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AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, APRIL 19TH, 2004. Today, over fifty environmental and social justice NGOs and other groups sent a letter of protest to the World Bank calling for the closure of its new emissions trading fund, The Prototype Carbon Fund.
The plan of the Israeli prime-minister Sharon for a partial withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories, also called the Sharon disengagement-plan, which is fully supported by the American president Bush, is a flagrant violation of International Law.
AI vincula a REPSOL con la AYUDA FINANCIERA a los PARAMILITARES COLOMBIANOS. Amnistía Internacional (AI) acusa al gobierno colombiano de haber convertido el departamento de Arauca en un laboratorio de pruebas de sus nuevas políticas de seguridad, que han incrementado las violaciones de derechos humanos y la impunidad, con el apoyo de EEUU y de las compañías petrolíferas que operan en la zona, incluida REPSOL YPF.
That’s right, MBC is serving it up in no other than true bitch style. The public launch of the MBC website draws in phenomenal crowds from locations, worldwide. MBC presents a fantastic merger of columnists to meet visitor and member demand for more, more, more!
New Jersey Anti-Racist Action is calling for a phone jam of the two hotels that we know the anti-choicers will be staying at. We are asking all people who believe in reproductive and sexual freedoms to take a few minutes out of their days (or nights) during the rest of the week, and let these hotels know that we do not appreciate their support of fascism, and that no one in the pro-choice movement will patronize their businesses when they obviously support a right-wing agenda.
Where the Revolutionary Left meets the Militias, 21.04.2004 21:49
The main reason we don't have a long term movement for change in this country is that we are taught to look at our country, its structures and its role in the world from a narrow perspective - that of a white, middle class - centrist. Then we are taught to instinctively break apart - to disassemble everything - or we chose to look at only the parts of this narrow worldview
Following are today's "war notes" as compiled at www.lunaville.org This is a good "conservative" source for "coalition casuality figures." All these killed and wounded are well confirmed. Actual loses are likely much higher. As of this time, 705 U.S. troops have died since the U.S. invaded Iraq in March 03. jamie
The young man across the table looks sad, but not as stressed as one might expect from a US Army deserter. Camilo Mejia served with a unit that crossed into Iraq just after the invasion and then, for five months, fought in the counterinsurgency war in the Sunni Triangle, where he says he was in firefights, killed people, almost got killed, helped torture prisoners and finally had his life saved by a small-scale mutiny. Now he is a declared conscientious objector who spent five months absent without leave, facing the wrath of US military justice.
Worcester, MA April 21, 2004--www.StopBushin2004.com, the central action center for defeating George W. Bush in the November Elections, today announced the publication of “Get Started: How You Can Help Defeat President Bush .” The 4,000 word essay is intended for all Americans who are disillusioned by President Bush and would like to lend a hand towards his removal. The essay includes information on what a citizen should do and know before taking political action, the minimum actions every citizen should take, and the five most important actions everyone can take.
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, 21.04.2004 15:06
CEP has launched an innovative electronic campaign to keep control of Petro-Canada at least partially in public hands. The Martin government announced in its budget that it wants to sell the 19% publicly owned stake in Canada's national petroleum company.
Afif Safieh (Posted by David James Vickery), 21.04.2004 12:24
[Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon has been dealing with the US and Britain as though they were his own banana republics. To his intransigence they constantly respond with abdication of responsibility and self inflicted impotence.
John Negroponte, currently US ambassador to the UN will soon direct the largest US embassy in the world as ambassador to Iraq. It's not surprising that he will be a major figure in the concluding chapters of our costly venture in Iraq: He was in it from the beginning.
There is a military draft coming in 2005. All young Americans should be alarmed, that their life is at risk like this. The Universal Military Training and Service Act of 2001 lays the groundwork for this new draft, which could be implemented as early as March 31st, 2005, and it calls for the draft to be ready for service within a period of 75 days. Listen closely. June 15th, 2005 could be the first activation of the military draft in over 30 years. Our government has already signed a treaty with both Mexico and Canada agreeing that they will not harbor draft dodgers, and will ship them back to America to be drafted, like sheep being led to slaughter.
Facing a chronic shortage of foreign troops for its illegal occupations, US President George Bush has decided to launch an international drive to boost the supply of available forces. The plans mainly target African nations to train and provide troops. Just the next step in the New World Order.
The following material is from a reporter with access to the White House and Presidential press briefings. Some of this material has surfaced before but only in small segments. If any of this is true and not the product of an unhappy person, we are all in serious trouble.
Since 1981, 150 former Italian Activists have been legally residing in France. Some of them are now being unfairly threatened with extradition to Italy where they would immediately be sent to prison. Sign a petition to let them reside in France!
"Everyone agrees that President George Bush's lobotomy has been a tremendous success. Dick Cheney, the vice-president, declared that he was fully satisfied with it from his point of view." Also find other war notes!
This article was written by Puerto Rican activist and member of the New England Committee to Defend Palestine Marta Rodriguez. In this article, she questions the efficacy of the antiwar movement's troop friendly slogans in affecting the conduct of American troops in the places they occupy, and the movement's ability to meet its obligations toward the peoples this country invades.
...other cost-saving measures could include eliminating the 14-year-old Environmental Affairs Department, with many of its services absorbed by the city Bureau of Sanitation. That plan has drawn fire from environmental advocates, who vow to pressure the council to reinstate the department. "You risk losing environmental priorities," said Martin Schlageter, Coalition for Clean Air energy program director.
These are not good news for the artists and families involved in presenting every year the ECO Maya Festival, a cultural call to protect the environment.