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Puerto Rico se respeta: Fuera FBI

Alvin R. Couto &amp; Subcomunicador Insurgente, 28.02.2006 00:00

Puerto Rico se respeta: Fuera FBI

El consenso generalizado entre quienes han rechazado la escalada imperialista contra los movimientos de liberación social en Puerto Rico, es que no habrá colaboración con las autoridades federales. Esto, como un acto más de resistencia, y un llamado a fortalecer en todos los frentes la militancia organizada, y una campaña activa de comunicación y educación popular.

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Además- 'NO HA LUGAR' los cargos contra los estudiantes arrestados en Aguadilla | A protestar en el 10K | Comunicado del EPB refutando acusaciones del FBI | Mural UPR-Aguadilla | FBI amenaza con “barrer con los independentistas” | UPR-RP: Realizan mural en denuncia a intervención imperialista en hogares puertorriqueños | Qué hacer cuando el FBI te hostiga | Piquete frente al Tribunal Federal | Fuerza Bruta Imperialista allana hogar de compañera, militantes boricuas le dan lo suyo

Info relacionada: El lunes 16 de enero, conmemorativo del natalicio de Martin Luther King, la Coordinadora Nacional Rompiendo el Perímetro convocó una combativa protesta contra el FBI en la ciudad de Ponce. Cientos de activistas portaban carteles y lucían camisas que indicaban "Se busca FBI por asesinato". [ver más]



Fórum em Defesa dos Direitos Indígenas acusa Governo Federal de desmantelar política indigenista

Indymedia Brasil, 27.02.2006 15:09

O Fórum em Defesa dos Direitos Indígenas Brasileiros(FDDI), em conjunto com a Associação Brasileira de Antropologia, o Instituto Socioambiental, a Comissão Pró-Yanomami, o Conselho Indígena de Roraima (CIR), a Coordenação das Organizações Indígenas da Amazônia Brasileira (COIAB), o Conselho Indigenista Missionário (CIMI) e outras entidades, publicou no dia 17 de fevereiro um documento onde são repudiados atos do Governo Federal de "intencional desmantelamento da política indigenista com flagrantes violações dos direitos consagrados dos povos indígenas".

O documento aponta contra o Governo Brasileiro "a desastrosa execução das ações de saúde, com um número assustador de mortes já amplamente divulgado pela mídia nacional e internacional, e a falta de reconhecimento e implementação de uma educação escolar indígena verdadeiramente diferenciada, a paralisia dos processos de reconhecimento de terras indígenas".

O FDDI encerra o documento reforçando todas as reivindicações do Abril Indígena e chamando a solidariedade internacional contra o que qualifica como "cenário genocida".

LEIA O DOCUMENTO NA ÍNTEGRA | Acampamento Terra Livre conclui as mobilizações do Abril Indígena

EDITORIAIS SOBRE A QUESTÃO INDÍGENA:
De que lado estará Mércio Gomes? | "Hoje me senti caçado" (Aracruz/ES) | A luta por Nhanderu Marangatu | Terena recorrem na justiça e despejo é adiado | Guarani Kaiowá protestam por justiça em Dourados - MS | | Guarani Kaiowa vão resistir às ameaças dos latifundiários de Mato Grosso do Sul | Indígenas desocupam sede da Funasa em Vitória/ES depois de 30 horas | Indígenas (des)ocupam sede da FUNASA em Roraima | Índio é assassinado em Mato Grosso do Sul | Etnia indígena está sendo dizimada no MT | Povo Krenak obstrui ferrovia Vitória-Minas | Aldeia indígena destruída pela Polícia Federal e pela Aracruz Celulose

Para maiores informações acesse Indymedia Brasil



State of Emergency in the Philippines

Manila and QC Indymedia, 25.02.2006 17:59

Police use water cannons against demonstrators A local newspaper was closed; peaceful protesters were violently dispersed, mass arrests of political dissent and curtailment of basic democratic rights were indiscriminately violated as President Arroyo proclaimed a State of Emergency yesterday afternoon.

Proclamation no. 1017 is a President’s declaration of State of Emergency that believed to be an order to take a direct totalitarian control to suppress political dissent against the regime. The proclamation was declared during the middle of commemorating the 1986 People Power anniversary after she assessed the national situation, saying that the Left, Right and Center is, "in tactical alliance and engaged in a concerted and systematic conspiracy to bring down the duly constituted government elected in May 2004."

President Arroyo was accused of rigging the 2004 elections that maintained her seat of power. She was also the sole authority who raised taxes of basic necessities, assassination of media persons and radical political personalities, cuddles gambling lords, and protects Military Generals who were accused of corruption. These acts of the President foiled unrest among the common masses, rank-in-file military soldiers and junior officers who called upon to oust her regime. Opposition politicians also joined the call to unseat the President from power.

Other Articles:
Quezon City Indymedia
A State Of Emergency has been imposed in the Philippines!
GMA Resurrects Marcos, Betrays Spirit of EDSA
APL Denounces State of Emergency and Brutal Dispersal of Rally
Randy David, Ronald Llamas, Argee Guevarra Arrested
End State of Emergency



Workers' rights abolished; strikes and factory occupations in Greece

Athens, 23.02.2006 14:09

Sailors' strikes; recruitment and clashes

Last week the sailors went on strike, blocking all the ports of Greece. The effort of the ship-owners to ban the strike failed, since it was judged legal by the Court. According to the decision of the Nationwide Sailors' Federation, the strike will go on till Friday.

Solidarity statements

Wednesday 22/2: The tension increased early in the morning, when the Ministry of Commercial Sailing announced a recruitment of the sailors who were on strike. Dozens of unions, federations, student-unions, organisations, groups, collectives and people all over the country, mobilized immediately, in order to make solidarity actions to the sailors on strike. Clashes with the riot police using tear-gas, occurred in Peireaus port. There was a roadblock set-up on Iroon Polytehniou and Stachtouri str. , preventing trucks from accessing the port. Update from Patra port.

Thursday 23/2: Public call for keeping on the sailors' struggle since 6am. Several sorts of employees walk-out in solidarity. The Sailors' Federation decided to pause the strike on Thursday 6pm

Factory occupied in Thessaloniki

The Industry of Phosphor Fertilizers has been occupied by the employees since the 12th of January, after the decision of the Emporiki and National Banks to close it out. The employees had a a march in Thessaloniki centre, while solidarity actions took place in Patra, Athens 1,2, Xanthi and Komotini.

During their protests, the employees had to face legal prosecutions and oppression.



Occupation d'un chantier de prison pour mineur·e·s

of-fence, 20.02.2006 20:38

Depuis le lundi 20 février 2006 au matin, plusieurs dizaines de personnes occupent le chantier de construction du futur Établissement Pénitentiaire pour Mineur·e·s (E.P.M.), à Orvault (en banlieue de Nantes, France).

Une partie des occupant·e·s sont installé·e·s dans les arbres et y ont établi quatre cabanes, pendant que d'autres assurent un soutien au sol. L'action vise à empêcher la construction de cette nouvelle prison, les arbres occupés devant être coupés pour que commence le chantier.

Le 20 octobre dernier, une première manifestation contre l'EPM avait eue lieu (voir compte-rendu), lors de laquelle les quelques 200 manifestant·e·s présent·e·s avaient envahi le chantier, accroché des banderoles sur le périphérique, et arraché l'ensemble des piquets topographiques, afin de retarder la construction.

Mises-à-jour:

  • 2006-02-22: en solidarité avec l'occupation des arbres, une grue appartenant à Bouygues (plus gros constructeur de prisons et centres de rétention en France) est occupée à Nantes, et le GIPN intervient pour y mettre fin. Tou·te·s les participant·e·s ont été arrêté·e·s par la police. Les gens se trouvant au sol ont été relâchés après 1h passée au commissariat et un contrôle d'identité, tandis les six occupant·e·s de la grue ont été placé·e·s en garde à vue pendant 9 heures pour "opposition par voie de fait à l'execution de travaux publiques".
  • 2006-02-21: la police nationale est arrivée en force, et a repoussé les personnes se trouvant au sol jusqu'à l'entrée du chantier, laissant les occupant·e·s des arbres sans soutien. Le groupe a pu partir sans contrôle d'identité.
  • 2006-02-20: police & médias étaient présents. La police a appelé des renforts, mais n'est pas intervenue, et est finalement repartie. La construction du camp s'est poursuivie, malgré une pluie et un froid persistants.


Ci-dessous, le texte explicatif du pourquoi de cette action...

Liens: photos - Nantes Indymedia (dernières nouvelles) - Appel-pétition contre l'EPM - graffitis de solidarité à Barcelone - L'Envolée, journal sur les prisons - "Prisons, justice, répression" sur infokiosques.net



International protests against Shell

20.02.2006 01:28

Stop the Shell Pipeline! Protests have taken place in Ireland, England, Scotland and Sweden to publicise the campaign ahead of the re-opening of Rossport Solidarity Camp, a protest camp supporting a community based struggle against Shell in the West of Ireland. On Friday 17th there was a Rossport Solidarity Demo in Liverpool, a critical mass style bike ride and occupation of Shell garages happened on Saturday in Nottingham [picture reports 1 | 2] and in north London London Rising Tide organised a blockade of a Shell garage which was closed for four hours [reports 1, 2]. All this coincided with a Rossport Solidarity Camp speaking tour of Scotland and England. Meanwhile in Ireland, the doors to Shell's main offices in Dublin were D locked shut, there was also a blockade of a Statoil garage in Cork and two solidarity meetings.

In Rossport Irish residents & supporters continue to obstruct the building of a dangerous gas pipeline. Last year five men from Rossport were jailed for contempt of court for refusing to obey the High Court order not to interfere with the construction of the Corrib gas pipeline. They were expected to be back at the High Court also on Friday 17th, potentially facing more time in jail. In November '05 the Rossport Five were released after 94 days in jail.



Movimento pelo Passe Livre Aracaju ocupa Superintendência de Transportes e Trânsito

16.02.2006 19:21

Desde a tarde do dia 14 de fevereiro nove militantes do Movimento pelo Passe Livre (MPL) Aracaju (Sergipe - Brasil) ocupam a sede da Superintendência de Transportes e Trânsito (SMTT) do município em protesto contra a recusa do órgão de convocar uma audiência pública para discutir abertamente as tarifas de ônibus com todo o povo. O superintendente, Bosco Mendonça, se recusou a convocar a audiência pública argumentando que o povo já estaria esclarecido em todas as questões do transporte.

O MPL Aracaju pede que as pessoas sensíveis à causa compareçam à SMTT levando comida e apoio ao grupo de estudantes.

LEIA MAIS: MPL-Aju ocupa sede da SMTT | Deixe seu recado para a SMTT



Policia suiço em risco de prisão por quase ter morto activistas em Evian

agualva, 18.02.2006 01:47

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Em Maio de 2003, um grupo de afinidade bloqueou a Ponte de Aubonne com o intuito de impedir que uma delegação do G8 chegasse à Cimeira de Evian. A policia cortou a corda onde se suspendiam dois activistas e quase provocou a sua morte. Agora o policia que cortou a corda e o seu superior estão em tribunal. De 13 a 15 de Fevereiro três juizes presidiram ao julgamento. Mais de 25 testemunhas juntamente com os chefes da policia e activistas foram ouvidos no tribunal de Nyon. Os policias foram acusados por danos corporais graves e negligência. Martin Shaw caiu de uma altura de cerca de 25 metro fracturando a bacia, a omoplata e um pé. Não obstante as numerosas intervenções cirúrgicas a que foi submetido nunca conseguirá uma recuperação completa. A acusação inclui também os danos corporais causados ao segundo activista envolvido na queda, Gesine Wenzel que sofreu de distúrbio de stress pós traumático grave durante mais de um ano.

Este julgamento é o resultado de três anos de pressões públicas e legais depois de um primeiro juiz que investigou tendenciosamente os acontecimentos ter decidido o arquivamento do caso. Na Suíça, a policia geralmente beneficia de um alto grau de impunidade que assenta em complicados mecanismos legais de natureza burocrática. Não obstante muitos queixas terem sido feitas contra policias, esta é a primeira vez em mais de vinte anos, que agentes são acusados em tribunal. O veredicto será anunciado Sexta-feira, 17 de Fevereiro pelas 11.45 da manhã.

O Colectivo da Ponte de Aubonne divulgou um comunicado de natureza política onde reconhece a contradição inerente ao prosseguir com um processo legal num sistema judicial ao qual não reconhece legitimidade, mas explicou as razões desta decisão. Elas prendem-se com a necessidade de desafiar a impunidade das forças policiais, lançar alguma luz sobre a farsa da democracia liberal e mostrar a incompetência e brutalidade de que a policia é capaz.

O julgamento está a decorrer ao mesmo tempo que em Itália 29 oficiais de policia estão também a responder em tribunal por uma série de actos de violência contra os manifestantes durante a cimeira do G8 em Génova.

Links: Campanha de Solidariedade Aubonne Bridge | Veja os vídeos da acção | Pig Brother: Compilação de informações sobre a brutalidade da policia na Suíça | Rede dos Activistas Feridos | Mais informações sobre os julgamentos em Génova



South African University Strikes Against Corporatisation

IMC-SOUTH AFRICA, 13.02.2006 20:35

Students, workers, shack dwellers and academics at South Africa’s largest teaching university, the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), are now in their 6th day of a militant strike against corporatisation. Thousands have marched under the banners of education for all, decent working conditions and academic freedom. One of the university’s five campuses is under heavily armed police occupation and serious clashes between police and strikers look increasingly likely.

Previous attempts to arrest the rapid corporatisation of the university have been dealt with brutally. In 2000 a student, Michael Makhabane, was shot dead by police in a peaceful protest against the exclusion of poor students. No action has ever been taken against the police offer responsible. In 1996 a mass strike was crushed when then vice-chancellor, Marcus Ballintulo, invited white paramilitaries onto campus ‘to restore order’.

The strike currently underway has specifically targeted the ongoing exclusion of poor students from the university, the super exploitation of workers and contract academic staff, attempts to evict shack dwellers living on the campus and various forms of corporate authoritarianism. These include the exclusion of unions from decision making structures, attempts by the university management to intimidate staff supporting radical social movements off the campus, the subordination of research agendas to the demands of big business, the World Bank and donor agencies and the banning of radical academic Ashwin Desai. Desai was fired and banned from the university after leading the 1996 strike. That banning was lifted in 2003 and no longer has any legal standing. Yet the vice-chancellor, Malegepuru Makgoba, unilaterally rebanned Desai from the university in later 2005 fearing that he would again lead protests against corporatisation. In fact there is a whole new generation of union activists willing to organise against corporatisation. But the banning led to protests from the respected Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, radical intellectuals like Noam Chomsky, Antonio Negri and Naomi Klein and massive international campaign for academic freedom. A number of academic associations in Africa are contemplating a boycott of UKZN. Makgoba’s response has been to accuse Chomsky of 'dementia' and to claim that academics organising against corporatisation are 'lazy'.



South America's largest squatted highrise building is under threat.

09.02.2006 18:02

The "Prestes Maia", by far the largest squatted highrise building on the South American continent, is under threat of eviction. With its 468 families, accounting for more than 1600 previously homeless people, including children, elderly and disabled, the building will shortly be returned to its 'lawful' owner, Mr. Hamuche & Co., who in the last 15 years of 'ownership' accumulated a debt in municipal taxes of some 5 million reais (approx. 2.2 million dollars / 2.1 million euros), which is more than the building is worth. This enormous debt, together with long years of abandonment, should well justify (even according to law) a claim for the building to become public property by the local municipality, but nevertheless will be returned to its owner, putting hundreds of people back onto the streets.

The 468 families, united in the Downtown Roofless Movement (Movimento Sem Teto do Centro or MSTC) of São Paulo, have lived in the 22-storey highrise since 2002. The building had simply been closed down for years and left in deplorable condition, serving as shelter for rats and cockroaches, as is the case of many buildings in downtown São Paulo. The new residents cleaned out tonnes of rubbish and litter (200 trucks to be exact!), organized it, expelled drugs and other criminal bosses always there to take advantage, turning it into an exciting and lively human dwelling.

Last January 27th, the family's representatives met with the police authorities in charge of the forthcoming eviction. During the meeting, it was made clear that the action will take place somewhere between the 15th and 21st of February -- an exact date was not given for 'strategic' reasons – and that the troops will be 'prepared for the worst'. Yesterday, february 7th, the residents of Prestes Maia’s building block the street in front of the occupation. They stayed there for almost 2 hours. This act was an attempt to bring more attention to the situation of the residents and to the possible eviction, scheduled to take place next week.

Sign the petition against the eviction!

Articles:
Social cleaning operations will expropriate real property in São Paulo’s downtown [pt] | São Paulo´s Mayor promotes social hygiene operation in downtown [en] | Prestes Maia Av 911: the last big occupation in Sao Paulo’s downtown will be evicted [pt]

Pictures:
Protest at the city hall against the eviction: 1 | 2
Blockade in the Prestes Maia’s avenue: 1 | 2 | 3

Áudio of the blockade: 1 | 2 | 3

For more information check out Indymedia Brasil.



74 Poor Filipinos Die in Stampede

07.02.2006 17:39

PASIG CITY, PHILIPPINES -- At least seventy-four persons, mostly poor elderly women, perished and more than 300 others were injured Saturday (Feb. 4) in a stampede of people joining the first anniversary of a popular TV game show.

The stampede reportedly broke out at around 6:30 am as thousands pressed towards the iron gates of a stadium, venue of contests and raffles of big cash prizes including two million pesos. Most of the casualties, who have stayed in front of the gates for days in order to be able to join the game show's contests, were crushed to their death.

The tragedy brought the nation into mourning and renewed calls for immediate and long-term measures to address poverty. TV network ABS-CBN is under fire for its negligence and exploitation of the poor.

Arkibong Bayan (People's Archive) Photos of Feb. 6 Mass and Demonstration for Justice | CPP Spokesperson Commander Roger Rosal's statement on the Pasig City Tragedy



Resistência contra o Fórum Econômico Mundial

alexzapa, 05.02.2006 04:47

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O Fórum Econômico Mundial , uma fundação na qual sua sociedade consiste em chefes executivos das mais ricas corporações do mundo, alguns líderes politicos nacionais (presidentes, primeiro ministros e outros), e uma seleção de intelectuais e jornalistas, se encontraram na semana passada no refúgio de Davos nas montanhas Suiças. Essa instituição neo-liberal tem sido um ponto focal dos movimentos anti-capitalistas extra-parlamentares na Suiça durante os últimos anos

A um descentralizado Dia de Ação em 21 de Janeiro observou-se eventos anti-WEF (FEM) em uma dúzia de municípios com centenas de pessoas participando em ações militantes e criativas. Ativistas estenderam-se do ‘Reclaim the Streets’ para a rua do teatro, manifestações e reuniões públicas. Ativistas militantes jogaram bombas de tinta 1 | 2 ] em bancos e atacaram algumas construções com explosão. Em Lugano, 200 ‘amigos do FEM’ tomaram as ruas para 'celebrar o capitalismo. 300 pessoas protestaram contra o FEM e o fechamento de uma fábrica em Reconvilier. 2500 pessoas tomaram as ruas em Basel contra o FEM, guerras imperialista, repressão e capitalismo em 28 de janeiro.



Preso político do governo interino, padre sofre de leucemia

26.01.2006 17:16

Em julho de 2005, ao voltar de um protesto contra o golpe de Estado e a ocupação no Haiti em frente à embaixada brasileira de Miami, o padre Gerard Jean Juste foi surpreendido no aeroporto em Porto Príncipe: acusado de “conspirar contra o governo”, foi detido pela Polícia Nacional na capital haitiana. Após ser solto, poucos dias depois, no dia 21 foi preso novamente, desta vez acusado de matar um jornalista. O assassinato ocorreu enquanto Jean Juste ainda estava em Miami, o que descartou qualquer possibilidade de continuação do processo. A organização Human Rights First iniciou uma campanha pela libertação imediata Jean Juste, coletadando até 1.053 assinaturas.

A razão pela qual Juste foi preso está ligada ao seu trabalho como ativista dos direitos humanos e opositor à ocupação político-militar idealizada pelos EUA e França e administrada pelo Brasil, desde fevereiro de 2004. Juste é um dos principais apoiadores do Lavalas, partido do presidente deposto Jean Bertrand Aristide, e demonstrava interesse em se candidatar às eleições que serão realizadas no dia 7 de fevereiro. Enquanto estiver preso não poderá concorrer.



Testemunhas Exigem a Verdade em Gênova

bamzin, 24.01.2006 20:25

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No dia 11 de Janeiro a inquirição de testemunhas recomeçou na corte para o julgamento contra os policiais que invadiram a escola Dias no dia 21 de Julho de 2001, no final dos protestos contra o G8 em Gênova.

Durante as 19ª e 20ª inquirições, que aconteceram respectivamente nos dias 11 e 19 de Janeiro, várias testemunhas inglesas relembraram suas experiências na escola Diaz e no Centro de Mídia em frente.

Atualizações Equipe de Suporte Legal:Inglês | Espanhol | Francês | Alemão



Secret Grand Jury investigations have led to indictments of 12

24.01.2006 03:50

The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a 65-count indictment on January 20, 2006 alleging that 12 people were involved in Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF) activities in the United States spanning five years from 1996 to 2001. As a result of the Grand Jury investigation in Eugene, Oregon, the suspects have been charged in 17 arson and sabotage attacks on federal and private facilities in five states. No one was harmed in any of the incidents. Ongoing grand juries in San Diego and San Francisco are also targeting environmentalists and animal rights defenders.

The nation-wide sweep of arrests, dubbed “Operation Backfire”, has been declared by the FBI as a major hit to environmentalists and animal rights activists who engage in destruction of property as a means to defend wilderness and lives of animals. However, many suspect that the string of arrests falls in line with decades-long FBI covert intelligence operations aimed at disrupting and discrediting political movements. Part of COINTELPRO and other intelligence agendas, the FBI has been engaged in domestic surveillance activities and have been falsely targeting political activists since the 1960s.

Background: Portland: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | | Indybay: 1 | 2 | 3 | | NYC: 1 | | Arizona

Support Sites: www.supportdaniel.org | www.supportchelsea.org | www.freedarren.org | friends of suzanne | www.supportkevintubbs.org



Scotland after the G8

Imc Scotland, 23.01.2006 11:10

tree sitters protest against road building in Dalkeith Park, Edinburgh, Scotland

Activism in Scotland experienced a boost in the months following the G8 protests in July 2005.
Two social centres – Saorsa (gaelic for “freedom”) and Chalkboard opened in Glasgow, and the Indymedia Scotland Infoseed Hacklab in Edinburgh.
The legal support group observes the court cases relating to the G8 [1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ] and provides support for the defendants.
The Campaign to Save the Cameo was successful and the privatisation of council housing could be prevented [1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ].
The Glasgow based initiative Make Borders History continued after the G8 in Glasgow as Open Borders Glasgow with direct actions to prevent deportations and morning raids [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 ].
The Zapatista Solidarity groups raise publicity and prepare enthusiastically for their big solidarity party on the 16th of february for their twinned community in Chiapas [ Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group | 1 | 2 | 3 ].

In an effort to Stop Climate Change and prevent further roadbuilding for individual transport, Friends of the Earth Scotland stopped the building of the M74 Extension, south of Glasgow, also leading through the Cre8 Community Garden, with a legal challenge.
The main action momentarily is the resistance against building the Dalkeith Bypass through a big park acting as a wildlife resort, recreational facility, part of Edinburgh's Green Belt and fields for animals. The campaign includes an unlikely liason of a citizen campaign “Save Dalkeith Park”, ecowarriers occupying the trees, and resistance in the Scottish Parliament and beyond. Last Monday, however, a specialist team started evicting the four protest camps. Despite three protesters slowing down the eviction by nearly a week with refusing to give up their hiding place in a tunnel, the eviction of the last and main protest site is anticipated to start today. [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ]



Fórum Social Mundial 2006 é iniciado em Bamako, Mali

bamzin, 20.01.2006 17:00

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BAMAKO, MALI, 19 DE JANEIRO DE 2006 - O Fórum Social Mundial é uma alternativa ao Fórum Econômico Mundial, um encontro anual de negócios e elites políticas em Davos, Suíça. Acreditando que "Um Outro Mundo É Possível", o Fórum Social Mundial é um espaço para o intercâmbio de informação e experiências na luta contra o neo-liberalismo. A década passada viu uma grande extensão da resistência popular na África. O Fórum oferecerá uma oportunidade de diálogo e reflexão nas lutas e alternativas que eles oferecem no projeto global de construir um mundo melhor baseado na solidariedade e no esforço comum, não na competição e guerra.

O Fórum Social Mundial desse ano está sendo mantido simultaneamente em Bamako (Mali), Caracas (Venezuela) e Karachi (Paquistão). O Fórum Social Mundial de Bamako começa hoje, dia 19 de Janeiro de 2006. Aproximadamente 30.000 ativistas de toda a região e do mundo são esperados. Esse é o primeiro Fórum Social Mundial a ser mantido na África.

Temas do FSM Bamako incluem:

  • Militarização e Guerra
  • Resultados do Encontro da OMC em Hong Kong
  • Reforma da ONU
  • Migração
e muito mais.

A fim de cobrir os acontecimentos no FSM, o Indymedia e outros ativistas midiáticos montaram um Centro de Mídia Independente como parte do Acampamento da Juventude Thomas Sankara. A cobertura em inglês será transmitida no IMC África do Sul e em francês no IMC Marseille. Fotos e áudio do Acampamento da Juventude também estão disponíveis.



Após morte de general, ONU e elite aumentarão a violência no Haiti

cmi-brasil, 13.01.2006 13:41

O comandante da MINUSTAH (Missão de Estabilização da ONU no Haiti), general Urano Bacellar, foi encontrado morto no dia 7 de janeiro com uma bala em sua cabeça. Não se sabe ao certo se ele foi assassinado ou se cometou suicidio, mas sabe-se que ele vinha sendo constatemente pressionado pela elite haitiana para aumentar a ocupação de bairros periféricos no Haiti. Exigiam que as tropas ocupassem e agissem com “mais energia” nos bairros periféricos de Porto Príncipe, com a justificativa de que ali se abrigavam grupos que vêm realizando uma onda crescente de sequestros. Ativistas de direitos humanos afirmam que o motivo real é a perseguição aos opositores

O governo brasileiro não quer abrir mão do comando das tropas, pois depende da ação no Haiti para barganhar uma vaga permanente no Conselho de Segurança da ONU. Somente o Brasil gastou até agora R$ 340 milhões na Minustah, que deixou até agora um saldo de quase 300 mortos e diversas casas dos bairros periféricos destruídas.

A morte do general deixa dúvidas sobre os desdobramentos do cenário político no país. Eleições presidenciais e parlamentares foram novamente marcadas para o dia 7 de fevereiro. Porém, nada garante uma mudança substancial em relação ao atual governo de Gerard Latortue e Boniface Alexandre, impostos após o golpe de 2004 que derrubou Jean Aristide. Candidatos de oposição, como do Lavalas, estão enfrentando dificuldades para serem aceitos. Um exemplo é o padre Gerard Jean Juste, que está preso e impedido de se registrar. Os opositores do governo, simpatizantes ou não de Aristide, taxam as eleições de ilegítimas e temem sofrer dura repressão da Minustah que deve conter de forma violenta prováveis manifestações nos bairros durante as eleições.

Artigos: Dossie Haiti | ONU e elite haitiana planejam ações mais enérgicas nos bairros periféricos | Comandante brasileiro é encontrado morto. Continuam as mortes na periferia

Links: Indymedia Brasil | Haiti Proges | Haiti Action



Kwa-Zulu Natal university bans activist academic

imc-sa, 06.01.2006 10:28

Ashwin Desai

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 1 JANUARY 2005 - The University of KwaZulu-Natal's decision to bar social commentator Ashwin Desai from taking on any paying or honorary positions at the university has prompted international academics to question academic freedom at the institution.

Ashwin applied for funding earlier this year to undertake research on the history of race and sport in South Africa. He's clearly got the skills; his scholarship on the politics of poverty in Durban, his deep engagement with anti-apartheid struggle, and his history of research on sport in South Africa – including co-editing "Blacks in Whites - A century of Cricket Struggles in KwaZulu-Natal" - clearly mark him as qualified for the job. But the Vice-Chancellor, Malegapuru William Makgoba, instructed the selection committee at the University of KwaZulu-Natal not to consider Ashwin's application. Makgoba also prevented Ashwin from coming back to campus even as an unpaid honorary fellow.

You can sign an online petition in support of Ashwin Desai here.



The Other Campaign begins!

cmi-chiapas, cmi-mexico, sdimc, cml-df, panchita, 02.01.2006 21:08

On January 1, 2006, the convoy that accompanied Subcomandante Insurgent Marcos departed from the Garrucha Caracol to San Cristobal de las Casas. With that marked the the first step in the new Zapatista political initiative known as The Other Campaign, which hopes to forge an anti-capitalist alliance of the non-electoral Left in Mexico. The journey culminated with a public rally in the Cathedral Plaza, known as the Plaza of Resistance, where members of Zapatista Command spoke. Nearly 300 people of the Highlands region of the state of Chiapas, who have signed on to the zapatista initiative gathered with subcomandante Marcos, now called Delegate Zero, in his first day of the Other Campaign.

Updates: Zapatistas Reloaded | Subdelegado Zero's Trip Resumes | Legendary Zapatista Leader Comandanta Ramona Has Died | 3rd day of the Other Campaign | Zapatista "Other Campaign" starts series of town-hall like meetings in San Cristobal | Zapatistas retake San Cristobal | On Independent Media | Delegate Zero arrives in Palenque

Video: 1 | 2

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Words: Account of Jan 1st 2006 | Speech of Comandante Tacho | Speech of Comandanta Kely | Speech of Comandanta Hortensia | Junta de Buen Gobierno Camino del Futuro celebrates 12 years of the struggle of resistence

Audio: Speeches at the beginning of The Other Campaign | Delegate Zero (Sub Marcos) beginning the Other Campaign | Delegate Zero-mp3 | Delegate Zero-ogg | Tacho | Kelly | The voices on the streets of Garrucha and San Cristobal | Hortensia | David | Zebedeo | cml-the beginning of the Other Campaign in Coyoacan | Another Coyoacán account | Radio Insurgente | Radio Zapote | Radio Ke-Huelga

Read more: Chiapas Indymedia | Mexico Indymedia | Centro de Medios Libres D.F. | San Diego Indymedia | NarcoNews | Enlace Zapatista | Zezta Internazional | The First Plenary of the Other Campaign | Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle

Translations of EZLN communiques: 1 | 2 | 3

Radio Transmission from the beginning of the Other Campaign, from San Cristobal de las Casas:
Ke Huelga Radio - 102.9 FM desde la Cd. Monstruo
En San Cristóbal de las Casas - 107.5 FM
Internet: mp3 | mp3 | ogg
Crónica 31 de diciembre - La Garrucha | Discurso de la Junta de Buen Gobierno




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