UK Newswire Archive
The hunger strike is a way of emphasizing the demand that the five political prisoners held by the US: Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González, should immediately be set free. This action is also a protest against the US’s plans for actions of war towards Cuba and Venezuela.
07-07-2004 17:34Serra Pelada gold mine, in the Amazonian State of Para, one of the main Brazilian gold producers, was bought by the US mining company Phoenix Gems, which paid 40 millions dollars to exploit 100 hectares.
The contract of an important part of Serra Pelada mine’s shares, was subscribed last June 5th between a cooperative of "garimpeiros" (Brazilian gold searchers) and the US Company Phoenix Gems.
07-07-2004 16:41"The twofold energetic crisis of capital accumulation consists in that human energy has become vastly unprofitable while fossil energy has become too expensive. Devaluing people and upgrading oil is the short formula for the increasing dilemma of the dominant way of productionand life..The demands of a global growth economy and natural reserves in energetic fossil raw materials are in a disproportion..Production cannot keep up with need
07-07-2004 14:37There has been a long standing interest on the IndyMedia newswire about the issue of patents - particularly those pertaining to intellectual property. A couple of recent events might be of interest.
07-07-2004 13:56Demo against the war in Iraq & St. Paul's Carnival video
07-07-2004 13:34A little published concern regarding Permafrost Thawing and the release of methane-the
most potent grrenhouse gas.
Indymedia Romania is now online available under:
The article is by the Romania editorial collective
07-07-2004 11:04Every year political activists come together in the summer - locally, country-wide and internationally. Here is a quick round- up of forthcoming events listed according to time, issues and location.
07-07-2004 07:24Coalition casualty count to reach 1000 in the next few days, Bliar admits no WMD will be found,
07-07-2004 05:47Candidate for state office David Blomstrom is publicly advocating the death penalty for George W. Bush.
07-07-2004 01:35Come and create your Vision of Another World!
07-07-2004 00:28The sportswear company, Sergio Tacchini, is pulling out of Burma. This is a direct result of the enormous activist campaign directed against it.
06-07-2004 17:25"Open Door" is an Oxford-based community resource for asylum seekers and refugees. Open Door is seeking new members and volunteers to participate. Below is an appeal letter from Saul Goode from Open Door. Anyone with any time with any time spare to help this invaluable community open space, please contact him on his e-mail.
06-07-2004 17:13Forthcoming events at Ex-Grand Banks Occupied Social Centre
06-07-2004 17:03This clip from John Pilger's documentary, Breaking the Silence, contains 2001 footage of Powell and Rice declaring that Iraq is not a threat.
06-07-2004 16:18The "international community" is often cited as either a bulwark against US imperialism, or as a counter-force to sovereign states which butcher their own people. In Haiti, it managed to be complicit with both.