News :: Military : Protests and Vigils
North Dakota: Clowns (One from St. Louis) Sabotage Nuclear Warhead
In a direct act of protest against nuclear weapons on the morning of 20 June, Carl Kabat, a Roman Catholic Priest from St. Louis, and Gregory Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli, two Veterans, went to a Minuteman III silo in North Dakota and sabotaged the silo with hammers. They also put paint and their own blood on the missile lid.
More Info: Jonah House
| "Democracy Now" coverage 6-21
| MP3 Interview with Kabat
| Clowns convicted
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Local radio DJ advocates hitting bikes with vehicles
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News :: General : Immigration
Anarchist Opposition to Anti-Immigration Rally in Collinsville Illinois
an account from one person who attended the counter-demonstration in Collinsville to the anti-illegal immigrant rally.
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News :: Gender and Sexuality : Protests and Vigils
Transgender guerrilla performers crash Venus Envy
A guerrilla performance troupe descended upon Venus Envy
in the St. Louis Center on 4-15-2006 to highlight the event organizers' lack of a fair transgender policy. The performers staged a tongue-in-cheek freak/fashion show, complete with barker wearing top-hat and tails, highlighting the gender ambiguity of each “freak.”
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News :: Immigration : Protests and Vigils
5,000 at St. Louis Immigrant Rights March
Today, St. Louis joined the national outcry against HR4437
. Demonstrators assembled downtown in Kiener Plaza earlier this evening, carrying flags and banners with messages like “Ningun ser humano es ilegal: No human being is illegal.” A wide array of speakers, including Archbishop Raymond Burke, addressed a packed arena sharing a message of determination for immigrant families.
More Info: April 10 Mobilization | New America Opportunity Campaign | US Indymedia | No HR4437 Network
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Announcement :: Media
STLIMC at Community Wireless Summit
Announcement :: Protests and Vigils
Anti-war Assembly at Forest Park on March 19th
On Sunday March 19, 2-4p, St. Louis Instead of War is hosting an assembly in the World's Fair Pavilion
in Forest Park on the 3rd Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq
. There will be food provided by Food Not Bombs, panel speakers, art, poetry, music and other displays highlighting the human costs of the war. Download the flyer in color
or in black & white.
Update 3-15: There is now contact info for artists contributing to the assembly. Read on for more.
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News :: Civil and Human Rights : Gender and Sexuality : Local politics : Media : Protests and Vigils
64/40 Exodus Billboard Modified!
Billboard modified in response to anti-GLBT conference...
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Announcement :: General : Media
Revised Newswire Posting Policy
We have recently adopted a new policy that we will be testing in the next several weeks. The new policy is not yet set in stone, but we feel it will be successful to adequately shape the newswire into a more desirable medium for the site's purposes. We enthusiastically welcome comments and responses to the revised posting policy.
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News :: Civil and Human Rights
Food Not Bombs is Back in Business after Lull in Activity
Food not Bombs is currently active in St. Louis again and is serving in Lucas Park on Fridays at noon. Lucas Park is located on 14th and Locust, in an increasingly gentrified part of downtown in which the homeless population are under constant assault by the police and the arbitrary power of the capitalist housing market.
[St. Louis Food not Bombs website
| Food Not Bombs Needs Donations
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News :: Civil and Human Rights
Thousands Remember Martin Luther King's Legacy in St. Louis
Several hundred people gathered Monday morning on January 16th in front of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis to honor Dr. King's life and work for racial and economic justice. The diverse crowd not only wished to remember King's work but also promote the fact that much of what he fought for still must be resolved in this racially and economically divided military state.
Earlier in the week, several hundred people attended an event at Harris Stowe State University to hear Civil Rights Activist Andrew Young. Multi-cultural dancers, musicians, and singers were also included in the ceremony.
Read the St. Louis American [St. Louis's 36th Annual MLK Day
| All in the name of MLK
News :: Local politics
The Communities Arts and Media Project (CAMP) won a months-long struggle to operate a community center in their location at 3022 Cherokee when the St. Louis Board of Adjustment issued an occupancy permit at a hearing on December 14. Though there are still some issues to be resolved--such as the occupancy limit for the first floor--the CAMP community will open the first-floor community space in Spring 2006.
Article originally written for the Confluence. Click here
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