GREAT BARRINGTON, MA- Deep in the Berkshire Mountains, out at the end of a dirt track, a strange call boomed. It was unlike any bird, frog or mammal ever heard. It was the call of the once rare, and now swiftly becoming plentiful, indymedia devotee. Odd the call was, something like a thunderous cross between a red tail and a member of the Mohawk tribe from way back (with just a twinge of the Boston brogue) and a steady beat. It sounded so distinct and so much more advanced than anything like an elephant or a donkey that one could forget that these animals ever existed, if it werenâ€™t for the gatheringâ€™s focus on the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
More than seventy representatives of labor unions, human service organizations, faith-based and other advocacy organizations joined forces today with â€œGhostbustersâ€ at the State Capitol to demand the State Legislature bust corporate tax ghosts by closing corporate tax loopholes â€” which cost New York State more than $1 billion annually.
A Public Hearing organized by Monroe County Democrats was held at the Monroe County Legislature Chambers on Thursday, June 3, 2004 to listen public comments on the proposed Renaissance Center/Bus Terminal at Main & Clinton; about 35 persons spoke against the current Brooks/RGRTA plans and maybe 3 people spoke for the plans including one construction union member.
Feds STILL unable to distinguish art from bioterrorism
Grand jury to convene June 15
HELP URGENTLY NEEDED - SEE BELOW
Three artists have been served subpoenas to appear before a federal grand jury that will consider bioterrorism charges against a university professor whose art involves the use of simple biology equipment.
The subpoenas are the latest installment in a bizarre investigation in which members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force have mistaken an art project for a biological weapons laboratory (see end for background). While most observers have assumed that the Task Force would realize the absurd error of its initial investigation of Steve Kurtz, the subpoenas indicate that the feds have instead chosen to press their "case" against the baffled professor.
Rome Celli, former treasurer of the Green Party of Monroe County (GPoMC), was elected to the Brighton Central School District Board of Education in May of this year. By winning he became the first Green to win office in Monroe County history.
Four hundred people die a year in an undeclared war fought between US border patrol and Mexicans seeking relief from unremitting, unbearable poverty. Ruben Garcia, director of Annunciation House, a shelter for undocumented people, spoke about his experiences with the most marginalized group "in America".
Normally the Emerging Filmmakers series is on the last monday of the month at the Little Theater at 9:30 pm. This month it is on monday May 24th at 9:30 beause of Memorial Day.
One of Rochester Indymedia's members will be showing his film on this date. come on out!
Amy Goodman, co-host of the radio news program, Democracy Now! has been doing all along what the big corporate media journalists have forgotten how to do. This article provides links to several recent news articles about Goodman and explains why Rochester (and every place else) needs to have the Democracy Now! radio broadcast easily available to all. It also provides an easy means for making your voice heard in the campaign to bring Democracy Now! to Rochester.
Activists vendors, volunteers, jugglers, troublemakers, humans , environmentalists, kidz, so-called adults , and freaks are invited to beautiful Sullivan County Saturday, July 10 for the first ever Blue Sky Peace Festival. If you can't make it to Solarfest in Vermont (www.solarfest.org) July 10 & 11, check out this cool local festival.
Federal, state, and private security forces converged to police not actions but ideas at the Student Animal Rights Organization (SARO) conference on animal liberation, which included the first ever academic symposium on the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). The conference featured analyses from feminist, anti-racist, radical environmentalist, and animal liberationist activists and scholars.
Challenging Boundaries: A Video Sampler....
An eclectic collection of independently produced videos.
Subjets include: Witness; AIDS in Africa, The April 25th, 2004 March for Women's Lives, The Nov. 2003 FTAA protests in Miami, and more.
Sunday, May 16th, 3-5pm
Public Market, All Purpose Room
280 North Union Street, Rochester
Every Weds. eve on cable channel 15 in the city of Rochester our NEW weekly show; Rochester Indymedia presents... airs.
This week you will see a new opening (work in progress) to our show and the December 2003 Newsreal. this is a compilation of various IMC video media activists addressing a variety of issues around social change.
look for Rochesters Ragging Grannies, as they demonstrated and performed in Buffalo NY. filmed by Snowshoe productions.
Thursday, 13 May 2004
TV DINNER SHOW
Time: 08:30 PM View details...
This weeks TV dinner show (Channel 15 Thursday eve.
This is documented evidence of the unprovoked Tear Gas and Mace ASSAULT on RIT students exhibiting their constitutional right to assemble.
The only valid actions the police force should have undertaken is the proper identification of everyone present to ensure no underage drinking, and the arrest and prosecution of anyone disobeying the law. After the breaking of a bottle by a singular individual, without any verbal warning the police force fired tear gas rounds out of weapons resembling paintball guns, and shot mace at anyone not running away. I personally witnessed a police officer shooting a man four times, and once more once he was on the ground, for simply walking away from them.
This situation is absolutely unacceptable, and violates several constitutional rights, including the ones below:
Amendment I â€“ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment IX â€“ The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights,
shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Fourteenth Amendment â€“ .... No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the
United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property,
without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction
the equal protection of the laws â€¦