Daily Archives: 05/01/2011

(Calgary Herald) Turkish police Wednesday used water cannons and tear gas to stop hundreds of university students from staging an anti-government demonstration.

Some 500 students had gathered at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara for an intended march to the headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development Party to denounce recent police crackdowns on student protests and demand university reform.

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(youtube/UtubularBalls) This is an incredible modern-day story of a native peoples’ victory over Western globalization. Sick of seeing their environment ruined and their people exploited by the Panguna Mine, the Pacific island of Bougainville rose up against the giant mining corporation, Rio Tinto Zinc. The newly formed Bougainville Revolutionary Army began fighting with bows and arrows and sticks and stones against a heavily armed adversary. In an attempt to put down the rebellion the Papua New Guinean Army swiftly established a gunboat blockade around the island. But with no shipments allowed in or out, how did new electricity networks spring up on the island? And how were the people of Bougainville able to drive around the island without any source of petrol or diesel? Watch as the world’s first eco-revolution unfolds within the blockade. A David and Goliath story for the 21st century. A multi-award winning documentary

Karl Hess (May 25, 1923 – April 22, 1994) was an American national-level speechwriter and author. He also characterized himself as a political philosopher, editor, welder, motorcycle racer, tax resister, atheist, and libertarian activist. His career included stints on the Republican (GOP) right and the New Left, the latter coincident with his embrace of market anarchismRead more… (wikipedia)

‎”The Democrats/Liberals think that everybody is stupid, therefore they need somebody (…) to tell them how to behave themselves. Republicans don’t think everybody is stupid, but they think everybody is lazy, therefore they require police force and corporate law to make them get up and go to work…”

( Reporters Without Borders condemns the reinforcement of online censorship amid a wave of protests and rioting in Tunisia that began two weeks when a young man set himself on fire outside a police station in the provincial town of Sidi Bouzid.

“Online social networks have played a key role in transmitting news and information about the situation in Sidi Bouzid and other regions while the government-controlled traditional media have mostly ignored the story,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The international media took some time to get interested in the subject but then found themselves barred from the sensitive areas. read more…

(youtube/Perseus999) Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year’s Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was “The passion for freedom is stronger than your prisons”.