March 25, 2001

Rights groups urge continued suspension of military ties The East Timor Action Network (ETAN) and the Indonesia Human Rights Network (IHRN) have urged the new Bush administration to keep military ties between the U.S. and Indonesia suspended, saying the Indonesian military has yet to make crucial reforms.

March 24, 2001

FTAA Petition to Ottawa City Council "The FTAA and the GATS threaten the ability of municipal government to maintain local flexibility and to act in the interests of citizens, local business and the environment. Citing this, the Vancouver City Council and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities have passed resolutions asking the federal government to work for significant reform of such deals..."
Allan Nairn in Indonesia Your Tax Dollars.. Making The World Safe For Nike "I went with Amy Goodman of WBAI/Pacifica radio and stood on the corner between the soldiers and the Timorese. We thought that if the Indonesian forces saw that foreigners were there, they would hold back and not attack the crowd. But as we stood there, watching as the soldiers marched into our face, the inconceivable began to happen. The soldiers rounded the corner, never breaking stride, raised their rifles, and fired in unison into the crowd. Timorese were backpedaling, gasping, trying to flee, but in seconds they were cut down by the hail of fire. People fell, stunned and shivering, bleeding in the road, and the Indonesian soldiers kept on shooting. I saw the soldiers aiming and shooting people in the back, leaping bodies to hunt down those who were still standing. They executed schoolgirls, young men, old Timorese; the street was wet with blood, and the bodies were everywhere. As the soldiers were doing this, they were beating me and Amy [Goodman]; they took our cameras and our tape recorders and grabbed Amy by the hair and punched and kicked her in the face and in the stomach. When I put my body over her, they focused on my head. They fractured my skull with the butts of their M-16s..."
Indonesia's Generals on Trial in U.S. Courts "Major General Adam Damiri ... ordered the commanders to plan a crackdown should the East Timorese vote in favor of independence..."

March 23, 2001

Committee to Free Lori Berenson On Thursday, Lori declared her innocence before the court and offered testimony. Her next court appearance will be on Tuesday, March 27.

March 19, 2001

Indonesia: Political crisis ... "...peaceful political activists in Papua are being silenced behind prison bars," Amnesty International said..."

March 18, 2001

Narco News Solidarity Letter from Gary Webb "..The national news media, instead of using its brute strength to force the truth from our government, decided that its time would be better spent investigating me and my reporting..." Pulitzer Prize Winner, Gary Webb

March 17, 2001

0zone Layer Cake Work for justice and InterAct! 0zone Layer Cake needs your vote to win the ratings game at Bloghop - Vote Green!

March 16, 2001

0zone Layer Cake "...Sites are being co-opted and shut down for the minor sin of saying something bad about the advertising provider..."

March 15, 2001

NetSlaves: Comments "...While they work on their passions, other people openly and shamelessly take advantage of them. Sites are being co-opted and shut down for the minor sin of saying something bad about the advertising provider..."
Native American leader and Poet John Trudell on on tour giving spoken word performances across the country. Tomorrow, Thursday March 15, he will be at WOW Hall in Eugene. Other local performances include: -Friday March 16, First Unitarian Church Hall (Downtown PDX) -Saturday March 17 Capital Theatre,Olympia, WA -Sunday March 18 Rainier Unitarian Performance Hall Seattle, WA For more about John and his new album visit Blue Indians

March 14, 2001

Republicans Defeat Effort To Put Medicare Surplus In Lockbox "...Republicans defeated a measure yesterday that would have kept the Medicare surplus from being spent on anything other than Medicare or debt reduction..."
BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Athletes urged to rethink Nike ties athletes considering sponsorship deals with Nike should visit the Indonesian factories to see conditions there for themselves.

March 13, 2001

InterAct Human Rights Alliance (HRA) meeting happens this Wednesday, 8pm, in the Ben Linder Room (groundfloor of the EMU), Eugene, Oregon.
Blue Green: Environmental Issues; News and Opinions One of the greatest Blogs on Bloghop, and hardly any votes! Give them a Green Smile Vote Early and Vote Often! this one belongs on the front page of the ratings

March 11, 2001

Moss Blog "The Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge was intended to protect seabirds and marine mammals, and it does a good job of that. Every island off the Oregon coast is part of the refuge, EXCEPT ONE..."

March 10, 2001

Media Politics "Yes, incivility in political discourse has reached an incredible level when attacks are made on the family members of public figures. It's only fair to point out where there started, though--with the "politics of personal destruction," pioneered by a faction of the far right and imported wholesale into Republican politics..." Join the discusion, take the link above.
Activists Take Ownership Of Nike "Nike Shareholders For Justice" Launched At CEO's Alma Mater (Eugene, OR - March 8, 2001) The Living Wage Project announced the launch of their new program "Nike Shareholders For Justice" on International Women's Day at the University of oregon, the alma mater of Nike CEO, Phil Knight.
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Jim's Journal What would the starving Indonesians Do Without Nike? Jim Keady Responds: "What else would those people be doing?" I have been asked this question so many times. It has almost become the litmus test for whether or not what we are doing here has any meaning. I know that there are a few people who ask the question with genuine concern for the workers. "If they weren't doing this, would they be able to survive? Would they be OK? I'd be worried about them." In the coming weeks, expect to hear more about the LIVING WAGE PROJECT and especially, "NIKE SHAREHOLDERS FOR JUSTICE"

March 08, 2001

Interactive Journalism This is the temporary URL - create an account, post stories and comments. BE THE MEDIA ! Official kick off, April 1, 2001
olympic living wage project 7:00 pm this evening, Thursday, March 8 100 Willamette Hall University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon Jim Keady and Leslie Kretzu will discuss how they lived in an Indonesian slum, starving on Nike wages.
Jobs Available at New Dot Bomb Soon Fools Day will be upon us, along with it's attendant celebrations. The women are busy selecting their formal gowns, while the men prepare special costumes. The air is one of expectation, especially here in Oregon, where we've already had an especially strong first whif of springtime.
Protest.Net: Wear Scarfs To Demand Civil And Political Rights April 2nd! The erosion of civil liberties piling up in Quebec City is driven by the Federal Government, the same Federal Government which signaled to the RCMP to pepper spray students in British Columbia several years ago to prevent embarrassment to the criminal and genocidal leader of Indonesia, President Sukharno, now 'retired.'