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Announcement :: General

2007 NCOR Event Details and Call for Proposals

The National Conference of Organized Resistance is an annual event that brings together people from all backgrounds for a weekend of learning and discussing local and international social justice issues through workshops, panel discussions, and skillshares.

We are currently seeking workshop proposals for the 10th Annual NCOR, held March 9-11, 2007 at American University in Washington, D.C.

Read on for more details. Thanks!
 

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NYC IMC Reporter Brad Will Killed; Federales Forcibly Enter Oaxaca, Mexico

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Brad Will, 36, a documentary filmmaker and reporter for Indymedia in New York, Bolivia and Brazil, was shot 10/28 when pro-government attackers opened fire on a barricade Oaxaca, Mexico. He died with his video camera in his hands.
10/30 Update: Paramilitaries forcibly enter Oaxaca; many reports of protesters surrounded by armed government forces and police, activists worldwide plan protests at Mexican embassies.
IMC Global Story | IMC US Story | Mexico IMC | Portland IMC Call to Action | Infoshop News, (story URL) | E-blockade of Mexican Consulate (2nd link)
 

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Commentary :: Environment : General

Half-Hour Hurricanes: Where were the Warnings About St. Louis's Ultra Storm?

As clips of hurricane-strength winds uprooting trees across St. Louis in late July made national news, many commentators spoke of the awesome power of nature. But this storm was not an act of god. It was an act of Exxon-Mobile and its friends. And they are not gods, even if they are treated as such by the White House.
MORE: Local accounts after storm | Way of living unsustainable
 

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Commentary :: Biking : General : Media : Recreation

Local radio DJ advocates hitting bikes with vehicles

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During morning rush hour 6/2, a DJ for Bernie Miklasz Show on local "sports" station, AM 1380, said the proper place for bicycles is underneath cars. This comes barely 1year after local radio DJs suspended for prompting listeners to forceably disarm cops. Unclear whether the DJ advocating violence against bicyclists could receive similar treatment. For context, 12% of all roadway injuries in Missouri are on bike.
Update: Bernie issues apology for guest, and legal threat.
 

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News :: General : Immigration

Anarchist Opposition to Anti-Immigration Rally in Collinsville Illinois

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an account from one person who attended the counter-demonstration in Collinsville to the anti-illegal immigrant rally.
 

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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 : General : Housing and Development

Hurricane Katrina in review

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Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast Monday and over five days later, the country is rocked with flood relief plans, critisms of the President and the government's lack of disaster planning, and over a million Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida residents are left homeless.

Radical Relief Efforts [Mobilization for Anarchists to Gulf Coast listserve | Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color-led Hurricane Katrina Relief | Anarchist Relief/MayDay DC | Food Not Bombs]

Video from the Astrodome: [1 | 2]
Audio [1 | 2 | 3 | 4]
Written Reports [1 | 2 | 3]

Local IMC Articles of Interest [Local Organizing for Hurricane Relief | Fiction account of what could be | Kanye West says, "George Bush doesn't like black people." | Now is the time? Now is the time!]

Independent Media Coverage [New Orleans IMC | Austin IMC | Houston IMC | US IMC | Democracy Now!]
 

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Metro Holds Public Hearing in East St. Louis on Fare Increases

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The Metro conducted its East St. Louis public hearing on a proposed fare increase for the MetroLink, MetroBus, and Call-A-Ride. Todd Plesko, Chief of Planning and System Development, began the meeting explaining Metro’s analysis and laying out the fare increase schedule for all attendants.

Diesel costs, normal inflation, and budget balance were laid to blame for the proposed fare increases. Mr. Plesko explained that other measures were taken before fare increases were considered. Following his explanation, he invited those in attendance to speak up one by one, standing in the front of the room, with their concerns and comments.

Links [Description of Fare Increase | Post Article]
 

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STLIMC Dot Org is Back!

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The website is back!

As our most dedicated readers are aware, the St. Louis Indy Media Center website has been down for some time. The server is finally in its new home in Seattle, which was our biggest hurdle to get over. A new site design is established and a new IMC application is installed, both of which should make things easier to navigate and to publish.

Email imc-stlouis (at) lists.indymedia.org if you have any questions about the site or suggestions.

For help publishing click here.

 

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