Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night-September 8th
Friends of Jeff Luers-NYC | Join The Josh Demmitt Support Group and the Long Island Animal Defense League
in support of imprisoned earth liberation and animal rights activists and hear from former
political prisoners on the importance of prison support.
Emergency: Stop the Ecexution of Frances Newton!
International Action Center | Join the campaign to stop the execution of Frances Newton!
Carnival Without Borders II
Guerillascience | This is the second weekly installment of (dun dun dunnnn!) The Carnival Without Borders, some great stuff this week and all very timely. I’d also like to ask everyone to help me out and leave some comments with links to posts that I miss (if I miss any, which I’ll try not to do, but I’m sure I will). In either case, here we go:
Most locally the CT Citizens for Immigration Control (CTCIC or CICC), an anti-immigrant group that I have protested in my home town, have begun efforts to start a chapter in Stamford, Connecticut. Connecticut Blog discusses the immigration issue in CT, CTCIC and the Stamford Advocate article that reported the “news”.
Amen to that. Danbury Mayor Boughton is the ultimate flip-flopper who only got critical over the immigrants once his political base criticized him over his proposal to make a place in the center of town where the day laborers to gather and lessen the congestion on Kennedy St.
pieces of the dream
jeffery mcnary | Much has happened in the past 43 years. but we are still at war, and racisim persist.
The 'new constitution' in Iraq is illegal.
Foreign Press Foundation | The Geneva Conventions (IV) of 1949 - also signed by the United States - prohibit the modification of the domestic laws or legal institutions of the occupied power.
Pittsburgh Police Use Tasers At Counter-Recruiting Demo
CounterRecruiter | Pittsburgh Indymedia has more coverage on the protests including video of the shooting. At least five protesters were arrested and two were hospitalized. One woman was bit by a police dog. A second woman suffered injuries after being shot... [Read More]
Dispatch from political prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers
Friends of Jeff 'Free' Luers | Jeff 'Free' Luers is an anarchist and political prisoner serving a 22 year and 8 month sentence
for burning 3 SUVs in Oregon state in the year 2000.
(no) border encuentro
anonymous | Join us August 27-28 in San Diego for a weekend of strategizing and organizing against the border and the minutemen.
State Governors Sharpen Attacks on Oppressed Immigrants
Alex Gould | On Friday August 12, Arizona governor Bill Richardson, a Democrat, declared a state of emergency in the counties bordering Mexico. On Monday, Janet Napolitano, the Democratic governor of Arizona, declared a similar emergency in her state. The California legislature is debating a similar declaration. Usually associated with disasters such as floods and earthquakes, these state of emergency declarations are being issued to get 3.25 million dollars in federal funds to increase the militarized policing of the US-Mexico border.
Fascists Don't Resign. They Must Be Removed II.
Lloyd Hart | "Why hasn't Karl Rove resigned?" seems to be the question written on the faces of all my liberal friends as they walk around Martha's Vineyard this summer in a conscious stupefied form of denial I have literally never seen before.
Australian government ignores atrocities
i2mr | The Indonesian military has murdered independence activists, raped women and razed villages , a report by University of Sydney researchers alleges.
The Smokescreen of the Gaza Disengagement: An ISM Fact Sheet
ISM Palestine | With the deluge of coverage about Israel's "disengagement" from Gaza, it's easy to be lulled into the idea that the "road map" to peace in the region is moving ahead and that the occupation is nearing some sort of conclusion. It's important to keep in mind the information offered in this fact sheet.
Venue Change for Film "Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land" Sunday, 6:30 PM
email@example.com | A new and highly acclaimed film, "Peace Propaganda and the Promised Land", will explore what the news media reports when it comes to the Middle East. Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land compares U.S./international media coverage, and reveals how U.S. coverage distorts the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Interviewees include Seth Ackerman, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Hanan Ashrawi, Noam Chomsky, Alisa Solomon, and Gila Svirsky.
***Please note that Sunday's event has been moved to SUPREME TRADING, just three blocks from the previously announced venue in WILLIAMSBURG, Galapagos.
BIKE NATIONAL CONVENTION 2 continues with Group Rides all weekend long!
bike ninja | STILL WE RIDE!
In celebration of our great biking community, TIME'S UP! is hosting over 2 weeks of rides, workshops & events to commemorate another year of bicycle action and enthusiasm. The BNC will provide New Yorkers and visitors a chance to participate in rides that showcase NYC's unique bike-riding environment and the communities of cyclists who inhabit and support it.
Carta a Embajada de Canadá. / Fuera Minera San Xavier.
enrique rivera |
En relación con la entrevista que una comisión del FAO tuviera con Ud. en esta ciudad de San Luis Potosí, en la que se le hizo entrega por escrito y verbalmente información referente al proyecto minero que pretende llevar a cabo la compañía canadiense Minera San Xavier en el poblado de Cerro de San Pedro, es de nuestro interés de ser posible conocer su opinión al respecto y las medidas que de ser así en este caso su gobierno va a implementar.
Free Showing: "Still We Ride" Documentary
KP | The STILL WE RIDE ride will take place today at 7:30pm union square.
Seeking Dignity at Potter's Field
John Tarleton | An alliance of homeless activists and religious leaders has wrested an agreement from the city to allow monthly interfaith memorial services for the dead at Potter’s Field on Hart Island. About 2,000 to 3,000 unknown or unclaimed New Yorkers are buried each year in the pauper’s cemetery, which is administered by the city’s Department of Corrections.
Leaked Documents Dispute UK Police in Menezes Shooting
various UK press | Documents leaked last night from the police investigation contradict almost everything the London cops have said about the de Menezes shooting, the BBC, Guardian and Telegraph report.
ALERT: NEO-NAZIS MAY TRY TO SHUT DOWN ANTI-RACIST CONVERGENCE AUG. 27
The anti-racist convergence will be held August 27, 2005 starting at 11:30 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County 35/47 Cleveland Street, Orange, New Jersey 07050. There will be speakers and performances throughout the day. Among the speakers will be Larry Hamm of People's Organization from Progress, anti-racist activist Floyd Cochran, who used to be a member of Aryan Nations, and representatives of immigrant support groups. Donations are being accepted, and proceeds will be to benefit North Jersey Anti-Racist Action (www.anti-racist.org) and One People's Project (www.onepeoplesproject.com), two well-known anti-racist groups in the state. Organizations are encouraged to table during the event as well.
Leonard Peltier Moved Again
Rockartist | URGENT UPDATE: LEONARD HAS BEEN MOVED AGAIN!
August 15, 2005
Aho My Relations,
On August 15, 2005 I was transferred to USP Lewisburg in Pennsylvania. Life has been extra difficult for me since I was transferred from Leavenworth. This system is designed to make one feel very powerless, and what they are doing with me now is definitely aimed to erode my body and spirit even more. My loved ones, and all of you, my friends and allies who continue to support me, keep me sane and hopeful.
They say that it is in times of crisis that one can really see who your real allies are. Those of you who have contacted the Terre Haute Prison and the Bureau of Prisons on my behalf, keep me in your prayers, and are supporting my Defense Committee, have made an enormous difference in my situation. I humbly thank each and every one of you, and firmly believe that your actions most certainly saved my life and prevented me from living in an institution that is well known for its extremely high crime and violence. Also, health problems continue to plague me and the conditions I was subjected to exacerbated them. I know deep within my heart, that if there had not been such an outpouring of support, concern and overall outcry regarding my arbitrary detention, I would have probably stayed in solitary confinement for an indefinite length of time, or worse I would not have survived in the general prisoner population. Although I have been forced to endure many hardships, I will never surrender, even if all that is left of me is my spirit. Your love and support inspire me to overcome everything.
I hope that here at Lewisburg I will be able to resume living in the general population, practicing the traditional ways and continuing with my artwork. My defense team is preparing to go through some major milestones. They need your support more than ever to re-establish our office and prepare for upcoming reviews and legal battles. Since Russ Redner, Paula Ostrovsky, and Toni Zeidan do not want to accept any salaries or remuneration of any kind, all of your donations will go directly to the office transfer and upcoming campaign.
I again want to express my sincere appreciation and tell you once more that without you I am not sure I could have survived this last month. Every day I think about and pray for a time when I will be among you, shoulder to shoulder, fighting for justice for my people and our Mother Earth.
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
NOTE FROM THE LPDC:
Please contact USP Lewisburg to make sure Leonard regains all his hard earned prisoner rights, especially his religious rights, visitations, regular phone calls and ability to paint. Be polite and courteous, but let them know that a lot of us all over the world are concerned about Leonard’s wellbeing.
2400 ROBERT F. MILLER DRIVE
LEWISBURG, PA 17837
Phone: 570- 523-1251
Fax: 570- 522-7745
E-mail address: LEW/ EXECASSISTANT@BOP.GOV
Also please continue writing to Leonard but be mindful of his situation and respectful of his personal affairs.
Leonard Peltier # 89637-132
P.O. BOX 1000
LEWISBURG, PA 17837