The arrests of the political activists in South of Italy are really grave. It's urgent to give an strong and united response. Isole nella Rete is proposing a netstrike.
Over the skin of the activists from the South is the future of all the political activism.
An interview with Hasan Barghouthi, Palestinian labor activist, who's currently visiting Boston. If you have a fast connection, download the high-quality MP3 audio file; otherwise listen to the interview as three smaller, lower-quality MP3 audio files. (article 1)
"We have a list of about 1,000 people," said David Steigman, the TSA [Transportation Safety Administration] spokesman. The agency was created a year ago by Congress to handle transportation safety during the war on terror. "This list is composed of names that are provided to us by various government organizations like the FBI, CIA and INS . We don't ask how they decide who to list. Each agency decides on its own who is a 'threat to aviation.'"
"...there are few countries in the Americas where civil society is strong enough to push the national government into offering significant resistance to the FTAA-Venezuela being the obvious exception, and Brazil the big question mark....The lesson was clear: we are stronger when we work across borders." Lots of good stuff in between -- mentions of indymedia, ENLACE, etc.