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Wakeup Call Interview with Tookie Williams

Kat Aaron, Wakeup Call | WBAI's morning news show, Wakeup Call, interviewed Stanley Tookie Williams less than 24 hours before he was killed by the state of California, following the denial of his clemency petition. more...  1 Comments

Miguel Malo to Appeal; Outpouring of Support Defeats Prosecution Demand for Jail Time

CUNY Action to Defend Miguel Malo | Hostos College student leader Miguel Malo is not behind bars today. This is a direct result of the mobilization of support on his behalf at Hostos and other CUNY campuses. more...  0 Comments

Portend: Civil Unrest

peptide | Right wing conservative ideology is founded on elitism and divisionism. Is there any doubt that John Howard’s racist immigration and refugee policies are now manifesting themselves in the Australian community as race-based divisionism and conflict? more...  0 Comments

Protest Henry Kissinger and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe (Union Killer!) at NYU -- Thursday, 6 PM

SALVADOR ALLENDE TE QUEREMOS | This panel, ominously named "New Political Policies
for the Americas" is no
neutral "dialogue" about the way forward for the
people of South America.
NYU is giving the stage to Kissinger and Uribe to lay
out neoliberal
policy--policy that has and continues to open the way
for union-busting,
corporate dominance and manipulation by predatory
lending agencies. It is
no surprise that NYU gives a voice to such characters,
because here at NYU
the administration follows the same policy of busting
unions for corporate
gain.
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Miguel Malo Is Not Going to Jail

CUNY Action to Defend Miguel Malo | In Bronx Criminal Court this morning, Hostos Community College student leader Miguel Malo was sentenced to probation and community service instead of prison. As Miguel walked out of the court room, he was surrounded and joyfully embraced by scores of supporters who had come out to show solidarity with him. Gathering across the street afterwards, they gathered in front of a banner proclaiming, “Miguel Malo Is Innocent – CUNY Is Not a Prison.” They ended with a vigorous chant, “¡Miguel Malo, inocente – y libre!” more...  0 Comments

International alliance calls for end to term “clean coal,” calls for responsible transition

Coal River Mountain Watch | In Response to the growing and unfortunate trend among environmental and social justice groups use of the industry and government created term "clean coal," West Virginia Citizen's Action Group, Coal River Mountain Watch launched an internationally circulated sign-on letter calling for a unification of these groups against this sort of industry doublespeak which makes it so much harder for those working towards positive change to achieve it. Over 80 Organizations and prominent individuals have signed on at the time of the release. Please add your name too. www.crmw.net more...  0 Comments

WOT - (NYT) Chinese Government attempts to censor internet news of Dongzhou massacre (with comments by Ben Seattle)

Ben Seattle - Weapon of Transparency (WOT) | As described by the New York Times article (below) the
corrupt, revisionist (ie: fake marxist) government of China
is attempting to censor all news of last week's massacre
of 20 or more farmers in Dongzhou, in southern China.

This attempt to suppress news of this massacre may (or may not)
be successful in the short run. But, in the long run, these
kinds of attempts to suppress the news are doomed to failure.
This story is of great significance to activists today who
want to build a powerful and militant mass movement for a world
that is not ruled by imperialism and the bourgeoisie. more...  0 Comments

Anti-immigrant legislation soon to be voted upon by Congress

re_evolve | Congress is set to debate legislation as soon as Thursday December 15th that would make all undocumented persons in the US felons, thereby making it impossible for them to become legal, as well as criminalize all persons having contact with undocumented immigrants as "traffickers." more...  0 Comments

New School PhD and others Face Death Penalty in Ethiopia

New School Save Nega Campaign | As of December 13th, Berhanu Nega and other leading Coalition for Unity and Democracy members are on their fifteenth day of hunger strike and need all the support they can get! more...  1 Comments

McGowan Lawyer Interviewed on WBAI's Wakeup Call.

Wakeup Call | National Lawyers Guild attorney Martin Stolar, who recently represented accused environmental activist Daniel McGowan during his NYC removal hearing, was interviewed on WBAI's Wakeup Call by guest host Kat Aaron. To our knowledge, this is the first extensive interview Stolar has given to any media outlet. [Click Here For the Full Interview | Previous NYC IMC Coverage || Update from Family andf Friends of Daniel McGowan]


Please refrain from speculation and innuendo on Indymedia posts related to this case. more...  4 Comments

Amnesty for the Rebels of the French Suburbs!

Hoipolloi Cassidy | A French group is circulating a petition asking the Government to issue a blanket amnesty to those alleged to have participated in the recent riots in the suburbs.
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Miguel Malo Sentenced to 3 Years Probation; Community Service

Sarah Stuteville; IMCista | (from the November Indypendent): On August 15, 2001, Miguel Malo, a student of Hostos Community College in the Bronx, soft-spoken Vice President of the Student Government, and recent immigrant from Ecuador, walked on to his campus holding up a sign protesting budget cuts directed at the college’s ESL programs.

A month ago, over four years after his one man protest, Malo left a Bronx courtroom in handcuffs, convicted of reckless assault and disorderly conduct. As he was escorted away by two bailiffs, he shouted bail instructions in Spanish over his shoulder to his mother. more...  0 Comments

URGENT SOLIDARITY APPEAL - Starbucks worker Joe Agins Jr. fired in NYC

Worker Freedom | Today, December 12, Joe Agins Jr. was fired by store manager Julian Warner at starbucks on 2nd and 9th in NYC. Julian made reference to an alleged verbal argument that had occurred inside a starbucks outside of Joe's work time. Joe has been a member of the union since July and one of the hardest working and most committed organizers.

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Cops Defend Nazis as Hundreds Protest in Toledo

Alex Gould | The truth must be told about how the police carried out a premeditated plan to violently suppress opposition to the fascist recruitment rally, and about how the state is not a neutral arbiter of free speech but a patron and defender of ultra-right terrorists. more...  3 Comments

Denial of Clemency for Williams Cites Support for Class-War Prisoners

Varlet | California Governor Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger's denial of "Tookie" Williams' clemency petition is an appalling document, showing not only Scwarzenegger's moral cowardice in hiding behind the jury's decision, (which the bourgeois press is emphasizing) but also that he is an extreme right-wing apologist for the frame-up trials and long incarcerations of political prisoners around the globe, from Nelson Mandela to Mumia Abu-Jamal. more...  0 Comments

Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency to Stanley Williams

imcista | In recent weeks, Williams' clemency appeal was the subject of a major anti-death penalty campaign. Writes LA Indymedia:

"Local protests are planned tonight in response to the governor's denial of clemency. Death penalty opponents plan to converge on the Governor’s Mansion in Brentwood tonight on the belief that he will be there at the time of the execution. The governor’s press office will not disclose where the governor will be at the time of the execution. But it is widely believed that he will either be at the mansion in Brentwood or in hiding at some undisclosed location. There is also a march and rally in Westwood this evening at the federal building. Protesters plan to gather at 6:00 pm and the march is expected to start at 8:30 pm [Full Coverage of the Decision From Los Angeles Indymedia]

[NYC Coverage || Democracy Now Interview || Wakeup Call Interview]

Last week, the Indypendent profiled the issues at stake in the Williams case. more...  5 Comments

When Property Destruction is Treated the Same as Murder, That Is a Sign of a Truly Sick System

commie curmudgeon (no more big wheels) | I’ve thought about this issue before, especially when contemplating the fate of Jeff "Free" Luers, who was sentenced at the age of 23 to 22 years and eight months in prison for setting fire to a few SUVs. Given that this kind of sentence is much more severe than most sentences given out for very violent crimes or even certain instances of murder, one would think that all activists and other people who are concerned about guarding our rights against state oppression would be disturbed by this. There can be no question on anyone’s mind that 23 years in prison constitutes cruel and unusual punishment for the burning of a few empty cars, especially when care was even taken to make sure that there was no risk of violence to any human being. When a young adult’s whole life is ruined - when he is sentenced to his whole age in jail – because of a little property destruction, just as if he had committed a murder (or even worse than if he had committed murder), that is one sign of a truly sick system.

This is the sort of legal injustice that even liberals should be up in arms about, not to mention radicals and anarchists. But as it turned out, more often than not, when liberals, radicals, and even certain anarchists were asked to speak up against the injustice committed against Free, or endorse a statement doing the same, they hesitated, refused, or greatly qualified their own statements (watered them down, made them ambiguous, or made a big deal about how much they didn’t like Free’s ideas, tactics, etc.). Too often, activists have to decide on whether they agree with someone’s philosophy or tactics (and/or even feel that it would be safe to be associated with such philosophy or tactics) before they’re willing to speak out against a clear violation of that person’s rights or liberties. Needless to say, that approach is simply not right – and especially not left, one would think. more...  0 Comments

My Husband is at the Gates of Guantanamo: Why I Support Him

Jessica Stewart | Danny Burns a father, and husband of Jessica Stewart is protesting against American human rights abuses. more...  0 Comments

Incarnation Controversy Simmers

Susan Chenelle and Hanson Jones | In early 2004, independent journalist Liam Scheff set off a firestorm of allegations against New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC) in Harlem, with an article he posted on indymedia.org. His story, “The House That AIDS Built,” revealed that, throughout the 1990s, experimental HIV drugs had been tested on HIV foster children at ICC.
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Save Inca Cultural Center Timisoara, Romania

a | INCA Center is a non-profit, all-voluntary place dedicated to the
alternative culture. The place has hosted in the past 3 and half
years over 150 events: concerts, art exhibitions, projections & movie
nights, performance, festivals, etc. also for next year already we
have planned many workshops, conferences, concerts and others. If
city will evict us, and there is huge chance for this to happen, one
of the few alternative places in the region will disappear and will
leave us with no place to host all these events. Because we have
strong promises that we will never get a second place from the city.

Also we know that the only thing that will make the city change their
mind is three things:
- International protests at Romanian embassies and consulates
- Strong international and national response through email/fax/phone
- The scandal goes to the media more...  0 Comments

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