Carta de un exprisionero político colombiano
Sorprendidos estamos, los que alguna vez hemos pasado por una cárcel colombiana, mas aun los que continúan viviendo en ese sepulcro de hombres vivos, cuando esta semana te escuchamos señor ex ministro Arias, famoso en Colombia por el escándalo de “hago ingreso seguro”, contando en Blu radio lo difícil que ha sido tu situación como prisionero. Has dicho que te han tratado con crueldad y desolación.
In the first of what we hope will be a regular feature, a member of Leeds AFed reports on
last Saturday’s counter-demonstration against the English Defence League in Sunderland. --
In spite of the forecast, Saturday morning turned out sunny, and stayed bright well into
the afternoon. That’s about the best that can be said for last weekend’s antifascist demo,
which saw a poor turnout; tight police control; and cowardly and dishonest behaviour on
the part of the organisers, who actively worked to undermine any possibility of real
resistance against the EDL demonstration. ---- The enemy demo – which was also supported
by the Scottish Defence League (SDL) and EDL splinter group North East Infidels (NEI), as
well as the local EDL – was an attempt to cash in on local opposition to the building of a
new mosque in Millfield, Sunderland.
On April 5, 2013 Mónica, a 70 year old woman with Alzheimer’s, was scheduled to be evicted
from the apartment she has lived in since 1974. In the shadows of Real Madrid’s Santiago
Bernabéu Stadium located right around the corner from her apartment building, community
members and organizers from the Popular Assembly of Tetuan of the 15M movement
(indignados) and the Mortgage Victims Platform (PAH) gathered outside her building at 10AM
chanting “This eviction! We’re going to stop it!” ---- Anti-eviction demonstrators blocked
the building’s entrances causing the police to resort to brutal arrests and assaults to
enter. Their presence made it nearly impossible for the authorities to remove Mónica and
her possessions from the building. In an attempt to intimidate the movement, the police
accosted journalists, smashed the cameras of photographers, and knocked several elderly
Raguénès Jean died on 31 January 2013. It was in the 1970s one of the leaders of the
struggle of the workers and copy Lip workers, regaining control of their production plant
threatened with closure. ---- With the death of John Raguénès to 80 years, on January 31,
is one of the truculent figures Lip adventure has disappeared. Lip, this great labor
dispute which marked the years 1973-1974, is best known Charles Piaget, the CFDT activist
integrity. Raguénès was a most unusual character: Dominican friar, he was involved in the
events of May 68 at the Sorbonne before becoming a worker priest. ---- In 1971,
discreetly, it was therefore set at the factory watch Lip, near Besançon. For the record,
the process of worker priests, frowned their hierarchy was less " Christianize the
working class "than" proletarianization of the Church. "
Jean Raguénès est décédé le 31 janvier 2013. Il avait été dans les années 1970 l’un des
animateurs de la lutte exemplaire des ouvrières et ouvriers de Lip, reprenant le contrôle
de la production de leur usine menacée de fermeture. ---- Avec la mort de Jean Raguénès à
80 ans, le 31 janvier dernier, c’est l’une des figures truculentes de l’aventure de Lip
qui a disparu. De Lip, ce grand conflit ouvrier qui marqua les années 1973-1974, on
connaît surtout Charles Piaget, le militant CFDT intègre. Raguénès était un personnage des
plus insolite : frère dominicain, il s’était mêlé aux événements de Mai 68 à la Sorbonne,
avant de devenir prêtre ouvrier. ---- En 1971, en toute discrétion, il s’était donc établi
à l’usine horlogère Lip, près de Besançon. Pour mémoire, la démarche des prêtres ouvriers,
très mal vus de leur hiérarchie, était moins de « christianiser la classe ouvrière » que
Des câbles exhumés par Wikileaks révèlent.
C'est une avalanche d'indignation qui remonte contre Jean-Claude «Baby Doc» Duvalier au moment où il se trouve assis au banc des accusés d'un tribunal haïtien, accusé de crimes contre l'humanité au cours de ses 15 ans de règne. Toutefois, le gouvernement américain est étrangement et complètement silencieux là-dessus. Un trésor fait de 40 ans de câbles, nouvellement mis à jour par WikiLeaks, contribue à expliquer pourquoi.
Vers minuit, aux premières heures du matin du 23 juillet 1973, un incendie éclata dans l'arsenal bourré d'armes du palais national du dictateur haïtien Jean-Claude Duvalier.
Presque immédiatement, le «président à vie» Duvalier et son chef d'état-major, le général Claude Raymond, téléphonèrent au chef adjoint de mission à l'ambassade des Etats-Unis, Thomas J. Corcoran, pour lui parler de l'incendie et demander de l'aide américaine pour l'éteindre.
La destruction de la large cache d'armes d'Haïti devint, dans les jours suivants, l'excuse parfaite pour reprendre la vente d'armes militaires, ainsi que l'aide militaire assortie d'entraînement, à la dictature des Duvalier, vente interrompue pendant les années 1960 sous le régime de triste notoriété de François «Papa Doc» Duvalier.
In Niedersachsen fließt reales Geld in imaginäre Arbeitsplätze. Die Arbeitsdichte für die
Beschäftigten steigt ---- Es ist allgemein bekannt, dass Gesundheitseinrichtungen
Einsparpotentiale vor allem beim Personal sehen. Gerade nach Privatisierungen wird die
Schere angesetzt. Doch was, wenn nach der Privatisierung die Kosten steigen? Welche Blüten
es treibt, wenn ehemals öffentliche Kliniken in private Trägerschaft übergehen, zeigt das
Beispiel der psychiatrischen Krankenhäuser in Niedersachsen. In einer Untersuchung kam der
Verband der Ersatzkassen in Niedersachsen (vdek) zu dem Ergebnis, dass die Ausgaben der
gesetzlichen Krankenkassen für die acht ehemaligen Landeskrankenhäuser (LKH) 2009 im
Vergleich zu 2008 um rund 10 Prozent gestiegen waren. Gegenüber dem Vorjahr mussten die
Kassen 23 Millionen Euro mehr für sie aufbringen.
A key organizer of the picket against the Pidgin restaurant in Vancouver’s downtown eastside launched a new action more than 3 weeks ago to back demands for adequate social housing in the area. In this interview, the artist formerly known as Homeless Dave explains why he started the picket and the hunger strike. It recorded by Redeye's Peter Driftmier in conjunction with the Downtown Eastside Right to Food Zine.
Tonight, I deal with something near and dear and terrifying to my heart--IDENTITY. It's bad enough that I actually am faceblind, but I haven't been the Flooze for weeks now--I turned over my identity as "Reverend Susie the Floozie" to Doktor LoBotomy when I was depressed, and now I can't do bupkis without the cushioning my acquired personality affords me. As the "real" me, I found that this is the hardest show I've ever done--and, by far, the lamest. I just don't have what it takes when I'm stripped of my chosen identity, and it was horrible to realize that nothing more than the artifice I've created to interact with the outside world. On my own, I'm the meat equivalent of Gertrude Stein's interpretation of Oakland...there's no THERE there.
There is sonic padding, but it hardly helps the situation. Sounds are provided by Joy Division, Screeching Weasel, the Uncalled Four, Oingo Boingo, Sumo Cyco, the Pajama Slave Dancers, Darby Crash, Lou Reed, X-Ray Spex, Primus, Landscape, Nick Cave, and--what the fucking fuck, WHITNEY HOUSTON--?!!!
Oh, Dobbs, NO... Make it STOP.
From Anarchist News:
Yesterday (4/11/13), Mark Neiweem (“Migs”) accepted a non-cooperating plea deal in Cook County Court to felony charges brought on by interactions with undercover Chicago police officers who had infiltrated activist groups prior to last May’s NATO protests. Migs pleaded guilty to a probation violation charge from a previous felony conviction and to solicitation and attempted possession of an explosive or incendiary device.
Having spent more than 300 continuous days in the appalling conditions of Cook County Jail while awaiting trial, Migs will now serve out the remainder of a 3-year sentence in a state prison. He is expected to receive credit for time served and other reductions in the duration of his incarceration for good behavior.
Migs and the other defendants in the NATO 5 were all targeted by the same undercover Chicago cops, knows as “Mo” and “Gloves,” because of their perceived politics and associations. Last November, Sebastian Senakiewicz (“Sabi”) took a non-cooperating plea deal to a charge of falsely making a terrorist threat and is currently serving his 4-month boot camp sentence, after which he is expected to be deported to his native Poland. The NATO 3—Brent Betterly, Brian Jacob Church, Jared Chase—are all facing conspiracy and terrorism charges. Their recent constitutionality challenge to the terrorism charges was denied by the judge, although they may have the opportunity to raise this challenge again at trial. Their trial is currently scheduled for mid-September of this year.
Legal support funds for all the prisoners are still urgently needed. In addition to commissary funds, the NATO 3′s trial expenses are estimated to cost at least $20,000. Supporters around the world can host events and actions for the International Week of Solidarity with the NATO 5 from May 16-21 (https://nato5support.wordpress.com/international-week-of-solidarity-with…). Contact info for the defendants is also available on the support website.
To keep up-to-date, sign up for our announcements listserv by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, find us on Facebook at Free the NATO 5! (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-the-Nato5/172345546229824), and follow us on Twitter @FreeNATO5 (https://twitter.com/FreeNATO5).
MIGS was transferred to Stateville Correctional Center. Send him a card or letter:
Mark Neiweem.* #M36200
Stateville Correctional Center
Post Office Box 112
Joliet, Illinois 60434
*Address cards/letters to MIGS.
On 2/19/03, in 4th year of 2nd Palestinian Intifada, on eve of Iraq War and 7 months before dying from Leukemia, Said compared situation between Iraqi and Palestinian people, noting that all human rights laws Iraq accused of violating had been committed by Israel on Palestinians for decades with US support; noted that Richard Perle, cheerleader for the war was adviser to Netanyahu in the 90s; spoke of one-sided media coverage of Intifada; described Israel’s attempts to erase evidence of Palestinian existence, noting that coherent Palestinian life & culture pre-dated Zionists and more.
This week's show features an interview with Adesina, Jude and Emily, three folks doing support work for the NATO5. The NATO3 consist of Brent Betterly, Jared Chase, and Brian Church who were arrested in a house raid orchestrated by Chicago PD and with the use of two undercover infiltrators known as Mo and Gloves, during May of 2012 as Chicago prepared for the protests against the NATO Summit. The 3 are being charged with 11 felony counts including terrorism. With the addition of Sebastian Senakiewicz (Sabi) and Mark Neiweem (Miggs) who were picked up seperately, they are collectively known as the NATO5.
The conversation with support people introduces the case to listeners, talks about the ongoing use of conspiracy and infiltration in the United States of movements of dissent and the creation of the threats by the U.S. government that it simultaneously claims to be protecting the population from as it further expands the prison culture that is America. We talk a bit about the Gulf Port 7, Eric McDavid and the Cleveland 4, cases over the last decade focusing on Anarchists in the U.S. that included police infiltration and false imprisonment on terror-related charges.
More info on the case can be found at http://nato5support.wordpress.com/
Also, check out:
The video of the NATO 3 being pulled over by police (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TudIyxxAboA)
A useful Daily KOS article relating to someones experience of arrest during the
NATO protests (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/07/1098235/-My-Experience-Being-Detained-Prior-to-the-NATO-Summit)
An NYT article about the Federal investigation of the Cook County Jail (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/18/us/18cook.html?_r=0)
Archives of past shows can be found at thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org
The playlist for this show can be found at http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/6625
Interview with Jarvis Capucion and Tracy Arant, both with Share/Wheel Tent City 3, George Sidwell, former resident of Nickelsville, and Elizabeth Maupin, Outreach Coordinator of the Safe Parking Community Network.
Wrap-up of the past weeks news from Seattle with Geov Parrish co-editor of Eat the State!
"music I like to call folk"
NYT pro-Israeli bias is palpable. It's longstanding. It's distorted and one-sided. It blames Palestinians for Israeli crimes.
By Richard Silverstein - April 9, 2013
"Rebel against the Occupation. No – it is forbidden for us to rule over another people, to oppress another [people]. The most important thing is to achieve peace and an end to the cycle of blood[letting]. My generation dreamed of peace. I so want to achieve it. You have the power to help. All my hopes are with you. If only [you could]."
By Peter Finocchiaro - April 8, 2013
Gen. Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship was responsible for the deaths of as many as 3,200 people in Chile in the 1970s, but the Vatican dismissed reports of bloodshed at the time as "communist propaganda," according to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks on Monday.
By Steven Hsieh - April 12, 2013
In Texas, hundreds of thousands of students are winding up in court for committing very serious offenses such as cursing or farting in class. Some of these so-called dangerous criminals...will face arrest and even incarceration, like the honors student who spent a night in jail for skipping class, or the 12-year-old who was arrested for spraying perfume on her neck.