September 2008 Archives

Sunday, October 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Townsend Center for the Humanities, #220 Stephens Hall

The Academy Award-winning documentary, "Taxi to the Dark Side," is a feature-length study of the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

This free screening will be followed the next day (Oct. 6) by a discussion entitled '"Taxi to the Dark Side" and the US War on Terror,' between Alex Gibney, director of the film and Lowell Bergman, professor of journalism.


San Francisco, CA
                                       Date: Friday, September 26, 2008
Time: 8pm
Venue: Artists Television Access                     992 Valencia St. (at 21st St)                            contact:
Guest speakers Antonia Juhasz, Larry Everest, Robert Gould, Majid Baradar, David Glick, and possibly Jim Haber (all featured in the film) and Aaron Newman (film maker) will lead post-film Q&A.

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Berkeley, CA                                                        Date: Sunday, September 28, 2008                        Time: 6:30pm                                                        Venue:  Revolution Books - Berkeley                      2425 Channing Way                                              Contact: Revolution Books - Berkeley                                     Screening followed by Q&A with Filmmaker



In the U.S. Today Science, as Science, is Under Attack as Never Before.

A significant statement by scientists appeared today in The New York Times.
We urge our supporters in the scientific community to sign and support it, and
everyone to circulate it. 

Tuesday, September 09 2008 @ 07:30 PM

Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church
305 N. California (at Bryant)
Palo Alto

Description: Film and Discussion

Post-film discussion to be lead by:
* Aaron Newman, producer, writer, and director of "Iran (Is Not the Problem)"
* Larry Everest, author of "Oil, Power, and Empire" (Larry is featured in the film)
* Paul George, Director, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center

"IRAN (Is Not the Problem)" is a new feature-length film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the U.S. and Iran - as happened before in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq.

We have heard that Iran is a nuclear menace defying the international community, bent on "wiping Israel off the map", supporting terrorism, and unwilling to negotiate. This documentary disputes these claims as they are presented to us and puts them in the context of present and historical U.S. imperialism and hypocrisy with respect to Iran. It looks at the struggle for democracy inside Iran and the consequences of escalation and a potential U.S. and/or Israeli attack, and suggests some alternatives to consider.

The 79-minute documentary features Antonia Juhasz ("The Bush Agenda"), Larry Everest ("Oil, Power, and Empire"), and other activists and Iranian-Americans. There are differences of opinion between many of the voices in the film, but all agree that a war would be unjustified.

$5 - $10 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. Whellchair accessible.

Event URL:

Updates from the Twin Cities


RNC Cops
St. Paul police filled the streets with tear gas on second day of RNC.

LiveWire - Breaking news from the streets
Call Indymedia Dispatch @ 651-503-5661 to post or Send us a LiveWire online >
Indymedia Dispatch assigns credibility on 1-5 scale - our estimate of truth! (Also check out Coldsnap Twitter, RNC08announce & Tin Can Comms - all the latest)


  • Sat, 09/06/2008 - 17:42

    Our dispatch phone is now off-line, and we will take the livewire down soon. Thanks, support and love to everyone who pitched in. The battle is not over. We still live here! Stay tuned here and to and for updates moving forward. Coldsnap will host a court solidarity meeting and another arrestee meeting within the week. If you were arrested and didn't fill out a Coldsnap outtake form after you were released, call 651-356-8635. The convergence space will be open 11am-8pm through Monday, and for events only until the 15th. One of many fundraisers to come - this one for the RNC 8 - will be held with David Rovics at the convergence center starting with a 7:30 dinner on Sunday. ** To plug in to TC-IMC to cover the convention aftermath, and the struggles facing our communities every day of the year, use our contact form above, contact a TC-IMC collective member, or watch this site for an upcoming meeting. ** Give an independent journalist a hug today! For everyone who fought off the gas, stopped business as usual, and broadcast the action to the world: we love you! From the jails to the barricades, from the servers to the streets - haloka for TC Indymedia

  • Fri, 09/05/2008 - 21:17

    arrested, harassed, or brutalized by the police/military this week? come to a meeting get updates, learn about legal options at fight back: 11am Saturday at the convergence center, 627 Smith Ave S.

  • Fri, 09/05/2008 - 21:13

    the activists at camp coldwater plan to spend the night tonight.

  • Fri, 09/05/2008 - 14:21

    the permit for the dakota reclamation action at camp coldwater expires at 3pm. they request support in the form of media, legal observers and anyone. to get to camp coldwater, go south on highway 55 to 54th street in minneapolis, take a left, then right and continue past the bureau of mines building.

  • Thu, 09/04/2008 - 22:18

    WCCO reports one of their photojournalists has also been arrested. will all these arrests wake up the corporate media? it never hurts to dream...

  • Thu, 09/04/2008 - 21:58

    wabasha street bridge appears to be clear.

  • Thu, 09/04/2008 - 21:51

    theuptake reports that a Kare11 reporter was arrested and a fox news crew gassed.

  • Thu, 09/04/2008 - 21:47

    unconfirmed report: people trapped on wabasha river bridge

  • Thu, 09/04/2008 - 21:33

    leadership of the antiwar committee was targeted and arrested at march tonight ** flashbang grendaes at marion ave right now

  • Thu, 09/04/2008 - 21:22

    codepink has just disrupted the proceedings inside the xcel energy center!

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Monday, 01 September 2008

 You can sign on to this letter which we're circulating TODAY to the news media:

ALERT: On Hurricane Gustav and the Government's Response

NEEDED: Rescue Not Repression

As Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast, threatening great damage, we who know how the Bush regime refused to rescue people three years ago, and instead treated people as criminals and refused to allow them to return, are watching.  And so are people around the world.

Already Mayor Ray Nagin and other officials have issued threats toward anyone who does not evacuate and imposed a 24 hour curfew, thereby laying the groundwork to imprison anyone who has not had the means to evacuate.  Nagin has ominously promised that anyone caught "looting" will go directly to Angola State Prison.  Reports are emerging of families being separated during evacuation efforts and people being deposited in overcrowded shelters in extremely remote, far-flung places.  It is clear that many thousands will suffer tremendous personal losses due to the slowness of the U.S. government in repairing and rebuilding levees.

The real horror of Katrina was not "looters" but the fact that human beings were abandoned and - in some cases - forced back into the floodwaters by armed National Guardsmen and police.  Prisoners were left locked in their cells as putrid flood-waters rose.  Families on rooftops were passed over by government helicopters for days.  Troops were taken off rescue missions and sent back in with orders, issued by Governor Blanco, to "shoot to kill." Those who were finally evacuated were sent to distant and often hostile places, separated from their loved ones, and thousands have still not been provided the resources to return.  Police repression and brutality were rampant.  Civilian efforts to assist those in most desperate need were met with repression and people were prevented from offering their assistance.  PEOPLE DIED AND SUFFERED UNNECESSARILY.

 We, the undersigned, are putting the U.S. government on notice:

We have not forgotten and will not tolerate a repeat of any of the criminal negligence that caused unnecessary deaths and incalculable suffering during Hurricane Katrina.

We demand that people be rescued from Hurricane Gustav, and have their basic needs met in a humane way.

We will look beneath the headlines and the soundbites and watch closely the government response and the conditions of the people.

We pledge to take meaningful political action to protest government inaction and resist government repression against those who need rescue and assistance or against those who are seeking to aid those in need.

Debra Sweet, National Director, World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime

Sunsara Taylor, Revolution Newspaper, Advisory Board Member of World Can't Wait

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