September 2008 Archives
Sunday, October 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Townsend Center for the Humanities, #220 Stephens Hall
The Academy Award-winning documentary, "Taxi to the Dark Side," is a feature-length study of the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.
This free screening will be followed the next day (Oct. 6) by a discussion entitled '"Taxi to the Dark Side" and the US War on Terror,' between Alex Gibney, director of the film and Lowell Bergman, professor of journalism.
San Francisco, CA Date: Friday, September 26, 2008
Venue: Artists Television Access 992 Valencia St. (at 21st St) contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest speakers Antonia Juhasz, Larry Everest, Robert Gould, Majid Baradar, David Glick, and possibly Jim Haber (all featured in the film) and Aaron Newman (film maker) will lead post-film Q&A.
Berkeley, CA Date: Sunday, September 28, 2008 Time: 6:30pm Venue: Revolution Books - Berkeley 2425 Channing Way Contact: Revolution Books - Berkeley email@example.com Screening followed by Q&A with Filmmaker
In the U.S. Today Science, as Science, is Under Attack as Never Before.
A significant statement by scientists appeared today in The New York Times.
We urge our supporters in the scientific community to sign and support it, and
everyone to circulate it.
Tuesday, September 09 2008 @ 07:30 PM
Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church
305 N. California (at Bryant)
Description: Film and Discussion
Post-film discussion to be lead by:
* Aaron Newman, producer, writer, and director of "Iran (Is Not the Problem)"
* Larry Everest, author of "Oil, Power, and Empire" (Larry is featured in the film)
* Paul George, Director, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
"IRAN (Is Not the Problem)" is a new feature-length film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the U.S. and Iran - as happened before in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq.
We have heard that Iran is a nuclear menace defying the international community, bent on "wiping Israel off the map", supporting terrorism, and unwilling to negotiate. This documentary disputes these claims as they are presented to us and puts them in the context of present and historical U.S. imperialism and hypocrisy with respect to Iran. It looks at the struggle for democracy inside Iran and the consequences of escalation and a potential U.S. and/or Israeli attack, and suggests some alternatives to consider.
The 79-minute documentary features Antonia Juhasz ("The Bush Agenda"), Larry Everest ("Oil, Power, and Empire"), and other activists and Iranian-Americans. There are differences of opinion between many of the voices in the film, but all agree that a war would be unjustified.
$5 - $10 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. Whellchair accessible.
St. Paul police filled the streets with tear gas on second day of RNC.
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Sat, 09/06/2008 - 17:42
Our dispatch phone is now off-line, and we will take the livewire down soon. Thanks, support and love to everyone who pitched in. The battle is not over. We still live here! Stay tuned here and to www.nornc.org and www.coldsnaplegal.org for updates moving forward. Coldsnap will host a court solidarity meeting and another arrestee meeting within the week. If you were arrested and didn't fill out a Coldsnap outtake form after you were released, call 651-356-8635. The convergence space will be open 11am-8pm through Monday, and for events only until the 15th. One of many fundraisers to come - this one for the RNC 8 - will be held with David Rovics at the convergence center starting with a 7:30 dinner on Sunday. ** To plug in to TC-IMC to cover the convention aftermath, and the struggles facing our communities every day of the year, use our contact form above, contact a TC-IMC collective member, or watch this site for an upcoming meeting. ** Give an independent journalist a hug today! For everyone who fought off the gas, stopped business as usual, and broadcast the action to the world: we love you! From the jails to the barricades, from the servers to the streets - haloka for TC Indymedia
Fri, 09/05/2008 - 21:17
arrested, harassed, or brutalized by the police/military this week? come to a meeting get updates, learn about legal options at fight back: 11am Saturday at the convergence center, 627 Smith Ave S.
Fri, 09/05/2008 - 21:13
the activists at camp coldwater plan to spend the night tonight.
Fri, 09/05/2008 - 14:21
the permit for the dakota reclamation action at camp coldwater expires at 3pm. they request support in the form of media, legal observers and anyone. to get to camp coldwater, go south on highway 55 to 54th street in minneapolis, take a left, then right and continue past the bureau of mines building.
Thu, 09/04/2008 - 22:18
WCCO reports one of their photojournalists has also been arrested. will all these arrests wake up the corporate media? it never hurts to dream...
Thu, 09/04/2008 - 21:58
wabasha street bridge appears to be clear.
Thu, 09/04/2008 - 21:51
theuptake reports that a Kare11 reporter was arrested and a fox news crew gassed.
Thu, 09/04/2008 - 21:47
unconfirmed report: people trapped on wabasha river bridge
Thu, 09/04/2008 - 21:33
leadership of the antiwar committee was targeted and arrested at march tonight ** flashbang grendaes at marion ave right now
Thu, 09/04/2008 - 21:22
codepink has just disrupted the proceedings inside the xcel energy center!
|Monday, 01 September 2008|
You can sign on to this letter which we're circulating TODAY to the news media:
The real horror of Katrina was not "looters" but the fact that human beings were abandoned and - in some cases - forced back into the floodwaters by armed National Guardsmen and police. Prisoners were left locked in their cells as putrid flood-waters rose. Families on rooftops were passed over by government helicopters for days. Troops were taken off rescue missions and sent back in with orders, issued by Governor Blanco, to "shoot to kill." Those who were finally evacuated were sent to distant and often hostile places, separated from their loved ones, and thousands have still not been provided the resources to return. Police repression and brutality were rampant. Civilian efforts to assist those in most desperate need were met with repression and people were prevented from offering their assistance. PEOPLE DIED AND SUFFERED UNNECESSARILY.
We demand that people be rescued from Hurricane Gustav, and have their basic needs met in a humane way.
We will look beneath the headlines and the soundbites and watch closely the government response and the conditions of the people.
We pledge to take meaningful political action to protest government inaction and resist government repression against those who need rescue and assistance or against those who are seeking to aid those in need.
Debra Sweet, National Director, World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime
Sunsara Taylor, Revolution Newspaper, Advisory Board Member of World Can't Wait