Japanese Police Raid Anti-G8 Kyoto Union Office http://www.gipfelsoli.org/Home/Hokkaido_2008/5181.html 10th of June before 9 in the morning, 19 police men from Kyoto Prefecture Police Security 3rd department (so called public safety dep.) raided and searched the union office which is used by Rakunan Union, Rakunan Workers Network, Asia Joint Action (Asia Kyodokodo) , (and ) also an house of ‘A’ who is a member of Rakunan Union for the suspect of “fraud related incident” (with an arrest warrant), which is an apparent excuse to crush the movement against the summit.
The Monster Bares Its Fangs: On the Pogroms in South Africa Andile Mngxitama
A Yippie Veteran Is in Jail Far From the East Village Colin Moynihan, New York Times It has been more than 40 years since Dana Beal came to prominence as a theoretician for the Youth International Party, known as the Yippies, and embarked on a long career in the world of countercultural politics. Since 1973, Mr. Beal and other Yippies have used a brick tenement on Bleecker Street, just west of the East Village, as a base for planning large-scale events, including demonstrations at national political conventions and worldwide marches calling for the legalization of medical marijuana, among other causes. But Mr. Beal, 61, was far from the national stage last week when he found himself arrested on charges of money laundering in Mattoon, Ill., about 170 miles south of Chicago. He is being held in a county jail in nearby Charleston, awaiting an appearance before a judge on Thursday. Ronald Tulin, a Charleston lawyer representing Mr. Beal, said that the police found his client with a large sum of cash, which was sniffed by police dogs. “They’re saying the money smelled like marijuana,” Mr. Tulin said.
Critical Art Ensemble's Steve Kurtz Cleared of All Charges Department of Justice Fails to Appeal Dismissal Kurtz Speaks about Four-Year Ordeal Buffalo, NY—Dr. Steven Kurtz, a Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY at Buffalo and cofounder of the award-winning art and theater group Critical Art Ensemble, has been cleared of all charges of mail and wire fraud. On April 21, Federal Judge Richard J. Arcara dismissed the government’s entire indictment against Dr. Kurtz as “insufficient on its face.” This means that even if the actions alleged in the indictment (which the judge must accept as “fact”) were true, they would not constitute a crime. The US Department of Justice had thirty days from the date of the ruling to appeal. No action has been taken in this time period, thus stopping any appeal of the dismissal. According to Margaret McFarland, a spokeswoman for US Attorney Terrance P. Flynn, the DoJ will not appeal Arcara’s ruling and will not seek any new charges against Kurtz.
Jun 17 2008 8:00 pm
Jun 17 2008 10:30 pm
The Living Theater presents A Reading of Three Movements in an Enclosed Area By Jim Feast Tuesday, June 17th at 8pm. Tensions and passions flare as a trio of anarchists try to elude “killers in blue.” Contribution The Living Theater 212-792-8050 19-21 Clinton Street (between Stanton and Houston) F train to 2nd Avenue (exit front of train, when traveling toward Brooklyn, walk east on Houston to Clinton)
"From the Acteal Massacre to the Merida Initiative" Rafael Landerreche Translation and footnotes by Kristin Bricker La Jornada, November 10, 2007 Las Abejas from Chenalhó is an organization that professes non-violent principles. Time and time again they've declared that they don't want revenge for the Acrtal massacre, but that they won't give up their demand for justice so that incidents like that don't happen again. It couldn't be a better time to review some tragic lessons from the Acteal case, since an agreement with the United States government known officially as the Merida Initiative is being cooked up right now.
"The New Security Culture" Boris Beauregard It’s a New Security Culture! A message from Boris Beauregard celebrating the World Security Days: "Never before in the history of the world, there has been such a need to respond effectively to critical events. In today’s complex world where the solutions to your security concerns are no longer straightforward, it is more difficult than ever to successfully protect interests against diverse and intricate dangers." http://www.global-security-alliance.com/gsa/world-security-days/en Below his keynote speech...
"Precarious Labor: A Feminist Viewpoint" Silvia Federici
The Art of Rent / A series of open seminars * GOVERNANCE AND THE INSTITUTION OF THE COMMON Final seminar Thursday 5 June, 4 to 7pm Room 4.08, Francis Bancroft Building Queen Mary University of London, Mile End http://www.generation-online.org/other/artofrent.htm STEFANO HARNEY - Queen Mary University of London JUDITH REVEL - Sorbonne University, Paris ALBERTO DE NICOLA - ESC atelier occupato, Roma (www.escatelier.net) RAUL SANCHEZ - UniNomada, Madrid (www.universidadnomada.net)
Jun 10 2008 7:00 pm
On Tuesday, June 10, at 7:00pm, the Anarchist Forum will present "Thus Spoke The Spectacle", a live music video critique of media-saturated culture. The performance, based on Guy Debord's landmark Situationist work "The Society of the Spectacle," combines original music with bit and pieces of the media barrage reassembled to draw out their hidden meanings. The Spectacle, according to Debord is "the world of illusion where all attention and consciousness converge," constituting a unified thought-world constructed daily through communication technology. The Spectacle is dominated by images of commercialized community: happy, well-adjusted people connected to each other, and a multitude of products, in meaningful and satisfying ways. The reality is a never-ending psychic invasion causing alienation: separation from the self, from others, and from a genuine experience of life. Music by Eric Goodman, lyrics by Guy Debord, live performance by Eric Goodman and Mike Stevens. The performers will talk with the audience after the show.
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