"If you have ever read an Indymedia site, posted to the newswire, or made a comment, then please consider: this incident is not an attack on Indymedia, it is an attack on you. Indymedia volunteers are few in number, and we don't produce much content compared to what is produced by the hundreds of thousands of people who have contributed to the sites over the last five years. The FBI has stolen an irreplaceable piece of our collective history. Worse, they have made a direct attack on an important component of the global movement against neoliberalism, a part that carries messages to and from the different parts of our body politic without the need for the authoritarian brain of a Central Committee to tell us how to move."
Financial times |
October 8, 2004 |
So now we know for certain. Ariel Sharon's plan to "disengage" from the Gaza Strip is a gambit to freeze
the Middle East peace process indefinitely, hang on to
nearly all the Israeli settlements in the occupied West
Bank, deny the Palestinians a state, and set aside
forever the future of 4m Palestinian refugees, the
status of occupied Arab east Jerusalem and where
Israel's final borders are to be drawn.
Deh Cho Urges Gas Companies to Back First Nations'
Quest for Voice in Pipeline Project
"This situation must come to an end, or it will spread," says Jaleel Abaidy, a spokesman for the Baghdad city government. "These people must understand that they have no right to live there." Abaidy says that he has taken steps to have the courts authorize evictions.
The recent elections in Afghanistan are being touted by the Bush Administration and corporate media as a victory for ordinary Afghans. The following two articles, from Counterpunch and Znet respectively, offer an alternative to all the dishonest and hypocritical rhetoric about bringing "democracy" and "freedom" to Afghanistan.
By Adam Welch, Motor Transport Workers IU 530 Organizing Committee - Published in the Industrial Worker, October 2004
More than 200 Stockton owner-operator truckers working out of the rail yards in California's Central Valley have joined the IWW since July and won several victories. In the past few weeks the union has successfully worked to reverse two IWW members' life-time banishments from the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe rail yard and negotiated a favorable settlement of a strike at the 11-driver Patriot trucking company.
More than 200 protesters were arrested on charges of loitering and disobeying orders Saturday during a peaceful demonstration against the annual Columbus Day parade in downtown Denver.
The Ehattesaht First Nation on Vancouver Island's west coast says it has closed but not blockaded a road through this tiny community to logging trucks as a matter of safety
Vancouver Island logging operations affected by road closures
Canadian social activists co-found new federal political party
The Cosmopolitan Party of Canada is seeking Community Political Representatives who are passionate and articulate about social justice and/or environmental protection issues.
A small group of thinking men and women convened at Rutgers University last month to consider how order theory -- a branch of abstract mathematics that deals with hierarchical relationships -- could be applied to the war on terror.
Reacting to a federal report blasting Indian jails as a "national disgrace,"
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., introduced legislation last week designed to
provide money for maintenance, repair and replacement of prisons on U.S.
ottawa.cbc | Oct 8 2004
OTTAWA - Ottawa's needle exchange program has been given the go-ahead to distribute other drug paraphernalia.
A city committee has approved the distribution of crack pipes, tourniquets and aluminum caps used to heat drug mixtures.
YELLOWKNIFE - Months of speculation ended Thursday morning when Imperial Oil filed its applications to build the proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline.
CBC | Sun, 10 Oct 2004
MONTREAL - An innocent man released from death row and two world celebrities were among the hundreds of social activists to march Saturday against capital punishment, still practised in 66 countries.