Multiple sources | September 15/16, 2005
The canadian government sez that their JTF-2 military hitsquad is in Afghanistan 'protecting the Free World from terrorism'. But we should all know that they're really there honing their skills and practicing to kill canadian workers should those dare to raise their heads and fists up to the bosses.
A series of short articles from mostly bourgeois sources.
INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL ON HAITI to be held on S23 (September 23) in Washington D.C. the day before the giant anti-war rally.
[img_assist|fid=44|thumb=1|alt=guantanamo] 13 September 2005, AP (via Al-Jazzera)
Nearly 40 more detainees have joined a hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for terrorist suspects, bringing the total to 128. Eighteen prisoners have been hospitalised, including 13 who are being tube fed, said spokesman for the detention centre Captain John Adams on Tuesday.
...Remember Neil Bush, and how he was implicated in the Savings and Loan (S&L) scandals, where innocent Americans' bank accounts were emptied out by tycoon investors, and the Feds just looked the other way? Or how about George Bush Sr.'s little "October Surprise?" That was the first time we saw the Bush family implicated in an illegally rigged election. And how about that farce of an election we saw GWBush rigging, with brother Jeb, and daddy Bush's old friend Rehnquist handing Little Georgie the reins? Remember the Iran-Contra affair? George Sr. was right in the thick of it. And remember, George Sr. was also the DIRECTOR of the C.I.A. before rigging his vice-presidency by seemingly making deals with Iranians to hold the American hostages longer than needed, so they could be released at the exact HOUR of the Reagan/Bush inauguration. And do not get me started on the Weapons of Mass Destruction or the heartless massacre of Americans on American soil, over money, class, and race, that happened after Hurricane Katrina....
GERMANY- The Munich Beer festival has banned alcopops (flavoured alcoholic beverages) and pop music to stop the event turning into a 'drunken orgy'.
CHINA- Farmers in the poor Chinese province of Shaanxi have been stealing oil from a state owned pipeline and carrying it off in large plastic bags.
Al Jazeera | 09 September 2005
US and British pilots whose bombs killed Iraqi civilians were murderers, and actions taken by those two countries during the invasion and occupation of Iraq amounted to terrorism, former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has said....Several British and US diplomats walked out in protest of Mahathir's broadside against their countries in a speech at a national conference in Kuala Lumpur on human rights on Friday.
By ERIC MARGOLIS - The most important news from Iraq last week was not the much ballyhooed constitutional pact by Shias and Kurds, nor the tragic stampede deaths of nearly 1,000 pilgrims in Baghdad.
The U.S. Air Force's senior officer, Gen. John Jumper, stated U.S. warplanes would remain in Iraq to fight resistance forces and protect the American-installed regime "more or less indefinitely." Jumper's bombshell went largely unnoticed due to Hurricane Katrina.
by Walter Lippmann | Sep. 03, 2005
Yesterday Fidel Castro spoke on Cuban television's nightly news magazine, the Mesa Redonda (Round Table) where he explained in detail the effors which Cuba's government made DISCRETELY to send 1100 doctors to New Orleans immediately. No response has yet been received from the United States government. Cuba has provided such assistance to many countries all over the world for many years.
Due to the blatant racism of the Katrina response, and the constant denials of this obvious racism by white people, I am running a Black Power Speech-A-Thon this Labor Day Weekend. From Sept. 3-5, 2005, I will be providing black power speeches for free downloads on my website at http://resist.ca/~kirstena. I will post a new speech every few hours Sat. - Mon. Nothing has gotten better, only worse, since the 1960's regarding American racism. So, to counteract this crap, I am going to be providing hard core black power speeches from the 1960's to wake America up! This is not a new problem. This is an INSTITUTIONALIZED problem. And Black Panthers had their fingers on this. Thus, this Labor Day, enjoy these speeches and share them. It is time to up this thing. Agitate, agitate, agitate..."A White Man's Heaven is a Black Man's Hell."
A series of demonstrations in the cities of Xanthi ( http://athens.indymedia.org/display.php?articleId=3321 ) and Komotini, followed by a march towards the "refugees reception center" in Vena ( http://athens.indymedia.org/display.php?articleId=3322 ), took place in the frame of the "Actions Against the Borders". Outside the detention center, the protestors had a violent conflict with the police ( videos: http://athens.indymedia.org/media_file.php?id=190&type=video | http://athens.indymedia.org/media_file.php?id=192&type=video ), while trying to get in. Finally, a group entered the place and managed to write down the names of the refugees, in order to submit asylum requests on behalf of them, while video-taping the place and the awful living conditions.
At the first day, during a demonstration across the Greek-Bulgarian borders ( http://athens.indymedia.org/display.php?articleId=3323 ), two vans were temporarily blocked on Bulgarian side. Finally, given the pressure by the demonstrators on the Greek side, they were allowed to cross the borders.
Photos from No Border Action (August 25-28, 2005) here:
Here you can find also more fotos from:
Klutch (BG): http://bulgaria.indymedia.org/newswire/display/4774/index.php
the bordercrossing: http://bulgaria.indymedia.org/newswire/display/4766/index.php
@ no-racism.net u can find reports from several noborder-camps and protests around the globe during the last years - in german and english:
@ no-racism.net finden sich berichte von verschiedenen grenzcamps und noborder-protesten weltweit während der letzten jahre - auf deutsch und englisch:
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National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada | August 11, 2005
At the steps of Vancouver's Japanese Embassy, Filipino women with children and babies in tow held signs which read: "Justice for our lolas (grandmothers) and all victims of sex trafficking!" Testimonies from comfort women survivors and solidarity messages from Canadian, Korean and Filipino communities were declared as part of the global day of action for justice for comfort women.
The first summit of indigenous peoples, also sponsored by the Canadian
government under the theme ''Indigenous Peoples Connecting to the New
Economy,'' took place in Ottawa in March 2001 three weeks before the third
Summit of the Americas, held that year in Quebec City.
Many indigenous organizations from across the continent are in
disagreement with the planned official indigenous summit in Buenos Aires,
which they see as being manipulated by the Canadian government. These groups
have decided to organize a more independent indigenous summit in Mar del
Plata (420 kilometers to the south on the Atlantic coast) on Oct. 30 and
Nov. 1, three days prior to the presidents' summit.
Political protests in the middle of summer mix heat and adrenaline in what can be a deadly combination. Protests hold different demands than normal heat environments...Preparing for the heat with a protest environment in mind, will relieve the pressure on street medics who often get overwhelmed treating heat illnesses, and will give you more energy, and less discomfort, during protests in summer.