US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC :
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Newswire Articles
Commentary :: Globalization
Almost Blinded by My Ego's Frustration: for Tookie
17 Dec 2005
Read the full article...
Commentary :: International
BTL:Christian American Peace Activists Bring Protest Against Torture to...
17 Dec 2005
...Gates of U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ~ Interview with Simon Harak, Jesuit priest and organizer with the War Resisters League, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Read the full article...
News :: Environment : Politics
US Navy plans use of LFAS in Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Mediterranean Oceans without proper EIS
17 Dec 2005
Honolulu (Dec 2005). The US Navy is in the final stages of submitting public comments to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pertaining to the use of Low Frequency Sonar in the Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Oceans. The well documented negative affects of this technology has been demonstrated in the past in whale and dolphin beachings around the world, with some washing up with visible damage to their ears (bleeding), disorientation, often leading to death. Humans within the vicinity of this technology have experienced well documented negative physical, psychological and mental problems.

The King of Hawai'i has issued a summary of the "so called" public meeting held in Honolulu recently, where some members of the community were allowed to testify. The meeting was held in the back room of a poorly lit hallway, through a maze of corridors on the University of Hawai'i campus, where attendees had to pay $3.00 for parking. The only visible sign that was posted directing people to the meeting was an 8 X 10 inch, handwritten poster that was tacked up hastily in two darkened hallways, with one indicating that persons should head down the hallway in BOTH directions in order to access the meeting room. Further, environmental groups, and other entities that are not only actively suing the US Navy to stop using this technology, but others who have a clear interest in attending this meeting were not notified of the meeting in advance so they could appear to testify. As a result, many who did hear about the meeting were informed via word of mouth the day before the meeting took place. Additionally, the US Navy has already conducted testing of this technology in the Hawaiian waters without public knowledge, and without an EIS in place during the humpback whale mating season.

The King of Hawai'i issued a statement prohibiting the use of this technology within 200 miles of the coast of the Hawaiian Island chain, in part due to the sacred ancestral connection that Hawaiians have with not only land entities, but their ocean counterparts as well. Many Hawaiian families think of whales, dolphins,sharks, turtles, and other fish as a part of the ancient Hawaiian cosmology and geneology that connects them to their ancient past. About twenty members of the public attended the meeting, with eight members of the audience in attendance on the US Navy's behalf. There was at least one person in this Naval group who spent the entire meeting glaring threateningly at whomever testified (and others in the audience) who clearly expressed views not in line with what the US Navy was trying to accomplish. We were told that this person was there to provide security. Interested members of the Public should send their written comments to the address listed below by December 27, 2005.
Read the full article...
Interview :: Media
Michel Van Rijn, The Gospel of Judas
16 Dec 2005
Modified: 04:23:30 PM
Interview with Michel Van Rijn.
Read the full article...
LOCAL News :: Politics
Alive In Baghdad, Acoustic Benefit Show 12-28-05
16 Dec 2005
Wednesday, December 28th at 7:00pm at the old Harvard Social Forum in Harvard Square, there will be an acoustic benefit show for Alive In Baghdad, a boston-based activist film project taking footage in Iraq.
Read the full article... (1 comment)
LOCAL News :: Education : Environment
Massachusetts could be leading the Effort to Ban Neurotoxic Artificial Sweetener
16 Dec 2005
Along with the UK and New Mexico, Massachusetts could be at the forefront of these efforts. Why? Aspartame turns into Formaldehyde and causes Numerous Neurodegenerative Illnesses, yet is still found in 7000 food products and 600 children's medications. Please write to your state Attorney General today!
Read the full article... (3 comments)
LOCAL Announcement :: Organizing
Free Youth Network Gathering: Saturday 17th, 2:00pm
16 Dec 2005
The Free Youth Network, a collaboration of anarchist youth and collectives, will be having our monthly gathering this saturday the 17th.
Read the full article... (17 comments)
News :: International
Narco News Needs Your Support!
16 Dec 2005
An important story in Mexico is about to take a new turn. We'd like to
report it. We'd like to give it the Narco News Full Coverage that it
deserves. But for that to happen, we need your immediate help.

On January 1, 2006, after 22 years in the mountains of Chiapas,
Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos – the masked spokesman for the
indigenous rebel movement - is coming out to begin a six-month public
tour of every corner of Mexico: "to listen to the simple and humble
people who fight."
Read the full article...
News :: Human Rights
Republicans Push to Make Illegal Immigration a Felony
16 Dec 2005
House Republicans push legislation that defies Bush's guest-worker plan, under which criminals are not eligible for legal status.
Read the full article... (3 comments)
Commentary :: International
BTL:After Opposition Parties Boycott Vote, Hugo Chavez Wins Total Control of...
16 Dec 2005
...Venezuela's Parliament ~ Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist living in Caracas, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Read the full article...