Scotland Indymedia Public Meeting Thursday November 17th: Open a Free Internet Access and Free Software Lab in Edinburgh! Films at 5pm in Forest Cafe, meeting upstairs in Church Hall at 7:30pm,
Despite riots bursting out at night in every major city in France for the last two weeks, there is still no excuse but further repression from interior minister Sarkozy. Sarkozy is regarded as escalating the conflict which was brought on by tear-gasing a mosque during prayers and the accidental electrocution of two sans-papiers teenagers fleeing from police harrassment.
Now a few riots are spreading throughout Europe.
The cities are locked down under the state of emergency and curfews last used during the Algerian War for Independence in 1955. Hundreds of people have been arrested and are threatened with deportation. Police has frequently used teargas, but also rubber bullets and police brutality has been reported.
[Movement of the Banlieues: Communique | Spread of similar riots through Europe | Communique (engl.) of Federation Anarchiste | Le Monde translation | Sketchy Thoughts Blog | Interactivist News | report on Indymedia.org | eyewitness report on UK Indymedia | Indymedia UK feature | Wikipedia ]
This is the Englsih Translation of a statement by MIB ("Mouvement de lâ€™immigration et des banlieues"), a network of migrants living in the suburbs of french cities. The MIB is involved in anti racist action for years, e.h. they took part in the international border camp in Strasbourg in 2002.
Pablo Navarrete, Caracas: Below are the answers to some questions I recently put to British journalist and author of Hugo ChÃ¡vez and the Bolivarian Revolution, Richard Gott.
A report of the Stop the War Demo and Rally in Edinburgh on 12/11/2005
The national newspaper The Guardian has been condemned by Noam Chomsky and British media watchdogs for publishing a planned, careful fabrication designed to depict Chomsky as a denier of the Srebrenica massacre.
Justice Not Vengeance  campaigner Milan Rai, who has spoken at lots of events in Scotland, could be sent to prison for up to 51 weeks for 'organising an illegal demonstration'. The demonstration was part of a national series of vigils - the 100,000 Rings project - in which protesters mourn the deaths of Iraqi's by ringing a bell and saying the names of those killed.
A protest including a vigil and a little demonstration was held in Aberdeen today as part of an international day to remember Ken Saro-Wiwa and his eight Ogoni colleagues. They were executed by the Nigerian state for campaigning against the devastation of the Niger Delta by oil companies, especially $hell and Chevron.
The demonstrators visited Shells two Aberdeen offices and Aberdeen Sheriff Court, where Shell admitted liability for the deaths of two employees on one of its platforms.
[ Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa | Mayo Anti-Shell Pipeline Campaign ]
Edinburgh's Cameo Cinema, with the most comfortable seats I've watched films from, is being sold to someone (rumoured to be "nightclub entrepeneur" Stefan King) who wants to pull out the main auditorium to turn it into a pub. (The Lothian Road area being notoriously dry and all...)
OK, it's "just" an arthouse cinema and worse things are happening in the world but ARGH! Fucking multiplexes.