On July 6th 2009, a group of Earth First! and Rising Tide activists blocked a logging road leading to the Umpcoos Ridge timber sale. The blockade and free state stopped logging and planted the seed for more progressive forest management.
Just six weeks after a deadly flotilla raid, Israeli defense forces face another aid ship headed for the Israeli Gaza blockade.
Palestinian residents of the Al-Mazra’a ash Sharqiya village dismantle roadblock as symbol of resistance
A major blockade and protest at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston near Reading to mark UN Disarmament Week. The Aldermaston Big Blockade, organised by Trident Ploughshares and supported by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), Block the Builders and the Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp  is seeking to disrupt work on existing Trident nuclear warheads and the facilities that will enable the development of their successors at Britain’s nuclear weapons research laboratory.
Thounsands of Turkish People marched every night, to Levent to sympathize with Palestinians blockade the Consular.
Protests in Turkey against Israeli operation in Gaza Strip, that has killed hundreds of Palestinians, widen all layers of society.
Turkish civil society organizations has on Tuesday continued to protest Israel bombardments over Gaza in an attack that has so far claimed nearly 400 Palestinians.
Turkish Road Labour Union strongly condemned Israel for what they called " crimes against humanity".
Turkish Electrical Engineers Association also made statement and condemned the Israel`s Gaza attack.
"The images from the Gaza began to remind a genocide. We will not just watch this shame and we urge all humanity to do the same", the statement said.
State Audits Foundation, News Reporters Union and Turkish Pharmacists Association also condemned the attack and urge all countries to stop Israeli aggression.
Civil Society organizations called on Turkey to cancel all bilateral agreements signed with Israel and said everyone who stays silent to the Israeli massacre will share the same responsibility.
Meanwhile, a group of protesters gathered in front of the Human Rights Statue in Ankara to protest Israel.
Protesters chanted slogans to support Gazans and stated noone can remain silent in the face of such brutality.
Police helicopter in the blockade.
Soundbites from the climate activists as they blockade the Royal Bank of Scotland in protest at RBS's investment of government money in fossil fuel projects
About 20 campaigners from Stop Deportation blockaded Tinsley House detention centre at Gatwick airport, where some Iraqi refugees due for deportation were being held. 17 March 2009.
Anti-deportation campaigners blockade Colnbrook detention centre, near Heathrow airport, to try and prevent a mass deportation flight to Iraqi Kurdistan. 12 May 2009. *******stopdeportation****. Producer: *******visionon.tv.
Michael Bailey: 70,000 Gazans have no drinking water; UN can't feed 700,000 refugees
More at *******www.theuptake****. rotesters were prevented from marching on the Xcel Energy Center on the evening of John McCain's Republican Nomination acceptance speech by a growing mass of police in St. Paul, Minnesota today. The Uptake's Corrine McDermid was there on the ground documenting the tension, the frustration, and the spirit of those protesters.
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Activists from Climate Camp Cymru, were arrested for objecting to plans for a £400m biomass power station close to the much smaller Western Woods plant in Port Talbot.
Prenergy Power has been granted a licence by Environment Agency Wales (EAW) for the project which the company said would be able to power 500,000 homes.Construction is set to start next year.
Julian Assange has an announcement. But this is no leak. Whistle-blowing Wikileaks is in financial trouble.
Jordanian protest against Gaza blockade
Hundreds of Jordanians walked through the streets of Amman in two different marches this week protesting against the siege of Gaza. The protests were organized by Islamic action front and permitted by the Jordanian authority. The two protest attempted to direct the international community attention to non humanitarian conditions in Gaza who’s shutting down of cargo crossing and consequently preventing food medicine and fuel to going in. fuel shipments held from being sent to Gaza’s main power plant has caused daily electrical blackouts for many of the Palestinians living there. This siege around Gaza has caused the death of more than a hundred people due to diseases untreated as well as death of animals due to unmet nutritional needs.
Mexican crime reporter shot dead
Armando Rodriguez said goodbye to his wife and two of their children and climbed into the car with his oldest girl, Ximena. As Rodriguez warmed up his car, an unknown gunman fired repeatedly into his body as Ximena watched . Increasingly, such murders are an ordinary part of life for Mexico's reporters. The country is now one of the world's most dangerous for journalists. Rodriguez had worked for El Diario Newspaper in Cd. Juarez, the heart of Mexico’s drug war. No one knows who murdered Rodriguez, but it is obvious those behind Rodriguez's death clearly intended to frighten journalists, newpapers and electronic news outlets into avoiding coverage of cartel crime and terrorism. The implications are enormous. If reporters like Armando Rodriguez can be silenced without punishment, Mexican civil society will be forced accept the cartels' version of reality.
Angered by India’s over cautious approach
Tibet has been an emotional issue for India, especially after Dalai Lama fled here in 1959. Walking the diplomatic tight rope Nehru cited his decision to give asylum as a sentimental move and not political. Since then political realities have changed. China has emerged is the new Asian giant that every nation wants to befriend and not annoy, so does India. Our relations with China have improved and even our bilateral trade is improving. Why should we spoil this developing relationship by raising an issue which everyone else has given up? Why should India choose to fight for Tibetan independence when Dalai Lama himself is ready to settle down with autonomy under the Chinese. Last month Britain dealt the Tibetans a deadly blow by announcing unconditional recognition of China's absolute authority over Tibet. Either ways an Independent or an autonomous Tibet is an outdated concept, no use beating the dead horse.
Kenya eyes Telemedicine
Telemedicine is not a common term in the Kenyan medical sector however not so new.And with the escalating cases of misdiagnosis in Kenyan hospitals, telemedicine has been cited as the only way to bring to an end such cases. This year, Kenya has had three major cases of amputation because of wrong treatment. There have been unreported cases of deaths especially among children, after doctors administered drugs without identifying the real cause of the children’s illnesses. The plan involves connecting all hospitals in Kenya with the Internet, partly to help doctors make informed diagnoses and even consult their colleagues via secured Internet traffic before they administer any drugs. With the new initiative, doctors manning rural dispensaries will be able to order medical supplies directly from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) at the touch of a button. This will largely benefit rural areas which have had a history of poor medical coverage.
.~*US Blockade against Cuba*~.
Dwight D. Eisenhower:
[..]That Administration carried out a vast number of threatening actions, including economic coercion and attacks against Cuba’s principal economic targets. The suspension of the Cuban sugar quota in the American market stands out among these acts of aggression.
Eisenhower severed diplomatic relations with Cuba on 3 January 1961, just two weeks before concluding his presidential term.
-11.06.59: In the context of the enforcement of the Agrarian Reform Law enacted in May 1959, the United States threatened to reduce the Cuban sugar quota, ban U.S. private investments and cut all economic assistance, if American properties were nationalized without prompt compensation.
-13.11.59 As part of a series of maneuvers aimed at hindering Cuba’s purchases of the necessary weapons to defend itself against counterrevolutionary activity and air raids, the U.S. government pressured the British government in order to prevent it from selling 15 combat aircraft to Cuba.
-26.05.60 The U.S. Embassy in Havana issued a note advising that the Mutual Security Act of 1960 provides that no assistance will be given to Cuba unless the President determines that it is a matter of U.S. national and hemispheric interest.
-29.06.60 American companies Texaco, Esso and Shell, Cuba’s longstanding oil suppliers, cut their oil supply and refused to refine the crude oil imported from the USSR, as a result of the pressures exerted by the U.S. government.
-06.07.60 Passage of Public Law 86-592 amending section 408 of the Sugar Act of 1948 and authorizing the President of the United States to set the Cuban sugar quota for 1960 and the first quarter of 1961, based on U.S. national interest and regardless of any other sugar quota consideration. (74 Stat. 330).[..]
~Cuba Versus Blockade: Cuban's people web site~