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AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: zmag.org + indymedia.org/peace

SAVE LIVES IN AFGHANISTAN: caa.org.au
OXFAM-CAA AFGHAN DONATION LINE: 1800 034 034

 

MELBOURNE CUTURE JAMMING DOCO

'CommuniKation Guerillas' features interviews with several Melbourne Cuture Jammers and will screen at the VCA Film + TV School, 234 St Kilda Rd, South Bank on the 8th and the 14th February at 6pm.

NEW LAWS - DISCUSSION + SCREENING
Rod Quantock, Jude McCullock and Damien Lawson will discuss the new Anti-Terrorist laws set to rock Australia. The discussion will also feature a screening of 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'. Wednesday 30th January 2002, Trades Hall, Victoria and Lygon Streets Carlton, Bar opens 7pm, speakers start at 8pm.

WEF TO MEET IN NYC
Protest the World Economic Forum in NYC, January 31 - February 4, 2002. LINKS: studentsforglobaljustice.org, anotherworldispossible.com, accnyc.org

TIGER WOODS TARGET OF N.Z. ANTI-NIKE PROTEST

9 JAN: Woods was asked by protest spokesman Rob McEwan: "How does it feel to get paid so much when the people who make the clothes you wear get paid $2 a day?" Mr McEwan said the protesters wanted to make the point that Woods was paid $130,000 a day to wear a cap, while the person who made it was paid $2 a day. - indymedia.org

THE ARGENTINIAN AUSTERITY RIOTS
21 DEC: Argentina's President Fernando De la Rua resigned on Thursday after two years in office, fleeing from the government palace in a helicopter to escape throngs of protesters who were clashing with riot police outside. Protesters have stormed supermarkets in 'food riots' in direct action against IMF imposed austerity measures. - indymedia.org

SEPTEMBER 11 CONTINUES
The World Bank estimates that an extra 10 million people will be living on less than $1 a day, and tens of thousands more children will die of malnutrition and illness in poor countries because of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Half of these child deaths will be in Africa. We need your help more urgently than ever before. - caa

FINAL NIKE PROTEST FOR 2001

15 DEC: About 50 protesters gathered at the corner of Swantson and Bourke streets Melbourne at 5.00pm for one final protest for the year, yesterday, Friday 14th December 2001. - indymedia

ART SHOW - BLOCKADE:

'BLOCKADE' presented by the New International Bookshop, Mark Dober and Yask Desai show drawings and photographs from M1 and other major anti global corporatisation protests. NIBS Gallery, 54 Victoria St (Corner Lygon St) Carlton.

D14
Belgium held the European Summit on December 14, Global Justice protesters were there to greet their leaders. - www.d14.be

GLOBAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT: ALIVE + KICKING
Russell Mokhiber + Robert Weissman: While media commentators have rushed to bury the global justice movement, the many strands of the movement against corporate globalization have been busy organizing, campaigning, lobbying, demonstrating -- and, frequently, winning. - znet.org

SHUT UP AND RETURN IT
FANCLUBBERS web site is asking people to BUY then RETURN unethical goods on mass this chrismass shopping season. - Select a store with a refund policy, Buy the product you object to, Return it and saying why you are not happy with the product, Repeat the process. - fanclubbers.org

HERALD TRIBUNE SAYS: ACTIVISTS = TERRORIST
WASHINGTON - Terrorists Exploit Anti-Globalization - For terrorism to thrive, it is not necessary for everyone to become a terrorist. As Chairman Mao wrote, the tacit approval of the general public provides the sea in which small shoals of guerrillas or terrorists can swim. Such a friendly, Maoist-style environment for violent acts is being fostered, wittingly or unwittingly, by many of the anti-globalization demonstrators who now plague international meetings. - International Herald Tribune

GODDESS OF LOVE + FREEDOM HITS FITZROY CENTRELINK

7 DECEMBER: The dull atmosphere of Fitzroy Centrelink was disturbed ten minutes ago by the Goddess of Love and Freedom and her fairy-winged followers, who handed out lollies, 'know your centrelink rights' fliers and certificates pledging a year of benefits with No Obligation. The merry-makers were later disturbed by another scary-looking goddess with dark sunglasses and a security card dangling from her neck. - indymedia

WTO TRADE TALKS FALTER - the age

WTO'S SECRET AGENDA - LEAKED
Three confidential documents from inside the World Trade Organization Secretariat and a group of captains of London finance, who call themselves the "British Invisibles," have revealed the extraordinary secret entanglement of industry with government in designing radical pro-business changes in WTO rules. - corpwatch

PEACE INFO/SHOP IN CITY

A new squatted info shop was opened on Friday in Swanston Street, City. A successful demo protesting the WTO lead to the establishment of the space opposite RMIT University, offering info (including yours) and a forum for discussion - indymedia

WTO TALKS OPEN / DISSENT WORLDWIDE
new delhi pic: new dehli
Hundreds of protests occurred around the world co-inciding with 4th Ministerial of the World trade Organization (WTO). Read action reports from around 60 different countries at indymedia.org!

WEF MOVES MEETING TO NYC
The World Economic Forum is moving its annual meeting from Davos for the first time in it's 31 year history. NYC "will be a very dangerous environment to raise a voice of dissent" - indymedia

NOV 8: ANTIWAR PROTESTER IN COURT
Paul Russell who allegedly used numerous mobile phones to jam up the Liberal Party Headquarters switchboard to protest the war has been charged with a number of serious offences, under the Commonwealth Crimes Act. His case was adjounred to Dec 13th - indymedia

RESISTANCE THE SECRET TO JOY

Around the world a new spirit is reinventing tactics of resistance, rejecting the tedium of ritual marches from A to B, the verbose rallies where the party faithful listen passively to long speeches by ‘leaders’. Spontaneity and pleasure are the order of the day
- indymedia

THE CORPORATIONS HAVE ALREADY WON THE ELECTION
To vote or not to vote? your say - indymedia thread

ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT GROWING

Sunday Nov 4 saw anti-war and pro-refugee gatherings in the city. Read a report on the press coverage at indymedia

THE WORLD FORUM ON THE WTO, BEIRUT NOV 6-8
Labor Unions, Women's Groups, Environmentalists, Youth Activists, and Civil Society Organizations etc. will meet in Beirut to discuss how to stop the expansion of the WTO and how to limit the cycle of extremism perpetuated by war and neoliberalism - worldforumbeirut.org

MICROWAVE BEAM WEAPON FOR CROWDS
OCT 24: Tests of a controversial weapon that is designed to heat people's skin with a microwave beam have shown that it can disperse crowds. But critics are not convinced the system is safe. - newscientist

OPERA HOUSE JAMMED

OCT 25: On Friday night the Sydney Opera House became a 40 foot high billboard featuring a projection of a first fleet sailing ship above the words "BOAT PEOPLE". Tactical media activists staged the action - reminding Australians that most of us are descended from Boat People. - weareallboatpeople

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Naomi Klein: Many political opponents of anticorporate activism are using the symbolism of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks to argue that young activists, playing at guerrilla war, have now been caught out by a real war. The obituaries are already appearing in newspapers around the world: "Anti-Globalization Is So Yesterday," - nologo.org

THE ALGEBRA OF INFINATE JUSTICE

Arundhati Roy: It must be hard for ordinary Americans, so recently bereaved, to look up at the world with their eyes full of tears and encounter what might appear to them to be indifference. It isn't indifference. It's just augury. An absence of surprise. The tired wisdom of knowing that what goes around eventually comes around. American people ought to know that it is not them but their government's policies that are so hated. - guardian

PEACE RALLY REPORT

MELBOURNE: Today, Sunday 21 October, another rally (the eighth in six weeks) was held in central Melbourne protesting against war and racism. The rally began in the City Square, where various speakers addressed the crowd. - indy media

HATE MAIL
22 OCTOBER: Jamie Morien: 'I just wanted to let you guys know what a really bad job your doing. Your communistic anarchistic ideology is about as self-contradictory as all your Nike wearing protesters etc.
' - more hate mail

NEW ASIO POWERS THREATEN DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

* ASIO to get powers of arrest and detention for up to 48 hours.
* the removal of the right to silence when under questioning.
* the creation of terrorist offences and related legislation violating the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association. - read more + take action here

 

 

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MAINSTREAM MEDIA ARTICLES

Business forum postponed - herald sun 29 sept
CHOGM is off - courier mail 28 sept
Stay home for CHOGM - the sunday mail 23 sept
Pie thrower loses jail appeal - the age 21 sept
s11 pie thrower given one month jail - the age 19 sept
Not prepared: CHOGM police - the sunday mail 16 sept
Mahathir predicts violence, riots at CHOGM - the age 24 august
No police this time - courier mail 23 august
CHOGM fence barricade to keep out protesters - courier mail 21 august
DON'T EVEN TRY IT - the age 15 August
'Cyberjunkie' faces five charges - fairfax 14 august
Forget S11, try shareholder activism - the age 10 August
Feud over CHOGM security continues in Queensland - the age 2 august
Organisers predict up to 20,000 may protest CHOGM - the age 1 August
Bracks threatens our civil liberties - the age 27 july
Visa ban to head off violence - advertiser 26 july
In defence of the dirty G-word - the age 26 july
No guns to police at CHOGM protest - the australian 24 july
Police fear violent protests at CHOGM
- the age 24 july
Activist groups raise profile at Active Sydney Fair - the age 17 july
Police inquiry on nike freebies - herald-sun 6 july
Police 'gifts' policy review - the age 6 july
Flak flies over police freebies - the age 5 july
Beating the barricade - the age 27 june
S11 to give ombudsman giant spectacles - the age 25 june
s11 student fined - herald-sun 22 june
Anti-globalisation battle shifts into cyberspace - the age 22 june
Behind the attack of the hackers - the age 22 june
s11: the courts will have the last say - the age 14 june
Police cleared over s11 demo - herald-sun 13 june
Police cleared on s11 - the age 13 june

the age - WEF web site

CHOGM PROTEST SITES
Brisbane:
stopchogm.org
Brisbane: chogm free zone
Brisbane: chogm action network
Jubilee Australia:
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CHOGM SITES
chogm2001.net
commonwealth business forum

chogm2001.qld.gov.au
thecommonwealth.org
commonwealthfoundation.com
commonwealthpeople.com

 

 

 

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