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Wed
08
Oct
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Life For Sale as Never Before: The Human Genetic Map Released

by Marshall Kirkpatrick

Monday, February 12, 2001

Explorers have discovered a vast, untouched frontier, as full of riches and resources as anyone could imagine. This new world promises to change the human experience more than anything has for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Some of our most fundamental problems will be solved, we'll understand life as never before, and there's a whole lot of money to be made.

It should be no surprise, but someone else already lives there. Fortunately, they are of no use to us and aren't even human beings. They stand no chance of stopping our use of their home.

Wed
08
Oct
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Larry George Responds to Newsweek Essay By Fareed Zakaria

Introduction

The April 30 edition of Newsweek contains an essay attacking the movement against corporate globalization. In this piece, Fareed Zakaria, an editor at Foreign Affairs, the premier mainstream US journal of international relations, attacks the protesters in Quebec as ignorant, self-interested, anti-democratic, elitist nationalists who are betraying the heritage of what Zakaria calls the “democratic left”. The following is a response to Zakaria's piece.

Tue
07
Oct
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Zero Tolerance - Guliani Time Here?

The following article is from Black Flag 213, available for one pound 50 from BM Hurricane, London WC1N 3XX

In August 1997 Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant, was detained at New York's 70th Precinct station house. During the course of his detention he was severely beaten and had the wooden handle of a toilet plunger inserted by force into his rectum (resulting in a punctured intestine and torn bladder) and then had the handle of the plunger rammed into his mouth, knocking out his front teeth. He was racially abused, and, during the assault on him, one of the cops shouted "It's Giuliani time "- a reference to the New York right wing mayor who initiated the "zero tolerance campaign".

Tue
07
Oct
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The Greeks, Kosovo and the US

The following was distributed to recipients of the ZNet/Z Daily Commentary Program and is distributed here with Z's good wishes.

The ZNet/Z Daily Commentary Program sends a message to arrive each and every morning in its member's email. Numerous commentators provide the written materials -- chomsky, albert, raptis, herman, bernard, hightower, zinn, wise, solomon, randall, cagan -- in short a substantial cross section of activists and writers associated with Z Magazine. To become a member of this donor porgram one pledges $5 or more monthly to ZNet/Z Magazine. The commentaries, supported by the revenues, are sent as a premium. To find out more about the program or to join it please check the ZNet web site (at http://www.zmag.org) or go directly to the Commentary Description itself (at http://www.zmag.org/donorform.htm).

Here then is the Commentary for May 2, 1999.

Tue
07
Oct
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Looking to the Light of Freedom: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement and Thoughts on Anarchist Organizing

by Chris Crass

When thinking about organizing, about the possibilities for movement building, about the potential of challenging injustice and fundamentally altering the relationships of power in this society - my mind turns to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 60's. More specifically, my attention focuses in on Ella Baker and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee who initiated some of the most exciting work that I've ever come across. Today, when I read and hear so many debates, dialogues, and discussions about movement building and "Where do we go from here?", I again look to the insights and inspiration of Ms. Baker and SNCC.

Tue
07
Oct
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Confronting the Democratic National Convention and Working to Build a People's Movement for Justice

by Chris Crass

Going to Los Angles for the Democratic Nation Convention was an amazing experience. The actions and events themselves were generally speaking, very powerful. More than the actions themselves, the questions about organizing, tactics, strategy, anti-racist practice and movement building have been profoundly challenging as well as exciting.

I had a lot of mixed feelings going down to LA from San Francisco. I grew up about half an hour from LA, in a suburb called Whittier. While living in LA, I went to lots of rallies and marches in the city - from anti-vivisection/animal liberation protests, to large actions against the Gulf War, to demonstrations against police brutality. I grew up with a lot of the organizers who were working with Rise Up!/LA Direct Action Network. I was looking forward to working with friends, but I was also excited to be part of a mass mobilization in the streets of LA.

Tue
07
Oct
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N30 / Seattle: Anarchists' Response - Personal Accounts

Seattle too cold, everyone goes home

Thursday has been, well, different. Could be 'cause the cops are swiftly running out of gas and pepper spray. They've put a rush order out to their supplier.

The surrounding of the jail was the city's crown jewel today. I was at work when the marchers started rolling down the street - everyone peered out the windows on our very, very high floor. Our office building was put under lockdown, and very shortly thereafter was evacuated. Good excuse as any to get down there. Hung around for a couple of hours, then decided my evening would be better spent resting up.

Tue
07
Oct
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Anarchists Want to Unite With Diverse WTO Protesters

By Marshall Kirkpatrick, of Eugene Oregon's Anarchist Action Collective

Tue
07
Oct
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Anarchists and Corporate Media at the Battle of Seattle

The Anti-WTO demonstrations in Seattle, along with, to a much lesser extent, the Anti-Clinton demonstrations in Greece have raised the profile of anarchists in the United States to a level not seen in quite some time. Anarchists have struggled to make an impression upon larger segments of the public for more than the last decade. Events such as the Critical Mass bike rides and increasingly large numbers at public demonstrations, often as a "Black Block", have made the anarchists more difficult to ignore. When the police decided to riot in Seattle, the anarchists were ready to fight back.

The media stood up and noticed.

Tue
07
Oct
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Taking The First Step: Suggestions To People Called Out For Abusive Behavior

by wispy cockles
(originally published in the Jan/Feb issue of Clamor Magazine)

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