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Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation gives legal advice to Mayan leaders against a mining Co. (tags)
The Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation - www.frmt. org - gives legal advice in penal trial that starts tomorrow against indigenous leaders of Sipakapa and San Miguel Ixtahuacán. The Mayan leaders protest against a mine project property of Glamis Gold, that use Cyanide in order to process the rocks with gold.
Of Irish Hunger-Strikers and Iraqi Suicide Bombers (tags)
Similarities to Iraqi protests of America's abuse and destruction of their land exist in Western culture.
We Will Not Be Silent (tags)
T-shirts in Farsi/English, Arabic/English, Spanish/English (soon German/English) available through Artists Against the War
Dangerous Times Ahead (tags)
Bush is losing support even in his base. Impeachment is closing in. The danger is that he and Rove will react with another war, or another 9/11.
Venice - Grassroots sanctioning against a militarized city (tags)
The NATO parlamentary is schedualed to meet in Lido, in Venice between the 13th and 18th of November, 2004. Social movements, NGOs, civil associations and activists have launched an appoinment for Saturday the 13th for a mass prostest and demonstration against the NATO and global war.
Murmurs of Shiite Revolution in Iraq (tags)
In Baghdad, 20,000 Iraqis took to the central square and faced off against U.S. Marines patrolling the area. "USA, don't stay - GO!" and other signs calling on U.S. forces to withdraw were visible as Iraqis chanted against U.S. plans for Iraq. Canada's CBC reports that the protests are now in their fourth day. Witnesses in Baghdad say the number of demonstrators are growing.
A trip through Riverside Police Department's Internal Affairs: the investigation (tags)
After the Riverside Police Department's Metro SWAT team had pulled an activist out of the middle of a crowd of protesters to cite him for crossing against a don't walk signal, the activists vowed to keep marching, while the city applauded the crackdown. I decided to file a complaint with the department's internal affairs division, not knowing that the old adage that police officers investigate themselves was going to turn out to be quite true. Here is more background on the police crackdown and the cast of characters that led the charge, against a peaceful group.