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HOMELAND SECURITY US CITIZENSHIP TEST CONTAINS MAJOR ERRORS

Islamic Community Net | Islamic Community Net has identified many errors and omissions in the new "Homeland Security" US naturalization citizenship exam which is to be inflicted next year on those unfortunate foreigners who take the exam. more...  0 Comments

Ward Churchill to Speak in NYC

syroj542@newschool.edu | Indiginist Scholar, Activist and Professor Ward Churchill will be making a historic and rare appearance at the New School in lower Manhattan on Monday December 11th. Mr. Churchill will address the ongoing attempts to erase indigenous history in a talk titled "Sterilizing History: The Fabrication of 'InnocentAmericans'". Do not miss this historic and groundbreaking evening! more...  8 Comments

A Performance Against Surveillance Cameras

SCP photolab | In Times Square, the Surveillance Camera Players used a publicly installed webcam to amuse and inspire other anti-surveillance activists from England and Germany, then meeting in Leipzig for a conference

See also:More Images from Times Square more...  2 Comments

Leonard Peltier Hearing in Manhattan

lpdc | On December 7, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., Buffalo attorney Michael Kuzma
will be arguing before a three judge panel of the United States Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit 500 Pearl Street, 9th Floor, Ceremonial Courtroom,
Manhattan. more...  8 Comments

US Marines' Gang-rape of a Filipina: A Violation of a Woman’s Right and a Nation’s Sovereignty

AJLPP-USA | On December 4, the Philippine Court will release a verdict on the following four US Marine “visiting troops” charged with gang-raping a 22-year old Nicole and a fresh graduate from a Catholic University: Lance Corporals Daniel Smith (principal accused), Dominic Duplantis, Keith Silkwood and Staff Sergeant Chad Carpentier. The latter three were reportedly at the scene cheering while the principal suspect was raping Nicole inside a cruising van at Subic Bay Freeport, which used to be part of the biggest US military naval base in the last Philippines, last Nov. 1, 2005.
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"The Empire in Africa" Documentary Screens This Week at Cinema Village Sets Record Straight on Blood Diamonds

Cinema Libre Studios | Hollywood loves a good action film. “Blood Diamond,” set in Sierra Leone during the civil war in the 1990s, is already generating Oscar buzz. But the film, like most of the international media, fails to reveal the true reasons behind the decade long civil war. “The Empire In Africa,” hopes to set the record straight when it opens in theatres on December 8 in New York, Los Angeles and Madison, WI. more...  0 Comments

U.S., European, Canadian, and Australian Corporations benefitting from repression - Oaxaca

Citizen zero | Biotech, Plan Puebla Panama, major energy sector - who's who of fuck heads w/some details.

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Reposted again here to let folks send it out to (other) indymedia sites in europe, australia, canada and throughout the u.s. as they see fit. List can be improved (re. contact info and details of operations and mex. govt. contacts for corps listed at the bottom).

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The Spirit of Resistance in Mexico City

Stephen Lendman | Opposition in Mexico City streets against electoral fraud and decades of abuse and injustice more...  0 Comments

The Dirty War of Oaxaca

Barucha Calamity Peller | Latin Americas' ¨dirty war¨ of the 70s and 80s has reemerged in its most blatant form in the case of Oaxaca, Mexico in the final days of November.

See Also:: The Spirit of Resistance in Mexico City | Zapatistas call for Oaxaca solidarity more...  1 Comments

NEW RADIO INTERVIEW: Is Honoring Mumia a Crime?

Hans Bennett | Telephone interview with Peter J. Wirs (Chairman of Philadelphia's 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee) about the new criminal charges filed against two French cities supporting journalist and death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. more...  0 Comments

Movie about 1999 WTO protests in Seattle will be filmed in ... Canada?

madhatter | Movie about 1999 WTO protests in Seattle will be filmed in ... Canada? more...  2 Comments

anti-surveillance camera performance: report back

SCP photolab | performed live in Times Square, these plays were watched live by an assembly at the Museum of Modern Art in Leipzig, Germany, were groups from England and Germany are meeting to talk about the international anti-surveilance camera movement more...  7 Comments

Tonight's party for Daniel McGowan has been canceled

Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan | * more...  0 Comments

18,000 Missing Ballots in Florida's 13th District Underscore Flaws in Electronic Voting System

Between the Lines' Scott Harris | 18,000 Missing Ballots in Florida's 13th District Underscore Flaws in Electronic Voting System & Interview with Holly Jacobson, co-director of the group Voter Action, conducted by Scott Harris more...  0 Comments

Breaking Oz with News

brumble B | Fiji prepares for Oz invasion by leaving blackhawk helicopters on its beaches. A kava intoxicated Commodore Frank Bullawayo has once again forgotten his coup deadline and Australia's Minister of Defence, Dr Brendan (studs) Nelson, faces hostile relatives over the latest cover-ups and military fiascos! Well done, ‘studs’, the record of Robert (suck harder) Hill will soon be under threat. more...  0 Comments

Nonviolent Resistance is not Illegal: Human Rights Watch Should Retract Statement on Gaza

International Solidarity Movement | The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) applauds the people of Jabalya for their courageous and effective use of nonviolent resistance, and we express our full solidarity with their actions, which are positive initiatives in the struggle to defend Palestinian rights. We note with disappointment that Human Rights Watch (HRW) chose to condemn these actions, suggesting that they could constitute a "war crime" in a November 22, 2006 press release entitled, “OPT: Civilians Must Not Be Used to Shield Homes Against Military Attacks.” HRW’s press release is factually, legally, and morally flawed.
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INCITE! Color of Violence event 12/7

South End Press | Join INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence to launch their new book, Color of Violence. Speaking will be Andrea Smith, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Patricia Allard, Sista II Sista, Una Aya Osato, and Andrea Ritchie December 7 at 7pm.
The Puck Building 295 Lafayette (corner of Houston) more...  0 Comments

Islam for dummies

Paul Werner | The library of the prestigious Institute of the Arab World in Paris is threatened by knee-jerk reorganization more...  0 Comments

Mexico Roundup: Repression in Oaxaca and the Coup d’Etat in Mexico City

compiled by nyc imcista | PFP expanding operations to towns surrounding Oaxaca City: The Federal Preventative Police is expanding its operations, deaths and dissapearances mount.

Mexico: A Powder Keg:On the walls of La Realidad, the base-village of the Zapatista movement deep in the Lacandona jungle, the paintings of Emilio Zapata, Che Guevara and Subcommandante Marcos have faded over the last three years.

Mexican government squash the popular movement in Oaxaca [es]: Human rights repression in Oaxaca

Killing in Oaxaca, a dispatch from a friend's daughter: This day will go down in local history as the most intense fighting of the movement so far. Perhaps it will go down in national history as a battle of the revolution.

Rights activists held in prisons in Oaxaca:Alberto Cilia Ocampo, a thin 21-year-old university student and regional chess champion from Mexico City, came to Oaxaca to document cases of forced disappearances and other human rights violations on Monday. Little did he know that within hours of his arrival, he would become the next case.

A Look at the Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca-Ricardo Flores Magón (CIPO-RFM): The Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca-Ricardo Flores Magón (CIPO-RFM) is a social and democratic organization formed by 26 indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico, comprised of about 2,000 members. They follow libertarian and indigenous ways and customs. The CIPO-RFM is a grassroots movement whose members work in their communities in the defense of human rights, on communal projects and environmental conservation, and in the provision of basic social needs. more...  2 Comments

Privatizers Stopped in Freiburg, Germany

Gerhard Hanloser | A plebesite prevented the privatization of communal housing in the planned sale of the Freiburg city center. 70.5% voted to keep the 7900 apartments in city ownership for the next three years. more...  0 Comments

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