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Green Party Fundraiser in Williamsburg

Mark Borino | Rock and Roll Fundraiser for Green Party Candidates Mark Borino and Rebecca White more...  0 Comments

Pier 57 Press Conference with Margarita Lopez

Eric Laursen, Yetta G. Kurland | City Council Member Lopez, National Lawyers Guild Demand Investigation Of Ny Police Use Of Pier 57 As Mass Detention Center Before, During Republican National Convention more...  0 Comments

Students Protest Coca-Cola

student | A group of activists at New York University turned the school's many Coke vending machines into mock crime scenes to protest Coke's human rights abuses in Columbia bottling plants and raise student awareness about the issue. more...  14 Comments

Mexican independent union leader speaks about anti-union violence and organizing in sweatshops

Columbia students against sweatshops | Aide Camanyo Duarte, the ex-Secretary General of the first independent union formed in garment maquiladora in Mexican history will speak about the courageous Kukdong labor struggle. more...  0 Comments

Il ministro Mirko Tremaglia: Povera Europa: i culattoni sono in maggioranza»

Mirko Tremaglia | In un comunicato ufficiale, il ministro Mirko Tremaglia dichiara (o delira): «Purtroppo Buttiglione ha perso. Povera Europa: i culattoni sono in maggioranza». more...  3 Comments

Indymedia to U.S., U.K., Swiss and Italian Authorities: "Hands Off Our Websites"

Indymedia Ahimsa Seizure Press WG | Evidence is beginning to mount that the authorities of at least four countries (Switzerland, Italy, U.K. and U.S.A.) are involved in last week's seizure of two of Indymedia's servers that brought down more than 20 of the Indymedia network's web sites and several internet radio streams. Indymedia has yet to receive any official statement or information about what the order entailed or why it was issued.

An FBI spokesperson, Joe Parris, confirmed to Agence France-Presse that the FBI issued a subpoena to the provider who hosted the Indymedia servers in the U.K., but that it was "on behalf of a third country." Daniel Zapelli, senior federal prosecutor for Geneva (Switzerland), confirmed that he has opened a criminal investigation into Indymedia coverage of the 2003 G8 Summit in Evian. Zapelli will provide details of that investigation at a press conference on Tuesday.

Federal prosecutor of Bologna (Italy) Marina Plazzi stated that she is investigating Italy Indymedia because it may "support terrorism." Plazzi says she will provide more information on Thursday, October 14th.

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Really, Really Free Market October 30th at St. Mark's Church

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Anarchy Is Not the Answer

Anarchy Is Not the Answer | Anarchy is not the answer for activists or independent media outlets that take their business of reform seriously. Independent Media groups and activists around the country (no matter how loosely organized) can not afford the luxury of either acting like, or being labeled, anarchists. Russell Reasons more...  18 Comments

RNC Mass Defense Needs Your Help

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situationist classic translated

NOT BORED! | just it time for its 30th anniversary, a classic situationist prank has been translated into English. more...  2 Comments

Mardi Gras: Made in China -- free documentary in Brooklyn

David Redmon | Mardi Gras: Made in China (62 mins) is showing at Pratt Institute on Oct 12 at 6pm in ENG 371 and Tillie's Coffee Shop on Oct 12 at 8pm more...  0 Comments

All European Based Websites May be Vulnerable

Sjoera Nas, Bits of Freedom* -Netherlands | Here's a study from the netherlands, which falls under the same legal umbrella as the UK and the rest of the EU. Under the European E-Commerce directive internet hosting providers risk liability for apparently illegal content from their customers. Once they are notified, they should take immediate action to block or remove the content. How serious are providers in the Netherlands about their responsibility for the online freedom of speech? Should providers first ask their customer to respond to an allegation, or does 'immediate' mean they have to first shoot and ask questions later? What if the complaint about an alleged infringement lacks legal grounds? more...  0 Comments

FBI INDYMEDIA Web-Server Seizure: Real Reason Is Private Lawsuit

C.L. Hallmark | Events this week in Geneva, Switzerland, will reveal that the FBI’s seizure of two Internet servers of Indymedia Web sites in England (!) was to provide evidence for a private lawsuit in Switzerland (!). A Swiss judge will receive a civil complaint on behalf of two Geneva undercover men who say they were wrongfully outted, insulted, and threatened on Indymedia. Indymedia observers have been baffled by the FBI seizure, since the post seems harmless. But there are other posts, presented here for the first time, that could be the real targets. more...  8 Comments

Research on copyright law, fair use, and free speech

Free Expression Policy Project | How do "Cease & Desist" Letters Affect Fair Use? Read the Free Expression Policy Project's preliminary report on the free-speech impact of the copyright industry's often threatening cease and desist letters. more...  0 Comments

1st Annual AFRiCAN AIDS AWARENESS FREE CONCERT - Tribute to FELA KUTi | 1st Annual AFRiCAN AIDS AWARENESS FREE CONCERT In Tribute to FELA ANiKULAPO KUTi, the Godfather of Afrobeat. more...  1 Comments

Racism, Leadership and the Future of WBAI

John Riley and Margareth Dominique | Cable TV show on WBAI struggle: Mon., 10pm Ch. 34, MNN (107RCN) and streaming Join John Riley and Margareth Dominique for the 2nd episode in "The Battle for Progressive Media" which looks at the WBAI Board discussion of a motion disassociating the board from racially inflammatory statements made by a board member more...  15 Comments

RNC Delegates Talk Culture War

Bennett Baumer | RNC delegates delve into the so-called culture war. more...  0 Comments

Swiss Prosecutor Behind Theft of UK IMC Server Identified

@ | An english translation of a Swiss news report which identifies the Swiss prosecutor who requested the seizure of Indymedia's servers. Someone should sue this free-speech-hating thug. more...  5 Comments

At Wells College Students protest trustee decision to go coed

Kelly Wallace | Almost 200 students (over half of the residential students at Wells) have taken over Macmillan, the main academic building at Wells College, located in Aurora New York. more...  5 Comments

Italian, Swiss Authorities Requested IMC Server Seizure

NYC IMC / Global Indymedia | More information continued to trickle out today regarding the October 7 seizure of Indymedia's servers.

The FBI acknowledged yesterday that a subpoena had been issued by a U.S. District Court and served by the FBI, but claimed it was at the request of Italian and Swiss authorities. "It is not an FBI operation," Bureau spokesman Joe Parris told the Agence France Press. [Good Analysis of the Cross Border Legal Issues From]

The reasons for the court order or who actually holds the servers now are still unknown to Indymedia, according to a statement on the Global IMC site.

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