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Ecotopia 2005 - international youth festival in Moldova

27-06-2005 20:01

Ecotopia 2004
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We would like to invite you to E K O T O P I A 2005
taking place in the nature reserve Saharna, in Moldova
This year's theme is Alternative Technologies [AT], but as always the program is to be created by the participants. We choose AT as the theme because we would like to have a lot of skill-sharing on issues such as renewable energy, solar power, waste management and recycling, green building and eco-housing, green food production, windmills, green economy, green design and architecture, and green-everything.
Beside the alternative technologies there will be special focus on
- east-west issues in Europe
- planing of local and global actions
- developing ideas for new projects and campaigns on the European level
The most important is that the program of EKOTOPIA is dependent on YOU:::: to give a workshop, on AT, east-west or any topic you are interested in, climate change, sustainable transport, GMOs, organic food, action planing, alternative media, global politics and economics, migration, racism and xenophobia, etc.
If you want to give a workshop, please fill in the online workshop form [available soon]
If you want to participate fill in this form [available soon]
Also, we would really appreciate if you fill in the EKORATES questionnaire and send it to
People applying for the travel reimbursements are expected to fill in the questionnaire.
People who need travel reimbursement apply before June 20th. If you don't need travel reimbursement you can register until July 10th. Registering in advance is very helpful for the people organising the logistics!!
A great way to come to Ekotopia is the annual Ekotopia BikeToUr. This year, the BikeToUr starts in Banja Luka June 17th, Bosnia.

More about EKOTOPIA
Questions & remarks:

Hope to see you in Moldova!!

EYFA (European Youth for Action) and the ekotopia hosts: AVI, SalvaEco, Gutta-Club and the Environmental Movement of Moldova

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Bristol Indymedia server seized tonight

27-06-2005 18:59

Have just been informed that police visited the home address of a member of the Bristol Indymedia Collective (BIM) late this afternoon (approx 5.30pm) armed with a search warrant.

They seized from the property the persons personal computer, as well as the Bristol Indymedia server. The member of the collective has also been taken into custody, although his partner was told this was just for a 'chat' and he'd be home soon!?

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Roma Parliament Opposes Bulldozing of Dale Farm

27-06-2005 18:39

Contacts: Grattan Puxon 01206 523528 and Veerendra Rishi: 07788436348

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Rupert Murdoch's son-in-law in charge of Live8 publicity

27-06-2005 18:28

Tony Blair's and Peter Mandelson's friend, Murdoch's son-in-law, is Geldof's spin doctor: corporate public relations consultant Matthew Freud in charge of Live8 Ltd. adds more weight to the accusations that Live8 is a mere publicity stunt by the rich and powerful to distract from the real issues of global capitalism and the extreme poverty it increasingly causes.

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Launch of community forum

27-06-2005 17:51

THE FIRST meeting of a new monthly forum for local community and campaign groups in a West Sussex seaside town has been chalked up as a success.

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Red Pepper launches G8 protest blog / supports Indymedia

27-06-2005 17:24

We press-released a version of this in the early hours. See you in Scotland.

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Corruption in "Good Ol" North Carolina?

27-06-2005 17:14

Is there a “Good Ol Boy” Network in North Carolina?

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AmnestyI- Iran- Urgent help for man sentenced to having eyes gouged out!

27-06-2005 16:16

Please send appeals to stop this barbaric sentence being varried out in Iran

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Verdict on Killing of Tom Hurndall: ISM London Press Release

27-06-2005 15:58

Press Release - 27 June 2005

Regardless of the outcome of today's verdict on the killing of Tom Hurndall, the International Solidarity Movement, London maintains that justice cannot been served while the culture of impunity in the Israeli army remains in tact. Tom was one of hundreds of civilians killed in Rafah alone in the past four years. He was shot whilst trying to get children out of the line of Israeli army gunfire. As he bent down to pick up a young boy, he was shot in the head.

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Politically modified research?

27-06-2005 15:58

By Eileen Marshall Margaret Williams

26th June 2005

On 22nd June 2005 Laurie Taylor presented a programme called "Thinking Allowed" on the UK's Radio 4, one of a series of programmes in which contributors discuss topical items coming out of the academic and research worlds. Taylor ended that particular programme with an explosion: "….the last word on methodology, and the importance of valid and reliable empirical work, must go to the anonymous political insider who recently characterised the present Government's approach to research in the following manner: it is not, he said, so much evidence-based policy-making as policy-based evidence-making". Never was there a truer word, as the ME community knows to its considerable cost: it has been saying so for many years but has been systematically denigrated and ignored, so it is refreshing to hear this acknowledged and confirmed in such precise terms on the BBC.

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The 'Jesuits of Capitalism'

27-06-2005 15:57

Blair's apparent fave consultancy firm McKinsey.

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Chris Ntirandekura - request to stay

27-06-2005 15:54

This is a model letter to the Minister for Immigration requesting that Christian be allowed to stay.

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World Tribunal On Iraq Concluded Today

27-06-2005 15:47

The World Tribunal on Iraq concluded this morning with a press conference announcing the decision of the 'Jury of Conscience'. Here is the press release and jury statement from the WTI website:

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Mini-Festival This tHURSDAY!

27-06-2005 15:42

Mini Festival in Birmingham, featuring Food Not Bombs, Filastine, Persons Unknown, LOst Film Fest and the Infernal Noise Brigade. One night only!

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27-06-2005 15:32

Bush: The World Holds You Accountable
The principal objective of the WTI is to tell the truth about the Iraq war as clearly as possible, and to draw conclusions that underscore the accountability of those responsible and underline the significance of justice for the Iraqi people.

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FCUK The G8! Hip Hop EP Out Now

27-06-2005 15:29

The Fuk The G8 Hip Hop EP 12" Vinyl is out now. It is a Limited pressing and features 4 tunes by Manage, Syanyde, Chemo and MC Excentral The Tempest. Its AntiCapiatalist, Anti G8, Anti Cop, pro partying and Fooking havin' it!!!.

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Theatre of Dissent hit the streets of edinburgh.

27-06-2005 14:29

Educating the locals about the G8 leaders....
Today activist from Theatre of Dissent went on an educational around the streets of Edinburgh.

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Bank of Scotland HQ occupied in Edinburgh.

27-06-2005 14:22

Inside the bank
SSP members stage anti poverty action in Edinburgh.

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Another Death in Detention as UK detained Zimbabweans enter 6th day of Hunger St

27-06-2005 14:10

A young man in Campsfield House detention centre outside Oxford hanged himself in the early hours of this morning.