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.
Posted by Realo! at 8:57:00 PM
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..."
Posted by David Roknich at 4:27:00 PM
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..."
Posted by Realo! at 6:42:00 AM
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March 15, 2001
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
Posted by David Roknich at 12:42:00 AM
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..."
Posted by Realo! at 10:23:00 PM
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.
Posted by Realo! at 11:24:00 AM
March 13, 2001
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
Posted by Realo! at 4:10:00 AM
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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.
Posted by Realo! at 7:41:00 PM
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.
Posted by Realo! at 6:29:00 PM
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"
Posted by David Roknich at 1:35:00 AM
March 08, 2001
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.
Posted by Realo! at 5:31:00 AM
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.'
Posted by Realo! at 4:48:00 AM