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SPECIAL  -  30 Aug 2004

Gov't Attempts Subpoena For Indymedia Logs - Service Provider Refuses


BREAKING NEWS: The FBI and the US Secret Service is again engaging in a fishing expedition to route out dissenting viewpoints, harass people who are simply exercising their free speech rights, and intimidate others from exercising their right to protest in connection with the Republican National Convention. To quote one indymedia volunteer, regarding New York Indymedia:

"It has come to my attention, that our hosting provider, Calyx Internet Access, has been under harassment and scrutiny by the United States Secret Service in a blatant attempt to disrupt our relationship. Furthermore, it has been revealed to me that my contact information, was required to be disclosed to the government, presumably to begin directly harassing me. The SS did not contact the IMC directly in relation to this matter, but instead felt it prudent to put a strain on a place which we do business with. The agents attempted to circumvent Indymedia by contacting Calyx by phone, originally without a warrant or subpoena, in order to obtain user connection logs regarding a particular post on an Indymedia site. The post in question is a repost by an anonymous person containing information that is already available all over the Internet, and publicly available in other forms."

[Subpoena (US law): to order someone to go to a court of law to answer questions, or to order the appearance of documents in a court of law ]

NYC: INDYMEDIA - 30 Aug 2004

Photo Summary of A29 in NYC

Today in New York City, 500,000 people marched in solidarity with the rest of the world, denouncing policies of the U.S. government from every possible angle. After a 6-hour long march, protesters did not just pack up their signs and go home. Various autonomous contingents sprawled out across the city, doing everything from a "kick the heads of state" soccer game in Central Park, to jail solidarity demonstrations for those arrested, to a relentless verbal assault campaign on Republican delegates trying to hide out in Broadway theaters. "Republican scum! Your time has come!" was a chant that could be heard up and down the avenues this afternoon.

Photos and commentary:

UFPJ march [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]

Dragon fire [ 1 ] [ video ]

Times Square [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

Kiss-in [ 1 | 2 | ]

Misc [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 ]


RNC Protest Coverage from New York

An alternative media mobilisation is providing ongoing coverage of the Republican National Convention protests in New York - see: NYC Indymedia

USEFUL INFO: [ NYC IMC | Portland IMC Coverage | Grassroots Media | CounterConvention | RNC Not Welcome | RNC Watch | Transportation | Housing | Team Cascadia | No RNC! - survival ]

UPCOMING ACTIONS: [ Calendar of Events ]

AUDIO: [ A-Noise / NoRNC Sound Coalition | Critical Mass Radio Network | Portland Indymedia Webradio ]

VIDEO: [ Paper | Manhattan Neighborhood Network ]

REPORTS IN SPANISH: Two Puerto Rico IMC volunteers are in New York and will post Spanish reports here | More info(ES) here

Infoline phone number: (212) 400-7458

Live Call-In number: 800-939-7973

ITALIA: INTERNET - 30 Aug 2004

E' arrivato un vagone carico di...


A Trenitalia le critiche, soprattutto se espresse in forma satirica, non piacciono proprio. E un sito di satira sulla complicita' di Trenitalia nella guerra in Iraq e' stato eliminato dalla rete per ordine del tribunale. Le pagine in questione erano senza dubbio critiche nei confronti di Trenitalia, le critiche erano espresse in maniera satirica attraverso un detournament della home page del portale delle ferrovie, ironizzando con sarcasmo sulla collaborazione offerta alla guerra in Iraq attraverso il trasporto di armi sul territorio italiano. Si trattava dell'opera artistica di un collettivo di designer presente in uno dei circa 400 spazi web che il server di Autistici ospita. Al di la' del caso specifico pero' e' il paradigma in se' che risulta veramente preoccupante.

Trenitalia potrebbe essere tranquillamente sostituita con le lobby del cinema e della discografia che hanno pesantemente influenzato la legislazione sui diritti d'autore e determinato la stretta repressiva sul file sharing a cui stiamo assistendo, o con il potente paranoico di turno, che ritiene la liberta' di espressione, la privacy, il diritto all' anonimato elementi trascurabili, da sacrificare in nome di un non ben definito bisogno di sicurezza, ed affogare nella paura del proprio simile.

Autistici/Inventati potrebbe essere un fornitore di servizi qualunque, e per questo sono stati ritenuti responsabili, ed anzi autori materiali, di tutto quanto ospitato sul loro server. Si tratta di un modello inquietante, lo stesso che tutte le persone che si sono battute in questi anni per la conservazione delle liberta' in rete hanno cercato di evitare, ma che a dispetto di tutto si sta affermando con prepotenza.

[ comunicato di autistici/inventati | approfondimento sul rapporto controverso tra trenitalia e internet [ferry byte] ]

Leggi la documentazione legale:

denuncia di Trenitalia | memoria di Autistici/Inventati | replica di Trenitalia | controreplica di Autistici/Inventati

Elenco dei mirror del sito presenti in rete


RNC Protests Begin With Largest Ever NYC Critical Mass

Times Square

Following the festive arrival of the DNC2RNC "Democracy Uprising" march, protesters against the Republican National Convention staged the largest ever New York City Critical Mass bike ride. Well over 5000 riders filled nearly 4 kilometers of city streets before breaking into smaller groups. [Read minute-by-minute reports.] Critical Mass is a direct action that takes place in cities throughout the world on the last Friday of every month as a way to reclaim urban streets and promote oil-free transportation.

The ride lasted about 2 hours (full audio), performed its traditional occupation of Times Square and rode past Madison Square Garden, site of the RNC, shutting down traffic in Midtown Manhattan. Approximately 800 Critical Massers ended up at St. Mark's Church in lower Manhattan, sanctuary for the protest and home to much of the organizing for the counter-RNC mobilizing. Upon arriving at the church, the Critical Mass riders hoisted their bikes into the air, waving them overhead as they unleashed a long unified victory cry.

However, the police arrived 15 minutes later and violently arrested many people. There were a total of 264 arrests over several locations; at least 6 Indymedia journalists were arrested.

RNC coverage:



A.Noise webstream

pdx web radio live

Infoline phone number: (212) 400-7458

Live Call-In number: 800-939-7973


Euskal Jai Squat Eviction Chronicle

Euskal Jai is the famous Squat of Pamplona's old part, where during the past 10 years lots of projects went on. August 16: Early in the morning 3 different police forces arrived at the door of the squat with a demolition machine that tries to break down the main door. Over 50 people resist inside. More demolishing machinery is in the way. Some people lie down to avoid the machinery arriving at the squat and police charge against them. Other people demonstrated against the eviction, more charges with rubber bullets and arrests. After breaking the door the demolition started with the people still inside the building. There is no legal order for demolition.

Pictures: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 ]

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RADIO: INDYMEDIA - 27 Aug 2004

Tune In Today - Critical Mass Radio Network

Tune in today to hear the first, coordinated national broadcast of the Critical Mass Radio Network. This is a new network of autonomous, anti-corporate, community radio stations all around the United States. Broadcasts include Kill Radio, Radio Active Radio, Freak Radio, A-Noise, Enemy Combatant Radio and Portland IMC Web Radio.

There is going to be a single coordinated internet stream today that will play the streams coming out of LA, San Diego, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Portland and New York. This stream will be simultaneously broadcast around the united states on all of the participating stations. You can hear that stream by going to

Critical Mass Radio Network is a decentralized network of independent community based radio stations that will broadcast a coordinated signal internationally. The general theme of today's broadcast will be the Republican National Convention in New York and the resistance to the policies of the Bush Administration. CMRN plans to do co-ordinated broadcasts once a month on the last Friday.

USA: Election/Protests - 23 Aug 2004

DNC2RNC Marches On

The DNC2RNC march is a 258 mile movement from the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA, USA to the Republican National Convention in New York City. The march started on July 31th and is 24 days into it, having gone over 200 miles so far. In that time span the march has connected with many local communities, learned more about working and living as a community, and experienced together many new and wonderful things.

Regular updates [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ] have been posted to various IMC's, and an impromptu Indymedia team has produced daily video journals [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ], a commercial and a preview of the march. They were also subjected to heavy rains while a tropical storm breezed through the area and stood strong, marching through it all.

The march will enter New York City on August 26th, three days before the United for Peace and Justice march. They have prepared a theatrical entrance in the spirit of Zapatismo and have issued a statement about it. To find out more on the march watch for regular updates at DNC2RNC, NYC IMC, St. Louis IMC, and Portland IMC.

PHOTOS: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 ]


Back to back direct actions for Cascadia's forests!

This week forest defenders across Cascadia united to expose the link between the politicans and corporations that profit from the destruction of US public lands. On Tuesday, 40 Cascadians occupied US Senator Ron Wyden's office. The following day, a protester dressed as a spotted owl locked to a 250 pound stump while others rallied, shutting down Umpqua Bank's flagship branch for several hours.

Both Umpqua Bank and Senator Wyden greenwash their images, depicting themselves as environmentally friendly while supporting and profiting from the destruction of Oregon's native forests. Senator Wyden presents himself as a green politican, and yet of all US politicans he is the fifth highest recipient of campaign contributions from the timber industry. Meanwhile, he sponsors earth-destroying legislation with eco-friendly names like the "Healthy Forest Restoration Act."

Similarly, Umpqua Bank markets itself as a new, hip, eco-conscious bank. In reality "StUmpqua" Bank is run by the dinosaurs of Oregon's ancient forest logging industry. With the past two days of forest actions, local activists are gearing up for the upcoming Earth First! Direct Action Rendezvous in Southwest Oregon the final weekend in August, near the massive Biscuit logging project. The National Earth First! Rendezvous will be held in Oregon in Summer 2005.

VIDEO: Office takeover; Bank lockdown

PHOTOS: Office takeover; Bank lockdown

BACKGROUND AND NEWS: Cascadia RiSiNG! Eco-Defense Infosite | Native Forest Council | Portland Indymedia Forest Page | Cascadia Forest Defenders |

NEW YORK: PROTEST - 20 Aug 2004

RNC Roundup

As the RNC rapidly approaches, New York City continues to heat up. United for Peace and Justice, organizers of the large August 29 march, and the National Council of Arab-Americans are both suing the city to be allowed to protest in Central Park. Meanwhile, Mayor Bloomberg and tourism officials are offering "well-behaved protesters" baby blue buttons saying "peaceful political activists" that will give them discounts at restaurants and museums and the NYPD is "shadowing" 56 activists from around the country.

A Life After Capitalism conference is going on August 20-22, Time's Up is holding a Bike National Convention from August 20 to August 29, an Immigrant Worker Speak Out is happening on August 27 and a Books not Bombs Youth Convergence is being held on August 28. Numerous calls for (direct) action have been issued, including one for a day of direct action on August 31. This is not to mention the rallies and marches being organized by United for Peace and Justice, Still We Rise, the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and other groups.

The Indypendent, NYC IMC's paper, has printed 200, 000 copies of the latest issue of its paper, believed to be the largest printing by a radical grassroots newspaper in decades, and is planning to print at least 100, 000 copies of its August 25 paper while 25, 000 copies have been printed of the People's Guide to the Republican National Convention. An Indymedia Infoshop and photo exhibit have just opened and a Convergence Center is soon to follow.

| RNC Watch | RNC Not Welcome | | NYC IMC

New York City (USA): ALTERNATIVE MEDIA - 19 Aug 2004

Miami Model Screening Raided in NYC

The Miami Model In the lead up the the RNC, the state has already begun intensifying their indimidation tactics, starting with a police raid on an Indymedia film screening and benefit show last night in New York. A multi-agency task force shut down a NYC Indymedia video team benefit late Saturday night, sparking complaints that the action was politically motivated.

"I don't think every single department showing up here was a coincidence," said Brandon Jourdan, a video team organizer. "But maybe it was or maybe it was not. People will have to decide for themselves."

Collectively, Indymedia activists and friends shot hundreds of hours of video footage documenting the FTAA protests in Miami. This footage has been edited by the FTAA Miami Video Working Group into a documentary that cuts through the mass media blackout to reveal the brutal repression and assault on civil liberties that took place, as well as the life-affirming and inspiring alternatives to capitalist globalization that were also in full effect in Miami.

[ NYC Indymedia | NYC IMC Video Team | FTAA IMC - The Miami Model | film order online at The Miami Model website ]

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¡Que cese el maltrato!
¡Que cese el maltrato!...
30-08-2004 20:59
Puerto Rico

Ultimas noticias
Ultimas noticias desde NY...
30-08-2004 20:06
Puerto Rico

Hennepin County Judicial Candidate Forum
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Minneapolis/St. Paul

Scontri Acerra
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30-08-2004 19:24

Molotov bombs, stones and arrests
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30-08-2004 19:09

Report from New York!
So much has been going on that I can only tell of a few things, a tiny window i...
30-08-2004 17:37
Santa Cruz, CA

8/28: March For Women's Lives and more
8/28: March For Women's Lives and more...
30-08-2004 17:17
San Francisco Bay Area

Secret Service Attempts Subpoena for Indymedia Logs
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30-08-2004 16:45

Republican National Convention Coverage - Aug. 29, 2004
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30-08-2004 16:13

Secret Service Subpoenas NYC Indymedia over Delegate Lists
The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation and is demanding reco...
30-08-2004 15:54

Protesta masiva
Masiva protesta en NY: 500,000 personas en las calles...
30-08-2004 15:23
Puerto Rico

Protesta masiva
Masiva protesta en NY: 500,000 personas en las calles...
30-08-2004 15:16
Puerto Rico

August 29, 2004: Wrap Up
The largest protest outside a political convention -- ever. A half-million in th...
30-08-2004 14:37

Bronx Cheer: Well Into Evening, GOP Delegates Unwelcomed by New Yorkers
After Sunday evening, there could be little doubt: the Republican Convention is ...
30-08-2004 14:28

NY Militarizada
Nueva York Militarizada...
30-08-2004 14:22
Puerto Rico

Volunteering at the RNC; Part #2
I got up at 5am this Saturday morning. I shaved and showered, skipped the sit-up...
30-08-2004 14:02

The Not Quite "Battle" of Central Park
For weeks the rumors flew. Chicago ’68. Anarchists on the grass. Militancy unlea...
30-08-2004 13:38

eco/cultural rights
30-08-2004 13:20

Secret Service Attempts Subpoena For Indymedia Logs as Part of Harassment Campaign
As was reported in today's New York Times, the Department of Justice has opened ...
30-08-2004 13:17

Local RNC Solidarity Actions in Medford
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30-08-2004 11:11
Rogue Valley

Secret Service Attempts Subpoena for Indymedia Logs
Grand Jury Subpoenas NYC Indymedia Logs...
30-08-2004 10:34
San Francisco Bay Area

Save Happy Valley campaigners hunger strike and occupy mine site
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30-08-2004 07:27

Convención Republicana 2004...
30-08-2004 07:10
Puerto Rico

CMI-Puerto Rico brindará cobertura desde las calles de Nueva York...
30-08-2004 06:50
Puerto Rico

Radical People of Color Take their Messages to the Streets
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30-08-2004 06:17

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30-08-2004 05:18
San Diego

Interviews from UFPJ March, Part 1
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30-08-2004 05:10

Day 3 in NY:New tech,more cop&media tricks and huge numbers
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30-08-2004 04:07

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30-08-2004 03:58

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