Confronting a Factory Farm Guide Launched
The Beyond Factory Farming Coalition is pleased to announce that the Citizens’ Guide to Confronting a Factory Farm: A Handbook for Protecting Your Community is now available online. The guide is a tool for grassroots community groups to use when organizing against the introduction of a factory farm into their community, or when an already existing factory farm is causing factory sized problems.
When the situation requires blockades and tree sits, forest activists need to know which strategies work. That’s why training is so crucial...“Whatever the moral and ethical issues of direct action, there’s very important tactical issues. If people don’t know how to do this stuff, they come to confrontations unprepared. And if we’re not prepared, the police take us to jail.”
U.S. President George W. Bush hopes to debunk a few negative misconceptions about post-9/11 North America when he arrives in Canada for a two-day summit this August.
This is an appeal for the residents of Oaxaca, Mexico. Information on how to make a donation is available at the end of the article.
A call-out to anarchists interested in sharing our living history, ideas, debates and vision via a new program to educate and build understanding of the diverse voices and tendencies within anarchist struggles globally.
A 35-year-old gay Iranian is on a hunger strike in a U.K. jail to protest a deportation order that will send him back to Iran. Saeed Faraji was arrested by British immigration police on April 20...The Home Office refused his asylum request on the grounds that he could not prove that homosexuals are subjected to "torture, inhumane or degrading treatment" in Iran.
On Monday, April 23, a delegation of members and allies of No One Is Illegal-Vancouver occupied the Canadian Border Services Agency office to demand a meeting with Citizenship and Immigration Minister Diane Finley and her local representatives, and to bring forward demands for migrant justice directly to those offices that quietly ruin the lives of individuals through detentions and deportations.
What would we say if an American institution, holding a seventh of all the land in the United States, adopted statutes that allowed it to sell or rent land only to White Anglo-Saxon Protestants?...We would not believe it. And it is, indeed, impossible...But that's the way things are in Israel...In this situation, 20 [per cent] of the citizens of Israel are denied the right to buy a home in large parts of the country, while this right is enjoyed by Jews living in Brooklyn and Odessa.
John Bowden is an anarchist and former member of the Angry Brigade who famously brought explosive direct action to the streets of Britain in the late 1960s / early 70s. A long-term prison resister, he has spent most of his life behind bars, including 25 years of a ‘Life’ sentence. During that time he has written extensively and eloquently about his own experiences and the conditions of others...
What started as a one-week campout on Vancouver Island in 1999 has grown to include more than 800 people and 75 workshops on tree-sitting techniques, blockade tactics, indigenous rights and campaigns, herbal first aid, green anarchy, and more. Operating on a shoestring budget – in some years, no budget at all – a few volunteers put on an event that participants call "amazing."
The history of the American legal system is scarred with instances of injustice...Add to this list the case of Gary Tyler, convicted of murder at the age of 16...[A]t the time of his 1975 conviction, he was the nation's youngest death-row inmate. The spotlight dimmed when his sentence was commuted to life without the possibility of parole in 1977...Tyler, now 48, is living out his days in Louisiana's notorious Angola prison.
Since the Haudonausaunee of Six Nations reclaimed Douglas Creek Estates, some 30 indigenous people have been charged by the settler-colony of Canada in relation to the Reclamation. Chris Hill is one of the latest to be charged...Since January 3rd, he has been sitting in Barton Street Jail in Hamilton, Ontario where he is locked up for 18 hours a day.
The G8 circus is coming to Heiligendamm, (Germany). As recent summits have moved to more remote areas, we have felt our strength decline, mainly because they increasingly control the playground and everything around it. In Seattle, Prague and Genoa our strengths were in being inventive and surprising the police. This allowed us the freedom to stage effective direct actions and disrupt the summits. The time has come to seize back the initiative.
Montreal Call to Action: International Day Against Police Brutality, March 15
As women we are very familiar with being blamed for our own victimization -- the woman who was raped "asked for it", what was she doing out there anyway? Why was she dressed like that? Milia Abrar, who was murdered in Montreal in 1998, had challenged traditions: she asked for it. The missing women, mostly Indigenous sisters, along the 'Highway of Tears' asked for it. The women at École Polytechnique asked for it. The woman whose partner killed her asked for it. The women who were brutalized by the police on 8th March asked for it!
Vicente Fox Not Welcome in Vancouver: Vancouver-Based Human Rights Organizations Denounce and Oppose former Mexican President’s presence and talk on leadership at Power Within event.
March 7, 2007 (Vancouver) – Major international and Mexican human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have documented an extensive list of human rights abuses committed under the presidency of Vicente Fox. These include organized rape and sexual assault campaigns by state forces against the women of San Salvador Atenco and Oaxaca, and systemic negligence, corruption and torture in dealing with a situation in which more than 400 women and girls have been brutally murdered in the cities of Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua.