Terrorism in New Zealan

dk | Valerie Morse, a well-known Wellington anarchist activist and one of the 17 arrested in the police 'anti-terror' raids, previously published a book on the effects of the 'war on terror' just six months prior. more...  1 Comments

New acts of repression in Oaxaca

dfense([general.translatedby]) | The URO government is up to its old tricks again. This morning some of
the comrades from VOCAL called to tell us about a new wave of repression
against the demonstration today, November 2, the anniversary of last
year’s victory against the PFP. At this moment (6:00 p. m. central
Mexico time) the situation is not clear. It’s possible that one person
is dead, but the information has not been confirmed. This morning 70
people were arrested, including our comrade, the painter Nicéforo
Urbieta. Luckily, he was released, but we don’t know how many people are
still held prisoner or if there are disappeared people. more...  0 Comments

Nov. 16-17 March, Rally in DC against Hate Crimes, Police Brutality

forwarded by Skinny John | This is a critical moment for us to rally in Washington, DC for our human and civil rights. more...  0 Comments

Gang Member Is Convicted Under Terror Law

Jeanne | In the weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, 36 states enacted laws that would guarantee harsher sentences in terrorism cases. Gov. George E. Pataki signed New York’s law within six days of the attack. Like the others, it was aimed at international terrorism organizations like Al Qaeda. more...  0 Comments

Art of War : Guns

Larmee | Guns more...  19 Comments

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