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Announcement :: Environment & Food

Earth First! Organizers Conference 2005 February 19-22 Southern Arizona

earth first.jpgEF! North America organizes two gatherings a year: the Summer Round River Rendezvous, which is more of a jamboree and orientation to EF!, and the Organizers’ Conference and Winter Rendezvous- a strategy and organizing event. We hope that folks will arrive on Friday afternoon and stay until Monday’s day of action.
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Alternative Media : Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth

UFCW Targets Albertsons and Safeway over Health Care

Join grocery workers to defend our community from massive healthcare cuts.
 

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Commentary :: Labor & Economics

The Nationalisation of VENEPAL: What does it signify?

Hands Off Venezuela Campaign
 

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News :: Resistance & Tactics

26 CITIES PROTEST J-20

Even in the middle of January, thousands of Americans find it necessary to voice their dissent towards the Bush Administration.
 

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Inaugurate the People

More than 400 protestors turned out in Santa Cruz for a march and rally to coincide with the 2nd inauguration of George W. Bush as President of the United States. People gathered on the steps of the Santa Cruz County Courthouse and heard musicians and speakers, before collectively taking an oath of office as President Pro-Tem of the United States. Since no bible's were on hand, a copy of Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" was used.

Soon after, the crowd made its way to the Town Clock, site of the Collateral Damage statue, where a number of drummers and other musicians performed. Speakers there cited a need for better health care, slammed Bush's environmental record, and called for an end to the US military occupation of Iraq. George McGovern, former South Dakota Senator and the Democrat Party's presidential candidate in 1972, addressed the crowd, and said members of the Bush Administration are masters of fear and deception.

Audio: FRSC: Inaugration Demonstration call-ins
Photos: Counter-Inauguration pix, part 1 I part 2
Video: Freedom, January 20, Santa Cruz
Audio: Counter-inauguration protest wrap
Photo: Lady Liberty at the Town Clock
 

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Santa Cruz IMCistas Report from D.C.

Local activists danielsan & brian went to Washington D.C. to provide alternative news and information about the actions and events coinciding with the coronation of King George II. Among the tactics used to dispatch news out of our nations occupied Capitol were phone calls to free radio santa cruz as well as publishing serveral articles on santa cruz indymedia's open publishing newswire.

They attended a Code Pink action where chapters from across the country organized a chilly welcome for attendees of the Gold and Boots Ball the night before the Coronation, greeting fur-and-heel-wearing, cowboy themed tuxedo couples and corporate gentry with Hallibacon, snout-wearing well-wishers, and stacks of cash with everyone's favorite Dick printed on them. [ read more and view photos ]

danielsan & brian also attended a Black Block March to the security perimiter as the official Inaugural Parade began. Several skirmishes with police resulted and the march was turned back from the security perimeter. Smaller groups eventually broke through the fence, burned some pieces of red, white, and blue cloth, clashed with pepper sprayering riot cops, and mingled with lines and lines of Bush supporters waiting to get through security. [ read more and view photos ]

One of the most fun and creative actions of the week might have been the Backbone Campaign's trip to the Democratic National Headquarters in Washington D.C. A huge spine wound its way to the national headquarters of the Democratic Party the day after the Unauguration, a special delivery that recieved no notice from the office-bound democrats. Activists from all over the country carried the spine, singing (to the tune of that Hip Bone song--you know, "the hip bone's connected to the.... thigh bone"). I think it's called "Dry Bones" [ read more and view photos ]

[ Code Pink I Inaguration Media Coalition I Counter-Inaugural I Infoshop I Backbone Campaign I DC Indymedia ]
 

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News :: Government & Elections

Democrats get a spine!

spine - 5.JPGOne of the most fun and creative actions of the week might have been the Backbone Campaign's trip to the Democratic National Headquarters in Washington D.C.
 

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News :: Government & Elections : Peace & War : Police State : Resistance & Tactics

Black Block March in D.C.

Photos from an unpermitted Anarchist convergence and March to the security perimiter as the official Inaugural Parade began
 

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News :: Government & Elections : Peace & War : Womyn

Code Pink Coronation Actions

Code Pink chapters nationwide gathered in Washington D.C. this week to protest Bush Regime policies that threaten all of us. With typical flair and humor, Women For Peace attracted participants and press coverage at several events.
 

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News :: Peace & War

Military Violence in Highland West Papua

Latest news about a military operation that has been ongoing since last August. This hasn't gone out in the mainstream media.
 

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